Deep Purple Share “Turning To Crime” Album Sampler

Deep Purple have shared a sampler featuring previews of all the tracks on their new covers album “Turning To Crime.” That effort will be released on November 26 and it will feature the band’s takes on songs by Bob Dylan, Fleetwood Mac, Bob Seger, Cream, The Yardbirds, and more.

Cynic Tease New Tracks “Sha48*” & “6th Dimensional Archetype”

Cynic have shared some previews of their new songs “Sha48*” and “6th Dimensional Archetype.” The full tracks will appear on the band’s new album “Ascension Codes,“ which is set to be released on November 26. Paul Masvidal commented:

“Here’s a preview of ‘6th Dimensional Archetype‘ from our new album ‘Ascension Codes‘—featuring artwork by Robert Venosa and Martina Hoffman. This album and its forthcoming film immerse us in the Starseed’s journey.”

Devin Townsend Teases New Music From “The Puzzle” & “Snuggles”

Devin Townsend has shared new teasers for “The Puzzle” and “Snuggles.“ You can check out those clips below:

Townsend commented:

“So what is ‘The Puzzle‘? …well, its not technically my ‘new record’, its more a collaborative, multimedia art project that acts as a stopgap between Empath and the next record, ‘Lightwork‘ (Due out in March of next year on Inside Out Records) The Puzzle includes 2 ‘soundtracks’ of sorts, (the highly orchestrated ‘Puzzle‘ and the very chill ‘Snuggles‘) along with a film, graphic novel, novel, and a huge amount of multimedia.

It includes many artists (upwards of 50) that participated via Zoom during the pandemic and the experience gave me a chance to purge and be completely creatively free. As such, it is a stream of conscious, and very abstract collection of music that includes a narrative (in the form of a film) and is meant to be a documentation of what the pandemic felt like to me.

Im very proud of it, and I will be uploading some of Snuggles next. Note: it is *not* meant to be considered a normal ‘album’, it is truly a sprawling, complex, multimedia cathartic release that was inspired by the events of the last year and a half.

Lightwork is much more in line with what Ive done in the past (Transcendence, Empath, Addicted, Ocean Machine etc) but Puzzle is very near to my heart. It includes so many of my friends and peers, and it has zero limits on it… its almost like ‘Puzzle and Snuggle‘ are like a modern day ‘Devlab and Hummer‘ (2 old albums of mine) but the difference being the levels of complexity this project included.

Mixing it alone was a nightmare, let alone the film, the books, the box sets etc. (The box set is a hand numbered and signed piece of work that is limited to 1000 pieces).

Im sure this won’t be everybody’s cup of tea, and I would imagine the listeners who are more interested in ‘Kingdom‘ or ‘Deadhead‘ would be better suited to wait for Lightwork, (and I can appreciate that very much…) however, ‘The Puzzle‘ has been my soundtrack for the last year and a half, and in keeping with the idea of making sure that what I am writing is authentic to what Im feeling, The Puzzle is essentially my documentation of the Pandemic and the world around it. It has been a very intense time, as Im sure you’d agree…

The other record, ‘Snuggles‘ is meant to be something you listen to in order to feel better… Puzzle is chaos, Snuggles is calm. The whole project is meant to express that I think there is a light at the end of this dark tunnel we’ve been through. Keeping ourselves and our loved ones together during it all became the whole point.

Thank you for allowing me to continue to make uncompromised work during a time that may be arguably wiser not to =)”

“…And here’s a bit of ‘Snuggles‘ … the idea for this was that when things were at their darkest and most chaotic last winter, I felt like myself and lots of people I knew were struggling to keep balanced, so while Puzzle was meant to purge the chaos, Snuggles is meant as something that gets played during times of trauma or unhappiness. Finding some beauty amidst all the ugly became very important to me, and it took going through the dark of the whole Pandemic to find this.

It was done with the same wonderful group of people who did ‘Puzzle‘ with me.

Thanks again for listening and thanks for not giving up.

Dev“

[via The PRP]

Genghis Tron Tease New Music

Genghis Tron have shared some snippets of the new material that they have been working on for their new album. You can check those out below. The record will be the group’s first with vocalist Tony Wolski and drummer Nick Yacyshyn (SUMAC).

[via The PRP]

AFI To Release “Twisted Tongues” And “Escape From Los Angeles” On Friday

It looks like AFI are planning to release two new songs, titled “Twisted Tongues” and “Escape From Los Angeles,“ on Friday (January 15). You can find some teasers below:

Static-X Share “Project Regeneration, Vol. 1” Album Sampler

Static-X have shared an album sampler featuring teasers of all the songs on their new album “Project Regeneration Vol. 1.” That effort will be released tomorrow (July 10) and it will feature songs that Tony Campos, Ken Jay, and Koichi Fukuda tracked with unreleased vocal recordings from the late Wayne Static. If you missed it, my review of the record can be found HERE.

Static-X Tease New Songs

Static-X have posted teasers for three of the songs off their new album “Project Regeneration Vol. 1.” That effort will be released on July 10 and it will feature songs that Tony Campos, Ken Jay, and Koichi Fukuda tracked with unreleased vocal recordings from the late Wayne Static.

Pop Evil Tease New Songs “Work” & “Let The Chaos Reign”

Pop Evil have posted teasers for two new songs, “Work” and “Let The Chaos Reign.” Both tracks will be released on Thursday (April 30).

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Five Finger Death Punch Preview New Music In Latest Studio Video

Five Finger Death Punch have shared another studio video from their new album sessions. The latest one features previews of several songs from the effort, which is expected to be released in early 2020.