While You Were Away: New Music From Greyhaven, New Sessanta E.P.P., Avenged Sevenfold’s Trippy Video, And More

What music news did you miss While You Were Away? New music from Greyhaven and The Gaslight Anthem, plus Avenged Sevenfold’s new music video, the new Sessanta EP, and more.

Avenged Sevenfold shares surreal animated ‘Cosmic’ video

Avenged Sevenfold recently shared a stunning animated music video for their latest single “Cosmic” from their latest album Life Is but a Dream…

Directed by Chris Hopewell, the video features the grim reaper figure who’s appeared in many of Life Is but a Dream…visual accompaniments. It begins with the reaper staring into an hourglass that begins glowing brightly. From there the reaper begins a trippy journey, which includes dancing on a beach, riding into the sun, and floating in the cosmos.

Watch it below.

The Gaslight Anthem announce new EP ‘History Books – Short Stories’

The Gaslight Anthem Announce New EP, 2024 North American Tour

The Gaslight Anthem have released their new EP, History Books – Short Stories, out now on their own Rich Mahogancy Recordings label via Thiry Tigers.

The EP, a companion to last year’s History Books, features four tracks including a cover of Billie Eilish’s “Ocean Eyes.” Additionally, there’s a new version of fan favorite “Blue Jeans & White T-Shirt.”

Stream History Books – Short Stories below.

The band have also announced a summer North American tour with special guests Joyce Manor, The Dirty Nil, and Pinkshift. See all those dates here.

A Perfect Circle, Puscifer, and Primus announce 3-way split EP

A Perfect Circle, Puscifer + Primus Announce New EP of New Music

In anticipation of Maynard James Keenan’s 60th birthday celebration, Sessanta, A Perfect Circle, Puscier, and Primus have announced a new 3-way split EP.

The Sessanta E.P.P.P., out digitally on March 29th, features one new song from each band, all co-written by Keenan himself. The entire EP will be performed at the upcoming Sessanta U.S. tour, where it will also be available for purchase. You can also pre-order vinyl variants here.

Check out the E.P.P.P. announcement below.

Greyhaven announce new EP ‘Stereo Grief,’ unveil new single ‘The Welcome Party’

Greyhaven announce new EP 'Stereo Grief,' share "The Welcome Party"

Progressive metal band Greyhaven have unleashed their brutal new single “The Welcome Party” from their upcoming EP, Stereo Grief, out on April 12th via Solid State Records.

Speaking about the new song, vocalist Brent Mills says: “It’s a classic Greyhaven song, but I think we’ve figured out what that means and how to do that the best way possible, while still exploring new things. This is the first time I’ve tried to tackle a central concept throughout a release. This song, and the EP as a whole, really deal with framing life and death…If these songs can build a house, this is the first knock at the front door.”

He continues: “The EP is a loose story of someone navigating existential fear relating to all life and all death on a grand scale through a multi-dimensional lens. I was inspired by a short story I read while we were tracking that sort of serves as a backdrop for what’s going on in the lyrics. Overall, I feel like this is the best material we’ve written so far and it’s only hinting at where we’re going. We couldn’t be more excited to release it with a new team behind us.”

Watch the video below and pre-order Stereo Grief here.

Tours on sale this week

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The Used will head out on their 2024 North American tour with support from Story of the Year and Amira Elfeky this summer. The trek starts June 20th in Gary, Indiana, and wraps up on July 13th in Norfolk, Virginia. See all the details here.

A Day to Remember have announced their 2024 North American tour called the “Least Anticipated Album Tour.” Starting June 6th in Waite Park, Minnesota, the tour features support from The Story So Far and Four Year Strong on all dates, with a rotation of Militarie Fun, Pain of Truth, and Scowl opening on select dates. See the full list of dates here.

Ultra Q have announced two special headlining shows featuring Mt Eddy (their former band) set for May 18th at 924 Gilman in Berkeley, California, and May 24th at The Echo in Los Angeles. Tickets are on sale now.

Megan Thee Stallion has revealed her 2024 “Hot Girl Summer Tour.” Making stops across the U.S., U.K., and Europe, the tour starts on May 14th in Minneapolis with GloRilla as a special guest on all U.S. shows. The international leg kicks off on July 4th in Glasgow and includes dates in Paris, Amsterdam, and London. See all her dates here.

Ashley Perez Hollingsworth

Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Illinois Entertainer. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Creeper, and Green Day.

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