The origin of Eye Empire began in 2007 when Corey Lowery (Stuck Mojo/Stereomud/Dark New Day) and B.C. Kochmit (Switched) started to construct what would eventually become the foundation of this empire.
After two years of writing and searching for the right voice, Donald Carpenter (Submersed) joined the group in October of 2009 followed by former Texas Hippie Coalition member Ryan Bennett on drums. The band’s debut album: Moment of Impact will be released Tuesday, June 19th via Bad Puppy Records / Bulldog Productions.
Produced by Corey Lowery and Eye Empire, early pressings of the album have already sold thousands of copies on-line exclusively through mail order. An expanded track listing with three brand new songs make up the national release of Moment Of Impact.
The first single from the album, “I Pray” has already been heard on Sirius/XM’s “Octane” for the past few months; while the band has been staging one standing room only show after another. Eye Empire will immediately head back out on the road for dates beginning on September 4th in Madison, WI, and rolling in to a direct support run with Wayne Static’s Pighammer that commences on September 27th in Sacramento.
Check out the band’s clip, “I Pray” below! Get Moment of Impact here!
Aussie rockers My Dynamite’s new self titled album hits stores on Tuesday (June 19th). The band has made their song “Dirty Game” available for a free download at the band’s Facebook page. Get it here!
The Answer has released a new video of their live performance playing their new song “Rise” with the Ulster Orchestra.
This footage captures a unique moment in the band’s history. It is the Answer’s first show with a full 70 piece orchestra, and it’s also the first time they played this version of the song live before.
The Answer’s Rise EP is available for Pre-Order at this link.
Jorn Lande has released a new video clip “Live and Let Fly”. This song is from the new Jorn album, “Bring Heavy Rock to the Land”. This album is available for purchase through Amazon.com now. Check out the video below!
ASIA, featuring the original line-up of Geoff Downes (keyboards), Steve Howe (guitar), Carl Palmer (drums) and John Wetton (lead vocals and bass) celebrate their 30th anniversary (1982-2012) by releasing their new album XXX on Monday July 2nd. Featuring artwork by Roger Dean, XXX dovetails ASIA’s 30th Anniversary World Tour and the collectors box set edition of their eponymous debut album.
Their current single Face On The Bridge, now in its sixth straight week on the A-list at Planet Rock; the UK’s premiere classic rock radio station, is also proving hugely popular on YouTube. Planet Rock will air an ASIA 30th Anniversary one hour radio special at 7pm GMT on Saturday June 30th. All four members of ASIA were recently interviewed by Darren Redick specifically for this hour-long extravaganza.
In 1982 their debut album topped The Billboard Top 100 Chart for nine weeks, and went on to become the biggest selling album of the year. The album spawned the hits Heat Of The Moment, Only Time Will Tell, and four other radio hits. The new album, XXX, produced by Mike Paxman, has been hailed ASIA’s best album since their classic early 80s releases. XXX is released by Frontiers Records on Monday July 2nd ( July 3rd in teh United States) on CD, special edition CD/DVD (featuring music videos, behind the scenes footage), and limited edition vinyl.
“We wanted to recapture the energy of the first album,” says ASIA’s guitarist, Steve Howe. “ASIA has always been about great songs, fantastic musicianship. Fans of the first album will fall in love with XXX.”
Visit ASIA’s official website: originalasia.com.
Tickets for the UK leg of ASIA’s 30th anniversary Tour can be ordered from the 24 HR Ticket Hotline: 0844 478 0898, www.eventim.co.uk.
ASIA 30th Anniversary UK Tour Dates:
Tavistock The Wharf Saturday 15th December
Holmfirth Picturedrome Sunday 16th December
Edinburgh Queen’s Hall Monday 17th December
Salisbury City Hall Wednesday 19th December
Birmingham Town Hall Thursday 20th December
Manchester Royal Northern College of Music Friday 21st December
London o2 Shepherds Bush Empire Saturday 22nd December
The Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival is offering a limited number of $15 “Early Bird” lawn tickets for the third annual tour which runs from August 17 in Kansas City, MO through September 30 in Albuquerque, NM. This offer is available at www.RockstarUPROAR.com and LiveNation.com from Friday, June 15 at 10:00 AM local time until Sunday, June 17 at 10:00 PM local time. Please see below for a list of participating markets.
Affordably priced pit and up-front seating is also available with ticket prices starting around $75 (plus fees). In addition, exclusive Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival meet & greet and VIP packages will be available.
The 2012 Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival main stage will feature performances from multiplatinum rock bands Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind and Papa Roach, along with breaking band Adelitas Way. In addition, the Ernie Ball Stage and Jägermeister Stage in the festival area will include performances from multiplatinum headliner P.O.D., as well as up-and-coming artists Deuce, Fozzy, Redlight King, Mindset Evolution, In This Moment, Thousand Foot Krutch, Candlelight Red and a local Battle Of The Bands winner. Go to www.RockstarUPROAR.com for full details and a list of bands performing at each show.
Regularly priced tickets are on sale now for all Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival shows listed below. Markets participating in the $15 ticket promotion are indicated by a plus sign (+):
Date Market Venue Web Link
Fri 8/17 Kansas City, MO Capitol Federal Park at Sandstone www.rockstaruproar.com/bonner-springs
Sat 8/18 Little Rock, AR Arkansas State Fairgrounds (KDJE Radio Show) www.rockstaruproar.com/little-rock
+Sun 8/19 St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre www.rockstaruproar.com/maryland-heights
Tue 8/21 Grand Rapids, MI Rock The Rapids (downtown) www.rockstaruproar.com/grand-rapids
+Wed 8/22 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre www.rockstaruproar.com/tinley-park
+Fri 8/24 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center www.rockstaruproar.com/holmdel
+Sun 8/26 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center www.rockstaruproar.com/mansfield
+Tue 8/28 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain www.rockstaruproar.com/scranton
+Wed 8/29 Buffalo, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center www.rockstaruproar.com/darien-center
+Fri 8/31 Pittsburgh, PA First Niagara Pavilion www.rockstaruproar.com/burgettstown
+Sat 9/1 Saratoga, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center www.rockstaruproar.com/saratoga-springs
+Sun 9/2 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live www.rockstaruproar.com/bristow
Wed 9/5 Simpsonville, SC Charter Amphitheatre at Heritage Park www.rockstaruproar.com/simpsonville
+Fri 9/7 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre www.rockstaruproar.com/clarkston
+Sat 9/8 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center www.rockstaruproar.com/noblesville
+Sun 9/9 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center www.rockstaruproar.com/cuyahoga-falls
+Tue 9/11 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek www.rockstaruproar.com/raleigh
+Wed 9/12 Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood www.rockstaruproar.com/atlanta
+Thur 9/13 Tampa, FL 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre www.rockstaruproar.com/tampa
+Sat 9/15 Houston, TX Woodlands Pavilion www.rockstaruproar.com/the-woodlands
+Sun 9/16 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion www.rockstaruproar.com/dallas
+Tue 9/18 Denver, CO Comfort Dental Amphitheater www.rockstaruproar.com/englewood
Wed 9/19 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre www.rockstaruproar.com/salt-lake-city
Fri 9/21 Spokane, WA Greyhound Park and Events Center www.rockstaruproar.com/post-falls
+Sat 9/22 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre www.rockstaruproar.com/auburn
Sun 9/23 Portland, OR Sleep Country Amphitheater www.rockstaruproar.com/ridgefield
Tue 9/25 Boise, ID Idaho Center Amphitheater www.rockstaruproar.com/nampa
Sat 9/29 Phoenix, AZ Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion www.rockstaruproar.com/phoenix
+Sun 9/30 Albuquerque, NM Hard Rock Casino Presents: The Pavilion www.rockstaruproar.com/albuquerque
The Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival is made possible through the support of sponsors including Rockstar Energy Drink, Ernie Ball, Jägermeister, Air Force Reserve, Air National Guard, Army, Imagen Records, Truth, Lunarpages, Matador Beef Jerky, Schecter Guitars, South Surf, Slurpee, and Zippo Lighters.
‘NO FRIEND OF MINE’
Voodoo Six give away free download via Facebook
Fresh from their set at East Midland’s Download Festival last weekend, British rockers Voodoo Six are currently offering fans a free download of ‘No Friend of Mine’, taken from their recent 6-track EP Falling Knives.
Head here to get your free mp3:
The EP was a limited edition digital release only and is currently unavailable to purchase anywhere in the UK, making this track an exclusive giveaway to fans via their official Facebook page.
“We had a fantastic reaction from our crowd at Download and have been wanting to do something for our fans, old and new, for a while,” comments bassist Tony Newton. “We hope you enjoy the track – we’re busy putting the finishing touches to our brand new album so there’ll be more on that front very soon!”
Catch Voodoo Six on tour in the UK with Mike Portnoy’s new supergroup Adrenaline Mob at the end of this month:
29-06-12 King Tuts Glasgow (w/ Adrenaline Mob)
30-06-12 Moho Live Manchester (w/ Adrenaline Mob)
01-07-12 Academy 2 Birmingham (w/ Adrenaline Mob)
02-07-12 The Junction Cambridge (w/ Adrenaline Mob)
03-07-12 KCLSU London (w/ Adrenaline Mob)
Watch a brand new video of ‘Take The Blame’ from the recent Voodoo Six acoustic video sessions here:
Heavy metal legends ICED EARTH will be touring North America starting next week, hitting the road with VOLBEAT, HELLYEAH, and THE SIXXIS for an extensive 5-week trek. In regards to this upcoming tour, Jon Schaffer (rhythm, lead and acoustic guitars/backing vocals) comments: “I’m completely stoked, VOLBEAT is one of my all-time favorite bands, and Michael and the boys are great people. There is a lot of mutual respect and admiration, and I think we are in for a hell of a good time! This will be a package that won’t soon be forgotten, I’m sure of that.”
ICED EARTH will be touring in support of their critically acclaimed 10th studio album, Dystopia. Released last year via Century Media Records, Dystopia debuted at #67 on the Billboard chart and has since received rave reviews from fans and critics alike, with Revolver Magazine naming it one of the 20 Best Albums of 2011 and declaring, “Twenty years after releasing their self-titled debut, this Florida fivesome has never sounded better.”
To commemorate the tour, ICED EARTH are releasing a limited tour edition of Dystopia. Currently available only at the merchandise stands on the tour, the 2-disc Dystopia Tour Edition contains the original full-length album, as well as b-side covers of IRON MAIDEN “The Trooper” and BLACK SABBATH “Mob Rules,” as well as the classic 17-minute ICED EARTH track “Dante’s Inferno” re-recorded with vocalist Stu Block. The bonus disc also contains both music videos from Dystopia – the title track and “Anthem” – as well as a ‘Making of Dystopia‘ studio interview with the band, and exclusive cell phone skins and desktop backgrounds.
All upcoming ICED EARTH tour dates are below, so check to see when they’ll be coming to a city near you!
ICED EARTH tour dates feat. VOLBEAT, HELLYEAH, THE SIXXIS
6/18–Kool Haus–Toronto, ON
6/19–The Fillmore–Detroit, MI
6/20–Chameleon Club–Lancaster, PA **headlining off date**
6/21–House Of Blues–Boston, MA
6/22–Paramount Theatre–Huntington, NY
6/23–Northern Lights–Clifton Park, NY
6/25–House Of Blues–Chicago, IL **off date with HELLYEAH**
6/26–MYTH–St. Paul, MN
6/27–Burton Cummings Theatre–Winnipeg, MB
6/29–Crescent Point Place–Weyburn, SA
7/2–Shrine Auditorium–Billings, MT
7/3–Knitting Factory–Spokane, WA
7/5–Knitting Factory–Spokane, WA
7/6–Knitting Factory–Boise, ID
7/7–Knitting Factory–Reno, NV
7/8–Warfield Theatre–San Francisco, CA
7/10–The Grove of Anaheim–Anaheim, CA
7/11–Marquee Theatre–Tempe, AZ
7/12–House Of Blues–Las Vegas, NV
7/13–The Great Salt Air–Magna, UT
7/14–Mesa Theatre & Club–Grand Junction, CO **headlining off date**
7/15–Colorado Springs City Auditorium–Colorado Springs, CO
7/16–Sokol Auditorium–Omaha, NE **off date with VOLBEAT**
7/18–Sherman Theater–Stroudsburg, PA
7/19–Rams Head Live!–Baltimore, MD
7/22–Sherman Theater–Stroudsburg, PA
7/23–Norva Theater–Norfolk, VA
7/24–Rams Head Live!–Baltimore, MD
Get a chance to win tickets with a private meet & greet with multi –platinum metal rockers STRYPER at the House of Blues Hollywood for Friday June 22nd.
Here are the 3 ways to win:
KLOS - When you hear the cue to call to enter the KLOS “swag store” be caller 25 and you get to get your Stryper package.
KNAC – Listen to Diana DeVille on her show The Wild Side online at KNAC.com between 3-7 and get your chance to win a STRYPER Package.
Don’t want to take a chance but still want a private Meet & Greet? Go to www.etix.com and buy your M&G there for only $100! It includes: Stryper Laminate and 8×10 Photo. Fans may have up to two personal items signed and their picture taken with the band. Concert Event ticket must be purchased separately.
Doors: 08:00 PM
Show: 09:00 PM
$25.00 – Advance Gen Adm/Stand Only
$27.50 – DOS Gen Admin/Stand Only
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.
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.
Unless you’ve been living under a soft rock, you have no doubt heard that there is a huge, double-bill, rock and roll tour heading to a city near you this summer. Kiss will be teaming up with Motley Crue for what looks to be one of the hardest rocking double bills I’ve seen in years. I am looking forward to this amazing hard rock show when they roll into New Jersey this September. It’s going to be an awesome, late summer Friday night of fun and havoc!
Like I do with almost any concert that I attend, I’ve been thinking about what the setlists could be for each band this year. Will they stick to only the hits? Are they going to pull out some early classics? Will there be a surprise or two that no one expects? I’m always anxious to hear some deep cuts whenever I see either of these bands live, and this year is no exception. After giving it much thought, I’ve come up with a list of songs that would make me wet myself if they were performed live. Last time I wrote about the Motley songs I want to hear, this time, here are the five songs that I would love to hear from KISS.
Sweet Pain (Destroyer)
“Sweet Pain” could be my favorite Kiss song ever. To the best of my knowledge, Kiss has only played this song live during their acoustic Konvention tour, where they played any song that the fans would call out. I have a copy of that song on a bootleg, and while it took a while for the band to get it down, they did a decent job. As one of the best songs on Destroyer it is a true shame that this song has never received a proper live performance. If Kiss would take the time to study this tune and pull it out for the upcoming tour, the buzz from the fans would be maddening. With the song’s power and intensity combined with it being a deep cut classic, all Kiss fans would love to hear “Sweet Pain.”
I (Music From The Elder)
How in the world does a rock band have a song that is so amazing, so powerful, and so fantastic that they never play it? It baffles my mind that Kiss has only performed “I” less than a handful of times and never since the acoustic Konvention tour back in 1995. “I” is one of those great Kiss classics where Gene and Paul trade verses to the delight of the Kiss Army. The song is a powerful anthem about believing in yourself and going above and beyond to achieve what you want in life. Like other Kiss anthems, “I” is a song that would rev the crowd up to such a massive dynamic, that the audience would scream their throats raw. “I” would be the best main set closer that Kiss has ever done since “Let Me Go Rock And Roll” held that honor in the early 70s. It would be a Kiss fan’s dream come true.
Love ‘Em And Leave ‘Em (Rock And Roll Over)
“Love ‘Em And Leave ‘Em” is a great late-70s Gene sung song centered on the theme of womanizing. This is a topic that Gene wrote about a lot back in the 70s and 80s and still writes a fair amount about today. “Love ‘Em And Leave ‘Em” is a fantastic ode to the one night stand, and a Kiss song that has never gotten the proper attention that it deserves. Kiss has the chance to right that wrong this summer by pulling out this fantastic homage to loving the ladies for one night only.
I Still Love You (Creatures Of The Night)
Granted, out of all the Kiss songs that I would like to hear in concert this year, “I Still Love You” is the one that has been played most recently. It is also the one song on this list that has the best chance of being played live during this concert. “I Still Love You” is one of Kiss’ strongest, operatic ballads and the live version is simply amazing. If Paul Stanley still has the range, pulling out this classic Kiss song would likely see an amazing crowd reaction.
Almost Human (Love Gun)
“Almost Human” is practically an unknown Kiss song. Any time that I mention this song to anyone, even die-hard Kiss fans, they always give me a quizzical look. When I remind them that it was a side two track from Love Gun, I usually get a similar response of, “Oh, I’m going to have to go back and listen to that one again.” That’s how deep a track “Almost Human” is. However, just because it’s a deep track, doesn’t mean that it’s not a good track. This is one of my all time favorite Gene Simmons songs. It’s dark and haunting, with a theme centered on science fiction and fantasy more than women or rock and roll (a rarity for a Kiss song). Perhaps meant to be the sequel to “God Of Thunder,” “Almost Human” received no attention after being released on Love Gun. Now, 35 years after its release, Kiss could really make a statement and perform this song live for the first time ever. This would also be a great song for Gene Simmons to fly and spit blood before performing, giving it an added bonus of excitement for the fans.
Those are the five songs that I would like to hear Kiss perform on tour this summer. What about you? What Kiss songs are you hoping that the band dusts off? Which Kiss rarities have you always wanted to see in concert? Drop a line in the comments section and share your opinion!
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Texas Hippie Coalition has just released a brand new video “Turn It Up”. This song will be on THC’s new album Peacemaker that will be released August 14th, 2012. The new song is now available for purchase through iTunes and Amazon.com.
Swiss rockers 69 Chambers have released a new video “Cause and Effect” in support of their recently released album, Torque. Check it out!
Iconic guitarist Slash has partnered with MATIvision to create the world’s first multi-camera 360-degree interactive music applications for the Apple iPad, iPod and iPhone to accompany his newly released album Apocalyptic Love.
The apps let you follow every moment of the band performing songs from their new album through six 360-degree spherical cameras. You choose the camera angle via touch or gyroscopic control – each camera rotates a full 360-degrees. Pinch in or out on your device to use the zoom feature to get closer to the action. Each app also includes additional content, such as exclusive photos and song lyrics. Slash360 provides a unique way to experience Slash, Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators unlike anything else.
There are two versions of the app to choose from – one version includes the hit single “You’re A Lie” along with lyrics and other extras (http://itunes.apple.com/app/slash-360-lt-apocalyptic-love/id524517739?mt=8) and the second a full version that includes the full Apocalyptic Love album, photos, lyrics and other extras (http://itunes.apple.com/app/slash-360-apocalyptic-love/id524544296?mt=8). The apps are priced in the United States iTunes store at $0.99 and $4.99, respectively. Pricing varies by territory.
“The way we recorded this album was pretty much live as we played it,” Slash explains. “It was an “old school” way of doing it and captures the energy of the band in the best possible way. Being able to capture the band and allow fans to experience it as if they were in the room is very cool, it’s like being in the room with us.”
Slash and his band featuring lead singer Myles Kennedy, drummer Brent Fitz and bassist Todd Kearns aka The Conspirators have just released Apocalyptic Love (May 22). Apocalyptic Love stormed onto the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart at #4, marking the top rock debut for that week. The disc also debuted at #1 Independent Albums Chart and #1 Hard Music Albums Chart. All songs on Apocalyptic Love released on Slash’s own Dik Hayd International, and distributed through EMI Label Services were written together by Slash and Myles Kennedy as they spent the last two years on tour all over the world. In addition, Apocalyptic Love is also Top 5 in seven countries outside the U.S. Critical acclaim is pouring in for the album and its hard-driving first single “You’re A Lie.”
Revolver magazine declared, “Apocalyptic Love is at heart a collection of lean, high-octane rock-and-roll tunes built to be blasted out of open-top sports cars or, more suitably, open-air stadiums” (July 2012). The Los Angeles Times added, “Fans of his work in GNR and Velvet Revolver will find much to embrace in the album’s 13 tracks, ranging from the sneering rock hooks of ‘You’re a Lie’ and the heavy metal grind of ‘Halo’ to the extended instrumental passages on ‘Anastasia.’” Elsewhere, Rolling Stone.com hailed, “the album is filled with head bangers and plenty of fancy fretwork, most notably on standout tracks like ‘Hard and Fast’ and ‘Standing in the Sun.’” Slash and his band are currently on the road performing sold-out shows across the country and overseas.
MATIvision (Multi Angle Totally Interactive Vision) delivers THE ultimate interactive “I Was There Experience.” MATIvision technology captures live or staged events or performances and brings the experience directly to fans as never before. Filmed with multiple MATIvision cameras, an event or performance can be viewed from almost every angle in full 360-degree glory. The groundbreaking multi-camera MATIvision Player then provides the user with an individually controlled interactive viewing experience. MATIvision multi-camera interactive players allow the user to choose between multiple synchronized camera views/angles, zoom in and out along with other functions. The players are available for the Internet (via YouTube, live streaming or VOD), standalone desktop and/or Apple mobile platforms (iPad, iPhone and selected iPods). Whether live streamed or recorded, MATIvision enabled content is a new way to connect with millions of fans, while still allowing each of them to customize their experience.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 18 STREET FESTIVAL
TO FEATURE PERFORMANCES FROM
MARILYN MANSON, THE OFFSPRING, STEVE AOKI, BAD RELIGION, VERY
SPECIAL GUEST BLACK LABEL SOCIETY,
FAR EAST MOVEMENT, DE LA SOUL, DEAD SARA AND MORE
TICKETS ON SALE TODAY (6/13) THROUGH TICKETWEB
PORTION OF TICKET PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT
IMPACT DRUG & ALCOHOL TREATMENT CENTER
SUNSET STRIP MUSIC FESTIVAL (SSMF) organizers today announced that the fifth annual three-day music festival–taking place on THE SUNSET STRIPThursday, August 16 through Saturday, August 18–will celebrate the music and legacy of THE DOORS.
The festival will kick off with an exclusive VIP event honoring the iconic Sunset Strip band on August 16, which will feature an all-star band celebrating THE DOORS, and will conclude with an all-day street fest on Saturday, August 18. MARILYN MANSON will headline the outdoor street fest, which will also feature performances by THE OFFSPRING, STEVE AOKI, BAD RELIGION, very special guest BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, FAR EAST MOVEMENT, DE LA SOUL, DEAD SARA, DAS RACIST, THE MOWGLI’S and more. Many of the artists will celebrate THE DOORS by performing their take on some of THE DOORS’ legendary songs.The venues within the street festival closure–The Roxy Theatre, Whisky A Go-Go and Key Club–will also host full lineups from more than 50 bands throughout the day.
Look for further lineup announcements to be revealed in the coming weeks. Tickets are on sale today (6/13) via TicketWeb.com/SSMF (various pricing options below). A portion of ticket proceeds will benefit IMPACT DRUG AND ALCOHOL TREATMENT CENTER in Pasadena, CA., which has been treating individuals struggling with the powerful force of addiction since 1969. Impact is a residential treatment community for men and women from all walks of life and has outpatient clinics, transitional housing and in-custody programs throughout L.A. County. Impact offers programs to everyone from the roadie to the rock star, with their simple and effective no-nonsense approach to substance abuse treatment. For more information, go to http://www.impacthouse.com.
As in years past, Sunset Boulevard will be closed to traffic between Doheny Drive and San Vicente Boulevardand transformed into a premier concert destination with two outdoor stages, beer gardens, an artist autograph tent, an outdoor VIP rooftop lounge, silent disco, VIP Lounge at On The Rox, food trucks and interactive experiences.
“We are happy to bring another amazing and diverse lineup to the boulevard as we celebrate the music and legacy of one of The Sunset Strip’s most influential artists, The Doors,” noted SSMF executive director Todd Steadman. “We’re also excited to mark the fifth year of the music festival. SSMF is a homegrown, not-for-profit festival that continues to grow each year. It is shaped by a team of venue owners who partner each year to create a unifying event that celebrates The Sunset Strip and the community of musicians and music fans it has fostered. We look forward to seeing past attendees and welcoming new fans to this year’s event.”
THE DOORS–organist RAY MANZAREK, guitarist ROBBY KRIEGER, drummer JOHN DENSMORE and late singer JIM MORRISON–have earned worldwide notoriety for being one of the most influential rock groups of all time. With an intoxicating, genre-blending sound, provocative and uncompromising songs, and the mesmerizing power of singer Jim Morrison’s poetry and presence, THE DOORS had a transformative impact not only on popular music but on popular culture. The band was formed in Venice, Calif., and remains a vital piece to the legacy and history of The Sunset Strip. It was on The Strip that THE DOORS got their start at the London Fog before moving down the street to perform as the house band at the Whisky A Go-Go. A show at the Whisky in August 1966 helped them land a deal with Elektra Records, which would propel the band into international music icons.
“The Doors are honored to be celebrated by the magical, legendary Strip,” says RAY MANZAREK. “A great leap forward from the Summer Of Love to today. What a great time we’re going to have! The Sunset Strip. Live bands, loud music, Rock and Roll. It’s the ‘60s all over again, and everyone is welcome. Dancing in the streets. Joy, Love, Peace. And we want to get it all together just One – More – TIME! Could this be the beginning of the new Golden Age? Let it be so.” ROBBY KRIEGER says, “It’s a thrill to be honored by The Sunset Strip Music Festival this year. Venice was our home, but The Doors lived and came of age on the Sunset Strip. It’s exciting to see that the legacy we helped create is still alive and thriving today!” JOHN DENSMORE adds, “The Sunset Strip in the ‘60s was the incubation canal for an entire renaissance in music, and its impact is still with us. The Doors are proud to be honored this year at the 5th annual SSMF celebration.”
Tickets for SSMF 2012 are on sale beginning today at TicketWeb and are free of additional ticketing fees. Ticket options include general admission August 18 street festival ticket for $75 and VIP options for $135, which includes access to the rooftop VIP area with views of the West stage, VIP areas in the beer garden and venues, access to VIP lounge On The Rox, a separate entrance and additional perks. A very limited number of three-day VIP passes will also be available for $250. These special passes include access to THE DOORS celebration on Thursday, August 16, VIP access to the August 18 street festival and entrance to all of the Sunset Strip Venues on August 16, 17 and 18–House of Blues, The Roxy Theatre, Viper Room, Whisky A Go-Go and Key Club–pending capacity.
Previous SSMF performers have included Ozzy Osbourne, Motley Crue, The Smashing Pumpkins, Slash featuring Fergie, Public Enemy, Common, Bush, LMFAO, Kid Cudi, Neon Trees, Matt & Kim, Cobra Starship and She Wants Revenge, among others. Highlights from SSMF 2011–which drew a festival record of 15,000 music fans from Southern California and beyond–can be seen here: http://bit.ly/SSMF11vid.
Attendees traveling to SSMF can also enjoy a special offer on Virgin America flights to Los Angeles between August 13 and 21, when they book online at: http://www.virginamerica.com/vx/booking/ssmf.html?cid=PRO_338.
SSMF2012’s proud supporting sponsors include Virgin America, Jack Daniel’s, Gibson Guitar, Bud Light, Monster Energy Drink, Los Angeles Hornburg Range Rover and Land Rover on The Sunset Strip, Glaceau Vitaminwater, Mondrian, 98.7fm, TicketWeb, City of West Hollywood, West Hollywood Marketing & Visitors Bureau and Clear Channel Outdoor. Street fest/event production provided by Swing House Hollywood. Festival creative provided by Signature Creative.
