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Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 6:39 PM (PST) by Murderdingus
Avenged Sevenfold is continuing their expansion of their most recent album, “The Stage” with a cover of the Beach Boys’ “God Only Knows.”
“God Only Knows” is the fifth song from their expansion of the album, the others being “Malagueña Salerosa,” a Mexican folk song, a cover of Mr. Bungle’s “Retrovertigo,” “Dose,” an original song, and Del Shannon’s 1961 number one hit, “Runaway.”
You can check out the video of the new cover below.
Converge who release new album “The Dusk In Us” on November 3rd via Epitaph Records, have announced an East Coast tour in December to promote the record. You can check out the list of dates below. An absolute plethora of pre-order packages for the album are up now too.
The band recently streamed single “Under Duress” ahead of the release.
Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 12:23 PM (PST) by jimmygord
Preconceived notions are a funny thing. Let’s take the new Melvins record A Walk with Love and Death as a case study. When I saw that the Melvins had a new record, I took notice. My first encounter with the band was back in 1992 when Spin Magazine did an article on Grunge. I think they described the Melvins as “so heavy they solidify upon contact with air.” I was like, “I gotta check that out.” On vacation at the time in LA, I popped into a record store and proceeded to buy the only Melvins offering they had. 10 Songs. It rocked my world. I considered myself a fan ever since. I’ve seen them many times. I attended their performance of Houdini in its entirety solo as I couldn’t scare up anyone to go with me. I know the Melvins. Bullhead, Stoner Witch, Houdini, Ozma, Stag, Nude with Boots, (A) Senile Animal. I’ll tell anyone that asks, that for my money, the best rock and roll song ever written is Revolve. They continue to provide for those that prefer their punk rock with a heavy side of sludge. The last album of theirs that I had on heavy rotation was Hold it in. I mean come on!! How can you not embrace the product of ½ Melvins, ½ Butthole Surfers? It’s a whole mess of fun. So when I took a look at this new offering, A Walk with Love and Death, a few things came to mind. The cover art looked really cool, definitely a good start, it looked like Melvins for the 21st century. Next I checked the track listing. Interesting. Nine songs apparently inspired by (Death) and fourteen songs apparently inspired by (Love). Got it; A walk with Love and Death. The Melvins are taking a deep dive here into two broad and timeless concepts!! My mind: “ I like it!! The Death songs are going to be some of the heaviest gnarliest shit they’ve ever done. And the love stuff, maybe they’ll pull out something heartfelt, lilting, Buzz can make a guitar groan, chirp, and squeal, I want to know what Love sounds like through that goop filter. I can’t wait to hear it!! It will be the Melvins’ Magnum Opus!!”
My hope that there was a beautiful symbiosis between Love and Death with the common denominator being The Melvins went up in flames on my very first listen. I was right about the fact that AWWLAD has two distinct sections; and they must be viewed as such; which will not be hard. Let’s tackle Death first. For all practical purposes, Death is the Melvins album. Death consists of 9 tracks, traditional offerings put forth as faithfully Melvins. Song one, Black Heath, proves an able opener; although I didn’t catch anything that suggested (Death). Sober-delic picks up where BH leaves off, looming soundscapes, extended noodlings, what you expect from the Melvins these days. SD pays off with a solid hook you can latch on to, and a vocal style that might remind die-hards of Stoner Witch or Houdini. For my money, this is the standout track on the album. Euthanasia slams the listener next and once again, the Melvins Faithful are rewarded with power chords, tribal beats, and a traditional Buzz vocal. What’s Wrong with You slams on the breaks and timewarps into 90s pop. Anna Waronker drops in to assist on vox. You might know her as the lead singer of that Dog, or as Steven McDonald’s (Melvins current bassist) wife. Edgar the Elephant and Flaming Creature rumble in next to little fanfare. Christ Hammer delivers some 70s harmonies and a cleaner crisper production that allows the Melvins to shine in a new light. Cactus Party is a jumpy little number featuring Teri Gender Bender of Le Butcherettes. Cardboa Negro closes things out with a classic Melvins vibe that devolves into cacophony; a harbinger of what’s to come.
The love side. Full disclosure. This is the soundtrack for a movie by Jesse Niemenen called, oddly enough, “A Walk with Love and Death.” But don’t expect The Wall or The Soft Bulletin. There should be some kind of reward for anyone that listens to the entirety of Love without turning it off. Something I was close to doing many times, but I kept waiting for some smidgen of a song or anything indicating that the Melvins were involved in any way. There were few. I wanted to give a fair and unbiased account of the entire album, so it is for you, faithful reader, that I subjected myself to the maddening cacophony that is Love. The only way it would merit a second listen is if you are a masochist or a heavy drug user.
