Metal Church “Generation Nothing” marks the bands 10th full length studio release and boasts the return to the band’s classic metal sound, says founding member Kurdt Vanderhoof, “It has elements of both the first album and the “The Dark”, but still embraces the new sound of the band without chasing the past.”
Born out of the West Coast Metal scene in the 80′s, Metal Church quickly became one of the standout talents of their genre. The band’s first release simply entitled “Metal Church” postured the band as one of the pioneers of the thrash/metal scene, while their sophomore release “The Dark” was championed as one of the premier metal releases of the 80′s.
Now with the current band’s line up, Kurdt Vanderhoof (guitar), Ronny Munroe (vox), Jeff Plate (drums), Rick Van Zandt (guitar) and Steve Unger on bass, “Generation Nothing” combines the best elements of the band’s early roots with modern day lyrical content and a revived hunger that delivers an electric assault of anthemic & epic metal songs! Videos for “Generation Nothing” and “Dead City” are currently in the post production stage and a world tour is in the works for 2014. Official release date for “Generation Nothing” is scheduled for October 22, 2013.
1. BULLET PROOF
2. DEAD CITY
3. GENERATION NOTHING
4. NOISES IN THE WALL
5. JUMP THE GUN
8. HITS KEEP COMIN’
9. CLOSE TO THE BONE
10. THE MEDIA HORSE
Check out the song “Scream” below!
Most of you may not be familiar with Butch Walker, and that’s a shame. Yet, it is also understandable. He’s never had a huge radio hit that would push him into the category of one hit wonder. He’s never had an album that was over commercialized and everyone knew. He’s never had negative press that would help push his name into houses of every music fan. Butch Walker is just a regular guy working to pay bills and support his family. The only difference is that his work is music.
These days, Butch Walker may be more known for the bands he has produced (Fall Out Boy, Pink) than for his own music, but make no mistake, Walker is still a musician first. The documentary that I recently watched, Butch Walker: Out Of Focus, discusses that and so much more as it provides a private interior view of a hard rock musician balancing family life, reaching middle age, and still pushing forward his artistic creativity.
Out Of Focus is not just a typical documentary on a rock musician. This poignant look inside one man’s life also has deep insight into father’s relationships with sons, balancing artistic creativity with family needs, and understanding how truly supportive a partner needs to be in order for a marriage to a rock musician to work. Some of the best moments captured on the screen were interviews with Butch Walker’s wife, who admitted that she would never want to compete with his art. She understands that their relationship is not going to have the “normal” family life of come home from work, have dinner, and tuck the kids into bed. She understands it and she accepts it.
Other touching moments in the documentary centered on Butch Walker’s relationship with his son as well as his relationship with his own father and how the two travel down similar paths. The mythos of the name “Butch Walker” is revealed in a very heartfelt moment, and it is easy to see how Walker’s father was always his number one supporter. Walker hopes to be just as supportive to his son as his father was to him. Scenes with Butch and son are well filmed and realistic, as at one point we get to witness Butch’s son complain about having to take a bath. The realism in this documentary is what really makes it special.
Walker started out in a late 80s metal band Southgang before forming The Marvelous 3 and then moving on to a magnificent, albeit not well known, solo career. I first discovered Butch Walker when The Marvelous 3 released Ready, Sex, Go as “Sugarbuzz” was receiving a lot of airplay on my local radio station. After hearing the song a couple of times, I knew that I had to have that album. When I purchased it, I was not disappointed and it provided me a new band to fall in love with. From that point on I continued to follow Walker’s career, not just as a musician, but as a producer as well.
If you have never listened to a Butch Walker record, I highly recommend that you start with his solo album Left Of Self Centered. After that, I would recommend Ready, Sex, Go by The Marvelous 3. Both are amazing records that you can easily get hooked on. After that, there are several albums to check out, including a double live disc. As for learning more about Butch Walker, check out the documentary Butch Walker: Out Of Focus. It is a fantastic documentary that not only captures the life of Butch Walker, but gives an insider look at a working musician and the struggles they lead as they try to make money on their art.
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The Spider Rockets are currently out on the road with Saliva. Check out their latest video “Going Down” below.
THE CONCERT FILM PROVIDES A RARE, BEHIND-THE-SCENES LOOK AT
ONE OF ROCK’S BIGGEST NAMES ON AN AMBITIOUS AND EMOTIONAL INTERNATIONAL TOUR
This fall SpectiCast, in association with Eagle Rock Entertainment, will bring AEROSMITH: ROCK FOR THE RISING SUN, to the big screen in cinemas worldwide. The film captures Aerosmith at seven different venues during their 2011 tour across Japan. The footage that makes up the film was originally only intended for Aerosmith’s personal archives, but the band and its management found it so captivating that they wanted to make it available to their fans.
ROYAL HUNT’s to release their Symphonic Masterpiece
“A Life to Die For” out in the fall on Frontiers
Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the release on ROYAL HUNT’s brand new studio album “A Life to Die For” on November 29th in Europe and December 3rd in North America.
“A Life to Die For” – ROYAL HUNT’s 12th studio release – is a concept album not in the lyrical sense but musically, which sees the band expand their musical boundaries and bring their symphonic and grandiose musical element to the max employing a large number of classical/orchestra players in the studio as well as a large choir !
Once again the US singer DC Cooper sees his trademark vocals shine throughout the songs penned by keyboard maestro Andre Andersen. The song writing and performances are absolutely top notch and this is ROYAL HUNT at their Symphonic best ! In short “A Life to Die For” is another trademark release from Royal Hunt and truly an essential addition to any fan of Progressive Metal.
Andre Andersen said: “This album is all that any fan of this kind of music might dream about: strong songs with huge choruses, infectious riffs, technical yet memorable instrumental parts, stellar production this time mighty reinforced by classical instruments and – of course – instantly recognizable style.”
“A Life to Die For” will be released in a lavish digipak edition including an exclusive bonus DVD shot during the band’s last tour.
The album track listing includes:
Hell Comes Down From Heaven; A Bullet’s Tale; Running Out of Tears; One Minute Left to Live; Sign of Yesterday; Won’t Trust, Won’t Fear, Won’t Beg; A Life to Die For.
Follow the band in the studio via the links below:
Studio diary #1: http://youtu.be/iM6GZfHKDJo
Studio diary #2: http://youtu.be/svEygcKHDDI
Andre Andersen – Keyboards
DC Cooper – Lead Vocals
Allan Sorensen – Drums
Andreas Passmark – Bass Guitar
Jonas Larsen – Lead Guitars
Produced and mixed by Andre Andersen
Kenny Lubcke, Alexandra Popova – backing vocals
Jacob Kjær – guitar solo on “Running Out of Tears”
Soma Allpass, Christina Lund, Patricia Skovgaard, Christina Larsen – strings
Erik Rosenqvist, Mads Kofoed – brass/woodwinds
CV Company – choir
THE WINERY DOGS–Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater, Avenged Sevenfold), Billy Sheehan (David Lee Roth, Mr. Big) and Richie Kotzen (Poison, Mr. Big)—will launch their latest U.S. headlining tour tomorrow in Agoura Hills, CA at the Canyon Club in support of their critically-acclaimed self-titled debut album, which was released in North America July 23 on Loud & Proud Records.
Trashbeat, the rock & roll brainchild of venerable bassist Steve Trash, has released a teaser track for download. “Toys” will appear on Trashbeat’s full-length album (dropping in 2014 via Major Label) which features guest appearances from members of the Sex Pistols, Blondie, and the Stranglers.
“Toys” is a chunky, beat-driven track with chiming chords and a snarling vocal attitude reminiscent of the late ‘60s-early ‘70s punk and new wave movements. With nods to Bowie, Iggy, Small Faces, Modern Lovers and such, it sounds like the next generation of rock.
The progressive hybrid of punk, glam, and alternative, Trashbeat’s sound is informed by and filtered through Trash’s music and art background. He came up in the punk/art rock movement, but also studied modern composition. Art without boundaries, figuratively and literally, as he has bases in both London and Los Angeles. His recording and touring resume includes the likes of Paul McCartney, Roy Orbison, KD Lang and Elton John as well as Stranglers, Attractions, Damned, Sex Pistols and more. He’s performed across the world, from rock dives to Live 8.
Among the legendary guests on the Trashbeat record are Hugh Cornwell, Clem Burke, Glen Matlock, and Richie Ramone. The record is produced by Trash and Arnaud Bascunana.
Steve Trash is touring with former Strangler, Hugh Cornwell this fall and art-punk legends Chrome in 2014.
10/5 Soda Bar San Diego CA
10/6 The Echo Los Angeles CA
10/8 Café Du Nord San Francisco CA
10/9 Luckey’s Bar Eugene OR
10/10 El Corazon Seattle WA
10/11 Biltmore Café Vancouver BC
Omaha, Nebraska based hard rockers, Emphatic have revealed more details about their new album “Another Life”, which is scheduled for an October 22nd release through Epochal Artists Records/Capitol Music Group. The band have enlisted the help of drummer John Tempesta (Ex-White Zombie, Testament, Exodus) to lay down drum tracks for the group’s sophomore effort. 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.
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. The band’s lyric video for their debut single “Remember Me” can be seen online at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifoxluKd_rg.
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.
EPYSODE is a project, led by Samuel Arkan. This gathering of musicians and vocalists from bands like Symphony X, Evergrey, Pain Of Salvation, Triosphere and many more results in a powerful, dark, melodic piece of first-class Progressive Power Metal.
In the song “the Arch” which is available as a lyric video now, EVERGREY frontman Tom S. Englund takes over the vocal part.
Check out “The Arch” below!
Coming off the very strong and very fabulous Awake, Skillet has returned with their latest rock record, Rise. Fans have been waiting for a couple of years to see what Skillet had in them for a follow up to one of their most popular (and fantastic) records. Well, we can all rejoice, because Skillet has delivered a record that is every bit as good as its predecessor.
Rise opens with the hard hitting, heavy sounding, title track, “Rise.” If you love a guitar driven, hard rock sound, “Rise” is going to put a smile on your face. The song is a great opener for the record and sets the listener up for the rest of what’s to come—hard hitting rock music with an edge. Keyboards blend with shredding guitar and some hard pounding drums to create a strong, forceful album opener. “Rise” is just a great track.
Pounding drums, wailing guitars, and a steady heavy beat isn’t all that makes “Sick Of It” a hard core rock song. It is also the lyrics and the message behind the song. Almost a modern day “We’re Not Gonna Take It,” “Sick Of It” could be an anthem for a whole new generation. The song screams sing along at a concert, with fists flying in the air. “Sick Of It” speaks to standing up for yourself and fighting for what you believe in. If you’re sick of…whatever…fight it and stand strong.
“Good To Be Alive” takes off on a similar message that “One Day Too Late” (from Awake) had, in the celebration of life and all that we have. A simple steady beat is the backdrop for lead singer John Cooper’s vocals, which are very strong on this song. And while the beat is simple, and the song is not overly complex, it is still quite amazing. “Good To Be Alive” was the first song that really grabbed me from this album and I found myself singing along almost immediately.
Skillet really hits a home run with “Not Gonna Die,” the best song on the album. This song has the perfect blend of guitar, vocals, anthem style rock, and overall fun. “Not Gonna Die” is a solid song that kicks off strong and immediate grabs the listener’s attention. It is also a song with deep meaning about fighting back and overcoming any challenges that life may throw. I always attach to songs like these because they are powerful in spirit, style, and substance. “Not Gonna Die” is no exception and I found myself hitting repeat several times.
And while the rest of the tracks on Rise are solid, it is these first four that pack the hardest punch. Admittedly, I spent much more time listening to these four tracks than I did to the rest of the album, but that’s not to say the rest of the album is weaker, because it’s not. It’s just that these first four songs brought so much enjoyment, that I could not help but constantly hit replay after “Not Gonna Die.”
Skillet has once again delivered a fantastic record that hard rock fans will be sure to enjoy. Packed with an edgier modern rock sound and guitar solos galore, Rise is sure to please fans of both the modern rock genre and the old school rock style.
Rating: Out of 10
- Sick Of It
- Good To Be Alive
- Not Gonna Die
- Circus For A Psycho
- American Noise
- Madness In Me
- Fire And Fury
- My Religion
- Hard To Find
- What I Believe
John Cooper – Bass, Lead Vocals
Korey Cooper – Rhythm Guitar, Keyboards
Jen Ledger – Drums, Vocals
Seth Morrison – Lead Guitar
Reviewed by Ryo Vie
We As Human spent the summer on the road with the Carnival of Madness tour alongside Shinedown, Papa Roach, Skillet and In This Moment. We As Human is back on tour this October – in support of Filter, RED, and Otherwise. Check below for dates!
WE AS HUMAN ON TOUR
10/3 – West Hollywood, CA – House of Blues
10/4 – Anaheim, CA – House Of Blues
10/6 – San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
10/8 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
10/9 – Denver, CO – The Summit Music Hall
10/11 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room / Old National Centre
10/12 – Ft. Wayne, IN – Piere’s
10/13 – Baltimore, MD – Fishhead Cantina
10/15 – Ardmore, PA – The Ardmore Music Hall
10/16 – New York, NY – The Gramercy Theatre
10/17 – Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
10/18 – Vienna, WV – Fishbone Gill and Grill
10/19 – Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
10/20 – Racine, WI – Rt. 20
10/22 – Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
10/24 – Little Rock, AR – Juanita’s
10/25 – Broussard, LA – The Station Bar & Grill
10/27 – Fort Smith, AR – Longhorn Saloon
10/29 – Rockford, IL – District Bar & Grill
10/30 – Louisville, KY – Diamond Pub & Billiards
We As Human spent the summer touring alongside Shinedown, Skillet, Papa Roach and In This Moment on the Carnival Of Madness Tour in support of their recently released self-titled debut record, produced by Howard Benson (Skillet, My Chemical Romance). The album was released on June 25th and was described by The Front Row Report as “the epitome of what rock music is missing these days,” while Artist Direct said the album is “as powerful as it is passionate.”
The music video for “Strike Back” features an appearance by John Cooper of Skillet, who discovered We As Human and played a pivotal role in signing the band to Atlantic Records/Hear It Loud.
Check it out below!
A message from Wendy Dio regarding she and Ronnie James Dio’s favorite charity, The Brittany Foundation:
As you all know, Ronnie and I have always been animal lovers and our favorite charity is The Brittany Foundation, as 100% of the monies raised goes to feed and house the dogs. Some of you may remember that three years ago, I spent a Day in Their Paws in a cage with two adorable dogs, trying to raise money and get them adopted. This was one of the last public appearances Ronnie made before his untimely passing.
This year I am going in the cage again with Timka and Tramp to raise money for The Brittany Foundation. I stay in the cage for 24 hours or until I have raised the money for freedom. It costs a dollar a minute for my freedom. I am asking for your help.
Please go to http://www.brittanyfoundationonline.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=48&Itemid=67 and scroll down to my picture with Timka and Tramp, and click the button to donate. We would love to see any of you that would like to join us.
I would like to say a big “thank you” to you all, and as Ronnie would say, “You Rock!”
- Wendy Dio
KORN AND ROB ZOMBIE
ANNOUNCE CO-HEADLINING ARENA TOUR
THE “NIGHT OF THE LIVING DREADS” TOUR!
17-CITY TREK KICKS OFF NOVEMBER 3 IN RENO, NV;
WRAPS NOVEMBER 26 IN BETHLEHEM, PA
KORN TOURING IN SUPPORT OF THEIR NEW ALBUM
‘THE PARADIGM SHIFT‘
IN STORES OCTOBER 8, 2013 ON PROSPECT PARK
ROB ZOMBIE TOURING IN SUPPORT OF HIS NEW ALBUM
‘VENOMOUS RAT REGENERATION VENDOR’
AVAILABLE NOW ON ZODIAC SWAN
Heavyweights ROB ZOMBIE and KORN have announced a co-headlining arena tour–the “NIGHT OF THE LIVING DREADS” tour–kicking off Sunday, November 3 in Reno, NV and encompassing 17 dates across the U.S (full itinerary below) before wrapping November 26 in Bethlehem, PA. With both artists known for delivering electrifying performances filled with sonic thunderbolts and dark intensity, fans can expect the roofs to lift off arenas across the country. For a full list of tour dates and ticket links, visit: http://korn.com/events or http://robzombie.com/tour-dates/.
GRAMMY® Award-winning multi-platinum hard rock innovators KORN–Jonathan Davis [Vocals], James “Munky” Shaffer [Guitar], Brian “Head” Welch [Guitar], Reggie “Fieldy” Arvizu [Bass] and Ray Luzier [Drums]–will be touring in support of their 11th studio album, THE PARADIGM SHIFT, due in stores and via digital retailers on October 8 on Prospect Park. The video for the album’s Top 10 Active Rock track “Never Never” premiered on VEVO (9/6) and can be viewed here: http://vevo.ly/UaDV41. The album cover art is below.
A rock icon and auteur filmmaker of unlimited vision, Rob Zombie has continuously challenged audiences as he stretches the boundaries of music, film, and publishing. In April, the seven-time GRAMMY® nominee released his fifth solo album, VENOMOUS RAT REGENERATION VENDOR, on his new Zodiac Swan label through T-Boy Records/UMe. The album debuted at No. 7 on the Billboard 200, and has spawned two Top 10 Active Rock singles, “Dead City Radio and the New Gods of Super Town” and Zombie’s current Top 10 spin on Grand Funk Railroad’s anthemic “We’re An American Band.” The song’s lyric video can be viewed HERE. The album cover art is below.
On his upcoming co-headlining tour with KORN, Zombie notes, “Some of the best times we’ve had on the road have been touring with Korn, so we’re thrilled to be doing it again!” Jonathan Davis adds, “We’ve had a lot of fun touring and playing with Rob Zombie over the years. It’s been a while and those shows were so much fun. We’re really excited about doing it again.”
These tour dates come on the heels of KORN announcing the return of their FAMILY VALUES FESTIVAL–a one–day spectacular taking place Saturday, October 5 at the 1st Bank Center in Denver, Colorado with Hollywood Undead, Asking Alexandria, Machine Gun Kelly and Beware of Darkness–as well as their current cross-country record release “launch dates” tour (with support from Asking Alexandria and Love And Death) taking the band through October 12 when they wrap in Las Vegas.
This fall, Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare – the ultimate Halloween music and horror event – will terrify fans every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from October 10 through November 2 at FEARPlex in Pomona, just outside Los Angeles. Zombie will headline the closing night of music performances (November 2) during this bone-chilling experience combining the most advanced haunted house attractions with a not-to-be-missed music festival from top hard rock/metal, rock alternative, EDM, and Latin artists. The music lineup includes: Eagles Of Death Metal, Goldfinger, 3OH!3, The Used, Ozomatli, Beware Of Darkness, Butcher Babies, Ghost Town, Andrew WK, Motionless In White, Powerman 5000, TSOL, The Dickies, The Vandals, and Wallpaper. Visit www.GreatAmericanNightmare.com for more details.
THE PARADIGM SHIFT marks the emotional return of co-founding guitarist Brian “Head” Welch for his first album with KORN since 2003‘s Take a Look in the Mirror, and it serves as the follow-up to the band’s 2011 critically acclaimed trend-setting dubstep metal hybrid, The Path of Totality, which debuted Top 10 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and was named Revolver Magazine‘s “Album of the Year.” THE PARADIGM SHIFT is also KORN’s first time working with super producer Don Gilmore [Linkin Park’s The Hybrid Theory, etc.] who recorded the album with the band at Buck Owens’ studio in their original hometown Bakersfield and at Los Angeles‘ famed NRG Recording Studios.
Rob Zombie has sold more than fifteen million albums worldwide and he is the only artist to experience unprecedented success in both music and film as the writer/director of six feature films with a worldwide gross totaling more than $100 million. Prior to VENOMOUS RAT REGENERATION VENDOR, his last solo studio album was the long-awaited HELLBILLY DELUXE 2, which came a decade after its predecessor, HELLBILLY DELUXE, the album that established Zombie as a solo artist after the breakup of multi-platinum group White Zombie. That triple-platinum album also yielded a string of successful radio singles, namely “Dragula,” “Superbeast” and “Living Dead Girl,” which dominated the airwaves. In April, Zombie released his sixth motion picture, The Lords of Salem, which he wrote, directed and produced in tandem with the producers of the Paranormal Activity franchise, with Anchor Bay Films.
Check out KORN and Rob Zombie in the following cities:
|Sun||11/3||Reno, NV||Grand Sierra Resort|
|Tue||11/5||Yakima, WA||Yakima Valley Sundome|
|Wed||11/6||Butte, MT||The Butte Civic Center|
|Thu||11/7||Salt Lake City, UT||Maverik Center|
|Sat||11/9||Bismarck, ND||Bismarck Civic Center|
|Sun||11/10||Rapid City, SD||Rushmore Plaza Arena|
|Tue||11/12||Casper, WY||Casper Events Center|
|Wed||11/13||Sioux City, IA||Tyson Event Center|
|Fri||11/15||Oklahoma City, OK||Chesapeake Energy Arena|
|Sat||11/16||Wichita Falls, TX||Kay Yeager Coliseum|
|Sun||11/17||Corpus Christi TX||Concrete Street Amphitheatre|
|Tue||11/19||Springfield, MO||O’Reilly Family Center|
|Wed||11/20||Cedar Rapids, IA||US Cellular Center|
|Fri||11/22||Grand Rapids, MI||Deltaplex|
|Sat||11/23||Huntington, WV||Big Sandy Superstore Arena|
|Tue||11/26||Bethlehem, PA||Bethlehem Events Center|
The Nashville RIDE FOR DIME: Saturday, October 5, 2013 at Nashville Center Stage
Proceeds to Benefit RIDE FOR DIME Charities and Local PROVERS 12:10 Animal Rescue/Shelter
Show Headlined by SEVENDUST – Special Guests Include Jasin Todd of SHINEDOWN/FUEL, Jose Mangin of Sirius XM, and More!
Streaming Live on StageIt.com – Win Great Prizes!
The Nashville, TN local RIDE FOR DIME event in honor of Dimebag Darrell Abbott is set to take place on October 5, 2013 at Nashville Center Stage (514 8TH AVE. S, Nashville, TN)! The event is sponsored by Monster Energy, Dean Guitars, Crazy Dave’s Music, Rock Revolt Magazine, Rock n Roll industries, and Dimebag Hardware, and will feature special performances by Sevendust, Voodoo Prophet, Disigal Collapse, Hellhed (performing Pantera tribute set), Habit of Force, and Beyonduplication.
Doors open at 5:00PM and tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. You can buy tickets now on Stubwire at this link. The event will also include raffles, silent auctions, and a VIP Meet & Greet opportunity with Sevendust that gets you an event shirt, poster, and souvenir cup. The ride part of the event starts at Brewhouse, West Highway 70, Nashville at 3:33PM. People should begin gathering around 1:00PM.
Special guests at the Nashville RIDE FOR DIME will include Sirius XM’s Jose Mangin, Dimebagz Hag Rita Haney, RFD President Rob Eichelberger, Jasin Todd of Shinedown/Fuel, Sirius XM’s Luc Carl, John Brooks aka THE KAT/BEST DUDE, and Nick Bowcott.
The entire evening will be streamed online for $3 at StageIt.com (click here). StageIt will be giving away all kinds of cool stuff for viewers such as autographed event posters, custom-designed Affliction RFD 2013 t-shirts, a show signed drumhead and one lucky viewer will win a brand new Dean guitar! Get exclusive backstage and behind-the-scenes access to the debauchery and shenanigans as well as interviews with the bands, fans and many special guests.
“I think that Darrell would be really proud of all of his extended family, friends, fans, and musical brothers and sisters… The RIDE FOR DIME has embodied the spirit of Darrell by keeping his memory alive the way Dime would have wanted… with “Unity”,” states Dimebagz Hag Rita Haney. “The thing he loved the most was jumping up on someone’s stage for a killer jam session or welcoming anybody to his own stage with open arms. To see people from all over come together to celebrate him and his music is enough to warm my heart and I could never say thank you enough, but it’s even more incredible that the proceeds have gone to help so many different causes over the years. I hope that one day we can see the RFD chapters in all states and countries, even if you don’t ride, you can always come out for the jams and the good times. Always remember one word in the Dime community… “Unity”.”
“This year’s RIDE FOR DIME events have seen performances by Shadows Fall, Drowning Pool, God Forbid, Sevendust and countless local bands that we try to showcase and put some spotlight on to crowds that otherwise would not have heard them, all in the name and honor of our friend Dimebag Darrell,” adds Chad Lee, RFD Nashville Vice President and owner of Rockconcertfotos.com.
These days as schools throughout America are forced to close their Musical programs kids in uncounted numbers are missing their potential to become the talented musicians of our future. RIDE FOR DIME is a federally sanctioned 501 (C) 3 charity organization benefiting several different like minded causes in honor of the late great DIMEBAG DARRELL ABBOTT the former guitarist of the bands DAMAGEPLAN and PANTERA. Dime was the kind of person that was able to connect with millions of fans world wide with his kind heart and extraordinary musical abilities. Unfortunately hes was taken from us on December 8th 2004 in a senseless act of violence. Since then some of the people closest to him have created “RIDE FOR DIME” to raise money in his name and give back to the thing that enriched his short life so greatly…..Music. Little Kids Rock Foundation provides classrooms with the instruments and funding that it takes to keep their music programs alive, ultimately giving kids an outlet to showcase their talents. The Darrell Abbott Scholarship Fund helps deserving kids pursue their musical dreams and education.
For more info, please visit this link.
KILL DEVIL HILL have partnered with RevolverMag.com for the online premiere of “Crown Of Thorns,” the debut track from their upcoming new album ‘REVOLUTION RISE’ (October 29, Century Media Records). The song made its radio debut Friday, being played by Jose Mangin on SiriusXM Liquid Metal, then later that night on Q104.3 in New York City on Eddie Trunk’s syndicated Friday Night Rocks radio show.
Listen to the track here:
Featuring PANTERA bassist REX BROWN, former DIO, BLACK SABBATH and HEAVEN AND HELL drummer VINNY APPICE, ex-PISSING RAZORS singer DEWEY BRAGG and acclaimed session/touring guitarist MARK ZAVON, KILL DEVIL HILL will make their Century Media Records debut with the North American release of ‘REVOLUTION RISE’ on October 29.
Says REX BROWN of the album: “This new KILL DEVIL HILL record is definitely one of my favorite moments of my career – it’s got balls, great melodies, awesome guitar riffing and a low end that’ll set your ass on fire! The album far exceeds our wildest expectations and we can’t wait to take this music out on the road and share it with all of our friends and fans. Buckle your seat belts, we’re all in for one hell of a ride!”
KILL DEVIL HILL will celebrate their sophomore release with an October 29 CD release party and performance at The Roxy on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, CA. The band will tour this fall to promote the release, with more details to follow in the coming weeks.
‘REVOLUTION RISE’ was produced by KILL DEVIL HILL and Jeff Pilson, and mixed by Jay Ruston [STONE SOUR, ANTHRAX]. The album features artwork by Sam Shearon, who has also worked with ROB ZOMBIE, IRON MAIDEN and FEAR FACTORY, to name just a few.
1. No Way Out
2. Crown Of Thorns
3. Leave It All Behind
5. Wake Up The Dead
6. Long Way From Home
7. Where Angels Dare To Roam
8. Stained Glass Sadness
9. Endless Static
10. Stealing Days
11. Life Goes On
KILL DEVIL HILL online:
A week after releasing their first official video for “Going Down”, Spider Rockets will hit the road with Saliva in the midwest and the south. “We haven’t been on the road since our runs with Trapt earlier this spring,” admits lead singer, Helena Cos; “…but we haven’t visited the south in at least a couple of years! So that, along with Saliva being cool enough to share the stage with us is pretty awesome.”
Spider Rockets has a new stage show consisting of various backdrops, a smoldering rocket ship, probing searchlight, whips, megaphone and a mannequin head. “The rocket ship will be a work in progress, hopefully we won’t need to abort any missions!” jokes John Nap, the band’s guitarist. “But the real challenge as an opening band has been coming up with staging that won’t interfere with the headliner’s space; one that is modular enough to adjust from venue to venue, but that also packs light… And I believe we’ve found it.” John refers to a series self-standing vertical, retractable banners or scrims (neither, really) that can be extended, shortened, and rearranged depending on the size and configuration of the venue’s stage. Bassist, Greg Manning, adds: “We just hope we don’t end up with a ‘Stone Henge’ situation!”
The group also plans to bring along their four legged roadie/security guard, Lemmy, a 18 pound Dachshund with a bad attitude and a fierce appetite; “that little shit always sniffs out where I hide my meatball sub in the van,” bitches drummer, Dan Prestup.
Confirmed tour dates include:
October 2 Harley Davidson Biketown (Austintown, OH) w/ SALIVA
October 3 Jonny’s Roadhouse (Aurora, IN) w/ SALIVA
October 4 Beale Street Live (Indianapolis, IN) w/ SALIVA
October 5 Diesel Concert Lounge (Chesterfield, MI) w/ SALIVA
October 6 Centerstage Bar & Grill (Kokomo, IN) w/ SALIVA
October 8 Blackstock (Knoxville, TN) w/ SALIVA
October 9 Limelight (Nashville, TN) w/ SALIVA
October 10 Club Inferno (Scottsboro, AL) w/ SALIVA
October 11 Longbranch (Raleigh, NC) w/ SALIVA
October 18 The Saint (Asbury Park, NJ)
The tour is in support of the band’s current release, “Bitten,” produced in the band’s home state of New Jersey as well as Florida.
“Going Down,” the new video from the album can be seen below.
Spider Rockets is a female-fronted, hard rock four-piece from Hazlet, New Jersey. The group consists of Helena Cos on vocals, John Nap on guitar, Greg Manning on bass, and Dan Prestup on drums. Their brand of melody driven riff rock has been influenced by the likes of Godsmack, Buckcherry, Shinedown and Rob Zombie. The group has toured with or supported groups like Trapt, Papa Roach, Pop Evil, Framing Hanley, Saigon Kick, etc. Their current release, Bitten, has been named Top 10 Hard Rock Albums of 2012 by Metal Odyssey and has successfully won over popular rock acts in a number of “cage matches” at active rock radio.
Age of Days lit the fuse this year, blasting back onto the scene, exhibiting a renewed spirit and vigor with their new album, radioactivity. On October 1st, Age of Days will release radioactivity worldwide and fans that have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of the new album can get it online from iTunes or their favorite online music store.
They won’t be disappointed. The album’s first single, ‘Bombs Away’, was an immediate hit, reaching #16 on the Active Rock Chart in their home country of Canada and earning a feature on the CFL’s Ultimate Replay. It’s an incendiary example of the kind of powerful, hook-laden, guitar crunching, powerhouse music that has made Age of Days a favorite of the modern rock crowd and an in-demand live act.
Other notable tracks include ‘Now Or Never’ which was co-written with Sal Coz Costa formerly from My Darkest Days, and features Costa on guitar and synths and Cody Hanson of Hinder on drums. ‘Broken’ was a featured track for the NHL Network’s Plays of the Week, and the current single, ‘I Did It For Love’, was co-written with award winning producer Brian Howes (Nickelback, Hinder, Puddle of Mudd, Daughtry).
Full album available for streaming HERE!
American and Canadian fans alike fell in love with the band’s smash debut album, Hollywood Ending, in 2008, and the single “Afflicted” was a Top 20 Hit in Canada, a Top 50 US Single, and a #1 smash on Sirius/XM’s Octane Channel. Their radio success earned Age of Days a tour across North America with the likes of The Offspring, Papa Roach, Hinder, and My Darkest Days. After the release of radioactivity, Age of Days toured across Canada, playing huge summer festivals with Buckcherry and some incredible shows with Grammy award-winning band, Halestorm. This October they will head out on a North American tour with Pop Evil and Papa Roach.
October 4 Boulevard Casino Coquitlam, BC, CAN w/ Papa Roach & Pop Evil
October 5 Showbox at the Market Seattle, WA, USA w/ Papa Roach & Pop Evil
October 7 Cowboys Dance Hall Calgary, AB, CAN w/ Papa Roach & Pop Evil
October 8 Union Hall Edmonton, AB, CAN w/ Papa Roach & Pop Evil
October 9 Pure Regina, SK, CAN w/ Papa Roach & Pop Evi
October 11 Kooler Lloydminster, AB, CAN w/ Papa Roach & Pop Evil
October 12 The Oak Winnipeg, MB, CAN w/ Papa Roach & Pop Evil
October 13 Mill City Nights Minneapolis, MN, USA w/ Papa Roach & Pop Evil
October 15 The Machine Shop Flint, MI, USA **SOLD OUT**
October 16 Rodeo Music Hall Austintown, OH, USA w/ Papa Roach & Pop Evil
October 17 House of Blues Atlantic City, NJ, USA w/ Papa Roach & Pop Evil
October 18 Brews Brothers West Luzerne, PA, USA w/ Pop Evil
October 19 Higher Ground South Burlington, VT, USA w/ Pop Evil
October 20 Imperial Quebec, QC, CAN w/ Papa Roach & Pop Evil
October 22 Metropolis Montreal, QC, CAN w/ Papa Roach & Pop Evil
October 23 Starland Ballroom Sayreville, NJ, USA w/ Papa Roach & Pop Evil
They nail the modern hard rock formula, from the beefy production to the grittily soulful vocals to the punchy power chords to the catchy choruses to the crunchy guitars…it’s the modern rock equivalent of a juicy cheeseburger cooked just right. ~ HardRock Haven
With influences ranging from White Zombie to Motorhead, Beasto Blanco’s “LIVE FAST DIE LOUD” is a full-length anthemic hard rock offering that keeps you amped on “10″ from start to finish! The progeny of long time Alice Cooper bassist Chuck Garric, “LIVE FAST DIE LOUD” yields a powerful combination of heavy riffs, driving bass, and melodic choruses that are bound to stick in your head after just one listen! Beasto Blanco is quickly becoming a favorite of the music and movie industry’s most respected talents! Here is what just a few of them have to say about “LIVE FAST DIE LOUD”:
Johnny Depp: “What an honor to hear something as beastly and killer as this!!! It’s truly, truly great and wonderfully kind of life affirming! Makes one feel ownership of their being!”
Nicko McBrain (Iron Maiden): “Chuck has got himself a ‘KIN’ blazing band here. “LIVE FAST DIE LOUD” from Beasto Blanco is a solid piece and rockin’ like there is no tomorrow! Well done me old china!”
Alice Cooper: “Beasto Blanco to me is an East L.A ‘Day Of The Dead’ kind of hard rock band. They seem dangerous – don’t stand too close, this is a band that I see exploding in the next few years. The “LIVE FAST DIE LOUD” video shows my grown daughter Calico crawling around like some sort of animal, which is of course, just how I remember her as a child!”
Bob Ezrin (Producer): “Chuck Garric is modern day monster, one of the most talented and heaviest rock musicians I’ve ever worked with!”
Mikkey Dee (Motorhead): LIVE FAST DIE LOUD is a real ass-kicker and I wouldn’t expect anything less when Chuck is at the forefront, keep slammin!
John Corabi: “I totally love “LIVE FAST DIE LOUD”! This is the real deal, it’s 100% raw energy from start to finish!”
“LIVE FAST DIE LOUD” features Chuck Garric, Calico Cooper, Glen Sobel, Jonathan Mover, Tiffany Lowe, Chris Latham and more! Official release date is scheduled for October 29 2013.
Ill Nostro Spirito
Beg To Differ
Live Fast Die Loud
No More Man
After playing the last show of the “Sounds Of A Playground Fading” cycle at Germany’s Summer Breeze festival, IN FLAMES have just released a video for the title track of their highly successful album “Sounds Of A Playground Fading”. The video, that is made of live material, was produced by Patric Ullaeus for Revolver.se.
Enjoy “Sounds Of A Playground Fading” and relive some of the amazing times you had on IN FLAMES shows since the album was released in June 2011:
However, there is one very last and unique chance to see IN FLAMES live this year: The amusement park Gröna Lund (Stockholm, Sweden) announced today that IN FLAMES is confirmed for a VERY special show next week, September 27th, 2013. Gröna Lund had in fact closed their park for the season, but when they got word that In Flames was available, they decided to re-open the park, just for this show! Check out Gröna Lunds website here: http://www.gronalund.com.
The Bitch is Back…Live is a brand new live album from the queen of Hard Rock and Metal LITA FORD. Hot on the heels of her TRUE comeback album “Living Like a Runaway”, LITA took to the stage at the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills, California in early October of 2012 to showcase the new material as well as LITA FORD classics. Originally set for release October 22nd in North America, the album will now be available November 5th.
This killer show was recorded for the live album The Bitch is Back…Live. Where does the title come from? LITA opens the show with her rendition of the classic Elton John track “The Bitch is Back”, which was previously released as a bonus track on “Living Like a Runaway”. It may be a strong proclamation, but it is true…the bitch is back and bringing it live. Now fans have a chance to be a part of this memorable evening and performance.
The album will be released as a digipak with a special booklet including fan photos and download. Release dates are USA/Canada on November 5th, Germany on October 25th and Europe on October 28th through SPV/Steamhammer.
1. The Bitch Is Back
4. Living Like a Runaway
5. Devil in My Head
6. Back to the Cave
7. Can’t Catch Me
8. Out For Blood
9. Dancing On The Edge
11. Close My Eyes Forever
12. Kiss Me Deadly
CURRENT LINE UP:
Lita Ford – vocals, guitar
Mitch Perry – guitar
Bobby Rock – drums
Marty O´Brien – bass
Drums on “The Bitch Is Back…Live” by Scot Coogan
LITA FORD LIVE:
Available Digitally December 3rd in North America via Steamhammer/SPV
The three musicians from Münster Germany Hendrik Wippermann (vocals, guitar), Gereon Homann (drums) and new addition Peter Bergmüller (bass) are releasing the new album Stripped To The Bone December 3rd in North America digitally only.
1. At The End Of The Day
3. Wake Me Up
5. Apocalyptic Blues
6. Bad Memories
7. Made Of Stone
8. Won’t Let You Down
9. Hot Blood
10. Small Dose Of Death
The album will be released as a digipak version with fold-out poster, as LP in white vinyl and download.
A snippet of the first single “Loner” (release: October 4th) can be heard here:
Eat The Gun got together in 2002, have released the studio albums Cross Your Fingers (2006), Super Pursuit Mode Aggressive Thrash Distortion (2009) and RUNNER (2011) and made the top ten of the German DJ Metal/Rock Charts for eight weeks in 2009 and the Top 20 of the American college radio charts in 2011. The band has played more than 650 concerts to date, inspiring fans at the Taubertal Festival, the Big Day Out and the Wacken Open Air and appearing alongside acts such as Die Toten Hosen, HIM, Danko Jones, Duff McKagan, Donots, Mustasch, Backyard Babies and Hardcore Superstar.
EAT THE GUN live 2013
special guest: GLOOMBALL
04.10. D-Kiel – Roter Salon
05.10. D-Münster – Sputnikhalle
11.10. D-Oldenburg – Cadillac
12.10. D-Viersen – Nachtschicht
25.10. D-Frankfurt – Nachtleben
26.10. D-Cologne – Underground
08.11. D-Dusseldorf – Pitcher
22.11. D-Hamburg- Rock Cafe St. Pauli
Heaven’s Basement have been tapped as the main support for the The Pretty Reckless’ extensive Fall tour. To celebrate, they are selecting one lucky fan and a guest per date to go to the show AND receive a Heaven’s Basement t-shirt and a bottle of Fire, Fire Sauce!
Atlanta Metallers HALCYON WAY are currently in the final stages of mixing for their new album, titled Conquer. The band recently completed work on a video for the song “Web Of Lies”. The video will receive its exclusive premiere on Saturday September 27th at 7:45 PM at ProgPower USA XIV in Atlanta, GA, but you don’t have to go ProgPower to see the clip. You can check it out below!
Be sure to catch Halcyon Way on the road with Fozzy and Saxon on one of the dates listed above!
DV8, John Waite, and Night Ranger rocked the University of Cincinnati Medical Center Stadium in Florence, KY Saturday Night. Cincinnati’s favorite rockers DV8 opened the show on the main concourse stage, and provide an excellent set of classic tunes including Aerosmith, Boston, Shooting Star, Styx, and more recent songs from Kid Rock, Evanescence, Shinedown & many more. DV8 did a great job warming up the growing crowd at UCMC Stadium.
John Waite took the stage around 7:30 P.M. and dished out a great set of songs from his outstanding career with The Baby’s, Bad English and more.It was great to hear so many of Waite’s songs that I never got to hear live. John Waite’s voice is in fine shape. His voice hasn’t changed at all over the years. The great surprise of the night was seeing Keri Kelli (Alice Cooper, Pretty Boy Floyd) playing guitar for Waite’s band. Kelli got a chance to shine with a killer guitar solo, and really added a heavy & rocking flair to John Waite’s songs. John Waite’s set list included the songs, “Change”, “Missing You”, “Back On My Feet Again”, and “Best of What I Got”. John’s encore feature an A cappella version of “When I See You Smile”, and a rocking cover of “Whole Lotta Love”.
Over the last couple of years, the one band that has become a must see act for me is Night Ranger. Each and every time I see Night Ranger live, the band delivers an energetic set of outstanding tunes. Saturday night was no different. From the first moment Night Ranger took the stage, they owned the night. Brad Gillis, Joel Hoekstra and Jack Blades impressed me with their guitar acrobatics. Gillis and Hoekstra were absolutely killing it Saturday Night. They might just be one of the best guitar tandems in rock and roll today.
Of course I can’t talk about Night Ranger, without mentioning Jack Blades & Kelly Keagy. Both Jack & Kelly are such tremendous vocal talents. It is rare that a band has not one, but two exceptional singers. Night Ranger plays up to those strengths in all of their songs.
Night Ranger’s set included the songs “Lay It On Me”, “Sing Me Away”, “Four In The Morning”, “Coming of Age” (Damn Yankees), “Crazy Train” (Ozzy Osbourne), “Growing Up In California”, “Rumours In The Air”, “Secret of My Success”, “Sentimental Street”, an extremely rocking version of “Eddie’s Comin’ Out Tonight”, “High Enough” (Damn Yankees), “Boys of Summer” (Don Henley), “When You Close Your Eyes”, “Don’t Tell Me You Love Me” and an encore of “Sister Christian” and “(You Can Still) Rock In America”.
Night Ranger’s show was an absolute blast, and my only disappointment is I will have to wait several months to see them play again. Don’t miss Night Ranger if they come to your town. You can check out Night Ranger’s 2013 tour dates here!
NYC’s guitar-driven, anthemic Rock band EVE TO ADAM ups-the-ante with their new, game-changing release LOCKED & LOADED (3-For-5/MRI/Sony Red) available September 17 and new single “IMMORTAL” hitting radio on September 24. “IMMORTAL” was co-written and produced by Dave Bassett (Halestorm, Shinedown) and is currently featured on Tunes “New & Noteworthy.“ The epic anthem, which is highly cinematic in tone, is a tribute to heroic legacies.
Comments Eve To Adam frontman Taki Sassaris: “Immortal is dedicated to those whose accomplishments and influence will last way beyond their living years. It’s about those people that everybody else wants to emulate and strives to be like.”
The track first premiered on Artist Direct, who says“The song is a grungey, dark, moody track. We love it. You will, too.”
Loudwire is premiering the album stream of Locked & Loaded which will run through September 17 at www.loudwire.com.
Screamer Magazine says: “If you are a fan of melodic, indie style hard rock (sorry, no growler vocals or slick, corporate rock here) you need to get this album (Locked & Loaded). As in, right now…”
Eve To Adam, who has long been known as one of the hardest working, dedicated and resilient bands in Modern Rock, is upping their game. As an arena and stadium level act positioned for global recognition, Eve To Adam has performed with Motley Crue, Daughtry, Chevelle, POD, Hinder and Halestorm among others.
For Locked & Loaded, the band has enlisted top notch writer/producers including Dave Bassett, who was involved in Halestorm’s GRAMMY-win for “Best Hard Rock Performance” as co-writer of “Love Bites (So Do I)”; Eric Bass (Shinedown) and Elvis Baskette (Incubus, Falling In Reverse, Alter Bridge). The results of this power-trio/synthesis is a strong, cohesive and well-received work that stretches limitations and stands the test of time. The songwriting and production represents the bands strongest and most versatile effort to date, pushing into new territory with influences ranging from heavy metal to electronica, industrial rock and pop.
Comments Dave Bassett: “Eve To Adam are on a mission to reclaim real, Rock `n Roll. The grit, the power, the danger…it’s all there with these guys and it was an amazing experience collaborating with them to bring the energy of their live show into the studio. To put it simply, they are poised to explode”
Adds Eric Bass: “From beat one, Eve To Adam’s `Locked & Loaded’ commands attention. If raw talent, good songs, and dogged determination is what is needed to save Rock `N Roll, then these guys are leading from the front! I’m proud to have worked on this record.”
Eve To Adam will appear on Artie Lang Show on September 20; Nikki Sixx’s nationally syndicated Sixx Sense Radio program October 15/17, Modern Drummer Vlog and Track-By-Track (September 17 – launch week) and Music Choice are on board.
Eve To Adam, who count legendary, GRAMMY-winning songwriter Desmond Child (Aerosmith, Katy Perry, KISS, Bon Jovi) is an early mentor, are: Taki Sassaris (frontman/vocalist); Gaurav Bali (lead guitar); Alex Sassaris (drums); Luis Espaillat (bassist/backing vocalist) and Adam Latiff (formerly with Puddle of Mudd) is the newest member, as touring rhythm guitarist/backing vocalist.
The band just wrapped the Highway Robbery Tour with Texas Hippie Coalition in support of its Active Rock charting single “Straitjacket Supermodel.” Prior to that, Eve To Adam toured on the Jagermeister Presents bill with Halestorm and In This Moment, preceded by both legs of Creed’s national tour. The band continues to generate multiple media impressions, in addition to a sizable spike in their social media fanbase, with over 118, 258 likes on Facebook to date.
Locked & Loaded Track Listing
Locked & Loaded
What Would You Kill?
With The Truth
Shut Out The World
Locked & Loaded (new album available September 17)
“Immortal” (new single hits radio September 24)
Upcoming tour dates:
9/23 Minot, ND O’riginal Bar & Nightclub
9/25 Merriam, KS Aftershock
9/26 Rockford, IL District
9/28 Omaha, NE Shamrock’s Pub & Grill
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MINDCAGE RELEASES EPIC VIDEO FOR “THE HUMAN RACE;”
OUR OWN DEVICES DROPS TUESDAY 9/17
The official video for “The Human Race” from Florida-based progressive metallers Mindcage is available for viewing below!
The full album, OUR OWN DEVICES, drops Tuesday, September 17.
A dark and powerful short movie, the video introduces the character of Arabella Vash, a young woman who exists in a utilitarian clockwork society. She is becoming empowered by visions and dreams, and about to start her journey to find the band of rebels, The One Constant (portrayed by the band), that she will lead. “The Human Race” is her awakening, and call to power.
In search of an appropriate post apocalyptic steam punk setting for their video, Mindcage chose to film in the historical district of their hometown of Pensacola FL. With the vision, creativity and costuming skills of Airship Isabella [http://airshipisabella.com/], an authentic and innovative steam-punk troupe from New Orleans, Mindcage was able to convey their vision of The One Constant and the dystopian world in which they live.
Jason Thomsen directed and edited “The Human Race.” He recently served as assistant director on “Girl from Iceland” (a Kinematic Entertainment Production). The track features vocals by Hydrogyn’s Julie Westlake.
OUR OWN DEVICES is mixed by rock legend Michael Wagener (Ozzy Osbourne, Metallica, Alice Cooper, Megadeth, Dokken, and Overkill). The core members of Mindcage – Dietrick Hardwick (writer, guitarist), Brian Howell (bass) and Craig Nudo (drums) – have been connected personally and through music for almost thirty years. Jeff Hignite, a recent but important addition, brought not only lyrical contribution but also his powerhouse vocals.
1. Cadence March
2. For All Mankind (The Dark Design)
3. Our Own Devices
4. The Human Race
5. At Full Steam
7. The One Constant
8. Arabella’s Arc
9. The Serenity Sequence (Renaissance Pt. I)
10. The Grand Restoration (Renaissance Pt. II)
Dangerdog Music Reviews: 5/5 stars
Our Own Devices is quite impressive: between the idea, lyrics, vocal arrangements, brisk guitar, and accomplished arrangements, it easily stands in the fine tradition of conceptual progressive metal albums like Queensryche’s Operation Mindcrime. Very recommended.
OUR OWN DEVICES will be available on the band’s website www.mindcagemusic.com,
iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-human-race-single/id692323537, amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00F7CDATY and at your favorite record store.
DREAM THEATER: LIVE AT LUNA PARK
THE LONG-AWAITED CONCERT FILM FROM TOP NAME IN PROGRESSIVE METAL
CAPTURED OVER TWO NIGHTS FROM BUENOS AIRES
SpectiCast and Eagle Rock Entertainment are once again collaborating to distribute the long-awaited DREAM THEATER: LIVE AT LUNA PARK concert film to theatres worldwide beginning Thursday, September 19, 2013. This anticipated cinematic event was captured over two nights during the final leg of the band’s 15-month “A Dramatic Turn Of Events” world tour, which hit 35 countries. DREAM THEATER: LIVE AT LUNA PARK was filmed in Buenos Aires, Argentina – home to one of Dream Theater’s most ardent fan-bases.
DREAM THEATER: LIVE AT LUNA PARK runs for 160 minutes and features many of Dream Theater’s classic tracks, including, “Metropolis Pt. 1,” “The Silent Man,” “Pull Me Under,” “The Root Of All Evil,” “The Test That Stumped Them All,” “The Spirit Carries On,” and the recent track “On The Backs Of Angels.” Dream Theater formed in 1985 under the name Majesty and has remained a top name in progressive metal ever since.
“DREAM THEATER: LIVE AT LUNA PARK is a fantastic addition to our ROCK IN CINEMA series,” said Mark Rupp, Co-Founder and President of SpectiCast. “We are delighted to continue our relationship with Eagle Rock Entertainment, bringing theatrical releases of concerts by some of the world’s best musical groups to theatres around the globe.”
Furthermore, DREAM THEATER – the first self-titled collection in the GRAMMY®-nominated band’s nearly three decade career – arrives at last on September 24. The album is now available for pre-order in a wide range of distinctive versions, including standard and special edition CDs, 180 Gram Vinyl Double LP, and a Limited Edition Box Set. Fans who pre-order the album via the iTunes Store will receive an instant free MP3 download of the Dream Theater’s new single, “The Enemy Inside.” Preorders are also available at Dream Theater’s Webstore as well as at the Roadrunner Records Webstore.DREAM THEATER: LIVE AT LUNA PARK will premiere on the SpectiCast network beginning September 19 2013. For theatre and ticketing information, visit www.liveatlunapark.com and www.specticast.com.