New music releases, 25th August 2014

Here are this week’s new and notable music releases for the 25th August 2014.

Adrenaline Rush
Adrenaline Rush, Adrenaline Rush

Pale Communion, Opeth
Royal Blood, Royal Blood
Waking The Fallen (Resurrected), Avenged Sevenfold
Manipulator, Ty Seagall
Tied To A Star, J Mascis
Annabel Dream Reader, The Wytches
The Man Upstairs, Robyn Hitchcock
Brill Bruisers, New Pornographers
Foundations Of Burden, Pallbearer
Influence, Phillip Sayce
Devil Seed, Wolf
Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe (Remastered Edition), Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe
High Voltage, Asia
Whispers, Tina Dico
Death Penalty, Death Penalty
Alarms In The Heart, Dry The River
Exit Wounds, The Haunted
Sunday ’91, Annie Eve
Rock Your Face Off, Kix
Phantom Shadow, Machinae Supremacy
Live & Deadly (Limited Edition), Lita Ford

All of the above – and many more! – are available via the Skin Back Alley Music Store, powered by Amazon A-Store.

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Opeth confirm UK tour dates

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Opeth have announced a set of UK tour dates scheduled to take place in October.

British fans were up in arms recently when the band announced a set of European shows that didn’t feature any dates on UK shores. But keyboardist Joakin Svalberg later explained: “Hold yer horses! More dates to be announced real soon. Big festivals usually have clauses in their contracts, stating no shows nearby are to be announced until the festival happens.”

Svalberg was referring, of course, to Download which took place last weekend. True to their word, now that the festival is over, the UK dates have been revealed. Opeth will play:

10th of October: O2 Academy, Bristol
11th of October: Roundhouse, London
12th Of October: Rock City, Nottingham
14th of October: O2 ABC, Glasgow
15th of October: Manchester Academy
16th of October: Birmingham Institute

Opeth release their new album, Pale Communion, on the 25th of August. Tickets for the above shows go on sale this Friday, the 20th of June.

Frontman Mikael Åkerfeldt was the recipient of the Golden God award at last night’s Metal Hammer Golden Gods award ceremony. You can read a full list of award winners here.

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Opeth set for UK tour dates later in the year

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Opeth have confirmed that they are set to play UK tour dates later this year.

Revealing details of a European tour that didn’t include any UK dates has had fans of the band in uproar.

Responding to the outcries of UK fans however, keyboardist Joakim Svalberg said: “Hold yer horses! More dates to be announced real soon. Big festivals usually have clauses in their contracts, stating no shows nearby are to be announced until the festival happens. Download is one of those Festivals, as is Getaway Rock in Sweden.”

Confirmed dates currently include 15 shows in Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark and Norway.

Opeth are set to headline the Pepsi Max stage at the Download festival on Friday. Their new album, Pale Communion, is due for release on the 25th of August. It had originally been scheduled for release this month, but production delays forced the band to postpone the launch.

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