GIVEAWAY: Win a Black Sabbath “Technical Ecstasy” Poster!

Heavy Metal legends Black Sabbath will see a deluxe boxed set elease for their 1976 album Technical Ecstasy, October 1st via BMG. The record, their seventh, originally reached #13 in the U.K. and was certified gold in the U.S. The collection includes a newly remastered version of the original, a brand-new mix by Steven Wilson, plus more than 90 minutes of previously unreleased outtakes, alternative mixes and live tracks. Technical Ecstasy: Super Deluxe Edition will be available on October 1st as a 4-CD set and 5-LP set on 180-gram black vinyl. Both the 4-CD and 5-LP versions are available for pre-order now at the link below. The remastered studio album will be available the same day on digital download and streaming services. You can win a Black Sabbath “Technical Ecstasy” Poster from Ghost Cult! Just head over to our Instagram and comment on our post with your favorite original member of Sabbath to enter to win. Open to UK residents only. Full Giveaway rules below.

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Black Sabbath Bassist Geezer Butler to Release Solo Material Boxset: “Manipulations Of The Mind” Boxset

Legendary Black Sabbath bassist and lyricist Terry “Geezer” Butler will released a 4-cd boxed set of his classic solo albums, along with an extra disc of rare material. The releases are also compiled in a best of release as well. Manipulations Of The Mind and The Very Best Of Geezer Butler will be released July 30th via BMG! Featuring the albums ‘Plastic Planet’ (1995), ‘Black Science’ (1997), and ‘Ohmwork’ (2005), with a bonus 4th disc of rare and largely unreleased material, ‘Manipulations Of The Mind’ will give fans a true insight into Geezer’s work outside the Sabbath context in that classic solo era. Pre-orders are live at the link below!

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ALBUM REVIEW: Black Sabbath – Sabotage Super Deluxe Edition

The last of a groundbreaking run of undisputed classics, Sabotage (Vertigo/BMG), often gets overlooked during debates about the studio legacy of legendary metal pioneers Black Sabbath. Considering the seismic impact of the band’s previous five releases, this isn’t entirely surprising but Sabotage has always deserved more time in those conversations.

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Black Sabbath to Release Super Deluxe Remastered Edition of “Sabotage” Album

As Black Sabbath continues to celebrate their 50th Anniversary celebrations, they have announced a new release in their super deluxe series with Sabotage! Arriving in 4-CD And 4-LP + 7-Inch versions are coming soon, via BMG on June 11th, 2021. The vinyl will be 180-gram plus a bonus 7-inch with the single edit for “Am I Going Insane (Radio)” and “Hole In The Sky” on the back, with artwork replicating the very rare Japanese release of the single. The set will also include a complete live show recorded during their 1975 tour. Both the 4-CD and 4-LP versions are available for pre-order now at the link below. Listen to a newly remastered version of “Am I Going Insane (Radio)” right now! Continue reading

Evanescence Shares New Single “Better Without You”

Evanescence has released their new single, “Better Without You” from their forthcoming new album The Bitter Truth, out March 26th on BMG. Like most of the new songs we’ve heard so far, the song is about overcoming the odds and standing up for yourself. It’s also one of the heaviest Evanescence songs in memory. “Better Without You” was teased with an interactive digital puzzle that fans were challenged to solve in order to hear a snippet of the song. Listen to “Better Without You” here:

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Watch Snoop Dogg Send a Shoutout to 311 on 30 Years As a Band

Rap Rockers 311 celebrated 30 years in music a few years back as the band was officially founded in 1988 and has had the same lineup intact since 1992, one of the longest lineups in rock history. The band released their first official full-length in 1993 with the album Music (Capricorn/Volcano) and their last album came out a year ago, Voyager via BMG. The band had toured all over the world and played festivals from pop to metal, and even had March 11th dubbed 311 Day”. Watch their friend, Rap Legend Snoop Dogg, shout them out!

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Black Sabbath to Hold “Black Sabbath” 50th-Anniversary Album Listening Sessions ‘In The Dark’

Black Sabbath has announced Black Sabbath 50th-Anniversary album listening sessions ‘In The Dark’ as BMG and Pitchblack Playback prepare to kick off the 50th-anniversary celebrations for the father of the Metal genres. Fifty years, over 70 million records sold worldwide and with an incredible musical legacy, Sabbath, BMG and Pitchblack Playback confirm two commemorative 50th-anniversary album listening sessions for their debut self-titled album, “Black Sabbath”, to be held “in the dark” on February 11. The sessions will take place at Number 10 in the London, England borough of Hackney starting at 7:30 and 8:30 and the album will be played back in MQA high definition audio. This is a playback-only — the band will NOT be present, but still hella cool. Continue reading

Dio Studio Album Reissues Set Coming Soon

BMG and Niji Entertainment Group Inc. have partnered to reissue DIO‘s 1996-2004 studio albums: Angry Machines (1996), Magica (2000), Killing The Dragon (2002) and Master Of The Moon (2004). These newly remastered versions feature rare and never before released live and studio bonus tracks. Remastered by longtime DIO collaborator Wyn Davis with updated artwork from frequent DIO designer Marc Sasso. Long out of print, there has been heightened interest in the career of Ronnie James Dio with various charity events, tribute bands and the Dio Returns Tours of 2018 and 2019. Check out some remastered tracks below: Continue reading

Thunder Shares Led Zeppelin Cover, Celebrates 30 Years with “The Greatest Hits”

Long-running band Thunder have shared their cover of Led Zeppelin’s ‘You’re Time Is Gonna Come’! The track comes from the bands’ upcoming curated hits album The Greatest Hits due out September 27th via BMG. Celebrating thirty years of music, Thunder will release a 28 track album featuring tracks from each of their 12 studio albums, it is the first-ever collection to actually be sanctioned by the band but also compiled by Thunder themselves. Listen to the cover now and pre-order the album at the link below. Continue reading

Pixies Share New Video for “Catfish Kate”, New Album Incoming

L-R: Joey Santiago, Paz Lenchantin, David Lovering, Black Francis

Pixies will release their new studio album, Beneath The Eyrie, due out September 13 (BMG). The band has been updating fans all summer with podcasts, social media updates and other content on their progress. Check out their new animated video ‘Catfish Kate’. The clip was created by the UK/European-based Krank! Collective who also produced the animated video for Pixies’ ‘Tenement Song’ from 2016’s Head Carrier. Krank!’s Neirin Best and Lianne Pierce created the “Catfish Kate” video using a variety of handmade and digital animation techniques, including old school light box, painted animation, rotoscoping and digital compositing. Continue reading