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    What If Nothing

    Pressed On 2x 180-Gram Colored Vinyl (One In Translucent Purple And One In Opaque White)


    What If Nothing is the new album from Walk The Moon. It features the single One Foot.

    1. Press Restart
    2. Headphones
    3. One Foot
    4. Surrender
    5. All I Want
    6. All Night
    7. Kamikaze
    8. Tiger Teeth
    9. Sound Of Awakening
    10. Feels Good To Be High
    11. Can't Sleep (Wolves)
    12. In My Mind
    13. Lost In The Wild
    Walk The Moon
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    Nothing Is Real

    Crystal antlers aren't really about making some shit we've heard before, but they do take notice of some important touchstones: powerful organ runs, ragged vocals and an ability to turn even relatively short songs into something that sounds beyond epic."

    - The Fader


    Merging psych, garage, lo-fi, prog, and countless other influences, the group easily maintains consistency despite a complete inability to be pinned to any specific movement or trend."

    - Pitchfork


    Art-garage whiplash at its finest."

    - AV Club


    It's hard not to admire these out-there dudes"

    - NME


    They're at the point where comparisons do little justice. They're just crystal antlers now."

    - LA Times


    Currently slated for a fall 2013 release is the newest Crystal Antlers full-length Nothing Is Real, featuring cover art by famed surf/skate/graffiti legend C.R. Stecyk III and recorded as the band returns to its most fundamental roots as an agile power trio - Jonny Bell, drummer Kevin Stuart and guitarist Andrew King.


    Nothing Is Real is Crystal Antlers going beyond the beyond, with songs that rattle and ricochet from desolation to delirium. Opener "Pray" sounds like what would have happened if Black Flag's Greg Ginn had produced the first Psychedelic Furs single; "Persephone" and "Anywhere But Here" match the desperate, relentless rhythm of the Wipers with the inside-out guitar melodies of the Pixies. "Licorice Pizza" recalls lost cult-punk heroes like the Flesh Eaters or the Embarrassment. On Nothing Is Real, you'll feel as much as hear echoes of bands like Wire, Sonic Youth and Dinosaur Jr.


    As Bell puts it, "With each album, we've tried to figure out ways to include more of our whole selves in the recordings, while still keeping things cohesive. And from growing up in punk bands, there always needs to be that little element of something that might piss someone off. We might be using a drum machine-but we're gonna use it completely the wrong way."

    1. Rattlesnake
    2. Licorice Pizza
    3. We All Gotta Die
    4. Paper Thin
    5. Persephone
    6. Anywhere But Here
    7. Don't Think Of The Stone
    8. Wrong Side
    9. Better Things
    10. Prisoner Song
    Crystal Antlers
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    All Or Nothing At All

    Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound


    ...the third (Billie Holiday album) to receive the two-disc 45 RPM treatment by Analogue Productions. ... Billie sounds like she's at the microphone in your living room. The instruments are spread out between the speakers and there is plenty of depth. A pristine original has a bit more pronounced vocal sibilance and air, and this reissue smooths that out a bit. That aside, this is a fabulous reissue of essential music. Highest recommendation. - Recording = 9.5/10; Music = 10/10 - Dennis D. Davis, Hi-Fi +, Issue 95


    ...these are all truly classic Verve titles that you simply don't want to miss...most importantly, the sound of these reissues is nothing short of astounding. Particularly the early Billie and Ella mono records are incredible treasures of sonic beauty. I'd definitely ask Santa for the whole set, or, if you want to cherry pick, the most classic titles. Whatever you decide, you owe yourself at least a half dozen! Winner of a 2012 Positive Feedback Online Writers' Choice Award - Danny Kaey, Positive Feedback Online, November/December 2011


    After the publication of her autobiography, Lady Sings The Blues, Billie Holiday was doing good business in clubs in what turned out to be a last burst of stardom. We cannot know why she stopped recording for Norman Granz after January 1957 - but the present collection is a magnificent culmination of her years with the producer.


    Originally released in 1955.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Do Nothing'Till You Hear From Me
    2. Cheek to Cheek
    3. Ill Wind
    4. Speak Low
    5. I Wished on the Moon
    6. But Not for Me
    7. All Or Nothing at All
    8. We'll Be Together Again
    9. Sophisticated Lady
    10. April In Paris
    11. Say It Isn't So
    12. Love Is Here to Stay
    Billie Holiday
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    I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got

    I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got became SinÉad O'Connor's popular breakthrough on the strength of the stunning Prince cover Nothing Compares 2 U, which topped the pop charts for a month. But even its remarkable intimacy wasn't adequate preparation for the harrowing confessionals that composed the majority of the album. Informed by her stormy relationship with drummer John Reynolds, who fathered O'Connor's first child before the couple broke up, I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got lays the singer's psyche startlingly and sometimes uncomfortably bare. The songs mostly address relationships with parents, children, and (especially) lovers, through which O'Connor weaves a stubborn refusal to be defined by anyone but herself. In fact, the album is almost too personal and cathartic to draw the listener in close, since O'Connor projects such turmoil and offers such specific detail. Her confrontational openness makes it easy to overlook O'Connor's musical versatility. Granted, not all of the music is as brilliantly audacious as I Am Stretched on Your Grave, which marries a Frank O'Connor poem to eerie Celtic melodies and a James Brown Funky Drummer sample. But the album plays like a tour de force in its demonstration of everything O'Connor can do: dramatic orchestral ballads, intimate confessionals, catchy pop/rock, driving guitar rock, and protest folk, not to mention the nearly six-minute a cappella title track. What's consistent throughout is the frighteningly strong emotion O'Connor brings to bear on the material, while remaining sensitive to each piece's individual demands. Aside from being a brilliant album in its own right, I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got foreshadowed the rise of deeply introspective female singer/songwriters like Tori Amos and Sarah McLachlan, who were more traditionally feminine and connected with a wider audience. Which takes nothing away from anyone; if anything, it's evidence that, when on top of her game, O'Connor was a singular talent.

    - Steve Huey (All Music Guide)
    1. Feel So Different (2009 Remastered Version)
    2. I Am Stretched On Your Grave (2009 Remastered Version)
    3. Three Babies (2009 Remastered Version)
    4. The Emperor's New Clothes (2009 Remastered Version)
    5. Black Boys On Mopeds (2009 Remastered Version)
    6. Nothing Compares 2 U (2009 Remastered Version)
    7. Jump In The River (2009 Remastered Version)
    8. You Cause As Much Sorrow (2009 Remastered Version)
    9. The Last Day Of Our Acquaintance (2009 Remastered Version)
    10. I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got (2009 Remastered Version)
    Sinead O'Connor
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    Bloomed


    Remastered


    Includes CD With Bonus Tracks


    The March entry in our 25th anniversary reissue series is Bloomed, the 1994 debut album
    from Richard Buckner. The album will be remastered and released on 180-gram
    vinyl and will include a CD containing 11 bonus tracks of radio sessions, live
    performances, and original recordings of songs that appeared on future releases.
    Spin magazine described Buckner as "equal parts Bay Area bohemian and dust bowl
    traditionalist" and named Bloomed one of its best albums of 1994, while Pitchfork
    wrote, "It's a traditional outsider-country record in the lineage of Townes Van Zandt.
    Buckner's voice is all honey and oak, his guitar style elaborately twanging, his constant
    subject matter heartache."


    Richard Buckner provides some background on the album:


    Bloomed was originally (erroneously?) released on an unnamable German label in 1994.
    I was living in San Francisco at the time, having just moved out of a residential hotel
    and into the 1906 hilltop prefab that adorns the cover. At the time, I was heading a
    band called The Doubters. We were playing high profile events such as The Covered
    Wagon Saloon's Musical Barstools, but weren't making much headway. We had been
    turned down consistently every year by SXSW, but I was somehow finagled in as
    an unannounced guest onto an already unofficial SXSW showcase created by Butch
    Hancock at his gallery in downtown Austin. There, I met up again with Lloyd Maines,
    who agreed to produce my first record.


    Maines and I met in Lubbock, TX, a few months later, where we worked with
    Lubbock musicians in a small recording studio walled in wooden shingles Sharpied
    with bible passages from various church groups that also enjoyed working there.
    It was 112°F the morning I arrived under the suspicious (Californians are merely
    B-grade yankees) gaze of downtown's Buddy Holly statue. That first night there, it
    hailed so hard that heaven's angry pellets were storming in under my motel door. It
    only let up for a few moments that first night, allowing me to run across the street to
    get a butter burger and fries to go. We finished four days later and I flew back to San
    Francisco, dismembered the band, and embarked on a tour that would last about 20
    years (or a few days, if you count what I actually remember).


    Nothing's changed. I'm still dodging the sky and busking to strangers.

    LP
    1. Blue and Wonder
    2. Rainsquall
    3. 22
    4. Mud
    5. Six Years
    6. This is Where
    7. Gauzy Dress in the Sun
    8. Daisychain
    9. Desire
    10. Up North
    11. Surprise, AZ
    12. Cradle to the Angel


    CD
    1. The Last Ride
    2. Settled Down
    3. The Worst Way
    4. Emma
    5. Hutchinson (Recorded in 1995 at Black Eyed Pig in San Francisco by Kyle Statham)
    6. Surprise, AZ (Recorded in 1996 at World CafÉ)
    7. Blue and Wonder (Recorded in 1997 at KCRW)
    8. Still Lookin For You-Townes Van Zandt (Recorded in 1997 at World CafÉ)
    9. Up North
    10. Six Years
    11. Gauzy Dress in the Sun (Recorded live at The Starry Plough, Berkeley CA 2/25/1995)

    Richard Buckner
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    Dormarion

    Telekinesis is both a band and a person. Now a grizzled and wizened 26 year old, Michael Benjamin Lerner has recorded his third album, Dormarion. The record is, in ways both practical and profound, the sound of a man figuring out exactly who he is. Also, it's a total fucking hoot. Lerner originally intended to record the album completely on his own. Instead, he made the record in two weeks with Spoon drummer Jim Eno in his Austin, TX studio, Public Hi-Fi. On Dormarion Lane, to be specific. "It's a beautiful-sounding word, and if you Google it, nothing but this one tiny street comes up," says Lerner. "No origin, no description. I can't tell you what the word means. It's like something from Lost."
    1. Power Lines
    2. Empathetic People
    3. Ghosts and Creatures
    4. Wires
    5. Lean on Me
    6. Symphony
    7. Dark to Light
    8. Little Hill
    9. Ever True
    10. Island #4
    11. Laissez-faire
    12. You Take It Slowly
    Telekinesis
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    Don't Play That Song

    Don't Play That Song is the third studio album by Ben E. King. The album was released in 1962 and was home to five notable singles: Stand by Me, Ecstasy, First Taste of Love, Here Comes The Night and the title track, Don't Play That Song. Ecstasy, Here Comes The Night, First Taste of Love, and Young Boy Blues, were all in the Billboard Hot 100 Chart in 1961/1962.


    This album, like its predecessors, dates from a period in which producers and engineers were figuring out what one could do with Soul and R&B in terms of engineering, and the sound separation and textures are nothing if not vibrant and alluring in their own right, separate from the music.

    1. Don't Play That Song (You Lied)
    2. Ecstasy
    3. On The Horizon
    4. Show Me The Way
    5. Here Comes The Night
    6. First Taste Of Love
    7. Stand By Me
    8. Yes
    9. Young Boy Blues
    10. The Hermit Of Misty Mountain
    11. I Promise Love
    12. Brace Yourself
    Ben E. King
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    Static Prevails

    With their third album Clarity being one of the most overlooked masterpieces of 1999, Static Prevails is Jimmy Eat World paying their dues in 1996. It could be the slight over-production (a curse that has always haunted the band), being on a major label for the first time, or them trying to get a feel for pulling fancy studio tricks (i.e., numerous backing vocals, cellos, and Moog additions). Maybe it's all three, but what Static Prevails essentially lacks is the songwriting maturity that Jimmy Eat World could have perfected; but it's almost as if the studio heads at Capitol wouldn't let them so that there would be more room for radio-friendly pop songs. In the end, nobody won. However, tracks such as Anderson Mesa, Call It in the Air, and Seventeen don't cross that line of boring alternative rock but remain in that aggressive pop status. Nothing close to classic, but definitely a sign of better things to come.
    1. Thinking, That's All
    2. Rockstar
    3. Claire
    4. Call In It The Air
    5. Seventeen
    6. Episode IV
    7. Digits
    8. Caveman
    9. World Is Static
    10. In The Same Room
    11. Robot Factory
    12. Anderson Mesa
    13. 77 Satellites
    14. What Would I Say To You Now
    Jimmy Eat World
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  • London Collection, Volume 1 London Collection, Volume 1 Quick View

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    London Collection, Volume 1

    The First Installment of Monk's Final Recording Sessions as a Leader


    Mastered from Original Analog Tapes by Grammy Award Winner Bernie Grundman


    Pressed on 180 Gram Audiophile-Grade Vinyl at Pallas Group in Germany


    11/11 Music & Sound (Michael Fremer / Analog Planet)


    What if you could be a fly on the wall at Thelonious
    Monk's final recording sessions as leader? Now you
    can. Offering tremendous late-period performances,
    The London Collection Volume 1 is nothing but Monk,
    improvisational, unhinged, and unrestrained.


    Originally released by the UK label Black Lion, an imprint
    that specialized in resurrecting rare gems from US jazz
    and blues legends, The London Collection Volume 1
    marks what are indisputably Monk's final significant
    contributions and a can't-miss opportunity for collectors
    and enthusiasts to get closer to the man and his music.
    The album was mastered from the original analog tapes
    at Bernie Grundman Studios, and pressed on 180gram
    vinyl at Pallas Group in Germany.


    "The sound here is so transparent, the pressing quality
    so superb, the vinyl so quiet, if you set the level just so,
    I think you'll agree with me that the title of this review is
    not hyperbole: turn out the lights and Monk has been
    brought back to life to play just for you!"
    - Michael Fremer / Analog Planet

    1. Trinkle, Tinkle [Take 3]
    2. Crepuscule With Nellie [Take 2]
    3. Darn That Dream
    4. Little Rootie Tootie
    5. Meet Me Tonight in Dreamland
    6. Nice Work If You Can Get It
    7. My Melancholy Baby
    8. Jackie-Ing
    9. Lover Man
    10. Blue Sphere
    Thelonious Monk
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    Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap

    There's a real sense of menace to Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, the title song of AC/DC's third album. More than most of their songs to date, it captured the seething malevolence of Bon Scott, the sense that he reveled in doing bad things, encouraged by the maniacal riffs of Angus and Malcolm Young who provided him with their most brutish rock & roll yet. But for as glorious as the title track was, the entire album served as a call to arms from a group that wanted nothing more than to celebrate the dirtiest, nastiest instincts humans could have, right down to the insurgent anti-authority vibe that runs throughout the record. Take Big Balls -- sure, it's a dirty joke, but it's a dirty joke with class overthrow in mind. There's a sense on Dirty Deeds that AC/DC is storming the gates -- they're problem children sick of waiting around to be a millionaire, so they're gonna make their own money, even if they take down others as they go. That's what gives Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap its supercharged, nervy pulse; there's a real sense of danger to this record, something that can't be hidden beneath the jokes. Maybe that's why the album wasn't released in the U.S. until 1981, after Bon's death, after AC/DC had become millionaires -- if it arrived any earlier, it would have been too insurrectionist for the common good.

    -Stephen Thomas Erlewine (All Music Guide)
    1. Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap

    2. Love at First Feel
    3. Big Balls
    4. Rocker
    5. Problem Child
    6. There's Gonna Be Some Rockin'

    7. Ain't No Fun (Waiting Round to Be a Millionaire)

    8. Ride On
    9. Squealer
    AC / DC
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    Villains

    Housed In a Gatefold With Two Inner Sleeves & A Lyric Sheet

    Etching On Side 4 (No Music)

    The title Villains isn't a political statement. It has nothing to do with Trump or any of that shit. It's simply 1) a word that looks fantastic and 2) a comment on the three versions of every scenario: yours, mine and what actually happened Everyone needs someone or something to rail against-their villain-same as it ever was. You can't control that.The only thing you can really control is when you let go.-Joshua Homme

    Hundreds of epic shows, memory lapses, unexplained injuries, one yearlong detour with Iggy Pop and multiple Grammy nominations later, Queens Of The Stone Age reemerge from the desert newly scarred and somehow strangely prettier with lucky seventh album, Villains, set for release on Matador Records.

    Produced by Mark Ronson and co-produced by Mark Rankin and mixed by Alan Moulder, Villains is the first full album offering from Queens Of The Stone Age since 2013's Like Clockwork gave the band its first #1 albumin the U.S. Like the stunning artwork of returning illustrator Boneface, the sonic signatures of the lineup that took Like Clockwork around the world and back are as unmistakable as ever, though coexisting with sufficient new twists to induce recurring double takes. As Homme himself puts it, The most important aspect of making this record was redefining our sound, asking and answering the question 'what do we sound like now?' If you can't make a great first record, you should just stop-but if you can make a great record but you keep making records and your sound doesn't evolve, you become a parody of that original sound.

    Longtime Queens cohort co-producer Mark Rankin added, After the baptism of fire that was Like Clockwork,I was excited to get into the studio again with the challenge of pushing the sound for this record, especially with the addition of Ronson into the creative mix What we've made is forward looking yet unmistakably Queens.

    LP 1
    1. Feet Don't Fail Me
    2. The Way You Used to Do
    3. Domesticated Animals
    4. Fortress
    5. Head Like a Haunted House
    6. Un-Reborn Again


    LP 2
    1. Hideaway
    2. The Evil Has Landed
    3. Villains of Circumstance

    Queens of the Stone Age
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  • The Swamps The Swamps Quick View

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    The Swamps

    The Swamps is the newest release from American swoon lords Widowspeak. It arrives as bridge between the duo's sophomore album, Almanac, and
    an as yet untitled third studio record. Here the band's characteristic sonic
    landscapes, haunting harmonies, and layers of delicate guitar-work usher in
    a new chapter in their dark and dreamy catalog. Inspired by the light-choked
    wetlands of its title, The Swamps brims with songs about fears of stagnation
    and the pitfalls of nostalgia, but never relinquishes Widowspeak's melodic
    optimism.


    "The Swamps is a six-song collection that's intended to act as a bridge between
    Almanac and the band's as-yet-untitled third album; "True Believer" is the penultimate song to appear on the EP's tracklisting, and it finds Molly Hamilton and Robert
    Earl Thomas pushing their sound even further in a warm, lush direction, with a sliding
    melody that sounds almost tropical in construct."
    - Pitchfork


    " It's truly, sweepingly lovely. People would go insane if Mazzy Star dropped a new
    track tomorrow, but nothing Mazzy Star might do in 2013 could be more beautiful
    than what Widowspeak are actually doing right here. Thus, people should be going
    insane about this."
    - Stereogum

    1. Theme from The Swamps
    2. Smoke and Mirrors
    3. Calico
    4. Brass Bed
    5. True Believer
    6. The Swamps
    Widowspeak
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    Ones and Sixes

    Ones and Sixes is the new album from the Duluth-based trio of Alan Sparhawk, Mimi Parker and Steve Garrington, collectively known as Low. Ones and Sixes was co-produced by Low and BJ Burton at Justin Vernon's April Base Studios in Eau Claire, WI. "In our 20+ years of writing songs, I've learned that no matter how escapist, divergent, or even transcendent the creative process feels, the result is more beholden to what is going on at the moment. It's hard to admit that one is so influenced by what is in front of us. Doesn't it come from something magical and far away? No, it comes from here. It comes from now. I'm not going to tell you what this record is about because I have too much respect for that moment when you come to know it for yourself." - Alan Sparhawk, Low I spent much of 2002 in Germany, studying literature, collecting new experiences and attempting to process the existential crises so typical of your early 20s. Low - especially their album Things We Lost in the Fire, which I listened to for countless hours - was one of the few bands who helped me along with this. Their slow-growing, minimal, yet expansive songs just beg for introspection. Demand it, even. They cultivate a sense of grandeur and inquiry with their melancholic tone, which, if you're anything like me, sets you right down in front of the mirror for some much-neglected self-assessment. Is Low somehow The Velvet Undergound's song "I'll Be Your Mirror" transubstantiated into band form? As Alan said above, the meanings of the songs are transitory. Even if there was a specific impetus, nothing needs explaining beyond what the song itself reveals. It's an exercise on Low's end and, when the music is released, it becomes one for us. Ones and Sixes takes everything Low excels at and dips it in a heavy gold plating of industrial-leaning electronics. This catapults to new and extreme heights the innate beauty their music has always had. It's a series of contrasts: stunning and menacing, gorgeous and frightening, giving and desperate, and, ultimately, unbearably heavy and unbearably light. From one to six and back again. -Dee Dee Penny (Dum Dum Girls), NYC, June 2015
    1. Gentle
    2. No Comprende
    3. Spanish Translation
    4. Congregation
    5. No End
    6. Into You
    7. What Part of Me
    8. The Innocents
    9. Kid in the Corner
    10. Lies
    11. Landslide
    12. DJ
    Low
    $23.99
    Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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    The Blood Of Gods (Pink Vinyl) (Out Of Stock)

    Pressed On Pink Colored Vinyl


    The story of GWAR is carved across the history of this barren and hopeless planet, but GWAR themselves are not of this world Their story begins in the deepest reaches of outer space. Long ago, the beings who would become the rock band GWAR were part of an elite fighting force, the Scumdogs of the Universe. For eons, they served as thralls to a supreme being known only as the Master. But one by one, each future member of the band earned a glaring reputation for being an intergalactic fuck-up. And so, they were banished, sent away on a fool's errand to conquer an insignificant shitball floating in a dark corner of the universe: the planet Earth. Once here, GWAR shaped the face of the globe, destroying and rebuilding the natural world, and giving rise to all of human history. Aliens to some, gods and demons to others, our erstwhile Scumdogs fucked apes to create the human race, and this fateful unplanned pregnancy would prove to be truly disastrous!


    Their new album, The Blood of Gods, is nothing less than a sacred text chronicling the rise of humanity against their makers, and the massive battle between GWAR and the forces of all that is uptight and wrong with the world. Along the way, the band challenges the sins of their great mistake, from politics, pollution, and organized religion, to fast food, and factory farming. Humans are shown as what they are: a parasitical disease that must be eradicated before they suck the planet dry. Meanwhile, Sleazy P. Martini, the crooked entrepreneur who discovered the Scumdogs, and has always envisioned them as a sort of horrific boy band, finally managed to convince the group to write a hit song called "I'll Be Your Monster." If all goes according to plan, it may be just stupid enough to work!


    Of course, The Blood of Gods is the first GWAR album without the band's fallen leader, Oderus Urungus. The title of the album refers to the loss of Oderus, and the struggles and triumphs that produced the new sound of the band. Born of adversity, The Blood of Gods is a sonic scar a question asked and answered Death cannot kill GWAR. Nothing can. GWAR LIVES MOTHERFUCKERS!

    1. War on GWAR
    2. Viking Death Machine
    3. El Presidente
    4. I'll Be Your Monster
    5. Auroch
    6. Swarm
    7. The Sordid Soliloquy of Sawborg Destructo
    8. Death to Dickie Duncan
    9. Crushed by the Cross
    10. Fuck This Place
    11. Phantom Limb
    12. If You Want Blood (You Got It)
    Gwar
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    Villains (Deluxe Edition)

    Deluxe LP Pressed On Heavyweight 180-Gram Vinyl At Pallas

    Includes 14 Lyric Inserts

    Housed In a Gatefold With Pocket To Hold 14 Lyric Inserts

    Etching On Side 4 (No Music)

    The title Villains isn't a political statement. It has nothing to do with Trump or any of that shit. It's simply 1) a word that looks fantastic and 2) a comment on the three versions of every scenario: yours, mine and what actually happened Everyone needs someone or something to rail against-their villain-same as it ever was. You can't control that.The only thing you can really control is when you let go.-Joshua Homme

    Hundreds of epic shows, memory lapses, unexplained injuries, one yearlong detour with Iggy Pop and multiple Grammy nominations later, Queens Of The Stone Age reemerge from the desert newly scarred and somehow strangely prettier with lucky seventh album, Villains, set for release on Matador Records.

    Produced by Mark Ronson and co-produced by Mark Rankin and mixed by Alan Moulder, Villains is the first full album offering from Queens Of The Stone Age since 2013's Like Clockwork gave the band its first #1 albumin the U.S. Like the stunning artwork of returning illustrator Boneface, the sonic signatures of the lineup that took Like Clockwork around the world and back are as unmistakable as ever, though coexisting with sufficient new twists to induce recurring double takes. As Homme himself puts it, The most important aspect of making this record was redefining our sound, asking and answering the question 'what do we sound like now?' If you can't make a great first record, you should just stop-but if you can make a great record but you keep making records and your sound doesn't evolve, you become a parody of that original sound.

    Longtime Queens cohort co-producer Mark Rankin added, After the baptism of fire that was Like Clockwork,I was excited to get into the studio again with the challenge of pushing the sound for this record, especially with the addition of Ronson into the creative mix What we've made is forward looking yet unmistakably Queens.

    LP 1
    1. Feet Don't Fail Me
    2. The Way You Used to Do
    3. Domesticated Animals
    4. Fortress
    5. Head Like a Haunted House
    6. Un-Reborn Again


    LP 2
    1. Hideaway
    2. The Evil Has Landed
    3. Villains of Circumstance

    Queens of the Stone Age
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    American V: A Hundred Highways

    The ethical questions surrounding this final album in the American Recordings series are as unavoidable as they are, ultimately, peripheral. While the
    vocal tracks were recorded in the months just prior to Johnny Cash's passing in September 2003, the arrangements weren't undertaken until two years
    later. And though producer Rick Rubin had become a trusted friend, the Man in Black wasn't around to approve or disapprove, let alone guide, the final
    sessions. However, if the pure power of these recordings doesn't quiet the skeptics, nothing will. With Heartbreakers Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench
    and slide guitar session pro Smokey Hormel on board (all three of whom appear on earlier Cash albums), along with guitarists Matt Sweeney and Johnny
    Polansky, the sound is stately and acoustic, but rarely staid, even as the dynamics of earlier recordings in the series are absent. Instead, the songs have
    a measured, elegiac intensity, the sound of musicians choosing their notes carefully and making just the right choices.


    The songs Cash sings are, unsurprisingly, confessional and reflective: his mortality and his mistakes, his maker and his salvation, and the loss of his wife
    June and the end of his career may have weighed on his mind, but in these songs he both embodies and transcends his personal history. On God's
    Gonna Cut You Down, as the musicians clap and stomp behind him, his voice cuts through the air like that same avenging hand. On the new original
    Like the 309--the last song Cash ever wrote--he cops to being short of breath, and that voice becomes a metaphor for what each of us will one day face.
    On Gordon Lightfoot's If You Read My Mind, Rubin flirts with overwhelming the damp bittersweetness of Cash's phrasing in tasteful atmospherics, but
    the voice is implacable, hitting and finding notes one never expected he'd have the will to find. Likewise, it's hard to believe this is his first recording of Ian
    Tyson's Four Strong Winds; the elemental narrative seems to have been written for him. Two songs, however, Cash has recorded before: the bornagain
    hymn I Came to Believe and the final spiritual, I'm Free from the Chain Gang Now. The latter especially is a definitive testament, as is his version
    of Bruce Springsteen's Further On (Up the Road). One sunny morning we'll rise, I know / And I'll meet you further on up the road, he sings. If only,
    John, if only. --Roy Kasten

    1. Help Me (Album Version)
    2. God's Gonna Cut You Down (Album Version)
    3. Like The 309 (Album Version)
    4. If You Could Read My Mind (Album Version)
    5. Further On Up The Road (Album Version)
    6. On The Evening Train (Album Version)
    7. I Came To Believe (Album Version)
    8. Love's Been Good To Me (Album Version)
    9. A Legend In My Time (Album Version)
    10. Rose Of My Heart (Album Version)
    11. Four Strong Winds (Album Version)
    12. I'm Free From The Chain Gang Now (Album Version)
    Johnny Cash
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    Despite the fact that the band's best days were obviously behind them, a live album for AC/DC was all but completely necessary. After all, the group's first live release, If You Want Blood You've Got It, was recorded at a time when AC/DC was nothing more than a cult act that had yet to produce many of its future rock staples. Though recorded well into their career on the Razor's Edge 1991 tour, AC/DC Live surprisingly captures the hype and excitement that made AC/DC such a hit in their heyday. The set list wisely overlooks the songs from the band's mid-'80s slump and concentrates on hard rock hits such as 'Hells Bells,' 'Back in Black,' 'Highway to Hell,' and 'Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap.' Brian Johnson's voice may not be as strong as in the early '80s, but he still sounds competent in his role. All too often, a live album is a cheaply made, rushed recording that only serves as a testament to a band's decline. AC/DC Live, however, shows what makes this band different from their peers here they are still entirely capable of pulling off a great live show. This ranks among the best live metal albums of the '90s. [In February 2003, the American distribution rights to AC/DC's back catalog transferred over to Epic, their new label. Epic reissued the band's catalog as remastered digipacks containing lavish, expanded booklets with plenty of rare photographs, memorabilia, and notes. Although the digipacks may wear a little too easy, the sound is terrific clean and muscular, enhancing the raw qualities of the original record and the packaging is loving, making the reissues necessary for collectors.
    1. Thunderstruck
    2. Shoot To Thrill
    3. Back In Black
    4. Sin City
    5. Who Made Who
    6. Fire Your Guns
    7. Jailbreak
    8. The Jack
    9. The Razor's Edge
    10. Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
    11. Hells Bells
    12. Heatseeker
    13. That's The Way I Wanna Rock 'N' Roll
    14. High Voltage
    15. You Shook Me All Night Long
    16. Whole Lotta Rosie
    17. Let There Be Rock
    18. Highway To Hell
    19. T.N.T.
    20. For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)
    AC / DC
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    New Bermuda (Deluxe)

    Limited Edition Deluxe 2 LP Set with Embossing & Foil Stamp


    San Francisco's Deafheaven found massive critical success when their 2013 album Sunbather was an unexpected crossover hit, earning the band a 92/100 Metacritic score and ending the year as the best reviewed album of 2013. No one could have anticipated a band that drew from equal parts Weakling and My Bloody Valentine ascending to such heights, and that incomprehensibility added to the band's singularity and allure.


    Two years later, founding members George Clarke and Kerry McCoy began working on their ANTI debut, New Bermuda, with a new perspective. Says Clarke: "Sunbather yearned for something better. New Bermuda focuses on the idea of false promise, achieving something and wondering if it's what you really wanted in the first place." McCoy shares that sentiment: "Sunbather sounds like people who have nothing but are satisfied with life. There's an uplifting quality to it. But New Bermuda is a very tense record." McCoy cites death metal demigods Dissection and Morbid Angel, the blackened death pioneers Behemoth, and Cliff Burton-era Metallica as influences on the new album.


    As New Bermuda progresses, Deafheaven travels further outside of their comfort zone, feasting on other niches of underground metal and offsetting the blunt force of their feral rage with more complex and nuanced beauty. A sophisticated and subdued pop element kicks off "Baby Blue", before the band abruptly shifts into an amalgam of NWOBHM's anthemic urgency and thrash metal's racing chugs. There's a brief comedown where the band veers into the musique concrete soundscapes and hushed melodrama of early Godspeed You! Black Emperor before "Come Back" resumes the band's merciless assault of stampeding drums and vitriolic guitar harmonies, only to shift mid-song into the somber territories of 4AD's early catalog. Which is not to say that Deafheaven have softened their approach; New Bermuda offers the most punishing music of the band's career in the wake of their greatest success.

    1. Brought to the Water
    2. Luna
    3. Baby Blue
    4. Come Back
    5. Gifts for the Earth
    Deafheaven
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    New Bermuda

    San Francisco's Deafheaven found massive critical success when their 2013 album Sunbather was an unexpected crossover hit, earning the band a 92/100 Metacritic score and ending the year as the best reviewed album of 2013. No one could have anticipated a band that drew from equal parts Weakling and My Bloody Valentine ascending to such heights, and that incomprehensibility added to the band's singularity and allure.


    Two years later, founding members George Clarke and Kerry McCoy began working on their ANTI debut, New Bermuda, with a new perspective. Says Clarke: "Sunbather yearned for something better. New Bermuda focuses on the idea of false promise, achieving something and wondering if it's what you really wanted in the first place." McCoy shares that sentiment: "Sunbather sounds like people who have nothing but are satisfied with life. There's an uplifting quality to it. But New Bermuda is a very tense record." McCoy cites death metal demigods Dissection and Morbid Angel, the blackened death pioneers Behemoth, and Cliff Burton-era Metallica as influences on the new album.


    As New Bermuda progresses, Deafheaven travels further outside of their comfort zone, feasting on other niches of underground metal and offsetting the blunt force of their feral rage with more complex and nuanced beauty. A sophisticated and subdued pop element kicks off "Baby Blue", before the band abruptly shifts into an amalgam of NWOBHM's anthemic urgency and thrash metal's racing chugs. There's a brief comedown where the band veers into the musique concrete soundscapes and hushed melodrama of early Godspeed You! Black Emperor before "Come Back" resumes the band's merciless assault of stampeding drums and vitriolic guitar harmonies, only to shift mid-song into the somber territories of 4AD's early catalog. Which is not to say that Deafheaven have softened their approach; New Bermuda offers the most punishing music of the band's career in the wake of their greatest success.

    1. Brought to the Water
    2. Luna
    3. Baby Blue
    4. Come Back
    5. Gifts for the Earth
    Deafheaven
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    Major Handy

    Major Handy was actually born Joseph Majay Handy, May 15, 1947. He thinks, if he understands what his mother's told him, that his parents had a child before him and named that boy Joseph Majay Handy. That son died near birth, and when the couple had their next child, also a boy, they decided to reuse the name. Eventually, after people had trouble recognizing the correct pronunciation, the middle name Majay morphed into Major. He says he did go by his first name initially. A lot of people called me 'Joe,' but that didn't ring no bell. And so, Major Handy it became.


    Handy was born and raised as the oldest of seven children in St. Martinville, Louisiana, the parish seat of St. Martin Parish and right on the Bayou Teche. It's a rural town about 15 miles southeast of Lafayette and is generally considered the heart of the Creole and Cajun melting pot that makes this specific sub-region unique to anywhere else in the world. It's from right here that so much of the culture - the food, music, swamp life - that people associate with Louisiana comes.


    Like with many people from St. Martinville, Handy's heritage is Creole, meaning it's tangled. I'm like a gumbo - everything. Alligator, fish, shrimp, Indian, Negro, white, whatever...I guess that's what that is. But I was raised as a black person, he says. The only time I ever mingled with white people was the music thing. 'Cause I didn't go to school with white people. I quit school in the ninth grade (just before school desegregation in Louisiana).


    Handy's earliest musical inspiration came from his father, who had an old accordion that he toyed with as nothing more than a pastime, and some cousins who were fooling around with music. I saw that, and I wanted to take it and be better, Handy says. The first thing I picked up was a guitar. And I took it from there. His first professional gig came on bass in a cousin's band. From there it was back to guitar and eventually accordion as a bandleader. In between, he played in the bands of Rockin' Dopsie for many years as well as in the very first incarnation of Buckwheat Zydeco just after Buckwheat had left Clifton Chenier.


    While he'd recorded previously as a bandleader, Handy's 2008 APO Records release Zydeco Feeling marked his first widely distributed release in 25 years.

    1. Jalapeno Cornbread
    2. Bad Luck And Trouble
    3. Well I Done Got Over It
    4. Zydeco Feeling
    5. Te Ni Nee Ni Nu
    6. Lost My Baby
    Major Handy
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    ...Little Broken Hearts

    Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearant Audio from the original source recordings!


    200-gram audiophile vinyl double-LP pressing by Quality Record Pressings. Gatefold, tip-on jackets on heavy cardboard stock, deluxe high quality!


    Part of Analogue Productions' reissue of the Norah Jones' solo catalog, featuring the individual albums Come Away With Me, Feels Like Home, Not Too Late, The Fall and Little Broken Hearts. Each album will also be featured in an exclusive LP box set to come that will include Norah's Covers album!


    Norah Jones' Little Broken Hearts was created in collaboration with producer Brian Danger Mouse Burton, best known as the producing ace for Gnarls Barkley with singer Cee Lo Green. Jones and Danger Mouse wrote all of the material for the album together at the producer's studio in Los Angeles, and the duo performed all of the instruments themselves. This is their second time working together - Jones previously appeared as a vocalist on Rome, Danger Mouse's collaboration with Italian composer Daniele Luppi. Though Little Broken Hearts is the result of a partnership between Jones and Danger Mouse, the record will be credited only to her.


    The album's sound ranges from experimental chamber serenades to stark, electronic-embellished confessions. It's obviously very different than anything Norah's ever done, Burton says. I don't know what people will think - I hope they like it, and she doesn't lose a bunch of fans.


    I'd never gone in with nothing and wrote songs from scratch, and I'd never played bass before on a record, Jones told Rolling Stone. I was out of my comfort zone - but I was comfortable because we're friends.


    Adds Burton, The best thing was having just the two of us on those first sessions, not a whole band. Norah had as many, if not more, great ideas than I did.


    One of the boldest departures is Take It Back, which features fuzzed-out guitars and spooky, distorted vocals. I never knew how to get weird sounds, Jones says. It was all about finding a balance between those effects and making sure my voice was clear and sounded like me.


    In its own quiet way, Little Broken Hearts hews closer to heartbreak classics like Marvin Gaye's Here, My Dear than to anything in Jones' back catalog, Rolling Stone reports, This time, I've been way less concerned with self-editing, Jones says. I'm not sad, but there's a lot of hurt in there. And it felt great to say what I felt and put it down on tape. Doing that made me so happy! This album is all about saying things that needed to be said.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Good Morning
    2. Say Goodbye
    3. Little Broken Hearts
    4. She's 22
    5. Take It Back
    6. After The Fall
    7. 4 Broken Hearts
    8. Travelin' On
    9. Out On The Road
    10. Happy Pills
    11. Miriam
    12. All A Dream
    Norah Jones
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    Strange Desire

    Bleachers will release debut album 'Strange Desire' on RCA Records. The highly anticipated album was written and produced by Grammy Award winning musician Jack Antonoff with co-producer John Hill (MIA, Jay Z, Empire of the Sun) as well as Vince Clarke (Depeche Mode, Yaz, Erasure) and others.


    "It's the 2 words that perfectly title what this Bleachers album is as a documentation of my life as I can remember it at this point", wrote Antonoff yesterday afternoon in the Craigslist ad he posted announcing the album title.


    Bleachers first single "I Wanna Get Better" has already streamed over 1.5 million times, was deemed "the song of the summer in February" by the Huffington Post and quickly skyrocketed into the top 10 at Alt radio.


    Since the Bleachers launch in February critics have been nothing but excited and eager to hear more. Rolling Stone exclaimed "We'll be shocked if it's not all over the radio by spring", TIME raved " it's exciting to imagine what else Antonoff has up his sleeve" and Hilly Dilly proclaimed " this is the kind of music that can't get big enough."


    Hailing from New Jersey, 29 year old Jack Antonoff has been in the music scene for over a decade. In 2002, with Jack as the lead singer, the success of New Jersey born indie rock band Steel Train was well underway. Steel Train's cult following lead them to make their national television debut on Late Night With Conan O'Brien and later appeared on Late Show With David Letterman. In 2008, Jack joined Nate Ruess and Andrew Dost to form the Grammy award winning fun.


    In addition to being a multi-talented musician, Jack is a critically acclaimed songwriter and producer. His achievements include fun. being honored with the Vanguard Award at the 2014 ASCAP Pop Music Awards and co-writing fun.'s Grammy award winning song "We Are Young" and Grammy nominated album Some Nights. He also received a Golden Globe nomination for his collaboration with Taylor Swift on her song "Sweeter Than Fiction. Jack has also worked with Sara Bareilles, co-writing her Grammy nominated hit "Brave, and Canadian Indie icons Tegan and Sara.

    1. Wild Heart
    2. Rollercoaster
    3. Shadow
    4. I Wanna Get Better
    5. Wake Me
    6. Reckless Love
    7. Take Me Away (ft. Grimes)
    8. Like A River Runs
    9. You're Still A Mystery
    10. I'm Ready To Move On/Wild Heart Reprise (ft. Yoko Ono)
    11. Who I Want You To Love
    Bleachers
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    Falling Faster Than You Can Run

    Well, it doesn't take long for Falling Faster Than You Can Run to reveal that Nathaniel Rateliff isn't in a very good place. His deep funk is revealed very quickly on the opening track 'Still Trying': "If you roll in it long enough/your shit won't even smell" sings Rateliff, in between crying out, unaccompanied, "I don't know/I don't know/a god damned thing".


    And that's the feeling that sticks throughout this, often very fine, new record from Denver, Colorado's Missouri-born Rateliff. On his second full-length album (dropping the & the Wheel from his name) loneliness is writ large: not the kind of loneliness from actually being along, but the kind that comes from being constantly surrounded by people yet unable to shake the feeling of complete isolation. Rateliff has toured with many, many acts over the past few years and most recently has spent time with Dr Dog and fellow Denver act (and friends) The Lumineers. Thankfully, Rateliff rarely sounds like his friends (you might say I'm not a fan) and instead writes and plays music with a lot of heart and soul. It's often his voice that's the star of the show thanks to the subtly-arranged instrumentation: part matured Kurt Wagner burr and part throat-ravaged bluesman ( a bit The Tallest Man on Earth) it's a voice you could listen to all day. But good voice is nothing without good songs, and Rateliff comes with plenty of ammunition on Falling Faster Than You Can Run.


    "Still Trying" is an arresting opener; while Rateliff's heart-wrenching roars are the highlight, the backing isn't too shabby either - acoustic guitar and bass drum battle for the spotlight on a ragged country song, and it sounds authentic, like Rateliff has lived what he's singing. And things get better quickly: "I Am" is mostly just Rateliff and his guitar, as broaches his isolation singing: "you'll never know what's buried there / less you dig around". The music swells as he sings the title over and over, following a similar pattern to the album opener. But before things get too familiar, Rateliff picks up the pace with a couple of full band numbers that could almost be considered jaunty, if we were to ignore the lyrics. "Don't Get Too Close" is fine enough and ticks over nicely like a quickstep, but "Laborman" is even better. Like Wilco at their poppiest, it flies off on crunchy and bright electric guitars which belies the lyrical content: "I got a feelin' / a sleepin' depression / that somebody's gonna get hurt", sings Rateliff, followed by "you got the harness/so where you gonna drag me now?" You can see a pattern developing here; Rateliff's stuck somewhere he doesn't want to be, lonely, but how does he get out of it? Take another look at that album cover too - a couple share a bed, an arm reaches out yet it doesn't touch the other person. It's basically a visual encapsulation of what's being sung about.


    The epic electric storm of "Forgetting Is Believing" leads a trio of great closing tracks, ending with the Lambchop-murmur of the title track. Rateliff's baritone is exposed and dusty as he sings "leave me alone/you can see me fall/faster than you can run", ending as he started the record - alone and isolated.


    Falling Faster Than You Can Run feels, through the dirt, the shit and the whisky, and despite the loneliness, like a hard-earned triumph for Nathaniel Rateliff.


    - Andrew Hannah (The Line Of Best Fit)

    1. Still Trying
    2. I Am
    3. Don't Get Too Close
    4. Laborman
    5. How To Win
    6. Nothing To Show For
    7. Right On
    8. Three Fingers
    9. Forgetting Is Believing
    10. When Do You See
    11. Falling Faster Than You Can Run
    Nathaniel Rateliff
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    Heroes

    What can we do when our band's previous album is career-defining classic and one of our home country's most successful heavy metal albums ever? This was the million dollar question that members of Sabaton - Swedish heavy metal heroes, who have dominated European the heavy metal circuit already for years and received prestigious awards including Metal Hammer UK's Golden Gods Award for Best Breakthrough Artist - had to ask themselves after successful world tour promoting their sixth and platinum selling album Carolus Rex (2012).


    During this gigantic tour, heavy metal's most enthusiastic fan legions saw Sabaton playing huge stadiums with Iron Maiden - but also on their own as Sabaton performed their biggest show ever in Polish Przystanek Woodstock Festival in front of more than half a million fans and the show was - of course - filmed and later immortalized on massive Swedish Empire Live DVD/Blu-ray. After saying this, do we need to point out that Sabaton are nothing but superstars in Poland and the members of the band have been adopted as Polish honorary citizens?


    Well, anyway, let's get back to that million dollar question.


    After months of intense working (recording, producing and mixing) in famous Abyss-studios, the apparent answer is finally here and it is called Heroes. Well, first of all: what could be more suitable title for Sabaton's seventh full-length studio recording? There probably isn't one.


    Where Carolus Rex album took a sidestep and told famous story of Swedish Empire during 1561-1721, Heroes is once again a concept record based on different historical, 20th century wars and battles, telling fascinating stories about heroic men and women on their dangerous missions on battlefields and other belligerent locations, such as Auschwitz. Well, talking about real heroes - how could anyone be braver than Polish soldier Witold Pilecki aka Inmate 4859, who voluntarily entered concentration camp Auschwitz as he wanted to get evidence of the horrors and mass murders that were taking place inside the district of doom?


    Music-wise, Heroes, which will be released in May by world's most powerful heavy metal label Nuclear Blast Records, will strike metal scene like a fighter aircraft from the clear sky. After serving some ultra-catchy, more traditional Sabaton epics (f.e. No Bullets Fly and Soldier Of 3 Armies), this Falun-quintet dives into more unprecedented territory with songs such as powerful The Ballad Of Bull, Western-movie themed To Hell And Back and guitar-driven Resist And Bite - the latter one being some of the most up-to-date performances on the endlessly vibrant album.


    As a whole, Heroes serves compelling mixture of epic metal anthems, carried out by ultra-powerful guitar riffs, pounding drums, catchy choruses, rough-meets-melody kind of vocals and incomparable solos - not forgetting totally new level of intensity and bombastic sound quality, thanks to a world-famous producer and Sabaton's long-time guardian angel Peter TÄgtgren. Heroes definitely introduces Sabaton more varied and dynamically wider than ever before, but at the same time, fresh-sounding new record still possess every imaginable element that you may expect from these heroic northmen.


    After hearing Heroes, it's definitely not exaggerating to inform that Sabaton has taken some mighty steps after the band's core musicians - vocalist/composer Joakim BrodÉn and bassist/manager PÄr Sundström - were joined by totally new blood (guitarists Chris Rörland and Thobbe Englund and drummer Hannes van Dahl) after career-defining Carolus Rex was recorded during 2011/2012. If you ever had any doubts regarding new line-up's abilities, Heroes will blast your suspicions to outer space if not further.


    Now, what are you waiting for? Let's jump on board

    1. Night Witches
    2. No Bullets Fly
    3. Smoking Snakes
    4. Inmate 4859
    5. To Hell And Back
    6. The Ballad Of Bull
    7. Resist And Bite
    8. Soldier Of 3 Armies
    9. For From The Fame
    10. Hearts Of Iron
    11. 7734
    12. Man Of War
    Sabaton
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