Jake Bowen (Periphery) has shared the title track of his new album “The Daily Sun.” That effort will be released on October 1. Bowen commented:
“‘The Daily Sun‘ is the first piece of music I completed for my upcoming record. This track stands out to me because it’s a leap forward in sound design and arrangement. As I return to my solo project after a seven-year lag, I realize that whatever I release has to be the most honest representation of where I am musically, and I feel this track is just that.”
“The Daily Sun” Track Listing:
01. “The Daily Sun”
03. “Burnt Saguaro”
04. “Say Nothing” (feat. Abbi Press)
05. “I Am Error” (feat. Good Tiger’s Elliot Coleman)
06. “Mirage” (feat. Matt Lange)
08. “Bone Wizard”
Periphery guitarist Misha Mansoor has shared a finalized version of “Far Too High” from his Bulb project. That track is from Bulb’s new album “Moderately Fast, Adequately Furious,” which will be released on July 16. Mansoor commented:
“Hey everyone, this is the last track we are putting out before the album comes out next Friday! Some of you may recognize this collaboration with my brother Axel Mansoor from my Youtube channel. This final and official version is available to stream everywhere! Despite the changes being relatively small, I’m quite happy with and proud of this version, and I do hope you enjoy it too. Do you guys think my brother and I should collaborate more? If so what style should it be?”
Periphery guitarist Misha Mansoor has shared a new song, titled “Upload Apathy,” from his Bulb project. That track is from Bulb’s new album “Moderately Fast, Adequately Furious,” which will be released on July 16.
“The first of two electronic songs that bring in the last section of the album. I have been playing around more and more with electronic stuff. I have always loved it and have been fascinated by it. But as evidenced by the Electronic Bulb Archive, I really didn’t have much skill, especially when it came to mixing or sound design.
The Four Seconds Ago album that I did with Jake, aside from being a ton of fun to work on, was also a learning experience and a concerted effort to try to work on those aspects. This song was actually written after Download Happiness, which is the track that follows, but I enjoyed exploring a similar vibe to that song with a twist.
If Download Happiness is more straightforward, this is a bit more about experimenting with odd rhythms and syncopation in a similar context. Of course these two songs share some themes, most notably the top line that appears in both. Fun Fact: This song features a good mixture of analog synths and digital synths in the box.
The analog synths were captured as they were recorded. So if I wanted something to be slightly tweaked, I’d have to do another pass, meaning you really commit to what you put down. I kinda like that.”
Sepultura will be releasing a new compilation album titled “SepulQuarta” on August 13. The effort will feature various quarantine performances that were recorded for their series of the same name. Andreas Kisser commented:
“‘SepulQuarta‘ was born at the very beginning of the pandemic when everything was halted. We had a new album out, but we couldn’t tour for it. Therefore, we created this recurring event where we could talk with our fans around the world, play our music and exchange ideas, it was a blast! SepulQuarta kept us alive and strong throughout one of the most difficult times in human history.”
“SepulQuarta” Track Listing:
01. “Territory” (feat. ex-Megadeth bassist David Ellefson)
02. “Cut-Throat” (feat. Anthrax’s Scott Ian)
03. “Sepulnation” (feat. Danko Jones)
04. “Inner Self” (feat. Sacred Reich’s Phil Rind)
05. “Hatred Aside” (feat. Hatefulmurder’s Angélica Burns, Torture Squad’s Mayara Puertas & Crypta’s Fernanda Lira)
06. “Mask” (feat. Devin Townsend)
07. “Fear, Pain, Chaos, Suffering” (feat. Far From Alaska’s Emmily Barreto)
08. “Vandals Nest” (feat. Testament’s Alex Skolnick)
09. “Slave New World” (feat. Trivium’s Matt Heafy)
10. “Ratamahatta” (feat. Os Paralamas do Sucesso’s Joao Barone & ex-Titãs drummer Charles Gavin)
11. “Apes Of God” (feat. Death Angel’s Rob Cavestany)
12. “Phantom Self” (feat. Periphery’s Mark Holcomb)
13. “Slaves Of Pain” (feat. Kreator’s Fred Leclercq & Korzus’ Marcello Pompeu)
14. “Kaiowas” (feat. Angra’s Rafael Bittencourt)
15. “Orgasmatron” (Motörhead cover) (feat. Motörhead’s Phil Campbell)
Periphery guitarist Misha Mansoor has shared a new song, titled “Echo Teuffel,” from his Bulb project. That track is from Bulb’s new album “Moderately Fast, Adequately Furious,” which will be released on July 16.
Misha Mansoor (Periphery) will be releasing a new album, titled “Moderately Fast, Adequately Furious,” from his Bulb project on July 16. A video for the effort’s first single, “Parabolica,” can be found below:
01. “Unleash the Pwnies Redux”
02. “Echo Teuffel”
03. “Breeze Redux”
05. “Two Brothers”
06. “Far Too High” (feat. Axel Mansoor)
07. “Füf Redux”
08. “Press Enter Redux”
09. “Upload Apathy”
10. “Download Happiness”
11. “And Yet, This Man Will Soar”
“I can’t tell you guys how excited I am and how cathartic it feels to finally be able to put out my first solo album. ‘Moderately Fast, Adequately Furious’ has technically been about 15 years in the making, so your patience has been appreciated. It was important that I felt genuinely happy with this Bulb debut, but I can say that I finally put together something that I am proud of. This album represents something important to me, and that was both the impetus and the goal in its creation and completion. With that said, I do hope that you enjoy it too!”
August Burns Red have shared a new version of their song “Pangaea.” This track features Periphery’s Misha Mansoor and it will appear on the new re-recorded version of “Leveler,” which is set to be released on May 21. More details on the updated take on the album can be found HERE. Guitarist JB Brubaker commented:
“‘Pangaea‘ has always been one of my favorite tracks on ‘Leveler‘. It may be the most progressive song on the album so it felt like a natural fit to have Misha from Periphery perform on the track. He delivered quite possibly the most head-spinning guitar solo that we’ve ever had on an ABR song. We’re very excited to share this new version of ‘Pangaea‘ with everyone, and think fans are going to appreciate the song on a whole new level.”
August Burns Red will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of “Leveler” by releasing a re-recorded version of it on May 21. Notably, the new version of the record will feature guest appearances from Trivium’s Matt Heafy, Periphery’s Misha Mansoor, and Fit For A King’s Ryan Kirby. Furthermore, the band will also be playing a “Leveler” 10th anniversary livestream concert on May 22.
Tickets for the livestream and pre-orders for the updated version of the album can be found HERE. Guitarist JB Brubaker said the following about the new release:
“‘Leveler‘ is a record we’ve always been proud of, and we wanted to do something special for its ten-year anniversary. We’ve done some cool remix projects for previous albums when they’ve turned 10, but with ‘Leveler‘, we decided to kick things up a notch. COVID has kept us off the road for such a long time that we found ourselves with a rare opportunity to take on this unique project.
We dove into this record and dissected the songs, rewriting solos, changing the tunings, adding new textures and elements, and got a few of our friends to do some guest spots as well. Our longtime producers Carson Slovak and Grant McFarland handled the recording/mixing and helped us take ‘Leveler‘ to new sonic heights. I think this is the best-sounding ABR record we’ve ever made, and it’s going to allow people to experience the record in a whole new way. I can’t wait to share this with everyone.”