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  • Metal Allegiance Releases “Volume II: Power Drunk Majesty”

    Metal Allegiance Releases “Volume II: Power Drunk Majesty”

    The all-star project Metal Allegiance has just released their second album entitled Volume II: Power Drunk Majesty. The group is comprised of guitarist Alex Skolnick, drummer Mike Portnoy, and two bassists: Mark Menghi and David Ellefson. Even though each member is busy with their own bands, they come together as a unit to write and... »

  • Clutch Releases “Book of Bad Decisions”

    Clutch Releases “Book of Bad Decisions”

    Clutch has returned with their twelfth studio album, entitled Book of Bad Decisions. While fans can expect the same heavy grooves the band is known for, they also expanded their sound a bit. Bassist Dan Maines explained that working with producer Vance Powell pushed their musical palette. “He came out on the road with us... »

  • Led Zeppelin Reissues “The Song Remains The Same” Soundtrack

    Led Zeppelin Reissues “The Song Remains The Same” Soundtrack

    Fifty years ago, on September 7th, 1968, the quartet of Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Bonham, and John Paul Jones performed their first concert together as The New Yardbirds. Of course, we now know they would become the massive rock band, Led Zeppelin. The remaining members of the band are celebrating the anniversary with a... »

  • Paul McCartney’s “Egypt Station” Now Available

    Paul McCartney’s “Egypt Station” Now Available

    Former Beatle Paul McCartney has returned with Egypt Station, which marks his 18th solo studio album. Recorded between Los Angeles, London, and Sussex, the album gets its name from one of the bassist’s paintings that also serves as the album artwork. It ties thematically ties the record together as the Fab Four did back in... »

  • New Tord Gustavsen Trio Album Features Bassist Sigurd Hole

    New Tord Gustavsen Trio Album Features Bassist Sigurd Hole

    After working in different band formats for the past decade, jazz pianist Tord Gustavsen has gotten back to the piano trio format. The Other Side features his longtime drummer Jarle Vespestad as well Sigurd Hole, who joins the band for the first time. A bandleader himself, the Norwegian bassist fits right into the trio’s sound... »

  • Passenger Releases “Runaway”

    Passenger Releases “Runaway”

    UK singer/songwriter Passenger, AKA Mike Rosenberg, has released Runaway, an album that draws its sound from America. Rosenberg’s father was American and took him to the United States every summer while he grew up in Brighton, UK. “While some songs point to specific locations such as Yellowstone or Detroit, Mike imagined all the new songs... »

  • Alkaline Trio Releases “Is This Thing Cursed?”

    Alkaline Trio Releases “Is This Thing Cursed?”

    Alkaline Trio has returned to release their first album in five years, entitled Is This Thing Cursed? The pop-punk band took a new direction by writing the album almost entirely in the studio, but it also draws a comparison to their 2000 album, Maybe I’ll Catch Fire. “The songwriting process is almost like what it... »

  • Alice Cooper Releases “A Paranormal Evening at The Olympia Paris”

    Alice Cooper Releases “A Paranormal Evening at The Olympia Paris”

    Rock legend Alice Cooper is still going strong. After releasing his 27th studio album, Paranormal, last year, he took his band on the road in support of the release. The massive tour culminated in an over-the-top show at the Olympia in Paris, France that is now available as a live album. A Paranormal Evening at... »

  • The Band’s “Music From Big Pink” Gets 50th Anniversary Reissue

    The Band’s “Music From Big Pink” Gets 50th Anniversary Reissue

    The Band is one of the most influential rock groups of all time. 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of their debut album, Music From Big Pink, which has been re-released in a special edition. The original music has been given a new stereo mix by producer Bob Clearmountain, who used the original four-track analog master... »

  • Steve Lawson’s “Beauty and Desolation” Now Available

    Steve Lawson’s “Beauty and Desolation” Now Available

    After releasing it to his Bandcamp subscribers last month, Steve Lawson has made his new album Beauty and Desolation available to the public. The improvised work is themed around beautiful things that are going to destroy us, says Lawson, and that brought out his melodic touch. “The hip-hop influence that’s been [in my music] for... »