Norwegian rockers Wild Side are back with a new guitarist, singer, and a CD that is sure to please fans of 80’s era hard rock. After a bizarre but short intro “Paranoia Circus” the band blasts into the hard rockin’ “Live Forever”. On “Live Forever” I immediately noticed the similarities in style between singer Joachim Berntsen and Motley Crue front man Vince Neil. Wild Side’s music is slightly heavier than modern-day Motley Crue, but Bernsten sounds as if he could be Vince’s little brother. His vocals are THAT similar.The guitar duo of Jon Aarseth & Tom Grana impressed me immediately. The solos on this song have to be heard to be believed. Aarseth’s playing reminds me of a young George Lynch. Very cool!
The opening whine of the guitars on on “Mine Tonight” reminds me a lot of early Stryper. This is a mid tempo number that is greatly enhanced by the excellent guitar work. This easily could have been an old Motley Crue track. I love it!
These aren’t the only stand out tunes either. “Need To Deliver”, “Wild One”, “Eagle” and the title track “Speed Devil” all rock hard!
Wild Side slows the pace down a little bit with the mid tempo song “Devil in Disguise”. This song shows me that the band can slow it down and still sound great without falling into that dreadful power ballad trap. Without surprise, a ballad does turn up later with the song “Love For You”. It is a surprisingly good song, with some good acoustic guitar work. I imagine that this song has to make folks break out the Zippo lighters during Wild Side’s live set.
Overall, I enjoyed Wild Side’s Speed Devil quite a bit, and believe it or not, I liked it better than Vince Neil’s latest affair, Tattoos & Tequila. Wild Side’s sound might not be completely original, but at least they are cranking out cool new hard rock and keeping the best era of rock alive and well! The guitar playing on this disc is excellent, and I bet fans of classic hard rock are going to love this. I know I did!
Rating: Out of 10
1. Paranoia Circus
2. Live Forever
3. Mine Tonight
4. Play With Me
5. Need to Deliver
6. Wild One
8. Wont Let Go
9. Devil In Disguise
10. I Will Always Be Me
11. Love For You
12. Speed Devil
Wild Side is:
Joachim Berntsen – Vocals
Jon Aarseth – Guitars
Tom Grana – Guitars
Stian Stensrud – Bass
Ronnia Arntzen – Drums
Kix practically stole the show at the M3 Rock Festival in 2009. Everyone who saw them perform live at the festival last year, thought they were easily one of the best bands on the bill.
Check out this live pro-shot clip of the band performing their song, “Cold Blood”.
LYRIC VIDEO FOR “ANOTHER WAY TO DIE” UNVEILED
Multi-platinum hard rock band Disturbed have just released their electrifying new single “Another Way To Die” on iTunes. The track is the first single from the Chicago foursome’s self-produced fifth album, Asylum, which will be released by Reprise Records, August 2010. A lyric video for the song can be seen here.
“Another Way To Die” is bound to cause massive fist pumping amongst crowds all over the world, but there’s a brand new darkness to it as well. “Thematically, the song’s about global warming and how the choices we make affect the planet,” guitarist Dan Donegan reveals. “It’s a new topic for us, and hopefully it will raise a little awareness.”
In August, Disturbed will headline the first annual Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival. Also on the bill are Airbourne, Avenged Sevenfold, Stone Sour, Halestorm, and Hell Yeah. Tickets for UPROAR are on sale now here: www.rockstaruproar.com
Check out the lyric video for “Another Way To Die” below!
NIGHTMARE AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE JULY 27TH
Southern California’s Avenged Sevenfold have just unveiled the artwork for their upcoming album, Nightmare, which will be in-stores on July 27th. The band will also be releasing a special limited edition of their upcoming album on Warner Bros. Records. Nightmare was produced by Mike Elizondo (Dr. Dre, Eminem) and mixed by noted engineer Andy Wallace. Please see below for full track-listing.
Book of Nightmares includes the full Nightmare album on CD, plus an expanded booklet featuring lyric sheets from the band and exclusive artwork — all packaged in a bound book with a silver-plated “Nightmare” crest. The package also includes a limited 24” x 36” lithograph entitled “Death Bat Anatomy” featuring original artwork on textured paper embossed, as well as an instant digital download of Avenged Sevenfold’s current single “Nightmare.” Book of Nightmares is only for sale from the band’s official website, http://www.avengedsevenfold.com, where it is currently available for pre-order for $49.99.
The album’s first single and title track has enjoyed airplay at Active Rock, Mainstream, and Modern Rock radio stations across the country and was the No. 1 Rock Song on iTunes in the U.S. and the U.K. in its debut week. A lyric video of “Nightmare” that premiered via a Youtube on the band’s website received more than 275,000 plays in 24 hours and has since racked up nearly 1.7 million views.
In August, Avenged Sevenfold will set out co-headlining the first annual Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival with Disturbed. Also on the bill are Stone Sour, Halestorm, and Hell Yeah. The UPROAR tour, which will hit amphitheatres and arenas, marks the band’s first tour since the passing of beloved friend and drummer Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan. Mike Portnoy from Dream Theatre plays drums on Nightmare and will also tour with the band for UPROAR. Please visit http://www.rockstaruproar.com for details.
The track-listing for Nightmare is as follows:
2. Welcome To The Family
3. Danger Line
4. Buried Alive
5. Natural Born Killer
6. So Far Away
7. God Hates Us
9. Tonight The World Dies
11. Save Me
ALICE IN CHAINS are the latest high octane multi-platinum rockers to join the growing list of bands combining forces with DC3 Global as the inaugural ROCK ‘N REV FESTIVAL hijacks the world’s biggest, baddest biker event for five full nights of undeniable rock ‘n roll bedlam – Monday, Aug. 9 through Friday, Aug. 13, 2010 – as part of the legendary Sturgis Rally’s 70th Anniversary celebration in Sturgis, SD.
ALICE IN CHAINS unites with fellow headliners Stone Temple Pilots, Godsmack, Creed and 3 Doors Down to establish the ROCK ‘N REV FESTIVAL as “The Home of Rock’s Hardest New Chart Toppers,” boasting five of the most explosive AMERICAN Active Rock Bands of 2010 – a different one topping each night’s lineup.
Tickets for the ROCK ‘N REV FESTIVAL are $45 per day, general admission ($150 for a five-day pass), and ON SALE NOW through Ticketmaster.com and rocknrevfestival.com and at all Ticketmaster locations, or by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also will be available each day at the gate. For more information on exclusive VIP packages ($1,000 for five days), including backstage access to a VIP area to special, air-conditioned tents with private bars, motorcycle parking, luxury bathroom facilities and more, go to rocknrevfestival.com. Deeply discounted Concert ‘N Camping packages are available on the Glencoe CampResort website at glencoecamp.com. Gates open at 4 p.m. daily. Show time each day is 6 p.m. For complete information, call the hotline at (800) 272-4712.
ALICE IN CHAINS’ Grammy nominated smash “Check My Brain” and the follow-up hit, “Your Decision,” each rocketed to #1 on Billboard’s Rock Songs Chart, fueling new album Black Gives Way to Blue (Virgin/EMI) to gold-certified status. Lead single “Check My Brain” set the album’s pace by blanketing rock and alternative radio and rocketing straight to #1 on Billboard’s Rock Songs Chart and #1 on the R&R Rock Chart. The band maintained chart domination with second single “Your Decision,” which also hit #1 on Billboard’s Rock Songs Chart and stayed there for 8 weeks. “Your Decision” also became the 12th top ten mainstream rock hit of Alice In Chains’ illustrious career.
Both fans and critics alike have responded to Black Gives Way to Blue with rave reviews since its #5 Billboard debut: Playboy gave it four stars, calling it “Alice In Chains’ Back In Black.” The Boston Globe wrote “Alice In Chains is back in business and business is good,” Metal Hammer said, “Alice In Chains are back and every bit as exciting and heavy,” a Guitar World magazine readers’ poll voted Black Gives Way To Blue “Rock Album of the Year” and at the recent Revolver Golden Gods Award show the band walked away with both the “Album of the Year” and “Comeback of the Year” honors.
Last month, Godsmack’s The Oracle debuted at #1 on the Billboard Hot 200, becoming their third #1 album in America. The Grammy Award-winning Stone Temple Pilots are currently the #1 rock ‘n’ roll band in the country, as their first all-new collection in close to a decade, Stone Temple Pilots, now tops the Billboard Rock chart after debuting at #2. Additionally, STP’s raucous first single, “Between The Lines” has proven a rock radio sensation, recently spending three weeks as the #1 track at Modern Rock radio outlets nationwide. Last fall, Creed saw its reunion album, Full Circle, debut at #2 behind only Michael Jackson’s This Is It, while their DC3-produced DVD, Live, reached #4 and earned a Guinness World Record. And 3 Doors Down’s most recent album, 3 Doors Down, also debuted at #1.
With an unrivaled lineup of 20 bands over five nights and spectacular fireworks displays each night in the nation’s largest outdoor amphitheater at the 600-acre Glencoe CampResort, the ROCK ‘N REV FESTIVAL promises to be the hands-down largest party ever thrown at the world’s largest motorcycle event, which annually draws over a half million patrons. World famous showman Jim Rose and his circus are set to emcee the five-day event and give attendees a show they will never forget.
ROCK ‘N REV FESTIVAL also announces the additions of Three Days Grace, Hellyeah, Cage The Elephant, Theft, Sweet Cyanide, Charm City Devils and Rev Theory to the sweltering lineup, joining the likes of Eagles of Death Metal, The Darling Stilettos, Pop Evil, Skillet, and Swayback as just some of the other bands making massive music at this colossal biker bash.
Stay tuned for more major announcements of many more bands being added in the weeks ahead!
Everything about the ROCK ‘N REV FESTIVAL will appeal to the “leather and chrome” sensibilities in everyone who attends, from those who embody the biker life style to the more casually minded weekend warriors and their families. The Vendor Village will be overflowing with an assortment of food, clothing, gear and other accessories, including loads of top tattoo artists and the best barbeque and related cooking specialists from the nation’s sauciest hotspots such as Austin, Memphis, Chicago, and New Orleans. The overall Mardi Gras atmosphere will recall some of Europe’s top festivals, with a decidedly American flair. After all, biking and rock ‘n’ roll are two of America’s greatest heritages.
While live concerts always have been a staple at Sturgis, there never has been such an incredible concentration of high caliber performers being showcased in a five-day stretch. The unstoppable combination of first-class concert promotions in a first-class camping resort facility is unsurpassed anywhere.
