New music, with an emphasis on the bass player.
After being rescheduled due to the pandemic, Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason and his band Saucerful of Secrets have released “Live at The Roundhouse”. The album and concert film is from a 2019 performance with the group exploring Floyd’s earlier works.
Rockabilly legends The Stray Cats celebrated their 40th anniversary last year with an enormous tour. Now fans around the world can relive the excitement with a new live album called “Rocked This Town: From LA to London”.
Jazz bassist Eric Revis has released his eighth album as a leader, entitled “Slipknots Through a Looking Glass”. The bassist recruited longtime bandmates for the project including Chad Taylor, Kris Davis, Darius Jones, and Bill McHenry.
Troy Sanders and Mastodon are in the process of working on new material, but until that’s done they’re keeping up their momentum with “Medium Rarities”. The 16-song album is a collection of live cuts, B-sides, instrumentals, and covers.
Marilyn Manson has returned with his eleventh studio album, called “We Are Chaos”. The album is the first to feature bassist Juan Alderete, and also includes Ted Russell Kamp.
Black Label Society and former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Zakk Wylde has released a new album with his Black Sabbath tribute band called Zakk Sabbath, entitled “Vertigo”. Bassist Rob “Blasko” Nicholson explains how it came together.
Bassist and singer/songwriter Scott Mulvahill has released a new five-song EP called “Creative Potential”. Similar to his last full-length, “Himalayas”, the infectious songs are the perfect mix of catchy and thoughtful.
Two-time Grammy winner and NPR Tiny Desk winner Fantastic Negrito has returned with his third album, entitled “Have You Lost Your Mind Yet?” The artist recruited bass heavyweight Cornelius Mims to make it groove.
Pig Destroyer has released a new EP. “The Octagonal Stairway” is the band’s second ever release to feature a bassist, and the first to have Travis Stone, who replaced John Jarvis early last year.
Steve Bailey has returned with a new solo album, or more appropriately, duet album. “Carolina” is an amazing 17-song collection that showcases the six-string wonder with a wide array of artists.
Metallica has returned with a new album and concert film of epic proportions. “S&M2” is their second live release alongside the San Francisco Symphony is taken from a set of concerts last year marking the 20th anniversary of the original.
A year after their triumphant debut, the Allman Betts Band has released their sophomore record, “Bless Your Heart”. The group, formed by the sons of original Allman Brothers Band members, once again tracked their music at Muscle Shoals.