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Day in Rock Report for 09/20/2023

Of Mice & Men have shared a visualizer for their new single 'Indigo'. The track comes from their forthcoming album, "Tether", which will arrive on October 6 via SharpTone.

"'Indigo' is about questioning why the sky would choose to be blue if it had the choice to be anything else - blue also meaning sad," states Aaron Pauley. "It's about comforting a loved one in a time of loss by telling them you feel blue, too." (continue)

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Johnny Marr has announced Spirit Power: The Best Of Johnny Marr for release on November 3 via BMG. The album is a personally curated collection of tracks from the last ten years of Johnny's solo career plus two brand new songs produced by Johnny Marr with his co-producer James Doviak, titled "Somewhere" and "The Answer." Released today, "Somewhere" arrives with immediate anthemic magnetism, offering an exciting glimpse of a future fan favorite.

Johnny wrote the song whilst on tour with The Killers, and Blondie, in 2022. Speaking about the track, Marr said: "I've played a lot of arenas over the years, and in terms of songwriting, there's nowhere to hide. For a song to work, it has to be a banger. I know it's almost uncool to think in those terms, but I grew up in a house where my parents listened to Motown, where you couldn't get a song released if it wasn't full of hooks." (continue)

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Big Brother Recordings Ltd today announces the release of limited-edition collector's formats to celebrate the silver anniversary of Oasis' iconic album The Masterplan. Twenty-five years since the original release, November 3rd will see new formats made available including CD, cream cassette, and limited-edition double vinyl formats (heavyweight silver, green and black marble and black). The new formats feature remastered audio, taken from the Chasing The Sun reissues - available for the first time as one collection.

The Masterplan is an extraordinary collection of B-sides originally featured on singles from Oasis' era-defining first three albums, Definitely Maybe (1994), (What's The Story) Morning Glory? (1995), and Be Here Now (1997). Far from being inferior to the A-sides they backed, many of the 14 tracks that feature on The Masterplan have become as cherished as the band's biggest hits from that seminal period. Oasis was following in the tradition of artists like The Jam and The Smiths; both influences on Noel who took great care over their B-Sides. In today's streaming led musical landscape where the traditional single no longer exists, it could be argued that Oasis was the last truly great singles band, and that The Masterplan is proof of that. (continue)

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In This Moment releases the third new song with a stirring cover of Bjork's "ARMY OF ME" off their forthcoming new studio album GODMODE out October 27, 2023 via BMG.

"I was a teenager when I first got into Bjork. I was mesmerized by her. She has a really inspiring energy to a lot of her stuff, an enlightening feeling. She's just so innovative and groundbreaking and inspiring and magical," says vocalist Maria Brink. (continue)

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Joanne Shaw Taylor has released a music video for her brand new single, "Sweet 'Lil Lies." Produced by Kevin Shirley (Aerosmith, Iron Maiden, Led Zeppelin, The Black Crowes) at the illustrious RCA Studio A in Nashville, TN, this song witnesses the magnificent collaboration of top musicians including Rob McNelly (Carrie Underwood, Luke Combs, Buddy Guy) on guitar, Doug Lancio (John Hiatt, Bob Dylan) on rhythm guitar, Alison Prestwood (Blake Shelton, Olivia Newton-John, George Benson) on bass, Jimmy Wallace (Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Gavin DeGraw) on keys, and Anton Fig (David Letterman, Kiss, Joe Bonamassa) on drums & percussion. Released by Joe Bonamassa's Journeyman Records, the song stands testament to Joanne's relentless creativity and musical brilliance (continue)

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Goldenvoice announced the schedule for Power Trip, the historic three-day event taking place October 6, 7 and 8 and bringing together six iconic bands that define loud and powerful music: Guns N' Roses and Iron Maiden (Friday, October 6), AC/DC and Judas Priest (Saturday, October 7) and Metallica and Tool (Sunday, October 8).

This unique night-time desert setting with unmatched concert production will amplify the experience beyond the traditional stadium or parking lot concert norm with three double-billed headlining performances. (continue)

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Gibson, the iconic American instrument brand continues its multi-year partnership with Gene Simmons--international rock legend and co-founder of KISS, America's #1 gold record award-winning group of all time, in all categories (RIAA)--to create the new Gene Simmons EB-0 Bass.

The Gene Simmons EB-0 Bass is inspired by the same Bass that Gene played with KISS in the 1970s. The new Gene Simmons EB-0 Bass is a limited-edition run of 100 guitars and is available worldwide at authorized Gibson Custom Shop dealers and via www.gibson.com. (continue)

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Triumph Of Death proudly announce their debut live album performing the music of Hellhammer 'Resurrection Of The Flesh' to be released November 10, 2023 with noise/BMG.

The impact of Swiss extreme metal forefathers Hellhammer is one that still resonates around the global metal scene today, such was their influence on the early extreme, death, and black metal genres. In the 40 years that have passed since their humble beginnings in Nurensdorf, Switzerland, in May 1982, they have gained a mythically iconic status despite existing for a mere two years. However the band left a highly influential body of work behind, including the three demos Death Fiend, Satanic Rites and Triumph Of Death (al re-released in 2008 as the Demon Entrails demo retrospective), the seminal Apocalyptic Raids EP, and two tracks from the legendary Death Metal compilation. In light of this legacy, it is almost inconceivable that Hellhammer never performed this music on stage. (continue)

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The Shining Hours have just released their latest track titled "Feeling So Fine." The song openly explores the bittersweet emotions of relationships that ultimately end up being adverse by their very nature. The Shining Hours aims to inspire listeners with their well-blended, energetic tracks that evoke a sense of nostalgia.

The track is a perfect representation of the band's sound that combines elements of alternative indie and dream pop. "Feeling So Fine" is an engaging flow that is mellifluously remarkable. Within the framework of design The Shining Hours melodic flow works, it most definitely resonates and covers all music points. (continue)

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Summoning listeners with dynamic guitar riffs and pulsing rhythms, Canadian roots-rockers The Commoners present a video for their brand new single "Devil Teasin' Me" which will released Friday 22nd September 2023.

"Devil Teasin' Me" is the first single from the Commoners' highly anticipated forthcoming third studio album, that will be released worldwide by Gypsy Soul Records in 2024. (continue)

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Due to the overwhelming excitement by fans for The Machine Killer Tour, metal legends Sevendust and Static-X are announcing a second leg in February 2024.

The Machine Killer Tour is a reunion that is over two decades in the making and goes all the way back to 1999. Sevendust, Static-X, & DOPE were each exploding onto the scene and partnered up to create one of the most memorable tours of that year. Now the metal holy trinity will continue touring together next year - the first leg of the tour is this October - where the first run leaves off starting in February 2024. (continue)

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Back in February Philip Selway released his new album Strange Dance to widespread acclaim before embarking on a sold-out UK tour throughout the Spring. Today, Philip Selway & Elysian Collective announce Live At Evolution Studios out December 8 via Bella Union.

A companion piece of sorts to Strange Dance, this superb new live recording features Selway collaborating with celebrated string quartet Elysian Collective and percussionist Chris Vatalaro, reimagining his songs in a slimmed-down setting. To accompany the release Selway has shared the live recording of album highlight "Picking Up Pieces". (continue)

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Southern California melodic post-hardcore outfit, Being As An Ocean has announced their emotive new album 'Death Can Wait', due out February 2nd, 2024 via Out of Line Music.

The band has also shared the official visualizer for the album's stirring title track, offering fans the first taste of their forthcoming release. Elaborating on today's announcement, the band shares "Death Can Wait is about living in the moment, without judgement or fear of circumstance. (continue)

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After over fifteen years as a band, Philly rockers The Menzingers recently announced their long awaited seventh album, Some Of It Was True (out Oct. 13) with single "Hope Is A Dangerous Little Thing", deemed "anthemic yet personal" according to Paste Magazine.

Today they reckon with their pain in new single "Come On Heartache", a slowed down rocker with twangy licks. Demonstrating the band's rich strength in songwriting, "Come On Heartache" personifies the feeling of heartache with vivid imagery as they confront the emotion head on. The song is accompanied by a music video shot at the historic preservation site Lynnewood Hall in Elkins Park, PA, featuring cinematic shots of the band performing in various gorgeous locations across the property. (continue)

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San Francisco indie rockers Warren Teagarden and The Good Grief just released their new single, "LA on My Own," and to celebrate we asked Warren to tell us about the track. Here is the story:

The focus is the relationship between the two "characters." Jessica's character is telling my character that she's leaving him, and she's presenting it as a great act of independence and self-liberation. My character isn't even reacting to what she's saying, he can't get past his impression that she's going to LA for all the wrong reasons. I think a lot of arguments are this way, the two sides aren't even really arguing about the same thing. (continue)

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