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Wicked (Original Broadway Cast Recording)Wicked is a cast recording containing the majority of the songs from the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Wicked, with music and lyrics by composer Stephen Schwartz and a book by writer Winnie Holzman. The cast recording has received positive reviews and has received substantial commercial success. It received the 2005 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album in 2005. Continuing with its vinyl reissue campaign, UMe is reissuing this classic on vinyl for the first time for a general audience.LP 1
1. No One Mourns The Wicked
2. Dear Old Shiz
3. The Wizard And I
4. What Is This Feeling?
5. Something Bad
6. Dancing Through Life
8. I'm Not That Girl
9. One Short Day
10. A Sentimental Man
1. Defying Gravity
2. Thank Goodness
4. I'm Not That Girl (Reprise)
5. As Long As You're Mine
6. No Good Deed
7. March Of The Witch Hunters
8. For Good
9. Finale Wicked$29.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
WICKPressed On 180-Gram Coke Bottle Clear Vinyl
Housed In A Gatefold Sleeve
Royal Thunder are coming out swinging. The Atlanta 4-piece, once described as playing, 'a revved-up Southern hard rock that howls like Led Zeppelin astride a psychedelic unicorn', are, with WICK, reaching their tipping point.1. Burning Tree
2. April Showers
4. We Slipped
5. The Sinking Chair
11. The Well
12. We Never Fell Asleep$25.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
If/Then: A New Musical - Original Broadway Cast RecordingFrom the creators of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical Next to Normal, If/Then stars Tony Award-winner Idina Menzel
Straight from starring in the Oscar-winning movie, Frozen, and performing the blockbuster hit song, Let It Go at the Academy Awards, Idina Menzel returns to Broadway for the first time since winning the Tony Award for Wicked in the new musical If/Then. The production reunites Tom Kitt (music), Brian Yorkey (book and lyrics), and Michael Greif (director), the creative team behind the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical, Next to Normal.
If/Then is a contemporary new musical that follows Elizabeth (Menzel) as she rebuilds her life in New York, a city of endless possibilities, set at the intersection of choice and chance where the road you take meets the road you didn't. The Original Broadway Cast Recording stars Idina Menzel, the voice of Elsa from the mega-hit movie Frozen, who won the Tony Award for Best Actress for Wicked and was also in the original cast of Rent. If/Then reunites Menzel with her former Rent cast-mate Anthony Rapp and also features Tony Award-winner LaChanze (The Color Purple), James Snyder (Cry-Baby) and Jerry Dixon (tick, tick...Boom!, Once On This Island).LP1
2. What If? 3 It's A Sign
4. A Map of New York
5. You Never Know
6. Ain't No Man Manhattan
7. What the Fuck?
8. Here I Go
9. You Don't Need To Love Me
10. No More Wasted Time
1. This Day/Walking By A Wedding
2. Hey, Kid
3. Some Other Me
4. The Best Worst Mistake You Ever Made
5. I Hate You
6. A Map Of New York (Reprise)
7. You Learn To Live Without
8. The Moment Explodes
9. Love While You Can
10. What Would You Do?
11. Always Starting Over
12. What If? (Reprise)$29.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Wicked PickettWicked Pickett (1966) is a fabulous Soul album, done when Pickett was in the midst of his best period at Atlantic. The album has everything - great songs, wonderful production and arrangements, and a hungry, galvanizing Wilson Pickett hollering, screaming, shouting, and soaring on anything he covered, from ballads to uptempo dance and midtempo wailers.
Containing the hits Mustang Sally, Sunny, Dan Penn's You Left The Water Running and the classic Knock On Wood, this is a must have album for everyone with a craving for Soul, Soul, and more Soul!1. Mustang Sally
2. New Orleans
4. Everybody Needs Somebody To Love
5. Ooh Poo Pah Doo
6. She Ain't Gonna Do Right
7. Knock On Wood
8. Time Is On My Side
9. Up Tight Good Woman
10. You Left The Water Running
11. Three Time Loser
12. Nothing You Can Do$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Something Wicked This Way ComesAfter the success of The Dark Saga, many were curious to see what steps Iced Earth would take to further elevate their position within the metal scene. There were many expectations about the new album, and of course, Iced Earth did not disappoint. They turned out yet another acclaimed album containing something old, something new, and most definitely something wicked. With thirteen tracks, Something Wicked This Way Comes is a roller-coaster ride which showcases Iced Earth's talent in many different forms. Ranging from the crushingly dark and heavy Disciples of the Lie to the heartfelt and introspective Watching Over Me, Something Wicked is bound to please both longtime fans and new listeners. The highlight of the album is another album-ending trilogy, entitled Something Wicked. Taking some musical cues from the Stormrider era and merging them with the newest Iced Earth sound, Something Wicked weaves a mysterious tale of prophecy, conspiracy, and the history of mankind. This powerful composition is a prelude to a future Iced Earth album, but even on its own, it stands as a masterful piece of work. To any metal fans who feel a void in their collection, it will be filled the day that Something Wicked comes to you.LP 1
1. Burning Times
2. Melancholy (Holy Martyr)
3. Disciples of the Lie
4. Watching over Me
5. Stand Alone
7. My Own Savior
1. Reaping Stone
3. Blessed Are You
5. Birth of the Wicked
6. The Coming Curse$25.99Vinyl LP Reissue - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
W.I.C.K.E.DW.I.C.K.E.D. is Twiztid's highest charting album to date. W.I.C.K.E.D., is an acronym for Wish I Could Kill Every Day and was #11 on the Billboard top 200 chart and #1 on the Independant chart its first week.1. W.I.C.K.E.D.
2. Kill With Us
3. Buckets Of Blood
4. Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha
5. Death Note
6. Krossroads Inn
7. All Of The Above
8. Killing Season
9. Whoop - Whoop
10. That's Wicked
11. They Told Me
12. My Enemies
13. Bella Morte
14. When I Get To Hell
15. Woe Wo$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Heels Over HeadTwenty years after Billy Martin asked Steven Bernstein to help him hatch a freaky avant brass band, Wicked Knee delivers their triumphant full-length debut. Heels Over Head brings together four of the downtown jazz scene's most legendary improvisers for a collection of tunes guaranteed to drop jaws and move feet from the New York juke joint to the New Orleans street corner.
Steven Bernstein - trumpets
Curtis Fowlkes - trombone
Marcus Rojas - tuba
Billy Martin - drums1. Ghumba Zumba
2. Theme One
3. Button to Button
7. Sugarfoot Stomp
9. Noctiluca$16.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
TribalLast summer Imelda May became a mother for the first time. You might expect her to turn to singing ballads. You would be horribly wrong.
"There are no lullabies on this album," laughs the lady who's brought rockabilly back into fashion sixty years after it was kicked into life by young men like
Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley, Gene Vincent and Jerry Lee Lewis.
"Tribal" is as primal a rock 'n' roll record as you could ever find, infused with the spirit of Sun Studios, where the sound was born in Memphis, Tennessee -
but given a 21st century kick up the butt by a girl from the back streets of Dublin.
Tribal" - her third album, following "Love Tattoo" and the Top Ten hit "Mayhem" - is her punchiest yet.
The songs on "Tribal" are infused with the rebel spirit that launched rock 'n' roll on an unsuspecting world way back in the mid-1950s, but also the rebel
spirit of the punk bands Imelda admired growing up in Dublin in the late 1970s as the youngest of five siblings - The Clash and The Undertones, The
Buzzcocks and The Cramps.
The motto for the way Imelda lives her life is the title of her new single 'It's Good To Be Alive'. "I wrote it in the early hours of the morning one day after I
had the baby," she reveals. "I was sleep-deprived and feeling very exhausted. I looked out of the window, watched the sun rise through the trees and felt
- God, it's good to be alive!"
Other song titles sum up Imelda's zest for life. 'It's Good To Be Alive'. 'I Wanna Dance'. 'Wicked Way'. 'Wild Woman'. Especially the latter, with its chorus:
"There's a wild woman livin' inside of me/A wicked, wicked wild woman, dyin' to be free". "You see people toning it down and becoming more responsible
as they get older. But inside, there's still the lunatic inside"1. Tribal
2. Wild Woman
3. It s Good To Be Alive
4. Gypsy In Me
5. Little Pixie
6. Hellfire Club
7. Five Good Men
8. Ghost Of Love
9. Wicked Way
10. Round The Bend
11. I Wanna Dance
12. Right Amount Of Wrong$19.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Last Act Of Defiance
Black LP Comes With Cd Version Of Entire Album
Recorded with Tue Madsen (Heaven Shall Burn, The Haunted) at Nova Studios in Staten Island, New York and mixed at Madsen's Antfarm Studios in Aarhus, Denmark, "Last Act of Defiance" marks the third time SICK OF IT ALL have recorded with the Dane. What they get in return is a heavy, thick sound that recalls the hardness of the Big Apple and aligns perfectly with the wicked rhythms of guitarist Pete Koller, the deep grooves of bassist Craig Setari, Majidi's cement-cracking drums, and Lou Koller's fist-raising shouts and screams.1. Sound The Alarm
3. Road Less Traveled
4. Get Bronx
5. Part Of History
6. Losing War
7. Never Back Down
8. Facing The Abyss
9. Act Your Rage
10. Disconnect Your Flesh
11. Beltway Getaway
14. DNC$22.99Vinyl LP + CD - Sealed Buy Now
ADAD-SEC-1515xAntony And The Johnsons
SwanlightsSwanlights is the new album from Antony and the Johnsons, set to release in North America via Secretly Canadian. While I Am a Bird Now was arresting in its simplicity and vision and The Crying Light is a masterpiece of austerity, Swanlights may be Antonys most wide-ranging emotional work to date.
It is a record that is at moments excruciating and tender, and at other times has a wicked gleam to its teeth. Musically its the most maximal of his work to date. Whereas on The Crying Light, Antony paired everything back to its most distilled and essential, on Swanlights the vines have become overgrown and the sound palette has become more exotic, strange percussive elements, John Cale-esque string drones, heavily distorted guitars and symphonic voicings thread the song cycle together.
Swanlights is the fourth Antony and the Johnsons album and the follow up to the critically acclaimed smash The Crying Light which topped year-end best of lists across the globe in 2009. Antony burst into the international spotlight with his second album, I Am a Bird Now, which won the UKs prestigious Mercury Music Prize.1. Everything Is New
2. The Great White Ocean
4. Im In Love
7. The Spirit Was Gone
8. Thank You For Your Love
10. Salt Silver Oxygen
11. Christinas Farm$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Temples of BoomWith this album Cypress Hill turned towards a more tranquil, sedate, slower, spooky sound with beats. The dark mood of this album reflects the strife within the band during this era, when member Sen Dog temporarily left the band to pursue other projects.
On this album both Wu-Tang Clan members RZA and U-God make appearances on Killa Hill Niggas. Also notable was track No Rest For The Wicked which ignited the feud between Cypress Hill and rapper Ice Cube, who they claimed, stole material from the band. At the time this album was well received by critics worldwide.
Q - 4 Stars - Excellent - The production is sophisticated, incorporating Indian sitar and sloping, almost psychedelic bass grooves to create a vaguely threatening ambient hardcore.
Melody Maker - Bloody Essential - resonates with freakish cheese-wire paranoia a gobsmacking paradox of expansive claustrophobia. The funk patters like an erratic heartbeat, the voices are stretched to bursting with menace and loathing and mockery
Music On vinyl is proud to announce yet another Cypress Hill classic which has easily stood the test of time.LP1
1. SPARK ANOTHER OWL
2. THROW YOUR SET IN THE AIR
3. STONED RAIDERS
5. KILLA HILL NIGGAS
6. BOOM BIDDY BYE BYE
7. NO REST FOR THE WICKED
1. MAKE A MOVE
3. FUNK FREAKERS
5. RED LIGHT VISIONS
6. STRICTLY HIP HOP
7. LET IT RAIN
8. EVERYBODY MUST GET STONED$39.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Descending Angel'90s-era MISFITS fiend fave Descending Angel has been re-recorded with a brand new 2013 treatment by The Devil's Rain lineup (Jerry Only, Dez Cadena and Eric Chupacabra Arce).
The new single features wicked cover art by Jeff Zornow.
MISFITS released their first proper live album since the 1980s, Dea.d. Alive!, on February 5.
With select tracks from the band's encore set at their hometown show in New Jersey added for good measure, (recorded live on Devil's Night, no less), Dea.d. Alive! is an audio Molotov cocktail guaranteed to have bonfires burning bright with pumpkin faces, day or night, all year round. Speakers will virtually melt as a torrential downpour of Devil's Rain engulfs the senses, catapulting you front row center into a jam-packed house of horrors.
The diverse set of modern day MISFITS classics included range from current hits like Land Of The Dead and Curse Of The Mummy's Hand, on through all-new live versions of earlier-era material like Scream!, Dig Up Her Bones, Helena and more - recorded live, with a level of precision and intensity garnered in over three decades of horror business. In addition to 13 fiendish faves from the band's cryptic catalog, the live set also includes a cover version of the anthem Science Fiction/Double Feature (from the cult classic Rocky Horror Picture Show) performed by the MISFITS for the first time ever on any release!
- Blabbermouth1. Descending Angel
2. Science Fiction/double Feature$9.9912 Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Dressed To KillBy the release of their third album, 1975's Dressed to Kill, Kiss were fast becoming America's top rock concert attraction, yet their record sales up to this point did not reflect their ticket sales. Casablanca label head Neil Bogart decided to take matters into his own hands, and produced the new record along with the band. The result is more vibrant sounding than its predecessor, 1974's sludgefest Hotter Than Hell, and the songs have more of an obvious pop edge to them. The best-known song on the album by far is the party anthem Rock and Roll All Nite, but it was the track C'Mon and Love Me that became a regional hit in the Detroit area, giving the band their first taste of radio success. Since the band was on the road for a year straight, songs such as Room Service and Ladies in Waiting dealt with life on the road (i.e., groupies), and a pair of songs were reworked from Kiss' precursor band, Wicked Lester (Love Her All I Can and She). With Dressed to Kill's Top 40 showing on the Billboard charts, the stage was now set for Kiss' big commercial breakthrough with their next release.
- Greg Prato (All Music Guide)1. Room Service
2. Two timer
3. Ladies In Waiting
5. Rock Bottom
6. C'mon and Love Me
7. Anything For My Baby
9. Love Her All I Can
10. Rock and Roll All Nite$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
Nailbomb was a side project by Sepultura's Max Cavalera and producer/engineer Alex Newport in the mid-1990s. Point Blank is their only studio album, originally released in 1994 by Roadrunner Records. The album combines the thrash-metal fury of Sepultura with the robotic industrial clangor of Fudge Tunnel.
Nearly the entire Sepultura lineup is present on the guest list - both Andreas Kisser and Igor Cavalera are credited. Also Dino Cazares of Fear Factory and Ritchie Bujnowski from Wicked Death are featured on the album. The first track Wasting Away, appears in the 1995 film To Die For. Exploitation is a cover originally by the English crust punk band Doom.
Relentless grinding riffs, and an industrial-strength percussive roar, the lyrics are uniformly nihilistic and the album is riddled with left-field samples that add a disorienting, dehumanizing texture. This is an ass-kicking album, that is full-on malevolent from the get-go. Point Blank is abrasive, in your face, and loud as hell with the lid off.1. Wasting Away
2. Vai Toma No Cú
3. 24 Hour Bullshit
5. Blind And Lost
6. Sum Of Your Achievements
8. For Fuck's Sake
9. World Of Shit
11. Religious Cancer
12. Shit Piñata
13. Sick Life$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Sunset MotelBeginning with Millican, 1998's self-released debut, Reckless Kelly emblazoned a reputation as no-nonsense insurgents capable of raising the rafters while still retaining the heart, soul and sentiment that can only come from honesty, soul and conviction. With every album that followed - Under the Table and Above the Sun (2003), Wicked Twisted Road (2005), Bulletproof (2008), Somewhere in Time (2010), the Grammy-nominated Good Luck & True Love (2011) and the Grammy-winning Long Night Moon (2013) - they've affirmed that commitment, not only in their devotion to essential Americana, but by emulating its very definition as well. No individual or any ensemble, and certainly no poser or pretender better exemplify what that broad genre is all about than this band called Reckless Kelly.
Nowhere is that more evident that on the group's new album Sunset Motel, an effort that effectively sums up their strengths while marking a new milestone as well. It's been 20 years since the group's founding, and while they've had to fight for wider recognition, fans, critics and contemporaries have been quick to sing their praises.1. How Can You Love Him (You Don't Even Like Him)
4. Sunset Motel
5. The Champ
6. One More One Last Time
7. Forever Today
9. Give It Up
10. Who's Gonna Be Your Baby Now
11. Moment in the Sun
12. Sad Songs about You
13. Under Lucky Stars$29.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Return Of The CoolBuzzing Walterboro, SC rapper Nick Grant will unveil his full-length debut project, Return of The Cool. The album boasts 12 new tracks, including the latest single "Luxury Vintage Rap," "Get Up" (feat. WatchTheDuck), "The Sing Along" (feat. Rico Barrino), and more.
Offering a glimpse at the MC's fiery and fresh style, "Luxury Vintage Rap" highlights his wise and wicked wordplay over nineties-style production. With a bulletproof cadence, he serves up slick, sizzling, and scorching bars such as, "I'm cut from Biggie's Gucci sweater cloth."
Growing up in the tiny town of Walterboro, SC, Nick Grant found a window to a much bigger world through hip-hop as a kid. He obsessed over classics by Jay-Z, 2Pac, Nas, OutKast, and A Tribe Called Quest, while writing countless rhymes of his own. In 2014, he inked a deal with Culture Republic-run by music industry veterans Jason Geter, Chaka Zulu and Bernard Parks, Jr. February 2016 saw him unleash his '88 mixtape featuring collaborations with the likes of Killer Mike and Big K.R.I.T. Soon, he was garnering praise from Vibe, XXL, HipHopDX, Pigeons and Planes, and more in addition to lighting up the 2016 BET Hip-Hop Awards Cypher as well as Funk Master Flex's Hot 97 radio show and Sway in the Morning. In 2017, Grant harks back to rap's revolutionary era over two decades ago, while bringing a decidedly modern heat of his own. With an impressive production line-up that includes Organized Noize Productions, Karriem Riggins, and DJ Khalil. Get ready for the Return of the Cool.1. Sometimes (feat. Dominic Gordon)
4. All of You (feat. B. Hess)
5. The Sing Along (feat. Ricco Barrino)
6. Gotta Be (feat. BJ The Chicago Kid)
7. PPIP (feat. Miloh Smith)
8. Get Up (feat. WatchTheDuck)
9. Callin' (feat. Jori)
10. Get Down
11. Return of the Cool (feat. B. Hess)
12. Luxury Vintage Rap$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Core (25th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition)Stone Temple Pilots roared on to the scene 25 years ago with their raucous debut Core. A breakout success, the album peaked at #3 on the Billboard charts, dominated radio waves with hits like Sex Type Thing and Wicked Garden, and has been certified 8x Platinum by the RIAA. The band also took home the 1994 Grammy® Award for Best Hard Rock Performance for their smash single Plush.
The legendary album's silver anniversary, which is 25 years to the day of the album's original debut. CORE: SUPER DELUXE EDITION includes four CDs featuring a newly remastered version of the original album, plus more than two hours of unreleased demos and live performances, including the band's performance on MTV Unplugged. Also included is the original album on vinyl and a DVD that contains a 5.1 Surround Sound Mix of the album along with videos for the album's four singles. The set, limited to 15,000 copies worldwide, comes packaged in a richly detailed hardcover book (12 x 12) with rare and unseen photographs.LP
1. Dead & Bloated
2. Sex Type Thing
3. Wicked Garden
4. No Memory
6. Naked Sunday
8. Piece Of Pie
10. Wet My Bed
12. Where The River Goes
CD 1: Original Album Remastered
1. Dead & Bloated (Remastered)
2. Sex Type Thing (Remastered)
3. Wicked Garden (Remastered)
4. No Memory (Remastered)
5. Sin (Remastered)
6. Naked Sunday (Remastered)
7. Creep (Remastered)
8. Piece Of Pie (Remastered)
9. Plush (Remastered)
10. Wet My Bed (Remastered)
11. Crackerman (Remastered)
12. Where The River Goes (Remastered)
CD 2: Demos & Alternate Versions
1. Only Dying (Demo)
2. Wicked Garden (Demo)
3. Naked Sunday (Demo)
4. Where The River Goes (Demo)
5. Dead & Bloated (Demo)
6. Sex Type Thing (Demo)
7. Sin (Demo)
8. Creep (Demo)
9. Plush (Demo)
10. Sex Type Thing (Swing Type Version) [Remastered]
11. Plush (Acoustic Type Version) [Remastered]
12. Creep (New Version) [Remastered]
13. Plush (Acoustic From MTV Headbanger's Ball, Take 1) [Live] [Remastered]
CD 3: Live Recordings
1. Crackerman (Live at Castaic Lake Natural, Amphitheater, 7/2/93)
2. Wicked Garden (Live at Castaic Lake Natural, Amphitheater, 7/2/93)
3. No Memory (Live at Castaic Lake Natural, Amphitheater, 7/2/93)
4. Sin (Live at Castaic Lake Natural, Amphitheater, 7/2/93)
5. Plush (Live at Castaic Lake Natural, Amphitheater, 7/2/93)
6. Where the River Goes (Live at Castaic Lake Natural, Amphitheater, 7/2/93)
7. Sex Type Thing (Live at Castaic Lake Natural, Amphitheater, 7/2/93)
8. Wet My Bed (Live at Castaic Lake Natural, Amphitheater, 7/2/93)
9. Naked Sunday (Live at Castaic Lake Natural, Amphitheater, 7/2/93)
10. Wicked Garden (Live at the Reading Festival '93, England 8/27/93)
11. No Memory (Live at the Reading Festival '93, England 8/27/93)
12. Sin (Live at the Reading Festival '93, England 8/27/93)
13. Lounge Fly (Live at the Reading Festival '93, England 8/27/93)
14. Dead & Bloated (Live at the Reading Festival '93, England 8/27/93)
15. Sex Type Thing (Live at the Reading Festival '93, England 8/27/93)
16. Naked Sunday (Live at the Reading Festival '93, England 8/27/93)
CD 4: Live MTV Unplugged, 11/17/93
3. Andy Warhol
5. Big Empty
6. Wicked Garden
7. Sex Type Thing
5.1 Surround Sound Mix Of Original Album
1. Dead & Bloated
2. Sex Type Thing
3. Wicked Garden
4. No Memory
6. Naked Sunday
8. Piece of Pie
10. Wet My Bed
12. Where the River Goes
1. Sex Type Thing
3. Wicked Garden
4. Creep$79.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP + 4 CDs + DVD - Sealed Buy Now
Symmetry In BlackFirst time available on vinyl - Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Crowbar with the release of Symmetry in Black
In a genre as prone to flights of fancy as heavy metal, Crowbar have always felt like a grounding presence, anchored to reality with their seemingly impossible heaviness. Keeping up their good works, the New Orleans sludge metal masters return with their tenth album, Symmetry in Black, an exercise in consistency that proves the band is still up to the task after 25 years of brooding sonic devastation. The album finds the band shifting gears from the pummeling assault of 2011's excellent Sever the Wicked Hand to something slower (though with Crowbar that's a fairly relative term).
Some things haven't changed, however, namely the powerful playing and singing of Kirk Windstein, whose anguished bellows and penchant for lumbering riffs continue to act as Crowbar's bellwether. While this consistency has been key to their longevity, what really makes Crowbar special is their relatability. When other bands are off telling tales of demons and black rituals, Windstein and company take on earthly woes like addiction and fearing our own mortality. Despite their delivery over a brooding, glacially paced riff, lines like Reject the thought of losing what is mine/Ascend above your own demise, from Reflection of Deceit, feel like they're meant to empower listeners rather than bring them down. Symmetry in Black is an album that shows us we don't have to waste our time fighting imaginary enemies, because the real world is plenty full of darkness that, much like Crowbar themselves, is always there.1. Walk with Knowledge Wisely
2. Symmetry in White
3. The Taste of Dying
4. Reflection of Deceit
5. Ageless Decay
7. The Foreboding
8. Shaman of Belief
9. Teach the Blind to See
10. A Wealth of Empathy
11. Symbolic Suicide
12. The Piety of Self-Loathing$22.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
By embedding both new age and noise-oriented
electronic themes into his pastoral pieces, Turnquist
unites disparate traditions and ideals, essentially
employing sonic counterweights to construct 57 minutes
that are as surprisingly dynamic as they are perfectly
- PITCHFORK (8.2)
New York's Turnquist is masterful. His right hand
technique is as orchestral as Nick Drake's, sending rivulets
of steel sadness out across the water, but applied to a
minimalist logic with the weight of early Philip Glass or
Turnquist layers his six and twelve string guitar
instrumentals with electronic drones, piano and vibes.
This first widely available release is a filmic beauty, its
chilly pastoralism distinguished by the physicality of his
Another bravura outing from Turnquist that is, in its own
unassuming way, a triumph
As an accomplished 12-string guitarist/composer, Alexander Turnquist was naturally
alarmed when the ulnar nerve in his left hand seized up in 2013, but after a surgical procedure he gratefully started the process of learning to play guitar again. His recovery was
cut short when not long after the surgery he was hospitalized with meningitis. Though his
recovery is ongoing, and he continues to struggle with a weakened immune system and
memory loss, he was inspired to soldier on, rather than being deterred by his physical
Turnquist's latest full-length Flying Fantasy confirms the idea that out of great hardship
can come great art. As he wrote the material for the new album it became clear that his
sensitivity had sharpened, his empathy magnified, and his sense of purpose blossomed.
The unfortunate circumstances he endured ostensibly forced his metamorphosis from a
remarkable guitar player to a truly great composer. Much like the butterflies that adorn
the album cover, he seems to have changed form and taken flight.
The album opens with the sparse harmonics of House of Insomniacs, which are soon
joined by lush swells of vibes, cello, and even wordless vocals. On the tracks that follow,
Turnquist continues to make use of this dynamic sonic pallet, even adding organ, piano,
marimba, steel drums, violin, and french horn to the mix. From Red Carousel, which was
inspired by Ray Bradbury's Something Wicked This Way Comes, to the somber lilt of the love
song Wildflower, to the truly arresting title track Flying Fantasy which uses only 4 open
strummed guitars and loops of damaged tape and wire recorders, every note vibrates with
life as Turnquist ushers us though his intoxicatingly colorful worlds of sound.1. House of Insomniacs
2. Finding the Butterfly
4. Red Carousel
5. Flying Fantasy
6. Cloud Slicing$16.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Nightmare Before Christmas Soundtrack (Picture Disc)Jack Skellington and his frightful cast of characters are ready to celebrate the Nightmare Before Christmas with this
boo-tiful 2-picture disc vinyl set. Featuring images from the classic Tim Burton film and the full soundtrack
composed by Danny Elfman, this is a wickedly perfect collection for any Nightmare fan.LP 1
1. Overture (The Nightmare Before Christmas)
2. Opening(The Nightmare Before Christmas)
3. This Is Halloween
4. Jack's Lament
5. Doctor Finklestein / In The Forest
6. What's This?
7. Town Meeting Song
8. Jack and Sally Montage
9. Jack's Obsession
10. Kidnap The Sandy Claws
11. Making Christmas
2. Oogie Boogie's Song
3. Sally's Song
4. Christmas Eve Montage
5. Poor Jack
6. To The Rescue
9. End Credits$29.99Vinyl LP Picture Disc - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Arisen New EraBlue And White Colored Vinyl
Unique Leader Records confirms that French death metal legion, KRONOS, will drop their Arisen New Era long player upon the masses. Recorded, mixed and mastered by David Potvin at Dome Studios (Lyzanxia, Arcania, Under The Abyss etc.) in Angers, France, the band's latest slab of audio menace features nine scalding tracks of unrelenting barbarity adorned in the distinctive cover art of Pierre Alain (Withering Soul, Silentlie, Cyrax etc.).
A name derived from the Greek god of time, Kronos (or Cronus), father of Zeus, KRONOSwas forged over fifteen years ago and quickly established a name for themselves based solely on their musical unity of harmony and violence. Featuring a continuous textual reference to the gods of ancient civilizations, KRONOS punctures ears with a heightened level of dynamics accomplished by only by a select number of bands. It all began in a small town in the Northeastern province of Alsace-Lorraine. Following various lineup shifts and musical experimentation, the pandemonium squad recorded their first demo in 2000. One year later, KRONOS would unleash their Titan's Awakening debut. Produced entirely by the band, the lethal creation lead to a union with French imprint Warpath Records. By the end of 2001, Titan's Awakening was expelled once again into the world, this time with a brand new cover designed by Deather (Gurkkhas, Vital Remains, Angel Corpse) as well as a visually disquieting booklet.
KRONOS later joined forces with Spanish label Xtreem Music run by Avulsed's Dave Rotten, for the unleashing of their next two full-lengths. Second offering, Colossal Titan Strife was discharged in 2004 to the applause of underground critics in the proverbial know. Metal Crypt commended the band's "diversified guitar work intricate drum patterns wicked guitar solos and.. good number of catchy yet non-compromising hooks," further insisting, "This French outfit is definitely worth checking out," while Sputnik Music championed, "an impressive album that shows off the capabilities of death metal done right. KRONOSmanaged to pack a metric ton of creativity into each song and you will barely hear the same riff twice." Added Last Rites simply, "worth your time if you need some solid, well-produced death metal." Third offspring, The Hellenic Terror, emerged in April 2007 and served as an attestation of the band's enormous capacity for skilled execution and originality. Said Metal Crypt in a near perfect review of the release, "The Hellenic Terrorcontains more melodic sections than Colossal Titan Strife, but still possesses almost as much brutality . KRONOS is one of the few death metal bands that manage to be melodic, brutal and still remain catchy as hell in their riffs and solos. This is definitely a must-have for fans of death metal."
Now that this Gallic Titan has blossomed into a powerful entity, they're ready to vanquish and destroy the world with musical bloodlust and the diabolic wares of Arisen New Era.1. Infernal Abyss Sovereignty
2. Zeus Dethroned
3. Soul-Voracious Vultures
4. Rapture In Misery
5. Klymenos Underwrath
6. Aeons Titan Crown
8. Purity Slaughtered
9. Hellysium$19.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
We The PeopleHard rock icons Adrenaline Mob have had their fair share of challenges in the past but have risen to each & every one continuing to march forward yet again & again! Formed by guitarist Mike Orlando & vocalist Russell Allen they joined forces with drummer Mike Portnoy & bassist John Moyer to launch the band's debut. The band eventually parted ways with drummer Mike Portnoy due to scheduling conflicts & brought drum legend AJ Pero into the fold. Only two years after the debut was released, the group was involved in a major vehicle accident while on the road with Avenged Sevenfold and Hellyeah. Then, in 2015, Adrenaline Mob lost drummer and long-time friend drum legend A.J. Pero to a heart attack while on tour with Drowning Pool. In 2017, Adrenaline Mob have now replenished the ranks with newcomers David Zablidowsky on bass and Jordan Cannata on drums for work on their latest effort, 'We The People'.
Recorded once again at Sonic Stomp Studios over a year-plus period, We the People sounds huge. Each riff is massive, every drum hit a chest-thumping pound, and each line Russell vocalizes exudes unbelievable power and heart. Life-changing events may've halted Adrenaline Mob, but the group's third full-length is proof positive they're stronger now than they've ever been. Tracks like the raging 'Blind Leading the Blind', the big-hitting 'King of the Ring', the rhythmically wicked 'What Do You Really Want', and the rock radio-tailored title track evince purpose and authority. In every way, We the People puts the hard in hard rock. And the metal in heavy. Orlando was responsible for composing the music, engineering, recording, co-producing, mixing, and mastering and that all says one thing: the dude's a beast. Along with the incredible talents & amazing voice of his co-producing partner Allen who is by far one of rocks greatest voices, the two seem unstoppable on We The People.
As the title, We the People, indicates there's a political side to Adrenaline Mob. Throughout their years as a musicians and songwriters, they hadn't stayed silent on matters significant. Whether they were masked in metaphor or flatly conspicuous, they've always poured their feelings into song. It was, as Orlando puts it, a form of catharsis. So, as they were watching the presidential campaigns, feeling the negativity-the constant bickering and finger pointing-they knew Adrenaline Mob's next venture would be impacted. In fact, the first song Orlando began writing for We the People was the politically-charged rocker 'Blind Leading the Blind'. "The title track is very much inspired by the past election year," confirms Allen. "It touches on our society, here in America. The album title is a reflection of our times. The songs have certain particular stories that stand on their own. Many of them are also driven by the climate we live in today & some are about having a good time, being free & loving rock n roll. All the tracks have a personality and character to them."
Undoubtedly, the re-energized Adrenaline Mob will face adversity with We the People. But the strong always rise. Adrenaline Mob have proven they have the fortitude and music to prevail over anything. We the People, folks. It's time to rise up with Adrenaline Mob!LP 1
1. King Of The Ring
2. We The People
3. The Killer's Inside
4. Bleeding Hands
5. Chasing Dragons
6. Til The Head Explodes
7. What You're Made Of
8. Raise Em Up
1. Ignorance & Greed
2. Blind Leading The Blind
3. Violent State Of Mind
4. Lords Of Thunder
5. Rebel Yell
6. Devil Went Down To Georgia
7. Snortin' Whiskey
8. Tie Your Mother Down$26.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Blues of DesperationGRAMMY-nominated blues-rock guitar icon Joe Bonamassa announces his 20160solo album, Blues of Desperation (J&R Adventures). Like his previous solo disc, 2014's Top 10 Billboard hit Different Shades of Blue, this record features all-original material, and it sees the maverick superstar guitarist, singer and songwriter tossing away the rule book as he continues to reinvent and redefine the blues-rock genre like no other artist working today.
I want people to hear my evolution as a blues-rock musician, says Bonamassa, somebody who isn't resting on accomplishments and who is always pushing forward and thinking about how music can evolve and stay relevant.
The writing sessions for Blues of Desperation took Bonamassa back to Nashville, where he'd composed Different Shades of Blue, to work with some of Music City's top tunesmiths, people like James House, Tom Hambridge, Jeffrey Steele, Jerry Flowers and Gary Nicholson.
These are some of the best guys in the business, Bonamassa raves. Lyrically, you'll hear the proverbial trains, mountains, valleys and other blues references about heartbreak and loneliness but there are also some poignant moments about getting away from the stressful, crazy demands of life and losing yourself with your special someone. I think anybody will be able to relate.
Bonamassa and his longtime producer Kevin Shirley (Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, Journey) convened at Nashville's Grand Victor Sound Studios (formerly known as RCA Studio A), and during an intense, five-day period they recorded 11 galvanizing songs with a crack group of musicians including drummers Anton Fig and Greg Morrow, bassist Michael Rhodes, keyboardist Reese Wynans, horn players Lee Thornburg, Paulie Cerra and Mark Douthit, and background singers Mahalia Barnes, Jade McRae and Juanita Tippins.
Of his decade-long collaboration with Shirley, Bonamassa says, I can explain our relationship with one word - 'trust.' I completely trust in Kevin and his musical promptings. He pushes my musical ability by challenging me to not just rest on my laurels or settle for 'good.' He expects more out of the other musicians as well and will not hold back when he sees us falling back into our usual routine.
Which sometimes calls for unorthodox measures, says Shirley, who admits that his idea of augmenting Bonamassa's usual recording band with second drummer Morrow was engineered to ruffle Joe's feathers.
I wanted him to work a little harder, like in his early years, he says, so I brought in an additional drummer, just to throw the cat amongst the pigeons. Of the results, Shirley raves, Recording 'Blues of Desperation' is one of the most exciting recording projects I've done. What a joyful noise we made!
Blues of Desperation is Bonamassa's most powerfully diverse and boldly realized album yet, with the material ranging from the gutsy, gritty blues call to arms of This Train (Joe's guitar is set to rude throughout) to the elegant yet emotionally shattering ballad What I've Known for a Very Long Time to the soul-nourishing, acoustic-based Americana of The Valley Runs Low, on which Bonamassa's voice rises up majestically to meet Barnes, McRae and Tippins in gospel-like rapture. And then there's the bleary, tequila-soaked Drive, dripping with the kind of raw, wicked and unsettling sensuality that could make David Lynch green with envy.
Throughout the record, Bonamassa's epic guitar playing conjures up stirring benedictions and explosive exorcisms of sound. No Good Place For the Lonely features some of the guitarist's most cauterizing licks yet, and the walloping title track is a white-knuckled, six-string thrill ride guaranteed to jolt the senses. Guitar fans everywhere (like those who recently voted Bonamassa Best Blues Guitarist in Guitar World magazine by an overwhelming margin) will consider Blues of Desperation a treasure trove of axe riches.
There are some long solos on this record and even some mini-jams in the middle of a track where the band would just jive and crank it out, he says. [During those jams], we do a tip of the hat to Beck and Clapton from the '70s. I think guitar nerds and music fans like myself will love it.
Packed with unparalleled musicianship and teeming with the most enthralling collection of songs in Bonamassa's career, Blues of Desperation is guaranteed to knock out critics and fans alike. By exceeding his own vertiginously high artistic goals, Bonamassa is bound to shatter all other expectations with this record and reach new audiences - no mean feat when you continue his astonishing track record of hits now includes 15 #1 Billboard Blues Albums (more than any other artist in history). 2014's Different Shades of Blue debuted at #8 on Billboard's Top 200 Chart, making it his highest charting album, his first top 10 and accounting for his biggest sales week ever. In 2014, the guitarist received his first-ever Grammy nomination (for Best Blues Album) for the album Seesaw, his second collaboration with blues singing star Beth Hart, and was named 2014's Billboard Blues Artist of the Year.1. This Train
2. Mountain Climbing
4. No Good Place For The Lonely
5. Blues Of Desperation
6. The Valley Runs Low
7. You Left Me Nothin' But The Bill And The Blues
8. Distant Lonesome Train
9. How Deep This River Runs
10. Livin' Easy
11. What I've Known For A Very Long Time$34.99180 Gram Audiopbhile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Wall Of SoundI thought WALL OF SOUND would be the toughest album I would ever make. I was so satisfied with my previous album, INFERNO, more than I have ever been in my whole career. Musically, sonically, and most importantly, I was satisfied with the melodies and soundscapes on a personal level. It was as if I finally found the key to something.
Even as I was still working on INFERNO, I was thinking, how the hell am I ever going to top this next time? I was doomed.
I started WALL OF SOUND with a daunting blank slate and somehow, ideas came out. Refined ideas, complex ideas, small and large scale ideas and plenty of them.
It was as if the exhaustive process of putting INFERNO together strengthened a new creative muscle that I had never zoned in on before, so the first steps of writing WALL OF SOUND felt like a runner who runs a marathon after over-training for a long time. I was well warmed up.
The guitar playing on the album also came quite easy, despite it being without question the most evolved guitar playing of my career. It's a challenge to evolve on one's instrument album after album, especially on your 13th solo album. Luckily this is a challenge that I love. You will find this hard to believe when you hear the density and sheer amount of guitar coming at you from all directions, but in fact, all of the final guitar tracks on WALL OF SOUND were done in 9 days.
This furious and productive pace was made possible by over a year of making demo after demo and spending more time listening and living with the music rather than playing it. I had lived with the songs and edited them so incredibly many times, that by the time I got to the actual recording studio, it was like I had been playing the whole album on tour for a year already. I learned to do this from making INFERNO. This is why a lot of artists` debut albums are so strong - because they have had so much time to reflect on and fix the music, and also, more importantly, attach real life experiences to the songs. I feel like I have a debut album here.
Jinxx from Black Veil Brides and I wanted to do something that would shock his fans and my fans. I arranged a monster of a tune called Sorrow & Madness based on a melody that Jinxx wrote on the violin. I took his sweet melody and added so many twists and turns that it became a mammoth of Martyisms in tandem with a large side of Jinxx that has yet to be heard by his fans. We are both very proud of what happened.
I think Deafheaven is the one heavy band that comes to mind when people ask me to recommend something that`s not Japanese!, I was super excited to work with Shiv from Deafheaven. We wrote Pussy Ghost together and it is one of the most aggressive songs I have ever played, while at the same time evoking grotesquely beautiful moods that I have never felt before. One thing I learned from making INFERNO is that when you have a guest, let them come up with music first. Let it be their baby, so they are personally invested in the song. Then arrange it and do it my way, then add more things together. This gives you a final song that really sounds like both of the people put their heart and souls into the music, as opposed to one guy doing everything and the guest just blasting out a solo somewhere.
Jorgen from Shining also guested on INFERNO and when we finished that song we immediately started talking about what we would do next. For those who don`t know Shining, they are like a steroided out and genius level musicianed out version of Nine Inch Nails for the 21st century, with a charismatic singer/composer (Jorgen) and a wicked sense of melody, that hits me in the gut on every song. (Just Gimme) Something To Fight is the one vocal track on the record and it kills. Even after finishing this song we have started working on more new things for who know what
Having super engineer Paul Fig (Ghost, Alice in Chains, Rush), mixer Jens Bogren (Opeth, Lamb of God) and even the producer responsible for many of Queen's biggest hits and my idol Brian May's guitar sounds, Mack do the mixing on 2 of the songs on the album, is an honor for me for sure.1. Self Pollution
2. Sorrow and Madness
5. For A Friend
6. Pussy Ghost
7. The Blackest Rose
8. Something to Fight
9. The Soldier
11. The Last Lament$23.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now