Continuing with our new year and new music theme, today we’d like to highlight a few awesome new albums coming out in 2014. Some huge bands are ready to spoil us all with brand new music over the next 12 months, so we thought we’d highlight what’s on our radar and get the hype train rolling!
Here’s a sample of a few great new albums out in 2014…
You Me At Six – Cavalier Youth
Release Date: January 27
They’re back, and this time they’re aiming to be bigger than ever. You Me At Six have finally finished up on their latest album and they haven’t scaled down their ambition. Cavalier Youth is being tipped to make the band more popular than ever and their new single “Lived A Lie” is a brilliant sign of things to come. The year sure is starting with a bang and come festival season, all the anthems should be permanently ingrained in fan’s heads, ready to scream out loud. This new album will make You Me At Six worldwide superstars!
Within Temptation – Hydra
Release Date: January 31
The dutch symphonic metal band, partnered up with new record label Nuclear Blast, are due to release their brand new album Hydra sooner than you might think. Lead single “Paradise (What About Us?)” features Tarja Turunen, former lead singer of Nightwish, and new track Dangerous includes ex Killswitch Engage singer Howard Jones, setting expectations for Hydra pretty high. But fans of Within Temptation probably won’t have to worry too much about the band’s music losing any edge because they’ve been consistently great their whole career, and that probably won’t change with this record.
Architects – Lost Forever // Lost Together
Release Date: March 11
2014 will see the return of British hardcore band Architects, and their new album Lost Forever // Lost Together will be released under their new record label Epitaph. The band are returning to their heavier metalcore roots and aiming to write plenty of songs that are best heard when screamed out loud live on stage. This is all perfectly timed for their big European tour and inevitable festival appearances, and should most certainly please their passionate fanbase. We can’t wait until March 11 to hear what they’ve come up with!
Blink 182 – TBA
Release Date: Unknown
The hugely popular punk band have been working tirelessly in the studio and this year we might all get the chance to hear some brand new songs from Blink 182. “We’re hoping to head into the studio next year [and to have the] album out in late spring/early summer,” said bassist Mark Hoppus to Kerrang! magazine in 2013. With a headline slot at Reading and Leeds already already confirmed, you can bet the band will want to air those new songs they’ve been working on. Long term fans especially won’t be able to contain themselves when then new record becomes available.
Foo Fighters – TBA
Release Date: Unknown
One of the biggest bands in the world aren’t taking it too easy, and the Foo Fighters are currently working on a new record for 2014. Good guy of rock Dave Grohl told radio station XFM, “we have been in our studio writing… and we are going to make this album in a way that no-one’s ever done before and we’re pretty excited about it… I think next year is going to be a really big year for the Foo Fighters, without question.” This news should make Foo fans very excited indeed, and the band have never been less than excellent with their music. So keep your eyes peeled because surely the former Nirvana drummer and his crew won’t be keeping us in suspense for too much longer.
This is just a small sampling of what you can expect from 2014 so far. Of course there are many more albums not mentioned here, such as rumoured releases from bands like AC/DC, Enter Shikari & Linkin Park. 2014 is looking pretty sweet and as the year goes on there’ll be plenty of surprises for all Blue Banana fans to enjoy. So stay sharp, because this year is definitely gonna rock!
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