It's been a tough couple of days.
With the passing of Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington, it feels like the world has stopped, just as it started to turn again after we lost Chris Cornell. The problem with tragedy, though, is that the world doesn't really stop—life keeps ebbing and flowing and moving forward, even while we are stuck in place. But there's something beautiful in the fact that life, and more specifically music, in all its forms is triumphant and healing, and it surges ahead as a guiding light even at times when we just can't keep up.
All we can hope for from this is to learn, grow and remember to tell our friends and family that we love them. In the meantime, hopefully music will be for you whatever it needs to be—a grieving process, a distraction, a glimmer of hope. Here is the music news you may have missed today; hopefully, it helps to heal you in whatever way you need.
1. Miss May I announce tour
— Miss May I (@missmayiband) July 20, 2017
2. Great Grandpa release animated “No” video
Their album Plastic Cough is out now on Double Double Whammy. Watch “No” below!
3. Four Year Strong announce album of acoustics and rarities
It's hilariously (but truthfully) titled Some Of You Will Like This, Some Of You Won't, and is out September 8 on Pure Noise. Listen to the unplugged rendition of “Heroes Get Remembered, Legends Never Die” below, and pre-order the record here.
4. Heavy Hearts sign with Failure By Design Records
The band announced their deal with the UK label today and also premiered their new video for “Unravel (Your Love)”—check it out below!
5. The Bronx announce fifth album
V is out on September 22 via ATO Records. Check out the video for lead single “Sore Throat” below.
6. Red Jumpsuit Apparatus confirm new album and tour
We're getting new music from RJA in 2018! “Our new album will be released in 2018, new single & tour this fall!” they added in the comments of a Facebook post.
7. VANISH release EP From Sheep To Wolves
Stream it right now via Outerloop's YouTube channel below.
8. Across The Atlantic sign to SharpTone Records
The Texas natives drop debut album Works Of Progress September 1. Watch the video for new single “Playing For Keeps” below!
9. The Contortionist drop new track “Absolve”
Listen to the new song below! Their upcoming record Clairvoyant is out September 15 via Entertainment One Music/Good Fight Music.
10. Pentakill drop two brand new singles
If you haven't heard of Pentakill, it's a pretty cool project—the band originated from the multiplayer game League Of Legends, and is based on a line of “skins,” or costumes, within the game. The band is backed by a rotating cast of prominent metal musicians. The two new tracks feature Jørn Lande (Jorn, Beyond Twilight, Masterplan), synths by Scott Kirkland (The Crystal Method) and vocals from Noora Louhimo (Battle Beast). Read the full story of Pentakill here and check out the new tracks below!
11. Every Time I Die have announced a Canadian tour for this fall. Check out the cities and dates below!
They'll be taking Knocked Loose and Hollow Earth on the road with them as well.
Canada. We are coming in October. Put $1 aside every day and you'll be able to buy a ticket with months to spare. pic.twitter.com/PjSnt5kTQA
— Every Time I Die (@everytimeidie) July 21, 2017
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