Posts Tagged ‘Slipknot’

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Every week millions of albums are illegally downloaded from various points on the Internet.  This is a chart of the top ten metal downloads in the last seven days.

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The charts change quite a bit this week.  Check below for the week’s new number 1!

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A medium sized release week this go round.  Not overloaded like last week, but more than than those weeks when we starve.  No the hit list one would hope for, however. List below.

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A few changes this week, but it’s still amazing the same album is topping the chart.  See the chart below.

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From 2005 through March of 2013, Digby Pearson of Earache Records ran an “Ask Earache” blog in which fans could ask Dig anything Earache related.  Since Dig no longer keeps the blog active, I’ve decided to highlight some of the more interesting questions here.

This week’s question:  I’m reading with dismay what’s happening to Roadrunner UK / Worldwide. Can you please give us your take as to what is likely to happen to the bands on the label? I was under the impression that Roadrunner was massive. Will labels like Earache live on?

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A few new additions this week, just enough to keep it interesting.  Your thoughts?  list below.

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Slipknot have released the video for The Devin In I, which reveals the new masks.  As was revealed yesterday, the new bass player and drummer will wear the same masks, which I find very anti-climactic.  It shows either a lack of creativity, or that the new members will be treated the same as Jason Newstead when he joined Metallica.  Neither option is acceptable, and shows that no matter the contributions to the music will matter to the rest of the band.  Then again, when Slipknot chooses to tour with Mushroomhead it speaks volume about the space in which they now reside.

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Saturday the 19th of April is the annual record collector holiday, Record Store Day. The first RSD was held on April 19th, 2008, and was independent music retail’s answer to Free Comic Book Day, which is held at comic book stores across the nation. RSD’s intent is to get exclusive product for mom and pop, brick and mortar record stores and help struggling retailers from closing due to the influx of big box stores like Wal-Mart and Best Buy, which traditionally devalued music by using it as a loss leader. While a great strategy for immediate results, the long-term effect resulted in music being almost invisible at big box retailers. What else would you expect from Wal-Mart?

That original edition of RSD in 2008 included releases by Death Cab For Cutie, R.E.M., Vampire Weekend, Stephen Malkmus, – essentially the hipster music collective. With each successive RSD the releases have become more numerous and genres more diverse.

For this years edition the releases number in the hundreds and contain reissues no one wanted. A previously available Christian Death reissue 7” with new artwork in an edition of 2500 units. Really? Consumers want this, and in those kinds of quantities? Other highlights include not one, but two Everly Brothers reissues on vinyl, Otis Redding, vinyl, and lullabies of David Bowie songs on vinyl. Most of these are questionable releases at least.

This isn’t to say there aren’t some exciting titles included on the schedule. Machine Head, for example are releasing a 10” EP with a new track on the A side and two Ignite covers on the B side, while Opeth is reissuing 2008’s Watershed album on double green marble vinyl. My personal favorite is the TAANG! Records: The First Ten Singles box set. Each 7” is housed in full on recreations of the original jacket. Lot’s of time and effort has gone into putting this release together.

More after the break including a list of this years metal and punk titles:

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