Monday, December 21, 2009

Music News & Notes

Bloodbath To Re-Release "Breeding Death" EP With Two Extra Songs

Swedish death metallers Bloodbath have issued the following announcement about re-releasing a limited edition version of their "Breeding Death" EP with two additional songs:

"After the quickly sold out Picture-LP of ‘Breeding Death’ Animate Records from Germany will release this album again as a high quality matt Gatefold-12?-MLP with black inner sleeve on 180 g vinyl. The LP contains two bonus tracks and will be limited to 999 copies (first 200 copies as collectors edition in golden wax). On side B there's an etched picture which is laser-manufactured and simply looks killer… The release date is set to January 8th, 2010


Radiohead To Resume Recording New Album In January
Ed O'Brien reveals...

Radiohead guitarist Ed O'Brien says the band plan to resume work on their new album in January.

In a message on the group's website, O'Brien said he was “genuinely excited” about completing the work they started in the summer.

“The vibe in the camp is fantastic at present, and we head off into the studio in January to continue on from the work we started last Summer. I am so genuinely excited about what we’re doing, but for obvious reasons I can’t divulge anything more,” O’Brien posted on December 19th. “10 years ago we were all collectively (that’s the band) in the land of Kid A, and although hugely proud of that record, it wasn’t a fun place to be. What’s reassuring now, is that we are most definitely a different band, which should therefore mean that the music is different too and that is the aim of the game.”

At present, it's not clear when the follow-up to 2007's 'In Rainbows' is due to be released.

However, O'Brien admitted that the band had come along way in the last ten years since the release of their fourth album, 'Kid A', in 2000.


Who Landmark

The venue where Pete Townshend smashed his first guitar has been declared a landmark by local officials. A plaque has been placed at the former location of the Railway Hotel in Harrow, England. A town councilman said "It seemed to us only right that music fans on pilgrimages around London can see another landmark associated with a true great of rock music."


Megadeth's Mustaine Ailing

Dave Mustaine of Megadeth is talking seriously about retirement due to an on-going neck problem. He told Metal Hammer

"Yeah, retirement is a concern. It has to do with the limitations of my body. I’ve got stuff going on with my neck. I try not to make it obvious but the range of motion in my neck is becoming very limited. I don’t think it has as much to do with wear and tear, as it does with the lack of preparation. There were so many years where I would go out there and just start headbanging. I didn’t think, 'OK Dave, you’re an elite athlete, you do metal calisthenics with your left hand… so why don’t you limber up the rest of your body?"

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