This Week’s New Releases: Brandi Carlile, Ray BLK, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga

What a week! Brandi Carlile has followed up 2019’s ‘By the Way, I Forgive You’, Ray BLK has dropped her debut LP, and Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga have put out a collaborative album of Cole Porter covers. It will be the final studio recording from Bennett as the legendary 95-year-old vocalist revealed earlier in 2021 that he has been battling Alzheimer’s Disease.

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The Allergies – ‘Promised Land’ (Jalapeno)

Babymetal – ’10 Babymetal Budokan’ (Cooking Vinyl)

Black Sabbath – ‘Technical Ecstasy – 2021 Remaster’ (BMG/Sanctuary)

Blood Youth – ‘Visions Of Another Hell’ (Rude Records)

Brandi Carlile – ‘In These Silent Days’ (Elektra)

Christine and the Queens – ‘Joseph’ (EP) (Because)

Everyone You Know – ‘Just For The Times’ (Sony)

Four Stroke Baron – ‘Classics’ (Prosthetic)

Gustaf – ‘Audio Drag For Ego Slobs’ (Royal Mountain)

Hans Zimmer – ‘No Time To Die – OST’ (Decca)

Headie One – ‘Too Loyal For My Own Good’ (Relentless/Sony)

The Kondoors – ‘Glorious’ (Fabyl)

Meek Mill – ‘Expensive Pain’ (Maybach/Atlantic)

Ministry – ‘Moral Hygiene’ (Nuclear Blast)

Moist – ‘End Of The Ocean’ (Known Accomplice)

Neil Young – ‘Carnegie Hall 1970’ (Reprise)

Pond – ‘9’ (Spinning Top)

Ray BLK – ‘Access Denied’ (Island)

Roger Taylor – ‘Outsider’ (Nightjar/Universal)

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – ‘Bond 25’ (Decca)

The Script – ‘Tales From The Script: Greatest Hits’ (Sony)

Shad – ‘TAO’ (Secret City)

The Specials – ‘Protest Songs 1924 – 2012’ (Island)

Sugababes – ‘One Touch (20th Anniversary Edition)’ (London)

They Fell From The Sky – ‘Decade’ (Say Something)

Tirzah – ‘Colourgrade’ (Domino)

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga – ‘Love For Sale’ (Columbia)

YES – ‘The Quest’ (InsideOut)

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This Week’s New Releases: Black Sabbath, Dizzee Rascal and Metz

This week is mostly dominated by established acts. Black Sabbath are celebrating the 50 year anniversary of their second album ‘Paranoid’ with a super deluxe reissue, while Metz have put out their fourth full-length studio effort and Dizzee Rascal is back with his seventh, the follow-up to 2017’s ‘Raskit’.

Head below for some more of this week’s new releases, including a 20th anniversary edition of Linkin Park’s debut album, ‘Hybrid Theory’, and a new record from Venom Prison.

Black Sabbath – ‘Paranoid: 50th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition’ (Sanctuary/BMG)

Blue Öyster Cult – ‘The Symbol Remains’ (Frontiers Records)

Brothers Osborne – ‘Skeletons’ (Snakefarm Records)

The Budos Band – ‘Long In The Tooth’ (Daptone Records)

D-Block Europe – ‘The Blueprint – Us Vs. Them’ (D-Block Europe)

Dizzee Rascal – ‘E3 AF’ (Island/Dirtee Stank)

Drew Citron – ‘Free Now’ (Park The Van)

Emmy The Great – ‘April’ (Bella Union)

Future Islands – ‘As Long As You Are’ (4AD)

Garcia Peoples – ‘Nightcap at Wits’ End’ (Beyond Beyond Is Beyond)

Headie One – ‘EDNA’ (Relentless Records/Sony)

Mary Lattimore – ‘Silver Ladders’ (Ghostly International)

Metz – ‘Atlas Vending’ (Sub Pop)

Linkin Park – ‘Hybrid Theory: 20th Anniversary Edition’ (Warner)

Slow Pulp – ‘Moveys’ (Winspear)

Touché Amoré – ‘Lament’ (Epitaph)

Travis – ’10 Songs’ (BMG)

Venom Prison – ‘Primeval’ (Prosthetic Records)

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On This Day In Music: Ronnie James Dio Dies Aged 67

On May 16, 2010 American rock music legend Ronnie James Dio passed away aged 67 following a battle with stomach cancer. Coming into the spotlight in the mid-1970s, the singer started out as the frontman of hard-rocking band Rainbow, formed by British guitarist Ritchie Blackmore. He also fronted Black Sabbath after the band were forced to sack fellow metal icon Ozzy Osbourne, formed Dio in the early ’80s and played with Elf and Heaven & Hell, among others.

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On This Day In Music: Black Sabbath Hit #1 With ‘Paranoid’

On October 10, 1970 Black Sabbath reached the top of the UK album chart with their sophomore LP, ‘Paranoid’.

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U2 Hit #1 On Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart For January

It’s a new year so we thought we’d give you a new chart. For the next few months we’ll be bringing you monthly instalments listing not just our top 20 best selling acts, but a whopping 40!

Kicking things off at #1 are Irish rockers U2, who have soared to the top spot with The Joshua Tree tourFollowing closely behind are  Little Mix who have lined up a Summer Shout Out tour and autumn Glory Days tour. Making up the rest of the top five is Drake , who is currently on the road in the UK for the Boy Meets World tour, Neil Diamond, who will bring his 50th anniversary tour to the UK and Ireland in October and Bruno Mars, who will bring his 24K Magic World Tour to arenas around the UK and Ireland in April and May.

At the bottom of the chart we have The Stone RosesBonoboShawn MendesStrictly Come Dancing and Tory Lanez. Come back and see us next month to see if they’re able to hold on to their top 40 positions or if we’ll be waving them goodbye.

1. U2
2. Little Mix
3. Drake
4. Neil Diamond
5. Bruno Mars
6. Coldplay
7. Adele
8. Micky Flanagan
9. The Killers
10. Robbie Williams
11. Guns N’Roses
12. The Weeknd
13. Phil Collins
14. Black Sabbath
15. Kings of Leon
16. Green Day
17. Olly Murs
18. Depeche Mode
19. Jack Whitehall
20. James Arthur
21. The xx
22. Run The Jewels
23. Elbow
24. Two Door Cinema Club
25. Bryan Adams
26. James Blunt
27. The Chainsmokers
28. Good Mourning Mrs Brown
29. The Tenderloins
30. Evanescence
31. Michael Ball and Alfie Boe
32. Ariana Grande
33. Paul Weller
34. Jeff Lynne’s ELO
35. The Kooks
36. Tory Lanez
37. Strictly Come Dancing
38. Shawn Mendes
39. Bonobo
40.The Stone Roses

On sale in the next week – can they break the top 40?

1. Lady Gaga

2. Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds

3. The Cribs

4. The Cranberries

5. Little Big Town

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Winners: Black Sabbath Tickets

Congratulations to Adam Hennessey the winner of our recent Black Sabbath tickets competition. Runners up Theresa Cooke, Colette Howes, Roxxanna Mullens, Craig Hallbard-Jones and Jason Crofts also receive a CD copy of the band’s career spanning ‘Black Sabbath: The Ultimate Collection’.

Black Sabbath are currently winding down The End tour, their final run of dates, having opened the mammoth trek in Nebraska in January 2016. The legendary metal band head to Leeds tonight before two nights apiece in London and their native Birmingham. Support on all dates comes from Rival Sons.

Visit Stereoboard’s competition pages for more prize draws and giveaways.

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Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart 2016 Countdown: Part Two

As Christmas Day edges even closer our countdown of the year’s top 50 best-selling artists on Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart is well underway. We’ve been working our way from the bottom up, counting through 10 a day, until we reach the top and crown the successor to Adele, who took the top spot in 2015. Make sure to check back throughout the week to see who’s in the running for a Stereoboard Christmas #1. If you missed it, you can check out Part One here.

31. Jess Glynne
32. Black Sabbath
33. Kasabian
34. Catfish and the Bottlemen
35. Shawn Mendes
36. Kings of Leon
37. V Festival
38. Good Mourning Mrs Brown
39. Simply Red
40. The 1975

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On This Day In Music: Black Sabbath Hit #1 With ‘Paranoid’

On October 10, 1970 Black Sabbath reached the top of the UK album chart with their sophomore LP, ‘Paranoid’.

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