Redbeard is producing a 40th Anniversary DEEP PURPLE / Machine Head show for his syndicated rock radio program In The Studio: The Stories Behind History’s Greatest Rock Bands. The program will air the broadcast week of April 16 on their 50 station affiliates in the U.S. and can be streamed on In The Studio’s website.
Las Vegas rock breakout OTHERWISE is proud to announce that their debut album True Love Never Dies is set for a North American release date of May 8 via Century Media Records. Produced by the legendary Jay Baumgardener [Bush, Linkin Park, Papa Roach, Incubus] and mastered by Howie Weinberg [Soundgarden, Pantera, U2, Aerosmith], the 14-track disc is packed with hard hitting, anthematic rock tracks.
“We don’t really have the words to convey what the release of this album means to us…” say brothers Adrian and Ryan Patrick, “so much hard work, so much sacrifice, so much heartache has gone into our music; ‘True Love Never Dies’ is a testament to those who have gone before us, we are deeply humbled to honor them in such a way.” The cover artwork and track list for True Love Never Dies can be seen below, and the album is available for pre-order here.
True Love Never Dies Track List:
02. Die For You
04. Scream Now
05. Don’t Be Afraid
06. Vegas Girl
08. Silence Reigns
09. I Don’t Apologize (1000 Pictures)
11. Full Circle
14. Heaven (featuring Ash Costello of New Years Day)
“Soldiers”, the hit lead-single from OTHERWISE ‘s forthcoming effort, has just broken into the Top 40 at Active Rock radio and continues to gain supporters at the format, with WKLS/Atlanta, KUPD/Phoenix, KILO/Colorado Springs and KOMP in the band’s hometown of Las Vegas all having added the record. “Soldiers” became the first song by an unsigned artist to ever occupy the No. 1 spot on the Sirius Radio’s Octane channel and has sold over 30,000 singles to date. The exhilarating music video for “Soldiers” premiered last week and can be seen here.
In support of the release, OTHERWISE will be joining label-mates LACUNA COIL as direct support for their upcoming “Dark Legacy” Tour this April. Following the high-profile tour, OTHERWISE will play a number of radio festivals including Rock On The Range, Carolina Rebellion and Welcome To Rockville, then continue on the road with HELLYEAH. A complete itinerary is below, and additional HELLYEAH dates will be announced soon.
New Album Carved Into Stone In Stores April 24th on Long Branch Records
PRONG are kicking off their tour tonight with Crowbar and Witchburn in Dallas, TX. The tour is in support of their forthcoming release Carved Into Stone which is set for an April 24th release date on Long Branch Records, a division of SPV. The tour will run through April 24th in Shreveport, LA. A complete list of dates can be found below.
Get a first listen to the song “Eternal Heat” today and be sure to check out an exclusive interview with Tommy Victor HERE, courtesy of Metal Insider.
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
With Crowbar and Witchburn:
4/5: Dallas, TX @ Trees – TICKETS
4/6: Houston, TX @ Scout Bar – TICKETS
4/7: San Antonio, TX @ Green Room – TICKETS
4/8: El Paso, TX @ House of Rock – TICKETS
4/11: Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky – TICKETS
4/12: Flagstaff, AZ @ Orpheum Theater – TICKETS
4/13: Gallup, NM @ Slopshot Billiards – TICKETS
4/14: Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater – TICKETS
4/16: St. Louis, MO @ Fubar – TICKETS
4/17: St. Paul, MN @ Station 4 – TICKETS
4/18: Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s – TICKETS
4/19: Louisville, KY @ Phoenix Hill Tavern – TICKETS
4/20: Chicago, IL @ Cobra Lounge – TICKETS
4/21: Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s – TICKETS
4/22: Nashville, TN @ Exit/In – TICKETS
4/23: Little Rock, AR @ Downtown Music Hall
4/24: Shreveport, LA @ Riverside Warehouse
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The Download Festival is June 8th – 10th at Donington Park in the UK.
To celebrate, Roadrunner Recoords UK is offering a 13-track MP3 sampler featuring some of the finest Roadrunner tracks of the last 12 months.
