Emperor of Sand is the seventh studio album from American progressive metal band Mastodon. The album was recorded at the Quarry in Kennesaw, Georgia and mixed at Henson Recording Studios in Los Angeles. The band worked with record producer Brendan O'Brien, who they collaborated with on their 2009 album Crack the Skye. The songs were recorded as originally arranged, then they revisited each track to edit and refine the sound. Drummer Brann Dailor completed his drum tracks and began drafting lyrics while guitars and bass were being recorded by other band members. Scott Kelly of Neurosis and Kevin Sharp of Brutal Truth both appear as guest vocalists on Emperor of Sand. Kelly has appeared as a guest vocalist on every Mastodon studio album since Leviathan (2004).
The Pale Emperor is the ninth studio album by American rock band Marilyn Manson. It was released on January 15, 2015. The standard version of the album contains ten tracks, while the deluxe edition includes three acoustic versions as bonus tracks. Produced by Manson and newcomer Tyler Bates, who met through their mutual involvement in the TV series Californication, The Pale Emperor eschews the band's usual industrial rock genre in favor of a more sparse, blues-influenced sound. The album was released to generally positive reviews from contemporary music critics, with several writers referring to it as his best album in over a decade, and was ranked by several publications as one of the best albums of 2015…
20th Anniversary Edition of one of the most influential black metal albums. Emperor's debut album from 1994 presented in Deluxe Hardbook Digibook Packaging with Restored Cover Artwork and Rare Archive Pictures and Content. Fully Re-Mastered + As The Shadows Rise 7" EP from 1994 ( Re-Mastered ) as Bonus on Disc 1 and In The The Nightside Eclipse Alternative Mix 1993 ( Previously Unreleased ) + The Akkerhaugen Tapes 1993 previously unreleased pre-production / rehearsal 1993 on Disc 2
The instrumental, multimedia Montreal group Godspeed You! Black Emperor creates extended, repetition-oriented chamber rock. The minimal and patient builds-to-crescendo of the group's compositions results in a meditative and hypnotic listen that becomes almost narrative when combined with found-sound splices and the films of their visual collaborators. Collection includes: 'F#A#∞' (1998); 'Slow Riot For New Zero Kanada E.P.' (1999); 'Lift Yr. Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven!' (2000) 2CD; 'Yanqui U.X.O.' (2002); 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!' (2012); 'Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress' (2015).