Bullet has released their first single, “Dusk Til Dawn“, off of their up and coming album, Bite the Bullet.
Check out the new song on Bullet’s myspace page.
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Billboard.com is reporting that the June leak of nine allegedly “mastered, finished” tracks from Guns N’ Roses’ long-delayed “Chinese Democracy” spurred a renewed round of chatter about whether the Axl Rose-led band will finally release the 14-years-in-the-making album.
But some concrete signs are finally emerging that the album’s release could be imminent. That’s because, according to sources, negotiations are underway for “Chinese Democracy” to come out as an exclusive at one of the big boxes — either Wal-Mart or Best Buy.
Negotiations are also ongoing to have conventional record company distribution, another source says.
Guns N’ Roses is now managed by Irving Azoff’s Front Line Management, and Azoff is a well-known proponent of issuing albums exclusively through retailers. He released the Eagles’ “Long Road Out of Eden” through Wal-Mart, much to the chagrin of other merchants.
Most recently, it became known that AC/DC’s next album will come out exclusively through Wal-Mart. Merchants were particularly incensed that the deal was apparently struck with the blessing of Columbia.
It’s unclear who initiated the Guns N’ Roses exclusive negotiations — Front Line or Interscope, the band’s label.
Representatives at Front Line and Interscope with knowledge of the situation couldn’t be reached for comment by deadline. A Wal-Mart representative says the chain couldn’t confirm this fall’s exclusives. Best Buy representatives couldn’t be reached for comment by deadline.
HRH Comment: Wal-Mart ought to package this CD with a space heater. Hell will have frozen over before this disc comes out.
After the long wait, the first group of dates for the Scars North American headline tour is now announced.
More dates and on-sale information will follow shortly, but in the meantime, here they are North America – get ready to be scarred!
Sun Oct 19 – Atlanta – Masquerade
Mon Oct 20 – Myrtle Beach – House Of Blues
Wed Oct 22 – Philadelphia – TLA
Thu Oct 23 – Baltimore – Ram’s Head
Sat Oct 25 – New York – The Fillmore
Sun Oct 26 – Boston – Paradise
Tue Oct 28 – Montreal – Le Medley
Wed Oct 29 – Toronto – Phoenix
Fri Oct 31 – Detroit – St.
Sat Nov 1 – Chicago – Metro
Sun Nov 2 – Milwaukee – The Eagles Club
Tue Nov 4 – Minneapolis – First Avenue
Wed Nov 5 – Kansas City – Beaumont
Fri Nov 7 – Denver – Ogden
Sat Nov 8 – Salt Lake City – Murray Theatre
Tue Nov 11 – Edmonton – Edmonton Events Center
Wed Nov 12 – Calgary – MacEwan Ballroom
Fri Nov 14 – Vancouver – Commodore Ballroom
Sat Nov 15 – Seattle – Showbox SODO
Sun Nov 16 – Portland – Roseland
Sat Nov 22 – Phoenix – Marquee
Mon Nov 24 – San Antonio – White Rabbit
Tue Nov 25 – Austin – Emo’s
Wed Nov 26 – Houston – House Of Blues
EYE OF THE JEDI’ IS MOST POPULAR TRACKON NJ BAND’S
ACCLAIMED DEBUT CD, ‘SPARK IT UP’
AMID LATEST WAVE OF STAR WARS MANIA
New Jersey rock band INFERNOPHONIC has been thrust into the midst of the latest wave of “Star Wars Mania” with the arrival of Star Wars: The Clone Wars.“Eye of the Jedi,” the classic hard rockers’ richly melodic and spiritually topical Star Wars tribute, now has become the most popular track on its acclaimed new debut album, SPARK IT UP. It’s no accident that
“Eye of the Jedi” easily is the most downloaded song on the band’s MySpace page (www.myspace.com/infernophonic), and it’s also the one song fans consistently have been demanding in concert all summer long. No INFERNOPHONIC show is complete these days, without “Eye of the Jedi” as the final encore. The audience simply won’t have it any other way.
“The reaction to ‘Jedi’ has been phenomenal,” says Kevin Bolembach, the band’s bass-playing ringmaster. “It’s a catchy tune with a nice, simple arrangement, and I think the subject matter catches listeners and stays with them because it’s something they grew up with and have heard of before. I mean, who doesn’t want to be a swashbuckling Jedi, swinging a light saber around? It’s amazing how these names and mythologies from the Star Wars movies have become permanently embedded in our culture.I believe that it attests to the strength of the concepts behind them.”
Inspired by the timeless philosophies in Jedi mythology, INFERNOPHONIC “Eye of the Jedi” in 2002 as Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, was hitting theaters. Six years later, the band made “Eye of the Jedi” the final track on its debut album. Released in June, SPARK IT UP, has been hailed by Guitar Player, Guitar World, Music Connection and a fast-growing list of others, and has charted in the Top 5 Most Added at FMQB and CMJ. wrote
INFERNOPHONIC’s lyrical themes –written almost entirely by head-turning lead vocalist Elaine Tuttle – primarily center around spiritualism, self-help and resistance to oppression through free-thinking. As Bolembach notes, those ideas have a kinship to the pure and noble Jedi lifestyle and its somewhat vulnerable focus to withstand the corruptive pressures of outside forces.
“I think one of the lines in ‘Jedi’ sums it up best,” he says. “It goes, ‘No time to debate with all the ones that hate – won’t even try to relate, I’ll find a better way to levitate.’ In other words, evil is all around you, but you need to rise above it.”
Heavy without the metal and meticulous in its musicianship, INFERNOPHONIC returns the swaggering spirit and soulful splendor to hard rock in a funked-up, female-fronted fury on SPARK IT UP. With Tuttle being singled out as “red hot singer” (Guitar World) who “conjures comparisons to Grace Slick, Ann Wilson and other ballsy banshees” (Music Connection), INFERNOPHONIC is a true musician’s band that’s pummeling rock’s current conventions with a wallop reserved for the hard-hitting giants of the past four decades. Stacking contemporary influences such as Red Hot Chili Peppers and Audioslave on a firm foundation of forefathers Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple, the ferocious foursome is rounded out by. Fortifying the attack are the lightning licks of guitarist Pat Piegari (Lourds) and the deep, dirty backbeat of drummer Ross Kantor.
After two years of burning up the Northeast with their incendiary live shows, INFERNOPHONIC was asked to record SPARK IT UP by Alan Evans of Soulive. Evans brought the band into world-famous Applehead Studios in Woodstock, NY (Coheed & Cambria, King Crimson, Medeski Martin & Wood) to plug into its coveted vintage gear, clandestine recording techniques, and cutting edge mixing technologies. Those studio qualities held special meaning for Bolembach, a self-professed gear head who is also founder and president of Godlyke, Inc., an equipment company obsessed with tonal quality. It should come as no surprise that SPARK IT UP is a sonic smorgasbord that will leave every musician wondering: “How did they get that tone?”
Able to melt and meld a diverse audio arsenal to create a new sonic experience, INFERNOPHONIC is a breed apart. SPARK IT UP is sure to ignite the molten core within any hard rock fan, regardless of age, by a band that is glorious in all its heavenly rage.
Nickel and Dime Records is pleased to announce the release of Plan 9 “Manmade Monster” for worldwide distribution. The group’s sophomore release includes 13 original songs that capture the raw energy and spirit of the Glenn Danzig-era Misfits, but with a fresh songwriting perspective and ass-kicking high identity.
Plan 9 originally formed in San Francisco circa 1997 as a one shot, one time Misfits tribute band. The show sold out in under an hour and was attended by none other than Kirk Hammett, James Hetfield, and Jim Martin of Faith No More. The crowd was mystified by the extreme likeness that Plan 9 bore to the actual Misfits, both musically and visually. Led by Scary Only of the infamous psychobilly band, the Hellbillys, Plan 9 began to carve out a vast following with their aggressive, powerful and theatrical live shows.
Years later, Plan 9 became one of California’s most popular bands playing for the likes of Glenn Danzig and Jerry Only (Jerry appears on their debut release as well). They have mutated from a “tribute band” to a legitimate death-rock band, writing and producing their own material.
Their debut release, “8 Hits From Hell” (2004), led critics and fans alike to hail Plan 9 as the only true successors of the original Misfits sound.
“The originals seem to approach the classic-middle, Walk Among Us-era Misfits as almost a genre. They have the same well-played, catchy, up-tempo melodic punk with sung vocals and shouted chorus and ’50s B-movie horror and sci-fi themes. Like other bands who have picked up this sound and run with it, it’s often more enjoyable of a listen than the slowed metallic route the actual former Misfits members since have taken.” – MAXIMUM ROCK N ROLL
2. War of the Worlds
3. 13 Shades of Black
5. Heart of Darkness
6. Revenant’s Rise
7. Day of the Dead
9. ManMade Monster
10. Devil’s Advocate
11. Teenagers From Mars / We Bite
13. Black Dragon
14. She Never Sleeps
15. God Told Me To Kill
I must admit that I only discovered The Poor recently, when I found out that they opened up for AC/DC on their Ballbreaker tour. I didn’t wee AC/DC on that tour, but I found I strange that I didn’t know about a band, that opened up for them. On the strength of their tune “More Wine Waiter Please”, The Poor also opened up for KISS, Van Halen, The Scorpions and more.
The Poor’s sound is definitely AC/DC inspired. I don’t know if I would call them an AC/DC clone, but I hear instances where they sound like Airbourne (or is it Airbourne that sounds like them) and Rhino Bucket, with a little bit of 80’s hair metal guitar for good measure. Interestingly enough, The Poor’s drummer, James Young is the nephew of Malcolm & Angus Young.
While the music on this disc is not very original, it is pretty good. This is one of those CD’s where I like every song. Some of my favorite cuts are “Dirty Money”, “Tell Someone Who Cares”, “More Wine Waiter Please”, and “Liar”.
For more information on The Poor, check out their myspace page, and tell someone who cares! You can find copies of this disc, at Amazon.com and on EBay. The band reunited for an opening slot with W.A.S.P. in 2008, so we have not seen the end of The Poor. Check them out!
Rating:Out of 10
2. Dirty Money
3. Man of War
4. Tell Someone Who Cares
5. More Wine Waiter Please
6. Ain’t on the Chain
8. Hair of the Dog
11. Only the Night
The Poor is:
Skenie – Vocals
Julian Rv Grynglas – Guitars
Matt Whitby – Bass
James Young – Drums