Be sure to tune in and watch SLASH appear on the following shows this week:
SLASH: Along with his bandmates Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators–Myles Kennedy (vocals), Brent Fitz (drums) and Todd Kerns (bass)–will perform a sold-out show tonight, Tuesday, May 22. The show will be broadcast tonight LIVE via Livestream at 10:30 pm EDT worldwide here: http://new.livestream.com/slash/livefromNYC.
Today (May 22) marks the release of SLASH’s second solo studio album APOCALYPTIC LOVE, which was written entirely by SLASH and Myles Kennedy and is released via Dik Hayd International, distributed through EMI.
The Grammy-winning iconic rock guitarist and songwriter will be interviewed by Piers Morgan on Wednesday, May 23 on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight.” The interview, which airs live at 9 PM EDT tomorrow, will touch on SLASH’s history and his new album, APOCALYPTIC LOVE and how he has remained a vital artist for almost 20 years after leaving GNR.
Listen to APOCALYPTIC LOVE in its entirety online at RollingStone.com: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/album-premiere-slash-apocalyptic-love-deluxe-20120515
British rock legends Tank return with the highly anticipated follow up to their 2010 album “War Machine”. Guitarists Mick Tucker and Cliff Evans, vocalist Doogie White and bassist Chris Dale are now joined by former Tank member Steve Hopgood on drums. Their new material entitled “War Nation” is scheduled for release on June, 4th in Europe and June, 5th in USA (via MVD) and today the band reveal the sample tracks from the new album on their official website. You can find them HERE.
Cliff Evans describe the new album, “As with our ‘War Machine album, ‘War Nation’ will include a variety of different influences and styles. With a wealth of musical ability to draw from, we don’t like to limit ourselves. Individually we’ve worked with names such as Ritchie Blackmore, Bruce Dickinson, Paul D’anno and Yngwie Malmsteen. So many bands release albums now where once you’ve listened to the first two songs you’ve heard the whole album. Not with Tank. Each song that makes it onto our album has to deserve it. Our standards are high.” Doogie White continues, “With songs like ‘Justice for All’ and ‘Grace of God’ we are upgrading the TANK sound while retaining all the elements that made ‘War Machine’ so successful. There are killer riffs and haunting melodies and lyrics that you can take from, what you want, or indeed what you need.”
1. War Nation
2. Song For The Dead
3. Hammer And Nails
4. Don’t Dream In The Dark
5. Grace Of God
7. Justice For All
8. Wings Of Heaven
9. State Of The Union
10. Hard Road
Apart from the new album, TANK will also release their first ever live DVD later this year. Recordings were made while opening for Judas Priest in 2011 and during the bands show at Stodola Club, Warsaw on March 9th 2012. The set list will include fan favourites such as ‘This Means War’ ‘Echoes of a Distant Battle’ ‘Power of the Hunter’ and ‘ The War Drags Ever On’ plus future classics such as ‘Judgement Day’ and ‘Phoenix Rising’.
Hellyeah has a released a new video for their single, “Band of Brothers”. This is the title track off of the up and coming Band of Brothers CD which is due out July 17th. You can purchase the single from Amazon.com at this link.
Check out the clip below!
Tesla has released a new video for their of the Climax Blues Band’s song “I Love You”. This song is on Tesla’s Twisted Wires CD which is available for purchase at Amazon.com. Check it out!
Modern rock fans have a new reason to rejoice and that reason is The Wreckage, the debut album from Candlelight Red. This Pennsylvania quartet has been making their presence known on the hard rock scene, playing several festivals, and opening a number of hot tours in 2012. The Wreckage shows just why Candlelight Red is receiving much attention in the modern rock world. Put simply, Candlelight Red is a hard rock band that makes great music.
Filled with heavy and hard tunes, The Wreckage is a fun-filled album of rock music that satisfies. Any of us that love Three Days Grace, New Medicine, or other similar modern rock darlings are going to enjoy listening to The Wreckage. Candlelight Red have released an album of eight original goodies and one interesting cover song that is getting some airplay as of late.
The band’s original songs are real treasures to the ear. They are not overproduced, and they are not weak, which is usually a winning combination to making great music. And while The Wreckage does not contain any Earth shattering, ground breaking, innovative Pink Floyd-esque tracks, that hardly matters. What The Wreckage does contain is 8 original songs that are immensely enjoyable. And in the end, isn’t that what matters most?
The last track on the record is a cover of “The Look,” a big pop hit for the band Roxette in the late 80s. As a huge fan of the original song, I was curious to see what Candlelight Red would do with this cover. And while I commend them for choosing a more pop-oriented song to cover, I have to admit that I much prefer the band’s original material. I miss the falsetto of Marie Fredriksson, which I always felt made the song such a hit.
That’s not to say that “She’s Got The Look” is unbearable, because it is actually enjoyable from a nostalgic sense. However, it is not something that would have me buying The Wreckage. However, original songs like “The Dirt,” and “Medicated,” would. Perhaps it’s a chance for fans to sing along with the band at concerts while they get their name out there, but I would have much preferred one more original song on The Wreckage.
Cover song aside, Candlelight Red have released a solid album complete with creative, entertaining songs. If you’re looking for some hard rocking new music that will get multiple spins on your IPod, definitely check out Candlelight Red’s The Wreckage.
Rating: Out of 10
- The Dirt
- Gone Forever
- The Wreckage
- Bend And Break
- In Your Hands
- She’s Got The Look
Candlelight Red Is:
Jeremy Edge – Guitars
Ryan Hoke – Vocals
Jamie Morral – Bass
Brian Dugan – Drums
Reviewed by Ryo Vie
Los Angeles progressive thrashers HEXEN have officially released a sample track from their forthcoming new full-length, Being And Nothingness set for North American released through Pulverised Records on July 17, 2012.
Recorded, mixed, and mastered at Vivid Tone Recording Studio (Lividity, Guthrie Govan, etc.) by producer Rich Bruce, the sonic onslaught of Being And Nothingness sees the band moving toward a far more comprehensive and thorough voyage of metal musicality and further distancing themselves from being just another run-of-the-mill revival band. Check out sixth track “Stream Of Unconsciousness” below!
“…mandatory for anyone who enjoys thrash metal.” — Axis Of Metal
“…those of you that worship nothing but the unadulterated thrash attack of acts like Testament, Exodus, early-day Megadeth and Dark Angel and will surely find plenty here to keep you satisfied.” — Scratch the Surface
“…a perfect specimen of thrash metal bands of late, managing to give a fresh sound to thrash metal without completely abandoning their old-school roots.” — Heavy Metal Tribune
“The musicianship here is outstanding, everything fits together perfectly with the melodic nature of the tracks perfectly atuned to ensure an optimum listening experience.” — Clairodactyl
Rock out this Memorial Day weekend and experience an epic LIVE Rock ‘n Roll event featuring an electrifying lineup of classic hair metal and hard rock bands.
On Sunday, May 27, HDNet takes fans to the Heartland for seven hours of exclusive LIVE coverage from the sixth annual Rocklahoma Music Festival in Pryor, Oklahoma.
This year’s lineup features the best of classic rock bands from the 80s, 90s and today including local Oklahoma City band Aranda, plus Rains, Charm City Devils, Puddle of Mudd, Jackyl, Chickenfoot, Queensyrche and more.
LIVE coverage exclusively on HDNet
Begins Sunday, May 27 at 5pmET/2pmPT and continues LIVE for seven hours straight.
Here’s our LIVE lineup (subject to change):
Rains – 5pm ET
Blackstone Cherry – 5:35pm ET
Charm City Devils – 6:10pm ET
Puddle of Mudd – 6:45pm ET
Aranda – 7:35pm ET
Jackyl – 8:10pm ET
Art of Dying – 9:05pm ET
Queensryche – 9:40pm ET
HELLYEAH – 10:45pm ET
Chickenfoot – 11:30pm ET
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