Black Tide have just completed a tour of North America and Europe opening for Avenged Sevenfold and will continue life on the road as they approach the release of their debut album, Light From Above. The band can be seen with All That Remains and Chimaira in February and March and on the Mayhem Tour with Slipknot and Disturbed this summer.
The heavily anticipated release from the hard rocking band will hit stores March 18th, 2008.
As Black Tide gear up for more touring and their new album, you can gear up too. The band and Hard Rock Hideout are giving you the chance to win a Dean MLX guitar, a Schecter Stiletto Studio-4 bass, a Pearl Joey Jordison model steel snare and a Coffin Case bass case.
The full length album, Light From Above, hits stores March 2008.
Congratulations to the Winners of Super Bowl XLII , The New York Giants!
PHOENIX, Arizona (AFP) — Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers rocked Super Bowl 42 Sunday, joining an elite list of pop legends to lend themselves in recent years to the National Football League’s title extravaganza.The venerable US band, who launched their career with the their self-titled debut album in 1976, opened the 12-minute set with “American Girl,” as a neon-ringed arrow wheeled from one end of the field to join with a brightly lit heart-shaped stage and form their logo.
Fans responded enthusiastically to the chance for some audience participation with flashlights in the darkened stadium as the band launched into “I Won’t Back Down”, “Free Falling” and “Running Down a Dream.”
Looking ahead to the gig, in which he follows in the recent footsteps of U2, Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones and Prince, Rock and Roll Hall-of-Famer Petty had said he wasn’t thinking about the vastness of the audience.
The game was being broadcast in 223 countries and territories and 30 languages.
“A lot is just trying to remember the next chord,” said Petty, who added he would just try to entertain the crowd at the 70,500-seat University of Phoenix Stadium in suburban Glendale, the home of the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals.
In the build-up to the big game, New England coach Bill Belichick had said he’d have Tom Petty on his playlist before the game.
“It has never kept anyone from winning,” Petty said.
Pre-game festivities were highlighted by rhythm and blues star Alicia Keys, while Jordin Sparks, the 2007 winner of the “American Idol” talent-show TV series, sang the national anthem in her hometown.
Sparks’ father, Phillipi Sparks, was a Giants cornerback in eight of his nine NFL seasons, but never played in a Super Bowl.
“He’s glad one of us made it,” she said.
In 1997, Judas Priest guitarist, Glenn Tipton released his first solo CD.
While strolling through the used music bin the other day, I managed to find the remastered copy of the disc, that was released by Atlantic in 2006.
The reissue of this disc contains two additional bonus tracks Himalaya and New Breed.
On this album, Tipton handles all of the vocals and guitar work. Glenn gets some help by a star studded cast of musicians on this record including Robert Trujillo (Metallica), Brooks Wackerman (Bad4Good, Bad Religion, KORN), Shannon Larkin (Godsmack), Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big), Cozy Powell (R.I.P.), Don Airey (Deep Purple), John Entwistle (The Who) and Whitfield Crane (Ugly Kid Joe, Another Animal).
Tipton’s vocals wont set the world on fire, but the guitar work on this record is superb. His vocals are certainly influenced by Rob Halford, but Tipton doesn’t have the same range. All of the tracks were written by Tipton, with the exception of the Rolling Stones cover, Paint It Black. The music on this record doesn’t stray very far from Judas Priest’s style of heavy metal.
If you can get past Tipton’s vocals, you might find Baptizm of Fire to your liking. Baptizm of Fire started growing on me after repeated listens. My favorite cuts on this disc are Hard Core, Extinct, and The Healer.
Judas Priest fans need to check out Baptizm of Fire. If you haven’t heard this one before, it might help tide you over until the new J.P. release, Nostradamus gets here!
Rating: Out of 10
1. Hard Core (Remastered LP Version)
2. Paint It Black (Remastered LP Version)
3. Enter The Storm (Remastered LP Version)
4. Fuel Me Up (Remastered LP Version)
5. Extinct (Remastered LP Version)
6. Baptizm Of Fire (Remastered LP Version)
7. The Healer (Remastered LP Version)
8. Cruise Control (Remastered LP Version)
9. Kill Or Be Killed (Remastered LP Version)
10. Voodoo Brother (Remastered LP Version)
11. Left For Dead (Remastered LP Version)
12. Himalaya (Remastered Promo Single)
13. New Breed (Previously Unreleased)
Baptizm of Fire has the following musicians:
Glen Tipton – Guitars and Vocals
Whitfield Crane – Additional Vocals (Voodoo Brother)
Robert Trujillo – Bass (Hard Core, Paint It Black, Voodoo Brother)
C.J. de Villar – Bass (Enter the Storm, Fuel Me Up, Cruise Control,
Kill or Be Killed, Left For Dead)
Billy Sheehan – Bass (Extinct, Baptizm of Fire)
John Entwistle – Bass (The Healer)
Brooks Wackerman – Drums (Hard Core, Paint It Black, Voodoo Brother)
Shannon Larkin – Drums (Enter the Storm, Fuel Me Up, Cruise Control,
Kill or Be Killed, Left for Dead)
Cozy Powell – Drums (Extinct, Baptiszm of Fire, The Healer)
Don Airey – Organ (Baptizm of Fire)