Thursday, July 5, 2012

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

Lynyrd Skynyrd Reveal Cover Art And Tracklist For New LP

Lynyrd Skynyrd are set to release their new album called 'Last Of A Dyin' Breed' on August 21st via Loud & Proud/Roadrunner Records. The effort features 11 brand new songs, and is the band’s first studio album since the 2009 release of 'God & Guns,' which reunites the band with producer Bob Marlette. The album is also Skynyrd’s first recording to feature new bassist Johnny Colt, who was an original member of the Black Crowes.

According to, a special edition also will be available with four extra songs. 'Last of a Dyin’ Breed‘s' lead single and title track is set for release July 10 as a digital download.

Last of a Dyin’ Breed
One Day at a Time
Ready to Fly
Mississippi Blood
Good Teacher
Something to Live For
Life’s Twisted
Nothing Comes Easy
Honey Hole
Start Livin’ Life Again
Poor Man’s Dream
Do It Up Right
Sad Song
Low Down Dirty


Reissue Of KISS' 'Destroyer' Due In August

The release of the deluxe 35th-anniversary edition of KISS' iconic fourth LP 'Destroyer' is set for August 21 through Universal Music. The two-disc set, called 'Destroyer/Resurrected' is said to feature remixes of the original LP by producer Bob Ezrin and out takes from the 1976 album sessions. Released in March 1976, the effort was the second consecutive KISS album to reach the Top 20 in the United States. The LP was certified gold by the RIAA on April 22, 1976 and was certified platinum on November 11, 1976, the first KISS album to achieve that distinction.


KISS Reveals Album Cover Art For New Album

The band has recently revealed the cover art for their newest LP 'Monster,' which is slated for release in October


Two Posthumous Amy Winehouse Albums In The Works

Mitch Winehouse has recently revealed that there are plans to release two more posthumous albums by late songstress Amy Winehouse. In an interview with BBC 6 Music, the late singer's father stated that there was more unreleased material which wasn't used on last year's 'Lioness: Hidden Treasures' collection, but insisted he didn’t want to disappoint his daughter's fans.

"I'm not sure that there is much more but I'm sure that we will get at least one other album out, if not two. There are loads of covers, loads of them, but the problem is we don't want want to rip anybody off. When her fans are so precious to us we don’t want to put out dross."


Jack White Confirms Radiohead Recorded New Music At Third Man Records

Jack White has recently confirmed that Radiohead have been recording new material at Third Man Records. Speaking to BBC 6 Music, the White revealed that the Oxford band had been working in the studio owned by his record label, however, he insisted that he hadn't been involved in the recording sessions.

Thom Yorke dropped a mysterious hint from the stage during the band's set at the Bonnaroo Music And Arts Festival in Tennessee, suggesting that he and White had some exciting plans in the pipeline.

His comments sparked rumours that Radiohead and White would be working together on a new project, but the former White Stripes man said: "I don’t know how much to tell about it except I didn't play with them or produce."


Def Leppard Set To Re-Record Back Catalogue

Def Leppard have said that they plan to re-record their entire back catalogue. The rockers are making this extrordinary move following a disagreement with their one time record label Universal over royalties and compensation for digital downloads. The band's frontman Joe Elliott told Billboard that the disagreement has led to the band deciding to phase out their recordings for Universal and replace them with a whole new collection of their songs, which they're calling 'forgeries'. "We'll just replace our back catalogue with brand new, exact same versions of what we did," he said.

In order to coincide with the release of the movie Rock of Ages, the band have already re-recorded their 1983 song "Rock of Ages" and 1987's "Pour Some Sugar on Me."


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Deathspell Omega Release New Effort

French experimental black metallers DEATHSPELL OMEGA's new EP, called 'Drought' hit the stores recently in North America! The recording displays some of the most lethal songwriting ever witnessed from the cult band while retaining their unmistakable sound.

'Drought' is available on Season of Mist's e-shop as Digisleeve, LP, LP box set and various merch items.

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Salowe Vision
Fiery Serpents
Scorpions & Drought
Abrasive Swirling Murk
The Crackled Book of Life


Pet Shop Boys New Album Due In September

The Pet Shop Boys' new album called 'Elysium' is scheduled for release on September 18th via Astralwerks. The album's first single "Winner" will be available on limited CD (with 3 bonus tracks), limited 12" vinyl and as 2 digital bundles (including bonus tracks and remixes) on August 7th. Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe recorded 'Elysium' earlier this year in Los Angeles,. The team also co-produced the effort with producer Andrew Dawson, who has won three Grammys for his work with Kanye West. He told They've [Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe] never done a record in Los Angeles before. They wanted to be around that thing, and get that classic LA sound – the LA players and all that stuff"

Pet Shop Boys said: "It was inspiring to make an album in Los Angeles, and to work with a producer from a different musical genre, who has brought a new dimension to our music".


Rob Zombie Unveils Cover Art Remix Album

On August 7th Rob Zombie is set to release 'Mondo Sex Head,' a remix album featuring artists such as J-Devil (Korn‘s Jonathan Davis), ††† (which features Chino from Deftones and members of Far), and more. To promote the release, Zombie has released the album cover art for the album. The USA version features the face of a kitten while the cover for the rest of the world features his wife Sheri Moon Zombie bare assed and provocatively posed. I have taken the liberty to post both covers.

Zombie will also be releasing two separate, digital-only EPs before the album comes out. These EPs will features tracks from the album as well as bonus tracks.

Read an interview with Zombie talking about the album over at Rolling Stone


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Top 10 Albums – Monday July 2, 2012

Here are the Top 10 Albums sold at Shop Radio Cast for the week of June 28 – July 2, 2012:

1. Yellowcard - One For The Kids LP
2. Sigur Ros - Varud 10″
3. Gaslight Anthem - Handwritten LP
4. The Starting Line - Direction LP
5. The Almost - Southern Weather LP
6. Mayday Parade - A Lesson In Romantics LP
7. Dave Hause - Pray For Tucson 7″
8. The Early November - In Currents LP
9. Staring Back - On 2XLP
10. Mars Volta - Noctourniquet 2XLP

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Pantera to Reissue 3 Albums on 180 Gram Vinyl

Elektra Records is set to press 3 Pantera albums on 180 Gram vinyl, due out July 24th, 2012. While "Reinventing The Steel" will be a single 180 Gram LP, both "The Great Southern Trendkill" and "Official Live" will be released on double 180 Gram LPs. You can pre order your copies now!

Pantera – Reinventing The Steel LP
Pantera – Official Live 2XLP
Pantera – The Great Southern Trendkill 2XLP


album cover art of the day:

Obscenity Reveal New Album Details

German death metallers vets Obscenity are scheduled to release their eigth studio album, 'Atrophied In Anguish on September 14 as a digipak and as a digital download via Apostasy Records. The cover artwork was created by Remy of Headsplit Design.


album cover art of the day, part two

Pathology Reveal New Album’s Title, Cover Art

San Diego death metal outfit Pathology have reveal the title and album cover art for their upcoming album. It will be called 'The Time Of Great Purification,' and is slated for release on September 25. The release features artwork by Par Olofsson


and even more great album cover art:

this from Mightier Than Sword

Bayonet's Debut Available On Vinyl On July 26, 2011

The first pressing is limited to 500 one-sided 12″ records, each with a screenprinted backside. The color breakdown will be 100 on black 180gram vinyl, 200 on clear-yellow-brown swirl, and 200 on clear- grey-black marble swirl.




Albums To Include New 5.1 And Stereo Mixes

Both Albums To Be Released On Limited Edition 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl

(New York, NY) - Razor & Tie is set to release the first two Emerson, Lake & Palmer re-issues of the band's first two albums: Emerson, Lake & Palmer (1970 - Studio Album) and Tarkus (1971 - Studio Album) on September 11th. Both records will be available as 3-disc deluxe editions containing never before released 5.1 Surround Sound and Stereo Mixes, including previously unheard out-takes. Three time Grammy-nominated producer and engineer Steven Wilson (who has also recently remixed classic albums by Jethro Tull and King Crimson for acclaimed 40th anniversary editions) worked from the original Greg Lake produced multi-track tapes to remix both albums.

Fans can also purchase Emerson, Lake & Palmer and Tarkus deluxe editions at  where the albums will be bundled with a variety of ELP t-shirts perfect for any collector. Pre-orders are available now for the deluxe albums, vinyl re-presses and a selection of Emerson, Lake & Palmer t-shirts.

Emerson, Lake & Palmer and Tarkus will also be released on limited edition 180 gram audiophile vinyl. The records will be re-pressed and released with their original packaging and track listings. The vinyl re-presses will be available September 11th as well.

Both albums will also be digitally, specifically mastered for iTunes by Grammy-award winning engineer Brad Blackwood (Alison Krauss & Union Station, Maroon 5, North Mississippi Allstars, Saving Abel).

AXS TV will also exclusively premiere the Emerson, Lake & Palmer 40th Anniversary concert this August. The legendary Rock Band reunited to celebrate their 40th Anniversary and headlined London's first High Voltage Rock Festival. This was the historic moment when Emerson Lake and Palmer performed for the first time since 1998. This spectacular performance with extravagant special effects and lighting recaptured the magic and musical genius of Keith Emerson, Greg Lake and Carl Palmer as they performed their greatest hits in front of thousands of fans and leaving a lasting memory of the stunning musicianship of these three legendary performers.

Razor & Tie's full catalogue re-issue campaign will continue with the release of newly expanded, re-mastered, editions of four additional ELP classic albums: Pictures At An Art Exhibition (1971- Live Album), Trilogy (1972- Studio Album), Brain Salad Surgery (1973- Studio Album), and Welcome Back My Friends To The Show That Never Ends - Ladies & Gentlemen (1974- Live Album).

Considered by many to be one of rock's original first super-groups, Emerson Lake & Palmer formed in England in 1970 consisting of Keith Emerson (keyboards), Greg Lake (bass guitar, vocals, guitar) and Carl Palmer (drums, percussion). The band created a brand new world of music, combining classical and symphonic rock fused with beautiful vocals. Their penchant for appropriating themes from classical music and the group's more nuanced, textured approach to symphonic arrangements set ELP apart from their more bombastic guitar-based contemporaries of the time. This subtler and more sublime approach carries on today in the expansive atmospherics of Radiohead and Muse and also in the prog-influenced sphere of band's like Porcupine Tree, Dream Theatre, Opeth and many others, making ELP one of the more relevant torchbearers of the progressive rock sound. Along with Yes, King Crimson, Genesis, and Rush, Emerson Lake and Palmer ushered in the Prog era and as one of the most commercially successful rock bands of the 1970's having sold over 40 million albums. ELP's dramatic flair, sincere passion, labyrinthine song structures, and symphony-worthy virtuosity proved that classical rockers could compete for arena-scale audiences as the band headlined stadium tours around the world.


GRIMEY'S BEST SELLERS 6/25 - 7/01, 2012

Vinyl Top 25:

1. Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls
2. Father John Misty - Fear Fun
3. Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel...
4. The Lumineers - The Lumineers
5. Iron & Wine - Two Sides Of George 7"
6. Cory Chisel & The Wandering Sons - Old Believers
7. Pond - Beard, Wives, Denim
8. Grace Potter & The Nocturnals - The Lion, The Beast, The Beat
9. Beach House - Bloom
10. Jack White - Blunderbuss
11. John Mayer - Born & Raised
12. Animal Collective - Honeycomb 7"
13. Yoko Ono w/ Thurston Moore & Kim Gordon - Early In The Morning 10"
14. The Tallest Man On Earth - There's No Leaving Now
15. Sonny & The Sunsets - Longtime Companion
16. Wussy - Funeral Dress
17. The Black Keys - El Camino
18. The Civil Wars - Barton Hollow
19. Codeine - When I See The Sun box set
20. El-P - Cancer For Cure
21. Annette Peacock - I'm The One
22. Sigur Ros - Valtari
23. Paul & Linda McCartney - Ram
24. Various - Eccentric Soul: A Red Black Green Production
25. The Black Keys - Brothers


for shits and giggles on a very hot summer day:

Sexual Album Covers From The 50s And 60s


and some more cover art:

Raising The Flag: 50 All-American Album Covers