FOZZY are proud to announce that they will be performing at Download 2012, to be held June 8-10 in the United Kingdom. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Download is one of the world’s premier music festivals and features the world’s top acts in hard rock and heavy metal. This year’s festival will be headlined by Black Sabbath, Metallica and Prodigy.
FOZZY – lead singer Chris Jericho, guitarist Rich Ward, drummer Frank Fontsere, bassist Paul DiLeo and guitarist Billy Grey – will be performing Saturday, June 9 , as part of a lineup headlined by Metallica playing their black album in its entirety. Click here for the expanded lineup, and visit www.downloadfestival.co.uk for complete festival details.
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.
Also, for the third year in a row, FOZZY frontman Chris Jericho will be hosting the Revolver Golden Gods Awards . The fourth annual award show will be held at the Club Nokia in Los Angeles on April 11 and be broadcast live via XBOX Live. The event will feature performances by Marilyn Manson, Slash, Evanescence and more, and will present awards for outstanding musicians in eleven different categories. For more information on the event, how to get tickets, and how to cast votes for your favorite names in rock, visit www.GoldenGodsAwards.com.
Cherri Bomb have announced a May 15th release date for their major label debut, This Is The End of Control,an honest, vulnerable and ground-shaking album of blistering rock songs from the teenage sensations.
Having already played major summer festivals across Europe and Australia, and garnered the glowing endorsements of Foo Fighters, Smashing Pumpkins (with whom they toured) and ex-Hole drummer Samantha Maloney, who believed in the bad-ass Los Angeles quartet so much she put her career on hold to manage theirs, Cherri Bomb are poised to win the hearts and clenched teeth of fans of all ages who cherish melodic hard rock with plenty of kick.
Based on just their 2011 five-song EP Stark, which included the ripping album track “Let it Go,” and their roof-rattling live show, Revolver called Cherri Bomb “rollicking Runaway rock and roll – like the Pretty Reckless’ Taylor Momsen hijacking the Foo Fighters,” and the British rock weekly Kerrang! ranked them one of the “10 New Bands You Need To See,” adding that Cherri Bomb “prove very loudly that you’re never too young to pick up a guitar and thrash out!”
This is the End of Control was produced by Red Decibel and Bobby Huff and mixed by Chris Lord-Alge (“Let It Go” mixed by Neal Avron). Watch for Cherri Bomb in the May/June issue of Revolver and Alternative Press’ 100 Bands You Need to Know issue. And check out their video for
“Let it Go,” streaming here: www.cherribombband.com.
Also, expect Cherri Bomb to steal the spotlight at this year’s SXSW and Bamboozle Festivals
|Wed, March 14||(sxsw)||Bar Bar||ASCAP showcase||10:00 pm|
|Thur, March 15||(sxsw)||Bandpage HQ @ Empire Automotive||Roxy’s AustinROX – Patio stage||8:00 pm|
|Fri., March 16||(sxsw)||The Thirsty Nickel||3:00 pm|
|Sat., March 17||(sxsw)||Red 7||AP’s 100 Bands You Need To Know party||12:00 pm|
|Sat. May 19||Asbury Park, NJ||Bamboozle Festival|
German metal queen DORO Pesch has announced new tour dates for late 2012! Currently DORO’s also working on a brand new album – the first for Nuclear Blast.
Commented DORO: “Dear fans! Past weekend, I flew over to the US to work on the last couple of songs for my new album. Just some last twists and pulls to be done – after three long years of hard work! But it all paid off in the end. My first album for Nuclear Blast will literally be a BLAST! I am considering having those 12-14 songs being mixed in Scandinavia for the first time. The producers there guarantee a massive, fresh and modern sound. I really can’t wait until my first album for NB will eventually be out in October. To shorten the wait for as well you as myself, we plan to release an EP around May/June 2012. From November on we’ll rock Europe – in support of the new album from which we’ll definitely will include around 4-5 hymns in our set.”
special guest: tba
15.11.2012 GER Kiel Max
16.11.2012 GER Bremen Aladin
17.11.2012 NED Tilburg O13
18.11.2012 BEL Antwerp Trix
20.11.2012 GBR London Garage
21.11.2012 FRA Paris Divan Du Monde
23.11.2012 ESP Pamplona Totem
24.11.2012 ESP Madrid Arena
25.11.2012 ESP Barcelona Razzmatazz 2
27.11.2012 SWI Pratteln Z7
28.11.2012 GER Stuttgart Longhorn/LKA
30.11.2012 GER Memmingen Kaminwerk
01.12.2012 AUT Wien Scene
02.12.2012 HUN Budapest Club 202
04.12.2012 TCH Prag Retro Music Hall
06.12.2012 GER Bochum Zeche
07.12.2012 GER Karlsruhe Substage
08.12.2012 GER Vacha Vachwerk
09.12.2012 GER Berlin Huxleys Neue Welt
Elegant, melodic rock is the first impression garnered when listening to On Top Of The World by Coastland Ride. On Top Of The World is the second release from Sweden’s Coastland Ride. Their self titled debut was released in 2003 and the band was finally able to release their sophomore effort late last year thanks to signing a new record deal with Avenue of Allies.
