Tuesday Ten: 152: Repackage, remaster, reissue

I’ve looked at band reunions before (144: Back For Good?), but I’ve not looked at the glut of album reissues, remasters and other ways that record labels have found to help bolster their physical sales numbers that little bit more, as digital sales continue to increase. And while I have a bit of a distrust of this kind of re-sale, almost – many people are paying again for a product that they have bought in some form before – I will admit I’ve bought a few of late. Particularly as I have lost, had stolen or in some cases pretty much worn out some of the originals. Read more “Tuesday Ten: 152: Repackage, remaster, reissue”

Tuesday Ten: 151: All My Best Friends Are Metalheads

Call this an exercise in free advertising if you like, but I’ve always been happy to recommend and write about music that is released by people that I consider friends. I’d be lying if I said that I like every moment of every release by each artist here, but I’d much rather offer honest opinions than a simpering ‘yeah, that’s great’. And more importantly, all of the bands mentioned here either have new releases coming and/or are playing live soon. Read more “Tuesday Ten: 151: All My Best Friends Are Metalheads”

Tuesday Ten: 150: Tracks of the Month (February 2012)

This week my Tuesday Ten series hits number 150. There was going to be a special “awards” one this week, but time constraints have put paid to it. It might still become number 151 next week, we shall see. In the meantime let’s look at the awesome tracks you should hear from this month. Read more “Tuesday Ten: 150: Tracks of the Month (February 2012)”