alternative metal

Sunflower Dead announces new album “C O M A” - due out in October 2018

Los Angeles Hard Rockers Sunflower Dead have announced they have signed to EMP Label Group, who will release the band’s upcoming third album “C O M A” on October 19th, 2018.

The album, produced by Dave Fortman (Slipknot, Evanescence) features an updated lineup of the band, including founding members vocalist (and accordion player) Michael Del Pizzo, guitarist Jaboo, and Jamie Teissere (Droid), rounded out by Powerflo/ex Fear Factory bassist Christian Olde Wolbers, and Brian “Brett” Weir, formerly of Starset, on drums.

The Flood announces new singer Samson Pavon

San Diego’s nu Metal act The Flood has announced their new singer, Samson Pavon.

The band stated:
“We're super thrilled to announce the former End Time Lions (unsigned) Frontman, Samson Pavon, as our new singer! He's a Total War Machine and absolutely the right guy to complete our line-up! And as we speak we already are working with him on the new tracks! Stay tuned!”...

Samson Pavon adds:

Mushroomhead to release new DVD “Volume III” on August 17th 2018

Influential Cleveland, Ohio-based metal pioneers Mushroomhead are thrilled to announce the upcoming release of their new DVD, entitled “Volume III”.

The DVD is set to hit retailers on August 17th, 2018, via Megaforce Records.

Volume III” will feature over 90 minutes of new material, including stunning new music videos, backstage antics, and exclusive never-seen-before content.

Masiro to release new EP “Geodesics” on September 7th 2018

Oxford mathcore trio Masiro have been captivating listeners with their own blend of math-prog-metal since the tail end of 2011.

Originally formed with Chris Pethers on drums and Mike Bannard on guitar, the twosome wanted to push the envelope and consequently hooked up with Chris Hutchinson Mogg (ex-50ft Panda) to help fulfil their unique vision of producing a sound that is not only interesting and off kilter, but hypnotic and alluring.

A Perfect Circle debut 2D Clip of “The Contrarian” and extend Fall 2018 North American Tour

A Perfect Circle offer a 2D clip of “The Contrarian” as the band extends their previously announced North American Fall tour.

Wathc the video “The Contrarian” for below.

Several new shows have been added to the month-long North American trek including an appearance at this year’s Voodoo Music + Arts Experience, as well as headlining dates in Baltimore, Detroit and more (dates listed below). Tickets for the newly added headlining dates are on-sale this Friday at 10 am local time.

Black Water Chemistry to release new EP “Return to Ashes” on August 31st 2018

South Wales metal outfit Black Water Chemistry are carving out a prominent name for themselves, as they launch out of the underground and aim for the jugular of the UK scene, loaded with their brand new EP, “Return to Ashes”, which arrives on August 31st, 2018.

Before then, the band have released the track, “Return to Ashes”, which can be streamed below.

Chandrian Kill to release debut EP “Bring Out Your Dead” on September 7th 2018

Chandrian Kill have confirmed they'll release their debut EP “Bring Out Your Dead” on September 7th, 2018.

Consisting of three extraordinary tracks that deliver contemporary thought provoking metal, the new EP was co-produced by Chandrian Kill and Brad Tuttle (Seven) at Seventh Studios, USA.

A teaser video for “I Collide”, the first single to be released on July 4th, can be seen below.

Chandrian Kill's sound comes from the meeting of two creative British minds with a long history in metal music, with strong doses of melodic invention added to the potent mix.

Bullet For My Valentine release music video for new single “Letting You Go”

Bullet For My Valentine have released “Letting You Go”, the third track from forthcoming album, “Gravity”.

Check out the official music video for “Letting You Go” below.

Matt Tuck Says: “"Letting You Go" was a very challenging song to write in so many ways. It’s by far the most experimental track I’ve ever written musically and lyrically. I really wanted to make a track that stood out from the crowd and separated us from any other band in our genre, and that’s exactly what "Letting You Go" does”.
 

Starsick System release music video for new single “Half. Awake”

“Half. Awake” is the first single taken from “Half.”, the new EP by Starsick System.

This song is the beginning of a new era for the band and it has come to life because of the fan's support through MusicRaiser campaign.

The band has created a total new brand with a strong evolution of their sound: from hard rock of the beginning to current modern metal for fans of Nothing More, Of Mice & Men, Escape The Fate, Papa Roach, Bring Me The Horizon. Catchy melodies, heavy riff and great chorus.

Check out the video for “Half. Awake” below.

The Five Hundred to release debut album “Bleed Red” on August 17th 2018

Bleed Red” is the debut album by British metal band The Five Hundred.

Produced by Justin Hill (SiKth, Heart Of A Coward, Betraying The Martyrs) “Bleed Red” is due for release on August 17th 2018.
 
Each song represents a different facet of the psyche, persona, or essence of addiction – from hedonism and oblivion all the way through to seduction, narcissism, psychosis and ultimate self-destruction.