JDXN has announced that he has teamed up with Travis Barker for his upcoming new record, ‘Tell Me About Tomorrow’.
Barker signed the artist last year to his imprint, DTA Records, and has since gone on to produce and co-write jxdn’s upcoming debut record, which is due out on July 2 this year. The record also features MGK on the song Wanna Be, and iann dior on Tonight. Lots of cool guest appearances to be had!,
To coincide with the news, jxdn has shared catchy-as-hell new track Think About Me, which he calls “the perfect introduction to Tell Me About Tomorrow”. “I’m so proud of what Travis and I have created and can’t wait for the world to hear it,” he adds.
Check out the Cover Art, Tracklisting and more below.
1. Intro 2. Pills 3. Think About Me 4. Wanna Be (feat. Machine Gun Kelly) 5. A Wasted Year 6. Angels & Demons 7. Interlude 8. One Minute 9. Braindead 10. Tonight (feat. iann dior) 11. Fucked Up 12. So What! 13. Angels & Demons Pt. 2 14. Better Off Dead 15. DTA 16. Last Time 17. No Vanity
Pre-orders for ‘Tell Me About Tomorrow’ are available via the following link.
OVer ninety plus acts have been announced for the upcoming 2021 iteration of the Leeds And Reading Festival.
Yungblud, Neck Deep and Fever 333 will be joined by Boston Manor, Creeper, Machine Gun Kelly, Spiritbox and more!
Also, I’m going to throw in a guess that MGK and Yungblud will pop in and out for each others sets? Only because they have made some huge tracks together and they’re right next to each other on the lineup!
Drummer JP Cappelletty was hospitalised after reportedly being “robbed, assaulted and hit by a car” according to TMZ.
MGK’s long-term sticksman – who goes by the name Rook – shared a few photos on his Instagram Stories after the incident, posting a selfie with MGK as well as a photo in a hospital bed with the caption, “Don’t worry I’ll bounce back.”
It was reported that the 27-year-old was in the Hollywood Hills when the attack happened, with the drummer walking down the street on Tuesday evening when “two guys jumped out of a vehicle to rob him”.
The publication’s enforcement sources told TMZ that “there was a physical altercation, and Rook had thousands of dollars worth of property stolen from him. We’re told at some point, he was also hit by a car, which injured his foot and arm.” The attackers reportedly fled the scene.
Everyone at Almost Anything Music wish Rook a speedy recovery.
Machine Gun Kelly is set to release a new graphic novel which is based on this 2019 record, ‘Hotel Diablo’.
The release will also be called Hotel Diablo and is described as a horror anthology that’s “a waystation for the soul”. It was co-written by MGK alongside Eliot Rahal and Ryan Cady.
A synopsis describes the new project as “a place where your deeds in life are the keys to your eternity in the afterlife. And it’s Lidia Lopez’s first night behind the front desk. Every guest has a story to tell and a lesson to learn.”
Rahal said of the project: “This project has me feeling incredibly lucky. [Machine Gun Kelly] is an incredibly intense and passionate artist. It’s the kind of energy I respond to. He’s someone who wants to do something special, and, as a result, we have.”
Cady added: “Horror anthologies are like catnip for me, so when Colson presented the Hotel Diablo concept to us, I couldn’t help but latch on… The raw intensity of the album, this idea of a vacation to visit the darkest corner of your soul — hell yeah, y’all, sign me up.”
Hotel Diablo is available to pre-order now. It comes in a number of editions, including a deluxe version that comes with a new vinyl edition of the 2019 album. It’s expected to be released in July 2021.
The announcement of the ‘Hotel Diablo’ graphic novel comes after another project recently released by MGK, ‘Downfalls High’ which is a musical film based on the artists 2020 record, ‘Tickets To My Downfall.
The release saw over 16 million views in its first weekend and has since been released on Youtube which currently stands at 7.6 Million views.
Following the premiere of the film over the weekend, Machine Gun Kelly has announced that his Downfalls High musical amassed 16 Million Views over the last weekend.
