Katatonia To Release “Mnemosynean” B-Sides & Rarities Compilation In October

Katatonia have announced that they will be releasing a new b-sides and rarities compilation titled “Mnemosynean“ on October 1. That effort can be pre-ordered HERE.

“Mnemosynean” Track Listing:

Disc 1:

01. “Vakaren”
02. “Sistere”
03. “Wide Awake In Quietus”
04. “Night Comes Down”
05. “Second”
06. “The Act Of Darkening”
07. “Ashen”
08. “Sold Heart”
09. “Displaced”
10. “Dissolving Bonds”
11. “Unfurl”
12. “Code Against The Code”

Disc 2:

01. “Wait Outside”
02. “Sulfur”
03. “March 4”
04. “O How I Enjoy The Light”
05. “Help Me Disappear”
06. “Fractured”
07. “No Devotion”
08. “Quiet World”
09. “Scarlet Heavens”
10. “In The White (Urban Dub)”
11. “My Twin (Opium Dub Version)”
12. “Soil`s Song (Krister Linder 2012 remix)”
13. “Day And Then The Shade (Frank Default remix)”
14. “Idle Blood (Linje 14)”
15. “Hypnone (Frank Default Hypnocadence mix)“

The band commented:

“This new release marks 30 years since the formation of the band; Mnemosynean contains an extensive collection of all of Katatonia’s rarities and B-sides, including tracks from our numerous EPs, unused album songs, limited special edition bonuses, cover songs, as well as a series of collaborative remixes.

The intriguing title of ‘Mnemosynean’ itself represents memories & was selected because tomb inscriptions dating back to 400 BCE say that the dead could keep their memories by avoiding drinking from the Lethe, and drink instead from the stream flowing from the lake of Mnemosyne (the goddess of memory).

The Mnemosynean packaging includes a new band biography courtesy of music journalist Eleanor Goodman, as well as full lyrics plus backgrounds to the track origins described by founding members Anders Nyström and Jonas Renkse, along with other close Katatonia collaborators. The artwork for this release has been created by long-running Katatonia visual artist Travis Smith.”

Misery Index To Release B-Side & Rarities Compilation “Coffin Up The Nails” In July, Stream Cover Of Bolt Thrower’s “When The Glory Beckons”

Misery Index have announced that they will be releasing a new b-side and rarities compilation, titled “Coffin Up The Nails,” on July 9. The effort’s first single, a cover of Bolt Thrower’s “When The Glory Beckons”, can be found below:

“Coffin Up The Nails” Track Listing:

01. “When Glory Beckons” (Bolt Thrower cover)
02. “Zombie Prescription”
03. “Man of Your Dreams” (feat. Rob Barrett)
04. “I Disavow” (7” version 2020 remix)
05. “Wasting Away” (7” version 2020 remix)
06. “Primitive Future” (2020 remix)
07. “Siberian” (2018 remix)
08. “Thieves Of The New World Order”
09. “Ghosts Of Catalonia” (demo version)
10. “Thrown Into The Sun” (demo version)
11. “Traitors” (demo version)
12. “Conquistadores” alternate mix)

The band commented:

“Much like our last compilation ‘Pulling Out The Nails‘, this release is comprised of a diverse collection of ‘odds and ends’ tracks from EPs, splits and bonus tracks, which were not always accessible to (or even heard by) many. Again, we have a decade behind us, with many adventures, mishaps and insalubrious achievements along the way.

So we have dragged forth an assortment of detritus from the waste bins of past recording sessions. As always, thanks to you all for the support and we look forward to seeing you all somewhere along the road during the next ten years (assuming the world does not implode).”

The Mars Volta To Digitally Release “De-Loused In The Comatorium” Rarities Collection “Landscape Tantrums”

The Mars Volta will be digitally releasing “Landscape Tantrums“ on April 23. That effort will feature unfinished original recordings from the “De-Loused In The Comatorium” sessions and its first single, “Inertiatic ESP,” will be available on March 26. “Landscape Tantrums“ will also be included in the band’s 18-LP box set “La Realidad De Los Sueños,” which is already sold out.

Terror Release New Rarities EP “Sink To The Hell”

Terror have released a new rarities EP titled “Sink To The Hell.” Fans can purchase the 7 inch HERE.

A press release offered more info on the tracks featured on the EP:

“‘Sink To The Hell‘ and ‘The New Beginning‘ were resurrected from the ‘Live By The Code‘ sessions, ‘Don’t Need Your Time‘ is from the ‘Keepers Of The Faith‘ demo sessions – with new vocals recorded in 2020 to complete the track and featuring Jesse Barnett of Stick To Your Guns – and ‘You Lost All Respect‘ is also from the ‘Keepers Of The Faith‘ demo sessions with updated drums, additional guitars, and vocals.”

Frontman Scott Vogel added:

“I guess all this time off left Terror some time to dig into our past and find some gems that never really saw the light of day. WAR Records originally released each of these four tracks individually as very limited lathe cut seven-inches, we decided to put them all on one vinyl EP so everyone that wanted one would have that chance to get these songs.”

