Black Sabbath announce reunion album 13, first new studio LP in 35 years

Black Sabbath announce reunion album 13, first new studio LP in 35 years

Back in November of 2011, the heavy metal and middle-age-crisis communities were rocked by the news that Black Sabbath were reuniting in their original lineup — Tommy Iommi on guitar, Geezer Butler on bass, Bill Ward on drums, and Ozzy Osbourne on eye makeup. There was also talk of a brand-new studio album, and though that reunion has withered a bit since then (Bill Ward dropped out in February 2012) the band has now made good on their promise, announcing today that new LP 13 will be in stores come June, produced by Rick Rubin and released by original label Vertigo.

Confusingly, 13 will be the band’s 19th album; The Guardian tells us that some fans are jokingly claiming Sabbath are “disowning the six albums they made with singers Glenn Hughes and Tony Martin,” while others say it’s simply because we’re living in 2013, or even lamer, because there might be 13 tracks on the album. I’m guessing it’s simply an indication that the band is now heavily influenced by Damon Albarn, as all bands should be.

Bill Ward exiting the lineup was a pretty huge blow to enthusiasm all around, but in his place the band picked up Brad Wilk, part of the original lineup of… Rage Against the Machine. Since we’re talking about origins, I’ll note in addition that the first album Wilk drummed on was called Something Bitchin’ This Way Comes.

A world tour is in the works, with official dates coming in the next few months. Stay tchuned.

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Animal Collective tour North America with Dan Deacon; get your custom commemorative plate now

John Deakin, Paul Bear, Georgologist, and Ringo Tare of Animal Collective have just confirmed a North American tour this spring with Daniel Deacon! Aside from hitting up cities like Boston, Montreal, Toronto, Cleveland, Covington, Nashville, Royal Oak, Chicago, Madison, Minneapolis, St. Louis, Kansas City, and Denver, they’re also playing Salt Lake City. FUCK YEAH! The tour is preceded by an Australian tour and ends with an appearance at the Treefort Music Fest in Boise, ID.

More: Animal Collective released Centipede Hz (TMT Review) last year.

Even more: Dan Deacon released America (TMT Review) last year.

Fun fact: both were released by Domino.

Pre-order tickets here.

01.17.13 - Newtown, NSW - Enmore Theatre
01.18.13 - Sydney, NSW - Big Day Out #
01.20.13 - Gold Coast, QLD - Big Day Out
01.23.13 - Melbourne, VIC - Palace Theatre #
01.25.13 - Adelaide, SA - Big Day Out
01.26.13 - Melbourne, VIC - Big Day Out
01.28.13 - Perth, WA - Big Day Out
03.07.13 - Boston, MA - House of Blues*
03.08.13 - Montreal, QC - Metropolis*
03.09.13 - Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall*
03.11.13 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues*
03.12.13 - Covington, KY - The Madison Theater*
03.13.13 - Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works*
03.15.13 - Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Hall*
03.16.13 - Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre*
03.17.13 - Madison, WI - Orpheum Theatre*
03.18.13 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue*
03.20.13 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant*
03.21.13 - Kansas City, MO - Midland Theater*
03.22.13 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre*
03.23.13 - Salt Lake City, UT - Depot*
03.24.13 - Boise, ID - Treefort Music Fest
07.02.13 - Helsinki, Finland - The Circus
07.04.13 - Roskilde, Denmark - Roskilde Festival

# Africa Hitech
* Dan Deacon

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The Flaming Lips are reissuing Zaireeka on vinyl for Record Store Day, and this time you’ll need four turntables!

Remember a few days ago when we told you about some sketchy lo-fi dudes who call themselves The Flaming Lips? Well, according to our pals over at Consequence of Sound, it seems like The Flaming Lips have scrounged up some old material to reissue for Record Store Day, which falls on April 20 this year. Just a few tunes they recorded in Wayne Coyne’s backyard and handed out to their friends and moms sometime in 1997. It’s got some weird name, like Zaireeka, I think. Somebody over here might have listened to it once or twice? Originally, you’d get four discs that you’d play at the same time on different stereos for some crazy, spacey effects, so maybe you’ll get a whole stack of records this time around too? (Yes, this is being reissued on VINYL.) Hopefully a few people will pick up this Zaireeka thing, and maybe The Flaming Lips will finally garner some sort of following and be able to stop playing in shitty basements without lights.

I think they’d really appreciate it if you listened to one of their songs:

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Ende Tymes Noise Festival 2013: Aaron Dilloway, Pulse Emitter, Zaimph, Work/Death, lots more

With the presumed end of the world behind us, the onslaught of 2013’s many festival lineup announcements is underway. If you’re looking to give your ears a particularly brutal beating this spring and want to hang on to the apocalypse-themed year that was 2012, then look no further than the Ende Tymes Festival of Noise and Experimental Liberation, a three-day marathon of auditory assault sure to leave your drums a-ringing and your optimism about the future in tatters. Shows will take place May 24-26 at Brooklyn’s Silent Barn space.

In the past, the festival has also offered a wide range of video screenings, talks, and art installations to accompany the music, and while full details are not available yet, expect more of the same in 2013. The massive lineup of noise luminaries (Aaron Dilloway of Wolf Eyes fame) and up and comers (tons of other folks from every corner of the US and beyond) is below. Plan on investing in some industrial-strength earplugs for your ear holes, or risk having your hearing face its own special ende tymes.


Aaron Dilloway
Andy Ortmann
Bhob Rainey and Witchbeam
Breached Hull
Clang Quartet
Collapsed Arc
Crank Sturgeon
Dried Up Corpse
Francisco Meirino
Ghost Taco
Hans Grusel’s Krankenkabinet
IDM Theftable
ISA Christ
Jason Crumer
Jason Soliday
Jean-Sébastien Truchy
Justin Marc Lloyd
Long Distance Poison
Maria Chavez
Mister Matthews
Oscillating Innards
Penny Royale
Peter J Woods
Plague Mother
Pod Blotz
Pulse Emitter
Skin Graft
Tahnee Udero
Werewolf Jerusalem

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Rick Ross announces new album, Maybac… Mastermind

Maybach Music.

It’s only been about six months since Rick Ross put out his last record, the awesomely-titled, not-as-awesome-sounding God Forgives, I Don’t. Rick Ross is a man living his life in the fast lane, though, so it’s about time for him to announce a new album. Maybach Music. As Consequence of Sound reports, his next album will be called Mastermind and will be out later in 2013.

How do I know this? Am I one of Rick Ross’s close confidantes? Maybach Music. No, no, no, the answer is simpler than that. I just watched the album’s trailer, which you can view below. I learned a lot from that video, though none of those things really had anything to do with the album itself. But from what I can tell, Rick Ross has an enormous amount of money, which he uses to purchase mansions, jewelry, and baby mountain lions. Maybach Music. Sometimes beautiful, scantily clad women and Rick Ross hang out together. Rick Ross owns albums by Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye, and Curtis Mayfield, along with many magazines that feature Rick Ross on the cover. The video cuts between the classic albums and the magazine covers, perhaps in an effort to say something that nobody else is trying to say.

Maybach Music.

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Kitty Pryde releasing D.A.I.S.Y. Rage EP on January 31 #stoked #pumped #psyched #sparkles #unicorns #thundercats

I’m obsessed with Kitty, formerly known as Kitty Pryde. I like that she raps about watching Jimmy Neutron and playing The Sims and hating people on the internet and feeling uncool. I like the quintessentially teenage self-awareness of her 2012 releases, the lizzie mcguire experience and haha im sorry. I like the awkward moments and the experimental vibe and the possibility that it all might be a joke.

However, on “Dead Island,” a track from her upcoming D.A.I.S.Y. rage EP, Kitty proves that she is absolutely not a joke. She’s got sparkles, a rad beat, and a badass attitude. She doesn’t care who hates her. She could probably fight them.

D.A.I.S.Y. Rage drops on January 31. I can’t fucking wait.

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