Japanese Forthcoming! Including Iron Maiden, A ROCK Tribute To Ol’ Blue Eyes, Foo Fighters, The Decemberists And Yellowcard!

Frank-Sinatra-SIN-atra--533615 FRANK SINATRA SIN-atraRelease Date 30/03/2011

12-track SHM-CD [Super High Material CD – playable on all CD players] album – From the team that brought you 'We Wish You A Metal Xmas' comes 'SIN-atra', heavy metal's tribute to the genius of Frank Sinatra. Twelve songs made famous by Ol' Blue Eyes are given a radical and individual new treatment from some of the finest voices in rock including members of Anthrax, Twisted Sister, Deep Purple, Queensrÿche, Mr Big, Warrant and Cheap Trick with the backing of a superb band consisting of Bob Kulick [guitar], Brett Chassen [drums], Billy Sheehan [bass], Doug Katsaros [keyboards & orchestrations] and Richie Kotzen [lead guitar on 'That's Life']. The songs are known to everyone but you've never heard them quite like this before! Bonus tracks expected for the Japanese issue, picture sleeve + obi-strip, more details to follow…

 

Foo-Fighters-Wasting-Light-534144 FOO FIGHTERS Wasting LightRelease Date 13/04/2011

11-track CD album – Produced by Butch Vig and mixed by Alan Moulder, 'Wasting Light' was recorded entirely on analog tape in the garage of Grohl's home in California's San Fernando Valley. The no computers / no software back to basics approach has resulted in arguably the strongest and most cohesive effort of the band's 15-year-plus career: From the opening one-two punch of 'Bridge Burning' and lead single 'Rope' to the beautiful 'These Days' to stunning guest spots from Bob Mould ['Dear Rosemary'] and Krist Novoselic ['I Should Have Known'], 'Wasting Light' is a singular triumph: a band that's headlined arenas, stadiums and festivals the world over stripping itself down to the bare essentials and coming up with a world class band's finest hour. Bonus tracks expected for the Japanese pressing, picture sleeve + obi-strip, more details to follow…

 

The-Decemberists-The-King-Is-Dead-534155 THE DECEMBERISTS The King Is Dead Release Date 11/05/2011

10-track CD album – A set of ten concise, country-based songs, 'The King Is Dead' marks a deliberate turn towards simplicity after the band's wildly ambitious and widely acclaimed 2009 songcycle 'The Hazards Of Love'. Produced once again by Tucker Martine, the album showcases the ways in which The Decemberists [Colin Meloy, Chris Funk, Jenny Conlee, Nate Query and John Moen] sound just as glorious in simple, stripped-down compositions as theydo on the elaborate structures that have defined their work for years. Includes the singles 'January Hymn' & 'Down By The Water' and features special guest appearances by Americana luminary Gillian Welch on seven tracks and legendary R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck on three tracks, picture sleeve + obi-strip, more details to follow…

 

Iron-Maiden-From-Fear-To-Eter-534158 IRON MAIDEN From Fear To Eternity: The Best Of 1990 – 2010Release Date 25/05/2011

23-track 2-CD album set – 'From Fear To Eternity' featuring highlights from their last eight studio albums distilled into this handy collection, which follows 2009's compilation of their earlier work, the 1980-1990 'Somewhere Back In Time' album. Perennial favourites to be found on this album include songs also featured in Maiden's current 'The Final Frontier World Tour' set list; tracks such as 'Fear Of The Dark', 'The Wicker Man', 'Blood Brothers' and 'Dance Of Death' sit alongside recent classics 'El Dorado' and the hauntingly evocative 'When The Wild Wind Blows'. It also include singles like 'Holy Smoke' and 'Be Quick Or Be Dead' together with more progressive thought-provoking album tracks like 'Afraid To Shoot Strangers' and 'For The Greater Good Of God'. This new collection charts the musical development of Britain's most successful metal band as they have evolved their sound, producing longer, more complex songs, gaining huge critical acclaim in the process, picture sleeve + obi-strip, more details to follow…

 

Yellowcard-When-Youre-Throug-534160 YELLOWCARD When You're Through Thinking, Say Yes Release Date 11/05/2011

10-track CD album – After two-and-a-half years, the music that provided a soundtrack for rebellious-yet-sensitive, coastal-dreaming pop-punk kids of the early 00's is back. For the seventh studio albums [and after 3 million records sold], Ryan Key and original members Sean Mackin & Longineu 'LP' Parsons continuing with Ryan Mendez will be joined by longtime friend of the band Sean O'Donnell, whose addition has been described asa 'natural fit' for the current mindset and progression of the group, picture sleeve + obi-strip, more details to follow…

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