With an impressive seventeen releases in 19 years, the Axel Rudi Pell Band counts among the most consistent, lasting and creative acts in the whole of Europe. Very few German guitarists can point to as long and successful a career as the musician from Bochum, whose unmistakable signature marks not only his characteristic guitar style, but also his compositional skills. 27 October 2008 (Germany: 24 October 2008) will see the arrival of his eighteenth offering, Tales Of The Crown, a haunting studio album featuring ten brand-new compositions. “Our fans will get just the kind of songs they have come to know and expect from me and my band,” says Pell, adding, “plus a few little innovations.” Axel Rudi Pell is referring to the contemporary touch which some of his latest tracks feature, mainly in terms of rhythm. “But don’t worry, these modern approaches are only gradual and don’t affect the typical flair of my songs.”
Tales Of The Crown was recorded at Gelsenkirchen’s Redhouse Studios by the tried and tested line-up consisting of Axel Rudi Pell, American vocalist Johnny Gioeli, keyboardist Ferdy Doernberg, bassist Volker Krawczak and drummer Mike Terrana. The album was produced by Axel Rudi Pell and sound engineer Charlie Bauerfeind, who also mixed the ten new numbers. Like its highly successful predecessor, the accomplished cover artwork was created by the Columbian artist, Felipe Machado Franco.
All those who were disappointed that the Axel Rudi Pell Band couldn’t make this year’s Wacken Open Air festival (vocalist Johnny Gioeli was unavailable due to commitments in the US) can look forward to their next tour in January/February 2009 – detailed concert dates to follow soon – and make a note in their diaries of the 20th anniversary W:O:A 2009, for which the band has already been confirmed.
The Track Names on Tales of the Crown are:
1 HIGHER, 2 AIN..T GONNA WIN, 3 ANGEL EYES, 4 CROSSFIRE, 5 TOUCHING MY SOUL, 6 EMOTIONAL ECHOES, 7 RIDING ON AN ARROW, 8 TALES OF THE CROWN, 9 BURIED ALIVE, 10 NORTHERN LIGHTS
Melodic hard rockers Joetown have uploaded new tracks from their debut “Pills and Ammo” online at www.MySpace.com/Joetown. The album was released by Joetown frontman Joe Delaney’s own Joetown Records.
Hailing from Wallingford, Connecticut, Joetown has made a reputation as one most exciting live acts on the East Coast. The band’s explosive live show has allowed them to earn a cult-like following across the country, while frontman Joe Delaney’s accomplishments as a songwriter/producer have turned him into a rawk entrepreneur of the highest order. His grinding work ethic has seen him performing/recording with groups such as Kings of Reality and American Trash with Steve Broderick (Trans Siberian Orchestra), producing both albums for critically acclaimed aggressive hard rockers Gargantua Soul, while holding a prestigious position with Bugera Guitar Amplifiers that provide thundering amps to everyone from King’s X to hip-hop act N.E.R.D.
With the release of “Pills and Ammo”, Joetown is set to unleash a tidal wave of high-performance rock that has been missing since the ‘90s. The album’s unapologetic rock n’ roll takes shifts through a variety of styles effortlessly, invoking comparisons to group like Guns N’ Roses and Alice In Chains, yet appealing to fans of rock legend Ted Nugent.
The band has also announced they will be giving away merchandise, guitar gear and promotional items for fans that join the Joetown street-team at www.JoetownRocks.com. Fans are encouraged to join the street-team to qualify.
TOM MORELLO: THE NIGHTWATCHMAN RELEASES ANTICIPATED SOLO ALBUM, THE FABLED CITY; NATIONAL TOUR TO FEATURE BOTH ACOUSTIC AND FULL-BAND ELECTRIC SETS
APPEARANCE SET FOR THE NEW YORKER FESTIVAL IN NYC OCTOBER 4th
“The Rage Against The Machine guitarist’s remarkable transformation from purveyor of weapons-grade funk-metal riffs into introspective protest folkie yields even more impressive fruit on his second solo effort. A-” Entertainment Weekly
Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine is set to release his anticipated solo album, The Fabled City, on September 30th. The 11-song album, produced by Brendan O’Brien (Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam), is the first release to bear the political and social activist’s birth name and features appearances by System of a Down’s Serj Tankian and Shooter Jennings. With more complex electric arrangements than displayed on the sparse solo debut One Man Revolution,The Fabled City is the synthesis of his groundbreaking work as an innovative rock guitarist and revolutionary acoustic troubadour. For the first time, this album bridges the gap between Tom Morello, the acoustic protest singer and Tom Morello, the guitar legend.
The tour in support of The Fabled City will display both sides of Morello’s guitar prowess with both an acoustic set and full-band electric set performed each night. In regards to the format of the performances, Morello stated “On The Fabled City Tour, I will be playing both acoustic and electric guitar. I want to start off with the darker acoustic songs and then build to some of the wildest electric guitar playing I have ever unleashed on stage in my career. The idea is half Dylan/Half Hendrix. I have been practicing my ass off and can’t wait to rock.”
In addition to the tour, Tom Morello has been confirmed to appear at the annual New Yorker Festival in New York City on Saturday, October 4th. Morello will be performing songs and talking with James Surowiecki, staff writer at The New Yorker since 2000. The performance and interview takes place at the Acura Stage at Cedar Lake Theatre, 547 West 26th Street. For more information: http://www.festival.newyorker.com/.
THE FABLED CITY TOUR * More dates to be announced:
11/1 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
11/2 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
11/5 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
11/7 Salt Lake City, UT The Depot
11/8 Aspen, CO Belly Up Aspen
11/9 Boulder, CO Fox Theater
11/11 Minneapolis, MN Fine Line Music Cafe
11/12 Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall Ballroom
11/13 Indianapolis, IN The Vogue
11/20 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
11/21 New York, NY The Fillmore NY at Irving Plaza
Blue collar. Black leather. Hard times. Three phrases that California-based Rhino Bucket use to describe their sound. Countless others have compared Rhino Bucket to AC/DC. Rhino Bucket will bring their down and dirty sound to Algona, Iowa for the inaugural Rock Gone Wild festival. The festival is slated for August 20-23, 2009. Rock Gone Wild will feature more than 50 bands on two stages over four days of hard rock and heavy metal.
Formed in 1988, Rhino Bucket took a slightly different turn from the Sunset Strip Glam craze. Instead of sleazing it up, Rhino Bucket went a little harder, a little grittier, a little more down home rock n’ roll.
Like many 80s bands, Rhino Bucket had their share of ups and downs, breakups and member changes. After a lengthy hiatus, the band reformed in 2001 eventually recording And Then It Got Ugly in 2006. Rhino Bucket have six albums in their discography – and are working on lucky number seven. The band plans to release a new disc in 2009. Rhino Bucket is Georg Dolivo (vocals, guitar), Brian Forsythe (guitar), Reeve Downes (bass) and Simon Wright (drums).
Rock Gone Wild’s exclusive ticket presale has ended. Tickets will be available to the general public in the coming weeks. To receive updates, please join www.fevertalk.net. Additionally, Rock Gone Wild fans can receive unprecedented “behind-the-scenes” updates by reading Anatomy of a Festival at www.anatomyofafestival.wordpress.com. This blog promises to chronicle the ups – and downs – of planning a major music event.
Rhino Bucket join Helix, Junkyard, Dangerous Toys and Saigon Kick to the ever-growing Rock Gone Wild roster.
Festival artists will chat online exclusively with ticket-holders. This exciting interactive experience kicks off in the coming weeks and will continue until August 2009. Brian Vollmer of Helix will participate in the first chat. Brian has performed with Helix for over 30 years and teaches vocal lessons to a wide array of students. Thanks to his musicianship, Helix has sold millions of albums worldwide. Only those fans with tickets will be able to chat with Brian. Ticketholders will receive an email with instructions on how to access the private chat. Visit www.rockgonewild.com for complete festival information.
Rock Gone Wild will take place at the Freedom Park festival grounds, located at 2507- 160th Avenue in Algona, Iowa. While Algona is a rural community, the area is close to many hotels and both the Des Moines and Minneapolis airports are easily accessible.
