Sweden has a new glam rock band for you to check out. This 3 piece band features Snowy Shaw from Trivium and Dream Evil.
XXX – is pronounced Triple X and these 3 X-men behind the fitting moniker are:
You can listen to 4 songs from the upcoming album “Heaven, Hell or Hollywood?” on the band’s MySpace:
2-CD and Digital Collection Captures Megadeth’s Biggest Hits, An Unreleased Demo, Plus Two Rare Live Recordings HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Aug. 18
Following the successful 2007 release of the coveted 4-CD+DVD Warchest box set, Megadeth is back with a vengeance with Anthology: Set The World Afire. The career-spanning 2-CD and digital collection, to be released September 30 by Capitol/EMI, features Megadeth’s top hits and fan favorites, a previously unreleased demo and two rare concert recordings.
Anthology: Set The World Afire is loaded with 35 electrifying tracks,
among them Megadeth’s top hits, including “Trust,” “A Tout Le Monde,”
“Insomnia” and “Train of Consequences.” Also included are rare 1992 concert
recordings of “Peace Sells” and “Symphony of Destruction,” previously
available only in limited release, the latter having never been released in
the U.S. “High Speed Dirt” is a demo version, previously unreleased.
Iconic frontman Dave Mustaine pioneered the hugely successful metal band,
Megadeth after his departure from Metallica. Beginning with the band’s 1985
debut album, Killing Is My Business … And Business Is Good!, and evolving
through a shifting series of lineups, Megadeth crafted a dynamic, intelligent
style that combined the aggressiveness of thrash metal, the improvisational
nature of jazz, and cynical, articulate, politically-charged lyrics into an
innovative mix that built a rabid worldwide following.
In 1992, Megadeth burst into the mainstream with their fifth album,
Countdown To Extinction, which debuted at #2 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart and went on to sell more than two million copies in the U.S. alone. 1994’s Youthanasia followed with a #4 debut, while 1997’s Cryptic Writings yielded four Top 20 hits at rock radio, including “Trust” and “Almost Honest.”
After a brief hiatus in 2002, Megadeth made a bold return when their tenth
studio album, The System Has Failed, debuted at #18 on Billboard’s Top 200.
In recent years, Mustaine has also overseen the broad remastering campaign
for Megadeth’s Capitol Records catalog, which began with the band’s second
album, Peace Sells … But Who’s Buying? Mustaine spent months remixing,
remastering, restoring — and in some cases, reconstructing — the band’s
Capitol catalog to bring it as close to his original vision as possible. Each
reissue and last year’s career-spanning Warchest box set is packed with
unreleased tracks, demos and alternate mixes, as well as new liner notes by
the iconoclastic Mustaine.
For the majority of three decades, Megadeth has yanked heavy metal into
the future — musically, lyrically, and culturally — and worked the raw soil
into something desirable and dangerous. With defiance and grace, through
unusual quality and intelligence, Megadeth has raised a generation on a diet
of truth serum and bitter pills. Instead of being kicked to the curb for their
insolence, they’ve been rewarded with seven Grammy nominations and five
platinum and multi-platinum albums.
On September 30, Megadeth will continue to build on this powerful legacy
with Anthology: Set The World Afire and will prove once again that they are an indispensable part of heavy metal history.
For more information regarding Megadeth’s latest pursuits, please visit
the band’s official Website: http://www.megadeth.com.
MEGADETH: Anthology: Set The World Afire (2-CD, Digital Album)
3. Peace Sells
4. Wake Up Dead
5. Devils Island
6. Anarchy in the U.K.
7. Set The World Afire
8. Into The Lungs Of Hell
9. In My Darkest Hour
10. Holy Wars …
The Punishment Due
11. Tornado of Souls
12. Hangar 18
13. Take No Prisoners
14. Go To Hell
15. Sweating Bullets
16. Crown of Worms
17. High Speed Dirt [Demo]*
1. Skin O’ My Teeth
2. Ashes In Your Mouth
4. Angry Again
5. Train of Consequences
6. Reckoning Day
7. A Tout Le Monde
8. The Killing Road
9. New World Order
13. Prince of Darkness
14. Kill The King
15. Dread And The Fugitive Mind
17. Symphony of Destruction
18. Peace Sells (live,Cow Palace, 1992)**
* Previously unreleased
** Previously unreleased in the U.S.
Including a rare Forevermore EP featuring unreleased tracks:
Fade into Smoke
Redemption (Live Rehearsal Version)
Venomous (Live Rehearsal Version)
1st Prize – Signed Forevermore EP, poster and t-shirt
2nd Prize – Signed Forevermore EP and t-shirt
8 Runner Ups – Signed Forevermore EP
SWEEPSTAKE RUNS 8/18/2008 – 8/24/2008
If you are one of the many who have tried to secure a copy of Wildside’s debut release, Under the Influence, I have a little bit of good news for you.
While the original out of print copies of Under the Influence may be too costly for most music fans, I spotted something new on Amazon.com.
The Essential Wildside is a new way for Wildside fans to grab some of their tunes at a price that wont break the bank. This new release is only available in a downloadable format, but can be purchased from Amazon.com for $6.99. You can also find this on I-Tunes as well.
The Track Listing is:
Hang On Lucy
Easy as 123
Laid In Sin
Just Another Night
Clock Strikes (Live version)
Looks Like Love
So Far Away
How Many Lies
Sweet Little Sinner
More Dates with A7X, Shinedown, Saving Abel on sale!
Presale starts Thursday at 10am. The password is batbuck. Public onsale is Saturday.
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AC/DC’s new album, Black Ice, will be released on October 20th through Columbia Records. It is the band’s first album in eight years. First single, ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Train’, will be issued August 28th.
