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Listen: Alice in Chains drop new song ‘Never Fade’

With a handful of weeks left until the release of their sixth studio album, Alice in Chains have returned with another new song. On Friday (Aug. 10), the Washington-founded band unleashed the third single from their forthcoming album; a track titled “Never Fade.” Listen to the almost-five-minute, hard-hitting song above.

“Never Fade” will join previously released tracks “The One You Know” and “So Far Under” on the band’s impending new record. Rainier Fog is due out Aug. 24 through BMG. Pre-orders for the new album are still available on the band’s website.

Rainier Fog is the long-awaited follow-up to the group’s 2013 release, The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here.

In support of Rainier Fog‘s release, the band previously announced plans to hit the road during the months of August and September. Alice in Chain’s upcoming tour will begin on Aug. 22 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver. After being on the road for a couple of weeks, the excursion will conclude on Sept. 15 at the Comerica Theatre in Phoenix.

Following a few weeks off the road, the band will resume their touring itinerary with another tens stops in October. The recently added tour dates will being on Oct. 14 at the Aftershock Festival in Sacramento and conclude two weeks later on Oct. 28 at the Hard Rock Events Center in Hollywood, Florida. Alice in Chains’ full fall tour schedule can be found here.

Last week, it was announced that the Seattle Mariners will host an Alice in Chains night at the Safeco Field on Monday, Aug. 20. The event, which will take place four days prior to Rainier Fog‘s release, will find the Mariners taking on the Houston Astros. Packages are currently being offered and include a ticket to the baseball game, access to a pre-game listening party of the new record, and more. Full information about the Alice in Chains night event can be found here.

Alkaline Trio return with new single ‘Blackbird’

Back in mid June, Alkaline Trio announced plans to hit the road during the months of August and October making some wonder if this meant new tunes from the group was on the horizon. On Thursday (July 19), the California-founded band confirmed the release of their ninth studio album. Titled Is This Thing Cursed?, the impending release is due out Aug. 31 through Epitaph Records.

Pre-orders for the new album are currently available on the band’s website here.

In conjunction with the new album announcement, the band also released the record’s lead single, “Blackbird.” Listen to the three-and-a-half-minute song above.

Is This Thing Cursed? is the follow-up to 2013’s My Shame is True.

News of the new album comes months after bassist Dan Andriano hinted at new music in an interview. During the chat that took place in January of this year, the musician teased that the group was not done making new music.

“There’s not an inch of me that feels like we’re done making music, or we’re done making new stuff.” he explains. “I wanna be a band that people want to hear new stuff from. Because I feel like I’m still in a band that wants to write good, new music.”

In addition to the new album and its single, the band previously announced plans to hit the road during the months of August and October. The upcoming excursion will be split into two legs; the first leg will take place in August while the second will take place in October. The first leg of the tour will kick off on Aug. 3 at the Bomb Factory in Dallas and wrap up on Aug. 26 at the House of Blues in Orlando.

After a month or so away from the North American touring circuit, Alkaline Trio will resume their trek on Oct. 04 at the Observatory in Santa Ana, California. The trek will then conclude a few weeks later on Oct. 18 at the Catalyst in Santa Cruz, California. Garage rock outfit PANGEA will open for Alkaline Trio during the full tour.

The complete list of upcoming tour dates can be seen below.

ALKALINE TRIO FALL 2018 TOUR DATES:

Aug. 03 – Dallas, TX – The Bomb Factory *
Aug. 04 – Austin, TX – Emo’s *
Aug. 06 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant *
Aug. 08 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre *
Aug. 09 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom *
Aug. 10 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall *
Aug. 11 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom *
Aug. 13 – Millvale, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre *
Aug. 14 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live! *
Aug. 16 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom *
Aug. 17 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel *
Aug. 18 – Boston, MA – House of Blues *
Aug. 19 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory *
Aug. 21 – Norfolk, VA – The NorVA *
Aug. 22 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle *
Aug. 24 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works *
Aug. 25 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade, Heaven *
Aug. 26 – Orlando, FL – House of Blues *

Oct. 04 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory *
Oct. 05 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern *
Oct. 06 – San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theatre *
Oct. 08 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom *
Oct. 09 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo *
Oct. 11 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex *
Oct. 12 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium *
Oct. 14 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl *
Oct. 15 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues *
Oct. 16 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre *
Oct. 18 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst *

* with together PANGEA

Listen: All Time Low get celebratory in ‘Birthday’

Surprise!

