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    The Saga Continues

    For 24 years, two letters say it all, "Wu." The nine-man outfit of the
    Wu-Tang Clan has paved a way for literally hundreds of artists in Hip Hop. There have
    been classic and platinum albums like the group's 1993 debut, or Ghostface Killah's
    Supreme Clientele, and there have been quieter releases that flew under the radar of
    even the most core fans. The Wu-Tang Clan is an American hip hop group from Staten
    Island, New York City, originally composed of East Coast rappers RZA, GZA, Ol' Dirty
    Bastard, Method Man, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, U-God and Masta
    Killa. The Clan, has reunited for an early October album release this year, titled "WuTang:
    The Saga Continues" via eOne Entertainment. The single titled, "People Say"
    feat Red Man, will blow fans away. This all-new collection will bring excitement to true
    Hip Hop fans and potential fans. It will take them on a true Wu expedition.
    1. Wu-Tang the Saga Continues Intro (feat. RZA)
    2. Lesson Learn'd (feat. Inspectah Deck and Redman)
    3. Fast and Furious (feat. Hue Hef and Raekwon)
    4. Famous Fighters (Skit)
    5. If Time is Money (Fly Navigation) [feat. Method Man]
    6. Frozen (feat. Method Man, Killah Priest and Chris Rivers)
    7. Berto and the Fiend"(Skit) [feat. Ghostface Killah]
    8. Pearl Harbor (feat. Ghostface Killah, Method Man, RZA and Sean Price)
    9. People Say (feat. Wu-Tang Clan and Redman)
    10. Family (Skit)
    11. Why Why Why (feat. RZA and Swnkah)
    12. G'd Up (feat. Method Man, R-Mean and Mzee Jones)
    13. If What You Say is True (feat. Wu-Tang Clan and Streetlife)
    14. Saga (Skit) [feat. RZA]
    15. Hood Go Bang! (feat. Method Man and Redman)
    16. My Only One (feat. Ghostface Killah, RZA, Cappadonna and Steven Latorre)
    17. Message
    18. The Saga Continues Outro (feat. RZA)
    Wu-Tang Clan
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    Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

    In Lucasfilm's Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past.
    1. Main Title and Escape
    2. Ahch-To Island
    3. Revisiting Snoke
    4. The Supremacy
    5. Fun With Finn and Rose
    6. Old Friends
    7. The Rebellion Is Reborn
    8. Lesson One
    9. Canto Bight
    10. Who Are You?
    11. The Fathiers
    12. The Cave
    13. The Sacred Jedi Texts
    14. A New Alliance
    15. "Chrome Dome"
    16. The Battle of Crait
    17. The Spark
    18. The Last Jedi
    19. Peace and Purpose
    20. Finale
    John Williams
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    Pearl Harbor (Pre-Order)

    The special release of this 12" features a brand new remix and artwork for "Pearl Harbor". The release will commemorate the passing of Sean Price on August 8th 2015. Price was featured on the Wu-Tang "Saga Continues ." Album back in 2017, NS was an original member of the underground rap crew, Boot Camp Clik. He was known as a prominent and lyrical God. He rose to fame back in the 1990s around the same time as some of the Wu-Tang original members. There was a mutual respect between the crews hailing from Brooklyn and Staten Island.
    1. Pearl Harbor (Remix)
    2. Pearl Harbor (Album Version)
    3. Pearl Harbor (Remix Clean)
    4. Pearl Harbor (Remix Instrumental)
    Wu-Tang Clan
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    Natural Born Killers Soundtrack

    Most soundtracks simply feature the film's incidental music or songs that were heard in the background throughout the movie. Not Natural Born Killers. Assembled by Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails), the soundtrack to Oliver Stone's brutally warped serial killer saga recreates the hallucinatory feeling of the film. Continuing with its soundtrack reissue campaign UMe will be reissing this title back on standard weight vinyl for the first time in years.
    1. Waiting For The Miracle
    2. Shitlist
    3. Moon Over Greene County
    4. Rock 'N' Roll Nigger (Flood Remix)
    5. Sweet Jane
    6. You Belong To Me
    7. The Trembler
    8. Burn
    9. Route 666
    10. Totally Hot

