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Failure Face '93 - '96 DiscographyFrom Florida, Failure Face existed from '93 - '96. They played in-your-face and down-your-throat hardcore. Fueled by the sounds of punk rock inspired hardcore that moves along as a guide to original hardcore music. Fast, combined with catchy elements and negative lyrics to get you angry about the state of the world around you - this is a statement of early 90's hardcore. With sound elements of INFEST, Failure Face proudly makes it's claim on the hardcore map.Life
All Pain No Gain
Get To Know Me!
King Of Shit
Tied Down$11.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Face To Face (Awaiting Repress)Remastered
Includes Bonus Tracks From The Original Recording Session
Face to Face is the 1996 self-titled third studio album by the California punk band Face to Face. The original release on A&M Records sold 300,000 copies but has remained out of print ever since. This remastered reissue via Fat Wreck Chords presents the original album along with bonus tracks from the original recording session.1. Resignation
2. Walk the Walk
5. I Won't Lie Down
6. Can't Change the World
8. Everything's Your Fault
9. Take it Back
11. Put You in Your Place
13. Paint it Black*
14. Please Let Me Get What I Want*
*Bonus tracks$15.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Face To FaceIn celebration of the 50th Anniversary of The Kinks. Black vinyl reissue of the 4th LP from The Kinks. Originally released in 1966, reached #135 US & #12 UK Album Charts. Includes "Sunny Afternoon" (#14 US / #1 UK)1. Party Line
2. Rosie Won't You Please Come Home
4. Too Much on My Mind
5. Session Man
6. Rainy Day in June
7. House in the Country
8. Holiday in Waikiki
9. Most Exclusive Residence for Sale
11. Little Miss Queen of Darkness
12. You're Lookin' Fine
13. Sunday Afternoon
14. I'll Remember$23.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Blank FaceBlank Face LP is Schoolboy Q's fourth studio album and the follow-up to his major label debut, Oxymoron. Blank Face includes the singles "THat Part," which features Kanye West, and "Groovy Tony."LP 1
2. Lord Have Mercy
3. THat Part (feat. Kanye West)
4. Groovy Tony/Eddie Kane (feat. Jadakiss)
5. Kno Ya Wrong (feat. Lance Skiiiwalker)
6. Ride Out (feat. Vince Staples)
7. WHateva U Want (feat. Candice Pillay)
8. By Any Means
9. Dope Dealer (feat. E-40)
1. JoHn Muir
2. Big Body (feat. Tha Dogg Pound)
3. Neva CHange (feat. SZA)
4. Str8 Ballin
5. Black THougHts
6. Blank Face (feat. Anderson .Paak)
7. Overtime (feat. Miguel and Justine Skye)
8. Tookie Knows II (feat. Traffic & TF)$29.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Face ValuePhil Collins Take A Look At Me Now Retrospective Reissue Campaign release
Remastered by Nick Davis
Initially released shortly after Collins' 30th birthday, Face Value was propelled to international multi-Platinum status with the help of the smash hit single In The Air Tonight. Other notable tracks on the album include the follow-up singles I Missed Again and If Leaving Me Is Easy, as well as Behind The Lines which was written with Collins' Genesis colleagues Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford.
The career of Phil Collins is one that, by any measure, stands among the most creative, prolific, and impressive in the history of modern music. It is a career that really has been many careers - musician, singer, composer, producer, actor - from art rock beginnings to pop stardom, from big band leader to film soundtracks and Broadway. It has been an exceptional musical life spanning four decades, some 100 million solo albums sold (250 million if you count his work with Genesis), an extraordinary string of hits, eight Grammy Awards, an Oscar, a Golden Globe, numerous industry accolades, and, above all, an inestimable influence on countless fellow artists and passionate fans around the globe.1. In The Air Tonight
2. This Must Be Love
3. Behind The Lines
4. The Roof Is Leaking
6. Hand In Hand
7. I Missed Again
8. You Know What I Mean
9. Thunder And Lightning
10. I'm Not Moving
11. If Leaving Me Is Easy
12. Tomorrow Never Knows$21.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Face The Fire"You are medicine for the whole world." - Usher
"She's just so different. I've never seen anything like her before... Listen to what she's doing." - Pharrell Williams
"Michelle has proven she can tackle pretty much any genre." - Rolling Stone
"I would buy whatever she sings even if it was, 'I Hate Wanda Sykes.' - Wanda Sykes
Michelle Chamuel, the bespectacled songstress who won American's hearts in season 4 of The Voice, is proud to announce the upcoming release of her debut LP, Face The Fire, set to hit via The End Records / ADA on February 10th. Michelle's incredible first single, the album's title track, impacted October 7th. The title track on the album and first single is no exception - showcasing Chamuel's vision and her collaborators' ingenuity. Face the Fire serves as a pulsing mission statement, a vamping call to action that Chamuel relates to her own experience in harnessing musical passion. This track, which like the rest of the album was recorded and produced in Chamuel and Duncan's home studios, is a tapestry of interlocking percussion, surf-punk bass tones, and a rousing call and answer between Chamuel and her choir. When describing the new track, Chamuel says, '"Face the Fire" is about harnessing passion in life, following the fiery drive that pulls at us to accomplish, while also recognizing the danger of being completely consumed by it."1. Face The Fire
2. The Fall
4. Made For Me
5. Weight Of The World
6. Rock It
8. Wake Up
10. Give You$16.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Face Your FearCURTIS HARDING could best be described as a student
of the gritty, sweat-dripping, hip-swinging blues that
wafted through the air of the American sixties. The offspring
of a mother who sang gospel, and a retired veteran,
he traveled all over the country as a child, singing
alongside his parents, learning that music was in fact the
great communicator, and that the key was not just in how
pretty the notes were, but how if you were honest in what
you were singing, you could stir a person on the inside.
This is what Otis Redding knew. What Sam Cooke, and
Bo Diddley, and B. B. King knew. That somehow there
was a way to take your experiences, your pain and joy,
and give them melody, cause them to live and breathe
and massage the hearts and minds of all those who hear.
That is what CURTIS HARDING does on his new album,
Face Your Fear. He figures out how to tap into the old
soul man of the past without mimicking or bastardizing
it, but instead evoking the spirit of the true Soul music of
yesterday, meshed with the realities of now. With a little
production help from his friends Sam Cohen and Danger
Mouse, CURTIS HARDING has put together a collection
of tunes that NME described as "soul-meets-garage pop
perfection."1. Wednesday Morning Atonement
2. Face Your Fear
3. On And On
4. Go As You Are
5. Till The End
6. Need Your Love
7. Dream Girl
8. Welcome To My World
9. Ghost Of You
10. Need My Baby
11. As I Am$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The New Face Of SmilingThe third album by New Zealand's Bevan Smith under his Signer nom de electronique continues the artful blending of folkish acoustic guitars, glitchy electronic beats, and slightly mournful minor-key indie pop tunes that have been Smith's raison d'etre all along. This time, Smith has slightly rounded the edges of his electronics, adding judicious amounts of reverb and phasing to soften the occasionally harsh sounds; on tracks like Komputa Ga Bukowarera, the results sound rather like My Bloody Valentine's guitar-centric soundscapes updated for the laptop generation.1. Low Light Sleep
2. Hurricane Or Sunshine?
3. I Was Dressed As The Ant, You Dressed Up As A Beehive
4. Machines At Low Tide
5. Frozen Cut Grass
6. You're Killing Us Helen
7. That Sinking Feeling As Key Metal Hits Thigh Flesh
8. Komputa Ga Bukowarera
9. The Overwhelming Power Of Friendship
10. Your Ears Across The Fences$9.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Third Face of Fame (Pure Pleasure)Georgie Fame's swinging, surprisingly credible blend of jazz and American R&B earned him a substantial following in his native U.K., where he scored three number one singles during the '60s and a top ten hit with Bonnie & Clyde in the States. Fame played piano and organ in addition to singing, and was influenced by the likes of Mose Allison, Ray Charles, Booker T and the MG's and Louis Jordan. Early in his career, he also peppered his repertoire with Jamaican ska and bluebeat tunes, helping to popularize that genre in England; during his later years, he was one of the few jazz singers of any stripe to take an interest in the vanishing art of vocalese, and earned much general respect from jazz critics on both sides of the Atlantic.
This set finds him in a suaver, jazzier vein accompanied by a band made up of the cream of jazz musicians on the UK scene at the time. It was at this time, 1967 and 1968, that to much acclaim, he toured as featured vocalist with the Count Basie Orchestra throughout the UK & Europe.
- Georgie Fame (piano, organ, vocal) and orchestra
Recording: 1968 by Mike Ross
Production: Mike Smith
About Pure Pleasure
At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.
During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.
