And so another year comes to a close. 2012, just like any other year, you had your gems and you had your flops when it came to album releases. For this article, I’d like to give you my Top 10 albums of 2012 as well as several honorable mentions that didn’t exactly make the cut but were too good to leave unmentioned. So, read on to see my Top 10 Albums Of 2012!
Deftones may very well be one of the most consistent and dependable bands of the past 20 years. Each new release sees the band further their musical scope while still retaining that immediately identifiable sound. I personally got hooked into the band with White Pony, specifically the songs “Passenger” and “Digital Bath” (god, I love that song). Since then, I’ve been an excited fan, always eager to hear new material. And now, on Tuesday, their latest effort, Koi No Yokan, the follow up to 2010’s Diamond Eyes will come out. But how does it measure up? Find out below. READ MORE
On what might be one of the heaviest tours currently on the road, Revocation is helping melt faces every night on the 18 Nights Of Blood tour, which also features Six Feet Under and Dying Fetus (John Gallagher interview here). But for readers who are unaware of what life is like on the road, drummer Phil Dubois-Coyne has written up an exclusive blog for Bloody Disgusting. It’s quite the hilarious read and I can safely say that, as a result of the blog, I now have a reason to visit Atlanta. Find out why below!
Mastodon have released a live video for “All The Heavy Lifting” from their Feb. 11th performance at London’s Brixton Academy. The song comes from their latest album The Hunter, which was released Sept. 27th, 2011. The band is currently touring throughout Europe. All tour dates can be found here.
Pop punk rock band Green Day is currently in the studio recording three new albums for a staggered release starting this September. The albums, entitled ¡Uno!, ¡Dos!, and ¡Tré!, will be released via Reprise Records Sept. 25th, 2012, Nov. 13th, 2012, and Jan. 15th, respectively. Read on for a quote from the band as well as a video of them in the studio discussing the new albums a wee bit. READ MORE
Mastodon just uploaded a new song, Spectrelight, to the Roadrunner Records Germany YouTube page. The song comes off their upcoming album, The Hunter, which comes out Sept. 27th. You can check out Spectrelight after the jump while below is another new song, Curl of the Burl.