will kick off a headline tour on June 23rd
Tour supports their most recent release, “THE STRANGE CASE OF…”
- Halestorm recently made history with their electrifying new single, “Love Bites (So Do I)” when the track ascended to #1 at Active Rock radio outlets nationwide, marking the first ever female-fronted group to top the format’s airplay ranking
- The band just wrapped up the Mass Chaos tour with Staind and Godsmack
- “THE STRANGE CASE OF…” made a #1 debut on Billboard’s “Hard Rock Albums” chart, while also making a top 15 entry onto the overall Billboard 200, upon its release in April
Produced by Howard Benson (who previously collaborated with Halestorm on their self-titled 2009 debut), “THE STRANGE CASE OF…” includes such explosive tracks as “Here’s To Us,” which shot to #1 on iTunes’ “Top Rock Songs” chart after being featured in a February 2012 episode of Fox’s hit series, Glee. Along with its popular success, “THE STRANGE CASE OF…” has also drawn critical acclaim, with Billboard praising the collection as “full of chugging riffs, wailing solos, drums that kick like a boot to the gut, and never-out-of-style soft/loud dynamics that lead to massive choruses.” “Led by one of our favorite rocker babes, singer-guitarist Lzzy Hale, (Halestorm) promise a more personal album for their follow-up,” noted Revolver in its album preview. “But don’t expect them to get all sappy on us. There should still be more than enough of the band’s now signature raucous attitude and righteous riffs for any headbanger to get off.”
Formed by frontwoman Lzzy Hale and her brother, drummer Arejay Hale, Halestorm has been hailed far and wide as an incendiary force in modern hard rock. “HALESTORM” made a top 5 debut on SoundScan’s “Hard Music” chart upon its 2009 release, simultaneously bursting into the top 40 on the comprehensive Billboard 200. The album subsequently sold more than 300,000 copies, and half a million cumulative tracks. Produced by Howard Benson (Daughtry, My Chemical Romance, Flyleaf), the album earned extensive acclaim for its infectious hard rock anthems, sexy hooks, and rough-and-tumble grooves. True road warriors, Halestorm made its bones as a major league hard rock outfit via countless North American gigs alongside such artists as Shinedown, Avenged Sevenfold, Bullet for My Valentine, and Disturbed. Last year saw the band traveling the country on the blockbuster “Avalanche Tour 2011,” joining such hard rock luminaries as Stone Sour, Theory of a Deadman, and fellow Atlantic recording group Skillet.
23 Portland, ME State Theater
25 S. Burlington, VT Higher Ground
26 Northampton, MA Pearl Street
27 Providence, RI Lupo’s
29 Dewey Beach, DE Bottle & Cork
30 Stroudsburg, PA Sherman Theater
1 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom
4 Toronto, ONT The Mod Club
7 Tremont, IL Twisted Spoke
8 Milwaukee, WI Milwaukee Summerfest
10 Des Moines, IA People’s Court
13 Colorado Springs, CO The Black Sheep
14 Salt Lake City, UT The Depot
16 Missoula, MT Wilma Theatre
17 Billings, MT Babcock Theatre
19 Fargo, ND The Venue @ Playmaker’s
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 have confirmed a new string of tour dates for late this summer beginning August 1st. More dates are expected to be announced shortly. A list of confirmed dates can be found below.
KILL DEVIL HILL’s self-titled debut album was released May 22nd via Steamhammer/SPV and landed at #9 on the Billboard Top New Artist Albums (HeatSeekers) Chart, #41 on the Top Hard Music Chart and #50 on the Independent Album Chart.
The band recently released a video for the single “Strange”. Check it out on the SPV YouTube Channel HERE.
It’s not easy to say what catches the listener’s attention first on Kill Devil Hill, the debut album by the newly formed band of the same name: the strong guitar hooks, the killer grooves, the dynamic production or the potent vocal melodies. Rex Brown, bassist of this supergroup and erstwhile member of Pantera and Down sees KILL DEVIL HILL in its entirety as an extremely exciting new band “To me, this band is a musical adventure trip,” he reckons. Brown knows what he’s talking about, after all he was involved in some of the most important rock and metal recordings of the past 30 years. So if Brown can hardly contain his enthusiasm, there must be something special to the KILL DEVIL HILL phenomenon.
