First Hit For Free is the second debut of sorts for Voodoo Six.
In 2006, the band put out their debut CD, Feed My Soul. Their label didn’t promote the record, and rolling into 2007, the band was still virtually unknown.
Voodoo Six brought in new management, and Mike Fraser (AC/DC, Aerosmith, Metallica, Van Halen) who remixed the album. Voodoo Six didn’t stop there. They also added the killer new tune, Faith, to their album, First Hit For Free.
So how is the new disc? If you missed their debut, Feed My Soul, then First Hit For Free is an excellent new way to check out Voodoo Six. Voodoo Six has a cool classic rock sound that is listening to Led Zeppelin with a blend of Soundgarden.
Henry Rundell has a solid rock voice that could push Voodoo Six to the next level. This album is chock full of great vocals, killer guitar work (yes, their are solos,) and a solid rhythm section. Voodoo Six will join the likes of bands like Airbourne, Z02, and The Answer, that will bring real rock back to the mainstream. The only negative thing with First Hit For Free, is that some of songs don’t stand out very well, and can be a little repetitive. Aside from that, First Hit For Free is pretty good record. Hard rock fans have a brand new classic rock record to check out.
My favorite cuts are Faith, Feed My Soul, Crawl and I Am the Sun.
You can download this album via ITunes or buy a copy from Voodoo Six today. Don’t miss this disc!
For more information on Voodoo Six, check out their website!
Rating: Out of 10
2. No Friend Of Mine
3. Feed My Soul
4. Walking On Nails
6. I Am The Sun
7. Saint & Sinners
8. One More Day
10. Shine On
12. Slip Inside
Voodoo Six is:
Henry Rundell – vocals
Matt Pearce – guitar
Chris Jones – guitar
Tony Newton – bass
Dave ‘Grav’ Cavill – drums
Bob Vinyl’s favorite band, Supagroup have released a new video for their tune, Born in Exile. This tune is on their new CD, Fire for Hire.
In January 2007 Classic Rock Magazine hand picked Art of Dying as one of the Top 15 Bands To Watch worldwide. CRM’s recommendation did not fall on deaf ears.
The band has been out on the road with may of today’s biggest hard rock acts including Seether, Saliva, Hinder and Papa Roach. The band is opening up for Disturbed’s 2008. I saw them for the first time last Wednesday night, but has only gotten to know a couple of their songs prior to that show.
Art of Dying is a modern rock band, featuring the awesome vocals of Tony Hetherington. At times Hetherington’s vocals can be velvety smooth, and other other times have a rough edge that drives the harder tunes.
There are several good cuts on this disc including Get Through This, Completely, Inside It’s Raining and Fits of Clarity. Several U.S. stations have picked up the song Get Through This. This song has the potential to be a monster hit for Art of Dying.
The only drawback I can see with AOD, is that their sound is somewhat derivative of the modern hard rock acts of today. Their sound is not original, and as a result, they may get lost amongst the more popular artists out there.
To their credit, the five gentleman making up Art of Dying have crafted a fine hard rock disc, that will be getting a lot of spins from me now. I like this disc, and think a bunch of you will too. If you like bands like Nickelback, Theory of a Deadman, or Daughtry, definitely look into Art of Dying. Their CD is not available in the U.S. except through online retailers like See of Sound.com.
Check out Art of Dying on their myspace page!
1. Get Through This
2. You Don’t Know Me
3. I Will Be There
4. Fits of Clarity
5. Inside It’s Raining
7. Do What You Can
9. Car Crash
11. Build a Wall
12. Dog Is My Copilot
Art of Dying is:
Greg Bradley – Guitar
Flavio Arillo – Drums
Tony Hetherington – Vocals
Matt Rhose – Bass
Chris Witolsi – Guitar
GLENN HUGHES has completed the production of his first videoclip in support of the release of his forthcoming studio album “First Underground Nuclear Kitchen” due out on Frontiers Records on May 9th 2008.
The location was chosen in Los Angeles and featured on drums is none other than the great Chad Smith from RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS. Glenn chose the song “Love Communion” which has a very uptempo and feel-good vibe.
It will also be included as a special multimedia tool on the cd album version.
Another copy of Airbourne’s 8 song EP, Ready To Rock showed up on Ebay. I was hopeful to grab this copy as the bidding started out slow. Much to my disappointment, it didnt’s stay that way.
The latest copy of Ready to Rock sold for $330.00. Plus 3.75 shipping. That is $42.09 per song.
RICHIE KOTZEN, former guitarist for MR BIG and POISON has now a very strong cult following in Europe as a solo artist. With a series of very consistent and quality releases.
“Live in Sao Paulo” is Richie Kotzen’s first-ever live album which came about when Kotzen after much prompting from fans, chose for the purpose a stellar performance from his South American tour in 2007.
His live performance reflects the guitar style’s that has defined his career as a virtuoso. Kotzen reveals to fans live his true diversity with the rhythmic labours of “A Love Divine” to the poignant ballad “Remember”. The performance continually travels between moments of classic-rock song “Shapes of Things”, to the uplifting original “Stand”.
A real must-have release for all Kotzen fans and for the followers of early Van Halen, Bad Company and Free.
– Sound samples in mp3 (click on the song title to listen to a 90 sec. mp3 sample):
Frontiers Records is excited to announce the release of SILENT RAGE’s highly anticipated fourth studio album “Four Letter Word” on July 4th 2008.
Silent Rage is known for their multi-captivating vocals, the unmistakeable blend of Melodic and Hard Rock and signature songwriting reminiscing of the glorydays of 80’s Arena Hard Rock. “I think our sound can be described as Classic Arena Style Hard Rock” says singer and guitarist Jesse Damon “that’s what we’re considered in Europe!” “
“Four Letter Word” is another fine example in the tradition of the band’s classic production. “We had a great time staying within the natural progression of our 1989 release “Don’t Touch Me There” & mixing in the sounds of modern hard rock” continues Damon, “all of the tracks, whether lighthearted or serious in nature, have deep meaning to the band members. There’s no hidden agenda, just melodic-hard-rock with contemporary production, written from the heart & soul of four veteran rockers”.
Silent Rage’s new album was produced by former Guns’N Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke who is also credited on the album for his contribution on guitar, keyboards and percussion. “Gilby is a long time friend of the band”, tells Jesse “We were first acquainted with him back in the 1980’s when he was playing with his band, “Candy”. Both bands were performing on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood. Then, Silent Rage’s first tour manager (Bill Greer) went on to work with Gilby in Guns’N Roses and we got to see his rise to fame. Our association with him became very close when our bassist, EJ Curse began riding motorcycles with him on a regular basis. EJ went on to play bass for a few of Gilby’s concerts. SR heard the CD of “The Bronx” that Clarke produced & loved it. It was great to work with someone that we had such a long kinship with”.
Another very special guest is RATT’s Bobby Blotzer on drums and former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick, who plays a guest solo on “Man or Machine”. “We met Bruce while working with Gene Simmons on the “Don’t Touch Me There” CD” explains Damon, “Bruce co-wrote one of the songs for that disc. Kulick has always been in our circle of friends & a supporter of Silent Rage. We always admired his guitar virtuosity plus, he’s a great guy. Knowing he lived nearby our recording studio, we had to ask him to do a jam on the CD. We thought it fitting to have him perform on “Man or Machine” since originally, that song was an idea that Gene Simmons & I started a few years back”.
Silent Rage is very proud of the new CD “Four Letter Word” and look forward to present it live in Europe during the summer. A string of concerts has been already set in Europe and more are going to be announced shortly.
“Four Letter Word” tracklisting includes:You Could Be The One; Four Letter Word; Man Or Machine; Feel My Love; Close Your Eyes; Sinister Man; Hard Habit To Break; Nobody Knows (Ballad of Andy & Glory); Bona Fide; I’m Not Lonely; Trouble.
Get ready for a raw, rock explosion for melodic hard rock fans, new and old, on July 4th!
From the opening air raid sirens of the title track, Indestructible, you almost know you are going to hear something cool. The title track starts off in awesome fashion. It is a very good track to open this disc up with.
Disturbed already has # 1 radio hit with the song, Inside the Fire, and their are several tracks that could follow this one on to radio.
Deceiver is one of the heavier songs I have heard Disturbed record. This track has plenty of double bass drumming, and some very heavy guitar licks. This is easily my favorite tune on this CD. This song is going to be massive for Disturbed.
The Night has that awesome rhythm that so many Disturbed songs are known for. The driving drums and bass will definitely get the head bangers going. Dan Donegan has some tasty guitar licks in this song as well.
Perfect Insanity is another one of those tunes where David Draiman does his typical vocal chant. Listen to this one once, and repeat after David…..Losing My Mind. This song gets in your head.
At this point, Indestructible needs a song to break it up from being too repetitious. Haunted takes it down between mid to high tempo, but aside from some semi creepy parts, it is too much like everything else on this record. It isn’t a band song, but I needed to hear something to break this album up.
The cool thing about the song Enough is Draiman sings more than he chants. His voice shines on this track, while Mike Wengren serves up some extremely cool drum beats.
The Curse is another tune that will ignite your inner head banger. The music on this song is pretty cool. I thought the chorus was kind of weak, but it isn’t the worst Disturbed has ever done.
Torn is another song that I had trouble getting into. Dan Donegan has some cool guitar parts on Torn, but as a whole, their isn’t anything that makes me want to replay this song.
Divide is more like it. This is the kind of stadium anthem that will have people singing along with the band in no time. Cool Tune!
Those thinking that Disturbed have gotten a little lighter over their last couple of releases will be happy to know that Indestructible is a return to the heavy sound that made Disturbed one of the more popular metal bands over the last ten years. This is easily their heaviest record yet, and quite possibly their best effort to date. If you are a fan of Disturbed, don’t even hesitate to pick this one up. Indestructible hits stores June 3rd, 2008!
Rating:Out of 10
David Draiman – Vocals
Dan Donegan – Guitar
Mike Wengren – Drums
John Moyer – Bass
Have you read about the latest Drowning Pool Saga? Kudos to Blabbermouth.net for this great find.
DROWNING POOL frontman Ryan McCombs has posted the following message on the band’s official MySpace blog:
“The powers that be have been after me for some time to write another blog. Hell, at one point it was even suggested that I try to start some controversy with some other acts. You know the old ‘no such thing as bad press’ BS. It was suggested that I take a shot at Kid Rock one time. WHAT??? Here’s a dude that marches the same path we do supporting our troops. Yeah, right, I’ll get right on that.
“Actually, I will, but not at Kid Rock. Hell, I respect the guy — why would I do that?! I need a reason to be a prick. Anyone out there that knows me knows that much. So let me get to it. Let me make everyone happy.
“I’m sitting here in Mt. Clemens, Michigan at a radio show for WRIF, a bad-ass station up here in these parts. On the bill tonight was four bands that led us to look forward to this show tonight. REV THEORY, who we’ve been on the road with for a few shows here the past couple of weeks. ALTER BRIDGE, who I have no idea about, and PAPA ROACH, who happens to be 10th Street (our management) family of ours. Family, my ass.
“I have never witnessed such a short-dick syndrome in my career. Mind you, back in the SOIL days, I opened up for OZZY [OSBOURNE], [ROB] ZOMBIE and MUDVAYNE and I have never been treated like such a piece of shit. Not that any one of those three bands would ever even think of treating another performing artist the way PAPA ROACH and ALTER BRIDGE treated REV THEORY and ourselves today.
“A room full of people/fans completely get dicked out of the show they paid for because PAPA ROACH decides they need enough room behind the drum kit to park a fucking tour bus between it and the back of the stage. Then ALTER BRIDGE doesn’t strike their kit. Something completely in the right of the headliner but an inflated-head move for a support band, of any level. So the paying audience gets to see DROWNING POOL and REV THEORY try to navigate within about one foot of space between the kit and the front wedge (monitor).
“You know, I don’t get this shit. People in this business are so quick to spew brotherhood and family bullshit. And then the short-dick syndrome kicks in. What’s the point of being such shits to other bands in this business? Are you scared you can’t bring it when the fucking time comes? Are you so worried that somebody might bring the shit some night and give the crowd what they paid for that you have to handcuff them before the show even starts? I hope the people that paid for four shows tonight get fucking checks in the mail to cover their ticket costs from PAPA ROACH and ALTER BRIDGE. You all deserve it. You deserve what you pay for. I’m sorry along with the rest of the guys and along with REV THEORY that you all got fucked out of the four performances that you paid for.
“Just saw ALTER BRIDGE. Looks like we should have switched spots. You could have done your-feet-nailed-to-the-floor routine in our foot of space easily…
“Sorry if I piss off any fans out there, that isn’t my point. You hear this brotherhood BS and then you see the tongue-waggers for what they are.
“To PAPA ROACH and ALTER BRIDGE… leave the handcuffs on the headboard where they belong, allow the fans the show they paid for.
“Now, not being a spring chicken, I do realize that maybe these bands got put in a position of looking bad to REV and us due to their crew. But I’ve always been a firm believer that a bands crew is a reflection of the people they work for. So choke on it.”
UPDATE: McCombs has posted the following “clarification” regarding a point he raised in the above blog:
“I’ve been thinking of the last blog I posted and I wanted to make sure I explained a point I was trying to make.
“When I mentioned the ‘Merry Mahem Tour’ I did back in the SOIL days with MUDVAYNE, ZOMBIE and OZZY, I was trying to make a point that may be lost on some that aren’t familiar with these bands or their shows. All three of these bands had good, if not huge, productions (stage shows). But every night they did what they could to make sure everyone could do their show to the best of their ability. My mentioning of this tour and those bands was just to show that having been out with bands with their production size, and all together on one stage, that even then the pro in them stood out.
“We’ve all been in those situations where our hands are tied due to stage size but tonight was not one of them. Tonight was just a matter of not giving a shit. Was it the first time a band or bands acted in such a way? Nope. Will it be the last? Sadly enough, probably not. It was what it was. A bad night that could easily have been avoided. Misfortunate for the fans, and again to them I’m sorry for the way things played out.”
DROWNING POOL has been on the road in support of its third album, “Full Circle”, which marks the recording debut of McCombs.
Airbourne will be taking the stage early at the Rock on the Range Music Festival, on May 17th. Don’t miss their electric live set.
The following video was taken at the April 8th show, in Lexington, KY! Enjoy!!
Airbourne recently invaded the WZZO studio, prior to their show in Allentown, PA. Check out this link for the pictures!
What happens when former Jefferson Starship members set off on their own, to make their own music? More boring AOR? No, not at all.
In fact, the four members of Big Bad Wolf have crafted a CD that hair metal fans will want to get on their hands as soon as possible.
Big Bad Wolf has a sound that I would describe as Firehouse with Def Leppard style backup vocals. If you are a fan of either of these bands, you will probably enjoy the music on this CD.
Big Bad Wolf had toured with Sammy Hagar, and had some label interest, but their sound was already nearly 10 years past its prime. Guitarist Craig Chaquico hit the solo trail, and spelled the bands’ impending doom.
The band only recorded one album, but it is a might fine piece of hair metal that is worth seeking out. You can find this one on Amazon.com and Ebay. Happy Hunting!
You can preview a couple of the songs below. Enjoy!
Rating:Out of 10
1. Midnight Angel
3. I Can’t Get Over You
4. Walk Don’t Run
6. Shot Down by Love
7. Cutting Edge
8. Three Chords of Steel
9. Light on for You
10. Blame It on Rock
11. Don’t Say Good Bye
Big Bad Wolf is:
Rolf Hartley – Vocals, Keyboard, Acoustic Guitar
Brett Bloomfield – Bass, Vocals
Craig Chaquico – Lead, Rhythm and Acoustic Guitars
Kenny Stavropoulos – Drums, Vocals
The competition between the South Texas Rock Fest and Rocklahoma is heating up once more.
Lynn Hernandez of Tulsa, Oklahoma’s 97.5 KMOD radio station has announced that RATT, JACKYL and the “Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp” band have been confirmed for the newly added fifth-day (Wednesday, July 9) portion of this year’s Rocklahoma festival. Meanwhile, original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley will play on the festival’s closing day, July 13.
Rocklahoma will be held July 9-13, 2008 at the Catch The Fever Festival Grounds, four miles north of Pryor, Oklahoma. TRIUMPH and EXTREME are among the bands reuniting with all or most of their original lineups for this year’s festival, which will also feature sets from NIGHT RANGER, CINDERELLA, Bret Michaels, TESLA, ARMORED SAINT, L.A. GUNS and many more. More than 85 bands in all will perform on three giant stages throughout the four days with several more big names to be added in the coming weeks.
Rocklahoma’s main-stage billing is shaping up as follows:
Wednesday, July 9:
“Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp”
Thursday, July 10:
L.A. GUNS (Tracii Guns version)
HOUSE OF LORDS
Friday, July 11:
Saturday, July 12:
BLACK ‘N BLUE
EVERY MOTHER’S NIGHTMARE
PRETTY BOY FLOYD
Sunday, July 13:
+ more to be announced
Courtesy of Blabbermouth.net
Bay Area Rockers Syrym Receive Eight Awards,Song Selected Track Of The Day On Garageband.com
2008—Bay Area rock band Syrym, winners of eight awards on Garageband.com, have had their song, “Foul Mouth Blues,” selected as the indie music website’s Hard Rock Track of the Day forMay 17, 2008.
Track of the Day winners are selected based on reviews by musicians and music fans, with the best-reviewed song on a particular day receiving the nod. The band and song are then featured on a subsequent day.
The band also received honors in the Hard Rock category for Best Male Vocals, Best Guitars, Best Drums, Best Bass, Best Production, Best Lyrics, Best Beat, and Most Rocking Track. “Foul Mouth Blues” is a slithering, angst-ridden, defiant declaration of the end of an abusive relationship.
