Saturday, 25 August 2012

New Releases - August 2012

Having recovered from a fantastic weekend at Bloodstock last week I have finally found time to summarise the releases for August 2012.  Strictly speaking one of them is a live album and one is a re-release of older material but all of them are released this month and all of them have been added to my music collection.

Eluveitie - The Early Years
Vocals, Flute & Hurdygurdy - Anna Murphy

Vocals & Fiddle - Meri Tadic

The Early Years incorporates the bands debut album Spirit along with a completely re-recorded version of their first EP.  I have not heard either of these releases previously so this will be a real treat for me.  The release marks the bands 10 year anniversary and builds from the release of their 5th album release, Helvetios early this year. I recently discovered that the band are supporting Sabaton on tour in the UK during November and have of course purchased tickets for the event.  I am stupidly excited about seeing Eluveitie live.

Tarja Turunen - Act I : Live in Rosario

This album is the first live audio/video release from Tarja and was filmed in March 2012 at the El Circulo Theatre in Rosario, Argentina.  The track listing is particularly impressive with a choice of DVD or Audio CD (or indeed both) to choose from to keep most Tarja fans very happy indeed.

Saturnian - Dimensions
Soprano Vocals: Lydia Bateman

Saturnian are an extreme symphonic metal band from the UK.  They release their debut album Dimensions this month; an album release certainly long awaited by me.  I first saw them live last August on the New Blood Stage at BOA11 and saw them again at BOA12 opening the festival on the Sophie Lancaster stage on the Thursday evening.