Agnostic Front To Release “The Eliminator” Action Figure In New Bundle

Agonstic Front will be releasing a limited edition “The Eliminator” bundle on March 13. The set will come with a Super7 action figure version of “The Eliminator” from the “Cause For Alarm” cover art, as well as a grey with red splatter 7″ featuring re-recorded versions of “The Eliminator” and “Toxic Shock.” Pre-orders are available HERE. Roger Miret commented:

“So excited to see The Eliminator as an action figure!!! Even more excited about sharing the news of our secret recording of ‘The Eliminator‘ and ‘Toxic Shock‘! We killed these bangers in the studio!!! So good!”

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THE ELIMINATOR BUNDLE! Out March 13th via Nuclear Blast, Pre-order now at http://nuclearblast.com/theeliminator Limited to 1500 bundles worldwide, it includes the full color, @super7 ReAction figure of Agnostic Front's The Eliminator which first appeared on the band’s 1986 album cover, "Cause For Alarm", illustrated by Sean Taggart and a grey with red splatter vinyl 7 inch featuring re-recorded 2020 versions of “The Eliminator” & “Toxic Shock.” The audio will be available in this physical format only! Roger Miret comments, “So excited to see The Eliminator as an action figure!!! Even more excited about sharing the news of our secret recording of "The Eliminator" & "Toxic Shock!". We killed these bangers in the studio!!! So good!” #agnosticfront #nyhc #theeliminator #hardcore #super7 #reactionfigures #nuclearblast #seantaggart #punkrock #devil #figure #toy

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Avenged Sevenfold’s “Live In The LBC & Diamonds In The Rough” To Be Released Digitally For First Time

Avenged Sevenfold have announced that they will be re-releasing “Live In The LBC & Diamonds In The Rough.” “Diamonds In The Rough” will be available digitally on February 7 and it will feature several bonus tracks including the recently released “Set Me Free.” A vinyl version of that effort is also available for pre-order HERE. “Live In The LBC” will be available digitally on March 6.

“Diamonds In The Rough” Track Listing:

01. “Demons”
02. “Girl I Know”
03. “Crossroads”
04. “Flash Of The Blade” (Iron Maiden Cover)
05. “Until The End”
06. “Tension”
07. “Walk” (Pantera Cover)
08. “The Fight”
09. “Dancing Dead”
10. “Almost Easy” (CLA Mix)
11. “Afterlife” (Alternate Version)

Bonus Tracks:

12. “St. James”
13. “Set Me Free”
14. “4 AM”
15. “Lost It All”
16. “Paranoid” (Black Sabbath cover)

“Live In The LBC” Track Listing:

01. “Critical Acclaim” (Live)
02. “Second Heartbeat” (Live)
03. “Afterlife” (Live)
04. “Beast And The Harlot” (Live)
05. “Scream” (Live)
06. “Seize The Day” (Live)
07. “Walk” (Live)
08. “Bat Country” (Live)
09. “Almost Easy” (Live)
10. “Gunslinger” (Live)
11. “Unholy Confessions” (Live)
12. “A Little Piece Of Heaven” (Live)

Frontman M. Shadows commented:

“It’s very typical of musicians to write 20 to 30 songs for a particular album. Most of the time, they take the best of the bunch and call it a day, discarding the rest. We have never written like that. We don’t usually finish songs unless they are fulfilling a purpose. The one exception to this was during the self-titled era. We were experimenting with our sound, producing ourselves and we had no one to reel us in.

Eventually, the unreleased songs from these sessions were released under the name Diamonds in the Rough. We’ve heard the demand from many fans that want to stream the album and we wanted to make it special. So, we have remastered the album and added some hard to find tracks. We even found an unreleased track from the Hail to the King sessions that we think you will enjoy.”

