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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New music releases, 18th August 2014

Here are the new and notable music releases for this week, 18th August 2014:

CN Twilight Upon Us
Twilight Upon Us, Colombian Necktie

Leave A Scar Live In North Carolina, Blackberry Smoke
Concrete Love, Courteeners
Benjamin Booker, Benjamin Booker
Memoirs Of A Murderer, King 810
Great Divide, Twin Atlantic
Shine, Bernie Marsden
Sparks, Imogen Heap
Space Invader, Ace Frehly
Maximum Overload, Dragonforce
Blind Rage, Accept
Live at the Bread & Roses Festival, Stephen Stills
Fuck, Buckcherry
Musik Die Schwer Zu Twerk, Electric Wurms
Free N Easy: The Collection, The Almighty
Black Rat, DZ Deathrays
Deterioration Of Minds, Soreption
No Mercy For Mayhem, Midnight
The Moon And The Nightspirit, Holdrejtek
Act 1 (Vinyl), Tarja
Black Magic Fire, Crucifyre
The Re-Arrival, Deadlock

All of the above and many more are available via the Skin Back Alley Music Store, powered by Amazon A-Store.

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Metal stars set to soundtrack new videogame

Simone Simons Promo Shot
Epica’s Simone Simons

The worlds of metal and gaming are to join forces once again with the forthcoming release of the platform adventure game, Karmaflow: The Rock Opera Videogame.

Arch Enemy’s vocalist Alissa White-Gluz, Cradle of Filth’s Dani Filth, Simone Simons of Epica and Marc Hudson of Dragonforce are all set to lend their musical and vocal talents to the game that sees the story being told through the use of rock and metal music.

The orchestral score is performed by the Metropole Orkest – purportedly the world’s largest pop and jazz orchestra. Members of Textures and Within Temptation are also involved in the game, which sees the style of music alter and change depending on the gamer’s style of play.

An album version of the game’s score will be released in October this year, with the game itself due to follow for PC and Mac in early 2015.

The game has been developed by students at the Utrecht University Of Arts in the Netherlands, and you can watch the trailer for it below:

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