GWAR’S BLOODY PIT OF HORROR OUT NOVEMBER 9th, 2010 ON METAL BLADE RECORDS
FANGORIA is proud to announce that we will be working with GWAR on their next music video. The song “Zombies, March!” will be the first video from GWAR‘s new album, “GWAR‘s Bloody Pit of Horror”, which will be released on Metal Blade Records on November 9th, 2010. The video will be shot in Richmond, Virginia during September and October. Expect to see a finished product by late Fall.
FANGORIA‘s own David McKendry will be directing. McKendry (who just finished directing Municipal Waste’s video for “Acid Sentence”) is very excited to be working with this legendary group of monsters. McKendry said, “When a few of the band members approached me about directing the video, I was pretty sure they were going to kill me and take my wallet, or kill my wallet and take me (it was a hard situation to read). But apparently it was legit, and they really want me to direct a video. I had always been a huge fan of GWAR‘s music. Plus the constant threat of being hurled into the jaws of GorGor keeps me on my toes.”
Said infernal overlord and GWAR lead singer Oderus Urungus -“When I found out we were working with FANGORIA on our new video, I immediately sacrificed 50 Norwegian babies on my Burning Altar of Syphilis. This has led to a huge reaction from the undead community; I mean they were literally coming through the walls! Indeed, I think we are going to have to have some kind of zombie try-outs…I don’t want to be stuck with mostly old people and o.d.s. We are going for some real variety and everything from fresh abortions to chain-gunned Taliban members will be appearing!”
For the no doubt disturbing video, FANGORIA will be recruiting around 75 zombie extras from the Richmond, Virginia/Washington DC area. Keep checking FANGORIA.com for more details. “I love working with the undead,” said GWAR bass player and sexual sadist Beefcake the Mighty, “as long as the catering is adequate.”
For all you zombies, GWAR is currently celebrating their 25th year of re-awakened horror amongst the miserable inhabitants of planet Earth, and their continued alliance Metal Blade Records. Keep up with GWAR and Metal Blade at www.gwar.net for all the latest GWAR news, sightings, Zombie auditions, and more!
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Catch GWAR on the “Bloody Tour Of Horror”, with The Casualties, Infernaeon and Mobile Deathcamp:
10/2 – Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
10/4 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue
10/5 – Knoxville, TN @ Valarium
10/7 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
10/8 – Ybor City, FL @ The Ritz Ybor
10/9 – Orlando, FL @ Firestone Live
10/10 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
10/11 – Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ Southend
10/12 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts
10/13 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
10/14 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
10/15 – Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights
10/16 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium – Rock N Shock Festival*
10/17 – Montreal, QC @ Theatre Telus
10/19 – Moncton, NB @ Club Oxygen
10/20 – Halifax, NS @ The New Palace
10/22 – Quebec City, QC @ Theatre Imperial
10/23 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House
10/24 – Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall
10/26 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
10/27 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
10/28 – Sauget, IL @ Pop’s
10/29 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
10/30 – Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s
10/31 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
11/2 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
11/3 – Little Rock, AR @ The Village
11/4 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
11/5 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
11/6 – Austin, TX @ Waterloo Park*
11/8 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada
11/9 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
11/10 – Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theater
11/11 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theater
11/12 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
11/13 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theater
11/14 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theater
11/15 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
11/16 – West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
11/17 – Ventura, CA @ Majestic Ventura Theater
11/18 – Chico, CA @ Senator Theater
11/19 – Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory
11/20 – Bend, OR @ Midtown Music Hall
11/21 – San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
11/22 – Pomona, CA @ The Glass House Concert Hall
11/24 – Magna, UT @ The Great Salt Air
11/26 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
11/27 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory Concert House
11/28 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
11/29 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
12/1 – Edmonton, AB @ Edmonton Events Centre
12/2 – Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall Ballroom
12/3 – Regina, SK @ Riddell Centre
12/4 – Winnipeg, MB @ The Garrick Centre
12/6 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Cabooze
*Denotes Festival Date
NO SLEEP TIL… FESTIVAL AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND
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12/10 – Auckland, New Zealand @ ASB Showgrounds
12/12 – Perth, Australia @ Arena Joondalup
12/15 – Adelaide, Australia @ Adelaide Entertainment Centre
12/17 – Melbourne, Australia @ Melbourne Showgrounds
12/18 – Sydney, Australia @ The Entertainment Quarter Moore Park
12/19 – Brisbane, New Zealand @ RNA Showgrounds
CHECK OUT GWAR ON THE WEB
Frontiers Records is excited to announce the release of the third chapter of ALLEN / LANDE project entitled “The Showdown” on November 5th 2010.
ALLEN / LANDE represents the finest expression of Melodic Metal nowadays. With two world renowned singers, Jorn Lande (of Jorn and Masterplan) and Russell Allen (of Symphony X) sharing lead vocals, this project has become a staple among the fans of Hard Rock and Melodic Heavy Metal music. The first chapter of Jorn Lande and Russell Allen’s collaboration, “The Battle” was unleashed in September 2005 with unanimous acclaim from fans and critics alike. Many websites and magazines named it “Record of the Year”. Its success made it one of the most popular releases ever in Melodic Heavy Metal, thanks to beautiful, sweeping piano and keyboards, heavy guitar riffs, virtuoso guitar solos, hooky choruses and the vocal talents of two of the finest Heavy Metal vocalists around.
In spring 2007, the second chapter entitled “The Revenge” was released and met again with an amazing reaction from press and fans. Heavier and with a tighter production, thanks to the involvement of Dennis Ward (PINK CREAM 69, ANGRA, PLACE VENDOME) at the mix, the album excited the fans who loved the first chapter.
Now it is the turn of “The Showdown”, the anticipated third album of the studio project. “With two of the best singers in the business it’s easy to get inspiration to write good music” says the mastermind of the project, Swedish guitar player, songwriter and producer Magnus Karlsson, who adds “When it was decided that Russell and Jorn were going to sing on the first album I knew that if I could just write great songs and get the right mix it would have a very good chance to be a success”. Musically “The Showdown” sounds like “A mix of both previous releases with “The Battle” being more Melodic and “The Revenge” which was more in the Hard Rock direction”, according to Karlsson, who concludes “I’m more satisfied than ever with the songs and performances, but also because the mix by Achim Kohler (Primal Fear) is by far the best I ever had on any album!”
“The Showdown” cover art was designed once again by Rodney Matthews (Asia, Magnum, Diamond Head etc.) and includes the following tracks: The Showdown; Judgement Day; Never Again; Turn All Into Gold; Bloodlines; Copernicus; We Will Rise Again; The Guardian; Maya; The Artist; Eternity; Alias (bonus track).
The songs “Judgement Day” and “The Showdown” can exclusively be listened in full in streaming on the Frontiers Web radio from September 21st.
Tune in at: www.frontiers.it/webradio
The album will be exclusively be available in the CD digipak edition (first pressing), limited vinyl and digital download.
ALLEN / LANDE
Jorn Lande: vocals
Russell Allen: vocals
Magnus Karlsson: guitars, bass, keyboards
Jaime Salazar: drums
It is hard for me to believe that two years has gone by since Disturbed’s last album Indestructible. It was Indestructible CD and tour that made a fan of Disturbed, so needless to say, I have been looking forward to Disturbed’s follow-up to that CD. The band’s latest album Asylum is finally here, and has secured yet another #1 spot for Disturbed. How does Asylum stack up? Read on.
I expected Disturbed to come slammin’ out of the gate with a heavy rocker, so they took me by surprise with the instrumental track “Remnants”. The track opens with some moody keyboards, and closes with a cool guitar riff that sounds like a mix between Pantera’s “Cemetary Gates” and the beginning of Great White’s “Save Your Love”. This is a very cool beginning to the song “Asylum”, and an unexpected approach for Disturbed.
“Asylum” is more of what I expected Disturbed to open the album with. This is a hard-hitting number with the sound that Disturbed is known for. I have played this song several times and I just can’t get into this. I have heard Disturbed record many songs like this one, but to me the song “Asylum” is not as good as most of the songs on Indestructible.
I like the song “Infection”, but the lyrics kind of make me chuckle. Every time I hear “the infection must die” I think to myself, get you some penicillin dude.
Somehow I can see the song “Warrior” showing up on WWE as a theme song for one of the wrestlers. It is just an ok song in my opinion.
“Another Way To Die” is easily my favorite track on “Asylum”. To me, this song is the most memorable on the album, and features some of the best guitar work from Dan Donegan.
With the song “The Animal”, I can see Disturbed trying to grow in their music. While not a huge departure from their sound, I can see a few small things that shows some growth with Disturbed. First and foremost David Draiman’s vocals are excellent. While this song is on the heavy side, the keyboards are a nice touch. This ought to be the band’s next single in my opinion.
Depending on which version of Asylum you picked up, you album will either close with the song “Innocence” or the bonus track “Leave it Alone”. “Innocence” is a pretty cool rocker, and a good way for Disturbed to go out swinging. Oddly enough, my CD was supposed to come with the bonus song “Leave it Alone”. After hitting play, and enduring a minute a half of dead silence, a completely different song appeared. Disturbed covered the U2 song, “I Still Have’s Found What I’m Looking For”. This is a more rockin’ version of the classic U2 song. I have always liked Disturbed’s take on the some of the big 80 hits. This one is easily as solid as some of their previous covers.
I have given Asylum several spins, and I don’t think this album is as strong as their previous releases. I can see this CD as being a grower, but the songs just haven’t stuck with me as of yet. Asylum isn’t a bad album, and I would recommend checking out the videos below to hear a couple of the tracks from the CD. Disturbed fans will probably enjoy Asylum.
Rating: Out of 10
3. The Infection
5. Another Way to Die
6. Never Again
7. The Animal
10. My Child
13. Leave It Alone
David Draiman – lead vocals, backing vocals
Dan Donegan – guitar, electronics, backing vocals
John Moyer – bass, backing vocals
Mike Wengren – drums, percussions, backing vocals
CAREER SPANNING RETROSPECTIVE ALBUM TELEPHANTASM IN-STORES 9/28
Soundgarden have just released their first new music video in over 10 years for the song “Black Rain,” which is available on the upcoming career retrospective album Telephantasm, in-stores 9/28. The sci-fi leaning animated video was directed by Brendan Small, creator of the animated metal show, Metalocalypse. You can watch the video below!
On 9/28 the band will be releasing various packages for Telephantasm. Contents of the release and full tracklisting are below:
Telephantasm (Single CD):
1. Hunted Down
2. Hands All Over
4. Rusty Cage
5. Birth Ritual
6. Black Hole Sun
8. My Wave
9. Fell On Black Days
10. Burden In My Hand
11. Blow Up The Outside World
12. Black Rain (Previously Unreleased)
Telephantasm (2CD/Limited Edition DVD)
*Previously Unreleased on CD
CD – Disc One
1. All Your Lies
2. Hunted Down
4. Beyond The Wheel
5. Flower (BBC Session)*
6. Hands All Over
7. Big Dumb Sex
8. Get On The Snake (Live)
9. Room A Thousand Years Wide (Single Version)*
10. Rusty Cage
12. Slaves & Bulldozers
CD – Disc Two
1. Jesus Christ Pose (Live)
2. Birth Ritual
3. My Wave
6. Black Hole Sun
7. Fell On Black Days (Video Version)
8. Burden In My Hand
10. Pretty Noose (Live on SNL)*
11. Blow Up The Outside World (MTV Live ‘N’ Loud)*
12. Black Rain*
DVD – THE MUSIC VIDEOS
-All Videos Previously Unreleased Except ^
2. Hands All Over^
3. Loud Love^
4. Jesus Christ Pose- (Original Version)
6. Rusty Cage
7. My Wave^
9. The Day I Tried To Live (Uncensored)^
10. Black Hole Sun^
11. Fell On Black Days^
12. Pretty Noose (Uncensored)
13. Burden In My Hand
14. Blow Up The Outside World (Uncensored)
1. Spoonman (Mash-up Version)
2. The Day I Tried To Live (European Version)
4. Pretty Noose (International Version)
5. Pretty Noose (Alternate Ending)
6. Blow Up The Outside World (Censored)
SUPER DELUXE VERSION:
2 CDs + Ltd Ed DVD + 3 heavy vinyl discs plus more in deluxe packaging
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13th Studio Album To Be Followed By Extensive World Tour
German heavy metal legends, HELLOWEEN are set to release their 13th studio album, 7 Sinners, on November 9, 2010 in North America via The End Records. If there is a golden thread throughout the more than 25 years of Helloween’s history, 13 studio albums, countless headliner tours around the globe and more than 5 million records sold, then it is their special kind of attitude: don’t take yourself too seriously and simply live statements like: “just have fun with the shit you’re doing.” Maybe it is exactly this easiness that allows HELLOWEEN to be one of the most constant bands of the genre while simultaneously being the one band who dares to experiment more than their musical peers. While some copycats would rather stick with the same old patterns, Andi Deris, Michael Weikath, Sascha Gerstner, Markus Großkopf and Dani Löble aren’t afraid of taking risks – and are rightfully rewarded with success.
