New music releases, 9th June 2014

Here are the new and notable music releases for this week, the 9th June 2014:

Arch Enemy War Eternal
War Eternal, Arch Enemy

Blood For Blood, HellYeah
Lazaretto, Jack White
48:13, Kasabian
Whispers, Passenger
Re-Introduction Etudes, Chilly Gonzales
Blue Smoke, Dolly Parton
Stay Gold, First Aid Kit
Great Western Valkyrie, Rival Sons
Distant Satellites, Anathema
Stockholm, Chrissie Hynde
Quadrophenia: Live In London, The Who
The Blues Came Callin’, Walter Trout
Beauty & Ruin, Bob Mould
Outsider, Uriah Heep
Simplicity, Tesla
Favorite Waitress, The Felice Brothers
Imprint, Denise Pearson
Hollywood Bowl 1972, Allman Brothers Band
Trouble & Love, Mary Gaulthier
The Thin Line, Heather Peace
Out Among The Stars: Special Edition, Johnny Cash
Touch & Flee, Neil Cowley Trio
Zaba, Glass Animals
Let The Ocean Take Me, The Amity Affliction
Earth Rocker (Box Set), Clutch
Disgusting, Beartooth
Esoteric Warfare, Mayhem
Gigantoid, Fu Manchu
Saturday Night Special, Great White
Hail The Apocalypse, Avatar
Upside Down Mountain, Conor Oberst
Blissfucker, Trap Them

All of the above and many more are available via the Skin Back Alley Music Store!

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Arch Enemy release video for new track “You Will Know My Name”

Arch Enemy have released the video for new track, “You Will Know My Name.”

The song is set to feature on the band’s new album, War Eternal, which is due for release on the 9th of June via Century Media Records.

The album will be the first to feature new vocalist, Alissa White-Gluz.

Watch the video below and let us know what you think!

Arch Enemy will be on tour supporting Kreator in the UK this coming December. You can see them on the following confirmed dates:

16th December: Institute, Birmingham
17th December: O2 Academy, Bristol
18th December: The Forum, London
19th December: Academy, Manchester
20th December: Academy, Dublin
21st December: QMU, Glasgow
22nd December: O2 Academy, Newcastle

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Jack White reveals ‘Ultra’ vinyl edition of Lazaretto album

Jack White Lazaretto

Jack White has released details of a new ‘Ultra’ vinyl edition of his forthcoming studio album, Lazaretto.

The 180gm vinyl version of the album will feature two hidden tracks situated under the labels on the record, each playing at different speeds, making the album a three-speed affair.

The mix of the album will also be different to the CD and digital editions, and will feature a different running order.

Says White of the release: “While we were mixing the record I started to get ideas about the design of the LP and what we could do differently that hadn’t been done before.” He then demonstrates how Side A of the record plays from the inside out before a locked groove on the outside of the record continually plays.

White explains that his favourite feature of the album is on Side B, where depending on where the needle is dropped, listeners will hear either an acoustic or an electric introduction to the first song. “Both of those intros, acoustic and electric, all come together in the middle of the song and become one groove for the remainder of the song. This is something that’s never been done before,” he says.

In the dead wax of Side A is a hand-etched hologram of an angel by Tristan Duke of Infinity Light Science. “This is a really beautiful component to the Ultra LP,” says White.

You can watch the full video of White discussing the record with Ben Blackwell of Third Man Records below. Blackwell says of the album that it “has all kinds of tricks and chicanery hidden inside of it.”

Lazaretto is scheduled for release on the 9th of June.

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Vinnie Paul speaks about HellYeah line-up changes


Vinnie Paul, drummer with HellYeah, has spoken out about the sacking of bass player Bob Zilla and guitarist Gregg Tribbett.

He blames a lack of drive for their expulsion, saying that they didn’t have the same ambition as the rest of the band as they prepared to record their fourth LP.

Speaking on syndicated US radio show Loudwire Nights, Paul commented: “We obviously had history together with Bob and Greg. When we got around to getting ready to go into the studio for this record we realised that they didn’t have the same focus, they didn’t have the same drive that we did. We weren’t going to be able to make the record we did if they were still a part of it. It’s kind of sad to say goodbye sometimes but sometimes to move forward you have to, and that’s what we did.”

The former Pantera musician went on to describe replacement bass player Kyle Sanders as the “perfect fit” and hinted that current touring guitarist Christian Brady could become a permanent member of the band.

“It’s very exciting. We do have two guitarists, we have a touring guitarist out with us Chris B. If things continue to go the way they are, he’ll be a permanent guitarist. Kyle Sanders is just a perfect fit. He toured with us when he was in Bloodsimple and Monstro and we really didn’t want to go through an audition process seeing if we could find the next Billy Sheehan.”

“We just felt like we needed a guy to fit right in with us. When we called Kyle, before we could even ask if he wanted it, he says I’m the guy. So that’s all we needed to hear. He fits in great, man. He’s a great visual player as well, in addition to a powerful bass player.”

HellYeah’s fourth LP, Blood For Blood, is scheduled for release on the 9th of June.

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