A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.
We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.
We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.
To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.
and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.1. The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde
2. When I'm Sixty Four
3. Ask Me Nice
4. Exactly Like You
5. Someone to Watch Over Me
6. Blue Prelude
7. Bullets Laverne
8. This is Always
9. Side By Side
10. St. James Infirmary
11. Mellow Yellow$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Let's Face The Music And DanceThis year Willie Nelson turns 80 years old, a milestone which has not slowed down the American icon in the slightest. Following the success of 2012's Heroes, which debuted at #18 on the album charts (his highest chart debut in over 20 years), Willie returns with another brand new album featuring a selection of songs that are near and dear to him and his band "The Family." Like the man himself, this stunning collection is not easily dened as a set genre or style. They include American standards and country classics, Irving Berlin and Carl Perkins, Django Reinhart as well as Willie-penned originals. Yet the result is a beautiful, cohesive set - songs about love and reection - in Willie's inimitable style. It is a record in the vein of both Stardust and RedHeaded Stranger and destined to become a classic.1. Let's Face The Music And Dance
2. Is The Better Part Over
3. You'll Never Know
4. Vous Et Moi
5. Walking My Baby Back Home
7. Twilight Time
8. I Can't Give You Anything But Love
9. I'll Keep On Loving You
10. I Wish I Didn't Love You So
11. South Of The Border
13. Maria (The Dawn Is Breaking)
14. Shame On You$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Carve Out The Face Of My GodInfinite Body is Kyle Parker, once know throughout the world as Gator Surprise in his youthful days. Now a grown man he has cast aside his harsh outpouring and transformed it into a lush and bright planetary awakening. Drawing the harmony of the spheres into his brain and channeling it through his fingertips onto recorded medium INFINITE BODY causes sound to bloom where there once was only darkness! Yes! This rules! You might have witnessed such events live during Infinite Body tours with No Age, Dan Deacon and Deerhunter.1. Dive
2. A Fool Persists
3. What They Wanted To Be Was Useless
4. Out To Where I Am
5. On Our Own To Fall Off
6. Beside Me In The Dawn
8. Lived On Its Knees (For Matt)
9. He Runs Without Feet And Holds Without Hands
10. Drive Dreams Away
11. Carve Out The Face Of My God$13.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Facing YouFacing You is one of the most important recordings in contemporary jazz for several reasons, aside from being beautifully conceived and executed by pianist Keith Jarrett. It is a hallmark recording of solo piano in any discipline, a signature piece in the early ECM label discography, a distinct departure from mainstream jazz, a breakthrough for Jarrett, and a studio prelude for his most famous solo project to follow, The Köln Concert. Often meditative, richly melodic, inventive, and introspective beyond compare, Jarrett expresses his soul in tailored tones that set standards for not only this kind of jazz, but music that would serve him and his fans in good stead onward.
In this program of all originals, which sound spontaneously improvised with certain pretexts and motifs as springboards, the rhapsodic Ritooria, 4/4 love/spirit song Lalene, and song for family and life My Lady; My Child firmly establish Jarrett's heartfelt and thoughtful approach. Vapallia cements the thematic, seemingly effortless, lighter -- but never tame -- aesthetic. Starbright is an easy-paced two-step tune signifying fully Jarrett's personalized stance. Straddling a more jagged, angular, and free edge, the pianist evokes the influence of Paul Bley during Semblence.
But it is the opening selection, an extended ten-minute opus titled In Front, that truly showcases Jarrett at his playful best -- a timeless, modal, direct, and bright delight. A remarkable effort that reveals more and more with each listen, this recording has stood the test of time, and is unquestionably a Top Three recording in Keith Jarrett's long and storied career.1. In Front
4. My Lady, My Child
5. Landscape For Future
8. Semblence$25.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Corridor Of Faces (Awaiting Repress)
Limited To 500 Copies On Translucent Clear/Green Vinyl
In a genre built on obscured and unsung genius, Corridor Of Faces transcends and stands out as a true psych masterpiece. Rising above any number of recently unearthed late-60s anglo-pop platters, the sole offering from small town Massachusetts phenomenon Lazy Smoke is a cohesive, solid, classic album in every sense. Ten songs that weave into one-another, painting some beautifully drifting sonic pictures as they go.1. All These Years
2. How Was Your Day Last Night
3. Come With The Day
4. Salty People
5. Jackie- Marie
6. Under Skys
7. Sarah Saturday
8. There Was A Time
9. Am I Wrong?
10. How Did you Die?$25.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Snakes And Ladders: The Best of Faces
Celebrate 4 Decades Of Rod Stewart/faces With Their Greatest Hits LP From 1976!!
