Neon Christ (Alice In Chains, Etc.) Reveal Details For “1984” Record Store Day Release

Neon Christ, the band featuring William DuVall (Alice In Chains, etc.), Jimmy Demer (Gardens Of.., Accidents), Danny Lankford (Gardens Of.., Accidents) and Randy DuTeau (Gardens Of..), will be reissuing a deluxe remastered edition of their 1984 sessions on vinyl as part of Record Store Day (June 12). The effort will also be available digitally on Bandcamp. Non-Record Store formats are also being planned for a later date via Southern Lord.

“1984” Track Listing:

01. “Parental Suppression”
02. “The Draft Song”
03. “Winding”
04. “Bad Influence”
05. “Neon Christ”
06. “We Mean Business”
07. “Yoof”
08. “It’s Mine”
09. “Doom”
10. “After”
11. “The Knife That Cuts So Deep”
12. “Ashes To Ashes”
13. “Blind Patriot”
14. “The Death They’ll Give You”

Side one of “1984” features Neon Christ’s original seven-inch EP, while side two features four tracks from another session that same year. DuVall commented:

“The studio I went to in Nashville to remaster the audio is called Welcome To 1979, aptly named because it’s like entering a time warp in the best possible way.

It’s becoming increasingly rare and miraculous to find a facility anywhere in the world that can do all-analogue audio mastering for vinyl LPs. What’s additionally amazing (for all my fellow audio nerds out there) is that Welcome To 1979 also does lacquer plating right there on-site. I know of no other place in America that does recording, mixing, mastering, lacquer cutting, and lacquer plating all under one roof. As if that’s not enough, they also manufacture and refurbish tape machines. Pretty incredible.

Remastering the 1984 Neon Christ recordings has been very enlightening and fulfilling. I hadn’t listened to that music in a studio atmosphere since back when it was originally recorded. It was nice hanging out with those kids again. I was sixteen writing those songs.

Neon Christ is quintessential youth music from a tumultuous time, both in our own lives and in the world at large. It documents the birth of a new music and culture that would influence everything that came afterward. We loved being a part of that emerging scene. We’re even more proud now of the contributions we and so many of our friends made. The energy and emotions we captured remain timeless.

I had planned to do a proper Neon Christ reissue through my label, DVL Recordings, this year. It must have been the right time because, as soon as I’d made up my mind to do it, Greg from Southern Lord reached out about doing exactly the same thing. I suggested we join forces. I admire what the Southern Lord label has achieved. Suffice it to say, all of us in Neon Christ are extremely honoured that there’s any interest at all in what we did so many years ago.”

Sylosis Reissue “Conclusion Of An Age”, Stream B-Side Track “Plight Of The Soul”

Sylosis have reissued their debut album “Conclusion Of An Age.“ The effort has been remastered and it can be found in digital outlets and on limited edition vinyl. The re-release also includes a b-side track titled “Plight Of The Soul,“ which you can check out below. Josh Middleton commented:

“We had a great time recording ‘Conclusion‘. It was our first time in a real studio with an outside producer and we had a few months to work on the record. Scott Atkins was always great to work with. He has an amazing idea for tones but also helped sculpt some of the songs into what they are today. ‘Plight of the Soul‘ is a left over B-side track that has never seen the light of day before. Before we signed to Nuclear Blast we were on a small UK headline tour with Romeo Must Die supporting who we became friends with. Their singer Adam was previously in the UK thrash/metalcore band Stampin’ Ground (along with producer Scott Atkins) so we got him in the studio to do backing vocals on this track.”

Vinyl Reissue Of Glassjaw’s “Coloring Book” Will Be Available In 120 Unique Color Combinations

Glassjaw have announced that they will be reissuing “Coloring Book” on vinyl on February 15. The effort will be available in 120 unique color combinations. This news comes after the band previously revealed that the album will finally be released to streaming services on February 13.

The Black Queen To Release Fifth Anniversary Edition Of “Fever Daydream”

The Black Queen (The Dillinger Escape Plan, etc.) have announced that they will be releasing a fifth anniversary edition of their debut album “Fever Daydream.” A deluxe digital edition will be available via Bandcamp on February 5, before hitting other digital outlets on February 19. The effort will come with the “original ten songs as well as instrumental and vocal only versions of each track.” Bonus recordings and demos will also be included. Furthermore, pre-orders have also launched for new limited edition vinyl pressings.

Frontman Greg Puciato commented:

“In 20 years of making albums, there are a few that stand-out as being really special. They felt special when they were being made, and they still stand-out after the passing of time. If every album is a point on a timeline, these points are a little bigger than the rest. ‘Fever Daydream‘ is one of those points. We had no idea when we made it whether other people would connect to it in the way that we did, but it turns out that a decent amount of people did.

This was the gateway into a lot for me on the release-side too, the genesis of what would become Federal Prisoner, and the start of a real passion for releasing records, and for owning my output. Personally it was a really transitional time too, with a lot of growth happening, and I can hear all of that in this. We had a special bond as friends and musicians during the years that we spent making this, and a couple of my current closest relationships both personally and professionally were formed during this time.

So we, and I, are proud to re-issue this, in new packaging, with new variants, and some extra stuff on the digital side. Thanks everyone. We hope to see you at some shows before too long. Now back to the new record ;-).”

Smashing Pumpkins’ “Machina II” Reissue Might Feature 80 Songs

During a recent interview with Radio.com, Billy Corgan offered an update on Smashing Pumpkins’ reissue of “Machina II / The Friends & Enemies of Modern Music.” According to him, the full project may feature up to 80 songs.

Corgan said the following:

“It’s being mastered now. The album reconstituted comes in at about 50-plus tracks and with the extra tracks I think with the whole project will be somewhere about in the 80 track range.”

“It was written to be kind of like a musical, but because it was never finished, it was like shooting a movie that wasn’t fully edited right. Machina I was like one edit of the footage, and Machina II was some of the leftover footage – but there was even more stuff leftover. So, this was my attempt, 20 years later, to kind of finish the movie and in the process of trying to finish the movie, realizing the movie can never be finished because a lot of stuff wasn’t finished.”

“Some stuff I was able to finish and some stuff is unfinished that I present. It’s almost like a sketch but in the aggregate of listening to it you kind of get the sense of the movie I was after.”

Corgan also added that the record is reflective of the band’s story from that time:

“On the one hand you have a band that’s breaking up and the band knows it’s breaking up so there’s this kind of sorrow that hangs over everything, but on the other hand we’re highly productive,” said the singer. “It’s like notating a breakup or something. It’s a very odd record and one that I don’t know if I could ever make again if I tried but I’m glad it’s there because now it will be presented in its best possible light.”

[via Loudwire]

The Black Crowes Announce “Shake Your Money Maker” 30th Anniversary Reissue

The Black Crowes will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of “Shake Your Money Maker” by reissuing the album on February 26. The effort will be available in various formats and can be pre-ordered HERE.

The 4 LP and 3 CD super deluxe editions will include the following:

“Super Deluxe version includes the original album, remastered; 3 never-before-heard studio recordings; 2 unreleased demos from the band’s early incarnation as Mr. Crowe’s Garden; B-sides; a spectacular, high-energy 14-song unreleased concert recorded in their hometown of Atlanta, GA in December 1990; reproductions of an early Mr. Crowe’s Garden show flyer, setlist and tour laminate; a 4″ Crowes patch; and a 20-page book with liner notes by David Fricke. Limited edition 8”x10” glossy photo print in the box. Only 1000 photos made for the world.”

Here’s the track listing for the 4 LP set:

LP 1: “Shake Your Money Maker” (2020 Remaster):

Side One:

01. “Twice As Hard”
02. “Jealous Again”
03. “Sister Luck”
04. “Could I’ve Been So Blind”
05. “Seeing Things”

Side Two:

01. “Hard To Handle”
02. “Thick N’ Thin”
03. “She Talks To Angels”
04. “Struttin’ Blues”
05. “Stare It Cold”
06. “Mercy, Sweet Moan”

LP 2: “More Money Maker: Unreleased Songs and B-Sides”:

Side One:

01. “Charming Mess”
02. “30 Days In The Hole”
03. “Don’t Wake Me”
04. “Jealous Guy”
05. “Waitin’ Guilty”

Side Two:

01. “Hard To Handle” (With Horns Remix)
02. “Jealous Again” (Acoustic Version)
03. “She Talks To Angels” (Acoustic Version)
04. “She Talks To Angels” (Mr. Crowe’s Garden Demo)
05. “Front Porch Sermon” (Mr. Crowe’s Garden Demo)

LP 3 And 4 “The Homecoming Concert: Atlanta, GA December 1990”:

Side One:

01. “Introduction”
02. “Thick N’ Thin”
03. “You’re Wrong”
04. “Twice As Hard”
05. “Could I’ve Been So Blind”
06. “Seeing Things For The First Time”

Side Two:

01. “She Talks To Angels”
02. “Sister Luck”
03. “Hard To Handle”
04. “Shake ‘Em On Down/Get Back”

Side Three:

01. “Struttin’ Blues”
02. “Words You Throw Away”

Side Four:

01. “Stare It Cold”
02. “Jealous Again”

The reissue’s first single, “Charming Mess,” can be streamed below:

Skindred To Re-Release “Roots Rock Riot” In February

Skindred have announced that they will be re-releasing “Roots Rock Riot” on February 26. The vinyl edition will come with the album and an extra 7 inch featuring two bonus tracks, “It’s A Crime” and “Struggle.” The CD edition will also come with those tracks and an acoustic version of “Destroy The Dance Floor.“ Pre-orders can be found HERE.

Halestorm To Reissue “Live In Philly 2010” On Vinyl

Halestorm will be reissuing their live album “Live In Philly 2010” on clear and black mixed colored vinyl this December. The effort has been remastered by Ted Jensen and it will be limited to 5,000 copies. Pre-orders can be found HERE and they are expected to ship on December 11. Lzzy Hale commented:

“10 years ago was the beginning of a new lifetime. We had just released our first album on Atlantic Records. It was a time of discovering who we were, not just to ourselves…but who we were to the world. When I listen to this live album, I still remember the feeling of beautiful panic before hitting the stage at the TLA, a place where I had experienced the live shows of many of my idols as a young Pennsylvania girl. Most of these songs were relatively new and some we were performing live for the first time. I can hear the growling hunger of the four of us. We were ravenous and hell bent on proving ourselves on a new level. This show was a step forward toward a future unknown…the rest is history.”

Alcest To Release 10th Anniversary Edition Of “Écailles de Lune” In December

Alcest will be releasing a 10th anniversary edition of “Écailles de Lune” on December 18. The effort can be pre-ordered in various formats including a “Sand Edition” box set and an “Ocean Edition” box set.

The following was said about the box sets:

“The strictly limited ‘Sand Edition’ (100 copies) box set includes among many other collector’s items, a crystal clear hand-crafted vinyl that contains real sand from the beach that Neige used to frequent while writing these songs! Less flamboyantly luxurious but nonetheless beautiful comes the ‘Ocean Edition’ with a sea-blue-black vinyl.

Both editions include the hardcover CD book, which is also available separately and offers a preface by Neige, liner notes, artwork, and more. In addition to these editions, there will be more Gatefold vinyl in different colors.”

Stéphane “Neige” Paut also commented:

“For this album, I was especially inspired by the sea, the energy, and the exaltation that you can feel when you sit in front of the ocean at night. The sea appears terribly fascinating, full of secrets, beautiful and frightening at the same time.”