If you live in or around the New York area and like The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Faceless, Royal Thunder or Primitive Weapons, you’re going to want to be around a computer in about 45 minutes. That’s when tickets will become available for the free Converse Rubber Tracks Live show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg on April 27. With Dillinger’s new album, One of us is the Killer. coming out in May, the band will likely be playing some tracks from the new album. At noon today (EST), tickets become available, meaning you’ll be able to RSVP and get tickets. The rest of the band’s tour, which includes The Faceless and Royal Thunder but not Primitive Weapons, will not be free.
Last week, Scion A/V strongly hinted that they would be releasing “something special” from Meshuggah. Well last night, the most metal car manufacturer didn’t disappoint, and as expected released a free EP by Meshuggah.
Granted, the EP only features two songs, one of which is a live version of “Dancers To A Discordant System” recorded at last years “Distortion Festival” in Eindhoven, NET. However, the other song titled “Pitch Black” is a previously unreleased track recorded back in 2003. 10″ vinyl pressings of the EP will be made available at each stop of Meshuggah’s upcoming tour with Animals As Leaders and Intronaut.
Meshuggah’s Scion A/V EP can be downloaded for free in the player above. However, if for some reason the words “FREE” and “MESHUGGAH SONGS” weren’t enough encouragement for you, both songs can be heard in the YouTube video clips after the jump. Read more »
Relapse Records have one of the most diverse rosters in metal. From grindcore like Pig Destroyer and Murder Construct to the progressive southern rock of Baroness and Royal Thunder and classic metal bands like Death and Dying Fetus, the label’s got you covered. And now you can download a free, 21-track sampler that not only includes the aforementioned bands and more, but also features a few new signings as well. Ironhorse and Blockheads have music coming out on Relapse in 2013, but you don’t have to wait that long if you download the sampler, which you can do here. The track listing is as follows:
1. Pig Destroyer – Sis
2. Ironhorse – Failure
3. Weapon – Vanguard Of The Morning Star
4. Baroness – March to the Sea
5. Royal Thunder – Blue
6. Christian Mistress – Haunted Hunted
7. Hooded Menace – Effigies of Evil
8. Serpentine Path – Crotalus Horridus Horridus
9. Inverloch – The Menin Road
10. Dying Fetus – From Womb To Waste
11. Murder Construct – Compelled by Mediocrity
12. Spawn Of Possession – Where Angels Go Demons Follow
13. Primate – Global Division
14. Horseback – Ahriman
15. Locrian – Chalk Point
16. -16- – Ants in my Bloodstream
17. Liberteer – Build No System
18. General Surgery – Like An Ever Flying Limb
19. Cripple Bastards – Senza Impronte
20. Blockheads – Famine
21. Death – Living Monstrosity
Here’s the full version of Mötley Crüe’s new single, “Sex.” Hearing the whole thing hasn’t really made us change our mind from when we posted the teaser on Friday. It’s not terrible, but it’s probably not going to change anyone’s mind about the band. It’s generic to the point of almost appearing indistinguishable from any active rock band, with the exception of Vince Neil’s vocals, which stand out a bit more than they did in the teaser. You’ll be able to download the song for free for the rest of the day by going to the band’s web site.
2012 has already proven to be a big year for Paradise Lost. Having just released their thirteenth album Tragic Idol, the UK doom/goth metal legends will be hitting the road with Devin Townsend and Katatonia this September in their first North American tour in five years. So of course it makes sense to release a compilation of their “greatest hits.” However, Century Media have done one better.
Titled Lost In Time, Paradise Lost’s new compilation is being offered to fans FOR FREE over at Metal Sucks. Yup, you heard us: one track from each of Paradise Lost’s past thirteen albums available for FREE download. The only real catch is that it’s being limited to 4,400 downloads. However, you can still stream the compilation over at Metal Sucks. So don’t waste any more time and head over to Metal Sucks for your free download of Paradise Lost’s Lost In Time compilation.
We’re all pretty excited for the release of Ihsahn’s new solo recordEremita, set to be released on June 19. And thanks to the former Emperor guitarist’s label Candlelight Records, we get an early taste of a full song (and not just audio samples).
Candlelight Records is currently releasing a free eight song sampler via Amazon for a limited time. Among the eight tracks is a brand spanking new song by Ihsahn called “The Paranoid.” As if that wasn’t enough, the sampler also includes a previously unreleased and unmastered track from Rumpelstiltskin Grinder. Since we’re still not sure when exactly the thrash group’s new album Ghostmaker will be released, this early production mix will have to hold us over.