First Time 180 Gram Vinyl Presentation
Mastered From The Original Warner Bros. Tapes
In 1976, superstars Rod Stewart/Faces were rewarded by their label Warner Bros. with their first
greatest hits album, Snakes and Ladders/The Best of Faces. Featuring the classic line-up of Rod Stewart,
Ronnie Wood (The Rolling Stones), Kenney Jones (Small Faces, The Who, The Law), Ronnie Lane (Small
Faces), Ian McLagan (Small Faces, Bonnie Raitt) and Tetsu Yamamuchi, the Snakes and Ladders album
has become one of their most loved works in their stunning gold and platinum career.
With hard pub-rock classics like Stay With Me and Around the Plynth and brilliant rock standards
like Ooh La La and Flying, the Snakes and Ladders album would go on to become one of the best-selling
albums in their extensive catalog. The long out of print original version of this greatest hits masterpiece
also includes the only appearance of the super rare Pineapple and the Monkey.
Dig deeper into the grooves and there you find even more rock and blues belters like the masterful
Miss Judy's Farm, the powerful rocker Had Me a Real Good Time, plus the English folk-rock ballad Sweet
Lady Mary, making Snakes and Ladders/The Best of Faces one of the finest overviews ever of this sorely
Therefore it is with much excitement to announce the first time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl release
of the legendary Rod Stewart/Faces greatest hits masterpiece Snakes and Ladders/The Best of Faces.
Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and Capitol Mastering, this stunning LP was
long overdue for an audiophile vinyl release.
In addition to all the great album tracks, this collection also gathers up rare single only tracks like You
Can Make Me Dance, Sing or Anything, truly making this LP the five star masterwork that it is. We believe
this wonderful new audiophile release of Snakes and Ladders/The Best of Faces will become one of the
most anticipated classic rock releases of the summer!
Ooh La La!1. Pool Hall Richard
2. Cindy Incidentally
3. Ooh La La
4. Sweet Lady Mary
6. Pineapple and the Monkey
7. You Can Make Me Dance, Sing or Anything
8. Had Me a Real Good Time
9. Stay With Me
10. Miss Judy's Farm
11. Silicone Grown
12. Around the Plynth$31.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
REDI-SUN-5452xManfred Mann's Earth Band
The Five Faces Of Manfred MannManfred Mann's second American LP The Five Faces of Manfred Mann is a worthy follow-up, boasting a dozen notable tunes including the hits Sha La La and Come Tomorrow, plus some impressive originals and a distinctive version of the Herbie Hancock/Mongo Santamaria standard Watermelon Man that give the musicians a chance to demonstrate their considerable jazz chops.1. Sha La La
2. Come Tomorrow
4. Can't Believe It
5. John Hardy
6. Did You Have To Do That
7. Watermelon Man
8. I'm Your Kingpin
9. Hubble Bubble
10. You've Got To Take It
12. Dashing Away With The Smoothing Iron$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Keys To The KingdomKeys To The Kingdom is a celebratory declaration of life in the face of death. Luther and Cody Dickinson lost their father Jim Dickinson only months before Luther became one. At the heart of the record is the journey that traverses thru the mirrored gates of life and death. This is the band's first studio album in 3 years. Gatefold sleeve.1. This AWay
2. Jumpercable Blues
3. The Meeting
4. How I Wish My Train Would Come
5. Hear The Hills
6. Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again
7. Let It Roll
8. Aint No Grave
9. Ol Cannonball
10. New Orleans Walkin Dead
11. Aint None OMine
12. Jellyrollin All Over Heaven$17.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
To All The Girls...Decades of heartfelt performances and compositions in popular music have long solidified Willie's reputation as one of country's greatest romantics. To All The Girls... continues Nelson's musicial relationships with some of the most talented women in country, pop, and soul.
Among the centerpieces of To All The Girls... is the emotional duet with Dolly Parton, From Here To The Moon and Back, a song Parton wrote for the 2012 motion picture Joyful Noise. Willie also tackles the Bill Withers' classic Grandma's Hands with Mavis Staples, duets with Sheryl Crow on The Great American Songbook selection Far Away Places, and brings a new shade to his self penned classic Always On My Mind with Carrie Underwood.
Willie is also joined by familiar contemporaries including Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss, Miranda Lambert, Norah Jones and Rosanne Cash. To All The Girls... reunites Willie with producer Buddy Cannon, who worked with Willie on his most recent successful releases, Heroes and Let's Face The Music And Dance.
Having turned 80 years old in April, Willie Nelson has no intentions of riding off into the sunset. Since signing to Legacy Recordings, Nelson has been steadily recording an releasing albums with the same rough-and-ready spirit of his timeless recordsing for RCA and Columbia Records. Heroes was praised by Uncut for being as spirited as it is poignant. Of 2013's Let's Face The Music And Dance, Paste cheered for his strongest and most engaged performances in a decade.LP 1
1. Dolly Parton - From Here To The Moon And Back
2. Miranda Lambert - She Was No Good For Me
3. Secret Sisters - It Won't Be Very Long
4. Rosanne Cash - Please Don't Tell Me
5. Sheryl Crow - Far Away Places
6. Wynonna Judd - Bloody Mary Morning
7. Carrie Underwood - Always On My Mind
8. Loretta Lynn - Somewhere Between
9. Alison Krauss - No Mas Amor
10. Melonie Cannon - Back On Earth
1. Mavis Staples - Grandma's Hands
2. Norah Jones - Walkin'
3. Shelby Lynne - Til The End Of The World
4. Lily Meola - Will You Remember Mine
5. Emmylou Harris - Dry Lightning
6. Brandi Carlile - Making Believe
7. Paula Nelson - Have You Ever Seen The Rain
8. Tina Rose - After The Fire Is Gone$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Welcome To SuccessWhat is success? And what's left after the party's over? Backed by the lush, vivid beats of Canadian producer Factor, Bay Area emcee Kirby Dominant ponders the perils of self-actualization on their third LP together as Paranoid Castle. Are the trappings of success smoke screens for inner turmoil or are they success itself? Do the drugs and women provide joy or fleeting escape? How long can one keep clawing out at temporary pleasures in the wake of unresolved anguish? Kirby's narratives reflect upon these and a host of other grown man queries. And if the answers don't come, what does come, is hope. "If the sun comes back to town, I want to be around," Kirby sings on the catchy, ebullient hook to "Fear of Missing Out." He maintains his sense of humor in the face of being broke on "Laugh Out Loud," drops a hilarious one-liner here and there on "Cemetery," and ands traces of positivity through gritted teeth. Welcome To Success, the culmination of a 13-year working relationship, showcases two seasoned vets playing on each other's strengths and making a grand artistic statement. Kirby continues to sharpen his delivery and singing chops with each release, often rapping and crooning on the same track and shifting moods between verse and chorus. Incorporating live instrumentation and samples, Factor's dynamic beats accentuate the emcee's ruminations while making statements of their own. Welcome To Success is grown man music, unafraid to ask painful questions and wise enough to make you laugh if you don't like the answers.1. Welcome To Success
2. I Don't (Really Miss You)
3. I Know I Know
5. Fantastic Song
6. Fear Of Missing Out
7. Meditate Feat. Myka 9
8. I Got It For You
9. Wait For Me
10. Laugh Out Loud$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Tied To A StarJ Mascis' Tied to a Star is the follow up to his acclaimed Sub Pop debut
Several Shades of Why. The album, led by the songs "Every Morning"
and "Wide Awake," was recorded and produced by Mascis and mixed
by John Agnello at Bisquiteen in Amherst, MA.
It makes perfect sense that I was asked to write a bio for J Mascis.
Let's face it, he and I have a long history. It all started the first time I
saw him live. It was in New York City. I don't remember when or where,
but I think he was walking around. I was probably walking around, too.
The second time was also in New York, at a Mexican restaurant in the
East Village (the one that takes credit cards now, but didn't used to).
Years later I actually met him at the SXSW festival though a friend who
works at Sub Pop. I guess that meeting went well, because when that
friend from Sub Pop got married, she sat me at the same table as J.
Sounds unbelievable? I suggest you look at the picture below. Now keep
staring at that picture until... J's new acoustic
album Tied to a Star comes out on Sub Pop Records. It features
appearances by Ken Maiuri (Young@Heart Chorus), Pall Jenkins (Black
Heart Procession), Mark Mulcahy (Miracle Legion) and Chan Marshall
(Cat Power). Had I been in the area, I'm sure I would've been asked to
play on it, too.
