Sunday, July 29, 2012

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

New Dio Compilation On Its Way

A new Dio compilation album, 'The Very Beast Of Dio Vol. 2,' is slated for release later in this year. The featured17-song effort will also include three bonus tracks, including two new cuts that have never been made available on a Dio CD before. The album cover art for the new compilation, which will be revealed on August 1st, was created by Marc Sasso, who previously worked on 'Killing The Dragon' and 'Master Of The Moon' Dio albums.

It's also being reported that a Ronnie James Dio tribute album is also in the works for 2013. Organized by Ronnie’s wife/manager Wendy Dio, the project will tentatively include contributions from Metallica, Anthrax, Judas Priest’s Rob Halford, Motorhead’s Lemmy Kilmister, Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan, Alice Cooper, Glenn Hughes, Sebastian Bach, Chris Jericho and Dave Grohl.


Pedro The Lion Vinyl Reissues Arrive October 30

Jade Tree is proud to announce that the entire Pedro The Lion collection will once again be available on vinyl. Each title has been remastered for vinyl from the original sources by TW Walsh (except Winners Never Quit, remastered by John McCaig). All five Pedro The Lion titles will be released on October 30th and are available for pre-order immediately.

The reissues are:

Winners Never Quit
It’s Hard To Find a Friend
The Only Reason I Feel Secure
Achilles’ Heel

Premium pre-order package available for a limited time only:

•All 5 Records

•Limited edition custom screen-printed Pedro The Lion turntable slip mat

•10″ x10″ art print signed and numbered by David Bazan

Slip mats and art prints are only available with the 5 record pre-order package and will not be sold as separate items.

Premium package will only be available for pre-order until August 31st.

Each album comes with a digital download of high quality MP3s. Original album art printed on high-quality uncoated paper.

Go to Jade Tree to pre-order!!


New Metallica LP Soon?

Metallica will enter the studio in September to begin the follow up to 2008's 'Death Magnetic' album. It will be recorded by Rick Rubin.

"Every time [singer] James Hetfield picks up a guitar, there are some brilliant riffs that come out of it, and I try to make sure that they are all recorded and try to do my best to keep up with them and try to put some drums behind them," drummer Lars Ulrich said. "So there are, obviously, tons of ideas sitting around waiting to be had at in terms of turning ideas of James' into songs."

stay tuned.....


Springsteen Adds New North American Tour Dates

Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band have announced 16 new North American dates on their Wrecking Ball Tour

10/19 - Ottawa, ON - Scotiabank Place
10/21 - Hamilton, ON - Copps Coliseum
10/23 - Charlottesville, VA - John Paul Jones Arena
10/25 - Hartford, CT - XL Center
10/27 - Pittsburgh, PA - CONSOL Energy Center
11/01 - State College, PA - Bryce Jordan Center
11/03 - Louisville, KY - KFC Yum! Center
11/11 - St. Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center
11/15 - Omaha, NE - CenturyLink Arena
11/17 - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center
11/19 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
11/26 - Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena
11/28 - Portland, OR - The Rose Garden
11/30 - Oakland, CA - Oracle Arena
12/04 - Anaheim, CA - Honda Center
12/06 - Glendale, AZ - Arena


news from CandlelightRecords

DAYLIGHT DIES: New Album Confirmed For October 9th Release

Candlelight Records today confirms October 9 as the North American release date for Daylight Dies’ new album, A Frail Becoming. Mixed by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios (Opeth, Katatonia, Devin Townsend), the album features photography from award-winning Jonathan Mehring and packaging design by Agni Kaster. The release of A Frail Becoming silences a nearly four-year writing gap from the quintet.

"A Frail Becoming is an album which, at many times during its creation, felt as if it may never be realized," states drummer Jesse Haff. "As each of our lives proceeded down different paths, the challenges and obstacles we faced felt daunting and at times impassible. Out of this struggle we forged ahead, determined to write the best collection of music we’ve ever created. Thankfully our perseverance prevailed and A Frail Becoming stands as the most accomplished and varied album of our career."

Recording of A Frail Becoming commenced late 2011. Bassist/vocalist Egan O’Rourke coordinated capturing individual performances of Haff, guitarists Barre Gambling and Charley Shackelford, and vocalist Nathan Ellis. By year’s end, the raw tracks were ready for Bogren’s impressive and critical touches. Haff notes, "While still sounding distinctly Daylight Dies, each songs stands independently on its own, uncompromisingly representing a reflection of the moment in time they were each born in. Expect beautiful and haunting guitar-driven dark metal, enveloped by a wall of rhythms and textures one minute, and deeply expressive guitar leads, solos and acoustic passages the next."

Formed in Asheville, North Carolina circa 1996, Daylight Dies found an immediate and continually growing fanbase starting with the release of their debut EP Idle (2000). Decibel Magazine describes the band’s musical offering as, "a lot like spinning Anathema’s The Silent Enigma, Katatonia’s Discouraged Ones and The Cure’s Pornography at the same time." Blabbermouth notes, "their switch from harsh and anguished vocals to airy, Opeth-esque clean vocal works magnificently to grab the listener’s attention and give one pause for reflection on the beauty within." After releasing one album for Relapse Records (No Reply, 2002), Daylight Dies signed to England’s Candlelight Records in late 2005. The band has since released two acclaimed recordings (Dismantling Devotion, Lost To The Living), performed with labelmates Emperor to two capacity New York City shows, toured North America twice (alongside Moonspell and Katatonia 2006 and direct support to Candlemass 2008), and now ready for the autumn release and anticipated early 2013 tour.

Track List:
1. Infidel
2. The Pale Approach
3. Sunset
4. Dreaming of Breathing
5. A Final Vestige
6. Ghosting
7. Hold On To Nothing
8. Water’s Edge
9. An Heir to Emptiness

Visit CandleLightRecords for more info


INXS Deluxe Vinyl Package On The Way

INXS will mark the 25th anniversary of their iconic album 'Kick' with previously unseen material featuring late singer Michael Hutchence. The iconic 1987 release has sold over 14 million copies worldwide, making it one of the biggest-selling Australian albums of all time.

The band have found unreleased demo versions of songs from 'Kick,' which included the hits "Need You Tonight," "Never Tear Us Apart," "Mystify," "Devil Inside" as well as one of their biggest hits "New Sensation." Documentary footage featuring Hutchence will also be included across a handful of deluxe editions all released on September 21.

A super-deluxe version will also include an 80 page art book featuring never-before-seen handwritten lyrics by Hutchence, provided from his family’s archives and also include an original 'Kick' tour poster and red vinyl album.

"It'll be an amazing, super-duper package," INXS manager Chris Murphy said. "There’s stuff that was recorded with Michael for Kick that didn’t go on the album."


Killer's Reveal New Album Cover Art

The Killers have put the artwork for their new album ‘Battle Born’ which is due on September 18th.


The Mavericks Reveal Cover Art For New Album

The Mavericks have recently revealed the tracklist and album cover art for their debut project on The Valory Music Co. The album, 'In Time,' is scheduled for release on September 25 in conjunction with the band’s 20th anniversary of their first major label album release.


album cover art of the day:

Doom Syndicate New Album Cover Art Unveiled

US death metal vets Doom Syndicate have recently signed a deal with the label Born of Chaos Records for the release of their new album called 'Midsummer's Fall,' which is slated for release in late summer. The cover artwork has been unveiled


from our friends at vinylcollective

What’s Eating Gilbert — "Cheap Shots" pre-order

New Found Glory guitarist Chad Gilbert will release a new EP under his solo moniker What’s Eating Gilbert early next month. It’s titled Cheap Shots and Bridge Nine is handling the release, after Gilbert released another EP titled The Nashville Session earlier this year via Paper + Plastick.

The expected release date is Aug. 7.

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our friend artist Daniel Edlen is making the news, my guess, a foreign site (brazil) (they call it drawing, it is actually acrylic paint and the process is amazing to watch) however this is a wonderful display of his work (i have a stunningl painting of micheal stipe on my wall!):

Drawings on vinyl records by Daniel Edlen

visit daniel's site today!  VinylArt


new music from some old friends?

Graham Nash Talks About Possibility of a New CSN Album, Reveals Status of Covers Project


ah...the nude cover art...sells the music i guess.....

The 40 Coolest NSFW Album Covers


interesting read......

Micky Dolenz premieres new album with Beatles tributes on radio show


vinyl doing well amongst the corn in the great state of iowa!

Remember records? They're back in Sioux City


well researched article about our beloved format:

Holding Out For Vinyl


another great read from the folks at

Not CD, not vinyl, but wax: Musicians use old-time method to record at Thomas Edison museum