New music releases, 21st August 2015

Here are this week’s new and notable releases in the world of music:

Ghost Meliora cover
Meliora, Ghost

Immortalized, Disturbed
M, Myrkur
Rock N Roll, Buckcherry
Male, Natalie Imbruglia
Star Wars, Wilco
Houston: Publishing Demos 2002, Mark Lanegan
Birth And The Burial, Act Of Defiance
Heartbreaker Of The Year, Whitney Rose

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New music releases, 20th October 2014

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

Slipknot 5 The Gray Chapter
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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The Stooges record album without Iggy Pop

Iggy and Stooges 2013The Stooges have confirmed that they are recording an album without Iggy Pop.

James Williamson, Mike Watt, Steve Mackay and Toby Dammit are working on the LP, titled Re-Licked, with a series of guest vocalists including Mark Lanegan and Jello Biafra.

The album is said to consist of previously unreleased songs that were written around the time of the Raw Power album in 1973. Speaking to Rolling Stone, Williamson has said: “Iggy gave me his blessing and wished me success with the album. But it’s a hard pill to swallow when someone is doing all your songs with your band and you’re not on it.”

Iggy Pop has said in separate statement: “I don’t have a problem with anything. This statement about ‘hard pill’ sounds kind of passive aggressive to me… These guys are my friends and we’ve all worked together many years. They’re working musicians and they need to play.”

Since reforming in 2003, the band have released two albums with Iggy. The Weirdness was released in 2007 and Ready To Die in 2013.

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