Glencoe CampResort is world-renowned for its clean, comfortable camping facilities, complete with full-service bars and restaurants, in close proximity to the city of Sturgis, providing a resort-like experience for people attending the Sturgis Rally. Still family owned and operated, Glencoe is continuing to develop and improve in conjunction with DC3 Global’s new festival initiative ignited by the ROCK ‘N REV FESTIVAL. DC3 Global already is raising the bar with plans to expand its festival presence not only at Glencoe, but around the country. DC3 now is helping to oversee and accelerate the continued expansions and upgrades at Glencoe, already including the purchase of additional shaded acreage for camping, the planting of hundreds of new trees, and everything from roads, and the upgrades of bathrooms, food stands and shower houses.
DC3’s co-founder, Daniel E. Catullo III, has been involved in the Sturgis Rally since 2006, as exclusive producers of TV, pay-per-view and DVD specials for RTR in 2006 and 2007, and an executive producer of the Rock ‘N Rally Festival (2007). He’s combining his years of Sturgis experience with the tremendous resources of DC3 to significantly up the ante at Glencoe and launch an entirely new national brand for years to come with the ROCK ‘N REV FESTIVAL.
THE ROCK ‘N REV FESTIVAL LINEUP
(new additions in BOLD)
Monday- August 9th
THREE DAYS GRACE
Hosted By Jim Rose and Performances by Jim Rose and The Jim Rose Circus
Tuesday- August 10th
Wednesday- August 10th
STONE TEMPLE PILOTS
EAGLES OF DEATH METAL
CAGE THE ELEPHANT
Hosted By Jim Rose and Performances by Jim Rose and The Jim Rose Circus
Thursday- August 11th
3 DOORS DOWN
Hosted By Jim Rose and Performances by Jim Rose and The Jim Rose Circus
Friday- August 12th
ALICE IN CHAINS
CHARM CITY DEVILS
Hosted By Jim Rose and Performances by Jim Rose and The Jim Rose Circus
“SOMETHING IS ROTTEN IN THE STATE OF DENMARK…”
The famous quote by William Shakespeare should however read ”Something Is Rockin’ In The State Of Denmark.
The Danish band Shotgun Revolution is like a musical bon-fire. Comin’ straight out of Copenhagen with a distinct sound inspired by classic bands like Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC & Guns N Roses, but with a twist. Put together by lead guitarist, writer and producer Martin Frank, whose vision was to create a band able to raise the bar of Danish rock music worldwide.
In a small country with only 5 million people furthermore a music industry mainly succeeding within pop music, hard work and persistency were key elements to find suitable and talented people for a rock band.
The search paid off when lyricist and lead singer Ditlev was caught in the spider’s web. His unique voice no doubt makes the band, Shotgun Revolution, stand out from the crowd. Martin and Ditlev began the creative process of writing song material and soon musical sparks were flying, something was about to really rock…
To archive an international sound Shotgun Revolution enlisted renowned American Grammy Award winner Flemming Rasmussen.
Mr. Rasmussen made his reputation producing some of the finest work with American heavy metal band Metallica. Album titles like ”…And Justice For All”, ”Master Of Puppets” and ”Ride The Lightning” are considered some of the best work by Metallica.
Shotgun Revolution is now getting ready to release their debut album “Join The Revolution” which has just been mastered by George Marino, who more or less has mastered all the rock albums you love (AC/DC, Aerosmith, Guns’N’Roses and the list goes on & on). The first single “Flipside” is already released on iTunes.: http://itunes.apple.com/dk/album/flipside-single-edit/id373370113
The band will also be touring mainly in Denmark this summer starting with the one day rock festival “Copenhagen Live” 2nd of June, which features artists and bands like Slash, Rammstein, Bullet For My Vallentine & Volbeat – the tour ends with a performance at the Skanderborg Festival.
Shotgun Revolution is a world class act in the making and is getting ready to take on the world of rock’n’roll….!!
So come and Join The Revolution on.:
In 2009, Winger released one of their strongest albums to date with Karma. I am excited to see Winger perform some of the new songs at the M3 Rock Festival this weekend. “Deal with the Devil” and “Stone Cold Killer” are two of the new songs off of Karma that the band has performing in their live sets. Both songs are some of the hardest songs that Winger has done in recent years.
UK Rockers FEUD are giving away their new EP Out From the Inside as a free download, just for signing up on their mailing list. Please visit the FEUD website to get yours!
Frontiers Records will release on August 27th in Europe and September 14th in the USA “Diamond Blue”, the anticipated second solo album from the gifted singer Terry Brock. Best known as current vocalist in the Melodic Rock titans Giant, Terry has also recently announced to rejoin Strangeways, the legendary British AOR band that launched his name in the spotlight in the late 80’s, for the recording of a brand new album.
Still, in between these two very important milestone albums in the melodic rock year, Terry managed to complete “Diamond Blue” in collaboration with renowned guitarist / producer / songwriter Mike Slamer. The two of them have already worked together in Seventh Key and on the Slamer album “Nowhere Land” and have already showed the world the magic that the combination of their talent can achieve. “I had been working with Mike on Seventh Key and Slamer, so it was a natural progression. I begged him, basically, to do it !!” states Terry “I wouldn’t have wanted anyone else !!”
