This week's list of new music covers one of the broadest spectrums of "Rock" I've ever seen, thus making it one of the most enjoyable list of new music I've ever seen…
As EVERYONE knows BLACK SABBATH is back with "13". This time they're without Bill Ward on skins replaced by Brad Wilk of RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE. The details of this decision are a contract dispute combined with old age and a rough ability to get the job done. It's their 19th studio album and their first studio recording with Ozzy & Geezer together since they put out the live "Reunion" album in 1998. Produced by Rick Rubin, we'll see if he's able to capture what made them SABBATH back in 1970 with the classic albums of "Black Sabbath" and "Paranoid".
Speaking of iconic - legendary bands ZZ TOP "The Complete Studio Albums 1970-1990" is unloaded to the world today. This 10 disc box set from Warner Bros. features original mixes off their first 10 albums!
And if we're keeping tabs on bands that seem like they've been around forever, I'd be remised if I didn't mention, the Goo Goo Dolls are back with their 10th studio album "Magnetic". Say what you want, but these guys were initially signed by METAL BLADE, that's gotta count for something - right? Side Note: They're playing KC on Friday the 12th of July at the Sprint Center with MATCHBOX 20…. some of you are excited by this, aren't you? :)
Let's switch gears and add some balls & spit to this blog, NYHC's AGNOSTIC FRONT has "To Be Continued: The Best of Agnostic Front" dropping today. The blog ALL MUSIC isn't a fan of how the track listing doesn't follow in the "obvious chronological order route". They do state, however, "it offers a nearly complete retrospective of Agnostic Front's career". So do with it as you see fit, I'm pretty sure I'm gonna pick it up.
Titans of the Death Metal genre; THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER and CHILDREN OF BODOM are back. BLACK DAHLIA with "Everblack" and BODOM with "Halo of Blood".
If you're a fan of WOLFMOTHER, rather, ANDREW STOCKTON you'll wanna check out his debut album "Keep Moving". Initially intended to be released under WOLFMOTHER but after numerous line-up changes and a year of recording STOCKTON dropped the band name and decided to continue on under his own name. He, and his merry band of pranksters, will be at the Riot Room on Friday, August 16th.
Some comedy to close our your new music blog; THE LONELY ISLAND (Andy Samburg - "Dick in a Box" with Justin Timberlake/ "Hot Rod" the movie - with Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone) put out their 3rd studio album with "The Wack Album". Clearly, their talent is recognized as there's special appearances by JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, LADY GAGA, TOO $HORT, HUGH JACKMAN, KRISTIN WIIG and more! Judging by song titles like "I Run NY" featuring Billie Joe ARMSTRONG of GREEN DAY and an interlude song titled "Where Brooklyn At" you've gotta wonder if they're not trying to carry the torch of the BEASTIE BOYS.
Here's what's coming up!
AEROSMITH “Rock for the Rising Sun” DVD July 22nd
FIGHT or FLIGHT (Dan & Mike of Disturbed) “A Life By Design” July 23rd
VOLTO! (Danny Carey of Tool) “Incitare” debut July 23rd
5FDP “The Wrong Side of Heaven & The Righteous Side of Hell” Vol 1. July 30th
MINISTRY “Enjoy the Quiet: Live at Wachen 2012” DVD August 2nd
NINE INCH NAILS “Hesitation Marks” Sept 3rd
METALLICA 3D Movie “Through the Never” IMAX Exclusive Sept 27th/ Out Oct 4th
BODYCOUNT “Rise” or “Manslaughter” 2013
KORN August 2013
AVENGED SEVENFOLD Summer 2013
JUDAS PRIEST End of 2013
NINE INCH NAILS 2013
TRIVIUM “Vengeance Falls” (Dave Draiman produced) Late Summer 2013
WhAt Am I mIsSiNg!?