The San Francisco Bay Area, North California based Alternative Metal band Numic released their third full length album, entitled "Self Inflicted Numbness".
This 13 track album is available and can be previewed at cdbaby.com (hard copy + digital).
"After 6 years, Numic reunites and writes the most emotional and personal work of music yet! The sound incorporates a good deal of growth to incorporate more hooks without losing that progressive influence that sets Numic apart from the rest as well as an eerie old school feel. Lyrically, the best so far. Subjects that deal with addiction, failure and redemption. But not all songs are from such introspect. "Godlike" and "Unhuman" dabble in perspective points of view from between the human psyche to humanity itself. Matt Healy introduces a new instrument, the Chapman Stick which can be heard on "Unhuman" "No Memory" and "Na-muh-Nu"." (cdbaby.com)
The last years are full of reunions (Spineshank, Endo, 40 Below Summer, American Head Charge, 40 Ounce, Coal Chamber, ...). Now the German Nu Metal band "Crosscut" is back. The only bad thing is that singer "Timo Zilian" (Nonesizefitsall, Director's Cut) announced that he will not be part of the upcoming release.
Right now they're working on a demo that will be released maybe this year. (Vocalist for this demo will be Crosscut guitarist Frank Holtmann)
Kicking off on June 21 and lasting through June 22, 2013 in Jackson, MI at the Jackson County Fairgrounds, the new installment of Rockapalooza 2013 is on its way. The official RockapaloozaFacebook page has today revealed more details: www.facebook.com/RockapaloozaFestival. For the Nu/Alt Metal fans, the outing will include such bands as Taproot, Mushroomhead, (Hed) P.E., 12 Stones, Boy Hits Car, Smile Empty Soul, Psychostick, Diecast and Saliva.
Limp Bizkit are booking a number of U.S. headlining shows around their upcoming radio festival appearances. A list of dates to have slipped out thus far can be found below. A new studio album from the band titled “Stampede Of The Disco Elephants” is expected out later in the year on Cash Money Records.
04/25 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution Live 04/27 Jacksonville, FL – Jacksonville Metro Park (‘Welcome To Rockville‘) 04/29 Asbury Park, NJ – The Stone Pony 04/30 Huntington, NY – The Paramount 05/01 Philadelphia, PA – Theater Of Living Arts 05/03 Baltimore, MD – Ram’s Head Live 05/04 Concord, NC – Charlotte Motor Speedway (‘Carolina Rebellion‘) 05/05 Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
If you missed Crossbreed during their history, especially when they first came out, then you missed out on one of the more interesting Nu Metal hybrid groups of the early 2000's. Although their indie debut (".01") is a bit of a rough, clustered mess, their major label debut (2001's "Synthetic Division") was a beautiful blend of Nu Metal and Industrial Rock which seemlessly blended both styles on every track on the record. I always kind of loosely compared them as a more electronic scapegoat for Mudvayne, Mushroomhead and Slipknot fans, but they were never quite as heavy as those aforementioned groups (Except for maybe 'Saints of Grey' off the "KE101" album/"New Slave Nation" EP). This was the main track most people who knew the group were familiar with at the time due to it's regular playtime on MTV2 and MTVX and moderate radio play around the country, but the band never quite got the due they probably should have. Album cuts such as this, 'Seasons', 'Breathe' and 'Stem' had the potential for success, it just seemed to elude the group like it did so many others. Enjoy the nostalgia, all the same.
MY RUIN — the Los Angeles-based band featuring the husband-and-wife rock duo of vocalist Tairrie B. Murphy and multi-instrumentalist Mick Murphy — will release its eighth full-length album, "The Sacred Mood", on June 11 via TuneCore, Bandcamp, iTunes and Amazon.
Commented Tairrie: "As a follow-up to our 2011 album, 'A Southern Revelation', we returned to Soundtrack Black Studio in the hills of East Tennessee to once again work with friend and studio owner Joel Stooksbury, who mixed, engineered and co-produced the new album along with MY RUIN guitarist Mick Murphy.
"'The Sacred Mood' is a subtle reinvention for MY RUIN.
"In an industry that is ever-changing, we're not a band who pays attention to the current trends. We've found our sound and we simply do what we do while staying true to our roots. I think our fans appreciate our integrity and we appreciate our fans.
"We offered the last album as a free download where people could donate to the band if they wanted and it was a great success, but we are taking a different approach with our new album, which we are self-releasing once again. Unfortunately, we have learned over time that most record labels are not for us and we seem to do better on our own as a DIY independent band, which is what we always have been, today more than ever with our eighth album, 'The Sacred Mood', as a testament to our staying power.
"The atmosphere of the new album is heavily drenched in the heat of the South, where it was recorded and fueled by insomnia-filled nights in Los Angeles where it was written. The cover was designed with this in mind by a talented Manchester, U.K.-based artist and illustrator named Kayleigh Brookes, who also happens to be a longtime fan of the band. The art that goes with the album is very different than anything we've previously done before. We decided to use real elements of nature mixed with iconic illustrations to create something unique to MY RUIN that would go with the otherworldly language of the lyrics. We wanted an ethereal image for the cover and chose the moon for the background because we felt it evoked the mood of the album as a whole. The image was actually inspired by a photograph which was taken by Tor Burrows, who has worked with me creating music videos for MY RUIN's last two albums and is currently working on a teaser commercial for the album which we plan on debuting in April. I really enjoy working with Tor on our videos and being that I have always worked alone when designing the artwork for many of our previous recordings, I thought it would be an interesting change to collaborate with someone on this side of things.
"We are releasing 'The Sacred Mood' digitally and designing a unique hardcover print and e-book to accompany it. Included in the book will be photographic images and illustrations of the band, lyrics, musings, a few short stories and original art pieces. This is something I have wanted to do for a long time and our new album has given me the perfect opportunity to make it happen. We're looking forward to sharing it with the fans of our band who have continued to follow us over the years and those who are just discovering our music for the first time."
I agree that i'm much more a fan of the music than the vocals, but i'm still going to give the album a chance because while not a Disturbed fan, I am a fan of Lenardo's work with Filter. Also, don't write IMHO, it makes you look 13! "But I am 13!" GTFO!
on a news post at 11:28 am, February 19, 2013View