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Alice In Chains Vinyl'
Alice in Chains, one of the darkest bands to emerge from Seattle in the early 90's. Their 1992 album 'Dirt' was a milestone in the grunge-genre. Tuned down guitars with massive gloomy vocals courtesy of guitarist Jerry Cantrell and enigmatic vocalist Layne Staley proved a killer combination.
'Dirt' is one of those masterpieces that wasn't meant to be, as it was written while the band was on tour only to let their demons out.
After extensive tours with Ozzy Osbourne and Van Halen the album ended in the top 10 of Billboard. The album closes with the superb grunge anthem Would? which was also featured in the movie Singles
Unfortunately singer Layne Staley died of a drug overdose in 2002 which ended the band abruptly.
Alice in Chains returned to the forefront with a new album and singer in 2009. At the same time we offer the original and groundbreaking sound of Alice in Chains's Dirt on 180 grams audiophile vinyl.1. Them Bones
2. Dam That River
3. Rain When I Die
4. Down In A Hole
9. God Smack
10. Iron Man
11. Hate To Feel
12. Angry Chair
13. Would?$39.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Jar Of Flies / SapImport
Music On Vinyl reissued ALICE IN CHAINS album DIRT.
Chronologically, that album fits right in between the two discs in this limited vinyl package, which
combines the JAR OF FLIES and SAP EPs.
SAP was originally released early 1992, half a year before DIRT came out. It features guest
appearances by Ann Wilson (Heart), Mark Arm (Mudhoney) and Chris Cornell (Soundgarden).
JAR OF FLIES was released in January 1994 and shows a side of the band that was unknown until then:
predominately acoustic songs and the use of instruments like the harmonica and a talk-box.LP 1
1. Rotten Apple
3. I Stay Away
4. No Excuses
5. Whale & Wasp
6. Don't Follow
7. Swing On This
2. Got Me Wrong
3. Right Turn
4. Am I Inside
5. Love Song
(Side D - Etch)$44.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
In 1996 Alice In Chains performed their first show in three years for MTV Unplugged. Unfortunately, it also turned out to be one of the last ones they would ever do, as lead singer Layne Staley's drug addiction was already getting the better of him. Visibly frail, he and band members Jerry Cantrell, Mike Inez and Sean Kinney still out-performed many of the other acts that crept in front of MTV's camera, making this one of the most legendary performances of the series. The band perform songs from both Facelift and Dirt albums as well as their critically acclaimed E.P. Jar Of Flies, creating new and exciting arrangements for their heavier songs while reinventing others. The tension and excitement in the audience is palpable throughout the entire show, and it makes this a fantastic record of the greatness of Alice In Chains.1. Nutshell
3. No Excuses
4. Sludge Factory
5. Down In a Hole
6. Angry Chair
8. Got Me Wrong
9. Heaven Beside You
12. Over Now
13. Killer Is Me$44.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
180-Gram Audiophile Vinyl
First Pressing Of 1,500 Numbered Copies On Transparent Green Vinyl, Black Vinyl Thereafter
Founding Member Of Alice In Chains
Band Includes Drummer Mike Bordin (Faith No More) And Bassist Robert Trujillo (Metallica, Suicidal Tendencies, Ozzy Osbourne)
Including Anger Rising And Angel Eyes
First Time On Vinyl
Jerry Cantrell is an American musician who is best known as the lead guitarist, co-lead vocalist and main songwriter for the rock band Alice in Chains. He also has a solo career and released the albums Boggy Depot in 1998 and Degradation Trip in 2002.
Cantrell noted in an interview that he was raised on country music as a youth and that he admires the emotion conveyed in the genre. However, hard rock music caught his interest predominantly, and he bought his first guitar in his mid-teens. It would not be until the age of 17 that he began seriously playing the instrument. Cantrell would later cite guitarists such as Ace Frehley, Tony Iommi, Angus Young, Jimmy Page, and Eddie Van Halen as major influences. Cantrell's career outside Alice in Chains has not only consisted of two solo albums, but also many appearances with other musicians and on film soundtracks.
Degradation Trip is the second and to date, final solo album by Jerry Cantrell, originally released in 2002. On the album, Cantrell enlisted drummer Mike Bordin (Faith No More) and bassist Robert Trujillo (Suicidal Tendencies, Ozzy Osbourne). The album was dedicated to Alice in Chains lead singer Layne Staley, who died two months before the album's release. Degradation Trip featured two singles and was well received by critics, faring better than Cantrell's solo debut and bearing strong resemblance to his work in Alice in Chains.
A hallmark of Cantrell's style, many unorthodox rhythms and time signatures are exhibited throughout the album as well as heavy use of wah-wah guitar effect and choir-like vocal harmonies.
