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Notable New Releases – August 16, 2019

Notable New Releases – August 16, 2019

NEW ALBUMS

THE HOLD STEADY – THRASHING THRU THE PASSION

The Minnesota-related band, The Hold Steady, had been gradually rolling out their seventh album (and first in 5 years), by releasing 7 of the albums 10 songs as singles over the last two years.

Their brand new album is out today.


KILLSWITCH ENGAGE – ATONEMENT

The new album, Atonement, is Killswitch Engage‘s first album since 2016 and first for Metal Blade Records.

The new album features guest appearances from Chuck Billy of Testament and former Killswitch Engage vocalist Howard Jones.


KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD – INFEST THE RATS’ NEST

King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard have just released their second album of the year, and their fifteenth overall.

Genre? They don’t exactly adhere to any specific genre besides “rock”. They’ve done psychedelic rock, garage rock, prog rock. For their second album in under four months, they’re taking a stab at metal.


MORON POLICE – A BOAT ON THE SEA

Norwegian rock band, Moron Police have just released their third album. Citing influences such as System of a Down, Primus, Frank Zappa and Faith No More (all of which should be evident from their single “Captain Awkward), these guys most certainly have a good sense of humor, and they’re fun.

They describe themselves:

A silly band, somewhat known for their weird/energetic live performances. Playing a breed of Alternative Metal mixed with everything else you could possibly imagine. Even Techno. Seriously, there’s shitty techno in here.


OFF WITH THEIR HEADS – BE GOOD

Banner day for Minnesota music. The Hold Steady release their seventh album, and punk group Off With Their Heads have released Be Good; their fourth album of all new material.


SLEATER-KINNEY – THE CENTER WON’T HOLD

A mere 1½ months before the release of their second albums since reuniting in 2014, long time Sleater-Kinney drummer, Janet Weiss announced she was leaving the band.

The Center Won’t Hold was produced by indie pop-rock artist, and critics darling, St. Vincent.


FRANK TURNER – NO MAN’S LAND

For his eighth album, appropriately titled No Man’s Land, English singer-songwriter Frank Turner turns his focus to historic women. In addition to the new album, he also has a 13 part podcast detailing each of the women he highlight throughout the album. You can check out the trailer for the album, and one of the album’s singles below.


SINGLES

HIGHLY SUSPECT – “16” & “UPPERDRUGS”

The anticipated new album from Highly Suspect is called MCID and will drop on November 1.

Today, they’ve released two new singles from the upcoming album.


PUDDLE OF MUDD – “UH OH”

About a month ago, Puddle of Mudd released a new single from the upcoming Welcome to Galvania.

Welcome to Galvania is their first album of all new material since 2009’s Volume 4: Songs in the Key of Love & Hate. They did, however, release the covers album, Re:(disc)overed in 2011.

This week, they released the official video for the new album’s first single, “Uh Oh”.


STARSET – “MANIFEST”

Starset have released the official video for “Manifest” which will appear on their third album, DIVISIONS (September 13)