Reigning Queen of Metal, DORO PESCH, has checked-in from her work in the studio to issue the following update:
“The new album will be entitled Raise Your Fist and has been recorded and written in the U.S., Germany, and Scandinavia. Right now we’re in the mixing stages and are close to finishing everything. Most important to me are the power hymns ‘Raise Your Fist In The Air’ and ‘Victory,’ which will also be available on the forthcoming EP! Both songs have been played live on our last tour and also made last year’s Wacken Open Air shake! ‘Raise Your Fist In The Air’ will also be available in French… which is going to be very interesting. For the diehard fans of German songs like ‘Für Immer’ [‘Forever’], there are two songs in the same vein: the sensitive and quite dark ‘Human Rights’ and the very emotional ‘Engel’ [‘Angel’]. There are also a lot of fast songs like ‘Little Headbanger’ and various fist-pumping ones featuring amazing guests like Gus G (Ozzy Osbourne, Firewind) on ‘Last Man Standing’ which fans will for sure dig live. We also have a song that honors the late Ronnie James Dio called ‘Hero’ and another highlight named ‘It Still Hurts’ featuring Motörhead’s Lemmy Kilmister. The cover artwork has once again been created by British artist Geoffrey Gillespie who is a close friend and companion since he made it into the Guinness Book of World Records for his Triumph And Agony cover as the biggest album cover in the world. Since then, he’s done ten covers for us!”
Raise Your Fist will be released in North America this coming Fall. To hold fans over until then, the upcoming Raise Your Fist In The Air EP will be released this Summer.
DORO guested on a recent episode of VH1 Classic’s That Metal Show with Billy Duffy and Ian Astbury of The Cult. Watch the full episode at THIS LOCATION. Watch exclusive backstage bonus clips HERE. DORO discusses her pre-show rituals HERE .
UK’s new metal band FURYON feat. the song “Don’t Follow” on the “Monster Energy Moto GP of France 2012” video with exclusive highlights – Rossi and Schumacher. The video can be viewed below:
All the action from some intense racing in Le Mans for the 2012 MotoGP of France as well as exclusive camera access to Michael Schumacher’s trip to check the sights and festival style atmosphere this race manages to put together. Also featuring the visit of Stephane Peterhansel – ten times Dakar winner – and of course Valentino Rossi’s podium in the race itself.
Furyon’s debut album, “Gravitas“, was released on March 23 in Europe and March 27 in North America via Frontiers Records.
FURYON is: Matt Mitchell – Vocals, Chris Green – Guitars, Pat Heath – Guitars, Alex “Nickel” Bowen – Bass, Lee Farmery – Drums
FURYON is a new band from the U.K. who like nothing more than to challenge expectations. Raised on a diet of heavy metal, prog, and classic rock, FURYON mix all these components for a truly unique and contemporary sound. Delivering huge rock-radio-friendly songs, with technically-challenging-yet-infectiously-catchy musicianship, they are dedicated to one sole purpose: making hard-hitting songs that will stand the test of time.
TREK INCLUDES HIGH-PROFILE ROCK FESTIVAL APPEARANCES
AND WRAPS MAY 26 AT ROCKLAHOMA
MEGADETH TO HEAD TO EUROPE FOR MONTH-LONG TOUR
NEW VIDEO FOR “WHOSE LIFE (IS IT ANYWAY?)”
OFF LATEST ALBUM ‘TH1RT3EN’
Metal icons MEGADETH are delivering volcanic performances and earning rave reviews on their co-headlining tour with Rob Zombie, which marks the first time the two bands have toured together. The trek kicked off Friday, May 11 in Holmdel, NJ and will include two high-profile rock festival appearances including Rock On The Range and Rocklahoma, where the tour wraps on Saturday, May 26. A list of confirmed dates is below. For additional information on purchasing tickets, visit www.megadeth.com.
Prior to the show, the New York Times proclaimed that “the speed pioneers Megadeth have the decibels to fill the grandiose PNC” and the New York Daily News said, “At last year’s faceoff with Metallica, Slayer and Anthrax, the band led by Dave Mustaine offered a set that did both their sub-genre and legacy proud (5/10/12).”
In a review of the first show, Tris McCall of the Newark, NJ Star-Ledger said, “While most of the band’s peers have either slowed down, broken up or switched to a more profitable style, Megadeth presses on, hard and fast as ever. Mustaine is a study in perseverance–and professionalism, too: He recently had to re-learn how to play guitar after suffering nerve damage in his arm. That trauma has left no mark on him–his solos, sometimes taken in harmony with sideman Chris Broderick, are as dextrous, and rapid-fire, as ever (5/13/12).” Theexaminer.com added, “The musicians ripped and shredded their way through riffs and solos with machine-like precision, yet somehow projecting an earnest passion through the notes that speaks to the raw emotion of Mustaine’s songwriting (5/13/12).”
After their tour with ROB ZOMBIE wraps at Rocklahoma, MEGADETH–singer/guitarist DAVE MUSTAINE, bassist DAVID ELLEFSON, drummer SHAWN DROVER and guitarist CHRIS BRODERICK–will head to Europe for shows in Germany, Poland, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Italy, Czech Republic, England, Luxembourg, Netherlands, France, Romania, Turkey, Switzerland, Greece, Belgium, Russia, Lithuania, Estonia and Finland, then in September will head to South America for concerts in Chile, Argentina and Mexico.
