Cincinnati, Ohio’s PNC Pavillion closed out their summer concert series Sunday, October 17th with a kick ass rock and roll show with Drowning Pool, Five Finger Death Punch, and Godsmack.
Check out the Five Finger Death Punch Gallery below! You can click on the thumbnail photos below to view the larger image.
Cincinnati, Ohio’s PNC Pavillion closed out their summer concert series Sunday, October 17th with a kick ass rock and roll show with Drowning Pool, Five Finger Death Punch, and Godsmack.
Check out the Godsmack Photo Gallery below! You can click on the thumbnail photos below to view the larger image.
Helloween’s 13th album, 7 Sinners, will be released on November 9th. Check out the video clip, “Are You Metal” below!
The premium version of “7 SINNERS” will include the deluxe digipak, extended booklet and an exclusive bonus track!Vodpod videos no longer available.
MICHAEL T. ROSS, known mostly from his position as the keyboardist for LITA FORD, HARDLINE & ANGEL, embarks on more European shows in November with guitarist ALEN BRENTINI, which includes supporting RICHIE KOTZEN at Boogaloo in Zagreb, Croatia on November 18th.
“I’m very excited to play these upcoming shows with Alen, who is an amazing guitarist from Croatia. There is a lot of energy and chemistry between us making an action packed show for the fans”, Michael states.
Show Listing- November 5- Rock Caffe (Pula Croatia), 6- Club Pepe Rosso (Rijeka, Croatia), 11- Bluesiana (Velden, Austria), 12- Risto Birreria Accademia (Venezia, Italy) w/ Chemistry Room, 17- Klub Sax (Zagreb, Croatia), 18- Boogaloo (Zagreb, Croatia) w/ Richie Kotzen, 20- Rock City at The Soundcave (Uster- Zürich, Switzerland).
You can hear Michael’s keys on Alen’s new single called “Make You Happy” below!
Other recordings Michael played on are Lizzy Borden “Appointment With Death”, Terry Ilous “Hear and Gone”, Lillian Axe “Sad Day on Planet Earth”, Hardline “Leaving The End Open” and Alen Brentini “Treca Dimenzija”.
Current interviews of Michael can be seen at www.therockpit.net and in the October issue of Roadie Crew (Brazil).
PLUS NEW MINI-ALBUM ‘STRONGER’ VIA SPINEFARM RECORDS UK…
DEAD BY APRIL – the ‘modern melodic metallers’ from Gothenburg, Sweden – will play a headline show at the Islington Bar Academy in London on November 1st.
The five-piece outfit (whose debut self-titled album went to No. 2 on the Swedish charts) are currently touring the UK with My Passion (remaining dates below).
OCTOBER 2010 NOVEMBER 2010
21st Glasgow, King Tuts 1st London, Islington Bar Academy (headline show)
22nd Inverness, Ironworks
23rd Barrow In Furness, Canteen
25th Lancaster, Library
26th Liverpool, Academy 3
27th Nottingham, Rock City Basement
28th Milton Keynes, Craufard Arms
29th Norwich, Arts Centre
31st London, Underworld
IN SUPPORT of the My Passion tour and London headliner, DBA are re-releasing single ‘Losing You’ on November 1st. Available as a digital download complete with re-mixes of three tracks from their debut album, ‘Losing You’ was the song that broke the band in their native Sweden, going straight to No. 1 in the charts.
In addition, DBA will be releasing a brand new 10-track mini-album via Spinefarm Records UK, scheduled for later this year; titled ‘Stronger’, the record – available as a limited edition digi-pack – will feature a previously unreleased new demo ‘More Than Yesterday’, a remix of ‘Angels Of Clarity’ courtesy of Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan of Slipknot plus a variety of B-sides, new acoustic tracks and rarities.
UK ‘STADIUM ROCKERS’ JETTBLACK will release new EP, ‘Slip It On’, on November 22nd via Spinefarm Records UK; ‘Slip It On’ will be available as a 5-track physical EP and 2-track digital download. The physical EP will come with four bonus tracks: ‘Chasing Love’, ‘Danger Zone’ (a cover of the ’80s classic from the ‘Top Gun’ soundtrack) and ‘Mother Fucker’ (acoustic), with both versions featuring newly recorded track ‘The Sweet And The Brave’ (acoustic).
‘Slip It On’ EP Tracklisting:
1. Slip It On
2. Chasing Love
3. Danger Zone
4. Mother Fucker (acoustic)
5. The Sweet And The Brave (acoustic)
Fresh off an extensive UK tour with label mates Reckless Love, Jettblack have the following dates lined up until the end of the year.
2nd Moho, Manchester w/Dear Superstar
3rd Hard Rock Hell, Prestatyn, Wales
4th Black Flag, Wakefield w/Dear Superstar
5th Trillians, Newcastle w/Enuff Z’nuff
6th Cathouse, Glasgow w/Enuff Z’nuff
7th Fleece & Firkin, Bristol w/Enuff Z’nuff
8th Yardbirds Club, Grimsby w/Enuff Z’nuff
9th Borderline, London w/Enuff Z’nuff
10th Joiners, Southampton w/Dear Superstar
11th The Central, Nottingham w/Enuff Z’nuff
Hot off the heels of Metallica’s breaking news for their “Live at Grimey’s” CD/10″ comes the news of releases from Anthrax and The Damned Things (the band formed by Scott Ian and Rob Caggiano of Anthrax, Joe Trohman and Andy Hurley of Fall Out Boy and Keith Buckley of Every Time I Die). Both bands, in addition to Metallica, will be releasing Metal Club exclusive items which can be found at participating stores on Black Friday (11/26).
Anthrax will be releasing Live at the Sonisphere 10″, a picture disc featuring the tracks “Medusa” and “Only” which are live recordings from the Big 4 DVD (a DVD of the day Metallica, Anthrax, Slayer and Megadeth shared a stage in Sofia, Bulgaria). These recordings will be the first with Joey Belladonna as singer of Anthrax in more than 20 years. Meanwhile, The Damned Things will be releasing a 7″ and CD single for their debut single “We’ve Got A Situation Here” including the track “Ironiclast.” The full length debut from The Damned Things, Ironiclast will hit shelves December 14.
Charlie Benante of Anthrax had the following to say about independent record stores, “Indie stores are our only hope! People should cherish these wonderful treasures. Go, get lost in an indie record store, you may discover a band or record that could blow your mind.”
Metal Club is a group of record stores throughout the US and Canada that work to connect the vibrant metal community with their local record store. Fans will be able to visit their local Metal Club store for special metal promotional pieces, exciting in-store events, and a series of exclusive Metal Club releases.
These and other special metal releases are available at Metal Club stores across the country, please visit www.mymetalclub.com for store locations, news and information on other Metal Club releases.
I have been a fan of Rob Halford for what least seems like forever. Halford’s debut solo effort Resurrection remains one of my favorite CD’s to this day. Needless to say, when Mr. Halford announced his new CD, Made of Metal, I was pretty excited. If any band is going to knock Accept off the top of the METAL ladder in 2010, it has to be Halford right?