In “Diamond Blue” the two of them explore a more classic Melodic Rock sonic landscape which showcases Terry’s vocal abilities in its most natural environment. Still, when Mike Slamer’s around you can’t help but having some roaring guitars and riveting guitar solos. All this, combined with a brilliant songwriting, builds up a fabulous release which is already very much talked and anticipated by the legions of Melodic Rock fans around the world. “Diamond Blue” also includes a song “Jessie’s Gone” written by Terry with Strangeways’ guitar player Ian Stewart.
“This record” says Terry, “is the end result of years of very hard, fun work. It is the solo CD that I’ve always wanted to make, but never thought I could make. Mike pushed me to be better as a singer, songwriter and musician, and I believe the results show that. It is very representative of where I’m at as an artist now and I’m particularly happy that I could involve a lot of friends in the recording process”.
Terry Brock’s musical career started as a background vocalist on Kansas album “Drastic Measures” in 1983. On that session he met Neil Kernon (the producer of the record) who subsequently turned out to be very important in Terry’s career. He also toured with Kansas in support of that album, playing guitar and doing background vocals. Before joining the legendary british Melodic Rock outfit Strangeways, Terry toured extensively with the Steve Morse Band, playing guitar and singing. Strangeways, of course, were Terry’s best known experience in the music business. With them he recorded two albums on BMG / RCA: “Native Sons” and “Walk In the Fire“.
With Strangeways he toured extensively around the whole of Europe garnering the band a reputation as one of the best UK based AOR bands ever and for himself the mantle of being the real heir to Steve Perry’s (of Journey) throne. After he left Strangeways he moved to New York working mainly with famed producer Neil Kernon, who hired him to sing background vocals on albums by bands such as Aviator, Heaven’s Edge, Valentine, Britny Fox and Michael Bolton. After a few years spent in Nashville, he came back on the scene taking part in the Melodic Rock supergroup The Sign and later with Seventh Key (both featuring Kansas bassist/singer Billy Greer) and Slamer. He recently joined Giant as replacement for Dann Huff on vocals on the acclaimed “Promise Land” album and he is currently working on the recording of the anticipated Strangeways reunion cd scheduled for a fall release on Frontiers.
“Diamond Blue” final tracklisting includes:
The songs “Diamond Blue” and “Jessie’s Gone” can exclusively be listened in full in streaming on the Frontiers Web radio from June 13th. Tune in at: www.frontiers.it/webradio
Terry Brock: vocals, guitar
Mike Slamer: guitars, bass, keyboards
Andy Bigan: drums
I was first introduced to the band Kissin’ Dynamite, when Brian Basher played a track off of the band’s 2008 debut, Steel of Swabia on Hard Rock Hideout Radio. I liked the song I heard, but never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined that the band’s new album, Addicted to Metal would be THIS good!
Addicted to Metal starts off with the kick ass title track, that features former Accept front man Udo Dirkschneider. If the band was trying to make a statement, with an opening song, this was the way to do it. This is a great song that has already gotten quite a bit of airplay on Hard Rock Hideout Radio.
The opening riffs of “Run For Your Life” reminds me a lot of Whitesnake. This song is extremely catchy, and is the first song that Johannes Braun truly made an impression on me. This guy is one hell of a singer.
“Supersonic Killer” is a rifftastic rocker that is going to appeal to a lot of metal heads. When Johannes Braun cuts loose with the metal screams on “Supersonic Killer” he sounds like a young Don Dokken. Ande Braun and Jim Müller cut loose with some killer riffs.
‘High Enough” is a kick ass cover of the Damn Yankees tune. Johannes Braun does a great job on the vocals, and the band does a pretty good job putting their spin on the song.
“Hysteria” is an interesting tune. Braun’s bombastic vocals on this song push it towards the power metal side of the fence, and yet, the band pulls the reigns in to keep it on the hard rock/ metal side of the fence. The opening of this song reminds me of Foreigner’s “Juke Box Hero”, but it becomes something completely different. Check it out in the clip below.
Just when you think Kissin’ Dynamite is going to slow it down, they pull out another killer tune with “In the Name of the Iron Fist”. The song starts off slow, and builds into a killer power metal tune that would make Gamma Ray or Primal Fear proud! Great stuff.
Sooner or later, I knew a ballad would show up on this CD. I didn’t expect one as good as “Why Can’t You Hear Me” would be on here. This song is an arena ready tune, with massive hit potential.
Overall, I am very impressed with Addicted to Metal. I wouldn’t expect a young band like Kissin’ Dynamite to put out such a quality release. Addicted to Metal is going to turn a lot of heads, and surprise the hell out of a lot of metalheads out there. Germany has another fine band on their hands!
There is no official release date in the U.S. for Addicted to Metal as of yet, but you can score a copy of this CD at this link.
For more information on Kissin’ Dynamite, check out the band’s myspace page. Don’t miss out on Addicted to Metal!
Rating: Out of 10
1. Addicted To Metal
2. Run For Your Life
3. Supersonic Killer
4. High Enough
5. Love Me Hate Me
7. All Against All
8. In the Name of the Iron Fist
9. Assassins of Love
10. Why Can’t You Hear Me
11. We Want More
12. Metal Nation
Kissin’ Dynamite is:
Johannes Braun – Vocals
Ande Braun – Guitar
Andreas Schnitzer – Drums
Jim Müller – Guitar
Steffen Haile – Bass
L.A. Guns is one of the many bands that will be playing in the M3 Rock Festival in Columbia, MD. Although the band’s lmembers have changed many times, the band this year features one of the stronger lineups in recent years. Long time members, Phil Lewis, Steve Riley and Stacey Blades are now joined by former Beautiful Creatures bass player Kenny Kweens.
Check out the classic L.A. Guns video “Electric Gypsy” below.
Sister Sin is hitting the North American roads again in July! This time with legendary Michael Schenker Group (MSG)
in support of our upcoming album” True Sound of the Underground“.
Check dates below!
15th July Brixton-CA
16th July Galaxy Theatre-CA
17th July Angels Roadhouse-CA
18th July Brick By Brick-CA
19th July TBA
21st July Backstage Live-TX
22st July 18th Street Bar & Grill-TX
23rd July Trees-TX
27th July Showcase Live-MA
28th July Altar-MA
29th July Starland Ballroom-NJ
30th July Jaxx-VA
31th July Irving Plaza-NY
1st Aug Crazy Donkey-NY
3rd Aug House of Blues-OH
4th Aug Scatz Nightclub-WI
6th Aug Club Vegas-UT
8th Aug Tower Theatre-CA
11th Aug Studio Seven-WA
12th Aug Dantes-OR
13th Aug Last Day Saloon-CA
14th Aug Pepperbellys-CA
15th Aug The Avalon-CA
17th Aug The Boardwalk-CA
18th Aug The Coach House-CA
19th Aug The Key Club-CA
Just when I think I have seen all of the videos from a band, I stumble upon another one.
I am excited about seeing Jetboy perform at the M3 festival next week. Looking for clips from the festival last year, I discovered this lost gem.
Empires of Eden have released studio footage from the recording sessions for Reborn in Fire – due for release by 7Hard on July 16.
Featuring the incredible talents of Zak Stevens (Savatage – Circle II Circle) – Mike Vescera (Yngwie Malmsteen – Loudness) – Steve Grimmett (Grim Reaper – Onslaught) – Carlos Zema (Outworld) – Sean Peck (Cage), the album also includes and amazing array of talent from Australia and Japan.
The video for “Enter the Storm” features the incredible vocals of Louie Gorgievski and guest keyboard solo by Bobby Williamson (Eumeria).
Created by virtuoso guitarist Stu Marshall (Paindivision – Dungeon), Empires of Eden is a unique, powerful and epic journey of melodic power metal.
Reborn in fire is due for release on July 16 with current reviews showing 8/10!
NEW ALBUM ROLLIN’ AVAILABLE JULY 6TH
Texas Hippie Coalition have just released a new Flipcam video featuring footage from the band’s recent tour stops in Lubbock and Houston. The clip takes you into the wild world of Big Daddy Ritch and Co. on tour, and showcases THC’s rowdy and raucous live show. Stay tuned for more THC Flipcam clips from the road.
New album Rollin’ is available everywhere July 6th
Tour dates are as follows:
6/11 AUSTIN, TX R.O.T. BIKER RALLY
6/12 LUBBOCK, TX TEQUILA JUNGLE
6/19 MISSION, TX SMOKIN’ ACES
6-25 FT LAUDERDALE, FL REVOLUTION LIVE
6-26 FT MYERS, FL THE SPOT
6-27 MUNCIE, IN WATER BOWL
7-10 AMSTERDAM, NL MELWEG
7-11 LIMBURG, NL BOSPOP FESTIVAL
7-22 SALINA, KS THE BLUE GOAT
7-23 ARKANSAS, KS MIDWEST ROCKFEST
7-25 OKLAHOMA CITY, OK ROCK ‘N AMERICA FEST
7-31 ARLINGTON, TX DREAWORLD COMPLEX – RIDE FOR DIME
8-13 DAVIS, OK ARBUCKLE BALLROOM
8-14 MERRIAM, KS AFTERSHOCK
8-25 PITTSBURGH, PA HARD ROCK CAFE
Jun 13 2010 8:00P BFE Rock Club Houston, TX.
Jun 14 2010 8:00P Lone Star Sports Bar Temple, TX
Jul 9 2010 10:00P Brixton Redondo Beach, California, US
Jul 10 2010 10:00P Galaxy Theatre Santa Ana, California, US
Jul 11 2010 10:00P Canyon Club Agoura Hills, California, US
Jul 12 2010 8:00P Club Vegas Salt Lake City, UT.
Jul 13 2010 8:00P The Railyard Billings, MT.
Jul 15 2010 8:00P Frequency Madison, WI.
Jul 16 2010 10:00P The Back Bar Janesville, Wisconsin, US
Jul 17 2010 8:00P Bada Brew Crest Hill, IL.
Jul 18 2010 10:00P MILWAUKEE FESTA ITALIANA MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin , US
Jul 21 2010 8:00P Hayloft Mt. Clemens, MI.
Jul 22 2010 8:00P Market Block Party Syracuse, NY.
Jul 23 2010 8:00P Ram’s Head Live Baltimore, MD.
Jul 24 2010 9:00P The Cube Newark, DE.
Jul 24 2010 9:00P The Cube Newark, DE
Jul 26 2010 8:00P Bowery Electric New York, NY.
Jul 27 2010 8:00P Mill Creek Tavern Philadelphia, PA
Jul 28 2010 8:00P The Bell House Brooklyn, NY
Jul 29 2010 10:00P Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh, Pennsylvan, US
Jul 30 2010 8:00P Montage Music Hall Rochester, NY.
Jul 31 2010 8:00P Showcase Live Foxboro, MA.
Aug 1 2010 8:00P City Limits Sanford, ME.
Aug 5 2010 8:00P Dingbatz Clifton, NJ
Aug 6 2010 8:00P The Underground Sandusky, OH.
Aug 7 2010 8:00P McGuffy’s House of Rock Dayton, OH
Aug 8 2010 8:00P Cosmic Charlies Lexington, KY
Aug 10 2010 9:00P Mill Creek Appleton, WI.
Aug 11 2010 8:00P Clyde Iron Works Duluth, MN.
Aug 12 2010 10:00P BRAINERD INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY BRAINERD, Minnesota , US
Aug 13 2010 8:00P Reverb Cedar Falls, IA.
Aug 14 2010 8:00P Elko Speedway Elko, MN.
Aug 15 2010 8:00P Pheonix Lounge Harrisburg, SD.
Aug 19 2010 8:00P Union Station Colorado Springs, CO.
Aug 20 2010 8:00P Roadhouse Dacono, CO.
Aug 25 2010 8:30P Cedardome Milton, WA.
Aug 26 2010 8:30P Hayley’s Bar & Grill Everett, WA.
Sep 3 2010 8:00P Canyon Club Augoura Hills, CA.
Sep 3 2010 8:00P The Canyon Club Agoura Hills, CA.
A confirmed North American release date for the massive thirteenth full-length from longtime crossover champions PRO-PAIN, Absolute Power, has been set for later this summer.
To be released in North America this August 10th, 2010 via Regain Records, Absolute Power explores several sides to the tried-and-true American unit’s somewhat patented sound. While a vast chunk of the album immediately recalls standard PRO-PAIN NYC-style metal/hardcore crossover attacks, many elements at play on Absolute Power infiltrate totally new ground for the band. Recorded at Little Creek Studio in Gelterkinden, Switzerland, the record features ten thunderous anthems, bridging the gap between the hardcore club and the massive rock arena.
Formed by vocalist/bassist Gary Meskil (ex-Crumbsuckers), New York-based PRO-PAIN have over the years benefited from substantial support from an ever-growing and loyal fanbase as well as metal media and radio. Today, now joined by long term guitarist Tom Klimchuck, as well as newer members Marshall Stephens on rhythm guitar and Ricky Halverson (ex-Narcotic Self, Cellador, Stephen Pearcy’s RATT) on drums, the band’s worldwide catalog sales approaches one million units.
Plans for the band to tour the US and Europe extensively in support of Absolute Power are beyond imminent, they’re a reality, as the band has secured a stack of German dates this summer [see below]. More tour actions are in the planning stages and will be announced shortly.
Absolute Power Track Listing:
02. Destroy The Enemy
03. Stand My Ground (featuring Schmier from Destruction)
04. Road To Nowhere
06. Hell On Earth
07. Divided We Stand
08. Gone Rogue (I Apologize)
09. Rise Of The Antichrist
10. Hate Coalition
Confirmed PRO-PAIN German Festival dates:
7/22/2010 Nachtleben – Frankfurt, Germany
7/23/2010 Wackeln Festival – Bruederes/Speichersdorf, Germany
7/29/2010 Free & Easy Festival @ Backstage – Munchen, Germany
7/30/2010 Sauberg Open Air Festival – Ehrenfriedersdorf, Germany
7/31/2010 Nord Open Air – Essen, Germany
8/01/2010 Gruene Haidt – Hof/Saale, Germany
After 10 years, Methods of Mayhem are BACK and they’re offering the first track off their upcoming album A Public Disservice Announcement for free download!
Set for a September 21st release, A Public Disservice Announcement features Tommy Lee collaborating with the world. Starting in October of 2009, Lee and his team — including producer Scott Humphrey, singer-guitarist J3 amongst others — wrote and recorded songs for the new album, then made the core components of each available for download on thepublicrecord.com to anyone anywhere who wished to add their playing or otherwise re-interpret the music.
Lee listened to every single submission that was uploaded, chose the best, and integrated the actual audio tracks into the album’s final cuts to create the finished product that is A Public Disservice Announcement.
Get a sneak preview of the album by downloading your free MP3 of “Fight Song” here.
It was another killer show on Hard Rock Hideout Radio Wednesday night. This is what you missed out on if you weren’t listening!
Hard Rock Hideout Radio Play List for 6/9/10
Let The Music Do The Talking – Aerosmith
Blood, Guts, & Gasoline – Snowblynd (Pick of the Week)
Shake Me – Taddy Porter
Poison – Alice Cooper
Love So Bad – Chris Laney
Bumpin’ – Steadlur
Golden Frame – Adrenaline 101
What You’re Doing To Me – Shotgun Revolution
Snitches – Automatic Fire
Overnight Superstar – The Glitterati
All My Friends Are Dead – Black Hat Villain
Viva La Rock Fantastico – Broken Teeth
Hanging By The Skin – Broken Teeth
What Do You Do For Money Honey – Broken Teeth
Dirty Water – Snowblynd (Pick of the Week)
Let The Right One In – Bombay Black
Outrage – Sister Sin
Black Friday – Zeroking
You Shook Me (All Night Long) – The Quireboys
Ride – Dirty Skirty
Siren – Charlotte
El Dorado – Iron Maiden
Dying For An Angel – Avantasia
The End of the Line – Negative
Summertime Girls – Y&T
Nature of the Beach – Black N’ Blue
Just Like Paradise – David Lee Roth
Little Miss Misery – Snowblynd (Pick of the Week)
Love Has Taken It’s Toll – Saraya
Ready For Love – Gary Moore
Dirty Love – Thunder
Shake A Leg – Black Robot
Blood On The Highway – Tunnel
If I Were You I’d Hate Me Too – Dirty Penny
In The City – Mama Kin
Get It On – Vains of Jenna
Life On The Blade – Crank County Daredevils
Good Enough For You – Parasite City
Listen To The Rock – Small Jackets
Give The Dog A Bone – American Dog
Have A Drink On Me – Tequila Rockin’Bird
Going To Vegas – Sin City Sinners
Lust & Liquor – Snowblynd
You can listen to the Hard Rock Hideout Radio Show every Wednesday night from 9 P.M. – 12:00 A.M. CST on KACV FM 90 in Amarillo, Texas, and online at www.kacvfmorg!
Taddy Porter is giving away a download of their kick ass new song, “Mean Bitch”. Please visit AOL Radio blog here to get the free download!
Buckcherry is giving away a free download of their new song, “Our World”. This is from the band’s new album, All Night Long, which is due August 3rd. Check it out at Buckcherry.com!
New Triumph release GREATEST HITS REMIXED out now
Mike Levine of the legendary Canadian group TRIUMPH will be the special guest on the June 11-17 episode of Hard Rock Nights. Levine, the bassist and keyboardist for the group, joins JT to discuss the band’s new Greatest Hits Remixed release, a CD/DVD combo highlighting the band’s career. He will also reveal what he views as the ultimate Triumph song, and the history behind why he wears a hockey jersey at many concerts.
Hard Rock Nights is a weekly syndicated program broadcast on a number of rock and metal stations. Visit http://hardrocknights.wordpress.com/affiliates for a full list of stations and times.
Ozzy to lead Dodger Stadium crowd in Guinness World Records® attempt for the loudest scream this Friday, June 11
Grammy Award-winning rock legend OZZY OSBOURNE will lead Dodger fans in what will potentially be the Guinness World Record-holding longest and loudest scream this Friday, June 11 during the 5th inning break when the Dodgers play against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. As part of the third annual ThinkCure! Weekend at Dodger Stadium this Friday, June 11 and Saturday, June 12, Ozzy and his wife Sharon Osbourne, a cancer survivor, will lend their support to ThinkCure! This stadium-wide scream is also in celebration of Osbourne’s upcoming Epic Records album SCREAM, due out June 22.
During Friday’s game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at 7:10 p.m. fans will be prompted to save their loudest scream for the middle of the 5th inning when Ozzy Osbourne and Stuart Claxton of Guinness World Records will take the field and lead the crowd in a “Scream for a Cure.” The stadium’s scream will be measured in length and audio level in hopes of breaking the world record. Additionally, Sharon Osbourne lent her support to ThinkCure! by recording a promotional message that will air in-game and during the telethon and online.
Fans can also donate to the ThinkCure! Weekend online at http://www.dodgers.com/thinkcureweekend and http://www.thinkcure.org, by calling (866) 554-CURE or by texting CURE to 50555 to make a $10 donation through their mobile phone bill. Last year’s ThinkCure! online auction raised more than $50,000 to fund collaborative and innovative cancer research. ThinkCure! is an innovative, community-based non-profit that accelerates collaborative research to cure cancers. It was launched in July 2007 by the Los Angeles Dodgers, the McCourt family, City of Hope and Childrens Hospital Los Angeles.
SCREAM–OZZY’s first album in three years and 10th studio album overall–is fueled by the red hot first single, the Top Active Rock track “Let Me Hear You Scream.” Notably, the album marks the first appearance of OZZY’s new guitar player, Gus G. OZZY’s band also features bassist Blasko, drummer Tommy Clufetos and keyboardist Adam Wakeman. Later this summer, OZZY will embark on an 18-month world tour (dates TBA) in support of SCREAM. First up is this summer’s six-city OZZFest, co-headlined by OZZY and Mötley Crue.
Check out some streams of “Let Me Hear You Scream” here:
Plastic Head Music today confirms the launch of its North American office. The newly created American division will be headed up Paula Hogan with Edward Christie coordinating details in the company’s London office. Logistics and distribution will be handled with existing label partners Candlelight Records and EMI Label Services/Caroline Distribution..
Currently ranked England’s seventh largest distributor, Plastic Head Music carries a diverse range of music and dvd titles from over 300 record labels. Founded by Director Steve Beatty, the company’s title base exceeds 40,000 including over 6,000 exclusive clothing items and 5,000 specialist vinyl titles. The American division is set to release more than 100 titles before year’s end with more on tap for early 2011.
Located outside London, Plastic Head Music has built its reputation firmly on the results of its achievements. The company employs a dedicated staff of fifty-eight that works closely to ensure superior service and support. It’s the insistence for quality and dedication that has kept the company’s loyal partners successful for nearly two decades. American operations will be located outside Philadelphia in cooperation with label partner Candlelight Records. Candlelight co-director Edward Christie says, “having worked with Caroline and now EMI for the last ten years we have built a strong working relationship. They understand what we are about and this new operation is a very natural move for both of us. The existing relationships will allow the new company the ability to work with a much larger and more varied product base and help open up the USA to many more European labels.”
Plastic Head Director Steve Beatty comments, “I am so excited for this has been a long time coming. After nearly ten successful years working with EMI Label Services and Caroline Distribution on co-owned label Candlelight Records, it feels right to launch our new North American operation. It’s a tried and tested relationship. I don’t see it as a bold step I see it as a logical step. Plastic Head’s truly worldwide distribution network has a strong partner and we have ambitions to be a mover in the North American distribution market. The USA is a massive market with European labels finding it hard to get any distribution at all let alone one with a UK and American office that talks to each other constantly exchanging information and making the right decisions to maximize our efforts. Plastic Head has made a huge step in what it can offer its European labels.”
Executive Vice President EMI Music Services North America Dominic Pandiscia adds, “”We are thrilled to forge this relationship between EMI Label Services/Caroline and Plastic Head USA. Plastic Head represents a significant number of unique labels and artists and we look forward to help drive their visibility across the market.”
Plastic Head North America will start its US release schedule beginning August 10. Planned titles include releases from 1349, Burzum, Dark Tranquility, Forbidden, Holy Terror, Meshuggah, Thin Lizzy and Vader. August 24 will bring titles from Bathory, Behemoth, Borknagar, Manowar, Sabbat, and Venom.
The blistering new track “Mission Statement,” from the upcoming album Audio Secrecy, will be available for a FREE Download on June 10th at 11am EST on StoneSour.com, for only 48 hours!
Thanks to the recent nominations in prestigious international awards (one of The Best Hard Rock/Metal Album and Song of the year in the USA Independent Music Awards, finalist in the best rock composition category in the USA International Songwriting Competition…) Eldorado got the attention of the music industry. The independent label Spectra Records contacted the band and decided to launch the new album in North America.
Both the label and the band are convinced of the positive reception the album will be having in North America and they are working on the marketing plan for its launch. Under Globe Artist Management and together with Spectra Records, they will organize the album tour presentation in North America and Canada.
In Europe, the album has been launched in May by the label Bad Reputation and after an extensive tour in Spain, Eldorado is presenting it across Europe. The first stop is in Switzerland, in the 19th edition of the Rock Oz’Arènes Festival, with bands as Status Quo, Monster Magnet, Placebo.
Bordeaux and Paris show dates are already closed and other cities will follow in the next months.
Check out the band’s video clips, “The House of the 7 Smokestacks, and “The Worst of Myself” below!
10/10/2010 Holiday Nagoya – Nagoya, Japan
10/11/2010 Holiday Osaka – Osaka, Japan
7/09/2010 Rock Karz – Ballenstedt, Germany
7/17/2010 Bang Your Head – Balingen, Germany
7/18/2010 Masters Of Rock – Vicovize, Czech Republic
7/29/2010 Rock Arena Festival – St. Goarshausen, Germany
8/15/2010 Bloodstock Open Air – Derbyshire, UK
Danko Jones is back with their sixth full length CD in 2010! Ever since the new Broken Teeth CD, Viva La Rock, Fantastico! came out (on which Danko Jones sings on two songs), I have been looking forward the new Danko Jones CD. If you have never listened to the band before you will be in for a real treat with Danko Jones latest effort, Below the Belt. It seems with each and every release Danko Jones have been clawing their way towards the top. The band’s latest effort Below the Belt, is packed with high-energy, infectious rock & roll that will definitely keep this journey going for Danko Jones.
If you are easily offended, you may want to skip the album opener, “I Think Bad Thoughts”. Danko Jones comes storming out of the gate with a song with some not so subtle bad thoughts. For everyone else, you will be probably get a kick out of this song.
I can’t ever get enough cowbell, and “Active Volcanoes” gives me a lot. This song is an upbeat fun tune that I am going to play a ton! I absolutely the AC/DC flavored riffs of “Tonight is Fine”. This is another great tune, and ought to be another single.
You may not want to drive while listening to “Magic Snake”. You may find your self with a few speeding tickets if you do. This high-octane rocker has one of those great hooks that will suck you in every time. “Had Enough” does a good job at keeping the energy of this album going. Something about this song reminds me a lot of the alternative metal band, Helmet. It is another good rocker.
“(I Can’t Handle) Moderation” has such a fast pace that it almost has a punk like vibe to it. If this one doesn’t get you on your feet jumping around, their may be no hope for you. “Full of Regret” (see video below) is the first single off of the CD, and it is already taking off on rock radio stations everywhere. This is quickly becoming one of our favorites on the Hard Rock Hideout Radio show! The riff on this song is absolutely infectious.
With “I Wanna Break Up With You”, Danko Jones may have crafted the ultimate theme song for divorce courts across America. You have to listen to it, to understand why.
I have listened to Below the Belt a few times now, and I can’t wait to see Danko Jones perform these songs live. If Danko Jones live show can match he energy of Below the Belt, it will be a very powerful and rockin’ experience. This is a fun CD, and one that I have been enjoying quite a bit. Don’t miss out on Below the Belt. It is available in stores now!
Rating: Out of 10
1. I Think Bad Thoughts 3:31
2. Active Volcanoes 3:35
3. Tonight Is Fine 4:20
4. Magic Snake 3:19
5. Had Enough 3:42
6. (I Can’t Handle) Moderation 3:03
7. Full of Regret 3:57
8. The Sore Loser 2:59
9. Like Dynamite 3:14
10. Apology Accepted 3:29
11. I Wanna Break Up With You 4:55
Danko Jones are:
Danko Jones – vocals and guitar
John Calabrese – bass
Dan Cornelius – drums