Godsmack is leading the way on this week’s new rock releases:
Dead Daisies, “Face I Love” (Caroline/Universal): The second release by the all-star hard rock group featuring members of Guns N’ Roses, Whitesnake, Thin Lizzy and more.
Godsmack “1000hp” (Republic): The Boston headbangers’ sixth album comes four years after “Oracle” and after its members explored a variety of solo projects.
Kix, “Rock Your Face Off” (Loud & Proud): The Maryland rockers return to active duty with their first new release since 1995.
The 69 Cats, “Transylvanian Tapes” (Cleopatra): The debut outing from the all-star trio that features Blondie drummer Clem Burke and members of the Cramps and Head Cat.
Skid Row Skid Row, “Rise of the Damnation Army — United World Rebellion: Chapter Two” (MRI): The New Jersey rockers’ second in a series of three EPs includes covers of Queen’s “Sheer Heart Attack” and Aerosmith’s “Rats in the Cellar.”
Spoon, “They Want My Soul” (Loma Vista): The arty Austin, Texas rockers’ eighth studio album is its first for its own label and also introduces new utility man Alex Fischel.
Tuatara, “Underworld” (Sunyata): The first album since 2008 by Mad Season drummer Barrett Martin’s instrumental group features contributions by members of Pearl Jam and Alice in Chains, among others.