Just how far has Dokken fallen? Watch the video below.
NFL Superstars become Heavier Than Metal….
Free Reign the Metal band featuring Dallas Cowboys Offensive Linemen, # 75 Marc Colombo, # 71 Cory Procter and # 70 Leonard Davis along with Texan guitar virtuoso Justin Chapman will have their song ‘Rise Up’ debut during the Cowboys opening week game against Tampa Bay Buccaneers this Sunday, Sept 13.on NFL on FOX
Cowboys and Metal fans will be able to hear the song throughout the broadcast!!
‘Rise Up’ is the soon to be embraced Stadium Anthem from Free Reign’s upcoming debut EP ‘Tragedy’ due for release on November 17TH via Riot Entertainment / DisManic / ADA Music.
It has been quite a while since I have listened to the band Hurricane. I thought I would dust off this CD to give another listen to singer Kelly Hansen’s vocals. Kelly’s career will soon be getting a boost as he is featured on the new Foreigner album, Can’t Slow Down that will be released on Sept 29th, 2009.
Hurricane’s initial claim to fame was the band had two siblings of Quiet Riot, Tony Cavazo, and Robert Sarzo.
How is the music on Over The Edge? I would consider this slightly above average hair metal, and this is being pretty generous. I have a very hard time getting into this disc. There are a couple of solid tunes sandwiched around a lot of filler, and one track that is completely abysmal at best.
The album kicks off with the title track “Over The Edge”. This tune has a ballad like feel to start off with, but turns into a harder rocking tune after a slow beginning. It is a solid start to this disc.
The cover of “I’m Eighteen” plods of along and does not surpass the original by Alice Cooper. I am not sure this one was needed. This was probably the wrong song for this band to cover. (Could you imagine if they did a cover of “Hot Blooded”?)
“I’m On To You” is a solid tune and easily the band’s biggest hit. (see video clip below).
“We Are Strong” showcases Hansen’s excellent vocals. Robert Sarzo throws in some cool guitar licks, although the opening riffs sound as if they were borrowed. It is a cool tune, and one of the highlights on this disc.
The album close, “Baby Snakes” might just be the dumbest example of a song that I heard in my entire life. This is four and half minutes of my life that I will never get back. Let’s listen to a guy get rejected by some girl over the phone, with background guitar riffs. What the hell were producers Mike Clink and Bob Ezrin thinking when they green lighted this crap. This is terrible!
Overall, I think Kelly Hansen’s vocals are better than the songs, and music on this CD. Die hard hair metal fans might enjoy this. All others tread at your own risk!
This CD was out of print for years, but was re-released in 2008 by Caroline Records. You can purchase a copy of Over The Edge at this link. For more information on Hurricane, check out their myspace page.
Rating: Out of 10
01. Over The Edge
02. I’m Eighteen
03. I’m On To You
04. Messin’ With A Hurricane
06. We Are Strong
07. Spark In My Heart
08. Give Me An Inch
10. Baby Snakes
Kelly Hansen – vocals
Robert Sarzo – guitar and vocals
Tony Cavazo – bass and vocals
Jay Schellen – drums and vocals
Canadian rock band, Like A Storm has been out on the road in support of Creed. Check out their brand new video, “Chemical Infatuation” below. Their debut record, “The End of the Beginning” will be hitting stores this fall.
Megadeth’s new album, Endgame is streaming in its entirety on Myspace. Go to the Megadeth myspace page to check it out!
With CRASH LOVE, the forthcoming album from AFI, due out in just twenty days and “Medicate” climbing the radio charts, the band is giving fans a preview of another track off the new record as well as a behind-the-scenes look at the recording process. For the song “I Am Trying Very Hard To Be Here” AFI enlisted the help of their fans for the track’s gang vocals. Staying true to form AFI went to their fans, the backbone of the band, and asked them to submit short videos about themselves for a chance to win a trip to Los Angeles and to sing on one of the songs from CRASH LOVE. Fans heard the call, and they answered and thus the Begin Transmission series was born. Watch as AFI welcomes six fans into the studio to record “I Am Trying Very Hard To Be Here” from CRASH LOVE, in stores September 29.
AFI has also just launched their newly redesigned website, www.AFireInside.net, with gold artwork reflecting the forthcoming release. Fans can now connect with the band via Twitter from the site as well as get the latest news, photos, video, tour dates and more. For even more from AFI fans can also visit www.MySpace.com/AFI and www.facebook.com/AFireInside. Pre-order CRASH LOVE now on iTunes and receive AFI’s latest single, “Medicate.”
JANUS ADDS DATES WITH FRAMING HANLEY AND THE VEER UNION
TO THEIR ONGOING U.S. TOUR
AS THEY PREPARE TO RELEASE
‘RED RIGHT RETURN’ SEPTEMBER 22 ON REALID RECORDS
JANUS hit the road last month to get the buzz started about the September 22 release of their debut album, RED RIGHT RETURN (REALID Records, through Warner Music Group’s Independent Label Group), which will keep them on the road throughout the remainder of 2009. Now comes word that new dates for the Chicago band—with Framing Hanley and The Veer Union–have been added to their itinerary, which will last from October 8 through October 27.
The album’s first single, “Eyesore,” is currently spinning on over 20 Rock radio stations nationwide, including KBPI/Denver, KQRC/Kansas City, WJJO/Madison, KXFX/Santa Rosa and KISW/Seattle, and is most requested on Q101/Chicago, KPNT/St. Louis and WWBN/Flint. A video for the track—directed by Noah Shulman (Sleepless City Productions)–has over a half a million views this summer and can now be seen on the band’s Myspace page (www.myspace.com/janus).
In online news, JANUS has been selected as the “Rock Artist To Watch” on iheartradio.com for the month of September. The band’s page can be found at http://www.iheartradio.com/new2/featured/f/2288.
RED RIGHT RETURN is a collection of ten seamlessly flowing tracks that showcase the band’s ability to bring the Rock world an intelligent fresh sound. JANUS’ debut harkens back to the days when albums were written as a total piece of work, as opposed to a group of single songs. The Chicago natives recorded, produced, created all the themes, digital presence, and artwork on their own. Lyrically, the songs have very strong universal underpinnings to real life experiences. While they tell a particular story, the end result is left open to interpretation and the listener is free to draw their own conclusions.
In an early review of RED RIGHT RETURN, Absolutepunk.net raved: “There are a few bands, given the opportunity, could take the radio by storm. JANUS is a perfect example of this type of band. If they were given the chance, and played on some larger radio stations alongside all of our alternative ‘favorites’ (sound-alikes), they could earn themselves hordes of fans.” The Wildy’s World blog calls it “…a brilliant Rock-based soundscape…” and Blogcritics.org hails it as a “…diamond in the rough.”
Check out JANUS–David Scotney (vocals), Johnny Salazar (percussion), Alan Quitman (bass), Mike Tyranski (guitar/programming)–at any of the following stops:
DATE CITY VENUE
Fri 9/11 Louisville, KY Phoenix Hill Tavern (with Pop Evil)
Sun 9/13 Flint, MI The Machine Shop (with Chevelle)
Tue 9/15 Pittsburgh, PA Diesel (with Pop Evil)
Thu 9/17 Johnson City, TN Capones (with Pop Evil)
Fri 9/18 Wilmington, NC The Soupbox Laundrolounge (with Pop Evil & Framing Hanley)
Tue 9/22 Tallahassee, FL Floyd’s Music Shop (with Framing Hanley)
Fri 9/25 Detroit, MI Blondie’s
Sat 9/26 South Barrington, IL Penny Road Pub
With Framing Hanley and The Veer Union:
Thu 10/8 Birmingham, AL 5 Points Music Hall
Fri 10/9 Shreveport, LA The Warehouse
Sat 10/10 Tyler, TX Click’s
Sun 10/11 Lufkin, TX The Wild Horse Saloon
Wed 10/14 Tempe, AZ Club Red
Fri 10/16 Santa Rosa, CA Last Day Saloon
Sat 10/17 Las Vegas, NV Wasted Space @ Hard Rock Hotel
Tue 10/20 Murray, UT Murray Theatre
Sun 10/25 San Antonio, TX Scout Bar (with Framing Hanley)
Tue 10/27 Mission, TX Smoking Aces
Wed 10/28 Denver, CO KBPI’s InFest/The Fillmore (with Shadows Fall & OTEP)
VH1 Classic’s Original Series ‘That Metal Show’ Returns for a Third Season of Riotous Debates, ‘Man-On-The Street’ Pranks, and ‘Stump The Trunk’ Trivia Contests
“THAT METAL SHOW: ANVIL SPECIAL” PREMIERES ON OCTOBER 3 AT 11 PM*
Miller High Life Beer Presents “Living the High Life” Interview Segments in Each Episode
Special Guests This Season Include: Ratt, Alice Cooper, Sebastian Bach, Chickenfoot Chris Jericho, Rob Halford, Steve Vai, Blackie Lawless, Slayer and many more
VH1 Classic set trends and broke molds two seasons ago when it mixed the best of “The View” with “Headbangers’ Ball” to create “That Metal Show,” an outrageously funny weekly series airing every Saturday at 11PM* that discusses and debates everything in the world of heavy metal. Now, hard rock and metal’s most established talk show returns for a third round with more exclusive interviews and behind the scene footage from the top metal festivals of the year. The season kicks off on VH1 Classic on Saturday, October 3 first with the critically acclaimed documentary, “Anvil! The Story of Anvil” at 9PM* and then the Canadian heavy metal band gives an exclusive interview and performance for the one-hour season premiere with “That Metal Show: Anvil Special” at 11PM*.
Each week hosts Eddie Trunk, Jim Florentine, and Don Jamieson discuss the latest rock news, share stories and argue about their favorite bands. Joined by special guests who weigh in with their opinions and offer their own unique viewpoints, the show caters to some of the most opinionated heavy metal and hard rock fans across the country. This season’s scheduled guests include: Ratt, Alica Cooper, Sebastian Bach, Blackie Lawless, Chickenfoot, WWE’s Chris Jericho, Judas Priest’s Rob Halford, Steve Vai, Slayer and many more.
All this Fall, watch Don, Jim and Eddie as they talk about the latest news in classic hard rock and metal, as well as hit the road to connect with fans and pull some hysterical man-on-the-street pranks. “That Metal Show” is also proudly bringing back your favorite studio segments, like “WHATEVER HAPPENED TO”, our host’s “PICK OF THE WEEK” and, of course, their weekly battle to settle all metal battles and end all debates, once and for all, in “THE THROWDOWN”. This season also introduces interview and man-on-the-street segments sponsored by Miller High Life beer called “Living the High Life” where viewers will get a first-hand look at the guys pulling hysterical pranks on the road and connecting with fans. Whether it’s Eddie kissing Ace Frehley’s VH1 Rock Honors ring or Jim or Don getting into the action on stage, viewers can expect the unexpected.
Fans can catch all of season one and season two online at VH1Classic.com. New episodes will launch online every Monday morning following the show’s on-air premiere. Additionally, fans can also ask a “WHATEVER HAPPENED TO” question to the guys via the VH1 Blog. Select questions may end up on air.
“That Metal Show” is a hilarious 30 minutes of mayhem that fans of Hard Rock and Heavy Metal have grown to love! Past guests have included: Rush, AC/DC, Twisted Sister, Metallica’s Lars Ulrich, Lita Ford, Ace Frehley of KISS, and former baseball star Mike Piazza.
“That Metal Show” is a production of VH1 Classic. Adam Heydt serves as Director with Lee Rolontz and Keshia Williams as Executive Producers for VH1 and Jeff Baumgardner producer for the series.
Launched in May 2000, VH1 Classic is a 24-hour network that present videos, concerts and music specials all day long, featuring the best of rock, soul and pop artists from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, including The Rolling Stones, The Who, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Bruce Springsteen, Michael Jackson, Prince, Whitney Houston, Madonna, and U2. Learn more at VH1Classic.com.
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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 at the Canyon Club on September 25th, 2009!
I am happy to be able to present L.A. Guns and Bulletboys for a night of “old school” rock and roll at the Canyon Club. I’ve been friends with Steve Riley and Phil Lewis of L.A. Guns and Marq Torien of Bulletboys for more years than I can remember.
I am particularly excited about performing a set of Led Zeppelin music with a group of musicians that know how to deliver this music. Joining me for the set will be Chas West (The Jason Bonham Band) on vocals, Mitch Perry (Edgar Winter Group) on guitar, Sean McNabb (Great White) on bass and Edward Harris Roth (Glenn Hughes) on keyboards.
September 25, 2009 will be the 29th Anniversary of the passing of Led Zeppelin’s mighty John Henry Bonham (31 May 1948 – 25 September 1980) and the Led Zep Set will be performed in his memory and dedicated in his honor.
Please come by and enjoy a great evening of music with L.A. Guns, the Bulletboys and Frankie Banali & Friends!
The Canyon Club
28912 Roadside Dr
Agoura Hills, CA 91301-3304
The German Hard Rockers JADED HEART have announced the following tour dates in Europe in support of PRIMAL FEAR and Brainstorm to coincide with the release of the forthcoming studio album “Perfect Insanity” on October 16th in Europe.
PRIMAL FEAR / BRAINSTORM / JADED HEART Tour dates:
23.10.2009 Fr ES-Barcelona Salamandra 1
24.10.2009 Sa ES-Madrid Heineken
25.10.2009 So ES-Villaba/Navarra Sala Totem
26.10.2009 Mo FRA-Bordeaux Theatre Barbey
28.10.2009 Mi ITA-Milan Music Dome
29.10.2009 Do CH-Pratteln Z7
30.10.2009 Fr D-Geiselwind Event Halle
31.10.2009 Sa D-Hamburg Markthalle
02.11.2009 Mo Sweden-tba
03.11.2009 Di Sweden-tba
04.11.2009 Mi Sweden-tba
06.11.2009 Fr DEN-Kopenhagen The Rock
07.11.2009 Sa D-Olsberg-Bruchhausen Schützenhalle
08.11.2009 So D-Bochum Matrix
09.11.2009 Mo D-München Backstage
11.11.2009 Mi D-Ludwigsburg Rockfabrik
12.11.2009 Do NED-Kerkrade Rocktemple
13.11.2009 Fr CZ-Pilzen Serikovka
14.11.2009 Sa CZ-Kurim House of Culture
In conjunction with the release of the highly anticipated new album “Cartesian Dreams” in Europe on September 18th, HOUSE OF LORDS announced the following tour dates:
31.10.2009 – FRA, Rockalies Festival – Saint Martin de Fontenay (Caen)
01.11.2009 – GBR, The Cavern – Liverpool
04.11.2009 – GBR, JB’s – Dudley
05.11.2009 – GBR, Yardbirds, Grimsby
06.11.2009 – GBR, The Corporation – Sheffield
07.11.2009 – GER, Obermarchtal – Kreuz
08.11.2009 – GER, Munich – Garage
11.11.2009 – GER, Hamburg – Ballroom
12.11.2009 – ITA, Trofarello – Il Peocio
13.11.2009 – ITA, Ronchi Dei Legionari – Rock Club
14.11.2009 – ITA, Mozzate, Motorockas
15.11.2009 – ITA, Festival – Soundtrack Arcene Bergamo
18.11.2009 – GER, Frankfurt, Sinkasten
20.11.2009 – NED, Weert, De Bosuil
21.11.2009 – UK. Ossett, Wrestling
22.11.2009 – UK, Rock Of Ages, Swansea
24.11.2009 – UK, Barnstaple, The Underground
25. 11.2009 – BEL, Antwerp, Derots
26. 11.2009 – GER, Lubeck, Riders Cafe
27. 11.2009 – GER, Live Club Wendlingen (Stuttgart)
28.11.2009 – CZ – Zlin, Masters of Rock
29.11.2009 – SWI – Pratteln, Z7
02.12.2009 – SWE, Stockholm, Harry B. James
04.12.2009 – SWE, Sala, Rockland
05.12.2009 – SWE, Trollhättan, Backstage
07.12.2009 – USA, Uncasville, CT, Mohegan Sun Casino
Maltese rockers Fire have released their sophomore effort, Thrill Me in 2009. Check out the title track below, and decide if Fire’s, “Thrill Me” should SINK or SWIM. If you like what you hear, the band has a free download of the song, available at this link.
We’re doing something that’s never been done before – using the internet to let our fans actually sing with us on our new version of “The Right To Rock!”
“The Right To Rock: 25th Anniversary Edition” will be released on January 20th, 2010, exactly 25 years to the day since it originally hit the streets, and we’ve recorded a brand new version of the title track for inclusion in this historic release – and we want to give KEELaholics everywhere the opportunity to put your voices on it.
All you have to do is send us an MP3 of you singing the title chorus line, “The Right To Rock,” and we’ll compile the best of what we receive and insert them into our brand new version of this song.
It’s easy – if you have a microphone for your computer and some simple recording software, download the reference mix on our MySpace profile which has a space for you to sing in. Try to sing in tune and in time, or just scream your guts out like we do!
There are a lot of free programs available that are easy to use – we suggest the Beta version of Audacity which is available at http://audacity.soundforge.net
Some of you may have more sophisticated recording gear at home, and that’s fine – just get to work and send us your best “Right To Rock” and we’ll put it on the new album. Send MP3’s to email@example.com by October 1st. By sending your MP3 you are agreeing to allow KEEL to use your voice on this recording.
What are you waiting for – get ready to belt it out and shout out your Right To Rock!
11 Sep 2009 20:00-The Fishtank Durham, Northeast
12 Sep 2009 20:00-The Underground Stoke on Trent, Midlands
19 Sep 2009 20:00-Vice w/ LA Guns Swansea, Wales
24 Sep 2009 20:00-Rock City supporting zico chain- N..ottingham
The Souls of We show originally scheduled at Cincinnati, Ohio’s Riverstar Entertainment Center Friday Night has been canceled.
The date has been moved to the Rhythm & Blues Club in Wapakoneta, Ohio.
Tickets for this rare appearance are only $15.00 in advance and are available by calling the club at 419-739-7833 or at Groamy’s CDs & Tapes in Lima, Ohio.
Souls of We
Friday Sept 11, 2009
Route 33 Rhythm and Brews
09891 Co. Rd. 33A
Wapakoneta, OH 45895
HALFORD III VIDEO PROMO AND PRE-SALE BEGINS AT: www.MetalGodShop.com
Just in time for the 2009 holiday season comes a release that is sure to grab the attention of heavy metal fans worldwide, as legendary singer Rob Halford debuts his first holiday CD ‘HALFORD III – WINTER SONGS’ on his new label Metal God Records distributed globally by ADA Global / Warner Music Group, Fontana / Universal Music Group, Conveyor / Universal Music Canada and Sony Music Japan.
HALFORD III – WINTER SONGS is Rob’s first solo release in more than seven (7) years, and includes a collection of new Halford-penned tracks plus traditional holiday favorites presented with original arrangements by HALFORD (Rob Halford – Vocals, Roy Z., – Producer / Guitarist, Metal Mike Chlasciak – Guitars, Mike Davis – Bass and Bobby Jarzombek – Drums).
Written, arranged and recorded during 2008 and 2009 HALFORD III – WINTER SONGS celebrates one of the most exciting holiday periods of the year. The first new Halford single: ‘Get Into The Spirit’ debuts at radio and http://www.RobHalford.com September 29th 2009.
‘Well, I’ve always said I wanted to produce a Christmas CD,’ comments Rob Halford. ‘The Halford band has assembled a fantastic release, and we’re excited to have produced a collection of holiday tracks which all of us have enjoyed from a very early age.’
HALFORD III – WINTER SONGS debuts new Halford tracks: ‘Get Into The Spirit,’ ‘When Christmas Comes For Everyone,’ ‘Light Of The World,’ ‘What Child Is This’, ‘Oh Holy Night,’ ‘Come All Ye Faithful’ and more.
HALFORD III – WINTER SONGS releases world-wide week of October 26, 2009 at your favorite retailer, e-tailer, Amazon.com, HMV.COM, BESTBUY.COM, PLAY.com, iTunes, http://www.HalfordMusic.com and visit www.MetalGodShop.com now for an exclusive HALFORD III – WINTER SONGS Pre-Sale. REJOICE!
Fresh off the heels of a run as main support for The Killers, Wolfmother have announced their first North American headlining tour in over 2 years! Before saying goodbye to The Killers on the road, Wolfmother front man Andrew Stockdale joined Brandon Flowers and company on stage for a special cover of The Animals’ “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood.” The guitar driven rendition of the classic track marked one of the tour’s many highlights and was captured on video by a fan.
Amidst all the highlights on tour Wolfmother was able to sneak into New York to debut some of the songs from their forthcoming album Cosmic Egg at a secret show that Rolling Stone described as, “a ferocious set of riotous-riffing and prog-rock ecstasy.”
Wolfmother’s cross-country trek will be kicking-off at the House of Blues in Dallas, TX on the 29th of October and wrapping up 20 cities later at the legendary Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles (see full list of tour dates below). Support for all shows will come from thenewno2 and Heartless Bastards.
Limited pre-sale begins September 16th through Musictoday. Exclusive pre-sale offers include a trial membership to The Wolfies, Wolfmother’s official fan club, and opportunities to pre-order Cosmic Egg with your tickets, plus one lucky fan and a guest at each show will win a meet and greet with Wolfmother! General on sales for all shows begin Friday, September 18th.
In a first for the band, Wolfmother has partnered with Musictoday & Trees for the Future, planting one tree in a third world country for every pre-sale ticket sold. Says Andrew Stockdale, �This is something I’ve wanted to do for some time, it’s great to have the opportunity to contribute to the preservation of our environment.�
October 27th celebrates the release of the aforementioned Cosmic Egg, recorded with heralded UK producer Alan Moulder (My Bloody Valentine, Smashing Pumpkins, nine inch nails) and follow-up to the band’s 2006 self-titled debut, which included “Woman,” the 2007 Grammy winner for Best Hard Rock Performance. “New Moon Rising” the first single off the record, is already #36 on the iTunes charts and climbing.
Stockdale also recently recorded as part of Beck’s Record Club. Stockdale joins the company of artists hand-picked by Beck such as MGMT, Devandra Banhart and Little Joy member Bikini to reinterpret choices from Songs of Leonard Cohen. Each track will be released individually exclusively on Beck.com.
For all ticket links, pre-sale information and up to the minute news on everything Wolfmother visit www.Wolfmother.com.
October 29 – House of Blues – Dallas, TX
October 30 – Stubbs – Austin, TX
October 31 – Voodoo Festival – New Orleans, LA
November 2 – Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA
November 3 – The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC
November 4 – 9:30 Club – Washington, D.C.
November 6 – Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA
November 7 – House of Blues – Boston, MA
November 8 – Terminal 5 – New York, NY
November 11 – Kool Haus – Toronto, ONT
November 12 – Clutch Cargo – Pontiac, MI
November 13 – Riviera Theater – Chicago, IL
November 14 – State Theater – Minneapolis, MN
November 16 – Ogden Theater – Denver, CO
November 17 – The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT
November 19 – Roseland Theater – Portland, OR
November 20 – Paramount Theatre – Seattle, WA
November 21 – Queen Elizabeth Theater – Vancouver
November 23 – Fox Theater – Oakland, CA
November 24 – The Wiltern Theater – Los Angeles, CA
Guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal will be the special guest on this week’s edition of Hard Rock Nights (September 11-17), the nationally syndicated hard rock radio program. Thal is best known for his work with Guns N’ Roses on the ‘Chinese Democracy’ album and as the current touring guitarist with Lita Ford, as well as his prolific solo career.
Thal will open up to JT about his favorite songs on the ‘Chinese Democracy’ record, the best songs to play in concert with Lita, and give his fans a little teaser about “another band” he is in that is preparing to record new music.
Hard Rock Nights can be heard each week on over a dozen radio stations (see list at http://hardrocknights.wordpress.com/affiliates).
“Money Never Sleeps” is the debut of the five man Swedish band Covered Call. Formed in 2006 by drummer Ronny Svanströmer and guitarist Joel Carlsson, who recruited bassist Thomas Thulin and second guitarist Morgan Rosenquist before finding Ex Candlemass and Therion vocalist Thomas Wikström to complete the lineup. At first listen “Money Never Sleeps” does not have any stand out tracks, but after a couple of listens you will find an album that is solid from beginning to end where the melody and hooks grab you and each song builds momentum for the next song.
“All Because of Me” is the first track on “Money Never Sleeps”. It’s a mid tempo rocker that is usually found as the third or fourth track on most albums, but is a good song nonetheless with a nice solo and some sing along verses. “Til The End” is a great rocker balls out from the beginning again Carlsson has a nice solo, but Thomas Thulin’s bass sounds awesome on this track. “Shine” is a song that caught me completely off guard as it is a cover of one my favorite songs by Mr. Big from their “Actual Size” album. While Wikström is no Eric Martin, he and the band still do this song justice giving it a heavier sound but still as melodic as the original version. “Never Again” is where “Money Never Sleeps” grabbed my attention and takes off great heavy melodic song that should get the band some radio spins. It probably wont get played in the United States because U.S. radio doesn’t play songs this good. It will definitely receive airplay in Europe.
“Anything You Want” is a piano ballad with some beautiful playing throughout. “I Wanna Be Free” is a hard rocking anthem built for the live show with a great intro by Carlsson and once again some great bass lines from Thulin. “Nothin’ At All” is another great sing along foot tapping melodic rocker. Carlsson and Rosenquist’s playing really shines on this song as does Wikström’s vocals. The title track “Money Never Sleeps” is another anthem with some great background vocals and the song is just plain fun, a great song for the summer to blast on a road trip.
Looks or listens can be deceiving on “Money Never Sleeps” at first listen. But Covered Call have one of the best kinds of albums the kind that grow on you with each listen and hook you with some great songs and great playing. Definitely makes me look forward to their next album.
Rating: Out of 10
- All Because of Me
- Til’ the End
- Never Again
- Anything You Want
- I Wanna Be Free
- Nothing at All
- Money Never Sleeps
- What About Us
- Let’s Make It Real
Thomas Vikstrom – Lead vocals
Joel Carlsson – Guitar
Thomas Thulin – Bass
Aussie glam rockers Diamond Sins have just released an EP, Welcome To The Freakshow. Check out their video clip, “Freakshow” below.
Original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley, announced today he will be appearing at 3 upcoming retailers to sign copies of his new album, Anomaly which will be released September 15th on his own Bronx Born Records label.
When fans purchase Anomaly at the following locations, they will receive a wristband (starting Sept 15th) ensuring their place in line at the signing event. Space will be limited, and the only way to receive a wristband will be by purchasing the new album.
Don’t miss your chance to meet the legendary Spaceman and get your new copy of Anomaly signed by Ace!
Tuesday September 15th @ 7:00pm
1015 N. La Brea Ave
West Hollywood, CA 90038
Saturday September 26th @ 1:00pm
WRAT & WDHA presents
51 Lafayette Rd
Fords, NJ 08863
Sunday September 27th @ 1:00pm
31 Brookvale Ave
West Babylon, NY 11704
In addition, you can listen to Anomaly in its entirety, at this link.
Something To Burn will be releasing their album Transitions digitally next Tuesday, September 15th. To hold fans over until the album is released, the band has released a video of them being interviewed by Softdrive Records owner, Scott Weiland.
If you will be in the Hollywood area this Friday, September 11th you can check the band out on the Sunset Strip Music Festival which is being held at the Viper Room.
Heaven’s Basement sent out the following message tonight:
It is our sad duty to announce that for personal reasons Rob has decided to
leave the band. This is to take place immediately and so he will no longer be
playing any of the up coming shows. This is a sad day for us as a band as Rob
has been our friend and partner in crime since the beginning. But it is his
desire to now move on to different pastures and as sad as we are, we respect
that and support him in every way. He is and always will be a friend of Heaven’s
Basement. With his help we have managed to secure a temporary replacement to
fulfil the up coming shows, until a permanent replacement can be found. For
those of you planning to come to any of the next gigs we will be playing a
slightly shorter set than usual given the little amount of time we’ve had to
prepare, but we’ll still be making the most of each show! All of us would like
to wish Rob luck for the future, see below for a message from Rob.
Richie, Sid, Jonny, Chris
“I am writing this blog with great regret for I have decided to leave Heaven’s
Basement and move on to pastures new. I have had 10 amazing years of highs and
lows working as a musician. But after much deliberation, battleing with my own
thoughts and feelings, I have come to realize that my heart is just not in it
Myself and the guys remain the best of friends, and I wish them all the success
they deserve. They really are a great bunch of guys, whom I admire and respect.
I have shared many, many good times with them over the years. The memories of
which will stay with me forever.
I just want to thank you all for your fantastic and loyal support. I have come
across many bands, but few have the dedicated followers that Heaven’s Basement
have generated and it’s a pleasure to have met you all!
Please continue to spread the word of The Basement and get behind the boys and
whoever steps into my place. I hope he has a good sense of humour as he’s gonna
need it to get through the cannings!!!
All that remains for me to say really, is a very, very fond farewell to you all,
and maybe I’ll see you all at a gig sometime in the future, but as a fan this
Mortal Music and MVD Audio are proud to announce the digital release of Lock 13 – Inner Enemy on September 8th worldwide.
Mixing both classic and modern metallic sounds – without sacrificing the importance of melody – the Birmingham, AL-based trio, Lock 13, are about to make major waves with their latest album, the digital-only release, Inner Enemy. Comprised of vocalist Jon Childers, guitarist Drew Hall, and drummer Brad Aaron, the band recently signed with the label Mortal Music – the label founded by Tim King (SOil) and Rob Such (Twelfth Gate, Chicago Powerfest).
“When I first heard Lock 13, I immediately thought of them as a band that makes timeless music,” states King, SOil bassist and co-founder of Mortal Music. “This is such a rare trait in bands today, especially since trends go so fast, and disposable heroes are a dime a dozen”
Mortal Music quickly signed the band and King began working on songs with them to add to thier new album. Shortly thereafter, Lock 13 hunkered down at Bieler Brothers Studio with producer Tadpole (Disturbed, 3 Doors Down, Plain White T’s). The album was then mixed by Ulrich Wild (Pantera, White Zombie, Deftones, Seether), and the results are sure to catch the ear of admirers of rock/metal fans, as evidenced by such standout tracks as “Can You” and “Faded.”
The band has built a solid fan base in the south and has toured as far as Chicago and Los Angeles to spread their music. Having performed with the likes of breaking Breaking Benjamin, Shinedown, and 3 Doors Down, the band plans to hit the road in support of the new release with dates to be announced soon.
Check out the song clip, “Tomorrow” below!
Swedish Hardrockers BONES OF FREEDOM have just released their full lenght album “World Domination 1″ through Spook Records. This CD is the follow up from their critically acclaimed 2008 debut E.P “Butterfly”. Both releases have been self financed by the band, recorded and produced at Studio Hardrock Gothenburg and released through Spook Records, Lossiemouth, Scotland.
World Domination is the theme (don’t mention concept) of the album, rather than the bands manifesto and boasts 13 tracks covering subjects that dominate our world today. Themes include Love, Sex, Money, Greed, Reality TV, Global Warming,Myths & Legends, History and Religion.
The four elements of the band blend their varied influences and give them time to distil in order to produce a pure, ballsy, soulful classic rock sound with attitude that at times manages to sound contemporary yet also contains hints of their hippie psychedelic leanings and plays like a soundtrack to their 70’s childhoods. World Domination 1 is available in CD format via mail order online at www.myspace.com/bonesoffreedom & www.spookrecords.co.uk. World Domination 1 is also available to download through iTunes worldwide.
TRACK LISTING FOR WORLD DOMINATION 1 : LOUD AND PROUD
SAVE MY SOUL
BULLETBOYS has completed the first leg of their Road To Nowhere Tour dubbed Summer Rockfest with Faster Pussycat and the Bang Tango All Star Jam plus Sister Sin. Overall, the tour was a success and the bands headed home for a well deserved break.
On a side note; Drummer Ryche Green was rushed to the ER upon returning home. Ryche became very ill while on tour and has since been diagnosed with a severe case of pneumonia. Ryche has been confined to ICU in a breathing tent. Ryche carried on playing night after night while ill until he could no longer function. We wish Ryche a speedy recovery. Consequently the show for Sept 5th at Club Skye in AZ was cancelled and rescheduled for Halloween Eve Oct 31, 2009.
The BULLETBOYS as well as Chavis Records and 3SIXT Entertainment would like to thank Taime and the Pussies for a great tour. We would also like to thank the techs and sound engineer for all their hard work. The camaraderie between the bands and crew was superb to say the least.
Current plans for BULLETBOYS to head out on Leg II of Road To Nowhere Tour will be announced in the coming weeks.
Frontiers Records proudly announces the release of WINGER’s fifth studio album entitled “Karma” on October 16th in Europe and October 27th in the USA.
WINGER reunited after more than a decade in 2006 for the release of the successful come back album entitled “IV” a record that pushed forward the boundaries of WINGER classic sound to new heights. Dealing with the concept of the military life and what it was like to be a soldier, from a soldier’s perspective, leaving politics at the door. “After Winger IV we toured the United States, Europe, Australia and Japan during which made a live record” says Kip Winger. “When the chance came up to do a new Winger record, I envisioned a upbeat totally rocking record that was a cross between the 1st Winger album and Pull. So Reb and I sat down and wrote all the music in a month or so. I worked for 6 months to finish it in the classic Winger style”.
The result is an amazing new record where the four band members: Kip Winger (bass and vocals), Reb Beach (guitars now also in Whitesnake), Rod Morgenstein and John Roth shine with an incredible instrumental and vocal prowess at the service of superb Hard Rock songs but with an uncanny sense of melody. The title itself “Karma” represents Winger completing its full musical circle as Kip Winger explains “We were discussing the very interesting path the band has had and we have all been through so much together. So we went for “Karma” as this is a word that truly sums up the experience of being in the band”.
WINGER debut album in 1988 on Atlantic achieved platinum status in the United States, and gold in Japan and Canada sporting such hits as “Madalaine“, “Seventeen” and “Headed For A Heartbreak“. In 1990, the band was nominated for an American Music Award for “Best New Heavy Metal Band”. Shortly after, WINGER released its second album “In the Heart of the Young“, which went platinum in the U.S. and gold in Japan. The album included WINGER’s biggest hit “Miles Away“, who topped at #12 of Billboard charts in the USA. Their third and last studio album, “Pull“, was recorded in 1992/93 as a three-piece band, following the original keyboard / guitar player Paul Taylor’s departure. Produced by Mike Shipley, on the following tour John Roth was called in to replace Paul Taylor.
“Usually Winger fans don’t “expect” anything because they know we do what we feel like doing artistically” explains Kip. “It is not a commercially driven band. I can say that the songs are very upbeat”. Reb Beach adds: “It’s a very up-tempo riff driven rocking record. It has the elements of vintage Winger from ‘89 but has the blood, sweat and tears of years 20 years of writing, recording and touring!”
“Karma” will be released with the first pressing in limited digipak edition and includes the following songs:
Deal With The Devil; Stone Cold Killer; Big World Away; Come A Little Closer; Pull Me Under; Supernova; Always Within Me; Feeding Frenzy; After All This Time; Witness; First Ending (Bonus Track). Also included there will be an Electronic Press Kit, with footage filmed in the studio during the recording sessions, that is playable on all computers as an interactive bonus.
Winger also announced their forthcoming European tour in support to the new album’s release
20-Nov ITALY – Roma, Crossroads
21-Nov ITALY – Pinarella di Cervia (RA), Rock Planet
22-Nov ITALY – Pavia, Thunder Road
24-Nov FRANCE – Paris, Maroquinerie
25-Nov BELGIUM – Verviers, Spirit of ’66
26-Nov HOLLAND – Weert, Bosuil
27-Nov RUSSIA – Moscow, Plan B
28-Nov RUSSIA – Ufa, Rock Club
30-Nov GREECE – Ioannina, n.a.
1-Dec GREECE – Athens, Gagarin/tbc
3-Dec GREECE – Thessaloniki, n.a.
4-Dec DENMARK – Copenhagen, The Rock
6-Dec POLAND – Warsaw, Progresja
7-Dec CZECH REP. – Prague, Exit/tbc
8-Dec AUSTRIA – Wien, tbc
9-Dec HUNGARY – Budapest, A38
11-Dec SWITZERLAND Worblaufen, Tibis
12-Dec SPAIN Madrid, Ritmo y Compas
More dates will follow in 2010 in Europe, USA and elsewhere !
Fozzy the band featuring WWE Wrestling Superstar Chris Jericho and Stuck Mojo mastermind Rich ‘The Duke’ Ward release their 4TH Album ‘Chasing The Grail’ through Riot Entertainment worldwide on January 19TH, 2010.
To celebrate the announcement of the release date Fozzy have launched the first single ‘Martyr No More’ to the public via youtube. The song also features a guest solo from Annihilator guitarist Jeff Waters!
To listen in, just CLICK HERE
The band has also revealed the artwork which was designed by George Lenox.
More on George can be found here
When I was first introduced to the band Carbon 9, the first thing I saw and heard was their cover of Danzig’s “Mother”. I like that tune pretty well, and I thought Carbon 9 butchered a good song. Maybe that wasn’t a fair assessment, but I didn’t want to hear any more songs off of The Bull. I was a little too quick to discount this band, but decided to revisit their CD, at a later time, when I could look at it with a fresh perspective. I am glad I did, because the songs on The Bull are much better than the Danzig cover.
Carbon 9’s sound is a blend of industrial and modern hard rock. At first, I thought they were going to be another Nine Inch Nails clone, but their music might be closer to Dope than NIN.
“My Friend” offers up some cool guitar riffs, and some bass licks that wouldn’t expect to hear from a band of this genre.
“Somebody Like Me” is a heavy rocker has a catchy chorus that should help this song find its way to mainstream rock radio. The title track, “The Bull” is another radio ready rocker, that has some cool synthesizer effects in it. This is a good tune.
After hearing some of the songs on this CD, I understood this band quite a bit more. I have even grown to like their cover of “Mother” that once turned me off of this band.
“Butterflies in My Head”, “This Life” and “I’m Not Broken” are amongst my favorites on this disc as well.
“Tongues” the album closer is a bizarre ending to this disc. The song starts off with random outdoor sounds, and adds tribal beats, Indian chants and more. I am not sure what they were trying to accomplish with this song, but this was not the way to close out this CD.
Overall, I think The Bull is a solid debut effort for Carbon 9. If you like bands like Dope,Disturbed or Soulidium, chances are you will enjoy Carbon 9 as well.
For more information on Carbon 9, check out the band’s myspace page.
You can give the song, “My Friend” a free test drive when you sign up for the band’s mailing list. Worldsound will give you a free download of the song, as well as let you stream songs from The Bull.
1. What It Is We’re Made Of
2. Crawling Over Me
3. My Friend
4. Somebody Like Me
5. The Bull
7. Butterflies in My Head
8. For You
9. This Life
10. Mary Mannequin
11. I’m Not Broken
12. Loving You
13. I’m on My Own
14. Lonely in Love
Carbon 9 is:
Stacey Quinealty – Vocals & Sequencing
Darwin DeVitis – Guitars & Vocals
Matty Milani – Drums
Omar D Brancato- Bass & Vocals
Danny Cistone – Vocalist & Art Director
No one parties like The Donnas and they throw a Sweet Sixteen like no other. Their new album The Donnas Greatest Hits, Vol. 16 (the band’s 8th release) is sixteen tracks of rock bliss, a collection of the classic Donnas songs you love and the new ones you’ll die for. It has three unreleased songs, “We Own the Night”, “She’s Out of Control”, and “Don’t Wanna Break Your Head”.
The Donnas Greatest Hits, Vol. 16, is a comprehensive album featuring a mix of new songs, never-before-heard b-sides, live recordings as well as re-recorded classics, and previously unreleased tracks.
Check out the video clip, “Get Off” below!
You can get a free download of the song, “Perfect Stranger” at this link!Click on the cover above to order now!