Friday, October 12, 2012

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

Official Press-Release:

Superdrag's 'Regretfully Yours' to Receive Vinyl Reissue

SideOneDummy Records just announced the vinyl re-issue of Superdrag’s 1996 debut 'Regretfully Yours' on December 11, 2012, marking the first time the album has been made available on vinyl. 

'Regretfully Yours,' included the hit single “Sucked Out”, which peaked at #17 on Billboard’s Modern Rock chart.  The larynx-shredding chorus (along with a Buzz Bin video) helped plant the band’s flag on a national level.  “Some of the dudes went and watched Iggy Pop play a secret show at Coney Island High that night,” recalls guitarist and vocalist John Davis, “but I stayed behind and coughed up blood until we got that vocal right.”

On the LP, Superdrag combine noisy guitar rock with power pop tunefulness, arriving at a place somewhere between Hüsker Dü  and Teenage Fanclub.  Although 'Regretfully Yours' never attained the sales figures of some of the band’s 90's peers, the album has long been lauded by critics and fans alike as a lost classic.  “The whole thing was done really quickly, especially by today’s standards,” Davis remembers.”The bulk of the album was made in 7 days.” The band played more than 250 shows in support of the record, touring alongside the likes of Nada Surf, Weezer and Green Day.

In 1996, Jon Wiederhorn of Entertainment Weekly and Rolling Stone wrote, “Regretfully Yours is an emotional excursion fueled with sugary vocals, dynamic arrangements, and psychedelic guitar flourishes. Refreshing and irresistible.”  16 years later, those words still ring true.

SideOneDummy Records is initially pressing 1,000 copies of Regretfully Yours. The LP will be pressed on 180-gram vinyl.  A pre-order of the LP is available from the SideOneDummy web store here.


Death's Spiritual Healing Deluxe Reissue To See Release

The next chapter in Relapse's Death reissue campaign is the landmark, genre-defining album Spiritual Healing.  Originally released in 1990, Spiritual Healing marked a new turn in the Death discography, one which ushered in cleaner production, a new level of boundary pushing musicianship and songwriting skills that were previously unimaginable from a metal band.  Spiritual Healing sets the standard for riffs, insane time changes and of course mainman Chuck Schuldiner’s masterful guitar solos.  Now reissued as a double CD housed in super deluxe packaging featuring brand new liner notes from Death players James Murphy and Terry Butler, Chuck’s sister Beth Schuldiner and Volbeat frontman Michael Poulsen, Disc 1 features a completely new remaster of the original album and Disc 2 contains 16 previously unreleased rehearsal, outtakes and studio instrumentals.

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Voivod Releases "Mechanical Mind" Digital Single In North America, Announces US Appearance For November

Canadian progressive metal pioneers Voivod have released the first single from their upcoming 13th studio album, Target Earth (due out January 21st in Europe and January 22nd in North America).

"Mechanical Mind" is now available on all digital platforms. The "Mechanical Mind" 7" vinyl will be available exclusively at CM Distro soon (with the Voivod skull etching by the band's own drummer Away as the "b-side"). The 7" will be available in the following colors and quantities:  300 black, 100 red, and 100 blue.

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album cover art of the day:

Black Abyss Reveals New Album Details

Power metal outfit Black Abyss are set to release their new album 'Possessed' on November 2 through  Apostasy Records. The album was produced by Roger Grüninger at Studio 141 and refined by Achim Köhler.  The album cover art was done by Thomas Ewerhard.


album cover art of the day, part two:

Paradox Unveils New Album "Tales Of The Weird" Artwork

The new Paradox's new album 'Tales Of The Weird' is set to be released December 14th and was produced by Charly Steinhauer and mixed & mastered by V. Santura at Woodshed-Studio in Landshut, Germany.


album cover art of the day, part three (saved the best for last)

Bad Brains 'Into The Future' Cover Artwork Revealed

Iconic hardcore/punk band BAD BRAINS will release its new album, "Into The Future", on November 20 via Megaforce. The CD features the classic lineup of H.R. , Darryl Jenifer, Dr. Know and Earl Hudson.

American artist Shepard Fairey, a lifelong fan of BAD BRAINS, designed the cover artwork for "Into The Future".

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 Preview: Slowhand: 35th Anniversary Edition - Eric Clapton

Artist: Eric Clapton
Title: Slowhand: 35th Anniversary Edition
Release Date: December 4, 2012
Label: Polydor
Format(s): CD, 2 CDs, LP, 3 CD/1 Audio DVD/1 LP, DD

One of the highlights of Eric Clapton's career (among numerous highlights) is the 1977 album Slowhand. Polydor and UMe are saluting that album with the multi-format release Slowhand: 35th Anniversary Edition.

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i don't care what anyone says, this is freakin cool!

Apocalypticta Cover Black Sabbath In Support of Breast Cancer Research

Finnish cello rockers Apocalypticta support breast cancer research in their home country by getting behind the Pink Ribbon campaign.  The Cancer Society Of Finland's Pink Ribbon campaign is aimed at supporting Finnish breast cancer research, and its symbol is a pink silk ribbon — familiar to many as the international symbol of the fight against breast cancer.

Read more at Blabbermouth


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