But that’s not all! By downloading the sampler, we’ll enter you in a draw to win 2 tickets to Download 2012.
Our main winner will also win one of three signed, HUGE Download 2008 posters. The other two posters will go to two runners-up, who’ll also receive equally huge Download 2006 posters.
The sampler features:
1. Black Stone Cherry – White Trash Millionaire • 2. Soulfly – World Scum • 3. Lamb of God – Ghost Walking • 4. Revoker – Stay Down
5. Royal Republic – Tommy Gun • 6. Kids in Glass Houses – Gold Blood • 7. Trivium – In Waves • 8. DevilDriver – You Make Me Sick
9. Periphery – Icarus Lives • 10. Theory of a Deadman – Lowlife • 11. Machine Head – Locust
12. Megadeth – Public Enemy No 1 • 13. Opeth – The Devil’s Orchard
Current And Former Members Of Black Sabbath, Pantera, Dream Theater, Symphony X and Disturbed All On One Stage
Kill Devil Hill and Adrenaline Mob are heading out on the road together for what will be a memorable night of hard rock music. The run, which will be comprised of current and former members of Black Sabbath, Pantera, Dream Theater, Symphony X and Disturbed, kicks off on May 10th in Cleveland. The tour will make stops in Dallas, Chicago and Orlando before wrapping up in Charlotte, NC on May 22. The shows will feature Kill Devil Hill followed by Adrenaline Mob and then end in all out jam between the two groups. Special VIP Packages, including exclusive items and meet and greets will be available for each band. Please check with the band’s respective websites for details. Adrenaline Mob is the powerhouse vocals of Russell Allen (Symphony X), the shredding guitar attack of Mike Orlando (Sonic Stomp), the rhythmic bass playing of John Moyer (Disturbed) and the drumming virtuosity of Mike Portnoy (Ex Dream Theater/Avenged Sevenfold). Kill Devil Hill is comprised of famed bassist Rex Brown, (Pantera, Down) drum monster Vinny Appice (former drummer with Black Sabbath, Dio and Heaven And Hell), guitar virtuoso Mark Zavon and vocalist Dewey Bragg.
Kill Devil Hill is a super group consisting of famed bassist Rex Brown, (Pantera, Down) drum monster Vinny Appice (former drummer with Black Sabbath, Dio and Heaven And Hell), guitar virtuoso Mark Zavon and vocalist Dewey Bragg. The band are gearing up to release their self-titled debut album on May 22nd via SPV/Steamhammer. In 2009 Vinny had found the perfect guitarist in Zavon, who was also looking to start a new band. Zavon played a demo he had recorded with vocalist Dewey Bragg, and Vinny was floored. With the three members in place Vinny asked his long time friend Rex Brown to play bass on a demo track called “War Machine”. Rex immediately agreed and the final puzzle piece was in place for the formation of Kill Devil Hill.
Adrenaline Mob will be touring in support of their Elm City Records debut Omertá. The record debuted Top 5 on the Billboard Rock Album chart when it was released on March 13. The band reached #5 on the chart and also was #62 on the Billboard Top 200 selling over 6600 copies its first week. The album has been getting amazing reviews with Revolver declaring “If you dig hard-hitting modern metal, then Adrenaline Mob’s 11-track debut offers some monstrous moments.” Adrenaline Mob formed in 2011 when Sonic Stomp founder Orlando, who had been working on a collection of songs, approached Symphony X vocalist Allen with a concept and idea for the band. Together they joined forces and refined those ideas. Allen then reached out to long-time friend and ex Dream Theater/Avenged Sevenfold drummer Portnoy to see if he had any interest in playing with them. Portnoy jumped on-board and from the very first note, the chemistry and sound was apparent. In late 2011, Portnoy recruited Disturbed’s Moyer to fill the vacant bass slot and the beast that is known as Adrenaline Mob was born.
KILL DEVIL HILL/ADRENALINE MOB TOUR DATES
May 10 Cleveland, OH House Of Blues
May 11 Flint, MI The Machine Show
May 13 Chicago, IL House Of Blues
May 15 Dallas, TX Trees
May 16 San Antonio, TX Backstage Live
May 19 Fort Lauderdale, FL Revolution
May 21 Orlando, FL House Of Blues
May 22 Charlotte, NC Amos’ Southend
FATAL SMILE have released a new video for their single, ‘Welcome To The Freakshow’. This song is on the band’s up and coming CD, 21st Century Freaks which will be released May 7th.
Aerosmith tickets went on sale last weekend. It is the first time that the band will be doing a full-fledged tour of North America in years. Rumors of a new album to be released before the start of the “Global Warming” tour have only added to the rallying cry from the band’s camp that the bad boys from Boston are back in a big, big way. Perhaps in Boston they are back, but apparently, in the rest of America, not so much.
Doing research to see if Aerosmith tickets were sold out across North America yielded some interesting results. The band’s lone stop in Boston is sold out. That is to be expected, as it is Aerosmith’s hometown. However, checking stops across the rest of the tour, most notably California, and New Jersey (which serves as the only New York City area appearance) not only found the show far from sold out, but some insane great seats were still available. The reason these seats were still available can only be speculated as due to price. The lower seats for every show on this tour netted out to approximately $167 per ticket. That’s a lot of cash to see an aging band that hasn’t toured in years.
Aerosmith is also offering special packages where you can meet the band, certain members, or do a live Q&A with them. The price for this “gift” to the fans ranges between $250 and $1800. I remember when bands would meet their fans for free. Now, I have to pay (what could be for some) a month’s salary to have the opportunity to meet and hang out? What the hell is that? Pop Evil comes out after some shows and has a beer with me for free. Hell, sometimes they even buy the beer!
All of this begs the question of whether Aerosmith has lost touch with their fan base, and more importantly, have the fans lost touch with Aerosmith? Yes, once they were the darlings of the rock world, but after the recent turmoil amongst band members, the whole “Brand Tyler” saga, and the lack of a new studio album in ten years, perhaps the band isn’t the shining star they once were. Is it possible that the fans have grown weary of all the bullshit that Aerosmith has shoveled over the last decade and have now decided to revolt by not purchasing their overpriced tickets?
I’ll be the first to admit that I thought the announcement of an Aerosmith North American tour, especially with Cheap Trick opening up for them, would bring on sellouts within hours. And yet, after several announcements, e-mails, publicity, and early on-sale/pre-sale opportunities, the great seats are still available at almost all of the major venues. This is another case of an aging band being out of touch with their fans, the current state of the economy, knowing what the fans can pay, and more importantly, knowing what the fans will pay. Not every act from the 60s or 70s are going to be able to command Rolling Stone prices, because not every act has a Keith Richards or Mick Jagger. Yes, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry were amazing back in the day, and they may even still be highly talented now, but their lack of attention to the fans for the last ten years appears to have finally caught up with them. And while it’s sad to think that the golden age of Aerosmith is long gone, thus revealing my own mortality with it, it’s refreshing to know that fans aren’t going to put up with crap anymore. If you want to sell tickets, lower your prices!
Even the money loving KISS lowered their ticket prices for their current tour with Motley Crue and they offered an amazing one-day special of $14 lawn seats. Now that’s a bargain! The only bargain I see coming from Aerosmith is the fact that you can watch Steven Tyler for free on American Idol. What about you? Are you going to pony up the bucks to see Aerosmith this summer? Or, are you tired of overpriced tickets and holding onto your money for something more affordable?
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Koritni’s new album Welcome to the Crossroads will be released in the UK & Europe on 4/9/12. Koritni is now streaming their second single “Better off Dead” at this link. Give this song a listen, it kicks ass!
TAPROOT has just released a new music video for their single “No Surrender” off their soon to be released album; The Episodes. TAPROOT will be playing a series of shows in support of their new album beginning April 10, 2012. Check out the tour dates here . Pre-orders and package deals are now available, click here to order.