North Carolina rockers The Fifth (featuring Cold Sweat’s Roy Cathey) is giving away a free download of their song, “The Gift”. Go to this link, and get yours!
You can check out “The Gift” video below!
Godsmack is continuing to countdown the days until the release of their fifth studio album The Oracle by teaming up with iTunes and offering fans a chance to download an upcoming track “What If.“ The rock group released “Love Hate Sex Pain” last week to give fans a preview of what is to come from their new album, and will release a third and final track next week.
Preview “What If” now on iTunes and prepare for the band’s May 4th release of The Oracle.
Head over to the Godsmack Shop at BravadoUSA.com to pre-order The Oracle Box Set which includes The Oracle Deluxe CD/DVD, Godsmack bandana, patch, belt buckle, dogtags and black artwork t-shirt. The box set is on sale right now and is a must have for any fan!
For more information visit Godsmack’s Official Website and stay tuned for Webisode #7 from “The Making Of The Oracle” Series.
“What If” iTunes Buy Link: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/what-if-single/id366026592
Fresh off of their North American tour with Paul DiAnno in support of their February 9th release, Draw Down The Moon, Pittsburgh based melodic metal band ICARUS WITCH have announced a change in their lead vocal department. In a statement from the band’s official site they explained the situation:
“We are excited to announce yet another massive shift in our ranks as we welcome new vocalist Christopher Shaner to the ICARUS WITCH circle and part ways amicably with original vocalist, Matthew Bizilia. Matthew’s contributions to the band have been immeasurable over the past six years. While this was a serious decision for both parties, professional differences of opinion led to the change. Bizilia is a phenomenal talent who will always be a part of the Witch family as we wish him much success on his future ventures.”
Incoming vocalist and Erie, Pennsylvania native Shaner is a long time friend and collaborator of guitarist Quinn Lukas. Before Quinn moved to Pittsburgh to join ICARUS WITCH in 2006, he had worked on various musical projects with the singer. Much like the recent acquisition of second guitarist Ed Skero, the choice to add Christopher to the band was based on a combination of what he brings to the lineup personally, musically and professionally. His powerful vocal range, sense of harmony and intense work ethic are a perfect fit for the next phase of this band. Writing for the follow-up to Draw Down The Moon has already commenced with the new recruits and it promises to be the band’s most diverse, melodic and epic release ever.
Friends of the ‘WITCH can get a taste of the new lineup as Christopher and Ed make their debut at Pittsburgh’s Hard Rock Cafe Friday, May 28th, where the band will be opening for Lizzy Borden. Also on the band’s itinerary are the Warriors Of Metal III Festival in Ohio this June, and some exciting tour news to follow in mere days.
Draw Down The Moon is now available for a limited time to stream in its entirety at: http://www.myspace.com/icaruswitch.
Upcoming ICARUS WITCH live appearances:
6/24/2010 Blondie’s – Detroit, MI
6/26/2010 Warriors of Metal III Open Air Fest – Chillicothe, OH w/ Cage, Omen, Dantesco, Imagika, + more
8/04/2010 Hard Rock Cafe – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Y&T
9/21/2010 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH w/ Kamelot, Leaves Eyes
Frontiers Records have released a new video sample of the song “Decadence Dance”. This is from the new DVD, “Take Us Alive” which be released on April 23rd in Europe, and May 4th in the USA.
THE ART OF MALICE To Release May 11th on 60 Cycle Hum Records/Rocket Science Ventures
Featuring ACE FREHLEY’s Classic Track FRACTURED MIRROR – ALA J5
“John 5 is hands down one of the most mind blowing guitarists around.”- Slash
“John 5 is an underrated guitar GIANT.” – Steve Vai
WATCH THE BRAND NEW VIDEO TEASER HERE
Christy Borgman from LA Woman Photography captured a few videos from Slash’s live show at the Roxy on April 10th. I have been curious to see how Alter Bridge’s Myles Kennedy would handle those Guns N’ Roses & Velvet Revolver tunes. Judging from the clips below, he does a great job. This fueled my fire to catch them live at Rock on the Range even more. Check out the clips below:
Sweet Child O’ Mine
You can watch the rest of the clips at this link.
16th April – Greece – Athens – Fuzz Live Club
17th April – Greece – Thessaloniki – Block 33
19th April – Germany – Nürmberg – Hirsch
20th April – Germany – Oberhausen – Zentrum Altenberg
* 22nd April – England – Workington – Carnegie Theatre – SOLD OUT
* 23rd April – England – Middlesbrough – Town Hall
* 24th April – Scotland – Edinburgh – Picture House
* 25th April – Scotland – Inverness – Ironworks
27th April – England – Sheffield – Academy
* 28th April – England – Leamington Spa – The Assembly
* 29th April – Wales – Cardiff – Millennium Music Hall
* 1st May – Belgium – Charleroi – Le Coliseum
* 2nd May – Holland – Zoetermeer – Boerderij
4th May – France – Paris – La Trabendo
5th May – Germany – Bruchsal – Fabrik
6th May – Germany – Osnabrück – Rosenhof
7th May – Germany – Berlin – Parkbühne Biesdorf
8th May – Germany – Dresden – Tante Ju
26th May – Brazil – São Paulo – Carioca Club
27th May – Brazil – Goiania – The Bolshoi
28th May – Belo Horizonte/MG – Lapa Multishow
25th July – England – London – Victoria Park – High Voltage Festival
3rd December – Wales – Prestatyn – Hard Rock Hell IV
Check out the new limited edition KISS AG RiffMaster™ wireless guitar controllers created by Art Guitar! Controllers are genuine wood and are compatible with both Guitar Hero® & Rock Band® video games on PS2 and PS3. Rock away in KISS style!
Third Album To Be Released Later This Year
Anthemic rockers Alter Bridge have today announced that they will be returning to the UK this October to tour the country once again in support of their forthcoming 3rd studio album (further details tba)
After a hugely successful UK tour in support of their stunning second album ‘Blackbird’ in November 2008, Alter Bridge – Myles Kennedy, Mark Tremonti, Brian Marshall and Scott Philips have been busy. As well as writing a brand new album, they’ve also been pursuing individual projects – Myles has co-written and lent his incredible vocals to 2 tracks from the new album from ex-Guns N Roses Guitarist Slash, which has been met with huge acclaim from both fans and critics alike. Myles is also going to be joining Slash on tour as vocalist when the rock legend tours his new album this summer. Meanwhile, Tremonti, Marshall and Philips have reunited with ex band mate Scott Stapp to reform their previous band Creed and are touring the USA.
But with a brand new album to add to their spectacular arsenal, the band cannot wait to come back to the UK to wow fans up and down the country once again with their captivating blend of crowd pleasing, fist pumping anthems and raw, life affirming ballads. Speaking on the band’s October tour, Myles Kennedy had the following to say….
“We can’t wait to get back and share the new songs with our friends in the UK. It’s going to be a great run!”
Make sure you get your ticket to what is guaranteed to be one of the best rock shows you will see in 2010.
Saturday 16 Glasgow Academy
Sunday 17 02 Academy Newcastle
Tuesday 19 Manchester Academy
Wednesday 20 Nottingham Rock City
Friday 22 Hammersmith HMV Apollo
Saturday 23 Southampton Guildhall
Monday 25 02 Academy Birmingham
Tuesday 26 Bristol Colston Hall
Tickets go onsale 9am on Friday 16th April priced at £17.50 adv reg/ £19.50 adv London (subject to booking fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk