What are we talking about this week on While You Were Away? New songs from the Prince vault, new reissues from Motionless in White and The Darkness, plus tours on sale this week and more.
Asking Alexandria reveal details for new album ‘Where Do We Go From Here?’
Asking Alexandria have been teasing their next album Where Do We Go From Here? for a while. Now, we know when the album is coming: August 25th.
The album features 11 tracks including the newly released “Bad Blood.” Watch the lyric video below.
“‘Where Do We Go From Here?’ is the culmination of our entire journey as a band,” says guitarist Bent Bruce. “We worked really hard to incorporate every aspect of what our fans love about Asking Alexandria. We have taken elements from every single record we have ever written and pieced them all together to create one album.
Our fans will find elements from ‘Stand Up And Scream’, such as the synth-tinged breakdown on ‘Things Could Be Different’, all the way through to ‘See What’s On The Inside’ on this album. Lyrically, the album explores themes of loss and struggle through to hope and finding your own inner strength. We are incredibly proud of this album, and we can’t wait for everyone to hear it.”
Pre-orders can be found here.
Prince estate unveils singles ‘All a Share Together Now’ and ‘7 (E Flat Version)’
The Prince estate has unearthed two singles from the Paisley Park vault: “All a Share Together Now” and “7 (E Flat Version).”
The new tracks are part of an ongoing vault series after being previewed at Paisley Park Celebration last month. “All a Share Together Now” was originally recorded in 2006 and has never been officially released, while “7 (E Flat Version)” is a remix of the third single from Prince and the New Power Generation’s 1992 album, Love Symbol.
Stream both singles below.
The Darkness announce ‘Permission To Land’ 20th anniversary reissue
The Darkness are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their debut album Permission To Land with a reissue, out October 6th via Warner.
Dubbed Permission To Land…Again the new edition will feature the original album along with rare b-sides, unreleased demos, and live recordings depending on which version you get.
“So much has happened since the original release of Permission To Land that I can hardly believe it’s only been 20 years,” says Justin Hawkins. “Such turmoil, upheaval, the emotional rollercoaster ride of being nobody, becoming somebody, going back to being nobody and loving every second of it!
“The past two decades have only been this eventful because of the impact that our debut album had. I’m grateful for every second of this experience and delighted to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the best debut album by The Darkness of all time. Join me in giving this seismic long player 20 heartfelt bumps. Happy birthday PTL!”
Pre-order it here.
⚡️ PERMISSION TO LAND…AGAIN! ⚡️
Guess what?! We are re-issuing a special 20th anniversary collection of Permission to Land which includes the incredible album expanded with unreleased demos, b-sides and live performances!
— The Darkness (@thedarkness) July 6, 2023
Motionless in White announce ‘Scoring The End of the World’ deluxe edition
Motionless in White have announced details of a special edition of their latest album Scoring the End of the World, out September 8th.
The expanded edition features four new bonus tracks: “Hollow Points,” “Fool’s Gold,” “Timebomb” (STEOTW Mix), and “Porcelain: Ricky Motion Picture Collection.” The album will be available in multiple formats and on vinyl for the first time ever in different color variants including black, orange, hellfire, scorched earth, and electric purple.
Pre-orders can be found here.
Tours on sale this week
Lil Uzi Vert will head out on the “Pink Tape Tour” this fall starting October 21st in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and wraps up with a hometown show in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on November 22nd. Tickets are on sale now.
Dayseeker will hit the road with Silent Planet and Moxy this fall for a 15-date headline tour, which starts September 1st in Lubbock, Texas, and concludes September 24th in Los Angeles, California. Tickets available now.
Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin, the composer behind iconic scores for American and Italian horror films, will perform the score to Dario Argento’s Demons alongside a screening of the film. The tour launches on September 26th in Franklin, Indiana, and finishes up with a show in St. Louis, Missouri on November 6th. Find all the details here.