Black Tide have just released two new singles on iTunes as a teaser for their upcoming sophomore album. The song’s “Honest Eyes” and “Bury Me” were produced by GGGarth and Josh Wilbur. The band have released several webisodes from these recording sessions. The latest features a push-up competition between the two producers and other feats of strength from the band, check it out here: http://bit.ly/ct3vRM
The band are currently on the road with Bullet For My Valentine and Escape The Fate. The full tour dates can be seen on Black Tide’s Myspace: www.myspace.com/blacktide
“Honest Eyes” iTunes buy link: http://bit.ly/975PnY
“Bury Me” iTunes buy link: http://bit.ly/cRm02k
KISS brings traditional media and new media together to broadcast ‘The Hottest Show on Earth’
In a music event that will mark the first time a band of historic magnitude has streamed a free concert to millions through a social game, KISS (www.KISSonline.com) will broadcast their final North American date of their hugely-successful 2010 Hottest Show on Earth concert tour live in Booyah’s Nightclub City (http://apps.facebook.com/nightclubcity), a wildly-popular, music-centric social game and marketing platform for musicians on Facebook. The live concert will bring new and traditional media together by simultaneously airing on sites KROQ.com in Los Angeles and CBS Radio rock station websites nationwide via Ustream on Saturday, September 25, where KISS is headlining the Epicenter Twenty Ten Festival in Fontana, California.
Fans of KISS will be able to watch the iconic band play for FREE by simply logging on to the Nightclub City application in Facebook or by going to the KISS Ustream site. Those who view the concert in Nightclub City will be given exclusive KISS branded virtual goods to use in the game. In addition, Nightclub City players will have access to a dedicated KISS playlist in the game, featuring the top KISS songs of all-time.
Nightclub City is a digital game based around real-world music, and the landmark KISS event represents Booyah’s platform as a real-world gaming leader blending interactive entertainment with social apps while blurring the lines between the real and digital worlds.
“We’re celebrating the end of a monster tour by giving everyone a chance to relive some of what they heard and saw at the show. Unfortunately, we will not be responsible for computers melting,” said KISS co-founder Paul Stanley.
“We have always believed in pushing the boundaries…in giving the fans bang for the buck…in going where no band has gone before,” added KISS co-founder Gene Simmons. “This one’s gonna rock big time!”
The dynamic world of Nightclub City is powered by Booyah’s vision of fusing elements from the real and digital worlds to create new forms of interactive entertainment. Since opening its club doors in April 2010, more than 8.6 million active players have joined the party per month, and experienced new music within the social game setting and created special experiences that go beyond the realm of the digital world.
Those who watch the KISS concert through Nightclub City will be rewarded with special KISS- branded virtual goods. The broadcast starts at xxx on Saturday, September 25 at http://apps.facebook.com/nightclubcity.
KISS, the legendary American rock band formed in New York City in 1972, is one of the most influential bands in the history of rock and roll. Their career milestones are staggering. KISS is one of America’s top gold-record champions who recorded 37 albums over 36 years and has sold more than 80 million albums worldwide. Over thirty years of record-breaking tours around the globe include high-profile appearances at Super Bowl XXXIII, the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, the 2005 Rockin’ The Corps concert dedicated to our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, and, most recently, the 2009 finale of American Idol that boasted 30 million viewers.
The KISS legacy continues to grow generation after generation. The unparalleled devotion and loyalty of the KISS Army to the “Hottest Band in the World” is a striking testament to the band’s unbreakable bond with its fans. In 2009, KISS was nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Sonic Boom, KISS’ first album in 11 years and produced by Paul Stanley, is available exclusively at Wal-Mart, Walmart.com and Sam’s Club. For additional information on KISS, visit www.KISSonline.com.
Booyah, headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., is a leading social web and mobile entertainment company. Booyah’s mission is to be the singular destination for real-world entertainment. The entire development team draws its creativity from the consumer web and social gaming space and highly respected interactive entertainment studios, including Blizzard Entertainment, Activision, EA and Insomniac Games. Booyah is financed by Accel Partners and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers’ iFund. Learn more at www.booyah.com.
Scott Thomas, drummer of Southern-Rock/Country band Parmalee, is in critical condition after being shot three times outside of The Money nightclub in Rock Hill South Carolina by an armed man trying to rob the band after performing at the club. “We are wishing for a quick recovery for Scott Thomas” says Josh McSwain, Parmalee band member. “The band is at his side and we are staying positive. Thank you to all the fans for the love and kind words. Please keep Scott in your prayers and together we will all get through this. Thank you very much.”
Hard Rock Hideout has two autographed copies of My Darkest Days hot new self titled CD to giveaway to two lucky readers.
Please enter you name and email address in the box below to enter the drawing! You can check out the band’s new video, “Pornstar Dancing” featuring Zakk Wylde, and Chad Kroeger below!
My Darkest Days new CD is available in stores now!
MY DARKEST DAYS
Matt Walst: Vocals/rhythm guitars
Brendan McMillan: Bass/backing vocals
Doug Oliver: Drums/backing vocals
Sal Coz Costa: Lead guitar/backing vocals
“So many roads that I’ve taken/When nobody thought I could make it/And even though I had to go it alone/I still survived.” “World Belongs to Me”
The world doesn’t yet belong to My Darkest Days, but they’ve come a long way since singer/guitarist Matt Walst, drummer Doug Oliver and bassist Brendan McMillan started the band, equally influenced by hard rock groups like Nirvana, Tool and Deftones, along with the songwriting approach of the Beatles, in the small town of Norwood, Ontario, where they grew up. Walst got a first-hand glimpse at what it takes to succeed from his older brother Brad, bassist and co-founder of platinum rock band Three Days Grace, which helped when the group set out to record their debut, self-titled Mercury Records album.
“I learned to work hard and practice from them,” says Matt. “I learned how to write songs by watching how they took catchy riffs and put memorable melodies to them.”
That approach comes through for everyone to hear on the new album, co-produced by Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger—who co-wrote a majority of the songs with My Darkest Days—as well as producer and engineer Joey Moi. The first single, the raucous, rollicking “Porn Star Dancing” leads the way, an instant stripper pole classic in the mode of Motley Crue’s “Girls Girls Girls,” and Def Leppard’s “Pour Some Sugar on Me,” featuring a Kroeger cameo in two different versions, a rocker with guitarist Zakk Wylde and a rap take courtesy labelmate Ludacris.
“She wraps those hands around that pole/She licks those lips and off we go/She takes it off nice and slow/’Cause that’s porn star dancing.”
“We definitely intended to make this song a strip club anthem, and I bet you will eventually hear it in every one,” laughs Doug.
“Luda totally killed it,” remembers Matt. “We sent the song to him, he dug the track, and his rhymes are just awesome.”
“To see him in person was so cool,” nods Sal. “He was so humble. With most rap stars, you wonder what makes them so special. But the minute Luda walked into the room, you knew right away why he is where he is. He just took control, literally grabbed the video camera and began rapping.”
Taking their name from those moments where Matt says he draws his songwriting inspiration, My Darkest Days combine the rowdy celebration of rock sexuality alongside more personal observations about relationship. The salacious “Move Your Body” with its leering “You come on tapping at your back door, baby” come-on, and the sensual reggae world beat of “Setitonfire” (“I lose my mind/With the way you move”) are balanced by autobiographical tales like “Every Lie,” “Like Nobody Else” and the country twang of “Come Undone,” featuring sassy vocals from yet another labelmate, the comely Jessie James.
“Half of our music is about partying and the other half is about shitty situations we’ve gotten ourselves into,” says Walst, who writes the group’s lyrics. “I believe you have to take the good with the bad, and that comes through in our songs.”
“We wanted to show our diversity musically and lyrically,” says Sal, who joined the band almost a year ago just in time for a label showcase and to record their debut album. “As much as we are a heavy rock band, we’ve all gone through emotional moments that we want to put into our songs.”
“It’s a fucked-up situation/When the one that you love is never enough/It’s a fucked up fascination/When the one that you trust is traded for lust.”
“Fucked Up Situation” is perhaps the best example of the band’s ability to turn their life into a song that deals with an adulterous affair in a small town, where the sex has a nasty sadomasochistic side to it.
“The lyrics remind me of a classic country song,” says Brendan. “Small town, cheating wife… people are always interested in that sort of thing.”
“That chorus seems to hit home,” nods Matt. “Some people are in relationships where they love the person, but they need more.”
“That’s the key to music and life in general,” answers Sal. “Balance, the yin and the yang. At the end of the day, that’s what we’re all about.”
With the dubwise spaciousness of “Can’t Forget You” and the Police-like island rhythms of “Setitonfire,” My Darkest Days show their versatility.
“I love writing with different people,” adds Matt. “I like having different flavors on the album. I’m a big fan of Top 40 and dance music as well as hard rock. It’s cool to bring all of those into our songs.”
“If I had my way/I’d spend every day/Right by your side/And if I could stop time/Believe me/I’d try for you.” “Without You”
The band is also capable of the wide-screen cinematic epic, such as “World Belongs to Me,” which begins with what sounds like the X Files theme—an irony, since much of the album was recorded at the show’s one-time base of Vancouver, home of Nickelback—and the closing, flick-your-cell phone arena-rock anthem, “Without You,” both of which can be seen as nods to the band’s loyal and growing fan base.
And now, My Darkest Days are set to reap the rewards of the 10,000 hours Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers insist you need to perfect your craft.
Having shared the stage with Three Days Grace, Theory of a Deadman, Papa Roach and more, the group has honed their live act, winning several talent contests in their native Canada.
Even with a major label debut ready to hit the streets, My Darkest Days maintain their focus.
“Our day-to-day life hasn’t changed, even if the stakes are definitely higher,” says Brendan. “We still practice very day. There’s no screwing around. It feels good to know all those days, living on nothing, were actually worth it.”
“We’re willing to do whatever it takes,” adds Sal. “In the end, we just want to get our message out to the world.”
GWAR’S BLOODY PIT OF HORROR OUT NOVEMBER 9th, 2010 ON METAL BLADE RECORDS
FANGORIA is proud to announce that we will be working with GWAR on their next music video. The song “Zombies, March!” will be the first video from GWAR‘s new album, “GWAR‘s Bloody Pit of Horror”, which will be released on Metal Blade Records on November 9th, 2010. The video will be shot in Richmond, Virginia during September and October. Expect to see a finished product by late Fall.
FANGORIA‘s own David McKendry will be directing. McKendry (who just finished directing Municipal Waste’s video for “Acid Sentence”) is very excited to be working with this legendary group of monsters. McKendry said, “When a few of the band members approached me about directing the video, I was pretty sure they were going to kill me and take my wallet, or kill my wallet and take me (it was a hard situation to read). But apparently it was legit, and they really want me to direct a video. I had always been a huge fan of GWAR‘s music. Plus the constant threat of being hurled into the jaws of GorGor keeps me on my toes.”
Said infernal overlord and GWAR lead singer Oderus Urungus -”When I found out we were working with FANGORIA on our new video, I immediately sacrificed 50 Norwegian babies on my Burning Altar of Syphilis. This has led to a huge reaction from the undead community; I mean they were literally coming through the walls! Indeed, I think we are going to have to have some kind of zombie try-outs…I don’t want to be stuck with mostly old people and o.d.s. We are going for some real variety and everything from fresh abortions to chain-gunned Taliban members will be appearing!”
For the no doubt disturbing video, FANGORIA will be recruiting around 75 zombie extras from the Richmond, Virginia/Washington DC area. Keep checking FANGORIA.com for more details. “I love working with the undead,” said GWAR bass player and sexual sadist Beefcake the Mighty, “as long as the catering is adequate.”
For all you zombies, GWAR is currently celebrating their 25th year of re-awakened horror amongst the miserable inhabitants of planet Earth, and their continued alliance Metal Blade Records. Keep up with GWAR and Metal Blade at www.gwar.net for all the latest GWAR news, sightings, Zombie auditions, and more!
FANGORIA ENTERTAINMENT- FANGORIA sliced its way onto the scene in 1979, becoming the only national publication devoted to the modern horror genre. Three decades later, FANGORIA is still the number one authority on all things scary! FANGORIA provides the best in horror entertainment and news coverage including the website, magazine, film production division, comic book division, convention circuit, and TV On-Demand Channel. FANGORIA ENTERTAINMENT: We know what scares you!
