Photographer Michael Lavine took what would be the publicity shots for Nirvana’s Nevermind album at Jay Aaron Studios in Los Angeles. The idea for the front cover shot of the baby swimming was taken after Kurt Cobain and Dave Grohl saw a TV documentary on water babies and was taken by Kirk Weddle. Several babies were used; five-month old Spencer Eldon’s photo came out best.
Arch Enemy is on the verge of releasing their 9th studio album Khaos Legions!
Drummer Daniel Erlandsson comments on the album:
We had a very inspiring and creative time writing this album. I think this is definitely evident when listening to the new songs. There’s tons of variation in the material, ranging all the way from very melodic to extremely heavy. As you can expect there’s no shortage of killer riffs and intricate guitar work; the Amott brothers [Michael and Chris] have come up with some very cool yet demanding ideas! This album has some of the fastest songs I’ve ever recorded, along with a bunch of heavy pounding mid-tempo songs. As always, it’s difficult to describe music in words, but rest assured — this album will be one heavy f!*ker!
Khaos Legions will be out on June 7 (May 30th in Europe) but is available for pre-order now with a handful of options.
The album’s track listing is below:
01. Khaos Overture (instrumental)
02. Yesterday Is Dead And Gone
03. Bloodstained Cross
04. Under Black Flags We March
05. No Gods, No Masters
06. City Of The Dead
07. Through The Eyes Of A Raven
08. Cruelty Without Beauty
09. We Are A Godless Entity (instrumental)
10. Cult Of Chaos
11. Thorns In My Flesh
12. Turn To Dust (instrumental)
13. Vengeance Is Mine
15. The Zoo
16. Snow Bound (acoustic)
Get even a better of the album from a Khaos Legions Showcase Documentary:
As Japan recovers from the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck on March 11th, the world’s top recording artists respond to the tragedy with this benefit album. Superstars such as Lady GaGa, Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Adele, and many others bring together their biggest hits on this benefit album. All proceeds go to the Japanese Red Cross. Help support!
Darkest Hour’s new album The Human Romance is now available for pre-order until the February 17th release. There are 5 different packages offered in the DH store, some with limited edition items like a key bottle opener. All the options are listed here. European pre-orders have a different package available.
Package A) CD only
Package B) CD & exclusive tee
Package C) CD, exclusive tee, iPod/iPhone skin, “key” bottle opener keychain & 11”x17” poster
Package D) CD, exclusive zip-up hoodie, iPod/iPhone skin, “key” bottle opener keychain & 11”x17” poster
Package E) CD, exclusive tee, exclusive zip-up hoodie, iPod/iPhone skin, “key” bottle opener keychain & 11”x17” poster
We’ve been hopped up since the news of Social Distortion’s newest album Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes and now we can listen to the master in it’s entirety before the January 18th release. Rejoice!
But that’s not all (it never is, is it?). There’s a deal in the works for us to get the album for as low as $7.99. The more streams the album receives, the lower the price goes. Each time you listen to an individual song, it counts as a stream. Pre-ordering the album also gets you the lowest price automatically. And! When you share the stream on your Facebook or Twitter accounts, you are entered to win an autographed guitar.
Basically, it’s a win, win and another possible win situation. Good tunes, lower prices and maybe even a guitar. Get to it!
The band will also be performing on Conan next week on January 18th- the day the album drops. Don’t forget to tune in.
Darkest Hour have been busy working on their new album The Human Romance and just released a video of some behind the scenes footage of the recording process. Ryan and John give you some insight on what to expect on the new album when it drops February 22nd. Check it out at the jump.
The Aquabats! have been itching for a new full-length since their 2005 release Charge!! and we finally have some details on the upcoming CD.
The new album is titled Hi-Five Soup. It will feature 12 tracks (listed below) and will hit shelves and the net on January 18th with Fearless Records. The first track “The Shark Fighter!” can also be heard in it’s entirety on the band’s Facebook page.
1. The Shark Fighter!
3. The Legend Is True!
4. Radio Down! (Featuring Biz Markie)
5. Poppin’ A Wheelie!
6. Hey Homies!
7. In My Dreams!
8. Just Can’t Lose!
9. All My Money!
10. Pink Pants!
11. Food Fight On The Moon!
12. Luck Dragon Lady!
There will also be a few lucky cities who get to see The Aquabats! early next year for a mini ska-tastic tour with Reel Big Fish, Suburban Legends, & Koo Koo Kanga Roo:
January 14 - Dallas, TX @ House Of Blues
January 15 - Houston, TX @ Verizon Wireless Theater
January 17 - Tallahassee, FL @ Floyd’s Music Store
January 18 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
January 19 - Ybor City, FL @ The Ritz
January 20 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ The Revolution
January 21 - Jacksonville, FL @ Freebird Cafe
January 22 - Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
We love The mothereffing Death Set. Not just because they are amazing, but they are always giving us (and you) free music!
The Death Set has teamed up with Мишка to release Artificially Sweetened. This mix has an astounding 43 tracks- all for free. There’s going to be something for everyone on this one. If not, you must not listen to any music…so shame on you.
Check out the low-down on this album:
This mix is so much more than raps and rocks getting jumbled around. There’s a good melange of everything that would possibly get people pumped. There’s some salsa, the Zombies, The Jackson 5, some Fugazi, Angry Samoans, The Misfits, Descendents, Waka Flocka, Black Sheep, Cee Lo – you know what, it’s mostly just punk and rap. But there’s a ton of great mixing in this thing.
Sounds like a party, right?! Get it today! We can verify this is a trusted download link.
The full track list is below.
Мишка Presents The Death Set – Artificially Sweetened
1. Mario Shows Pee Wee Some New Items In the Magic Shop vs. MFDS (Pee Wee Herman vs. The Death Set)
2. Brooklyn to Baltimore (Scottie B vs. Notorious B.I.G.)
3. I Want You Back (Jackson 5 and a Sprinkle of S & P)
4. 52 Girls vs. Shimmy Shimmy Ya (B52′s vs. O.D.B.)
5. Born Free (Ninjasonik vs. M.I.A. vs. Suicide)
6. Aussie Bogan Chick on Train (Some Dumb Skank)
7. Deformative vs. Circumstances (Black Eyes vs. Buju Banton)
8. I-10 vs. Terrorist (Japanther vs. DJ Vadim)
9. Ballzy Anthem Summertime (Crystal Fighters and a Spinkle of Cerebral Ballzy)
10. Chew It Like a Gun Gum [Mixtape Teaser Edit] vs. 1800 Suicide (The Death Set vs. Gravediggaz)
11. Perversion For Profit (George Putnam)
12. My Shadow vs. Pass the Mic (Jay Reatard vs. The Beastie Boys)
13. Hybrid Moments (The Misfits)
14. Suburban Home (The Descendents)
15. The Choice is Yours (Black Sheep)
16. Be Faithful (Crooklyn Clan)
17. Diamond Sea vs. Be Faithful vs. Hunter S. Thompson Lecture on Herpes & Disco (Sonic Youth vs. Crooklyn Clan vs. Hunter S. Thompson)
18. Pico Pico (Los Pico Pico)
19. Baltimore Collage (Ponytail, Double Dagger, Ecstatic Sunshine, Dan Deacon, Video Hippos, Spankrock, MFDS)
20. They Come to Get Us (The Death Set & XXXChange)
21. Earth Fwend Fire vs. O Lets Do It (Best Fwends vs. Waka Flocka Flame)
22. Mind Ya Buisiness (Rod Lee)
23. Black Metal vs. Lights Out (Ascii Disko vs. Angry Samoans)
24. Kittens Inspired by Canonball, Black Metal, Should I Stay or Should I Go, Get to the Point (The Breeders vs. Ascii Disko vs. The Clash vs. Sizzla)
25. Shot a Fire (Shabba Ranks)
26. Loving You Sometimes (The Outkasts)
27. Time of the Season (The Zombies)
28. Windowlicker (Aphex Twin)
29. Mashed Potato Time vs. He Hit Me vs. In the Clear (Dee Dee King vs. The Crystals vs. Cap’n Jazz)
30. Deep Cover (Hollywood Holt)
31. Subliminal (Suicidal Tendencies)
32. Public Witness (Fugazi)
33. Hypnotize vs. Brown Paper Bag vs. Blitzkrieg Bop (Notorious B.I.G. vs. Roni Size vs. The Ramones)
34. Grinding Halt (The Death Set Covering the Cure)
35. Ya Fat Bugger! (Wigan Fatty Fuck)
36. Chick Habit (April March vs. Zap! Pow! Die!)
37. Fair Weathered Friends (Daedelus)
38. Fair Weathered Friends (Daedelus, The Death Set Wonk Remix)
39. Hello Miss (Cee Lo, XXXChange Remix)
40. At the Movies (Bad Brains)
41. Zombie (The Death Set, Baby Giraffes Remix)
42. Michel Poiccard Prefers the Old (Breathless)
43. Gut Feeling vs. It’s Just a Ride (Devo vs. Bill Hicks)
All great bands will have a tribute album. All the others just probably aren’t as good at this one.
In honor of Bad Religion’s 30th year, Germs of Perfection: A Tribute to Bad Religion has been complied for your enjoyment. I remember the list of artists who were in the mix for this project when it was coming together this past summer and I can say that I’m very impressed by the final cut.
Did I mention that this is a totally free album? Download it now! Right now! For you skeptics, this is a tested, trusted download link so lap it up.
Check out the tracklist below:
01. Switchfoot – Sorrow
02. Guttermouth – Pity
03. Cheap Girls – Kerosene
04. The Weakerthans – Sanity
05. William Elliott Whitmore – Don’t Pray on Me
06. Ted Leo and the Pharmacists – Against the Grain
07. Riverboat Gamblers – Heaven Is Falling
08. New Politics – Generator
09. Cobra Skulls ft. Fat Mike – Give You Nothing
10. Frank Turner – My Poor Friend Me
11. Polar Bear Club – Better Off Dead
12. Tegan and Sara – Suffer
If you don’t know, Bad Religion have finished recording their 15th studio album. That’s right. 15th album. It’s titled The Dissent of Man and hits stores, iTunes and all of that jazz this Tuesday, September 28th.
Don’t want to wait that long to check it out? Good. Because you don’t have to. The entire album is streaming on the band’s MySpace. Ooooh technology, you never let us down!
You can also catch the band on tour this fall to hear some of the new jams:
10/08/10, Chicago, IL Congress Theater
10/09/10, Milwaukee, WI The Rave Eagles Club
10/11/10, Cincinnati, OH Bogart’s
10/12/10, Cleveland, OH House Of Blues
10/14/10, Toronto, ON Kool Haus
10/15/10, Montreal, QC Metropolis
10/16/10, Clifton Park, NY Northern Lights
10/18/10, Boston, MA House Of Blues Boston
10/19/10, Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
10/20/10, New York, NY Irving Plaza
10/22/10, Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
10/23/10, Atlantic City, NJ House Of Blues
10/24/10, Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live!
10/26/10, New York, NY Irving Plaza
10/27/10, New York, NY Irving Plaza
10/29/10, North Myrtle Beach, SC House Of Blues
10/30/10, Lake Buena Vista, FL House Of Blues
10/31/10, Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
11/05/10, Houston, TX Warehouse Live
11/06/10, Austin, TX Waterloo Park
11/08/10, Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre
11/09/10, Tempe, AZ The Marquee
11/11/10, Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theatre
11/12/10, Denver, CO Fillmore Auditorium
11/13/10, Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue
11/15/10, Portland, OR Roseland Theater
11/17/10, Seattle, WA Showbox SoDo
11/18/10, Eugene, OR McDonald Theatre
11/19/10, San Francisco, CA The Regency Ballroom
11/20/10, San Francisco, CA The Regency Ballroom
"In Search of Black Judas," the solo album of Darryl Jenifer, will be available on CD and LP beginning October 26th! This debut record for the Bad Brains bassist features a blend of his noted rock vibes with a soul and reggae flare- so basically it will sound amazing. Get pumped.
What else can you expect? Some super heavy bass, of course!
You can give it a listen for yourself below:
And if you want to check out Bad Brains, you’re also in luck! Enjoy these Halloween shows:
Oct 28 Mohawk Austin, TX
Oct 29 Granada Theater Dallas, TX
Oct 30 Ghoulfest Houston, TX
So much is happening for the band on their 30th year anniversary. We’re talking full tours, a live album and now they are working on the next. Do these guys take a break!?
Epitaph Records founder, and Bad Religion member, Brett Gurewitz comments:
While we’re celebrating our 30th anniversary as a band this year it’s also a time when Greg and I have embarked on new creative pursuits which have informed our songwriting process. I’m a new parent again and Greg a new author having just completed his first book Anarchy Evolution. So the songs are a distillation of where we’ve been and who we are now…a natural evolution of creativity. Being a new parent has colored my whole world. As a result I’ve written songs that at least for me, are somewhat less angsty and more introspective and vulnerable. The experience has emboldened me to take some creative risks as a songwriter that I’ve not allowed myself to take before.
Greg also commented on working on the new album:
We wouldn’t embark on this new creative endeavor, Brett wouldn’t have embarked on parenthood, I wouldn’t have embarked on writing a book, if we hadn’t reached a place in our lives where we felt the confidence that we had something to offer and that’s what these songs represent. They represent a new found confidence that things are starting to make sense to us.
If you want the entire free live album, you can still get it for free by signing up for their mailing list…for free. Get it! Get it!!!