The Round-up – Wednesday August 23rd, 2017
Today we have new video clips from Contrive & Triggerfinger, new album details and lead single from 10 Years, first taste of the new The Black Dahlia Murder album, and another track from the forthcoming METZ album.
Bombshell Presents – Heartsounds Australian tour
Good Luck #1 – A fundraiser for Girls Rock! Australia
Supports announced for Danjo (The Dead Milkmen) tour
King Parrot announce album launch tour
The Black Seeds release new single ‘Back To You’
(23) Little Brother @ Cambridge Warehouse, Newcastle
(23) The Courtneys + Hollow Everdaze + Lime Lagoons @ The Eastern, Ballarat
Rather than meticulously plan things out or stick rigidly to any kind of template, when it comes to writing, The Black Dahlia Murder prefer to let things happen organically. In the hands of guitarist Brian Eschbach – who co-founded the band with frontman Trevor Strnad in 2001 – and new recruit Brandon Ellis (Arsis, ex-Cannabis Corpse), ‘Nightbringers‘ is rich with dynamic riffs that are at once fresh and classic The Black Dahlia Murder, resulting in a collection that shifts through many moods and effortlessly incorporates various elements of extreme metal.
Local pre-orders are available now [Here].
For a first preview of the record, a video for the title track can be viewed below.
Ahead of the release of ‘Colossus‘ this Friday, Triggerfinger have released the video for the title track.
Vocalist/guitarist Ruben Block said of the track ‘Colossus‘ was the first song where the band worked with two basses.
“Ditching the guitar really opened up the groove, and the combination of two bass guitars was very intriguing, sonically. It was heavy, but fresh at the same time. Images and pieces of conversations flashed through my mind, like a collage, and over this monumental groove I began to chant: ‘Colossus! Colossus!’ It stuck.“
Watch the video below.
The song will appear on their upcoming third full-length album, ‘Strange Peace‘, out Friday September 22nd on Sub Pop via Inertia Music.
Frontman Alex Edkins says the track is;
“a reminder to myself to speak out and say what I believe. To be honest with myself. It is common to feel that your thoughts are inconsequential, a drop in the echo-chamber, but silence can be worse. Speak out about what you believe in, loud and often. In the spirit of this song, I want to strongly condemn the violent and hateful actions of the white-supremacists and neo-nazis in Charlottesville, VA. this past week. Their vile attempts to incite division and fear through intimidation and violence have no place in this world“
You can pre-order the new album on iTunes [Here]. Listen to the new track below.
‘(how to live) AS GHOSTS‘ is the band’s eighth studio album – and their first with Mascot Records – and was produced by Grammy Award winning Nick Raskulinecz. It will be released on October 27th.
You can listen to the lead single ‘Novacaine‘ below. Album pre-orders are available [Here].
Singer Jesse Hasek offers,
“Six albums and a hundred songs in, I wondered if I’ve already written my best stuff. But at some point, you start to get real adult problems. Life has such a numbing to it. You see people go from such optimism in their 20s to having life just beat them down later. I think we all kind of get desensitized and numb to life on some level. That’s what this song is about.“
They have released a music video for the album’s opening track ‘Connect-dead‘.
Directed by David Hunter / Band Factory, you can check it out below.
The band will play the album in full at a free entry show at The Workers Club in Fitzroy on Wednesday 30th August. You’ll need to register for your free tickets [Here].
Pre-order the album [Here].
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