Black Ice tracklisting: ‘Rock ‘N Roll Train’, ‘Skies On Fire’, ‘Big Jack’, ‘Anything Goes’, ‘War Machine’, ‘Smash ‘N Grab’, ‘Spoilin’ For A Fight’, ‘Wheels’, ‘Decibel’, ‘Stormy May Day’, ‘She Likes Rock ‘N Roll’, ‘Money Made’, ‘Rock N Roll Dream’, ‘Rocking All The Way’, ‘Black Ice’.
Rollingstone.com has posted a short description of the new AC/DC’s album, Black Ice, which will be available on October 21st. Here’s their report:
“AC/DC singer Brian Johnson promised that they’d tour in 2008. Well, he wasn’t kidding. Soon they’ll begin rehearsals in a secret location, before hitting US arenas in late fall. We heard this news at the Sony HQ on New York’s Madison Avenue, before hearing all 15 tracks of the band’s earthshaking new Black Ice, recorded in Vancouver in just eight weeks with Brendan O’Brien. On it, Brian wails about skies on fire, blood in his eyes, storms raging, lightning flashes, hard rain and pretty women. Angus Young shreds throughout (we dig his slide work on ‘Decibel’), and the rhythm cats — Malcom Young, Cliff Williams and Phil Rudd — are solid as a rock. The first single is ‘Rock ‘N Roll Train'; ‘She Likes Rock ‘N Roll’ will be a stripper anthem; and ‘War Machine’ (our favorite) will tear you to pieces.”
Article courtesy of Bravewords.com
Jet Black Stare has unleashed a new video for their current single, “Read to Roll”.
Check out the video below.
According to Wikipedia “Saudades de Rock” roughly translated means “Nostalgic Yearning for Rock”. With that being said it doesn’t change the fact that Extreme’s first album in thirteen years is still unpronounceable to almost anyone not familiar with the Portuguese language. Fortunately the title is the only bad thing I found with this release.
Before I listened to this album I went back and reintroduced myself to Extreme’s music because quite honestly after “Pornograffitti” they lost my attention. The songs were there occasionally but not albums as a whole. There were no such problems with Saudades from start to finish it had me bobbing my head, tapping my feet, and singing along.
Everything gets started with “Star” where the band’s admiration for Queen shines brightly with the vocal harmonies, thumping bass line, and a damn good solo from Nuno Bettencourt. From there it goes to “Comfortably Dumb” with a funk feel Extreme is famous for. Other standout tracks include “Take Us Alive” with what I would call a Texas Stomp feel, “Run” that goes back to the Queen influences again maybe a little to much because the opening lines reminded me of Fame right off the bat. “Last Hour” has a bluesy swagger to it once it gets started. “Flower Man” has a great foot tapping vibe to it even though I can’t understand a single word Gary Cherone is singing. “King of the Ladies” would have fit nicely with any song on “Pornograffitti”. When “Ghost” first started playing I had to check my I-Tunes to make sure someone hadn’t slipped a Coldplay song in there but after a few listens that little mistake was forgiven. Peace (Saudade) gives a nod to the Beatles with some great vocals, harmonies, and piano playing.
Throughout the album Extreme shines together as well as individually. Nuno Bettencourt’s playing is unbelievable; Gary Cherone’s vocals are strong as ever, bassist Pat Badger keeps everyone tight and in line. But in my opinion the “Star” of this album is drummer Kevin Figueiredo not only did he help write three of the tracks he gives one of the best performances I have heard in a long time. In case you didn’t know, one of Figueiredo’s drumming mentors was Mike Mangini. If you pick up the European version you also get an extra track, a demo from 1985 called “Americocaine”
“Saudades de Rock” gives you every thing you would expect from Extreme, plus a few surprises without the trash that plagues a couple of their previous releases.
2. Comfortably Dumb
3. Learn To Love
4. Take Us Alive
6. Last Hour
7. Flower Man
8. King Of The Ladies
13. Peace (Saudade)
Gary Cherone – Vocals
Nuno Bettencourt – Guitars
Pat Badger – Bass, backing vocals
Kevin Figueiredo – Drums, percussion
Reviewed by Rocknrollcoastie.
Tonight (at 8:30pm PT / 11:30pm ET), the US nationally syndicated radio show Rockline will be airing a CD premiere of BLACK STONE CHERRY’s new album, Folklore And Superstition. Fans are encouraged to speak with the band by calling 1-800-344-ROCK (7625). For a station near you and for information regarding how to log onto the Internet for the broadcast go to RockLineRadio.com.
Folklore And Superstition will be released on August 19th via Roadrunner Records. The Kentucky natives named their sophomore effort after a distinct tradition from their native region: folklore, story telling and superstitions.
“There is a mystique with folklore and superstition,” says drummer John Fred Young. “We’re intrigued by and interested in history, roots and heritage, and we incorporate that into the band.”
Bassist Jon Lawhon concurs, “We are taking the Southern tradition and spreading it out to the rest of the world. They say, ‘Write what you know,’ so that’s what we’re doing, writing what we know.”
The band recorded the album at Black Bird Studios, which is owned and operated by country artist MARTINA McBRIDE, in Nashville, Tennessee. It was produced and mixed by veteran rock producer Bob Marlette (OZZY OSBOURNE, SALIVA, SEETHER, SHINEDOWN).
The tracklisting is as follows: ‘Blind Man’, ‘Please Come In’, ‘Reverend Wrinkle’, ‘Soul Creek’, ‘Things My Father Said’, ‘The Bitter End’, ‘Long Sleeves’, ‘Peace Is Free’, ‘Devil’s Queen’, ‘The Key’, ‘You’, ‘Sunrise’, ‘Ghost Of Floyd Collins’.