Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Music News and New Music For April 2nd, 2014

So of course, when running your own blog it can be tough to keep up with the s**tload of stuff that comes across our ears over a weekend!  Some good, some bad, some not even worth mentioning.  I guess that's how I use AFGM in general.  These articles that I go through everyday from various sites (Blabbermouth, CBC, National Post, AV Club, Exclaim, Music News, Rolling Stone, etc.) and sort of "filter" some of the nonsense news such as the latest fashion design, who's got beef with who and who ISN'T doing music...still.

These articles brought forth are for a few different reasons:

1. It is relevant music information that pertains to you as a reader, no matter the level of intent or the genre.

2. They are relevant to the music I would be currently listening to or a genre I have put some attention and focus on.

3. I am rather patriotic about my Canadian music, so that always comes as a first for me.  I enjoy music from all parts of the world respectively, but I still have to promote local if I can.  Canadian music rocks!

4. Because it's humorous and we can always use a good laugh.  Rarely will it be at someone's expense...but then again I am just the guy talking about it.  They're the ones causing the comments.

So in closing, I trust you all will not read EVERY single article posted here.  But I hope you find something of use here and keep the conversation going by forwarding it onto someone else.  Click on each article heading for redirection to the full article.  Cheers!

Nine Inch Nails Share “Sanctified” Live Performance From ‘Austin City Limits’ Episode:

"We never thought we’d see the day when Nine Inch Nails would set foot on the ACL stage.  I mean, they never did television for 25 years! I came away from this show having the greatest respect for Trent Reznor. He’s one of the most focused, intense and creative artists I’ve ever worked with.” -Terry Lickona (executive producer)

D.O.A.'s Dave Gregg Passes Away:

"Our dear friend and mentor Dave Gregg passed away yesterday evening surrounded by family in White Rock BC. Those of you who know Dave, understand what an incredible person he was and know what a huge gap is now in a lot of lives. We will miss you Dave."

Do the Evolution - 5 Insights From Ovation's Pearl Jam Doc:

"The Ovation TV network jumped into the fray last night, devoting the latest episode of its Music Mavericks documentary series entirely to Eddie Vedder and his cohorts. Through music video footage and interviews with several British music journalists, the half-hour program gave an appreciative, introductory look at the rockers' past. Here are the five main insights of the show."

New Michael Jackson Album 'Xscape' to Come Out in May:

"Michael left behind some musical performances that we take great pride in presenting through the vision of music producers that he either worked directly with or expressed strong desire to work with.  We are extremely proud and honored to present this music to the world." -LA Reid

Trioscapes Announces May Tour:

05/02 Knoxville, TN – The Bowery
05/03 Columbus, OH – The Summit
05/04 Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen
05/05 Pontiac, MI – The Crofoot
05/06 Cleveland, OH – Now That’s Class
05/07 Erie, PA – Basement Transmissions
05/08 Pittsburgh, PA – Smiling Moose
05/11 Toronto, ON – Hard Luck Bar
05/12 Boston, MA – Great Scott’s
05/13 Portland, ME – Geno’s Rock Club
05/14 Brooklyn, NY – Acheron
05/15 Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
05/16 Richmond, VA – Gallery 5
05/17 Greensboro, NC – Legitimate Business

"Dan Briggs (Between the Buried and Me, Orbs), Walter Fancourt, and Matt Lynch: the over-the-top trio appropriately known as Trioscapes, will be embarking on a 14 date headlining tour this May! The tour begins on May 2nd in Knoxville, TN, and concludes on May 17th in Greensboro, NC. Trioscapes are currently working on the follow up to “Separate Realities” for a release later this year. New music and updates will be made available within the next few months." -Metal Blade Records

John Frusciante Sends New LP Into Space on Rocket:

"When Sat-JF14 hovers over a user's geographic region, ENCLOSURE will be unlocked allowing users to listen to the album for free on any iOs or Android mobile device." (press release)

"This partnership with John Frusciante, Record Collection and Loducca represents a new chapter in our quest to further explore the cosmic relationship between science and art.  ENCLOSURE is a musical masterpiece and we're thrilled to be able to utilize our proprietary space technology to facilitate this unprecedented form of space-enhanced distribution." -Randa Milliron (Interorbital Systems CEO)

‘British Summer Time Hyde Park‘ Lineup Announced:

Main Stage:
Black Sabbath
Faith No More

The Barclaycard Theatre:
Kobra And The Lotus
Broken Hands
The Bots

Village Hall:
Bo Ningen
The Graveltones
Hang The Bastard
A Plastic Rose

Summer Stage:
Rise To Remain
Blitz Kids
The Struts
The First

The event will take place at Hyde Park in London, England on July 4th, 2014.

Lionheart Debut "Rat" Music Video:

Rockstar Mayhem Festival Returns To Canada:

"Canada are you ready? The Mayhem returns to Canada with the July 25th stop in Toronto at the Molson Amphitheatre. Ticket details and more can be found on the Toronto date page."

The lineup for the 2014 Rockstar Mayhem Festival is: Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Asking Alexandria, Trivium, Cannibal Corpse, Suicide Silence, Body Count Featuring ICE T, Miss May I, Emmure, Mushroomhead, Texas Hippie Coalition, VEIL OF MAYA , Upon A Burning Body, Darkest Hour, Ill Nino, Wretched, Islander, KING 810 and Erimha.

Avenged Sevenfold Planning “Waking The Fallen” 10th Anniversary Reissue & New DVD:

“We’re going to put something together for the 10 year anniversary of “Waking The Fallen“, which is about 11 or 12 years now. We’ve been trying to think of something we could put together and we found some old demos that we did with Teppei from Thrice before we even did that record.

We also found some old footage with Jimmy playing some old shows at The Henry Fonda Theater in L.A., and the Ventura Theater. We’ll put together a cool DVD and some demo tracks and re-release “Waking The Fallen” for newer fans of the band that haven’t gotten that or don’t know about the history of the band.

[The DVD] is going to encompass the whole world that we’ve been filming for the last 5 years being in all these different countries with our camera guy. That’ll be a fun thing I think we’re going to film some big shows — I think we’re filming Mexico City coming up and we have some other shows we’re going to film and kind of intertwine the live performance with this huge DVD we want to do. That will probably come out before Christmas.” -M. Shadows

Meshuggah & Between The Buried And Me June North American Tour Officially Announced:

06/06 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
06/07 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
06/09 Denver, CO – Ogden Theater
06/11 Dallas, TX – House Of Blues
06/13 Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo Music Festival
06/14 Sauget, IL – Pop’s
06/15 Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre
06/17 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
06/18 Boston, MA – House Of Blues
06/19 Toronto, ON – Sound Academy
06/20 Montebello, QC – Amnesia Rock Fest
06/21 New York, NY – Best Buy Theater

Black Label Society Premiere “My Dying Time” Music Video:

“Catacombs Of The Black Vatican” will be available in stores (and online) on April 8th, 2014 via eOne Music.

Courtney Love to Reunite Hole's 'Celebrity Skin' Lineup Again:

"I started playing with Patty and Melissa and Eric, just to see how that was.  We already played like three or four times in the last week." -Love

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Return to Early Sound with 'Hypnotic Eye':

"I knew I wanted to do a rock'n'roll record.  We hadn't made a straight hard-rockin' record, from beginning to end, in a long time." -Petty

Flea to Chronicle Drugs, Rebellion and 'Bohemian Life' in New Memoir:

"Besides being a voracious reader, he is an utterly unique musician, thinker and creative force – whether with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Atoms for Peace or his Silverlake Conservatory, which fosters music education in Los Angeles. His story is epic." -Ben Greenberg

Earache Records Suing Century Media Records Over Licensing Dispute:

"British metal label Earache Records claims in court that a U.S. distributor owes it $250,000 in licensing fees, and broke a promise to release a catalog of hundreds of albums.

Earache sued New York-based The Century Family, an affiliate of the nonparty record label Century Media Records, of Dortmund, Germany, in Federal Court."

Trivium Frontman Guests On New DragonForce Song “Defenders”:

“We’ve always gotten on really well with the Trivium guys and it was great when Matt had a couple of days to spare and agreed to weigh in on some of the songs!” -Frederic Leclercq

"Maximum Overload" is due out on August 19th, 2014 via Metal Blade Records.

“The album title and album cover artwork is inspired by the constant bombardment of information we are subjected to during our daily lives. We were in an airport departure lounge surrounded by TV screens, flight information screens and advertising screens. We then looked around and no one was saying a word, they were all looking at more screens on tablets, laptops and mobile phones, there’s no escaping it, it’s complete information overload!” -Herman Li

Twelve Foot Ninja Reveal Dates For Spring North American Headlining Tour:

04/26 Ft. Meyers, FL – Fort Rock Festival
04/27 Jacksonville, FL – Welcome To Rockville
04/29 Joliet, IL – Mojoes
04/30 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theater
05/01 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave Bar
05/02 St. Louis, MO – Firebird
05/04 Concord, NC – Carolina Rebellion
05/06 Philadelphia, PA – North Star Bar
05/07 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
05/08 Montreal, QC – Underworld
05/09 Quebec City, QC – L’Agitee
05/10 Toronto, ON – Lee's Palace
05/12 New York, NY – The Studio @ Webster Hall
05/14 Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
05/15 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
05/17 Nashville, TN – Rock On The Row
05/18 Columbus, OH – Rock On The Range
05/20 Birmingham, AL – Iron Horse (feat. 10 Years)
05/21 Monroe, LA – Live Oaks Bar (feat. 10 Years)
05/22 Beaumont, TX – The Gig (feat. 10 Years)
05/23 Baton Rouge, LA – Varsity Theatre (feat. 10 Years)
05/24 San Antonio, TX – River City Rockfest
05/25 Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma

Kittie Crowdfund $20,000 For DVD & Book In 8 Hours:

“UNBELIEVABLE! You have officially spoken! In just 8 hours, you have proven to be the most amazing, dedicated, giving fans anyone could ask for! This project is going to be so great, thanks to you! We have REACHED OUR GOAL! If you still want to contribute, there is PLENTY of time to do so, and a ton of stuff still available.


Mushroomhead Unveil Their New Masks:

Mushroomhead have been hard at work for the release of their new album "The Righteous & The Butterfly", which is due out on May 13th, 2014 via Megaforce Records.

Miss May I - "Echoes" Video:

Their new album, "Rise of the Lion", will be released on Maril 29th, 2014 via Rise Records.

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