While You Were Away: Robert Smith On The Cure’s New LP, New Music From Metric, Dethklok Returns To The Stage And More

This week we’re talking about Dethklok’s return to the stage, new music from Metric, Robert Smith’s update on The Cure’s highly anticipated new album, tours on sale this week, and more While You Were Away.

Robert Smith says The Cure’s new album will out this year

Here we go again. Robert Smith has offered yet another update on The Cure’s long-awaited follow-up to 2008’s 4:13 The Dream. Smith recently revealed to NME the band’s new albun, Songs of a Lost World, will be out before the band starts playing shows this fall.

“We will be releasing a new album,” Smith told NME. “I get fed up of saying this now! We will be playing from October and the new album will be out before then. We walked on [stage at the Ivors today] to a bit of new music, actually. Hopefully no one recorded it!”

“Reeves [Gabrels] our guitar player has come over from America for the day just to finish a couple of solos, I’ve got to finish a couple of vocals,” he revealed. “Essentially it’s a 12 track album. It’s there, it’s kind of half-mixed and half-finished. It’s a weird thing. It’s kind of evolved over the last two years. It hasn’t always been a good thing to have been left alone with it. You pick at it, like picking at seams, and everything falls apart.

Smith continued: “It’ll be worth the wait. I think it’s the best thing we’ve done, but then I would say that. I’m not doing an Oasis when I say that, ‘IT’S THE BEST FOOKIN’ ALBUM’. A lot of the songs are difficult to sing, and that’s why it’s taken me a while.”

Fingers crossed that the album actually sees the light of day this year.

Linkin Park shares deluxe edition of ‘Minutes To Midnight’

Linkin Park release deluxe Minutes To Midnight with four bonus songs

To celebrate its 15th anniversary, Linkin Park have digitally released a deluxe version of 2007’s Minutes To Midnight with four bonus tracks that were previously only available on the Japanese and iTunes versions.

“Join us in celebrating 15 years of Minutes To Midnight with 4 bonus tracks including No Roads Left and Across The Line,” say the band. “Now streaming everywhere.”

Stream the deluxe album below.

Dethklok announce their first live show in three years

DETHKLOK To Headline Adult Swim Festival Block Party

Dethklok is back! The band have announced they will headline the 2022 Adult Swim Festival Block Party, which is being held on the East Coast for the first time. This marks their first performance in three years. Other headliners include Run the Jewels and Tierra Whack.

Other acts on the bill are Bia, Eshu Tune (Hannibal Buress), Flo Milli, Hop Along, and many more acts. There will also be live panels on Rick & Morty (including a first look at the sixth season, Aqua Teen Hunger Force (first look at the upcoming movie), and Smiling Friends.

The three-day festival takes place August 5th to 7th in Philadelphia staged across multiple venues including The Filmore Philly, The Foundry, Punch Line Philly, and The Brooklyn Bowl Philadelphia.

Tickets and weekend passes are on sale now.

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Metric share new song ‘Doomscroller’

Metric recently shared their new 10-minute epic where they lament the digital age of 24/7 news cycle “Doomscroller” taken from their upcoming album Formentera.

The song’s accompanying video was filmed in studio by Metric collaborator Justin Broadbent. Talking about the video, frontwoman Emily Haines said “Justin captured rare studio footage of the recording of ‘Doomscroller’ and we used it like a visual anchor… These traces of life on earth that appear and disappear throughout the song subtly mirror the shifting moods of the music.”

Listen to the song below.

Tours on sale this week

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Bring Me the Horizon and Knocked Loose are teaming up for a US tour this fall. The tour launches on September 24th in Brooklyn, New York, and wraps up October 20th in Denver, Colorado. Tickets are on sale now.

Gorillaz will embark on their first North American tour in four years this fall. The 21-date outing kicks off September 11th in Vancouver and wraps up October 23rd in Miami, Florida. This is bound to be one of the best tours of 2022, so make sure you get tickets here.

In support of his new album Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers, Kendrick Lamar is heading out on “The Bigg Steppers Tour” this summer. The trek kicks off July 19th in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and wraps up with a two-night stint in Los Angeles on September 14th and 15th. The European leg will start the following month. Tickets are on sale now.

nothing,nowhere. is heading out on tour with gucchihighwaters and sadeyes this November. The tour starts November 12th at Leeds’ drown u out fest and makes stops in Oxford, Glasgow, Dublin, and Birmingham before wrapping up November 24th in London at Electric Ballroom. You can find tickets here.

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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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