Announcing The 12 Stones ‘Take Down Hunger ‘campaign at http://groupees.com/12stones officially launching Tuesday July 17. In coordination with Feed Them With Music charity, 12 Stones are offering a digital bundle including recent albums ‘Anthem For the Underdog’ and ‘Potter’s Field’ with an unreleased cover version of Seal’s “Kiss From a Rose”. Name your own price for the bundle ($3 minimum) and for every dollar contributed, 1 meal is delivered to the hungry in coordination with the charity. Crazy bonuses include more never before heard music, an opportunity for the band to play your house, a Skype chat with the band, and more.
Check out this special opportunity at http://groupees.com/12stones and help us spread the word for a good cause!
The third annual Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival kicks off in just one month! Check out the latest episode of UPROAR TV, featuring bands from this year’s tour, at www.RockstarUPROAR.com/uproartv.
To buy tickets and for more information on the Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival, go to www.RockstarUPROAR.com.
The 2012 Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival main stage will feature performances from multiplatinum rock bands Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind and Papa Roach, along with breaking band Adelitas Way. In addition, the Ernie Ball Stage and Jägermeister Stage in the festival area will include performances from multiplatinum headliner P.O.D., as well as up-and-coming artists Deuce, Fozzy, Redlight King, Mindset Evolution, In This Moment, Thousand Foot Krutch, Candlelight Red and a local Battle Of The Bands winner.
For details on the 2012 Ernie Ball Battle Of The Bands powered by Imagen Records, go to: www.RockstarUPROAR.com/battleofthebands.
The Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival is made possible
by the support of sponsors including Rockstar Energy Drink, Ernie Ball,
Jägermeister, Air Force Reserve, Air National Guard, Army, Imagen Records,
Truth, Lunarpages, Matador Beef Jerky, Schecter Guitars, South Surf,
Slurpee, and Zippo Lighters.
Freddie Mercury, the iconic lead singer of Queen, was one of the greatest showmen in all of rock music. His powerful voice, amazing stage presence, and magnificent style captured the hearts of millions of fans. Over the last twenty years since the tremendous singer’s early departure from life, several books have been written about the man, as well as his band, Queen. Yet, none of the former writings have captured the true essence of Freddie Mercury the way that Lesley-Ann Jones has in her new book on the legend titled, Mercury.
Delving deep into the rich history of Freddie Mercury from his humble beginnings in Zanzibar to his move to India, and later, England, and right through his rise to fame with Queen, Jones is able to leave no stone unturned and she brings to life the character that Freddie Mercury was. Jones’ insight helps us to understand why Freddie Mercury became the man he was. From rigid anti-homosexuality laws in his native country to leaving his parents at seven years of age to study in a foreign land, there were many events taking place in young Freddie’s life that would shape his persona for years to come.
Jones’ dedicated research and exhaustive interviews with the people that knew Freddie provided the fuel for the content for this biography. It also helps that she knew the man well, from covering Queen in her rock-journalist days. Having toured with the band and being part of their Live Aid conquering, Jones was able to see things about both Freddie Mercury and Queen that most people would not have access to. In Mercury, she is able to bring these key insights to life.
While not exactly linear in timeline, Mercury is a well written biography that covers the life and times of Freddie Mercury, born Farrokh Bulsara. The early part of the book is fascinating with facts of Mercury’s early life, documenting the entire culture and lifestyle that he was raised in before being sent to India for better schooling. It is here that we learn the true inner being of Freddie Mercury and see bits of his life that would mold and shape him into the man that he was to become.
Mercury covers everything that one would want to know about the lead singer of Queen. From the initial meeting with his future band members, to his lack of understanding regarding his sexuality, to his deepest, truest love (a female), every aspect of Freddie Mercury’s life is portrayed as if we were living alongside of him. Life’s tragedies, triumphs, and reactions from family members and friends alike, are all documented on the written page with a passion that shows Jones’ affection for her subject. It’s as if Jones was writing a biography on a close and personal friend, and in some ways, she was.
And what may not be covered as intimately in the detailed writing of Lesley-Ann Jones is certainly captured in the photos that are contained within Mercury. Photos from all periods of the singer’s life are included as an intimate visual guide to what it was like to be Freddie Mercury. The pictures help to enhance the spectacular written portrayal that Jones provided.
If you are looking for a great read about a wonderful, talented, gifted musician, Mercury is worth the time. This is a beautiful remembrance of one of the most beloved singers in all of music history. The story is told in an entertaining and riveting way, filled with many details and little known facts. For any fan of classic rock, Mercury is a worthy addition to your literature collection.
Canada’s heavy groove metallers Harm have signed to FrostByte Media to release their sophomore album, THE NINE. Produced by noted Canadian producer Tom Treumuth, who has been involved with some of Canada’s best metal like Voivod and Anvil, THE NINE was recorded very live in the studio with minimal overdubs, a testament to the band’s live show focus. Of the band’s Deftones-inspired metal sound, Harm guitarist Mike Allen commented, “People just want music they can get up and shake their asses to…” Please see below for the full track listing of THE NINE.
Formed in 2003 in southern Ontario, Canada, Harm combines a ferociously groove-heavy metallic sound with blistering riffs. Since the band’s inception, Harm has toured throughout Canada, most recently in support of their 2008 self-titled, self-released debut album. Of the offering, Metal Hammer Germany declared, “…their music is a mixture of intense pumping rhythm and modern aggression…really worth listening to!” Harm are now set to wow audiences in the United States around the release of THE NINE, with tour dates to be announced soon. Harm is Steve Sharpen (vocals), Joe Schacher (bass), Nick Smyth (drums) and Mike Allen (guitar).
About FrostByte Media
FrostByte Media Inc. is a full service media and entertainment company based in Toronto. With worldwide physical and digital distribution via Entertainment One (LSE:ETO), FrostByte is committed to breaking its diverse roster of artists onto the world stage. In addition to traditional music services, the aggressive newly-founded organization and its international partners can also provide song-writing collaboration, production and engineering, sponsorships and video production, as well as film and television licensing.
THE NINE track listing:
1. The Salem Parade
4. Another Conspiracy
5. Stuck In Time
6. Argue And Grin
7. The Chelsea Smile
8. Hand Me Down Virtue
10. Sentimental Enterprise
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