Italian metal band SECRET SPHERE sings worlwide management deal with Germany’s ROCK N GROWL MANAGEMENT.
Guitarist Aldo Lonobile says: “We are excited to welcome ROCK N GROWL to the SECRET SPHERE family and we look forward to making big stept in taking SECRET SPHERE to the masses. Our goal is get out and play to as many people as possible over the next few years, and with Axel’s experience and extensive network of contacts, we are confident we have the right guy beside us“.
SECRET SPHERE recently announced new vocalist Michele Luppi to the group’s ranks. Michele Luppi is one of the top class italian singer’s, well known for his past work with Italy’s Vision Divine, finnish power/progessive metal band Thaurorod and Italy’s Killing Touch.
The band’s current lineup consists of the following:
Aldo Lonobile – Rythm and lead guitar
Michele Luppi – Vocals
Andrea Buratto – Bass
Gabriele Ciaccia – Keyboards
Marco Pastorino – Rythm guitars
Federico Pennazzato – Drums
“Portrait of a Dying Heart“, the band’s seventh LP, is scheduled for a 2012 release date through Warner Music (Japan) and Scarlet Records (Rest of World).
SECRET SPHERE, a name guaranteed to make every metal freak’s heart beat faster with excitement and anticipation. Crediting bands likeHELLOWEEN, ANGRA, DREAM THEATER and SAVATAGE as their biggest influences, SECRET SPHERE manage to honour the heritage of such big names while creating their very own brand of METAL.
Check out the brand new clip, “Still Swingin’ ” from Papa Roach!
SCREENVISION BRINGS “HUNGARIAN RHAPSODY: QUEEN LIVE IN BUDAPEST ’86”
TO THE BIG SCREEN FOR THE FIRST TIME IN CINEMAS NATIONWIDE
Re-Mastered Queen Concert Film, Featuring New Mini-Documentary with
Archive Footage, Some Never Before Seen
Comes to the Big Screen Beginning September 20th
Limited Engagement Features Last Tour with Freddie Mercury Performing Classics Like “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” and “We Are the Champions”
Screenvision, in an alliance with More2Screen and Eagle Rock, brings Queen, one of the world’s most iconic British rock bands, to the big screen with the feature presentation of “Hungarian Rhapsody: Queen Live in Budapest ’86.” Originally filmed on July 27, 1986, this Queen concert film has been re-mastered for digital cinema in high definition with 5.1 surround sound and features many of the band’s most popular tracks, including “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” “I Want to Break Free” and “We Are the Champions.”
Part of the hugely successful Magic Tour, this concert is significant because it was the last time Queen toured with their late lead singer Freddie Mercury. It was also the largest stadium concert ever staged at the Népstadion in Budapest, in front of 80,000 ecstatic fans – three years before the fall of the Berlin Wall.
This special performance is introduced with a 25-minute documentary feature including rare footage – some of which has never been seen before – that gives the inside track on events, following the band from just after their historic performance at Live Aid in 1985 through the year leading up to the concert in Budapest. Using archive footage from rehearsals, interviews with the band in studio and on the road during the Magic Tour, this fascinating feature has been specially created for this new cinema release. Fans worldwide can be part of this celebration of Queen’s global appeal as this event is shown in movie theaters across the U.S. in a limited engagement on September 20, 23 and 27, 2012. For information and tickets go to www.QueenOnScreen.com.
“We’re delighted that Queen fans across the world will finally have the chance to relive this amazing moment for the band. We knew a stadium concert in Budapest was ground-breaking, but hadn’t quite anticipated what a historic night it would turn out to be. The concert looks fantastic on the cinema screen in all its digitally re-mastered glory and the documentary does a great job of setting the scene – it really was an extraordinary time in the band’s history.” – Brian May and Roger Taylor
Darryl Schaffer, EVP of Exhibitor Relations, Screenvision said: “We’re thrilled to bring Queen’s amazing stage performance to the big screen for the first time here in the U.S. With their unique cross-generational appeal, we are certain this will be a must-see event for music lovers and moviegoers of all ages, both their original fans and the younger ones who continue to discover the majesty of their music each passing year.”
Throughout the band’s 40 year career Queen set precedents within rock music that will never be equalled. With over 170 million global album sales, 18 Number One Albums, 10 Number One DVD’s, 700 concerts performed in every corner of the world including their historic appearance at Live Aid, the Queen story is one of the most remarkable in pop history. The band continues to hold the record for having the UK’s biggest selling album of all time with Greatest Hits. Their single “Bohemian Rhapsody” is year on year voted the best single of all time. Their classic stadium anthems “We Will Rock You” and “We Are the Champions” have become the most played songs at sporting events throughout the world, including dominating this year’s Olympic Games in London.
Headquartered in New York, N.Y., Screenvision is a national leader in cinema advertising, offering on-screen advertising, in-lobby promotions and integrated marketing programs to national, regional and local advertisers and providing comprehensive cinema advertising representation services for its theatrical exhibitors. The Screenvision cinema advertising network is comprised of over 14,300 screens in 2,350+ theater locations across all 50 states and 94% of DMAs nationwide; delivering through more than 150 theatrical circuits, including 10 of the top 15 exhibitor companies. For more information: http://www.screenvision.com.
More2Screen is the UK’s leading distributor of alternative content events with more than six years of experience acquiring and distributing world–class opera, ballet, music concerts, theatre and special event films to cinemas across the globe. New content is being added to a fast–growing portfolio on a regular basis and productions released internationally include 2D/3D LIVE and recorded formats.
ABOUT EAGLE ROCK
Eagle Rock Entertainment is an international media production and distribution company operating across audiovisual entertainment programming. Eagle Rock Entertainment works directly alongside talent to produce the highest quality programming output covering film, general entertainment and musical performance. Eagle Rock Entertainment has offices based in London, New York, Germany, France & Toronto.
Check out the trailer for Hungarian Rhapsody below!
KOI NO YOKAN was recorded in Los Angeles, CA with Nick Raskulinecz (Alice In Chains, Foo Fighters, Rush) who also produced Diamond Eyes. Front man Chino Moreno summed up Deftones’ sound in a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, saying “Obviously we’re an aggressive band – not the heaviest, but there’s a lot of attack. He continues, “But there’s also this lush beauty that flows within everything that we do, and that’s my favorite part of the band. To me, it’s the epitome of what the Deftones do.”
From their 1994 debut Adrenaline to their platinum-certified, Billboard chart-topping, Grammy-winning breakthrough album White Pony, Deftones have continually crossed-over genres, defied categorization and delivered compelling live performances around the world. The Sacramento band’s 2010 release Diamond Eyes was named iTunes’ “Rock Album of the Year,” as well as KERRANG!’s 2010 Album of the Year. Diamond Eyes also graced many other critics and readers “Best Of” lists, including MySpace, AOL Noisecreep, Alternative Press, MOG, and Drowned In Sound.
Deftones US tour dates are below.
9/22/2012 – Irvine, CA – Epicenter Festival
9/23/2012 – Sacramento, CA – Aftershock Festival
10/9/2012 – Ventura, CA – Ventura Theatre
10/10/2012 – San Francisco, CA – Warfield
10/12/2012 – Portland, OR – Roseland Ballroom
10/13/2012 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SODO
10/14/2012 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore
10/16/2012 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
10/17/2012 – Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue
10/19/2012 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
10/20/2012 – Kansas City, MO – Harrah’s
10/21/2012 – Columbia, MO – Blue Note
10/23/2012 – Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
10/24/2012 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
10/26/2012 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live
10/28/2012 -Philadelphia, PA – The Electric Factory
10/29/2012 – Boston, MA – HOB Boston
10/30/2012 – New York, NY – Terminal 5
Stay tuned to Deftones.com for more information on the tour, including additional dates as well as the latest Deftones news.
Australian rockers Hands Like Houses released a video for “This Ain’t No Place For Animals,” the second single off of the band’s debut album Ground Dweller. The Rise Records act has been actively touring the US since making its debut on the “Freshman Class Tour of ’12″ and then the “All Stars Tour.”
Hands Like Houses released Ground Dweller in March which debuted at #2 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart, #21 on Billboard US Indie Chart, and #141 on Billboard Top 200. The band will be heading out this fall on the “Collide With The Sky Tour,” with Pierce The Veil headlining and Sleeping With Sirens and Tonight Alive rounding out the bill. Dates can be seen below.
October 12th – The Glass House – Pomona, CA
October 13th – Soma – San Diego, CA
October 14th – Nile Theatre – Mesa, AZ
October 17th – The Door – Dallas, TX
October 18th – White Rabbit – San Antonio, TX
October 19th – Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
October 21st – Rocketown – Nashville, TN
October 23rd – The Plaza Theatre – Orlando, FL
October 24th – Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
October 25th – The State Theatre – St. Petersburg, FL
October 26th – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
October 27th – Greene Street – Greensboro, NC
October 28th – Recher Theatre – Towson, MD
October 30th – Theater Of The Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
October 31st – Northern Lights – Clifton Park, NY
November 2nd – The Palladium – Worcester, MA
November 3rd – Theatre Corona – Montreal, Canada
November 4th – The Opera House – Toronto, Canada
November 6th – Mr Smalls – Pittsburgh, PA
November 7th – Houses Of Blues – Cleveland, OH
November 8th – The Crofoot – Pontiac, MI
November 9th – Houses Of Blues – Chicago, IL
November 10th – Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN
November 12th – The Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
November 14th – In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT
November 16th – The Corazon – Seattle, WA
November 17th – Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR
November 18th – Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA
November 20th – Slims – San Francisco, CA
November 21st – House Of Blues, Los Angeles, CA
November 23rd – Hard Rock Cafe – Las Vegas, NV
Black Country Communion the Anglo-American rock group comprising vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Trapeze), drummer Jason Bonham (Led Zeppelin, Foreigner), Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater, Alice Cooper, Billy Idol) and blues-rock guitarist/vocalist Joe Bonamassa, release their third album, ‘Afterglow’, via Mascot Records on Monday October 29th.
Like its two predecessors, ‘Afterglow’ was produced by Kevin Shirley, whose catalogue of hit records for Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, Aerosmith and the Black Crowes has made him the hottest producer that rock music has to offer. Shirley – who had the idea of putting Hughes and Bonamassa together in a band after seeing them jam onstage back in 2009 – is the group’s unofficial ‘fifth member’.
The additions of Jason Bonham, esteemed son of Led Zeppelin’s John, who took his father’s place when the legendary group made musical history by reuniting at London’s O2 Arena in December 2007, and the in-demand Derek Sherinian, makes BCC a force to be reckoned with.
Both BCC’s previous offerings (2010’s eponymous debut album and 2011’s “2”) have gone straight in at #1 on the official UK Rock Album Chart. Embraced by the UK’s music press, Black Country Communion were voted “Best New Band” by the listeners of Planet Rock Radio and won “Best Breakthrough” at the prestigious Classic Rock Magazine Roll Of Honour Awards in 2011.
1. Big Train
2. This is Your Time
3. Midnight Sun
5. Cry Freedom
8. The Circle
9. Common Man
10. The Giver
11. The Crawl
Black Stone Cherry has created a new lyric video for their song “Like I Roll”. This clip was created by the band themselves. Check it out!
October 12th will be the day for MAGICA to release their new album “Center Of The Great Unknown”, two and a half years after their latest piece of work, “Dark Diary”.
The “Center Of The Great Unknown” tracklist has been unveiled now:
01. Center Of The Great Unknown
03. King Of The World
05. The Earth Is Young ?
06. Step Into The Night
07. No Horizon
08. One Angry Gaia
09. Mark Of Cain
10. Under The Auroras
11. Daca 2012 ( Bonus Track)
Bandleader Bogdan Coesta comments:
“The album’s concept is based on “The Diary of Admiral R. E. Byrd”, “Godess of Atvatabar” by W. Bradshaw, “Beasts, Men and Gods” by F.A. Ossendowsky and a few more authors and adventurers.”
Voodoo Circle’s”Broken Heart Syndrome” album was THE Classic Hard Rock masterpiece of 2011: after sensational chart success and a great tour with SINNER, Alex Beyrodt’s VOODOO CIRCLE has now extended its deal with AFM Records and is working on a new album. It will be titled “More Than One Way Hom” and is expected to be released in early 2013.
Better late than never….
There are plenty of cool releases this week including the new Saga CD 20/20, the full length CD Who Cares from Ian Gillan & Tony Iommi (lots of goodies on this one). The Last Vegas has finally released the follow up to their excellent 2009 CD, Whatever Gets You Off. A Killer CD/DVD Combo from Triumph and some excellent melodic rock from HESS and Eclipse. Check below for the full list!
Ian Gillan & Tony Iommi – Who Cares
Saga – 20/20
HESS – Living In Yesterday
The Last Vegas – Bad Decisions
Eclipse – Bleed & Scream
Triumph – LIve At Sweden Rock Festival (CD & DVD)
Chariot – One Wing
Beardfish – One Wing
Scum of the Earth – The Devil Made Me Do It
Gypsyhawk – Revelry & Resilience
Joe Stump – Revenge of the Shredlord
Circle of Light – Rebirth
Stealing Axion – Moments
World Fire Brigade – Spreading My Wings
Andrew W.K. – I Get Wet (10th Anniversary Special Edition)
An Intimate Portrait
By Richard Bienstock, Photography By Robert Knight, Foreword By Ronnie Wood, Preface By Joe Perry
Hardcover | $29.99 | 144 Pages
Guns N’ Roses’ 1987 debut, Appetite for Destruction, is eighteen times platinum, has sold over twenty-eight million copies, and launched the career of modern Guitar God, Slash. Over the past twenty-five years, Slash’s cool stage presence, gloriously unkempt hair, iconic top hat, and soulful guitar virtuosity has been the epitome of contemporary hard rock. Slash: An Intimate Portraittakes you beyond the glitz and mystique, to reveal the warmth, charm, and humility of one of popular music’s most revered rockers.
In addition to his cherished work with G N’ R, Slash’s journey spans working with Michael Jackson, Fergie, Iggy Pop, Lenny Kravitz, the supergroup Velvet Revolver, and releasing two critically acclaimed solo albums. Robert Knight’s photographs in Slash: An Intimate Portrait trace significant milestones over twenty years in Slash’s career, showing him onstage, in the studio, and at home. Knight’s talent for capturing the true essence of his subject is on full display: Candid, dramatic, and often funny. These photos take us beyond the big hair, the big hat, and the huge guitar riffs to underscore the larger-than-life personality and genuine enthusiasm that have made Slash one of rock’s most recognizable figures for more than three decades. With over one hundred arresting and never-before-published color and B&W photos, and warmly candid insights from Slash himself, this fascinating book frames a real and complete perspective of today’s most iconic guitarist.
