New music releases, 27th November 2015

New and notable music releases for the week ending 27th November in one handy list!

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Bruce Soord, Bruce Soord

MTV Unplugged, Placebo
Silver Liner, Ethan Johns
Too Old To Rock ‘N’ Roll: Too Young To Die!, Jethro Tull
Heady Nuggs 20 Years After Clouds Taste Metallic 1994-1997, The Flaming Lips
A Love Supreme: The Complete Masters, John Coltrane
I Should Coco (20th Anniversary Collector’s Edition), Supergrass
Skeletons, Danzig
Ty Rex, Ty Segall
New Dark Age Tour Ep 2015 A.D., Crippled Black Phoenix
Straight Outta’ Burbank, Stone Sour
War of Kings (Special Edition), Europe
Why?, They Might Be Giants
Ancient Evil, Cage
Digital Shades, M83
Roundhouse Tapes, Opeth

All of the above and more besides are available via the Skin Back Alley Music Store.

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New music releases, 2nd March 2015

Here are the new and notable music releases for this week, 2nd of March 2015:

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Hand.Cannot.Erase, Steven Wilson

Enki, Melechesh
Brave, The Shires
Myths and Heroes, Fairport Convention
Rockland, Katzenjammer
War Of Kings, Europe
Another Eternity, Purity Ring
The Firewatcher’s Daughter, Brandi Carlile
Complicated Game, James McMurty
From Beyond, Enforcer
Omen, Blutengel
Scar Sighted, Leviathan
The Cold Vein, Cannibal Ox
Aureate Gloom, Of Montreal
To Kill A King, To Kill A King
The Smithsonian Folkways Collection, Leadbelly
Symphony For A Hopeless God, Whyzdom
Pulses Of Pleasure, Evil Invaders
Sacred Fire, The Storyteller
Pre-dating God Part 2, Satans Host
Shadows, Trident
Blood Oath, Frosttide
Night Of The Warriors, Thunderheart
Carnaval De Venus, Twenty Two Hundred
Chronicles Of A Dark Machine, Kyrbgrinder

All of the above, and many more, are available from the Skin Back Alley Music Store!

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Watch Europe unleash “War Of Kings” video

2014 © Savage Beauty - Photo: Tallee Savage

Europe have released a video for the title track from their new album, War Of Kings.

The LP will be the band’s 10th studio LP and is scheduled for release on the 6th of March via UDR Records.

Says frontman Joey Tempest of the new material: “War Of Kings is the album we wanted to make ever since we were kids, listening to bands like Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and Black Sabbath. After hearing producer Dave Cobb’s amazing work for Rival Sons we simply had to work with him. Our adventure is still on!”

Check out the video for “War Of Kings” below:

The full tracklist for War Of Kings is as follows:

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02. “Hole In My Pocket”
03. “Second Day”
04. “Praise You”
05. “Nothin’ To Ya”
06. “California 405”
07. “Days Of Rock n Roll”
08. “Children Of The Mind”
09. “Rainbow Bridge”
10. “Angels (With Broken Hearts)”
11. “Light It Up”
12. Bonus: “Vasastan (Instrumental)”

Europe will tour the UK in March with Black Star Riders:

Mar 05th: Glasgow O2 ABC
Mar 06th: Glasgow O2 ABC
Mar 07th: Newcastle O2 Academy
Mar 08th: Leeds O2 Academy
Mar 10th: Nottingham Rock City
Mar 11th: Cambridge Corn Exchange
Mar 13th: Manchester Academy
Mar 14th: Wolverhampton Civic Hall
Mar 15th: Exeter University
Mar 16th: Bristol O2 Academy
Mar 18th: Bournemouth O2 Academy
Mar 19th: Norwich UEA
Mar 20th: London Shepherds Bush Empire
Mar 21st: London Shepherds Bush Empire

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The Replacements to play first UK show for 24 years

Replacements 2013

US legends The Replacements have announced their first UK gig for 24 years.

The band will play at London’s Roundhouse on the 2nd of June following two other European shows in Barcelona and Amsterdam.

Tickets for the Roundhouse gig cost £33.50 and £39.50 and will go on sale at 9am this Friday the 6th of February. You can find more details at the Roundhouse website.

The Replacements last played in the UK on the 16th April 1991 at London’s Marquee Club. The band reunited in 2012 and played new live shows in 2013. They released an unexpected new track, “Poke Me In My Cage”, late last year.

The Replacements will play:

28 May – Barcelona – Primavera Sound
30 May – Amsterdam – Paradiso
02 June – London – Roundhouse

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Europe confirm 10th studio album

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Europe have revealed details of their 10th studio LP.

War Of Kings will be released on the 6th of March via UDR Records.

Says frontman Joey Tempest of the new album: “War Of Kings is the album we wanted to make ever since we were kids, listening to bands like Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and Black Sabbath. After hearing producer Dave Cobb’s amazing work for Rival Sons we simply had to work with him. Our adventure is still on!”

He goes on to admit that the band have had a tough mountain to climb since their 80s heyday: “We took the long road. But we wanted to re-establish Europe the proper way. It’s taken 10 years, but we’re finally getting there and we’ve done it our way. It’s getting harder and harder to be modest and humble about this band!”

The full tracklist for War Of Kings is as follows:

Europe War Of Kings Cover 640x64001. “War Of Kings”
02. “Hole In My Pocket”
03. “Second Day”
04. “Praise You”
05. “Nothin’ To Ya”
06. “California 405”
07. “Days Of Rock n Roll”
08. “Children Of The Mind”
09. “Rainbow Bridge”
10. “Angels (With Broken Hearts)”
11. “Light It Up”
12. Bonus: “Vasastan (Instrumental)”

Europe will tour the UK in March with Black Star Riders who have just confirmed that their new album, The Killer Instinct, will be released in February.

Confirmed tour dates are:

Mar 05th: Glasgow O2 ABC
Mar 06th: Glasgow O2 ABC
Mar 07th: Newcastle O2 Academy
Mar 08th: Leeds O2 Academy
Mar 10th: Nottingham Rock City
Mar 11th: Cambridge Corn Exchange
Mar 13th: Manchester Academy
Mar 14th: Wolverhampton Civic Hall
Mar 15th: Exeter University
Mar 16th: Bristol O2 Academy
Mar 18th: Bournemouth O2 Academy
Mar 19th: Norwich UEA
Mar 20th: London Shepherds Bush Empire
Mar 21st: London Shepherds Bush Empire

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