onsdag 18 januari 2012

Two releases to look forward too!

Three posts in one day... Quite the comeback;)

I'm reading some great news in the vinyl collecting blog: http://collectingvinylrecords.blogspot.com/

Two of the most anticipated releases for me this year have an anounced release date and it is the same date! Christmas comes early this year!

This is just copy and paste from mentioned blog:

The Mars Volta New Album Due in March

The Mars Volta will release their sixth album, 'Noctourniquet,' on March 27. This is another one of their concept records and the songs will center on a character based on Superman villain Solomon Grundy and the mythical Greek figure Hyacinthus.

1. The Whip Hand
2. Aegis
3. Dyslexicon
4. Empty Vessels Make the Loudest Sound
5. The Malkin Jewel
6. Lapochka
7. 'n Absentia
8. Imago
9. Molochwalker
10. Trinkets Pale of Moon
11. Vedamalady
12. Noctourniquet
13. Zed and Two Naughts

MESHUGGAH Album Art Revealed

Here is the cover art for Meshuggah's highly anticipated new album called 'Koloss.' The album is due out on March 27th via Nuclear Blast.
'I Am Colossus'
'The Demon’s Name Is Surveillance'
'Do Not Look Down'
'Behind The Sun'
'The Hurt That Finds You First'
'Break Those Bones Whose Sinews Gave It Motion'
'The Last Vigil'


Here's another one of the latest additions to the collection.

This is one of the earlier releases of one of my favourite bands, Neurosis, called "Souls At Zero".

They started out as a hardcore band in the Bay Area in the late 80s but have with, more or less, every release since the start, moved towards something enterily new (at least it was back then).

There have been quite a few words used to try and describe the music that Neurosis creates, but nothing really nails it. If I were to try to describe it, I would say they play atmospheric doomish hardcore metal or something:) They mix slow doomy parts with extreme and heavy outbursts which create a dynamic and a tense feeling to the music that not a lot of other bands can come close to.

On this release, from 1992, they are at the verge of finding this spectacular sound, which they perfected on the pre-milennial records "Through Silver In Blood" and "Times Of Grace".

Below is a video where they perform the song "Locust Star" of the 1996 album "Through Silver In Blood". It's one of the videos I've watched the most on youtube. There's such a brutality and tension in the song that just blow me away! Enjoy!

It got boobs on the cover!

This is one of the latest additions to the collection. The brilliant "Electric Ladyland" by The Jimi Hendrix Experience. This is a later Polydor re-issue and not the original Track release which is worth a lot of money! I'll probably sell it soon though as I've already got the same version. I bought this thinking it was an earlier issue. Any takers?:)

The person who sent me this also included a handwritten thank you note which is not everyday that you see so that was a nice surprise:)