THE ART OF MALICE To Release May 11th on 60 Cycle Hum/Rocket Science Ventures
Featuring ACE FREHLEY’s Classic Track FRACTURED MIRROR – ALA J5
“John 5 is hands down one of the most mind blowing guitarists around.”- Slash
“John 5 is an underrated guitar GIANT.” – Steve Vai
THE ART OF MALICE is John 5’s 5th album to date and will be released May 11th on 60 Cycle Hum/Rocket Science Ventures.
THE ART OF MALICE exhibits John 5’s incredible diversity as a writer and guitarist pulling from the pages of his life. “It is a completely different vibe than my other albums,” explains John 5. “The title is derived from the saying “kill then with kindness” like taking a good approach to still obtain a dark result.”
The album also further showcases him to be one of the most technically advanced guitarists in the business today. Fans of driving rhythms and ear-catching, over the top, guitar work will keep this in their CD player for months on end. This album has everything that the fans come to expect, chicken pickin, shred, metal and Spanish guitar. The song titles vary as vignettes into John 5’s life, such as the title JW which are John 5’s initials and what his father had called him growing up. Ya Dig comes from working with the master or front-men David Lee Roth and also features Billy Sheehan on bass – “That is Dave’s saying and it fits the music.”
John 5 has created a worldwide following as a widely respected guitarist with such platinum artists as Marilyn Manson, David Lee Roth, and Rob Halford and currently Rob Zombie. John 5 has taken his notoriety to the next level with his solo masterpieces that many guitar fans described as “the guitar playing of the new millennium”. John 5’s eclectic influences combine for a truly unique guitar oriented record that once again sets new standards in the genre.
Pre-order THE ART OF MALICE here: http://astore.amazon.com/hardrocom0b-20/detail/B003CUP8W0
Miss America In Stores June 8th
In anticipation of their upcoming sophomore release Miss America, Saving Abel are giving away an acoustic version of a new track for their fans. Sex Is Good, an acoustic ode to a talented partner, is available as a free download at Savingabel.com, and their MySpace page. The original version of the song will appear on Miss America due out on June 8th.
Break out the Aquanet, squeeze into your spandex, and join us for Hard Rock Hideout Radio’s “Big Hair Extravaganza” tonight!
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TRIUMPH, the legendary Canadian Hard Rock trio formed by Gil Moore (drums and vocals), Mike Levine (bass and keyboards) and Rik Emmett (guitars and vocals) are releasing in Europe on Frontiers Records the newest Greatest Hits compilation package on CD and DVD appropriately titled “Greatest Hits Remixed”.
The two-disc set, which will be in the shops on May 14th, includes a hit-laden 14 track cd, which was remixed by Rich Chycki (Aerosmith, Rush), giving the songs an incredible sonic wallop. A previously unreleased recording of “Love Hurts” will be the new lead single.
The DVD features eleven promo and live videos in widescreen filmed over Triumph’s career, as well five bonus features, including 3 more unreleased videos (“Child of the City,” “Blinding Light Show” and “Love Hurts”) and footage of Triumph’s induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 2008.
“We have been planning this release forever,” says Mike Levine. “For years, Triumph fans have been demanding that we give them a fresh greatest hits package and they are going to love this one.”
The 6-panel digipak will also include a 20 pages full colour booklet, complete with liner notes, lyrics, credits and chockfull of vintage photos and will most certainly be a hit with Triumph’s consistent legion of fans.
Triumph pushed the limits of Arena Rock to the max with their legendary live shows and virtuoso playing. Add to it some of the most recognizable and celebrated radio classics (“Lay it on the Line”, “Hold On”, “Fight the Good Fight” and “Magic Power”), a vault full of gold and platinum sales awards for their ten studio albums and there you have one of the most successful rock acts of the 1970‘s/1980’s!
And now, fans both new and old will have the opportunity to discover/re-discover Triumph, with the all killer/no filler ‘Greatest Hits Remixed.’
Frontiers looks forward to work with Triumph and plans more surprises for the fans of this amazing band !
“Greatest Hits Remixed” includes
CD: Allied Forces; Lay it on the Line; Follow Your Heart; Magic Power; I Live For the Weekend; Hold On; Just One Night; Fight the Good Fight; Spellbound; Never Surrender; Lights Go Down; Somebody’s Out There; Rock and Roll Machine; Love Hurts.
DVD: Follow Your Heart; Lay It On the Line; Spellbound; Magic Power; Lights Go Down; Hold On; Just One Night; Somebody’s Out There; Allied Forces; Never Surrender; Never Say Never.
Bonus Video: Child of the City (with Phil X on guitar); Blinding Light Show (Bootleg: Filmed on Fan Cam); Love Hurts.
DVD Specs : Mix 2.0/5.1 / Screen 16:9 / Format NTSC Region free
Gil Moore: drums and vocals
Mike Levine: bass and keyboards
Rik Emmett: guitar and vocals (except where noted)
Dates are as follows:
10 April – Milton Keynes Pitz (supporting The Union)
11 April – Leeds Rios (supporting The Union)
13 April – Newcastle Cluny (supporting The Union)
14 April – Glasgow King Tuts (supporting The Union)
15 April – Manchester Academy 3 (supporting The Union)
18 April – Oxford O2 Academy (supporting The Union)
19 April – Bristol O2 Academy 2 (supporting The Union)
To buy tickets for these shows, click the individual links above or visit The Official Voodoo Six Ticketline at www.crowdsurge.com/voodoosix
22 April – Workington Carnegie (supporting UFO)
23 April – Middlesbrough Town Hall (supporting UFO)
To buy tickets for the UFO datess click the show link above to go to the venue website.
2010 marks the end of a long and awesome career for the Scorpions. The band is preparing a multi-year farewell tour, and has returned with the seventeenth and final studio album of their long and storied career. The Scorpions has been saying for months that Sting in The Tail is a return to their classic sound, and I would have to agree. 2010 has been another great year for hard rock, and even with some stout competition Sting in The Tail is going to find its way on a lot of top ten lists at the end of the year.
Klaus Meine sings his ass of on this CD, and still sounds amazing. Rudolf Schenker and Matthias Jabs cut loose often, and dish out some tasty guitar riffs that classic Scorpions fans are sure to love.
If you have listened to Hard Rock Hideout radio over the last few weeks, you have heard the first single “Raised on Rock”. This song is so good, it has made me anticipate the release of Sting In The Tail even more.
In my opinion, the title track “Sting In The Tail” is one of the weaker cuts on this album. The music is good, and this song does a good job at keeping the pace going, but there is something odd about it that I can’t put my finger on.
“Slave Me” on the other hand, is damn near perfect. I love this tune.
“The Good Die Young” features a duet with former Nightwish singer Tarja Turunen. If this song doesn’t get tons of radio play for the Scorpions, there is something seriously with a whole lot of DJ’s out there. This song is awesome!
James Kottak dishes out some killer drum work on the rocker “No Limit”. Klaus Meine pulls off some screams that I didn’t think he had left in him. This song gets better every time I listen to it.
If “Rockzone” doesn’t have you throwing your metal horns in the air, nothing will. This is one of the heavier songs that the Scorpions have done in quite some time. “Rockzone” flat out rocks! I love this!!!
If I would have changed anything on this CD, I would have added one more rocker to the mix. Three ballads are a bit much, even if they are quite good.
Did the Scorpions save their best release for their last one? Absolutely not. Sting in the Tail is however a damn fine release, and one of the stronger efforts by the Scorpions. If Sting in The Tail is truly the Swan Song for the Scorpions, then the band can retire knowing they gave their best effort for their final disc. That is all this fan can ask! While I am sad to see the Scorpions retire, I am going to enjoy Sting In The Tail for many years to come.
You can grab a copy of Sting In The Tail for only $7.99 this week at this link!! Don’t miss this!
The Scorpions are:
Klaus Meine – Lead vocals
Matthias Jabs – Lead guitar, Backing vocals
Rudolf Schenker – Rhythm guitar, Backing vocals
Paweł Mąciwoda – Bass, Backing vocals
James Kottak – Drums, Percussion
Check out the latest video from OTEP, “Rise Rebel Resist” below. This song is from OTEP’s album Smash the Control Machine. Like the song? You can buy the CD at this link.
Los Angeles metallers FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH travelled to Iraq at the end of February to perform a handful of shows for U.S. troops. This tour was the band’s first visit to Iraq.
“There’s not enough people in America that are exposed to what really goes on over here, how hard the troops are working for us and our side,” FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH singer Ivan Moody said during an interview that was conducted in Iraq. “We just wanted to come over here and give them a piece of life.
We know that it becomes monotonous out here it’s a seven-day-a-week job and we really wanted to break it up and make them feel human, and I hope that we gave them that.
We’ve spent a lot of hard time on the road, as well as you guys have earning the freedom that we have. It’s the least we can do.”
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH released a new single, “No One Gets Left Behind”, in the U.K. on March 8 via Spinefarm Records.
Taken from the band’s latest/second album, “War Is The Answer”, and with studio track “Undone” included as a bonus, the single is available on seven-inch colored vinyl (a limited, hand-numbered pressing) and as a download with a digital booklet.
The artwork for both formats features photos sent to the group by fans currently serving in the U.S. military specifically from Heavy Marine Helicopter Squadron 462.
Since the release of the debut FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH album, “The Way Of The Fist”, back in 2007, the band has gained increasing support from U.S. troops on active service, as a result of which their “Death Squad” motif now regularly features on combat vehicles and choppers along with the “No One Gets Left Behind” call to arms.
MASTERPLAN have just reunited with original singer Jorn Lande and has finished the recordings for their new album “Time To Be King”, that will be released on May 21st.
The new single has been unveiled: “Far From The End Of The World” will be released on April 16th to give a first impression of the new album “Time To Be King”.
“Far From the End of the World” is an advance Collector’s Item Limited Edition EP Release from AFM Records Germany!! This advance release features a different mixing and master of three tracks by Roland Grapow and includes teh bonus track “Lonely Winds of War” which will NOT be available on the full length CD, “Time To Be King”.
You can pre-order the new Masterplan CD “Time To Be King” as well as the EP, “Far From The End of the World” via CD Inzane!
If you are a fan of Roland Grapow, or Jorn Lande, order this now! This limited edition EP will sell out!
SNEW is back with their sophomore effort, “What Do We Want’, due March 30th. Check out the new clip “Feedback & Distortion” below. To preorder the CD, please visit this link.
MUTINY WITHIN – New Jersey has bred once again, a heavy band that might one day become a household name… and why shouldn’t Mutiny Within attain such status? Anything is possible in the world of Hard & Heavy Music, it’s quality and perseverance that wins out in the end. Thus far, Mutiny Within has proved to my ears, the quality in their slim lined Progressiveness, that they have fused within their Melodic Metalcore. On their debut and self titled album, (released February 23, 2010 on Roadrunner Records), Mutiny Within does take a couple of chances as a band, these chances are: 1: lead vocalist Chris Clancy pronounces the lyrics with surprisingly cool eloquence and 2: there exists the atmospheric and space filled keyboards manned by Drew Stavola.
These two musical characteristics of Mutiny Within are not a rarity in Heavy Metal, rather they are a tad uncommon in Metalcore as a whole. I find both of these attributes to be of significant strengths for Mutiny Within, almost like a breath of fresh Melodic Metalcore air. As technically astute as they are melodic, this band of 6 musicians, almost sound as if they have a couple of polished studio albums under their belts already. I’m not trying to ring the Metal bell here, stating we are welcoming in the next Queensryche or Dream Theater… what Mutiny Within represents to me, is an eclectic mix of Metal styles that are woven together with relevancy, talent and wit.
