12 STONES TO KICK OFF FIRST LEG OF HEADLINING “BENEATH THE SCARS” U.S. TOUR TONIGHT
VIP meet-and-greet packages on sale now!
Louisiana’s hard rock quartet, 12 Stones, will kick off the first leg of its headlining “Beneath The Scars” summer 2012 tour tonight in Merriam, Kan., with Blameshift, Digital Summer and Throwing Gravity in support. The acclaimed group’s initial month-long summer trek will wrap up in Marietta, Ga. on August 7th, with a second round of dates to commence on August 9th. A full list of confirmed dates can be seen below.
VIP meet-and-greet packages are available now through Soundrink at: http://12stones.soundrink.com. Each package includes a sound check meet-and-greet with the band, signed poster and exclusive tour laminate.
Legendary German alcoholic thrash metallers TANKARD have posted the title track from the band’s upcoming 30-years-anniversary-album
“A Girl Called Cerveza”.
Get the track “A Girl Called Cerveza” from the same-titled album as MP3 for free!
Helsinki vampires THE 69 EYES have revealed the cover art for the bands upcoming tenth studio album, “X”.
Commented lead alchemist Jyrki69: “The cover is pure Goth ‘n’ Roll: a psychedelic mirror image of old wild animal bones with our X-tagram projected over all. It’s good, evil, magic & voodoo all together! Something to stare at when tripping on the album.”
“X” is scheduled for a late September 2012 release via Nuclear Blast.
The first single, “Red”, will be released in August. More info coming soon – keep your eyes peeled!
Nickelback is certainly one of those bands that some fans love to hate. I am not a hater by any means. They always deliver every time I see them live, and it was their live show that made me a fan. I didn’t think their latest album Here and Now was their best, but I did like the song “This Means War”. Check it out in the video clip below!
Rock ‘N’ Growl Records‘ metal shredder, Xander Demos is running acontest for fans to submit their original artwork designs for the re-release of his “Guitarcadia” album.
Xander Demos and MTS Management Group, in partnership with Rock ‘N’ Growl Records, announce the “Get My ‘Guitarcadia‘ Graphics On” competition. Fans are invited to submit theiroriginal album cover designs to be considered for the upcoming re-release of Xander’s “Guitarcadia” album.
The artwork must be 100% original and include the name “Xander Demos” and “Guitarcadia” somewhere in the design. Artists may submit more than one design. The best 3 designs will be selected by Xander and his management, with the final winner being chosen by a representative ofRock ‘N’ Growl Records. Submissions should be emailed to michael (at) mtsmanagementgroup.com. Deadline for submissions is Monday, July 16, 2012.
“This is a great opportunity for any aspiring artists, graphic designers, or anyone who has dreamed of having their design on an internationally promoted album cover,” says Michael Stover of MTS Management. “We are looking for a cover that will not only represent the material on the album, but we want something that will stand alongside the other great artists on Rock ‘N’ Growl. Good luck to everyone!”
The person that submits the winning artwork will receive a signed, framed copy of Xander’s “Guitarcadia” CD, that includes their winning artwork design. They will also receive credit on the CD, as well as having their artwork included in the worldwide promotion of the album. They will also get a LIMITED EDITION signed copy of the original album artwork, designed by Xander himself.
Xander Demos is a metal guitarist from Pittsburgh, PA. He fronts his own solo band, as well as being a member of the US east coast chapter of Sabbath Judas Sabbath. His CD, “Guitarcadia‘ was mixed and mastered by CJ Snare (Firehouse). Xander signed with Rock ‘N’ Growl Records in late June 2012. For more information, www.XanderDemos.com.
Rock N Growl Records is a record label founded in 2009 by Axel Wiesenauer based in Berglen, Germany. They focus on the rock and metal genre. Distributor for CD’s is Cargo Records, England and digital distribution by iMusicianDigital, Switzerland. The label is also working heavily in the fields of band/artist management and promotion. For more information, www.rockngrowl.com.
Ian Gillan and Tony Iommi took everybody by surprise in 2011 by releasing a charity single: “Out Of My Mind”, renewing the collaboration that led the pair recording the Black Sabbath album “Born Again” in 1984. Click here for the video: http://youtu.be/n2vxQApPg40
None other than Jason Newsted (Metallica), Jon Lord, Nicko McBrain (Iron Maiden) and Linde Lindström (HIM) supported the two rock legends. Not only jamming together for the shear fun of things, this new project has united for a cause – rebuilding and helping the music school in Gyumari, Armenia. The single was a joyful and inspired moment. Iommi and Gillan have now decided to make WhoCares an album for their devoted fans. Classic songs and a lot of rarities and unreleased material in 2CDs of fantastic rare music.
This is much more than a Gillan solo album or a Deep Purple anthology — this is a real collector’s item and must have for every Ian Gillan and Tony Iommi fan.
The album is set to release on July 13th, 2012
The Track Listing is below:
01. WHOCARES “Out Of My Mind” (fi rst time on an album) featuring Jon Lord,
02. BLACK SABBATH “Zero The Hero”
03.GILLAN’S INN feat. Iommi, Ian Paice and Roger Glover “Trashed”
04. M. Rakintzis feat. Ian Gillan “Get Away”
05. Tony Iommi feat. Glenn Hughes “Slip Away” (fi rst time on CD)
06. Gillan “Don’t Hold Me Back” from TOOLBOX
07. Ian Gillan “She Thinks It’s A Crime” (vinyl single B-side, fi rst time on CD)
08. Repo Depo feat. Ian Gillan “Easy Come, Easy Go” (previously unreleased)
09. DEEP PURPLE feat. Ronnie James Dio “Smoke On The Water” (live with the Royal Philaarmonic Orchestra)
01. WHOCARES “Holy Water” (fi rst time on an album) featuring Jon Lord
02. BLACK SABBATH “Anno Mundi”
03. Tony Iommi feat. Glenn Hughes “Let it Down Easy” (fi rst time on CD)
04. Ian Gillan “Hole in My Vest” (7″ vinyl single B-side, fi rst time on CD)
05. Gillan & Glover feat. Dr. John “Can’t Believe You Wanna Leave me”
06. Ian Gillan & The Javelins “Can I Get A Witness”
07. Garth Rockett & The Moonshiners “No Laughing in Heaven” live
08. Ian Gillan “When A Blind Man Cries” (Live at Absolute Radio, previously unreleased)
09. DEEP PURPLE “Dick Pimple” Jam for 1995 DPAS convention
SHRED GUITAR LEGEND- MICHAEL ANGELO BATIO PERFORMS @
THE MUSICIANS INSTITUTE IN HOLLYWOOD, CA on JULY 12th
FREE CONCERT – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
“Hands without Shadows – A Tribute to Rock Guitar”
FEATURED SHREDDING OF: PANTERA, HENDRIX, RANDY RHOADS, METALLICA & MORE!
Michael Angelo Batio is performing his critically acclaimed show “Hands Without Shadows” July 12th at the world famous Musicians Institute in the Music Hall at 4:00 pm. This show is normally for students only but we have it open to all the crazy music fans, metal heads and rockers. Here is what you will see:
Hands Without Shadows – A Tribute To Rock Guitar – Video
To win a pair of free tickets, just write to firstname.lastname@example.org – Write G.I.T. TICKETS as the subject of your e-mail. Please include your FULL NAME and CITY where you live in the e-mail.
FIRST 100 PEOPLE who respond will be added to the guest list for a pair of passes – The venue is MUSICIANS INSTITUTE @ 1655 McCadden Place, Hollywood, CA 90028 ~
Winners will be required to show picture I.D. to match the name on the guest list.
So don’t request tickets unless you are coming!
If you live outside the Los Angeles area, please don’t request tickets unless you are really going to travel here for the gig.
Legendary shredder Michael Angelo Batio newly devised show: “Hands without Shadows – A Tribute to Rock Guitar” is a multimedia extravaganza featuring the music of some of the greatest rock guitarists of the past 50 years.
Michael Angelo Batio, takes you on his 90 minute aural/visual journey to the different eras of rock music while playing guitars with incredible speed and musical precision. The “Hands without Shadow’s – A Tribute to Rock Guitar” show entails an awesome display of guitar wizardry accompanied by an equally talented band. This chronological tribute features Batio’s incredible arrangements and medley’s from the different eras of rock beginning with Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton, then moving on to Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, Metallica and more.
The excitement of the show stays with you long after the performance. Michael Angelo Batio has been an extraordinary inspiration to countless musicians around the world, playing a major role in the evolution of modern rock guitar. He embodies the spirit of a true artist who has ceaselessly pursued his own creative vision, while mentoring and cultivating the next generation of emerging musicians. Come see what all the talk is about of this true shred guitar legend!