10 Years Premiere New Song “Novacaine”, Reveal Details For New Album “(How To Live) As Ghosts”

10 Years have premiered a new song titled “Novacaine.” This song is from their new album “(How To Live) As Ghosts,” which will be released on October 27.

“(How To Live) As Ghosts” is significant due to the fact that it marks the return of Brian Vodinh and Matt Wantland. Vodinh was in charge of drums and guitars in the studio, and will handle guitar duties live as well. Wantland will also be on guitar, while Chad Huff has been moved over to bass. The lineup is completed by Kyle Mayer, who will continue to handle drumming duties at live shows, and of course, vocalist Jesse Hasek. Hasek said the following about these lineup shifts:

“It’s funny. I named our last record ‘From Birth To Burial‘ because I thought it was our final record. It just didn’t feel like 10 Years without Brian and Matt, and having them back is really a reunion of the core writing team. This new record actually feels like a real rebirth for the band.”

He also added the following about “Novacaine“:

“Six albums and a hundred songs in, I wondered if I’ve already written my best stuff. But at some point, you start to get real adult problems. You see people go from such optimism in their 20s to having life just beat them down later. I think we all kind of get desensitized and numb to life on some level. That’s what this song is about.”

“(How To Live) As Ghosts” Track Listing:

01. “The Messenger”
02. “Novacaine”
03. “Burnout”
04. “Catacombs”
05. “Ghosts”
06. “Blood Red Sky”
07. “Phantoms”
08. “Vampires”
09. “Halos”
10. “Lucky You”
11. “Insomnia”

Tour Dates:

09/03 Mt Pleasant, MI – Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort (feat. Five Finger Death Punch)
09/20 Peoria, IL – Crusens Farmington
09/21 Green Bay, WI – EdgeFest
09/22 Rockford, IL – District Bar And Grill
10/13 Knoxville, TN – The Mill & Mine (feat. Black Map & Brave The Royals)
10/14 Winchester, VA – Blue Fox Billiards (feat. Otherwise)
10/15 Morgantown, WV – Schmitt’s (feat. Otherwise)
10/17 Pittsburgh, PA – Diesel (feat. Red)
10/19 Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club (feat. Red)
10/20 Lynchburg, VA – Phase 2 (feat. Red)
10/21 New York, NY – Highline Ballroom (feat. Red)
10/23 Greensboro, NC – The Blind Tiger (feat. Red)
10/25 Darlington, SC – Carolina Night Live (feat. Red)
10/26 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (feat. Red)
10/27 Destin, FL – Club L.A. (feat. Pop Evil, Red &Otherwise)
10/28 Cape Coral, FL – Dixie Roadhouse (feat. Pop Evil &Otherwise)
10/29 Orlando, FL – House Of Blues (feat. Red)
10/31 Baton Rouge, LA – Varsity Theatre (feat. Red)
11/03 Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s (feat. Red)
11/04 Sauget, IL – Pop’s (feat. Red)
11/05 Joliet, IL – The Forge (feat. Red)
11/07 Racine, WI – Route 20 (feat. Red)
11/08 Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall (feat. Red)
11/10 Ft. Wayne, IN – Piere’s (feat. Red)
11/11 Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue (feat. Red)
12/08 Nashville, TN – The High Watt (“Killing All That Holds You” performance)

Iron Monkey Premiere New Song “OmegaMangler”, Reveal Details For New Album “9-13”

Iron Monkey have premiered a new song titled “OmegaMangler.” This song is from the band’s new album “9-13,” which will be released on October 20.

“9-13” Track Listing:

01. “Crown Of Electrodes”
02. “OmegaMangler”
03. “9-13”
04. “Toadcrucifier – R.I.P.P.E.R.”
05. “Destroyer”
06. “Mortarhex”
07. “The Rope”
08. “Doomsday Impulse Multiplier”
09. “Moreland St. Hammervortex”

Converge Premiere New Song “Under Duress”, Reveal Details For New Album “The Dusk In Us”

Converge have premiered a new song titled “Under Duress.” This song is from their new album “The Dusk In Us,” which will be released on November 3.

“The Dusk In Us” Track Listing:

01. “A Single Tear”
02. “Eye Of The Quarrel”
03. “Under Duress”
04. “Arkhipov Calm”
05. “I Can Tell You About Pain”
06. “The Dusk In Us”
07. “Wildlife”
08. “Murk & Marrow”
09. “Trigger”
10. “Broken By Light”
11. “Cannibals”
12. “Thousands Of Miles Between Us”
13. “Reptilian”

Primitive Race To Release “Soul Pretender” Album In November Feat. Chuck Mosley (Ex-Faith No More) & Dale Crover (Melvins)

Primitive Race have announced that their new album “Soul Pretender” will be released on November 3. The effort will feature core members Chris Kniker, Erie Loch, and Mark Gemini Thwaite, along with special guests Chuck Mosley (ex-Faith No More) and Dale Crover (Melvins).


Kniker commented:

“Musically, ‘Soul Pretender‘ was a natural progression from the first album. To have Chuck and Dale involved was perfect! They really brought a new vision to the project. Their style is a perfect match with Mark, Erie and myself. This record is more focused and organic. I wanted more of an alternative rock record. Stripped down. Live real drums. There’s space in the record. I didn’t want some overly polished ‘perfect’ record.”

