The Amity Affliction have announced rescheduled dates for the UK European run that was due to take place this Autumn.
The tour will now take place in Winter 2023 with support from Fit For A King, Gideon and Seeyouspacecowboy.
For anyone who has been following our band over the past 18 years it will come as no surprise that we as a band have had ongoing struggles with our mental health. We have never cancelled a tour. Ever. We have played almost dead, we have played crippled, we have played when I (Joel, who is writing this) have been close to killing myself, and not once have we ever pumped the brakes when we definitely should have. We have had a system of time off between tours that has worked for us for the most part, but in the depths of Covid we agreed to break this structure as all we wanted to do at the time was tour.
We committed to back to back USA and European tours and we are in a situation now where we can’t consciously embark safely on both tours and need to briefly pump the brakes. Some members of the band need to seek help for their mental health, issues that were only compounded during the worst of Covid. We are at a point where if we were to force them to continue our European tour as it stands, directly after the US tour, we would risk having to face a situation far worse than a cancelled tour, and that’s not a risk we are willing - nor should anyone be willing - to take. This is not a decision we have taken lightly, in fact this is the fastest selling headline tour we have announced, but what matters to us foremost is making sure that our brothers have the space and time to tackle the parts of their lives that need to be addressed.
Sadly, within the music industry - and indeed the larger entertainment and hospitality industries within which we coexist - the schedules that artists are expected to keep maintaining to remain relevant are brutal. This has created a culture and an atmosphere that almost rewards abuse, which leads to extremely poor mental health issues that mostly roll on disregarded. The music industry is a behemoth that moves on without the artists it spits out, and so if we were to ignore this situation and abandon the love we have for our friends, EXPECTING them to embark on a timeline of touring that would very likely destroy them and us, life would go on, just not for us. Not for our band. Not for all the people who love them, and not for you, our extremely loyal and beloved fans.
Thankfully this is FAR from a break up statement. It’s just us, asking for your understanding as we move our European tour and give our friends and brothers the time to heal some wounds that have been left unattended. Without a doubt we will be back in Europe and the UK, it will just be a little later than planned. The US tour will go ahead as scheduled, and all future plans are still in place. We do apologise - deeply and sincerely - for this move, but as I have stated above, sometimes you need to pump the brakes, and that time for us is now. 2023 and 2024 will be busy years for us, with a new album and then the tenth year anniversary of Let The Ocean Take Me, so we want to make sure we are moving into the next two years the strongest we can possibly be as a band, and that means that we need to be prescient and acknowledge that acting pre-emptively instead of reacting to possible tragedy is the right thing to do.
Europe we love you, and hope you understand. We will be back very soon with an album that we wrote with you in mind. It’s heavier, faster and more aggressive than anything we have ever made. We can’t wait to play it for you.
Love, Joel and The Amity Affliction.
THE AMITY AFFLICTION
EVERYONE LOVES YOU ONCE YOU LEAVE THEM EU/UK 2023
FIT FOR A KING
GIDEON – rotating opener
SEEYOUSPACECOWBOY – rotating opener
11.01.23 France Paris @ Le Cabaret Sauvage
13.01.23 Germany Köln @ Essigfabrik
15.01.23 UK London @ Electric Brixton
16.01.23 UK Manchester @ o2 Ritz
17.01.23 UK Birmingham @ o2 Institute
18.01.23 UK Bristol @ SWX
19.01.23 Netherlands Eindhoven @ Effenaar
20.01.23 Belgium Antwerp @ Zappa
22.01.23 Germany Wiesbaden @ Schlachthof
23.01.23 Switzerland Solothurn @ Kofmehl
24.01.23 Italy Milan @ Circolo Magnolia
25.01.23 Germany Nürnberg @ Z-Bau
27.01.23 Austria Wien @ Simm City
28.01.23 Czech Rep Prague @ Akropolis
29.01.23 Poland Wrocław @ Zaklęte Rewiry
30.01.23 Germany Berlin @ Huxleys
01.02.23 Germany Hamburg @ Gruenspan
02.02.23 Germany Hannover @ Faust
03.02.23 Germany Leipzig @ Felsenkeller
04.02.23 Germany München @ Backstage Werk
All previously purchased tickets will remain valid.
Photo By: Ben Ward
New Album A Eulogy For Those Still Here Due Out 7th October 2022 via Pure Noise Records
Preorders Available Now
Ontario, Canada- Counterparts, have announced a European and UK album release tour for "A Eulogy For Those Still Here" starting next month, which replaces the postponed tour with The Amity Affliction.
The band will be supported by Justice For The Damn, Thrown (EU Only) and Cauldron (UK Only).
You can see the band at the following dates:
7th October - Netherlands Haarlem Patronaat - Tickets
8th October - Germany Göttingen Exil - Tickets
9th October - Germany Dresden Blauer Salon - Tickets
10th October - Poland Poznan Klub U Bazyla - Tickets
11th October - Germany München Backstage - Tickets
12th October - Austria Wien Flex Cafe - Tickets
13th October - Switzerland Baden Werkk - Tickets
14th October - Italy Vicenza Bocciodromo - Tickets
15th October - Germany Stuttgart Club Cann - Tickets
16th October - Germany Wiesbaden Kesselhaus - Tickets
17th October - Germany Trier Lucky's Luke - Tickets
18th October - Germany Hamburg Headcrash - Tickets
19th October - Sweden Gothenburg Fängelset - Tickets
20th October - Norway Oslo Vaterland - Tickets
21st October - Sweden Stockholm Spinnrocken Södertälje - Tickets
22nd October - Denmark Copenhagen Vega - Tickets
23rd October - Germany Oberhausen Kulttempel - Tickets
24th October - Belgium Ghent De Chinastraat - Tickets
25th October - UK London Underworld - Tickets
26th October - UK Edinburgh The Mash House - Tickets
27th October - UK Leeds Key Club - Tickets
28th October - UK Southampton Joiners - Tickets
29th October - UK Cardiff Throwfest - Tickets
30th October - UK Sheffield Yellow Arch - Tickets
Tickets on sale Friday 2nd September at 9am GMT
Counterparts will be releasing their upcoming full-length album, A Eulogy For Those Still Here, on 7th October via Pure Noise Records. The record finds Counterparts tapping into a deep sense of dread that pushes their visceral sound to even greater extremes. It's an album that revolves around uncertainty but results in the group's most definitive statement to date.
Counterparts recently shared the album's second single, Whispers of Your Death," a towering blast of intricate riffs and crushing drums that wastes no time in introducing many of the harrowing themes of A Eulogy For Those Still Here. The track follows lead single "Unwavering Vow" (which garnered attention from the likes of Stereogum, Revolver, BrooklynVegan, Exclaim, and more), and continues to tease an even darker and more aggressive Counterparts than ever before.
Watch the "Whispers of Your Death" music video via YouTube:
Stream "Whispers of Your Death" everywhere:
Preorder A Eulogy For Those Still Here:
Vocalist Brendan Murphy discussed the new song saying:
"I feel like anyone who has been following the band/me pre-pandemic knew this was coming, but this song is about my cat Kuma. My ex and I rescued him just under 2 years ago and he is hands down the sole reason I stuck around long enough to even make this record. Shortly after he was rescued, we developed a special bond and now I can’t imagine my life without him. Unfortunately in the first few months we had him, he became very sick and almost died due to complications of a blood parasite while being FIV positive. Nobody believed he would make it… but luckily he is still here with us and currently doing great. Being his dad is hands down the most important thing I’ve ever done in my life and also what I am most proud of. I love him more than anything in the world and this song is my tribute to him for quite literally giving me a reason to live. 07/26/2020."
Since forming in 2007, Counterparts–made up of Murphy, guitarists Alex Re and Jesse Doreen, bassist Tyler Williams, and drummer Kyle Brownlee–have gone from underdogs to a globetrotting powerhouse in the world of aggressive music. Engineered/produced by Will Putney (Knocked Loose, Every Time I Die, Vein.fm), A Eulogy For Those Still Here finds Murphy at a crossroads, preoccupied with the inevitability of change and endings. “I think I deal with things by preparing myself for the end,” he explains. “With so much of this record I’m mourning the loss of someone that’s still alive or saying goodbye to something that hasn’t left yet.” The result is a high stakes record written as a true statement of intent–a mix of crushing heaviness and stark atmospherics that draws on everything Counterparts have been honing for the past 15 years. “All of these things I have are still a big part of my life but one day they won’t be, and I don’t want to be focusing on that instead of enjoying the time I have with them,” says Murphy. “Maybe I’m saying goodbye preemptively but I think it’s important to say goodbye while you can.”
