Deftones Stream New Album “Ohms” With A “Visual Tracklist”

Deftones have officially released their new album “Ohms.” Fans can now stream the record in full through a “visual tracklist” on deftones.com.

Fuck The Facts Premiere “Pleine Noirceur” Video

Fuck The Facts have premiered a new video for their new single “Pleine Noirceur.” This song is the title track of the band’s new album, which will be released on November 20. The group commented:

“We took a long break before working on this album, I feel like it’s a collection of bits and pieces; old and new, short and long. It’s us working back into the groove, just in time for a pandemic. This album also could have easily been 3 EPs, you really have to listen to the whole thing in order to fully enjoy it. It opens the door for what is next.”

“Pleine Noirceur” Track Listing:

01. “Doubt, Fear, Neglect”
02. “Ailleurs”
03. “Pleine Noirceur”
04. “Aube”
05. “Sans Lumière”
06. “Sans Racines”
07. “Everything I Love Is Ending”
08. “A Dying Light”
09. “Dropping Like Flies”
10. “L’abandon”
11. “An Ending”
12. “_cide”

[via Metal Injection]

Whitechapel To Enter The Studio This Week To Work On New Album

It looks like Whitechapel will be entering the studio this week to work on their new album. Guitarist Alex Wade recently confirmed the news during an appearance on Knotfest.com‘s “Mosh Talks With Beez.”

Wade said the following while discussing the ongoing coronavirus pandemic:

“I definitely feel like we got kind of cut short as far as the album cycle for ‘The Valley’ goes. But we’re trying to make the best of it that we can. We had a lot of killer tours and everything lined up this year. But it is what it is, and we just kind of have to roll with the punches.

We made the best of a bad situation, and we ended up writing another album. So we’re gonna be going into the studio this week, actually, and we’re gonna start production on that. I think, truly, if we would have ended up going on all those tours that we wouldn’t have had the time to dedicate to making the best album possible, but since we were all sitting at home on our ass, we were able to make a really killer record.”

Wade also added the following about Phil Bozeman’s increased use of clean vocals on the group’s latest album “The Valley” and how it will influence the new music:

“I definitely feel like ‘The Valley’ opened up kind of like a floodgate of options for us to be creative and new avenues that we can explore, so there’s definitely gonna be quite a bit of that on the new record. But no worries — there’s still gonna be tons of heavy material, classic kind of Whitechapel sounds.

I think that’s what’s great about the point that we’re at in our career, is that not only can we kind of recreate those old sounds to keep the die-hard fans happy, but we can also venture into newer sounds that can potentially put us in front of a newer audience.”

He continued:

“Whatever we do, we always to make sure that it comes from a genuine place. We never want to write something that feels forced. Like, if we write something and it’s just not really fitting the vibe of what we’re going for, we have no problem scratching it. We’re not the type of band to try to create a sound like that to just try to get bigger, or something like that. For us, it was a very natural progression.

Obviously, in the music that we’re creating, you can hear heavy influences of Tool and A Perfect Circle and stuff like that, which, those have been Phil’s favorite bands since he was 14 or probably even younger. It’s not like we’re just coming out of the woodwork with this sound, saying, like, ‘Oh, this is our new sound.’ This is definitely something that we’ve been interested in for quite a while, so it’s good to see us kind of bring it to fruition.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Massacre Confirm New Lineup

Massacre have officially announced their lineup. The band now consists of vocalist Kam Lee, bassist Michael Borders, guitarist Rogga Johansson, guitarist Jonny Pettersson, guitarist Scott Fairfax, and drummer Brynjar Helgeton. This news comes after the band recently parted ways with drummer Jeramie Kling and guitarist Taylor Nordberg. Borders issued the following statement:

“WHO IS READY FOR REAL OLD SCHOOL DEATH METAL!!!? We promised you new MASSACRE music and we are not going to let you down!! Despite recent setbacks, plans for a new MASSACRE album are still moving full speed ahead and with all guns blazing! The current lineup of legendary Kam Lee and original bassist Michael Borders have been joined by Rogga Johansson (Paganizer), Jonny Pettersson (Gods Forsaken, Wombbath, Henry Kane), Scott Fairfax (Memoriam, and As The World Dies), and drummer Brynjar Helgeton!! Prepare for the raw, uncompromising sound you expect from Massacre!! #deathmetal #oldschooldeathmetal”

Svalbard Find New Label Home

Svalbard have confirmed that Church Road Records will now be handlining the UK release of their new album “When I Die, Will I Get Better?” (out September 25). This news comes after the band parted ways with Holy Roar Records due to the rape, etc. allegations against the label’s founder Alex Fitzpatrick. Fitpatrick denied the accusations, but many artists and employees have now distanced themselves from the label, including manager Justine Jones (Employed To Serve), who has since launched Church Road Records.

Svalbard commented:

“We are very happy to announce that we will now release “When I Die, Will I Get Better?” via Church Road Records – the new venture of former Holy Roar label manager, Justine Jones.

The release date remains 25th September and pre-orders are now available from svalbard.bandcamp.com and https://linktr.ee/churchroadrecords

Translation Loss Records will release the album in North America and Tokyo Jupiter Records will release the album in Japan, neither label having any affiliation to Holy Roar so all aspects of their release remain unchanged.

We are fortunate to have worked with Justine for many years, her passion, dedication and label knowledge has been instrumental in our growth as a band. She’s a person in the music industry who genuinely cares. We are proud to be releasing this record on Church Road Records.

Justine is doing everything she can to keep the release on track, however please be patient if minor delays occur along the way or if things continue to appear online under the Holy Roar label during the transition period – we will keep everyone informed via our socials of all developments.

We will be donating a portion of each record sale through Church Road to RapeCrisis England & Wales. We have chosen to support this charity as their centres, helplines and campaign for change against sexual assault are so desperately needed.
Thank you for being understanding, supportive and patient – and to Justine and Sammy at Church Road Records for all their hard work ensuring our album still gets released.

(In the interest of complete transparency, the stock that Through Love Rec, EVIL GREED and ourselves are selling was manufactured by Holy Roar and purchased from the label at cost price but will have the logo stickered over. If we did not use this stock we would have to delay the album until next year, the already pressed CDs and LPs would have to be destroyed which would be terrible for the environment and could have ended up costing us thousands of pounds. We hope you agree that this is the best course of action to help us move forward without hindrance.)”

[via The PRP]

Frank Bello (Anthrax) Working On Solo Album

During a recent appearance on Todd Kerns’ video podcast, Frank Bello (Anthrax) revealed that he is working on a new solo album. According to him, the material will “be rock and roll with a heavier edge to it.”

Bello said the following:

“Just before COVID hit, I was actually gonna go and record a couple of songs with a producer. And COVID hit, and I kind of backed out. It really hit New York in January and February. I had studio time booked and we were gonna do it, and long story short, I just felt weird. All the musicians involved, we all just decided, ‘You know what? Let’s hold this until we’re a little more clear about what’s going on.'”

“I had some great, great players play on it. And it’s even better now, because I can even write more right now. So let it simmer.”

He also added the following about the musical direction:

“It’s funny, because it’s sounding a lot like ALTITUDES & ATTITUDE [Bello’s side project with MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson]. It is more in that vein — heavy rock and roll… I grew up on this stuff. It’ll be rock and roll with a heavier edge to it, and that’s fine, ’cause that’s what I’m into.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Sodom Reveal Details For New Album “Genesis XIX”

Sodom have officially revealed the details for their new album “Genesis XIX.” The effort will be released on November 27 and the cover art and track listing can be found below:

“Genesis XIX” Track Listing:

01. “Blind Superstition”
02. “Sodom & Gomorrah”
03. “Euthanasia”
04. “Genesis XIX”
05. “Nicht Mehr Mein Land”
06. “Glock N’ Roll”
07. “The Harponeer”
08. “Dehumanized”
09. “Occult Perpetrator”
10. “Waldo & Pigpen”
11. “Indoctrination”
12. “Friendly Fire“

Smashing Pumpkins To Release New Double Album “Cyr” In November

Smashing Pumpkins will be releasing a new double album titled “Cyr” on November 27. Pre-orders for that effort can be found HERE. Billy Corgan commented:

“‘Cyr’ is dystopic folly, one soul against the world sort of stuff, set against a backdrop of shifting loyalties and sped up time. To me it stands as both hopeful and dismissive of what is and isn’t possible with faith.”

“Cyr” Track Listing:

01. “The Color Of Love”
02. “Confessions Of A Dopamine Addict”
03. “Cyr”
04. “Dulcet In E”
05. “Wrath”
06. “Ramona”
07. “Anno Satana”
08. “Birch Grove”
09. “Wyttch”
10. “Starrcraft”
11. “Purple Blood”
12. “Save Your Tears”
13. “Telegenix”
14. “Black Forest, Black Hills”
15. “Adrennalynne”
16. “Haunted”
17. “The Hidden Sun”
18. “Schaudenfreud”
19. “Tyger, Tyger”
20. “Minerva”

If you missed them, you can find the album’s first two singles, “Cyr” and “The Color Of Love,” HERE. In other news, Smashing Pumpkins have also announced a new five-part animated series titled “In Ashes.” The first two episodes, “As The Crow Flies” and “Inspirations, Aspirations,” will be released on September 25. For now, you can find a trailer for the series below: