The 2nd leg of the Buckcherry tour with Avenged Sevenfold and Papa Roach has been announced. Buckcherry Bombsquad members will be getting their presale passwords in email tomorrow!! (December 10th).
Jan 28, 2009 Salt Lake City, UT E Center
Jan 30, 2009 Phoenix, AZ Jobing.com Arena
Jan 31, 2009 Albuqurque, NM Tingley
Feb 02, 2009 Bakersfield, CA Rabobank Arena
Feb 03, 2009 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena
Feb 05, 2009 Yakima, WA Yakima Valley SunDome
Feb 06, 2009 Portland, OR Memorial Coliseum
Feb 07, 2009 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome
Feb 09, 2009 Spokane, WA Star Theater
Feb 10, 2009 Great Falls, MT Four Seasons Arena
Feb 12, 2009 Rapid City, SD Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
Feb 13, 2009 TBA Kearney, Nebraska
Feb 14, 2009 Council Bluffs, IA Mid America Center
Feb 17, 2009 St. Louis, MO The Family Arena
Feb 19, 2009 Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room
Feb 20, 2009 Cleveland, OH The Wolstein Center
Feb 21, 2009 Battle Creek, MI Kellogg Arena
Feb 23, 2009 Highland Heights, KY The Bank of Kentucky Center
Feb 24, 2009 Pikeville, KY Eastern Kentucky Expo Center
Feb 25, 2009 Pittsburgh, PA The Peterson Events Center
Fusion III Distribution, which imports recordings and handles Canadian distribution from more than 600 labels in Europe, Asia, South America, and the U.S. including such as SPV, Napalm, Frontiers, InsideOut has been placed into bankruptcy protection and slashed its staffing levels as the company fights to survive.
Founded almost three decades ago by Jim West, Fusion distributes numerous labels, including West’s own Justin Time Records, Secret City Records (managed by West’s son Justin), as well as distributing French-language releases in the Quebec market for EMI Music Canada as part of a deal announced in July.
The company, which once employed more than 50, has seen that cut to a skeleton staff of 13. Six positions were cut last Friday, West says.
“There’s no question that [Fusion] is in big trouble,” West says. “It will be tough to reorganize.”
Fusion has 30 days to try to restructure the business, West says. He says the deal with EMI, which saw a Fusion employee move into EMI’s new Toronto offices, is also likely finished.
“We’re operating on a very limited way,” he says. “We’ve stopped selling product. I don’t want to hurt anyone through this process.”
West says that he, along with Justin Time Records, are the biggest creditors to Fusion, and are owed around $500,000 Canadian ($394,000).
“I think we’re in a transition mode in the industry in Canada,” he says. “The majors saw it first, but the indies are feeling it now. We are getting hit by all the problems.”
West pointed to declining catalog sales as one of the most significant factors for Fusion’s potential demise.
The home belonging to longtime Rob Zombie producer Scott Humphrey has come on the market at $2,695,000. Without question, one could easily go to the grave without crossing paths with Zombie, so readers might want to envision a heavy metal musician with a horror-slasher film twist and a slice of the demonic — and that’s just his tattoos.
Humphrey, who clearly must like to live at the office, is selling a gated compound in the Hollywood Hills that includes the famous Chop Shop recording studio, which has been graced by the presence of Zombie, Tommy Lee, Ozzy Osbourne and pretty much every other heavy metalist worth his smashed guitar. There’s a screening room, four bedrooms, six bathrooms and a Zen garden and waterfall for those mellower moments. The 4,997-square-foot house has an “overflowing vessel tub” in the master bedroom suite, according to the Multiple Listing Service.
Record producer-mix engineer Humphrey also has worked with Dwight Yoakam, Nine Inch Nails, ‘N Sync and the Cult. He was Zombie’s co-composer for the score of the Zombie film “House of 1000 Corpses.”
On January 13, Locomotive Records will release Helstar’s fifth studio album, The King Of Hell. This highly anticipated album is the first studio album to be released by Helstar in 13 years.
The band’s current line up includes vocalist James Rivera, guitarists Larry Barragan and Rob Trevino, bassist Jerry Abarca, and drummer Russel DeLeon. The bands and artists that Helstar has toured with in the past is more than impressive and includes world renowned musicians including Megadeth, W.A.S.P., and Yngwie Malmsteen.
With this new album, Helstar will satisfy their old fans, as well as entice new fans. Barragan and Trevino’s screaming guitar harmonies on The King Of Hell along with Rivera’s powerful vocals will captivate metal fans. Praised for their technical skills and creativity, Helstar is back to lead the metal scene once again.
1) The King Of Hell
2) The Plague Called Man
5) Wicked Disposition
6) Caress Of The Dead
7) When Empires Fall
8) In My Darkness
9) Garden Of Temptation
If you add the Saliva track “Family Reunion” to your myspace profile and change your name to YOUR NAME (LOVES THE NEW SALIVA ALBUM CINCO DIABLO) you will be in the running to win a copy of the new CD when it comes out next Tuesday Dec 16th!!
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Question? Is it possible to be legends and still nobody knows who you are? In this instance I am going to say yes because that is exactly what D-A-D are, though I still prefer to call them by their original name Disneyland After Dark just to piss off the mouse company. This Danish band has been recording and releasing records for over 22 years and are considered superstars and legends in Europe and Asia. But with the exception of two albums “No Fuel Left for the Pilgrims” and “Riskin It All” that were released by Warner Bros. D-A-D has been pretty much ignored here in the states which is an outright shame. Unfortunately with their 10th studio release “Monster Philosophy” I don’t see that changing. As great as “Monster Philosophy” is, it doesn’t fit into any of the catagories Americans like to put bands in. D-A-D does have two things most bands wish they could have, an instantly recognizable singer in Jesper Binzer and an instantly recognizable and original sound. In case you haven’t heard D-A-D before the best way to describe the sound is AC/DC meets cowpunk.
“Monster Philosophy” kicks off with “Revolution” after a short intro it blasts off into a foot stompin’, head banging feast with a very cool solo from guitarist Jacob “Cobber” Binzer, all the while letting the listener sing right along with the band.
“Nightmares in the Daytime” is the second track and though it starts off as a mid tempo song it kicks in at the chorus with another great solo from Cobber and excellent performance from drummer Laust Sonne.
“Too Deep For Me” is another mid tempo song but unlike the previously mentioned “Nightmares” it stays mid tempo with a jazzy guitar sound and really good bass from co-founder Stig Pedersen.
“Beautiful Together” gets the band back to the foot stomping rock-n-roll. I think it would hard to find a band that sounds tighter than D-A-D does on this track. It seems like everything fell in place when it was recorded, great vocals and playing throughout.
The title track “Monster Philosophy” is up next and it wouldn’t surprise me to hear this song remixed and playing in dance clubs around the world. Definitely a different sound for the guys.
“Milk & Honey” follows and it more of the classic D-A-D sound reminding me of past songs like “Hate To Say I Told You So” & “Down A Dusty 3rd World Road”
The rest of “Monster Philosophy” is filled with great songs “You Won’t Change”, “You Had A Head”, and “Money Always Takes The Place of Life” really stand out no just on the latter part of the album but the album as a whole.
In all honesty you simply can not go wrong with “Monster Philosophy” if you are already a fan listening to this album is like seeing a old friend you haven’t seen in years and if you are checking out D-A-D for the first time it is a great introduction to the band before you go back to check out the rest of their catalog.
22 years and 10 studio albums and D-A-D have never disappointed me, I just hope that someday the U.S. gives this band the respect that they deserve.
You can preview songs from “Monster Philosophy” at the D-A-D myspace page.
2. Nightmares In The Daytime
3. Too Deep For Me
4. Beautiful Together
5. Monster Philosophy
6. Milk And Honey
7. You Won’t Change
8. You Had A Head
9. I Am The River
11. Money Always Takes The Place Of Life
13. If I Succeed
Jesper Binzer – Vocals
Jacob Binzer – Guitars
Stig Pedersen – Bass
Laust Sonne – Drums