Check out the new Lyric video from Nickelback “When We Stand Together”. “When We Stand Together’ is on Nickelback’s Up and coming CD, Here and Now, due out November 21st.
After eight years since their last studio album, Alternative Rock pioneers, Jane’s Addiction return with their new album, The Great Escape Artist, in stores now! In celebration of the release, Jane’s Addiction has teamed up with Hard Rock Hideout to give away a Paul Reed Smith SE Custom 24 guitar signed by Perry Farrell, Dave Navarro, Stephen Perkins, and their bassist Chris Chaney along with a copy of the new album. The Great Escape Artist features, “Irresistible Force,” as well as “End To The Lies,” and is available to download on iTunes now. Fans can watch the official video for “Irresistible Force,” above and make sure to enter for your chance to win!
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Check out the new EPK from Amanda Somerville. Amanda Somerville’s Trillium will be released November 1st in North America, and November 4th in Europe.
“hanDover” IN STORES OCTOBER 25th ON SPV/SYNTHETIC SYMPHONY
Animal rights organization peta2 has joined forces with industrial music legends SKINNY PUPPY to offer a free download of a new SKINNY PUPPY song. The song “Wavy” comes from their new release “hanDover” which is being released October 25th via SPV/Synthetic Symphony. Get your free download of “Wavy” courtesy of peta2 HERE
Industrial Veterans SKINNY PUPPY, will be releasing their 14th studio album hanDover on October 25th in North America via SPV/Synthetic Symphony. The album can be pre-ordered HERE
hanDover, centers not only on the unbridled greed of the world’s financial organizations and the governments that enable them, but the climate of political impotence which makes people resign their fate, no matter how insidious the situation gets. In typical PUPPY form, hanDover finds the duo moving forward while still maintaining that sense of aural discovery that has been a hallmark of their 26-year career.
“It’s definitely the overarching feel of ‘bend over and take it,'” offers Ogre, only half-kidding about the album’s theme. “I recently listened to the record and it’s making even more sense to me. We’re certainly experiencing the rape of mankind as the world’s economies slide even further and the inability of people to look around them and see what’s going on. You’re starting to see a neo-feudalistic empire on the rise. People are getting so pissed off, they’re turning on each other.”
“I didn’t want to write the record the same way as the previous ones,” says Key about his m.o. on the first new PUPPY music since 2008’s Mythmaker. “I wanted there to be fresh angles, both in the songwriting and the programming platforms. I was changing the whole element of myself just to see what would happen. In the end, I made something different, but it was still coming from me. I’m not interested in looking at my accomplishments and myself. Like any electronic music fan, I look at the big question: Where is it all going?”
Aided by longtime associates Ken “Hiwatt” Marshall and Mark Walk, Ogre and Key have delivered an album that mirrors today’s cultural uncertainty. At its most jarring, hanDover feels like digital epilepsy, exchanging the band’s predilection for opaque menace for a trembling, near spasmodic discomfort. The amphetamine glitch-worship on “Gambatte,” and the mechanized percolating of “Icktums” (with the refrain of “Worship money, worship nothing”) further emulates a societal framework that’s got its foot on the gas pedal on the road toward extinction. Ogre’s twisted fable, “Brownstone” is shored up with twitching synthetics reminiscent of an orgy of hospital equipment. “Village” is an indictment of financial institutions through the prism of the ignorant populace that let them get away with the ruin. (“We’re all made to participate in it, so we’re all in collusion,” explains the singer. “It’s your typical Ogre paranoid ditty, complete with tinfoil hat.”) The seven-minute “NoiseX” weaves layers of programmed breakbeats into phase-shifted psychedelic vistas to simulate a supercomputer’s ascension into purgatory. Ambience or attack-mode, you make the call.
When considering the amount of factors contributing to today’s artist-hostile environment, one wonders why some people even bother to continue to make music. It seems Ogre and Key have far too many ideas ricocheting in their individual skulls to ever succumb to ennui or the entitlement groupthink of many of their colleagues. One of their albums was titled Ain’t It Dead Yet: But after nearly three decades of service, 14 studio albums, a plethora of remixes and all the cartwheeling through a whole lot of psychic minefields, the answer is a resounding hell, no. Because SKINNY PUPPY is one beast that cannot be tethered.
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peta2 is the youth division of PETA. They focus on people between the ages of 13 and 21 and are the world’s largest youth animal rights group.
Their goal is to equip young people with all the information, literature, advice, and, most importantly, stickersthat they need to get active for animals. They accomplish this goal in two ways: on the Web and on the street.
CHICKENFOOT, the supergroup featuring guitarist Joe Satriani, drummer Kenny Aronoff, former Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony and frontman Sammy Hagar – debuts their new music video for the song “Three and a Half Letters (I Need a Job)” today.
The song, from their recent release, “CHICKENFOOT III” ( eOne Music/Edel/EarMusic) is motivated by the dismal job economy and features letters that were sent to Hagar as pleas for help. “CHICKENFOOT” is partnering with Feeding America to encourage fans to help alleviate some of the effects of the job economy. The band will perform “Three and a Half Letters (I Need a Job)” on Jimmy Kimmel Live on the evening of November 3rd.
“I received a lot of letters from people over the years who were looking for help or work and recently I received one from an Afghan War Veteran that ended with ‘Can you help? I need a job’ that just really hit me and the song came together,” said Hagar. “We really want to encourage anyone to help where they can and I think one of the easiest ways is by making contributions to their local food banks so I hope we get that message across in this video and while we are on tour.”
“I Need a Job,” directed by Arthur Rosato (Springsteen, Bonnaroo), features the real life letters received by Hagar and closes with a call to action in partnership with Feeding America. Beginning today, the band is inviting fans to post their own letters and stories to their website in hopes it will help them find employment and continue to shed light on the critical condition in America. The band is also planning on additional outreach to bring more awareness to the issue in each city on their upcoming “Road Test Tour.” While those who are better off may not be able to offer actual jobs, Chickenfoot believes that contributions to food banks in their hometowns is one simple way, among many others, that fans can help firsthand on a local level.
The band is set to embark on the recently announced “2011 Road Test Tour,” beginning November 1st at the Warfield Theatre, San Francisco. The tour will take the band (Satriani, Anthony, Hagar and touring drummer Kenny Aronoff) through five US and five European cities in support of their most recent release Chickenfoot III, which debuted on the Billboard album chart at #9. “CHICKENFOOT III”, has continued to receive critical acclaim:
“It’s a rare case of a group that’s equal to – or perhaps even greater than – the sum of its parts…this is an album that really wins hearts with its granite thump’n’roll.” – Gary Graff, Billboard.
“CHICKENFOOT III” features 10 tracks with so many moments of epiphany that one can barely take them all in on first listen. Colossal, stadium-shaking riffs abound on earth-movers such as “Alright, Alright,” “Last Temptation” and “Lighten Up.” Tradition meets innovation on the Nashville pop-tinged “Different Devil,” the Delta-blues flavored “Something Going Wrong” and the aching rock ballad “Come Closer.” Special video releases and more can be seen at the band’s webpage , as well as their podcast, YouTube, Facebook and Google+ pages. Chickenfoot III follows the band’s 2009 debut album, which debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 100 and was certified gold for sales of over 500,000 units by the Recording Industry Association of America.
About Feeding America: Feeding America provides low-income individuals and families with the fuel to survive and even thrive. As the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity, our network members supply food to more than 37 million Americans each year, including 14 million children and 3 million seniors. Serving the entire United States, more than 200 member food banks support 61,000 agencies that address hunger in all of its forms. For more information on how you can fight hunger in your community and across the country, visit www.feedingamerica.org. Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/FeedingAmerica or follow our news on Twitter at twitter.com/FeedingAmerica.
Western Australian classic metallers Project X are offering a free download of the song ‘Last Man Standing’ in advance of the Halloween release of their second album “D Generation”.
Project X features vocalist Matt Williams (Black Steel), drummer Richard Lovett (Glamnation), bassist Gareth Hughes (The Siren Tower, Graphic Fiction Heroes) and guitarists Jamie Page (Trilogy, Brian May, Black Steel, Black Alice), Sandy Calvezzi (Countdown), Leon Todd (Ragdoll), and Ryan Rafferty (Ragdoll). There are also some notable guest appearances from bassist Dave Harrison (Allegiance, Black Steel), and guitarist/vocalist Graeme Smailes (Cheeky Monkeys).
To receive your free download of ‘Last Man Standing’, LIKE Project X Australia’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Project-X-the-band#!/pages/Project-X-the-band/361839430865 ), and email your name to firstname.lastname@example.org
‘Last Man Standing’ can be heard via YouTube at
“D Generation” is now available to order from www.100percentrock.com, CD Baby, and iTunes.