Nuclear Blast recording artist Pain, is offering a free download of their new song, “Dirty Woman”. All you have to do is visit this link and sign up on the band’s mailing list.
“Dirty Woman” is from the band’s up and coming album, You Only Live Twice, due out June 3rd!
Iconic rock band Mr. Big played to a sold out show at the Hollywood House of Blues Saturday, April 2nd – The crowd went wild and sang to every song~ Read all about the show here:
This is the first U.S. show as the original line up in over 15 years – This was also in support of thie current new release “What If… “. This is MR. BIG’s first all original album since the reunion of the four original members, Eric Martin, Paul Gilbert, Billy Sheehan and Pat Torpey back in early 2009. Sixteen years after the release of “Hey Man “, the new recording is set to bring back MR. BIG on the height of the current Hard Rock scene.
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DOCTOR MIDNIGHT & THE MERCY CULT, the super group born from the union of Hank von Helvete (ex TURBONEGRO), Tim Skold (ex MARILYN MANSON, KMFDM, SHOTGUN MESSIAH), Anders Odden (ex CELTIC FROST, SATYRICON, APOPTYGMA BERZERK), Audun Stengel (ex APOPTYGMA BERZERK) and David Husvik (ex EXTOL), has set June 6th as the release date of their debut album. The North American release will follow one day later.
This eagerly awaited piece of Metal Shock Rock is entitled “I Declare : Treason”, and here are the cover artwork and track listing:
- You Are God – Intro
- Sign My Name
- I Declare: Treason
- Bleed Idiot Bleed
- (Don’t) Waste It
- Blame Is The Game
- OK (We’re Just About To Die)
- Glory (Throw The Axe)
The limited edition digipak will include two exclusive bonus tracks, and the vinyl LP version will include yet another bonus track!
The release of the album will be preceded by the “(Don’t) Waste It” 7″ vinyl single on May 9th. Taken from the upcoming album, the title-track is a dark, catchy as hell rocker with heavy stomping groove while the fast paced, pumping “Sacrifice (The Napoleon Iscariot Chant)” appears as an exclusive B side. The 7″ vinyl will come with a digital download card and a sticker.
Today, sees a host of amazing rock and metal releases coming from SPV/Steamhammer. Six albums are available today, including: VICIOUS RUMORS, BRIAN ROBERTSON, KINGDOM COME, ASSASSIN,MY INNER BURNING and ENGRAINED. Info about each release can be found below:
VICIOUS RUMORS: “Razorback Killers”
It’s Geoff Thorpe’s story of power and pain. The quest to change people’s lives with the power of metal music and the fascination of his band in 2011. The guitarist and main songwriter of American power metal act VICIOUS RUMORS says: “The older we get the more wicked VICIOUS RUMORS sound. We’ve definitely not slowed down – quite the opposite – have even more drive. Our fans won’t see a single VICIOUS RUMORS show where we don’t go to our limits and beyond.” Anybody who has been to one of the group’s gigs during the past two years knows just what he means. Thorpe’s comment not only describes his band’s concerts, but also without reservation VICIOUS RUMORS’ latest album “Razorback Killers”. The album features ten breathtaking new songs which transport the traditional VICIOUS RUMORS sound perfectly into the present. To make a long story short: this band has never sounded more dynamic than on “Razorback Killers”.
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BRIAN ROBERTSON: “Diamonds and Dirt”
It’s not the first time in the history of rock music that coincidence led to the discovery of hidden treasures: a carrier bag full of music tapes (note: tapes!) turned out to be the basis for “Diamonds and Dirt”, the first solo release by Scottish guitarist/composer BRIAN ROBERTSON. “I thrust the bag into my friend Søren’s hand and said: ‘Why don’t you listen to these some time when you’re bored. They’re a number of my previously unreleased compositions.’” Søren Lindberg from Sweden happens to be one of former Thin Lizzy/Motörhead guitarist BRIAN ROBERTSON’S closest friends and frequently works as his driver when he has equipment which needs transporting. “He had plenty of time to listen to that pile of tapes in his truck on the way back to Scandinavia,” ROBERTSON remembers, “and he called me as soon as he reached Stockholm: ‘BRIAN, there’s some brilliant stuff on those tapes. We should make an album of them!’”
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KINGDOM COME: “Rendered Waters”
It is not the success of the early days which Lenny Wolf associates KINGDOM COME with, nor earlier hits from his long-standing career. What he really cares about is the present. Is this a contradiction in view of his new album “Rendered Waters”which features eight old and three newly recorded songs? Certainly not, all eleven tracks were cut at Lenny’s Two Square Noise Factory studio in Hamburg, Germany. In particular, the new recordings of old material show KINGDOM COME’S vision of living in the here and now. “I purposely chose tracks from the very early days to show how we play, hear and feel the songs nowadays,” says Wolf. “Listening habits have changed dramatically, especially among the younger audience, which made it exciting for me to breathe new life into numbers which have not been heard for a while.”
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ASSASSIN: “Breaking the Silence”
GO! FIGHT! KILL! No sound truly defines Thrash Metal more than ASSASSIN. A hybrid of Speed Thrash Metal and Hardcore splashed with a sense of humor, it grabs you by the throat and kicks your ass. Although a band photo predates the official band formation, ASSASSIN was officially formed in 1984 with the original lineup of, Robert Gonnella(vocals), Dinko Vekic (lead guitar), Scholli (rhythm guitar), Lulle (bass) and Psycho (drums). In autumn 2010 the band signed again a record deal with the german label SPV/Steamhammer and recorded their new album with producer Harris Johns (Voivod, Kreator, Sodom). The new album “Breaking The Silence” will be released worldwide in March 2011 and ASSASSIN are back again kicking asses!!!
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MY INNER BURNING: “11 Scars”
Listening to MY INNER BURNING’s powerful brand of metal, you can be certain that they have lots of triumphant victories ahead of them. MY INNER BURNING have the determination it takes, and they’re ready to present their second album, “Eleven Scars”, a surprisingly mature offering which highlights an impressive development compared to their already exciting 2009 debut. “Eleven Scars” sounds groovier and a little darker than their first self-titled release. Guitarist Torsten Sauerbrey explains the reasoning behind their darker sound “Probably the many concerts we’ve played since, and the stronger influence of our vocalist Becky, who penned the occasionally rather sinister lyrics.”
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ENGRAINED: “DEEP ROOTED”
Right after the release of their 5-track EP “Anger, Roots and Rock n Roll” ENGRAINED recorded their first full length album called “Deep Rooted”. The recording, mixing and mastering was done by Tommy Newton who is known for his excellent work with bands like Helloween, Guano Apes, Terry Hoax, UFO and many others. ENGRAINED have truly honed their sound on the new album with 13 ferocious, fluid, hard driving songs. Honest Rock n Roll with a good shot of Punk Rock.
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A Life Divided’s song “Heart of Fire” reminds me of a cross between Nine Inch Nails & Linkin Park. This is from the band’s new album, Passenger, which will be released on April 19th. Check it out below!
April 5th is a horrible day for hard rock. On this day, we lost not one, but four hard rock greats that I will not soon forget.
Cozy Powell (Black Sabbath) 1998, Kurt Cobain (Nirvana) 1994, Mark St. John (KISS) 2007, and Layne Staley (Alice in Chains) 2002 all died on this fate filled day.
Far too may rockers have died on this day! Their incredible legacies have left behind some awesome tunes for us to enjoy. Check out Black Sabbath’s “Headless Cross”, “Heaven’s on Fire” from KISS, “Man in The Box” from Alice in Chains and “Lithium” from Nirvana in the videos below.