Ash Costello On New Years Day’s New Album: “The Record, Actually, Is Quite Heavy”

During a recent interview with Alternative Press, Ash Costello talked a bit about New Years Day’s latest single “Skeletons” and their upcoming album. She said the following:

“‘Skeletons’ is, out of all the new songs, I’m gonna say one of the lightest-sounding, if that makes sense. The record, actually, is quite heavy. So we figured we’d start at the bottom of the hill and work our way up instead of at the top and work our way down. So, what you can take away from ‘Skeletons’, though, is that the newer songs are gonna be very catchy. Even though it’s gonna be very heavy music, the melodies and the lyrics are still going to be very, very catchy and poppy.”

[via Blabbermouth]

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Sabaton Recording New Album

Sabaton have entered the studio to begin the recording process for their new album. Joakim Brodén and Pär Sundström confirmed the news in the below video:

Pearl Jam Discontinue Ten Club Single Series

Pearl Jam have announced that they are going to discontinue their Ten Club singles series in 2019. The band commented:

“Beginning January 1, 2019 the Ten Club Single will be discontinued. PEARL JAM and all of us at Ten Club appreciate the loyalty and dedication from our members. It has been amazing to watch the fan club evolve over the years into the tight-knit community it is today, and we’re excited to see what the future holds.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Tony Iommi Is Remixing Black Sabbath’s “Forbidden”

Tony Iommi has revealed that he is remixing Black Sabbath’s “Forbidden” for a 2019 re-release. He said the following about that:

“Next year will be the ‘Forbidden’ album coming out, which we’re remixing at the moment — [engineer] Mike Exeter an myself. And it’s been interesting to pull that apart and at least try and get some bigger sounds on it, as it should be. I know Cozy was never happy with his drum sound, and none of us were really happy with the sound of that album. So hopefully now it will be sounding better.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Scars On Broadway Seem To Hint That New Music Is Coming In 2019

Daron Malakian (System Of A Down) And Scars On Broadway released their new album “Dictator” earlier this year, but it seems more new music may be coming in 2019. The band tweeted the following:

Yashira Drummer Seth Howard Killed In Car Crash

Yashira’s Seth Howard has sadly passed away at the age of 24. According to News4Jax, the drummer was crossing the center median on SW State Road 231 in Bradford County, Florida when he hit another vehicle head-on. He died from injuries related to the crash. The two people in the other car were both taken to hospital with serious injuries.

The band commented:

“Hey all,

Where do I start? When I had the idea of this band in my head, Seth was the first person I asked to do it with me. We had been friends for many years prior, so he agreed to jam even though he was a full-time student at the University of Florida (we get it dude, you’re smart). He had been in bands with Connor, I had been in bands with Luke so it all just made sense. It fell right into place, really. We went in that non-air-conditioned storage unit for the first time, wrote a song, and the rest is history.

Writing with Seth was such a treat. He knew exactly what he wanted to hear and 9/10 times, that’s the route the songs would take. He was incredible at just listening and putting it all together like a rubrics cube in his head. Creating what we have would have never granted us the opportunities if he weren’t in the mix. He wasn’t the greatest drummer on the planet, but he was to us.

When we started to tour, it was more or less a new experience for all of us. Luke and I had done a few brief stints in the southeast with other bands but nothing notable. Seth and Connor had never done anything like it, and Seth loved every second of it. He enjoyed sleeping on top of a bass cab in the back of the van even though he was 6’ 2”. He enjoyed listening to techno while everyone was asleep on absolutely ridiculous drives like Pittsburgh to Jacksonville, or Jacksonville to Philadelphia, Brooklyn, etc. (we’ve done some fucking stupid drives). He liked to just walk around new places while puffing on his weed pen just to explore. We couldn’t possibly convey how grateful we are to have shared these experiences with him. You never really know the true importance of these moments when you’re in them.

If you saw him, he was probably laughing to himself about something he saw whether it was just cool to see or actually funny. He was ALWAYS laughing and his laugh was contagious, loud as fuck, and it got etched into the mind of anyone who ever met him. If you met him, you loved him. It’s that simple. He was so goofy and funny. He was absurdly smart and knew all the right things to say at any given moment. The fact that he’s not here anymore makes our world spin slower. We feel so empty knowing he’s not going to reply to our 4 year long group chat or call us and tell us he’s going to be 2 hours late or some shit.

As for our future, we really don’t know what’s in store. We’re trying to just process and heal as much as we can. Maybe we’ll pick this up with some sort of plan, maybe we won’t. We haven’t gotten a chance to give it any thought. Right now, all we know is that we and his family miss him so much it hurts.

Thank you to William Putney along with Carl and Rick at Good Fight Music for putting out a record with him on it for the world to hear, Sean Mott, Daniel DeFonce, and any show promoter/attendee that made these experiences possible for us to share with him, all the bands we’ve toured/played shows with for memories made, and thank you all so much for the outpour of love and condolences from every angle.

Tell your friends you love them every chance you get. Things can change quicker than you’d ever believe.

You’ll hear from us sooner or later. Be good to each other.

– Dylan, Luke, Connor

To the great friend, brother, son, person we’ve ever known, Rest In Peace, Seth.

We love and miss you so much.
4/13/94-12/29/18”

Bring Me The Horizon Post Another Teaser For “Medicine”

Bring Me The Horizon have shared another teaser for their new song “Medicine.“ The full track is expected to be released on January 3 and it will also appear on the band’s new album “Amo“ (out January 25).

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