Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Vinyl Record News & Notes, Did You Know?

ELECTRIC BOYS: New Album Details Revealed

The reunited original ELECTRIC BOYS lineup — Franco Santunione (guitar), Andy Christell (bass), Niklas Sigevall (drums) and Conny Bloom (guitar, vocals) — will release its first album since 1992 called "And Them Boys Done Swang" on April 6 via Supernova Records, a division of the Cosmos Music Group. The CD will be made available in Japan on March 16 through JVC with three

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Septicflesh - New Album Cover Art Revealed

Season Of Mist press release

Septicflesh's upcoming album 'The Great Mass' is set to hit the stores on April 18th (one day later in North America). It is time to unveil the cover artwork of the album's jewel case edition, designed by Seth Siro Anton himself:

Seth explains: "This is a small fragment of the artwork that will dress the new artistic experiment of Septicflesh, The Great Mass. It is a small part of an occult machine made from marble and flesh, fantasy and reality, order and chaos. A great machine composed from the blasphemous union of strange figures, creations of Man, the creator of the gods and demons. Their grotesque purpose will be revealed soon, when all the cover editions of the new album will be presented and will be combined together... Let the great self-cannibalistic symposium begin."

The Greek demons' new opus will be available in the following formats:

- CD + Blu-ray Digipak
- Collector's book including 2 CDs + Blu-ray
- 12" gatefold LP
- CD jewel case
- Digital download


Tengwar Posts New Album "The Halfling Forth Shall Stand" Art

Argentina based folk metal band Tengwar has posted the cover artwork online for the band's upcoming album "The Halfling Forth Shall Stand."  The band also commented on the album and artwork:

"The Halfling Forth Shall Stand is the first part of a conceptual work concerning the matters of J.R.R. Tolkien's famous trilogy. More than an hour of mighty Celtic and Medieval rooted folk metal in an astonishing epic trip along the realms of Middle-Earth.

"Front Cover artwork by Kris Verwimp (Arkona, Suidakra, etc), desing by Valgorth The Hammmerblaze (Lost Horizon, Black Majesty, Skiltron, etc). Original Logo by Adrián Gutiérrez/Thorvi Fairstone.

"Rise your horn up! Let your axe and sword be sharpened! Come and join the fellowship!"

The track listing for the album is as follows:

1. Return of the Shadow
2. A Long Expected Fading
3. The Halfling's Rise
4. War Begins
5. Marching South
6. Snow and Defeat
7. The Password
8. A Dwarf Sings in The Dark
9. Fire and Shadow Defied
10. The Pilgrim's Gone
11. In the Land of the Golden Trees
12. Farewell
13. The Swan
14. Uruks
15. The Bearer's Choice


Last Chance To Reason Announces New Album "Level 2" Details

Last Chance To Reason has announced April 12th as the North American release date for the band's Prosthetic Records debut, "Level 2."

The Augusta, Maine based metal sextet will hit the road in February for the band's first Canadian run of dates and will then meet up with the legendary Atheist. The band will also be appearing at this year's New England Metal and Hardcore Festival in Worcester, MA on April 16.

Last Chance To Reason teamed up with producer Jamie King (Between the Buried and Me) to create the album, which draws influences from the 70's prog of King Crimson and Yes, composers Steve Reich and Schoenberg, as well as prog-metal masters Opeth, Dream Theater, and Cynic.


Appetite for Bargains: Slash Auctions His ‘Stuff’

Michael Wright

Ever dreamed about living the rock star life? Driving the rock star ride? Wearing the rock star threads? Well, now’s your chance. Velvet Revolver guitar hero Slash is teaming up with Julien’s Auctions to sell everything from a muscle car to guitars to, yes, his trademark top hat.

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Backstage in South Florida

Backstage: A Music Obsessive's Collection

By Lee Zimmerman

​Music vet and New Times scribe Lee Zimmerman shares stories of memorable rock 'n' roll encounters that took place in our local environs. This week: The haunted hoarder.

This column requires that I clean out the cobwebs of my memory, as well as the dust that's gathered on the albums, photos and memorabilia that clutter up my music room. It's there that I find my own fortress of solitude amidst floor to ceiling shelves jutting out at unlikely angles to accommodate stacks of CDs and vinyl albums that otherwise would have no home. It's a large room, mind you -- approximately 500 square feet to be accurate -- but after years of fixating on collecting, I've simply overrun its parameters.

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Album artwork: Crazy, colorful sleeves from Thailand’s musical past

Paradise Bangkok DJs Chris Menist and Maft Sai dig into their massive Thai record collection to prove that in Thailand, you can’t judge an album by its cover

By Chris Menist

Before coming to Thailand, when it came to digging for vinyl I found that you generally could judge a book by its cover.

Record sleeves from Europe and the United States would by and large give a clue as to the music inside, utilizing graphics, a natty dress sense by the musicians on the front, or even some of the song titles to hint at the style and direction of the music contained within.

Additional information could be gleaned from the label the music was on, as well as the musicians and/or the producer involved.

Coming to Thailand changed all that for me.....

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Lost Highway to Release Ryan Adams’ Love Is Hell, Whiskeytown’s Pneumonia on Vinyl

Given Ryan Adams’ affinity for releasing music on vinyl, you might think that all the popular albums from his discography are readily available in the superior analog format, but there are actually a few that are rather hard (or impossible) to come by. Enter Lost Highway’s 10th Anniversary clear vinyl celebration, in which Adams’ former label will release a slew of LPs



The Strokes, Arcade Fire, Robert Plant and his Band of Joy and the reunited Buffalo Springfield are just some of the acts announced to play this year’s Bonnaroo festival.

Manchester, Tennessee’s Bonnaroo Festival recruited 2010 lineup member Conan O’Brien to announce the 2011 lineup, moments ago, for this summer’s June 9-12 event


and in my neck of the woods:

Rock Fest 2011 Lineup Includes Rob Zombie, Def Leppard, Kid Rock

Rob Zombie, Def Leppard, Kid Rock and Avenged Sevenfold will all headline Rock Fest in Cadott, Wis. The four-day fest kicks off July 14 and runs through July 17. Other bands scheduled to perform include Slaughter, Cinderella, Three Days Grace, Rock Sugar, Saliva, Skillet, Hinder, My Darkest Days, Sick Puppies, Chevelle, Seether, Jackyl, Tesla and Heart. More bands will be added.

This is the 18th year for the event. It is presented by Chippewa Valley Music Festivals. General admission, VIP and camping packages are available.


Did You Know?

more stuff everybody should know...

While performing her duties as queen, Cleopatra sometimes wore a fake beard.  Cool, chicks with beards!

When young and impoverished, Pablo Picasso kept warm by burning his own paintings.

Turkey's often look up at the sky during a rainstorm. Unfortunately some have been known to drown as a result.

There is no mention of Adam and Eve eating an apple in the Bible.  And next you'll tell me that the ark was fake as well....

The slogan on New Hampshire license plates is 'Live Free or Die'. These license plates are manufactured by prisoners in the state prison in Concord.   Well two out of three ain't bad (they are going to live and they are going to die - too late for that freedom thing....)

The Phillips-head screwdriver was invented in Oregon.

The name Wendy was made up for the book "Peter Pan."  Shit, I though it was fast food joint....

The largest eggs in the world are laid by a shark.

and in music history today:

In 1963, the Beatles saw their second release, "Please Please Me", reach the top of the UK singles chart. No one seemed to care that during one verse, John and Paul can clearly be heard singing different words.

In 1964, the Beatles appear for the second week in a row on The Ed Sullivan Show, with an estimated audience of 70 million watching.

In 1971 - The Rolling Stones were sued by the Hell's Angels who say that their privacy was invaded by showing the fatal attack at Altamont in the documentary Gimme Shelter.

In 1991, The Simpsons were at #1 on the U.K. singles chart with “Do The Bartman.” The song was written by Michael Jackson and Bryan Lorenand. The Simpsons became the first cartoon characters to make #1 since the Archies’ hit “Sugar, Sugar” in 1969

Birthday wishes to Andy Taylor (1961) of Duran Duran!

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