Friday New Releases – January 20th

Things are starting to pick up in the music world.  Next, however, the full onslaught on new releases starts.  This week, there are a few good ones I am wanting to try (highlighted in blue).  I am not familiar with any of these bands, but what I have heard is intriguing and I think worth a listen.

  • 170x170bb-35  Aaron Keylock – Cut Against the Grain – (Mascot Label): First one on my list is Aaron Keylock.  He is a blues guitarists and I don’t think I mention this, but he is only 18.  This is his debut solo album and I think it is worth a listen.  As the new face of rock, I can’t wait to see what he brings to the table.

  • 170x170bb-36  Starset – Vessels – (New Razor & Tie Enterprises): Next up is Starset. They are an electronic rock/hard rock band.  The single “Monster” is really awesome so I figured they might be something great.  This is their 2nd album which mean I missed the first.  I will listen to this and if it is great,  go back and spin their first album.

  • 41vpuix1epl-_ac_us160_  As Lions – Selfish Age – (Better Noise Records):  Completing my trifecta for this week will be As Lions.  This British rock band has me a little curious for their debut album.  Why do you ask?  The lead singer is Bruce Dickinson’s son.  If you don’t know, Bruce is the lead singer of Iron Maiden.  Plus, I have heard the first single and it is pretty awesome.  It is nothing like Iron Maiden so get that thought out of your mind.

  • cover170x170-63  AFI – AFI (The Blood Album) – (Concord Music Group)
  • cover170x170-5  Alex Care – Tail of Lions – (ETC Recordings)
  • 51frmtufv-l-_ac_us160_  Various Artists – The 2017 Grammy Nominations – (Atlantic)
  • 170x170bb-22  The Grateful Dead – The Grateful Dead (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) – (Grateful Dead Productions)
  • 61-wl8q8j-l-_ac_us160_  Firewind – Immortals – (AFM Records)
  • 170x170bb-1  Bryan Lanning – Us – (Bryan Lanning)

9 thoughts on “Friday New Releases – January 20th

  1. I was also not familiar with the top three artists you highlight, but I really like the songs you included for all three. Aaron Keylock sounds interesting based on ‘Against the Grain’, and I agree that ‘Monster’ from Starset is awesome. I’m surprised you & I haven’t heard of them, as they have quite a following, with 158,000+ youtube subscribers and over 2.5 million views on the ‘Monster’ video. Based on ‘Aftermath’ As Lions sounds promising too.

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  2. I enjoyed learning about “As Lions”, good production and a hooky tune, to be sure. Really looking forward to next week’s release list, lots of metal era artists releasing new things. Krokus? Really? Wow. Keep up the great work.

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    1. I couldn’t believe Krokus has a new one either. The As Lions album is fantastic. I listened to it a couple times yesterday. I will probably do a review over on it over the next couple weeks. It is tough fitting them all in.

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