One of the greatest hard rock musicians to ever grace the keyboard passed away today. Former Deep Purple keyboardist suffered a fatal pulmonary embolism today after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Jon was 71 years old.
We will never forget his awesome playing with Deep Purple and Whitesnake. Our condolences go out to Jon’s family, friends and former band mates.
Best Buy and Premiere Networks today announced a new multi-platform promotion called Sixx Sense Rock, a partnership curated by Nikki Sixx’s national radio show Sixx Sense to bring the “best rock on the radio” into Best Buy stores. Beginning July 15, a special Sixx Sense Rock branded display will feature a selection of eight rock albums in stores nationwide. In addition, Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx and www.SixxSense.com will highlight one of the albums each week for eight weeks.
‘stache media, a marketing/promotion agency, is orchestrating the selection of titles in the Sixx Sense Rock at Best Buy campaign in addition to spearheading all the marketing for the promotion.
Jennifer Leimgruber, Premiere Networks SVP of Programming, stated: “Sixx Sense, now heard in nearly 100 markets nationwide, has proven itself as the new destination for rock music. Both Nikki and Premiere are committed to exposing great rock music to an even wider audience, and together with Best Buy & ‘stache media, we are now reaching the consumer in more ways than ever before.”
Sixx Sense Rock will also feature a bevy of contests for consumers during its eight-week run, the first of which is a chance to win a pair of tickets and a flyaway to see The Tour, featuring Motley Crue and KISS in a city of the winner’s choosing. This contest is currently open until July 31st, details can be found here: www.SixxSense.com/BestBuy.
For more rock news, reviews, interviews and music, dial into Nikki Sixx’s radio show Sixx Sense. For times and station details, visit www.SixxSense.com.
Live concert event to be televised nationally August 2nd
Multi-platinum rocker Sebastian Bach will celebrate KICKING AND SCREAMING, his latest solo album which debuted at #73 on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart, with a special live television event exclusively on AXS TV. Currently touring the world, Bach’s “Sebastian Bach: Kicking & Screaming & Touring” will broadcast LIVE from Club Nokia in Los Angeles on Thursday, August 2 showcasing Bach’s “balls out gang of mountainous hooks and titanic grooves” (Outburn) from his latest offering.
“Bach’s voice is in particularly fine form…the album is pure rock aggression,” Revolver praised of Bach’s solo album.
The singer/songwriter’s fan base extends beyond the 20 million-plus records sold worldwide as he expanded his career over the past decade to actor/entertainer. Highlights for this multi-faceted performer consist of multiple television appearances including a 5-season recurring role on the CW’s hit series “Gilmore Girls”, two turns on Broadway, with starring roles in “Jekyll & Hyde” and “The Rocky Horror Picture Show;” and “The Jesus Chris Superstar” national tour.
Tickets are available at: http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/2C0048DDD2E65225
Sebastian Bach: Kicking & Screaming & Touring
LIVE broadcast exclusively on AXS TV.
Thursday, August 2 at 10pm PT / 1am ET
For more information on AXS TV concerts and events, please visit: www.axs.tv.
Its hard to believe that its nearly been three years since BONAFIDE´s last full length offering “Something’s Dripping” was first released
Above all, BONAFIDE has been building an ever growing audience all over Europe by constant touring. 2 long European tours, covering 12 countries, headlining and as support. Add to this, the countless festival appearances and week long tours of Spain and the UK and it can be easily seen, that these boys are Rock n Roll Road Rats on the up.. Quite simply, BONAFIDE is a band that knows, that success and longevity can only be achieved by hard work, which inevitably means non stop touring and keeping it Live.
The third single from that second album was the song “Fill your head with Rock”. A single that actually became an EP of unreleased songs and videos that raced to number 1 in the Swedish Mid-price chart and gave BONAFIDE a spot among the top songs of 2011 on Classic Rock Magazine’s annual list! A successful UK tour followed, culminating in a show at Islington O2 Academy in London.
2012 marks the year of “ULTIMATE REBEL”. An album packed with loud, energetic yet melodic hard rock, firmly rooted in heavy electric blues and steaming hot old school r´n´b.
The first single “Doing the Pretty” has already been A listed and on continued heavy rotation on several European radio stations The main album release will be supported by a second single / video, which will be released prior to the album, early August 2012.
This hotly tipped monster of an album, was recorded during two hectic weeks in engineer Conny Wall´s Gig Studio’s in Stockholm in February, and was produced by band front man and main songwriter Pontus Snibb.
This Summer,.. BONAFIDE have just played to a record breaking audience of over 10K on Sweden Rock Festival’s Zeppelin stage, and will continue to play festivals and clubs, doing their outstanding live shows in both Scandinavia and the UK before heading out on yet another European tour this fall.
“ULTIMATE REBEL” is out August 15 2012. For full details go to www.offyerrocka.com
2nd Single to be released from the Ultimate Rebel Album – Too Fired Up
Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the release today of the ECLIPSE digital single “Bleed and Scream” taken from the forthcoming album with the same name to be released on August 24th in Europe and August 28th in North America.
The new single shows the vigorous new direction for the Swedish combo with hard hitting guitar riffs and monster hooklines. The single can be downloaded via iTunes and all other fine digital shops all over the world.
A physical version of the single was exclusively distributed via SWEDEN ROCK MAGAZINE in Sweden with two exclusive bonus tracks (unavailable elsewhere) : “Come Hell or High Water” and “Into The Fire”
An EPK of the album can be enjoyed below:
Praying Mantis, Weapon, Stampede, Gaskin
plus special guests Agincourt
Praying Mantis, Weapon, Stampede, Gaskin plus special guests Agincourt will rock this year’s inaugural Denim & Leather NWOBHM Festival at Wolverhampton’s Slade Rooms on Saturday September 29th. And as if that wasn’t enough, the night will be compered by the legendary Krusher Joule.
Gigblasters and Rock Rotation Radio are proud to bring a night of New Wave of British Heavy Metal back to the country where it all started. Featuring a host of “originals”, it is going to be a night of entertainment that hasn’t been seen on these shores for a long time. Heavy Metal music at its best , back where it started. New Wave of British Heavy Metal launched a plethora of bands, bands today still influenced by the movement. Is it any wonder so many of the original bands are still going?
All four of the NWOBHM bands on this bill were and are some of the prime movers and the support Agincourt has a very NWOBHM sound, testimony to their influences.
There will be a meet and greet with all the bands, as well as a load of authentic NWOBHM merchandise on sale.
Doors open at 4pm and tickets are priced at £15 adv / £17.50 on the door
Earlybird ticket special – £14 until July 29.
Ticket link: http://www.nwobhmgigs.co.uk/buytickets.html
Full details at www.nwobhmgigs.co.uk
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With over 3000 views in the first 30 days, The Mighty Swine‘s LUST is just now staring to get the recognition it deserves by jumping to the top of the chart ahead of Korn’s Coming Undone and FFDP‘s Remember Everything.
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Nuclear Blast USA has made another track from Testament’s up and coming album Dark Roots of the Earth available for streaming. Check out the track “Native Blood” at this link! You will be glad you did!
“WORDS IN WHISKEY” is the first video of Barcelona’s metallers WIS(H)KEY, included in their self-titled first album available for free download. Enjoy the video & DRINK UP!!
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Detroit, MI’s self-touted “blue collar thrashers” BATTLECROSS are hitting the road today with the TRESPASS AMERICA festival! The festival kicks off tonight in Broomfield, CO at the 1st Bank Center and features headliners Five Finger Death Punch, as well as the reunited original line-up of Killswitch Engage. The TRESPASS AMERICA Festival also features Trivium, Emmure, Pop Evil, and God Forbid.
“Is this real? I was just watching Killswitch Engage’s soundcheck and I kept asking myself, ‘Is this is really happening?’” comments vocalist Kyle “Gumby” Gunther. “We’ve got food on this tour and everything, I might actually be able to gain a pound on this tour because I’m skinny as shit! But in all seriousness, it’s an extreme honor to be performing on the same stage with these bands. We never would have imagined playing these types of shows. It’s a true honor to be performing with the big dogs.”
See below for all confirmed BATTLECROSS tour dates and stay tuned for more updates coming soon!
BATTLECROSS touring with the TRESPASS AMERICA Festival:
13 Broomfield, CO – 1st Bank Center
14 Ogden, UT – Mojos (BATTLECROSS only)
15 Billings, MT – MetraPark Arena
16 Bismarck, ND – Bismarck Civic Center
17 Sioux Falls, SD – Sioux Falls Arena
18 Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – Station 4 (BATTLECROSS only)
19 Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom
20 Travers City, MI – Ground Zero (off date w/ Killswitch Engage)
21 Fort Wayne, IN – Allen County Expo Center
22 Waterloo, IA – McElroy Auditorium
23 St. Louis, MO – Fubar (BATTLECROSS only)
24 Lubbock, TX – Lonestar Amphitheatre
25 Belton, TX – Bell County Expo Center
27 San Antonio, TX – Freeman Coliseum
28 Beaumont, TX – Ford Pavilion
30 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
31 Evansville, IN – Ford Center
1 Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion at River Bend
3 Battle Creek, MI – Kellogg Arena
4 Rochester Hills, MI – Meadowbrook Amphitheatre
5 Cleveland, OH – Jacobs Pavillion
7 Oswego, NY – Oswego Speedway
8 Glens Falls, NY – Glens Falls Civic Center
9 S. Burlington, VT – Higher Ground (off date w/ God Forbid)
10 Scarborough, ME – Scarborough Downs
11 Montreal, QC – HEAVY MTL
12 Buffalo, NY – Broadway Joes (BATTLECROSS only)
14 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE (indoor stage)
15 Hartford, CT – Festival Stage at Comcast Theatre
17 Worchester, MA – DCU Center
18 Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
19 Philadelphia, PA – Penn’s Landing – Festival Pier
21 Charlotte, NC – Time Warner Cable Uptown
22 Knoxville, TN – Knoxville Civic Coliseum
24 Oklahoma City, OK – Zoo Amphitheatre
25 Rio Rancho, NM – Santa Ana Star Center
26 Phoenix, AZ – Comercia Theatre
28 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
BATTLECROSS post-Trespass America tour dates:
29 Las Vegas, NV – Cheyenne Saloon (BATTLECROSS only)
31 Shreveport, LA – The Riverside Warehouse (w/ God Forbid)
1 Memphis, TN – Newby’s (w/ God Forbid)
2 Louisville, KY – Phoenix Hill Tavern (w/ God Forbid)
Kyle “Gumby” Gunther/vocals
For more information about BATTLECROSS, please visit these websites:
It is Friday the 13th, and no other video seems to fit this day better than the classic Alice Cooper video, “He’s Back (The Man Behind The Mask). This was the theme song to the sixth Friday the 13th movie. Check it out!
Without question, the biggest and best Metal festival of 2012 is the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival featuring Motörhead, Slayer, Anthrax, Slayer, Asking Alexandra, As I Lay Dying, The Devil Wears Prada, White Chapel, Upon A Burning Body, The Breather, Betraying the Martyrs and Dirtfedd.
The band we are most excited about seeing is Motörhead featuring the ultra charming Lemmy Kilmister. When you talk to Lemmy in an interview, he doesn’t mince words….check out this brief Q & A with the Motörhead mastermind below.
6). Most people may not know that you’re an avid reader. What book are you currently reading?
7/13 – Idaho Center Amphitheater – Nampa, ID (Boise, ID)
7/15 – Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion – Phoenix, AZ
7/16 – Hard Rock Casino Presents: The Pavilion – Albuquerque, NM
7/17 – Comfort Dental Amphitheater – Englewood, CO (Denver, CO)
7/19 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater – Maryland Heights, MO (St. Louis, MO)
7/20 – Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
7/22 – Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA (Boston, MA)
7/23 – Parc Jean-Drapeau – (Heavy MTL) – Montreal, QC /www.heavymtl.com
7/24 – Comcast Theatre – Hartford, CT
7/27 – PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ
7/29 – First Niagara Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA (Pittsburgh, PA)
7/30 – Jiffy Lube Live – Bristow, VA (Washington DC)
7/31 – Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ
8/2 – Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach – Virginia Beach, VA
8/3 – Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek – Raleigh, NC
8/5 – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre – Tinley Park, IL (Chicago IL)
8/6 – DTE Energy Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI (Detroit, MI)
8/7 – Verizon Wireless Music Center – Noblesville, IN (Indianapolis, IN)
8/9 – Zoo Amphitheatre – Oklahoma City, OK
8/10 – Gexa Energy Pavilion – Dallas, TX
8/12 – Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood – Atlanta, GA
8/13 – 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre – Tampa, FL
8/14 – Cruzan Amphitheatre– West Palm Beach, FL
For more information on the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL, visitwww.rockstarmayhemfest.com.
Special one-time-only surprises usually happen at the end of a long tour. The final stop in Bangor, ME last Sunday, July 8 of “The Midwest Rock ‘n Roll Express” with STYX, REO Speedwagon and Ted Nugent was no exception. During STYX’s set, lucky fans at that final stop got what they were hoping for when Ted Nugent joined the band for a special performance of the Damn Yankees classic “Coming Of Age.”
THEORY OF A DEADMAN
HAS TEAMED UP WITH HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
$5 BRACELETS WILL BE SOLD AT UPCOMING SHOWS TO BENEFIT THE CAUSE
NEW SINGLE “HEAD ABOVE WATER” LANDS AT RADIO THIS WEEK
NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR TOP 5 RADIO HIT “HURRICANE” OUT NOW
TOUR CONTINUES IN SUPPORT OF ALBUM ‘THE TRUTH IS…’
THEORY OF A DEADMAN has teamed up with Hollywood for Habitat for Humanity in partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA) to sell $5 bracelets at their shows to benefit the cause and contribute towards a THEORY sponsored Habitat build in the fall. With a goal of eliminating substandard housing worldwide and supporting affordable homeownership, Habitat for Humanity supports this work through donations, volunteer hours and advocacy. The Canadian rockers recently filmed a video to promote this campaign, which you can view here.
“So many people are being affected by the current state of our economy and now more than ever have the need for affordable housing,” states the band. “We thought that it was a great idea to get involved and donate our time and help make a difference by building a house later this year,” explains frontman TYLER CONNOLLY. “The band and I decided to direct our efforts toward helping a family in my Los Angeles community. We’re encouraging fans to pick up a wristband offered at our merch booth this summer. The proceeds will be donated to HFH GLA and help them with their mission of building hope, lives and communities every day.”
THEORY OF A DEADMAN is also offering a couple unique VIP experiences to benefit the charity. Fans can bid now at CharityBuzz for tickets to their 7/21 Biloxi, MS and 7/25 Philadelphia, PA shows including a chance to meet and hang with the band and take home a signed guitar. Bids are being accepted now through Wednesday, July 18 at 3pm EDT here.
$5 bracelets being sold at shows to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles
In other news, THEORY OF A DEADMAN will release their new single “Head Above Water” to radio later this week. The inspirational track is the fourth single to come from the band’s current album THE TRUTH IS… and features THEORY OF A DEADMAN’s trademark honest and relatable lyrics, hard rock power and soaring pop melody. Their last single “Hurricane” hit Top 5 at Active Rock. In his distinctive tone, frontman TYLER CONNOLLY minces no words in “Hurricane” as he compares a broken romance to a disaster. The official music video, which premiered last week on Loudwire.com, follows CONNOLLY and his girlfriend as she experiences overnight fame and fortune–including an encounter with comedian Andy Dick–and how it affects their relationship. Watch it here.
Always one to poke fun at himself, CONNOLLY recently launched a series of hilarious YouTube videos titled “You Don’t Know Me.” The three-part series which has been viewed over 85,000 times follows CONNOLLY as he asks random people in New York City if they recognize him. Check out Part 1 here, Part 2 here, Part 3 here.
