Nickelback’s new CD,”Dark Horse” which will be released next Tuesday, November 18th, is now available for listening in its entirety at the following link.
XM Hard Rock Fans….Sirius XM has been changing stations over today, as
they try to align their two satellite networks.
XM41 The Boneyard became Hair Nation.
XM44 Fred became First Wave (Classic alternative music from artists like Depece Mode, U2 & the Smiths)
XM46 Top Track became Classic Vinyl (Classic Rock from the 60’s and 70’s)
XM47 Ethel became Alt Nation (New alternative rock from artists like The Killers, Green Day & Weezer)
XM48 Squizz became Octane (New hard rock from artists like Disturbed, Avenged Sevenfold & Slipknot)
XM49 Big Tracks became Classic Rewind (Classic Rock from the 70’s & 80’s)
XM54 Lucy became Lithium (Alternative and grunge music from the 90’s)
The Boneyard will return to the XM dial in January on XM53, the current home of the 24 hour AC/DC Network.
Sirius and XM subscribers can view the channel changes at the links below.
In an update the band said “There is only a few copies left of Warrior Soul’s Chinese Democracy. We will not print another edition, we’ve accomplished what we wanted and hopefully everyone who wanted a copy of our Chinese Democracy already bought it. If you are very fast and order before the weekend you might be able to lay your hands on a copy. You will still be able to order the new album but it will have a new name and it will look different.
More info on the details will be posted here very soon.
We know that some of you have been waiting a very long time for your pre-ordered CD and we apologize for this. It’s the people that ordered their copy from the US before the 2nd of November that have been affected by this. We ran into problems that were out of our control with the mailing of the CD’s but the one’s that hasn’t got their copy yet should have it any day now. Once again, we apologize, thank you for your patience. Thank You for supporting Warrior Soul.
Everyone who ordered from outside the US or after the 2nd of November can expect their CD to arrive before the end of November as promised.
Today we have posted a new track from our new album on MySpace, it’s called ‘Don’t Believe’ and hopefully you’ll enjoy it. Play it loud!
There is loads of good news coming up for both the band and any fan of Warrior Soul in the next year. 2008 was a great year with a new album, great tours and even greater fans. But we did go through a lot of bullshit as well after being swindled by our so called management and the people involved in it. Real friends of Warrior Soul stepped up and saved the band to make the US tour possible. We are very grateful and hopefully we can return the favour some day. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you (You know who your are.).
Also a big thank you to our friends in SHRAM, a band consisting of 3 great dudes (plus Mr Hartless Sr. of course…) delivering great rock and great musicianship. http://www.shramband.com/
The Stoned – The best of Friends and partners in the weirdest crimes (Just go see for yourself. I wouldn’t try to explain this spaceship in words.)! http://www.thestoned.net/
All the other bands, venues, promoters, bar staff and sound engineers we’ve met and that didn’t suck, thank you!
And to all the American Warrior Soul fans, we did this tour for You and You only. Hopefully You enjoyed it, thanks for coming out to the shows!
We will see some of you very soon in the UK. This will be the last couple of shows of the year and you can expect every single one to be special with a mix of new songs and tons of old classics. We will play as loud and hard as ever before (If you don’t see blood on my guitar… ask your money back!). To everyone who can not make it to the UK, don’t worry, Warrior Soul will hit the roads again in 2009.”
UK rockers ZEN MOTEL and THE STONED will be guests on Warrior Soul’s forthcoming UK tour. Dates are as follows:
5 – Sawyers Venue – Kettering, UK
6 – Hard Rock Hell II – Wales, UK
7 – The Barfly – Cardiff, Wales, UK
8 – JBS Dudley – Dudley, UK
9 – Rock City – Nottingham, UK
10 – The Barfly – Glasgow, UK
12 – LA2 London – London, UK
13 – The Corporation – Sheffield, UK
Courtesy of Komodo Rock.
The Chop Shop/Atlantic set moved 165,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, 29% of which (48,000) were digital downloads, the second biggest digital week for a soundtrack since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking album download sales in 2004. “High School Musical 2 bowed with 62,000 downloads in August 2007.
“Twilight,” released in advance of the movie’s U.S. theatrical premiere on Nov. 21, boasts tracks from Linkin Park, Muse and Paramore. It’s based on the popular vampire-themed book series from author Stephenie Meyer.
Last week’s No. 1, AC/DC’s “Black Ice” (Columbia), drops to No. 2 with 160,000 on a sales decrease of 41%. The soundtrack to Disney’s “High School Musical 3″ stays tight at No. 3 for a second week with a 32% slip to 110,000.
Moving 81,000, Hinder’s sophomore Universal album “Take It to the Limit” bows at No. 4, besting the No. 6 peak of the band’s 2005 debut, “Extreme Behavior.” However, that effort ended up spending a whopping 96 weeks on the chart on its way to 2.7 million in sales.
