New music releases, 23rd February 2015

Here are this week’s new and notable music releases, 23rd February 2015:

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The Killer Instinct, Black Star Riders

Physical Graffiti (Deluxe Edition), Led Zeppelin
Return To Forever, Scorpions
One Man Army, Ensiferum
The Race For Space, Public Service Broadcasting
Restoring Force: Full Circle, Of Mice & Men
Eye Of Providence, The Agonist
A Conspiracy Of Stars, UFO
Revolution Saints, Revolution Saints
Frantic, Gun
Lost Isles, Oceans Ate Alaska
Of Beauty & Rage, Red
Monument, Angels & Agony
This Is No Fairytale, Carach Angren
Armageddonize, Eclipse
Please Come Home, Lonely Robot
Just Like You, Falling In Reverse
Spookshow International Live, Rob Zombie
The Order Of Things, All That Remains
Tormenting The Innocent, Bio-Cancer
Valley Of The Snake, Ruby The Hatchet
The Tracks We Leave, Tempest
Immortal Randy Rhoads – The Ultimate Tribute, Various Artists

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

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Rob Zombie expresses sorrow over shortened show

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Rob Zombie has released a statement apologising for his shortened set at Wisconsin’s Rock Fest last weekend.

Fans reacted angrily across the web after Zombie stopped his show and walked off after just two songs saying: “There’s no way I can do this. I’m sorry. It’s fucking bullshit, I know, but that’s what happens. What can we do? It’s my fault.”

In a more complete explanation, Zombie said via his new statement: “I’m very sorry to everyone who was at Rock Fest. Believe it or not, this is the first time in 29 years I have not been able to finish a show.”

“I understand people are pissed – but what can you do? It’s easy to say, ‘Man up and just do it,’ but when no sound is coming out there’s nothing you can do. If you’ve ever lost your voice you know it doesn’t magically return just because you want it to.”

“If there was a way to do the show I’d have done it, as I have many times before. I’ve done shows where I walked to the side of the stage between songs to vomit, I was so sick.”

The musician is adamant that he’s not looking for sympathy, but rather: “”As far as everyone yelling, ‘I’ve been a fan for 20 years and now I fucking hate you, you pussy rock star!’ What can I say? Shitty stuff happens sometimes. I tried explaining before I left the stage, but I could barely croak out a word.”

“We’re trying to figure out a time and place to make it up to everybody,” he continued. “I don’t take the fans for granted and I don’t take this situation lightly. My goal is to never let the fans down – but on that night I did. Unfortunately, I had no choice.”

Watch this space for future updates.

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