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…AND YOU WILL KNOW US BY THE TRAIL OF DEAD – X: THE GODLESS VOID AND OTHER STORIES
…And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead have returned. The new album, X: The Godless Void and Other Stories, is their first since 2014.
musicOMH describes the new album as “The sound of a band reinvigorated and enjoying working together again.”
ANTI-FLAG – 20/20 VISION
20/20 Vision is the 12th album in Anti-Flag‘s 30+ year career. The album cover alone (seen above) should give a good idea of what to expect from the socially conscious punks.
BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB – EVERYTHING ELSE HAS GONE WRONG
Indie rock Londoners, Bombay Bicycle Club‘s fifth album, Everything Else Has Gone Wrong, is their first in five years and is co-produced Grammy winning producer, John Congleton (St. Vincent, The War on Drugs, Spoon, The Killers).
BRITISH LION – THE BURNING
In 2012, Iron Maiden‘s bass player, Steve Harris, released his debut solo album called British Lion. He has now adopted the name British Lion for his solo venture and released a follow up album, The Burning, which is out today.
COURTEENERS – MORE. AGAIN. FOREVER
Courteeners, from Manchester, England, have maintained a relatively steady output of albums since forming in 2006. More. Again. Forever. is the band’s fifth album in the last 10 years.
Recommended if you like Arctic Monkeys, The Killers, The Fratellis, Death Cab For Cutie, et al.
PINEGROVE – MARIGOLD
Marigold may be the album to give Pinegrove widespread (positive) exposure. Their second album, Cardinal, was a critics darling when it was released in 2016.
They’ve now released their fourth album with the respected indie label, Rough Trade, whose client list has included Alabama Shakes, The Hold Steady and Jenny Lewis).
SONS OF APOLLO – MMXX
The progressive metal supergroup, Sons of Apollo (feat. members of Dream Theater, Mr. Big and Guns N’ Roses), are another band who’ve had a steady stream of releases in the last few years.
Debut album in 2017, an EP in 2018, a live album in 2019, and now their second album, appropriately titled MMXX in 2020.
AVENGED SEVENFOLD – SET ME FREE
Avenged Sevenfold is streaming a previously unreleased track they recorded in 2013 for their past album Hail To The King.
“Set Me Free” has been released in anticipation of the band’s Diamonds in The Rough compilation coming to streaming February 7th.
BAD WOLVES – SOBER
Bad Wolves‘ latest single, “Sober” from sophomore album N.A.T.I.O.N., now has an official music video.
BEHEMOTH – ROM 5:8
Behemoth have released the official (NSFW) video for “Rom 5:8”, which is the fourth single from 2018’s I Loved You at Your Darkest.
THE DIRTY KNOBS – WRECKLESS ABANDON
The Dirty Knobs have been a band for 15 years, but are set to release their debut album, Wreckless Abandon, on March 20th.
The side-project, lead by Mike Campbell of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, served as a creative outlet for Campbell in between albums with Tom Petty.
GREEN DAY – OH YEAH!
You may recognize the sample used in Green Day‘s new single, “Oh Yeah!” It’s Joan Jett‘s version of Gary Glitter‘s “Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah!)”.
GREY DAZE – WHAT’S IN THE EYE
Chester Bennington‘s pre-Linkin Park band, Grey Daze, are getting ready to release a tribute album for the late frontman.
A release date for the album is TBD, but they’ve released the first single this week.
HUMANIST – SHOCK COLLAR
Music producer and Mark Lanegan-collaborator (2017’s Gargoyle & 2019’s Somebody’s Knocking), Rob Marshall is the mastermind behind Humanist.
The debut album from Humanist arrives on February 21. The album will features lead vocals from Mark Lanegan, Dave Gahan of Depeche Mode, singer-songwriter Ron Sexmith, John Robb of The Membranes and Goldblade, and many more.
Enjoy the latest single featuring Class of 2020 Rock & Rock Hall of Fame inductee, Dave Gahan of Depeche Mode.
MARK MORTON – ETHER EP
Just like his 2019 debut solo album, Anesthetic, Lamb of God guitarist Mark Morton‘s new EP features several guest vocalists.
The 5-song acoustic EP features guest vocals from Mark Morales from Sons of Texas, John Carbone of Moon Tooth, Lzzy Hale on Black Crowes‘ “She Talks to Angels”, and Howard Jones of Killswitch Engage and Light the Torch. Mark Morales also closes out the album with a cover of Pearl Jam‘s “Black”.
GLENN DANZIG – VEROTIKA MOVIE TRAILER
Glenn Danzig has written and directed a movie. Verotika comes out on VOD on 2/25.
The trailer was released earlier this week and as the young people say, “we’ll just leave this here.”
OZZY OSBOURNE – BIOGRAPHY: THE NINE LIVES OF OZZY OSBOURNE TRAILER
It’s shaping up to be a busy 2020 for Ozzy Osbourne. New album next month. Tour with Marilyn Manson. Now, a documentary film.
PEARL JAM – GIGATON ALBUM/TOUR ANNOUNCEMENT
Pearl Jam have a new album on the way. The 2017 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees announced this week that Gigaton, their 11th studio album, will arrive on March 27th.
The announcement came with a string of tour dates. The closest stop to the Twin Cities will be April 4 at the Enterprise Center in St. Louis, MO.
Lead single “Dance of the Clairvoyants” should arriving shortly.
SLIPKNOT – POLLUTION
Slipknot released a 20 minute “short film” this week, directed by Clown and centered around the video for “Nero Forte”.
According to Clown:
I set out to make a short film that makes you question your own existence, here in this reality. When you lay down in your bed, next to the one you love, do you ever ask yourself — is it possible that this person could slit my throat while I’m sleeping? Enjoy. Pollution is everywhere.
STONE SOUR – ENDING/BEGINNING DEMO SESSIONS
Stone Sour are releasing a song every year in 2020. We never know what we’ll get, but it’s said that it’ll be a live song, a demo, or a previously unreleased track from their recording sessions.
Regarding the demo for “Ending/Beginning”, guitarist Josh Rand has this to say:
The song Ending/Beginning has an interesting story. The original idea was recorded during the 2000 Project X sessions, but I wasn’t really happy with how it turned out. I felt it was missing something so we shelved it. Then in 2008 I rediscovered the track as I was backing up my hard drives. After listening to it, I figured I would mess with it a bit to see if I could make it better. The Bitter End from the album Audio Secrecy is ultimately what it would become 10 years later. Here is the original 2000 demo.