To sum it all up, if you stick with the (Death) tracks you have a solid Melvins record. No need to mess with the (Love) section. I give (Death) 3.5 stars. The inclusion of (Love) drags the overall rating down to 3. Draw your own philosophical conclusion.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 12:30 PM (PST) by The Torchbearer
Converge have announced that they will be releasing a new full length album later this year, and are streaming a new song from the upcoming album to whet your appetite.
You can give a listen to “Under Duress” below.
The new album, The Dusk In Us, is set to be released on November 3rd via Epitaph Records. It follows up their last full length release, 2012’s All We Love We Leave Behind.
Friday, July 28, 2017 at 10:33 AM (PST) by villagebrown
August Burns Red have announced that they will be releasing a brand new album this year. The record is called Phantom Anthem and it will officially be released on October 6th, 2017. To celebrate the announcement, the band has also released a new music video for their song “Invisible Enemy.”
You can watch the clip below.
The album will serve as a follow up to the band’s 2015 album, Found in Far Away Places.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 5:29 PM (PST) by Operation Rescue
Converge are back, and aren’t taking prisoners.
With the first new material since 2012’s All We Love We Leave Behind, Converge and NPR have teamed to stream the video for “I Can Tell You About Pain”. The track will be one side of a digital single, partnered with the 7 minute opus “Eve”. Heavy, melodic and resonating stuff.
Europe needs to brace itself: Converge are hitting their shores starting August 18th, after ripping around Stateside. Check the tour dates and the killer video below.
Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 4:48 PM (PST) by gunnar
Man, It really is hard to deal with a loss like this. While not punk rock, Linkin Park was one of the most influential alternative bands of the early 2000’s. We are deeply saddened here at Dying Scene to hear Chester Bennington has committed suicide at the age of 41. Law enforcement sources are reporting that the singer hanged himself at a Los Angeles private residence in Palos Verdes Estates. His body was discovered Thursday just before 9 AM.
Linkin Park last released One More Light earlier this year. The album had a different sound from their previous efforts, causing backlash from fans. You can give the track “Heavy” a listen below.
Heavy metal favourites Avenged Sevenfold are streaming their latest track “Dose”. Calling it a “tripped out metal song”, the band’s vocalist M. Shadows had the following to say about the inspiration behind the tune:
The lyrics were inspired by an unsolved mystery that dates back to the 1950s about an airline traveler who, if you believe the story, supposedly fell into our dimension from another. According to reports, he showed up in a Tokyo airport with a passport from a country that didn’t exist anywhere on a map. He was detained for questioning, but mysteriously vanished from a room guarded by immigration officials, taking with him all evidence of his existence. It ties into the theory that there are infinite possibilities of our lives being played out across space and time.
Fans can enjoy “Dose” in all it’s “tripped out” finery below.
Wovenwar have released a video for “Cascade” today. The video was directed/edited by the band’s own Nick Hipa (guitar). The track is taken from last year’s “Honor Is Dead”, released through Metal Blade Records.
You can watch the video below.
Monday, June 26, 2017 at 11:11 AM (PST) by rick delaney
As if that news wasn’t exciting enough, the festival have announced which bands will perform on which days throughout the weekend. All the details about this year’s event can be found over at their official website, or if you just want a quick look at program so far, check the poster below.
Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 6:49 PM (PST) by Chris Ramone
Mutoid Man (featuring Ben Koller of Converge and Stephen Brodsky of Cave In) have released a video of their performance of the song “Date With the Devil”, taken from their recent album War Moan, and it can be viewed below.
War Moan was released earlier this month (June 2nd) via Sargent House Records.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 10:59 AM (PST) by Shane Dover
The track comes from the band’s upcoming album, titled “War Moan,” which is set to drop on June 2 via Sargent House Records.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 2:30 PM (PST) by The Torchbearer
Progressive metal band Between the Buried and Me have announced that they will be celebrating the ten year anniversary of their album Colors with a US tour featuring support from The Contortionist, Polyphia, and Toothgrinder.
You can check out all the dates and locations below.
Between the Buried and Me last released Coma Ecliptic on July 7, 2015 via Metal Blade Records.
You can listen to the track below.