A newly released video for the group’s next single “Whose Life (Is It Anyway?)” can be seen now; check it out here. The video is a heavy metal tour de force, depicting youth angst turned violent, resulting in an apocalyptic finale.
The current tour comes on the heels of MEGADETH’s critically acclaimed return of the traveling festival GIGANTOUR, created and curated by frontman DAVE MUSTAINE. Rave reviews poured in for the festival, which also featured MOTÖRHEAD, VOLBEAT and LACUNA COIL. “The return of Gigantour, a nicely curated package tour of heavy metal bands, is just one more step in a great run underway by Megadeth,” wrote the Boston Globe. “It was a smart and well-paced show, one that illuminated metal’s various angles (1/31/12).”
2011 marked the release of MEGADETH’s 13th album, the appropriately titled Th1rt3en. Released November 1 on Roadrunner Records, the album debuted at #11 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and #1 on the Billboard Hard Rock chart. The album also landed on international charts including Top 10 placements in Argentina, Finland, Korea and Japan. MEGADETH also received their tenth Grammy nomination for this project, earning a “Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Performance” nomination for their single “Public Enemy #1.” The “Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Performance” category was, eerily, category #13.
Check out MEGADETH in the following cities:
DATE CITY VENUE
5/22 La Crosse, WILa Crosse Center
5/24 Sioux City, IA Tyson Center
5/25 Wichita, KS Hartman Arena
5/26 Pryor, OKRocklahoma
5/31 Dessau, Germany Metalfest @ Airfield
6/1 Jaworzno, Poland Metalfest @ Zalew Sosina
6/2 Mining, Austria Metalfest @ Castle Mamling
6/3 Ljubljana, Slovenia Kino Siska
6/5 Zadar, CroatiaMetalfest @ Zadar Beach
6/6 Milan, ItalyMetalfest @ Alcatraz Club
6/7 St. Goarshausen, Germany Metalfest @ Loreley
6/8 Plzen, Czech Republic Metalfest @ Amphitheater Lochotin
6/10 Leicestershire, EnglandDownload Festival
6/12 London, England Electric Ballroom
6/13 Luxembourg, Luxembourg Den Atelier
6/14 Heerlen, Netherlands Parkstad Limburg Theater
6/15 Clisson, France Hellfest
6/17 Bucharest, RomaniaOst Fest @ Romexpo
6/19 Istanbul, TurkeyHi-Voltage Festival
6/20 Athens, Greece Iera Oldos
6/22 Lausanne, SwitzerlandLes Docks
6/23 Dessel, Belgium Graspop Metal Meeting @ Festival Dessel
6/25 Moscow, Russia Stadium Live
6/27 Vilinius, Lithuania Teatro Arena
6/28 Tallinn, Estonia Rock Café
6/29 Helsinki, Finland Tuska Festival @ Sulvilhati
9/7 Santiago, Chile Teatro Caupolican
9/14 Buenos Aires, Argentina Estadio Cubierto Malvinas
9/16 Cordoba, Argentina Orfeo
9/19 Mexico City, Mexico Pepsi Center WTC
9/21 Guadalajara, Mexico Arena VFG
There are some seriously cool releases hitting stores tomorrow…..I hope you have been saving up. It is another huge release day tomorrow!!
New Hard Rock and Metal Releases for 5/22/12
Slash – Apocalyptic Love
The Cult – Choice of Weapon
Great White – Elation
Sonata Arctica – Stones Grow Her Name
Kill Devil Hill – S/T (Vinnie Appice, Rex Brown)
Firewind – Frew Against Many
Hardline – Danger Zone
Saxon – Heavy Metal Thunder Live – Eagles over Wacken (2 CD/1DVD set)
Sabaton – Carolus Rex
Unisonic – S/T
Saint Vitus – Lillie: F-65
Smile Empty Soul – 3’s
Havok – Point of No Return (EP)
Wig Wam – Wall Street
Steven Adler – Alive (EP)
Shadowside – Inner Monster Out
Holy Moses – 30th Anniversary: In the Power of Now
Blind Guardian – Memories of a Time to Come
Katana – Storms of War
KILL DEVIL HILL the new project featuring acclaimed drummer Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, Heaven and Hell, Dio) and bassist Rex Brown, (Pantera, Down) guitar slinger Mark Zavon and lead vocalist Dewey Bragg will be released tomorrow in North America via SPV/Steamhammer. The album will be available in a standard CD edition, iTunes digital download, and Double Gatefold LP.
The band has completed work on a video for the album’s first single “Strange”. Today the band debuts the clip exclusively on Noisecreep. Get a first look at the video for “Strange” HERE and be sure to pre-order the album on AMAZON.
It’s not easy to say what catches the listener’s attention first on Kill Devil Hill, the debut album by the newly formed band of the same name: the strong guitar hooks, the killer grooves, the dynamic production or the potent vocal melodies. Rex Brown, bassist of this supergroup and erstwhile member of Pantera and Down sees KILL DEVIL HILL in its entirety as an extremely exciting new band “To me, this band is a musical adventure trip,” he reckons. Brown knows what he’s talking about, after all he was involved in some of the most important rock and metal recordings of the past 30 years. So if Brown can hardly contain his enthusiasm, there must be something special to the KILL DEVIL HILL phenomenon.
Decibel Magazine’s “Deciblog” is streaming the track “Revenge” HERE
KILL DEVIL HILL is currently on tour with Adrenaline Mob, the remaining tour dates are listed below:
KILL DEVIL HILL on tour with Adrenaline Mob
5/21: Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
5/22: Charlotte, NC @ Amos South End
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