New Music Tuesday: Korn, Stone Temple Pilots, Alter Bridge and A Day to Remember
More often than not the internet gives us access to new music before it is officially released to stores and digital outlets. With the rise of sneak-preview streams or the continued leaks of albums have made Tuesdays lose some of it’s luster. Still, Tuesday means new music and this week there are a bunch of great releases. Here are some of the albums I am looking forward to this week.
Korn – Paradigm Shift
I feel like Korn will be making music for the rest of their lives. With their last album, The Path of Totality, the band ventured away from the sound you would expect to hear from them, adopting a much more electronic approach to their music. Back again with guitarist Brian ‘Head’ Welch, the band is primed to release a knock out album with ‘Paradigm Shift’.
Alter Bridge – Fortress
I would say that their last album, AB III was their best to date, but I like the new stuff that I have heard so far from Alter Bridge.
Vocalist Myles Kennedy has stayed busy working with former Guns ‘n Roses guitarist Slash, while guitarist Mark Tremonti completed a solo album. Back together again, their fourth studio album could be the band’s best work.
Stone Temple Pilots – High Rise
The band maintained the same lineup for two decades, even through all the Weiland antics. Now, vocalist Scott Weiland is out and Chester Bennington of Linkin Park is in.
If the other four songs on the EP are anything like ‘Out of Time’ then it may take longer than this week to get to the other albums on this list!
A Day To Remember – Common Courtesy
FINALLY! Not that I am saying that in a complaining way, but I have been looking forward to this album for a while. I did see them on their Right Back at it Again Tour in Portland and they previewed some new stuff…now after a little legal snafu with their record label, the band was able to release their album digitally and is only available at ADTR.com.
Pusha T – My Name is My Name
I listen to a lot more than what you will hear me play on the radio. I’ve always been a fan of Clipse and more recently Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music cohorts. It’s time for Pusha T take his rightfully place on hip hop’s throne.