While Nick Cave occupies our cover this week, one of his former collaborators and a bona fide icon of Australian songwriting and guitar playing,Rowland S. Howard, is being remembered with a new anthology release on Liberation.

Six Strings That Drew Blood will be out on CD and vinyl on Friday October 24, marking what would have been Howard’s 55th birthday – he died in 2009 of cancer. Howard, who played in These Immortal Souls, The Boys Next Door and more, is repeatedly cited by Aussie musos as an inspiration, and the new 32-track collection will celebrate a fine legacy.

Six Strings That Drew Bloodwill be available from Liberation on Friday October 24.

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