New Releases – 16th December 2016

We’re getting to the final release dregs that 2016 has to offer now. There’s nothing particularly crucial today, all compilations or live stuff.


Mayhem – De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas Alive

This new live album/video features a full performance of the totally seminal, essential black metal album. The band is still out there doing this tour but this release captures the debut show in Sweden. Unfortunately, only the audio download is available through the normal channels, if you want the physical CD/DVD or LP/DVD sets you’re going to have to buy it through the band’s own website which means either a hefty shipping charge or waiting to buy it at one of their gigs.

They’ve taken care of everything

Rush – 2112: 40th Anniversary Edition

I saw this listed on one site as “2112: 40th Re-Release”. Well, not quite, but there has been a few… not quite 40 but maybe 37? At any rate, I think it’s safe to say you have this already. So what does this 40th edition have to offer? Well there’s a CD that’s mostly cover versions (including Dave Grohl so they can fuck right off with that), there’s a few live tracks and a live DVD from 1976. The DVD looks decent but cover versions? Reeaally? Oh yeah, and there’s a super-unnecessary idiot edition for £150 too. Attention all planets of the solar federation, Rush have assumed you have more money than sense.

Big in Japan

Uli Jon Roth – Tokyo Tapes Revisited: Live In Japan

Fact: the Scorpions albums with Uli Jon Roth are completely awesome. So good on Uli for revisiting the tremendous songs from that era on this live 2CD/DVD set. Recorded at the same venue as the classic Tokyo Tapes album too and featuring most of the same tracks. Or you could just go and listen to Tokyo Tapes… which is what I’m going to do. There’s also a £100+ version of this too which beggars belief really.

Don’t know why the wasted all that money on Joe Petagno to be honest

Motörhead – Wake the Dead

This is a three disc set housing the final brace of Motörhead albums. I don’t have any of these albums as I got fed up with this band when Motörizer came out. At just under £30 it’s not exactly “budget” for three albums though. I’m sure the individual albums could be got pretty cheap and those would come with the bonus tracks, DVDs etc… unlike this. But if you’re happy with just the vanilla albums (and Lemmy sketches!) then this is the set for you.

“See, so there’s definitely a link to the hand size” explained Jon to an appalled audience

Bon Jovi – This House is Not for Sale: Live at the London Palladium

Looks like this is just going to do what it says on the tin. All new songs but live! I’ve been boycotting the Jovi since a few albums back so I’ll just pass on this. Bring back Alec, that’s what I say.

And that’s us this week. Amazingly, no Darkthrone or Fenriz-related releases this week. What’s that all about?

40 thoughts on “New Releases – 16th December 2016”

  1. No Such ….No Jovi….
    Great line about Rush assuming the $$$ Factor….the covers are ok like i pointed out last week the Jacob Moon cover is a real good version…dunno for all that cash ..really?

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      1. Yeah fair enough…the actual Live Rush tracks are from a different night at Massey Hall from my understanding…I wish they would have included the audio from that DVD show instead…..Oh well I’m sure there will be a Super Duper Deluxe when 2112 hits 50!

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      2. Yeah exactly. Remember when they did that 3 DVD box set, with a new single CD live version of Grace Under Pressure Live? And then they went and released that CD on its own a year later after we all bought the box set.

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  2. That Uli Jon Roth cover is incredible! Look at him! Look at the beautiful pastel shades!

    As for the Motörhead release, I have the two last releases and actually really like them. Kinda what you expect from them, but there’s some great moments on there (and a great live disc). Certainly easy enough to pick up for a fiver these days.

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    1. I’ll probably pick up the Motorhead stuff at some point, when I’m more in the mood. Some of their modern albums have been great but I just started getting really bored of them. I even gave one away to Aaron cause I couldn’t be arsed with it.


      1. That seems fair enough. I tend to only bother with a handful of their albums, right enough. There’s a definite ‘too much Motörhead’ limit for me.


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