David Ellefson – Sleeping Giants

This marks the first solo project by Megadeth bassist David Ellefson. This album is being released in conjunction with his new book More Life With Deth, and is full of guest appearances, former Megadeth guitarist Chris Poland, John Bush of Armored Saint and Anthrax Fame, Bumblefoot, Mark Tremonti of Alter Bridge, David Glen Eisley, Hodor from Game Of Thrones, and a bunch more.

3Teeth – Metawar

This is a politically charged industrial metal band that is a hybrid between modern music, and the heyday of 90s industrial metal, where bands like Marilyn Manson, Nine Inch Nails, Orgy and even Korn took up the airwaves. The reason I bring up these bands is because it seems as if each of them have influenced the band in one way or another. They’re out on tour with Ministry, which is a killer bill if you’re into this sort of music.

Abbath – Outstrider

I’m not the hugest black metal fan, but something about Immortal, and Abbath for that matter that has always drawn me to their music. May be it has to do with Abbath being a fan of things like Kiss, Motorhead, Priest and Maiden which shine through at times in the composition of this music, but there is always something to like on his releases. For those that thought his self titled debut was a fluke, guess again, Outstrider picks up where that album left off, and continues to cement his legacy as a black metal giant.

Here are some other albums that come out today.

Bullet – Live

Deep Purple – Live In Newcastle 2001

Michael Hutchence – Mystify: A Musical Journey with Michael Hutchence

Mayhem – Wolf’s Lair Abyss Re-issue

Accept – Balls To The Wall Vinyl

Emperor – Reverence Vinyl

Article by Victor M. Ruiz of Mars Attacks Radio & Podcast, and Galaxy Of Geeks Podcast.  Connect with him on Twitter:  @vmr907

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