Home Tonight, So Here’s An Update

My mom and I spent the majority of the day at the nursing home with my grandmother. There has been no change, except her blood pressure has dropped slightly (no cause for concern, according to Hospice) and they are now having to suction out her throat and esophagus at least two or three times a day. So, please continue praying/sending us positive thoughts, if you would.

In other news, it’s October — my favorite time of the year! (I know we’re already 13 days in, but I’ve been distracted.) I have no idea what I’m going to be for Halloween. I’m leaning toward a variation on Harley Quinn, the girl on the cover of Mindless Self Indulgence’s Frankenstein Girls Will Seem Strangely Sexy, or Tim Sköld. I haven’t had the chance to indulge in many horror movies so far; however, my best friend and I have binge-watched “Light as a Feather” on Hulu.

Other highlights of October: it’s finally below 1000 degrees here in Alabama, and my favorite college football team, the Alabama Crimson Tide, is undefeated. Oh, and Alter Bridge is playing a show within two hours of me on the 17th.

Given that this is a music blog, I guess I should mention something about music, huh? Ha! Okay. Here are a few upcoming releases:

  • Super Junior – Time Slip (10/14)
  • Shane Eagle – Dark Moon Flower (10/15)
  • Alex Vargas – EGO (10/18)
  • Alter Bridge – Walk the Sky (10/18)
  • Cody Jinks – The Wanting (10/18)
  • HXXS – Year of the Witch (10/18)
  • Jimmy Eat World – Surviving (10/18)
  • The Lacs – Rise and Shine (10/18)
  • Third Eye Blind – Screamer (10/18)
  • Cigarettes After Sex – Cry (10/25)
  • Fit For An Autopsy – The Sea of Tragic Beasts (10/25)
  • Jinjer – Macro (10/25)
  • Night Flowers – Fortune Teller (10/25)
  • Norma Jean – All Hail (10/25)
  • PVRIS – Hallucinations EP (10/25)
  • Scarlett Rose – Welcome to Wonderland (10/31)

I’m trying to schedule some posts in my free time so that my blog isn’t lacking content for consecutive days, or even a full week. I hope to resume the playlist challenge and choose a featured band on the 21st.

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New Music (9/23 — 9/29)

Varials: “I Suffocate”

Drown This City: “Stay Broken”

State Champs: “Real World”

Ice Nine Kills: “IT Is The End”

Shinedown: “ATTENTION ATTENTION”

Dirty Honey: “Rolling 7s”

Warbringer: “Firepower Kills”

One Time Without: “Hate”

Plastic Tears: “Look of Lies”

We Came As Romans: “Carry The Weight”

Danny Blu: “Sanctuary”

Hand Of The Tribe: “The Last Time”

Eggvn: “Heresy”

Delain: “Burning Bridges”

Jimmy Eat World: “All The Way (Stay)”

Alcest: “Sapphire”

Being As An Ocean: “Find Our Way”

Borknagar: “Voices”

Life Awaits: “Blind Belief”

The Almost: “Chokehold”

Clawfinger: “Tear You Down”

Our Hollow, Our Home: “Parting Gift”

Amon Amarth: “Shield Wall”

HellYeah: “Skyy and Water”

Vancouver Sleep Clinic: “Fever”

Aurora: “Apple Tree”

Atlas: “Aika”

Aephanemer: “The Sovereign”

Abbath: “Hecate”

H.E.A.T: “One By One”

New Music (9/16 — 9/22)

Omnium Gatherum: “Chaospace”

Cold: “Without You”

Citizen Soldier: “Weight of the World”

Ambleside: “Still Life”

Mass Worship: “Celestial”

Fever 333: “Animal”

In Flames: “Follow Me”

In Motive: “Subtle Mistakes”

Your Life & Mine: “Runaway”

Like Moths To Flames: “All That You Lost”

Devin Townsend: “Why?”

A Killer’s Confession: “Numb”

Spite: “The Offering”

Kublai Khan: “The Truest Love”

Bayside: “Interrobang”

The Darkness: “Heart Explodes”

Avatarium: “Rubicon”

Leprous: “Alleviate”

Danko Jones: “Fists Up High”

Strigoi: “Phantoms”

Jeremy Camp: “Only You Can”

Tauren Wells: “Miracle”

Our Last Night: “The Beaten Path”

New Years Day: “Come For Me”

Jake Miller: “Could Have Been You”

Stand Atlantic: “Hate Me (Sometimes)”

Amber Run: “What Could Be as Lonely as Love”

Crystal Viper: “Still Alive”

Davey Suicide ft. Telle Smith: “Medicate Me”

Blasterjaxx: “Blackout”

New Music (9/9 — 9/15)

Note: I’m only doing thirty songs per week now!

Lindemann: “Steh auf”

All That Remains ft. Danny Worsnop: “Just Tell Me Something”

HellYeah: “Black Flag Army”

Tom Keifer: “Rise”

As I Lay Dying: “Blinded”

Insomnium: “Heart Like A Grave”

The 69 Eyes ft. Dani Filth: “Two Horns Up”

Flying Colors: “Love Letter”

Nothing More: “Fade In/Fade Out”

Work Of Art: “Be The Believer”

Papa Roach: “Come Around”

Bloodbather: “End”

Imminence: “Saturated Soul” (Acoustic)

Written By Wolves: “Secrets”

Pet Shop Boys ft. Years & Years: “Dreamland”

Royal Coda: “Numbing Agent”

Grayscale: “Young”

Lacuna Coil: “Reckless”

Weeping Wound: “Inside Out”

Kissin’ Dynamite ft. The Baseballs: “Cadillac Maniac”

KMFDM: “Paradise”

Weezer: “The End Of The Game”

Half Past Seven: “Fall Behind”

FRND: “Graveyard”

D-A-D: “A Prayer For The Loud”

Signs of the Swarm: “Crown of Nails”

Mallory Run: “A Cold Place”

Void Of Vision: “If Only”

BOMBUS: “Mama”

Lindsay Schoolcraft: “Savior”

New Music Alert: Alter Bridge, American Grim, and I Prevail

Is it any surprise I’m posting about the new Alter Bridge single, “In the Deep”? No? Okay.

The intro reminded me so much of “Take You With Me” by Tremonti, and while the lyrics are lovely, the song did not resonate with me the way AB tracks typically do. Still, I believe it is worth a listen.

Last week, I somehow missed the fact that American Grim had released a new song entitled “Nightmare.”

I stand by my earlier comparison of the band to the Murderdolls, American Grim’s sound a little fuller than the horror punk outfit’s. “Nightmare” stays true to the sound and style American Grim has crafted. I enjoyed it quite a bit.

And finally, because I like to do lists of at least 3-5, I Prevail shared the official video for “Gasoline,” off their latest album Trauma.

The video is cinematic, dealing with very intense subject matter, appropriate for such a harsh, heavy track (both musically and lyrically).

Bonus: Lindemann — which features Rammstein front man Till Lindemann alongside Peter Tägtgren of both Hypocrisy and PAIN — announced earlier today that they will be releasing the first single, “Steh Auf,” from their sophomore record on Friday the 13th!

New Music (9/2 — 9/8)

Boze: “Coming For It All”

Pretty Maids: “Serpentine”

Amaranthe: “Helix”

Adam Lambert: “Superpower”

Pink Fly: “Peachy”

Nomy: “I gave you everything”

Despised Icon: “Purgatory”

INCHAOS: “You And Me”

Wage War: “Grave”

Sleeping With Sirens: “How It Feels To Be Lost”

Don Broco: “Action”

Of Mice & Men: “Taste Of Regret”

Greta Van Fleet: “Always There”

Airbourne: “Boneshaker”

Borknagar: “Up North”

Michael Sweet ft. Ethan Brosh: “Shine”

Rob Halford: “Donner and Blitzen”

Nile: “Long Shadows of Dread”

Tom Keifer: “Touching The Divine”

Fozzy: “Nowhere To Run”

M83: “Temple Of Sorrow”

Bombay Bicycle Club: “Eat, Sleep, Wake (Nothing But You)”

Death Cab for Cutie: “Blue Bloods”

Shakespears Sister ft. Richard Hawley: “When She Finds You”

Dead/Awake ft. Aidan Holmes: “F(R)IENDS”

The Agonist: “As One We Survive”

Infected Rain: “Storm”

Hideous Divinity: “The Embalmer”

MUNA: “Taken”

Chelsea Wolfe: “Deranged for Rock & Roll”

New Music (8/26 — 9/1)

Dragonforce: “Heart Demolition”

coldrain: “The Side Effects”

Fit For An Autopsy: “The Sea of Tragic Beasts”

Rings Of Saturn: “The Husk”

blink-182: “Darkside”

Angels & Airwaves: “Kiss & Tell”

Cigarettes After Sex: “Heavenly”

Senses Fail: “Bastard Son”

Grayscale: “Baby Blue”

Super Whatevr: “better.”

Valiant Hearts ft. Philip Strand: “Wildfire”

Flying Colors: “You Are Not Alone”

Death Valley High vs. Chino Moreno: “Cavity – First Communion”

Crashdïet: “Rust”

Eskimo Callboy: “Hurricane”

Wind Rose: “Drunken Dwarves”

Betraying The Martyrs: “Down”

Angel Witch: “Don’t Turn Your Back”

Patty Gurdy: “Run”

Depeche Mode: “A Pain That I’m Used To”

Thousand Below: “Disassociate”

Blaze Bayley: “Eagle Spirit”

The Devil Wears Prada: “Lines Of Your Hands”

John Newman ft. Nina Nesbitt: “Without You”

Poets of the Fall: “My Dark Disquiet”

Beth Hart: “Bad Woman Blues”

Allan Rayman: “Pretty Please”

Amber Run: “The Darkness Has a Voice”

Vancouver Sleep Clinic: “Summer ’09”

James Blunt: “Cold”

New Music (8/19 — 8/25)

Eclipse: “Viva La Victoria”

Alter Bridge: “Take The Crown”

The Defiants: “U X’D My Heart”

Bad Wolves: “I’ll Be There”

Insomnium: “Valediction”

Opeth: “Dignity”

The HU: “The Great Chinggis Khaan”

Atreyu: “Generation”

Angels & Airwaves: “Rebel Girl”

Dream State: “Open Windows”

Call Me Karizma: “Bleach”

Alcest: “Protection”

Sonata Arctica: “Cold”

Jinjer: “Judgement (& Punishment)”

Waterparks: “Dream Boy”

Visions Of Atlantis: “Nothing Lasts Forever”

In Mourning: “Black Storm”

Killswitch Engage ft. Howard Jones: “The Signal Fire”

Depeche Mode: “Goodnight Lovers”

Bayside: “Prayers”

Black Stone Cherry: “Me and the Devil Blues”

Signs of the Swarm: “Tempting Death”

Exhorder: “Hallowed Sound”

gabriel black with phem: “Dead Yet”

Cold: “The Devil We Know”

Enter Shikari: “Stop the Clocks”

Joywave: “Obsession”

Uneven Structure: “Outlaw”

Greyson Chance: “white roses”

Incubus: “Into The Summer”

New Music (8/12 — 8/18)

Starset: “Manifest”

PVRIS: “Hallucinations”

Strvngers: “Death Is The Only Way Out”

Young Other: “Love Blind”

Annisokay: “Good Stories”

Opeth: “Svekets Prins”

While She Sleeps: “I’ve Seen It All”

The Darkness: “Heart Explodes”

Courage My Love: “Harlequin Romance”

Highly Suspect: “Upperdrugs”

Highly Suspect: “16”

Illenium ft. Goldn: “That’s Why”

Capstan: “We’ll Always Have Paris”

Proposal: “Arrhythmia”

Mono Inc.: “Louder Than Hell”

Wednesday 13: “Bring Your Own Blood”

Une Misère: “Sermon”

Boys Of Fall: “Fake Smiles”

Shadow Of Intent: “Embracing Nocturnal Damnation”

Dawn Of Disease: “Procession Of Ghosts”

FRND: “What If I Fall Apart”

Depeche Mode: “Freelove”

Gutalax: “Shitbusters”

Chelsea Wolfe: “Be All Things”

Michael Sweet ft. Jeff Loomis: “Better Part Of Me”

Abraham Alexander: “Stay”

Waterparks: “Watch What Happens Next”

EBEN: “Plastic Angels”

You Me At Six: “What’s It Like”

Iggy Pop: “James Bond”

New Music (8/5 — 8/11)

Skynd: “Tyler Hadley”

Altona: “My Thoughts (Will Be The Death Of Me)”

Silent Theory: “Sticks and Stones”

Crashdïet: “In The Maze”

Sleeping With Sirens: “Agree To Disagree”

The Darkness: “Rock and Roll Deserves To Die”

HellYeah: “Perfect”

Soleil Moon: “Nothing Matters”

Erra: “Eye of God”

Gatecreeper: “Boiled Over”

From Sorrow To Serenity: “Resurgence”

Scarlet Rebels: “Part Of Me”

I Don’t Know How But They Found Me: “Social Climb”

Flight Paths: “Weathered & Broken”

Shangrila: “Fade Away”

Epica: “Kingdom Of Heaven”

Underoath: “Wake Me”

coldrain: “January 1st”

Winona Oak: “Break My Broken Heart”

As I Lay Dying: “Shaped By Fire”

The 69 Eyes: “Black Orchid”

Spite: “Judgement Day”

Bat For Lashes: “The Hunger”

Norma Jean: [Mind Over Mind]

Kadavar: “The Devil’s Master”

Barns Courtney: “Hollow”

The Score: “In My Bones”

Band-Maid: “endless Story”

Hey Violet: “Queen Of The Night”

KXM: “Lightning”

Vile A Sin: “Carnival Of Souls”

The Serpent Servant: “The Slithering Torment”