Swedish rockers BADMOUTH have just released their self-titled debut album through indie label Romulus X Records.
Forged in the furnace of the European rock scene, BADMOUTH has captured the attention of fans around the world, and the eye of industry pros even before the release of their first album. The guys wanted to write rock tunes that stood out from the rest, drawing on the classic rock roots of bands like Dokken, AC/DC, Guns and Roses and Aerosmith, that have been lost in the drone of today´s rock music.
Tom, Chris, Randy, Mike and Rick realized that their job didn´t end with writing their music, it had to be recorded and produced by the right people. Their self-titled debut album was produced at Fortrocks Studio in California by the renowned producer Paul Sabu. The end result? An album that hooks rock and roll junkies with an addictive mix of driving beats, rich vocals and tons of attitude.
TRACKLIST BADMOUTH :
1. Pedal To The Metal
2. Kick It Up
3. Cocaine Girl
4. The Last Train
5. Dance Little Sister
6. El Diablo
8. Hell Tonight
9. … And Take Your Toothbrush With You
5 samples can be listened to for streaming at the bands MySpace : www.myspace.com/badmouthswe
Yesterday, I stumbled upon this older picture of Angus Young.
I thought to myself, wow…this looks oddly familiar. Then I flipped through a picture I took of Joel O’Keefe from Airbourne. The resemblance in the two pictures is uncanny.
For whatever reason, I never caught the resemblance between Airbourne’s Joel O’Keefe and AC/DC’s Angus Young.
Before the Mayhem festival in Indianapolis in August, I have never had the opportunity to see Slipknot live. I knew they had a pretty awesome fan base, but I had no idea what to expect from their live show.
The Verizon Wireless Center was packed to the gills, after Disturbed got everyone charged up with their live show, a short 30 minutes later Slipknot took the stage. The show opened in complete darkness. Not a light to be seen on the stage. Everyone with a lighter or cell phone had this venue illuminated. The stands and lawn were packed with bodies every where you could see. It had to look pretty awesome from the stage, as it was very cool from where I was standing.
Slipknot’s set was a heavy as hell, high energy, but extremely entertaining set.
The set list was as follows:Danger- Keep Away, Surfacing, The Blister Exists, Get This, Spit It Out, Before I Forget, Disasterpiece, Pychosocial, The Heretic’s Anthem, Prosthetics, Duality, All Hope Is Gone, People = Shit, and an encore with (Sic).
(#8) Corey Taylor can go from a normal melodic vocal to a heavy death metal scream in the blink of an eye, and he does it well.
Slipknot is the only band I have ever seen to use three drummers. (#1) Joey Jordinson crushes on his traditional drum kit, while (#6) Shawn “The Clown” Crahan and (#3) Chris Fehn both play their own custom percussion, as well as marching band style drums during some songs.
(#5) Craig Jones new mask kind of cracked me up. For whatever reason, he reminded me of a muppet when he was headbanging back from his sampler.
The encore with (Sic) was extremely cool as (#1) Joey Jordinson’s drums kits came up on a riser and moved around. The last time I saw anything remotely like this, it was during Motley Crue’s Girls, Girls, Girls tour from 1987.
This video isn’t mine, but it was too cool not to show you.
The lights, the stage, the masks and the metal all added to the show that Slipknot put on. I must admit that I have never seen a metal show like this one, and I absolutely loved it. I am not the biggest Slipknot fan, but I would definitely go see these guys again if they came near me. No metalhead should miss Slipknot’s live show. Even if you aren’t a fan of the music, you should go for the experience. Slipknot puts on one hell of a great concert.
I hope you enjoy the videos below!
Sister Sin just got confirmed for the “UNITE & CONQUER” US Tour with OTEP, ILL NINO & WALLS OF JERICHO!
The U.S. Tour Dates are as follows:
Oct 27 2008 8:00P Bourbon St. New Port Richie, Florida
Oct 28 2008 8:00P Masquerade Atlanta, Georgia
Oct 30 2008 8:00P Ground Zero Spartanburg, South Carolina
Oct 31 2008 8:00P Hooligans Jacksonville, North Carolina
Nov 1 2008 8:00P Jesters Fayetteville, North Carolina
Nov 2 2008 8:00P Starland Ballroom Sayreville, New Jersey
Nov 4 2008 8:00P Blender @ Gramercy Theater New York, New York
Nov 5 2008 8:00P Crocodile Rock Allentown, Pennsylvania
Nov 6 2008 8:00P Webster Theatre Hartford, Connecticut
Nov 7 2008 8:00P Sonar Baltimore, Maryland
Nov 8 2008 8:00P Al Rosa Villa Columbus, Ohio
Nov 9 2008 8:00P Hayloft Liquor Stand Mt. Clemmens, Michigan
Nov 11 2008 8:00P Peabodys Cleveland, Ohio
Nov 12 2008 8:00P Pearl Room Mokena, Illinois
Nov 14 2008 8:00P Pierre’s Ft. Wayne, Indiana
Nov 15 2008 8:00P Intersection Grand Rapids, Michigan
Nov 16 2008 8:00P Pop’s Sauget, Illinois
Nov 17 2008 8:00P Village Little Rock, Arkansas
Nov 18 2008 8:00P Scout Bar Beaumont, Texas
Nov 20 2008 8:00P Scout Bar San Antonio, Texas
Nov 21 2008 8:00P Scout Bar Houston, Texas
Nov 22 2008 8:00P Ridglea Theater Dallas, Texas
Nov 23 2008 8:00P Tequila Jungle Lubbock, Texas
Nov 25 2008 8:00P Gators Farmington, New Mexico
Nov 26 2008 8:00P Black Sheep Colorado Springs, Colorado
Nov 28 2008 8:00P Jillians Las Vegas, Nevada
Nov 30 2008 8:00P The Key Club Los Angeles, California
The following article was posted on Blabbermouth this after noon:
TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider, whose manager apparently also works with Robert Plant, has told MuchMoreMusic’s Matt Wells that LED ZEPPELIN members Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and Jason Bonhman have tapped ALTER BRIDGE singer Myles R. Kennedy to sing with them on the road tour if Plant refuses to join them for the much-rumored ZEPPELIN reunion tour. “They’re saying [to Robert], ‘We’re all rehearsed, we’re ready to go, here’s a gazillion dollars on the table,” Snider told MuchMoreMusic. “If you don’t do it, we’re going out with this kid. And he can sing the shit out of ZEPPELIN.’ And they’re gonna, like, hope that Robert, at the last minute, will go, ‘OK,’ and step in, before having the lead singer of ALTER BRIDGE out with John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and Jason Bonham.”
A short video clip of Snider talking to MuchMoreMusic about the possibility of Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and Jason Bonhman touring with ALTER BRIDGE singer Myles R. Kennedy can be found at this location.
Plant recently shot down reports that he has signed on to team up with LED ZEPPELIN for a reunion tour. In a message posted on his web site, the singer said that he had no road plans after his recent tour with Alison Krauss, which wrapped on October 5 in Saratoga, Florida.
The message read in part: “Robert has no intention whatsoever of touring with anyone for at least the next two years. Contrary to a spate of recent reports, Robert Plant will not be touring or recording with LED ZEPPELIN. Anyone buying tickets online to any such event will be buying bogus tickets.”
Plant himself was quoted as saying, “It’s both frustrating and ridiculous for this story to continue to rear its head when all the musicians that surround the story are keen to get on with their individual projects and move forward. I wish Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and Jason Bonham nothing but success with any future projects.”
Page, Jones and Bonham have reportedly been rehearsing with a series of other vocalists, including Kennedy. There has been no official announcement as to whether the band is planning to tour or record together without Plant’s involvement.
HRH Comment: I like Alter Bridge a lot, and I think Myles Kennedy is a pretty good singer. Is Led Zeppelin a little too big for Mr. Kennedy?! It wouldn’t be the first major band to replace their lead singer (i.e. Van Halen, AC/DC, Motley Crue), and it certainly won’t be the last. While I don’t think this lineup will work, this would hopefully be the final straw to get Robert Plant to agree to do the reunion tour.
Here is Myles Kennedy in his brief moment in the movie, Rockstar.
WEDNESDAY 13 MEETS MIKE
MONROE AT IN-STORE SIGNING
Its a meeting of the frontmen, as WEDNESDAY (Wednesday 13) and MIKE MONROE (Hanoi Rocks) plan to appear at COVENT GARDENS FOPP RECORDS for a one off in-store signing.
The event will take place on Thursday 30th October 2008, the night before their joint Halloween spectacular at the London Astoria.
The signing will feature an EXCLUSIVE RELEASE of Wednesday 13s F**K IT, WELL DO IT LIVE DVD, which is being released as the first installment of GLOBAL MUSICS LIVE&LOUD COLLECTION.
A limited number of the Wednesday 13 Live DVD will be available at the signing, so get their early to get your hands on a copy before anyone else, otherwise youll have to wait until the official release on November 10th 2008.
Also available, will be the re-release of the Hanoi Rocks, LIMITED EDITION STREET POETRY DIGI-PACK.
The signing will begin at 6pm. Fans are welcome to just turn up on the evening.
Fopp Covent Garden, 1 Earlsham Street, London, WC2H 9LL – 020 7379 0883
Kelly Keeling from the bands Baton Rouge and MSG handles the vocals on all tracks with the exception of the song, ‘Gladrags & Limozenes” which features another former MSG front man, Robin McAuley.
On this disc you also have appearances by George Lynch (Dokken), and Chris Poland (Megadeth). This is a short CD, only clocking in at 28 minutes in length. It is a very good 28 minutes, and well worth your time.
I have always liked Kelly Keeling’s vocals, and he sounds great here. The disc starts off with the title track, “Long Live Me“. This song is a very cool rocker that has a pretty impressive solo by Gus G. from Firewind.
George Lynch provides the guitar solos on “Halo”, and funny enough, this sounds just like a Lynch Mob song, albeit a very good one.
On the tune “Evil” , Screamin’ Lords guitarist Jason Gile proves to have some pretty impressive guitar chops himself.
Former Megadeth axeman Chris Poland dishes out the guitar solos on “Fire In The Blue Sky”. This is easily my favorite song on “Long Live Me”. It is good to hear Poland playing again, and although his part on this album is minimal, his guitar work is excellent.
Remember the classic Fastway tune “Say What You Will“? The Screamin’ Lords cover it here, and do a good job with it. Their version is very true to the original song.
Robin McAuley takes over the lead vocals on “Gladrags & Limozenes” This is a cool upbeat tune, and one of the highlights on this CD.
Although this disc is short, it is good. Hopefully with CD #2 the guests will be fewer so the true talent of The Screamin’ Lords can shine.
The Screamin Lords are:
Jose Ferro – Bassist
Dustin Boyer – Guitar
Jason Gile – Guitar
Chris Collier – Drummer
Kelly Keeling (TSO, MSG, Baton Rouge) – Vocals
Robin McAuley (Survivor, MSG) – Lead Vocals
George Lynch (Lynch Mob, Dokken, Souls of We)- Lead Guitar
Chris Poland (Ohm, Megadeth)- Lead Guitar
Gus G. (Firewind, Dream Evil) – Lead Guitar
Loren Molinare (Little Caesar) – Rhythm Guitar
Ok, we’ll admit it. We’re already on record hailing Tesla. Just check out the back of their recent DVD “Comin’ Atcha Live! 2008” and you’ll see what we mean. Tesla’s blistering live, plugged-in performance recently on ROCKLINE was one of the best we’ve ever had in the twenty-seven year history of our show. This year has been the busiest in the eighteen year history of the Sacramento based band. It’s hard to believe they disbanded for six years at the end of the 90’s to the beginning of this millennium; because with the release on October 7th of their brand new album it is very apparent this is absolutely the best music they’ve even created. Maybe that layoff was just what the doctor ordered. Every single song is outstanding and worthy of airplay. But broadcast need not concern you as all that is needed is to load “Forever More” into your MP3 or CD player and let it rip. What’s really astonishing about this new collection of songs is the fact that you want to hear every single one again the moment it ends. That’s the hallmark of a really good album and there’s absolutely no drop off from one song to the next. It will be our absolute pleasure to welcome Jeff Keith, Frank Hannon and Brian Wheat to our next show, to play as many songs as we possibly can and to have them tell you all about them. It’s as if their whole career has been pointing to this album, an album to enjoy forever more. They began writing in January and the results are about to be made public.
The band is currently on tour (we know, what a surprise) and you can locate all the dates at TeslaTheBand.com We’re not sure how many of the new songs they have incorporated into their set, but we’d be happy to hear them play the entire new album live. Not only is it a great experience as a fan to hear music of this quality, but imagine what a jolt of electricity this must be for the band to have songs like this become part of their arsenal. If any band knows what to do with a jolt of electricity, it’s Tesla. Jeff has never sung better, Frank absolutely shreds on guitar, Brian and Troy are locked into a wicked sounding rhythm section and Dave’s contribution surely must be part of why this is working so well.
We’ve raved enough, now it’s time to deliver and let you decide for yourself. Our money is on Tesla knocking your socks off on the next ROCKLINE!
I am not sure where the following video came from, but I stumbled on the following video last night on Youtube. Enjoy!
Frontiers Records is pleased to launch the release of ECLIPTICA debut album “Impetus” on December 5th 2008.
ECLIPTICA is a Heavy Metal band from Austria founded by guitarist Markus Winkler in 2005. He put together a line-up with six members in total, together with the other guitar player Bernie Scholz, Thomas Tieber and Elisabeth Fangmeyer on vocals, plus Florian Thür and Roman Klomfar on bass and drums respectively. ECLIPTICA soon started to write songs and in April 2007 released their critically acclaimed first Ep “The Awakening” in front of 500 people at Planet Music Vienna. During the promotion for the Ep, ECLIPTICA won the “Metal Battle Austria 2007” contest and played a live set at the world famous “WACKEN OPEN AIR” in Germany, not forgetting that they have also landed a support slot for the major US-Prog Metal gods SYMPHONY X.
In January 2008 the band entered the Hinterhof Studios in Vienna to record their first full length album “Impetus”, which is now being released on the international markets by Frontiers Records. The word “Impetus” stands for Power, Speed and Energy just like the sound of these 10 songs delivered on the album. Straight through without orchestral arrangements ECLIPTICA reduced their songs to a rough and powerful but still melodic feel.
The music of ECLIPTICA is defined in their musical roots: blending the traditional Heavy Metal of the 80’s together with intricate rhythms and Progressive elements from all decades. The songwriting however is very personal and original, thus making them instantly recognizable thanks to the use of two vocalists and to the classical music elements that are incorporated in their songs. Theatrical elements and an eclectic songwriting complete the picture of a very gifted band that is now ready to be unleashed.
The first time I heard Wednesday 13 was a song called “Your Mother Sucks C**k in Hell” from Metal Sludge’s compilation “Now That’s What I Call Sludge”. I listened to the song and pretty much forgot about Wednesday 13, until a couple of weeks ago. A co-worker was playing “Fang Bang” at work at first I thought it was Stevie Rachelle. Boy was I wrong!
Although he does sound a lot like Stevie Rachelle his songs are closer to mid 80’s Alice Cooper than Tuff and like Cooper back then it sounds like Wednesday is having fun singing about American Werewolves, Haddonfield (Home of Halloween’s Michael Myers), and partying at Crystal Lake waiting for Jason Voorhees to pay a visit on “Till Death Do Us Party”.
If Wednesday is having fun singing you can’t help but have fun listening. Honestly how many times can you say you had a smile on your face singing along to a song called “Happily Ever Cadaver”? I’m guessing not to many.
But that is exactly what you will end up doing listening to “Fang Bang” and there are plenty more songs to go along with the ones already mentioned like ” My Home Sweet Homicide”, “Too Much Blood”, and “Curse of Me”. In today’s day and age it is nice to hear an artist having fun and not taking themselves too seriously and that is what you get with Wednesday 13 a guy singing fun Horror Punk wrapped in 80’s hard rock. “Fang Bang” is not going change the world or pave the way for a new rock-n-roll revolution. But for what it is “Fang Bang” is a pretty good album and most of all fun record, the perfect soundtrack for Halloween.
You can buy a copy of Fang Bang, at this link.
1. Morgue Than Words
2. American Werewolves In London
3. My Home Sweet Homicide
4. Faith In The Devil
5. Happily Ever Cadaver
6. Curse Of Me
8. Too Much Blood
9. Till Death Do Us Party
10. Buried With Children
11. Kill You Before You Kill Me
12. Die Sci-Fi
13. Burn The Flames (Bonus Track)
Wednesday 13 is:
Wednesday 13 – lead vocals and guitars
Jamie Hoover – bass, background vocals, guitar, organ
Ghastly – drums, percussion
Kid Kid – background vocals
“The Way It is” is the third single off of Tesla’s second album, The Great Radio Controversy. Check out the video below.
Tesla’s new CD, Forever More is in stores today! Go Get It!!
Go to THIS LINK to Register for Free Tickets
Having just released the leadoff single, “Gotta Be Somebody,” from their highly-anticipated new studio album Dark Horse, Nickelback has more exciting news for their Los Angeles fans. The unstoppable multi-platinum rockers will now perform a very special free mini-concert at The Forum on Sunday, October 12th as part of a video shoot.
The show starts at 4:00 PM (doors open at 3:00 PM).
The band will play several songs live and record a commercial video shoot featuring their new hit single, “Gotta Be Somebody.”
Go to THIS LINK to register for free tickets and be entered to win an autographed guitar. Please note that there is a 10 ticket limit per order.
Parking is free.
Dark Horse is set for release on November 18th on Roadrunner Records. The album was co-produced by Nickelback and famed rock producer Mutt Lange (AC/DC, Def Leppard).
This exclusive mini-concert is a sneak-peek at Nickelback’s next tour.
The group plans to embark on a worldwide trek next year in support of Dark Horse.
Want some new music to fill your MP3 player? Thrillz (featuring Ted Bullet from the band Thunderhead) have made six of their songs available for download for free on their myspace page. Go get them at this link!
In conjunction with the release of their debut album in July, Scandinavian
melodic metal act Black Succubi sets out on their first UK tour this November. The tour is presented by SLW Promotions and Two Side Moon in UK as a follow up to the very positive British press regarding Black Succubi’s debut album.
“We’re very excited about this tour”, tells guitar player and founding member Thomas Pedersen,”it’s what we’re in it for; composing, rehearsing, recording, and touring. Playing live on a London stage Saturday night is definitely a dream come true, and we are honoured and very happy about the support and this opportunity to rock with the metal fans in UK”.
Nov 16, Thatched House, Stockport
Nov 17, tba (open for booking)
Nov 18, Monto Water Rats, London
Nov 20, The Salutation Inn, Nottingham
Nov 21, The Duke of Neath, Neath
Nov 22, BH2 Bridge House, London – supporting Joe Stump (US)
Nov 23, Scruffy Murphy’s, Birmingham
Black Succubi is a Copenhagen, Denmark based melodic metal act by present and former members of IronFire, Fate, Sons of Tomorrow and PitchBlack. Black Succubi’s debut album is independently released through digital downloading only and have received numerous and very supporting reviews from internet webzines and magazines internationally.
Visit www.blacksuccubi.dk for music samples, biography, photos and video.
We like to invite certain guests to join us a couple of times for each album, if it’s warranted, of course. Having a successful album will go a long way toward making that happen. Hey, we’ll even go three deep if there’s a live performance involved. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. It’s hard to believe it was last March when Theory of a Deadman joined us for the national radio debut of “Scars and Souvenirs”. We must have been having fun because the time has certainly flown.
During that time, Theory has enjoyed the most successful period of their rapidly growing career. It took a band the caliber of Metallica to recently knock “Bad Girlfriend” out of the number one slot on the rock radio charts. It now occupies the number two hole (behind some heavyweight company) and has charted for 20 consecutive weeks. All this comes on the heels of “So Happy”, which enjoyed similar success and a top two chart posting. But chart numbers are only a tiny measure of what an album is all about and “Scars and Souvenirs” shows the depth and breadth that are the hallmarks of good old Rock & Roll.
The album is perfectly balanced with a range of emotions: anger, humor, betrayal, turmoil, resolution and resolve, just to log a few. And if there’s anything Theory has gotten better at with each release it’s making sure their music sticks in your head. On this third album, they’re making the creation of good songs seem like anyone could do it, because their music feels natural and just right. But if anyone could we’d all be doing it, right?
Theory is in the midst of a full blown tour right now…they’re full fledged headliners now. You can find all of the dates at TheoryofADeadman.com and on their My Space site as well. We will catch up with the Vancouver, BC based band in the Midwest, Michigan specifically, and see if there have been any major changes since they joined us half of a year ago. We’re expecting the entire band to join us to talk about their music, take your calls and play some songs on the radio for you. We’ve welcomed Canadian bands to ROCKLINE for as long as we can remember and there seems to be a common trait, they’re all polite and tend to be stand up guys. (They must hate hearing that but it’s true.) We had one of the most legendary “north of the border” bands of all time join us and they were asked about exactly that and simply replied, “We’re nice Canadian lads, we’re taught to be that way”. They apparently learn well, but just because the guys in Theory are decent folks doesn’t mean they’re boring or uninteresting. It just means it’s highly unlikely you’ll be seeing them on the police blotter or on the next TMZ, which means we can talk about their music. That’s why we’ve invited them back, they make good music and that’s reason enough.
Join us for Theory of A Deadman, the whole band, exclusively on the next ROCKLINE! Click below for your local schedule!
STARTING TONIGHT AND ALL THIS WEEK! The Biggest Party of the Year! SAMMY HAGAR’S BIRTHDAY BASH!
Live Concerts from the Cabo Wabo Cantina!
Beginning tonight, you can hear Sammy Live from the Cantina
on Cabo Wabo Radio!
Every year the streets of Cabo San Lucas are packed, fans stand in line for 24 hours to get tickets, and it’s always Sold Out! Don’t miss any of the action.
Join Celebrity Guest DJ, CHAMPTOWN aka BIG Champy Champ! 7 to midnight Mountain Time beginning TONIGHT for all the LIVE action.
Thousands of fans who can’t get in stand in the streets to watch the action on projection screens on the walls of the Cantina, but you can hear it all LIVE on Cabo Wabo Radio!
Hear Sammy Hagar Live Tonight, and again Wednesday October 8th,
Thursday October 9th, Saturday October 11th,
and on his Birthday, the OFFICIAL BIRTHDAY BASH CELEBRATION
Monday October 13th!
There’ll be surprise guest stars in concert and hundreds of special guests from around the world.
It’s High Energy Rock Radio Smuggled Across the border from Mexico and you can hear it at http://www.cabowaboradio.com and on iTunes.
As always, check out the music at http://www.cabowaboradio.com !!! Every week dozens of new songs are added and the mix continues to be refreshed and refined. We’re out to build the greatest rock radio station on Earth.
It’s All UP, All Rock, All Party, All the Time. It’s “Rock Radio the Way God Intended It!!”
On Sept. 23rd 2008, a rock band took matters into its own hands and released a record on its own imprint. Black Sun by Ra, a band that has scanned over 350,000 CDs since 2002, has made waves both in the quality of the new album and the efficient way it was produced and promoted.
With the lead single, “Broken Hearted Soul”, Ra and its new imprint, Sahaja Music Records, managed to get a double feature on the iTunes rock homepage and downloaded 8,000 singles by album launch.
Please explore the truly dramatic back story of a band that has fought to be heard for 6 years at:
Ra features PJ Farley (Trixter) on bass.
The names Poley / Rivera should be very familiar to all. This special pairing of two very talented guys ensures the delivery of some classic melodic rock moments. The ‘Poley’ of course belongs to Ted Poley (vocalist for Danger Danger) and ‘Rivera’ belongs to Vic Rivera (guitarist for Adriangale/Crunch).
The duo teamed up in late 2005 for the album Collateral Damage which was released as a Ted Poley solo record by Kivel Records in 2006.
Now the guys finally get to do it again, under the Poley/Rivera moniker for the first time since previewing one of the demos from this album on the MelodicRock Volume 2 sampler in late 2006. The album is named after that very track. Only Human is everything one expects from a Ted Poley release, with the added “crunch” of Vic Rivera, showcasing an extra special set of songs.
Says Ted Poley: “I am very excited and honored that Poley/Rivera has been chosen as one of the initial signings to Angelmilk! Vic and I are very proud of the new CD and happy that Andy and Andrew and their team will be handling it! I wish Angelmilk much success with all of its new signings and look forward to being part of a new adventure in melodic rock!”
Vic Rivera joins in: “Ted and I are absolutely thrilled to be working with Messrs. McNeice and Bramhall and Angelmilk Records for the release of this CD. We’re very proud of the work we’ve done on this project and are honored that the classy label in Angelmilk has endeavored to bring this great bunch of songs to the melodic rock fans. It was a labor of love every step of the way, and to finally see it fully realized is a dream come true for us. Thanks, Andrew, Andy and Angelmilk! And a big thanks to all of our fans who make this possible!”
Track Listing for Poley/Rivera “Only Human”: 1. Keep On Fighting 2. Top Of The World 3. Only Human 4. Did We Just Have A Moment 5. Insanity 6. N.W.S 7. The Bigger They Come 8. Delirious 9. Fire At Will 10. Breathe Deep 11. Crossing The Ocean.
The release of Only Human is currently scheduled for November 3rd. Check out Poley/Rivera on myspace at this link.
Forever More is easily one of the most highly anticipated albums of 2008 for this listener. I am a big fan of Tesla, and have been for many years. Their cover albums from 2007 Real to Reel Volume 1 and 2 were really good, and I have had high hopes that the band would put out a CD with some new kick ass tunes for me (and everyone else) to enjoy.
Forever More finally hits stores October 7th. It has been over four and half years since their last studio album, Into the Now. I can gladly say that this album was worth the wait.
The title and opening track “Forever More” has more of a modern feel to it. It reminds me a lot of the sound from the Into the Now record. Frank Hannon’s trademark sounds show up often on this song. This one grows on me each time I hear it.
“I Wanna Live” is a great new rocking tune from Tesla. This is their first single, and it ought to be a hit.
Believe it or not, “One Day At A Time” rocks even harder than “I Wanna Live”. This song ought to be a new concert staple for Tesla.
The first time I heard the song “So What” was right here at HRH. I liked this song the first time I heard it, and still do. (Click here to listen to “So What”).
Each time I hear “Just In Case” I think to myself, man this ought to be a monster hit. This song sound is more similar in sound to The Great Radio Controversy. This song ought to be huge, if radio picks it up. Great stuff!
There are so many good songs on this disc, it is hard to call them all favorites, but “Fallin’ Apart” is definitely one of mine.
“Breakin’ Free” is a very moody sounding tune by Tesla. In fact, I don’t recall hearing them do a song anything like this one before. This song has some modern bass tones, and guitar sounds that initially reminded me of Tool in the beginning of the song. It then morphs into a sound that is more reminiscent of Into the Now. This isn’t my favorite song on Forever More, but isn’t bad either.
“All of Me” also has a very modern sound to it. This is a very mainstream rocker that ought to draw some new fans to Tesla.
