New Releases for July 5, 2019
Abbath – Outstrider CD/LP/Cassette (Season Of Mist)
Abbath, the solo project of former Immortal frontman Abbath (real name Olve Eikemo), releases its second album, Outstrider. Consisting of eight tracks, Outstrider promises to raise the bar even higher in contemporary Norwegian black metal. Abbath’s debut album came off with huge appreciation following his departure from Immortal, with excruciatingly ravaging riffs, much of which can be related to black ‘n’ roll, a black metal sub-genre that includes hard rock elements. Outstrider contains a cover of Bathory’s “Pace Till Death”.
Turilli / Lione Rhapsody – Zero Gravity (Rebirth and Evolution) CD (Nuclear Blast)
About ten years ago, the band Rhapsody Of Fire split into two. Guitarist and songwriter Luca Turilli went on to form Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody while vocalist Fabio Lione carried on under the name Rhapsody Of Fire moniker. Now, both previous members – as well as former Rhapsody members Dominique Leurquin, Patrice Guers, and Alex Holzwarth – have come together to form Turilli / Lione Rhapsody. Their new album Zero Gravity (Rebirth And Evolution) is a collection of ten tracks that maintain the band’s theatrical and symphonic metal roots.
The Acacia Strain – Wormwood [Reissue/2010] CD/LP (Prosthetic)
Massachusetts’ long running chuggernauts, The Acacia Strain, truly embody anger and it has never been more evident than it was on their 2010 full-length album.
Jackson Browne – Running On Empty [Reissue/1977] CD (Elektra)
Digitally remastered edition of Jackson Browne’s classic album comprised of 10 live performances recorded in 1977 between August 17th and September 18th by Browne and his band.
Jesca Hoop – Stonechild CD/LP+MP3 (Memphis Industries)
A culmination of life and musical experience, uncompromising in its vision, Stonechild, the new studio album from Jesca Hoop is a self-described compassion project. The 11-track collection is Hoop refined and defined; beautiful, subtle and stark.
Nebula – Holy Sh*t CD/LP (Heavy Psych Sounds)
22 years after their first release To The Center (1999) and ten years after their last album Heavy Psych (2008), psychedelic/stoner rock band Nebula is back. [Limited edition transparent splatter black and pink fluorescent vinyl also available.]
Sigur Rós – Ágætis Byrjun – A Good Beginning [Reissue/1999] 4xCD/2xLP+MP3 (Krunk)
Limited 20th Anniversary Edition. The band expand their breakthrough album with demo and archive versions of all songs on the album, plus never-before heard newly unearthed material from the time, rare B-sides and the full 95-minute concert played in Reykjavík on the day the record was released in 1999. [Double-LP vinyl edition includes a download code for the bonus material included in the four-CD set.]
Anderson .Paak – Ventura LP (12 Tone)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. While he was working on Oxnard, the ever-ambitious Anderson .Paak was recording Ventura at the same time. As he explains it, both albums showcase the duality that has inspired the Grammy-award winning artist throughout his career. “Growing up in Oxnard gave me the grit and the church to find this voice of mine. One town over I went further and found my depth. [I] held one [album] back because that would have been too many songs to perform live.” Now with a more soulful sound representative of the beautiful, scenic Ventura, Anderson .Paak gives us “King James”, “Make It Better”, and more – with features including Smokey Robinson, André 3000, Nate Dogg among others.