SPIDER ROCKETS want to be sure that everyone is ready to get Bitten with their new album on June 5th. To give the fans a taste of what they can expect on their new album, SPIDER ROCKETS are offering 10,000 free downloads of their new single “Scream”.
Head over to http://www.spiderrockets.com and download your free mp3 now.
Singer Helena Cos commented on the free gift the band has spun up for their fans:
“Group hug or a good scream? Sometimes nothing beats a good scream. Our song, ‘Scream,’ seems to resonate with people and we wanted to do something special to thank our fans for the support.”
Be sure to check out the exclusive three part video “Coffee Talk” series which is being hosted exclusively by AMP Magazine. In the first installment SPIDER ROCKETS dissect the first tracks from Bitten and answer some very interesting and intriguing questions. The first video can be viewed HERE. Look for the second and third segments to be released in the coming weeks.
Check out the track “Going Down”, which is currently streaming HERE
SPIDER ROCKETS combines contemporary loud rock with classic rock elements. The New Jersey based band travels the sonic spectrum from dark and seductive to energetic to angry, with a dynamic live show and scream-along anthems. Interestingly enough for a band called SPIDER ROCKETS, it is a bit strange that every member of the band is afraid of spiders… Although it seems that they may be starting to overcome their fear based on the title of their new album, Bitten.
On Bitten, the band worked once again with producer Eric Rachel in New Jersey. In South Florida, Ryan Sambrook provided additional production and Zach Ziskin mixed the album. From both a compositional and performance standpoint, Bitten is the group’s strongest work to date. Long before completion of the record, an early rendition of one stand-out track “Scream,” garnered over 35,000 hits on YouTube without any promotional efforts and no official release. It is available for viewing below.
Now, savvy at the art of song-crafting, SPIDER ROCKETS is ready to unleash Bitten upon the masses. SPIDER ROCKETS will be lining up national tour dates in support of the album. Preliminary dates are listed below with more dates to be announced shortly.
SPIDER ROCKETS was one of the last acts famed manager Bill Aucoin (who has managed acts including Kiss, Lordi, Tantric and others) was contemplating taking on. When Aucoin passed away in 2010, his long time partner and companion, Roman Fernandez, took over day-to-day management of SPIDER ROCKETS. Fernandez did this because he truly believes in the band and wants to make sure SPIDER ROCKETS continue following in the legacy of Aucoin.
Bitten Track Listing:
1) Going Down
2) So High
4) Don’t Need You
7) Twilight Zone
8) Better When It’s Loud
9) Nothing Left
10) Bring Me Around
SPIDER ROCKETS LIVE:
6/8 Altoona, PA @ Aldo’s
6/9: Erie, PA @ Sherlock’s
6/23: Philadelphia, PA @ The Legendary Dobbs
7/6: Hartford, CT @ Up or On the Rocks
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SOIL has reunited with Ryan McCombs (formerly of Drowning Pool) for the bands first ever live CD+DVD entitled “Re-LIVE-ing The Scars IN LONDON” in stores MAY 8th 2012. This special release features the band at their very best from their sold-out UK performance on October 14, 2011 at the Electric Ballroom in London. This CD+DVD features all the bands biggest hits including Soil classics “Halo”, “Redefine” and “Breaking Me Down” and also includes special never before released behind the scenes footage. A preview clip from the DVD can be viewed below.
Soil will be performing at the following festivals this spring:
Sunday May 20
Rock On The Range
Friday June 8
Donington Park UK
Check out the clip “Breaking Me Down” below!
Rock fans, rejoice! Hurt has returned with the follow up to 2009’s amazing Goodbye To The Machine. This time around, Hurt brings the rock with The Crux. While Goodbye To The Machine found the band leaning more toward the mainstream sound of modern day radio rock, The Crux is a closer return to the earlier, dark, heavy riffs found on Volume I and Volume II.
With a new lead guitarist and a new drummer in the band, it’s obvious that the sound of The Crux is going to vary from that of Goodbye To The Machine. Guitarist Paul Spatola was an exceptional talent that will be missed. And while Spatola’s guitar is absent from the current record, it allows Hurt the opportunity to venture toward a different direction, or in this case, a return to the sound of their earlier albums. If you like the darker side of Hurt, you will love The Crux.
While the first two tracks on The Crux (“So When” and “Eden”) are solid songs, it is the third track “Links & Waves” that really catches the listener’s attention. The unfortunate part is that this song clocks in at a mere 1:15 in length. All that did was leave me wanting more. It left me curious to know what would have happened had the band decided to expand this song and breathe more life into it.
“Caught In The Rain” is easily my favorite song on the record. As I tend to lean more toward the newer style of Hurt, it only makes sense that I would love this song. Also, the guitar solo ripped out by Michael Roberts is spectacular and worthy of some love. “Caught in the Rain” is a hard rocker with a modern edge, finding Hurt really hitting their groove.
“Cuffed” continues the more modern sounding music that I’ve grown to love from this band. More sharp guitar work from Roberts, and some expert changes overall, make this a powerful and enjoyable piece of music. J. Loren Wince’s rock screams can be heard deep into the track and adds plenty of replay value to the song. “Cuffed” finds Wince’s voice at its finest, and combined with the great Roberts guitar work, this track stands out as one of the best on the record.
“How We End Up Alone” is Hurt’s first single from The Crux. It is easy to understand why the band released this song. Starting out soft and melodic, “How We End Up Alone” builds in intensity to a crescendo bridge and chorus that unveils its true power. A darker, grittier tone is captured which adds character. Roberts solo sings on this song, and if he hadn’t earned his Hurt stripes up until that point, he definitely had them at the end of this song. “How We End Up Alone” is a superb track and one of the best cuts that Hurt has ever released.
As a follow up record, The Crux holds up well. Fans that are looking for more of the Goodbye To The Machine sound may find themselves disappointed. However, long time fans that enjoy early Hurt are going to find The Crux getting several replays on their IPods. The balancing act is the sound that lay between the two discs. Songs like “Caught In The Rain” and “How We End Up Alone” are the perfect hybrid of old and new Hurt. As the band continues to progress and grow, it is my hope that they will focus more on these types of hybrid creations. It could be the best sound Hurt has come up with.
The Crux will be released Tuesday, May 1st. Get Your copy of the CD here!
Rating: Out of 10
- So When
- Links & Waves
- Sally Slips
- When It’s Cold
- Caught In the Rain
- How We End Up alone
- The Seer
J. Loren Wince – Vocals/Guitar
Michael Roberts – Guitar
Rek Mohr – Bass
Victor Ribas – Drums
TERAMAZE might be Australia’s best kept secret … but that won’t last long. As this band is ready to burst out of their home country and make a well-deserved worldwide impact with their metallic alloy brand. Following the release of their highly anticipated album Anhedonia, TERAMAZE are pleased to premiere their brand new video for title track of Anhedonia.
Pure Grain Audio is hosting an exclusive full album stream of Anhedonia. Check it out below!
Anhedonia is available for purchase on iTunes for a special price of only $5.99 HERE.
Whilst loosely befitting the genre of thrash metal, the music of TERAMAZE conjures such adjectives as, “innovative”, “progressive” and “groove-laden” but most notably, “engaging”. Keeping the fundamental elements of metal alive in their music, TERAMAZE pushes metal into unchartered waters with guitar work that is incendiary and powerfully aggressive vocals that drive the song.
The Album Anhedonia was produced and mixed by Dean Wells and mastered by Lasse Lammert (Alestorm, Stuck Mojo Halcyon Way) Anhedonia is a critique of modern man’s diminishing ability to experience life’s simple pleasures.
TERAMAZE has been creating tidal waves on its native shores of Australia with its explosive live performances and is ready to bring its music to the masses on the world stage.
Think metal spirit… Think future, Think TERAMAZE…
2. Without Red Hands
3. Through the Madness
5. Acts of Reparation
6. Fear of the Unknown
7. Black Circles
8. Proverb Le Jame
9. Where the Dead Grow
11. Ever Enhancing II
Dean Wells -Guitars/Vocals
Brett Rerekura -Vocals
Mathew Dawson -Guitar
Mick Tallent -Drums
Tijon Lolis – Bass