New Album Carved Into Stone In Stores April 24th on Long Branch Records
In addition to their already announced headlining dates and show with Testament, PRONG have confirmed new tour dates for April with Crowbar and Witchburn. This tour will kick off on April 5th in Dallas, TX and runs through April 21st in Detroit, MI. These dates are in support of their new album Carved Into Stone, which is due out April 24th in North America on Long Branch Records.
PRONG frontman Tommy Victor spoke about touring with Crowbar:
“Just like we came from the ugliness of the Lower East Side, Crowbar emerged from the swamps of New Orleans. It’s a night of muggers and malaria coming to a club near you!”
PRONG has completed work 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.
PRONG recently unveiled the tracklisting and the album art for Carved Into Stone. The artwork was created by Vance Kelly (Down, The Sword)
Carved Into Stone Tracklisting
1) Eternal Heat
2) Keep on Living in Pain
4) Revenge … Best Served Cold
5) State of Rebellion
6) Put Myself to Sleep
7) List of Grievances
8) Carved Into Stone
10) Path of Least Resistance
See PRONG Live:
2/16: Santa Clara, CA @ The Avalon
2/17: Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades*
2/18: Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory *
3/21: San Diego (Hillcrest) @ Ruby Room
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
With Crowbar and Witchburn:
4/5: Dallas, TX @ Trees
4/6: Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
4/8: El Paso, TX @ House of Rock
4/11: Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky
4/13: Gallup, NM @ Slopshot Billiards
4/14: Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
4/16: St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
4/17: St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
4/18: Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
4/19: Louisville, KY @ Phoenix Hill Tavern
4/20: Chicago, IL @ Cobra Lounge
4/21: Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s
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U.K. metal legend Iron Maiden has announced the “Maiden England Tour” with extensive dates in North America this summer. Up to July 21, 2012, the special guest act will be Alice Cooper and after July 21, 2012, the band will be Coheed & Cambria.
In most venues, tickets will go on sale on March 2 and 3 but watch this site or check local venue information for fuller details. Fan Club members should check out ironmaiden.com for exclusive first day ticket pre-sales and contest to be ‘First To The Barrier’.
Comments vocalist Bruce Dickinson, “We have great fun playing the History of Maiden Tours because it gives us an opportunity between new albums to go out and play songs from our earlier catalogue. It’s always fantastic seeing the crowd reaction from a new generation of fans who have never experienced some of these tracks performed live before, and of course we know our longstanding fans will enjoy seeing the original Seventh Son Tour re-visited – with many other surprises! Our intention is to play about two thirds of the original tracklist of Maiden England (shown below*), including some songs we have not played live in a very,very long time, plus other favourites we just know the fans are going to want to hear! We always try to give our fans a great show musically, but we have always tried to make it as entertaining and memorable an experience as we can visually. And we all feel this show is going to do that splendidly! We can’t wait to get started in Charlotte.”
Iron Maiden are delighted to announce that the extraordinary and legendary ALICE COOPER will be their very special guest on all shows up to July 21st. After that date, special guest will be COHEED AND CAMBRIA, the inspiring, cutting edge band from New York.
Iron Maiden continue to be actively dedicated to ensuring their fans always have full access to the best possible tickets in the fairest possible way.
Manager Rod Smallwood comments: “We are trying to ensure that our fans get the tickets they want in the prime positions without paying over the odds to ticket scalpers. Maiden get infuriated with the way fans sometimes have to pay more than the ticket price to get good positions at our shows. So we will, wherever possible (Festivals excluded), with the assistance of the Promoters, arrange a paperless ticketing system at least for the front sections to try to eliminate as much of the ticket scalping and exchanges as we can. We put this into practice on our North American Tour in 2010; it worked well and we received many positive comments back from our fans, so we intend to increase this where feasible. With paperless ticketing, only those who actually pay initially for the tickets will get into the show so scalping is generally avoided (please see the comments from Ticketmaster below). We are also doing everything we can to avoid any drain of prime tickets going to the Secondary Ticketing sites which we feel make unfair profits from music fans.
As we consider all our fans to be VIPs, no tickets will be held specifically for VIP use. At some venues, the Promoter may provide the option for fans to pay extra for “VIP Parking”, early access, access to “VIP Bar” etc. But these will be purely optional for ticket holders only and will not be tied to ticket locations – the ability to get the best tickets should be the same for everybody outside of the usual presales.
Finally, we are of course once again arranging exclusive ticket pre-sales for our fan club members so they can be quick off the mark for great tickets and will also continue to run the contest in appropriate venues for fan club members so they can be ‘First To The Barrier’ prior to the show. We hope that these measures will help our fans as much as possible and ask that they keep checking for details on our website.”
Ticketmaster comments: “Where possible the North American Iron Maiden shows will operate a paperless ticket policy. Select tickets will be sold via Ticketmaster’s Paperless Ticket delivery, which means fans will not receive a physical concert ticket for their entry into the event. Buying paperless helps ensure fans have secure and convenient access to event tickets at the intended original sale price. On the day of show, concert goers just need to bring the credit card they used for the ticket purchase and a government-issued photo ID to the concert. All members of the ticket purchaser’s party must be present at the same time to enter the venue. The venue’s ticket usher will swipe their credit card upon entry and present each person in their party with seat locator slips for quick access into the show. To purchase paperless tickets or for more information, fans should visit http://www.ticketmaster.com/paperless or call the Ticketmaster charge-by-phone number at 1-800-745-3000.”
* Maiden England 1988 long form video VHS tracklisting: ‘Moonchild’, ‘The Evil That Men Do’, ‘The Prisoner’, ‘Still Life’, ‘Die With Your Boots On’, ‘Infinite Dreams’, ‘Killers’, ‘Can I Play With Madness’, ‘Heaven Can Wait’, ‘Wasted Years’, ‘The Clairvoyant’, ‘Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son’, ‘The Number Of The Beast’, ‘Hallowed Be Thy Name’, ‘Iron Maiden’.
Maiden England 2012 tour dates:
21 – Charlotte, NC – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
23 – Atlanta, GA – Aarons Amphitheatre
26 – Boston, MA – Comcast Center
27 – Wantagh, NY – Jones Beach
29 – Philadelphia, PI – Susquehanna Bank Center
30 – Washington, DC – Jiffy Lube Live
2 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
5 – Chicago, IL – First Midwest Bank
8 – Quebec, QC – Colisee Pepsi Arena
11 – Montreal, QC – Bell Center
13 – Toronto, ON – Molson Amphitheatre
14 – Sarnia, ON – Bayfest
16 – Buffalo, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
18 – Detroit, MI – DTE Music Theatre
19 – Indianapolis, IN – Klipsch Music Centre
24 – Winnipeg, MB – MTS Center
26 – Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome
27 – Edmonton, AB – Rexall Place
29 – Vancouver, BC – Pacific Coliseum
30 – Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre
1 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
3 – San Francisco, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
6 – Phoenix, AZ – Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion
9 – Irvine, CA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
12 – Albuquerque. NM – Hard Rock Pavilion
13 – Denver, CO – Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
15 – San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
17 – Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion
18 – Houston, TX – The Woodlands
Please note there will be a few dates added within this period.
Less than a year after self-releasing their first album, “Metal Renaissance”, A SOUND OF THUNDER will release their second full length album, Out of the Darkness, on March 27, 2012. The 10 track album is being released through Nightmare Records.
A SOUND OF THUNDER is giving their fans a special treat starting today via their ReverbNation Page. Head over to http://www.reverbnation.com/asoundofthunder and get a free download of the non-album version of the song “Out of the Darkness”. This exclusive version features all vocals by Nina Osegueda. The album version features a duet with Raven vocalist and bassist John Gallagher.
Guitarist Josh Schwartz spoke about “Out of the Darkness”:
“This is one of my favorite solos, and surprised me at how much it reminded me of Helloween after I added the harmonies. Vocally, John Gallagher really nailed his parts in the studio. Watching him work was amazing…it seemed effortless for him. We’re really proud of the way the album version turned out with the John/Nina duet, but Nina really put in a killer performance on the whole song so we’re proud to put out this version too.”
Drummer Chris Haren chimed in:
“The title cut “Out of the Darkness” is a fast-paced, relentless song that burns from beginning to end and really gets the crowd pumped up. It is the most Maiden/Priest-like song in our repertoire, and really draws on our more ’80s, traditional metal influences. Lyrically, it describes an individual standing strong in the face of dishonesty, temptation and deception.”
Noisecreep is hosting a stream of the song “The Day I Die” HERE.
Relatively new faces in the metal world, A SOUND OF THUNDER is fronted by powerful lead vocalist Nina Osegueda. Lead guitarist Josh Schwartz and drummer Chris Haren founded A SOUND OF THUNDER in 2008. Nina joined in 2009, and was followed by bass and keyboard player, Jesse Keen, in 2010. In less than two years, A SOUND OF THUNDER recorded and released an EP, a charity single benefiting the West Memphis Three, and a full length self-produced album. They have performed throughout the US, and opened for such high profile bands as Accept, Sabaton, Firewind, Primal Fear and Doro.
The songs for Out of the Darkness were written and arranged by Josh Schwartz and the rest of A Sound of Thunder, with lyrics written by Nina Osegueda and Chris Haren. Legendary Raven front-man John Gallagher also appears, performing a duet with Nina on the title track Out of the Darkness.
A SOUND OF THUNDER will embark on a tour to support Out of the Darkness in the spring. Confirmed tour dates are below, with more to be confirmed soon:
March 31 – West Springfield, VA – Empire (formerly Jaxx) (Release Party)
April 14 – Frederick, MD – Krug’s Place
May 14 – Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
May 15 – St. Paul, MN – Station 4 (with Sabaton)
May 18 – Joliet, IL – Mojoe’s (Ragnarokkr Metal Apocalypse)
May 19 – Nashville, TN – TBD
May 21 – West Springfield, VA – Empire (formerly Jaxx) (with Sabaton)
A SOUND OF THUNDER lineup
Nina Osegueda – Vocals, Lyrics
Josh Schwartz – Guitars, Keys
Chris Haren – Drums, Lyrics
Jesse Keen – Bass, Keys
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Wig Wam is due to release the new single ”Wall Street” February 24th ,2012 on Frontiers Records. “Wall Street” is taken from the forthcoming album with the same title, which will be released this spring.
“Wall Street” is the story of a musician who trade his guitar for a company brand to make his fortune in the stock market. It’s got the recipe of a great Wig Wam ”Smash Hit” and is everything you expect from these guys!!!!!!!
WIG WAM was founded late 2000 after finding back to their personal musical roots as a jam band. Covering songs that inspired them to pick up instruments in the first place gave birth to Wig Wam, and February 24th 2001 they kickstarted their now 9 year old Wig Wamtical journey. After 2 years on the road the bands followers was increasing rapidly in their home country Norway. But they were yet to be accepted by the music business. Taking notice of the feedback received from their live audience the band recorded their first album “667…The Neighbour of The Beast” on their own expenses, WIG WAM shocked their countrymen by joining the Norwegian Eurovision Song contest final to promote themselves on account of no promo budget. WIG WAM suddenly became a household name in Norway after turning the contest into a rock concert rather than a song-contest. But it wasn’t until 2005 WIG WAM would enjoy their major breakthrough. Being invited back to the Eurovision Song contest WIG WAM pulled it off big time.
IN MY DREAMS was released 2 days after their victory and went straight to #1 on the national charts, where it stayed for over 21 weeks and sold platinum. Their new edition of “667..” now titled “HARD TO BE A ROCK’N ROLLER” Stayed on the charts for 19 weeks and also became platinum. WIG WAM was suddenly making headlines by introducing Hard Rock to the international Eurovision Song contest Final were they made #9 a victory for a the whole Hard Rock genre.
“HARD TO BE A ROCK’N ROLLER” and the smash hit “IN MY DREAMS” put WIG WAM on the map, and led the band to a victorious tour that counted 187 concerts in just a year. The tour took WIG WAM through Norway, Sweden, Germany, Iceland and England.
Midway through the tour WIG WAM also recorded a one-off show with an symphonic orchestra for their debut Dvd “Rock’n Roll Revolution” which was released in November 2005. The DVD soon became a Gold Dvd and topped the Norwegian Dvd charts.
In 2006 WIG WAM went straight from the road to the studio and recorded their follow up, WIG WAMANIA. WIG WAMANIA was released February 17th and and the band immediately found themselves back on the road on their WIG WAMANIA TOUR which also took the band to Japan for the first time. WIG WAMS tourdates in the land of the rising sun was recorded, and ended up being released in 2007 on both the double cd “Live In Tokyo” and the Dvd“Made In Japan”. Later that year WIG WAM returned to Japan as one of the major acts on the Loud Park Festival bill. Which was later broadcasted on MTV Japan.
WIG WAM took a break through 2008 which gave the band members a chance to pursue other individual activities. Flash worked with his former band Artch. Teeny recorded his forthcoming Dracula concept album “Swing of Death” as well as returning to his former band Dream Police. Glam toured with his Queen show The Show Must Go On and released his second album GLAMunition.
In 2009 the band got together again to start working on their third studio album NON STOP ROCK’N ROLL. WIG WAM spent most of the summer in Teenys studio The Rock Ranch to record the 11 tracks that makes the first WIG WAM album to be released simultaneously in whole Europe and Japan. The Album was a huge success for the band sold to Gold Award in Norway, and also took them all around the world, including tours in USA, Japan and rest of Europe.
“WALL STREET” is the title of WIG WAM’s new single, and also the name of the forthcoming album. Fans will not be disappointed as WIG WAM still present them with classic & catchy choruses. It’s melodic Hard Rock – Blowing your speakers with full blown Rock’n roll anthems!
Rarely, do I ever purchase digital music. I prefer to have to my music on CD….call me old school, but that is the way I like to purchase my music. When I heard Halestorm’s new song “Love Bites,” I immediately purchased their new digital EP, Hello, It’s Mz Hyde. This song will also find its way on to the new Halestorm CD, The Strange Case Of…., which is coming out in April. When music is this good…… who can wait until April?!