Jorn – Life on Death Road (2017) [WEB FLAC]

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Artist: Jorn
Album: Life on Death Road
Genre: Metal
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 484 mb
Source: Digital Download
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

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Jorn is the solo venture of journeyman Norwegian singer Jrn Lande (Masterplan, Vagabond, the Snakes, Ark, etc.), whose remarkable talent has allowed him to excel at everything from power metal to bluesy hard rock to pop. After fronting a number of metal and hard rock bands in the 1990s, he made his debut as Jorn with 2000’s Starfire, launching a prolific solo career that would see him release nearly a dozen albums over the coming decade. All the while, his collaborations with other acts continued, most notably as the singer for German power metal band Masterplan, with whom he recorded several well-received albums. Following the release of Jorn’s 2004 album Out to Every Nation, he formed the metal supergroup Allen/Lande with American vocalist Russell Allen (Symphony X) and Swedish guitarist Magnus Karlsson (Primal Fear, Starbreaker). Throughout the rest of the 2000s, Lande would impressively juggle his work with both Masterplan and Allen/Lande while continuing to record his own solo albums for the Frontiers label. In addition to studio albums like Lonely Are the Brave (2008) and Spirit Black (2009), he released a handful of live recordings and and pair of greatest-hits collections. In 2010, he released the tribute album Dio, honoring the late metal icon Ronnie James Dio. Around the same time as his 2012 LP Bring Heavy Rock Back to the Land, it was announced Lande had left Masterplan, leaving him to focus mainly on his solo output and the next Allen/Lande album. An orchestral collection of his earlier solo material called Symphonic arrived in 2013, with his eighth studio album, Traveller, appearing that same year. Dracula: Swing of Death, a rock opera recorded with Norwegian guitarist Trond Holter, was released in 2015, followed a year later by a solo covers album called Heavy Rock Radio. ~ Timothy Monger & Eduardo Rivadavia

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Hey Colossus – The Guillotine (2017) [WEB FLAC]

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Artist: Hey Colossus
Album: The Guillotine
Genre: Rock
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 271 mb
Source: Digital Download
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

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After filling 2015 with more gloom than it could possibly handle, Hey Colossus attempted to take a break which really didn’t last long cuz here they are, loud and proud, with another full length record to cut you in half with on Rocket Recordings.

Ah, yeah, I remember this, the impenetrable sludge of the Hey Colossus sound. There’s something in here for all types of downbeat freak, from the krauty fuzz repetitions of the Derren Brown-worshipping ‘Back in the Room’ to the deep emotional chime of ‘Calenture Boy’, this record will surely unite fans of heavier psych, stoner doom and post-rock. There are some dodgy vocal moves at times though, particularly on that first track and ‘Experts Toll’, though on the cleaner escapades they feel much more controlled and less, well, hilarious. See ‘Englishman’ for more. ‘Potions’ is lovely though.

It’s really strange that I saw this band support none other than Karen Gwyer not far from NR home city Leeds. The technoheads’ rock band? They certainly manage to hit as hard as a 140bpm kick pattern in places here, and even provide their own chillout room soundtrack for a couple too, so get on down to the rock rave.

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Hank Marvin – Without a Word (2017) [WEB FLAC]

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Artist: Hank Marvin
Album: Without a Word
Genre: Rock
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 314 mb
Source: Digital Download
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

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A major influence on British guitar heroes of the ’70s such as Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page, Hank Marvin played lead guitar for the Shadows, one of the U.K.’s top instrumental outfits and backing band for Cliff Richard on most of his hits. Born Brian Robson Rankin on October 28, 1941, Marvin grew up in Newcastle learning guitar, banjo, and piano. He played in various skiffle groups around the area, and met up with rhythm guitarist Bruce Welch. After moving to London in 1958, the two were recruited to serve in Cliff Richard’s backing band, the Drifters, with Ian Samwell and Terry Smart. Richard’s first single, “Move It,” hit number two on the British charts, and two other singles — “Living Doll” and “Travellin’ Light” — hit number one the following year. Samwell and Smart left the band — now called the Shadows, to avoid confusion with the American vocal group — and were replaced by bassist Jet Harris and drummer Tony Meehan.

The Shadows recorded several sides as an instrumental act in late 1959; one called “Apache” hit number one in the British charts. From 1960-1963, the band racked up four number ones and seven Top Ten hits before disbanding in 1968. Marvin, while continuing to appear and record with Cliff Richard, began a solo career with a self-titled album in 1969; it reached number 14 in the album charts. In the early ’70s, he reunited with Welch and John Farrar as Marvin, Welch and Farrar. The trio recorded both an eponymous LP and Second Opinion, and then Marvin and Farrar recorded an additional album as a duo. Marvin moved to Australia and became a Jehovah’s Witness in 1973, but later joined a re-formed Shadows. The group resumed recording, and hit the Top Ten in 1978-1979 with “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina” and “Theme from ‘The Deerhunter’.”

Hank Marvin’s only chart success as a solo act was 1982’s Words and Music, which featured the U.K. hit “Don’t Talk.” He recorded All Alone with Friends in 1983, and then re-appeared in the ’90s with four albums — Into the Light, Heartbeat, Hank Plays Cliff, and Hank Plays Holly. Continuing to perform on the live circuit and release throughout the 2000s — including the U.K. Top Ten albums Guitar Player and Guitar Man — Marvin also delivered guest spots for the likes of Jason Donovan and Richard Hawley. 2014 saw Marvin branching into jazz territory with the release of Django’s Castle, on which he was joined by rhythm guitarist Gary Taylor and accordionist Nunzio Mondia. Returning in 2017 with Without a Word, the album featured covers of songs by some of Marvin’s favorite artists, including the Beatles and Elvis. ~ John Bush

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Gina Sicilia – Tug Of War (2017) [WEB FLAC]

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Artist: Gina Sicilia
Album: Tug Of War
Genre: Blues
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 262 mb
Source: Digital Download
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

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2017 release. Tug of War celebrates Gina Sicilia’s status as one of the reigning voices in modern blues and marks a potent evolution in her songwriting. The 11-song set is Sicilia’s seventh release since her emergence as a doyenne of the genre a decade ago. Today, Sicilia’s experience and the fully realized powers of her warm, flexible, emotionally nuanced singing resonate like never before. Produced by Grammy-winning producer Glenn Barratt and Grammy-nominated producer Dave Darling.

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Nashville Cast – The Music Of Nashville: Original Soundtrack Season 5, Vol. 2 [Deluxe Edition] (2017) [WEB FLAC]

Nashville Cast - The Music Of Nashville: Original Soundtrack Season 5, Vol. 2 [Deluxe Edition] (2017) [WEB FLAC] Download

Artist: Nashville Cast
Album: The Music Of Nashville: Original Soundtrack Season 5, Vol. 2 [Deluxe Edition]
Genre: Country
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 293 mb
Source: Digital Download
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

Nashville TV show Volume 2 Soundtrack, including music featured in Season 5.

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Larry Coryell’s 11th House – Seven Secrets (2017) [WEB FLAC]

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Artist: Larry Coryell’s 11th House
Album: Seven Secrets
Genre: Jazz
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 452 mb
Source: Digital Download
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

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The final recording by legendary jazz fusion pioneers Larry Coryell and Alphonse Mouton in the reformed the Eleventh House in their all new album Seven Secrets which will be released on June 2nd. The late guitarist Coryell assembled founding members Randy Brecker (trumpet), long-timer John Lee (bass), the addition of son Julian (guitar) and the late Alphonse Mouzon (drums) to bring the rock and funk back to jazz again with a batch of eleven powerhouse tracks. The album is truly a group effort with Coryell relying on each member to contribute compositions to the new album (much like he did back in the 70 s).

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Charles Bradley – Changes (The Instrumentals) (2017) [WEB FLAC]

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Artist: Charles Bradley
Album: Changes (The Instrumentals)
Genre: Soul
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 210 mb
Source: Digital Download
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Soul and R&B singer Charles Bradley definitely didn’t arrive as a recording artist by taking the easy route. Born in Gainesville, Florida in 1948, but raised in Brooklyn, New York, Bradley spent a good part of his childhood living on the streets. A transformational moment came when his sister took him to see James Brown at the Apollo in 1962. Bradley was struck by Brown’s energy and stage manner, and began practicing microphone tricks with a broom at home, dreaming of being a star on his own stage, and it was a dream he would never abandon in spite of all sorts of mishaps, misdirects, and general hard times.

Bradley escaped Brooklyn by joining the federal Job Corps program, which took him to Bar Harbor, Maine, where he learned to cook, a profession he was to fall back on time and time again. He also put together a band in Maine and began playing local gigs. The band didn’t last long, though, and when most of its members were drafted, and with the Vietnam War hanging in the air, Bradley moved to Wassaic, New York, where he worked as a cook at a hospital for the mentally ill. Nine years later, he left that position and hitchhiked west, ending up in Alaska for a time before moving to California, again taking a job as a chef, and for the next 20 years he performed music on the side, playing whatever gigs he could find. When he was laid off from his position, though, he began to doubt his decision to live so far from where he grew up.

Bradley eventually relocated back to Brooklyn, this time working at odd jobs instead of returning to being a chef. He never let go of his musical dreams, and he began performing his James Brown-inspired routines in such local clubs as Black Velvet, attracting a loyal following and eventually capturing the attention of Gabriel Roth from Daptone Records. Roth immediately brought the fiery singer into label sessions, releasing a single, “Take It as It Comes,” that showed what Bradley had to offer as a vocalist. Roth also introduced Bradley to Thomas Brenneck, then a guitarist, songwriter, and home producer for Dirt Rifle & the Bullets. The pair had an affinity for each other musically, and together they released two singles on Daptone as Charles Bradley & the Bullets before the actual group by that name disbanded (most of the members went in an Afro-beat direction with the Budos Band).

Brenneck and Bradley continued to work together, and after Bradley told him about waking up in his home one morning to discover his nephew had shot and killed his brother, Brenneck suggested they tell the story in music as a catharsis and as a cautionary tale. The result, tracked with the Menahan Street Band, was a pair of impassioned singles, “The World (Is Going Up in Flames)” and “Heartaches and Pain,” which Brenneck released on his Daptone sublabel Dunham Records. These weren’t songs drawn from Bradley’s Black Velvet act, but were instead highly personal and striking outings that put his own emerging voice as a singer and songwriter at the center of things. A full album for Dunham, No Time for Dreaming, appeared early in 2011. Bradley received global acclaim for the album, and toured relentlessly to support it. His follow-up, Victim of Love, was released in the spring of 2013. In 2015, Bradley released a single through Daptone that featured a powerful, soul-charged reworking of the Black Sabbath number “Changes.” The single and its accompanying music video became underground hits, and the song became the cornerstone of Bradley’s next Dunham/Daptone album, 2016’s Changes. ~ Steve Leggett

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