HALCYON WAY, Atlanta’s premier metal band is bringing their powerful mixture of heavy, punishing riffs and infectious melodies to North America with their new release “IndoctriNation”. “IndoctriNation” is the sequel to 2010′s “Building The Towers” and continues the sound and theme of that album. It features 5 brand new original tracks; a cover of “Stand Up” by Steel Dragon, a radio edit of “The Age Of Betrayal”, and an industrial remix of “The System”.
Aurally combining the heaviness of bands like Testament, the technical prowess of Dream Theater, the power metallic attitude of Evergrey and soaring vocal melodies, HALCYON WAY will leave you awestricken by their punishing riffs and unforgettable hooks.
Order your copy now at www.halcyonway.com/webshop
HALCYON WAY are hugely involved with the Rock Band Network and Rock Band video game series. The band is now part of the largest contest ever run by Rock Band Network. All details and a comment from guitarist Jon Bodan about the contest:
“HALCYON WAY are proud to be part of this great contest and ready to see how the fans do as they try to outshred us! BRING IT,” said Bodan.
Did you guys say you wanted a contest? Boy have we got one for you!
First the bad news :
To win this contest you’ll have to prove your mettle in a TAG “Endless set list” featuring THIRTY of our songs in one play list!
Thirty songs you say? THIRTY?!? Yep 30. BUT the spoils that go to the victor will be well worth going through the set list.
First up :
You’ll get a signed copy of Rishloo’s “Feathergun” album, a signed Rishloo poster, a limited edition very RARE signed Halcyon Way poster, a copy of Halcyon Way’s “Building the Towers” and “Indoctrination” CDs, CYNIC “Traced in Air”. THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN “Option Paralysis”, AND SEPTICFLESH “Communion” CDs!
WHAT? Still not enough?
Good god people….ok then how about a set of drum sticks for your rock band drum set, some drum tape, a gaggle of T-shirts from Fender, Martin, Vic Firth, and other brands, AND a cooler with an ipod dock!
Surely that’s enough….No?!?! You want more?!?
Ok last thing. I mean it.
The winner of this contest will also receive one FENDER PRO GUITAR AND A MIDI ADAPTER FOR THE XBOX 360.
Yeah you read that right. That Pro guitar that everyone wants and no one can find because it’s no longer in production? All you have to do is win this contest and it’s yours.
Along with all that other stuff.
Oh and since you twisted our arm we’ll throw in 3200 ms points to get your new pro guitar Rock Band collection started.
We told you we’d be announcing the contest to end all contests and we meant it.
Oh what’s that? How do you win?
Well that’s the easy part. You don’t have to be first place, or tenth place, all you have to do is log in a score on the leader boards for this battle on ANY instrument or combination of instruments during the next seven days.
A winner will be picked at random from all the leader board scores.
So for you guys that don’t think you’re good enough to win a contest because there are better players out there, then this is THE contest for you.
WHAT?!?! STILL NOT GOOD ENOUGH!?!?!
OK how about some very rare Harmonix swag then? A bunch of RB stickers (instrument icons and John Dee artwork), pins, wristbands, a RBN tote bag AND a signed copy of RB3 for the 360.
Go. Play. Win.
Click the link above to join the contest. You’ll be taken to a page that lets you purchase any tracks you might not have to join the contest.
“INDOCTRINATION” TRACK LIST: 1. On Black Wings
2. Our Finest Hour
4. Revolution Is Now
5. The Wages Of War
6. Stand Up (Sammy Hagar Cover)
7. The Age Of Betrayal (radio Edit)
8. The System (karbonBlack RMX-Remixed-Bodan)
2011 – INDOCTRINATION – Nightmare Records
2010 – BUILDING THE TOWERS – Nightmare Records
2008 – A MANIFESTO FOR DOMINATION – Nightmare Records
Steve Braun – vocals
Jon Bodan – guitars
Zane – guitars
Kris Maltenieks – bass
Ernie Topran – drums
http://www.halcyonway.com (Official Website)
ANNOUNCE UK/IRELAND TOUR FOR 2012
British rock legends UFO announce a massive UK/Ireland-Tour for 2012. The band (Phil Mogg – vocals, Andy Parker – drums, Vinnie Moore – guitars, Paul Raymond – keyboards) is currently in the studio with producer Tommy Newton to record their new studio album which will be released on February 27th 2012 through SPV / Steamhammer.
15th March – Cambridge – The Junction
16th March – Edinburgh – HMV Picture House
17th March – Newcastle – 02 Academy
18th March – Leeds – 02 Academy
20th March – Dublin – Academy
21st March – Belfast – Spring & Airbrake
23rd March – Milton Keynes – The Stables
24th March – Tavistock – The Wharf
25th March – Bristol – 02 Academy
27th March – Nottingham – Rock City
28th March – Norwich – Waterfront
30th March – Manchester – HMV Ritz
31st March – Wolverhampton – Wulfrun Hall
1st April – Southampton – The Brook
3rd April – Brighton – Concorde 2
4th April – London – Forum
Chicago rockers Rise Against announce the first leg of their 2012 tour as new single “Satellite” goes for adds at alternative rock radio. The tour kicks off January 17th at the Austin Music Hall in Austin, TX (see below for complete itinerary). A Day to Remember and The Menzingers will open all shows with Glassjaw joining the bill for the February 3rd show in Uniondale, NY.
Rise Against recently premiered the video for “Satellite” exclusively on their Facebook page last week along with a message thanking fans for their participation in capturing the audience reaction to its live performance.
“Satellite” is the third single to be released off Rise Against’s sixth studio album Endgame. The track follows previous top 5 rock radio singles “Help Is On The Way” and “Make It Stop (September’s Children).”
Below is the list of winter 2012 Rise Against headline dates:
January 17th Austin Music Hall Austin, TX
January 18th Illusion Theater San Antonio, TX
January 19th House of Blues New Orleans, LA**
January 21st UCF Arena Orlando, FL
January 22nd Township Auditorium Columbia, SC
January 24th Old Dominion University Norfolk, VA
January 26th Kent State University Kent, OH
January 27th UIC Pavilion Chicago, IL
January 29th Penn State State College, PA
January 30th Mid Hudson Civic Center Poughkeepsie, NY
February 1st Paul E. Tsongas Arena Lowell, MA
February 3rd Nassau Coliseum Uniondale, NY ***
February 4th Susquehanna Bank Center Camden, NJ
February 5th Patriot Center Fairfax, VA (on sale 11/18)
**A Day To Remember will not be on this show.
*** Glassjaw joins the bill
D-A-D has released a new video “I Want What She’s Got” in support of their up and coming album, DIC.NI.LAN.DAFT.ERD.ARK.
D-A-D will release their DIC.NII.LAN.DAFT.ERD.ARK, on November 11th in Germany and November 14th in their homeland. The album title is a play on their previous band name DISNEYLAND AFTER DARK, which had to be changed after a threatening lawsuit from The Walt Disney Company.
The track listing for DIC.NII.LAN.DAFT.ERD.ARK is:
‘A New Age Moving In’
‘I Want What She’s Got’
‘Fast On Wheels’
‘The Place Of The Heart’
‘Last Time In Neverland’
‘Breaking Them Heart By Heart’
‘We All Fall Down’
‘Wild Thing In The Woods’
‘Can’t Explain What It…’
‘Drag Me To The Curb’
‘Your Lips Are Sealed’
56 Year old Michael Schenker has released a new solo CD, Temple of Rock. I had no expectations for this CD when I picked it up. I didn’t read any reviews or see any press about it. I picked it up solo because Schenker is a legendary guitarist who always delivers quality music. Temple of Rock continues that tradition with more killer fret work, and a band featuring some of the biggest veterans in hard rock, Pete Way, Herman Rarebell, and Michael Voss.
Michael Voss is the singer from Mad Max and Cassanova. I am not familiar with the music from those bands, so the voice of Voss is new to me. His voice definitely works well with the insane licks from Michael Schenker.
“Fallen Angel” almost has a hair metal like vibe to it, but Schenker’s riffs give it a heavy enough spin to made it stand out.
“The End of An Era” is a high-speed rocker that rocks on all counts. Michael Voss delivers a great vocal, and Schenker cranks out another great guitar solo!
I love the middle eastern influence in the Schenker’s riffs on “Miss Claustrophobia”. This song is one of the many highlights on Temple of Rock.
Doogie White handles the vocals on the song “Before the Devil Knows Your Dead”. You won’t want to miss this killer cut.
“Lover’s Sinfony” reunites Schenker with former MSG vocalist Robin McAuley. If there was ever a Yin to the Yang that is Michael Schenker, McAuley would be the one. His voice is the perfect match for Schenker’s stellar playing. I would love to see these two reunite for another MSG Album.
“Saturday Night” is the ultimate weekend anthem that get lots of airplay. This song is catchy as hell!
The CD is closed out with an extended version of “How Long” that features a guitar battle with Michael Schenker, Leslie West and Michael Amott. Very cool stuff indeed!
The Temple of Rock is a must own CD for all Michael Schenker fans. You won’t be disappointed! Check it out! You can pick it up at this link.
01. Intro (Speech Performed by William Shatner)
02. How Long
03. Fallen Angel
04. Hanging on
05. The End of An Era
06. Miss Claustrophobia
07. With You
08. Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead
09. Storming In
10. Scene of Crime
11. Saturday Night
12. Lover’s Sinfony
14. How Long (3 Generations Guitar Battle Version)
Michael Schenker Band is:
Michael Schenker – Guitar
Michael Voss – Vocals
Herman Rarebell – Drums
Pete Way – Bass
Wayne Findlay – Keyboards
Other featured musicians:
Elliott “Dean” Rubinson