Wovenwar: stream the entire debut album online now

August 2nd, 2014
by EvilG

Wovenwar is streaming their debut self-titled album now on http://metalblade.com/wovenwar/! The album, which Revolver Magazine heralded as “more multifaceted than anything by As I Lay Dying”, and Decibel Magazine added that “Wovenwar sounds confident, vital, and even liberated on this splendid debut, will released in North America on Tuesday, August 5. Visit http://metalblade.com/wovenwar/ to stream the album and pre-order your copy! Read the rest of this entry »

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ENTHRALLMENT prepare for South American tour;  working on a new album

August 2nd, 2014
by EvilG

The death metallers from Bulgaria released their 4-th album “The Voice of Human Perversity” in February this year. Now they are working on a new full-length album and they’ve signed with new booking agent from South America “Villa Metal”. Enthrallment are preparing for a tour in the beginning of 2015. The tour will cover most countries on the continent. More information will follow.

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Heliosaga’s debut release is finally ready; Towers In The Distance to be released in August

August 2nd, 2014
by EvilG
Heliosaga is excited to announce the long awaited debut “Towers In The Distance” available August 22nd worldwide via digital and CD formats.

Heliosaga is excited to announce the long awaited debut “Towers In The Distance” available August 22nd worldwide via digital and CD formats.

Heliosaga is excited to announce the long awaited debut “Towers In The Distance” available August 22nd worldwide via digital and CD formats.

The anticipated album is rooted deep in European tradition, combining the best elements of power, symphonic, and gothic metal. Drawing comparisons from such bands as Xandria, Delain, and Leaves Eyes.

The name Heliosaga is a metaphor derived from helios, the Greek word for sun, and saga meaning the story/ history; thus, Heliosaga represents the journey of life.

“Towers In The Distance” lyrics are deeply personal, and the primary themes revolve around the state of the world, mortality and the personal struggles that all encounter. Mixed by Michael Hansen (Phonomik, Chainfist) at Phon Studio and mastered by Jacob Hansen (Epica, Volbeat) at Hansen Studios. Bass guitar tracks were recorded by Chad Novell (Fibonacci Sequence) and a guest guitar solo was performed by Gilbert Pot (Elegy).

Heliosaga was founded in 2010 by Damien Villarreal (keys/guitar) in San Antonio, Texas, soon after joined by Jordan Ames (drums). By September of 2010, the line-up was complete and the first practices were held. The ensuing year would see a five song demo, the first shows and various line-up changes. In 2012, Chelsea Knaack joined as lead vocalist and the band recorded the single “The Light of Ardor”, which was released in January 2013. Shortly before the recorded single was release, the band relocated to Minnesota and continued the writing process.

A lyric video for A Tower So Tall can be enjoyed here:

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SAVAGE MESSIAH ANNOUNCE THE MORE I SEE AS UK TOUR SUPPORT

August 2nd, 2014
by EvilG

London metallers SAVAGE MESSIAH have announced that fellow Brits and labelmates THE MORE I SEE will support them on select dates of their recently-announced UK tour, which kicks off on October 25th in Oxford.

SAVAGE MESSIAH frontman DAVE SILVER comments:

“We’re really pleased to be bringing The More I See out with us in November.  We’ve known the guys for a while and they’re a great bunch, and also a great new British heavy metal band.  Bring on November!”

THE MORE I SEE lead guitarist GIZZ BUTT adds:

“It’s an absolute honour and a very exciting prospect that we will be touring with Savage Messiah in the fall of 2014.  After the ‘Plague of Conscience’ album being eternally on repeat in The More I See band van, then ‘The Fateful Dark’ arriving in March 2014, and THEN to share quality time with Dave Silver as a fellow Heavy Metal Truant on the 160-mile cycle ride ‘to Download or bust’, it’s a privilege to be able to support a band we all really dig and feel akin with from a musical and labelmates perspective.  FUCKING BRING THE FUCKER ON!!!”

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MADAM X -Bret Kaiser, Maxine Petrucci, Chris Doliber and Roxy Petrucci

August 2nd, 2014
by Marko Syrjala

Madam X

MADAM X

INTERVIEW AND PICTURES BY MARKO SYRJALA

Madam X is an American hard rock/glam metal band formed in 1981 in Detroit by the Petrucci sisters, Maxine and Roxy. The original line-up was completed by bassist Chris “Godzilla” Doliber and vocalist Bret Kaiser. The band relocated to New York and got soon signed to Don Arden’s Jet Records. The band released their debut album WE RESERVE THE RIGHT in 1984. A single, “High in High School” was a success and not least because of it’s now legendary video which was played heavily in MTV. Unfortunately, the band drifted into trouble and after several line-up changes they finally disbanded in 1988. But sometimes things do change. In the spring of 2014 the band announced that they’re going to re-unite and soon after it was announced that the original line-up of Madam-X would perform their first re-union show in the mighty Sweden Rock festival in early June 2014. There I sat down with the whole band and tried to find about the reasons behind this re-union, the past and the future of Madam X. Read On!

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TESLA – bassist Brian Wheat

August 2nd, 2014
by Marko Syrjala

TESLA

BRIAN WHEAT

INTERVIEW AND LIVE PHOTOS BY MARKO SYRJALA

Tesla is an American hard rock band formed in Sacramento in 1982. The band has released 7 studio albums including multiplatinum sellers THE GREAT RADIO CONTROVERSY and MECHANICAL RESONANCE. The band broke up in 1995 but returned to stages in 2000. INTO THE NOW followed in 2004 and since then the band has been actively touring and recording. The latest Tesla album SIMPLICITY was released in early June 2014 and at that time the band performed at the Sweden Rock festival where I had a pleasure to sit down with the bands bassist and founding member Brian Wheat and discuss various topics including the new album, touring, and the bands disputed split with guitarist Tommy Skeoch in 2006. Read on!

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SLASH featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators Announce September Takeover Of Iconic Hollywood Clubs

July 31st, 2014
by Celtic Bob

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Although it’s said you can never go home again, SLASH featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators have today (July 31) announced they’ll celebrate the release of their new album WORLD ON FIRE by returning to the iconic guitarist’s stomping grounds with a series of three one-night-only club shows: September 23 (The Troubadour) and then, moving up the hill to the world-famous Sunset Strip, September 25 (The Roxy) and September 26 (The Whisky A Go Go).

These gigs will amp up the excitement around WORLD ON FIRE–out September 16 SLASH’s own label Dik Hayd International, distributed through Caroline–and honor the 50-year anniversary of the beloved musician retailer Guitar Center. Tickets for all shows go on-sale August 1 at www.SlashOnline.com.

“We’re excited to unleash ‘World On Fire’ in a big way and be a part of Guitar Center’s 50th celebration,” says SLASH. “They’ve been really supportive of me since the very beginning on the Sunset Strip.”

Fans can be a part of history as Guitar Center will present SLASH featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators “Live From the Roxy,” to be broadcast on national television on DIRECTV’s Audience Network (Ch 239) November 9th at 8pm. The 90-minute full rock concert will be filmed in stunning 4k and 5.1 surround sound. Fans can enter to win a VIP trip for two to see The Roxy show and take home an Epiphone Les Paul signed by the legendary guitarist, visit guitarcenter.com/slash to win.

“World On Fire” marks SLASH’s fastest-climbing song at radio ever; the album’s hell-raising first single hit the Top 10 this week. Listen to the song “World On Fire” HERE and watch the fun NSFW video HERE.

The WORLD ON FIRE disc marks SLASH’s third solo offering and second album with his official band The Conspirators which features MYLES KENNEDY (vocals), BRENT FITZ (drums) and TODD KERNS (bass). For WORLD ON FIRE, SLASH and the band worked with producer Michael “Elvis” Baskette (Alter Bridge, Falling In Reverse, Incubus) to create a powerful new turn for the band in 17 songs. WORLD ON FIRE is the follow-up to 2012’s Apocalyptic Love which debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and earned SLASH two No. 1 U.S. rock radio hits–his first-ever solo–with “You’re A Lie” and “Standing In The Sun.” SLASH officially began recording as a solo artist with his self-titled 2010 debut album which employed a different vocalist on each track of his first album including Ozzy Osbourne, Fergie and Myles Kennedy among others.

