Atlantic recording group Halestorm has announced the release of their hugely anticipated new album. “THE STRANGE CASE OF…” arrives in stores and at all DSPs on April 10th.
The album is heralded by the electrifying new single, “Love Bites (So Do I),” impacting now at Rock radio outlets nationwide. The track — as well as three other highlights from “THE STRANGE CASE OF…” — is featured on Halestorm’s new EP, “HELLO, IT’S MZ. HYDE,” which is available today at all leading digital retailers.
Produced by Howard Benson (who previously collaborated with the Pennsylvania-based hard rock band on their self-titled 2009 debut), “THE STRANGE CASE OF…” was recently named among Revolver’s “Most Anticipated Albums of the Year.” “Led by one of our favorite rocker babes, singer-guitarist Lzzy Hale, (Halestorm) promise a more personal album for their follow-up,” the magazine noted. “But don’t expect them to get all sappy on us. There should still be more than enough of the band’s now signature raucous attitude and righteous riffs for any headbanger to get off.”
Currently poised to embark on a European tour alongside Atlantic’s own Shinedown, Halestorm will hit the road hard to support “THE STRANGE CASE OF…,” beginning with a major U.S. trek alongside Godsmack and fellow Atlantic recording group Staind. The dates get underway April 13th at Augusta, Georgia’s John Paul Jones Arena and then continue through mid-May (see itinerary below). For full details and ticket information, please visit www.halestormrocks.com/tour-dates.
Formed by frontwoman Lzzy Hale and her brother, drummer Arejay Hale, Halestorm has been hailed far and wide as an incendiary new force in modern hard rock. “HALESTORM” made a top 5 debut on SoundScan’s “Hard Music” chart upon its 2009 release, simultaneously bursting into the top 40 on the comprehensive Billboard 200. The album subsequently sold more than 300,000 copies, and half a million cumulative tracks. Produced by Howard Benson (Daughtry, My Chemical Romance, Flyleaf), the album earned extensive acclaim for its infectious hard rock anthems, sexy hooks, and rough-and-tumble grooves.
“THE STRANGE CASE OF…” marks Halestorm’s first release since last year’s “ReAniMate: The CoVeRs eP,” which saw the band putting their unique stamp on a diverse collection of classic songs, including tracks by Guns N’ Roses, The Beatles, Heart, Temple Of The Dog, Skid Row, and Lady Gaga. Halestorm also unleashed their first-ever live CD/DVD, “LIVE IN PHILLY 2010,” featuring such favorites from the band’s self-titled debut as “It’s Not You,” “Familiar Taste of Poison,” and the rock radio smash “I Get Off.”
True road warriors, Halestorm made its bones as a major league hard rock outfit via countless North American gigs alongside such artists as Shinedown, Avenged Sevenfold, and Disturbed. Last year saw the band traveling the country on the blockbuster “Avalanche Tour 2011,” joining such hard rock luminaries as Stone Sour, Theory of a Deadman, Art of Dying, and fellow Atlantic recording group Skillet.
(TOUR ITINERARY BELOW)
|“THE STRANGE CASE OF…” (Atlantic)|
|Release Date: April 10th|
- Love Bites (So Do I)
- Mz. Hyde
- I Miss The Misery
- Freak Like Me
- Beautiful With You
- In Your Room
- Break In
- Rock Show
- Daughters Of Darkness
- You Call Me A Bitch Like It’s A Bad Thing
- American Boys
- Here’s To Us
|Halestorm – ON TOUR 2012|
|All Dates Supporting STAIND/GODSMACK except *|
|13||Augusta, GA||James Brown Arena|
|15||Estero, FL||Germain Arena|
|17||New Orleans, LA||UNO Lakefront Arena|
|21||Lubbock, TX||Lone Star Amphitheatre|
|22||Belton, TX||Bell County Expo Center|
|24||Beaumont, TX||Ford Pavilion|
|25||Laredo, TX||Laredo Energy Arena|
|28||Tampa, FL||St. Petersburg Times Forum*|
|1||Corpus Christi, TX||Concrete Street Amphitheatre|
|2||San Antonio, TX||Illusions Theatre / Alamodome|
|6||Evansville, IN||Ford Center|
|9||Battle Creek, MI||Kellogg Arena|
|11||Nashville, TN||Bridgestone Arena|
|12||Huntington, WV||Big Sandy Superstore Arena|
|15||Syracuse, NY||SRC Arena & Event Center|
|16||Manchester, NH||Verizon Wireless Arena|
|18||Flint, MI||Machine Shop*|
M3 has announced their 2012 lineup. Tickets go on sale February 3rd. Check out the full lineup below!
