Big Elf is giving away a free download of their song “Counting Sheep” from their Cheat The Gallows album. Get your free download here!
Atlanta based ROCKETS TO RUIN are back together with a new album (tentatively entitled “Mutual Disrespect”) and are hitting the road in the coming weeks to bring their live show to their fans – old and new. They are currently in the studio putting the final touches on their new CD, produced by Jan Nerud (Lil Jon, Outkast, Edwin McCain, Ludacris, Rehab, Travis Tritt, Gregg Allman), which boasts their trademark sound based on solid riffs, catchy choruses, and in-your-face rock’n’roll attitude. Founding members Chris Taylor (bass) and Cleve Willis (vocals) round out the lineup with new guitarist Keith Horne, who brings a fresh shot of energy and stage presence to their look and sound. Filling in on drums for their first round of shows is Brent Addison (as RTR’s long time drummer Rob Hammersmith has recently joined Skid Row).
With new material like “Black Cloud” and “Got Me Down” – along with new versions of fan favorites like “Screamin At Me” and “Helpless” from their last album “Love Drugs Rebellion” – ROCKETS TO RUIN is geared up for their return to the stage opening shows for Cinderella beginning in Ft. Lauderdale FL on August 7 and Winston Salem NC on August 11. They are also working on a co-headliner tour sponsored by Jagermeister to be announced shortly.
Friday, Aug 6 at The Haven – Winter Park, FL
Saturday, Aug 7 at Revolution Live (with Cinderella) – Ft Lauderdale, FL
Wednesday, Aug 11 at Millenniun Center (With Cinderella) – Winston Salem, NC
Monday, August 16 at Smith’s Olde bar (Dave Mega Benefit) – Atlanta, GA
Wednesday, Nov 3 at Masquerade (With Powerman 5000) – Atlanta, GA
Check out the Rockets To Ruin video clip, “Take A Ride To Me” below!
Forthcoming full-length, Feeding The Wolves, due out August 31st, band to tour alongside Shinedown, Sevendust and Chevelle on this summer’s “Carnival of Madness” Tour
“Shoot It Out” has already been blasted out to radio, infiltrating Active and Modern Rock stations nationwide, and it’s a fitting preview of what’s to come from the Tennessee quartet’s highly anticipated third full-length, Feeding the Wolves, available August 31st on Universal Republic Records.
Feeding the Wolves is the heaviest album that the group has made in nearly a decade. A long promised gift to loyal fans from the Tennessee band and a much needed opening for a rock world starving for some kick-ass direction.
“I’ve enjoyed every album we’ve made for different reasons,” says Jesse. “We never want to make the same record twice, but this one started with a kind of aggressive edge and ended with that same energy that really felt special. We worked hard not to take that ‘edge’ off. We kept the integrity of the songs by keeping them aggressive.” Lewis seconds the notion: “We’ve been saying for years we wanted to get back to a heavier, darker sound and then by the time we’d go into the studio, things would change. This time nothing changed. There was always that kick-ass feeling in the room, coupled with some things we haven’t done before.”
Producer Howard Benson (Seether, Flyleaf) was chosen to play an integral component to locking down the 10 Years magic that had made them one of the world’s most enigmatic live and studio bands. “He understood where we were at and where we wanted to go,” says Lewis. “He was perfect for this ‘big’ sounding kind of record,” states Jesse.
10 Years deliver their trademark soaring melodies, while conjuring a darker, heavier vibe than before. The band embraces their metallic side and truly blows away all expectations with “Shoot It Out.”
10 Years began debuting “Shoot It Out” while on tour with Flyleaf during the “Unite and Fight Tour” this Spring, and it instantly became a crowd favorite alongside hits such as “Beautiful” and “Wasteland”. Request “Shoot It Out” from your favorite rock radio station now!
In order to bring Feeding the Wolves to the masses, 10 Years will join Shinedown, Sevendust and Chevelle on this summer’s “Carnival of Madness Tour”. These four juggernauts of modern rock have put together a package that’s bound to be remembered for years to come, and it’s the perfect platform for fans to experience selections from Feeding the Wolves live and hear favorites from the band’s past releases The Autumn Effect (2005) and Division (2008).
Feeding The Wolves official tracklisting is as follows:
1. Shoot It Out
2. The Wicked Ones
3. Now Is The Time (Ravenous)
4. One More day
5. Fix Me
6. Chasing The Rapture
7. Dead In The Water
8. Don’t Fight It
9. Waking Up The Ghost
10. Fade Into (The Ocean)
10 Years’ upcoming tour dates are as follows:
7/16 Jacksonville, FL Veterans Memorial Arena
7/17 Simpsonville, SC Heritage Park Amphitheatre
7/18 Huntsville, AL Von Buran Center
7/20 Orlando, FL UCF Arena
7/21 Estero, FL Germain Arena
7/23 Knoxville, TN Knoxville Civic Coliseum
7/24 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
7/25 Raleigh, NC Raleigh Amphitheatre
7/26 Virginia Beach, VA Virginia Beach Amphitheatre
7/28 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion
7/30 Philadelphia, PA Penn’s Landing – Festival Pier
7/31 Wiscasset, ME The Lincoln County Fairgrounds
8/1 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center For The Performing Arts
8/4 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
8/5 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
8/6 Canadaigua, NY Constellation Brands Performing Arts Center – CMAC
8/7 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
8/9 Cleveland, OH Time Warner Cable Amphitheater at Tower City
8/10 Pikeville, KY Eastern Kentucky Expo Center
8/11 Chicago, IL Charter One Pavilion
8/13 Thornville, OH @ Legend Valley
8/14 Maryland Heights, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
8/15 Louisville, KY @ Headliner’s
8/17 Southaven, MS Desoto Civic Center
8/18 Lafayette, LA Cajun Dome
8/20 Oklahoma City, OK Zoo Amphitheatre
8/21 Spring, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
8/22 Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Theatre
8/24 Casper, WY Casper Events Center
8/25 Missoula, MT @ Wilma Theatre
8/26 Boise, ID @ Idaho Center Amp.
8/27 Kennewick, WA Toyota Center
9/4 Jacksonville, NC @ Deppe Music Pavillion w/ Deftones & Killswitch Engage
11/11 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Shiprocked
11/12 Nassau, Bahamas Shiprocked
11/13 Coco Cay Bay, Bahamas Shiprocked
“Shoot It Out” iTunes buy link: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/shoot-it-out-single/id379640290
Official Website: http://www.10yearsmusic.com/
Four Year Strong’s video for “It Must Really Suck to Be Four Year Strong Right Now” is this week’s iTunes free video of the week!
Fans can download the video for free on iTunes here: http://bit.ly/9eEhlb
AVAILABLE IN NORTH AMERICA OCTOBER 12th ON SPV/STEAMHAMMER
They were the prime mover, they preached back seat education, and together with Alice Cooper they fed Frankenstein….now they are back….meaner, leaner and heavier than ever. ZODIAC MINDWARP & THE LOVE REACTION will enter a new decade of heavy dirty street rock n`roll as they declare “We Are Volsung”. Inspired by the Nordic mythology the album features ten brand-new unadulterated. The album will be available in three formats: CD, LP and digital download. The band has just unveiled the cover art for “We Are Volsung” which can be seen above.
SPV / Steamhammer are very proud to have the band on board for a journey to Valhalla and back. The album will be released in the North America on October 12th and followed by a US Tour in January /February 2011.
In a musical world of hairspray and spandex, two long haired leather clad rockers were introduced to each other by their “exotic dancer” girlfriends; one, a graphic artist and poet, the other, a budding philosopher. They immediately dropped everything, joined forces and created the dirtiest, wildest band of all time. One year later, they signed to Polygram and released the ground breaking High Priest of Love EP, and the Tattooed Beat Messiah album shortly after, which contained the well received single “Prime Mover”.
Overnight, they accidentally changed the look of all the rock bands of the time from the obligatory spandex, eye liner and tinsel, to rough biker jackets, engineer boots and goatee beards. Mötley Crüe declared them to be their favourite band and immediately restyled themselves for their Girls, Girls, Girls record. ZMATLR grew in notoriety, touring the World and America, co-headlining arenas and theatres with Guns `N` Roses and finding themselves at home playing festivals and baseball stadiums with Iron Maiden. After attending a Hammersmith Odeon ZMATLR concert and giving it his seal of approval, Alice Cooper recorded the ZODIAC MINDWARP penned “Feed MyFrankenstein”, which was later, performed in the film Wayne’s World…
The critical acclaim of ZMATLR then caused rare misfortune, when they lost their young naive bass player to the lures of The Cult. The band soldiered on regardless. Sometime later, in Paris, Slam Thunderhide, their drummer decided to put down his sticks to become a Go-Go dancer in Vancouver.
Today with The Cat shaking the Earth on drums and Jack Shitt rumbling the low frequencies, they ride again, honing their skills playing for the Viking descendants in Scandinavia. From these tough, manly ordeals, a new set of recordings have been forged. “We Are Volsung” is the result, a celebration in the Norse tradition.
Zodiac Mindwarp – vocals
Cobalt Stargazer – guitars
Jack Shitt – bass
The Cat – drums
01. Stark Von Oben
02. We Are Volsung
03. We Ride
04. Tree Rider
05. White Trash
06. Don`t Touch My Guitar
08. Die Pretty
09. Key To Your Heart
10. Kill A Mockingbird
01. Stark Von Oben
02. We Are Volsung
03. We Ride
04. Tree Rider
05. White Trash
01. Don`t Touch My Guitar
03. Die Pretty
04. Key To Your Heart
05. Kill A Mockingbird
VISIT ZODIAC MINDWARP AND SPV ON THE WEB
Bret Michaels recently joined Jimmy Buffett on stage in Detroit, MI to perform the fan favorite, “Margaritaville.” The two musicians share the stage and vocal responsibilities as the on looking crowd sings along. Watch the video below!
Bret Michaels’ independent album Custom Built roars onto the Billboard Top 200 charts this week at #14 and proving that an independent artist and underdog can succeed alongside industry favorites. Michael’s is currently at #4 on the Rock Album chart as well as #1 for both the Independent Albums and Hard Rock Albums chart. Showcasing Michaels’ diversity as a singer and songwriter, the album contains tracks such as “Nothing to Lose” featuring Miley Cyrus; “Go That Far,” a club remix of the theme from Michaels’ record-breaking reality show Rock of Love; and “What I Got,” a remake of the popular Sublime song which features a new verse added by Michaels, who has been performing the song live
for enthusiastic fans all summer.
Texas rockers Anchored will soon be hitting the road with Adler’s Appetite. Check out their video clip, “Dirty in Texas”.