Listen! Thurston Moore streams song from new album, “The Best Day”

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Thurston Moore is streaming a song from his forthcoming new solo album, The Best Day.

The LP has been slated for release on the 21st of October via Matador.

The songs were recorded with Debbie Googe of My Bloody Valentine as well as Sonic Youth drummer Steve Shelley and Chrome Hoof guitarist James Sedwards.

The track listing for The Best Day is:

“Speak To The Wild”
“Forevermore”
“Tape”
“The Best Day”
“Detonation”
“Vocabularies”
“Grace Lake”
“Germs Burn”

You can listen to the title track from the album via the stream below:

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Slipknot confirm new album details and October release date

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Slipknot have now confirmed the details of their fifth studio album, revealing that it will pay tribute to late bassist Paul Gray.

The new album will be titled 5: The Gray Chapter, and is slated for release on the 20th of October via Roadrunner Records.

The standard edition of the album will feature 14 new tracks, with a deluxe edition also being made available featuring an additional 2 new songs.

5: The Gray Chapter is the band’s first album since 2008’s All Hope Is Gone and their first since the death of founding bass player Gray, who died in 2010.

Slipknot have also announced the Prepare For Hell Tour, which will take in numerous dates across North America, with special guests coming in the form of Korn and King 810. The tour will begin on the 29th of October in El Paso, Texas.

Corey Taylor says: “We’ve been waiting a long time for this. Not only do we get to tour with friends who we respect, we’ve also chosen a band that represents the fury of the future. Slipknot is coming to your town. And hell’s coming with us.”

The full tracklist for 5: The Gray Chapter is:

“XIX”
“Sarcastrophe”
“Aov”
“The Devil In I”
“Killpop”
“Skeptic”
“Lech”
“Goodbye”
“Nomadic”
“The One That Kills The Least”
“Custer”
“Be Prepared For Hell”
“The Negative One”
“If Rain Is What You Want”
“Override” (Deluxe edition bonus track)
“The Burden” (Deluxe edition bonus track)

Slipknot made the albums official first single, The Devil In I, available to stream over the weekend, and you can listen to it below:

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Primus recruit Tool’s Danny Carey to fill the drum stool whilst Tim Alexander recovers from surgey

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Primus have recruited Tool drummer Danny Carey as a temporary replacement whilst Tim Alexander recovers from open heart surgery.

Carey will play with the band at a handful of live shows in September, and at Riot Fest in Chicago and Denver. Alexander is expected to be well enough to occupy the stool once more sometime during October.

Speaking to Rolling Stone, Pirums’ Les Claypool said: “The mighty Tim ‘Herb’ Alexander is a polyrhythmic viking of extreme and unique talent so the one person that we thought could step into his shoes and do it justice is the one and only Mr Danny Carey.”

“Whereas Herb is the stocky, Easter Island-faced, boulder of a drumming human, at nearer to seven feet, Danny Carey is the mighty redwood tree of percussion – towering over his kit like a golden-haired noble sequoia.”

“I can’t wait to see that menacing grin of Danny’s shine out as we pound our way through Here Come the Bastards and Those Damned Blue-Collar Tweekers. He’s a dear old friend and we are extremely excited to have him aboard, and I would wager we are equally if not more intrigued than most by what kind of sounds are going to come out of the three of us once we actually get in a room together and do more than just consume fancy booze.”

Claypool said that Primus chose to go through with the live shows in order to help give Alexander some financial relief whilst he recovers from his surgery. The Primus drummer suffered a minor heart attack a few weeks ago and had to undergo a triple heart bypass.

Claypool adds: “When Tim had a minor heart attack a few weeks back we were all startled. When he went in for an angioplasty the next morning and they said he needed a triple bypass we were all shocked. Tim is the ‘Ginseng drummer’ for a reason. He was always the non-meat eating, teetotaling, mastodon of a man who could throw a football over a mountain, chuck a curve ball at 89 miles per hour and could play his drums for hours on end without breaking a sweat, but unfortunately genetics and a taste for dessert have a way of catching up and kicking one’s balls.”

Primus are set to release their new album, Primus & The Chocolate Factory, on the 21st of October.

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Amaranthe to release new album “Massive Addictive” this October

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Sweden’s Amaranthe have announced that they are to release a new album this Autumn.

Titled Massive Addictive, the record will be released via Spinefarm Records on the 21st of October.

“We have lived and breathed this album every hour and every day the last year, and to know that this music is about to reach everyone’s ears is beyond exciting,” guitarist Olaf Mörck enthuses about the forthcoming release. “Following the first leg of The Nexus World Tour, we sat down and agreed that we wanted the next album to be really fresh, new and even to raise a few eyebrows, all while retaining our signature sound.”

Massive Addictive is in every way that huge leap forward we wanted to achieve and the album definitely contains our strongest song writing to date. The press often asks us to ‘describe the album with three words’; this time, the answer is simple – it’s MASSIVE, it’s ADDICTIVE, and most importantly, it’s AMARANTHE!”

The album was recorded at Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark with the producer/engineer Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Epica) at the helm.

The tracklisting for Massive Addictive is as follows:

Amaranthe Massive Addictive1. “Dynamite”
2. “Drop Dead Cynical”
3. “Trinity”
4. “Massive Addictive”
5. “Digital World”
6. “True”
7. “Unreal”
8. “Over and Done”
9. “Danger Zone”
10. “Skyline”
11. “An Ordinary Abnormality”
12. “Exhale”

Amaranthe will be embarking on a series of North American tour dates in support of the release. They will play:

September
25 – The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA *
26 – Club Nokia – Los Angeles, CA *
28 – Gothic Theater – Denver, CO *
30 – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN *

October
1 – Vic Theater – Chicago, IL
2 – Royal Oak Music Theatre – Royal Oak, MI *
3 – The Sound Academy – Toronto, ON *
5 – Metropolis – Montreal, QC *
7 – Ram’s Head Live – Baltimore, MD *
9 – Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA *
10 – Terminal 5 – New York, NY *
26 – House of Blues – Houston, TX
27 – Parish at House of Blues – New Orleans, LA
29 – Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
30 – State Theater – St. Petersburg, FL
31 – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

*supporting Within Temptation

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