Sunday, December 20, 2009

Music News & Notes


Venom have their first three albums reissued next month on vinyl, by Back On Black Records. 'Welcome To Hell' , 'Black Metal' and 'At War With Satan' will be available on the Back On Black label. Each will come on 180g coloured vinyl and have deluxe gatefold sleeve.


Einherjer Rising Reveals New Album, "Berserk," Artwork

The cover artwork for Einherjer Rising's upcoming album, "Berserk," has been revealed. The artwork was done by artist Craig Granato (USA) exclusively for Einherjer Rising.

Einherjer Rising comments, "I would like to thank Mr. Craig Granato for his great and sincere effort in making the illustration. It is a perfectly executed representation of my image for the album cover. This artwork will definitely strengthen the whole album atmosphere yet more"


Lil Wayne LP Leaked
After six different release date changes, Rebirth, Lil Wayne's forthcoming rock album, isn't due in stores until February 1. But the album is now out there in the world, thanks to

Billboard reports that the online retail giant mistakenly sent 500 copies of the CD to customers who had pre-ordered it. A "shipping mishap" was the reason for the early leak, which caused Rebirth to show up in mailboxes this past Monday.


Elliott Smith LPs to be reissued on KRS

Kill Rock Stars record label has announced that on April 6 it will add the late Elliott Smith's "Roman Candle" and "From a Basement on the Hill" records to its catalog.

“Roman Candle” is Smith’s first solo album and was originally released by Portland’s Cavity Search Records in 1994. It has been remastered for the re-release by Larry Crane, editor of Tape Op Magazine and archivist for Smith’s family, although Crane reassures that none of the album is “remixed” from the master tapes. It is still composed of the mixes Smith created himself, he said.
Kill Rock Stars also will release “Roman Candle” on vinyl for the first time in the United States.

“From a Basement on the Hill” was released posthumously in 2004 on ANTI-records.

With the addition of these two records, Kill Rock Stars is now the home for all of Smith’s independent releases: “Roman Candle,” “Elliott Smith,” “Either/Or,” “From a Basement on the Hill” and “New Moon.”

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