Anthrax State of Euphoria Albums Unleashed – Ep340

Anthrax State of Euphoria Albums Unleashed – Ep340

Shawn Franklin joins the guys this week to discuss his continuing involvement with Anthrax; this time for the 1988 classic State of Euphoria! This thrashterpiece was released on September 19, 1988 and helped cement Anthrax’s place in The Big 4. With killer tracks like Be All End All, Who Cares Wins, Misery Loves Company, and the single Antisocial, State of Euphoria reached No.30 on the Billboard charts and would be certified Gold a year later….

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SONY Resumes Vinyl Production After 28 Years (News)

SONY Resumes Vinyl Production After 28 Years (News)

For lovers of vinyl, Sony Music Entertainment’s announcement that it will begin pressing vinyl records after almost 30 years is sweet sounding. The Japanese company’s decision is due to a resurgence of popularity for vinyl in the last few years from older consumers as well from younger fans.  Although CDs and digital formats still account for the vast majority of music sales, it is expected that vinyl will post double-digit growth this year, as it…

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JUDAS PRIEST – Turbo 30th Anniversary Vinyl

JUDAS PRIEST – Turbo 30th Anniversary Vinyl

Vinyl Re-Release Review: Judas Priest – Turbo 30th Anniversary Edition 1987; this was a turning point for me. No looking back or turning my back on, just a turning point. My older brother had lent me his cassette of Def Leppard’s Hysteria during the winter to give a listen. I was hooked on the riffs and choruses, and the synth sounds added to hard rock. I was currently listening to Madonna, Luba, Steve Winwood and the…

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Axe Crazy-Angry Machines Vinyl EP (February 26, 2016)

Axe Crazy-Angry Machines Vinyl EP (February 26, 2016)

Limited to 200 vinyl copies, Pure Underground Records will re-release the Axe Crazy‘s debut EP, Angry Machines, from 2014. Like the name, borrowed by the self-titled single of Jaguar from 1982, already suggests, the quintet from Poland has committed themselves to the spirit of the glorious, early days of NWOBHM. On four songs, they enlarge the Metal underground with majestic twin guitar leads, rapid, but tight double-bass drumming and melodic, powerful high pitched vocals. References like…

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Rush – The Lady Gone Electric Vinyl (December 11, 2015)

Rush – The Lady Gone Electric Vinyl (December 11, 2015)

Recorded at the Electric Ladyland Studios in New York City, in December 1974 in preparation for their first US tour, this sublime Rush performance was given in front of an audience of 8-12 people in the small studio, and thus provides a fine example of this remarkable band’s early live sound. This was also the earliest recording made with Neil Peart on drums, Peart having replaced their former skins-man John Rutsy, a few months before…

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Tarja-Luna Park Ride (June 23, 2015-CD / June 9, 2015-DVD)

Tarja-Luna Park Ride (June 23, 2015-CD / June 9, 2015-DVD)

Tarja‘s Luna Park Ride will be released on CD and vinyl on June 23, 2015. The DVD & Blu-ray editions are being released earlier in the month on June 9, 2015. Luna Park Ride is the third live album to be released by the Finnish soprano singer Tarja Turunen since becoming a solo artist upon her departure from Nightwish. Turunen founded Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish with Tuomas Holopainen and Erno Vuorinen in 1996, being…

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