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