New Releases: Marilyn Manson, Cold, Alkaline Trio, Third Eye Blind, Chimaira, George Clinton & More

While the new album opens by saying, “Everything’s been said before/ There’s nothing left to say anymore,” Marilyn Manson manages to squeeze out 13 more songs on the sleazy The Golden Age of Grotesque. The first single, “mOBSCENE,” utilizes the classic cheerleading lilt for what is usually “be aggressive, b-e aggressive,” but Manson twists it for his purposes into “be obscene.”

Also on the album are other smirking song titles like “Slutgarden,” “Use Your Fist and Not Your Mouth” and “Doll-Dagga Buzz-Buzz Ziggety-Zag.”

While Manson is busy in the Golden Age, Cold think it’s the Year of the Spider. The album, more melodic than efforts past, finds Scooter Ward singing about being a loner, a loser, a winner in his own mind, a good one, a bad one and a sick one with a smile.

Alkaline Trio use their emo-punk to say Good Mourning while Third Eye Blind release their third album, Out of the Vein, whose primary function is emotional bloodletting. The lyrics on the record stay pretty intently focused on a relationship gone wrong. Note: “Pretty intently” means 12 out of 14 songs.

Out Tuesday, May 13:

  • Affair – No Substitute (MTM)
  • Matti Alfonzetti – Machine (MTM)
  • Alkaline Trio – Good Mourning (Vagrant)
  • Bill Anderson – Classics (Varese)
  • Aria – Soldier Boy (Oh)
  • Alex Bach – Miles to Go (Orchard)
  • Beavershot – Beavershot (Raucous)
  • Biloxi – Right the Music (MTM)
  • Black Tape for a Blue Girl – With a Million Tear Stained Memories (Projekt)
  • Blue Epic – Love and Hate (EP, TVT)
  • Milton Brown and His Musical Brownies – Daddy of Western Swing (Proper Box)
  • Chimaira – Impossibility of Reason (Roadrunner)
  • Lucia Cifarelli – From the Land of Volcanos (Universal)
  • George Clinton – Six Degrees of P-Funk: The Best of George Clinton (Sony)
  • Cold – Year of the Spider (Interscope)
    Hear: The Leak: Cold – Year of the Spider

    Buy Now: Year of the Spider (Interscope)
  • Rusty Cooley – Rusty Cooley (Lion Music)
  • Paul Craver – Let the Music Play (Ripete)
  • Deadbolt – Haight Street Hippie Massacre (Headhunter)
  • Deadline – Back for More (Captain Oi!)
  • Sir Bald Diddley & His Wigouts – Man With Two Left Hands (Raucous)
  • The Duece Project – Stone Cold (Warner Bros.)
  • Dying Fetus – Stop at Nothing (Relapse)
  • Dysrhythmia – Pretest (Relapse)
  • John Eddie – Who the Hell Is John Eddie? (Universal)
  • Empire – Trading Souls (Lion Music)
  • FBC – Born to Hustle (Shot Callin)
  • Fiend – Can I Burn 2 (Fiend Entertainment)
  • Eternal Flame – King of the King (MTM)
  • The Forgotten/The Headaches – Split (People Like You)
  • Frantic Flintstones – EP Collection (Raucous)
  • Frolic – Beaten: The Black and Blue Album (Orchard)
  • Hirsh Gardner – Wasteland for Broken Hearts (MTM)
  • Dana Gillespie – Staying Power (Ace)
  • Griffin – Turn the Light On (Orchard)
  • The Guild League – Private Transport (Matinee)
  • Cornell Hurd – Live at Jovita’s: Don’t Quit Your Night Job (Behemoth)
  • Hybrid Freak Division – Non Conformative (Lion Music)
  • Ignition – Ignition (MTM)
  • Jadis – Fanatic (Inside Out Music)
  • King Drapes – King Drapes Stomp (Raucous)
  • Kuprij/Ferrigno/Leal – Promised Land (Lion Music)
  • The Liberty Ship – Northern Angel (EP, Matinee)
  • Love and Rockets – So Alive (Psychobaby)
  • Marilyn Manson – The Golden Age of Grotesque (Interscope)
    Read: “Marilyn Manson Hits Below The Belt On Grotesque New LP”
    Buy Now: The Golden Age of Grotesque (Interscope)
  • Marcel – You, Me and the Windshield (Universal)
  • Lars Eric Mattsson – Power Games (Lion Music)
  • Melodie Group – Updownaround (Matinee Recordings)
  • The Meteors – Psychobilly (People Like You)
  • Nasum – Helvete (Relapse)
  • Ohm – Ohm (Lion Music)
  • Franky Perez – Poor Man’s Son (Atlantic)
  • Jeff Potter & the Rhythm Agents – Rhythm Riot (Raucous)
  • Reckless Kelly – Under the Table and Above the Sun (Sugar Hill)
  • Ritual – Think Like a Mountain (Inside Out Music)
  • Lee Rocker – Upright and Kickin’ (Raucous)
  • Ruthless – Ruthless 4 Life (Dirty South)
  • Slur – Independence (Tarpit)
  • T-Rock – Defcon, Vol. 1: Lyrical Warfare (Secret Service Ent.)
  • Todd Snider – Near Truths and Hotel Rooms Live (Oh Boy)
  • Street Talk – Restoration (MTM)
  • Sweet Jimmie – I Still Got It (Orchard)
  • Los Tahures – Mi Borrachera (Sony)
  • Tennis – Laundromat (Sound Gizmo Audio)
  • Third Eye Blind – Out of the Vein (Elektra)
    Buy Now: Out of the Vein (Elektra)
  • 1349 Rykkinn – Brown Ring of Fury (Jester)
  • Pat Travers – P.T. Power Trio (Blues Bureau)
  • Deanna Varagona – All the Goodbyes Have Been Taken Hello (Gadfly)
  • Joop Walters – Workshop (Lion Music)
  • Weak – Weak (Orchard)
  • Lizz Wright – Salt (Verve)
  • Yo Gotti – Life (TVT)
  • Various artists – 26 Tracks (Ninth World Music)
  • Various artists – Hits of 1952 (Memoir)
  • Various artists – Circuit Party, Vol. 8 (SPG)
  • Various artists – Drew’s Famous Big Country Hits (Turn Up The Music)
  • Various artists – Old School Jams, Vol. 4 (SPG)
  • Various artists – Lowrider Oldies, Vol. 7-9: Cruisin Chrome Series (Thump)
  • Various artists – It’ll Come to You: The Songs of John Hiatt (Vanguard)
  • Various artists – Sk8erboy Rock, Vol. 1 and 2 (Critique)
  • Various artists – Xtasy: The First Roll (KMJ)

May 20:

May 27:

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June 10:

June 17:

  • Petey Pablo – Still Writing in My Diary: 2nd Entry (Jive)

June 24:

  • Gang Starr – The Ownerz (Virgin)

July 8:

July 15:

  • Macy Gray – The Trouble With Being Myself (Sony)