The week in review… #2

Another week, another great release day.  This Friday we were finally treated to the long awaited new Rammstein album, and the wait was definitely worth it.  You can check out Greg Nobles review on this page, as well as a transcript of THE ONLY interview will do for this album.  There were also new albums from Saint Vitus, The Brink and Crazy Lixx, and home grown greatness from Eat Your Heart Out.

Alien Weaponry have dropped a new single and video for Ahi Ka, and it is epic.  The song tells the story of the Auckland City councils misguided attempt to beautify the city by evicting the local Ngati Whatua people, and burning their village to the ground in 1952.  It is very intelligent music, particularly when you take the bands age in to consideration.  Alien Weaponry certainly have a bright future.

Slipknot have dropped a new single and video for “Unsainted” in which their new masks are revealed.  The new album is entitled “We Are Not Your Kind”, and will be released on August 9th.

It’s been two years, almost to the day, since we lost Soundgarden front man Chris Cornell, and while it still seems so fresh, and hard to believe, Soundgarden have announced the release of “Live From The Artists Den”, a live film, album and immersive event series.  The products will see release on July 26th.

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I think 2019 has to be the year of Australian tours.  It seems that every week multiple artists are announcing plans to head down under.  This week sees the announcement of  Halestorm hitting our shores with Black Stone Cherry, and Buckcherry coming “Down Under” with Hardcore Superstar in tow.  Both of these packages are sure to be excellent nights of rock ‘n’ roll, so get yourself some tickets and go have a great night!

The insanely talented Mike Patton, has announced his latest project. The record, titled Corpse Flower due out September 13, is a collaboration with French composer, Jean Claude Vannier, and features musicians such as Smokey Hormel (Beck, Johnny Cash), Justin Meldal-Johnsen (Beck, Air, Nine Inch Nails), James Gadson (Beck, Jamie Lidell), Denys Lable, Bernard Paganotti (Magma), Daniel Ciampolini, Didier Malherbe, Léonard Le Cloarec and the Bécon Palace String Ensemble. Oh, and the song “C.3.3.” has lyrics from Oscar Wilde’s “The Ballad of Reading Gaol”.

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