2 Steven Wilson Porcupine Tree Frontman

stevenwilson

Highlights

Massive Attack - Heligoland

Necro Deathmort - This Beat is Necrotronic

Oceansize - Self Preserved While the Bodies Float Up

Salem - King Night

Chrome Hoof - Crush Depth

LCD Soundsystem - This is Happening

Organum - Sorow

Foals - Total Life Forever

Hans Zimmer - Inception Soundtrack

shearwater

Shearwater - The Golden Archipeligo


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0 Monte Conner Senior VP A&R

Monte Conner

Highlights

Phil Sayce - Innerrevolution

High On Fire - Snakes For The Divine

Black Breath - Heavy Breathing

Demiurg - Slakthus Gamleby

Unleashed - As Yggdrasil Trembles

Ghost - Opus Eponymous

Triptykon - Eparistera Daimones

Grand Magus - Hammer Of The North

Fear Factory - Mechanize

Slipknot - (sic)nesses (DVD)

Slipknot - (sic)nesses (DVD)


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0 Dommin

dommin

Highlights

Inception - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Sade - Soldier Of Love

Jimi Hendrix - Valley of Neptune

Airbourne - No Guts. No Glory.

Rob Zombie - Hellbilly Deluxe 2

Oomph! - Truth Or Dare

Johnny Cash - American VI: Ain't No Grave

Sia - We Are Born

Dommin - Love Is Gone :-D

bdaymassacre

The Birthday Massacre - Pins & Needles


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0 Ray Garcia SVP Business & Legal Affairs

Ray Garcia

Highlights

Spiritual Beggars - Return To Zero

The Texas Hippie Coalition - Rollin’

Vince Neil - Tattoos And Tequila

Atom Strange - Cosmic Disturbance

Sister Sin - True Sound Of The Underground

Lester And The Landslide - Estranged In Ladyland

Abramis Brama - Smakar Söndag

Moa - Do You Want Me, Death

Melvins - Bride Screamed Murder

Philm - Ammoniac (Demos)

Philm - Amoniac (Demos)

Philm is what a Salvador Dali painting would sound like if you played it through a stack of Marshalls. Slayer’s Dave Lombardo and his new bandmates let it all hang out in this abstract/heavy power trio. Currently on the road with Halford. Don’t miss ‘em!


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0 Amy Sciarretto Director of Publicity

Amy Sciarretto

Highlights

Watain - Lawless Darkness

Pantera - Cowboys From Hell reissue

Norma Jean - Meridional

Ratt - Infestation

Iron Maiden - The Final Frontier

Linkin Park - A Thousand Suns

Deftones - Diamond Eyes

High on Fire - Snakes For the Divine

Michael Buble - Crazy Love reissue

Far - At Night We Live

Far - At Night We Live

They are one of my fave bands ever; I have a tattoo of lyrics from their last album, Water & Solutions, which came out in 1998. I cashed in 50,000 frequent flyer miles on a whim to fly out for their first reunion show in California in October 2008. Obviously, I had HUGE expectations for this album. And it did not disappoint me. The tension between Jonah Matranga and Shaun Lopez is still there.


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0 Ron Burman Senior VP of A&R

RonBurman

Highlights

The Do’ - Mouthful

Biffy Clyro - Only Revolutions

Band of Horses - Infinite Arms

Kings of Leon - Come Around Sundown

Mumford and Sons - Sigh No More

Hail the Villain - Population Declining

The Virgin Mary’s - Cast the First Stone

Limousines - Get Sharp

The Constellations - Southern Gothic

boybear

Boy & Bear - With Emperor Antartica


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7 Robb Flynn Machine Head Frontman

Robb Flynn

Highlights

Exodus - Exhibit B: The Human Condition

Sevendust - Cold Day Memory

Jay-Z - The Blueprint 3

Shinedown - The Sound Of Madness

Karnivool - Sound Awake

Avenged Sevenfold - Nightmare

Flyleaf - Flyleaf & Memento Mori

Protest The Hero - Fortress

Eminem - Recovery

Deftones - Diamond Eyes

Deftones - Diamond Eyes

From the first time I heard the song "Diamond Eyes" I was floored. Deftones managed to do what is the most exhilarating, and yet most difficult thing to do for any band, to keep the foundation of your sound, but infuse it with something modern or fresh. In their case, this was accomplished with guitarist Stephan Carpenter's introduction of an 8-string guitar, and some serious Meshuggah-worshipping riffs. Chino fully exploring his range and harmonizing skills, Frank Delgado's keyboards / DJ-ing adding some incredible mind-bending depth and ambiance, while drummer Abe Cunningham and new bassist Sergio Vega's poly-rhythmic foundation somehow glued it all together. That the band was able to pull it from the depths of such a horrible situation, is even more of a testament to how good this band truly is. Crushingly heavy, beautiful, passionate, real, Diamond Eyes is my album of the year.


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0 Jen Guyre New Media Web Content/ Editorial Manager

jen

Highlights

Jesu - Heartache & Dethroned

Mouth of the Architect - The Violence Beneath EP

Dillinger Escape Plan - Option Paralysis

Kylesa - Spiral Shadow

Alcest - Ecailles de Lune

Coliseum - House With a Curse

Barn Burner - Bangers

Priestess - Prior to the Fire

Agalloch - Marrow of the Spirit

Deftones - Diamond Eyes

Deftones - Diamond Eyes

From start to finish this album is amazing. It takes you on a journey where each time you listen to it you find something new and exciting, and each time you listen to it you swear a different song is your new favorite song.


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3 Joel O’Keeffe Airbourne Frontman

joel

Highlights

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Mojo

Jerry Lee Lewis - Last Man Standing

AC/DC - Backtracks

RATT - Infestation

Bruce Springsteen - The Promise

Lynyrd Skynyrd - God & Guns

Kiss - Sonic Boom

The Poor - Round One

Slash - Slash

meatloaf

Meat Loaf - Hang Cool Teddy Bear

This album really is one of the greatest albums ever to blast out of a stereo, Bat Out Of Hell got me arrested for speeding so there's no telling what laws I'll break with this one.


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0 Leif Covington Creative Manager

leif covington

Highlights

Ceremony - Rohnert Park

Slices - Crusing

D.E.R. - Quando A Esperanca Desaba

Defeatist - Sixth Extinction

Integrity - The Blackest Curse

Batillus/Hallowed Butchery - Split 7

Coliseum - House With A Curse

Society Nurse - Junk Existence 7

Twin Stumps - Seedbed

nails

Nails - Unsilent Death

A 14-minute LP that combines the Entombed guitar tone with blast beats -- it's almost a perfect record.


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