Legendary Queen of Metal, DORO PESCH, will release Under My Skin – A Fine Selection Of Doro Classics in North America via AFM Records next month. Set for release on August 14, 2012, the mammoth career-spanning retrospective — which already entered the German charts at #53 upon its first week of release overseas — includes more than 30 tracks spread across two CDs. Compiled in close collaboration between AFM and DORO herself, the gorgeous package offers an abundance of DORO staples as well as rare B-side singles and hand-written liner notes. Under My Skin… is also available in a limited wooden fanbox edition (1000 copies; import only) which includes a two-CD digipak, flag, patch, bracelet, a postcard and a certificate of authenticity. For more info, point your browser HERE.
Under My Skin – A Fine Selection Of Doro ClassicsTrack Listing:
01. All We Are (Version 2007)
02. You’re My Family
03. I Rule The Ruins
05. The Night Of The Warlock
06. Strangers Yesterday
07. Walking With The Angels
08. Metal Tango
11. Warrior Soul
12. My Majesty
13. Für Immer
14. Love Me In Black
15. Always Live To Win
16. Running From The Devil
17. Above The Ashes
18. Let Love Rain On Me
01. Celebrate (Full Metal Female Version)
02. Rescue Me
03. Rare Diamond (Acoustic Version)
04. Angel In The Dark
06. In Liebe Und Freundschaft
07. I Lay My Head Upon My Sword
08. Tausend Mal gelebt
10. Breaking The Law
11. She’s Like Thunder (Version 2005)
12. The Queen
13. You Won My Love
14. Lonely Wolf
In related news, DORO was recently added to the third annual 70000 Tons Of Metal lineup. The original heavy metal cruise takes place in January 2013 and features 40 metal bands and 2,000 fans from all over the world seafaring the Caribbean on a luxury cruise ship for a 5-day/4-night ocean adventure. Sporting the biggest open air stage to sail the open seas, the world’s biggest floating heavy metal festival will include: Ensiferum, Lacuna Coil, Nile, In Flames, Immolation and more! For more info, go to THIS LOCATION.
DORO was recently featured in Decibel Magazine’s August 2012 special “Women In Metal” issue. In an interview conducted by J. Bennett, DORO discusses her new Raise Your Fist record, reminisces about quitting her job in 1986 to tour with Judas Priest, what her one-year stint in a hospital years ago taught her, and the nexus of attitude and being dignified. If you missed it, you can still secure your copy HERE.
TACHYON–the latest app by Wizdom Music’s Jordan Rudess, the keyboardist/Continuum-player/multi-instrumentalist for Grammy-nominated prog rock/metal icons Dream Theater, and chief programmer Kevin Chartier–was released for iOS devicestoday (July 25) via iTunes.
Tachyon allows images and sound to become one as they magically blend under the user’s fingertips. Each note played is an individual expression, allowing independent control of pitch and tone far beyond that of traditional instruments. Most instruments only allow the user to play one sound at a time, but with Tachyon they can seamlessly blend between any two sounds as they slide their fingers up and down the screen. The visual experience of Tachyon is just as mesmerizing; fields of twinkling stars morph into the shape of the selected instrument, allowing a direct correlation between sight and sound.
As described by Jordan Rudess, “Tachyon is simple to use and at the same time it offers a unique musical expressive power. The sonic core of the app is a custom-crafted sound set from my personal library, encompassing sounds as familiar as those you would find in your home toolbox, and as exclusive as the ones I use on tour with Dream Theater.”
Jordan and Kevin are also the creators of the top-selling synth-app MorphWiz which won first place in the category of “Best Music Creation App” in the 2010 Billboard Music App Awards, “Best Musical App” in the Best App Ever Awards and best “IPhone/Ipad/Itouch” app in the Electronic Musician’s 2011 Editor’s Ch
Direct link to purchase TACHYON: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tachyon/id544585980
oice Awards. In addition to MorphWiz they have released the popular music apps Sample Wiz and GeoSynth.
KILL DEVIL HILL the new band 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 are gearing up to hit the road August 1st. More dates are expected to be announced shortly. A list of confirmed dates can be found below.
The band will be offering VIP Packages for all of their upcoming headline dates. The packages are available for purchase HERE. Please keep in mind that the VIP Package is an upgrade and does not include a ticket for the show.
The VIP Package includes:
- Early entry into the venue (where permitted)
- Access to attend sound check
- Commemorative Laminate
- Exclusive T Shirt
- Autographed Photo
- Meet & Greet with KILL DEVIL HILL.
- Take a photo with the band (using your own camera), get one personal item signed.
In new KILL DEVIL HILL tour news, the guys will be supporting legendary shock rocker Alice Cooper this November. This jaunt kicks off November 23rd and runs through November 29th. More dates may be added, be sure to stay tuned to the official KILL DEVIL HILL website for the latest tour updates.
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 has 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 super group 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
8/4: Hollywood, CA @ The Key Club
8/5: Oakland, CA @ The New Parish
8/9: Calgary, AL @ The Distillery
8/10: Drumheller, AB @ Dinosaur Downs Stampede Barn
8/11: Red Deer, AB @ The Vat
8/12: Edmonton, AB @ The Pawnshop
8/15: London, ON @ Norma Jeans
8/16: Hamilton, ON @ Corktown
8/17: Toronto, ON @ The Rockpile
8/18: Montreal, QC @ Underworld
8/19: Quebec City, QC @ L’Agipee
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
8/31: Marlborough, MA @ The Lazy Dog
9/1: Long Island, NY @ Revolution
9/4: Winston, Salem, NC @ Ziggy’s
9/7: Lancaster, OH @ Mickey’s
9/8: Chesterfield, MI @ New York, New York
9/12: Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
9/13: Chicago, IL @ Double Door
9/14: Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
9/15: Janesville, WI @ Back Bar
With Alice Cooper:
11/23: Denver, CO @ The Paramount Theater
11/25: Reno, NV @ The Grand Sierra Theater
11/27: San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield Theater
11/29: Los Angeles, CA @ The Orpheum Theater
REDEFINING THE WAY FANS EXPERIENCE MUSIC AND ALBUMS
WITH MUSIC TECH APPS
“SLASH360” AND “AmpliTube”
“In this day and age, if you can take music in a different direction, and show people all the different facets of how music is created and performed it makes the whole picture more interesting. That is our goal.” –SLASH
We’ve moved into the digital music era, but multimedia albums have neglected to make the transition into this new era as easily as singles. Technology has evolved to create opportunities never before possible, such as interacting with artists in a live setting. Ideas move fast, and it makes sense an artist would be at the heart of new, innovative and forward-thinking ideas that resonate. Grammy-winning, iconic guitarist andRock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee SLASH has introduced two new music apps which celebrate a return to the full-length album, allowing fans to access his signature sound and push the boundaries of how music is released.
SLASH’s new album APOCALYPTIC LOVEmoves into the interactive age and is now available as a multimedia app for users of Apple’s iPhone, iPad and iPod devices. SLASH has partnered with MATIvision to bring fans the SLASH360 app. The SLASH360 brings you into the studio with SLASH and his bandmates Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators Brent Fitz (drums) and Todd Kerns (bass). “We recorded this album live, as we played it,” explains SLASH. “The app captures the energy of the band in the best way and MATIvision allows fans to experience the album just as if they were in the room with us.” MATIvision is the world’s first multi-camera 360-degree interactive music application. The SLASH360 app allows fans to follow every moment of the band performing APOCALYPTIC LOVE in its entirety through the eyes of six 360-degree spherical, panoramic cameras. SLASH360 is a music first. Never before have fans been able to control their experience while listening to the album at the same time. SLASH and MATIvision have taken the information that used to be limited to a CD booklet and turned it into a unique fan experience.
There are two versions of the SLASH360 app. The introductory version includes the #1 Active Rock hit “You’re A Lie” with lyrics and extras ($.99). Click here to experience: http://itunes.apple.com/app/slash-360-lt-apocalyptic-love/id524517739?mt=8A second, full version includes the entire album performance of APOCALYPTIC LOVE, photos, lyrics and other extras ($4.99).Experience the full version here: http://itunes.apple.com/app/slash-360-apocalyptic-love/id524544296?mt=8.
For the more musically inclined fan, SLASH partnered with IK Multimedia to develop AmpliTube Slash edition which allows fans to play, practice and record with SLASH’s signature pedals and amplifiers on the iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Mac/PC. Users can rock in a fully integrated multi-track recording studio with SLASH’s legendary Marshall amplifiers andhis signature guitar pedals as well asa comprehensive collection of SLASH’s guitar tone settings. “Myles and I wrote APOCALYPTIC LOVE entirely on tour,” explains SLASH. “When we weren’t performing we were traveling so by using my iPhone with AmpliTube and iRig I was able to capture the ideas swimming in my head at 4AM.” “I’ll do some tweaks on the Marshall’s, but there are different effects available including distortion, chorus, auto wah and more.” SLASH worked closely with IK Multimedia to make sure AmpliTube Slash faithfully reproduced his unmistakable sounds and tones. The apps are now available for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad ($9.99) and inside the new AmpliTube 2.5 for iOS with the inclusion of SLASH’s full deck of signature gear in the cutting edge AmpliTube Custom Shop desktop/laptop app and plug-in for Mac/PC ($79.99). For all possible options, visit: www.amplitube.com/slash.
2012 has been a big year so far for SLASH. On July 10th,he was honored with his own Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, located directly in front of the Hard Rock Café on Hollywood Blvd (6801 Hollywood Blvd). As a musician, artist, philanthropist, and iconic rock figure, SLASH has amassed album sales nearing an astounding 100 million copies along with a Grammy Award and seven Grammy nominations, plus countless other accolades, and acknowledgements, Time magazine named SLASH #2, behind Jimi Hendrix, on its “The Ten Best Electric Guitar Players of All-Time.” SLASH’s self-titled biography critically well-received, climbed the bestseller list in both the U.S. and U.K. hitting #8 on the NY Times Bestsellers list.
SLASH Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators recently released their new album APOCALYPTIC LOVE (May 22, 2012). APOCALYPTIC LOVE stormed onto the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart at #4,marking the top rock debut for that week.The disc hit #1 Independent Albums Chart and #1 Hard Music Albums Chart. “You’re A Lie” the hard-driving first single off the new album is now #1 Active Rock, marking SLASH’s first ever solo #1 hit at radio. All songs on APOCALYPTIC LOVE (released onSLASH’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. SLASH and his band, including touring guitarist Frank Sidoris, launched a summer headlining tour of the U.S. and Canada on July 12 in Portland, OR. They’ll follow that up with another U.S. headlining tour starting September 4 in San Diego, CA and wrapping October 3 in Los Angeles, CA.
Ticket info is available at http://slashonline.com/tour/. See the tour dates below.
SLASH: featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators tour dates:
|w/Monster Truck supporting:|
|Wed||7/25||Belleville, ON||Empire Square Live|
|Thu||7/26||London, ON||Harris Park|
|Fri||7/27||Montreal, QC||Olympia Theater|
|Sun||7/29||Quebec City, QC||Agora de Quebec|
|Mon||7/30||Moncton, New Brunswick||Centre-Casino Moncton|
|Tue||7/31||Halifax, NS||Cunard Events Centre|
|Thu||8/2||Boston, MA||House of Blues|
|Fri||8/3||Montclair, NJ||Wellmont Theatre|
|Sat||8/4||Huntington, NY||The Paramount|
|Tue||8/7||Dubuque, IA||Diamond Jo Casino-Mississippi Moon Bar|
|Wed||8/8||St. Louis, MO||The Pageant|
|Fri||8/10||Sturgis, SD||Buffalo Chip Campground|
|Fall Headline Tour with Foxy Shazam:|
|Tue||9/4||San Diego, CA||House of Blues|
|Wed||9/5||Phoenix, AZ||Celebrity Theatre|
|Sat||9/8||Dallas, TX||House of Blues|
|Sun||9/9||Houston, TX||House of Blues|
|Tue||9/11||New Orleans, LA||House of Blues|
|*Sun||9/16||Hampton Beach, NH||Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom|
|Tue||9/18||New York, NY||Hammerstein Ballroom|
|Wed||9/19||Cleveland, OH||House of Blues|
|*Sun||9/23||Toronto, ON||Sound Academy|
|Tue||9/25||Indianapolis, IN||Egyptian Room|
|Fri||9/28||Chicago, IL||Riviera Theater|
|Sat||9/29||Springfield, MO||O’Reilly Family Events Center|
|Tue||10/2||Oakland, CA||Fox Theater|
|Wed||10/3||Los Angeles, CA||The Wiltern|
The Naughty Whisper new course starts on July 27 2012 with their new record release ‘Addicted To Decadence’.
During the past ten years, or as Mötley Crüe would say, ‘Decade of Decadence’, Naughty Whisper have released two albums and brought their music all around Europe, lately favoring Scandinavia. The influence of the northern land, the will to update and fellow/godfather Johnny Lee Michaels’s advice (i.e. the hystorical producer of The 69 Eyes), have layed the foundations for ‘Addicted To Decadence’.
Naughty Whisper’s latest release is a mixture of metal, gothic and rock elements, not to mention that Scandinavian air the band has been breathing for years. The album was produced in Göteborg at the Arnold Lindberg’s studio (In Flames,Hardcore Superstar, Evergrey).
And for all fans living in Germany, Switzerland or Austria Amazon.de offers a great 3-days only promotion. Starting this Friday (July 27) and for 3-days only you can get the album for just 5 Euros, simply go to the Addicted To Decadence page on Amazon.de.
U.S. Fans can buy the album as a digital download at Amazon.com.
Check out their clip, “Welcome To My Nightmare” below!
After a great reception on the first four shows on the Kiss/Motley Crue tour, THE TREATMENT announces today that they have signed an exclusive North American deal with leading merchandise company INDIE MERCH to handle all of their merchandise on the web and at retail. The store is now live and can be found at http://www.indiemerch.com/thetreatment.
THE TREATMENT continues on their debut North America tour opening for Kiss and Motley Crue until September 23rd.
Kiss and Motley Crue tour dates:
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 Charlotte, NC @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Friday, July 27, 2012 West Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Amphitheatre
Saturday, July 28, 2012 Tampa, FL @ 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheater
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 Pelham, AL @ Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
Wednesday, August 1, 2012 Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
Friday, August 3, 2012 The Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Saturday, August 4, 2012 Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
Sunday, August 5, 2012 San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
Tuesday, August 7, 2012 Albuquerque, NM @ Hard Rock Pavilion
Wednesday, August 8, 2012 Englewood, CO @ Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
Friday, August 10, 2012 Phoenix, AZ @ Ashley Furniture Home Store Amphitheatre
Saturday, August 11, 2012 Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay Events Center
Sunday, August 12, 2012 Chula Vista, CA @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
Tuesday, August 14, 2012 Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheater
Thursday, August 16, 2012 Concord, CA @ Sleep Train Pavilion
Saturday, August 18, 2012 Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
Sunday, August 19, 2012 Ridgefield, WA @ Sleep Country Amphitheater
Friday, August 24, 2012 Grand Junction, CO @ Rock Jam
Sunday, August 26, 2012 Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
Monday, August 27, 2012 Maryland Heights, MO @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 St Paul, MN @ Minnesota State Fair
Friday, August 31, 2012 Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
Saturday, September 1, 2012 Noblesville, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
Sunday, September 2, 2012 Burgettstown, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion
Tuesday, September 4, 2012 Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
Friday, September 7, 2012 Tinley Park, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Saturday, September 8, 2012 Elkhorn (East Troy), WI @ Alpine Valley Music Theatre
Tuesday, September 11, 2012 Allegan,MI @ Allegan County Fair
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
Thursday, September 13, 2012 Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Saturday, September 15, 2012 Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Sunday, September 16, 2012 Mansfield,MA @ Comcast Center
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 Scranton, PA @ Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
Friday, September 21, 2012 Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
Saturday, September 22, 2012 Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Sunday, September 23, 2012 Hartford, CT @ Comcast Theatre
For more information on THE TREATMENT, please visit these websites: