Foo Fighters to release ‘Concrete & Gold’ in the fall

A few weeks after releasing the lead single from their at-the-time-still-untitled new record, the Foo Fighters have officially uncovered some new album information. On Tuesday (June 20), the Seattle-founded band confirmed the release of their ninth studio album. The new record will be titled Concrete & Gold and is set to be released on Sept. 15 through Roswell Records/ RCA Records.

The new album finds the band teaming up with producer Greg Kurstin whose portfolio includes artists like Sia, Pink, and Adele. While it may seem odd to see one of rock’s hardest working bands team up with a producer whose resume predominantly features pop stars with radio-friendly tunes, it was Kustin’s work with own band, The Bird & The Bee, that brought the Foos to his front door.

“It blew my mind, ‘Again and Again,'” frontman  Dave Grohl said in a press release about The Bird & The Bee’s song. “It was so much more sophisticated than anything I’d ever heard and I became obsessed.”

In the same release, Grohl also revealed how the group wanted to make the “biggest sounding” Foo Fighters album and having Kustin on board helped them reach that goal.

“I wanted it to be the biggest sounding Foo Fighters record ever,” he said. “To make a gigantic rock record but with [producer] Greg Kurstin’s sense of melody and arrangement… Motorhead’s version of Sgt. Pepper… or something like that.”

Prior to Concrete & Gold‘s confirmation, the Foos had already revealed three songs that will be on the 11-track album; “The Sky is a Neighborhood,” “La Dee Da,” and lead single, “Run.”

In support of the new album’s release, the group will spend the rest of the year touring internationally. Before hitting the European touring circuit, the guys will launch their own music festival named Cal Jam 17. Cal Jam 17 will take place n Oct. 7 in San Bernardino, California and will include performances by Queens of the Stone Age, Liam Gallagher, Japandroids, and many more. After that, they will head across the pond and make appearances at Glastonbury Festival, Sonic Summer Festival, Lollapalooza Berlin, and Rock the Beach.

Concrete & Gold is the highly anticipated follow-up to the group’s 2014 release, Sonic Highways. During their time away, they did release a surprise EP titled Saint Cecilia to hold fans over until the new album was completed. For now, the complete track listing can be seen below.

CONCRETE & GOLD TRACK LISTING:

1. “T-Shirt”
2. “Run”
3. “Make it Right”
4. “The Sky is a Neighborhood”
5. “La Dee Da”
6. “Dirty Water”
7. “Arrows”
8. “Happy Ever After (Zero Hour)”
9. “Sunday Rain”
10. “The Line”
11. “Concrete and Gold”

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New Found Glory confirms release of ‘Makes Me Sick’

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A couple of months and cryptic messages later, New Found Glory has finally confirmed the title and release date for their brand new album. On Wednesday (Jan. 25), the Florida-founded band announced that their ninth studio album will be titled Makes Me Sick. The new record is set to be released on April 28 through Hopeless Records.

“Lyrically, this album looks at our culture and where we’re at—even in ourselves. We live in a place where people, ourselves included, spend so much time pointing the finger at others. They point at everything else they want to fix with the world, but they never really point at themselves,” guitarist Chad Gilbert explained to Alternative Press in a recent interview.

“This album is more vulnerable, but it’s a different kind of vulnerability and honesty than our other records. Musically, we’ve found this sort of freedom because of our fans and their loyalty to us over the years. We use this juxtaposition between our most accountable lyrics and our most fun music.”

In addition to the new album confirmation, the band has also announced that the first single off of the record will be titled, “Happy Being Miserable.” According to the band’s social media accounts, the music video for the track will premiere on Thursday, Feb. 16. On their official Twitter, the group posted an image of a table with four chairs, four pies, and a sign reading “New Found Glory Bake Off & Pie Eat.”

Back in December of 2016, New Found Glory announced plans to hit the road in the spring of 2017 to celebrate their 20th anniversary. Titled the “20 Years of Pop-Punk” tour, the North American leg of the trek will kick off on March 22 at the Soundstage in Baltimore and wrap up a month and a half later on May 12 at Revolution Live in the band’s hometown(ish) of Ft. Lauderdale, FL. During the excursion, the band will play selected albums in full. Those records include everything from 1999’s Nothing Gold Can Stay to 2009’s Not Without A Fight. The full list of tour dates can be found here.

Makes Me Sick will be the follow-up to the group’s 2014 release, Resurrection. Back in 2015, they re-released the album as Resurrection: Ascension which featured two new studio tracks, two reworked tracks including a newer (but not better) version of “Vicious Love,” and three acoustic tracks.

Sleeping with Sirens Frontman Gives Update on New Album

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Sleeping with Sirens released their new album, Madness last summer, but now it’s looking like they’re ready to get back into the studio for a follow-up. On Sunday (Feb. 7), SWS frontman Kellin Quinn hosted a Periscope chat with his fans. During the chat, he updated fans about the group’s still-in-the-works new album. As it turns out, it’s going to be the band’s attempt to go back to their roots or as Quinn said, them “getting back to who we are.”

“It’s definitely going to be focused on us re-branding and thinking about our music in terms of what we really want to do with it,” explained Quinn. “I think when you’re making music and you’re expected to do certain things with your band, you kinda lose your touch and your focus. I definitely think this record is us getting back to who we are; getting back to concentrating on the music itself.”

He continued, “It’s definitely very, very opening, and probably the most personal record I’ve ever wrote.” Last month, Quinn has taken to Instagram to post snippets of two acoustic songs. One of the songs was “Who Are You Now” from the band’s 2011 release, Let’s Cheer to This, while in the second video was a cover of Sublime’s “Santeria.” According to the group, they will be releasing an acoustic record some time this year. The acoustic album announcement came a few months after they wrapped up their “We Like it Quiet Acoustic Tour.”

Say Anything Drop Surprise New Album

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Surprise! Say Anything have released a brand new album. On Thursday (Feb. 4), frontman Max Bemis revealed that the band will be releasing a brand new album, with no build up or anything. Instead, he thought it would be a good idea to go all “Bey” and surprise the fan base with a new album. In a lengthy letter, which can be read here, the singer explain how the new record, I Don’t Think It Is, came to be and how it would differ from their previous work including their last album, Hebrews.

In addition to the new album’s name, Bemis and company are also giving their fans the opportunity to listen to the new album before its official release. The stream of the new record can be heard below.

I Don’t Think It Is is set to be released on Friday, Feb. 5 through Equal Vision Records. The band announced back in January that they will be hitting the road this spring. Now that a new record has been announced/released, it makes a lot of sense why they would go on a tour, randomly in the spring. The complete list of upcoming tour dates can be seen here.

Asking Alexandria Confirm Release of New Album

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Typically, when you get asked to join the Vans Warped Tour for the complete summer as a somewhat headliner, it means that you will be releasing some new music. Well, as the past has shown, that’s not always true. But for fans of Asking Alexandria, it looks like they will indeed be getting new music in the new year. Late last week, when most of us were celebrating the holidays, the band took the time to announce the released of their fourth studio album.

The band’s upcoming new album will be titled The Black and is set to be released in March through Sumerian Records. The Black marks the band’s first album without longtime vocalist, Danny Worsnop as well as the arrival of new singer, Denis Shaforostov, formerly of Make Me Famous. In an interview, guitarist Ben Bruce revealed how exactly things have changed with the arrival of Shaforostov.

“One thing that was a huge, huge difference – which was really refreshing – is Denis was really involved with the writing,” said Bruce. “He would critique me, he would give me ideas, he’d be, like, ‘I’ve heard you do better. Do better.’ And he really, really pushed me, whereas Danny would just kind of not do anything. I’d send him the songs and he’d be, like, ‘That’s shit. I don’t like it. It’s too heavy.’ And then, ‘If I have to do it, I’ll do it.’ So there wasn’t much interaction between me and Danny, but with Denis, he was very hands-on.”

Prior to the new record’s announcement, the band has released two new songs; “I Won’t Give In” and “Undivided,” showcasing Shaforostov’s vocals to those AA Family members who were still apprehensive about the addition. Check out the artwork for The Black below.

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Just in time for the release of the new record, Asking Alexandria will be hitting the road alongside Bullet For My Valentine for their “The British Invasion Tour.” The tour is scheduled to kick off on Feb. 2 at the House of Blues in San Diego and wrap up a month or so later on March 7 at Metropolis in Montreal. The complete list of tour dates can be found here.

Tonight Alive Confirm New Album, Release Lead Single

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Back in July, Tonight Alive revealed they had finished recording their new album, the follow-up to 2013’s The Other Side. Now, several months later, the group has revealed not only the name of the album and the release date, but also the first single off of it.

The Australian band’s upcoming new album will be titled Limitless and is set to be released on March 4, 2016 through Fearless Records. The first single off of the impending release is a track titled “Human Interaction.” Watch the music video for the song below.

“Following an emotional reaction to our second record, The Other Side, and the healing of its touring cycle, we were allowed the clarity to explore a newfound, centered version of ourselves where creating something meaningful and everlasting was of the highest importance,” says frontwoman Jenna McDougall about the upcoming release.

“This record shares our journey of harnessing personal power and acts as the long-awaited answer to the questions of our previous records.”

Pre-orders for Limitless are currently available here.

In support of Limitless, the band will hit the road in 2016 for a joint tour with Florida’s Set It Off. The tour which has been named the “The Fight for Something Tour” will begin on March 1, 2016 at Chicago’s Bottom Lounge and wrap up on March 28, 2016 at the Marquis Theater in Denver, CO. The Ready Set and SayWeCanFly will hit the road with them as supporting acts.

The complete list of tour dates can be seen below.

THE FIGHT FOR SOMETHING TOUR DATES:

03/01/16 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
03/02/16 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
03/03/16 – Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot
03/04/16 – Buffalo, NY @ Waiting Room
03/05/16 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
03/06/16 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
03/08/16 – Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
03/09/16 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
03/10/16 – Greensboro, NC @ Greene Street
03/11/16 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
03/12/16 – Orlando, FL @ Beacham Theatre
03/14/16 – Houston, TX @ Walters
03/15/16 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
03/17/16 – Phoenix, AZ @ Nile Theater
03/18/16 – San Diego, CA @ Soma
03/20/16 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
03/21/16 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace Of Spades
03/23/16 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
03/24/16 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
03/26/16 – Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
03/27/16 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater

The Rocket Summer Announce New Album

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After being inactive for several years, The Rocket Summer has returned. Taking to social media, head honcho Bryce Avary revealed that he will be releasing a brand new album soon. Along with the news, he also revealed that he had joined forces with Pledge Music to release all kind of cool packages including things like the typical CDs and digital downloads of the record to crazy packages like playing cowbells on stage with the group, a chance to be on the band’s show guest list for life, and even the chance to go into the studio with Avary for two days.

A little bit of everything for everyone’s taste (and budget).

Read the statement from Avary about the group’s return, below.

“The Rocket Summer has returned.

I can’t even tell you how great this feels to be announcing the Pre-Order of this new full length album! I locked myself away for longer than ever to put my absolute everything into writing and recording an endless amount of new music that would push me further creatively than any of my previous albums. The result is an album that has it’s own special, unique sound that I couldn’t be more excited about and am so ready to share with you. I feel this is a new special chapter for TRS and I can’t wait to experience this with you guys. I’ve missed you all terribly while in the laboratory!

In addition to the pre-order of the new album, for the first time ever we’re offering unique experience packages to make this release as special as possible. Every pledge gets you a digital download of the album upon release as well as access to behind-the-scenes content and updates along the way.

Thank you SO MUCH for being such a huge part of this; none of it would exist without you. I can’t wait to get this new music out and get back on the road where I’ll be bringing a mountain of pent up excitement and energy along with me.

Let’s do this!

-Bryce”

For more information about all the pre-order, click here.

As of now, the album’s name, release date, cover art, upcoming tour dates, and other important information are unknown. Avary has promised that all the information will come n due time.

The Rocket Summer’s last official release was 2013’s Christmas Madness EP. Before that, they released their fifth full-length record, Life Will Write the Words, back in 2012.

Escape the Fate Drop “Just a Memory,” Announce New Album and Tour

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Escape the Fate may have just come off the Vans Warped Tour a couple of weeks ago, but now the band is unveiling a slew of good news for their dedicated fan base.

Today (Aug. 18), the band announced that they will be releasing a new album this fall titled Hate Me. Originally meant to be announced today, news of the band’s new record was leaked on Monday (Aug. 17), but that did not stop the group from holding off until it was supposed to be revealed.

In honor of the new album announcement, the band has also premiered the lead single off of Hate Me, a track titled “Just a Memory.” Listen to the song below and if you are digging the track, the band is giving the song away for free for the next 48 hours.

When asked about the album title which in a way fits the band since a lot (and we mean a lot) of people hate them, frontman Craig Mabbitt admitted that the name was a nod at the hatred people have for them.

“Lyrically, a lot of these tracks are based around the hate we’ve received over the years and just embracing that and using it to our own advantage,” admitted Mabbitt.

“I’ve had to step up to the plate lately, for the fans as much as anything else, because they take the name Escape The Fate very seriously and I owe them something for that, for all the support they’ve shown us over the years. It’s very humbling for me to be able to listen to this collection of songs and think about where we’ve come from and what we’ve been through to get to this point.”

But standing up for their supportive fan base is not the only thing this record will stand for. According to Mabbitt, it will also be the beginning of a new era for the band.

“It’s the start of a new era for us,” adds Mabbitt. “We’re getting back on our feet, putting our middle finger up to the world and proving ourselves individually and collectively.”

In addition to the new album and lead single, Escape the Fate has also revealed they will be heading out on tour this fall n support of Hate Me. The tour will include support from A Skylit Drive, Sworn In, Sirens & Sailors, and Myka Relocate. Check out the full list of tour dates below.

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Hate Me is set to be released on Oct. 30 through Eleven Seven Music.

Disturbed Premiere Title Track from New Record

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It’s been a month since Disturbed announced their return from their four-year hiatus in a big way; with a new album, lead single, and complete track list for the album.

Today, the metal band continues their return with another new song from their upcoming new record. The new song is the title track from the band’s sixth studio album, Immortalized.

“Immortalized” joins first single “The Vengeful One” on the impending record due out on Aug. 21 through Reprise Records.

Immortalized is the follow-up to 2010’s gold-certified Asylum, the last album they released before deciding it was a good idea to go on a hiatus.

Pre-orders for Immortalized are currently available on Disturbed’s website where they are still offering fans limited edition bundles of the record.

Sum 41 Launch Pledge Music Campaign for New Album

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The Sum 41 comeback is officially underway.

Now that frontman Deryck Whibley and his side project, Deryck Whibley and the Happiness Machines, have wrapped up their three show stint in California, it looks like its full steam ahead for the Canadian band and their new record.

Taking to Pledge Music, the band have launched a crowdsoucing “project” to help fund the recording of the new album. In a message to fans, they write how after a “crazy few years for all of us in one way or another” it was time to get the band back together after a “much-needed break and a new lease on life.”

The new lease on life, which most likely brought the group back together was Whibley’s near death experience last year when he was hospitalized for kidney and liver failure. Soon after the hospitalization, Whibley began to post photos on social media of him hanging out with some of his then-former bandmates and like all things, it evolved from there into writing new music.

On their Pledge Music page, the band are currently offering several pre-order options for the not-yet-titled record. Pre-order packages range from the $10 package that includes a digital download of the new album with exclusive behind-the-scenes footage to a $500 package that gets the buyer the opportunity to hit the studio with the band and also hang out with them when they record the music video for their first single off the record.

All information about the new album and the project can be seen here.

Sum 41’s last album was 2011’s Screaming Bloody Murder and was the last record to feature original drummer, Steve Jocz who left the group in 2013.

As of now, there’s no projected release time frame for the new record, but if you follow the campaign then there’s a chance followers will find out before us.