Magna Carta To Release “An All-Star Tribute To Rush” Compilation In June

Magna Carta will be releasing a new Rush covers compilation, titled “An All-Star Tribute To Rush,” on June 24. The effort will feature members of Deep Purple, Dream Theater, Sepultura, Testament, and more.

“An All-Star Tribute To Rush” Track Listing:

Disc 1:

01. “Working Man” – Sebastian Bach & Jake E. Lee
02. “By-Tor And The Snow Dog” – James LaBrie & John Petrucci
03. “Analog Kid” – Sebastian Bach & John Petrucci
04. “The Trees” – Mike Baker & Brendt Allman
05. “La Villa Strangiato” – Steve Morse
06. “Mission” – Eric Martin
07. “Anthem” – Mark Slaughter & George Lynch
08. “Jacob’s Ladder” – Sebastian Bach & John Petrucci
09. “Closer To The Heart” – Fates Warning
10. “Natural Science” – Devin Townsend
11. “YYZ” – James Murphy
12. “Red Barchetta” – James LaBrie
13. “Freewill” – Gregoor van der Loo
14. “Tom Sawyer” – Alex Skolnick Trio

Disc 2:

01. “Distant Early Warning” – Randy Jackson
02. “Lakeside Park” – Sebastian Bach
03. “Limelight” – Kip Winger
04. “Subdivisions” – Randy Jackson
05. “Different Strings” – Robert Berry
06. “Tom Sawyer” – Sebastian Bach
07. “Bastille Day” – Jani Lane & Alex Skolnick
08. “A Farewell To Kings” – Randy Jackson
09. “Spirit Of The Radio” – Kip Winger
10. “2112 Overture” / “Temples Of Syrinx” – Jani Lane & Vinnie Moore
11. “New World Man” – Robert Berry
12. “Fly By Night” – Sal Marrano
13. “Force Ten” – Robert Berry

Cave In, Amenra, & Marissa Nadler To Release New Townes Van Zandt Tribute Album In April

Cave In, Amenra, and Marissa Nadler will be releasing a new Townes Van Zandt tribute album, titled “Songs Of Townes Van Zandt Vol. III,” on April 22. The cover art and track listing for that effort can be found below:

“Songs Of Townes Van Zandt Vol. III” Track Listing:

01. Marissa Nadler – “Quicksilver Daydreams Of Maria”
02. Amenra – “Black Crow Blues”
03. Cave In – “Nothin’”
04. Amenra – “Kathleen”
05. Cave In – “The Hole”
06. Amenra – “Flyin’ Shoes”
07. Marissa Nadler – “Sad Cinderella”
08. Cave In – “At My Window”
09. Marissa Nadler – “None But The Rain”

Cave In’s Stephen Brodsky commented:

“In the winter of 2010, I did a solo tour with Scott Kelly of Neurosis and Bob Wayne. It was the three of us and Ansgar Glade traveling in Bob‘s ‘green machine’ van around the UK and Ireland. At every show, Scott played the song ‘Caroline’ and each time I heard it, I found myself enraptured. This was my introduction to Townes Van Zandt. Pretty cool that ten years later, Ansgar has given me and Cave In this great opportunity to show our love for TVZ’s music.”

Amenra’s Lennart Bossu continued:

“Being Belgians, the very American folk and country of Townes Van Zandt is not exactly the music we grew up listening to, but upon discovering his songs in our early twenties, they immediately struck a chord with us. Even people who do not understand the lyrics can probably tell that they are listening to someone who has lived and suffered, and, oddly enough, at the same time find deep comfort in his soothing voice.

It is the kind of comfort that often defines great music or art in general, and it made the prospect of trying our own hand at a few of his songs no less daunting. Nonetheless, when we were asked to be part of this collection of Townes Van Zandt cover songs, we felt excited and compelled to be part of it, as, in a way, it offered us a chance to do something in return for the great songs he has given us, and also be a part of a series of albums that are almost exclusively comprised of artists we deeply respect.”

Marissa Nadler added:

“I’ve been a fan of Townes Van Zandt’s music for nearly as long as I’ve been writing songs. When I was starting out, a friend introduced me to Townes’s music, and I pretty much instantly fell in love with both the rawness of his songs as well as the intense sense of longing expressed within them. His lyrics are haunting and evocative and have inspired me endlessly. These melodies will linger with you, year after year, and hopefully keep you company along the way.”

Enslaved, Godflesh, Ulver, Ihsahn, Etc. Contribute To New Lustmord Tribute Album

Enslaved, Godflesh, Ulver, Ihsahn, The Ocean, Steve Von Till, and more have contributed to a new Lustmord tribute album called “The Others [Lustmord Deconstructed].” The effort will be available individually and as part of Lustmord’s “[ O T H E R ]“ 9xLP/5-CD box set on April 1. The box set is called “The Other” and it will also feature two remix albums, “[ THE DARK PLACES OF THE EARTH ]” and “[ B E Y O N D ].“

“The Others [Lustmord Deconstructed]” Track Listing:

01. Enslaved – “Eon”
02. Mono – “Er Eb Os”
03. Ihsahn – “Dark Awakening”
04. Jo Quail – “Prime”
05. Bohren & der Club of Gore – “Plateau”
06. Hackedpicciotto – “Trinity Past”
07. Ulver – “Godeater”
08. Jonas Renkse – “Er Eb Os”
09. Zola Jesus – “Prime”
10. Spotlights – “Of Eons”
11. The Ocean – “Primal [State Of Being]”
12. Crown – “Element”
13. Jaye Jayle – “Er Eb Es”
14. Godflesh – “Ashen”
15. Steve Von Till (aka Harvestman) – “Testament”
16. Årabrot – “The Last Days [See The Light]”

You can check out Godflesh’s take on “Ashen” below:

Slash, Zakk Wylde, Yngwie Malmsteen, Etc. To Guest On New Leslie West Tribute Album

Mascot Label Group will be releasing a new Leslie West tribute album, titled “Legacy: A Tribute To Leslie West,” on March 25. The guest-filled record will feature members of Guns N’ Roses, Black Label Society, Twisted Sister, The Doors, and more.

“Legacy: A Tribute To Leslie West” Track Listing:

01. “Blood Of The Sun” (feat. Zakk Wylde)
02. “Nantucket Sleighride” (To Owen Coffin) (feat. Joe Lynn Turner & Marty Friedman)
03. “Theme For An Imaginary Western” (feat. Dee Snider, Eddie Ojeda, Rudy Sarzo, & Mike Portnoy)
04. “For Yasgur’s Farm” (feat. Joe Lynn Turner & Martin Barre)
05. “Why Dontcha” (feat. Steve Morse & Ronnie Romero)
06. “Sittin’ On A Rainbow” (feat. Elliot Easton & Ronnie Romero)
07. “Never In My Life” (feat. Dee Snider & George Lynch)
08. “The Doctor” (feat. Robby Krieger & Ronnie Romero)
09. “Silver Paper” (feat. Charlie Starr)
10. “Money (Whatcha Gonna Do)/By The River” (medley) (feat. Bachman & Bachman)
11. “Long Red” (feat. Yngwie Malmsteen & Teddy Rondinelli)
12. “Mississippi Queen” (feat. Slash & Marc LaBelle)

West’s widow, Jenni, commented:

“Nobody in this world has ever made me feel loved as much as Leslie, and I feel so honored and grateful that I could give him this gift. He would often say, ‘If it doesn’t make my balls rumble, it’s not right.’ And I think there’s some balls-rumbling tones on this record. When you’re listening to it, you might even think it’s Leslie playing — and that’s a good thing. He really believed that adage of imitation being the sincerest form of flattery. Even when some of the players do their own twists on the music, they’re still doing it in a way that’s authentic and respectful, and Leslie would have appreciated that.”

The effort’s first single, a cover of Mountain’s “Blood Of The Sun” featuring Zakk Wylde, can be found below:

High On Fire, Eyehategod, Exhorder, Etc. To Be Featured On Upcoming Motörhead Tribute Album

The organizers of the Psycho Las Vegas festival have launched a new label called Psycho Waxx. The first release from the label will be a Motörhead tribute album called “Löve Me Förever: A Tribute To Motörhead.” The effort is expected to be released in July 2022 and it will feature: High On Fire, Blackwater Holylight (feat. Matt Pike), Midnight, Exhorder, Stöner, Psychlona, Creeping Death, The Bridge City Sinners, Lord Buffalo, Relaxer, Eyehategod, Cephalic Carnage, Death By Stereo, Howling Giant, Mothership, Foie Gras, and more. One of the confirmed tracks is an all-star cover of “Ace Of Spades” featuring Phil Anselmo (Pantera), Gary Holt (Exodus), Chuck Garric (Alice Cooper), Sacha Dunable (Intronaut), Nick Oliveri (Stöner, ex-Kyuss), Dwid Hellion (Integrity), Zach Wheeler (Howling Giant), and Tom Polzine (Howling Giant). Pre-orders are available HERE.

Failure, Zao, Shai Hulud, Etc. To Be Featured On Fugazi Tribute Album “Silence Is A Dangerous Sound“

Ripcord Records will be releasing a new Fugazi tribute album, titled “Silence Is A Dangerous Sound,“ on October 1. The effort will feature 43 songs and proceeds from it will benefit the Tribe Animal Sanctuary Scotland. Pre-orders can be found on Bandcamp.

“Silence Is A Dangerous Sound” Track Listing:

01. Authority Zero – “Bad Mouth”
02. The Darling Fire – “Reclamation”
03. Dowsing – “KYEO”
04. Belvedere – “Styrofoam”
05. The Last Gang – “Blueprint”
06. Shai Hulud – “Great Cop”
07. Crazy Arm – “Epic Problem”
08. Batteries – “Target”
09. Teenage Halloween – “Reprovisional”
10. La Dispute – “Strangelight”
11. Tsunami Bomb – “Walken’s Syndrome”
12. Taking Meds – “Burning”
13. USA Nails – “Caustic Acrostic”
14. Haggard Cat – “Life And Limb”
15. Direct Hit – “Burning Too”
16. Pet Symmetry – “Public Witness Program”
17. Place Position – “Place Position”
18. Chamberlain – “Runaway Return”
19. Viva Belgrado – “Repeater”
20. Frauds – “Cashout”
21. Seas, Starry – “Brendan #1”
22. Couch Slut – “Full Disclosure”
23. Failure – “Waiting Room”
24. Nathan Gray – “Bed For The Scraping”
25. GILT – “No Surprise”
26. Swain – “The Argument”
27. The Hostiles – “Turnover”
28. This Is Hell – “Sieve-Fisted Find”
29. Into It. Over It. – “Instrument”
30. LIFE – “And The Same”
31. Big Ups – “Do You Like Me”
32. Zao – “Guilford Fall”
33. Jonah Matranga – “Suggestion”
34. Heart Attack Man – “Bulldog Front”
35. Sounds Of Swami – “Merchandise”
36. S. T. Manville – “Long Division”
37. Bodega – “Provisional”
38. Braidedveins – “Oh”
39. STORM(O) – “Break”
40. Wojtek – “Fell, Destroyed”
41. West Thebarton – “Margin Walker”
42. Snapped Ankles – “Give Me The Cure”
43. Before Stories – “Dear Justice Letter“

Deep Purple, Dream Theater, Ex-Queensrÿche, Etc. Members Featured On Tribute To Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here”

Cleopatra Records will be releasing a tribute to Pink Floyd’s 1975 album “Wish You Were Here” on May 28. The effort is titled “Still Wish You Were Here” and it will feature Ian Paice (Deep Purple), James LaBrie (Dream Theater), Geoff Tate (ex-Queensrÿche), and more.

“Still Wish You Were Here” Track Listing:

01. “Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts 1-5)”

  • Geoff Tate
  • Steve Hackett
  • Billy Sheehan
  • Mel Collins
  • Geoff Downes
  • Ian Paice

02. “Welcome To The Machine”

  • Todd Rundgren
  • Rick Wakeman
  • Tony Levin

03. “Have A Cigar”

  • James LaBrie
  • Steve Stevens
  • Patrick Moraz
  • Rat Scabies
  • Jah Wobble

04. “Wish You Were Here”

  • Rik Emmett
  • Joe Satriani
  • Edgar Froese
  • David Ellefson
  • Carmine Appice

05. “Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts 6-9)”

  • Rod Argent
  • Steve Hillage
  • Ian Paice
  • Bootsy Collins

Cradle Of Filth, Paradise Lost, Kreator, Etc. To Be Featured On New Sisters Of Mercy Tribute Album

Metalville Records will be releasing a new Sisters Of Mercy tribute album titled “Black Waves Of Adrenochrome – The Sisters Of Mercy Tribute” on June 26. The effort will feature Cradle Of Filth, Paradise Lost, Kreator, and more.

“Black Waves Of Adrenochrome – The Sisters Of Mercy Tribute” Track Listing:

01. Frown – “Heartland”
02. Atrocity – “More”
03. In Extremo – “This Corrosion”
04. Paradise Lost – “Walk Away”
05. Cradle Of Filth – “No Time To Cry”
05. Deadlock – “Temple Of Love”
06. Nevergreen – “More”
07. Maryslim – “This Corrosion” (feat. Jyrki 69)
08. Daeonia – “Alice”
09. Kreator – “Lucretia My Reflection”
10. Cadaverous Condition – “Floorshow”
11. Dan Swanö – “Lucretia My Reflection”
12. Dreadful Shadows – “1959”
13. Crematory – “Temple Of Love”
14. CO Box – “Marian“

Chelsea Wolfe, Billy Gibbons, Etc. To Be Featured On Roky Erickson Tribute Album “May The Circle Remain Unbroken”

Light In The Attic Records will be releasing a new Rocky Erickson (The 13th Floor Elevators) tribute album, titled “May The Circle Remain Unbroken: A Tribute To Roky Erickson,” on July 17 as part of Record Store Day. The effort will feature Chelsea Wolfe, Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), Lucinda Williams, Gary Clark Jr., and more.

“May The Circle Remain Unbroken: A Tribute To Roky Erickson” Track Listing:

Side One:

01. Billy F Gibbons – “(I’ve Got) Levitation”
02. Mosshart Sexton – “Starry Eyes”
03. Jeff Tweedy – “For You (I’d Do Anything)”
04. Lynn Castle & Mark Lanegan – “Clear Night For Love”
05. The Black Angels – “Don’t Fall Down”
06. Neko Case – “Be And Bring Me Home”

Side Two:

01. Margo Price – “Red Temple Prayer (Two-Headed Dog)”
02. Gary Clark Jr. & Eve Monsees – “Roller Coaster”
03. Ty Segall – “Night of the Vampire”
04. Lucinda Williams – “You’re Gonna Miss Me”
05. Chelsea Wolfe – “If You Have Ghosts”
06. Brogan Bentley – “May the Circle Remain Unbroken”

Bonus RSD-only flexi disc:

01. Roky Erickson – “Love Hieroglyphics”

Clutch, Nashville Pussy, Etc. Members To Guest On Joecephus And The George Jonestown Massacre’s Nazareth Tribute Album “Heirs Of The Dog”

Joecephus And The George Jonestown Massacre will be releasing a Nazareth tribute album titled “Heirs Of The Dog: A Tribute To Nazareth” on May 21. The effort will feature members of Clutch, Nashville Pussy, Kentucky Headhunters, etc. and pre-orders can be found HERE. Proceeds from the effort will go towards The FSHD Society.

“Heirs Of The Dog: A Tribute To Nazareth” Track Listing:

01. “Hair Of The Dog” (feat. Nashville Pussy’s Blaine Cartwright)
02. “Miss Misery” (feat. Nashville Pussy’s Ruyter Suys and Kentucky Headhunters’ Greg Martin)
03. “Love Hurts” (feat. Supersuckers’ Eddie Spaghetti and Nashville Pussy’s Ruyter Suys)
04. “Changin’ Times” (feat. Dangerous Toys’ Jason McMaster and Nazareth’s Manny Charlton)
05. “Beggar’s Day”
06. “Whiskey Drinkin’ Woman” (feat. Butthole Surfers’ JD Pinkus and North Mississippi Allstars’ Luther Dickinson)
07. “Please Don’t Judas Me” (feat. Clutch’s Neil Fallon)
08. “Guilty” (feat. Harvey McLaughlin)

The first single, a cover of Nazareth’s “Beggar’s Day,” can be streamed below: