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Against Me!’s Laura Jane Grace shares new album details

Against Me's Laura Jane Grace is back with a new project, an album release date, and a brand new track. Laura Jane Grace and the Devouring Mothers' debut album, Bought to Rot, will be released on Nov. 9 through Bloodshot Records. The 14-track record spans Grace's "fractured relationship with her adopted hometown of Chicago, true friendship, complicated romance, and reconciling everything in the end." The album is both inspired by and an homage to the late Tom Petty's album, Full Moon Fever. Though Bought to Rot has been described as a “solo album,” Laura Jane Grace & The Devouring Mothers is made up of lead singer and guitarist Grace, as well as Against Me!'s drummer Atom Willard and sound engineer Marc Jacob Hudson. "Apocalypse Now (& Later)" is the first track off of the album. Listen to it now and scroll down for the full track list: China Beach Born in Black The Airplane Song Apocalypse...

September Mourning’s night of female-fronted rock

Comics and graphic novels have become a cinematic medium and thanks to hard rock graphic novel project September Mourning, they're expanding their own space in the music world. September Mourning made a stop in Providence late last week on their Summer Soul Collection Tour. Along with their eclectic entourage of comic-inspired figures came some of the very best of east coast hard rock. New York-native Horribly Right and Rhode Island/Massachusetts-based Blind Revision kicked off the evening at Fete Music Hall on Sept. 23, fleshing out the already-impressive list of headliners that included Kaleido and Charcoal Tongue. It was difficult not to notice that four of the five bands performing were fronted by women, a welcome reprieve from the male-saturated hard rock world.  Related: Kaleido rocks Providence, drops new single Centering on the concept of human/grim-reaper hybrid, September Mourning frontwoman Emily Lazar personifies the fictional character of September. September's story plays out in a number...

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Kaleido rocks Providence, drops new single

All in one day: a brand new single and never-before-seen photos of Kaleido. Providence hard rock fans were treated to a hell of a show on Thursday night. Opening for September Mourning, Detroit-native Kaleido packed the Fete Music Hall for an explosive performance. Playing just three songs familiar to fans, much of their set hinged on brand new material they were eager to share. In fact, their brand new track, "My Enemy" dropped today. Vocalist Christina Chriss shared that  this cathartic song was sparked by her absolute rock bottom, a moment in which she thought she was going to die. However, after six years together and with even more new material on the way, Kaleido aren't going anywhere but on the road. Be sure to go listen to "My Enemy" while you check out our gallery from Kaleido's set below! [ngg_images source="galleries" container_ids="3" display_type="photocrati-nextgen_basic_slideshow" gallery_width="1200" gallery_height="1200" cycle_effect="fade" cycle_interval="10" show_thumbnail_link="0" order_by="imagedate" order_direction="ASC" returns="included" maximum_entity_count="500"]   Photos by Lauren...

Laura Jane Grace and the devouring mothers

Laura Jane Grace & The Devouring Mothers announce debut album, tour

Laura Jane Grace & The Devouring Mothers have announced that their debut album is on the way. The band has partnered with Bloodshot Records to release their debut album this fall though no album details or a release date have been revealed yet. In a statement, Grace said: “I’ve been a longtime fan of Bloodshot and the artists they work with. Having spent the past year working on a record without knowing where its home was going to be, when I discovered that the Bloodshot offices were only a couple of blocks away from my apartment I went in and asked if they’d consider giving the songs a home. They were cool enough to hear me out and oblige. I couldn’t be more happy about the work we’re going to do together and sharing it with the world.” Though described in a tweet as "a solo album," Laura Jane Grace & The Devouring Mothers...

CONCERT: Evanescence & Lindsey Stirling, all “Hi”s and no “Lo”s

BANSHEE ZINE exists because of our love for live music. We are proud to present Evanescence and Lindsey Stirling as our first-ever live music coverage. Evanescence hit the road this summer with co-headliner Lindsey Stirling to support their latest album, Synthesis, which features reimagined versions of their older songs. On July 18, Lindsey Stirling took the opening slot of the tour at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield, MA. Stirling's silhouette was enough to have the venue exploding into cheers. Against the backdrop of a film covering her journey from a talent show and YouTube presence to a global phenomenon through the trials and tribulations that are attached to success, Lindsey came high-kicking her way into the evening. Her set was a spectacle replete with costume changes, high-kicks, pseudo magic tricks, and, of course, stunning music. Evanescence's Amy Lee even joined her on stage to lend her vocals to "Shatter Me." Stirling's energy never faltered, perfectly...

Evanescence planning first album of new music in eight years

After eight years, Evanescence revealed that an album of original music is in the works. Vocalist Amy Lee made the reveal during an interview on WRIF 101.1 FM’s Meltdown. “That’s the plan,” she said when asked about if Evanescence was planning on releasing any new music in the future. Though there is no timeline, Lee confirmed that their next project would be a new album. “You will hear from us again.” She added that new potential material has been piling up “over the years.” The album would be their first original release since 2011’s self-titled album. Lee also tackled topics like social media, the logistics of collaborating with orchestras while on tour, motherhood, and achieving success. You can listen to the full interview here. The band is currently on tour with Lindsey Sterling supporting Synthesis, a compilation of reimagined versions of songs from their previous three albums. See the dates below: Dates: 07/14 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center 07/17 – Camden,...

Emo Earworms of Yesteryear: Flyleaf

Since we never got the chance to write about some of those bands we loved back in the day, we're taking advantage now. First up is Flyleaf, the Lacey Sturm-fronted emo band whose self-titled debut album was a jam when it was released in 2005....

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PLAYLIST: I Love a Woman

Friday the 13th. What better way to kick off BANSHEE ZINE's weekly playlists with one that's all about loving women? Check out I LOVE A WOMAN and start the weekend right....