Including Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Nightcrawlers, Crimson Glory, Magma and Methods of Mayhem amongst others.
This week's releases are packed with iconic artists that made spectacular first impressions with their debut album.
Metal band Crimson Glory's self-titled debut album is available as a limited edition on silver coloured vinyl. Tommy Lee released Methods of Mayhem's eponymous debut album the same year as he left Mötley Crue. The album features many guest performances including Snoop Dogg, Fred Durst and Lil' Kim, and is in stores now. The shock rock pioneer Screamin' Jay Hawkins is best known for his rock 'n roll cult classic “I Put A Spell On You”, which is featured on his first album At Home With Screamin' Jay Hawkins and is now in stores on coloured vinyl. From shock rock to EDM with Nightcrawlers' Let's Push It. This debut album features the smash hit “Push The Feeling On (MK Dub Revisited Edit)” and is available on vinyl for the first time on green coloured vinyl. Available on coloured vinyl for the first time is the 1983 self-titled debut album by 220 Volt. This Swedish rock band gained traction already after their first single “Prisoner Of War”. In addition, one of France's most influential bands Magma originally released their third studio album Mekanïk Destruktïw Kommandöh in 1973 and is now available on coloured vinyl, housed in a gatefold sleeve with copper foil finish on the front.
Finally, Rival Schools Pedals, Wipers Follow Blind, Doe Maar Doris Day En Andere Stukken and the soundtracks to The Crown Seasons 1, 2, 3 and 4 are available on black vinyl.
Below you'll find more detailed information on the aforementioned releases.
Nightcrawlers is a Scottish house music project, assembled by producer, DJ and vocalist John Reid. In 1992, John Reid formed the act following his local success as a DJ and vocalist. It was 1995 when he released his debut album, which was titled after its lead single. Two singles of the album reached the UK Top 10: “Push The Feeling On” and “Surrender Your Love”, plus three singles that reached the UK Top 40: “Don't Let The Feeling Go”, “Should I Ever (Fall In Love)” and the lead single “Let's Push It”.
220 Volt were formed in 1979 in Östersund, Sweden by guitar players Thomas Drevin and Mats Karlsson, but gained traction after releasing their first single “Prisoner Of War” in 1982. In 1983 their debut album was released, selling over 10.000 copies in Sweden alone.
Screamin' Jay Hawkins' most famous “I Put A Spell On You” was supposed to be a blues ballad. But when he and his musicians got drunk in the studio, they churned out one of the most gut-wrenching, utterly visceral songs in the history of pop. But it became a hit, which gave him license to record more of his slightly oddball operatic music, resulting in his first album At Home With Screamin' Jay Hawkins in 1958.
Pedals is the second studio album from post-hardcore band Rival Schools, released 10 years after their debut record United by Fate was first released. Where United by Fate was an album often ready to burst at the seams with energy, Pedals shows a more matured and controlled feel, even somewhat experimental at moments with bass tones and frequent use of acoustic guitars and distortion effects.
The Crown is a drama television series, created and written by Peter Morgan and produced by Left Bank Pictures and Sony Pictures Television for Netflix Original. The show tells the biographical story about the early reign of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom. Martin Phipps once again composed the haunting minimalistic soundtrack for this Golden Globe Award winning drama series.
In the late '70s Greg Sage formed his punk rock band Wipers. In 1987 their fifth studio album came out, Follow Blind. It was released on Restless Records and went on to become a cult classic.
Magma is one of the most influential bands from France. Their music defies any of the standard and convenient classifications of rock, instead they operate in a realm of their own creation. Their third studio album Mëkanïk Dëstruktïẁ Kömmandöh was originally released in 1973 and showcased in particular the range of singer Klaus Blasquiz and introduced the ground-moving work of bassist Jannick Top.
The Crown is a drama television series, created and written by Peter Morgan and produced by Left Bank Pictures and Sony Pictures Television for Netflix Original. The show is a biographical story about the early reign of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom.
Methods of Mayhem was Tommy Lee's first project after leaving Mötley Crue in 1999. He was joined by rapper Tilo and released their self-titled album that same year. The album features two singles, “Get Naked” and “New Skin”, and is full with guest appearances - Fred Durst (Limp Bizkit), Snoop Dogg, George Clinton (Parliament-Funkadelic), Lil' Kim, Mix Master Mike (resident DJ of Beastie Boys), Kid Rock, U-God (Wu-Tang Clan), Scott Kirkland (The Crystal Method) and Filthee Immigrants.
There's a new queen in town. The Crown Season 3 will feature an entirely new cast of acclaimed actors taking over the very famous royal roles. The music for season three is composed by Martin Phipps, who has previously composed soundtracks for Black Mirror and Peaky Blinders. This neo-minimalistic score makes use of different tempos, string-based undertones and brass chorus lines.
De reggae groove overheerst op het album Doris Day En Andere Stukken, het derde werk van de Nederlandse band Doe Maar. Nummers als “Doris Day”, “Is Dit Alles” en “Belle Hélène” hebben inmiddels een vaste plek weten te bemachtigen in het Nederlandse muzieklandschap.
The progressive metal band Crimson Glory formed in Florida in 1982 and consisted of vocalist Midnight, guitarists Jeff Drenning and Ben Jackson, bassist Jeff Lords and drummer Dana Burnell. They played together for four years before recording their debut album Crimson Glory in 1986. Tight harmonies and soaring vocals are featured prominently on this release.
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