New Releases: Gratitude, Black Label Society, The Kills, John Digweed & More

Also due Tuesday are albums from Guapo, Kasabian and Sam Prekop.

Rock is ruling the new releases list this week, with albums by emo-rockers Gratitude, metal's Black Label Society and London indie-rockers the Kills.

Gratitude, featuring ex-Far frontman Jonah Matranga on lead vocals, release their debut, self-titled album, a raw, bare-bones rock effort led by the single "Drive Away."

Zakk Wylde gets back to his hard-rock soul with the new Black Label Society album, Mafia. The follow-up to 2004's Hangover Music, which was mostly acoustic, takes the sound back to BLS' thumping metal roots while also featuring two piano-driven ballads.

Gritty punk-infused duo the Kills release their sophomore album, No Wow. A stripped-down, aggressive rock effort, No Wow follows 2003's debut, Keep on Your Mean Side.

England's Kasabian release their energetic, pop-infused self-titled debut in the U.S. this week, led by the single "Club Foot," while Toronto's indie-pop outfit the Stars release their third album, Set Yourself on Fire.

Also out this week are albums by the Bravery's tour partners, Ash (Meltdown), DJ John Digweed (Fabric 20), and Sam Prekop (Who's Your New Professor).

Out Tuesday, March 8:

  • 50 Foot Wave - Golden Ocean (ThrowingMusic/BMG)

  • Above This Fire - In Perspective (Life Sentence)
  • AK-Momo - Return to N.Y. (Parasol)

  • Alove for Enemies - The Harvest (Facedown)
  • Alston - Voodoo for Fun and Profit (Repossession)

  • Alter Boys - The Exotic Sounds of the Alter Boys (Lumberjack)

  • Amazing Pilots - Hello, My Captor (Undertow)
  • Nic Armstrong & the Thieves - The Greatest White Liar (New West)

  • Ash - Meltdown (Record Collection)

  • Asphalt Jungle - Enjoy This Trip (Hypnotic)
  • Black Label Society - Mafia (Artemis)
    Read: "Zakk Wylde Rips Blind Followers On 'Just Another Black Label Society Record'"

  • Boom Bip - Blue Eyed in the Red Room (Warp)
  • Lynn Bryant - Woman Enough (Infinity Music)
  • Eddie Bush - Eddie Bush (Infinity Music)
  • Brad Byrd - The Ever Changing Picture (Free Agency)

  • Deanna Carter - The Story of My Life (Vanguard)
  • Combichrist - Everybody Hates You (Metropolis)
  • Chris Cotton - I Watched the Devil Die (Yellow Dog)

  • Des_Ark - Loose Lips Sink Ships (Lumberjack)
  • Devil in a Woodpile - In Your Lonesome Town (Bloodshot)

  • John Digweed - Fabric 20 (Studio Distribution)
  • The Disease - Dyslexic Experts in Reverse Psychology (Alone)

  • DJ Revolution - The ABC's of High Fidelity (Studio Distribution)

  • Elanors - A Year to Demonstrate (Parasol)
  • Tommy Emmanuel - Endless Road (Favored Nations)

  • Evens - The Evens (Dischord)

  • Forever Changed - Need to Feel Alive (Floodgate)

  • French Toast - In a Cave (Dischord)

  • Full Scale - Full Scale (Columbia)

  • Reeves Gabrels - Rockonica (Favored Nations)
  • Jay Geils - Jay Geils Plays Jazz (Stony Plain)
  • Gratitude - Gratitude (Atlantic)
    Buy Now: Gratitude (Atlantic)

  • Guapo - Black Oni (Ipecac)

  • Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion - Exploration (New West)

  • Hot Club of San Francisco - Postcards from Gypsyland (Lost Wax Music)

  • Icarus Witch - Roses on White Lace (Cleopatra)
  • Into the Moat - The Design (Metal Blade)
  • Kaddisfly - Buy Our Intention; We'll Buy You a Unicorn (Hopeless)

  • Kaos - Hello Stranger (Studio Distribution)
  • Kasabian - Kasabian (RCA)

  • Kills - No Wow (RCA)

  • Kings of Tomorrow - Trouble (Studio Distribution)

  • Jimmy LaFave - Blue Nightfall (Red House)
  • Living Legends - Classic (Basement/Legendary Music)

  • Luciano & Sizzla - Jah Warrior III (Penitentiary)

  • Mando Diao - Hurricane Bar (Mute)

  • Milton Mapes - Blacklight Trap (Undertow)
  • Amy Miles - Noble Hatch (Redeye Distribution)
  • Thee Missouri - In Voodoorama (Blue Disguise)
  • Monade - A Few Steps More (Beggars Banquet)
  • Craig Morgan - My Kind of Livin' (BBR)

  • Our Turn - Catch Your Breath (Youngblood)
  • Over It - Silverstrand (Lobster)

  • Paint It Black - Paradise (Jade Tree)
  • Julius Papp - Heartbeat 2 (Studio Distribution)

  • Pigeon John - Sings the Blues! (Basement)
  • Pit er Pat - Shakey (Thrill Jockey)

  • Pitch Black - This Is Modern Sound (Revelation)
  • Sam Prekop - Who's Your New Professor (Thrill Jockey)

  • Nelson Rangell - My American Songbook Vol. 1 (Koch)

  • Duke Robillard and Ronnie Earl - The Duke Meets the Earl (Stony Plain)

  • Secret Garden - Earthsongs (Universal Classics)
  • Sarah Sharp - Fourth Person (Redeye Distribution)

  • Soilwork - Stabbing the Drama (Nuclear Blast)
  • Stars - Set Yourself on Fire (Arts & Crafts)
  • Rhonda Vincent & the Rage - Ragin' Live (Rounder)

  • Winter Solstice - The Fall of Rome (Metal Blade)
  • Various artists - Acoustic Tribute to Tim McGraw (Tribute Sounds)

  • Various artists - Fastlife Music Presents Code of the Streets (Fastlife)

  • Various artists - The Guitar Tribute to Boston (Tribute Sounds)

  • Various artists - Hip-Hop Tribute to Metallica (Tribute Sounds)
  • Various artists - Hitmakers: The String Quartet Tribute to the Matrix

  • (Vitamin)

  • Various artists - The Kings of Funk, Compiled by RZA and Keb Darge (Studio Distribution)

  • Various artists - Latin Empire (Independent Music)

  • Various artists - Louie Vega Presents Dance Ritual (Studio Distribution)

  • Various artists - Love Song: The Piano Tribute to the Cure (Vitamin)

  • Various artists - Pickin' on Tracy Byrd (CMH)
  • Various artists - Return to Glory 1 (True Life Jazz)

  • Various artists - Revive the Soul (Revive the Soul)

  • Various artists - Smooth Sax Tribute to Alicia Keys (Tribute Sounds)

  • Various artists - Smooth Sax Tribute to Shania Twain (Tribute Sounds)

  • Various artists - Soul Piano Tribute to Anita Baker (Tribute Sounds)

  • Various artists - The String Quartet Tribute to Rush's 2112 (Vitamin)

  • Various artists - The String Quartet Tribute to Switchfoot (Vitamin)

  • Various artists - Violently: The String Quartet Tribute to Björk

  • (Vitamin)

  • DVD: Bob Dylan - "Bob Dylan World Tours 1966-1974: Through the Camera of Barry Feinstein" (Music Video Distributors)

  • DVD: Beth Hart - "Live at Paradiso" (Koch)

  • DVD: Jin - "The Making of a Rap Star" (Image Entertainment)

  • DVD: Leatherface - "Boat in the Smoke" (Music Video Distributors)

  • DVD: Mike + the Mechanics & Paul Carrack - "Live at Shepherd's Bush London"

  • (Eagle Rock)

  • DVD: Pepper - "Live" (Volcom Entertainment)

  • DVD: Usher - "The Glamorous Life" (Chrome Dreams)

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