Five Finger Death Punch has posted a new song, “Hard to See” on their myspace page. If this new song gives any idea of what the up and coming 5FDP album is going to sound like, sign me up now!!
Check it out at this link.
From the Crash Diet myspace page:
Its official! SIMON CRUZ (from Jailbait) is the new singer of CRASHDÏET! As if you bastards havent figured that out already ya f****rs =)
An interview with the new lineup is released in Sweden Rock Magazine, in stores today! A translation will be available soon… mean while, check out the new pix of the new lineup in our gallery!
In 1984, Twisted Sister stormed the music world with STAY HUNGRY, featuring the timeless hits “We’re Not Gonna Take It” and “I Wanna Rock,” among many others. Now, Rhino Records celebrates the multi-platinum hit with a 25th Anniversary Edition that includes a bonus disc of unreleased outtakes and early demos from the original sessions, as well as “30,” a new track recorded especially for this collection by the 1984 lineup: Dee Snider, Jay Jay French, Eddie Ojeda, Mark Mendoza and A.J. Pero.
Now you have a chance to win Twisted Sister’s Stay Hungry 25th Anniversary CD and one lucky grand prize winner will also take home an Epiphone Jay Jay French Signature Guitar autographed by all original Twisted Sister band members. Don’t miss your chance to score a very cool edition of a monumental album and your very own Pinkburst Epiphone.
One Grand Prize:
– Epiphone Jay Jay French Signature Guitar in Twisted Pinkburst (autographed by all the original band members)
– Stay Hungry 25th Anniversary Edition CD
HARD ROCK NIGHTS is pleased to announce a new affiliate station! Internet station Rock Hard Radio (http://www.rockhardradio.net) will begin airing HARD ROCK NIGHTS every Saturday beginning July 25, and re-broadcasting every Sunday beginning July 26.
In addition to this new affiliate, HARD ROCK NIGHTS is expanding to three hours each week! Be sure to tune in every Saturday beginning at 9 pm EDT, and be ready to rock until midnight! The rebroadcast will air noon-3 pm EDT each Sunday.
For more information on the HARD ROCK NIGHTS radio program, visit http://hardrocknights.wordpress.com.
Hard Rock Nights is a weekly syndicated radio program available to commercial and non-commercial radio stations on the internet and AM/FM airwaves. For affiliate information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
FIRST SINGLE STARTS ITS RISE TO THE TOP OF THE ROCK CHARTS;
BAND SET TO LAUNCH TWO-MONTH TOUR
WITH ARANDA AND VAYDEN STARTING JULY 3
TANTRIC’s fourth album, MIND CONTROL, will now be released August 4 on the Silent Majority Group label (through Warner Music Group’s Independent Label Group). Originally scheduled for July 21, the album was produced by Brett Hestla (Creed, Framing Hanley, Dark New Day) and is the follow-up to 2008’s THE END BEGINS, which produced the Top Five Rock hit, “Down and Out.”
The album’s first single, “Mind Control,” is currently in the Top 40 on the Mediabase Active Rock chart after only two weeks, garnering spins on over 50 radio stations nationwide including Phoenix, Detroit, Dallas, Houston and Chicago, and including Sirius XM’s “Octane” channel. A video for the track was recently shot in Nashville with director Mason Dixon (who directed the video for “Down and Out”) and will be debuting nationwide via MTV2’s Unleashed on August 4.
In touring news, the band–Hugo Ferreira (lead vocals, keyboards), Joe Pessia (guitars), Erik Leonhardt (bass and vocals), Marcus Ratzenboeck (violin) and Richie Monica (drums)—is gearing up for a U.S. tour with their special guests Aranda and Vayden starting July 31 in Syracuse, which will also include various radio station festivals along the route.
After spending nearly a year on the road promoting THE END BEGINS, Tantric returned home to begin penning their new album. Except home, for each member, was a different place in the U.S. So instead of sitting together in a rehearsal space in the same city, the members of Tantric wrote separately, sending files electronically to Hugo, who compiled them into working demos. After a few months, the band had written almost thirty songs.
“It was a really unique way of approaching a record,” Hugo says. “It was definitely more of a collaboration than the last record in terms of writing. And we wrote it together even though we were thousands of miles apart. I don’t know how, but we really wrote an incredible record in a short period of time. I’ve always wanted to make a record like this.”
The band then reconvened in the secluded studio in Poconos where they had recorded their last album, where they spent a week playing the songs live and experimenting with what they had written long distance for MIND CONTROL. Inevitably, some of the numbers shifted and evolved during that week.
“We had written the whole record over the computer,” says Erik. “So a lot of it changed once we got into the studio. When you have everyone in the same room the ideas start changing. ‘What if we do this? What if we do that?’ We definitely went heavier on this record, too. I think it has a lot to do with having all new members. This is the new band, full on and writing together. We never said ‘let’s write a heavier record,’ this is just what happened.”
The songs on MIND CONTROL are far ranging both in terms of lyrical content and sonic aesthetic, something the band feels truly encapsulates who they are as artists. The title track and first single, “Mind Control,” a song about the media, sits on the heavier end of the spectrum, chugging with propulsive guitars and an arena-ready rock melody. “What Are You Waiting For,” fills the other end of the spectrum, an emotionally urgent power ballad that immediately engages its listener. The album, as a cohesive whole, reveals the band that Tantric has become. After a tumultuous ten-year career, a shifting of members, and four albums spent searching for themselves, Tantric has solidified their line-up and crafted an album that successfully represents who they are.
“My goal is always to do what I love and survive at it,” explains Hugo, “but I would like this record to take us farther than the last record. I would like it to establish Tantric as this band that’s not going anywhere. We’ve been here for four records already and every record that we’re delivering is getting better. I’m so proud of MIND CONTROL. It’s the one I’ve always wanted to make.”
Check out Tantric at any of the upcoming tour dates:
DATE CITY VENUE
All dates with Aranda and Vayden (except for the radio shows indicated):
Fri 7/31 Syracuse, NY Lost Horizon
* Sat 8/1 Altamont, NY WZMR Edgefest/Altamont Fairgrounds
Sun 8/2 Hartford, CT Webster Underground
Tue 8/4 Boston, MA Middle East (downstairs)
Thu 8/6 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance
Fri 8/7 Baltimore, MD The Quarter
Sat 8/8 Laurel, DE The House Sports Bar & Grill
* Sun 8/9 Rochester, NY WZNE show/Riverside Festival Site
Tue 8/11 Pittsburgh, PA Altar Bar
Wed 8/12 Cincinnati, OH 20th Century Theatre
Fri 8/14 Louisville, KY Phoenix Hill Tavern
Sat 8/15 Flint, MI The Machine Shop
* Sun 8/16 South Bend, IN Big 10 Rock Fest/St. Patrick’s Park
Sat 8/22 Maplewood, MN The Rock
* Sun 8/23 Algona, IA Rock Gone Wild Festival/Freedom Park
Fri 8/28 Dallas, TX Trees
Sat 8/29 Houston, TX Scout Bar
Sun 8/30 Beaumont, TX Scout Bar
Wed 9/2 San Antonio, TX Scout Bar
Thu 9/3 Abilene, TX Midnite Rodeo
Fri 9/4 Lubbock, TX Tequila Jungle
Sat 9/5 Odessa, TX Dos Amigos Cantina
* Sun 9/6 Sunland Park, NM KLAQ BBQ/Western Playland
* Sat 9/12 Huntington, WV XFest 2009/Harris Riverfront Park
* Wed 9/16 York, PA York Fair
* Indicates radio show.
After a succession of tour dates and festival appearances throughout Europe in 2008 and 2009, Swedish heavy metal powerhouse ENFORCER are preparing to invade American soil for the very first time during the NORTH AMERICAN NIGHTMARE TOUR alongside Canadian headbangers CAULDRON (Earache).
In support of their best-selling debut album into the night, ENFORCER will be performing approximately 30 dates throughout North America before returning home to their native Sweden to start work on their sophomore album tentatively scheduled for release in April 2010. Visit the band’s myspace profile to get a preview of things to come with the new demo track “Roll the Dice”. Summoning the classic metal sounds of IRON MAIDEN, EXCITER, SAVAGE GRACE and MERCYFUL FATE, ENFORCER delivers melody, hooks and vocal range not heard since the golden days of heavy metal.
Dates are as follows. Watch the ENFORCER myspace page for updated tour dates as they become available.
August 20th Chicago, IL @ Café Lura
August 21st Detroit, MI @ Blondies
August 26th Eugene, OR @ Samurai Duck
August 27th Boise, ID @ Gusto’s
August 31st Redding, CA @ Bubba Thrasher’s
September 1st San Francisco, CA @ TBA
September 6t Flagstaff, AZ @ Mad Italian’s Club 101
September 8th Lubbock, TX @ Whiskey Dix Bar
September 9th Oklahoma, OK @ The Conservatory
September 10th Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
September 11th Manhattan, KS @ PJ’s
September 13th Panama City Beach, FL @ Dysfunction Junction
September 14th Winter Park, FL @ The Haven
September 16th Mill Spring, NC @ The Ultimate Basement
September 17th Pittsburgh, PA @ TBA
September 18th Allentown, PA @ The Sterling Hotel
September 19th Buffalo, NY @ Club Diablo
September 21st Portsmouth, NH @ Muddy River
Listen to ENFORCER at http://www.myspace.com/enforcerswe
Check out Dream Theater’s new video, “A Rite of Passage” below. “A Rite of Passage” is the first single that was released off of the new Dream Theater album, Black Clouds & Silver Linings.
I remember listening to Vinnie Moore’s first album (actually it was a cassette), Mind’s Eye back in high school. I have always thought he was an awesome shredder that never got his due. To The Core probably wont change that for the current UFO axeman, but it will make a whole bunch of his fans happy.
To The Core is purely an instrumental CD. There are no vocals to get in the way of Moore’s incredible playing. His guitar playing takes center stage, and it is awesome! Truth be told, I am not a big fan of instrumental records, but Moore’s playing is always a pleasure to behold.
The first few songs on this disc are similar to Steve Vai, and Joe Satriani’s style of playing. The guitar work is so good, you almost wish there was a singer to drive home Moore’s awesome licks. “Soul Caravan” has a distinct 70’s vibe about it, complete with some cool saxophone to compliment Moore’s playing.
John Deservio from Black Label Society serves up the bass work on this disc. He does a good job keeping up with Moore’s frenzied fret work, and shows off some chops of his own on the song, “Tailspin”.
To the Core has whet my appetite to hear more from Vinnie Moore. I am long overdue to pick up some of Moore’s stuff in UFO, and this disc has prompted me to do so. If you are a fan of virtuosic style of guitar playing, To The Core needs to be on the top of your shopping list.
Rating: Out of 10
2. Panic Attack
3. Off The Hook
5. Soul Caravan
9. Over My Head
10. Into The Open
11. Into The Sunset
Vinnie Moore – Guitar
Van Romaine – Drums
Tim Lehner – Keyboards
John JD Deservio – Bass
Acetate Records will release WARRIOR SOUL‘s “Destroy The War Machine” through MVD Audio on July 14, 2009. The eight-song album, which was originally released last year under the title “Chinese Democracy”, includes a cover of IGGY POP‘s “Knocking ‘Em Down (In The City)”. This time around, you won’t hear any hidden meanings or agendas in the lyrics, controversial frontman Kory Clarke tells it like it is and calls a spade a fucking shovel. His ever-present vocals make the band unique and immediately identifiable. A full-scale tour of the United States and Europe will follow.
WARRIOR SOUL bassist Janne Jarvis previously stated about “Destroy The War Machine”: “[This album] has everything a WARRIOR SOUL fan should expect from a WARRIOR SOUL record. It has an ear for an argument, puke on its shoes and remains untouched by trends or the long-arm of the corporations.”
“Destroy The War Machine” track listing:
01. Fuck The Pigs
02. The Fourth Reich
03. Motor City
04. Don’t Believe
05. Burning Bridges
06. Bad News (Rock ‘n’ Roll Boyfriend)
07. She’s Glaswegian
08. Knocking ‘Em Down (In The City)
WARRIOR SOUL‘s current lineup is as follows:
Kory Clarke – Vocals
Rille Lundell – Guitar
Johnny H – Guitar
Janne Jarvis – Bass
Billy Williams – Drums
DC4 Offers Free Music Downloads To Fans!
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