Black Tusk To Release B-Sides & Rarities Compilation “Years In Black”, Premiere “Seeing Visions” Video

Black Tusk will be releasing a new b-sides and rarities compilation, titled “Years In Black,” on November 6 via Bandcamp. You can find a video for the effort’s first single, “Seeing Visions,” below. That track was previously released as a flexi disc with a 2016 issue of New Noise Magazine.

Mastodon Premiere New Song “Fallen Torches”

Mastodon have premiered a new song titled “Fallen Torches.” This track features Neurosis‘ Scott Kelly and it will appear on the band’s new rarities compilation, “Medium Rarities,” which is set to be released on September 11.

“Medium Rarities” Track Listing:

01. “Fallen Torches” (feat. Neurosis‘ Scott Kelly)
02. “A Commotion” (Feist cover)
03. “Asleep In The Deep” (instrumental)
04. “Capillarian Crest” (live)
05. “A Spoonful Weighs A Ton” (The Flaming Lips cover)
06. “Toe To Toes” (instrumental)
07. “Circle Of Cysquatch” (live)
08. “Atlanta” (feat. Butthole Surfers‘ Gibby Haynes)
09. “Jaguar God” (instrumental)
10. “Cut You Up With A Linoleum Knife”
11. “Blood & Thunder”
12. “White Walker”
13. “Halloween” (instrumental)
14. “Crystal Skull” (live)
15. “Orion” (Metallica cover)
16. “Iron Tusk” (live)

Mastodon To Release New Single “Fallen Torches” On Friday

Mastodon will be releasing a new single titled “Fallen Torches” on Friday (July 31). The song will appear on what is believed to be a new rarities compilation titled “Medium Rarities.” That effort will be released on September 11. You can preview “Fallen Torches” by signing up HERE.

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Zao Reveal Details For New Rarities Collection “Preface: Early Recordings 1995-1996”

Zao have revealed the details for their new rarities collection “Preface: Early Recordings 1995-1996.” The effort will be released on October 9 and it can be pre-ordered on Bandcamp.

The band commented:

“14 recordings documenting the earliest days of the band. Opening with a set of previously unreleased demos fronted by founding vocalist Eric Reeder along with 2 tracks that appeared on The Tie That Binds 7”/Split CD.

The second set features 7 tracks fronted by vocalist Shawn Jonas. Including a previously unreleased alternate recording of All Else Failed standout Exchange and the Treadwater 7” version of song Repressed.

The CD format contains two bonus tracks from early Zao side project Monroe. Initially meant for a 7” back in 1996 that never came to fruition and are being shared for the first time ever as a part of this collection.

The source audio has been masterfully restored and given new life by Adam Boose at Cauliflower Audio. Album Lacquer Masters cut by Bob Weston at Chicago Mastering Service and vinyl pressed in Cleveland, Ohio at Gotta Groove Records.”

“Preface: Early Recordings 1995-1996” Track Listing:

01. “Conflict”
02. “Rest”
03. “Sickness”
04. “Increased”
05. “Deep”
06. “Flight”
07. “Security”
08. “Exchange”
09. “Sorrow”
10. “Need”
11. “Captive”
12. “Deep”
13. “Nobin”
14. “Repressed”

The effort’s first single, “Repressed,” can be streamed below. In other news, Zao will also be releasing a 25th anniversary vinyl pressing of “All Else Failed“ on October 9 as well. New vinyl pressings of “The Splinter Shards The Birth of Separation” and “Where Blood And Fire Bring Rest” are also being planned.

Zao Announce Rarities Collection & Vinyl Reissues

Zao have revealed that they are lining up some releases for this summer/fall. This includes some vinyl reissues and a rarities collection.

The band said the following about the releases:

“Coming Soon:

These will be released in pairs late summer and/or fall

Pair #1

Preface: Early Recordings 1995-1996

Newly unearthed/remastered archival recordings of the early years of the band.Included are the early “split release” tracks released by Steadfast in addition to 6 unreleased Shawn Jonas era recordings and 5 unreleased Eric Reeder (original Zao vocalist) recordings. Also available on Digital, cassette and CD (with 2 bonus tracks)

All Else Failed “25th Anniversary edition”

New 2LP 45rpm cut done at Chicago Mastering. Packaged in gatefold with printed booklet. 2 new variants (one is a limited 180gram version). There will also be a new Cassette and CD issue to go with this

Pair #2

The Splinter Shards The Birth Of Separation (Vinyl reissue)

New Vinyl Master, Updated artwork and liner notes by original cover artist Dave Rankin. Overseen and endorsed by the band

Where Blood And Fire Bring Rest (vinyl reissue)

New Vinyl Master, updated artwork and liner notes by artist cover artist Dave Rankin. Overseen and endorsed by the band”

Suicide Silence To Release New Rarities Album “Rare Ass Shit!”

Suicide Silence will be digitally releasing a new rarities album titled “Rare Ass Shit!“ on June 14. The effort is expected to include the songs from the band’s 2005 self-titled EP, the pre-production tracks from their 2007 album “The Cleansing,“ and more to be announced.

[via The PRP]