Williamsport, PA rockers Candlelight Red have just announced a massive set of tour dates for the coming months in support of their debut album, The Wreckage. The band is extending their current tour with Trapt, and will also be adding on shows with Lacuna Coil and Crossfade. The Spring tour continues tomorrow at the House of Rock in Dayton, OH (full schedule below).
Candlelight Red also announced that the upcoming video for their single, “She’s Got The Look,” was shot in Stanley Kubrick’s family warehouse by indie video aficionado Alex de Campi (Art Brut, Los Campesinos!). The video twists the song into a horror story of a lonely teen boy who dreams of finding a girl who ends up finding him, as well as featuring an electrifying performance by the band.See below for stills from the video.
For more on Candlelight Red, visit their official website at candlelightred.com, as well as their Facebook and Twitter. The Wreckage is available on iTunes, and “She’s Got the Look” is streaming below!
4/13 Flint, MI Machine Shop w/ Trapt
4/14 Columbus, OH Al Rosa Villa w/ Trapt
4/16 Pittlsburg, PA Altar Bar w/ Trapt
4/17 Lancaster, PA Chameleon Club w/ Trapt
4/19 Asbury Park, NJ Stone Pony w/ Trapt
4/20 Clifton Park, NY Northern Lights w/ Trapt
4/21 Ocean City, MD Purple Moose Headline
4/22 Providence, RI The Ruins @ The Coliseum w/ Trapt
4/25 New Orleans House of Blues W/ Lacuna Coil
4/28 St. Petersburg, FL State Theatre W/ Lacuna Coil
5/1 Ft. Lauderdale Culture Room W/ Lacuna Coil
5/4 Little Rock Juanitas W/ Lacuna Coil
5/7 Lubbock, TX Jakes Backroom W/ Trapt
5/8 Odessa, TX Dos Amigos W/ Trapt
5/9 Dallas, TX Tree’s W/ Trapt
5/11 Beaumont, TX The Git W/ Trapt
5/12 Houston, TX Scout Bar W/ Trapt
5/14 Pharr, TX Pharr Events Center W/ Trapt
5/15 San Antonio, TX Backstage Live W/ Trapt
5/16 Corpus Cristi, TX Brewsters W/ Trapt
6/1 Knoxville, TN The Valarium w/ Crossfade
6/2 Greenville, SC The Handlebar w/ Crossfade
6/3 Johnson City, TN Capones w/ Crossfade
6/4 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Soundstage w/ Crossfade
6/6 Syracuse, NY The Lost Horizon w/ Crossfade
6/7 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance w/ Crossfade
6/8 Bristol, CT Bleechers w/ Crossfade
6/9 Lancaster, PA The Chamelon w/ Crossfade
6/10 Toledo, OH Frankie’s w/ Crossfade
6/11 Newport, KY Thompson House w/ Crossfade
6/13 Traverse City, MI Ground Zero w/ Crossfade
6/14 Flint, MI The Machine Shop w/ Crossfade
6/15 Jackson, MI Avenue Billiards w/ Crossfade
6/16 Libertyville, IL Austins Fuel Room w/ Crossfade
6/17 St. Louis, MO Pops w/ Crossfade
6/19 Little Rock, AR Juanitas w/ Crossfade
6/20 Kansas City, MO Beaumont w/ Crossfade
6/22 Shreveport, LA Riverside Warehouse w/ Crossfade
6/23 Birmingham, AL Crush w/ Crossfade
6/25 Chattanooga, TN Track 29 w/ Crossfade
6/26 Atlanta, GA Masquerede w/ Crossfade
6/29 Asheville, NC The Orange Peel w/ Crossfade
6/30 Charleston, SC Music Farm w/ Crossfade
7/1 Charlotte, NC Amos’ w/ Crossfade
Last night (April 11), at the fourth annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards presented by Epiphone, SLASH and the evening’s other participants—Alice Cooper, Marilyn Manson and Johnny Depp—all met up backstage at Club Nokia in Los Angeles. It was a big night for SLASH, who took home the “Riff Lord” award, presented to him by Duff McKagan. SLASH and his bandmates–Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators featuring Myles Kennedy (vocals), Brent Fitz (drums) and Todd Kerns (bass)—performed three songs: the red–hot single “You’re A Lie” from SLASH’s upcoming second solo album APOCALYPTIC LOVE (out May 22 via Dik Hayd International, distributed through EMI); plus two songs from Slash’s debut album: “Nothing To Say” and “Back to Cali.” Alice Cooper then joined SLASH and his band, tearing into the Alice classic “School’s Out.” SLASH’s headlining U.S. tour launches May 3 in Baltimore and encompasses three festival appearances: Saturday, May 5 at Carolina Rebellion, Saturday, May 19 at Rock On The Range and Friday, May 25 at Rocklahoma.
