CD + Vinyl:
1349 – Massive Cauldron Of Chaos CD/LP (Season Of Mist)
The Norwegian black metal tyrants deliver aural hellfire with new album. Over four years in the making, Massive Cauldron Of Chaos builds on their storied career and sees the band sharpen their orthodox black metal assault with a thrashier edge. (Limited quantities pressed on black, white, and transparent vinyl.)
ABBA – Live At Wembly 2xCD/3xLP (Polydor)
This fantastic live release encapsulates 25 songs from ABBA’s landmark gig at Wembley Arena, London in 1979. As well as featuring a full rendition of classics, this is also the first time the track “I’m Still Alive” has ever been released. This is the first time this concert full of classic hits has been released.
Bryan Adams – Tracks Of My Years CD (Verve)
Covers album featuring a diverse collection of time honored classics from the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s. Highlights include: Chuck Berry’s ”Rock & Roll Music,” Ray Charles’ ”I Can’t Stop Loving You,” and Beatles’ ”Any Time At All.” The album also includes a brand new track, “She Knows Me.”
Alabama – Angels Among Us: Hymns & Gospel Favorites CD (Eagle)
Twelve gospel tracks, featuring “Church In The Wildwood,” “I’ll Fly Away,” “The Old Rugged Cross” and an all-new recording of their hit “Angels Among Us.”
Alabama & Friends – At The Ryman 2xCD/2xCD+DVD/2xLP (Eagle)
Join Alabama for a once in a lifetime concert event, filmed at the historic Ryman Auditorium, featuring on stage collaborations with country’s biggest stars: Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Trisha Yearwood, Florida Georgia Line, Jamey Johnson and the Eli Young Band. Also available on stand-alone DVD.
Sam Amidon – Lily-O CD (Nonesuch)
Lily-O is a collection of reimagined folk songs by Vermont-born singer/fiddler/banjoist/guitarist Sam Amidon. The album features the innovative jazz guitarist and composer Bill Frisell, along with Amidon’s other frequent collaborators, bassist Shahzad Ismaily and drummer Chris Vatalaro. Lily-O’s ten songs are mostly traditional folk songs gathered from disparate sources and refashioned in Amidon’s signature way. Vinyl version due October 27.
Steve Aoki – Neon Future I CD (Ultra)
International DJ and producer Steve Aoki has always been at the forefront of future music. As the founder of Dim Mak Records and a Grammy-nominated electronic musician, his projects have grasped the attention of influencers and music enthusiasts worldwide. Given that he’s an avid follower of forward- thinking and evolving technology, it’s only fitting that the new album from Aoki being titled Neon Future.
Joshua Abrams – Represencing CD (Eremite)
Recorded at home in Chicago in 2011, Abrams again organizes small group statements around the resonant grooves of the North African ceremonial instrument the guimbri with a unique and broadly assimilative compositional voice.
Lydia Ainsworth – Right From Real CD (Artutus)
“Like a fever dream of Julia Holter merging with Grimes, Lydia Ainsworth’s future visions weave neoclassical flourishes and enchanted melody-mangles into cool ‘80s sound-beds.” — Dazed Vinyl version due October 14.
Herb Alpert – In The Mood CD (Shout! Factory)
On the heels of his 2014 Grammy win for his 2013 album Steppin’ Out, legendary trumpeter Herb Alpert presents his latest album. A collection of original compositions and modern takes on classic standards, In The Mood continues Alpert’s tradition of pushing his own musical boundaries.
Amplifier – Mystoria CD (Superball Music)
With a career that spans over a thousand shows of every conceivable size over 16 years and five studio records, Amplifier have by this point progressed past being simply a band and have become a zen-like state of being. Behemoth double album The Octopus (2012) ultimately and justifiably proved a great success, garnering praise from the BBC, Drowned In Sound and Classic Prog, among others.
Ian Anderson – Homo Erraticus (Tour Edition) CD+DVD (Kscope)
The Jethro Tull frontman’s latest album has been expanded with a DVD featuring the exclusive videos to each album track, as seen at the shows, set to hi resolution 24-bit stereo audio. Also includes a live performance of “Enter The Uninvited” and new interview footage.
Steve Arrington – Way Out: 80-84 CD (Tummy Touch)
Ohio funk legend/ambassador Steve Arrington releases a retrospective album, covering 30 years of unreleased and reworked material. Way Out: 80-84 is a compilation of sorts, blending more obscure cuts from earlier in his career with touched-up wonders that simply never left the cutting room floor.
Ausmuteants – Order Of Operation CD (Goner)
Order Of Operation is nasty and free of juvenile bullsh!t, but still 100% Australian, and opens with guitarist Shaun Connor’s forehead and thigh-slapping musical and lyrical debut, “Freedom of Information.” From there, songs range from balls-to-the-wall punkers (“Felix Tried To Kill Himself,” “Boiling Point”), well-considered workouts (“Family Time,” “Tunnel Vision”) and unguarded tenderness (“Wrong,” “Looney Bin”). Vinyl version due October 14.
Avec le Soleil Sortant de Sa Bouche – Zubberdust! CD/LP (Constellation)
Debut album from Montreal kraut-funk supergroup led by J.S. Truchy of Fly Pan Am.