Serj Tankian (System Of A Down) Shares New Track “Rasputin”

Serj Tankian (System Of A Down) has shared a new track called “Rasputin.” This song will appear on the frontman’s next release “Cinematique,” which will be available on August 6. That effort will feature 25 cinematic compositions and it will be split into two parts, with one being classical compositions (“Illuminate”) and one being modern compositions (“Violent Violins”). “Rasputin” will be featured as part of “Violent Violins.”

Rivers Of Nihil To Release New Album “The Work” In September, Premiere “Clean” Music Video

Rivers Of Nihil have officially revealed the details for their new album “The Work.” The effort will be released on September 24 and it will feature several guests including: Black Crown Initiate vocalist James Dorton, who is featured on “Episode,“ Grant McFarland, who contributed cello to “The Void From Which No Sound Escapes,“ Zach Strouse, who contributed saxophone to several tracks, and Stephan Lopez, who contributed field recordings to the record. A video for the effort’s first single, “Clean,” can be found below along with the cover art and track listing:

“The Work” Track Listing:

01. “The Tower (Theme From “The Work”)”
02. “Dreaming Black Clockwork”
03. “Wait”
04. “Focus”
05. “Clean”
06. “The Void From Which No Sound Escapes”
07. “MORE?”
08. “Tower 2”
09. “Episode”
10. “Maybe One Day”
11. “Terrestria IV: Work”

Adam Biggs commented:

“What does life all really boil down to in the end? You can be lovey-dovey about the good times, and savor the sweetness that life sometimes provides, but beneath everything is work, struggle, someone is always getting a raw deal, someone’s always sweating it out in the mines somewhere so you can enjoy your diamonds.

This has always proved true in everything I’ve ever done in life. Most people reading this know me as a member of a successful band, but beneath it is constant work. Physical, emotional, spiritual work. All the time. Every day.

And I know that it’s like this across the board for just about anyone in at least some capacity, so I figured this subject would be relatable to a lot of people.

We always just sort of do this thing and it grows. I guess that could change at some point. But thinking about things that way doesn’t seem to get me anywhere either. Better to focus on the work in front of us, as it turns out. If we’ve learned anything for certain in the last year or so, it’s that the future can be murky, we’re not really owed anything, and it can all be taken away any second. But for now, we press on.”

Reaping Asmodeia Premiere “False Awakening” Video

Reaping Asmodeia have premiered a new video for their new song “False Awakening.” This track is from the band’s new album “Darkened Infinity,” which will be released on October 15.

The group commented:

“It seems surreal at this point to finally be sharing our new album with all of you, but today we begin to do just that. We feel that ‘False Awakening’ is a perfect way to begin to illustrate what we have constructed with Darkened Infinity.

The darkness and intensity in this song and video bears a reflection of how vile our own actions can get lost in cognitive distortion, a theme and tone present throughout the album. A false awakening is an out of body experience that happens when you wake up from a dream only to realize that you’re still sleeping, superseding with a new perception and path in consciousness that takes shape when you are able to step outside of yourself.”

“Darkened Infinity” Track Listing:

01. “Parasight”
02. “Epoch of Choler”
03. “False Awakening”
04. “Lamentations”
05. “Simulacra”
06. “Terpsichorean Flume”
07. “Dreamcaster
08. “The Forge of Moira”
09. “Switching Shadows”
10. “Oneironautic Oblivion”
11. “Aberration”
12. “The Consequence of Being”

Signs Of The Swarm Premiere Music Video For New Song “Hollow Prison” Featuring Despised Icon’s Alex Erian

Signs Of The Swarm have premiered a new video for their new song “Hollow Prison.” This track features Despised Icon’s Alex Erian and it will appear on the band’s new album “Absolvere,“ which is set to be released on September 24.

Signs Of The Swarm’s David Simonich commented:

“‘Hollow Prison’ is one of our collective favourites on the album. It brings together all the key elements of Signs of the Swarm, while expanding to complement Alex Erian’s vocal style and delivery. That’s not to say this is Despised Icon worship, though all deathcore kind of is in a way, rather we siphon that through what makes us who we are. It’s one of the moshiest songs we have.

Lyrically, it talks about being captive in our mortal shell, awaiting the inevitability of death as repetition slowly eats us away. Add the cycle of despair to ‘death and taxes.’ It’s a challenge to everyone to break that cycle and transcend disillusionment.”

Erian added:

“I said yes as soon as I heard the song, and I don’t agree to features often – especially these days. Despised Icon was on a break due to lockdown, things at work were also on hold, and I was spending way too much time home alone. Collaborating on this track with David and the boys was my outlet. I hope you dig it. Signs of the Swarm are the future of deathcore in my book.”

Mudvayne’s Chad Gray & Ra’s Sahaj Ticotin To Guest On New A Killer’s Confession Song “Tell Your Soul”

Mudvayne’s Chad Gray and Ra’s Sahaj Ticotin will be guesting on a new A Killer’s Confession song titled “Tell Your Soul.” The track will debut on Sirius XM’s Octane on August 5. A music video will also premiere on August 6.

A Killer’s Confession frontman Waylon Reavis (ex-Mushroomhead) commented:

“This song was an amazing collaboration between Sahaj Ticotin, Chad Gray, and myself. It was an honor to work with such true professional artists on such a powerful song. I hope everyone can feel the raw emotion and are moved just like I am when they listen. This song is about forgiveness and acceptance of one’s own shortcomings. I want to thank Chad and Sahaj for being such great friends and recording this song with me. Wombat absolutely crushed this video. Amazing talent all the way around!”

Gray added:

“Waylon has wanted to do a song with me for a very long time, and earlier this year, we tried, but the song just didn’t fit either one of us. So we went back to the drawing board with Sahaj Ticotin. The song really spoke to me, so we went for it. Everything just seems to fall into place. I’m really excited about this release. My boy Wombat absolutely killed the video. I’m stoked for this song to drop. It’s a nice prelude to some more solo stuff I have on the way. I can’t wait for you all to hear this. Enjoy.”

Lindsay Schoolcraft And Gaia Guarda Team Up For New Song “I Didn’t Break”

Lindsay Schoolcraft (ex-Cradle of Filth) and Gaia Guarda have joined forces for a new song titled “I Didn’t Break.” That track is from the new “C² Underground Music Special” compilation, which will be available on September 17. Guarda told Outburn the following:

“‘I Didn’t Break’ was born in the depths of the uncertainty of 2020 by two stubborn musicians that decided to do a collaboration, even though they had no access to the studio due to the pandemic restrictions. I learned to record in my bathtub, and give a second life to a pantyhose that I had lying around as a pop filter. The fact that the production was such a big challenge makes the song even more special to us. We hope you like it as much as we do! And I do recommend that listen to it while taking a bath, so you can imagine my homemade setup!”

All Good Things Premiere New Song “The Comeback” Featuring Craig Mabbitt (Escape The Fate)

All Good Things have premiered a new song titled “The Comeback.” This track features Craig Mabbitt (Escape The Fate) and it will appear on the band’s new album “A Hope In Hell,” which is set to be released on August 20.

All Good Things commented:

“We wrote this song on the plane on the way back from New York when Better Noise offered us a record deal. There was a mix of emotions for us: we were super excited at being able to take our music to the next level with a record label and at the same time, devastating wildfires were destroying much of California and people were losing their homes and everything they owned. The song is about finding a new path when you think all your options are shot, but also it’s about coming together and rebuilding from the ashes.”

Mabbitt added:

“I love working on music. I love hearing new music. I love singing new songs. It’s always flattering to be invited into someone else’s creative vision. I’ve recently become an All Good Things fan because I think they’re doing something really cool, and it’s just an added bonus that we are label family.”

“A Hope In Hell” Track Listing:

01. “Kingdom”
02. “Hold On”
03. “For The Glory” (feat. Hollywood Undead’s Johnny 3 Tears and Charlie Scene)
04. “Sirens”
05. “Do It Now” (feat. Hyro the Hero)
06. “Push Me Down”
07. “Machines”
08. “Undefeated”
09. “Lights Out”
10. “The Comeback” (feat. Escape The Fate’s Craig Mabbitt)
11. “Four Letter Words”
12. “End Of The World”
13. “A Hope In Hell”

[via Loudwire]

The Raven Age Premiere New Song “No Man’s Land”

The Raven Age have premiered a new song titled “No Man’s Land.” This track is from their new album “Exile,” which will be released on September 17. That effort will feature two new songs along with various reimagined and live tracks.

George Harris said the following about the new song:

“‘No Man’s Land’ is a song reflective of the mental state I was in when everything hit at the start of 2020. The band had a huge couple of years touring wise and had built up so much momentum, the morale in the camp was higher than ever before. Our last gig of 2019 was at the London O2 arena alongside Alter Bridge and Shinedown, so to go from those heights to nothing was devastating for us. We’re at the stage in our careers where we rely on that momentum and buzz to keep us reaching forward and to have the rug pulled from underneath us left us in a state of limbo where we suddenly didn’t know if everything we’d built so far and worked so hard for was all for nothing.”

Matt James also added the following about the new record:

“The concept for ‘Exile’ is something we had been toying with for a while. We had done alternate acoustic style versions of songs before and the response was so positive it made us think about doing a whole album this way! Obviously, The Raven Age is first and foremost a metal band but due to the melodic nature of our songs they can lend themselves to this kind of treatment. We were pleasantly surprised how great so many of the songs sounded stripped back to their bare bones. Each reimagined song has now taken on a new life of its own and gives the listener a completely different perspective from them. The two new tracks ‘Wait For Me’ and ‘No Man’s Land’ were a homage to this project’s concept and we hope it shows people the band’s versatility and different dimensions. ‘Exile’ is a passion project for our fans in between albums and with the current climate of the planet, it gave us the perfect excuse to roll with it!”