GC Records Launches Digital Download Store

GC Records, home of THE ANSWER LIES, ESL?!, NECKTIES MAKE ME NERVOUS, and more, has launched a brand new online store for digital downloads at gcdownloads.com.  Full length albums and single mp3s are available for purchase.  A select few rare and out-of-print releases  from EAST ARCADIA, AS I…, PASSPORTE, and KILL THE SCIENTIST are also available for free download.

Listen to JESU’s Forthcoming Conqueror Album in It’s Entirety

Conqueror, JESU‘s forthcoming new album, has been posted in it’s entirety for previewing at this new website: http://www.jesuconqueror.com/. The album comes out on February 20th in the U.S.

The band will also be kicking off on a North American tour on the same day Conqueror drops. The first show will be an exclusive CD release show, followed by a full scale tour with ISIS, and an appearance at this year’s SXSW. Dates are as follows:

2/20 – Spaceland, Los Angeles CA (CD release show)

with ISIS
2/22 – Casbah, San Diego CA
2/23 – The Clubhouse, Tempe AZ
2/24 – Launchpad, Albuquerque NM

with ISIS & TORCHE
2/26 – Conservatory, Oklahoma City OK
2/27 – Ridglea Theater, Fort Worth TX
2/28 – Emo’s Alternative Lounging, Austin TX
3/1 – Numbers, Houston TX
3/2 – Spanish Moon, Baton Rouge LA
3/3 – Bottletree Lounge, Birmingham AL
3/5 – The Social, Orlando FL
3/8 – 40 Watt Club, Athens GA
3/9 – Tremont Music Hall, Charlotte NC
3/10 – Alley Katz, Richmond VA
3/11 – 930 Club Washington, DC
3/13 – Theatre of Living Arts, Philadelphia PA
3/14 – Irving Plaza, New York NY

with PELICAN, DAUGHTERS, OXBOW, BIG BUSINESS, & OCTAVE MUSEUM
3/15 – SXSW (Hydra Head showcase)

with ISIS & ZOZOBRA
3/17 – The Middle East, Downstairs Cambridge MA
3/18 – Theatre National, Montreal QC
3/19 – Barrymore’s, Ottawa ON
3/20 – Opera House, Toronto ON
3/21 – St Andrews Hall, Detroit MI
3/22 – Metro, Chicago IL
3/25 – Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis MN
3/26 – The Picador, Iowa City IA
3/27 – Granada Theatre, Lawrence KS
3/28 – Marquis Theater, Denver CO
3/30 – In The Venue, Salt Lake City UT
4/1 – The Big Easy, Boise ID
4/2 – The Big Easy, Spokane WA
4/3 – Neumo’s Crystal Ball Reading Room, Seattle WA
4/4 – Hawthorne Theatre, Portland OR
4/6 – Bimbo’s 365 Club, San Francisco CA
4/8 – Henry Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles CA

SIGH’s Hangman’s Hymn Cover Art Revealed; New Song Available

Groundbreaking Japanese act SIGH have revealed the artwork for their 7th studio album,
entitled Hangman’s Hymn, due out later this year on The End Records. You can to view it here.

“This is by far the best SIGH album we have done – from the production to the songwriting. We’re proud of the results,” states frontman Mirai Kawashima. “We hope our fans embrace what we have done with our music this time around as their support has always been great for SIGH.”

The album was recorded at Studio Moopies with engineer Takamichi Osada and the band handling production duties. The album features guest appearances from:

Rob Urbinati (SACRIFICE) – Guitar solo on the track, “The Master Malice”
Aurielle Gregory (ex-GIANT SQUID) – Female vocals on the track, “The Master Malice”
Tim Conroy (ex-GIANT SQUID) – Trumpet used/manipulated on various tracks
Steven Sagala (ENFORSAKEN) – Vocals used/manipulated on various tracks

An mp3 for the song, “Death with Dishonour,” has been made available for dowload here.

In other SIGH news, the band has been invited to play this year’s Inferno Festival, which is scheduled to take place April 5-7 at the Rockefeller Music Hall in Oslo, Norway.

AOL Music to Preview I’s Between Two Worlds This Monday, 11/13

AOL Music has teamed up with Nuclear Blast Records to debut I‘s new album, Between Two Worlds, this Monday, November 13th at 12:01am EST (9:01am PST) and will be available for streaming for seven days at this location:
http://music.aol.com/songs/new_releases_full_cds?defaultTab=13
The album officially hits stores Tuesday, November 14th.

I is the new band fronted by IMMORTAL vocalist/guitarist, Abbath. I‘s line-up is rounded by a host of Norwegian metal veterans including Arve “Ice Dale” Isdal of ENSALVED, ex-GORGORTH bassist Tom Visnes (T.C. King), ex-IMMORTAL drummer Armagedda, and also showcasing the lyrical penmanship of ex-IMMORTAL member Demonaz.

In related news, IMMORTAL recently announced exclusive U.S. reunion shows. Click here for more details.