The free sampler also includes songs from Falloch, The Rotted, Wodensthrone, Sear Bliss, Woe, and Winterfylleth. And rather than hearing us blabber on and on about the new songs from Ihsahn and Rumpelstiltskin Grinder, just go ahead and download the free sampler from Candlelight Records now.
In addition to being Chimaira’s keyboardist/ sampler, Sean Zatorsky is one hell of a singer. Not only has he proven that during some last minute fill-ins for Chimaira, but also through his work with Daath. Don’t believe us? Well now you can find out for yourself, as Zatorsky has given away all of the material he’s done with Daath for free via Facebook.
That includes both full length albums he’s recorded with Daath (2009’s The Concealers and 2010’s self-titled release), three b-sides from The Concealers, five demos from the self-titled release, and his try out song. So what do fans have to do to obtain the free downloads? Well, nothing really, besides go to Zatorsky’s Facebook (namely here, here and here) and click on the links. Yup, that easy! In fact, the only catch may be that you have to download it fast before it’s taken down, since there has to be a few parties (labels, managers, hell maybe even band mates) who aren’t too pleased with this generous give away.
Actually, to be more specific, according to a post he made roughly 15 hours ago, you have until later today to get your free downloads. So stuff fussing around and go to Zatorsky’s Facebook (again, try here, here and here first) for your free Daath material.
This coming Fall will be very busy for Atlanta’s MonstrO. In addition to touring with Kyuss Lives! and The Sword, the quartet will be releasing their debut self-titled album on September 6. Now they’re giving fans a taste via a free download.
MonstrO is giving away a new song called “Anchors Up!” for free download via their Facebook page. If for some reason you don’t like free things, you can also stream the song on the band’s website before downloading. If the rest of this album, which was produced by Alice In Chains’ William DuVall, sounds as solid as this song, then this is one album we’re looking forward to hearing this Fall. Fun fact: bassist Kyle Sanders, formerly in Bloodsimple, is Troy Sanders of Mastodon’s brother.
By now, you probably know about everything that Scion A/V Metal has been doing in the underground scene. Not only has the car company branched into the metal world with their own Scion Rock Festivals, but also through releasing music from bands like Magrudergrind and Primate. And now their metal imprint label is continuing that tradition through releasing Enslaved’s new EP The Sleepless Gods. And even better, Scion A/V Metal is offering the Norwegian black metal’s new recording FOR FREE! That’s right, FREE.
You can check out streams of the songs “Heimvegen” at Metal Injection and “Alu Misyrki” at Decibel Magazine if you really want. But starting today, you can download each track individually for free over at Scion A/V. Four tracks of pure Norwegian black metal for free? Sweet deal, if you ask us!
So what are you waiting for? Go download Enslaved’s new EP (oh, did we mention that it’s free?!) and find out for yourselves why our buds at Metal Sucks ranked the band’s Ivar Bjørnson at #22 in their Top 25 Modern Metal Guitarists list.
Last month , our friends at MetalSucks compiled a compilation featuring the best of New York City’s current metal scene and gave it away FOR FREE. Well as promised, the MetalSucks editiors have released the second volume to their free compilation series NYC Sucks. Volume 2 features songs from another 13 of the city’s best in all sub-genres of metal, including bands like Moth Eater, Tombs, Defeatist, Goes Cube, Empyreon, and many more. And oh yeah, did we mention it’s FREE?
Go over to MetalSucks now and download NYC Sucks, Volume 2 for yourself now. But wait, still don’t have the first volume? Well that’s ok, cause guess what: NYC Sucks, Volume 1 is also still available as a free download! What could be a better deal than getting 27 songs from MetalSucks’ favorite metal acts from New York City for free?!
Unsigned & Streamed vets Anciients, who’s Season of Mist debut Heart of Oak is out now, have landed the opening slot on the Lamb of God tour. They’ll be playing from May 16 – June 10. Check out the dates here.
Sinestra Studios (who very often provides Metal Insider with some killer live photos) is hosting its very first art galleria and metal show on Saturday, May 25, at The Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, NY. Tickets for the event are onsale now.
Louna has premiered a new music video for the song “Business” with Crave Online. The extravagant and politically themed music video comes in support of the Russian hard rock group’s new album, Behind The Mask, available now via Red Decade Records and MEG/RED.