‘Sleeps Society’ the upcoming record from While She Sleeps is now less than a week away from release.
In addition to the release, the band have announced a pop-up shop is coming!
Set to take place in London on April 16th & 17th 2021 at 31 New Inn Yard as well as at the Sleeps Warehouse in Sheffield on April 24th & 25th 2021.
Everything will be in line with Covid guidelines and operating at a safe capacity for all to enjoy.
The band had this to say about the pop-up:
“After a year without in-person interaction we have been desperate to get back into the real world and see you all. Although we might not be able to play shows yet, we wanted the release of Sleeps Society to be more than just another zoom call, a celebration of the album in some way or another, with our fans, friends & all of those who’ve made this possible.”
Evanescence have announced a forthcoming comic book series called ‘Echoes From The Void’, which will feature contributions from vocalist, Amy Lee, and her sister, Carrie Lee.
The band have partnered with Incendium and Heavy Metal Entertainment for the upcoming graphic anthology series, which will expand on themes from the band’s forthcoming album, ‘The Bitter Truth’, along with other tracks from their back-catalogue.
With the first issue only limited to 3,000 copies, it will include two stories inspired by the tracks ‘Better Without You’ and ‘Wasted On You’ and can be pre-ordered online via incendium.online.
More details on the remaining for four issues will be confirmed as they develop.
The bands upcoming fifth record, ‘The Bitter Truth’ is set to be released on March 26th 2021 via BMG/Sony Music.
Pre-orders are available via the bands official website.
All Time Low’s 2017 record Last Young Renegade is going to be revisited as the band are teaming with Z2 Comics for a Young Renegades graphic novel, the band’s comic debut.
The record which saw the band dive into a new sound and more conceptual stories with music videos will be further explored with Z2 Comics, writer Tres Dean, Heartthrob co-creator Robert Wilson IV and artist Megan Huang.
“When we wrote our album Last Young Renegade we imagined an entire world separate of our own – almost a ‘what if’ version of All Time Low, both with our musical sound and with the visual narrative we put together around it,” explains Alex Gaskarth. “Creating Young Renegades the graphic novel allows us to tell more stories in the universe we imagined and delve deeper into the mythos and thematic ideas that were at play when we were celebrating that era. Young Renegades is another branch, another thread and another look into the LYR continuity through an incredible medium we’ve never collaborated in before.
“Working with the storytellers and artists on this project has been an incredible new undertaking and we can’t wait for everyone to enjoy it with us.”
Teasing at what’s to come from Young Renegades, a synopsis reads: “Who needs a high school reunion when your favourite band is playing a secret show the same night? That’s what Connor and Becca, two classmates who never crossed paths until their 10-year reunion, decide when they hear about a secret All Time Low show in town. As they follow the clues to the secret location, they begin to realise that larger forces are pushing them together and learn the power of hearing the right song in the right place at the right time.”
The standard cover version looks like this
And the deluxe cover is this:
All Time Low are set to unveil a new vinyl edition of Last Young Renegade witht the deluxe edition of the comic.
The graphic novel which is due to be released in June 2021 can be pre-ordered via the following link.
After announcing their signing to UNFD at the tail end of 2020, rapidly rising US metalcore outfit Hollow Front are stepping into the new year with ‘Loose Threads (Reimagined)‘. Today’s release finds the four-piece stripping the track back to its acoustic bones and completely amplifying the emotional heart cry within.
Hollow Front vocalist/guitarist Dakota Alvarez shares the searingly personal inspiration behind the track:
“‘Loose Threads’ was the manifestation of a plea/cry towards my best friend succumbing to his mental illness, and almost ending his life. The song was written to express the wave of emotions I felt while reading what could’ve been his last texts, and trying to do everything in my power to get him to hold our bond strong enough to reconsider his decision.”
He explains that the decision to make a ‘Reimagined’ version of the track came from the desire to portray a softer, but more haunting side of both the song and the band themselves. “We thought that creating this rendition would open up the ability for people to connect with our music on a deeper, more intimate level, and experience Hollow Front in a more vulnerable setting, artistically,” he says.
Paired with its new music video, the arrival of ‘Loose Threads (Reimagined)’ follows the band’s latest release ‘Wearing Thin’ (listen/watch HERE), released alongside their signing in December. Both tracks will appear on the special re-issue of Hollow Front’s acclaimed debut album Loose Threads, released for the first time on vinyl via UNFD next month.
The arrival of Loose Threads in June 2020 saw Michigan locals Hollow Front declared an immediate must-watch, clocking over 1 Million streams in its first week and 5 Million+ in a matter of months. Offering a moment of reprieve from the outside chaos and a reminder that we aren’t alone, the release of Loose Threads haspositioned Hollow Front on the tip of a global breakout.
Musically, the album summons the heaviness of names such as Wage War and The Ghost Inside with the melodics of the likes of Polaris. While thematically, Loose Threads touches on incredibly dark personal experiences, Hollow Front assert that this record is a crutch for anyone overcoming something. Vocalist Tyler Tate declares: “I think it’s very symbolic of the lone wolf breaking free, free from whatever it is holding him back from chasing whatever his heart desires.”
Hollow Front join a huge crop of North American talent on UNFD’s roster, with recent additions including ERRA, Frank Iero, Silverstein and Like Moths To Flames, on top of the likes of Stray From The Path, Silent Planet and LIMBS.
UNFD will release Hollow Front’s Loose Threads on vinyl for the first time in February featuring the full record, ‘Wearing Thin’, ‘Loose Threads (Reimagined)’ + more. Limited copies are available for pre-order now.
Despite being unable to make their 25th anniversary Van Tour happen due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, Foo Fighters are still celebrating in style as the band have announced a merch capsule. Warning, it’s amazing!
The legendary rockers have announced they’re to release fresh merch to celerate each of their records released over the last 25 years, with the first focussing on their 1995 self-titled debut record.
“To celebrate Foo Fighters’ 25th anniversary, we have curated a special collection of items that honor each full length studio album and then some,”
“The art used is a combination of new designs, previously archived designs, artwork from album packaging (some that may have never been printed on merchandise before), or a re-imagination of existing art.
“Some of these items have gone through special garment washes which make each piece unique. So be sure to check the item description for details about each product. A lot of these items will be limited, so once they’re gone, they’re gone.
“This is just the first capsule. There will be more in the coming months, so stay tuned.”
The first wave of merch hasa Dickies jacket with the self titled logo, a For All The Cows dad hat and much much more.