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2018-05-18

Soundgarden's Matt Cameron remembers "musical soulmate" Chris Cornell on one-year anniversary of death

Soundgarden drummer Matt Cameron has posted a tribute to his late band mate Chris Cornell on the one-year anniversary of his death. "Can't believe it's already been one year since I lost my musical soulmate and special friend Chris Cornell," Cameron writes in an Instagram post. In the post, Cameron also writes about his first audition for Soundgarden in 1986. "The tune had kind of a long intro, it sounded great and then all of a sudden Chris starts singing the verse," he remembers. "I was instantly blown away by the impact of his voice and I felt myself settling…

posted 2018/05/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Like a Storm announces new album, "Catacombs"; listen to single "The Devil Inside" now

Like a Storm will release a new album called Catacombs on June 22. The third studio effort from the New Zealand rockers features the previously released track "Pure Evil," as well as the new single "The Devil Inside," both of which are available now for digital download. "The Devil Inside" -- which opens with a traditional Australian instrument, the didgeridoo, before the heavy guitars come crashing in -- is accompanied by a fiery video, which you can watch now on YouTube. Catacombs is the follow-up to 2015's Awaken the Fire, which produced the singles "Become the Enemy," "Wish You Hell"…

posted 2018/05/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Bullet for My Valentine premieres defiant new track, "Letting You Go"

Bullet for My Valentine has released a new song called "Letting You Go," which will appear on the band's forthcoming album, Gravity. The defiant break-up track is available now for digital download. "Letting You Go" is the third preview of Gravity to be released, following "Piece of Me" and lead single "Over It." The complete album arrives on June 29. Bullet for My Valentine will wrap up a U.S. tour this weekend. The Welsh metallers will return stateside for a fall run in September. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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Rise Against releases acoustic version of "House on Fire"; "reimagined" album "The Ghost Note Symphonies, Vol 1" due out in July

Rise Against has shared an acoustic version of "House on Fire," a single from the band's latest album, Wolves. The track is available now for digital download. The new take on "House on Fire" will appear on The Ghost Note Symphonies, Vol 1, a collection of "reimagined" songs from Rise Against's discography recorded using "stripped-down instrumentation with unique orchestration." The album will arrive on July 27. This summer, Rise Against will launch their Mourning in Amerika tour, which also features AFI and Anti-Flag. The run kicks off July 28 in Toronto. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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Listen to new song from Sinsaenum, "Final Resolve"

Death metal band Sinsaenum, which features ex-Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison and Frédéric Leclercq of DragonForce, has released a new song called "Final Resolve." The track is available now for digital download, and you can watch its accompanying intense performance video now on YouTube. "Final Resolve" is the first track to be released from Sinsaenum's forthcoming sophomore album, Repulsion for Humanity, due out August 10. Sinsaenum released their debut album, Echoes of the Tortured, in 2016. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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Arctic Monkeys earn sixth straight number-one UK album with "Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino"

Arctic Monkeys are still number one in the U.K. The British band's new album, the piano-based Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino, has debuted at the top of the U.K.'s Official Album Chart, giving them six straight number-one records in their home country. Additionally, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino is the fastest-selling vinyl record in the U.K. in the last 25 years. Next week, Arctic Monkeys will kick off a European tour in support of Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino. They'll launch a U.S. run in June. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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Ghost officially releases new song, "Dance Macabre"

After premiering their new song "Dance Macabre" via Instagram Stories Thursday, the new Ghost track is now officially available via digital outlets. "Dance Macabre" is a track from Ghost's forthcoming album, Prequelle, which also features the lead single "Rats." The whole record is due out June 1. Ghost is currently touring the U.S. ahead of Prequelle's arrival. The trek continues Friday night in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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Mastodon's Brann Dailor releases solo track "Red Death" for collaboration with DC Comics

Mastodon drummer/vocalist Brann Dailor has released his first solo song. The track, titled "Red Death," was inspired by the new DC Comics Batman graphic novel Dark Days: The Road to Metal. You can download "Red Death" now via digital outlets. "Super stoked to be part of this amazing musical collaboration," Dailor says in a statement. "[I've] always been a fan of anything Batman related and DC Comics as a whole, so the chance to be connected to that universe is a dream come true." Along with Dailor, "Red Death" features Twenty One Pilots producer Mike Elizondo on bass, composer and…

posted 2018/05/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

No one sings like you anymore: Chris Cornell died one year ago today

One year ago today, Chris Cornell died. He passed away in the early morning hours of May 18, 2017 after playing a show with Soundgarden in Detroit the previous night. He was 52. Cornell's death was officially ruled a suicide. His widow Vicky Cornell maintains that her husband, who struggled with addiction throughout his life, was impaired by drugs at the time of his death.  However, a toxicology report concluded that "drugs did not contribute to the cause of death." A seminal artist in the Seattle grunge scene, Cornell co-founded Soundgarden in 1984.  Over the next 25 years, the band…

posted 2018/05/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

2018-05-17

Halestorm announces an "evening of music and conversation" in NYC

Halestorm will be stopping by New York City later this month for an "evening of music and conversation." The intimate performance and interview event will be held May 31 at NYC's Sony Hall. Perhaps Lzzy Hale and company will finally spill the beans about their forthcoming new album, the follow-up to 2015's Into the Wild Life, at the event. Halestorm recently wrapped up a co-headlining tour with In This Moment, and the two bands will launch the second leg of the joint run in July. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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Watch U2 pay tribute to Chris Cornell at Los Angeles show

U2 paid tribute to the late Chris Cornell during their show in Los Angeles Wednesday night. At the end of "Beautiful Day," the Irish rockers played a snippet of Soundgarden's signature song, "Black Hole Sun." Bono dedicated the performance to Cornell and his family. You can watch fan-footage of the tribute now on YouTube. This Friday marks the one-year anniversary of Cornell's death. The musician's family is holding a public vigil at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles Friday night to mark the occasion. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2018/05/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Ghost releases new song "Dance Macabre" via Instagram Stories

If you follow Ghost on Instagram, then there's new music in your feed. The Swedish metallers have released a new track called "Dance Macabre" on their Instagram Story. Along with the song, you can also watch artists including Metallica's Kirk Hammett, Deftones' Chino Moreno and Anthrax's Charlie Benante react to the new tune. If you aren't with the times and don't have Instagram, "Dance Macabre" will officially be released this Friday, May 18. "Dance Macabre" is a track from Ghost's forthcoming album Prequelle, which also features the lead single "Rats." The record is due out June 1. Copyright © 2018,…

posted 2018/05/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock