New Releases – 8th June 2018

I’m fairly skint (blame Ghost and Def Leppard) so hopefully there’s nothing good out today… fingers crossed!

Various Artists – Contract In Blood: A History Of UK Thrash Metal

Ahh baws. Writer/musician Ian Glasper turns the spotlight on the overlooked UK thrash scene with this exciting box set and companion book. The CD set has five whole discs (separated into various areas of the UK) and it looks like a total blast and great value too. There are always going to be gripes and omissions with this kind of thing but who cares? Both the book and box set are getting bought pronto.

Megadeth – Killing Is My Business…And Business Is Good: The Final Kill

Double baws! The incredible, bonkers Megadebut gets reissued (again) with bonus stuff and some sort of re-recorded version of These Boots. Glad I’ve got the original version on LP but I want this too. You can never have too many versions of albums like this! A must(aine) buy.

All that metal thrashing madness leaves me with little interest in the snail’s pace doom of Yob and their new album Our Raw Heart. But it sounds like a good ‘un so I daresay I’ll have to investigate it eventually. Tomb Mold’s Manor Of Infinite Forms, their second album of putrid death metal, sounds more up my alley. And then there’s Zeal & Ardor’s second album Stranger Fruit. Lots of people loving this but I don’t get it. What am I missing?

And that’s the lot. Looks like my wallet isn’t getting a week off after all… ah well…

14 thoughts on “New Releases – 8th June 2018”

  1. New Yob, eh? I was unaware they were releasing something… I’ll be checking that out.

    You gonna be selling pounds of flesh to find your purchases? you get a good price down at the Saltmarket.

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  2. I have the 2LP clear vinyl Megadave on order set to arrive shortly.

    I just know that Contract In Blood boxset will cost me lots. The initial price is good. It’s all the albums that will eventually branch off that will cost a ton. Plus the book. I think I would buy the deluxe boxset with book included if there were such an animal. I will check that.

    Yob and Zeal & Ardour both look real tempting too.

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    1. Good point about the box set! Definitely a collateral cost there… I don’t think there’s a deluxe but I think some places have been doing cheap bundles if you buy both together.

      Just bought Megdave on CD. Looks good! And finally got the new Sleep CD as well.

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