Hotly anticipated debut studio album from the legendary Slayer guitarist, Kerry King.
Embark on an intergalactic musical odyssey with Sonic Universe's debut album, "It Is What It Is." Corey Glover, acclaimed lead singer of Living Colour, and guitarist Mike Orlando from Adrenaline Mob join forces to explore new sonic dimensions. Recorded at Sonic Stomp Studios in New York City, the album kicks off with the dynamic title track, blending a powerful drumbeat, driving bass lead, and Corey's electrifying vocals.
The standout single, "I Am," delivers a bold declaration of confidence and independence. The band, including TaykwuanJackson on drums and bassist Booker King, showcases a seamless fusion of their talents, culminating in a sound that's both fresh and unmistakably their own. As Living Colourgarners recent international attention, this collaboration with Adrenaline Mob brings forth a brave new world of musical exploration.
Lyrically, the album navigates personal and political themes, creating a rich tapestry that spans punk, funk, metal, and rock. "It Is What It Is" promises to elevate listeners to new heights with its diverse soundscape. Join Sonic Universe on this captivating journey through galaxies and time itself, where each track unfolds a unique chapter in this extraordinary musical universe.
Stitching together the frenzied snarl of gory early 1990s OSDM and eerily plodding doom intonations, COFFINS find no shame in continuing to perfect the vile, derelict strain of dungeon-crawling death-doom for which they are revered." - Invisible Oranges Japan’s COFFINS return with their crushing new full-length album, Sinister Oath. Recorded ahead of the band's 25th anniversary in Tokyo, Sinister Oath further cements COFFINS' legacy as one of the most putrid sounding and uncompromising Old School Death Metal bands in the world. From the chest-pounding, drudgy opening of "Spontaneous Rot" to the hammer-crushing riffage of "Things Infestation" thereafter, Sinister Oath creeps and crawls through a cavernous space firmly rooted in no-frills Death Metal. The band's signature sound is forever-present: equal parts bleak, doomy, crusty, disgusting, and wholly heavy. Featuring album art by Axel Hermann (Asphyx, Bloodbath, Demolition Hammer, Sodom, and more,) Sinister Oath is COFFINS at their most vile!
"What Lies Beneath" is the second studio album by the Finnish solo artist, originally released in 2010. Including hits like “Until My Last Breath”, “I Feel Immortal” and “Falling Awake” it is a true fan favorite and one of her most successful releases to date. The 2024 re-issue is available as Deluxe 2CD and, for the first time, as Heavyweight 2LP Vinyl (Gatefold, 180g, black). Both formats feature a beautifully restored artwork, and all tracks were remastered at Sterling Sound for superb sound quality, what makes the 2024 re-issue the ultimate “What Lies Beneath”-experience. The Deluxe 2CD includes the 14 original album tracks and combines them with all alternative versions, single edits, and remixes, many of which are released physically for the first time. It also includes “The Good Die Young” performed by The Scorpions & Tarja, originally included as a bonus track on 2010s.
Papercuts is the first singles collection from innovative musical force Linkin Park. The career-spanning 20-track album compiles 18 essential anthems, plus the never-before-released track “Friendly Fire” recorded during the 2017 sessions for their seventh album One More Light and fan-favorite rarity “QWERTY”.
Linkin Park were inspired to thoughtfully curate Papercuts by their fans’ passionate reception of the 20th Anniversary Editions of Hybrid Theory in 2020 and Meteora last year. That enthusiasm led to this comprehensive retrospective of the band’s journey so far in the span of one album.
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As Knocked Loose chipped away at what would become their third album, they felt the pressure from all sides. Internally, there was the need to challenge themselves as songwriters while retaining the merciless intensity and unflinching honesty that have always been their calling cards. Externally, there was a whole new set of eyes on the hard-touring Louisville quintet, following a banner year in which they’d brought their underground-seasoned sound to some of the world’s biggest stages, finding themselves the unlikely viral darlings of both Coachella and Bonnaroo.
The creative process was arduous, with the band writing close to 40 songs across a span of four years before locking in the 10 tracks that make up new LP You Won’t Go Before You’re Supposed To. But in the end, vocalist Bryan Garris, guitarists Isaac Hale and Nicko Calderon, bassist Kevin Otten and drummer Kevin “Pac Sun” Kaine honed a diverse, cohesive and savagely intense album that both sums up the massive strides they’ve taken during their decade as a band, and asserts their boundless potential going forward.
Raging lead single “Blinding Faith” skillfully wields whiplash tempo changes in service of a scathing indictment of religious groupthink. “Don’t Reach for Me” combines the band’s signature frenzied attack with deliberate catchiness and refreshing sonic variety. While “Suffocate,” featuring pop-meets-metal trailblazer Poppy, contrasts an oppressive heaviness befitting the title with a dance-y, syncopated groove and, midway through, the most concussive reggaeton rhythm you’ve ever heard.
The album title — a phrase that a fellow passenger said to Garris to soothe his severe air-travel anxiety during a particularly trying flight — strikes a note of reassurance. But glossing over negative emotions isn’t what Knocked Loose are about. The new songs find them plumbing new depths of loathing — directed both inward and outward — and tortuous anguish. Musically, they’re leaning into their most extreme impulses, from blastbeat-driven fury, chaotic turbulence and seismic breakdowns, while seasoning the mix with ear-catching auxiliary percussion, evocative samples and shout-along hooks, all interwoven to perfection by Grammy-nominated, pop-savy producer Drew “WZRD BLD” Fulk.
There’s no ceiling for hardcore in 2024 — even an outfit as uncompromising as Knocked Loose can turn up in mainstream-adjacent spaces and win over new fans. But there’s a center to what they do that will never change: uncompromising heaviness, both sonically and thematically. What is evolving is their drive to find new ways to convey that heaviness, and add tasteful variety that only highlights their undiminished ferocity. Everywhere Knocked Loose have been is here on this record — but so is everywhere they may yet go.