With one week until record release, CHRIS CORNELL is giving his fans the opportunity to hear the album as it was intended-in full. Cornell will be streaming his anticipated 3rd solo album, Scream, produced by Timbaland, on MySpace for 48 hours starting at 12pm EST today, March 3rd till 12pm EST Thursday, March 5th.
Scream is a seamless work. Timbaland makes inventive use of Cornell’s soaring melodies and incisive lyrics, setting his intense vocal performances against a lush, expressive soundscape and irresistible stutter-step beats. The inventive new work looks to spearhead a brave new world of cross-genre collaboration.
The 13-track album is due out on March 10th via Interscope/Mosley Music. Chris is currently on tour in Europe and will kick off his multi-city US tour on March 28th in Dallas, TX. Scream showcases a new, seductive sound – dark, multi-layered and full of puzzles and surprises. The songs bring a new cinematic scope to Cornell’s performances, with potent visual imagery echoing the non-stop musical assault from his internationally acclaimed live band. “Musically, this is the most ambitious thing I’ve been a part of. It’s almost like a movie soundtrack,” says Cornell, who while on tour will also be playing other music from throughout his two-decade, 14-album career.
Out of a seemingly unlikely collaboration, comes an instantly familiar sound which defies genre’s and pushes the envelope of sound.
Chris Cornell MySpace link: http://www.myspace.com/chriscornell
Lala (‘If I Were King’ stream)
Amazon (featured in the Amazon new music newsletter)
iTunes (feature on the iTunes Rock New & Noteworthy panel)
Fans can call Queensrÿche @ 206.260.1215 to let the band know what they think of “If I Were King”.
There’s a WARRANT Out for LITA FORD and EVE 6 at ROCK GONE WILD 2009!
Having just wrapped 42 American shows opening for AC/DC, the band heads to Europe next on the ‘BLACK ICE’ World Tour’!
THE ANSWER, four lads hailing from Downpatrick in Northern Ireland have been busy fulfilling their duties as the opening act for the North American leg of AC/DC’s Black Ice World Tour. They recently finished the 42 show run on January 31st and will soon head to Europe to continue on the Black Ice juggernaut leading up to the release of their new album, Everyday Demons.
Everyday Demons is THE ANSWER’s second LP but the first to be released here in the states. The album is due out March 31st on THE END RECORDS, distributed through RED and was recorded in summer ’08 in Los Angeles with John Travis (Kid Rock, Static-X, Killing Heidi, etc.) producing.
Announcing THE ANSWER’s Black Ice tour spot in Fall ’08, Rolling Stone wrote in a weekly “Hot List,” “No effing wonder AC/DC tapped these U.K. long-hairs to open…the singer howls like Paul Rodgers, the guitarist shreds like Jimmy Page and the lyrics are as awesomely stupid as ballin’ without a rubber.” Just two months later, in 2008’s annual late December “Hot Issue,” the publication hailed the band as “Rock Gods In Training.” Also in December, after their network television debut on The Late Show, David Letterman proclaimed, “The Answer, single handedly keeping rock and roll alive.” And Billboard magazine has named them as one of this year’s “Best Bets.”
Everyday Demons will be released throughout the world this February and March and has already debuted at #8 on Japan’s international chart. The band also topped music retailer HMV’s list of acts to break in 2009. HMV has predicted the success of Franz Ferdinand, The Arctic Monkeys and Duffy in past years.
THE ANSWER got together in spring 2000, signed a contract with the legendary Australian rock label, Albert Productions in 2005 and brought out their debut album, Rise, in 2006. “It took us three or four years to really get noticed,” guitarist Paul Mahon explains, “but then it all started to happen at once.” The band have performed with icons such as the Rolling Stones, The Who and Aerosmith, playing celebrated headlining tours in England, Japan and Australia.
Everyday Demons Track Listing:
1). Demon Eyes
2). Too Far Gone
3). On And On
4). Cry Out
5). Why’d You Change Your Mind
7). Walkin’ Mat
9). Dead Of The Night
10). Comfort Zone
11). Evil Man
12). Silent Revolution (Bonus Track)
THE ANSWER is:
Cormac Neeson (vocals)
Paul Mahon (guitar)
Michael Waters (bass)
James Heatley (drums)
THE ANSWER on the web:
Ladies and gentlemen, I would like to introduce you to the Charm City Devils, the first signing from Eleven Seven Music’s President, Nikki Sixx. “When I first heard Charm City Devils, my initial thought, along with everyone at Eleven Seven, was this is a real rock band! When I listen to their music I hear elements of credible bands like Aerosmith and I feel AC/DC. I like the fact that they’re from Baltimore and the way they relate the working mans experience. They’re not from New York or LA. You don’t hear many bands from Baltimore and these guys carry on tradition with their own relevant and modern sound with classic riffs,” said Sixx.
“This album comes from an emotional level. The lyrics are very honest; they’re pieces of my life, real things. Some are more sensitive and some deal with heavy issues, but they are balanced out by the fun, energetic songs that bring back some of that 1980s heyday of hard rock that audiences are longing for” says frontman John Allen. “I truly believe that raw emotion and honesty transcend all trends, and that if music has that classic kind of sound, it will have longevity,” he states. “That’s our goal: to transcend the times and not compromise the integrity of what we do.”
The band’s debut album Let’s Rock-N-Roll, is slated to hit stores on May 26, 2009. In support of the release from Eleven Seven Music, Charm City Devils will be touring regionally, as well as going on the road with Motley Crue, Buckcherry, and Papa Roach in 2009. Their music can be heard at: www.myspace.com/charmcitydevils
Attached is a letter from Nikki Sixx introducing the Charm City Devils. Please feel free to download and listen to the band’s first single Let’s Rock-N-Roll (Endless Road) here: http://release.theplatform.com/content.select?pid=kfnfByr3q51uYbNvn5IHwvws3bi79FUI&UserName=Unknown
Check out Charm City Devils’ video – Let’s Rock-N-Roll (Endless Road) below.
3/10- Recher Theatre Towson, Maryland
3/12- The Palladium Worcester, Massachusetts
3/14- 93.5 The Beach “SHAMROCKER” Parade after party at The House Sports Bar and Grill Laurel, Delaware
3/17- Starland Ballroom Sayreville, New Jersey
3/20- 105.7 The X PMS 4th Anniversary/Broke Ass Ball @ The West Shore Hardware Bar Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
3/28- Brunswick VFH Brunswick, Maryland
4/10- Doc Watson’s Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
5/16- Pimlico Race Track for InfieldFEST Baltimore, Maryland
5/17- Rock On The Range Crew Stadium Columbus, Ohio
Brazilian metal band, Almah has released a new video, “Beyond Tomorrow”. This song is from their 2008 album, “Fragile Equality”. You can purchase this CD, at this link.
If you caught Steve Grimmett’s last release, “Personal Crisis” (shame on you, if you didn’t) you already know how good that disc is. Quite frankly, I think Grimmstine’s debut release is even better. The opening instrumental cut “Memory” gives you the false sense that disc is going to be a tame one. Such is not the case, as the next fourteen tracks nearly pound your senses into oblivion. Ok, maybe that is overstating it a little bit, but damn this is a fun CD. The songs on this disc range from classic heavy metal to some solid melodic rock. I couldn’t find a bad song in the bunch.
Steve Grimmett’s voice seemingly has gotten better with age. He still has incredible range, but doesn’t over do it.
I wouldn’t consider Fargo, North Dakota a hot bed of metal talent, but Mr. Grimmett has found one amazing band in this Northern U.S. city. Steve Stine blows me away with six string superiority. Where in the hell has this guy been? His playing on this CD is fantastic.
The rhythm section of Hat on bass, and Dave Johnson on drums is quite good. It sounds as if Johnson and Hat have been playing together for quite a while. Johnson busts out the double bass drumming at break neck speed and Hat keeps up the pace with his heavy bass.
The music from Grimmstine isn’t just high speed metal. The band slows it down on a few numbers and produce some amazingly good numbers that will appeal to melodic rock fans.
Some of my favorite cuts on this disc are “911”, “Supernatural”, “To Catch A Killer” and the Whitesnake like “This Don’t Look Like Love To Me”.
Good tunes and solid production and over an hour of music add up to one excellent metal CD. This is a disc that will appeal to fans of metal acts like Judas Priest, Saxon and of course, Grim Reaper, as well as a few melodic rock fans.
4. Got Nothing But Time
5. To Catch A Killer
6. You’ll Never Know
7. It’s Over
9. You Give Me Love
10. Straight As An Arrow
11. ‘Til They Take My Wings
12. Take This Air
13. Afraid Of The Dark
14. This Don’t Look Like Love To Me
15. To Sing A Lullabye (Immy’s Song)
Steve Grimmett – Vocals
Steve Stine – Guitars
Dave Johnson – Drums
Hat – Bass