Hailed by the international metal scene for their 2011 debut Man Or Machine (Sonic Attack Records) and for their celebrated appearances at various European festivals, ALPHA TIGER has quickly become one of Germany’s hottest heavy metal newcomers. Due to epic compositions, catchy hooks and Stephan Dietrich’s powerful vocals (which are reminiscent of QUEENSRYCHE’s Geoff Tate and HELLOWEEN’s Michael Kiske in their heyday), the band succeeded in living up to the positive feedback and is now ready to unleash their new album, Beneath The Surface!
All lyrical topics on Beneath The Surface are represented in the stunning cover artwork, which was created by Hungarian designer Peter Tikos (who also worked with the band on the Man Or Machine cover). Beneath The Surface was recorded this past summer at Berlin’s Musicflash studio, engineered by Mirco Godi Hildmann, and mixed and mastered by Andreas Hilbert. See below for the worldwide release dates for the album:
Beneath The Surface release dates:
GERMANY / AUSTRIA / SWITZERLAND / NORWAY: Friday, January 25, 2013
UK / BENELUX / FRANCE / GREECE / DENMARK / PORTUGAL / REST OF EUROPE: Monday, January 28, 2013
SPAIN / ITALY: Tuesday, January 29, 2013
SWEDEN / FINLAND / HUNGARY: Wednesday, January 30, 2013
AUSTRALIA / NEW ZEALAND: Friday, February 1, 2013
USA / CANADA: Tuesday, February 5, 2013 **digital only, European CD/LP imports available through CM Distro**
ALPHA TIGER is now offering a free download of the album track “We Came From The Gutter” as a special Christmas gift for fans. To download the track, click here. Fans can also watch the video for the first single, “From Outer Space,” here.
Beneath The Surface track-listing:
- The Alliance
- From Outer Space
- Waiting For A Sign
- Beneath The Surface
- Along The Rising Sun
- Eden Lies in Ruins
- Crescent Moon
- We Came From The Gutter
ALPHA TIGER just finished a European tour as direct support for W.A.S.P., and they will play a couple of special release shows in 2013. See below for all upcoming tour dates.
ALPHA TIGER live
26.01.2013 – Dresden – Chemiefabrik (Germany)
01.02.2013 – Weinheim – Café Central (Germany)
02.02.2013 – München – Backstage (Germany)
23.02.2013 – Köln – MTC (Germany)
12.07 – 13.07.2013 – Bang Your Head Festival
01.08 – 03.08.2013 – Wacken Open Air
ALPHA TIGER online:
As special holiday treat for fans, Italy’s LACUNA COIL has released their new music video for “End Of Time.” The video was produced by K48 and directed by the Italian director Saku, who had worked with the band for previous videos such as “Spellbound” and “I Won’t Tell You”. He also directed the mini-movies that were featured on the bonus-DVD included on the limited editions of the band’s current album DARK ADRENALINE.
LACUNA COIL recently announced that they will be touring the US in February 2013 with SEVENDUST. A full list of dates can be seen below.
The band has spent the past year touring the world in support of their new album, DARK ADRENALINE. Released earlier this year via Century Media Records, the album debuted at #15 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart, selling nearly 20,000 units in its first week, and spawned the crushing first single “Trip The Darkness.” The band has sold upwards of 800,000 units in the US alone and with six full-length albums, two EPs, various singles and a DVD under their belt; LACUNA COIL maintains their prominent role in the modern rock scene.
Tour Dates with Sevendust:
02/02/13 – Winston-Salem, NC @ Ziggy’s
02/03/13 – Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligans
02/05/13 – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
02/06/13 – Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
02/07/13 – Portland, ME @ The Asylum
02/08/13 – Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
02/09/13 – Lynchburg, VA @ Phase 2
02/10/13 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
02/12/13 – Fayetteville, AR @ George’s Majestic Lounge
02/14/13 – Biloxi, MS @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
02/15/13 – Broussard, LA @ The Station
02/16/13 – Beaumont, TX @ Dixie Dance Hall
02/17/13 – Little Rock, AR @ Revolution! Music Room
02/19/13 – Springfield, IL @ Boondocks
02/21/13 – Bloomington, IL @ The Castle Theatre
02/22/13 – South Bend, IN @ Club Fever
02/23/13 – Cedar Falls, IA @ Pepsi Pavilion
Watch the video:
For more information on LACUNA COIL visit:
Official website: www.lacunacoil.it
Canadian hard rock lovers will soon get to experience the theatrical hard rock that is Incura when they tour their homeland in advance of the release of their debut self-titled album. Incura has been confirmed for a headlining Canadian trek beginning in mid-January, 2013, which will also feature fellow countrymen Six Side Die and 40 Sons on select dates. Six Side Die is the new band of Brian Crouch, the former frontman of Juno-nominated rockers Hail The Villain. Please see below for confirmed tour dates; more dates will be announced shortly. In addition, Incura will make their first-ever appearance at this year’s Canadian Music Fest in Toronto in March; more details on their performance to be announced.
With a dramatic sound that is as much Iron Maiden as it is Queen and an exotic name to boot, Incura embodies an incredibly unique array of musical influences – from metal to prog rock with elements of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Phantom Of The Opera” thrown in for good measure (lead singer Kyle Gruninger has his roots in professional theatre). The Vancouver-based band will release their self-titled full-length debut album in North America on February 26th, 2013 via Coalition Music and Warner Music Canada. Get a taste of Incura with the lyric video (below) for the track, “I’m Here Waiting” from their forthcoming album.
Creating their moniker by combining the name of a previous band with that of a spell from the Final Fantasy games, Incura was formed in a small Canadian city in the Prairies a few years ago and has already toured with the likes of Stone Temple Pilots, Shinedown and Apocalyptica. Their sound is compelling, featuring epic arrangements, powerful crescendos and pristine musicianship. Incura is Kyle Gruninger (vocals), Jim McLaren (keys), Jono Olson (bass), Royce Whittaker (guitar) and Phil Gardner (drums).
About Coalition Music
Working with artists such as Our Lady Peace, Finger Eleven, Simple Plan and Justin Nozuka, Coalition Music has coordinated some of the biggest tours and been involved in numerous best-selling albums. They have helped their artists connect with music fans all over the world. At Coalition Music, their philosophy has always been that artist development is top priority. Recognizing that an integral part of this process is creating recording opportunities for the artists they work with, they have partnered with Warner Music Canada in an effort to maximize the potential for each artist.
Incura tour dates:
18 Lethbridge, AB Pulse Nightclub
23 Peterborough, ON Red Dog*
24 St. Catherine’s, ON L3 – Lower*
25 Hamilton, ON Absinthe*
26 Toronto, ON Bovine
7 Red Deer, AB The Vat
8 Calgary, AB The Gateway
9 Edmonton, AB Pawn Shop
15 Vancouver, BC The Cellar
*with Six Side Die and 40 Sons
For tickets & more information, please visit:
This week’s RAGINGMETAL focuses on 70’s bands, and the bands that formed Heavy Metal and Hard Rock. This week’s show features the bands Black Sabbath, UFO, Judas Priest,Scorpions, KISS and many more.
You can listen to the show, or download it at the link below.
If you missed a previous episode of RAGINGMETAL, you can check them out at the link below!
Grammy-winning alternative band Deftones will be kicking off a tour of North America on March 4, 2013. The headlining run begins in Rochester, NY and wraps March 30 in Houston, TX. Deftones have also rescheduled their New York City and Boston, MA show dates, which had previously been postponed due to Hurricane Sandy. Tickets go on sale December 21st.
KOI NO YOKAN, the band’s seventh studio album, was released November 13th via Warner Bros Records. It debuted at #11 on the Billboard Charts Top 200 chart, with over 65k sold first week, and the first single “Tempest” is currently #8 and climbing at Rock Radio. KOI NO YOKAN has also met with critical acclaim. Revolver declared it their “Album of the Year,” SPIN selected it as one of its Top 50 Albums of 2012 and its #5 Metal Album of the Year, the NY Post hailed it as “one of the best rock albums of the year” and Penthouse said “If you hear an album this year that combines the ferocious and the sublime as well as Deftones’ Koi No Yokan, please write us an email and flag it ‘urgent.'”
Deftones Headline Tour Dates:
3/4 Rochester, NY Main Street Armory
3/5 Boston, MA House of Blues
3/6 Huntington, NY Paramount Theatre
3/9 New York, NY Terminal 5
3/10 Montclair, NJ Wellmont Theatre
3/12 Stroudsburg, PA The Sherman Theatre
3/13 Norfolk, VA The Norva
3/15 Charlotte, NC Fillmore Charlotte
3/16 Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues
3/17 Atlanta, GA The Tabernacle
3/19 Miami, FLFillmore Miami Beach
3/21 St. Petersburg, FL Jannus Live!
3/22 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live
3/23 Mobile, AL Soul Kitchen
3/25 Baton Rouge, LA The Varsity Theatre
3/26 Corpus Christi, TX Concrete Street Amphitheater
3/27 Pharr, TX Pharr Entertainment Center
3/29 Austin, TX ACL Live at the Moody Theater
3/30 Houston, TX Bayou Music Center
Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the release of DIAMOND DAWN’s debut album “Overdrive” on February 22nd in Europe and February 26th in North America.
Hailing from Goteborg, Sweden DIAMOND DAWN are easily one of the most promising Melodic Rock bands to come out from the Scandinavian underground scene. They came to the
attention of the fans thanks to the digital release of the song “Standing as One”, which created a very nice buzz around the band’s abilities.
In a world where rock n roll seems to lack a certain positive nerve, the band stands for a vision of conveying energy and excitement through their pompous and melodic, yet hard rocking songs.
With a clear vision of how melodic rock is supposed to be delivered, DIAMOND DAWN is ready to bring back the excitement to the music!
“Our intention is to have a good time, and make people wanna have a good time!” says guitarist Olle Lindahl. “We wanted to write some great music and release a rockin’ debut album;
we definitely think that we managed to capture the positive energy that Diamond Dawn is all about. “Overdrive” is the album that we would want to go out and buy and tell the world about!”
Musically the band has not changed the coordinates that were possible to envision in “Standing As One” (a re-recorded version of the song will also appear on the new album), however, as Olle tells, “We’re not doing what we do or sound like we do for the purpose of keeping something old alive. We’re a bunch of guys that love to play together and when we do, the sound and output comes naturally. Our music is very melodic and pompous rock with a strong positive nerve. Each band member comes from a different musical background and that is what definitely makes the sound what it is. There is no way to control that as long as you do what you feel like!”
So get the party started and enjoy “Overdrive” which will probably end up being on many people’s best of list of 2013 even if the album will be released almost… at the beginning of the year !
Anticipated by the digital release of the awesome 1st single “Take Me Higher” on January 17th, “Overdrive” final tracklisting will include the following eleven tracks: Into Overdrive; Take Me Higher; Crying; Standing As One; California Rush; Indestructible; Turn It Up; The Hunter; Give It All; Don’t Walk Away; Powergames.
Turn it up loud and enjoy a “Take Me Higher” sample following this link: