Sunday, January 11, 2009

Album Releases 2009

The Widlhearts
The Wildhearts posted a message on Facebook before Christmas to say that they would be back in the studion early in the new year to record a new studio album, well let's hope it is a proper album and not just another set of cover versions. There was also rumour of a full UK tour in March/April, but no further details have appeared yet.

My Chemical Romance
The kings of emo are now writing material for a follow up to 2006's The Black Parade, but, recording time hasn't been booked and there isn't even a whiff of a release date.

Muse
Muse have said "it would be nice to have the album out in the second half of 2009", but that's hardly a definate statement of intent. Rumour says that the 5th Muse studio album might well leap off in a different musical direction, with a 3 part symphony being touted as a possible idea.

Rancid
The 7th studio album from the Clash inspired US punks should have been released last year, by all accounts it has been written, recorded and remixed, but not released, why ? The band will not say.

Green Day
The album American Idiot propelled Green Day to rock superstardom in 2004, a new album is schduled to be released in April this year, why so long ? Cue some guff from Billiie Jo "I'm trying to allow more time for things to incubate...for the process to happen naturally without trying to force it..." What are you doing man, recording an album or pottering about in your greenhouse ?

Mastodon
Hurrah, an organised metal outfit, new album Crack The Skye has a release date of March 9th, get ready for some woaaaargh ! Mastodon are out on the road for a mainland European tour with Metallica in June/July.

Rammstein
"The first part of the recordings was finished on December 21st, 2008 after 7 weeks of intensive work. Drums, guitars, and bass, as well as most of the vocal tracks, have now been recorded. Musicians and producers have bid their adieux for the holidays. And so, until the next chapter, we wish everyone involved – and all the Rammstein fans out there! – a very Merry Christmas and a long and lively New Year."
The as yet untitled 6th album from the German industrialists in due for an Autumn 2009 release.


Other bands of interest planning releases in 2009.....Anthrax, Biffy Clyro, Within Temptation, Arch Enemy, Gallows, Slayer, Lostprophets, Enter Shikari, The Prodigy, Fightstar.

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