-Todd Barry1. Me Again
2. Every Morning
3. Heal the Star
4. Wide Awake
6. And Then
8. Trailing Off
9. Come Down
10. Better Plane$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Will To PowerGatefold LP Includes 12-Page LP-Booklet
Time passes, the world changes, but some things remain constant and unassailable. Heavy metal has endured for more than four decades because its spirit is eternal, and few bands embody the intensity, integrity and lofty artistic ambitions of the genre with more dazzling aplomb than Arch Enemy. Formed in Sweden in the mid-90s by former Carcass/Carnage guitarist Michael Amott, this most explosive and proficient of modern metal bands have spent the last 20 years propagating an unerring creed of technical excellence, songwriting genius and thunderous, irresistible live performance, accruing a huge global fan base along the way. And now, in 2017, Arch Enemy are ready to rise again and climb ever further up the ladder toward pure metal supremacy.
Always focused but impervious to other's rules and expectations, Arch Enemy evolved once more in 2015 following the departure of Angela Gossow (now the band's manager). Replacing one of the most iconic vocalists of the modern age was never going to be easy, but in the shape of former The Agonist frontwoman Alissa White-Gluz, Arch Enemy found the perfect candidate. Unveiled on the ferocious, anthem-laden triumph of 2014's War Eternal, Alissa's powerful identity and extraordinary vocal talents proved a natural and instantly welcomed fit. Further extensive touring cemented the new line-up's thrilling efficacy, before one final line-up change - the arrival of legendary guitarist Jeff Loomis, formerly of Nevermore - completed the musical puzzle that Amott had been tinkering with for the best part of 20 years.
Recorded in 2017, the tenth Arch Enemy album will be unleashed later in 2017 and promises to be the ultimate statement of heavy metal supremacy from a band that are still growing in stature as the years fall away. Will To Power will be the first album the band have recorded with their current line-up and as Michael Amott explains, diehard fans will be both thrilled to hear their favourite band on top form and somewhat surprised by their latest creative explorations.
"The goal is always to raise the bar yet again and create an epic masterpiece!" he laughs. "I think the album has a great balance between traditional Arch Enemy and some new influences that come through here and there. The most surprising thing on this album is that we've written our first ever ballad. It's still a very metal song, but there's no way around the fact that it is a ballad and that might be quite controversial for a band like us, I guess. I'm excited to hear what our fans will think of that one, but I do feel that we can afford to spread our wings a bit on our tenth studio album!"
Once Will To Power hits the streets, Arch Enemy will do what they do best, hitting the road and taking their latest batch of heroic metal anthems to the people. Achieving longevity is the toughest challenge that faces any band, but Arch Enemy have long since established themselves as a permanent fixture on the global metal scene and as standard bearers for upholding and celebrating of the heavy metal code. Right now, in 2017, no other band embodies the spirit of the genre with such flair and euphoric zeal. Long may their steel spirit prevail.
"It's always been about creating the best songs we can make and whatever success we've had is a direct result of the music speaking to people and our relentless worldwide touring," Michael grins. "We are happy with the fact that the band has had growth spurt these last couple of years and it's exciting to put on a bigger and more complete live show for our fans. We obviously hope our fans will enjoy Will To Power and we're looking forward to getting back out there and performing live again, with a whole bunch of killer new tunes up our sleeve!"1. Set Flame To The Night
2. The Race
3. Blood In The Water
4. The World Is Yours
5. The Eagle Flies Alone
6. Reason To Believe
7. Murder Scene
8. First Day In Hell
9. Dreams Of Retribution
10. My Shadow And I
11. A Fight I Must Win$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Buttons: From Champaign to ChicagoAt the launch of the Numero label near-on a decade ago, they already had an unquenchable thirst for power pop, glam, and regional bar rock. This affliction led to the double disc Yellow Pills: Prefill compilation, which was intended as the first entry in a series that, they regret to report, got stalled out in committee.
Seven years after its release, YP became the first Numero effort to be put to sleep. Emails began trickling in about the missing catalog number: Would YP ever be issued on vinyl? Would there ever be a second volume? Was The Toms track "Sun" actually recorded in the '80s? Hoping to satiate the masses, the Numero brain trust has conceived Buttons as their brand-spanking-new power pop umbrella, and is pleased to announce the first two titles in the series: Buttons: Starter Kit and Buttons: From Champaign To Chicago.