Band Set for First-Ever U.S. Tour on this Summer’s
Internationally-renowned hard rock and metal act FOZZY are proud to announce the August 14 release of SIN AND BONES, their highly-anticipated new studio album and debut release with Century Media Records. After years of non-stop touring in Europe, the band will embark on the first U.S. tour of their 12-year career, joining fellow heavyweights Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind and Papa Roach on this summer’s Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival.
The brainchild of WWE superstar Chris Jericho and Stuck Mojo mastermind Rich Ward, FOZZY have delivered their hardest-hitting album to date with SIN AND BONES. Frontman Chris Jericho comments, “It’s the typical cliché, but SIN AND BONES really is the best thing we’ve ever done. We’ve taken the heavy yet ultra-melodic style that has become Fozzy’s trademark to the next level and I guarantee these songs will blow all of you away!”
FOZZY just returned from the United Kingdom, where they appeared alongside Metallica and Black Sabbath at the Download Festival, performed at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards – which Chris Jericho hosted – and played sold-out shows with Ugly Kid Joe and Soil.
The Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival released the following video including FOZZY and a number of the tour’s other acts talking about the upcoming summer run: www.RockstarUPROAR.com/uproartv
For the latest FOZZY news, be sure to join the band on Facebook, where they post daily updates and frequent exclusive video content: www.facebook.com/fozzyrock. For information on FOZZY VIP packages for all of their upcoming shows, visit www.FozzyRock.com , and for a full list of Uproar dates as well as more information on the festival, meet and greets, etc., visit www.RockstarUPROAR.com.
Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival and FOZZY headlining dates are as follows:
“Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival” Tour Dates:
Friday, 8/17 – Kansas City, MO @ Capitol Federal Park at Sandstone
Saturday, 8/18 – Little Rock, AR @ Arkansas State Fairgrounds (KDJE Radio Show)
Wednesday, 8/22 – Chicago, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Friday, 8/24 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
Saturday, 8/25 – Syracuse, NY @ TBA
Sunday, 8/26 – Mansfield, MA @ Comcast Center
Tuesday, 8/28 – Scranton, PA @ Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
Thursday, 8/30 – New York City, NY @ Gramercy Theater (FOZZY HEADLINING SHOW)
Friday, 8/31 – Pittsburgh, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion
Saturday, 9/1 – Saratoga, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Sunday, 9/2 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
Wednesday, 9/5 – Simpsonville, SC @ Charter Amphitheatre at Heritage Park
Friday, 9/7 – Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
Saturday, 9/8 – Noblesville, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
Sunday, 9/9 – Cleveland, OH @ Blossom Music Center
Tuesday, 9/11 – Raleigh, NC @ Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek
Wednesday, 9/12 – Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
Thursday, 9/13 – Tampa, FL @ 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre
Saturday, 9/15 – Houston, TX @ Woodlands Pavilion
Sunday, 9/16 – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
Wednesday, 9/19 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
Friday, 9/21 – Spokane, WA @ Greyhound Park and Events Center
Saturday, 9/22 – Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
Sunday, 9/23 – Portland, OR @ Sleep Country Amphitheater
Tuesday, 9/25 – Boise, ID @ Idaho Center Amphitheater
Thursday, 9/27 – West Hollywood, CA @ Roxy Theatre (FOZZY HEADLINING SHOW)
Saturday, 9/29 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion
Sunday, 9/30 – Albuquerque, NM @ Hard Rock Casino Presents: The Pavilion
For more information on FOZZY, please visit:
Danish Power Metal band Seven Thorns will embark on a European tour “THE DAYS BEFORE TOMORROW TOUR 2012” from Aug. 31st to Sep. 15th with Lillian Axe, Human Zoo and Mortician.
THE DAYS BEFORE TOMORROW TOUR 2012
SEVEN THORNS Support of Lillian Axe
with Human Zoo and Mortician
31.08.12 Fri NL Kerkrade @Rock Temple
01.09.12 Sat DE Essen @Turock Open Air (festival)
02.09.12 Sun BE Vosselar @Biebob (festival)
07.09.12 Fri DE Andernach @Swordbrothers warm-up Fest. (festival)
08.09.12 Sat DE Lichtenfels @Paunchy Cats
09.09.12 Sun CZ Prague @Exit Club
12.09.12 Wed HU Budapest @Club202 (festival)
13.09.12 Thu AT Innsbruck @Harlys
14.09.12 Fri DE Ingolstadt @Paradox
15.09.12 Sat CH Uster @Rock City
So far the following dates have been released:
16.06.12 Sat DK Copenhagen @Rock i Rendestenen Festival (headliner)
13.07.12 Fri DE Flensburg @Roxy w/ Anwynn (Bel) and Zenith Reunion (Fin)
14.07.12 Sat DE Neustadt @Winestock Festival (headliner)
More dates to follow soon.
Seven Thorns is power metal in purest style, catchy melodies, fast guitars and blasting drums are the key components.
One thing is for sure – it’s written in the cards that metal is their destiny!
Critically acclaimed album heavy-rock masterminds Mastodon won a pair of prestigious awards in London this past week for its current album, The Hunter. First up was the Kerrang! Award (Kerrang! Magazine UK) for “Best Album.” Mastodon also took home the prize for “Best Album” at this year’s Metal Hammer Golden God Awards (Metal Hammer Magazine UK). Both awards were handed out at star-studded ceremonies in London on June 7th & 11threspectively.
Mastodon are touring in support of The Hunter, which found its way onto several Year End/Best Of critics’ lists, including those compiled by Rolling Stone, Spin, Revolver, Decibel and many more. A new video for “All The Heavy Lifting,” from The Hunter shot live at London’s Brixton Academy, can be seen here.
Mastodon’s upcoming European tour dates are as follows:
6/13 Bergen, Norway Bergen Calling
6/15 Copenhagen, Denmark Copenhell Festival
6/16 Gothenburg, Sweden Metaltown
6/17 Seinäjoki, Finland Provinssirock
6/19 Tallinn, Estonia Rock Café
6/20 Riga, Latvia Palladium
6/23 Roeser, Luxembourg Rock A Field Festival
6/24 Eindhoven, Holland Effenaar
6/25 Amsterdam, Holland Melkweg Max
6/27 Rome, Italy Atlantico
6/29 Werchter, Belgium Rock
6/30 Belfort, France Eurokennes
8/25 Reading, England Reading Festival
8/26 Leeds, England Leeds Festival
It is a good thing that I don’t review CD’s after one listen. After I listened to L.A. Guns new CD, Hollywood Forever the first time, I didn’t like it very much. Maybe I expected this album to be another Cocked & Loaded, or maybe I was just too tired when I listened to it. Needless to say, my opinion has done a complete 180 since then, I can’t get this CD out of player. Hollywood Forever may not be Cocked & Loaded, but it is clearly their best album L.A. Guns have released since Hollywood Vampires.
L.A. Guns has managed to recapture their former sound and this is due mainly to the killer guitar work of Stacey Blades. . Hollywood Forever oozes that awesome 80’s sleazy sound, and that is due mainly to Stacey’s playing on this album.
L.A. Guns most powerful instrument has always been the voice of Phil Lewis. Phil proves that he still has one of the best voices in the business on Hollywood Forever.
The album starts off with the ripping title track “Hollywood Forever”. This is the way to start out a rock album. This heavy rocker could go down as one of L.A. Guns best yet.
The best songs on the album are ‘Hollywood Forever”, “You Better Not Love Me”, “Sweet Mystery” and “I Won’t Play”, but there are several more that will grow on you with every listen. “Eel Pie” is one of those tracks that I keep finding myself replaying. “Vine Street Shimmy” is another song that I keep gravitating too. I hope this one finds its way into L.A. Guns live set some time soon. This is a fun and upbeat rocker that L.A. Guns fans are going to love.
I thought the inclusion of the cover song Arana Negra was pretty clever, even though it is in Spanish. I understand the lyrics “Hola coma estas”, but my Spanish is pretty weak after that. It is a catchy song, even if I don’t know all of the words that Phil Lewis is singing.
Overall, this is a very strong effort from L.A. Guns, and one that every fan should pick up. I love this album, and I think you will too!
You can purchase Hollywood Forever from Amazon.com at this link. Don’t miss this!
Rating: Out of 10
01. Hollywood Forever
02. You Better Not Love Me
03. Eel Pie
04. Sweet Mystery
06. Vine St. Shimmy
07. Dirty Black Night
08. Underneath The Sun
10. Crazy Tango
11. Venus Bomb
12. I Won’t Play
13. Requiem (Hollywood Forever)
14. Arana Negra (Black Spider)
L.A. Guns are:
Phil Lewis – vocals
Stacey Blades – guitar
Scotty Griffin – bass
Steve Riley – drums
Kelly Nickels – bass and backing vocals
Five Finger Death Punch has released a powerful new video with “Coming Down”. Five Finger Death Punch is working with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline to build awareness that there is support out there for those in need. “Coming Down” is on Five Finger Death Punch’s latest album, American Capitalist. Check out the clip below!
On July 3, Cleopatra Records will release the fifth studio record from Pittsburgh, PA-based melodic metallers Icarus Witch. RISE is an epic twelve-track display of songwriting and musicianship from one of the most-watched heavy music bands of the decade.
From the driving, anthemic “(We Are) The New Revolution” to its equally commanding following track “Rise,” Icarus Witch demonstrates impeccable harmonies, head-spinning dual guitar work, and hammering rhythm. Lyrically, the band is digging deep into themes of control (loss of, and taking it back), empowerment (within and without), and faith (and keeping it).
Says Jason Myers, “On RISE, all restrictions of what we could or could not do were removed. The result is a completely fresh approach, new territory being explored, more diversity, better energy, by far the biggest progression in songwriting in the band’s history. This album took courage to create. We certainly didn’t take the safe or expected route and know that we’re rolling the dice with some bold moves.” Continues Tom Wierzbicky, “This was a very unique album that we put together. There were times where you would be pulling from the other side of the spectrum, sometimes taking yourself out of your comfort zone.”
By supporting artists as diverse as Black Sabbath, Paul DiAnno (as backing band as well), Cinderella, Twisted Sister, Otep, Doro, Fuel, and Coheed & Cambria, Icarus Witch has earned a large international fan base that consists of hardcore headbangers, hip art rockers, and indie kids. In August, the band launches a tour with Earache Records’ White Wizzard and Pure Steel artist Widow.
9 – The Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
10 – TBA – Minneapolis, MN
11 – MoJoe’s – Joliet, IL
12 – TBA – Detroit, MI
14 – TBA – Ottawa, ON
15 – Katacombes – Montreal, QC
16 – Wreck Room – Toronto, ON
17 – Broadway Joe’s – Buffalo, NY
18 – The Studio @ Webster Hall – New York, NY
23 – Kingdom – Richmond, VA
24 – Berkeley Cafe – Raleigh, NC
25 – The 120 Tavern – Atlanta, GA
Since their debut in 2003, Icarus Witch has inspired the enthusiastic endorsements like “one of the best bands to carry the standard triumphantly into the future!” from Metal Hammer. Heavy-hitters from the melodic rock and metal worlds have guested on past Icarus Witch albums, including Joe Lynn Turner (Deep Purple/Rainbow), George Lynch (Dokken/Lynch Mob) and Michael Romeo (Symphony X). On RISE, the band stands on its own debuting a new vocalist, drummer, and second guitar player, which heralds a new era with a big, boldly fresh sound that Don Jamieson (That Metal Show) has called “KILLER! A great sign of things to come.”
Icarus Witch is Christopher Shaner (vocals), Quinn Lukas (guitar), Dave Watson (guitars/keys), Jason Myers (bass), and Tom Wierzbicky (drums).
RISE Track Listing:
1. The End
2. (We Are) The New Revolution
4. Asylum Harbour
5. Coming Of The Storm
7. Say When
8. Break The Cycle
9. Nothing Is Forever
11. In The Dark
12. Last Call For Living
“Rise” streaming track
RISE album trailer
RISE was produced by Dave Watson (Mantic Ritual, Argus) and mastered by Mark Richardson (Baroness, The Black Keys).
For the first time ever, Tesla is going to give their fans the opportunity to take home the show they just heard, in the form of limited-edition, individually numbered CD sets available immediately after each show! The band has partnered with DiscLive Network, the global leader in producing instant content, and as of today, fans may pre-order the CDs online at www.disclivenetwork.com, where they may opt to either pick up the CD at the show they are attending, or to have it conveniently shipped home to them. The CD sets are available to ALL Tesla fans, whether you are attending the shows or not! This is the ultimate collectible – a high quality audio recording of the show you just heard packaged in a heavyweight DigiPak – and a second disc containing extra Tesla bonus material! These are *strictly* limited edition in nature – only 500 per show will EVER be produced – so make sure and pre-order your copy now so you don’t miss this amazing chance! Just go to www.disclivenetwork.com, and reserve your copy now!
Baltimore rock act CHARM CITY DEVILS has signed a worldwide deal with eOne Music. The band will release their brand new record, “Sins” on July 31, 2012. “We are so excited to be part of the eOne family! We can’t thank Dave Cash at Fat Lady Music for getting the ball rolling and bringing it to Scott Givens at eOne,” says front man John Allen. “When you find people with a passion for music and are willing to give a commitment to rock music, you know you’re in the right place. The eOne staff has a fantastic reputation of developing new rock bands. Words can’t express how happy we are to find a home with such a great label!”
3. Man Of Constant Sorrow
4. Still Alive
5. Walk Away
6. Devil Is A Woman
7. Start It Up
8. Love N War
11. All You’ll Ever Need
After returning to Sound Kitchen Studios with Grammy-winning producer Skidd Mills (Saving Abel, Egypt Central) CHARM CITY DEVILS emerge with their newest album, “Sins”. The band’s second full length effort finds them adding harder, edgier tones to their blues-based roots.
The result of the band’s life experiences over the past few years, “Sins” features an aggression and energy that hits you right between the eyes. From the first note of “Spite” to the last cymbal crash of “Unstoppable,” (the newest WWE “NO WAY OUT” offcial theme song) and most notably in the hit single “Man Of Constant Sorrow” which has climbed all the way to #22 on the Active Rock Charts.
Frontman John Allen concludes, “When we came off of the road at the end of Cruefest 2, we all felt so pumped and excited to keep moving and growing. We were so blown away at the reaction that we didn’t want to lose that creative energy. We started laying down tracks and ideas for this record almost immediately.”
Mike Portnoy issues video message to fans about Adrenaline Mob’s upcoming UK & European tour
Legendary ex-Dream Theater sticksman Mike Portnoy has taken time out of his schedule to film a short video message from his studio for his UK and European fans, which reveals what they can expect from his upcoming debut live tour with heavy metal super group ADRENALINE MOB (Mike Portnoy, Russell Allen, Mike Orlando and John Moyer).
Watch Mike’s video message here:
Portnoy has also commented: “After having now given the US a taste of The Mob live, I cannot wait to bring the incredible raw energy of this band to Europe and the UK! It’s going to be a blast to play a bunch of the great festivals that have always been summer highlights for me as well as making the rounds in select cities with our own club shows.”
2012 is shaping up to be some year for ADRENALINE MOB who released their new vicious slap “Omertá”, via Century Media Records this spring, reaching #5 on the US Billboard Rock Album Chart and also landing #62 on the Billboard Top 200.
Catch the band on the UK & European leg of their tour at the following cities:
8 – Sweden Rock – Sweden Rock, Sweden
10 – Nosturi – Helsinki, Finland
13 – Studio Club – Krakow, Poland
14 – MMC Club – Bratislava, Slovakia
15 – Pesca Music Club – Budapest, Hungary
16 – Szene – Vienna, Austria
17 – Conrad Sohm – Dornbirn, Austria
18 – Z7 – Pratteln, Switzerland
20 – Orion – Rome, Italy
21 – Gods of Metal – Milan, Italy
23 – Graspop – Dessel, Belgium
24 – Maroquinerie- Paris, France
25 – Colos-Saal – Aschaffenburg, Germany
26 – Knust – Hamburg, Germany
29 – King Tuts – Glasgow, UK
30 – Moho Live – Manchester, UK
1 – Academy2 – Birmingham, UK
2 – The Junction – Cambridge, UK
3 – Kings College London Student Union – London, UK
5 – Rockfabrik – Ludwigsburg, Germany
6 – Theaterfabrik – Munich, Germany
7 – Matrix – Bochum, Germany
8 – Bospop Music Festival – Weert, Netherlands
Watch the video to ‘Indifferent’ – the first single from the album Omertá here:
Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the release HESS new solo album entitled “Living in Yesterday” on August 24th in Europe and August 28th in the US.
Best known for spending 17 years as frontman of Harem Scarem, one of the most well known and respected Melodic Hard Rock bands to come out from Canada, Harry Hess has been redesigning his career as music producer and songwriter.
After the band’s decision to stop recording more albums, the next natural step for Harry was to start working on a solo album which he has been expertly crafting little by little in his Toronto studio. Still the songs included in “Living in Yesterday” are the result of Hess’ travels around the globe over the last few years with stops in Stockholm, Amsterdam, Brussels, Nashville and Germany.
With this CD Harry intends to go back to certain sounds and atmospheres leaning more towards melodic rock music. “This record is more a continuation of where I left off with Harem Scarem” says Harry. “I am a rock singer and it’s really hard for me to open up my mouth and sound right doing any other style of music so I really embrace that now and build the production around my vocal style”.
The musicians featured on the album include his former bandmates Pete Lesperance, Creighton Doane and Darren Smith (his former bandmates in Harem Scarem), Tommy Denander, Marcie Free (Unruly Child), Howie Simon (Jeff Scott Soto) and Magnus Karlsson (Primal Fear) among others. “This whole record was built on the co-writes and on the collaborations I have been doing all around the world the past 3 years” continues Harry. “There were some great writers involved and it was fun to try new things but still make it work with what I do”.
“Living In Yesterday” includes the following songs: Living In Yesterday; Reach For You; It’s Over; Don’t Leave Me; What If; Nothing Lasts Forever; Falling Down; I Live For You; I Don’t Wanna Want You; Where To Run.
The new album is a superb slice of Melodic Rock which features a monster vocal performance from Harry, fabulous songwriting and a crisp production. “I’ve never a big fan of my own work but there are few songs on this record that I feel are some of my best to date”, concludes Harry.
It is possible to stream in full the first song from the album “Living In Yesterday” on the Frontiers Records webradio www.frontiers.it/webradio and on Harry Hess page on Facebook www.facebook.com/harry.hess3
Harry Hess: Lead Vocals, keyboards, Backing Vocals, additional Guitars
Peter Lesperance: Guitars & Bass
Creighton Doane: Drums
Howie Simon: Guitars solos on “ What If “ & “ It’s Over “
Magnus Karlsson: Guitar solo on “ Living In Yesterday “
Chris Green: Guitar solo on “ Where To Run “
Tommy Denander: Guitar & Keyboards on “ I Don’t Wanna Want You “
Strings on “ What If “ & “ It’s Over “ arranged by Pete Whitfield, performed by Pete Whitfield, Sarah Brandwood-Spencer, Paulette Bayley (violins) Simon Turner, Nick Trygstad (cellos).
Marcie Free: Backing vocals on songs 1,2 & 3.
Darren Smith: Backing vocals on songs 4 – 10.
There aren’t a ton of new releases this week, but what their lacks in quantity, there is plenty of quality. Check out the list below!
Judas Priest – The Complete Albums Collection Boxset
Empires of Eden – Channelling the Infinite
Rush – Clockwork Angels
Skinny Puppy – Bootlegged Broke & in Solvent Seas
Moly Hatchet – Regrinding the Axes
Drivin N Cryin – Songs From The Laundromat
Gotthard – Firebirth (Import)
Jaded Heart – Common Destiny (Import)
Today reformed US Metal icons MALICE are pleased to premiere another track from their forthcoming album New Breed of Godz. This song is a re-recorded version of the classic track “Hell Rider”. The song is streaming exclusively on Decibel Magazine’s “Deciblog”. Get a first listen HERE and be sure to order New Breed of Godz on AMAZON.
Original members Jay Reynolds (guitars), Mick Zane (guitars) and Mark Behn (bass) entered the Silver Cloud Studios in Los Angeles together with new singer James Rivera (Helstar) and new drummer Pete Holmes (Black N´Blue) to re-record 8 of their classics and 4 new songs.
Check out the title track “New Breed of Gods” HERE, courtesy of Noisecreep.
MALICE was formed in 1981 and released two albums: In The Beginning (1985) and License To Kill (1986) and one EP Crazy In The Night (1989). They also were part – and the only band with two songs – of the first legendary “Metal Massacre”-Sampler in 1982. Malice toured in the US, Canada and Europe with bands like Alice Cooper, WASP and Slayer. Most memorable gig was in 1982 when Malice played in Los Angeles at the Troubador Club – support act was an unknown band called…….Metallica.
MALICE has confirmed the initial dates of their upcoming summer tour. More details and details are expected to be announced shortly.
7/11: West Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky
1. New Breed Of Godz (new song)
2. Hell Rider
3. Against The Empire
4. Branded (new song)
5. Sinister Double
6. Circle Of Fire
7. Stellar Masters
8. Winds Of Death (Angel Of Light) (new song)
9. Air Attack
10. Chain Gang Woman
11. Slipping Through The Cracks (new song)
12. Godz Of Thunder
New Breed Of Godz is scheduled for a June 19th release in the US/Canada. The album comes in a high class digipak with a bonus DVD:
– Rare live footage from 1987
– 3 live tracks from Keep It True Festival, Germany 2011
– Making of “New Breed Of Godz” album
Jay Reynolds – guitars
Mick Zane – guitars
Mark Behn – bass (played on the re-recorded songs)
Robert Cardenas – bass (played on the new songs)
James Rivera – vocals
Pete Holmes – drums
When I see Great White perform, I think about the joy of music. You see, the band enjoys playing live, and it shows in their performance. Mark Kendall and Michael Lardie are all smiles, and Terry Ilous owns the stage. Terry Ilous gives 110% every time he sings, and whether the fans like it or not, he has great chemistry with the band. This was the second time I saw Mr. Ilous front Great White, and both times the band has put on a great performance.
Because of the botched start times at M3, Great White only got to play five songs. Their set consisted of “Big Goodbye”, “Lady Red Light”, “Save Your Love”, “Rock Me”
and “One Bitten Twice Shy”. I wish they could have played longer, but I enjoyed their short set.
Beggars and Thieves have released a new video “Innocence” in support of their latest album, We Are The Brokenhearted. Check it out!
INITIAL TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED FOR THIRD ANNUAL
ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK UPROAR FESTIVAL
FEATURING MAIN STAGE ARTISTS
STAIND, PAPA ROACH, AND ADELITAS WAY
WITH P.O.D., DEUCE, FOZZY, REDLIGHT KING, MINDSET EVOLUTION, IN THIS MOMENT, THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH, AND CANDLELIGHT RED
PERFORMING ON THE TWO FESTIVAL STAGES
The third annual Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival will kick off August 17 in Kansas City, MO, criss-crossing the U.S. before wrapping September 30 in Albuquerque, NM. Please see below for the current tour dates, cities and venues.
Tickets for most shows go on sale Friday, June 15 and are affordably priced between $15 and $75 (plus fees). Go to www.RockstarUPROAR.com for full details and to purchase tickets. In addition, exclusive Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival meet & greet and VIP packages will be available.
Also, visit www.RockstarUPROAR.com/UPROARTV to see a new video clip of some of this year’s Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival bands announcing this year’s tour dates and talking about what to expect at the shows.
The Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival main stage will feature performances from multiplatinum rock bands Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind and Papa Roach, along with breaking band Adelitas Way. In addition, the Ernie Ball Stage and Jägermeister Stage in the festival area will include performances from multiplatinum headliner P.O.D., as well as up-and-coming artists Deuce, Fozzy, Redlight King, Mindset Evolution (winner of the 2011 UPROAR Battle Of The Bands), In This Moment, Thousand Foot Krutch, Candlelight Red and a local Battle Of The Bands winner.
Look for details about the 2012 Ernie Ball Battle Of The Bands powered by Imagen Records to be announced next week and go to www.RockstarUPROAR.com/battleofthebands for more info.
The current Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival tour dates are as follows:
Date Market Venue
Friday, 8/17 Kansas City, MO Capitol Federal Park at Sandstone *
Saturday, 8/18 Little Rock, AR Arkansas State Fairgrounds (KDJE Radio Show) *
Sunday, 8/19 St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre **
Tuesday, 8/21 Grand Rapids, MI Rock The Rapids (downtown)
main stage bands only
Wednesday, 8/22 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre *
Friday, 8/24 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center *
Saturday, 8/25 Syracuse, NY TBA
Sunday, 8/26 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center *
Tuesday, 8/28 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain *
Wednesday, 8/29 Buffalo, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center **
Friday, 8/31 Pittsburgh, PA First Niagara Pavilion *
Saturday, 9/1 Saratoga, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center *
Sunday, 9/2 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live *
Wednesday, 9/5 Simpsonville, SC Charter Amphitheatre at Heritage Park *
Friday, 9/7 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre ***
Saturday, 9/8 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center ****
Sunday, 9/9 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center ***
Tuesday, 9/11 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek ***
Wednesday, 9/12 Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood ***
Thursday, 9/13 Tampa, FL 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre ***
Saturday, 9/15 Houston, TX Woodlands Pavilion ****
Sunday, 9/16 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion ***
Tuesday, 9/18 Denver, CO Comfort Dental Amphitheater *****
Wednesday, 9/19 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre ***
Friday, 9/21 Spokane, WA Greyhound Park and Events Center ***
Saturday, 9/22 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre ***
Sunday, 9/23 Portland, OR Sleep Country Amphitheater ***
Tuesday, 9/25 Boise, ID Idaho Center Amphitheater ***
Saturday, 9/29 Phoenix, AZ Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion ****
Sunday, 9/30 Albuquerque, NM Hard Rock Casino Presents: The Pavilion ****
*Thousand Foot Krutch will not be performing at this show
**Fozzy and Thousand Foot Krutch will not be performing at this show
***In This Moment will not be performing at this show
****In This Moment and Thousand Foot Krutch will not be performing at this show
*****Fozzy, Redlight King and In This Moment will not be performing at this show
The Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival will entertain fans for a full afternoon and evening, with performances from the hottest rock bands, along with a concourse midway featuring band autograph signings, vendors and other activities.
The Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival is proud to continue its alliance with Child Find of America, a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to the prevention and resolution of child abduction. In addition, the Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival has joined forces with MusiCares®, a nonprofit health and human service organization established in 1989 by The Recording Academy® that helps members of the music industry in times of financial, medical and personal hardship. Various fundraising and awareness campaigns will be implemented to support these two charities. More information can be found at http://www.RockstarUPROAR.com/causes.
The Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival is made possible through the support of sponsors including Rockstar Energy Drink, Ernie Ball, Jägermeister, Air Force Reserve, Air National Guard, Army, Imagen Records,
Truth, Lunarpages, Matador Beef Jerky, Schecter Guitars, South Surf, Slurpee, and Zippo Lighters.