Refused Seeking Live Recordings, Photos, Etc. For 25th Anniversary Of “Songs To Fan The Flames Of Discontent”

Refused will be commemorating the 25th anniversary of “Songs To Fan The Flames Of Discontent” this year and the band are seeking live recordings, photos, flyers, etc. from that era to use as part of the celebration. They said the following about that:

“This beast of a record turns 25 this year. To celebrate and commemorate we are looking for anything related to the record. Live-recordings, photos, flyers, reviews, poster and so on. If you have anything and you want to help out please send whatever you have to songstofan25@gmail.com and we will be forever grateful.”

Foo Fighters To Take Part In Amazon Music’s “Holiday Plays” Concert Series, Celebrate 25th Anniversary With “Times Like Those” Short Film

Foo Fighters are among the artists that will be performing as part of Amazon Music‘s “Holiday Plays” series. New episodes of that series will air every Tuesday from December 1 to December 15. Foo Fighters will close out the show on December 15 and you can add their set to your watch list HERE. In other news, the band are also celebrating their 25th anniversary with a new short film titled “Times Like Those.” You can check that out below:

Rammstein Share New Trailer For “Herzeleid (XXV Anniversary Edition – Remastered)”

Rammstein have shared a new trailer for the remastered 25th anniversary edition of their debut album “Herzeleid.” That effort will be released on December 4 and the following description of it was previously shared:

”’Herzeleid (XXV Anniversary Edition – Remastered)’ will feature the album’s original track listing on a single CD, housed in a lavish, cross-shaped digipak with deluxe slipcase, and, for the first time ever, the remastered album with HD sound will be available digitally. In addition, there will be a 2LP version with a slipcase containing two 180-gram heavyweight black vinyl discs with blue splatter effect. The creator of the original artwork, Dirk Rudolph, is also responsible for the “Anniversary Edition” packaging. The booklets also contain the original band portraits shot by Praler. Both the CD and vinyl editions are strictly limited.”

Fear Factory To Release 25th Anniversary Vinyl Edition Of “Demanufacture”

Fear Factory will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of “Demanufacture” by releasing a deluxe three-LP edition of the effort. In addition to the album, the set will also include bonus live tracks that were recorded at the 1996 Ozzfest and a poster. Pre-orders can be found HERE.

Track Listing:

Side A:

01. “Demanufacture”
02. “Self Bias Resistor”
03. “Zero Signal”

Side B:

01. “Replica”
02. “New Breed”
03. “Dog Day Sunrise”

Side C:

01. “Body Hammer”
02. “Flashpoint”
03 “H-K (Hunter-Killer)”

Side D:

01. “Pisschrist”
02. “A Therapy For Pain”

Side E (Ozzfest 1996):

01. “Demanufacture”
02. “Zero Signal/Self Immolation”
03. “Self-Biased Resistor”

Side F (Ozzfest 1996):

01. “Deep Dub Traumamix”
02. “Replica”
03. “Martyr”

Boysetsfire To Release 25th Anniversary Edition Of “This Crying, This Screaming, My Voice Is Being Born”

Boysetsfire will be releasing a 25th anniversary edition of their debut EP “This Crying, This Screaming, My Voice Is Being Born” on October 30. The effort will be available digitally and on vinyl.

[via The PRP]

Billy Corgan Says Smashing Pumpkins’ “Melon Collie And The Infinite Sadness”/“Machina“ Sequel Will Be A 33-Song Rock Opera

Smashing Pumpkins recently revealed that they were planning to celebrate the 25th anniversary of “Melon Collie And The Infinite Sadness” by releasing a conceptual follow-up to that album and “Machina/The Machines Of God.“ Now, Billy Corgan has offered more information on the project, saying it will be a 33-song rock opera.

Corgan said the following:

“It’s a sequel to Melon Collie… and Machina. We’re currently working a 33-song open. Basically, if you want to call it anything else, it’s kind of a rock opera and it’s being written from the ground up as that.”

“We’re already working on that and we already have all 33 of the songs. We’re hard at work and I’ve been in the studio right now with Jimmy [Chamberlin] working out all the drum stuff.”

He continued:

“We feel like in many ways this completes the circle on everything we started and weren’t able to finish at that time, so we’re very excited about that.”

Corgan also added that the band are still planning a “full-on arena tour” as well. He said the following about his hopes for future shows:

“My dream, as I’ve said to the band internally, is that we’ll eventually be able to stage all three albums as a show. You can call it Broadway, you can call it full production, whatever you want, so my dream is that we’ll be able to do a Mellon Collie show full production, a Machina show full production and ultimately the album we’re working on now. It’ll be kind of like a living film.”

Prior to all this, Smashing Pumpkins will be releasing a new double album titled “Cyr” on November 27.

[via Loudwire]

Smashing Pumpkins Planning To Celebrate 25th Anniversary Of “Melon Collie And The Infinite Sadness” With Sequel Album And World Tour

Smashing Pumpkins will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of “Melon Collie And The Infinite Sadness” by releasing a conceptual follow-up to that album and “Machina.“ The group are also planning to head out on a worldwide arena tour in 2021. Furthermore, Billy Corgan and Jimmy Chamberlain will be taking part in a live Q&A with moderator Daniel P. Carter tomorrow (October 23) at 10:00am PDT / 1:00 PM EDT. You can register for that HERE and purchase “Melon Collie And The Infinite Sadness” 25th anniversary merch from HUF Worldwide.

Orange Goblin Announce 25th Anniversary Livestream Shows

Orange Goblin will be celebrating their 25th anniversary with some November livestream concerts. The performances will take place at The Dome in London, England on November 15-16 in front of a small audience.

The band commented:

“As you know we have been forced to postpone all the planned 25th Anniversary shows which we had scheduled for this year. However, we have decided to try something different so that we can mark the occasion and we are proud to announce – TWO LIVE SHOWS ARE HAPPENING!

We will perform two nights in London in November – you can watch these shows online OR attend in person (if you’re quick)

November 15th – ‘From Planet Ten….to the House of God’

A set that will concentrate solely on material from the bands early, Rise Above Records era

November 16th – ‘They Come Back….The Filthy & The Damned’

A set that will focus on songs from post-Rise Above years, right up to and including material from the latest album ‘The Wolf Bites Back’

How do you watch these shows?

Both shows will be streamed globally and for tickets go to: www.hotel-radio.com/landing/orange-goblin-xxv-anniversary

If you want to attend the shows in person there are VERY LIMITED physical tickets available via www.old-empire.co.uk

Frontman Ben Ward added:

“2020. The world has gone to shit and any plans we had to tour and celebrate our 25th Anniversary seemed to have gone with it. Until now!

Thanks to the fine folks at Hotel Radio and Old Empire we are very happy to announce these 2 very special live stream shows from The Dome in London on the 15th and 16th November!

Each night we will celebrate a different era of the band with songs drawn from each specific period to make sure both nights are truly unique. As well as being able to broadcast across the world, we are thrilled to be able to invite a select few people to be able to actually attend the shows thanks to the socially-distanced regulations at the venue.

There hasn’t been much for people to get excited about this year but we hope that this will give the Orange Goblin fans something to look forward to and we promise that there will also be other little treats both online and at the shows for those that get involved!”

Blind Guardian To Release 25th Anniversary Edition Of “Imaginations From The Other Side”

Blind Guardian will be releasing a 25th anniversary edition of “Imaginations From The Other Side” on December 11. Pre-orders can be found HERE and a new live video for “Born In A Mourning Hall” can be found below. Hansi Kürsch commented:

“What can I say? A brilliant album celebrates its 25th anniversary. It is great to celebrate this in such a bombastic manner. Luckily we filmed our 2016 show in Oberhausen when we performed the entire album live. This is the perfect moment for us to present this master piece in so many different facets. An ideal resurrection of precious memories long gone by, but not, yet, forgotten. This album is made for eternity, … I hope. Enjoy.”

Here’s the available formats:

– CD
– Earbook (40p Earbook LiveCD, RemixedCD, original instrumental/demos CD, Blu-ray – limited to 2000)
– CD-Boxset (Box incl. 40p Earbook (LiveCD, RemixedCD, original instrumental/demos CD, Blu-ray) + puzzle – limited to 1000)
– 2LP BLACK VINYL
– 2PIC-LP PICTURE VINYL (limited to 1000)
– 2LP BURGUNDY VINYL (limited to 500)
– 2LP PEARL WHITE VINYL (limited to 500)
– 2LP BRONZE VINYL BAND EXCL. (limited to 300)

The following track listings were also shared:

CD: Live in Oberhausen Track Listing:

01. Imaginations from the Other Side 8:26
02. I’m Alive 5:40
03. A Past and Future Secret 4:13
04. The Script for My Requiem 6:32
05. Mordred’s Song 5:20
06. Born in a Mourning Hall 5:37
07. Bright Eyes 5:41
08. Another Holy War 5:02
09. And The Story Ends 7:18

2LP Track Listing:

Side A:

01. Imaginations from the Other Side 8:26
02. I’m Alive 5:40
03. A Past and Future Secret 4:13

Side B:

01. The Script for My Requiem 6:32
02. Mordred’s Song 5:20
03. Born in a Mourning Hall 5:37

Side C:

01. Bright Eyes 5:41
02. Another Holy War 5:02
03. And the Story Ends 7:18

Side D:

01. Imaginations from the Other Side (Demo)
02. I’m Alive (Demo)
03. A Past and Future Secret (Demo)
04. The Script for My Requiem (Demo)

Earbook Track Listing:

Disc 1 / CD: Live in Oberhausen:

01. Imaginations from the Other Side 8:26
02. I’m Alive 5:40
03. A Past and Future Secret 4:13
04. The Script for My Requiem 6:32
05. Mordred’s Song 5:20
06. Born in a Mourning Hall 5:37
07. Bright Eyes 5:41
08. Another Holy War 5:02
09. And The Story Ends 7:18

Disc 2 / CD: Album 2012 Remix and Remaster:

01. Imaginations from the Other Side 7:11
02. I’m Alive 5:32
03. A Past and Future Secret 3:44
04. The Script for My Requiem 6:55
05. Mordred’s Song 5:28
06. Born in a Mourning Hall 5:15
07. Bright Eyes 5:15
08. Another Holy War 4:36
09. And the Story Ends 5:58
10. The Wizard 3:20
11. System’s Failing 4:25

Disc 3 / CD: Album Instrumental & Bonus:

01. Imaginations from the Other Side 7:20
02. I’m Alive 5:33
03. A Past and Future Secret 3:49
04. The Script for My Requiem 6:10
05. Mordred’s Song 5:30
06. Born in a Mourning Hall 5:16
07. Bright Eyes 5:18
08. Another Holy War 4:34
09. And the Story Ends 6:01
10. Imaginations from the Other Side (Demo)
11. I’m Alive (Demo)
12. A Past and Future Secret (Demo)
13. The Script for My Requiem (Demo)
14. A Past and Future Secret (Orchestral Version) – Single version

Disc 4 / Blu-ray: Live in Oberhausen:

01. Imaginations from the Other Side 8:26
02. I’m Alive 5:40
03. A Past and Future Secret 4:13
04. The Script for My Requiem 6:32
05. Mordred’s Song 5:20
06. Born in a Mourning Hall 5:37
07. Bright Eyes 5:41
08. Another Holy War 5:02
09. And the Story Ends 7:18

Rammstein To Release 25th Anniversary Edition Of “Herzeleid”

Rammstein will be releasing a remastered 25th anniversary edition of their debut album “Herzeleid” on December 4. Pre-orders can be found HERE and a description of the effort can be found below:

”’Herzeleid (XXV Anniversary Edition – Remastered)’ will feature the album’s original track listing on a single CD, housed in a lavish, cross-shaped digipak with deluxe slipcase, and, for the first time ever, the remastered album with HD sound will be available digitally. In addition, there will be a 2LP version with a slipcase containing two 180-gram heavyweight black vinyl discs with blue splatter effect. The creator of the original artwork, Dirk Rudolph, is also responsible for the “Anniversary Edition” packaging. The booklets also contain the original band portraits shot by Praler. Both the CD and vinyl editions are strictly limited.”

[via Blabbermouth]