7 Sinners is definitively one of the fastest and hardest albums in the Helloween’s history and it bursts with vitality. That might partly be due to the versatility of the various songwriters within the band, who over time have become so homogenous, that the 13 songs formed a unity on their own in the studio , but it may also be due to the fact that the album was recorded completely without a click track, which, considering the extreme speed of the songs is an impressive feat. Especially drummer Löble, who proves that his technique is at a world-class-level. Following his excellent inner clock, bass and drums drive tracks like “Are You Metal?”, “Long Live The King” and “Who Is Mr. Madman?” to dizzying tempos. 7 Sinners with its typically strong melodies and the tangible joy of playing, is a true metal album whose range reaches astonishing dimensions.
It has become a cliche for metal band’s to tout their newest opus as their “fastest” or “heaviest” album ever made, but in Helloween’s case, 7 Sinners is truly a return to form and is indeed their fastest and heaviest release in years. Helloween bass player Markus Grosskopf stated about the band’s new material: “For all those out there who found our special best-of [CD] ‘Unarmed’ to be too smooth and calm, I have great news: The new album will hit you right in the face! It’s gonna be very heavy and contain all [the classic] HELLOWEEN trademarks! Some songs are very powerful and hymnic, others contain the fastest bass-drum patterns our drummer Dani [Löble] ever played, and this means a lot!”
7 Sinners Tracklist:
- Where The Sinners Go
- Are You Metal?
- Who is Mr. Madman?
- Raise The Noise
- World Of Fantasy
- Long Live The King
- The Smile Of The Sun
- You Stupid Mankind
- If A Mountain Could Talk
- The Sage, The Fool, The Sinner
- My Sacrifice
- Not Yet Today
- Far In The Future
In anticipation of the release of Serj Tankian’s sophomore studio album Imperfect Harmonies on September 21st, Serj Tankian is giving you the chance to win two huge prize packs! One (1) Grand Prize winner will receive a recording software bundle of AmpliTube iRig/ AmpliTube Fender/ Miroslav Philharmonik plus the T-RackS 3 Mastering Software, an Epiphone Guitar, as well as the new album and a shirt.
To pre-order the new album visit Serj’s official site: www.serjtankian.com
DISTORTED WONDERLAND, the brand new self titled debut from DISTORTED WONDERLAND featuring Olof Lindgren and Axel Karlsson is set for release on December 10th via JAMSYNC MUSIC. The release is distributed through MVD worldwide including all digital platforms such as iTunes, Spotify and Rhapsody.
Audio samples for all tracks featured on the album can be found at this location.
DISTORTED WONDERLAND Track listing:
1. Raised On Rock N’ Roll
2. Losing It
3. Slave Of My Desire
4. In For A Thrill
5. Never Had Nothing
6. Behind The Scenes
7. Waving The Flag
8. Stand and Deliver
9. Guillotine Babies
10. On The Other Horizon
Let The Madness Begin Tour 2010
FOZZY, the band featuring WWE Wrestling Superstar CHRIS JERICHO and Stuck Mojo
mastermind RICH ‘The Duke’ WARD have announced that due to overwhelming public
demand they will return to Australia for the first time since 2005!
FOZZY, who also feature SEAN DELSON and FRANK FONTSERE (Stuck Mojo) and BILLY
GREY (Dangerous New Machine), will hit Australian shores this December touring in
support of the latest and critically acclaimed album ‘Chasing the Grail’.
There is no doubt the FOZZY are one of the most dynamic and energetic live acts on the
scene. Jericho brings his WWE theatrics to the stage along with Ward’s lively stage
presence and fretboard wizardry topped off by the technical powerhouse rhythm section of Fontsere and Delson.
CHRIS JERICHO sounds the war cry: “Our fans in Australia are some of the best FOZZY fans in the world and we heard your demands, so we are coming back and we are looking forward to tearing the house down with each and every one of you crazy bastards this December!”
‘Chasing the Grail’ is in stores now via Riot! / Warner Music.
Special Limited VIP Meet and Greet packages are also available!
MELBOURNE The HiFi 18+ Thursday 2nd December
SYDNEY The Factory – All Ages Friday 3rd December
BRISBANE The HiFi 18+ Sunday 5th December
PHIL ANSELMO – Yes, Phil Anselmo… his name is of course synonymous with the ultra-legendary Pantera. The word Metal in and of itself can easily be Phil’s middle name. However, Phil Anselmo’s name is also engraved in the Extreme Metal and Hardcore genres as well. With a career in music that boasts fronting the 1990’s unbelievably dominant Pantera, Phil Anselmo has an overwhelmingly impressive Metal and multi-music genre resume, both as a musician and businessman.
With Phil Anselmo being a key member of Down, Superjoint Ritual, Christ Inversion and Arson Anthem, nothing seems to slow him down from being a consistent player in the Metal and Hardcore Music industry, going on three decades. In the midst of such a brilliant career in Heavy Music, Phil also found time to play guitar for Necrophagia as well. Owning, operating and signing bands to his successful record label Housecore Records, is yet another side to this man who obviously loves Heavy and Extreme Music. It appears as if Phil Anselmo is writing a new chapter in his life of Metal, as each day seems to pass.
Phil Anselmo is as passionate about his Metal past as he is with his Metal present and future. The word “complacent” is not in Phil’s vocabulary. Phil Anselmo’s contributions and legacy to the history of Metal and Hardcore Music is already impressive and legendary. What is downright scary is that Phil Anselmo is continuously building upon his legacy and not resting on any damn laurels. There are many reasons why I respect Phil Anselmo, this interview only solidified them all for me.
Trying to check off all of the musical ground that Phil Anselmo has covered over his amazing career is a ludicrous thought. What is uncovered in the following paragraphs, are insights into a vast world of music talent and perspective from a man who says and does it his way. Here is what Phil Anselmo had to say:
HRH: The 2oth Anniversary of “Cowboys From Hell” is upon us. Does it seem that long ago to you?
Phil: Not at all man. Twenty years just blew by.
HRH: Can you share what the craziest moment was for you, during Pantera’s relentless “Cowboys From Hell” tour?
Phil: It was getting up there on stage every night, in front of people who did not know a damn thing about us in the U.S. or all around the world. People in Europe fuckin’ hated us back then! Every night we had a chip on our shoulders, we had to impress everyone, night after night. We owned a regional area of Texas during that tour. It was just a matter of time for the rest of the world to know who Pantera was. Being the underdog made us work that much harder. We were always a gig band and we knew we had to play live and be visual. Being seen was most important.
