Teenage Time Killers ‘Greatest Hits Vol.1’ to launch in July!

TTK Group Shot

Following months of speculation, anticipation and outright misinformation, Teenage Time Killers have announced that their debut album, Greatest Hits Vol.1, will be released on the 31st July via Rise Records.

The supergroup are spearheaded by core members Reed Mullin (Corrosion of Conformity), Mick Murphy (My Ruin, The Birds Of Satan) and producer John “Lou” Lousteau.

The trio are joined across the albums’ 20 tracks by punk, rock and metal luminaries such as Jello Biafra, Randy Blythe of Lamb of God, Dave Grohl and Pat Smear of Foo Fighters, Nick Oliveri, Matt Skiba of Alkaline Trio, Corey Taylor of Slipknot and Stone Sour, Tommy Victor of Prong and Danzig, Lee Ving of Fear, Mike “IX” Williams of Eyehategod, Mullin’s Corrosion of Conformity band mates Mike Dean and Woody Weatherman, Karl Agell and many, many more.

All the instrumental tracks on Greatest Hits Vol. 1 were recorded at Dave Grohl’s 606 Studios in Northridge, CA. The album was produced by John “Lou” Lousteau, Reed Mullin and Mick Murphy, and engineered and mixed by John “Lou” Lousteau at 606.

Pre-orders for the album are live now at Teenage Time Killers’ merch store, or via iTunes. Those ordering via iTunes will get an instant download of album track “Hung Out To Dry”, which you can hear a preview of below:

The full track list for Teenage Time Killers’ Greatest Hits Vol.1 is:

Teenage Time Killers album cover“Exploder”
Vocals: Reed Mullin
Featuring Pat Hoed (Bass), London May (Drums)

“Crowned by the Light of the Sun”
Vocals: Neil Fallon
Featuring Jim Rota (Guitar), Dave Grohl (Bass)

“Hung Out to Dry”
Vocals: Randy Blythe
Featuring Mike Schaefer (Guitar), Dave Grohl (Bass)

“Power Outage”
Vocals: Clifford Dinsmore
Featuring Dave Grohl (Bass)

“Ode to Hannity”
Vocals: Jello Biafra
Featuring Mike Dean (Bass)

“Barrio”
Vocals: Matt Skiba
Featuring Brian Baker (Guitar)

“The Dead Hand”
Vocals: Reed Mullin
Featuring Woody Weatherman (Guitar), Dave Grohl (Bass)

“Egobomb”
Vocals: Corey Taylor
Featuring Dave Grohl (Bass)

“Plank Walk”
Vocals: Pete Stahl
Featuring Greg Anderson (Guitar), Dave Grohl (Bass)

“Time to Die”
Vocals: Mike IX Williams
Featuring Greg Anderson (Guitar)

“Days of Degradation”
Vocals: Tommy Victor
Featuring Dave Grohl (Bass)

“Clawhoof”
Vocals: Tairrie B. Murphy
Featuring Dave Grohl (Bass)

“Big Money”
Vocals: Lee Ving
Featuring Pat Smear (Guitar & Bass), London May (Drums)

“Devil in this House”
Vocals: Karl Agell
Featuring Dave Grohl (Bass)

“Say Goodnight to the Acolyte”
Vocals: Phil Rind
Featuring Jason Browning (Guitar), Dave Grohl (Bass)

“Ignorant People”
Vocals: Tony Foresta
Featuring Greg Anderson (Guitar), Nick Oliveri (Bass)

“Son of an Immigrant”
Vocals: Johnny Weber
Featuring Brian Baker (Guitar)

“Your Empty Soul”
Vocals: Aaron Beam

“Bleeding to Death”
Vocals: Vic Bondi
Featuring Dave Grohl (Bass)

“Teenage Time Killer”
Vocals: Trenton Rogers
Featuring Greg Anderson (Guitar), Pat Hoed (Bass)

It’s safe to say that here at Skin Back Alley we can’t wait to hear more from TTK. Watch this space!!

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Serious Black stream new track and reveal debut album

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Serious Black have released details of their debut full length album and are streaming a new track, “I Seek No Other Life.”

The power metal supergroup is made up of members including Masterplan guitarist Roland Grapow and ex-Visions Of Atlantis bassist Mario Lochert, ex-Blind Guardian drummer Thomen Stauch, Edenbridge guitarist Dominik Sebastian, former Dreamscape keyboardist Jan Vacik and ex-Tad Morose vocalist Urban Breed.

Say the band in a statement announcing the release: “Initially, it turned out to be quite a task to bring these full-time musical workaholics together in one studio at the same time. Needless to say, when they arrived at the Dreamsound Studios, Munich, none of the blokes had any idea, yet, where exactly their musical venture would take them.

“Serious Black is different to many of the so-called ‘all star’ bands because, in fact, they are a real band.”

The album, titled As Daylight Breaks, will be released on the 20th of January.

The full tracklist for the album is as follows:

Serious Black As Daylight Breaks Cover 700x70001. “I Seek No Other Life”
02. “High And Low”
03. “Sealing My Fate”
04. “Temple of the Sun”
05. “Akhenaton”
06. “My Mystic Mind”
07. “Trail of Murder”
08. “As Daylight Breaks”
09. “Someone Else’s Life”
10. “Setting Fire to the Earth”
11. “Older And Wiser”

You can listen to “I Seek No Other Life” via the stream below:

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Forever Still announce release of debut album as three EPs

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Danish metal band Forever Still have announced that they will release their debut album as not one but three new EPs.

“We knew from the beginning that our debut album had to be something special, so we decided to write a concept album,” says frontwoman Maja. “The overarching plot follows a suppressed individual struggling through depression, anxiety, worthlessness, and getting stronger in the process.”

The first EP, Part 1: Scars, will be released digitally on the 13th of November and is set to feature the title track for which the band recently released a video.

“The Scars EP will be the 1st of 3 digital EPs, which will end up as one big digital AND physical album in the early spring of 2015!” continues Maja. “The EP will cost whatever you want it to cost. Yes, that’s right! We believe that music should be available to everyone – both those who are broke, and those who have a little extra to spare in support of the artists they love.”

“Scars” the song is available for free download from Forever Still’s bandcamp page, and you can listen to it below:


You can watch the video for the song below:

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The Birds Of Satan release new track, “Be The Bird”

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Fans of The Birds Of Satan rejoice! The band have sneakily released a new song, “Be The Bird”!

The track appeared calmly on Spotify and iTunes today with very little fanfare.

Meanwhile, over on the website of the UK’s Rhythm Magazine, the following popped up:

“What would a song featuring Taylor Hawkins, Dave Grohl, Stewart Copeland, Zak Starkey, Stephen Perkins, Matt Cameron, Mark Brzezicki, Kenny Aronoff, Drew Hester and Butch Vig sound like? Pick up the new issue of Rhythm and you’ll find out!”

“Yes, there is an extra special treat for you in this month’s Rhythm – you’ll find an exclusive Birds of Satan track on your disc!”

“The song, Be The Bird, is no normal ditty either. No, it features the A-list drummers mentioned above solo-ing as if their lives depended on it.”

It’s safe to say that drummers – and those who love listening to them play – will get slightly excited around the 4 minute mark of this 7 minute plus firebrand of a song.

In the meantime, if you haven’t already, check out our 5/5 review of The Birds Of Satan’s debut album. Just click here to find out why we said “It’s a boundary-hopping, rule-breaking, category-defying rock n’ roll masterpiece!”

As well as Hawkins’ drumming, you’ll find some exceptional guitar work from his regular Birds Of Satan bandmates, Mick Murphy (also of My Ruin and Neanderthal fame) and Wiley Hodgden (also of Chevy Metal.)

The track was produced by John Lousteau at Studio 606 and mixed by Drew Hester. The startling list of other contributors is as follows:

John Lousteau: Vocals
Chris Chaney: Keyboards
Stephen Perkins: Drums
Dave Grohl: Drums
Drew Hester: Drums
Stewart Copeland: Drums
Zak Starkey: Drums
Matt Cameron: Drums
Mark Brzezicki: Drums
Butch Vig: Drums
Kenny Aronoff: Drums

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Yorkshire’s Marmozets to release debut album in September

Marmozets Band Shot

Here at Skin Back Alley, we like nothing more than to let you know about awesome homegrown musical talent. For SBA, that means it’s great to hear fantastic UK based bands. Even better when they’re Yorkshire born and bred.

So then, without further ado, slightly mad Yorkshire punks Marmozets have announced details of their forthcoming debut full length album.

The Weird and Wonderful Marmozets will be released on the 29th of September via Roadrunner Records, with a full tracklist as follows:

marmozets_album1. “Born Young And Free”
2. “Why Do You Hate Me?”
3. “Captivate You”
4. “Is It Horrible”
5. “Cover Up”
6. “Particle”
7. “Cry”
8. “Weird And Wonderful”
9. “Vibetech”
10. “Love You Good”
11. “Hit The Wave”
12. “Move, Shake, Hide”
13. “Back To You”

You can watch the teaser trailer for the album below:

Sounds bloody marvellous to us! And says Marmozets guitarist, Sam: “The only way you’re going to go up is to keep training yourselves, both individually and as a band. We haven’t come from out of nowhere, we’re not messing about: this is our lives.”

Marmozets will tour with Lonely The Brave and fellow Yorkshiremen Allusondrugs during October, with scheduled dates as follows:

Oct 1st: Manchester Deaf Institute
Oct 2nd: Glasgow King Tuts
Oct 3rd: Liverpool O2 Academy 2
Oct 4th: 4 Cardiff CF10
Oct 6th: Brighton Komedia
Oct 8th: Tunbridge Wells Forum
Oct 9th: Southampton Talking Heads
Oct 10th: London Kings Cross Scala
Oct 11th: Nottingham Rock City Basement
Oct 13th: Sheffield Corporation
Oct 14th: Newcastle O2 Academy 2
Oct 15th: Birmingham O2 Academy 3
Oct 16th: Norwich Open

The band will also be playing in support of Taking Back Sunday at the following gigs in December:

Dec 7th: Portsmouth Pyramids
Dec 8th: Bristol O2 Academy
Dec 9th: London Camden Roundhouse
Dec 11th: Birmingham Institute
Dec 12th: Manchester Ritz
Dec 13th: Glasgow O2 ABC
Dec 14th: Oxford O2 Academy

You can pre-order your copy of The Weird and Wonderful Marmozets at iTunes here.

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