Rock fans from more than 30 states and five countries have already purchased tickets. Will you be wild in August 2009?
Rock now. Rock on. Rock wild.
New York sleaze merchants, The Erotics have returned with a new eight song EP, titled Rubbish. Their 2007 disc, 30 Seconds Over You, was one of my favorite new compact discs last year, so I couldn’t wait to get my hands on a copy of Rubbish.
Once again, Mike Trash and company delivers the goods! Singer Mike Trash has an Alice Cooper-like growl that is well tailored for The Erotics’ style of punk meets sleaze, rock and roll.
“Dead Last in The Rat Race” is an infectious tune that will immediately get you rocking. Some of the guitar riffs on this song, reminds me of Metallica’s cover of Queen’s Stone Cold Crazy.
The Erotics change up their sound a little bit with the addition of some cow bells, and use of the voice box in the tune “Push Comes To Death“. This is one of my favorites on Rubbish.
“Get Away From Me” has some really cool slide guitar by Rachel Toxic. The Yankees in the Erotics somehow pull off a catchy tune that sounds like it ought to be on a southern rock album.
Rubbish closes out with a really cool cover of the classic AC/DC tune, “Walk All Over You“. I never expected to hear The Erotics cover AC/DC, but they do a really good job on this tune.
The Erotics sound like they had a good time when they recorded these tunes, and the end result are eight very cool and very fun songs to listen to. Someone needs to get smart and put the Erotics on the Cruefest bill, and take this bands’ career to the next level. The Erotics have the talent, the look and the sound to make it on the big stage. Rubbish ought to open up some new doors for the Erotics. If you are a fan of sleazy good rock and roll, you need to pick this up.
01. Dead Last In The Rat Race
02. Terrorize You
03. Push Comes To Death
04. Get Away From Me (Mother F*cker)
05. Nobody Wants You Around
06. Born To Let You Down
08. Walk All Over You
The Erotics are:
Mike Trash – lead vocals and rhythm,lead guitar
Rachel Toxic – lead, rhythm, slide guitar and talk box
Billy Beer – bass
Johnny Riott – drums and percussion
Nickelback has announced Dark Horse as the name of their new album, which will be released in November.
TODAY ONLY, Nickelback is giving away a free download of their new song, “Gotta Be Somebody” For Free for the next 24 hours!
Gemini FIve has posted the following bulletin on their myspace page:
Lead guitarist Dee Dee has very rapidly decided to leave the band due to ilness and private/personal reasons. His decision is understandable and accepted by the other bandmembers.
- This is however something we could not predict and therefore some “last-minute-actions” need to be considered.
The show tonight Sept 27th
in Sundsvall [SWE] is forced to be postponed ’til later and the in-store acoustic appearance at Heron City in Stockholm is unfortunally cancelled!!! We are sincerely sorry for all the inconvenience this might have regarding not being able to perform as agreed to.
We’ll try our best to make it up to you in the future.
The Stockholm show at Tantogården on Wednesday October 1 is still on, thanks to Martin Sweet of CrashDïet, whom is filling in temporarily on lead guitar.
Stay tuned for more news and updates regarding the situation.
If you love reality tv shows, you can get a full dose of Hard Rock’s other Reality TV star, Sebastian Bach this weekend!
Gone Country 2 Season Finale/ Marathon Today & All Weekend on CMT!!
STARTS AT 4:30 PM TODAY SEPTEMBER 26 ON CMT EPISODES 1 – 7 ALL IN A ROW LEADING UP TO THE 1 HOUR SEASON FINALE AT 8 PM! CLICK HERE FOR MORE
Long-standing industrial-metallers, Static-X are returning with Cannibal Killers Live, their first full-length live DVD. Filmed in 2007 at a concert in Spokane, WA, the set features fan-favorites like “The Enemy,” “Bled for Days,” and the radio smash, “Push It.” Produced by frontman Wayne Static, the package also includes an additional audio CD which features the show in its entirety.
If that wasn’t already enough, the DVD also includes all of the band’s official music videos.
Cannibal Killers Live is out October 14th on Reprise Records.
This the CD and DVD track listing:
3. Sh** In A Bag
4. I’m With Stupid
5. Bled For Days
6. No Submission
8. Destroy All
10. Black And White
12. The Enemy
13. The Trance Is The Motion
14. This Is Not
15. Love Dump
16. Push It
17. Get To The
You can watch the trailer here:
The Babylon Bombs have released a new single, “Goodbye Good Luck“.
Check it out on their myspace page!
The ACDC.com Official Store wants you to be a part of a very special “Secret Show” before the start of the tour. All AC/DC fans who pre-order Black Ice (releasing on 10/20/08) will be automatically entered to win a pair of tickets to the show.
On Friday, 10/10, you will receive an email with a bit more information about the show. At that time you will have 72 hours to confirm your desire to attend and the 250 winners will be chosen from that list.
All AC/DC fans who have already pre-ordered have been entered into this contest.
Grand Prize: Two hundred and fifty (250) Grand Prize winners will receive a pair of tickets to see AC/DC in a Secret Show somewhere in the Greater New York area of the US on October 26. No tickets will be sold to this show. This is your exclusive opportunity to be a part of this event.
Freakshow, the new band featuring Markus Allen Christoper (Miss Crazy), Frankie Banali (Quiet RIot), Jeff Labar (Cinderella) and Tony Franklin (Blue Murder) have released a new song called “Everyone” on their myspace page.
Cinderella fans are going to love it! The guitar riff on this tune reminds me a lot of Cinderella’s song, “Somebody Save Me”
Go to myspace.com/freakshowrox to check it out!
Joetown (aka Joe Delaney) with his debut solo album, “Pills and Ammo”, which will be released through his own label Joetown Records. New tracks from the album are currently streaming online at http://www.MySpace.com/Joetown
Joetown has been tearing up stages across the nation with his intense live show and earning fans with each sweaty, in-your-face performance. The group has earned praise from high profile players like Velvet Revolver guitarist Slash and been creating a deafening buzz from their jaw dropping live performances.
Hailing from Wallingford, Connecticut, Joetown has been riffing, rocking, and wailing for years. The energetic frontman has made a name for himself performing and recording with groups such as American Trash with Steve Broderick of Trans Siberian Orchestra and Kings of Reality, while producing both albums for critically acclaimed aggressive hard rockers Gargantua Soul.
Now Joetown has his sights firmly set on making a name for himself with his debut album, “Pills and Ammo”. The album is unapologetic rock n’ roll at its best and perfectly captures the buzz of Joetown’s kick ass live show, as evidenced by such standout tracks as “Crash,” “Finger,” and “All My Angels.” And according to Joetown, it is the live show which sees the group (which features Joetown on vocals/guitar, Kerry Gollarney on guitar, Keefer on bass, and Mat Reale on drums) really taking it to the next level.
The band has also announced they will be giving away merchandise, guitar gear and promotional items for fans that join the Joetown street-team at www.JoetownRocks.com. Fans are encouraged to join the street-team to qualify.
Joetown will be heading out on the road in support of “Pills and Ammo” with a tour of the East Coast expected to be announced shortly.
DC4 lead guitarist Rowan Robertson has laid down guitar tracks for the new movie ‘Dirty Step Upstage’ written and directed by Amber Moelter. ‘Dirty Step Upstage’ is targeted for the upcoming Sundance and Cannes Film Festivals. Rowan is currently in the U.K. filming a video for the movie.
Rowan Robertson is a former member of Dio and performed on the ‘Lock Up The Wolves’ release. Rowan has since went on to lend his guitar talents to various projects over the years and joined DC4 as a full member in 2005. Rowan Robertson is a tremendous talent and his ‘fiery’ guitar work is showcased on the upcoming official release from DC4 titled, ‘EXPLODE’. As previously mentioned, DC4 signed on with Chavis Records for the release of ‘EXPLODE’ in October.
Plans are currently in the works for an ‘EXPLODE’ CD Release Party as well as a tour to support.
Today marks the official release of Metallica’s new album, Death Magnetic.
For many fans, the wait has been unbearable, since Death Magnetic is the band’s first studio album since 2003’s multi-platinum St. Anger. With over 90 million records sold over their 25 year career, Metallica proves they are more powerful than ever.
Head over to iTunes to purchase Death Magnetic, and don’t forget to sign up at MissionMetallica.com, for your chance to enter contests, and receive exclusive Metallica content.
The classic rock band Yes, which was forced to cancel their 40th anniversary tour this year due to the illness of its lead singer, has decided to relaunch the tour with an “understudy” — a Yes tribute band singer.
Benoit David, who sings in several Yes tribute bands in Montreal, will replace Jon Anderson on the “In the Present” tour, which kicks of Nov. 4 in Ontario, Canada, according to bassist Chris Squire. “I think it’s all going to work out fine,” Squire told The Associated Press on Wednesday. “Of course, realistically, there’s an element of risk, but there always is.”
Yes, which consists of Squire, Anderson, guitarist Steve Howe and drummer Alan White, scrapped their anniversary tour in June after Anderson suffered acute respiratory failure and was ordered by doctors to rest six months.
Squire found David on the Internet after a friend sent him a YouTube clip of David’s tribute band, Close To The Edge. Squire liked what he saw and called David to offer an audition.
“The first thing he said to me was, ‘Well, I’m looking around to see where the cameras are in case I’m being punked,’” Squire said. Yes has taken a page from another classic rock group, Journey, who selected Arnel Pineda, a sound-a-like of old lead singer Steve Perry, to be their singer after the group discovered him singing Journey songs on YouTube. Pineda sang on the group’s successful comeback album this year and has also been touring with them.
It’s not the first time Yes has had a singer besides Anderson. Trevor Horn sang on the 1980 Yes album “Drama” when Anderson briefly left the band. Squire hopes to work songs from that album into the set for the upcoming tour, plus a few songs he said were not Anderson’s favorites to perform live but the rest of the band likes.
“You can’t ever really replace Jon Anderson, because he’s been such a force in the music business,” Squire said. “We look upon his replacement as more of an understudy.” Squire said he is hopeful Anderson will be well enough to do shows next year.
Yes’ hits include “I’ve Seen All Good People” and “Owner of a Lonely Heart.”
New Jersey rockers Beautiful Disease has made six of their songs available for download for free, on their myspace page. Click here to check them out, and download the free tunes!
Billboard.com is reporting the following:
In support of its forthcoming studio album, AC/DC will launch its Black Ice World Tour on Oct. 28 at the Wachovia Center in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. The 24-date North American leg of the arena jaunt is scheduled to wrap Dec. 18 at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, N.C.
The worldwide trek follows closely behind the Oct. 20 release of “Black Ice,” which will be sold exclusively in Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club stores as well as ACDC.com. AC/DC’s first new single in eight years, “Rock’n'Roll Train,” rockets 15-5 this week on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock chart.
Tickets for the North American dates will go on sale during the weekend of Sept. 20 via Ticketmaster and ACDC.com. Specific on-sale dates and ticket prices have not yet been announced.
Following the North American run, AC/DC will visit South American, Europe and Asia, with dates to be announced. The Black Ice World Tour will be AC/DC’s first outing since 2001.
Here are AC/DC’s North American tour dates:
Oct. 28: Wilkes-Barre, Pa. (Wachovia Arena)
Oct. 30: Chicago (Allstate Arena)
Nov. 3: Indianapolis (Conseco Fieldhouse)
Nov. 5: Auburn Hills, Mich. (Palace of Auburn Hills)
Nov. 7: Toronto (Rogers Centre)
Nov. 9: Boston (TD Banknorth Garden)
Nov. 12-13: New York (Madison Square Garden)
Nov. 15: Washington, D.C. (Verizon Center)
Nov. 17: Philadelphia (Wachovia Center)
Nov. 19: East Rutherford, N.J. (IZOD Center)
Nov. 21: Columbus, Ohio (Schottenstein Center)
Nov. 23: Minneapolis (Xcel Energy Center)
Nov. 25: Denver (Pepsi Center)
Nov. 28: Vancouver (General Motors Place)
Nov. 29: Seattle (KeyArena)
Nov. 30: Tacoma, Wash. (Tacoma Dome)
Dec. 2: Oakland, Calif. (Oracle Arena)
Dec. 6: Los Angeles (The Forum)
Dec. 10: Phoenix (US Airways Center)
Dec. 12: San Antonio (AT&T Center)
Dec. 14: Houston (Toyota Center)
Dec. 16: Atlanta (Philips Arena)
Dec. 18: Charlotte, N.C. (Time Warner Cable Arena)
Spread Eagle’s Debut Album has been been reissued by Lovember Records. Originally released in 1990 by MCA/Universal it has been out of print for ten years. Regarded by many as being a “classic” this album has been digitally remastered and contains all 11 songs.
“Switchblade Serenade” and “Scratch Like A Cat” received strong airplay on rock radio and their videos were in heavy rotation on MTV’s Headbanger’s Ball. Other album favorites are “Broken City” and the dramatic ballad “Thru These Eyes”. The band built a strong international following supported by non-stop touring. Many in the industry considered Spread Eagle to be the Guns ‘N Roses of New York. In 2006 the group reunited for a U.S. tour.
Metallica’s “Death Magnetic,” the entire album, available for Guitar Hero too!
The simultaneous release of the album and “downloadable content” for your Guitar Hero game. Anytime after 2:00 AM PDT on Friday, September 12, you can get “Death Magnetic” for GHIII at the Xbox LIVE Marketplace for a cost of 1,440 Microsoft Points and in the Playstation store for PS3 at a cost of $17.99.
Each download contains two different versions of “Suicide & Redemption.” One version is James only solo, and the other is Kirk only solo. The download will be forward compatible with Guitar Hero World Tour when it comes out in October.
Buckcherry will be the featured guests on the nationally syndicated radio show ROCKLINE on Monday night September 8 at 8:30pm PT / 11:30pm ET. Fans are encouraged to call to speak with Buckcherry at 1-800-344-ROCK (7625). For a station near you and for information regarding how to log onto the Internet for the broadcast go toww.RocklineRadio.com
Buckcherry will also perform a plugged-in live set!
Bravewords has reported that QUEEN + PAUL RODGERS’ forthcoming album, The Cosmos Rocks, will be released on CD in North America via Hollywood Records/Universal on October 14th. The album will be out via EMI throughout the rest of the world on September 15 as a regular CD and Limited Edition CD/DVD and double-LP.
The Cosmos Rocks tracklisting is as follows: ‘Cosmos Rockin”, ‘Time To Shine’, ‘Still Burnin”, ‘Small’, ‘Warboys’, ‘We Believe’, ‘Call Me’, ‘Voodoo’, ‘Some Things That Glitter’, ‘C-Lebrity’, ‘Through The Night’, ‘Say It’s Not True’, ‘Surf’s Up . . . School’s Out!’, ‘Small Reprise’.
The Cosmos Rocks – the first new studio album involving Queen since 1995 – was produced and performed by Brian May, Paul Rodgers and Roger Taylor. Co-produced and engineered by Joshua J Macrae, Justin Shirley-Smith and Kris Fredriksson. All tracks were written by Queen + Paul Rodgers.
Have you heard the new song C-Lebrity? Check it out below, and let us know what you think about it!
Warrant posted the following bulletin this evening: It is with the deepest regret that we have to announce that Jani Lane will no longer be performing with Warrant. From the beginning of our reunion talks to the last note of our last show together in Houston this past weekend we have had nothing but good intentions of bringing a quality original Warrant show to our fans and friends. We wish Jani nothing but the best and remain friends.
We are very excited that we have found an unbelievable voice in Robert Mason, an old friend of the band. We have three dates confirmed, come out and judge for yourself…we don’t think you will be disappointed!
September 9th Tucson, AZ – Casino Del Sol w/ Alice Cooper
September 19th Maplewood, MN – The Myth w/Trixter
October 17th Tyler, TX – The Oil Palace w/Queensryche/Kip Winger
Thanks for reading,
The Down Boys
With the release of Nightmare Revisited, 20 recordings and covers of the music, mayhem, and merriment from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas; Walt Disney Records has just released an interactive widget for the upcoming release, allowing listeners to hear clips of the entire soundtrack. Adding a new tantalizing twist to Nightmare favorites, Nightmare Revisited boasts an eclectic array of unreleased music from today’s artists, including Korn, Marilyn Manson, and Flyleaf.
Go here to get ringtones, download buddy icons, and hear clips of each song.
Click here to go to the Nightmare Revisited widget.
Multi-Platinum Artist 3 Doors Down adds Lancaster rock band Negative Space to their lineup on their September 13th performance at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD. They will start the night of rock off at 6:30pm followed by other chart toppers Finger Eleven, Hinder and 3 Doors Down.
Negative Space has been touring to promote their recently released album “Storylines.” With increasing exposure from playing with other major acts Alter Bridge (Former members of CREED) and Breaking Benjamin, this small town band from PA are ready for the big time. They are profiled in Revolver Magazine and the first single “Honestly” has received regional radio spins as well as rotation on Music Choice and AOL Radio.
Negative Space has reached the pinnacle in their songwriting with songs that deliver guitar-driven rock with the lyrics of maturity that reach fans young and old. Their intense blend of mainstream rock and indie-pop hooks are delivered with raw punk energy. Their style unites the mature driven rock songs of the likes of Foo Fighters with the energy and stage show of Green Day.
Blabbermouth.net is reporting that WARRIOR SOUL, the band fronted by legendary singer Kory Clarke, is the latest act to announce (jokingly or not) that it has selected “Chinese Democracy” — the name of the perennially delayed new GUNS N’ ROSES LP — as the title of its new album. The CD will be available exclusively at shows on WARRIOR SOUL’s forthcoming U.S. tour, which begins on October 16 at the Double Door in Chicago, Illinois.
WARRIOR SOUL’s “Chinese Democracy” will receive its retail release in January. UK fans will also have an opportunity to buy the album at shows during WARRIOR SOUL’s UK tour in December.
This is the first WARRIOR SOUL studio album to include the new lineup featuring;
Kory Clarke – Vocals
Rille Lundell – Guitar
Johnny H – Guitar
Janne Jarvis – Bass
Rob “Stevo” Stephenson – Drums
Recorded and written over a five-week period in Stockholm, Sweden and in the UK, WARRIOR SOUL’s “Chinese Democracy” was produced by Clarke, Lundell and Jarvis.
Stated Clarke: “I’m really proud of this album. It’s been great to make another WARRIOR SOUL record and this line up is the best I’ve ever had.” He continued, “People have been waiting for a long time to hear this record and I’m thrilled to finally release ‘Chinese Democracy‘.”
Co-producer and bassist Janne Jarvis had this to say: “This is an exciting, vital collection of songs. It’s unadulterated and uncompromising. It is essential WARRIOR SOUL.”
Songtitles set to appear on WARRIOR SOUL’s “Chinese Democracy” include “Motor City”, “Bad News (Rock ‘n’ Roll Boyfriend)”, “Fuck The Pigs” and “No Respect”.
WARRIOR SOUL’s current lineup has successfully toured Europe over the last two years and reports from both fans and media suggest that this is the band’s strongest formation yet.
Video footage of WARRIOR SOUL performing the song “Let’s Get Wasted” at Ace of Clubs in New York City on May 31, 2008 can be viewed below. The show marked WARRIOR SOUL’s first American concert in twelve years.
WARRIOR SOUL released a live album on April 14, 2008 through Livewire/Cargo Records. Entitled “Live In England”, the CD was recorded in London during the band’s October 2007 tour.
“Live In England” features many of the classic songs from the “Last Decade Dead Century”, “Drugs, God And The New Republic”, “Salutations From The Ghetto Nation”, “Space Age Playboys” and “Chill Pill” albums as well as a brand new song entitled “Bad News (Rock ‘n’ Roll Boyfriend)”.
For more information, visit www.myspace.com/warriorsoulinfo.