A Eulogy For Those Still Here track list:
2. Whispers of Your Death
3. Bound To The Burn
4. Unwavering Vow
5. A Eulogy For Those Still Here
6. Skin Beneath A Scar
7. Sworn To Silence
8. What Mirrors Might Reflect
9. Soil II
10. Flesh To Fill Your Wounds
11. A Mass Grave of Saints
There’s an anxiety in life that comes from knowing there isn’t anything to do but try to prepare for the inevitability of change. And sometimes the only thing that can make a drastic shift or an ending more difficult is to see it coming. On their seventh full-length, A Eulogy For Those Still Here, Counterparts set out to capture that surreal space in-between, and in the process pushed their sound to its greatest extremes to make their most definitive statement as a band.
“I think I deal with things by preparing myself for the end,” explains vocalist Brendan Murphy. “When I notice something is wrong or something’s up, I can’t just wait for it to happen. I start catastrophising and then sometimes I end up willing these things into existence. With so much of this record I’m mourning the loss of someone that’s still alive or saying goodbye to something that hasn’t left yet.” Murphy’s preoccupation with endings reaches wide, from relationships dissolving, to friendships fading, to loved ones passing away–and even to his band.
Since forming in 2007, Counterparts–made up of Murphy, guitarists Alex Re and Jesse Doreen, bassist Tyler Williams, and drummer Kyle Brownlee–have gone from the Hamilton, Ontario, underground to touring the world as metalcore heavyweights. But with 15 years already under their belts, Murphy couldn’t help but consider a day where his well might run dry. “I started to think about what it would be like to write a record as if it would be our last, to try and make something that I knew I would be satisfied with if it was,” the always candid singer explains. “I love this band, it’s the most important thing I’ve ever done and I’m very fortunate to have it, but we put a lot into it and it’s not the most sustainable way to live.” Murphy’s forthrightness is part of Counterparts’ appeal, and it's earned them a loyal fanbase who have come to appreciate the unflinching honesty that’s at the heart of everything the band does. “We’re just totally transparent,” Murphy says. “Almost to a fault. I don’t hide how I’m feeling lyrically, I’ll say whatever publicly, there’s just no secrets. So although there’s some ambiguity with this record, I also think people will understand where we’re coming from.”
With these self-imposed high stakes, the band convened at Graphic Nature Audio with their longtime producer/engineer, Will Putney (Knocked Loose, Every Time I Die, Vein.fm) to make what would become A Eulogy For Those Still Here. In addition to Putney’s reliable hand at the helm (“I can’t think of anyone better than Will,” Murphy laughs. “He’s got a Grammy, he knows what he’s doing!”), the album also sees the return of Doreen and Re. The two guitarists’ roles in Counterparts date back to the band’s earliest days and their return to the fold was a full circle moment. “It’s been great to have Jesse and Alex fully back,” Murphy says. “They were still contributing to a lot of writing even when they’d left, so it really feels like we’re getting to pick up where we left off. It was the most collaborative writing process we’ve ever had for sure.”
The resulting album feels like Counterparts have honed every element of their sound into its sharpest point, resulting in 11 of their most viscerally compelling songs to date. A Eulogy For Those Still Here kicks off with “Whispers of Your Death,” a towering blast of frentic, metal-tinged hardcore that spins on a dime between soaring leads and vicious riffs, all while Murphy’s eye-bulging roar lays out a meditation on preemptive grief. “My cat, Kuma, has been sick,” he explains. “Even when the vet tells me he’s doing ok, I think he’s going to die. If he sneezes I go to the worst case scenario, and that’s definitely the mindset I was in when I was writing these songs.”
The theme reappears on tracks like “Flesh To Fill Your Wounds” or “Bound To Burn;” the former a rumination on fading love, while the latter explores the unexpected frustrations and pressures of pursuing a creative passion. Murphy’s forthrightness continues on pummeling mid-album standout “Sworn To Silence.” “The song is about my struggles with lyric writing,” he says. “While we were in the studio, I found it extremely difficult to come up with new ways to convey how I feel. And I’ve grown increasingly frustrated with constantly tapping into some of the darkest points of my life. There were so many nights I spent face down on the floor trying to express my feelings through lyrics and wondering ‘why am I doing this?’ After this album was finished, I was obviously happy with my contributions, but sometimes I wonder how much longer I can keep this up.” Yet Murphy’s lyrics still cut to the core, like on the album’s ominous title track, where he directly addresses his fears of impending loss. “A lot of these songs read as though I’m delivering the eulogy at a funeral even though the subject I’d written about was very much still alive–and also in attendance.”
A Eulogy For Those Still Here comes to a close with “A Mass Grave of Saints,” and as the song’s earth-shaking aggression crashes into heartrending melody and atmosphere, Counterparts sound as if they’re pouring every last ounce of themselves into the music. It’s one of the most climactic songs the band have ever written, and offers a suitably jaw-dropping conclusion to a record that revolves around endings. But as the final wash of guitars slowly fades away, the song still feels like more of a question mark than a period. “All of these things I have are still a big part of my life but one day they won’t be, and I don’t want to be focusing on that instead of enjoying the time I have with them,” says Murphy. “Maybe I’m saying goodbye preemptively but I think it’s important to say goodbye while you can.”
SUICIDE SILENCE releases new track and music video for “You Must Die” today via Century Media Records. The track, which is off the band’s forthcoming release, Remember… You Must Die, is available on all digital platforms today. Check out the music video, which will premiere today at 7PM CET / 1PM EST / 10AM PST, HERE.
“’You Must Die’ reminds us that time is merciless. Every second the clock ticks we grow closer to death and what happens after our short bout with time is a total mystery. ‘You Must Die’ was written as a reminder to remember death and to not let time be our master,” states SUICIDE SILENCE about “You Must Die”.
SUICIDE SILENCE’s forthcoming 7th studio album, Remember… You Must Die, was produced and mixed by Taylor Young (NAILS, Xibalba, Vitriol, etc.) and will be released the first quarter of 2023. For the artwork, the band enlisted renowned Necrosurrealist artist David Van Gough to visualize the concept.
Before the album release, SUICIDE SILENCE will hit the road with Lamb of God and Killswitch Engage for The Omens Fall 2022 U.S. tour. Then, this November SUICIDE SILENCE will join After The Burial for their “Impericon Never Say Die! Tour 2022” co-headline European tour. Tickets are available for the co-headline tour, HERE.
SUICIDE SILENCE have come full circle and returned to their original label home, Century Media Records. With nearly two decades of non-stop touring around the globe, hundreds of thousands of records sold and cementing themselves as a lynchpin band in modern extreme metal, the Riverside, California quintet has rejoined the label that released the highly acclaimed albums: The Cleansing (2007), No Time To Bleed (2009) and The Black Crown (2011).
Photo By: Travis Shinn
Suicide Silence is (left to right) Chris Garza (guitar), Mark Heylmun (guitar), Eddie Hermida (vocals), Ernie Iniguez (drums) and Dan Kenny (bass).
SET FOR RELEASE ON 28TH OCTOBER 2022 VIA UNF
Rising Newcastle-via-Athens quintet October Ends have announced their new album PHASES. PHASES arrives on the 28th of October via UNFD. Pre-order it HERE.
These multi-voiced genre-smashers have been somewhat of a well-kept scene secret. Though it dropped amidst the throes of the 2020 pandemic, the band's self-recorded, self-released debut album Zodiac has racked up more than 10 million streams to date, with no touring or promotional push behind it. But now, through their global partnership with UNFD, October Ends are primed and ready to step out of the shadows and introduce themselves to the world on a larger scale! The new album PHASES is a significantly large evolution in the band's sound, and all new material was an experimental combination with blending subjects, styles, instrumentation, and production magic than ever before. Feeling an intense freedom while writing pushed the band to indulge in a much wider array of influences in relationships, addiction, and even pop culture. For October Ends, PHASES is a much truer expression of themselves. Today, October Ends have shared the video for "Of Stars."
"When we started writing for our new album, one thing we had in mind was that we wanted to mix up our guitar configuration and experiment with new keys and tunings," the band explains about their approach. "In particular, we decided to introduce seven string guitars on the album, which is something we'd never done before. This allowed us to tune lower than we have in the past and allowed us to explore new sounds and implement even heavier-sounding riffs.
