In case you missed the world premiere of the new Sebastian Bach video, “Kicking and Screaming” earlier this week, you can check it out below. Let us know what you think about this tune!
EDGUY have released their video for ‘Robin Hood’, the opening track from the band’s forthcoming new album, Age Of The Joker (due out August 26th!)
Video director Oliver Sommer (AVANTASIA, HELLOWEEN) and the band decided to satirize the Errol Flynn version, The Adventures Of Robin Hood. The miniature epic was shot in the forest with a large number of additional actors, starring German TV-comedian Bernhard Hoecker in two different leading roles.
Check out the clip below:
“Lugano was where it all began and so the circle is closed there”.
On the 2nd of September, a previously unreleased track entitled”The Train” with Steve Lee on vocals will be published.
“Homegrown – Alive In Lugano“ contains a live recording of the band’s concert on the 17th of July 2010 in Lugano, which was one of the last concerts with vocalist Steve Lee, who tragically died during a motorbike trip through the USA on the 5th of October 2010 in an accident which was not his fault. Due to the sudden accidental death of Steve Lee, the CD’s release was postponed.
“Lugano was where it all began and so the circle is closed of all that we’ve experienced with our friend Steve Lee“, comments bassist Marc Lynn. “The memories of the past 20 years on stage with Steve are brought again to life intensively with this album. They reflect the memorable times that we were able to enjoy on the Mount Olympus of Rock’n’Roll.“
The concert in Lugano took place during the local HOG Rally, a big annual event organized by Harley Davidson bikers. This gig in Lugano meant a lot to GOTTHARD. Being able to play for the Harley circle in their hometown was an unforgettable experience. All the GOTTHARD musicians are enthusiastic Harley-Davidson bikers themselves and perform for the purposes of such events on every occasion or take part in rallies. In addition, “Homegrown“ was one of the very few concerts where GOTTHARD played in their hometown Lugano.
“Steve was warmer and more cheerful than he had been in a long time“, guitarist Freddy Scherer remembers. “The chemistry between him and the audience couldn’t have been more intense, despite the fact that there were more than 20,000 people standing on the piazza. It is a stroke of good luck that we recorded this memorable concert, for unfortunately it was one of the last ones with Steve.“
“Music has allowed us to travel round the whole world together during the last 20 years“, guitarist Leo Leoni summarises. “In doing so, we’ve shared lots of unforgettable moments that rank among the best times of our lives. Anyhow, returning to Lugano has always been something special. It’s the place we belong to and where we have strong and deep roots.”
“Homegrown – Alive In Lugano” marks the end of an era for GOTTHARD. Currently, the band is searching for a new singer and will soon start a new chapter in the band’s history…
Two and a half weeks before the release of their first live album “World War Live – Battle Of The Baltic Sea“, the Swedish Epic Power Metal combo SABATON is offering the live version of the “The Art Of War“ hit ´Cliffs Of Gallipoli´ as a free download! Get that dynamite here: http://bit.ly/sabatonlive
As another appetizer, the official trailer for the album can be enjoyed HERE from now on!
It’s anything but a secret that the Swedish six are a stunner on stage. From the middle of August on, “World War Live – Battle Of The Baltic Sea“ will provide an authentic concert atmosphere for your living rooms. A release you don’t wanna miss under any circumstances – in stores from the 19th of August on!
Iron Maiden, Scorpions, Accept and now JUDAS PRIEST.
SABATON will open for JUDAS PRIEST at their concert on next Tuesday, 9th of August, at the O2 World in Berlin!
The band comments: “We are thrilled to support Judas Priest on their show. Judas Priest is among one of the top sources of inspiration to Sabaton and it will be a honor for us to support them!”
Last part of the World War Tour
01.09. – Gdansk / Arena (PL)
02.09. – Wroclaw / Arsenal (PL)
03.09. – Warsaw / Park Slowinskiego (PL)
05.09. – Trencin / Piano Club (SK)
Power Of Metal-Tour 2011 w/ Grave Digger, Powerwolf & Skull Fist
07.09. – Vienna / Arena (A)
08.09. – Munich / Backstage (D)
09.09. – Stuttgart / LKA Longhorn (D)
10.09. – Würzburg / Posthalle (D)
11.09. – Eindhoven / Effenaar (NL)
13.09. – Zürich / Volkshaus (CH)
14.09. – Saarbrücken / Garage (D)
15.09. – Hamburg / Markthalle (D)
16.09. – Leipzig / Hellraiser (D)
17.09. – Oberhausen / Turbinenhalle (D)
Italian up and coming modern metal heroes TASTERS just released the track “Katherine’s Got A Secret” for free download at the band’s Facebook profile http://www.facebook.com/tastersmusic
Commented the band: “As of now you can download the track “Katherine’s Got A Secret” for free at our Facebook profile! The song deals with that eternal secret enclosed in every girl’s heart. The music itself is quite dark – long story short, it means a lot to us and we hope it will mean a lot to you as well! Enjoy, kick ass and spread the secret!”
TASTERS will release their Nuclear Blast debut “Reckless ‘Till The End” on September 16, 2011!
First press reactions have described the album as “… a dirty gang band of BRING ME THE HORIZON and ASKING ALEXANDRIA!”
Bored. This is how I felt after listening to Theory of a Deadman’s latest CD, The Truth is…
You see, I really wanted to like this CD. I did enjoy the band’s previous effort Scars & Souvenirs, but no matter how may times I spin The Truth is…, I just can’t get into it.
There are two problems that I hear that makes this CD not as enjoyable as their past efforts. One is the song writing, the other is the music in general. Let me explain….
There are a few songs on The Truth is… where Tyler Connolly sounds like a card-carrying
member of the “He-man Woman Haters Club”. In between are tunes like “Out of Head” (Tyler can’t get that girl out of his head) that me scratching my head. Maybe it is the bi-polar style of writing that I didn’t get into. I just thought it was odd. One of the catchiest songs on the CD is “The Bitch is Back”, but it is NOT a song I would recommend singing along to (especially in mixed company).
The second problem is the music, and that is a whole different story. If you were to hear any songs from The Truth is… on the radio, unless you actually owned this CD, I doubt you could figure out which band was playing the song. It is the same reformulated, overproduced (by Howard Benson) stuff that I have heard 100 times before. The over all experience left me a little bored, and had me looking forward to hitting the eject button, so I could put something else in the CD player.
The Truth is that The Truth is… is not that good. There are a few decent songs, but overall, this CD is tame and unmemorable. I wouldn’t recommend it.
Rating: Out of 10
02. Bitch Came Back
03. Hurricane – (featuring Dan Chase)
04. Out Of My Head
06. Love Is Hell
07. The Truth Is…(I Lied About Everything)
08. Head Above Water
09. Drag Me To Hell
10. What Was I Thinking – (featuring Arik Leavitt)
11. Easy To Love You
12. We Were Men
14. Does It Really Matter – (featuring Robin Diaz)
15. Villain – (featuring Robin Diaz)
16. Better or Worse – (featuring Robin Diaz)
17. Out of My Head [Acoustic]
18. Easy to Love You [Acoustic]
Theory of a Deadman is:
Tyler Connolly – vocals, guitar
Dave Brenner – guitar
Dean Back – bass guitar, backing vocals
Joe Dandeneau – drums