To showcase Inmoria’s new vocalist -Ronny Hemlin- the band have re-recorded a selection of tracks from their latest album ‘A Farewell To Nothing – The Diary Part I’ with Ronny’s vocals. Ronny (Steel Attack, Tad Morose) stepped in to join the band on their UK tour in October 2011 after the departure of previous vocalist Søren Nico Adamsen who features on the latest album. Ronny has now officially joined Inmoria as the new vocalist.
Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) is proud to announce the release of “EN VIVO!,” a new live IRON MAIDEN Blu-ray™, 2-DVDSet and double soundtrack album, on Tuesday, March 27, in the U.S.
“EN VIVO!” was filmed on April 10, 2011, in front of over 50,000 ecstatic fans at the Estadio Nacional, Santiago, during the Round The World In 66 Days leg of The Final Frontier World Tour, and captures a magnificent performance by the band, ardently embraced by the legendary Latino passion and energy of their Chilean fans.
Bass player and founder member Steve Harris comments “For The Final Frontier Tour it was really important to me that we filmed in South America as we’re always so overwhelmed by the fans’ reaction when we go to that part of the world and I wanted to reflect that in the filming. After much consideration we chose the Santiago show as we felt it was one of our best performances of the entire Tour and to play at the prestigious Estadio Nacional was a landmark moment for us. For reasons known to our fans, it took a long time before we got to play our first show in Chile, and once we did get to play a show, the response was so phenomenal we just had to keep coming back and it’s got better and better each time!
This show also features the gigantic new Eddie. He wasn’t due to make his appearance until our European leg of the tour later in 2011, but we managed to transport him across the sea in a special huge container just in time for the latter end of the South American dates so it was great we were able to immortalize him for the DVD as he really has to be seen to be believed!”
The concert was filmed digitally using 22 HD cameras and an octocam (a flying camera which captures aerial crowd scenes), recorded in both stereo and 5.1 audio and mixed by Maiden’s longstanding producer Kevin “Caveman” Shirley, all of which serves to accentuate the incredible atmosphere of this compelling performance. Extensive use is made of split screens so fans can follow the individual members closer and the set list moves seamlessly between songs from Maiden’s most recent studio album, 2010’s The Final Frontier through to classic fan favourites via the band’s vast and varied catalogue. (full set listing below).
DVD Disc Two is a Bonus Disc containing an 88-minute documentary, BEHIND THE BEAST. This is also an entirely in-house production by Maiden’s own Krew, led by Andy Matthews, and is intended as an interesting and revealing high quality “home movie” for their fans of how to put on an Iron Maiden tour and what goes on behind the scenes at a show. It describes the extraordinary story of one of the most acclaimed and ambitious touring shows in the world. It illustrates the day to day life and complex tasks of the Maiden Killer Krew and the other characters behind the scenes. The expertise and experience, the problem-solving and successes, the sheer scale and immense difficulties of the undertaking comes to life through the day to day coverage of the tour and the background work of the crews in sound, lighting, carpentry, production and set design. As well as interviews with the Iron Maiden crew, it interweaves anecdotes from the band and their fans, and includes footage of the live show in this comprehensive guide to the intricacies of staging massive, live Stadium shows around the World out of the belly of a Boeing 757. The bonus disc also contains an extended version of the promo video “Satellite 15…The Final Frontier”, a video about the making of “Satellite 15…The Final Frontier” plus the opening video sequence to The Final Frontier World Tour.
In addition to the Blu-Ray, the 2DVD will initially be available as a Limited Edition double DVD in Collectors Steel book case and Double Vinyl Picture Disc. As well as a traditional 2CD Soundtrack album, EN VIVO! will also be available as a Digital Download, CD soundtrack album and Digital Download Video.
Maiden’s “Final Frontier World Tour 2010-11″ saw the band circumnavigating the planet for the third time in their customized Boeing 757, Ed Force One, piloted by lead singer Bruce Dickinson, and playing 98 shows in 36 countries to over 2 million fans.
DVD DISC ONE “LIVE AT ESTADIO NACIONAL, SANTIAGO” (approx running time 120 mins)
1. Satellite 15
2. The Final Frontier
3. El Dorado
4. 2 Minutes To Midnight
5. The Talisman
6. Coming Home
7. Dance Of Death
8. The Trooper
9. The Wicker Man
11.When The Wild Wind Blows
12.The Evil That Men Do
13.Fear Of The Dark
15. The Number Of The Beast
16. Hallowed Be Thy Name
17. Running Free
BONUS DISC – DVD DISC TWO “BEHIND THE BEAST” (approx running time 102 mins)
1.Behind The Beast documentary
2.Satellite 15…The Final Frontier promo video (director’s cut)
3.The Making of Satellite 15…The Final Frontier promo
4.The Final Frontier World Tour Show Intro
German rockers (and Hard Rock Hideout favorites) Kissin’ Dynamite have just released a hot new video, “Money, Sex & Power”, This is the track from their up and coming album with the same name that is due out in March. Check out the clip below!
ASTRAL DOORS upcoming album, “Jerusalem”, shows the band at its very, very best. With world famous producer Daniel Bergstrand behind the mixing board, their classic rock/heavy metal is brought to new dimensions. “Jerusalem” is by far the best album so far from ASTRAL DOORS and the concept of the lyrics is darker, more political and more provocative than ever before in the history of the band. The amazing cover artwork has once again been done by Mattias Eriksson who also did “Of the Son and the Father” and “Testament of Rock”.
Today The Great Southern Brainfart is hosting an exclusive premiere of the title track “Jerusalem” HERE.
Noisecreep is streaming the track “With A Stranger’s Eye” HERE.
The album which will be released on January 31st via Metalville Records can be pre-ordered on Amazon.
Formed in Borlänge in 2002, accomplished the all but accomplishable: delighting Power Metal fans and traditionalists alike. Simultaneously, the sound’s unmistakable kinship to Dio-fronted Rainbow and Dio/Martin-fronted Black Sabbath earned ASTRAL DOORS momentum with old-school metalheads who frowned at the perceived blandness and lack of substance in the Power Metal genre.
The debut “Of the Son and the Father” arrived in 2003 to immense critical fanfare, although the crucified priests on the cover succumbed to censorship in Japan where the album was also rechristened (!) “Cloudbreaker”. In the following years, ASTRAL DOORS shrewdly made it impossible for the audience to forget them by bombarding said audience with new releases, one more breathtaking than the other: “Evil Is Forever” (2005), “Raiders of the Ark EP” (2005) and “Astralism” (2006). The band also performed at the perennial Wacken and Sweden Rock Festivals, and did tours with Grave Digger and Blind Guardian – the latter with particular suc-cess.
Sadly, the delightfully Power Metal-laden “New Revelation” (2007) did not lead to ASTRAL DOORS expected big break. The album met with rave reviews, but the band somewhat prematurely ventured their own headline tour, preaching to a still comparatively small choir. Album sales were satisfactory but hardly overwhelming. “Requiem of Time” in January 2010 – introducing new bassist Ulf Lagerström – saw the band gracefully back on track.
Patrik Johansson vocals
Joachim Nordlund guitars
Joakim Roberg organ
Ulf Lagerström bass
Johan Lindstedt drums
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The Red Hot Chili Peppers have announced that a series of North American shows in April and May have been added to their upcoming I’m With You World Tour. Due to multiple foot injuries sustained by lead singer Anthony Kiedis, and subsequent surgery, the tour will now kick off on March 29th in St. Petersburg, FL, and crisscross the continent throughout 2012. Check out the dates below – more dates to be announced soon!
|04/27||Toronto, ON||Air Canada Center (on sale 1/27)|
|04/30||Ottawa, ON||Scotiabank Place (on sale 1/27)|
|05/02||Montreal, QC||Bell Centre (on sale 1/28)|
|05/04||Newark, NJ||Prudential Center (on sale 1/28)|
|05/07||Boston, MA||TD Bank North Garden (on sale 1/27)|
|05/10||Washington, DC||Verizon Center (on sale 1/27)|
|05/11||Philadelphia, PA||Wells Fargo Center (on sale 1/27)|
|05/25||St. Louis, MO||Scottrade Arena (on sale 1/28)|
|05/26||Grand Rapids, MI||Van Andel Arena (on sale 1/27)|
|05/28||Chicago, IL||Allstate Arena (on sale 1/28)|
|05/30||Pittsburgh, PA||Consol Energy Center (on sale 1/27)|
|06/01||Detroit, MI||Palace of Auburn Hills (on sale 1/27)|
|06/02||Cleveland, OH||Quicken Loans Arena (on sale 1/27)|
|06/04||Columbus, OH||Schottenstein Center (on sale 1/27)|
|06/06||Cincinnati, OH||U.S. Bank Arena (on sale 1/27)|
|06/07||Louisville, KY||KFC Yum Center (on sale 1/28)|
PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED TOUR DATES:
03/29 St. Petersburg, FL Tampa Bay Times Forum
03/31 Orlando, FL Amway Arena SOLD OUT
04/02 Sunrise, FL Bank Atlantic Center SOLD OUT
04/04 Raleigh, NC RBC Center SOLD OUT
04/06 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena
04/07 Columbia, SC Colonial Life Arena SOLD OUT
04/09 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum
04/10 Duluth, GA Gwinnett Center SOLD OUT
04/12 Memphis, TN FedEx Forum SOLD OUT
08/11 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center SOLD OUT
08/12 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center SOLD OUT
08/14 Oakland, CA Oakland Arena SOLD OUT
08/15 Oakland, CA Oakland Arena SOLD OUT
09/23 San Diego, CA Valley View Casino Center SOLD OUT
09/25 Phoenix, AZ Jobing.com Arena
09/27 Denver, CO Pepsi Center SOLD OUT
09/29 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center SOLD OUT
10/02 Dallas, TX American Airlines Arena SOLD OUT
10/04 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena SOLD OUT
10/20 Houston, TX Toyota Center SOLD OUT
10/22 Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Energy Arena
10/24 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
10/25 Little Rock, AR Verizon Arena
Finding a cool CD sometimes requires you to be in the right place, at the right time. On a freezing cold Thursday afternoon, I stopped in the local Half Price Books, not to look for music, but to find a movie on DVD that I only had on VHS. I was unsuccessful in finding the movie I was looking for (Aliens), but from the previously owned music section, Doro’s Force Majeure found itself in my hands rather quickly.
Force Majeure is the first CD Doro recorded without the Warlock name. This CD has several classic cuts including
“Save My Soul”, “World Gone Wild”, the cover of Procul Harum’s “A White Shade of Pale”and my personal favorite “River of Tears”.
I once owned Force Majeure on cassette, but never replaced on CD until yesterday afternoon. I can’t believe it took me so long to replace this on CD. I have been thoroughly enjoying Force Majeure, and highly recommend this to all Doro Pesch fans! Doro’s voice has never sounded better than it does on Force Majeure. This CD has some cool tunes and also features the excellent guitar work of Jon Levin.
You can score this CD for less than five bucks at this link. It is worth every penny!
Check it out!
Rating: Out of 10
1. A Whiter Shade of Pale 3:56
2. Save My Soul 3:51
3. World Gone Wild 3:44
4. Misson of Mercy 3:59
5. Angels With Dirty Faces 3:59
6. Beyond the Trees 2:27
7. Hard Times 3:33
8. Hellraiser 5:04
9. I Am What I Am 2:36
10. Cry Wolf 4:47
11. Under the Gun 3:48
12. River of Tears 3:54
13. Bis Aufs Blut 0:38
Doro Pesch – vocals
Jon Levin – guitars
Tommy Henriksen – bass and background vocals
Bobby Rondinelli – drums
Check out the brand new video “On The Radio” from Finnish rockers, Reckless Love! “On The Radio” is on Reckless Love’s new CD, Animal Attraction!
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 !
Chris Jericho will discuss Fozzy’s signing to Century Media Records tomorrow morning at 9am PST (Thursday, January 19, 2011) on the legendary Los Angeles radio station 95.5 KLOS, where he’ll appear live on the Mark and Brian morning show. To listen live on the internet from around the world, click here.
Fozzy – lead singer Chris Jericho, guitarist Rich Ward, drummer Frank Fontsere, bassist Paul DiLeo and guitarist Billy Grey – will release their Century Media debut worldwide in summer 2012. The album will be the follow-up to their acclaimed 2010 release Chasing The Grail , which saw them tour 15 countries around the world and perform in cities from Los Angeles to Lichtenvoorde, including an appearance alongside metal’s Big 4 – Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax – on the Knebworth Sonisphere, and a string of dates on the 2011 Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival headlined by Avenged Sevenfold.
“There are very few musicians I respect more than Rich Ward, and I couldn’t be prouder of bringing him home to Century Media Records, the label that introduced me to Stuck Mojo in 1995,” says Century Media Records product manager Paul Gargano. “Chris is one of the most captivating entertainers and electrifying frontmen I know, and Fozzy have emerged as one of the best-kept secrets in hard rock and metal over the years – now it’s time to let the secret out…”
“Shortly after my 12th Birthday, while air-guitaring to Iron Maiden, I decided that when I grew up, I wanted to ‘pay my bills’ by playing guitar,” says Ward. “In 1995, Century Media Records allowed this seemingly unreachable goal to become a reality with my band Stuck Mojo. When that relationship came to an end in 2001, I continued making and releasing music with several different bands, through several different record companies. There was only one common thread in all my experiences with these other organizations – I wished they were more like Century Media.”
“The truth is, like any ‘first’ relationship, it’s tough to get a real perspective of how good it really is until you’ve had other relationships to compare it to. After having lots of opportunities to gain some perspective, I am honored to return to Century Media Records as they become the home for Fozzy’s music. I’m so grateful to be able to play music for a living, and it is a privilege to continue my career with the label that gave me my start.”
New Album “Full Circle” out now on Metalville Records
Swedish Metallers THE QUILL will be touring North America for the first time ever this March. The West Coast jaunt will start March 7th in Seattle, Washington and winds up March 16th in Fresno, CA. THE QUILL are out supporting their latest release “Full Circle” which was released in 2011 on Metalville Records.
Bassist Robert Triches commented on THE QUILL’s first North American tour:
“To go to the US on tour is nothing less than a dream come true for us. We know we have a faithful fan base here and to finally get the chance to meet that audience live after all these years is… fantastic! It’s gonna be magic! We’re also very happy with where this tour takes us, although we see it as a modest first beginning of touring in the US. We aim to follow this up with many more tours and visits over the next years. Love and respect and see you soon!”
THE QUILL is back! Five years since their last studio album the band is ready to once again spread its musical gospel. The new album “Full Circle” is packed with heavy rock firmly rooted in the seventies but vibrant and updated rather than retro. Needless to say, THE QUILL is a band reborn. This is what they are meant to do. Great music and great shows will always find an audience. Check out their video for “Medicine” HERE
Magnus Arnar (vocals)
Christian Carlsson (guitars)
Jolle Atlagic (drums)
Robert Triches (bass)
“The Quill” (1995)
“Silver haze” (1999)
“Voodoo caravan” (2002)
“Hooray! It’s a Deathtrip” (2003)
“In triumph” (2006)
“Full Circle” (2011)
THE QUILL ON TOUR
3/7: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
3/8: Portland, OR @ Dante’s
3/9: Eugene, OR @ Sam Bond’s
3/10: San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
3/12: Tempe, AZ @ Club Red
3/13: Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
3/14: Las Vegas, NV @ Vamp’d
3/15: Hollywood, CA @ Key Club
3/16: Frenso, CA @ The Starline
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Frontiers Records is excited to announce the Worldwide release of FURYON’s debut album “Gravitas” on March 23rd in Europe and March 27th in North America.
FURYON is a new band from the UK who like nothing more than to challenge expectations. Raised on a diet of heavy metal, prog, and classic rock, FURYON mix all these components for a truly unique and contemporary sound. Delivering huge rock radio friendly songs, with technically challenging, yet infectiously catchy musicianship. Dedicated to one sole purpose, making hard hitting songs that will stand the test of time. “”Our music is good songs with touches of intelligence” says singer Matt Mitchell, “There are a many different moods that come out from this album and all the songs have meaning and substance. Heavy and Melodic! That is what FURYON and this album ‘Gravitas’ is about”.
What separates FURYON from the crowd is the sheer quality of their musicianship. Boasting two truly world class guitarists in the form of Chris Green and Pat “The Shred” Heath, FURYON have few peers when it comes to the quality of their iconic riffs, and jaw dropping solos. Backing them up is one of the tightest rhythm sections the rock world has to offer with the awesome combination of Lee Farmery, and Alex (Nickel) Bowen. Leading from the front is the outstanding vocal versatility of Matt Mitchell, whose emotion drenched voice effortlessly moves between melodic and crunchingly heavy. “We really have been inspired by many bands over the time (as all musicians and writers are)” continues Matt, “but for this album inspirations from bands like Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, Tool, Mastodon, Alter Bridge and Iron Maiden spring to mind”.
In 2009, after a sell out tour, and accompanying EP, FURYON set about the serious business of writing their debut album. The early demo’s reached the ears of US producer Rick Beato (SHINEDOWN, FOZZY), and a powerful and symbiotic relationship was formed. “Our hook up with Rick Beato was through Kip Winger” recalls Matt. “We toured with Winger on their Karma tour and we had spoken with Kip about the band Shinedown and how we liked there productions. Kip hooked us up with Rick and to our delight he was interested in doing the album. Rick is a truly great Producer and writer”.
Released independently on a low profile and later covermounted on Metal Hammer UK, “Gravitas” received already rave responses from the press, including:
“I’ve seen hundreds of unsigned & unknown band in my career. Only a handful of them made me stand up and take any notice. Only one of them made me do that from the very first listen and that one band was FURYON.”
Chris Ingham (Group Publisher Classic Rock, Metal Hammer)
“Brighton’s FURYON are the latest and arguably greatest metal band of the modern era…”
Dom Lawson (Metal Hammer UK)
“Do you like massive hooks? Do you like world-class guitar playing? Do you like music you can bang your head to, stamp your foot to, drive to and f*** to? Yes? …then, even if you’ve not yet heard them, FURYON are already one of your favourite bands.”
Alex Baker (Kerrang! Radio)
“Furyon almost crashed the airwaves when they came on my radio show, I’ve never had so many listeners tune in. They deserve to be stars. They deserve to play stadiums.”
Louise Brown (Presenter Totalrock Radio/Editor Terrorizer Magazine)
“It has real underlying guitar driven fury”
Classic Rock Magazine UK
“Gravitas” will be released on Frontiers Records with the following tracklisting:
Disappear Again; Stand Like Stone; Souvenirs; Don’t Follow; New Way of Living; Voodoo Me; Fear Alone; Wasted on You; Our Peace Someday; Desert Suicide; Voodoo Me (acoustic)*; Souvenirs (acoustic)*
* Bonus tracks
Enjoy the videoclip of the awesome first single “Disappear Again” at this link: following this link: www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEClIzmdBE8 – The song can also be streamed on the Frontiers Records webradio: www.frontiers.it/webradio
Frontiers is now releasing this stunning debut worldwide with 2 bonus tracks. Pay attention: FURYON are destined to stardom!
Matt Mitchell – Vocals
Chris Green – Guitars
Pat Heath – Guitars
Alex “Nickel” Bowen – Bass
Lee Farmery – Drums
KILL DEVIL HILL the new project featuring acclaimed drummer Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, Heaven and Hell, Dio) and bassist Rex Brown, (Pantera, Down) guitar slinger Mark Zavon and lead vocalist Dewey Bragg have confirmed a March 27th release date in North America via SPV/Steamhammer. The album will be available in a standard CD edition, iTunes digital download, and Double Gatefold LP. Details and track listings for each format can be viewed below.
Gates Of Hell
Rise From The Shadows
We’re All Gonna Die
Time & Time Again
Up In Flames
Double Gatefold LP:
Side 1 (14:56)
We’re All Gonna Die
Time & Time Again
Side 2 (10:21)
Side 3 (10:07)
Rise From The Shadows
Up In Flames
Side 4 (12:56)
Gates Of Hell
Bonus Track: Drawbridge
iTunes Digital Download:
Gates Of Hell
Rise From The Shadows
We’re All Gonna Die
Time & Time Again
Up In Flames
Bonus Track: Strange
Vinny Appice and Rex Brown were featured guests on this season’s “That Metal Show”. Rex and Vinny spoke to hosts Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson and Jim Florentine about their debut album, playing live, and signing with SPV. More information on That Metal Show and future airings of the episode with Vinny and Rex can be found HERE.
Revolver Magazine is hosting an exclusive stream of the first track from KILL DEVIL HILL‘s self-titled debut album. The track entitled “Time and Time Again” can be streamed exclusively at http://t.co/4LHY9sIs.
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Los Angeles based hard rock band Black Robot welcome new singer Jeremy Aric to the line-up. Jeremy joins the band after the acrimonious departure of former singer Huck Johns. “We’re very excited about moving forward with Jeremy.” Brightman states “He’s a powerful vocalist with range and style that reminds me of the great British hard rock/heavy metal singers of the past. He was able to deliver great performances on the record that will take Black Robot to the next level.”
Black Robot which also features lead guitarist Andy Andersson, has been in the studio finishing their sophomore release set for 2012. The new album sees the return of Grammy nominated producer Dave Cobb (Shooter Jennings, Jamey Johnson) and Grammy nominated album mixer Mark Needham (The Killers). Also returning for an appearance is former Alice Cooper & Queen keyboardist Fred Mandel. The band posted the first glimpse of the new album on their Facebook and YouTube pages which feature guitarist Andersson and bassist Brightman tracking guitar and bass respectively. A heavy, Black Sabbath sounding tune Staring at the Sun can be heard. This is the first sign of new music the band has released since their debut.
Black Robot is a Los Angeles based rock band formed in 2008 by bassist Jonathan “JB” Brightman. Their debut album was released June 8, 2010 on Formosa Records/Rocket Science Ventures. It was praised by critics and received a Top 15 Rock Albums of 2010 nod from Apple’s iTunes and the #5 Song of the Year (Baddass) by Classic Rock Magazine. Brightman is a founding member of the Grammy nominated band Buckcherry, co-writing and performing on their self-titled debut album, as well as their follow-up Time Bomb. Black Robot is managed exclusively by Ron Rainey and Greg Lewerke for Ron Rainey Management, Inc. For further information about Black Robot visit www.blackrobotmusic.com.
After recently touring Europe with ARCH ENEMY and successfully completing their first-ever headlining US run in the fall of 2011, the thrash road-warriors WARBRINGER are ready for yet another North American tour–this time, with co-headliners ICED EARTH and SYMPHONY X! In regards to this upcoming trek, the band comments: “It’s a new year and we’re looking forward to getting back out there and touring the US and Canada, especially getting back to some of the markets we didn’t hit on the headline tour. These will be big shows and a long tour and we’re excited to share the stage with ICED EARTH and SYMPHONY X, and performing for some of their fans who may have not seen WARBRINGER yet.”
Tour dates for the trek are below, so check to see when this epic bill will be coming to a city near you!
WARBRINGER tour dates feat. ICED EARTH, SYMPHONY X
1/20 – Orangevale, CA – The Boardwalk **off-date with DEATH ANGEL, BLESSED CURSE**
1/21 – Fresno, CA – Starline **off-date with DEATH ANGEL**
1/28 – Portage, IN – Camelot Hall **headlining off-date**
1/30 – Richmond, VA – Kingdom **headlining off-date**
1/31 – Hartford, CT – Webster Theater
2/1 – Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero
2/2 – Baltimore, MD – Sonar **headlining off-date**
2/3 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
2/4 – Quebec City, QC – Albert Rousseau
2/5 – Montreal, QC – Metropolis
2/6 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix
2/9 – Winnipeg, MB – Garrick Centre
2/10 – Saskatoon, SK – Louis Pub
2/11 – Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room
2/12 – Calgary, AB – Flames Central
2/14 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
2/15 – Seattle, WA – Showbox Market
2/16 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
2/17 – San Francisco, CA – Regency Theater
2/18 – Los Angeles, CA – Club Nokia
2/20 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
2/21 – Anaheim, CA – Grove
2/22 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
2/24 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
2/25 – Denver, CO – Summit
2/26 – Kansas City, MO – Midland Theater
2/27 – Dallas, TX – Trees
2/28 – Austin, TX – Emos East
2/29 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
3/2 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
3/3 – Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues
3/4 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
3/5 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theater
3/6 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte
3/7 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
3/8 – Frederick, MD – Café 611
3/9 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
3/10 – New York, NY – Best Buy Theater
3/11 – Clifton Park, NY – Northern Lights
3/12 – Poughkeepsie, NY – The Loft **headlining off-date**
3/13 – Washington DC – 9:30 Club
3/14 – Buffalo, NY – The Town Ballroom
3/15 – Pittsburgh, PA – Altar Bar
3/16 – Pontiac, MI – The Crofoot
3/17 – Joliet, IL – Mojoes
WARBRINGER released their latest effort, Worlds Torn Asunder, in September of last year to rave reviews, peaking at #3 on the Metal charts and debuting at #11 on Billboard’s Heatseekers. To watch the music video for the album’s hit thrash attack, “Shattered Like Glass”, click here. Worlds Torn Asunder can also be purchased here for $7.99 on iTunes.
Read on for critics’ takes on WARBRINGER and Worlds Torn Asunder:
“With their third full-length album, L.A.’s WARBRINGER have come into their own, penning a dynamic record heavy with apocalyptic disillusionment and technical proficiency.” – REVOLVER MAGAZINE
“This is what EXODUS used to sound like…only better.” – METAL HAMMER UK
“Equal parts speed and menace; each track is chock full of teeth crumbling riffs and gritty death tainted vocals, all paired with furious drumming in a symphony of aggressive sonic destruction that thrashes from start to finish!” – SUBSTREAM MUSIC PRESS MAGAZINE
Legendary US metal band MALICE signed a worldwide deal with SPV / Steamhammer. Original members Jay Reynolds (guitars), Mick Zane (guitars) and Mark Behn (bass) entered the Silver Cloud Studios in Los Angeles together with new singer James Rivera (Helstar) and new drummer Pete Holmes (Black N´Blue) to re-record some of their classics plus 4 new songs. The producer is Joe Floyd (Warrior) who also was involved in producing records of Bruce Dickinson and Rob Halford. The album is scheduled for a May 2012 release.
“We were all amazed at the great crowd responce and turn out for the gigs we played in 2011 , and it feels great to have a well known label like SPV behind us, be in the studio with a veteran line up and have a killer producer…… there will no longer be an abscence of MALICE !!” comments Jay Reynolds.
The band can`t wait to go on tour and dates will be announced soon. Bass player Robert Cardenas (Agent Steel) , who also recorded the new tracks in the studio, will step in for Mark Behn on the live front.
SPV / Steamhammer A&R / Product manager Olly Hahn comments: “Malice was always underrated. With their two albums “In The Beginning” and “License To Kill” they created timeless US Metal and it´s time to let all the younger fans know about this and show the older fans that Malice is still capable to write songs in the name of metal. I`m very happy that the band decided to be part of the growing SPV / Steamhammer family.”
MALICE was formed in 1981 and released two albums: In The Beginning (1985) and License To Kill (1986) and one EP Crazy In The Night (1988). They also were part – and the only band with two songs – of the first legendary “Metal Massacre”-Sampler in 1982. Malice toured in the US, Canada and Europe with bands like Alice Cooper, WASP and Slayer. Most memorable gig was in 1982 when Malice played in Los Angeles at the Troubador Club – support act was an unknown band called……. Metallica.
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L.A. Guns featuring Phil Lewis, Steve Riley, Stacey Blades and Scotty Griffin are pleased to announce the signing of their new record deal with Cleopatra Records. The band are currently in pre-production and expect to start tracking in early February with legendary producer, and old friend, Andy Johns (Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, Cinderella,Van Halen and Chickenfoot, as well as the last three L.A. Guns albums). A CD and vinyl release, as well as bonus tracks available only on iTunes, is set for early summer. A nine-month World Tour following the release is also currently being put together.
Singer Phil Lewis is said to be thrilled to get back in the studio and finally get a chance to record once again with Andy. “We’ve been waiting a long time to get back in and record. Our last album, Tales From The Strip, was incredibly well-received and we’re looking forward to putting out something even better! With today’s uncertain musical landscape it’s great to have a label like Cleopatra Records behind us. We’ve been friends with Brian Perera (Cleopatra Records owner and founder) for a long time, and are really looking forward to working together on this and many more projects with him in the future.”
Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the release of JEFF SCOTT SOTO’s fifth studio album “Damage Control” on March 23rd in Europe and March 27th in North America.
Extraordinary performer and amazing vocalist throughout, Jeff Scott Soto blasts through these hard rocking tracks with energy and masters the transition smoothly from heavy rock to a delicate ballad. For his new album “Damage Control”, Jeff has turned to many of his past influences and most requested aspects of his career by blending the art of Melodic Rock with Hard Rock throughout.
“I feel Damage Control is more of a return to what my fans would expect to hear from me. It’s a perfect blend of my first two solo albums with Frontiers Records; Prism and Lost in the Translation, but also mixes in some of my favorite moments of my past bands such as Talisman and Soul SirkUS” tells Jeff. “It is heavy, AOR, hard rock with loads of great riffs and melodies”
“Damage Control” was recorded in the fall of 2011 and is completed with appearances and co-writing along with his former and current band mates together with many guests including Jamie Borger and Nalley Påhlsson (Treat), Casey Grillo (Kamelot), Joel Hoekstra (Night Ranger) and legendary Y&T founding member Dave Meniketti. Jeff recalls: “Y&T drummer Mike Vanderhule played drums on a track and suggested I bring Dave on but, as he is a long time friend and one on the ‘wish list’ of people I would have loved to have, I didn’t want to get an excuse that he was too busy or not interested, to my surprise I got neither… he was willing to do it and I was not only grateful but beyond pleased to work with another musical hero!”
The album will be released in two exclusive configurations; the basic version in CD jewel box will include 11 songs, while the deluxe edition in digipak format has an additional 3 bonus tracks and a DVD. Full tracklisting is below:
CD: Give A Little More, Damage Control, Look Inside Your Heart, Die A Little, Take U Down*, If I Never Let Her Go, Tears That I Cry, BonaFide, Elena*, Krazy World, How To Love Again, AfterWorld, NeverEnding War, Afraid To Die*
* Bonus tracks only available on the Deluxe Edition.
DVD: Look Inside Your Heart (videoclip); NeverEnding War (videoclip); Damage Control (videoclip); EPK interview.
Jeff Scott Soto is currently planning tour dates that will support the release of the new record: “The plan is to do as much touring as possible wherever the World will have me. I plan to promote this album with a proper touring regiment!” concludes Jeff. Get ready for “Damage Control”, it will rock your World!
The first single “Look Inside Your Heart” can be streamed in full on Frontiers Records’ webradio: www.frontiers.it/webradio – the official trailer can be enjoyed following this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHMnFbmxEuM
In the late 80s, Suicidal Tendencies ruled the thrash realm alongside bands like Megadeth and Anthrax. By 1989, the band’s popularity dwarfed that of their comrades. With hits like “Institutionalized,” “Join The Army,” and “How Will I Laugh Tomorrow, When I Can’t Even Smile Today,” Suicidal Tendencies were at the top of their game. In 2001, the band took a long hiatus before releasing a few compilation albums. During that time, lead singer, Mike Muir, released some solo CDs, under the moniker Cyco Miko. His latest Cyco Miko effort, The Mad Mad Muir Musical Tour is a gift to fans of Suicidal Tendencies everywhere.
Opening with the instrumental “MMM,” Mike Muir and company draw from Muir’s days in Suicidal Tendencies with an in your face, heart pounding, hard thrash opening. The album erupts from there, spilling out all of Muir’s influences. Muir reminds us all why we loved Suicidal Tendencies so much in the 80s and makes us long for a new album from the band. Gleaning bits of Suicidal Tendencies, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Primus, Cyco Miko combines thrash, funk, alternative, and groove, yet never clearly depicts one particular sound. Some fans will love the variety contained on this record, others will wish that Muir could make up his mind.
Overall, The Mad Mad Muir Musical Tour is a great disc. Heavy songs with deep lyrics like “Happiness” and “Done Gone Stupid,” will find fists in the air and forge shout-alongs in no time. The slower ballads like the Suicidal Tendencies cover “Alone,” and “Logical Thoughts Of A Lunatic” express the pain life puts everyone through. The deep spiritual growth contained in the songs can resonate with fans old and young. The style of music may be all over the map, but the sound is clearly enjoyable. Cyco Miko may not be able to proclaim one particular genre, but that’s all right. The strong songs found on The Mad Mad Muir Musical Tour don’t need to be pigeonholed into one category. They can all fall under the same label of great music.
Notable Tracks: “Happiness,” “Done Gone Stupid,” “Hang On (The Fight Song)
Rating: Out of 10
- All The Way
- Got Feeling
- Done Gone Stupid
- Full Of It
- Hang On (The Fight Song)
- Logical Thoughts Of A Lunatic
- Who’s Next
- What It Is
- S. Lo Death
Greek hard rockers, Junkyard 69 have released a new video “We Want War”. This is song is from the band’s Demo, On A Wing And A Prayer. Check it out!
Italian hard rockers Voodoo Highway, wishing you an ultrarocking 2012 and to thank everyone for the great help you all gave to the band in 2011 in making it a great year, will make available for TOTALLY FREE DOWNLOAD their song “Till It Bleeds” from January Monday 16th to Sunday 22nd… so be fast!
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The album is mastered and ready! Here’s a sneak peek of our third effort. We give you: SULTANS OF SIN
Release date (Sweden) February 29th 2012 (leap day!)
1. Come Alive
2. Raise Your Hands
3. Land of Broken Dreams
5. More Than a Man
6. Love Junkie
7. The One to Blame
8. Back Again
9. Bastards of Rock & Roll
10. Sultans of Sin
PRONG will be touring throughout 2012 supporting their forthcoming release “Carved Into Stone” which will be released in April on Long Branch Records. The initial dates have been confirmed, and they include one headlining date and two shows supporting Bay Area Thrashers Testament on two dates in February, followed by a string of headlining gigs in March.
PRONG are putting the final touches on their Long Branch Records debut with producer Steve Evetts. PRONG (whose lineup includes bassist Tony Campos and drummer Alexei Rodriguez) has taken a major step forward in their constantly evolving brand of sonic schematics.
“Carved Into Stone” is quintessentially PRONG. It stretches into the band’s earliest and dirtiest foundations on which the band was founded on New York’s Lower East Side to the present as a staple of today’s post-metal and rock scenes.
See PRONG Live:
2/16: Santa Clara, CA @ The Avalon
2/17: Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades*
2/18: Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory *
3/22: Los Angeles, CA @ The Viper Room
3/23: Las Vegas, NV @ LVCS
3/24: Tempe, AZ @ The Clubhouse
3/25: Fresno, CA @ Starline
3/26: Fullerton, CA @ Slidebar
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Riot founder and guitarist Mark Reale has been admitted to a San Antonio hospital in critical condition due to complications of Crohn’s disease. Subsequently, there is a possibility that he may not appear in the band’s upcoming performances in the Northeast and aboard the 70,000 Tons of Metal Cruise to Grand Cayman.
Mark has been battling Crohn’s for most of his life, working and performing while enduring almost constant pain and the side effects of treatment for his illness. He was in Texas bravely attempting to practice for the shows, but was felled by a severe onset of Crohn’s symptoms leaving him in the Intensive Care Unit at an undisclosed facility.
The band has agreed that the performances will take place as scheduled with the possibility that Mark may not be well enough in time to appear. Riot would also like to acknowledge that Mark has been struggling with these symptoms throughout the production of their new album, Immortal Soul, and that guitarist Mike Flyntz recorded a major portion of the guitars on the album with Mark’s creative direction while he was unable to perform.
For this reason, fans can be assured that the show will be as exciting as anything Riot has ever staged, even if Mike needs to hold down double guitar duty. Mark will be sorely missed in this event, but the shows will go on.
We ask fans and friends of the band to pray for Mark’s speedy recovery, and to support the band in our efforts to bring you the Riot reunion shows that have been so long in the making. While Mark’s family insists on privacy during this difficult time, your prayers and good wishes will make it to his bedside until he is able to return to the stage.
Many thanks and Shine On!
Mike, Tony, Bobby and Don
RIOT LIVE ON TOUR
1/18: New York, NY @ BB Kings
1/19: West Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
1/20: Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
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