The Number 23 is a murder mystery of sorts, with plenty of twists and turns.
When Walter Sparrow gets a copy of the book, The Number 23, on his 32nd birthday, his life will never be the same.
Once again, Jim Carrey pulls off another great, very believable performance. I think I prefer the serious side to Jim Carrey, rather than the slapstick rubber-faced comedy that he is often cast in.
This movie only pulled down 35 million at the box office, so it was by no means a big screen hit. It is definitely worth a rental.
Rating: Out of 10
Here is the trailer for the movie:
Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the release of the Self-Titled debut album from the US band ACTION on December 7th 2007 !
Originally formed in 1985, Action is a long-time concept devised by acclaimed guitarist / songwriter Chip of What Matters, Mars Hill and The Hitmen. The band also features the soaring vocals of other former Mars Hill member Jack Marques, Chris Sutherland, keyboardist Ruben Demello, Chris Longo (Project Broken, Dirty Deeds, Hysteria, Promises) with additional drums from Mark Duane (Trendkill, Paradox, Action, Touch, Krankenstein).
As founder and guitarist for the band Action during the mid to late 80’s, Chip shared the stage with Quiet Riot, Firehouse, Slaughter, Rough Cutt and Zebra among many others. As the musical landscape quickly changed in the early 90’s, Action split not to be heard from again until he collaborated with singer / songwriter Jack Marques a decade later.
Between bands and life itself, both Chip and Jack had each individually written and recorded a number of outstanding melodic rock tracks over the years which ranged from 80’s rock / metal to more modern adult oriented rock. Each had always been saving these unused gems for some future project; they just weren’t sure what it would be.
What is certain, these gems are fresh, melodic power rock – true to its 80′s roots while delivering a modern kick! Action is an infusion of Boston meets Journey with touches of Whitesnake and Def Leppard. With this mix, Action delivers what rock fans have been waiting a decade or more for – screaming melodic guitars, soaring vocals, catchy choruses and rockin’ beats.
Never feeling that Action was quite finished, in mid 2006, Chip approached friend and manager Ron Vining about getting the project off the ground again. In February 2007, Action were snapped up by Frontiers Records and the album was delivered a few months later, with an artwork courtesy of Richard Mace (Journey, Soul SirkUS, Jeff Scott Soto).
Album tracklisting will include the following songs:
Click on the tracks in bold to preview the new songs.
The wait is over. Get ready, December 7th 2007 is the date when European (on Frontiers Records) and Japanese (on King Records) Melodic Rock fans across the globe are going to get a whole lot of Action!
Just in time for All Hallows Eve, comes the latest big screen adaptation from horror master Stephen King.
Writer Mike Enslin (John Cusack) is a writer about haunted place, and is a major disbeliever in ghosts as he has never seen one.
A mysterious postcard shows up, and warns him not to enter room 1408 at the Dolphin Hotel in New York City. Of course, sending a postcard like this to a ghost hunter of sorts is like giving candy to a baby. It is inevitable that he goes to the Dolphin to check out room 1408.
After much tried mass intervention from Hotel Manager, Gerald Olin (Samuel L. Jackson), Mike Enslin checks into 1408.
What happens behind the closed hotel door will amaze you, if not completely creep you out, and a few things that may even make you jump!. It is a good story, and one that fans of Stephen King’s the Shining will likely enjoy.
1408 is the perfect movie to turn out the lights, and prepare for a good scare. Definitely rent worthy, and for horror fans, a worthy purchase.
Rating: Out of 10
Here is the trailer for the movie!
Check out this High Quality Video of Black Sabbath’s “T.V. Crimes“!
The show that Five Million people watched the finale of is a Scam?
PR-Inside has posted the following article regarding Rock of Love with Bret Michaels:
POISON star BRETT MICHAELS’ hit new reality dating show, ROCK OF LOVE, has been exposed as a sham – the girl he picked to date was already in a committed relationship.
The rocker picked Jes Ricklett as his mate in the show’s high-rated finale last month (Sep07), but the pink-and-white haired stylist had no plans of having a real romance with Michaels – she dashed off to be with her boyfriend as soon as taping finished.
And, to make matters worse for Michaels, Ricklett’s real man, Chicago-based designer Joe Quade, has started poking fun at the Poison star on his MySpace.com page.
