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
Southern California based rock musician Jesse Damon is rocking fans around the globe! The world renowned artist is a singer, songwriter, guitarist and is the front man for the popular melodic hard rock band Silent Rage. Silent Rage has released four critically acclaimed albums including the Simmons Records / RCA Records release “Don’t Touch Me There.”
Jesse Damon’s story starts back in the glory days of the eighties. With his band Silent Rage, he’s best known for his extraordinary lead vocals and stellar guitar work on the MTV hit video “Rebel with a Cause.” During this time in his career, he formed a lifelong friendship with Gene Simmons of Kiss, even co-writing the song “Thou Shalt Not” from the Kiss album “Revenge” for which Jesse was presented a gold album award. The strength of the album and video led to the band opening for Black Sabbath on their North American tour.
Vocals and songwriting are his main strengths, along with his hard rocking guitar performances. Jesse’s first three solo albums are a mix of well crafted melodic rock songs and intense ballads. The musical pathway of Jesse Damon’s life has been influenced by some of the biggest artists in rock music including Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Foreigner, Y&T and Whitesnake, just to name a few.
Jesse returns in 2013 to deliver a brand new album called “Temptation in the Garden of Eve.” The CD will feature 11 brand new tracks laden with huge hooks and unforgettable choruses, all co-written by Jesse and acclaimed AOR melodic rocker Paul Sabu who also produced the album. The studio band features backing vocals by Paul Sabu, who also doubles as bass player on the release, along with musicians Eric Ragno on keyboards, and Pete Newdeck of Eden’s Curse on drums and backing vocals. Jesse has once again delivered big on all the new songs, adding to the legacy of his works.
To this day, Jesse is still on fire for his music and has a large and ever growing fan base, making “Temptation in The Garden of Eve” a highly anticipated release all around the world…
Track Listing: 01.Garden Of Eve 02.Black Widow 03.Save The World 04.I Need You Forever 05.Save Me 06.A Chance For Us 07.Let It Rock 08.Angel In The Starlight 09.Hold On 10.Little Angel 11.Wishing Well
CD/DVD, Blu-Ray, DVD and Digital
Out on Frontiers Records in October
With 100 million records sold worldwide, Def Leppard continues to be one of the most potent forces in global rock. For the past 30 years the band has been a top box-office draw, consistently selling out arenas worldwide. October 19th 2013 sees them issue in Europe (October 18th in UK and 22nd in North America) an exciting new live release, “VIVA! Hysteria”, across multiple formats through Frontiers Records.
Originally released on the 3rd August 1987, the “Hysteria” album took the already well established Def Leppard and catapulted the band into the stratosphere.
The statistics are astounding: the album has sold in excess of 25 million copies and counting. Due to the incredible success of previous album “Pyromania” (released in 1983) and “Hysteria”, Def Leppard are one of only five groups who can claim two separate original 10 million plus selling albums in the US. The others are The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and Van Halen.
The “Hysteria” album also spawned 7 hit singles! Enormous hits such as “Pour Some Sugar On Me”, “Animal”, “Love Bites”, “Armageddon It” and “Rocket” are hugely influential rock staples that still enjoy huge popularity today and have helped make Def Leppard Britain’s greatest ever arena rock band.
Produced by Robert John “Mutt” Lange, the album reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart in the U.S. and also No. 1 on the U.K. Album chart. The album has earned critical acclaim from a number of sources including Q Magazine, who voted the release as one of the greatest albums of all time, and Rolling Stone Magazine, who included the collection on their list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
For the first time ever, Def Leppard played HYSTERIA in its entirety during an eleven-show residency which started on March 22, 2013 at The Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel And Casino in Las Vegas. The band played also under the fictitious name of DED FLATBIRD (which came about after someone once mispronounced Def Leppard as “Dead Flat Bird”). Two different opening sets of 35 mins. on each of the nights. The band showcased some fan favourites and very rare songs from the early years of the band besides playing a selection of their greatest hits, highlighting classic material from throughout their career. The “VIVA! Hysteria” show featured an elaborate set design created uniquely for the Las Vegas residency.
“We’ve been asked for many years if we’d ever play an album in its entirety, and the answer was always no because we’d be out promoting a new album,” says lead vocalist Joe Elliott. “Then in March and April 2013 when we had no new music to promote, we had a chance to revisit arguably our most important album. It was an easy decision to make. As for Vegas, it’s no longer perceived as the place crooners go to die! Artists like Motley Crue, Elton John, Guns N Roses & Cheap Trick have recently done residencies and Rock ‘n Roll has definitely moved in! So, there was no better place for us to take the show. It was a fantastic experience for us and for our fans”
Known for legendary arena shows, Def Leppard bring their extravagant production to your house as “VIVA! Hysteria” is their first full live show shot in HD released commercially. Finally “VIVA! Hysteria” showcases for the first time a career-defining album (excluding concept albums) performed live in its entirety – from start to finish – for a commercial audio/video release. “VIVA! Hysteria”! is unlike any show Def Leppard has ever done or will ever do again. This is one release not to miss….