The album's grungy heaviness is balanced, however, by moody acoustic ballads such as the somber Angel Eyes. Serene, tangy guitar riffs featured in the likes of Gone elude more to Cantrell's Southern roots.LP 1
1. Psychotic Break
2. Bargain Basement Howard Hughes
3. Anger Rising
4. Angel Eyes
6. Mother's Spinning In Her Grave (Glass Dick Jones)
1. Give It A Name
3. She Was My Girl
4. Chemical Tribe
6. Locked On
7. Gone$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Singles (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Deluxe)A Newly Expanded And Remastered Edition In Celebration Of The Film's 25th Anniversary
2xLP Vinyl Package Containing Bonus CD Of Rarities And Unreleased Tracks
Newly Released Bonus CD Features Previously Unreleased Recordings By Chris Cornell, Mike Mccready, Mudhoney, And Paul Westerberg In Addition To Rarities Such As Cornell's 1992 EP Poncier
Includes Liner Notes And A Track-By-Track Description Of The Album's Music Written Especially For This Collection By Cameron Crowe, The Screenwriter And Director Of "Singles"
Epic Soundtrax and Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, will celebrate the 25th anniversary of Cameron Crowe's groundbreaking romantic comedy, "Singles," with the release of a newly expanded and remastered edition of the Singles: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack album.
The 2xLP edition features the album's original 13 tracks newly mastered and freshly pressed across four sides of collectible 12 vinyl. The bonus CD of rarities and unreleased tracks is included as a special insert in the 2xLP 12 vinyl package.
The newly released bonus CD features previously unreleased recordings by Chris Cornell, Mike McCready, Mudhoney, and Paul Westerberg in addition to rarities such as Cornell's 1992 EP Poncier (debuting an early rendition of "Spoonman") and tracks from the film not included on the best-selling soundtrack album first released on June 30, 1992. The success of "Singles" helped establish a then-emerging new generation of rock artists-including 2017 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains and Soundgarden-as musical forces to be reckoned with.
The expanded edition of the "Singles" soundtrack includes, for the first time on CD, "Touch Me I'm Dick," the signature track from "Singles" performed by Citizen Dick (a fictional band created for the film featuring frontman Matt Dillon backed by Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament).
The new Epic Soundtrax/Legacy Recordings edition of the Singles: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack includes liner notes-and a track-by-track description of the album's music-written for especially for this collection by Cameron Crowe, the screenwriter and director of "Singles." The newly expanded edition of the film's soundtrack is produced by Danny Bramson and Cameron Crowe and mastered by Mike Piacentini at Battery Studios, New York.
Set in Seattle at the beginning of the 1990s, Crowe's film featured music by relatively obscure (at that time) bands like Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains and Soundgarden, providing an introduction to an emerging grunge rock music scene for a welcoming mainstream audience. The film became a cult classic while the soundtrack achieved RIAA double platinum status in the US.
A romantic comedy capturing the zeitgeist of an era, "Singles" helped define the look, sound, attitude and style of Generation X with a fresh-faced ensemble cast featuring Bridget Fonda, Campbell Scott, Kyra Sedgwick, Matt Dillon, Bill Pullman, Sheila Kelly, Jim True-Frost, James LeGros, Ally Walker, Jeremy Piven, Eric Stoltz, Tim Burton and more.
Crowe's groundbreaking film chronicling the lives of Seattle's twentysomethings touched a nerve in the culture while the movie's best-selling soundtrack-with tracks from new artists and classic rockers-provided a critical overview of the roots of grunge and the essential contributions of Seattle rock. Alongside new songs like Alice In Chains' "Would?" and Pearl Jam's "Breath" and "State of Love and Trust" stood the Jimi Hendrix Experience's "May This Be Love" and a breathtaking cover of Led Zeppelin's "The Battle of Evermore" performed by The Lovemongers (a musical side project created by Heart's Ann Wilson and Nancy Wilson).
The first edition of the Singles: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack was originally released on June 30, 1992 and became a chart-topping best-seller three months prior to the theatrical release of the film. The soundtrack included music from key bands from the Seattle music scene-including Alice In Chains, Pearl Jam and Soundgarden-while Paul Westerberg, in his first solo recordings outside The Replacements-contributed two songs and provided the score for the film. Smashing Pumpkins were also featured on the soundtrack with the song "Drown."
"The album itself was always designed to be sort of an anti-soundtrack, more like a souvenir and a simple mix-tape of some of Seattle's finest," said Cameron Crowe. "It really is and was a tribute to those hard-working bands that welcomed me to their city with open arms, and the music so many still love so much. Anyway, here we are now revisiting 'Singles,' the film, as well as the soundtrack you hold in your hands, expanded with a special tip of the hat to the fans of the original release. Included are unreleased and raw elements that helped shape the experience of making the movie back in 1991. Hope you enjoy the trip back as much as I did - Viva Seattle!"
25 years ago, the film "Singles" and its soundtrack worked together to bring the underground Seattle music scene to the forefront of mainstream consciousness. The album was among the first top-selling movie soundtracks of the 1990s to showcase new material from emerging contemporary bands. The expanded edition of Singles: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is cause to celebrate anew the radical rock sounds that radiated out of the American Northwest a quarter century ago and changed pop music forever.LP 1
1. Would? - Alice In Chains
2. Breath - Pearl Jam
3. Seasons - Chris Cornell
4. Dyslexic Heart - Paul Westerberg
5. Battle Of Evermore - The Lovemongers
6. Chloe Dancer/Crown Of Thorns - Mother Love Bone
1. Birth Ritual - Soundgarden
2. State of Love And Trust - Pearl Jam
3. Overblown - Mudhoney
4. Waiting For Somebody - Paul Westerberg
5. May This Be Love - The Jimi Hendrix Experience
6. Nearly Lost You - Screaming Trees
7. Drown - Smashing Pumpkins
1. Touch Me I'm Dick - Citizen Dick (first time on CD)
2. Nowhere But You - Chris Cornell (Poncier)
3. Spoon Man - Chris Cornell (Poncier)
4. Flutter Girl - Chris Cornell (Poncier)
5. Missing - Chris Cornell (Poncier) (first time on CD)
6. Would? (live) - Alice In Chains (first time on CD)
7. It Ain't Like That (live) - Alice In Chains (first time on CD)
8. Birth Ritual (live) - Soundgarden (first time on CD)
9. Dyslexic Heart (acoustic) - Paul Westerberg (first time on CD)
10. Waiting For Somebody (score acoustic) - Paul Westerberg (previously unreleased)
11. Overblown (demo) - Mudhoney (previously unreleased)
12. Heart and Lungs - Truly
13. Six Foot Under - Blood Circus
14. Singles Blues 1 - Mike McCready (previously unreleased)
15. Blue Heart - Paul Westerberg (previously unreleased)
16. Lost In Emily's Words - Paul Westerberg (previously unreleased)
17. Ferry Boat #3 - Chris Cornell (previously unreleased)
18. Score Piece #4 - Chris Cornell (previously unreleased)$29.99Vinyl LP + CD - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
UNIM-VIR-5918xAlice In Chains
Black Gives Way To BlueThe new Alice In Chains album Black Gives Way To Blue is the sound of a new beginning of a legendary band returning to life. Right from the albums powerful and deeply meaningful opener All Secrets Known through its redemptive closing title track, Black Gives Way To Blue, the first new Alice In Chains album in more than 14 years, is not just another rock reunion, but something far more inspiring.
Alice In Chains always was and always will be very much a band. So after taking a more than respectful break to mourn the loss of their brother and band mate Layne Staley, the surviving members of Alice In Chains, Jerry Cantrell, drummer Sean Kinney and bassist Mike Inez, gradually began to make music again. The band came together for the first time in 2005 to take part in a benefit for the victims of the tsunami in Indonesia.
The following year, Cantrell, Kinney and Inez decided that the time was right for Alice In Chains to reclaim its legacy again on tour. They did so with the help of a new guitarist and vocalist William DuVall, a gifted singer and player in his own right from Atlanta who previously worked with Neon Christ, Comes with the Fall, and as part of Jerry Cantrells touring band. As live audiences discovered, DuVall brings a sound and stage presence all his own. Yet when DuVall and Cantrell blend their voices, as Cantrell and Staley did so often, there could be little doubt that the spirit of Alice In Chains was once again alive and well.
Black Gives Way To Blue is the next step for a group that over the course of their career earned multiple Grammy nominations and sold more than 19 million albums worldwide and achieved 11 Top Ten singles. At the same time, the album offers the full, bracing impact of Alice In Chains, a band that kept heavy rock exciting at the dawn of the '90s and helped set the stage for an even grungier Seattle sound still clearly firing on all cylinders.
Recording on Black Gives Way To Blue began in October of 2008 at Dave Grohls Studio 606 in Northridge and finished at Henson Studios in Hollywood. The band produced the album with Nick Raskulinecz, whose past credits include Foo Fighters and Rush. Black Gives Way To Blue combines some classic Alice In Chains textures with a renewed sense of energy and possibility, from the epic and fantastically electric rocker A Looking In View to the exquisite and romantic ballad Your Decision to the albums stunning first single Check My Brain, a throbbing rocker in which a band associated with the Pacific Northwest makes a wry and witty observation on working and living in California.
Through Black Gives Way To Blue, there is a deep sense of the unique life that this band has lived, of Lesson Learned, to borrow the title of another standout track. In the end, the album offers a kind of shared group autobiography by a band that has survived so much. Together, they are in a way Last Of My Kind, to use the title of another album highlight penned by Jerry Cantrell, long a dominant songwriter within Alice In Chains, with lyrics from DuVall. Imitations are pale, DuVall and Cantrell sing together on Black Gives Way To Blue, a brand new Alice In Chains classic that really has it all; the brooding hurt, the brute force and the beautiful introspection.1. All Secrets Known
2. Check My Brain
3. Last Of My Kind
4. Your Decision
5. A Looking In View
6. When The Sun Rose Again
7. Acid Bubble
8. Lessons Learned
9. Take Her Out
10. Private Hell
11. Black Gives Way To Blue$34.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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2112 (40th Anniversary) (On Sale)40th Anniversary Edition
3x 200 Gram Vinyl (Including Original Album With 2015 Abbey Road Remaster)
Bonus Tracks With Live Archive Outtakes From Massey Hall 1976 & Newly Recorded Covers By Dave Grohl,
Taylor Hawkins, Nick Raskulinecz, Billy Talent, Steven Wilson, Alice In Chains, & Jacob Moon
Includes Starman Turntable Mat
Red Star + Circuit Board Vinyl Image Etching On Side Six
Features New Artwork By Hugh Syme
Liner Notes By Rob Bowman
The 40th Anniversary edition of Rush's classic 1976 LP, 2112. Pressed 3x 200 Gram Vinyl (Including Original Album With 2015 Abbey Road Remaster) with bonus tracks including live archive outtakes from Massey Hall, 1976 & newly recorded covers by Dave Grohl,
Taylor Hawkins, Nick Raskulinecz, Billy Talent, Steven Wilson, Alice In Chains, & Jacob Moon. Includes Starman turntable mat and Red Star + Circuit Board vinyl image etching on side six. Featuring new artwork by Hugh Syme & liner notes by Rob Bowman.
