Things get bloody for Taking Back Sunday in ‘You Can’t Look Back’

Taking Back Sunday is scheduled to release their seventh studio album in a couple of weeks, so the group decided to release another new song from the upcoming record to celebrate. On Tuesday (Aug. 23), the Long Island-founded band unveiled “You Can’t Look Back”; the second single from Tidal Wave. Instead of a huge spectacle to announce the new tune, the group premiered the new song  exclusively on Spotify before posting its music video on YouTube.

The music video begins with a guy picking up his girlfriend at an undisclosed location. The two of them take the road to a desert with a blanket in hand for what appears to be some star-gazing. Instead of star-gazing alone, the couple end up at a bonfire with a group of friends. In the crowd of people perched around the fire, you can spot the guys from Taking Back Sunday hanging out. Suddenly, the video takes a turn for the weird and bloody when frontman Adam Lazzara begins to spit out blood. As Lazzara goes to person to person for help, they don’t seem to notice the bloody guy walking around, struggling. Watch the music video for “You Can’t Look Back” below.

“You Can’t Look Back” will join lead single and title track “Tidal Wave” on the band’s upcoming seventh studio album. Tidal Wave is set to be released on Sept. 16 through Hopeless Records. In support of the new record, the band will hit the road this fall for their intimate “Tidal Wave” tour. The trek will kick off on Sept. 17 at The Waiting Room in Omaha, NE and wrap up on Oct. 23 at Slim’s in San Francisco. The complete list of tour dates can be seen here.

Watch Korn’s dark video for ‘Insane’

A month after confirming the release of their 12th studio album with the release of the album’s lead single, Korn has returned with another new song. On Monday (Aug. 22), the California-founded band premiered their second single; a track titled “Insane.” The song, very much like their first single “Rotting in Vain,” sounds like a throwback to their old sound, something fans of the band seem to be grateful for.

In addition to releasing the new song, the band also premiered its dark music video. The four-minute clip opens with a photographer, dressed in Victorian garb and an old-school camera, setting up for a photo shoot. The clip then shifts to the head of a woman who at first appears to be a mannequin. As the video progresses, it turns out the body is not that of a mannequin, but of a corpse that is about to be photographed.

As pointed out by Loudwire, the video is a take on post-mortem photography (memorial portraiture) in which grieving families had photographs taken on their deceased family members to help them during the grieving process. This practice was a normal part of American and European culture in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. As the photographer looks through the camera lens, he sees the soul of the dead woman trapped within the camera. Check out the dark video for “Insane” below.

“Insane” will join lead single “Rotting in Vain” on Korn’s upcoming release, The Serenity of Suffering. The Serenity of Suffering is set to be released on Oct. 21 through Roadrunner Records. Pre-orders for the album are currently available on iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play.

In support of The Serenity of Suffering, Korn is currently in the middle of the “Return of the Dreads” tour with Rob Zombie. After a break, the band will hit the road with Breaking Benjamin, Motionless in White, and Silver Snakes for the “Nocturnal Underground” tour. The Serenity of Suffering is the follow-up to the group’s 2013 release, The Paradigm Shift.

​Evanescence announce fall tour dates

After some random tour dates earlier this year, Evanescence has announced a full tour for the fall. On Monday (Aug. 22), the Arkansas-founded band revealed plans to hit the road during the months of October and November. The 16-dates tour is set to kick off on Oct. 28 at the South Side Ballroom in Dallas and wrap up a little under a month later on Nov. 23 at the Paramount in Huntington, NY.

General ticket sales for the shows are set to go on sale beginning this Thursday, Aug. 26, at 10 a.m. local time. For those fan who are part of the Evanescence fan club, ticket sales will begin on Tuesday, Aug. 23, at 10 a.m. local time. For more information about the tour and other Evanescence-related things, head on over to the band’s website here.

This tour also marks their first with new guitarist Jen Majura, who joined the group in 2015. “Just when you thought I was off the hard stuff! It’s going to feel amazing to step back onstage with the band this fall,” frontwoman Amy Lee explained to Rolling Stone in a recent interview. “We had such a tight gel solidifying onstage the last few shows, and were enjoying it so much, we were all lamenting that it was so short and have been on the lookout for more opportunities to play live. ”

The tour news comes a couple of days after Lee announced her new project; a children’s album titled Dream Too Much. The album, which will be released exclusively on Amazon Music on Sept. 30, will feature kid-friendly versions of Sesame Street’s “Rubber Duckie,” The Beatles’ “Hello Goodbye,” and “Goodnight My Love.”

For now, the complete list of Evanescence’s fall tour dates can be seen below.

EVANESCENCE FALL 2016 TOUR DATES:

10/28 – Dallas, TX @ South Side Ballroom
10/30 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
11/1 – Austin, TX @ ACL Live at the Moody Theater
11/3 – San Antonio, TX @ Majestic Theatre
11/5 – Houston, TX @ Revention Music Center
11/6 – New Orleans, LA @ Saenger Theatre
11/9 – Mobile, AL @ Saenger Theatre
11/10 – St. Augustine, FL @ St Augustine Amphitheater
11/12 – Orlando, FL @ Central Florida Fairgrounds
11/13 – Miami Beach, FL @ The Fillmore at Jackie Gleason
11/15 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore Charlotte
11/16 – Greenville, SC @ Peace Concert Hall
11/18 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
11/19 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Harrah’s Atlantic City
11/22 – Montclair, NJ @ The Wellmont Theatre
11/23 – Huntington, NY @ The Paramount

Jimmy Eat World announce return with new single

After teasing fans last week to “stay tuned,” Jimmy Eat World has now revealed the reason why they wanted their fans to keep an eye out for them. Over the weekend, the Arizona-founded band announced the premiere of a brand new song; their first since 2013. The track which is titled “Get Right,” made its world wide debut on Daniel P. Carter’s BBC Radio 1 Rock Show.

Before the song was named the “Rockest Record,” Carter spoke with Jimmy Eat World frontman Jim Adkins about the group’s break and the song. As it turns out, the year apart from one another helped with the new record. “It feels like a longtime coming because we didn’t do anything with the band for a solid year,” he tells the DJ.

“I think it just helped us get in touch with things as people, and by that I mean, I think I’m in a place where I’m willing to throw away default responses to problems in life, and I am able to check my ego and really get out. What’s the best way to approach this? What’s the best way to solve this particular issue or problem?”

Carter also asked Adkins whether the album already had a release date scheduled. According to Adkins, at the time of the interview, they did have a release date, but they did not want to announce it quite yet. “We do,” Adkins responds with a chuckle. “We’ll be talking about that soon, but I don’t want to get people’s hopes up and have to backtrack after that.” On Monday (Aug. 22), the release date for the yet-to-be-titled record was reported as Oct. 21.

As for an upcoming tour, it seems very likely. “Image that this is just the beginning of what hopefully will be a healthy, full, extended touring pattern of coming to [the] U.K. and playing all over the place,” Adkins tells Carter. “I can’t wait to play the new songs for people; the record release date can’t come soon enough.”

Watch the lyric video for “Get Right” below.

A Day to Remember go pop-punk with ‘Naivety’

West Palm Beach, FL (Aug. 5) - A Day to Remember at the Perfect Vodka Amphitheater

West Palm Beach, FL (Aug. 5) – A Day to Remember at the Perfect Vodka Amphitheater

Earlier this week, A Day to Remember unleashed their intense music video for “Bullfight”; the third single from their upcoming album. Now, a few days later, the group has unveiled another new song from Bad Vibrations. On Thursday (Aug. 18), the Florida-founded band premiered their fourth single, “Naivety.”

