New music releases, 12th January 2015

Here are the new and notable releases for this week, 12th of January 2015:

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As Daylight Breaks, Serious Black

Live At The Orpheum, King Crimson
Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper, Panda Bear
Monsters Of The Universe: Come Out And Plague, Wednesday 13
Dormant Heart, Sylosis
Hair Down To My Grass, Hayseed Dixie
Unholy Savior (w. Extra Tracks), Battle Beast
+4626-COMFORTZONE, Beardfish
Backstage Passport Soundtrack, NOFX
Ravenhead, Ordan Ogan
The Architect Of Extinction, Ingested
Blood For The Blood God, Cruachen
Naive, The Killjoys
Not Dead Yet: Raging Violence / Hate Fear & Power, Hirax
Death Is Not Dead, The Crown
Collision, The Revolution Within
Sexual Carnage, Sextrash
Curse Of The Coffin, Necromantix

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New music releases, 1st December 2014

Here are the new and notable album releases this week, 1st December 2014:

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Rock Or Bust, AC/DC

Demolicious, Green Day
John Grant & The BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, John Grant
Live In Dublin, Leonard Cohen
Doolittle 25 (Boxset), Pixies
Winterland Night (Live), Bruce Springsteen
Music Industry 3 Fitness Industry 1, Mogwai
Alpha Mike Foxtrot: Rare Tracks 1994 – 2014, Wilco
…All That Might Have Been… (A Complete Box Set), Peter Hammill
Classics, She & Him
Gone Girl (Original Soundtrack), Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
Live Chicago 1992, Pearl Jam
The Elements Tour Box 2014, King Crimson
Many Faces Of Yes, Various Artists
Crossfire, White Widdow
Sacred Warpath, Sodom
Send Them All To Hell, The German Panzer
Meo Vaettum, Skalmold
V, The Flight of Sleipnir
Theatre Of Redemption, Harmony
Strangers In Paradise, Neonfly
Where Dreams Are Forgotten, Axenstar
Freaks, Rigor Mortis
The Slaughter Never Stops, Avenger
Transilvanian Hunger (2CD 20th Anniversary Edition), Darkthrone

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King Crimson to release 2014 live album

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King Crimson mainman Robert Fripp has revealed that the band will release a live album featuring the current Crimson lineup.

The 40 minutes of material were recorded on Crimson’s recent US tour. It features drummers Gavin Harrison, Bill Reiflin and Pat Mastelotto alongside bassist Tony Levin, saxophonist Mel Collins and guitarist and vocalist Jakko Jakszyk.

Says Fripp, making the announcement in a video clip: “We’re just completing the mix on Starless, live in Los Angeles, and this really is a hummer.”

The album is scheduled for release on the 13th of January via DGM Live. The band are said to be considering a UK tour in 2015.

You can watch Robert Fripp’s video clip below:

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New music releases, 20th October 2014

Here are the new and notable music releases for this week, 20th October 2014:

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5: The Gray Chapter, Slipknot

A Forest Of Fey , Gandalf’s Fist
Start Together (Box Set), Sleater-Kinney
Melody Road, Neil Diamond
Aquostic, Status Quo
Phantom Radio, Mark Lanegan
Irish Tour ’74 (Box Set), Rory Gallagher
Kings & Queens of the Underground, Billy Idol
Soused, Scott Walker and Sunn O)))
Primus & The Chocolate Factory, Primus (with the Fungi Ensemble)
Ypres, Tindersticks
Massive Addictive, Amaranthe
Painkiller, Little Big Town
Hold It In, Melvins
The Best Day, Thurston Moore
Starless (Box Set), King Crimson
Lugal Ki En, Ring of Saturn
Earth Suck, Oozing Wound
Heavy Lies The Crown, Army Of The Pharaohs
Cabinet Of Curiosities, The Pop Group
IX, And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead
Sounds of a Playground Fading (w. extra tracks), In Flames

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King Crimson announce first live dates of 2014

King Crimson

Details of King Crimson live shows in 2014 have started to appear across the web.

According to a report at Rolling Stone, they will play New York’s Best Buy Theater on the 18th, 19th and 20th of September, with tickets going on sale this Friday, 6th of June at Noon EST.

Meanwhile, Brooklyn Vegan have also listed two additional dates on the 9th and 10th of September at The Egg, in Albany, New York, and the website for the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia lists shows on the 12th and 13th of September.

Finally, the website for the Moore Theatre in Seattle has a show listed on the 6th of October.

Speaking to Uncut magazine in 2013, Robert Fripp revealed plans to reform the band and go on tour: “King Crimson is returning to active service. We are on-call to be ready for a live performance on September 1, 2014. Seven members. Four English, three American. Three drummers. It’s a different configuration of King Crimson than before. Some are familiar names, maybe more than others.”

The line-up for these shows is expected to be Robert Fripp, Gavin Harrison, Bill Rieflin, Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto, Mel Collins and Jakko Jakszyk. All have been members of King Crimson in the past, with the exception of Rieflin and Jakszyk who have been involved on the fringes of the band for a number of years.

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