I have to admit that the first couple of times that I listened to Jackyl’s latest effort Best in Show, I wasn’t that impressed. I thought a band that I have often compared to Jackyl, SNEW, out did Jackyl on their latest effort.
I do love the song “Screwdriver”, but I thought the rest of the CD was hit & miss. Last Friday night (at The Inner Circle), I saw the band perform several of the songs live, and my opinion changed 100%. You see, a few of the songs on Best in Show translate better live than they do in the studio. After seeing the band perform the songs live, I have grown to appreciate Best in Show much more than I did originally.
The album starts off with a real face melting rocker with “Best In Show”. This is one of the many songs that translate better live, although I like the version on the CD a lot.
“Screwdriver” and “Better Than Chicken” are a couple of tongue-in-cheek tracks that borrows from the Steel Panther playbook. Jesse James Dupree and company truly deliver these songs live. These may not be the type of songs you want to play around your young children, but I doubt you play Jackyl around your kids anyway.
Jackyl has crafted an almost perfect stripper pole anthem with their song “Encore”. This song came as completely unexpected when I heard it the first time but this one is a real party starter in Jackyl’s live set. I am sure this song will find its way into Gentemen’s clubs nationwide soon.
“Horns Up” is a fun little rocker that has a little Nazareth influence on it. I absolutely love the groove on the song “Golden Spookytooth”. This is quickly becoming one of my Jackyl favorites.
“Walk My Mile” is the longest track on Best in Show, and shows Jackyl taking a more serious approach to their music. This is a heavy tune, and a good one at that.
“Open Invitation” would have had a lot more impact, if it would have been released before Bin Laden’s death. While the man will be hated forever, this song was obviously written before he was killed.
The only band that has successfully pulled off the rap/rock thing was Aerosmith in my opinion. Needless to say, I still question why Jackyl covered “It’s Tricky” on this album. I am not a fan of the rap/rock hybrid, and I thought this cover was silly at best. For me that song ended the album on a down note. Nonetheless, Jackyl has delivered another solid album.
Best in Show is exactly what you would expect from a Jackyl CD. It is raw, raunchy and anything but subtle. Most importantly, it is a hell of a lot
of fun to listen to. The more I have listened to Best in Show, the more I have enjoyed it. It isn’t a perfect CD, but I think it is easily the band’s best effort since their 1992 self titled debut. Check it out!
Rating: Out of 10
1. Best in Show
3. Screw Driver
4. Horns Up
5. Golden Spookytooth
6. Cover of the Rolling Stone
7. Walk My Mile
8. Favorite Sin
9. Better Than Chicken
10. Don’t Lay Down On Me
12. What I Do
13. Open Invitation
14. It’s Tricky
Jesse James Dupree- Vocals & Chainsaw
Roman Glick- Bass
Chris Worley- Drums
Jeff Worley- Guitars
Nov 02 – Battle Creek, MI – Planet Rock
Nov 03 – Rockford, IL – Bar Three
Nov 07 – Lee’s Summit, MO – Jerry’s Bait Shop
Nov 08 – Colorado Springs, CO – The Union Station
Nov 09 – Idaho Falls, ID – The Celt Bar
Nov 10 – Spokane, WA – The Hop
Bloodbound is about to release their new album “In The Name Of Metal” on November 9th, 2012. Check out the video for the title track below!
Check out Stone Sour’s new video “Gone Sovereign”! This is opening track from House of Gold & Bones Part 1, which will be released October 22nd!
Five Finger Death Punch’s video for “The Pride” premieres on Vevo TODAY, and can be viewed here: http://www.vevo.com/watch/five-finger-death-punch/the-pride/US5Z51200276. The clip is the first wherein the band has presented live footage from the road within the short-form music video medium. Footage was selected from the band’s successful Metal Hammer Presents Trespass America Tour over this past summer, and the band’s critically acclaimed set at Rock On The Range. The single release of “The Pride” follows the #1 chart-topping single “Coming Down” which remains all over the airwaves of Active Rock radio.
Five Finger Death Punch singer Ivan Moody shares, “One of the best parts of being in this band is that we have the chance to design and build bigger and bigger live shows. Our concerts became spectacular gatherings of our extended family and we wanted to share this amazing experience with everyone. So we wrote & designed this video in dedication of our loyal, dedicated, militant fan base known as Knuckleheads who deserve the best experience we can give them. You’ve all stood by us & diligently helped us introduce the world to Five Finger Death Punch and this is our way of saying THANK YOU ! We couldn’t have done any of this without all of you. WELCOME TO THE PRIDE !”
American Capitalist (Prospect Park) was recently certified gold by the RIAA for shipping over 500,000 copies in the U.S. This milestone marks the third consecutive release from the band to achieve gold certification, with The Way of The Fist (2007) and War Is The Answer (2009) achieving this feat prior. American Capitalist debuted at number 3 on the Billboard charts on October 11, 2011. In a challenging retail environment, Five Finger Death Punch is one of the few amongst any genre to consistently see significant success both digitally and physically. The band’s album sales are complemented with steady single sales that cumulatively have surpassed 3.6 million songs sold.
On achieving this significant milestone with three consecutive gold certified albums, guitarist Zoltan Bathory offered, “I think it’s a huge win for all of us, not just for us as a band but for the entire genre of Hard Rock and Heavy Metal. This is a loud and clear indicator that heavy music is in demand and if a relatively new band like us can accomplish something like this, then maybe be this is just the prelude for the shape of things to come.”
Five Finger Death Punch’s single “Coming Down” was the band’s first number one on the Active Rock charts, and the tenth consecutive Top 10 hit at the format. Going back to “The Bleeding” in the spring of 2008, Five Finger Death Punch has consistently been one of the most heavily played bands at rock radio, as “Never Enough,” “Stranger Than Fiction,” “Hard To See,” “Walk Away,” “Bad Company,” “Far From Home,” “Under And Over It,” “Remember Everything,” and most recently “Coming Down,” each has become an anthem in its own right.
Swedish heavy metal band SISTER SIN has released a brand new music video for their hit single “End Of The Line” from their highly anticipated forthcoming album Now and Forever, out next Monday October 22nd. Watch the music video here. Pre-order Now and forever digitally on iTunes or psychically at Amazon.
Filmed at an old nuclear reactor testing facility in Stockholm, Sweden, SISTER SIN blazes through a raw, gritty and powerful performance that has heads banging and bodies moving worldwide to “End Of The Line.” Front women Liv Jagrell shows off her fierceness and delivers an incredible vocal performance throughout the song. Lead guitarist Jimmy Hitula electrifies audiences with highly intense and robust riffs alongside the fast hands of heavy -hitting drummer Dave Sundberg and the lively, energetic bassist Strandh.
SISTER SIN will continue their crusade alongside DORO beginning February 2nd, 2013 throughout North America. See a full listing of tour dates here and and below.
SISTER SIN TOUR DATES
2/01 – Tampa, FL @ Brass Mug
2/02 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
2/03 – West Springfield, VA @ Empire
2/04 – New York, NY @ BB Kings
2/05 – Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
2/07 – Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
2/08 – Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
2/09 – Columbus, OH @ Al Rosa Villa
2/10 – Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
2/12 – Detroit, MI @ Blondie’s
2/13 – Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
2/14 – St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
2/15 – Waterloo, IA @ Spicoli’s Grill and the Reverb
2/17 – Englewood, CO @ Moe’s
2/19 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
2/20 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
2/21 – San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside
2/22 – West Hollywood, CA @ House Of Blues
2/23 – Tempe, AZ @ Rocky Point Cantina
Kissin’ Dynamite is currently out on tour with Dragonforce and Huntress. See tour dates below. Check out the band’s brand new video “Six Feet Under”.
KISSIN’ DYNAMITE Tourdates w/ Dragonforce & Huntress
10.10.2012 BE Vosselaar – Biebob
12.10.2012 DE Hannover – Capitol
13.10.2012 DE Köln – Live Music Hall
14.10.2012 DK Copenhagen – Amanger Bio
15.10.2012 NO Oslo – Rockefeller
16.10.2012 SE Stockholm – Tyrol
19.10.2012 FI Helsinki – Nostui
22.10.2012 SE Gothenberg – Brewhouse
23.10.2012 DK Arhus – Train
24.10.2012 DE Hamburg – Markthalle
27.10.2012 DE Wuppertal – Die Börse (Börsencrah Festival * KD only)
30.10.2012 DE München – Backstage Halle
31.10.2012 DE Berlin – Postbahnhof
01.11.2012 DE Dresden – Reithalle
02.11.2012 DE Erfurt – HsD
03.11.2012 DE Bochum – Zeche
05.11.2012 DE Frankfurt – Batschkapp
06.11.2012 AT Wien – Arena
07.11.2012 CH Zürich – Komplex
09.11.2012 IT Florence – Viper
10.11.2012 IT Treviso – New Age
11.11.2012 IT Milano – Alcatraz (small room)
12.11.2012 CH Solothurn – Kofmehl
15.11.2012 ES Barcelona – Salamandra 1
16.11.2012 PT Lissabon – Cine Teatro Corroios
17.11.2012 ES Madrid – Arena
18.11.2012 ES Bilbao – Rock Star Live
21.11.2012 FR Brodeaux – Rockschool Barbey
22.11.2012 FR Paris – La Cigale
23.11.2012 FR Strasbourg – La Laiterie
24.11.2012 FR Lille – Le Splendid
25.11.2012 NL Amsterdam – Melkweg Max
01.12.2012 CZ Prag – Exit Chmelnice (KD only / Headliner Show)
14.12.2012 DE Esslingen – Komma (KD only / Headliner Show)
15.12.2012 DE Mörlenbach – Live Music Hall (KD only / Headliner Show)
22.12.2012 NL Kerkrade – The Rock Temple (KD only / Headliner Show)
Hot off their heralded run on this summer’s Uproar tour, FOZZY have released the music video for their hit single “Sandpaper.” The video premiered exclusively on WWE.com this week, and the track has been named the theme song for the WWE‘s upcoming Hell In A Cell pay-per-view event, which will be held October 28, 2012 at the Philips Arena in Atlanta.
The lead single from FOZZY’s new release SIN AND BONES, “Sandpaper” is currently impacting and reacting at Active Rock radio and features guest vocals by M. Shadows. Directed by Sean McEwen, the video is inspired by horror classic Evil Dead, with M. Shadows playing the role of FOZZY’s evil puppet master. The music video for “Sandpaper” can be seen here:
Released on August 14, 2012, SIN AND BONES landed at #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart, marked the band’s first Billboard Top 200 debut at #143, and celebrated FOZZY’s best-selling first week ever for an album of original material. The band returns to the road in late October, tour dates are listed below.
For the month of October, FOZZY and Century Media Records have partnered with the Keep A Breast Foundation to raise awareness and prevention of breast cancer. For every copy of SIN AND BONES sold in October through iTunes – where the album is sale-priced for $7.99 – 50 cents will be donated to Keep A Breast. To participate, click here.
The accolades for FOZZY and SIN AND BONES have been mouting… Ultimate-Guitar.com declares FOZZY as “one of the best metal bands out there right now,” Revolver Magazine calls SIN AND BONES “Fozzy’s best album yet,” and Metal Hammer (UK) says, “SIN AND BONES is impressive, diverse and mature… this is a masterclass that should take Fozzy on to bigger things.”
Headlining Tour Dates:
10/26 – Amityville, NY @ Ollie’s Point (Geoff Tate Headlining)
10/27 – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
10/28 – Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
10/29 – Toronto, ON, Canada @ The Mod Club
10/30 – Albany, NY @ Bogies
11/1 – Springfield, CA @ Empire
11/2 – Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligans
11/3 – Fayetteville, NC @ The Rock Shop
11/4 – Winston-Salem, NC @ Ziggy’s
For more information on FOZZY, please visit:
Check out the new video “Dislocated Boy” from Joe Bonamassa. “Dislocated Boy” is from the new Joe Bonamassa album, Driving Towards The Daylight.
Candlelight Red have just premiered the creepy and slightly NSFW official video for “Demons,” the title track from their latest EP. The song is currently climbing the rock radio charts, and has been picked up by major rock stations across the country. Produced by Sevendust drummer, Morgan Rose, the EP features 4 hard-hitting tracks, and as Morgan commented, “came out unreal.” Demons is available now on iTunes.
Candlelight Red is currently playing the Rockstar Energy Uproar festival alongside Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind, and more. Check out tour dates at the official Uproar website. For more on the band, visit their official site as well as their Facebook and Twitter.
Check out the new clip “Demons” below!
Dokken fansworldwide can click here to witness the exclusive worldwide premiere of the new video for “Empire,” the first single from forthcoming album BROKEN BONES. The video for “Empire” was directed by Devin DeHaven (Whitesnake, P.O.D., Busta Rhymes) and features a post-apocalyptic take on the band’s signature sound of catchy melodies, hot riffs and monster production.
Dokken‘s 11th studio album (and their first in North America for the Frontiers Records label), BROKEN BONES, will be released on September 25th in North America. The album will be available in two configurations: standard CD and limited edition CD in digipak with a bonus DVD, which features a comprehensive “Making Of The Album” documentary. BROKEN BONES is produced by Dokken frontman and namesake, Don Dokken, and is mixed Bob St. John (Extreme, Duran Duran, Collective Soul) and Wyn Davis (Black Sabbath, Dio, Whitesnake) and mastered by famed engineer Maor Appelbaum (Halford, Yngwie Malmsteen, Sepultura). To preorder via the Frontiers Records webstore, please click here; to purchase on Amazon, please click here and to purchase via iTunes, please click here.
Dokken exploded out of the hotbed that was the hard rock and heavy metal scene in Los Angeles in the early ’80s. Such classic albums as TOOTH AND NAIL, UNDER LOCK AND KEY and BACK FOR THE ATTACK were all certified multi-platinum, with songs like “Alone Again,” “Just Got Lucky,” “Into the Fire,” “It’s Not Love” and “Dream Warriors” still being regarded as amongst the genre’s finest. Dokken was one of the first groups to sell a million copies of their DVD “Unchain The Night.” The group continues to tour the world extensively and has shared the stage with AC/DC, Metallica, Aerosmith, Judas Priest, Van Halen, Kiss, Scorpions, Bon Jovi and many more. To date, the band has sold upwards of 10 million albums worldwide. The group has been nominated for a Grammy as well as an American Music Award. In 1988, Don was awarded the keys to the city of Los Angeles by Mayor Tom Bradley declaring January 27th as “Dokken Day” for his charity contributions to the Los Angeles Children’s Hospital. Dokken is: Don Dokken (vocals), Mick Brown (drums), Jon Levin (guitar) and Sean McNabb (bass).
“Heartbreaker” is taken from “Rock n Roll Revival”: LOVERBOY’s return with 3 brand new tracks (2 of them produced by Bob Rock of AC/DC and Metallica fame) and fabulous live versions of such classics as Working For The Weekend; Lovin’ Every Minute of It; Turn Me Loose and more ! Check out the clip below!
“Shitload Of Money,” the new video featuring the bright lights of Las Vegas (aka “Sin City”), Nevada and Finnish wolf pack SONATA ARCTICA, is now available
The video was made by the Finnish production company Optipari Ltd.
In his interview with Blistering.com, lead singer Tony Kakko shared some information about the song:
“[Y]ou cannot sell something you cannot buy back. A lot of people, especially on Facebook and other social media – and they should consider this! – they are putting their face and privacy out there and you can’t get it back.”
The track comes from SONATA ARCTICA’s latest album, Stones Grow Her Name, which debuted at #9 on the English rock album charts and achieved Gold status in SONATA’s native country for the ninth Finnish Gold disc of their career.
The Cult premiere their new film clip for the track, “Honey From A Knife” on VEVO today. “Honey From A Knife” is the latest single from The Cult’s critically acclaimed new album, Choice of Weapon.
Directed by Rick Rodgers and produced by The Cult’s Ian Astbury and NYC based film company Mechanizedmules, the “Honey From A Knife” film clip was shot on location in the Washington Heights nieghborhood of Manhattan on a RED Scarlet camera with Super Speed lenses provided by ARRI.
“Honey From A Knife,“ rooted in the seductiveness of addiction, was inspired by the following Buddhist precept, and Ian Astbury states that the accompanying film reveals a “desperate descent into a fractured psyche”:
“Wealth and beauty, to a man who will not relinquish them, are like a knife covered with honey which, even before he has had the pleasure of eating the honey, cuts the tongue of the child that licks it”.
The Cult are currently on tour in Canada before continuing on to Europe for dates in the UK, France, Netherlands and Germany. Full tour dates are below.
8/25/12 MEDICINE HAT ESPLANDE THEATRE
8/26/12 CALGARY COWBOYS
8/28/12 REGINA Event Plex at Evraz Place
8/31/12 TORONTO Phoenix
9/01/12 MONTREAL Métropolis
9/02/12 Quebec City GRAND THEATER
9/10/12 MANCHESTER APOLLO
9/11/12 Newcastle O2 Academy
9/12/12 Sheffield Academy
9/14/12 GLASGOW BARROWLANDS
9/15/12 BIRMINGHAM ACADEMY
9/16/12 LONDON HAMMERSMITH APOLLO
9/19/12 Paris Bataclan
9/20/12 Amsterdam Melkweg
9/21/12 Krefeld Kulturfabrik
“Chilling hard-rock album filled with punk swagger and metallic power..” - Billboard
“As epic and compelling as nearly anything in The Cult’s catalogue.” Magnet
‘Brilliant!” Q MAGAZINE (UK)
A- Entertainment Weekly
Nickelback has released a brand new video clip for their song “Trying Not To Love You”. The video stars Jason Alexander and Brooke Burns. Check it out below!
In this Moment is a band that I believe has potential to be a major force in the heavy metal world. The band has been on the cusp of being the next big metal band. The band has a very strong fan base, and I have always felt that they need one more successful album to push them up the METAL ladder. If their latest album Blood doesn’t get them there, it is going to take them a little bit closer.
Maria Brink is a super talented vocalist, and on Blood, her vocals takes the music of In this Moment to new heights. Blood is easily the band’s most creative output to date. The band is stretching its wings past its metalcore roots. I hear a lot of different musical elements and influences in the music, including Slipknot, Five Finger Death Punch, and maybe even a little bit of Nine Inch Nails. Many of the songs sound very mainstream radio ready, but this isn’t paint-by-numbers metal.
There are songs on Blood where Maria Brink’s voice seem to come from the depths of hell, and on others, she delights the auditory senses with her uncanny vocal ability. This is the first album without In the Moment founders Jeff Fabb and Blake Bunzel. I thought In This Moment’s sound might suffer from a shift in the lineup, but quite frankly the addition of Randy Weitzel, Travis Johnson, and Tom Hane have been an upgrade to In This Moment’s sound. Chris Howarth’s blazing guitars are still very present in Blood, but don’t expect a face melting solo in every song.
It took me a few spins to truly get into Blood, but I seem to like this album more with every listen. Some of the stand out tracks include “Adrenalize”, “You’re Gonna Listen”, the hit worthy “From the Ashes” and “The Blood Legion”. I am not a fan of the effects packed into the first single and title track “Blood”. I think this is a much better song live than the version that is on the album.
Overall, Blood is a very interesting and creative album from In This Moment. It isn’t a perfect album by any means, but it is entertaining, and that is why I listen to music.
Rating: Out of 10
1. Rise with Me
5. You’re Gonna’ Listen
6. It Is Written
10. From The Ashes
11. Beast Within
13. The Blood Legion
In This Moment is:
Maria Brink – Vocals
Chris Howorth – Lead Guitar
Travis Johnson – Bass
Randy Weitzel – Guitar
Tom Hane – Drums
Check out the brand new video clip “End of The Line” from the Aussie classic metal band, Darker Half! Darker Half’s new album, Desensitized is available for digital download from Amazon.com.
I have been a fan of Irish rockers Million Dollar Reload since I first heard their debut album, Anthems for a Degeneration four long years ago! Their debut album was killer, and their latest effort, A Sinner’s Saint is no sophomore slump by any means.
I have described Million Dollar Reload in the past as a cross between Buckcherry and AC/DC, and their sound is still very much the same, and I couldn’t be happier. Phil Conalane is a tremendous vocalist, and it is his vocals that really make Million Dollar Reload’s music a step above so many other bands in this vein.
The opening cuts “Fight The System” and “Bullets in the Sky” deliver that one, two punch that will make you listen to the rest of
A Sinner’s Saint to see what other gems the band has in store for you. The album has plenty of more cool cuts that you will definitely want to check out.
The song “Broken” is a slower tune that ought to be a massive hit for the band. “I Am The Rapture”, “Smoke ‘N Mirrors” and “Headrush” are also amongst my favorites. There really isn’t a bad song in the bunch. All of the songs on “A Sinner’s Saint” would sound great in a live setting. I am hopeful that “A Sinner’s Saint” will bring Million Dollar Reload back to the U.S. to tour. Until then, I will be cranking up this CD, and you should be too!
If you like straight forward classic rock, you are going to love A Sinner’s Saint. Check it out!
You can purchase A Sinner’s Saint from Amazon.com. I highly recommend it!
Rating: Out of 10
A Sinner’s Saint Track Listing:
1. Fight The System
2. Bullets In The Sky
3. Blow Me Away
4. Can’t Tie Me Down
6. I Am The Rapture
8. Smoke ‘N Mirrors
10. Pretty People
11. It Ain’t Over
Million Dollar Reload is:
Phil Conlon : Lead Vocals
Andy Mackle: Guitars
Brian Mallon: Guitars
Kie McMurray: Bass
Sean McKernan: Drums
“Raise Your Fist In The Air,” the new video from The Queen of Metal, DORO PESCH, premiered last week in front of 75,000 metalheads at the Wacken Open Air festival in Germany, and is now available for viewing below.
The song comes off DORO’s EP of the same name, which is now available digitally on iTunes.
Most fans know that New York is DORO’s second home. However, the “Raise Your Fist In The Air” video wasn’t filmed in flashy Times Square; it was shot in The Bronx. “For Manhattan,” DORO explains, “we would have needed permissions to film for each and every street corner — in the Bronx, nobody cares.”
While police didn’t care, the video shoot didn’t go unobserved.
“We purposely trudged around the most rundown quarters in our video truck,” DORO elaborates. “The gangs that hung around there were watching every step of ours suspiciously. We felt anything but safe. I explained to the guys who we were and that ‘Raise Your Fist’ can be considered quite a critical song that names and shames the constantly growing injustice in the world.”
When DORO offered gang members and homeless individuals the opportunity to appear in the video, the tense atmosphere was quickly infused with sheer enthusiasm.
“That was the best thing we could have done,” DORO reports happily. “The video came out absolutely great… and the parts with the people from the Bronx are the ones I like most.”
Raise Your Fist In The Air EP Track Listing:
1. Raise Your Fist
4. Lève Ton Poing Vers Le Ciel (French version of “Raise Your Fist In The Air”)
Of her Raise Your Fist full-length album — which will be released this Fall — DORO states: “I’ve put all my passion, blood, sweat, and tears into my first record for Nuclear Blast.”
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Irish rockers Swanee River have released a new video “Bouncy Castles” in support of their 2011 album Smoking Jacket. The band has made this song available for a free download at this link. Check it out!
Check out the awesome new clip “Holy Touch” from Cincinnati, Ohio rockers Foxy Shazam! “Holy Touch” is on Foxy Shazam’s latest album The Church of Rock and Roll. Get it here!
Eclipse has released a video for the title track of their up and coming album, Bleed and Scream. Bleed and Scream will be released August 24th in Europe and August 28th in the United States. Check out the clip below!
Check out The Last Vegas’ brand new video “Evil Eyes”, as well as “The Other Side” and “Apologize” below.
“Evil Eyes” was produced and directed by the Chicago-based Motion Source Video Solutions (www.motionsource.net). Of the song and corresponding video, The Last Vegas frontman Chad Cherry commented, “We wanted to write a tune that people would want to rock out to, feel sexy and dance to…but in reality, the song’s message is creepy as hell. It’s about stalking people, watching them in their private and personal environment behind closed doors doing things they wouldn’t do in front of people…but someone is in the shadows watching all. Maybe that IS actually sexy, voyeurism and obsession.”
“Evil Eyes” will be on the new album BAD DECISIONS.
BAD DECISIONS is set for a North American street date of August 28th via FrostByte Media. Produced by Johnny K (Megadeth, Disturbed, 3 Doors Down, Airbourne), the album was recorded in the band’s hometown of Chicago and contains the straight-up rock n’ roll meets garage/punk rock sound for which the band has come to be known.
Southern Californian metal band In This Moment debuted the music video for “Blood”, the title track off of the group’s upcoming album. The video is directed by Robert Kley, who has worked with artists such as Slow To Surface, Otherwise, and Mona Lisa Overdrive. Released through Century Media Records, Blood will be the group’s fourth studio album.
In This Moment have begun a summer tour to support Blood before it drops on August 14th, and dates are available below:
7/10/12 – Toronto, Canada @ Kool Haus
7/12/12 – Thunder Bay, Canada @ Crocks
7/13/12 – Fargo, ND @ The Venue at the Hub
7/14/12 – Kearney, NE @ Viaero Event Center
7/16/12 – Evansville, IN @ Victory Theatre
7/18/12 – Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note
7/19/12 – Des Moines, IA @ Val Air Ballroom
7/20/12 – Davenport, IA @ Adler Theatre
7/21/12 – St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
7/23/12 – Winnipeg, Canada @ Pantages Playhouse Theatre
7/24/12 – Saskatoon, Canada @ Odeon Events Centre
7/26/12 – Edmonton, Canada @ Edmonton Events Centre
7/27/12 – Calgary, Canada @ MacEwan Hall Ballroom
7/28/12 – Missoula, MT @ Adams Center
7/30/12 – Billings, MT @ Shrine Auditorium
7/31/12 – Casper, WY @ Casper Events Center Arena
8/2/12 – Bismarck, ND @ Bismarck Civic Center
8/3/12 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Sioux Empire Fair
8/6/12 – Omaha, NE @ Sokol Underground
8/8/12 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
8/10/12 – Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
8/11/12 – Birch Run, MI @ Birch Run Expo Center
8/12/12 – Traverse City, MI @ Ground Zero
8/14/12 – Dayton, OH @ McGuffy’s House of Rock
8/15/12 – Indianpolis, IN @ Emerson Theatre
8/17/12 – Bonner Springs, KS @ Capitol Federal Park at Sandstone
8/18/12 – Little Rock, AR @ Arkansas State Fairgrounds
8/19/12 – Maryland Heights, MO @ Verizon Wireless-MO
8/21/12 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre
8/22/12 – Tinley Park, IL @ First Midwest Bank Pavilion
8/24/12 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
8/25/12 – Geddes, NY @ New York State Fair
8/26/12 – Mansfield, MA @ Comcast Center
8/28/12 – Scranton, PA @ Toyota Pavilion
8/29/12 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
8/31/12 – Burgettstown, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion
9/1/12 – Saratoga, NY @ SPAC
9/2/12 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
9/5/12 – Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligans
9/7/12 – St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
11/27/12 – Fort Lauderdale, FL as part of the Shiprocked Cruise
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The fighter hymn “Boys ‘n’ Men” is released as first single from the in August upcoming KAMIKAZE KINGS album “The Law”. “Boys ‘n’ Men” is available now at all download stores like iTunes, Musicload, Amazon MP3 etc. as single and will include the doomy semi-ballad “The Dream Is Dead” as a bonus track plus the music video “Boys ‘n’ Men” in the single version.
Nickelback is certainly one of those bands that some fans love to hate. I am not a hater by any means. They always deliver every time I see them live, and it was their live show that made me a fan. I didn’t think their latest album Here and Now was their best, but I did like the song “This Means War”. Check it out in the video clip below!
Mississippi rock group Saving Abel has released an anti-bullying video for the band’s single “Bringing Down The Giant” which is the title track from the band’s forthcoming album due for release July 17th. The video was shot in the band’s hometown of Corinth, MS and was directed by Kevin J. Custer, whose credits include The Gaslight Anthem, Cannibal Corpse, and Hatebreed.
Saving Abel will be on tour all summer long. Dates are below.
7/3 – Huntington, WV – V Club
7/5 – Johnson City, TN – Capones
7/6 – Vienna, WV – Fishbone Gill & Grill
7/8 – Hampton, NH – Wally’s Pub
7/10 - S. Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
7/11 - Hartford, CT – Webster Theatre
7/13 – Baltimore, MD – Ram’s Head Live
7/14 - Lansing, MI – Common Ground Music Festival
7/17 - Pittsburgh, PA – Altar Bar
7/18 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
7/20 - Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
7/21 - Peoria, IL – Heart of Illinois Fair
7/28 - Redwood Falls, MN – Redwood County Fair
8/3 – Canton, OH – Stark County Fairgrounds
8/4 – Ft. Wayne, IN – Pierre’s
8/6 – Sturgis, SD – The Sturgis Buffalo Chip
8/11 – Twin Lakes, WI – WIIL Rock Fest
8/18 – Glen Flora, WI – Northwoods Rock Rally
8/24 – Lewiston, ID – Hot August Nights-Pioneer Park
8/25 – Roseburg, OR – The Zoo Club Amphitheater
8/28 – Reno, NV – Knitting Factory Concert Series – Reno
Find Saving Abel online:
Official Website: http://www.savingabel.com
Check out the brand new video “Never Enough” from Texas rockers Black Tora! “Never Enough” will be on Black Tora’s soon to be released EP.
Red Hot Chili Peppers have released a new video for “Brendan’s Death Song.” The video was directed by Marc Klasfeld & shot in New Orleans, Louisiana. The video and track pays homage to the band’s long time friend Brendan Mullen, founder of The Masque club in Hollywood.
“Brendan’s Death Song” is on Red Hot Chili Peppers latest album I’m With You which is available now!