I knew there were issues in the Queensryche camp, but this news comes as a bit of a surprise. Thanks to @NickinDallas for the tip!
On Friday June 8th and Saturday June 9th, the core members of Queensryche will debut their new band “Rising West” at the Hard Rock Café in Seattle WA. Rising West features Michael Wilton, Eddie Jackson, Scott Rockenfield, and Parker Lundgren of Queensryche, with powerhouse vocalist Todd La Torre of Crimson Glory. The band will be performing rare and classic hits from the first 5 Queensryche albums and plan on hitting the studio sometime early summer to begin recording their first release.
So what does Todd La Torre sound like? Check out this clip!
Canadian rockers Killinger have just been tapped as support for Volbeat and Hell Yeah! on their upcoming tour in the United States in July. Prior to the commencement of these dates, Killinger will be featured at the 8th Annual Boonstock Music & Arts Festival in Gibbons, Alberta, Canada on June 30th alongside such heavyweights as Korn, Puddle Of Mudd and Volbeat. Please see below for tour dates. Killinger was just honored last month in their hometown with the 2012 Edmonton Music “People’s Choice” Award.
Killinger’s self-titled full-length debut was released last year in North America via Sunmor Entertainment, distributed by BDG. BDG is distributed by RED Distribution, LLC (a division of Sony Music Entertainment). The album features a contemporary rock sound which incorporates the best elements of 80s hard rock and metal. Produced by Rick Plester (Michael Schenker, George Lynch) and mixed by Mike Fraser (Aerosmith, AC/DC, Metallica), KILLINGER contains catchy melodies, big guitar riffs and a guest appearance by guitar great George Lynch.
With an over-the-top live show, the band has already established a solid fanbase in Western Canada, touring with the likes of Lynch Mob and Stryper. Of Killinger, Exclaim! best describes their sound as “gritty, double-time rock with soaring vocals and dive-bomb guitar solos…”, while The Belleville Intelligencer avows, “Laden with crunching guitars, thunderous drums and old-school lyrics…the sound is huge like the classic arena rock albums of the 1980s…” Click here to witness the sexy video for the track “Holding On”. Killinger is: frontman Dave Williams, lead guitarist Kevin Morin, bassist Justin Craig and drummer Chris Challice.
Killinger tour dates:
30 Gibbons, AB Boonstock Music & Arts Festival
7 Reno, NV Knitting Factory
8 San Francisco, CA The Warfield
10 Anaheim, CA The Grove
11 Tempe, AZ Marquee Theatre
12 Las Vegas, NV House Of Blues
13 Salt Lake City, UT The Great Salt Air
15 Colorado Springs, CO City Auditorium
16 Omaha, NE Sokol Auditorium
18 Stroudsberg, PA Sherman Theater
19 Baltimore, MD Ram’s Head Live
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FULL-LENGTH ALBUM “BLOOD” DUE OUT AUGUST 14TH VIA CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS
The first single from dynamic metal rockers In This Moment’s new album, “Blood,” has been set for a June 12th add date at Active Rock Radio. The track showcases the intense vocals, relentless guitars, deeply personal lyrics and driving rhythms for which the band has come to be known. “Blood” will also be available for purchase digitally at all online retailers on the same day (June 12th).
In This Moment just wrapped a brief run of American tour dates, including an appearance at Rock On The Range in Columbus, OH. They will head out for a larger trek of North America in late June; this run will include headlining dates, as well as support slots with Papa Roach and later with Shinedown and Adelita’s Way. Please see below for the itinerary.
In This Moment’s forthcoming album, BLOOD, is due out in North America on August 14th and is produced by Kevin Churko (Ozzy Osbourne, Five Finger Death Punch); the album will be their fourth for longtime label Century Media Records. In This Moment was formed in 2005 and have released three full length albums to date, selling over a quarter of a million records in the US alone. They’ve cracked the Top 40 Active Rock charts and have appeared on the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival, as well as Warped and Ozzfest tours. Frontwoman Maria Brink was recently named Revolver’s Hottest Chick in Metal. In This Moment is: Maria Brink (vocals), Chris Howorth (lead guitar), Randy Weitzel (rhythm guitar), Travis Johnson (bass) and Tom Hane (drums).
In This Moment tour dates:
22 Seattle, WA Studio Seven
23 Spokane, WA A Club
25 Southwest Minot, ND City Auditorium*
26 Aberdeen, SD Ramkota Exhibit Hall*
28 Fort Wayne, IN Piere’s*
30 Rock Island, IL Rock The District*
5 Bangor, ME Bangor Waterfront**
6 Manchester, NH Verizon Wireless Arena**
8 Montreal, QC Club Soda**
10 Toronto, ON Kool Haus**
8 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge
10 Joliet, IL Mojoes (with All That Remains)
11 Birch Run, MI Urn Expo Center
*with Papa Roach
**with Shinedown and Adelita’s Way
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