Johnny Cash tribute album details revealed

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Johnny Cash’s 1964 album, Bitter Tears: Ballads Of The American Indian, has been re-recorded by a slew of contemporary musicians to mark it’s 50th anniversary.

Artists including Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, Kris Kristofferson and Emmylou Harris are all involved, reworking songs that were originally intended to highlight the mistreatment of Native Americans at the hands of settlers.

The new version of the album, titled Look Again To The Wind: Johnny Cash’s Bitter Tears Revisited, will be released by Sony Music Masterworks on the 19th of August.

“Prior to Bitter Tears, the conversation about Native American rights had not really been had,” says Joe Henry, Look Again’s producer. “At a very significant moment in his trajectory, Johnny Cash was willing to draw a line and insist that this be considered a human rights issue, alongside the civil rights issue that was coming to fruition in 1964. But he also felt that the record had never been heard, so there’s a real sense that we’re being asked to carry it forward.”

The full tracklisting for the album is as follows:

“As Long As The Grass Shall Grow” (Gillian Welch & David Rawlings)
“Apache Tears” (Emmylou Harris w/the Milk Carton Kids)
“Custer” (Steve Earle w/the Milk Carton Kids)
“The Talking Leaves” (Nancy Blake w/Emmylou Harris, Gillian Welch and David Rawlings)
“The Ballad Of Ira Hayes” (Kris Kristofferson w/Gillian Welch and David Rawlings)
“Drums” (Norman Blake w/Nancy Blake, Emmylou Harris, Gillian Welch and David Rawlings)
“Apache Tears (Reprise)” (Gillian Welch and David Rawlings)
“White Girl” (Milk Carton Kids)
“The Vanishing Race” (Rhiannon Giddens)
“As Long As The Grass Shall Grow (Reprise)” (Nancy Blake, Gillian Welch and David Rawlings)
“Look Again To The Wind” (Bill Miller)

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Weezer preview new track “Return To Ithaca”

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Weezer have revealed new song “Return To Ithaca” from their forthcoming album Everything Will Be Alright In The End.

The new album is due out on the 29th of September and has been described by the band as a cross between The Blue Album and Pinkerton. You can hear the new track below.

In an interview with EW, Weezer drummer Pat Wilson said: “If you took the ‘Pinkerton’ band and then play all the other records, that’s what we sound like now: bombastic, loose, kind of booming. This record sounds like it’s going to have the tight structure of ‘Blue Album’ with a little bit more abandon like ‘Pinkerton’.”

Everything Will Be Alright In The End is produced by Ric Ocasek, The Cars singer who also produced Weezer’s The Blue Album in 1994 and The Green Album in 2001. It’s Weezer’s first album since Hurley in 2010.

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Cannibal Corpse to release new album “A Skeletal Domain”

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American death metal legends Cannibal Corpse are to release a new album.

Titled A Skeletal Domain, the band’s thirteenth studio album will be released on the 15th of September via Metal Blade records.

This time around, the band opted to work with Mark Lewis (The Black Dahlia Murder, DevilDriver) in the producer’s chair at Audio Hammer Studios. But even though the producer and venue have changed, preparation for the album didn’t vary a great deal from previous releases.

Says bassist Alex Webster: “At the end of the day, we’re still making a death metal record, no matter where it’s being recorded. Consistency is often confused with repetition. We are established with what we do as a band, and we could relax and not push ourselves, but we try to push the envelope. That’s what makes this exciting.”

“Anyone who really listens to this album with an open mind will hear that it’s not same-old same-old,” he added.

Listen to new song “Sadistic Embodiment” below:

The full tracklisting for A Skeletal Domain is as follows:

“High Velocity Impact Spatter”
“Sadistic Embodiment”
“Kill Or Become”
“A Skeletal Domain”
“Headlong Into Carnage”
“The Murderer’s Pact”
“Funeral Cremation”
“Icepick Lobotomy”
“Vector Of Cruelty”
“Bloodstained Cement”
“Asphyxiate To Resuscitate”
“Hollowed Bodies”

Meanwhile, this September the band will unleash their first-ever official authorised biography. Written by Joel McIver, author of Justice For All: The Truth About Metallica and biographies on Black Sabbath, Slayer, Slipknot, and Queens Of The Stone Age, Bible Of Butchery – Cannibal Corpse: The Official Biography will contain over 150 pages loaded with photos from the band’s collection.

To pre-order the album, head over to the Metal Blade records website.

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The Gaslight Anthem announce new album and UK tour

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The Gaslight Anthem have revealed details of their new album and UK tour.

Titled Get Hurt, the album will be released via Virgin/EMI on the 18th of August. It was recorded in Nashville at Blackbird Studios with producer Mike Crossey at the controls.

The release will be supported by a five-date UK headline tour, with the band playing some of their biggest UK shows to date. The live shows will kick off in Manchester on the 17th of November, before passing through London, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Birmingham.

A full tracklisting for Get Hurt is as follows:

“Stay Vicious”
“1,000 Years”
“Get Hurt”
“Stray Paper”
“Helter Skeleton”
“Underneath The Ground”
“Rollin’ And Tumblin'”
“Red Violins”
“Selected Poems”
“Ain’t That A Shame”
“Break Your Heart”
“Dark Places”
“Sweet Morphine” (Deluxe edition only bonus track)
“Mama’s Boys” (Deluxe edition only bonus track)
“Halloween” (Deluxe edition only bonus track)

Confirmed UK headline tour dates are as follows:

17th November: O2 Apollo, Manchester
19th November: Alexandra Palace, London
21st November: Corn Exchange, Edinburgh
22nd November: Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
23rd November: O2 Academy, Birmingham

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Weezer reveal new album “Everything Will Be Alright In The End”

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Weezer have revealed details of their ninth studio LP.

Titled Everything Will Be Alright In The End, the album was produced by Ric Ocasek of The Cars and looks set to feature new song “Ain’t Got Nobody” which the band previewed online last month.

Weezer have previously worked with Ocasek on 1994’s Blue Album and 2001’s Green Album. Everything Will Be Alright In The End will be the follow up to the band’s last LP, 2010’s Hurley.

A release date for the new album is yet to be announced, but the band have released a teaser trailer that you can watch below.

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