BLACK TIDE, CREATIVEALLIES.COM LAUNCH POST MORTEM POSTER CONTEST
SOPHOMORE ALBUM POST MORTEM OUT AUGUST 23RD ON DGC/INTERSCOPE RECORDS
Miami’s high-powered hard rock outfit, Black Tide, has teamed up with CreativeAllies.com to launch a fan-generated poster contest in celebration of the band’s forthcoming sophomore album, Post Mortem. Fans can upload their original Post Mortem inspired design for a chance to win $500.00, a copy of Post Mortem and an autographed print of the winning artwork. Head over to: http://bit.ly/p826Oq for complete rules and details.
Post Mortem is slated to hit stores on August 23rd via DGC/Interscope Records.
Black Tide will hit the road later this summer in support of Post Mortem as part of the 2011 Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival with Avenged Sevenfold, Three Days Grace, Seether and more. Black Tide will perform on the Best Buy Music Gear Stage alongside Sevendust, Art Of Dying and Hell or Highwater from August 26th to October 14th. Go to: www.RockstarUproar.com and: www.LiveNation.com for full details and to purchase tickets.
Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival Dates:
Friday, 8/26 – Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center
Saturday, 8/27 – Scranton, PA – Toyota Pavilion
Sunday, 8/28 – Boston, MA – Comcast Center
Wednesday, 8/31 – Washington, DC – Jiffy Lube Live
Thursday, 9/1 – Virginia Beach, VA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Saturday, 9/3 – Tampa, FL – 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre
Sunday, 9/4 – Biloxi, MS – Mississippi Coast Coliseum
Monday, 9/5 – Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Friday, 9/9 – Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Centre
Saturday, 9/10 – Buffalo, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Sunday, 9/11- Hartford, CT – Comcast Theatre
Tuesday, 9/13 – Montreal, QC – Parc Jean Drapeau
Wednesday, 9/14 – Toronto, ON – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Friday, 9/16 – Pittsburgh, PA – First Niagara Pavilion
Saturday, 9/17 – Indianapolis, IN – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Sunday, 9/18 – Chicago, IL – First Midwest Bank Pavilion
Tuesday, 9/20 – Milwaukee, WI – Marcus Amphitheater
Wednesday, 9/21 – Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Center
Friday, 9/23 – Omaha, NE – WestFair Amphitheater
Saturday, 9/24 – Kansas City, MO – Sandstone Amphitheater
Sunday, 9/25 – St. Louis, MO – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Wednesday, 9/28 – Calgary, AB – Saddledome
Thursday, 9/29 – Edmonton, AB – Rexall Place
Saturday, 10/1 – Seattle, WA – White River Amphitheatre
Sunday, 10/2 – Spokane, WA – Spokane Arena
Tuesday, 10/4 – West Valley City, UT – USANA Amphitheater
Wednesday, 10/5 – Denver, CO – Comfort Dental Amphitheater
Friday, 10/7 – Albuquerque, NM – Hard Rock Pavilion
Saturday, 10/8 – Phoenix, AZ – Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion
Sunday, 10/9 – San Diego, CA – Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
Thursday, 10/13 – Sacramento, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Friday, 10/14 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
Irish rockers GLYDER have completed work on their fourth studio album, “Backroads To Byzantium”, for an October 11th North American and October 7th European release via SPV/Steamhammer Records. “Backroads to Byzantium” takes the listener on a road trip that has a hint of Americana and progresses to the re-emerging troubles on the streets of Northern Ireland to being homeless on the streets of London. Other themes on the album concern the evils of the tabloid press and global warming. The album ends off in a reflective mood about mortality and how it’s not the end.”
GLYDER’s new singer Jackie Robinson has a unique rock voice that sometimes hints at Paul Rodgers and Phil Mogg. Hailing from Northern Ireland, he was recruited through an ad on the Internet and because the rest of the band is from the South of Ireland, the album was written between Jackie and the two GLYDER guitarists, Bat Kinane and Pete Fisher, over email. Working with some home recording software and a few Gmail accounts, the new GLYDER album took shape over Christmas 2010 and early 2011. The album was recorded in Dublin and mixed in Copenhagen. The stunning artwork was created by Mark Wilkinson.
Founding member Bat Kinane spoke about the new lineup and album:
“This new GLYDER album has i feel my best songwriting and guitar playing to date. I’ve just put everything into this album and I also seem to have found a new confidence in my playing. Pete’s playing is also great and he has some amazing solos.
“You cannot mistake that this is a great guitar album, but the songwriting I feel is top-notch, too. Jackie, the new singer, really has a quality set of pipes and that makes it very exciting.
“I like the fact that we used all the modern technology available to us to write the album because Jackie lives 200 miles away. It’s very much a classic rock-sounding album, but it was written and recorded in a way that could have not been done thirty years ago.
“I know in my heart we have done something very special on this album and I’m very proud to be in this band.”
Some older GLYDER tracks with the new singer Jackie Robinson can be heard on www.reverbnation.com/glyder
GLYDER have released three albums and have opened for the likes of Metallica, Slash, Dio, Thin Lizzy, Michael Schenker, Mötley Crüe, Blue Oyster Cult. They have headlined in Spain and their own native Ireland as well as headlining to 10.000 rock fans in India.
The band is currently lining up dates for festivals in Ireland during the summer and doing some dates with Y+T in Ireland in October.
Jackie Robinson – Vocals
Bat Kinane – Guitars and Backing Vocals
Pete Fisher – Guitars
Graham McClatchie – Bass
Des McEvoy – Drums
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Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the release of the brand new HOUSE OF LORDS studio album “Big Money” on September 23rd in Europe and September 27th in North America.
Following on the heels of the successful release of « Cartesian Dreams » House of Lords are coming back with another amazingly strong release which presents again all the trademark elements of their Melodic Hard Rock sound. « I am very proud to have done four HOL CD’s with the same line-up » says singer James Christian, « I enjoy working with every one of them and plan to do many more records in the future. Mark Baker has now been on board as a co-writer for the last two CD’s I love working with him. We are totally on the same page when writing new music ».
And indeed, the new album, is truly newest addition to an already stellar catalogue of songs. “Big Money”, is well, ‘BIG’. The album starts with the trademark vocals of James Christian and crashes into a Power Rock Classic that you will not forget after the first listen, followed by in a song that Christian describes “as the band’s best work to date”: “One Man Down”. Each song has its own distinct quality as you would expect from The Lords and once again the album is full of soaring choruses, awesome guitar work and songs that grab you from the first listen and don’t let go.
“The elements we use on “Big Money” are always the same for us and that is to write and record the best songs that we can” explains Christian. “We always write enough songs for more than one CD and then we pick the best songs to make up the new record. We will always be a Melodic Rock Group. It is the music that made us want to be musicians in the first place. So we will always stay true to that art!”. James teamed up again on the songwriting with long-time friend and partner Mark Baker along with the other band members Jimi Bell and BJ Zampa and Swedish producer/guitarist Tommy Denander.
House of Lords debuted in 1989 with the release of the self-titled album, a record which is still regarded as one of the best Arena Rock releases of the 80’s. The colossal sound, the soaring vocals of James Christian and instrumental capabilities of the band (which featured ex Angel and Giuffria Gregg Giuffria, along with such luminaries as Lanny Cordola, Chuck Wright and Ken Mary), reminiscent of such frontrunners as Whitesnake, Deep Purple and Van Halen, immediately brought the band to the attention of the media and fans.
With their sophomore release entitled “Sahara”, House of Lords gained considerable chart success with their cover version of Blind Faith’s “Can’t Find My Way Home”. After a tour with Nelson in 1991, the group disbanded, eventually coming back with a new lineup (only featuring original members Giuffria and Christian) in 1992 with “Demon’s Down”. With the change of the musical climate, House of Lords went into hibernation, until the original lineup came back together in 2000, releasing of the controversial “Power and the Myth” an album which featured a sound leaning more towards Progressive Hard Rock with 70’s rock influences.
After a short European tour, singer James Christian decided to go back to the trademark Arena Rock sound of House Of Lords, putting together a new line-up with the blessing of founding member Gregg Giuffria, who opted out right before the release of “Power and the Myth”. New members Jimi Bell on guitars, B.J. Zampa on drums and Chris McCarvill on bass supplied a true powerhouse sound to the fifth studio album “World Upside Down”, a record which caused a real stir in the Hard Rock and Melodic Rock scene and was followed up by the equally impressive “Come to My Kingdom” and “Cartesian Dreams”.
The new album “Big Money” includes the following tracks: Big Money, One Man Down, First To Cry, Searchin’, Someday When, Livin’ In A Dream World, The Next Time I Hold You, Run For Your Life, Hologram, Seven, Once Twice, Blood. Also included: multimedia bonus videoclip “Someday When”.
Check out the promotional EPK of “Big Money” following the link below:
HOUSE OF LORDS have already confirmed the following tour dates in Europe:
15 October – UK – Sheffield – Corporation
18 October – Germany – Osnabrueck – Ballroom
20 October – Germany – Munich – Garage Deluxe
21 October – Netherlands – Weert – De Bosuil
22 October – France – Le Savigny – L’empreinte
24 October – Germany – Frankfurt Am Main – Sinkasten
28 October – Italy – Bologna – Sottotetto
29 October – Italy – Trofarello (TO) – Il Peocio
30 October – Switzerland – Pratteln – Z7 Rockfabrik
2 November – Austria – Kufstein – Q-West
4 November – Sweden – Vaxjo – Dirty Harry
5 November – Sweden – Trolhattan – Backstage
10 November – Spain – Madrid
11 November – Spain – Valladolid
13 November – Portugal -Lisbon – Clap Box / Music Box
House of Lords
James Christian – vocals
Jimi Bell – guitars
BJ Zampa – drums
Chris McCarvill – bass
Watch Episode 4 of Supagroup’s new webseries, up today!
Rock band Supagroup is now a double threat. Not only have they been rocking and rolling for over a decade, but with their new faux documentary web series Amped!, they’ve now conquered comedy as well. Basically, they’re like the Bo Jackson of the musical and laughter-based arts.” Comedysmack.com
You can purchase Supagroup’s new CD Hail! Hail at CD Baby at this link. Digitial Downloads are available at Amazon.com & iTunes.
When I first heard that George Lynch’s new CD, Kill All Control was supposed to be the sophomore effort from Souls of We, I was somewhat curious about this disc. I am one of the few that liked the Souls of We CD. I thought there was some pretty good songs there.
When I heard George had the guest vocalists Marc Torien and Keith St. John on a few tracks, I did something I rarely do. I pre-ordered the CD.
I can happily say I made the right choice, as Kill All Control is every bit as good as I expected it to be.
To me, the tracks with Marc Torien alone are well worth the price of admission. I never would have guessed that Marc Torien and George Lynch would have sounded so good together. This is a collaboration that I would like to see happen again. London LeGrand, Will Martin, and Keith St. John all turn in solid vocal performances.
The first four songs on this CD, “Kill All Control”, “Done”, “Fly on the Wall”, and “Brand New Day” all have that classic George Lynch sound. George absolutely brings it on these songs, and many others. The modern sounds of the first Souls of We album are still present on some tunes, but Lynch’s guitar work is the shining star on most tracks.
The CD slows down for the song “Wicked Witch”, which to me sounds like a left over Alice in Chains song, albeit a very good one. (You can listen to “Wicked Witch” at this link.)
“Son of Scary” is a derivative of the 1987 classic instrumental “Mr. Scary” from the Dokken album, Back for the Attack. This song features Fred Coury from Cinderella on drums. If you liked “Mr. Scary” you will probably like “Son of Scary” too. While this version doesn’t quite have the teeth of the original, it is a fun listen, and worth checking out.
Some other good tunes worth checking out are “Resurrect Your Soul”, the cheesy, but fun “Rattlesnake”, “Man on Fire” and the upbeat rocker “Go It Alone”.
Overall, Kill All Control is a good CD, and one of the better solo efforts from George Lynch. Every time I listen to this CD, I like it a little more. If you are a George Lynch fan, you need to pick this up now! I Recommend it!!
Rating: Out of 10
1. Kill All Control
3. Fly on the Wall
4. Brand New Day
5. Wicked Witch
6. Voices in My Head
7. Resurrect Your Soul
10. Man on Fire
11. My Own Enemy
12. Son of Scary
13. Go It Alone
George Lynch Band is:
George Lynch – Guitars
Adrian Ost – Drums
Nick Speck – Bass
London LeGrand (Souls of We)– Vocals (Track 5, 11, 13)
Marc Torien (Bullet Boys) – Vocals (Tracks 1, 3, 9)
Will Martin (Earshot)– Vocals (Tracks 1-4, 6, 9)
Keith St. John (Montrose) – Vocals (Tracks 7, 8, 10)
Fred Coury – Drums (Track 12)
Riverdogs was formed by vocalist/guitarist Rob Lamothe and bassist Nick Brophy. Following an introduction to the guys, Vivian Campbell (Def Leppard, ex-Dio, ex-Whitesnake) agreed to produce Riverdogs’ first demo. Vivian was so impressed by their talent, he joined the band for their debut-album, released on Epic Records in 1990, winning a prestigious Edison Award in The Netherlands. Soon after, drummer Marc Danzeisen joined the band to complete the line-up.
Though fans and critics gave the album a warm reception, lack of support from their record label eventually led the band to go independent, with Campbell departing the line-up. Releasing another two albums in Europe, the band continued to pick up fans before eventually disbanding.
Campbell settled into the Def Leppard lineup and Nick Brophy become and continues to be a respected engineer and producer. Rob Lamothe continued an acclaimed solo career and Marc Danzeisen an in-demand session player.
In 2003 the band gathered again to record new material and play a few reunion shows. Those new songs were recorded as demos, but never completed.
In 2010 MelodicRock Records approached band manager Paul Liszewski about a possible release of these songs. The band liked the idea so much an agreement was reached and over the course of a few week long get-togethers, the line-up of Lamothe, Campbell, Brophy and Danzeisen recorded final versions of the 2003 tracks as well as writing a couple of brand new songs.
Added to the new World Gone Mad album is one live cut from the band’s 2004 re-union shows, a cover of the Badfinger classic.
World Gone Mad is the fulfillment of a long promised release of new Riverdogs material. The band’s faithful fanbase are rewarded with 7 new Riverdogs classics, issued at a special price.
Rob Lamothe – Vocals, Guitar
Nick Brophy – Bass
Marc Danzeisen – Drums
Vivian Campbell – Guitars
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH TO PREMIERE NEW SINGLE “UNDER IT AND OVER IT” THIS WEDNESDAY JULY 27TH
NEW ALBUM AMERICAN CAPITALIST HITS STORES OCTOBER 11TH
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH is pleased to announce their brand new single, ‘Under It and Over It’, will debut tomorrow on radio stations nationwide as well as online at Revolvermag.com.
“Under and Over It” is the debut single from 5FDP’s upcoming third album, American Capitalist, which hits stores on October 11th, 2011. American Capitalist was recorded at “The Hideout” in Las Vegas, NV with producer Kevin Churko. The single art, posted above, was revealed with Hard Drive Radio and Revolver Magazine on July 13th.
“This record crystallizes the sound of Death Punch,” says guitarist Zoltan Bathory.
Singer Ivan Moody adds, “I literally laid every ounce of blood I had on this one. We are a people’s band. Our fans understand us because of who we are. We’ve never tried to be anybody else but Five Finger Death Punch. If you’re inclined to please the whole world, you’ve got to take a step back and realize that at the end of the day, you have to be you- first and foremost. Otherwise, you’re useless to anyone else.”
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH is widely renowned as one of the most important bands of recent metal history- where today they play sold out shows, headline prestigious festivals and command an army of die-hard fans across the globe.
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH’s last album, War Is The Answer, debuted at #7 on the Billboard chart. ‘Far From Home’ peaked #2 at Active Rock radio and was named the #1 Rated Song at Mediabase Rate-The-Music for eleven straight weeks, while the hit single “Bad Company” hit #1 at Active Rock radio. Both 5FDP albums, War Is The Answer (2009) and The Way of the Fist (2007) are RIAA-certified Gold and continue to post some of the strongest sales week after week in the world of hard rock and metal- charting for 100 straight weeks on the Billboard Top 200.
Look for FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH on the cover of the September 2011 issue of REVOLVER Magazine, on stands August 16th. 5FDP have previously appeared on the covers of Metal Hammer and REVOLVER Magazine, as well as receiving three Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards in back-to-back years.
The band has been featured in Kerrang!, Rocksound, Guitar World, Guitar Edge, Decibel, Billboard, MTV’s Headbanger’s Ball, MTV2, Fuse, Yahoo!, AOL Music, Hard Times, MySpace Music, CBS’s Criminal Minds, ESPN’s The X-Games, Sportscenter and more.
Expect another big announcement from Five Finger Death Punch next week as well.
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