Hard rockers Black Veil Brides have released an “Ultimate Edition” of their latest album Wretched And Divine: The Story Of The Wild Ones, which was originally released on January 8th, 2013. The deluxe box set has sold out but a CD/DVD version is still available.
This release also comes as the band gets ready to hit the road on the main stage of the Vans Warped Tour. The band will apparently be playing several “never before played” songs on this tour. Head here for tour dates. READ MORE
Michigan metal band The Black Dahlia Murder has released an album preview for their forthcoming release Everblack, which hits stores June 11th via Metal Blade Records. The video, which you can watch below, samples music from each of the 10 tracks. Vocalist Trevor Strnad has also given track-by-track explanations over at Decibel, so be sure to head on over there to check out the meanings.
Everblack can be pre-ordered here.
The Black Dahlia Murder will be embarking on the Vans Warped Tour this summer. All tour dates can be found below. READ MORE
Bloody-Disgusting is excited to bring you the exclusive NSFW premiere for Blood On The Dance Floor‘s “Unforgiven”, which comes off their upcoming 4th full-length album Evolution (out June 19th). You can pre-order the album here. The video is full of insane visuals and is deemed NSFW for some shots of topless women. With that warning out of the way, enjoy the video below!
Blood On The Dance Floor will be joining the 2012 Vans Warped Tour on July 10th. You can see the full touring schedule below and snag tickets here. READ MORE
Hollywood Waste Records artist Vampires Everywhere! have announced that they are entering the studio to record their second album, the follow up to last year’s Kiss The Sun Goodbye. The band aims to release the album around the start of the Van’s Warped Tour and state that there will be NO autotune on this record.
Read below from an official statement.
Contributor Sammy Key has been giving us BD Music readers some great articles, from her ratings of the Saw Soundtracks to her interview with Anthony Raneri to her 5 Greatest Rock N’ Roll Frontwomen. She has definitely shown her passion for horror and music. Sammy recently was chosen to be a press correspondant for Earn It Yourself at the Vans Warped Tour in Hartford, CT. Below is an excerpt and a link to the full review.
Ah, the Vans Warped Tour. I, like many other kids my age, have been making this yearly summer pilgrimage to the altars of dusty parking lots, one-day-only stages and the God-like musicians who grace them since the ripe young age of thirteen. And I think that’s how many of the tour’s attendees think of the festival that is a huge cornerstone to summer – as a vaguely spirtual experience. On the drive up to Hartford, one of my best friends, Steph, and I joked about our date of the tour being held on a Sunday. “It’s like we’re on our way to church!” I said to Steph as we navigated our way to Hartford. She turned to me and said, “Well…we sort of are!”
Read the rest of her review here
Attack Attack! are releasing a deluxe edition of their self-titled album on July 19th. The album will have brand new artwork and eight additional tracks, which include four new songs (including Last Breath, which you can hear after the jump), two acoustic tracks and two remixes. The band is currently on tour headlining the Vans Warped Tour.
Motionless In White are gearing up to release a video for Creatures, the title track to their debut album. The video is coming out July 7th and we’ve scored an exclusive creepy sneak peek trailer that has the grittiness of Se7en and a touch of Jacob’s Ladder.
The band will also be hitting the road for a ton of tour dates including the Vans Warped Tour, the All Stars Tour (with Emmure, Alesana, Iwresltedabearonce, Blessthefall, In This Moment, and For Today), as well as a European tour with Blessthefall and Pierce The Veil. Check everything out after the jump!
New Years Day have released The Mechanical Heart EP today (order your edition here) and are ready to hit the road for the Vans Warped Tour in just a few days. They also recently released a video for Two In The Chest, One In The Head, which you can check after the jump. Personally, I think they sound like Paramore with a Hot Topic Gothy twist to them. Nothing wrong with, right?
The Devil Wears Prada have announced that they will be releasing a as-of-yet-untitled album this September. In anticipation of the release, the band is streaming a new song, Born To Lose, on AltPress.com. The band will also be hitting the road on the Vans Warped Tour in a week and a half. Check out the dates after the jump.
Richmond, VA rockers Conditions are featured in the upcoming AP/Hot Topic Mini Mag, available on a countertop at your nearest Hot Topic beginning September 7th! A brand new track, ‘When It Won’t Save You’ is included on the Mini Mag sampler. The track is cut from Conditions upcoming GOOD FIGHT MUSIC debut, Fluorescent Youth, which hits stores on September 14th, 2010! Conditions have teamed up with Hot Topic to bring Fluorescent Youth to all store listening stations, and offer fans a special Hot Topic sale pricing beginning on the day of release.
Head over the to the brand new MySpace to learn more about Conditions, and remember to check in frequently to stay up to date on huge, upcoming fall tour dates! The new dates will be announced soon. Pre-orders are also available HERE!
Conditions have sold over 16,000 digital songs and over 3,000 CDs on their own as independent artists. They have shared stages in the US and Europe with the likes of Paramore, New Found Glory, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, and Good Charlotte. They have earned themselves spots on the Vans Warped Tour, Taste of Chaos, Bamboozle Festival, and SXSW Music Conference. Their commanding stage presence and airtight musicianship during live performances emits a vibrant and impassioned spirit. It is this rare mix of charisma and chops that has allowed Conditions to amass a loyal and supportive fan base from swooning teen pop fans to discerning older rock fans. Those fans purchased 4,000 songs off of their You Are Forgotten EP in the first month of its release. It is exactly that type of zealous fan reaction that has caught the eye of media outlets nationwide. Alternative Press Magazine recently proclaimed the band as one of their “100 bands you need to know in 2010″.
Every Time I Die have just posted their teaser of “Shit Happens: The Series?” at www.vans.com/ETID
. The teaser is recap of their previous releases (including cult classic “Shit Happens”, “Party Poopers” and “The Dudes and Don’ts of Recording”). The first full episode will air on July 28th! This will be a first in a series of new weekly episodes entitled “Shit Happens: The Series?”
The series finds Every Time I Die teaming up once again with Space Monkey Studios. Over the next 12 weeks, Every Time I Die will unveil episodes that are packed to the gills with impromptu footage showcasing the band’s signature brand of humor that has made them infamous amongst their fans and peers alike. This is by no means a scripted reality show containing foreseeable plot twists and over-dramatic story arches. Nor is this your typical live band DVD that focuses on the tedium of tracking a record or the self-congratulatory tales of what inspired their lyrics. Instead, “Shit Happens: The Series?” focuses on what it is exactly that drives 5 individuals from similar backgrounds to forfeit family and friends and take to the road year after year for the sake of their craft. Whether you’re a fan of music or simply an admirer of the nomadic spirit that resides in all of us, “Shit Happens: The Series?” will make you feel at home.
When arson claimed the homes of over 40 families in his hometown of Coatesville, Pennsylvania from 2008 to 2009, the emotional trauma of the tragedy spurred Fred Mascherino (ex-Taking Back Sunday) to pick up his guitar and start penning music for his new all-star supergroup Terrible Things, which includes Josh Eppard (Coheed & Cambria) and Andy Jackson (Hot Rod Circuit). Their self-titled major label debut will be released on August 31, 2010 via Universal Motown and was produced and mixed by Jason Elgin (Maylene And The Sons Of Disaster, Collective Soul) and mastered by Roger Lian (Bayside, Coheed & Cambria). “The album cover is metaphoric to what was going on in my town last year and it was actually pretty emotional for me watching that house go up in flames,” Fred says of the image of his two children having a tea party while a nearby dollhouse is engulfed in flames. Fortunately for Terrible Things, the only thing that will be on fire will be the band, as they blaze a trail this Summer for a handful of shows on the 2010 Vans Warped Tour and October dates supporting Mae (tour dates inside).
The next few months will most likely be a blur for Rochester/Syracuse, NY band Polar Bear Club. After a 24 city tour that takes them from the US to Canada and back again, they play Bamboozle and then spend their summer on the Vans Warped Tour. This past Summer the band had the honor of playing the Reading Festival in England with the likes of Rise Against, Anti-Flag and Municipal Waste. The band is currently on Indie label Bridge Nine Records, but there is no telling if there could be major label consideration by the conclusion of their busy 2010, or sooner for that matter.
For more info on Polar Bear Club, and tour dates, visit them at: http://myspace.com/polarbearclub