Godspeed You! Black Emperor's New Album Surprise, Underoath's Breakup and Luke Lalonde Solo Ambitions in This Week's News Roundup
Published Oct 06, 2012While Canada may be in the midst of a long weekend, we're still back with our trusty news roundup to help catch you up on all this week's top stories. So if you're feeling out of the loop, come have a look at just some of the stories that graced our pages this week.
First up, out of nowhere we have a new Godspeed You! Black Emperor record. In one of the best album rollouts we've seen in ages, the band cut all the bullshit and simply released the thing, with fans at their show Monday (October 1) finding the thing just sitting there on the merch table. Of course, the album, called Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!, is already on its way to stores, so if you don't have it already, you will soon. Well played, Godspeed, well played.
And that was hardly the only surprising news we got this week. Not only did we learn that Christian metalcore posterboys Underoath are calling it quits, but Death Grips leaked their new album suddenly in what seems to be in protest to their label. Not far behind, the Replacements reunited, or at least two of them, and Ryan Adams revealed he's in the studio with, um, deadmau5.
In other news this week, we had Born Ruffian Luke Lalonde announcing a solo album, Smashing Pumpkins rolling out a deluxe version of Mellon Collie, the Dismemberment Plan confirming a new album, and Mike Love saying he didn't fire his Beach Boys.
Finally, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees for 2013 were announced, and, yes, Rush finally made the list.