Roger Waters’ first original record in 25 years, “Is This the Life We Really Want?”, will be released on June 2 via Columbia Records. The album is 55 mins in length, and there are 12 tracks on it. Line-up: Roger Waters (basses, guitars, vocals); Gus Seyffert (bass, guitar, keyboards), Jonathan Wilson (guitar, keyboards), Joey Waronker (drums), Roger Manning (keyboards), Lee Pardini (keyboards) and Lucius (vocals). The physical album release includes a 4-panel soft pack CD and a double 180-gram vinyl LP in a gatefold jacket. All album formats, physical and digital, are available for pre-order starting April 21. Waters will perform more than 50 shows on the 2017 ‘Us & Them’ North American tour.
(UK) / April 30, 2017
The British progressive doom-metal band Paradise Lost has finished recording their new album “Medusa”, which will be released in July. According to the band’s primary songwriter Greg Mackintosh, their new (15th) album will be slower and more doom-filled than ever before: eight riff-laden tracks of sheer Northern misery. Line-up: Greg Mackintosh – lead guitar; Aaron Aedy – rhythm guitar; Nick Holmes – vocals; Steve Edmondson – bass; Waltteri Vayrynen – drums.