New music releases, 31st March 2014

New and notable releases this week, 31st March 2014:

Matt Stevens - Lucid
Lucid, Matt Stevens

Broken Crown Halo, Lacuna Coil
Out Among The Stars, Johnny Cash
Ronnie James Dio: This Is Your Life, Various Artists
Paranoid (Remastered Edition), Black Sabbath
All You Can Eat, Steel Panther
Education Education Education & War, Kaiser Chiefs
Head or Heart, Christina Perri
Himalayan, Band of Skulls
In My Soul, Robert Cray
Empire Of The Undead, Gamma Ray
Cope, Manchester Orchestra
Troublegum? (Deluxe Edition), Therapy
Imaginary Enemy, The Used
In Dub (Box Set), Killing Joke
A Dotted Line, Nickel Creek
The Complete Albums Collection (Box Set), The Alan Parsons Project

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

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Matt Stevens to release new album in March

Matt StevensProgressive rock guitarist Matt Stevens is gearing up to release a new album.

His fourth solo album, Lucid, will be released on March 31st via Esoteric records. It is set to feature contributions from prog luminaries such as Jem Godfrey, Pat Mastelotto, Lorenzo Filiciati and Charlie Cawood.

Stevens has described the forthcoming release as “an album that reflects a love of Jesu and Celtic Frost as much as it does a passion for Mahavishnu Orchestra and King Crimson.”

You can place a pre-order for the album here.

Stevens is playing the following dates around the UK in 2014:

Rainton Meadows Arena, North East Guitar Show March 16
Leamington The Assembly (supporting Lifesigns) March 28
Godalming Francombe Music Club (supporting Giltrap & Wakeman) April 3
Troubador London Guitar Night May 4
Leamington The Assembly Trinity Charity Night (with Touchstone, The Reasoning and more) May 18
Leicester The Musician (supporting The Enid) June 14
Balham Angel Resonance Music Festival August 1-3
Northants Irchester Country Park Woodfest August 9
Cambridge Rock Festival – Acoustic Stage August 10
Leeds/Bradford Guitar Show October 5
Liverpool Guitar Show November 23

Check out the promo video for Lucid below:

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