W.E.T. (featuring the vocals of Jeff Scott Soto) has released their second video in support of their recently released album, Rise Up. Check out the clips “Love Heals” & “Learn To Live Again” below.
Saxon is just about to release their 20th studio album (gasp!), Sacrifice on the world on Tuesday. How does their latest effort Sacrifice stand up? In my opinion, Sacrifice is better than the last couple of releases, Call to Arms and Into the Labyrinth. It is heavier, grittier and delivers a lot more punch than the previous two albums. Byford’s vocals are still in fine form. Even at the ripe young age of 62, Byford is still delivering some of the best vocals in heavy metal. I can’t say enough about the guitar work of Paul Quinn and Doug Scarratt either. There are plenty of solos and heavy riffs to feast your ears on.
After the brief instrumental opener “Procession”, Sacrifice really doesn’t let up at all. If the title track “Sacrifice” doesn’t get your blood pumping, your stereo might be broken. The pounding rhythms don’t end with “Sacrifice”. In fact, there isn’t a slow moment on the album.
If NASCAR was smart, they would use “Warriors of the Road” as a theme song. Byford lets his fondness of auto racing flow into this song with the sound effects from the high speed whine of some open wheel race cars. Much like those race cars, the throttle is wide open on “Warriors of the Road”. This high octane rocker is going to be staple in Saxon’s live set without a doubt.
Another favorite song on Sacrifice is “Stand Up And Fight”. This is a great metal anthem, with a simple, yet powerful message.
If Sacrifice falls short anywhere, it is the overall length of the album, which is a little on the short side. I will take 40 minutes of quality heavy metal over sixty minutes of crap rock any day of the week though, so this isn’t a problem for me. Sacrifice might not stand up to the classic albums, Denim & Leather, or Wheels of Steel, but it is definitely one of the better Saxon albums in the last 10 years or so. It is solid all the way through, and worth your hard earned dollars.
Fans of classic metal and Saxon fans are going to love this! Recommended!
Rating: Out of 10
03. Made In Belfast
04. Warriors of the Road
05. Guardians of the Tomb
06. Stand Up and Fight
07. Walking The Steel
08. Night of the Wolf
09. Wheels of Terror
10. Standing In A Queue
Biff Byford – vocals
Paul Quinn – guitars
Doug Scarratt – guitars
Nibbs Carter – bass
Nigel Glockler – drums
Germany‘s THE NEW BLACK have released the video to their new single ‘Sharkpool’, and it shows the band going up against sharks, mermaids, seabed beer drinking and chess-playing crabs. All underwater. What an adventure! As the band comments:
„Yes, we actually look like that sometimes…“
Ryo Vie thinks we should cover Against Me! more at Hard Rock Hideout, and I would agree 100% (Check out today’s Vie’s Verses).
Check out Three videos clips from Against Me!, “Thrash Unreal”, “I Was a Teenage Anarchist” and “Stop” below!
The Darkness is about to hit the road in May for a few dates with Aussie rockers Airbourne!
You can catch them on the road at one of the dates below:
11 May 2013 – Amos’ Southend, Charlotte, NC
13 May 2013 – Lupo’s, Providence, RI
14 May 2013 – The Chameleon, Lancaster, PA
15 May 2013 – The Trocadero Theatre, Philadelphia, PA
18 May 2013 – Upstate Concert Hall, Albany, NY
Want a free download of “Nothin’s Gonna Stop Us” from The Darkness’ latest longplayer Hot Cakes? Get your free download at TheActualDarkness.com
The Darkness has recently released a prequel video “With A Woman” for their wildly popular song and video “Everybody Have A Good Time”. Check out both clips below!
Swedish rockers, SISTER SIN have released a music video for the high energy-fueled track, “Fight Song” from their newest release, Now and Forever. Powerhouse frontwoman Liv Jagrell delivers an absolute TKO performance, providing the ultimate soundtrack for showing the world exactly what you’re made of. SISTER SIN show how merciless they can be as Jagrell reminds her enemies, “God forgives – I don’t.”
The New Black has made their new song “Count Me In” available as a free download on their Reverbnation Page! You can check out new tune in the video below!
Every year, it has been tradition for Vans Warped Tour founder and producer Kevin Lyman to personally handpick an up-and-coming, 100% independent act to be the official BBQ Band for the tour. The BBQ Band is given a slot on the Ernie Ball stage each year in trade for serving up the delicious food consumed at each post-show BBQ. Many bands have made their start as a Vans Warped Tour BBQ Band, including Dropkick Murphys, Longway and others.
This year, Hollywood, CA’s own ART OF SHOCK has been chosen for the prestigious honor. Vans Warped Tour founder and producer Kevin Lyman states, “I’m glad to have ART OF SHOCK out on the grill and on stage this year!”
The Sunset Strip favorites, known for their unique fusion of modern and classic rock influences, have been taking Los Angeles and Southern California by storm for the past few years with their over-the-top performances. Despite their youth, these rockers are on fire—rapidly gaining a loyal and passionate fan base across the United States thanks to their stunning live show.
2013 VANS WARPED TOUR dates:
Mar 28 Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia
Jun 15 Seattle, WA @ White River Amphitheater
Jun 16 Portland, OR @ Portland Expo Center Parking Lot
Jun 19 San Diego, CA @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
Jun 20 Pomona, CA @ Pomona Fairplex
Jun 21 Pomona, CA @ Pomona Fairplex
Jun 22 Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
Jun 23 Ventura, CA @ Seaside Park
Jun 26 Las Cruces, NM @ N.M.S.U. Practice Field
Jun 27 Phoenix, AZ @ Quail Run Park
Jun 28 Las Vegas, NV @ Silverton Casino Parking Lot
Jun 29 Salt Lake City, UT @ Utah State Fairpark
Jun 30 Denver, CO @ Sports Authority Field at Mile High
Jul 3 Indianapolis, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
Jul 5 Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Jul 6 Buffalo, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Jul 7 Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Concert Center
Jul 9 Virginia Beach, VA @ Farm Bureau Live At Virginia Beach
Jul 10 Washington, D.C. @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
Jul 11 Boston, MA @ Comcast Center
Jul 12 Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
Jul 13 New York, NY @ Nassau Memorial Coliseum
Jul 14 Hartford, CT @ The Comcast Theatre
Jul 16 Scranton, PA @ Toyota Pavilion
Jul 17 Pittsburgh, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion
Jul 18 Cleveland, OH @ Blossom Music Center
Jul 19 Detroit, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
Jul 20 Chicago, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Jul 21 Minneapolis, MN @ Canterbury Park
Jul 23 Kansas City, KS @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
Jul 24 St. Louis, MO @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater – St. Louis
Jul 25 Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
Jul 26 Tampa, FL @ Vinoy Park
Jul 27 West Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Amphitheatre
Jul 28 Orlando, FL @ Central Florida Fairgrounds
Jul 29 Charlotte, NC @ Charlotte Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Jul 30 Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
Jul 31 Milwaukee, WI @ Marcus Amphitheatre
Aug 2 Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
Aug 3 San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
Aug 4 Houston, TX @ Reliant Center Parking Lot
ART OF SHOCK is currently in the studio working on their second album. The band recently released their first album, Live Forever, which boasts production credits from Steve Kravac (Blink 182, NOFX, Less Than Jake). You can listen to Live Forever on Spotify or buy it on iTunes now. A music video for the single ‘There’s No Tomorrow’ is available for viewing below!
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Danger Angel are very excited to release the first video out of the new “Revolutia” album, titled “When I’m Gone”, also featuring Jeff Scott Soto (link below)
“Revolutia” is the sophomore release by Danger Angel, following their debut, same titled album of 2010. “Revolutia” was produced by Jeff Scott Soto and engineered by John Ellis. It is released via Perris Records.
This video comes out at the perfect moment as “Revolutia” is now available worldwide and Danger Angel are ready to embark on their European tour supporting Jeff Scott Soto. The tour, commencing April 5th, 2013 will cover the UK and most of continental Europe.
“Revolutia” is now available worldwide at all the major internet and physical retail stores, including iTunes, Amazon, CDUniverse, Tower Records, NEHRecords, CDInzane, Musicbuymail and CDBaby among many others. It is also available through the Danger Angel official web page, BandCamp and Perris Records
German heavy rockers THE NEW BLACK do it again: their third album “III: Cut Loose“ will be released on March 15th. The 17-track strong (first edition Digipak) album was mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Pretty Maids) and shows THE NEW BLACK on top of their game.
First teasers are available with the video clip “Count Me In” and a brand new album trailer that includes snippets of the 12 regular album songs.
On January 11th, Swiss Power Rockers SHAKRA released their ninth studio album “Powerplay”. For their new video clip, filmed for the song “Save You From Yourself”, the band teamed up with Nina Burri, well-known for her “snake woman” appearances in several TV shows. Check out the clip below!
Taddy Porter’s new album Stay Golden will be released February 23rd. Check out the band’s brand new video “Fever” below!
Soundgarden have released a new video for their track “By Crooked Steps”. “By Crooked Steps” is on the 2012 release King Animal from Soundgarden. This video was direct by The Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl. Check it out!
Pretty Maids, Pretty Awesome! Pretty Maids have released a new video “Mother of All Lies” in support of their up and coming album, Motherland.
Check out the clip below!
The music video for “I Don’t Apologize (1000 Pictures)” can be seen below:
OTHERWISE was also selected to open this year’s MMA Awards Show with a performance of their hit single “Soldiers.” The show will air on the Fox Sports Network this Sunday, January 20th at 9:00 PM local time. “Soldiers” was the first song by an unsigned artist to ever occupy the #1 spot on the Sirius Octane Channel and has sold nearly 100,000 singles to date. The music video for “Soldiers” can be seen here.
With vigorous touring all throughout 2012, the band continues on with a heavy schedule into this year. Kicking off this week, OTHERWISE will hit the road with STONE SOUR and PAPA ROACH on a US tour. The band is already confirmed for a number of festivals this year, so fans are encouraged to be on the lookout for updates and announcements. A full list of dates can be seen below.
01/18/13 – Jackson, MI – Rak’s Sports Bar
01/19/13 – Dayton, OH – McGuffy’s House of Rock
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
01/26/13 – Fort Wayne, IN – Piere’s
01/27/13 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
01/29/13 – Minneapolis, MN – The Myth
01/30/13 – Kansas City, MO – The Midland by AMC (*No Papa Roach)
01/31/13 – Wichita, KS @ The Cotillion Ballroom (*No Stone Sour)
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
02/10/13 – Houston, TX – Scout Bar
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:
Frontiers Records is pleased to unleash today the debut single from DIAMOND DAWN “Take Me Higher” taken from the forthcoming debut album entitled “Overdrive” which will be released on February 22nd in Europe and February 26th in North America. The song can be ordered online through digital shops such as iTunes, Amazon, Emusic etc.
Check out the video clip for “Take Me Higher” below.
Hard Rock Hideout favorites Million Dollar Reload have recently released a brand new video for their song “Broken”. This song comes from Million Dollar Reload’s sophomore effort, A Sinner’s Saint. You can also check out the band’s videos “Bullets In The Sky”, “Blow Me Away”, “Livin In The City” and “The Last Icon”.
We are not sure what to make of the band A Life Divided. The band describes themselves as metal/gothic/electro. We wouldn’t call this hard rock, and it definitely is not metal, and yet, we like this song.
Check out the song “The Last Dance” and let us know what you think.
A Life Divided’s new album will be released January 18th.
Disdained releases a brand new music video for the song “I Live For Your Pain” from the debut album “Kill My Only Enemy”!
Disdained hails from Sweden and its flourishing melodic progressive metal scene. Fronted by the beautiful vocals and mind tearing growls of Therese Thomsson, the mind blowing guitar art of Niklas Dahlin and Johan Hartman while supported by the heavy percussion skills of Johan Persson, the band is a musical force to reckon with.
With lyrics revolving around social and emotional dilemmas and musical arrangements of the darker variety the bands repertoire leaves no mind untouched.
Are you ready for Alpha Tiger? This German metal band is bringing it to you old school with their new video “From Outer Space”. This song is from the band’s up and coming album, Beneath The Surface, due out January 28th, 2013!
Just in time for the start of the Swiss tour and on the last part of their successful “Firebirth” world tour 2012, GOTTHARD heats things up with “Give Me Real” their new fan video!
What usually requires long days of shooting with countless takes was made in Chile in an afternoon “First Take.” The result is pure emotion! Like hardly any other clip it captures the magic between the band, fans and live performance.
The video was shot spontaneously at the start of the Tour during the sound check. It was only the second show with singer Nic Maeder and is the fastest video shoot of the band’s history. The director from South America only needed one run-through. The film was shot in Chile, home of creative TV talent. In addition to the band, two known South American actors can be seen, the only 25-year-old Leon Bravo and the 24-year- old Paula Pardo.
“We were immediately enthusiastic about the idea when the director came up with the idea of making the clip on tour in Chile” says bassist Marc Lynn. “We were all curious to shoot in South America and to work with a local team. Also the fact that we were on tour and did not have two whole days as usual for a video shoot but only a few hours in the afternoon, was an exciting challenge. We got to know a lot from the people there and their sweeping, spirited way of working.”
Pasadena, CA’s Gypsyhawk have released a new video “State Lines” in support of their recently released CD, Revelry & Resilience. Check it out below!
Columbus, Ohio rockers XFACTOR1 have released a new video for their cover of Billy Squier’s “The Stroke”. “The Stroke” is on XFACTOR1′s recently released album, Famous.Last.Words. which is available for ordering here!
Italian metal band MOTUS TENEBRAE have released a new video “The Last Days of December”. This video was directed by FraterOrian/ Andrea Falaschi(OFFICIAL VIDEO). This song is taken from the band’s album “Double Black” which is available now via Revalve Records. Check it out!
For more information on Motus Tenebrae, check the links below!
Teen rock sensation Cherri Bomb has released a new video “Too Many Faces”. The video clip was shot in Los Angeles and directed by Lisa Mann (Apocalyptica, The Used).
“Too Many Faces” is the first single from Cherri Bomb’s full-length debut album, THIS IS THE END OF CONTROL, the disc Revolver Magazine called “a defiant blast of teenage rebellion that suggests a cross between Halestorm and the Foo Fighters.”
Though the girls’ ages range from 14 to 16, their album is the product of years of work. It begins with guitarist/vocalist Julia Pierce, who found her musical calling when she was very young. Her talent was undeniable, and her commitment was so unwavering that her parents were persuaded to uproot the family and move from New Jersey to Los Angeles – where they believed that she would have more opportunities to pursue her music. “When I got an electric guitar,” she says, “I realized that I wanted and needed to start my own band. I posted ads online and in local music shops around LA, looking for girl musicians my own age who were as passionate about music as I was. At the time it was hard to find girls my age who could even play instruments.”
Once the lineup was solidified (Nia Lovelis on drums, Miranda Miller on guitar and keys, Rena Lovelis on bass), the quartet hit the ground running. Over the course of the past two years, Cherri Bomb opened for a Foo Fighters’ arena show in Germany, performed at all the major European festivals, including Reading, Leeds, Rock En Seine, Oxegen, Highfields and Lowlands, and tore up Australia’s Soundwave festival. They’ve also shared stages with Bush, Staind, Lostprophets, Buckcherry and performed on this year’s Warped Tour. The all-girl rock band from Los Angeles not only held their own, but they won new believers at every stop.
Debut album THIS IS THE END OF CONTROL was released earlier this year. The album includes notable tracks such as “Raw. Real,” “Let It Go,” and “Shake the Ground,” which was also featured on Marvel’s AVENGERS ASSEMBLE movie-inspired soundtrack.
Soundgarden’s new CD King Animal will be released next Tuesday, November 13th. You can check out the brand new video for the first track on the CD, “Been Away Too Long” below!
Massacre Records is proud to release the sophomore album from German/Italian melodic metal outfit LOVE.MIGHT.KILL in North America this November.
Featuring drummer Michael Ehré (Firewind, Uli Jon Roth, Metalium) and the brilliant singer Jan Manenti, LOVE.MIGHT.KILL appeared virtually out of nowhere in 2011 with their Brace For Impact debut, an album which perfectly combined the enthusiasm of a first appearance with the experience of a long songwriting career, instantly winning over a solid fanbase within the European hard rock/power metal scene.
One year later, LOVE.MIGHT.KILL are about to release their second opus, 2 Big 2 Fail, to North American audiences, following its very recent release in Europe. Boasting nearly an hour of incredibly hard-hitting, melodic power metal with a dozen anthems, 2 Big 2 Fail was produced by Michael Ehré, as with their first album. Being around for years as the drummer in bands like Gamma Ray, Firewind, Metalium or with artists like Uli Jon Roth, Matt “Gonzo” Roehr, Vinnie Moore and Kee Marcello, Ehré has made a strong impact in the national and international scene. The songs were then mixed and mastered by Markus Teske (Spock´s Beard, Saga, Vanden Plas) at his own Bazement-Studio.
Check out Love.Might.Kill’s video “XTC” below!
2 Big 2 Fail Track Listing:
1. Save My Soul
3. Burn The Night
4. The One
5. Restless Heart
7. The Great Escape
8. Too Big To Fail
9. We Fall
10. Big Screen Pleasure (And Pain)
12. The Perfect Mistake
Jan Manenti – vocals
Christian Stöver – guitars
Stefan Ellerhorst – guitars
Jogi Sweers – bass
Sascha Onnen – keyboards
Michael Ehré – drums
For more information on Love.Might.Kill check out the sites below!