Slash: An Intimate Portrait features an entertaining and insightful foreword by close friend and legend in his own right, Rolling Stones’ guitarist Ronnie Wood, and a witty and thoughtful preface from Aerosmith’s Joe Perry. The book also has revelatory text by noted rock scribe Richard Bienstock. Slash: An Intimate Portrait is a treat for guitar heads, rock buffs, and pop music fans. Plus, it will be released just in time to visually complement an upcoming special edition of Slash’s highly regarded sophomore solo record, Apocalyptic Love.
Richard Bienstock is a senior editor with Guitar World Magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado Magazine. He is also a musician and journalist whose writing has appeared in numerous U.S. and international publications. He lives in New York City.
Robert Knight is a longtime photographer whose lens has captured guitar legends including Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Steve Vai, and Eric Clapton. His work is exhibited in over two hundred Guitar Center locations. He lives in Las Vegas.
Ronnie Wood is a guitarist for the Rolling Stones. In 2001, he formed the Ronnie Wood Band, of which Slash was a member. Wood lives in London, UK.
Joe Perry is the lead guitarist for one of the most revered bands in rock history, Aerosmith, playing on classic albums such as Toys in the Attic, Rocks, and Permanent Vacation. He has also released a number of well-received solo albums.
ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK UPROAR FESTIVAL
FEATURES FULL DAY OF MUSIC INCLUDING
STAIND, ADELITAS WAY AND MORE
FESTIVAL SPONSORS OFFER FANS VARIOUS ONSITE OPPORTUNITIES,
INCLUDING SIGNINGS WITH UPROAR BANDS
The third annual Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival is now in its second week, with shows through September 30 in Albuquerque, NM. At each show, the festival area features a variety of activities, information booths and vendors throughout the afternoon and evening. Fans who arrive early will also have the chance to meet some of their favorite bands at the Rockstar Energy Drink Tent, Best Buy Music Gear Tent, Ernie Ball Tent and Zippo Tent.
The Rockstar Energy Drink Main Stage will feature performances from multiplatinum rock bands Shinedown, Godsmack, and Staind, 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 including 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.
Also check out Godsmack in the latest UPROAR TV video clip, available at http://youtu.be/iKUIiLo2Mhs.
Here’s a list of various onsite activities and promotions, as well as information about the sponsors of this year’s Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival:
Rockstar Energy Drink: Sample Rockstar Energy Drink at the booth and catch Fozzy and P.O.D. doing daily autograph signings. Rockstar is the world’s most powerful energy drink. Enhanced with the potent herbal blend of Guarana, Ginkgo, Ginseng and Milk Thistle, Rockstar is formulated to provide an incredible energy boost for those who lead active and exhausting lifestyles – from athletes to rock stars. Rockstar Energy Drink is available in eighteen amazing flavors: Original, Sugar Free, Zero Carb, Juiced Mango Orange Passion Fruit, Juiced Guava, Juiced Pomegranate, Tropical Punched, Punched Citrus, Roasted Mocha, Roasted Latte, Roasted Light Vanilla, Roasted Espresso, Energy Cola, Recovery Lemonade, Recovery Grape, Recovery Orange, Pink, and 2X. Rockstar Energy Drink is available at convenience and grocery retail outlets across the United States, Canada, Australia, Austria, Belgium, France, Ireland, New Zealand, Japan, Germany, Switzerland, Finland, Spain, The Netherlands, the United Arab Emirates, Greece, Mexico, the Philippines and throughout the United Kingdom. Rockstar Energy Drink supports the active Rockstar lifestyle. In Motocross, Music, Supercross, FMX, Off Road Racing, MotoGP, Road Racing, Rally Racing, Rallycross, Snowboard, Snowmobile, Ski, Surf, Skate, Wake, MMA, Boxing, Bull Riding, BMX, and BMX Racing. Go to www.rockstar69.com or www.facebook.com/rockstar for athlete, music, and event updates. Check out videos, profiles, and product information.
Family Guy: 20th Television is always looking to reach viewers in fresh and engaging ways. This year, to promote Family Guy 5 Nights week for fall, we chose the Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival Integration as the perfect vehicle to celebrate one of the most iconic shows on TV today. UPROAR’s combination of talented and on brand artists, custom promotion across multiple media channels, and a powerhouse team of experts dedicated to the success of our program, makes this the first of what we hope will be many future ventures together.
Jägermeister: Check out the Jägermeister Stage with performances from Fozzy, Candlelight Red and more. Jägermeister, which translates to “master hunter,” is one of the top shot brands in the world and sold in more than 80 countries worldwide. The liqueur is based on a secret recipe of 56 herbs, blossoms, roots and fruits from around the world. Jägermeister, with the distinctive square bottle, was developed in 1934 in Germany. The brand quickly gained global fame through its innovative marketing, unique taste profile and its association with good times. Jägermeister, which is dedicated to music not underage drinking, is proud to be part of the music scene and an active supporter of up-and-coming musicians worldwide.
Ernie Ball: Check out the Ernie Ball Stage with performances from P.O.D., Deuce, Redlight King, Mindset Evolution (last year’s Battle Of The Bands winner), and the local market winner of the Ernie Ball Battle Of The Bands powered by Imagen Records. In 1962, veteran player and teacher Ernie Ball created Slinkys®, the iconic light gauge electric guitar strings widely revered by hundreds of guitar greats including Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Jimmy Page, The Edge and John Mayer. In addition to hand crafting high-end Music Man® guitars and basses, Ernie Ball Inc. offers state-of-the-art instrument accessories that are carried in more than 6,000 stores in the U.S. and 120 countries worldwide. The family-run company maintains its founder’s dedication to preserving the musician’s playing experience and delivering superior sound quality through the development of new products, such as the revolutionary Element Shield Packaging which hermetically seals guitar strings keeping each set as fresh as the day they were made. The company also fosters artist development through musician-focused programs such as the Golden Pick promotion featuring Slash and Eric Clapton, and the world’s largest and longest running Battle of the Bands, where unsigned bands compete each year for the chance to play on multiple tours and win tons of prizes.
Imagen Records: Based in the Washington, D.C. area, Imagen artists represent the best in rock, pop, hip-hop and R&B. Founded by a musician and business person Bob Winegard, Imagen artists enjoy a fully collaborative artist development process with a 360 degree perspective. As a label that was founded in 2007, Imagen employs the newest most innovative methods to maximize use of new media and technologies including new fanbase management and content delivery methods. Catch the local winner of the Ernie Ball Battle Of The Bands powered by Imagen Records in each city.
truth: truth is not anti-smoker or even anti-smoking. It’s anti-the tobacco industry manipulating their products, research and advertising to secure replacements for the 1,200 customers they “lose” every day in America. You know, because they die. truth is teaming up with the Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival to bring its distinctive orange “truth truck” and dynamic truth tour riders to tour stops across the country. Trucks are rigged with a DJ booth and sound system, a dance floor, a lounge area and more, in order to help tour riders share information about tobacco products, and give teens the knowledge needed to make informed choices about smoking.
Zippo: Zippo is proud to be a part of the 2012 Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival! Zippo will give fans onsite a special code that is good for exclusive free music downloads at ZippoEncore.com and a free t-shirt with purchase!
Schecter Guitars®:As Schecter Guitar Research moves into its 36th year in business, they have solidified their elite status as one of the world’s premier guitar companies. Its continually evolving and expanding line of guitars and basses appeals to a broad spectrum of players and diverse musical styles. Its core business practice offers high-quality instruments with professional components at an affordable price. One of the company’s strongest assets is its growing roster of high-profile artists, including Disturbed, Avenged Sevenfold, The Cure, Papa Roach, Seether, Prince, Stone Temple Pilots, Nevermore and Black Label Society.
Best Buy: Buy the CD, meet the bands! Shinedown, Staind and Deuce will be signing at the Best Buy Tent daily (find the schedule in the Tour Dates section at www.RockstarUPROAR.com). You can also buy CDs from P.O.D., Fozzy, In This Moment, Thousand Foot Krutch, Redlight King and Adelitas Way at the Best Buy Tent to meet these bands who will be signing at other booths in the festival area.
Matador Beef Jerky: MATADOR Beef Jerky and Snack Sticks give you an opportunity to break away from the ordinary and try something new! Our beef jerky is extra tender so it’s easier to eat, and is loaded with bold flavor (in five varieties!). Snack sticks, in three great flavors, make eating on-the-go easy and delicious. MATADOR is the perfect companion for all your music experiences, no matter what sounds move you! Visit us at the show and online at https://www.facebook.com/matador.
Slurpee: I mean what’s better than drinking a Slurpee? Drinking a FREE Slurpee! Come celebrate an awesome day of music, fun and free Slurpee drinks with us at this year’s Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival. Stop by the Slurpee truck, try one of the summer’s limited time flavors, grab yourself a coupon and spin to win other fun free prizes…We’ll be the ones with all the crazy dance moves.
Army: UPROAR is Army Strong! Stop by the U.S. Army booth in Pittsburg and Portland for a chance to win meet and greet passes and autographed UPROAR posters and
pick up your free gift!
Air Force Reserve: President Harry Truman called for the formation of the Air Force Reserve in 1948, just a year after the United States Air Force was formed. Originally, the Reserve was conceived as a “stand by” force for emergencies. But in February 1997, the Air Force Reserve changed from a Field Operating Agency to a Major Command (MAJCOM). Since then, the over 71,000-member force has evolved into the Air Force’s Wingman, performing the same missions and working side-by-side on the same equipment. The Air Force Reserve is an exciting, vibrant part of the nation’s defense. It offers similar benefits afforded to those on active duty, with one major addition: the benefit of time. Time to be with your family, time to work at your civilian career, and time to serve your country. An ideal option for those who have never been in the military and want to participate without being on full-time active duty, the Reserve is also a great way for those in other branches of the military to continue their benefits. Those include educational and retirement programs; starting their civilian careers with the stability of a second paycheck; and continuing the camaraderie and adventure only available through the service. For more information on the Air Force Reserve go to www.afreserve.com or call 1-800-257-1212.
Air National Guard: Experience the pride of serving your community and your country, serving part-time in the Air National Guard. For more information, visit the Air National Guard at GoANG.com or call 1-800-TO-GO-ANG.
Lunarpages: Rocking the internet since 1998, Lunarpages has served over 150K customers worldwide! We offer services that range from domain name registration, personal hosting packages all the way to fully managed enterprise solutions. Some of our customers include Wilwood Brakes, Stetson, The Smithsonian, Hinder, Premiere Motorsports Group, Bon Jovi, The Adam Carolla Show, NASCAR driver Carle Edwards and SGE Entertainment. Sign up now to receive 50% off and start your rockin’ website! http://www.lunarpages.com/uproar
Hands That Rock: Stage Hands Massage Therapy, founded by Darcy Lynch and Cindy Gottfried, has started a non-profit subsidiary, “The Hands That Rock,” whose mission is to develop programs concerned with music education, performance, related resources and outreach for individuals and groups in need. It will additionally address community initiatives associated with such outreach programs and groups to include environmental, social and health-related concerns to help create a suitable environment for the creation and performance of music.
The Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival
is made possible through the support of sponsors including
Rockstar Energy Drink, Family Guy, Jägermeister, Ernie Ball, Imagen Records, truth,
Zippo Lighters, Schecter Guitars, Best Buy, Matador Beef Jerky, Slurpee, Army,
Air Force Reserve, Air National Guard, Lunarpages, Hands That Rock, and South Surf.
Frontiers Records is proud to announce the return of melodic hard rockers, Dokken; the band’s 11th studio album (and their first in North America for the Frontiers Records label), BROKEN BONES, has been confirmed for a September 25th North American street date. The album will be released in two configurations: standard CD and limited edition CD in digipak with a bonus DVD, which features a comprehensive “Making Of The Album” documentary. BROKEN BONES is produced by Dokken frontman and namesake, Don Dokken, and is mixed Bob St. John (Extreme, Duran Duran, Collective Soul) and Wyn Davis (Black Sabbath, Dio, Whitesnake) and mastered by famed engineer Maor Appelbaum (Halford, Yngwie Malmsteen, Sepultura). The new set features a return to the band’s signature sound of catchy melodies, hot riffs and monster production. Don Dokken commented, “We’ve never had a #1 hit; we’ve just kept touring winning fans over one by one.” The first single from the album will be “Empire”; click here to check out a sample of the song. Please see below for the track listing for BROKEN BONES.
Dokken exploded out of the hotbed that was the hard rock and heavy metal scene in Los Angeles in the early ’80s. Such classic albums as TOOTH AND NAIL, UNDER LOCK AND KEY and BACK FOR THE ATTACK were all certified multi-platinum, with songs like “Alone Again,” “Just Got Lucky,” “Into the Fire,” “It’s Not Love” and “Dream Warriors” still being regarded as amongst the genre’s finest. Dokken was one of the first groups to sell a million copies of their DVD “Unchain The Night.” The group continues to tour the world extensively and has shared the stage with AC/DC, Metallica, Aerosmith, Judas Priest, Van Halen, Kiss, Scorpions, Bon Jovi and many more. To date, the band has sold upwards of 10 million albums worldwide. The group has been nominated for a Grammy as well as an American Music Award. In 1988, Don was awarded the keys to the city of Los Angeles by Mayor Tom Bradley declaring January 27th as “Dokken Day” for his charity contributions to the Los Angeles Children’s Hospital. Dokken is: Don Dokken (vocals), Mick Brown (drums), Jon Levin (guitar) and Sean McNabb (bass).
BROKEN BONES track listing:
2. Broken Bones
3. Best Of Me
6. Victim Of The Crime
7. Burning Tears
9. For The Last Time
10. Fade Away
ARANDA SIGN WITH WIND-UP RECORDS
NEW SINGLE “SATISFIED” NO. 15 AND CLIMBING AT ROCK RADIO
ALBUM IN STORES OCTOBER 16th
Wind-Up Records has signed hard rock buzz band ARANDA and set an October 16th release date for the group’s new album, STOP THE WORLD.
The Oklahoma City-based duo of brothers Dameon (guitar/vocals) and Gabe Aranda (keyboard/vocals) are already blanketing the airwaves with their Top 20 hit single, “Satisfied,” currently No. 15 and climbing on the Active Rock Chart. Grammy-nominated producer Johnny K (Disturbed, Staind) produced the song (and album), which the band has been playing live during their nationwide tour with Saving Abel and Redlight King, and most recently with Theory of a Dead Man.
