Slash Feat. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators To Release New Album “Living The Dream” In September, Announce North American Tour

Slash Feat. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators have announced that they will be releasing their new album “Living The Dream” on September 21. With this news, the group have also announced a North American tour in support of the effort.

Tour Dates:

Sept. 13 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Whisky A Go Go
Sept. 15 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ The Van Buren
Sept. 16 – Del Mar, Calif. @ Kaaboo Del Mar
Sept. 18 – Salt Lake City, Calif. @ The Depot
Sept. 19 – Denver, Colo. @ Fillmore
Sept. 21 – Tulsa, Okla. @ Paradise Cove Margaritaville
Sept. 22 – Thackerville, Okla. @ Winstar
Sept. 24 – Austin, Texas @ Stubbs
Sept. 26 – Houston, Texas @ House of Blues
Sept. 28 – Louisville, Ky. @ Louder Than Life
Sept. 29 – New Buffalo, Mich. @ Four Winds Casino Resort
Oct. 01 – Montclair, N.J. @ Wellmont Theatre
Oct. 02 – Silver Spring, Md. @ Fillmore
Oct. 04 – Rama, Canada @ Casino Rama
Oct. 05 – New York, N.Y. @ Pier 17 at South Street Seaport
Oct. 06 – Uncasville, Conn. @ Mohegan Sun
Oct. 09 – Huntington, N.Y. @ Paramount
Oct. 10 – Philadelphia, Penn. @ Electric Factory
Oct. 11 – Boston, Mass. @ House Of Blues
Oct. 14 – Sacramento, Calif. @ Aftershock


DragonLord (Testament, Etc.) Premiere “Dominion” Lyric Video

DragonLord, the band led by Testament’s Eric Peterson, have premiere a lyric video for the title track of their new album “Dominion.” The effort will be released on September 21. Peterson said the following:

“I’m super stoked for you all to finally hear ‘Dominion’! This song has all the arsenal to engage any metal appetite! From the first drum cannon-walloping performed by [Trivium’s] Alex Bent, to the melodic discorded sounds of my guitars and haunting choirs performed by Celtic singer Leah, entering in my lyrical blackened satanic tongue followed by unholy orchestrated strings and violas performed by [Psypheria’s Lyle] Livingston — this song has it all! A beautiful, violent storm whirls your way! Breaking down to two old-school-influenced guitar solos voiced before and after some cleaner melodic singing, only to be sucked back into the vortex… Enjoy!”

“Dominion” Track Listing:

01. “Entrance”
02. “Dominion”
03. “Ominous Premonition”
04. “Lamia”
05. “Love Of The Damned”
06. “Northlanders”
07. “The Discord Of Melkor”
08. “Serpents Of Fire”

BAEST Premiere “Crosswhore” Music Video

BAEST have premiered a new video for their song “Crosswhore.” This track is from the band’s new album “Danse Macabre,” which will be released on August 17. The group commented:

“Some of you out there might already know ‘Crosswhore’ since we already put out that track ourselves a while ago. Now, to properly introduce us to Century Media’s audience, we proudly present you the album version and are excited to kick off the presale for our debut Danse Macabre. If you want death metal, Baest will make sure, you’ll get it!”

“Danse Macabre” Track Listing:

01. “Crosswhore”
02. “Hecatomb”
03. “Danse Macabre”
04. “Atra Mors”
05. “Messe Macabre”
06. “Ritual”
07. “Vortex”
08. “Ego Te Absolvo”

Crossfaith To Release New Album “Ex_Machina” In August

Crossfaith have announced that their new album “Ex_Machina” will be released on August 3. According to a press release, the effort is “a concept album set in an alternative near future in which the ruling class, known as Angels, maintain their world through artificial intelligence and other technology, which dehumanises people and effectively turns them into drones — as explained in the opening title track, ‘Deus Ex Machina’.” It goes on to say “the other 12 songs featured on the album represent the voice of the resistance — in the form of underdogs known as Demons.” If you missed it, the first single “The Perfect Nightmare” can be found HERE.

“Ex_Machina” Track Listing:

01. “Deus Ex Machina”
02. “Catastrophe”
03. “The Perfect Nightmare”
04. “Destroy” (feat. Ho99o9)
05. “Freedom” (feat. Enter Shikari’s Rou Reynolds)
06. “Make A Move”
07. “Lost In You”
08. “Wipeout”
09. “Milestone”
10. “Eden In The Rain”
11. “Twin Shadows”
12. “Daybreak”
13. “Faint” (feat. Coldrain’s Masato)

Vocalist Kenta “Ken” Koie commented:

“After we released our last album ‘Xeno’, we were thinking about what the next theme is for us. We decided on ‘awake the individuality,’ because we’re always trying to make new things and that’s a big part of the band’s attitude.

