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RECORD STORE DAY 2014

Tomorrow is the Sixth Annual Record Store Day. Created back in 2008, with Metallica as Ambassadors, the premise was and I suppose is to recognize the Mom & Pop Record Shops which have served over the years to introduce new tunes & bands into the hearts and lives of music fans worldwide. Yes, this is an international celebration on the third Saturday of April. Many people enjoy the idea of keeping the dream of vinyl alive. For a small segment, however, Record Store Day has already turned into a giant cesspool of Capitalistic greed! Where store owners unwillingly have to put up with thieves and vagrants clamoring for those limited edition prints in hopes of doubling, tripling, quadrupling or more their initial "investment" on a record by reselling it on Ebay or Craigslist. They, the few righteous ones, are already fed up with this "Holiday" though all agree it's important to venture into record stores and allow yourself to be turned on to new sounds. But I digress, as I shall be filming all day, I do sincerely hope I'm able to get out and put my preverbal money where my mouth is! With that, here's a quick breakdown of some of the few (but not limited to) records stores in the greater Kansas City Metropolitan area whom shall be participating in Record Store Day (affectionately known as RSD for the rest of this writing)!

I cannot say for certain but it has been quite some time since there's been a Record Store in Downtown KC, save for finding vinyl on sale out of cars in the River Market over the weekends or inside the giant antique mall, so when I heard about Barnyard Orbit in the West Bottoms a little shot of pride crossed my heart. Orbit's found inside of Rag & Bone at 1412 West 12th Street. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with live music kicking up at 1 p.m.

39th Street has become the pseudo de facto home for vinyl shops. Not only does Prospero's Books house vinyl but there's also Vinyl Renaissance & Audio. These guys will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. In the past I've stumbled in on RSD and found Ken Janikowski of The Republic Tigers strumming away solo style, so I wouldn't be surprised if there's live music again this year. I feel like they set up the live jam next door, though I could be wrong. There is also a Vinyl Renaissance in Downtown OP which will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. I'd be remised if I didn't point out there's an old house converted into a retail store on 39th Street, who sells vinyl, and from what I've gathered will be participating in RSD. I should warn you the proprietors of this establishment are incredible dicks and music snobs. Be warned they'll make you feel like a nincompoop just for asking simple questions. My advice is to skip this joint altogether.

As we continue a skosh southeast into Kansas City, from 39th Street, you'll find It's a Beautiful Day off Broadway. They're participating in Record Store Day though they're not putting out any limited addition vinyl prints, but they'll still have their super friendly and knowledgeable staff to assist you in any of your buys. They'll be open normal business hours, which I believe, is 10:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Mill's Record Company is probably the smallest space you'll find yourself wandering into. Off Westport Road they've done a great job capitalizing on vinyl's resurgence and the local scene in KC. They plan on making a BIG ASS day out of RSD. Opening at 8:00 a.m. and staying open till 9:00 p.m. complete with bands.

For the most part the Mom & Pop Record shops have died out in the Burbs, sorta like everything else out there. A man's dreams, bright colors, the ability to think for one's self. Oh yes, the suburbs; land of bland and beige but HEY, there's great schools and the kids are safe, right?! Sorry-notsorry-I don't have a great affinity for suburbia. That being said, Vintage Stock is pretty much the only thing out there to rescue those poor middle and high school kids just waiting desperately to leave home. From what I've gathered in Blue Springs, Lee's Summit, Overland Park, Liberty and everywhere else a Vintage Stock is found their hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Finally, if you're out in Lawrence check out Love Garden Sounds, opened from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. I've rolled in before with my girl and walked out all smiles after scoring a fuck-ton of vinyl and $1 CD's!

Now that we've covered where, let's talk about what! Depending on your style and taste there's a lot of limited addition music coming out for you to get your hands on. Here's just a few that piqued my interest. All are 12" Vinyl unless noted:

The Allman Brothers - Selections from: Play All Night: Live at the Beacon Theatre 1992
Big Mama Thornton - Sassy Mama
Clutch/Lionize - Run, John Barelycorn, Run/Ether Madness 7" Vinyl
Creedence Clearwater Revival - The 1969 Singles 10" Vinyl
Devo/The Flaming Lips - Side By Side Series 7" Vinyl
The Doors - Weird Scenes Inside the Goldmine
Green Day - Demolicious
Ice T - Greatest Hits
Jay-Z/Linkin Park - Collision Course
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts - Glorious Results of a Misspent Youth
Mastodon - Live at Brixton
Motorhead - Afterschock
Nirvana - Pennyroyal Tea/I Hate Myself And Want to Die 7" Vinyl
Off! - Learn to Obey 7" Vinyl
Jimmy Page & The Black Crowes - Live at the Greek
The Pogues Live with Joe Strummer
The Ramones - Meltdown the The Ramones 10" Vinyl
Slipknot - Vol. 3
Soundgarden - Superunknown: The Singles
Type O Negative - Slow, Deep and Hard
The Folk Box 50th Anniversary
Sun Records Curated by Record Store Day (Volume 1)
Link Wray - Slinky/Rendezvous 7" Vinyl
The Yardbirds - Little Games
Frank Zappa - Don't Eat the Yellow Snow/Down in De Dew 7" Vinyl

Like I said, this is just a partial list of albums that caught my attention. For a complete rundown of jams and locations check out here ->www.recordstoreday.com

If you don't score any limited edition discs, so what. Who cares? Most importantly is that you get out, waltzed into a Record Store, spend a little time scouring over old or new album covers until you're able to find that gem you've always wanted to add to your collection. What if you don't have a collection? Don't you think Record Store Day is a great place to start? And if you were wondering who this year's Global Ambassador is for Record Store Day? Mother Fucking Chuck D, baby!
Happy Hunting!
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Nuevo Music For You!

A Blood Moon last night! Taxes due today! And now reports that AC/DC might be done!!
Thank god it's New Music Tuesday or I might've shat myself in the studio and walked right out. Probably not, but still.... Let's begin!

As you all undoubtedly know SEVENDUST's acousictic piece of work, "Time Travelers & Bonfires" has finally dropped. Totally funded via Crowdsourcing, these guys will showcase what's on said album next Thursday!

I know I've posted about them in previous blogs, and FRITZ is playing them regularly in The Pit, EMMURE puts out "Eternal Enemies" today.

FOO FIGHTERS percussionist TAYLOR HAWKINS unveils it's self-titled debut today and SoCal Stoner Rockers KYNG have put out their latest disc with "Burn the Serum".

And closing out the new stuff for today, is a complete albums box set of BLACK SABBATH from 1970 to 1978!

Some great vinyl has come out today, as well. Most noteably deluxe reissues of LED ZEPPELIN II, III, & IV and DEAD KENNEDY's 7 inch box set!

On Monday WOVENWAR will drop their debut single, "All Rise". Now I know what you're saying, "Nivens... who the f*ck is Wovenwar??" They're the new project by everyone in AS I LAY DYING sans TIM LAMBESIS and with vocalist SHANE BLAY of the band OH SLEEPER.

Here's what's coming down the pike in the very near and not-so-near future:

