JIMI HENDRIX’ new archival album, People, Hell and Angels, has debuted at No. 2 on the US Billboard 200 chart selling 72,000 copies. It marks Hendrix’ highest-charting album since 1968, when Electric Ladyland spent two weeks at No. 1. Hendrix most recently visited the top 10 of the chart when another from-the-vaults album, 2010’s Valleys of Neptune, debuted and peaked at No. 4.
All 12 tracks on People, Hell & Angels were recorded between 1968 and 1970 and were meant for First Days Of The New Rising Sun, the follow up to Electric Ladyland that Hendrix was working on when he passed away in 1970.
People, Hell & Angels features the following unearthed tracks:
‘Hear My Train A Comin”
‘Let Me Move You’
‘Hey Gypsy Boy’
‘Villanova Junction Blues’
SHADOWS FALL tapped Willis Mathiasen of 2CENTS to sit behind the drums for some of their shows at the end of 2012 while the band’s regular drummer, Jason Bittner, received treatment for acute pancreatitis. Bittner rejoined his bandmates on stage on December 19, 2012 at Pearl St. in Northampton, Massachusetts.
SHADOWS FALL is touring in support of its new album, “Fire From The Sky”, which sold around 10,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 38 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD was released on May 15, 2012 via Razor & Tie.
Recorded at Zing Studios in late 2011, “Fire From The Sky” reunites SHADOWS FALL with longtime friend, producer/engineer and KILLSWITCH ENGAGE/TIMES OF GRACE guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz (THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, ALL THAT REMAINS). The album was mixed by Brian Virtue and features some of the band’s most complex and melodic material in years.
The cover artwork for “Awakened” was created by Metastazis with Tiffanie Uldry.
AS I LAY DYING and THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA‘s North American co-headline tour kicked off last Friday, February 22 at Ventura, California’s Majestic Ventura Theater Half House and continues through early April. THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA and AS I LAY DYING are being accompanied on the epic trek by FOR TODAY (on all dates except March 7-8), THE COLOR MORALE (February 22 – March 7), and THE CHARIOT (March 8 – April 4).
A photo from the studio can be seen below.
MOTÖRHEAD released “The Wörld Is Ours – Vol 2: Anyplace Crazy As Anywhere Else” in Germany on September 21, three days later in the rest of Europe and October 9 in North America via UDR/EMI. The follow-up to 2011’s “The Wörld Is Ours – Vol 1: Everywhere Further Than Everyplace Else” features the band’s 2011 Wacken Open Air headline appearance as well as highlights from Sonisphere (United Kingdom) and Rock In Rio (Brazil) shows.
MOTÖRHEAD‘s latest album, “The Wörld Is Yours”, sold 7,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 94 on The Billboard 200 chart. The band’s previous effort, “Motörizer”, premiered with 6,400 units back in 2008 to debut at No. 82, while 2006’s “Kiss Of Death” registered a first-week tally of 3,500.