Metallica’s S&M2 Tops Today’s Album Announcements

Does the world need another Metallica orchestral album? In a word: No.

Does the world really need a sequel to Metallica’s 1999 orchestral-rock behemoth S&M? In a word: No. But it’s getting one anyway: As you might have already heard, S&M2 arrives Aug. 28 in a variety of configurations, from a deluxe box set that includes LPs, CDs, a Blu-Ray disc, sheet music and guitar picks all the way down to a bare-bones digital download of the tunes. For those who have been holding their breath to hear Moth Into Flame, Halo on Fire, The Day That Never Comes and other fare from the past 20 years delivered with strings and horns, you’re in luck. For everyone else, there are plenty of other new releases coming along. Scroll down to see the latest additions to the lineup, and don’t forget to visit the Upcoming Releases page to see the complete list, which is a whole other kind of behemoth.


July 24

Lupe Fiasco & Kaelin Ellis | House EP
Heathcote Hill | The Stories We Are Told
Psychic Markers | Blue Dreams or Sucre De La Pastéque

July 31

Rose Blush | Wide Margins
Makaya McCraven | Universal Beings E&F Sides
My Silent Wake | Dannum Per Saeculorum
Visceral Mass | Visceral Mass EP

August 7

Tkay Maidza | Last Year Was Weird, Vol. 2 EP

August 14

Jaye Bartell | Kokomo
Fair Visions | A Way Out
Havukruunu | Uinuos Syömein Sota
Sweeping Promises | Hunger For A Way Out
Wauwatosa | Nine Seconds In Shirakawa
Whitney | Candid

August 21

Clan Destine Click | 20/20 Monkey V.6.6.6.
Orbital Speed Limit | Music Inspired By Space Tourism EP2
Jacques Renault | Los Sures EP
Troye Sivan | In a Dream

August 28

Bracket | Bestof Würst Vinyl
Peter Gabriel | Plays Live Vinyl Reissue
Metallica | S&M2 CD/DVD
Psychosomatic | The Invisible Prison
Sheenjek | Unclever
Slight Of | Other People
Svnth | Spring In Blue
Alan Williams | Evidence Unearthed

September 4

Simon Collins | Becoming Human
Grant Pavol | About A Year

September 11

Billy Brooks | Windows Of The Mind Reissue
Kind | Metal Nudge
Mammal Hands | Captured Spirits

September 18

Cooper-Moore & Stephen Gauci | Conversations Vol. 1
Cults | Offering
Eivør | Segl
Takuya Kuroda | Fly Moon Die Soon
Mines Falls | Mines Falls
Michi Wiancko | Planetary Candidate

September 25

Los Blenders | Mazunte 2016
Botany | End the Summertime F(or)ever
Will Butler | Generations
Peter Gabriel | Live in Athens Vinyl Reissue

October 2

Brent Cobb | Keep ‘Em on They Toes
Gabriel Garzón-Montano | Agüita
Teenager | Good Time
Zen Mother | Millennial Garbage Preach

October 9

Mary Lattimore | Silver Ladders
Sun Ra Arkestra | A Song For The Sun

October 16

Holy Motors | Horse

October 23

Peter Gabriel | Growing Up Live Vinyl Reissue
Peter Gabriel | Secret World Vinyl Reissue
Sen Morimoto | Sen Morimoto

October 30

Auðn | Vökudraumsins Fangi