Torpedohead’s new album “Greetings From Heartbreak Key”‘, being released on October 26 via Woodhouse Records, contains 12 original tracks and features the new single “Gasoline”.
Imagine a 70s stadium rock n’ roll tape coming through a trashy 90s pop-punk stereo, digitally remastered today for speeding down the autobahn !
Combining a riff oriented sound, melodic supercatchy choruses and some tasty lead guitar work with the contrast to fast and furious punk rock n’ roll while transforming this into their own modern rock sound. The german trio Torpedohead lives the imagination of the New York Dolls and The Clash jamming on Cheap Trick and Kinks tunes, while Nirvana is stirring up the basement.
The band has been gigging relentlessly in Germany and other European countries, supporting international rock acts such as the legendary New York Dolls, Nashville Pussy, Dan Baird, and Prima Donna among others. After hitting the streets with their debut album “Lovesick Avenue”, in 2010 Torpedohead set up their home at the famous Woodhouse Studios in Germany to record the five track EP ‘Let’s Go For A Ride’ with producer Siggi Bemm (Kreator, Lacuna Coil).
The release kick-started an avalanche of great reviews in the press and left fans screaming for more. Wasting no time, the trio returned to the Woodhouse studio shortly afterwards to record their new album ‘Greetings From Heartbreak Key’.
The new album will be available worldwide as digital download on October 26 and a special limited version of the CD is available via the bands website followed by the release of the physical format of the album in November.
Watch the trailer for the release HERE !
Torpedohead “Greetings From Heartbreak Key” track listing:
02. Bleed On Me
03. Love Is A Dog
04. Rock N’ Roll Satellite
05. Heartbreak Key
06. Moonshine Highway
07. Burning Bridges
08. Brave New World
09. Red City Lights
10. Black Rain
12. Rotten Radio
“Death Of Me“, a brand new song from German heavy rockers PUMP featuring ex-BRAINSTORM singer Marcus Jürgens, can be streamed using the SoundCloud player below. The track comes off the band’s new album, “Waiting for The Rapture“, which will be released later this year.
The band is currently in the studio with Axel Heckert at Studio 22 (Brainstorm, Symphorce), hard at work to mix and mastering the band’s fourth album “Waiting for The Rapture“.
The group, which recently signed a worldwide management deal with Germany’s Rock N Growl Management, consists of the following musicians: Marcus Jürgens – Vocals (Brainstorm, Kashmyr), Marcel “Selly” Bernhardt – Guitars (Tales Of Sorrow, Unfroynd), Michael Vetter – Bass (Watch Me Bleed, Chinchilla, Outrage, Unfroynd), Axel “Aki” Reissmann – Guitars (Downspirit, Hazy Shade), Andreas Minich – Drums (Unfroynd)
PUMP is a band with a solid foundation and real Rock-N-Roll blood runnin’ down their veins. Five guys who where only born to do one thing, rock the world! So get ready to rock! Welcome to the world of PUMP!
LOS ANGELES CONCERT TO AIR LIVE NATIONWIDE ON AXS TV
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24 (10:00 PM PDT)
MULTI-PLATINUM BRITISH GROUP LAUNCHES FIRST-EVER INTERACTIVE MUSIC APP
The multi-platinum British rock group THE DARKNESS have announced they’ll return to the U.S. for two one-night-only shows Sunday, October 21 in New York City at Terminal 5 and Wednesday, October 24 in Los Angeles at Club Nokia. Although the above dates mark the only remaining U.S. shows for 2012, on Wednesday, October 24 fans nationwide will get a glimpse of the thunderous power of the band when their Club Nokia concert will be broadcast as an exclusive television event on AXS TV.
In tech news, THE DARKNESS have released their first-ever interactive music app via The App Store and Google Play. For the new app, the group partnered with the technology firm Aurasma known for their one-of-a-kind image recognition technology. Aurasma’s technology unlocks a virtual world whereby memorabilia from the group’s HOT CAKES album including artwork, tour posters and photos come alive with interactive, hidden content. Also featured, “The Darkness Soundboard” includes soundbites from HOT CAKES that can be shared. The app allows exclusive access to official band news and Tweets, links to show tickets, alerts to watch the latest videos and the option to add personal photos into the app by adding #TheDarkness to your Instagram photos. For a faster connection to THE DARKNESS app, use wi-fi. Click here to experience it on iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/the-darkness/id542038342?mt=8%20 and for Google Play, click here:
Watch THE DARKNESS app demo here:
THE DARKNESS—JUSTIN HAWKINS (vocals/guitars), DAN HAWKINS (guitars/backing vocals), FRANKIE POULLAIN (bass) and ED GRAHAM (drums)–are currently in the midst of a worldwide tour supporting Lady Gaga to support their critically acclaimed third studio album HOT CAKES out on Wind-up (see link to critical soundbites here: http://msopr.com/files/critical_quotes30.pdf). In a recent live review during the Monster Ball tour The Independent (U.K.) noted the group “Deliver a shameless feel-good stadium rock show like no one else alive” (9/16/12). HOT CAKES was produced by the band’s JUSTIN and DAN HAWKINS with long-time collaborator Nick Brine and mixed by Bob Ezrin. The resulting 11-song cycle delivers the epic rock anthems and infectious pop choruses the band has become renowned for worldwide.
Listen to HOT CAKES and share it with your friends for a limited time, via: http://bit.ly/S2h07B.
Tickets for the show are $10.00 in advance or $12.00 at the door and can be purchased at the Viper Room box office or online at www.viperroom.com. The Viper Room is located at 8852 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069.
Black Robot was formed in 2008 and features bassist Jonathan”JB” Brightman , lead guitarist Andy Andersson (also with Fuel) and vocalist Jeremy Aric. Their critically acclaimed debut album was released June 8, 2010 on Formosa Records/Rocket Science Ventures. It received a Top 15 Rock Albums of 2010 from Apple iTunes and the #5 Song of the Year (Baddass) by Classic Rock Magazine. Brightman is a founding member of the Grammy nominated band Buckcherry, co-‐writing and performing on their self-‐titled debut album, as well as their follow-‐up Time Bomb.
Black Robot is managed exclusively by Ron Rainey and Greg Lewerke for Ron Rainey Management, Inc. For further information about Black Robot visit www.blackrobotmusic.com.
Neil Murray commented “We’re very excited that Snakecharmer has joined the Frontiers Records family, which includes many of the world’s finest rock bands, and we can’t wait to get out on tour in 2013 to promote our forthcoming album! ”
Micky Moody was pleased to say. “Like the rest of the guys I am very pleased to be associated with such a renowned record company. We’ve really enjoyed writing and recording the new album and look forward to a successful future alliance”!
“Snakecharmer is looking forward to a great year ahead and a long & successful relationship with Frontiers Records. Looking forward to seeing you on the road in 2013”, added Laurie Wisefield.
Snakecharmer brings you classic twin-guitar based hard rock music with an emphasis on vocal melodies and timeless hooks. Bringing influences from the classic British Hard Rock music of late 70’s and early 80’s and melting with the melodic sensibility of Chris Ousey’s magic vocals akin to Lou Gramm and Paul Rodgers, Snakecharmer is the genuine article.
Snakecharmer is currently hard at work in the studio putting finishing touches to the recording of their Self Titled debut album which will see the light of day in February 2013.
Micky Moody – guitar, slide guitar, vocals
Neil Murray – bass
Laurie Wisefield – guitar, vocals
Harry James – drums, vocals
Adam Wakeman – keyboards, vocals
Chris Ousey – lead vocals
You can get four free downloads from Snakecharmer at the link below!1
Check out Slash’s brand new animated video for “Bad Rain”. “Bad Rain” is on Slash’s latest album Apocalyptic Love. Check it out!
T&N reunites George Lynch, Jeff Pilson and “Wild” Mick Brown – aka “The Big Three” from Dokken – for this brand new 12 song disk that will surely be referred to as a classic in years to come! Returning to their roots, “Slave to the Empire” offers eight new original songs and four re-recorded classic Dokken songs that feature sensational vocal performances by Tim “Ripper” Owens, Doug Pinnick (Kings X), Sebastian Bach, and Robert Owens (Warrant). Add to the mix the hard hitting, multi-talented drumming of Brian Tichy and you’ve got yourself a major dose of awesome! This 12 song release is progressive, it’s heavy, it’s dark, it’s bluesy, and each player’s performance is absolutely stellar. “Slave to the Empire” captures the spirit and magic from the classic metal genre, and is truly a work of art that will not disappoint! Official worldwide release date is set for October 31, 2012.
Slave to the Empire
Tooth and Nail (featuring Doug Pinnick of Kings X)
It’s Not Love (featuring Robert Mason of Warrant)
Rhythm of the Soul
When Eagles Die
Into The Fire (Jeff Pilson)
Alone Again (featuring Sebastian Bach)
Kiss of Death (featuring Tim “Ripper” Owens)
For pre-orders and audio samples please visit: www.ratpakrecords.com/TandN
Check out the new video “Dislocated Boy” from Joe Bonamassa. “Dislocated Boy” is from the new Joe Bonamassa album, Driving Towards The Daylight.
Candlelight Red have just premiered the creepy and slightly NSFW official video for “Demons,” the title track from their latest EP. The song is currently climbing the rock radio charts, and has been picked up by major rock stations across the country. Produced by Sevendust drummer, Morgan Rose, the EP features 4 hard-hitting tracks, and as Morgan commented, “came out unreal.” Demons is available now on iTunes.
Candlelight Red is currently playing the Rockstar Energy Uproar festival alongside Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind, and more. Check out tour dates at the official Uproar website. For more on the band, visit their official site as well as their Facebook and Twitter.
Check out the new clip “Demons” below!
The 69 Eyes have just released their new video “Red”. This song is on the band’s new album X which is due out October 9th via Nuclear Blast Records.
On October 9th, Kiss will release their 20th studio album (I’m not including the solo albums or hits album in that count). The title of the record is Monster, but I have my doubts that it will be. Most of the regular readers of Vie’s Verses know that I am a huge Kiss fan, so perhaps I can be a bit too critical of my favorite band. I place them on a very high pedestal and only expect greatness from every record. Over the years, the band has never let me down. Even albums that casual fans think are garbage (Crazy Nights, Music From The Elder) are solid, if not great, albums, in my opinion. However, I can’t help thinking that Monster is going to suck.
The first single, “Hell Or Hallelujah,” is just terrible. There’s no way to sugar coat that, and there’s really not even much about the song that I can praise. It sounds like a left over from the Sonic Boom sessions that didn’t make the cut (and for good reason). It’s just a bad, boring song. Paul’s vocals are weak, the lyrics are pretty lame, and there is no cohesiveness to pull the song through. If this is any indication of how the rest of the album is going to sound then there will be a lot of disappointed Kiss fans. (Check out “Hell or Hallelujah” below.)
I’ll admit, I felt the same way when I first heard “Psycho Circus.” I thought that album was going to be a bomb and it turned out to be one of the better Kiss records in their catalog. After a while “Psycho Circus” even grew on me and now I enjoy the song when I hear it. But when the single was first released, I remember scratching my head, saying “what the hell were they thinking?”
Kiss is also coming off a surprisingly fantastic record. Sonic Boom was given the title of album of the year, 2009, by yours truly. It was a record that had depth, found all four members of the band taking over lead vocals at some point, and was very diverse. Yes, there were a couple of lame moments (notably Gene’s ode to women and himself on “Nobody’s Perfect”), but those moments were few and far between. Sonic Boom also gave us some gems like “Never Enough,” “Stand,” and “Say Yeah.” That was a great trade off for one lousy Gene Simmons song.
The point is that it can be very hard to follow up a terrific album with one that is equally as grand, or better. And when it comes to my favorite band of all time, I want each record to be better than the last. It’s been 3 years since Kiss released Sonic Boom, so the band has had time to craft their songs and pick out only the cream of the crop. But with tours, reality shows, art galleries, and the like, I’m not sure how much effort Kiss put into this record. I hope that I am way off the mark. I hope that Monster is one of their best records ever. However, I don’t think that it will be. I have a strong feeling that Monster is going to be a letdown.
Let’s face it, Kiss isn’t getting any younger. And as cool as he is, hearing a 65 year old Gene Simmons sing about all the ladies he wants to bed has gone from crazy cool to kind of old man perverted. That’s one of the downsides of aging. If your grandfather was talking about hooking up with some 25 year old hottie, you’d find it a little off. Yeah, it’s great that granddad still wants to do the nasty, but I’m not really sure that we want all of the details. At their age, Kiss should be maturing and writing music that reflects that. It’s not easy to do, I know. We don’t want songs about hospitals and hip surgery, but I’m not sure that I want songs about Gene getting it on in a one night stand.
In the end, Monster is going to be another record about sex and rock and roll. Perhaps it will be as good as Sonic Boom, perhaps it will be even better. I have my doubts, but again, it’s because I am very critical of the band. On October 9th, I may be in for a huge surprise. What about you? How do you think the new Kiss record is going to be? Do you think it will be a huge hit, or a complete bomb? Drop a line in the comments and let us know.
