The publishing world:
There weren’t as many new releases as last week:
But there were a slew of gorgeous cover reveals:
Phew! Aren’t they all beautiful, though?
In other news:
- George Saunders won the 2017 Man Booker Prize with ‘Lincoln in the Bardo’.
- Cait from Paper Fury is publishing her debut novel, ‘A Thousand Perfect Notes’, as C.G. Drews.
- Samira Ahmed sold her second novel, ‘Mad, Bad & Dangerous To Know’ – a YA thriller coming in fall 2019.
The music industry:
Ready for these new releases?:
There was a sizeable amount of new music, too:
Taylor Swift wants to tell you how ‘Gorgeous’ you are:
Where have Knuckle Puck ‘Gone’?:
Sleep On It are getting excited for Bonfire Night, so they’ve teamed up with Derek Discanio on ‘Fireworks’:
While A Perfect Circle are back with ‘The Doomed’:
A few tour announcements:
- Neck Deep rescheduled that cancelled Nottingham show. It’ll be taking place on November 5th, with support from WSTR and Blood Youth.
- Pale Waves are touring across the US during November and December.
- Babymetal are playing two huge shows in Hiroshima in December.
- The Movielife are playing three holiday shows throughout the state of New York in December.
- Converge are touring America in January.
- Anti-Flag and Stray From the Path are touring together across America during January and February.
- Between January and March, Tonight Alive and Silverstein are co-headlining dates across America. Support comes from Broadside and Picturesque.
- Tonight Alive are following that by heading to the UK in March, with support from With Confidence and The Gospel Youth. These are their first UK headline dates since their tour last February.
- As It Is are playing some UK headline dates in March, with support from Grayscale and Like Pacific.
And some exciting album announcements:
- Frank Turner‘s greatest hits album, ‘Songbook’, is being released on November 24th…
- …the same date that At The Drive In release their new EP, ‘Diamanté’.
- Tonight Alive‘s fourth full-length album, ‘Underworld’, is being released on January 12th.
- Super Whatevr‘s ‘Never Nothing’ is being released via Hopeless Records on January 19th.
- While Waterparks second full-length album, ‘Entertainment’, is dropping on January 26th…
- …the same date that The Dangerous Summer release their self-titled album. This will be their first release since announcing their comeback, preceding their UK tour with Moose Blood.
In other news:
- Massmatiks announced their split…
- …while The Summer Set confirmed that they’re on indefinite hiatus.
- Handguns kicked out three of their members to reform their original line-up.
- Introvert signed to UNFD…
- …while We Were Sharks joined Victory Records…
- …and Hold Close were welcomed to Hopeless Records.
- Tonight Alive announced the departure of guitarist Whakaio Taahi…
- …while Zak Kessler reportedly left Old Wounds…
- …and Brian “Mitts” Daniels left Madball after 16 years.
- Ed Sheeran was injured in a bicycle accident, forcing him to cancel some upcoming tour dates.
- There were allegations of sexual assault against ex-Real Estate guitarist Matt Mondanile…
- …and Marilyn Manson‘s bassist, Jeordie “Twiggy Ramirez” White was accused of rape by his ex-girlfriend, Jack Off Jill‘s Jessicka Addams.
- Meanwhile, an update in the Decapitated case: their vocalist and bassist have been formally charged with rape and kidnapping.
- In happier news, Bring Me The Horizon‘s Jordan Fish and Oli Sykes successfully climbed to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for charity. The duo climbed in aid of Friends of PICU, following Jordan’s son Eliot getting into difficulty shortly after his birth.
- ROAM revealed that WSTR and Stand Atlantic will be joining them on their upcoming UK tour…
- …while Seaway will be joined by Woes and Lizzy Farrall.
- Five Finger Death Punch settled their lawsuit, which means they’ll be releasing new music soon.
- Last, but certainly not least, Linkin Park revealed that they’re streaming Chester Bennington’s tribute concert via Youtube. It takes place next Friday night (early Saturday morning for us Brits).