Silence when you speak to me!
Like the juggernaut you prayed would keep on crushing you, like the friend that still royally pisses off your parents and like a loyal standard of crunchy, greasy, punky, bluesy, gutsy screw-you rock’n’roll, MOTÖRHEAD stride out through their 38th year brandishing more swagger and attitude then your ears could begin to comprehend.
On October 22, 2013, MOTÖRHEAD will deliver their 21st studio album, an enormous and prophetic Aftershock. Recorded at NRG Studios in North Hollywood, it is a true leveler, a crushing confirmation of everything MOTÖRHEAD stands for, marching from the dust storm to deliver 14 belting statements which see MOTÖRHEAD in perhaps their best writing form for years. There’s swagger, there’s punch, there’s speed and there’s dirty filthy grooves, Lemmy Kilmister, Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee showing clearly that MOTÖRHEAD is not simply a band, it’s a genre!
That genre, more than ever, resonates with hearty independence and swashbuckle. Whether it’s “Heartbreaker” throwing hooks and riffs into your head, the double-kick concussiveness of “Paralyzed” with Campbell’s fuelled attack, or the thunderous ride-off-the-Rickenbacker Motörcharge of “Going To Mexico”, Aftershock takes gleeful twists and turns which re-announce the Motörlegend. There’s the smoky biker bar blues in the shape of “Dust And Glass”, Lemmy’s late-night vocals evoking last-call and melancholy, the pogo-powered punk-spiked stab of “Queen Of The Damned” and the deliciously steamy, humid mournful “Lost Woman Blues” which midway through decides to kick over the stool and stomp out the saloon door.
Aftershock track listing:
Coup de Grace
Lost Woman Blues
End Of Time
Do You Believe
Dust And Glass
Going To Mexico
Silence When You Speak To Me
Queen Of The Damned
Keep Your Powder Dry
Aftershock is available in four different formats, wherever music is sold! The album can be purchased in CD (limited edition digipack), CD (jewel case), Vinyl (gatefold – 180-Gram Single LP), and digital formats. A North American pre-order will be announced in the coming weeks.
“Steal it if you must, buy it if you can!” says Lemmy, who’s pride in the album is so immense that guests to his home and dressing room in the last couple of months have been treated to extremely loud airings of the rough mixes, while Phil Campbell adds, “I really think the variation on the album shows that we’ve dug deep and produced some of our best work for a long time.”
“It is,” says Mikkey Dee, “a really, really strong MOTÖRHEAD album, one that really does define everything this band stands for.”
He’s not wrong. Because MOTÖRHEAD are MOTÖRHEAD are MOTÖRHEAD…and their Aftershock will be felt worldwide…
Learn more about MOTÖRHEAD at these websites:
Official Lemmy Facebook: www.facebook.com/OfficialLemmy
Official MOTÖRHEAD Facebook: www.facebook.com/OfficialMotorhead
Official MOTÖRHEAD Twitter: @MyMotorhead
Official MOTÖRHEAD Website: www.imotorhead.com
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Please visit the Winery Dogs website HERE! Check out “We Are One” below!
New Album New Horizon Available October 1st in North America on Napalm Records
Irish Rockers THE ANSWER are less than a month away from releasing their album New Horizon. The album is due October 1st via Napalm Records. Today the band has released a YouTube Sampler containing audio samples from all of New Horizon.
Check it out here!
New Horizon can be pre-ordered on Amazon.
Recently the band completed work on a video for the first single from New Horizon “Spectacular”. The video was released in both a NSFW version and of course a family-friendly clean version. Check out the video HERE.
Keeping the beacon of Irish rock music well and truly alight, THE ANSWER have consistently delivered commercial, and critically acclaimed albums. The band have toured the world extensively, proving themselves to be an incendiary live act – spending almost two years as main support to AC/DC and playing to over 2 million people, performing festivals across the globe and also supporting the likes of The Rolling Stones, Whitesnake and Wolfmother as well as countless headline tours.
Since their third studio album in late 2011, the band instigated a major shakeup in their circumstances and with new management, live booking agents and with new record label on board, late 2012 saw them enter the studio with ex Little Angels vocalist Toby Jepson at the production helm. The new record, “New Horizon” will be their fourth studio album and with mixes from rock icon Mike Fraser (AC/DC, Metallica), it will be released on October 1st in North America through label Napalm Records GmbH in multiple formats.
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH
SET TO RELEASE THE 2nd OF TWO NEW ALBUMS
‘THE WRONG SIDE OF HEAVEN AND THE RIGHTEOUS SIDE OF HELL, VOLUME 2’
TO DEBUT NOVEMBER 19
ALBUM PRE-ORDER STARTING TOMORROW, SEPTEMBER 10
NEW SINGLE “BATTLEBORN” FROM VOLUME 2 HITTING RADIO TODAY
“Hearing the ferocity of FFDP’s fourth release, it’s no wonder the band was able to crank out two albums during its latest writing jag.”
–BILLBOARD, August 17, 2013
Coming on the heels of the massive global #1 success of THE WRONG SIDE OF HEAVEN AND THE RIGHTEOUS SIDE OF HELL Volume 1 earlier this summer, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH will release the second installment of their masterwork November 19 via Prospect Park in North America/ Eleven Seven (in all other territories). Beginning tomorrow (9/10), fans can pre-order Volume 2 here: http://bit.ly/Pre-Order5FDP4v2
After the success of #1 U.S. Active Rock radio chart hit “Lift Me Up” (featuring Rob Halford of Judas Priest) from Volume 1, the band today debuts the single “Battleborn” from Volume 2 at radio. Fans who pre-order the album from itunes starting tomorrow will receive “Battleborn” as an instant gratification track. The official video for “Battleborn” will premiere early next week.
Frontman Ivan Moody explains the meaning behind “Battleborn”: “After getting off the road from two years of touring I was physically and emotionally drained. It felt like I’d seen almost every inch of the globe and shook every hand there was to shake. I completely lost track of time, the flights, the travel, the shows all seemed to blur together. My family and friends became a distant memory. Even though I was doing what I’d dreamed of doing, it took all the energy that I had…it was exhausting. That made me realize, everything worth fighting for you will actually HAVE TO fight for. Every wish, every dream, every idea comes to existence only through blood, sweat and sacrifice…we are all battle born.”
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH will kick off their expansive U.S. and Canada Fall run, “The Wrong Side Of Heaven Tour” with a performance at Aftershock Festival in Sacramento on September 15. Following the fall tour, FFDP will join Avenged Sevenfold as special guest on their arena tour all across Europe from November 8 through to December 5 before closing out the year with several headlining shows in Russia.
THE WRONG SIDE OF HEAVEN AND THE RIGHTEOUS SIDE OF HELL Vol. 1– released July 30thvia Prospect Park in North America / Eleven Seven (in all other territories)– debuted as the #1 rock album across the globe: #2 in the U.S. on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart (selling 113,000 albums in its first week), #3 in Canada, #4 on Germany’s mainstream charts, #12 in Australia and #21 in the UK. Volume 1 has sold over 210,000 albums to date and is fast approaching the level of success of the band’s three previous consecutive Gold certified albums: The Way of The Fist (2007), War Is The Answer (2009) and American Capitalist (2011). Cumulative single sales for FFDP have now exceeded over 4.5 million.
For a complete list of tour dates: www.fivefingerdeathpunch.com/tour/
VOL. 1 BUY LINKS:
Black Label Society released a music video for their cover of Bill Withers’ “Ain’t No Sunshine” , for your viewing pleasure. The cover is off the bands’ live album, Unblackened, available September 24th.
Autumn has finally arrived. Football kicks off tonight, the kids are back to school, and most of us don’t have another day off from work until Thanksgiving break. Wow, that’s a long time away. And with the arrival of fall, I think about new music releases. Autumn is usually the last time I have to purchase a highly anticipated new album until spring, so I relish the fall releases. Here are some of the fall discs that I am looking forward to.
Nine Inch Nails – Hesitation Marks
Release Date: Out Now
In college I was a huge fan of Nine Inch Nails. The Downward Spiral was on constant replay in my CD player and I was in love with the band. As the 90s progressed, I fell out of touch with Nine Inch Nails and never really got back into them. Now with the release of their (Trent Reznor’s? his?) first album in years, this could be a jumping on point for me. I haven’t heard any of the new songs yet, but I am interested in seeing what Trent Reznor has produced for his latest Nine Inch Nails album. The album is in stores now, so maybe I will kick off my football weekend by purchasing a copy.
Pearl Jam – Lightning Bolt
Release Date: October 15th
There is no album that I am more eager to get my greedy music loving ears on than Pearl Jam’s Lightning Bolt. I have been a huge fan of Pearl Jam since I first heard “Alive” in college. From that moment on, I was in love with the band. Their last record, Backspacer, was decent, but I felt it lacked a lot of what I had come to expect from Pearl Jam, and I worried that perhaps the band had peaked and hit their swan song with their self-titled album. Now the band has a chance to prove me wrong and if lead single “Mind Your Manners” is any indication of what to expect from Lightning Bolt, then consider me all in. I have a gut feeling that 2014 may just be Pearl Jam’s biggest year yet.
Five Finger Death Punch – The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell: Volume Two
Release Date: Autumn
Prior to volume one of this release, I was not much of a Five Finger Death Punch fan. I thought they were okay at best, and then I had the opportunity to review their last record for Hard Rock Hideout (review to be posted soon). Now I am a lover of this band and I anxiously await the release of The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell: Volume Two. If Volume Two is anywhere near as magnificent as Volume One, I will be spending a lot of my Autumn days listening to Five Finger Death Punch.
Saliva – In It To Win It
Release Date: Available Now
I will admit that I am very curious about this album. I was a huge fan of Saliva in the days of Josey Scott and Jonathan Montoya. After their greatest hits record, I stopped listening to Saliva for reasons that I don’t even know. I did not purchase their last record, Under Your Skin, and then when Josey Scott left the band after Jonathan Montoya, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I honestly thought the band was finished. And yet, here they are, having just released another record, In It To Win It. Bobby Amaru has taken over the vocal duties for the departed Scott, and I am very interested in seeing if this new lead singer will breathe new life into the band, or if this is the end of Saliva as we know it.
Stryper – No More Hell To Pay
Release Date: November 5th
Without question, I am going to pick up the latest release from Stryper. After Pearl Jam’s Lightning Bolt it is the must have release of the fall for me. I’ve always been a huge fan of Stryper and the fact that they are still releasing new material excites me to no end. I can only hope that their new songs are as good as other 80s metal bands who have released new albums lately (Tom Keifer and Jackyl come to mind). If Stryper can continue to make music as solid as the bonus tracks from their hits records, or Murder By Pride, then fans will rejoice. The best news about this new release is that it will contain original material. No more cover albums or re-recorded hits for Stryper—it’s going to be brand new music all the way. That makes me very happy!
Those are the albums that I am most looking forward to this fall. What about you? What are your Autumn Anticipations? Drop a line in the comments section or tweet me (@ryovie) and let me know if I am missing out on anything good.
Wow! I just finished listening and then listening and listening again to the new Avenged Sevenfold album Hail To the King. I wasn’t sure what to expect with the band’s new album. I was sure it would be good, but this album isn’t good, it is outfreakinstanding.
Hail to the King is the first album without Avenged Sevenfold’s drummer Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan. “The Rev” was always such a driving force in A7X’s music, I was wondering how the band would handle his tragic loss, and how it would affect their music. A7X’s music has definitely changed, but it has changed for the better in my opinion.
What A7X has done is change their tempo, and completely move away from their metalcore roots. The band has crafted a bunch of songs that could easily be staples on rock radio everywhere. The change of tempo doesn’t mean that Synnester Gates and Zacky Vengeance don’t play their asses off. There is some fine guitar work on this album, and I hear little bits of Megadeth, Metallica and even Guns N’ Roses influence in the music on Hail To the King. Kudos to drummer Arin Ilejay, who does a find job behind the kit on this record.
The first four songs “Shepherd of Fire”, “Hail To The King”, “Doing Time” and “This Means War” really set the stage for this album, by delivering several excellent, hard rockin’ numbers that will have you hooked after the first listen. While these are my favorites, the great songs don’t end there.
I like the creepiness of “Requiem”. I look for Damien Omen to show up every time I listen to this one. “Heretic” is one catchy rocker that I would love to see A7X perform live. I love the lyrics on this song. “Acid Rain” is one of those deep cuts on “Hail To the King” that will keep me spinning this disc for a long time. I love the haunting piano melodies on this song.
This may be the most mainstream A7X album yet. It is rare when an album exceeds my expectations, but I believe this is Avenged Sevenfold’s best album yet. I thought some fans would be unhappy with A7X’s current direction, but judging from he fact that the album is # 1 in the U.S., Canada and the UK, most A7X fans must think it is pretty cool too!
If you buy one version of the album, get the Deluxe version of the album, which will give you two cool A7X coasters, and a password for a free download of the bonus track “St. James” which is a pretty cool song too!
I won’t be surprised to find “Hail To the King” on top of many best of 2013 lists. It really is that good! Check it out!
Rating: Out of 10
01. Shepherd of Fire
02. Hail To the King
03. Doing Time
04. This Means War
06. Crimson Day
08. Coming Home
10. Acid Rain
Bonus Track (as a download from the A7X website)
Avenged Sevenfold is:
M. Shadows – Vocals
Synyster Gates – Lead Guitar
Zacky Vengeance – Rhythm Guitar
Johnny Christ – Bass
Arin Ilejay – Drums
Due to the recent rumor-inducing statements made by estranged EX-DARK ANGEL singer Don Doty, the band is forced to offer a premature release of information.
DARK ANGEL will reform for a limited number of appearances in 2014 in the US and select festivals in Europe. These dates are still pending and have not yet been booked at this time.
The confirmed line-up for these rare and unique, select 2014 shows features Gene Hoglan (drums), Jim Durkin (guitar), Ron Rinehart (vocals) and Michael Gonzalez (bass).
The lack of responsibility that Don Doty is displaying by posting false information and unfounded rumors is creating confusion for DARK ANGEL fans. There is no “Team Don Doty” or “Team Ron Rinehart”. There is ONLY DARK ANGEL. We will not be a part of anything that damages this band and its reputation.
All future official statements will come from DARK ANGEL’s Management.
Redlight King’s new album, Irons In the Fire is due out September 10th. The new album features the songs “Redemption” from the Iron Man 3 soundtrack, and the band’s latest single “Born To Rise”. Check out the band’s new video for “Born To Rise” below!
Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the release of the much anticipated third album from PLACE VENDOME entitled “Thunder in the Distance” on November 1st in Europe and November 5th in North America.
PLACE VENDOME is the Melodic Rock project featuring UNISONIC and former HELLOWEEN singer Michael Kiske on all lead vocals and production from Dennis Ward (PINK CREAM 69).
PLACE VENDOME started in 2004 when Kiske, following a self imposed exile from the rock and metal scene which lasted a few years after his departure from HELLOWEEN and solo career, accepted in 2004 to be part of a Melodic Rock oriented concept put together by Frontiers Records’ President Serafino Perugino.
The resulting PLACE VENDOME debut album brought Kiske back to a more straight ahead and Rock sound, still very accessible and melodic and far from the Heavy Metal stereotypes of blood, violence and hate which Kiske never had anything to do with. He collaborated for the first time with PINK CREAM 69’s Dennis Ward, Kosta Zafiriou and Uwe Reitenauer with Gunther Werno (VANDENPLAS) on keyboards. In a quite ironic twist of fate Michael found himself to work with members of PINK CREAM 69, when the band’s original singer Andy Deris took his place in HELLOWEEN when he left.
The very favorable acceptance of the first PLACE VENDOME album planted the seeds for a second recording entitled “Streets of Fire”, which was produced during 2008. The concept was slightly changed, with some outside writers such as Robert Säll (Work of Art), Ronny Milianowicz (Saint Deamon) and Torsti Spoof (Leverage) handling the bulk of the songwriting, with Dennis Ward still handling the recording and production sessions.
Following his stint with the band UNISONIC, Kiske decided to go back once again to the PLACE VENDOME concept with more melodic rock oriented songs which – once again – have been selected by Frontiers Records President Serafino Perugino from outside writers including: Magnus Karlsson (Primal Fear), Timo Tolkki (ex-Stratovarius), Alessandro Del Vecchio (Hardline), Roberto Tiranti and Andrea Cantarelli (Labyrinth, A Perfect Day), Tommy Denander (Radioactive), Sören Kronqvist (Sunstorm, Issa), and Brett Jones.
“I am having a very open mind in terms of music anyway, and the Place Vendome vibe is a pretty different approach than Unisonic” says Kiske. “I like many tracks off the Place Vendome albums, but especially Guardian Angel, Streets Of Fire, I Will Be Waiting, Set Me Free from the previous albums or now Maybe Tomorrow. For me the vocals are the most important part of a song of course”.
Dennis Ward once again produced and mixed the whole affair with such musicians as Dirk Bruineberg (Consortium Project), Gunter Werno (Vandenplas) and Uwe Reitenauer (Pink Cream 69) completing the lineup. Another total masterpiece from Kiske and Place Vendome is about to hit the market. A true must for all Melodic Rock fans !
Track listing includes: Talk To Me; Power of Music; Broken Wings; Lost in Paradise; It Can’t Rain Forever; Fragile Ground; Hold Your Love; Never Too Late; Heaven Lost; My Heart is Dying; Breakout; Maybe Tomorrow; Thunder in the Distance.
Samples of some of the album songs can be listened following this link:
Michael Kiske – Lead Vocals
Dennis Ward – Bass, vocals, rhythm guitars
Dirk Bruineberg– Drums
Gunter Werno – Keyboards
Uwe Reitenauer – Lead guitars
Mixed and produced by Dennis Ward
End of Summer. Just the thought of it makes me sad, and that is what labor day weekend represents for me. Cincinnati’s last big rock summer rock show of 2013 took place last Wednesday night. Kid Rock brought his “Best Night Ever” to the Riverbend Music Center.
I don’t know if it was the best night ever, but it was certainly one of the hottest. This was easily the hottest concert I have ever attended. The crazy heat didn’t keep the rock fans away. Riverbend was sold out with over 18,000 in attendance.
Uncle Kracker, ZZ Top, and Kid Rock all put on outstanding sets. This was my first time to experience all three bands, and I enjoyed all of them.
ZZ Top has been performing for over 40 years, and I am still scratching my head why it took until 2013 for me to see them live. Billy Gibbons, Frank Beard & Dusty Hill are all in their sixties, but they can rock with the best of them.
Kid Rock by far surprised the most. His command of the stage is second to none, and his show was a lot of fun. I would go back to a Kid Rock show in a heartbeat.
If you live in the U.S., you still have a chance to catch Kid Rock live. There are a handful of dates left in the U.S. Visit Kid Rock’s site for details.
Check out our photo gallery below!
