New music releases, 17th July 2015

This week’s new and notable music releases in one handy list!

Rock Formation EP cover
Rock Formation, Neanderthal

Sounds Of The Written Word, Eva Plays Dead
Star Wars, Wilco
Something More Than Free, Jason Isbell
Sing Into My Mouth, Ben Bridwell/Iron & Wine
The Essential Coheed & Cambria, Coheed & Cambria
Born In The Echoes, The Chemical Brothers
Currents, Tame Impala
In The Line Of Fire, Dragonforce
Cold, Ohhms
Burnt Offerings, Iced Earth
Thrashumentary, Death Angel
Live In Tokyo 1975, Miles Davis
Blessed & Possessed, Powerwolf
The Best of 1989-1995, Thunder
The Decline Of British Sea Power, British Sea Power
No Song No Spell No Madrigal, The Apartments
Nocturnes Of Hellfire & Damnation, Virgin Steele

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Death Angel speak about European tour cancellation

Death Angel 2014

Death Angel guitarist Ted Aguilar has been discussing the band’s cancellation of their European tour.

Speaking in an interview with MetalBlast.net, Aguilar made clear that the decision was essentially a business one: “The behind-the-scenes team that we had working with us didn’t make the European tour work financially and logistically for us, so we just had to pull out,” he said.

“If we had to come out here the way it was set up, I think that Death Angel would have just imploded. It was in our best interest to pull out. We also ended our relationship with our manager and our booking agent, but we picked new ones very quickly, so we’re working to get things back on track before the end of the year.”

Death Angel played at this year’s Hellfest event on the 21st of June, a date that looks as though it may be their only European show this year.

You can watch the video for the title track of the band’s new album, The Dream Call For Blood, below:

In a statement announcing the cancellation of the European live dates, frontman Mark Osegueda said: “The rest of our summer festival has been canceled, and canceled by us.”

“I assure you this has NOTHING to do with the structure or strength of the band itself! We feel the band is at its live performing peak riding on the wave of our latest album, The Dream Calls for Blood! It boils down to the infrastructure of the business side of this band. Certain aspects of how this band was being handled were no longer matching up to the quality level of product we are releasing, and the live shows we’ve been unleashing! And if we carried on that way any longer, it would have damaged the core of what is us, and that is the band! So we are taking this time to restructure our business team to make Death Angel the strongest band that we can possibly be from the outside to the core!”

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The Playlist, 13th June 2014

Here’s a selection of the music currently terrorising the turntables here at Skin Back Alley. Just click on the album covers to find out more…

Reptilian Death - DofCandE   Nikki Lane AorN

Arch Enemy Death Angel HellYeah BforB Nine Inch Nails

Of course, if you have any music that you’re dying to tell us about, just let us know via our contact page!

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