By Mark Ambrose
It will be almost 10 years (8 to be exact) this December that we lost an incredible rock guitarist and legend, “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott, but Pantera’s music will never die and never get old! Just released on April 11, 2012 is the never-before-seen nor heard video and lost track “Piss” form the Vulgar Display of Power album that debuted 20 years ago this past February. The song/video was debuted just last night at the Revolver Golden Gods awards in Los Angeles and the single is now available for download in iTunes. “’Piss’ is the ONLY unheard complete Pantera track in existence”, said Vinnie Paul. You can grab the CD/DVD combo for the 20th anniversary edition of “Vulgar Display of Power” May 15, 2012 from either Rhino.com or Pantera.com. Enjoy the video below!
We haven’t had much recent news about one our favorite bands Yuck. The 5 piece UK band that released one of last year’s greatest albums is set to play Coachella this weekend and next. As previously promised by their Facebook page, here is their brand new song “Chew”.
Guitars as jet engines; guitars as haunted electronics; guitars as filling-melting white heat: A Place To Bury Strangers‘ new album Worship is explosive, visceral, and dark. The first track from the LP, “You Are The One,” can be heard below. The album artwork and track listings, along with tour dates, are listed below. Worship will be out June 26 (June 11 UK/EU) on Dead Oceans.
The DIY-braintrust of Death By Audio wizard Oliver Ackerman and bassist Dion Lunadon continue the evolution of songwriting that began with Onwards to the Wall, interweaving threads of krautrock, dream-pop, and 80s goth without ever losing the edge that is quintessentially Strangers. There are ambitious, trend-bucking choices at every turn.
“This album was written, recorded, mixed and mastered by Read more
OFF! just dropped their new video for “Wiped Out”, off of their forthcoming self titled album out May 8. It’s 1 minute and 14 seconds of cringe-inducing wipe outs and circle pit make-out sessions. Led by ex-Black Flag/Circle Jerks frontman Keith Morris, this will be 16 songs in only 16 minutes. Cover art and tourdates posted below.
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Tags: At The Drive-In
By now, you probably know the story: legendary El Paso post-hardcore act At The Drive-In have reunited. Originally scheduled to play the Coachella fest this weekend and next, they have also just been announced to play Lollapalooza and Reading / Leeds Festivals also. To prepare for their first live performance in 11 years, they played a handful of sold out shows in small venues around Texas this week. Austin was Monday night, Dallas was last night, and Marfa will be tomorrow.
How were the 2 shows so far? We were not able to attend, but here are some pics and video, along with the identical setlist from both nights. The photos and video are in order: Austin first, Dallas second. Austin photos and video courtesy of Rock It Out Blog. Read more
Tags: Flux Pavilion
SXSW Photo Credit: Jason Henshaw
Josh Steele, better known as bass practitioner EDM artist Flux Pavilion, has announced his first string of headlining dates in the US. Coming off a landmark appearance at Ultra in March and also at SXSW, the UK producer/DJ/musician is slated to bring his eclectic taste to audiences on both coasts this summer. Flux Pavilion posses the unique ability to readjust the American palate to the dubstep formula, maintaining the nuances of the genre, whilst also incorporating various musical elements, rendering Josh capable of winning over the most discerning ears. His virtuosic production spurred Kanye West to sample a large portion of his “I Can’t Stop” for “Who Gon’ Stop Me” from the “Watch The Throne” album with Jay-Z. This US jaunt will take Flux up and down both coasts and kicks off at the sold-out Coachella festival in Indio, California. These stateside appearances, combined with forthcoming single releases on Circus/Big Beat, it’s clear that the stars are aligning for Flux Pavilion this summer.
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Last night the infamous Chicago festival with everyone’s favorite name, Lollapalooza, announced its annual lineup. It seems every fest is trying to outdo each other this year. There will be way more artists appearing than we can list here, so make sure to look at the pic below, and also their official website. The 8th annual extravaganza takes place August 3-5. The early bird 3 day passes have already sold out. Regular price 3 day passes are available, and a limited number of single day passes will be available later this summer.
Line up includes:
Black Sabbath (Only scheduled U.S. appearance) Read more
The 14th annual Coachella fest took a dare this year: instead of just one massive weekend of music, why not add an identical weekend a week later? Their risk paid off, and the fest sold out fast than ever before. And how could it not? The line up (partial), too long to list here, already includes some of the most popular artists today: The Black Keys, The Shins, Bon Iver, At The Drive-In, Radiohead, Miike Snow, M83, Explosion In The Sky, A$AP Rocky, Florene+The Machine, and way more.
Getting ready to kick off the first weekend this week, the interwebz lighted up with buzz today with this breaking news: joining Sunday night headliners Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg will be Read more
The up and coming white rapper Rittz from Georgia started off the year by releasing a new mixtape, White Jesus: Revival. He then performed several times at SXSW in Austin. He began teasing a new single on Facebook yesterday, claiming he was schedule to release it on Wednesday. Then today he mentioned it might come early. “Cashin Out (Speedmix)”, a track about the coca plant, dropped today. You can download or stream it here.
Also, here is the brand new, 2nd music video from his new Macadelic mix tape. It’s called “Thoughts From A Balcony“. It seems that Mac is growing as an artist and is overcoming his biggest criticism of immaturity.