ROCK NEWS - Archive 2013

DECEMBER

 

Judas Priest took to their official website on Monday, December 22, with a Christmas and New Year's message for their fans and also revealed they will be releasing their new studio album in coming year.

 

Megadeth are currently on the road playing dates on their Super Collider U.S. tour, but Dave Mustaine says the band are already working on new material for their next album.

 

311 will release a new album on March 11, 2014. The disc will arrive via 311 Records and be marketed and distributed through INgrooves/INresidence, making it the Rap-Rock-Reggae act's first truly independent release since the band's early days.

 

New Medicine has signed a deal with Imagen Records. The Minneapolis-based outfit's new album is set to be out in spring of 2014.

 

Former Journey singer Steve Perry is working with Aaron Bruno, frontman of Awolnation, on the Electro-Rock band's next album.

 

Robert Plant has posted an update on the status of a new album with his band, The Sensational Space Shifters. Plant shared an update via Facebook, writing, “Sensational Space Shifters album...lost for words. Almost complete”.

 

Bigelf will release their fourth album, "Into The Maelstrom", on March 4, 2014. Former Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy is on board alongside frontman Damon Fox and long-time bassist Duffy Snowhill, with guest musicians to be revealed in due course.

 

John Mellencamp is in the early stages of work on his first new album in three years and is once again teaming up with T Bone Burnett who also worked on his previous two records.

 

Damon Albarn, best known for fronting British Rock band Blur and as the mastermind behind Gorillaz, posted a 21-second YouTube video that says his first solo album will be coming in 2014.

 

Slipknot found a way to Rock again following the death of founding bassist, Paul Gray, in 2010 and now the group must move forward without its original drummer Joey Jordison, who has unexpectedly left the fold. The announcement was released via an official statement on the band's website.

 

The Rentals will release their first full album in 15 years next year, via Polyvinyl Records. The Black Keys' Patrick Carney plays drums on the as-yet-untitled new release.

 

Live will begin mixing their new studio album in January. The disc will be the multi-platinum Pennsylvania rockers' first studio release with vocalist Chris Shinn.

 

Alabama Shakes have finished recording their second album. With tracking complete, the quartet are “experimenting with other sounds” on the follow-up to 2012's surprise hit, "Boys & Girls".

 

 

NOVEMBER

 

Tori Amos will release her 14th studio album, "Unrepentant Geraldines", in the spring of 2014.

 

Dave Matthews Band have begun work on their next studio album, as Matthews tells Rolling Stone that DMB has been working with producer Rob Cavallo on new material.

 

Hinder have officially parted ways with lead singer Austin Winkler in what they say was a “difficult decision”. Earlier this year, Winkler left the band's national tour due to personal reasons.

 

Foster The People have revealed that they're gearing up to release their sophomore studio album early next year and the band will have a single at radio in January.

 

Chevelle have announced that they will be hitting a California recording studio later this month to cut their next album.

 

Julian Casablancas' website has recently undergone a psychadelic redesign announcing something called "Voidz", which is presumably the title of his upcoming second solo album.

 

Godsmack have officially confirmed that they are in Florida writing material for their next studio effort, tentatively due in early 2014.

 

Sebastian Bach is in the studio working on a new album and the rocker has posted an update on the project via his FB profile, reporting that he is almost done make the new album.

 

 

OCTOBER

 

Beck has announced his first album of new material since 2008's "Modern Guilt". Entitled "Morning Phase", it will be released in February 2014 on his new label, Capitol Records.

 

Legendary musician Lou Reed, who profoundly influenced generations of artists, passed away on October 27 at the age of 71. The cause of Reed's death was liver disease.

 

Corey Taylor has revealed that Slipknot have some tentative plans to begin working on new material in 2014, he adds that the band doesn't have a specific timetable in mind for the group's follow-up to 2008's "All Hope Is Gone" and they don't want anyone to dictate a deadline to them.

