Universal Music Enterprises will release a deluxe, remastered version of Nirvana's final album, In Utero, on September 24.
The release is timed to commemorate the landmark album's 20th anniversary.
From Universal Music Enterprises:
To say that Nirvana's third and ultimately final studio album, In Utero was 1993's most polarizing record would be the understatement of a decade. The unadorned sonic rawness of Steve Albini's recording laid bare every primal nuance of the most confrontational yet vulnerable material Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl would ever record.
And with its 1991 predecessor Nevermind having sold 30 million copies, returning honest rock and roll to the top of the pop charts, In Utero was the first record Nirvana would make with any expectations from the public. So from the opening quasi-shamble melodics of "Serve The Servants" through the bittersweet closing strains of "All Apologies," In Utero was the sound of the most incredible yet conflicted rock band of the era at the peak of its powers coming to terms with a generational spokes-band mantle they'd never seen coming—and ultimately surmounting these struggles to make the record they needed to make.
UME will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the unwitting swansong of the single most influential artist of the 1990s with a multi-format release that spreads more than 70 remastered, remixed, rare, unreleased and live recordings over configurations ranging from a 3CD/1DVD Super Deluxe Edition to a standard digital/CD remaster of the original album.
Material exclusive to the various versions of the In Utero 20th Anniversary reissue will include never-before-heard demos, B-sides, compilation tracks and live material featuring the final touring lineup of Cobain, Novoselic, Grohl and Pat Smear, including the long-awaited release of the complete "Live and Loud" show from Seattle's Pier 48 on December 13, 1993. A standalone single-disc DVD of the complete "Live And Loud" show along with several never-before-released bonus performances also will be released September 24.
AFI have released the music video for their new single, "I Hope You Suffer," which comes off their highly anticipated comeback album, Burials, due out October 22. Check out the clip below and let us know what you think in the comments.
As expected, Metallica have announced there will be a soundtrack album for their upcoming 3D film release, Metallica Through The Never.
According to an official release on the band's Facebook page, the soundtrack album will be released digitally and as a 2CD set on September 24, with vinyl versions (including a deluxe 45-rpm set) expected later this fall.
The album, which will be released on the band's own label, Blackened Recordings, includes 15 tracks recorded live in Edmonton and Vancouver, Canada, in August 2012 while Metallica were filming the performance footage in the film. Video from these performances is featured in the movie, which stars Dane DeHann as a roadie who sets out to collect something for the band but ends up getting caught in a police riot.
The 2CD version of the album is available now for pre-order at Metallica.com. All pre-orders through the band's site will receive an exclusive Through the Never guitar pick.
After debuting in 3D at IMAX theaters in September, the movie will open in more — and more traditional — theaters October 4. Check out a trailer below.
Metallica Through the Never (Music From the Motion Picture) Track List
'The Ecstasy of Gold'
'For Whom the Bell Tolls'
'Ride the Lightning'
'The Memory Remains'
'Wherever I May Roam'
'… And Justice for All'
'Master of Puppets'
'Nothing Else Matters'
'Hit the Lights'
This week sees new shit from Five Finger Death Punch, Chimaira, Misery Signals, Legion, and more hitting stores. Check out the list of releases below and let us know which ones you're snagging a copy of and which record should be the Album of the Week. Pick your favorite and feel free to vote as many times as you want. Voting ends on Monday, August 5, at noon, when the results will be announced.
Today, RevolverMag.com presents an exclusive "in the studio" video by Newsted. This time around, Jason Newsted discusses "...As The Crow Flies," a track off their new album, Heavy Metal Music, which will be released August 6.
"'...As The Crow Flies' will be one of the first singles from the album," Newsted says. "It's one of the ones we play live, and I think it comes off quite well. As far as the new recordings go, it's one of my favorite moments, if not my favorite moment on the record — the dual-lead guitar thing in the last 30 seconds of the song."
The video also includes a taste of the song and shows the band hard at work at the Chophouse.
You can pre-order Heavy Metal Music at iTunes now and get "Above All."
Chimaira have debuted their brand new video for "All That's Left Is Blood" online. The track can be found on the band's latest release, Crown of Phantoms, available tomorrow on iTunes.
To pre-order, check out this link right here. A deluxe addition is also available and comes with a bonus DVD.
Chimaira is currently on tour with Threat Signal, The Browning, and Dark Sermon. Check out the full list of dates on the bands Facebook page.
In this week's Album of the Week poll, you, the fans, voted The Winery Dogs to the top spot, for their album The Winery Dogs. Check out the top five vote-getters below:
1. The Winery Dogs - The Winery Dogs
2. Alpha & Omega - No Rest, No Peace
3. Fight or Flight - A Life by Design?
4. Black Tusk - Tend No Wounds
5. Karnivool - Asymmetry
Stay tuned for this week's poll, which will be live tomorrow on RevolverMag.com. Until then, you can check out The Winery Dogs' "Elevate" off The Winery Dogs below:
Newsted–the new band led by ex-Metallica bassist Jason Newsted and featuring Staind's Mike Mushok–are streaming their debut full-length, Heavy Metal Music, which is due out August 6. To preorder, visit iTunes and the band's website.
Listen to the album below and tell us what you think in the comments below!
Cold Ground, the debut eight-song LP from Canada's Sparrows, is the follow-up to 2011's Goliath EP that found the band channeling their North-of-the-border contemporaries and friends Moneen, as well as like-minded acts such as Hot Water Music, Thrice, and others.
Of the new album, which was recorded at Getaway Studios by Jay Maas (Defeater, Polar Bear Club, Title Fight, etc.), guitarist and vocalist Dan Thomson says, "Cold Ground was a long time coming for us. We spent a good amount of time on the road over the last year and a half, and that really colored the way we approached writing this record. It was really important to try and capture the intensity of a live show in Cold Ground in each song. Of course, having Jay Maas in your corner is definitely going to help that."