It was announced a couple weeks ago that Matt Good, former member of From First To Last and D.R.U.G.S is restoring From First To Last. They started a Kickstarter to raise some funds and managed to raise $25,000! This means they can now begin recording their EP. They are doing this interdependently, with just themselves and the fans. They wish to be label free this time around. There are still eight days left to donate, so if you'd like to donate to their Kickstarter, do it now while there is still time.
On December 16, We The Kings will be releasing their fourth album, which will be titled Somewhere, Somehow. The album artwork was just released. The track listing has yet to be released, but that will surely come soon.
On December 3, Simple Plan released a seven track EP called Get Your Heart On -The Second Coming. You can get the EP now from iTunes or their merch store.
This EP has been reviewed by Immortal Music for those who are interested.
The first bands for the 2014 Vans Warped tour have been announced. Air Dubai, For Today, Stray From The Path, Mixtapes, and Teenage Bottlerockets will be playing the North American Vans Warped tour. Tickets are also now on sale. Also, Fuse is now doing their Warped Roadies series once more. They air every Wednesday at 11/10c. Check your local listings for the channel numbers. On Warped Roadies, they are giving away VIP passes! To learn more, please go to the Fuse website.
Chris Motionless, the frontman for Motionless In White posted a lengthy rant on his personal Tumblr blog about the music industry, and said some very powerful, moving things when it comes to fans saying that they or any other band saved their lives. "NO band X, Y or Z did not save your life. IF in fact you were on the brink of any self harming action… it was YOU who pulled yourself from the ledge. You saved your life, You are the hero." If you are interested in seeing what else Chris had to say, please feel free to do so here.
Australian fans can catch Motionless In White along with A Day To Remember, HIM, Pennywise, Jimmy Eat World, and many more next year at the 2014 Soundwave Festival.
These are just some of the happenings in the music world. There will always be something that Immortal Music did not cover, but here are just some events.