All Time Low just released another new song. Less than a month after dropping their first surprise single, the group has done it again. On Wednesday (June 27), the Baltimore-founded band unleashed a brand new single titled “Birthday.” Instead of dropping cryptic messages on social media like they had previously done for “Everything is Fine,” the four-piece decided to go in another direction.

In a fun marketing twist, the band sent one of their die-hard fans a birthday cake with the words “With Love All Time Low” written in bright blue icing. According to the recipient’s friend, a link to a web address was written on the cake’s accompanying box. After posting the image and the link on social media, fans were quick to follow the link to a nondescript website. The only thing on the page is an audio image and the direct download link for an mp3 file titled “All Time Low-birthday.”

Head on over to the website here and download the new song now.

“Birthday” is the second “surprise” single All Time Low have released within the past month. While fans have now been gifted two news tunes, the band has yet to formally announce whether these two tracks are standalone singles or part of a brand new record.

“Everything is Fine” and “Birthday” are the first set of new tunes from the band since the release of 2017’s Last Young Renegade.

While the quartet is mum on whether fans should expect a new record soon, they have confirmed plans to hit the North American touring circuit later this summer.

Beginning in August, All Time Low will join forces with Dashboard Confessional and Gnash for their “Summer Ever After” tour. Earlier this week, the two bands announced the second leg of the tour which will find them performing at venues across the country during the months of September and October.

Listen: Ice Nine Kills drop ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ inspired song

Ice Nine Kills fans have been patiently waiting for new music from the band for a while, but now, it looks like things are about to change. On Tuesday (June 19), the Massachusetts-founded band announced the upcoming release of their fifth studio album. Titled The Silver Scream, the new record is due out Oct. 5 through Fearless Records.

Taking to social media, the group posted the forthcoming album news while also letting fans know that there will be a lot more to the new set of tunes. “The Silver Scream is going to be MORE than just an album,” the band wrote on Twitter.

Within 24 hours of the band’s announcement, fans were already beginning to pass along theories about what this record’s theme might be. Most fans came to the conclusion that The Silver Scream will be highly influenced by horror films, hence its name. Taking inspiration from horror films for the new album is not much of a stretch for the four-piece; their last record was influenced by literature.

In conjunction with the new album announcement, the band also unleashed the new record’s lead single, “The American Nightmare.” If fan speculations are correct, then it would appear that the newly released song is influenced by Wes Craven’s “A Nightmare on Elm Street”; just take a look at the single’s artwork which features Freddy Krueger’s iconic red and green stripped sweater.

Listen to “The American Nightmare” above.

The Silver Scream will be the follow-up to 2015’s Every Trick in the Book.

In support of the new album, the band will embark on the final Vans Warped Tour this summer.

This trek will also mark the band’s first tour without longtime drummer, Conor Sullivan. Earlier this week, the band announced Sullivan’s departure. Filling in Sullivan’s vacancy will be former Affiance member, Patrick Galante.

Panic! at the Disco drop stoner-influenced tune ‘King of the Clouds’

With less than a week until the release of their sixth studio album, Panic! at the Disco have decided to give fans one more song to hold them over until Friday. On Monday (June 18), the Las Vegas-founded band premiered another new song from their forthcoming record, Pray for the Wicked. Titled “King of the Clouds,” the new song was written during a weed-induced gathering featuring frontman Brendon Urie, Death of a Bachelor producer Jake Sinclair, and frequent collaborator Sam Hollander just as the record’s deadline was about to hit.

“So this song almost didn’t make the album because it was a deadline issue,” Urie explained to Apple Beats DJ Zane Lowe.

“So the day before the deadline of the record, right, [I] had to have everything in so they can make their plans of marketing, distribution, the whole deal…I had to give them all this information. Around midnight, I get a text and Jake [Sinclair]’s ‘I’m coming over to your house tomorrow.’ Okay. That’s all I get. So I wake up. Seven AM. He comes over around nine and we start working on this song and I’m like ‘Dude, this is the dopest song I have ever heard. This is so cool! What the hell?!”

As it turns out, during a previous weed-induced gathering, Urie was going on about Carl Sagan, the 11th dimension, and showing those in attendance videos about it. While he was discussing this with this guests, Hollander and Sinclair had been sneakily writing down everything the singer was saying which eventually became the lyrics to “King of the Clouds.” Watch the full interview with Lowe here.

“King of the Clouds” will join previously released tunes “High Hopes,” “(F**k A) Silver Lining,” and current single, “Say Amen (Saturday Night)” on Pray for the Wicked. The new record is due out this Friday, June 22, through Fueled by Ramen/DCD2.

In support of the new album, the band will kick off the first leg of their Pray for the Wicked North American tour next month. The trek will begin on July 11 at the Target Center in Minneapolis and conclude a little over a month later on Aug. 18 at the T-Mobile Arena in the group’s hometown of Las Vegas. The full list of tour dates can be found here.

Listen: Charlie Puth unleashes ‘The Way I Am’

With a week left until the release of his much-anticipated sophomore album, Charlie Puth is giving fans one more new song to hold them over until the album is securely in their hands (or mobile devices). On Thursday (May 3), the New York-based singer unveiled his fourth official single from Voicenotes; “The Way I Am.” Listen to the new song above.

“The Way I Am” will join previously release singles “Attention,” “How Long,” and “Done for Me” on the musician’s forthcoming new record. Both “How Long” and “Attention” have been certified platinum. The new album will also include a song featuring legendary R&B vocal group, Boyz II Men (“If You Leave Me Now”) and a new tune featuring James Taylor (“Change”).

Voicenotes will be released on May 11 through Atlantic Records. Pre-orders for the album are currently available on Puth’s website hereVoicenotes is the highly anticipated follow-up to the musician’s 2016, RIAA-certified platinum debut album, Nine Track Mind.

In support of the upcoming release, Puth announced a massive summertime tour late alst year. The Voicenotes tour will kick off on July 11 at the Budweiser Stage in Toronto, Ontario and conclude a month and a half later on Sept. 1 at the Coral Sky Amphitheater in West Palm Beach, Florida. The complete list of upcoming summer tour dates can be found here.

A Perfect Circle welcomes the new year with new song

This past weekend, A Perfect Circle frontman Maynard James Keenan teased fans on social media by telling them to have their “headphones ready Tuesday morning” because there could be a possibility of a “New Year’s treat.” On Tuesday (Jan. 2), as promised, the California-founded supergroup unleashed a brand new song titled “Disillusioned.” Listen to the new, almost-six-minute song above.

“Disillusioned” will join previously released single “The Doomed” on A Perfect Circle’s much-anticipated fourth album. Back in October of 2017, the five-piece officially unveiled “The Doomed”; their first new song in almost four years. Shortly after unveiling the audio for the new song, the band returned with its black-and-white video.

The upcoming new album, which has yet to formally get a release date or a title, will be the group’s first new record in 14 years. Even though the record has yet to be given an official release date, speculations have begun that the album will see a tentative release time frame of the second quarter of 2018. A Perfect Circle’s last studio album was 2004’s eMOTIVe.

In support of the still-not-titled new album, the group will hit the road beginning this spring. The upcoming tour engagements will kick off with the band’s appearance at the inaugural Los Rageous Music Festival in Las Vegas. A Perfect Circle’s complete tour itinerary, which includes a slew of music festival appearances, can be found below.

A PERFECT CIRCLE 2018 TOUR DATES:

April 14 – Tuscon, AZ – Veterans Memorial Stadium
April 15 – Indio, CA – Coachella Music Festival
April 17 – Santa Barbara, CA – Arlington Theatre
April 18 – San Jose, CA – San Jose State University Events Center
April 20 – Las Vegas, NV – Las Rageous Music Festival
April 22 – Indio, CA – Coachella Music Festival
May 12 – Somerset, WI – Northern Invasion
May 15 – Omaha, NE – Baxter Arena
May 16 – Columbia, MO – Mizzou Arena
May 18 – Columbus, OH – Rock on the Range
May 22 – Birmingham, AL – Legacy Arena at the BJCC
May 25 – Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma
May 26 – Dallas, TX – BFD at Starplex Pavilion
June 01 – Nürburgring, DE – Rock Am Ring
June 02 – Nuremberg, DE – Rock Im Park
June 05 – Stockholm, SE – Fryshuset
June 06 – Oslo, NO – Spektrum
June 08 – Aarhus, DK – Northridge Festival
June 09 – Helsinki, FL – Sideways Festival
June 12 – Manchester, UK – O2 Apollo Manchester
June 13 – London, UK – O2 Academy Brixton
June 14 – London, UK – O2 Academy Brixton
June 17 – Berlin, DE – Zitadelle
June 20 – Zurich, CH – Halle 622
June 23 – Esch-Sur-Aizette, LU – Rockhal
June 24 – Dessel, BE – Graspop
June 26 – Paris, FR – Olympia
June 28 – Madrid, ES – Download Festival Madrid
June 29 – Barcelona, ES – Be Prog! My Friend Festival
July 01 – Verona, IT – Rock the Castle