 

Against Me! has targeted January 21, 2014, as the release date for "Transgender Dysphoria Blues". The 10-track album will be released on the band's own Total Trebel label and is the first release since frontwoman Laura Jane Grace came out as transgendered in 2012.

 

In a recent radio interview U2 bassist Adam Clayton let it slip that fans can expect a new album from the band “sometime early next year”.

 

James Mercer of The Shins and Danger Mouse have reconvened for a new album under their Broken Bells moniker. The new record, called "After The Disco", is due in January 2014.

 

Lostprophets have confirmed the inevitable by announcing their split following the arrest of lead singer Ian Watkins. Watkins was arrested in December 2012 and charged with numerous sex offenses against children.

 

 

SEPTEMBER

 

Scott Stapp will release his sophomore solo album, "Proof Of Life", on November 5 via Wind-up Records. The 11-song set includes the single "Slow Suicide".

 

Buckcherry is set to release their very first Best Of album on October 29 via Eleven Seven Music.

 

Blink-182 are going to release a new album in 2014, they will reunite early next year to write and record new material.

 

A Perfect Circle have announced that they will release a greatest hits album, "Three Sixty", on November 19. The set will offer 13 tracks, including a brand song, "By And Down".

 

Thousand Foot Krutch will release "Made In Canada: The 1998-2010 Collection" on October 15. The set includes the band's hits plus two new tracks.

 

Lacuna Coil have announced that they are heading back to the studio to record album number seven. An early 2014 release is expected.

 

Seether will release the career retrospective two-disc set "Seether 2002-2013" on October 29. The 27-song collection includes Seether's 11 #1 singles, their greatest songs, three new tracks and rare b-sides. The first single, "Seether", is a cover of Veruca Salt's 1994 hit song from which the band got its name.

 

 

AUGUST

 

Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington, as they are being called due to a legal action from Scott Weiland, will release a new 5-track EP titled "High Rise" on October 5.

 

Jack White's next musical project could be a return to The Dead Weather, his band fronted by Alison Mosshart. Third Man Records revealed via Twitter that the group is back together and recording tracks for their next release.

 

Framing Hanley will release their third studio album, "The Sum Of Who We Are", on October 15.

 

Switchfoot will release a 3-song digital EP titled "Fading West" on September 17. The EP will feature tracks from the upcoming full-length album, "Fading West", set for release on January 14, 2014.

 

Kyng have signed with Razor & Tie for the release of their upcoming album. A release is expected before the end of the year.

 

Foo Fighters have begun work on what will be their eighth studio album. Recording is set to begin in early 2014.

 

Allen Lanier, a founding guitarist of Blue Öyster Cult, has died at the age of 67 after a long battle with lung disease. Although he retired from touring in 2006 Lanier returned to the stage for what turned out to be his final appearance, reuniting with BÖC at the 40th Anniversary show in New York this past November. Lanier appeared on all 14 of BÖC's studio albums.

 

Smile Empty Soul will release their new studio album, "Chemicals", on October 1, via the band's own imprint, Two Disciples Entertainment.

 

Joan Jett will release her first new album in seven years, "Unvarnished", on October 1. Jett is backed by The Blackhearts on the new release, which also features contributions from Dave Grohl and Against Me!'s Laura Jane Grace.

 

 

JULY

 

Grammy-winning singer + songwriter legend J.J. Cale, died from a heart attack on Friday, July 26, in La Jolla, California, at the age of 74. He wrote such legendary tunes as "Cocaine", "They Call Me The Breeze" and "After Midnight".

 

Alter Bridge will release their fourth studio album "Fortress" on October 8 via EMI.

 

Phish frontman Trey Anastasio said in a recent interview that the seminal jam-Rock band is working on a new album.

 

Bobaflex will release their forthcoming album, "Charlatan's Web", on September 10.

 

Rise Against will release a special rarities collection titled "Long Forgotten Songs: B-Sides & Covers 2000-2013" via Interscope on September 9.

 

Tool is eyeing early 2014 for the release of their highly-anticipated fifth studio album.

