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The cover artwork to Megadeth’s new album TH1RT3EN, which comes out on November 1, has been revealed. The only real thing that stands out about the cover is that it once again features the band’s mascot Vic Rattlehead (or at least the back of him). To be frank, we actually find the cover artwork for the “Public Enemy No. 1” single and for the 2x Double-Sided Vinyl Picture Discs (both of which can be seen after the jump) a little bit cooler. Nonetheless, it’s still more interesting than the cover to Risk (and the re-released version’s cover).
UPDATE: Check out the track listing to TH1RT3EN after the jump as well.
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More details about Metallica and Lou Reed’s collaboration have been slowly revealed since their website’s launch. We know that their album Lulu will feature songs Reed wrote for a theatrical production of stories by the German author Frank Wedekind. We also know that the album will be released via Warner Bros. on November 1 in North America (one day earlier everywhere else) and was produced by Reed’s frequent collaborator Hal Willner along with Metallica and Reed.
And now we know what Lulu’s cover will look like. You can take a look at the artwork for yourself above. Both Metallica and Reed have previously said that this project is unlike anything either have done. One look at the cover, though, confirms that this is not your average Metallica record.
At the moment, the only appearance Loutallica have confirmed is the BBC’s Later With Jools Holland on November 8 and 11. Though we still haven’t heard any material off of Lulu yet, a handful of song titles have been revealed and include the following:
-“Junior Dad” (side note: apparently the lyrics to this song actually brought both James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett to tears).
One thing is for sure, though, Lulu is definitely not going to sound like this.
Machine Head’s new album Unto The Locust is unarguably one of the most anticipated releases coming out this Fall. We’ve been anxiously awaiting the follow up to 2007′s The Blackening even before hearing the first single “Locust.” So that’s why even small updates like the album’s cover artwork and track listing is of high interest to us.
You can take a look at the cover artwork up top, while the track listing for the album’s standard and special edition versions can be seen after the jump. Unto The Locust will be released on September 27 (as if that day wasn’t already jammed packed with highly anticipated releases) via Roadrunner Records. Read more »
Last night (July 12), Anthrax unveiled the cover artwork for their long awaited album Worship Music. While we agree with our buds at Metal Sucks that it does share a slight resemblance to 2003’s We’ve Come For You All, we don’t care. The artwork looks awesome!
As you all know by now, Worship Music has storied history (we’d call having to bring in your old singer to re-record an entire album after your singer bails/get’s fired a bit dramatic, wouldn’t you?). Ever since Anthrax released “Fight ‘Em Till You Can’t” (which also came with pretty rad artwork) as a free download, though, our interest in the album went from “let’s hope for the best” to “HOLY CRAP, I’M SO EXCITED FOR THE NEW ALBUM!” And now this new album cover has upped our excitement just a little more.
Worship Music will finally come out on September 13 (a day before the Big 4’s Yankee Stadium show, how convenient) via Megaforce Records.
Mastodon has revealed the cover artwork for their highly anticipated new album The Hunter. The artwork, as can be seen off to the side, is colorful, somewhat disturbing, and all around bizarre. It also doesn’t resemble any of the other band’s cover artwork done by Paul Romano. Nonetheless, it still looks pretty cool.
Drummer Brann Dailor and guitarist Bill Kelliher told MTV Germany recently that the album, being produced by Mike Elizondo, would be “heavier, faster, crazier” and “all over the place.” Fans apparently shouldn’t, though, expect 15 minute jams as heard on 2009’s Crack The Skye. Mastodon have also leaked song titles expected to appear on The Hunter over the past few months. Here’s a rundown of the titles revealed so far:
-“The Octopus Has No Friends”
-“Curl Of The Burl”
-“All The Heavy Lifting”
So now we know song titles, have seen the cover, and have even heard a b-side from Crack The Skye. Now let’s actually hear a new song off of The Hunter! Guess we’ll just have to wait a little longer. The album is expected to be released in October (with no exact date set yet).
Yesterday, Opeth revealed one of the coolest cover artworks we’ve seen in a while. Late last night, Limp Bizkit revealed the cover artwork to their new album Gold Cobra and….yeah….
We’re not entirely sure what disturbs us more about this cover: the cross eyed chick and her two sisters with tongues hanging out, the naked bald dude peeping from behind while smelling his finger, or the fact that this is probably what Fred Durst wishes took place backstage at a Limp Bizkit show.
We were already certain that we weren’t going to pick up Gold Cobra, which comes out June 28, after hearing a snippet of “Shotgun” (the rest of the song isn’t much better). So this album cover doesn’t necessarily convince us that the rest of the album is going to be any better. Or are we being too harsh?
In related news, The PRP (who also discovered the album cover first) reports that Lil Wayne, Raekwon, Paul Wall, and Mathematics will appear on unspecified tracks, while Gene Simmons and comedian Lisa Lampanelli will appear on the album’s intro and outro respectively. You can check out the entire track listing over at The PRP and crack your own jokes about it.
Fans have been anxiously awaiting for Opeth’s follow up to 2008’s Watershed. So now the countdown begins, with the band’s tenth studio album Heritage set to be released on September 20. And the band has turned to Travis Smith once again for an awesome album cover.
At noon today, Opeth posted the cover artwork to Heritage on their Facebook fan page. And ooooo is it pretty. If you ever imagined what the members of Opeth’s severed heads would look like while placed in the giving tree, then your dreams have come true. It’s interesting to see that they included keyboardist Per Wiberg’s since he recently parted ways with Opeth (though his work appears on the new album).
So now we know what the album title is, when it’ll be released, and have seen the album cover. All that’s left is to actually hear the album. Fingers crossed that we’ll get a sample soon.
As illegal downloading increases, the attention given to an album’s cover artwork tends to decrease. But once in a while, a band releases an album cover that truly is an eye grabber. This week, it’s the cover artwork to Protest The Hero’s new album Scurrilous, due out March 22 via Vagrant Records.
The artwork to the Canadian progressive band’s third album is…well to simply put it, awesomely bizarre. I could try to go into further detail to explain what’s occurring in the cover, but I’d be lying if I said I even knew. If the first thought that pops to your head isn’t “What the f**k?!” when you first look at it (which you can see in the top corner), then good for you! The funny thing is, though, that the wacky, and well drawn, cover is actually making me even more excited for the album’s release. Granted, I already was looking forward to a new album from Protest The Hero after hearing 2008’s Fortress, but if the new music is as off the wall as the cover, then fans should be excited as well.