Listen: Halestorm drop raunchy new track ‘Do Not Disturb’

With the release of their fourth studio album just a week away, Halestorm have returned with one more new song to hold fans over until then. On Friday (July 20), the Pennsylvania-founded band released the third single off the impending record; a track titled “Do Not Disturb.” If the new jam seems to sounds a little raunchy then you are definitely onto something. As per frontwoman Lzzy Hale, the song is based on a true story and was not intended to become a Halestorm song.

“With only a few days to go before our album Vicious gets unleashed, we wanted to share one more song with you,” begins an email blast sent out to fans. “‘Do Not Disturb,’ is one of my favorite songs we wrote for this album. It is based on a true story (…so yes this actually happened), and it is not for the faint of heart. So, get yourself into a comfortable position, turn your headphones up…and Enjoy!”

Listen to “Do Not Disturb” above.

“Do Not Disturb” will join previously released songs “Uncomfortable” and “Black Vultures” on Vicious. Vicious is due out July 27 via Atlantic Records.

Pre-orders for the new album are still available on the band’s website hereVicious is the follow-up to 2015’s Into the Wild Life.

In support of the new album, Halestorm will embark of their massive female-fronted band tour with In This Moment and New Years Day. The complete list of upcoming tour dates can be found below.

HALESTORM / IN THIS MOMENT / NEW YEARS DAY TOUR DATES:

July 27 – Kansas City, MO – Silverstein Eye Centers Arena ++
July 28 – Dubuque, IA – Dubuque County Fair *
July 29 – Toledo, OH – Centennial Terrace ++
July 31 – Baltimore, MD – UMBC Event Center ++
Aug. 02 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena ++
Aug. 03 – Albany, NY – Capital Center ++
Aug. 04 – Portland, ME – Maine State Pier ++
Aug. 06 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Summer Stage ++
Aug. 07 – Columbus, OH – Express Live ++
Aug. 09 – Moorhead, MN – Bluestem Amphitheater (w/ Joan Jett) *
Aug. 10 – Council Bluffs, IA – Stir Cove ++
Aug. 11 – Springfield, IL – Illinois State Fair *
Aug. 14 – Missoula, MT – Big Sky Brewing Company ++
Aug. 16 – Spokane, WA – Star Theater at Spokane Arena ++
Aug. 17 – Seattle, WA – WAMU ++
Aug. 18 – Eugene, OR – Cuthbert Amphitheater ++
Aug. 20 – Medford, OR – Bi-Mart Amphitheater ++
Aug. 21 – Reno, NV – Grand Sierra Resort ++
Aug. 23 – San Francisco, CA – The Warfield ++
Aug. 24 – Valley Center, CA – Harrah’s Resort SoCal Events Center ++
Aug. 25 – Las Vegas, NV – Fremont Street *

Sept. 14 – Moscow, Russia – Red*
Sept. 15 – St. Petersburg, Russia – Zal Ozhidaniya *
Sept. 16 – Helsinki, Finland – Tavastia *
Sept. 19 – Dublin, Ireland – The Academy *
Sept. 20 – Belfast, Ireland – The Limelight *
Sept. 22 – Sheffield, UK – O2 Academy Sheffield *
Sept. 23 – Glasgow, UK – O2 Academy Glasgow *
Sept. 24 – Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy Birmingham *
Sept. 26 – Manchester, UK – O2 Apollo *
Sept. 28 – London, UK – O2 Academy Brixton *
Sept. 29 – Bristol, UK – O2 Academy *
Oct. 01 – Tilburg, Netherlands – O13 *
Oct. 02 – Paris, France – La Cigale *
Oct. 03 – Antwerp, Belgium – Trix Antwerp *
Oct. 05 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega *
Oct. 06 – Aarhus, Denmark – Train *
Oct. 08 – Stockholm, Sweden – Debaser Strand *
Oct. 09 – Oslo, Norway @ Rockefeller *
Oct. 11 – Hamburg, Germany – Uebel & Gefährlich *
Oct. 12 – Berlin, Germany – Kesselhaus *
Oct. 14 – Frankfurt, Germany – Batschkapp *
Oct. 15 – Cologne, Germany – Live Music Hall *
Oct. 16 – Munich, Germany – Backstage Werk *
Oct. 18 – Vienna, Austria – Simm City *
Oct. 20 – Lausanne, Switzerland – Les Docks *
Oct. 21 – Zürich, Switzerland – Dynamo *
Oct. 22 – Milan, Italy – Alcatraz *
Oct. 24 – Barcelona, Spain – Bikini *
Oct. 25 – Madrid, Spain – Sala But *