In 2013, I have seen quite a few new and classic bands for the very first time. One of those bands is All That Remains. I have seen plenty of their video clips over the years, as well as a live DVD, but have never experienced All That Remains in a live setting.
All That Remains is a band that has stayed off of my radar, simply because I wasn’t a big fan of the band’s metalcore beginnings. The bands more recent offerings lean more towards the mainstream. The songs that singer Philip Labonte sings in a clean singing voice I like a lot. While All That Remains live show is a mix of both styles, there are more than enough songs with the clean vocals to keep me interested. I am glad that I got to see the band perform at the Rock Allegiance concert. I will definitely be picking up their latest album A War You Cannot Win soon!
If you haven’t heard All that Remains before, I recommend you check out the video clips below.
The 2013 Rock Allegiance Tour is in full swing with the bands Airbourne, All That Remains, HIM and Volbeat. While this may seem like a somewhat odd combination of bands, all four bands most definitely rock, and rock hard.
Airbourne is the opening band for this tour, and if you want to see them, you gotta be at the venue on time. They started at 7:00 P.M. sharp in Cincinnati, Ohio, and put on one hell of a show. There may have only been six songs in Airbourne’s set, but they definitely raised the bar high for the other bands that followed them.
The band opened up with “Ready to Rock”, and Joel O’Keefe took his guitar solo in this song out into the crowd via a piggy back ride from one of his roadies. This certainly got the crowd fired up, and deservedly so.
Airbourne always delivers a tremendous, hair-flying, fun rock and roll show that should not be missed.
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Back to the 80’s! That’s not only the mission behind SINNER’s upcoming album “Touch Of Sin 2” (released on August 30th), so their new video clip “Don’t Believe A Word” takes you back to the times of DeLorean, Indiana Jones, Rambo, video recorders and Miami Vice.
For “Touch Of Sin 2″ the band took 11 of their classic tracks from the 80′s (from their long out of print cult albums “Dangerous Charm”, “Touch Of Sin” and “Comin’ Out Fighting”) and did an extensive re-recording. In addition, 3 brand new songs were produced to end up on the record.
Legendary rock band Stryper reveals audio samples for three tracks from their forthcoming studio album, NO MORE HELL TO PAY. Check out snippets of “Revelation,” “Saved By Love” and “Marching Into Battle” below.
NO MORE HELL TO PAY is set for a November 5th release in North America and will be available in two formats – standard CD and deluxe digipak featuring exclusive video content. Produced by frontman/guitarist/songwriter Michael Sweet, the set features some of Stryper’s strongest and heaviest material ever.
Stryper is one of the top Christian rock bands of all time. Comprised of the original line-up of Michael Sweet (lead vocals/guitar), Tim Gaines (bass), Robert Sweet (drums) and Oz Fox (guitar), Stryper has been going strong since 1984, and is responsible for such ’80s metal classic albums as SOLDIERS UNDER COMMAND, TO HELL WITH THE DEVIL, IN GOD WE TRUST and such MTV hit singles/videos as “Calling on You,” “Free” and “Honestly.” After a sabbatical for much of the 1990′s, Stryper returned strong in the early 21st century. To date, the band has sold upwards of 10 million records worldwide and is a Dove Award-winner and GRAMMY nominee. Stryper is the first band to have two songs in MTV’s Top 10 simultaneously.
Thank God It’s Friday!!! On this very special Five Finger Friday, Hard Rock Hideout has three copies of the new Five Finger Death Punch CD, The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell Volume 1 to giveaway!
All you have to do is tell us your favorite Five Finger Death Punch song in the comments, Like us on Facebook, and enter your contact info in the box below!
This past Saturday I had the pleasure of seeing the Carnival Of Madness tour with Hard Rock Hideout’s own Rob Rockitt. With some great bands on the bill and ticket prices being very reasonable, how could we say no? We got to witness: We As Human, In This Moment, Skillet, Papa Roach, and headliners Shinedown, for less than the price of a trip to the movies. Now that’s what I call bang for your buck!
And while all of the bands were exceptional in the live setting, headliners Shinedown really stood out for me. I had not seen Shinedown since 2004 when I watched them open for Van Halen as part of the Van-Hagar reunion. At the time, I barely knew who the band was, but I thought that they were good enough to learn more about. Flash forward almost ten years and I got to watch them as headliners for one amazing bill.
Shinedown’s current album, Amaryllis, is their best album yet and I ranked it as the 5th best hard rock album for 2012. And while their album is phenomenal, it is nothing compared to their live show. In short, Shinedown kicked my ass all over Cincinnati. From the opening notes of “I’m Not Alright” being played behind the curtain, I knew this was going to be a special night. When the curtain came crashing down, we were witness to a circus act of fire jugglers, some on stilts, some on unicycles, and some just walking. The flames lit up from the back of the stage and we could feel the heat in our seats. Rob and I simply started at each other slack jawed. It was one of the coolest openings to a concert I had ever experienced. And that was only the beginning.
Shinedown really worked hard to keep things upbeat and to keep the crowd involved. A huge video screen was the backdrop to their stage, and it frequently played all different sorts of videos as the band performed their hits. For “Enemies,” the band’s video to the song aired in the background, for “Adrenaline,” it was a whip riding drive through city streets at night, and for “Bully” it was the saddest and most touching moment of the night (more on that in a little bit).
Nothing but the hits were performed (and Shinedown has a lot of them), but it wasn’t just the hits that made their performance so memorable. It was the energy that the band performed them with. Every song they played came with an urgency like this was their only chance to win fans over permanently. There was no stopping Shinedown for this concert. Their passion, their energy, their desire, and their hunger were all evident and greatly appreciated.
When “Sound Of Madness” was performed as the first song of the encore, I was quite surprised. I was certain that it would have been the last song of the night. However, Shinedown saved that honor for “Bully.” The band’s performance of Bully was as strong and solid as the other 14 songs they played prior. However, it was the video on the screen that really jolted me and made me take notice.
I am not sure if anyone is familiar with the story of Amanda Todd (I certainly wasn’t). The quick rundown is that Amanda was a teenage girl who made the mistake of allowing herself to be seen topless online. From that moment on she was bullied and tormented by one disgusting man and several ignorant teenagers. Ultimately, it led to her suicide (after several attempts).
Prior to her suicide, she made a You Tube video, telling her story through handwritten cards that she then filmed. As Shinedown played Bully at maximum volume, the Amanda Todd video played on the screen. It was a touching, heart wrenching, amazing moment that left me breathless and near tears. It was Shinedown’s final act of a spectacular night. (If you would like to know more about Amanda Todd and her story, there is a Wikipedia page that you can check – just look up Amanda Todd on Wikipedia or Google).