Alexisonfire To Release “Season Of The Flood” On Vinyl In March

Alexisonfire will be releasing a 10″ vinyl version of their latest single “Season Of The Flood” on March 27. You can pre-order that HERE. George Pettit has since commented on the track as well:

“I’m very proud of this new song. There were some first time attempts for us and we all really came together in the studio to make this song what it is. This was also my first time singing with Dallas on a song. I know I’ve been playing in a band with Dal for almost 20 years, but damn, that guy’s voice could melt an angel.”

Failure To Perform “Comfort,” “Magnified,” & “Fantastic Planet” In Full At July Shows, Announce New Vinyl Box Set

Failure will be performing “Comfort,“ “Magnified,” and “Fantastic Planet“ in full during three-night residencies in Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York. With this news, the band have also announced that they will be releasing a new vinyl set featuring those records. The release, which is titled “Failure: 1992-1996,” will be available on April 7.

The band issued the following statement:

“We will be playing our first three albums: Comfort, Magnified and Fantastic Planet, in their entirety in a trio of July residencies: July 9 to 11 at Chicago’s Thalia Hall, July 16 to 18 at The Echoplex in Los Angeles and July 23 to 25 at New York City’s Bowery Ballroom.

We have also announced an April 7 release of FAILURE 1992-1996, a four-piece vinyl box set featuring the three ‘90s-era albums. With the original masters finally being unearthed, Comfort, Magnified and Fantastic Planet have been meticulously restored, remixed, and remastered by Ken to a new level of sonic fidelity that eclipses all previous iterations of the band’s early work.

‘Almost everything people have heard from these albums has been sourced from 16bit digital files made in the ‘90s, which was state of the art at the time,’ explains Ken. ‘But when we found out we were getting our hands on the original analog master tapes, and with all the confusion and lack of quality control on several of the previous iterations, we set out to create the definitive versions of Comfort, Magnified and Fantastic Planet. Everything has been sourced directly from first generation multitrack and stereo master tapes. This is us finally getting to present our early work the way we’ve always wanted to.’

In addition to all the originally released songs from the three albums, we have discovered several unreleased songs which have also been restored and will be included in the box set. ‘Listening to the b-sides and outtakes from that first year of being a band takes me right back to playing the tiny stage at Jabberjaw in Los Angeles,’ added Greg. ‘It’s always surprising to me how much of the expansiveness and atmosphere of the later records exist in embryonic form on those earliest stripped-down recordings.’

‘These new versions have all the magic from the originals, but now, instead of looking through a hazy pane of glass, the window has been completely opened and you can hear all the elements in their full glory,’ said Kellii.

FAILURE: 1992 to 1996 is available exclusively via Failure.hellomerch.com with pre-orders available now. Bundled packages, featuring the box set and various VIP or ticketing packages, are available via Failure.soundrink.com.

FAILURE: 1992 – 1996 tracklist:

Comfort

Submission
Macaque
Something
Screen Man
Swallow
Muffled Snaps
Kindred
Pro-Catastrophe
Princess
Salt Wound

Magnified

Let It Drip
Moth
Frogs
Bernie
Magnified
Wonderful Life
Undone
Wet Gravity
Empty Friend
Small Crimes

Fantastic Planet

Saturday Saviour
Sergeant Politeness
Segue 1
Smoking Umbrellas
Pillowhead
Blank
Segue 2
Dirty Blue Balloons
Solaris
Pitiful
Leo
Segue 3
The Nurse Who Loved Me
Another Space Song
Stuck On You
Heliotropic
Daylight

Outtakes (not listed in sequence):

Petting the Carpet
You’re Too Much *
Gone
Lunch *
Pennies *
Rat Sack *
Wake Up
Count My Eyes *
Comfort *
Solaris 2014

* – Previously unreleased

Tour dates:

July 9 Chicago, IL Comfort at Thalia Hall
July 10 Chicago, IL Magnified at Thalia Hall
July 11 Chicago, IL Fantastic Planet at Thalia Hall
July 16 Los Angeles, CA Comfort at The Echoplex
July 17 Los Angeles, CA Magnified at The Echoplex
July 18 Los Angeles, CA Fantastic Planet at The Echoplex
July 23 New York, NY Comfort at Bowery Ballroom
July 24 New York, NY Magnified at Bowery Ballroom
July 25 New York, NY Fantastic Planet at Bowery Ballroom

Tickets for Chicago are on-sale this Friday, Dec. 20 at 11 am central. Tickets for Los Angeles are on-sale tomorrow, Tuesday, Dec. 17, at 12 noon pacific. Tickets for NY are on-sale Dec. 20 at 12 noon eastern.”

Poison The Well To Release 20th Anniversary Vinyl Pressing Of “The Opposite Of December”

Poison The Well will be releasing a limited edition 20th anniversary vinyl pressing of “The Opposite of December… A Season of Separation“ next month. The effort, which will be available on blue marble vinyl and transparent blue vinyl, can be pre-ordered HERE and it is expected to ship on January 27.

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December 14th “The Opposite of December… A Season of Separation” turned twenty years old. To commemorate and honor our record we’ve put together a special 20th anniversary vinyl limited reissue. This beautiful double gate fold twelve inch comes in a blue swirl vinyl which will be limited to 500 copies which will be first come first serve. All orders after will come in transparent blue. Accompanying the vinyl is a commemorative special booklet that contains rare photos, lyrics and fliers from the 1999 – 2001 era of PTW. In addition we’re offering a special 20th anniversary themed shirt, long sleeve and hoodies. This is online only and will be up for a limited amount of time. Please note that vinyl and merch will ship once the vinyl is finished being manufactured. Estimated shipping date is 1/27/2020. The pre order link to purchase is in our bio!

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Whitesnake To Release “Always & Forever” 12″ Picture Disc Single On Valentine’s Day

Whitesnake have announced that they will be releasing a limited edition 12 inch picture disc single on Valentine’s Day (February 14). The effort will feature “Always & Forever” on the a-side and “After All” on the b-side. It will be limited to 1,000 copies and can be pre-ordered HERE.

Sebastian Bach Says He Had “Nothing To Do” With “Forever Wild” Vinyl Release

A new vinyl version of Sebastian Bach’s “Forever Wild” was released today (November 29) as part of Record Store Day’s Black Friday. However, the singer has now revealed that he had “nothing to do” with it.

Bach said the following:

“2019 will be remembered by me as the year I put records out without knowing anything about it. For the second time this year, I have discovered that I am releasing a new record….. by reading about it on the internet. Without my knowledge, input, permission, or approval, today’s mystery release on record store day is Sebastian Bach Forever Wild Double Live Vinyl Album. I have never heard this vinyl release or seen it before. But I will tell you this: the source audio for this record is a VHS tape! Did not know that was possible to make a record out of a VHS tape. One has to chuckle at a sticker that says “180g Virgin Vinyl” whatever that is. That’s great that it’s 180 Gram *Virgin Vinyl” but there’s a saying in the music business: “Shit in, shit out”. I can guarantee you that the source audio for this record was not virgin VHS tape.

I made the Forever Wild DVD many many years ago out of one single VHS tape recorded live at the Whiskey in 1999 I think. never was that DVD intended to be a live double record. There are zero overdubs on this release because it’s impossible to overdub on a VHS tape! So please realize if you purchase this release, it has nothing to do with me. Please realize that whoever the genius was that took it upon themselves to put this out never even had the respect to contact Sebastian Bach about a Sebastian Bach release. If it sounds great to you, well that’s wonderful but I can tell you if it was up to me, I would make it sound like a proper album since it is going into stores under my name. Just like the other release earlier this year, I do not enjoy that level of respect.

So Happy Record Store Day and enjoy a vinyl record made out of a VHS tape. Fingers crossed hope it sounds good. I can guarantee you the next record that I put out, that I have something to do with, will sound good on your stereo.”