I have always felt that Halford’s solo band could give Judas Priest a run for its money talent wise. Roy Z, Metal Mike Chlasciak, and Bobby Jarzombek are as good as it gets in Metal today. Rob Halford is and always will be the Metal God.
So how does Made of Metal stack up? Musically speaking this disc is awesome. It is everything that I thought it would be. The songs are packed with blazing guitar solos, killer drumming and everything you would expect from Halford. Roy Z and Metal Mike Chasciak are one potent combination on guitar. They deliver some of the best riffs that I have heard in 2010. With that being said, Made of Metal is far from perfect. There are a few weak tracks on the CD, including the lackluster title track. Rob Halford has lost a step or two in his voice, and while he still delivers a good vocal performance, he doesn’t push his voice any more than he has to. I expected more screams from Metal’s main man, and it just isn’t here.
Luckily, the good songs far out weigh the bad. “Undisputed”, “Speed of Sound”, “Hell Razor”, “Thunder and Lightning” are amongst my favorite songs on the CD. While Made of Metal doesn’t live up to Halford’s previous releases Resurrection, or Crucible, it is still more enjoyable than the last Judas Priest effort, Nostradamus. Even if it isn’t Halford’s best effort, it is still a heavy metal disc worth picking up.
Rating: Out of 10
2. Fire And Ice
3. Made Of Metal
4. Speed Of Sound
5. Like There’s No Tomorrow
6. Till The Day I Die
7. We Own The Night
9. Hell Razor
10. Thunder And Lightning
11. Twenty-Five Years
13. I Know We Stand A Chance
14. The Mower
Rob Halford – Vocals
Roy Z – Guitars
Metal Mike Chlasciak- Guitars
Mike Davis – Bass
Bobby Jarzombek – Drums
If you have been listening to the Hard Rock Hideout Radio show the last couple of weeks, you have heard this hot New Zealand band, Shotgun Alley.
Check out Shotgun Alley’s clip “Give It All Up For Rock” below!
Check out Shotgun Alley on myspace at this link.
Avenged Sevenfold‘s current single “Nightmare” is the most played song at Media Base Active Rock for 2010. The track has achieved 34,311 spins and is expected to hold the No. 1 position for the rest of the year. The song climbed to No. 1 on the Active Rock chart in August, where it remained for three weeks. “Nightmare” has also enjoyed airplay at Mainstream and Modern Rock radio stations across the country and was the No. 1 Rock Song on iTunes in the U.S. and the U.K. in its debut week.
“Nightmare” is the title track to the band’s highly personal new album, which bowed at No. 1 on Billboard‘s album chart and also topped Billboard‘s Rock, Hard Rock, and Digital charts. Its No. 1 debut is the band’s highest first-week chart position ever.
Produced by Mike Elizondo (Dr. Dre, Eminem) and mixed by noted engineer Andy Wallace, Nightmare was in the works when the band’s beloved drummer, Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan, passed away. The Los Angeles Times has praised Nightmare‘s “elegiac power ballads,” and called it “the band’s most personal effort yet.” USA Today declared, “A7X has as broad a musical palette as any act in metal, with soaring guitar melodies and sorrowful ballads that offset growling metalcore vocals and Metallica-like jackhammer rhythms.”
Avenged Sevenfold, who recently wound up a stint co-headlining the first annual Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival with Disturbed, are currently on the road in Europe and the UK. The band will play their last show of the year on December 11th, headlining X107.5’s Holiday Havoc 2010 at The Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
Read what critics have been saying about Avenged Sevenfold live!
“Their set was easily one of the most impressive performances I’ve seen in a very long time.” — Seattle Post Intelligencer
“The band sounded tighter and more focused than ever.” — Arizona Republic
“Aside from the energy present in singer Shadow’s delivery, the guitar work of Avenged is top notch. Both Zacky Vengeance and Synyster Gates do some mind-bending solos, but more impressively they perfectly harmonize many of the complicated leads” — OC Weekly
SPECIAL EDITION DIGIPAK AND STANDARD CD AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 9th STRICTLY LIMITED COLLECTOR’S EDITION LP BOX SET DUE OUT NOVEMBER 23rd
VIRGIN STEELE’s “The Black Light Bacchanalia” 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 recently penned a new blog answering some fan questions about the “The Black Light Bacchanalia:
Greetings & Cheers!
I have been getting some inquiries about what the new album is all about, and I thought that it might be nice to answer them in a kind of Q & A type manner, so here we go:
One of the questions I am getting is….What does the title, “THE BLACK LIGHT BACCHANALIA” Mean?
My answer is this…Well…it is my way of saying something like “This insane Life”….It should be thought of in the same spirit as the way Dante called his Work “The Divine Comedy”. He was discussing Life in all its multifaceted craziness, and I mean something similar with the phrase, “The Black Light Bacchanalia”. I too am speaking about Life and all its attendant drama, aches, & pains, pathos, joys & sorrows. By that phrase I also mean “The Great Reversal”. Where when one culture conquers another, the deities of the conquered people become the demons of the conquerors religion. Everything is turned upside down…topsy-turvy. This is essentially what happened to Paganism & Gnosticism. The Pagans were killed off, and their worship of Bacchus/Dionysus with their bacchanalias was suppressed. But…in the glow of the Black Light things that are white are illuminated… the other colors fade into the shadows…The Pagans went underground….
Another question of late is: Is this a concept album? And if so what can you tell us about the concept?
Yes it is a concept album. It does continue the tale I began on the “Visions Of Eden” album, and brings those elements to their conclusion, with the death of Lilith (in TO CROWN THEM WITH HALOS), & also God finally lamenting all the damage he has done & the havoc he has wrought in ETERNAL REGRET. I equate Lilith with Hypatia( the ancient Pagan astronomer/philosopher of Alexandria, who was murdered by Monks) & Joan Of Arc, and & Lyzebel, (a Sumerian Queen who most people know as Jezebel), (but that name is a perversion of the original Lyzebel, which means Baal is exalted) (She too was murdered), as well as all the various Goddess figures. I continue the discussion of the death of Paganism and the eradication of the Female Goddess Principle due to the rise of the Mountain-Fire-Father God, but I go further with discussing the rise of “organized” religion and its mark upon Paganism, and the subsequent coming of the Dark Ages. However, that being said, I am really discussing today’s Dark Ages, and the rise of fundamentalism in all walks of Life, not only religion, but politics, and everywhere else. And ultimately the album is about Rebellion. Rebellion against authority, God, government, whatever…. etc….This is quite clear in songs like THE ORPHEUS TABOO.
A question for those who heard about some of our difficulties… :How did the recordings go?
