Bai Bang released their sixth studio album Livin’ My Dream in 2011. Check out their latest video clip “Rock It” below!
Death on Two Wheels sent out the following update this afternoon:
The past two years we’ve managed to slip into the studio, do some tracking, and offer you original renditions of Christmas classics. Unfortunately (and fortunately), we weren’t able to do so this year as we’re fully focused on completing our new album that will be released in 2012. However, we have put together a (FREE!) three song EP for you featuring a live acoustic rendition of “A Song For Em…” as well as our past two Christmas recordings. The EP is yours to keep, our gift to you, download it, stream it, share it with your friends and family, ‘tis the season!
This version of “A Song For Em…” was recorded just outside of Chicago in the quaint dwellings of Downers Grove, IL. It was tracked live to two-inch tape by our good pal Young Hines. He is a talented fellow who we encourage you to follow. He also has a new record coming out next year, you can read all about it here.
We wish all of ya’ll a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. We’ll be posting our year end lists soon and there’s a slew of good times coming up next year that we can’t wait to share. Thank you for your continued support.
– the Death
Trae, Paul, J, Greg, Daniel
Get The Christmas EP here!
Nuclear Blast says thank you, for an awesome year to their fans and friends, by offering a free download compilation, exclusively on their Facebook page. Surf to www.facebook.com/nuclearblasteurope and like the page and get the free sampler! Have a merry and rocking Christmas and an ass-kicking 2012!
Track Listing of the Free Sampler:
01 Destruction – The Price
02 Hell – Save Us From Those Who Would Save Us
03 Demonaz – All Blackened Sky
04 Scar Symmetry – lluminoid Dream Sequence
05 Chrome Division – Bulldogs Unleashed
06 Hammerfall – One More Time
07 Pain – Dirty Woman
08 Rhapsody Of Fire – Aeons Of Raging Darkness (edit)
09 Symphony x – Dehumanized
10 Communic – Destroyer Of Bloodlines
11 Vader – Come And See My Sacrifice
12 Seven – Get It
13 Fleshgod Apocalypse – The Violation (edit)
14 Tasters – Please Destroy This World
15 Cipher sytem – Communicate The Storms
16 Anthrax – Fight’em Till You Can’t
17 Biohazard – Vengeance Is Mine
18 Textures – Singularity
19 We Came As Romans – Mis/understanding
20 Threat Signal – Fallen Disciples
21 Texas In July – 1000 Lies
22 Graveworm – See No Future
23 Like Moths To Flames – You Won’t Be Missed
24 Gotthard – Remember It’s Me
25 Battle Beast – Enter The Metal World
Epica’s upcoming 5th full-length album which will be released on the 9th of March 2012 (EU) by Nuclear Blast
“The work is done! Recordings, mixes and mastering are finished. Although you have to wait some more to know how it sounds, we can already show you how it looks! So here it is: the official coverart (by Stephan Heilemann) and tracklisting of Epica’s new album Requiem for the Indifferent.“
The track listing reads as follows:
1 – Karma
2 – Monopoly on Truth
3 – Storm the Sorrow
4 – Delirium
5 – Internal Warfare
6 – Requiem for the Indifferent
7 – Anima
8 – Guilty Demeanor
9 – Deep Water Horizon
10 – Stay the Course
11 – Deter the Tyrant
12 – Avalanche
13 – Serenade of Self-Destruction
EPICA also explained the meaning of the album title:
“This title refers to the end of an era. Mankind can no longer stick their head in the sand for the things that are happening around us. We are facing many challenges. There is an enormous tension between different religions and cultures, wars, natural disasters and a huge financial crisis, which is getting out of control. More than ever we will need each other to overcome these problems. As we are all connected; the universe, earth, nature, animals and human beings, this period in time will be the prelude to the end for those who still don’t want to, or simply won’t see it. A REQUIEM FOR THE INDIFFERENT but also a possibility for a new beginning with great new chances!”
Right in time for Christmas, Finnish aspiring heavy metal newcomers BATTLE BEAST give a special present to all of you: They’ve just uploaded a collage of video footage, filmed during the recording sessions for their upcoming debut album “Steel” (out on the 27th of January 2012) to YouTube. Check out the clip below!
The inaugural Monsters of Rock Cruise (monstersofrockcruise.com) sets sail on February 25, 2012, and now you can wear your MOR pride on your chest with merch from the long-awaited Monsters of Rock Cruise Store (rightrock.com/store)! Make your holiday MOR merch purchases between now and Dec. 31 and receive a 10% discount on all orders over $20 using the voucher code MOR10 at checkout.
By the way, we think you’re going to love our monster merchandise, which includes T-shirts, hoodies, hats and more in men’s and women’s sizes, plus tons of official cruise gear for on the ship!
Speaking of the ship, embarkation aboard the MSC Poesia on Feb. 25 has been declared a Blackout at Sea, and we encourage all passengers to board the ship in black shirts/T-shirts – if possible, the official Monsters of Rock Cruise tee! (We are planning the biggest group photo of all time with the Blackout at Sea!)
And speaking of gifts, if you have a rocker on your list who you really want to ROCK this year with a killer Christmas gift, make him or her part of music history with a reservation for the Monsters of Rock Cruise!
The tradition of the Monsters of Rock (themonstersofrock.com) festival is reborn, this time in the Bahamas aboard a luxury cruise ship with some of the greatest artists of the MOR era, including:
Black ‘n Blue
It all begins in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, sailing from February 25-28, 2012 aboard the MSC Poesia, destination Nassau, Bahamas, and Key West, Florida. The fun begins the moment you come aboard, meeting new friends poolside during the kickoff Sailaway Concert. In addition to live music, the three-day cruise features a myriad of over-the-top special events, including the Monsters Rock & Roll Prom 1989, “So You Think You Can Shred” guitar competition, Shotgun Wedding Vow Renewal, artist meet-and-greets and much, much more! Rock out at the face-melting music venues and events featuring our incredible artists on the Main Stage, plus the Monster’s Coffee Shop, Back-Alley Stage and Pool Deck Showcase for partying under the stars! You won’t want to miss Eddie Trunk from VH1’s “That Metal Show” as he moderates Rock ‘N Roll War Stories – up-close and personal Q&As with our artists. Luc Carl, host of Sirius/XM’s Hair Nation channel, will be on board as an MOR Cruise emcee and DJ, plus he may just demo some of his skills as a distance runner and certified trainer! Finally, our other celebrity guest, Big John of “Rock of Love,” will be on board to keep the party going … like you’ll need any more encouragement!! Cabin packages are still available, but remaining cabins are disappearing quickly so don’t delay! Join us for the greatest floating ’80s heritage rock festival to ever sail the seven seas! Visit monstersofrockcruise.com for full details and registration.
Interact with MOR fans and cruise-goers at facebook.com/pages/Monsters-of-Rock-Cruise/144400955629944.
Rock out even more at themonstersofrock.com.