The barely three-and-a-half minute track made its exclusive premiere on the Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show. Unlike their previous releases from this album, “Naivety” sounds more on the pop-punk side; kind of fitting since they are currently on tour with one of the bands who made that scene huge. Listen to “Naivety” below.

“Naivety” will join “Bullfight,” “Bad Vibrations,” and “Paranoia” on the group’s upcoming sixth studio record. Pre-orders for Bad Vibrations are currently available on A Day to Remember’s website which can be found here. Those who pre-order the new record, will receive an instant download of “Naivety.”

Bad Vibration is set to hit stores on Sept. 2 and will be released through ADTR Records/distributed in conjunction with Epitaph Records. Bad Vibrations is the follow-up to the group’s 2012 release, Common Courtesy. In support of the new album, ADTR is currently in the middle of Blink-182’s “California” summer tour. Our recap of the West Palm Beach stop of the tour can be found here while the remaining tour dates can be found here.

Yellowcard release music video for ‘The Hurt is Gone’

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With the 2016 Vans Warped Tour behind them and their final tour in the near future, Yellowcard has given their fans something to hold them over until October. On Wednesday (Aug. 17), the Florida-founded band released the second single off of their upcoming self-titled record. The new song is titled “The Hurt is Gone” and according to the band’s Twitter, the song is “about the past and future intersecting. Moving forward and accepting change.” Watch the music video for “The Hurt is Gone” below.

“The Hurt is Gone” will join lead single “Rest in Peace” on the group’s final record. The album, which will be titled Yellowcard, is set to be released on Sept. 30 through Hopeless Records. Pre-orders for the new album are currently available on both iTunes and the band’s website where they are offering CDs and vinyls.

Earlier this summer, the group released a statement in which they confirmed their decision to disband after 20 years as a band. “After countless discussions and months of thought, we have decided that it is time for Yellowcard to come to an end,” the band’s joint statement read. Instead of announcing their disbandment and breaking up, the group decided to give their fans a satisfying goodbye with a final album and a massive, final farewell tour. “This will be our last album and our final world tour,” they wrote to fans. The complete list of tour dates for the “Yellowcard: The Final World Tour” can be seen here.

Listen to Thrice’s acoustic version of ‘Black Honey’

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It’s been a few months since Thrice released their new album, To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere, and began touring behind the new release. Now, three months after the record hit stores, the band has given fans the chance to watch an exclusive acoustic performance of “Black Honey.” On Wednesday (Aug. 17), the official video of frontman Dustin Kensrue and guitarist Teppei Teranishi performing the acoustic version of the track was uploaded onto YouTube by Sixthman.

The original performance took place on June 10 at Sixthman’s offices in Atlanta, but has just been uploaded onto the video-sharing site. In addition to “Black Honey,” the duo also performed other tracks as part of the Sixthman Sessions; a series created to celebrate Sixthman’s 15-year anniversary as industry leaders in music festivals at sea. Watch the performance below.

Thrice has been keeping busy since the release of To Be Everywhere Is to Be Nowhere. Earlier this summer, they embarked on the first leg of their North American tour for the album. Currently, they are across the pond, touring, and will return in mid-September for the second leg of their North American tour.

The second leg of the tour is set to kick off on Sept. 15 at the Warfield Theatre in San Francisco and wrap up a little under a month later on Oct. 8 at the Norvo in Los Angeles, CA. The complete list of upcoming tour dates can be seen below.

THRICE FALL TOUR DATES:

Sept. 15 – San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theatre
Sept. 16 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
Sept. 17 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO
Sept. 18 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
Sept. 20 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
Sept. 22 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
Sept. 23 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
Sept. 24 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
Sept. 25 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theater
Sept. 27 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
Sept. 28 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
Sept. 29 – Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom
Sept. 30 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
Oct. 01 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
Oct. 02 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live!
Oct. 04 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
Oct. 05 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
Oct. 06 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
Oct. 07 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
Oct. 08 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Novo