Grammy nominated rock group Skillet’s latest album, “AWAKE,” has recently been certified gold by the RIAA.
The album includes two Active Rock radio hits, “Monster,” and “Hero.” The band is also set to release their next single and video for “Awake & Alive” in the coming weeks.
Produced by Howard Benson (Three Days Grace, Daughtry, Flyleaf), “AWAKE” reached the #1 spot on the iTunes Store’s “Top Albums” chart within 24 hours of its release last year. The album also debuted on the SoundScan/Billboard 200 at #2.
Beginning October 1st, Skillet will join Papa Roach for the co-headline Monsters Of Annihilation Tour also featuring Trapt and My Darkest Days. Skillet spent the first part of 2010 touring alongside Shinedown as well as headlining their own sell out “Awake & Alive Tour.” Skillet’s headline tours ranked with Pollstar’s Concert Pulse Top 50 Tours and recently landed the band on the cover of the magazine.
In addition to cumulative album sales now approaching 2 million, Skillet has racked up a wide range of honors, including multiple Grammy nominations and two BMI Music Award wins for “The Last Night” and “The Older I Get,” both featured on the gold certified “COMATOSE.”
1 Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues
3 Mobile, AL Bayfest
5 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live
6 Wallingford, CT The Dome
8 Clifton Park, NY Northern Lights
9 Atlantic City, NJ House of Blues Atlantic City
10 Worcester, MA Palladium
12 Rochester, NY The Main Street Armory
13 Toledo, OH John F. Savage Hall
17 Kansas City, MO The Midland
19 St. Louis, MO Pageant
20 Oklahoma City, OK Diamond Ballroom
Check out Swarn To Oath on Reverbnation and get a free download of the band’s song “The Descent”! Sworn To Oath’s Reverbnation page is http://www.reverbnation.com/sworntooath
Disturbed has issued a Thank You video for making Asylum their fourth #1 album in a row. Check it out!
Like hard rock? Check out the latest new tunes from King Kobra, The Fury, Bangalore Choir, Aurora Sky, Heaven Below, New Medicine, Triggersoul, our pick of the week American Bang, as well as a triple shot of Big Cock, and more classic tunes that you will hear no where else!
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This is what you missed on last week’s show!
Hard Rock Hideout Radio Playlist #35 – 9/8/10
Bright Lights Big City – Aldo Nova
One Step Away – Ratt
Born To Be My Baby – Bon Jovi
One Kiss Tonight – Chris Laney
Take Me For A Ride – Bad City
Taste of Rock N’ Roll – Sora
The Final Frontier – Iron Maiden
Under Surveillance – The Worshyp
Set the Night On Fire – Pretty Boy Floyd
Wild Angels – Pretty Boy Floyd
48 Hours – Pretty Boy Floyd
Call Paul Stanley – Bad City
How You Feel (On Me) – Falling Red
Best Friend Is My Radio – Teenage Casket Company
Causalities & Tragedies – Gunfire 76
Perfect Skin – The 69 Eyes
Active Volcanoes – Danko Jones
My Generation – Blackhat Villain
Cold & Grey – Message To Venus
West Coast Dreamer – Scarlet Carson
Monsters & Heroes – King Kobra
Never Enough – Black Tora
Bad Girl – Eruption
Always The Pretender – Europe
I See Red – Fury U.K.
Disappear Again – Furyon
Do You Believe In Rock N’ Roll – Bad City
Blood On The Highway – Tunnel
Livin’ On Rock N’ Roll – Great White
Trouble In Paradise – Princess Pang
Girls Kissing Girls – Black Robot
Strip Rock Roll – Asphalt Valentine
1-800-Goodbye – Bulletboys
The Right To Rock – Keel
Trick or Treat – Fastaway
Hold On To 18 – Black N’ Blue
Wild, Young, & Crazy – Hericane Alice
Sail On – Eden’s Curse
Nothing Left To Say – Kiske/Somerville
Mirror Mirror – Dokken
Wild Life – Bad City
“POINT OF ORIGIN” AVAILABLE NOW ON METALVILLE RECORDS
|DOWNSPIRIT’S debut album “Point of Origin” was released August 17th in North America on Metalville Records. Guitarist Cede Dupont recently took the band’s MySpace page to give an update on the band and their upcoming tour plans:
“Hey dudes and dudettes
We thought, now that the album is out, you’d be interested in having a look at our exclusive blog once again, the blog we made during the recording sessions in late 09. There’s a lot of pics, some cool pieces of film tape available for you at http://downspiritstudio.blogspot.com/
Furthermore we want to let you know that “Point of Origin” is finally available digitally now as well (ITUNES, AMAZON MP3, etc, etc)
We have plans for a European tour coming hopefully soon, so cross your fingers for that ;-)
We’re now getting prepared for a first run of hard rocking shows in support of our “Point of Europe Tour 2010/2011″
DOWNSPIRIT recently posted footage of the recording sessions for their debut “Point of Origin”. The footage can be viewed at the link below.
DOWNSPIRIT‘s main goal is to play live as much as possible – from the smallest club in your neighborhood to the biggest stadiums in the world. Whatever might cross their paths in the long-term future – this band is about to crank your stereos, rock your house and turn it all into one big rock party!
“Point of Origin”is not just an album with excellent songs on it, furthermore it is a sound experience that catches the attention of its listeners from the first note to the last beat! The melancholic feeling of blues music combined with the power of Heavy Metal riffs and strong melodies, a band including well known and talented musicians who came together to deliver quality sounding music with power and passion: THAT’S DOWNSPIRIT!
Steffen Lauth – vocals
Cédric “Cede” Dupont – lead guitar
Axel “Aki” Reissmann – rhythm guitar
Sven Rakowitz – bass
Sebastian Dunkel – drums
For more on DOWNSPIRIT be sure to visit:
Metal Glorious Metal! How much do I love thee? Thanks to Accept’s Blood of the Nations, I think I just fell in love metal all over again. Just when I thought 2010 was going to be a wash for a stellar metal disc, Blood of the Nations comes along and takes me by surprise! I must admit I was more than a little skeptical when Accept announced their new singer as Mark Tornillo. Not that I have anything against Tornillo. I like his old band T.T. Quick well enough, but Accept without Udo is a hard pill to swallow.
On Blood of the Nations, Tornillo absolutely kills it! His razor-sharp vocals are the perfect match for the superb axe slinging of Herman Frank and Wolf Hoffmann. He does an absolutely fantastic job, and shows that he can sing and scream with the best of them.
What can I say about Herman Frank and Wolf Hoffmann that hasn’t already been said. These two are the six string saviors of classic metal. They let their heavy riffs fly often on this CD, and quite frankly I couldn’t be happier. This is some of the best fretwork that I have heard in a while.
There are far too many cool moments to mention on Blood of the Nations, but in my opinion the best tracks are “Beat the Bastards”, “Teutonic Terror”, “Locked and Loaded” “Pandemic” and “Bucketful of Hate”.
I am an old school Accept fan, and I will always be a fan of Udo Dirkschneider, but Blood of the Nations is the disc that will rekindle the career of this amazing metal band. Come back album of the year? Metal album of the year? Blood of the Nations could be either one of those. This CD is highly recommend to the metalhead nation! Buy This!!
Rating: Out of 10
01. Beat The Bastards
02. Teutonic Terror
03. The Abyss
04. Blood Of The Nations
05. Shades Of Death
06. Locked And Loaded
07. Time Machine
08. Kill The Pain
09. Rollin’ Thunder
11. New World Comin’
12. No Shelter
13. Bucketful Of Hate
Mark Tornillo – vocals
Wolf Hoffmann – guitars
Herman Frank – guitars
Peter Baltes – bass
Stefan Schwarzmann – drums
THE HALLOWEEN HOOTENANNY TOUR
Special Guests Murderdolls
ZOMBIE TO GET HIS OWN UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD ATTRACTION: “ROB ZOMBIE’S HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES: IN 3D ZOMBIEVISION!”
The masters of musical mayhem have paired up yet again to embark on a three week tour of debauchery. Rob Zombie and Alice Cooper have returned to destroy a city near you on The Halloween Hootenanny Tour with special guests Murderdolls. The tour kicks off in Los Angeles at the Gibson Amphitheatre on Thursday, September 30th and will criss-cross the USA with a tour de force of ghoulish s delights for your aural pleasure, giving the fans a show of a lifetime.
In other Zombie news, fans will soon get the ultimate interactive experience as their hero is joining forces with Universal Studios Hollywood to create the new 3D maze, “Rob Zombie’s House Of 1000 Corpses: In 3D ZombieVision.” As part of the Halloween Horror Nights event, fans will be treated to a nightmarish world of carnage and chaos Rob Zombie-style based upon Zombie’s cult hit film “House Of 1000 Corpses.” Vampire buffs also got a treat when the track “What” from Rob Zombie’s latest release HELLBILLY DELUXE 2 appeared in an episode of the smash HBO series “True Blood.”
Zombie addicts can also look forward to the release of the special edition of HELLBILLY DELUXE 2 set to street on Friday, September 24th. This deluxe version of HD2 will feature 3 brand new tracks called “Everything Is Boring,” “Michael” and “Devil’s Hole Girls And The Big Revolution,” as well as a re-imagining of “The Man Who Laughs.” Additionally, the package will include a brand new video for “Mars Needs Women” (shot during the Gruesome Twosome tour with Alice Cooper), a live version of Cooper’s classic “School’s Out” performed with Cooper and a 30-minute DVD featuring a tour documentary entitled “Transylvanian Transmissions,” along with all-new expanded artwork.
With more than 15 million albums sold, 7 Grammy nominations, the helming of 5 major motion pictures and dozens of music videos under his belt, Rob Zombie is a force to be reckoned with in today’s entertainment landscape. Zombie’s unique meld of horror and hard rock has influenced his sound as a musician, and more recently his vision as a director and writer.
The Halloween Hootenanny Tour Featuring The Gruesome Twosome with special guests Murderdolls:
30 Los Angeles, CA Gibson Amphitheatre
1 San Diego, CA Harrah’s Rincon
2 Tucson, AZ Anselmo Valencia Amphitheater
4 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
6 Kansas City, MO Independence Event Center
7 St. Charles, MO The Family Arena
8 Bloomington, IL U.S. Cellular Coliseum
12 Binghamton, NY Broome County Arena
14 Portland, ME Cumberland County Civic Center
15 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun
16 Worcester, MA DCU Center
19 Roanoke, VA Roanoke Performing Arts Theater
20 Nashville, TN Nashville Municipal Auditorium