A message from Wendy Dio regarding she and Ronnie James Dio’s favorite charity, The Brittany Foundation:
As you all know, Ronnie and I have always been animal lovers and our favorite charity is The Brittany Foundation, as 100% of the monies raised goes to feed and house the dogs. Some of you may remember that three years ago, I spent a Day in Their Paws in a cage with two adorable dogs, trying to raise money and get them adopted. This was one of the last public appearances Ronnie made before his untimely passing.
This year I am going in the cage again with Timka and Tramp to raise money for The Brittany Foundation. I stay in the cage for 24 hours or until I have raised the money for freedom. It costs a dollar a minute for my freedom. I am asking for your help.
Please go to http://www.brittanyfoundationonline.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=48&Itemid=67 and scroll down to my picture with Timka and Tramp, and click the button to donate. We would love to see any of you that would like to join us.
I would like to say a big “thank you” to you all, and as Ronnie would say, “You Rock!”
- Wendy Dio
KORN AND ROB ZOMBIE
ANNOUNCE CO-HEADLINING ARENA TOUR
THE “NIGHT OF THE LIVING DREADS” TOUR!
17-CITY TREK KICKS OFF NOVEMBER 3 IN RENO, NV;
WRAPS NOVEMBER 26 IN BETHLEHEM, PA
KORN TOURING IN SUPPORT OF THEIR NEW ALBUM
‘THE PARADIGM SHIFT‘
IN STORES OCTOBER 8, 2013 ON PROSPECT PARK
ROB ZOMBIE TOURING IN SUPPORT OF HIS NEW ALBUM
‘VENOMOUS RAT REGENERATION VENDOR’
AVAILABLE NOW ON ZODIAC SWAN
Heavyweights ROB ZOMBIE and KORN have announced a co-headlining arena tour–the “NIGHT OF THE LIVING DREADS” tour–kicking off Sunday, November 3 in Reno, NV and encompassing 17 dates across the U.S (full itinerary below) before wrapping November 26 in Bethlehem, PA. With both artists known for delivering electrifying performances filled with sonic thunderbolts and dark intensity, fans can expect the roofs to lift off arenas across the country. For a full list of tour dates and ticket links, visit: http://korn.com/events or http://robzombie.com/tour-dates/.
GRAMMY® Award-winning multi-platinum hard rock innovators KORN–Jonathan Davis [Vocals], James “Munky” Shaffer [Guitar], Brian “Head” Welch [Guitar], Reggie “Fieldy” Arvizu [Bass] and Ray Luzier [Drums]–will be touring in support of their 11th studio album, THE PARADIGM SHIFT, due in stores and via digital retailers on October 8 on Prospect Park. The video for the album’s Top 10 Active Rock track “Never Never” premiered on VEVO (9/6) and can be viewed here: http://vevo.ly/UaDV41. The album cover art is below.
A rock icon and auteur filmmaker of unlimited vision, Rob Zombie has continuously challenged audiences as he stretches the boundaries of music, film, and publishing. In April, the seven-time GRAMMY® nominee released his fifth solo album, VENOMOUS RAT REGENERATION VENDOR, on his new Zodiac Swan label through T-Boy Records/UMe. The album debuted at No. 7 on the Billboard 200, and has spawned two Top 10 Active Rock singles, “Dead City Radio and the New Gods of Super Town” and Zombie’s current Top 10 spin on Grand Funk Railroad’s anthemic “We’re An American Band.” The song’s lyric video can be viewed HERE. The album cover art is below.
On his upcoming co-headlining tour with KORN, Zombie notes, “Some of the best times we’ve had on the road have been touring with Korn, so we’re thrilled to be doing it again!” Jonathan Davis adds, “We’ve had a lot of fun touring and playing with Rob Zombie over the years. It’s been a while and those shows were so much fun. We’re really excited about doing it again.”
These tour dates come on the heels of KORN announcing the return of their FAMILY VALUES FESTIVAL–a one–day spectacular taking place Saturday, October 5 at the 1st Bank Center in Denver, Colorado with Hollywood Undead, Asking Alexandria, Machine Gun Kelly and Beware of Darkness–as well as their current cross-country record release “launch dates” tour (with support from Asking Alexandria and Love And Death) taking the band through October 12 when they wrap in Las Vegas.
This fall, Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare – the ultimate Halloween music and horror event – will terrify fans every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from October 10 through November 2 at FEARPlex in Pomona, just outside Los Angeles. Zombie will headline the closing night of music performances (November 2) during this bone-chilling experience combining the most advanced haunted house attractions with a not-to-be-missed music festival from top hard rock/metal, rock alternative, EDM, and Latin artists. The music lineup includes: Eagles Of Death Metal, Goldfinger, 3OH!3, The Used, Ozomatli, Beware Of Darkness, Butcher Babies, Ghost Town, Andrew WK, Motionless In White, Powerman 5000, TSOL, The Dickies, The Vandals, and Wallpaper. Visit www.GreatAmericanNightmare.com for more details.
THE PARADIGM SHIFT marks the emotional return of co-founding guitarist Brian “Head” Welch for his first album with KORN since 2003‘s Take a Look in the Mirror, and it serves as the follow-up to the band’s 2011 critically acclaimed trend-setting dubstep metal hybrid, The Path of Totality, which debuted Top 10 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and was named Revolver Magazine‘s “Album of the Year.” THE PARADIGM SHIFT is also KORN’s first time working with super producer Don Gilmore [Linkin Park’s The Hybrid Theory, etc.] who recorded the album with the band at Buck Owens’ studio in their original hometown Bakersfield and at Los Angeles‘ famed NRG Recording Studios.
Rob Zombie has sold more than fifteen million albums worldwide and he is the only artist to experience unprecedented success in both music and film as the writer/director of six feature films with a worldwide gross totaling more than $100 million. Prior to VENOMOUS RAT REGENERATION VENDOR, his last solo studio album was the long-awaited HELLBILLY DELUXE 2, which came a decade after its predecessor, HELLBILLY DELUXE, the album that established Zombie as a solo artist after the breakup of multi-platinum group White Zombie. That triple-platinum album also yielded a string of successful radio singles, namely “Dragula,” “Superbeast” and “Living Dead Girl,” which dominated the airwaves. In April, Zombie released his sixth motion picture, The Lords of Salem, which he wrote, directed and produced in tandem with the producers of the Paranormal Activity franchise, with Anchor Bay Films.
Check out KORN and Rob Zombie in the following cities:
|Sun||11/3||Reno, NV||Grand Sierra Resort|
|Tue||11/5||Yakima, WA||Yakima Valley Sundome|
|Wed||11/6||Butte, MT||The Butte Civic Center|
|Thu||11/7||Salt Lake City, UT||Maverik Center|
|Sat||11/9||Bismarck, ND||Bismarck Civic Center|
|Sun||11/10||Rapid City, SD||Rushmore Plaza Arena|
|Tue||11/12||Casper, WY||Casper Events Center|
|Wed||11/13||Sioux City, IA||Tyson Event Center|
|Fri||11/15||Oklahoma City, OK||Chesapeake Energy Arena|
|Sat||11/16||Wichita Falls, TX||Kay Yeager Coliseum|
|Sun||11/17||Corpus Christi TX||Concrete Street Amphitheatre|
|Tue||11/19||Springfield, MO||O’Reilly Family Center|
|Wed||11/20||Cedar Rapids, IA||US Cellular Center|
|Fri||11/22||Grand Rapids, MI||Deltaplex|
|Sat||11/23||Huntington, WV||Big Sandy Superstore Arena|
|Tue||11/26||Bethlehem, PA||Bethlehem Events Center|
The Nashville RIDE FOR DIME: Saturday, October 5, 2013 at Nashville Center Stage
Proceeds to Benefit RIDE FOR DIME Charities and Local PROVERS 12:10 Animal Rescue/Shelter
Show Headlined by SEVENDUST – Special Guests Include Jasin Todd of SHINEDOWN/FUEL, Jose Mangin of Sirius XM, and More!
Streaming Live on StageIt.com – Win Great Prizes!
The Nashville, TN local RIDE FOR DIME event in honor of Dimebag Darrell Abbott is set to take place on October 5, 2013 at Nashville Center Stage (514 8TH AVE. S, Nashville, TN)! The event is sponsored by Monster Energy, Dean Guitars, Crazy Dave’s Music, Rock Revolt Magazine, Rock n Roll industries, and Dimebag Hardware, and will feature special performances by Sevendust, Voodoo Prophet, Disigal Collapse, Hellhed (performing Pantera tribute set), Habit of Force, and Beyonduplication.
Doors open at 5:00PM and tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. You can buy tickets now on Stubwire at this link. The event will also include raffles, silent auctions, and a VIP Meet & Greet opportunity with Sevendust that gets you an event shirt, poster, and souvenir cup. The ride part of the event starts at Brewhouse, West Highway 70, Nashville at 3:33PM. People should begin gathering around 1:00PM.
Special guests at the Nashville RIDE FOR DIME will include Sirius XM’s Jose Mangin, Dimebagz Hag Rita Haney, RFD President Rob Eichelberger, Jasin Todd of Shinedown/Fuel, Sirius XM’s Luc Carl, John Brooks aka THE KAT/BEST DUDE, and Nick Bowcott.
The entire evening will be streamed online for $3 at StageIt.com (click here). StageIt will be giving away all kinds of cool stuff for viewers such as autographed event posters, custom-designed Affliction RFD 2013 t-shirts, a show signed drumhead and one lucky viewer will win a brand new Dean guitar! Get exclusive backstage and behind-the-scenes access to the debauchery and shenanigans as well as interviews with the bands, fans and many special guests.
“I think that Darrell would be really proud of all of his extended family, friends, fans, and musical brothers and sisters… The RIDE FOR DIME has embodied the spirit of Darrell by keeping his memory alive the way Dime would have wanted… with “Unity”,” states Dimebagz Hag Rita Haney. “The thing he loved the most was jumping up on someone’s stage for a killer jam session or welcoming anybody to his own stage with open arms. To see people from all over come together to celebrate him and his music is enough to warm my heart and I could never say thank you enough, but it’s even more incredible that the proceeds have gone to help so many different causes over the years. I hope that one day we can see the RFD chapters in all states and countries, even if you don’t ride, you can always come out for the jams and the good times. Always remember one word in the Dime community… “Unity”.”
“This year’s RIDE FOR DIME events have seen performances by Shadows Fall, Drowning Pool, God Forbid, Sevendust and countless local bands that we try to showcase and put some spotlight on to crowds that otherwise would not have heard them, all in the name and honor of our friend Dimebag Darrell,” adds Chad Lee, RFD Nashville Vice President and owner of Rockconcertfotos.com.
These days as schools throughout America are forced to close their Musical programs kids in uncounted numbers are missing their potential to become the talented musicians of our future. RIDE FOR DIME is a federally sanctioned 501 (C) 3 charity organization benefiting several different like minded causes in honor of the late great DIMEBAG DARRELL ABBOTT the former guitarist of the bands DAMAGEPLAN and PANTERA. Dime was the kind of person that was able to connect with millions of fans world wide with his kind heart and extraordinary musical abilities. Unfortunately hes was taken from us on December 8th 2004 in a senseless act of violence. Since then some of the people closest to him have created “RIDE FOR DIME” to raise money in his name and give back to the thing that enriched his short life so greatly…..Music. Little Kids Rock Foundation provides classrooms with the instruments and funding that it takes to keep their music programs alive, ultimately giving kids an outlet to showcase their talents. The Darrell Abbott Scholarship Fund helps deserving kids pursue their musical dreams and education.
For more info, please visit this link.
KILL DEVIL HILL have partnered with RevolverMag.com for the online premiere of “Crown Of Thorns,” the debut track from their upcoming new album ‘REVOLUTION RISE’ (October 29, Century Media Records). The song made its radio debut Friday, being played by Jose Mangin on SiriusXM Liquid Metal, then later that night on Q104.3 in New York City on Eddie Trunk’s syndicated Friday Night Rocks radio show.
Listen to the track here:
Featuring PANTERA bassist REX BROWN, former DIO, BLACK SABBATH and HEAVEN AND HELL drummer VINNY APPICE, ex-PISSING RAZORS singer DEWEY BRAGG and acclaimed session/touring guitarist MARK ZAVON, KILL DEVIL HILL will make their Century Media Records debut with the North American release of ‘REVOLUTION RISE’ on October 29.
Says REX BROWN of the album: “This new KILL DEVIL HILL record is definitely one of my favorite moments of my career – it’s got balls, great melodies, awesome guitar riffing and a low end that’ll set your ass on fire! The album far exceeds our wildest expectations and we can’t wait to take this music out on the road and share it with all of our friends and fans. Buckle your seat belts, we’re all in for one hell of a ride!”
KILL DEVIL HILL will celebrate their sophomore release with an October 29 CD release party and performance at The Roxy on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, CA. The band will tour this fall to promote the release, with more details to follow in the coming weeks.
‘REVOLUTION RISE’ was produced by KILL DEVIL HILL and Jeff Pilson, and mixed by Jay Ruston [STONE SOUR, ANTHRAX]. The album features artwork by Sam Shearon, who has also worked with ROB ZOMBIE, IRON MAIDEN and FEAR FACTORY, to name just a few.
1. No Way Out
2. Crown Of Thorns
3. Leave It All Behind
5. Wake Up The Dead
6. Long Way From Home
7. Where Angels Dare To Roam
8. Stained Glass Sadness
9. Endless Static
10. Stealing Days
11. Life Goes On
KILL DEVIL HILL online:
A week after releasing their first official video for “Going Down”, Spider Rockets will hit the road with Saliva in the midwest and the south. “We haven’t been on the road since our runs with Trapt earlier this spring,” admits lead singer, Helena Cos; “…but we haven’t visited the south in at least a couple of years! So that, along with Saliva being cool enough to share the stage with us is pretty awesome.”
Spider Rockets has a new stage show consisting of various backdrops, a smoldering rocket ship, probing searchlight, whips, megaphone and a mannequin head. “The rocket ship will be a work in progress, hopefully we won’t need to abort any missions!” jokes John Nap, the band’s guitarist. “But the real challenge as an opening band has been coming up with staging that won’t interfere with the headliner’s space; one that is modular enough to adjust from venue to venue, but that also packs light… And I believe we’ve found it.” John refers to a series self-standing vertical, retractable banners or scrims (neither, really) that can be extended, shortened, and rearranged depending on the size and configuration of the venue’s stage. Bassist, Greg Manning, adds: “We just hope we don’t end up with a ‘Stone Henge’ situation!”
The group also plans to bring along their four legged roadie/security guard, Lemmy, a 18 pound Dachshund with a bad attitude and a fierce appetite; “that little shit always sniffs out where I hide my meatball sub in the van,” bitches drummer, Dan Prestup.
Confirmed tour dates include:
October 2 Harley Davidson Biketown (Austintown, OH) w/ SALIVA
October 3 Jonny’s Roadhouse (Aurora, IN) w/ SALIVA
October 4 Beale Street Live (Indianapolis, IN) w/ SALIVA
October 5 Diesel Concert Lounge (Chesterfield, MI) w/ SALIVA
October 6 Centerstage Bar & Grill (Kokomo, IN) w/ SALIVA
October 8 Blackstock (Knoxville, TN) w/ SALIVA
October 9 Limelight (Nashville, TN) w/ SALIVA
October 10 Club Inferno (Scottsboro, AL) w/ SALIVA
October 11 Longbranch (Raleigh, NC) w/ SALIVA
October 18 The Saint (Asbury Park, NJ)
The tour is in support of the band’s current release, “Bitten,” produced in the band’s home state of New Jersey as well as Florida.
“Going Down,” the new video from the album can be seen below.
Spider Rockets is a female-fronted, hard rock four-piece from Hazlet, New Jersey. The group consists of Helena Cos on vocals, John Nap on guitar, Greg Manning on bass, and Dan Prestup on drums. Their brand of melody driven riff rock has been influenced by the likes of Godsmack, Buckcherry, Shinedown and Rob Zombie. The group has toured with or supported groups like Trapt, Papa Roach, Pop Evil, Framing Hanley, Saigon Kick, etc. Their current release, Bitten, has been named Top 10 Hard Rock Albums of 2012 by Metal Odyssey and has successfully won over popular rock acts in a number of “cage matches” at active rock radio.
Age of Days lit the fuse this year, blasting back onto the scene, exhibiting a renewed spirit and vigor with their new album, radioactivity. On October 1st, Age of Days will release radioactivity worldwide and fans that have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of the new album can get it online from iTunes or their favorite online music store.
They won’t be disappointed. The album’s first single, ‘Bombs Away’, was an immediate hit, reaching #16 on the Active Rock Chart in their home country of Canada and earning a feature on the CFL’s Ultimate Replay. It’s an incendiary example of the kind of powerful, hook-laden, guitar crunching, powerhouse music that has made Age of Days a favorite of the modern rock crowd and an in-demand live act.
Other notable tracks include ‘Now Or Never’ which was co-written with Sal Coz Costa formerly from My Darkest Days, and features Costa on guitar and synths and Cody Hanson of Hinder on drums. ‘Broken’ was a featured track for the NHL Network’s Plays of the Week, and the current single, ‘I Did It For Love’, was co-written with award winning producer Brian Howes (Nickelback, Hinder, Puddle of Mudd, Daughtry).
Full album available for streaming HERE!
American and Canadian fans alike fell in love with the band’s smash debut album, Hollywood Ending, in 2008, and the single “Afflicted” was a Top 20 Hit in Canada, a Top 50 US Single, and a #1 smash on Sirius/XM’s Octane Channel. Their radio success earned Age of Days a tour across North America with the likes of The Offspring, Papa Roach, Hinder, and My Darkest Days. After the release of radioactivity, Age of Days toured across Canada, playing huge summer festivals with Buckcherry and some incredible shows with Grammy award-winning band, Halestorm. This October they will head out on a North American tour with Pop Evil and Papa Roach.
October 4 Boulevard Casino Coquitlam, BC, CAN w/ Papa Roach & Pop Evil
October 5 Showbox at the Market Seattle, WA, USA w/ Papa Roach & Pop Evil
October 7 Cowboys Dance Hall Calgary, AB, CAN w/ Papa Roach & Pop Evil
October 8 Union Hall Edmonton, AB, CAN w/ Papa Roach & Pop Evil
October 9 Pure Regina, SK, CAN w/ Papa Roach & Pop Evi
October 11 Kooler Lloydminster, AB, CAN w/ Papa Roach & Pop Evil
October 12 The Oak Winnipeg, MB, CAN w/ Papa Roach & Pop Evil
October 13 Mill City Nights Minneapolis, MN, USA w/ Papa Roach & Pop Evil
October 15 The Machine Shop Flint, MI, USA **SOLD OUT**
October 16 Rodeo Music Hall Austintown, OH, USA w/ Papa Roach & Pop Evil
October 17 House of Blues Atlantic City, NJ, USA w/ Papa Roach & Pop Evil
October 18 Brews Brothers West Luzerne, PA, USA w/ Pop Evil
October 19 Higher Ground South Burlington, VT, USA w/ Pop Evil
October 20 Imperial Quebec, QC, CAN w/ Papa Roach & Pop Evil
October 22 Metropolis Montreal, QC, CAN w/ Papa Roach & Pop Evil
October 23 Starland Ballroom Sayreville, NJ, USA w/ Papa Roach & Pop Evil
They nail the modern hard rock formula, from the beefy production to the grittily soulful vocals to the punchy power chords to the catchy choruses to the crunchy guitars…it’s the modern rock equivalent of a juicy cheeseburger cooked just right. ~ HardRock Haven
With influences ranging from White Zombie to Motorhead, Beasto Blanco’s “LIVE FAST DIE LOUD” is a full-length anthemic hard rock offering that keeps you amped on “10” from start to finish! The progeny of long time Alice Cooper bassist Chuck Garric, “LIVE FAST DIE LOUD” yields a powerful combination of heavy riffs, driving bass, and melodic choruses that are bound to stick in your head after just one listen! Beasto Blanco is quickly becoming a favorite of the music and movie industry’s most respected talents! Here is what just a few of them have to say about “LIVE FAST DIE LOUD”:
Johnny Depp: “What an honor to hear something as beastly and killer as this!!! It’s truly, truly great and wonderfully kind of life affirming! Makes one feel ownership of their being!”
Nicko McBrain (Iron Maiden): “Chuck has got himself a ‘KIN’ blazing band here. “LIVE FAST DIE LOUD” from Beasto Blanco is a solid piece and rockin’ like there is no tomorrow! Well done me old china!”
Alice Cooper: “Beasto Blanco to me is an East L.A ‘Day Of The Dead’ kind of hard rock band. They seem dangerous – don’t stand too close, this is a band that I see exploding in the next few years. The “LIVE FAST DIE LOUD” video shows my grown daughter Calico crawling around like some sort of animal, which is of course, just how I remember her as a child!”
Bob Ezrin (Producer): “Chuck Garric is modern day monster, one of the most talented and heaviest rock musicians I’ve ever worked with!”
Mikkey Dee (Motorhead): LIVE FAST DIE LOUD is a real ass-kicker and I wouldn’t expect anything less when Chuck is at the forefront, keep slammin!
John Corabi: “I totally love “LIVE FAST DIE LOUD”! This is the real deal, it’s 100% raw energy from start to finish!”
“LIVE FAST DIE LOUD” features Chuck Garric, Calico Cooper, Glen Sobel, Jonathan Mover, Tiffany Lowe, Chris Latham and more! Official release date is scheduled for October 29 2013.
Ill Nostro Spirito
Beg To Differ
Live Fast Die Loud
No More Man