It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas (and holiday season in general) around the office here in New York. Not only are there mini-trees on desks, white lights strung about and tacky Christmas sweaters coming out, but our entire team (from the UK to Tel Aviv to Australia) is here for the week! Talk about full-on Orchard cheer being spread. While our office is buzzing with holiday fun, there are still Freeloader goodies to be had!
Album stream of the week goes to Termanology. He calls for fellow rappers, producers and listeners to let the music do the talking, to ‘Shut Up and Rap,’ plain and simple. In this sixteen-track release, there’s as much old-school swag as new-age spit throughout. And although you may not be as familiar with the long list of collaborators, they’re equally as on top of the game as Termanology himself.
Moving right along, there’s only one track in this week’s Freeloader Friday, and it should be quite obvious as to why. The greatest Florida Riff-Metal band around, Torche (duh), is expected to release their new album next year, and they’ve put out a nothing-short-of spectacular track this week. It’s one that will crush you with every ball-busting guitar roar.
And with that, we’re left with a slew of videos to be seen and heard. Have a go at Blind Guardian’s lyric video, perfectly set to a Middle Earth (kind-of) graphic story. Next, watch some of Rock n’ Roll’s greatest (from Journey, Night Ranger and Whitesnake) come together for an extraordinary classic. Then catch-up with Frontier Ruckus from the backs of their skateboards and top it all off with Literature’s beautifully psychedelic surge of street scenes and florals.
It’s a short one, folks, but we’ve gotta get out of here soon for our Holiday Office Party. But this should be all you need to get you through the weekend (and the Santacon festivities)!
Termanology: Full album stream via XXL
Shut Up And Rap out now on Brick Records
Torche: “Minions” track premiere via YouTube
Restarter out February 24 on Relapse Records
Blind Guardian: “Twilight of the Gods” lyric video premiere via Blabbermouth
Beyond The Red Mirror out February 3 on Nuclear Blast
Revolution Saints: “Turn Back Time” official music video premiere via YouTube
Revolution Saints out 2/24 on Frontiers
Frontier Ruckus: “The Splendid World” official music video premiere via Paste
Sitcom Afterlife out now on Quite Scientific Records
Literature: “New Jacket” official music video premiere via Wondering Sound
Chorus out now on Slumberland Records