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Jazz Charts CMJ 1270

After an amazing week in the CMJ festival in NY it was time to come back to the redwoods of paradise. So many new artists, people, and things to do, CMJ is not an event to miss to discover new artists. Here are the week’s jazz charts, thanks to all the jazz DJ’s who help make this possible.
Top 10 Charts
1 LIONEL LOUEKE  Karibu Blue Note
2 JOSH NELSON Discoveries Steel Bird
3 UPTOWN VOCAL JAZZ QUARTET Hustlin’ For A Gig Virginia Carr
4 GRANT GEISSMAN Bop! Bang! Boom! Futurism
5 KAT PARRA Las Aventuras De Pasion! JazzMa
6 VICTOR WOOTEN Sword And Stone Compass-Vix
7 JOY MOVER Joy Mover joy mover
8 MARC JOHNSON AND ELIANE ELIAS Swept Away ECM
9 AMIKAEYLA Being In Love RootsJazz
10 AKIKO TSURUGA Sakura American Showplace
Adds
Gonzalo Beraga Quartet Simplicated Self Released/Kuumbwa Jazz
Acoustic Alchemy Roseland Concord/Kuumbwa Jazz
Etienne Charles Quintet Kaiso Culture Shock/Kuumbwa Jazz
Jason Robinson Tiresian Symmetry Cuniform Records
Living By Lanterns New Myth/Old Science Cuniform Records
Craig Chaquico Fire Red Moon Blind Pig Records
Deanna Bogart Pianoland Blind Pig Records
Christian Scott Christian Atunde Adjuah Concord
David Bixler The Nearest Exit May Be Inside Your Head Jazz Dog
Pharez Whitted For the People Origin Records
Della By Moonlight Nichol and Farquharson Kari-On
Louis Durra Rocket Science Kari-On
Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet Hustil’ for a Gig Kate Smith
The Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Big Band Ritmo! Groov Mktg
Tara Linda Torch and Sass Lisa Reedy
Todd Marcus Inheritance Mitchell Feldman Associates
Jeff Holmes Of One’s Own Jeff Holmes Music
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Loud Rock Charts: 10/30

Consider this: during any other year, almost every single album listed below would be an album of the year, and at the very least a top 5 record. However, 2012 isn’t just any other year. I’ve said this time and time again, but this is quite arguably the greatest single year in recent loud rock history. It doesn’t get better than this folks. Oh wait, yes it does: Deftones’ newest record drops in 2 weeks. Still unconvinced?

1 NEUROSIS Honor Found In Decay Neurot
2 GEOFF TATE Kings And Thieves Century
3 KAMELOT Silverthorn SPV
4 EARLY GRAVES Red Horse No Sleep
5 PARKWAY DRIVE Atlas Epitaph

 

 

1 CONVERGE All We Love We Leave Behind Epitaph
2 ENSLAVED Riitiir Nuclear
3 METALOCALYPSE: DETHKLOK Dethalbum III Cartoon Network
4 ABIOTIC Symbiosis Metal Blade
5 MOTORHEAD The World Is Ours, Vol. 2: Anyplace Crazy As Anywhere Else UDR
6 DOWNFALL OF GAIA Suffocating In The Swarm Of Cranes Metal Blade
7 WINTERSUN Time Nuclear Blast
8 BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME The Parallax II: Future Sequence Metal Blade
9 HAARP MACHINE Disclosure Sumerian
10 ALL DINOSAURS Rules Of Civility And Decent Behavior Self-Released

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Loud Rock Charts: 10/23

This week in metal comes some very interesting releases. Wintersun’s newest album that was 6 years in the making, Time I, dropped last Friday. Can it live up to more than half a decade’s worth of hype?

Another notable release  is one of Sumerian’s latest signed bands, The Haarp Machine, who are touring alongside fellow labelmates The Faceless this fall.

1 WINTERSUN Time Nuclear Blast
2 HAARP MACHINE Disclosure Sumerian
3 SYLOSIS Monolith Nuclear Blast
4 ABIOTIC Symbiosis Metal Blade
5 THE SWORD Apocryphon Razor And Tie

 

 

1 VISION OF DISORDER The Cursed Remain Cursed Candlelight
2 ENSLAVED Riitiir Nuclear
3 THIS OR THE APOCALYPSE Dead Years eOne
4 CONVERGE All We Love We Leave Behind Epitaph
5 DOWNFALL OF GAIA Suffocating In The Swarm Of Cranes Metal Blade
6 BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME The Parallax II: Future Sequence Metal Blade
7 METALOCALYPSE: DETHKLOK Dethalbum III Cartoon Network
8 CASPIAN Waking Season Triple Crown
9 DAYLIGHT DIES A Frail Becoming Candlelight
10 GLAMOUR OF THE KILL Summoning eOne

 

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Loud Rock Charts: 10/9

I think now is a very worthwhile time to point out the amazing upcoming metal albums that are dropping in this metallest of months. The list is as follows: BTBAM, Daylight Dies, Enslaved, Dethklok, Downfall of Gaia, Converge, Sylosis, Wintersun, Behold the Arctopus, and of course Neurosis. I’m sure I’ve forgotten many, but it’s hard to keep track when there have been no less than 25 albums released this year that, on their own, could probably win an Album of the Year award or two. Seriously, how good of a year is 2012 shaping up to be for us headbanging metalheads? We better enjoy it while we can, because it definitely won’t last forever…


CHARTS
1 ENSLAVED Riitiir Nuclear
2 CONVERGE All We Love We Leave Behind Epitaph
3 METALOCALYPSE: DETHKLOK Dethalbum III Cartoon Network
4 DOWNFALL OF GAIA Suffocating In The Swarm Of Cranes Metal Blade
5 DAYLIGHT DIES A Frail Becoming Candlelight

 

 

ADDS
1 BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME The Parallax II: Future Sequence Metal Blade
2 VISION OF DISORDER The Cursed Remain Cursed Candlelight
3 THIS OR THE APOCALYPSE Dead Years eOne
4 CHARIOT One Wing eOne
5 LOCAL H Hallelujah! I’m A Bum Slimstyle
6 CASPIAN Waking Season Triple Crown
7 STOLEN BABIES Naught no comment
8 GALLOWS Gallows Bridge 9
9 AS I LAY DYING Awakened Metal Blade
10 KATATONIA Dead End Kings Peaceville

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Loud Rock Charts: 10/2

School has officially started up again here at UCSC, and that means I’m  multi-tasking between classes, digging through the newest batch of Loud Rock sent to KZSC and trying to watch the NFL. Who would have thought the Arizona Cardinals would be 4-0 at this point? Here’s what should be in your ears during early October:

ADDS
1 BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME The Parallax II: Future Sequence Metal Blade
2 CASPIAN Waking Season
3 STEVE HARRIS British Lion UME
4 GLAMOUR OF THE KILL Summoning eOne
5 JUDGEMENT DAY Polar Shift Minus Head

 

CHARTS
1 THIS OR THE APOCALYPSE Dead Years eOne
2 VISION OF DISORDER The Cursed Remain Cursed Candlelight
3 KATATONIA Dead End Kings Peaceville
4 AS I LAY DYING Awakened Metal Blade
5 CHARIOT One Wing eOne
6 GALLOWS Gallows Bridge 9
7 STOLEN BABIES Naught no comment
8 LAST VEGAS Bad Decisions FrostByte
9 I AM WAR Outlive You All Razor and Tie
10 HARM The Nine FrostByte

 

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Loud Rock Charts: 9/25

TesseracT, known for being very finicky with their vocalists, have finally found their newest singer, Ashe O’Hara, who will hopefully be a more permanent addition than their last two. You can hear a snippet their newest song “Nocturne”, which showcases some of O’Hara’s talent. Here’s to a hopefully long and bright future for Ashe O’Hara and the rest of TesseracT!

ADDS
1 THIS OR THE APOCALYPSE Dead Years eOne
2 AMITY AFFLICTION Chasing Ghosts Roadrunner
3 BAD POWERS Bad Powers The End
4 RE-MACHINED Tribute To Deep Purple’s Machine Head Eagle Rock
5 ENGEL Blood Of Saints FrostByte
 

CHARTS
1 KATATONIA Dead End Kings Peaceville
2 VISION OF DISORDER The Cursed Remain Cursed Candlelight
3 AS I LAY DYING Awakened Metal Blade
4 THY WILL BE DONE Temple [EP] Self-Released
5 CHARIOT One Wing eOne
6 FACELESS Autotheism Sumerian
7 JUDAS PRIEST Screaming For Vengeance Legacy
8 ENCRUST From Birth To Soil Density
9 LAST VEGAS Bad Decisions FrostByte
10 I AM WAR Outlive You All Razor and Tie