Joe Bonamassa to release Muddy Wolf At Red Rocks live set

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Joe Bonamassa is to release a live recording, Joe Bonamassa: Muddy Wolf At Red Rocks, on Blu-Ray, DVD and CD.

The concert – a tribute to the music of blues legends Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf – was recorded over Labor Day weekend at the world renowned Red Rocks Amphitheatre in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.

The film sees Bonamassa playing over 2.5 hours of music to a 9,000 capacity sold-out crowd, the biggest show of the guitarist’s career to date.

Says Bonamassa of the show: “It was the gig of a lifetime for me. What you see on this DVD is what it was like to play in front of the largest audience of my career, playing music that I loved, love, and fell in love with again in a much bigger way than I had before.”

The set features a selection of songs from each artist, followed by a 30-minute set of songs from Bonamassa’s own extensive catalogue. The Blu-Ray and DVD editions will also feature over 1.5 hours of extras including exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, photo gallery, historic footage of Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf, and a featurette of Bonamassa and producer Kevin Shirley’s trip to The Crossroads.

The concert is presented by Keeping the Blues Alive, an organisation founded by Bonamassa that helps to promote the heritage of the blues to the next generation, fund music scholarships, and supplement the loss of music education programs in public schools.

Joe Bonamassa: Muddy Wolf At Red Rocks will be released on the 23rd of March, with a full tracklist as follows:

Joe Bonamassa - Muddy Wolf At Red Rocks cover artMUDDY WATERS SET
Mississippi Heartbeat (Intro)
1. “Tiger In Your Tank”
2. “I Can’t Be Satisfied”
3. “You Shook Me”
4. “Stuff You Gotta Watch”
5. “Double Trouble”
6. “Real Love”
7. “My Home Is On The Delta”
8. “All Aboard”

HOWLIN’ WOLF SET
1. “How Many More Years”
2. “Shake For Me”
3. “Hidden Charms”
i. Band and Introductions
ii. “Spoonful”
iii. “Killing Floor”
iv. “Evil (Is Going On)”
v. “All Night Boogie (All Night Long)”

JOE BONAMASSA SET
1. “Hey Baby (New Rising Sun)”
2. “Oh Beautiful!”
3. “Love Ain’t A Love Song”
4. “Sloe Gin”
5. “Ballad of John Henry”
6. “Muddy Wolf Credits”

BONUS FEATURES
1. “Joe and Kevin’s Excellent Adventure… to The Crossroads”
2. “Behind the Rocks – An Exclusive View Behind the Scenes”
3. “The Originals – Historic Footage of Muddy Waters & Howlin’ Wolf”
4. “Rockagram Gallery”

You can watch a trailer for the album below:

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Bring Me The Horizon to release Wembley Arena show on DVD

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Bring Me The Horizon are to release the recording of their Wembley Arena gig as a 2CD/DVD package.

The set is tentatively scheduled for release in March 2015. Those who pre-order before February the 14th will have their name printed in the accompanying booklet.

The package, which will include a DVD of the concert and a 2 disc audio version, is set to retail at £25.

The band released their new single, “Drown”, this week. It’s their first new music since 2013 album Sempiternal.

A new limited edition vinyl boxset is also out featuring Bring Me The Horizon’s first EP and three of their studio albums.

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Fugazi to release their first demos from 1988

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Fugazi are to release their first ever demo, just 26 short years after it was recorded.

The band’s record label, Dischord, broke the news yesterday via their website:

“In January 1988, after only ten shows, Fugazi decided to go into Inner Ear Studio to see what their music sounded like on tape. They tracked 11 songs, ten of which were ultimately dubbed to cassette tape and distributed free at shows, with the band encouraging people to share the recording.”

“The only song from the session that has been formally released was ‘In Defense of Humans’, which appeared on the State of the Union compilation in 1989. Now, some 26 years later, Dischord is releasing the entire demo including the one song (‘Turn Off Your Guns’) that wasn’t included on the original cassette. The record has been mastered by TJ Lipple and will be available on CD and LP+Mp3.”

“This release will also coincide with the completion of the initial round of uploads to the Fugazi Live Series website. Launched in 2011, the site now includes information and details on all of Fugazi’s 1000+ live performances and makes available close to 900 concert recordings that were documented by the band and the public.”

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Sepultura to release live album and DVD, ‘Metal Veins – Alive At Rock In Rio’

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Brazilian metal titans Sepultura are to release a live album, DVD and BluRay.

Sepultura And Les Tambours du Bronx: Metal Veins – Alive At Rock In Rio documents Sepultura’s set from the 2013 Rock In Rio event, and sees the band accompanied throughout by the French industrial percussion group Les Tambours du Bronx. It’s scheduled for release on the 15th of September via Eagle Rock Entertainment.

The set features many of Sepultura’s most well known cuts, including “Refuse/Resist,” “Territory” and “Roots Bloody Roots,” which sees the audience chanting the entire song from beginning to end.

The album has a one-hour running time across 13 songs, and as well as Sepultura’s finest work, includes a cover version of The Prodigy’s “Firestarter.”

Metal Veins – Alive At Rock In Rio will come available on CD, DVD and for the first time in the band’s history, Blu-Ray via a partnership with Rock In Rio, MZA Music and Eagle Rock Entertainment. The DVD includes an exclusive documentary of behind-the-scenes preparation with interviews, rehearsal and sound-check footage, as well as clips of the band just seconds before they hit the stage for their set.

The full tracklist for the album is as follows:

Sepultura Live Cover1. Kaiowas
2. Spectrum
3. Refuse/Resist
4. Sepulnation
5. Delirium
6. Fever
7. We’ve Lost You
8. Firestarter (Prodigy Cover)
9. Requiem
10. Structure Violence
11. Territory
12. Big Hands
13. Roots Bloody Roots

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Ozzy Osbourne reveals ‘Memoirs Of A Madman’ set

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Metal music legend Ozzy Osbourne has revealed he is to release a ‘best of’ compilation featuring tracks from across his back catalogue.

Memoirs of a Madman is scheduled for release on the 7th of October, and will be available in CD, 2-DVD and double vinyl formats. A limited edition picture disc version will also be available.

The Black Sabbath frontman, solo artist and self proclaimed Prince of Darkness teased the new release across social media yesterday, asking fans to use the hashtag #OzzyRules. Ozzy indicated that the more the tag was used, the more quickly cover art for his new project would be revealed. The full image was ultimately uncovered within 17 hours.

The audio format of the album will feature 17 songs, with the DVD containing music videos and historic live performances.

The full tracklisting for Memoirs of a Madman is as follows:

“Crazy Train”
“Mr. Crowley”
“Flying High Again”
“Over The Mountain”
“Bark At The Moon”
“The Ultimate Sin”
“Miracle Man”
“No More Tears (edit)”
“Mama, I’m Coming Home”
“Road To Nowhere”
“Perry Mason”
“I Just Want You”
“Gets Me Through”
“Dreamer”
“I Don’t Wanna Stop”
“Life Won’t Wait”
“Let Me Hear You Scream”

You can watch the official teaser trailer for the release below:

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