Inspired by bands such as Metallica, Slayer, Pantera, and Machine Head; Wasted Shells combines the elements of aggression, speed, and melancholy.The band took its first baby-steps in the southern parts of Sweden back in 2006, but was reformed in late 2010 with a few line-up changes and the release of the debut album “The Debt” (2011). The album received great reviews and was followed by a tour in Sweden and Denmark.The second album "The Collector" was released on the 24th of April 2013. The album was promoted by Rambo Music (SONY/GAIN) and was well received by critics and saw the band further developing their own sound with epic tracks like "A Barren Country and the Walking Dead" and “Man O´Mankind". The album was described by Sweden’s biggest rock magazine; “Sweden Rock Magazine” as “groundbreaking” and “innovative”
The 30th anniversary special edition of ‘Tales’ is a double disc hard back 32 page book with lots of extras, including the complete remix of the album and a DVD featuring live video footage of material from ‘Tales’ along with a host of MP3 files, original mixes, audio commentary and previously unreleased writing/rehearsal/demo material. GEP are set to release the 2013 remix of ‘Tales from the Lush Attic’ on 21st January 2013 (surprisingly enough) in both a double disc CD/DVD format and on vinyl.
If Steven Wilson’s remixes of albums by Yes and XTC aren’t enough surround sound excitement for you, then check this out: Jethro Tull’s third album, 1970′s Benefit, is being reissued as a 2CD/1DVD set featuring the talents of the Porcupine Tree frontman. Benefit was, perhaps, the first step in Tull’s immersion in the greater world of progressive rock. The quintet moved away from the blues influences of their last two records toward a more heavier sound.