Sum 41 have released the second track and lead single from their upcoming album 13 Voices.
The track is titled War and is filled with references to frontman Deryck Whibley’s struggles with alcoholism among other things. Whibley said: “I feel that this song literally saved my life. I was at my absolute lowest point of what seemed like a never-ending recovery. When I was at a tipping point of falling back into drinking or staying the course of recovery, I grabbed a pencil and paper instead of a bottle and started writing. Whenever I had any thoughts of giving up, I would read these lyrics to myself over and over again. They helped remind me of what it was that I was fighting for, and that I needed to keep fighting harder. Giving up was not an option.”
Nuclear Blast CEO Markus Staiger and Shawn Keith have decided to cooperate and launch a brand new label, suitably named SharpTone.
The new label will encompass a multitude of genres and subgenres in rock music as can be seen in the opening roster and cover a number of locations across the world with offices located in Los Angeles with satellite centres in the UK, Germany and Australia.
The afformentioned opening roster features a few well-established bands, see the 6 bands so far below:
Chris Fronzak of Attila has stated: “We are REALLY excited to announce that we have officially signed to SharpTone! We are at an amazing point in our career and we know that these guys have the power that we need to take things to the next level. We’re ready to dominate the planet with our brand new album. SharpTone is a label that shares our enthusiasm and understands who we are and what our vision is. So let’s fucking crush the world and spread party metal to the masses!”
Co-founder Shawn Keith said: “Developing this label has been very exciting for me. The opportunity to partner and cultivate new and established artist working towards broadening their global potential is thrilling. SharpTone will continue to diversify and evolve as a brand for music fans to truly identify with. We are not just another record label, we are new music company, allowing artists to be as creative and passionate as they choose to be.“
Taken from “Suicide Squad: The Album” which accompanies the main film being released this Summer, Twenty One Pilots have released their video for Heathens. The album also features tracks by Skrillex, Eminem, Panic At The Disco! and more.
Pre-orders for the album available below, with every Pre-Order receiving Heathens as an Instant Grat – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/suicide-squad-the-album/id1125281254?ls=1&app=itunes
Suicide Squad: The Album is released August 5th via Atlantic Records. Keep an eye out below.
1) Skrillex & Rick Ross – ‘Purple Lamborghini’ 2) Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa & Imagine Dragons with Logic and Ty Dolla $ign (feat. X Ambassadors) – ‘Sucker For Pain’ 3) Twenty One Pilots – ‘Heathens’ 4) Action Bronson & Dan Auerbach (of The Black Keys) [Feat. Mark Ronson] – ‘Standing In The Rain’ 5) Kehlani – ‘Gangsta’ 6) Kevin Gates – ‘Know Better’ 7) Grace – ‘You Don’t Own Me’ (feat. G-Eazy)
8) Eminem – ‘Without Me’ 9) Skylar Grey – ‘Wreak Havoc’ 10) Grimes – ‘Medieval Warfare’ 11) Panic! At the Disco – ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ 12) War – ‘Slippin’ Into Darkness’ 13) Creedence Clearwater Revival – ‘Fortunate Son’ 14) ConfidentialMX – ‘I Started A Joke’ (feat. Becky Hanson)