It’s a man’s, man’s, man’s world when it comes to album announcements today — Antichrist superstar Marilyn Manson, Slipknot frontmask Corey Taylor and the late great Lou Reed all have new (or at least renewed) titles on the way.
First up: Manson, who revealed his aptly titled 11th album We Are Chaos will arrive on the equally apt date of Sept. 11. I know he’s long past his prime (and I suspect he does too), but I still have a soft spot for Manson — I’ve been a fan since I bought Portrait of An American Family, I saw him in a theatre on his first Canadian tour, and I even found him surprisingly mature and intelligent when I interviewed him several years back. Of course, none of that has any bearing on whether We Are Chaos — produced by his old pal Shooter Jennings — will be any good. Check out the video for the moody title cut above and place your own bets.
Also arriving this fall: Skipknot and Stone Sour bellower Corey Taylor’s first solo album CMFT. He’s already shared two eye-opening tracks from the Oct. 2 release, including the rambunctious rap-rocker CMFT Must Be Stopped (whose video features cameos from a bazillion artists, including Manson) and the anthemic pop-rocker Black Eyes Blue — neither of which sound a damn bit like either of his other bands. This should be interesting. And by ‘this,’ I am referring not only the music, but also to the outraged hissy fits and sputtering hatred sure to ensue from the humour-challenged headbanging purists in his audience.
Finally, my reissue of the day has got to be Lou Reed’s 1989 album New York, which returns Sept. 25 in a Deluxe Edition with more than two dozen previously unreleased bonus tracks, including live recordings, works in progress, rough mixes, single versions and a live concert film on DVD. Admittedly, New York might not be the peak of Lou’s later output, but it does boast the singles Dirty Blvd. and Busload of Faith, so it ain’t all bad — and any chance to hear some Reed rarities is good news in my book.
No interest any of those? No worries; as always, there are plenty of other options on the way — including new titles from bluesman Joe Bonamassa and Spice Woman Melanie C, along with reissues from Josie Cotton, Black Pumas and more. Scroll down to see the rest of today’s additions, or slide over to the Upcoming Releases page to see the entire chaotic, MF-ing busload of releases due between now and the end of civilization. CMFT ain’t the only thing that can’t be stopped.
Josie Cotton | Convertible Music Reissue
Tegan & Sara | Hey, We’re Just LIke You (The Remixes) EP
Illuminine | Dear, Piano
The King’s Pistol | Rip It Up
Dylan Phillips | Undercurrents EP
Black Pumas | Black Pumas Deluxe Edition
Sevdaliza | Shabrang
Westside Gunn | Who Made The Sunshine
Elrichman | Heaven’s Mayor
Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters | Rise Up
Marilyn Manson | We Are Chaos
Swans | Where Does A Body End DVD/Blu-Ray
The Barrel Boys | Mainline
Terri Clark | It’s Christmas… Cheers!
Hen Ogledd | Free Humans
Lou Reed | New York Deluxe Edition
Melanie C | Melanie C
Isengard | Vårjevndøgn
Ailbhe Reddy | Personal History
Corey Taylor | CMFT
Walt Disco | Young Hard & Handsome
Bonnie Whitmore | Last Will & Testament
Kronos Quartet | Kronos Quartet and Friends Celebrate Pete Seeger
Linaire | Linaire
Touche Amore | Lament
Snowdrops | Volutes
Joe Bonamassa | Royal Tea
Mörk Gryning | Hinsides Vrede
Jakko Jakszyk | Secrets & Lies
Kasbo | The Making of a Paracosm
Okey Dokey | Once Upon One Time
Fear Catalyst | Atrabilis