Wednesday, March 22, 2006

What are you looking forward to?

I don't mean the coming of spring or the start of baseball season, but rather is there an album set or possibly set for release in 2006 that you are looking forward to? Hard rock or metal would be preferred, but you can pick an album from a different style if you are really looking forward to it. Let's see Queensryche are set to release Mindcrime 2 in a few weeks, Celtic Frost have a long awaited album due out in May, Voivod are set to release an album soon, Black Label Society will have their first album on their new label, possibly G-n-R's Chinese Democracy will be released (hehehe) and Metallica could have an album out late this year (or early 2007). Or maybe there is another album I have not mentioned that you are looking forward to.

As for me, I am kind of looking forward to Trouble's reunion album and maybe I am the only one, but I am hoping it will be good. Mastodon are entering the studio to record their major label debut, but I am not sure if that will be out this year or not. If it is then I am looking forward to that as well.

What are you looking forward to?


Blogger Bruce said...

Queensryche, of course, and Tool's new release in May.

8:01 PM  
Blogger David Amulet said...

As I've sadi before, I'm both looking forward to and dreading Chinese Democracy. Other that may come out this year that have me excited:

-- A Genesis reunion, with the classic lineup including Peter Gabriel and Steve Hackett. My fear: The boys will borrow too much from the pop-schlock Genesis of the 80s/90s.

-- A new Rush album, which is due but I haven't heard much press about. My fear: The band will begin taking more time between studio albums and not release a new one this year.

-- Iron Maiden. Again, I haven't heard of a new one, but they are about due ... and I was pleasantly surprised by the last release so I'm optimisitic. My fear: They refuse to get along and never perform together again.

-- david

4:29 AM  
Blogger Ben Heller said...

There's always tons of stuff I look forward to Mark. I buy 2-3 albums per week and I still trawl around ebay and second hand shops.

You never know when you might find a bargain.

5:02 AM  
Blogger FredCQ said...

David: Is there really a Genesis reunion happening or is it something that you are wishing for? I would love to see that.

I'm looking foward to:

Celtic Frost Reunion CD - They are one of my favorite metal bands. I can't wait to hear what they have come up with.

Voivod - Denis D'amour's passing was very tragic. He was one of my favorite metal guitar players. I'm looking foward to hearing the album that they put together with the files on his computer. Another favorite band of mine.

New Rush and Iron Maiden - Can't say too much other than, WOOO HOOO! I will see Rush on this tour. I missed them the last year.

5:02 AM  
Blogger Metal Mark said...

Bruce-Only weeks now until Queensryche comes out.

David-Maiden are doing a fair amount of touring soon so I don't know that an album will get done this year or not. It would be nice because I definitely liked the last two albums.

Ben-I don't buy that many new cds anymore due to cash. I do go through the bargain bins and ebay fairly often.

Fred-I have a friend who heard an advance copy of Celtic Frost and he says it's good, we'll see.

5:18 AM  
Blogger ChristyTN said...

Hey! Does anyone know if there's a new Enya CD due out anytime soon?! Just kidding!!! If you want to know what's worse than a Metal Mark drinking straight from the milk jug when he has a bad cold, please read my latest post!

6:09 AM  
Blogger Metal Mark said...

I don't always drink straight from the milk jug, only when I am in a hurry.

6:42 AM  
Blogger bob_vinyl said...

I'm looking forward to buying that Goblin Cock record that someone linked to in your last post! It's a picture disc!

7:26 AM  
Blogger Metal Mark said...

Are Goblin Cock touring with Ben Dover and I.P. Freehley?

7:47 AM  
Blogger Sgt Fluffy said...


I'm looking forward to Helmet's new release sometime this summer and The Secret Machines in April.

BTW, Goblin Cock has a MYspace account with 2 songs to listen to

9:01 AM  
Blogger Mimi said...

I am glad David mentioned Genesis. I didn't know about that and would love it! I love Metallica and would like a new album from them this year too. I think LimpBizkit is supposed to be having something soon too with Wes back. But with them you never know.

9:51 AM  
Blogger David Amulet said...

The Genesis story continues to evolve. A couple of months back, both Phil Collins and Steve Hackett commented about discussions to get a reunion together, and just last weekend some British tabloids announced that there might be a press conference this week about the classic lineup reuniting for an album and tour.

That seems to have jumped the gun. Genesis fans sources are reporting that Genesis management just said there are no plans for a Genesis reunion in 2006.

I do think that it will happen, I just hope it's before Peter loses his voice, Steve's fingers tighen up, and Phil forgets that he was a first-class drummer before becoming a second-class singer of schmaltz.

-- david

10:00 AM  
Blogger Metal Mark said...

Sgt. Fluffy-I liked the Goblin Cock song although the cover scared me a bit.

10:23 AM  
Blogger :P fuzzbox said...

Personnally I am looking forward to trashing Faux-n-R. Axl is starting to be a bad joke.

12:50 PM  
Blogger Bruce said...

mimi... I read over at Friday Morning Quarterback that Wes in concentrating on his own band, Black Light Burns, right now.

3:44 PM  
Blogger Strutter71 said...

Paul Stanley has a solo album coming out this year that I am really looking forward to.

7:42 PM  
Blogger Metal Mark said...

Strutter-Sure hope it's better than his Kiss solo album(yuck). I think I read that he finished it like six months ago, but was having trouble finding a label to release it.

8:55 PM  
Blogger HMT said...

easy dude.. slayer 6-6-06

9:22 PM  
Blogger FredCQ said...

I always that that Paul Stanelys solo album was one of the best of the four solo albums. It sounded more like Kiss . Genes and Peters were pretty abysmal.

4:54 AM  
Blogger Strutter71 said...

Sorry, Mark, I agree strongly with fredcq. Paul's album was very strong. Some great stuff on there.

5:06 AM  
Blogger Metal Mark said...

I think Ace's Kiss solo album was the only one I liked.

5:08 AM  
Blogger FredCQ said...

I was always a big Ace fan. I actually was Ace for Halloween two years ago. I even convinced my wife to be Peter.

6:13 AM  
Blogger Will said...

I'm curious to see what the "Supergroup" featuring Sebastian Bach and Ted Nugent will come up with. Not really looking forward to Gn'R after I hated the leaked tracks so much. Queensryche should be interesting - I actually haven't listened to them since the early '90s. Also, I think the singer from the Darkness has a solo album due at some point (does that count?).

10:38 AM  
Blogger David Amulet said...

My unrequested opinion: Ace's album was better than the other three combined.

Times 10.

That said, I can agree that Paul's was the least worst of the remaining three.


3:12 PM  

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