RECORD STORE DAY April 19th
REVOLVER GOLDEN GOD AWARDS April 23rd
WHITECHAPEL "Our Endless War" April 29th
MISS MAY I "Rise Of The Lion" April 29th
DEVIL YOU KNOW "The Beauty of Destruction" April 29th Debut (EX-KSE VOX)
GUNS N' ROSES "Appetite for Democracy" April Theaters/DVD/Blu-ray
ADELITAS WAY TBA April
SALIVA "Rise Up" April 29th
BLACK STONE CHERRY "Magic Mountain" May 6th
PRONG "Ruining Lives" May 13th
DOWN "Down IV – Part Two" May 13th
MUSHROOMHEAD "The Righteous & the Butterfly" May 13th
KILLER BE KILLED "Self-Titled" May 13th
ROB ZOMBIE "The Zombie Horror Picture Show" Live DVD/Blu Ray May 20th
POWERMAN 5000 "Builders of the Future" May 27th
SOUNDGARDEN "Superunknown 20th Anniversary Deluxe Reissue" June 3rd
HELLYEAH "Blood for Blood" June 10th
MARCUS HOOK ROLL BAND "Tales of Old Grand Daddy" June 2nd (Pre-AC/DC)
ALTER BRIDGE "Live in Milan" June
LINKIN PARK "The Hunting Party" June 17th
OPETH "Pale Communions" June 17th
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY "IX" June 24th
MADBALL "Hardcore Lives" June 27th
SEETHER TBA June
THEORY OF A DEADMAN "SaVages" July
THE OFFSPRING "Smash" Mid-August 20th Anniversary Deluxe Reissue
SCOTT IAN "I'm The Man" Memoir Fall
IN FLAMES "Siren Charms" September
CAVALERA CONSPIRACY Fall
REV THEORY TBA
AC/DC Spring
MASTADON "Once More Around the Sun" TBA
GODSMACK TBA
PAPA ROACH Fall
SOILWORK Live DVD TBA
AVENGED SEVENFOLD "Waking the Fallen" 10th Anniversary Deluxe Reissue
ANTHRAX TBA
BRIAN "HEAD" WELCH Bio TBA
BUSH TBA
FLEA Bio TBA
SLASH w/ MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS TBA
TOOL Who F*cking Knows
CLUTH TBA (In pre-production)

2015 Expectations
METALLICA
BEASTIE BOYS Memoirs (By both Mike D & Ad Rock)
SMASHING PUMPKINS "Monuments to an Elegy" & "Day for Night"

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New Video for POP EVIL's "Torn to Pieces"

I still say they "borrowed" heavily from 3 DOORS DOWN's "Here Without You" but the song is climbing the charts (as of this blog #5) and we'll see them at ROCKFEST!
Do enjoy!!

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New Musica Tuesday!!

Here we go people!! Viva la musica!!! Some noteable new music for today and some big announcements to look forward to!

Rockfest alum and returners BLACK LABEL SOCIETY have their latest effort out today with "Catacombs of the Black Vatican"!! Catch BLS on the Monster Energy Stage at 3:50pm!

Former RED HOT CHILI PEPPER's guitarist JOHN FRUSCIANTED has unveiled a new solo effort in "Enclosure". Speaking of RHCP, as you've undoudtebly heard, FLEA will be kicking out an autobiography. No date of release, yet.

CROWBAR's gonna drop some noise on May 27th with "Symmetry in Black" and if you're looking for a little teaser, then look no further than this little number "Walk With Knowledge Wisely".


I told you guys about TAYLOR HAWKINS (drummer for that lil band foo fighters) getting out from behind the kit and assuming vocal duties for a new side-project THE BIRDS OF SATAN. Now their self-titled debut album doesn't drop till next week BUT you can stream the entire thing right here ---> https://soundcloud.com/thebirdsofsatan

THEORY OF A DEADMAN have annoucned the month of July for their latest album, "SaVages". A month before that, on June the 17th, Swedish Metallers OPETH will roll out their 11th studio album in "Pale Communion" AND on June 24th CORROSION OF CONFORMITY will kick out "IX".

OFF! (featuring KEITH MORRIS of BLACK FLAG & CIRCLE JERKS) drop their 3rd studio album with "Wasted Years". OFF! is to be out on tour soon, sadly, no plans for KC.

In mid-August we'll see the 20th anniversary deluxe reissue of THE OFFSPRING's "Smash". It'll have all the bells and whistles that one would expect from a deluxe reissue.

ANNNND to round out this list, I just found out & can nearly contain my excitement CLUTCH is in pre-production mode for their next studio album! They're to team up with LIONIZE for a split seven-inch single for RECORD STORE DAY!

Here's what else is coming down the pike!
See anything I'm missing???