Awake embarks lyrically on an emotional journey of sorrow, colliding with new found hope. Awake is a definitive and standout “hit” from Mutiny Within. Images encapsulates the harmonious vocals complimented by vocal growling, amidst the progressive keyboards and searing dual guitars. Year Of Affliction begins with a tremendous up tempo, subsiding to subtle keys and then erupting into a volcanic overflow of heaviness, while never losing sight of melodic layering. Lethean without doubt in my ears and mind, scorches like there is no tomorrow, thanks in part to the guitar duo of Daniel Bage and Brandon Jacobs. The exchanging leads and solos are above impressive on Lethean, proving to me that these young guitarists want to make a career out of this.
Only one song hits the 4 minute mark on Mutiny Within which is Suffocate, proving that flirting with progressiveness doesn’t equate to elongated material. Suffocate delves lyrically into a self-psychoanalytical battlefield, a song that can be open to interpretation and to be digested numerous times… this song is that heavily good. Reflections is the album closer, fortified with all the musical elements that Mutiny Within has so fantastically elevated, throughout the other ten songs.
Bill Fore on drums is ever relentless throughout each song, with Andrew Jacobs keeping the pounding rhythmic pace flowing, at every twist and turn. Daniel Bage and Brandon Jacobs can and easily do steal the show during these songs on Mutiny Within, proving convincingly that heavy and melodic really coexist. Has Mutiny Within truly broken any new ground in the world of Metal Music here? Not necessarily, yet how many bands really do nowadays? What Mutiny Within has done here, is weaved through the textured world of progressive music while not letting go of any heavy and fast styles. Add a melodic mindset as the bookends to their songs and it only makes Mutiny Within that much more appealing, so much in fact, I look forward to their 25th anniversary reissue of their debut album… down the Metal road.
You can get this CD for only $5.00. Please visit Mutiny Within’s myspace page to find out how.
- Falling Forever
- Year Of Affliction
Mutiny Within is:
Chris Clancy – Vocals
Brandon Jacobs – Lead Guitar
Dan Bage – Rhythm Guitar
Andrew Jacobs – Bass, Backing Vocals
Bill Fore – Drums
Andrew Stavola – Keyboards
The Donnas have a song available as a free download from Amazon.com. Get “Are You Gonna Move It For Me” at this link.
You can check out the live version of the song in the clip below.
Preorder your copy of the new Jackyl album – WHEN MOONSHINE AND DYNAMITE COLLIDE – and get an autographed copy, a couple of Jackyl guitar picks, and a personal thank you call from one of the guys in the band! (Available for a limited time only)
The album will be in stores on May 4, 2010 and your copy will be mailed to you to arrive around the same time.
Also available is an exclusive “When Moonshine And Dynamite Collide” album cover teeshirt. Not available anywhere else, you can add the tee to your order for only $10 more.
1) Loads Of Fun
2) I Can’t Stop
3) She’s Not A Drug
4) My Moonshine Kicks Your Cocaine’s Ass
5) Get Mad At It
6) The Overflow Of Love
7) When Moonshine And Dynamite Collide
8) Just Like A Negro
9) Deeper In Darkness
10) Freight Train
11) Mercedes Benz
12) Full Throttle
This Pre-order is available through the Jackyl website, at this link.
The Legend is back. Hot News about their exclusive first warm-up gigs and their brand new album.
Late summer 2009, a message from Nashville spread all over the internet and triggered of heated discussion. ACCEPT is back! The exceptional hard rock band from Germany announced that they are currently working on their first studio album since 15 years. There is no denying that this band is the hottest topic in the heavy metal scene now. The media as well as the fans are awaiting the new album with utmost anticipation. Before the album hits record stores all over the world, the band will surprise their die hard fans with a very special Warm-Up Tour. The Fans waited long but now ACCEPT is back in the spotlight. Since their concert at the Gramercy Theatre in ….New York City…. is nearly sold out, the band decided to add a few more shows to their already tight schedule. Fans can look forward to very intimate and unique performances in carefully handpicked venues in various European cities.
After a decade-long absence, ACCEPT wants to make this a special “thank you” to its European fans, who will be able to attend specially arranged meet-and-greet sessions at each of these shows. In addition, the band will be available for autograph sessions, photo opportunities and interviews during this short trek…..
Confirmed dates so far as follows:
08. Mai – Gramercy Theater – ….New York City
11. Mai – Forum Palace – Vilnius, Latvia
14. Mai – B1 Maximum – ….Moscow.., ..Russia
15. Mai – DK Lensoveta Theater – St. Petersburg, Russia
18. Mai – Virgin Oil. Co. – ….Helsinki…., Finnland
20. Mai – Debaser Slussen – Stockholm, Sweden
22. Mai – Rock Hard Festival – ….Gelsenkirchen.., ..Germany
23. Mai – De Pul – ….Uden.., ..Netherlands
24. Mai – Le Bataclan – ….Paris.., ..France
26. Mai – Islington O2 Academy – ….London.., ..UK
Rumours about above-mentioned shows spread fast all over the internet. The fans simply couldn’t wait to see their idols back on stage again, especially now with their new vocalist Mark Tornillo (ex- TT Quick).
Due to the band’s very tight schedule, there will only be one gig per country – except for ….Russia….. However, preparations for a big world tour, that will follow the album release, have already started.
“We can’t wait to go out and play again,” said bassist Peter Baltes. “Just because [former ACCEPT singer] Udo Dirkschneider isn’t available to take part in the reunion doesn’t mean we’ll have to sit idle any longer. We feel Mark is the perfect fit. Mark is an experienced veteran singer who is aware of the ACCEPT legacy and his voice fits the sound of ACCEPT perfectly.”
For guitarist Wolf Hoffmann, the decision to hire Mark was an easy one: “The decision to add him to our band was made immediately. It all happened in minutes. Peter [Baltes] and I were working on some songs in a studio in ….New Jersey….. Suddenly somebody suggested to give this guy a call and to invite him to join us – just for fun. The minute Mark began performing our songs we knew that we had found our new vocalist. This will be a new chapter in the career of ACCEPT. Now or never… We are re-energized and excited.”
Mark Tornillo was the vocalist of TT Quick, a popular club band during the 1980s in the ..New York.. and ….New Jersey…. area.
In this new constellation, ACCEPT recently finished the recording of their brand new album “Blood Of Nations” in the Backstage Studio in Derbyshire, UK. Acclaimed British producer and SABBAT guitarist Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, EXODUS, ARCH ENEMY, NEVERMORE) was also involved in the recordings. The CD will include around 14 tracks and be released before the summer via an as-yet-undetermined record label. Song titles set to appear on the CD include “The Abyss”, “Shades Of Death”, “Blood Of Nations”, “Pandemic” and “Teutonic Terror”.
In December the website Blabbermouth.com published exclusive behind–the–scenes footage of the recording sessions of Blood Of Nations. The clip runs about 6 minutes and a half and also includes snippets from interviews with Sneap and various ACCEPT band members. To watch the video use below-mentioned link.
ACCEPT 2010 is:
Wolf Hoffman – guitar
Peter Baltes – bass
Herman Frank – Guitar
Mark Tornillo – vocals
Stefan Schwarzmann – drums
ACCEPT – exclusive video footage interviews:
ACCEPT at VH1’s That Metal Show:….
Further information about ACCEPT:
Soil is giving away a free download of their song, “Like It Is” over at the AOL Radio Blog. Grab it at this link!
Check out the official cover art and track listing for Stone Temple Pilot’s upcoming self-titled studio album in stores on May 25th!
Album artwork by Shepard Fairey (Obey Fame)
Between The Lines
Take A Load Off
Dare If You Dare
Fast As I Can
First Kiss On Mars
Atlantic recording group STONE TEMPLE PILOTS has announced the upcoming release of their hugely anticipated self-titled studio album “STONE TEMPLE PILOTS.” This will be the first studio release since 2001’s certified gold “Shangri-La Dee Da.” The new album – which will be released on MAY 25th – will render the magic that has established the band as a dominate force in the rock scene for the past two decades, featuring tracks that original bassist, guitarist and vocalist, Robert DeLeo recently admitted to SPIN magazine as musically reminiscent of “Paul Revere and the Raiders” driven by the sound of the sixties.
STP kicked off their North American tour with a special SXSW showcase at famed Austin Music Hall on March 18th. See below/attached for more information, tour details and press tools. (Album artwork by Shepard Fairy; photo credit: Chapman Baehler.)
Stone Temple Pilots comprises all four original band members:
Scott Weiland – lead vocals | Robert DeLeo – bass, guitar, vocals
Deab DeLeo – guitar | Eric Kretz – drums, percussion
n Earned 15 top 10 singles (six of which were #1)
n Sold over 35 million albums worldwide
n Multiple Grammy nominations and win for “Best Hard Rock Performance” for Plush
n Winner of two American Music Awards, one Billboard Music Award, two Billboard Video Awards, and an MTV Video Music Award
STONE TEMPLE PILOTS
On Tour 2010
18 Austin, TX Austin Music Hall – SXSW
19 Bossier City, LA Horseshoe Casino
20 Thackerville, OK WinStar Casino
22 Kansas City, MO Midland Theatre
24 Sioux City, IA Tyson Events Centre
26 Milwaukee, WI Eagles Ballroom
27 Chicago, IL Riviera Theatre
30 Louisville, KY Palace Theater
31 Detroit, MI Fillmore
23 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
The 69 Eyes song, “Dead Girls are Easy” is available as a free download at this link. This is the from the album, Back In Blood.
You can check out the song, in the video clip below!
Someone forgot to tell the Canadian metal band Cauldron that the New Wave of British Heavy Metal took place 30 years ago. Nonetheless, this three-piece band from Toronto has a sound more a kin to the early eighties than the bands of today, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
It amazes me what a three-man band can do these days. I am seeing a trend with more and more bands are starting out as a trio. Cauldron’s sound is pretty fat for a three-piece outfit. Chained to the Nite is filled with chugging guitar riffs, solid bass work and some drumming that would make most metal bands proud. With that being said, Cauldron is not without issues. Jason Decay’s voice is on the weak side. His voice is not powerful enough to drive the songs home. When the music is this good, it would be helpful if Cauldron had a voice that gave the music a longer lasting impression. A few metal screams, or more emphasis on the lyrics would have made the songs on Chained in the Nite a lot more interesting.
There are a few noteworthy moments on this CD including “Chained Up In Chains”, “Dreams Die Young”.
The album closes with a pretty cool cover of Black N’ Blue’s “Chains Around Heaven”, which was a nice surprise. My copy of this CD came with a bonus disc with two extra songs, “The Striker Strikes” and “Restless”. I think the song “The Striker Strikes” should have been used as one of the main tracks on the CD. It is better than most of the songs on Chained to the Nite. It has an early Iron Maiden like feel to it. “Restless” is kind of catchy and is a decent tune as well.
Chained To the Nite shows a band that has not yet achieved metal perfection. This Cauldron is bubbling over with the murky soup of potential.
Check them out on myspace, at this link.
1. Young And Hungry
2. Conjure The Mass
3. Chained Up In Chains
4. The Leaven / Fermenting Enchantress
5. Dreams Die Young
6. Bound To The Stake
7. Witch Trail
8. Midnite Hour
9. Chains Around Heaven
10. The Striker Strikes
Jason Decay – Bass & Vocals
Ian Chains – Guitars
Steel Rider – Drums
Purchase any item from the AC/DC: Iron Man 2 store before its release on April 19th and you will automatically be entered to win* a signed guitar from AC/DC.
Special Bonus: All pre-orders will include a numbered AC/DC: Iron Man 2 lithograph, pictured here. This custom 18″ x 24″ print is only available with purchase from the AC/DC: Iron Man 2 store.
The AC/DC: Iron Man 2 album will be available as CD/DVD, 2LP Vinyl, and Collector’s Edition packages. Be sure to get your pre-order in by then to take advantage of this exclusive offer while supplies last!
-15 Classic AC/DC songs plus over 50 minutes of video including the brand new clip for “Shoot To Thrill” featuring Iron Man 2 footage.
-7 7/8″ x 10 3/4″ foil-stamped 32 page hardcover book featuring liner notes from David Fricke, a foldout AC/DC poster and AC/DC stickers.
-Limited edition reprint of “The Invincible Iron Man” #1 comic book with variant cover by John Romita Jr., and back cover cartoon by Angus Young.
-15 Classic AC/DC songs in a hardcover package with a 32 page booklet featuring liner notes by David Fricke plus 50 minutes of videos.
-15 Classic AC/DC songs pressed in 180 gram vinyl.
Enter To Win Tickets to See AC/DC Live In Vegas on April 9th!
AC/DC is performing in Sin City on April 9th, and now you have multiple chances to win a trip for two to go see them there. Check out the contests and sweepstakes below for info on how to win tickets and make sure to act fast because time is running out. Promotions end on March 25th.
*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO WIN Sweepstakes available for US & Canada Residents Only
If you want to hear the latest hard rock music, that those other FM rock stations will not play, tune into the Hard Rock Hideout Radio show every Wednesday night from 9 PM – 12 A.M. CST (10 P.M. – 1 A.M. EST). The show last night featured new music from Airbourne, Jetboy, RATT, The Scorpions, Armored Saint, Crazy Lixx, Broken Teeth, Wig Wam, Hansel & Falling Red, plus a bunch of cool classics and rare cuts that you will likely hear no where else.
This the Play List for the 3/17/10 edition of Hard Rock Hideout Radio.
Tora Tora – Wild America
Bad Moon Rising – Built for Speed
Cinderella – If You Don’t Like It
Sammy Hagar – Loud
Beautiful Creatures – New Orleans
Tunnel – Blood On The Highway
Little Caeser – Turn My World Around
RATT – Best of Me (New)
Poison – So Tell Me Why
Ted Poley – Heads Up – Look Out Below
Dangerous Toys – Teas’n, Pleas’n
Pariah – Love To Turn You On
Broken Teeth – Twister (New)
Tesla – I Wanna Live (Pick of the Week)
AC/DC – Shake Your Foundation
The Poodles – I Rule the Night
Wig Wam – The Wild One (New)
Reckless Love – Beautiful Bomb (New)
Hammerfall – My Sharona
Hot Leg – You Can’t Hurt Me Any More
Hansel – Rocketship of Love (New)
Warlock – All We Are
Yngwie Malmsteen – Heaven Tonight
Masi – God Promised A Paradise
MSG – Rock ‘Til You’re Crazy
Armored Saint – Get Off The Fence (New)
Bullet – Rambling Man
Airbourne – No Way But The Hard Way (New)
Judas Priest – Livin’ After Midnight
Tesla – Fallin’ Apart (Pick of the Week)
Saliva – Hollywood
Vains of Jenna – Everybody Loves You When Your Dead (New)
Motley Crue – I’m A Liar (And That’s The Truth)
Crash Diet – Generation Wild
Crazy Lixx – 21 ’til I Die (New)
Dirty Penny – If I Were You (I’d Hate Me Too)
Jetboy – Going Down (Above The Clouds) (New)
Falling Red – How You Feel On Me (New)
Gotthard – Nobody’s Home
Scorpions – Raised On Rock (New)
KISS – Never Enough (New)
RATT – Eat Me Up Alive (New)
Black Robot – Baddass (Radio Edit)
L.A. Guns – Nothin’ Better To Do
Tesla – All of Me (Pick of the Week)
Trixter – On The Road Again
The Scream – Young & Dumb
Listen to the live stream each week at www.kacvfm.org, or in Amarillo, Texas on KACV FM 90!
In anticipation of their new album, Diamond Eyes, Deftones recently posted Part 1 of a series of trailers that will eventually unveil the album cover on March 23rd. The band’s newest single, “Diamond Eyes” will also be available for purchase on iTunes the same day. Until then, fans can check out the “Diamond Eyes” soundcloud widget player, which features the single streaming in its entirety.
Diamond Eyes is in-stores everywhere May 18th. Tracklisting is as follows:
01. Diamond Eyes
04. You’ve Seen the Butcher
05. Beauty School
07. Rocket Skates
11. This Place Is Death
Diamond Eyes cover reveal trailer pt. 1
Are you looking for some new rock that stands out from the mediocre metal and has a sound that slaps you awake? Well, look no further, Taking Dawn is the band you seek. Equipped with a talented lead singer in Chris Babbit, who also serves double duty as guitarist, and armed with talented musicians who know how to play their instruments well, Taking Dawn is poised to be the next great hard rock band.
Their debut album, Time To Burn, is a testament to that style of hard and heavy rock. Filled with crushing guitar solos, rhythmic drums, and a lead singer whose voice is powerful and smooth, Time To Burn is one hell of a debut album.
Time To Burn opens with the title track, a fast, hard-hitting rock tune that has a modern Winger vibe and finds lead vocalist Chris Babbit sounding a lot like Kip Winger. That’s not to say Taking Dawn is a Winger-esque band, but the opening track definitely has a Winger sound and feel to it. A solid opener on its own accord, Time To Burn sets the pace for the rest of the album and announces that Taking Dawn hit hard.
“Like A Revolution” keeps the rock going. Babbit and guitarist Mikey Cross show off their skills on this song, which contains some amazing guitar work. The solos are sharp and enjoyable and the heaviness of the song reminds us of why we are fans of hard rock and roll in the first place. “Like A Revolution” is a song that packs a powerful punch.
“So Loud” is a blistering party rocker if ever there was one. While simple in lyrics and melody, the catchy hook and chorus force you to tap your feet and sing along. It’s only a matter of moments before you know the words and are shouting them out loud with a smile on your face and an extra bounce in your step. So Loud reminds us of what fun rock sounds like.
The big ballad of the album (yeah, you knew they had to have one) is “Close Your Eyes”. As far as ballads go, this one is ok. Ballads are not the strength of Taking Dawn, and while every band likes to include one in the hopes it will push them over the top,”Close Your Eyes” is mediocre at best. The band should stick to their strengths, which is fist in your face, hard rock and roll.
The album closes with a cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “The Chain”, and while it’s a huge risk to cover a song so beloved, I give Taking Dawn a lot of credit. Their version of this classic rocker is solid. Opening with a nifty little guitar riff, the song segues right into the classic guitar notes of the original. And while Chris Babbit may not be Lindsey Buckingham and Mikey Cross is certainly not Stevie Nicks, the dark raspy vocals work exceptionally well for this cover tune.
Taking Dawn are a new band that you should definitely be listening to. Armed with heavy rock, talented guitars, and deep, dark vocals that have power and ability, this is a band worth telling your friends about. If you’re a fan of rock and roll and you’ve been waiting for something new and exciting to come around that you could get behind and support, then Taking Dawn is what you’ve been wanting. Time To Burn is available on Roadrunner Records and worth every penny you spend on it.
- Time to Burn
- Like A Revolution
- Take Me Away
- So Loud
- Save Me
- Close Your Eyes
- Fight ‘Em With Your Rock
- Never Enough
- The Chain
Taking Dawn Is:
Chris Babbit – Lead Vocals & Guitar
Mikey Cross – Lead & Rhythm Guitars, backing vocals
Andrew Cushing – Bass Guitar, backing vocals
Alan Doucette – Drums, backing vocals
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