So last week, I said that the biggest release for this week was “a music-driven film set to the music of the biggest metal band ever.” What I was referring to was Metallica: Through the Never, a new feature film which debuts in IMAX theaters this Friday and all other theaters on October 4th. That was my mistake, as I thought the film was coming direct to video release this week, so I apologize if there was any confusion. However, there is a release related to the film that appears today, so check it all out below!
Metallica, Through the Never (Music from the Motion Picture) (Blackened)
This album is actually a live album, with songs included from a series of concerts held by the band in August 2012. That series of concerts also serves as the backdrop for the film, so if you plan to see the film, you know what songs will be heard.
Dream Theater, Dream Theater (Roadrunner)
The prog veterans’ twelfth studio album is also their second to feature drummer Mike Mangini. However, according to the rest of the band, this is the first time Mangini has been involved wholly in the writing and recording process, and it’s created a whole new atmosphere for the band.
Black Label Society, Unblackened (eOne)
This two-disc live album is from a somewhat lighter concert than BLS fans might be used to. Filmed at Club Nokia in Los Angeles earlier in 2013, the concert featured multiple songs performed acoustically, and frontman Zakk Wylde sometimes trading his guitar for a spot on a piano bench.
Onslaught, VI (AFM)
The British thrash group are celebrating their 30th anniversary this year, although they are going about with less pomp and circumstance than some of their peers have practiced. VI is the group’s appropriately-titled sixth album, and the follow-up to 2011’s Sounds of Violence.
Dark Age, A Matter of Trust (AFM)
One of the lesser-known bands in Germany’s younger echelon of metal artists, Dark Age has been around since 1995, playing highly original melodic death metal without an over-saturation of Swedish influence. A Matter of Trust is the group’s seventh full-length album, and their first since 2009’s Acedia.
Next Week: It’s a wild week wherein all genres will be represented in some fashion or form. Come on back to check out the new music that we have in store for you!