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  • Primal Fear Releases “Rulebreaker”

    Primal Fear Releases “Rulebreaker”

    German metal band Primal Fear has released its 11th studio album, Rulebreaker. The album was produced by the band’s bassist, Mat Sinner, who says on Blabbermouth that the album’s opening track, “Angels of Mercy,” “represents the entire album in a great way.” Here’s what he’s talking about: Rulebreaker is available on and as a digital... »

  • Tedeschi Trucks Band Releases “Let Me Get By”

    Tedeschi Trucks Band Releases “Let Me Get By”

    The Tedeschi Trucks Band’s third studio album, Let Me Get By, is also the group’s first with bassist Tim Lefebvre, known for his work in jazz and funk circles and on David Bowie’s final album, Blackstar. Let Me Get By is the first featuring all band-penned songs, and the first album for co-bandleader Derek Trucks,... »

  • Dream Theater’s Latest Album Goes Epic

    Dream Theater’s Latest Album Goes Epic

    Dream Theater’s latest album, The Astonishing, is a double-CD prog-metal extravaganza. As always, band co-founder John Myung handles bass duties on the album, which also employs the talents of prolific choral/orchestral arranger and conductor David Campbell, who is also known as the father of rock artist Beck. With a cast of characters, map and complete... »

  • Savages Releases Second Album

    Savages Releases Second Album

    Post-punk band Savages, with Ayşe Hassan on bass, has released its sophomore effort, Adore Life. Adore Life is a bit of a different animal from the band’s 2013 debut, Silence Yourself. “This record came out of us being on the road together and learning how to be with each other over the last three years... »

  • Lush Releases Box Set, Reunites for Select 2016 Gigs

    Lush Releases Box Set, Reunites for Select 2016 Gigs

    Fans of the band Lush have reason to celebrate in 2016. The band is reuniting for its first live shows since 1996 – two in May in London, one in April in Manchester, and one in September in New York City – and it has released a five-disc retrospective box set. The set, called Chorus,... »

  • Megadeth Releases “Dystopia”

    Megadeth Releases “Dystopia”

    Megadeth, one of the “big four” bands of thrash metal (along with Metallica, Anthrax and Slayer) has released its 15th studio album, Dystopia. The album started coming together in an unusual way, as the band was between guitarists and drummers. “It was an interesting process. I don’t know of any other record that started with... »

  • Jazz Great Gary Peacock Records As Part of a Duo on “53rd Street”

    Jazz Great Gary Peacock Records As Part of a Duo on “53rd Street”

    Gary Peacock, the legendary jazz double bassist known for his numerous collaborations, including his work within a trio featuring pianist Keith Jarrett and drummer Jack DeJohnette, has added another collaborator to his list: Robert Kaddouch. Kaddouch is a French jazz researcher interested in the dynamics of duos. Peacock and Kaddouch encountered each other in a... »

  • Tortoise Returns with “The Catastrophist”

    Tortoise Returns with “The Catastrophist”

    The Catastrophist is the first release from the quintet Tortoise in seven years. The band, which features Doug McCombs (Eleventh Dream Day, Brokeback) on bass, creates music that’s hard to categorize, and this time out, the primarily instrumental group called in vocalists for a cover of David Essex’s 1970s hit, “Rock On” as well as... »

  • Four Black Sabbath Albums Released in Deluxe Editions

    Four Black Sabbath Albums Released in Deluxe Editions

    Deluxe editions of Black Sabbath’s first three studio albums – Black Sabbath, Paranoid and Master of Reality – have been released, coinciding with the groundbreaking metal band’s final tour. Each edition features the 2012 remaster of its respective original album, available on CD for the first time, and a disc of outtakes previously unreleased in... »

  • Electric Moon’s “Theory of Mind” Available

    Electric Moon’s “Theory of Mind” Available

    German psych-rock trio Electric Moon’s live album, Theory of Mind, previously available in 2015 as an import, has gotten an American release. The band, featuring bassist Komet Lulu (who also created the album’s cover art), recorded the album in February 2014 in Heidelberg, Germany, and as the record has filtered out there, response to it... »