June 30, 2009 is Twisted Sister’s Declaration of Independents Day.
Any music fan that buys the CD or vinyl of “Twisted Sister Stay Hungry – 25th Anniversary Edition” in any participating independent record store will receive a free gift from the band: a DVD of the Twisted Sister 1984 Uncut Live At San Bernadino concert. This is the ONLY day and the ONLY way this DVD is going to be made available!
While other bands have made deals with big box chains and discounters, Twisted Sister remembers all the independent record shops who supported them through the years.
Purchase TWISTED SISTER’S, “Stay Hungry – 25th Anniversary Edition” CD and get a FREE DVD of their historic MTV concert, “1984 Uncut Live At San Bernadino”.
DVD available one day only – June 30, 2009, while supplies last, only at the participating stores. DVD limited to stock on hand and not available for individual sale.
Click the banner below to locate a store near you! If you do not see your record store listed, go ask them to contact their local WEA rep.
E1 Music announces the addition of Canada’s KITTIE to its heavy metal roster. Under this worldwide deal, KITTIE will release three albums for the label.
KITTIE (Morgan Lander — vocals and guitar, Mercedes Lander — drums, Tara McLeod — guitar, and Ivy Vujic — bass guitar) has released four studio albums during its career which have sold collectively over 1,250,000 copies. The band’s new album, “IN THE BLACK,” is slated for release on September 15, 2009. Some new songs on the album are “Cut Throat,” “Sorrow I Know” and “My Plague.”
KITTIE vocalist Morgan Lander says, “We are totally thrilled and honored to be working with Scott Givens and to now be part of the E1 family. We have been hard at work for the past few months perfecting our latest musical offering and are pleased with the final result of ‘IN THE BLACK.’ It is everything that Kittie is supposed to be: heavy, fast, brash and nasty, yet at times introspective, feminine and emotional. One thing it is not, however, is compromising of the sound and style that we have come to be known for. This s*** is HEAVY! Our new label pairing with E1 will actualize the vision that we have held constant over the years for the band.”
E1 Music VP of Metal Scott Givens adds, “As a band, KITTIE truly is a one of a kind powerhouse. I know I speak for everyone at E1 Music when I say how excited we are to be working with them and launching ‘IN THE BLACK’ to the masses.”
Currently the band is working on Fall tour plans and will be shooting two videos during the month of July.
A band that I recently discovered through the live streaming of the Download Festival a couple of weeks ago is the band SKIN. I enjoyed their live set, and had to learn more about this band.
Who is SKIN? Myke Gray and Andy Robbins are former members of the bands, Tokyo Blade and Jagged Edge. Neville MacDonald is the former singer from the band Kooga. When these guys got together to form SKIN, there was no market for this type of music. This is probably why I missed them the first time around. Nonetheless, I am glad to hear them for this first time in 2009. This is a really cool band that has a sound that reminds me of a cross between Thunder and possibly Extreme. Neville MacDonald has an awesome voice that truly powers the songs on this disc.It blows my mind that I have not heard him sing before now. Myke Gray’s guitar work is a pleasure to listen to as well. If you listen closely, you can even hear current Warrant front man, Robert Mason signing back up vocals on this CD.
The Bottom Line: You won’t find a bad song on SKIN’s debut. If you like the videos below, you need to seek out a copy of this disc. You wont be disappointed. There are several great songs including “Colourblind”, “Look But Don’t Touch”, “Tower of Strength” and “Raised on Radio”.
For more information on SKIN, check them out on myspace at this link or at the band’s website here. The only place I could find a copy of this CD at a semi reasonable price was through Amazon France. It is well worth the import price! Highly Recommended!
Rating: Out of 10
2. Shine Your Light
3. House of Love
5. Which Are the Tears
6. Look But Don’t Touch
8. Tower of Strength
10. Raised on Radio
11. Wings of an Angel
Neville MacDonald – Vocals
Myke Gray – Guitars
Andy Robbins – Bass/Vocals
Dicki Fliszar – Drums/Vocals
In This Moment have released a video for their cover of the Blondie classic, “Call Me”. You can catch In This Moment live on the Warped Tour.I have to ask….what exactly are these guys headbanging to in this video?!