 

Tantric have signed a deal with Pavement Entertainment and will release their eagerly awaited fifth studio album entitled "37 Channels" on September 17.

 

Mazzy Star will release their first album in 17 years, "Seasons Of Your Day", on September 24.

 

Arcade Fire announced on Twitter that their new album would be released on October 29. The band let the news drop in an at reply to an unsuspecting fan. The album's name is still unknown.

 

Korn will release their new album, "The Paradigm Shift", on October 1. A new single is expected to be released next month.

 

Ra's new album will be called "Critical Mass" and is scheduled for release on September 24.

 

Eve To Adam will release their new album, "Locked & Loaded", on September 17 via 3for5/Megaforce/Sony Red.

 

Blur are set to get back in the studio to work on new material. Damon Albarn told the Wall Street Journal that his first solo album will be released in the near future and then new Blur music will follow.

 

Seether have announced via Twitter that they are working in Los Angeles on three new tracks “scheduled for release later this year”.

 

 

JUNE

 

Pearl Jam will have a new single out on July 16 called "Mind Your Manners", the first new material from the Grunge/Rock legends since 2009's album "Backspacer".

 

AFI has signed with Republic Records for the release of their ninth studio album, the band's first offering in four years, which is due in the fall.

 

Avenged Sevenfold have announced that their sixth studio album, "Hail To The Thief", will be released on August 27 via Warner Bros. Records.

 

Switchfoot will release their ninth studio album, "Fading West", in October. The band will also release an 80-minute film, also titled "Fading West", documenting their 2012 world tour and the creating of the new album.

 

MGMT will release their self-titled third album on September 17.

 

Korn drummer Ray Luzier has revealed that the new as-yet-untitled Korn disc will be in stores on September 24. The album is the first to feature founding guitarist Brian 'Head' Welch since 2003's "Take A Look In The Mirror".

 

Redlight King will return this fall with its second album. The disc titled "Irons In The Fire" will be released on September 10 with the first single, "Born To Rise", available at iTunes on July 9.

 

Travis have officially announced a August 19 release date for their brand new studio album which will be called "Where We Stand".

 

Blue October will release their seventh studio album, "Sway", on August 20.

 

Kings Of Leon has targeted September 24 for the release of "Mechanical Bull". The band's sixth album will be preceded by the single "Super Soaker".

 

Grouplove will release its second studio effort, "Spreading Rumours", on September 17.

 

Jack Johnson will release his sixth studio album, "From Here To Now To You", on September 17 through Bushfire Records.

 

Dream Theater have officially announced a September 24 release date for their brand new studio album which will be self-titled.

 

SOiL have pinpointed August 20 as the release date for their new album, "Whole". The disc will be preceded by the single "Shine On".

 

Smile Empty Soul will release its new album, "Chemicals", in the fall. The CD will mark the band's first release through their own imprint, Two Disciples Entertainment, in conjunction with a unique business venture through Chicago's Pavement Entertainment.

 

 

MAY

 

Billy Idol has a couple of new projects in the works. The punk-rocker tells Billboard.com that he's preparing to record a new studio album and also is writing an autobiography, both of which could see light of day next year.

 

The Red Hot Chili Peppers will regroup this fall with a view to developing ideas and sketches for songs they currently have into something that can be recorded.

 

Franz Ferdinand has announced their fourth studio album, "Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Actions", will be out August 27 on Domino Records.

 

SOiL bassist Tim King has revealed in a recent interview that the band's new album will be titled "Whole" and and will drop sometime this August.

 

Five Finger Death Punch will release their fourth studio album in two installments, the first volume of the yet-to-be-titled record will arrive on July 23, with the second half to surface sometime later this fall. The first single, "Lift Me Up", featured a guest appearance from Rob Halford of Judas Priest.

 

After having dabbled in the electronic dubstep scene, Korn is ready to go back to its roots on its next album. Guitarist and original band member Brian 'Head' Welch is recording in-studio with the band for the first time since the 2003 album "Take A Look In The Mirror".

