I should probably call this something other than a “Weekly” update. Anyway, I have a few bits and pieces I haven’t posted yet, so here we are! In this “weeks’ issue:
- Yob announce new album
- Legend of the Seagullmen competition
- Matthew Santoro’s Higher Power
- Albums you should check out!
Yob announce new album
Yob have toured with Tool a few times now, and are a favorite among many Tool fans. Singer/guitar player Mike Scheidt has had a few medical problems of late, so it’s good to hear he’s getting over them, and working on more Yob material. Recently they announced the next album Our Raw Heart will be out in June.
We’re excited to announce that our eighth full-length album ‘Our Raw Heart’ will be released this June 8th on Relapse Records and that we will be touring the US this summer with Bell Witch.
We’re very excited to share this new music. We gave it everything we have. Going from an uncertain future in the beginning of 2017, to writing and then recording a new album at the end of it, it was quite a year. We’re very grateful. We’re looking forward to hitting the road again and celebrating decibels and good cheer with friends worldwide. Can’t wait!
Legend of the Seagullmen competition
There’s a competition over at one of my favourite sites Metal Sucks where you can create some art, and go into the running for some Seagullmen booty:
To celebrate the record’s sheer awesomeness, MetalSucks is teaming up with Legend of the Seagullmen for a fan art competition! The band wants to see YOUR fan art, in any digital medium. The five strongest five submissions will be shared on the band’s on social media accounts. Even more excitingly, one grand-prize winner will receive a one-of-a-kind Legend of the Seagullmen mega-bundle, which includes…
- A special edition blue/white variant vinyl copy of Legend of the Seagullmen
- A CD copy of Legend of the Seagullmen
- Drum sticks signed by Danny Carey
- A Seagull skull necklace
- A t-shirt
- A signed copy of the band’s exclusive New Years Eve concert poster
Matthew Santoro’s Higher Power
Matt Santoro is a good friend of Adam’s and has recently put out a trailer to his movie Higher Power. It looks great!
Albums you should check out!
I’m always listening to new albums (and welcome recommendations). Here’s a few that I’ve enjoyed over the last month or so:
- Conjurer – Mire: Dark crusty metal
- Hot Snakes – Jericho Sirens: Post-punk from a band that’s been around for quite some time
- Harms Way – Posthuman: Nu-ish metal that doesn’t suck
And also ……. ma fukkin tool is recording!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So happy
Mysteriously quiet on the recording front. Maynard must be in there doing his thing by now!
Maybe I guess. Social media seems quiet on all fronts. I’m expecting the APC promo train will leave the station very soon though, since we’re not under a month from release.
I think I saw a little gif or something from Adam which showed Danny and Joe ‘dialing in some drums’. But otherwise I suppose no news is good news at this stage! Also I think the APC train has left – I’m getting some localised APC adverts on my FB feed – the countdown is on. Weird though – I’m not over excited for it as we’ve pretty much heard half the album already.
Yep, post coming soon on that one