JANUS—singer David Scotney, guitarist Mike Tyranski, bassist Alan Quitman and drummer Johnny Salazar—experienced great success with their 2009 debut album, RED RIGHT RETURN, but the band’s new album, NOX AERIS, reveals how far they’ve come.
After a killer show last night at BB Kings in New York City (Check Out a Review Here), RIOT‘s next scheduled show for tonight in West Springfield, VA at Jaxx has been cancelled. When the band arrived at the venue today they were informed by the venue, that the venue did not have their permits in place to have a show this evening. RIOT would like to apologize to all their fans and hope to make up the show in the near future. RIOT‘s show in Rochester, NY on January 20th will go on as scheduled as well as their appearance on the 70,000 Tons Of Metal Boat Cruise January 23rd – January 27th.
1/20: Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
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U.S. cult rockers LILLIAN AXE are preparing to release their new album “XI: The Days Before Tomorrow” on January 27th in Europe. The album´s opening track “Babylon” is streaming below.
Warrant has released a new video for their song “Home”. This song is from the band’s 2011 album Rockaholic. Check it out!
Warrant has announced some new tour dates for 2012, including a stop at the 2012 M3 Rock Festival. Check below for dates!
23 – The Canyon Club – Agoura Hills, CA
24 – Brixton – Redondo Beach, CA
25 – The Coach House – San Juan Capistrano, CA
17 – Delta Downs Racetrack – Vinton, LA
12 – Festival – Columbia, MD
8 – Wolf Den at Mohegan Sun – Uncasville, CT
14 – Toronto Convention Center – Toronto, ON
I offer to you today a mini-rant about the Grammy awards. I have to admit that I am not a fan of the Grammy’s in any way shape or fashion. Their selections in the Hard Rock/Metal categories have been way off, and almost an after thought in the years that have passed. When I saw this year’s nominees, I wondered who the knucklehead was that came up with these choices.
The Nominees for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance are:
Dream Theater – On the Backs of Angels
Foo Fighters – Wasting Light
Mastodon – Curl of the Burl
Megadeth – Public Enemy No. 1
Sum 41 – Screaming Bloody Murder
I have no problem with any of the bands on this list, but lets face it, Sum 41 and Foo Fighters are NOT hard rock bands, and should not be considered as such. Yes, they are good bands, but they should not be in this category at all.
Dream Theater, Mastodon, and Megadeth all turned in good albums in 2011, and Mastodon may be the most deserving of the five bands on this list.
Anthrax turned in one of the best albums of their career and didn’t get a nomination? COME ON! Mr. Big is very deserving of a nomination with the incredible reunion record What If…. The young thrash band Havok turned in a blistering effort with their sophomore release Time is Up. Five Finger Death Punch and Anvil turned in solid efforts as well.
The Grammy’s should have a poll where fans can vote on the nominees, instead of having some stuffed shirt music executive that has no passion about the music, handle the choices.
The nominations should be broken into two categories for Hard Rock & Metal, but the Grammy’s do not give the music that we love any respect. Until they do, I won’t waste my time watching their farce of a music award show.
Imminent Sonic Destruction, Detroit’s Progressive Metal band comprised of members of some the city’s best Progressive and Metal bands has teamed up with producer Roy Z (Halford, Bruce Dickinson) to record their debut album, “Recurring Themes”.
Imminent Sonic Destruction is the brainchild of Detroit-based guitarist, vocalist and metal innovator Tony Piccoli. Influenced by the raw power of bands such as Strapping Young Lad, Meshuggah and Pantera , as well as the disciplined complexities of progressive groups like Dream Theater and Genesis, Piccoli set out to change the face of metal. His blend of crushing guitars, ethereal overtones, a combination of vocal styles and wonderful melody are wrapped in subtly complex time signatures, skull-crushing guitar riffs, and melodic hooks so memorable that you will need surgery to get these songs out of your head.
The album, which will be released in February 2012, features nine original tracks that feature the band’s trademark vocal harmonies soaring over original progressive-metal riffing, melodic compositions and the rhythms of ex-Tiles drummer, Pat DeLeon.
“I had the great pleasure of working with Imminent Sonic Destruction last year. Tony and the lads have a special blend of great songs and musicianship which I feel is sometimes often lost in the genre.”, says producer Roy Z, “Only time will tell but I think Imminent Sonic Destruction have a great future ahead of them.”
Imminent Sonic Destruction are:
Tony Piccoli – Lead Vocals, Guitars
Pat DeLeon – Drums, Percussion
Scott Thompson – Guitars, Vocals
Pete Hopersberger – Keyboards, Vocals
Bryan Paxton – Bass, Vocals
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Frontiers Records is pleased to celebrate PRETTY MAIDS’ Thirtieth Anniversary with the release of the band’s first ever live 2CD/DVD package entitled “It Comes Alive (Maid in Switzerland)” on March 23rd in Europe and March 27th in North America.
Following the highly acclaimed 2010 album “Pandemonium”, Danish melodic hard rockers, Pretty Maids have been touring more or less constantly throughout 2010/2011. They undertook a full scale European tour in 2010 and have since played several festivals and occasional gigs. The overwhelming response to the new songs and the ongoing requests coming from the fans prompted the band to take their chance and record a live 2CD/DVD last October 1st 2011. Pretty Maids gathered in Pratteln, Switzerland with an enthusiastic and highly explosive crowd of die hard fans and followers to fulfill the demand, for an energetic and memorable performance which was recorded with a fully equipped mobile studio and cameras.
“Riding on the success of our previous studio album Pandemonium and with maybe the strongest line up ever, we thought that we’d make some kind of a live document of what this band is all about in the present time” tells singer Ronnie Atkins. “It Comes Alive is purely and simply a tribute to all our fans and supporters throughout the world, who gave us so many memorable moments, so much pleasure and making our childhood dreams come through”.
“The band’s spirit during the last couple of years has been better than in a long long time” says Atkins. And “It Comes Alive (Maid in Switzerland)” shows the band at the top of their game, performing songs from a 30 year long career.
“It’s always difficult to make a set list that satisfies everyone” continues the singer, “It’s a combination of what the crowd expect us to play and what we like to play ourselves ! But of course there are songs like Futureworld and Red hot and heavy that we have been playing for the last 25 years so, they still get a new life every time we play ‘em and still seem to please our audience. But basically what you will find on this Live album are the songs that we toured with on the Pandemonium tour, with a few exceptions”.
“It Comes Alive (Maid in Switzerland)” will be exclusively released in a lavish 2cd/dvd digipak released and will include the following tracks:
CD1: Pandemonium; I.N.V.U; Hell on high heels; Wake up to the real world; Destination paradise; Another shot of your love; Scream; Walk away; It comes at night; Queen of dreams; Savage heart; Clay.
CD2: Yellow rain; Rock the house; Back to back; Rodeo; Lovegames; Future world; Little drops of heaven; Please don’t leave me; Red hot and heavy; Lethal Heroes*
* bonus track
DVD Contents: Pandemonium; I.N.V.U.; Hell On High Heels; Wake Up To The Real World; Destination Paradise; Another Shot of your love; Scream; Walk Away; It Comes At Night; Queen Of Dreams; Savage Heart; Yellow Rain; Rock The House; Back To Back; Rodeo; Love Games; Future World; Little Drops Of Heaven; Please Don’t Leave Me; Red Hot & Heavy.
Rockumentary (incl. backstage footage and interviews with the band)
DVD Format: NTSC Region Free / Length 120 mins / Stereo mix 2.0 / Screen 16:9
The Album trailer can be enjoyed below!
“It Comes Alive (Maid in Switzerland)” captures Pretty Maids in their finest moment, Live on stage – In your face ! It’s party time, so just: TURN UP THE VOLUME !