 

 

APRIL

 

Serj Tankian will release two new albums this summer. "Orca", his first true symphony, will be released on June 25 while the Jazz infused "Jazz-iz Christ" will be released on July 23.

 

After the recent arrest of 3 Doors Down bassist Todd Harrell, who was charged with vehicular homicide on April 19 in Nashville, resulting in the death of Paul Howard Shoulders, Jr., the band has canceled its upcoming spring U.S. tour dates.

 

Singer Chrissy Amphlett, who fronted the Australian group The Divinyls best known for the hit "I Touch Myself", has died in New York at the age of 53 after battling breast cancer and multiple sclerosis.

 

The Almost have set June 11, as the release date for their new album, "Fear Inside Our Bones".

 

Liam Gallagher's post-Oasis act Beady Eye will release the band's second album, simply titled "BE", on June 11, through Columbia Records.

 

Deftones bassist Chi Cheng, who was injured and in a coma following a 2008 car accident, passed away Saturday, April 13, at the age of 42.

 

Alter Bridge have began pre-production for their fourth studio album. They have yet to reveal when the disc will arrive in stores but the group will be touring North America this summer and Europe in October and November.

 

Jimmy Eat World's seventh album, "Damage", will be out on June 11 via their new label home of RCA. It was recorded using analog tape instead of computer.

 

The Almost will release their new album "Fear Inside Our Bones" in June. The first single, "I'm Down", is due at radio in May.

 

 

MARCH

 

Skillet will release their new studio album, "Rise", on June 25. The first single will be "Sick Of It".

 

My Chemical Romance announced that they were calling it quits after 12 years, via a blog post on their website.

 

Oleander will release their long awaited fifth studio album, "Something Beautiful", on April 16. It's the group's first effort since 2003's "Joyride".

 

Filter will release their new studio album, "The Sun Comes Out Tonight", on June 4. The band's Wind-up Records debut contains "What Do You Say", the disc's first single which is due May 7.

 

Arctic Monkeys have been in the U.S. recording the follow up to 2011's "Suck It And See" and it looks like the new record will be released sometime this year.

 

Kings Of Leon have been in the studio working on their sixth album, the follow-up to 2010's "Come Around Sundown". It is unclear exactly when the album will come out.

 

Portugal. The Man will release their new album "Evil Friends", via Atlantic Records, on June 4.

 

Pearl Jam's Mike McCready, bassist Duff McKagan and ex-Screaming Trees drummer Barrett Martin have put together a new band that has yet to be named. The trio plans to record an album with a rotating cast of singers and release it on McCready's own label.

 

 

FEBRUARY

 

Pop Evil have announced that their new album will be titled "Onyx" and will be released later this year. The band have selected "Trenches" as the first sigle.

 

Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready tells Rolling Stone the band will release a new album by the end of 2013. In a new interview, McCready says the rockers are still working on demos and plan to be recording soon.

 

Red Line Chemistry has announced an April 30 release date for the band's upcoming album "Tug Of War".

 

HIM will release their new studio album "Tears On Tape" in Europe on April 29 via Cooking Vinyl's Double Cross while in the U.S. and Canada the disc will be out on April 30 via Razor & Tie.

 

Escape The Fate will release their new studio album, "Ungrateful", on May 14 via Eleven Seven Music. The band will unveil the video for the lead single, which is the title-track, in early March.

 

Phoenix have set April 23 as the release date for their anticipated new album "Bankrupt!". The French indie-rockers' 10-song record will be out on Glassnote and features the single "Entertainment".

 

Airbourne have set "Black Dog Barking" as the title of their new album, the Australian rockers' third studio record will be released on May 21 through Roadrunner Records.

 

SOiL will begin work on their sixth studio release later this month, the album will be the first with vocalist Ryan McCombs since 2004's "re.de.fine".

 

Volbeat have set April 9 as the release date for their new record, "Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies". The Danish Hard-Rock group has also shared that former Anthrax guitarist Rob Caggiano has officially joined the band.