Pink’s LaFace/Zomba set “Funhouse” falls 2-5 with 73,000 (-60%), while John Legend’s Columbia set “Evolver” is down 4-6 with 72,000 (-46%). Despite a 10% sales slip, T.I.’s Grand Hustle/Atlantic album “Paper Trail” keeps the No. 7 spot warm for a second week with 69,000.
Italian vocalist Andrea Bocelli arrives at No. 8 with “Incanto” (Decca), shifting 62,000. His last studio effort, “Amore,” began at No. 3 with 113,000 in 2006.
Brad Paisley’s mostly instrumental Arista Nashville album “Play” starts at No. 9 with 54,000. On Top Country Albums, it arrives at No. 1, Paisley’s fourth chart-topper there. Rascal Flatts’ “Greatest Hits Volume 1″ (Lyric Street) rounds out the top tier on the 200, slipping 6-10 with 39,000 (-56%).
Other debuts this week include Sarah Brightman’s “A Winter Symphony” (Manhattan/EMI) at No. 38 with 14,000 and the Starbucks holiday compilation “Winter Wonderland” at No. 42 with 12,000.
Album sales this week came in at 7.02 million units, up 1% from last issue’s charts and down 29% from same week last year.
Courtesy of Billboard.com
Sycamore Meadows, the street where acclaimed musician Butch Walker lived and worked in Malibu, CA has drastically changed as a result of the massive wildfires that destroyed much of the area last November. And like many other Southern California residents, Walker lost his entire house and all his personal possessions in those fires, including his studio and every master recording he’s ever made. But inspiration sometimes comes from tragedy and so it became that this event incited Butch Walker to create music unlike anything he had ever done before. The result is his fourth album entitled Sycamore Meadows, due out on November 11, 2008 (Power Ballad/Stay Platinum/Original Signal). His revered talent shines through on this very personal album and will further prove the staying power of Walker as a solo artist.Always known to change up his musical styles, Butch Walker trades in his smart-glam, David Bowie-Marc Bolan sound heard on the previous solo album – The Rise and Fall of Butch Walker and the Let’s Go Out Tonites (July 2006/Epic) – for a classic and introspective sound highlighting his poignant lyrics and unforgettable melodies on Sycamore Meadows. Walker wrote and produced the entire album resulting in a collection of 12 beautifully constructed songs, delivering the distinct vibe his rabid fans already love him for and which will undoubtedly attract new audiences.
First single “The Weight of Her” is an uptempo, anthemic jam that launches the album while ballad “Ships in a Bottle” slows the mood down. “Ships in a Bottle” will be accompanied by a moving homemade video that documents the remains of his house before it was cleared away. It premiered as a featured video on MySpace Music (http://www.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=videos) during the week of September 17-September 24, 2008. Both tracks are currently available on iTunes. Another standout track, “Here comes The…” features vocals from a soulful and raw Pink. “ATL” is an ode to the city where he grew up featuring lyrics like “Oh Atlanta please need me like I needed you, let your sweaty embrace open wide” while on “Going Back/Going Home” he addresses the fire directly “I finally know the difference between going back and going home.”
Butch Walker has seen nearly six years of success as a solo artist and as front man for Marvelous 3, Butch Walker and The Let’s Go Out Tonites while also producing and writing GRAMMY-nominated and hit songs for countless other artists. But what really sets him apart from other writers and producers is his dedicated fan base as an artist, selling out venues across the country for several years now and even being considered one of the best live performers of his generation.
Butch Walker plans to set out on a full U.S. headline tour in February 2009. In the meantime he’ll be playing the following venues in support of the album: Nectar Lounge, Seattle 10/21; The Loft, Atlanta 11/10; Blender Theatre, New York City 11/13; North Star Bar, Philadelphia 11/14; Maxwell’s, Hoboken 11/15; DC9, Washington D.C. 11/17.
1. The Weight of Her
2. Going Back/Going Home
3. Here Comes The…
4. Ponce De Leon Ave.
5. Ships in a Bottle
7. Passed Your Place, Saw Your Car, Thought of You
8. The 3 Kids In Brooklyn
9. Summer Scarves
10. A Song For The Metalheads
11. Closer To The Truth and Further From The Sky
Anthrax has entered a Chicago studio to begin recording its new album, tentatively titled “Worship Music,” for a May 2009 release via Nuclear Blast Records (in Europe). The band will record 13 new original songs and at least four covers, including “Brain Of J” (Pearl Jam), “Big Eyes” (Cheap Trick), “New Noise” (The Refused), and “Running Down A Dream” (Tom Petty). Drummer Charlie Benante wrote in a recent online posting, “The new tunes are very strong. We have some old-school thrash and some stuff that is like ‘We’ve Come For You All’ meets ‘Sound Of White Noise.’ This record is not forced — it is a very organic and honest representation of where we are as a band and as writers. I hear many things nowadays that sound forced, [and] I ain’t digging that. There is a six-minute tune called ‘Down Goes The Sun’, I believe it is one of my favorite songs. The music itself is epic, it sends chills up my spine. ‘Face with No Name,’ ‘The Devil You Know,’ ‘Earth On Hell’ — all killer.”
Anthrax’s new CD is being produced by the group’s guitarist Rob Caggiano (Cradle Of Filth, Bleeding Through, Chthonic, Sahg) and will be tracked at various facilities in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York. The album will be mixed in early 2009 by Joe Barresi, who has previously worked with Tool, Queens Of The Stone Age and Satyricon, among many others.
Liverpool-born vocalist/pianist/guitarist Max Morgan is ready to unleash his first single, “Wait For Me,” a confessional, spirited pop-rock anthem from his debut album ‘Interrupting the Silence’ (Chime Entertainment, 3/31/09).
With an athletic build and impeccable fashion sense, 21-year-old Morgan is a rocker with a name and face not easily forgotten. “Wait for Me,” set for digital release November 25th, will make instant fans out of listeners who aren’t among the more than half a million who have already heard his music on MySpace.
Max Morgan learned to play and write music while growing up in cities around the world as the son of a professional soccer player. He played in bands on three continents, developed a passion for performing and decided to try his luck as a solo artist in a new country and a new city: Los Angeles.
The 11 songs on ‘Interrupting the Silence,’ produced by Marc Tanner (The Calling, Aerosmith, Madonna), bring that dream to life, with thoughtful lyrics and strong hooks that linger.
“Wait for Me,” a potent, piano-slaked, up-tempo ballad, finds the nomadic Max Morgan looking for a sense of stability, something permanent: “Standing in the light it shows where I’m broken, / need a little time to know where I’m going / Wait for me, won’t you wait for me.”
While the world “waits” for ‘Interrupting the Silence,’ listen to “Wait for Me” here: http://tinyurl.com/57xw43
Bill Kelliher, guitarist with Atlanta-based heavy rock band MASTODON has been hospitalized in London as of Nov. 3, during the bands current European Unholy Alliance Chapter 3 package tour. Doctors will continue to monitor his condition which is improving at press time.
At the moment, Mastodon has decided to continue on the tour as a trio. Doctors and Bill are hopeful that he will rejoin his band mates in time for their headlining tour of Europe which begins Nov 30, in Utrecht, Holland and will end on Dec 7, at the All Tomorrow’s Parties Festival in Somerset, England. More details to follow as they develop.
Whoever said first impressions make lasting impressions couldn’t have been more wrong when it comes to my opinion of Lordi. When I first saw the video for “Hard Rock Hallelujah” I changed the channel without ever listening to the song brushing this Finnish band off as a Gwar wannabe and since I am not a Gwar fan I didn’t give the band a second thought. It wasn’t until a few weeks later that I heard “Hard Rock Hallelujah” and realized Lordi had a lot more to offer.
Now just in time for Halloween Lordi gives the world their latest offering “Deadache”. For fans of Lordi you will be pleased to know the band has not changed their sound at all since their last album “the Arockalypse”, if you haven’t heard Lordi before get ready for some of the best monster rock this side of Alice Cooper.
After a short opening track titled “SCG IV” everything gets kicked off with “Girls Go Chopping” , which has a great groove, some cool keyboard from Awa and a pretty cool solo from guitarist Amen. The first single “Bite It Like A Bulldog” is up next and it pretty much follows the same recipe with great hooks, a sing along chorus that will have you tapping your feet along with the song.
“My Monsters Keep Me Company” is the fourth track on the album, it is a slower and heavier song with some haunting keyboards. Mr. Lordi sings in a hushed tone until it comes to the chorus when his familiar growl comes back. I can definitely see this song being released as a single and opening a few more eyes to Lordi.
“Man Skin Boots” gets my vote for the best song on “Deadache”. It has hooks galore, great gang vocals, and a pretty cool solo from Amen. It has a Rob Zombie feel to it but the one thing I think separates Lordi from Rob Zombie is Zombie uses a lot more machines where Lordi sticks to letting their instruments do the talking.
“The Ghosts Of Heceta Head” and “Evilyn” are two more cool songs. Heceta probably has the best keyboards of any of the songs on the album and Evilyn has the best solo on the album. Just like the title suggest “Raise Hell In Heaven” is a burner from start to finish and can get you motivated to do just about anything.
The rhythm section of bassist OX and drummer Kita don’t get a lot of chances to shine on this album but their playing is solid and steady throughout the album.
The only real dissappointment on “Deadache” is “Beast Loose In Paradise” from Lordi’s movie “Dark Floors”(which I highly recommend you watch) is not included. Other than that “Deadache” is a solid album from start to finish loaded with some great songs and a great follow-up to “the Arockalypse”.
1. SGC IV
2. Girls Go Chopping
3. Bite It Like A Bulldog
4. Monsters Keep Me Company
5. Man Skin Boots
6. Dr. Sin Is In
7. The Ghosts Of The Heceta Head
9. The Rebirth Of The Countess
10. Raise Hell In Heaven
12. The Devil Hides Behind Her Smile
13. Missing Miss Charlene
Vocals: Mr. Lordi
Drums, vocals: Kita
Keyboards: Leena Maria Peisa