Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Music News & Notes

Cover art for new Dark Funeral album revealed

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL have unveiled the artwork for their new album, Angelus Exuro Pro Eternus.

The album will be released on November 18th via Regain Records.

According to a band update: "The album will be released in a couple of different formats. One of the first officially confirmed information is that the very first editions will be a 2 Disc Limited Edition (containing 1 CD + 1 Live DVD). The bonus live DVD offers approx. 55 minutes of all previously unreleased material. Professionally filmed with six cameras during the band’s highly acclaimed 15th anniversary special show, which has been commended as a 'firestorm' during the P&L Festival in Sweden 2008, cannot be missed! The album will also include the brand new video for 'My Funeral'."


The Mighty Mighty Bosstones

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones have revealed the cover art for their upcoming new album Pin Points and Gin Joints. You can get a new track, "Graffiti Worth Reading", for free through their store.

The album currently has no release date, but is expected out sometime later this year. The genre-defining band released Medium Rare in 2007 after a brief hiatus.


Country Music Honored

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a resolution honoring country music for its contributions to America. Representative Cliff Sterns (R-FL) said:

"Country music traces its roots to the folk tradition of the British Isles and the Celts of central and western Europe; however, here in the United States, early immigrants, as well as African slaves, contributed to a new, distinct style of music that continued to develop through the 18th and 19th centuries. The history of country music is the history of our country.

"Subgenres such as bluegrass, folk and gospel have combined the unique instrumentation of country with powerful vocals to create one-of-a-kind sounds. Today, the influence of American country music is worldwide, with large fan bases in Canada and Australia, as well."

Um, OK, but what about health care reform?

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