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Listen to Shellac’s final album ‘To All Trains’ – released one week after Steve Albini’s death

Shellac have just released their final album ‘To All Trains’, nine days after the band’s lead guitarist Steve Albini passed away.The legendary record producer, or audio engineer as he preferred to be described, was the mastermind behind iconic albums such as Nirvana‘s ‘In Utero‘, Pixies’ ‘Surfer Rosa’ and Manic Street Preachers‘ ‘Journal For Plague Lovers’. He died on May 8 of a heart attack while at Electronic Audio, his recording studio in Chicago.He also had a highly influential and accomplished recording career, notably as part of the bands Big Black (1981-1987) and Shellac, a noise rock and hardcore band that had been together since 1992.Their new album is their first in 10 years, and was first announced in March.

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Members who quit Fever 333 announce new band together
Fever 333 have announced that they have formed a new band together.Aric Improta and Stephen “Stevis” Harrison both made their departure away from the group in October 2022 – surprising fans by sharing their own respective statements confirming that they had left the line-up.Now, the two have confirmed that they have got a new band together called House Of Protection, and revealed that they will be releasing the first taster of their sound soon.They shared the news with a joint Instagram post, which blends together a series of pretty intense visuals, along with a voice-over that says “Welcome to the House of Protection”.No music is featured on the video although, based on the clips, it appears that Harrison is taking on the role of frontman, and will be delivering some intense and chaotic vocals not too dissimilar from that of their former group.At the end of the video, it is confirmed that House Of Protection’s music will be arriving via Red Bull Records – the same label which has long been home to Beartooth.A post shared by House of Protection (@house_of_protection)While there is not yet any previews available of what the band will sound like exactly, the two have worked with enough bands in the past to presume that the final result will be pretty intense.As highlighted by Loudwire, aside from their time in Fever 333, Harrison has taken on the role of bassist for metalcore group The Chariot, while Improta is still contributing to the releases by post-hardcore act Night Verses.House Of Protection’s first song is set to arrive next week (April 30).After their departure last October, frontman Jason Aalon Butler was left as the sole remaining member, and Harrison alleged that “things were pretty bad internally” between the
Following on from SXSW, Scowl drop out of Welcome To Rockville festival due to US Army sponsorship
Scowl have announced that they have pulled out of Welcome To Rockville Festival next month, due to the US Army’s sponsorship of the event.The Californian hardcore band confirmed the news on their social media accounts yesterday (April 2).“We will not be performing at this year’s Welcome To Rockville Festival in Daytona Beach, FL due to the US Army’s Sponsorship of the event,” the band wrote in a post on X.The hard rock and metal festival, which is taking place in Daytona Beach, Florida from May 9-12 this year, has its full list of commercial partners listed here, including the US Army.We will not be performing at this year'sWelcome To Rockville Festival in Daytona Beach, FL due to the US Army’s Sponsorship of the event.— SCOWL (@Scowl40831) April 2, 2024NME has contacted Welcome To Rockville for a response to Scowl’s decision.This year’s edition of the festival is set to be headlined by Foo Fighters, Slipknot, Motley Crue and Limp Bizkit. Joining them on the bill are acts including Judas Priest, Greta Van Fleet, Queens of the Stone Age, Sum 41, Disturbed, Primus and Anthrax.Scowl were one of the first bands to similarly withdraw from SXSW last month for the same sponsorship connection with the US Army.At the time, the band wrote: “Scowl is no longer performing at any of our previously scheduled ‘official’ SXSW showcases.“We came to this decision in protest of the US Army’s sponsorship of SXSW.
