Rancid releases new song, “Telegraph Avenue,” from upcoming album “Trouble Maker”

Rancid just dropped a new song, “Telegraph Avenue,” from their upcoming album, Trouble Maker.

Trouble Maker, the veteran Bay Area band’s ninth studio album, hits on June 9 from Hellcat/Epitaph Records. Produced by longtime collaborator Brett Gurewitz (Bad Religion), it’s the follow-up to 2014’s …Honor Is All We Know.

Rancid are touring all summer in support of the new record. Before covering North America on the From Boston To Berkely tour with Dropkick Murphys, the band will embark on a UK run with Green Day while playing some summer festivals in Europe. See the complete list of cities and dates below.

Rancid tour dates:

06/04 – Landgraaf, Netherlands @ Pinkpop Festival *
06/06 – Ljubljana, Slovenia @ Arena Stožice *
06/09 – Bern, Switzerland @ Greenfield Festival *
06/11 – Paris, France @ Download Festival *
06/12 – Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg @ Rockhal *
06/14 – Lucca, Italy @ Piazza Napoleone *
06/15 – Lombardy, Italy @ I-Days Festival At Monza Park *
06/16 – Clisson, France @ Hellfest
06/17 – Nickelsdorf, Austria @ Novarock Festival *
06/18 – Budapest, Hungary @ Sportarena *
06/21 – Gothenburg, Sweden @ Scandinavium *
06/23 – Bremen, Germany @ Hurricane Festival *
06/24 – Tuttlingen, Germany @ Southside Festival *
06/28 – Belfast, Ireland @ Ormeau Park *
06/29 – Dublin, Ireland @ Royal Hospital Kilmainham *
07/01 – London, England Hyde Park *
07/03 – Sheffield, England @ Sheffield Arena *
07/04 – Glasgow, Scotland @ Bellahouston Park  *
07/07 – Madrid, Spain @ Mad Cool Festival *
07/08 – Lugo, Spain @ Resurrection Fest
07/27 – Bangor, ME @ Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion **
07/28 – Montreal, QC @ ’77 Montreal Festival **
07/29 – Toronto, ON @ Echo Beach **
07/30 – Cleveland, OH @ Jacobs Pavilion At Nautica **
07/31 – Sterling Heights, MI @ Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre **
08/02 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE **
08/03 – Philadelphia, PA @ Festival Pier **
08/04 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony Summer Stage **
08/05 – Boston, MA @ Brockton Fairgrounds **
08/06 – Brooklyn, NY @ Ford Amphitheatre At Coney Island Boardwalk **
08/08 – Chicago, IL @ Huntington Bank Pavilion At Northerly Island **
08/09 – Milwaukee, WI @ BMO Harris Pavilion **
08/11 – Denver, CO @ Sculpture Park **
08/12 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Saltair **
08/13 – Nampa, ID @ Idaho Center Amphitheatre **
08/15 – Vancouver, BC @ UBC Thunderbird Arena **
08/16 – Seattle, WA @WaMu Theater At Century Link Field Events Center **
08/18 – San Luis Obispo, CA @ Avila Beach **
08/19 – Sacramento, CA @ Memorial Auditorium **
08/20 – Berkeley, CA @ The Greek **
08/22 – Chandler, AZ @ Rawhide Event Center **
08/24 – San Diego, CA @ Petco Park In The Park **
08/25 – Las Vegas, NV @ Downtown Las Vegas Events Center **
08/26 – San Bernardino, CA @ Glen Helen Amphitheater **

* with Green Day
** with Dropkick Murphys

Parkway Drive are halfway done recording next album

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It’s hard to believe that Brisbane, Australia’s Parkway Drice released their latest record Ire nearly two years ago. But good news surfaced today, as the band revealed that they are about 70 percent of the way through recording new material.

In a recent interview done with MoreCore.TV, the metal warriors also noted that they’d be back in the studio very soon to finish up the process. Watch the full snippet below. (via Lambgoat)

The members of Parkway also commented on the band’s growth in their new music as compared to previous albums. One key word that vocalist Winston McCall used was “refinement.”

“It’s a bit of everything. It’s everything… I think the best way to describe it… it’s refinement,” McCall elaborated. “I think ideas that we’ve had in the past that are new, we’ve gone even further with new ideas, but things that we’ve always loved about the band we’ve just made sharper and more aggressive and have more impact and more statement to them. So, we’re not leaving things behind, but we’re definitely not staying in the same place.”

So how soon can we expect new a new Parkway Drive album? Seems like it’s just over the Horizons

VANNA Announces Breakup & Farewell Tour

ee15c0a555da47d738642f7174cb532453689a53After 13 years as a band and a bunch of solid and varying records, Vanna has decided to call it a day. The band posted the following statement, which really doesn’t go into detail as to why they’re hanging it up, though maybe they just don’t want to talk about it right now.

“Our band has always strived to take the negative in our lives and use it to fuel positive change. To foster good in a world that can be so bad. That and to cause the biggest ruckus with our fans while doing so. The relationship we share with you all and with our music has brought us to places we never dreamed of going; countries we never thought we’d step foot on, stages we only dreamed of playing. But the biggest impression left is the overwhelming sense of family that this scene has given us and let us be a part of. It’s helped us become the men we are today and, in a way, is partly responsible for different parts of our lives blossoming. After touring for over 10 years, living our lives on the road and on the stage, it’s time for us to go chase those other dreams that may have waited on a shelf. We’ve started families, careers, and new lives all the while spending our nights sweating in a club or a Warped Tour parking lot with you and those sides of us and our lives need attention as much as Vanna did. Words can’t begin to express what you have all done for us. In keeping with always sharing ourselves with you, we now turn to you to share one last time with us. Let’s make this tour a celebration of every moment and memory as well as make a bunch of new ones with some amazing friends and bands. Come sing your hearts out and inevitably cry your eyes out with us as we leave a little piece of Vanna on every stage. This isn’t goodbye forever, it’s just a ‘we’ll see you around’. Our music will be here whenever you need it, we truly love you and we will miss you all. But remember, all good things must come to an end, but all good things can begin again. Viva Vanna”

You can catch Vanna one last time on tour with a variety of different bands, including Ghost Key, Unwill, Crisis A.D., Sirens & Sailors, and a bunch more.

With Lions Lions, Ghost Key, Actor|Observer & Unwill:

6/9 Providence, RI @ The Met
6/10 Hartford, CT @ Webster Underground
6/11 Albany, NY @ Fuzebox

With Sirens & Sailors, Ghost Key & Crisis A.D.:

6/15 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
6/16 Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge
6/17 Howell, NJ @ Gamechanger Venue
6/18 Amityville, NY @ Amityville Music Hall

With Phinehas, Ghost Key and Backwordz:

8/9 Toronto, ON @ The Hard Luck
8/10 Pontiac, MI @ Pike Room
8/11 Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
8/12 Columbus, OH @ Double Happiness

With TBA, Ghost Key & Backwordz:

8/18 Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
8/19 Dallas, TX @ Dirty 30
8/20 Austin, TX @ Come And Take It Live

Blink-182, Gorillaz, Muse at Life is Beautiful festival

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Life is Beautiful have announced its unbelievably amazing 2017 lineup, featuring Blink-182, Gorillaz, Muse, Dreamcar, and so many more.

Check out the full lineup and where to buy tickets below!

The festival will be held Sept 22-24 in downtown Las Vegas, NV. Tickets will be on sale Thursday (4/27) at 10 a.m. and can be purchased here.

Topping the lineup are Chance the Rapper, Muse, Gorillaz, Lorde, Blink-182, the XX and Kaskade.

