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Tracks Of The Week

The best new music, every Friday on TeamRock

Join us as we stride with unerring purpose through rock's bountiful orchard to twist six of the tastiest rock offerings from the vine...

CROSSFAITH – Wildfire
Skindred frontman Benji Webbe joins the Osaka electro metallers for this explosive track, taken from their 2015 album, Xeno. This four-minute song combines myriad genres with all the subtlety of a brick to the teeth and deserves repeated listens.

H2O – True Romance
New York hardcore punks aren’t known for their romantic songs, so this must be the most schmaltzy they’ve ever been – this video for True Romance from their Use Your Voice full-length features a torrent of snapshots of cute couples – all of whom are fans of the band and who sent their pictures in. Punk with a soppy side. Who knew? Gets you right in the feels.

BUCKCHERRY – The Feeling Never Dies (featuring Gretchen Wilson)
Taking a break from their high-octane riffola, Buckcherry have roped country singer Gretchen Wilson in for a reworked version of this country duet. It’s probably the most sweet song the California rockers' arsenal, but don’t hold that against them. After all, we all need a little tenderness in our lives sometimes. Yes, even singing canvas Josh Todd.

RICKY WARWICK – Celebrating Sinking
The Thin Lizzy/Black Star Riders frontman has ventured out on his own recently, and his forthcoming album – the epically titled When Patsy Cline Was Crazy (And Guy Mitchell Sang the Blues) – features this gem of a rock’n’roll anthem that’s all about love, loss and redemption.

JOHN CARPENTER – Distant Dream
Who doesn’t love all those self-composed themes that director John Carpenter uses in his horror films? This is one that didn’t make it, but it’s hard to understand why – it’s creepy, terrifying and intense in equal measure. Taken from the veteran movie maker’s second album of lost themes – Lost Themes II – it might even rival famous Halloween soundtrack.

TOM WAITS – The Soul Of A Man
A new Tom Waits song is always cause for celebration, even if, as in this case, it’s a cover. Taken from God Don’t Never Change: The Songs Of Blind Willie Johnson, a tribute to the legendary bluesman, Waits has stamped – or perhaps stomped – his own eccentric and distinctive mark onto the tune, but kept the spirit of the original very much alive.

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