Dance Gavin Dance are back with a bang. After weeks of teasing, the Sacramento post-hardcore juggernaut has returned with the first single (and music video) from their eighth studio album Artificial Selection, due out June 8th on Rise Records. The new track is called “Midnight Crusade”, and is sure to thrill longtime fans and new converts alike, as the group’s signature brand of quirky intensity is present in full force.
We’re barely over three months into 2018, and the year has so far been chock-full of surprises of every variety. So in that spirit, dear reader, I am going to utter a sentence so thoroughly unexpected that you may not have seen it spoken OR written in well over a decade. And the sentence is: “The new Hoobastank single is pretty good!”
Underoath have premiered the second single off of their hugely anticipated album Erase Me, out April 6th on Fearless Records. The new song, titled “Rapture”, shows the Florida metalcore legends diversifying their sound in a big way. Reminiscent in equal parts of the hooky alternative of Spencer Chamberlain’s side project Sleepwave, and the soaring post-hardcore anthems of Circa Survive, the track’s melodies soar in a way that feels totally fresh and unexpected for the band. April 6th cannot come soon enough.
The song was just premiered on BBC Radio 1’s Rock Show with Daniel P. Carter, and you can stream it below, courtesy of BBC.
The “debaucherous and flamboyant” (Rolling Stone) hard rock quartet SANTA CRUZ – whose raucous new album “Bad Blood Rising” recently debuted at #5 in their native Finland – will make their long-awaited return to America in early 2018, when they will take part in Fozzy’s “Judas Rising” U.S. tour. The trek – which also features Through Fire and Dark Sky Choir – kicks off in New Orleans on Feb. 28 and wraps up in Hampton Beach, N.H. on April 8. The complete itinerary for the tour appears below. The group expects to announce additional North American live dates in the near future.