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  • Julie Slick and Marco Marchera Team Up for “Fourth Dementia”

    Julie Slick and Marco Marchera Team Up for “Fourth Dementia”

    Fourth Dementia, Julie Slick’s album of bass duets with Italian bassist/songwriter Marco Machera, is a work rooted in spontaneity. The pair met back in 2010 through the Three of a Perfect Pair Music Camp. The duo began collaborating in April of this year after the Crimson ProjeKCt's European tour, where Slick played some dates in… »

  • Hot Tuna Releases “Live at the Fillmore West, June 3, 1971″

    Hot Tuna Releases “Live at the Fillmore West, June 3, 1971″

    It was the final Saturday night at the legendary San Francisco concert venue, Fillmore West. Who played that night — July 3, 1971? Well, Quicksilver Messenger Service closed the night, but Hot Tuna got the crowd going with its performance, captured on Live at the Fillmore West, June 3, 1971. The group, anchored… »

  • Yes Releases “Heaven & Earth”

    Yes Releases “Heaven & Earth”

    So many of the classic Yes elements are in place for Heaven & Earth, the latest record from the progressive rock pioneers: Chris Squire on bass, Steve Howe on guitar, and Roger Dean’s artwork on the cover. There’s one new element though — Jon Davison has taken over on vocals from Benoit David,… »

  • Big Wreck Releases “Ghosts”

    Big Wreck Releases “Ghosts”

    One of the first things you notice about the title track from Big Wreck’s fourth album, Ghosts, is the bass line laid down by Canadian bassist Dave McMillan. McMillan, known for previous work with a variety of artists, from Justin Beiber to Fefe Dobson, was part of a more than six-month long recording… »

  • Suicide Silence Returns With “You Can’t Stop Me”

    Suicide Silence Returns With “You Can’t Stop Me”

    Suicide Silence has released its fourth album, You Can’t Stop Me. The title comes from the last lyrics written by vocalist Mitch Lucker prior to his 2012 death following a motorcycle accident. The band, which features bassist Dan Kenny and new singer Eddie Hermida, created the video below from Lucker’s words. Guitarist Mark… »

  • Rise Against Releases “The Black Market”

    Rise Against Releases “The Black Market”

    Hardcore punk band Rise Against has returned with The Black Market, its first studio album since 2011’s Endgame. It’s the seventh album for the outfit, which originated in Chicago and was co-founded by bassist Joe Principe. The album developed as Rise Against records always have, Principe says in a making of video at… »

  • Chicago Releases “Now (Chicago XXXVI)”

    Chicago Releases “Now (Chicago XXXVI)”

    Chicago has added another title to its long career, Now (Chicago XXXVI). The record features Chicago’s signature big horns, as well as plenty of lead vocal work from bassist/songwriter Jason Scheff, who has been with the group since Peter Cetera’s 1985 departure. Chicago’s songwriters acted as supervising producers on their individual songs, with… »

  • Judas Priest Returns with “Redeemer of Souls”

    Judas Priest Returns with “Redeemer of Souls”

    Judas Priest has returned with its first album since 2008, Redeemer of Souls. It’s the 17th record from the metal stalwarts, featuring bassist Ian Hill, who is also known for bringing legendary metal vocalist Rob Halford into the band. Listen to the lead single, “March of the Damned,” as introduced by guitarist Glenn… »

  • Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Release “CSNY 1974″, Featuring Tim Drummond

    Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Release “CSNY 1974″, Featuring Tim Drummond

    Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young were having reunion tours as far back as 1974 — their first. The 1974 tour, which included 30 U.S. dates and one at Wembley Stadium in London, has been captured in a 3-disc CD set or Pure Audio Blu-Ray/1 DVD set, called CSNY 1974. The sets also come with… »

  • Conquering Dystopia’s Debut Album Released on Vinyl

    Conquering Dystopia’s Debut Album Released on Vinyl

    Conquering Dystopia’s self-titled debut album has made its way to another format — vinyl. With Alex Webster (Cannibal Corpse) on bass, the record is a force of instrumental death metal that lasts nearly an hour. The remaining members of the band are Jeff Loomis (guitar), Keith Merrow (guitar), and Alex Rudinger (drums.) You… »