Brooklyn's CANDIRIA are a band that more people should know about - something I've been saying for many years, going back to when I first heard their album 300 Percent Density while working for the late Sam Goody back in 2001. Fusing metal, hardcore, jazz, and hip-hop, Candiria is back with a new album, While They Were Sleeping, set for release by Metal Blade Records on October 7th. It was recorded at Spaceman Sound in Brooklyn by Tom Tierney and Alex Mead-Fox, and produced by Candiria. Check out the new single, "Mereya," and all of the new album details below...
When people ask what my "top five" favorite bands are, I usually have a problem with the fifth spot. When it comes to all-time favorites, I can tell you the "top four," and one of those bands is CLUTCH. This October, the band will release PSYCHIC WARFARE through their own Weathermaker Music, their latest dozen-track sonic assault, and one whose pending release has just jumped to the top of my most-anticipated records for the second half of 2015.
Hailing from the Kenosha, Wisconsin area, PRODUCT OF HATE have been crafting their vicious blend of groove, thrash, and new-wave metal for the past few years. Sharing the stage with some of the biggest bands in metal including TESTAMENT, LAMB OF GOD, GWAR, CHIMAIRA, UNEARTH, MESHUGGAH, JOB FOR A COWBOY & LAZARUS A.D. PRODUCT OF HATE is now set to take on the world.
PRODUCT OF HATE have signed with Austrian Metal Powerhouse Label Napalm Records, and will release their debut album in Summer 2015. Their new album is being currently being mixed and mastered at SafeHouse Production by James Murphy (Death, Testament, Obituary)
As I sit here on a Monday night, my office windows open to let in the cool Fall breeze, sipping a pumpkin spice coffee as I nurse myself back from a cold... I'm listening to some perfect music for the season - a song made famous by THE MISFITS. Now, I'm not listening to the original version, but to a lullaby version of one of their most lyrically-inappropriate songs for this site: "Last Caress." Like many of my generation, the song first hit my ears via the 1987 METALLICA cover on THE $5.98 E.P.: GARAGE DAYS RE-REVISITED. Now, you can introduce the early music of Glenn Danzig and Jerry Only to the youngest member of your family, with LULLABY VERSIONS OF THE MISFITS, the latest collection from the Roma Music Group and their TWINKLE TWINKLE LITTLE ROCK STAR collection. Set for release on October 1 (perfect for Halloween), the set just went live on iTunes for Pre-Orders, with "Last Caress" as an instant download. Check out a preview below...
New York's THE OHMIES have announced a September 17 release date for their new album, MORNING WISH GARDEN. Based on their interactive musical theater experience that launched in 2011, the album features 10 songs produced by GRAMMY nominee Tor Hyams and will be available this coming Tuesday at a discounted price via the band's official website.
On October 15, PAUL McCARTNEY will release his new album... entitled, NEW. Available for pre-order on iTunes right now, the regular album will feature a dozen new songs, all detailed below. The Deluxe Edition will feature a pair of bonus tracks, the names of which have not yet been revealed. Take a peek at the details, along with some words from Paul below. The very BEATLES-esque title track is available as an instant download with pre-orders.