The music video for “I Don’t Apologize (1000 Pictures)” can be seen below:
OTHERWISE was also selected to open this year’s MMA Awards Show with a performance of their hit single “Soldiers.” The show will air on the Fox Sports Network this Sunday, January 20th at 9:00 PM local time. “Soldiers” was the first song by an unsigned artist to ever occupy the #1 spot on the Sirius Octane Channel and has sold nearly 100,000 singles to date. The music video for “Soldiers” can be seen here.
With vigorous touring all throughout 2012, the band continues on with a heavy schedule into this year. Kicking off this week, OTHERWISE will hit the road with STONE SOUR and PAPA ROACH on a US tour. The band is already confirmed for a number of festivals this year, so fans are encouraged to be on the lookout for updates and announcements. A full list of dates can be seen below.
01/18/13 – Jackson, MI – Rak’s Sports Bar
01/19/13 – Dayton, OH – McGuffy’s House of Rock
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
01/26/13 – Fort Wayne, IN – Piere’s
01/27/13 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
01/29/13 – Minneapolis, MN – The Myth
01/30/13 – Kansas City, MO – The Midland by AMC (*No Papa Roach)
01/31/13 – Wichita, KS @ The Cotillion Ballroom (*No Stone Sour)
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
02/10/13 – Houston, TX – Scout Bar
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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OTEP’s final album Hydra is out today, January 22nd and is already climbing the iTunes charts; currently at #8 on the Rock Chart and #78 on the Overall Chart. Hydra takes listeners on a fantastical, demonic ride through the mind of a girl who has been cast aside, set on vengeance against the world that has forgotten her. Seducing your ears with every aspect of the vocal spectrum, the artist, activist and poet will put you in a trance, creating a theater of the mind the likes of which you have never imagined before.
With a sound all her own, OTEP has been terrorizing the metal scene for years with a mixture of unforgiving heavy sounds and beautifully haunting spoken words resulting in over 600,000 albums sold to date. Utilizing her unrivaled songwriting ability, OTEP has powered through taboo topics such as politics, sex, animal rights, equal rights, bigotry and hatred in previous releases. Playing for fans across the globe, she has been preaching a venomous, metal-infused gospel for well over a decade.
Proving art only gets better with time, Hydra has solidified OTEP’s place as one of the most prolific, unique, female-fronted metal groups of our time. Be a part of history and order the final chapter from a poet whose outspoken nature has paved the way for all artists to come. Pick up the album at Best Buy for $7.99 for a limited time only. Build your own Hydra package through the Victory Records’ webstore starting for as low as $19.98. Order now! ART SAVES!
Metal Blade Records is pleased to announce the signing of SLOUGH FEG, who’s style is an eclectic mix of Celtic Folk and Traditional Metal peppered with buckets of energy and lyrical depth. On February 5 the label will also be releasing three of the band’s early releases (North America only!) that, until now, were only available as imports. Twilight of the Idols (1999), Down Among the Deadmen (2000), and Traveller (2003) will be packaged as a 3CD box set will also be made available on their own, digitally, via iTunes, Amazon, Google+, or your favorite digital retailer. Check out samples from these albums and preorder your copy HERE.
Guitarist/vocalist Mike Scalzi comments: “We are very excited to announce that we have signed a worldwide deal with Metal Blade Records for a new album, which we are beginning to record this month. The new material will be standard Feg-Fare— that is, totally non-standard!! Of course there will be some galloping, rollicking, bouncing buccaneer riffs unearthed from the Voi-Vaudevillian vaults, and a touch of good-’ol misery and madness (not to mention more peevishly punctuated puns) in the lyrics. But this time there will also be a cavalcade of cacophonous crooning to add to the caterwaul, as well as the lavishly-landscaped luster of some majestic Morricone-esque riffs at which to marvel—perhaps a slight proto-American-West feel. So as usual, you’ll just have to wait to hear it yourself!!!”
“We are also equally excited (if not more excited!!) to announce that Metal Blade is re-releasing our second, third and fourth albums in the form of a bad-ass box set!! It’s about time these albums were made available in the USA!!! They’ve always been imports in the past, but now you can get them all at once!!”
Also available as part of a preorder is a The Lord Weird Slough Feg logo shirt that fans can pick up bundled with the 3CD for a special low price.
About the band:
SLOUGH FEG –originally The Lord Weird Slough Feg which was shortened to Slough Feg after the release of their 2005 album “Atavism”—who’s name is derived from a character in ancient Irish mythology, originates from Central Pennsylvania and relocated to San Francisco in 1990 in hopes of resurrecting the ailing ‘true metal’ scene in the United States. The band quickly gained a reputation as, ‘The band San Francisco loved to hate’ by taking a stand against the trends and incorporating stage savagery with strong visual imagery.
The band produced three demos in the early to mid nineties, which were followed up by a self-produced, self-titled debut CD released in 1996.
Scoring points for originality in the European underground, they aroused the interest of Dragonheart Records in 1998 and Twilight of the Idols was released in 1999 by the label. This was followed by the 2000 release of Down Among the Deadmen and Sci-Fi epic, Traveller, in 2003. In 2005 the band moved to the Italian label Cruz Del Sur and shortened their name to simply, SLOUGH FEG with the release of Atavism. 2007 brought the dawn of HARDWORLDER, and a slight change of direction to a ’70′s NWOBHM sound. 2008 saw the release of The Slay Stack Grows, a compilation containing over 30 tracks on 2CD’s, with Ape Uprising! (2009), The Animal Spirits (2010), and the live album Made in Poland (2011) rounding out the rest of the band’s catalog.
SLOUGH FEG is:
Mike Scalzi – Guitars/Vocals
Angelo Tringali – Guitars
Adrian Maestas – Bass
Harry Cantwell – Drums
ROSS THE BOSS RETURNS WITH A VENGEANCE, IN ALL-NEW METAL GROUP, DEATH DEALER
As a founding member of both Manowar and the Dictators, guitarist Ross the Boss needs no introduction. But it’s been a while since the metal masses heard from Ross, leading some to wonder if or when he would return. The wait is now over, as his newly formed outfit, Death Dealer, is ready to rock and take the world by storm, with their debut album, ‘Warmaster.’
“The Death Dealer sound is a mighty combination of five very talented, seasoned musicians,” explains Ross. “It’s classic power metal with the brutal edge of thrash, speed, and precision.” And when he says the band is comprised of talented and seasoned musicians, he’s not kidding, as Death Dealer also includes vocalist Sean Peck (Cage), guitarist Stu Marshall (producer and guitarist for such voices as Udo Dirkschneider and Steve Grimmett), bassist Mike Davis (Rob Halford, Lizzy Borden), and drummer Rhino (Manowar).
Formed last year via correspondence over the internet, as soon as work commenced on the material, Ross knew he had met his metallic match. “Well, after they sent the first tune over, I was blown away, then Stu and Sean tell me they want me to join this band, called Death Dealer. I say, ‘Who else is in the band? They say, ‘Rhino on drums.’ I’m in! Stu goes, ‘It was either you or we would have asked KK Downing to be on guitar.’ Wow!”
As evidenced by such tunes as “Death Dealer,” “Never to Kneel,” and “The Devil’s Mile,” for fans of authentic, no-holds-barred, manly heavy metal, ‘Warmaster’ is an absolute godsend. And soon, Death Dealer will be converting metalheads worldwide to their cause. “Our future plans? Obviously to put Death Dealer on the worldwide metal map, and to engage large crowds and render them shocked and satisfied.”
Death Dealer is:
Sean Peck – vocals
Stu Marshall – guitar
Ross the Boss – guitar
Mike Davis- bass
Rhino – drums
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Canadian progressive metal pioneers VOIVOD have now released their 13th studio album, Target Earth! To hear Target Earth in its entirety, please head over to Loudwire.com for the album stream. To purchase Target Earth, please visit iTunes for a digital copy or CM Distro for the album, plus a special bundle that includes the CD and an exclusive t-shirt.
Recorded at producer Pierre Rémillard’s Wild Studios in Quebec and mixed by Sanford Parker (PELICAN, NACHTMYSTIUM), Target Earth features artwork by drummer Away (Michel Langevin), 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 (Daniel Mongrain), who cut his teeth playing guitar to the late Piggy’s (Denis D’Amour) 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.
Read on for a few reviews of VOIVOD’s critically acclaimed Target Earth:
“…the long-awaited proper follow-up to ['Nothingface'].” — DECIBEL MAGAZINE (8/10)
“…the songs have enough complexity, heaviness, and clever arrangements to make ‘Target Earth’ the most riveting VOIVOD album in more than 20 years.” — OUTBURN MAGAZINE (8/10)
“‘Target Earth’ is an instant classic…a contender for Best Metal Album of 2013.” — METAL SUCKS.net
“Thirty years in, these Canadian legends are still cranking out vital and ripping tracks…” — BROOKLYN VEGAN.com
“This is VOIVOD back to business with their best record since 1990′s ‘Nothingface.’” — AOL NOISECREEP.com
Michel Langevin (Away) – drums
Denis Bélanger (Snake) – vocals
Jean-Yves Thériault (Blacky) – bass
Daniel Mongrain (Chewy) – guitar
Cleopatra Records has obtained the complete catalogue of San Francisco-based punk label, New Red Archives. On this new imprint, Anti-Flag, Christ on a Crutch, and Ultraman will be the first artists released in 2013.
New Red Archives was founded in 1987, and was first known for releasing punk and hardcore records on colored vinyl. While most of the roster was west coast-based (including The Badtown Boys, Dead Lazlo’s Place, and Samiam), the label reached west of the Mississippi as well to support underground bands like Kraut and Reagan Youth. With all of Cleopatra’s rereleases of New Red Archives records, the material will remain untouched and in its original sound.
On February 12, Anti-Flag’s politically-charged 1996 album, DIE FOR THE GOVERNMENT, will drop. The 17-track digipak features blistering anthems such as “You’ve Got To Die For The Government,” “Red, White And Brainwashed,” and “Police State In The USA.”
Two other limited edition classic hardcore records have just been released. SPREAD YOUR FILTH: THE DOUGHNUT AND BOURBON YEARS from Christ on a Crutch is a rarity from the D.C.-founded and Seattle-based band, known for playing shows that ended with a lot of destruction. Bassist Nate Mendel later went on to Sunny Day Real Estate and Foo Fighters. SPREAD YOUR FILTH includes “A Pillar Of Our Society” and “Food For Thought.”
THE CONSTANT WEIGHT OF ZERO is the final album by St. Louis-based hardcore band Ultraman. Ultraman toured the United States on several album releases from the late 1980s to mid-1990 with Suicidal Tendencies, Dead Milkmen, and more. A special bonus EP comes with THE CONSTANT WEIGHT OF ZERO, with recordings by Ultraman offshoot Krissy Fit and live videos.
Also out now is a limited edition 3 CD set of essential hardcore punk tracks, HARDCORE BREAKOUT 1,2,3… With more than 75 tracks, this epic collection features some of New Red Archives best – Jawbreaker, No Use For A Name, U.K. Subs, Samiam, Kraut, Hogan’s Heroes, and many more.
GLAM & HEAVY METAL RETURNS TO MERRIWEATHER
I.M.P. PRESENTS 2013 M3 ROCK FESTIVAL
IN ITS 5th YEAR M3 IS THE BIGGEST, BADDEST METAL SHOW
DRAWING FANS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
OFFICIAL M3 KIX-OFF PARTY & CONCERT FRIDAY, MAY 3 at 5:30pm
2013 M3 ROCK FESTIVAL SATURDAY, MAY 4 at 11am
2-Day and VIP Packages on sale Friday, January 25 10am EST through ticketfly.com
If Available, Single-Day Tickets on-sale in the coming week.
The heavy metal time machine will turn back to the1980s and ‘90s when Bret Michaels Band, Twisted Sister, and W.A.S.P. will be among the 20 bands to take over Merriweather Post Pavilion, playing full sets of their glam rock and heavy metal hits. M3 fans won’t have to choose between bands with overlapping set times, since each band will play one at a time. The festival will take place on two separate stages, each simulcasting the other, giving fans the option to stay in one seat and watch all the bands as they appear on both stages, or fans can move from stage to stage without missing a note.
M3, internationally renown, has attracted fans from six continents, 10 countries and 40 states. Now in its fifth year, I.M.P. Presents M3 Rock Festival starts with The Official M3 Kix-Off Party, which will get things started Friday, May 3rd at 5:30pm. Acts playing Friday night are W.A.S.P., KIX, Danger Danger and Bad Seed Rising. The full-blown 2013 M3 Rock Festival begins Saturday, May 4th at 11am and will include Bret Michaels Band, Twisted Sister, Jackyl, Steel Panther, JSRG, Firehouse, Great White featuring Jack Russell, Kings X, Loudness, Steelheart, Trixter, Love/Hate, Tuff, In The Pink, Korupt, and Streetlight Circus.
Each year VIP and Pavilion seats sell out in minutes. Two-day and VIP packages will go on sale Friday, Jan. 25th at 10am EST through ticketfly.com. Tickets can also be purchased at the 9:30 Club Box Office in Washington, D.C. If available, single-day tickets will go on sale in the coming weeks. For more information, visit http://www.ticketfly.com/ or http://www.m3rockfest.com
VIP ticket holders will have:
• Private VIP Entrance gate
• Official M3 2013 Festival T-shirt
• Official M3 2013 Concert Poster
• Access to floor and front of house seating
• Access to M3 VIP Deck located backstage (access to VIP concessions and VIP restrooms)
• Access to Artist Meet & Greet Lounge.
Formed in 1980, I.M.P. is a Bethesda, Md.-based concert promoter and event production company. In addition to launching the Virgin Festival in the U.S., the principals at I.M.P. own Washington DC’s legendary 9:30 Club, named the Top Club by Billboard Touring Awards and renowned as the premier place to see and hear cutting edge live music of all varieties. I.M.P. also programs and operates Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Md. Over the last 33 years, I.M.P. and the 9:30 Club have put on nearly 10,000 events, hosting millions of music fans.