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Return of the old
Acclaimed English heavy metal band Black Sabbath is releasing its first studio album since 1995 on June 10 and fans of the original group will be delighted to find out that this album, "13," marks the return of original singer and bassist Ozzy Osbourne and Geezer Butler, respectively. With the addition of original guitarist Tony Iommi, "13" is the first studio recording with these three members since 1998. It isn't a surprise then that online music guide service AllMusic rightfully calls it "unexpectedly brilliant, apocalyptic and essential for any die-hard metal fan."
Jimmy Eat World
"Damage," the eighth album by rock band Jimmy Eat World, is up for sale on June 11. Exploring relationship issues with a more mature perspective than in previous albums, according to member Jim Adkins, "Damage" offers great material that many will be able to relate to in the coming months. What marks a much bigger change with this album, however, is Jimmy Eat World's departure from indie labels with its new recording contract with record company Dine Alone Records. While it will be interesting to see how this difference might affect the new music, the already released lead single "I Will Steal You Back" suggests that "Damage" will offer plenty of the catchiness that fans have come to love about the band.
The new albums in the coming weeks are as diverse as Blair so whatever your plans this summer, you will be sure to find music that matches both your taste and the direction you are headed.
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