ANSWER: They went very well for the most part, but we did have a few problems along the way. Due to the late summer storms we had a few electrical/technical mishaps! We lost various tracks that had to be re-recorded…I did panic at one point, as I had lost a fair amount of information that needed to be done again…Fortunately I do write everything down the old fashioned way, so I always have my notes to refer to…this helped! It was quite stressful, but it only made the album even more passionate and raw. I can somewhat laugh about it now, as I have gotten it all together…but…living through it was a bit unnerving…
Next question: What is different about this album compared to your others?
ANSWER: Using the 12 notes that are found in Western Civilization’s Music, I feel that I was able to invoke new emotions and new combinations of these notes and chords that I have not utilized before. For example tracks like TO CROWN THEM WITH HALOS & THE BLACK LIGHT BACCHANALIA (The Age That Is to Come), contain various Musical elements & moods that have never before appeared on a VIRGIN STEELE album. That kind of mutant riffing and that kind of bizarre sequence in the bridge of the latter tune are quite different for us. It is darker than before in certain areas, and also more straight ahead in others. I think there is a nice balance between the various styles we do. I think that everyone really played their collective asses off. Frank G., gives the drum performance of his Life on these tracks. There is just so much virtuosity coming out of him these days. Josh did amazing guitar solos and fat rhythms, and Edward played with tremendous passion and great energy. I think it may be among our finest recorded performances thus far. All the feeling of our summer live shows went into these recordings. Performing gigs first and then recoding right after definitely can spice up one’s studio game!
I am also really pleased with the artwork. I chose 3 separate yet related covers for each of the 3 configurations we are releasing the album in. The covers are all from around 1400 or 1500, and have to do with the Inquisition or the occult. They are wood carvings or etchings, and I have used a few more of them inside the booklets. These are “found” images that I have located among various items in my house. I have been going organic with our covers for quite a while now. For example the HOUSE OF ATREUS covers were made from a shield that hangs on a wall in my house. While I am working on the albums I look around and see if anything will leap out at me and scream “this is the sound of the album in visual form”. Again for example, with THE HOUSE OF ATREUS shield…when I looked at that it screamed to me” KINGDOM OF THE FEARLESS”…so I immediately took it down from the wall and had it photographed. The same with these 3 images for the new covers. I heard the moans of THE BLACK LIGHT BACCHANALIA when I viewed them…
The other images inside the booklet are kind of media-manipulated artworks that are part paintings and part something else. These were done by my friend Julian Ilieve, and they are great, & they too capture the Spirit residing inside the sounds. All these various components were Nobly put together by one Jens Reinhold. Jens did a Glorious job bringing all these elements together.
And the last question for the moment: We have heard that you said this album seems like a debut album. What do you mean by that?
ANSWER: I mean that it has that kind of ” we’re out to prove ourselves” fire that many debut albums have, and it is well paced and diverse yet also quite connected. It contains that kind of spontaneity and raw passion that makes it seem so fresh. It sounds like we are all very excited about what we are doing. When I first heard all the tracks back to back in one go, it reminded me of the feelings I got upon listening to the first 2 Led Zeppelin albums, or Van Halen’s debut or Queen 1. It just felt so alive and reckless, polished, yet wild. I hope that everyone will enjoy it…
BY THE HAMMER OF ZEUS!
So you call yourself a hard rock music fan? You can bang your head with the best of them, you know who invented the horns, and you love to rock and roll all night and party every day. As an expert in the field of hard rock, what 10 albums would you recommend to someone that was just starting their collection? Tough question, huh?
While this subject is up for endless debate, there are certain albums that must be a part of every hard rocker’s music collection. Whether it’s on vinyl, CD, or MP3, these are 10 essential albums that belong in every hard rock fan’s music collection.
AC/DC – Back In Black
I’ve already discussed in a previous post how I feel that Back In Black is a perfect album. From start to finish, it is one of the greatest hard rock albums of all time. With songs like Hells Bells, You Shook Me All Night Long, and Rock And Roll Ain’t Noise Pollution this is one record that any metal head can’t live without. While Angus Young blisters away on the guitar, and Brian Johnson screams his heart out on vocals, Back In Black hits the ears hard in an enjoyable way. It’s timeless, it’s classic, and it’s an absolute definite for any hard rock record collection.
Black Sabbath – Paranoid
While their debut album is an incredible one, it was the sophomore effort of Paranoid that really put Black Sabbath on the map. Filled with incredible classics like War Pigs, the title track, and Iron Man, Paranoid is the one Black Sabbath album that every metal head should own. Dark, deliberate, and oh so amazing, this is Black Sabbath at the height of their powers. Sure, Volume 4 is a fantastic record in its own right, but if I were directing a newbie on which Sabbath album to add to their upstart collection, Paranoid would win hands down.
Guns N Roses – Appetite For Destruction
Without any debate, this is possibly the best debut album ever recorded by a hard rock band. Better than Van Halen’s debut (which we will cover later in this list), better than Black Sabbath’s debut album, and better than most heavy metal records out there, Appetite For Destruction is a pure eargasmic delight. 5 young, hungry, and crazy lads banded together to record a masterpiece that went on to become one of the best selling albums of all time. There is not one rock fan out there who doesn’t know of this record and I would venture a guess that most of them own it.
Iron Maiden – The Number of the Beast
In 1982, Iron Maiden lost a singer in Paul DiAnno, but gained a rock god in Bruce Dickinson. While the band was somewhat popular before Dickinson’s foray into the group, they took over the world with him at the helm. The Number of the Beast was the album that started the takeover. Short in length (at only 8 songs), The Number of the Beast sold quality over quantity. Every song is a potential hit. Hallowed Be Thy Name, Run To The Hills and the ever popular title track, are all amazing songs. And these don’t even scratch the surface of what’s contained on the entire record. The Number of the Beast is a hard rock masterpiece.
Judas Priest – British Steel
I’m well aware of the fact that Judas Priest recorded some fine albums prior to and after British Steel. But, if you ask any rock fan to name just one Judas Priest album, this is the one they will pick. Is that because it’s the most popular? Maybe. I like to think that it is because it’s their greatest album. British Steel is a phenomenal record where Judas Priest really found their stride in the studio. With two of their best known tracks (Living After Midnight and Breaking The Law), British Steel is pure heavy metal. To paraphrase Scott Ian of Anthrax, British Steel was the first album to really define heavy metal. Those words ring true to many a metal head, myself included.
Kiss – Destroyer
Undoubtedly the best album Kiss ever recorded, Destroyer showed the world a whole new side of Kiss. Producer Bob Ezrin went into the studio with four youngsters that were still hungry to find their true sound. He left the studio with four men who had become seasoned musicians. With ageless songs like Detroit Rock City, Shout It Out Loud, and the poetic ballad, Beth, Destroyer is an amazing record. For the beginning fan, this should be the first hard rock album they purchase.
Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin IV
Arguably the best work Led Zeppelin ever recorded, Led Zeppelin IV is a hard rock record that can’t be equaled. Stairway To Heaven alone makes this a must own record. Overplayed as it is, Stairway To Heaven is still one of the greatest rock songs ever. By the time Zeppelin went to record their fourth album, they were all well seasoned veterans of the scene. Between the raunch, the rock, and the live performances, Led Zeppelin really figured out what they wanted their sound to be. The end result is one of the greatest albums of all time, Led Zeppelin IV. If you were just starting your hard rock record collection, how could you leave this one out?
Yes, you could make an argument that the first three studio albums by Metallica should start any hard rock collection. Yes, you could make an argument that Metallica (aka The Black Album) is the one album to own by Metallica. No, you wouldn’t be wrong in either of those statements. However, when starting a music collection, diversification is key (which rules out buying the first 3 albums in one shot). And while The Black Album is one of the most well known and popular Metallica album, it is not their best. That honor goes to 1986’s Master Of Puppets. The title track alone is one of the greatest songs in Metallica history and worth the price of the record. Add in amazing songs such as Welcome Home (Sanitarium) and Damage, Inc., and it’s a no brainer. Master Of Puppets is a must own for a hard rock record collection.
Motley Crue – Shout At The Devil
In 1983, Nikki Sixx was fooling around with some black magic and dark studies. This influenced his writing and the end result was Shout At The Devil. With the eerie, haunting introduction of In The Beginning, a hard rock music fan knows that something different is about to be played. Once the drums of Shout At The Devil crash in and kick start the record, this thought is confirmed. One of the hardest albums Motley Crue ever recorded, Shout At The Devil is as groundbreaking today as it was when it was first released.
Van Halen – Van Halen
Another outstanding debut album that rivals Appetite For Destruction as one of the best ever is Van Halen’s eponymous debut. Discovered by Gene Simmons of Kiss and polished by Ted Templeton in the studio, Van Halen was a raw talent that is found once in a generation. With the ax wizard Eddie Van Halen at the helm, and the over-the-top, glamorous showboater David Lee Roth as the front man, Van Halen was a band destined for greatness. Their debut album shows just how amazing they were. From the innovative (and never duplicated) Eruption, to one of the best cover songs of all time (You Really Got Me), Van Halen is a record that every teenage boy needs to hear. Amazing in every way, this is a must for any collection.
And there you have it. 10 essential albums to start any hard rock record collection. Let the debates begin!
Bad City’s debut album “WELCOME TO THE WASTELAND” was released in August. The band was hand-picked by Billy Corgan to join The Smashing Pumpkins
on their summer tour, after which they’ve been on the road supporting Slash.
Paul Stanley of KISS recently said about the band, “WELCOME TO THE WASTELAND is an absolute knockout and the best album I’ve heard in ages.
A killer, cohesive album of great rock and bombastic production that has been sorely missing. Every track is a winner and Bad City raises the bar out of most band’s reach. It’s really that good.”
Bad City has created a stir with their riff-crazy brand of old-school hard rock. Produced by Grammy Award-nominee Johnny K (Staind, Sevendust, 3 Doors Down), “WELCOME TO THE WASTELAND” is an electrifying introduction to the band’s idiosyncratic sound, riddled with glamtastic melodies, trashy hooks, and stadium-sized choruses.
Check out the video clip “Take Me For A Ride” below!
Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the release of PRIME SUSPECT debut album on December 3rd 2010.
PRIME SUSPECT is a new melodic rock combo formed by Daniele Liverani, Tommy Ermolli and Dario Ciccioni, three Italian musicians who came to the attention of the Melodic Rock crowd thanks to their performances on the three KHYMERA releases. Liverani, the most experienced musician of the lot, had a long career in the Italian HR/HM scene releasing albums with the Prog Metal groups EMPTY TREMOR and TWINSPIRITS and also with the GENIUS Rock Opera in 3 chapters, showcasing an international all star cast of singers including Daniel Gildenlow (Pain of Salvation), Mark Boals, DC Cooper (ex Royal Hunt) and many more.
Since the KHYMERA last two albums saw the bulk of the songwriting from the brothers Tom and James Martin, Liverani started to put together some Melodic Rock tracks which could live on the quality of arrangement and performance of the previous KHYMERA releases. “The awesome songwriting of the Martin Brothers for the Khymera albums I’ve been arranging and producing inspired me a lot and that’s why I decided to accept the challenge of writing some original material in the more Melodic Rock style” says Daniele Liverani presenting the new album. “ I would say that Prime Suspect is a combination of what I’ve been learining with Khymera and my personal style and I have been thrilled with the result… It’s been very refreshing to work on this record, and it’s been awesome as usual to work all the musicians involved, that provided great performances and the right sound for this new challenge”.
After a few demos, the three musicians started looking for a suitable singer who could gel with the material written and the search was over when Olaf Senkbeil, fron the german band DREAMTIDE, came into the picture. The icing on the cake was offered by the Swedish songwriter Christian Wolff (On The Rise, Johnny Lima, Mecca) who contributed with two songs “What Do You Want” and “It Could’ve Been You” for the amazing final result. “Basically there’s a lot of classic melodic rock inside the tunes” tells Liverani “but the sound is very modern and powerful with a touch of experimentation that comes from my Progressive experience. That’s an interesting combination that hopefully the listeners will find interesting and entertaining”
A brilliant debut album which offers a contemporary and European sounding / flavoured Melodic Rock, which is granted to appeal to the fans of KHYMERA, LAST AUTUMN’S DREAM and class AOR music.
“Prime Suspect” tracklisting includes:
The songs “What Do You Want” and “Change This World” can exclusively be listened in full in streaming on the Frontiers Web radio. Tune in at: www.frontiers.it/webradio
Music Industry veteran and metal musician Steve “Buckshot” Seabury brings you “Mosh Potatoes – Recipes, Anecdotes & Mayhem From The Heavyweights Of Heavy Metal”. Almost 5 years in the making, Simon & Schuster the publisher, has moved the street date from November 30th to November 16th due to the heavy anticipation of the release. The book is now available for pre order online and will be available all of book stores, your favorite record stores and many mail order companies.
Seabury has set up a charity for the artist proceeds from each sale of the book to benefit The Meals on Wheels Charity. “This organization is very dear to my heart because it provides for so many great people, people like my own grandma. For the metal community to stand together and help these elderly people experiencing financial stress is a true blessing in my eyes.” The Meals on Wheels Charity provides a great service by delivering over a million meals a day to senior citizens who are experiencing economic hardships or disabilities and cant afford to buy food.
Mosh Potatoes features 147 exciting recipes from legendary icons like Lemmy, Zakk Wylde and Lita Ford to the thrash titans of Pantera, Megadeth, Testament, Overkill and Anthrax to the hair metal bands of Guns & Roses, Dokken, LA Guns, Steel Panther, Twisted Sister to the mayhem of metal including Mudvayne, Lamb of God, Shadows Fall, Hatebreed and Devildriver to death metal pioneers of Napalm Death, Obituary, Death and Sepultura and the book wouldnt be complete without the future of the new school like Municipal Waste, Skeletonwitch, Lazarus AD, Evile and Moth Eater.
If you live for metal and like amazing food then you will without a doubt love Mosh Potatoes. So put the beers on ice, fire up the grill and Cook Out With Your Book Out!!!
For more information please check out the new Mosh Potatoes website at: www.moshpotatoescookbook.com
“Keep a copy of Mosh Potatoes in your kitchen and your guitar case to make sure your culinary desires are well tended to, both at home and on the road.” —Dave Ellefson, Megadeth
“Mosh Potatoes is the book to get your ‘pit’ on, the BBQ pit! Killing in the kitchen!” —Bobby Blitz, Overkill
“I am thrilled to be included in this amazing peek at the world’s most extreme heavy metal cookbook. This is a must have! Seriously BASS ASS!” —Scott Rockenfield, Queensryche
“Mosh Potatoes is so damn hot that Satan himself would get out of the kitchen!” —Morgan Lander, Kittie
“Mosh Potatoes sets the stage to eat to the beat of a different drummer!”—Frankie Banali, Quiet Riot
“Preheat your oven, blanch your vegetables, plug in your ghetto blaster and crank up the Metal. Mosh Potatoes will be an ear-splitting dining experience.” —Joel Grind, Toxic Holocaust
“I’m really excited to be a part of Mosh Potatoes. After all Metal Heads have to eat too!” —Jason Bittner, Shadows Fall
New York hard rockers BLACK WATER RISING are proud to announce that NHL team, the New Jersey Devils are using their song “Rise” from their self-titled debut as the Devil’s Army theme song which can be seen in their 2010-11 season opening video. The song is featured as part of the “RISE UP!” Campaign used to rally the Devils and their fans. The song is also being blasted at all Devils home games this season as they take the ice.
Hockey enthusiast and bass player of BWR, Oddie McLaughlin had the following to say about the band’s song being embraced by the Devils and their Legion of fans:
“I’ve been a huge hockey fan since I was a kid and to have our song ‘Rise’ played before the New Jersey Devils is beyond my wildest dreams. So let’s drop the puck and ‘Rise’ to a new level of hockey. Go Devils!!”
Click on the Devils’ logo to see the season opening video:
BLACK WATER RISING‘S self-titled debut release is available now on Giddy Up! Records. Giddy Up! Records is a brand new label with distribution through Sony/RED. The album artwork was designed by “Mister Sam” aka Sam Shearon, the renowned artist from England who hasdone work for Rob Zombie, Godhead and ESP guitars.
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The Scorpions are releasing a new Premium edition of Sting in The Tail on November 2nd. The new Edition includes songs not found on the U.S. Edition including “Let’s Rock”, “Dreamers”, “Too Far”, “Miracle”, “Thunder & Lightning” and a Bonus DVD with additional content.
Sting in the Tail Premium Edition [CD+DVD]
- Raised On Rock
- Sting In The Tail
- Slave Me
- The Good Die Young
- No Limit
- Rock Zone
- Turn You On
- Let’s Rock
- Spirit Of Rock
- The Best Is Yet To Come
- Too Far
- Miracle – (Regular Version)
- The Good Die Young – (New Version)
- Thunder And Lightning
- Sting In The Tail – (Live Video San Antonio)
- The Best Is Yet To Come – (Live Video Prague)
- Sting In The Tail – Videomessage – EPK
You can pre-order the Sting In the Tail Premium Edition at this link.
Band To Tour Germany With Motorhead In December
DORO PESCH, who completed a handful of U.S. tour dates as well as a successful debut appearance in Japan earlier this month, recently unleashed the Fear No Evil – Ultimate Collector’s Edition box set via Germany’s AFM Records. The stunning set includes the Fear No Evil album with different cover art and bonus tracks (“All We Are 2007” and “On My Own”) plus the Herzblut and Celebrate EPs, a gorgeous DORO poster print and sticker, all packed in a hard cover box.
PESCH released Fear No Evil in January 2009. The record went on to become her most successful release in nearly 20 years. Earning the #11 spot on the official German charts, the record finds PESCH returning to her musical roots. Songs like “Night Of The Warlock” and “Celebrate” breathe the spirit of the ’80s and find the Queen of Metal delivering her best vocal performance to date.
Fear No Evil Track List
1. Night Of The Warlock
2. Running From The Devil
4. Caught In A Battle
6. On The Run
7. Walking With The Angels
8. I Lay My Head
9. It Kills Me
10. Long Lost For Love
11. 25 Years
12. All We Are (2007)
13. On My Own
Celebrate EP Track List
02. Celebrate (FeaturingSaxon’s Biff Byford)
03. Celebrate (Full Metal Female Version)
04. The Night Of The Warlock
05. Rescue Me
Herzblut EP Track List
01. Herzblut (Single Version)
02. Herzblut (Album Version)
03. A Fond Le Coer (Herzblut French Version)
04. Te Doy Mi Corazon (Herzblut Spanish Version)
05. Eu Dou Teo Meu Coracao (Herzblut Portugese Version)
06. Share My Fate
Doro Pesch – vocals
Joe Taylor – guitars
Nick Douglas – bass
Oliver Palotai – keyboards
Johnny Dee – drums
In related news, DORO and her band mates will return to Russia for three dates in Moscow, Sankt Petersburg and Stavropol later this month before ending the year on a very special tour opening for Motorhead (one of DORO‘s all time favorite bands) on the German leg of the European tour! Immediately following those shows, DORO will embark on her own headlining shows through the end of the year.
DORO Fall/Winter Tour Dates 2010
10/27/2010 Dvoretz Detskogo Tvorchestva – Stavropol, Russia
10/28/2010 Tochka Club – Moscow, Russia
10/29/2010 Orlandina Club – Sankt Petersburg, Russia
11/30/2010 Phillipshalle – Düsseldorf, Germany w/ Mötorhead
12/01/2010 AWD Hall – Hannover, Germany w/ Mötorhead
12/03/2010 Trier Arena – Trier, Germany w/ Mötorhead
12/04/2010 Schleyerhalle – Stuttgart, Germany w/ Mötorhead
12/07/2010 Arena Treptow – Berlin, Germany w/ Mötorhead
12/08/2010 Rhein-Main Halle – Wiesbaden, Germany w/ Mötorhead
12/10/2010 Chemnitz Arena – Chemnitz, Germany w/ Mötorhead
12/11/2010 Zenith – München, Germany w/ Mötorhead
12/15/2010 Aladin – Bremen, Germany
12/16/2010 Max – Kiel, German
12/18/2010 Stadthalle – Limburg, Germany
12/19/2010 Rockfabrik – Ludwigsburg, Germany
12/21/2010 Spectrum – Augsburg, Germany
12/22/2010 Rockhal – Esch/Alzette, Luxembourg
12/23/2010 Z7 – Pratteln, Switzerland
12/26/2010 Hirsch – Nürnberg, Germany
12/27/2010 Hessenhalle – Gießen, Germany
12/29/2010 Jurahalle – Crailsheim, Germany
12/30/2010 VAZ – Burglengenfeld, Germany
The world’s premier orchestral rock/metal band and Jive recording artist, Apocalyptica, will return to the U.S. for 18 shows starting November 25h in Orlando, Florida at House Of Blues and concluding in Corpus Christi, Texas on December 18th at the House Of Rock.
The Helsinki, Finland based band recently finished their international sold-out summer tour supporting the release of their most recent album, 7th Symphony. Apocalyptica wrapped up their co-headlining U.S. tour, which included stops in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston and other major U.S. cities. The New York Post declared “you haven’t seen anything until you’ve seen long-haired dudes headbanging while playing classical cellos.” Apocalyptica now returns to continue to support the release of their seventh album 7th Symphony. The current single “End of Me” (click to listen), featuring guest vocals by Gavin Rossdale of Bush, is a Top 5 smash on the Active Rock Radio chart. 7th Symphony also features stellar guest lineup Brent Smith of Shinedown, Lacey Mosley of Flyleaf and Joe Duplantier of French rock band Gojira and Dave Lombardo of Slayer.
Revolver called 7th Symphony‘s instrumentals “their heaviest and most grandiose yet.” Metro Mix proclaimed “…all were in agreement that Apocalyptica put on a stellar performance” at their New York show. Brand X (Los Angeles Times) called their recent Los Angeles Club Nokia performance “…symphonic, emotional, gorgeous…”
Eicca Toppinen – cello
Perttu Kivilaakso – cello
Paavo Lötjönen – cello
Mikko Sirén – drums
This is one show you do not want to miss! Catch Apocalyptica live:
November 25 Orlando, FL House Of Blues
November 26 Fort Lauderdale, FL Culture Room
November 27 Tampa, FL Ritz Ybor
November 29 Indianapolis, IN Murat Theatre
November 30 Flint, MI The Machine Shop
December 4 Clifton Park, NY Northern Lights
December 5 Hartford, CT Webster Theatre
December 6 Allentown, PA Crocodile Rock Cafe
December 7 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
December 8 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
December 9 Richmond, VA The National
December 10 Greenville, SC The Handlebar
December 12 Knoxville, TN Valarium
December 13 Nashville, TN Cannery Ballroom
December 14 New Orleans, LA House Of Blues
December 15 Houston, TX House Of Blues
December 16 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit
December 17 Dallas, TX House Of Blues
December 18 Corpus Christi, TX House Of Rock
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Atlantic recording group Stone Temple Pilots are back on the road after taking a short break and are winning rave reviews for their electrifying shows. Tampa Bay’s own Creative Loafing hailed, “STP’s no nonsense, tightly packed 75-minute set would make any current band green with envy…It’s obvious the band still has plenty of the fuel and fire that propelled them to great heights all those years ago…” While the Tampa Bay Times praised, “…No band has ever combined grunge and glam better than Stone Temple Pilots, much to fans’ delight….Two of Core’s unimpeachable smashes, Plush and Sex Type Thing, prompted huge chant alongs from the audience. Even a new song, Between the Lines, got the pit singing.” See below for a full listing of Stone Temple Pilots’ tour dates.
In other news, Stone Temple Pilots just released the amazing new single “Cinnamon” from their acclaimed album, “STONE TEMPLE PILOTS.” Produced by Stone Temple Pilots and mixed by Chris Lord-Alge (Green Day, Dave Matthews Band, My Chemical Romance), “STONE TEMPLE PILOTS” sees one of rock’s greatest bands continuing to explore their enduring approach to music — melding big riffs, classic pop hooks, and the restless experimentalism of glam, punk, and psychedelia. The album also features the chart topping hit singles “Between the Lines” and “Take a Load Off.”
(TOUR ITINERARY BELOW)
|STONE TEMPLE PILOTS|
|NORTH AMERICAN TOUR 2010|
|19||Raleigh, NC||Raleigh Amphitheatre|
|20||Charlotte, NC||Road Runner Mobile Amphitheatre|
|22||Bee Cave, TX||The Backyard|
|23||Corpus Christi, TX||Concrete Street Amphitheatre|
|26||San Diego, CA||Viejas Arena|
|27||Santa Barbara, CA||Santa Barbara Bowl|
|29||Los Angeles, CA||Nokia Theatre L.A. Live|
|30||Indio, CA||Fantasy Springs Resort Hotel & Casino|
|1||San Francisco, CA||The Warfield Theatre|
|3||Kent, WA||ShoWare Center|
|4||Vancouver, BC||Pne Coliseum|
|6||Calgary, AB||Calgary Stampede|
|7||Saskatoon, SK||Credit Union Centre|
Bon Jovi-the Circle Tour Recorded Live in New Jersey for an Exclusive In-Theatre Event
Lay your hands on tickets to the latest Cineplex Entertainment Front Row Centre presentation. From AEG Network Live and Universal Music Canada, see Bon Jovi – The Circle Tour on Monday, November 8 at 7:00 p.m. local time, exclusively in select Cineplex Entertainment theatres. Presented in High Definition, this special event celebrates the upcoming release of Bon Jovi Greatest Hits – The Ultimate Collection on November 9th and captures the magic and energy of the band’s sold-out, four-night stand at New Meadowlands Stadium. Footage is included from the four epic nights, which drew 200,000 fans on the band’s home turf, and began with the stadium’s inaugural concert on May 26, 2010.
“Bon Jovi is known for putting on a spectacular live show so we are delighted to be able to offer this exclusive in-theatre experience to our guests,” said Pat Marshall, Vice President, Communications and Investor Relations, Cineplex Entertainment. “This one-night only event is must-see entertainment for Bon Jovi fans.”
Bon Jovi—The Circle Tour features live performances of songs from the band’s 2009 platinum selling album, The Circle, as well as their career-spanning hits. The event will kick off with a behind the scenes look at the making of Bon Jovi’s new music video, “What Do You Got,” followed by a sneak peek of the video itself.
Advance tickets are available online at www.cineplex.com/events or at participating theatre box offices.
|SilverCity Metropolis Cinemas, 4700 Kingsway Avenue|
|Cineplex Odeon Aberdeen Mall Cinemas, 700-1320 Trans Canada Highway|
|Colossus Langley Cinemas, 20090 91A Avenue|
|SilverCity Mission Cinemas, 32555 London Avenue|
|Galaxy Cinemas Nanaimo, 213-4750 Rutherford Road|
|Cineplex Odeon Meadowtown Cinemas, 19800 Lougheed Highway|
|SilverCity Riverport Cinemas, 14211 Entertainment Way|
|Scotiabank Theatre Vancouver, 900 Burrard Street|
|Cineplex Odeon Victoria Cinemas, 780 Yates Avenue|
|Cineplex Odeon Crowfoot Crossing Cinemas, 91 Crowfoot Terrace NW|
|Cineplex Odeon Westhills Cinemas, 165 Stewart Green SW|
|Cineplex Odeon North Edmonton Cinemas, 14231-137th Avenue NW|
|Cineplex Odeon Grand Prairie Cinemas, 10330-109th Street|
|Galaxy Cinemas Red Deer, 357-37400 Highway #2|
|SilverCity St. Vital Cinemas, 160-1255 St. Mary’s Road|
|Galaxy Cinemas Moose Jaw, 1235 Main Street N|
|Galaxy Cinemas Prince Albert, 2995 2nd Avenue|
|Cineplex Odeon Southland Mall Cinemas, 3025 Gordon Road|
|Galaxy Cinemas Saskatoon, 347 2nd Avenue|
|SilverCity Ancaster Cinemas, 771 Golf Links Road|
|Cineplex Odeon Aurora Cinemas, 15460 Bayview Avenue|
|Galaxy Cinemas Barrie, 72 Commerce Park Drive|
|Galaxy Cinemas Belleville, 160 Bell Boulevard|
|SilverCity Brampton Cinemas, 50 Great Lakes Drive|
|Galaxy Cinemas Brantford, 300 King George Road|
|Cineplex Odeon Queensway Cinemas, 1025 The Queensway|
|SilverCity Gloucester Cinemas, 2385 City Park Drive|
|Cineplex Odeon Gardiners Road Cinemas, 626 Gardiners Road|
|SilverCity London Cinemas, 1680 Richmond Street|
|SilverCity Mississauga Cinemas, 3055 Vega Boulevard|
|SilverCity Oakville Cinemas, 3531 Wyecroft Road|
|Cineplex Odeon Oshawa Cinemas, 1351 Grandview Street N|
|Galaxy Cinemas Peterborough, 320 Water Street|
|SilverCity Richmond Hill Cinemas, 8725 Yonge Street|
|Famous Players Lambton 9 Cinemas, 1450 London Road|
|Sault Ste. Marie|
|Galaxy Cinemas Sault Ste. Marie, 293 Bay Street|
|Coliseum Scarborough Cinemas, 300 Borough Drive|
|Cineplex Odeon Eglinton Town Centre Cinemas, 22 Lebovic Avenue|
|Galaxy Cinemas St. Thomas, 417 Wellington Street|
|SilverCity Sudbury Cinemas, 355 Barrydowne Road|
|SilverCity Thunder Bay Cinemas, 850 North May Street|
|SilverCity Fairview Mall Cinemas, 1800 Sheppard Avenue E|
|Galaxy Cinemas Waterloo, 550 King Street N|
|SilverCity Windsor Cinemas, 4611 Walker Road|
|Cineplex Odeon Beauport Cinemas, 825 rue Clemenceau|
|Cineplex Odeon Brossard Cinemas, 9350 boul. Leduc|
|Starcité Gatineau Cinemas, 115 boul. Du Plateau|
|Colossus Laval Cinemas, 2800 rue Cosmodôme|
|Starcité Montreal Cinemas, 4825 ave. Pierre de Coubertin|
|Galaxy Cinemas Sherbrooke, 4204 rue Bertrand|
TRAPT, the multi-platinum rock band whose self-titled debut album spawned two #1 Mainstream Rock singles, (“Headstrong” and “Still Frame”), and the alternative rock song of the decade (Billboard), return with their most powerful and dynamic album to date, NO APOLOGIES which was released October 12th by Eleven Seven music.
The album sees the band drawing on their early rock roots beginning with their first single, the anthem, “Sound Off” asking “Have you been heard? Have you been walking around this world misunderstood?”and, promising “we will ask the questions that you fear…” The entire record is chock full of piercingly honest views of today’s society and the hardships that unite us all.
TRAPT is Chris Taylor Brown (Vocals/Guitar), Pete Charell (Bass), Aaron “Monty” Montgomery (Drums) and Robb Torres (Guitar) making his studio debut on NO APOLOGIES.
The band’s third album, Only Through The Pain (released in August of 2008) debuted at #2 on the Top Independent Album chart and #18 on the Billboard 200 chart and produced two Top 20 Mainstream Rock tracks (“Who’s Going Home With You Tonight?” and “Contagious”). Billboard recently named “Headstrong” the #1 Alternative Song and #7 Rock Song of the Decade. For more information on Trapt, please visit the band’s website.
NO APOLOGIES track listing:
1. Sound Off
2. Drama Queen
4. Get Up
5. No Apologies
7. Beautiful Scar
8. Are You With Me
9. The Wind
12. Head Up
Check out Trapt’s new video clip, “Sound Off” below!
EUROPEAN TOUR SET FOR MARCH TO MAY 2011
On a music scene which laments with increasing vehemence a lack of consistency and artistic standards, MAGNUM are a band who possess these very qualities. For almost 40 years, they have been among the most consistent leading lights in rock history and continue to impress with their unique style, a mix of powerful energy, deep melodiousness and perceptive lyrics. At the same time, MAGNUM‘s songs immediately captivate their audience and lose none of their fascination, even after repeated listens. “I’d even say that many of our songs reveal all their strong points only after you’ve heard them a few times,” guitarist/songwriter/producer Tony Clarkin explains, adding: “Our brand-new compositions in particular feature a large number of harmony and rhythm changes, I feel they should definitely be heard a few times so you can discover their many details.” Clarkin is referring to the latest Magnum release, The Visitation, due out on Steamhammer/SPV in Europe on 17 January 2011 (Germany: 14 January; US & Canada: 25 January) and without a doubt one of the strongest albums in the band’s history to date.
The five MAGNUM members, Tony Clarkin (guitars) , Bob Catley (vocals), Mark Stanway (keyboards), Al Barrow (bass) and Harry James (drums), have invested all their passion, skill and great experience to come up with an optimum result. “I feel we haven’t brought out one really weak album, yet none of our previous recordings featured a better production than “The Visitation” Clarkin announces proudly. “This release sounds more rock-oriented and at the same time more personal than anything we’ve recorded so far, and it definitely features the widest range of stylistic directions and atmospheres. What makes it so special is the fact that the music’s arrangements match the atmosphere and the lyrics’ statements. Every cog turns perfectly within the wheelwork.”
MAGNUM prove repeatedly on “The Visitation” that their lyrics are anything but superficial or mediocre: ‘Mother Nature’s Final Dance’ has the musicians decry the destructive way we treat our environment. “Just look at what’s going on in the world at the moment, toxic red mud polluting a whole village in Hungary, the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico – terrible. It’s always a mix of greed and lack of responsibility which leads to these kinds of tragedies.” The rock number ‘Freedom Day’, a kind of paean of praise to self-determination, is equally profound. Clarkin: “We live in freedom in Europe, but looking at a lot of South-American or African countries, you see oppression, you see people living under the brutal reign of a dictator. That’s why we say: let’s fight for freedom.”
The cover artwork, which was again created by graphic designer Rodney Matthews, reflects the lyrics of ‘Door To Nowhere’, which has Magnum look back at their own childhood. It would hardly be possible for a track to be more typical of this band than this number with its dynamic guitar parts, gritty arrangements and charismatic vocals. The Visitation will be available in four different formats: as a standard version (see the cover in yellow), in a limited-edition DigiPak featuring a bonus DVD (the black cover), as double gatefold coloured vinyl (the black cover) and for download. Starting early March 2011, Magnum will embark on a two-month European tour which will see the band present, along with songs from The Visitation and popular classics, tracks which haven’t featured on their live playlist for a number of years. So the party is about to begin!
01. Black Skies , 02. Doors To Nowhere, 03. The Visitation, 04. Wild Angels, 05. Spin Like A Wheel, 06. The Last Frontier, 07. Freedom Day, 08. Mother Nature’s Final Dance, 09. Midnight Kings, 10. Tonight’s The Night
Bonus DVD / Limited Edition Digipak: => The Visitation Lyrics => Live at the High Voltage Festival 2010 in London 2010: Brand New Morning – Les Morts Dansant – All My Bridges – When We Were Younger => Eyes Like Fire – footage (this is one of the tracks that didn’t make the album) => Behind The Artwork video with Al Barrow (with tracks The Moonking & In My Minds Eye) => Rodney Matthews Artwork => Photo Galleries => Moonblog – montage
“The Visitation” – Tour 2011
09.03. SE-Stockholm – Debaser Medis
10.03. SE-Gothenburg – Brew House
11.03. D-Berlin – Fritz Club (in the Postbahnhof)
12.03. D-Leipzig – Hellraiser
13.03. CZ-Prague – Exit Chmelnice
15.03. D-Munich – Ampere
16.03. D-Nuremburg – Hirsch
18.03. D-Mannheim – Capitol
19.03. D-Memmingen – Kaminwerk
21.03. CH-Pratteln – Z7
22.03. D-Freiburg – Jazzhaus
23.03. D-Bochum – Matrix
25.03. D-Aschaffenburg – Colos-Saal
26.03. D-Winterbach – Lehenbachhalle
27.03. D-Cologne – Kantine
29.03. D-Würzburg – Posthalle
31.03. D-Hamburg – Fabrik
01.04. D-Osnabrück – Rosenhof
02.04. D-Worpswede – Music Hall
04.04. D-Saarbrücken – Garage
13.04. GB-Glasgow – The Garage
14.04. GB-Newcastle – Academy 1
16.04. GB-Liverpool – Stanley Theatre
17.04. GB-Leamington – Assembly
18.04. GB-Oxford – Academy
19.04. GB-Norwich – Waterfront
20.04. GB-Sheffield – The Cooperation
22.04. GB-Holmfirth – Picturedome
23.04. GB-Wolverhampton – Wulfrun Hall
24.04. GB-Southampton – The Brook
27.04. GB-Nottingham – Rock City
28.04. GB-Manchester – Academy 2
29.04. GB-Treorci – The Park & Dare Theatre
30.04. GB-London – Shepherd`s Bush Empire
01.05. GB-Bristol – Academy
Multi- platinum rock band Filter will release a new single, ‘No Love’ from their critically acclaimed album, The Trouble With Angels. The band will hit the road in support of the new album and single – The No Love Tour kicks off October 22nd in Dallas, Texas (see tour dates below)
Filter just returned from Iraq, after performing five consecutive shows. This was the band’s second trip to play for the troops, with one show in Kuwait as well as four other military bases. “It’s always a blast when we’re out there,” says Richard Patrick. “The folks fighting these wars deserve a good time because they really are amazing. It surprises me how many bands get asked to play there and turn it down. It’s a life changing experience.”
Filter has also announced the release of a new mobile music remixing app from MIT Technology Group, Corp. The myRMX app for iPhone/iPod Touch will include two tracks, “Drug Boy,” and “The Inevitable Relapse,” from the new album. The app allows Filter fans to enter the myRMX realm of remixing user-generated content, social sharing and personalization all through their iPhone/iPod Touch.
FILTER ‘NO LOVE’ TOUR
Oct 22 Dallas, TX @ Palladium Ballroom
Oct 23 The Woodlands, TX (Buzzfest w/ BUSH & more)
Oct 24 Tyler, TX @ The Venue Down Under
Oct 27 Little Rock, AR @ Rev Room
Oct 29 Knoxville, TN @ Valarium
Oct 31 Chattanooga, TN @ Rhythm & Brews
Nov 1 Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
Nov 2 Cleveland, Oh @ The Grog Shop
Nov 4 Flint, MI @ Machine Shop
Nov 5 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
Nov 6 Chicago, IL @ The Cubby Bear
Nov 9 Des Moines, IA @ People’s Court
Nov 11 Fargo, ND @ The Venue
Nov 12 St Paul, MN @ Station 4
More dates TBA…
Win a trip to party with ESCAPE THE FATE at the infamous Crazy Girls Strip Club on 11/3.
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ESCAPE THE FATE’s new self titled album will be released November 2nd!
You can hear ESCAPE THE FATE’s new songs “Issues” on Myspace at this link.
Check out the new clip “Had Enough” from Danko Jones below! “Had Enough” is on the new Danko Jones CD, Below the Belt!
Judge Jackson’s latest release Drive is available for sale through iTunes. You can get two free downloads of the band’s awesome new songs, “Radio” and the title track”Drive” at the links below!
WARNING: a “Hailstorm” is rising…it’s coming closer… arrival date: October 29th, 2010. And as ROSS THE BOSS vocalist Patrick Fuchs sings in the title tracks of their new album, this “Hailstorm” will be apocalyptic and devastating.
Well, in fact this storm will more build than destroy anything. On the foundation of their strong debut album “New Metal Leader” from 2008, the band around the legendary Ross “The Boss” Friedman forged a masterpiece of true heavy metal. Surely fans of MANOWAR will dig this, as ROSS THE BOSS continue where Manowar left off way more than a decade ago.
All trademarks are here: the epic, powerful tracks full of the special magic that only the masters are able to create, the bloodcurdling, passionate vocals and a mercilessly driving rhythm force. “Hailstorm” is the essence of pure metal, with Ross’ Rock’n’Roll roots shining through here and there (just listen to the party smasher “Burn Alive”). A majestic album with 11 strong tracks, no fillers. Starting with the anthemic “Kingdom Arise”, that breathes the spirit of Manowar classics like “Thor” and “Blood Of The Kings”, to continue with the incredibly catchy “Dead Man’s Curve”, the raw up-tempo banger “Hailstorm” and epic masterpieces like “Empire’s Anthem”… this album has it all.
With their second album “Hailstorm” now, the ROSS THE BOSS band shows unity, iron will, musical competence, lots of determination and even more heart. All hail the boss!
“Hailstorm” track listing:
02. Kingdom Arise
03. Dead Man’s Curve
05. Burn Alive
06. Shining Path
07. Great Gods Glorious
08. Behold The Kingdom
09. Among The Ruins
11. Empire’s Anthem
12. Vindicator (Bonus Track Ltd. Digipak)
Those crazy Aussie rockers, Airbourne are back with their third video from their disc, No Guts No Glory. Check out their new clip, “Bottom of the Well” below!