Over the course of the past few years, Aranda has built a diehard following with guitar-driven, hook-filled rock tracks and constant touring, including dates with bands such as Stone Temple Pilots, All American Rejects, Staind and Papa Roach, among others. In 2009, multi-platinum artist Kelly Clarkson hand-picked two Aranda songs to cover on her album, All I Ever Wanted — including the high-energy in-your-face song of rebellion, “Whyyawannabringmedown” and “All I Ever Wanted,” which became the title for Clarkson’s album. That same year Aranda’s “Whyyawannabringmedown” was selected by the WWE as the theme song for the pay-per-view event, The Bash.
“We are thrilled to be working with Aranda,” says Wind-up General Manager Alan Galbraith. “Through great songwriting and relentless touring they have accomplished much already, both on the road and at radio. We look forward to building on that momentum and taking them to the next level.”
Wind-up Records is a privately-owned, full-service music entertainment firm founded in 1997. The Company has successfully launched numerous multi-platinum artists, including Evanescence, Creed, Seether, and Finger Eleven and has further built on the successes of The Darkness, Five for Fighting, James Durbin and O.A.R. In addition to these marquee acts, Wind-up has scouted and developed several award-winning, newer artists, such as Civil Twilight, Young Guns, Company of Thieves, Jillette Johnson and Thriving Ivory.
Wind-up brings a unique approach to developing and breaking bands. Since its inception nearly 15 years ago, the Company has shipped over 60 million units worldwide. Wind-up has garnered seven multi-platinum albums (including one diamond – sales over 10 million) and seven gold albums.
Additionally, Wind-up has licensed music to high-profile television shows and motion pictures, including several movie soundtracks, most notably, the platinum selling “Walk the Line”. Combining a team of creative A&R scouts, in-house writers, and engineers with its own recording studio, Wind-up cultivates a fluid and collaborative recording process with its artists, independent of points in their career. Additionally, as pioneers of the 360-degree deal, Wind-up umbrellas several other entities, including various publishing companies, a touring division, a television corporation, and Pronto Merch, a full-service merchandise company.
Iconic Entertainer Joins GOP in Tampa to Help Show America is “Back in the Game”
You can still rock in America — and with his blend of common-sense conservatism and rock n’ roll credentials, Jack Blades is out to prove it. The songwriter, bassist, lead singer and front man of Night Ranger and Damn Yankees is in Tampa, Florida this week to participate in the 2012 Republican National Convention, where he’ll perform “Back in the Game,” the lead track from his latest solo effort, Rock ‘n Roll Ride, and make appearances in support of Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan and other GOP candidates.
“This country was built on the hard work of individual Americans who took a chance and pursued a dream,” says Blades, who has sold more than 25 million albums throughout his remarkable career and performed in front of millions of fans worldwide. ”Too often today I see that sort of initiative being discouraged and punished. We can do better. That’s why I’m honored to have been asked to be involved in the convention.”
Blades’ music has long had a patriotic flavor, evident in Night Ranger’s classic 1983 hit “(You Can Still) Rock in America” and emerging more recently in his solo hit “Back in the Game,” the video for which made its debut earlier this year on radio and TV host Sean Hannity’s website. Night Ranger also performed for U.S. troops stationed at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in 2008, an experience Blades found deeply inspiring.
With a career spanning three decades, Blades has recorded with, penned songs and produced albums for some of the music industry’s biggest names, including Aerosmith, Cher, Ringo Starr, Alice Cooper, Roger Daltrey, Journey, Vince Neil, Ozzy Osbourne, Styx, Ted Nugent, and Motley Crue.
Blades has brought his common-sense conservatism and passion for America to television, appearing as a guest on Fox News’ “Hannity” and “Red Eye” programs.
Blades’ music has been featured in films such as Armageddon, Oscar-nominated Boogie Nights, Tommy Boy; television shows such as South Park and American Dad, the wildly successful Rock Band and Guitar Hero video games; and the Rock of Ages hit Broadway musical and feature film.
Live concert event with the #1 selling artists to be televised nationally September 8th
Multi-platinum artists Linkin Park will broadcast LIVE for one night only on Saturday, September 8 exclusively on AXS TV, Linkin Park and AXS TV co-founder and President Mark Cuban jointly announced today.
Fans at home will get a chance to see one of the summer’s most successful and acclaimed tours LIVE as Linkin Park closes out the North American leg of their blockbuster Honda Civic Tour. Along with over 25,000 fans inside The Home Depot Center in Carson, California, the AXS TV audience will experience the electricity of the live concert event as the Grammy Award winning band brings it’s latest album, LIVING THINGS to life along with its catalog of chart-topping songs.
“AXS TV is the perfect home for Linkin Park and the electric show they give fans every night,” said Mark Cuban. “Our audience will experience this Linkin Park concert event in the exact way the band intended– engaged, electrifying and, most importantly, 100% LIVE. We are excited to bring their music to our national audience and invite Linkin Park to BURN IT DOWN live on AXS TV.”
“If you couldn’t make it out to the shows, this is the closest experience you will get,” said lead singer Chester Bennington. “ This has been an incredible tour, and we’re excited for our fans to see it in the highest quality.”
“Co-produced by Shinoda and long time collaborator Rick Rubin, the material is the bands most powerful since its megahit 2000 debut.”
~ Rolling Stone raved of Linkin Park’s LIVING THINGS
Additionally, AXS TV will be giving away the Linkin Park All-AXS Prize Pack and other prizes via the Linkin Park Tab on the AXS TV Concerts Facebook page (http://bddy.me/P8hF53). The Linkin Park All-AXS Prize Pack, which includes an autographed Fender Stratocaster, an autographed Linkin Park print and a copy of the band’s newest hit album LIVING THINGS, will be given to one fan watching live during the concert. AXS TV Concerts will also be giving away individual copies of the autographed Linkin Park print and the LIVING THINGS album leading up to and during the event.
This one-night only Honda Civic Tour LIVE concert event with Linkin Park and Incubus will air Saturday, September 8th all starting at 10pm ET / 7pm PT exclusively on AXS TV.
About AXS TV
Launched in July 2012 under the vision and stewardship of entrepreneur Mark Cuban, AXS TV is the premier destination for live events, breaking news, and as-they-are-happening trends in the worlds of pop culture, music, fashion, and entertainment.
AXS TV Concerts is the premier source on television for 100% live music. From multi-day festivals to stadium tours to club acts, AXS TV delivers an unparalleled shared experience for fans of all genres. Leveraging the network’s vast landscape, artists expand their reach to live behind-the-scenes moments, live fan Q&As, social media engagement and more unique opportunities specifically for the AXS TV audience. With multiple live concerts weekly, AXS TV is the number one destination for artists and their fans to experience and share a pure live event in the world of music and pop culture. Live LIVE!
The largest independently owned and operated network, AXS TV was developed by entrepreneur Mark Cuban and General Manager Philip Garvin. The network partners include Mark Cuban, AEG, Ryan Seacrest Media and Creative Artists Agency (CAA). AXS TV is available in the U.S. via AT&T U-verse, Charter, Comcast/Xfinity, DIRECTV, DISH Network, Insight, Suddenlink, Verizon FiOS, and other TV providers.
AXS TV can be found online at www.axs.tv, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/axstv and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/axstv. AXS TV Concerts can be found online at www.axs.tv, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/axstvconcerts and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/axstvconcerts.
About Linkin Park
LINKIN PARK is a Grammy-Award-winning, multi-platinum alternative rock band comprised of lead vocalist, Chester Bennington, drummer/percussionist, Rob Bourdon, guitarist Brad Delson, bassist Dave ‘Phoenix’ Farrell, DJ, programmer Joe Hahn and Mike Shinoda – lead vocals, keyboards, guitar. The band has sold over 50 million albums worldwide, and is the biggest band on Facebook – with over 43 million fans and counting. In the span of time since 2000, when Linkin Park debuted on the Billboard 200 – no other artist has had more top 10 singles on the Alternative chart and, with the release of their latest album, LIVING THINGS (Machine Shop Recordings /Warner Bros), which reached #1 in over 20 countries, no other band has achieved more #1 albums this century. In 2005, Linkin Park founded Music For Relief, a 501 © (3) non-profit organization that has raised over 5 million dollars for victims of natural disasters and environmental projects. www.linkinpark.com
For the next couple of weeks KROKUS producer & bassist Chris Von Rohr along with vocalist Marc Storace are laying down bass and vocal tracks at no other than London’s Abbey Road Studios for the band’s new album. Coincidentally, The Beatles, the band who made this studio famous are celebrating their 50th anniversary this year. Sound engineer for the recording sessions is again Dennis Ward (Unisonic), who also recorded our last album “Hoodoo”.
The working title for KROKUS’ 17th studio album is “Dirty Dynamite”. Producer Chris Von Rohr promises: “The new songs sound like “dirty dynamite”: pure, dirty, in your face hard rock with a touch of blues”. Adds Marc Storace: “We’ve been taking the time it needs writing for our next rock album and we guarantee that it definitely will contain no fillers!”.
Linkin Park brought their Honda Civic Tour to the Riverbend Music Center last Wednesday. Check out the photo gallery below!
Liberty n’ Justice have made 15 of their songs available as free downloads through their Reverbnation page. The songs feature feature David Cagle, Donnie Vie , Marq Torien, Chris Holmes, Benny Mardones, John Pine, Philip Bardowell, Terry Ilous, Alton Hood, Ted Poley, Vic Rivera, Bill Leverty, Pete Loran, Steve Brown, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, Oni Logan, Jamie Rowe, Ken Tamplin, and Rick Florian !
ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK UPROAR FESTIVAL
MAIN STAGE PERFORMANCE TIMES EXTENDED FOR
SHINEDOWN, GODSMACK, STAIND AND ADELITAS WAY
Papa Roach has been forced to withdraw from the Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival. Lead singer Jacoby Shaddix has been diagnosed with a nodule on his left vocal cord, and at the advice of his physician he will undergo corrective surgery to remove the nodule and prevent further damage.
“It’s no secret that I’ve been having issues with my voice lately. I was hoping to be able to go out there and kill it on this tour by resting and doing vocal exercises, but my voice has just gone out on me. I hate to let our fans down, but unfortunately surgery is the only way to fix it,” Shaddix said. “The last thing we want to do is give our fans less than 100% every night. We know they’ll understand and we’ll be back better than ever.”
“It was amazing having Papa Roach on the road with us for the first few UPROAR shows. We’re disappointed that they can’t continue for the rest of the tour, but Jacoby’s health is the priority and we wish him a speedy recovery,” says Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival co-producer John Oakes.
Beginning Friday, August 24, the Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival main stage schedule will be adjusted to allow longer performances from Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind and Adelitas Way.
For the latest information and to purchase tickets, go to www.RockstarUPROAR.com.
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Indianapolis rockers The Last Good Year are currently out on the road on The Steady Road Tour throughout August.
You can get a free download of their new single “Steady Road” for right now through the band’s website.
Please visit The Last Good Year site to get yours! You can check out the song in the Soundcloud player below!
Heavy, powerful, dominate: all are good adjectives to describe Eve To Dawn, the latest record from Japan’s Loudness. This album is like a fresh kick to the groin in a world of stagnant metal. This is Iron Maiden meets Anthrax turned up to eleven! Even though they have been rocking the masses since 1981, Loudness proves that they still know how to make the hair on the back of your neck stand up while blowing out your eardrums in style.
If you haven’t followed Loudness in a while, Eve To Dawn is a good record to get you back into the band. If you’ve never listened to Loudness, Eve To Dawn is a great record to get you interested in the band (you may even seek out their back catalog after listening to this record). Innovation and style paint this disc in a musical landscape that is amazing to the ears of even the most seasoned heavy metal lover.
Songs like “Gonna Do It My Way” showcase how superb Eve To Dawn is. With smart lyrics, exceptional guitar solos, and gritty vocals from lead singer Minoru Niihara, “Gonna Do It My Way” reminds us all how much fun hard rock music can be. Blistering solos and fantastic finger work on “Hang Tough” are reminiscent of Nuno Bettencourt in his prime. “Hang Tough” is a hard and heavy rocker complete with some great rock screams, dark riffs, and mesmerizing guitar solos.
Guitarist Akira Takasaki provides chops that would put most modern guitar players to shame. The lead guitar work is some of the best that I’ve heard on any album released in 2012. Takasaki’s fret work is simply astonishing. If you are a fan of guitars, guitar solos, and a crisp thrash metal sound, Eve To Dawn should be added to your “must own” list.
The instrumental track, “Emotions” may be one of the best overall tracks on Eve To Dawn. Once again, it is Akira Takasaki’s guitar work that makes this song stand out. His playing is simply mind blowing on “Emotions.” Throughout Eve To Dawn, I continued to be amazed at the ability of Takasaki as a guitar player. The guitar work, changes, and musical prowess really helps solidify Eve To Dawn and raise it from mediocre levels to outstanding.
Eve To Dawn is a terrific record that I highly recommend for any fans of the hard rock/sleaze metal genre. It could be the biggest surprise of 2012. Just as I was blown away by the band’s M3 performance, I am once again blown away by their latest CD release. Hard rock has been made fun again thanks to Loudness and Eve To Dawn.
Rating: Out of 10
- A Light In The Dark
- The Power Of Truth
- Come Alive Again
- Keep You Burning
- Gonna Do It My Way
- Hang Tough
- Comes The Dawn
- Crazy! Crazy! Crazy!
Masayoshi Yamashita – Bass
Akira Takasaki – Guitar
Minoru Niihara – Vocals
Masayuki Suzuki – Drums
In the world of hard rock, there are several great bands that put on amazing live concerts. There are legendary performances that have been talked about for years. There are bands that are so grand live, when fans see them once, they become fans for life. Then there are the bands that you simply must see at least once in your lifetime. Here now are Ryo’s five choices for bands that you absolutely have to see live in concert at least once in your lifetime.
While Brian Johnson is a fantastic front man, and the rhythm section lead by Malcom Young is highly talented, it is the outrageous antics of Angus Young that makes seeing an AC/DC concert a must. Anytime that Angus takes the stage, the audience is in for a real treat. Between his brilliance with a guitar in his hand, high energy level, and boogie-woogie school boy style, Angus IS AC/DC.
Every tour, there are new antics from Angus and great music to be heard. AC/DC hasn’t put out a terrible album in years, if ever (some people didn’t care for Ball Breaker, I thought it was excellent). In addition to new music every time they go out on tour, the band has a back catalog of nothing but hits. “Hells Bells,” “For Those About To Rock,” “You Shook Me All Night Long,” who wouldn’t want to hear those performed live? Add in the amazing performance from Angus Young and you will definitely get your money’s worth.
There is always a playground for Angus while he wails away on his guitar. Elaborate stage settings, long ramps that run into the audience, and second levels above the main stage are all used in style. The highlight of the night, of course, comes when it is time for Angus’ guitar solo. Most live acts these days find the beer lines full when it comes time to the guitar solo, but not AC/DC. When Angus gets ready to let it rip, that’s when the fans rush back from the food lines. And Angus never disappoints. To even try to describe his guitar solo/strip dance, would be a huge injustice, so I will just say that you need to witness it for yourself. If you have never seen AC/DC live, be sure to buy a ticket the next time they announce a world tour.
Regardless of how you feel about the band and their over saturation in the market with gimmicks, games, toys, and gizmos, seeing Kiss in concert at least once during your lifetime is mandatory if you consider yourself a true hard rock fan. Kiss was one of the first bands to provide fans with a truly bombastic live experience. Between their outlandish costumes, makeup, smoke, and explosions, Kiss has always provided an amazing concert experience. Even during the years without makeup, there were still plenty of fireworks to go around.
Now entering their 60’s, like it or not, Kiss is near the end of their career. And while Peter Criss and Ace Frehley are no longer part of the band, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer are pretty good replacements. The bombs, rocket shooting guitars, blood spitting, fire breathing, live concert amazement is also still there. In one night a fan would get to see Gene Simmons spit blood and breathe fire, Paul Stanley fly through the air, Tommy Thayer shoot rockets out of his guitar, and Eric Singer fire a Bazooka.
Add to that great classic hits like “Love Gun,” “Detroit Rock City,” and “Rock And Roll All Nite,” and you have a recipe for one of the greatest concerts that you have ever witnessed. This is a band that every hard rock fan should see live just once. They are currently on tour this fall. If you don’t have a ticket, do yourself a favor and go buy one. Now.
Is there anything that compare to the power of Metallica in concert? Between the music, the volume, the energy, and the deep song catalog, Metallica always puts on a spectacular live show. Metallica is also one of the few hard rock bands that doesn’t perform the same songs every night on tour. Instead of mixing up the set list from tour to tour, they mix up the set list from night to night. Having rocked the masses for more than 30 years, Metallica is also a seasoned, veteran band with a real stage presence.
While no longer filled with all original members, Metallica’s current lineup is no laughing matter. And whenever you have James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, you have quite an amazing band. Metallica is all about raw power in concert. Try to sit through a Metallica concert without getting super excited, fists pumping, and your heart racing. It’s more effective than a gallon of coffee for waking up the senses.
With albums such as their self-titled masterpiece (also known as The Black Album), Ride The Lightning, and Master Of Puppets, there is no end to how many fantastic songs this band can perform. Night after night, fans are guaranteed one of the greatest evenings of their lives. Metallica should be on tour in the very near future and you should get on their concert alert list.
Up the irons! There is nothing more exciting than when Iron Maiden storms the stage and Bruce Dickinson comes charging out into the night with the energy level of someone half his age. Make no mistake about it Iron Maiden could be the greatest live band ever. Between creative backdrops, a huge mascot that steals the show and the band’s ability to perform like a well oiled machine, Iron Maiden has everything that a fan wants in a concert.
Lead singer Bruce Dickinson leads the charge and by the end of the first song, he has the entire crowd in the palm of his hand. They are his to command and they will do as they are told. If Bruce says scream, the audience screams. If Bruce says rise, the audience rises. If Bruce says jump, the audience jumps. There is almost no one that commands a crowd like Bruce Dickinson.
On top of all that, the rest of the band is so talented that they fit in perfectly. Steve Harris, master craftsman of songs plays an exceptional bass guitar live. Nicko McBrain is a delight behind the drum kit and the three guitar attack of Adrian Smith, Janick Gers, and Dave Murray simply blows the crowd away. Every member of the band has a strong purpose in the live setting and every member of the band delivers on that purpose.
Then at the end of the night, we get to witness the greatest mascot in the world take the stage. Eddie himself pays a visit at each and every Iron Maiden concert. It is a concert experience like no other, and if you don’t walk out of the show sweating and breathless, then you are either dead, or really a fan of Justin Bieber.
Let’s face it—this band is on the list because they are truly the Godfathers of heavy metal. How can you have a list of hard rock bands that need to be seen in concert without including the band that started the genre? Black Sabbath is the reason that there are heavy metal concerts. Prior to them (and Led Zeppelin) music was a lot brighter. Black Sabbath brought the darkness in and continue to do so to this day.
Legends. Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, and Bill Ward (though no longer with the band). They are legends. And to see these legends live in concert, well it is priceless. Think how much people would pay to see Led Zeppelin reunite. Well, here’s your chance to see a band just as legendary, only they are still touring. Black Sabbath is a must see for any fan of heavy metal. To hear songs like Black Sabbath, Paranoid, and Iron Man live is simply mind numbing. To see the Godfathers of heavy metal on stage and performing is breath taking. Just for the historical experience of saying, “I was there,” Black Sabbath needs to be seen in concert. It is definitely something that you would tell your grandchildren about.
The good news is that all of these bands are still active, although one or two of them may not be active for much longer. My advice is to buy a ticket the next time they are in your area, or if need be, travel to see them perform. You will not be disappointed, and you can add their concert to your list of greatest hard rock memories. If you’ve seen all of these bands live already, then you are a true hard rock warrior!
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The Cult premiere their new film clip for the track, “Honey From A Knife” on VEVO today. “Honey From A Knife” is the latest single from The Cult’s critically acclaimed new album, Choice of Weapon.
Directed by Rick Rodgers and produced by The Cult’s Ian Astbury and NYC based film company Mechanizedmules, the “Honey From A Knife” film clip was shot on location in the Washington Heights nieghborhood of Manhattan on a RED Scarlet camera with Super Speed lenses provided by ARRI.
“Honey From A Knife,“ rooted in the seductiveness of addiction, was inspired by the following Buddhist precept, and Ian Astbury states that the accompanying film reveals a “desperate descent into a fractured psyche”:
“Wealth and beauty, to a man who will not relinquish them, are like a knife covered with honey which, even before he has had the pleasure of eating the honey, cuts the tongue of the child that licks it”.
The Cult are currently on tour in Canada before continuing on to Europe for dates in the UK, France, Netherlands and Germany. Full tour dates are below.
8/25/12 MEDICINE HAT ESPLANDE THEATRE
8/26/12 CALGARY COWBOYS
8/28/12 REGINA Event Plex at Evraz Place
8/31/12 TORONTO Phoenix
9/01/12 MONTREAL Métropolis
9/02/12 Quebec City GRAND THEATER
9/10/12 MANCHESTER APOLLO
9/11/12 Newcastle O2 Academy
9/12/12 Sheffield Academy
9/14/12 GLASGOW BARROWLANDS
9/15/12 BIRMINGHAM ACADEMY
9/16/12 LONDON HAMMERSMITH APOLLO
9/19/12 Paris Bataclan
9/20/12 Amsterdam Melkweg
9/21/12 Krefeld Kulturfabrik
“Chilling hard-rock album filled with punk swagger and metallic power..” - Billboard
“As epic and compelling as nearly anything in The Cult’s catalogue.” Magnet
‘Brilliant!” Q MAGAZINE (UK)
A- Entertainment Weekly
Los Angeles-based Southern groove metal outfit ALL HAIL THE YETI recently filmed an incredible new video for the seventh track from their pending self-titled debut LP.
“The Art Of Mourning” is about a gunslinger who wants out of his “deviant” lifestyle, and is trying to settle down with his wife and kids, but the people above him don’t want to lose their best gun. So they murder his kids, rape and hang his wife. and leave them for dead on the porch of his burnt-down ranch. Now this torn man with nothing left, has to decide whether to come to terms with the consequences of a life that he chose. Or take revenge on the men that took everything from him. Filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia with director Rob Cantin, the video combines close-up performance footage of ALL HAIL THE YETI cut into a gritty, Western movie storyline chock full of old-school debauchery, brutal gunfights and gory head-shots utilizing actual .45 revolvers, a full-on lynching and all kinds of high-action entertainment!
Stated ALL HAIL THE YETI vocalist Connor Garritty on the video’s inception and creation: “Rob and I have been friends for many years and we share a love for the Old West and the gunfighters of the late 1800′s. We have done a couple paranormal investigations of hot spots like tombstone’s birdcage theater, and Bisbee Arizona, trying to get some sort of glimpse of what life would have been like back then. We had a blast making this clip and this is just the beginning for us. We are already in talks about the next one. With these ventures you learn new things every time, and each moment becomes a memory. That is the most important thing to us!”
Check out the new video below!
Uniting elements of sludge metal, hardcore and groove-laden hard rock, ALL HAIL THE YETI’s self-titled debut album captures the act’s most crushing tunes to date, with over a solid hour of thunderous riffage. Featuring well-known tattoo artist,Connor Garritty of Timeless Tattoos in Los Angeles, ALL HAIL THE YETI have forged their own path through what they see as a desolate Hollywood music scene, the hard-working unit dead-set against burning out like so many bands from the same town and scene have over the past few decades of heavy music. Recorded with producers Tommy Decker and Mike Sarkisyan the band’s debut LP will be released in North America via German metal juggernaut AFM Records on August 28th.
EVE TO ADAM has teamed up with Groupees.com for a special one week only contest called Operation Gratitude Bundle. In coodination with Operation Gratitude charity, the rock trio shares their care and support for the troops by offering a digital bundle of 5 of their songs and the “Run Your Mouth” video for a “name your own price ($2 minimum)” donation. 20% of the donations will go toward Operation Gratitude to deliver care packages to U.S. Service Members deployed in hostile regions, to their children left behind and to Wounded Warriors, Veterans and First Responders. If $1,000 dollars is reached, Eve To Adam will release an unreleased version of their song “Little Says.” If $5,000 dollars is reached, the band will do a cover song based on the fans vote. The #2 contributor gets a signed CD, poster, and t-shirt. The grand prize will go to the #1 contributor who will be flown out to New York for two nights with the opportunity to have dinner with Eve To Adam. Check out this special opportunity at http://groupees.com/eta and help support U.S. Troops and Families.
The band is currently in the midst of their US tour supporting Creed. For a full list of tour dates and updates from the band, check out their official site, www.evetoadam.com as well as their Facebook and Twitter pages. Make sure to pick up a copy of Banquet for a Starving Dog available on iTunes now.
The nearly forty-year career of the epic heavy music band Motörhead is chronicled in an amazing and collectable book, MOTÖRHEAD: LIVE TO WIN by Alan Burridge (Cleopatra, August 28).
LIVE TO WIN is the full, in-depth Motörhead story, with previously unpublished, revealing facts, rare and early photos, and is fully approved and endorsed by Lemmy (who also contributes to the introduction).
Motörhead formed in England in 1975 by bassist/singer/songwriter Lemmy Kilmister, and was an early part of the NWOBHM, the movement to reinvigorate loud music. With a big dose of punk, Motörhead’s sound pioneered speed metal, and continues with consistency to support, elevate, and encourage the genre around the world. The band has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, and just finished a North American tour.
The book starts in those early days in the 1970s, when the rocky start and personal struggles of the band threatened to keep it on the ground. But with Lemmy’s focus and gutsy determination, the late part of the decade showed success in the UK. The Motörhead world domination of the 1980s and 1990s, including the release of ACES OF SPADES, BASTARDS and more, is chronicled with stories from nearly twenty years of heavy touring with everyone from Dio to Ozzy. The book concludes present day, with Lemmy cemented as a rock icon beside long-time bandmates Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee, and still driving that Motörhead train in music history.
Alan Burridge (also known as Professor Motörhead) is the official biographer of Motörhead. He started a fanzine for the band in 1980, which became the band’s endorsed fan magazine, Motörheadbangers. He has written numerous articles, interviews, reviews, and liner notes about the band, as well as more than two dozen other fiction and nonfiction books.
MOTÖRHEAD: LIVE TO WIN will be available in stores and at online retailers for MSRP $36.98. The book is 220 full-color glossy pages with shiny silver trim, and includes a collectible full-color bookmark. The cover features a gorgeous red and silver foil logo on black leatherette.
Aug. 23 – Las Vegas, NV – Vamp’d
Aug. 24 – Phoenix, AZ – Rip’s
Aug. 25 – Prescott, AZ – The Drunken Lass
DC4 guitarist, Rowan Robertson will not be joining the band on this run as he has a prior commitment to fulfill with Billy Ray Cyrus. Taking his spot for these dates will be the band’s friend and respected session guitarist, Omar Gusmao. Robertson says, “I’m going to be doing some shows with Billy Ray Cyrus in 2013 and, as it turns out, he scheduled some warm up shows for the end of August. This of course means, and I hope everyone will understand, that this leaves me unavailable for the shows in Nevada and Arizona. It’s a shame as I was looking forward to it but I do have to fulfill my obligation with Billy.”
SF Bay Area Thrashers KILL RITUAL has signed a worldwide deal for the Oct. 30th release of their debut CD “The Serpentine Ritual” with Scarlet Records.
The CD was recorded and engineered by Kill Ritual Lead Guitarist Steve Rice at Fang Studios in San Mateo, CA and Fossil Sound in San Jose, CA. Mix and Mastering was done by Andy LaRocque of King Diamond fame at his Sonic Train Studios in Varberg Sweden. LaRocque also makes a guest appearance on the CD with the ending solo on the track “Coat Of Blood“.
The band has also shot a promo video for the first single “Old School Thrasher” that was directed and edited by Mike Sloat (Testament, Machine Head, Lynyrd Skynyrd…) to be released in conjunction with CD.
The cover art was designed by Jobert Mello for Sledgehammer Graffix (Sabaton, Primal Fear…)
Lead Guitarist Steve Rice comments on the deal: “Well the Kill Ritual debut will at last see the light of day and we are psyched to have Scarlet Records on board for the release of the CD. The label has a ton of great bands on their roster and excellent distribution worldwide so we can reach as many Metal Maniacs as possible. Get ready for some SF Bay Area Thrash and Roll!”
“The Serpentine Ritual“ track listing:
01. The Serpentine Ritual
02. Torn Down
03. Time To Kill
05. Old School Thrasher
06. Coat Of Blood*
07. Cold Hard Floor
08. Law Of The Land
09. Prisoner Of The Flesh
10. My Neighborhood (Bonus Track)
*Guest solo by Andy LaRocque
KILL RITUAL is comprised of former members of Imagika, Dark Angel and Eldritch that formed in 2010.
KILL RITUAL is: Josh Gibson – Vocals, Steven Rice – Lead Guitar, Roberto Proietti – Guitar, Danyael Williams – Bass, Wayne DeVecchi – Drums
The new official Kill Ritual website designed by Jobert Mello from Sledgehammer Graphix and it will be up and running soon to promote the CDrelease: www.killritual.com coming soon!