One of Poland’s top contemporary traditional metal acts, CRYSTAL VIPER, are prepared to release Crimen Excepta on April 24th via AFM Records, their fourth full-length album to date.
Welcome to the world of CRYSTAL VIPER: a world full of Flying Vs, tube amps, leather and chains. The band’s powerful old-school sound runs deep with influences hailing from Mercyful Fate, Warlock and Iron Maiden, yet with a dark thrash edge born of Nifelheim persuasion at times, all fueled by frontwoman Marta Gabriel, her commanding vocals akin to Chastain’s Leather Leone with a touch of Doro Pesch.
The follow-up to 2010’s acclaimed Legends full-length, Crimen Excepta is a concept album about holy inquisition, black magic and witches, where fiction mixes with historical facts. Recorded with producer Bart Gabriel (Jack Starr’s Burning Starr, Sacred Steel, Mortician), Crimen Excepta is inarguably CRYSTAL VIPER’s darkest and most aggressive material to date. Bringing more of their personal black and death metal influences to the table, even bringing in guest members such as Hell vocalist David Bower who appears on the album’s title track, as well as Vader’s Piotr “Peter” Wiwczarek to record a cover of the Vader classic “Tyrants Of Hell” for a bonus track to the album. Additionally, CRYSTAL VIPER recorded “Ghosts Of Sherwood” — a theme song for the forthcoming 3D cinema horror movie Robin Hood: Ghosts Of Sherwood — which also appears as a bonus track to the album.
As with previous CRYSTAL VIPER works, the cover art for Crimen Excepta was painted by legendary French artist Chris Moyen, known from his cooperation with acts such as Slayer, Trivium, Beherit, Blasphemy and more.
Crimen Excepta Track Listing:
1. Witch’s Mark
2. Intro 1
3. Child Of The Flame
4. Intro 2
5. It’s Your Omen
6. Intro 3
7. Crimen Excepta
8. Intro 4
9. Medicus Animarum
10. Intro 5
11. The Spell Of Death
12. Intro 6
13. Hope Is Gone, Here’s New Law
14. Intro 7
15. Fire Be My Gates
16. Intro 8
17. Tyrani Piekiel
18. Ghosts Of Sherwood
CRYSTAL VIPER lineup:
Marta Gabriel – vocals, guitars
Andy Wave – guitars
Tom Woryna – bass
Golem – drums
German thrash metal hero, Tankard, has just released the title of its upcoming Nuclear Blast debut. The name of the anniversary-record is: A Girl Called Cerveza.
The album is currently being produced at the famous Studio 23 with renowned producer, Michael Mainx (BÖHSE ONKELZ, DER W, DISBELIEF, D-A-D) in Frankfurt, Germany. The alcoholic metal outfit has also revealed the first part of the new album cover.
Keep your eyes open for the second part to be released soon!
A Girl Called Cerveza will be out at the end of July via Nuclear Blast.
Another lost track from Pantera finally sees the light of day! “Piss” was recorded during the Vulgar Display Of Power sessions and stored away; drummer Vinnie Paul rediscovered the track while going through the band’s vault.
“Piss” is now available on Amazon and iTunes. It will also be included on the 20th Anniversary Edition of Vulgar Display Of Power which hits stores on May 15th.
Swedish female-fronted Symphonic Rock/Metal band THE MURDER OF MY SWEET return with their second album on May 25th! The successor to 2010’s debut “Divanity” will be entitled “Bye Bye Lullaby” and is about to include 13 brand new tracks. The album’s first edition will be available as digipak.
Singer Angelica remembers the creative process:
”Bye Bye Lullaby” has been a long time coming. We wrote nearly enough songs for two full albums and had to carefully choose these thirteen to truly represent the new, updated The Murder Of My Sweet. This album includes performances from close friends Jesper Stromblad (who you all know from In Flames), Fredrik Akesson (from Opeth) and Peter Wichers (from Soilwork), so it’s a really brave record. The major difference for me is the variation in the songs; we’ve taken them down a darker path, as well as on a more commercial path. It’s unorthodox maybe, but since there are so many female fronted bands out there, we felt that this combination had never been tried before, and would be breaking new ground, which is way more fun.”
Composer and drummer Daniel Flores adds:
“Who doesn’t like huge variety and impact created with sound? Small fragments of sonic whispering, say mixed with soulful performances? With this new line-up, my imagination had no limits and you will surely be hearing an even bigger cinematic soundscape than you all grew to love on “Divanity”!”
The new lineup, to which Daniel refers, now includes, alongside himself and singer Angelica, new guitarist Christopher Vetter and new bassist Teddy Westlund.
The curtain rises on “Bye Bye Lullaby” on May 25th – a special album from a particularly special band. Please welcome: THE MURDER OF MY SWEET!
„Bye Bye Lullaby“ track listing:
04. I Dare You
05. Violently Peaceful
06. Meant To Last Forever
08. Kind Of Lousy
09. The One
11. Waiting For The 27th
12. Black September
13. Phantom Pain
The brand new AT VANCE song “Savior”, taken from the upcoming new album Facing Your Enemy (to be released on April 27th), is available now for streaming. Check it out!
Kane Roberts is well known as guitar player for none other than ALICE COOPER. He can be heard on the albums “Constrictor” and “Raise Your Fist To Hell”. He also performed live on the tours for these albums. The guitarist as well was involved in writing the songs on these two albums and in charge for adding the Metal flair of the late 80’s to Alice’s sound. Roberts’ on stage performance was branded by his masculine looks and his utopian looking, pyrotechnical guitars.
After leaving Alice’s band, Kane Roberts released his first, self-titled solo album in 1987. The lyrics of the song “Full Pull” have been penned by Alice Cooper. In 1989, the guitarist appeared as a guest on Cooper’s “Trash” record, on the song “Bed Of Nails”.
“Saints And Sinners”, Roberts second album, was released in 1991 and included the Jon Bon Jovi written track „Does Anybody Really Fall In Love Anymore?“ which also has been recorded by Cher. Additionally to this, he also can be heard on the group BERLIN’s record “Count Three & Pray” which was produced by Bob Ezrin and on one album by Rod Stewart. Roberts also sang backing vocals on Steve Vai’s “Sex And Religion” record. The song “Take It off” from the Kiss record “Revenge” was written by Roberts, Bob Ezrin and Paul Stanley. Furthermore, he took part in the recordings for albums by STATUS QUO (Quo) and DESMOND CHILD (Discipline).
After the release of his second solo album, Kane Roberts granted himself a break of a couple of years outside of the music business and returned in 1999 with his band PHOENIX DOWN. “Under The Wild Sky” is the only album released by this group. Since then, Roberts has been working as graphic designer and programmer for video games.
In 2006, Kane Roberts started to record a new album which so far hasn’t been released.
Kane Roberts self titled CD will be reissued on April 20th, 2012 via Yesterrock /Universal!
You can purchase this in the Yesterrock store at this link for 14.50 € .
And to all the nice people I have met during my time in ARTILLERY, I will just say a huge thank you to; I will never forget the good reception and response I have received.
After the last show I will take a little break and then I’ll probably go back to my roots and try to find some guys in the Copenhagen Area who want to play some good old fashioned Punk Rock together with me…”
Artillery’s most recent album is “My Blood” from 2011 (Metal Mind Productions).
May 03 – Heavy Agger, Denmark @ Agger
May 04 – Lions and Barrels, Denmark @ Copenhagen
(will be celebrating our 30th birthday for Artillery)
May 05 – Wuustweeze, Belgium @ Puntpop 2012
May 25 – Baltimore, MD USA @ Maryland Death Fest X
May 26 – New York, NY USA @ Saint Vitus Bar in Greenpoint, Brooklyn
May 30 – Buenos Aires, Argentina @ Astbury club
May 31 – Santiago, Chile @ Teatro Teleton
Jun. 01 – Belo Horizonte, Brazil @ Music Hall
Jun. 02 – Săo Paulo, Brazil @ Hangar 110
Jun. 03 – Recife, Brazil @ Teatro Mauricio de Nassau
Jun. 04 – Porto Alegre, Brazil @ Beco
July 26 – Brande-Hörnerkirchen, Germany @ Headbangers Open Air
Aug. 24 – Lygten, Denmark@ Nřrrebro
Aug. 25 – Lugones –Asturias, Spain @ Vaques Fest 2012
Sept. 21 – Pitstop, Denmark @ Kolding
Sept. 22 – Studenterhuset, Denmark @ Ĺrhus
Dec. 03 – 07 Florida/ Nassau, USA@ Barge to hell
Check out the new video clip, “Don’t Follow” from Furyon. This song comes from Furyon’s new album Gravitas which is in stores now.