EMMURE "Eternal Enemies" April 15th
THE BIRDS OF SATAN "Self-Titled" April 15th (Taylor Hawkins from Foo Fighters)
RECORD STORE DAY April 19th
REVOLVER GOLDEN GOD AWARDS April 23rd
SEVENDUST "Time Travelers & Bonfires" April 28th
WHITECHAPEL "Our Endless War" April 29th
MISS MAY I "Rise Of The Lion" April 29th
DEVIL YOU KNOW "The Beauty of Destruction" April 29th Debut (EX-KSE VOX)
GUNS N' ROSES "Appetite for Democracy" April Theaters/DVD/Blu-ray
ADELITAS WAY TBA April
SALIVA "Rise Up" April 29th
BLACK STONE CHERRY "Magic Mountain" May 6th
PRONG "Ruining Lives" May 13th
DOWN "Down IV – Part Two" May 13th
MUSHROOMHEAD "The Righteous & the Butterfly" May 13th
KILLER BE KILLED "Self-Titled" May 13th
ROB ZOMBIE "The Zombie Horror Picture Show" Live DVD/Blu Ray May 20th
POWERMAN 5000 "Builders of the Future" May 27th
SOUNDGARDEN "Superunknown 20th Anniversary Deluxe Reissue" June 3rd
HELLYEAH "Blood for Blood" June 10th
MARCUS HOOK ROLL BAND "Tales of Old Grand Daddy" June 2nd (Pre-AC/DC)
ALTER BRIDGE "Live in Milan" June
THEORY OF A DEADMAN "SaVages" July
SEETHER June
SCOTT IAN "I'm The Man" Memoir Fall
CAVALERA CONSPIRACY Fall
REV THEORY TBA
AC/DC Spring
MASTADON "Once More Around the Sun" TBA
GODSMACK TBA
PAPA ROACH Fall
SOILWORK Live DVD TBA
AVENGED SEVENFOLD "Waking the Fallen"
ANTHRAX TBA
BRIAN "HEAD" WELCH Bio TBA
BUSH TBA
FLEA Bio TBA
SLASH w/ MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS TBA
TOOL Who F*cking Knows
VAN HALEN TBA
2015 Expectations
METALLICA
BEASTIE BOYS Memoirs (By both Mike D & Ad Rock)
SMASHING PUMPKINS 2 Albums

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Found Music Friday!

ANNNND Take 2! Man, I F*cking LOVE technology! I just typed out a killer blog, complete with the last two weeks of music I came across which I thought you guys would dig and when I went to post it.. POOF! Just like that! Gone! So here's the short and curly verision of this, because I'm pissed and need a drink!

Basically, the following are songs or videos that I either came across this week or were released this week that I dig and thought you might. There's not gonna be any running commentary because our parent company forces us to use this cheap-as-sh!t blogging system and since I might get kicked off line again THUS wasting my time putting it togther, I'll keep it brief!

Video from one of my new favorite bands GOJIRA "Born in Winter"

DEVIL YOU KNOW is the latest profect from ex-KILLSWITCH ENGAGE frontman HOWARD JONES. These guys are getting a great response in The Pit with FRITZ.

BIG shoutout to my man the BUSTAMANTE for turning me onto these guys; DANGERS "Power Chord Blues".

Great parody video to a wonderfully parodied song, "This is a Trent Reznor Song".

Finally, I've heard a lot about BABYMETAL and decided I'd give them an honest spin and listen to this week. I'm in. I would, honestly, like to see them at some point.
3 pre-teen girls from Japan doing metal? Sure, why not!

That's this week's #FoundMusicFriday.
What'd you come across this week that's new to you?
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There's No More Music Out There!

April Fool's! There's a sh!t-ton of music out there!

First and foremost the RONNIE JAMES DIO tribute album dropped today! With covers by KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, METALLICA, TENACIOUS D and COREY "HOLLYWOOD" TAYLOR this will most certainly be a metal fans wet dream for 2014!

Chi-Town brothers and in-law CHEVELLE are back with their latest offering, "La Gargola".

Rockfest 1st timers STEEL PANTHER have a new helping out with "All You Can Eat"!
LACUNA COIL fans are rejoicing at their latest release of "Broken Crown Halo".
HANK III has kicked out a new jam with his latest work, "Ramblin' Man" where he teams up with legendary punk act THE MELVINS on a couple of tracks!

