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]

Are Iron Maiden Planning To Release New Music This Month?

It looks like Iron Maiden might be getting ready to release new music on July 15. The band have yet to confirm this news, but their plans have seemingly been revealed through an elaborate teaser campaign. You can find some of the clues below courtesy of Loudwire.

One piece of evidence comes from flyers that fans found at the “Download Pilot” festival. Those ads carried the title of “Belshezzar’s Feast” and featured several phrases including: “live forever,” “man or beast” and “heaven or hell.” They also contained the numbers “15/07” and the Roman numerals “IMXVII,” leading to speculation that fans may get music from “Iron Maiden 17” on July 15. On top of that, the flyer also had an email address and those that sent messages to it ended up with responses containing the acronym “WOTW” and possible lyrics:

Notably, the “WOTW” acronym was previously teased on a tour poster as well:

Another piece of evidence came from musician Frank Turner, who was asked if he knew anything about a rumored Iron Maiden album during an interview at “Download Pilot.” He didn’t offer to much information, but he casually unzipped his hoodie to reveal a “Belshazzar’s Feast” t-shirt:

Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson was also wearing the same “Belshazzar’s Feast” shirt during a recent interview with Sky News:

Furthermore, someone identified as “Daniel” has also launched a @bels_feast Twitter account and has been sharing things related to “Belshazzar’s Feast.” The account is also following 16 other pages, which each reference one of Iron Maiden’s 16 albums.

Speaking of social media, Iron Maiden’s official accounts also seem to be mentioning “WOTW” through phrases such as “Walker On The Wing,” “Working On The Wires,” and “Win On The Way”:

If that wasn’t enough, a new YouTube account launched under the name “Daniel Belshazzar” also posted a fake Iron Maiden song called “Writing on the Wall (Belshazzar’s Feast).” However, it is unclear if this is part of the apparent teaser campaign or just a clever troll. The track, which is actually a Black Phantom song called “Redemption,” can be found below:

This news comes after producer Kevin Shirley seemingly hinted that Iron Maiden recorded new music at Guillaume Tell Studios in Paris in 2019. An email reply shared by “Daniel” also seemed to reference the studio with the phrase: “Find the apple by the river / Did they choose heaven or did they choose Hell?.” Guillaume Tell Studios, which has an apple logo, is conveniently located by the Seine River and they recently posted a photo with a “Belshazzar’s Feast” flyer in the background:

[via Loudwire]

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:

Foo Fighters Tease New Music

Foo Fighters are teasing some new music from their upcoming album. You can find those clips below. As previously reported, the band will also be performing on the November 7 episode of “Saturday Night Live.”

Deftones Continue Teasing Upcoming Album

Deftones recently started teasing their upcoming album with blacked out social media accounts and websites and now they have shared some more cryptic teasers. This includes a new video clip, which can been below, and teasers on Spotify. On top of that, the image on deftones.com has been updated as well. As previously reported, the new record is rumored to be released on September 25.

[via The PRP]

Deftones Appear To Be Teasing Their Upcoming Album

It looks like Deftones are getting ready to release new music from their upcoming album. The band’s social media accounts and websites have both gone dark and fans that sign up for their mailing list on deftones.com are greeted with a teaser image. A directory of ‘0925’ is also featured, leaving some to believe that the record may be released on September 25. Notably, The PRP also looked at the source code and found the following phrases: “pageName”:”Album Artwork Release Page” and “Deftones:Email for Album Teaser:Landing”.

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.