Fire Make Thunder marks the fourth undertaking for the collaborative duo known as OSI. Formed in 2002 by Jim Matheos (Fates Warning, Arch/Matheos) and Kevin Moore (Chroma Key, former Dream Theater keyboardist), OSI is a long distance partnership, both musicians typically writing and recording alone and sending song ideas back and forth for further elaboration. Written and recorded throughout most of 2011, this latest release once again reflects the eclectic influences of both Matheos and Moore.
Fire Make Thunderis slated for a March 27th release via Metal Blade Records and so far the album has been heralded with exceptional reviews and critical acclaim:
Stands miles apart from anything else out there – metal, prog, electronic or otherwise
The album is an assured winner… and heralds a welcome return to form for the band.
-The New Review
Truly one for newcomers and diehards, Fire Make Thunder offers a resounding clarion call that OSI has returned.
Decibel Magazine’s “Deciblog” is hosting an exclusive premiere of a track from Fire Make Thunder. Get a first listen to the first track on the album “Cold Call” HERE.
An exclusive video interview featuring Chairman and CEO of Metal Blade Brian Slagel talking to the often elusive duo of Kevin Moore and Jim Matheos is available for viewing courtesy of GuitarWorld.com HERE. In the interview OSI and Slagel discuss the recording process of the new album, the origins of OSI and much more.
OSI has released an exclusive audio medley from Fire Make Thunder, which features audio samples from the upcoming release. The medley as well as pre-order opportunities can be accessed HERE.
Returning as the band’s session drummer is Gavin Harrison of Porcupine Tree, this time co-writing one of the tracks with the band. All other instruments and programming were performed by both Matheos and Moore, while vocals and lyrics were handled exclusively by Moore.
All of the recording for Fire Make Thunder, with the exception of drums, was done by Moore and Matheos at each musician’s respective home studio with drums being recorded at Harrison’s home in London. Final overdubs as well as some additional writing/arranging was completed in July 2011 in Jamaica, Iowa, where the band mixed alongside engineer Matt Sepanic at Sound Farm Studio and Recording Environment. Mastering was handled by renowned engineer Roger Siebel. The record was produced by both Moore and Matheos.
1) Cold Call
3) Indian Curse
4) Enemy Prayer
5) Wind Won’t Howl
6) Big Chief II
7) For Nothing
8) Invisible Men
For More Information Please Visit:
http://www.osiband.com (Official Site)
http://www.metalblade.com/osi (Pre-Order Page)
https://plus.google.com/101327182573580737209 (Google Plus)
OTHERWISE recorded their debut album with Jay Baumgardner [Bush, Linkin Park, Papa Roach, Incubus] at NRG Studios in Los Angeles, CA. The album will be released this spring via Century Media Records, full details coming soon.
03/15 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
03/16 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
03/17 – Hagerstown, MD @ Breakaways II”Dark Legacy” Tour with LACUNA COIL:
04/07 – San Diego, CA @ Soma
04/08 – Anaheim, CA @ House Of Blues
04/10 – West Hollywood, CA @ Key Club
04/13 – Portland, OR @ Aladdin Club
04/14 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
04/16 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory Concert House
04/18 – Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
04/21 – El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
04/22 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
04/27 – Summerville, SC @ Exchange Park – 98 Rock Fest
04/28 – Tampa, FL @ St. Petersburg Times Forum – 98 Rock Fest
04/29 – Jacksonville, FL @ Metropolitan Park – Welcome To Rockville
05/05 – Rockingham, NC @ Rockingham Speedway – Carolina Rebellion
05/20 – Columbus, OH @ Crew Stadium – Rock On The Range Festival
More Metal For Your Monday!! Check out this clip “Stonewall” from the classic Annihilator CD, Never Neverland!
I always hate it when I purchase a CD to find out that I could have purchased a different edition with more songs. With that being said, the Classic Rock Magazine edition of the new Slash CD has bonus tracks, and some other goodies for those of you who want that extra something with your CD.