Catch GWAR on the “Bloody Tour Of Horror”, with The Casualties, Infernaeon and Mobile Deathcamp:
10/2 – Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
10/4 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue
10/5 – Knoxville, TN @ Valarium
10/7 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
10/8 - Ybor City, FL @ The Ritz Ybor
10/9 - Orlando, FL @ Firestone Live
10/10 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
10/11 – Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ Southend
10/12 - Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts
10/13 - Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
10/14 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
10/15 - Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights
10/16 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium – Rock N Shock Festival*
10/17 - Montreal, QC @ Theatre Telus
10/19 - Moncton, NB @ Club Oxygen
10/20 - Halifax, NS @ The New Palace
10/22 - Quebec City, QC @ Theatre Imperial
10/23 - Toronto, ON @ Opera House
10/24 - Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall
10/26 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
10/27 - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
10/28 – Sauget, IL @ Pop’s
10/29 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
10/30 – Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s
10/31 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
11/2 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
11/3 – Little Rock, AR @ The Village
11/4 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
11/5 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
11/6 – Austin, TX @ Waterloo Park*
11/8 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada
11/9 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
11/10 – Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theater
11/11 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theater
11/12 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
11/13 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theater
11/14 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theater
11/15 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
11/16 – West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
11/17 – Ventura, CA @ Majestic Ventura Theater
11/18 – Chico, CA @ Senator Theater
11/19 – Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory
11/20 – Bend, OR @ Midtown Music Hall
11/21 – San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
11/22 – Pomona, CA @ The Glass House Concert Hall
11/24 – Magna, UT @ The Great Salt Air
11/26 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
11/27 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory Concert House
11/28 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
11/29 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
12/1 – Edmonton, AB @ Edmonton Events Centre
12/2 – Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall Ballroom
12/3 – Regina, SK @ Riddell Centre
12/4 – Winnipeg, MB @ The Garrick Centre
12/6 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Cabooze
*Denotes Festival Date
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12/10 – Auckland, New Zealand @ ASB Showgrounds
12/12 – Perth, Australia @ Arena Joondalup
12/15 – Adelaide, Australia @ Adelaide Entertainment Centre
12/17 – Melbourne, Australia @ Melbourne Showgrounds
12/18 – Sydney, Australia @ The Entertainment Quarter Moore Park
12/19 – Brisbane, New Zealand @ RNA Showgrounds
CHECK OUT GWAR ON THE WEB
Frontiers Records is excited to announce the release of the third chapter of ALLEN / LANDE project entitled “The Showdown” on November 5th 2010.
ALLEN / LANDE represents the finest expression of Melodic Metal nowadays. With two world renowned singers, Jorn Lande (of Jorn and Masterplan) and Russell Allen (of Symphony X) sharing lead vocals, this project has become a staple among the fans of Hard Rock and Melodic Heavy Metal music. The first chapter of Jorn Lande and Russell Allen’s collaboration, “The Battle” was unleashed in September 2005 with unanimous acclaim from fans and critics alike. Many websites and magazines named it “Record of the Year”. Its success made it one of the most popular releases ever in Melodic Heavy Metal, thanks to beautiful, sweeping piano and keyboards, heavy guitar riffs, virtuoso guitar solos, hooky choruses and the vocal talents of two of the finest Heavy Metal vocalists around.
In spring 2007, the second chapter entitled “The Revenge” was released and met again with an amazing reaction from press and fans. Heavier and with a tighter production, thanks to the involvement of Dennis Ward (PINK CREAM 69, ANGRA, PLACE VENDOME) at the mix, the album excited the fans who loved the first chapter.
Now it is the turn of “The Showdown”, the anticipated third album of the studio project. “With two of the best singers in the business it’s easy to get inspiration to write good music” says the mastermind of the project, Swedish guitar player, songwriter and producer Magnus Karlsson, who adds “When it was decided that Russell and Jorn were going to sing on the first album I knew that if I could just write great songs and get the right mix it would have a very good chance to be a success”. Musically “The Showdown” sounds like “A mix of both previous releases with “The Battle” being more Melodic and “The Revenge” which was more in the Hard Rock direction”, according to Karlsson, who concludes “I’m more satisfied than ever with the songs and performances, but also because the mix by Achim Kohler (Primal Fear) is by far the best I ever had on any album!”
“The Showdown” cover art was designed once again by Rodney Matthews (Asia, Magnum, Diamond Head etc.) and includes the following tracks: The Showdown; Judgement Day; Never Again; Turn All Into Gold; Bloodlines; Copernicus; We Will Rise Again; The Guardian; Maya; The Artist; Eternity; Alias (bonus track).
The songs “Judgement Day” and “The Showdown” can exclusively be listened in full in streaming on the Frontiers Web radio from September 21st.
Tune in at: www.frontiers.it/webradio
The album will be exclusively be available in the CD digipak edition (first pressing), limited vinyl and digital download.
ALLEN / LANDE
Jorn Lande: vocals
Russell Allen: vocals
Magnus Karlsson: guitars, bass, keyboards
Jaime Salazar: drums
It is hard for me to believe that two years has gone by since Disturbed’s last album Indestructible. It was Indestructible CD and tour that made a fan of Disturbed, so needless to say, I have been looking forward to Disturbed’s follow-up to that CD. The band’s latest album Asylum is finally here, and has secured yet another #1 spot for Disturbed. How does Asylum stack up? Read on.
I expected Disturbed to come slammin’ out of the gate with a heavy rocker, so they took me by surprise with the instrumental track “Remnants”. The track opens with some moody keyboards, and closes with a cool guitar riff that sounds like a mix between Pantera’s “Cemetary Gates” and the beginning of Great White’s “Save Your Love”. This is a very cool beginning to the song “Asylum”, and an unexpected approach for Disturbed.
“Asylum” is more of what I expected Disturbed to open the album with. This is a hard-hitting number with the sound that Disturbed is known for. I have played this song several times and I just can’t get into this. I have heard Disturbed record many songs like this one, but to me the song “Asylum” is not as good as most of the songs on Indestructible.
I like the song “Infection”, but the lyrics kind of make me chuckle. Every time I hear “the infection must die” I think to myself, get you some penicillin dude.
Somehow I can see the song “Warrior” showing up on WWE as a theme song for one of the wrestlers. It is just an ok song in my opinion.
“Another Way To Die” is easily my favorite track on “Asylum”. To me, this song is the most memorable on the album, and features some of the best guitar work from Dan Donegan.
With the song “The Animal”, I can see Disturbed trying to grow in their music. While not a huge departure from their sound, I can see a few small things that shows some growth with Disturbed. First and foremost David Draiman’s vocals are excellent. While this song is on the heavy side, the keyboards are a nice touch. This ought to be the band’s next single in my opinion.
Depending on which version of Asylum you picked up, you album will either close with the song “Innocence” or the bonus track “Leave it Alone”. “Innocence” is a pretty cool rocker, and a good way for Disturbed to go out swinging. Oddly enough, my CD was supposed to come with the bonus song “Leave it Alone”. After hitting play, and enduring a minute a half of dead silence, a completely different song appeared. Disturbed covered the U2 song, “I Still Have’s Found What I’m Looking For”. This is a more rockin’ version of the classic U2 song. I have always liked Disturbed’s take on the some of the big 80 hits. This one is easily as solid as some of their previous covers.
I have given Asylum several spins, and I don’t think this album is as strong as their previous releases. I can see this CD as being a grower, but the songs just haven’t stuck with me as of yet. Asylum isn’t a bad album, and I would recommend checking out the videos below to hear a couple of the tracks from the CD. Disturbed fans will probably enjoy Asylum.
Rating: Out of 10
3. The Infection
5. Another Way to Die
6. Never Again
7. The Animal
10. My Child
13. Leave It Alone
David Draiman – lead vocals, backing vocals
Dan Donegan – guitar, electronics, backing vocals
John Moyer – bass, backing vocals
Mike Wengren – drums, percussions, backing vocals
CAREER SPANNING RETROSPECTIVE ALBUM TELEPHANTASM IN-STORES 9/28
Soundgarden have just released their first new music video in over 10 years for the song “Black Rain,” which is available on the upcoming career retrospective album Telephantasm, in-stores 9/28. The sci-fi leaning animated video was directed by Brendan Small, creator of the animated metal show, Metalocalypse. You can watch the video below!
On 9/28 the band will be releasing various packages for Telephantasm. Contents of the release and full tracklisting are below:
Telephantasm (Single CD):
1. Hunted Down
2. Hands All Over
4. Rusty Cage
5. Birth Ritual
6. Black Hole Sun
8. My Wave
9. Fell On Black Days
10. Burden In My Hand
11. Blow Up The Outside World
12. Black Rain (Previously Unreleased)
Telephantasm (2CD/Limited Edition DVD)
*Previously Unreleased on CD
CD – Disc One
1. All Your Lies
2. Hunted Down
4. Beyond The Wheel
5. Flower (BBC Session)*
6. Hands All Over
7. Big Dumb Sex
8. Get On The Snake (Live)
9. Room A Thousand Years Wide (Single Version)*
10. Rusty Cage
12. Slaves & Bulldozers
CD – Disc Two
1. Jesus Christ Pose (Live)
2. Birth Ritual
3. My Wave
6. Black Hole Sun
7. Fell On Black Days (Video Version)
8. Burden In My Hand
10. Pretty Noose (Live on SNL)*
11. Blow Up The Outside World (MTV Live ‘N’ Loud)*
12. Black Rain*
DVD – THE MUSIC VIDEOS
-All Videos Previously Unreleased Except ^
2. Hands All Over^
3. Loud Love^
4. Jesus Christ Pose- (Original Version)
6. Rusty Cage
7. My Wave^
9. The Day I Tried To Live (Uncensored)^
10. Black Hole Sun^
11. Fell On Black Days^
12. Pretty Noose (Uncensored)
13. Burden In My Hand
14. Blow Up The Outside World (Uncensored)
1. Spoonman (Mash-up Version)
2. The Day I Tried To Live (European Version)
4. Pretty Noose (International Version)
5. Pretty Noose (Alternate Ending)
6. Blow Up The Outside World (Censored)
SUPER DELUXE VERSION:
2 CDs + Ltd Ed DVD + 3 heavy vinyl discs plus more in deluxe packaging