Here's what's coming down the pike!
As always, what am I missing?
BLACK LABEL SOCIETY "Catacombs of the Black Vatican" April 7th
JOHN FRUSCIANTED "Enclosure" April 8th (FMR Gut RHCP)
EMMURE "Eternal Enemies" April 15th
THE BIRDS OF SATAN "Self-Titled" April 15th (Taylor Hawkins from Foo Fighters)
RECORD STORE DAY April 19th
REVOLVER GOLDEN GOD AWARDS April 23rd
SEVENDUST "Time Travelers & Bonfires" April 28th
WHITECHAPEL "Our Endless War" April 29th
MISS MAY I "Rise Of The Lion" April 29th
DEVIL YOU KNOW "The Beauty of Destruction" April 29th Debut (EX-KSE VOX)
GUNS N' ROSES "Appetite for Democracy" April Theaters/DVD/Blu-ray
ADELITAS WAY TBA April
SALIVA "Rise Up" April 29th
BLACK STONE CHERRY "Magic Mountain" May 6th
PRONG "Ruining Lives" May 13th
DOWN "Down IV – Part Two" May 13th
MUSHROOMHEAD "The Righteous & the Butterfly" May 13th
KILLER BE KILLED "Self-Titled" May 13th
ROB ZOMBIE "The Zombie Horror Picture Show" Live DVD/Blu Ray May 20th
POWERMAN 5000 "Builders of the Future" May 27th
SOUNDGARDEN "Superunknown 20th Anniversary Deluxe Reissue" June 3rd
HELLYEAH "Blood for Blood" June 10th
ALTER BRIDGE "Live in Milan" June
SEETHER June
SCOTT IAN "I'm The Man" Memoir Fall
CAVALERA CONSPIRACY Fall
REV THEORY TBA
AC/DC Spring
MASTADON TBA
ADELITAS WAY TBA
GODSMACK TBA
PAPA ROACH Fall
SOILWORK Live DVD TBA
ANTHRAX TBA
SLASH w/ MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS TBA
TOOL Who F*cking Knows
VAN HALEN TBA

2015 Expectations
METALLICA
BEASTIE BOYS Memoirs (By both Mike D & Ad Rock)
SMASHING PUMPKINS 2 Albums
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Hump Day Poll










This is the week I learn how to ride a motorcycle at Gail's Harley-Davidson.

Once I know how to ride, what kind of bike should I get???

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Found Music Friday!

I’ve got a little something new I’d like to start up with you, Found Music Friday’s! #FoundMusicFriday on Twitter! Each Friday I’ll post a blog with audio and/or video of music I’ve come across from throughout the week. Whether it’s something I’ve come across on my own or music I’ve been referred to via friends or labels, I'll put it together week in and week out in order to, hopefully, turn you onto some new jams!

First band is BIBLICAL as referred to me by the one and only F'Em Up Chuck! Check out their webpage and give a listen to a couple of tracks they have posted. Definitely Stoner Rock! 

VICTORY RECORDS dropped off a couple albums to the studio this week, one of which really piqued my interest in COMEBACK KID with their latest effort "Die Knowing"! Here's a video, came out last month, for the tune "Should Know Better".

 

The other band, via Victory, is THE BUNNY THE BEAR. Not entirely sure my thoughts on them, but it is nice to see some out there being creative! 

 

My man THE BUSTAMANTE turned me on to a couple of bands this week. This guy's like the Rainman of new and old music so expect a lot of input from him! First one, WHITE NOISE OWL. From what I understand someone from the band SNOT is in this. Here's the video for the single "Are You Breathing?"

 

The other band he turned me onto this week was MUTOID MAN with "Gnarcissist". These guys just did the annual SXSW. I know the video is five months old, but I just found out about them this week. 

 

As I've mentioned before GLENN HUGHES & JASON BONHAM are back together on a new project CALIFORNIA BREED and they released their first video, "Sweet Tea" this week. 

 

And finally, METALLICA rolled out a new tune this week while performing in Bogota with "The Lords of Summer". It's a demo version, but here's the best quality audio we have of said new tune.

 

Know of a band I should know of?
nivens@989therock.com 
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PS - Shout out to Roxy from Hard Drive Radio for her posting of this parody video about the "Sexiest Elbows in Rock!"

 
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Record Store Day Exclusive Releases!