I think the song ‘The First Time” should have been named “Extraordinary”, but aside from that, this is a pretty cool tune. Dave Rude breaks out the slide guitar on this bluesy rocker.
Tesla has been performing “Pvt. Ledbetter” during their live shows in 2008, so I was already very familiar with this song. This is also on Tesla’s new DVD, Comin’ Atcha Live. This is another solid tune and is also one of my favorites on Forever More.
“In A Hole Again” has more of that modern sound to it. I love Hannon’s solos on this song, but as a whole (no pun intended) this is my least favorite track on this disc.
The closing track “The Game” has a heavier edge to it, and sounds like it could have been a left over track from the Bust A Nut record. Dave Rude and Frank Hannon really jam on this killer song. This is a really cool tune to close out the album.
Forever More is every bit the album that I hoped it would be. Is it Tesla’s best work? No, not by any means, but it is really good. Forever More is better than their last studio effort Into the Now, and will please Tesla fans everywhere. Forever More has stellar guitar work, great production, and the fantastic vocals of Jeff Keith. What more could a fan want? This is highly recommended listening!
You can buy your copy of Forever More at this link!
1. Forever More
2. I Wanna LIve
3. One Day At A Time
4. So What
5. Just In Case
6. Fallin’ Apart
7. Breakin’ Free
8. All of Me
9. The First Time
10. Pvt. Ledbetter
11.In A Hole Again
12. The Game
Jeff Keith – Vocals
Frank Hannon – Electric & Acoustic Guitars, Keyboards and Background Vocals
Dave Rude – Electric, Acoustic and Slide Guitars, and Background Vocals
Brian Wheat – Bass Guitar and Background Vocals
Troy Luccketta – Drums and Percussion
Go to this link to get your free download!
Tonight on Hard Rock Nights, we’ll dig deep for some overlooked Hurricane, Faster Pussycat and Cinderella cuts. We’ve got new stuff from Crash Kelly, The Lizards, and Sebastian Bach. And we’re going to delve into the mystery that is Jani Lane by checking out his side-project Saints of the Underground, and we’ll take a trip back to 1992 with Lynch Mob and examine Jani’s replacement, Robert Mason, the current Warrant vocalist.
As reported by Billboard.com:
After playing together live for the first time last February during a solo Sammy Hagar concert in Las Vegas, a new group featuring the ex-Van Halen vocalist, bassist Michael Anthony, guitarist Joe Satriani and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith is making an album.
“We were very excited about that show,” tells Billboard.com. “We had never played together before and when we walked off stage, we looked at each other like, ‘Wow, there’s a connection here. We should do something about it.’ So last week we were together for five days and we recorded nine tracks.
“As soon as Sammy and myself finish touring our separate solo tours we’ll reconvene in Northern California and finish the record,” he continues. “We hope to mix the album in January, have it ready for April and then we’ll follow it up with a tour.”
While the group was reportedly going to call itself Chickenfoot, Satriani said this was only a Hagar working title with a new band name expected closer to the release of the album.
“The style is high-energy, kick-ass rock’n’roll,” says Satriani, who is about to begin a stateside tour in support of his latest solo album, “Professor Satchafunkilus and the Musterion of Rock.” “We all bring to the table some unusual influences and then we also share a lot of roots. And I think that’s where a true color of a band comes out, just how we react to each other. So, it’s definitely rock music. We haven’t brought each other together to do a techno record.”
He adds, “We’ll draw from funk, blues and experimental. We know what we want to get out of it. We want passages in songs that develop and we want everyone’s personality to be able to come out. So, it’s going to be expansive but it’s going to be rough.”
If the band’s three-song performance, which included Led Zeppelin’s “Rock and Roll” and Traffic’s “Dear Mr. Fantasy,” during the Hagar show encore is any indication, it appears that Smith is the glue that holds the unit together.
“The material is really slamming, and anybody who has ever been around Chad knows that he is a very huge personality, a very high-energy guy and his drumming in person is explosive,” Satriani says. “This band really gives him carte blanche to go crazy. I think it’s the best of what you’d expect, that’s the best way to put it. No one is acting out of character.”
Jeff Scott Soto has released a new video “21st Century” in support of his brand new album, Beautiful Mess. This video was produced and directed by Soto’s long time bandmate, Gary Schutt.
Check out “21st Century” below.
You can order your copy of Beautiful Mess at CD Baby.com!
AIRBOURNE will release a special tour edition of the current album RUNNIN WILD to coincide with their November UK tour.
