Queensrÿche have announced that their new album, “Digital Noise Alliance,” will be released on October 7. You can find a teaser for that effort below:
Imperial Triumphant will be releasing their new album, “Spirit Of Ecstasy,” on July 22. You can find a video for the effort’s first single, “Maximalist Scream,” below. Notably, that track features Voivod’s Denis “Snake” Bélanger.
“Spirit Of Ecstasy” Track Listing:
01. “Chump Change”
03 “Tower Of Glory, City Of Shame”
04. “Merkurius Gilded”
05. “Death On A Highway”
06. “In The Pleasure Of Their Company”
08. “Maximalist Scream” (feat. Denis “Snake” Bélanger)
The band commented:
“Atmospheres awash with mysterious origins. Sacred rites of passage and formidable knowledge lead to marvels of engineering. Funneling the mass into a finite horizon all roads travel in duality. Blurred is the line between real and illusion as the last scream of truth is destroyed by evil so grotesque. It transforms into a lone rider traveling into the forbidden darkness…”
Pallbearer have officially started the recording process for their new album. The band commented:
“After seemingly endless obstacles, we are equally thrilled and relieved to announce that tracking has begun for our next record at @fellowshiphallsound ⚡️”
The Answer are planning to release a new album in 2023. The effort’s first single is expected to arrive before the band’s December 3 performance at Planet Rockstock in South Wales, UK.
Singer Cormac Neeson commented:
“We’ve been through a lot as a band, we’ve toured the world, made six great records we’re all proud of, given our live shows everything always and done our best to make honest and timeless music that connects with rock fans and music fans in general. After six albums and a lot of road miles, we felt we needed to step back from it all and reset. Whilst that wasn’t an easy decision, with retrospect it possibly he best decision we’ve ever made because the end result is the album we’ve been waiting to make our whole lives… full of good-time rock and roll and positive energy created by four brothers who quite frankly just really missed each other. We’re back and we’re ready to bring our best album ever to you!!”
Cattle Decapitation have officially started the recording process for their new album. The band confirmed the news in the below tweet:
Blind Guardian have revealed the cover art and track listing for their new album “The God Machine.” That effort is tentatively set to be released in September.
“The God Machine” Track Listing:
01. “Deliver Us From Evil”
03. “Secrets Of The American Gods”
04. “Violent Shadows”
05. “Life Beyond The Spheres”
06. “Architects Of Doom”
07. “Let It Be No More”
08. “Blood Of The Elves”
During a new interview with Kyle Meredith, Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian offered a brief update on the band’s new album. According to him, the effort “should” be released in 2023.
Ian said the following while discussing Anthrax’s upcoming tour with Black Label Society and Hatebreed:
“We didn’t get to tour [for our actual 40th anniversary in 2021], so we’re doing the 40th-anniversary tour in our 41st year. [Laughs] Obviously, we couldn’t go out last year and do it when we wanted to, so we’ve got this summer run coming up with BLACK LABEL [SOCIETY] and HATEBREED. And we’re calling that part of our 40th anniversary. We’ve got 40th-anniversary dates in Europe after that, in the fall. And who knows? I like to think this U.S. run with BLACK LABEL is gonna do pretty well, and maybe we get to do a second run of those dates at some point early next year. And then I’m sure next year at some point there should be a [new ANTHRAX] record, depending on when we get in the studio.
So, yeah, it’s all starting to ramp up again. Fingers crossed it all doesn’t get thrown in the garbage. But I’m being very optimistic that things are moving forward and everyone can go back to work — meaning we get to go play shows again. And I’m very excited about that.”
Drain have officially started work on their next album. Vocalist Sammy Ciaramitaro confirmed the news in the below tweet:
During a recent interview with Audio Ink Radio, Sevendust guitarist John Connolly offered an update on the band’s new album. According to him, the group are planning to enter the studio this summer.
Connolly said the following:
“We’re in demo mode right now. We’re gonna hit the studio in the summer. So, yeah, we’re working up as many new demos as we can. We started working with LJ [singer Lajon Witherspoon] [to] get the vocal process going. But, yeah, probably [in] July, August, [we’ll] hit the studio.”
He also added the following about the musical direction of the new material:
“It’s hard to say. It’s sort of very all over the place, in typical SEVENDUST fashion, until we really start to hone in and figure out what’s gonna make it and what’s not. We’re realists at this point. We know all the early stuff that we work on in the demo stage is either gonna be the first single or it’s probably never gonna see the light of day. So some of these songs are just a stepping stone to get to something cooler. It’s always exciting when you’re at this part of the process, ’cause you just don’t know. Sometimes you’ve gotta take a step back and go, ‘Okay, maybe we should listen to some of the stuff that was a couple of months ago’ before you find those special moments. But with everyone sort of diving into the Dropboxes and kind of picking their favorites and stuff like that, I would imagine probably within the next six weeks we’ll have a lot more of a shape and a sound. But, yeah, the vibe is just a big question mark. It’s a big, wide-open canvas right now, which is good, ’cause we’ve got tons of ideas to fill it with, for sure.”
Boris will be releasing a new album, titled “Heavy Rocks,” on August 12. You can find a video for the effort’s first single, “She Is Burning,” below:
“Heavy Rocks” Track Listing:
01. “She Is Burning”
03. “My Name Is Blank”
04. “Blah Blah Blah”
05. “Question 1”
08. “Ghostly Imagination”
10. “(Not) Last Song”
The band commented:
“The world has changed over the last two years. Everyone’s thinking is simpler and pragmatic. Now, it is easier for everyone to grasp what is important to each of us.
We leave it to the future and pass it on. The soul of rock music is constantly evolving. A soul that transcends words and meaning to reach you – instinct, intuition, and fangs.
This is the heavy rock of Boris now.
As we land on our 30th anniversary, Boris continues to evolve, accelerating the latest and universal.
Boris does not lead anyone anywhere.
We just keep showing this attitude.”
In other news, the group have also announced a North American tour:
08/19 Phoenix, AZ Crescent Ballroom (feat. The Body)
08/19-21 Las Vegas, NV – Psycho Las Vegas
08/22 Albuquerque, NM – Sister
08/24 Dallas, TX – Studio at the Factory
08/25 Austin, TX – Empire Garage
08/26 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
08/27 Baton Rouge, LA – Chelsea’s Live (no Nothing)
08/29 Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
08/30 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
08/31 Washington DC – 9:30 Club
09/01 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
09/02 New York, NY – Webster Hall
09/03 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
09/06 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Small’s Theatre
09/07 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
09/08 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom
09/09 Indianapolis, IN – Post. Festival @ The Vogue
09/10 St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall
09/11 Chicago, IL – Metro
09/12 Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line
09/14 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
09/15 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
09/17 Portland, OR – Revolution Hall
09/18 Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
09/24 Mexico City, MEX – House of Vans