I will admit that I am a little jaded with concerts in general. I attend a lot of them every year and tend to take some shows for granted, especially bands that I have seen several times. But every now and again, I see a band for the first time (or their first time headlining) and I am so amazed that I immediately want to see them again. That was the case this past Saturday with Shinedown. They immediately leaped to my top 10 bands list and I will be seeking them out in concert again. If Shinedown is heading to your town, I highly recommend that you purchase tickets for their show.
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Don’t judge a book by a cover. That is the first thing I think of when I listen to North Carolina Alt rockers, Another Lost Year. You see, the winged skull on the cover of Another Lost year’s album Better Days would have me believe that ALY is a metal band. I would not consider ALY’s music metal, but alternative hard rock more in vain of Candlebox, Live and Three Doors Down. They might be a little heavier than those bands, but when I listen to Better Days, these are the bands that come to mind.
Another Lost Year’s music has grown on me quite a bit over the last few weeks. There are several songs that could easily be radio singles on this album and two ( “War On The Inside” and “Writing On The Wall”) already have been.
Clinton Cunanan has a pretty solid voice, and his voice help propel my favorite tracks on Better Days including “War On The Inside”, “Broken” and “Runaway”. I don’t like it when they tread into screamo territory, but there is very little of that on this album.
Better Days also features a great duet with singer Lish Rimer on the song “Angels”. This song ought to be a big hit for Another Lost year. Check it out below!
Overall, Better Days is a solid album, and will likely get a lot of mileage on the radio for ALY. If you check out one new band in 2013, you could do a lot worse than Another Lost Year. Check them out on facebook at this link.
Rating: Out of 10
01. Better Days
02. War On The Inside
03. All That We Are
05. What I Deserve
08. Last Goodbye
09. Writing On The Wall
10. Come And Gone
11. Forgot About Us
Another Lost Year is:
Dave Whitaker – Guitars
Clinton Cunanan – Vocals & Guitar
Adam Hall – Guitars & Vocals
Lee Norris – Drums
Jason Lovelace – Bass
Louisville-based eclectic rock act Tantric have just signed a deal with Pavement Entertainment and will release their eagerly awaited fifth studio album entitled ’37 Channels’ in September 17, 2013. It’s the band’s first work since their 2009 release, ‘Mind Control’.
“37 Channels” maintains Tantric’s tradition of exploring new directions by integrating diverse influences such as old school country, southern and classic rock and Motown with the trademark Tantric sound. Frontman Hugo Ferreira’s unique soulful baritone vocals, ranging from angsty rasps to melodious melancholy are once again present, along with the usual intricate guitar work and infectious riffs layered over complex textures.
Featured guests on the album include Shooter Jennings and members of Hinder, 3 Doors Down, Saving Abel and Uncle Kracker. The album title comes from what Ferreira describes as”What goes on in my brain constantly; 37 things or channels if you will, all at once vying for my attention”. Typically diverse, the track selection offers unexpected content that will surely impress, as well as something for loyal fans. This album also marks a change in Tantric’s structure, establishing it as Ferreira’s ongoing musical project and allowing more freedom for collaborations without deviating from the established Tantric sound.
Also featured on ’37 Channels’ is Leif Garrett who recorded guest vocals on the track “My Turn” in which Hugo commented, “It’s an absolute honor to have such a iconic artist such as Leif Garrett on my record. I know that his voice is cooler now than ever in my opinion. Not much more to say. I’m just honored to have him on it. Rad as [expletive,]” the band’s front man Hugo Ferreira is quoted as saying on Garrett’s website.
Check out “Mosquita,” the first single off Tantric’s new album, 37 Channels, out September 17. “Mosquita,” features Shooter Jennings and David “2B” Mouser (KNOXX, The Villebillies) on guest vocals. The track also features guitarists Kenny Olson (Kid Rock) and Kevin McCreery (Uncle Kracker), drummer Greg Upchurch (Puddle of Mudd, 3 Doors Down) and renowned pedal steel guitarist Gary Morse.
Check out the new single “Mosquita” below.
The single is available for purchase now at iTunes. https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/mosquita-single/id687559485
One of Germany’s most prominent and consistent hard rock bands have just announced their next major coup: November 5th. Mad Max will be releasing their new album Interceptor, not just its title but also its cover artwork, created by Thomas Ewerhard, alluding to Mel Gibson’s legendary desert car in the movie classic Mad Max. The four musicians, Michael Voss (vocals, lead guitar), Jürgen Breforth (guitar), Roland Bergmann (bass) and Axel Kruse (drums), promise “full throttle from start to finish” and sum up the direction of their new record in just two words: “It rocks!” Or, as guitarist Jürgen Breforth puts it: “Whereas some rock groups become insipid and balladesque with time, we’ve taken the opposite route and deliver nothing but pure energy.”
Like its predecessors Interceptor was produced by frontman Michael Voss at his own Kidpool Studio in Münster, with the drum recordings completed at the renowned Principal Studios in Senden. The record was mastered at the MSM Studios in Munich, where once upon a time Gotthard added the final polish to their works. Breforth: “This time we made a conscious decision to allow ourselves more external output, yet without overdoing it.”
There are ten new songs to marvel at on Interceptor, including ´Turn It Down`, the obligatory cover song by The Sweet. “It’s what our fans are used to, so we just have to grit our teeth,” jokes Breforth.
Tesla has released a brand new song “Taste My Pain”. Check it out below! Like what you hear? You can buy “Taste My Pain” on iTunes!
BUCKCHERRY have partnered with Ultimate-Guitar.com to premiere the official music video for their new single “Nothing Left But Tears” and give away an Epiphone guitar autographed by the band. Debuting today, “Nothing Left But Tears” is the first video of BUCKCHERRY’s career to not feature the band in a performance setting – instead, each of the members personifies one of the seven deadly sins… the same deadly sins that inspired the band’s new album ‘Confessions.’
“It’s evil, powerful, creepy and fun – it’s an incredible piece of art,” says BUCKCHERRY frontman Josh Todd of the video, with director Daniel Gomez adding, “we’re taking a step into the dark and seeing what happens afterwords…” Watch the video here:
Every fan that watches “Nothing Left But Tears” at the Ultimate-Guitar.com page hosting the video between now and September 13 can enter to win an Epiphone guitar autographed by BUCKCHERRY.
Says Gomez of the ambitious video project: “It opens in a roadside motel where there was a murder-suicide, and the video is the aftermath. Our character comes back from the dead and walks into a tunnel that is the pathway to hell and ends up in an ‘Alice In Wonderland’ meets ‘Dante’s Inferno’ tea party where six of the seven deadly sins are having a party in the middle of the forest – our interpretation of hell.”
Adds BUCKCHERRY guitarist Keith Nelson: “There are so many cool characters in the video, and it’s the first video where we didn’t played instruments, it was a lot of fun to do something different.”
Produced by Los Angeles-based Marco De Molina and his Veva Entertainment Company, a behind-the-scenes featurette shot throughout the making of the video can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8nGtSCZUvE
“Nothing Left But Tears” is the second single from ‘Confessions,’ BUCKCHERRY’s debut release on Century Media Records. The album was released earlier this year and has sold more than 50,000 copies on the back of hit single “Gluttony” (watch the video here). The band remain on the road all summer, culminating in an appearance at the Monster Energy Aftershock festival September 14, where they share a stage with fellow heavyweights KORN, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, VOLBEAT, IN THIS MOMENT and more.
BUCKCHERRY are also part of the HARLEY DAVIDSON 110th Anniversary celebration taking place August 29-31 in Milwaukee, WI. The three-day festival features additional performances by ZZ TOP, LYNYRD SKYNYRD, HALESTORM, JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS, DOOBIE BROTHERS, BLUE OYSTER CULT, SICK PUPPIES and dozens more, product displays, themed exhibits, and food and beverages from 43 local restaurants, all set on the scenic shores of Lake Michigan on the 75-acre Summerfest grounds. For more information, visit www.H-D.com/110milwaukee.
15: Barrie, ONT – Ranh Concert Hall
16: Quebec City, QUE – Expo Quebec
17: Lake Odessa, MI – I-96 Speedway
19: Johnson City, TN – Capones
20: Akron, OH – Rock Factory *
21: Covington, KY – Madison Theatre *
23: Clear Lake, IA – Surf Ballroom *
24: St. Paul, MN – Minnesota State Fair
25: Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s *
28: Springfield, IL – Boondocks *
31: Mt Clemens, MI – Macomb Music Theater *
01: Conneaut Lake, PA – The Beach Club *
04: Tulsa, OK – Caine’s Ballroom *
06: Houston, TX – Scout Bar *
07: Tyler, TX – Click’s *
08: Dallas, TX – Tree’s *
10: El Paso, TX – Speaking Rock Event Center *
12: Chandler, AZ – Aria Showroom
13: San Juan Capistrano, CA – Coach House *
* with GIRL ON FIRE in support
HARLEY DAVIDSON 110TH ANNIVERSARY FESTIVAL
(with AEROSMITH, KID ROCK, TOBY KEITH, ZZ TOP, HALESTORM and more)
30: Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest Grounds
MONSTER ENERGY AFTERSHOCK
(with KORN, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, SHINEDOWN, 5FDP, VOLBEAT and more)
14: Sacramento, CA – Discovery Park
Leslie West, the legendary guitarist, vocalist and original founding member of Mountain, will release a new studio album “Still Climbing” on October 28th via Provogue Records / Mascot Label Group.
Since his historic performance with Mountain at the 1969 Woodstock Festival, West has enjoyed a glittering career spanning over half a century, accomplished in spite of a life threatening battle with diabetes, which cost him his right leg in 2011 (shortly before the release of his “Unusual Suspects” album).
“I’m lucky it wasn’t one of my hands or I’d be screwed,” says West. “It was a difficult struggle, and after the amputation I didn’t know whether I’d ever want to or be able to perform again. A month later I played at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp in New York City, and I heard my guitar on stage and that was it. I knew I had to keep going.”
Looked upon by West as a sequel to “Unusual Suspects”, which featured collaborations with the likes of Slash, Zakk Wylde, Steve Lukather, Joe Bonamassa and Billy Gibbons, “Still Climbing” sees West joining forces with Jonny Lang, Johnny Winter, Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider and Alter Bridge and Creed’s Mark Tremonti.
Album Track Listing
01. Dyin’ Since The Day I Was Born (with special guest Mark Tremonti)
02. Busted, Disgusted or Dead (with special guest Johnny Winter)
03. Fade Into You
04. Not Over You At All
05. Tales Of Woe
06. Feeling Good (with special guest Dee Snider)
07. Hatfield or McCoy
08. When A Man Loves A Woman (with special guest Jonny Lang)
09. Long Red
10. Don’t Ever Let Me Go (with special guest Dylan Rose)
11. Rev Jones Time (Somewhere Over The Rainbow)
FIRST SINGLE “FIRE, FIRE” BLAZES INTO TOP 20 AT ACTIVE ROCK RADIO
UK hard rockers Heaven’s Basement (Red Bull Records) have just been tapped as main support for The Pretty Reckless on their extensive Fall tour of North America beginning in late September. Just prior to these dates, Heaven’s Basement will play several radio festivals across the United States. Heaven’s Basement recently wrapped a headlining tour of the UK, including a sold-out show at London’s The 100 club, and is currently playing festivals across Europe and the UK, including the Download Festival where they drew a crowd of 20,000 plus the Reading and Leeds Festivals this weekend. After the run as main support for The Pretty Reckless in North America, the band will round out the year as main support to Black Veil Brides in Europe in November and December. Please see below for the Heaven’s Basement‘s itinerary for 2013.
In other Heaven’s Basement news, “Fire, Fire,” the combustible first single from their debut album FILTHY EMPIRE, continues to blaze its way up the Active Rock chart and is now firmly entrenched in the Top 20, coming in at #18 this week. The video for the single, directed by Michael Maxxis (Ours, Sum 41, and Our Lady Peace), can be seen here and see their incendiary live performance of the track here.
Heaven’s Basement‘s debut album, FILTHY EMPIRE is in stores now via label home Red Bull Records.
“A Band To Watch.” - Revolver
“Heaven’s Basement have too many huge tunes, too much talent, and an unwavering will to work their asses off for this to be anything other than the start of a wild ride for them.” - Kerrang! Live Review
“On the strength of their kick-ass live show, Heaven’s Basement has seen their popularity and profile propel upward like a shot from a flare gun…” - Outburn
“…they have created something entirely unique in their debut album, ‘Filthy Empire’. It’s fashionably unfashionable, and it’s bloomin’ epic” - Rock Sound Review
“With this full-length debut, the band has made an explosive entrance onto the modern rock scene…” - The Aquarian
Heaven’s Basement is Aaron Buchanan (vocals), Sid Glover (guitar), Rob Ellershaw (bass), and Chris Rivers (drums).
Heaven’s Basement tour:
21 Southend On Sea, UK Chinnery’s
22 Wolverhampton, UK Slade Rooms
23 Leeds, UK Leeds Festival
25 Reading, UK Reading Festival
1 Cincinnati, OH WEBN Labor Day Fest
6 Seattle, WA KISW Pain In The Grass Festival
7 Portland, OR PDX Rockfest
9 Grand Rapids, MI Intersection*
10 Springfield, MO Gillioz Theatre*
11 Oklahoma City, OK Diamond Ballroom*
13 Reno, NV Sidelines
14 Sacramento, CA Aftershock Festival
20 Little Rock, AK The Edge’s A Decade of Decadence
22 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore**
23 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade**
25 Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbit’s**
26 Tampa, FL The Orpheum**
27 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution Live**
28 Orlando, FL The Social**
29 Pensacola, FL Vinyl Music Hall**
30 New Orleans, FL House Of Blues**
2 Houston, TX House Of Blues**
3 Austin, TX The Parish**
4 Dallas, TX House Of Blues**
5 San Antonio, TX Sam’s Burger Joint**
7 Scottsdale, AZ Pub Rock Live**
9 San Diego, CA House Of Blues**
10 Anaheim, CA House Of Blues**
11 Los Angeles, CA House Of Blues**
12 San Francisco, CA Slim’s**
14 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theater**
15 Seattle, WA El Corazon**
16 Vancouver, BC Rio Theatre**
18 Edmonton, AB The Starlite Room**
19 Calgary, AB The Den**
20 Saskatoon, SK Louis’ Pub**
21 Winnipeg, MB West End Cultural Centre**
23 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theatre**
25 Orlando, FL WJJR’s Halloweenie Roast
26 Tampa, FL 98 Rock’s Halloweenie Roast
27 Chicago, IL House Of Blues**
29 Columbus, OH A&R Music Bar**
30 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE**
31 Cleveland, OH House Of Blues**
1 Cincinnati, OH Bogart’s**
3 Washington, DC The Fillmore**
4 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Theater**
5 Quebec City, QC Le Cercle**
8 Montreal, QC Theatre Corona**
9 New York, NY Irving Plaza**
10 Philadelphia, PA Theatre Of Living Arts**
11 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club**
23 Amsterdam, Netherlands Melkweg***
24 Copenhagen, Denmark Vega***
26 Helsinki, Finland Nosturi***
27 Tampere, Finland Klubi***
29 Stockholm, Sweden Klubben***
30 Gothenburg, Sweden Sticky Fingers***
1 Hamburg, Germany Gruenspan***
2 Poznan, Poland Eskulap***
3 Berlin, Germany Columbia Club***
4 Vienna, Austria Arena***
6 Munich, Germany Theatrefabrik***
7 Cesena, Italy Vidia Club***
8 Rome, Italy Init Club***
9 Milan, Italy Factory***
10 Zurich, Switzerland The Komplex***
12 Antwerp, Belgium Trix***
13 Paris, France La Cabert Sauvage***
**supporting The Pretty Reckless
***supporting Black Veil Brides
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Platinum selling rock group Flyleaf recently wrapped up their nationwide tour with Payable On Death (P.O.D.). The tour was the second outing with new front woman, Kristen May.
“If you’re still upset about Lacey Sturm stepping down as vocalist of Flyleaf, get over it –because new frontwoman Kristen May is simply enthralling live. May is a powerhouse onstage and performs new and old songs with solid soul and force.” – Loudwire.com
As a special thank you to their fans, Flyleaf unleashed free downloads of two bonus tracks from their recent EP, Who We Are. You can download “Great Love” on AbsolutePunk here and “Cage On The Ground” on Blabbermouth here.
“Flyleaf were gripping from start to finish, whether it was watching May crowd surfing during ‘Fully Alive’ or bassist Pat Seals getting some major air with his high jumps throughout the set. P.O.D. frontman Sonny Sandoval also made an appearance to sing their collaborative track ‘Something Better.’”
Flyleaf will head to Australia and Russia to finish up their tour, performing three brand new songs before they head back into the studio to write and record their next album.
Last week, Sammy Hagar launched a series of premieres for “Knockdown Dragout” — the anthemic lead track from his highly-anticipated upcoming rock collaborations album, “Sammy Hagar and Friends” — with a high-octane performance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
Following his debut TV performance of the track, fans can now watch the video for the new single below.
“Knockdown Dragout” which features a duet with Kid Rock, and a guitar guest appearance from Joe Satriani, is taken from the “Sammy Hagar & Friends” album which is officially released by Frontiers Records in North America on 24th September, Europe on 27th September, and the UK on 30th September.
In addition to the 10-track Standard Edition album, fans can purchase a Deluxe Edition of “Sammy Hagar and Friends,” packaged in a high-gloss Digipak. The Deluxe CD/DVD package includes an exclusive bonus audio track, “Space Station #5,” featuring the reunion of the original first Montrose album lineup with very special guest, Joe Satriani. In addition the Deluxe Edition includes a 1-hour DVD that includes a “Making of” album documentary, the music video for “Knockdown Dragout,” plus exclusive behind-the-scenes footage.
Fans who pre-order from www.sammyandfriends.com will receive a second exclusive digital bonus track of “Bad Motor Scooter,” also recorded live at the Ronnie Montrose Tribute Concert on 4/27/2012.
Hagar celebrates the release of the album and 40 years in music with his Four Decades of Rock Tour, presented by Sammy’s Beach Bar Rum. The tour kicked off July 26 in Tucson, AZ and will touch down in 13 more cities through September.
For more information on Sammy Hagar, “Sammy Hagar and Friends,” the Four Decades of Rock Tour and Sammy’s Beach Bar Rum, access the following web links:
After a discussion with Charlie at CM Entertainment, the official word this far has been issued on an accident involving members of the band Lillian Axe.
En Route to Texas to perform Thursday night at Trees in Dallas and Friday night at the Scout Bar in Houston, the band was victim to a vehicular accident. While the situation undergoes official investigation, there is no information regarding the exact physics of the accident.
To report, all members of the band are well and have been treated at local hospitals for minor and non-threatening injuries. There has been extensive damage to the band’s equipment, and as a result; this weeks two performances at Tress and the Scout Bar have been set to reschedule at a later date.
For complete news updates on the band, and upcoming performance dates and to leave thoughts and concerns for the band, please visit the official band Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/lillianaxemusic. Lillian Axe appreciates your support and looks forward to regrouping from this situation and getting back to the music immediately.
It’s August. The dog days of summer. Baseball is waiting for September when the pennant races get exciting. Football is in pre-season that not many people pay attention too. Hockey and basketball are still weeks away from starting up. The movies are churning out the leftovers that weren’t good enough for early summer. And the summer concerts are winding down. Haven’t had a chance to take in a show this year? Worried that the season may have passed you by? Well, fear not. This edition of Vie’s Verses is dedicated to some great remaining concerts that you can still catch.
Kid Rock/ZZ Top
Want to see a show on the cheap? Do you plan on being in the Detroit area in August? Kid Rock has you covered. Rock is currently touring with ZZ Top and Uncle Kracker and they will take up a week long residence in Detroit, before heading out to other stops on the end of their summer trek. The great thing about the Kid Rock tour is that prices are intentionally low. Every ticket, regardless of where the seat is, is $20. That’s a pretty good price to see ZZ Top and Kid Rock. Rock puts on an energetic performance, and fans definitely get their money’s worth.
The Carnival Of Madness Tour is in full swing featuring Skillet, Papa Roach, and Shinedown as the headline act. This is a great package show that runs through mid-September and tickets are still available for most dates. Papa Roach is an incredible live act, Skillet’s new album is excellent, and Shinedown is a hard rocking band still touring in support of the magnificent Amaryllis. Tickets range between $33 to $85 and for a total of five solid bands (In This Moment and We As Human are also performing) this is a great value for a summer concert.
Alice In Chains/Jane’s Addiction
Two great bands, one great night. Alice In Chains has teamed up with Jane’s Addiction to head out on the road. Throw in Coheed and Cambria, Danko Jones, and Circa Survive and you have one heck of a festival concert. Both Alice In Chains and Jane’s Addiction have a deep catalog of hits to perform, and while I’ve never seen Alice In Chains in concert, I know that Jane’s Addiction puts on an exceptional show. I’ve also heard great things about Danko Jones’ live act. Tickets range between $30 and $128 for this package deal and the tour runs through September 15th.
Black Sabbath. The forefathers of heavy metal. One of the most notorious bands in the history of rock and roll. If you’ve never seen Black Sabbath live, now is the time to change that. Sabbath is one of those bands that have to be seen live before you (or they) die. And with the age of this band, who knows how many more (if any) tours they have in them? On their current tour, the band sounds great, they play a set list of hits, and some new songs are featured that are absolutely fabulous live in concert. Ozzy’s vocals are clean and crisp, Geezer Butler sounds great on the bass, and Tony Iommi has never played a better guitar. I was absolutely amazed by the talent this band can still bring to the stage. Tickets for this show range between $47 and $163.
Up the irons! Iron Maiden is doing a quick 7 show run through the US with Megadeth as the opening act. The band is hitting specific spots of the country, so some travel may be required, but if you have the time and the desire, Maiden makes for a great summer night live in concert. The band is still performing their Maiden England tour, which means there will be nothing but hits. It’s reliving the late 80s all over again. Words can’t even describe how incredible Iron Maiden is in concert, and if you’ve been longing for a superb summer concert, this is the one to see. Tickets range between $42 and $109. Having seen Maiden in concert several times, I can tell you that the price is worth it.
To see if any of these bands are coming near your town, visit Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com). And if none of these shows are nearby, there is no need to worry. The fall will be here before you know it bringing a great many shows of its own.
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Frontiers Records is proud to announce the release of iconic Christian rockers Stryper‘s new studio album, NO MORE HELL TO PAY; the offering has been confirmed for a November 5th release in North America and will be available in two formats – standard CD and deluxe digipak featuring exclusive video content. Produced by frontman/guitarist Michael Sweet himself, the set features some of Stryper‘s strongest and heaviest material ever. Check out a special video message from Michael Sweet here. Sweet also commented, “NO MORE HELL TO PAY marks our 30 year anniversary and what a journey it has been! It’s our eleventh studio release since our first album in 1984 (THE YELLOW & THE BLACK ATTACK) and it’s quite possibly our best record to date. Why? It’s everything you might expect from a Stryper record – high octane vocals, layered vocal harmonies, guitar solos galore, driving drums and bass and an energy that hasn’t been achieved since our glory days. The message is equally as powerful as it offers hope and inspiration to anyone listening. If you’re a Stryper fan, it’ll make you proud to be one. If you’re not, listen with caution as you may actually become one. We’ve been waving the striped flag for 30 years and we’re proud to say that it’s an honor to still be making music with you and for you. The best is yet to come and it’s coming November 5th!”
Stryper is currently playing select tour dates around the nation as a warm-up for an upcoming extensive tour around the release of NO MORE HELL TO PAY. Please see below for remaining tour dates.
Stryper is one of the top Christian rock bands of all time. Comprised of the original line-up of Michael Sweet (vocals/guitar), Oz Fox (guitar), Tim Gaines (bass), and Robert Sweet (drums), Stryper has been rocking since 1984, and is responsible for such ’80s metal classic albums as SOLDIERS UNDER COMMAND, TO HELL WITH THE DEVIL, IN GOD WE TRUST and such MTV hit singles/videos as “Calling on You,” “Free,” and “Honestly.” After a sabbatical for much of the 1990′s, Stryper returned strong in the early 21st century. To date, the band has sold upwards of 8 million records worldwide and is a Dove Award-winner and Grammy nominee. Stryper is the first band to have two songs in MTV’s Top 10 simultaneously.
NO MORE HELL TO PAY track listing:
2. No More Hell To Pay
3. Saved By Love
4. Jesus Is Alright
5. The One
7. Marching Into Battle
8. Te Amo
9. Sticks & Stones
10. Water Into Wine
Stryper tour dates:
9 Bolingbrook, IL Tailgaters Sports Bar & Grill
10 West Allis, WI Wisconsin State Fair
13 San Juan Capistrano, CA The Coach House*
14 West Hollywood, CA The Whiskey A Go Go*
16 Henderson, NV Club Madrid at Sunset Station Hotel & Casino*
30 Wendover, NV Peppermill Casino
*Michael Sweet and Oz Fox acoustic set