It’s an amazing time for music, one where we have more listenable options open to us than ever before. And this number is only increasing with each day as we are given the ability to find new bands from resources such as Pandora, Spotify, Bandcamp, Soundcloud, and much, much more. But with that vast amount of possibility lies a loneliness. After all, how can we hope to find great new music when there are so many options ahead of us?
Well my lovely readers, allow me to offer some suggestions, shall I? Without further ado, I present to you 5 Bands That Are The Future Of Rock And Metal! Head on below to see which bands I think are gonna be at the forefront of these beloved genres! READ MORE
Bloody-Disgusting is excited to bring you the exclusive US music video premiere for “Persona Non Grata” from Australian rockers Strangers. The song is the title track from their debut album, which will be coming out in the US April 9th via Permanent Records. The video mixes performance footage of the band with shots of a man in a sleeping bag running frantically away (or toward?) something. This band is definitely for fans of Karnivool or Dead Letter Circus.
Below you can find the video, tour dates, social links, and a FREE download of their track “Bred For Breeding”. Enjoy! READ MORE
I’m a sucker for alternative prog-rock. There’s just enough heaviness to satisfy the metal head in me but there is also a vast amount of tones and effects to appeal to the audiophile in me. Seriously, it’s like I’m an addict and the only cure is more interesting and unique sounds. So when I did a bit of reading and checking into A Liquid Landscape, I was immediately intrigued. They cite influences such as Dredg, Porcupine Tree, Sigur Ros, Karnivool, People In Planes, Tool, and more. Talk about an impressive roster of bands to admire, right? But anyone can claim such bands influence them. The question is can they take those influences and make a unique final product? Is Nightingale Express an album that stands on its own merits? READ MORE
Fair To Midland have announced a string of US winter tour dates with support coming from Dead Letter Circus (one of my favorite bands this year) and Aficionado. Fair To Midland will be touring in support of their latest release Arrows And Anchors. Check out tour dates after the jump. Oh, and make sure to check out the video below to hear a sick bass line.
If you read my review of This Is The Warning then you know how I feel about Dead Letter Circus. This Australian band came to my attention when I heard that they’d be signed to Sumerian Records, a label that has a lot of amazing talent signed on. So, after hearing the album (mind blown) and seeing that they were doing a US tour with Animals As Leaders (interview here), I knew that I had to meet up with the guys and have a little chat.
Check after the jump for our exclusive video interview with singer Kim Benzie as well as some amazing photographs done by RAD Photography.
Last year I was blown away by Australia’s Karnivool and their album Sound Awake. Their song New Day ended up getting my Song of the Year for 2010 and I still blast that album to this day. Well, this year brings me another Aussie band: Dead Letter Circus. Their debut album, This Is The Warning, has been out for over a year down under but is only just now getting a proper US release through Sumerian Records on July 26th. Produced by Forrester Savell, the same man who produced Sound Awake, there are obvious ways to connect the sound of Dead Letter Circus to Karnivool. But is This Is The Warning different enough to stand out on its own?
Okay, so most of you got pretty sick of me covering TesseracT, but what can I say? I love the guys! And you have to admit, they put out one hell of a release with One. Well, I’m back with another band that I’m prepared to plug nonstop: Dead Letter Circus. Seriously, these guys are amazing and I’m stoked to hear that they are going to be hitting the road in the US for the first time! They’ll be touring with Animals as Leaders, Intronaut, Last Chance To Reason, and Evan Brewer (bassist of Faceless). This is a tour that I will DEFINITELY be attending and so should you! The tour is in support of their upcoming album, This Is The Warning, which comes out in the US on July 26th. Check out the tour dates after the jump! READ MORE