A busy week for gothic orchestral metallers Hanging Doll sees them release “The Sacred & Profane” on 3rd September 2012 on Rocksector Records, whilst making the song “Dark Narcissus (The Forest)” available immediately for free mp3 download. A new video featuring the title track from the album has also been made available featuring a combination of live footage & studio sessions, meanwhile Powerplay magazine have recognized the band with a double-page feature in the September issue out now.
Critical praise has been forthcoming not least from Dom Lawson of Metal Hammer who describes the album as “Bold, epic & inventive with Sally’s glorious voice leading the charge.. this is superlative gothic heaviness with brains, balls & bags of ideas”
The first video, “Carnival Of Sin” released earlier this year has attracted in excess of 13,000 views on Youtube & whilst the shorter catchy side of the compositions is shown there, the new video reveals some of the deeper, darker, progressive elements of the album.
2012 has been a year of high points with Hanging Doll already playing as special guests with legendary former-UFO & Scorpions guitarist Michael Schenker, visiting France, Austria & Czech Republic on that tour. Looking ahead they play a showcase event on 23rd November at London Underworld, with German metallers Mono Inc. & on 15th December the band returns to Manchester, playing at Moho Live in Rocksector’s “Winter Fuel” showcase – more details to come.
“The Sacred & Profane” is released today (3rd September) & is available to buy now on CD at online stores such as Play.com, Amazon.co.uk & HMV.com, & to download at iTunes.
Get the free download of “Dark Narcissus (The Forest)” at this link!
Indianapolis rockers The Last Good Year are currently out on the road on The Steady Road Tour throughout August.
You can get a free download of their new single “Steady Road” for right now through the band’s website.
Please visit The Last Good Year site to get yours! You can check out the song in the Soundcloud player below!
Serj Tankian Reveals Second Track from Harakiri, “Cornucopia” with Lyric Video and Free Download
Today Serj Tankian revealed his latest track “Cornucopia” through his official website. “Cornucopia” is the second song to be released from upcoming album, Harakiri. Fans can download the track for free in exchange for providing name and email at SerjTankian.com.
“Cornucopia” Download through SerjTankian.com
Check out the Lyric Video for “Cornucopia” below!
Harakiri, the new studio album from singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, poet and political activist Serj Tankian is set to be released July 10th on Reprise Records/Serjical Strike. Harakiri, a Japanese word meaning ritualistic suicide, is the follow up to 2010′s Imperfect Harmonies and the third solo release from the System Of A Down frontman.
“Harakiri proves that Serj Tankian is not just one of the best vocalists in rock and metal, but one of the most passionate and provocative artists at work today.” - Revolver
Harakiri is presently available for pre-order on the singer’s official website. $2 from the sale of each pre-order will be donated to a non-profit organization to fight global hunger. The single, “Figure It Out,” is available digitally at services including iTunes, Amazon and Spotify. Fans can also check out the official video on YouTube.
Serj and the rest of his bandmates in System of a Down will be performing a handful of dates in August. Serj is also confirmed to be part of Slipknot’s Knotfest August 16th and 17th.
Confirmed System Of A Down Tour Dates:
08/02 Philadelphia, PA – Susquehanna Bank Center
08/04 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
08/05 Wantagh, NY – Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
08/07 Washington, DC – Verizon Center Arena
08/09 Boston, MA – Comcast Center
08/11 Montreal, QC – Heavy Metal Festival Parterre @ Parc Jean Drapeau
08/12 Toronto, ON – Heavy Metal Festival Downsview Park
08/14 Detroit, MI - DTE Energy Amphitheater
08/15 Chicago, IL – Allstate Arena
Confirmed Serj Tankian Tour Dates:
08/16 Council Bluffs, IA – Mid-America Motor Complex – KNOTFEST
08/17 Minneapolis, MN – Somerset Amphitheatre – KNOTFEST
Official Website: http://www.serjtankian.com
….you can still get a FREE 18 song download from Amazon.com which features new songs from Adrenaline Mob, Five Finger Death Punch, Epica, Meshuggah, Iced Earth, Lacuna Coil and more. Get it here!
Catch them on tour with My Darkest Days and Smile Empty Soul on select dates!
