Meshuggah’s New CD, Koloss was released last Tuesday (3/27). Check out the band’s brand new video clip “Break Those Bones Whose Sinews Gave It Motion” below.
U.D.O. fans, watch out! On May 4th we will release the band’s 25th anniversary special album “Celebrator”, which is a collection of unreleased tracks, rare bonus songs and forgotten treasures.
Catch them on tour with My Darkest Days and Smile Empty Soul on select dates!
The Veer Union on tour…
3/30 – South Bend, IN @ Club Fever *
3/31 – Ft. Wayne, IN @ Piere’s *
4/02 – Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note *
4/03 – Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s *
4/04 – Rochester, MN @ The Wicked Moose *
4/06 – Sault Sainte Marie, MI @ Kewadin Casino Showroom *
4/07 – Dubuque, IA @ Courtside *
4/10 – South Barrington, IL @ Penny Road Pub
4/11 – Ottawa, IL @ Luciana’s Rural Resort
4/12 – Clinton Township, MI @ The Detroit Pub
4/13 – Madison, WI @ RSR Stage
4/14 – Rockford, IL @ Bar 3
4/17 – Merriam, KS @ Aftershock Bar and Grill
4/20 – Lubbock, TX @ Lonestar Amphitheater (w/ Korn, Chevelle, Buckcherry)
4/21 – San Antonio, TX @ St. Mary’s University (Fiesta Oyster Bake w/ Buckcherry)
4/22 – Wichita Falls, TX @ Kay Yeager Coliseum (w/ Chevelle, Buckcherry)
4/25 – Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep (w/ Cavo, Janus)
4/26 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater (w/ Cavo, Janus)
4/28 – Mesa, AZ @ Mesa Riverview Park (UFEST w/ Godsmack, Staind, Chevelle)
5/01 – Abilene, TX @ The Lucky Mule (w/ Cavo, Janus)
* w/ My Darkest Days
The Veer Union w/ Smile Empty Soul…
5/04 – Riverside, CA @ The Vibe
5/05 – Phoenix, AZ @ Joe’s Grotto
5/06 – Las Vegas, NV @ Cheyenne Saloon
5/07 – W.Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky A Go Go
5/08 – Santa Clara, CA @ The Avalon
5/09 – Redding, CA @ Johnny’s Cat House
5/11 – Sparks, NV @ The New Oasis
5/12 – Sacramento, CA @ The Boardwalk
5/13 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
5/14 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
5/16 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Sound
5/17 – Denver, CO @ Moe’s
5/18 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Sunshine Studios
5/19 – Keaney, NE @ The Garage
5/20 – Kansas City, MO @ Aftershock
5/22 – Sauget, IL @ Pops
5/23 – Des Moines, IA @ House Of Bricks
5/24 – Madison, WI @ RSR Stage
5/25 – Flint, MI @ Machine Shop
5/26 – Bolingbrook, IL @ Tailgators
5/27 – Newport, KY @ Thompson House
5/29 – Parkersburg, WV @ Marietta Brewing Co.
5/30 – Louisville, KY @ The Vernon Club
5/31 – Cleveland, OH @ Peabodys
6/01 – Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
6/02 – Baltimore, MD @ Recher
6/03 – Springfield, VA @ Empire
6/04 – Raleigh, NC @ The Berkeley Cafe
6/05 – Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligan’s
6/06 – Cocoa, FL @ 321 Local
6/07 – Lake Worth, FL @ Speakeasy Lounge
6/08 – St. Petersburg, FL @ The Local
6/09 – Jacksonville, FL @ Brewsters Pit
6/10 – Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern
6/11 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
6/12 – Nashville, TN @ 12 And Porter
6/13 – Little Rock, AR @ Juanitas
6/14 – Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory
The Veer Union online…
Although lead singer Joe Leste has put together a whole new incarnation of Bang Tango and remains the only original member of the group, the sound of sleaze rock is still strong on their latest effort, Pistol Whipped In The Bible Belt. As an added bonus, the new disc really kicks some hard rock ass! If you like your rock hard, sleazy, and mired in sex, drugs, and rock and roll, then Pistol Whipped In The Bible Belt is an album that should be added to your collection.
“Dick In The System” starts the record off. This song is an ode to a cheating girl, and sets the table for the sleazy sex tinged portraits painted on the rest of the record. Crunchy guitar and throaty, raspy vocals dominate, making the song enjoyable from the first note. Leste and company found a groove and used it to their advantage. “Dick In The System” is a great lead track and a perfect re-introduction to those of us who may have almost forgotten about the band, Bang Tango.
The band doesn’t just mire all of their tracks in sleaze and sex (not that there is anything wrong with that). They also show off their softer side on the album’s lone ballad “Have You Seen Her?” This is a solid, 80s style ballad that is bound to have cigarette lighters waving when the song is played in concert. Guitarist Scott LaFlamme handles the guitar work exceptionally well and his solo on this track stands out. I expect a lot of summer compilations to include “Have You Seen Her?” on the track list.
“Boom Box Séance” is without a doubt the best track on the record. Totally cool, unique title notwithstanding, this song is fantastic. Combining fresh, tongue-in-cheek lyrics with the best guitar work of the record, “Boom Box Séance” is invigorating in its ability to maintain originality. The underlying theme of sleaze is still present and accounted for, but the entire vibe of the song has a fresh feel not present on the other tracks. That does not mean the other tracks are bad, it just solidifies why “Boom Box Séance” is the best song on the record. If you like a foot stomping, funk and groove rock song, “Boom Box Séance” will be your choice for song of the record as well.
It’s been a while since Bang Tango was a common household name (okay, it’s been a while since some people might have heard of the band), but that doesn’t mean that they have been stale or disappeared. Pistol Whipped In The Bible Belt is a strong effort and hopefully Bang Tango will be on the road this summer so that fans can hear the great music Bang Tango recorded. Chock of full of sharp, hard hitting, rock and roll, Pistol Whipped In The Bible Belt is rock music for the sleaze enthusiast. Bring on the strippers and booze!
Rating: Out of 10
- Dick In The System
- Suck It Up
- Our Way
- Bring On The World
- Have You Seen Her
- Live Life
- I Like It
- Boom Box Séance
- Pistol Whipped In The Bible Belt
Bang Tango Is:
Joe Leste – Vocals
Scott LaFlamme – Guitars
Lance Eric – Bass
Trent Anderson – Drums
This year’s Sonisphere Festival at Knebworth has been cancelled. The festival has released the following statement:
It is with very heavy hearts and much regret that we announce the cancellation of Sonisphere Knebworth 2012.
Putting the festival together in what is proving to be a very challenging year was more difficult than we anticipated and we have spent the last few months fighting hard to keep Sonisphere in the calendar. Unfortunately circumstances have dictated that we would be unable to run the festival to a standard that both the artists and that Sonisphere’s audience would rightly expect.
We want to express our deepest regrets to the artists and to thank all the staff, suppliers and contractors who worked so hard with us to try and pull off what has proven to be an impossible task and we know how much they share in our disappointment. We also want to send a huge thanks to the Sonisphere fans who stuck by us and we are so sorry that we can’t fulfill what we set out to do.
Ticket holders will automatically receive a full refund direct from their ticket agents.
Cherri Bomb have just unveiled the final installment of their exclusive series with Buzznet featuring a performance of the brand new track, “Shake the Ground.” The song will appear on the upcoming Avengers Assemble album, music from and inspired by the film, available on May 1st. Previous Buzznet sessions included “Raw. Real.” and “Let It Go,” which will both be on Cherri Bomb’s debut album, This Is The End of Control, due May 15th on Hollywood Records.
Multi-instrumentalist ARJEN LUCASSEN has prepared a new video in which he reveals the cover artwork of his upcoming concept solo album, Lost In The New Real. Set to be released this Spring via InsideOut Music, this special double-CD features artwork created by ARJEN and renowned designer Claudio Bergamin. Together they made an amazing and exceptional art concept that ARJEN comments on in this short video:
ARJEN is also proud to announce that legendary screen actor Rutger Hauer will appear on Lost In The New Real as the album’s narrator. “This is a dream come true,” says ARJEN. “Rutger is not only one of my favorite actors, he also starred in my all-time favorite sci-fi movie, Blade Runner.”
To watch ARJEN and Rutger discuss their collaboration in more detail, watch this short video clip:
Rutger Hauer comments, “I want to tell you a little bit about working with ARJEN. He connected with me when he was working on his new album. Said he was a big fan and wanted to see if I could do the voiceover. This happened over just a few weeks and it was marvelous work, very creative. I hope you enjoy it.”
More details about Lost In The New Real will be revealed soon, so stay tuned!
At a press conference at the Grove mall in Los Angeles, just around the corner from the American Idol studio, the members of Aerosmith (minus guitarist Brad Whitford) bravely stepped into the sunshine and proved that they don’t melt in daylight. After being introduced by Jimmy Kimmel – “Aerosmith are literally walking this way” – the band confirmed that their Global Warming tourwill kick off on June 16th in Minneapolis; it’s currently scheduled through August 8th, with Cheap Trick rocking the opening slot.
FEAR FACTORY today reveals cover and package details for their forthcoming new album, The Industrialist. Set for North American release on June 5, The Industrialist is a conceptual record based around a story written by vocalist Burton C. Bell. Lyrics to the album’s ten songs divulge the narrative as discussed recently by Bell with Decibel Magazine. The album’s artwork was created by American designer Anthony Clarkson with additional direction from the band. The album will be available on three formats – standard CD, a limited edition deluxe digi-book (featuring two additional songs), and 180-gram double vinyl.
Bell notes, “the protagonist (The Industrialist) is the incarnation of all industries in the form of an automaton. The mechanical, technological, and scientific advances through the industrial age led to the creation of The Industrialist. In the story, the automaton becomes sentient as it collects memories with each passing day. Through observation and learning, it gains the will to exist. What was meant to help man, will eventually be man’s demise.”
The Industrialist again pairs FEAR FACTORY with producer Rhys Fulber. Mixed by Greg Reely (Paradise Lost/Skinny Puppy), with additional tracking by Logan Mader (Gojira/Divine Heresy), the album is the second written by Bell and guitarist Dino Cazares since reuniting in 2009 after a seven year split. Cazares says, “collaborating with Burton again on the new album was like magic. Everything just fell into place naturally. It felt good to recapture the true sound of FEAR FACTORY, taking it back to where it all started while raising it to new levels.” Regarding Fulber Cazares notes, “Rhys has been our secret member,” shares Cazares. “He is the one producer who has been able to understand what we have been trying to accomplish from the beginning and has opened our eyes to new things without sacrificing our original sound. His production and keyboard talents has made FEAR FACTORY stand out amongst the many bands of our genre.”
The Industrialist follows the 2010 release of Mechanize. Widely regarded, the album was the first release from FEAR FACTORY in six years. Mechanize debuted on Billboard’s Top 100 album chart week of release and topped CMJ’s Loud Rock radio chart as programmers embraced the band’s triumphant return. Sirus XM and Headbangers Ball’s host Jose Mangin noted, “after Mechanize dominated 2010 as Liquid Metal’s Album Of The Year, North America is chompin’ at the bit to get an ear full of new FEAR FACTORY. I have no doubt that FEAR FACTORY are going to kick our collective asses in 2012.”
The Industrialist Track Listing:
1. The Industrialist
3. New Messiah
4. God Eater
5. Depraved Mind Murder
6. Virus of Faith
7. Difference Engine
9. Religion is Flawed Because Man is Flawed
10. Human Augmentation
11. Blush Response (Difference Engine) *
12. Landfill *
* (available on deluxe digi-book only)
FEAR FACTORY’s first tour dates since 2011 kick off with four performances in South America, including Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, and Chile, before starting American dates in San Antonio on May 1. In support will be Shadows Fall, The Browning, The Devasted, and Legacy Of Disorder. The complete list of dates are:
5/01/2012 Backstage Live – San Antonio, TX
5/02/2012 Trees – Dallas, TX
5/03/2012 Scout Bar – Houston, TX
5/05/2012 State Theater – St. Petersburg, FL
5/06/2012 Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
5/07/2012 Masquerade – Altanta, GA
5/09/2012 Ziggy’s – Winston-Salem, NC
5/10/2012 Theater of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
5/11/2012 Wally’s Pub – Hamton Beach, NH
5/12/2012 Sonar – Baltimore, MD
5/13/2012 Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
5/15/2012 McGuffy’s House of Rock – Dayton, OH
5/16/2012 The Crofoot Ballroom – Pontiac, MI
5/17/2012 Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
5/19/2012 Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
5/21/2012 Ace of Spade – Sacramento, CA
5/22/2012 Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
5/23/2012 Yost Theater – Santa Ana, CA
I absolutely love the track “Wake Up Dead” from the classic Megadeth album, Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying. Check out the classic clip below!
The March Edition of the Hard Rock Hideout Podcast is available for streaming (below) and for download here (click and save).
In this podcast, we talk about the new tour with Def Leppard, Poison & Lita Ford, the new Queen Documentary “Days of Our Lives”, what is happening with Aerosmith, and The Guns ‘N Roses reunion at The Rock and Roll Hall of (Shame) Fame. You can check out a clip of the new Jeff Scott Soto Tune “Damage Control“, and another edition of Rock Anonymous. Check it out!