On Top Of The World contains all of the general flavor that one would expect from a melodic rock band. Leaning toward the softer side of rock, Coastland Ride and similar bands of the genre create a sound driven by keyboards and melody. While this is not something a listener will bang a head to, it is still good music to jam when the mood strikes.
Embracing the soft rock sound, Coastland Ride have gone heavy on the keys and melodies for On Top Of The World. Opening track “Act Of Faith (One Million Reasons)” sets the stage for what’s to come. Vocalist Markus Nordenberg’s voice hits the ears immediately and causes a slight smile to form. The smile grows as the album plays on. Songs like “Made Up My Mind” and “Lodestar” are bound to be regular spins once they’ve been heard just once.
“Made Up My Mind” is a terrific song of destiny and overcoming hard times and difficult challenges to achieve goals. There are always times when we want to give up and forget the goal we have in our hearts, but songs like “Made Up My Mind” are a great reminder that we shouldn’t give up and we should always give our all to achieve what our heart desires. A great track, with a solid guitar solo and a strong message, “Made Up My Mind” is one of the best cuts on this album.
The funk and groove of “Lodestar” makes it a stand out track from On Top Of The World. The beat is different from most of the other tracks and really has feet tapping. “Lodestar” is an enjoyable treat with a crisp bass line, tight vocals, and dancing keyboards that make the song come alive. “Lodestar” is certainly a favorite that may find you dancing along while the song plays on.
While it’s been a long time in between albums for Coastland Ride, it hasn’t made the quality of their music suffer. If you’re a fan of the softer side of rock, melodic melodies, or album oriented rock, Coastland Ride’s On Top Of The World is a good addition to your collection.
Rating: Out of 10
Act Of Faith (One Million Reasons)
On Top Of The World
Made Up My Mind
Save You From Yourself
Nail Me To The Cross
Coastland Ride Are:
Anders Rybank – keyboards, guitars, bass, & drums
Mikael Bohlin – keyboards, guitars
Markus Nordenberg – vocals
On March 13, 2012, Deadline Music will release a special 2-CD Humble Pie collection which packages the complete records ON TO VICTORY and GO FOR THE THROAT with a bonus disc of live material recorded in 1981.
Formed in the UK in 1968, Humble Pie was a compilation of extraordinary talent (such as Peter Frampton) that uniquely bridged the gaps between hard rock, prog rock, blues, and soul. Fronted by guitar player and singer Steve Marriott, the early ‘80s Humble Pie represented in these discs also included drummer Jerry Shirley (later of Fastway), guitarist Bobby Tench (from The Jeff Beck Group) and bassist Anthony “Sooty” Jones. ON TO VICTORY, released in 1980, featured the Billboard Hot 100 hit “Fool for a Pretty Face.” They toured with Ted Nugent and Aerosmith before quickly releasing GO FOR THE THROAT in 1981. The group went through a few different lineup changes, breakups, and reformations until the untimely passing of Steve Marriott in 1991.
In addition to “Fool for a Pretty Face,” fan favorites like “Infatuation” and “Teenage Anxiety” are featured. This unique package also includes full liner notes and rare photos. The bonus disc is an electrifying concert recorded in Los Angeles in 1981.
ON TO VICTORY/GO FOR THE THROAT DELUXE EDITION will be available on iTunes, amazon.com, and at your favorite record store. The 2-disk digipak is $18.98. Additionally, CALIFORNIA ’81 is available on vinyl.
ON TO VICTORY
1. Fool For A Pretty Face
2. You Soppy Pratt
4. Take It From Here
5. Savin’ It
6. Baby Don’t You Do It
7. Get It In The End
8. My Lover’s Prayer
9. Further Down The Road
10. Over You
GO FOR THE THROAT
11. All Shook Up
12. Teenage Anxiety
13. Tin Soldier
14. Keep It On The Island
16. Restless Blood
17. Go For The Throat
18. Lottie And The Charcoal
19. Chip Away (The Stone)
BONUS DISC: LIVE 1981
1. I Don’t Need No Doctor
3. 30 Days In The Hole
4. Tin Soldier
5. Fool For A Pretty Face
6. (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66
7. Be Bop A Lulu
8. Tulsa Time
Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the signing of the swedish Melodic Rock newcomers DIAMOND DAWN. The band was formed in early 2011 in Gothenburg and released digitally the song “Standing As One” which caused a great buzz in the underground scene in Melodic Rock. Check out the track below!
The sound of the group represents the best from the musical era of the 80’s with a modern approach to Melodic Hard Rock. The band sent out the following statement: “We are incredibly proud to announce that we have signed a world wide record deal with Frontiers Records. This is an important milestone in our career and we are thrilled about this cooperation which we believe will take the band to a whole new level. Working with Frontiers Records is truly a dream come true for us since they are working with many of our musical heroes”.
Diamond Dawn’s debut album, scheduled to be released later this year, will be mixed by Tobias Lindell who has worked with artists such as Europe, Hardcore Superstar, Mustasch and H.e.a.t.