SLASH featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators are currently on their summer tour with Aerosmith in addition to select solo dates, see full itinerary below. The group rocked a packed house at The Forum in Los Angeles last night (July 30). For all dates and tour ticket packages, visit: http://slashonline.com/tour. Check out the set list from The Forum show below:

SLASH featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators
Set List from The Forum in Los Angeles
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“You’re a Lie”
“Nighttrain”
“Standing In The Sun”
“Back From Cali”
“You Could Be Mine”
“World On Fire”
“Anastasia”
“By The Sword”
“Sweet Child Of Mine”
“Slither”
“Paradise City”

About SLASH:
SLASH has amassed album sales of over 100 million copies, garnered a GRAMMY Award and seven GRAMMY nominations and was inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame. Time magazine named SLASH #2, behind Jimi Hendrix, on its “The Ten Best Electric Guitar Players of All-Time” list. SLASH helped create signature sounds like the guitar riff on #1 hits for Guns N Roses “Sweet Child o’ Mine” and “Welcome To The Jungle.” After leaving the band, SLASH went on to critical acclaim with SLASH’s Snakepit and global success with the supergroup Velvet Revolver.  SLASH’s self-titled biography critically well-received, climbed the bestseller list in both the U.S. and U.K. hitting #8 on the NY Times Bestsellers List. SLASH landed on the top of the charts with his first solo album, Slash (2010) which featured Ozzy Osbourne, Fergie and more. SLASH and his band featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators released the critically acclaimed Apocalyptic Love (2012) which stormed the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart at #4 as the top rock debut and produced his first-ever #1 rock radio solo hits: “You’re A Lie” and “Standing In The Sun.” SLASH released Nothing Left To Fear (2013) the first-ever motion picture he co-produced from Slasher Films, his film/TV production company. SLASH and his band will release their new album WORLD ON FIRE September 16, 2014.  www.slashonline.com.

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SIXX:AM Announce New Album ‘Modern Vintage’

July 31st, 2014
by Celtic Bob

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The long-awaited third release from SIXX:A.M., the band comprised of James Michael (vocals), DJ Ashba (guitar) and Nikki Sixx (bass) is entitled MODERN VINTAGE. Produced by James Michael, the album will be available on October 7, 2014 with the first single “Gotta Get It Right” hitting iTunes (http://smarturl.it/SixxAM_GGIR) and radio on August 5, 2014.

Says bassist Nikki Sixx: “Like our favorite bands from the 1970s, Sixx:A.M. is rooted in songwriting, musicianship and lyrics – three core elements that helped to define that era. Sixx:A.M. has taken even more pages from this book on “Gotta Get It Right” and the rest of Modern Vintage, having hopefully created a record that demands to be discovered again and again.”

Watch the band discuss the new album in the first of several upcoming behind-the-scenes webisodes at www.sixxammusic.com now. The video for “Gotta Get It Right” – directed by Paul Brown – will premiere on Vevo on August 6, 2014.

Shares vocalist James Michael: “On the first two albums, Sixx:AM established a musical freedom that few bands get to enjoy. “Gotta Get It Right” is clearly a birth child of that creative freedom and an exciting next step for us as our goal was to create something which confounds both expectation and categorization”. Adds guitarist DJ Ashba: “Gotta Get it Right” is a great example of how Sixx:AM has set out to celebrate the music that has influenced us over the years and we truly feel we’ve made a genre defying album with Modern Vintage ”

MODERN VINTAGE – Tracklisting:
1. Stars
2. Gotta Get It Right
3. Relief
4. Get Ya Some
5. Let’s Go
6. Drive
7. Give Me A Love
8. Hyperventilate
9. High On The Music
10. Miracle
11. Before It’s Over

SIXX:A.M.’s previous two albums, THE HEROIN DIARIES and THIS IS GONNA HURT – both of which were accompanied by books of the same name – have sold over 600,000 copies and spawned 2 number one radio singles, “Life Is Beautiful” and “This Is Gonna Hurt”.