HRH: I personally like “The Will To Survive” demo. What do you recall about this song?
Phil: You like it?
HRH: I sure do. Don’t mind me saying, your vocals sound a bit like Rob Halford on this song.
Phil: Rob Halford was a heck of an influence on me. That’s the closest next to any falsetto in my throat! I was singing my throat out on that song. There’s not much honestly, that I remember about this song. It was early when we did that song, I think it was when I first joined the band in ’87. I recall that song as a skeleton in parts. The chunks and riffs were already there, probably meant for the “Power Metal” era in ’88. That song did not fit the profile for “Power Metal” or “Cowboys From Hell”, otherwise it would have stood out like a sore thumb.
HRH: Why do you think Pantera fans are so loyal to the band to this very second?
Phil: I think it’s the camaraderie we always had with the audience. We did not want to have character as a band that was untouchable or inaccessible. I was always talking the shit to Dimebag between songs on stage. We wanted the kids on stage with us! Hell, I’d hand the kid who came up on stage the microphone and let him sing and scream into it! It never bothered us. Our interaction with the kids back then was an impressive sight. Damn, you can see it for yourself by just going to Youtube and looking up any live Pantera videos. The videos don’t lie and seeing is believing!
HRH: In the early days, who listened to the heaviest and most extreme music in Pantera?
Phil: Me, me, me, me! I am the horse and you heard it from his mouth.
HRH: What is your greatest memory of Dimebag the person, not the musician?
Phil: As a person there were so many of them. He and I were such creative forces that there would be this butting of the heads that would be healthy. I was this hot headed mother fucker who wanted the money riffs, wanted the music more loose and I wasn’t wild about guitar solos. Twenty years removed, little did I know that Dimebag was to become the hero he is today. The machine like tightness was a staple of Pantera. I was on this underground trip, with this trio of musicians who were the most talented I’ve ever been surrounded by. The versatility and tightness between Vince and Rex, Rex and Dime was like nothing I’ve seen before or since. When it came time to execute the vocals, we all got along.
HRH: Which Pantera album could you not live without?
Phil: I’ll make a case for “Vulgar Display Of Power”. As a second tier, “Far Beyond Driven”. To be cut and dry though, “Vulgar Display Of Power”. Which one could you not live without?
HRH: Man, Phil, that is a hard one, I agree with “Vulgar Display Of Power”. But really all of them.
Phil: I know what you mean, man.
HRH: What country had the most rabid fans for Pantera?
Phil: Everywhere we went it seemed. Brazil, Mexico and Puerto Rico were insane! The most rabid first show was in Puerto Rico, man, it was dangerous. There were gang members everywhere outside, it was chaotic. We saw guns and weapons everywhere out in the open. Europe, the U.K., even Russia were great. Man, that’s a tough question, everywhere we went the fans were so damn kind to us. No way can I discount the States or Canada! The most fun, memorable and insane place to play was and is New York City. New York City has always been fuckin’ out of the box! For a specific show, there was this one time in Chicago. It was fuckin’ nuts. Out in the streets kids were jumping on cars and it was just fuckin’ chaos.
HRH: In the early days of Pantera, was there a lot of head butting with the song writing?
Phil: Lyrically I felt kind of restrained. I wanted to collaborate to where everyone in the band could get one hundred per cent of where I’m from as a lyricist. Later on, the freedom came around “Vulgar Display Of Power”. That’s when I really started to say look, how much longer am I gonna be the new guy? Healthy head butting equaled to healthy music though.
HRH: Who has been your single greatest influence in music?
Phil: Judas Priest and Rob Halford. David Lee Roth was a hell of a front man. Paul Stanley too. I knew I was going to be a singer all my life. As a young boy, when I was around thirteen it was Black Sabbath, Ozzy and Ronnie James Dio. I cannot leave out Dio. Even Bono from U2 influenced me to a degree. All of them made Pantera special. It’s an imperative quality to have that well roundedness to go in any genre of music. Everyone was rounded out in Pantera in their own way. Dimebag would say he was into Nine Inch Nails and I would say really? Fuckin’ off during a soundcheck, we would go off on some Country Western stuff and it would sound authentic! It’s important to listen to a little of everything.
HRH: What peer bands has your back?
Phil: A majority of ’em have my back. Any band after 1990. Dez Fafara and Devil Driver. I’m really tight with Dez, ever since he was with Coal Chamber. We still speak to this very day. Slayer, Biohazard, Sepultura, Prong, Anthrax, Agnostic Front, Sick Of It All, it goes so far. It goes so far. The New York City Hardcore scene is a fantastic meeting place. I know a lot of those guys and we come out to support each other.
HRH: Theater or Arena, what’s your preference to play at?
Phil: I like ’em both man. After a six month arena tour though, there’s always a piece of me after I do that to get back into the intimate club thing and that’s great.
HRH: How about festivals?
Phil: I love ’em the majority of the time. There are no negative points to make on festivals! Pantera and Down both have done great festivals. Superjoint Ritual at Ozzfest wasn’t that great of a time though. That band was more suitable for a smaller club feel.
HRH: What is missing in the Metal scene today?
Phil: What do you think is missing in the Metal scene today?
HRH: Just that true feeling that was in the air years ago.
Phil: Your right on, there are no scenes anymore. Years back it was fuckin’ magic, man. I’m not saying one time period is better or worse here, only bands are more visible on computers now than on stage. There are not many gigs. There are a lot of myspace pages where bands flaunt their stuff. If you want to hear a band’s music you have to visit their myspace page. Today’s teens and twenty year olds could only wish to experience that scene feel. Texas had a great fuckin’ scene! New Orleans too. You could just stop in one weekend, out of the blue, to matinee shows. There was a clique of people and it was familiar to us. The general consensus about music today, is that it’s lacking a bit of originality. It’s Pantera meets Alice In Chains and it’s the same formula being used in hundreds of bands. That’s why I started my own label, Housecore Records. I weeded out certain bands that are hitting those certain notes.
HRH: Housecore Records today is what Metal Blade Records was in the early ’80’s.
Phil: Yeah, exactly. Like Megaforce Records was doing as well. There are a lot of super talented bands out there and the end result doesn’t sound too far removed from something we already heard. I’ve seen a lot of bands come and go. I’m looking for the kids trying to make a difference. The first listen to some of these bands might be awkward and unpleasant but I don’t mind because whoa, sometimes they turn out to be favorite bands with longevity and growth. That’s what Housecore Records is all about, growing a band. Years ago, Metal Blade Records would give a band time to grow, release a few albums and build a fan base. Today, the big record labels want a new band to sell millions of records right away.
HRH: It’s the Old School way to grow a band.
Phil: You said it. There’s always a clique of musicians genre work being duplicated, like a Thrash band in the Thrash genre doing cut and paste Destruction riffs. I do have genre bands, I have a Thrash Metal band on Housecore Records, Warbeast, from Fort Worth Texas. About six months ago, they made a great Thrash Metal record called “Krush The Enemy”, it’s their “Cowboys From Hell”. All I see is potential in this band! Dual guitars, double bass and not cut and paste stuff. The vocalist for Warbeast is Bruce Corbitt, he was in Rigor Mortis.
HRH: Warbeast is a band that I’ll be definitely checking out!
Phil: Another Housecore Records band to check out is haarp. They did an epic crushing masterpiece, “The Filth” and it’s fuckin’ deadly. Shaun Emmons, the vocalist, is massive! I’ve seen that guy control a crowd without saying a word to them. The Sursiks are hittin’ crazy different notes and their on their own page! My band Arson Anthem is coming out with a full length on October 12th, called “Insecurity Notoriety”. I play guitar, Mike IX Williams is on vocals, Hank Williams III is on drums and Collin Yeo is on bass. This is vicious Hardcore, so trip out on this record!
HRH Note: You can purchase Arson Anthem, Warbeast “Krush The Enemy”, The Sursiks and both haarp EP’s by clicking here: HOUSECORE RECORDS
HRH: Anything new to report from the Down camp?
Phil: There’s nothing much from Down. We’ve messed around with the skeletons of two new songs recently. They are two songs from the last session. Kirk (Windstein) is cleaning up his life and that’s great.
HRH: Can you see yourself collaborating with Killjoy ever again?
Phil: I don’t man. I hope is doing really well, but no. I love to play guitar, it was fun to play for Necrophagia.
HRH Note: Phil Anselmo played guitar for Necrophagia’s 1998 studio album – “Holocausto de la Morte”. Phil played with Necrophagia under the alias Anton Crowley.
HRH: If a major motion picture was to be made about Phil Anselmo, what would the title be?
Phil: Let me think here, maybe something like, no wait, I’ll think of it. Give me a second. Damn, this is a tough question. How about, drag me to hell!
HRH: Alright, cool.
Phil: No, I’m kidding.
HRH: Okay. (laughs)
Phil: King Kong!
HRH: King Kong? What? (Laughs)
Phil: I’m just messin’ with ya! (Laughs)
Phil: I’m stumped on this one and I’m gettin’ hassled on the phone here! I don’t need this!
Phil: From shit to roses and from shit to roses again.
Phil: No, that’s terrible!
Phil: How to break your back and still sprint at 42! There, that’s the movie title!
HRH: Good one, Phil. (Laughs)
HRH: Do you have any commentary on the BP oil spill in the gulf?
Phil: It makes me examine mankind once again. By all rights, I can’t speak for anyone else but me. I’m just another ignorant man figuring my way through life. With all due respect to what other religions other people follow and what they consider to be their god, If I’m going to call anything god it’s this planet underneath our feet. When you stab god in the chest, like a human so much blood is in the body. There’s only so much oil in the Earth. I know people down in the Gulf, the locals, who have been living off the industry of fish for generations and they are hurtin’. Any food place around the world that imports from the Gulf are gonna be hurtin’. I think there’s a fact that people in America are not allowed a loud enough voice. If there was a reasoning here there would be pamphlets in the mailbox asking if it’s o.k. to drill a mile into the Gulf, into the Earth. You drill one mile into the Earth here and tell everyone it’s foolproof, who’s the fool when it breaks? We stabbed god in the heart and it makes me look at mankind like we are a conquering, vicious, breed of life on Earth. We need to take a step back and look at what we have done. We only have one planet. There should be a law of man, a law of mankind, to respect the Earth we live on.
HRH: Do you stay in touch with Vinnie Paul?
Phil: Wish I did.
Check out the brand new video “World on Fire” from Firewind featuring Gus G. (Ozzy Osbourne) on guitar. “World on Fire” is on the new Firewind album Days of Defiance, which will be released October 25th, 2010. Days of Definace is available for pre-order here.
As you all know, fans in the US & Canada can pre-order your copy of Bon Jovi’s Greatest Hits album at BonJovi.com/GreatestHits and receive an instant download of “This Is Our House”. Additionally everyone who pre-orders Greatest Hits before Monday, September 20th will receive a free download of the new single “What Do You Got?” This is one full day before the single is available for purchase and you will get your MP3 download for FREE! This offer is exclusive and only on BonJovi.comso hurry now to reserve your copy!
Note: This Pre-Order is only available in US and Canada. Keep an eye on BonJovi.com for information on pre-orders in other countries as they become available.
This 28 song, ULTIMATE set features 24 of Bon Jovi’s Greatest Hits & Fan Favorites plus 4 NEW SONGS!
DISC 1 (Ultimate & Greatest Hits)
Livin’ On A Prayer
You Give Love a Bad Name
It’s My Life
Have a Nice Day
Wanted Dead or Alive
We Weren’t Born to Follow
I’ll Be There For You
Born to Be My Baby
Blaze of Glory
Who Says You Can’t Go Home (duet featuring Jennifer Nettles)
Lay Your Hands On Me
What Do You Got? * New Song
No Apologies * New Song
DISC 2 (Ultimate Collection Only)
In These Arms
Someday I’ll Be Saturday Night
Keep The Faith
When We Were Beautiful
Bed of Roses
This Ain’t a Love Song
(You Want to) Make a Memory
Blood on Blood
This is Love This is Life * New Song
The More Things Change
* New Song
Remember the band Two-Bit Thief? If you are a fan of sleaze rock, you will definitely want to give this band a look.
Two Bit Thief’s singer Andy Andersen was part of the pre-Metallica thrash scene in San Fransisco prior to Two Bit Thief. Needless to say, Andersen has been around the live circuit for a long time, and was a veteran on the scene by the time the band Two Bit Thief was formed. Two Bit Thief was formed by former Attitude Adjustment members Andersen, Rick Strahl, Chris Scaparro, and Eric Brecht. Unlike Attitude Adjustment, Two-Bit Thief was the band’s entrance into the hard rock world.
With their album Another Sad Story…In The Big City, the band had a near hit with the song “Broken Hearts” (See Video Below). The rest of the album is packed full of sleazy rockers that remind me of a blend of Dangerous Toys, Jetboy, Vain with a dribble of Metallica here and there.
The band cranked up the tempo on their cover of the Johnny Cash classic “Folsom Prison Blues”. This is a truly rockin’ version of this song.