To get fans ready for the May 22 release of their fourth album, BENEATH THE SCARS (Executive Music Group label via Fontana/Universal), 12 STONES is hitting the road with Saliva and Royal Bliss starting April 18 in West Springfield, VA.
For BENEATH THE SCARS, the New Orleans band joined forces, once again, with producer Skidd Mills (Saving Abel, Skillet, Saliva), who had previously worked with 12 STONES on 2007’s ANTHEM FOR THE UNDERDOG. The first single, “Infected,” mixed by Johnny K (3 Doors Down, Disturbed, Staind), is spinning on Active Rock stations nationwide and is available for download on iTunes and Amazon. Fans who pre-order the album from band’s official website (www.12stones.com) will have early download access to six songs. The rest of the album will then be made available on May 22.
A lyric video for “Infected” can be seen here: http://bit.ly/A5Jv2y. As singer Paul McCoy explains, “The song was written about the messed up state of the world. It speaks about how crazy these times are, and about being fed up with the chaos and hatred.”
Check out 12 STONES at any of the following stops, with more dates being added in the coming days. Fans should check any of the band’s websites for updated information.
DATE CITY VENUE
With Saliva and Royal Bliss:
Wed 4/18 West Springfield, VA Empire
Fri 4/20 Vienna, WV YellowBeards Tavern
Sat 4/21 Maggie Valley, NC Stingrays
Sun 4/22 North Charleston, NC Market Street Saloon
Thu 4/26 Mt. Clemens, MI Emerald Theatre
Sat 4/28 Flint, MI Machine Shop
Fri 5/11 Broussard, LA The Station Bar and Grill
SMILE EMPTY SOUL have revealed the album cover and track list from their upcoming release “3’s” due out May 22nd. “I think we put more thought into this album cover than ever before. There’s a ton of symbolism going on, and the whole package this time really means a lot to us,” says guitarst and lead singer Sean Danielson.
This spring SMILE EMPTY SOUL will hit the road in support of their brand new release, presented by Jägermeister. Jägermeister, the #1 selling imported liqueur in the United States, has a long history of supporting bands, both from a local level to national amphitheater acts. The brand has spent almost two decades developing artists and has seen many go from obscurity to the top of their fields. “We’re thrilled to be working with SMILE EMPTY SOUL again, a band that appreciates our brand and knows how to enjoy it! They’ve grown as a band and Jager’s been with them from the beginning,” says Rick Zeiler, Director of Strategic Marketing at Sidney Frank Importing Company, Inc.
4. Sleep Deprivation
5. Hiding Place
6. Let Go
9. Greatest Hits and Medleys
10. Hard Biter
11. Wrecking Ball
12. Not Alike
The band recently signed a brand new world wide deal with eOne Music. “We are very excited to be working with eOne on this record. They’re a label that truly backs their artists, and that’s exactly what we need.” says Danielsen. This new effort will be a followup effort to “More Anxiety” which was released in 2010. Danielsen continues, “‘3’s’ is the best record we’ve made. It’s more musical and mature, yet still has the ‘Smile’ sound that our fans are looking for.”
“3’s” was recorded in the band’s native Southern California, at a handful of studios in the Valley and North Hollywood. Producer Eddie Wohl, who worked with the band on “Consciousness”, also manned the board on the new album at his Babyland Studios. The level of comfort with Wohl helped make “3’s” the consistent, tightly constructed album that it is. “He gets us and our sound,” Danielsen said.
Formed in 1998, SMILE EMPTY SOUL has certainly seen the inside of the music business. With a top 10 hit single like “Bottom of a Bottle,” countless tours and a certified gold record under their belt the band shows no signs of stopping now.
Legendary female metal icon LITA FORD has been confirmed as a presenter at this year’s Revolver Golden Gods Awards. The event will be held in Los Angeles, CA at Club Nokia on Wednesday April 11th. It will be broadcast on XBOX Live, XBOX and Revolver Magazine Facebook Pages. For more information visit: http://www.revolvermag.com/goldengods/
LITA cannot wait to be a part of the Golden Gods Awards:
“The Golden Gods , a heavy metal presentation of the blood , sweat and guts of rock n roll , a dream come true !!!
As a presenter I am SO STOKED! What an honor! And I couldn’t ask to be in better company. Where’s my Black Leather ???”
Yesterday saw the launch of the brand new official LITA FORD website. The site features the latest LITA news, tour dates and more. Check it out at www.litafordonline.com.
LITA commented on her new website.
“Don’t forget to check out my new Black Widow Web site…It’s a beautiful site just waiting for you to devour your every LITA FORD need …..litafordonline.com. I Spun it just for you .”
LITA‘s new album Living Like A Runaway will be released June 19th in North America via SPV/Steamhammer. The album will be available in four configurations: a double LP, limited edition CD, standard CD and digital download.
Coinciding with the album’s release, LITA is hitting the road this summer with Def Leppard and Poison on the “Rock of Ages Tour”. The dates for the first leg of the tour have been announced and are listed below. More dates are expected to be announced soon.
Best known for her work with The Runaways and her solo career, featuring hit singles “Kiss Me Deadly” and the Billboard charting duet “Close My Eyes Forever” with Ozzy Osbourne, LITA is ready to make a return to the throne as the queen of metal.
LITA FORD on Tour With Def Leppard and Poison:
6/20: Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheater
6/22: Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
6/23: Las Vegas, NV @ Red Rock Amphitheater
6/25: Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
6/27: Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
6/29: Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood
6/30: Tampa, FL @ Tampa Bay Time Forum
7/2: Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
7/3: Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
7/6: Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
7/7: Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theater
7/10: Baltimore, MD @ Merriweather Pavilion
7/11: Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
7/13: Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Pavilion
7/16: Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
7/17: Hamilton, ON @ Copps Coliseum
7/19: Chicago, IL @ Allstate Arena
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SLASH, the iconic, Grammy-winning rock guitarist and songwriter, is releasing a special video and song to raise awareness for the plight of homeless youth in Los Angeles. Fans can make a donation to the Los Angeles Youth Network (LAYN) by downloading the song–a special mix of “Gotten,” with Adam Levine of Maroon 5 on vocals, from SLASH’s previous 2010 debut solo album.
A comprehensive nonprofit organization, LAYN provides for more than 10,000 runaway and homeless youth on the streets of Los Angeles every night, with emergency shelter and group homes for those 12-17 years old and long term transitional housing for young adults 18-24. The goal is to keep these often neglected, abused and homeless youth off the street and provide them with the basic necessities of life such as safety, food, shelter, counseling and supportive services.
To watch, donate and download “Gotten,” click here: slashonline.com/gotten.
To donate directly to the Los Angeles Youth Network:
Shot in downtown LA, the star-studded cast for “Gotten” features SLASH as himself, as well as Amanda “AJ” Milchalka (“Hellcats,” Super 8), Kristin Bauer (“True Blood”), Clifton Collins Jr. (Traffic, Capote), Jacob Vargas (Next Friday, Traffic), Sevier Crespo (Fast Lane) and Judd Nelson (The Breakfast Club), among others.
Check out the behind-the-scenes making of the video here: slashonline.com/gotten.
“This video was created to make people take notice of the homeless teen epidemic which is rampant in L.A. as well as in the rest of the country,” explains SLASH. “The story in this video is just one scenario amid millions of potential situations happening at any given time in Los Angeles alone. Everybody involved with the making of this video selflessly donated their time and talents to this cause. I thank them with all my heart.”
“LAYN is extremely grateful to SLASH, Astound Studios, GenAudio and the entire creative force that has come together to support the programs and services of LAYN for homeless and runaway youth often missed by so many systems and who have such limited options for support,” explains Mark Supper Executive Director of the Los Angeles Youth Network. “Your donation helps us prevent the potential harm these youth are vulnerable and at risk for, and assists us in keeping them from being exploited or victimized on the streets of Los Angeles.”
“Gotten” was remixed at Astound Studios (www.astoundstudios.net) from its original version using GenAudio’s unique 3D spatial audio technology, AstoundSound®, which is based on over two decades of R&D into how the brain processes audio information. AstoundSound delivers a deeper and significantly enhanced artist-fan connection that stimulates a powerful artist-fan connection triggering a more intensive emotional response. “The team at Astound Studios and GenAudio were very excited to work on this with SLASH and his people,” said Jerry Mahabub, CEO of GenAudio and Owner of Astound Studios. “SLASH is a visionary, an idol to many, and a friend to me. It was both an honor and a pleasure to work on this project for the benefit of homeless youth that need all of our help.”
Thrash Metal Brilliance? Metal Album of 2012? Overkill has done it again with their new album, The Electric Age. The band has released their newest single ‘Wish You Were Dead’. Check out the Lyric video for the track below!
Goomba Music is proud to announce the signing of AMERICAN HI-FI. The original line-up–Stacy Jones (singer/guitarist), Drew Parsons (bass), Jamie Arentzen (guitars) and Brian Nolan (drums)—is currently recording their as-yet-untitled new album in Los Angeles, CA with an expected worldwide release date this fall. It’s being produced by the band and John Fields (Switchfoot, Jimmy Eat World) and recorded at Stacy Jones’ studio, The Deathstar.
“It feels great to make music with these guys,” exclaims Stacy Jones. “11 years in, American Hi-Fi is a brotherhood. We made this record because we feel like the world needs a few more guitar bands. We are just doing our small part to keep Rock-N-Roll alive!”
For the past six years, members of American Hi-Fi have been working with Miley Cyrus. Singer Stacy Jones has been her music director and drummer, Jamie Arentzen has been her guitarist and Drew Parsons has played bass at a few concerts. Stacy and Jamie have been featured in everything Miley Cyrus since the beginning of her “Hannah Montana” days, including the 2009 movie and “Best Of Both Worlds” concert film/DVD.
Over the course of their 10-year career, American Hi-Fi has sold over 1 million albums thanks to hit singles such as the Top 10 smash “Flavor Of The Weak,” “Another Perfect Day” (which was used as Coca-Cola’s theme for the 2002 Winter Olympics) and “The Art Of Losing,” and they’ve toured the world with artists such as Elvis Costello, Matchbox Twenty, Bon Jovi, Sum 41 and Fall Out Boy. Before teaming up as American Hi-Fi, the band members performed as part of various influential bands from the ‘90s Alternative Rock scene, including Veruca Salt and Letters to Cleo, and with Tanya Donelly, Tracy Bonham, Aimee Mann, and Juliana Hatfield individually. Their songs have been heard on TV shows and commercials such as Coors, Labatt Blue, Verizon, “Boston Public,” “24” and “Dawson’s Creek,” video games including “Guitar Hero 3,” and in movies including “American Pie 2,” “Freaky Friday,” “Van Wilder” and “Superman Returns.” And Stacy has produced albums at The Deathstar for such artists as The Downtown Fiction, Ingrid Michaelson, Meg & Dia, The Cab, Plain White T’s, Hey Monday and Academy Is… and many others.
Stay tuned for in studio video updates, track listing, tour dates and other news from American Hi-Fi.
West Coast hard rock outfit, Modern Day Escape, is excited to announce that its highly-anticipated sophomore full-length, Under The Gun, is finally available today via Standby Records.
The infectious, 12-song collection can be purchased digitally on Amazon.com: or as a deluxe hard copy edition, complete with exclusive cover art, a bonus track and bonus DVD, via Hot Topic. Female fans can also pick up two Hot Topic exclusive Modern Day Escape ladies t-shirts.
Modern Day Escape has teamed up with RevolverMag.com to offer an exclusive album stream this week: http://www.revolvermag.com/?p=32332, to help persuade hard rock enthusiasts who are on the fence about adding Under The Gun to their music library to ‘pull the trigger.’
The Under The Gun track listing:
1. City Of Thieves
2. Don’t Hold It Against Me
3. Life’s A Bitch
4. Tiger’s Blood
5. Angels Up Above
6. The Syndicate
8. Feeds On The Darkside
9. Playing Victim
10. Under The Gun
11. Demons Down Below
“irresistible” – ALTERNATIVE PRESS
“one highlight after another” – OUTBURN
“An irresistibly catchy fusion of Sunset Strip-style hard rock and galvanic screamo.” REVOLVER
A very special lyric video for “The Syndicate” will premiere later this week, with the official “Life’s A Bitch” music video to follow in early May.
Be sure to catch Modern Day Escape on tour this spring in support of Under The Gun, and stay tuned to the official Modern Day Escape Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/moderndayescape and the all-new Standby Records website: http://www.standbyrecords.net for all the latest information.
Modern Day Escape is…
James Vegas – Vocals
Sandra Alva – Drums
Marti Rubels – Guitar
Mark Burn – Guitar
Shep – Bass
Modern Day Escape online…
Standby Records online…
DaiTribe are getting ready to unleash their new album Epochalypse A.D. later this Spring. The album was recorded at Farview Audio by Jason “Jay” Walsh and mixed by Sterling Winfield (Pantera, Hatebreed, and Mercyful Fate). The artwork was done by Mark Alano who is also known for his work with Mecca and Grammy Award Winner Jim Peterik. The album is scheduled for an April 17th release date via True Gemini Records
DaiTribe are giving away a free download of their new single “I Hate Me”. The track can be accessed by “liking” the band on Facebook. Head to www.facebook.com/daitribe and click “Like”, then on the top of the page the DaiTribe app will appear. Once you click on that, you will be prompted to download your free mp3 of “I Hate Me”
DaiTribe’s new video for their first single entitled “I Hate Me” is being streamed exclusively by Metal Injection and can be viewed HERE. The video was shot in Chicago, IL and directed by Nathaniel E. Bell.
DaiTribe (pronounced die – tribe) featuring Ricky Riccardo/bass, Rich Collins/vocals, Tristan ‘1690’ Grigsby/guitar, Michael ‘Cat’ Grigsby/drums} was formed in 1998 by Cat, 1690, & Ricky in Chicago. Over the next 5 years, the band wrote, recorded, and toured the United States. In 2005, they released the direct to radio EP “The Second Coming”.
Epochalypse A.D. Tracklisting
1. For The Sins
2. My Eyes
3. I Hate Me
4. Liar Messiahs
6. This Hell
7. Crime Legacy
9. False Hopes
12. Loss By Distance
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Jack Blades is back with his second solo CD, and to my ears, one of the greatest surprises of 2012. I have been a fan of Jack Blades for a long time, but to be honest, I didn’t expect his solo CD to be much. I can gladly say, I was wrong. Rock ‘N Roll Ride is a stronger album, in my opinion, than the latest Night Ranger CD, Somewhere in California. This CD has a good collection of classic rock numbers, with a few hard rock numbers sprinkled in for good measure.
For you hard rockers out there, Rock ‘N Roll Ride has plenty of music for you to check out.
The hardest numbers are “Back In The Game”, “Rock ‘N Roll Ride”, “Love Life”, “Say You Will” and “Rise and Shine”. All of these songs are excellent.”Love Life” sounds like it could have been a left over Night Ranger song. I like this better than anything off of Night Ranger’s recent album, Somewhere in California.
“Hardest Word To Say” is an acoustic guitar based number that gets better and better with every listen. This is another great song!
When I first heard “West Hollywood” I did a double take. Jack Blades almost sounds like Tom Petty in parts of this song. I thought the same thing about the song “Don’t Give Up” as well. They both have that classic Tom Petty style. The music is great, and Jack’s voice has never sounded better.
“Rise and Shine” might just be the catchiest song on Rock ‘N Roll Ride. I wish I could use this song as an alarm on my alarm clock every morning.
The album closes out with the song “Hey Now”. This song has a cool Rolling Stones type of vibe to it. This is one of my favorites on Rock ‘N Roll Ride.
Overall, Rock ‘N Roll Ride has been one of 2012’s great surprises. I love this album, and I think you will too!
You can pick up Rock ‘N Roll Ride at this link. Don’t miss this!
Rating: Out of 10
01. Back in the Game
02. Rock N Roll Ride
03. Hardest Word To Say
04. Anything For You
05. Love Life
06. West Hollywood
07. Born For This
08. Don’t Give Up
09. Say You Will
10. Rise and Shine
11. Hey Now
Jack Blades: Bass, guitar, acoustic guitar, lead and background vocals
Joel Hoekstra: Guitars and solos
Will Evankovich: Acoustic guitars, mandolin, add. guitars, Coral Sitar guitar, background vocals
Kelly Keagy and Brian Tichy: Drums
Eric Levy and Christian Matthew Cullen: Keyboards
The Used have released their 5th studio album, Vulnerable off their own record label Anger Music Group partnered with Hopeless Records here: http://bit.ly/H4rvgm. In conjunction with the new album release, the band has announced a headlining tour kicking off May 12th with Dead Sara and Stars In Stereo. The band will also play Main Stage on this summer’s 2012 Vans Warped Tour and be doing a select amount of acoustic shows starting today.
Turning personal adversity into art is The Used’s trademark and Vulnerable was a record that simply had to be made. It marks a particular triumph for singer Bert McCracken, who is now reenergized after suffering a broken hand and elbow last year, falling from a stage in Orange County, Calif., and then spending four months getting surgery and recuperating. The experience partially birthed the title and concept of Vulnerable.
“Me feeling that vulnerability kind of sparked this creative fire inside of me,” says McCracken. “This record’s really about becoming more than just who you are, and allowing yourself that vulnerability to be a more powerful person. It’s a lot more positive than a lot of records we’ve written in the past. I think everyone could use some positivity nowadays.”
The Used-which also includes guitarist Quinn Allman, bassist Jeph Howard and drummer Dan Whitesides formed in Orem, Utah in 2001, signing to Reprise Records that same year. Championed by producer and collaborator John Feldmann, the band issued their gold-certified Self-Titled debut in 2002, quickly cementing the Used as leaders among the post-hardcore elite, thanks in part to unforgettable singles like “Box Full of Sharp Objects,” “The Taste of Ink” and “Buried Myself Alive.” The band then released the CD/DVD comboMaybe Memories in 2003, now certified platinum, featuring B-sides, live cuts, demos and unreleased tracks, while still another gold record followed-2004’s In Love And Death-spawning singles “Take It Away,” “All That I’ve Got” and “I Caught Fire.”
2007’s Lies For The Liars, hit #5 on the Billboard Top 200, led to 2009’s Artwork, which peaked at #10 on the Billboard Top 200. As if that weren’t enough to keep a band busy, since 2001 the Used has also destroyed countless stages the world over, touring with a who’s who of modern rock and heavy music contemporaries, and have been featured acts at major festivals like Warped Tour, Taste of Chaos, Ozzfest, Projekt Revolution and the UK’s Reading and Leeds festivals.
“I think Vulnerable is really new for us. There’s a lot of hip-hop influence, beats and drum and bass kind of stuff, but it’s also still a Used record, by all means,” explains McCracken. “Just like any other Used record, it’s a horse of many colors: There are a lot of soft and heavy sounds, there are a lot of brutal, sharp, bright sounds, and the tempos are anywhere from ultra-slow to super fast and heavy. There are a lot of different conceptual feelings on the record.”
“This record is for all those people who weren’t the coolest people around. We never were. This record’s for kids like us, who just love music, because it saves their lives every day,” McCracken says. “At the end of the day, I’m the only one who has to live and die with myself. I want to make it a good one for me. I only have one life to live.”
The Used Headlining Tour Dates:
5/12/12- Buffalo, NY Town Hall
5/13/12- Albany, NY Northern Lights
5/15/12- Philadelphia, PA TLA
5/16/12- Huntington, NY Paramount
5/18/12- Providence, RI Lupo’s
5/19/12- Boston, MA House of Blues
5/21/12- New York City Irving Plaza
5/22/12- Allentown, PA Crocodile Rock
5/23/12- Charlotte, NC Fillmore
5/30/12- Silver Spring, MD Fillmore
5/31/12- Cincinnati, OH Bogart’s
6/1/12- Milwaukee, WI The Rave
6/3/12- Winnipeg Garrick
6/5/12- Edmonton Starlite
6/6/12- Calgary Macewan Ballroom
6/9/12- Vancouver Vogue
6/10/12- Seattle, WA Showbox at the Market
6/11/12- Portland, OR Roseland Theatre
Upcoming In Store Appearances & Select Acoustic Performances:
3/26/12 – Los Angeles, CA Soundcheck Hollywood Signing
3/26/12- Claremont, CA Rhino Records Signing
3/28/12- San Diego, CA Best Buy Signing
3/30/12- Las Vegas, NV Zia Record Exchange Signing
4/1/12- Salt Lake City, UT f.y.e #1970 Signing
4/3/12- West Babylon, NY Looney Tunes Signing + Acoustic Performance
4/4/12- Ford, NJ Vintage Vinyl Signing + Acoustic Performance
4/5/12- Philadelphia, PA f.y.e. Broad St Signing + Acoustic Performance
4/7/12- Berkley, MI f.y.e. Detroit Suburbs Signing + Acoustic Performance
Vans Warped Tour Dates:
Jun 16 Salt Lake City, UT
Jun 17 Denver, CO
Jun 20 Las Vegas, NV
Jun 21 Irvine, CA
Jun 22 Pomona, CA
Jun 23 San Francisco, CA
Jun 24 Ventura, CA
Jun 27 Chula Vista, CA
Jun 28 Scottsdale, AZ
Jun 29 Las Cruces, NM
Jun 30 San Antonio, TX
Jul 01 Houston, TX
Jul 03 Dallas, TX
Jul 05 Maryland Heights, MO
Jul 06 Auburn Hills, MI
Jul 07 Tinley Park, IL
Jul 08 Shakopee, MN
Jul 09 Bonner Springs, KS
Jul 10 Noblesville, IN
Jul 11 Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Jul 12 Burgettstown, PA
Jul 13 Holmdel, NJ
Jul 14 Montreal, QC CA
Jul 15 Toronto, ON CA
For Warped Tour Dates and more information on The Used, check out: www.TheUsed.net
The rock band SINAI announced today via their website that a debut album is finally in the works and is being prepared for release. Comprised of lead singer Walt Lafty, lead guitarist and bassist Nick Perri, and drummer Shane Rozum, SINAI formed in 2010 marking the professional reunion of Perri and Lafty after a nearly five-year hiatus from their previous band, Silvertide.
“The truth is we worked very hard on writing and recording for over a year”, said Perri. “We are incredibly proud of the music we created, and we want to share it with people, plain and simple.”
This has been a busy year for SINAI‘s members, which saw a lot of new ventures and creative avenues. “We all started doing a lot of other things, and diversifying our artistic reaches, but the intention has always been to release an album when the time was right”, said Perri this morning, “and that time is now.”
The band wrote and recorded over 20 songs from 2010 to 2011, and at least half of that material will make its way on the new disc. According to Lafty: “We had songs done before the band was even official. There is so much music floating around it was an obvious decision to start putting some of it out.”
For Perri this marks a monumental occasion. “Technically speaking, this is the 1st album of my original material that will see the light of day since Silvertide’s Show & Tell. It’s a really big deal. I’m very proud of the songwriter and player I’ve become. I moved back to Philadelphia at that time to play with my best friends, and create something organic and real. We had a blast and I put my all into it. To finally release this record and put it into the universe will be very rewarding.”
The album entitled “a pinch of chaos” will be released through the PERRI INK. Cartel on April 1st.
DOWNSPIRIT, the German/Swiss bluesy/hard-rocking-metal-oriented band formed by ex-SYMPHORCE/ex-FREEDOM CALL guitarist Cedric “Cede” Dupont, have entered the studio to begin recording their new album. A release is expected for late summer via Metalville Records, followed by a tour in fall/winter.
DOWNSPIRIT invite you to check out their official bandsite on facebook (www.facebook.com/downspiritofficial) for a lot of studio reports, videos and updates on the recording process. “Be part of the action!” states the band.
In other news Cedric “Cede” Dupont has been part of the “Help! for Japan” project that just released an EP worldwide to help raise funds for the victims of the horrible earthquakes and tsunamis in Japan last year. “Help! for Japan” enlists numerous famous guest of European’s metal/rock scene.
All-star band contains members of Dream Theater, Deep Purple and Alpha Rev
While the band name Flying Colors might be unfamiliar to you, the members of this rock supergroup have individually sold millions of records and strong fan base around the world. Flying Colors‘ self-titled debut album is released today through Music Theories/Mascot Label Group/MRI.
The members of Flying Colors are drummer Michael Portnoy (Dream Theater,) guitarist Steve Morse (Deep Purple,) vocalist Casey McPherson (Alpha Rev,) Neal Morse (keyboards,) and Dave LaRue (bass.) Flying Colors marks Portnoy’s first project since he departed Dream Theater.
The seeds of Flying Colors‘ formation were sown in 2008, when executive producer Bill Evans brought the idea to each of the musicians as well as to producer Peter Collins. Intrigued by the idea of working together, the four musicians wrote and recorded this album in just nine days.
Portnoy says “This album has bits and pieces of what you’d expect from each of us.
The sum of all it’s parts led to brand new, uncharted territory for everyone involved.”
Dave LaRue says “It was quite an experience. The band moved at a fast pace, ideas flying around the room at all times. Sections of tunes were arranged, then rearranged. Ideas were tried every which way until we made them work, or in some cases, discarded them altogether. Just keeping track of everything was a challenge! It’s been an inspiring challenge melding folk, prog, pop and metal all into one big recording.”
Flying Colors Track Listing
Barcelona rockers ’77 have released a new video for the title track of their latest album High Decibels. Check out the clips “High Decibels” & “Your Game’s Over” below! AC/DC should be proud!
Atlantic recording group Shinedown today released For Your Sake: Inside the Making of Shinedown’s Amaryllis, the unprecedented interactive Multi-Touch book to accompany their hugely anticipated new album. “AMARYLLIS,” the multiplatinum rock group’s fourth studio album, arrives in stores and online tomorrow, March 27th.
Created with Apple’s iBooks Author, For Your Sake: Inside the Making of Shinedown’s Amaryllis is an interactive book experience that tells the official story of Shinedown’s new album with never-before-seen photos, videos and much more. Written by rock journalist Jonah Bayer and produced by Atlantic Records, For Your Sake features four sections of exclusive content, including an exploration of the creative and recording process that led to “Amaryllis,” a revealing look at the band’s interpersonal and artistic dynamic, a track-by-track dissection of the album from frontman Brent Smith (including high-quality video commentary), and a fully immersive breakdown of the album’s complex and evocative artwork by Atlantic Records Creative Director David Harrigan. Designed especially for iPad, For Your Sake offers fans a one-of-a-kind experience that both enhances and magnifies Shinedown’s already remarkable new album.
For Your Sake, Inside the Making of Shinedown’s Amaryllis is available for $5.99 on the iBookstore within the free iBooks app on your iPad or at www.iTunes.com/iBookstore.
“AMARYLLIS” is quickly shaping up as one of 2012’s major rock events. “Bully,” the album’s striking first single, has already reached #1 at Rock radio, marking Shinedown’s 7th consecutive chart-topper at the format. In addition, the track is currently ascending the top 20 at Alternative outlets nationwide. The official “Bully” companion video — directed by Darren Doane, who previously collaborated with Shinedown on the videos for such blockbuster hits as “Devour” and “Sound of Madness” — has received early adds at mtvU and Fuse’s No. 1 Countdown. In related news, a viral video for the band’s second single “Unity” recently premiered on AOL’s Noisecreep. Both clips are streaming now at ShinedownTV, the band’s official YouTube channel (located at www.youtube.com/ShinedownTV).
Shinedown will herald the release of “AMARYLLIS” with a visit to ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! tonight. The appearance will feature the first-ever nationally televised performance of “Bully,” live from the show’s famed outdoor stage (check local listings).
Shinedown hits the road as headliners on this year’s eagerly awaited Avalanche Tour. The North American trek — presented by Zippo and produced by Synergy Global Entertainment, Inc. — begins March 27th at The Grove in Anaheim, California and then continues through late April (see below itinerary). Accompanying Shinedown on the 2012 Avalanche Tour will be Adelita’s Way, with additional support from New Medicine (March 27th – April 10th) and Art of Dying (April 12th – April 25th). For full details and ticket information, please visit www.AvalancheTour.com.
Further live dates are scheduled to continue through early summer, including headline shows, European festival appearances, and co-headline performances at a wide range of rock radio-sponsored events. For up-to-the-minute news and information, please visit www.shinedown.com/concerts.
“AMARYLLIS” sees Shinedown joining forces once more with multiple Grammy Award-winning producer Rob Cavallo (Kid Rock, Green Day), who previously collaborated with the band on the record-breaking “THE SOUND OF MADNESS.” Recorded at Cavallo’s Lightning Sound studios outside of Los Angeles and a pair of Hollywood landmarks, Ocean Way Recording and Capitol Studios, the album was recently named among “This Year’s Best Bets” by Billboard, which noted the inventive addition of synths, a 27-piece orchestra, and a 10-piece horn section to the band’s powerful hard rock.
“AMARYLLIS” is currently available for pre-order in a variety of formats, including CD, digital, and 140-gram 2xLP vinyl. For more, please see http://store.shinedown.com.
Released in June 2008, “THE SOUND OF MADNESS” proved Shinedown’s mainstream breakthrough, debuting at #8 on the Billboard 200 before spending 120 consecutive weeks on the chart. The album made rock music history, with each of its six singles reaching #1 on the airplay rankings. Among them are such hits as “Diamond Eyes (Boom-Lay Boom-Lay Boom),” “Devour,” “Sound of Madness,” “The Crow and The Butterfly,” the gold certified “If You Only Knew,” and the double-platinum certified crossover smash, “Second Chance” — all of which rose to the top of the airplay charts, marking an astonishing streak of rock radio classics.
Shinedown supported “THE SOUND OF MADNESS” with a wide range of live TV appearances, including performances on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!, NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Today Show, CBS’ The Early Show, and the 2010 NHL Awards show. In 2009, the band received an American Music Award nomination for “Best Alternative Rock Band.”
Shinedown’s unprecedented ascendancy over multi-format rock radio commenced with their RIAA platinum certified 2003 debut “LEAVE A WHISPER” and its gold certified 2005 follow-up, “US AND THEM.” Together, both albums yielded seven consecutive top 5 radio hits, including “Fly From the Inside,” “45,” “Simple Man,” “Burning Bright,” “Heroes,” “I Dare You,” and of course, the #1 blockbuster, “Save Me,” which dominated Active Rock radio for a remarkable 12 successive weeks.
Shinedown is: Brent Smith (vocals), Barry Kerch (drums), Zach Myers (guitars), and Eric Bass (bass).
For further news and information, please visit www.shinedown.com.
(TOUR ITINERARY BELOW)
|ON TOUR 2012|
|All Dates w/2012 Avalanche Tour except *|
|27||Anaheim, CA||The Grove|
|28||San Francisco, CA||The Regency Ballroom|
|30||Reno, NV||Grand Sierra Theatre|
|31||Boise, ID||Knitting Factory|
|2||Denver, CO||Ogden Theatre|
|5||Houston, TX||House of Blues|
|6||Dallas, TX||House of Blues|
|7||Corpus Christi, TX||Concrete Street Amphitheatre|
|9||Springfield, MO||Shrine Mosque|
|10||Indianapolis, IN||Egyptian Room|
|12||Detroit, MI||The Fillmore|
|13||Milwaukee, WI||The Rave|
|14||Grand Rapids, MI||Orbit Room|
|16||Niagara Falls, NY||Rapids Theater|
|17||Pittsburgh, PA||Stage AE|
|20||New York, NY||Best Buy Theater|
|21||Atlantic City, NJ||House of Blues|
|22||Scranton, PA||Cultural Center|
|24||Richmond, VA||The National|
|25||Baltimore, MD||Ram’s Head|
|1||Bossier City, LA||Centurylink Center *|
|2||Huntsville, AL||Von Braun Center *|
|4||Virginia Beach, VA||Farm Bureau Live *|
|5||Rockingham, NC||Carolina Rebellion @ Rockingham Speedway *|
|6||Atlanta, GA||Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre *|
|8||Newkirk, OK||First Council Casino *|
|9||Oklahoma City, OK||Diamond Ballroom *|
|11||Pacific Junction, IA||Mid America Motorplex *|
|12||Kansas City, MO||Liberty Memorial Park *|
|13||Boone, IA||Central Iowa Expo *|
|15||Minneapolis, MN||The Brick *|
|16||Chicago, IL||House of Blues *|
|18||Bloomington, IL||US Cellular Coliseum *|
|19||Columbus, OH||Columbus Crew Stadium *|
|20||Camden, NJ||Susquehanna Bank Center *|
Dutch rockers Vengeance have been rockin’ since 1983. Their lineup has changed many times over the years, but one thing has been constant, the band has been kicking ass on each and every release they have put out. In 2012, the band has released their ninth album, Crystal Eye. The new album features an All Star Lineup for Vengeance. Keri Kelli (Alice Cooper) handles the guitar work, Chris Glen is on bass, and former AC/DC drummer Chris Slade is pounding the skins for Vengeance. While its cool that Leon Goewie has put together a cool new lineup, it is vocals that is the true star of Vengeance. He has a distinct vocal style that falls somewhere between Brian Johnson & Udo Dirkschneider. His excellent vocals and metal growls help to deliver one cool album for Vengeance.
I really enjoyed the songs “Bad To The Bone”, “Shock Me Now”, and “Desperate Women” (“Desperate Women” is easily my favorite). These are just some of Crystal Eye’s highlights.
“Me and You” starts off Crystal Eye right with an upbeat, hard rockin’ anthem that should be a real crowd pleaser.
If you ever needed a theme song for your backyard BBQ, the song “Barbeque” is it. I thought this song was kind of silly at first, but I have to admit that it is pretty catchy.
Former Black Sabbath singer, Tony Martin wrote the song “Whole Lotta Metal” for Vengeance, and this is easily one of the best songs on Crystal Eye.
The album closes with the instrumental track “Jan`s End Piece” which features the last guitar solos recorded by Jan Somers before his unexpected death. ( Jan passed away from a heart attack on January 28th.)
Crystal Eye is easily the best Vengeance album since Back in the Ring. If you are a hard rock fan, you gotta check this one out!
Rating: Out of 10
1. Me And You 04:02
2. Bad To The Bone 04:51
3. Barbeque 03:31
4. Shock Me Now 03:28
5. Five Knuckle Shuffle 04:10
6. Desperate Women 04:03
7. Whole Lotta Metal 04:11
8. Promise Me 03:43
9. Crystal Eye 06:13
10. Missing 04:51
11. Jans End Piece 01:16
Leon Goewie – vocals
Keri Kelli – guitar
Chris Glen – bass
Chris Slade – drums
Guest musicians: Michael Voss – guitar, vocals / Timo Somers (Delain) – guitar
SISTER has released a live video for Spit On Me from their debut album, HATED. The video was recorded during the course of the “HATED Over Europe Tour 2011”. SISTER’s touring schedule in 2011 saw them hit the road with metal legends UDO, as well play direct support for Chris Jericho’s metal band, Fozzy.
SISTER comments on the video: “This video is dedicated to our European fans, cheers to all of ya! Big thanks to main man Jimmy Johansson for making this video and not to forget our two tour crew members Johan “Prästen” Heijdenberg and Jonas “Gryning” Berndt. We also wanna send out a big thanks to all the bands we’ve been touring with! See ya on the road bastards!”
AEROSMITH ANNOUNCES THE GLOBAL WARMING
NORTH AMERICAN SUMMER TOUR
VIP Ticket Presales Begin, Tuesday, March 27th 9am (local venue time)
Aerosmith, America’s greatest rock and roll band, will start your summer sizzling and have you dancing around the fires of rock n’ roll again. After blowing away audiences in South America and Japan, the Bad Boys from Boston are back to rock America’s soul, with The Global Warming Tour playing 18 markets beginning on June 16 in Minneapolis, MN.
|Date||City, State||Venue||Presale||On Sale|
|June 16||Minneapolis, MN||Target Center||Tue. 3/27||Sat. 3/31|
|June 19||Cleveland, OH||Quicken Loans Arena||Tue. 3/27||Sat. 3/31|
|June 22||Chicago, IL||United Center||Tue. 3/27||Sat. 3/31|
|June 27||Toronto, ON||Air Canada Centre||Tue. 3/27||Sat. 3/31|
|July 1||Uniondale, NY||Nassau Coliseum||Tue. 3/27||Sat. 3/31|
|July 3||Bristow, VA||Jiffy Lube Live||Tue. 3/27||Sat. 3/31|
|July 5||Detroit, MI||The Palace of Auburn Hills||Tue. 3/27||Sat. 3/31|
|July 7||Milwaukee, WI||Marcus Amphitheater, Summerfest||Tue. 3/27||Sat. 3/31|
|July 17||Boston, MA||TD Garden||Tue. 3/27||Sat. 3/31|
|July 21||Philadelphia, PA||Wells Fargo Center||Tue. 3/27||Fri. 3/30|
|July 24||East Rutherford, NJ||IZOD Center||Tue. 3/27||Sat. 3/31|
|July 26||Atlanta, GA||Philips Arena||Tue. 3/27||Sat. 3/31|
|July 28||Dallas, TX||American Airlines Center||Tue. 3/27||Sat. 3/31|
|July 30||Houston, TX||Toyota Center||Tue. 3/27||Sat. 3/31|
|August 1||Denver, CO||Pepsi Center||Tue. 3/27||Sat. 3/31|
|August 4||Oakland, CA||Oracle Arena||Tue. 3/27||Sat. 3/31|
|August 6||Los Angeles, CA||Hollywood Bowl||Tue. 3/27||Sat. 3/31|
|August 8||Tacoma, WA||Tacoma Dome||Tue. 3/27||Sat. 3/31|
Don’t Miss Aerosmith At the Grove in LA – Wednesday, March 28th at 12pm
Hey – something’s going on big at the Grove in Los Angeles. Be at the fountain near the patch of grass, Wednesday, March 28th promptly at 12pm. This is YOUR chance to see Aerosmith and a whole lot more!
You want new rock, hard rock & metal releases? I hope you have some money saved! March 27th might be the biggest new music day of the year. There are tons of new releases that will hit stores and online e-tailers tomorrow!
Arenaline Mob – Omerta
Angel Witch – As Above So Below
Axel Rudi Pell – Circle of Oath
Furyon – Gravitas
Iron Maiden – En Vivo! CD & DVD
Jack Blades – Rock ‘n Roll Ride
Jeff Scott Soto – Damage Control
Mad Max – Another Night of Passion
Overkill – The Electric Age
Pretty Maids – It Comes Alive
Shinedown – Amaryllis
Modern Day Escape – Under the Gun
Ministry – Relapse
My Darkest Days – Sick and Twisted Affair
Alter Bridge – Live at Wembley
Veer Union – Divide the Blackened Sky
Meshuggah – Koloss
O.S.I. – Fire Make Thunder
The Used – Vunerable
Paice Ashton Lord – Live 1977
Rammstein – Made in Germany 1995-11 Limited Super Deluxe Edition
Dakota – S/T
Dakota – Runaway
Roadmaster – Sweet Music
Roadmaster – Hey World
Roadmaster – Fortress
Sound of Thunder – Out of the Darkness
Hysterica – Art of Metal