 

Vampire Weekend has titled their upcoming third album "Modern Vampires Of The City". The indie rockers will release the 12-track record on May 7.

 

 

JANUARY

 

Rob Zombie will release his eagerly awaited new studio album, "Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor", on April 23.

 

The Strokes have titled their new album "Comedown Machine" and it has a U.S. release date of March 26. The first official single is called "All The Time".

 

MGMT has announced that they will be releasing their self-titled, third album in June as a follow up to 2012's "Congratulations".

 

Eric Clapton will release his 21st studio recording, "Old Sock", on March 12. The guitar icon's new record is a covers album featuring songs by J.J. Cale, Peter Tosh, George Gershwin, Gary Moore and others. The disc will include two new tracks titled "Every Little" and "Gotta Get Over".

 

Mark Lanegan has returned to the fold with Queens Of The Stone Age. Lanegan is among a lineup of stars set to appear on QOTSA's upcoming album; Dave Grohl was revealed to be the drummer for the entire album in November and former bassist Nick Oliveri appears on the record in some capacity. Lanegan, Grohl, Oliveri and frontman Josh Homme complete the core members that released the landmark 2002 album "Songs For The Deaf". Trent Reznor and Scissor Sisters' Jake Shears also reportedly make guest appearances on the new album.

 

Korn will reunite with founding guitarist Brian 'Head' Welch for several festival shows. According to drummer Ray Luzier, the band has also entered the studio to begin work on their next studio release with producer Don Gilmore.

 

Adema have inked a deal with Pavement Entertainment for their new album "Topple The Giants". This will mark the first release from the band since 2007's "Kill The Headlights". The new release is scheduled for an April 2 release date and will contain brand new tracks plus re-works of "Giving In" and "Unstable".

 

Depeche Mode will release their 13th studio record, "Delta Machine", on March 26. The lead single, "Heaven", will be released on February 5, with its video debuting on February 1.

 

The Flaming Lips have announced their 13th studio album, "The Terror", will be released on April 2.

 

Middle Class Rut is finishing up their new album "Pick Your Head Up", set for release on May 21.

 

Trivium have announced that Disturbed/Device frontman David Draiman will be producing their forthcoming new album, which is expected out later in the year.

 

Phoenix have revealed that their new album will be called "Bankrupt", it is expected to drop in April.

 

U2 frontman Bono said the band's new album may be titled "10 Reasons To Exist", according to England's The Sun.

 

Volbeat is in the studio recording a new album titled "Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies", the disc will be released this spring on Vertigo/Republic Records.

 

Disturbed frontman David Draiman has revealed details of his upcoming side project, Device. The self-titled record will be out via Warner Bros. Records on April 9. In an announcement, Draiman says the album is “not Metal”, but “influenced by early Industrial Rock and has a dark electronic vibe”.

 

Cold War Kids have announced their fourth studio album, "Dear Miss Lonely Hearts", will be out April 1 on Downtown Records.

 

Black Sabbath has revealed that their new album with Ozzy Osbourne will be out in June. Titled "13", the album will be the first to feature Ozzy since 1978's "Never Say Die". With drummer Bill Ward out of the picture since contract negotiations fell apart last year, the current line-up consists of Ozzy Osbourne, guitarist Tommy Iommi, bassist Geezer Butler and Brad Wilk of Rage Against the Machine handling the drums.

 

Yeah Yeah Yeahs have announced the release of their fourth full-length disc, "Mosquito", set for April 16 via Interscope Records.

 

Vampire Weekend is aiming to release a new album this spring. In an interview with Q Magazine, frontman Ezra Koenig called the new material “dark” and “organic”.

 

In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Eddie Vedder says Pearl Jam is “maybe halfway there” towards completing their next studio album. He didn't reveal any song titles or release date plans just yet.

 

Stone Sour are planning an April release for their "House Of Gold & Bones Part 2" album.

 

 

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