October Ends continue. "'Of Stars' is one of the first songs we wrote for the album that uses seven string guitars. We wanted this track to have banging groovy riffs while being catchy and somewhat pop-like in the verses and chorus. This kind of balance is something that we strive to achieve when we’re songwriting because it captures what we love about music. There's definitely flavours of modern emo in the song as that’s another influence we wanted to include."
The band furthers, "We love to utilize the different vocal talents of the band and 'Of Stars' actually features three of our vocalists — Nick, George, and Michael. Doing this can be tricky because you have to keep in mind each vocalists' strengths, range, and sweet spots when you're writing for them, and it's not the case that each vocalist is always writing their own parts. For example, Nick, Michael, and Alex wrote the melodies/lyrics in this song. Nick and George both sing cleans, but they each have their own style and distinct voice. We think it really gets the best out of the band when you can hook them both up in a track. And then of course, George and Michael share the screams and they do a great job."
Ultimately, the song tackles an age-old concept: relationships!
"Relationships can be an emotional rollercoaster; sometimes you think you're in sync and then you're not, you can love each other, you can be betrayed, and a whole load of other hardships and triumph in equal measure," October Ends share. "There's a bunch of phases that can manifest in a relationship, and those of us that wrote the lyrics wrote from the shared experience that we’ve felt — be it love, hate, loneliness, anger, or happiness — in an intimate relationship."
PHASES TRACK LISTING:
"Destroy Us All"
"Call Me Before I'm Dead"
"One More Round"
OCTOBER ENDS ARE:
Nick Thurl Mavromatis — Vocals / George Mavridis — Vocals / Michael Charlton — Guitar, Backing Vocals / Alex Hek — Guitar, Vocals / Drew Smith — Bass
UNREQVITED will join HARAKIRI FOR THE SKY and GHOST BATH on US-tour this Fall
Canadian blackgaze project UNREQVITED has been announced as opening act for the highly anticipated "Autumn Asylum" US-tour of HARAKIRI FOR THE SKY and GHOST BATH this October and November. Please see below for a list of all confirmed dates.
鬼 comments: "I am absolutely ecstatic to be joining forces with two of my favorite bands in the genre, Ghost Bath, and Harakiri for the Sky, for the Autumn Asylum tour", the band's mastermind enthuses. "Unreqvited has been a wonderful personal outlet for me over the years to express myself freely and honestly by doing everything on my own within the confines of my bedroom. I never planned on taking it out on the road (or even outside of my bedroom), but I think that the time is finally right for me to do so. I can hardly wait to meet and perform for all of the wonderful fans that have been consuming the art that I've been creating these past 6 years."
UNREQVITED live line-up
Victor Forest – guitar
Robin Parsons – bass
Alec Curren – drums
鬼 – vocals, guitar
Regarding his live-up, 鬼 adds: "Victor, Robin and I have toured together in previous bands and we are to this day still very close friends", he writes. "Robin and I also have a music project called 'Write Home', and we have lived together for over half a decade. It was a no-brainer that they would both come along with me for this tour, since they're both fantastic musicians. Alec has played in multiple local bands around Ottawa, and has also been a good friend of ours throughout the years. We've played together in the past, although it was very briefly. He's a fantastic drummer, so naturally he was my first choice for the Unreqvited live band!"
UNREQVITED US Tour 2022 with HARAKIRI FOR THE SKY & GHOST BATH
27 OCT 2022 Philadelphia, PA (US) Warehouse On Watts
28 OCT 2022 Brooklyn, NY (US) The Meadows
29 OCT 2022 Baltimore, MD (US) Metro Gallery
30 OCT 2022 Atlanta, GA (US) Boggs Social
01 NOV 2022 Nashville, TN (US) The End
02 NOV 2022 Little Rock, AR (US) Vino's
03 NOV 2022 Houston, TX (US) Acadia
05 NOV 2022 Dallas, TX (US) Reno's
06 NOV 2022 Austin, TX (US) Come and Take It Live
07 NOV 2022 El Paso, TX (US) Rockhouse
09 NOV 2022 Tucson, AZ (US) 191 Toole
10 NOV 2022 Phoenix, AZ (US) Nile Underground
11 NOV 2022 San Diego, CA (US) Brick By Brick
12 NOV 2022 Los Angeles, CA (US) Jewels
13 NOV 2022 Cupertino, CA (US) X Bar
14 NOV 2022 Portland, OR (US) High Water Mark
15 NOV 2022 Seattle, WA (US) Funhouse
16 NOV 2022 Boise, ID (US) Shredder
17 NOV 2022 Salt Lake City, UT (US) Metro Music Hall
18 NOV 2022 Denver, CO Roxy (US) Theater
19 NOV 2022 Kansas City, MO (US) Vivo
20 NOV 2022 Chicago, IL (US) Reggies
21 NOV 2022 Detroit, MI (US) Sanctuary
22 NOV 2022 Pittsburgh, PA (US) Preserving Underground
23 NOV 2022 Rochester, NY (US) Montage Music Hall
24 NOV 2022 Toronto, ON (CA) Hardluck
25 NOV 2022 Ottawa, ON (CA) House of Targ
26 NOV 2022 Montreal, QC (CA) Theatre Paradox
27 NOV 2022 Quebec City, QC (CA) L'Anti
UNREQVITED will be touring in support of their current multi-faceted album "Beautiful Ghosts", which was release a year ago on August 13, 2021.
Pop punk up-and-comers Too Close For Comfort have released their new single "Burn Bright" (feat. Joey Fleming), available on all digital platforms NOW. Musically diverse and filled with high energy, the song is a preview of their ever-evolving sound and new music. Laced with traditional pop punk elements and personal lyricism, "Burn Bright" is a message to never stop until you reach your goals.
Too Close For Comfort hails from the depths of Nevada. Their music is a fusion of catchy pop choruses with layers of harmonies and punk driven instrumentals. Huge layered guitars and heart pounding drums fill out their sound, creating a fresh, punky blend. They started writing their bold upcoming LP “We Only Live Here on This Planet For So Long” in 2021, and began gearing up for its’ release in early 2022.
Noah Cyrus continues to tease her forthcoming debut album, The Hardest Part, with a duet alongside Death Cab For Cutie’s Benjamin Gibbard titled ‘Every Beginning Ends,’ a spectacularly subtle and heart wrenching country ballad detailing the demise of a tired romance. Recorded in Seattle at Benjamin’s studio, their call-and-response details of a dwindling love further cements Cyrus as one of the best songwriters of her generation. Described as “one of the most pulverizing moments on the album” by Rolling Stone Magazine, Noah explains on this collaboration: “That was such a surreal experience. I’ve always been such a huge fan, so it was pretty daunting to get in the room with him, but once we got to work it all came very naturally.” She continues, “we talked about past relationships, failed relationships, our parents’ relationships, and relationships that have lasted forever. He told me his dad has a saying: ‘you have to wake up and choose to love someone every day,’ and it sparked this conversational song about the twilight of a relationship and the reluctance to admit that something has run its course. I relate to that in many ways, not only with me, but also just with my parents’ relationship. Writing about that gave me more understanding.”
On writing this song with Cyrus, Gibbard shared to Rolling Stone, “I kept coming back to it and just basking in her brilliance,” Gibbard says, comparing her writing style to his friend Jenny Lewis’. “It’s easy to be mysterious. It’s easy to be aloof. It’s easy to be cool. It’s so much harder to be earnest, and it’s so much harder because she’s really opening herself up with a lot of these songs.”
Listen to ‘Every Beginning Ends” HERE.
‘Every Beginning Ends” comes with a one take live video recording of Cyrus and Gibbard in the studio, directed by legendary American filmmaker and music video director Lance Bangs, known for creating visuals for the likes of Nirvana, Sonic Youth, Arcade Fire, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Pavement and George Harrison.
Watch the video for “Every Beginning Ends” HERE.
The Hardest Part is set for release on September 16 [RECORDS/Columbia Records], and for the first time, Noah has released a truly auto-biographical body of work, baring her heart, exploring deeply personal issues from destructive relationships, severe addiction family and the devastating death of a loved one. Brutally honest, The Hardest Part, is a testament to Noah Cyrus as one of Gen Z’s most compelling songwriter; full of heart, honesty, intellect, nuance and soul. Noah has lived every song, and the embers of her experiences burn bright over a soundtrack steeped in pop spirit, folk eloquence, and the country soul of her Nashville roots. Poring every inch of her soul into this record, the 22-year-old over-saw the arrangements and played multiple instruments on the record, working side by side with producer Mike Crossey [Arctic Monkeys, Ben Howard, The 1975, Wolf Alice] at the helm. “Creating the arrangements was the most fulfilling part of this record,” she shares. “Mike and I were so driven and fully engulfed in the music. It was seamless—our brains connected into one. I found a safe place to make music with people I love and trust. The process was really healing for me.” Pre-order/add/save ‘The Hardest Part’ HERE.
On October 4, Noah and her band will be embarking on her North American headlining tour starting in Phoenix, AZ and making 23-stops in total. Noah is also confirmed to perform at this year’s Austin City Limits Festival. For more information go to:www.noahcyrus.com
The Hardest Part will see its global release on September 16
PRE/ORDER/ADD SAVE HERE
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
10/4 - Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom
10/5 - Albuquerque, NM - El Rey
10/7 - 10/9 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits
10/9 - Houston, TX - House of Blues
10/10 - Oklahoma City, OK - Tower Theatre
10/11 - Fort Worth, TX - Tannahill's Tavern & Music Hall
10/13 - Dallas, TX - Echo Lounge
10/14 - 10/16 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits
10/16 - Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works
10/17 - Atlanta, GA - Buckhead Theatre
10/19 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel
10/20 - Philadelphia, PA - TLA
10/21 - Washington D.C. - 9:30 Club
10/22 - Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
10/24 - Montreal, QC - Le Studio TD
10/25 - Toronto, ON - The Phoenix
10/27 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues
10/28 - Kansas City, MO - The Truman
10/29 - Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theatre
10/31 - Denver, CO - Summit Music Hall
11/1 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Grand at Complex
11/3 - San Francisco, CA - August Hall
11/4 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
The Dangerous Summer have released their highly anticipated new LP ‘Coming Home’ today via Rude Records. Stream or purchase the album HERE.
‘Coming Home’ ushers in a new era for The Dangerous Summer. They’ve shaken the snow globe a bit, adding longtime touring guitarist Withenshaw (ex-Every Avenue) as an official member alongside Zawacki, as well. They recorded with Will Beasley (Turnstile, Asking Alexandria, Emarosa), a protégé of producer Paul Leavitt (All Time Low, Yellowcard, The Used), who worked on a large swath of the band’s catalogue.
“We named the album ‘Coming Home’ because it’s about coming back to ourselves,” says vocalist and bassist AJ Perdomo. “A full rock band vibe centred around driving guitars and emotionally heart-wrenching lyrics. It felt like a full-circle moment. It was the first time the four of us got in a room, lived in the studio for almost two months, and dug deep with sleepless nights and everything to get it done. We put everything we had into this record, and we are ready to share it with the world."
The band previously released the singles and music videos for “Sideways”, “All I Ever Wanted Was A Chance To Know Myself”, “Someday”, and “Coming Home” all of which can be found on the new album.
Stream and purchase the album via Rude Records HERE.
A special vinyl variant is also available through Banquet Records. On 18th October, the band will perform and meet fans at an in-store at Banquet Records in Kingston. Fans who purchase the album or pre-order through Banquet guarantee access to the event. Learn more HERE.
Be sure to catch the band touring the UK this Autumn. Tickets available HERE
UK TOUR DATES
September 27th Flapper, Birmingham
September 29th Thekla, Bristol
September 30th The Key Club, Leeds
October 1st Think Tank?, Newcastle Upon Tyne
October 2nd Deaf Institute, Manchester
October 3rd King Tuts Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow
October 4th Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
October 5th Underworld, London
Birmingham, UK metal quintet OCEANS ATE ALASKA — James Harrison [vocals], Chris Turner [drums], James "Jibs" Kennedy [guitar], Adam Zytkiewicz [guitar], and Mike Stanton [bass] — have announced their new album Disparity, out on the 1st of September 2022 via Fearless Records. Pre-order it here.
Today, the band has shared the video for the new song "Nova." Watch it here.
"In an overcrowded and oppressive modern society, it is all too easy to fall under pressure; collapse inwardly until self-destruct," the band says. "'Nova' develops on the aggressive themes that were smashed into the metal world as of recent with 'New Dawn.' Doubling down on chaotic rhythms, overlapping dissonance and vocal hooks that will get your fist pumping in the air. Nova mirrors the inner human disparity, and has you banging your f***ing head to it."
OAA previously dropped the single "New Dawn," which was hailed by Revolver as "If this is the sound a new dawn, then we are fucked. The latest from U.K. metal crew... packs a disgusting amount of sludgy heaviness into a concise minute and 48 seconds. Don't look for any of the pretty, melodic hooks of its predecessor, 2020 single 'Metamorph.' This is unfiltered nihilism." It was also lauded as "ridiculously heavy" by Rock Sound.
Oceans Ate Alaska have carefully and quietly progressed to this point. Following their 2015 debut Lost Isles, they presented Hikari in 2017. The song "Hansha" amassed over 12 million Spotify streams as the album surpassed 40 million total streams. Upon arrival, New Noise Magazine raved, "Optimistic, empowering, and mesmerizing, Oceans Ate Alaska’s bold sophomore album is a true progressive metalcore triumph." Along the way, they toured with the likes of Wage War, The Plot In You, We Came As Romans, Like Moths to Flames, and more. Throughout 2021, they assembled what would become Disparity. Inspired by a mutual love for the likes of Bonobo and Alina Baraz, collaborator Clem Cherry enhanced the production with airy beat-craft and immersive sonic accents. At the same time, they absorbed the unease of the world, infusing a post-apocalyptic thematic undercurrent. In the end, Oceans Ate Alaska encode an important message inside of Disparity. "For us, it's about uplifting listeners," Harrison says. "We want them to feel empowered to realize they can be the change they want. It's still what we're doing. It's been a long time since we put out an album, but we're here." Indeed it has been a minute since the last OAA album but it was entirely worth the wait.
Photo By: Ross Theisen
Miss May I gives us the newest single from the upcoming Curse of Existence album today.
Miss May I vocalist Levi Benton shares "This song ‘Free Fall’ is our open invitation to anyone who wants to take that leap they never had the courage to take. When you reach the edge of a journey you have struggled to travel through and you back out before the final step, this is your chance to take that leap off the edge and see where the journey takes you. I know the popular term for this is ‘imposter syndrome’ and for anyone who has felt the relief of pushing through, this song is your anthem."
Watch "Free Fall": https://youtu.be/c6Z6VxOey-c
Buy "Free Fall" here: https://bfan.link/MMI-free-fall
Pre-order Curse of Existence here: https://bfan.link/curse-of-existence
Curse of Existence, the seventh studio album from MISS MAY I, explodes with the life experience of an established band, the uncertainty of mental health struggles, the isolation of the global shutdown, and the perspective gained from the most extensive time away from the road of each man’s adult life.
"Curse Of Existence is exactly what it reads, the curse we have in our existence. This doesn’t mean anything strictly negative, but it covers all existence that is the good and the bad, the highs and the lows, the sorrow and the joy. Everything that comes with life comes with a lesson and a price and that is what we have put into this new album. It tells our lessons over our lives that have shaped us and have brought us to the very bottom of our lowest low and the tallest point to our highest high. We know the reflection we all went through during the world coming to a halt and that experience brought a lot of these sheltered emotions to light!" - Levi Benton
Produced by Will Putney (A Day To Remember, The Amity Affliction, Every Time I Die), Curse of Existence is the sound of five people prying victory from the jaws of defeat. Unbroken by isolation, fearless in the face of fear, MISS MAY I wrestle with demons real and imagined all over the album.
The Curse of Existence Tour
09/01 St. Louis, MO – Red Flag
09/02 Springfield, MO – The Riff
09/03 Dallas, TX – Amplified Live
09/04 San Antonio, TX – Rock Box
09/06 Mesa, AZ – The Nile
09/07 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent
09/08 Roseville, CA – Goldfield Trading Post
09/10 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
09/11 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
09/13 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
09/14 Denver, CO – Oriental Theater
09/15 Lawrence, KS – The Granada
09/17 Joliet, IL – The Forge
09/18 Flint, MI – Machine Shop
09/20 Toronto, ON – Velvet Underground
09/21 Montreal, QC – Theatre Fairmount
09/23 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
09/24 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
09/25 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls
09/27 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
09/28 Greensboro, NC – The Blind Tiger
09/29 Richmond, VA – Canal Club
09/30 Horseheads, NY – The L
10/01 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom
10/02 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre