Canadian metallers Snake Eyes Seven disappeared from the scene as quickly as they appeared. Snake Eyes Seven released their debut on Chavis Records in 2007 and began playing U.S. shows only to return back to Canada abruptly due to tension within the band. Founder and chief songwriter Cole Stevens put the band on hiatus while sorting out the issues and decompressing from the turmoil created.
“It took a long time to get things up and running and in a blink of an eye it was over. Once we returned from the U.S. things deteriorated quickly. Members left and I wasn’t sure myself if I wanted to continue what I had started. It definitely took its toll on me mentally, physically and financially. As time went on I realized that I wasn’t going to let the negative influences in the old band keep me from moving ahead with my music. My batteries were recharged and it was time to start all over again. I made a call to Chavis and asked Bill if he was still in my corner. Knowing that he is, made me more determined to prove that this is for real. Then I set out to find the best musicians I could which took time, but I got them.”
The new SES line up is: Ken Stone (vx), Moscow (b), Johnny Bland (d), and Cole Steven (g).
Snake Eyes Seven hit the studio earlier this year with 13 brand new songs and Cam McLeod (White Wolf) producing. “This project is light years ahead of the debut. People are not going to believe it is the same band. Everyone in the camp is excited about the new material. All I can say is WOW! You just won’t believe it.” adds Bill Chavis
The band is currently finishing up recording and then it will be mixed before heading to L.A. for mastering. Stay tuned…
From Billboard.com, AC/DC’s “Black Ice” is flying off the shelves at Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club, the exclusive U.S. retailers for the album that arrived yesterday (Oct. 21). Sources estimate the set sold 193,000 copies in its first day of sale, and could move upward of 800,000 in its first week.
This week, Wal-Mart set up “pop-up” stores in New York and Los Angeles to sell the album and offer fans the chance to play the AC/DC-branded version of the video game “Rock Band.”
At regular Wal-Mart outlets, AC/DC has its own store-within-the-store, featuring the band’s back catalog and merchandise.
“Black Ice” (Columbia) is AC/DC’s first new studio album in eight years. The group begins an extensive world tour Oct. 28 in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
LIONSGATE RELEASES PUNISHER: WAR ZONE SOUNDTRACK WITH NEW SINGLE “WAR ZONE” FROM ROB ZOMBIE
Lionsgate is pleased to announce the upcoming soundtrack release to PUNISHER: WAR ZONE, from Marvel Comics’ latest film adaptation of fictional vigilante and deadly antihero Frank Castle. The lethal motion picture soundtrack features a powerful collection of A-list rockers including the first new music in 3 years from Rob Zombie in addition to heart-pounding songs from rock icons such as Seether, Slayer, Slipknot and Rise Against. The fifteen-track album attacks stores on 11/25/08. The film opens nationwide on December 5th, 2008.
The original track “War Zone”, written for and inspired by the film, contains the kind of raw, throttling energy that has made Rob Zombie a platinum selling artist. The song will also serve as the first single from the soundtrack. About his contribution, Rob Zombie said: “I love writing music for films, rather than just throwing them an unwanted B side or remix. This track was written exclusively for Punisher War Zone. A punishing track for a punishing movie.”
The record also features Slayer’s 2008 Grammy winning “Final Six” and current chart-topping singles from Slipknot “Psychosocial” and SeetherFallen”. The beatdown doesn’t stop there, with a broad mix of new and unreleased music that spans every niche of the rock genre, including unreleased songs by premiere punk group Rise Against and emo scenesters Senses Fail. Dan Trapp of Senses Fail had this to say: “We are super excited to be a part of the Punisher legacy… when we heard we were going to be involved, we all threw up in our hands out of excitement.”
Adding to the epic soundscape of PUNISHER: WAR ZONE is one lucky winner from the Lionsgate/Clear Channel “Unsigned Artist Contest” that was hosted last month. The contest attracted over 5,000 bands and millions of listeners. The winner will be announced on 10/24/08 at www.punisherwarzonemusic.com. Lionsgate Music President, Jay Faires adds, “teaming up with Clear Channel has been a phenomenal experience. The response to the Punisher contest has been incredible, and we are absolutely thrilled about introducing one of these talented unsigned bands to the world”
Providing extra ammunition to round out the album are emerging artists Kerli, and highly praised electronica duo Justice. This all adds up to make the PUNISHER: WAR ZONE soundtrack one of the most anticipated of the season.
The PUNISHER: WAR ZONE track listing is as follows:
* indicates new/unreleased track
Rob Zombie “War Zone”*
Slayer “Final Six”
Rise Against “Historia Calamitatum”*
Contest Winner- TBD
Senses Fail “The Past Is Proof”*
Machines of Loving Grace “Butterfly Wings”
Hatebreed “Refuse / Resist”*
Ramallah “Days of Revenge”
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus have just uploaded their new single, “You Better Pray” on their Imeem and MySpace profiles this morning. With its Guns-N-Roses-flavored riffing and hard-rock rhythms, the track will surprise fans of the Florida band. The song will be included on the band’s upcoming, as-yet-untitled album which will hit stores in early 2009.
One of the most highly anticipated albums in rock history, the long-awaited Chinese Democracy (Black Frog/Geffen Records) will be available globally on November 23 on CD and vinyl (accompanied by a free digital download of the tracks), and as a separate digital album.
Produced by Axl Rose and Caram Costanzo, Chinese Democracy includes 14 tracks. The title track and first single from the album, “Chinese Democracy”, was released to radio at 5:00AM eastern time today. Two of the recordings have been recently released–“Shackler’s Revenge” debuted September 14 in the “Rock Band 2” videogame and “If The World” debuted October 11 in the film Body Of Lies.
“The release of Chinese Democracy marks a historic moment in rock ‘n’ roll,” said Irving Azoff and Andy Gould, Guns N’ Roses’ co-managers, “and we’re launching with a monumental campaign that matches the groundbreaking sound of the album itself. Guns N’ Roses fans have every reason to celebrate, for this is only the beginning.”
The famous Los Angeles Sunset Strip comes to Iowa in summer 2009! Great White will play the inaugural Rock Gone Wild festival in Algona, Iowa August 20-23, 2009. For the first time, fans are able to purchase seats in all three tiers: platinum, VIP and general admission. Fans should act fast if they want to get wild in August 2009 – tickets are going fast for America’s preeminent rock n’ roll festival.
Los Angeles nightclubs in the 80s are the stuff of legends. Great White cut their teeth in places like the Troubadour and other Sunset Strip haunts. The quintet gained fame with hits like “Rock Me,” “Save Your Love” and “Once Bitten.Twice Shy.” West coast fans know Jack Russell could hit the high notes in 1981.and he can still hit them today. Don’t miss your chance to witness one of the best blues-based rock bands in the business perform live. Great White are Jack Russell (vocals), Mark Kendall (guitar), Michael Lardie (guitar and keyboard), Scott Snyder (bass) and Audie Desbrow (drums). For more information, please visit the official website at www.rockgonewild.com
For the first time, Rock Gone Wild fans are able to purchase tickets at all three price levels: platinum, VIP and general admission. The platinum package offers the most luxurious festival experience in America.
Platinum ticket holders are allowed exclusive access to the Sinners Lounge. The Sinners Lounge features buffet style lunch, dinner and nightly snacks daily; liquor and beer, soft drinks and water – all to enjoy in an air conditioned tent. The Sinners Lounge is the perfect nightclub setting for all rock fans! There are fewer than 250 platinum seats remaining. Platinum ticket holders sit in the first ten rows. Once the platinum seats are sold out, no more will be added. The package also comes with a commemorative lanyard, T-shirt, poster and more.
VIP ticket holders also get special Rock Gone Wild privileges. These ticket holders will sit in rows 11-30, enjoy buffet style lunch, dinner and late night snacks daily, plus beer, soft drinks and water. VIP fans will enjoy their food and drink in air-conditioned tents. Only 900 VIP tickets remain at this time. Once they are sold out, no more will be added.
For fans that like to party in big groups or go their own way will love general admission seating. This ticket level allows fans re-entry access the entire run of the festival. Camping is also available for additional purchase no matter the ticket level selected. To purchase tickets, please visit http://tickets.rockgonewild.com.Rock Gone Wild will take place at the Freedom Park festival grounds, located at 2507- 160th Avenue in Algona, Iowa. While Algona is a rural community, the area is close to many hotels and both the Des Moines and Minneapolis airports are easily accessible.
Great White join Dangerous Toys, Helix, Saigon Kick, Rhino Bucket and Junkyard to the constantly expanding Rock Gone Wild lineup. Visit www.rockgonewild.com or www.anatomyofafestival.wordpress.com for updated festival information.
Rock now. Rock on. Rock wild.
HARDROCKHIDEOUT.COM has 2 tickets to give away for the Queen + Paul Rodgers show that will be taking place in Movie Theaters Nationwide on November 6th.
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NCM Fathom and Disney’s Hollywood Records are pleased to present “Queen + Paul Rodgers: Let the Cosmos Rock” – a concert event featuring the band’s classic hits and songs from their new album, “Let the Cosmos Rock.” This amazing show was captured live from the Ukraine on September 12th in Kharkov’s Freedom Square before 350,000 fans. This historic show will only be shown in select U.S. movie theaters one night only – Thursday, November 6th at 7:30pm local time.
With eighteen #1 singles worldwide, Queen is considered to be one of the biggest rock groups on the planet. The band has sold over 150 million albums worldwide with over 40 million sold in the United States alone. Queen’s eighteen #1 albums and ten #1 DVDs are proof of their longevity and popularity.
Paul Rodgers has had his own wildly successful career. As the lead singer for the mega groups Free and Bad Company, he has sold over 90 million records. His solo work has also been Grammy nominated. This is his second tour with Queen and their first studio album together.
These rock legends have joined forces to “Let the Cosmos Rock” once again. This concert features some of the most recognized rock songs in the world including: “We Will Rock You,” “Tie Your Mother Down,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “All Right Now,” “I Want It All,” and “Bad Company”. These hits, along with songs off their first combined studio album, “Rock the Cosmos”, are certain to entertain new and returning fans alike.
“Let the Cosmos Rock” will be shown one night only at over 400 different participating theaters nationwide. Tickets went on sale on October 10th for the November 6, 2008 show.
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