THE TRUTH IS… debuted #8 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart and #2 on iTunes Rock Album charts. The Howard Benson (My Chemical Romance, 3 Doors Down) produced album has sold over 220,000 copies and yielded two other widely successful singles: “Lowlife” was the #1 song at Rock radio for three consecutive weeks while “Bitch Came Back” was Top 15 at Active Rock radio. THEORY OF A DEADMAN–CONNOLLY (Lead Vocals, Lead Guitar), DAVID BRENNER (Rhythm Guitar), DEAN BACK (Bass) and JOEY DANDENEAU (Drums)–has sent 16 songs into the Top 25 on various charts, including three #1s. Their last album Scars & Souvenirs (2008) has reached Platinum status, selling over 1 million copies.
Catch THEORY OF A DEADMAN on the road this summer:
DATE CITY VENUE
Roverfest 2012 w/ Vanilla Ice, Ed Kowalcyzk and more
Sat 7/14 Cleveland, OH Voinovich Park
w/ Charm City Devils
Mon 7/16 Flint, MI The Machine Shop
Thu 7/19 Lake Charles, LA L’Auberge Casino Resort
Fri 7/20 Panama City, FL Club La Vela Gulfside Amphitheatre
Sat 7/21 Biloxi, MS Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
w/ Charm City Devils
Wed 7/25 Philadelphia, PA Theater of Living Arts
Fri 7/27 Lockport, NY David Ulrich City Courtyard (free)
w/ Puddle of Mudd
Sat 7/28 West Bend, WI Washington County Fair Park
w/ Charm City Devils
Sun 7/29 Cincinnati, OH Bogarts
w/ Aranda and Charm City Devils
Tue 7/31 Minneapolis, MN The Brick
Wed 8/1 Lincoln, NE Bourbon Theatre
Fri 8/3 Rock Springs, WY Sweetwater County Fair
Sat 8/4 Great Falls, MT Montana State Fair
w/ Charm City Devils
Sun 8/5 Lewiston, ID Boomers Gardens
w/ Aranda and Charm City Devils
Tue 8/7 Modesto, CA Modesto Centre Plaza
Thu 8/9 Roseburg, OR Douglas County Fair
w/ Aranda and Charm City Devils
Fri 8/10 Chico, CA Senator Theatre
Sat 8/11 Reno, NV Knitting Factory
Mon 8/13 Salt Lake City, UT In the Venue
Thu 8/16 Springfield, IL Illinois State Fair
w/ Brian Howe
Sat 8/18 Imperial, NE Chase County Fair and Expo
w/ Judd Hoos
Sun 8/19 Rapid City, SD Central States Fair – Outdoor
Tue 8/21 Fairbanks, AK Carlson Center
Fri 8/24 Palmer, AK Alaska State Fair
w/ Black Stone Cherry and 3 Doors Down
Sat 8/25 Grand Junction, CO Rock Jam – Festival Grounds
Sat 9/1 Syracuse, NY New York Star Fair – Chevy Court
Sun 9/2 Rockford, IL On the Waterfront–Great Lawn Stage
Fri 9/21 Honolulu, HI The Republik
w/ Deftones, STP, Bush, Chevelle, Hollywood Undead
Sun 9/23 Sacramento, CA Discovery Park
Tue 9/25 Yakima, WA Central Washington State Fair
w/ Black Stone Cherry
Fri 9/28 Fort Smith, AR Arkansas-Oklahoma State Fair
It’s July. It’s hot. The 4th of July celebration has ended and the glorious barbecue food that I ate too much of (as well as the ice cream and beer) has been consumed. July has arrived and that means this year is half over. If you are to believe the skeptics (or would they be critics?) regarding the Mayan calendar, this may be the last six months we have left on Earth. If that’s true, it would mean no “best of” list for you to enjoy in December. And since I feel obligated to share what I think are the best CDs of the year with the faithful readers of Hard Rock Hideout, then it is my moral obligation to produce a half year list (just in case we don’t make it out of 2012). So, out of my debt of gratitude to all of you regular readers, here are the top five albums of 2012. If we do survive to the end of the year, there will be a year end list. It will be fun to see if any of these albums make it to that list.
5. Shinedown – Amaryllis
Following up on the best record of their career (The Sound Of Madness); Shinedown had their work cut out for them with Amaryllis. Fortunately for the fans, the band took their work seriously. The end result was one fantastic, hard rocking record of fun. Amaryllis is a fantastic album, with hit after hit pelting the ears of the listener. Shinedown was able to overcome the high expectations that were laid on them following the success of The Sound Of Madness. They rose to the challenge and created a record that far exceeds their previous work. The only problem now is that they have set the bar even higher for the next record. Given the history of the band, I am sure they will be able to surpass that bar as well.
4. The Cult – Choice Of Weapon
The Cult just released their latest album, Choice Of Weapon. Normally, I like to wait and let a record settle over me before I even think of adding it to any “best of” list. However, Choice Of Weapon is such a fantastic CD, that there is no need to wait to proclaim it as one of the best albums of 2012. If you’ve missed The Cult, or if you are seeking a hard rock beauty to add to your stereo this summer, pick up a copy of Choice Of Weapon. You will not be disappointed. With magnificent riffs, fantastic vocals, and a whole lot of power, Choice Of Weapon satisfies as the choice of album for the summer.
