And so another year comes to a close. 2012, just like any other year, you had your gems and you had your flops when it came to album releases. For this article, I’d like to give you my Top 10 albums of 2012 as well as several honorable mentions that didn’t exactly make the cut but were too good to leave unmentioned. So, read on to see my Top 10 Albums Of 2012!
Yesterday night I got the opportunity to sit down with In Flames guitarist Niclas Engelin during their current tour alongside UK thrash metal band Sylosis, Hellyeah, and Lamb Of God. We discussed the idea of which region has the best crowds, what the Randy Blythe arrest means for touring bands, his first guitar, his favorite horror movie, and his favorite albums of the year! You can check this exclusive video interview below!
Progressive sludge metal band Baroness have announced that their newest album, Yellow & Green, will be coming out July 17th via Relapse Records. This release sees the band reteaming with Blue Record producer John Congleton (Explosions In the Sky) and was recorded over nearly the entirety of 2011. The album will be a 2CD/LP release.
Front man John Baizley states, “We had been on tour for eight years, and we decided to take a break from our adventure to dig our heels in at home and write a new record. We spent the entirety of the past year dedicating ourselves to the new album. Without the break from touring and the time we took to rest and reflect, we would have been entirely unable to write this new record. We have become re-inspired. Now it’s time to get back out on the road.”
The band will be joining Meshuggah for a month-long US tour starting April 29th. READ MORE