The Veer Union on tour…
3/30 – South Bend, IN @ Club Fever *
3/31 – Ft. Wayne, IN @ Piere’s *
4/02 – Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note *
4/03 – Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s *
4/04 – Rochester, MN @ The Wicked Moose *
4/06 – Sault Sainte Marie, MI @ Kewadin Casino Showroom *
4/07 – Dubuque, IA @ Courtside *
4/10 – South Barrington, IL @ Penny Road Pub
4/11 – Ottawa, IL @ Luciana’s Rural Resort
4/12 – Clinton Township, MI @ The Detroit Pub
4/13 – Madison, WI @ RSR Stage
4/14 – Rockford, IL @ Bar 3
4/17 – Merriam, KS @ Aftershock Bar and Grill
4/20 – Lubbock, TX @ Lonestar Amphitheater (w/ Korn, Chevelle, Buckcherry)
4/21 – San Antonio, TX @ St. Mary’s University (Fiesta Oyster Bake w/ Buckcherry)
4/22 – Wichita Falls, TX @ Kay Yeager Coliseum (w/ Chevelle, Buckcherry)
4/25 – Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep (w/ Cavo, Janus)
4/26 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater (w/ Cavo, Janus)
4/28 – Mesa, AZ @ Mesa Riverview Park (UFEST w/ Godsmack, Staind, Chevelle)
5/01 – Abilene, TX @ The Lucky Mule (w/ Cavo, Janus)
* w/ My Darkest Days
The Veer Union w/ Smile Empty Soul…
5/04 – Riverside, CA @ The Vibe
5/05 – Phoenix, AZ @ Joe’s Grotto
5/06 – Las Vegas, NV @ Cheyenne Saloon
5/07 – W.Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky A Go Go
5/08 – Santa Clara, CA @ The Avalon
5/09 – Redding, CA @ Johnny’s Cat House
5/11 – Sparks, NV @ The New Oasis
5/12 – Sacramento, CA @ The Boardwalk
5/13 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
5/14 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
5/16 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Sound
5/17 – Denver, CO @ Moe’s
5/18 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Sunshine Studios
5/19 – Keaney, NE @ The Garage
5/20 – Kansas City, MO @ Aftershock
5/22 – Sauget, IL @ Pops
5/23 – Des Moines, IA @ House Of Bricks
5/24 – Madison, WI @ RSR Stage
5/25 – Flint, MI @ Machine Shop
5/26 – Bolingbrook, IL @ Tailgators
5/27 – Newport, KY @ Thompson House
5/29 – Parkersburg, WV @ Marietta Brewing Co.
5/30 – Louisville, KY @ The Vernon Club
5/31 – Cleveland, OH @ Peabodys
6/01 – Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
6/02 – Baltimore, MD @ Recher
6/03 – Springfield, VA @ Empire
6/04 – Raleigh, NC @ The Berkeley Cafe
6/05 – Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligan’s
6/06 – Cocoa, FL @ 321 Local
6/07 – Lake Worth, FL @ Speakeasy Lounge
6/08 – St. Petersburg, FL @ The Local
6/09 – Jacksonville, FL @ Brewsters Pit
6/10 – Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern
6/11 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
6/12 – Nashville, TN @ 12 And Porter
6/13 – Little Rock, AR @ Juanitas
6/14 – Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory
The Veer Union online…
Want a free download of the title track of Accept’s up and coming album, Stalingrad? Sign up for the band’s newsletter, and get a free download at this link. Courtesy of Nuclear Blast Records! You can check out the song below!
All female, teenage rock band Cherri Bomb are exploding on to the scene with their upcoming debut album, This Is Out of Control. The Los Angeles based group (managed by ex-Hole drummer Samantha Maloney) are now exclusively streaming album track, “Raw. Real.,” over at AltPress.com. The track is also available for free download on the band’s official site.
Cherri Bomb recently unveiled the track listing for the album (below), which will be available May 15th on Hollywood Records. In support of the release – and with many performances at major festivals across Europe and Australia already on their resume – the band will be heading to Asbury Park, New Jersey on May 19th to play The Bamboozle Festival alongside Foo Fighters, Blink 182, and Bon Jovi.
This Is Out of Control Track Listing:
1. Take This Now
2. Better This Way
3. Raw. Real.
4. Shake The Ground
5. Too Many Faces
6. Let It Go
7. Sacrificial Lamb
8. Act The Part
9. Drawing A Blank
10. Heart Is A Hole
11. Paper Doll
12. Hold On
The Crash Street Kids have made their song, “Bang Bang (Your Beautiful) available for a free download! You can listen to the song and download it from the soundcloud player below. This song is on the Crash Street Kids latest album, Sweet Creatures, which is available for sale at Amazon.com at this link.
You can check out Crash Street Kids new video, “Sad Julia” below!
You can download the live version of the Black Country Communion song “Song of Yesterday” at the band’s website. “Song of Yesterday is on the up and coming, Live Over Europe CD that will be released February 28th, 2012. Get the free download here!
Roadrunner Records is offering a free download of Black Stone Cherry’s “Blame It On The Boom Boom” TODAY ONLY, as part of their 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway. Go here to get yours!
Nuclear Blast says thank you, for an awesome year to their fans and friends, by offering a free download compilation, exclusively on their Facebook page. Surf to www.facebook.com/nuclearblasteurope and like the page and get the free sampler! Have a merry and rocking Christmas and an ass-kicking 2012!
Track Listing of the Free Sampler:
01 Destruction – The Price
02 Hell – Save Us From Those Who Would Save Us
03 Demonaz – All Blackened Sky
04 Scar Symmetry – lluminoid Dream Sequence
05 Chrome Division – Bulldogs Unleashed
06 Hammerfall – One More Time
07 Pain – Dirty Woman
08 Rhapsody Of Fire – Aeons Of Raging Darkness (edit)
09 Symphony x – Dehumanized
10 Communic – Destroyer Of Bloodlines
11 Vader – Come And See My Sacrifice
12 Seven – Get It
13 Fleshgod Apocalypse – The Violation (edit)
14 Tasters – Please Destroy This World
15 Cipher sytem – Communicate The Storms
16 Anthrax – Fight’em Till You Can’t
17 Biohazard – Vengeance Is Mine
18 Textures – Singularity
19 We Came As Romans – Mis/understanding
20 Threat Signal – Fallen Disciples
21 Texas In July – 1000 Lies
22 Graveworm – See No Future
23 Like Moths To Flames – You Won’t Be Missed
24 Gotthard – Remember It’s Me
25 Battle Beast – Enter The Metal World
Following these dates, the band will head back into the studio to put the finishing touches on their full-length debut which will be hitting stores in Spring of 2012. A full list of dates can be seen below.
Tour Dates with BURN HALO and HELL OR HIGHWATER
1/12 – Tempe, AZ @ 910 Live
1/13 – Ramona, CA @ Ramona Mainstage
1/14 – Las Vegas, NV @ Vamp’d Vegas
1/17 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
1/18 – Kearney, NE @ The Garage
1/20 – Sioux City, IA @ The Chesterfield
1/21 – Omaha, NE @ Louis Bar + Grill
1/22 – Fargo, ND @ The Nestor Tavern
1/24 – Tulsa, OK @ The Marquee
1/28 – El Pase, TX @ Tricky Falls
Get the new song “Revenge” from GIRL ON FIRE by visiting the band’s FACEBOOK page!
Get a free download of “Texas Star” and “Hard Working Man” from The Heroine’s kick ass debut record, Playing For Keeps. Get the Free Songs Here!!
Syracuse, New York rockers Brand New Sin have released a new video “The Lord Came Down” in support of their recently released album, United State. When you visit the band’s Facebook page, you can get a free download of their songs, “The Pledge” and “Two Middle Fingers”. Check out the video clip below!
Does anyone else think these guys would make a great opening act for Guns N’ Roses?
Joe Bonamassa is giving his fans a free download of the holiday tune, “Merry Christmas – Baby”! Go Here to download it now!!
Get Slash’s new video, “Back From Cali” featuring Myles Kennedy on vocals below!! Slash’s new live CD/DVD set Made in Stoke 24/7 is available now!
UK rockers HEAVEN’S BASEMENT have announced three shows to end the year and welcome in the festive season. Their Xmas gift comes in the form of three (nearly) free shows in Sheffield, Manchester and London.
Drummer Chris Rivers explains: “Three special shows packed with all the energy of a full Heaven’s Basement tour, everything you expect from our live show and more. It’ll be the first chance for everyone to have a taste of Heaven’s Basement 2012 before the year is out. What better time for a huge party with everyone than a few days before Christmas?”
It being the season of goodwill, Heaven’s Basement have teamed up with Teenage Cancer Trust, and are asking for a £1 minimum donation to the charity in exchange for admission, which will be on a first come first serve basis.
The band have been working on their long-awaited debut album, which is set for a spring 2012 release via Red Bull Records, who they’ve recently signed with. You can download Heaven Basement’s new song, ‘Paper Plague’ for free at this link.
Catch Heaven’s Basement at the following shows:
19 – Sheffield, UK – Corporation (with Dear Superstar, Raven Vandelle)
20 – Manchester, UK – Moho Live (with The Fallen, Raven Vandelle)
21 – London, UK – Borderline (with Dear Superstar, Raven Vandelle)
No Tricks, just a treat! Get a free download of Cherry Suede’s song “In Pieces” at this link. If Vivian Campbell gives his approval, it has to be good right?! Check it out!
Voodoo Highway has released a video for their song, “Running Around”. You can get a free download of the song at the band’s Reverbnation page. Check it out!
Danko Jones has made six songs available as a free download! Get them here!! The free songs are “Bounce”, “Code of the Road”, “First Date”, “Forget My Name”, “I Think Bad Thoughts” and “Lovercall”! Great music for free!!!