Big Scenic Nowhere (Fu Manchu, Etc.) Stream New Album “Vision Beyond Horizon”

Big Scenic Nowhere (Fu Manchu, Yawning Man, etc.) are streaming their debut album “Vision Beyond Horizon” in full. That effort will be released on January 31.

[via The Obelisk]

Blackguard Stream New Album “Storm”

Blackguard are streaming their new album “Storm” in full. That effort will officially be released on January 3. It’s also worth noting that a number of guests are featured on the record including Kittie’s Morgan Lander, Cradle Of Filth‘s Lindsay Schoolcraft, and Scar Symmetry‘s Per Nilsson.

Bring Me The Horizon Surprise Release New Album

Bring Me The Horizon have surprise released a new album titled “Music to listen to~dance to~blaze to~pray to~feed to~sleep to~talk to~grind to~trip to~breathe to~help to~hurt to~scroll to~roll to~love to~hate to~learn Too~plot to~play to~be to~feel to~breed to~sweat to~dream to~hide to~live to~die to~GO TO.“ You can check that out below:

Track Listing:

01. “Steal Something”
02. “Candy Truck / You Expected: LAB Your Result: Green”
03 “A Devastating Liberation”
04. “¿” (feat. Halsey)
05. “Underground Big {HEADFULOFHYENA}” (feat. BEXEY & Lotus Eater)
06 . “Like Seeing Spiders Running Riot On Your Lover’s Grave” (feat. Happyalone.)
07. “Dead Dolphin Sounds ‘aid brain growth in unborn child’ Virtual Therapy / Nature Healing 2 Hours” (feat. Toriel)
08. “±ªþ³§” (feat. Yonaka)

The Acacia Strain Release New Album “It Comes In Waves”

The Acacia Strain have digitally released a new album titled “It Comes In Waves.” You can stream that below. Physical copies of the effort can be pre-ordered HERE and they are expected to ship in February.

“It Comes In Waves” Track Listing:

01. “Our”
02. “Only”
03. “Sin”
04. “Was”
05. “Giving”
06. “Them”
07. “Names”

Vincent Bennett told Decibel that the record is essentially one song divided into seven parts. He also added the following about its concept:

“The main concept is that humans have believed in deities and gods and angels and demons and all of these otherworldly, infallible beings since the beginning of humanity. They all, throughout cultures, throughout time, throughout everything, they all have commonalities, they all have this feeling of leadership, of manipulation, of humans always follow whatever these deities say and they’re known to be all-knowing, all-powerful and, like I said before, infallible. The concept of this album is although all of these cultures have different gods, what if it’s all the same “gods” that have been, throughout history, manipulating and shaping humanity?

I’m not saying they’re aliens, but I’m saying they’re inter-dimensional beings that have a personality and have kind of just been manipulating humanity since the beginning. They’ve been around forever. We haven’t and they saw us as an opportunity to have a little fun.

That’s basically what the album is about. It’s about this idea of gods actually being not only real but also physical beings that are just having their way with us at our expense, just so they can have something to do.”

He also revealed that another album will follow in 2020:

“We wrote and recorded two albums last year. We recorded this one…. we’re still on Rise Records. We recorded this album first, from April to June, then we went on tour, we got home, we went to Iowa and we recorded another record for Rise Records. It was a very stressful year when it came to music and I don’t think anybody in my band wants to write a record for another ten years because we just did two pretty much back to back.

We will be supporting this record but our next record is going to get announced I think very soon and the first part of it is going to be support on this Rotting Out tour. It’s a lot for people to take in but I think nowadays you need to keep people interested and you need to keep music going. You need to make people understand that you’re not done. You’re not going away. You need to keep it creative so with this record, ‘It Comes in Waves‘, we did our very off brand—I don’t even want to say off brand because I don’t think we have a brand. We try to do something different every record while still keeping it comfortable.

This was our outside-the-box record and our next one is less experimental I want to say. I don’t think people are going to expect for us, one, to come up with two records so close together but for us to come out with a record that sounds like this one does. At the same time, after hearing ‘It Comes in Waves‘, I think people are going to be like ‘OK, this band can do different things.’

In 2020, we’ll be a band for 19 years. To keep it going without putting the same record out over and over again, we’ll have to do something like ‘It Comes in Waves‘ and after that, see where it goes. Because we wrote these records so close together, it kind of bleeds over and it bleeds over in a way that you’ll be able to tell they were written around the same time. But at the same time, you’ll say ‘OK, this is progression, I get it and I’m really happy to hear this band doing something different.’ I hope it comes across as different. I don’t read reviews, but I hope when the reviews come in, it’s not just ‘Oh, well it’s another Acacia Strain record. This is what we expected!”

We want people to go, ‘They did an OK job at moving forward.’”

Abigail Williams Stream New Album “Walk Beyond The Dark”

Abigail Williams are streaming their new album “Walk Beyond The Dark” in full via Revolver. That effort will officially be released tomorrow (November 15).

Ken Sorceron commented:

“Musically, it’s like the ending of one journey and the start of the next. I feel like I was able to take the entire history of the band, all the different sounds and styles we’ve experimented with over the years, combine it all into this grand mixture with new twists and turns, and take it to the next level. Even with it serving as a monument of sorts to everything the band has done before, it’s not about the past, though.

It’s about closing a chapter and looking forward to what comes next, pushing onward and seeing where we go from here. Anyone who follows the band knows I’ve always done what’s been in my heart, I’m always exploring new things and writing with what’s in my head at that time rather than feeling beholden to anything that came before, and this serves as a stepping stone to leap into the unknown.”

You can also find a track-by-track breakdown over at Revolver as well.