Thursday, June 3, 2010

Music News & Notes


Platinum rock band, Filter will release their fifth studio album, 'The Trouble With Angels' this August on Rocket Science Ventures. Fans of the band’s Short Bus and Title of Record will be ecstatic to hear Richard Patrick return to his industrial roots.

Produced by Bob Marlette (Black Sabbath, Atreyu, Saliva) the album’s debut single, ‘The Inevitable Relapse,’ features thundering chords and an isolated bass line that both conjure and modernize Filter’s signature sound. “People think ‘The Inevitable Relapse’ is about addiction, consumption, and obsession, but they’re wrong,” says Richard Patrick. “It’s a love song.” The single will be impacting Active Rock and Alternative radio June 21st.

Filter will also be releasing a limited edition 7” vinyl single, exclusively for the Record Store Day coalition of stores on July 6th, featuring ‘The Inevitable Relapse” album version and a Rob Patterson 666 re-mix on the B-side.


Killing Joke to release new EP and album in 2010 to mark 30 years

The original line-up; Jaz Coleman (vocals), Geordie (guitar), Youth (bass) and Paul Ferguson (drums) of punk band Killing Joke have announced a new EP entitled ‘In Excelsis’ is due on June 21st via Spinefarm Records UK with a full length record ‘XIII: Feast Of Fools’ due on September 6th.

The EP will be exclusively available as a double coloured vinyl 10” from online UK retailer What Records; a CD version of the EP – complete with bonus dub Remix – will also be included with the package, and there will be a separate digital format, too. If purchased via iTunes, the latter will come complete with a short protest film titled ‘Urban Primitive’, filmed by Killing Joke bassist Youth back in 2004 and showing the award-winning producer as he creates a spontaneous work of art somewhere in London’s Chelsea area, on the banks of the Thames. The soundbed to the film will be an exclusive Killing Joke track.

The releases will mark the 30th Anniversary for Killing Joke, and is the first time the original line-up has worked together in 28 years.


Night Horse, Quest For Fire Announce August Release Dates For New Albums

Tee Pee Records has announced upcoming releases from bands Night Horse and Quest For Fire. Night Horse's sophomore album, "Perdition Hymns" is set for release on August 3rd while Quest For Fire's sophomore album "Lights From Paradise" is set for release August 31st.

Night Horse return with their highly anticipated sophomore effort "Perdition Hymns" on August 3rd, produced and mixed by Matt Bayles (Pearl Jam, Mastodon, The Sword). "Perdition Hymns" is a patent demonstration of a group that has quickly become a well-refined song-writing machine. The band has chiseled the six-minute jam style songwriting of their debut "The Dark Wont Hide You" into the hook-laden gems that comprise "Perdition Hymns;" with riff driven catchiness and soaring melodies that stick.

Quest For Fire are Toronto's most beloved psych rockers. Fusing hard space rock with the plodding primitive thud of fuzzed out garage. Quest For Fire set out with pure undeniable power to create their own take on classic rock and psychedelia. On August 31st Tee Pee Records will release the band's sophomore LP "Lights From Paradise." The album combines beautiful, dreamy hard rock, Spaceman 3 drone and psychedelic swirl.

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