“Soul Pretender” Track Listing:

01. “Row House”
02. “Cry Out”
03. “Cranial Matter”
04. “Take It All”
05. “Bed Six”
06. “Stepping Stone”
07. “Turn It Up”
08. “Soul Pretender”
09. “Nothing To Behold”
10. “Dancing On The Sun”

Sons Of Apollo (Ex-Guns N’ Roses, Ex-Dream Theater, Etc.) Premiere New Song “Signs Of The Time”

Sons Of Apollo, the band featuring vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Journey, etc.), guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (Art Of Anarchy, ex-Guns N’ Roses), bassist Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big, The Winery Dogs), keyboardist Derek Sherinian (ex-Dream Theater, etc.), and drummer Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater, The Winery Dogs), have premiered a new song titled “Signs Of The Time.” This song is from the band’s debut album “Psychotic Symphony,” which will be released on October 20.

Portnoy commented:

“It starts with this heavy, brutal Bumbleriff (initially coined ‘Korntera’), then goes into a cool verse with a two-part vocal melody that I wrote sung by Jeff and myself, which eventually opens up to a HUGE vocal hook in the chorus that Jeff wrote (sung in three-part harmony by Jeff, myself and Bumblefoot).

The middle section riffs are a few things that Derek brought in and show why he is the most BADASS keyboard player in the biz (playing the keys like a guitar player on fire!) and then we have the long extended breakdown and guitar solo which shows why Bumblefoot is one of today’s greatest GUITAR HEROES! This album is going to get him the recognition he truly deserves and this particular guitar solo is one of the tastiest, most insane solos I’ve EVER heard.

So all in all, this song has a little bit of everything that makes Sons Of Apollo so special…great heavy riffs, amazing solos with individual instrumental virtuosity and a big, catchy chorus with more hooks than a tackle box!!

I figured this would be a great ‘first taste’ to introduce the world to this amazing new supergroup…and there’s a whole lot more of different musical styles and twist & turns still to come all throughout the album.”

“Psychotic Symphony” Track Listing:

01. “God Of The Sun”
02. “Coming Home”
03. “Signs Of The Time
04. “Labyrinth”
05. “Alive”
06. “Lost In Oblivion”
07. “Figaro/S Whore”
08. “Divine Addiction”
09. “Opus Maximus”

The Body & Full Of Hell Announce New Collaborative Album “Ascending A Mountain Of Heavy Light”, Stream New Song “Earth Is A Cage”

The Body and Full Of Hell have announced a new collaborative album called “Ascending A Mountain Of Heavy Light.” The effort will be available on November 17, and the first single “Earth Is A Cage” can be found below:

Full Of Hell’s Dylan Walker commented:

“We just felt like we had more to say. For the record, The Body are probably my favorite active band. The first collaboration was a very fun process for everyone and we didn’t feel like we had to strain ourselves to produce material. Their work is inspiring and we really connect as a group. I’m sure that for them, it was as simple as that. They want to create music with people they care about.”

The Body‘s Lee Buford added:

“I don’t really see the collaboration stuff we do as that unusual. I guess if I ever felt like we didn’t have anything to say then I might be wary of putting out so much stuff but there’s different ways of expressing things and this gives us the opportunity to use a different means of expression. Plus, we’re really good friends with Full Of Hell, so it’s a pretty easy decision to work with them.”

“Ascending a Mountain of Heavy Light” Track Listing:

01. “Light Penetrates”
02. “Earth Is A Cage”
03. “The King Laid Bare”
04. “Didn’t The Night End”
05. “Our Love Conducted With Shields Aloft”
06. “Master’s Story”
07. “Farewell, Man”
08. “I Did Not Want To Love You So”

Exhumed Premiere New Song “Defenders Of The Grave”, Reveal Details For New Album “Death Revenge”

Exhumed have premiered a new song titled “Defenders Of The Grave.” This song is from the band’s new album “Death Revenge,” which will be released on October 13.

The press release shined some light on the album’s concept:

“The band’s 6th full-length sees them tread into ambitious new territory with their first concept album; a musical melodrama in thirteen parts based on shocking true events. ‘Death Revenge‘ takes place in the late 1820s in Edinburgh, Scotland and tells the macabre tale of a series of brutal murders where the victims’ cadavers were sold to anatomists, amid a grisly underground trade of grave-robbery.”

Frontman Matt Harvey also added:

“We’re very excited to see this record come out. It’s been a long time since we’ve fucked up your stereos! I think this record has a darker vibe than the last two, with a pretty gnarly tale of grave-robbery, dissection, murder and all sorts of general skullduggery. We dig it and we hope you filthy animals will too.”

“Death Revenge” Track Listing:

01. “Death Revenge Overture”
02. “Defenders Of The Grave”
03. “Lifeless”
04. “Dead End”
05. “Night Work”
06. “Unspeakable”
07. “Gravemakers Of Edinburgh”
08. “The Harrowing”
09. “A Funeral Party”
10. “The Anatomy Act Of 1832”
11. “Incarnadined Hands”
12. “Death Revenge”
13. “Death Revenge Underture” (bonus track)