Sunday, April 11, 2010

Music News & Notes

Dokken to release new greatest hits album

Dokken has announced a new release package, “Greatest Hits 2.” It will contain all new versions of many classics and two new tracks, “Almost Over” and “Magic Man,”and two newly recorded covers. Those covers are “Bus Stop,” originally recorded by the Hollies and “Lies,” first done by The Knickerbockers. King Records will release the album in Japan on April 21st and be available to the US on Cleopatra's Deadline Records.

Dokken live on June 21, 2008 in West Fargo, ND. Photo by Matt Becker"Greatest Hits 2" track listing:

01. Just Got Lucky
02. Breaking The Chains
03. Into The Fire
04. The Hunter
05. In My Dreams
06. It's Not Love
07. Alone Again
08. Dream Warrior
09. Unchain The Night
10. Tooth And Nail
11. Almost Over (new song)
12. Magic Man (new song)
13. Bus Stop (the HOLLIES cover)

Tour footage of Dokken recently performing the song “Dream Warriors” on March 27, 2010 at GB Leighton's Pickle Park in Fridley, Minnesota can be viewed below.


Misfits Records To Release New Music From JuiceheaD On April 13, 2010

As if Record Store Day ( couldn't get any bigger, it does! Misfits Records is proud to announce two new tracks from the Chicago power-punk trio JuiceheaD will be available as a Limited Edition 7-inch colored vinyl for Record Store Day! The two brand new tracks come from JuiceheaD's forthcoming studio album, How to Sail A Sinking Ship. The vinyl's first pressing will be a Record Store Day exclusive!

There will be a pressing of 500, Limited Edition pieces worldwide that will feature an amazing color mix of gold and oil spill inflected deep ruby swirled vinyl to match the foreboding stormy skyline in the sleeve art.

The label is issuing a warning, if you want the record, snatch it while you can because of the limited amount pressed. The 7-inch single comes with a FREE Digital Download card redeemable anywhere for MP3s of both new songs: 'Rotting from the Inside' (Side A) and 'Death of Democracy' (Side B).

The tracks and forthcoming LP How To Sail A Sinking Ship were produced by longtime Misfits & Ramones collaborator John Cafiero. The producer and Osaka Popstar frontman also guests on backing vocals for the track "Rotting From The Inside."

The 7-inch sleeve features an illustration by artist Joe King (Crooks N Castles, Billabong, and Obey Giant). Iconic artist Shepard Fairey personally recommended King for the project to Cafiero.

JuiceheaD have also lined up a special in-store FREE live performance and record signing in their hometown of Chicago for Record Store Day weekend!


EMPIRES OF EDEN: 'Reborn In Fire' Artwork Unveiled

The cover artwork for "Reborn in Fire" — the upcoming album from EMPIRES OF EDEN, the brainchild of PAINDIVISION/ex-DUNGEON guitarist Stu Marshall — can be viewed below. The artwork was created by U.S.-based artist Alex Ruiz.

Due in early June via 7Hard Records, "Reborn in Fire" will feature "some of the world's most respected heavy metal voices," including American vocalist Mike Vescera (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, LOUDNESS, OBSESSION). It "delivers an epic and aggressive power metal assault in the style of AVANTASIA and the collaborative genius of AYREON," according to a press release.


MASTODON Schedules Raleigh In-Store Appearance

Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON will appear inside Schoolkids Records in Raleigh, North Carolina at 4 p.m. on "Record Store Day" (April 17) to celebrate the vinyl release of their "Blood Mountain" album.

The vinyl reissue of "Blood Mountain" will be available in both standard and deluxe editions. The deluxe edition of "Blood Mountain" will be pressed on double 45 RPM discs on super-heavy 180-gram vinyl housed in a grand gatefold sleeve that will feature new custom art from Paul Romano.


R.E.M. fans have the chance to pick up a vinyl copy of their debut EP, Chronic Town, at some participating stores during next Saturday's Record Store Day. The copies will be pressed in blue vinyl.

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