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Geezer Butler’s Memoir, “Into The Void,” Now Available
After much anticipation, Geezer Butler’s memoir “Into The Void” is now available. The bass legend covers his “birth, Black Sabbath, and beyond” over its 288 pages.
You Bred Raptors? Returns with “Lysine”
The NYC-based instrumental trio You Bred Raptors? has returned with their fifth full-length studio album, “Lysine.” Although writing for the album began during the pandemic, it was a rollercoaster to complete it.
KISS Adds Dates to Farewell Tour
KISS has added a handful of dates to the final leg of their North American “End of the Road” tour. The farewell run, which was launched in 2019 and put on hold during the pandemic, will be ending the iconic rock band’s career.
Foo Fighters Grapple with Loss on “But Here We Are”
Dave Grohl planned to write an “insane prog-rock record” after 2021’s “Medicine at Midnight” before tragedy struck when drummer Taylor Hawkins died. They’ve just released their 11th studio album, “But Here We Are,” which deals with their monumental loss.
Linda May Han Oh Reflects on “The Glass Hours”
The last few years have put a lot of things in perspective. During this time, bassist Linda May Han Oh had her first child. All of it boiled down into a new album called “The Glass Hours,” which may be her most intimate album to date.
David Ellefson and Dieth Release Debut Album, “To Hell And Back”
After months of anticipation, Dieth has finally released their debut album, “To Hell And Back.” The power Death-thrash trio of David Ellefson, Guilherme Miranda, and Michal Lysejko says the album represents new beginnings.
Khruangbin and Friends Release “Live at Stubb’s”
Khruangbin has released the first of their new five-part live album series, and they’re kicking it off with music from a special set from Austin, Texas. “Live At Stubb’s” documents the band’s evolving live sound while showcasing some of their musical friends.
Bruno Råberg Releases Solo Bass Album, “Look Inside”
Virtuoso bassist Bruno Råberg has played with some of the world’s greatest jazz artists over his fifty-year career Now he’s stepped out on his own with his first solo bass album, “Look Inside.”
Royal Blood Announces North American Fall Tour
Royal Blood has announced they’ll return to North America for a fall tour. The English rock duo of drummer Ben Thatcher and bassist/vocalist Mike Kerr will split the run into two legs.
Doug Wimbish Anchors Dave Koltai Debut Album, “Daughter of Mercury”
You may recognize Dave Koltai as the sound designer for Supro and Pigtronix, but he’s also a fantastic musician. Koltai just released his solo debut album, “Daughter of Mercury,” and enlisted Living Colour’s rhythm section of Will Calhoun and Doug Wimbish.
Napalm Death’s Shane Embury Announces Autobiography
Napalm Death bassist Shane Embury revealed he has a new autobiography coming this fall. “Life?… & Napalm Death” covers his life and his 36 years in the iconic grindcore band, which influenced the shape of extreme metal.
The Funky Knuckles Release “The Way It Is”
The Funky Knuckles have returned with their fifth album, entitled “The Way It Is.” The band has always had a diverse sound, but this time they’ve really gone off the deep end.