The newly announced Monsters of Rock Cruise has announced a partial lineup of Tesla, Y&T, Black N’ Blue, Cinderella, Lynch Mob, Firehouse, John Corabi, Eric Martin, plus special guests Big John from Rock of Love, and every hard rock fan’s favorite DJ, Eddie Trunk.
The Monsters of Rock Cruise takes place on February 25th – 28th, and tickets go on sales on June 13th at Noon!
More details are available at the Monsters of Rock Cruise website.
If you are a Black Stone Cherry fan, take advantage of this great offer to get their new album, Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea for $5.99!! This is a great offer that is only valid from 5/31/11 – 6/4/2011.
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LA’s ARMORED SAINT will be performing their first, and possibly only, shows for 2011 this summer! On July 9th, the band will once again be hitting the Sunset Strip in Hollywood for a show at the Key Club with Hirax.
In August, the SAINT plans to head overseas for several European appearances including their first ever Norwegian appearance at the Lillehammer Rock Festival with Thin Lizzy, Hammerfall, UFO and more.
11/08/11 – DE – Köln – Werkstatt (ticket info: http://www.werkstatt-koeln.de/tickets/)
12/08/11 – DE – Hamburg – Knust (ticket info: http://www.knusthamburg.de/tickets)
13/08/11 – NO – Lillehammer – Lillehammer Rock Festival (ticket info: http://rocklillehammer.no./)
Comments Joey Vera of ARMORED SAINT: “We’re glad to finally be playing some shows in Europe this year. Because of some schedule problems we were not able to make some of the Festivals this Summer, but we are very excited to play some intimate and sweaty club appearances in Germany, as well as sharing the stage with Thin Lizzy, UFO and Hammerfall at the Lillehammer Rock Festival. We look forward to seeing you all out there, it’s been too long a time!”
ARMORED SAINT’s most recent music video, Left Hook From Right Field from their latest album, La Raza, was directed by Jeremy Schott of Mental Suplex. The video is available for viewing now on MetalBlade.tv.
ARMORED SAINT’s La Raza was released in March of 2010 and debuted on Billboard at #49 on the Hard Music Albums Chart, #18 on the Heatseekers chart, #52 on the Top Independent Albums chart, and #2 on the Hard Music Core Stores chart. La Raza also entered the official German Album Charts at #96 and won the magazine soundchecks of Metal Hammer and Rock Hard Germany!
“[John Bush] one of metal’s mightiest voices” The Orange County Register
“The Saint sound exuberant and fully bonded…a contemporary classic rock feel accessible enough to take on Audioslave or Velvet Revolver on their own terms, and win hard.” Terrorizer Magazine
“La Raza is balls out and brick heavy.” Outburn Magazine
“Simply put, this is the finest record of their career and almost a reaffirmation of the reasons why John and Joey turned down Metallica all those years ago.” Metal Hammer Magazine
UK RELEASE: MONDAY 13th JUNE 2011
US RELEASE: TUESDAY 14th JUNE 2011
Black Country Communion, the Anglo-American classic rock group featuring the talents of blues rock guitarist/vocalist Joe Bonamassa, bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Trapeze), drummer Jason Bonham (Led Zeppelin), and keyboardist Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater), has announced the title of their much-anticipated second album. The album will be called “2” and will be released in the UK on June 13th via Mascot Records, followed by a US release on June 14th on the J&R Adventures label.
On June 9, the band will kick off a US Summer Tour in San Diego, CA. In July, BCC will embark on a European tour that will take in concerts at Llandudno Cymru Arena (Saturday 23rd July), London’s High Voltage Festival (Sunday 24th July), Leeds O2 Academy (Tuesday 26th July), Newcastle O2 Academy (Wednesday 27th July), Glasgow 02 Academy (Friday 29th July), and the Manchester Academy (Saturday 30th July).
The Summer 2011 live shows are long overdue and very highly anticipated, as the only live shows the band have performed previously was when they played two sold out concerts in Wolverhampton and London during late December 2010.
When the band performed in the heart of the Black Country at Wolverhmapton’s Civic Hall in front of a 3,000 strong crowd on Dec. 29, 2010, the Birmingham Mail newspaper described the band’s performance as “rip-roaring” and “breathtaking, while the Express & Star newspaper said, “From the moment Hughes’ thunderous bass riff introduced ‘Black Country’ it was like a torch had been lit underneath the famous old venue, the ghosts of rock Christmases past roaring into the present!”
Black Country Communion released its self-titled debut album in September 2010 to rave reviews. Mojo magazine gave the album four stars and Classic Rock magazine said it’s “Possibly, the best hard rock album of 2010.” Music Radar described it as “a potent and stomping collection of riff-heavy rockers that will undoubtedly stun listeners.”
During its first week of release in the UK, the album hit the #1 spot in the Official Top 40 Rock Album Chart, and also hit #13 in the Official Top 40 Album Chart and #2 in the UK’s Official Top 40 Indie Album Chart. The album was voted #3 in Classic Rock magazine’s “Critics Album of the Year” poll, while Planet Rock radio listeners crowned BCC as the Best New Band of 2010.
Check out the new video clip “Fallen Angels”, and the previously released clip “Perfect Weapon” from Black Veil Brides. Black Veil Brides new album, Set The World on Fire will be released on June 14th, 2011.