Dream Theater’s JAMES LABRIE is easily one of the defining, elite and naturally talented vocalists the world has to offer and he further challenges himself with an aggressive and dynamic new solo effort. Go to http://www.insideoutmusic.com/specials/jameslabrie/ to get a FREE MP3 of the song ..”Mislead..” from JAMES LABRIE’s new album, Static Impulse. All you have to do is spread the word via Facebook or Twitter and the song is yours! The album comes out on September 24th in Germany/Austria/Switzerland, on September 27th in the UK/EU and September 28th in North America.
LABRIE states: “The track ‘Mislead’ was a sleeping giant for Matt Guillory (keyboards) and I. Most of the parts came quickly, but seemed to be missing the key elements or ingredients that would keep you in its grip the entire ride. We kept playing with the interaction of the instruments and vocal melodies. Matt kept working his magic with the interplay of the keys, bass, guitar and drums. It wasn..’t until I was almost ready to lay my vocals that Matt and I felt it had all that it needed, but we wouldn..’t see the proof in the pudding until after both mine and Peter..’s vocals were laid.
“Peter..’s vocals were done before mine which enabled me to feed off his energy and really nail the attitude and personality needed for this song. What began as one of the maybe, maybe not tunes for this disc. It ultimately ended up being one of our favorites. The lyrics I wrote deal with the ever present corruption and oppression in far too many governments. I know lighten up right, I..’m light; it..’s them who need to chill out. Enjoy.”
Guillory further comments: “In the writing process, ‘Mislead’ ended up being more of a challenge than the other songs. It..’s got all the right ingredients though; dense syncopated riffing, atmospheric keyboards, melodic hooks, and over-the-top vocals. In the end, we..’re really pleased with the way it turned out. I absolutely love the contrast between James..’ crystal-clear lead vocal delivery and Peter..’s melo-death screams...”
The much anticipated new full-length offering, Static Impulse, also marks LABRIE’s first solo effort in over five years and is sure to please his legion of diehard fans, as well as win over many new devotees in the process. Static Impulse also features the immensely talented longtime songwriting partner and keyboardist Matt Guillory. Another notable performance is Peter Wildoer from metal titans DARKANE on drums and screaming vocals. The group is rounded out by Marco Sfogli on guitars and Ray Riendeau on bass. Static Impulse was mixed and mastered by the renowned Jens Bogren (Opeth, Katatonia).
JAMES LABRIE “Static Impulse”
(CD, InsideOut Music | EMI)
Release G/A/S: September 24th, 2010
Release Date Europe: September 27th, 2010
Release Date North America: September 28th 2010
James LaBrie – Static Impulse US Tour Dates
11/26/2010 – Tremont Music Hall – Charlotte NC
11/27/2010 – Volume 11 – Raleigh NC
11/29/2010 – The Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
11/30/2010 – Powerglove Trocadero Theater – Philadelphia PA
12/02/2010 – Club Soda – Montreal QUE
12/03/2010 – The Opera House – Toronto OT
12/04/2010 – Blondie’s – Detroit, MI
12/06/2010 – Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
12/07/2010 – Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL
12/08/2010 – Station 4 – St. Paul, MN
12/10/2010 – El Corazon – Seattle, WA
12/11/2010 – Berbati’s Pan – Portland, OR
12/14/2010 – Key Club, West Hollywood, CA
12/15/2010 – Ventura Theatre – Ventura, CA
12/16/2010 – The Marquee – Tempe, AZ
12/18/2010 – Backstage Live – San Antonio, TX
12/19/2010 – Trees – Dallas, TX
12/20/2010 – Scout Bar – Houston, TX
After touring all summer, American Bang will continue on the road for a fall trek in support of their self-titled major label debut, which was released by Reprise Records. The tour, with The Gracious Few, will see the band through the end of October.
American Bang’s current single, “Whiskey Walk” is in rotation at key radio stations across the country. While their debut single, “Wild & Young” is holding fast at No. 22 at Active Rock after reaching more than 27 million listeners at Active and Alternative Rock formats. American Bang is currently an “Incoming!” artist on the Fuse network, which is hosting a series of behind-the-scenes webisodes on Fuse.tv. Watch the video for “Whiskey Walk,” which takes place in an abandoned chemical warehouse and captures the band’s explosive stage presence and their ability to rock n’ameri roll.
American Bang Fall Tour Dates
10/08 Charlotte, NC Visulite Theatre**
10/09 Charleston, SC The Music Farm**
10/10 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade**
10/13 Houston, TX The Warehouse**
10/14 Dallas, TX The Loft**
10/15 Austin, TX The Independent**
10/16 Little Rock, AR Revolution Music Room**
10/17 Fort Smith, AR Neumeier’s Rib Room and Beer Garden
10/19 Memphis, TN Newby’s**
10/20 New Orleans, LA Tipitina’s Uptown**
10/26 Cincinnati, OH 20th Century Theatre**
10/28 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall**
10/29 Flint, MI The Machine Shop**
**denotes show with The Gracious Few
Single-CD And Double-CD Retrospectives Chronicle Rock’s
Master Of Grooves And Gore
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The Master of monster mayhem is back to unleash two new ghoulish delights with the best of Rob Zombie’s psycho-metal music in tow. Rob Zombie – Icon (Geffen/UMe) is a double assault with a 12-track single-CD and 24-track double-CD versions are out in the stores now. Revising as well as updating his previous collections with tracks from his most recent super-smash studio masterpiece album—the Top 10-charting Hellbilly Deluxe 2: Noble Jackals, Penny Dreadfuls And The Systematic Dehumanization Of Cool–the single-CD (exclusive to Walmart) offers an overview of his solo career while the double-CD (exclusive to Best Buy) adds tracks from his seminal days with White Zombie.
Whether it’s the single-CD or double-CD, Rob Zombie – Icon represents the best of rock’s most frightful vision of the dark side. Rob Zombie – Icon is part of the new Icon series of albums from Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) featuring the greatest hits, signature tunes and fan favorites of the most popular artists in music history. 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.
Showcasing Zombie’s command of the horror movie genre, Zombie’s first film, HOUSE OF 1,000 CORPSES (Lionsgate 2004), became an instant cult classic. In 2005, Zombie assaulted the film world with the critically acclaimed THE DEVIL’S REJECTS (Lionsgate). In 2007, Zombie had a bona fide blockbuster hit with his re-imagining of HALLOWEEN, and his sequel HALLOWEEN 2 (2009) had record-breaking success at the box office as well.
This year, Zombie returns to making music. Zombie enthusiasts can also look forward to the release of the special edition of HELLBILLY DELUXE 2 via new label home Roadrunner/Loud & Proud Records. Set to street on September 28, this deluxe version of HD2 will feature three brand new tracks: “Everything Is Boring,” “Michael” and “Devil’s Hole Girls And The Big Revolution,” as well as a reimagining of “The Man Who Laughs.” In addition, 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” with Cooper on board, and a 30-minute DVD featuring a tour documentary entitled “Transylvanian Transmissions,” along with all-new expanded artwork.
3. Living Dead Girl
4. Feel So Numb
5. Never Gonna Stop (The Red Red Kroovy)
6. Scum Of The Earth
7. House Of 1000 Corpses
8. Foxy Foxy
9. American Witch
10. The Devil’s Rejects
12. Mars Needs Women
1. Thunder Kiss ‘65
2. Black Sunshine
3. Super-Charger Heaven
4. More Human Than Human
5. Feed The Gods
6. The One
7. The Great American Nightmare
10. Living Dead Girl
11. Demonoid Phenomenon
12. Meet The Creeper
1. Feel So Numb
2. Never Gonna Stop (The Red Red Kroovy)
3. Scum Of The Earth
4. House Of 1000 Corpses
5. Foxy Foxy
6. American Witch
7. The Lords Of Salem
8. Let It All Bleed Out
9. The Devil’s Rejects
11. Sick Bubblegum
12. Mars Needs Women
I dread Monday’s as much as everyone else. I stumbled up on the Helix’s new video “Monday Morning Meltdown” on the Helix website over the weekend, and thought it was pretty appropriate for today!. Check it out!