Album News Weekly: 21st October 2016

This week in album news, Trivium are giving fans one hell of a Christmas present, Nightmares On Wax returns to his roots, Big Smoke prepare to release a special record and more!



The Floridian metal legends will be re-releasing their debut album, Ember To Inferno, this December 2nd in multiple formats – an undeniably A* Christmas present for any fan out there looking. The deluxe version of the album will be including 13 never before heard demos, released in four configurations as seen below:

  • Standard CD
  • Standard vinyl LP (the original album in a 2LP Gatefold on orange/black marble vinyl)
  • Ember To Inferno: Ab Initio – deluxe edition aka original album with new artwork plus 13 bonus tracks and expanded booklet. Bonus tracks include early demos of “Ruber”, “Caeruleus” and “Flavus”
  • Ember To Inferno: Ab Initio – deluxe 5LP Box set; five coloured LPs in a special box including original album in a 2LP Gatefold on orange/black marble vinyl, expanded booklet, poster, stencil, 13 bonus tracks over three albums. “Ruber” is on transparent red vinyl,l “Caeruleus” on transparent blue vinyl and “Flavus” on transparent yellow vinyl

You can pre-order the album HERE!



Philadelphia four piece Hoots and Hellmouth will be releasing their new album In The Trees on October 28th – blending folk, soul, roc and country, the album came together after two years of writing and creation. As the band’s fourth studio release, In The Trees is being touted as some of the band’s best yet and will be released on both physical and digital formats, with a limited edition vinyl pressing soon to follow as well. In the meantime, find out more about the band HERE.



Nightmares on Wax will release the Ground Floor EPGeorge Evelyn‘s first full release in over four years next month! A reflection of his immersion in club culture, the EP takes things back to basics.

“I wanted to take things back to the basic club elements I was brought up on and how I started out as a DJ and a dancer,” he says. “I’ve spent the best part of two years on the road and most of them back in my elements as a DJ in nightclubs, so this record was inspired by me going back to my late-night house music roots.”

The Ground Floor EP is out via Inertia/Warp on November 25th – pre-order it HERE.



Hobart musician James Parry has announced the release of his new album, In The Lights, out now! Full of sweet guitar and drums, In The Lights has already begun hitting people in all the right spots, especially off the back of album single “Young Emotions”. For fans of Paul Kelly and The Shins, this one is for you – In The Lights is available now to purchase online. Visit Parry’s website HERE.

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Melbourne band Big Smoke are gearing up to release their debut album Time Is Golen on October 28th via Barely Dressed! They’ve been praised by tastemaker blogs overseas including Stereogum and already, the album’s latest single “Wrong” has been ticking all the right boxes. The album, recorded late last year, is a particularly poignant one – with vocalist and songwriter Adrian Slattery undergoing rounds of chemotherapy to battle oesophageal cancer and brain surgery shortly after. Sadly, Slattery passed away in May this year. Time Is Golden features 10 tunes written by Slattery over 10 years, with additional arrangements from the rest of the band, while Grammy winning engineer Shawn Everett also came on board.


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