On November 16th D.A.D. celebrates 25 years of rock, by releasing their complete works in a box, containing 10 remastered studio albums:
Call Of The Wild (1985)
D.A.D. Draws A Circle (1987)
No Fuel Left For The Pilgrims (1989)
Riskin’ It All (1991)
Everything Glows (2000)
Soft Dogs (2002)
Scare Yourself (2005)
Monster Philosophy (2008) Plus D.A.D’s first release ever, the EP “Standin’ On The Never Never” (1985) – remastered and for the first time to be released on a CD. The Overmuch Box also contains the bonus album: “Behind The Seen” (2009) including 8 never previously released tracks, plus 10 rare b-sides and bonus tracks. And a book in English, about the life and times of D.A.D, based on a number of recent interviews with the band, by author Michael Valeur. The 160 pages are generously illustrated by D.A.D. bass player Stig Pedersen. Besides the regular version, The Overmuch Box comes as a DELUXE LIMITED EDITION, in a cow skull shaped metal box containing both The Overmuch Box and a cow skull shaped USB key. The 2 GB USB contains all 10 studio albums, the “Standin’ On The Never Never” EP, the “Behind The Seen” bonus album, plus ultra rare live recordings, not available anywhere else!!! We are happy to announce that D.A.D. Net Pets can pre-order this exclusive limited collectible in the D.A.D. Webshop now. As a special extra bonus, copies purchased through the Webshop before November 1st, will be signed by the band.
Megadeth announced a new headline tour with support from Machine Head, Suicide Silence, and Arcanium.
Megadeth’s latest, ENDGAME, is in stores tomorrow.
11/14/2009 The Orbit Room Grand Rapids, MI
11/15/2009 Peoria Civic Center Peoria, IL
11/17/2009 Eagles Ballroom Milwaukee, WI
11/18/2009 The LC Pavilion Columbus, OH
11/20/2009 Madison Theatre Covington, KY
11/21/2009 The National Richmond, VA
11/22/2009 Valarium Knoxville, TN
11/23/2009 The Fillmore Charlotte Charlotte, NC
11/25/2009 Revolution Ft. Lauderdale, FL
11/27/2009 Hard Rock Live Orlando, FL
11/28/2009 House Of Blues N. Myrtle Beach, SC
11/30/2009 Pavillion @ Concrete Street Corpus Christi, TX
12/1/2009 Sunken Garden Amphitheatre San Antonio, TX
12/2/2009 Palladium Ballroom Dallas, TX United States
12/3/2009 Bricktown Events Center Oklahoma City, OK
12/5/2009 The Beaumont Kansas City, MO
12/6/2009 Pop’s Sauget, IL
12/7/2009 Great Hall @ River Center Davenport, IA
12/8/2009 Fargo Civic Auditorium Fargo, ND
12/10/2009 Shrine Auditorium Billings, MT
Frontiers Records is excited to announce the release of PINK CREAM 69’s celebration release including the Live 2 CD set “Live in Karlsruhe” and the amazing “Past and Present” 2 DVD set on October 16th in Europe.
Two years after the highly acclaimed release of the “In10sity“ album, PINK CREAM 69 are back with two impressive releases at once. Vocalist David Readman, the guitar team Alfred Koffler / Uwe Reitenauer, bassist Dennis Ward and drummer Kosta Zafiriou have packed their DVD “birthday release” with an impressing amount of content:
- the live concert from the band’s 20th anniversary show in their hometown Karlsruhe , filmed in January 2009;
- the legendary “Size It Up – Live In Japan”- video from 1992, for the first time ever to be released on DVD, featuring the band´s original singer Andi Deris (now with HELLOWEEN);
- a 55 minute documentary with interviews and rare footage;
- all 8 official video clips;
- bonus live material from the band´s appearances at “Masters of Rock” (5 songs) and “Das Fest” (3 songs) festivals in 2007.
The double CD “Live In Karlsruhe”, contains the entire Karlsruhe concert as well as two bonus tracks recorded at “Das Fest” Festival in Karlsruhe.
This truly is the ultimate package, not only for PINK CREAM 69 fans: “Past & Present” (with a total running time of more than 4,5 hours) and “Live in Karlsruhe” includes everything a rock fan needs to have from PINK CREAM 69. “The two products” says drummer Kosta Zafiriou “give a great overview of the band´s activities in 20 years: the live in Japan video from 1992, this year´s concert in Karlsruhe, lots of Festival footage as additional bonus, all video clips the band ever did and an hour interview and backstage footage with the band members reflecting the band´s history – you can´t get more Pink Cream 69 than on these DVD´s! The concert portrayed in the “Live in Karlsruhe” night was a very special one for us – 20 years since the release of the first record, 10 studio albums, a concert in our hometown to be recorded for our first DVD ever! The feelings were overwhelming: A mixture between a nostalgic look back and the excitement about the night and the show to come…simply great!”
To sum it up, the long waiting time has been rewarded! And it gets even better: the new studio album is already in the works!
“Live in Karlsruhe” tracklisting includes
CD1: Children Of The Dawn; Do You Like It Like That; Hell’s Gone Crazy; Lost In Illusions; The Hour of Freedom; I’m Not Afraid; Talk to the Moon; Carnaby Road; Break The Silence; One Step Into Paradise; That Was Yesterday; The Spirit.
CD2: Livin’ My Life For You; Welcome the Night; Seas Of Madness; Keep Your Eye on the Twisted; No Way Out; Shame; So Lonely / No Woman No Cry; One Step Into Paradise; Better Days (European Bonus Track).
“Past and Present” contents include:
Live in Karlsruhe, Germany – January, 24th, 2009 – Running Time: 1:28:00
Children Of The Dawn; Do You Like It Like That; Hell´s Gone Crazy; Lost In Illusions; The Hour Of Freedom; I´m Not Afraid; Talk To The Moon; Carnaby Road; Break The Silence; One Step Into Paradise; That Was Yesterday; The Spirit; Livin´ My Life For You; Welcome The Night; Seas Of Madness; Keep Your Eye On The Twisted; No Way Out; Shame.
Live at “Das Fest”, Karlsruhe, Germany – July 20th, 2007 – Running Time: 13:55
One Step Into Paradise (acoustic version); The Spirit (acoustic version); Better Days (acoustic version).
Insight: Interviews and backstage Footage - Running Time: 55:40
Size It Up – Live in Kawasaki, Japan, January 31st , 1992 Running Time: 58:03
Take Those Tears; Welcome The Night; Do You Like It Like That; Signs Of Danger; Where The Eagle Learns To Fly; Livin´ My Life For You; Rolling Down A Thunder; Talk To The Moon; Hell´s Gone Crazy; One Step Into Paradise; Detroit Rock City; White Men Do No Reggae.
Live at “Masters of Rock”, Vizovice, Czech Republic – July 5th, 2007 Running Time: 24:50
Do You Like It Like That; Lost In Illusion; The Hour Of Freedom; Seas of Madness; Shame.
The Videos: Total Running Time: 31:25
One Step Into Paradise; Livin´ My Life For You; Signs of Danger; Face In The Mirror; Keep Your Eye On The Twisted; 20th Century Boy; Only The Good; Shame.
A “Past And Present” DVD trailer can be enjoyed below!
Those of you who received your Sirius XM Radio bill this month may have noticed a new increase in your bill.
Surprise! You are now paying U.S. Royalty fees on the music you have been subscribing to listen to.
The fee is $1.98 a month per the base $12.95 subscriptions and $.97 for base plans that are eligible for a second radio discount. Your actual fee may vary depending upon the Package and Plan term you choose.
The FCC decision approving the merger between SIRIUS and XM permits the companies beginning July 29, 2009 to pass through to subscribers any increases in music royalties since March 20, 2007, the day the companies first asked the FCC to approve the merger. The U.S. Music Royalty Fee implements this FCC decision.
Every time the RIAA bitches they aren’t getting enough money, Sirius XM Subscribers are going to take it in the rear, and can expect an increase in their bill. Sirius XM can’t afford to pay the royalties out of your monthly subscription fees. They will pass along those increases to you. Oh happy day!
On one hand, at least the artists will get paid for their music. Hopefully the lesser known bands that I get to hear on channels like Hair Nation and The Boneyard will see some of this money. Somehow I doubt it though.
One of the reasons that I have subscribed to XM is to listen to music that the crap FM stations refuse to play. Sadly, XM is quickly going to become too costly an option for my music listening habits. I guess its time to buy that 160 GB Ipod for my daily commute.
For more information on Sirius XM’s U.S. Royalty Fees, click here.
ZOMBIE CURRENTLY GEARING UP FOR HIS RECORD RELEASE
“HELLBILLY DELUXE 2 on Geffen Records”
The Hellbilly Returns! The Master of monster mayhem Rob Zombie will be destroying a city near you beginning this October 29th on The HELLBILLY DELUXE 2 TOUR. Not since 1998’s super smash triple platinum HELLBILLY DELUXE has Zombie hit the road under that moniker. So get ready to scream!
This will be Zombie’s first headline tour since 2007 and will have other ghoulish delights in tow including openers Nekromantix and Captain Clegg & the Night Creatures last seen rocking Haddonfield and Michael Myers in Zombie’s new film HALLOWEEN 2. The tour will usher in Zombie’s forthcoming album HELLBILLY DELUXE 2 – Noble Jackals, Penny Dreadfuls and the Systematic Dehumanization of Cool (Geffen), a companion to 1998 original.
The tour will blasts off with Phoenix, AZ on October 29th, Las Vegas, NV on the 30th, and a very special Halloween event on the 31st in Hollywood, CA hosted by Uncle Seymour Coffins also seen recently in HALLOWEEN 2. Zombie will be accompanied by his longtime band mates -guitarist John 5, bassist Piggy D, and drummer Tommy Clufetos.
The HELLBILLY DELUXE 2 TOUR will mark Zombie’s return to the road after much box office success as the writer and director of HALLOWEEN 2 (Dimension). His R-rated, animated feature, THE HAUNTED WORLD OF EL SUPERBEASTO, will also be available everywhere on DVD and Blu-ray September 22nd.
“I am bouncing off the walls like a mental patient”, says Zombie “That tells me it’s time to take it to the stage and let the demons loose.”
Selling over fifteen million albums worldwide, Zombie is one of Geffen Record’s top selling and the longest running artists on the label. He has written and directed five feature length films, directed dozens of high profile music videos, contributed recordings to multiple soundtracks, and authored several comic books. HALLOWEEN 2 (2009) took hold of the box office recently, following-up his record breaking blockbuster re-imagining of HALLOWEEN in 2007. In 2005, Zombie assaulted the film world with the critically-acclaimed THE DEVIL’S REJECTS (Lionsgate), the follow-up to his already cult classic HOUSE OF 1,000 CORPSES (Lionsgate 2004).
Mr. Big fans, check out the new interview with Paul Gilbert over at Metal Sucks. The interview is available here.
BULLETBOYS drummer Ryche Green was released from the hospital late last week and is recooperating at home. He continues to visit the outpatient facility at the hospital for ongoing breathing treatments to clear the massive infection in his lungs. Ryche would like to thank everyone who called and sent get well wishes. It is sincerely appreciated.
As earlier reported, Ryche was rushed to the ER upon returning home from their recent tour and was diagnosed with a severe case of pneumonia. Ryche became very ill while on tour, playing night after night until he could no longer function. Ryche was confined to the ICU in a breathing tent.
BULLETBOYS has an upcoming date on September 25th. Frankie Banali Presents L.A. Guns and the Bulletboys along with a special performance by Frankie Banali & Friends – The Led Zep Set paying tribute to legendary Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham
Current plans for BULLETBOYS to head out on Leg II of Road To Nowhere Tour will be announced in the coming weeks.
Five Finger Death Punch will be featured on the nationally syndicated radio show ROCKLINE with host Bob Coburn tonight, at 8:30pm PT / 11:30pm ET. You are encourage to speak with the guys by calling 1-344-ROCK (7625).
For a station near you, or for information on the live broadcast, go to www.RocklineRadio.com
One word best describes Megadeth’s twelfth CD, Endgame. Disappointing! I had high hopes for this CD, but this long time Megadeth fan is not impressed. With the awesome dualing riffs of Mustaine and Broderick, this band may have the best guitar tandem since Marty Friedman was in the band. Nonstop noodling and shredding does not make a good album though. There has to be solid songwriting. This disc is lacking the melodies and lyrics that made Megadeth one of the biggest and best thrash metal bands of all time.
I enjoyed the band’s previous effort, United Abominations. Personally, I don’t think Endgame is anywhere near as good as that disc. Musically, I think Endgame is superior to UA, but lyrically, I believe United Abominations is the stronger of the two.
With Megadeth’s new axeman Chris Broderick, Dave Mustaine has found the new sparring partner he has been looking for. Broderick’s playing is as intense, as it is fast. I am quite impressed with his playing on this disc.
Endgame opens up with a brief instrumental track, “Dialectic Chaos”. The trade off between Mustaine and Broderick is brilliant. Although, I would typically think that opening an album with an instrumental would be an unwise decision, this tune sets the stage for Endgame perfectly. The songs ending, and “This Day We Fight!” beginning is seamless, and it doesn’t take long for Mustaine’s trademark snarl to find its way into the lyrics. I don’t think I have heard a song played with such fury and intensity since “Rust in Peace”.
The pace slows down somewhat for “44 Minutes”. Dave Mustaine rattles off lyrics about a bank robbery gone awry. There is no discernable chorus, but it is a cool song nonetheless.
“1,320′” opens up with the high octane sounds of a funny car. As you probably guessed, this song is about drag racing. The guitar noodling on this track is insane! Mustaine and Broderick trade off leads that might be as fast as the cars this song represents. If the NHRA needs a theme song, they don’t need to look any further.
The bass groove by James Lomenzo on “Bite the Hand” is extremely cool. There are some cool lyrics in this tune, but I can’t seem to get into the chorus, “When its dog eat dog, you are what you eat”. Ok, Dave! The music overall is pretty good, but this isn’t one of my favorite tunes on this album.
“The Hardest Part of Letting Go….Sealed With A Kiss” starts off in a ballad like form, before blasting off in the middle, and slowing back down towards the end. Out of all of the songs on Endgame, this one probably has the most radio potential.
I hope this CD isn’t Megadeth’s Endgame. It is a good thrash album, even if I don’t think it is one of Megadeth’s best. This CD is loaded with guitar solos, which I absolutely love, I just wish there were more melodies and catchy lyrics on this disc. This CD may grow on me more, but the songs just aren’t very memorable after a few listens. The end result is ultimately disappointing.
Rating: Out of 10
1. Dialectic Chaos
2. This Day We Fight!
3. 44 Minutes
5. Bite the Hand
8. The Hardest Part of Letting Go…Sealed With a Kiss
9. Head Crusher
10. How the Story Ends
11. The Right to Go Insane
Dave Mustaine – rhythm/lead guitar, lead vocals
Chris Broderick – lead/rhythm guitar, backing vocals
James LoMenzo – bass, backing vocals
Shawn Drover – drums
Tesla has released another new video in support of their album, Forever More. Check out “Breakin’ Free” below.