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Exalt have a music video out for their track “Feed” off their upcoming release Pale Light. The effort is scheduled for release on November 4th via New Damage Records. Pre-orders are available at the label’s webstore and over at iTunes.
Rockers Night Riots have inked a deal with Sumerian Records. Apparently MTV still does stuff involving music, as the above track “Contagious” was released through them.
Cancer Bats have released a new track titled “Arsenic”. The song will be appearing on the band’s forthcoming effort Searching For Zero. The album cover art can be found below. Not much else has been revealed about the record, which is being produced by Ross Robinson.
POD are currently working on an acoustic album titled So Cal Sessions. The album will be released via T-Boy Records and is scheduled for release November 17th. The track listing and cover art for the effort can be seen below:
1 – “Panic + Run“
2 – “Will You“
3 – “Youth Of The Nation“
4 – “No Ordinary Love Song“
5 – “Strength Of My Life“
6 – “Alive“
7 – “Higher“
8 – “It Can’t Rain Everyday“
9 – “Lost In Forever“
10 – “I’ll Be Ready“
11 – “Beautiful“
12 – “Set Your Eyes To Zion“
Ozzy Osbourne recently sat down with Esquire where he mentioned he hopes original Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward comes back for what is to be the band’s final album. Osbourne said:
“…What I’m really happy about is, if this is Black Sabbath‘s last hurrah, then we’ll have ended it on an up note rather than when I left in 1979 and everybody was fucked up on one thing or another and I was marked out as being the worst, you know. It ended on a bad note, so… The only thing sad about it is I hope Bill Ward can get his stuff together to do this because… one of the biggest things I’m proud of in my life was that Black Sabbath wasn’t a band that was created by some business mogul in London or New York. That we were four guys who had a great idea and it worked from record one, and we still… Would you believe that it took 45 years to get our first number-one album in America? It was amazing to me.”
Marilyn Manson has released a new track with the above video. The track is titled “Third Day Of A Seven Day Binge” and can be downloaded for free at the artist’s website MarilynManson.com. The new track points to a new album but this has not been confirmed, more details when available.
Lacuna Coil concluded the North American leg of their current tour supporting their latest release Broken Crown Halo last week at the House Of Blues in Orlando, FL. It was nothing short of a great evening that started with a phenomenal opening set by New York’s Cilver.
If I had a list of band’s to watch out for, you can bet that Cilver would be on it. The band delivers quality and energetic hard rock with stellar performances by each of the members. In a digital age with a music industry in decline, it’s increasingly important for a band to rely on drawing a crowd with memorable live performances and stage presence. The crowd reception goes to show that Cilver is a band that gives it their all live and can succeed because of it; they are on the rise with no sign of slowing down.
Lacuna Coil followed suit with their own amazing set. As soon as the venue went dark the crowd roared and only got louder when the band hit the stage. The Italian hard rockers went on to give a fantastic fifteen-song performance that consisted of a varied mix of songs from their catalog. “Heaven’s A Lie” being the only cut from Comalies, the remainder saw the band exploring material from Karmacode through to their latest release Broken Crown Halo. It showcased their diversity and how far the band has come since their breakthrough. Though it has been nearly ten years since I’ve seen the band live they continue to put on a great show that demonstrates the kind of band chemistry that a group of friends doing what they love.
Usnea have released a stream of the title track from their upcoming effort Random Cosmic Violence. The record is scheduled for release through Relapse Records on November 10th, pre-orders are currently available here.
If you like what you hear, another track from the offering titled “Healing Through Death” can be streamed below:
Eyehategod will be heading over to Australia next year for a handful of shows, dates follow:
1/29 Perth @ Rosemount Hotel
1/30 Melbourne @ The Hi-Fi
1/31 Sydney @ Manning Bar
2/01 Brisbane @ Crowbar