April 19th is that glorious of days I look forward to year in and year out! An International, Man-Made, Holiday created to celebrate all that's been printed on viny: RECORD STORE DAY! The following list is just a few of the RSD exclusives that will be available at various Record Stores throughout the world! Click this link to find a Record Store near you participating and to peruse the other exclusive albums coming out -> www.recordstoreday.com 

● 311 - 311 (2LP, 4000 copies)
● 311 - Evolver (2LP, 3000 copies)
● Aerosmith - Draw the Line (LP, 3000 copies)
● Aerosmith - Night in the Ruts (LP, 3000 copies)
● Aerosmith - Rock in a A Hard Place (LP, 3000 copies)
● Aerosmith - Rocks (LP, 3000 copies)
● Black Crowes - Warpaint (140g white vinyl 3xLP)
● Black Crowes and Jimmy Page - Live a the Greek (3LP, 2000 copies on red, clear and blue vinyl)
● Johnny Cash - With His Hot And Blue Guitar (LP, 3000 copies on blue vinyl)
● Clutch/Lionize - split single (7-inch)
● Alice Cooper - Live at Montreux 2005 (140g white vinyl 2xLP )
● Deep Purple - Made in Japan "Black Night" (live in Osaka)/"Woman from Tokyo" (2x7-inch)
● Deep Purple - Shades of Purple
● The Doors - Weird Scenes Inside the Goldmine (2LP)
● Five Finger Death Punch - Purgatory: Tales from the Pit (2LP picture disc, 1000 copies)
● Gojira - The Way of All Flesh (2LP, 350 copies on blue-white vinyl split)
● Green Day - Demolicious (LP)
● Hawkwind - Church of Hawkwind (180g clear vinyl 2xLP)
● Jimi Hendrix Experience - Live at Monterey (LP, 6000 copies)
● Husker Du - Candy Apple Grey (LP)
● Ice-T - Greatest Hits (LP)
● Jay-Z/Linkin Park - Collision Course (LP)
● Ron Jeremy - Understanding and Appreciating Classical Music with Ron Jeremy (7-inch)
● Joan Jett and the Blackhearts - Glorious Results of a Misspent Youth (LP on pink vinyl, 4000 copies)
● Korn - The Paradigm Shift (2LP picture disc, 900 copies)
● Machine Head - "Killers & Kings (Demo)" / "Our Darkest Days" (Ignite cover) (10-inch)
● Mastodon - Live at Brixton (2LP + DVD)
● Duff McKagan - Sick (140g purple 2xLP)
● Motörhead - Motörhead (180g white vinyl 2xLP)
● Motörhead - What's Words Worth (Live 1978) (180g red vinyl LP)
● Motörhead - Aftershock (picture disc)
● Nirvana - "Pennyroyal Tea" (7-inch)
● Opeth - Watershed
● Pantera / Poison Idea - "The Badge" (7-inch on purple/bronze vinyl)
● Pantera - Far Beyond Driven (2LP)
● Ray Parker Jr. - "Ghostbusters Theme" (10-inch, 2000 copies on glow in the dark vinyl)
● Pogues - Live with Joe Strummer (2LP on red vinyl)
● Public Enemy - It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back (2LP)
● Public Image Ltd - "Death Disco"/"Warrior (US Dance Mix)" (12-inch)
● Ramones - Meltdown with the Ramones (12-inch EP)
● Sex Pistols - Never Mind the Bollocks (7x7-inch Box Set)
● Sick of It All - Death to Tyrants (LP tri-color vinyl)
● Sick of It All - Based on a True Story (LP tri-color vinyl)
● Slipknot - Vol: 3 The Subliminal Verses (2LP on clear vinyl)
● Soundgarden - Superunknown The Singles (5x10-inch set)
● Sunny Day Real Estate / Circa Survive - Split Single (7-inch, 2,500 copies)
● Testament - Live in London (180g red vinyl 2xLP)
● The Wizard of Oz: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (LP on yellow vinyl, 3500 copies)
● Link Wray - "Slinky"/"Rendezvous" (Sundazed 7-inch) 
 
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New Music Out Today!!

