New music releases, 27th November 2015

New and notable music releases for the week ending 27th November in one handy list!

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MTV Unplugged, Placebo
Silver Liner, Ethan Johns
Too Old To Rock ‘N’ Roll: Too Young To Die!, Jethro Tull
Heady Nuggs 20 Years After Clouds Taste Metallic 1994-1997, The Flaming Lips
A Love Supreme: The Complete Masters, John Coltrane
I Should Coco (20th Anniversary Collector’s Edition), Supergrass
Skeletons, Danzig
Ty Rex, Ty Segall
New Dark Age Tour Ep 2015 A.D., Crippled Black Phoenix
Straight Outta’ Burbank, Stone Sour
War of Kings (Special Edition), Europe
Why?, They Might Be Giants
Ancient Evil, Cage
Digital Shades, M83
Roundhouse Tapes, Opeth

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

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Stone Sour stream cover of Iron Maiden’s ‘Running Free’

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Stone Sour are streaming their cover version of the Iron Maiden classic “Running Free.”

The song is set to feature on Corey Taylor and co’s covers EP, Straight Outta Burbank, due for release later this week as part of Record Store Day’s Black Friday events.

Speaking to the UK’s Metal Hammer magazine recently, Taylor said: “If you’re going to cover something, you want to go for the best. It’s no secret that I’m a huge Maiden fan.

“’Running Free’ had the spirit of what we were looking for – it’s kick-ass, it’s driving, it’s got the Maiden guitar breaks.”

Check out the cover via the audio stream below:

The full track list for Straight Outta Burbank is:

01. “Sailin’ On” (Bad Brains cover)
02. “Running Free” (Iron Maiden cover)
03. “Gimme Shelter” (Rolling Stones cover)
04. “Too Fast For Love” (Mötley Crüe cover)
05. “Seasons In The Abyss” (Slayer cover)

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Listen as Stone Sour stream covers EP in full

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Stone Sour are streaming their covers EP Meanwhile In Burbank in full.

The new set of songs was released on Monday 28th April via Roadrunner Records, but you can listen to it now for free via YouTube.

The five track set features covers of tunes by Metallica, Alice In Chains and Kiss amongst others. Stone Sour and Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor recently revealed that the ‘Sour are working on two more EPs of covers titled Straight Outta Burbank and No Sleep ’Til Burbank respectively.

The tracklist for Meanwhile In Burbank is:

01. “We Die Young” (Alice In Chains cover)
02. “Heading Out To The Highway” (Judas Priest cover)
03. “Love Gun” (Kiss cover)
04. “Creeping Death” (Metallica cover)
05. “Children Of The Grave” (Black Sabbath cover)

Check out the stream of the EP below:

As well as the two new Stone Sour EPs, Corey Taylor is set to appear on Greatest Hits Vol.1, the debut album from supergroup Teenage Time Killers. Made up of core members Reed Mullin (Corrosion of Conformity), Mick Murphy (My Ruin, The Birds of Satan) and producer John “Lou” Lousteau, the project features contributions from a host of punk, rock and metal royalty including Taylor, Matt Skiba, Randy Blythe, Jello Biafra and Nick Oliveri.

Greatest Hits Vol.1 is due out on the 31st of July via Rise Records.

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Stone Sour release lyric video for “The House Of Gold & Bones”

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Stone Sour have released a video for their track “The House Of Gold & Bones”.

The song features on their 2013 two-part album of the same name, and the artwork used in the video is taken from the three-issue comic series written by frontman Corey Taylor, based on the themes of the double-album set.

You can watch the video below:

Stone Sour parted ways with guitarist Jim Root earlier this year, but Root continues to work with Taylor on the much anticipated sixth album from Slipknot. Slipknot’s website and Facebook page rumbled in to action again recently, dropping hints via video clips and messages about what their new album is going to be like.

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Stone Sour part ways with guitarist Jim Root

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Stone Sour have parted ways with guitarist Jim Root.

Root, who was a member of both Stone Sour and Slipknot along with Corey Taylor, let the news be known via his Instagram account. When asked by a fan whether a rumour was true that he wouldn’t be playing three summer shows with Stone Sour, Root’s reply was: “I’m not in that band anymore. Not my decision. Not happy about it.”

Following the Instagram exchange, Corey Taylor then posted a message on his Twitter account reading: “As some of you might have heard by now, Stone Sour and Jim Root have indeed parted ways. We were trying to wait until the completion of the SK album, but in light of recent events, we are going to confirm this information and then move on. We feel it’s best for both bands and hope that this is reflected in the days to come. We will give you more information when the time comes.”

Root and Taylor are still working together on the new Slipknot album. You can read a statement about the split on Stone Sour’s official Facebook page.

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