*In This Moment not playing
++ with New Years Day

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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

We the Kings drop new single ‘Even If It Kills Me’

It’s been a week since We the Kings returned with not only a new song, but a new album. Now, the group is giving fans another new tune from the upcoming release. On Thursday (June 28), the Florida-founded band unleashed a new song titled “Even If It Kills Me.” For longtime fans of the band, the song is a throwback to the five-piece’s earlier sound.

“There are songs on this album that aren’t like the second through fifth albums,” explains frontman Travis Clark about the impending release. “They’re a lot like the first. Maybe it was our way of doing a tip of the hat to the fans who have stuck around.”

Listen to “Even If It Kills Me” above.

“Even If It Kills Me” will join previously released track “On My Love” on We the Kings’ sixth studio album. Titled SIX, the new album is due out July 6 through the band’s longtime home of S-Curve Records/BMG.

Pre-orders for SIX are available on the band’s website. The upcoming record is the follow-up to the group’s 2015 release, Strange Love. In support of the early July release, the band will embark on the final Vans Warped Tour.

We the Kings return with new song, new album

Armed with a brand new record, We the Kings are ready to hit the Vans Warped Tour this summer. On Wednesday (June 20), the Florida-founded band announced the forthcoming release of their sixth studio album. Titled SIX, the new album is due out July 6 through the band’s longtime home of S-Curve Records/BMG.

The record comes a year or so after the band launched a PledgeMuisc campaign to assist with the creation of the new album. Late last year, the group’s monetary goal was reached and they began to work on their new set of tunes. In honor or all those fans, the cover art features the faces of all those contributors.

In conjunction with the new album announcement, the five-piece also released the album’s lead single, “On My Love.”

In an interview with Billboard, frontman Travis Clark reveals that the title is based on an expression used by his wife’s family.

“I learned the expression ‘On My Love’ from my wife’s family,” he begins.

“They use it all the time to prove that they are being honest and telling the truth. This song is about swearing on my love that no matter where life takes us, we will always be there for each other. ‘Even if the worst takes us through hell, I’ll be here for you.'”

Listen to “On My Love” above.

Pre-orders for SIX are available on the band’s website. The upcoming record is the follow-up to the group’s 2015 release, Strange Love.

In support of the early July release, the band will embark on the final Vans Warped Tour. For now, the complete track listing for SIX can be found below.

SIX TRACKLISTING:

1. “On My Love”
2. “The Ocean and the Sun”
3. “Even If It Kills Me”
4. “Mama Knows Best”
5. “Ride”
6. “Alive”
7. “I Won’t Settle”
8. “Festival Music”
9. “Planes, Trains, and Cars”
10. “Immortal”
11. “What I Wouldn’t Give”

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.

Real Friends announce new album with new single

Earlier this month, Real Friends dropped a brand new song; their first since going on an unofficial, year-long hiatus due to vocalist Dan Lambton’s bipolar diagnosis. On Monday (June 18), the Illinois-founded band confirmed that the new song was not a one-off single, but rather part of an upcoming new record. Titled Composure, the group’s third studio album is due out July 13 through Fearless Records.

According to bassist Kyle Fasel, the forthcoming, ten-track album —which was produced by Mike Green— was the first time the band put a lot of effort and time into not only the individual songs, but the album as a whole.

“We have never put this much time and effort into a record,” begins Fasel. “Composure is everything we’ve always come up short on. We focused more on melodies than ever before. We focused more on the overall emotional climate of each song than ever before. I truly think that every song on the record stands on its own. But when all the songs come together it creates our best effort to date.”

In conjunction with the new album announcement, the band also released another new song from Composure; a tune titled “Smiling on the Surface.” Stream the new song above.

Pre-orders for Composure are currently available on Real Friends’ website. The band is offering a slew of different bundles for every price range. All pre-orders will include instant downloads of “Smiling on the Surface,” “Get By,” and “From the Outside.”

Prior to the new album announcement, the band had a small group of hometown fans RSVP to three acoustic shows. Instead of playing an acoustic set, the five-piece announced the release of Composure and played the complete album for them. Watch some footage from the surprise sets here.

Composure is the follow-up to the band’s 2016 release, The Home Inside My Head.

In support of the summertime release, the quintet will embark on the final Vans Warped Tour this summer.

For now, the complete track listing for Composure can be seen below.

COMPOSURE TRACK LIST:

1. “Me First”
2. “Stand Steady”
3. “From the Outside”
4. “Smiling on the Surface”
5. “Hear What You Want”
6. “Unconditional Love”
7. “Composure ”
8. “Get By”
9. “Ripcord”
10. “Take A Hint”

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.

Boston Manor announce ‘Welcome to the Neighbourhood,’ stream new single

Boston Manor are back and ready to give fans some brand new, moody tunes. On Monday (June 11), the British band announced the upcoming release of their sophomore album. Tiled Welcome to the Neighbourhood, the album is due out Sept. 7 through Pure Noise Records.

The forthcoming record was produced by Mike Sapone whose resume includes Taking Back Sunday, Mayday Parade, and Public Enemy. Pre-orders for Welcome to the Neighbourhood can be found here.

According to a press release from the band, the album is a “soundtrack to disenfranchisement set in a fictionalized version of the band’s hometown” of Blackpool. The world where Welcome to the Neighbourhood takes place in is one that is bleak with poverty, drug addition, boarded up shops, and a population suck in an unsavory predicament that they cannot seem to escape.

“In the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s Blackpool was this booming town. It was a holiday destination, a place where you can go to forget all your troubles,” explains vocalist Henry Cox. “Now things here are just so fucked up – there are huge drug problems and a 40 percent unemployment rate in the winter. It was once this beautiful thing and it’s become a little bit broken.”

In conjunction with the new album’s announcement, Boston Manor also unleashed the music video for the album’s lead single, “Halo.” According to Cox, the song almost didn’t make it onto the record.

“‘Halo’ almost got scrapped and didn’t make the album,” the singer admits. “It was a totally different song, much slower and moodier. About a month before we went into the studio, we reworked it entirely and it morphed into this current incarnation. It’s a song about feeling trapped; being in a vicious cycle and not knowing if there’ll ever be a way out.”

Watch the music video for “Halo” above.

In support of Welcome to the Neighbourhood’s release, Boston Manor will embark on a United Kingdom/European headlining tour. The trek will find the band performing at venues across the U.K. and Europe during the months of September and October. The tour will begin on Sept. 21 at Thekla in Bristol and conclude a few weeks later on Oct. 13 at Feierwerk + Hansa 39 (Uncle M event) in Munich. The complete list of fall tour dates can be found here.

Listen: Smashing Pumpkins return with new song ‘Solara’

Months after announcing a partial original lineup reunion, the Smashing Pumpkins have unleashed the quasi-reunion’s first new song in 18 years. On Friday (June 8), the Chicago-founded group premiered their new tune, “Solara.” Listen to the brand new song above which clearly sounds like it could find a home among the group’s early records.

Per a statement from the Smashing Pumpkins, “Solara” was recorded at Shangri La Studios in Malibu, California with super-producer Rick Rubin and the band’s longtime guitarist Jeff Schroeder. While the Smashing Pumpkins have yet to confirm whether this song will be featured on their new, in-the-works album, it’s safe to assume that the new tune will be included on its track listing.

Back in February, frontman Billy Corgan confirmed that three-fourths of the original lineup —Corgan, guitarist James Iha, and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin— had reunited and were about to begin recording eight new songs with Rubin.

Hopes for a full reunion were squashed earlier this year when former bassist D’arcy Wretzky claimed that Corgan had purposely left her out of the gathering. While Wretzky spoke publicly about her issues and Corgan, the band took the press statement route and responded with “Ms. Wretzky has repeatedly been invited out to play with the group, participate in demo sessions, or at the very least, meet face-to-face, and in each and every instance she always deferred.”

In support of their reunion, and new music, the Smashing Pumpkins will hit the road this summer for their “Shiny and Oh So Bright” tour. The “Shiny and Oh So Bright” tour will begin on July 12 at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona and conclude almost two months later on Sept. 7 at the Ford Idaho Center in Nampa, Idaho.

The trek will find the band performing at arenas in major cities across the continent including Dallas, Miami, Atlanta, Montreal, New York, Boston, and of course the band’s hometown of Chicago.

The tour’s set list will reportedly include songs from the band’s first five albums; 1991’s Gish, 1993’s Siamese Dream, 1995’s Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, 1998’s Adore, and 2000’s Machina/The Machines of God.

The complete itinerary for the “Shiny and Oh So Bright” tour can be found here.

Good Charlotte announce ‘Generation RX,’ drop new song

Following weeks of cryptic posts on social media, Good Charlotte have finally confirmed what it was all for. On Friday (May 25), the Baltimore-founded band announced the release of their upcoming seventh studio album. Titled Generation RX, the record is due out Sept. 14 through the band’s newly minted partnership with BMG and their record label imprint, MDDN. The new record was produced by Zakk Cervini and Good Charlotte guitarist/vocalist Benji Madden during intimate sessions at MDDN headquarters.

According to a press statement from the Madden brothers, it looks like Generation RX will find the group going back to their roots. The new album will address social and health issues affecting not only the youth, but everyone while also giving assurance that things will get better.

“At the beginning of the year, we were reflecting a lot. We just played a memorial service in honor of Lil Peep. We were thinking of that. Our generation was the first to have so many ways to deal with pain,” Joel and Benji Madden write in their statement.

“Throughout this century, we’ve seen the whole opioid crisis get worse. We wondered if we were really doing our part. We wanted to get back out there on the battlefield and spread insight, share experience, and give anything we could to improve lives.

The message is you can get through the pain, survive it, and have the life you want. We made the record on our own terms and our own time. In that respect, we channeled the soul of our first two albums. This is the album we’ve been waiting 15 years to create.”

In conjunction with the Generation RX announcement, the quintet also released the album’s first single, “Actual Pain.” Listen to “Actual Pain” above.

Generation RX is the follow-up to Good Charlotte’s 2016 release, Youth Authority.

In support of the new album, Good Charlotte also announced a massive European tour for early 2019. The tour will begin on Feb. 1, 2019 at X-Tra in Zürich, Switzerland and conclude on Feb. 20, 2019 at the Alexandra Palace in London. A special fan club pre-sale will begin on Tuesday, May 29, here. No North American dates have been announced yet.

Prior to their February 2019 tour, Good Charlotte will appear at several music festivals this summer. Good Charlotte’s full tour itinerary can be seen below.

GOOD CHARLOTTE TOUR DATES:

2018:

May 26 – Leeds, UK – Slam Dunk North
May 27 – Hatfield, UK – Slam Dunk South
May 28 – Birmingham, UK – Slam Dunk Midlands
May 31 – Vienna, Austria – Arena Open Air
June 1 – Nüremberg, Germany – Rock Im Park
June 3 – Nürburg, Germany – Rock Am Ring
Oct. 13 – Puebla, Mexico – Comuna Festival

2019:

Feb. 1 – Zürich, Switzerland – X-Tra
Feb. 3 – Milan, Italy – Alcatraz
Feb. 4 – Munich, Germany – Zenith
Feb. 5 – Cologne, Germany – Palladium
Feb. 7 – Brussels, Belgium – AB
Feb. 8 – Paris, France – Zenith
Feb. 9 – Offenbach, Germany – Stadthalle
Feb. 11 – Prague, Czech Republic – Forum Karlin
Feb. 12 – Warsaw, Poland – Torwar
Feb. 13 – Berlin, Germany – Columbiahale
Feb. 15 – Luxembourg, Luxembourg – Rockhal
Feb. 16 – Hamburg, Germany – Sporthalle
Feb. 18 – Tilburg, Netherlands – 013
Feb. 20 – London, United Kingdom – Alexandra Palace