NONPOINT: Another New Song Available For Streaming
"Go Time", a brand new song from NONPOINT, can be streamed using the audio player below (courtesy of AOL's Noisecreep). The track comes off the band's self-titled album, which will be released on October 9 viaRazor & Tie. The CD was produced/mixed by Grammy-nominated producer Johnny K (DISTURBED, STAIND, MEGADETH) and features additional production and mixing from Brian Virtue (30 SECONDS TO MARS, CHEVELLE).
"Nonpoint" features 12 of the most raw and real songs of their 15-year career with unique, uncompromising, and undeniable hard rock on their self-titled ninth studio album and first for Razor & Tie. Weathering lineup changes, label shifts, and other trials and tribulations, founding membersElias Soriano (vocals) and Robb Rivera (drums) regrouped with fresh blood — Dave Lizzio (guitar), Adam Wolosyzn (bass), and Rasheed Thomas (guitar) — and captured pure fire this time around.
"Nonpoint" pre-order bundles are also available now at Nonpoint.com. The bundles include a variety of t-shirts and jersey designs as well as the full album and digital download.
NONPOINT is currently on the road for a headline tour that will run through November. The band recently wrapped a summer run with CALL ME NO ONE.
Soriano explains the new album, "We wanted this record to be a punch in the face. There was a lot of stuff I wanted to artistically vent about. It's a fresh start for us. We felt like having a self-titled record says it all. We hit the reset button, and there's life again. You can hear it musically. We're not going anywhere."
"This album is the beginning of a brand new chapter in the world ofNONPOINT... rejuvenated and full of positivity," adds Rivera. "Elias has written his most personal lyrics yet that shows the signs of endurance this band has had in our 15-year career."
The band opened up the floodgates to the new album by unleashing one of its heaviest tracks, "I Said It", as a free download on their web site this summer and the fans responded with overwhelming enthusiasm, welcoming the onslaught. The first official single, "Left For You", is for sale now oniTunes.
"Nonpoint" track listing:
01. Lights, Camera, Action
02. The Way I See Things
03. I Said It
04. Left For You
05. International Crisis
06. Another Mistake
07. That Day
08. Pandora's Box
09. Go Time
10. Independence Day
"Go Time" audio stream (courtesy of AOL's Noisecreep):
"Left For You" video:
PAPA ROACH's 'The Connection' Projected To Sell 18K-21K First Week
PAPA ROACH's new album, "The Connection", is likely to sell between 18,000 and 21,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to industry web site Hits Daily Double. The estimate was based on one-day sales reports compiled after the record arrived in stores on October 2 via Eleven Seven Music.
PAPA ROACH's previous album, 2010's "Time For Annihilation... On The Road And On The Record", opened with 16,000 units to debut at position No. 23 on The Billboard 200 chart.
The band's 2006 CD, "The Paramour Sessions", premiered with nearly 37,000 copies — a drop from the 52,000 first-week performance of 2004's"Getting Away With Murder" — to land at No. 16.
"Time For Annihilation... On The Road And On The Record" featured a mix of live tracks and new studio cuts.
"The Connection" was recorded at the band's hometown studio, The Red House in Sacramento, California, and was produced by rock veteranJames Michael (SIXX: A.M., HALESTORM) and John Feldmann (PANIC AT THE DISCO, THE USED, ESCAPE THE FATE).
PAPA ROACH's video for the song "Still Swingin'" was filmed in New York City with David Brodsky of Brooklyn's MyGoodEye Music Visuals(HELLYEAH, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, GOATWHORE, MUNICIPAL WASTE, SUFFOCATION).
Of the tune itself, singer Jacoby Shaddix told Loudwire in an interview, "It is the most important statement for the band. I think it just says a lot about [PAPA ROACH]. It's about my personal life, my highs and lows and what I've gone through and I'm a fuckin survivor dude. I'm a fighter. I think it's taking a challenge and I'm always willing to step up to it and I'm not going to go out without a fight. And [PAPA ROACH], we're the band that no matter what we're fucking up against, we're gonna prevail."
"The Connection" track listing:
02. Still Swingin'
03. Where Did The Angels Go
04. Silence Is The Enemy
05. Before I Die
06. Wish You Never Met Me
07. Give Me Back My Life
08. Breathe You In
09. Leader Of The Broken Hearts
10. Not That Beautiful
11. Walking Dead
12. Won't Let Up
13. As Far As I Remember
PAPA ROACH in August officially dropped off the Rockstar Energy Uproar Festival after just one week, with Shaddix needing surgery to remove a nodule on his vocal cord. Shaddix was diagnosed earlier this summer and attempted to take care of it without an operation, but issued a statement saying, "I was hoping to be able to go out there and kill it on this tour by resting and doing vocal exercises, but my voice has just gone out on me. I hate to let our fans down, but unfortunately surgery is the only way to fix it. The last thing we want to do is give our fans less than 100% every night. We know they'll understand and we'll be back better than ever."
The throat problems follow a tough period during which Shaddix split and reconciled with his wife of 15 years and also fell off the wagon.
"Still Swingin'" video:
Is RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE Working On New Album?
When approached by TMZ.com's crew and camera and asked if RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE was working on a new album?, the band's bassist, Tim Commerford, replied, "Maybe." (See video below.)
RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE released its last studio album,"Renegades", in 2000. The band disbanded that year and reunited in 2007, but despite playing a number of live shows has not recorded anything new.
RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE guitarist Tom Morello in 2010 dismissed as "inaccurate" a quote from the group's frontman Zack De la Rochawhere the singer reportedly said that the chances of the band recording a new album are better now than they have been before. "There's no plans for that now," Morello said. "The band gets along great, we're playing some of the best shows of our career over the last couple of years, and no one is ruling out that... But as a band, I hope that we will continue to, at a minimum, play shows in the future."
New Albums by Green Day, No Doubt Chart High in First Week
The new album by Mumford & Sons may have taken the top slot on the Billboard 200 album chart, but new albums by Green Day and No Doubt both had solid landings on the chart this week. Green Day's ¡Uno! debuted in second place with 139,000 copies sold, edging out Push and Shove from No Doubt, which sold 115,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. ¡Uno!'s first week sales figures are not quite as impressive as sales of Green Day's last album, 21st Century Breakdown, which dropped in 2009 with first-week sales of 215,000. It's Green Day's eighth top 10 album.
No Doubt also had a decrease in debut-week sales from their last release, which was all the way back in 2001, when Rock Steady sold 255,000 albums during its first week out. But for No Doubt, the #3 position on the chart tops Rock Steady's opening week peak at #9.
Slash Postpones L.A. Show Due to Singer's Illness
Slash postponed his concert scheduled for Wednesday, October 3, in Los Angeles due to singer Myles Kennedy's illness. The former Guns N'Roses guitarist is on tour with Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators in support of his album, Apocalyptic Love.
The show, planned for The Wiltern in LA, has been rescheduled for December 2.
“We want to be 100% for this gig and we’re just not at this moment,” Slash said in a statement. “We’ll be back December 2nd in fighting form. See you then!”
"My apologies to everyone who was planning on coming out to the show tonight,” added Kennedy. “I promise to make it up to you when we return in a few months."
All tickets for the October 3 show will be honored on December 2, but refunds will be available at the point of purchase for ticket holders who can not attend the re-scheduled show.
Green Day Announces ¡Dos! Track List
Billie Joe Armstrong may be stuck in rehab, but Green Day is releasing ¡Dos! on schedule, and they've just announced the track listing. The album -- the second in the¡Uno! ¡Dos! ¡Tré! trilogy -- will be available on November 13. The tracks include:
"See You Tonight"
"Stop When the Red Lights Flash"
"Wow! That’s Loud"
You can preorder ¡Dos! now on Amazon.com.
Video of Metallica's Kirk Hammett's Horror Collection Posted Online
There are more than 300 photos of Kirk Hammett's accumulation of horror memorabilia in his new book, All This Horror Business, but if that's not enough for you, there's some actual video footage of the creepy collection available online. Wired.com has done a three-minute piece shot live in the home of the Metallicaguitarist, and it's got some great shots of the crazy stuff in Hammett's home, including large monster figures, masks and vintage video clips.
There are also some candid moments with Kirk, who says that his fascination with horror movies started because he felt like "an outcast" because he was so "nerdy," and he identified with the horror characters who felt the same way. All This Horror Business hit bookstores earlier this week.
Linkin Park Guys Hang with Olympians
The guys in Linkin Park are big fans of the Olympics, and they've been showing it by inviting athletes to come hang out with the band at their shows.
LP rapper and multi-instrumentalist Mike Shinoda tells ESPN.com that he felt closer to the 2012 Olympians because of their participation in Twitter and other social media, and that closeness made him want to reach out. He says, "You have the ability to get inside the minds of the actual athletes and get a sense of their personality. It occurred to me that some of these athletes might be Linkin Park fans. I wanted to extend a gift or friendly gesture to congratulate them for representing us."
That "gift" has been well-received by several Olympians who've come to hang with Linkin Park, including runner Geena Gall, rower Susan Francia and tennis player Victoria Azarenka.
Linkin Park is heading now to South America, where they have shows scheduled through October 11.
Jack White Says the Money to Tour with Two Bands Is Well Spent
Jack White is on tour in support of his solo album, Blunderbuss, but he's anything but alone on stage. In fact, the former White Stripes singer has not one but two bands backing him -- an all-female band called the Peacocks and an all-male band, theBuzzards -- though only one plays on any given night.
Why spend all that cash? White tells the Wall Street Journal's Speakeasy that he'd rather shell out money on musicians than on an entourage, unlike some of his peers. He says, "We played some festival and there was rappers, hip-hop artists...their entourages and the set-up, like you know, 45 people hanging out with them that got flown to London, and [then] Paris the next day...private jet, all this stuff. I don’t feel bad at all now about having two bands, I mean, because at least all that money’s going to push something to happen on the show, on stage. In a lot of ways you could waste your money on all that ridiculous stuff."
Jack White and his two bands are on tour stateside through October 28, when they leave for a short tour of the U.K.