    11. Back In Baby's Arms
    12. Taboo
    13. Sex Is Violent
    14. History (Repeats Itself)
    15. Something I Can Never Have

    16. I Will Take You Home
    17. Drums A Go-Go
    18. Hungry Ants
    19. The Day The Niggaz Took Over
    20. Born Bad
    Various Artists
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    Runaljod Ragnarok

    Wardruna is finally ready to present their next album entitled 'Runaljod - Ragnarok'. It is the third installment in a trilogy of albums that began with 'Runaljod - gap var Ginnunga' (2009) and continued with 'Runaljod - Yggdrasil' (2013). In short, the ambitious idea behind the trilogy was to create musical interpretations of each of the twenty-four old Nordic runes. It proved to be a lengthy and challenging task. Some of the material on the album even date back to 2003 and the early stages of the project, when multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Einar Selvik started to develop the genre-defying sound and style that Wardruna have become known for. It is a contemporary sound, but one that is characterized by the use of old and historical instruments like Kraviklyra, taglharpe, goat horns, birchbark lures and more. The vocals range from whispering voices to melodic song and mighty choirs. All performed with sincerity and conviction.


    Musically and conceptually there is a clear continuity between all three of the albums, but with time and experience comes refinement. And new elements has certainly been added along the way. Most notable on 'Runaljod - Ragnarok' is the use of the Scandinavian bronze lures, whose iconic sound and appearance make them a perfect fit with Wardruna's instrumentation and concept. Special guest performances by Einar's own children and Skarvebarna children's choir must also be noted.


    'Runaljod - Ragnarok' was written, recorded and produced by Einar Selvik from 2003 to 2016 at his own Fimbulljóð studio.


    A short tour in support of the album will commence in November, with concerts in Norway, Germany, Poland, Netherlands, France, Sweden, Denmark and the UK. Many of the concerts were sold out quickly and further touring is planned for 2017. The saga continues.


    Wardruna


    Einar Selvik: Vocals, taglharpe, Kraviklyra, goat horn, tongue horn, bronze lure, flutes, drums, percussion and electronics. Lindy-Fay Hella: Vocals. Eilif Gundersen: Bronze lure, birchbark lure, goat horn, willow flute and ice percussion. Arne Sandvoll: Vocals. HC Dalgaard: Vocals. Kjell Braaten: Vocals.


    Ask Einarson Nybro and Tuva J. Einarsdatter Nybro sing on 'Odal' and 'Wunjo'. Skarvebarna Children's Choir sing on 'Wunjo'. Conducted by Ingjerd Almås Arnfinset.

    LP 1
    1. Tyr
    2. UruR
    3. Isa
    4. MannaR - Drivande
    5. MannaR - Liv


    LP 2
    1. Raido
    2. Pertho
    3. Odal
    4. Wunjo
    5. Runaljod

    Wardruna
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    With Doom We Come

    Ever since the release of their debut album Lugburz (1995) SUMMONING have proven themselves to be the true guardians of Middle Earth! What started out as a project deeply rooted in traditional black metal took an epic turn in the following years - evergreens like Dol Guldur (1996) and Let Mortal Heroes Sing Your Fame (2001) bear witness to a continuously refined soundscape. Five years after Old Mornings Dawn, Protector and Silenius have turned over a new leaf in their bottomless saga.


    Over eight tracks, With Doom We Come indulges all things sublime and majestic, while grandiose keyboard backgrounds and mystical intros weave pure atmosphere contrasting with raw black metal. Opener 'Tar-Calion' is a fitting ode to the last king of the island of Númenor, while 'Carcharoth' tells the bloodthirsty tale of Arda`s mightiest wolf. Sagas and myths culled from J.R.R. Tolkien`s vast universe are the black blood that courses through SUMMONING`s veins, and With Doom We Come the ultimate soundtrack to a fantastic journey!