The tracklisting of the CD/DVD set will be as follows:
CD 1 Stand Up For Rock ‘N’ Roll 4:01
2 Runnin’ Wild 3:38
3 Too Much, Too Young, Too Fast 3:42
4 Diamond In The Rough 2:53
5 Fat City 3:26
6 Blackjack 2:42
7 What’s Eatin’ You 3:36
8 Girls In Black 3:15
9 Cheap Wine & Cheaper Women 3:10
10 Heartbreaker 3:56
11 Hellfire 2:20
Live Video Tracks From Wacken Festival:
What’s Eatin’ You
Girls In Black
Cheap Wine & Cheaper Women
Too Much, Too Young, Too Fast
Diamond In The Rough
It will hit stores NOVEMBER 3rd. No word if this will be available in the United States. Amazon.com has this listed on their website as an import.
The UK tour will commence on the 1st of NOVEMBER and the dates will be as follows:
Sat 1st Nov – Cardiff University
Sun 2nd Nov – Bristol Academy
Wed 5th Nov – Birmingham Academy
Thu 6th Nov – Sheffield Octagon
Fri 7th Nov – Liverpool Academy
Sat 8th Nov – Manchester Academy
Mon 10th Nov – Dublin Ambassador
Tue 11th Nov – Belfast Mandela Hall
Thu 13th Nov – Inverness Ironworks
Fri 14th Nov – Dundee Fat Sams
Sat 15th Nov – Glasgow Barrowlands
Mon 17th Nov – Newcastle Academy
Tue 18th Nov – Leeds Metropolitan University
Wed 19th Nov – Stoke Victoria Hall
Thu 20th Nov – Nottingham Rock City
Sat 22nd Nov – Oxford Academy
Sun 23rd Nov – Norwich UEA
Mon 24th Nov – Cambridge Junction
Wed 26th Nov – Folkestone Leas Cliff Hall
Thu 27th Nov – London Astoria *SOLD OUT*
Fri 28th Nov – London Astoria
Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the release of CHINA BLUE debut album “Twilight of Destiny” on December 5th 2008.
The roots of CHINA BLUE date back to the late 80’s when keyboardist Eric Ragno (Takara, Ted Poley, Steve Grimmett, American Angel, Danny Vaughn, Hugo/Ramos and countless others) started a new band called China Blue with his best friend Tom Gasbarro. Eric wrote the music and Tom was the lyrical engineer. The songs written at the time used to explore those avenues of defining moments… decisions that were made in the “Twilight of Destiny”. According to Eric, “It is where you either won the girl or lost it all in a sea of regret; the pivotal epiphany that the thing you love most just got away. We did things on our own terms and even after Tom moved on, I swore I would pick it up again one day”.
Eric’s career gained momentum with bands like Vox Tempus and moved in a different directions until he played some of the old China Blue demos to his friend Michael Riesenbeck. Michael encouraged Eric to take the best out of the songs and add new material to round out a complete album. He and Eric co-wrote some great songs together and he pushed Eric to start the job to put together a recording line-up for the album and just go out and do his own thing.
On vocals, Eric recruited none other than the new TNT and former Shy singer Tony Mills, a legendary voice that added a special touch to the recording. As soon as Riesenbeck stepped out of the project, Josh Ramos (of The Storm, Hardline) immediately took the chance to be part of the project. Eric and Josh had already worked on a number of projects together (Ramos/Hugo, Los Angeles) and the pair spent several weeks together writing in San Francisco. Zane Petersen (Malicious, Conditioned Response) was a long-time friend of Eric’s who helped him in various career circumstances and was the perfect choice with his powerful drumming. The final piece of the puzzle was Doug Odell on bass, he came about at the MelodicRock.com festival in Chicago during 2008 when he and Eric played in front of an amazing crowd with the “Melodic Rock All Stars” band.
Additional musicians Ronny Smith on guitar, Pete Newdeck on drums and Fabrizio Grossi on bass appear as special guests, offering their incredible performances on this fabulous debut album.
“Twilight of Destiny” was produced by Eric, mixed by JK Northrup and took shape as a true Melodic Rock masterpiece during 2008, under the direction of executive producer and manager Ron Vining. This record is an absolute delight for all fans of classic Shy, Journey and The Storm music with a slight Progressive edge. The classic 80’s album artwork was designed by Wavid.
“This China Blue record has truly been a journey for all involved” concludes Eric Ragno. “We hope the music touches you in some way as it helped us explore who we are, when we faced those defining moments in life at the Twilight of Destiny”.
Tracklisting: What Do You Need But Love; I Feel Like Dying; Changing Ways; So Wrong; Don’t Be A Stranger; Crimes (of Passion); Passions; Movin’ On; Twilight of Destiny; Lost; Take Me As I Am; A Last Goodbye.