OFFICIAL M3 KIX-OFF PARTY & CONCERT FRIDAY, MAY 11 at 5pm 2012 M3 ROCK FESTIVAL SATURDAY, MAY 12 at 11am
Discounted 2-Day Packages on sale Friday, February 3 If Available, Single-Day Tickets On Sale Friday, February 24
The heavy metal time machine will turn back to the 1980s and ʻ90s when Queensryche, Cinderella, Ratt, Kix, Warrant and Night Ranger are among the 19 bands to take over Merriweather Post Pavilion, playing full sets of their glam rock and heavy metal hits. For the first time, M3 fans wonʼt have to choose between bands with overlapping set times, since each band will play one at a time. Also, the festival will take place on two separate stages, each simulcasting the other, giving fans the option to stay in one seat and watch all the bands as they appear on both stages, or fans can move from stage to stage without missing a note.
In its fourth year, I.M.P. Presents M3 Rock Festival starts with The Official M3 Kix-Off Party Friday May 11th at 7pm. Acts playing Friday night include Night Ranger, Kix, Enuff ZʼNuff, In the Pink and Let There Be Rock. The full- blown 2012 M3 Rock Festival begins Saturday, May 12th at 11am and will include Queensryche, Cinderella, Ratt, Skid Row, Warrant, Quiet Riot, Dokken, Stryper, Loudness, Lynch Mob, XYZ, Bang Tango, Drumwars, and Street Light Circus.
Each year VIP and Pavilion seats sell out in minutes. VIP and discounted 2-Day Packages will go on sale Friday, Feb. 3 at 10am EST through Ticketfly. If there are any tickets remaining as of February 24th, they will go on sale as Single-Day tickets at 10 am EST. Tickets can also be purchased at the Merriweather and 9:30 Club Box Offices. For more information, visit http://www.ticketfly.com/ or http://www.m3rockfest.com
VIP ticket holders will have:
• Private VIP Entrance gate
• Official M3 2012 Festival T-shirt
• Official M3 2012 Concert Poster
• Access to floor and prime pavilion seating
• Access to M3 VIP Deck located backstage (includes access to VIP concessions and VIP restrooms)
• Access to Artist Meet-&-Greet Lounge.
It was with great sadness that we had to announce that Mark Reale, the founder of US metal legends RIOT, passed away last week, having lost his battle with Crohn’s disease. He was just 56 years old. Mark’s band mates have been devastated by his death.
Mike Flyntz on his personal loss: “I would like to thank everyone for the support and love regarding the passing of my dear friend Mark Reale. I have had the honor to stand next to him on the stage and in the studio for over 22 years. Mark gave me the opportunity to fulfill a lifelong dream of recording and writing records, and also touring in support of those records.
I was a fan first, getting his autograph after a RIOT show at L’Amours when I was in college. Mark was a shy man who didn’t talk much unless he was being interviewed or on the phone. Lord knows he could talk on the phone. Mark also loved to laugh. One part of our special relationship was that we could laugh until we were crying, and he would be lying on the floor yelling “please stop” and after 5 minutes of silence all I had to do was look at him and it would start all over. I will forever cherish those moments.
As far as a musician, he is the most underrated guitarist, song writer, riff creator, visionary in rock music. He should be in the Rock-n-Roll hall of fame for his vibrato alone. LISTEN TO HIS VIBRATO. His sense of melody was incredible. He taught me so much. There is so much more I need to say about my friend but I have been at a loss of words since his passing. The only comfort I have is that he is out of pain. Thank you everyone!”
The family will receive friends and fans near and far to join them on Tuesday, January 31, from 6:00-8:00 P.M. at Porter Loring Mortuary North, San Antonio, Texas
A guestbook can be found here: Guestbook
Mass will take place: WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2012 12:00 P.M.
AT ST. MARK THE EVANGELIST CATHOLIC CHURCH 1602 THOUSAND OAKS, San Antonio, Texas 78232
All are welcomed and encouraged to attend this service.
A processional will follow to Holy Cross Cemetery for Interment
If you would like to sign Mark’s living guest book, please click onto this link now.
Crohn’s Disease is a form of inflammatory bowel disease, which had afflicted the guitarist for pretty much all his life. While rehearsing for the band’s upcoming shows, Mark was hospitalised in San Antonio on 13th January. His condition deteriorated and it was apparent that he would not be well enough to play the band’s forthcoming dates.
With the blessing of Mark’s family RIOT fulfilled their live obligations (on 18th January 2012 at B.B. Kings, New York City, 20th January 2012 at Montage Music Hall, Rochester and 70,000 Tons of Metal Cruise) as a four-piece, with Mark Flyntz covering all guitar duties.
Mark co-founded RIOT in 1976 in New York. Two years later they released their first album ‘Rock City’ and despite numerous line-up changes Mark steered the band through good times and bad for a staggering 36 years. The band’s recently-released fourteenth studio album ‘Immortal Soul’ saw the reformation of the line-up responsible for two of the band’s most popular albums (‘Thundersteel’ and ‘The Privilege Of Power’) and has been almost universally acclaimed as a massive return to form. Given that Mark was so crucial to RIOT‘s longevity it is far too early to speculate on the band’s future.
With heartfelt thanks to the fans in the United States, Europe, Japan, and all places in between for all their support over the years. RIOT meant everything to Mark, the loyalty and love of his fans fueled his passion and desire to continue making music for as long as possible. Please keep Mark Reale in your hearts and his memory alive within you.
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You have heard ’em on the Hard Rock Nights Radio show. You have heard ’em on Class X Radio. The Cincinnati Sinners have released a six song EP titled 6pak. Russell Jenkins, who has previously sang in the bands Prizoner and CJSS, is somewhat of a local legend in the Cincinnati music scene. It is damn good to see him back in action,in his new band Sinners.
On the 6pak EP, The Sinners have released five original tunes, and a fun cover of the Rolling Stones’ classic, “It’s Only Rock N Roll”. The five original tunes that rock hard and are a blast to listen to. The high-octane rocker “Thunder” sounds like a blend of classic AC/DC and Foghat. I have been fortunate enough to see Sinners play this one live, and it rocks just as hard on the CD, as it does live. “Cold Pussy Strut” is a sleazy rocker that could have easily been written by Taime Downe. This song sounds like it could have come out of the late 80’s. (Check it out in the clip below!)
“Girls, Cars, Guitars And Rock N Roll” is a simple but fun rocker, about….wait for it….. girls, cars, guitars and rock n’ roll. This is a catchy tune with some pretty rockin’ guitar riffs.
“Big Sexxy” is the only song on the 6pak that has a southern rock vibe. This song could actually get airplay on rock and country stations, although it definitely more on the rock side of the house.
“Sinnerz Swing” is the heaviest song on the 6pak. This style of this song reminds me a lot of Kid Rock, but very cool nonetheless.
There isn’t a bad song on the 6Pak, and it definitely worth of a download. You can purchase the Mp3 downloads of the Sinners 6pak at iTunes and Amazon.com. for more information on Sinners, please check out the band’s Facebook page.
Don’t miss out on the 6pak!! I think you will enjoy it, I sure am!
Rating: Out of 10
02. Cold Pussy Strut
03. It’s Only Rock N Roll
04. Girls, Cars, Guitars And Rock N Roll
05. Big Sexxy
06. Sinnerz Swing
Russell Jenkins – Vocals, Guitars
Dan Norris – Drums
Stephen Krause – Guitars, Vocals
Rudy Garcia – Bass, Vocals
Due to popular demand, Australian power rock trio TRACER kick off their first nationwide headline UK tour at London’s Islington O2 Academy on Tuesday 24th April.
Planet Rock will start a 48-hour ticket pre-sale from Wednesday 1st February at 9am, ents24’s pre-sale will follow from Thursday. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on Friday 3rd February via the 24 hour ticket hotline: 0844 478 0898, Gig Cartel.
Tuesday 24th April Islington O2 Academy 2, London
Wednesday 25th April The Tunnels, Bristol
Thursday 26th April Manchester Academy 3
Friday 27th April The Duchess, York
Saturday 28th April The Plug, Sheffield
TRACER was recently voted third place in Planet Rock’s “Best New Band” listeners’ poll. Over the past four months the station has played the singles Too Much and Devil Ride, both taken from Tracer’s debut critically acclaimed album Spaces In Between. The upcoming UK headline tour follows Tracer’s 2011 tour supporting Royal Republic.
TRACER has captured the excitement and adrenalin rush of rock’n’roll. Tracer’s sound embodies the same raw dynamics and edge to that of Alice In Chains, Soundgarden, Queens of the Stone Age and Black Sabbath. Classic Rock magazine recently deemed them “New Band of the Month”, while Total Guitar, Rock Sound, Guitarist, Fireworks and Powerplay awarded the debut 4 stars. Hailing from Adelaide, South Australia, the trio embrace a sonic sledgehammer sound steeped in epic guitars, thunderous riffs and raw, uncompromising vocals. Their Australian blend of 90’s stoner and 70’s classic rock continues to win them new fans.
Check out Tracer’s video “Too Much” below.
If you like this song, you can download it for free via the Soundcloud link below!