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LETLIVE. Announce New Album

LETLIVE. Announce New Album

Los Angeles natives letlive. have announced the release of their fourth studio album, If I’m The Devil …, which will be hitting shelves on June 10 via Epitaph. Formed in 2002, letlive. are one of those bands who are difficult to categorise into a single genre. If I’m The Devil … is the follow-up to their 2013 effort The Blackest Beautiful, and the three years between each release saw the band deal with a number of factors — the deaths of Eric Garner and Mike Brown, Ferguson, and policies bordering on domestic terrorism — which ultimately contributed to the new album. Frontman Jason Butler had this to say on combining political messages with music: “Our music is very left-leaning. It’s very clear I have a large disdain for the way a lot of systems are working and our society’s incapability to unravel […] I feel we’ve spent years developing the idea that is letlive., and with this record I feel we have finally developed the SOUND that is letlive..” RELATED: letlive. Release New Song, ‘Good Mourning America’ letlive. Release New Song, ‘Reluctantly Dead’ letlive. Stream New Track, ‘Another Offensive Song’ If I’m The Devil … was recorded at Kingsize Labs in L.A., and co-produced by Justyn Pilbrow. Check out the album artwork and track listing below, and in the meantime, get excited for June 10. 01 I’ve Learned To Love Myself 02 Nü Romantics 03 Good Mourning, America 04 Who You Are Not 05 A Weak Ago 06 Foreign Cab Rides 07 Reluctantly Dead 08 Elephant 09 Another Offensive Song 10 If I’m The Devil… 11 Copper Colored... read more
PAPA ROACH Selling Bizarre Items To Crowdfund New Album, Including a Baby

PAPA ROACH Selling Bizarre Items To Crowdfund New Album, Including a Baby

The little rap-metal band that could, PAPA ROACH, have launched a bizarre crowdfunding campaign to finance their much anticipated (by literally tens of people) tenth studio album, because if you can get people to pay for a robotic leg to be surgically attached to your cat Kevin after it was tragically sheared off in an accident on a construction site (stop making Kevin dismantle the scaffolding, you animal), then why not ask for a little help financing such a momentous occasion. You can choose to simply purchase the album itself, or if you by chance have a lazy $600,000 to burn you can purchase their entire studio, including all their recording equipment. Along with various album and merch bundles, signed drum hardware and handwritten lyrics, for a measly $250 Papa Roach will send you a recorded version of Happy Birthday (lel), $500 will get you a Skype lesson with your choice of guitarist Jerry Horton or Bassist Tobin Esperance, or for the same price you can get a signed fridge that was in their studio (I’d take the fridge). Things then start to get interesting when $1,000 will win you a game of bubble soccer with the band, which interestingly is also a good way to inflict harm on Papa Roach if for some reason you’ve harboured ill will towards them (Infest was a great album, JUST GIVE IT UP ALREADY) for all these years, while $2,000 will get you a day in the studio, and for a paltry $75,000 you can have your very own private acoustic show. Jesus, how expensive is this album? And then of course... read more
Rob Halford From JUDAS PRIEST To Team Up With BABYMETAL

Rob Halford From JUDAS PRIEST To Team Up With BABYMETAL

BABYMETAL, the band enjoyed equally by (some) metal elitists, weeaboos and actual babies (my friend’s baby enjoys the band, it’s pretty adorable), have teamed up with Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford to play a live show. The living legend will join the Japanese trio onstage at the Alternative Press Music Awards in July, but at this stage it’s unclear how the collaboration exactly will go down. Halford, being only slightly Japanese, obviously doesn’t quite ‘fit’ into the Babymetal niche, so perhaps we’ll see a song from Babymetal featuring Halford pop up in the next few months. Whatever the case, it will hopefully serve as another helping of salt to some of the more grumpy metal elitists who had a massive whinge a few weeks ago when Rob Zombie professed his love for band, with some sadboys simple unable to accept the fact Babymetal just keep releasing straight bangers. METAL GOD and FOX GOD will join in July!BABYMETAL Announces AP Music Awards Performance With Rob Halford https://t.co/POecPliTf4 @billboard — BABYMETAL (@BABYMETAL_JAPAN) May 29,... read more
SET ON END Sign With Artery Recordings

SET ON END Sign With Artery Recordings

There’s a few choice bros cracking some brews out of the chilly bin today as Auckland, New Zealand natives Set On End announce their signing with major label Artery Recordings. The fellas debut full-length The Dark Beyond is due out on July 15, also premiering the first single Dissent today via an exclusive with Lambgoat.com. Set On End originally formed back in 2005 and have released one EP so far, with the new album the first new material to feature an all-new lineup after going on hiatus in 2009. You can check out Dissent below, and preorders for The Dark Beyond are available... read more
DISTURBED Clock Over 100 Million Streams For ‘The Sound Of Silence’

DISTURBED Clock Over 100 Million Streams For ‘The Sound Of Silence’

I’ve definitely overused the term ‘dad-metal’ of late, and for that I’m sorry. It’s hard to resonate with the youth of today, with their colourful culture of safe spaces, vaping and steamed hams, and as a result you can get caught up in tiresome cliches that only serve to detract value from the poignant phrase. This is sad, because dad-rock really is a beautiful thing. If I could crown one band as the kings of the general aesthetic it would definitely be our mates from Chicago, Illinois, Disturbed. As a wee lad growing up country Tasmania (yes, my father’s brother is also my mother) I was lucky enough to bear witness to the emergence of Disturbed by way of their debut album The Sickness. This record, which rated as number 24 on Loudwire “Top 25 Debut Hard Rock Albums Of All Time” list, featured the motocross riding, faggot-bashing anthem Down With The Sickness, which of course heralds the famous “OW-WA-AH-AH-AH!” vocal line, voted the worst fucking thing ever basically, by me. With combined album sales prior to the release of their new record Immortalized topping close to 10 million (with their debut selling more than 4.2 million copies in the U.S alone), they’ve always enjoyed a considerable level of success. With release of the new record, however, they’ve truly reached that elusive royalty-like status shared by the likes of media darlings Foo Fighters, Coldplay, and the (Boston accent) rest of those fuckin’ guys. In the last week alone, significantly-bald frontman David Draiman appeared in U.S newspaper crywank the Wall Street Journal for an in-depth interview, and one of their... read more
SKRILLEX & JUSTIN BIEBER Deny Ripping Off WHITE HINTERLAND, Yeah Yeah, I am Lorde

SKRILLEX & JUSTIN BIEBER Deny Ripping Off WHITE HINTERLAND, Yeah Yeah, I am Lorde

Emo-turned-EDM superstar Sonny Moore (aka Skrillex) has released a video and accompanying statement in response to a lawsuit filed against him by singer White Hinterland (aka Casey Dienel), for copyright infringement on the Justin Bieber track Sorry. White Hinterland claims that ol’ mate Skrillex (who helped write and produce the song) and Biebs “copy the vocal riff” in her 2014 song Ring The Bell. The singer released an official statement upon filing the lawsuit, stating that Bieber ignored her initial request for a non-legal resolution. ”As many of you that follow my career and work have already recognized, Justin Bieber’s song “Sorry” copies the vocal riff prominently featured in my song “Ring the Bell.” The writers, producers, and performers of “Sorry” did not obtain a license for this exploitation of my work, nor did they obtain or seek my permission. Yesterday afternoon, I filed a lawsuit for copyright infringement against Justin Bieber and the other responsible parties.” Skrillex then took to Twitter to post the video, tagging his bff Bieber and stating “SORRY we didn’t steal this.” As you can hear below, the two vocal parts are strikingly similar, but Skrillex skillfully fiddling with his knobs in a fashion that is hilariously close to Randy Marsh (I am Lorde) definitely casts some significant doubt on Diener’s claims. You can find the full statement below. Yeah yeah yeah, I am... read more
SAVE THE CLOCK TOWER Release New Single + Video, Announce Album

SAVE THE CLOCK TOWER Release New Single + Video, Announce Album

Tasmanian natives Save The Clock Tower have returned to the post-hardcore scene with a brand new track called ‘White Cross’, taken from their forthcoming full-length album The Familiar // The Decay, which is set to be released on July 1 via the USA’s Bullet Tooth Records. The band have also released a video to go with the song, which you should definitely watch, because ‘White Cross’ is a banger. The clip was directed by Ben Wrigley and produced by Third Eye Visuals. Save The Clock Tower have supported a whole bunch of other bands, such as Bleeding Through, Parkway Drive, Alesana, Northlane, Dream On, Dreamer, and The Amity Affliction, and are endorsed by Ibanez Guitars. Getting down to brass tacks, they’re simply pretty g, and you should definitely check them out if you haven’t already. ‘White Cross’ is available to stream on Spotify and purchase on iTunes as of today, so get on that. And, in the meantime, keep an eye out for The Familiar // The Decay when it drops in about another month’s... read more
PUP Announce Headline Australian Tour

PUP Announce Headline Australian Tour

Photograph: Ryan Faist Toronto punk rockers PUP are returning to Australia later this year in support of their new album The Dream Is Over, which is set to be released on May 27 via SideOneDummy/CookingVinyl. The Dream Is Over follows on from their 2014 self-titled debut and, in the same year, PUP was listed amongst Rolling Stone’s Breakout Rock Acts, Kerrang’s 20 Hottest Bands In The World Right Now, and nominated for three JUNO awards. They’ve played over 300 shows in the last two years, and don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. Tickets for the tour are on-sale now – you can find the dates and locations for each show below. In the meantime too, check out the track ‘If This Tour Doesn’t Kill You, I Will’, taken from The Dream Is Over. PUP HEADLINING AUSTRALIAN TOUR: SATURDAY 1 OCTOBER CAMBRIDGE HOTEL, NEWCASTLE (NSW) BUY TICKETS TUESDAY 4 OCTOBER OXFORD ART FACTORY, SYDNEY (NSW) BUY TICKETS WEDNESDAY 5 OCTOBER THE BRIGHTSIDE, BRISBANE (QLD) BUY TICKETS THURSDAY 6 OCTOBER THE REVERENCE HOTEL, MELBOURNE (VIC) BUY... read more
THE STROKES Announce New EP

THE STROKES Announce New EP

New York nerds The Strokes have unveiled their first new material in over three years, premiering the track Oblivius on frontman Julian Casablanca’s radio show, Culture Void. The song is taken from the upcoming The Strokes EP FuturePresentPast, the follow-up to their 2013 full-length, Comedown Machine. The track is available for pre-order and the EP is currently streaming in full via the Cult Records website, so click here if you want to check it... read more
Paul McCartney Finally Admits WINGS Sucked

Paul McCartney Finally Admits WINGS Sucked

Paul McCartney has finally admitted after more than 35 years that his band Wings totally sucked, stating “we were terrible”. Speaking at BBC Studios with broadcaster John Wilson in front of a select panel of guests, including Brad Pitt and James Bay, the legendary musician confirmed what fans and critics have been saying for decades. ”We were terrible. We weren’t a good group. People said, ‘Well, Linda can’t play keyboards’, and it was true. But you know, Lennon couldn’t play guitar when we started. We knew Linda couldn’t play, we didn’t know each other, but we learned. We had some funny experiences. Looking back on it, I’m really glad we did it.” McCartney also spoke on the origin of Wings, stating it was his wife Linda (keyboardist for the band) who encouraged to start another band after the demise of The Beatles, leading to the formation of the award-winning, yet critically panned act. They went on to release seven full-length albums of pure filler and surprisingly won six Grammy awards, mainly because the Grammys are a popularity contest and McCartney was bigger than Jesus throughout the... read more