Listen to Fall Out Boy’s new tune ‘Champion’

After promising fans a brand new song off their upcoming album, Fall Out Boy has kept their promised and released their new tune. On Thursday (June 22), the Chicago-founded band released their second single off M A N I A, “Champion.” Earlier this month, bassist Pete Wentz took to Instagram to give fans a little bit of  background on the new jam. As it turns out, the tune was inspired by the 1984 fantasy-drama, “The Neverending Story.”

“I really started to think that this one really reminds me of this moment in ‘The Never-Ending Story.’ It always stuck out to me as a kid- first they’re like ‘wait you’re just a kid lol we need a warrior,'” wrote the musician on his social media page.  “Then they’re like ‘ok you’ll do I guess you’ll do’ and then ‘no one can help you and if you don’t do this our entire world dies, so no pressure.'” Listen to “Champion” here.

“Champion” will join lead single “Young and Menace” on Fall Out Boy’s upcoming seventh studio album. M A N I A is set to be released on Sept. 15 with pre-orders currently available on the band’s website here.

In support of the new album, Fall Out Boy previously announced a massive tour scheduled to take place later this year. The “M A N I A tour” will kick off on Oct. 20 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland and wrap up almost a month later on Nov. 18 at the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix. The complete list of tour dates can be found here.

Before embarking on their North American tour, Fall Out Boy has announced a special show that will be held at the House of Blues in the group’s hometown of Chicago on Sept. 16. Due to the size of the venue, the band has launched a Verified Fan registration to ensure that fans will first access to tickets. More information about that can be found on the band’s website.

In addition to the Verified Fan registration, the group has also revealed that $1 from every ticket sold will go towards the Fall Out Boy Fund. The band created the fund as a way to give back to charities in Chicago.

Listen: Broadside gets serious on ‘Laps Around a Picture Frame’

With a handful of days left until the release of their sophomore album, Broadside has released yet another new tune from the upcoming album. On Friday (June 9), the Virginia-based band unveiled the audio for their third single, “Laps Around a Picture Frame.” Unlike most of their other tunes, this one starts off with a surprise as the vocals are not those of vocalist Oliver Baxxter, but rather guitarist Dorian Cooke.

According to the group this was done on purpose to show two different people suffering from the same exact medical issue. “We wanted to capture two completely different humans having the exact same mental breakdown,” explains Cooke about the new song in a press release. “We wrote the music, lyrics, and arrangement around a panic attack in a crowded environment. Even the name is an exercise for panic attacks taught to me by a therapist. The persona I represent is of someone that’s on the higher end of the social spectrum – someone popular and beautiful on the outside, but has that constant struggle internally.”

Like Cooke, Baxxter portrays someone who also suffers from panic attacks, but unlike Cooke’s character, comes from another side of the social spectrum. “I portray a young female persona shaped by the harshness of her environment, which is a story shared with me by a close friend whenever she is in a public setting. I know it’s something much more common than people tend to show.” Listen to the new song above.

“Laps Around a Picture Frame” will join previously released tracks “Puzzle Pieces,” “Hidden Colors,” and “Paradise” on Broadside’s upcoming album, ParadiseParadise is set to be released this Friday, June 16, through Victory Record. Pre-orders are still available here. All pre-orders will include an instant download of “Puzzle Pieces.”

Last week, Broadside concluded their spring tour with Real Friends, Have Mercy, Tiny Moving Parts, and Nothing, Nowhere. Recently, the group announced a pair of music festivals gigs including Syke Fest which will take July 15 in their hometown of Richmond, Virginia as well as a headlining gig at the Sophomore Slump Fest in Greensboro, NC on Aug. 5.