Chiodos stream new song titled “Under Your Halo”

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Ready for another new song from Chiodos? The guys have released a new track titled “Under Your Halo” from their upcoming album DEVIL. You can read full details at USA Today and listen to the song below:

DEVIL is set to release on April 1 and you can preorder the album on iTunes.

“Under Your Halo” stands in stark contrast to some of the other songs released from DEVIL thus far. How is the album shaping up? Tell us your thoughts in the replies!

Posted by Kiel Hauck

Chiodos stream new song “Behvis Bullock”

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Chiodos are streaming another new track, this one titled “Behvis Bullock” from their upcoming album DEVIL. This is the fourth song thus far to be released from the new album. Check it out below:

DEVIL releases on April 1. What’s your favorite song released so far? Will the new album hold up to the band’s past work? Share your thoughts in the replies!

Posted by Kiel Hauck

Who should replace Jonny Craig in Isles & Glaciers?

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It’s been nearly four years since post-hardcore supergroup Isles & Glaciers released their first and only collection of songs. Their 2010 EP The Hearts of Lonely People was just as exciting as it was unexpected, combining the music fortitude of a slew of the scene’s biggest names.

Fronted by heavyweight vocalists Craig Owens (Chiodos), Vic Fuentes (Pierce the Vel) and Jonny Craig, Isles & Glaciers’ styles ranged while playing to each member’s strengths. To this day, the band has only played one live performance – a surprise set at SXSW in 2009, nearly a year before the release of The Hearts of Lonely People.

Because of each member’s prior commitments to their day jobs, it’s clear why there would be a lack of activity from the band. However, it’s become increasingly obvious that Isles & Glaciers have no intent on ever making music together again, largely due to a falling out with Jonny Craig.

The infamous Macbook scam, continued drug issues and erratic behavior all appear to have lent a hand in breaking the relationship. But without Craig’s lower register tenor croon to balance Owens’ and Fuentes’ high end, it’s clear that the band wouldn’t be the same without him. So what to do?

We’ve decided to compile a list of options for the remaining members of Isles & Glaciers to consider before laying the band to rest forever.

Tilian Pearson

It’s true that the former Tides of Man vocalist has a much higher upper registry than Craig. However, it’s worth noting that Pearson has filled Craig’s shoes on more than one occasion. Tilian was the the fill-in touring vocalist for Emarosa in 2011 before taking over Craig’s role as clean vocalist in experimental post-hardcore outfit Dance Gavin Dance in 2012. If anyone knows how to sing to Jonny’s tune, it’s Tilian Pearson.

Trenton Woodley

If you’re unfamiliar with Trenton Woodley, you would do well by getting to know him. As lead vocalist for Aussie rockers Hands Like Houses, Woodley has proven himself to be one of the most promising singers in the scene. His croon is smooth like Craig’s, but may be even more versatile. His work on recent Hands Like Houses release Unimagine shows that he’s capable of an array of styles and we’re thinking he would sound swell alongside Owens and Fuentes.

Tyler Carter

Tyler Carter is perhaps the best fit to pick up the soulful slack in Isles & Glaciers as Craig’s replacement. Their vocal styles are eerily similar. Both possess a self-indulgent, melismatic delivery that is as much about swagger as it is about vocal style. Carter’s wide range helps him fit into a multitude of sonic environments, perhaps best displayed on Issues’ recent self-titled debut. Both singers have a touch of soul that sets them apart from the typical scene clean singer. Without a doubt, Carter could hold his own in Isles & Glaciers.

Jonny Craig

Truthfully, as great as the previous three singers are, there’s no one we’d rather see fill the third vocal spot in Isles & Glaciers than the man himself. It’s true that Craig is a bit of a rascal and has had his issues in the past, but he appears to be clean and back on the grind, currently working on a new project with Kris Crummett. It may be that past scars have cut a bit too deep with the rest of the group, but if there’s ever a chance for reconciliation we’d love to see it happen.

Of course, if The Hearts of Lonely People is the only music from Isles & Glaciers we ever get, we can at least be thankful for what we had, even if it only felt like just the beginning.

by Kiel Hauck

kiel_hauckKiel Hauck is the editor in chief at It’s All Dead. Over the past decade, he has been a contributor for multiple online and print publications and was most recently an editor at PopMatters. Kiel currently resides in Indianapolis, IN with his wife and their imaginary pet, Hand Dog. You can follow him on Twitter.

It’s All Dead Podcast Episode: 004 – Saosin, Midtown and more!

IAD_Podcast_ImageOn the latest episode of the official It’s All Dead podcast, Kiel Hauck and Kyle Schultz chat about the recent reunion announcements of Saosin and Midtown at this year’s Skate and Surf Fest and the problem of fan entitlement. They also discuss recent releases from We Are the In Crowd, Issues and Bayside and what they’re expecting from the upcoming Chiodos album, DEVIL. Listen in!

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Chiodos stream “Why the Munsters Matter”, announce tour

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Chiodos have released a new video for their song  “Why the Munsters Matter”, which can be viewed below. The track is from their upcoming album DEVIL, set to be released on April 1.

You can currently buy the new song and preorder the album on iTunes.

Additionally, the band has announced that they will be touring this spring alongside Emarosa, Hands Like Houses and Our Last Night. You can view the dates below.

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You can view more exclusive information about DEVIL and the upcoming tour over at AbsolutePunk.net.

What are your thoughts on the two new songs thus far? Does it measure up to the band’s past work? Share your thoughts in the replies!

Chiodos to release DEVIL on April 1

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Chiodos has announced that they will release DEVIL, their highly anticipated fourth studio album, on April 1 through drk/lght records, an imprint of Razor & Tie. The band has also released the cover art for the album and the track list, which can be viewed below:

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1. U.G. Introduction
2. We’re Talking About Practice
3. Ole Fishlips Is Dead Now
4. Why The Munsters Matter
5. 3 AM
6. Sunny Days & Hand Grenades
7. Duct Tape
8. Behvis Bullock
9. Looking For A Tornado
10. Expensive Conversations In Cheap Motels
11. I’m Awkward & Unusual
12. Under Your Halo
13. I Am Everything That’s Normal

Additionally, you can hear the first song from the album, “Ole Fishlips is Dead Now” over at Alt Press.

What are your thoughts on the new song? Will DEVIL measure up to the band’s previous work? Let us know your thoughts in the replies!

Posted by Kiel Hauck

Chiodos members share song titles from new album

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Post-hardcore heavy hitters Chiodos may not have released an album title for their new album due in March, or even released an official track. They have, however, tweeted the names to their favorite tracks from their upcoming fourth album:

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The album will be the band’s first release with Razor & Tie and first since their recent reunion, which saw the return of lead vocalist Craig Owens. A teaser clip for the album can be viewed below:

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Most anticipated albums of 2014

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Now that all of the end-of-the-year lists are finished (wait, some people are still posting end-of-the-year lists?), we figure it’s time to look ahead to 2014. Surely, 2013 featured an incredible amount of fantastic music, but 2014 is shaping up to be pretty great itself.

Some of the albums on this list are being shrink-wrapped as we speak, while others are in the early-stages of creation or are simply hearsay. This is in no way an exhaustive list of the music to come in 2014, but simply an overview of the music we’re pretty dang excited about.

So go ahead – read on to find out what we’re looking forward to in 2014 and then hit the replies to share your most anticipated music of the new year!

We Are the In Crowd – Weird Kids (February 18, 2014 – Hopeless)

we_are_the_in_crowdWe Are the In Crowd made their mark on the scene in 2011 when they dropped their poppy, infectious debut album, Best Intentions. Since then, the band has toured relentlessly and grown from the new kids on the block to a force to be reckoned with. Weird Kids may prove to be a much more biting and aggressive release than their debut judging from lead single “The Best Thing (That Never Happened)”, which is just fine with us. Vocalist Tay Jardine possesses the chops and gusto that may lead to crossover success for this pop punk act. – Kiel Hauck

Blink-182 – Untitled (Sometime 2014 – DGC)

blink_182It’s been a little over a year since Blink 182 has released any new songs, and it seems like we’re due. Neighborhoods was a good return album for the group after their hiatus, but it lacked the charm that Blink is known for. However, the Dogs Eating Dogs EP seemed to have solved most of those issues and gave the band their lifeblood again. With the energy of their recent live shows as any indication, it looks like Blink 182 are finally back to full power, and with any luck, 2014 will be the year of the next great Blink album. – Kyle Schultz

Issues – Issues (February 18, 2014 – Rise)

issuesIssues rise in the metalcore scene has been a particularly quick one. This shouldn’t come as a surprise since the band is composed of well-known names in the scene and features a fresh kick to the nearly worn out genre. Fronted by screamer Michael Bohn and crooner Tyler Carter, Issues offers an alluring vocal back and forth with an added post-hardcore crunch and nu-metal-esque scratches and breakdowns. The band’s debut Black Diamonds EP sounded promising, but their recently released work in lead up to their self-titled debut sounds polished and punishing. – KH

