The Aussie force to be reckoned with known as Airbourne will be spreading their rock ‘n roll seeds all across the US this Spring, when they embark on a full US tour supporting Bullet For My Valentine.
Airbourne are revved up and raring for another go-round with American audiences, with vocalist/guitarist Joel O’Keeffe saying, “We’re really lookin’ forward to tearin’ it up on US Soil again! This time with No Guts. No Glory., it’s gonna be even more rock ‘n’ roll. It’s been a bloody long time between drinks with you guys and we’ve missed rockin out with you all. See ya out on the road, America!”
Airbourne’s second effort for Roadrunner, No Guts. No Glory., will hit retail shelves on April 20. The current single, ‘No Way But the Hard Way,’ is getting started at radio and is picking up new stations and airplay every week! Key adds include KISW/Seattle, KOMP/Las Vegas, WBUZ/Nashville, KFRQ/McAllen, TX, WQXA/Harrisburg, WRTT/Huntsville, WDHA/Morristown, NJ, WKLC/Charleston, WMMR/Philadelphia, Sirius/Octane and Music Choice.
The band recently laid a hurtin’ on Canada and claimed the country’s love during a tour with Mötley Crüe earlier this year. The band is presently in the Top 10 of Canada’s Active Rock Mediabase Charts.
Also, the band is headlining shows in Europe, many of which are sold out, before they head back to the US.
North American tour dates are as follows:
April 30, 2010 – The Palladium – Worchester, MA
May 2, 2010 – Ram’s Head Live – Baltimore, MD
May 4, 2010 – Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA
May 5, 2010 – Rocketown – Nashville, TN
May 7, 2010 – House of Blues (Dallas) – Dallas, TX
May 9, 2010 – Cain’s Ballroom – Tulsa, OK
May 11, 2010 – Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ
May 12, 2010 – House of Blues (Las Vegas) – Las Vegas, NV
May 14, 2010 – The Grove of Anaheim – Anaheim, CA
May 16, 2010 – Regency Center Grand Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
May 18, 2010 – The Great Salt Air – Magna, UT
May 19, 2010 – Gothic Theatre – Denver, CO
May 21, 2010 – The Pageant – St Louis, MO
May 22, 2010 – Riviera Theater – Chicago, IL
May 25, 2010 – Rave Ballroom – Milwaukee, WI
May 26, 2010 – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
May 28, 2010 – The Orbit Room – Grand Rapids, MI
May 30, 2010 – The Fillmore Detroit – Detroit, MI
“TAKE US ALIVE” WILL BE RELEASED APRIL 23rd IN EUROPE & MAY 4TH IN THE USA
EXTREME is releasing their ‘Take Us Alive’ live CD and DVD on Frontiers Records world-wide April 23rd in Europe & May 4th In USA. In 2008, following a 13 year hiatus, the band returned to the stage for their ‘Take Us Alive’ world tour, which encompassed 75 cities and multiple continents in support of their new and groundbreaking record, Saudades de Rock.
This recording captures EXTREME at the peak of their game with a renewed enthusiasm led by Gary Cherone’s spellbinding stage performance and powerful vocals, Nuno Bettencourt’s ferocious guitar, Pat Badger’s flawless bass and Kevin Figueiredo’s pounding drums not to mention the Extreme trademark, spot on, back up vocals.
This brilliant performance was recorded on the last night of their tour at the House of Blues August 8, 2009 in EXTREME’s hometown of Boston, MA . “We wanted to do something really special for our hometown fans that were there for us since the beginning… the club days,” states Nuno. “It was the last night of the tour and we couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than by bringing it back to where it all started… Boston.”
The concert showcases material from all 5 EXTREME albums and exhibits the bands broad stylistic abilities. Features include a blistering rendition of the Zeppelin-minded “Comfortably Dumb,” the scorching “Play With Me,” the funked-up “Cupid’s Dead” as well as the anthemic “Get The Funk Out.” Songs like their #1 hit “More Than Words” and the top 5 “Hole Hearted,” highlight the crowds enthusiasm and loyal support their fan base has had for this beloved foursome. “As much as we enjoy recording, for me, I’ve always loved playing live for the fans,” Cherone says. “We couldn’t wait to get out there and play for our fans.”
The DVD will contain 4 unreleased bonus videos from their latest record Saudades de Rock. Videos include the songs “King of the Ladies”, “Interface”, “Run” and “Ghost.” The videos were produced by Nuno Bettencourt. “This DVD/CD is a culmination of all the years we played together and the chemistry the four of us put out live,” explains Bettencourt.
Concert Track Listing
Decadence Dance, Comfortably Dumb, Rest in Peace, It (‘s a Monster), Star, Tell me Something I Don’t Know, Medley – Kid Ego – Little Girls -Teachers Pet, Play With Me, Midnight Express, More Than Words, Ghost, Cupid’s Dead, Take us Alive, Flight of the Wounded Bumblebee, Get the Funk Out, Am I Ever Gonna Change, Hole Hearted.
Bonus Music Videos (DVD only)
King of the Ladies, Interface, Run, Ghost
To date, the Grammy-nominated EXTREME have released five albums, plus a greatest hits set—selling over 10 million records worldwide. They also achieved a #1 hit single, “More Than Words”—from their 1990 multi-platinum album Extreme II: Pornograffitti—on the Billboard Hot 100, which they followed with the Top Five “Hole Hearted.” Although these two acoustic hits brought the band great mainstream success, the band’s trademark sound has always been more a mix of hard rock funk—fueled by guitar virtuoso Nuno Bettencourt’s signature style, Gary Cherone’s resonant vocals and socially conscious lyrics, Pat Badger’s rock solid bass, and the hard hitting Kevin Figueiredo on drums.
The Independent Music Awards (IMA) program in USA selected the new Eldorado album as one of the five best hard rock albums of the year 2009. The recognition to the band now comes from Australia, from the MusicOZ awards. These awards are mainly centered in Australian bands, where the bands compete in different categories: rock, pop, jazz etc. Nevertheless, the Musicoz awards have a category for international bands and Eldorado song “The House of the 7 Smokestacks” is finalist as best international song.
Jesús: ”this is one of the first songs we composed for our new album. When we played it in our gigs the people connected incredibly with the song and we decided that “The House of the 7 Smokestacks” would be the first single of our new album. And we were right!
To receive this recognition from these different and reputed sources is very motivating as an artist, it pushes us to continue with enthusiasm and energy”
OVERKILL - with 15 studio and a few live albums released by Overkill since their 1985 Feel The Fire debut, these Thrash Metal legends originating from New Jersey, have unleashed their newest Metal carnage among the masses… IRONBOUND. Released on February 9, 2010 on E1 Music, Ironbound could very well be Overkill’s finest album to date. Judging from the speed and thrashtastic riffage, leads and solo’s of Dave Linsk and Derek Tailer, frenetic drumming of Ron Lipnicki, empowering bass grooves from DD Verni and of course, the trademark, hardened and vicious vocals of Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth, to walk away from Ironbound feeling Thrash fulfilled is a Metal understatement. The two opening songs – “The Green And Black” and “Ironbound” are how Thrash Metal albums are supposed to begin… like decisive missile strikes and extremely Metal monumental.
“Ironbound” just sounds as if DD and “Blitz” decided to not just remind the world they are Thrash Metal originators and icons, they have also pronounced and engraved their loyalty to a genre they helped create. “The Green And Black” offers such a diverse song structure, with it’s near epic length of over 8 minutes. “Endless War” capitalizes on the combination of lyrical imagery, (a soldiers dread, suffering and anguish of dying) and blazingly brilliant, Thrash musicianship. The sinister acoustic intro to “The Goal Is Your Soul”, only accentuates the impending Thrash heaviness that is to follow. This song’s message can/may be interpreted: reap what you sow by your actions/words and knowing one can lose their soul to damnation and the dark unknown, despite life’s blessings being fulfilled or not. This is Overkill’s reality check… as only they can deliver it.
“The Head And Heart” is emblematic of what Overkill’s Thrash Metal makeup is all about. A dark lined intro that submerges your ears into the Thrash assault of heavy and fast grooves with the punctuated vocals of “Blitz” that come across with hellish and angst ridden conviction. The more times I delve my senses into Ironbound, the more I become convinced of Overkill’s allegiance to the foundation of Thrash Metal. Overkill reaches into their underground roots if you will, which is conveyed by them with dominance in their playing, energy, spirit, sound and feel of Ironbound.
Metal truth be told, this is probably the first Overkill album ever, where I have been highly enticed by deciphering the lyrics! This is not to say Overkill never possessed smart, entertaining or attention grabbing lyrics in their past albums. Ironbound just carries with it, an increased intellectual approach to it’s lyrical messages, in my Metal opinion. DD and “Blitz” seemed to turn it up a notch with their lyrics and song writing and this entire Overkill unit has obviously approached this Ironbound album with a type of new found Thrash epiphany.
Lyrical meanings aside, Ironbound is equal to or more explosive, heavy, fast and mean as any Thrash album in Overkill’s iconic catalog. If Overkill were ever be remembered as Metal martyrs, they would be for the Thrash Metal cause they have valiantly forged, with blue collar blood, sweat and muscle for over 25 years. Overkill carrying and waving the flag of Thrash Metal, spanning across decades, is not something I or countless others can ignore. This Overkill lineup has cast their finest album together, Ironbound is a new Overkill Thrash Metal classic, proving once again, this band has not abandoned the Thrash Metal cause, their fans or themselves.
Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth – Vocals
D.D. Verni – Bass, Backing Vocals
Derek “The Skull” Tailer – Rhythm Guitars, Backing Vocals
Ron Lipnicki – Drums
Dave Linsk – Lead and Rhythm Guitars