After much fanfare and inquisition THE PRETTY RECKLESS release their much anticipated follow-up to 2012’s EP “Hit Me Like a Man” with “Going to Hell”. I’m not entirely sure which is the clear winner between them and POP EVIL for THE new band everyone’s excited to see at Rockfest! Guess we’ll find out on Saturday, May 31st! Other notable releases for today include: SAXON: The Complete Studio Album Collection 1979 – 1988 and UFO: The Complete Studio Albums Collection 1974 – 1986. Both of these can be bought together via Amazon. OZZY’s latest guitar god, GUS G, drops a solo album, today, with “I Am the Fire”. I’ve told you guys about KILLER BE KILLED, the super-group with members of DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, SEPULTURA/SOULFLY, MASTODON & THE MARS VOLTA, here’s two tracks from their self-titled, debut album, dropping in May off NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS.



Remember HOWARD JONES ex-KILLSWITCH ENGAGE VOX? He’s got a new group, DEVIL YOU KNOW, which is dropping their debut album in April, on the 29th, titled “The Beauty of Destruction”. Here’s a teaser for “Seven Years Alone”.



DOWN rolled out a new track, recently, with “We Knew Him Well”. If you’re not aware DOWN is comprised of PHIL ANSELMO of PANTERA, PEPPER KEENAN from CORROSION OF CONFORMITY. Be on the look-out for their latest EP, “Down IV – Part Two”, May 13th.



AND speaking of PANTERA!!! To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of “Far Beyond Drive” there’s, naturally, a deluxe reissue coming your way in one week, on the 25th! It’ll be newly remastered with a new, live, performance from the Monsters Of Rock festival, 1994.
Here’s what else I have coming down the pike. See anything I’m missing?

PANTERA "Far Beyond Driven" Deluxe Reissue March 25th 
CHEVELLE “La Gargola” April 1st
RONNIE JAMES DIO "This is Your Life Tribute" (Metallica Tenacious D KSE) April 1st
STEEL PANTHER “All You Can Eat” April 1st
BLACK LABEL SOCIETY “Catacombs of the Black Vatican” April 7th
JOHN FRUSCIANTED “Enclosure” April 8th (FMR Gut RHCP)
THE BIRDS OF SATAN “Self-Titled” April 15th (Taylor Hawkins from Foo Fighters)
RECORD STORE DAY April 19th
SOUNDGARDEN “Superunknown” Singles & B-Sides 5 limited-edition 10 inch vinyl
GREEN DAY “Demolicious” 
REVOLVER GOLDEN GOD AWARDS April 23rd
SEVENDUST “Time Travelers & Bonfires” April 28th
WHITECHAPEL “Our Endless War” April 29th
MISS MAY I “Rise Of The Lion” April 29th
DEVIL YOU KNOW "The Beauty of Destruction" April 29th Debut (Ex-KSE VOX) 
GUNS N’ ROSES “Appetite for Democracy” April Theaters/DVD/Blu-ray
ADELITAS WAY TBA April
PSYCHOSTICK Spring
BLACK STONE CHERRY “Magic Mountain” May 6th
PRONG “Ruining Lives” May 13th
DOWN “Down IV – Part Two” May 13th
MUSHROOMHEAD “The Righteous & the Butterfly” May 13th
KILLER BE KILLED “Self-Titled” May 13th
ROB ZOMBIE “The Zombie Horror Picture Show” Live DVD/Blu Ray May 20th
SOUNDGARDEN “Superunknown 20th Anniversary Deluxe Reissue” June 3rd
HELLYEAH “Blood for Blood” June 10th
SCOTT IAN “I’m The Man” Memoir Fall
CAVALERA CONSPIRACY Fall
REV THEORY TBA
AC/DC Spring
MASTADON TBA
GODSMACK TBA
PAPA ROACH Fall
SOILWORK Live DVD TBA
SEETHER TBA
ANTHRAX TBA
SLASH w/ MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS TBA
TOOL Who F*cking Knows
VAN HALEN TBA

2015 Expectations METALLICA
BEASTIE BOYS Memoirs (By both Mike D & Ad Rock) 
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