The adaptation of his record, ‘Tickets To My Downfall’, was uploaded to Facebook on January 15th 2021 and has now been uploaded to Youtube as well.
At the time of writing, it currently stands at 3.3 Million views on Youtube.
“Opening weekend did over 16 million views!!” says MGK. “Now we’re premiering it on YouTube today for everyone to watch. Thanks to everyone who helped us turn the album into its own world and era.”
Check out some Behind The Scenes photos below.
“It was almost like shooting 14 music videos back-to-back, but with a narrative that’s outside of my personal life stories,” the musician previously told NME, adding that it was shot in just four days. “It focuses on other characters, and then me and [Travis Barker, Blink-182] are just the narrators. It’s an interesting concept because it hasn’t been done for an album ever, maybe outside of like Pink Floyd’s The Wall.”
Earlier this year, Machine Gun Kelly switched things up in his music, achieving the most success with his record, ‘Tickets To My Downfall’. His showed a brand new side to the musician, with it under his MGK namesake.
In a segment on CBS This Morning ahead of Play On: A Benefit Concert, MGK opened up to Anthony Mason about the different sides to his personality, responding to the question, “Would you ever wanna do an album as Colson, or not?” by stating, “I don’t think so. No. That guy is a way different guy. They don’t get along at all, dude.”
He continues that he is finding a balance between various ‘ledges’.
“I’m trying to get away from those ledges; it’d be nice to be on a plateau,” Machine Gun Kelly ponders, before interrupting himself: “No it wouldn’t, I don’t like that. I always wanna be on a ledge, man. I think you’re always gonna be more aware, and more exciting and excitable when you’re about to fall. As long as I keep my balance, I prefer to just be on that ledge.”
“You’re comfortable being uncomfortable,” responds Anthony.
Hello everyone welcome back to the New Music Roundup! We’re here for a roundup of five of the best recently released tracks. They’re not all within the same genre and they’re all different in some way or another but that means that there’s a little something for everyone here but come on, let’s get down to the music!
First up this week are Audio Karate whom have reissued their sophomore record, ‘Lady Melody,’ on vinyl for the first time ever! Remastered by JasonLivermore (The Blasting Room), the limited pressing of 500—100 copies in classic black vinyl, 150 copies in tricolor splatter, and 250 in coke-bottle green— features reworked artwork and original handwritten lyrics.
‘Lady Melody’ has earned a cult following amongst musicians since its release in June 2004. A Day to Remember’s Jeremy McKinnon has called it one of the best records ever. It was recorded and mixed in two weeks in December 2003 at The Blasting Room in Fort Collins, Colorado by Jason Livermore and Bill Stevenson (Descendents/All), with Stevenson often touting its single “Jesus Is Alive & Well (And Living in Mexico)” as possibly being his favorite thing he’s ever recorded.
The band says, “Thank you for all the years of continued support, hope this video reminds you of simpler times…not a single cell phone in hand by anyone in the audience. Imagine that.”
Not quite early 00s pop-punk or post-hardcore, ‘Lady Melody’ largely slipped under the radar upon its release. However, the same raw technical originality that separated it from the pack led to its cultish popularity. It remains a start to finish fan-favorite 16 years later, transcending nostalgia with a sound that feels as urgent and fresh in 2020 as it did in 2004.
“It’s the worst album cover really, but it’s bizarro, and the record is kind of bizarro, and we’re definitely bizarro,” says Audio Karate guitarist Jason Camacho. “We self-funded our first release 20 years ago in my mom’s living room, and we’re still DIY. We’ve merely upgraded to Justo’s garage. We’re just beyond happy that we’re able to release this for our friends and fans who’ve been asking for it for a long time. Thank you all! Now please leave us alone!”
Seconds up now are RLND (pronounced Roland), a four-piece rock band from San Francisco, CA. They have at turns been referred to as “Kinda like Tool” “Too loud” and “The most ferocious underground metal band around,” although the latter came when the bassist had a broken foot– take that as you will.
They’re debuting a new single and wild new video for “Public Chefs” off their upcoming album ‘ZEALAND,‘ a concept album that the band explains is “built around our collective narrative as a capitalist society.”
“‘Public Chefs’ is kind of the odd track out on the record musically and (director) Tsunami said he had an idea for a video for the song,” RLND guitarist Joe McClune tells No Echo. “He ran with the thematic idea behind the song, which is basically the wholesale distraction of the population at large with smoke and mirrors.
Moving onto the South Coast now we have the newcomers Snake Eyes with their release in the form of‘Bugged Out’, the closing track from their recently released ‘Skeletons’ EP.
Vocalist and guitarist Jim Heffy had this to say of the track.
“This was an idea I’d had for many years and that had many different forms. There were other guitar parts, as it was originally written for two guitars, but when I decided snake eyes should be a one-guitar band, I changed up the track. I was having a really bad time with insomnia and when I did sleep I would have weird nightmares and that’s kinda what the song’s about. Scary stuff, I know.”
You can stream and watch the video for ‘Bugged Out’ below.
Anyone for a London band now? We have the fantastic Petrol Girls for you now.
The track, ‘I Believe Them’ has been released to raise funds for Solidarity Not Silence legal fees which you can find out about here.
“We’re releasing this track to raise as much money as we possibly can for Solidarity Not Silence and to widen the network of people supporting the cause,” says vocalist Ren Aldridge. “Solidarity Not Silence is the legal defence fund for a group of women, including myself, who are being sued for defamation by a man in the music industry because of comments that we each made separately regarding his behaviour towards women. We’ve been fighting this case since December 2016 and desperately need help raising money for our legal costs. The only reason we’ve been able to successfully fight this case as long as we have is because we were able to come together and fundraise for our legal defence. Help us keep our legal representation all the way to court and win this!!!
“As one of the Solidarity Not Silence defendants, I’m limited in what I can say about the case whilst it’s ongoing. However, there’s nothing to stop me contributing to a wider conversation about sexual violence and the law – which is what this track, ‘I Believe Them (Solidarity Not Silence)’ is about.
“‘How are we meant to protect ourselves?’ I find myself internally screaming this question, which is the chorus lyric, on a pretty regular basis. On the one hand, the criminal justice system consistently fails and often further traumatises survivors of sexual violence who decide to report to the police. This system clearly does not protect the majority of survivors and I personally do not believe it holds any answers in dealing with gender based violence. Then on the other hand, when survivors and their allies try to protect one another by speaking out about abusive behaviour, they become vulnerable to libel/ defamation law. And in both criminal and libel cases, the burden of truth is placed on the survivor. Literally what does the law expect us to do?
“There is, in practice, no legal aid available for the defence of a defamation case, which creates a dynamic whereby it is relatively easy for someone with money to silence those without. Money should not be a barrier to accessing justice and we refuse to allow our case to set a precedent for silencing marginalised voices in the music community and beyond. Please donate to / share our crowdfunder: http://www.crowdjustice.com/case/solidaritynotsilence.”
Now let’s change things up a little right now and we have a belter of a track in the form of the Avant-garde metal trio Imperial Triumphant with ‘Excelsior’, a track from the band’s fourth album, ‘Alphaville’.
Bassist Steve Blanco (who also directed the video) had this to say of it.
“Many people flock to the big city with golden dreams in their eyes willing to do whatever it takes to succeed, like the ones they see at the top. It is the seal of approval; The medieval crest upon which the very fabric of humanity’s elevation prevails. The failure and losing streak is a deceptive reality that slowly finds its way as diminishing returns, caught up in the illusory system. Ever upwards.”
You can check out the video for ‘Excelsior’ below.
As the penultimate song on Chapter I Revisited, “Demons” arises as another emotional and intense performance by AD INFINITUM’s multifaceted vocalist Melissa Bonny, accompanied by harmonic instrumentals while presenting the anthemic character in the chorus. Light as a feather, Melissa gently whispers moments of the lyrics before setting the stage for the second single’s grand finale, taken from the new acoustic album, Chapter I Revisited, to be released digitally this Friday, December 4 via Napalm Records!
