New music releases, 11th August 2014

Here are the new and notable music releases for this week, 11th August 2014:

Conjuring The Dead
Conjuring The Dead, Belphegor

Get Hurt, The Gaslight Anthem
I’m Not Bossy I’m The Boss, Sinead O’Connor
No Going Back, Stiff Little Fingers
Pure Raw Blues, Buddy Guy and Junior Wells
Yorktown Heights, Grant Nicholas
Mable, CJ Wildheart
Journey To The Centre Of The Earth (Box Set), Rick Wakeman
The World Is My Enemy Now, Upon A Burning Body
Darkest Hour, Darkest Hour
Last Words: The Final Recordings, Screaming Trees
Always Returning, Engineers
The Sins Of Mankind, Cancer
Sunday ’91, Annie Eve
Platinum Hook, Platinum Hook
Volume X, Trans Am
Arise, Interstatic
Neanderthal, American Dog
Crossing The Fiery Path, Necromantia
From The Abyss They Rise, Pantheon – 1
Into The Madness, Night Mistress
Use Once & Destroy, The Rock City Angels
Concrescence of the Sophia, Mournful Congregation
One Night In The Temple (Box Set), Lillian Axe
Harvest Floor, Cattle Decapitation

All of the above albums are availble via the Skin Back Alley Music Store, powered by Amazon A-Store.

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Brian Fallon: New Gaslight Anthem album has “completely different vibe”

Gaslight Anthem Band Shot

Brian Fallon, frontman with New Jersey rockers The Gaslight Anthem, has said that fans should be prepared for their new album to have a “completely different vibe.”

Speaking in this week’s issue of NME, Fallon says the band have undergone a period of change whilst making new album, Get Hurt.

“You get a realisation at some point in your career that whatever it is you do, you can no longer continue to do it. You just realise you can’t put out the same records forever,” he said.

“I think people are going to be like, ‘Wow, I didn’t know a band that play punk rock could play something that heavy, or something that pretty. I think also there are some sings that are realy calm, and I don’t know if people knew that we could do that. I didn’t know that we could do that.”

Get Hurt will be released on the 18th of August, with the tracklisting as follows:

Gaslight Anthem Get Hurt Cover“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”

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The Gaslight Anthem announce new album and UK tour

Gaslight Anthem Get Hurt Cover

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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The Gaslight Anthem to release b-sides collection in January

The+Gaslight+Anthem+hp+pngThe Gaslight Anthem have announced that they are to release an album of b-sides in January.

The band will release the imaginatively titled The B-Sides on January 28th 2014. Vinyl Collective report that the collection will feature acoustic versions of ‘The 59 Sound’, ‘American Slang’, ‘The Boxer’ and ‘Great Expectations’ as well as covers of The Rolling Stones’ ‘Tumbling Dice’ and Pearl Jam’s ‘State of Love and Trust.’

Writing on Tumblr earlier in the year, the group also announced that they are to release a new studio LP in 2014: “[we are] working on new songs for a new Gaslight Anthem album in 2014. Dig it. Tour’s been great, Brian’s very pleased he hasn’t has many photos of him taken. He’s busy in the back of the bus writing new songs, something about Bob Dylan and Led Zepplin [sic] and Neil Young in the same band.”

Brian Fallon: “Some Things I Need To Say”

Brian FallonBrian Fallon, front man with Jersey favourites The Gaslight Anthem, has hit out at being criticised by audience members at the band’s live shows.

Writing on The Gaslight Anthem blog, Fallon says: “I feel it necessary to address that we are The Gaslight Anthem. We play Gaslight Anthem songs. We’re not the band you think we may be akin to. My name isn’t Bruce, It’s not Eddie, or Joe, or Paul either.”

The blog post appears to have come after members of the audience at live shows have expressed discontent at how the shows have played out.

Brian continues: ” I’m asking openly and humbly that if anyone would like to come to a Gaslight Anthem show, please come because you want to see what we’re doing on that night. Don’t come to see Bruce, he won’t be there. Don’t come to hear a cover, it probably won’t happen. Don’t come to yell at me when I’m trying to share something with the audience to reach out to them about something I feel is moving me.”

“For some reason I’m the one with microphone, which may be a mistake entirely,” he concludes after making clear that the band appreciate their fans and remember them on a daily basis. “But if you want one and have something to say, please start a band… and maybe one day I’ll find your band and I’ll come see you play. But I swear I will not yell at you or call out for you to play one of your influences songs, because I’ll be there to see you.”

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