Hard-hitting rockers Candlelight Red have just released the first single and title track, “Demons,” from their upcoming new EP. The song is available now on iTunes and Amazon, and streaming in full on SoundCloud. Demons will feature 4 tracks produced by Sevendust drummer Morgan Rose, who says that it “came out unreal.” Demons is due out August 14th and is available now for pre-order through the band’s label, Imagen Records.
Candlelight will be hitting the road on the Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival, kicking off August 18th in Bonner Springs, KS and featuring Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind, Papa Roach, and more. For a complete list of dates and ticket information, head to the Fest’s official site at rockstaruproar.com.
Check out the brand new video “Damage Control” from Jeff Scott Soto. This song is the title track from Jeff Scott Soto’s latest album which is available now!
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MULTIPLATINUM ROCK BAND KORN
JOINS LINEUP FOR
OTHER BAND ADDITIONS INCLUDE Pop Evil, Helmet, The Halo Method,
Dead Sara, WRITE THIS DOWN, AND ANDY WOOD & THE AMALGAM
ANNUAL ULTIMATE ROCK MUSICCRUISE VACATION
SAILS NOVEMBER 27-DECEMBER 1
Multiplatinum rock band Korn has joined the lineup as co-headliner–with Godsmack–for the fourth annual ShipRocked, the ultimate rock music cruise vacation which sails November 27 – December 1. Other lineup additions for ShipRocked 2012–Fueled by Monster Energy–include Pop Evil, Helmet, The Halo Method (featuring Ben Moody, ex-Evanescence/We Are The Fallen; Dave Buckner, ex-Papa Roach; and Lukas Rossi, winner of Rockstar Supernova), Dead Sara, Write This Down and Andy Wood & The Amalgam.
“I did a cruise last year DJing as J Devil, and it was a fucking blast–such a great time,” says Jonathan Davis of Korn. “We’re really looking forward to doing it this year as Korn with Monster Energy and all these great musicians. This is going to be an unbelievable event.”
The current ShipRocked 2012 lineup is as follows: co-headliners Godsmack and Korn, along with Five Finger Death Punch, P.O.D., Sevendust, Filter, Fuel, Black Stone Cherry, Pop Evil, Lit, Helmet, In This Moment, Geoff Tate, The Halo Method, Gilby Clarke, Dead Sara, Write This Down, and Andy Wood & The Amalgam.
ShipRocked embarks from and returns to Fort Lauderdale, FL, providing guests with four days and nights of music and parties, along with a little relaxation, onboard the MSC Poesia. Ports of call are Key West, FL and Nassau, Bahamas (subject to change).
For full details and to purchase tickets, go to www.GetShipRocked.com.
ShipRocked 2011 Flashback Video: http://vimeo.com/34154420
ShipRocked 2011 “Guestimonials” Video: http://vimeo.com/38371576
Alice Cooper and Iron Maiden came to the Klipsch Music Center in Nobelsville, Indiana on Thursday, July 19th. I thought I was going to miss Alice Cooper, as the show was to start at 7:30. The road going into the concert was backed up for two miles. I didn’t hit the parking lot until after 8 P.M. but a Severe Thunderstorm rolled through which prevented this concert from starting on time. I was extremely grateful for mother nature to play her part, as five minutes after I sat down, Alice Cooper took the stage.
This is third time I have seen Alice Cooper in three years, and his show hasn’t changed too much from the previous two times I have seen him, but it didn’t matter as the show Alice and his band put on was outstanding. Alice Cooper’s band consisted of Chuck Garric on bass, Orianthi,, Tommy Henriksen and Ryan Roxie on Guitar and Glen Sobel on drums. The band was excellent, and all of Alice’s normal theatrics (the guillotine, Frankenalice, etc.) were present in this show. I loved every minute of it. I was surprised that two of the songs in Alice’s set came from his 2000 album Brutal Planet, and none from Welcome 2 My Nightmare. I thought his set was way too short, but I would probably think this, if he played for two hours. Alice Cooper’s set list was: The Black Widow, Brutal Planet, I’m Eighteen, No More Mr. Nice Guy, Billion Dollar Babies, Feed My Frankenstein, Poison, Wicked Young Man, Killer, I Love the Dead, and School’s Out.
After a lengthy intermission due to an elaborate stage set up, Iron Maiden took the stage after 9:00 P.M. The digital screens on both sides of the stage showed visions of an Arctic Voyage through several glaciers and icebergs. When the stage was revealed, it looked like the ice age hit Iron Maiden’s stage. It was a very cool look with lots of fog, and blue lights to give it that chilly appearance. Iron Maiden’s stage may have been a little frosty, but their performance was anything but that. Every time I have seen Iron Maiden live, they have absolutely killed it, and this night was no exception. The mighty Bruce Dickinson still has every bit of the powerhouse voice that got him the Maiden gig back in 1981. He was running all over the multi-level stage all night, and absolutely rocking the crowd. I especially loved it, when he called out a guy on the left side of the stage who spent three of the songs texting on her cell phone. He called him a “Wanker!” :)
Janick Gers might be 55 years old, but he could give a clinic to most guitar players out there. His guitar acrobatics were a lot of fun to watch. The whole band was on fire, and was constantly in motion all night. There was plenty of pyro, different backdrops and stage theatrics, and of course a 20 foot tall Eddie, and a huge Eddie that came out of the stage.
Iron Maiden’s set list consisted of the songs Moonchild, Can I Play With Madness, The Prisoner, 2 Minutes to Midnight, Afraid to Shoot Strangers, The Trooper, The Number of the Beast, Phantom of the Opera, Run to the Hills, Wasted Years, Seventh Son of a Seventh Son, The Clairvoyant, Fear of the Dark, Iron Maiden, Aces High, The Evil That Men Do and Running Free.
This was easily the best concert I have seen in 2012, and can’t wait to see Iron Maiden again. I was only armed with a point and shoot camera for this show, but I did get a few decent shots. If you get the chance to catch the Maiden England tour do so, you won’t be disappointed.