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Day in Rock Report for 07/19/2021

After sharing their new song "The Writing On The Wall" last week, metal legends Iron Maiden have announced that they are releasing their brand new studio album, "Senjutsu", on September 3rd.

The new double album, the band's 17th studio effort, was recorded in Paris in 2019 and was produced by Kevin Shirley and founding member and bassist Steve Harris. (read more)

Daughtry have shared a lyric video for their new track "Lioness". The song comes from their forthcoming album, entitled "Dearly Beloved", which is set to be released on September 17th.

"Lioness" follows the previous single from the record, "Heavy Is The Crown", which claimed the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hard Rock Digital Songs Sales chart. (read more)

The Killers have announced that they will be releasing their new studio album, their seventh record, entitled "Pressure Machine", on August 13th and have shared a video trailer for the effort.

The new album, like 2020's "Imploding The Mirage", was co-produced by the Killers, Shawn Everett, and Jonathan Rado (of Foxygen), and came in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown. (read more)

Death From Above 1979 have released a music video for their single "Modern Guy" and have announced that they will be hitting the road for a North American Tour.

The video, directed by Alex P. Smith was shot in Hamilton, Ontario, and features the duo in a car chase. They had this to say, "'Modern Guy' is the first real driving song of the 21st century. So we made a driving video. End of story." (read more and watch the video)

Alt-rockers Ra have released a music video for their song "Enough" featuring Dustin Bates of Starset. The track comes from the group's brand new album, "Inercorrupted", which was released back in March.

Frontman Sahaj Ticotin had this to say about the track, "Enough is a very special song. It was originally written for the Starset album Divisions, but as that album progressed, it was clear to both Dustin and myself that my personal stamp on the song really felt more Ra. (read more)

The 40th anniversary of Journey's now diamond award winning album "Escape" is being celebrated by the syndicated radio show In The Studio with Redbeard.

The show's host had this to say, "Barely eighteen months into the Eighties, the hard-charging San Francisco juggernaut Journey unveiled a defining album for the decade with Escape in July 1981, containing 'Don't Stop Believin' ','Stone in Love', 'Who's Crying Now','Open Arms', and 'Mother, Father'. For the fortieth anniversary of this timeless effort, the Journey songwriting triumvirate of Steve Perry, founding guitarist Neal Schon, and new recruit then Jonathan Cain all recall their daring Escape here In the Studio." (read more)

Former Dokken guitarist George Lynch has released a new track called "Death By A Thousand Licks". The song comes from his forthcoming instrumental album, "Seamless".

George had this to say, "'Death By A Thousand Licks' was the last piece I wrote for Seamless. I decided to do something that was maniacal and shooting from the hip, completely improvised." (read more and stream the song)

Sound of Kalima have returned with a brand new single called "My Best Friend Hates Me" and to celebrate we asked them to tell us about the track. Here is the story:

Hi! We're Sound of Kalima, formerly known as Sal and Pete :) A few months ago we decided to take a songwriting and production course instructed by Charlie Puth to level up our skills and improve as songwriters. A few days into it, Sal had the initial idea for what became "My Best Friend Hates Me". (read more)

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