Check out the festival’s official website for additional information, and see the full lineup below

EIGHTEEN VISIONS’ release new song “Oath”

Eighteen Visions were pioneers of the glam metalcore scene that spurred many of the bands you see on Warped Tour today, and they’re ready for a comeback. Today, they announced they’ll be releasing XVIII through Rise Records on June 2nd. The current lineup is vocalist James Hart, guitarist Keith Barney, and drummer Trevor Friedrich. The band recorded the album with Mick Kenney of Anaal Nathrakh producing. 

The band announced a record release show at The Observatory in Orange County on June 2nd. Tickets can be found here.

LAMB OF GOD Going On Hiatus After Tour Ends!

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Lamb Of God‘s past few years have been nothing short of insane. Vocalist Randall Blythe was arrested in 2012 for accidentally harming a fan in the Czech Republic, who later died from his injuries, and was later acquitted of the charges in 2013.

The band went on “hiatus” after that, but was secretly working on VII: Sturm und Drang in 2014, which dropped in 2015. Lamb Of God has been, on tour ever since then, and Blythe says it’s time to really go on hiatus after their  upcoming tour with Slayer and Behemoth is over.

Here’s the rather lengthy statement given to Sixx Sense (below), though what else do you expect from Blythe? If there’s one thing the dude is, it’s extremely thorough in his points being made.

“I got out of prison and immediately went on tour, because I had five lawyers and they were just hemorrhaging money like crazy. I went from jail to home to, ten days later, being at Knotfest to home for a month or two, then out on tour with Lamb Of God, then back to the Czech Republic to go to trial, found not guilty, then come home, then finish up the rest of our tour and finally end in South Africa. And then we took a little time off, but there were some changes in the organization and they started writing another record and we need to make money, so it was back in the studio. And it was back on tour again for this last record, and that cycle is not gonna end until August or September of this year, I guess. So it’s just been, like, grinding, grinding, grinding. And when I’m not on the road, I’m working on writing and photography.”

“[These are] things that make me happy. But it’s at a point now where it’s, like, at the end of this tour cycle, it’s gonna be, like, boom, it’s time to take a break for real and concentrate more on writing and being at home with the family. It’s time for me, now, at the end of this… ‘Cause we got off, after I got done with the whole prison thing and then finishing that tour, we got off the road and then we started writing a new record, and then we recorded that record. And we didn’t tell anyone that we were recording — nobody knew. They thought we were just chilling at home, and then we go on tour before the record even comes out.”

So that sucks, but can you really blame them? It doesn’t even sound like Lamb Of God was too stoked on making VII: Sturm und Drang, let alone another record to come out soon.

BABYMETAL Releasing Live DVD From The Tokyo Dome In April

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On September 19 and 20, Babymetal played two shows titled Red Night and Black Night at the Tokyo Dome. Each show contained a different setlist, and both were captured for an upcoming CD/DVD set titled Live At Tokyo Dome. The set is four CDs and two DVDs or Blu-Rays long (yes, really), and features the below setlists.

Red Night (September 19, 2016)

  1. Road of Resistance
  2. Yava!
  3. Line!
  4. Syncopation
  5. Amore
  6. GJ!
  7. Akumu No Rondo
  8. Song 4
  9. Catch Me if You Can
  10. Gimme Chocolate
  11. Karate
  12. Tales of the Destinies
  13. The One (English version)

Black Night (September 20, 2016)

  1. Babymetal Death
  2. Awadama Fever
  3. Uki Uki Midnight
  4. Meta! Taro
  5. Sis. Anger
  6. Akatsuki
  7. Onedari Daisakusen
  8. No Rain, No Rainbow
  9. Doki Doki Morning
  10. Meigitsune
  11. Head Bangya
  12. Ijime, Dame, Zettai

Check out the trailer below, and keep up with the band’s pre-order options here. Oh, and don’t forget to catch them on tour this summerwith Korn and Stone Sour!