Spectre

Daniel Craig Returns As James Bond In New ‘Spectre’ Teaser Trailer

The James Bond series has been going strong since the 1960s, and Spectre will become the 24th film in the series when it hits theaters later this year.

We don’t know much about Spectre yet, but we do know that Daniel Craig returns once again to take on the role of Bond. The movie dives into Bond’s past, and we may learn more about the agent’s mysterious background. The first teaser trailer has just been released, and it hints at an adventure that turns out to be the conclusion of his story. You can check out the trailer below.

A release date hasn’t been revealed yet, so be sure to check in again soon for more details and keep an eye out for another trailer. Read more »

From first to last

From First To Last Announce Details For New Album

After months of anticipation, From First To Last are finally ready to share with fans the details on their forthcoming album with Spencer Sotelo at the helm. The new album is titled Dead Trees, and it will be released April 28 via Sumerian Records.

Physical pre-order bundles are available for purchase through Killer Merch.

If you haven’t heard the new single the band released in November, also titled “Dead Trees,” you can give it a listen below. Read more »

Sufferer

Members Of Hail The Sun, A Lot Like Birds And I The Mighty Start New Project

Members of Hail The Sun, A Lot Like Birds and I The Mighty have gotten together to start a new project that tackles an issue that many Americans are familiar with. The new band, named Sufferer, is a project with the goal of giving fans some insight into what it’s like to suffer from anxiety.

To help kick off the project, the guys launched a Kickstarter to fund the recording of their album. There are plenty of rewards for those who back the project. The list includes digital copies of the album, vinyl, signed posters and more. Go show your support and read more on the project by heading here.

Alesana

Alesana Share Lead Single From Upcoming Album

Alesana will be releasing the final installment of their Annabelle trilogy, titled Confessions, next month via Revival Recordings. Fans who have pre-ordered Confessions recently received a digital download of the single “Oh, How The Mighty Have Fallen.” The band has finally unleashed the single for the rest of us to check out. They teamed up with Revolver Mag to premiere the lyric video for it. You can also check it out below.

Pre-orders for the album are available for purchase through Merch Bucket. When you pre-order the album you will receive an instant download of “Oh, How The Mighty Have Fallen” and “Fatima Rusalka.” Read more »

Ceremony

Ceremony Announce New Album, Debut Somber New Tracks

Ceremony is was a hardcore punk band from Rohnert Park, California. Their last album, 2012′s Zoo marked a shift from their chaotic early sound into a more controlled post-punk direction.

While Zoo was still energetic and undeniably punk (not to mention excellent), the band’s just-announced follow-up The L-Shaped Man represents an even more drastic transformation into pure Joy Division worship. I suppose this shouldn’t come as much of a surprise considering the band named itself after New Order’s debut single. Read more »

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Monsters: Dark Continent’ Has Little To Do With Monsters

Film: Monsters: Dark Continent
Starring: Johnny Harris, Sam Keeley
Directed by: Tom Green

Taking place ten years after the events in Gareth Edwards’ Monsters and featuring an entirely different cast of characters in a completely different environment, Monsters: Dark Continent showcases another, far less thrilling side of cinematic universe expansion.

It opens with a soldier standing under a blazing sun while his narration tells us how the world has changed since the monsters arrived. Being a low class kid from Detroit, our hero was left with the option to either fight for his life or make the most of the ruins surrounding his once great city. He chose to fight, and soon he and his closest friends found themselves halfway around the world for the purposes of keeping monsters, as well as terrorists, at bay. Read more »

Insurgent-Review

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Insurgent’ Is A Complete Disaster

Film: Insurgent
Starring: Shailene Woodley, Theo James
Directed by: Robert Schwentke

Coming off a film that seemed to exist solely for the purpose of setting up its sequel(s), Insurgent offers more of the same mediocrity the Divergent series has become synonymous with over the last year. It’s neither better nor worse than its predecessor. It simply is, and that is far from enough to hold viewer’s interest.

Picking up sometime after the events of the first film, Insurgent opens to find Tris, Four, and the others who fled the city taking shelter in the quiet community of Amity. It’s a safe place, at least for the time being, but it’s not the final destination for our leads. Their work to free the city and all its inhabitants from the rule of Jeanine is still very much in progress, but when we arrive on scene our heroes are waiting for the perfect time to strike. Read more »

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‘Southpaw’ Trailer: Jake Gyllenhaal + Boxing = Box Office Gold

All great boxing movies have to start with the protagonist being or becoming an underdog. In the case of the Jake Gyllenhaal-led film Southpaw, it’s the latter.

Billy “The Great” Hope (Gyllenhaal) is the reigning Junior Middleweight Champion whose unorthodox stance, the so-called “Southpaw,” consists of an ineloquent, though brutal, display of offensive fighting. With a beautiful family, home and financial security, Billy is on top both in and out of the ring until a tragic accident leaves his wife dead and sends him into a downward spiral. This leads Billy to dabble in drugs and alcohol, which later causes him to lose his daughter to Child Services. His fate seems sealed until a washed-up former boxer named Tick agrees to take the bereaved pugilist under his wing so long as he agrees to his strict ethos. Relentless and utterly committed to a fighter that thinks as much as he throws punches, Tick rebuilds Billy into a new man: one that is agile, fearsome and uncompromising in the ring while thoughtful, loving and disciplined outside of it.

You can view the first trailer for Southpaw, which features previously unreleased music from Eminem, below. The film opens nationwide July 31, 2015. Read more »

Jamie xx In Colour

Jamie xx Announces Debut Album ‘In Colour,’ Shares “Loud Places”

If you couldn’t stop playing Jamie xx‘s single “Girl” last year, get excited. The xx member and electronic musician has announced his debut album, In Colour, drops June 2 via Young Turks and features collaborations with The xx’s Romy Madley Croft and Oliver Sim, Young Thug, Popcaan, and Four Tet. Pre-orders are ongoing here. In anticipation of the 11-track release, he’s shared a new single and music video titled “Loud Places.”

Previous singles “Girl” and “Sleep Sound” will be joined on the album by “Loud Places,” a soaring yet mellow number featuring vocals from The xx member Romy Madley Croft. Its deep bass and graceful hand claps get elevated by somber piano and the occasional synth popping in the background. Directed by Simon Halsall and Jean-Baptiste Fugger, the music video brings “Loud Places” to life, illustrating city life with passing subways, skateboards on half pipes, and all sorts of 3D confetti. It’s as colorful as the album cover which, given everything we know so far, seems pretty spot on.

Check out “Loud Places” below: Read more »

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Atreyu Share “So Others May Live,” Reclaim Their Heavy Crown

The return of Atreyu in 2014 came with a fresh wave of rumors regarding the group’s plans for the future. Some expected a 10-year tour for The Curse, while others thought the band would immediately hit the studio. The group ultimately chose to do neither, instead playing a string of shows across the US, but in 2015 they are planning to share a new record and earlier this week we heard what we believe is the album’s first single.

“So Others May Live” is a song written for and about the men and women currently fighting in the armed forces. It’s one of the heaviest songs in Atreyu’s catalog, but it also features the signature clean vocals from drummer Brandon Saller that made the group’s early work so memorable. As a lifelong fan of the band, this is exactly the approach I want them to take on all future material, and I’m willing to bet other longtime followers will agree. You can stream the song and view its official music video below. Read more »

ecca vandal

Sounds Of The (Down) Underground: Ecca Vandal

Artist: Ecca Vandal
Genre: Ecca Vandal
Latest release: “White Flag” / “Battle Royal”
For fans of: Genre-hopping, futuristic jams with a punk rock spirit.

It has been said that music is the last true voice of the human spirit, a transcendent communication tool that can go beyond divisions of race, gender, socioeconomic status or religious belief, straight to the core of the human experience. Wielded correctly it has the power to manipulate emotions, cause involuntary dance movements and inspire widespread social change. The music of Melbourne’s Ecca Vandal has the power to do all of this at once. Read more »

Break It Down

Emery Launch New Podcast

Toby Morrell and Matt Carter of Emery have been working on a popular podcast named BadChristian. The podcast has been a successful endeavor, so it’s no surprise that Matt Carter has decided to launch another podcast. This one is titled Break It Down, and its goal is to share and discuss new music.

The pilot episode gives fans a sneak peek of the upcoming Emery album. You can listen to the episode by heading here.

If you like what you hear, you can subscribe to the podcast through iTunes.