This title is not eligible for further discount.LP 1: Original Album
2. The Temples Of Syrinx
5. Oracle: The Dream
7. Grand Finale
8. A Passage To Bangkok
9. The Twilight Zone
12. Something For Nothing
LP 2: Covers & Bonus Tracks
1. Solar Federation
2. Overture (Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins & Nick Raskulinecz)
3. A Passage To Bangkok (Billy Talent)
4. The Twilight Zone (Steven Wilson)
5. Tears (Alice In Chains)
6. Something For Nothing (Jacob Moon)
7. 2112 (Live At Massey Hall 1976 Outtake)
LP 3: More Bonus Tracks (Red Star + Circuit Board Vinyl Image Etching on Side Six)
1. Something For Nothing (Live At Massey Hall 1976 Outtake)
2. The Twilight Zone (Live 1977 Contraband)
3. 2112 Radio Ad$79.99 $32.37 Save $47.62 (60%)200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 3 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Clerks (20th Anniversary Soundtrack)Clear With Black Smoke (Limited To 1500)
Available On Vinyl For The First Time
Mastered For Vinyl And Lacquers Created By Stan Ricker
Gatefold Jacket And D Side Etching
To celebrate Clerks 20th anniversary the soundtrack will be pressed to vinyl for the first time ever! Clerks is the 1994 soundtrack album to the film of the same name. The original soundtrack's mix of dialogue from the movie (''I'm not even supposed to be here today!'') and tunes by some of the leading groups of the alternative era will now play out across three sides of two LPs - the final side will contain an etching. The soundtrack features songs by Alice in Chains, Girls Against Boys, the Jesus Lizard, Bad Religion, Soul Asylum, Corrosion of Conformity, Stabbing Westward and more. It also features songs by Love Among Freaks, friends of Smith's who visit the convenience store in the movie and who scored the original soundtrack for the movie.
Famously, the cost of licensing the songs on the soundtrack cost more than the film cost to make. The movie helped make Alice in Chains' 1992 Sap EP tune ''Got Me Wrong'' a hit, and the Kevin Smith-directed clip for Soul Asylum's ''Can't Even Tell,'' which closes out the movie, propelled it to Number 16 on Billboard's Alternative Songs chart.LP1 - Side A
1. Dialogue - Dante's Lament
2. Love Among Freaks - Clerks
3. Girls Against Boys - Kill The Sex Player
4. Dialogue - No Time For Love, Dr. Jones
5. Alice In Chains - Got Me Wrong
6. Dialogue - Randal & Dante On Sex
7. Bash & Pop - Making Me Sick
LP1 - Side B
1. Dialogue - A Bunch Of Muppets
2. Supernova - Chewbacca
3. The Jesus Lizard - Panic In Cicero
4. Golden Smog - Shooting Star
5. Bad Religion - Leaders And Followers
6. Dialogue - I Like To Expand My Horizons
LP2 - Side C
1. Stabbing Westward - Violent Mood Swings (Thread Mix)
2. Love Among Freaks - Berserker
3. Corrosion Of Conformity - Big Problems
4. Seaweed - Go Your Own Way
5. Dialogue - Social Event Of The Season
6. Soul Asylum - Can't Even Tell
7. Dialogue - Jay's Chant
LP2 - Side D
Etched$35.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Buy Now
In Cool BloodChain & the Gang are singers Ian Svenonius, Katie Alice Greer, and other musicians including Brett Lyman (M'Lady's records), Fiona Campbell (Coasting, Vivian Girls), Chris Sutton Hornet Leg), Madison Farmer (Coasting), and Fred Thomas (Swim Suit, Saturday Looks Good To Me).
Chain & the Gang have grown up in the crevices and the cracks of society, not due to the hi-octane nurturing of main-stream media and corporate wizards, but in spite of them. They make their version of call and answer rock 'n' roll to fill a yawning chasm in music where fun, personality, charm, and content fit in.
