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Empire (Pre-Order)Celebrating The 3x Platinum Queensryche Masterpiece!!
Grammy Nominated Album
Features Smash Hits: Silent Lucidity, Jet City Woman, & Anybody Listening?
Produced By Peter Collins (Rush, Alice Cooper)
Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso
Striking Gatefold Cover Artwork
Original Line-Up: Geoff Tate, Chris Degarmo, Michael Wilton, Eddie Jackson & Scott Rockenfeld
Queensrÿche are and continue to be one of hard rock's finest bands of all time. These Seattle rockers began their musical journey in the early eighties with guitar shredders Chris DeGarmo and Micheal Wilton, power vocalist Geoff Tate, and the solid rhythm section of Scott Rockenfield (drums) and Eddie Jackson (bass guitar). Upon their first major label signing to EMI Records, Queensrÿche almost immediately became an entity destined for superstardom.
With their unique blend of progressive rock and heavy metal, as well as the first class musicianship of the quintet, this band truly paved their platinum-plus career for years to follow. Their monumental Empire broke all the rules in 1990. With its striking lyrical content, stunning vocals and sheer energy of the quintet in the studio, this massive album rode to the upper rungs of the rock and pop charts thanks in part to the amazing and one of a kind power ballad Silent Lucidity, which also featured the impeccable orchestration of late great Michael Kamen.
With more hard rock champions like Jet City Woman Best I Can and the brilliant album closer Anyone Listening, Queensrÿche's Empire is truly one of hard rocks' most enduring albums.
As Friday Music strives to present the greatest music ever recorded for the audiophile in all of us, we are so very pleased to welcome home Queensrÿche's classic Empire. This blockbuster two album set is impeccably mastered on 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl from the Capitol Records tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios.
We are very pleased to present this creative masterwork in a striking gatefold cover, with all of the lyrics, as well as original artwork and photographic elements from this progressive hard rock masterwork. We are also enclosing a poly bag to protect your album cover and poly lined inner sleeves to help keep your vinyl in mint shape. Queensrÿche... Empire... A classic rock dream release is now audiophile vinyl reality... From your friends at Friday Music!LP 1
1. Best I Can
2. The Thin Line
3. Jet City Woman
4. Della Brown
5. Another Rainy Night (Without You)
2. Silent Lucidity
3. Hand On Heart
4. One And Only
5. Anybody Listening?$44.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs PRE-ORDER Buy Now
Operation: MindcrimeOperation Mindcrime was Queensryche's breakthrough album, garnering the band commercial and critical success. Arguably their best release, it's a complex, ambitious effort, with top-notch music and a complicated storyline that flows smoothly from start to finish. The combination of experimental, progressive music with shorter, more radio-friendly songs enabled the band to release singles from the album while keeping the story intact and the cuts Revolution Calling, Eyes of a Stranger and I Don't Believe in Love happen to be some of the best metal songs out there.1. I Remember Now
3. Revolution Calling
4. Operation: Mindcrime
6. Spreading the Disease
7. The Mission
8. Suite Sister Mary
9. The Needle Lies
10. Electric Requiem
11. Breaking The Silence
12. I Don't Believe In Love
13. Waiting For 22
14. My Empty Room
15. Eyes of a Stranger$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Frequency Unknown25 years after the Mindcrime revolution, the Rÿche returns with their 13th studio album - a new chapter in the epic saga of one of the most critically adored and commercially successful metal bands of all time!
Vocal powerhouse and frontman Geoff Tate leads the HEAVIEST Rÿche ever, including longtime guitarist Kelly Gray plus newly acquired bassist Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot) and drummer Simon wright (AC/DC, DiO)!
Guest appearances by K.K. Downing (Judas Priest),
Chris Poland (Megadeth), Ty Tabor (King's X), Paul
Bostaph (Slayer), Brad Gillis (night Ranger), Dave
Meniketti (y&T) and more!
