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Love Your Vinyl Albums? Laser Record Player Plays the Music and Doesn’t Touch!

With the return of the vinyl album (even if I argue that it didn't really go away), lots of people are buying cheap turntables to listen to the new albums they bought on Record Store Day. But those cheap things are bad for the albums, digging into the grooves.

Even good turntables will eventually destroy the albums you listen to, since it's a sharp diamond needle dragging across the vinyl.

But now, if you have the money...okay, a LOT of money, you can listen to your LPs on a laser turntable from ELP (not the 70s prog band).

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Three Days Grace Releases ‘Human Race’ Lyric Video to Prepare Us for Their New Album [Video]

The new Three Days Grace album, Human, comes out next Tuesday, and to prepare us for the new release, the band has released a new song to get us ready. The song is called 'Human Race', and it's a bit different than the last two songs they've sent us from the new album.

'Human Race' is a lot more moody, and has more synth sounds in it than either 'I Am Machine' or 'Painkiller'.

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Brad Walst From Three Days Grace Calls WGRD to Talk About the New Album ‘Human’ [Video]

Three Days Grace is ready to release their new album, Human, on March 31st, and they've been riding high with the success of both 'Painkiller', and 'I Am Machine' over the last year.

To get Grand Rapids ready for the new album, Brad called in to talk to me about the new album, how the songs got written, and how touring affected the songs:

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Albums Will Start Coming Out on Fridays Everywhere This Summer

After retailers, musicians' unions, labels and other groups met to discuss album releases and piracy, it's been decided that beginning this summer, albums will come out on the same day everywhere.

Instead of new music coming out on Tuesdays in the U.S., albums will be released on Fridays beginning this summer.

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Shinedown Is Four Weeks Into Recording New Album!

Shinedown hit its Twitter feed today to let everyone know that the band is officially four weeks into the recording of its fifth album, and that it should be out by the end of July, beginning of August!

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Godsmack’s 4th 1000HP Behind the Scenes Video is Up!

Godsmack's new album, 1000HP, is coming very soon, and they've been releasing a cool series of videos showing some behind the scenes footage from the writing and recording of the new album.

If you haven't seen any of them yet, we've got them all here at WGRD.com for you!

Here's the 4th video in the series, covering their producer, that guy from Ugly Kid Joe, Dave Fortman.

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Godsmack ’1000HP’ Studio Episode 2 [Video]

Godsmack's new album, 1000HP, comes out in a few weeks, on Aug. 5.

Every week, the band is releasing behind the scenes footage from the making of the album!

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Go Behind the Scenes with Godsmack Making ’1000HP’ [Video]

Godsmack's new album, 1000HP, comes out on Aug. 5, and for the next few weeks the band is going to be releasing some video footage from the rehearsing and recording of the new album!

Sully kicks this first episode off, with a rewind to the beginnings of construction for their new HQ and recording space.  They built a new place with a kitchen, living room, recording/jam room and storage for all their stuff.

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Seether Releases New Single and Album Details; Listen Now

The wait is over...Seether have been teasing an announcement for today, and here it is:

The new Seether album is titled "Isolate & Medicate" and will come out July 1.

And to prepare you for the new CD, they released their first single, "Words As Weapons," which you can listen to right now!  

This is Seether's first new album since 2011, "Holding Onto Strings Better Left to Fray"; and is its first on release on its new label Concord Records.

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Watch Avenged Sevenfold’s Animated Series for ‘Hail to the King’ [Video]

Avenged Sevenfold doesn't only have a huge new album -- its first with a new drummer. The band also has a mobile video game and an animated web series to go more into detail on the whole "Haill to the King" album story. 

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