Available on the following formats – 2Cd+Dvd digipak, Blu – Ray, DVD and digital album downloads – the full tracklistings are as follows…
Women; Rocket; Animal; Love Bites; Pour Some Sugar on Me; Armageddon It; Gods of War; Don’t Shoot Shotgun; Run Riot; Hysteria; Excitable; Love and Affection; Rock of Ages*; Photograph*.
*extra non Hysteria tracks
Ded Flatbird – night 1
Good Morning Freedom; Wasted; Stagefright; Mirror Mirror (Look Into My Eyes); Action Not Words; Rock Brigade; Undefeated; Promises
Ded Flatbird – night 2
On Through The Night; Slang; Let It Go; Another Hit And Run; High ‘n’ Dry (Saturday Night); Bringin’ On The Heartbreak; Switch 625.
The DVD tracklisting is as above but also includes bonus content of the acoustic medley: Where does love go when it dies/Now/When Love & Hate Collide/Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad/Two Steps Behind.
DVD / Blu Ray menu:
- Viva Hysteria
- Ded Flatbird Night 1
- Ded Flatbird Night 2
- Acoustic Set
- Photo Montage
OFFICIAL TRAILER : http://youtu.be/PPzAoOKY5Z0
EPK # 1: Def Leppard announce the eleven-show residency Las Vegas
EPK # 2: Def Leppard’s Hysteria Las Vegas Residency – Behind the Scenes
“VIVA! Hysteria” will also be preceded by a full theatrical release in several countries: go to defleppard.com for all details !
Fight or Flight? Device? Adrenaline Mob? The members of Disturbed may be on a break, but they haven’t been taking a vacation. All of the bands members have been busy with their side projects and other bands in 2013.
Fight or Flight features Disturbed guitarist Dan Donegan and drummer Mike Wengren,as well as guitarist Jeremy Jayson, basist Sean Corcoran, and singer Dan Chandler (Evans Blue). Check out their clip “First of The Last” below.
Device features Disturbed singer David Draiman, guitarist Geno Lenardo (ex-Filter), as well as touring members Will Hunt on drums and Virus (Dope) on guitars. Check out Device’s clip “Villify” below.
Device bassist John Moyer joined Adrenaline Mob in 2012. Adrenaline Mob features Russell Allen (Symphony X) on vocals, Mike Orlando on guitars. Drummer Mike Portnoy has departed to do The Winery dogs with Billy Sheehan and Richie Kotzen. Adrenaline Mob recently released their covers EP, Coverta, and is in pre-production for album #2. Check out Adrenaline Mob’s video “Indifferent” below.
So which band’s video is your favorite? Decide with your vote below!
No matter who comes out on top, hard rock fans win with three cool new bands to listen to.
SET TO RELEASE
A NEW DELUXE EDITION 2CD+DVD TITLED
OCTOBER 22 IN NORTH AMERICA
ON FRONTIERS RECORDS
Multi-platinum guitar icon TED NUGENT will release ULTRALIVE BALLISTICROCK–a new 2 CD+DVD release available in three formats (2CD+DVD deluxe edition digipak, DVD/Blu-Ray and digital download)–on October 22 on Frontiers Records. The live footage was captured and recorded by 7 cameras in 5.1 audio mix on the “I Still Believe Tour” at Penn’s Peak on August 14, 2011.
The lineup on the album consists of the legendary-and-still-raging NUGENT on guitar and vocals, Derek St. Holmes (rhythm guitarist and the voice on Stranglehold) on guitar and vocals, Greg Smith (Rainbow) on bass and Mick Brown (Dokken) on drums. The set-list is killer (see below), packed with the songs that forever changed the face of rock, and the performances are razor sharp and electrifying, adding up to a sonic and visual extravaganza that’s not to be missed.
Says NUGENT, “To be surrounded by such world-class passionate virtuosos is every musician’s dream and I live it every song, every concert, every night, every lick, every tsunami of soul sweat. You dogs deserve me!”
Tracklisting for the show here:
1. Free For All
3. Wango Tango
4. Just What the Doctor Ordered
5. Wang Dang Sweet Poontang
6. Need You Bad
7. Turn It Up
8. Raw Dogs & War Hogs
9. Dog Eat Dog
10. Hey Baby
11. Fred Bear
12. I Still Believe*
13. Motorcity Madhouse
14. Cat Scratch Fever
16. Great White Buffalo
*First time available on an album (previously only available as a digital download)
DVD/Blu-Ray Bonus Footage:
“Spirit of the Wild”
“The Making of ULTRALIVE BALLISTICROCK”
About Ted Nugent:
Ted Nugent has carved a permanent place in rock & roll history as the ultimate guitar-shredding showman, selling more than 40 million albums, performing more than 6,500 (!) high-octane concerts, and continuing to set attendance records at venues around the globe.
Ted’s no-holds barred career spans five decades of multi-platinum hits. From the ground breaking Amboy Dukes’ hit “Journey to the Center of the Mind,” to classics like “Stranglehold” (ranked in the Top 100 Classic Rock Songs and #1 Guitar Lick), “Cat Scratch Fever,” (32nd Best Hard Rock Song of All Time) Damn Yankees’ chartbuster “High Enough,” and cult classic “Fred Bear” (the most requested song for radio airplay in Michigan & Wisconsin), Ted and his inimitable sound have been featured on VH1’s Behind the Music, A & E’s Biography and more.
Nugent was named Detroit’s Greatest Guitar Player of All Time by readers of MLive! For millions of passionate music lovers everywhere, Ted delivers the Ultimate Life Soundtrack. A Ted Nugent show is not just a performance—it’s a firebreathing celebration!
Multi-platinum hard rockers Saliva’s brand new album IN IT TO WIN IT has now been confirmed for a September 3rd North American release date via new label home Rum Bum Records. IN IT TO WIN IT, Saliva’s eight full-length release, was produced by Bobby Huff (known for his songwriting work with Meat Loaf, Halestorm, Drowning Pool, Saliva, Papa Roach, 3 Doors Down and more).
Saliva is an American rock band formed in Memphis, Tennessee in 1996. Saliva self-released their self-titled debut album in August, 1997 after competing in the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences Grammy Showcase competition, where they advanced to the final round in New York City. The album sold 10,000 copies independently, prompting record labels to take notice. Saliva signed with Island Records and went on to release six more albums with the label including the double-platinum certified EVERY SIX SECONDS, the offering which also contained their Grammy-nominated single, “Your Disease.” Saliva has enjoyed widespread success at Rock radio with such hit singles as “Always,” which nabbed the #1 spot on the Modern Rock Chart and climbed to #51 on the Billboard Hot 100.
In late 2012, Saliva signed to Rum Bum Records to begin a new phase of their already impressive career with new lead singer Bobby Amaru on board. To date, Saliva has sold millions of albums worldwide and has toured with the likes of KISS, Aerosmith, Godsmack, Sum 41, Nickelback and many more. Saliva is Bobby Amaru (vocals), Dave Novotny (bass), Paul Crosby (drums) and Wayne Swinny (guitar).
For more information, please visit http://www.saliva.com.
Check out Saliva’s new song “In It To Win It” in their new lyric video below.
The clip contains archive band materials – original video from recording sessions and live sets in the 80s as well as part of the session when this track was recorded in 2012.
Doogie White comments: “The song tells the story and the video shows the story. We’re the best of friends still having a great time doing what we love.”
Scottish vocalist Doogie White came to the attention of the worldwide audience when Ritchie Blackmore asked him to be the lead singer in his reformed Rainbow. They recorded one album together – “Stranger in Us All.” Doogie would go on to sing with Swedish neo-classical guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen for over a six and a half year period, record two albums and tour the world. He also recorded four albums and toured with Cornerstone and is currently the lead singer of the legendary N.W.O.B.H.M. band – Tank.
La Paz were formed in Lanarkshire, Scotland in the summer of 1984 by Chic McSherry (guitars), Doogie White (vocals) and Alex Carmichael (bass). At the first rehearsal together they hit it off immediately on a personal level – they also liked the same music and they had the same influences and heroes (Purple, Rainbow, Journey, Gary Moore) so they started to recruit other members to try to form a band and go do some gigs. Andy Mason (keyboards) joined the trio and he fitted in from the start, even though he was still at school when he joined. Drummers were always a problem and, over the life of the band, La Paz went through almost as many as Spinal Tap. Unquestionably the loudest and the most accomplished was/is their current drummer, Paul McManus. La Paz played live regularly, sometimes playing up to a hundred gigs in a year. They played the world-famous Marquee Club in London as well as at some festivals in Milton Keynes and they were featured regularly in Kerrang! (Derek Oliver becoming a big fan of the band) and attracted interest from a number of UK and US record companies, finally agreeing terms with one of them for a three album deal. But it was not to be – for reasons which were never explained by the record label the deal fell through at the very last minute. Sadly the band didn’t survive for very long after that. They did their last gig on 15th October 1988 and then Doogie moved to London to join Midnite Blue, Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow, Cornerstone, Yngwie Malmsteen and now the mighty Tank. And then legendary DJ Tom Russell of 96.3 Rock Radio called Doogie and asked him if he would do some acoustic numbers at The Garage in Glasgow for Rock Radio’s Birthday Bash in January 2008. Doogie agreed and asked Chic to play guitar. It was a big ask after 20 years: almost 1000 people, Doogie singing alone and Chic with one flamenco guitar! “We had such a blast though and it woke up so many great memories in both of us that we decided to give it a go with the full band for my 50th birthday” said Chic. And so the full band started to rehearse and it was clear that they could still play a bit. The band just gelled: just like old times and the gigs were a terrific success. And so the idea of re-recording some of the favorites from the set that had never had a proper production job was conceived. The final result could be heard on the album “Granite” released in early 2012. It was an album with its roots in the past but its energy in the present. And now the band return with their sophomore album entitled “The Dark and The Light”.Doogie White & La Paz – line-up:
Doogie White – Vocals
Chic McSherry – Guitar
Alex Carmichael – Bass
Andy Mason – Keyboards
Paul McManus – Drums
Omaha, Nebraska based hard rockers, Emphatic have announced a September 17th release date for their sophomore album “Another Life” with Epochal Artists Records/Capitol Music Group. The album will be the first to feature new frontman Toryn Green, who was previously the singer of multi-platinum rock band FUEL and the touring vocalist for Finnish cello rock band Apocalyptica.
“This band has seen its share of difficult situations and for me I was the guy that had to decide to give up or fix what was broken. Music is in my blood so giving up isn’t an option,” said guitarist Justin McCain. “After making that decision to continue we found Toryn and he was everything I’ve ever wanted in a frontman. The record is a reflection of the trials and tribulations we went through as a band over the past couple of years.”
Produced by Emphatic guitarist Justin McCain and co-produced by Ryan Greene at Validus Recording Studios in Los Angeles, “Another Life” showcases Emphatic’s newfound sense of maturity and creative firepower as they belt out a powerful dose of groundbreaking hard rock. Rejuvenated creatively, the band is now firing on all cylinders with a line-up that matches the intensity of their songs. “Another Life” is filled with gigantic hooks, powerful melodies and is an inspiring triumph over adversity.
Emphatic are best known for their major label debut album “Damage”, which produced the hit single “Bounce”, and shot the album onto the Billboard Heatseekers charts at #9. The album was produced by Howard Benson (Three Days Grace, Halestorm), and featured A Perfect Circle’s Josh Freese playing drums on the record. From there, the band went on to take part in the Carnival Of Madness Tour alongside hard rock heavyweights Theory of a Deadman, Alter Bridge, Black Stone Cherry, and Adelitas Way.
You can check out Emphatic’s new song “Remember Me” in their new lyric video below.
Bobaflex will release its highly anticipated 6th album Charlatan’s Web September 10th via BFX Records. Charlatan’s Web is the follow up to 2011’s Hell In My Heart that featured the singles “Bury Me With My Guns On”, “Chemical Valley” and “The Sound Of Silence”. It will be available digitally and in stores. The band is offering 4 pre-sale packages at their merch store … http://bobaflex.ras.bustores.com/.
The first single off the new record “Bad Man” is quickly climbing the charts. The video can be seen below.
The band consisting of brothers, Shaun (vocals, guitars) and Marty McCoy (vocals, guitars), Jerod Mankin (vocals, bass), Tommy Johnson (drums) and newly added David Tipple (guitars) will be bringing their tour from coast-to-coast in support of the new album.
Their catalog is rounded out by Primitive Epic (2003) on Eclipse Records; Apologize For Nothing (2005) and Tales From Dirt Town (2007) on TvT Records and Chemical Valley (2010) which they self-released. The band is not dreading on the past anymore as they embattled a troubled label, legal battles and just looking ahead to the future.
Bobaflex is known as one of the hardest working bands in the country. Renowned for their high energy, live shows and relentless touring the band was formed in 1998 by brothers Shaun and Marty McCoy. The brothers are known for their ancestral ties to the most infamous family feud in American history between the Hatfield and McCoy. The interest of the feud has spurred of late a mini-series, many documentaries and an upcoming modern day version series debuting this Fall.
Bobaflex will be touring extensively in 2013 to support the effort.
“Charlatan’s Web” track listing:
01. Charlatan’s Web
02. Never Comin’ Back
03. Wading Through The Dark
04. Bad Man
05. I’m Glad You’re Dead
06. Pretty Little Things
07. Losin’ My Mind
08. School For Young Ladies
09. Strangle You
For more information, check out the band’s website:
Trivium have released the first song from their upcoming sixth studio album, entitled Vengeance Falls, for free download! Head to Trivium.fm to grab “Brave This Storm” absolutely free!
New Album New Horizon Available October 1st in North America on Napalm Records
THE ANSWER are set to return in 2013 with a new studio album New Horizon on October 1st. Recently the band completed work on a video for the first single from New Horizon “Spectacular”. The video will be released in both a XXX NSFW for work version and of course a family-friendly clean version. Today the band has posted the XXX trailer for the video. Check it out HERE and be sure to check out the premiere of the video next week on Artist Direct.
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.
Southern Rock from New York City? That is what you get with the band Killcode. Check out their kickass tune & video clip “Still Here” below!
Heaven & Earth (guitarist Stuart Smith, singer Joe Retta, bassist Chuck Wright, drummer Richie Onori, and keyboardist Arlan Schierbaum) have just released a video for their second single and power ballad, “I Don’t Know What Love Is” from their critically acclaimed album Dig (Quarto Valley Records), which is available on iTunes now. The video — directed by Glen Wexler (Van Halen, Black Sabbath,ig Michael Jackson) and produced by Jeremy Alter and Meiert Avis of Pusher Media (U2, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, and Evanescence)–was exclusively premiered on www.guitarplayer.com and www.melodicrock.com this past Friday (July 26th).
The video — featuring special guest appearances by actors Angelina Vitale, Derek DuChesne and Tiffany Phillips — continues the story of two lovers trying to connect throughout time. “I Don’t Know What Love Is” is the follow-up to the success of Heaven & Earth‘s first video for “No Money, No Love,” which has received more than 500,000 plays to date and can be viewed below.
Says guitarist Stuart Smith, “I’m very proud of both the song and this new video by Glen Wexler. We released ‘No Money, No Love’ as the first single and video as we wanted to establish ourselves as a rock band that does the occasional ballad, not a ballad band that does the occasional rock song. For me “I Don’t Know What Love Is” was always the main hit from Dig.”
What do you get when combine the talents of Billy Sheehan, Mike Portnoy & Richie Kotzen? One badass band called The Winery Dogs.
Check out their clips “Elevate” and “I’m No Angel below.
I have been digging this new Seattle band Walking Papers, which now features Duff McKagan on bass. Walking Papers is on the Rockstar Energy Uproar Festival this summer. Check out their clip “The Whole World’s Watching” below. Walking Papers debut album will be released August 6th via Loud & Proud Records.
2013 has been kind of a strange music year on the live front. Usually there are several major rock shows to chose from, but in 2013, the Festival tours have avoided Cincinnati, and there hasn’t been any major hard rock tours to speak of. Usually I find myself behind the camera glass for several shows, but the first half of 2013 has been mostly country shows at the major venues and I don’t shoot or cover those.
I have been to several shows in 2013, and after attending several shows this year, I quickly began to realize that I have been spending far less on concerts than I have in 2012.
With that being said, I have still been able to catch a few bands here and there, and I have been able to do so without breaking the bank.
Billy Idol, Cheap Thrill, Foreigner, Alice Cooper, Night Ranger, Cheap Trick & Brother Cane are some of the recent bands I have seen. Total ticket money spent $120.00. Considering this is about how much I dropped for KISS & Motley Crue tickets in 2012, this is somewhat of a bargain. In fact, many of the shows were free events paid for by Radio stations & their sponsors.
Some of these shows I wouldn’t have found out about without digging around Pollstar to see where the bands were playing at. They weren’t all local shows, but I am always willing to drive to a reasonably priced show if it isn’t too far. Sometimes it pays, to scan your neighboring cities on Pollstar to see if your favorite bands are within driving distance. You can also find many free shows at State Fairs as well.
In 2013, Cincinnati’s newest concert venue, The Horseshoe Casino, has offered several shows averaging around $40.00 in price. The concerts haven’t been big multi-band festival shows. They are usually single band offerings, but all of the shows have been great so far. I appreciate having a new place to see a few shows that isn’t so costly.
You can still rock in America on a budget. You just need to know where to look.
(The photo’s below were taken with a point & shoot. Apparently, I have a sickness where I can’t go to a show, and snap some photos.)
Dallas based hard rock outfit Brand New Machine‘s new album, “The Devil Made Me Do It”, hit stores this week via Epochal Artist Records/Capitol Music Group. To celebrate the album’s release the group are currently streaming the song “Dust The Sky” online at http://altsds.co/0uz5. The group have also announced the addition of drummer Seven Antonopoulos, formerly of Opiate for the Masses, to the Brand New Machine ranks.
“We would like to welcome drummer Seven Antonopoulos to Brand New Machine. Seven is an incredible drummer and his style fits in perfectly with what we do,” said bassist Wiley Oliver. “It’s hard to compare us to other rock acts today because a lot of rock albums all sound the same. So many bands come and go chasing trends, but we’ve never jumped on any bandwagons. This music is a lifestyle and we wear it like a badge.”
Brand New Machine‘s new album, “The Devil Made Me Do It”, was recorded at Validus Recording Studios in Los Angeles, CA under the watchful eye of producer/mixer Ryan Greene (Alice Cooper, Cheap Trick). The album takes the band’s hard-living lifestyle and mixes it with arena ready rock anthems to create a soundtrack for debauchery. Brand New Machine’s explosive live show has earned them countless opening slots for national acts including recent overseas dates with Guns N’ Roses. Brand New Machine‘s video for the song “Girls Like You” can be seen below.
It’s been a while since you’ve heard me complain (or whine, if you prefer) about ticket prices. I haven’t recently dedicated a Vie’s Verses to it. I haven’t tweeted (@ryovie) about my disgust with ticket prices for a few months. And I haven’t commented via podcast about the climbing prices of concert tickets. Yet, with my upcoming attendance at the New Jersey Black Sabbath show, I thought that it was time to revisit ticket prices and even offer an idea that may change the way tickets are sold (at least, I can only hope).
For the Black Sabbath show, I am sitting on the lawn. The reason for this is that I just couldn’t justify the cost of $150 to see Black Sabbath. I know they are icons and probably worth the money, but they are old and I have never seen them before. What if Ozzy’s voice is shot? What if the show is horrendous? $50 is much easier to swallow on a bad concert than $150.
With the show coming up in less than two weeks, I started thinking about ticket prices once again. That prompted me to do a little research on the cost of current tours. I picked five concerts at random that I would either be interested in seeing, or have already purchased tickets for. Here is the price range that I discovered for each. (NOTE: All prices include the heinous fees).
Black Sabbath – $45.50 – $148
Bon Jovi – $38.05 – $599.00
Pearl Jam – $92.00
Shinedown (w/ Skillet and Papa Roach) – $60.85 -$71.10
Nine Inch Nails – $63.00 – $113.00
First off, $600 to see Bon Jovi? Really? Without Richie Sambora? Really? Bon Jovi have lost their minds. And yes, there are seats for $38.00 but they are way up high and there aren’t that many of them to begin with. Want to know why Bon Jovi is having trouble selling out his home stadium in New Jersey? The ticket prices are just way too high. Recently I attended a Barenaked Ladies concert (not hard rock, I know, but I have other tastes as well). Tickets ranged between $40 – $80. The amphitheater where I saw them perform was approximately ¾ full (and I am being generous). Why? $80 was just too much to pay.
I have to think that when tickets don’t sell well, bands, promoters, and venues are all losing money. Wouldn’t it make more sense to lower the prices slightly and sell out the venue instead of having a half empty arena? But what can be done? How can we, the fans, find a way to attend the show at an affordable rate? Mulling over this issue, I came up with an idea that I thought might be worth a trial basis at least. What if before a band went on tour, they took a poll to have the fans name the price? The band could set the minimum price (say $20 ala Kid Rock) and then fans could vote on what price they would pay. It works for Priceline, although I will be the first to admit that I know nothing about their business model. But why not a Priceline for concerts?
If Kiss sent a press release stating that they wanted fans to vote on the price of their upcoming tour, I am sure that they would have droves of people voting on the price. I know that I would. And then, based upon the price that fans wanted to pay, the band could decide if they wanted to go on tour or not. Bands, venues, and promoters, always claim that they have to charge high prices so that they don’t lose money on tours. This would give them the option of knowing how much money they would make, and whether it would be lucrative for them to tour. Sure, there would have to be plenty of logistics to work out, but overall, if thousands of fans vote that they would pay $40 to see Kiss, but no more, then the band would know what the fans feel is a fair price. This way, the band would have a pretty good idea that their concerts would sell out at a certain price. Using the above example, Kiss would know that their 25 show tour would sell out at $40 a ticket, but they may have a hard time moving tickets at $50 per ticket. And since every band claims that it is all about the fans, why wouldn’t they want to do this? (Kiss is charging $76 – $113 for their current tour. Floor seats are still available at most shows).
I know that we have to assume fans are going to select an honest price that they would pay and not just the lowest price they see, but even if they choose the lowest price, the band has the option to not tour. Personally, I would pay $50 to see Black Sabbath (I am), but not $150. Yet, I don’t feel that I should be relegated to the lawn because I want to save $100. Even the mighty Pearl Jam, who fought for years to keep ticket prices low, are charging almost $100 per ticket. I am a huge fan of the band, but I am not sure that I am willing to pay $100 to see them in concert.
What are your thoughts? Would you be interested in a “name your own price per tour” option? Would you enter an honest amount, or just opt for the lowest price polled? Drop a line in the comments section and let us know your thoughts.
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MONSTER MAGNET Announce New Album!
Confirm First North American Tour in Over 10 Years!
Debut New Song
MONSTER MAGNET are back! The band has confirmed an October 15th North American release date for their new album entitled Last Patrol via Napalm Records. Today MONSTER MAGNET has unveiled the artwork and tracklisting for Last Patrol. Dave Wyndorf and Phil Caivano produced Last Patrol, whileEvil Joe Barresit mixed the album with additional production duties handled by Matt Hyde. The artwork was created by Johun Sumrow with consultation coming from Chris Ryall and designs by Ryan Clark for Invisible Creatures Inc. The album will be available as a Limited Edition CD, standard CD, 2LP and digital format.
In support of Last Patrol, MONSTER MAGNET will be embarking on a full-blown North American Tour! Although the band has toured Europe relentlessly over the past decade, this is MONSTER MAGNET‘s first full North American tour in over 10 years! The band is eager to hit the road in the states for the first time in what seems like forever. Prepare to hear MONSTER MAGNET classics and new cuts from Last Patrol for the first time live! Support will come from Prosthetic Records artist Zodiac. The tour is scheduled to kick off November 14th in Grand Rapids, MI and will run through December 14th in New York, NY.
Frontman and MONSTER MAGNET mastermind Dave Wyndorf checked in with his thoughts about Last Patrol:
“Last Patrol is a return to our roots in terms of vibe and recording style. It’s full-on psychedelic space-rock with a 60′s garage feel, recorded almost exclusively with vintage guitars, amps and effects in our hometown of Red Bank, NJ. The songs are a kind of Space-Noir, tales of cosmic revenge, peaking libidos, alienation and epic strangeness. It’s a weird trip through the back alleys of a dark, retro-future, which not by coincidence very much resembles my own life. (laughs) The lyrics aren’t fantasy really, rather a recounting of my musings on, observations of and general emotional reaction to my life and environment during a 1 week writing period in February of 2013. But I tend to use the vernacular and imagery of science fiction and surrealism to express myself and that’s where these lyrics get trippy. There’s also our cover version of Donovan’s “Three Kingfishers” which I thought fit the mood of the album.”
“Last Patrol was produced by Phil Caivano and myself with an effort to bring a home grown feel to the whole affair. We had been doing smaller projects out of Phil’s “Studio 13″ recording space and I really felt comfortable there so it was the natural choice on where to record the next full-scale Monster Magnet album. Phil and I grew up together and have a shared love of some very particular vintage music and styles. And everybody in the band played their asses off on this one.”
Today the first song from Last Patrol is receiving its exclusive premiere courtesy of The Obelisk. Check out the song entitled “The Duke (Of Supernature)” HERE.
Last Patrol Tracklisting:
1) I Live Behind the Clouds
2) Last Patrol
3) Three King Fishers
6) Mindless Ones
7) The Duke (Of Supernature)
8) End of Time
9) Stay Tuned
MONSTER MAGNET North American Tour:
11/14: Grand Rapids, MI @ Intersection
11/15: Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews
11/16: Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
11/17: Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights
11/19: Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
11/20: Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
11/22: Seattle, WA @ Neumos
11/23: Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater
11/24: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
11/26: San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
11/27: Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
11/29: Tempe, AZ @ Club Red
11/30: Albuquerque, NM @ Launch Pad
12/2: Austin, TX @ Red 7
12/3: Houston, TX @ Fitzgeralds
12/4: Dallas, TX @ Trees
12/6: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
12/7: Charlotte, NC @ Amos Southend
12/8: Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Sound Stage
12/10: Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
12/12: Boston, MA @ Sinclair
12/13: West Chester, PA @ The Note
12/14: New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
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Coldspell are poised to release their exciting new album. Based in the north of Sweden they were formed in 2005 by guitarist and songwriter Michael Larsson, who was previously with the band R.A.W., a band that recorded two albums in the 90′s with members from Dalton and Kicken (Poodles) on drums. Together with four other experienced musicians the band Coldspell blasted onto the scene with their own brand of hard rock. They first took the world by storm with their “Infinate Stargaze” release (ESM184), a recording that draws influences from a mixture of everything they grew up with from the groove of the 70′s to the choruses and melodies of the 80′s, mixed with the raw and naked excitement of the 90′s, not forgetting the production expertise of the millennium.
Coldspell’s debut CD has already created a stir in rock circles and the album received stunning reviews all over the world and was on several album “top lists” for 2009 and album of the year at rockrealms.com (category “heavy, hard and melodic rock”).
Two years later and a brand new release “Out from the Cold” was put out to an eager audience, once again mixed by Tommy Hansen in Denmark, Tommy of course having previously worked with Helloween, TNT, Pretty Maids, Jorn and Pagan’s Mind. Well, why change a winning formula?! .
Its now 2013 and Coldspell have been working hard on a new recording, entitled “Frozen Paradise”, once again with Tommy Hansen at the mixing desk. This is an unbelievable recording and the band have taken it one step further and made an album that surpasses all they have done. Great new songs like “Paradise”, “Goin all the way” and “On the run” are just such examples of their excellence. Razor sharp riffs, solid rhythms and great choruses are the order of the day, this is an album we have all been eagerly awaiting and no-one will be disappointed.
Frozen Paradise Tracklist:
1. Paradise 5:20
2. Angel of the World 4:09
3. Life has just begun 5:05
4. Goin all the way 4:04
5. Alive 4:28
6. Life 2 Live 5:28
7. On the run 4:39
8. Soldiers 5:55
9. Fallin 4:05
10. Dark Reflections 4:42
11. Legacy 5:08
Niklas Swedentorp – Lead Vocals
Michael Larsson – Guitars
Perra Johanson – Drums
Matti Eklund – Keyboards
Chris Goldsmith – bass
Infinite Stargaze 2009 / Out from the cold 2011 / Frozen paradise 2013
MODERN SUPERSTAR has revealed the artwork and track listing for their upcoming August release ‘Rise Above’. A bit of a departure from their previous sound and headed in a new direction, ‘Rise Above’ features new vocalist Chris ‘The Kid’ Nichols.
“There were some inevitable changes in the band and we decided to roll with it and go 4-piece. There is always some type of adversity in this band but we move forward and ‘Rise Above’ Chris came in and just killed it. The changes have really been for the better in regards to the band. There is probably a good documentary some where in here, LOL.” says bassist Mike Mackey
MODERN SUPERSTAR will be heading out on a support tour with the KILLER DWARFS beginning August 31. For more information checkout www.officialmodernsuperstar.com
1. Rock Show
3. Love Is Crazy
4. Dirty Girl
5. Devil’s Playground Redux (Featuring Xander Demos)
6. Rise Above
FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS
TO BROADCAST LAST SUMMER CONCERT
THURSDAY, JULY 25
LIVE FROM HOUSE OF BLUES IN LAS VEGAS
VIA EVNTLIVE (9:00p PT/Midnight ET)
SLASH Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators will broadcast their last summer concert LIVE from the House of Blues in Las Vegas on Thursday, July 25 at 9:00p PT/Midnight ET via EVNTLIVE. EVNTLIVE is the online concert venue that captures the excitement and shared experiences of live concert viewing with a global audience. Fans who can’t make it to Las Vegas and want to experience the evolution of live, online concerts can log on directly to https://www.evntlive.com/#/event/1000476 starting at 9:00 PM PT/Midnight EST on Thursday, July 25 to take part in this extraordinary social viewing event.
“We are thrilled to offer online access to one of the greatest musicians of all time, Slash, while giving fans from around the world an up close, personal and completely immersive experience,” said David Carrico, co-founder and chief marketing officer, EVNTLIVE. “EVNTLIVE is transforming how we experience concerts individually and with others, while getting right into the act wherever you are.
SLASH and his bandmates Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators Myles Kennedy (vocals), Brent Fitz (drums),Todd Kerns (bass) and Frank Sidoris (guitar) are currently wrapping a world tour for their critically acclaimed album APOCALYPTIC LOVE which earned SLASH his two first-ever #1 rock radio hits: “You’re A Lie” and “Standing In The Sun.” The album’s third single “Anastasia” has cracked the Top 10 at Modern and Active Rock and Top 5 at Mainsteam Rock. The album was produced by Eric Valentine, who did the same honors for his first solo disc SLASH, and all the songs on APOCALYPTIC LOVE were written together by Slash and Myles Kennedy.
This fall, SLASH will release NOTHING LEFT TO FEAR, the first-ever motion picture he has co-produced from Slasher Films, the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer’s production company. NOTHING LEFT TO FEAR will have a limited release in select theaters nationwide on Friday, October 4 and arrive on Blu-ray Combo-Pack, DVD, and On Demand Tuesday, October 8. NOTHING LEFT TO FEAR the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack will also be released on October 4, exclusively at www.PledgeMusic.com/slash, the same day the film opens in select theaters. Written and produced by SLASH and Nick O’Toole, the soundtrack includes the film score plus two original songs: “Nothing Left To Fear” which features vocalist Myles Kennedy and the instrumental “Welcome To Stull.” When fans pledge and pre-order the album through www.PledgeMusic.com/slash, they will gain access to one-of-a-kind experiences with SLASH, as well as merchandise for the film, access to interviews, song streams, first looks at film art, clips and more. For more information on all packages available, click www.pledgemusic.com/slash.
Due in select theaters Friday, October 4 and available on Blu-ray Combo-pack, DVD and On Demand starting Tuesday, October 8, NOTHING LEFT TO FEAR is a harrowing tale in the spirit of the terrifying horror films of the 1970s. The movie is inspired by the legend of Stull, Kansas, which is surrounded by Internet folklore proclaiming the town to be one of the Seven Gateways to Hell. NOTHING LEFT TO FEAR was written by Jonathon W.C. Mills and directed by Anthony Leonardi III. For more information on the film, please visit https://www.facebook.com/nothinglefttofearmovie?fref=ts.
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Ending ten months of speculation after an arduous audition process, the band are proud to announce Serbian vocalist Nikola Mijic as their new front man.
Hailing from Senta, in the North of Serbia, Nikola is a vastly experienced singer despite his tender years. For the past ten years he has been fronting Serbian outfit Alogia and more recently Hungarian Prog Rockers Dreyelands, who released their debut album on Lion Music in 2010. In 2008 he also featured heavily on the Prog Rock project album Expedition Delta.
A happy Nikola said “I’m really honored to be part of the Metal journey of Eden’s Curse with their new upcoming album that is coming out on 4th October and I’m looking forward to rock with you guys”!
Drummer Pete Newdeck commented “For me, when I heard a lot of the auditions, Nik’s was the one that stood out. It stood out mainly because of it’s originality. His voice was strong, it was soulful and he had something different to offer. That’s really why I championed him because I think he could offer something different, change the face of the band and possibly help this band move forward”.
Bassist Paul Logue added “When Nik sent his audition of Evil & Divine that’s when we really began to sit up and take notice and say that this guy was something special. He is the complete package”.
Guitarist Thorsten Koehne enthused “He’s just an amazing talent, one of the most amazing singers I’ve seen in recent times. He’s just so versatile in what he can do and he just fits the band perfect because with Eden’s Curse we’re very diverse, as far as the music, so there’s not just one particular style that we are doing. So we were really looking for a singer that could keep up with that and have a range in his vocals. Nikola is just perfect because he can do so many things, from blues to metal stuff and everything in between”.
Also joining the Eden’s Curse ranks is Welsh keyboard wizard and Powerquest main man Steve Williams who replaces Alessandro Del Vecchio.
Bassist Paul Logue commented “Sadly we we part company with our brother Alessandro on a truly positive note as his career as a mixing engineer and a producer has really taken off, meaning less and less time could be devoted to the Eden’s Curse cause. We will miss him dearly as a friend and a musician and we wish him nothing but the utmost success. We firmly believe he has the talent to go right to the very top! He will always be considered a part of the Eden’s Curse family and is cursed for life”.
Williams, a former member of Dragonforce, commented “It was a real thrill to be asked by Paul and the boys to get involved in Eden’s Curse. I’ve been a fan for a long time, I’ve known the guys a while and it’s great to be here getting myself right cursed I can tell you”!
Bassist Paul Logue further commented “I’ve known Steve for a while and when Ale left he recommended we look at Steve. It was very easy choice for us, as we were already good friends and with Powerquest calling it a day it was a perfect time in both our careers to join forces. Steve is a smashing player and one of life’s true gentlemen. He is an utter joy to have on board and I am genuinely excited to see what we can produce together in the years to come as I am a big fan of his songwriting”.
The band can also confirm that their long awaited fourth album “Symphony Of Sin” will be released by AFM Records on 4th October.
This will be preceded by a digital single “Evil & Divine”, for which the band shot a video for on location at the famous St. Andrews in the Square location in Glasgow, under the direction of Ryan Priddy and his team at Independent Element. More news to follow on that at http://www.edenscurse.com
The Slam have released a new video in support of their album, Hit it. Check out the clip “Tears In The Rain” below.