An homage to the prairie state Numero calls home, From Champaign To Chicago is a 19-track survey of Illinois' cheapest thrills. Reaching back to 1973 and Peoria outliers the Jets and ending in 1987 with Romeoville's Julian Leal and his Dick Clark approved "Get Away," From Champaign to Chicago connects, via map, pins, and string, the various scenes that pockmarked the face of the Land of Lincoln!1. Prettyboys - I Wanna Make You! (Chicago)
2. Julian Leal - Get Away (Romeoville)
3. All-Night Newsboys - She's Gone Hollywood (Chicago)
4. Names - It's A Miracle (Rockford)
5. Kevin Lee & Heartbeat - Tonight (Chicago)
6. Band Jocks - At Practice (Chicago)
7. Vertebrats - Diamonds In The Rough (Champaign)
8. Nines - Holiday (Champaign)
9. Jerks - So Lifelike (LaSalle)
10. Northshore - School Yard (Chicago)
11. Paul - I Have Always Loved You (Oak Park)
12. Tom Orsi - Where Are You Now (Desplaines)
13. Kind - Total Insanity (Chicago)
14. Eyz - Midnight Girls (Desplaines)
15. Shoes - In My Arms Again (Zion)
16. Loose Lips - Kyle (Chicago)
17. Lay-Z - More And More (Joliet)
18. Jets - Be For Me (Pekin)
19. Contraband - See You Tonight (Champaign)$26.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Everybody's Gone To The RaptureLimited Edition Of 500 Numbered Copies On 180 Gram Transparent Blue Vinyl
The groundbreaking 2015 PlayStation® 4 game Everybody's Gone to the Rapture tells the story of the inhabitants of a remote English valley who are caught up in world-shattering events beyond their control or understanding. Made by The Chinese Room - the studio responsible for the hauntingly beautiful Dear Esther - this tale of how people respond in the face of grave adversity is a non-linear, open-world experience that pushes innovative interactive storytelling to the next level. This story begins with the end of the world. The game has already won GameSpot's Best of E3 and was nominated for Best in Show and Best PS4 game by IGN.com.
The soundtrack features the music of BAFTA-nominated composer Jessica Curry, who is also joint Studio Head of the developer The Chinese Room. The music was recorded at the famed AIR Studios in London and features solo vocal performances by renowned Welsh soprano Elin Manahan Thomas, ethereal choir, and a tragically beautiful orchestral accompaniment.LP 1
1. All the Earth
2. Finding the Pattern
3. Liquid Light
4. The Sleep of Death
5. For Ever
6. The Mourning Tree
8. All of My Birds
9. A Choice
10. The Seventh Whistler
11. An Early Harvest
12. The Fragmenting
13. A Beautiful Morning
14. Carry Me Back to Her Arms
1. A Storm Over Yaughton
2. Little White Lie
4. Clouds and Starlight
5. The Pattern Calls Out
6. The Manifestation
7. These Silent Numbers
8. Primary Conduit
9. I Hope You Find Peace
10. Slipping Away
11. Infinite Zero
12. The End of All Things
13. I am not Afraid
14. The Light We Cast$36.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Take Me To The Disco
Meg Myers has announced her new album 'Take Me To The Disco,' a relentless and brutally honest record, and the raw result of Meg's own personal journey. As on her breakout 2015 debut album 'Sorry,' Meg's tremendously powerful voice (Rolling Stone) and seething...riffs (The New York Times) are front and center, but this time around, she explores love, loneliness and trauma with unflinching candor, facing her inner green-eyed monster head-on and attacking each bar with a primal ferocity.
To accompany the announcement, Meg has released lead single Numb, a haunting look at the pressures of the music business and life in general. 'Feeling numb' relates to the many pressures of life and our reactions to this weight, says Meg. When this burden becomes too much and we can no longer run...we essentially numb out. Billboard said of the song, piano and electronics gnaw at the alt-rock arrangement, declaring, the cathartic 'Numb' leaves you with a paradoxically life-affirming feeling, a weapon against the modern-day frustrations inherent in life and music.
Meg co-wrote most of the songs on the album with her producer and collaborator Christian Leggy Langdon, and enlisted the help of Victor Indrizzo, who has played with Depeche Mode, to play drums on the record. Meg also used a live string section for the first time - The Section Quartet appears on six songs on the album.