Some of my favorite cuts on this CD are “City Boys”, “Desperado”, the thrash fueled rockers “Broke Again” and “Modern Revolution”.
Another Sad Story…In The Big City has some cool tunes worth checking out. It has been out of print for years, but you can find copies of it dirt cheap at this link. Check it out!
Rating: Out of 10
1. City Boys
4. Hard Times
5. Broken Hearts
6. Folsom Prison Blues
8. Broke Again
9. One Sad Day
10. Modern Revolution
Two Bit Thief is:
Andy Andersen – Vocals
Chris Scaparro – Guitars
Ron Shipes – Guitars
Rick Strahl – Bass
Eric Brecht – Drums
Check out the brand new video clip, “Take A Load Off” from Stone Temple Pillots! You can pick up STP’s new self titled album, at this link.
The first photo of the limited-edition “super deluxe” “The Big Four: Live From Sofia, Bulgaria” box set — including the DVD set, five CDs with ALL the music, a 24-page booklet, a poster, photos of each band, and a “Big Four” guitar pick — can be viewed below.
Universal Music will release “The Big Four: Live From Sofia, Bulgaria” DVD and Blu-ray containing footage of the June 22, 2010 Sonisphere cinecast from the Sofia, Bulgaria leg of the touring rock festival featuring the “Big Four” of 1980s thrash metal — Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax. The DVD hits the streets on October 15 in Northern Europe, October 18 in most of the rest of the world, October 19 in North America.
01. Creeping Death
02. For Whom The Bell Tolls
04. Harvester Of Sorrow
05. Fade To Black
06. That Was Just Your Life
08. Sad But True
09. Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
10. All Nightmare Long
12. Master Of Puppets
14. Nothing Else Matters
15. Enter Sandman
16. Am I Evil? (with the Big Four)
17. Hit The Lights
18. Seek and Destroy
SLAYER track listing:
01. World Painted Blood
03. War Ensemble
04. Hate Worldwide
05. Seasons In The Abyss
06. Angel of Death
07. Beauty Through Order
09. Mandatory Suicide
10. Chemical Warfare
11. South of Heaven
12. Raining Blood
MEGADETH track listing:
01. Holy Wars… The Punishment Due
02. Hangar 18
03. Wake Up Dead
04. Head Crusher
05. In My Darkest Hour
06. Skin O’ My Teeth
07. A Tout Le Monde
08. Hook In Mouth
10. Sweating Bullets
11. Symphony Of Destruction
12. Peace Sells/Holy Wars Reprise
ANTHRAX track listing:
01. Caught In A Mosh
02. Got the Time
04. Be All, End All
06. Indians/Heaven And Hell
09. Metal Thrashing Mad
10. I Am The Law
Alice In Chains is proud to introduce an interactive music video experience for “Acid Bubble”! Produced by Spy Films (http://www.spyfilms.com/), director Nick Goso created an interactive space where users manipulate their perspective and experience 360-degree environments. Check it out now at: http://www.aliceinchains.com/acidbubble
FOLLOW UP TO LIGHT FROM ABOVE OUT EARLY 2011
ON TOUR NOW WITH BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE AND ESCAPE THE FATE
Metal group Black Tide have just unveiled a new song on their Official Site called “Bury Me” which will be released as a split digital single with another new song, “Honest Eyes”, on 9/21.
The band recently spent time in the studio with renowned producers GGGarth and Josh Wilbur recording the follow up to their 2008 critically acclaimed debut, Light From Above. Webisodes from these sessions can be seen on the bands Official VEVO channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/BlackTideVEVO.
The band will be teaming up with Bullet For My Valentine and Escape The Fate on tour through till the end of October. Tour dates can be seen on the bands Myspace page.
SPECIAL EDITION DIGIPAK AND STANDARD CD AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 9th STRICTLY LIMITED COLLECTOR’S EDITION LP BOX SET DUE OUT NOVEMBER 23rd
VIRGIN STEELE have just released the details and artwork for their forthcoming metal opus “The Black Light Bacchanalia” The album will be released in four formats, three of which a standard CD, limited edition CD Digipak with a bonus CD, and digital download will be releasesd on November 9th in North America The fourth version is the strictly limited edition LP box set which will be released on November 23rd in North America. Each version will have its own unique artwork. Details on each format and the artwork can be found below.
VIRGIN STEELE mastermind David Defeis said the following about “The Black Light Bacchanalia”:
“It is a long album…close to 80 minutes…The album (to be really brief), concerns the reversal of all things…Once conquered by invading cultures, older Pagan deities become the demons…of the new religion. “The Black Light Bacchanalia” is a reversal of the sacred sexual customs, and the final desecration of the “Goddess Principle”, switching from matrilineal descent to patrilineal descent, with the rise of the idea of the Mountain-Fire God…. And it also has to do with ancient fears such as the fear of the sun not rising…Lyrically it is a kind of continuation of the story I told on the last album…Musically it is quite something else…”
Limited Edition Digipak:
01. By the Hammer of Zeus (And The Wrecking Ball Of Thor)
02. Pagan Heart
03. The Bread of Wickedness
04. In a Dream of Fire
05. Nepenthe (I Live Tomorrow)
06. The Orpheus Taboo
07. To Crown Them With Halos Parts 1 & 2
08. The Black Light Bacchanalia (The Age That Is To Come)
09. The Torture’s of the Damned
10. Necropolis (He Answers Them With Death)
11. Eternal Regret
01. When I’m Silent (The Wind Of Voices) (Bonus Track)
02. Silent Sorrow (Bonus Track)
03. From a Whisper to a Scream-(The Spoken Biography) – spoken by David DeFeis
Standard Jewel Case Edition
01. By the Hammer Of Zeus (And The Wrecking Ball Of Thor)
02. Pagan Heart
03. The Bread Of Wickedness
04. In a Dream of Fire
05. Nepenthe (I Live Tomorrow)
06. The Orpheus Taboo
07. To Crown Them With Halos Parts 1 & 2
08. The Black Light Bacchanalia (The Age That Is To Come)
09. The Torture’s of The Damned
10. Necropolis (He Answers Them With Death)
11. Eternal Regret
Strictly Limited Collector’s Edition LP Box Set
-Book in LP format with the complete history of VIRGIN STEELE (written by David DeFeis)
-Extra large full color poster
-Jewel case version of the album
By the Hammer of Zeus (And The Wrecking Ball Of Thor)
The Bread of Wickedness
In a Dream of Fire
05. Nepenthe (I Live Tomorrow)
06. The Orpheus Taboo
07. To Crown Them With Halos Parts 1 & 2
08. THE Black Light Bacchanalia (The Age That Is To Come)
09. The Torture’s of The Damned
10. Necropolis (He Answers Them With Death)
When I’m Silent (Bonus Track)
=> all LPs come in printed inner sleeves
While working on the new album, David Defeis has been providing Metal Underground with an exclusive in-studio blog. Check out the latest post at the link below:
Stryper has released their cover of the Black Sabbath classic, “Heaven and Hell” on iTunes.
Got Pantera’s Cowboys from Hell? How about the awesome new Three CD 20th Anniversary Edition of Cowboys from Hell that was released on Tuesday(9/14/10)? Hard Rock Hideout has 1 copy to giveaway to one lucky reader.
Submit your name and email address in the contact form below to enter the drawing! Good Luck!!
Be on the lookout for a new interview with Pantera’s Phil Anselmo, coming to Hard Rock Hideout on Monday!
I am not sure what to make of Hellfueled’s new video, “I Am The Crucifix”. I don’t really care for its sacrilegious imagery, and overall, the video doesn’t make sense. Check it out below.
Grammy nominated rock group Skillet’s latest album, “AWAKE,” has recently been certified gold by the RIAA.
The album includes two Active Rock radio hits, “Monster,” and “Hero.” The band is also set to release their next single and video for “Awake & Alive” in the coming weeks.
Produced by Howard Benson (Three Days Grace, Daughtry, Flyleaf), “AWAKE” reached the #1 spot on the iTunes Store’s “Top Albums” chart within 24 hours of its release last year. The album also debuted on the SoundScan/Billboard 200 at #2.
Beginning October 1st, Skillet will join Papa Roach for the co-headline Monsters Of Annihilation Tour also featuring Trapt and My Darkest Days. Skillet spent the first part of 2010 touring alongside Shinedown as well as headlining their own sell out “Awake & Alive Tour.” Skillet’s headline tours ranked with Pollstar’s Concert Pulse Top 50 Tours and recently landed the band on the cover of the magazine.
In addition to cumulative album sales now approaching 2 million, Skillet has racked up a wide range of honors, including multiple Grammy nominations and two BMI Music Award wins for “The Last Night” and “The Older I Get,” both featured on the gold certified “COMATOSE.”
1 Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues
3 Mobile, AL Bayfest
5 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live
6 Wallingford, CT The Dome
8 Clifton Park, NY Northern Lights
9 Atlantic City, NJ House of Blues Atlantic City
10 Worcester, MA Palladium
12 Rochester, NY The Main Street Armory
13 Toledo, OH John F. Savage Hall
17 Kansas City, MO The Midland
19 St. Louis, MO Pageant
20 Oklahoma City, OK Diamond Ballroom
Check out Swarn To Oath on Reverbnation and get a free download of the band’s song “The Descent”! Sworn To Oath’s Reverbnation page is http://www.reverbnation.com/sworntooath
Disturbed has issued a Thank You video for making Asylum their fourth #1 album in a row. Check it out!
Like hard rock? Check out the latest new tunes from King Kobra, The Fury, Bangalore Choir, Aurora Sky, Heaven Below, New Medicine, Triggersoul, our pick of the week American Bang, as well as a triple shot of Big Cock, and more classic tunes that you will hear no where else!
Tune in tonight and every Wednesday night at 9 P.M. CST on KACV FM 90, and online at http://www.kacvfmonline.com
This is what you missed on last week’s show!
Hard Rock Hideout Radio Playlist #35 – 9/8/10
Bright Lights Big City – Aldo Nova
One Step Away – Ratt
Born To Be My Baby – Bon Jovi
One Kiss Tonight – Chris Laney
Take Me For A Ride – Bad City
Taste of Rock N’ Roll – Sora
The Final Frontier – Iron Maiden
Under Surveillance – The Worshyp
Set the Night On Fire – Pretty Boy Floyd
Wild Angels – Pretty Boy Floyd
48 Hours – Pretty Boy Floyd
Call Paul Stanley – Bad City
How You Feel (On Me) – Falling Red
Best Friend Is My Radio – Teenage Casket Company
Causalities & Tragedies – Gunfire 76
Perfect Skin – The 69 Eyes
Active Volcanoes – Danko Jones
My Generation – Blackhat Villain
Cold & Grey – Message To Venus
West Coast Dreamer – Scarlet Carson
Monsters & Heroes – King Kobra
Never Enough – Black Tora
Bad Girl – Eruption
Always The Pretender – Europe
I See Red – Fury U.K.
Disappear Again – Furyon
Do You Believe In Rock N’ Roll – Bad City
Blood On The Highway – Tunnel
Livin’ On Rock N’ Roll – Great White
Trouble In Paradise – Princess Pang
Girls Kissing Girls – Black Robot
Strip Rock Roll – Asphalt Valentine
1-800-Goodbye – Bulletboys
The Right To Rock – Keel
Trick or Treat – Fastaway
Hold On To 18 – Black N’ Blue
Wild, Young, & Crazy – Hericane Alice
Sail On – Eden’s Curse
Nothing Left To Say – Kiske/Somerville
Mirror Mirror – Dokken
Wild Life – Bad City
“POINT OF ORIGIN” AVAILABLE NOW ON METALVILLE RECORDS
|DOWNSPIRIT’S debut album “Point of Origin” was released August 17th in North America on Metalville Records. Guitarist Cede Dupont recently took the band’s MySpace page to give an update on the band and their upcoming tour plans:
“Hey dudes and dudettes
We thought, now that the album is out, you’d be interested in having a look at our exclusive blog once again, the blog we made during the recording sessions in late 09. There’s a lot of pics, some cool pieces of film tape available for you at http://downspiritstudio.blogspot.com/
Furthermore we want to let you know that “Point of Origin” is finally available digitally now as well (ITUNES, AMAZON MP3, etc, etc)
We have plans for a European tour coming hopefully soon, so cross your fingers for that 😉
We’re now getting prepared for a first run of hard rocking shows in support of our “Point of Europe Tour 2010/2011″
DOWNSPIRIT recently posted footage of the recording sessions for their debut “Point of Origin”. The footage can be viewed at the link below.
DOWNSPIRIT‘s main goal is to play live as much as possible – from the smallest club in your neighborhood to the biggest stadiums in the world. Whatever might cross their paths in the long-term future – this band is about to crank your stereos, rock your house and turn it all into one big rock party!
“Point of Origin”is not just an album with excellent songs on it, furthermore it is a sound experience that catches the attention of its listeners from the first note to the last beat! The melancholic feeling of blues music combined with the power of Heavy Metal riffs and strong melodies, a band including well known and talented musicians who came together to deliver quality sounding music with power and passion: THAT’S DOWNSPIRIT!
Steffen Lauth – vocals
Cédric “Cede” Dupont – lead guitar
Axel “Aki” Reissmann – rhythm guitar
Sven Rakowitz – bass
Sebastian Dunkel – drums
For more on DOWNSPIRIT be sure to visit:
Metal Glorious Metal! How much do I love thee? Thanks to Accept’s Blood of the Nations, I think I just fell in love metal all over again. Just when I thought 2010 was going to be a wash for a stellar metal disc, Blood of the Nations comes along and takes me by surprise! I must admit I was more than a little skeptical when Accept announced their new singer as Mark Tornillo. Not that I have anything against Tornillo. I like his old band T.T. Quick well enough, but Accept without Udo is a hard pill to swallow.
On Blood of the Nations, Tornillo absolutely kills it! His razor-sharp vocals are the perfect match for the superb axe slinging of Herman Frank and Wolf Hoffmann. He does an absolutely fantastic job, and shows that he can sing and scream with the best of them.
What can I say about Herman Frank and Wolf Hoffmann that hasn’t already been said. These two are the six string saviors of classic metal. They let their heavy riffs fly often on this CD, and quite frankly I couldn’t be happier. This is some of the best fretwork that I have heard in a while.
There are far too many cool moments to mention on Blood of the Nations, but in my opinion the best tracks are “Beat the Bastards”, “Teutonic Terror”, “Locked and Loaded” “Pandemic” and “Bucketful of Hate”.
I am an old school Accept fan, and I will always be a fan of Udo Dirkschneider, but Blood of the Nations is the disc that will rekindle the career of this amazing metal band. Come back album of the year? Metal album of the year? Blood of the Nations could be either one of those. This CD is highly recommend to the metalhead nation! Buy This!!
Rating: Out of 10
01. Beat The Bastards
02. Teutonic Terror
03. The Abyss
04. Blood Of The Nations
05. Shades Of Death
06. Locked And Loaded
07. Time Machine
08. Kill The Pain
09. Rollin’ Thunder
11. New World Comin’
12. No Shelter
13. Bucketful Of Hate
Mark Tornillo – vocals
Wolf Hoffmann – guitars
Herman Frank – guitars
Peter Baltes – bass
Stefan Schwarzmann – drums
THE HALLOWEEN HOOTENANNY TOUR
Special Guests Murderdolls
ZOMBIE TO GET HIS OWN UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD ATTRACTION: “ROB ZOMBIE’S HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES: IN 3D ZOMBIEVISION!”
The masters of musical mayhem have paired up yet again to embark on a three week tour of debauchery. Rob Zombie and Alice Cooper have returned to destroy a city near you on The Halloween Hootenanny Tour with special guests Murderdolls. The tour kicks off in Los Angeles at the Gibson Amphitheatre on Thursday, September 30th and will criss-cross the USA with a tour de force of ghoulish s delights for your aural pleasure, giving the fans a show of a lifetime.
In other Zombie news, fans will soon get the ultimate interactive experience as their hero is joining forces with Universal Studios Hollywood to create the new 3D maze, “Rob Zombie’s House Of 1000 Corpses: In 3D ZombieVision.” As part of the Halloween Horror Nights event, fans will be treated to a nightmarish world of carnage and chaos Rob Zombie-style based upon Zombie’s cult hit film “House Of 1000 Corpses.” Vampire buffs also got a treat when the track “What” from Rob Zombie’s latest release HELLBILLY DELUXE 2 appeared in an episode of the smash HBO series “True Blood.”
Zombie addicts can also look forward to the release of the special edition of HELLBILLY DELUXE 2 set to street on Friday, September 24th. This deluxe version of HD2 will feature 3 brand new tracks called “Everything Is Boring,” “Michael” and “Devil’s Hole Girls And The Big Revolution,” as well as a re-imagining of “The Man Who Laughs.” Additionally, the package will include a brand new video for “Mars Needs Women” (shot during the Gruesome Twosome tour with Alice Cooper), a live version of Cooper’s classic “School’s Out” performed with Cooper and a 30-minute DVD featuring a tour documentary entitled “Transylvanian Transmissions,” along with all-new expanded artwork.
With more than 15 million albums sold, 7 Grammy nominations, the helming of 5 major motion pictures and dozens of music videos under his belt, Rob Zombie is a force to be reckoned with in today’s entertainment landscape. Zombie’s unique meld of horror and hard rock has influenced his sound as a musician, and more recently his vision as a director and writer.
The Halloween Hootenanny Tour Featuring The Gruesome Twosome with special guests Murderdolls:
30 Los Angeles, CA Gibson Amphitheatre
1 San Diego, CA Harrah’s Rincon
2 Tucson, AZ Anselmo Valencia Amphitheater
4 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
6 Kansas City, MO Independence Event Center
7 St. Charles, MO The Family Arena
8 Bloomington, IL U.S. Cellular Coliseum
12 Binghamton, NY Broome County Arena
14 Portland, ME Cumberland County Civic Center
15 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun
16 Worcester, MA DCU Center
19 Roanoke, VA Roanoke Performing Arts Theater
20 Nashville, TN Nashville Municipal Auditorium
Sully Erna’s latest masterpiece, Avalon, was released today on Universal Republic Records. The album features an array of eclectic compositions unlike anything he has ever written in the past, an epic body of work that has taken him over 2 years to compose, record and finally release, utilizing the hypnotic sounds of tribal rhythms, melodic pianos and cellos, and haunting vocals. Avalon also features the accompanying vocals of Lisa Guyer, as well as the hand percussion of Niall Gregory from renowned band Dead Can Dance. The first single off the record, “Sinner’s Prayer,” showcases his evolution in music and firmly defines his unique, new sound. Make sure to grab the album in stores everywhere or on iTunes now!
Sully is best known as the lead singer and main songwriter of the acclaimed rock band Godsmack, whose self-titled 1998 debut went quadruple-platinum, while five of the band’s albums and EPs have achieved gold or platinum status in the U.S. and Canada. Godsmack’s latest single, “Cryin’ Like a Bitch,” recently positioned itself at #1 for 9 weeks straight, and is the group’s sixth #1 track to land on Active Rock radio charts, as well as the band’s 18th Top 10 single overall — more than any other band in Active Rock history.
For more information on Sully and his solo debut, check out a behind-the-scenes video of Sully talking about the record along with his band creating Avalon. Make sure to visit his official page, www.sullyerna.com, or find him on MySpace and Facebook and pick up a copy of Avalon in stores everywhere now!