“This album is a grave warning for our future. I hope you guys listen to this and think about what the meaning of this album is for you and feel how you feel through this album and start something for your future.”

“There’s no particular religious message. In order to explore the dualism of humans, we decided to include angels and demons, which are opposing elements just like fire and water.”

“Angels aren’t necessarily good and demons aren’t necessarily bad. The most important theme is that we should never stop questioning the world around us.”

The Black Queen (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Etc.) To Release New Album “Infinite Games” In September

The Black Queen, the electronic project featuring Greg Puciato (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Killer Be Killed), Joshua Eustis (Telefon Tel Aviv), and Alexander Ryan (Nine Inch Nails/A Perfect Circle technician), have announced that their new album “Infinite Games“ will be available on September 28. The effort will be released through the band’s own label Federal Prisoner, and a teaser for it can be seen below:

Puciato said the following about the label:

“Federal Prisoner won’t function like a typical label. It’s an expression of passion and individualism in a way that opens more doors for us to create and to own what we create with minimal compromise. It’s as much an act of refusal as it is a statement of intent.

We won’t be working within the current industry blueprint of premieres, ‘instant grat tracks’ or any of that nonsense. We’re concentrating on the music, videography and packaging, an aural and visual experience. It’s exciting to create our own path.”

He also added the following about the album:

“There’s less uncertainty and more confidence. I’m speaking both about the artistic and business aspect of creating and releasing an album. As for what’s changed with Infinite Games, I think it feels more conceptual as an album.

It’s less a collection of songs and more about the front to back listen. Probably because it wasn’t compiled over a four-year span of time like the last one. This one is actually hookier but more insidious, it’s a more delicate record.”

“Infinite Games” Track Listing:

01. “Even Still I Want To”
02. “Thrown Into The Dark”
03. “No Accusations”
04. “Your Move”
05. “Lies About You”
06. “Impossible Condition”
07. “Spatial Boundaries”
08. “100 To Zero”
09. “Porcelain Veins”
10. “One Edge Of Two”

Napalm Death, Anaal Nathrakh, Etc. Members Launch New Project Born To Murder The World

Shane Embury (Napalm Death, Brujeria, etc.), Mick Kenney (Anaal Nathrakh, Mistress) and Duncan Wilkins (Fukpig, Mistress) have joined forces in a new band called Born To Murder The World. That group’s debut album “The Infinite Mirror Of Millennial Narcissism” will be released on August 24 through Embury‘s own Extrinsic Recordings, and their first single “Brutality Alchemist” can be found below:

Embury told Decibel the following:

“Born To Murder The World is a project that myself and Mick Kenney of Anaal Nathrakh have had recorded for some time now. We have been friends for decades and when two likeminded maniacs get together to record a project, something nasty is bound to happen. I suppose we just needed a good excuse for the record to be unleashed.

To me, it was the perfect opportunity with the start of my label Extrinsic Recordings to just do that. The track ‘Brutality Alchemist’ was the first track we came up with together and is a good mixture of the what the album is all about—it seems the ideal track to introduce the album with.

As anyone who follows me or my bands would know, I love all forms of music and love making projects and collaborations to the point I guess I am a bit obsessive about it all, and for some time now I have wanted to get into recording and composing atmospheric albums/soundtrack-type recordings and, well, whatever weird and wacky ideas that come to mind.

I have a long list of stuff I want to achieve personally and Extrinsic Recordings is a way for me to do that. I’m very excited about it all and hope to make some interesting albums over the next few years… Stay tuned!”

“The Infinite Mirror Of Millennial Narcissism” Track Listing:

01. “When The Heart Is Violated”
02. “Brutality Alchemist”
03. “Genesis Misconception”
04. “The Virus Within Us All”
05. “As He Creates So He Destroys”
06. “Penetrate The Descent”
07. “The Death of Dreams”
08. “Poisoning Purity”
09. “Negative Plague”
10. “Corruption Feeds Deception”
11. “Tiyanak”
12. “How Barren Is Life Without Sin”

SUMAC To Release New Album “Love In Shadow” In September

SUMAC have announced that they will be releasing their new album “Love In Shadow” on September 21. The effort was recorded at Robert Lang Studios in Shoreline, WA and it was produced and mixed by Converge‘s Kurt Ballou. Aaron Turner commented:

“Since many of the surface level aspects of our being are often used as divisive tools to separate/alienate us from one another, the intent here is reveal that at our base level all humans desire and need to be loved and accepted for who they are, for just being.”

“Love In Shadow” Track Listing:

01. “The Task”
02. “Attis’ Blade”
03. “Arcing Silver”
04. “Ecstasy Of Unbecoming”