Ricklett tells the National Enquirer she had no intention of becoming the girlfriend of a faded rock star when she auditioned for the hit show.
She says, “Someone found me and wanted me to audition for the show, so I did.
“To be honest, I wasn’t going on there looking for love. I was kind of like, `Let’s see if I could promote myself.’ That’s pretty much why I did it.” But it’s not all bad news for Michaels – the summer show was such a hit on VH1 in America, TV bosses have ordered a second season, during which the Poison star will again be on the look out for love.
I love it when new Metal Acts surprise me in 2007, especially when they have a sound that is rooted in 80′s hard rock and metal. The Order actually isn’t new, this is actually their 2nd full length release.
The Order are a four piece band out of Switzerland. They have a sound that blends a little bit of Dokken, with a dash of KISS, and yet rock hard enough to create something different and new.
Take one listen to Gianni Pontillo’s vocals in the video below, for the song Satisfaction, and see if you can hear a little bit of Paul Stanley in his sound.
Nonetheless, Metal Casino rocks from beginning to end. There are plenty of great cuts on this record including “Mama”, “I love Rock ‘N’ Roll”, “Satisfaction”, and the excellent ballad “My Last Goodbye”. Fans of 80′s Hard Rock Bands like Dokken, XYZ, KISS and Krokus are going to love this disc.
The Order joins what seems to be a growing list of great Swiss Hard Rock bands releasing quality new tunes in the last couple of years. This disc is definitely a contender for one of the Top 10 Hard Rock Records of 2007!.
Check out The Order at their myspace page here, then go buy the record! This disc is now available through most retailers through Locomotive Records!
Rating:Out of 10
1. Welcome To The Metal Casino
2. Mama, I Love Rock N Roll
4. Bridges Burning
5. My Last Goodbye
6. In The Heat Of The Lonely Night
7. Let The Good Times Roll
8. Down With The Rain
10. Broken Days
11. Little Wings
The Order is:
Gianni Pontillo – Lead and Backing Vocals
Bruno Spring – Electric and Acoustic Guitars
Andrej Abplanalp – Bass and Backing Vocals
Mauro Casciero – Drums and Percussion
Five Finger Death Punch frontman discusses his side-project, Ghost Machine
Ghost Machine’s debut album, Hypersensitive, streamed online
Five Finger Death Punch frontman, Ivan Moody, recently spoke with Blistering.com, where he discussed his side-project Ghost Machine in-depth. Ghost Machine is the side-project of Moody, along with ex-Clay People guitarist, John Stevens, and former Motograter drummer, Chris “Crispy” Binns.
“The Ghost Machine album was actually written when I was going through spiritual depression, as that was written right after Motograter and just prior to Five Finger Death Punch,” says Moody. “That album was more of an experiment for me and there are certain artistic sides of me, like I love Depeche Mode, Love and Rockets and The Cure. I really wanted to dabble in that side of things where I didn’t have to scream as much and I could be a little more artsy. I love Ghost Machine and we’re looking at putting out another album next year that will be a double disc with all kinds of remixes and a DVD. I love that project and it’s probably one of the closest things to my soul.”
Ghost Machine recently released the band’s debut album Hypersensitive on Corporate Punishment Records. The album was engineered and co-produced by Pete Murray (Ultraspank, Lo-Pro) and draws from a wide range of influences that range from like NINE INCH NAILS, THE CURE, PINK FLOYD, ALICE IN CHAINS, TOOL and MINISTRY. Ghost Machine has managed to paint its own portrait of an electronic emotionally rich landscape while still capturing the edge and raw energy that is heavy rock. The group’s debut album can be streamed in its entirety at the following location: http://www.altsounds.com/altsounds/bands/5033/
“I love that album,” continues Moody about Ghost Machine. “The song ‘God Forbid’ is about the Motograter fans that were turning on me and “Vegas Moon” was about Steve Richards’ passing, because he was living in Vegas at the time and we were staying with him. ‘Burning Bridges’ was written about Motograter and how it was so hard for people to see the other side of the coin. There was a lot of stuff on that album that people will never see. These are experiences that I had to live through and I’m lucky enough to be able to put them on tape and share them with people. That to me is the biggest gift in the world.”
The full interview with Five Finger Death Punch frontman Ivan Moody can be read at the following location http://www.blistering.com/fastpage/fpengine.php/link/1/templateid/13255/tempidx/5/menuid/3
Hypersensitive is available in stores everywhere!
Rob Zombie has posted new audio and video clips from his first ever live album, Rob Zombie Live. Now available for our intense pleasure are live versions of “Dragula,” “Black Sunshine” and “Living Dead Girl.” Over the course of the Educated Horses Tour, Rob Zombie, in collaboration with producer Scott Humphrey, combined the most tantalizing of audio and visual elements. Rob Zombie’s heavy metal music and extreme stage presence do not disappoint in a nostalgic music video of “Thunder Kiss ’65″ presented on YouTube. The much anticipated Rob Zombie Live is sure to be a hit with incredible guitar riffs, live footage and pictures from the ever-classic Rob Zombie.
Rob Zombie Live available in stores on October 23rd.
Click on the tracks below to preview the live tracks!
“Thunder kiss ’65″
3 Mile Scream’s video for the track “Our Blackened Sun” will make its premiere on Much Music’s LOUD program Thurs Oct 18th, 2007 at 12:30am EST. The video was directed by Chad Archibald (Arise and Ruin) and can be viewed online today at the Hard Rock Hideout!
“We are all very excited to have our video for ‘Our Blackened Sun’ premiere on Much Music,” says 3 Mile Scream frontman Matt McGachy. “We all grew up watching LOUD, so it’s an honor to have our video be included on the show with all the other great metal that they play.”
“Our Blackened Sun” is taken from the group’s recently released Corporate Punishment debut album, A Prelude To Our Demise, which can be heard in its entirety at the following location: http://www.altsounds.com/altsounds/bands/3793/playallhi.php
The album has prompted a plethora of critical acclaim from critics and fans, including Arch Enemy’s Michael Amott who claimed the band was, “Heavy and melodic, great chops” and Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe who described the band as “Artfully orchestrated brutality.”
I like Salty Dog and Michael Hannon’s current band American Dog a lot, so I was looking forward to listening to this CD and it didn’t disappoint. If you liked the Dog’s Red, White Black & Blue disc, you will definitely enjoy Hard. The songs are along the same sound as Shitkicker off the aforementioned disc. This is whiskey soaked, sleazy, hard rock typical of American Dog’s usual style, but this is their best effort yet.
As the name would suggest, “Sometimes you Eat the Pussy” is a great dirty little number with the dirty lyrics to match. “Beaten Broken etc” is a mix of southern-rock/blues/redneck rock and it all works perfectly. “Rock n Roll Dog” has such cheesy yet clever lyrics you can’t help but smirk. In fact all the songs on here are pretty good, nice, loud and pounding beer drinkin’ stuff.
Michael Hannon’s vocals are raw, raunchy and distinctive. The band is tight for a three piece, yet not too polished, with lots of catchy riffs and burning bass lines. It all sounds good. If you like stuff like Nashville Pussy, Circus of Power and even George Thorogood, American Dog is the band for you.
So give the Dog a bone, grab some beer and go Hard with some American Dog. This CD kicks ass!
Rating: Out of 10
02. No Pity
03. Sometimes You Eat The Pussy
04. Another Day In Paradise
06. Long Time Comin’
07. Beaten, Broken, Etc.
08. Rock-N-Roll Dog
09. Spell On Me
10. Little Short
12. Magnificent Bastard
Michael Hannon – vocals and electric bass
Steve Theado – guitars and vocals
Keith Pickens – drums
Andrew “The Bastard” Batchelor – keyboards (8 & 12)
Produced by Joe Viers, Michael Hannon and Steve Theado.
Reviewed by Tania
2 – Belly Up – Aspen, CO
23 – Fillmore – Denver, CO
25 – Harrah’s – Kansas City, MO
26 – Myth – St. Paul, MN
27 – Northern Lights – Walker, MN
29 – Potawatomi – Milwaukee, WI
30 – Potawatomi – Milwaukee, WI
31 – Potawatomi – Milwaukee, WI
1 – House of Blues – Chicago, IL
2 – House of Blues – Chicago, IL
5 – Turning Stone – Verona, NY
6 – The Roxy – Boston, MA
7 – Starland – Sayreville, NJ
8 – Nokia – New York, NY
9 – Tropicana – Atlantic City, NJ
10 – House of Blues – Myrtle Beach, SC
12 – Tampa Theater – Tampa, FL
13 – House of Blues – Orlando, FL
14 – House of Blues – New Orleans, LA
15 – Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
16 – Palladium – Dallas, TX
19 – The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT
24 – House of Blues – Anaheim, CA
28 – Newmark – Portland, OR
29 – Big Easy – Spokane, WA
1 – Paramount – Seattle, WA
Zero1Zero have managed to seamlessly marry technology and blazing hard rock aggression to forge a truly unique musical matrimony on their debut album “[degreesofseparation]“. Angry yet melodic, the group’s music paints a portrait of the future that is entangled in pain, art and passion. Recorded and mixed at Groundzero studio and OLS Productions (Cincinnati, Ohio) with Engineer Rob Nadler, the album has the sonic wallop of a band not just pushing the envelope but tearing it wide open.
“Most of the material is very dark thematically,” says guitarist and producer Zoe. “Themes dealing with questions- questions people don’t like to ask- questions about the world, your government, religion- questions about the truest motivations of others and ourselves.”
Zero1Zero bassist Aaron adds in describing the music “It is lyrically thought provoking, melodic, ferocious, sonically unique and penetrating. The music is cutting edge, electronically influenced with an emphasis on precision.”
The band’s explosive sound has drawn comparisons to an eclectic mixture of hard rock heavyweights like Nine Inch Nails, Korn and Stabbing Westward among others.
The band has currently posted tracks from their debut album at the following location www.myspace.com/zero1zero
Here is the music video for their song, “Leech”.
Blackbird has landed! Fans of Alter Bridge can tune in to Rockline on Monday, October 15th, at 8:30p to hear the band talk about their new album, Blackbird.
Fans can click on this link to find their local stations airing the show.
Are you ready for the United Enemies? This is the new sleaze/glam band featuring Andy Pierce from Nasty Idols.
Here is the new video, I Don’t Want To Change.
NEVER ENOUGH, featuring Eighteen Visions’ guitarist Keith Barney (ex-Throwdown) and drummer Trevor Friedrich, and ex-Lylah frontman Norman Matthew, have revealed the track listing for their forthcoming debut album which lands in stores on November 20th, 2007 through Corporate Punishment Records.
Never Enough’s self-titled debut Track Listing is as follows:
1. The Craving
2. The Devil I Am
3. To The Bottom
4. No One Cares
5. On Sunday
6. Poison Heart
9. Where The Rain Never Stops
A perpetually touring underground favorite, guitarist Keith Barney and drummer Trevor Friedrich of Eighteen Visions released 6 full length LP’s and a string of EP’s and 7 inches, racking up sales well in excess of a quarter million records, before announcing their break-up in early 2007, less than a year after releasing their Epic/Sony debut 18Visions, which debuted in the Billboard top 200, selling over 12,000 copies the first week. 18V also spawned the Top 20 Rock single “Victim”, which led to successful worldwide tours with the likes of Avenged Sevenfold, Killswitch Engage, HIM, Deftones and Hinder.
Texas based LYLAH, the brainchild of vocalist/guitarist Norman Matthew, became an underground phenomenon of their own, touring with the likes of Evanescence, Static-X, Sevendust and as a part of the Vans Warped Tour.
Two songs from the band’s debut album are currently streaming on the group’s MySpace page at the following location at www.myspace.com/Never3nough
The band is currently offering fans a FREE Never Enough t-shirt with the pre-order of their new album through the Corporate Punishment Website.
The audio disc includes 21 tracks (in chronological order) of old demos plus two NEW recordings ‘Feel The Shake’ 2007 and their rocked up version of ‘Folsom Prison Blues’.
Lipstick, lace, leather, cheap booze, cheaper dames, low slung guitars, and hair…lots and lots of hair.
This was the Sunset Strip music scene in the ’80s.
The new DVD/CD will be released on November 20th!
Watch the trailer below!!
* Car Sex
* Rockin’ and Reelin’
* Quick Draw
* Shout It Out
* Cut Me Down
* Bad Disease
* In the Alley
* Little Teaser
* Don’t Mess With My Hair
* (If You Don’t Want To F*ck Me, Baby) F*CK OFF!!
* Little Teaser
* In the Alley
* Don’t Mess With My Hair
* Car Sex
* On the Lips
* Fire In My Heart
* Bad Disease
* Quick Draw
* Losin’ Streak
* Cut Me Down
* Feel the Shake 1987
* White Rock Devil
* High Gear
* Bullfrog Pond
* Groove Tube
* Crank It Up
* Folsom Prison Blues
* Feel the Shake 2007
* Bonus Track: In the Alley
- Interviews and Footage from the re-recording of ‘Feel the Shake’
- Slide Show Photo Movie
Bobaflex break out of small town West Virginia to unleash a gritty autobiographical album that will course blood and adrenaline through the veins of all who listen to it, especially the kids who hail from dirt towns.
On October 30th Bobaflex will release their sophomore album, Tales From Dirt Town, on TVT records. Musically, Bobaflex decided to take things back to their roots on the new album. The band wanted to keep their metal edge and imbue it with more harmonies, melody, and singing, along the lines of Gun N’ Roses. Tales From Dirt Town is like a bittersweet love letter to working class culture and blue collar yet redneck upbringing. With determination and resolve, only good things can come to Bobaflex, who shine a spotlight on the people of dirt towns with Tales From Dirt Town.
Bobaflex is on tour in October and November. Here is the current schedule!
Oct 12 The AlRosa Villa – Columbus, Oh
Oct 13 The Monkey – Huntington, West Va
Oct 25 The Rock – Minneapolis, Mn
Oct 26 Barrymore Theater – Madison, Wi
Oct 27 Pearl Room – Mokena, Il
Oct 28 Elixir – Rockford, Il
Oct 30 The Northside Firehouse – Lima, Oh
Oct 31 Club Bijou – Toledo, Oh
Nov 1 Columbia Music Hall – Portsmouth, Oh
Nov 2 The Cellar – Struthers, Oh
Nov 3 Harpo’s – Detroit, Mi
Nov 4 Peabodys – Cleveland, Oh
Nov 6 Webster Theater – Hartford, Ct
Nov 7 Crocodile Rock – Allentown, Pa
Nov 8 Hooligans – Jacksonville, NC
Nov 10 Jaxx – Springfield, Va
Nov 15 The Social – Orlando, Fl
Nov 21 Hooligans – Jacksonville, NC
Nov 23 Ace’s – Johnstown, Pa
Nov 24 The Machine Shop – Flint, Mi
I recently reacquired a brand new copy of this disc for a mere $6.00 and was shocked to have found it. It is pretty hard to find in 2007.
The band was creating and performing great hard rock music, when it was pretty unpopular.
They have been fairly quiet since their last release, Ignite in 2001, but are rumored to be taking the stage in Rocklahoma 2008.
If you like great hard party rock, then you need to check out Hair of the Dog’s self titled debut from 1998. On this disc, I can hear the influence of Ted Nugent and Aerosmith in the bands’ music. Ryan Cook’s slide guitar is a nice addition to the hard rockin’ tunes.
Even though this disc doesn’t come close to capturing the energy of the band’s amazing live show, it is definitely worth spinning today.
Some of the stand out tracks are Cadillac Jack, Whiskey Tango, Alone and The Party Ain’t Over.
You can check out a few of the band’s tunes at their myspace page. If you can find a copy, I recommend picking this one up!
Rating:Out of 10
- Cadillac Jack
- Whiskey Tango
- Sweet Lady Vegas
- As I Am
- Southern Cock
- The Party Ain’t Over
- Satin Girl
- Killin’ Heart
Another Animal just released their self titled debut album, featuring the single “Broken Angle.” Listeners can preview four more songs from Another Animal at Clear Channel. Another Animal is comprised of Godsmack members Robbie Merrill (bass), Tony Rombola (guitar), Shannon Larkin (drums) and former Ugly Kid Joe Whitfield Crane. The band’s release mixes grunge, punk, and bluesy rock to make an eclectic sound all their own. With a 23 date tour supporting Alter Bridge in full swing, the band has their work cut out for them.
Preview tracks at Clear Channel
Stream “Broken Again”
The folks at Rhino Entertainment posted the live Led Zeppelin Kashmir video on Youtube yesterday. Click on the link below to watch the video.
This makes me wish I had tickets for the Reunion show next month!!