Musically, the song is a throwback to the sound of the heavy melodic rock groups of the late 1980s and early 1990s—bands like Lynch Mob, Ratt, Mötley Crüe, and fellow Bay Area rock stalwarts Babylon A.D.
Formed at the end of 2007 by vocalist Jeffrey Winslow and Babylon A.D. founding member/guitarist Ron Freschi, Syrym combines elements of the modern hard rock sound with the melody and bombast of hard rock’s heyday.
Growing up in Hayward, California, Freschi’s jazz guitar training soon gave way to the influence of guitar heroes such as Michael Schenker, Eddie Van Halen, Randy Rhoads, Dave Meniketti, Neil Schon, Warren DiMartini, Nuno Bettencourt, and George Lynch. Freschi was recruited by the Persuaders, who went on to release local rock radio hits such as “I’m No Good For You” and “Don’t Ask Questions.” The Persuaders eventually caught the ear of Arista Records president Clive Davis, who made them one of the label’s few hard rock acts, and the band proceeded to change their name to Babylon A.D.
Their self-titled debut album, released in 1989, featured several MTV and
Headbanger’s Ball hits, including “Bang Go The Bells,” “Hammer Swings Down,” and “The Kid Goes Wild,” which was featured in the film Robocop 2. The band’s sophomore effort, Nothing Sacred, was released in 1992. They
went on to release several more albums on Perris Records.
Winslow got his start in the Bay Area’s rock music scene, performing with bands such as Killer Instinct and Scattergun, but really came into his own as a multi-dimensional vocalist in Santa Barbara, fronting funk-rock
quintet Psycho Graffiti, as well as two gospel choirs. Since returning to the Bay Area, Winslow has repeatedly been called upon to provide vocals for studio sessions, has written and performed music for television and radio
commercials and, most recently, held down lead vocal duties for East Bay hard rockers Vertigo and 3rd & King.
Syrym’s debut album is scheduled for release in Summer 2008.
For more information, or to listen to songs that will be featured on the upcoming Syrym album, visit www.syrym.com.
Disturbed brought their Indestructible tour to Cincinnati, Ohio’s Bogart’s, Wednesday night.
With three platinum and two number one albums under their belt, Disturbed proves to have quite a large fanbase in the Queen City, as this show was sold out.
Disturbed has brought along two supporting acts on this bill, Art of Dying and Five Finger Death Punch.
Canada’s Art of Dying took the stage at 7:30 P.M. Their set list included the songs, Get Through This, You Don’t Know Me, Completely, and a cool cover of Alice in Chains’, Them Bones. Singer Jonny Hetherington has a pretty good rock voice, and as a whole, the entire band was pretty solid. The large crowd at Bogart’s seemed to like the band pretty well, even though most people were hearing their music for the very first time. Disturbed’s Dan Donegan is a fan of AOD, and asked the band to join this tour. They aren’t as hard as Disturbed, or Five Finger Death Punch, but they did a pretty good job warming up the crowd. Those of you who didn’t get to pick up their CD at this show, can find it at SeeofSound.com.
Five Finger Death Punch took the stage next, and proceeded to turn up the intensity in this elbow to elbow crowd. Five Finger Death Punch has a sound that wavers in and out of thrash metal and hardcore. It is aggressive, high speed, chest thumping music with a killer groove. At first I wondered how Five Finger Death Punch got on this bill. After seeing them live, I realized that they were the perfect band to open up for Disturbed. I was extremely impressed with the musicianship in this band. Zoltan Bathory and Darrell Roberts are one of the better guitar tandems in heavy metal today. They really got the crown going with their short set. No only did singer Ivan Moody electrify the crowd with his performance, but he instigated the first mosh pit of the night. His abrasive vocals take some getting used to, but it seems to work with Five Finger Death Punches’s style of metal.
Some of the tunes played by FFDP were White Knuckles, Death Before Dishonor, The Bleeding, and a cool but heavy cover of the song, Bad Company.
After Five Finger Death Punch’s powerful set, the crowd was supercharged while waiting for Disturbed to take the stage.
Disturbed took the stage about 9:30 P.M. This is the first time that I have seen Disturbed live, so I was not sure what to expect. They immediately took advantage of the electrified crowd, and continued to push us even further. David Draiman proves to be a very charismatic frontman, and is better live than on Disturbed’s studio material. Dan Donegan surprised me with his guitar wizardry. He is one hell of a player. By the time Disturbed broke into their second song, the crowd was in complete mayhem. More crowd surfing, and a second mosh pit broke out, as Disturbed blasted through their groove laden metal.
The Disturbed set included their songs (not in order), Down With the Sickness, Stupify, Stricken, Land of Confusion, Voices, The Game, Deify, as well as their latest hit, a new song off of their new album, Indestructible, called Inside the Fire.
I have been to countless live shows, but I don’t recall any over the last few years where so many people were fired up and enjoying the music, as much as this concert. During Disturbed’s set it was virtually impossible to take any pictures, as there was a massive amount of crowd surfing, fist pumping, and whole bunch of jumping taking place. Disturbed was excellent live, and will be a band I will be seeing again in the future.
Be sure to pick up a copy of their new CD, Indestructible on June 3rd.
The following are the videos taken at the show. Enjoy!
Disturbed – Land of Confusion
Disturbed – Inside the Fire (New single on Indestructible)
Miljenko Matijevic has taken rock music to a whole new level. Fusing the past, present and the future together, he has created an undeniable piece of art “A modern day led Zeppelin” (Mitch Lafon BW&BK). Matijevic’s vocals are better than ever, every song takes you on a journey; a journey that paints a portrait of his life and in doing so enables the listener to feel the song as if it were his own. A voice full of passion, power and depth, this is one album that seriously rocks. The album consists of everything from raw heavy guitars to a full orchestra which was recorded at Sky Walker Sound. Written, produced, designed and conceived by himself, he truly has embarked on a new beginning.
He invites all of you to sit back and enjoy the ride….
The new Steelheart album, Good 2B Alive, will be released September 15th, 2008.
03. Buried Unkind
04. Twisted Future (Orchestra)
05. Shine a Light for Me
06. I Breathe
08. You Showed Me How to Love
09. Good 2B Alive (String Version)
Summer is here and Trustkill Records is having a blowout sale in their webstore! From May 15 to June 15 all CDs and DVDs on our webstore will be only $5.
What? $5? Furrealz? Yes, for real. Trustkill wants you to have the best soundtrack to summer possible, and that can only be done with the best music out there.
This sale starts TODAY!
This is a great opportunity to check out some new artists like Stonerider, and Walls of Jericho. Check it out!
Click on the banner above to enter the store.
JETBOY, and ROCKARMA are the lastest acts confirmed for the South Texas Rock Fest, which runs from July 11th – 13th at the Javelina Harley Davidson Festival Grounds in Boerne, TX. They will join Britny Fox, Hellstar and Snakeskin Prison on the second stage.
The running order for the Main Stage is as follows:
Friday, July 11
QUEENSRYCHE – 10:00 PM
DOKKEN – 8:30 PM
SKID ROW – 7:00 PM
BULLET BOYS – 5:30 PM
PRETTY BOY FLOYD – 4:30 PM
HOUSE OF LORDS – 3:15 PM
AXE – 2:15
Saturday, July 12
TESLA – 10:00 PM
Y&T – 8:30 PM
STEPHEN PEARCY OF RATT – 7:00 PM
UFO – 5:30 PM
FASTER PUSSYCAT – 4:15 PM
L.A. GUNS – 3:10 PM
BANG TANGO – 2:05 PM
ZERO HOUR – 1:00 PM
MAD MARGRITT – 11:55 AM
Sunday, July 13
JACKYL – 8:30 PM
FIREHOUSE – 7:00 PM
HELIX – 5:30 PM
THE GODZ – 4:00 PM
OZZ KNOZZ – 2:30 PM
JOKESTER – 1:15 PM
Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich revealed last night (May 14) during an intimate Los Angeles benefit concert that the band will follow the September release of its new, as-yet-untitled album with a tour in October.
“That was the first show of the tour,” announced Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett, who, along with his bandmates, shredded through a nearly two-hour set with such hits as “For Whom the Bell Tolls,” “Fuel,” “Master of Puppets,” “…And Justice for All,” “Enter Sandman,” and “Seek and Destroy,” at Los Angeles’ 2,300-capacity Wiltern Theatre.
The group didn’t reveal any new material during its lengthy set. Nevertheless, “it feels good to play live again,” singer/guitarist James Hetfield told a packed audience. “We haven’t played here in a long time.”
Last’s night concert was pulled together on short notice to help raise funds for the nonprofit Silverlake Conservatory of Music. The organization was co-founded by Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, who joined Metallica onstage for “Fight Fire With Fire,” from the band’s 1984 album “Ride the Lightning.”
Money raised from the concert will go toward the Silverlake Conservatory of Music’s programs and operations, along with scholarships for low-income students who can’t afford instruments and music lessons.
Bill White, director of development at the Silverlake Conservatory of Music, tells Billboard.com that the idea for the benefit concert came together during a board meeting when Flea offered to ask Metallica’s Ulrich if the band would be interested in doing a benefit show on the school’s behalf. As a result, “We’ll probably raise over $300,000 net on this,” White says. “It’s a gift from Metallica to the school.”
Tickets for the concert went on sale Sunday for $200 apiece, along with a limited amount of VIP tickets that ran $500. Along with its annual Hullabaloo fund-raiser, which last year featured Eddie Vedder and Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Silverlake Conservatory of Music has plans to do more one-off benefit concerts in the future, according to White.
Meanwhile, Metallica will remain on the West Coast this weekend to play Tucson, Ariz.’s KFMA Day (today), KROQ-Los Angeles’ Weenie Roast (May 17), followed by Manchester, Tenn.’s Bonnaroo Music Festival (June 13). No other North American dates were announced at deadline, but the rock act also has a handful of concert and festival appearances in Europe slated for August.
Along with Metallica, last night’s benefit concert featured rock act Scars On Broadway, the new band from System Of A Down guitarist/vocalist Daron Malakian and drummer John Dolmayan. As previously reported, Scars on Broadway’s as-yet-untitled debut album is slated for a late summer release.
Here is the set list of last night’s Metallica concert:
“The Ecstasy of Gold”
“For Whom the Bell Tolls”
“…And Justice For All”
“Sad But True”
“Master of Puppets”
“Last Caress/Green Hell” (Misfits cover)
“Fight Fire with Fire”
“Seek and Destroy”
Disturbed will be releasing their fourth album, Indestructible on June 3rd. The multi-platinum rockers are giving their hardcore fans a special bonus if they pre-order the album from iTunes. Each pre-order will include 4 exclusive live tracks recorded at Chicago’s Riviera Theater. Disturbed has also released a new, all-performance version of their intense new single, “Inside the Fire” which you can check out at their official YouTube channel.
The video below, Whenever You Say You Love Me, is one of two videos released in support of the record.
Do you want us to review this album at HRH? Let us know. If you say SWIM, we will review it. If you say SINK, Day Eleven’s Sleepwalker wont see the light of day at HRH.
The new Bret Michaels album, Rock My World, hits stores June 3rd, 2008.
Here is the artwork and song titles for Rock My World.
Song Titles: Go That Far, Driven, Start Again, Bittersweet, Raine, All I Ever Needed, Songs Of Life, Menace To Society, Open Road, Fallen, Strange Sensation. It’s My Party
Colorado power rock trio Rose Hill Drive is gearing up for a jaunt this June in anticipation of upcoming the band’s upcoming Megaforce release, Moon Is The New Earth. After playing a string of opening slots for The Who, as well as festivals including Austin City Limits, Seattle’s Bumbershoot and London’s Hyde Park Calling in 2007, Rose Hill Drive will co-headline with The Whigs this June before making an appearance at Colorado’s Mile High Festival in July.
The tour gets underway at the Bricktown Ballroom in Oklahoma City (June 11) and wraps with Rose Hill Drive’s homecoming CD release party at the Fox Theatre in Boulder, Colo. (June 24).
Rose Hill Drive and The Whigs will make stops at George’s Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville, Ark. (June 12),
Crush Lounge in Tulsa, Okla. (June 13)
The Bottleneck in Lawrence, Kan. (June 14)
The Picador in Iowa City, Iowa (June 15)
Majestic Theatre in Madison, Wis. (June 17)
Milwaukee’s Rave Eagles Club (June 18)
The Magic Bag in Ferndale, Mich. (June 19)
Martyrs’ in Chicago (June 20)
Art Bar in Columbia, S.C. (June 21)
Rose Hill Drive will also play the Mile High Festival in Commerce City, Colo. (July 20).
Ticket info can be found at rosehilldrive.com.
Lead singer/bassist Jake Sproul called Moon, due June 24, the “most authentic signature of anything we have created so far. … These songs are mementos of our memories experiencing life as musical gypsies, and were born on the road in sweat and blood and the search for deeper love while constantly moving.”
I don’t know what is happening in the Bluegrass state, but I am starting to see a trend where more and more good hard rock and metal acts are coming from the state of Kentucky.
Dead Child doesn’t follow the trend of newer metal acts. They don’t employ cookie monster as a singer. They are not a death metal or hardcore band, they are straight up heavy metal.
