Thursday, August 31, 2006

In the Pipeline

There’s some upcoming releases that we here at Tapping the Ether are excited about. Keep your fingers crossed that the labels remember to send us a copy so we can put them on the air.

Iron Maiden’s A Matter Of Life And Death is due out on September 5, 2006 in North American (it was released yesterday in Europe, lucky BASTARDS!!). Supposedly the heaviest Maiden outing of recent vintage, we look forward to seeing if they managed to match the awesome quality of Dance of Death.

Running the risk of being overshadowed by Maiden’s release, Blind Guardian’s new CD Twist in the Mythalso comes out on September 5th. Blind Guardian’s always been unpredictable about sending material to the station, so we’ll just have to see if this one shows up. Keep your fingers crossed.

Also of note, September 5 sees the rerelease of three early Nevermore releases—Nevermore, In Memory, and The Politics of Ecstasy. Record companies very seldom bother sending rereleases to smaller radio stations, so we aren’t holding our breath on this one.

Cradle of Filth’s Thornography has been described by bassist Dave Pybus as a natural continuation of Nymphetamine. Since we loved Nymphetamine, more of the same would be much welcome. It’s due out September 11 in Europ and October 11 in North America on Roadrunner.


wheezer_april_4th_1966 said...

Damn, I guess I could go broke with new releases here pretty soon.....

Tapping the Ether said...

I hear you!

I'm creating a wishlist of old favourites and new releases on Amazon so I can pick up some stuff for the show. The early Maiden stuff is definately on there:)