ICYMI: Stacks of New Music/Videos for your Viewing Pleasure

What a week we had with so much new music popping up all over the joint at times it was difficult to even keep up. So in order to try and tackle all of what was released we’ve compiled this list of the newest songs/videos we didn’t get to mention during the week that was, starting with:

Sum 41 – War

Their new album 13 Voices is set to be a massive return to form for the boys following the reuniting with former guitarist/shredder Dave “Brownsound” Baksh. Their first release “Fake My Own Death” was an instant hit but the new song/video for “War” focuses on the band’s front-man finding items from his past and setting fire to them (a somewhat moving forward nod to all his previous battles with alcohol, Avril Lavigne and earlier years with the band). On another note, it’s great to finally see Deryck Whibley looking healthy and fresh again these days.

Meshuggah – Born in Dissonance

Increase the brutality in your life with the latest offering from Nuclear Blast members Messhuggah from their forthcoming, self produced 8th album The Violent Sleep of Reason. Keep your eyes peeled on the site for an interview with Mårten Hagström very soon \m/

KoЯn – Insane

Nu-Metal/Dub-Step/Goth Rock (and another other genre clash we’ve missed) heroes KoЯn have returned this week with a new song from their upcoming release The Serenity of Suffering and it looks like a return to earlier metal roots for the Californian 5 piece. The video has already clocked up more than 1 Million views on YouTube and seems to be resonating with old fans who hated the band’s Skrillex phase, so a very promising start for Jonathan Davis and co.

Zakk Wylde feat. Corey Taylor – Sleeping Dogs

Two heavyweights in the metal scene have collaborated for this acoustic/rock ballad from Zakk’s latest offering Book of Shadows II and tells the story of a guy who is having a really interesting walk along the highway and all the riduculous things he encounters.

Of Mice & Men – Real

Staying in California for a minute, (former?) metalcore act Of Mice & Men released their new video for the song “Real” which at first started out sounding very similar to Linkin Park. As I started typing this up I flicked back over to the video to discover unclean vocalist Austin Carlile has taken on the role of second clean vocalist and surprisingly pulls it off well following years of screaming his lungs out. With similar “core” bands departing from their heavier early beginnings (Bring Me The Horizon, The Amity Affliction etc) could we be seeing a new ear of bands progressing forward away from those styles and aiming for a more mainstream sound? Either way I’m enjoying this direction too…

Anthrax – Monster at the End

With yet another banger from their latest release For All Kings the Anthrax legends have decided to chuck up a video for the track “Monster at the End” which features stop animation photography of the guys playing riffing like the legends they are. We can only imagine how long it would have taken to edit this mother fucker so apprecaite it for all it’s worth

Trophy Eyes – Heaven Sent

Currently on tour across the country with The Amity Affliction, that hasn’t stopped these Newcastle natives from releasing a new song from their forthcoming album Chemical Miracle (out October 14th). Lead single John Floreani says: “Heaven Sent is like an 80’s montage of every relationship I’ve ever had. It starts out all sweet and innocent, until they finally work me out, and then ends in a flaming plane crash catastrophe. Not just the long term relationships, either.”

Taking Back Sunday – You Can’t Look Back

Time is etching closer for the release of Taking Back Sunday‘s newest album Tidal Wave and to get fans keen and moist they’ve put out a new video for the track “You Can’t Look Back” which starts out like your typical trip to the desert with friends to sit around a campfire and hook up but gradually ends in a bloodied mess for front-man Adam Lazzara. Lets hope he recovers in time for their Australian Tour in March next year

Friday, 17th March
Enmore Theatre, Sydney (AA)
Saturday, 18th March
The Triffid, Brisbane (18+)
Sunday, 19th March
170 Russell, Melbourne (18+)
Wednesday, 22nd March
The Gov, Adelaide (AA)
Thursday, 23rd March
Metro City, Perth (18+)
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