Seems like today is the day for breakups, with California post-hardcore band Letlive being the second band to announce their breakup today, after 15 years as a band, due to a ‘divergence of views’.
After almost 12 years, Boston metalcore band Vanna have decided to call it quits, with one last American tour being announced, with support from bands such as Ghost Key and Phinehas.
Buffalo metalcore veterans have released a music video for Map Change, the final track off their eight album, Low Teens.
American rock duo ’68 have released The Workers are Few, the second track off their upcoming album Two Parts Viper.
Florida metalcore band Wage War have released a music video for Don’t Let Me Fade Away, the second single released off their upcoming second album Deadweight.
Blink 182 have released a lyric video for their new track 6/8, the fourth track released off their upcoming California deluxe edition re-release, which comes with an extra 11 tracks.
I guess we can add Darkest Hour to the list of bands that have had issues with Victory Records.
A couple of days ago, John Henry (vocalist for Darkest Hour) sat down to guest on the ‘Lead Singer Syndrome’ podcast, hosted and created by Shane Told (lead singer of Silverstein, who were also signed to Victory Records at one point).
South Carolina hardcore (I actually don’t know if they are hardcore anymore to be honest) band Hundredth have released Neurotic, the first single off their upcoming fourth album Rare.
During a radio interview on the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show and talked with host Daniel P. Carter about several different topics, such as their experiences touring America (they are fresh off the back of their American Nightmare tour, which they did with Underoath and Beartooth) and discussed their upcoming album a bit (the full interview is here).
“I don’t think any of us know. There are a few things I know it won’t be. It’s not going to be a pop record… I don’t think we’d ever do a straight, boring pop record,” Keyboardist Jordan Fish explained. “It’s not going to be a super, super heavy record either.”
He then elaborated on this statement by mentioning elements from their previous albums they may use.
“We’ll probably take bits from what we did on Sempiternal, bits from what we did on That’s The Spirit and take it off in a different direction,” Jordan Fish said. “As long as it’s interesting and exciting, that’s all I really care about.”
“I understand there’s probably a load of people who want us to be super heavy, and a load of people who only like the last album, who don’t like the heavier stuff.”
“That’s just the nature of a band that’s changed styles so much across the course of their career. For us, I just want to write something good. Where it sits genre-wise is something someone else can worry about.”
So I guess we will see. I just hope they just mix it up a bit, because I didn’t mind That’s the Spirit, but I would hate to see them fall in a rut by continuing to play that one particular sound. Anything that sounds like Sempiternal would be amazing however.
Byron Bay metalcore band/wildlife warriors In Hearts Wake have released a new track Passage to go with the announcement of their fourth album Ark.