I was in my car last night when I caught my first listen to new music from DEVILDRIVER via SiriusXM Liquid Metal. I've long gotten a bit of grief for my love for Dez' work in COAL CHAMBER vs. what I always thought was average music from DEVILDRIVER. But... with this new album, WINTER KILLS about to be released on Napalm Records this August, my interest is piqued. The band has unleased "Ruthless" to internet listeners and you can find it streaming below. Crank it up, and then share your thoughts on the track in the comments section.
Florida's NOT TONIGHT JOSEPHINE have just launched pre-orders for their new EP, COMMON GOLD (out July 9), and those who pre-order via Bandcamp will get the EP for just $1 (or if you're feeling generous, you could pay more at your choosing). COMMON GOLD is the first release from the band to feature new vocalist Danny Garry and guitarist Scott Vallina, and was recorded and produced by James Paul Wisner (Underoath, Paramore, Go Radio, Further Seems Forever). A new lyric video for the title track was just released, and can be viewed below...
Los Angeles-based producer/performer AUDREY NAPOLEON recently released a video for her track "Dope A La Mode," which features SEMI PRECIOUS WEAPONS vocalist Justin Tranter as her husband. To celebrate the official release of that track through SWE Music, Audrey is serving up a FREE DOWNLOAD of the single through July 9th. Check out the video and grab the track below.
As the August 6 release date of their new album, LATE FOR NOTHING approaches, IWRESTLEDABEARONCE is back with the second taste of their new sounds, and the voice of new vocalist Courtney LaPlante. "Firebees" can be streamed below, and word just arrived from Century Media Records that pre-orders are now live. Anyone that pre-orders LATE FOR NOTHING on iTunes will receive "Firebees" as an immediate download.
After making it's debut over at FEARnet earlier this month, the new video, "World of Silence" by CHAMBER OF ECHOES has been on a slow-burn rise. Just landing here at Rock Father HQ earlier this evening, the video can be viewed below...
My friends over at PBS Digital Studios have something really great to share today - a previously-unheard interview from LOUIS ARMSTRONG, conducted in 1964 by "two young kids" - Michael Aisner and James R. Stein, for the New Trier High School radio station. The interview took place at Ravinia - which is fairly close to Rock Father HQ here in Chicago's Northern Suburbs, and features Satchmo discussing the origin of his nickname, how his career got started and more. It's fascinating to hear, but also fun to watch as it's been animated as part of BLANK ON BLANK, the ongoing series from David Gerlach. Check it out below.
NEW YEARS DAY just hit the road for the full, 40-date run of the 2013 Vans Warped Tour, and with their latest album, VICTIM TO VILLAIN out now on Century Media, the time has come for a new lyric video. Right here on The Rock Father, you can check out "Death of the Party," the latest visual accompaniment to be release in support of the new record.
CHARLIE DARKER, a protege of WOLFGANG GARTNER, has just released a new remix of "One in a Million" from Canadian band, DOWN WITH WEBSTER. The track has been made available as a FREE DOWNLOAD, which can be obtained right here on The Rock Father via the Soundcloud widget below.
On July 30, the BACKSTREET BOYS, complete with all five original members - Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell, AJ McLean and Kevin Richardson, will release their 20th Anniversary album, IN A WORLD LIKE THIS. Just ahead of their July 2 tour kick-off in Chicago, the group has unleashes the title track to the new album. "In A World Like This" is available now on iTunes, and can be streamed below.
Last Wednesday night, Nashville rockers RED took to the stage at The Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles for a stop on their RELEASE THE PANIC Tour. On assignment from The Rock Father, photographer Jackie Teeple captured the show for a featured gallery. RED's new album, RELEASE THE PANIC, is available now on iTunes in standard and deluxe editions.
LOCAL H frontman Scott Lucas will release the latest from his SCOTT LUCAS & THE MARRIED MEN project this coming Tuesday, as THE CRUEL SUMMER EP arrives at digital retailers and as a limited-edition 7" Vinyl via The End Records. Today comes the music video for the title track, a dark cover of the 1980s BANANARAMA classic, "Cruel Summer." Check it out below...
The HOUSE OF BLUES 20th Anniversary Tour gets started on June 26, and it's HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD in the headline spot. On for support will be ESCAPE THE FATE and ALL HAIL THE YETI. Dates for the full trek can be found below, with additional details and ticket info posted on the Hollywood Undead Facebook Page. The band is touring in support of NOTES FROM THE UNDERGROUND, which was released this past January. A new video for "Dead Bite" has been promised for the near future (a lyric video was released last fall).