AFTERMATH Release New Album, ‘There is Something Wrong’

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Chicago based Progressive Thrash Metal Band AFTERMATH has released a full stream of their highly anticipated new album, There is Something Wrong. Originally premiered on Metal Insider, There is Something Wrong is out NOW for digital download via Zoid Entertainment, INGrooves, and TLG, with pre-order of the physical CD available now for shipping in March (and will be available in-stores and online), as well as European CD / Vinyl also in March on Sleaszy Rider Records.

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“Aftermath are considered one of the original crossover bands from the 80s as their style is considered as one of the most technical thrash bands out there.” – Metal Insider

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Track List:
1. Can You Feel It
2. FFF (FalseFlagFlying)
3. Diethanasia
4. Scientists and Priest
5. Smash Reset Control
6. Gaslight
7. Handful of Dynamite
8. Temptation Overthrown
9. Pseudocide
10. There is Something Wrong
11. Expulsion

Download / Stream There is Something Wrong Online

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Advance Praise for There is Something Wrong

“This album is f*ing awesome from start to finish.” – The Dirty Room

“It’s bullish, belligerent and fueled by anger…it will punch your f*in’ teeth in!”
Chris Jennings – Worship Metal

“It really packs a punch.” – caemanamelio – Metal Anarchy

“I can’t even begin to tell you how badass this entire album is.” – Allyson Kingsley – Boston Rock Radio

“This one will be difficult to knock of the Gauntlet’s Top 10 list for the year.” – The Guantlet

“Aftermath is back with another album of wild thrash” – Daniel Cordova – Metal Injection

“This album will score the hearts of listeners old and new.” – Kenny Lenehan – Silence is the Enemy

“What lies within the message of the songs on ‘There is Something Wrong’ is the truth etched into the songs with a fervor.” – cherribird.com

“…surprises lie in wait at every corner, with twists and turns following in dizzying succession recalling the works of other visionaries…” – Bayern – Encyclopaedia Metallum The Metal Archives

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One of the original crossover bands of the 1980s – A crossover band that transformed into one of the most technical Thrash Metal bands of their time.

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Steve Vai’s “Passion and Warfare”: A Deluxe Vinyl Anniversary Experience

This summer,Friday Music will celebrate the legendary guitarist Steve Vai’s landmark solo breakthrough with the stunning Passion and Warfare-25th Anniversary Edition.
This exclusive Friday Music first time 180 Gram Audiophile vinyl is impeccably mastered and enhanced on 2 LP CLEAR Lps with 4 recently unearthed bonus tracks, featured in a first time gatefold cover presentation and pressed at R.T.I.
 
