Black Tide rolled into Seattle today to kick off another summer full of metal madness on the inaugural Mayhem Festival. Fan’s attending the festival can expect to hear Light From Above favorite “Warriors of Time” as well as their spot-on cover of Iron Maiden’s classic, “Prowler.”
The studio version of “Prowler” and the live version of “Warriors of Time” are now available for purchase on iTunes.
You check out the streams of the songs below!
San Antonio rock trio Girl in a Coma is touring the US throughout the summer and will join Tegan and Sara on their fall tour. Girl in a Coma, signed to Joan Jett’s Blackheart Records label, is touring in support of their album ‘Both Before I’m Gone,’ hailed as an “awesome debut” (Artist Direct) of “inspired, body moving tracks” (Bust Magazine).
A dream came true for the band when the trio was hand picked by Morrissey to open several dates on his 2007-2008 US and European tours. Girl in a Coma also appeared on Cyndi Lauper’s True Colors tour in June, as well as opening stints for The Toadies, Frank Black, Social Distortion and more.
Here’s “Say,” a track from ‘Both Before I’m Gone.’
Tour dates, including Tegan and Sara tour, are listed on their MySpace page.
Jul 12 – Citrus Heights, CA – The Fire Escape Bar
Jul 13 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill
Jul 15 – San Jose, CA – Macla
Jul 16 – Santa Barbara, CA – Muddy Water’s Café
Jul 17 – Long Beach, CA – Alex’s Bar
Jul 19 – Hollywood, CA – The Knitting Factory
Jul 21 – San Diego, CA – The Beauty Bar San Diego
Jul 22 – Las Vegas, NV – Hard Rock Casino
Jul 23 – Mesa, AZ – Hollywood Alley
Jul 24 – Albuquerque, NM – Launch Pad
Jul 25 – El Paso, TX – The Underground
Aug 1 – Austin, TX – Emo’s
Aug 2 – Jack’s Patio – San Antonio, TX
DEMOLITION RECORDS imprint label, DR2 RECORDS has put pen to paper and snapped up “I HATE KATE”
I HATE KATE, from Huntingdon Beach California, will be releasing their debut album “EMBRACE THE CURSE” on their new DR2 label imprint this Autumn.
The act, fronted by former ZEBRAHEAD guitarist and vocalist JUSTIN MAURIELLO are also set to announceEuropean tour dates this Autumn to coincide with the albums release.
The band are already receiving great reviews in both the US and Japan where the album seems to already begathering a momentum of its own.
ERIC COOK, Label Manager of DEMOLITION / DR2 RECORDS said:
“We cannot believe we were lucky enough to sign this act for Europe when so many labelswere chasing them.Every song on the album is a winner and for us this act definitely showcases everything we are trying to do withour new DR2 imprint which is all about finding great new artist “
I HATE KATE’S “EMBRACE THE CURSE” will be released on DR2 via Plastichead distribution on September 29th.
Lizzy Borden has a brand new video, Abnormal. This is off of the excellent new disc, Appointment With Death.
Boston native, David Vaccaro returns in 2008 with his second output called New Machine. On this release he gets a little bit of help from former MSG front man, Robin McAuley, who sings on four tracks on this disc.
Vaccaro wrote and plays the majority of the music on this disc. While New Machine may not be a true band offering, it certainly sounds like it is.
Robin McAuley does a fine job on the songs he sings on, in fact his presence really gives the songs on New Machine a lift.
Exit Sign is a really good opener and shows off Vaccaro’s six string talents.
Somebody Like You has a cool 70’s rock vibe about it.
The Stake is a cover of the Steve Miller band song. I can’t say that I am familiar with the original, but this song has a cool Foghat style to it.
Disclaimer is a well written, catchy tune about product disclaimers. You have to hear this song to appreciate it.
Time To Move On is a simple but infectious tune that has a Beatles feel to it.
I am not really sure what to make of Desert Run. Some of guitar parts sound synthesized, and mixed with a lead Spanish guitar. This instrumental track is interesting but not essential.
Robin McAuley takes back over the vocals on You Don’t Care. This song has a flamenco style about it, with a keyboard mix. A good song but not great.
McAuley’s final appearance on New Machine is on the song, Tangled In Your Web. This song has a funky groove that gets its hooks into you.
The guitar riff on the song, On Yer Way, reminds me a lot of the Bad Company song, Feel Like Making Love. Vaccaro mixes a little bit of slide guitar in, for this cool sounding tune.
Back to My Baby is a another pleasing rocker, with an upbeat swing. This song has a little bit of saxophone mixed in. All in all, this is an enjoyable tune, and a good way to close out this disc.
The Bottom line: V-Project is a solid disc, with some very good guitar work, and excellent vocals by Robin McAuley. This disc is not too hard, and not too heavy, but has enough in common with 80’s classic rock to make it listenable for most rock fans. Diehard McAuley fans will want to pick this up. Others may want to check the tunes out before buying.
You can preview V-Project’s music, and purchase their CD, at this link for DMV Music.com
1. Exit Sign
2. Somebody Like You
3. The Stake
5. Time To Move On
6. Desert Run
7. You Don’t Care
8. Tangled In Your Web
9. On Yer Way
10. Back To My Baby
David Vaccaro – Lead and Backing Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Keyboards and Drum Machine programming
Robin McAuley – Vocals (Exit Sign, Somebody Like You, You Don’t Care, Tangled In Your Web)
Lita Ford performed a pre-Rocklahoma warm up show in Farmingdale, NY at the Crazy Donkey on July 6th.
Check out the following videos from the performance:
Only Women Bleed (Alice Cooper Cover)
Close My Eyes Forever
Kiss Me Deadly