The first batch of dates for the highly anticipated CARNIVAL OF MADNESS tour, powered by Monster Energy, have been announced.
DATE CITY VENUE
Eleven Seven Music has partnered with A2IM (American Association of Independent Music) to create the “Eleven Seven Music Presents The Connection Tour.” The tour features Eleven Seven Music roster standouts, the Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum alternative rock band Papa Roach as headliners, with labelmates, the kings of underground rock, Escape The Fate and Century Media’s up-and-coming active rockers, Otherwise. The dates will kick off in Miami at Revolution on Tuesday, April 16th. Please see below for the full itinerary, along with additional Papa Roach tour dates. Click here to check out a preview of the tour. With the purchase of a ticket, fans will receive a free Eleven Seven Music album sampler featuring Papa Roach, Escape The Fate, Drowning Pool, HELLYEAH, The Blackout and one track from Otherwise. Please see below for track listing. The album sampler is also available for purchase on iTunes to those who can’t make it to a show for $6.99. VIP Packages for select dates will also be available starting at 10AM local venue time on Wednesday, February 27th. Visit paparoach.com/events for more details.
A2IM President, Rich Bengloff notes, “One of the true strengths of the independent music label community is that our label members are true brands, whether it be the Blues (Alligator), EDM (Ultra), Metal (Century Media), Reggae (VP), or a leading rock brand like Eleven Seven Music. I applaud Allen Kovac and his team at Eleven Seven Music for creating what we hope will be the first of many independent artist branded tours, in this case for the rock music community and its fans.”
Eleven Seven Music Founder and CEO, Allen Kovac adds, “This is an integrated marketing concept that will make it easier for branded labels to work with promoters to increase ticket sales, especially in markets that don’t have rock or alternative radio stations. The industry needs turnkey marketing opportunities to allow for the best use of new media.”
Tour headliners Papa Roach recently released their sixth studio album (their second for label home Eleven Seven Music), the tour’s namesake, THE CONNECTION. The albumwas produced by rock veteran James Michael (Sixx:A.M., Halestorm) and John Feldmann (Panic at the Disco, The Used, Escape the Fate) and has been receiving critical praise across the board. Revolver declared the album, “a fist-pumping return to form…” Papa Roach has sold upwards of 10 million albums worldwide. The band boasts two Grammy nominations, an MTV VMA nomination, as well as ten Top 10 rock hits, seven Top 10 alternative hits and can claim the Most Played Alternative Song of the Decade (BDS) with their breakthrough single “Last Resort.” Known for their electrifying and explosive live shows, Papa Roach has become the common denominator for some of the most successful rock tours in recent years.
New to the Eleven Seven Music roster, Escape The Fate is set to release their fourth studio album and first for their new label home, UNGRATEFUL on May 14th. Despite giving their lead single and title track away for free for 24 hours on AltPress.com, the track landed on iTunes’ rock singles chart at #2 and sold a staggering 4,500 in the first week – supporting the claim that the band’s quality of music is better than ever. The album was co-produced by John Feldmann (Panic At The Disco, The Used, Papa Roach), guitarist Monte Money and Brandon Saller (Atreyu) and mixed by Josh Wilbur (Lamb Of God, System Of A Down, Chevelle) and is poised to be one of the great standout rock albums of 2013. UNGRATEFUL features an exciting blend of soaring choruses, lyrical intensity and classic elements of alternative rock for which the band has come to be known.
Rounding out the bill are hard rockers Otherwise, who will be touring in support of their Century Media debut album, TRUE LOVE NEVER DIES. Released last year, the album features the breakout single, “Soldiers.” “Soldiers” has sold over 100,000 units to date and was a Top 20 Active Rock radio hit. Their current single, “I Don’t Apologize” is currently Top 15 at Active Rock radio.
About Eleven Seven Music:
The Eleven Seven Music Group is a full service physical, digital and mobile record label group operating with global sales, distribution and marketing capabilities. The label group continues to build on its model of research-based marketing strategies targeted directly to the fans and building out from that base. The Eleven Seven Music Group’s expanding roster includes Mötley Crüe, Buckcherry, Papa Roach, Escape The Fate, Drowning Pool, Sixx:A.M., Vince Neil and HELLYEAH. Driven by a core group of thought leaders, the independent mini-major has in-house marketing, promotion, publicity, new media, International, sales, tour marketing, production, video promotion, creative services, business management, web design, advertising, development and other services to support every release.
Eleven Seven Music, the cornerstone of the Eleven Seven Music Group, is the rock label of the year 2008 (FMQB) and 2010 (Billboard) and Mediabase’s #1 Independent Rock label, taking hold on a good portion of the rock charts since its inception in January 2006. Recent releases include the #1 rock album from Motley Crüe, the Top 10 debut of Sixx:A.M.’s sophomore effort This Is Gonna Hurt, Buckcherry’s Platinum and Grammy-nominated 15 and Drowning Pool’s self titled #5 Independent disc. The label also dominated the iTunes 2008 and 2009 Critics and Sales Charts appearing at the top of most of the rock categories.
A2IM is a not-for-profit trade organization serving the Independent music community as a unified voice representing a sector that comprises over 30% of the music industry’s market share in the United States (and almost 40% of SoundScan digital sales). The organization represents the Independents’ interests in the marketplace, in the media, on Capitol Hill, and as part of the global music community.
A2IM is headquartered in New York City. The organization’s board of directors is composed of the following: Daptone Records General Manager Cathy Bauer; Sub Pop VP of Business Affairs Eric Brown; Epitaph General Manager Dave Hansen; Yep Roc Records Co-Owner Tor Hansen; Alligator Records Founder/CEO Bruce Iglauer; The Beggars Group Founder/CEO Martin Mills; Glassnote Records General Manager Chris Scully; Naxos of America CEO Jim Selby; Tommy Boy CEO/Founder Tom Silverman; Dead Oceans/Jagjaguwar/Secretly Canadian Founder/Co-Owner Darius Van Arman; Razor & Tie COO Victor Zaraya.
ELEVEN SEVEN MUSIC PRESENTS THE CONNECTION tour dates:
13 Orlando, FL Tinker Field*
14 Fort Meyers, FL JetBlue Park*
16 Miami, FL Revolution
17 Panama Beach City, FL Club Lavela
19 Wichita Falls, TX Kay Yeager Coliseum*
21 Dallas, TX Verizon Wireless Theatre*
23 Las Cruces, NM Pan Am Center*
24 San Angelo, TX San Angelo Coliseum*
25 San Antonio, TX Fiesta*
27 Jacksonville, FL Welcome To Rockville*
28 Mobile, AL Soul Kitchen
1 Baltimore, MD Ram’s Head
4 Charlotte, NC Carolina Rebellion*
7 Columbia, MD Blue Note
8 South Bend, IN Club Fever
10 Des Moines, IA KAZR Lazer Fest*
12 Maryland Heights, MO Pointfest*
14 Joliet, IL Mojoes
15 Libertyville, IL Austin’s
16 Peoria, IL WIXO Show*
18 Columbus, OH Rock On The Range*
19 Traverse City, MI Ground Zero
21 Rochester, MN Civic Auditorium
22 Fargo, ND The Venue
24 Pryor, OK Rocklahoma*
* Papa Roach only dates
Eleven Seven Music album sampler track listing:
|1. PAPA ROACH – “Where Did the Angels Go”|
|2. PAPA ROACH – “Kick In the Teeth”|
|3. ESCAPE THE FATE – “Ungrateful”|
|4. OTHERWISE – “I Don’t Apologize”|
|5. DROWNING POOL – “One Finger & A Fist”|
|6. DROWNING POOL – “Anytime, Anyplace”|
|7. HELLYEAH – “Dig Myself A Hole”|
|8. THE BLACKOUT – “Running Scared”|
|9. THE BLACKOUT – “Radio”|
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FEATURES LINEUP INCLUDING
GUNS N’ ROSES, ALICE IN CHAINS & KORN
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND–MAY 24, 25 & 26–IN PRYOR, OK
Rocklahoma celebrates its seventh year May 24, 25 and 26 with a stellar rock lineup not to be missed. Guns N’ Roses, Alice In Chains and Korn will headline the three-day camping festival which features the top current active rock artists and classic bands at “Catch the Fever” Festival Grounds in Pryor, OK. Rocklahoma is proud to be presented by Bud Light.
The initial list of performers for America’s biggest Memorial Day Weekend party includes: Guns N’ Roses, Alice In Chains, Korn, Bush, Cheap Trick, Bullet For My Valentine, Papa Roach, Skillet, Hollywood Undead, Steel Panther, Asking Alexandria, Ratt, Halestorm, Device (with David Draiman), All That Remains, Escape the Fate, Dokken, Clutch, Motionless In White, Big Wreck, The Sword, Young Guns, Thousand Foot Krutch, Otherwise, Red Line Chemistry, Mindset Evolution, Heaven’s Basement, We As Humans, American Fangs, O’Brother, and more.
In addition, the Retrospect Records Stage will feature performances from: The Last Vegas, London, Wildstreet, Mad Max, Bai Bang, Lynam, De La Cruz, The Glitter Boys, Black Tora, Sunset Riot, Firstryke, Ragdoll, Hessler, Switchblade Scarlett, Nasty Habit, Sister’s Doll, London’s Dungeon, Rhyme, Emerald City, Wicked, Down n Dirty, Station, Ruff Justice, Mystery, and Fist of Rage.
The lineup for the AXiS Campground Tent will be announced in the coming weeks.
“Bush is thrilled to be playing Rocklahoma with such great bands,” says Bush’s Gavin Rossdale. “We look forward to seeing you all out there.”
General Admission and VIP packages for Rocklahoma go on sale Friday, February 22 at 10am CST at www.rocklahoma.com. To get access to the Rocklahoma internet pre-sale, which will be held from Wednesday, February 20 at 10am CST through Thursday, February 21 at 10pm CST, go to www.rocklahoma.com and sign up to receive the Rocklahoma newsletter. Fans save by buying early, as ticket prices will increase in the coming weeks.
Camping tickets may be purchased by calling the Rocklahoma Camping Office at (866) 310-2288 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Campgrounds open on Sunday, May 19 and will remain open though Tuesday, May 28.
“We’ve waited seven years, and we’re finally bringing the #1 most requested band by the fans to Rocklahoma, the one and only Guns N’ Roses! Couple that with the undisputed legacy of Alice In Chains, the unforgettable live spectacle of Korn and the hits of Bush, and we’re in store for a truly legendary weekend,” comments Joe Litvag, Executive Producer of Rocklahoma for AEG Live.
Rocklahoma is located just 45 minutes northeast of Tulsa, in Pryor, OK. The “Catch the Fever” Festival Grounds is a premier destination for a multi-day festival and includes onsite camping with access to restrooms and shower house, a general store for campers, VIP reserved seating, hospitality areas and much more.
Established in 2007 as a classic rock destination festival with the motto “life, liberty and the pursuit of rock,” Rocklahoma was revamped in 2010 as organizers teamed with AEG Live to create an event encompassing a much broader mix of classic, current and up-and-coming rock artists. In 2011, a record-breaking crowd of over 35,000 fans turned out for the festival, which raised over $10,000 for the American Red Cross as part of their tornado relief efforts in nearby Joplin, MO. In 2012, a national television audience was able to experience many Rocklahoma band performances in HD when AXS TV aired live coverage of the festival.
Rocklahoma marks the final event of the 2013 World’s Loudest Month. Created in partnership by AEG Live and Right Arm Entertainment, the World’s Loudest Month features the biggest names in rock music performing in five distinct U.S. concert atmospheres: Welcome To Rockville, Carolina Rebellion, Rockfest, Rock On The Range, and Rocklahoma. In 2012, the World’s Loudest Month featured over 100 artists playing for more than 200,000 rock music fans across the country on five consecutive weekends, confirming that rock music is as vital as ever.
Rocklahoma is proud to be sponsored by Bud Light, Hard Rock (presenting the Hard Rock 2nd Stage), Jägermeister, and Monster Energy.
ROCKLAHOMA – Life, Liberty & The Pursuit Of Rock!
Stone Sour and Papa Roach will head out on a co-headlining U.S. tour in January 2013. Stone Sour, currently in the midst of a tour across five continents, will close out every show. Dates are as follows:
January 20 Bethlehem, PA Sands Bethlehem Events Center
January 22 Niagara Falls, NY Rapids Theatre
January 23 New York, NY Terminal 5
January 25 Milwaukee, WI Eagles Ballroom
January 27 Chicago, IL The Congress
January 29 Minneapolis, MN The Myth
February 1 Amarillo, TX Aztec Music Hall
February 2 Lubbock, TX Lonestar Pavilion
February 4 Midland, TX Midland Horseshoe Arena
February 5 College Station, TX Hurricane Harry’s
February 7 Corpus Christi, TX Concrete Street Amphitheatre
February 8 Pharr, TX Pharr Entertainment Center
February 9 Laredo, TX Laredo Energy Center
February 12 Tempe, AZ Marquee Theatre
February 13 Los Angeles, CA Club Nokia
February 15 Las Vegas, NV The Joint
February 16 Salt Lake City, UT Salt Air
February 17 Denver, CO Fillmore
As they wrap up an extraordinary year, Sin City rock group OTHERWISE have already started setting up 2013 to be just as great. The band is proud and excited to announce they will be hitting the road with STONE SOUR and PAPA ROACH this January. Leading up to the New Year, OTHERWISE is currently out on the road playing a number of shows, including radio shows and dates with 3 DOORS DOWN and DAUGHTRY. A full list of dates can be seen below.
OTHERWISE released their debut album TRUE LOVE NEVER DIES earlier this year, where it landed at #2 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart and has since sold nearly 25,000 albums. The band has had widespread radio success with their first single “Soldiers,” which became the first song by an unsigned artist to ever occupy the #1 spot on the Sirius Octane channel. The track peaked at #19 at Active Rock radio and has sold over 75,000 singles to date, making the band the top selling debut rock act of 2012.
OTHERWISE recently released their newest single “I Don’t Apologize (1000 Pictures)” and since, the track has been rising up the charts at Active Rock Radio. A heartbreak anthem, the single tells the familiar story of a bitter break up and a lyric video for the song can be seen here.
12/07/12 – Peoria, IL @ Peoria’s Expo Gardens – WIXO’s Nutcracker 12
12/08/12 – Rhinelander, WI @ Elbo Room Lounge
12/11/12 – Joliet, IL @ Mojoe’s
12/12/12 – Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
12/14/12 – Luzerne, PA @ Brews Brothers West (w/ Pop Evil)
12/15/12 – Wallingford, CT @ Toyota Presents Oakdale Theatre – WCCC’s Christmas Chaos (w/ 3 Days Grace, All That Remains, Hinder, Fozzy)
12/16/12 – Pennellville, NY @ Moniraes
12/19/12 – Johnson City, TN @ Capones (w/ Pop Evil)
12/20/12 – Toledo, OH @ Frankie’s
12/21/12 – Flint, MI @ Holiday Inn Gateway Centre
12/22/12 – Bay City, MI @ State Theatre – WKQZ’s The Rock Show Before Christmas (w/ Pop Evil, Charm City Devils)
12/31/12 – Las Vegas, NV @ Fremont Street Experience (w/ Buckcherry, Pop Evil)
Tour Dates with Stone Sour and Papa Roach:
01/20/13 – Bethlehem, PA @ Sands Bethlehem Events Center
01/22/13 – Niagara Falls, NY – Rapids Theatre
01/23/13 – New York, NY – Terminal 5
01/25/13 – Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom
01/27/13 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
01/29/13 – Minneapolis, MN – The Myth
02/01/13 – Amarillo, TX – Aztec Music Hall
02/02/13 – Lubbock, TX – Lonestar Pavilion
02/04/13 – Midland, TX – Midland Horseshoe Arena
02/05/13 – College Station, TX – Hurricane Harry’s
02/07/13 – Corpus Christi, TX – Concrete Street Amphitheatre
02/08/13 – Pharr, TX – Pharr Entertainment Center
02/09/13 – Laredo, TX – Laredo Energy Center
02/12/13 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee theatre
02/13/13 – Los Angeles, CA – Club Nokia
02/15/13 – Las Vegas, NV – The Joint
02/16/13 – Salt Lake City, UT – Salt Air
02/17/13 – Denver, CO – Fillmore
For more information on OTHERWISE, please visit:
This week has some cool new releases from Papa Roach (great album cover!), Heart, Three Days Grace and many more.
New Releases for 10/2/2012
Heart – Fanatic
Three Days Grace – Transit of Venus
Papa Roach – The Connection
Magnum – On The 13th Day
Eluveitie – Early Years
Helstar – 30 years of Hel
Haarp – Husks
Another Lost Year – Better Days
Tygers of Pan Tang – Ambush
Punchline – Superfly
Charion – One Wing
Angra – Best Reached Horizons
Check out Papa Roach’s video “Still Swingin” and Three Days Grace lyric video “Chalk Outline” below!
Check out the brand new clip, “Still Swingin’ ” from Papa Roach!
ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK UPROAR FESTIVAL
MAIN STAGE PERFORMANCE TIMES EXTENDED FOR
SHINEDOWN, GODSMACK, STAIND AND ADELITAS WAY
Papa Roach has been forced to withdraw from the Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival. Lead singer Jacoby Shaddix has been diagnosed with a nodule on his left vocal cord, and at the advice of his physician he will undergo corrective surgery to remove the nodule and prevent further damage.
“It’s no secret that I’ve been having issues with my voice lately. I was hoping to be able to go out there and kill it on this tour by resting and doing vocal exercises, but my voice has just gone out on me. I hate to let our fans down, but unfortunately surgery is the only way to fix it,” Shaddix said. “The last thing we want to do is give our fans less than 100% every night. We know they’ll understand and we’ll be back better than ever.”
“It was amazing having Papa Roach on the road with us for the first few UPROAR shows. We’re disappointed that they can’t continue for the rest of the tour, but Jacoby’s health is the priority and we wish him a speedy recovery,” says Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival co-producer John Oakes.
Beginning Friday, August 24, the Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival main stage schedule will be adjusted to allow longer performances from Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind and Adelitas Way.
For the latest information and to purchase tickets, go to www.RockstarUPROAR.com.
The Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival
is made possible through the support of sponsors including
Rockstar Energy Drink, Family Guy, Jägermeister, Ernie Ball, Imagen Records, truth,
Zippo Lighters, Schecter Guitars, Best Buy, Matador Beef Jerky,
Slurpee, Army, Air Force Reserve, Air National Guard,
Lunarpages, Hands That Rock, and South Surf.
Adelitas Way, Papa Roach & Shinedown brought their tour to the PNC Pavillion last Tuesday night. This is a nice triple bill that was a pretty cool preview for the up and coming Rockstar Enegy Drink Uproar Festival which starts in August 17th – September 30th. Check below for the Hard Rock Hideout photo gallery from this show.
INITIAL TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED FOR THIRD ANNUAL
ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK UPROAR FESTIVAL
FEATURING MAIN STAGE ARTISTS
STAIND, PAPA ROACH, AND ADELITAS WAY
WITH P.O.D., DEUCE, FOZZY, REDLIGHT KING, MINDSET EVOLUTION, IN THIS MOMENT, THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH, AND CANDLELIGHT RED
PERFORMING ON THE TWO FESTIVAL STAGES
The third annual Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival will kick off August 17 in Kansas City, MO, criss-crossing the U.S. before wrapping September 30 in Albuquerque, NM. Please see below for the current tour dates, cities and venues.
Tickets for most shows go on sale Friday, June 15 and are affordably priced between $15 and $75 (plus fees). Go to www.RockstarUPROAR.com for full details and to purchase tickets. In addition, exclusive Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival meet & greet and VIP packages will be available.
Also, visit www.RockstarUPROAR.com/UPROARTV to see a new video clip of some of this year’s Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival bands announcing this year’s tour dates and talking about what to expect at the shows.
The Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival main stage will feature performances from multiplatinum rock bands Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind and Papa Roach, along with breaking band Adelitas Way. In addition, the Ernie Ball Stage and Jägermeister Stage in the festival area will include performances from multiplatinum headliner P.O.D., as well as up-and-coming artists Deuce, Fozzy, Redlight King, Mindset Evolution (winner of the 2011 UPROAR Battle Of The Bands), In This Moment, Thousand Foot Krutch, Candlelight Red and a local Battle Of The Bands winner.
Look for details about the 2012 Ernie Ball Battle Of The Bands powered by Imagen Records to be announced next week and go to www.RockstarUPROAR.com/battleofthebands for more info.
The current Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival tour dates are as follows:
Date Market Venue
Friday, 8/17 Kansas City, MO Capitol Federal Park at Sandstone *
Saturday, 8/18 Little Rock, AR Arkansas State Fairgrounds (KDJE Radio Show) *
Sunday, 8/19 St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre **
Tuesday, 8/21 Grand Rapids, MI Rock The Rapids (downtown)
main stage bands only
Wednesday, 8/22 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre *
Friday, 8/24 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center *
Saturday, 8/25 Syracuse, NY TBA
Sunday, 8/26 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center *
Tuesday, 8/28 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain *
Wednesday, 8/29 Buffalo, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center **
Friday, 8/31 Pittsburgh, PA First Niagara Pavilion *
Saturday, 9/1 Saratoga, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center *
Sunday, 9/2 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live *
Wednesday, 9/5 Simpsonville, SC Charter Amphitheatre at Heritage Park *
Friday, 9/7 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre ***
Saturday, 9/8 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center ****
Sunday, 9/9 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center ***
Tuesday, 9/11 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek ***
Wednesday, 9/12 Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood ***
Thursday, 9/13 Tampa, FL 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre ***
Saturday, 9/15 Houston, TX Woodlands Pavilion ****
Sunday, 9/16 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion ***
Tuesday, 9/18 Denver, CO Comfort Dental Amphitheater *****
Wednesday, 9/19 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre ***
Friday, 9/21 Spokane, WA Greyhound Park and Events Center ***
Saturday, 9/22 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre ***
Sunday, 9/23 Portland, OR Sleep Country Amphitheater ***
Tuesday, 9/25 Boise, ID Idaho Center Amphitheater ***
Saturday, 9/29 Phoenix, AZ Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion ****
Sunday, 9/30 Albuquerque, NM Hard Rock Casino Presents: The Pavilion ****
*Thousand Foot Krutch will not be performing at this show
**Fozzy and Thousand Foot Krutch will not be performing at this show
***In This Moment will not be performing at this show
****In This Moment and Thousand Foot Krutch will not be performing at this show
*****Fozzy, Redlight King and In This Moment will not be performing at this show
The Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival will entertain fans for a full afternoon and evening, with performances from the hottest rock bands, along with a concourse midway featuring band autograph signings, vendors and other activities.
The Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival is proud to continue its alliance with Child Find of America, a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to the prevention and resolution of child abduction. In addition, the Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival has joined forces with MusiCares®, a nonprofit health and human service organization established in 1989 by The Recording Academy® that helps members of the music industry in times of financial, medical and personal hardship. Various fundraising and awareness campaigns will be implemented to support these two charities. More information can be found at http://www.RockstarUPROAR.com/causes.
The Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival is made possible through the support of sponsors including Rockstar Energy Drink, Ernie Ball, Jägermeister, Air Force Reserve, Air National Guard, Army, Imagen Records,
Truth, Lunarpages, Matador Beef Jerky, Schecter Guitars, South Surf, Slurpee, and Zippo Lighters.
Papa Roach has released a new video for their song “No Matter What”. This is from the band’s 2010 CD, Time For Annihilation! Check it out!
On August 31st, Papa Roach released the debut, Time For Annihilation…On The Record and On the Road, for their new label Eleven Seven Records. Ironically, it was the Cruefest that featured bands on Eleven Seven’s roster where I first saw Papa Roach live. I wasn’t a fan of the band before that show, but I definitely was afterwards!
With the new album “Time For Annihilation”, you get nine live cuts, and five new songs. I have never been big on live albums, but I Papa Roach’s biggest songs are well represented here, including some songs off of their last effort, Metamorphosis.
The five new songs, “Burn”, “One Track Mind”, “Kick In the Teeth”, “No Matter What” and “The Enemy” are all great, and are worth the price of admission for this CD, all by themselves. They songs feel like an extension of Metamorphosis which was a pretty cool disc too. To me, the best part of the CD are the live tracks. The live songs do a pretty good job of capturing the energy of Papa Roach live. Their live show is what made me a fan of the band, so I am glad to have these tracks in my collection.
If you are a Papa Roach fan, Time for Annihilation…On the Record & On the Road is a disc that you will want to pick up asap! I have been enjoying this CD, and I think you will too.
- One Track Mind
- Kick In The Teeth
- No Matter What
- The Enemy
- Getting Away With Murder (Live)
- …To Be Loved (Live)
- Lifeline (Live)
- Scars (Live)
- Hollywood Whore (Live)
- Time Is Running Out (Live)
- Forever (Live)
- Between Angels and Insects (Live)
- Last Resort (Live)
Papa Roach is:
Jacoby Shaddix – lead vocals
Jerry Horton – lead guitar, backing vocals
Tobin Esperance – bass guitar, backing vocals
Tony Palermo – drums, percussion
Check out the new video, “Burn”, from Californian rockers PAPA ROACH. The song comes off the band’s new album, Time For Annihilation… On The Road And On The Record.
It seems like every year I put together a top list at Hard Rock Hideout, it becomes a harder task. In 2009, there was a crazy amount of excellent releases, and choosing the best ten was a daunting task to say the least. It was too hard to pick ten, so of course, I had to add some additional releases to my top list. The following releases are my top of 2009. All of these are worth picking up, and I wouldn’t hesitate to purchase any of these a second time. Check them out and see what you think!
#13 Shake City – S/T
Eonian Records has released quite a few undiscovered gems in 2009. Their best release of 2009 is easily Shake City. Shake City features the original singer of Warrant, Adam Shore. I don’t know why Adam left Warrant, but the fates should have been kinder to his band Shake City. If this CD would have been released twenty years ago, this disc could have easily gone platinum. It is better than many of the hair metal releases of the late 80’s. It is a crime that this band didn’t get the mainstream success of their peers. If you are a hair metal fan, you need to find this CD now. You wont be disappointed.
#12 Papa Roach – Metamorphosis
Papa Roach started introducing songs from Metamorphosis into their live sets in 2008, and as a result, I was familiar with several of the tunes by the time this CD was released. In my opinion, this is the strongest Papa Roach CD to date, with several hit worthy tunes. A worthy pick up for the modern rock fans out there.
#11 Cheap Trick – The Latest
I must admit that I have never been the biggest Cheap Trick fan over the years, but I can not deny how good their latest CD, The Latest is. While this may not be the most rocking CD of 2009, it does have some fun rockers, and is quality music all the way through. Robin Zander still sounds great after all of these years. This is a must own CD for Cheap Trick fans, all others ought to give it a shot.
#10 Chickenfoot – S/T
This is another CD that I didn’t really know what to expect. Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony have been playing together in Van Halen for years, but how would this new band work out with Joe Satriani and Chad Smith? Satriani’s playing on this CD is great, and when he does cut loose, he doesn’t over shadow the rest of the band. Overall, Chickenfoot is a supergroup that could have some legs. I hope these guys stick around for a few more releases. Van Halen’s other half still delivers.
#9 The Answer – Everyday Demons
The Answer’s debut CD Rise was one of my favorites of 2007. I had high expectations for their U.S. Debut, Everyday Demons. Luckily, it did not disappoint me in the least. Everyday Demons is powered by Zeppelin influenced rockers “Demon Eyes”, “On and On” “Walkin’ Mat”. The band couldn’t have asked for a bigger tour to be on in 2009. Opening up for AC/DC has gained them a ton of new fans. I can’t wait to see what the band has in store for us next. The only thing I didn’t like about Everyday Demons was cover art.
#8 Steel Panther – Feel the Steel
Steel Panther could be the greatest hair metal parody band of all time. Feel the Steel is packed full of tongue in cheek lyrics that many folks may find offensive. You can’t deny the stellar musicianship of these California rockers. I had the opportunity to see the band play at M3 earlier this year, and they did not disappoint. When is the U.S. Club tour guys?
#7 Charm City Devils – Let’s Rock N’ Roll
Who would have thought that drummer John Allen would front a new kick ass rock and roll band in 2009? I didn’t at all. I have been rockin’ with CCD’s debut CD since its release. This is quality hard rock all the way through. In case you missed it, Charm City Devils had a pretty big year with their opening slot on the 2009 Cruefest. I am still hopeful that they will do a club tour, (and break out some Child Play tunes in their set).
#6 KISS – Sonic Boom
Sonic Boom is the first KISS CD in a long time that I have been able to listen to, all the way through without skipping a song. While I don’t consider this CD their best, it is definitely in their top ten, if not top five CD’s of all time. I didn’t expect this CD to be much. Sonic Boom was one of 2009’s biggest surprises.
#5 Coldspell – Infinite Stargaze
When I first heard the demo tracks from Coldspell in 2008, I about crapped myself. I couldn’t wait to hear Coldspell’s debut CD. I have played this CD over and over again in 2009, and will continue to do so for years to come. This is melodic rock at its finest.
#4 Winger – Karma
Holy Crap?! I get the feeling that Kip Winger and Reb Beach were pissed off when they wrote this record. This is easily the heaviest Winger album to date. Reb Beach unleashes his fury on his six strings, and Karma shines as a result. The songs aren’t all heavy, but they are all top quality. I am hopeful that Kip and company will tour for this album in 2010. Great Stuff, and worthy to be in anyone’s collection.
#3 Black Robot – S/T
Black Robot – I had no expectations when I first heard Black Robot’s self titled effort. I figured any band with former Buckcherry members would probably rock, but I had no idea that I would enjoy this CD as much as I have. “Cocaine” is easily the best cover song I have heard in 2009. Black Robot
gets the nod for best new band of 2009. If you missed this CD when it was released earlier this year, you will have to wait to grab this in 2010. The original pressing is out of print, but Black Robot will be re-releasing this CD next year with bonus tracks !!
#2 Paul Gilbert & Freddie Nelson – United States
United States has been my feelgood CD of 2009. Paul Gilbert’s guitar work is quite impressive, and Freddie Nelson’s mimicry of Freddie Mercury is pretty incredible. Once I started playing this, I couldn’t stop. Absolutely fantastic music!
#1 The Last Vegas – Whatever Gets You Off
The Last Vegas has been rocking hard since 2003, but their 2009 CD, Whatever Gets You Off is easily their breakthrough release. It didn’t hurt that they had a little help from Nikki Sixx, and DJ Ashba who produced this disc. I still don’t understand why this band didn’t get the nod for Cruefest last summer. They seemed tailor made for that festival but the promoters didn’t ask for my advice. Whatever Gets You Off is crazy good. Apologize might be the biggest power ballad of this decade (no I am not kidding). This is another great party CD, and easily my favorite of 2009.
For more great top lists for 2009, please check out the following websites:
All Metal Resource — http://allmetalresource.com/
Bring Back Glam — http://bringbackglam.squarespace.com/
Hair Metal Mansion — http://hairbangersradio.ning.com/
Heavy Metal Addiction — http://heavymetaladdiction.com/
Heavy Metal Time Machine — http://metalmark.blogspot.com/
Imagine Echoes — http://www.imagineechoes.com/
Layla’s Classic Rock — http://laylasclassicrock.blogspot.com/
Metal Excess — http://metalexcess.com/
The Metal Minute — http://rayvanhornjr.blogspot.com/ (Ray posted his list on 12/4)
Metal Odyssey — http://metalodyssey.wordpress.com/
Rock Of Ages — http://rockofages.wordpress.com/
The Ripple Effect — http://www.ripplemusic.blogspot.com/
“LIKE A STORM” CONTINUES HEATING UP THE WINTER BY ANNOUNCING NEW TOUR DATES WITH SHINEDOWN, PUDDLE OF MUDD, & SKILLET
After making their presence felt across North America by debuting at number 61 on Billboard’s New Artists Chart from tour sales alone of their head-turning debut album, “The End Of The Beginning”, New Zealand natives LIKE A STORM are gearing up for even more in 2010.
Fresh off of their wildly successful tour with Grammy-winners Creed and currently on the road with Veer Union, Like A Storm are winning fans nationwide with their haunting, powerful riffs and infectious melodies. The band then gets to enjoy a short holiday break before heading back out on the road with Shinedown, Puddle of Mudd, and Skillet starting Jan. 22 in Albany, NY.
Based out of Vancouver, B.C. the quartet – composed of brothers Matt (vocals, guitars, programming, didgeridoo), Chris (vocals, guitar, programming) and Kent (bass, vocals, programming) Brooks plus drummer Thomas Karanasos – have entered the Midwest leg of their current tour and continue to win fans wherever they perform. The Veer Union tour wraps up just before Christmas on December 23rd in Spokane, WA.
Like A Storm’s adrenaline-packed music can also be heard on television, where their song “Enemy” is accompanying ESPN’s College GameDay football montage. Another featured track, “Lie To Me”, is serving as the theme song for TNA Wrestling’s Pay-Per-View show “Genesis, which airs January 17th, 2010.
Looking to start the New Year off strong, Like A Storm joins Shinedown, Puddle of Mudd, and Skillet to kick some major ass in the following cities:
|1/22/2010||Albany, NY||Washington Avenue Armory|
|1/26/2010||Boston, MA||House of Blues|
|1/28/2010||Bethlehem, PA||Stabler Arena/Lehigh University|
|1/29/2010||Atlantic City, NJ||House of Blues|
|1/30/2010||Lewiston, ME||Lewiston Urban Civic Center|
|2/1/2010||Rochester, NY||Main Street Armory|
|2/2/2010||Youngstown, OH||The Covelli Centre|
|2/3/2010||University Park, PA||Bryce Jordan Center|
|2/5/2010||Detroit, MI||The Fillmore Detroit|
|2/8/2010||Rochester, MN||Taylor Arena at Mayo Clinic|
|2/11/2010||Ft. Wayne, IN||Allen County|
|2/12/2010||Des Moines, IA||Val Air Ballroom|
|2/13/2010||Peoria, IL||Peoria Civic Center Exhibition Hall|
Be on the lookout for future collaborations that are currently in the works, too. Like A Storm recently took time to shoot video for an “artist one-on-one” series with actor Eric Bossick, star of the upcoming movie “Tetsuo: The Bullet Man”, and directed by cult filmmaker Shinya Tsukamoto. The video series is set to debut early January. Like A Storm will also be having a “Storm the Dorm” contest during the Shinedown dates; fans will enter to win an acoustic performance from the group at their dorm during certain stops of the tour. Additionally, fans nationwide are encouraged to take advantage of their last chance to enter the band’s current Paul Reed Smith Guitar Giveaway contest. The winner receives an autographed guitar from the legendary craftsman.
With plenty on the horizon, LIKE A STORM is positioning themselves to be a mainstay force in America for years to come.
For more information on LIKE A STORM, including tour dates and locations, please visit them at www.myspace.com/likeastorm .
Today’s Biggest Bands in Rock Combine Their #1 Hits for New Tour
Multi-platinum, 2009 American Music Award nominee Shinedown and multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated Papa Roach announce co-headlining dates. Two of today’s biggest bands in rock, each delivering #1 rock hits this year (Shinedown’s “Second Chance” and “Sound Of Madness” and Papa Roach’s “Lifeline”) will kick off the tour December 5th in Highland Heights, KY. Tickets for Highland Heights, KY, Erie, PA and Binghamton, NY are available now and additional dates go on sale this weekend. To buy, please visit: http://www.shinedown.com.
One of the most successful rock bands of the decade, Shinedown has amassed a staggering record of 10 consecutive top 5 rock radio hits over their 3 studio albums. The Jacksonville, Florida-based band’s latest single, “If You Only Knew,” is already #10 on the Active Rock charts and climbing, with the companion video in rotation at VH1 and Fuse. Last month, Shinedown performed the song on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” and, later this month, the band will be attending the 2009 American Music Awards, where they’ve been nominated for “Favorite Alternative Rock Artist” alongside Kings Of Leon and Green Day. “If You Only Knew” follows the breakthrough success of “Second Chance,” one of the biggest cross over hits of the year with nearly 2 millions singles sold and going to #1 at Hot AC and top 5 at Top 40 after topping the Alternative, Active and Mainstream Rock charts. Both songs are featured on Shinedown’s current album, “The Sound Of Madness.” Produced by multiple-Grammy Award winner Rob Cavallo, “The Sound Of Madness” debuted at #8 on The Billboard 200 chart upon release last summer and has since been RIAA-certified Gold, spawning 3 consecutive #1 rock singles (“Devour,” “Second Chance” and “Sound Of Madness”).
“We’re really excited to combine forces with Papa Roach on these dates. Just like us, they bring it every night for their fans,” says Shinedown frontman Brent Smith. “I guarantee you this… it’s gonna be LOUD!”
Papa Roach frontman Jacoby Shaddix adds, “We are stoked to be touring with Shinedown, we have a lot of love and respect for them. It’s been a long time coming, be prepared, both bands are going to annihilate the stage.”
Known for their electrifying live shows, Papa Roach have been touring nonstop behind their new album and fifth studio recording, “Metamorphosis,” which debuted at #8 on The Billboard 200 chart earlier this year. Papa Roach is currently on tour with Australian sensation JET and fresh off the heels of their summer tour alongside Nickelback. Shaddix says, “Playing shows every night is what we’re built for. We make a club feel like an arena and we make an arena feel like a club.” Indeed Hit Parader raves, “Papa Roach’s live energy is like a pack of wild horses — unbridled and uncontainable.” “Metamorphosis” has already spawned the hits “Lifeline” and “I Almost Told You That I Loved You,” with “Had Enough” hitting radio now. “Had Enough” and many other songs on “Metamorphosis” address the current social and economic themes prevalent today.
Shinedown will be donating a portion of the proceeds from the tour to the Center for Autism & Related Disabilities (CARD) at the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville. The hometown center works to educate and empower individuals and families through support, assistance and awareness within the community to optimize the potential of all individuals with autism and related disabilities. For more information about CARD, please visit http://www.shinedown.com.
Launching on this tour, Papa Roach has partnered with WHY (World Hunger Year — http://www.whyhunger.org) to support local and national efforts to end hunger and poverty. The band will be auctioning off special VIP fan experiences via http://www.paparoach.com including meet and greets, an interview with the band, side-stage tickets, soundcheck access and much more — with all proceeds going to WHY. In addition to raising money, Papa Roach will build awareness from the stage along their tour stops and visit local food banks and homeless shelters to lend support. The statistics are staggering: 36.2 million Americans are hungry and every day almost 16,000 children from around the globe die from hunger-related causes. Shaddix explains, “We’re proud to work with World Hunger Year to help those in need. We’ve been fortunate enough to have a voice and we want to use it by giving back. We encourage everyone to help out their local communities.”
Papa Roach on Tour with Shinedown:
12/5 Highland Heights, KY Bank of KY Center on-sale now
12/6 Erie, PA Erie Civic Center on-sale now
12/8 Binghamton, NY Broome County Veterans
with Shinedown and Halestorm on-sale now
12/12 Cedar Rapids, IA US Cellular Center with
Shinedown and Halestorm on-sale: 11/6
12/15 Rockford, IL Rockford MetroCentre with
Shinedown and Halestorm on-sale: 11/6
12/16 Poplar Bluff, MO Black River Coliseum with
Shinedown and Halestorm on-sale: 11/6
Having rocked UK audiences with sold-out tour earlier this year, Papa Roach, the Grammy nominated Californian quartet, are crossing the Atlantic this September for a UK and European tour in support of the their fifth studio album Metamorphosis and forthcoming single I Almost Told You I Loved You. . The tour kicks off on September 29 in Weisbaden, Germany and carries through October 24 at the Academy in London. VIP and presale tickets will be available from Saturday 1st August from www.paparoach.com and for general sale from Wednesday 5th August.
Metamorphosis debuted at No. 8 in the Billboard charts and spawned the No. 1 hit single Lifeline in the US. While Kerrang! Magazine confirmed “they’re now armed with a set of songs and a command of both stage and audience that are superb on every level.”
Since bursting onto the scene in 2000, Papa Roach have established themselves on an international stage having sold over 8 million albums worldwide and playing in cities across the globe.
Every Papa Roach show is jammed full of pounding guitars, rock star swagger, catchy hooks and a phenomenal raw energy that means these gigs are not to be missed.
Papa Roach will be supported on their UK and European tour by US band Madina Lake and the UK’s own Heaven’s Basement.
VIP tickets will be available on Saturday 1st August as presale exclusively through www.paparoach.com and for general sale from Wednesday 5th August.
Tue-Sep-29 Weisbaden GERMANY Schlachthof
Thu-Oct-01 Tilburg NETHERLANDS O13
Fri-Oct-02 Dortmund GER FZW- VISIONS PARTY!
Sat-Oct-03 Berlin GERMANY Huxley’s
Sun-Oct-04 Stuttgart GERMANY Longhorn
Tue-Oct-06 Wolverhampton ENGLAND Wolverhampton Civic
Wed-Oct-07 Nottingham ENGLAND Rock City
Fri-Oct-09 Glasgow SCOTLAND Academy
Sat-Oct-10 London ENGLAND Brixton Academy
Sun-Oct-11 Manchester ENGLAND Academy
Tue-Oct-13 Newcastle ENGLAND Academy
Wed-Oct-14 Sheffield ENGLAND Academy
Check out Papa Roach’s New Video, “I Almost Told You That I Love You” below!
THEIR ALBUM OF THE DECADE CARRIES AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE
“Lifeline” Smash Alternative and Rock Single
Papa Roach’s album of the decade Metamorphosis debuts at number 8 this week on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart with 44,456 units sold. First week sales of Metamorphosis exceed that of their 2006 The Paramour Sessions which sold 36,742 units – that’s an 18% increase despite a tough economic climate and a sign that demand for the band’s signature brand of rock is only increasing. Released on March 24th on DGC/Interscope Records the album marks the band’s 10 years together and showcases their ever-growing talent as musicians and songwriters with a career that includes seven Top Ten multi-format hits including “Last Resort,” “Forever,” “Getting Away With Murder,” “Scars” and “To Be Loved.”