    LP 1
    1. Tar-Calion
    2. Silvertine
    3. Carcharoth
    4. Herumor


    LP 2
    1. Night Fell Behind
    2. Barrow-downs
    3. Mirklands
    4. With Doom I Come

    Summoning
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    Breakfast In America (Pre-Order)


    Supertramp's Blockbuster Features Catchy Hooks, Rhapsodic Melodies, Symphonic Bluster, Meticulous Production: Breakfast in America Includes The Logical Song, Take the Long Way Home


    Mastered from the Original Master Tapes for Supreme Sonics: Mobile Fidelity's 180g Vinyl LP Presents the Record's Famed Dynamics, Colors, Tones, and Instrumentation in Full-Range Glory


    Supertramp's Breakfast in America has it all: Illustrious artwork. Sing-a-long hooks. Contagious melodies. Symphonic bluster. Rhapsodic thrust. Signature Wurlitzer electric piano sounds. Two Grammy Awards, including one for Best Engineered Album. More than 20 million copies sold. Four Billboard hit singles that continue to dominate radio airplay today. Every aspect of the chart-topping art-rock set screams blockbuster, not the least of which is the production, the result of painstaking studio setups and months of mixing. Now, you can experience the sonic brilliance in unprecedented clarity on Mobile Fidelity's definitive analog reissue.


    Mastered from the original master tapes and pressed at RTI, this numbered, limited-edition 180g LP wrings out the record's dynamics, colors, and tones in all their full-range glory. Absent artificial ceilings, Breakfast in America unfolds with an expansiveness and radiance that parallels the vibrancy of its iconic New York-themed cover. Crucial traits such as imaging, separation, balance, transients, and openness achieve near-epic levels of realism and presence. Songs unfold and breathe on mammoth soundstages that put the effort's legendary production - and stellar playing - into proper perspective. The 1979 set has been reissued multiple times in the past, but it's never sounded so engaging, lifelike, or entertaining. If you think you know the record backwards and forwards, wait until you hear this version.


    Indeed, aside from the undeniably catchy nature of the ten tracks, fun remains the most central element of Breakfast in America. The band even titled the record to fall in line with the overall joyful feeling of the material. About the latter: Few late 1970s rock albums feature a more cohesive, harmony-drenched parade of stunningly executed, wondrously arranged works. The collective offspring of members Rick Davies and Roger Hodgson, each tune reflects the creative pulses of each musician, with the resultant contrasts lending to their appeal. Davies' penchant for grittier, bluesy strands blends with Hodgson's witty, pop-leaning techniques. The combination proves unstoppable.


    Home to a quartet of commercial staples - The Logical Song, Goodbye Stranger, Take the Long Way Home, and the title track - Breakfast in America teems with arena-sized drama, meticulous craftsmanship, and mesmerizing refrains. Shrewd lyrical turns abound, whether on the phonetic, adjective-stacked The Logical Song, life-in-America portrait Child of Vision, or move-to-L.A. saga Gone Hollywood. U.S. references also dot the smash title track, which reflects the glib humor, romantic fantasies, and pop culture permeating the record.


    Breakfast in America also retains its vitality because of its expert instrumentation and placement. Deemed a a textbook-perfect album of post-Beatles, keyboard-centered English art rock that strikes the shrewdest possible balance between quasi-symphonic classicism and rock & roll by Rolling Stone shortly after its release, the record serves as a blueprint of reference-setting production and mixing. Check the scorching guitar outro on Goodbye Stranger, gospel accents on Lord Is It Mine, saxophone lines on Take the Long Way Home, or chemistry of the choruses on basically every piece here. It's enough to make one long for the 70s again.


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    1. Gone Hollywood
    2. Logical Song, The
    3. Goodbye Stranger
    4. Breakfast in America
    5. Oh Darling
    6. Take the Long Way Home
    7. Lord Is It Mine
    8. Just Another Nervous Wreck
    9. Casual Conversations
    10. Child of Vision
    Supertramp
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    Blonde On Blonde (Box Set) (Awaiting Repress)

    Ranked 9/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    That Thin, That Wild Mercury Sound: Dylans Ground-Shaking 1966 Double LP Sent Tremors Throughout the World


    Wider Grooves, Superior Sound: Mobile Fidelitys 45RPM Edition The Last Word in Analog Fidelity


    Recorded With One of The Most Ear-Awakening Lineups Ever Assembled: Al Kooper, Pig Robbins, Joe South, Kenny Buttrey, and The Bands Rick Danko and Robbie Robertson Among Musicians


    Vaudeville, Contemporary Pop, Fiery Rock and Roll, Memphis Blues, Folk-Derived Sagas Among Enriched Palette of Styles


    Blonde on Blonde: A double album that transcends time, defies space, suspends reality, and looks through the human soul and tells the listener characteristics about themselves they didnt know. Professor Sean Wilentz, historian-in-residence for Bob Dylans Web site, comes as close to summing up its brilliance in his superb Bob Dylan In America as any whove tried: The songs are rich meditations on desire, frailty, promises, boredom, hurt, envy, connections, missed connections, paranoia, and transcendent beautyin short, the lures and snare of love, stock themes of rock and pop music, but written with a powerful literary imagination and played out in a pop netherworld. No lie.


    As part of its Bob Dylan catalog restoration series, Mobile Fidelity is thoroughly humbled to have the privilege of mastering the iconic LP from the original master tapes and pressing it on 45RPM LPs at RTI. The end result is the very finest, most transparent analog edition of Blonde on Blonde ever produced. Forever renowned for what the Bard deemed that thin, that wild mercury sound, the albums famed aural character lives and breathes on this superb version, with wider and deeper grooves affording playback of previously buried information and lifelike presentation of the studio sessions.


    Forever prized for a unique sound that cultural critic Greil Marcus tagged the most glamorous record imaginable; listening you [can] see the checkered jesters suit Dylan had worn on stage for the nine previous, furious months, Blonde on Blonde is to music, production, prose, and performance as what hydrogen is to water. The secret to its inimitable aural character partially stems from Dylans request in Nashville to producer Bob Johnston to remove the baffles from the studio room, allowing the musicians to interact as well as the music to assume a more organic quality that drifts from one microphone to another. Mobile Fidelitys reissue captures this ensemble ambience, with echoes, resonation, and some of the most natural timbres youll ever hear in plain sight.


    The story of Blonde on Blonde is almost as compelling as the music within. Dylan, frustrated with how initial attempts fared in New York, relocating to Tennessee and pairing with Nashvilles top session players as well as members of what would become the Band, feverishly chasing perfectionism while also arriving at an on-the-fly feel that remains a reference point for recorded music. The Bard sweated over lyrics, demanded his band get the exact sounds he heard in his head, and limited most takes to a handful at most. A majority of songs were recorded long after midnight, the post-A.M. vibe reflected in the nocturnal aura, woozy optimism, inversion of intervals, and spiritual soulfulness of the playing.


    As for the tunes? Chapters of books and lengthy theses are dedicated to the sheer conscious-altering power, mythical weight, character cast, and convention-obscuring magnetism of the lyricsto say nothing of the sophisticated albeit pure playing within, as arrangements touch upon gospel, R&B, pop, traditional and contemporary blues, vaudeville, folk, and more. Then theres Dylans inventive phrasing, his manipulation of pitch and locution, helping the narratives to take on epic, inchoate, and cryptic meanings that continue to be deciphered to this day. Punch lines occur as frequently as romantic declarations, all delivered with salient references, traditional parallels, and elusive interpretations on par with those of Shakespeare.


    Visions of Johanna. I Want You. Rainy Day Women #12 & 35. Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands. Absolutely Sweet Marie. We could go on. Essential doesnt even begin to cover the genius of this record that, now, sounds better than Dylan himself can imagine.


    Given the sonic and artistic merit of this album, we anticipate huge demand.



    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
    2. Pledging My Time
    3. Visions of Johanna
    4. One of Must Know (Sooner or Later)
    5. I Want You
    6. Stuck Inside of Mobile With the Memphis Blues Again
    7. Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat
    8. Just Like a Woman
    9. Most Likely You Go Your Way (And Ill Go Mine)
    10. Temporary Like Achilles
    11. Absolutely Sweet Marie
    12. 4th Time Around
    13. Obviously 5 Believers
    14. Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands
    Bob Dylan
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    Jersey Shores

    Akimbo originally released the sinister and anthemic Jersey Shores on Neurot Recordings in 2008. Inspired by accounts of brutal and savage shark attacks that haunted the New Jersey coast for twelve bloody days in 1916, the band allowed the dark subject matter to fester into the grain of their instruments and recreated their sound anew. Steering away from the beer-fueled rock for rock's sake approach, the album explores a more mysterious and brooding territory than other releases and represents a new chapter of the Akimbo saga.

    With six hammering, primal, evocative, haunting tracks that transport the listener through 45 minutes of timeless fear, Jersey Shores is a new weapon for Akimbo after ten years of aggressive battle through the hallowed pits of the rock 'n' roll underground. This 180-gram vinyl gatefold reissue also marks the continued collaboration between the Seattle band and Alternative Tentacles.

    Matawan

    Bruder Vansant

    Lester Stillwell
    Rogue
    Great White Bull
    Jersey Shores
    Akimbo
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    Santa Rosa Fangs

    Santa Rosa Fangs is a stirring, stunning, and cinematic look and listen into the sometimes autobiographical, sometimes fictional journey of the venerable California musician Matt Costa through the tangled groves and grapevines of his home state.


    Throughout the album's twelve songs, Costa illuminates what he has learned and how he has grown in the past 15 years of his career. His music has taken him around the world, allowing him to work with diverse, respected artists and to connect with people everywhere-from his albums released on Brushfire Records to recording with Belle and Sebastian in Glasgow, to penning film scores and releasing a variety of genre-bending EP's, and to finally coming home to Los Angeles's Dangerbird Records for his first new proper full-length release in nearly five years. A rebirth in a sense, through his keen pop sensibility, studious songwriting, technical mastery, and a modern-meets-vintage sound bursting with bite, Costa has recorded the album of his career, one sure to reach new shores and sailors alike.


    "In the past 15 years of my career, I feel I've continually been breaking through, speaking out, and reaching different people," Costa says. "If one of my songs connects now to someone who didn't connect before, then we have a dialogue together. That's the point of music, to have that dialogue and tell a story, and to entertain with a sound that has depth."


    He began the recording of Santa Rosa Fangs over a year and a half ago, though some songs here predate that mark. Over the past few years, Costa had challenged himself to explore new terrain, from the acoustic-fingerpicking/lo-fi garage/experimental sounds of 2015's EP's to the acid-washed and reverb-laden soundtrack to the film Orange Sunshine to another complete album that never saw the light of day. Realizing he sought a collection of dyed-in-the-wool songs rather than sonic experiments, in July of 2017 he and producers Peter Matthew Bauer (The Walkmen) and Nick Stumpf (French Kicks) entered a studio to begin work.


    "There's a difference when I sit down to write sonic textures and when I sit with a guitar or piano and write a song," he says. "These new songs went back to a traditional sense, and when stripped back to their purest form, they still work. They tell a story, the melodies aren't leaning on anything, and they make instrumentation around them come to life in a new way, but their core is strong. My goal for the EP's was to develop conceptual ideas, making each one in a short period and with their own concepts; Orange Sunshine was a bigger exercise in that. Now, this record is all of those things I was exercising come into their own. It's more of a visualized record that takes you into the world of the Santa Rosa fangs."


    The tale of Santa Rosa Fangs centers around a young woman named Sharon, her two brothers Ritchie and Tony, and their story of love, loss, and coming of age in a timeless yet contemporary California. It is replete with long distance love affairs and nostalgic romances woven through the loom of tragedy and time. Interestingly, rather than setting out to create a specific narrative, Costa began noticing a theme in the new songs as he wrote them: an unconscious embodiment of the surroundings in which he himself had grown up. According to Costa, the titular teeth refer to that inescapable feeling of a romantic, tragic, and eternal bite that certain places and events will always hold on us.


    "I've interwoven my own stories into a fictional idea of what 'Santa Rosa Fangs' is, from my own time spent living in Northern and Southern California and years driving up and down the coast, seeing the landscape and where life can pull you within one state," Costa says. "It is all these things-the 'bite that is eternal, the smile in the neon'-and it has fangs. They stick with you: the romantic, the tragic, all that. It's the characters' story and my story, too, contemporary but still tortured by the past. It's a window into a time period but spoken as if it's the present. The beauty of love and loss doesn't have a date on it; it's timeless."


    The album follows the siblings as they search for love and meaning in their lives, which are ultimately cut short by the passing of both brothers in unrelated accidents. Sharon, left battling with her own mortality and forced to see through a shattered lens, becomes the story's grieving, guarded hero and, as Costa says, is "a little bit me, and a little bit everyone." Similarly, the origin of the characters has one foot in reality and one in the ether. The song "Ritchie" is based on a true family saga, as two of Costa's cousins were twin brothers who died within a year of each other in motorcycle and car accidents in the early 1980s. Likewise, "Phosphorescent Letter" is the story of a local friend's daughter who endured a long-distance, online relationship with a boyfriend in Australia; in that dramatic situation Costa saw a through-line for Sharon's tale. "Because she is so tortured by loss she's afraid of love, so she sets herself up for a distant relationship, illuminated on her phone," he says. "It's a real-love thing that happens frequently these days."


    Other concrete inspirations found their way into Santa Rosa Fangs as well. Costa imagined his creations in a setting similar to that of a Jim Jarmusch film, with dramatic events unfolding around them as they attempt to go about their daily lives as earnestly as possible. He also cites Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska as an influence for its songs and characters as well as its moments of sparseness. Like that iconic record, the cover of Santa Rosa Fangs is a stark black-and-white photograph tinged with deep red text, featuring three youths running along a freeway overpass. It's not clear whether the trio-Costa's real-life Orange County neighbors-are sprinting for joy or to escape some unknown entity; Costa hints that to him they are running away from the grabbing hands of time. "The song 'Time Tricks' is about that, too: it's inevitable and coming for you."


    Costa also found inspiration in working with Bauer and Stumpf, whom he had previously admired from a distance and whose music resumes he respects greatly. "I really connected with Pete and Nick and took their lead on several ideas," he says. "That's why you partner with someone-you want their input. I shaped things a little differently by listening through their ears than I would have otherwise." Costa cites "Real Love," an upbeat, heavy tune written in 5/4 time, as such a moment of collaboration. Originally intended as an acoustic song, he was encouraged by his producers to approach it from a fresh direction. "I had done that sort of thing before, a Nick Drake, fingerpicking type thing," he says. "Pete and Nick inspired me to take it to a new place. To write a driving rock song in 5/4 is a real challenge, but I had the basis in my pattern and we all drove it home with a really strong beat. On my own I might have stuck with a simpler take, but it felt good to tackle some new ground."


    In another circumstance, Costa again came up with two variations of the same song, but rather than being forced to choose between the two, he simply used both. As a result, "I Remember It Well" bookends the album, first as a rollicking, piano-driven number that sets the record's tone and pace, and second as a sparser, quiet version to end it. The latter was the initial version and was also the first song written for the album some four years ago. "That song is both the entrance and exit to this world, and also shows the process of how you can take a song, do it two ways, and both can be impactful and give you different feelings."


    No matter how his process or approach may change-in the present moment or in any era of coming-of-age throughout his decade-and-a-half-long career-Costa recognizes that one unique thing in his work will always stay the same: his perspective. "Essentially, what it comes down to is this: I sit down with a guitar, and these are songs," he says. "I've worked hard to understand how to produce them in certain ways. You can try to dress up a song and put a different sound to it, but if the song isn't that kind of song then it's not going to work. I've had to exercise both of those qualities equally-to know how to develop these sounds sonically, and then when I know sonically where I want it to go, I have to write to that. I guess that knowledge comes with 15 years of songwriting experience. I couldn't have made this record any other time than now."


    For Matt Costa, the world of Santa Rosa Fangs is the past, present, and future of his life all rolled up into one long stretch of sunlit California coastline.

    1. I Remember It Well
    2. Sharon
    3. Grudge
    4. Pacific Grove
    5. Santa Rosa Fangs
    6. Time Tricks
    7. Coming Around
    8. Ritchie
    9. Phosphorescent Letter
    10. Windy Smile
    11. Real Love
    12. I Remember It Well #2
    Matt Costa
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    Pressed On 2x 180-Gram Vinyl


    Housed In A Gatefold Sleeve & Contains An LP-Booklet And Double-Sided Inlay


    Etching On Side D (No Music)


    After nearly three dedicated decades, Schaffer, drummer Brent Smedley, vocalist Stu Block, bassist Luke Appleton, and new guitarist Jake Dreyer have assembled the fiercest Iced Earth record since 1996 milestone The Dark Saga and 1998's chart-blazer Something Wicked This Way Comes.


    Titled 'Incorruptible', Iced Earth's 12th record is inspired not by things political but by things personal. Since Plagues of Babylon landed in 2014 to heaps of praise and chart-topping success, Schaffer and team have weathered proverbial storms. Management shake-ups, Schaffer's well-publicized and very serious neck surgery-he's since fully recovered-and lineup shifts all played positively into Incorruptible. But that wasn't always the case.


    Written primarily by Schaffer over the course of several months - a process he calls "typical"- Incorruptible finds Iced Earth pivoting off everything they've learned-going all the way back to 1990's Iced Earth-to come away with an album that feels and sounds superlatively heavy metal. And definitely like Iced Earth.


    From the Viking-inspired power of opener 'Great Heathen Army' to the epic pirate-inspired 'Black Flag' to the aggression of 'Seven Headed Whore', based on the Whore of Babylon, Incorruptible bestows upon its listeners a ceaseless supply of killer riffs, a cavalcade of righteous vocals, a storm of drums, and continuous volleys of jaw-dropping solos.


    Certainly, after 27 years of releasing albums and 666 minutes-or thereabouts-of music, the multi-national band, with Schaffer at the helm, show no signs of slowing down, getting old, or venturing off the deep end.


    With a new lineup reconfigured, a newly completed Iced Earth headquarters to call home, a new record in ready for hails and headbangs, all powered by Schaffer's indestructible drive and infinite engine, it's clear Iced Earth are making 2017 their banner year. Songs like 'Clear the Way', 'Black Flag', 'Raven Wing', 'Ghost Dance (Awaken the Ancestors)', and 'Great Heathen Army' are destined for the halls of heavy metal greatness. In fact, Incorruptible is special. A contemporary classic. A legendary record barely out of the gate. It just feels like a record of import.

    1. Great Heathen Army
    2. Black Flag
    3. Raven Wing
    4. The Veil
    5. Seven Headed Whore
    6. The Relic (Part 1)
    7. Ghost Dance (Awaken The Ancestors)
    8. Brothers
    9. Defiance
    10. Clear The Way (December 13th, 1862)
    Iced Earth
    $26.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Temporarily out of stock
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