John Bassett to release new 4-track EP in April

John Bassett

Kingbathmat and Arcade Messiah mainman John Bassett has announced that he will release a new 4-track EP early next month.

Titled Aperture, the new collection is due out on the 3rd of April, with Bassett saying that he wanted to release something that was different to his other output.

“I took a small break from recording the latest Arcade Messiah project to put together something completely different,” he says, ” – a mellow, small collection of post rock, ambient style songs.

“The whole process was completed in a spontaneous manner over 12 days.”

Aperture will be available via Bassett’s bandcamp page, with the musician releasing a teaser trailer that you can hear below.

The Aperture EP tracklist is:

John Bassett - Aperture cover01. “Break The Wall”
02. “Joy In Despair”
03. “Awaiting”
04. “Jenna”

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Watch! Butcher Babies uncover EP teaser trailer

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Butcher Babies have released a teaser trailer for their new EP, Uncovered.

Scheduled for release on the 6th of October, the EP contains cover versions of songs by bands as diverse at ZZ Top, Napolean XIV, the Osmonds and Suicidal Tendencies.

Speaking of their cover version of the Osmonds track “Crazy Horses”, Butcher Babies vocalist Heidi Shepherd said: “When I came across Crazy Horses, it was the heaviest song I had heard at that age. I would play it over and over again – I was addicted.”

“To this date, it’s still one of my favourite songs and reminds me so much of growing up in Utah.”

The EP is available to order directly from the Butcher Babies website.

You can watch the teaser trailer for the EP below:

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Liv Kristine streams clips of new solo album, Vervain

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Liv Kristine, frontwoman with Leaves’ Eyes, has released a teaser trailer featuring clips of all 10 tracks from her forthcoming fifth solo LP, Vervain.

The album is due for release on the 27th of October via Napalm Records and features a guest appearance by Doro Pesch.

Speaking of Pesch’s appearance on track “Stronghold Of Angels”, Kristine said: “This metal hymn is special to me – and Doro’s unique voice takes it to an exceptional emotional level. Thank you, Doro, for staying with us, and for the late-night talks.”

You can watch the teaser trailer for Vervain below:

The full tracklist for Vervain is as follows:

Liv Kristine Vervain Album Cover01. “My Wilderness”
02. “Love Decay” (ft. Michelle Darkness)
03. “Vervain”
04. “Stronghold Of Angels” (ft. Doro)
05. “Hunters”
06. “Lotus”
07. “Elucidation”
08. “Two And A Heart”
09. “Creeper”
10. “Oblivious”

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Obituary tease new album, “Inked In Blood”

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Floridian death metal legends Obituary have released a teaser for their new album, Inked In Blood.

The album is the band’s first new material in over 5 years, and is scheduled for release via Relapse Records on the 27th of October. It was funded via a successful Kickstarter campaign which raised over $60,000 against an initial target of $10,000.

Says the band: “We don’t know how to explain it but we really hit the ‘metal nail’ on the head with this album. We have been writing and working on the new material for nearly three years and we could not be more excited how these songs have turned out.”

The full tracklisting for Inked In Blood is:

“Centuries Of Lies”
“Violent By Nature”
“Pain Inside”
“Visions In My Head”
“Back On Top”
“Inked In Blood”
“Deny You”
“Within A Dying Breed”
“Minds Of The World”
“Out Of Blood”
“Paralyzed With Fear”

You can watch the official teaser trailer for the album, featuring clips of 3 songs, below:

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Ty Seagall announces new album, ‘Manipulator’, and UK tour dates

Ty Seagall has announced details of his new album.

Titled Manipulator, the LP will be released via Drag City on the 26th of August. The album will feature 17 new songs and follows the US musician’s 2013 album, Sleeper. You can watch a teaser trailer for the album by clicking above.

Never less than prolific, 2012 saw Seagall release not one, but three albums: one under his own name, one as part of The Ty Segall Band and one under the White Fence moniker.

Following the release of Manipulator, Seagall will play three UK shows in November.

10th of November: Manchester Gorilla
11th of November: Leeds Brudenell Social Club
12th of November: London Electric Ballroom

The full tracklisting for Manipulator is as follows:

“Tall Man, Skinny Lady”
“The Singer”
“It’s Over”
“The Faker”
“The Clock”
“Green Belly”
“Connection Man”
“Mister Main”
“The Hand”
“Susie Thumb”
“Don’t You Want To Know? (Sue)”
“The Crawler”
“Who’s Producing You?”
“The Feels”
“Stick Around”

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