The new KISS song and up and coming single “Hell or Hallelujah” has been leaked on Youtube, and it is pretty damn good! Check it out below! Thanks Jason!!
Y&T’s new Live at the Mystic CD is now available. This very special direct-to-the-fans 2-disc set was recorded at one of the most popular venues that Y&T play every year–The Mystic Theatre–and it marks the very first release with Brad. This 2-CD set includes 22 songs recorded over 2 nights in November of 2011, including many songs never before released on any other live Y&T CD. The amazing heat to the tracks showcases the power of the band as it currently sounds. This screams out to be a classic Y&T CD to have in your collection. Available direct-to-the-fans, exclusively on the Y&T web site (available on iTunes, etc, soon).
There are quite a few cool releases that will be hitting stores tomorrow. Check below for the full list:
Icarus Witch = Rise
Million $ Reload – Sinner’s Saint
Ginger Wildheart – 1 (Import)
Bonded by Blood – Aftermath
Lita Ford – Living Like A Runaway (Vinyl)
Rhapsody – Ascending to Infinity
Delain – We Are The Others
Periphery – Periphery II: This Time It’s Personal
Herman Frank – Right In The Guts (Import)
Metalhead – S/T (Import)
Asia – XXX
Danko Jones – Bring on The Mountain (DVD)
Petra – More Power To Ya: 30th Anniversary Edition
Kreator – Phantom Antichrist (Vinyl)
Mondo Generator – Hell Comes To Your Heart
All Over You – Barbe-Q Barbies (Import)
Check out the brand new video “Never Enough” from Texas rockers Black Tora! “Never Enough” will be on Black Tora’s soon to be released EP.
The Midwest Rock N Roll Express tour featuring Ted Nugent, REO Speedwagon and Styx came to Cincinnati, Ohio on Tuesday June 26th.
I was surprised to find that Ted Nugent was leading off the show, but I was ok with that as I was pretty excited to see Uncle Ted & company play again. Ted Nugent’s band is rounded out by Derek St. Holmes on rhythm guitar and vocals, “Wild” Mick Brown on drums and Greg Smith on bass. St. Holmes rejoined Ted Nugent’s band in 2011, and is the voice of several of Ted Nugent’s hits including “Free For All”, “Cat Scratch Fever”, “Stranglehold”, “Hey Baby” and “Just What The Doctor Ordered”. The band played all of these songs and more and have never sounded better. St. Holmes still has an awesome voice, and Ted Nugent is a lot of fun to watch play. He makes a lot of crazy faces while playing the guitar, and isn’t afraid to say anything in his live set. “Wild” Mick Brown looks like his is having the time of his life playing drums for Ted Nugent. It was good to see him behind the drum kit.
REO Speedwagon is the second band to take the stage, and quite frankly, I didn’t know what to expect. This is the first time that I saw REO Speedwagon live, and I have to say, I was pretty impressed. I had forgotten how many great songs REO Speedwagon has. Lead singer Kevin Cronin sounds exactly the same as he did back in the 80’s. His voice is spot on perfect. The main highlight of the evening was REO’s performance of their song “Back on the Road Again”. This song is great hard rocker through and through, and while I have never considered REO Speedwagon a hard rock band, this song made me rethink this. After the show, I immediately went online and purchased the band’s albums, Nine Lives and Hi Infidelity. I am hoping that REO Speedwagon comes back to town again sometime in the near future. I can’t wait to hear these songs live again.
Styx is he headliner and the Midwest Rock N Roll Express tour and rightfully so! If you are one of those fans that won’t see the band due to Dennis DeYoung not being in the band, you are truly missing out. Styx was on fire on Tuesday night, and played a ton of their hits including “Blue Collar Man”, “Grand Illusion”, “Man in The Wilderness”, “Fooling Yourself”, “Too Much Time On My Hands”, “Lady”, “Lorelei “Miss America”, “Come Sail Away”, “Rockin’ The Paradise and “Renegade”. Styx’s current lineup is James “J.Y.” Young on vocals and guitar, Tommy Shaw on vocals and guiar, Todd Sucherman on drums, Lawrence Gowan on keyboards and vocals, and Ricky Phillips on bass. Tommy Shaw has been a favorite musician of mine for a long time now. His voice is still amazing after all of these years. This is the second time I have seen Styx with this lineup, and they have put on a tremendous show both times, but I think this one was my favorite of the two I have seen. The band had Chuck Panazzo come out to play a few songs towards the middle of the set. It was good see Chuck back on bass again too!
Although, Styx, Ted Nugent and REO Speedwagon will continue tour for the rest of the year. The Midwest Rock N Roll Express only has 5 dates left. Be sure to
check it out if it hits your town. It was great night of rock and roll in Cincinnati, and I am very glad that I went!
The remaining dates of the Midwest Rock N Roll Express Tour are listed below.
Tue 7/3 Verona, NY Turning Stone Resort Casino
Thu 7/5 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
Fri 7/6 Big Flats, NY Summer Stage
Sat 7/7 Gilford, NY Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion
Sat 7/8 Bangor, ME Bangor Waterfront Pavilion
Ted Nugent, REO Speedwagon, Styx Photo Gallery
Multinational melodic metallers EDEN’S CURSE have posted a 9-minute fan video featuring performance footage from the band’s June 30 appearance at the DOKK’EM Open Air Festival 2012 at Dokkum, Netherlands. Check it out below:
The line-up features: Marco Sandron – Vocals, Thorsten Koehne – Guitars, Paul Logue – Bass, Pete Newdeck – Drums and Alessandro Del Vecchio
EDEN’S CURSE earlier in the year announced the addition of Italian singer Marco Sandron to the group’s ranks. Hailing from Portgruaro, 50 miles from Venice, in the northeast of Italy, Marco previously sang for Italian progressive metal act PATHOSRAY, who released their self-titled debut on Sensory Records in 2007 and their sophomore CD, “Sunless Skies“, on Frontiers Records in 2009. That same year he also contributed lead vocals to French symphonic metal outfit FAIRYLAND’s “Score To A New Beginning” album, which was released on Napalm Records.
“Time To Breathe“, the latest single and promotional video from EDEN’S CURSE, can be seen below. The clip was shot on location at Sky Park in Glasgow with director Simon J. Gillespie of Music Video Scotland.
“Time To Breathe” video: http://youtu.be/xb-g_7kxrvw
Written by Paul Logue and Pete Newdeck, “Time To Breathe’s” lyrics are very topical, as Newdeck explains. “The lyrics stem from the current financial crisis grippling society today and the ignorance people have to what we are doing to ourselves and this awesome world we live in,” he says. “We need to buy ourselves time or it will be too late to put it all right.”
Director Simon Jake Gillespie of Music Video Scotland explains the concept behind the video: “As well as capturing the band performance, we wanted to portray the lyrical concept in a visual manner by showing four different people from four different walks of life uniting together to help each other escape from a situation. This symbolizes what we perceive needs to happen in society today to work our way out of the mess we have found ourselves in globally.”
A snippet of the demo version of “Losing My Faith“, a brand new song from EDEN’S CURSE, can be streamed using the SoundCloud player below. The track will appear on the band’s forthcoming fourth studio album, which will be recorded later in the year.