With songs like Surprise Party, Heavy Breathing and Certain Kinds of Trash, Chain & the Gang's punk spirit is as natural as falling off a log, and emits the pure expression of a feral child with finger paint. The record is called In Cool Blood because Chain & the Gang are premeditatedly burying all bogus elements with a dirt heap of sonic primitivitism and verbal ingenuity.1. Hunting For Love
2. Certain Kinds of Trash
3. Free Will
4. 'Nuff Said
5. Surprise Party
6. I'm Not Interested (In Being Interested) Pt. I
7. I'm Not Interested (In Being Interested) Pt. II
8. Where Does All The Time Go?
9. (Living In The) Panther's Cage
10. Heavy Breathing
11. You Better Find Something To Do
12. If I Only Had A Brain
13. In Cool Blood$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Live At The MoorePearl Jam + Alice In Chains + Screaming Trees = Mad Season
First Time On Vinyl
2 LP Set Features Live Versions Of "River Of Deceit," "Wake Up" And A Blistering Cover Of John Lennon's I Don't Wanna Be A Soldier And More
First time vinyl release commemorates the 20th anniversary of the final performance (April 29, 1995) of the Seattle-based grunge rock supergroup Mad Season. Mad Season was an American rock supergroup formed in Seattle, Washington in 1994 by members of three popular Seattle-based bands: Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam and Screaming Trees. Mad Season released only one album, Above, and is best known for the single River of Deceit.LP1
1. Wake Up
2. Lifeless Dead
3. Artificial Red
4. River Of Deceit
5. I Don't Wanna Be A Soldier
6. Long Gone Day
1. I'm Above
2. I Don't Know Anything
3. X-Ray Mind
4. All Alone
5. November Hotel$34.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Freakshow: California Broadcasts 1990 & 1992Deluxe LP Featuring AIC's Performances At The La Reina Sheraton Hotel in L.A. On September 15th, 1990 & The Hollywood Palladium On December 15th, 1992
This deluxe LP release contains two complete Alice In Chains shows, one apiece from the tours supporting the group's first and second records, often considered two of the most important albums in modern American alternative rock. The first is taken from a performance at The La Reina Sheraton Hotel in L.A. on 15th September 1990, shortly after the release of Facelift, while the second was captured at The Hollywood Palladium on 15th December 1992, hot on the heels of their Dirt album. Broadcast over local FM radio at the highest possible audio quality, and featuring such classics as 'Man In The Box', 'Sea Of Sorrow', 'We Die Young' and 'Would?', this collection will not only be a welcome addition for the Alice In Chains faithful, but equally a fascinating insight into the golden years of the grunge movement itself...LP 1
1. It Ain't Like That
2. Man in the Box
3. Sea of Sorrow
4. Real Thing
5. Bleed the Freak
6. Put You Down
8. We Die Young
2. It Ain't Like That
3. Put You Down
6. We Die Young
7. Real Thing
8. Sea of Sorrow
9. Bleed the Freak$37.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
After releasing three albums with Greg Ginn's underground label SST, Screaming Trees broke through in 1991 with Uncle Anesthesia on major label Epic. The band, fronted by Mark Lanegan (who would go on to collaborate solo with band members of Nirvana, Queens Of The Stone Age, Guns 'N Roses and Foo Fighters) is known for its raw psychedelic, whiskey voiced garage rock. This harder edge set the band apart from Seattle grunge contemporaries Alice In Chains and Soundgarden, gaining a loyal fanbase in the process. Uncle Anesthesia is produced by Chris Cornell (Soundgarden, Audioslave) and metal producer Terry Date, known for his recordings of Pantera, Prong, Overkill and White Zombie.1. Beyond This Horizon
2. Bed Of Roses
3. Uncle Anesthesia
4. Story Of Her Fate
5. Caught Between
6. Lay Your Head Down
7. Before We Arise
8. Something About Today
9. Alice Said
10. Time For Light
12. Ocean Of Confusion
13. Closer$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Above & Down BelowAeges second full length album, Above & Down Below, sees them galloping confidently over any notion of a sophomore slump. Expanding upon the foundation of the sound that already drew influence from the 90s post-hardcore era, the new record mixes that same heavy edge of Quicksand with the more melodic heavy rock sheen of Soundgarden, Alice In Chains and Queens of the Stone Age. The album was mixed and mastered by Matt Hyde (Deftones, Slayer, Behemoth) at his home studio. Casey Howard (Mastodon, Deftones, The Mars Volta) handled the art direction, design and layout for the album.1. Echoes
2. The Hunter
6. My Last Words
10. The Line
11. Wasted Time
12. As I Grow Old$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
ADAD-SOC-6219xSian Alice Group
The title of their debut comes from its running time. It's an epic record that showcases the talent, range, and ambition of this young group, taking in elements of various genres and making them their own. Sian Alice Group's more classical inclinations show their willingness to tread their own path. Comparisons can be made to Arthur Russell, Angelo Badalamenti, and Steve Reich. The album features contributions from Douglas Hart (Jesus & Mary Chain), John Coxon (Spiritualized, Spring Heel Jack), and Brian DeGraw (Gang Gang Dance). Beautiful, lush, dreamy and ethereal, but there's a dark, rainy spookiness at its core that sets it apart from so many experimental groups out there - Vice.1. As the Morning Light
2. Way Down to Heaven
3. Interlude 7'35'
6. Interlude 19'39''
8. Days of Grace III
10. Interlude 36'52''
13. Interlude 46'52''
15. Larsen B
16. Complete Affection$19.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
AbovePearl Jam + Alice In Chains + Screaming Trees = Mad Season. Includes 3 songs from mythical unfinished second album with NEWLY RECORDED vocals by Mark Lanegan.
Previously unreleased instrumental Interlude, Remixed version of John Lennon cover I Don't Wanna Be A Soldier, 180 Gram, 2LP gatefold
Think of the one-shot Seattle supergroup Mad Season as the grunge version of sober living. Guitarist Mike McCready, best known as the main six-string slinger in Pearl Jam, met bassist John Baker Saunders while in rehab, and the two paired with Screaming Trees' drummer Barrett Martin and Alice in Chains vocalist Layne Staley, partially in hopes of steering the singer onto the path of the straight and narrow. Ultimately, the plan didn't pan out, but for a brief while, the quartet -- who adopted the name Mad Season -- did have their moment of clarity, captured on the 1995 album Above. There was a single issued to modern rock radio -- River of Deceit -- but this record downplayed easy hooks and melody in favor of churning introspection and slow vamps that occasionally flirt with blues (the never-ending 12-bar Artificial Red, balanced by the distorto riffs of I Don't Everything), but usually conjure nothing more than the dank sludge of Seattle. Mad Season aren't quite mired in the darkest areas of grunge -- they're clever enough to let a saxophonist lend color to Long Gone Day -- but the lack of melodicism is a bit of a drag over the long haul, turning Above into a bit of heavy mood music. In a sense, it's the id of Seattle run rampant: all the bands involved, outside of Saunders' Walkabouts and Martin's Trees (who were nevertheless considerably more popular than Saunders' group), enjoyed commercial success in 1995, so they could have gotten away with anything and, in a sense, they did, as a major-label actually released this turgid bit of soul-baring heavy rock. McCready gets plenty of room for his elliptical guitar, the players has space to dig into their minor-key vamps, Staley essays his only set of completely original lyrics, but the whole thing feels kind of inert and indulgent, which may be appropriate for a band treating rock & roll as therapy.
-All Music GuideLP1
1. Wake Up
2. X-Ray Mind
3. River Of Deceit
4. I'm Above
5. Artificial Red
6. Lifeless Dead
7. I Don't Know Anything
1. Long Gone Day
2. November Hotel
3. All Alone
6. Black Book Of Fear*
7. Slip Away*
8. I Don't Want To Be A Soldier (Remix)
*Previously unreleased$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
And Hell Will Follow MeIncludes CD
A Pale Horse Named Death is the brainchild of Brooklyn, NY native Sal Abruscato, and sounds like Alice in Chains mysteriously sneaking up behind Type O Negative with a butcher knife while being filmed for a future episode of Law & Order. Sals partner in crime on And Hell Will Follow Me is Matt Brown, sound engineer extraordinaire and guitarist of fellow NY band Seventh Void.
The chemistry between me and Matt is unique and flawless, very rare in todays music. We are the murdering evil version of Lennon and McCartney. says Abruscato. Brown adds, Sal asked me if I would help to take these songs to the next level. I took on this project for my friend, to find some closure in rough times. The music is just an extension of our friendship and our passion for creativity.
The album artwork was done by Sam Shearon aka Mr. Sam, who has previously done work for Rob Zombie, Fear Factory and Cradle of Filth to name a few, and features a 20 page booklet with artwork for each individual song. Additionally, the Double LP version will feature a never before heard bonus track called Pick Up Truck.
To top that all off, Life of Agonys Keith Caputo lent background vocals to four tracks and Lou Reeds saxophonist Ulrich Krieger guests on Die Alone. Bobby Hambel from Biohazard, who also plays with the band live, played the guitar leads on three tunes.1. And Hell Will Follow Me
2. As Black As My Heart
3. To Die In Your Arms
4. Heroin Train
5. Devil in The Closet
6. Cracks in the Walls
7. Bad Dream
8. Bath In My Blood (Schizophrenia In Me)
9. Pill Head
10. Meet The Wolf
11. Serial Killer
12. Pickup Truck (Bonus Track)
13. When Crows Descend Upon You
14. Die Alone$22.99Vinyl LP - 2LPs Sealed Buy Now
URPD-SMA-134xMother of God
Anthropos''Woke up at dawn and felt a presence, nature spirits, observing me. Looked out through the window. Black shape. I went to the nearby forest and the journey had begun.Without a direct way, I went through the woods and crossed mountains. Suddenly elated by light, I was under the raven's wings. Numb. Awakened by a thud and the silhouettes of the three. Embrace. The circle was complete.'' -- Mother of God
Born in 2008 and raised on rock in Morgårdshammar, Sweden, the four-piece Mother of God cast off a lot of the retro '70s mentality of their countrymen in favor of a more modern approach.Well, 20 years more modern, anyway. Mother of God no doubt have some appreciation for the finer things in '70s rock - there are beards to prove it - but musically they incorporate influences from grunge and the heavy grooves of the early '90s. Bands like Soundgarden and Alice in Chains mesh their downtrodden grunge melodies alongside classic inspiration drawn from Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin.
These might sound like familiar elements - at least the names ring out - but Mother of God bring their own emotional spin to their Small Stone debut, Anthropos, and never quite cooperate with what you think they'll do next. The band has released two prior EPs - 2011's Forging a New Path and their debut - and they recorded and mixed Anthropos in BorlÄnge with Erik Nerback, Chris Goosman mastered, and Sanna Albenius, Robin Gnista and Alexander von Wieding provided art and layout design.
In addition to festival appearances at Getaway Rock, Wacken Open Air in Germany and Peace & Love, Mother of God have shared the stage with YOB, Dozer, Graveyard, Imperial State Electric and more, and they'll look to continue their live domination in Scandinavia and beyond in support of Anthropos, shoving their eclectic sound and undeniable hooks right in the faces of everyone who thinks they know what heavy rock should sound like.1. 2 3 0
3. The Forest
4. Aim For The Sun
6. To Live
9. Something From Below
10. R. McCord
11. Lucy$19.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
(how to live) AS GHOSTSSometimes when band members reunite, it's as if no time has passed and nothing has changed. That couldn't be further from the truth for 10 Years. And, that's a good thing. When guitarist/drummer Brian Vodinh and guitarist Matt Wantland returned to the Knoxville, Tennessee alt-metal/post-grunge band for their eighth album and Mascot Records debut, (how to live) AS GHOSTS, they burst through their comfort zones to create something new. Something better. Something career-defining. The 8th release is the most dynamic and multi-dimensional record to date from Knoxville's alternative rock band. Produced by Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Korn, Deftones, Mastodon, Alice In Chains).1. The Messenger
6. Blood Red Sky
10. Lucky You
11. Insomnia$21.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
You Can't Stop MeMany of the greatest works of art throughout history were
fashioned from grief, anger and overwhelming despair descending on its creators in the aftermath of tragedy and SUICIDE SILENCE's appropriately titled You Can't Stop Me is no exception. Plenty of bands trumpet the idea of strength through adversity, but few have lived it like this one.
Like the once unthinkable creative and commercial reemergence of ALICE IN CHAINS or the classic, legendary and timeless touchstone that is AC/DC's Back in Black, Suicide Silence's fourth album features a new frontman on the heels of earthshaking tragedy. You Can't Stop Me serves as a simultaneous introduction to vocalist Hernan "Eddie" Hermida, as well as a celebration of the brotherhood the band shared with Hermida's fallen predecessor. The group chose the album's title from a collection of lyrics left behind by the late Mitch Lucker, while their formidable revamped sound makes it clear that Suicide Silence's resurrection is complete. Ever since Suicide Silence went public with their plans to continue as a band, they've put all of the emotions from the last two years into these songs. "Inherit the Crown" name checks The Black Crown, as Hermida demands the chance to honor his friend's legacy and carve out a place of his own.
Mark Heylmun and Chris Garza (guitars), Dan Kenny (bass) and Alex Lopez (drums) sound more driven than ever, force-feeding their mashup of death metal, black metal, grind and time-signature bending dissonance into structured, focused and often groove-oriented missives of anger and perseverance. Just as the surviving members of JOY DIVISION were able to remake themselves as NEW ORDER, and as a post-plane crash LYNYRD SKYNYRD was reborn with Johnny Van Zant stepping in for his late brother, You Can't Stop Me is equal parts mournful tribute and statement of renewed purpose.
Death metal legend George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher (CANNIBAL CORPSE) and Greg Puciato (THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, KILLER BE KILLED) make guest appearances, but make no mistake: Suicide Silence is as bonded, as cohesive, as ever. You Can't Stop Me was produced and mixed by Steve Evetts (THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, GLASSJAW, SEPULTURA), the band's longtime friend and collaborator. Evetts was set to begin working with Lucker on new material just days after the singer's passing.
Most bands will declare their most recent album the "best" they've ever done. Suicide Silence have declared You Can't Stop Me as their most impassioned, most committed, and most important release thus far. It's a record they fought, bled, sweated and even cried to make happen.
If a rising heavy metal band can overcome a tragedy this triumphantly, this definitively, this absolutely, then surely there's hope for us all.1. M.A.L.
2. Inherit The Crown
3. Cease To Exist
4. Sacred Words
5. Control (feat. George Corpsegrinder Fisher)
7. You Can't Stop Me
8. Monster Within (feat. Greg Puciato)
9. We Have All Had Enough
10. Ending Is The Beginning
11. Don't Die
12. Ouroboros$20.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Screaming Trees is considered to be one of the Godfathers of Grunge. Although they were one of the best 'Seattle-bands' of the early nineties, they never achieved the commercial success of bands like Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Alice in Chains.
Founded in 1985, the band had to wait till 1992 for their biggest commercial success, the release of 'Sweet Oblivion'. 'Dust' is their seventh and final album originally released in 1996. In contrast to the group's previous recordings that were more influenced by psychedelic rock and punk, 'Dust' is equally influenced by folk and blues, while still retaining a harder-edged sound. After this album The Screaming Trees disbanded.
Lead singer Mark Lanegan started a very successful solo career, working with the likes of Queens of the Stone Age, Greg Dulli (Afghan Wigs), Isobel Campbell (Belle & Sebastian) and UNKLE.Side 1
1. Halo Of Ashes
2. All I Know
3. Look At You
4. Dying Days
5. Make My Mind
1. Sworn And Broken
4. Dime Western
5. Gospel Plow
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Paths To CharonFans of the current 1970's retro rock explosion can add another band to their list of pick-me-ups: Sweden's Skanska Mord are yet another Small Stone signee with a taste for the Nazareths and Atomic Roosters of old.
There is also something of the Seattle psychedelic scene in 'Paths To Charon'. Wah-wahing guitars (think Valis and Screaming Trees) open up the first track 'Dark Caves of Our Mind' on this sophomore record, while Jan Benggtson's bluesy howl owes a bit to the vocal work of Alice in Chains' Layne Staley and Soundgarden's Chris Cornell.
The band's lyrics range from the traditional doom'n'gloom of metal's pioneers, with tunes like the plodding 'A Black Day' making no bones about the terrible state of things, while 'Lords of Space and Time' and 'Alien Encounter' take the listener on excursions elsewhere. 'Laggasen' eases things back a bit for its intro, with some tootling keyboards parting briefly for some harder-edged guitar work.
Folks with Graveyard, Horisont and Kadavar on their playlist should check them out.
- Andrew Carver
Pennyblackmusic (UK) - March 27th, 20131. Dark Caves Of Our Mind
3. A Black Day
4. Lord of Space and Time
5. The Flood
7. The Ambas Sadeur
8. Alien Encounter
9. Rising$19.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
OVSE-MOV-1674xLife Of Agony
Soul Searching SunImport
Available On Vinyl For The First Time!
First Pressing Of 1500 Numbered Copies On Orange/Yellow Mixed Vinyl
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In the early '90s, Life of Agony was a straight-up Hardcore Metal band. They built up a loyal following with their debut River Runs Red, by incessant touring and word of mouth, with little MTV or radio airplay. On their second album, 1995's Ugly, the band chose a different musical path - they melded their Hardcore with the melodic Alternative Rock of Stone Temple Pilots and Alice In Chains.
Longtime fans or the record-buying public were mildly aroused, and the group was now faced with a new dilemma; should they stay true to their newly decided musical direction, or conform to their fans' expectations of what Life of Agony's music should sound like? The group chose to stick to their guns and do what their hearts told them to on Soul Searching Sun.
New drummer Dan Richardson (ex-Pro-Pain) fits the band perfectly, able to handle their musical schizophrenia with no problem.1. Hope
3. Gently Sentimental
5. My Mind Is Dangerous
7. Lead You Astray
8. Heroin Dreams
10. Angry Tree
11. Hemophiliac In Me
13. Whispers$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Broken LinesWith 5 Grammy nominations and 2 wins; Golden Gods, Kerrang! And VH1 awards; headlining slots in many major festivals and countless Top 10 albums and singles, the members of Giraffe Tongue Orchestra are ready to re-write the rules of the successful rock 'super-group.' Comprised of William DuVall of Alice In Chains, Ben Weinman of Dillinger Escape Plan, Brent Hinds of Mastodon, Pete Griffin of Dethklok and Thomas Pridgen of The Mars Volta, Giraffe Tongue Orchestra has created an album akin to classic cinema. Their innovative debut record, BROKEN LINES, is being released through Party Smasher Inc / Cooking Vinyl. The name itself represents strength and ingenuity per guitarist, Brent Hinds, "During the time Mastodon was there for Soundwave, I was at the zoo in Sydney, Australia and was checking out the giraffes. They are amazing animals - one just grabbed a bunch of bananas from my hand with its tongue and peeled them with it as well - by the time the bananas got to its mouth, they were ready to be eaten. I saw Ben who was at Soundwave too and said 'Man I think I found the name for our band,' and told him the story." Ben adds "That giraffe made it happen like us, he figured it out."1. Honey from a Knife
2. Elemental Light
3. The Wolf
4. Life > Death
5. For The Animals
7. Wilderness Now
9. A Pale Horse
10. This Night In The City Forever$20.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
EvanescenceThe self-titled, third studio release from Evanescence, produced by Grammy-winning Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Alice in Chains, Rush), contains the hard-driving anthems and introspective ballads the hard rock group has mastered since their breakout debut in 2003. The 12 tracks demonstrate the growth of the band's writing style and lyrical content.
Frontwoman Amy Lee says, It's about freedom, when describing the album's first single, the hard-charging,What You Want. Other songs include Lost in Paradise, which Lee calls, The most intimate song on the album and My Heart is Broken, a track driven by Lee's signature lyrics and piano playing.
Backed by the heavy guitar sound of Terry Balsamo and pounding drums of Will Hunt, the new album is powerful and aggressive. We've been working on this music for a very long time and seeing it all finally come together is a really amazing feeling. Lee continues, This album is about us and also our fans. We re combining the best of Evanescence with some new attitude and we're just dying to share it.1. What You Want
2. Made of Stone
3. The Change
4. My Heart Is Broken
5. The Other Side
6. Erase This
7. Lost in Paradise
9. End of the Dream
11. Never Go Back
12. Swimming Home$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now