New Music Friday 5/17: Slash, Freedom, Shellac, Little Feat, Gatecreeper, Jasta, Aerosmith and more!

New Music Friday header for May 17th 2024 on KLBJFM Austin

May 17th, 2024 New Music Releases

Gotta admit to y’all, there’s too much new music!

The list is long today and we highly suggest you dig in over the weekend to discover your favorite new rock album!

Let’s dig in.

Slash – Orgy of the Damned

The Guns N’ Roses guitarist’s sixth solo album is out today, 5/17 with a plethora of guest musicians including Brian Johnson, Steven Tyler, Iggy Pop, Paul Rodgers, Chris Stapleton, Beth Hart, Gary Clark Jr., Billy EFFIN’ Gibbons, and so many more! If you’re in the mood for some blues rock, get your record player out and be sure to blast this one!

L.A. Lloyd had a chance to chat with Slash on LA Lloyd Rock 30 back in March about the album, and he had a few words to say about our local Austin superstar Gary Clarke Jr.! Check out the blog here if you missed it, and jam out to the cover of “Crossroads” from the collaboration below! Buy or stream the album here.


FREEDOM – Stay Free

Swedish Rockers FREEDOM released their newest album Stay Free today, and you can check out the official music video for “Tonight” below on youtube!

Everything you love about classic rock party ballads and harmonies with a kickin’ fun solo, you’ll find it all in their song “Tonight.”

How this band captures the vibe of “American Heartland Rock,” still escapes us, but we love it, and the video is plain ole fun! Check it out below and buy their tunes here!

SHELLAC – All to Trains

It would be wrong not to tip the hat to a man who has had a hand in hundreds upon hundreds of bands and music over the years who recently left this world on May 8th at the young age of 61.

Here’s a video of the songs The Girl from Outside & My Black Ass from Hard Hit Magazine in 2023 where his noise rock band Shellac played a new song off the album All To Trains, released today on 5/17.

Buy their album here

R.I.P. Legend.

Little Feat – Sam’s Place

Sam’s Place is the first blues album of Little Feat‘s career, and first album they’ve released in 12 years. It covers from material from Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon, Little Walter, Howlin’ Wolf and more.

“Little Feat have composed an album that is their love letter to the blues.” Check out the official music video for “Can’t be Satisfied,” below, written by blues legend Muddy Waters.

It has Sam Clayton on lead vocals, Bill Payne on piano, Kenny Gradney on bass, Fred Tackett on electric guitar, Scott Sharrard on slide guitar, and Tony Leone on drums.

You can find the album here for purchase!


Kerry King – From Hell I Rise

The first solo record from Slayer guitarist, Kerry King is out today, 5/17 and you can preview the title track of the same name on Youtube below!

The lineup on the album includes King, Bostaph, Death Angel vocalist Mark Osegueda, Hellyeah bassist Kyle Sanders, and Vio-lence and former Machine Head guitarist Phil Demmel (Check out this review from Highway81)

Buy the new album here!


Gatecreeper – Dark Superstition

Check out “Caught in the Threads” off the new album from Gatecreeper below, and be sure to tune in to Midnight Metal on KLBJ every weeknight ast midnight for more rockin’ tunes every week with Chuck.

Buy Gatecreeper’s new album here


Jasta – And Jasta For All (Perseverance)

Jamey Jasta is an American vocalist, best known as the lead singer of metalcore band Hatebreed (for over THIRTY years) and sludge metal band Kingdom of Sorrow.

You can find Hatebreed playing here in ATX next weekend at the BIG TEXAS METAL FEST… Interested in attending the weekend of metal mayhem in Austin? You can enter for a chance to win tickets on our contest page, or tune in to Midnight Metal with Chuck for more chances to win a pair!

Since it’s 2024, and not all of you are here for the metal music, we’ll just put the link here if you want to check out the song “Suicidality,” instead of embedding.



Aerosmith Get Your Wings (Vinyl Reissue)

Pink FloydAnimals 2018 Remix: Dolby Atmos (Blu-ray/digital)
Robin TrowerBridge of Sighs (4CD 50th anniversary edition)
Find more classic rock music releases here


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