Black Tide are kicking summer off with The Black Tide Summer Trivia Contest, for hardcore fans! Each week, starting on Monday, there will be a new question to answer. One weekly winner will be selected from now until 7/31!
Weekly winners will receive a case of Monster Energy Drink, a Black Tide signed CD booklet, and an XBOX 360 game. At the end of the contest, a grand prize winner will be selected from the list of fans with the most correct trivia questions answered.
The grand prize winner will receive a case of Monster Energy Drink, a Monster swag pack, a Black Tide signed CD booklet, Rock Band game for XBOX 360 and autographed drum heads!
Dokken’s tenth studio album, Lightning Strikes Again, brings the group’s sound full circle. Taking its title from a track on the band’s 1985 classic Under Lock & Key, the 12 new songs ( including the breakout tracks “Standing On The Outside,” “Oasis,” and “Heart To Stone”) capture the signature mix of barbed-wire riffs and razor-sharp melodies that made Dokken one of the most dominant creative and commercial forces of melodic hard rock in the 1980s.
Beginning in July, Dokken heads out on the road for a 40-city U.S. tour with fellow headbangers Poison and Sebastian Bach. But before the “Live, Raw & Uncut Summer Tour 2008” visits your neck of the woods, Don Dokken and bandmate Jon Levin paid a visit to the Rhino offices to autograph some posters -which you can win in Rhino’s latest sweepstakes.
Measuring 12” x 18”, this promotional-only poster for Lightning Strikes Again features the CD’s “striking” cover art and has been boldly signed by both Don and his guitarist. We’ve got five of these to give away to lucky Dokken fans, enter by June 27 and one of them could be yours!
In November of each year, The After Dark Horror Festival, and the 8 Films to Die For, are released in theaters across America. In 2006, I saw several of these films, and in 2007, their were no theaters close enough to take in the latest horror concoctions. Lucky for me, the second series of the 8 Films to Die For have been released to DVD.
Like most of the films in the series, The Deaths of Ian Stone has your basic no name cast, but doesn’t suffer as a result of it.
Mike Vogel (Cloverfield) plays the character Ian Stone who is quickly established as an American who in a twist of fate is killed only to wake up in a new life, only to start the chain all over again. Instead of living the same day all over again, ala Ground Hog Day, He is killed and reborn into a new life at precisely 5:03 each day.
As the mystery unravels, you will find out why Mr. Stone is being killed, and who is killing him, with a cool climax that almost begs for a sequel.
This movie borrows from several flicks that I have enjoyed including The Matrix, Aliens, The Butterfly Effect and more. While it may not be 100% original, it does introduce some new ideas instead of just being another lame slasher or torture flick. The story was just interesting enough to keep me curious, and the special effects were pretty good, for a low budget movie.
If you are a fan of horror movies, you may want to rent this one and give it a shot. I thought it was cool, and you might too!
Rating: Out of 5
Venedetta has a new video, I Executioner. This tune is definitely in the vein of 80′s metal. Check it out!