Check out the brand new video “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us” from the Darkness!
Like what you hear? You can get a free download of the song at this link!
After 350 shows worldwide during their “World Domination Tour” touring with bands like Dio – W.A.S.P. – Queensryche – Doro – Lordi to following up their recent success album “World Domination” mixed by legendary Michael Wagener famous for his work with bands like Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, Mötley Crüe… FATAL SMILE spent over a year writing, and recording songs for what they knew was the album to become their legacy. The album was recorded in the tour buses, hotel rooms and studios all over the world before finally eleven songs were singled out and re-recorded during 2011. Ten top names tried out for the mixing job, all mixing the song planned as the second single of the album. The band put together a jury of friends to pick out their favorite mix, which turned out to be mix no. 5, not knowing it was mixed by Philty and MR.Y!
After a year of blood, sweat and beer´s it´s finally time for their brand new album “21ST CENTURY FREAKS” to see the light of day! This time they have done everything on their own to make it the ultimate FATAL SMILE album, from recording and engineering to producing and mixing the album and the result is massive, with “in your face” songs and a “larger than life” sound!!! The album is produced by MR.Y, engineered/recorded by Philty and mixed by the pair together…The mastering duties was handled by Mats “Limpan” Lindfors at Cutting Room Studios. The first single “Welcome To The Freakshow” will be released in March and the album will be released in Europe on April 27 via Metallville Records.
The release will be followed by a massive world tour, and you can expect to see FATAL SMILE´s intense live show blasting in a venue/festival near you during this year…
01/04/12 Prag Metrix Czech Republic
03/04/12 Wien Szene Austria
04/04/12 Budapest Club 202 Hungary
05/04/12 Zagreb Tvornica Croatia
07/04/12 Sofia Hristo Botev Hall Bulgaria
08/04/12 Bukarest The Silver Church Romania
10/04/12 Berlin C-Club Germany
11/04/12 Kassel Fiasko Germany
12/04/12 Kerkrade Rocktemple Netherlands
13/04/12 Burglengenfeld VA Zentrum Germany
14/04/12 Bochum Matrix Germany
15/04/12 Ludwigsburg Rockfabrik Germany
17/04/12 Pratteln Z 7 Switzerland
19/04/12 Pamplona Sala Totem Spain
20/04/12 Aviles Quattro Spain
21/04/12 Madrid Sala Ritmo y Compas Spain
22/04/12 Huesca Sala Jai Alai Spain
30/03/12 Leipzig Hellraiser Germany
31/03/12 Zlin Masters of Rock Cafe Czech Republic
ROCK ON THE RANGE 2012
REVEALS MASSIVE LINEUP FOR SIXTH ANNUAL
PREMIER DESTINATION ROCK FESTIVAL
PERFORMERS INCLUDE INCUBUS, ROB ZOMBIE, SHINEDOWN,
MARILYN MANSON, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, SLASH,
MEGADETH, CHEVELLE, CYPRESS HILL, MASTODON AND MORE
ROCK ON THE RANGE returns for its sixth year boasting a massive lineup covering the rock spectrum. America’s premier destination rock festival will be held May 18-20 at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, OH featuring performances from Incubus, Rob Zombie, Shinedown, Marilyn Manson, Five Finger Death Punch, Slash, Megadeth, Chevelle, Cypress Hill, Mastodon and many more.
“Incubus is stoked to be joinin’ the killer lineup at Rock On The Range this year. We’ll see y’all in Columbus,” comments Brandon Boyd from festival co-headliner Incubus.
“If you thought last time was a blast, then this time we are gonna blow your f#@*ing mind,” says co-headliner Rob Zombie.
To get the party started and based on the success of last year’s anniversary celebration, the weekend will kick off with the Friday Night 4Play, which is absolutely FREE with every ROCK ON THE RANGE weekend ticket purchase. The May 18 party will feature performances from Hairball, Foxy Shazam, Hells Bells and more.
The current lineup for ROCK ON THE RANGE 2012 is as follows: Incubus, Rob Zombie, Shinedown, Marilyn Manson, Five Finger Death Punch, Slash, Megadeth, Chevelle, Cypress Hill, Mastodon, Theory of a Deadman, Volbeat, Down, The Darkness, Halestorm, Escape The Fate, P.O.D., Lacuna Coil, Adelitas Way, Black Stone Cherry, Cavo, Attack Attack!, Trivium, Bobaflex, Falling In Reverse, Redlight King, Aranda, Emphatic, Otherwise, James Durbin, Black Tide, Kyng, 12 Stones, SOiL, Rival Sons, Eve To Adam, and Ghosts of August.
Monster Energy returns as one of the driving partners behind the success of ROCK ON THE RANGE as more than fifteen acts perform on the mammoth Monster Main Stage. Jägermeister also celebrates its fifth year as a key partner while welcoming twelve of the hottest up-and-coming bands to the in-your-face, up close and personal Jägermeister Music Stage. In all, ROCK ON THE RANGE features three stages, 44 bands, and three days of non-stop rock.
“There are so many incredible bands playing at ROTR this year, and every one of them is significant,” says Del Williams, co-executive producer of the event for Right Arm Entertainment. “I think this is the most interesting mix of bands that we have had at the festival. The Rangers already know that the weekend is going to be insanely great, but there will be surprises this year and a certain edge to the lineup that will likely create some of the most memorable moments in the 6 year history of Rock on the Range.”
Tickets for ROCK ON THE RANGE go on-sale Friday, February 10 at 10:00 AM EST at the festival’s website, Ticketmaster and the Crew Stadium Box Office. Two-day weekend stadium GA tickets once again start at just $99.50 (plus service and transaction fees). A limited number of ROTR pre-sale layaway tickets are also still available through February 29. Visit www.RockOnTheRange.com for full details and VIP package information.
Presented by Right Arm Entertainment, AEG LIVE and Crew Stadium, ROCK ON THE RANGE is a multi-stage music and lifestyle event featuring a potent line-up of bands on three stages. The nationally renowned festival centrally located in the heart of the country has annually drawn weekend crowds in excess of 70,000 since its inception in 2007.
Wildstreet’s new video “Easy Does It” is easily one of the hottest clips of 2012. “Easy Does It” is This video is not safe for work, so HRH readers, you may want to view this in your homes. You can purchase “Easy Does It” as an mp3 download from Amazon.com at this link.
BlancaWhite is the music project of Ken Savage and Austin Schell. On their debut effort, Savage and Schell have attracted the vocal talents of Paul Shortino, Terry Ilous, Lorraine Lewis and Jeff Paris. What they have accomplished is an full of fun, classic sounding tunes that will appeal to most rock fans.
Paul Shortino can sing anything and make is sound great . Two of the tracks he sings on, “Resurgence of Rock” and “Livin’ It Up” are easily my favorites on this CD. “Resurgence of Rock” is a clever tune that mentions many of the great hard rock acts of the 80′s. “Livin’ It Up” is a cool, extremely catchy anthem that would sound great at any party.
There are moments on “Take Me Back” when Jeff Paris sounds like Rod Stewart. This song has a very cool classic vibe that demands replay. “Another Hotel Bar” is a story telling type of song, that could easily describe musicians in many of today’s rock bands. Paris does a great job on this tune as well. This song is one of Resurgence of Rock’s highlights.
It is good to hear Lorraine Lewis back in action. I have heard sing since Femme Fatale’s debut was released in 1990. She does a good job on the song “Still Turnin’ Heads”. I didn’t really care forthe song “Hundred Years War”. Lorraine sings in a lower register for much of this song, and it sounds unnatural for her.
Terry Ilous always does a tremendous job on everything he sings. “Your Boyfriend is Lame” is no exception. You can get a free download of the upbeat rockin’ tune, “Your Boyfriend is Lame” by visiting this link.
Overall, BlancaWhite’s debut is a solid effort, and one that classic rock fans will likely enjoy. For more information on Resurgence of Rock, please visit this website.
Rating: Out of 10
- Resurgence of Rock (Paul Shortino)
- One For the Ages (Jeff Paris)
- Your Boyfriend is Lame (Terry Ilous)
- Take Me Back (Jeff Paris)
- Livin’ It Up! (In A Mexican Bar) (Paul Shortino)
- Still Turnin’ Heads (Lorraine Lewis)
- Another Hotel Bar (Jeff Paris)
- Hundred Years War(Lorraine Lewis)
- Woman Side/ Famous Last Chords (Paul Shortino)