THE CHARLATANS – A HEAD FULL OF IDEAS: THE BEST OF CHARLATANS
The Charlatans‘ A Head Full of Ideas is a career spanning Best Of & Rarities box set to celebrate the band’s 30th anniversary.
Stream • Then Records • 2021
COLDPLAY – MUSIC OF THE SPHERES
Coldplay‘s Music of the Spheres is the anticipated follow up to 2019’s award winning and Grammy nominated Every Life. Five of the album’s 12 tracks feature emojis for song titles.
Stream • Atlantic • 2021
FRANK CARTER & THE RATTLESNAKES – STICKY
Sticky is Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes‘ first new album since 2019’s End of Suffering.
While discussing the album with NME, Carter said of Sticky: “Someone described it to me as ‘they felt their youth’ when they were listening to the record. When you make albums, those are the ones you want to make. Nostalgic, but classic. Timeless, and also modern.
Stream • International Death Cult • 2021
ICE NINE KILLS – THE SILVER SCREAM 2: WELCOME TO HORRORWOOD
Horror movie-inspired metalheads, Ice Nine Kills (their name is a Kurt Vonnegut reference, in case you didn’t already know. We already knew. Well, some know-it-all on staff at 93X already knew), are releasing the sequel to 2018’s The Silver Scream.
The songs on The Silver Scream 2: Welcome to Horrorwood are based on the films Psycho, Pet Sematary, American Psycho, Hellraiser and The Evil Dead (to name a few) and features guest vocals from Jacoby Shaddix of Papa Roach, George Fisher of Cannibal Corpse and more.
Stream • Fearless • 2021
THE LUCID – THE LUCID
After teasing something in September called The Lucid on social media, former Megadeth bassist David Ellefson revealed it to be the name of his new band.
The Lucid features Ellefson on bass, Vinnie Dombroski of Sponge on vocals, Drew Fortier on lead guitar, and Mike Heller of Fear Factory on drums.
Stream • SpoilerHead Records • 2021
MELVINS – FIVE LEGGED DOG
Five Legged Dog is the second Melvins release of 2021 after Working with God in February.
“They said it couldn’t be done! Actually, they didn’t say that, but the facts remain. We’ve taken some 30-plus songs that span our entire career and given them the acoustic treatment. There are also some fun cover songs, of course. We’ve covered songs by the Turtles and Brainiac! I think people will be surprised that we can do an acoustic version of a song like ‘Night Goat’ without losing any of the heaviness. We also really worked hard on vocal arrangements. People are going to freak out!” – Melvins drummer, Dale Crover
Stream • Ipecac • 2021
TOM MORELLO – THE ATLAS UNDERGROUND FIRE
Tom Morello‘s collaborative The Atlas Underground Fire finds the Rage/Audioslave guitarist teaming up with the likes of Bring Me the Horizon, Eddie Vedder, Bruce Springsteen and Chris Stapleton.
Stream • Comandante LLC • 2021
STARFLYER 59 – VANITY
As it says right on the album cover, Vanity is “the sixteenth LP” from the Riverside, CA indie rock/shoegazers Starflyer 59.
Stream • Velvet Blue Music • 2021
TWELVE FOOT NINJA – VENGEANCE
Humorous Australian metalheads, Twelve Foot Ninja, have returned with their third album, Vengeance. It’s their first new album since 2016’s Outlier, and their first new music since last year’s cover of Huey Lewis & The News‘ “Stuck With You”.
Stream • Volkanik • 2021