Century Media Records is proud to announce the signing of the BUTCHER BABIES to their worldwide family of artists. Hailing from Los Angeles, the BUTCHER BABIES have emerged as one of the biggest draws on the Sunset Strip, their incendiary blend of heavy metal and horror-inspired theatrics inciting crowds worldwide.
Fronted by Carla Harvey and Heidi Shepherd – named two of the year’s ‘Hottest Women In Rock’ by Revolver Magazine – the blood-splattered band left their mark on the United Kingdom in June, appearing on the Download festival and supporting Anthrax in Cardiff. They returned to America as direct support for Otep in fall, and are wrapping up their first headlining tour tonight in front of a hometown crowd at the Roxy on the Sunset Strip. The band – vocalists Harvey and Shepherd, guitarist Henry Flury, bassist Jason Klein and drummer Chris Warner – will be performing with labelmates In This Moment tomorrow night in Las Vegas.
“Century Media has been a huge supporter of BUTCHER BABIES for a long time, and it feels natural to join their tight knit family,” said the band of their signing. “It’s an honor for us to be on a roster amongst many other bands that have inspired us for so long. We couldn’t be more excited about the future of this union.”
The Butcher Babies’ track “Axe Wound” is currently in rotation on Sirius XM Liquid Metal, and their short movie/video fo the track “Mr. Slowdeath” can be watched here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YttVe6v31Yk.
The band are currently at work on their full-length debut, which is slated for worldwide release in summer 2013 via Century Media Records.
11/19/12 – Hollywood, CA @ The Roxy
11/20/12 – Las Vegas, NV @ Vinyl (with In This Moment)
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Paul Raymond, songwriter, keyboardist and rhythm guitarist of legendary cult hard rock outfit UFO has inked a deal with Cherry Red Records’ new hard rock imprint label Hear No Evil for his new solo album with The Paul Raymond Project.
The new album, entitled “Terms & Conditions Apply” is set for a worldwide release on January 28, 2013. It will mark the sixth release by the group and features a guest appearance from Michael Schenker (MSG, UFO, Scorpions) on a cover of ‘Reach Out (I’ll Be There)’ and by Reuben Archer (Stampede, Wild Horses, Lionheart, Lautrec) on ‘Love Is Blind’.
Paul Raymond is set to play some select regional solo UK shows to promote “Terms & Conditions Apply” in the New Year, including a special headline launch show at London’s Borderline venue on Friday 1st February, before resuming his duties touring with UFO. The shows will feature Stampede vocalist Reuben Archer amongst other special guests and will showcase the new material as well as UFO classics. Regional dates are yet TBA.
Paul Raymond is primarily best known for his work in UFO, having joined the band’s ranks in 1976. Beginning with “Lights Out” in 1977, to date Paul has appeared on 11 UFO albums, including the incendiary double live “Strangers In the Night”. In a varied career, he’s also been a key member in a number of acts, including 70s legends Savoy Brown, Chicken Shack, Michael Schenker Group and Waysted.
The Paul Raymond Project (PRP) was first formed in 1989 in Japan featuring original lineup of Frank Di Mino (formerly of Angel) on lead vocals and Masoyoshi Yamashitu (Loudness) on bass. Paul spent 1990 writing new material, inspired by the resurgence of straight-ahead blues/rock led by bands such as the Black Crowes and the Quireboys, until, joined by guitarist Andy Simmons, the third incarnation of the project released “Man on a Mission” through Zoom Club records. It was to be nine years before Paul and Andy joined forces again and recorded “Virtual Insanity” as UFO had once again intervened. In 2010, together with bass player Mark Coles and drummer Tony Steel, they began working on “Terms & Conditions Apply”.
Tickets for the London show at The Borderline on Feb 1st are available here:
“Terms & Conditions Apply” Track Listing:
1. Born & Raised On Rock ‘N’ Roll
2. End Of Life As We Know It
3. Deeper Shade Of Blue
4. C-List Celebrity
5. We Will Be Strong
6. Terms & Conditions
7. Whiskey Mac
8. Bright Lights
9. Reach Out (I’ll Be There)
(featuring. Michael Schenker)
10. Love Is Blind (featuring Reuben Archer)
11. If You Gotta Make A Fool Of Somebody
12. Still The Same
13. Drifting Apart
14. Partners In Crime
Paul Raymond – lead vocals/lead & rhythm guitars/keyboards
Andy Simmons – lead & rhythm guitars/ keyboards
Mark Coles – bass/backing vocals
Tony Steel – drums/backing vocals
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AMERICA’S PREMIER DESTINATION ROCK FESTIVAL
TO FEATURE TOP NATIONAL ROCK BANDS
FRIDAY, MAY 17-SUNDAY, MAY 19
AT COLUMBUS CREW STADIUM
PRE-SALE LAYAWAY TICKETS ON-SALE
CYBER MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26
ROCK ON THE RANGE, America’s premier destination rock festival, is about to get bigger. The annual event is expanding to three days and will hit hard with performances from some of rock’s biggest names on each night of the festival: Friday, May 17, Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19, 2013.
Now in its seventh year, ROTR will again take place at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, OH and be marked by a spectacular lineup of rock heavyweights. With the addition of some notable headliners on Friday, festival organizers are also working on a series of additional enhancements for ROTR 2013. Improvements, added amenities and updates will be announced in early 2013 with the festival’s line-up.
“We are constantly working to improve upon the success of Rock On The Range,” says Gary Spivack, co-executive producer of the multi-stage music and lifestyle event for Right Arm Entertainment. “For one, we’ll have more ticket buying options than ever before and incentives for the ‘Rangers’ to buy early. Also, no longer will the Friday night be solely a ‘pre-party;’ it will be incorporated into the full weekend truly making ROTR the biggest destination festival for rock ‘n roll in the United States.”
Pre-sale layaway tickets, including Weekend Field GA and Weekend Stadium GA tickets, go on sale Cyber Monday: November 26 at 10:00 AM (ET) through www.rockontherange.com. A four ticket minimum purchase is required. Layaway tickets will be available for purchase through February 28, 2013 and regular tickets will go on sale in January 2013.
Once again Rock on the Range will offer premiere VIP Packages, Hotel and Ticket Bundles and Camping packages. All packages will also go on sale Thursday, November 29 at 10:00 AM (ET). Details and prices for VIP, hotel, and camping packages are online at www.rockontherange.com.
“Rock on the Range has become a high-profile national event and a staple of Crew Stadium over the past six years,” said Columbus Crew President and General Manager Mark McCullers. “With more than 70,000 fans from 49 states attending Rock on the Range in 2012, we fully expect the seventh installment to be the best music festival to date in our venue.”
Presented by Right Arm Entertainment, AEG LIVE and Crew Stadium, ROCK ON THE RANGE is a multi-stage music and lifestyle event featuring a potent lineup of bands on three stages and is proud to be sponsored by Monster Energy and Jagermeister. The nationally renowned festival, centrally located in the heart of the country, has annually drawn weekend crowds in excess of 70,000 since its inception in 2007.
The Female Metal Valkyrie Veronica Freeman and her band Benedictum have been busy working during the past few months. A new Benedictum album is in the works and will be a complete return to a traditional but powerful feel – much like the band’s first 2 albums. Working with the band on the production is Grammy Award Nominee and Billboard charting producer, John Herrera and of course Jeff Pilson (Dokken, Foreigner). Jeff has already had one writing session with Benedictum and Veronica has just returned from her second writing session with Jeff Pilson this past week. Craig Goldy (Dio) has been writing with Benedictum as well and there will probably be some vocal duet surprises on the album too. The songwriting team of Pete Wells and Veronica Freeman is however still in full effect and with Rikard Stjernquist (Jag Panzer) adding to the mix there are some powerful great ideas coming to life.
But Veronica is also working to show another side of herself. In Veronica’s words: “I had a lot of input and encouragement from Frontiers in the previous months to try and stretch myself with different musical styles and approaches. So I have decided to accept their proposal for a solo album – which will be released under the moniker of” THE V“. Musically Veronica will be pursuing a much more melodic and hook-friendly direction. John Herrera will also produce this endeavor and there should be some special guests appearing in the writing and performing dept including a song from Jerry Dixon from Warrant and some bass performances from Brad Lang from Y&T as well as from Jeff Pilson and others to round out the talent that will be involved with this project. Pete Wells will also show his other side with some of the music he is contributing to this project.
Both new albums will be released in 2013 – Benedictum are really looking forward to also being able to perform in Europe in 2013 so lookout for Veronica’s talents both in Benedictum and with the V sometime soon! We all really hope you will enjoy all the music that is coming your way!
RECEIVES CRITICAL ACCLAIM IN U.S. AND OVERSEAS
ALBUM EXCLUSIVELY NOW ON iTUNES
IS BEING RELEASED ON CD IN THE U.S.
JANUARY 22, 2013
FIRST SINGLE ‘KEEP ON SWINGING’ FEATURED IN
USA TODAY’S ‘THE PLAYLIST’
ALBUM RECEIVES FOUR-OUT-OF-FIVE STAR REVIEW FROM THE GUARIDAN (U.K.)
BAND TAKES HOME ‘BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST’ AWARD
AT THIS YEAR’S CLASSIC ROCK AWARDS SHOW IN LONDON
“You know the guys who complain today’s rock doesn’t hold a candle to the ’70s stuff?
They haven’t heard this.”
—USA TODAY, 11/13/12 (re “Keep On Swinging”)
“…Rival Sons are doggedly establishing themselves as a vital force for the modern age…the Californians’ third album is a riotous carnival of Zep-saluting riffs, sunkissed psychedelia and irresistible hooks, with the band’s soul, funk and blues influences thrust joyously to the fore…If you thrilled to the Black Keys’ El Camino, it’s time to meet your new favourite band.”
—THE GUARDIAN (UK), 9/13/12
“There’s a soulfulness and strut which puts them in a different league.”
—UNCUT (U.K.), 8/1/11
“Balls-to-the-walls blues-rawk!… undeniable.”
—NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, 10/7/12
“Bluesy, ballsy and real.”
—AOL’s NOISECREEP.COM, 11/12/12
Soulful, maximum-blues-infused hard rock band RIVAL SONS’ new album HEAD DOWN is out now on Earache Records and has garnered the band both critical acclaim (including a four-out-of-five star review from The Guardian/U.K.) and a “Breakthrough Artist” award at this week’s Classic Rock Awards show in London.Coming offof a five-week U.K./European headlining tour (having already played to massive crowds in Europe at festivals such as Rock Am Ring and Download, and opening for Guns N’ Roses), RIVAL SONS look to 2013 to showcase the record here in the U.S. with North American tour dates to be announced soon and the physical album hitting stores January 22, 2013.
With their blues bravado, raw riffing and unmatched mystique, the Long Beach, CA quartet evoke the rock of legendary bands like Led Zeppelin. Formed in 2008, the quartet of Scott Holiday (guitar), Robin Everhart (bass), Mike Miley (drums), and Jay Buchanan (vocals) captures that massively huge, guitar-driven classic rock sound, with rock-solid drumming and a riff-oriented approach to songwriting backing up Buchanan’s soaring vocals. The band wrote, recorded, and mixed HEAD DOWN in just 20 days, and the band conjured the same energy that made their last album a fan and critical favorite, while treading new territory altogether. The rawness and immediacy–textured with a myriad of light and shade–produce powerful results. Explains Buchanan: “In the code of the Samurai, any decision must be made between 3 and 5 breaths…Writing by that code forces us to act, go with our instincts and really, truly listen to each other. Creatively, you’re bringing your most immediate instincts.” The video for the first single “Keep On Swinging” from HEAD DOWN can be seen here: www.vevo.com/watch/rival-sons/keep-on-swinging/GBA631200133