May 2019 06

Tool unveils first new material in 13 years
 
Tool debuted two songs from the progressive/metal band’s as yet unnamed album on May 5 at Jacksonville, FL’s Welcome to Rockville Festival, nearly 13 years to the day after the release of the last album, 10,000 Days. After months of speculation and sporadic updates from the band, guitarist Adam Jones and vocalist Maynard James Keenan confirmed via social media the previous week that the Rockville set would contain new material. After a lengthy delay due to severe storms, Tool took the stage around 10:30pm [..]

May 2019 06

David J announces new single featuring Rose McGowan
 
David J & Rose McGowan - Photo Credit: T.S. AngerHaving spent the last eight months on tour with Peter Murphy celebrating the 40th anniversary of Bauhaus, and releasing the two singles for Record Store Day in April, David J has announced a new digital-only single, “The Auteur (Redux / The Starlet’s Cut),” a revised version of a track originally released in 2002. Serving as a preview of his upcoming double album, Missive to an Angel From the Halls of Infamy and Allure, the single sees David J collaborating with an all-star lineup of musicians, including a co-lead vocal provided by actress/author/activist Rose McGowan. [..]

May 2019 02

Statiqbloom signs with Metropolis for latest album, announces live dates
 
Having recently completed a stint as support act for Mortiis’ “Era 1” North American tour, Brooklyn post-industrial duo Statiqbloom has announced the release of a new album, titled Asphyxia. Following hot on the heels of 2018’s Infinite Spectre EP, Asphyxia finds the band signing with eminent label Metropolis Records [..]

May 2019 02

Darkwave trio Ash Code speaks with ReGen about history, philosophy, and future plans, signing to Metropolis Records on this side of the Atlantic, bringing the Italian trio’s sound to our shores and beyond.
 

 

An InterView with Alessandro Belluccio, Claudia Nottebella, & Adriano Belluccio of Ash Code
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Apr 2019 30

Diary of Dreams announces first U.S.A. tour in over a decade
 
German darkwave/industrial act Diary of Dreams has announced that it will embark on its first tour of the United States in 13 years. Supporting the band’s 2017 album, Hell in Eden, the tour begins on May 4 with the band’s headlining appearance on the second night of this year’s Convergence 25, taking place on Saturday, May 4 [..]

Apr 2019 30

The HU signs to E7M, announces European/U.K. summer tour and debut album
 
Having become an online sensation in late 2018 with the release of two music video singles, Mongolian rock quartet The HU has announced that it will be embarking on a European and U.K. summer tour to coincide with the release of The Gereg, the band’s debut album. Spanning 23 dates and featuring a number of festival appearances, which include Download in the U.K., Eurockeennes De Belfort in France, Tons of Rock in Norway, and Graspop in Belgium, the tour marks The HU’s debut on the global market, bringing their unique blend of modern American hard rock and traditional Mongolian instrumentation – a style the band refers to as “Hunnu rock” – to the masses. [..]

Apr 2019 29

Armalyte Industries announces covers album from PIG
 
There seems to be no stopping the Mighty Swine; having released the Stripped & Whipped remix companion to 2018’s Risen on March 22, Armalyte Industries has announced the release of a new full-length album from PIG, titled Candy. Due for release on June 21, Candy marks a unique entry in the PIG discography as Raymond Watts and company tackle 14 cover songs; referring to the title as “like a lure or precursor to something dark and dreadful,” Watts explains the choice of the album title, “because the songs may seem sweet, inviting, and harmless at first glance, but ‘candy’ suggests there’s something sinister beneath.” [..]

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