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EXODUS Reveal Artwork For ‘Blood In, Blood Out’

July 31st, 2014
by Celtic Bob

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Legendary thrash metal band EXODUS have revealed the never-before-seen album art for their upcoming album, Blood In, Blood Out, hitting retail and digital stores on October 14, 2014 via Nuclear Blast. The album art was illustrated by Swedish artist Par Olofsson, known worldwide for his incredible renderings that have graced the covers of countless heavy metal albums, including EXODUS’ Let There Be Blood.

The concept for the art was impressively envisaged by Olofsson based on the album title alone, as Gary Holt explains, “The concept came from Par Olofsson – I fed him the title and he immediately came up with the final concept, and it’s perfect! One of my favorite covers we’ve ever done and it fits the title and theme to a T!”

Blood In, Blood Out is EXODUS’ 10th studio album, and marks the band’s first release with new vocalist Steve “Zetro” Souza since 2004’s Tempo of the Damned. It was also just announced via Rolling Stone that Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett churned out a special guest solo for one of the tracks on the album. More details are set to be released soon, including release dates, track listing information, pre-order specifics, and more.

To celebrate the imminent release of Blood In, Blood Out, EXODUS will be busy touring this fall – with a full South American tour leading into a supporting run with fellow metal titans Slayer and Suicidal Tendencies on the Scion-sponsored fall leg of their United States onslaught. The tour begins on November 12th in Oakland, CA at The Fox Theater and will tour throughout the states, coming to close in Detroit, MI at The Fillmore on December 5th. Tickets are on sale now!

Due to an overwhelmingly positive response, EXODUS is making VIP experience packages available for the entire tour. The packages are on sale now! Fans are encouraged to get them as soon as possible, as VIP package sales will close seven days prior to each show day. To purchase VIP packages via SLOtix.com – click here.

**If you already purchased your ticket and would like to be part of the EXODUS VIP package experience, contact SLOtix customer service at 888-756-4849 or customerservice@slotix.com.

EXODUS MEET & GREET PACKAGE
Package to include:
– One Premium Reserved ticket OR One General Admission Ticket with early entry to venue
– Meet & Greet with select members of EXODUS
– Autographed EXODUS Poster
– EXODUS tour T-Shirt
– Collectible EXODUS laminate to remember your evening
– Coupon for 25% discount at the online EXODUS merchandise store
– Onsite check-in staff

Attendees will be included in a giveaway for an autographed Gary Holt signature guitar or EXODUS guitar (at the end of the tour, Gary Holt will personally call the winner himself to announce that they’ve won!)

EXODUS PERFORMANCE DATES:

EXODUS in South America:
8/10 – Montreal, WC @ Heavy MTL – main stage B at 1:30PM
10/1 – Belem, Brazil @ Botequim
10/2 – Brasilia, Brazil @ CEDEC
10/4 – Sao Paulo, Brazil @ Carioca Club
10/5 – Rio De Janeiro @ Brazil Circo Voador
10/7 – Asuncion, Paraguay @ Kop Town
10/9 – Buenos Aires, Argentina @ Groove
10/11 – Santiago, Chile @ Club Kmasu Premier
10/12 – Antofagasta, Chile @ Rock and Soccer
10/14 – Lima, Peru @ Centrica
10/16 – San Jose, Costa Rica @ Club Pepper’s
10/18 – Mexico City, Mexico @ Circo Volador

EXODUS w/ Slayer & Suicidal Tendencies:
11/11 – Oakland, CA @ The Fox Theater (2nd show added!)
11/12 – Oakland, CA @ The Fox Theater
11/14 – Inglewood, CA @ The Forum
11/15 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre
11/17 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Coca Cola Bricktown Events Venter
11/18 – Austin, TX @ ACL Live at the Moody Theater
11/19 – Grand Prairie, TX (Dallas) @ Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
11/21 – Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Café/Hard Rock Live
11/22 – Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
11/24 – North Springfield, VA @ Empire (just added – EXODUS ONLY)
11/23 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
11/25 – Albany, NY @ Washington Avenue Armory
11/26 – Bethlehem, PA @ Sands Bethlehem Event Center
11/28 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
11/29 – Montclair, NJ @ Wellmont Theatre
11/30 – Upper Darby, PA (Philadelphia) @ Tower Theater
12/2 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
12/3 – Covington, KY @ Madison Theatre (just added – EXODUS ONLY)
12/4 – Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
12/5 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit

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GOD DETHRONED will reunite on board 70000TONS OF METAL

July 31st, 2014
by EvilG

After their farewell performance on board 70000TONS OF METAL in January 2012 we are proud to announce the band’s return!

Exactly 3 years later, they are scheduled to return to the stage more aggressive then ever! It will all begin with 70000TONS OF METAL, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise, sailing to Jamaica in January 2015.

GOD DETHRONED front man, Henri Sattler, explains:

“In early 2011, I was facing two options: one was to announce a break, and the other option was to quit the band. I definitely needed time away from it all, and having a break wasn’t reassuring enough to know if I would be able to recharge the batteries for another go.”

“Oddly enough it was at the funeral of the man who discovered us in the first place that I came to realize the story wasn’t finished yet. So here we go again. Don’t think you will be able to see us playing every club for weekends on end. We will only play a small selection of shows and this won’t happen before 2015. Besides that, the core of the band will consist of only Michiel and myself. We’ll have some cool guest musicians lined up, though, to make sure we’ll give you the best performance possible.

Last but not least, our first shows will be where we played our last ones three years ago. Our rebirth will happen on board 70000TONS OF METAL 2015. See you on board!”

70000TONS OF METAL, The Original, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise has already confirmed: Alestorm, Annihilator, Apocalyptica, Arch Enemy, Behemoth, Blind Guardian, Cannibal Corpse, Chimaira, D.A.D., Ensiferum, Equilibrium, God Dethroned, Grave Digger, Heathen, In Extremo, Kataklysm, Korpiklaani, Lake Of Tears, Michael Schenker’s Temple Of Rock, Napalm Death, Origin, Primal Fear, Tank, Therion, Threshold, Triosphere and Xentrix, with 33 more to come!

70000TONS OF METAL, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise, will sail Thursday, January 22, 2015 aboard the Royal Caribbean “Liberty Of The Seas” from Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale near Miami, FL and will not return to the real world until Monday, January 26, 2015

Ticket prices start at US$666 plus US$333 taxes and fees per person and include all on-board entertainment, non-alcoholic and non-carbonated beverages, all meals in the dining rooms, most on-board restaurants and even 24 room service!

Check out www.70000tons.com for more information.

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Summer Breeze – only 1000 tickets left

July 31st, 2014
by Arto Lehtinen

 

According to the official Summer Breeze site :

There are only 1,000 hard tickets left for SUMMER BREEZE 2014 on www.silverdust-shop.de. Those who haven’t purchased theirs yet should do so know if they don’t want to be left empty-handed. You know, those who are late will miss the SUMMER BREEZE. Walk this way: http://www.silverdust-shop.de/features/sb2014tkt.html

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ELUVEITIE: “Origins” Album Streaming Now Online

July 30th, 2014
by EvilG
ELUVEITIE: Announce North American Tour this Fall

ELUVEITIE: Announce North American Tour for Fall 2014

Swiss folk-metal pioneers, ELUVEITIE, have made their new album Origins available for streaming at http://bit.ly/EluveitieOriginsStream.
Origins will be released on August 1st (EUR), August 4th (UK) and on August 5th (North America) via Nuclear Blast. Cover artwork was created by none other than the group’s mastermind himself, Chrigel GlanzmannOrigins was recorded once again with producerTommy Vetterli (KREATOR, CORONOR) at New Sound Studios in Switzerland. Pre-order your copy today with or without an exclusive t-shirt design here.

 

The single “The Call Of The Mountains” (English version) is now available in the digital format. The full song in Swiss German, French, Italian and Romansh will be on the beautiful Nuclear Blast mail-order edition of Origins and via iTunes.

 

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PAUL DI’ANNO Reveals Artwork And Tracklist For ‘The Beast Arises’ DVD

July 30th, 2014
by Celtic Bob

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The Beast is back! The original voice of Iron Maiden, and the front man of such bands as Killers, Battlezone and Gogmagog, arises to bring his fans a show of sheer heavy metal brutality! Paul Di’Anno returned to Poland in April to play a string of live shows. One of the shows –  at Lizard Club in Kraków on April, 9th – was recorded for the purposes of a live DVD release “The Beast Arises”.

The material from the DVD captures a sensational live show in a club full of audience that would not let Di’Anno leave the stage for a long time. The release features mind-blowing performances of the classic material from the first two Iron Maiden studio albums, “Iron Maiden” and “Killers”, as well as songs by Killers, Battlezone, and, to top it off, a fierce cover of Ramones’ “Blitzkrieg Bop” – all this making for an outstanding show that will leave no fan in doubt that the Beast has truly risen! The DVD also includes an interview with Paul Di’Anno, a photo gallery and other extras.

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LED ZEPPELIN Reissue Campaign Continues

July 29th, 2014
by Celtic Bob

 

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The Led Zeppelin reissue campaign got off to a remarkable start in June as deluxe editions of Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin II, and Led Zeppelin III debuted in the top 10 of the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. The albums achieved similar international success with debuts near the top of the charts in more than a dozen territories, including Canada, France, Germany, Japan, and the United Kingdom.

The band has now prepared the reissues of Led Zeppelin IV (the third best-selling album in U.S. history) and Houses Of The Holy. As with the previous deluxe editions, both albums have been newly remastered by guitarist and producer Jimmy Page and are accompanied by a second disc of companion audio comprised entirely of unreleased music related to that album.

Led Zeppelin IV and Houses Of The Holy will each be available October 28 from Atlantic/Swan Song in the following formats:

Single CD – Remastered album packaged in a gatefold card wallet.
Deluxe Edition (2CD) – Remastered album, plus a second disc of unreleased companion audio.
Single LP – Remastered album on 180-gram vinyl, packaged in a sleeve that replicates the LP’s first pressing in exacting detail.
Deluxe Edition Vinyl (2LP) – Remastered album and unreleased companion audio on 180-gram vinyl.
Digital Download – Remastered album and companion audio will both be available.
Super Deluxe Boxed Set – This collection includes:
o Remastered album on CD in vinyl replica sleeve.
o Companion audio on CD in card wallet featuring new alternate cover art.
o Remastered album on 180-gram vinyl in a sleeve replicating first pressing.
o Companion audio on 180-gram vinyl in a sleeve with new alternate cover art.
o High-def audio download card of all content at 96kHz/24 bit.
o Hard bound, 80 page book filled with rare and previously unseen photos and memorabilia.
o High-quality print of the original album cover, the first 30,000 of which will be individually numbered.

The second round of reissues begins with one of the most artistically influential and commercially successful albums in the history of music, Led Zeppelin IV. Released in November 1971, the album—which is officially untitled—defined the sound of rock music for a generation with ubiquitous anthems such as “Stairway To Heaven,” “Rock And Roll,” “Black Dog,” and “When The Levee Breaks.” The album was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999, has been certified 23x platinum by the RIAA.

The Led Zeppelin IV deluxe edition includes unreleased versions of every song heard on the original album including alternate mixes of “Misty Mountain Hop” and “Four Sticks,” mixes of “The Battle Of Evermore” and “Going To California” heavy with guitar and mandolin, and the fabled, alternate version “Stairway To Heaven,” mixed at the Sunset Sound Studio in Los Angeles which lets fans hear one of the most revered songs of all time as they have never heard it before.