Watch Militarie Gun’s “incredibly hard” cover of ‘Song 2’ by Blur
Militarie Gun put their own spin on Blur‘s hit ‘Song 2’ during a festival appearance over the weekend – check it out below.The Californian quartet performed the iconic Britpop track during a set at Louisville hardcore festival LDB. Given the group’s ’90s alternative rock influences, it sounds like it sat with the rest of their songs quite cohesively.Fan-filmed footage of the cover shows the crowd responding rather enthusiastically to it, with frontman Ian Shelton being surrounded by gig-goers preparing to stage dive.According to Setlist.fm, Militarie Gun have been playing ‘Song 2’ in their setlist for quite a few of their recent shows, with the potential that it might be a long-term part of their set.Check it out below:.@militariegun covering Song 2 by Blur goes so incredibly hard omfg pic.twitter.com/bh4sbRLznF— kero’s corner (@_ouijabored) March 22, 2024In January, the Californian band released a new EP, called ‘Life Under The Sun’, featuring re-worked tracks from the band’s 2023 debut album ‘Life Under The Gun’, for which they linked up with a series of collaborators.Manchester Orchestra came on board ‘My Friends Are Having A Hard Time’, while they also collaborate with Bully (on ‘Never Fucked Up Twice’) and Mannequin Pussy (‘Will Logic’).
Action Bronson announced as headliner for Manchester’s Outbreak Festival 2024
Action Bronson has been announced as a headliner at Manchester’s Outbreak Festival this June.The US rapper will top the bill at the Manchester festival this summer, which takes place at the Bowlers Exhibition Centre from June 28-30.The announcement comes after the hardcore and punk festival – which is billed as “a platform to the UK’s consistently thriving counterculture” – announced their first batch of acts in December.Action Bronson will headline the Friday of the festival (June 28) alongside JPEGMafia, Flatbush Zombies, The Garden and more, followed by Basement on Saturday (June 29).Tickets are on sale now from here with full weekend passes available, as well as single Friday and combined Saturday and Sunday entry.Other acts announced on the line-up include Soccer Mommy, Show Me The Body, Poison The Well, Angel Du$t, Mannequin Pussy, Ceremony, Touché Amoré, Movements, Incendiary and Mindforce.Organisers have said that more news will be coming soon, and you can check out the full line-up so far below.2024Much more still to come including 3 headliners.Tickets on sale now.https://t.co/22df2EgSFI#Outbreak24 pic.twitter.com/PXhmoLybpo— Outbreak Fest (@OutbreakFest) December 15, 2023Elsewhere at the festival, Joyce Manor will commemorate the 10-year anniversary of ‘Never Hungover Again’, Nothing will perform 2014’s ‘Guilty Of Everything’, The Hotelier will celebrate a decade of ‘Home, Like Noplace Is There’ and Thursday will perform a set comprising tracks from two of their most celebrated albums, ‘War All The Time’ and ‘Full Collapse’.Last year’s edition of the festival was headlined by Denzel Curry, Death Grips, Converge and Bane.Action Bronson’s last album, ‘Cocodrillo Turbo’, came out in April 2022.
Watch Julien Baker join Turnstile for ‘Underwater Boi’ at Rock En Seine
Boygenius‘ Julien Baker has finally joined Turnstile onstage to perform the band’s ‘Underwater Boi’ – watch fan-shot footage below.While performing at Rock En Seine in France on August 25, Turnstile brought out Boygenius member Julien Baker for a special performance of ‘Underwater Boi’, taken off their celebrated 2021 album ‘Glow On’.On the original track, Baker provides backing vocals, harmonising with Turnstile frontman Brendan Yates. This marks the first time the two acts have performed ‘Underwater Boi’ together.Watch fan-shot footage of the collaboration via @boygeniussource on X/Twitter below.Julien joining Turnstile today in France! pic.twitter.com/Af1Z7Qbfa4— boygenius source (@boygeniussource) August 25, 2023JULIEN JUST CAME OUT TO SING “UNDERWATER BOI” WITH TURNSTILE TODAY IN FRANCE pic.twitter.com/c8c5u4FewY— boygenius source (@boygeniussource) August 25, 2023More of Julien today with Turnstile at Rock en Seine! pic.twitter.com/ZPv4X9cRiB— boygenius source (@boygeniussource) August 25, 2023More of Julien singing with Turnstile earlier tonight in France! pic.twitter.com/dG6z7E3Iwg— boygenius source (@boygeniussource) August 25, 2023Later that same day for Boygenius’ set, Turnstile frontman Brendan Yates and Viagra Boys‘ Sebastian Murphy joined the trio for a performance of ‘Satanist’.Y not Brendan Yates, de Turnstile, saliendo a gritar en Satanist de Boygenius, mi corazón por favor.