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Fall Out Boy To Release ‘American Beauty/American Psycho’ in January

We’ve all been waiting for the follow-up to 2013′s Save Rock And Roll, the latest effort from our favorite boys of Illinois, Fall Out Boy. SR&R has divided fans’ opinions as the band began to channel more synth and pop elements into their sound.

Previously released singles like “Centuries” and “Immortals” have also suggested that the band is heading in a similar direction for their new record.

Starting the year off right, the band has just unveiled that they will be releasing American Beauty/American Psycho on January 20. The record’s lead single, which will …

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James Blake’s New Album Will Drop in “About Five Months,” May Feature Kanye West

James Blake isn’t one to take a break. While the UK crooner and electronic producer’s last album, Overgrown, came out in 2012, he’s been hard at work since, touring the globe, DJing sets, and dropping new songs “200 Press” and “Building It Still.” Now, the singer-songwriter has announced his next album is on the way.

In an interview with the Miami New Times (via CoS), Blake said that the new album is “seventy percent done” and should drop in “about five months.” For those of you following his mini updates, the Kanye West rumors are …

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A Place to Bury Strangers Unleash New Single “Straight,” Prepare to Shatter Eardrums on Spring U.S. and Euro Tours

Confession: Of all the shows I’ve attended, I’ve only worn earplugs twice. On both occasions, I was watching Brooklyn post-punk outfit A Place to Bury Strangers at The Empty Bottle in Chicago. As much as they’re known for their memorable live shows, these harbingers of noise and chaos have also released a series of great records dating back to a 2007 self-titled debut LP that quickly earned the band an opening slot on Nine Inch Nails’ U.S. tour.

Anyway, APTBS have just announced their fourth LP and follow-up to 2012′s Worship. The album is called Transfixiation. It hits …

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AC/DC Deliver A New Classic With “Rock Or Bust”

Get your devil horns ready…

2014 has not treated AC/DC as well as the aging rock icons deserve, but nothing will stop the band from sharing new material with fans. Their latest album, Rock Or Bust, is due next month, and early this morning the record’s killer title track found its way online.

The release of the title track follows the stream and video of “Play Ball,” a single which is perfectly okay, but nothing impressive, especially when compared to the band’s catalog. “Rock Or Bust” is another story entirely, finding a fist pump ready pace early and delivering …

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Good Luck Varsity May Be Done, But There’s Still New Material To Be Heard

About a year ago, Michigan band Good Luck Varsity went their separate ways after differences between members of the band became too great to continue their efforts.

Rumblings of an upcoming album we’re quickly overshadowed by the splitting of the band, and many were left to wonder if any new material would ever surface from Good Luck Varsity.

Today, former guitarist/singer Evan Baker announced some news about Good Luck Varsity via his new group, American Arson. The statement indicates that the guys had indeed recorded a new album before the dissolution of GLV, though it made no confirmation of …

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REVIEW: The Ghost Inside – ‘Dear Youth’

Artist: The Ghost Inside
Album: Dear Youth
Label: Epitaph Records
Genre: Metalcore

Over the course of their steady climb up the ranks of the music scene, The Ghost Inside have developed a dedicated fanbase through the combination of crushing metalcore, memorable choruses, and brutally honest lyricism (e.g. “Engine 45″). Thus, there wasn’t necessarily a pressing obligation for the group to evolve as long as they stuck to their proven formula, but it became clear settling for safety wouldn’t be the case when it was revealed that their newest effort, Dear Youth, would be a loose concept album. As noted …

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Dustin Kensrue (Thrice) Is In The Studio Recording New Solo Album

Thrice frontman Dustin Kensrue has been slowly but surely making his way back into music, especially with his solo work. The last release we saw from Kensrue was 2013′s The Water & the Blood which was highly successful after the breakup of Thrice.

Today, Kensrue announced that he is back at work in the studio, currently recording and producing on his own terms, the follow-up to last year’s effort. A release date has not been determined yet but the album will be distributed through Staple Records/Vagrant Records. Check out what Kensrue had to say about the songs that will be …

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SINGLE REVIEW: Sleeping With Sirens – “Kick Me”

Artist: Sleeping With Sirens
Song: “Kick Me”
Album: TBA
Genre: Post-Hardcore, Punk

Last year, Sleeping With Sirens released their third album, Feel, and have been touring in support of it for quite a while, including the current world tour with their good buddies in Pierce The Veil. For the most part, the band has stuck to their unique sound, while bringing in a host of interesting guest vocalists including rapper MGK on their lead single “Alone.” This past summer, Sleeping With Sirens left their original home of Rise Records and have just now announced their signing to Epitaph

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Possible New Refused Album in the Works?

Within the last few years, even weeks, we’ve seen stirs of life from the genre-defining group Refused. The band got back together and played a few reunion shows and announced that that was it.

Then all of a sudden, about two weeks ago, it was made known via Facebook drama, that guitarist Jon Brännström had been fired from the band because, and I quote, “he did not share our passion for the band.” Cryptic, but somewhat revealing.

And yesterday, the bassist from …And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead, Autry Fulbright II, posted on Instagram …

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Azealia Banks Finally Drops Her Debut Album, ‘Broke With Expensive Taste,’ and It’s Amazing

At long last, it’s finally here. After two years of label changes, Twitter feuds, and hip-hop drama, Harlem rapper Azealia Banks has dropped her debut LP, Broke With Expensive Taste. The surprise release sees Azealia Banks on top of her game and, surprisingly, it was well worth the wait.

Opener “Idle Delilah” starts things off right. The album is filled with all sorts of sly, infectious beats that see Banks rapping over them with ease while phone beeps, salsa twists, and guests spots are sprinkled throughout. Previously heard hits “212,” “Heavy Metal Reflective,” and “Yung

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Silverstein Announce New Album Slated For Spring 2015

Earlier this afternoon, Silverstein took to social media to announce that their eighth full-length album, I Am Alive In Everything I Touch, will hit shelves this coming spring via Rise Records. It will act as a follow-up to the Ontario outfit’s 2013 effort, This Is How the Wind Shifts, which peaked at number 59 on the Billboard 200 chart. Let us know if you’ll be picking up a copy in the replies.

In a few months, the band will be headlining a massive nationwide tour to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of their career-defining record, Discovering The Waterfront. …

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Sleeping With Sirens Join Epitaph Records, Release “Kick Me” Music Video

Following several increasingly successful years with Rise Records, Sleeping With Sirens have announced that they are the newest members of the Epitaph Records family. The band has also announced the completion of their latest record and are celebrating their big news with the release of the record’s first single.

I know a little bit of time has passed since Sleeping With Sirens have released new music, and after hearing what they have been working on it’s clear that a lot has changed in the members’ lives over the last year and a half. “Kick Me,” which debuted online alongside its …