3. Van Halen – A Different Kind Of Truth
I’ll be the first to admit that I expected this album to suck. After many years of not recording together, combined with all of the documented “Eddie” issues that were lingering over the band, I figured there was no way Van Halen was going to make a solid record. I have never been happier to be wrong. A Different Kind Of Truth is classic Van Halen at its finest. From the opening riff on “Tattoo,” to the closing notes on “Beats Working,” Van Halen delivered the perfect follow up to 1984. While the Dave-sung tracks on Best Of Volume One were fabulous, they were nothing compared to what the band put on A Different Kind Of Truth. It’s sad that we won’t be able to witness these songs live this summer or fall, as Van Halen has cancelled all of their gigs until further notice. However, at least we can enjoy the studio recordings.
2. Bruce Springsteen – Wrecking Ball
Yeah, yeah, I know there are some regular readers out there who think Springsteen isn’t hard rock and isn’t worthy of being mentioned on this site. Whatever. We can debate that on a future podcast that contains “Is It Hard?” (You are downloading and listening, right?) For those of us that feel The Boss is hard rock, he has produced one of the best albums of his career and Wrecking Ball is one of the best albums of 2012. Blending his 70s style blue collar rock with his more recent Irish folk flavor, and mixing in some good old fashioned classic guitar rock, Bruce Springsteen has struck gold with Wrecking Ball. There is something for everyone. From ballads to blues, from guitar solos, to foot stomping folk songs, Wrecking Ball has it all. That is what makes it such a great treasure. After 40 years, Bruce Springsteen still knows how to rock and roll and Wrecking Ball is the current proof of his lasting musical genius.
1. Dead Sara – Dead Sara
The biggest gift that I was blessed with this year has been Dead Sara. When I received their debut album for review, I really didn’t have high hopes. The band had received all sorts of high praise and I just figured that they would fail to live up to the hype. Not only did Dead Sara live up to it, they smashed it. And while there are still a lot of highly anticipated releases due out this year, I don’t think there will be any record released in 2012 that is going to top Dead Sara’s self titled debut. There is not one negative thing that can be said about Dead Sara. Not one constructive criticism can be made. Dead Sara is about as perfect as an album can be, and the fact that it is a rookie effort, only helps to confirm that Dead Sara is the real deal. If there is only one record that you purchase this year, it needs to be the self titled debut from Dead Sara. You will not hear a better album in 2012.
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Following its triumphant release in Europe via Roadrunner Records, and in the Netherlands via CNR Entertainment, We Are The Others — the acclaimed third album from Dutch symphonic metal troupe DELAIN — is out now in North America via Sensory Records. As always fronted by the soaring, vibrant vocals of Charlotte Wessels and drenched in the glorious keyboard passages of band founder ex-Within Temptation keyboardist, Martijn Westerholt, We Are The Others boasts twelve of the most epic DELAIN hymns to date, with the North American version containing four additional exclusive live bonus tracks.
We Are The Others is now streaming in its entirety via Blistering.com; PLAY IT HERE.
Interviews with Charlotte Wessels and Martijn Westerholt are available to North American journalists now via Earsplit PR.
We Are The Others is an album littered with concepts in every aspect, from lyrically bridging fantasy with reality and actual events in history, to the steampunk-influenced cover art created by noted pop surrealist Glenn Arthur. DELAIN enlisted a massive production team for the recording, including Jacob Hellner (Rammstein, Apocalyptica), Fredrik Thomander and Anders Wikstrom (Scorpions, Backyard Babies), bringing every element of the album to life. The band met Fear Factory vocalist Burton C. Bell at Wacken Open Air, which resulted in a guest appearance on the album.
“Addictive songwriting with the right balance of catchiness, Delain could out maneuver Within Temptation based on this output. 8/10″ – Blistering
“…a solid modern symphonic metal album and it may be Delain’s best album to date.” – About.com
“…the new material… stack up well and may well enable Delain to push even more into the mainstream. 4/5″ – Sea Of Tranquility
“…We Are The Others finds the band on a continuing course of symphonic metal, but with a refreshing injection of rock groove and accessibility. 4/5″ – Dangerdog Music Reviews
“…one of the strongest records in this vein of metal to come out in a really long time… It’s catchy, atmospheric, cathartic and soulful, without being generic and watered down or saturated in pretentious synth-nymphomania… 8/10″ – Axis Of Metal
Check out The Last Vegas’ brand new video “Evil Eyes”, as well as “The Other Side” and “Apologize” below.
“Evil Eyes” was produced and directed by the Chicago-based Motion Source Video Solutions (www.motionsource.net). Of the song and corresponding video, The Last Vegas frontman Chad Cherry commented, “We wanted to write a tune that people would want to rock out to, feel sexy and dance to…but in reality, the song’s message is creepy as hell. It’s about stalking people, watching them in their private and personal environment behind closed doors doing things they wouldn’t do in front of people…but someone is in the shadows watching all. Maybe that IS actually sexy, voyeurism and obsession.”
“Evil Eyes” will be on the new album BAD DECISIONS.
BAD DECISIONS is set for a North American street date of August 28th via FrostByte Media. Produced by Johnny K (Megadeth, Disturbed, 3 Doors Down, Airbourne), the album was recorded in the band’s hometown of Chicago and contains the straight-up rock n’ roll meets garage/punk rock sound for which the band has come to be known.
Eagle Rock Entertainment is proud to announce the September 25 release of the Gary Moore CD, DVD and Blu-ray title Blues For Jimi[Pre-book Order Date August 31, MSRP $14.98 for DVD, $19.98 for Blu-ray, and $13.98 for CD].
The Smashing Pumpkins are celebrating the release of their latest album Oceania with a giveaway of five, limited edition canvas art prints of the album cover
(courtesy of Gallery Direct) along with a copy of the record on Double vinyl. Part of the 44-song work-in-progress Teargarden by Kaledyscope,
Oceania is “an album within an album” and was created by the band as an immersive album experience for listeners.
“SLIPKNOT LIVE AT KNOTFEST”
SLIPKNOT PERFORMANCE AT THEIR FIRST-EVER KNOTFEST
TO BE AVAILABLE AS A GLOBAL PAY PER VIEW EVENT
SLIPKNOT has announced they’ll broadcast their final live performance of 2012 worldwide via Pay Per View, during the group’s first-ever KNOTFEST, an extraordinary two-date metal and hard rock festival. The SLIPKNOT Live at Knotfest event is in partnership with TODOCAST and Event View Live. The official broadcast site will launch today, July 11 via http://www.EventViewLive.com/.
“One of our long-time dreams, is finally coming to fruition with the creation of KNOTFEST,” says M. Shawn Crahan aka clown of Slipknot. “Our goal was to create a festival experience which screamed our vision. It means everything for everyone to see the live spectacle we’re creating in the flesh, but we understand some fans around the world can’t be at the show. We’ve now made it possible for you to be there in spirit–so join us Live on August 18th.”
Guaranteed to make your blood pump and your ears bleed, SLIPKNOT’s powerful and sinister final performance of the year will be emanating from your computer screen in streaming bandwidth. The SLIPKNOT Live at Knotfest event can be accessed from any internet device at $14.95 for early bird fans starting today, July 11 through August 11. The week before the event, the price will rise to $19.95. Fans who purchase early will receive full access to “Slipknot Saturdays” which begin Saturday, July 14 (and continue each Saturday until the event) and feature exclusive SLIPKNOT performances and video footage documenting the road to KNOTFEST. The SLIPKNOT Live at Knotfest event will include all the insanity that goes on backstage. Fans can Pause it. Rewind it. Re watch it. Day-of-show footage includes a behind the scenes tour of the festival grounds, pre-show interviews with KNOTFEST artists and Mistress Juliya, the stunning high definition main stage performance of SLIPKNOT as well as exclusive post-show interviews with the band. The entire SLIPKNOT Live at Knotfest package is available to purchasers for on-demand viewing for 30 days following the event.
For more information, visit:
DATE CITY VENUE
Fri 8/17 Council Bluffs, IA Mid America Motorplex
Sat 8/18 Somerset, WI/Minneapolis, MN Somerset Amphitheater
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Are you a thrash metal fan? If so, you need to check out the new release from California thrashers, Bonded by Blood. The band aptly named after the classic Exodus album,
has a new album out called The Aftermath. The album was released July 3rd, and is available for purchase now.
If you are a fan of classic 80’s thrash in the vein of Testament, Exodus and Megadeth, you need to check out The Aftermath now. Give the three songs a listen below, and let us know what you think!!
Like what you hear? You can pick up The Aftermath from Amazon.com at this link.
To celebrate their debut album release, This Might Hurt, in the United States on July 17th, THE TREATMENT will make an exclusive iTunes bundle available – a five song covers EP originally released exclusively in the UK as a 300 copy limited edition.
The covers EP features THE TREATMENT’s interpretations of:
‘Run Run Run’ – Jo Jo Gunne
‘Evil Woman’ – ELO
‘Motor Biking’ – Chris Spedding
‘Lets Work Together’ – Canned Heat
‘Take Me Back Home’ – Slade
The covers EP was produced by Laurie Mansworth, who also produced This Might Hurt. Three days after the release of This Might Hurt, the band will commence their 43 date opening slot on the Kiss/ Motley Crue tour on July 20th in Bristow, VA. See all current dates below.
Kiss and Motley Crue tour dates:
Friday, July 20, 2012 Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
Saturday, July 21, 2012 Virginia Beach, VA @ Farm Bureau Live
Sunday, July 22, 2012 Raleigh, NC @ Time Warner Cable Pavilion at Walnut Creek
Tuesday, July 24, 2012 @ Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
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:
Eve to Adam has just announced that they will be extending their 2012 tour supporting hard rock legends Creed. The nationwide tour kicked off early this Spring, and will continue through September with additional stops in Nashville, San Antonio, Atlantic City, and more. The full schedule, including Eve to Adam headlining shows, is below.
The New York City band’s latest single, a cover of Alice Cooper’s “School’s Out,” is currently climbing the charts and is even played by Cooper himself on his syndicated radio show. The track is available now on iTunes and streaming in full via Soundcloud. In addition, Eve to Adam’s “Reach” (from their debut album, Banquet for a Starving Dog) is still a top 20 track on the Mainstream Rock charts.
7/27 Cherokee, NC – Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center w/ Creed
7/28 Vienna, WV – Fishbone Gill and Grill
7/29 Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium w/ Creed
7/30 Little Rock, AR – Juanitas
8/2 Redding, CA – Redding Civic Auditorium w/ Creed
8/3 Lincoln, CA – Thunder Valley Casino w/ Creed
8/8 El Paso, TX – Speaking Rock Entertainment Center w/ Creed
8/10 Pharr, TX – Pharr Entertainment Center w/ Creed
8/11 San Antonio, TX – Sunken Gardens Theater w/ Creed
8/12 Corpus Christi, TX – Concrete Street Amphitheater w/ Creed
8/14 Amarillo, TX – Aztec Music Hall w/ Creed
8/17 Madison, WI – High Noon
8/18 Fargo, ND – Concert Hall at The Venue w/ Creed
8/21 Toledo, OH – Mickey Finns
8/22 Detroit, MI – The Detroit Pub
8/25 Hartford, CT – Up on the Rock
8/27 Bethlehem, PA – Sands Bethlehem Event Center w/ Creed
8/28 Glen Allen, VA – Innsbrook Pavilion w/ Creed
8/30 Melbourne, FL – King Center for the Performing Arts w/ Creed
8/31 Pensacola, FL – Saenger Theatre w/ Creed
9/1 Biloxi, MS – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino w/ Creed
9/5 Durham, NC – Durham Performing Arts Center w/ Creed
9/7 Atlantic City, NJ – House of Blues w/ Creed
9/8 Montclair, NJ – TheWellmont Theatre w/ Creed
“School’s Out on iTunes:: http://bit.ly/LlMwcr
“School’s Out” on SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/evetoadam/schools-out-alice-cooper-cover
Banquet for a Starving Dog on iTunes: http://bit.ly/zzJ4vw
Grammy-winning, iconic guitarist and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee SLASH marked a career milestone today, Tuesday, July 10, as he was honored with his own Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. SLASH’s star is located directly in front of the Hard Rock Café on Hollywood Blvd (6801 Hollywood Blvd, #105 Los Angeles, CA 90028). SLASH’s friends–celebrated film producer Robert Evans, actor Charlie Sheen and beloved radio host Jim Ladd–were guest speakers at the fan-packed ceremony. Afterwards, SLASH and bandmate Myles Kennedy treated fans to a private acoustic performance and exclusive Q&A at the Hard Rock Café 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, accomplishments 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. Guitar Hero used SLASH’s image and music, producing an installment that shattered previous gaming records while opening the floodgates to a whole new generation of fans.
SLASH Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators–Myles Kennedy (vocals), Brent Fitz (drums) and Todd Kerns (bass)–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 also 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 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. Critical acclaim is pouring in for the album. 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’” (May 20, 2012). SLASH and his band, including touring guitarist Frank Sidoris, will launch a summer headlining tour of the U.S. and Canada on July 12 in Portland, OR. They’ll follow that up with a full 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:|
|Thu||7/12||Portland, OR||Roseland Theater|
|Fri||7/13||Seattle, WA||Paramount Theatre|
|Sat||7/14||Vancouver, BC||Queen Elizabeth Theatre|
|Mon||7/16||Edmonton, AB||Northern Alberta Jubilee|
|Tue||7/17||Calgary, AB||Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium|
|Thu||7/19||Medicine Hat, AB||Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre|
|Fri||7/20||Saskatoon, SK||TCU Place|
|Sat||7/21||Winnipeg, MB||Burton Cummings Theatre|
|Mon||7/23||Thunder Bay, ON||Thunder Bay Community Auditorium|
|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|
Aerosmith’s new album, Music From Another Dimension might be delayed until November, but you can check out the first single and video, “Legendary Child” now!
FOZZY‘s highly-anticipated new studio album SIN AND BONES will be released August 14, and the band has just unveiled the album’s track listing, as well as lead single “Sandpaper,” which features guest vocals by M Shadows and can be heard here: http://youtu.be/G1ltJ60u-w0. Exclusive pre-order packages for SIN AND BONES are available now at CM Distro and can be purchased here. The brainchild of WWE superstar Chris Jericho and Stuck Mojo mastermind Rich Ward, SIN AND BONES delivers 10 hard-hitting tracks:
01. Spider In My Mouth
03. Blood Happens
04. Inside My Head
05. Sin And Bones
06. A Passed Life
07. She’s My Addiction
08. Shine Forever
09. Dark Passenger
10. Storm The Beaches
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. Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival and FOZZY headlining dates are listed below.
For the latest FOZZY news, be sure to join the band on Facebook, where they post daily updates and frequent exclusive video content: http://www.facebook.com/fozzyrock. For information on FOZZY VIP packages for all of their upcoming shows, visit http://www.FozzyRock.com, and for a full list of Uproar dates as well as more information on the festival, meet and greets, etc., visit http://www.RockstarUPROAR.com.
“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:
Southern Californian metal band In This Moment debuted the music video for “Blood”, the title track off of the group’s upcoming album. The video is directed by Robert Kley, who has worked with artists such as Slow To Surface, Otherwise, and Mona Lisa Overdrive. Released through Century Media Records, Blood will be the group’s fourth studio album.
In This Moment have begun a summer tour to support Blood before it drops on August 14th, and dates are available below:
7/10/12 – Toronto, Canada @ Kool Haus
7/12/12 – Thunder Bay, Canada @ Crocks
7/13/12 – Fargo, ND @ The Venue at the Hub
7/14/12 – Kearney, NE @ Viaero Event Center
7/16/12 – Evansville, IN @ Victory Theatre
7/18/12 – Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note
7/19/12 – Des Moines, IA @ Val Air Ballroom
7/20/12 – Davenport, IA @ Adler Theatre
7/21/12 – St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
7/23/12 – Winnipeg, Canada @ Pantages Playhouse Theatre
7/24/12 – Saskatoon, Canada @ Odeon Events Centre
7/26/12 – Edmonton, Canada @ Edmonton Events Centre
7/27/12 – Calgary, Canada @ MacEwan Hall Ballroom
7/28/12 – Missoula, MT @ Adams Center
7/30/12 – Billings, MT @ Shrine Auditorium
7/31/12 – Casper, WY @ Casper Events Center Arena
8/2/12 – Bismarck, ND @ Bismarck Civic Center
8/3/12 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Sioux Empire Fair
8/6/12 – Omaha, NE @ Sokol Underground
8/8/12 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
8/10/12 – Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
8/11/12 – Birch Run, MI @ Birch Run Expo Center
8/12/12 – Traverse City, MI @ Ground Zero
8/14/12 – Dayton, OH @ McGuffy’s House of Rock
8/15/12 – Indianpolis, IN @ Emerson Theatre
8/17/12 – Bonner Springs, KS @ Capitol Federal Park at Sandstone
8/18/12 – Little Rock, AR @ Arkansas State Fairgrounds
8/19/12 – Maryland Heights, MO @ Verizon Wireless-MO
8/21/12 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre
8/22/12 – Tinley Park, IL @ First Midwest Bank Pavilion
8/24/12 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
8/25/12 – Geddes, NY @ New York State Fair
8/26/12 – Mansfield, MA @ Comcast Center
8/28/12 – Scranton, PA @ Toyota Pavilion
8/29/12 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
8/31/12 – Burgettstown, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion
9/1/12 – Saratoga, NY @ SPAC
9/2/12 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
9/5/12 – Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligans
9/7/12 – St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
11/27/12 – Fort Lauderdale, FL as part of the Shiprocked Cruise
Find In This Moment online:
Please see below for the DVD documentary trailer for Canadian rock phenomenon DANKO JONES’s DVD collection, Bring On The Mountain, in stores now. The two-disc DVD features a comprehensive 90 minute documentary spanning the band’s incredible career, including a slew of exclusive live clips from some of their most memorable performances from around the world. In order to give their fans the best viewing experience possible, the band has blended the greatest clips and moments captured on video throughout their career—forming the outstanding DVD that rabid DANKO JONES fans have been clamoring for. Shot by the Diamond Bros., the documentary offers a unique insight into the ups and downs of one of the hardest working bands around today.
An extra special treat for fans comes in the format of a short film titled The Ballad of Danko Jones. Based on Danko Jones’ most recent video trilogy, the film features actors Elijah Wood, Selma Blair, Ralph Macchio, Jena Malone, musicians Lemmy (Motorhead), Mike Watt (Minutemen, fIREHOSE), and many other familiar faces. All 19 music videos the band has ever made, including videos that have not been available in over 10 years, are also included.
DANKO JONES recently wrapped up recording a new album at Noble Street Studios in their hometown of Toronto, ON with producer Matt DeMatteo, and is currently in Vancouver working on the final mixes with engineer Mike Fraser. The currently untitled album is expected to be released early fall 2012.
Watch the Bring On The Mountain Documentary trailer here: http://cdn.topspin.net/api/v3/player/144164
Short Film The Ballad of Danko Jones trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9HR3hmZpGI
Full DVD trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQ4no-VvLbg
Less than two years after the release of their last record, the critically acclaimed Mammoth, BEARDFISH have returned with a new masterpiece, THE VOID, which will be released August 28 via InsideOut Music. The album is darker and heavier, and in some parts even has a bit of a metal edge to it, while still incorporating all that BEARDFISH and their typical warm retro-sound stand for.
The band comments: “We went full-on with this one… We’ve had some trouble in the past conveying our live energy on the studio albums. This is the one that shines through! It’s an album about loss. It’s about love. It celebrates both life and death and the struggle in between to heal the wounds that don’t show and to actually take the step to move forward in life. We’ve been waiting to share these songs with all of you for a while now and we, Beardfish, are really proud to present to you ‘The Void’.”
01 Intro (by Andy Tillison)
02 Voluntary Slavery
03 Turn To Gravel
04 They Whisper
05 This Matter Of Mine
06 Seventeen Again
07 Ludvig & Sverker
08 He Already Lives In You
III. The Void
IV. Note (reprise)
10 Where The Lights Are Low
11 Ludvig & Sverker Solo Piano Version
Rikard Sjöblom – vocals, keyboards
David Zackrinsson – guitars
Robert Hansen – bass
Magnus Östgren – drums
Fran En Plats Du Ej Kan Se (2003)
The Sane Day (2006)
Sleeping In Traffic: Part One (2007)
Sleeping In Traffic: Part Two (2008)
Destined Solitaire (2009)
The Void (2012)
For more information on BEARDFISH, please contact:
It isn’t a big new release in the world of hard rock and metal, but there are some notable releases worth checking out.
New Releases for 7/10/12
P.O.D. – Murdered Love
Blackmore’s Night – Knight in York
Kadavar – S/T
Two Minutes To Midnght: A Millenium Tribute to Iron Maiden
Mercury Tide – Killing Saw
Staind – Live From Mohegan Sun
Serj Tankian – Harakiri