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,...

CONCERT: Halsey says goodbye to ‘Hopeless’

Halsey’s Hopeless Fountain Kingdom tour may be on its final installment but the Providence, RI stop was still a night of firsts. Her very first tour stop in Rhode Island boasted a sold-out crowd. Avid fans from across the east coast were lining up as early as Tuesday to get into the July 11 show at Bold Point Park. Opening for Halsey was Jessie Reyez who dialed the energy up to 11 when she took the stage, her vengeful track “Gatekeeper” striking some chords in the crowd. “Gatekeeper” calls back on a pivotal and chilling moment in her career when a producer who, early in her career, told Reyez “If you wanna make it in this industry, you gotta suck some dick.” Halsey’s intimate show was replete with her usual pyrotechnics, backdrops, and theatrics typical of her arena shows, now set against the stunning backdrop of the sunset over the water. Opening her...