Violent Femmes to Release Deluxe Reissue of their Self-Titled Album via Craft Recordings


Craft Recordings is thrilled to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Violent Femmes’ 1983 self-titled debut with a special reissue of the seminal cult classic. Due out December 1st and available for pre-order now, the deluxe 2-CD and digital formats will feature newly remastered audio and over a dozen demos, B-sides, and live performances from the pioneering folk-punk trio — including alternate versions of iconic songs like “Blister in the Sun,” “Please Do Not Go,” “Gone Daddy Gone,” and “Add It Up.” A special 4-disc vinyl box set will follow February 9th, 2024, limited to 5,000 copies worldwide. Housed in a lift-top box with die-cut window detail, this collectible edition offers three 180-gram LPs — the original album, alongside the demos, and live material — plus, a replica 7-inch single (“Ugly”/“Gimme the Car”). The original album and single discs are cut from the original analog tapes, while lacquers for the complete set were cut by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio. Both the CD and LP editions will feature an expansive book with new liner notes by journalist and Rolling Stone senior editor David Fricke, complete with interviews with Violent Femmes members Gordon Gano, Brian Ritchie, and Victor DeLorenzo. The band has also shared a new single –  “Gone Daddy Gone / I Just Want to Make Love to You (Live)” streaming now on all DSPs. 

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ALBUM REVIEW: Voice Of Baceprot – Retas


 

It isn’t often that a band can make a legitimate claim at making a cultural impact on, or even before, their debut album is released, however, it is one that Voice Of Baceprot (or VOB) can certainly make. Hailing from a largely conservative Muslim province and nation in Singajaya, outside of Garut, West Java, Indonesia, the fact the band consists of three young, hijab-wearing women has generated plenty of ire. 

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ALBUM REVIEW: Outlanders – Outlanders


 

When an album features Al Di Meola, Trevor Rabin, Vernon Reid, Joe Satriani, and Marty Friedman you know it’s going to be a corker. To make this reviewer squeeze with joy is that Outlanders is actually Tarja Turunen. Tarja is accompanied by Torsten Stenzel.  

 

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ALBUM REVIEW: Gel – Only Constant


 

With anger becoming the emotional currency of the world today, it only makes sense to see a resurgence of hardcore. Only Constant (Convulse) the full-length debut from this New Jersey band, Gel, finds the quintet twisting the style of the early Hardcore vomited forth by The Plasmatics and GISM into their own sound that is re-imagined for a younger generation. The band’s sharp-edged twin guitar aggression is mixed with the drive-of-rock attitude. 

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ALBUM REVIEW: Going Off – What Makes You Tick


 

After two EPs worth of hard-slamming hardcore punk since their formation in Manchester in 2019, Going Off are delivering a larger beatdown with their debut LP, What Makes You Tick? (Church Road Records) with a fresh style that mixes older and new hardcore genres with plenty of destruction all around.

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INTERVIEW: Layne and Myles Ulrich of Taipei Houston – The Ghost Cult Interview


Keefy from Ghost Cult caught up with Layne and Myles Ulrich of Taipei Houston at Aftershock Festival to chat about their debut album “Once Bit Never Bored,” out now on C3 Records. The brothers are the sons of Metallica legend Lars Ulrich, but are dedicated to making it on their own steam. We discussed their approach to music, how they collaborate on songs, opening for Melvins, their Beatles cover of “Eleanor Rigby,” and much more! Continue reading


PODCAST: Glacially Musical Pouredcast 105: Slipknot Discography: Pt. 2 “Iowa” – If You’re 555 I’m 666


 

Arguably the biggest metal band in the world, Slipknot is the subject of our current series.  Episode 2 of 4 picks up the band following the release of their game-changing debut, from Ozzfest side-stage opener to headlining over legends in just a year, followed by the release of their second album, Iowa (Roadrunner Records).

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PODCAST: Glacially Musical Pouredcast 103: Slipknot Discography: Part 1 – From a Larva to a Maggot


 

Kicking off a new series on arguably the biggest metal band in the world  Slipknot! Episode 1 of 4 takes the band from their formation out of the mire of the Iowa metal and rock scene in the early 1990s, forming the “classic” line-up, working with Ross Robinson signing with Roadrunner Records , comparisons to Mushroomhead, to releasing the the epic debut album in 1999!    

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Sion ft. Jared Dines and Howard Jones Releases  Their New Single and Video – “More Than Just Myself” – Debut Album Incoming


Scion the Metalcore supergroup formed by YouTube sensation and shredder Jared Dines and Howard Jones of Light The Torch (ex-Killswitch Engage) have dropped a new single “More Than Just Myself!” This is their second single after releasing “The Blade” earlier in 2021. A glistening metalcore track, “More Than Just Myself” is brutal and catchy at the same time. The band has also announced their self-titled debut album will arrive November 26th across all streaming platforms. The album was created independently and funded totally by Jared and Howard out of their pockets.  

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Heavy Temple Shares New Video ”A Desert Through the Trees” – New Album Incoming



Hot on the heels of The Day of Doom live stream concert, Psychedelic Stoner Doom band Heavy Temple will release their debut full-length after several acclaimed EPs. Lupi Amoris is due out on June 18th, 2021 via Magnetic Eye Records. The band has shared their first single and video for the track “A Desert Through the Trees,” which you can check out now!   Continue reading