CDs + Vinyl:
21 Savage – ISSA CD/2xLP (Epic)
The debut studio album by rapper features production from frequent collaborator Metro Boomin, alongside Southside, Pi’erre Bourne, Zaytoven, Wheezy, DJ Mustard and 21 Savage himself.
36 Crazyfists – Lanterns CD/LP (Spinefarm)
The Anchorage, AK quartet find catharsis within chaos on their seventh album. [Limited edition yellow colored vinyl pressing also available.]
Act Of Defiance – Old Scars, New Wounds CD/LP (Metal Blade)
With their 2015 debut Birth And The Burial, Act Of Defiance delivered a blast of pure and unadulterated metal that ignored fads and hit home hard. Returning with the crushing Old Scars, New Wounds, they have only upped the stakes.
Airbourne – The Diamond Cuts 4xCD+DVD/4xLP+DVD (Nettwerk)
The Diamond Cuts collector’s box set includes discs of the band’s classic studio albums: Runnin’ Wild (2007), No Guts. No Glory. (2010), Black Dog Barking (2013), plus the brand new Diamond Cuts – The B-Sides featuring two previously unavailable tracks, and a bonus DVD of the new documentary It’s All for Rock ‘n’ Roll, all in a slipcase box with original “Diamond Cuts” art.
Arkaik – Nemethia CD/LP (Unique Leader)
Arkaik return with their landmark progressive tech-death masterwork.
Awaken I Am – Blind Love CD (Victory)
“Hailing from Brisbane, Australia, the alt-rock band Awaken I Am, have set their sights on breaking down the barriers of what music can and should be. Their new release, Blind Love, is a decisive, emotional response to a life that is filled with anxiety, depression and pain. A sonic masterpiece that is filled with layered, soundscapes from dueling guitarists Ned Jankovic and Connor Oakley and a strong, platform of innovative drums and percussion from Luke McKenzie, that blends perfectly with the intricate, yet powerful vocals of singer Adam Douglas. While categorized as alt-rock, the Aussie quartet reaches deeper than just a single simple genre tag. Awaken I Am has this ability to snatch elements from pop and folk and wrapped up neatly in those alternative roots that creates a lush and complete sound.” – Lemonade Magazine