Blessed by A Broken Heart has released a new video in support of their album, Feel the Power. Check out the clip “Rockin’ All Night” below!
You can check out the Hard Rock Hideout review of Feel The Power at this link.
Barbe-Q-Barbies have made their song “Twisted Little Sister” available as a free download. If you want to hear an all girl rock band that freakin’ rocks, give this song a download. I think you will like it!
Check out their clips “Spell”, “Twisted Little Sister” and live version of “My Salvation”.
What can I say about George Lynch that hasn’t been said before? I am a huge fan, and it is always a big thrill for me to see him play live. The last time I saw Lynch Mob was in Columbus, Ohio in the summer of 2011. The band had a different line up at the time, and quite frankly, didn’t give the best of performances. This was not the case at M3!
At the M3 Rock Festival, Oni Logan was back in the band, along with Robbie Crane on bass and Scott Coogan on drums. I don’t know
what it is, but when Oni is singing with George, Lynch Mob can do no wrong in my opinion. Lynch was on fire at M3, and Oni Logan’s vocals were spot on perfect. Robbie Crane has been a great addition to the band since joining them last year. He does a great job on bass, and helps out with the background vocals too. Scott Coogan didn’t miss a beat.
Most of the songs in the set were from the Lynch Mob debut album. The set list consisted of “She’s Evil But She’s Mine”, “River of Love”
“Mr. Scary”, “Where Do You Sleep at Night?”, “Sweet Sister Mercy” and “Wicked Sensation”.
Lynch Mob was one of the best two acts on the side stage at M3 in 2012. I hope they return, and hopefully will get a chance to play a longer
set on the main stage next year.
Check out a couple of clips and our photo gallery below!
Modern Rock Outfit STAR CITY MELTDOWN Unleash
Debut Music Video “Here With You” Via BlankTV
“Here With You” Available For Free Download
Debut Album ‘Razorblades & Hand Grenades’ Releasing September 25 Via Standby Records
Club Tour Through July 7; Paranormal Fest 7/27-7/28
With an explosive stage show, uncompromising confidence, and a sound described as “Journey meets Avenged Sevenfold” that will appeal to fans of Staind, Breaking Benjamin and Godsmack, East Tennessee’s STAR CITY MELTDOWN released “Here With You,” the first single from their hotly anticipated sophomore album, on June 5 as a free download, via Microsoft SkyDrive, at http://j.mp/herewithyou.
Also available via scannable QR code on full page ads in the latest issues of Alternative Press, Revolver, AMP, Hails and Horns, Substream and Outburn, “Here With You” appears on the band’s Razorblades and Hand Grenades album due September 25th on Standby Records (Black Veil Brides, Modern Day Escape). The companion music video, directed by Sean Babas, will make its world premiere on BlankTV on June 25 (http://www.blanktv.com/index.php/videos/special-presentations/37-premieres/233-star-city-meltdown-qhere-with-youq).
Standby Records President Neil Sheehan developed the rollout for the single, “Here With You’ seems like the perfect way for Standby Records to kick off the summer! Its addictive hook and passionate lyrics will certainly get stuck in anyone’s head, while its message just oozes the vibe of a typical budding summertime relationship. What better way could we find than to introduce Star City Meltdown to the masses than to offer this excellent song to fans for free? What better way is there to introduce the latest band to our Rock N’ Roll 2.0 movement? Click the link, and Star City Meltdown will be ‘Here With You’.”
Reuniting for round two with former Creed bassist/producer Brett Hestla (Dark New Day, Framing Hanley, Tantric), Razorblades and Hand Grenades is the follow-up to the group’s 2009 release Stick In the Eye which featured the hit single “Ready or Not”.
Star City Meltdown is comprised of singer Brad Dills, guitarist/vocalist Lukas Patterson, bassist Cody Cupp, drummer Dean Andrews Jr. and guitarist Chris Stewart, whom as one of the original members in Black Veil Brides, co-wrote the smash hit “Knives and Pens” which has garnered over 40 million views on You Tube.
Having built a rabid fan base over the past three years while touring with Art of Dying, Saving Abel, Crossfade, Saliva and Korn, Star City Meltdown are locked and loaded to unleash more explosive shows for the remainder of 2012 and well into next year.
STAR CITY MELTDOWN
Jun 27 – Columbus, OH @ O’Sheckys
Jun 28 – Akron, OH @ Ripper Owens Tap House
Jun 29 – Marion, OH @ Tink’s Rock House
Jun 30 – Covington, KY @ Molly Malone’s
Jul 01 – Kent, OH @ Outpost
Jul 04 – Pascagoula, MS @ Thunder’s Tavern
Jul 05 – Columbus, OH @ Soho
Jul 06 – Marietta, GA @ 120 Tavern
Jul 07 – Sheffield, AL @ Sandbar
Jul 27 – Birmingham, AL @ Spirits Of Birmingham Paranormal Fest
Jul 28 – Birmingham, AL @ Spirits Of Birmingham Paranormal Fest
STAR CITY MELTDOWN
Brad Dills – Vocals
Lukas Patterson – Guitars/Vocals
Chris Stewart – Guitars
Cody Cupp – Bass
Dean Andrews Jr. – Drums
Swiss rockers 69 Chambers have released a new video “Cause and Effect” in support of their recently released album, Torque. Check it out!
Over the weekend, I stumbled upon the video below, “Back on Track” from the French rock band, Wild Dawn. This is a pretty cool tune in my opinion. Check it out!
Adrenaline Mob has released another video in support of their album, Omerta! Check out their new clip,” Indifferent” below.
Sixx A.M. have released a new video for their song, “Are You With Me Now”. You can check out that video, as well as “Lies of the Beautiful People” and “Pray For Me” (This Video is Not Safe For Work) below!
Hellyeah has a released a new video for their single, “Band of Brothers”. This is the title track off of the up and coming Band of Brothers CD which is due out July 17th. You can purchase the single from Amazon.com at this link.
Check out the clip below!
Slash’s new video,”You’re A Lie” is finally available. The single has been out for a few weeks now. Slash’s new album, Apocalyptic Love featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators will be released on May 22nd. You can pre-order it from Amazon.com at this link!
CHARM CITY DEVILS–singer John Allen, guitarist Vic Karrera, bassist Anthony Arambula, guitarist Nick Kay and drummer Jason Heiser–has just released the video for the first single, “Man Of Constant Sorrow,” from their forthcoming album, SINS. The album will be released on iTunes and CD Baby April 10 via Fat Lady Music.
The clip was shot in Baltimore and directed by CHARM CITY DEVILS bassist Anthony Arambula.
“Man Of Constant Sorrow” (from the Grammy®-winning soundtrack of the George Clooney Oscar®-nominated film “O Brother, Where Art Thou?”) has been exploding on the Active Rock radio airwaves ever since it was released on January 23. The song has quickly become a Top 10 Most Played smash on such stations as SiriusXM’s “Octane” (currently #9 on their “Big Uns” countdown), 98 Rock (Baltimore), WJJO (Madison), KHTQ (Spokane), KILO (Colorado Springs), KQXR (Boise) and WZBH (Ocean City). Due to the fans’ overwhelming response to the radio airplay, “Man Of Constant Sorrow” has had an impressive 56% increase in sales on iTunes since its release.
You can purchase “Man of Constant Sorrow” from iTunes at this link.
Alt rockers Redlight King have just released an acoustic video for their Top 10 Active Rock Radio hit, “Bullet In My Hand.” The clip was recorded live during an in-studio performance of the song, which comes from the band’s debut album, Something for the Pain, available now on iTunes.
Hamilton’s Redlight King will be sharing the stage this Spring with the likes of Korn, Evanescence, Incubus, Marilyn Manson, Megadeth, Rob Zombie, and Slash at rock festivals this Spring (dates and info below). For more on Redlight King, visit their official site at www.redlightkingmusic.com, as well as their Facebook and Twitter.
5/5 Rockingham, NC – Carolina Rebellion@ Rockingham Speedway
5/18-20 Columbus, OH – Rock on the Range @ Columbus Crew Stadium
5/25-27 Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma! @ Pryor Festival Grounds
After the “Money, Sex & Power“ single that was released in late January, German sleaze heavy rockers KISSIN‘ DYNAMITE now follow up with the second single and video clip, “I Will Be King”.
The album “Money, Sex & Power” will be unleashed on March 23rd, available as CD, ltd. digipak & limited special edition (poker case).
01. Money, Sex & Power
02. I Will Be King
03. Operation supernova
04. Sex Is War
05. Club 27
06. Dinosaurs Are Still Alive
07. She’s A Killer
08. Sleaze Deluxe
10. Six Feet Under
11. My Name Is Hannibal (bonus track on ltd. digipak)
Check out the new video clip “Love Hate Masquerade” from Memphis rockers Surrender the Fall.
Manraze, that powerful trio consisting of Def Leppard’s lead guitarist Phil Collen who also stands front & center on MR lead vocals, the Sex Pistol’s iconic drummer Paul Cook, and Collen’s former Girl band bassist Simon Laffy brings in 2012 with a fast paced tribute for one of Britain’s best and brightest in the world of BSB.
Tommy Hill secured the MCE Insurance British Super Bike Championship title after an epic climax during the 2011 season celebrating an emotional maiden crown at Brands Hatch back in October 2011. His pivotal journey to winning the championship is chronicled in two documentaries created by avid motorbike rider & veteran film maker Mark Sloper. In 2011 Manraze debuted their kinetic single ‘I, Superbiker’, aptly titled after the film, as the theme song for the first half of this electric series of motorbike racing and personal, introspective looks into the lives of the die-hard contenders. Director Mark Sloper continued his emotional chronicle in part 2 of the series “The Showdown: I, Super Biker II” due to be released in 135 theatres across the UK February 21st, 2012. This time around Sloper places an even greater focus on Tommy Hill who lost the 2010 BSB race due to injuries sustained during a crash but manages to triumphantly emerge in the film’s sequel as the 2011 British Super Bike champion winning by 0.006th of a second. Once again Mark approached Manraze about delivering a game-changing anthem that would embody the spirit of the British super bike racers.
Manraze’s new energetic rock/dance track ‘Take On The World’ featuring newcomer Debbi Blackwell-Cook, is a tribute written for the strength & unmoving dedication Tommy Hill put forth to win the 2011 BSB championship. Phil Collen states, “Tommy’s been through the ringer. I love stories about people overcoming such adversity. Writing this song for him was a no-brainer. Check out his history. We really admire him.” The song & video due for release and distribution by Primary Wave Music will be available worldwide for download via I-tunes starting February 7th, 2012.
iTunes Link: “Take On The World”
Check out the “Take On the World” video clip below!
I received an email from this Swedish quartet, Love Handles. I thought this was a strange name for a band, but their new video “Save Your Soul” flat-out rocks! Check it out!
If you would like to hear more samples from Love Handles, check out the band’s website.
Los Angeles rockers ModelSaint have released a new video clip “Starin Down A Loaded Barrel” in support of their up and coming album Into The Dirt. When you visit the band’s Facebook page, you can get three free downloads of the band’s songs “Starin Down A Loaded Barrel”, “The Devil is Real” and “Powerless”! Check ‘em out!!
Check out the new video clip, “Road Warrior” from the Aussie metal band, Pegazus. “Road Warrior” is from the band’s album, In Metal We Trust, available here!
Brand New Album “Buena Vodka Social Club” will be released in January 2012 in North America
The legendary LENINGRAD COWBOYS have released a new music video for their track “Gimme Your Sushi”. The track is taking from their forthcoming release “Buena Vodka Social Club” which is scheduled for a January 17, 2012 release.
The band released a video a few backs for the single”All We Need is Love”, which can be viewed HERE.
Once known from Aki Kaurismäki’s movies as “the ultimate cult band”, the band’s worldwide respected for their unique live shows. During their 20 plus years, they have performed more than 1000 shows in more than 60 countries. They have produced massive joint concerts with the Red Army Choir, confused audiences at the MTV Music Awards and performed with classical orchestras and played in hundreds of festivals and clubs.
The new album shows a band at the height of their powers and this is their first studio album with original songs since 2000. “Buena Vodka Social Club” is not an ordinary album in any way. It has influences and flavors from many different genres, all mixed into a soup that only this band knows how to cook.
The current line-up consists of:
Ville Tuomi : Lead Vocals
Sakke Järvenpää : Vocals
Varre Vartiainen : Guitar
Pauli Hauta-aho : Guitar
Timo Tolonen : Bass
Sami Järvinen : Drums
Okke Komulainen : Keyboards, Accordion
Tume Uusitalo : Vocals, Guitar
Pemo Ojala : Trumpet, Mitten
Pope Puolitaival : Saxophone
Jay Kortehisto : Trombone
Anna Sainila : Dancer, Vocals
Hanna Moisala : Dancer, Vocals
Live dates are currently being set up to promote the album in European territories late 2011 and early 2012 more shows, covering various territories, are about to follow.
For more info visit
Bang Tango’s new CD, Pistol Whipped in the Bible Belt is now available via the band’s website. Check out their new video clip,”Live Life” below!
Any time a new album is released that causes fists to fly in the crisp night air, legs to pump at Olympic athletic speed, and rock screams to unleash in howling yowls, it has to be grand. Megadeth’s latest album Th1rt3en is exactly that. Once again, Dave Mustaine and company came to the party and showed all the other so-called metal bands how heavy metal is meant to played. It’s just one of the many reasons why Megadeth is as high in the hard rocking ranks as bands like Metallica, Iron Maiden, and WASP.
Th1rt3en is an amazing collection of blistering metal songs for those who love to bang their heads, or just feel the energy that heavy metal music brings. With bassist Dave Ellefson providing a signature classic sound to the bass lines, Megadeth has taken their music creation to the next level. Galloping bass lines dominate Thirt3en and provide a steady backdrop along with Shawn Drover’s incredible drums, keeping the rhythm section sturdy.
Overlaying the phenomenal combination of bass and drums is some stellar guitar work by both Dave Mustaine and Chris Broderick. Broderick and Mustaine not only remind us what guitar solos are, they also remind us why we love them so much. Songs like “New World Order” and “Fast Lane” feature blazing solos that scream magnificence. It would be pure pleasure to see these amazing solos performed in concert. The wizardry that Mustaine and Broderick highlight in their effective finger picking mastery is nothing short of astonishing. If every guitarist focused this much time and effort into their song crafting, the metal world would be a much better place.
What’s most interesting about Megadeth’s Th1rt3en is how the second half of the album is so much greater than the first. Upon spinning the first five songs of the record, I was worried that we had a dud on our hands. It’s not that the opening five tracks are horrible (except maybe “Guns, Drugs, & Money” – which is a bad song), but they aren’t up to the excellence that comes later. The beginning of the album had me concerned. Fortunately, Megadeth showed that they still know how to rock like no one else’s business beginning with the sixth cut of the record, “Never Dead.”
Themes of fast, muscle cars tearing down the highway, women destroying the well made niche of man, and the over-involvement of government in the daily life of citizens all run rampant throughout the record. Constructed as only the genius of Megadeth could, the band has compiled lyrics on topics that make the listener think and perhaps want to learn a little bit more about their country and their place in politics. If that wasn’t enough for the average fan, the band threw in some songs about hot babes and slick driving machines. All walks of life are covered and all parties get to go home happy.
Thirt3en is one of Megadeth’s strongest albums to date. At this stage of their career, the band could have phoned it in, released a record of re-recorded material, or decided to try some experimental path, but they didn’t. They instead decided to focus and produce an album worthy of the fans and the band’s moniker. Make no mistake about it— Th1rt3en is a lucky number if you are a Megadeth fan.
Rating: Out of 10
Notable Tracks: New World Order, Fast Lane, 13
- Sudden Death
- Public Enemy No. 1
- Whose Life (Is It Anyways?)
- We The People
- Guns, Drugs, & Money
- Never Dead
- New World Order
- Fast Lane
- Black Swan
- Millennium Of The Blind
- Deadly Nightshade
Dave Mustaine – Lead Vocals, Lead and Rhythm Guitars
Chris Broderick – Lead and Rhythm Guitars
Dave Ellefson – Bass Guitar
Shawn Drover – Drums
MARTYR is a pure Heavy Metal force from the Netherlands. During the five years that MARTYR was alive and kicking (1982-1987), the band released two albums that are considered cult in the Metal scene of today! ‘For The Universe’ (1985) and ‘Darkness At Time’s Edge’ (1986) are classic Metal, a delight for those who love strong melodies, speedy riffs and a high level of technicality.
In those years, MARTYR appeared on compilation albums from Roadrunner and Metal Blade, was voted Holland’s best new metal band in Aardschok magazine, has toured with several international acts and appeared on Sky Channel’s Monsters Of Rock.
MARTYR disbanded in 1987, but reunited in 2001 to play the Heavy Metal Maniacs festival. Four years later, the band revived almost the complete 1982 line up to play the Headbangers Open Air and Keep It True festival. The flame has been burning again and the band continued to play live ever since. December 2008 MARTYR supported US Shock Rockers Lizzy Borden on their European tour. But also in 2009 and 2010 MARTYR hit the European stages supporting great acts like Flotsam and Jetsam, Vicious Rumors, Jaguar, Evergrey a.o.
In 2009 the first new MARTYR record in almost 25 years has been released. That’s when the new EP ‘Fear’ was coupled with a re-release of the classic ‘For The Universe’ album as a double digipack entitled ‘Fear The Universe’ on Rusty Cage Records (RCR0017).
In 2010 and 2011 MARTYR re-entered the studio between the live shows, by working on the successor for ‘Fear’. A complete new album called ‘Circle Of 8′, which will be released by Metal Blade Records in November 2011 worldwide, will be a significant impulse in MARTYR‘s revival. And by signing with Metal Blade again, the clan is back home!
‘Circle Of 8′ contains 11 new tracks and one oldie and fans favourite, ‘Speed Of Samurai’, which has been re recorded.
Check out Martyr’s new video “Circle of 8″ below.
Track listing Circle Of 8:
3. Art Of Deception
4. Circle Of 8
5. All Warriors Bleed
6. The Uninvited
7. Insensible Scream
8. Scene Of Hell
10. Justified Killing
12. Speed Of Samurai
‘Circle Of 8′ is out now Worldwide!
Rick Bouwman – Guitars
Wilfried Broekman – Drums
Rop van Haren – Vocals
Marcel Heesakkers- Guitars
Toine van der Linden- Bass
German rockers The New Black released their sophomore effort, Better in Black last January without much fanfare. I dig these guys, and I think you will to. Their videos “The King I Was” and “Ballad of Broken Angels are definitely worth another look. Check ‘em out!
Five Finger Death Punch have just released an exclusive behind the scenes look at the making of the video for their current single “Under and Over It.” Fans can check out the clip here: guvera.com/fivefingerdeathpunch
Guitarist Zoltan Bathory spoke about the making of the video, “We wanted to hit a pretty sarcastic tone with it, so it looks like a typical big cock rock video, but in a tongue in cheek way. We put all the “big-time video” cliches in it except for the booty shake…or maybe we even got that, I don’t remember.”
“Under and Over It” is the #1 rated song at Active Rock Radio and 5FDP’s eighth straight Top Ten hit, and is featured on the band’s 3rd studio album, American Capitalist which is available everywhere on October 11th. You can pre-order the album on iTunes and Amazon now- ARTISTdirect calls it “the best hard rock/ metal album of the year.”
Rogue Male has released a new video “Liar” that was directed by Kris McManus.
Rogue Male is:
Jim Lyttle – vocals, guitar
John Binnie – guitar
Phil Clark – bass
Larry Paterson – drums
For more information on Rogue Male, and to score a free download of “Liar” please visit the band’s website.
Evanescence has a new self titled album coming out October 11th. Check out their brand new video “What You Want” below!
Bush’s latest effort, Sea of Memories will be released this Tuesday, September 13th. Check out the first clip from the new album, “The Sound of Winter” below!
Sixx A.M. have released a video for the title track of their new CD, “This is Gonna Hurt”. Check it out!
Supagroup has released a new video for the title track of their recently released CD, Hail! Hail!. This video features Dash Rip Rock’s Bill Davis and Trent Ortega. Check out the video clip below!
Like what you hear? You can stream Supagroup’s new album, Hail! Hail! at this link. Check it out!!