As a 1st move in 2011 instrumental rockers LONG DISTANCE CALLING made the brand new track “The Figrin D’an Boogie” available as free download. For some boogie head over to: http://www.superballmusic.com/specials/LDC/
Get yourself in the mood for the upcoming album with some moving pictures that are supporting the Boogie visually: http://www.youtube.com/superballmusictv#p/a/u/0/0mBs670IK1Q
“Long Distance Calling” will be out on the following dates:
Germany, Austria, Switzerland: February 18th, 2011
Europe: February 21st, 2011
Australia/NZ: February 25th, 2011
North America: March 8th, 2011
Legendary front man John Bush (Armored Saint, Anthrax) appears as a guest vocalist on the track “Middleville”. When asked what made him decide to collaborate with LONG DISTANCE CALLING he said the following:
“Music. That is the sole reason that I did this song. When I was approached by LONG DISTANCE CALLING, instead of seeking information about them, I just listened to the music. I didn’t look at a web site or a social network. I didn’t inquire about their history. I didn’t even look at a picture. I just listened to them. That was all I needed. It inspired me and allowed me to be part of an amazing song. Ambience, power, mood, melody, it has it all. Crank it!! Preferably in headphones
The album was recorded together with Benjamin Schäfer (Celtic Frost, Subway To Sally) at Horus Studios (Celtic Frost, Donots, Paradise Lost, Eloy, Scorpions, Rolling Stones uvm.) in Hannover, Germany. LONG DISTANCE CALLING push the envelope even further this time out with the surprise guest appearance by Armored Saint/ex-Anthrax vocalist John Bush on “Middleville”. However, John Bush’s guest-appearance is not the only reason that should encourage people to check them out.
After supporting bands such as Opeth, Katatonia, Dredg, labelmates And You Will Know Us By Trail Of Dead, Anathema, Coheed And Cambria, and Deftones they will finally play their own club shows again in order to give people the full audio-visual experience of “LONG DISTANCE CALLING“:
LONG DISTANCE CALLING With Maybeshewill
Presented by Visions, Rock Hard, Eclipsed, Gitarre & Bass, metal.de, laut.de
18.02.2011 (D) Muenster – Metropolis Club
19.02.2011 (D) Cologne – Underground
20.02.2011 (D) Hamburg – Knust
21.02.2011 (D) Dresden – Beatpol
22.02.2011 (D) Munich – Hansa 39
24.02.2011 (UK) Southampton – Joiners *
25.02.2011 (UK) Cardiff – Buffalo Bar *
26.02.2011 (UK) Nottingham – Rock City *
27.02.2011 (UK) Manchester – Moho Live *
28.02.2011 (UK) Sheffield – Academy *
01.03.2011 (UK) Glasgow – Stereo *
02.03.2011 (UK) Newcastle – Academy *
03.03.2011 (UK) London – Barfly *
NASTY TENDENCY, one of the best Italian ’80 Hard Rock / Heavy Metal, whose main influences are Accept, Twisted Sister, Lizzy Borden and Mötley Crüe (speak of “Shout At The Devil” and “Theatre Of Pain”).
The band, Johnny Curly (guitars), Luke Tampa (guitars), Mise (drums), Mark Bonavita (vocals) and Lehmann (bass, with our Neurasthenia), can claim also an enviable live résumé, having supported for a 30 dates European tour with American legends L.A. GUNS in september 2009, and ex Iron Maiden singer Blaze Bailey in Italian and Spanish 2010 tour dates.
Their second album, “Hello Suckers“, will be released on February 10th, 2011, thanks to a force union by the band, MyGraveyard Productions, who will be taking care of physical distribution, and Spider Rock Promotion, who will be dealing with digital distribution and promotion worldwide.
The album follows the 2009 debut, “Wild And Nasty“, and has been recorded at Convolution Studios at Bagnacavallo (Ravenna), mixed and mastered by Mr.Pape in Rome. Here are the cover artwork and the final track listing.
- Stay Heavy
- Rocket Woman (listen now!!!)
- Love Is Over
- Gimme The Nite
- SwitchBlade Serenade
- Burn Baby Burn
- Metal Strikes Again
- Play It Loud
- One More Round
- Dead On Arrival
Beginning Jan. 17th, Hard Rock Nights will begin airing a new, 3-hour show Monday thru Saturday on KARL Radio based out of Los Angeles. The Monday thru Friday shows will feature original programming each night, and the Saturday show will serve as a recap show highlighting the best music of the previous week.
Hard Rock Nights is a 2 hour weekly syndicated radio program, hosted by Brian Basher, that currently airs on 20+ affiliates and in 3 countries and can be heard approximately 25 times a week. Participating stations and show times can be found at http://hardrocknights.com/affiliates/ .
Since it first hit the airwaves in August 2008 on WMWX-FM in Cincinnati, through its move to syndication in 2009,. Hard Rock Nights has strived to give its listeners the best hard rock show possible each and every week. Following a slight format change and a new host in 2010, the syndicated radio show plans to take that goal a step further heading into 2011.
Hard Rock Nights owner and host Brian Basher had this to say about the show. “Having a 2 hour weekly show is great for introducing our listeners to various new bands, but it doesn’t really give the listeners a chance to become familiar with those bands because the play-list changes so much from week to week. With a nightly show we’ll be able to introduce the bands to listeners around the world and give them a chance to really become familiar with a band and their music on a consistent basis.”
Basher continues, “I’m grateful and thrilled that the staff at KARL Radio have enjoyed what we’ve been trying to accomplish with Hard Rock Nights week-in and week-out, and I am thankful for the opportunity they have offered us to take Hard Rock Nights to the next level.”
While the initial nightly episodes of Hard Rock Nights will be broadcast on KARL Radio other stations, both internet and terrestrial are invited to contact Brian Basher in regards to carrying Hard Rock Nights – either the weekly or nightly broadcasts.
KARL Radio is an internet radio station based out of Los Angeles that offers its listeners a wide variety of programming on a daily basis and can be heard at the following link http://www.showbizbroadcasting.com/
The Two Acts Vow to Bring Big Show With Full Production on Extensive Forty-Five City Trek of Secondary Markets; Early Ticket Buyers to Receive $5 Discount on the First 1,000 Tickets Sold From Each Show
As announced last month, Korn and Disturbed, two of rock’s biggest acts, are teaming up to co-headline this year’s “Monster Energy Music As A Weapon V Tour.” With the first half of dates on sale now and off to a scorching start, the highly successful Monster Energy’s MAAW V Tour has added even more dates and new markets: a second leg from March 8th through March 30th that will include stops in Las Vegas, Texas, the West Coast and many more.
Jonathan Davis of Korn and David Draiman of Disturbed on how the 45 city trek across America came about:
“We’ve both just finished great tours. We headlined Mayhem and Disturbed headlined Uproar. The Disturbed guys came out to see us play in Chicago and we got to talking about doing something together. We both agreed that as cool as those types of tours are, they usually only hit major markets, and we both agreed that a lot of our fans just don’t live in those cities- so we thought it would be cool to team up, put a big show together, and hit every great place that those big tours never get to. Besides all that, with us and Disturbed together, doing full shows with full production… all I can say is IT’S ON!” said the excited Korn frontman.
“We are thrilled to launch the Monster Energy Music As A Weapon V Tour with our good friends from Korn,” says Disturbed singer David Draiman. “Every year we try to up the ante, and this year, by having Korn co-headline, we really think it’s going to be our best tour yet. When the idea first came up, one of the main things both bands agreed upon and wanted to focus on was hitting a lot of smaller markets. It’s exciting to bring a show like this to cities that are usually skipped over on some of the other larger rock tours that only hit the major markets. We have a lot of loyal fans in these cities and we wanted to bring them a show that they deserve.”
Tickets for the first leg of the tour are on sale now and tickets for select dates on the second leg go on sale this weekend. The bands have decided that the first 1,000 tickets from each show will be sold at a $5 discount during the on-sale weekend to reward early ticket-buying fans.
“A lot of promoters only offer discounted tickets a day or two before the actual show date. We wanted to do something for the fans that are buying their tickets as soon as they go on sale. To offer a discount upfront made the most sense to us,” adds Disturbed guitarist Dan Donegan.
“We’re tired of promoters offering discounted tickets to last minute folks in order to sell the seats in the back of the gig. We’d rather give our fans a discount for buying early,” said Korn guitarist James “Munky” Shaffer.
On August 31st, 2010, Disturbed released their fifth studio album Asylum, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard album chart. Asylum is the band’s fourth consecutive studio album to debut at No. 1, a feat achieved by only two other rock groups in history: Metallica and the Dave Matthews Band. An international hit with Top 10 chart bows across the globe, Asylum has earned critical praise from USA Today, which called it “a tight, sharp-riffed ride… the combo of aggressive roar and guitar grace recalls Metallica’s finest moments,” and the New York Daily News, which declared “On Asylum, Disturbed finely weigh power and delicacy, catchiness and punch. The subtle variety of the band’s tunesmanship, and the buoyancy of their rhythms make this hard group so easy to love.”
Over the last 16 years, Korn have established themselves as one of the biggest bands in the history of hard rock and metal, selling over 30 million albums worldwide. Their latest album, Korn III: Remember Who You Are, released on Roadrunner Records, debuted at #2 on the Billboard charts this year, with Metal Hammer proclaiming that fans would be “wiping away tears of recognition and delight when they blast it for the first, second, and 38th time.”
About Monster Energy:
Monster Energy supports the music industry. Seems bands are rockin’ Monster Energy more than anything these days. Check out the types — Original Monster Energy, Monster Lo-Carb, Monster Assault, Monster’s fruit juice hybrids dubbed Monster Khaos, Monster M-80 and Monster MIXXD, the ground-breaking Java Monster and X-Presso premium coffee & cream drink line supercharged with Monster Energy’s blend, Monster Import and the new Monster Energy Extra Strength with nitrous technology. The Monster Energy Music As A Weapon V Tour is diggin’ ’em — so will you. For more information log on to: http://www.monsterenergy.com
The cities for the first leg of the tour are listed below and ON SALE NOW. LEG 2 Markets are below and go on sale soon:
JANUARY 2011- MONSTER ENERGY’S MUSIC AS A WEAPON V: LEG 1
|TUE 18||Hershey, PA||Giant Center|
|WED 19||Rochester, NY||Main Street Armory|
|FRI 21||New York, NY||Hammerstein Ballroom|
|SAT 22||West Long Branch, NJ||Monmouth University MAC Center|
|SUN 23||Glens Falls, NY||Glens Falls Civic Center|
|TUE 25||Norfolk, VA||Constant Convocation Center|
|WED 26||Morgantown, WV||West Virginia University Coliseum|
|FRI 28||Uncasville, CT||Mohegan Sun Arena|
|SAT 29||Portland, ME||Cumberland County Civic Center|
|SUN 30||Atlantic City, NJ||House of Blues|
FEBRUARY 2011- MONSTER ENERGY’S MUSIC AS A WEAPON V: LEG 1
|TU 1||Winston-Salem, NC||LJV Coliseum|
|WED 2||Fayetteville, NC||Crown Coliseum|
|FRI 4||Nashville, TN||Bridgestone Arena|
|SAT 5||Biloxi, MS||Mississippi Coast Coliseum|
|TU 8||Corpus Christi, TX||Concrete Street Amphitheatre|
|WED 9||San Antonio, TX||Illusion Theatre at Alamodome|
|THUR 10||McAllen, TX||McAllen Convention Center|
|SAT 12||Lubbock, TX||Fairpark Coliseum|
MARCH 2011- MONSTER ENERGY’S MUSIC AS A WEAPON V: LEG 2
|TU 8||Belton, TX||Bell County Expo Center|
|WED 9||Las Cruces, TX||NMSU Pan American Center|
|FRI 11||Tucson, AZ||Tucson Convention Center|
|SAT 12||Las Vegas, NV||The Joint|
|SUN 13||Sacramento, CA||ARCO Arena|
|TU 15||Portland, OR||Memorial Coliseum|
|THU 17||Yakima, WA||Yakima Valley SunDome|
|FRI 18||Missoula, MT||Adams Center|
*MORE DATES ON MAAW V LEG 2 TO BE ANNOUNCED
CD Plus Bonus DVD Captures Explosive Energy of Band’s World Tour in Support of Grammy® Award-Winning Album “21st Century Breakdown”
Multi-platinum rock band Green Day will release a brand-new live album, titled Awesome As F**k, on March 22nd, 2011, on Reprise Records. The set, which includes a CD plus bonus DVD, features explosive performances captured during the band’s 2009-2010 World Tour in support of their Grammy® Award-winning album 21st Century Breakdown. Watch a trailer introducing Awesome As F**k here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2bPnI-jwGg.
Green Day recorded every show on the 21st Century Breakdown tour. When it concluded, the band members, singer-guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong, bassist Mike Dirnt, and drummer Tre Cool, sifted through the audio to deliver the best performances from their shows around the world. An iTunes Exclusive edition of the audio portion will feature two bonus tracks. The footage on the bonus DVD was shot at the band’s show in Tokyo, Japan. The package includes Green Day’s biggest hits and fan favorites, including “21 Guns,” “American Idiot,” “When I Come Around,” and “Good Riddance.” See below for full track-listing.
Critics raved about the 21st Century Breakdown tour, which launched in North America in July of 2009. “As if releasing a wave of energy that had been building up during their four-year hiatus from touring, Green Day poured all their heart and soul into a powerhouse set,” said Rolling Stone, while Spin noted that “the band’s relationship with its audience is disarmingly real.”
Released by Reprise Records on May 15th, 2009, 21st Century Breakdown debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, won a 2009 Grammy Award for “Best Rock Album,” and has sold more than 3.5 million copies worldwide. It has spawned the hit singles “Know Your Enemy,” which has been certified gold, and the platinum-selling “21 Guns,” whose video won three 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, including “Best Rock Video.”
The track-listing for Awesome As F**k is as follows:
1. 21st Century Breakdown – (London, England)
2. Know Your Enemy – (Manchester, England)
3. East Jesus Nowhere – (Glasgow, Scotland)
4. Holiday – (Dublin, Ireland)
5. Gloria – (Dallas, Texas)
6. Cigarettes And Valentines – (Phoenix, Arizona)
7. Burnout – (Irvine, California)
8. Pasalaqua – (Chula Vista, California )
9. JAR – (Detroit, Michigan – August 23rd 2010)
10. Holden Caulfield – (New York, New York)
11. Geek Stink Breath – (Saitama-shi, Japan)
12. When I Come Around – (Berlin, Germany)
13. She – (Brisbane, Australia – December 8th 2009)
14. 21 Guns – (Mountain View, California)
15. American Idiot – (Montreal, QUE)
16. Wake Me Up – (Nickelsdorf, Austria)
17. Good Riddance – (Nickelsdorf, Austria)
DELUXE ALBUM BONUS TRACKS (ALL DIGITAL RETAILERS EXCEPT iTUNES)
1. Letterbomb – (Chula Vista, California)
2. Christie Road – (Hartford, Connecticut)
iTUNES BONUS TRACKS
1. Letterbomb – (Chula Vista, California)
2. Christie Road – (Hartford, Connecticut)
3. Paper Lanterns/2000 Light Years Away – (Alpharetta, Georgia) (iTunes Exclusive)
“21st Century Breakdown”
“Know Your Enemy”
“East Jesus Nowhere”
“Blvd. Of Broken Dreams”
“Geek Stink Breath”
“Welcome To Paradise”
“When I Come Around”
“Jesus Of Suburbia”
To Preorder Awesome As F**k please visit
There were a ton of great videos in 2010, but 10 of them stood out among the rest.Roadrunner Records Taking Dawn is one of the newer bands to the label, and it was refreshing to see this young band injecting some humor in the video, instead of just standing around playing instruments. Check out their video, “Time To Burn” below!
I noticed on my Facebook newsfeed yesterday that Lethal Lipstick was giving away some free downloads via their Reverbnation page. What I didn’t know was how many…. Lethal Lipstick has fifteen songs available as a free download. All you have to do is sign up for their mailing list.
Get your free downloads at the band’s Reverbnation page here!