Megadeth Celebrate Countdown to Extinction Anniversary with Tour & Reissue


As depressing as it seems for anyone born in the 1990s, it is an unavoidable fact that the decade is rapidly becoming 20 years old. As well as meaning that you’ll soon have to put aside your Pokémon obsession and become a functioning member of society, this revelation is also causing numerous albums that many still think [...]

Watch: Kitten Release New Video for New Track ‘G#’


Hotly tipped new Los Angeles act Kitten today released the video and first listen to new single G#. The band is led by seventeen year old Chloe Chaidez (doesn’t that make you feel like you’ve under-achieved), who’s voice sounds mature and so well-honed it’s almost hard to believe she’s only seventeen. You can watch the [...]

Deftones Announce New Album & Tour


Good news for fans of alternative, grungey, stonery-yet-still-thrashy metal, the Deftones have announced their next album, Koi No Yokan, as well as a supporting US tour starting this October. Having spent their summer opening for System of a Down‘s reunion tour, it is time for some favours to be returned, and SOAD’s guitarist Daron Malakian will be [...]

Melody’s Echo Chamber Announce Album Release Date and New Video


Parisian psych-dream pop singer Melody Prochet, aka Melody’s Echo Chamber today announced that her first full length album will be released on September 25th in the States and November 5th in the UK/Europe, as well as dropping the new video to lead-off single, I Follow You. The multi-instrumentalist’s self titled debut is set to be [...]

Iron Maiden to Reissue First Eight Albums on Picture Disc Vinyl


There was a time when the coolness of albums was measured by how much they were able repulse your mother in the record store. The time was the 80s, and the masters of mainstream mother-repulsion were Iron Maiden, who, with their mascot Eddie the Head, created some of the most instantly recognisable album art in [...]

The Rolling Stones Recording in Paris & Preparing 50th Anniversary Announcement


50 year anniversaries don’t exactly come around all too often – especially in music artists, and especially in music artists riddled by years of drug abuse. Let us be thankful then, for the progenitors of modern blues rock and rock n’ roll The Rolling Stones, who this year celebrated their 50th anniversary. Speculation has been rife [...]

Neil Young & Crazy Horse Reveal ‘Psychedelic Pill’ Due for October


Neil Young - the guru of folk, country, hard rock, acoustic ballads and whatever else he gets his hands on – has revealed today that his latest collaboration with Crazy Horse will be titled Psychedelic Pill, and is to be released as both a double-CD and a triple vinyl this October. An update on Young’s website also mentions that videos will [...]

CMJ Music Marathon Announces 2012 Lineup, Oct 16-20 In NYC


Most music festivals are fun; I would argue that only a handful are important. CMJ Music Marathon is both. More of an experience than anything, CMJ spreads 1,300 performances across 5 days at more than 80 different New York City clubs and venues. Instead of highlighting big acts with established fan bases, CMJ is consistently [...]