New music releases, 27th October 2014

Here are the new and notable music releases for this week, 27th October 2014:

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Black Lotus, Sister Sin

Black Veil Brides, Black Veil Brides
Walking On A Flashlight, Lunatic Soul
Inked In Blood, Obituary
Vervain, Liv Kristine
Best, Roger Taylor
The Wreckage Of Stars, Black Crown Initiate
IV (Remastered Edition), Led Zeppelin
Houses of the Holy (Remastered Edition), Led Zeppelin
Tell ‘Em I’m Gone, Yusuf
Honor Is All We Know, Rancid
Unleash The Fire (Ltd Edition), Riot
Z2, Devin Townsend Project
Curse Of Love, The Coral
No Mercy – Widespread Bloodshead, Suicidal Tendencies
Into The Slaughter, Blindeath
Peepshow (Remastered Edition), Siouxsie & The Banshees
Live At The Barbican (Expanded Edition), These New Puritans
Love Gun (Deluxe Edition), Kiss
Super Critical, The Ting Tings
Planet Satan, Mysticum
The Enemy Within, Mindwars
At War With Reality, At The Gates
Earthborn Evolution, Beyond Creation
Obsolescence, Abysmal Dawn
The Science Of Things (Remastered Edition), Bush
The Complete Studio Albums (Box Set), Creedence Clearwater Revival
Blood I Bled, The Staves
KaLIVEascope, Transatlantic
Desideratum, Anaal Nathrakh
Taking On The World (25th Anniversary Edition), Gun
Memoria Vetusta Iii Saturnian Poetry, Blut Aus Nord

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

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Queen announce new album, “Queen Forever”

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Legendary British rock band Queen have revealed that they will release a new album this winter.

Queen Forever is scheduled for release on November the 10th via Virgin Records.

The tracks include a long anticipated track from Queen and Michael Jackson, “There Must Be More to Life Than This”, a previously unfinished Mercury-Queen track “Let Me In Your Heart Again” originating from the band’s The Works album recording sessions, and a scorching new stripped-down ballad version of Mercury’s first solo hit, his Giorgio Moroder collaboration, “Love Kills.”

The album will be available as a 20-track single CD and as an extended 36-track, two-CD set. As well as three new tracks, the package brings together Queen hits, classic tracks, and new takes on well-known songs, matched with band recordings Brian May describes as “things that we have collected together that are representative of our growth rather than the big hits” in a collection immaculately assembled by May and Roger Taylor themselves.

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The full Queen Forever track listings are:

Single CD Edition
“Let Me In Your Heart Again”
“Love Kills – The Ballad”
“There Must Be More To Life Than This (William Orbit Mix)”
“It’s A Hard Life”
“You’re My Best Friend”
“Love Of My Life”
“Drowse”
“Long Away”
“Lily Of The Valley”
“Don’t Try So Hard”
“Bijou”
“These Are The Days Of Our Lives”
“Las Palabras De Amor”
“Who Wants To Live Forever”
“A Winter’s Tale”
“Play The Game”
“Save Me”
“Somebody To Love”
“Too Much Love Will Kill You”
“Crazy Little Thing Called Love”

2-CD SET
CD1
“Let Me In Your Heart Again”
“Love Kills – The Ballad”
“There Must Be More To Life Than This (William Orbit Mix)”
“Play The Game”
“Dear Friends”
“You’re My Best Friend”
“Love Of My Life”
“Drowse”
“You Take My Breath Away”
“Spread Your Wings”
“Long Away”
“Lily Of The Valley”
“Don’t Try So Hard”
“Bijou”
“These Are The Days Of Our Lives”
“Nevermore”
“Las Palabras De Amor”
“Who Wants To Live Forever”

CD2
“I Was Born To Love You”
“Somebody To Love”
“Crazy Little Thing Called Love”
“Friends Will Be Friends”
“Jealousy”
“One Year of Love”
“A Winters Tale”
“‘39”
“Mother Love”
“It’s A Hard Life”
“Save Me”
“Made in Heaven”
“Too Much Love Will Kill You”
“Sail Away Sweet Sister”
“The Miracle”
“Is This The World We Created”
“In The Lap Of The Gods…Revisited”
“Forever”

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Brian May confirms new Queen album coming in 2014

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Brian May has confirmed that Queen will release a new album featuring vocals by Freddie Mercury before the year is out.

The guitarist has said that the album is likely to be titled Queen Forever, and that Mercury’s vocals date back to recordings made during the 1980’s. May and Queen drummer Roger Taylor have recorded instrumental tracks based on “scraps” of previously unreleased Queen material to accompany the vocals.

The album may also feature a previously unreleased duet between Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson, which Brian May revealed in March of the this year existed in the Queen vaults.

“We had to start from scratch,” May told BBC Radio Wales this week. “Knowing how it would have happened if we’d finished the songs, I can sit there and make it happen with modern technology. It’s quite emotional. It’s the big, big Queen ballads and the big, big epic sound.”

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Unreleased Freddie Mercury songs discovered

FM5Legendary Queen guitarist Brian May has said in an interview that more unreleased music featuring Freddie Mercury has been unearthed.

Back in July Queen drummer Roger Taylor confirmed that May was working on several unfinished songs that Mercury had recorded with Michael Jackson. May was reported to have said at the time that there would be “something for folks to hear” in two months’ time.

But whilst those songs haven’t yet emerged, May has recently said when speaking with Mojo magazine, “”There’s more in there than we thought, in the Queen source archive. I’m a little nervous of saying there’s an album there, but there’s certainly a few tracks… We’ve found some Freddie vocals, some demos.”

Of the material recorded with Jackson, Taylor told Classic Rock Magazine, “”They’ve been hanging around for years and years and Michael’s estate haven’t really been able to make their mind up about what to do with them. So we suggested we finish them and see. They’re pretty good – one of them is great.”

Official release dates for any of the material have yet to be announced.