Myles Kennedy (Alter Bridge) recently performed some acoustic versions of his songs “Get Along” and “In Stride” on HardDrive Radio. You can see footage of that below. Both tracks are from Kennedy’s new album “The Ides Of March,” which will be released on May 14.
AFI have premiered two new songs, “Dulcería” and “Far Too Near.” You can find a video for “Dulcería” and a visualizer for “Far Too Near” below. Both tracks will appear on the band’s new album “Bodies,” which is set to be released on June 11. “Dulcería” was co-written by Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan and Davey Havok says it “suggests, if you spend too much time in the candy store you may end up stuck to the floor.” Jade Puget added:
“Billy and I have a great creative connection when we’re writing together. It was inspiring to work with such a talented and legendary songwriter and ‘Dulcería‘ is a testament to that.”
Wolfgang Van Halen has shared two new songs, “Don’t Back Down” and “Think It Over,” from his Mammoth WVH solo project. You can find an official video for “Don’t Back Down” and a stream of “Think It Over” below. Both tracks will appear on Mammoth WVH’s self-titled debut album, which is set to be released on June 11.
Atreyu have announced that their new album “Baptize” will be released on June 4. With this news, the band have also premiered two new songs, “Warrior” (feat. Blink-182’s Travis Barker) and “Underrated.”
The group said the following about “Warrior”:
“‘Warrior’ is song about persistence and never giving up. We hope this song can be the puzzle piece that helps people realize that we ALL have the capacity for greatness. Sometimes, greatness can exist in the shadows and lives buried under negativity, trauma, or anxiety. ‘Warrior’ is about searching through all of that endless darkness to finally find the sunrise.
When we wrote ‘Warrior,’ the idea to do a big marching drum break came about. We wanted it to feel like a hometown football game. Travis Barker was the perfect person to bring this to life. It’s cool to have him be a part of the song and to perform in a different light than what people may be used to.”
They also added the following about “Underrated”:
“We’ve always had to prove ourselves. We’ve never been handed anything nor have we taken any shortcuts. It’s never been ‘the easy way.’ Over two decades later, we’re still making our mark.”
AFI have premiered two new songs, “Looking Tragic” and “Begging For Trouble.” Both tracks will appear on the band’s new album “Bodies,” which is set to be released on June 11. They will also be available as a limited edition 7 inch on May 28.
Davey Havok said the following about “Looking Tragic”:
“‘Looking Tragic‘ addresses the theme of overstimulation resulting in desensitisation. Melodic and driving, the song came to life quickly and immediately stood out as a track to make bodies, if not sentiments, move.”
Adam Carson added the following about “Begging For Trouble“:
“After years of receiving early versions of songs from Jade and Davey, in forms that span loosely arranged chords and scratch vocal to fully realised demos, I think I have become quite adept at knowing which songs will or will not make the record. ‘Begging For Trouble‘ was green lit, at least in my mind, the moment I heard the vocals come in. To me, the track is a cornerstone of the new record.”
“Bodies” Track Listing:
01. “Twisted Tongues”
02. “Far Too Near”
04. “On Your Back”
05. “Escape From Los Angeles”
06. “Begging For Trouble”
07. “Back From The Flesh”
08. “Looking Tragic”
09. “Death Of The Party”
10. “No Eyes”
11. “Tied To A Tree”
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.