Led Zeppelin topped the charts again in 1973 with Houses Of The Holy, which features legendary tracks such as “The Song Remains The Same” and “No Quarter” while also showcasing the continuing evolution of the band’s signature sound with the reggae-tinged “D’yer Mak’er” and the funk jam “The Crunge” The album has been certified diamond by the RIAA for sales of over 11 million copies.

The seven unreleased tracks on the companion audio disc include rough and working mixes for “The Ocean” and “Dancing Days” that reveal a deeper look inside the recording sessions of these classic songs. Other standout recordings include the guitar mix backing track for “Over The Hills And Far Away” and a version of “The Rain Song” without piano.

In 1968, John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant formed Led Zeppelin, one of the most influential, innovative and successful groups in modern music, having sold more than 300 million albums worldwide. The band rose from the ashes of The Yardbirds, when Page brought in Plant, Bonham and Jones to tour as The New Yardbirds. In 1969, Led Zeppelin released its self-titled debut. It marked the beginning of a 12-year reign, during which the group was widely considered to be the biggest and most innovative rock band in the world.

Led Zeppelin continues to be honored for its pivotal role in music history. The band was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1995, received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005, and a year later was awarded with the Polar Music Prize in Stockholm. Founding members Jones, Page and Plant – along with Jason Bonham, the son of John Bonham – took the stage at London’s O2 Arena in 2007 to headline a tribute concert for Ahmet Ertegun, a dear friend and Atlantic Records’ founder. The band was honored for its lifetime contribution to American culture at the Kennedy Center Honors in 2012. In January of 2014, the band won their first ever Grammy award as Celebration Day, which captured their live performance at the Ertegun tribute concert, was named Best Rock Album

Led Zeppelin IV
Track Listing
1.    “Black Dog”
2.    “Rock And Roll”
3.    “The Battle of Evermore”
4.    “Stairway To Heaven”
5.    “Misty Mountain Hop”
6.    “Four Sticks”
7.    “Going To California”
8.    “When The Levee Breaks”

Companion Audio Disc
1.    “Black Dog” – Basic Track With Guitar Overdubs
2.    “Rock And Roll” – Alternate Mix
3.    “The Battle Of Evermore” – Mandolin/Guitar Mix From Headley Grange
4.    “Stairway To Heaven” – Sunset Sound Mix
5.    “Misty Mountain Hop” – Alternate Mix
6.    “Four Sticks” – Alternate Mix
7.    “Going To California” – Mandolin/Guitar Mix
8.    “When The Levee Breaks” – Alternate UK Mix

Houses of the Holy
Track Listing
1.    “The Song Remains The Same”
2.    “The Rain Song”
3.    “Over The Hills And Far Away”
4.    “The Crunge”
5.    “Dancing Days”
6.    “D’yer Mak’er”
7.    “No Quarter”
8.    “The Ocean”

Companion Audio Disc
1.    “The Song Remains The Same” – Guitar Overdub Reference Mix
2.    “The Rain Song” – Mix Minus Piano
3.    “Over The Hills And Far Away” – Guitar Mix Backing Track
4.    “The Crunge” – Rough Mix – Keys Up
5.    “Dancing Days” – Rough Mix With Vocal
6.    “No Quarter” – Rough Mix With JPJ Keyboard Overdubs – No Vocal
7.   “The Ocean” – Working Mix

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Lacrima – 18th Anniversary CD

July 27th, 2014
by EvilG
Lacrima - 18th anniversary CD

Lacrima – 18th anniversary CD

The oldest Polish doom metal band, Lacrima, have announced the release of a new CD to celebrate their 18th anniversary. It’s the band’s fifth CD. For a few years Lacrima was inactive – it reactivated in 2011 and realeased the CD “Old Man’s Hands”, followed by tours in Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Czech Republic and Finland.

Early in 2014 Lacrima toured with Antimatter. This summer, Lacrima has a festival tour over a number of large festivals, among others, Masters of Rock (CZ), Castle Party (PL), Gothoom Open Air (SVK), Klang Open Air (LV).

The tracklist for the new CD includes the compilation of songs from the earliest releases of Lacrima through its later CDs:

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