To celebrate this weekend’s Sonisphere festival, Kerrang! has teamed up with Roadrunner Records to bring you 11 FREE TRACKS from some of the biggest names appearing at the three-day bash.
Click here to get your hands on tracks by Slipknot, Megadeth, Airbourne, Kids in Glass Houses, Periphery, Opeth, Revoker and Cavalera Conspiracy – PLUS bonus tracks from DevilDriver, Underøath and Theory of a Deadman!
The band said of the upcoming performance: “England has always been a special place for this band from the very beginning. We can’t think of a better way to culminate our celebration of Paul’s life than to share it with the Maggots at Knebworth and the millions more watching around the world. This is not to be missed.”
Says festival producer Stuart Galbraith:
“This is the first time Sonisphere Festival has been transmitted live across the web and represents yet another major stride in its commitment to harnessing the power of the internet to engage with the rock audience at large across the planet. Given that this is going to be such an important event for Slipknot fans the world over, we felt it only right to allow them all to share in what is set to be a historic experience, wherever they are.”
To tune in visit Slipknot1.com.
NEW ALBUM THE GREAT ESCAPE ARTIST DUE OUT LATE SUMMER
JANE’S ADDICTION have now released a non-explicit version of their official video for “End To The Lies,” the first single off their upcoming album, The Great Escape Artist. The video was directed by Alex Bulkley (Robot Chicken) in Hollywood, CA at Studio 905 where the band shot live performances in front of a white back drop to be super imposed onto a women’s body. Fans can watch behind-the-scenes footage of the filming process and concept in creating the video.
For more information on Jane’s Addiction as well as updates from the band, make sure to check out their official website, www.JanesAddiction.com, as well as their Facebook and Twitter pages. Look for The Great Escape Artist releasing late this summer!
Lp2: Side A: Adagio For Strato; Flying Dutchman Boogie; Is This Love; Cheap An’ Nasty – Side B: Crying In The Rain (Featuring Tommy Aldridge Drum Solo); Fool For Your Loving.
Lp3:Side A: For The Love Of God; The Audience Is Listening; Here I Go Again; Bad Boys – Side B: Ain’t No Love In The Heart Of The City; Still Of The Night.
On July 26, Eagle Rock Entertainment will release Twisted Sister Double Live: North Stage ’82, NY Steel ’01, a double-disc DVD package consisting of two Twisted Sister concerts, 19 years apart. Over three hours of the most Twisted rock’n’roll and heavy metal ever! [Pre-book Order Date July 1, MSRP $24.98]
DISC ONE: North Stage Theater 1982
1) What You Don’t Know (Sure Can Hurt You)
3) Tear It Loose
4) Bad Boys Of Rock ‘n’ Roll
5) Lady’s Boy
6) Leader Of The Pack
7) Under The Blade
8) Shoot ‘Em Down
9) Sin After Sin
10) I’ll Never Grow Up Now
11) You Can’t Stop Rock ‘n’ Roll
12) You Know I Cry
13) It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll (But I Like It)
14) Rock N Roll Saviours
DISC TWO: New York Steel 2001
1) What You Don’t Know (Sure Can Hurt You)
2) The Kids Are Back
3) Stay Hungry
4) Burn In Hell
5) You Can’t Stop Rock ‘n’ Roll
6) Under The Blade
7) Shoot ‘Em Down
8) Come Back
9) You Know I Cry
10) I Wanna Rock
11) We’re Not Gonna Take It
12) The Price
Italian thrash metal band have a released a new video “This is War”. This song is on the band’s new album, Apocalyptic due out July 15th!
Burn Halo is back with their sophomore effort, Up From the Ashes. On Burn Halo’s debut, the band had a helping hand from Synnester Gates, Daniel Adair and more. They helped James Hart create a cool CD with some excellent stand out tracks like “Dirty Little Girl” and “Save Me”.
The band backing up singer James Hart on Up From the Ashes is completely different from the band that recorded the debut. With that being said, Up From the Ashes is sort of a second debut for the Burn Halo.
I have liked James Hart’s voice since his days in Eighteen Visions, and his vocals are in fine form on this CD. I can hear the influence of Avenged Sevenfold on some of the songs, and I thought that was kind of cool. I kept looking for a track to stand out amongst the rest on Up From The Ashes, and that song is “Dakota”, a heavy rocker which was written by Burn Halo’s guitarist, Brandon Lynn.
“I Won’t Back Down” and “Dakota” are the heaviest tunes on the album. This is a direction I would like to see Burn Halo move towards. I say this because far too many of the song on Up From The Ashes fall in that mid tempo modern rock style that is unidentifiable. When Burn Halo breaks out of the modern rock comfort zone, they truly shine, and in my opinion, that is what people are going remember the most. With so many bands in the modern rock genre, bands have to start doing something to differentiate themselves from another. Burn Halo has the talent to do that, but they don’t do it anywhere enough on Up From The Ashes. Drummer Dillon Ray has added some serious kick to Burn Halo’s music. We he cuts loose on the album, the music really takes off on its own. Joey Roxx and Brandon Lynn have plenty of cool licks on the album, but there are cases where I wish there was more.
While I don’t think Up From the Ashes quite lives up to Burn Halo’s debut, it isn’t a sophomore slump either. The standout tracks are “Tear it Down”, “Dakota”, “I Won’t Break Down” and the rockin’ album closer “Shine”. Now that James Hart has a solid lineup in place for Burn Halo, the potential for success is extraordinary. Up From the Ashes should be a launch pad for future successse for Burn Halo.
You can check out songs from Up From The Ashes on the Burn Halo Facebook page. Check it out!
Rating: Out of 10
1. Tear it Down
2. Up From the Ashes
4. Threw it all Away
6. Stuck in a Rut
7. Give Me a Sign
9. Rest My Soul
10. I Won’t Back Down
Burn Halo is:
James Hart – vocals
Joey Roxx – guitar
Brandon Lynn – guitar
Aaron Boehler – bass
Dillon Ray – drums