In addition to all the new albums being released today, we are also getting a very cool album stream and two new tracks to preview from bands with releases coming in the next two months.
First, an album stream from the mighty Dillinger Escape Plan whose new album Option Paralysis comes out next week. You can stream the album in its entirety on the band's Myspace page and also pre-order the new album in a few different physical formats. The packaging is pretty inventive and well worth the $$$ if you are a collector type who loves that kind of thing.
Second, the Deftones have released another new track from their forthcoming album Diamond Eyes. This time it is the title track and unsurprisingly it is completely awesome (but be forewarned that the sound quality is a bit lacking...I'm guessing this is probably a leak):
If you missed the first single that was released, "Rocket Skates", then here is the official video:
Third and last but not least, Ratt continue to defy logic by releasing another song from their new album that is actually GOOD. I could hardly believe it when I heard the first single and enjoyed it, but this second song is beginning to make me think that Ratt may have actually written a killer record. I've heard from a few friends whose opinions I trust that have heard the entire thing that it is a terrific album, but I'm still slightly skeptical. Guess we'll all find out when it is released next month.