HEAVY ARTILLERY RECORDS is pleased to announce the scheduled release of Shocking Its Prey, the debut release from Richmond, VAs high-powered heavy metal quintet VOLTURE. The six track debut will be unleashed worldwide on January 25th 2011 on CD and limited edition Mini-LP formats. The tracks Volture and Heavy Metal Machine from the forthcoming Shocking Its Prey are available for preview now via the official VOLTURE Myspace profile.
With the humblest beginnings the seeds for VOLTURE were first laid in November 2008. Inspired by a mutual interest in obscure NWOBHM and early European heavy metal VOLTURE was born when friends Ryan Waste (of MUNICIPAL WASTE) and Nick Poulos over a few beers agreed to channel those mutual interests into a fully realized project. With Ryan and Nick, respectively, on bass and guitar they were soon joined by vocalist Brent Hubbard and drummer Barry Cover, who had previously worked with Ryan in 2003 in a band called IMMORTAL AVENGER. Also joining the fold was Ryans fellow MUNICIPAL WASTE band mate, Landphil on rhythm guitar. Throughout 2009, a demanding tour schedule with their other bands left the members of VOLTURE with minimal time to practice. Landphil left the band and the remaining four focused their attention on writing during this time. In January 2010 the four piece entered a small studio in Ryans neighborhood to lay down the tracks for Shocking Its Prey, sans any modern studio trickery solely relying on capturing VOLTUREs natural ability to unleash raw, unedited heavy metal fury.
Upon putting the finishing touches on Shocking Its Prey, VOLTURE welcomed to its ranks guitarist Dave Boyd, known for his work with heavy metal stalwarts TWISTED TOWER DIRE. With the line up in place and forthcoming mini lp, work on creating its own iconography begun by envisioning VOLTURE as an electric bird made of steel, shocking its prey to an untimely demise came into focus. This vision was brought to life by artist Sean McGrath and perfected in paint by the great Andrei Bouzikov, all under the direction of Ryan. With all of the creative pieces in place VOLTURE came to the attention of New Yorks purveyors of steel, HEAVY ARTILLERY RECORDS, whom will release Shocking Its Prey in all of its glory world wide on January 25th, 2011.
With tour plans and a full length album on the horizon, the future is bright for VOLTURE as they shock the music world back to life with their brand of true heavy metal!
Listen to VOLTURE at http://www.myspace.com/voltureheavymetal
The postponed dates include:
11/17/2010 Metro – Chicago, IL
11/18/2010 Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN
11/20/2010 Summit – Denver, CO
11/21/2010 Sunshine Theatre – Albuquerque, NM
Rev Theory are back! The band recently released “Justice”, which is the first single off of the bands forthcoming album of the same name. You can purchase the single on iTunes here: http://bit.ly/cWwKs9. Justice will be the band’s third studio album and the follow up to 2008’s breakthrough Light It Up.
“Justice means so much to us,” explains guitarist Julien Jorgensen. “It’s not just an album title. It’s a call to action. As a band we have rallied around the belief that, with this album, our time has come and we are going to grab it.”
For updates on Rev Theory and to hear the new single visit: www.revtheory.com
Pop Evil’s new single “Last Man Standing” has been chosen to be featured in upcoming promotional spots for NASCAR‘s Sprint Cup Series. The song comes from the band’s new Johnny K (Disturbed, Staind, 3 Doors Down) produced album War Of Angels, which is set to hit stores February 8th through Universal Republic.
“Last Man Standing” is already surging up the rock radio charts and approaching the top 25. The track was premiered in an exclusive training video from former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir and has also been heard on ESPN during college football highlights.
Through their official website (www.linkinpark.com) LINKIN PARK has announced dates for their US tour, kicking off January 20th in Sunrise, Florida. Supporting Linkin Park on various dates on the cross continent trek are The Prodigy, Pendulum and Does It Offend You, Yeah?
Tickets to the general public will begin going on sale Saturday, November 20 but fans can go to www.linkinpark.com to learn how to get their tickets beginning immediately through a special offering on the band’s web site.