Say Anything – Untitled (Sometime 2014 – Equal Vision)

say_anythingMax Bemis announced quite a while ago that Say Anything’s next album would be out in 2014 after taking a brief break this year. While his newer albums are a bit toned down from the explosive releases early on in the band’s career, any time a new Say Anything album is announced, it’s an exciting event. As Bemis changes his style slightly for each new album, it’s an experience sure to be enraptured in summersault guitar solos, extravagant chord changes and memorable lyrics. – KS

Chiodos – Untitled (March 2014 – Razor & Tie)

ChiodosBelieve it or not, it’s been nearly two years since Craig Owens announced his return to Chiodos. The promise of new music has hovered since then, and recent tours have given very little indication into what we can expect from the post-hardcore act’s fourth studio album. Surely the addition of guitarist Thomas Erak is an exciting one that should add a new flash and power to the band’s recordings, but little has been revealed about what the final product will sound like. One way or the other, we’re excited to hear what the band drops in March. – KH

The Early November – Untitled (Sometime 2014 – Hopeless)

the_early_novemberThe Early November have announced that they will have a new album out in the spring, which was an amazing early Christmas present. Marking the second release since the band reunited, this follow-up to last year’s In Currents will be a tough sell, but each release by the group has been able to top itself, so we have reason to be excited. With the recent debut of new song “Better That Way”, it looks like The Early November are not only sticking to their original musical style, but perfecting it. – KS

Frank Ocean – Untitled (Sometime 2014 – Def Jam)

frank_oceanAccording to Frank Ocean, he’s already hard at work on new songs to be included on his next album. It will be hard to top Channel Orange, but if there’s anyone out there that can keep our expectations high, it’s Ocean. His creative process is a mysterious one, leaving the possibility that we may not receive a new album this year, or even the next. With any luck, we won’t have to wait long to see what he has in store. In the meantime, we’ll throw on Channel Orange, which sounds just as fresh and captivating as it did upon its release. – KH

The Gaslight Anthem – Untitled (Sometime 2014 – Mercury)

the-gaslight-anthemThe Gaslight Anthem are busy as usual. They not only plan to keep pace in releasing a new record every two years, but they also just released the Here Comes My Man EP and are prepping for a B-side album this month. Keeping this busy though, each record the band has put out has been better than the last and has helped create a unique sound all their own; a healthy mix of Bruce Springsteen and punk rock. After the beauty of last year’s Handwritten, whatever Gaslight puts out is worthy of adoration and sure to be another entry in an already incredibly impressive discography. – KS

Kanye West and Jay Z – Watch the Throne 2 (Sometime 2014 – Def Jam)

kanye-jayzThe word was that once Ye and Jay dropped their solo albums, a follow-up to 2011’s Watch the Throne would be in store. Rumblings suggest that this may very well be the case, but when the album will emerge is a mystery. Regardless, we know well enough that Kanye’s Yeezus was one of the most impressive and unsettling albums of 2013, while Jay Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail was…well, underwhelming. However, these two seem to bring out the best in each other and we all eagerly await their next offering. – KH

Noel Gallagher – Untitled (Late 2014 – Sour Mash)

Noel-GallagherNoel Gallagher is sadly underappreciated in this country, as is his current band The High Flying Birds. But the former Oasis writer and guitarist is not only reported as writing a new record, but has claimed that it includes some of the best songs he’s ever written. As the genius behind most of Oasis’s legendary hits (“Don’t Look Back In Anger”, “Wonderwall”) that’s not only a big claim, but a battle cry to outdo his stellar debut solo album. It’s currently unknown whether it will maintain the orchestral acoustic ballads of the original album or revert to Gallagher’s trademark guitar rock, but it honestly doesn’t matter: his songs are just that good. – KS

kiel_hauckKiel Hauck is the editor in chief at It’s All Dead. Over the past decade, he has been a contributor for multiple online and print publications and was most recently an editor at PopMatters. Kiel currently resides in Indianapolis, IN with his wife and their imaginary pet, Hand Dog. You can follow him on Twitter.

Chiodos plays new song during Warped Tour Europe set

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During a recent stop of the 2013 Vans Warped Tour Europe, Chiodos played a new song that is presumably from their upcoming album. The song is titled “Behvis Bullock” and can be viewed below:

Earlier this year, the band announced their signing to Razor & Tie and has been in the studio with producer David Bottrill since September recording their as-of-yet untitled fourth studio album.