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Post Bands/artists with frustratingly low output.....
Ok, this is about bands/artists that take their sweet ass time putting albums out. Here is my criteria:


1)No reformations. The band/artist has to be technically active over a significant period of time (i.e 10 years +) even when they aren't releasing much new material. This disqualifies bands that break up and reform constantly like Life of Agony, for example.

2)No side projects



GUNS N ROSES: This is an obvious one. Most people here don't seem to care for Chinese Democracy, but I'd definitely like to hear new material, regardless of whether Slash and Duff are involved. Axl essentially pissed away two potentially good decades becoming the Howard Hughes of rock instead of getting down to business. He doesn't appear to be in any rush to release new music either. It's almost as if he is scared to, like it will further tarnish his legacy or something. But since GNR's legacy has actually grown with time, it seems like a wasted opportunity to do nothing but tour.

PORTISHEAD: Portishead would have to be one of the most unproductive bands of the last few decades. They have only released three albums in 24 years and one live album. On the plus side, all of their studio albums are excellent, so their lack of output has allowed them to maintain a truly flawless discography, which is certainly great from a reputation standpoint. From the point of view of fans though, it's perhaps less encouraging.

It has already been 10 years since the release of Third, amazingly, and there is no new album in sight. At this rate the gap between Third and their next album will be greater than the gap between the former and their eponymous, if it ever arrives.


I also wish Danzig would release music more often, but I understand why he doesn't. He was very productive during his prime so I don't get the feeling that I'm missing out on much. He releases music when he feels inspired to do so. It also gives me something to look forward to.

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Thorns.

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What's the status with Thorns now? They haven't released an album since 2001, which is their only one to date.

I wanted to add Zeni Geva, since they haven't released an album since 2001, but it seems like K.K Null just considers them like a side project now rather than his main focus like they were 20 years ago.

Oxbow also haven't released an album since 2007, although their new one is due in two months.

Bands that don't make a living off their music are in a slightly different category. They don't frustrate me because they are simply time poor due to having to work 'real' jobs and/or raising kids.

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Post Re: Bands/artists with frustratingly low output.....
Repulsion and Operation Ivy. Although it only applies to when they were actually around. I certainly wouldn't want either of them to release anything now.


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VAN HALEN: Just two albums in 20 years, and one of them was bad while the other was mostly comprised of old demo songs revamped.

Eddie had problems with cancer and alcohol which no doubt impacted negatively on his productivity, but it's still hard to justify the lack of output over such an extended time period.

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Post Re: Bands/artists with frustratingly low output.....
^ Are you frustrated by it though? Would you want more 2000s/ 20-teens VH albums?


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Tool.


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Do The Ruins of Beverast count? The guy behind the band really seems to take his time releasing music...not that I love the band but I still think Rain Upon the Impure is fantastic.

Virgin Steele haven't been very productive the last 17 years. Interestingly enough the music has also gone downhill once they stopped releasing so much music in very little years.


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Ruins of bevarast released an EP recently and they are performing live these days, their output has increased over the past few years.

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ChrisLiebing wrote:
Tool.


To be fair between 2007 and now they were stuck in some fairly ugly legal brouhaha that they've only recently got themselves out of now.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/ ... 6-20140715


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Jimmy Page. He seems to be more interested in re-re-re-re-mastering Led Zeppelin's back catalogue than releasing new music. His last (and only) solo album is Outrider from 1988. 1993, if you count the Coverdale/Page collaboration.

Roger Waters hasn't released anything new since Amused To Death in 1992.

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Ruins of bevarast released an EP recently and they are performing live these days, their output has increased over the past few years.


Oh I forgot to mention those things, yeah. I've also read a new album is suppose to come out this year.


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ChrisLiebing wrote:
Tool.



I would have thought this would have have been mentioned in the very first post.

Some more:


DRAGGED INTO SUNLIGHT
MASSIVE ATTACK
EARTH
IMPALED NAZARENE
KING CRIMSON
KRAFTWERK (did they ever even break up??)
LIGHTNING BOLT
MAYHEM

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^ Are you frustrated by it though? Would you want more 2000s/ 20-teens VH albums?


i was for a while, but not anymore. Like Danzig, they were in peak form a long time ago and were quite productive during their prime, so there is a decent back catalogue to explore.

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Stuffstuff wrote:
ChrisLiebing wrote:
Tool.


To be fair between 2007 and now they were stuck in some fairly ugly legal brouhaha that they've only recently got themselves out of now.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/ ... 6-20140715


I don't believe that it's just that. I often get the impression that Maynard just doesn't seem to care as much anymore and the guys in Tool have always kind of taken their time. Having said that, I'm sure we would have seen at least one album by now under different circumstances

As for Ruins of Beverest, they released two great albums (Impure and Sperm), but the last one was a major disappointment. I hope the next one is better.

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Post Re: Bands/artists with frustratingly low output.....
Skyclad. I know Walkyier leaving was a problem, and they are a part time band nowadays, but 2 albums in the last 16 years isn't that productive.


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Oh well, they have a new album in April which is better than nothing:

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LUNATICA! 'An as-yet untitled fifth album has been in production since 2010' :evil:


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Post Re: Bands/artists with frustratingly low output.....
Lizzy Borden have released two albums in the last 27 years, despite being active for all but a couple of years during that period.


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Seems to be a common thing for doom bands but I'll go for Solstice with 2 albums and 3 eps in 25 years... while heaven wept have got more prolific but for a while there...

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