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Here’s a list of major new releases for the week of October 26 , 2010. Please feel free to request reviews for any of the following albums from staff or contributors.

2Mex – My Fanbase Will Destroy (Strange Famous Records)
6Blocc – I Dubs Vol. 5 12″ [EP] (6dub)
All Ends – A Road To Depression (Nuclear Blast) {EU}
Jeff Beck – Live And Exclusive From The Grammy Museum (ATCO)
The Big Four: Live From Sofia, Bulgaria [5 CD/2 DVD Set] {EU} (Warner Bros)
Broken Complex – Broken Complex (Broken Complex)
Cap D – PolyMath (All Natural)
Celph Titled & Buckwild – Nineteen Ninety Now (No Sleep Recordings)
Ray Charles – Rare Genius: The Undiscovered Masters (Concord Records)
Chaundon – No Excuses (Traffic Ent. Group)
Chico Mann – Analog Drift (Wax Poetics)
Combichrist – Noise Collection Vol. 1 (Metropolis Records)
Come and Get It: The Best of Apple Records – Various Artists [Remastered] (Apple Records)
Conducting From the Grave – Revenants (Sumerian Records)
Crade of Filth – Darkly Darkly Venus Aversa (Nuclear Blast) {EU}
Daath – Daath (Century Media)
Deluka – You Are The Night (RED GENERAL CATALOG)
Diplo – Chasing the Dragon (Mad Decent)
Every Time I Die – Shit Happens: The Series? [DVD] (Ferret Records)
Bryan Ferry – Olympia (Astralwerks)
Firewind – Days Of Defiance (Century Media)
Forbidden – Omega Wave (Nuclear Blast)
Fourplay – Let’s Touch the Sky (Heads Up)
Funker Vogt – Blutzoll (Metropolis Records)
Elina…

Here’s a list of major new releases for the week of October 19 , 2010. Please feel free to request reviews for any of the following albums from staff or contributors.

Agua de Annique – Live In Europe (Self Released)
Allstar Weekend – Suddenly Yours (Hollywood Records)
A Sunny Day In Glasgow – Autumn, Again (Mis Ojos Discos)
Bad Books – Bad Books (Favorite Gentlemen Recordings)
The Beatles – 1967-1970 (Blue) [Remastered] (Apple Records)
Joe Bonamassa – Joe Bonamassa Live from The Royal Albert Hall (J&R Adventures/Fontana)
Bob Dylan – The Bootleg Series: The Witmark Demos: 1962-1964 (Columbia)
Elton John & Leon Russell – The Union (Decca)
Elusive – The New Movement (Elusive)
Eskmo – Eskmo (Ninja Tune)
Sarah Fimm – Karma Phala (Self Released) – Trey Spencer
Girl In A Coma – Adventures in Coverland (Blackheart Records)
Beth Hart – My California (101 DISTRIBUTION)
Zach Hill – Face Tat (Sargent House)
Houses – All Night (Lefse Records)
How To Dress Well – Love Remains (Lefse Records)Alex Silveri
Infinito 2017 – Outer Body Experience 9.0 (Unlimited Supply Chain)
Kings Of Leon – Come Around Sundown (RCA)
Michael Schenker Group – Live In Tokyo: 30th Anniversary Japan Tour (Inakustik)
Hannah Montana – Hannah Montana Forever [Soundtrack] (Walt Disney Records)
Morrissey – Bona Drag: 20th Anniversary Edition (EMI Import)
Mt. Desolation – Mt. Desolation (Island/Cherry Tree)
Steven Page [Barenaked Ladies] – Page One (Zoe

Here’s a list of major new releases for the week of September 21 , 2010. Please feel free to request reviews for any of the following albums from staff or contributors.


Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson – Soundtrack (Ghostlight)
Cam’ron – The U.N. Gunz N’ Butta (E1 Entertainment)
Paula Cole – Ithaca (Decca)
Billy Currington – Enjoy Yourself (Mercury Nashville)
Delerium – Epiphany [DVD] (Nettwerk)
Drudkh – Handful of Stars (Season of Mist)
Enslaved – Axioma Ethica Odini {EU} (Nuclear Blast)
Flying Lotus – Pattern + Grid World [EP] (Warp Records)
Frankie Rose And The Outs – Frankie Rose And The Outs (Slumberland Records)
Hilary Hahn – Higdon & Tchaikovsky Violin Concertos (Deutsche Grammophon)
Randy Houser – They Call Me Caddillac (Show Dog Universal)
J57 (Brown Bag Allstars) – Digital Society (Balanced Records)
John Legend and The Roots – Wake Up! (Columbia)
Kiske/Somerville – Kiske/Somerville {EU} (Frontiers Records S.R.l.)
Manic Street Preachers – Postcards From A Young Man (Sony)
Margot & The Nuclear So And So – Buzzard (+1 Records) – Channing Freeman
Maroon 5 – Hand All Over (A&M/Octone)
Johnny Mathis – Let It Be Me: Mathis in Nashville (Columbia)
Maximum Balloon [TV On The Radio's Andrew Sitek project] – Maximum Balloon (Interscope Records)
Metallica – Six Feet Down Under [EP] (Metallica.com)
Methods Of Mayhem – A Public Disservice Announcement (Roadrunner Records)
Michael Franti & Spearhead – The Sound of Sunshine (Capitol)
Liza Minnelli – Confessions (Decca U.S.)
Vincent Minor –…

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Flotsam and Jetsam have been around for nearly thirty years and have never truly received the attention that they deserve. Some of the blame could be placed on bad timing (Cuatro) or bad productions (When the Storm Comes Down and Dream of Death) – and their unwavering dedication to flying the thrash flag through the nineties probably had something to do with it too – but it doesn’t fully explain how this band has remained in the shadows all of these years. The real shame is that Flotsam and Jetsam seem to be…

The resurgence of thrash continues…

Over the last decade metal has made a huge resurgence. This popularity has inspired a lot of bands to make a deliberate return to their roots (Metallica, Megadeth, etc). It has also prompted the reformation of quite a few long-defunct bands from the past (Believer, Anacrusis, etc). You can now add Connecticut’s Indestructible Noise Command (aka I.N.C.) to that list.

I.N.C. formed in 1985 and quickly recorded their first album, Razorback. The album was quirky but heavy with an underlying sense of humor that was missing from most thrash at the time. It was enough to allow them to play with bands such as Megadeth, Exodus and King Diamond. Their second album, The Visitors, built on everything that fans loved about Razorback and garnered even more attention for the band – Pantera, in their infancy, even opened for I.N.C. at one time. One of the more unique elements that I.N.C. had going for them was the vocals of Dennis Gergely. His voice provided a bit of a hardcore/metal crossover vibe at a time when only a few bands were doing it (most notably D.R.I.). Due to a lack of solid label support and funding, the band took an indefinite hiatus shortly after the release of their second album, and that was the end of the story – until now.

I.N.C. are back with a fresh set of songs that are heavier and darker than anything they did in…

Here’s a list of major new releases for the week of September 14 , 2010. Please feel free to request reviews for any of the following albums from staff or contributors.

The Absence – Enemy Unbound (Metal Blade)
Accept – Blood of the Nations (Nuclear Blast)
Al’ Tariq (The Beatnuts) – God Connections (Traffic Ent. Group)
Amorphis – Magic & Mayhem – Tales From The Early Years {EU} (Nuclear Blast)
Azure Ray – Drawing Down The Moon (Saddle Creek)
Banner Pilot – Resignation Day [Remastered] (Fat Wreck Chords)
Beneath The Massacre – Maree Noir [EP] (Prosthetic Records)
Bilal – Airtight’s Revenge (PLUG RESEARCH)
The Birthday Massacre – Pins And Needles (Metropolis Records) – Trey Spencer
Black Milk – Album of the Year (100% WOMON) – Jared W. Dillon
Blonde Redhead – Penny Sparkle (4AD Records) – Cam
Buckethead – Spinal Clock (TDRS Music)
Caligula – Divine Madness (Krycek Entertainment)
The Charlatans – Who We Touch (The End Records)
Chromeo – Business Casual (Atlantic)
Dawn of Ashes – Genocide Chapters (Metal Blade Records)
DragonForce – Twilight Dementia [Live] (Roadrunner Records)
The Drums – The Drums (Downtown)
El Guincho – Pop Negro (XL Recordings) – Kiran Soderqvist
Electric Sunset – Electric Sunset (K Records)
Emmett And Mary – Emmett And Mary (My Idea of Fun)
Sully Erna – Avalon (Republic)
ESQ & Chikaramanga – The Succession (Tres Records)
Flotsam and Jetsam – The Cold (Driven Music Group) – Trey

Here’s a list of major new releases for the week of September 07 , 2010. Please feel free to request reviews for any of the following albums from staff or contributors.

The Acorn – No Ghost (Bella Union)
Anberlin – Dark Is The Way, Light Is A Place (Republic) – Adam Thomas
Sara Bareilles – Kaleidoscope Heart (Epic)
The Beatles – The 4 Complete Ed Sullivan Shows Starring The Beatles [DVD] (Universal Music)
Blue Sky Black Death – Third Party (Fake Four Inc.)
Gasoline Silver – Gasoline Silver (+1 Records)
Helmet – Seeing Eye Dog (+1 Records )
In Lingua Mortua – Salon Des Refuses (Termo Records)
Interpol – Interpol (Matador Records)
Brendan James – Brendan James (Decca)
Kamelot – Poetry for the Poisoned {EU} (Kamelot Media Group)
Megadeth – Rust In Peace Live [DVD/CD] (Shout Factory!)
Oceansize – Self Preserved while the Bodies Float Up {EU} (SUPERBALL MUSIC) – Sobhi Abdul-Rakhman
Q-Unique – Between Heaven and Hell (Capital Q Music)
Robyn – Body Talk Pt. 2 (Cherrytree/Interscope)
Rock (Heltah Skeltah) – Rockin Out West (Duck Down Music)
Stone Sour – Audio Secrecy (Roadrunner Records)
Tera Melos – Patagonian Rats (Sargent House)
The Thermals – Personal Life (Kill Rock Stars) – Adam Thomas
Andreya Triana – Lost Where I Belong (Ninja Tune)
Unicycle – Mirror, Mirror (Highwheel Records)

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Dimmu Borgir released “Gateways (Edit)” from their upcoming album, Abrahadabra, last Tuesday through iTunes (and probably other digital retailers). On a whim, I decided to buy the track to see if I should be looking forward to the whole CD or not – it didn’t really help. It doesn’t help because “Gateways” is different enough from their previous releases that it’s hard to tell if it is a one-off or if it is representative of the whole album.

For one, there are two different sections that contain female vocals and neither of them turns out to be cheesy.  The first section with female vocals is shouted in an almost punk-like manner, and the second section is more of a choir effect (think Therion not Cradle of Filth). Both sections were surprising because it’s a new direction for the band, and also because it actually worked. Another thing about the song is that it is much slower and more melodic than what is typical of a Dimmu Borgir track. I’m not trying to say that it’s pop or anything, but it’s definitely much more accessible. Those that actually care about the band have probably read that the album features another full orchestra, but unlike Death Cult Armageddon, “Gateways” isn’t overpowered by it. The song is more of an equal partnership between the riffs and the orchestral parts.

So, this song didn’t really help at all. If the whole album pushes the band’s sound like this song did then things might…

Here’s a list of major new releases for the week of August 31 , 2010. Please feel free to request reviews for any of the following albums from staff or contributors.

10 Years – Feeding the Wolves (Universal Republic) – Davey Boy
The Autumn Offering – The Autumn Offering (Victory Records)
Big L – 139 & Lenox (Flamboyant)
Ryan Bingham – Junky Star (Lost Highway)
Carl Broemel [My Morning Jacket] – All Birds Say (ATO RECORDS/RED)
Cephalic Carnage – Misled By Certainty (Relapse Records)
Common – Resurrection [2-CD Deluxe] (Get On Down)
The Contortionist – Exoplanet (Good Fight)
Dagoba – Poseidon {EU} (Indie Europe/Zoom)
Death Angel – Relentless Retribution {EU} (Nuclear Blast)
Disturbed – Asylum (Reprise)
DJ Muggs & Ill Bill – Kill Devil Hills (Fat Beats Records)
Everything Everything – Man Alive (Piccadilly Records)
Funeral for a Friend – The Young and Defenceless [EP] (Self Released)
Godfather Don – Properties of Steel (Traffic Ent. Group)
Goo Goo Dolls – Something For The Rest Of Us (Warner Bros.)
The Graduate – Only Every Time (Razor & Tie) – Davey Boy
Bruce Haack – Farad Bruce Haack (Stones Throw Records)
Heart – Red Velvet Car (Sony Legacy)
Lyfe Jennings – I Still Believe (Asylum Records)
Jenny & Johnny – I’m Having Fun Now (Warner Bros.)
KRS One & True Master – Meta-Historical (Fat Beats Records)
Last Nights Vice – Perfect Little Noise (Last Nights Vice)
Madlib – Advanced Jazz (Madlib Invazion)

Here’s a list of major new releases for the week of August 24 , 2010. Please feel free to request reviews for any of the following albums from staff or contributors.

Accept – Blood of the Nations {EU} (Nuclear Blast)
Adebisi Shank – This Is The Second Album Of A Band Called… (Richter Collective) – Dave de Sylvia
Apocalyptica – 7th Symphony (Jive/R.E.D.)
Chris August – No Far Away (Fervent Records)
James Blackshaw – All Is Falling (Young God Records)
S. Carey – All we Grow (Jagjaguwar) – Cam
Chk Chk Chk [!!!] – Strange Weather Isn’t It (Warp Records)
Coin Under Tongue – Reception (Death By Audio)
Dead Confederate – Sugar (Razor & Tie)
Eels – Tomorrrow Morning (E Works) – Adam Thomas
Fantasia – Back To Me (J-Records)
Jesse Harris – Through The Night (Secret Sun Recordings/Mercer Street)
Ion Dissonance – Cursed (Century Media)
Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan – Hawk (Vanguard Records)
JJ Grey – Georgia Warhorse (Alligator Records)
Kataklysm – Heaven’s Venom (Nuclear Blast America)
The Klaxons – Surfing the Void {UK} (Polydor)
Brad Laner – Natural Selections (HOMETAPES)
Land Of Talk – Cloak And Cipher (Saddle Creek)
Little Big Town – The Reason Why (Capitol)
The LoveCrave – Soul Saliva (Metropolis Records) – Trey Spencer
Malevolent Creation – Invidious Dominion (Nuclear Blast America)
Mestizo – Elecholo (Machina Muerte)
Mogwai – Special Moves [Live] (+1 Records)
Never Shout Never – Harmony (Sire/Wea)

Here’s a list of major new releases for the week of August 17, 2010. Please feel free to request reviews for any of the following albums from staff or contributors.

Trace Adkins – Cowboy’s Back In Town (Show Dog-Universal Music)
American Hi-Fi – Fight The Frequency (RED GENERAL CATALOG)
Antagonist – World In Decline (PROSTHETIC RECORDS)
Camu Tao – King of Hearts (Definitive Jux/Fat Possum)
Dondria – Dondria Vs Phatfffat (Malaco Records)
Dora the Explorer – We Did It! Dora’s Greatest Hits (Nick Records)
Filter – The Trouble with Angels (Rocket Science)
David Gray – Foundling (Downtown)
Jesse Harris – Through The Night (Mercer Street Records)
Hellsent – False Profit (Galapagos4)
Hey Monday – Beneath It All (Columbia)
Iron Maiden – The Final Frontier (Sony Legacy) – Mike Stagno
Kem – Intimacy (Motown/PGD)
The Last Felony – Too Many Humans (LIFEFORCE RECORDS) – Trey Spencer
Lissie – Catching A Tiger (Fat Possum)
John Mellencamp – No Better Than This (Rounder/PGD)
Miss May I – Monument (Rise Records)
Nils – What The Funk? (Baja Records)
NoFX – The Longest EP (Fat Wreck Chords)
Orbs – Asleep Next to Science (Equal Vision Records)
Sadistik – The Art Of Dying (Clockwork Grey Music)
Slayer – Live Intrusion [DVD Reissue] (Columbia)
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin – Let It Sway (Polyvinyl) – Rudy Klapper
Esperanza Spalding – Chamber Music Society (Heads Up)
Taking Back Sunday –…

Mustaine: A Heavy Metal Memoir

By: Dave Mustaine & Joe Layden
Released: August 3, 2010
Hardcover: 368 pages
Publisher: It Books

Mustaine: A Heavy Metal Memoir has something for even the most apathetic of Megadeth fans and is written in a very entertaining manner thanks to the dry humor and no-holds-barred attitude of Dave Mustaine.
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I’ve never considered myself a huge fan of Megadeth. Their earlier albums always seemed to be very inconsistent in terms of quality, and their mid-era commercial attempts were mostly terrible. There are exceptions of course, Rust in Peace is easily one of the best thrash albums of all time and Endgame is just about equal (and sometimes better, depending on my mood) – but this isn’t about me and isn’t really about Megadeth either. This is about Dave Mustaine; the man that has had the great fortune of being part of two of the biggest metal bands of the last thirty years. He’s also the man that everyone has loved to hate due to his tendency to speak his mind and treat fellow band mates as if they were totally expendable (in hindsight one could argue that they really have been). If anyone in the metal community has lived a life that is worthy of having a book written about him, it is Dave Mustaine. The man has dealt with drug use, the stigma of being dropped from Metallica, the total…

Here’s a list of major new releases for the week of August 10, 2010. Please feel free to request reviews for any of the following albums from staff or contributors.

Amorphis – Forging the Land of Thousand Lakes [CD/DVD] (Nuclear Blast America)
Angelfire – Angelfire (THE RECORD LABEL)
Ayatollah – Live From the MPC 60 [3 CDs] (Green Streets Entertainment)
Black Label Society – Order Of The Black (E1 Music)
Sarah Blasko – As Day Follow Night (Universal Music Group)
Bottomless Pit – Blood Under The Bridge (Comedy Minus One)
The Budos Band – The Budos Band III (Daptone Records)
Kathryn Calder – Are You My Mother? (File Under: Music)
Common Grackle (Factor) – The Great Depression (Fake Four)
Charlie Daniels – Land That I Love (Koch Records)
George Duke – Deja Vu (Heads Up)
Exile – AM/PM (Plug Research)
Kataklysm - Heaven’s Venom {EU} (Nuclear Blast)
Killola – Let’s Get Associated (Killola)
Landing On The Moon – We Make History Now (Young Love Records)
Language Room – Language Room (Anti-)
Lights Out Asia – In the Days of Jupiter (n5MD)  – Adam Downer
Lost In The Trees – All Alone In An Empty House (Anti/Epitaph)
Madlib – High Jazz [2 LPs] (Madlib Invazion)
Moe Pope – Life After God (Brick Records)
Mike Posner – 31 Minutes To Takeoff (J-Records)
Noblesse Oblige – Malady (Metropolis Records)
Over-Reactor – Lose Your Delusion, Vol. 1 (Free Download)
Blake Shelton – All About Tonight…

Here’s a list of major new releases for the week of August 03, 2010. Please feel free to request reviews for any of the following albums from staff or contributors.

Arcade Fire – The Suburbs (Merge Records) – Tyler Fisher
Autolux – Transit Transit (TBD Records)
The Black Crowes – Croweology (Megaforce)
Buckcherry – All Night Long (Eleven Seven Music)
Bun B – Trill O.G. (Rap-A-Lot)
Dr. John And The Lower 911 – Tribal (429 Records)
El-P – Hell Megamixxx 3 (Gold Dust Media)
Fleshwrought – Dementia/Dyslexia (Metal Blade Records)
Gaelic Storm – Cabbage (LOST AGAIN RECORDS)
Freddie Gibbs – Str8 Killa (Decon)
Paul Gilbert – Fuzz Universe (Shrapnel)
Gov’t Mule – Mulennium [Live] (Evil Teen Records)
Immortal – The Seventh Date Of Blashyrkh [Live DVD/CD] {EU} (Nuclear Blast)
Lady Gaga – The Remix (Interscope Records)
Lady Gaga – The Cherrytree Sessions [EP] (Interscope Records)
Les Savy Fav – Root For Ruin (frenchkissrecords) – Cam
LloydMiller+Heliocentrics – LloydMiller+Heliocentrics (Strut Records)
Los Lobos – TinCan Trust (Shout Factory!)
Katie Melua – House (Universal Motown)
Queens Of The Stone Age – Rated R [Deluxe Edition] (Interscope)
Secondhand Serenade – Hear Me Now (GLASS NOTE RECORDS)
Squeeze – Spot The Difference (XOXO RECORDS)
Ryan Star – 11:59 (Atlantic)
Tony Da Gartorra vs. Gruff Rhys – The Terror Of Cosmic Loneliness (Self-Released)
Wavves – King Of The Beach [Physical Release] (Fat Possum) – Lewis P.
Wretched – Beyond The Gate (Victory Records)

James LaBrie has made a new track called “One More Time” available for streaming (courtesy of AOL’s Noisecreep). The song is taken from his upcoming solo album, Static Impulse, which will be released on September 28 through InsideOut Music.

 

James LaBrie is best known for his work with Dream Theater, but they’re not his only musical endeavor. Most people probably don’t know that he released his first solo album, Elements of Persuasion, back in 2005. It was a powerful album that would probably surprise a lot of Dream Theater fans due to its heaviness. Well, it seems that this album is going to surprise even more people. The song is heavy and aggressive but combined with a huge chorus that rivals anything that he has done with Dream Theater. What is going to surprise people even more is the aggressive side of James’ voice. If the rest of the album is anything like this, it has the potential to be great.

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