AD INFINITUM on “Demons”: “Look what the advent calendar offers you today! We are happy and proud to share the music video and single “Demons” before we can finally introduce you to Chapter I Revisited”
Heading into something a little more disruptive now as we move on in this weeks Music Video Roundup are the Deathcore monsters Distant for ‘Dawn Of Corruption’, the title-track from the band’s recently released EP.
The track also features a guest vocal spot from Jason Evans, frontman of Ingested.
You can check out the video for ‘Dawn Of Corruption’ below.
The band’s ‘Dawn Of Corruption’ EP is out now via Unique Leader Records.
Keeping with the Heavy metal genre or something along that lines still for our next video, we give you the quartet Firstborne with the visuals to accompany their brand new single, ‘Sacred Lights’.
For those unaware, the band’s line-up is composed of drummer Chris Adler (ex-Lamb Of God), bassist James LoMenzo (ex-Megadeth), guitarist Myrone, and vocalist Girish Pradhan.
Check out ‘Sacred Lights’ and its video below.
Who wants some throbbing bass, harsh feedback and a good snarling attitude to everything for the penultimate video this week? Well, that’s what Saint Agnes give you on their latest video for ‘This World Ain’t Big Enough’.
Vocalist Kitty A Austen had this to say about the track:
“This World Ain’t Big Enough’ is a song about toxic love: that person that you can’t live with or without. Jon and I chose to lockdown together so that we could keep working, and that proximity resulted in a song about two things: being unable to exist in the same space at the same time… but also unable to exist anywhere else.”
And the dark video?
“We got together on Halloween night to film a video at a closed emporium and antiquities warehouse. We’ve missed being a weird little family on tour so much that when we could finally all get together, we made a series of strange family portraits to commemorate the occasion.”
After the surprise tease at the start of last week, YUNGBLUD and Machine Gun Kelly have dropped their latest collaboration.
With drums provided by Travis Barker and an infectious guitar lick thrown in for good measure, it’s a proper dancefloor filler with Dom and Colson bouncing off each other brilliantly in what is the latest track the three have collaborated on together. They might as well just make a supergroup right now because the material they could potentially make would just be amazing. Oh well, I guess we can only dream when we think of this.
Check out the final video for this weeks Music Video Roundup below.
And that’s it for another week of a roundup of the best new tracks out in the world in the last week. Be sure to check back next-time for another round of great music videos. If you have any suggestions for me to check out, be sure to send an email or message us via the socials on Facebook or Twitter!
Following the release of his brand new single, ‘Bloody Valentine’, Machine Gun Kelly has said that he hopes his upcoming record, ‘Tickets To My Downfall’ will inspire a younger generation to pick up a guitar.
Speaking on the latest episode of New Music Daily on Apple Music, he told Lowe:
“I hope that this project, for an audience broader than what’s already listening to music that has instruments in it, I hope that this album inspires some kids to go and pick a guitar up, because it really is uncommon for a 15-year-old to have been to a concert where anyone’s playing an instrument. It is weird. But I’ve had plenty of people be like, ‘Dude, this is the first time I’ve ever seen someone play a guitar live, it’s crazy, I wanna do it.’”
“But, ultimately, I hope that this is an album that lives with people for the rest of their lives – those albums that I remember coming out in the summer time, or in the fall time and I was back to school.”
The musician also revealed that due to his work with drummer Travis Barker (Blink-182) that “the whole thing started out with one studio session. We’ve been great friends for a decade. So this was just like, ‘Hey, let’s just do a random day of work.’ The energy was so immense that came from it…
“And it was so powerful that Travis was like, ‘Fuck it, I’m blocking off two months of my life and we’re doing this album.’ So I know it has some of that feel and some of that album’s classic nostalgia in this because otherwise we wouldn’t have just stopped everything we were doing to do this.”