Saturday, March 30, 2013

Still "single" Saturday "singles"

A slew of new singles have found there way into my inbox as of late as well as news about new singles. Rather then review them one at a time I should I'd just throw everything out there and give you my brief opinion on them. As for the title? Well, I used it once before and it's a bad pun even if the sentiment still rings true.

U.D.O.-"Metal Machine": This is the new single off of "Steelhammer" due on May 21st. It should be showing up on radio shortly. If the rest of the album is as good as this new single then 2013 should be a very good year for metal fans!

Satan-"Siege Mentality" Single: This is off of "Life Sentence" due April 29th in the UK and May 21st in the US. If you think I'm excited about this new album you have no idea! Satan are nwobhm legends and "Siege Mentality" is simply sinister and sweet. Of all of the new singles this is hands down my favorite and the album that I am most looking forward to hearing in 2013!

Airbourne-"Live It Up": "Black Dog Barking!", which will be Airbourne's third studio album, is due out on May 21st as well. More AC/DC love out of these lads. It is what it is. Not bad, but it sounds an awfully lot like "For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)"....or at least the opening does.

Mind Assassin-"Mind of Caesar": This is the first single from this New York, NY heavy metal band that features Bob Mitchell of Sleepy Hollow fame on lead vocals. While there is no label information yet fans should expect some cool heavy metal/power metal if this new single is any indication. With Bob sounding as excellent and epic as ever this should be another good LP to look forward to!

Black Star Riders-"Bound For Glory": Boy, am I ever glad these guys didn't decide to release new music under the Thin Lizzy name. That would have been so wrong! "Bound For Glory" is the first single for the forthcoming album, "All Hell Breaks Loose", and features rock that wouldn't be too far out of place next to Thin Lizzy and the sort. With Ricky Warick on lead vocals the band looks to take what Thin Lizzy started and build upon it (or something like that). While it's a bit too formula for my tastes it is a solid enough rock number and I wish these guys the best.

So, there you have it. These are some of the singles that have shown up and, over the next week or two tops, I should expect that more will show up. At least that's the latest rumblings.

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