Nas is going to release a twentieth anniversary edition of his epochal classic Illmatic on April 15th via Sony Legacy. He's also going to be releasing a documentary about the creation of the album called Time Is Illmatic and performing the album front to back across the US, including Coachella. The rerelease contains previously unheard demos, remixes, and freestyles. Check out the anniversary edition artwork in the replies.
The new online music storefront and record label Get On Down has announced plans to re-release two iconic hip-hop albums, Common's Resurrection and Ghostface Killah's Ironman, in special edition 2LP sets. Both are set to ship with tons of extras, including posters, liner notes, and previously unreleased tracks. Resurrection has a release date of August 31st, with Ironman becoming available soon after on September 14th.
Brave Citizens have decided to rerelease their debut EP Revolutions and it will now include two previously unreleased songs. The band will also be touring this fall with the Jakes. Dates can be found in the replies.
A Day To Remember will be re-releasing their album For Those Who Have Heart on February 19th. It'll come with a brand new song, 4 re-recorded songs from their previous album, and their cover of "Since U Been Gone," along with a DVD that contains a recent live hometown show, music videos, and behind the scenes footage.
Less Than Jake will be re-releasing Goodbye Blue And White, Pezcore, Losers, Kings, AndThings We Don't Understand and a DVD Peoples History Of Less Than Jake on March 18th via the band's new label Sleep It Off.
Athens, GA act The Whigs, who signed to ATO Records, home of My Morning Jacket, Ben Kweller and more, a few months ago, will be re-releasing Give 'Em All A Big Fat Lip, their debut album, on September 19th through RED Distribution. Check out their upcoming tour dates as well.
Yesterday at the Warped Tour in Calgary, Emery announced that they will be re-releasing The Question. They said they were re-writing songs today and that there will be about 6 or 7 extra songs including acoustic and accapella versions of tracks from both The Question and The Weak's End. Also included will be a DVD and some "special content from the personal lives of the band members".
Carbon Copy Media (JT from Hawthorne Heights' label) will re-release 9 Reasons To Say Goodbye from A Day In The Life (now Hawthorne Heights) on Tuesday, July 11th. Originally released in 2001 on the now defunct Confined Records, the album features JT on vocals, and Jesse and Andy from RedAffair.
On August 22nd, Equal Vision will be re-releasing The Fall of Troy's self titled debut to make the disc available to all who've been looking for it over the years. With slightly updated artwork, the album captures the moment when The Fall of Troy first began. You will soon be able to find it in record stores all over the US, UK, and Canada.
The Aquabats will be releasing a limited edition of Charge!!. You get the full album, plus three, brand new unreleased songs from the album's recording session, plus a DVD featuring the video for "Fashion Zombies!," behind-the-scenes footage, and much more. Pre-orders are available now at Interpunk; you can get a free poster with your pre-order while supplies last.
Motion City Soundtrack will be releasing the deluxe edition of Commit This To Memory on Tuesday, June 20th. This release includes: the album, Hooray For The Madness DVD (which includes live concert footage from a recent show at 7th Street Entry in Minneapolis and a documentary about the band), an exclusive video for "L.G. FUAD," and a previously unreleased song, "Invisible Monsters." I had the pleasure of watching the DVD last night and it's extremely well-done, a must for hardcore fans and those of you who just enjoy a good band DVD here and there.
Target will have the re-release of Cartel'sChroma on sale for $7.98 starting this Tuesday (6/11) and running through Saturday (6/17). If you don't have the album yet, it's a great chance to pick it up at a great price!
With Honor will be releasing a collection of early material through Burning Season Records to promote their upcoming European tour with Ignite. The disc, entitled The Journey, will feature their 2003 self-titled EP, 2004's Heart Means Everything, and their material from their 2005 split with The Distance. The songs will be remastered by Bill Henderson.
As they gear up for their upcoming stint on Ozzfest, Ferret act A Life Once Lost will be reissuing their debut for the label, 2005's Hunter. The "deluxe reissue" will be packed in a digipak and include a bonus DVD, The disc will feature the band's performances at Hellfest, Sounds of the Underground as well as two live videos shot by Darren Doane on their recent tour with Darkest Hour.
the band is currently wrapping up a tour with Cephalic Carnage, Through The Eyes and Scarlet and the disc is due out June 27th, 2006.
Every Time I Die will be re-releasing Gutter Phenomenon with a special box and packaging (pink shrink wrap) and will include a 30 minute DVD specializing in the antics of the band of their recent headlining Bleeding Through tour. It will be released June 13, 2006, in support of their 2006 Warped Tour efforts. Also, their full length DVD, Shit Happens, will be released October 2006. Andy Williams of the band said it will tentatively include footage from the beginning of their career to the present, a day in the life of each member, and may also chronicle the hardcore scene in Buffalo.
The Junior Varsity's debut album, The Great Compromise, is being re-released as a CD/DVD. It will hit stores on May 30th; however, it is now available for pre-order at Interpunk for only $11 with a signed poster included (while supplies last). The tracklisting is below.
Cartel's Chroma will be re-released on Epic on June 6th. The re-release will include tweaked artwork, but this is not one of those "deluxe" versions that every label seems to be coming out with these days. Instead, it is simply so that Epic can push the album as one of their own. The re-release will also allow the purchaser to be part of the "First Fan" promo which will grant a number of fans memebership to the Cartel fanclub. Fan club members will receive exclusive Cartel content and offers.
Click here to check out the e-card for the upcoming special edition of Mae's The Everglow, which comes out next Tuesday. The re-release includes 3 bonus tracks, new artwork, a 2 hour DVD with behind-the-scenes footage including a "Making of The Everglow" feature, music videos, a photo gallery, and more.
Capitol Records will be releasing Capitol Albums Volume 2 on April 11th, a companion to The Beatles' 2004 collection that had their first four albums. This one includes The Early Beatles, Beatles VI, the Help! soundtrack, and Rubber Soul (the American pressing). All songs will be in stereo and mono mixes.
The Junior Varsity's debut full length, The Great Compromise, will be re-released on May 30th, and will include unreleased songs from both the Wide Eyed and The Great Compromise eras, and will also come with a DVD biography about the band, their hardships, and live videos.
Royden has posted another video update from the studio in their "Adventure Journal." The band will be be posting a remixed song from their soon-to-be re-released EP, Best Friends Our Worst Enemies, on February 27th over at pureVOLUME. The EP re-release date is set for April 11th.
Mae will be re-releasing The Everglow in the beginning of April. The contents of this release can be seen below. The band is also currently in the studio with Mark Hoppus working on a cover for the Punk Goes 90s compilation. They will either be covering "Break It Down Again" by Tears For Fears or "March of the Pigs" by Nine Inch Nails.
Plans for a re-release that will include As I Lay Dying's album Beneath The Encasing Of Ashes and their songs on the Split CD they did with American Tragedy is in the works. The band will also be heading into the studio to record a new version of "Reinvention" for the effort. Metal Blade is eyeing down a May release.
A new song and DVD will be featured on the upcoming re-release(out March 7th) of Norma Jean's album O' God The Aftermath. In other news, the band just got back from tour and are going to take a little break before they begin writing the next album.
Darkest Hour will enter the studio in January with Brian McTernan to re-mix and re-master their first Victory album, So Sedated, So Secure, which will be re-released on March 7, 2006. This re-issue with contain a new layout, liner notes written by the band, two new tracks, covers of Pentagram’s “Be Forewarned” and Battery’s “Go Back To The Gym.”