New music releases, 19th January 2015

Here are the new and notable music releases for this week, 19th January 2015:

FFAF Chapter And Verse
Chapter And Verse, Funeral For A Friend

American Beauty/American Psycho, Fall Out Boy
Girls In Peacetime Want Do Dance, Belle & Sebastian
What A Terrible World What A Beautiful World, The Decemberists
Modern Blues, The Waterboys
The Pale Emperor, Marilyn Manson
The Mindsweep, Enter Shikari
No Cities To Love, Sleater Kinney
Pornograffitti (Deluxe Edition), Extreme
From The North, Raised Fist
Identity, Alpha Tiger
Hidden Evolution, Angelus Apatrida
Known/Learned, Arcane
Curse Of The Damned, Night Demon
Permanence, Storm The Sky
Stars Aligned, Stargazery
Symphonic & Opera Metal Vol.1, Various Artists
Analphabetpolothology (Vinyl Edition), Cap’n Jazz

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

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Fall Out Boy’s Joe Trohman will miss London show


Fall Out Boy guitarist Joe Trohman has pulled out of tomorrow night’s intimate London show following a bereavement.

Trohman’s mother sadly passed away during the weekend, meaning that Trohman understandably won’t be able to make the gig at Islington Assembly Hall. Fall Out Boy guitar tech Josh Newton, formerly of Every Time I Die and Joe’s other band The Damned Things, will stand in for Joe.

Trohman released a statement sharing the news:

“I regret to inform our fans that I will not be performing with the band this week in London. This was not an easy decision to make on my end. In an effort to be fully transparent, I would like to explain why. In late-September of 2014 my mother started showing signs of a serious illness related to a condition she was treated for 30 years ago. After some tests my mother was diagnosed with what is known as a glioblastoma multiforme. A glioblastoma is the most aggressive type of brain tumor one can get, and with no hope of finding a cure.

After several months of treatment (i.e. radiation therapy, chemotherapy) with no positive response, her health rapidly deteriorated. She was admitted into hospice by the end of December. My family and I have been by her side every step of the way.

As of Sunday, January 11 2015 my mother passed away. I can’t express the sorrow and heartache I am currently feeling. For now I have to be with my family and help everyone cope: Hopefully everyone reading this understands and holds no ill will towards me for making this decision.

In the mean time the show must go on. My dear friend, bandmate (from non-FOB projects) and guitar tech (i.e. guy who makes my gear work and keeps me looking/sounding good) Josh Newton will be more than filling in my shoes. He’ll help keep the guys company until I make my return.

Thanks for reading and understanding,

Joe Trohman”

Skin Back Alley’s thoughts are with Joe and his family and friends.

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LISTEN! Fall Out Boy share Irresistible new song


Fall Out Boy have shared a new song, “Irresistible.”

The track is taken from the band’s forthcoming sixth studio album, American Beauty/American Psycho.

Writing via Fall Out Boy’s website, bassist and lyricist Pete Wentz explains that the song was inspired by the relationship between Sex Pistols’ Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen: “When I think of ‘Irresistible,’ it brings this image to my head, whether it’s fictional or real, of Sid and Nancy in an alley, garbage raining down on them in an eternal spiral of romance and poison,” he wrote. “Sometimes it [sic] hard not to love what can hurt us the most.”

Take a listen to “Irresistible” via the stream below and let us know what you think:

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Listen! Fall Out Boy stream new song “The Kids Aren’t Alright”


Fall Out Boy are streaming a brand new song, “The Kids Aren’t Alright.”

The track is taken from the band’s new album American Beauty/American Psycho, due for release on the 19th January via Island/DCD2 Records.

Pre-orders for the new album go live at 10am today (15th December), with everyone who places an order having the chance to buy pre-sale tickets for Fall Out Boy’s recently announced intimate London show at Islington Assembly Hall on the 14th of January next year.

Check out “The Kids Aren’t Alright” below:

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Fall Out Boy to play intimate London show


Fall Out Boy have revealed that they will play an intimate London show in support of their forthcoming new album American Beauty/American Psycho.

The Chicago band will play Islington Assembly Hall on the 14th of January, with those people who pre-order the new album getting early access to tickets.

Said Fall Out Boy in a statement: “Celebrating the release of our album American Beauty/American Psycho by playing a special show at Islington Assembly Hall in London on Wednesday 14th January.

“Tickets for this show are very limited.

“Going to do a special pre-sale for everyone who pre-orders the album through the Fall Out Boy UK store starting on Monday 15th December. The link to the pre-order will get posted on Monday.

“When you receive the link, order the album, and you’ll get sent a unique code that will give you access to an exclusive 24 hour ticket pre-sale.

“The 24 hour pre-sale starts at 10am on Thursday 18th December. Each code will allow you to buy a maximum of 2 tickets, and will be sold on a first-come first-served basis. Receiving a code does not guarantee ticket purchase or entry to the show.”

Tickets will go on general sale on Friday the 19th of December via


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