New Release Tuesday: 10/30/2012

Ah Tuesday… the day of new music. We have a good chunk of new music being produced today by some rock, punk, and death metal bands. Although I must say I favor hard rock over death metal. Personally, I favor anything over death metal. I appreciate true singer vocalists, not screaming, but singing. :)

  • Kamelot – Silverthorn
  • Killing Joke – MMXII
  • Maelstrom – It Was Predestined Re-Release
  • Neurosis – Honor Found In Decay
  • Parkway Drive – Atlas
  • Stallone – American Baby
  • Thrice – Anthology
  • West End Motel – Only Time Can Tell
  • Cradle Of Filth – The Manticore & Other Horrors
  • Eagle Claw – Timing Of The Void
  • Early Graves – Red Horse
  • Family – Portrait
  • Flyleaf – New Horizons
  • Hearts & Hands – Hearts & Hands
  • I Legion – Beyond Darkness

 

 

 

-Katana

Billy Corgan Opens Tea House: Madame ZuZu’s

 

Tea with Billy Corgan anyone?

 The Smashing Pumpkins frontman says he’s a tea kind of man. Nothing wrong with that, its’ actually pretty healthy depending on the tea and if you use milk from cow boobs. Today is the grand opening in Chicago’s Highland Park area of the new Madame ZuZu’s social hot spot. Corgan will be playing acoustic sets all day and offering free tea to guests. This seems to be another fine example of a great artist beginning a new venture. What I would do for some exotic tea :) 

Designed with an aim to please everyone from teenagers to seniors, the tea house will host an array of photo galleries, art, and of course music. He guarantees a changing menu of teas from all over the world in addition to vegan pastries. A press release about Madame ZuZu’s  implies that this tea house will be a creative blend of tea & art with the essence of the 30′s. According to the release, ZuZu’s is “designed to serve as a social hub for the community, blending tea drinkers with the arts.

Drawing from Corgan‘s love of music from the ’30s, Madame ZuZu’s is a Chinoise inspired teahouse found in Paris during this period.” The Smashing Pumpkins will also begin their fall tour in Seattle, WA on October 10th. The tour will be supporting the band’s June release of ‘Oceania’.

 

- Katana

New Music Tuesday: 11/06/2012

It’s that time again for some new rock music. Here are the latest releases for the realm of rock and metal music. Which one will you be listening to?

New Music Releases for 11/06/2012

ALL THAT REMAINS- A WAR YOU CANNOT WIN
AEROSMITH- MUSIC FROM ANOTHER DIMENSION
GRAVEYARD- LIGHTS OUT
GEOFF TATE- KINGS & THIEVES
HIM- TWO DECADES OF LOVE METAL
MEGADETH- COUNTDOWN TO EXTINCTION
DORO- RAISE YOUR FIST
DETHKLOK- DETHALBUM III
OTEP- SOUNDS LIKE ARMAGEDDON
TIAMAT- SCARRED PEOPLE

Soundgarden’s King Animal album is the newest collection of songs from the group in 16 years.

Soundgarden also has their entire album available for streaming now on Itunes. In a recent interview, drummer Matt Cameron explains to The Pulse of Radio how Soundgarden was initially viewed by their local areas. “In our scene up here in the Northwest in the ’80s and ’90s, we were sometimes considered to be the RUSH of Seattle, just because we could sort of play our instruments maybe better than most bands. [laughs] We never really tried to flaunt any musical chops, but we always had pretty diverse tastes. We had a lot of really cool influences amongst ourselves that we tried to infuse in the music.” states Cameron.

“King Animal” track listing:

01. Been Away Too Long
02. Non-State Actor
03. By Crooked Steps
04. A Thousand Days Before
05. Blood On The Valley Floor
06. Bones Of Birds
07. Taree
08. Attrition
09. Black Saturday
10. Halfway There
11. Worse Dreams
12. Eyelid’s Mouth
13. Rowing
 

-Katana