New music releases, 4th August 2014

Here are the new and notable music releases for this week, 4th August 2014:

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Brimstone Coven, Brimstone Coven

Live At The Capitol Theater NJ, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
Long Road Home, Charlie Simpson
That’s The Way It Is (Legacy Edition), Elvis Presley
Angus & Julia Stone, Angus & Julia Stone
Sunset On The Golden Age, Alestorm
Origins, Eluveite
Light Of Dawn, Unisonic
John Garcia, John Garcia
The Apple Core Archives, Acid Reign
Back To The Front, Entombed A.D.
Aftershock (Tour Edition), Motorhead
Original Album Series (Box Set), Jethro Tull
Original Album Series (Box Set), Ten Years After
The World We Left Behind, Nachtmystium
Wovenwar, Wovenwar
Transients, Omega
Cult, Apocalyptica
Supreme Chaos, War Of Ages
Curtains (Deluxe Edition), Tindersticks
Remission (Reissued), Mastodon
Fight The System, Massive Wagons
Ahses To Ashes, Chelsea Grin
Midnight Dynamite (Collector’s Edition), Kix
No Fools No Fun, Puss N Boots
Live 1966 – 67, Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band
Rise Of The Damnation Army: United World Rebellion Chapter Two, Skid Row

You can buy all of the above – and many more! – from the Skin Back Alley Music Store, powered by Amazon A-Store.

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Alestorm tease new album and reveal 19 date UK tour

Alestorm Golden Age Cover 2014Scots metal pirates Alestorm are to release their new album, Sunset On The Golden Age, on the 4th of August via Napalm Records.

The band have also announced a 19 date tour in support of the release, covering much of the UK throughout October.

In a statement on their official website, Alestorm said: “It’s been over 2 years since we toured the UK & Ireland, so we wanted to make this one be a wee bit special. We’re calling this tour PIRATEFEST, and we’re going to be bringing some of our very favourite piratical metal bands from all over the world to party with us for 19 shows!”

Of the new album, they said: “The title of the album is a reference to ‘The Golden Age of Piracy’… during which time all the famous pirates you’ve probably heard of were doing their thing in the Caribbean. Stealing treasure, kicking the ass of the British Navy, plundering wenches, and so forth. Like all good things, this age had to come to an end, and so we’ve used that as a general theme for this album.”

“There’s also songs about drinking and partying too,” they continue.

Watch the teaser trailer for Sunset On The Golden Age below, along with the official video for new song, “Drink.”

Alestorm will play:

8th of Oct: Waterfront, Norwich
9th of Oct: Academy 2, Birmingham
10th of Oct: Corporation, Sheffield
11th of Oct: 1865, Southampton
12th of Oct: Concorde 2, Brighton
13th of Oct: White Rabbit, Plymouth
14th of Oct: Academy, Liverpool
15th of Oct: Voodoo Lounge, Dublin
16th of Oct: Cyprus Avenue, Cork
17th of Oct: Mandela Hall, Belfast
18th of Oct: Garage, Aberdeen
19th of Oct: Arches, Glasgow
20th of Oct: Bierkeller, Bristol
21st of Oct: Academy 2, Manchester
22nd of Oct: Lemon Grove, Exeter
23rd of Oct: Sub 89, Reading
24th of Oct: Electric Ballroom, London
25th Of Oct: University, Leeds
26th of Oct: Globe, Cardiff

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The Skin Back Alley Sonisphere playlist!

Sonisphere Playlist Cap

Glastonbury Schmastonbury! Tour De Who?! Metalheads’ sights are now firmly set on this this weekend’s Sonisphere festival!

The show at Knebworth Park is set to see performances from a raging horde of metal’s finest, including Glastonbury conquerors Metallica with their By Request set, UK new wave legends Iron Maiden, thrash merchants Anthrax and Slayer and whole bunch more!

So what better way to get yourself into the metal mood (like you needed an excuse!) than with Skin Back Alley’s very own Sonisphere Spotify playlist?!

Click through below to get your metal mosh on!

Find out more about this weekend’s Sonisphere festival at their official website, and check out the full line up below!


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