Vinyl edition comes with a FREE 18" x 24" POSTER!1. Cold
3. Give it To you
5. in The Hands Of God
6. Running Backwards
7. Life without you
10. The weight Of The world$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Sin And Doom Vol. II
Pressed On 180-Gram Colored Vinyl
Now Impending Doom arise once again from where they began, their own alpha and omega as a band, crafting the sixth album as punishing, focused, bottom-heavy, and musically blood-soaked as the earliest efforts that first won them notice before any notions of commerce beckoned them toward the more commonplace career path of the metal music industry. They've worked with top-tier genre producers in the past, including Zeuss (Rob Zombie, Hatebreed, Queensrÿche) and Will Putney (Every Time I Die, The Amity Affliction, Thy Art Is Murder), but for album number six, they've returned to the grassroots and hands-on way they engineered and produced their earliest recordings, cloaking it in grimy sonic mysteries anew. Christopher Eck, who produced their first album, oversaw the proceedings once again. This is musical blunt force trauma, from a personal place of desperate salvation and resolve. No competition, no compromise, no careerism. Impending Doom are renewed, purer than ever, united in their collective vision to create the heaviest metal missives imaginable.1. The Wretched And Godless
3. War Music
5. Paved With Bodies
6. The Serpents Tongue
8. Devil's Den
9. Everything's Fake
10. Run For Your Life (She Calls)$21.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Metal XmasRevised and updated for 2010 with 4 new tracks, "We Wish You A Metal Xmas & A Headbanging New Year" is the all hard rock and metal compilation of everyone's favorite holiday songs which features the likes of Dave Grohl (Them Crooked Vultures), Geoff Tate (Queensryche), Ronnie James Dio, Lemmy, Alice Cooper, Billy F. Gibbons (ZZ Top), George Lynch (Dokken) and more! The 2010 edition features 4 new recordings featuring Dez Fafara (DevilDriver), Doro Pesch, Steve "Lips" Kudlow (Anvil) & other metal greats!1. We Wish You A Merry Christmas
2. Run Rudolph Run
3. Santa Claws Is Coming To Town
4. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
5. Silver Bells
6. Little Drummer Boy
7. Santa Claus Is Back In Town
8. Silent Night
9. Deck The Halls
10. Grandma Got Ran Over By A Reindeer
11. Rocking Round The Xmas Tree
12. Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
13. O Christmas Tree
14. Auld Lang Syne
15. Frosty The Snowman
16. Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer$29.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Limited Edition Picture Disc LP Version
Judging from their name, Suicidal Tendencies were never afraid of a little controversy. Formed in Venice, CA, during the early '80s, the group's leader from the beginning was outspoken vocalist Mike Muir. The outfit specialized in vicious hardcore early on -- building a huge following among skateboarders, lending a major hand in the creation of skatepunk -- before turning their focus eventually to thrash metal. Early on, the group (whose original lineup included Muir, guitarist Grant Estes, bassist Louiche Mayorga, and drummer Amery Smith) found it increasingly difficult to book shows, due to rumors of its members' affiliation with local gangs and consistent violence at their performances. The underground buzz regarding Suicidal Tendencies grew too loud for labels to ignore though, as the quartet signed on with the indie label Frontier; issuing Muir and company's classic self-titled debut in 1983. The album quickly became the best-selling hardcore album up to that point; its best-known track, Institutionalized, was one of the first hardcore punk videos to receive substantial airplay on MTV, and was eventually used in the Emilio Estevez cult classic movie Repo Man, as well as in an episode for the hit TV show Miami Vice (for which the group made a cameo appearance).
Suicidal Tendencies proved influential for future speed/thrash metal bands, but despite its early success, the quartet's reputation preceded them, as no other record label was willing to take them on (in addition, Los Angeles banned the group from playing around this time, lasting until the early '90s). Not much was heard from the group for several years afterward (leading many to believe that Suicidal had broken up), but Muir and company eventually found a home with Caroline Records. By this time, half of the original lineup had left; Muir and Mayorga were the only holdovers, while guitarist Rocky George and drummer R.J. Herrera rounded out the group. 1987 saw the release of Suicidal's sophomore release, Join the Army, which spawned another popular skatepunk anthem, Possessed to Skate, as more and more metal heads began to be spotted in Suicidal's audience. Soon after, Suicidal was finally offered a major-label contract (with Epic), as another lineup change occurred: Mayorga exited the band, while newcomer Bob Heathcote took his spot; and a second guitarist, Mike Clark, was added as well. This Suicidal lineup's first album together, 1988's How Will I Laugh Tomorrow When I Can't Even Smile Today, showed that their transformation from hardcore to heavy metal was now complete, as did a compilation of two earlier EPs, 1989's Controlled by Hatred/Feel Like Shit...DÉjà Vu.
Suicidal's first release of the new decade, 1990's Lights, Camera, Revolution, was another success; its video for the explosive You Can't Bring Me Down received repeated airings on MTV's Headbanger's Ball program, while the album (in addition to the Controlled by Hatred comp) would be certified gold in the U.S. a few years later. The release also signaled the arrival of new bassist Robert Trujillo, whose penchant for funk added a new element to the group's sound. The group tried to broaden their audience even further by opening a string of arena shows for prog-metallists Queensrÿche during the summer of 1991. Their next release, 1992's The Art of Rebellion, proved to be one of Suicidal's most musically experimental albums of their career. Muir and Trujillo also teamed up around this time for a funk metal side project, Infectious Grooves (including several other participants, such as Jane's Addiction drummer Stephen Perkins) and issued a debut release, The Plague That Makes Your Booty Move. Upset that the group's classic debut had been out of print for several years by this point, Muir decided to re-record the entire record with Suicidal's '90s lineup under the title of Still Cyco After All These Years.
But after one more release, 1994's Suicidal for Life, Suicidal Tendencies decided to hang it up. A pair of compilations were issued in 1997: a best-of set, Prime Cuts, plus Friends & Family. Muir and Trujillo continued to issue further Infectious Grooves releases (Sarsippius' Ark and Groove Family Cyco), in addition to Muir pursuing a solo career under the alias of Cyco Miko (Lost My Brain Once Again) and Trujillo touring and recording as part of Ozzy Osbourne's solo band (appearing on Osbourne's 2001 release, Down to Earth). Muir formed a new version of Suicidal Tendencies in the late '90s (with Clark being the only other familiar face), resulting in such further studio releases as 1999's Freedumb and 2000's Free Your Soul and Save My Mind. Muir and Trujillo joined forces once more for a fourth Infectious Grooves studio release in 2000, Mas Borracho; while another Cyco Miko release surfaced, Schizophrenic Born Again Problem Child, along with a follow-up up to their earlier compilation, Friends & Family, Vol. 2. After releasing the compilation 'Year Of The Cycos' in 2009 that included a selection of all brand new songs from Suicidal Tendencies and side bands Infectious Grooves, NoMercyFool and Cyco Miko, the band released in 2010 the first record in 10 years 'No Mercy Fool!/The Suicidal Family' that included re-recordings of classic jems off the 'Join The Army records' and infamous recording 'Widespread Bloodshed' for Mike Muir and Mike Clark side band No Mercy back in early eighties.
Now the band will be back with their brand new album in 13 years Story has yet to be written!1. Shake It Out
2. Smash It!
3. This Ain't A Celebration
4. Who's Afraid?
5. Show Some Love...Tear It Down
6. Cyco Style
7. Slam City
8. Till My Last Breath
9. Life...(Can't Live With It, Can't Live Without It)
10. This World$24.99Vinyl LP Picture Disc - Sealed Buy Now
Carpe Noctum (Live 2015)Having toured with Metallica, Whitesnake, Alice Cooper, The Scorpions, and many other artists since their inception in the early 80s, Armored Saint has always been a highly regarded live act - not only in their hometown of Los Angeles, but also around the world. The only official release to capture this, however, is 1989's live album, 'Saints Will Conquer' - until now.
After reforming with their original line-up in 1999 (John Bush - vocals, Joey Vera - bass, Phil Sandoval - guitar, Jeff Duncan - guitar, Gonzo Sandoval - drums), and releasing subsequent albums, 'La Raza' (2010) and 'Win Hands Down' (2015), to critical acclaim, Armored Saint has been delivering their heavy metal mastery around the globe, joining the likes of Saxon, Metal Church - and even Queensryche in November/December 2016 - on the road. Of all of these performances, the band recorded their 2015 Wacken festival set as well as their headlining show in Aschaffenburg, Germany, with the intention of giving fans another live release that holds up to 'Saints Will Conquer.'1. Win Hands Down (Live)
2. March of the Saint (Live)
3. Stricken by Fate (Live)
4. Last Train Home (Live)
5. Mess (Live)
6. Aftermath (Live)
7. Left Hook from Right Field (Live)
8. Reign of Fire (Live)$22.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Lunar Strain (Awaiting Repress)In the metal world, In Flames has served as a bridge between the death metal/black metal underground and the more melodic power metal of Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, and Queensrÿche. Originally released in Europe in 1994, In Flames' debut album, Lunar Strain, attracted an interesting mixture of death metal/black metal, power metal, and thrash metal enthusiasts. Like the early releases of At the Gates, Lunar Strain helped write the book on what came to be known as melodic death metal -- an approach that combines death metal elements (extreme vocals, blastbeats) with the type of intricacy, musicality, and craftsmanship one expects from old-school masters like Dio, Maiden, Priest, and Black Sabbath. Most death metal favors brutality for the sake of brutality, but Lunar Strain does not govern by brute force alone and is -- by power metal standards -- much more accessible than the albums that extreme bands like Cannibal Corpse, Deicide, and Carcass were coming out with at the time. In 1994, the best was yet to come for In Flames; even so, this was a promising debut that had a major impact on melodic death metal and symphonic black metal.
- Alex Henderson (All Music Guide)1. Behind Space
2. Lunar Strain
5. Everlost, Pt. 1
6. Everlost, Pt. 2
8. In Flames
9. Upon an Oaken Throne
10. Clad in Shadows$22.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now