As they wrap up an extraordinary year, Sin City rock group OTHERWISE have already started setting up 2013 to be just as great. The band is proud and excited to announce they will be hitting the road with STONE SOUR and PAPA ROACH this January. Leading up to the New Year, OTHERWISE is currently out on the road playing a number of shows, including radio shows and dates with 3 DOORS DOWN and DAUGHTRY. A full list of dates can be seen below.
OTHERWISE released their debut album TRUE LOVE NEVER DIES earlier this year, where it landed at #2 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart and has since sold nearly 25,000 albums. The band has had widespread radio success with their first single “Soldiers,” which became the first song by an unsigned artist to ever occupy the #1 spot on the Sirius Octane channel. The track peaked at #19 at Active Rock radio and has sold over 75,000 singles to date, making the band the top selling debut rock act of 2012.
OTHERWISE recently released their newest single “I Don’t Apologize (1000 Pictures)” and since, the track has been rising up the charts at Active Rock Radio. A heartbreak anthem, the single tells the familiar story of a bitter break up and a lyric video for the song can be seen here.
12/07/12 – Peoria, IL @ Peoria’s Expo Gardens – WIXO’s Nutcracker 12
12/08/12 – Rhinelander, WI @ Elbo Room Lounge
12/11/12 – Joliet, IL @ Mojoe’s
12/12/12 – Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
12/14/12 – Luzerne, PA @ Brews Brothers West (w/ Pop Evil)
12/15/12 – Wallingford, CT @ Toyota Presents Oakdale Theatre – WCCC’s Christmas Chaos (w/ 3 Days Grace, All That Remains, Hinder, Fozzy)
12/16/12 – Pennellville, NY @ Moniraes
12/19/12 – Johnson City, TN @ Capones (w/ Pop Evil)
12/20/12 – Toledo, OH @ Frankie’s
12/21/12 – Flint, MI @ Holiday Inn Gateway Centre
12/22/12 – Bay City, MI @ State Theatre – WKQZ’s The Rock Show Before Christmas (w/ Pop Evil, Charm City Devils)
12/31/12 – Las Vegas, NV @ Fremont Street Experience (w/ Buckcherry, Pop Evil)
Tour Dates with Stone Sour and Papa Roach:
01/20/13 – Bethlehem, PA @ Sands Bethlehem Events Center
01/22/13 – Niagara Falls, NY – Rapids Theatre
01/23/13 – New York, NY – Terminal 5
01/25/13 – Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom
01/27/13 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
01/29/13 – Minneapolis, MN – The Myth
02/01/13 – Amarillo, TX – Aztec Music Hall
02/02/13 – Lubbock, TX – Lonestar Pavilion
02/04/13 – Midland, TX – Midland Horseshoe Arena
02/05/13 – College Station, TX – Hurricane Harry’s
02/07/13 – Corpus Christi, TX – Concrete Street Amphitheatre
02/08/13 – Pharr, TX – Pharr Entertainment Center
02/09/13 – Laredo, TX – Laredo Energy Center
02/12/13 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee theatre
02/13/13 – Los Angeles, CA – Club Nokia
02/15/13 – Las Vegas, NV – The Joint
02/16/13 – Salt Lake City, UT – Salt Air
02/17/13 – Denver, CO – Fillmore
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Launched a mere three weeks ago Heavy Metal Television is the talk of the internet. Since the launch, the station has garnered over 30,000 unique visitors with praise such as, “Thanks for this channel from the bottom of my heavy metal heart!”, “You have become the soundtrack to my house” and “Heavy Metal Television is my new addiction” being plastered on the station’s official Facebook page.
Heavy Metal Television beat Apple, Microsoft and Google in a race to start the first 24 hour web television network on Earth and people are talking. “We’re getting eMails from people who are basically marveling at how someone in Los Angeles is watching the same exact thing at the same moment at someone in Stockholm,” says a station spokesperson. “Not 3 hours apart, not 8 hours apart and not on demand but at the exact same moment forever. That speaks volumes. The music video is reborn. 24 hour music videos on the world’s only true music video channel has gone viral! “
Heavy Metal Television has no log ins, no passwords, minimal commercials, zero pop up ads and it’s forever free. Go see for yourself at www.heavymetaltelevision.com
Flyleaf has just unleashed the official video for their second single “Call You Out,” off their recently released new album New Horizons, their last with long time singer Lacey Sturm. The animated video follows an angry bear destined to destroy the smaller animals towns, only to find himself faced with the masses. The video was directed by Brad Scott who has this to say about the band and creating the video:
“Our team has been a fan of Flyleaf since the very beginning, so working on a music video for the album ‘New Horizons’ was a great honor. Flyleaf’s new song ‘Call You Out’ is about the power of truth rising against evil. We aligned our characters with a cast of animals who were pitted against the ultimate antagonist in a forest. Through this, the video became the ultimate musical fable; light versus dark, and the triumph of good versus evil. Using live-action and animation we decided to limit our style to a monochromatic tone, with a dark and stormy vibe. I feel that Flyleaf fans all around will love this video, and we’re really excited for the premiere.”
Sweden’s IN FLAMES is one of the most respected and well recognized heavy metal acts around the world. The band is currently out on the road as direct support for Lamb Of God, and come February, will be embarking on a headlining tour with Demon Hunter, All Shall Perish and Battlecross. Dates for the first leg of the headlining run are below, along with all other previously announced dates.
IN FLAMES comments,“We are excited to be coming back to North America once again. On this tour we hope to see some old fans and some new fans from cities we have never played before, look forward to seeing you soon.”
IN FLAMES has sold over a million albums in the US alone, with their latest, Sounds Of A Playground Fading, debuting at #26 on the Billboard Top 200 Charts in the US and #1 on the German album charts. The music video for “Where The Dead Ships Dwell” off of Sounds Of A Playground Fading, can be seen here: http://youtu.be/ylfn0o66jwM
Remaining Dates with Lamb Of God:
12/06/12 – Houston, TX @ Bayou Music Center
12/07/12 – Dallas, TX @ Palladium Ballroom
12/08/12 – Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater
12/10/12 – Denver, CO @ The Fillmore Auditorium
12/11/12 – Farmington, NM @ McGee Park
12/13/12 – San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theatre
12/14/12 – Medford, OR @ Medford Armory
12/15/12 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory Concert House
12/16/12 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO
70,000 Tons of Metal Cruise
01/28/13 – 02/01/13 – Miami, FL
02/02/13 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
02/04/13 – Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre
02/05/13 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
02/07/13 – Covington, KY @ Madison Theater
02/08/13 – Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
02/09/13 – Lincoln, ME @ Bourbon Theatre
02/10/13 – Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater
02/12/13 – Flagstaff, AZ @ Orpheum Theater
02/13/13 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
02/14/13 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
02/15/13 – Ventura, CA @ Majestic Theatre
02/16/13 – Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory
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The holiday season is once again upon us. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, or the baseball winter meetings (my favorite holiday), it is safe to say that they all have one thing in common — the celebration of joy and the receiving of gifts. And with the receipt of any gift comes the prerequisite wish list. I have one for Christmas and I have one for the baseball winter meetings. I also have one for hard rock in 2013, and I’m happy to share it with all of you. Here now are my hard rocking wishes for 2013.
Pop Evil/Dead Sara Tour
Take two of the hottest new bands to come out in nearly a decade and put them together. Do you know what you have? Only one of the best concert tandems to be heard since Maiden toured with Black Sabbath. If Dead Sara and Pop Evil were to hit the road together in 2013, it would be a dream come true for this fan-boy. As a professional, I usually don’t gush much over the musicians or acts that I cover, but in the case of Pop Evil and Dead Sara, I can’t help myself. They are both two of the most talented rock bands I have heard in years. And with rumors of a new Pop Evil disc coming out next year, this would be a fine way to promote a new album. Let’s hope that the Evils and the Deads make this tour happen.
A New KISS Album
I know we just got Monster this fall. I know that it usually takes 2-3 years for a band to release a new album anymore. I also know that I grew up in the days of an album per year. Frankly, I miss those days. I loved being able to count on a new record from my favorite band on a yearly basis. Nowadays, you never know when the heck a new record is coming out. I think KISS should buck the trend and record a new album in 2013. Their last two albums have been fantastic, and I think the time to strike is now, while they are still crafting music at an exceptionally high level. Besides with Gene no longer banging groupies and not filming Family Jewels, what else is he going to do with his time?
An AC/DC Hits Tour
I love AC/DC and I love when they tour behind a new album, but the band has never gone on a hits tour. The most obvious reason for that is because they have never put out a “hits” album. That’s due to Angus’ desire to not repackage material and sell it to the fans, which I respect and admire. However, that doesn’t mean that they can’t go on tour and play all their hits! With Malcom Young recently having stated not to expect any new music from AC/DC before 2014, what’s a fan to do? We want our fix of one of the greatest hard rocking bands to ever hit the stage. And to see AC/DC perform nothing but their top hits with no new songs to mix in could make it the best AC/DC tour in the band’s history.
A Huge Headliner For M3
As I have for the past three years, I intend to travel to Columbia and check out this year’s M3 Festival. In 2013 I would love to see M3 put out a headliner that would blow away all of the previous years combined. Perhaps Black Sabbath or Bon Jovi may be able to headline the event this year? Both are scheduled to tour next year and there’s no reason why they couldn’t include a stop in Maryland on their itinerary. Iron Maiden would be another great grab for the headliner slot. KISS would be great here as well. However, I don’t see any of these bands actually being the headliners at M3, but that’s why it’s called a wish, right?
Lower Ticket Prices
With the economy still in flux and a lot of us still digging out of debt, it’s hard to attend multiple concerts in the summer. The price of tickets just eats into the budget too deeply and leaves a hard rock fan with limited dollars in his/her pocket. It would be great if the ticket promoters got together and said for 2013 they would ease the pain of paying for a concert by lowering the prices. If promoters were to do this, perhaps they would see more sold out shows, instead of half empty arenas (ala Aerosmith and Van Halen). The greatest gift of the New Year I could get is to see some affordable ticket prices to concerts I want to see. And by affordable, I don’t mean $20 for the nosebleeds. I mean more like $40 for decent seats. Is that too much to ask? Why do I have to pay over $200 if I want to sit in a good section to see Bon Jovi perform live? I just can’t justify the cost and therefore, I don’t attend which is a shame and sometimes makes me dislike the band that I grew up loving.
That’s my wish list for 2013. What’s on yours? Drop a line in the comments and let us know!
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A brand new edition of RAGINGMETAL, Metal’s Loudest Hour is now available for streaming and download. This week’s feature band is Loudness. This week’s episode also features new music from RAM, Babyjane, Iron Maiden, Circle II Circle and more! Check it out!
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Are you ready for Alpha Tiger? This German metal band is bringing it to you old school with their new video “From Outer Space”. This song is from the band’s up and coming album, Beneath The Surface, due out January 28th, 2013!
On January 21st in Europe and January 22nd in North America, Canadian progressive metal pioneers VOIVOD will release their 13th studio album, Target Earth! In anticipation of this release, the band has now posted the official Target Earth EPK, featuring behind-the-scenes footage, plus an exclusive interview with Away (Michel Langevin) and Chewy (Daniel Mongrain) about the making of the album.
Recorded at producer Pierre Rémillard’s Wild Studios in Quebec and mixed by Sanford Parker (PELICAN, NACHTMYSTIUM), Target Earth features artwork by drummer Away, who used color schemes from each one of the band’s previous albums to make this new masterpiece. The album brings back original bass player, Blacky (Jean Yves Thériault), marking his first recordings with the band since 1991’s Angel Rat. It’s also the first to feature guitarist Chewy, who cut his teeth playing guitar to the late Denis D’Amour’s riffs, and thus has matched his style to a tee. VOIVOD, as a full group, hadn’t sat down to write a record together since 2003’s self-titled album. The end result harkens back to the group’s late 80s output and after 30 years together as a band, one of their best yet.
The official track-listing for Target Earth can be seen below.
- Target Earth
- Kluskap O’Kom
- Empathy for the Enemy
- Mechanical Mind
- Corps Étranger
The album will be available as a CD, gatefold double vinyl and a limited edition deluxe box set (details on that to be announced soon).
Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the release of a very special album from JORN entitled “Symphonic” on January 25th in Europe and January 22nd in North America.
“Symphonic” is not a proper new album, but rather a selection of tracks taken from JORN’s previous studio releases, which have been carefully selected by the Norwegian singer himself and painstakingly remixed in order to add a grandiose classical orchestra arrangement to the existing Hard Rock structure.
“I didn’t want to choose the most obvious Jorn songs, as I didn’t want this album to come out as a typical “best of” release”, explains the Norwegian singer. “Some songs that are not too typical in a Jorn context, were chosen simply because some great songs often tend to be forgotten and therefore deserve a second chance”.
Tracks like “I Came to Rock”, “Burn Your Flame” and “Behind the Clown” especially are presented in a very intriguing and different new dressing, which enhances the variety and depth of JORN’s classic songwriting and performance style. In Jorn’s words: “I Came To Rock, might now even remind the listener of a Broadway musical, not coming from a heavy rock band like Jorn. The new version of “Behind The Clown” shows how much as a young boy I have been fascinated by Kate Bush. “Burn your flame” instead came out really fresh and different, compared to the original version on Spirit Black from 2009.”
“Symphonic” also includes an unreleased track: a cover version of Dio’s “Rock n Roll Children”. “I hope you will enjoy the album and maybe you will even rediscover some songs you had forgotten…” concludes Jorn.
“Symphonic” track listing includes:
I Came To Rock; Rock And Roll Children; The World I See; Burn Your Flame; Man Of The Dark; My Road; Time To Be King; Black Morning; Like Stone In Water; Vision Eyes; War Of The World; Behind The Clown; A Thousand Cuts; The Mob Rules.
The first single off the album “I Came to Rock” can be exclusively listened in streaming on the Frontiers Records webradio. Tune in at www.frontiers.it/webradio
There are a few notable hard rock & metal releases this week! New stuff is out this week from Hinder, Gamma Ray, Chevelle, Yngwie Malmsteen and a kick ass debut from Humbucker!
Chevelle – Stray Arrows – A Collection of Favorites
Gamma Ray – Live: Skeletons & Majesties
Humbucker – R.O.C.K.S.
Hinder – Welcome To the Freakshow
Affiance – The Campaign
Bloody Hammers – S/T (Import)
Yngwie Malmsteen – Spellbound
Bang Tango has released a new video for for “Suck It Up”, from their Pistol Whipped In The Bible Belt album. You can also check out their clip for “I Like It” below. Pistol Whipped In The Bible Belt is available for purchase through Amazon.com!
Grammy-nominated band DREAM THEATER, one of rock’s most musically fearless and adventurous bands, has re-signed with Roadrunner Records. The group first signed with Roadrunner Records in January 2007 and has released three critically acclaimed albums with the label. The label first issued DREAM THEATER’s ninth studio album Systematic Chaos in 2007 and went on to release Black Clouds & Silver Linings in 2009 as well as their most recent album, A Dramatic Turn of Events in September 2011. The band will soon begin recording a new album as part of the new agreement with Roadrunner Records.
In 2012 and while with Roadrunner Records, the band received their first-ever Grammy nomination for “On The Backs Of Angels” in the Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance category. The song was the first single from their eleventh studio album A Dramatic Turn Of Events (Roadrunner Records), which had 14 Top 10 debuts around the world including the U.S. where it entered at #8 on theBillboard Top 200 album chart. 2009’s Black Clouds & Silver Linings (Roadrunner Records) also charted strongly, debuting at #6 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart, the highest charting record of the band’s career. They have also won several awards while at Roadrunner Records including Rollingstone.com’s readers’ poll for “Your Favorite Prog Rock Albums of All Time” (2012), several awards from the leading Japanese rock magazine BURRN! (2012)and the “Spirit Of Prog” achievement award at the 2009 Classic Rock Awards. Overall, the legendary progressive metal masters have sold in excess of 10 million records and DVDs worldwide. A powerhouse live act, they’ve headlined and sold out shows all over the globe.
The band commented, “We are all very excited to be re-signing with Roadrunner Records! Over the past 5 years from the release of Systematic Chaos to our latest A Dramatic Turn of Events, we’ve developed strong creative and professional bonds with everyone at Roadrunner as well as many great friendships along the way.”
The band adds: “Roadrunner’s dedication and commitment to Dream Theater has been evident to all of us from the very beginning, and is consistent in all departments and on all levels, right on through to the top. Roadrunner is a record label that is not only great at what they do but who truly understand what Dream Theater is all about as well as the amazing people who support us all around the world whom we proudly call our fans. They are a record company we relate to as an organization firmly rooted in its ideals and mission, while always pushing the envelope in an effort to keep things moving ever forward. We’ve reached many career defining milestones while at Roadrunner and are all incredibly pumped in anticipation of our continued future together!”
DREAM THEATER formed in 1985 under the name Majesty. The lineup has evolved to become John Petrucci (guitar, founding member), John Myung (bass, founding member), James LaBrie (vocals), Jordan Rudess (keyboards and continuum) and drummer Mike Mangini.
DREAM THEATER recently wrapped up a massive worldwide headline tour in support of A Dramatic Turn of Eventsand are heading back into the studio to record their next album. The next chapter in DREAM THEATER’S storied career begins in 2013.
TO JOIN KID ROCK AS SPECIAL GUESTS ON “REBEL SOUL” ARENA TOUR
KICKING OFF FEBRUARY 2 IN KANSAS CITY;
BUCKCHERRY’S NEW SINGLE “GLUTTONY”–FROM THEIR FORTHCOMING ALBUM ‘CONFESSIONS’–DUE OUT DECEMBER 11 VIA ITUNES
Multi-Platinum rock band Buckcherry will join Kid Rock as special guests on the upcoming “Rebel Soul” Tour beginning February 2 in Kansas City, MO.
“’Great American Rock n’ Roll’: Kid Rock and Buckcherry. That’s all you have to say. The baddest rock n’ roll tour with the American badass himself,” says Buckcherry vocalist Josh Todd.
While on the road, Buckcherry will preview new songs from their forthcoming Confessions album, due out in early 2013. This marks the band’s sixth studio album and first U.S. release for Century Media Records. The lyrics for Confessions are tied together by the underlying theme of the Seven Deadly Sins.
Fans will get an early taste of the album when “Gluttony,” the first single from Confessions, is released as an iTunes single on December 11. Look for more information about Confessions to be revealed in the coming weeks.
Buckcherry–Josh Todd (vocals), Keith Nelson (guitar), Stevie D. (guitar), Jimmy Ashhurst (bass), Xavier Muriel (drums)–are one of the premier rock bands of the new millennium, having sold more than three million records in America alone and touring virtually non-stop, playing with everyone from AC/DC to Avenged Sevenfold, touring sold-out arenas alongside Nickelback and KISS, and headlining festivals ranging from the punk rock Ink-N-Iron (also featuring the Misfits and Pennywise) to Sturgis. Radio staples “Lit Up,” “Crazy Bitch” and “Sorry” have cemented the band as one of the most identifiable and sought-after bands on the radio and the live circuits, and Confessions is primed to take the band to even greater heights.
Current Buckcherry tour dates are as follows:
Date City Venue
12/27 Libertyville, IL Austin’s Fuel Room
12/28 Mt. Pleasant, MI Soaring Eagle Casino And Resort
12/31 Las Vegas, NV Fremont Street Experience (with Queensrÿche,
Quiet Riot, Pop Evil, Otherwise)
1/2 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory Concert House
1/5 Edmonton, AB Union Hall
1/6 Calgary, AB Back Alley
With Kid Rock and Hellbound:
2/2 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
2/5 Springfield, MO JQH Arena
2/7 Beaumont, TX Ford Park Event Center
2/9 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
With Kid Rock and Hellbound:
2/10 Wichita, KS INTRUST Bank Arena
2/13 Bossier City, LA CenturyLink Center
2/15 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
2/16 Greenville, SC Bi-Lo Center
2/18 Fort Myers, FL Germain Arena
2/20 Pensacola, FL Pensacola Civic Center
2/21 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena
2/23 Birmingham, AL BJCC Arena
2/24 Huntsville, AL Von Braun Center
2/26 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum Complex
2/27 Knoxville, TN Knoxville Civic Auditorium
3/1 Memphis, TN FedEx Forum
3/2 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center
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Legendary rock vocalist Sebastian Bach is currently working on the upcoming release of a brand new DVD/live CD package: ABachalypse Now is scheduled for release in Spring, 2013 via Frontiers Records. The DVD/CD includes never-before-seen footage from this year’s GrasPop Festival in Belgium, the full never-before-seen Hellfest set from France and the fully-remixed and remastered Club Nokia show from Los Angeles (originally broadcast on AXS TV). The exact track listing and table of contents is forthcoming. Bach commented, “I am so excited for all of you to witness and experience ABachalypse Now. We have included three recent concerts and the footage is totally kickass! It’s remixed and remastered for full audio and video quality. The performances and energy of the crowds are killer throughout the DVD and you really feel like you are at the shows. Prepare yourselves for the coming ABachalypse – now!”
Sebastian Bach’s latest album, KICKING & SCREAMING, was produced by Bob Marlette (Black Sabbath, Shinedown, Atreyu, Filter) and debuted in the Top 75 of the Billboard Top 200 Album chart and received rave reviews from critics and fans alike. Outburn declared, “Sebastian Bach delivers a balls out gang of mountainous hooks, titanic grooves and straight down the middle hard rock”, while Revolver avowed, “Bach’s voice is in particularly fine form on KICKING & SCREAMING, boasting more color and range than most…” Bach was recently named one of the 100 greatest living rock stars by Revolver.
Sebastian Bach has sold in excess of 20 million records worldwide as lead singer with his former band, Skid Row and as a solo artist. Far from just being a multi-platinum recording artist, the singer/songwriter/actor/entertainer has expanded his career over the past decade to include episodic television with a 5-season recurring role on the CW’s hit series “Gilmore Girls”, starring roles on Broadway (“Jekyll & Hyde”, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”) and national touring companies (“Jesus Chris Superstar”), and has appeared regularly on MTV and VH1.
Bach on the web: