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Universal Music Announces 40th Anniversary Editions For Rush “Permanent Waves”

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The Press Release:
On May 29th, UMe/Mercury/Anthem label group continues its extensive Rush 40th anniversary album series with a new, imagination-capturing expanded edition of all the magic music that comprises the band’s remarkable 1980 release, Permanent Waves.

Permanent Waves, Rush’s seventh studio album, was originally released in January 1980, and its forward-thinking music signaled a new direction for the Canadian band as it entered a new decade. The six songs encompassing the album encapsulated the breadth of Rush’s formidable progressive chops meshed with its knack for creating radio-friendly arrangements, all elements that were embedded within the grooves of their previous album, 1978’s widely acclaimed Hemispheres. Permanent Waves also signified Rush’s first of many recording sessions at Le Studio in Morin-Heights, Quebec, which was at one point nicknamed the trio’s own personal Abbey Road recording studio.
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Finland’s Nightwish Announces New Studio Album: “Human :||: Nature”

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The Press Release:
When Finnish sextet NIGHTWISH announce a new studio album people tend to take notice. They know that something special is brewing. Band leader Tuomas Holopainen once said that whenever he creates a new record he has the intention of capturing something rare and unique, a monument and a true album experience. In 2020 he’s certain to achieve his objective once again. NIGHTWISH have completed the recordings for their 9th studio album and are proud to announce the title, artwork (above) and tracklisting. HUMAN. :II: NATURE. will be released on April 10, 2020. The long-awaited record, following 2015’s critically-acclaimed Endless Forms Most Beautiful, will be a double album containing 9 tracks on the main CD and one long track, divided into eight chapters on CD 2.

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Behemoth Announces “I Loved You At Your Darkest” Tour Edition

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The Press Release:
This January/February, Behemoth will embark on a European tour with Slipknot (dates below). For this monumental trek, Behemoth will re-release 2018’s critically acclaimed I Loved You at Your Darkest as a new tour edition, featuring a documentary and bonus live tracks from the ‘Maida Vale’ BBC Radio 1 session. In addition to being available on the road, the ‘Maida Vale’ tracks will also be available digitally on January 10th; to pre-order yours now in the USA, please visit: metalblade.com/behemoth

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Front-man Nergal comments: “With having just celebrated the 1-year anniversary of ‘ILYAYD’, we are very excited to offer a new lease of life to this special record and present to you our ‘ILYAYD Tour Edition’! Initially, this will be a tour exclusive during the coming Slipknot dates in January and February. The bonus material was taken during release week of ‘ILYAYD’ in London; professionally filmed performance from our previously unreleased ‘Maida Vale’ session for Radio 1 AND a full documentary covering the monumental week, including ‘Thou Art Darkest, London’! Enjoy it!”
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Van Halen To Release First Ever Live Album “Tokyo Dome Live In Concert”

As a few decades deep fan of the mighty Van Halen, I found the news about their first ever live album to be really exciting and I’m pleased to share the recent announcement about this upcoming release with you all. Let’s take a look. I’ll close out with some editorial thought at the end.

The Press Release:
Van Halen will release its first-ever live album to feature original singer David Lee Roth. Recorded on June 21, 2013 at the famed Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan, TOKYO DOME LIVE IN CONCERT includes 23 songs, spanning all seven of the band’s albums with Roth. It will be released as a double CD; four-LP set on 180-gram vinyl; and digitally beginning March 31, 2015. Fans who pre-order Tokyo Dome Live In Concert before its March 31 release date through Amazon and digitally at iTunes will instantly receive downloads of “Panama” and “Runnin’ With The Devil.”.

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Van Halen reinvented the sound of hard rock in 1978 with its influential and wildly successful eponymous debut album and then achieved even greater success six years later with 1984. Both albums would define a generation while selling more than 10 million copies each in the U.S. alone to earn diamond-certification from the RIAA. The band recently went back to the original analog tapes and remastered both of these landmark albums – Van Halen and 1984 – which are now also set for release on March 31, 2015 through Warner Bros. Records with pre-orders through Amazon available now.
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