This is what is included:
Apocalyptic Love album plus two exclusive bonus tracks
* Pin badge
* 132 Page magazine
* Keyring (if you pre-order)
Apocalyptic Love Track Listing
- Apocalyptic Love
- One Last Thrill
- Standing In The Sun
- You’re A Lie
- No More Heroes
- We Will Roam
- Not For Me
- Bad Rain
- Hard & Fast
- Far & Away
- Shots Fired
Fanpack Bonus Tracks
15. Crazy Life
The 132-page magazine features an in-depth interview with Slash and his singer and co-songwriter Myles Kennedy as well as a full track-by-track breakdown of the new album. Plus, interviews with album producer Eric Valentine and sleeve designer Frank Maddocks and an exclusive report from the one-off Velvet Revolver reunion earlier this year. We take a look at what the future holds for Slash – including the induction of Guns N’ Roses into this year’s Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.
Guarantee you’ll get your copy delivered direct to your door Pre-Order NOW !
Legendary US metal band MALICE will release the new album “New Breed of Godz worldwide in May through 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 8 of their classics plus 4 new songs.
1. New Breed of Godz (new song)
2. Hell Rider
3. Against The Empire
4. Branded (new song)
5. Sinister Double
6. Circle of Fire
7. Stellar Masters
8. Winds Of Death (Angel Of Light) (new song)
9. Air Attack
10. Chain Gang Woman
11. Slipping Through The Cracks (new song)
12. Godz of Thunder
The producer was Joe Floyd (Warrior) who also was involved in producing records of Bruce Dickinson and Rob Halford. The album is scheduled for a May 22nd release in the US/Canada, a May 25th release in Germany and a May 28th release in Europe. The album comes in a high class digipak with a bonus DVD:
- Rare live footage from 1987
- 3 live tracks from Keep It True Festival, Germany 2011
- Making of “New Breed Of Godz” album
The band will go on tour in autumn 2012 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.
Jay Reynolds – guitars
Mick Zane – guitars
Mark Behn – bass (played on the re-recorded songs)
Robert Cardenas – bass (played on the new songs)
James Rivera – vocals
Pete Holmes – drums
MALICE was formed in 1981 and released two classic US Metal albums: In The Beginning (1985) and License To Kill (1986) and one EP Crazy In The Night (1989). 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. MALICE played last year the Keep It True Festival in Germany and played some memorable shows together with Bitch and Heretic at the US West Coast.
The full lineup has been announced for Rocklahoma, America’s biggest Memorial Day Weekend party–May 25-27 at “Catch the Fever” Festival Grounds in Pryor, OK. The three-day camp & rock festival presented by Budweiser features the top current active rock artists and classic bands.
The Rocklahoma lineup is as follows (additions in italics): Rob Zombie, Chickenfoot, Creed, Megadeth, Slash, Queensrÿche, Chevelle, Jackyl, Theory of a Deadman, Hellyeah, Puddle of Mudd, P.O.D., Volbeat, The Darkness, 10 Years, Cavo, Adelitas Way, Black Stone Cherry, Pop Evil, Trivium, Red, Redlight King, Art of Dying, Aranda, Janus, New Medicine, James Durbin, Eve to Adam, Falling In Reverse, Rival Sons, Anti Mortem, Gypsy Pistoleros, Lillian Axe, Wildstreet, Firstryke, Black Tora, Sunset Riot, The Glitter Boys, Fist of Rage, Switchblade, Scarlett, S.E.X. Department, Ragdoll, Down & Dirty, Hessler, Lynam, Diemonds, Ruff Justice, Soulicit, Rocker Lips, Mine Enemies Fall, Echo Vendetta, A Good Fight, Sweatin’ Bullets, Through the Thorns, Absence of Ink, For the Broken, EchoFuzz, Shotgun Rebels, Stun, Dagger, Unwritten Rulz, Desi & Cody, David Castro Band, McCuin, We the Ghost, Tiranico, Baron Von Swagger, TwoFold, Aformatic, Delay the Day, and Jamco Industries. Bands will perform on the Main Stage, Hard Rock Stage, Retrospect Records Stage and AXIS Campground Stage.
Rocklahoma organizers continue to offer fan-friendly ticket prices for the 3-day weekend rock event which features over 70 artists on four stages. Three-day general admission tickets are still available for only $99 plus fees and 3-day VIP tickets can be purchased for as low as $325 plus fees through Monday, March 19. Beginning Tuesday, March 20 at 12:01am CST, 3-day general admission ticket prices will increase to $125 plus fees and 3-day VIP reserved tickets will increase to $350 plus fees. Groupie and Roadie VIP package prices will remain the same. The Rockstar VIP package is now sold out.
For a detailed list of 2012 Rocklahoma ticket options, VIP packages and amenities, please visit www.rocklahoma.com. Camping tickets may be purchased by calling the Rocklahoma Camping Office at (866) 310-2288 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Campgrounds open on Sunday, May 20 and will remain open though Tuesday, May 29.
The Miss Rocklahoma competition returns this year. From March 15 through April 18, contestants can enter for a chance to be crowned Miss Rocklahoma 2012 by uploading their photo and information at www.rocklahoma.com. The top ten women who best embody the rock ‘n roll spirit of Rocklahoma will be announced at www.rocklahoma.com on April 25. From April 25-May 11, rock fans from around the world can vote online for their favorite Miss Rocklahoma contestant. The top five finalists–revealed May 14–will take part in an onstage competition at Rocklahoma on May 25, with one lucky contestant being crowned the winner and ambassador for Rocklahoma 2012.
Rocklahomais located just 45 minutes northeast of Tulsa, in Pryor, OK. The “Catch the Fever” Festival Grounds is a premier destination for a multi-day festival and includes on-site camping with access to restrooms and shower house, a general store for campers, VIP reserved seating, hospitality areas and much more.
Established in 2007 as a classic rock destination festival with the motto “life, liberty and the pursuit of rock,” Rocklahoma was revamped in 2010 as organizers teamed with AEG Live to create an event encompassing a much broader mix of classic, current and up-and-coming rock artists. In 2011, a record-breaking crowd of over 35,000 fans turned out for the festival, which raised over $10,000 for the American Red Cross as part of their tornado relief efforts in nearby Joplin, MO. The festival celebrates its 6th year in 2012.
ROCKLAHOMA – Life, Liberty & The Pursuit Of Rock!
The following CDs will be released tomorrow, March 13th, 2012.
Epica – Requiem for the Indifferent
Cannibal Corpse – Torture
Adrenaline Mob – Omerta
Soulfly – Enslaved
Meat Loaf – Hell In a Handbasket
Humble Pie – On to Victory/Go For the Throat (Deluxe Edition)
I just had the pleasure of listening to the new Europe single, “Not Supposed To Sing The Blues”. This song is a heavy, bluesy rocker, which almost sounds as if it came out of the Deep Purple play book. For you folks in the United Kingdom, you can purchase the single from iTunes and Amazon now. There is no official word on the U.S. Release date yet! This song needs to be released worldwide, it is great!!
“Not Supposed to Sing The Blues” is the first single of Europe’s new long player, Bag of Bones released in the UK on Monday April 30th, 2012 was produced by one of the hottest producers, Kevin Shirley, who was in charge of the overall album production as well.
“Kevin Shirley did such a great job capturing the spirit of this band. He just let us do our thing and then pushed us and our songs to the max,” states an enthusiastic Tempest. “Finally we express ourselves completely without restraint. Straight from heart and soul. It took some time but WE HAVE ARRIVED!”
You can listen to a preview of the song at this link.