Nikki Sixx’s new book, This is Gonna Hurt: Music, Photography and Life Through the Distorted Lens of Nikki Sixx is due in April 12m 2011. The new Sixx A.M. CD, This is Gonna Hurt will arrive in May 2011. You can pre-order the new book at this link.
The newly released teaser clip is available below.
I have some good news to tell you and believe me - I really enjoy to tell the world: The surgery was done over six weeks ago and the first therapy is done as well. All looks good so far and as [keyboardist] Jens [Johansson] told me before: ‘Do not worry, Jörg. What should survive in your body after all that you did to him!’ Finally, he was right. There are only small bits and bobs left – I will fight those with another therapy [session] in about four months time.I think I’ve been very lucky that it was discovered by one of my friends in a very early state. Very good that my friend decided to become a doctor; he was very lousy when he tried playing the guitar.
I’m currently practicing the drums to be ready and kicking again when the tour continues in the new year.
I will be back. Thanks again for everything! See you in Paris and everywhere else……
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ROCK OF THE DEAD VIDEO GAME & THE NEW ROB ZOMBIE “ICON” CD
Rob Zombie, along with Conspiracy Entertainment have created the ultimate Rob Zombie music and video game package for the taking!
Zombie is giving out 1 autographed guitar controller, 1 Rock of the Dead video game and 1-2CD ICON cd released on UMe various dates on the following online Zombie lovers site and some have are already in the works:
7digital, Zune, IHeartRadio.com, Shockhound, Coalition of Indie Music Stores & AOL
UMe released ROB ZOMBIE: ICON is a double assault 24-track double-CD out in the stores now. Revising as well as updating his previous collections with three 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– offers an overview of his solo career while adding tracks from his seminal days with White Zombie.
Conspiracy Entertainment’s Rock of the Dead, that features Rob Zombie himself and all collection of all his music from past to present including his latest new singles WHAT? and Mars Needs Women. Developed by Epicenter Studios, Rock of the Dead lets the players use their guitar or drum controllers to annihilate aliens, squash mutated insects and smash up the undead zombie hordes. Two players can play what is called a “competitive co-op” throughout the entire game rocking to a soundtrack featuring metalized versions of Bach, Brahms and other classical pieces as well as Rob Zombie and White Zombie hard-hitting tracks. Rock of the Dead is distributed nationwide by Tommo, Inc.
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Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the release of BENEDICTUM anticipated third full length album entitled “Dominion” on February 18th in Europe and March 8th in North America.
Surging forward as they are driven by the powerful momentum of front woman Veronica Freeman – whose unique and powerful style has been called one of the truly most extraordinary voices in Metal – and the guitar pyrotechnics of writer and guitarist Pete Wells, the time has come for the world to be on notice. Benedictum is again upon us.
Formed in 2005 and quickly noticed by Dio guitarist Craig Goldy, the wheels were soon set in motion for their debut album “Uncreation”. The collaboration of producer Jeff Pilson (Dokken, Dio, Foreigner) and the musical works of vocalist Veronica Freeman and Pete Wells along with the talent of drummer Blackie Sanchez, bassist Jesse Wright and keyboardist Chris Morgan, “Uncreation” was released to great reviews. Benedictum was selected as one of the top bands to watch in 2006 by Classic Rock magazine and one of Rock Hard Germany’s top 50 albums for that year. Guest appearances included Jeff Pilson, Craig Goldy and Jimmy Bain.
The result of the second collaboration between Jeff Pilson and Benedictum was their 2008 release “Seasons of Tragedy” which evolved them into a Metal force which could not be denied. With Veronicas’ raw and powerful vocals, songs with memorable melodies and the magical talent of Pete Wells along with new drummer Paul Courtois and the guidance of Jeff Pilson, “Seasons of Tragedy” further solidified the fact that there was something quite special at work here. “Seasons of Tragedy” garnered more great reviews and were on many a list for top albums of 2008. Guest appearances again by Jeff Pilson, Craig Goldy and also George Lynch who added his special flare to the track Bare Bones and the cover of Accept’s “Balls to the Wall”.
Their driving music and energetic shows allowed Benedictum to grace the stage of many festivals including Wacken, Gods of Metal, HRH and a tour with DORO.
Now ready for yet another amazing chapter, Benedictum are off on a new and exciting musical episode as they have signed a contract with Frontiers Records. Building upon their great foundation Benedictum has recruited Grammy Award winning producer Ryan Greene (Megadeth, F5, MXPX, NOFX) and are firing on all cylinders. With members Chris Shrum now on bass, Mike Pannone on drums and Tony Diaz on keyboards the new music promises to continue to expand the horizon for Benedictum and is sure to please current fans as well. From the onslaught of the opening track Dominion to the epic Epsilon and the heartfelt acoustic track Sanctuary, this album has it all. Adding to the already explosive sound of Dominion are guest appearances by Jeff Pilson, Craig Goldy and none other than Rudy Sarzo on the fist pumping track Bang.
The album “Dominion” contains an absolute musical journey with powerful riffs, well thought out lyrics and truly amazing musicianship. Crank it up, give it a listen and you too will become a “Victim of Benedictum”!
“Dominion” tracklisting includes:
Dominion; At The Gates; Seer; Grind It; Prodigal Son; The Shadowlands; Beautiful Pain; Dark Heart; Bang; Loud Silence; Epsilon; Sanctuary (Bonus Track); Overture/The Temples of Syrinx (Bonus Track)
Weblinks: www.benedictum.net / www.myspace.com/benedictum / www.frontiers.it
Before I picked up the CD, Bitten By the Beast from David “Rock” Feinstein, I wanted to check out his solo band’s 2004 debut Third Wish. I have heard a few good things about this disc, but I haven’t heard any songs off of it until I picked it up a couple of weeks ago.
The first thing that I noticed on Third Wish was the awesome vocals of John West. West is no stranger to the hard rock and metal world. He has sung in the bands Royal Hunt & Artension. He has a killer voice with an impressive range. I can’t believe that I haven’t listened to more of his stuff, but I will soon be on the hunt for some of his previous works. David “Rock” Feinstein is the cousin of Ronnie James Dio, and has played with him in several of his previous bands including Ronnie Dio and the Prophets, and Elf. What I didn’t know is just how good of a guitarist Feinstein is! His guitar work on Third Wish is pretty amazing.
The influences of Black Sabbath and DIO on Feinstein’s music is clearly obvious throughout Third Wish. The songs are filled with heavy riffs, excellent solos, and big vocals. If you are a fan of either of those bands, you are going to find a lot to like on Feinstein’s Third Wish.
Some of my favorites on this CD are the Dokken-esque tune “Rebelution”, the incredible anthem “Screaming Star”, & the killer title track “Third Wish”, and the heavy rocker “Masquerade” All four of these songs are worth the price of the CD by themselves. The title track ‘Third Wish” clocks in just shy of 9 minutes long, but it certainly doesn’t feel like it. It starts off slow but builds into an awesome metal beast. ”Masquerade” is another upbeat rocker with a huge vocal performance from John West.
From the opening riffs, to the catchy vocals of John West, ”Far Beyond” sounds like a lost DIO track.
The closing song “Inferno” is an instrumental that sounds like the bastard child of a Rainbow tune. This would be a killer intro for a live performance from Feinstein.
This CD flew under the radar for me, and I am embarrassed that I haven’t listened to this disc before now. I am glad I picked up Third Wish, and wouldn’t hesitate to buy this CD again. If you are a fan of classic metal, you need to find this disc now.
For more information on David “Rock” Feinstein, check out David’s myspace page.
- Screaming Star
- Third Wish
- Rule The World
- Far Beyond
- Poison Ivy
- Live To Ride, Ride To Live
David “Rock” Feinstein – Guitars
John West – Vocals
Jeff Howell – Bass Guitar
Nate Horton – Drums
Bob Twining – Keyboards