The first official single from Metamorphosis, “Lifeline,” is currently in the top 5 of both the Alternative and Rock charts (no. 4 and no. 1) in the country with digital sales of the single spiking by 139% with 18,878 sold this week. The video for the single is currently the #1 most played on FUSE and the #1 rock video on MTV2. Directed by Chris Sims (Queens of the Stone Age, Jimmy Eat World), the “Lifeline” video underscores the dire state of the global economy: http://www.imeem.com/paparoach/video/bv_KUO4l/papa-roach-lifeline-music-video/.
Frontman Jacoby Shaddix explains, “While we were writing Metamorphosis in early 2008, the band was very aware of the grave issue of our economy’s downward spiral. It was literally right in front of us in my hometown of Sacramento. Houses left and right were foreclosing with families left on their asses out in the cold, which inspired me to write the lyrics to “Lifeline.” He continues, “Other tracks on the album such as ‘Change or Die,’ ‘Had Enough’ and ‘March Out Of The Darkness’ also tap into the struggles so many people are facing in these difficult economic times.”
Papa Roach is currently on a 47 date tour with Buckcherry and Avenged Sevenfold and will be trekking through Europe in April and back again in June for their first headlining tour in over 2 years before hitting the road with Nickelback this summer starting July 10. For full list of tour dates, visit http://www.paparoach.com
Saving Abel, Papa Roach, Buckcherry, and Aveneged Sevenfold came to the Bank of Kentucky Center, February 23rd, for this brand new arena’s first ever rock show.
Saving Abel seems to be the band I always miss when I attend these multi-band concerts. The start time for this concert was 6:30, which seems damn near impossible for me to make. I missed Saving Abel at another show last year when they opened for Airbourne and Theory of A Deadman.
While I can’t speak of how Saving Abel was, we made it the Bank of Kentucky Center just in time for Papa Roach. Both JT and I agreed that the band sounded better than they did at Cruefest. Papa Roach whipped out a few new songs off of their up and coming CD, “Metamorphisis” including “Lifeline” and “Hollywood Whore”, as well as a bunch of their hits including: “Last Resort”, “Getting Away With Murder”, “Scars”, “To Be Loved”, “Dead Cell and “Between Angels & Insects”. It was a fairly short set, but a very good one. Jacoby Shaddix knows how to get a crowd going, and commands the stage well. During the set, he ran out into the stands to join the fans while singing a song. He did this at Cruefest too, but it is still a cool move on his part, and the fans loved it. Jacoby was one hard person to photograph, as he is constantly moving. He never stands still during Papa Roach’s set. After several blurred atempts at catching a picture of him live, I gave and decided to enjoy the rest of the show.
Buckcherry is the second band from the Cruefest Alumni to take the stage in this show. They were a co-headliner with Avenged Sevenfold for this concert. As a result, they were far better than their appearance last summer with Motley Crue.
Buckcherry had a massive screen behind the drum kit that played random images throughout the whole concert. I thought Josh Todd and company sounded a hell of a lot better during this show as well. Buckcherry performed a set that mostly from their albums “15” and “Black Butterfly” but there were was some of their older tunes in there too. The set list had the following songs in no certain order: “Rescue Me”, “Don’t Go Away”, “Too Drunk”, “Everything”, “Lit Up”and the crowd pleaser “Crazy Bitch”. This version of “Crazy Bitch” was truer to the recorded song. No Billy Squier “Stroke It” mixed in, just the song as it was intended. It was MUCH better this way. I loved every minute of the Buckcherry set, but I must admit that Josh Todd is one vulgar, mo fo. While his antics didn’t bother me, his language and sexual innuendos would not be for the feint of heart, and definitely not for kids. Leave the kiddies at home if your going to see Buckcherry folks! Everyone else, get your ass to the show. Buckcherry is one hell of a good headliner. I thought they were going to be a hard act to follow, but Avenged Sevenfold soon proved me wrong.
The intermission between the Buckcherry and A7X sets was absolutely ridiculous, and the crowd was getting extremely impatient. Tempers were flaring and fights were starting a little too often.
When Avenged Sevenfold took the stage, I can only describe the crowd at this show as chaotic. Crowd surfing, and mosh pits consumed quite a bit of the floor. This was an open floor concert, no assigned seats on the floor, so the crowd was extra rowdy. This was my first time seeing A7X, and I thought they were a lot better than I expected them to be. They had a massive lighting rig, and one of the biggest drum kits I have ever seen at a live event.
Their set list included the following songs: “Critical Acclaim”, “Afterlife”, “The Beast and the Harlot”, “Scream”, “Dear God”, “Bat Country”, “Gunslinger”, “Unholy Confessions” and “Almost Easy”.
As a whole, A7X rocked hard, and the crowd never settled down until the last note was played. I thought the guitar solo of Synnester Gates was a little on the nerdy side. This guy is a pretty talented player, but his solo was somewhat disappointing. Aside from the long wait, and the lackluster guitar solo, Avenged Sevenfold put on a good show.
As a whole, this concert was well worth the money spent. If you get the chance, definitely catch these bands live!
Ever since Papa Roach first leaked music off of Metamorphosis at Cruefest last year, I have been looking forward to their latest release. I have see the band twice in the last year, and have heard “I Almost Told You That I Love You”, “Lifeline” and “Hollywood Whore” in a live setting before this album was released. With this in mind, I already knew that I liked a quarter of the new disc, but have been wondering, like many of you, how the rest of it would stack up.
From my perspective, “Metamorphosis” is easily the best release in the Papa Roach catalog. If there was any doubt that Papa Roach was moving more towards a hard rock direction, “Metamorphosis” makes the point clear and does so quickly. The rap core and nu-metal tendencies of Papa Roach are gone. “Metamorphosis” is a full fledged modern hard rock album, and man oh mercy, does it deliver the goods!
If you aren’t a Papa Roach fan, you better be prepared to turn your FM radio off for a very long time. “Metamorphosis” has several songs that could be radio singles. The three songs I mentioned above are the easy candidates for singles (two of which have already been released, “Hollywood Whore” and “Lifeline”), but there are a bunch more. “Had Enough”, “Live This Down”, “Carry Me”, “Into the Light” and “Nights of Love” could all find their way to the radio as well, if this album is marketed right (and it will be).
Two Cruefest alumni make an appearance on this album. Motley Crue guitarist Mick Mars makes an appearance by playing the guitar solo on “Into the Light”, and James Michael from Sixx A.M. plays the Hammond B3 on “Nights of Love”. “Nights of Love” is quickly becoming my favorite tune on the album. The guitar tone on this song is really cool. It is moody, yet upbeat track that shows how much Papa Roach has matured over the years.
“Metamorphosis” could be the release that sees Papa Roach knock Nickelback off the throne of hard rock. It really is that good! If you became a new fan of Papa Roach at Cruefest last year, buy this CD. You won’t be disappointed.
1. Days of War
2. Change or Die
3. Hollywood Whore
4. I Almost Told You That I Love You
6. Had Enough
7. Live This Down
8. March out of the Darkness
9. Into the Light
10. Carry Me
11. Nights of Love
12. State of Emergency
Papa Roach is:
Jacoby Shaddix – Vocals
Jerry Horton – Guitars and Backing Vocals
Tobin Esperance – Bass, Guitars, Programming and Backing Vocals
Tony Palermo – Drums, Percussion and Backing Vocals
The following 90’s hard rock bands, Disturbed, Steelheart, Papa Roach, Sideburn, Buckcherry and Edguy have released new videos in 2008. Vote for your favorite and send them to the HRH Bowl next Saturday!!!
Disturbed – Indestructible
Buckcherry – Too Drunk
Papa Roach – Hollywood Whore
Edguy – Ministry of Saints
Steelheart – LOL
Sideburn – Gimme The Way
Papa Roach will release their forthcoming fifth studio album, Metamorphosis on March 24th through DGC/Interscope Records. Co-Produced by Jay Baumgardner and Papa Roach with additional co-production by James Michael on six of the tracks, the new album conjures a vicious, vibrant intensity that is raw, relevant and ready to rock. The multi-platinum selling, Grammy-nominated Northern California quartet is back with their album of the decade.
Papa Roach is Jacoby Shaddix (vocals), Tobin Esperance (bass), Jerry Horton (guitar) and new member (ex-Unwritten Law’s) Tony Palermo (drums). Since bursting onto the scene in 2000, the band has toured the world and churned out Top 10 multi-format Billboard hits including “Last Resort,” “Forever,” “Getting Away With Murder,” “Scars” and “To Be Loved,” three of those on the last release. There is no shortage of classic songs on Metamorphosis either. The album’s first radio single, “Lifeline,” combines an AC/DC-style fret run with an undeniable chorus.
Fans got their first taste of the new songs from the album during their live performances on Crue Fest 2008 and with a free download of the viral video release for the song “Hollywood Whore” which the band released in November 2008 as a gift to long-time fans. The video has had more than a million views.
Metamorphosis captures Papa Roach’s incendiary live energy on record. The album engages a full-on rock n’ roll assault fueled by the band’s punky raw energy, catchy guitar riffs and irrefutable melodies. They have delivered the most entertaining album of their career; it’s the culmination of their devotion to performing live and always giving their fans what they want while staying true to themselves.
Leading up to album release, Papa Roach will embark on a national tour alongside Buckcherry, Avenged Sevenfold and Saving Abel, kicking off on January 28th in Salt Lake City. This follows a half year of non-stop touring in front of 700,000 people that included the main stage on Motley Crue’s Crue Fest and a recent autumn run with Staind and Seether.
“We bring it live,” says Shaddix. “When you come to one of our shows, it’s like the last tribal experience. Playing shows every night is what we’re built for. We make a club feel like an arena and we make an arena feel like a club. We’re going to tour our guts out and bring our music to fans all over the world.”
PAPA ROACH ON TOUR:
1/28 Salt Lake City, UT “E” Center
1/30 Phoenix, AZ Jobing Arena
1/31 Albuquerque, NM Tingley Coliseum
2/2 Bakersfield, CA Rabobank Arena
2/3 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena
2/5 Yakima, WA Yakima Valley Sundome
2/6 Portland, OR Memorial Coliseum
2/7 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome
2/9 Spokane. WA Star Theater at Spokane Arena
2/10 Great Falls, MT Four Seasons Arena*
2/12 Rapid City, SD Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
2/13 Mankato, MN, Alltel Center
2/14 Council Bluffs, ID Mid America Center
2/16 Ft. Wayne, ID, Allen County Memorial Coliseum
2/17 St. Louis, MO The Family Arena
2/20 Cleveland, OH The Wolstein Center
2/21 Battle Creek, MI Kellogg Arena
2/23 Cincinnati, OH The Bank of Kentucky Center
2/24 Pikeville, KY Easter Kentucky Expo Center
2/25 Pittsburgh, PA The Peterson Events Center
2/27 Chicago, IL Allstate Arena
In celebration of the Fall cross-Canada tour, PAPA ROACH have released the ‘Hollywood Whore EP’ both on iTunes and on ‘Limited Edition’ CD! The Canada-only EP includes the brand new track ‘Hollywood Whore’, as well as live tracks and videos! The new EP is available now at your favorite Canadian record store.
The Track Listing is:
- Hollywood Whore
- Getting Away With Murder (Live In Chicago)
- Scars (Live In Chicago)
You can watch the video for “Hollywood Whore” below.
Buckcherry have just released a live video performance of their new single, “Rescue Me.” The clip was filmed in Japan during their recent tour there supporting Black Butterfly. “Rescue Me” Building on the success of their current co-headlining tour, Avenged Sevenfold and Buckcherry have announced the next leg beginning on January 28th in Salt Lake City, UT. The next dates on the arena tour include Papa Roach and Saving Abel, offering fans 4 bands for under $40.00. The Buckcherry and Avenged Sevenfold package is considered to be one of the three major successful rock tours of the season, along with AC/DC and Metallica.
Check out “Rescue Me (live in Japan)” here:
Check out the tour announcement video here:
BUCKCHERRY/AVENGED SEVENFOLD 2009 TOUR DATES
With Papa Roach and Saving Abel
* Buckcherry/Avenged Sevenfold and Papa Roach only
28 Salt Lake City, UT “E” Center
30 Phoenix, AZ Jobing.com Arena
31 Albuquerque, NM Tingley Coliseum
2 Bakersfield, CA Rabobank Arena
3 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena
5 Yakima, WA Yakima Valley SunDome
6 Portland, OR Memorial Coliseum
7 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome
9 Spokane, WA Star Theater at Spokane Arena
12 Rapid City, SD Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
14 Council Bluffs, ID Mid America Center *
17 St. Louis, MO The Family Arena *
20 Cleveland, OH The Wolstein Center
21 Battle Creek, MI Kellogg Arena *
23 Cincinnati, OH The Bank of Kentucky Center *
24 Pikeville, KY Eastern Kentucky Expo Center
25 Pittsburgh, PA The Peterson Events Center
The 2nd leg of the Buckcherry tour with Avenged Sevenfold and Papa Roach has been announced. Buckcherry Bombsquad members will be getting their presale passwords in email tomorrow!! (December 10th).
Jan 28, 2009 Salt Lake City, UT E Center
Jan 30, 2009 Phoenix, AZ Jobing.com Arena
Jan 31, 2009 Albuqurque, NM Tingley
Feb 02, 2009 Bakersfield, CA Rabobank Arena
Feb 03, 2009 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena
Feb 05, 2009 Yakima, WA Yakima Valley SunDome
Feb 06, 2009 Portland, OR Memorial Coliseum
Feb 07, 2009 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome
Feb 09, 2009 Spokane, WA Star Theater
Feb 10, 2009 Great Falls, MT Four Seasons Arena
Feb 12, 2009 Rapid City, SD Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
Feb 13, 2009 TBA Kearney, Nebraska
Feb 14, 2009 Council Bluffs, IA Mid America Center
Feb 17, 2009 St. Louis, MO The Family Arena
Feb 19, 2009 Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room
Feb 20, 2009 Cleveland, OH The Wolstein Center
Feb 21, 2009 Battle Creek, MI Kellogg Arena
Feb 23, 2009 Highland Heights, KY The Bank of Kentucky Center
Feb 24, 2009 Pikeville, KY Eastern Kentucky Expo Center
Feb 25, 2009 Pittsburgh, PA The Peterson Events Center