1. The Amity Affliction have released the music video for their latest single ‘Pittsburgh’.

    'Pittsburgh' is the first single the be released from their upcoming album Let The Ocean Take Me, which is due out this June via Roadrunner Records.

     
     
  2. The Word Alive have released the artwork (above) and tracklisting for their upcoming album, Real.

    Real is the third full length album from the band, and is due to be released on June 10 via Fearless Records, and will be the first to feature Luke Holland behind the drum kit.

    Tracklist:

    TRACK LIST
    1. Play The Victim 
    2. Never Forget 
    3. Broken Circuit
    4. Light House
    5. The Fortune Teller
    6. Glass Castle
    7. 94th St. 
    8. Your Mirage
    9. Terminal 
    10. The Runaway 
    11. To Struggle And Claw My Way 
    12. Collapsing

    Pre orders are available from http://thewordalive.merchnow.com/

     
  3. The Color Morale have signed to Fearless Records.

    The announcement was made today through a video posted to the band’s website, and through a post made on their Facebook page by vocalist Garret Rapp. The post read:

       "Myself and The Color Morale are very excited to announce we have joined the Fearless Records family! We are currently hitting the studio to record our new record titled Hold On Pain Ends. Stay tuned on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for a ton of new announcements and details about the new record, preorder packages are in the works! Thanks so much for everyone’s continued support and love for what we do, we couldn’t be more excited for this new record and our future with the Fearless Family! Stay tuned and thanks again so much for your support. This is your band and as always, we’re in this together!”

    Watch the announcement video at http://thecolormorale.net/

    The band’s three previous albums were released via Rise Records.

     
  4. George Pettit, who many of you will know as the screaming vocliast for Alexisonfire, has unveiled his new project, Dead Tired.

    At this point, very little has been said about the new band. Pettit announced the news via twitter, simply tweeting "I’m in a new band. Follow @zDEADTIREDz on twitter and instagram. More info soon"

    The above photo was also released on the band’s instagram page.

    When we find out more, we’ll let you know.

     
  5. As I Lay Dying have announced that they will continue on without vocalist Tim Lambesis, in a new project along with Oh, Sleeper guitarist/clean vocalist Shane Blay at the helm.

    The news was not meant to be released as of yet, but in a bizarre fashion, the news surfaced this morning through a post made on the band’s official website which read:

        There have been a lot of questions from fans over the past year and we’ll hopefully be able to provide more answers over time. However, this update is only to address things related to AILD’s future.

    Originally, we said we’d update fans as soon as we knew more. We apologize for not sticking to that. It seemed best to wait until definitive news came in with a specific timeline. However, in light of speculation on other sites, an official update from As I Lay Dying seems to be the best way to clarify some things.

    A good starting point is to clarify some things that have often been falsely reported. Tim was not a Christian at the time of his arrest, nor was As I Lay Dying a Christian band in 2013. It hadn’t been for some time and, to the best of my knowledge, only one of the people playing in the band even claimed to be a Christian at that time. The changed view had been written about it in a handful of As I Lay Dying songs and Tim’s later atheistic view had even been documented in court records. However, it doesn’t make as sensational of a headline to refer to the arrest of the “Ex-Christian Metal Sub-Genre Independent Artist” as it does the “Grammy Nominated Top 10 Selling Christian Rockstar” of the past.

    With all that said, we don’t know how each musician from the previous era of As I Lay Dying will think about these topics in the future. For example, Tim has spent much of the last year reevaluating what originally convinced him to abandon belief in God. I have gathered that after much brokenness and repentance he sees things differently, considers himself a follower of Jesus, someone submitted to the will of God, or whatever you want to call it. That’s for him to talk about when he’s comfortable and only time will tell if he is sincere. What is certain though is that it’s impossible to face the events of last year without being changed in some way. Let’s let the guys focus on future music and hopefully the headline driven press will leave this issue alone for a while given some clarification.

    Uncertainty ahead…
    As I Lay Dying was originally founded/owned by Tim and then eventually the ownership was shared with Jordan about six years later. As the only official members, neither would like to move forward at the moment regardless off the upcoming sentencing time (which is still yet to be determined / not 9 years). There has been enough communication to establish some differences in opinion about what to do in the distant future. That keeps AILD’s future in limbo. The hibernating version of the band is just the official band owners, which means As I Lay Dying is Tim & Jordan. This is based on the uncertainty of the future, including who will be performing with the band when/if that time comes. There have been nearly 20 guys who filled the vacant bass or guitar positions in As I Lay Dying history. The current setup is definitely not a closed door on some of the ex-members talking in the future, but it just makes sense for now that AILD is only Tim and Jordan.

    Two opinions…
    Tim has acknowledged his guilt and clearly made some bad decisions in a period of time where he acted contrary to the person he’s been most of his life. He believes AILD should only pick back up if it’s in a form restored to its roots. For Tim, the potential of pursuing AILD again means working on a lot of other more important things in his personal life first.

    On the other hand, Jordan feels differently about the future. Even if more discussions were to take place, he would rather take time to pursue other things. That includes releasing new music with three of the guys from the most recent As I Lay Dying lineup. It’s a chance for Jordan to be more involved in the songwriting process and enjoy other styles he’d rather play. In fact, they’ve already recorded their debut album and I’m sure it’ll be awesome. It’s not meant to replace As I Lay Dying because it is something stylistically different under a different name. Interestingly enough, their vocalist is also a former Christian like his new bandmates and was/is the guitar player for Oh Sleeper (Shane Blay). They’ll have stuff to release through Metal Blade relatively soon, which will be an exciting/interesting combination given the band’s more radio friendly sound.

    In terms of music, Tim doesn’t want to pursue performing live music full time regardless of what length his sentence ends up being. His sentence certainly won’t be forever, but even so, touring full time doesn’t seem healthy or practical given his new outlook and goals. Creating new music is the part Tim loves most and he will always continue to release albums. That includes a bunch of stuff he has recorded in the past six months that he will announce a project name for soon as well. As an occasional ear behind the scenes, it is good hear him playing guitar again and writing lots of riffs again like he did across the first five As I Lay Dying releases.

    Hopefully that addresses the major questions related to As I Lay Dying. AILD is sleeping rather than dead, and there are two separate projects to hold you over whether or not it is awakened again.”

    This may not seem bizarre at first glance, but the members of the band (excluding Lambesis) released a later statement, revealing that neither them, their manager or their label knew anything about the first statement until it was released, and that Lambesis is the only one of them who can access the band’s official website. Here’s what they had to say on the matter:

     ”"Good day friends,


    This morning an update was posted over at www.asilaydying.com on the current happenings and individual futures of all the bands’ members. For Jordan, Josh, Nick, Phil, management, and record label, this was an interesting first time read as all parties were oblivious to its construction, intent, and release.

    Though Tim is the only one with access to the As I Lay Dying site, the rest of us have been releasing content through our personal social media accounts to reveal that we are carrying on in a new band. Our truest intentions were to make this unveiling interesting and exciting for anyone who has supported us over the past year. With information so instantaneous and disposable these days, we had hoped to show you how things were coming together rather than simply tell you. 

    We never want to capture attention dramatically, which is precisely why we’ve been off the radar for close to a year. Though the third-person statement released earlier compromises a lot of how we had hoped to unroll things, we remain positive in our outlooks and look forward to sharing new music soon.

    With love and gratitude,

    Jordan, Josh, Phil, Nick”

     
  6. Miss May I have released the video for their latest single, ‘Echoes’.

    The single is the most recent to be released from their upcoming album Rise of the Lion, which is set to be released later this month via Rise Records.

     
     
  7. Attila frontman Chris Fronzak has taken a page from the Ronnie Radke playbook and will be releasing a solo rap album this June via Artery Recordings.

    Here’s Fronzilla’s first single, ‘Turn it Up’.

    What do you guys think?

     
     
  8. After the departure of long-time drummer Longineu ‘LP’ Parsons IIIYellowcard have announced who will be bashing the skins on their next album.

    In a post made on Facebook, the band revealed that Nate Young of Anberlin fame will be drumming on the album. The post read as follows:

             ”We are happy to let you know that our friend Nate Young of Anberlin will be playing drums on the new record. We’ve known Nate for a long time and can’t wait to work with him creatively.”

    Yellowcard’s new album is expected to be released later this year via Razor & Tie. It will be the band’s 11th full length album.

     
  9. Miss May I have released a track by track for their upcoming album, Rise of the Lion.

    Watch the video above to hear vocalists Levi Benton and Ryan Neff discuss what each song is about or inspired by, and hear previews of each song. This album is sounding gigantic.

    Rise of the Lion is available from April 29th via Rise Records.

     
     
  10. Whether, I have released the title track from their upcoming EP, Dreamcatcher.

    The single features Richard Rogers of Secrets.

    Whether, I's Dreamcatcher EP is due out on April 1 via InVogue Records.