Update: Listen to “Up In The Air” below.
Alt-rock band 30 Seconds To Mars has announced that they will be releasing their fourth studio album Love Lust Faith + Dreams on May 21st via Virgin Records. The album will be made available for pre-order at Midnight GMT on March 19th while the first single, “Up In The Air”, will be released today.
The album was recorded around the world, from Europe to India to the band’s own recording studio in California. Production was handled by frontman Jared Leto as well as four out of twelve tracks being co-produced by Steve Lillywhite (U2, The Rolling Stones, Peter Gabriel).
Leto comments, “This is more than an evolution, it’s a brand new beginning. Creatively, we’ve gone to an entirely new place, which is exciting, unexpected, and incredibly inspiring.”
Head on below for the album artwork and the track listing. READ MORE
Razor & Tie have announced the addition of Finnish rock band HIM to their N. American roster. The band recently finished work on their eighth studio album Tears On Tape, which is set for an Apr. 30th release date. The album was produced by Hiili Hiilesmaa and mixed by Tim Palmer (U2, Ozzy Osbourne, Pearl Jam, Robert Plant)
HIM lead vocalist Ville Valo comments, “We´re infernally glad to be dressed sharply enough for our dearest comrades in the U.S. (for once), R&T A-Go-Go!!!”
Razor & Tie A&R Executive Mike Gitter adds, “Few artists are able to tap into rock at its most emotional and forlorn and make it sound so damn uplifting and powerful. That’s Ville Valo and HIM’s stock-in-trade. They take the rawest of emotions and channel them into unforgettable anthems- invoking the spirit of great rock n roll in the process.”
The band will be announcing a US tour next week. READ MORE
Artist Maxim Dalton painted a poster of 35 of the greatest guitar players ever. While it doesn’t include some famous axe wielders (I don’t see Dimebag Darrell on there), it is a pretty comprehensive painting of guitarists who have shaped and influenced their genres. The painting was released as a limited edition poster but sold out long ago.
But what I want to know is can you identify them all! So head on below to test yourself on your guitar player knowledge! READ MORE
Famed rock band U2 will be releasing a From The Ground Up: U2360° Tour, a 260 page large-format hardback photobook with text from Dylan Jones and photography by Ralph Larmann. For U2.com subscribers, this book will come with a great many extras, depending on the package you choose.
For the regular subscription, you get a year subscription to U2.com, the tour book, a 15-track live CD, live downloads, four lithographic prints, four bookmarks, and a 25% discount to anything in the U2 store.
Those who choose the subscription + bundle will receive all of that PLUS the U22 double live CD set (in a deluxe booklet with notes from bassist Adam Clayton), 11 instant U22 downloads plus a bonus track, and the Zoo2Live double CD set (U2 live in Australia in 1993). For those interested, all of the information on how to subscribe can be found here.
Keep in mind that these music editions of the book will only be available through U2.com and not through any online or retail outlet. First copies will ship out in December.
Below you can see photos of the two bundles as well as read a quote from the introduction of the book from U2′s manager Paul McGuinness. READ MORE
Bloody-Disgusting is excited to bring you the exclusive first look at The Burning Of Rome‘s newest music video for “Norman Bates”! Coming off of their latest release With Us, the video is an homage to the classic Hitchcock film Psycho, albeit with a slight twist at the end. The video is perfect for the Halloween season, so make sure to check it out below!
The Burning Of Rome won Best Alternative act at the San Diego music awards in August. With Us features additional remixes by Paul Leary (Butthole Surfers, Sublime, U2, Meat Puppets, Pepper).
With Us is available on iTunes. The band also has some upcoming shows. Tour dates are below. READ MORE
Review by Chris Lockett: Starting with Coldplay in the early 2000s, the music industry has seen a huge return to prominence for European Alternative Pop-Rock bands. Tons of new bands are cashing in on this particular trend of music and making subpar records that only seem to appeal to diehard fans of the genre. However, there is a new group that’s been making waves, being given the title of “England’s hottest new band” by the Huffington Post. The band, Morning Parade, has been receiving a lot of attention overseas, as well as here in the States, for their self-titled debut. But, has all of the hype been for naught, or is this a band that’s worth its weight in publicity gold? Hit the jump to find out! READ MORE
There are a handful of bands that incite such a violent reaction as Limp Bizkit. There’s Nickelback, Insane Clown Posse, U2 and that’s all I can really think of off the top of my head. These bands are generally reviled or mocked endlessly and, for some reason, are wildly successful. Nickelback consistently puts out platinum selling albums, ICP continues to somehow afford the ability to make movies and U2 manages to put out the same sounding album over and over again with great success. As for Limp Bizkit, people mock the ever-living hell out of them and they laugh it off all the way to the bank. So, how does the band fare on Gold Cobra, their latest endeavor? Well, check out after the jump for the answer.
This is the first mention I’ve made in the music section about the earthquake/tsunami/nuclear situation that is going on in Japan. It’s not because I’m an insensitive prick (okay, maybe just a little), but it’s because there wasn’t really much I could relate to the situation. But if we think about it, the people in that situation are dealing with horrors far worse than we can imagine. They’ve lost their homes, their families and their livelihood. But now, we can help.
Several music groups partnered up and have put together a 38-track iTunes exclusive album for $9.99 with songs from some of the biggest names in music, including Lady Gaga, Red Hot Chili Peppers, John Lennon, U2, Michael Buble, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Madonna, Justin Timberlake, and many more. Proceeds from each sale will go directly to the Japanese Red Cross Society. You can get your copy here
I recently got the opportunity to do a phone interview with Damon Fox, singer and keyboardist of progressive rock band Bigelf. Damon was a very cool guy who was eloquent and intelligent and gave some great responses that were not only well thought out, but also very intimate and personal. Read on to see how Damon responds to questions about a new Bigelf album, how the band survives the rigors of the road as well as his thoughts on the current state of music and a few of his favorite horror movies!
Bigelf’s last album, ‘Cheat The Gallows’ came out in 2008. Check inside for the video to their latest single ‘The Evil’s of Rock and Roll’!