2012 Album Releases

CD RELEASE OF STUDIO ALBUMS

First Half of 2012

Month

Date

Region

Artist

Album Title

Producer

Label

Jan

16

US

Enter Shikari

A Flash Flood of Colour

Dan Weller, Enter Shikari

Ambush Reality, Hopeless

24

US

Lamb of God

Resolution

Josh Wilbur

Epic, Roadrunner

US

Lacuna Coil

Dark Adrenaline

Don Gilmore

Century Media

30

UK

Ringo Starr

Ringo 2012

Ringo Starr

Hip-O

31

US

Feb

7

Silverstein

Short Songs

Jordan Valeriote

Hopeless

US

The Fray

Scars & Stories

Brendan O’Brien

Epic

Van Halen

A Different Kind of Truth

John Shanks, Ross Hogarth

Interscope

21

Apparatjik

Square Peg In a Round Hole

22

JP

The Cranberries

Roses

Stephen Street

Hostess Ent.

27

DE

Vertigo Berlin

RU

Soyuz Music

WW

Cooking Vinyl

28

CA

Gold Lake

US

Downtown

March

13

US

Say Anything

Anarchy, My Dear

Tim O’Heir

Equal Vision

Soulfly

Enslaved

Zeuss, Max Cavalera

Roadrunner

26

US

The Shins

Port of Morrow

James Mercer

Columbia

WW

Shinedown

Amaryllis

Rob Cavallo

Roadrunner

Iron Maiden

El Vivo! [DVD]

Kevin Shirley

EMI

27

US, CA

Universal

US

Shinedown

Amaryllis

Rob Cavallo

Atlantic

US

The All-American Rejects

Kids in the Street

Greg Wells

Interscope

The Mars Volta

Nocturniquet

US

The Used

Vulnerable

John Feldmann

Hopeless

April

4

UK

Lostprophets

Weapons

Ken Andrews

Epic

US

Fearless

10

UK, US

Halestorm

The Strange Case Of…

Howard Benson

Atlantic

11

JP

DragonForce

The Power Within

JVC

13

AUS

3Wise

AUS, DE, IRE

Train

California 37

Butch Walker, Team Espionage

Columbia, Sony

15

UK

UK

Dragon Force

The Power Within

Essential Music

16

EU

17

US

Roadrunner

US, CAN

Evans Blue

Graveyard of Empires

Trevor Kustiak

Sounds+Sights

US

Neon Trees

Picture Show

Mercury

US

Train

California 37

Butch Walker, Team Espionage

Columbia, Sony

23

Feeder

Generation Freakshow

Grant Nicholas

Big Teeth Music

24

US

Eve 6

Speak In Code

Don Gilmore

Fearless

US

Jack White

Blunderbuss

Jack White

Third Man, XL Rec, Columbia

25

JP

Marilyn Manson

Born Villain

Marilyn Manson, Chris Vrenna

Victor Ent.

27

DE

Universal

30

UK, WW

Cooking Vinyl

May

1

CAN

Marilyn Manson

Born Villain

Marilyn Manson, Chris Vrenna

Dine Alone

US

Cooking Vinyl

US

Various Artist

Avengers Assemble: Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture

Marvel Music, Hollywood

4

DE

Keane

Strangeland

Dan Grech-Marguerat, Keane

Island

7

UK

8

US

Interscope

US

Silversun Pickups

Neck Of The Woods

Jacknife Lee

Dangerbird

9

JP

Keane

Strangeland

Dan Grech-Marguerat, Keane

Island

11

AUS

DE

Tenacious D

Rize Of The Fenix

John Kimbrough

Sony

AUS, NZ

Garbage

Not Your Kind Of People

Garbage, Butch Vig, Billy Bush

Stunvolume

14

WW

UK

Tenacious D

Rize Of The Fenix

John Kimbrough

Columbia

15

US

US, CAN

Garbage

Not Your Kind Of People

Garbage, Butch Vig, Billy Bush

Stunvolume

16

JP

22

US

John Mayer

Born and Raised

John Mayer, Don Was

Columbia

US

Slash ft. Myles Kennedy, The Conspirators

Apocalyptic Love

Eric Valentine

Dik Hayd International

23

JP

Tenacious D

Rize Of The Fenix

John Kimbrough

Sony

June

12

US

Rush

Clockwork Angels

Rush, Nick Raskulinecz

Roadrunner

CAN

Anthem

19

US

The Smashing Pumpkins

Oceania

Billy Corgan

EMI

26

Maroon 5

Overexposed

Ryan Tedder, Benny Blanco, Max Martin, Shellback

A&M/Octone

Linkin Park

Living Things

Rick Rubin, Mike Shinoda

Warner Bros.

The Offspring

Days Go By

Bob Rock

Columbia

Second Half of 2012

Month

Date

Region

Artist

Album Title

Producer

Label

July

10

US

Serj Tankian

Harakiri

Serj Tankian

Reprise

US

POD

Murdered Love

Sonny Sandoval, Marcos Curiel, Traa Daniels, Wuv Bernardo

Razor & Tie

17

US

Soul Asylum

Delayed Reaction

Soul Asylum

429

August

14

US

In This Moment

Blood

Kevin Churko

Century Media

US

Yellowcard

Southern Air

Neal Avron

Hopeless

20

UK

The Darkness

Hot Cakes

Justin Hawkins, Dan Hawkins, Nick Brine

Wind-up

21

US

US

Bloc Party

Four

Alex Newport

Frenchkiss

US

Owl City

The Midsummer Station

Adam Young

Universal

US

Lynyrd Skynyrd

Last of a Dying Breed

Bob Marlette

Roadrunner

September

4

US

Matchbox Twenty

North

Matt Serletic

Atlantic

US

Imagine Dragons

Night Visions

Alex Da Kid

Interscope

7

IRE

The Script

#3

Danny O’Donoghue, Mark Sheehan

Phonogenic

10

UK

UK

The xx

Coexist

Jamie Smith

Young Turks

11

US

US

Dave Matthews Band

Away from the World

Steve Lilywhite

RCA

US

Hoobastank

Fight or Flight

Gavin Brown

Open E Ent.

US

NOFX

Self-Entitled

Bill Stevenson

Fat Wreck Chords

17

UK

The Killers

Battle Born

Steve Lilywhite, Damian Taylor, Daniel Lanois, Brendan O’Brien, Stuart Price

Vertigo

18

US

Island

US

Richie Sambora

Aftermath of the Lowdown

Luke Ebbin, Richie Sambora

Dangerbird

24

UK

Mumford & Sons

Babel

Markus Dravs

Island

25

US

Glassnote

US

Green Day

¡Uno!

Rob Cavallo, Green Day

Reprise

US

No Doubt

Push and Shove

Mark ‘Spike’ Stent

Interscope

28

UK, EU

Muse

The 2nd Law

Muse, Nero

WMG, Helium 3

October

2

US, CA

Warner Bros.

US

Papa Roach

The Connection

James Michael, John Feldmann

Eleven Seven

US

Three Days Grace

Transit of Venus

Don Gilmore

RCA

5

DE, AUT, SUI

Kiss

Monster

Paul Stanley, Greg Collins

UMG

8

EU

9

US, CA

US

Coheed and Cambria

The Afterman: Ascension

Coheed and Camrbria, Michael Birnbaum, Chris Bittner

Hundred Handed, Everything Evil

US

All Time Low

Don’t Panic

Mike Green

Hopeless

US

The Script

#3

Danny O’Donoghue, Mark Sheehan

Phonogenic

23

US

Stone Sour

House of Gold & Bones – Part 1

David Bottrill

Roadrunner

November

6

US

Aerosmith

Music from Another Dimension!

Jack Douglas, Steven Tyler, Joe Perry

Columbia

13

US

Green Day

¡Dos!

Rob Cavallo

Reprise

US

Deftones

Koi No Yokan

Nick Raskulinecz

US

Soundgarden

King Animal

Adam Kasper, Soundgarden

Seven Four/ Universal Republic

20

US

3 Doors Down

The Greatest Hits

Republic

December

11

US

Green Day

¡Tre!

Rob Cavallo

Reprise

US

Boys Like Girls

Crazy World

Martin Johnson

Columbia

US

Lifehouse

Almeria

Jude Cole

Geffen

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