If I were to compare Dead Child to existing metal acts, I would describe them as a blend of Metal Church, Suicidal Tendencies and maybe a dabble of Metallica. They aren’t a dead ringer for any band that is out there today. One thing is for certain, they flat out rock.
Dead Child dishes up several cuts that will instigate headbanging all over the planet. The galloping guitars Michael McMahan, and David Christian Pajo, and the crunching rhythm of Todd Cook and Tony Bailey will certainly appeal to the majority of metal heads out there.
My listening habits have been leaning towards the heavy metal side of the fence as of late, and I have been enjoying Attack a great deal. I think a bunch of you will too!
For more information on Dead Child, and to preview some of their songs, check out the band’s myspace page.
Rating:Out of 10
1. Sweet Chariot
2. Never Bet The Devil Your Head
3. Twitch of The Death Nerve
4. Screaming Skull
5. Rattlesnake Chalice
6. Eye To The Brain
7. Armies Up Ahead
8. The Coldest Hands
9. Angel of The Odd
10. Wasp Riot
11. Black Halo Rider
Dead Child is:
Tony Bailey – drums
Todd Cook – bass
Dahm – vocals
Michael McMahan – guitar
David Christian Pajo- guitar
Finger Eleven is bringing their hit tune Paralyzer, to the Rock on the Range Festival, on Saturday, May17th.
Check out the video below.
Great White and Sean McNabb part ways with respect and friendship intact.
“It was an honor to be part of the 25th Anniversary tour and album. I wish the band all the success in the years to come. I am going to focus my energies in some other areas and look forward to the future Musically and Theatrically. I thank all the G.W. fans for your love and support throughout the years as you are truly the best. Thanks Great White for all of the good times.”
Sincerely, Sean McNabb.
Ozzy Osbourne, Metallica, Jonathan Davis of Korn, Serj Tankian, Hellyeah, Sevendust and Shadows Fall, among others, are scheduled to appear at this year’s one-off Ozzfest, to be held Aug. 9 at Pizza Hut Park in Dallas.
Other main stage acts on the bill are Cavalera Conspiracy, Apocalyptica, In This Moment and an all-star tribute to late Pantera guitarist “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott. Second stage acts are Devildriver, Kingdom of Sorrow, Soilent Green, Witchcraft and Goatwhore. The Sword, Drowning Pool and Rigor Mortis will handle duties on the third stage.
“We’re going to be a stadium destination festival for now — we have gone past doing the sheds every summer,” says Ozzy’s wife, Sharon Osbourne, who is producing Ozzfest with AEG Live. “We’ve given everyone else the blueprint and we have to keep evolving Ozzfest. This is just the beginning; AEG Live and I have a lot of new ideas for Ozzfest.”
Ozzfest will be Osbourne’s only concert performance this summer. Tickets for the one-day festival will go on sale May 31 via Ozzfest.com; prices have not yet been announced.
Last year, the Osbournes created a stir when they revealed the Live Nation-produced Ozzfest would be a sponsor-driven, free event, and acts would be asked to play without being paid. The 25-date amphitheater tour featured such artists as Lamb Of God, Hatebreed and Lordi, among others
Courtesy of Billboard.com
Knoxville, TN hard-rockers, 10 Years just released their new album, Division in stores and on all online outlets this week. The Rick Parashar (Alice In Chains, Unwritten Law) produced effort features the first single “Beautiful” which can be seen below. The band will be part of the Projekt Revolution tour which also includes Linkin Park, Chris Cornell and Atreyu among others. The package tour kicks off in July.
16 – Mansfield, MA – Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts
18 – Burgettstown, PA – Post-Gazette Pavilion
19 – Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center
20 – Hartford, CT – New England Dodge Music Center
22 – Wantagh, NY – Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
23 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
25 – Raleigh, NC – Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek
26 – Virginia Beach, VA – Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater
27 – Bristow, VA – Nissan Pavilion
30 – Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
1 – West Palm Beach, FL – Cruzan Amphitheatre
2 – Tampa, FL – Ford Amphitheatre
3 – Atlanta, GA – Lakewood Amphitheatre
7 – Phoenix, AZ – Cricket Wireless Pavilion
9 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
10 – Irvine, CA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
12 – Englewood, CO – Coors Amphitheatre at Fiddler’s Green
15 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
16 – East Troy, WI – Alpine Valley Music Theatre
17 – Noblesville, IN – Verizon Wireless Music Center Indianapolis
19 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
21 – Maryland Heights, MO – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater St. Louis
23 – Dallas, TX – Superpages.com Center
24 – Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Check out the “Beautiful” video here: