The Story of the Animals has been well told across innumerable books and CD compilations over the year - including Raven's own and definitive Absolute Animals 1964-1968 (RVCD-178). The task here then is not to restate the band's history, but to explore the music contained within. Gratefully Dead 1964-1968 is not a "Greatest Hits" package (as Absolute Animals most assuredly is), rather a trawl through a selection of outstanding album cuts and rare B-sides that will give even further insight into the musical depth of one of the most inventive and best loved bands of the 1960s.
Formed in 2010, The Cosmic Dead are a quartet from Glasgow, Scotland who share their music through good vibes and better vibrations. Known for their improv, chaos strewn, Buckfast smashed against the wall take on space music, they have roamed from Roadburn to Las Vegas, Dundee to Bangalore with each album offering a meditative window into a certain time and space. 'Psych Is Dead' is the sixth full length album from the band, the glowing embers of a a few days spent recording in a sweaty Sardinian kitchen overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Soon to be available on LP and CD via Riot Season Records, 'Psych Is Dead' is an aural exploration of their tumultuous universe.
In conjunction with Cirith Ungol's first ever live show on European soil at the Keep It True festival in Lauda-Konigshofen, Germany, Metal Blade Records will release the Ultimate Edition of Cirith Ungol's King Of The Dead album on the weekend of the fest, April 28th! The King Of The Dead - Ultimate Edition digipak CD features a full re-mastering by Patrick W. Engel at Temple Of Disharmony and five bonus tracks.
Dave's Picks Volume 22 is a live album by rock band the Grateful Dead. It contains the complete concert recorded at the Felt Forum in New York City on December 7, 1971. It also includes some songs recorded at the same venue the previous night. It was produced as a limited edition of 16,500 copies, and is scheduled to be released on May 1, 2017. As a special treat for our Dave's Picks 2017 Subscribers, the 2017 Bonus Disc will feature the bulk of the rest of this 12/6/71 show, giving you two nearly-complete shows from one of the most requested and sought-after runs in Grateful Dead history.