Sleep’s Stoner Doom Classic “Dopesmoker” to Receive a Remastered Expanded Edition

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Sleep’s classic Stoner Doom Metal opus Dopesmoker will see a new vinyl remastered boxed set via the bands’ current label Third Man Records, owned by Jack White. This followed the end of the bands’ contract with Southern Lord that expired for their reissues earlier in 2022. This release comes from Third Man’s Vault subscription series, is limited in number, and will only be available via sign-up until April 30th. Dopesmoker will arrive totally remastered from the original source tapes of this seminal album. The package includes four “green kush” colored LPs that include the album, a custom etching and alternate takes of “Dopesmoker” – an unearthed studio version of the long-lost track “Hot Lava Man,” a 7″ featuring “Dopesmoker” (Radio Edit) and “Proceeds The Weedian” (marking the band’s first 7″ release since 1991), two foldover posters and a woven patch, all inside a custom LP slipcase. A standard 2xLP version will be available from Third Man later this summer. Sign-up is open now through April 30 at midnight CST. Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Geezer Butler – Manipulations Of The Mind Box Set/The Very Best Of Geezer Butler – BMG

Having stayed with Black Sabbath until 1983’s unfairly criticised Born Again (Vertigo) album, founding member Geezer Butler returned to the band in the early nineties but with a growing desire to prove himself as a solo artist. After leaving again in ’94, the iconic bass player and moustache enthusiast teamed up with former frontman Ozzy Osbourne for a while before eventually going it alone to form G/Z/R.

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Full Details For Megadeth’s “Warheads on Foreheads” Set Revealed

Megadeth released the full tracklisting and format for their Dave Mustaine curated set Warheads On Foreheads, due out on March 22nd from AG Records/Universal. A new remastered version of their classic ‘Hangar 18’ is streaming for those with Amazon Music or Alexa. Warheads On Foreheads will be available as a 3-CD set, a 4-LP set and a digital edition via UMe Recordings. A limited-edition, four-LP set pressed on silver colored vinyl will be available exclusively through the band’s online store, with deluxe bundles to be announced. Pre-orders are live at the link below. Continue reading

Mayhem – Grand Declaration Of War (Reissue)

It is without a second’s hesitation that Norwegian second-wave Black Metal deities Mayhem are regarded as one of the pinnacles of the style: as one of the seminal acts. Their full length debut De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas (Deathlike Silence) is rightly acclaimed as one of the very best – if not the actual best, which is my personal opinion depending on whether I’ve listened to that or In The Nightside Eclipse (Candlelight) most recently – Black Metal albums, while earlier releases Deathcrush (Posercorpse) and Live In Leipzig (Obscure Plasma) have also attained legendary status for their wild, raw nihilistic fury.Continue reading

More Details Released About Judas Priest Turbo Reissue

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As reported by Ghost Cult earlier in the weekend, British metal legends Judas Priest announce the reissue of their 10th studio album, Turbo. The album has been remastered and will be released via Sony Music on February 3rd, 2017 on 3 CD (the original album and 2 bonus discs) as well as 1LP 150g vinyl. More details and a full track listing are available below:Continue reading