Passion and Warfare established the guitarist as a solo force to be reckoned with. Recorded entirely in Vai’s Mothership home studio, Passion and Warfarerepresents Steve Vai as a melodic, heavy guitarist with a gift for remarkable composition and a deep desire to convey the mystical and the metaphysical through his every last note.
The result was nothing short of stellar. The album was championed by critics: Guitar Player and Guitar World named it the best album of 1990, and both magazines showered him with individual awards;Guitar Player awarded Vai the titles of Best Rock Guitarist for the fifth year in a row and Best Overall Guitarist for the third year in a row, while Guitar World named him Best Rock Guitarist and deemed “For the Love of God” the year’s best guitar solo. (A subsequent Guitar World readers’ poll voted “For the Love of God” as one of the 100 greatest guitar solos of all time.)
Passion and Warfare was commercially successful. Boosted by the fan-favorite video for “The Audience is Listening,” which received heavy rotation on MTV, the album peaked at No. 18 on the Billboard 200-no small feat for an instrumental guitar album. This crossover appeal set the stage for Vai’s continued successes throughout his career.
For this Friday Music 180 Gram Clear Vinyl limited edition of Passion and Warfare, newly remastered from the original analog tapes, will include four newly discovered recordings from the album sessions: “Love Elixir,” “We Are One,” “As Above” and “So Below.”
Joe Reagoso from Friday Music comments “Steve Vai is absolutely the voice of millions of guitar enthusiasts across the globe. When one revisits ‘Passion and Warfare’, it truly signifies the importance and sound of this guitar hero. He always surprises his fans with some of the most exciting guitar work that is often emulated but never duplicated. A true guitar genius and an American original!”
Known for his intense, virtuosic and instantly recognizable guitar style, Vai-a onetime student of Joe Satriani-rose to prominence in 1980 when Frank Zappa invited the 20-year-old guitarist to join his touring band. He has since performed with a variety of acts from Alice Cooper and Ozzy Osbourne to Joe Jackson and heavy metal group Alcatrazz (where he replaced fellow virtuoso Yngwie Malmsteen).
Vai remains one of the most honored guitarists of the past few decades. He’s won three Grammy Awards and garnered another eight nominations. In a Guitar World reader poll in 2012, Vai was voted the 10th greatest guitarist of all time. A seven-string guitar designed by Vai for Ibanez has been utilized by progressive and metal bands including Korn and Dream Theater. Guitarists from Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine to Mike Eizinger of Incubus have cited him as major influences on their playing.
And Vai still makes a name for himself as a relentless live performer. Shortly after the release of his album Fire Garden, Vai joined former teacher Satriani on the inaugural superstar guitar summit G3 in 1996; his highly stylized sets have been a fixture of subsequent G3 tours since then. This spring, Vai leads the Generation Axe tour, featuring Malmsteen, Zakk Wylde, Nuno Bettencourt and Tosin Abasi in an onslaught of six-string supremacy.
TRACK LISTING
SIDE ONE
1. Liberty
2. Erotic Nightmares
3. The Animal
4. Answers
5. The Riddle
SIDE TWO
1. Ballerina 12/24
2. For The Love Of God
3. The Audience Is Listening
4. I Would Love To
SIDE THREE
1.Blue Powder
2. Greasy Kid’s Stuff
3. Alien Water Kiss
4. Sisters
5. Love Secrets
SIDE FOUR (25th ANNIVERSARY BONUS TRACKS)
1. Lovely Elixir
2. And We Are One (Solo #2)
3. As Above
4. So Below
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ABOUT FRIDAY MUSIC:
Friday Music is a premier reissue label, specializing in audiophile versions of classic albums. Their catalog of several hundred albums includes works by such legends as Elvis Presley, David Bowie, Billy Joel, and recent Rock Hall inductees Cheap Trick, Chicago and Deep Purple.
These and other Friday Music titles can be purchased/pre-ordered from the Friday Music website, as well as select online and brick-and-mortar retailers.
Future releases include titles from Heart, The Kinks, Johnny Winter, Doobie Brothers, Tommy Bolin and more. 

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Aloud: All about vinyl but “A Little Bit Low”

Fiery, vintage rockers Aloud,are huge fans of vinyl.  In fact, lead vocalist/guitarist Jen de la Osa almost exclusively listens to music on vinyl, and the band plans to release their forthcoming album on vinyl as well.
 
With a sound reminiscent of Alabama Shakes, Dr. Dog, Fitz and the Tantrums, The Black Keys, and The Love Language, Boston-based Aloud is known for their lead pair’s, “tight male/female vocals, exceptionally strong songwriting, and energy-filled live performances.” (Boston Music Live) . Henry Beguiristain (lead vocals/guitar) and  Jen de la Osa (lead vocals/guitar)  have been writing songs together since they were teenagers.  They moved from their hometown of Miami, FL to Boston, founded  Aloud, and began touring extensively in early 2008 to support their album Fan The Fury. It was during this time their constant rhythm section departed due to conflicting priorities, but in 2009, Aloud welcomed aboard Charles Murphy (bass/backing vocals). In 2010,Aloud released the folkier-edged Exile and toured the U.S. coast-to-coast to promote it, rocking major venues like  Paradise Rock Club (Boston), Mercury Lounge (NYC), The Double Door (Chicago), and Exit/In (Nashville).  Frank Hegyi (drums/percussion) joined as Aloud’s drummer in early 2012, and the four feature their refined, songwriting sensibilities on their forthcoming album It’s Got To Be Now, out 4/1/14.

The first single, “A Little Bit Low” is the perfect example of Aloud‘s signature “refined, well-crafted rock songs that still have that loose, shaggy excitement that made all of us fall in love with rock & roll to begin with.” (Elmore Magazine) It’s “catchier than a cold and equally contagious to those who listen. ” (Revolution 360)

“Raw, honest, and, in the end, a damn fine rock and roll band doing it on their terms,” (Boston Phoenix)
Aloud welcomes their energetic, guitar-driven single “A Little Bit Low” (released on Mother West Records), showcasing their, “tight male/female vocals, exceptionally strong songwriting, and energy-filled live performances.” (Boston Music Live)

Because Sound Matters – Vinyl Retail Site Relaunch

WARNER BROS. RECORDS LAUNCHES NEW AND IMPROVED ONLINE VINYL RETAIL SITE BECAUSESOUNDMATTERS.COM ON NOVEMBER 27TH

 

FULLY REVAMPED SHOPPING EXPERIENCE KICKS OFF WITH STOREWIDE SALE WITH 15% OFF FOR BLACK FRIDAY

 

30% OFF SELECT TITLES FOR DECEMBER

Warner Bros. Records is relaunching its online vinyl record store Because Sound Matters on November 27th in advance of Record Store Day’s Black Fridaycelebration. The completely revamped site gives consumers an improved shopping experience that is easier to navigate, more fun to browse, and optimized for mobile phones.

 

To celebrate the re-launch, the site is hosting a store-wide sale with everything available for 15% off for Black Friday weekend (November 29th through December 1st) with an additional 10% off discount code to email subscribers. Beginning December 2nd, Cyber Monday, the site kicks off 12 days of flash sales with Neil Young’s Harvest, and other select titles available for 30% off. To see what’s coming up for sale for the remaining 11 days, head to becausesoundmatters.com.

 

December Sales events feature 30% off the following titles:

 

Dec 2:              Neil Young – “Harvest” – 140 gram vinyl

Dec 3:              The White Stripes – “The White Stripes” – 180 gram vinyl

Dec 4:              Devo – “New Traditionalist” – Clear vinyl

Dec 5:              Eric Clapton – “Blues” (5 LP Box Set) – 180 gram vinyl w/ Litho

Dec 6:              The Punch Brothers – “Antifogmatic”  w/ bonus CD

Dec 9:              Red Hot Chili Peppers – “One Hot Minute” – Red vinyl & lenticular cover

Dec 10:             Lindsey Buckingham – “Gift of Screws” – 140 gram vinyl

Dec 11:             Dire Straits  – “Communique” – 180 gram vinyl

Dec 12:             Head Automatica “Decadence” – 140 gram vinyl

Dec 13:             “The Flaming Lips And Stardeath And White Dwarfs With

  Henry Rollings and Peaches Doing The Dark Side Of The Moon”
   – 140g  gram clear vinyl disc w/ bonus CD

Dec 17:             Neil Young with The International Harvesters – “A Treasure” (2 LP set) –                        140 gram vinyl w/ download

 

Kings of Leon “Supersoaker” Video/Mechanical Bull On Vinyl

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Mechanical Bull On Vinyl

A limited edition, double LP of Mechanical Bull pressed on 180 gram transparent red and yellow vinyl is available for pre-order now over at the KoL Store.

Purchase of vinyl includes a digital version of Mechanical Bull + 2 bonus tracks (digital format only) that will be delivered via email onSeptember 24th!

The new album is available now for pre-order on iTunes and Amazon.com. The track “Wait For Me” will download instantly when you pre-order on iTunes in the US.

Rolling Stone Interview

Nathan recently sat down with Rolling Stone to talk about working with family members, recording while not on tour, and speaks about some edgy tracks on the new record.

Check out the interview here »

 

 

 

Metalocalypse: Dethklok Dethalbum III’: Vinyl Edition Hits Stores Today/Live In Pittsburgh Thursday!

Last month, Adult Swim animated metallers DETHKLOK released their new album, Metalocalypse: Dethklok Dethalbum III, to a #10 Billboard Top 200 chart debut. Now, the public can experience the immensity of the world’s greatest metal band on vinyl. The vinyl LP edition of the album with special etching is available today via Amazon.com.

Metalocalypse: Dethklok Dethalbum III was released on October 16, 2012 via Williams Street Records, the network’s independent music label. Metalocalypse: Dethklok Dethalbum III is also available in a variety of additional formats including a standard CD, clean CD and Deluxe Edition CD/DVD combo, which includes a 32-minute behind-the-scenes documentary of the making of Dethalbum III, as well as music videos and more.

Head to www.adultswim.com/dethalbum3 NOW to listen to new tracks from the album, watch the music video for ‘The Galaxy’, and find information about the band’s current tour. Fans can also purchase the album at Best Buy and other retailers. Metalocalypse Season 4 is available now on DVD and Blu-ray Disc.

Check them out this thursday Novemnber 8 in Pittsburgh at Stage AE with MACHINE HEAD, ALL THAT REMAINS and Special Guests THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER!

My Chemical Romance Announce Conventional Weapons

CONVENTIONAL WEAPONS is a 10- song series of previously- unheard material to be released over the next five (5) months. The double- sided singles will be available worldwide in both digital and 7″ vinyl format. Vinyl will be available at most independent music retailers in countries worldwide.

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CONVENTIONAL WEAPONS Track List
Here are the track lists and release date for each of the five (5) double- sided singles:

Title: Number One

A-side: Boy Division
B-side: Tomorrow’s Money
Release date: October 30, 2012

Title: Number Two

A-side: AMBULANCE
B-side: Gun.
Release date: Black Friday, November 23, 2012

Title: Number Three

A-side: The World Is Ugly
B-side: The Light Behind Your Eyes
Release date: Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Title: Number Four

A-side: Kiss The Ring
B-side: Make Room!!!!
Release date: Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Title: Number Five

A-side: Surrender The Night
B-side: Burn Bright
Release date: Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Friday September 14, 2012 | Posted by: Frank on mychemicalromance.com

Dear friends,

Please allow me to take a trip down memory avenue for just a minute…. in the year 2008 it was the best of times, it was the worst of times…after years of constant work and travel, The Black Parade had come and gone, and as a band My Chemical Romance had achieved almost every goal we had set for it. Records were sold, doors were kicked in, enemies made and vanquished…I really felt we had made a difference. If there was ever a time to run the credits, call it a day and go out on top …this was it. But here we were, still relatively young and a wide open future seemed to be a blessing and a curse when wondering ‘what the hell comes next?’ A large percentage of my being was convinced the band was over at that point, and so, as it does, depression crept it’s way in.

I have grown up and spent most of my early adulthood being in this band, the thought of that chapter closing was a harsh pill to swallow. But that November I got a call from Gerard that snapped me out of it. We talked for awhile about the band, about why we loved and hated it. We left the conversation with promises to to communicate and plans for a new record in place. In the coming months we forged ahead. Ideas started to take shape….there were conversations about what the songs should sound like, the trading of mix tapes for inspiration, and finally flights were booked to our adopted home of Los Angeles for pre-production.

Looking back to that first phone call, what I think we meant to say to one another was “I miss you. I like making music with you, and in spite of all the other shit that comes with it, good and bad, I still wanna do that.” When you’re in a band for as long as we have been and you’ve reached a certain ‘level’…sometimes all you know how to do is make records. You tend to forget how to do the simple stuff. Like just connect with your friends and make music. No rules, no expectations. Hindsight being 20/20, maybe we should have just locked ourselves in a room and made a bunch of noise until we were inspired to collectively say something on a record. That’s not what ended up happening. Instead we planned on making a specific kind of record, we wrote songs to fit that specific plan, and then we flogged ourselves for it not feeling right, organic, or complete.

After almost a year of beating ourselves up, we ended up shelving those ill-fated songs, and reconnected with Rob Cavallo and Doug McKean to salvage our band and make what would become Danger Days.

To kill the misconception, I don’t think the songs we wrote before Danger Days are bad songs by any means. In fact, I kinda think some of them are among my favorites we have ever written. A lot of them are kinda fucking rad….they just so happened to have been created in the wrong place, at the wrong time, and we as their parents were not ready to raise them just yet…and so they sat and waited.

They hung out on my iPod and every few months I would visit them and think ‘…damn.’ At first they gave me mixed feelings…I liked the songs but I couldn’t help associating them with the hard times from which they were created. It made me a bit uneasy. But as time passed I began to enjoy them more and more, and was able to look upon the past a bit more fondly. They were my secret playlist, only for me. Like some unknown band that I discovered and loved, and that few others in the world had ever heard.

The more time went by, the more I toyed with the fantasy of releasing those songs. What would people think? Would they like them as much as I do now? Or was our first instinct of locking them away, never to be heard from again, the right move?

Recently we had a band meeting, we ended up talking about the past, and together we listened to those songs we created almost 4 years ago. We discussed the the way those songs made us feel, how they led us to where we are now and what the fate of those songs should be. How can we fully move on if we continue to hide the past? Together we decided that this chapter in My Chemical Romance’s history no longer needed to be locked away.

So beginning in October we will be releasing 2 songs a month for 5 months. 10 songs in total from the Conventional Weapons sessions we did back in 2009. We hope you enjoy these time capsules, and that they may shed a little more light on how and where Danger Days came from, and maybe even where the future of MCR might be heading. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…and now it is finally time to lift the veil on Conventional Weapons.

Play them loud and without judgement. Keep the Faith-xofrnk