Def Leppard to Release “London To Vegas” Live Album and DVD

According to a post via Blabbermouth.net, Def Leppard has launched a pre-order on Amazon.com for a new collection. They will release “London To Vegas” on April 24 in 2DVD/4CD and 2Blu-ray/4CD editions. Continue reading

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Stone Sour to Release Debut Live Album, First Single Streaming Now!

Platinum-selling rock band Stone Sour will release their first-ever live album Hello, You Bastards: Live In Reno on December 13th via Cooking Vinyl. The release features 16 of the band’s most loved tracks, including the first single ‘Absolute Zero’, ‘Through Glass’ and ‘Song 3’ recorded live on October 5th of 2018. The album will be available on CD, digitally, and as a numbered 180gram double vinyl package, limited to just 2500 copies, which also includes a poster, backstage pass, guitar pick, autographed setlist, and a download card. You can pre-order the album from today from the link below.

Pre-order from https://www.Store.StoneSour.com

Speaking on the band’s first official live release, guitarist Josh Rand says

“It’s with great pleasure that I get to announce the first ever official Stone Sour live record release. This is the Reno show in its entirety, just how it went down on October 5th, 2018. We’re extremely proud of the fact that it’s 100% live with absolutely no overdubs! It’s not perfect but neither are we. As a collector myself, I wanted this limited edition release to be very special. The vinyl is pressed on 180g, giving you the best audio quality possible, and is limited to 2500 copies worldwide. I hope you enjoy this as much as we did playing it.”

‘Hello, You Bastards: Live In Reno’

Tracklisting

1. YSIF

2. Taipei Person / Allah Tea

3. Do Me A Favor

4. Knievel Has Landed

5. Whiplash Pants

6. Absolute Zero

7. Bother

8. Tired

9. Rose Red Violent Blue

10. 30/30-150

11. Get Inside

12. Reborn

13. Song #3

14. Through Glass

15. Made of Scars

16. Fabuless

Stone Sour is:

Corey Taylor (vocals)

Josh Rand (guitar)

Roy Mayorga (drums)

Johny Chow (bass)

Christian Martucci (guitar)

Tribulation Shares New Single and Video – “Strange Gateways Beckon”, Live Album Coming This Fall

Tribulation has shared a brand new single and performance video from their forthcoming new live album Alive & Dead At Södra Teatern due out this fall via Metal Blade Records out November 15th. Pre-orders just went live at the link below. Watch the video for ‘Strange Gateways Beckon’ right now! Continue reading

Entombed – Clandestine Live

I can’t think of a more perfect way for reunited/reformed Death Metal legends Entombed to return than a live version of one of their most revered albums. Yeah sure Wolverine Blues and Left Hand Path a classics, but I think Clandestine Live (Threeman Recordings) is even better and serves as a timely reminder of just how influential this band is. Continue reading

Zeal & Ardor – Live In London

For many people a live album is hardly worth bothering with. The performances can vary from being exact replicas of the studio recordings to blandly and barely played. However, a great live album is a thing of beauty, and any naysayers of the format are hard pressed to deny the electricity that jumps out of one’s speakers or headphones. Think of how enthralling Slipknot’s live material sounds, or how well crafted an Iron Maiden set-list can be and you’ll find the value in live recordings. Continue reading

Der Weg einer Freheit – Live In Berlin

I’m listening to Der Weg einer Freheit’s Live In Berlin (Season of Mist) and, while it is a masterful showcase for the band’s far encompassing sound and overall chops, I find myself questioning the nature of live albums as a concept. Again, there’s nothing wrong per se with this October 14, 2017 recording. Fans will be pleased with this ten-song package with tunes ranging from their self-titled LP all the way to 2017’s Finisterre (Season of Mist). Continue reading

Skunk Anansie – 25Live@25

I must confess, writing about Skunk Anansie’s 25Live@25 (Republic of Music) is mega hard. I keep jumping up and dancing about the flat, singing loudly and off-key. I’ve been listening to Skunk Anansie since 1995 with the song ‘Selling Jesus’. They haven’t disappointed. They don’t disappoint with this live retrospective either. If you are a major Skunk-head, you are going to flat-out love this album. If you are a newbie, welcome! You are going to love this album.  Continue reading