KILL DEVIL HILL LIVE:
8/1: Las Vegas, NV @ Cheyenne Saloon
8/2: Scottsdale, AZ @ Martini Ranch
8/3: San Diego, CA @ Ramona Mainstage
8/5: Oakland, CA @ The New Parish
8/9: Calgary, AL @ Dicken’s Pub
8/10: Drumheller, AB @ Badlands Community Center
8/11: Red Deer, AB @ The Vat
8/12: Edmonton, AB @ The Pawnshop
8/16: Hamilton, ON @ Corktown
8/17: Toronto, ON @ The Rockpile
8/18: Montreal, QC @ Underworld
8/19: Quebec City, QC @ L’Agitee
8/20: Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks
8/24: Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall
8/25: Greenwich, RI @ The Rock Junction
8/26: Clifton, NJ @ Dingbatz
8/29: Albany, NY @ Bogies
8/30: Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
9/1: Long Island, NY @ Revolution
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Canadian metallic hard rock band FAMOUS UNDERGROUND featuring ex-Slik Toxik singer (Juno Award winner) Nick Walsh signs management deal with Germany’s ROCK N GROWL MANAGEMENT. Video trailer for the upcoming epic video ‘Dead Weight‘ can be viewed below.
The group, consists of the following musicians: Nick Walsh – vocals, guitars, Laurie-Anne Green – Bass, Rick Corvese – Guitars, Darren Boyd – Guitars and Desche Sparboom – drums.
FAMOUS UNDERGROUND haven ever strayed from their life-long dedication to hard rock and metal music and lock the power and energy into 4-minute songs with great hooks. FAMOUS UNDERGROUND’S sound and music is edgy, melodic and hookybringing a paradigm shift to the arena of rock. It’s been said, that they have created something fresh and exciting in an otherwise stagnated genre. With the conclusion that no-one has definitive comparisons, Carl Begai writer with elite hard rock/metal magazine BW&BK describes the new recording as “it’s a darker if-Metallica-were-Guns-N-Roses direction with this brand new album.”
Nick says of the signing ‘we have been building relations with Axel for the past year and we all felt that the timing was right for us to finally seal the deal. We are totally pumped to have his passion and knowledge within the F.U. family.’
‘We have never had the right opportunity before to bring our brand of metal to the European market,’Laurie-Anne states. ‘The anticipation of playing on the European stages is very exciting to us and we are ready to come over and rock out.’
ROCK N GROWL & FAMOUS UNDERGROUND currently shopping the brand new self titled album, to find a suitable record deal very soon.
“Old Hero’s Prayer” is the second video taken from Soul Seller’s sophomore album “Back To Life”, which saw it’s release in the fall of 2011 through Avenue Of Allies.
The follow-up to their first ever music video for the Melodic Rock anthem “Wings Of Freedom” was directed by the Bajiji Bros who recently also made the clip for Hardline’s “Fever Dreams”.
SOUL SELLER have lined-up a some live dates for the fall to continue to present the “Back To Life” record to the public and they plan to add more dates in the coming weeks:
Sunday, September 9th – Cafasse – Torino (Italy)
Friday, October 12th – Shamrock Pub – Borgo D’Ale (Italy)
Saturday, November 3rd – Old Distillery – Aosta (Italy)
Saturday, November 17th – Woodstock Pub – Milano (Italy) (with WHEELS OF FIRE)
Let’s make one thing perfectly clear — if you are a fan of the harder side of Hard Rock Hideout, you are not going to have any interest in Donnie Vie’s solo effort, Wrapped Around My Middle Finger. That having been said, if you like the softer side of rock once in a while, then this is an album you will fall in love with. Even without his band mates from Enuff Z’Nuff, Donnie Vie has put out some spectacular, haunting, beautiful music.
As he has done for years in Enuff Z’Nuff, Donnie Vie writes sweet, smooth melodies overlaid with beautiful lyrics. On Wrapped Around My Middle Finger Vie tends to lean toward the ballads and moderate tempo songs, but they are so expertly crafted that it is a joy to hear them. While there may not be any cranking guitars or drum solos, there is still impressive, beautiful, melodic music.
Starting with the opening notes of the title track, “Wrapped Around My Middle Finger” sucks you in to hear more. The amazing “Lisa” and hook catchy “Now Ya Know” lead the way in anchoring the album as a solid record. After a few spins, every listener will find themselves singing along to “Now Ya Know.” “I Won’t Let You Down” is another love song done right. The changes and expert guitar playing mixed in with Vie’s raspy vocals create a fantastic song that is one of the best the album has to offer.
Vie continues to inspire. Even after more than 20 years of song writing, he is still able to craft fresh lyrics blended with perfect harmonies and melodies that never tire. Wrapped Around My Middle Finger is just another example of the great artist Donnie Vie is. If you are a fan of Enuff Z’Nuff’s softer side, exceptional lyrics, or superb soft melodies that are easy to sing along with, then you are going to love Wrapped Around My Middle Finger.
Rating: Out of 10
- Wrapped Around My Middle Finger
- Daddy’s Girl
- Now Ya Know
- No Escape
- Lil Wonder
- Flames Of Love
- Rattle On
- I Won’t Let You Down
Donnie Vie Band Is:
Donnie Vie – Vocals, Guitars
Jimmy Maguire – Guitars
Patrick Pulver – Bass
Randi Scott – Drums
Multi-instrumentalist ARJEN LUCASSEN has posted a new video for the track “Pink Beatles in a Purple Zeppelin,” taken from his recently released concept solo album, Lost In The New Real. The video was mainly shot where ARJEN grew up, near the sea in Holland. In regards to the video, ARJEN comments: “It’s a very ‘Dutch’ clip, windmills and all! So you could say this clip goes back to my roots, also musically. It features many visual links (at least 10!) to the bands and albums that I grew up listening to. Peace, man!”
Featuring artwork created by ARJEN and renowned designer Claudio Bergamin, plus an appearance by legendary actor Rutger Hauer as the album’s narrator, Lost In The New Real is a double-CD that tells the story of Mr. L, a 21st century man who was cryo-preserved at the moment of clinical death from a terminal disease. The album begins as Mr. L is being revived at a point in the distant future, when technology has advanced enough to cure his disease. Mr. L finds himself in a world that has drastically changed — to the point that the line between what’s real and what’s not is no longer clear.
The tracks on disc 1 follow Mr. L’s emotional journey as he is confronted with both serious and comical aspects of the “New Real” and desperately tries to decide if he can find a meaningful place within it. Disc 2 is a mix of tracks that are part of the concept but didn’t fit on disc 1, plus cover songs related to the concept.
The track-listing for this epic concept album is as follows:
Lost In The New Real (disc 1)
1. The New Real
2. Pink Beatles In A Purple Zeppelin
3. Parental Procreation Permit
4. When I’m A Hundred Sixty-Four
6. Don’t Switch Me Off
7. Dr Slumber’s Eternity Home
8. Yellowstone Memorial Day
9. Where Pigs Fly
10. Lost In The New Real
Lost In The New Real (disc 2)
1. Our Imperfect Race
2. Welcome To The Machine (PINK FLOYD cover)
3. So Is There No God?
4. Veteran Of The Psychic Wars (BLUE OYSTER CULT cover)
5. The Social Recluse
6. Battle Of Evermore (LED ZEPPELIN cover)
7. The Space Hotel
8. Some Other Time (ALAN PARSONS PROJECT cover)
9. You Have Entered The Reality Zone
10. I’m The Slime (FRANK ZAPPA cover)
ARJEN LUCASSEN online: