Few notable new albums out today and there's some serious action coming down the pike!
10 YEARS are still hard at it and have put out a new disc today on the PALEHORSE label titled, "From Birth to Burial".
APOCALYPTICA, who were just in KC opening for SIXX AM drop "Shadowmaker" on the BETTER NOISE/ELEVEN SEVEN label!
DANKO JONES, who are incredibly underrated, have put out their latest work "Fire Music" on the BAD TASTE/MRI label.
GWAR, still in the throws of a lawsuit from Dave Brockie's father, are putting out their 1992 project onto DVD "Phallus in Wonderland".
And here's what we're looking at soon; JELLO BIAFRA's 2nd album recorded in New Orleans, "A Walk on Jindal's Splinter's" will be out on May the 12th via ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES RECORDS. His first work from NOLA, "Banned from Record Store Day" dropped last week ### Even though SERJ TANKIAN just penned a new song for the Armenian Genocide there's currently no timetable for new SYSTEM OF A DOWN ### I mentioned this in a Weekly Rock Wind Up but FRANK ZAPPA's final album, "Dance Me This" will drop in June. This is Zappa's final album and will be his 100th official release ### BABYMETAL, the Japanese pop-metal group, have signed with RAL/SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT and will be releasing, stateside, their self-titled debut album digitally on May 12th and physically on June 16th ### SLAYER have wrapped work on their 11th studio album AND have set aside six songs for the follow-up effort ### Last but certainly not least TEENAGE TIME KILLERS have announced a date for their debut disc, "Greatest Hits Vol. 1", which we'll see on July 31st via RISE RECORDS! Every single bad mohamba jamba in rock/metal/punk/thrash/hard core show up here: CORROSION OF CONFORMITY's REED MULLIN with bandmates MIKE DEAN & WOODY WEATHERMAN, aforementioned JELLO BIAFRA, RANDY BLYTHE (Lamb of God), DAVE GROHL & PAT SMEAR (Foo Fighters), NICK OLIVERI, MATT SKIBA (Alkaline Trio), COREY TAYLOR, TOMMY VICTOR (Prong & Danzig), LEE VING (Fear), MIKE "IX" WILLIAMS (Eyehategod), KARL AGELL and from the press release "many, many more". Jesus man, this thing's gonna be bananas!
As Always, What Am I Missing Down Below?
DANZIG Covers Album Late Spring "To Hale & Back" HALESTORM Book May MONTAGE OF HECK Kurt Cobain Doc. HBO May 4th NASHVILLE PUSSY "Ten Years of Pussy" compilation album May 12th FAITH NO MORE "Sol Invictus" May 19th THE CIRCLE (Hagar, Michael Anthony, Jason Bonham) "At Your Service" May 19th DUFF McKAGAN "How To Be A Man (And Other Illusions)" Book May
DIO Box Set End of May QUIET RIOT Documentary "Well Now You're Here, There's No Way Back" May 19th MASTODON "Crack the Skye" Vinyl Reissue June 2nd FRANK ZAPPA "Dance Me This" (Final album, #100) June
ART OF ANARCHY (Weiland, Bumblefoot, John Moyer) Self-titled June 9th TREMONTI "Cauterize" June 9th BREAKING BENJAMIN "Dark Before Dawn" June 23rd THE DECLINE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION Deluxe DVD Box Set June 30th COREY TAYLOR "You're Making Me Hate You" Book June 30th THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA "Space" EP Summer TEENAGE TIME KILLERS "Greatest Hits Vol. 1" July 31st
MASTODON "The Hunter" Vinyl Reissue August 4th "CLOCKWORK LIVES" Rush's Neil Peart + Kevin J. Anderson Book September 15th MASTODON "Once More 'Round the Sun" Vinyl Reissue October 5th VINNIE PAUL "Drumming Up an Appetite with Vinnie Paul" Book around Christmas UGLY KID JOE "Uglier Than They Used Ta Be" TBA crowdsourcing RICHARDS/CRANE "World Stands Still" Whit Crane UKJ + LEE RICHARDS (Godsmack/Another Animal) WOLFGANG VAN HALEN Solo SEVENDUST TBA P.O.D TBA Summer THE SWORD Late Summer CHRIS CORNELL Solo BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE Late Summer "Montage of Heck" KURT COBAIN Doc. DVD November DEFTONES TBA Fall MEGADETH (with Chris Adler of Lamb of God on drums) KILLSWITCH ENGAGE DVD End of 2015 SHINEDOWN
BUCKCHERRY Spring SOUNDGARDEN 2016 DANZIG TBA Late 2015/Early '16 STEVEN TYLER (AEROSMITH frontman) solo Country album (late 2015/early '16) ZAKK WYLDE "Book of Shadows Vol II" Early 2016
Well, one of these days.
Found this online this morning.
So it looks like we wat some more.
I just hope it is better than the last 2!
Check out the story.
In a brand new interview with San Jose Mercury News, METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett was asked when fans can expect to see the follow-up to the band's 2008 album, "Death Magnetic".
"You guys will see the album when it's done," he responded. "We have songs. I can verify that. We are working on music. I can verify that."
He continued: "It's so early in the project — things can shift drastically to the left or the right within a week's time. It's hard to comment on anything right now, because nothing is really permanent."
METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich recently told RollingStone.com that the band has written close to 20 new songs for its long-awaited tenth studio album, and will get closer to entering the studio in the near future. Ulrich said, "We've got lots of songs, and we're honing them and tweaking them. It's pretty close."
He continued, "In our world, there's been a distinct difference between the creative phase and the recording phase. With this project, we're trying to bridge the two a little more organically and not have there be such a great divide between the processes. We want to see if we can bring some of the creative curiosity, the impulsive stuff that happens when you're first playing a song into the studio."
Ulrich added that the band doesn't want to record in a way that feels "labored over and overthought."
Bassist Robert Trujillo told The Pulse Of Radio that there's always a surplus of new song ideas coming out of frontman James Hetfield. "James usually comes up with a lot of stuff," he said. "He's the kind of guy where he plugs in his guitar, turns a volume knob or a, you know, a tone knob, and he comes up with, you know, the greatest riff that you can imagine. So in that case, there's no shortage of riffs and ideas."
Even though Ulrich warned that "life continues with family and personal events," he added that the band is "certainly down there [writing] pretty much every day."
HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD returns with “Day of the Dead”. It’s been a few years since I’ve seen these guys in action. Would like to correct that sooner than later!
Metallers CROWBAR are re-releasing “Equilibrium”
SCOTT WEILAND (fmr STP frontman) & the WILDABOUTS “Blaster”
PRONG’s kicking out a covers album with “Songs from the Black Hole”. Super stoked to check this out! FRITZ has already loaded in track one, “Doomsday” by DISCHARGE!
Even though they’re rolling with a new frontman, and have been for a minute, THREE DAYS GRACE are kicking out a new disc today with “Human”.
VAN HALEN release their live album today, “Tokyo Dome Live in Concert. Catch them live in action this summer at Sandstone in July!
AC/DC “FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About the World’s True Rock n’ Roll Band” book!
Been a ton of developments in new album/book/movie announcements since my last blog!
See: New HALESTORM book! THE DECLINE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION getting deluxe box set treatment! BREAKING BENJAMIN’s 5th studio album coming! CHRIS CORNELL (SOUNDGARDEN, AUDIO SLAVE, TEMPLE OF THE DOG) solo album! SEVENDUST finishes recording their 10th studio album! KILLSWITCH ENGAGE live DVD & then some!
Peep below & as always, What Am I Missing?!?
AGNOSTIC FRONT “The American Dream Died” April 4th HALESTORM “Into the Wild Life” April 7th FOO FIGHTERS: Sonic Highways DVD/Blu-Ray/iTunes April 7th LOCAL H “Hey Killer” April 14th RECORD STORE DAY April 18th DANZIG Covers Album Late Spring “To Hale & Back” HALESTORM Book May MONTAGE OF HECK Kurt Cobain Doc. HBO May 4th NASHVILLE PUSSY “Ten Years of Pussy” compilation album May 12th FAITH NO MORE “Sol Invictus” May 19th THE CIRCLE (Hagar, Michael Anthony, Jason Bonham) “At Your Service” May 19th DUFF McKAGAN “How To Be A Man (And Other Illusions)” Book May QUIET RIOT Documentary “Well Now You’re Here, There’s No Way Back” May 19th MASTODON “Crack the Skye” Vinyl Reissue June 2nd ART OF ANARCHY (Weiland, Bumblefoot, John Moyer) Self-titled June 9th TREMONTI “Cauterize” June 9th BREAKING BENJAMIN “Dark Before Dawn” June 23rd THE DECLINE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION Deluxe DVD Box Set June 30th COREY TAYLOR “You’re Making Me Hate You” Book June 30th THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA “Space” EP Summer MASTODON “The Hunter” Vinyl Reissue August 4th “CLOCKWORK LIVES” Rush’s Neil Peart + Kevin J. Anderson Book September 15th MASTODON “Once More ‘Round the Sun” Vinyl Reissue October 5th VINNIE PAUL “Drumming Up an Appetite with Vinnie Paul” Book around Christmas UGLY KID JOE “Uglier Than They Used Ta Be” TBA crowdsourcing RICHARDS/CRANE “World Stands Still” Whit Crane UKJ + LEE RICHARDS (Godsmack/Another Animal) WOLFGANG VAN HALEN Solo SEVENDUST TBA P.O.D TBA Summer THE SWORD Late Summer CHRIS CORNELL Solo BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE Late Summer “Montage of Heck” KURT COBAIN Doc. DVD November DEFTONES TBA Fall MEGADETH (with Chris Adler of Lamb of God on drums) KILLSWITCH ENGAGE DVD End of 2015 BUCKCHERRY Spring SOUNDGARDEN 2016 DANZIG TBA Late 2015/Early ‘16 STEVEN TYLER (AEROSMITH frontman) solo Country album (late 2015/early ’16) ZAKK WYLDE “Book of Shadows Vol II” Early 2016
ALICE COOPER Covers of THE DOORS, HENDRIX, THE WHO, JOHN LENNON + More ANTHRAX BEASTIE BOYS Memoirs (By both Mike D & Ad Rock) BIOHAZARD BLACK SABBATH CLUTCH D.R.I. “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” comic book drawn by TROY LITTLE FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH FEAR FACTORY FLEA RHCP Memoir GOJIRA IRON MAIDEN KORN’S BRIAN “HEAD” WELCH Memoir “With My Eyes Open MESHUGGAH METALLICA PRETTY RECKLESS Acoustic REV THEORY RED LINE CHEMISTRY “Chemical High & a Hand Grenade” Reissue ROB ZOMBIE SMASHING PUMPKINS “Day for Night” SEVENDUST Live DVD SYSTEM OF A DOWN TESTAMENT THE NEW YORK HARDCORE CHRONICLES FILM (2016) TOOL Who F*cking Knows VOLBEAT VISION OF DISORDER