WHITE ZOMBIE. The musical horrorshow that mixed dark pop culture with metallic hard rock has been resurrected on the 4-CD/1-DVD box set “Let Sleeping Corpses Lie” (Geffen/UMe), released November 25, 2008. The CDs bring together for the first time all 64 original studio recordings released by the band led by Rob Zombie during its 1985-1996 career. The DVD offers nine music videos, 10 live performances, and some hidden gems.
Disc One of “Let Sleeping Corpses Lie” includes all of the tracks released on the New York City band’s own Silent Explosion label — the four songs on the 1985 “Gods On Voodoo Moon” EP, of which only 300 copies were pressed; the two songs on the 1986 “Pig Heaven” EP, which had only 1,000 made; and the seven on 1987′s “Psycho-Head Blowout” EP, which NIRVANA’s Kurt Cobain called one of his favorite albums.
Disc Two encompasses WHITE ZOMBIE’s first two full-length albums, 1987′s “Soul-Crusher”, which began on Silent Explosion but was re-released by Caroline Records the following year, and 1989′s “Make Them Die Slowly”. Disc Three offers the three-selection “God Of Thunder” EP and the band’s 1992 major label debut, “La Sexorcisto: Devil Music Vol. 1″, which broke the band into the Top 40, earned double platinum and spawned the Best Hard Rock Performance Grammy-nominated “Thunder Kiss ’65″ and “Black Sunshine” (with Iggy Pop). Also heard is “I Am Hell” from the soundtrack to the 1993 animated flick “The Beavis & Butt-head Experience”.
Disc Four opens with “Children Of The Grave” from a 1994 BLACK SABBATH tribute album and “Feed The Gods” from that year’s “Airheads” soundtrack album. The centerpiece, however, is 1995′s “Astro-Creep: 2000, Songs Of Love, Destruction And Other Synthetic Delusions Of The Electric Head”, which ranked in the Top 10 for two months, was certified triple platinum and spun off the Modern Rock Top 10, Grammy-nominated “More Human Than Human”. The 64 “Let Sleeping Corpses Lie” recordings conclude with 1996 soundtrack contributions to “Escape From L.A.”, “Beavis And Butt-head Do America” and “The Crow: City Of Angels”, with its Grammy-nominated cover of the disco hit “I’m Your Boogieman”.
Among the DVD’s videos are those for “More Human Than Human”, winner of the MTV Video Music Award for Best Hard Rock Video, as well as “Thunder Kiss ’65″, “Black Sunshine”, “Super-Charger Heaven”, “I’m Your Boogieman” and “The One”. Live performances include “Soul-Crusher”, “Spiderbaby (Yeah Yeah Yeah)”, “I Am Hell” and “Creature Of The Wheel”.
WHITE ZOMBIE officially disbanded in 1998 after the release of the “Hellbilly Deluxe”, the triple platinum solo debut for Rob Zombie, who has since enjoyed continued success both on record and as a film director with his vision of the dark side.
“Let Sleeping Corpses Lie” track listing:
