Opeth have premiered a brand new track from their forthcoming 10th record, Heritage, which lands on September 27 via Roadrunner.
The song is called The Devil’s Orchard and is a bit different than what one would expect; it’s sung completely in clean vocals (which isn’t a bad thing at all), their a no heavy aspects to the song and the mix has a lovely stripped back, subdued to it. All these things and more make it a dinger of a song. Check it out.
After a bit of research, I have discovered the song is from a Triple J: Live at the Wireless recording from earlier in the year.
A good quality live version of a new(ish) Gaslight Anthem song has surfaced online. The song, called Biloxi Parish has yet to appear on any studio release from the band but it has been floating around in different forms on YouTube and other sites since February.
The first new Mastodon track from The Hunter (October 25), has surfaced online. It’s called Black Tongue is and is accompanied by a nifty video showing the making of the whack tongue goat thing on the front cover of the record.
Today’s YOU SHOUDL LISTEN TO is a good one. Can’t wait for you to check these guys out. Who? Over the Ocean, that’s who. Read their comprehensive bio after the link just below and check out their new video for Something I Was Nothere.
The song is the first single from the new banger of an album, Paper House, which dropped yesterday on Spartan.
In what is sad news, drummer for New York, based hardcore/metal/punk band Cipher, is reportedly missing. Bobis had been surfing in South Sumatra, Indonesa when last seen. Check out a plea for help from his wife in the linkage.
I’ve never heard these guys before, but it’s sad when someone who plays in any band associated with the music I/we listen to is missing, so please re-blog this to help spread the word, even if you don’t know the band.
Currently Spinning: Boys Night Out - Boys Night Out
This is the first Currently Spinning feature for a few weeks. Sorry about that. Anyway, today’s record is Boys Night Out's fantastic (and final), self-titled record. Chuck a sneaky-peek after the linkage below to get a sweet suss of the record's details and other relevant junk.
Welcome to one of the many new, upcoming features on TW. It’s simple. If I hear a band that I really dig that aren’t that well known, I’ll do a “YOU MUST LISTEN TO” feature.
The first band is Banquets. They are a 3 piece from New Jersey and play a catchy brand of pop punk / rock similar to Man Overboard and a less jumpy version of Four Year Strong. They have a brand new song, titled Fireplug, which appears on their forthcoming debut full length, Top Button, Bottom Shelf, which drops on August 23 via Black Numbers.
After staying on the d-low for a few months after the much reported incident at this year’s SXSW, in which the band’s frontman, Ben Weasel, was involved in an altercation with a female audience member (and resulted in the rest of the band quitting), Screeching Weasel have announced a late October show in Chicago.
No other details, including who will actually be taking up the role of Ben’s backing band have been announced. Keep an eye on TW for more news on the matter, which is sure to surface in the near future.
One of the better punk rock blogs around, PMPD, have posted an interview with Melbourne’s Anchors. In the interview, they talk about their next release and touring the U.S. later this year among other things.
One the best webstores for metal, hardcore and the heavier side of music, Relapse, has added a whole bunch of new stock, including junk from Fleshgod Apocalypse, Iced Earth, NOFX, Earth Crisis, Acid Speech and a shitload more.
Get you plastic money out and go get some awesome shit.
FFO: spending money, spending money they probably don’t have, spending more money.
Hypothetical polls show Springsteen would beat current New Jersey Governor
A hypothetical political poll, undertaken by Public Policy Polling, shows New Jersey residents would vote for Bruce Springsteen over current Governor, Chris Christie.
"Springsteen has favorability numbers any politician would die for,” wrote PPP pollster Tom Jensen, “50% of voters see him positively to only 22% with an unfavorable opinion. He has favorable numbers across party lines although perhaps because of his well known politics he’s seen a good deal more positively by Democrats (63/10) than Republicans (38/35).”
Christie is, ironically, a vocal and enthusiastic fan of The Boss, despite Springsteen’s pro-blue collar stance against the governor’s budget cuts. "The cuts are eating away at the lower edges of the middle class,” wrote Springsteen in a letter to the Asbury Park Press, “Not just those already classified as in poverty, and are likely to continue to get worse.”
DyingScene.com have posted a new interview with current indie-pop darlings, Lemuria. The interview covers some interesting subjects such as sexism in the current punk rock scene and their immediate and future touring plans.
Don’t forget, Lemuria will be here in October as the main support for Dropkick Murphys. Check out the dates after the linkage below.