Prior to the 2011 US tour — which will be the band’s first since 2008, they completed a highly-acclaimed, sold-out tour of Europe which garnered rave reviews. Touring in support of their recently released album, A Thousand Suns, which debuted on top of the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart, Linkin Park’s live show is a celebration of sound and vision — a transformative multi-media experience that befits the power of the music. The press has been buzzing about the most recent shows in Europe. The UK’s Guardian says, “The stage is decked out with giant screens, but it’s low and reaches right into the arena, giving simultaneous impressions of a spectacle and being ‘one with the fans,'” and London’s Evening Standard called the band’s 2 night sold-out stand at the O2 Arena, “exhilarating.”
The tour’s set list combines the biggest hits of the band’s career, as well as material from the new album, which has been described as a psychedelic journey that explores the conflict between technology and humanity. Lead vocalist Chester Bennington says, “The new songs work really well alongside the older stuff. Plus, there’s a strong, powerful message to A Thousand Suns, and we’ve transferred that into the show. Our aim was that we’re not just putting on a live performance, but something that’s visually spectacular as well.”
Linkin Park was just voted ‘Best Live Act’ at the 2010 MTV European Music Awards. As a special “thank you” to concert goers, included as a bonus with the purchase of every ticket, fans will be able to download a live recording of the show they attended by texting a code from their mobile phones that will be displayed at the venue. Additionally, one dollar for each ticket purchased will go to Music For Relief, a charity founded by Linkin Park to provide relief to victims of natural disasters and to bring awareness to solutions to the global warming challenge.
Joining Linkin Park on tour will be UK legends, The Prodigy opening the show from February 15th through 26th. Pendulum and Does It Offend You, Yeah? will be kicking off the tour on January 20th thru February 11th.
Linkin Park live footage:
with Pendulum and Does It Offend You ,Yeah?
Jan 20 Sunrise, FL @ Bank Atlantic Center
Jan 22 Tampa, FL @ St Pete Times Forum
Jan 23 Atlanta, GA @ Phillips Arena
Jan 25 Detroit, MI @ Joe Louis Arena
Jan 26 Chicago, IL @ United Center
Jan 28 Minneapolis, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
Jan 29 Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
Jan 31 Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
Feb 1 Boston, MA @ TD Garden
Feb 4 New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
Feb 7 Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
Feb 8 Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
Feb 10 Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
Feb 11 Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun
with The Prodigy:
Feb 15 Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
Feb 17 Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
Feb 19 Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand – Garden Arena
Feb 20 San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
Feb 23 Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center
Feb 25 Salt Lake City, UT @ Energy Solutions Arena
Feb 26 Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
For on-sale info and tour updates go to www.linkinpark.com
Hinder has released a video for the song “Put That Record On” from the band’s upcoming album, All American Nightmare. The song is a tribute to all the bands that Hinder grew up listening to, with references to The Rolling Stones, Motley Crue, Led Zeppelin, Gunz n’ Roses, Aerosmith, Rainbow , Bob Seeger, Ozzy Osbourne, and AC/DC.
The video is a salute too all those bands and more.
Check it out here:
Hinder’s new album, All American Nightmare hits stores December 7th, and features songs co written by the Warner Bros out of Nashville ( Tim McGraw’ writers and band)
Check out the new video clip “Grapes of Wrath”, and the band’s cover of the classic Judas Priest song “Nightcrawler” from the Massachusetts metal band Ravage!
After last years successful debut release in 2009 and a busy year of writing, recording and performing just a few gigs, Chandler Mogel, Bob Katsionis, Mark Cross, Tony Kash and Sverd T. return with only one show in Greece for their fans on Friday, November 19th to the REVENGE OF ROCK in Athens, Greece! Recently the “Revenge of Rock” expanded its stage, added new lights and sound to it’s production and will ensure much greater live quality in the future!
Outloud will perform a full set of their first album’s material, as well as a few songs from the upcoming album which has recently been mixed, but not released yet!
Don’t miss that unique show, meet the band and rock away the night!
Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=127404383983518