STRYPER – LEGENDARY CHRISTIAN ROCKERS ON TOUR
The Yellow & Black Attack is Back World-Wide For Select Intimate Shows
The Yellow and Black Attack is back – STRYPER is about to embark in a string of select dates world- wide starting May 10th at Tailgaters in Bolingbrook, IL just outside of Chicago.
STRYPER is one of the few bands from a decadent era that features “All Original Members”. They continue to tour the world and produce Billboard-charting albums. Brothers Michael Sweet and Robert Sweet, along with Oz Fox and Timothy Gaines, make up the legendary hard rock quartet.
Looking back over the past 25 years, STRYPER is considered to be a groundbreaking act on all accounts. They are one of the first Christian rock bands to achieve unprecedented success in the mainstream. Their 1986 album To Hell With The Devil is listed among CCM’s “100 Greatest Albums in Christian Music” and the band’s popular power ballad “Honestly” became a Billboard Top 20 hit and reached number 1 on MTV. Their pop-rock hit “Calling On You”, also entered MTV’s top 10, simultaneously with “Honestly” being one of the first bands to have two top 10 videos on MTV. Even as recent as 2010 and 2011 STRYPER found their way once again on the Billboard Charts with their albums Reborn, Murder by Pride and The Covering.
“After almost 30 years in this business, we are blessed to be able to continue doing what we love most – making music,” explains Michael Sweet, lead singer/ lead guitarist and songwriter. “God has blessed us with talents and abilities so we plan to continue on this path as long as God calls us to do so.”
TOUR DATES – (more to come) – Bold denotes added dates~
5.10.12 Tailgaters Bolingbrook, IL (Chicago)
5.12.12 M3 Festival Columbia, MD
5.17.12 House of blues Dallas, TX
5.18.12 House of blues Houston, TX
5.19.12 Santa Fe Station Las Vegas, NV
5.24.12 BB Kings New York, NY
5.25.12 Showcase Live Foxborough, MA
5.26.12 Rock Junction West Greenwich, RI
6.01.12 The Marque Tempe, AZ
6.02.12 Speaking Rock Casino El Paso, TX Special Guest Stephen Pearcy/ RATT
6.03.12 El Corazon Seattle, WA
7.06.12 Seaside Festival Risoya, Norway
7.07.12 Gulbranna Festival Halmstad, Sweden
7.28.12 HalfwayJam Royalton, MN
9.19.12 Indira Gandhi Stadium Kohima, India
9.22.12 DDSC Dimapur, India
11.16.12 Poliedro de Caracas Caracas, Venezuela
11.17.12 Complejo Ferial Bicentenario Barqusimeto,Venezuela
Over 25 years later the band continues to deliver an inspiring message with their electrifying stage show, performing in front of audiences worldwide. For more information go to: www.stryper.com.
Rising Oklahoma City hard rock outfit SIVA Addiction has hit the road with multi platinum modern rockers Saliva, 12 Stones and Royal Bliss in support of their new album, Bad Decisions.
Produced by Hinder’s Cody Hanson, Bad Decisions was self released by the band in mid February to overwhelming praise from fans old and new alike. Fronted by the powerful and alluring Bridgette Oliver, SIVA Addiction are poised to take the rest of 2012 and knock it on it’s ass. “We were blown away when we heard about the opportunity to tour with Saliva again!,” says Bridgette. “This is our third round with them, but then we heard 12 Stones and Royal Bliss were on the package as well! This run is nothing short of a rock ‘n roll tornado, and we are honored to be part of it, especially considering we don’t have a label backing us.”
SIVA Addiction Tour Dates:
4/26 – Mt. Clemens, MI – Emerald Theater
4/27 – Traverse City, MI – Streeter’s
4/28 – Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
5/1 – Kearney, NE – The Garage
5/2 – Des Moines, IA – People’s Court
5/3 – Rochester, MN – Wicked Moose
5/4 – Janesville, WI – Back Bar
5/5 – Chicago Ridge, IL – Bobby McGhee’s
5/8 – Wichita, KS – The Scene-Ary
5/9 – Tulsa, OK – IDL Ballroom
5/10 – Memphis, TN – Newby’s
5/11 – Lafayette, LA – The Station
SIVA Addiction is:
Bridgette Oliver – Lead vocals
Andy Hopkins – Lead guitars, backing vocals
Vince Lindstrom – Rhythm guitars
Jesse Slone – Bass, backing vocals
Brandon Fields – Drums
HAVOK: Sepultura Cover Song Streaming At MetalSucks
Today the metal-loving web moguls at MetalSucks premiere HAVOK’s rendition of “Arise” by Sepultura. The tune comes off the band’s forthcoming new EP titled Point Of No Return. Set for release on May 22 in North America, the EP was recorded by the band with final touches by James Murphy (Death, Testament) and contains two new thrash hymns and two cover tracks: the aforementioned Sep cover and a HAVOKed version of Slayer’s “Postmortem/Raining Blood.”
Check out “Arise” at THIS LOCATION.
Point Of No Return will precede the band’s first European adventure beginning early May with Goatwhore, Angelus Apatrida and headliners 3 Inches of Blood. The Denver thrash legion are currently on tour with Sepultura, Death Angel, and Krisiun. The North American Kairos Tour 2012 kicked off April 10 and will make its way through nearly three weeks worth of shows before coming to a close in New York City on April 30.
HAVOK w/ Sepultura, Death Angel, Krisiun [remaining dates]
4/25/2012 Club Soda – Montreal, QC
4/26/2012 Bogie’s – Albany, NY
4/27/2012 Sonar – Baltimore, MD
4/29/2012 Higher Ground – South Burlington, VT
4/30/2012 Irving Plaza – New York, NY
The Cult has released a new video, “For the Animals” in support of their up and coming album, Choice Of Weapon, which will be released May 21st internationally, and on May 22nd in North America, via Cooking Vinyl worldwide. You can pre-order Choice of Weapon at Amazon at this link.
Rock legends Van Halen have just released a limited edition 7-inch vinyl single of their new song, “She’s The Woman,” available for free starting Friday May 4th with the purchase of the band’s new album A Different Kind of Truth at participating record stores around the country (full list of stores available here).
Tickets for Van Halen’s recently extended North American tour are on sale now at Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com.
For more on Van Halen, visit their official site at www.van-halen.com.
Self-Titled Debut Album Available May 22nd Via SPV/Steamhammer
KILL DEVIL HILL the new project featuring acclaimed drummer Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, Heaven and Hell, Dio) and bassist Rex Brown, (Pantera, Down) guitar slinger Mark Zavon and lead vocalist Dewey Bragg will be released on May 22nd in North America via SPV/Steamhammer. The album will be available in a standard CD edition, iTunes digital download, and Double Gatefold LP.
Pre order KILL DEVIL HILL on Amazon HERE.
Today on their official Facebook Page, KILL DEVIL HILL have unveiled another song sample from their self-titled debut. Head over to KILL DEVIL HILL’s Facebook page HERE and check out a sample of the track “Voodoo Doll”
Drummer Vinny Appice spoke about “Voodoo Doll”:
“Voodoo Doll” is one of the earlier songs written together using more of a Zeppelin feel to it. Musically its builds from verse to verse which builds to a cool breakdown with bass and drums, then put it on 11 and vamp out to the end! It is one of the few songs that fade out on the album.”
Revolver Magazine is hosting an exclusive stream of the first track from KILL DEVIL HILL’s self-titled debut album. The track entitled “Time and Time Again” can be streamed exclusively at http://t.co/4LHY9sIs.
KILL DEVIL HILL will be touring with Adrenaline Mob this May. All of the current tour dates are listed below:
KILL DEVIL HILL on Tour:
4/26: Portland, OR @ Mt. Tabor Theater*
4/27: Couer D’Alene, ID @ The Grail*
4/28: Tacoma, WA @ Backstage Bar & Grill*
With Adrenaline Mob
5/10: Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues
5/11: Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop
5/13: Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
5/15: Dallas, TX @ Trees
5/16: San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live
5/19: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
5/21: Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
5/22: Charlotte, NC @ Amos South End
*KILL DEVIL HILL Only
For more info please visit:
Cherri Bomb’s intimate video series entitled Teenage Rock Diaries keeps rocking with a brand new episode about bassist Rena. In the clip, the girls serenade Bush’s Gavin Rossdale backstage at Soundwave, and also meet childhood idol Marilyn Manson. Rena also talks about what it’s like being in a band with her sister (drummer Nia), saying “we have a certain chemistry between us, and there’s never a dull moment.”
You can grab a free download of the band’s new track “Too Many Faces,” which will appear on their debut album This Is The End of Control (due May 15th on Hollywood Records). For more on Cherri Bomb, visit their official site at www.cherribombband.com as well as their Facebook and Twitter pages.
Multi-platinum alternative rock band Deftones have announced a summer tour supporting System Of A Down. The two-week summer jaunt kicks off on August 2nd in Philadelphia, PA and wraps August 15th in Chicago, IL.
From their 1994 debut Adrenaline to their platinum-certified, Billboard chart-topping, Grammy-winning breakthrough album White Pony, Deftones have continually crossed-over genres, defied categorization and delivered compelling live performances around the world. The Sacramento band’s 2010 release Diamond Eyes was named iTunes’ “Rock Album of the Year,” as well as KERRANG!‘s 2010 Album of the Year. Diamond Eyes also graced many other critics and readers “Best Of” lists, including MySpace, AOL Noisecreep, Alternative Press, MOG, and Drowned In Sound.
Deftones are currently in Los Angeles, CA recording their seventh studio full-length with producer Nick Raskulinecz (Alice In Chains, Foo Fighters, Rush) who also produced Diamond Eyes. The album will be released via Reprise Records later this year.
Deftones upcoming tour dates are as follows:
08/02 Philadelphia, PA – Susquehanna Bank Center
08/04 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
08/05 Wantagh, NY – Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
08/07 Washington, DC – Verizon Center Arena
08/09 Boston, MA – Comcast Center
08/11 Montreal, QC - Heavy Metal Festival Parterre @ Parc Jean Drapeau
08/12 Toronto, ON – Heavy Metal Festival Downsview Park
08/14 Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Amphitheater
08/15 Chicago, IL – Allstate Arena
Stay tuned to Deftones.com for more information on the tour, as well as the latest DEFTONES news.