On this spooky edition of While You Were Away, we’re checking out new music from Chelsea Wolfe and blink-182, plus Children of Bodom’s final album, Depeche Mode’s new video collection, and more.
Chelsea Wolfe announces new album ‘She Reaches Out To She Reaches Out to She’
Chelsea Wolfe has announced her new album She Reaches Out To She Reaches Out to She, out February 9th via Loma Vista.
“It’s a record about the past self reaching out to the present self reaching out to the future self to summon change, growth, and guidance,” Wolfe says about the album. “It’s a story of freeing yourself from situations and patterns that are holding you back in order to become self-empowered. It’s an invitation to step into your authenticity.”
As a preview of the record, Wolfe has shared lead single “Whispers In the Echo Chamber.” watch the video below.
Pre-order She Reaches Out To She Reaches Out to She here.
Children of Bodom announce final album ‘A Chapter Called… Children of Bodom’
Children of Bodom have announced their final-ever album A Chapter Called… Children of Bodom, out December 15th via Spinefarm.
The live album, a recording of their 2019 show at the Ice Hall in Helsinki, arrives with the blessing of the late Alexi Laiho’s estate.
“It’s great to have that final show transformed into a live album,” says Daniel Freyberg. “For those who attended, it’s a time travel back to that moment. And for those who didn’t, it’s an opportunity to experience how the chapter called Children Of Bodom was closed.”
“Needless to say that this night was very special,” adds Henkka Seppälä. “When In Your Face started, the reality hit me and I had to turn away from the audience ’cause I actually started crying. But the beauty is that the memories and Alexi’s music will live forever!”
Pre-order A Chapter Called… Children of Bodom here.
Blink-182 drop two new songs ‘SEE YOU’ and ‘CUT ME OFF’
Surprise! blink-182 have shared two new songs from the new expanded edition of ONE MORE TIME.
“SEE YOU” and “CUT ME OFF” can be found on the digital-only edition of the album. Listen to the songs below.
Additionally, the band have shared a new video promoting their 2024 tour, where they recreate the infamous “Denny’s Grand Slam” hardcore concert video at a Denny’s in Long Beach, California.
Depeche Mode to reissue music video collection ‘Strange/Strange Too’
Depeche Mode are bringing Strange/Strange Too, a collection of music videos directed by Anton Corbijn, to DVD and Blu-ray for the first time on December 8th via Sony Music Entertainment.
1988’s Strange and 1990’s Strange Too were initially released on VHS and Laserdisc and have since been out of print. Both were originally directed and filmed in Super 8 by Corbijn and have been restored from original sources for the DVD and Blu-ray release. Corbijn played a part in the tape restoration process, which occurred over several years with the participation of other folks involved with the original films as well.
The updated collection also comes with a 16-page booklet with new liner notes by Corbijn along with six previously unseen outtake “vignettes” from the Depeche Mode archives. Pre-order Strange/Strange Too here.
Tours on sale this week
blink-182 are rolling out a new batch of dates for 2024. Mark, Tom, and Travis will embark on a 30-date tour starting June 20th in Orlando, Florida, and wraps up August 15th in Toronto, Ontario. Tickets are on sale now.
Iron Maiden will head out on the fall North American leg of their “Future Past Tour” starting October 4th in San Diego, California and runs through November 17th in San Antonio, Texas. A Live-Nation pre-sale starts Wednesday, November 1st. General sales start Friday, November 3rd. Get all the details here.
Feist will hit the road in support of her latest album Multitudes next year. The dates will be the “finale” of her “MULTITUDES” concert residency, which started in 2021. The tour kicks off February 6th in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and wraps up March 3rd in Toronto, Ontario. Tickets are available now.
Slam Dunk Festival have revealed the first wave of bands for their 2024 edition. Topping the bill are You Me At Six, The All American Rejects, Boys Like Girls, We The Kings, and Head Automatica. The bill also includes I Prevail, The Interrupters, Waterparks, Palaye Royale, Pale Waves, Bob Vylan, Pennywise, The Wonder Years and L.S. Dunes. Slam Dunk 2024 takes place at Hatfield Park and Leeds Temple Newsam on May 25 and 26 respectively. Get tickets here.