The 30th anniversary special edition of ‘Tales’ is a double disc hard back 32 page book with lots of extras, including the complete remix of the album and a DVD featuring live video footage of material from ‘Tales’ along with a host of MP3 files, original mixes, audio commentary and previously unreleased writing/rehearsal/demo material. GEP are set to release the 2013 remix of ‘Tales from the Lush Attic’ on 21st January 2013 (surprisingly enough) in both a double disc CD/DVD format and on vinyl.
Hardly halfway through the year and 2014 has already seen some absolute turn arounds in the metal scene and Devil You Know happen to be one of them with their debut album. The Beauty Of Destruction, produced by Logan Mader, ex-Machine Head guitarist definitely has a distinct and intense sound,the band being a collaboration of some of the most talented names in metal featuring ex Killswitch Engage vocalist Howard Jones, Ryan Womabcher of Bleeding Through fame on bass, Francesco Artusato from All Shall Perish and Roy Lev-Ari on guitars with John Sankey, ex drummer of Divine Heresy beasting the drums. The name of the album seems rather apt when you listen to it and just like their live performance, the album promises to be an absolute face-melter.
You Wanted the Best, You Got the Best!! is a Live hits album released by KISS. The album was issued to coincide with the group's 1996–97 Alive/Worldwide Tour. All of the songs on the album are live versions. Most were taken from Alive! or Alive II but four recordings had been previously unreleased. The liner notes report the tracks are outtakes from Alive! and Alive II-era recordings. The final track is an interview of the reunited group conducted by Jay Leno.
This is a historic release, the first official appearance of recordings by Hollywood Rose, the band that would later mutate into Guns N' Roses. These were cut in 1984, when the band was led by Axl Rose and guitarists Izzy Stradlin and Chris Weber, with Johnny Kreis on drums, and these are the recordings that initially got Hollywood Rose playing the L.A. club circuit; Tracii Guns, the guitarist who later split to form L.A. Guns, would come along later, along with bassist Duff McKagan and drummer Steven Adler. Hearing this original five-song demo, it's easy to see why Vicky Hamilton, the group's first manager, took them under her wing – they were harder, tougher, rawer, and meaner than any of the metal coming out of Los Angeles during 1984.