For those about to rock, we salute you. Here’s six brand new releases to soundtrack the week ahead.
Listen, enjoy and let us know what your pick of the week is below…
ANTHRAX – Monster At The End
The latest video by metal behemoths Anthrax takes the form of a video comic book, in which the New York icons perform a no-nonsense version of this song, taken from eleventh album For All Kings, which was released earlier this year. Does it feature a monster at the end? We wouldn’t want to spoil it for you now, would we?
NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS – Jesus Alone
The first song to be released by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds since the death of Cave’s son in November last year is – unsurprisingly – beautifully haunting and dark. “With my voice,” intones the Australian singer in his distinctive baritone, “I am calling you.” It’s enough to break the hardest of hearts.
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FALLEN TO FLUX – Razor’s Edge
Alternative metallers Fallen To Flux have an uncanny knack for seamlessly blending melody with aggression. They do so perfectly on this, the newest single from debut album Transitions, which starts of on an incredibly mellow, mournful note, before bursting into a torrent of emotive yearning and soaring guitars.
DISTURBED – Open Your Eyes
After the recent success of Disturbed’s (admittedly awesome) cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s The Sound Of Silence, you could be forgiven for thinking the Chicago metallers had done away with their metal edge. Not so – this track, taken from most recent album Immortalized, is full of the kind of bone-crunching riffs you’d expect from David Draiman and co.
ALTER BRIDGE – Show Me A Leader
Floridian hard rockers have gone all political on this new track, both in terms of its lyrics and its stark, animated video. A rush of riffs and Myles Kennedy’s trademark vocals, Show Me A Leader is a powerful statement of intent, expressing frustration at the current political climate in the USA and beyond.
THE XCERTS – Gone With The Wind
Last month, Architects’ Tom Searle sadly lost his battle with cancer. As a tribute to his late friend, The Xcerts’ Murray Macleod recorded this touching and emotional cover of his favourite Architects song. Available to download on a pay what you want basis, all money raised will be donated to the Martlet’s Hospice, where Searle was cared for.