Listening back to some of these songs made me realize what I was really writing about...what was underneath it all, says Meg. On the surface, I thought I was writing about love loss but I've learned it goes much deeper than that. It's going back to the child in me that needed to be healed. I've always written from a true place, but in getting to know myself better, I'm now writing from an even deeper level of honesty.
Meg, who grew up in a Jehovah's Witness household, moved to Los Angeles when she was 19 where she recorded her debut album 'Sorry' on Atlantic Records. That album spawned Top 15 and Top 20 alternative radio hits, Desire and Sorry, respectively, with MTV calling Desire the female answer to Nine Inch Nails' Closer. Meg's striking and visceral music videos have skyrocketed to upwards of 9 million YouTube views, and her Spotify plays rank in the tens of millions. She's graced the pages of every major publication from Rolling Stone to Cosmopolitan, and has brought her hypnotizing performances to Conan and Last Call with Carson Daly, in addition to major tours with the Pixies, Alt-J, and Royal Blood and notable festival slots including Coachella, Lollapalooza and Governors Ball.
On Numb, Meg's mysteriously shape-shifting (Entertainment Weekly) vocal acrobatics are in full force as she alternates between seductive verses and a no-holds-barred chorus. When I first wrote 'Numb,' explains Meg, it was about my experience with a major record label. But as I dug deeper, I found that it goes back to some early childhood stuff and how shutting down, or escaping, felt like the safer thing to do.
Other album highlights include the dreamy, atmospheric title track and the driving Tourniquet, an eerie yet poignant song that details the trials of being trapped in an unhealthy relationship. The thunderous rocker Jealous Sea is a walk on the darker side, says Meg, but it also shows the beauty in the darkness. With each song on 'Take Me To The Disco,' Meg fearlessly bares her soul with an intensity only she can convey.1. Take Me To The Disco
4. Tear Me To Pieces
5. Jealous Sea
6. The Death Of Me
7. Some People
9. I'm Not Sorry
10. Little Black Death
12. Constant$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Send Them All To HellThe German PANZER, the Teutonic Heavy Metal trio, is comprised of yet three undisputed genre legends: Vocalist & bass-player Schmier, best known as frontman of DESTRUCTION and HEADHUNTER, guitarist Herman Frank (ACCEPT, VICTORY) as well as drummer Stefan Schwarzmann (ACCEPT).
The initial idea was born when drummer Stefan Schwarzmann, who has relocated to Switzerland about seven years ago, had a chat with the owner of renowned Swiss club Z7 in Pratteln. The two tried to figure out a way to fill the empty space within touring and recording, the venue has been facing with its most frequently playing bands. To make a long story short: Nobert Mandel (owner of Z7) had the idea of a trio, with both Stefan and Herman in it. The only vacancy for bass and vocals wouldn't stay open for long, as Stefan had the phone number and mail address of DESTRUCTION's Schmier right at hand - and so "The German Panzer" was born!
Commented vocalist & bass-player Schmier: "When Stefan Schwarzmann, drummer of ACCEPT and an old friend came to me with the idea of putting a band together, I first thought he tried to fool me hahaha! But the idea sounded amazing from the beginning and after the first meeting with Herman Frank, the German guitar legend, that everybody knows from his work with ACCEPT and VICTORY and Stefan, we realized really fast, that this team could really kick some serious ass together. And Instead of talking too long about it, we started writing songs right away and within some weeks had half of the album recorded and it sounded wicked! We don t wanna re-invent the metal-wheel. We play the music we love, easy as that and it's great fun cause we all dig this shit since we are teenagers!
Naming a band after fierce war machinery might seem a bit off for some, but if you take a look at the lyrics, this is picture perfect. The lyrics provoke, criticize and are part of the art. "My lyrics criticize... I don t pray," adds Schmier.
And as difficult as the search for a name was at first, with all members being German die-hards and organizers of the Teutonic scene, The German PANZER seemed to be the name everybody remembers right away.
As for the album title, »Send Them All To Hell« was almost mandatory, as these are the first words to be heard on the record, with Schmier whispering them into the mic. With the exception of one track that feature all three members, all songs are written entirely by Herman Frank and Schmier.
If you like it heavy, more melodic or if you dig Speed Metal, then The German PANZER will hit right on - Or to say it with Herman Frank: "No left - no right! Just straight forward like a Panzer!1. Death knell
2. Hail and kill
3. Temple of doom
6. Mr. Nobrain
8. Virtual collision
9. Roll the dice
10. Bleed for your sins
11. Murder in the skies (Gary Moore Cover)$28.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now