AFI have released two new songs, “Twisted Tongues” and “Escape From Los Angeles.” Both tracks are expected to appear on the band’s upcoming album.
Davey Havok commented:
“As I recall, ‘Twisted Tongues’ came of the ‘Blood’ era and was the first piece of music we explored on the new album. The dreaminess of the music lyrically inspired themes of unforeseen severance. It is a pining song of being set adrift by those who once feigned to share the same anchors.
Los Angeles, like most of my loves, is imbued with a darkness and radiance. Musically, ‘Escape From Los Angeles’ called for my own vantage to this classic theme of the city’s dichotomous allure.”
Jade Puget added:
“Anyone who knows our catalog knows that no two records really sit together. Some sit a little closer, maybe. We do certain things, just by virtue of who we are, that are consistent, but those things come about organically.
Every time we do something, I have to judge it on its own merits. Some fans are going to judge a new album, or a new song, based on what’s come before. But as artists, we can’t do that, because it would only hinder our creativity.”
Fans can purchase a limited edition 7 inch vinyl featuring both songs HERE.
As previously reported, the soundtrack for the recently released video game “Cyberpunk 2077” features a ton of new tracks from various artists including metal acts such as Converge, The Armed, Tomb Mold, and HEALTH. You can stream new songs from those four bands below. Converge’s contribution, “I Won’t Let You Go,” was released under the name “Shattered Void,” The Armed’s contribution, “Night City Aliens,” was released under the name “Homeschool Dropouts,” Tomb Mold’s contribution, “Adaptive Manipulator,” was released under the name “Bacillus”, and HEALTH’s contribution, “Major Crimes,” was released under the name “Window Weather.”
Matt Cameron (Soundgarden, Pearl Jam) and Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters) have launched a new project called Nighttime Boogie Association. The duo have released a deluxe single featuring two tracks titled “Long In The Tooth” and “The Path We’re On.“ A press release offered some more information on those songs:
“‘Long In The Tooth‘ was written by Taylor Hawkins (lyrics) and Matt Cameron (music) and features Cameron on guitar, bass, and drum machine and Hawkins on lead vocal, drum fills, percussion, and keyboards. Matt Cameron wrote the music and lyrics for ‘The Path We’re On‘ and also plays drums, guitar and vocals. Taylor Hawkins performs the drum intro, as well as lead vocals and keyboards. The song also features Buzz Osborne on guitar and Steven McDonald on bass and from ‘fuzz-rock overlords,’ The Melvins.”
Every Time I Die have premiered two new songs, “A Colossal Wreck” and “Desperate Pleasures.” Keith Buckley said the following about those:
“[The tracks are] two sides of the same reactionary coin. While ‘A Colossal Wreck’ looks around at the current state of the world and says ‘life is a punishment and only the worst of us thrive,’ ‘Desperate Pleasures’ takes a more optimistic approach and renounces the nihilistic/accelerationist attitude of the voice that came before. It says that without hope, even in the face of such universal anguish, only death is certain and to give up now when those around us need it most is a treacherous act of pure cowardice. That said, I’m not sure which is worse, being a coward or being a cynic. Probably a coward. At least cynics have a sense of humor.”
Saint Asonia have released a deluxe edition of their latest album “Flawed Design.” This version of the effort is available in digital outlets and it comes with two bonus tracks including “Say Goodbye” and “Weak & Tired.” With this news, the band have also announced a fall 2021 European/UK tour.
10/01 Vladivostok, Russia – Fesko-Kholl
10/03 Novosibirsk, Russia – Loft-Park Podzemka
10/05 Yekaterinburg, Russia – Tele Club
10/07 Samara, Russia – Zvezda Club
10/09 Nizhnij Novgorod, Russia – Milo Concert Hall
10/10 Moscow, Russia – GlavClub Green Concert
10/12 Voronez, Russia – Arena Hall
10/14 Rostov-na-donu, Russia – Krop Arena
10/15 Krasnodar, Russia – Krop Arena
10/17 Saint Petersburg, Russia – Kosmonavt
10/19 Minsk, Belarus – Prime Hall
10/21 Kiev, Ukraine – Atlas
10/23 Tavros, Greece – Fuzz Club
10/26 Bristol, UK – Thekla
10/27 Manchester, UK – Rebellion
10/29 Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
10/30 London, UK – The Garage
11/02 Esch-Sur-Alzette, Luxembourg – Rockhal
11/03 Nijmegen, Netherlands – Doornroosje
11/04 Cologne, Germany – Die Kantine
11/06 Brno, Czech Republic – Fleda Club
11/07 Prague, Czech Republic – Lucerna Music Bar
11/09 Poznań, Poland – Klub U Bazyla
11/10 Berlin, Germany – Columbia Theater
11/11 Hamburg, Germany – Gruenspan
Matt Heafy (Trivium) and YouTuber Jared Dines have released a new collaborative EP titled “Dines X Heafy.” That effort features five tracks including “Dear Anxiety,” “Can We Turn Back Yesterday?,” “Dying At The Sight Of The Rain,” “To Save Me From Myself,” and “We Lost It All.”
“Matt was pre-internet in the way he launched his career, releasing records, playing shows, and signing to a label. “I’m post-internet in the way I launched my career by using YouTube, Facebook, and all of these other video apps. It is interesting to see the crossover though. Matt has done everything traditionally. At the same time, he embraced new technologies instead of shutting them out.
By doing this together, we get to be in both worlds. The EP was recorded in a raw and real manner. So, it has a different element. It would be cool to show everyone it does not matter if you are a guitarist from Instagram or you are in a big band, you can do things together. At the end of the day, the goal is simple — we’re just trying to write good songs and create some cool shit.”
“Streaming actually helped me improve as a singer and as a guitarist, because I’m practicing all day in front of people. The culture is very regimented. However, I have always had that mentality, because my mom is Japanese, and my dad was a marine. Now, it is a combination of three things: streaming, training, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Those practices made me better at what I do and prepared me to jump into something new. I took a very different approach to DINES x HEAFY. It all came very organically without any planning.”
You can find a video for “Dear Anxiety” and streams of the other tracks below:
North Kingsley, the band featuring Shavo Odadjian (System Of A Down), Ray Hawthorne, and Saro Paparian, have released a new EP titled “Vol. 2.” The effort features three songs including “False Idols” (feat. Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA), “Rifle In Thought,” and “Shadowbox.” You can find an official video for “False Idols” below. Hawthorne had the following to say about that track:
“We, as individuals, empower and idolize people who care for their own interests above ours. We need to recognize that. We need to look at things from all angles, and decide on our own what we agree and disagree with. We can’t continue to fall in line with the false idols that we bring upon ourselves. They’re coming from more places than you may think.”
Horse The Band have returned with their first new music in 10 years. The group have released a new EP titled “Your Fault” and it can be streamed below. The effort features the following tracks “A Reason to Live,” “Nogimbus,” and “March Of The Pigs.”
The Network, the new wave band who are believed to be Green Day in disguise, have surprise released a new EP titled “Trans Am.” The effort features four songs including the title track, “Flat Earth,” “Fentanyl,” and “Ivankkka Is A Nazi.” The EP will be followed by the group’s new album, “Money Money 2020 Part II: We Told Ya So!,” which is expected to be released on December 4.