THE ANSWER, have posted three tracks from their forthcoming second album, ”Everyday Demons”, on their myspace page. Check out the songs ”On and On”, ”Demon Eyes” and”Walkin’ Mat”, along with a live rendition of ”Memphis Water” at www.myspace.com/theanswerrock
“Everyday Demons” will be released in Europe on March 2, 2009 via the German record label Steamhammer/SPV. The CD was produced by John Travis (Kid Rock, Static X, etc.) and mixed by Tim Palmer and Mike Fraser (who recently mixed AC/DC’s ”Black Ice”).
“We’ve been on tour almost constantly for two years, have seen a lot of the world and made a lot of important experiences — a development that you can hear on ’Everyday Demons’,” says guitarist Paul Mahon.
THE ANSWER’s debut North American title ”Never Too Late”, is a limited-edition two-disc set that bundles a four-song EP and a bonus DVD featuring previously unreleased footage.
HANOI ROCKS’ series of farewell gigs in April 2009 are sold out. Due to the immense demand, the band will play one more additional show on Wednesday April 8th. This extra additional Tavastia show goes on sale at Tiketti on January 14th.
Hanoi Rocks farewell shows 2009:
March (with WEDNESDAY 13)
8 – Studio Coast – Tokyo, Japan
10 – Logos – Fukuoka, Japan
11 – Hatch – Osaka, Japan
12 – Diamond Hall – Nagoya, Japan
13 – Club Citta – Kawasaki, Japan
15 – Zepp – Sendai, Japan
8 – Tavastia Club – Helsinki, Finland
9 – Tavastia Club – Helsinki, Finland (early show: 5PM – 9PM)
9 – Tavastia Club – Helsinki, Finland
10 – Tavastia Club – Helsinki, Finland
11 – Tavastia – Helsinki, Finland (early show: 5PM – 9PM)
11 – Tavastia – Helsinki, Finland
12 – Tavastia – Helsinki, Finland
RATT have confirmed a live date at the Luck Star Casino in Clinton, Oklahoma on January 31st, 2009. Special guests include DOKKEN and WARRANT.
As previously reported, Ratt will be in the studio soon to record their first studio album in 10 years.
Pearcy says, “The new music will surely kick you in the ass! We plan on pulling out all the stops on this one, a lot of motion in this ocean.”
Some songs never get old, no matter how many times you hear them. Tonight we will play a few of those epic songs that will live on forever, along with some songs that have been forgotten over time and others that have been overshadowed by bigger hits. Guns N’ Roses, Skid Row, Black Sabbath, Aerosmith, Mötley Crüe…they’re all on Hard Rock Nights tonight. Be sure to tune in to Hard Rock Nights on classxradio.com tonight, 9-11 pm eastern time.
After the show, check out the Hard Rock Nights blog for the complete playlist for this week and all previous programs!
The Rock City Angels have a new music site at www.myspace.com/therockcityangels. The band will keep you updated on all the new stuff they have going on in support of ‘USE ONCE AND DESTROY’, plus you can download tracks to your profile’s music player. The band’s new CD can be purchased at www.cdbaby.com/cd/rockcityangels.
Courtesy of www.myspace.com/therockcityangels
Geffen Records signed the Rock City Angels to a massive 6.2 million dollar deal back in the mid 80′s. With so much money at their disposal, surely this band was headed for greatness right?! Where are they now?! Check out their video, “Deep Inside My Heart”. This is from their debut CD, “Young Man’s Blues”.
“Damned Nation” is the CD that should have taken Jetboy’s career to the next level. While “Damned Nation” may not be as classic as say, Guns N’ Roses “Appetite for Destruction”, it is easily Jetboy’s best offering. If more fans would have heard this disc back when it was released in the day, Jetboy would have been more of a household name than a mere footnote in the world of hard rock.
I have been a fan of Jetboy since their debut CD from the 80′s, but “Damned Nation” is the disc I still play the most. With awesome cuts like Stomp It (Down To the Bricks), Moonlight and Heavy Chevy, this CD will likely appeal to fans of bands coming out of the Sunset Strip in the mid eighties such as L.A. Guns and Faster Pussycat. There is also a really cool guest appears by Michael Monroe (Hanoi Rocks) who plays saxophone on the tune “Rock N’ Roller”
Jetboy’s mixture of glam and punk was very well done, and they should have hit a homerun with “Damned Nation”. Jetboy never got the proper support from their label and instead of “Damned Nation” propelling the band to superstar status, the lack of label support for this disc eventually led to their demise. Thank the rock gods that the band has gotten back together again once more!
This CD has been out of print for years, but you find used copies of it at this link. Grab this CD while you can!
You can check out Jetboy on myspace here.
1. Stomp It (Down To The Bricks)
3. Groove Tube
4. Heavy Chevy
5. Too Late
7. Trouble Comes
8. Bullfrog Pond
9. Ready To Rumble
10. Rock N’ Roller
12. Suicidal Shakedown
Mickey Finn – vocals
Fernie Rod – guitar
Billy Rowe – guitar
Ron Tostenson – drums
Sami Yaffa – bass
Hello rock’n rollers from all over the world! The Saint here to give you all the latest in the world of Black’n Blue. We high tailed it up north to play Seattle Washington and Portland Oregon at years end. Unfortunately we hit the biggest snow storm since Lewis and Clark burned squirrels for heat on the great Columbia river. Portland was cancelled but we did play for some hungry BNB fans in Seattle and the band sounded great. I flew up a few days early to work on the Hell Yeah recordings. Things are sounding fucking killer. We do hope to get this out sometime in 2009. We are also psyched to announce that we are working with ARM Entertainment as our booking agent to kick the shit out of this glorious new year in true Black’n Blue style. We also have finally got a great hold on some European/Great Britain shows this year.2009 is going to be a kick ass year for us so stay tuned for a BNB rock show in the near future! Jaime St James
Vocalist Biff Byford of British heavy metal legends SAXON was IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson‘s guest earlier tonight (Friday, January 16) during Bruce‘s weekly BBC 6 Music radio program, dubbed “The Bruce Dickinson Friday Rock Show”. The program is now available for streaming at BBC.co.uk.
Courtesy of Blabbermouth.net
Tommy Lee is ready for a little mayhem — and not just with Motley Crue.
The rock drummer — who with his bandmates kicks off the group’s Saints of Los Angeles tour January 31 in Indio, California — told Billboard he has started work on his second Methods of Mayhem album, following up his side project’s platinum 1999 debut.
DJ Aero and guitarist Kai Marcus are still onboard, and Lee’s producing partner Scott Humphrey “is starting to get involved” as the songs are formulating. “We’re going to start tracking as soon as Motley is done (touring) at the end of March, and hopefully I’ll have it ready by April/May and done by the top of June,” Lee said.
Lee said he wouldn’t mind having Methods of Mayhem on the Crue Fest II tour, which is slated to begin in July, “like (Motley Crue bassist) Nikki (Sixx) did with Sixx:A.M. last year. That’d be killer.”
As for the rest of the Crue Fest II lineup, Lee said it’s still being discussed. “There’s offers going around all over the place,” he said. “We actually talked about that a little. Rob Zombie’s name came up. Godsmack. Alice Cooper. I’d like to switch it up, add a little bit more variety this year. I think it’d be fun to inject that.”
It appears that the format on XM Radio’s Boneyard has definitely changed. Their new format is, “Classic Rock that is Hard and Heavy”. Over the last couple of days I have heard heavy cuts from Motley Crue, Metallica, Megadeth, Rush, Aerosmith, The Cult, Black Sabbath and more. I can’t say that I have heard anything that truly falls under the hair metal envelope, so that is one major change to the Boneyard.
Still no sign of the familiar “Bone Me” either.
The station seems to be a little heavier than it used to be, but I have heard no new songs on the Boneyard and that is a complete disappointment.
Hopefully, it will get better as time goes on, but it is definitely not the same.
MALTESE FALCON can easily be called the lost heroes of the golden years of heavy metal. Inspired by Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Saxon and Grim Reaper, the band invaded the 80’s metal scene with a solid mixture of power, melody and heaviness. Their short, yet successful career brought a true gem – the album “Metal Rush”, released in 1984. The band’s debut album was packed with prime quality heavy metal and even though it was reminiscent of early W.A.S.P., Maltese Falcon managed to show some tricks of their own and instantly gained recognition on the Danish metal scene. “Metal Rush” starts off with the sharp opener “Alive” and is followed by such highlights as the massive “Heavy ‘n’ Loud”, the catchy “Rebellion” and the ultimate crowd-pleaser “Headbanger”. The band also included a ballad – “On Fire” – which ch immediately precedes the last song on the album, the ultra-fast title track. Musically, Maltese Falcon did not venture far from the typical heavy metal formula, however in terms of vocals, they were quite original. Some reviewers called Jensen’s voice a mixture of AC/DC’s Brain Johnson and Judas Priest’s Rob Halford. Indeed, his singing was extremely high-pitched and offered an interesting range of possibilities, which some critics loved and other hated.
Now, with this exclusive re-release, you can one again see the Maltese Falcon fly high all the way to the heavy metal top! First CD release of “Metal Rush” will be available in a digipak edition limited to 2000 copies, digitally remastered using 24-Bit process on a golden disc. The release date is set up for 19th January in Europe and 10th March in USA (via MVD).
BALANCE is the history of MELODIC ROCK. Formed in the early 80’s by BOB KULICK (KISS, ALICE COOPER, MEAT LOAF etc) with Peppy Castro (ex WIGGY BITS, BLUES MAGOOS) and Doug Katsaros (keyboard player who later found fame and fortune with KISS, Rod Stewart, Cher, Bon Jovi, Sinéad O’Connor and Aerosmith among others), they have released 2 albums which made waves between the fans of this particular music style, especially “In For The Count” which was recently reissued by Rock Candy / Universal.
The band members after the end of BALANCE in the 80’s went on to have shining careers in the music business, however they never had the chance to work on a new Balance album and complete their musical circle, so as soon as they got a proposal from Frontiers Records, and after the recent reissue of their classic “In For The Count” album on Rock Candy / Universal, they decided the time was right to start working again.
Completed with the help of Bret Chassen on drums (who also co-produced the album together with Bob Kulick), the resulting album “Equilibrium” is truly a labour of love: a record written and crafted with the highest respect for the fans and the same enthusiasm as the old days, bringing back the trademark sound and updating it to the production techniques and taste of the new millennium. A true Melodic Rock masterpiece!
- Sound samples in mp3 (click on the song title to listen to a 90 sec. mp3 sample):
- 25th January – Italy – Rome – Jailbreak
( Roma Caput Glam Fest )
- 27th January – Swiss – Uster – Rock City
Frontiers Records has announced the reissue of two Jeff Scott Soto CD’s! “Lost in the Translation” and “Prism“. Both CD’s will be reissued with bonus tracks that were previous unreleased.
New Track Listing for “Lost In The Translation”:
BELIEVE IN ME
IF THIS IS THE END
LOST IN THE TRANSLATION
BEGINNING 2 END
ON MY OWN
FIND OUR WAY
TURNED THE PAGE (original
Japanese Bonus Track, unreleased in Europe)*
AS I DO 2 U*
THIS AIN’T THE LOVE*
LONELY SHADE OF BLUE*
SOUL DIVINE (Acoustic)*
* Bonus tracks
New Track Listing for “Prism”:
EYES OF LOVE
DON’T COME EASY
DON’T WANNA SAY
I WANT TO TAKE YOU HIGHER
2 LATE 4 GOODBYES
TILL THE END OF TIME
BY YOUR SIDE
DON’T WALK AWAY
GOOD LOVE (original
japanese bonus track, unreleased in Europe)*
2012 (original Japanese
Bonus Track of “Essential Ballads”, unreleased in Europe)*
SEND HER MY LOVE*
AGAIN 2 BE FOUND (LIVE)*
STAND UP (LIVE)*
4 U (LIVE)*
* Bonus tracks
The long awaited debut Strip Rock Roll from Asphalt Valentine has finally been completed and was been sent for mastering. Dubbed ‘Strip Rock Democracy’, the project has undergone member changes, rewrites, re records, and other numerous delays. The band recently put the finishing touches on ‘SRR’ and the final mixdowns have been completed. SRR was sent to Alpine Sound for the mastering process.
Strip Rock Roll is set for a special release date of February 14th which coincides with their CD Release Party on the same evening. The official street date will be February 17th with pre order sales beginning on Monday January 26th. Further details on the CD Release Party and tour dates will be forthcoming.
1. Never Lose It
2. Dirty Little Secret
3. It’s Not Me
4. Hard Life
5. Love & Gone
6. Don’t Come Easy
7. Be Your Drug
8. Strip Rock Roll
9. Down To The Aces
What would you get if John Bush was the lead singer for Corrosion of Conformity and Monster Magnet’s Dave Wyndorf was the lead songwriter?? The answer very well could sound like Columbus OH’s Robot Lords of Toyko. The duo of Rick Ritzler – Drums/Guitar and Paul Jones – Lead Vocals/Guitar have been playing together for almost 15 years and as Robot Lords of Toyko for the last four years. They released their second album “Whiskey, Blood, & Napalm” in Oct ’08 after employing a virtual list of who’s who from the Midwestern rock and metal scene, including Joe Viers (Snowblynd), Beau Van Bibber (Deflagration), Steve Theado (American Dog), Rob Johnson (Magnitude 9/Solo), Steve Pollick (ex-Icarus Witch/Order of Nine), and instrumental guitar great Neil Zaza, among others to record the album. The guys were able to pull of the nearly impossible trick of making an album that sounds like a band album. The songs are all solid and concise from start to finish with the sound of a seasoned band that has more than a couple of tours together under their belts instead of a project put together and played by a dozen or so individuals.
Taking their cue from influences such as Black Sabbath, the aforementioned C.O.C., King’s X, and Motorhead RLoT is not pretty boy music, it is thick, sludgey, heavy in your face music. If you don’t believe me give songs such as “Princess of Hollywood”, “Deathwagon”, or “Burn the Sky” a listen they will make you a believer.
After years of touring the Midwest, ”Whiskey, Blood, & Napalm” should be the album that finally gets Robot Lords of Toyko known nationally. You can check them out for yourself at http://www.robotlordsoftokyo.com/. You can preview RLoT music at http://www.myspace.com/robotlords
Their self titled debut and ”Whiskey, Blood, & Napalm” are both available for purchase at CDBaby http://cdbaby.com/found?allsearch=Robot+Lords+of+Tokyo&submit=
For the fans of a rifftastic brew of stoner/doom groove anthems with alcohol-fueled riffage, guitar hero shredding, and more groove-metal swagger than you can shake a stick at Robot Lords of Toyko will be right up your alley.
Atlantic recording group Shinedown will kick off 2009 with an eight-country, European tour starting on January 21st at London’s O2 Academy Islington. The Jacksonville, FL-based band will make stops in Paris, Amsterdam and Stockholm for the Radio Bandit Awards among numerous other cities.
Beginning with the Punk To Crunk Festival in Lafayette, LA, on February 23rd, the group returns for another run of U.S. tour dates (see attached itinerary). More shows will be announced as the band expects to be on the road for the rest of the year in support of The Sound Of Madness. Fans can check http://www.shinedown.com for the latest tour updates and information.
In other news, Shinedown has landed their second consecutive #1 hit at rock radio with “Second Chance.” The band’s run of hit singles from their first three albums makes them one of the most successful rock bands of the decade. Shinedown launched “Second Chance” with a blistering performance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno this past fall. The song’s companion music video made its debut on MSN.com at the start of the new year and has been added to FUSE’s Rock & Alternative Countdown shows. “Second Chance” goes to Top 40 radio later this month.
Shinedown’s latest album, The Sound Of Madness, was produced by multiple Grammy Award-winner Rob Cavallo (Kid Rock, Green Day, My Chemical Romance). Upon its release it became the band’s biggest debut of their career landing at # 8 it’s first week on the charts. The album has remained on the Billboard Top 200 album chart for 16 consecutive weeks. Both singles from The Sound of Madness: “Devour” and “Second Chance” have reached #1 on the Billboard Active and Mediabase Rock charts.
SHINEDOWN 2009 WORLD TOUR DATES
Jan 21 London, UK O2 Academy Islington
Jan 22 Birmingham, UK Barfly
Jan 23 Glasgow, UK King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut
Jan 25 Manchester, UK Academy
Jan 27 Amsterdam, NE Melkweg
Jan 28 Paris, FR La Maroquiniere
Jan 30 Stockholm, SWE Radio Bandit Awards
Feb 1 Helsinki, FIN Tavastia
Feb 3 Hamburg, GER Logo
Feb 4 Berlin, GER Lido
Feb 6 Cologne, GER Luxor
Feb 8 Munich, GER Ampere
Feb 9 Zurich, SWT Abart
Feb 10 Vienna, AUS Verein Forum Wien Arena
Feb-23 Lafayette, LA Punk to Crunk Festival
Feb-25 Charleston, SC Music Farm
Feb-27 Jacksonville, NC Hooligans
Feb-28 Raleigh, NC Lincoln Theater
Mar 2 Columbia, SC Level
Mar 3 Asheville, NC Orange Peel
Mar 5 Jim Thorpe, PA Penns Peak
Mar 6 Albany, NY Northern Lights
Mar 7 Rochester, NY The Armory
Mar 9 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
Mar 10 Cincinnati, OH Bogarts
Mar 11 Mokena, IL Pearl Room
Mar 13 Kansas City, MO Midland Theater
Mar 15 Kearny, NE First Tier Event Center
Mar 17 Sioux Falls, SD Ramkota Hall
Mar 18 Bismarck, ND Civic Center
Mar 20 Rochester, MN Mayo Civic Center
For up-to-the-minute news and information, please visit http://www.shinedown.com and http://www.myspace.com/shinedown .
If you are an XM Radio listener, you have probably been anxiously awaiting the return of The Boneyard, to XM Radio. Wait no more! The Boneyard has returned to XM Radio Channel 53!
On the drive home tonight, I heard Iron Maiden, Scorpions and Aerosmith. I didn’t hear the familiar “Bone Me”, but I am hopeful that the station will return to the format it once had. Time will tell.
The new episode of ‘Eric Braverman’s The Greatest Music Ever Created And How It Ruined Out Lives’ is now available for viewing. This episode finds Metal Overlorde Eric Braverman first meeting up with Chicago White Sox first baseman and metal enthusiast Paul Konerko. The duo discuss Paul’s favourite band, Metallica, and the power of heavy metal music and, in particular, how it gets him pumped up before a game. Konerko also compares a baseball team’s pre game warmup to a metal
Next Braverman hooks up with the legend known as Lemmy. The Motorhead mainman discusses The Beatles, World War II, video games, his disdain for politicians and of course, the importance of Motorhead in modern culture and society. Eric also finds himself at the mercy of a lunatic director who he just can’t seem to please…
The episode can be viewed at: http://www.killingtimeproductions.com/content/metal/6/
As always,watchuntil the very end, as you never know what may transpire.
Cirkus is celebrating the start of the new year, their new Cirkus Freak Shop and last but not least, their debut album Let the Madness Begin by giving away one of their previously released songs for free !
Download “D.O.A.” ( taken from the EP/Demo 2006 Shut Up N’ Suck) in MP3 format to your computer by clicking on the following link : http://www.cirkusmusic.se/index2.php?page=doadownload
( To download the MP3 right click on the link and “save as target”. If you have tool to unzip files you can download the zip file by just clicking on the link).
Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the release of the highly anticipated second album from PLACE VENDOME entitled “Streets of Fire” on February 20th 2009.
During the winter of 2004 fomer HELLOWEEN singer Michael Kiske, whose voice is still nowadays regarded as one of the most fascinating of the whole scene in Rock, accepted to be part of a Melodic Rock oriented concept patronized by Frontiers Records’ President Serafino Perugino. The resulting PLACE VENDOME debut album brought Kiske back to a more straight ahead and Rock sound, still very accessible and melodic and far from the Heavy Metal stereotypes of blood, violence and hate from which Kiske decided to move away from. He collaborated for the first time with PINK CREAM 69’s Dennis Ward, Kosta Zafiriou and Uwe Reitenauer with Gunther Werno (VANDENPLAS) on keyboards. In a quite ironic twist of fate Michael found himself to work with members of PINK CREAM 69, when the band’s original singer Andy Deris took his place in HELLOWEEN when he left. In Kiske’s view “Without Serafino Perugino offering me this Place Vendome project, I would probably never have sung a few of the musical styles on there up to this day (also in terms of lyrics), because my own songwriting is different. But I have found it exactly because of that reason interesting to do: it’s like playing roles or testing possibilities. To sing songs you did not write has its own quality: you can learn something here you otherwise probably wouldn’t and get a chance to look beyond your own borders. AOR won’t ”revolutionize” our music-world these days, but it is certainly fun to sing and people seemed to have enjoyed the first Place Vendome a lot. It did pretty well and also received surprisingly good reviews all over the world”.
The very favorable acceptance of the first PLACE VENDOME album planted the seeds for a second recording which was recorded during 2008. The songs this time were supplied by different songwriters, particularly motivated and enthusiast to be part of this new album. Torsti Spoof (Leverage) offered “Dancer”, “Changes”, “Believer” and the title-track “Streets of Fire”. Ronny Milianowicz (Saint Deamon and songwriter for Primal Fear) wrote “Surrender Your Soul”, “Completely Breathless” and “A Scene In Replay”, while Robert Sall (Work of Art, W.E.T) supplied “Follow Me” and “Valerie”. The production and the musicians’ team have anyway remained unchanged with Ward, Zafiriou, Reitenauer and Werno supplying all the necessary musicianship and skill to make this new album a success. “This second one appears to be even more AOR for my ears. It was also (again) very interesting for me to see how different a song sounded after I did the vocals” says Michael, adding “When Serafino sent me the songs one by one as demos, I sometimes secretly thought: OK, nice tune, painless and sweet, but it could also be a bit better. But after I did the vocals and Dennis Ward produced it in his own way with his guys, that impression changed and I am always surprised at how good it actually turns out in the end! This shows once more the importance of ‘HOW’ we do things”.
A promo videoclip for the song” My Guardian Angel” (written by Magnus Karlsson) is included as a special interactive bonus on the album and marks Michael Kiske’s visual return on the scene after years of a self-imposed exile. A record that marks a strong beginning of the year in Melodic Rock and brings back again Michael Kiske to the spotlight that he truly deserves as an artist and performer.
“Streets of Fire” final tracklisting includes:
Streets Of Fire; My Guardian Angel; Completely Breathless; Follow Me; Set Me Free; Believer; Valerie; A Scene In Replay; Changes; Surrender Your Soul; Dancer; I’d Die For You. My Guardian Angel (bonus videoclip).
One of the better bands to hit the music scene in 2008 was Muskegon, Michigan’s Pop Evil. I picked up a copy of this CD months ago, and I should have reviewed this long before now. When Pop Evil’s latest single “100 in a 55″ was played on XM Radio yesterday, I unfiled my copy of the CD to check out “Lipstick on the Mirror” once more.
Singer Leigh Kakaty’s vocals are the driving force behind Pop Evil’s hard rocking tunes. He has just enough coarseness in his voice to separate Pop Evil’s music from the many sound alike acts on main stream radio.
There are several songs on “Lipstick on the Mirror” that could be hit worthy tunes. As I mentioned before, “100 in a 55″ is already getting airplay on XM Radio (as well as Sirius) and many terrestrial radio stations. There are quite a few other tunes that should help get this band noticed including the debut single “Hero”, “Somebody Like You”. “Stepping Stone” is this massive sounding song where Kakaty’s voice truly shines. This is the type of song that put Creed on the map, and should do the same for Pop Evil.
If there are any downfalls on “Lipstick on the Mirror”, some of the song writing is kind of weak. I expect that will improve as the band continues to grow. There are moments on this disc where the band reminds me of acts like Stone Temple Pilots, Alice in Chains and Creed. That is pretty good company to be in, if you are going to make in the music business.
All in all, this is a very solid debut from Pop Evil, and is one that I will be playing a lot more over the coming months.
4. 100 in a 55
5. Somebody Like You
6. 3 Seconds to Freedom
7. Another Romeo & Juliet
8. Stepping Stone
9. Jupiter in June
10. One More Goodbye
11. Ready or Not
12. Hard Highway
13. Hey Mister
Pop Evil is:
Leigh Kakaty – lead vocals
Dylan Allison – drums
Dave Grahs - guitar
Tony Greve – guitar
Matt DiRito – bass
Skindred has released “Electric Avenue” a cover of the classic Eddy Grant song through Myspace on Monday, January 13th. “Electric Avenue” became a cross-Atlantic smash, topping the charts in both the US and UK. The original most recently gained notoriety by being prominently featured in the hit Seth Rogen comedy, “Pineapple Express”.
Southern California California powerhouse SiX have been selected to join P.O.D and Disturbed on WWE’s Smackdown vs Raw 2009 video game. The song “Circles” (re-titled as “Better than Mine” for the game) has been taken from the band’s last album “Between The Warning and the War” and is featured on the game’s soundtrack.The licensed songs in the soundtrack WWE’s Smackdown VS. Raw 2009 video game are as follows:
SiX – ” Circles (Better Than Mine)”
Disturbed – “Perfect Insanity”
Bloodsimple – “Dead Man Walking”
Steriogram – “Get Up”
The Exies – “Lay Your Money Down”
Disturbed -”Perfect Insanity”
Burn Halo – “Save Me”
MURS – “SWC”
SiX’s sophomore effort, “Between The War and the Warning”, was released on the group’s own 1605 Records and features guest appearances by Mike Clark from Suicidal Tendencies and bassist Tony Campos from Static-X. The group are currently in the studio working on material for a new album expected to be released in early 2009. More information on SiX can be found at www.myspace.com/six
SiX TOUR DATES:
Jan 14 2009 Anaheim, CA @ JUKE JOINT
Jan 24 2009 Long Beach, CA @ Di Piazza’s
Mar 28 2009 Barstow, CA @ Private Party SAM
Re-release of “Slave to the Machine set for February 27th, 2009 :
The official reissue date release for the CD from 1996 “Slave to the Machine” is February 27th and sold by Perris Records.
This CD was the last one recorded by the band before Henrik decided to call it a day with Dirty Looks and founded Burning Orange with Scott Robison on vocals.
“Slave” was the 11th album in Dirty Looks’ discography and became quickly one of the hardest to find, it hit the highest prices on the second-hand market where it was sold up to a hundred bucks by lucky owners of the CD.
This remastered reissue will comes out with 2 bonus tracks recorded live from the Warner Theater show in Erie, PA on October 5th 2008, those tracks are “Everythings Gonna Be Alright” and the encore’s song “Let There Be Rock”.
You can already hearing 2 remastered tunes (‘Murder For Money’ and
‘Droperidol’) from this re-release on www.myspace.com/dirtylookseurope
The three Categories below, Best New Rock Festival, Best New Album, and Best New Band of 2008, were voted on by HRH visitors over a two week period. The following award winners received the most votes in the 2008 Reader Awards!
There were a ton of awesome festivals all over the world including the Sweden Rock Festival, Hard Rock Hell, Rock The Bayou, Rocklahoma, The Mayhem Festival and a lot more. When Motley Crue took brought their festival tour all over the U.S., it gave more fans a chance to see a great bill with some really cool bands. Although Cruefest had the fewest amount of bands (Trapt, Sixx A.M., Papa Roach, Buckcherry and Motley Crue) of the festivals in this competition, more people were able to see attend this touring festival, and the vote was loud and clear. Cruefest was the top festival of 2008 and is Hard Rock Hideout’s 2008 Reader Award, Gold Award Winner!
In the final week of voting, AC/DC fans came of no where to push AC/DC’s Black Ice to the number one stop in 2008. As no surprise, “Black Ice” has been the top selling hard disc of 2008. It has already exceeded three million copies sold and quickly approaching the four million mark. Congratulations to AC/DC for winning the Best New Album of 2008 Gold Award!
The Best New Band of 2008 was the most heavily voted in category in the 2008 Reader Awards. There were some pretty amazing bands nominated in 2008, and the Syrym fans came out in mass numbers to push their band to the top. Syrym is the new band featuring former Babylon A.D. members, Ron Freschi, and Jamie Pacheo, as well as singer Jeffrey Winslow, and bassist Rich Talley. They are a great new band with a very good CD that is available now!. Check them out if you haven’t already at their website, Syrym.com. Congratulations to Syrym for winning Hard Rock Hideout’s 2008 Reader Awards, Best New Band of 2008, Gold Award!
Thanks to all of the fans who voted in this competition! Without your votes, this competition would not have been possible!