01. Gentleman Junkie
02. King of Souls
03. Tales From the Scarecrowman
04. Cat’s Eye Resurrection
05. Pig Heaven
06. Slaughter The Grey
08. Fast Jungle
09. Gun Crazy
13. True Crime
02. Shack of Hate
03. Drowning the Colossus
04. Crow III
05. Die, Zombie, Die
07. Truck On Fire
10. Diamond Ass
12. Disaster Blaster
15. Acid Flesh
16. Power Hungry
01. God Of Thunder
02. Love Razor
03. Disaster Blaster 2
04. Welcome to Planet Motherfucker / Psychoholic Slag
05. Knuckle Duster (Radio 1-A)
06. Thunder Kiss ’65
07. Black Sunshine
09. Cosmic Monsters Inc.
10. Spiderbaby (Yeah-Yeah-Yeah)
11. I Am Legend
12. Knuckle Duster (Radio 2-B)
14. One Big Crunch
15. Grindhouse (A Go-Go)
17. Warp Asylum
18. I Am Hell
01. Children Of The Grave
02. Feed The Gods
03. Electric Head Pt. 1 (The Agony)
04. Super-Charger Heaven
05. Real Solution #9_ Creature Of The Wheel
06. Electric Head Pt. 2 (The Ecstacy)
07. Grease Paint And Monkey Brains
08. I, Zombie
09. More Human Than Human
10. El Phantasmo and The Chicken-Run Blast-O-Rama
11. Blur The Technicolor
12. Blood, Milk and Sky
13. The One
14. I’m Your Boogieman
16. Suicide Tanks and Cannibal Girls
Disc Five (DVD):
01. Thunder Kiss ’65
02. Black Sunshine
03. Welcome To Planet Mf
04. Feed The Gods
05. More Human Than Human
06. Super-Charger Heaven
07. Electric Head – Pt. II (The Ecstasy)
08. I’m Your Boogieman
09. The One
02. Spiderbaby (Yeah Yeah Yeah)
04. Black Sunshine
05. Cosmic Monsters Inc.
06. Thunder Kiss ’65
07. Electric Head – Pt. I (The Agony)
08. I Am Hell
09. Welcome To Planet Mf
10. Creature Of The Wheel
Celebrate Halloween early!!!
Tonight on Hard Rock Nights, we’ll be going through some of the most mortifying hard rock ever recorded! Of course there will be some KISS, Ozzy and Alice, but we don’t stop there! We’re going to rock out with some seldom heard Fastway, Dangerous Toys, and Armored Saint, and we’re even throwing in a couple of new tracks from Randy Piper’s Animal and Stone Gods!
So mark your calendars, tie a string around your finger, whatever you need to do to remember: Halloween is coming early to Hard Rock Nights! Saturday, October 25, 9-11 pm eastern time.
Listen on-line at classxradio. com!!!
Once Nothing is part of the metalcore scene, and this is something that I can’t really listen to.
My question to you metalcore fans out there is, do you like this style of vocals? What is it about this type of music that you enjoy.
As far as Once Nothing is concerned, the band itself is very good. The guitar tandem of Josh Branas and David Burkes is quite talented. There are plenty of cool chugging riffs and solos all over this CD. The rhythm section of Giuseppe Capolupo and Steve Lucarelli is pretty good too. I thought the music was very tight, and I got a kick out of hearing some cowbell on some tunes.
My biggest problem with Once Nothing is their singer Todd Lowry. He is one of those infamous cookie monster type of singers, that sounds like he is trying to deep throat the microphone. I just don’t get this style of vocals at all. I know Metalcore has an audience, but I can’t listen to this without struggling to get through it. The music is good, but the vocals are completely lost on me. This band is extremely talented and could really start to go some places if they would employ a singer who can sing, instead of grunt.
Rating:Out 0f 10
1. The Intimidator
2. Avoid Me Like The Plague
3. Juliet Or At Least What’s Left Of Her
4. Gunfire Is The Sound Of Freedom
5. The Dust Of A Town
6. My Sweet Medusa
7. Columbus Wasn’t Looking For America
8. Then There Were Nine
9. All My Heroes Are Cowboys
10. The Truth About Me Or Someone Like Me
11. Whiskey Breath
12. ….And Then Came Grace
Once Nothing is:
Todd Lowry: Vocals
Josh Branas: Guitar
Giuseppe Capolupo: Drums
Steve Lucarelli: Bass
David Burkes: Guitar
Guitar Center and Motley Crue announced today the six finalists for the Guitar Center On-Stage: Your Chance To Make Rock History. The final six bands were chosen from a pool of 30 semi-finalists over a period of two days as each semi- finalist performed one song live in front of a panel of industry experts at Guitar Center’s legendary Sunset Boulevard location. The final six bands will continue onto the finals to perform live for Motley Crue at the world famous Whisky A Go-Go on November 10th in Hollywood.
The top six bands were chosen by influential leaders in the music industry, including President of FUSE TV, Eric Sherman; Producer and Front man of Sixx:A.M., James Michael; Music Director of Los Angeles radio station 98.7, Julie Pilat; Chris Nilsson of Tenth St. Entertainment and General Manager of Eleven Seven Music, Frank Woodworth.
Sixx:A.M. front man and producer, James Michael shares, “I was amazed by the talent I saw over the past few days. Rarely do I get to see so many great bands play one after another. The “Guitar Center On Stage” program has already proven effective in finding America’s best up and coming rock bands.”
The finalists who are just one step closer to being official rock stars include:
— The Spittin’ Cobras (Seattle, WA)
Since launching the search for the next great American rock band in August, Guitar Center and Motley Crue have had a staggering 7,930 bands register and close to 175,000 online votes cast at the program’s web site — makerockhistory.com. The site also garnered nearly one million unique visitors since its launch on August 1st.
Motley Crue’s Mick Mars notes, “Our partnership with Guitar Center gives us the opportunity to help an up-and-coming band by giving them every element needed to succeed. Like Ozzy did for us when he took an unknown band called Motley Crue on the road, we too are looking for the next generation’s great rock band.”
Continuing its support of aspiring artists, Guitar Center and the world’s most notorious rock band will provide one up-and-coming band the ultimate, career-altering opportunity — the chance to open on tour for rock icons, Motley Crue. The winning band will also receive $25,000 cash, $20,000 in exclusive new gear from Gibson Guitar, management from Tenth St. Entertainment, and a recording deal from Eleven Seven Music, Motley’s management and record label.
“Guitar Center On-Stage is our most revolutionary program yet, and we are truly amazed with the quality of talent that will go onto perform for Motley at the finals,” said Norman Hajjar, EVP and Chief Marketing Officer for Guitar Center. “Guitar Center invests millions every year behind programs that are dedicated to helping striving artists realize their musical dreams and this initiative is literally going to make rock history.”
The Guitar Center On-Stage finals, which are free to the public, will be held November 10th at the world famous Whisky A-Go-Go at 7 p.m., where each of the bands will perform live for Tommy Lee, Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil and Mick Mars of Motley Crue who will select the top band and winner of Guitar Center On-Stage.
Allen Kovac, CEO and Founder of Tenth Street Entertainment and Eleven Seven Music said, “From the performances that we have witnessed over the duration of this initiative, it’s apparent that Guitar Center On-Stage is an innovative platform that helps find fresh and groundbreaking new artists, whom would otherwise not have a chance to tour with the likes of Motley Crue. The winning band will not only have the chance of a lifetime to open for the notorious rockers, but they will have the support of the record label, management, credibility from Guitar Center and marketing to launch them into the competitive music industry to jump start a long and successful career.”
To check out the audio and videos of the final six bands or for more information about the finals at the Whisky A-Go-Go on November 10th, please go to http://www.makerockhistory.com.
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Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the release of WHITE LION “Bang Your Head Festival 2005” DVD on December 5th 2008.
White Lion left its musical mark in the late 80’s with a series of highly acclaimed albums including “Mane Attraction”, “Big Game” and the million seller “Pride” which spawned such hits as “Wait” and “When The Children Cry”. The band was also recognized for its signature album tracks that transcended socio-political themes such as “Lady Of The Valley”, “Cry For Freedom”, “Lights N Thunder” and “Warsong”.
White Lion originally disbanded in 1991 and it wasn’t until 2005 when singer Mike Tramp decided to handpick a handful of musicians (including Jamie Law on guitar, Troy Patrick Farrell on drums, Henning Wanner on keyboards and Claus Langeskov on bass) to carry again the flag of White Lion in a long European tour that culminated in a successful apparition at the “Bang Your Head Festival”. In Tramp’s own words “this concert was the definitive turning point and event that finally convinced me that it was worth going on with the next chapter of White Lion and that rock fans had not forgotten and still appreciated the music of White Lion”.
And indeed this DVD reflects the magic of an unforgettable night with amazing renditions of all the band’s hits and signature songs. A testament of what was and a statement for the future who brought the successful studio return album “Return of the Pride” released in March 2008.
DVD contents include:
Bang Your Head Festival 2005 concert: Lights And Thunder; Hungry; Lonely Nights; Broken Heart; Fight to Survive; Little Fighter; Living on the Edge; Tell Me; Wait; Radar Love.
Full length interview (Mike Tramp)
Slide show (Lady of the Valley)
Lights and Thunder across the USA (Live performance of song from the USA tour)
Easter Eggs: Hungry; It’s Over (Live in the USA)
I expected these guys to be a simple pub rock band in the vein of AC/DC. I couldn’t have been more wrong.
Johnny Diesel and the Injectors has a sound that probably has more in common with John Mellancamp than with AC/DC. Johnny Diesel has a pretty good voice. His vocals have a slight bit of rasp to them. This really helps drive the harder rocking tunes on this disc.
There aren’t too many rock bands employing a saxophone player in today’s music. I love the saxaphone, and I think it adds a lot of character to the music on this disc. It often takes the emphasis off of the lead guitar, and even though Johnny Diesel is a solid guitar player, Bernie Bremond might be a better sax player.
There are several good songs on this disc including “Lookin For Love”, “Cry In Shame”, “Soul Revival”, “Don’t Need Love”. I really don’t think there is a bad song on this disc.
Something that surprised me about Johnny Diesel was the fact that there were several music videos released for this album (Check them out below). I don’t recall seeing any of these on MTV back when the station played videos. It is a real shame too. This album could have been huge in the United States, if was given a little bit of support.
You can practically steal this disc off of Amazon.com. If you are looking for something different to enhance your playlist, you ought to give Johnny Diesel & The Injectors a look. This disc was a nice surprise for me. I have enjoyed this disc quite a bit, and I think a bunch of you will to.
1. Lookin’ for Love
2. Parisienne Hotel
3. Cry in Shame
4. Comin’ Home
5. Since I Fell for You
6. Don’t Need Love
8. Soul Revival
9. Fire Without a Flame
10. Get Ya Love
11. Never Last
12. Thang II
Johnny Diesel and the Injectors Are:
Johnny Diesel – Guitars and Vocals
Bernie Bremond – Saxophone and Background Vocals
Yak Sherrit – Drums
Johnny “Tatt” Delzel – Bass
Lordi has a their new CD “Deadache” coming out next Tuesday (10/28), so what better way to celebrate the release than with a horror video contest. What you need to do: 1.) Log onto www.redmusic.com/lordihorror where you will enter your cell number to receive a code to download the new Lordi single “Bite It Like A Bulldog” for free. 2.) Go to the official YouTube group(http://www.youtube.com/user/lordihorrorcontest) where you will upload your very own horror video, using the free track of “Bite It Like A Bulldog” you downloaded as the background music.
The user with the best video (as judged by The End Records) will receive a Lordi prize pack that will include the following: Autographed Lordi CD catalog (Get Heavy, Arockalypse, & Deadache), signed guitar, and a signed poster.
Contest ends on November 18th, 2008.
According to Billboard.com, Guns N’ Roses fans thirsting for the upcoming “Chinese Democracy” will have a sweet, fizzy treat to savor as they listen.
Dr Pepper is making good on a prior promise to provide every person in America a can of the soft drink if the album were to arrive in 2008, and yesterday (Oct. 22) revealed details of the plan.
“We never thought this day would come,” says Dr Pepper VP of marketing Tony Jacobs. “But now that it’s here all we can say is: The Dr Pepper’s on us.”
Interested fans are being asked to visit DrPepper.com on Nov. 23, the day “Chinese Democracy” is released in the U.S. exclusively via Best Buy. After registering online, fans will receive a coupon redeemable for a 20-oz. Dr Pepper wherever the drink is sold.
The twist: the coupon is only available for 24 hours and will expire on Feb. 28.
“UNHOLY ALLIANCE TOUR, CHAPTER III” LAUNCHES ITS FIRST 2008 ASSAULT WITH METAL HAMMER SPONSORED UK DATES
BILL FEATURES SLAYER, TRIVIUM, MASTODON
The UK leg of the mighty “Unholy Alliance Tour, Chapter III” kicks off in Manchester, England on October 27. This third instalment of what has been hailed as “the heaviest, darkest tour of the year,” the “Unholy Alliance Tour, Chapter III” will feature Slayer, the undisputed kings of extreme speed/thrash metal, and two true princes of the genre, Trivium and Mastodon. An opening act will be announced shortly. While Slayer will close all of the shows, they will be co-billed with Trivium on the UK dates.
27 Manchester Apollo, Manchester, England
28 Wolverhampton Civic Birmingham, England
30 Hammersmith Apollo, London, England
31 Hammersmith Apollo, London, England
2nd CIA, Cardiff
3rd Academy, Glasgow
The Unholy Alliance tour first launched in Fall, 2004 with a European edition that featured Slipknot, Slayer, Mastodon and Hatebreed. The venture was so successful, the first North American trek, dubbed “The Unholy Alliance Tour, Chapter II: Preaching to The Perverted,” kicked off in Summer, 2006 with Slayer, Lamb of God, Children of Bodom, Mastodon, and Thine Eyes Bleed stomping and screaming its way to 30 U.S. and Canadian cities. The European run of “Unholy Alliance Tour, Chapter II” took place in Fall, 2006, featuring Slayer, In Flames, Children of Bodom, Lamb of God, and Thing Eyes Bleed.
A journalist once wrote of Slayer, “If Thomas Jefferson were alive today, he undoubtedly would be listening to Slayer.” Indeed, in the beginning, when there were no blueprints, no set paths, no boundaries or steps to follow, SLAYER assaulted the world with its new hybrid of metal and punk. Heavier, faster and darker than the rest, Slayer set the new standard which all others continue to follow. Slayer is the band that all other heavy acts are measured against, defining not only a genre but an attitude. For more than two-and-a-half decades, Slayer’s onslaught of sheer brutality has proven them to be the supreme thrash-metal band on the planet. Entire countries have banned their music, NARAS has graced them with two Grammy Awards. Slayer is currently writing material for a new album, release date to be determined.
Orlando, FL heavy metallers TRIVIUM are delighted to be co-headlining with SLAYER on the UK leg of this year’s colossal UNHOLY ALLIANCE tour. Having performed over 600 shows in the last 36 months alone, Trivium are no strangers to the stage and life on the road. Last year, the worldwide million-selling band toured extensively with Machine Head, co-headlining the impressive Black Crusade tour, as well as finding time to play shows with the legendary Iron Maiden amongst others. Since then, they have been hard at work on their next studio album for Roadrunner Records, due for release on September 29, 2008.
Hailing from Atlanta, Georgia, Mastodon have been critically acclaimed by almost every publication in the US and Europe. Their Grammy nominated album, Blood Mountain, the group’s third release, isn’t just unconventional, it’s surreal, progressive and unrepentantly heavy. Mastodon combined their favorite musical styles, including thrash, doom, prog and psychedelic metal to concoct something utterly original, undeniably devastating and irrefutably entrancing. They are currently in the studio with producer Brendan O’Brien recording their follow up to “Blood Mountain.”
Mastodon will also be returning to the UK in December to take part in The Nightmare Before Christmas at All Tomorrows Parties which is curated by Faith No More / Fantomas frontman Mike Patton and legendary rockers The Melvins. 6th and 7th December – Somerset, All Tomorrows Parties.
UK Tickets available from: http://www.seeticketcom, http://www.ticketline.com, http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk, http://www.stargreen.co.uk, http://www.gigantic.com, and http://www.lastminute.com as well as all venue box offices.
The Hell City Glamours have returned in 2008 with their first full length CD. On this disc, H.C.G. have spread their wings and tapped into their influences of such great Australian acts, Rose Tattoo and The Angels.
While I enjoyed the earlier EP’s by H.C.G., this disc is far superior to anything the band has done yet.
“One Night Only” captured my attention immediately with its rocking bluesy riffs. This is pub rock at its finest.
Can you ever have enough cowbell? “Back To You” has it, and I wish it had more, but this is a fun tune. Their is guitar riff on this song that brings Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers to mind.
“Josephine” is a bluesy punk rock tune with a cool Angels meets Midnight Oil type of vibe.
One of my personal favorites is lively rocker “Flying Away”. This is the kind of song that gets your foot tapping, and your cold beers emptied faster.
I am a sucker for a good guitar riff. The opening guitar licks on “Right My Wrongs” pulls me in every time.
Every time I listen to the song “I’m Not Here” I kept thinking to myself, “man this song reminds me of someone”. Finally, I determined it to be the band D-A-D from Denmark. That is pretty cool, as I like that band too.
Some other album highlights are “The Money”, the radio ready “Worst Kind of Man” and the catchy album closer ‘Thankyou”.
I am glad the Hell City Glamours finally put a full length album for the masses to consume. This is a solid release and ought to open up some new doors for these Sydney based rockers.
If you haven’t checked out the Hell CIty Glamours before, pay a visit to their myspace site, and check out their new tunes. Tell them HardRockHideout.com sent you!
1. One Night Only
2. Back To You
4. Flying Away
5. High Brow
6. Ready to Fall
7. Right My Wrongs
8. The Money
9. I’m Not Here
10. Worst Kind of Man
11. In The Cold
12. No Love
Hell City Glamours Are:
Oscar McBlack- Vocals and Guitar
Mo Mayhem – Guitar and Bacground Vocals
Jonny – Bass and Background Vocals
Robbie Potts – Drums
Nikki Sixx has posted the following on his blog:
HEY GUYS, WANTED TO GIVE YOU A HEAD UP ABOUT THIS NEXT EPISODE OF LA INK * OCT 23*.
KATHERINE TATTOOED A KILLER PORTRAIT OF MICK MARS ON MY LEG AND WE GOT TO SURPRISE HIM WITH IT AT THE LOS ANGELES CRUE FEST SHOW.IT WAS A PRETTY EMOTIONAL ROLLARCOASTER RIDE TO SHARE THE WHOLE EXPERIENCE WITH KATHERINE, FROM THE BEGINNING OF THE IDEA TO THE END WHEN WE FINALLY SHOW MICK.
I HAD A FUCKING BLAST,HOPE ALL YOU CRUEHEADS TUNE IN AND WATCH OCT 23…
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.
Please see below for more info, and to enter the drawing for tickets!
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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In the late 60’s Led Zeppelin gave us “Whole Lotta Love”. Then the 70’s hit and The Clash rang saying “London Calling”, and we answered. In the 80’s Guns ‘N’ Roses took us all to “Paradise City”. The 90’s came and so did Nirvana, saying it “Smells Like Teen Spirit”. Now it’s 2008 and along come Cirkus telling us Let the Madness Begin…and it has, look around folks!
Cirkus, slaps you in the face with Roux’d (vocals), Snetan (guitar), Maston (bass) and Ric (drums), the sound, the edge, and the image of hey-day rockers such as Mötley Crüe and Aerosmith. Their riffs are fast and hard with lyrics that unapologetically attack big city lights, fast women, and the media. Receiving rave reviews and critical acclaim from Europe to Southern California, Cirkus’s live performances win over even the biggest skeptics.
After releasing 3 successful EP’s for three years straight, Cirkus has just finished their full on frontal assault debut album titled “Let the Madness Begin” together with musical genius Chris Tsangarides, a Grammy nominated producer and mixing engineer for bands such as Judas Priest, Thin Lizzy, Black Sabbath, Bruce Dickinson and Yngwie Malmsteen. Let the Madness Begin is set for a US release on November 11th through Nightmare Records/Koch Distribution. It’s called a shock to the system and senses so what better way to describe a Cirkus attack than Let the Madness Begin. The songs, the sound and the quality of the album speak for itself.
TRACKLIST “Let The Madness Begin” :
Let the Madness Begin
Hard Headed Woman
Fuck’em N’ Flee
Get it On
JORN have announced the following European tour dates in support of the recently released “Lonely Are The Brave” album.
JORN plus Special Guest Pure Inc.
12.11. GBR-Dudley – JB´s
13.11. IRE-Dublin – Button Factory
15.11. NED-Uden – De Pul
17.11. GER-Bochum – Matrix
18.11. GER-Ludwigsburg – Rockfabrik
19.11. SWI-Pratteln – Z7
20.11. ITA-Milan – Legend 54
22.11. ES-Durango (near Bilbao) – Plateruena
23.11. ES-Madrid – Ritmo & Compas
26.11. HUN-Budapest – Diesel Klub
27.11. CZE-Prague – Exit Chmelnice
28.11. CZE-Zlin – Hard Rock Cafe
30.11. GER-Hamburg – Markthalle
HANOI ROCKS WILL BREAK UP BY THE END OF THE YEAR 2008
Hanoi Rocks have decided to break up by the end of the year 2008.
Michael Monroe and Andy McCoy feel that they’ve taken the band as far as it can go and now wish to go their separate ways. All commitments until the end of the year, including the UK tour starting in London on Halloween, will naturally be honoured.
In addition, the band has decided to say farewell to their fans by doing a final tour of Japan in the spring 2009 and immediately thereafter wrapping things up with a few nights at the legendary Tavastia Club in Helsinki, Finland where their career originally got started in the 80′s.
November 26th will see the timely release of the first ever career-spanning Hanoi Rocks retrospective: a 2-CD set titled “This One’s Rock’n’Roll – The Best Of Hanoi Rocks 1980-2008″.
The band wishes to thank all their fans, co-workers and business partners for their continued love and support throughout the years.
I enjoyed “Sinner” quite a bit, so I was anxious to hear what the Aussie King of the Badasses had in store for us, with his new disc “Judgement Day”.
Dave brought in his writing mate Mark Tinson to craft nine new tunes to get you rocking.
If you are familiar with the sound of Australian pub rock, then you will know what to expect with this CD. You get a bunch of hard rocking tunes with loud guitars that will get your blood pumping.
55 year old Dave Evans can still get in done in 2008. His vocals combined with the bluesy guitar licks of Ngariki makes this a fun disc to listen to. Guitarist Ngariki is a very good player, and his bluesy fretwork greatly augments the songs on “Judgement Day”.
Just listen to his playing on my favorite cuts “We Don’t Dance To Your Song”, “Little Headbanger” and “You Talkin’ To Me?”. He really kicks ass. I would love to see him handle these tunes in a live setting.
Bob Dylan, The Animals, Geordie, and countless other bands have covered “House of the Rising Sun”. Dave Evans doesn’t really add any new twists to the song, but I like his version.
I don’t think the songs on “Judgement Day” are quite as strong as Dave Evans last disc “Sinner”, but I still thought the CD was pretty good nonetheless. It is another solid effort from Dave Evans and company.
The two song clips below will give you a brief taste of “Judgement Day”. Check them out, and if you like what you hear, You can purchase your copy of “Judgement Day” at Chaos.com, CDWow or through iTunes!
For more information on Dave Evans, check out his myspace page.
Ain’t Gonna Do You To Me Anymore
1. We Don’t Dance To Your Song
2. Little Headbanger
3. Another Boy On The Street
4. You Talkin’ To Me?
5. Ain’t Gonna Do You To Me Anymore
6. Band Molls
7. Shoot On Sight
8. Helluva Night
9. Judgement Day
10. House Of The Rising Sun
Dave Evans Band is:
Dave Evans – Lead Vocals
Ngariki – Lead Guitar and Background Vocals
Steve (Mac) McLennan – Drums and Background Vocals
Craig Foster – Bass and Background Vocals
Mark Tinson – Rhythm Guitar and Background Vocals
Trevor Dare – Capo Guitar (Judgement Day and House of the Rising Sun)
MINISTRY, TESTAMENT, FILTER, SKINNY PUPPY, THE ALMIGHTY, AND THE REVOLTING COCKS ARE AMONG THE BANDS ON THE UNRELENTING, BALLS-TO-THE-WALL SOUNDTRACK
SAW V, THE LATEST INSTALLMENT OF THE HORROR MOVIE FRANCHISE, HITS THEATERS OCTOBER 24
“Hello…I want to play a game,” those are the immortal words Saw’s sadistic purveyor of self-imposed twisted justice Jigsaw utters to his victims as they come to. And if you hear those words you’re soon to find yourself in a world of hurt. Back for the fifth installment of the Saw horror series this Halloween (in theaters October 24 to be exact), moviegoers will once again cringe in their seats as blood, guts and body parts are up for grabs.
And because every sick & twisted horror honcho needs an explosive soundtrack, Artists’ Addiction Soundtracks has compiled a list of incendiary artists such as Ministry, Skinny Puppy, Testament, and Revolting Cocks among the 14 tracks for the volatile digital-only release.
What started out as a “little” indie horror movie back in 2004 has turned into a juggernaut go-for-the-throat franchise so gruesome you want to turn away, yet so compelling you just can’t. And fittingly enough, the movie soundtracks have always been amicable counterparts assaulting the senses in a fashion that would make Jigsaw proud.
Adding to the sonic assault to Saw V is Charlie Clouser (ex-Nine Inch Nails), no stranger to the Saw soundtracks, with his cuts “Trap Attacks” and “What It Takes,” as well as Filter’s remix version of “What’s Next.” Other killer songs include: Testament’s “True Believer,” Ministry’s “Death and Destruction (Remix),” Prong’s “The Banishment,” Die Krupps’ “The Dawning of Doom,” Skinny Puppy’s “ugLi” and The Revolting Cocks’ “Wizard of Sextown.”
Artists’ Addiction Soundtracks’ Jonathan Platt says of the Saw V Soundtrack: “We feel that we have put together a collection of songs that really mirrors the chaos onscreen. All of our acts are big fans of the Saw series and were excited to be a part of the soundtrack and I think that energy really comes across.”
This Halloween belongs to Saw V!!
SAW V SOUNDTRACK:
01. Trap Attacks Charlie Clouser
02. True Believer Testament
03. Death And Destruction (Remix) Ministry
04. What’s Next (Remix) Filter
05. Thanks Again, Again The Almighty
06. The Banishment Prong
07. The Dawning Of Doom Die Krupps
08. Power Player Clutch
09. ugLi Skinny Puppy
10. Strangers William Control
11. Unlaced Emilie Autumn
12. Blood And Music Fixmer/McCarthy
13. Wizard Of Sextown The Revolting Cocks
14. What It Takes Charlie Clouser
Fresh off their European and South American tours in support of the band’s latest album, “Return Of The Pride”, reactivated hard rockers WHITE LION have scheduled the following dates:
Oct. 21 – Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
Oct. 23 – Denver, CO – PT’s Club Inferno
Oct. 24 – Wichita, KS – KDGS PRESENTS: America’s Pub
Oct. 25 – Salina, KA – The Blue Goat
Oct. 26 – Springfield, IL – Club Chrome (w/ The Dogs Divine)
Oct. 28 – Mt. Clemens, MI – Emerald Theater
Oct. 29 – Greenville, WI – Club 15Oct. 30 – Lakewood, Oh – HI FI Concert Club
Oct. 31 – Baltimore, MD – The Black Hole
Nov. 01 – Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz
Nov. 02 – Danvers, MA – Tequila’s
Nov. 04 – Bridgeville, PA – RPM’s Rock Club
Nov. 05 – Narragansett, RI – Wheelhouse
Nov. 06 – Farmingdale, NY – Crazy Donkey (w/ JOE LYNN TURNER)
Nov. 07 – Southbridge, MA – Millstreet Brews Concert Club
Nov. 08 – W. Springfield, VA – Jaxx
Nov. 09 – Louisville, KY – Expo Five (FREE SHOW)
Nov. 11 – Tulsa, OK – Marquee
Nov. 12 – Houston, TX – Meridian
Nov. 14 – El Paso, TX – Uncle Paulies
Nov. 15 – N. Las Vegas, NV – Canyon Club
Nov. 27 – Cermanate (Como), Italy – The Blackhorse
Nov. 28 – Bologna, Italy – Sottotetto
Nov. 29 – Rome, Italy – Jailbreak
Dec. 10 – Singapore – TBA
Dec. 13 – Shillong (Meghalaya), India – JN Stadium
Dec. 16 – Nagaland, India – Dimapur Stadium
Dec. 19 – India – TBA
May 08, 2009 – Halifax, NS – Cabin Fever Rockfest Festival
WHITE LION expect to add a handful of dates to finish out the year in which the band has played in front of 100,000 throughout the year thus far.
WHITE LION has also joined the D’Addario Family which includes Evans Drum Heads, D’Addario Strings, Planet Waves and more. D’Addario and STEVE LOBMEIER will support the band with their needs through their affiliate TOUR SUPPLY in Los Angeles.
Guitarist JAMIE LAW is now endorsing CHARVEL GUITARS. Jamie states “after doing a few shows with RATT, WARREN DEMARTINI was kind enough to let me try a few of his guitars and I just fell in love with them. CHARVEL is building a model from the Demartini Line with a few tweeks. Joining a family of inspirational guitarist like EDDIE VAN HALEN, WARREN, GEORGE LYNCH, STEVE STEVENS, I can’t say I’m in bad company! I look forward to a long relationship with CHARVEL.”
Bassist EJ Curse from SILENT RAGE will be filling in bass duties on shows for the remainder of 2008.
WHITE LION recently completed work on a 60-minute live DVD from its 2005 Bang Your Head!!! festival appearance, featuring interview footage along with other bonus material in anticipation of a late 2008/early 2009 release. Some of the footage from that concert can be view from WHITE LION ‘s official youtube channel at http://www.youtube.com/returnofthepride