Too busy pre-gaming for St. Patty’s Day? We’ve got you covered! Catch up with the music news you missed with While You Were Away. This week we’re talking about Louder Than Life’s stacked lineup, new music from YUNGBLUD and Motionless In White, Alexisonfire’s new album and more.
Motionless In White announce new album ‘Scoring the End of the World’
Motionless In White have announced their new album, Scoring the End of the World, out June 1oth via Roadrunner Records. To preview the record, the band have shared lead single “Cyberhex.” Listen to it below.
Speaking about the new song, frontman Chris Motionless says:
“‘Cyberhex’ is my love letter to you, our fans, for everything you have done for me over the course of some of the most mentally taxing few years I’ve had to go through. At times where I felt like my world was ending, as well as the world around us, it was always in my mind that I was able to turn to the special relationship we have created together for help, and I cannot thank you enough for that. Outside of my own personal experiences, it has been equally as fulfilling to me to see that in the face of tireless forces that continue to try and perpetuate hatred and negativity towards so many of us coexisting on this planet, we have all stood together to resist and fight back knowing that love and compassion will always prevail. We ARE the resistance. We ARE Cyberhex. I love you. Thank you.”
Pre-order Scoring the End of the World here.
Louder Than Life reveals 2022 lineup
Louder Than Life has revealed its lineup for 2022 and it lives up to its billing as the “biggest year yet.”
Headlining this year’s festival are Nine Inch Nails, Slipknot, KISS, and Red Hot Chili Peppers. Other notable acts on the bill are Bring Me the Horizon, Evanescence, Halestorm, Tenacious D, Yungblud, Ministry, Mastodon, Lamb of God, Rob Zombie, Alice Cooper, Papa Roach, Bad Religion, The Struts, Action Bronson, Theory of a Deadman, and Jinjer to name a few.
Louder Than Life takes place September 22nd-25th at the Highland Festival Grounds at KY Expo Center in Louisville, Kentucky. Single and three passes are on sale now.
Alexisonfire announce ‘Otherness,’ first new album in 13 years
Alexisonfire is back! The band recently announced their new album, Otherness, their first in 13 years. The album drops June 24th via Dine Alone Records.
The album marks their first release since 2009’s Old Crows/Young Cardinals. Two years later, the band announced they were breaking up. They reunited from a string of shows in 2015 and finally shared their first track in nine years, “Familiar Drugs,” in 2019.
In anticipation of the record, the band shared the new single “Sweet Dreams of Otherness,” which singer George Pettit explains as being “largely [guitarist-vocalist] Dallas [Green’s] brain child, but over the course of writing this record, it became more of a mission statement for the band. It’s kind of about performance and embracing a new found confidence in a state of peculiarity.”
Listen to the song below and pre-order Otherness here.
YUNGBLUD teams up with Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne for ‘The Funeral’ video
The Prince of Darkness has a humorous cameo where he accidentally runs over YUNGBLUD while cruising in his car with his wife/manager Sharon in the passenger seat.
Watch the video below.
“The Funeral” marks YUNGBLUD’s first new song since last year’s “Fleabag.”
Tours on sale this week
My Chemical Romance have expanded their highly anticipated 2022 tour with 14 new stops, including additional shows in Los Angeles, Brooklyn, and Toronto. Tickets for new shows are on sale now. See all the dates here.
Alice in Chains and Breaking Benjamin are teaming up for a co-headlining 2022 US tour with special guests Bush. The trek kicks off August 10th in Burgettstown, Pennslyvania, and wraps up October 8th in Mansfield, Massachusetts. Get details and tickets here.
Sea.Hear.Now festival returns to New Jersey this fall with a lineup featuring Green Day, Stevie Nicks, Cage the Elephant, My Morning Jacket, Gary Clark Jr. and The Head and the Heart. IT all goes down September 17th and 18th at North Beach Asbury Park in New Jersey. Tickets are on sale now. Get all the details here.
Thrice and Bayside have announced a co-headlining US tour with support from Anxious. The tour starts June 2rd in McKees Rocks, Pennslyvania and wraps up June 21st in Austin, Texas. Get all the dates and tickets here.