THE BLACK CROWES will release of their new studio CD, Before the Frost…Until The Freeze. on August 31, 2009.
The second album, titled …Until The Freeze, will be given away for free exclusively through a unique download code which is included in Before The Frost… as a “thank you” to their fans for two decades of continued support.
A limited-edition vinyl release of Before The Frost…Until The Freeze, featuring all 20 tracks, will also be available.
Before the Frost…features 11 new unreleased Black Crowes’ studio songs. The free album …Until The Freeze has 8 new original Black Crowes’ studio songs plus a cover version of the Stephen Stills classic “So Many Times.”
Before The Frost…track listing:
Good Morning Captain
Been A Long Time (Waiting On Love)
A Train Still Makes A Lonely Sound
I Ain’t Hiding
Kept My Soul
What Is Home
Houston Don’t Dream About Me
And The Band Played On
Last Place That Love Lives
Before the Frost…, and its corresponding free album …Until The Freeze, were recorded over a series of five nights at Levon Helm Studios. Although both are studio albums, all the new material was performed and recorded in front of an intimate audience of the band’s fans.
Chris Robinson conceived the innovative concept of Before the Frost…Until The Freeze:
I think we fulfilled a musical commitment to continue on the golden road of artistic independence. Approaching 20 years into our careers, we still are ambitious enough to push ourselves to create something unique that we have never done before.
As The Black Crowes approach the upcoming 20th anniversary of their release of one of rock s most influential records, Shake Your Money Maker, which produced such hits as Jealous Again, She Talks To Angels and Hard to Handle, they are time and again hailed as one of Rock and Roll s best live acts.
…Until The Freeze track listing:
The Shady Grove
The Garden Gate
Roll Old Jeremiah
Lady Of Avenue A
So Many Times
Fork In The River
As KISS celebrates their 35th anniversary, Gene Simmons is celebrating his 60th birthday today. You read that right….
6-0! Sixty! 60!
Happy Birthday Gene!
BLACK LABEL SOCIETY FRONTMAN ZAKK WYLDE’S HEALTH TAKES CENTER STAGE
MEDICAL CONDITION HAS FORCED THE BAND TO DEPART THE PEDAL TO THE METAL TOUR IMMEDIATELY
Black Label Society has performed their last show on “The Pedal To The Metal Tour” due to the health of frontman Zakk Wylde. Wylde has been diagnosed with blood clots in his lungs, and has been admitted into the hospital in Eugene, OR this afternoon. Today’s BLS appearance in Eugene has been canceled, along with the remaining BLS appearances on the tour.
“The Pedal To The Metal Tour” will continue without Black Label Society, and the rest of the bands will all be participating throughout the remaining dates on the tour. Please visit http://www.pedaltothemetaltour.com for tour dates.
BLS apologizes to ticket holders on the remaining “Pedal To The Metal” dates for the inconvenience, as well as to all BLSNATION Meet & Greet purchasers who gathered for the event this afternoon and in the remaining cities. BLSNATION refunds will be processed promptly.
Further updates on Zakk’s medical condition will become available as they are known.
1st place on the Swedish “billboard” chart
Opening up the prestigious Sweden Rock Festival
Invited and played at Borgholms Slottsruin, 300 meter from the Swedish Royal Family´s summer recidence
Recorded live at Sweden Rock festival by Swedish National Radio which bounds for a recording of highest quality.
As this wasn´t enough, the band also had a filmcrew from Germany that did a live-DVD at the same gig.
CD “Bound To Fuck Up”
DVD “Bound To Fuck Up”
1 CD + 1 DVD + 1 sticker + 1 signed bandphoto + 1 patch + 1 pin
11 sep BRESCIA – Black Rose (IT)
12 sep MEPHISTO (IT) Lu Monferrato
13 sep MILANO – Rock n roll (IT)
19 sep ROMA – Jailbreak (IT)
25 sep KLOBENSTEIN – Zentis (IT)
26 sep USTER – Rock City (CH) Uster
30 sep BRIGHTON – Engine Rooms (UK)
02 okt BRADFORD – Gasworks (UK)
03 okt NOTTINGHAM – Seven (Wildside) (UK)
04 okt GRIMSBY – Yardbirds (UK)
05 okt HULL – Sharkeys (UK)
08 okt PETERBOROUGH – Club Revolution (UK)
09 okt BRISTOL – Area 81 (UK)
15 okt TOLOUSE – Le Rex (FR)
16 okt MALAGA – Sin City (ESP) acoustic gig
17 okt T.B.A. (in Malaga) Malaga
23 okt VALENCIA – Hot Rod Sueca (ESP)
24 okt BARCELONA – HELL YEAH FEST – Rocksound (ESP)
25 okt LERIDA – La Boite (ESP)
20 nov LICHTENFELS – Paunchy Cats (DE)
21 nov WEIMAR – Gerber (DE)
27 nov JEVNAKER ROCK FESTIVAL – Glassheim (N)
11 dec COPENHAGEN – The Rock (DK)
Ahoy Shiprockers, and Rock Gone Wild Ticket Holders!
Did you buy tickets to Rock Gone Wild only to be left holding the
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For a limited time, you can save $100 on your cabin when making a new reservation, just by emailing proof of your Rock Gone Wild ticket purchase to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by faxing it to
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during the cruise. A very generous, yet jilted Rock Gone Wild ticket holder (who wishes to remain anonymous), is sponsoring the cost of this special promotion as a way to “spread the rock” to fellow frustrated fans!
This offer is only valid through September 30th, so don’t wait! Cash in your discount today and get booked on the ultimate rock and roll vacation with a backstage pass, featuring intimate concerts, exclusive meet and greets with all artists, heavy metal karaoke, guitar hero competitions, theme nights, contests, charity auctions and so much more!
ShipRocked is a five day floating festival that departs from Ft.
Lauderdale, Florida on November 15, 2009, and features onboard performances by Queensryche, Tesla, Ratt, Skid Row, Broken Teeth, EndeverafteR, Lynam, Niki Barr Band, Stereoside and StoneRider. ShipRocked sails November 15-20, 2009 on the beautiful MSC Poesia. The Poesia is the third vessel in the MSC Cruise Line’s “Musica” family of ships. This ship features MSC Cruise Line’s signature Italian inspired decor, impeccable service, sumptuous cuisine in multiple restaurants, beautiful swimming pools, hot tubs plus a full-service spa and fitness center. Nearly two-thirds of the ship’s staterooms include private balconies!
Pricing varies by cabin and is subject to availability - and very few
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Steel Panther have just released a special behind the scenes look into the making of the outrageously hilarious “Community Property” video. The video gives you an all access look into the debauchery that took place; from the selection of the “groupies”, to the infamous hotel room scene. Steel Panther will release its debut album Feel The Steel on iTunes on September 29th.
I am not sure why it has taken me so long to discover the metal band Sacred Oath. Judging from the great sounds of their new 14 song CD, I have a lot of catching up to do. This CD is a packed full of classic 80’s style heavy metal, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
If you have been longing for music packed full of guitar solos, and soaring vocals, look no further. The music on this CD reminds me of a cross between Iron Maiden, old Queensryche and possibly Savatage. Rob Thorne has a pretty remarkable range in his vocals. Why haven’t I heard of this guy before?! I love his old school style of singing. The band backing him up might not be household names amongst metal musicians, but there are some serious players on this CD. Guitarist Bill Smith is one of the newer members of Sacred Oath. I am not sure where Rob Thorne, and Kenny Evans found this guy, but they found a great new talent. He cuts loose with solos on just about every song.
I was immediately impressed by the opening cut, “Paradise Lost”. Huge vocals, awesome galloping guitars, and fantastic solos to boot. This is the way to open up an album! By the time you get halfway through the song “Voodoo Dolls” you will be holding your horns high! The CD doesn’t slow down until the mid tempo rocker, “Counting Zeros”. Rob Thorne’s towering vocals are the centerpiece of this killer cut.
“Caught In the Act” reminds me of Slave to the Grind era of Skid Row. This is a another high tempo rocker.
There are a couple of weak cuts on the CD, but overall, I am quite pleased with the majority of the songs here. The moments of brilliance well out weigh the band ones! Some of my favorite cuts are, “Voodoo Dolls”, “Counting Zeros”, “Buried Alive”, and the title track “Sacred Oath”.
Sacred Oath has managed to crank out one of the better metal albums of 2009. It is definitely a disc most metal heads should check out.
This CD is available in most major retailers starting today. Don’t miss out on Sacred Oath! For more information on the band, check out their myspace page. You can check out the “Counting Zeros” video, as well as preview a couple of the tunes below.
Rating: Out of 10
1. Paradise Lost
2. Blood Storm
3. Buried Alive
4. Voodoo Dolls
5. Counting Zeros
6. Caught in the Arc
7. Mistress of the Setting Sun
8. High and Mighty
9. Wings of Salvation
10. Order of the System Lords
11. Sacred Oath
12. What the Dark Lord Will Undo
13. Scourge of Sin
14. Hunt for the Fallen Angel
Sacred Oath is:
Rob Thorne – Vocals, Guitar
Bill Smith – Guitar
Kenny Evans – Drums
Scott Waite – Bass
Krokus posted the following this morning, regarding their Magic Night show that took place earlier this month:
Everything was perfect! One of the nicest open-air locations in all of Switzerland. Stage and crowd surrounded by huge trees and beautiful nature. A full moon and a superb performance building on and, as fans after the concert commented, even outdoing last year’s first concert by the originals.
Band and a huge crowd made the event “explosive”. With the band’s show KROKUS proved that regardless of the long hiatus of the originals neither professionalism nor musicianship suffered and they neatlessly continued as if time stood still between now and their most successful times in the eighties.
The playfulness of the band sparked over to the crowd and if this vibe is any indication of the quality of the forthcoming new CD, the rock nations of the world will witness a hot spring this coming year (when the new CD is released)!
Marc Storace: “The full moon, the electricity of the crowd and the band totally in sync made this indeed a “magic night” for us and everyone at the festival. It’s only gonna get better. The future is so bright, we’re gonna have to wear shades”.
And Chris Von Rohr added: “It was a magical night indeed and it felt great to have a little break from the absorbing studio work and play 2 new songs live – it all comes together – the band sounds better than ever. It’s all “balls out” and no safety bags anymore…Hallelujah!! Greetings from the Silver Mountains to all our fans from the number 1 Swiss Rock band”.
You can visit our GALLERY web page and see Chris’s photo picks and/or our GLOBE CLUB page [Multmedia > Krokus Pictures > 2009 Originals] for some additional footage.
Check out Europe’s latest video, “Last Look At Eden” below.
In an era where many “great” artistic wells seem to be starting to run dry, FELONY bursts out of the proverbial rock’n’roll gate like thoroughbred race horses from hell. The proverbial torch-bearers of the Midwest metal scene, this powerhouse dates back to 1989 and the second great sexual revolution of our culture. ‘Helltown Hotel’ documents plenty of attitude and gives us an unobstructed view of the evolution of FELONY from their earlier no-frills metal sound, with songs like the blood-pumping ‘Yank That Chain’ to songs like ‘To The Core’ which chronicle the darker, heavier version of the later day. Representing their unbridled lifestyle and way of performing, the term “Helltown” has become synonymous with all things that are FELONY.
1. Cat Daddy 2. Dancin’ On My Grave 3. Heist In Helltown 4. Street Fight 6. Well of Souls
7. To the Core 8. Lost In The Closet 9. Yank That Chain 10. Days of Disease
11. Another Hero 12. F.I.T.H. 13. Shake The Faith 14. Heist In Helltown ’93 15. Heist in Helltown (Live)
16. Mississippi Rollin’ 17. Shattered Innocence
STRIKE TWICE was created by vocalist Michael Hayes and guitarist Rob Luv, two guys with a love in their hearts and souls for hot-blooded hard rock. Fate smiled kindly on them during the 80’s metal revolution as they packed out clubs everywhere they went. Their tight, sleaze-fueled sound and debauchery-drenched stage show struck a chord with fans everywhere. Their music was powerful and precise, their songs designed to deliver hook-heavy entertainment. STRIKE TWICE played their music displaying a killer knack for crafting punchy, high-energy hard rock songs that drip with streetwise swagger and bad boy shock factor. Never settling for second best, STRIKE TWICE gave it all they had, a well-oiled hair metal machine that delivered the goods to hungry hard rockers. With ripping tunes like “Tango,” “D.F.W.M.,” and “Undress Me,” STRIKE TWICE proves beyond any doubt that they possess that indefinable hard rock magic that is still as relevant today as it was in the late 80’s and early 90’s!
- Tuff Luck 2. Intoxication 3. Never Let Go 4. Get It 5. Dirty Lover 6. One Night With You 7. Undress Me 8. Wake Up Cryin’ 9. Tango 10. D.F.W.M. 11. Back Door
BOTH releases will be available at nearly every online music store that sells true rock-n-roll, as well as in the Eonian Record’s “Rock Shop” at:
Also, THANK YOU to all of you music fans who purchased SHAKE CITY and UZI! Eonian Records sold out of the first pressing of these two titles in just the first week and both CD’s have been top sellers at many online retailers world-wide!