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Metal queen DORO PESCH will be returning to North America in 2013 to rock the masses in support of her twelfth solo album, Raise Your Fist! The tour is set to commence on February 1st in Tampa, Florida with support provided by Sweden’s Sister Sin. Exclusive pre-sale tickets can be purchased at EnterTheVault.com through October 5; afterwards, tickets will be available through all normal ticketing outlets.
Comments DORO of the long-awaited trek: “I’m so excited to tour North America again! I can’t wait to see all the great fans again and play the new songs off Raise Your Fist and of course all the songs the fans love. It’ll be a set list with the best tunes, hard and fast and lots of anthems and surprises. We’ll have some very special guests at our New York City and Los Angeles shows too and killer support from Sister Sin! I can’t wait to see you guys and wish you all the very best. Until then, raise your fist in the air and all we are will rule the ruins! I love you fuer immer! See you soon.”
Raise Your Fist is due out in the U.S. and Canada on November 6 via Nuclear Blast Records and features guest appearances by Motörhead’s Lemmy Kilmister as well as Ozzy/Firewind guitarist Gus G. Elaborated DORO of the release “Most important to me are the power hymns ‘Raise Your Fist In The Air’ and ‘Victory.’ Both songs have been played live on our last tour and also made last year’s Wacken Open Air shake! 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 on ‘Last Man Standing’ which fans are sure to dig live. We also have a song that honors the late Ronnie James Dio called ‘Hero’ and another highlight called ‘It Still Hurts’ featuring Lemmy. 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!”
DORO North America Headlining Tour 2013:
2/01/2013 Brass Mug – Tampa, FL
2/02/2013 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
2/03/2013 Empire – West Springfield, VA
2/04/2013 B.B. Kings Blues Club – New York, NY
2/05/2013 Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
2/07/2013 Mod Club – Toronto, ON
2/08/2013 Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY
2/09/2013 Al Rosa Villa – Columbus, OH
2/10/2013 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
2/12/2013 Blondie’s – Detroit, MI
2/13/2013 Mojoe’s – Joliet, IL
2/14/2013 Station 4 – St. Paul, MN
2/15/2013 Spicoli’s Grill and the Reverb – Waterloo, IA
2/17/2013 Moe’s – Englewood, CO
2/19/2013 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
2/20/2013 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
2/21/2013 Thee Parkside – San Francisco, CA
2/22/2013 House of Blues – West Hollywood, CA
2/23/2013 Rocky Point Cantina – Tempe, AZ
In related news, DORO spent two weeks in Ireland and Switzerland for on-location shoots for the Swiss film “Anuk: The Path of the Warrior,” earlier this month where she returns to play the role of Meha for a second time.
Watch the “Raise Your Fist In The Air” video on the Nuclear Blast Youtube Channel.
Multinational Heavy Metal group RAVEN LORD have just added JOE “Speed Metal Messiah” STUMP to their illustrious ranks.
Joe Stump (Holy Hell, Reign of Terror) joins forces with Csaba Zvekan (Killing Machine, Sardonyx, Emergency) – Vocals, George Karafotis (Vermillion Days, Operation X) – Guitar, Jamie Mallender (Tony Martin Band, ex-Black Sabbath) – Bass Guitar and Lawrence “Larry” Paterson(Blaze Baley, Stuka Squadron) – Drums, to complete the band’s line-up in royalty of rock style.
Jamie Mallender had the following to say on the matter, “I can barely contain my excitement. I am a huge fan of Joe’s, so when Csaba asked me what I thought about asking him to play for us I jumped at the chance to work with the finest exponent of the rock guitar virtuoso playing style. Joe Stump has quite a considerable catalogue of excellent solo releases under his belt – both instrumental and with Reign Of Terror, Holy Hell and a long list of guest appearances. He is also a renowned guitar teacher with his own series of instructional releases available on “Shred Academy” and brings to the band a wealth of touring experience. RAVEN LORD sounded like an exciting prospect before, but now with Joe on board things are shaping up to be a true force to be reckoned with and one can only await the release of their debut album with bated breath and sweaty little Heavy Metal hands.”
RAVEN LORD’s singer and founder Csaba Zvekan had to say “Knowing that Joe Stump is in the band means a great deal to me as now RAVEN LORD has a strong foundation for the future. As well as for touring and for future recordings. Joe’s playing is stunning and with him in our ranks we step up to another level. They don’t call him the “Shredlord” for nothing. ”
Joe Stump in his own words on joining Raven Lord: “I was recently approached by Csaba Zvekan and the RAVEN LORD guys about the possibility of joining the ranks. Needless to say after hearing Csaba’s voice as well as the the sound of the band I was sold. I’ve been at this a very long time and I know quality metal when I hear it. Looking forward to working with the fellas and of course bringing some serious over the top shredding and fierce metal riffage to RAVEN LORD.”
Raven Lord are priming themselves to deliver metallic carnage across the globe.
The line up shapes up as follows :
Csaba Zvekan (Killing Machine, Sardonyx, Emergency) – Vocals
Joe Stump (Holy Hell, Reign of Terror) – Lead Guitars
George Karafotis (Vermillion Days, Operation X) – Guitar
Jamie Mallender (Tony Martin Band, ex-Black Sabbath) – Bass
Lawrence “Larry” Paterson (Blaze Baley, Stuka Squadron) – Drums
t.b.a. – Keyboards
There is more information about Joe Stump on his official website at – www.joestump.com and Raven Lord:
Dokken fansworldwide can click here to witness the exclusive worldwide premiere of the new video for “Empire,” the first single from forthcoming album BROKEN BONES. The video for “Empire” was directed by Devin DeHaven (Whitesnake, P.O.D., Busta Rhymes) and features a post-apocalyptic take on the band’s signature sound of catchy melodies, hot riffs and monster production.
Dokken‘s 11th studio album (and their first in North America for the Frontiers Records label), BROKEN BONES, will be released on September 25th in North America. The album will be available in two configurations: standard CD and limited edition CD in digipak with a bonus DVD, which features a comprehensive “Making Of The Album” documentary. BROKEN BONES is produced by Dokken frontman and namesake, Don Dokken, and is mixed Bob St. John (Extreme, Duran Duran, Collective Soul) and Wyn Davis (Black Sabbath, Dio, Whitesnake) and mastered by famed engineer Maor Appelbaum (Halford, Yngwie Malmsteen, Sepultura). To preorder via the Frontiers Records webstore, please click here; to purchase on Amazon, please click here and to purchase via iTunes, please click here.
Dokken exploded out of the hotbed that was the hard rock and heavy metal scene in Los Angeles in the early ’80s. Such classic albums as TOOTH AND NAIL, UNDER LOCK AND KEY and BACK FOR THE ATTACK were all certified multi-platinum, with songs like “Alone Again,” “Just Got Lucky,” “Into the Fire,” “It’s Not Love” and “Dream Warriors” still being regarded as amongst the genre’s finest. Dokken was one of the first groups to sell a million copies of their DVD “Unchain The Night.” The group continues to tour the world extensively and has shared the stage with AC/DC, Metallica, Aerosmith, Judas Priest, Van Halen, Kiss, Scorpions, Bon Jovi and many more. To date, the band has sold upwards of 10 million albums worldwide. The group has been nominated for a Grammy as well as an American Music Award. In 1988, Don was awarded the keys to the city of Los Angeles by Mayor Tom Bradley declaring January 27th as “Dokken Day” for his charity contributions to the Los Angeles Children’s Hospital. Dokken is: Don Dokken (vocals), Mick Brown (drums), Jon Levin (guitar) and Sean McNabb (bass).
Check out the new video, “Delusional” from Pride of Lions featuring Jim Peterik and Toby Hitchcock. The Digital single of “Delusional” is out now!
“Delusional” is taken from the album “Immortal” which will be released September 21st in Europe, and September 25th in the United States
Canadian progressive metal pioneers VOIVOD have now posted a teaser for their upcoming single, “Mechanical Mind,” which is taken from their 13th studio album, Target Earth (due out January 21st in Europe and January 22nd in North America). In addition to being featured on Target Earth, the track will be available as a digital single and 7″ vinyl (with the VOIVOD skull etching by the band’s own drummer Away as the “b-side”) on October 8th in Europe and October 9th in North America.
To hear a clip of “Mechanical Mind” and to get your first preview of Target Earth, click the link below:
VOIVOD has also announced a free app for mobile smart phones that gives fans access to the band’s songs, music videos, live interviews, news, upcoming live events, and more. To download the app, click the appropriate link below:
UK rockers, Heaven’s Basement have made their new (and very good) track, “Fire, Fire” available as a free download through Metal Hammer. Please visit this link to get yours.
AEROSMITH ain’t messing around.
America’s greatest rock band delivered absolutely killer sets on the first leg of their triumphant, sold-out The Global Warming Tour this past summer, with critics dropping comments like “stunning…jaw-dropping… impassioned intensity…seamless swagger…epic rock moments…a wonder to behold…Aerosmith always managed to reinvent itself for the masses without losing its inherent musicality…Make no mistake, Aerosmith remains king.”
They ain’t done yet. More prisoners will be taken when Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Brad Whitford, Tom Hamilton and Joey Kramer return for the second leg of The Global Warming Tour launching November 8. They’re fully armed with career-defining hits and blazing songs from their new album MUSIC FROM ANOTHER DIMENSION, out November 6 on Columbia Records. They’re the only band of their stature with all-original members and who are playing better than ever before.
The Live Nation-produced tour will include support act Cheap Trick. Tickets go on sale Monday, September 24 at 10:00 AM (local time) at www.LiveNation.com. American Express card members can get advance tickets beginning this Wednesday, September 19 at 10:00 AM (local time) and presales for VIP ticket packages begin Wednesday, September 19th at 9:00 AM (eastern time). In addition, a Facebook pre-sale begins Friday, September 21; fans who visit www.livenation.com/aerosmith and RSVP to the presale will have early access to tickets only (not VIP ticket packages).
THE GLOBAL WARMING TOUR 2012 FALL TOUR DATES
Elvenking’s highly regarded new album ERA is available in Europe now, and will be released September 25th in the U.S. Check out their new video clip “The Loser” below!
GEOFF TATE, the acclaimed voice of Queensryche, will release his second solo album, KINGS & THIEVES, on November 6, 2012 in North America. KINGS & THIEVES will be TATE’s first solo album in more than a decade and his debut release for InsideOut Music. As one of the most well-known and respected vocalists in the history of hard rock and heavy metal, GEOFF TATE has sold over 20 million records and received four Grammy nominations. It is with much excitement that he reveals both the track listing and cover artwork for KINGS & THIEVES:
KINGS & THIEVES Track List:
01. She Slipped Away
02. Take A Bullet
03. In The Dirt
04. Say U Luv It
05. The Way I Roll
08. Dark Money
09. These Glory Days
GEOFF TATE will head out this October for a full tour in support of KINGS & THIEVES, including a 7-date Canadian run with metal legend ALICE COOPER. More dates are constantly being added and a list of currently confirmed dates can be seen below.
10/17/12 – Newton, NJ @ Newton Theatre
10/18/12 – New York, NY @ B.B. King’s Blues Club
10/19/12 – Rochester, NY @ The Montage Music Hall
10/20/12 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
10/21/12 – Philadelphia, PA @ JC’s Washington House
10/23/12 – Springfield, VA @ Empire
10/24/12 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theatre
10/25/12 – Teaneck, NJ @ Mexicali Live
10/26/12 – Amityville, NY @ Ollie’s
10/27/12 – Chesterfield, MI @ New York New York
10/28/12 – Akron, OH @ Ripper Owen’s Tap House
10/29/12 – Akron, OH @ Ripper Owen’s Tap House
10/31/12 – Milwaukee, WI @ Shank Hall
11/01/12 – Barrington, IL @ Penny Road Pub
11/02/12 – Columbus, OH @ Alrosa Villa
11/03/12 – Bolingbrook, IL @ Tailgater’s Grill
11/07/12 – Calgary, AB, Canada @ Southern Jubilee Auditorium (*with Alice Cooper)
11/08/12 – Saskatoon, SK, Canada @ TCU Place (*with Alice Cooper)
11/09/12 – Moose Jaw, SK, Canada @ Mosaic Place (*with Alice Cooper)
11/11/12 – Medicine Hat, AB, Canada @ Medicine Hat Arena (*with Alice Cooper)
11/13/12 – Dawson Creek, BC, Canada @ Encana Events Centre (*with Alice Cooper)
11/14/12 – Edmonton, AB, Canada @ Northern Jubilee Auditorium (*with Alice Cooper)
11/16/12 – Vancouver, BC, Canada @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre (*with Alice Cooper)
11/21/12 – San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live
11/23/12 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
11/24/12 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
11/27/12 to 12/1/12 – Shiprocked
For more information of GEOFF TATE, visit:
Joe Bonamassa: Beacon Theatre – Live From New York is released as a 2 CD and double vinyl album for the very first time. The double live album, released by Provogue Records in the UK on Monday September 24th, features 20 stunning tracks that spans his incredible career.
The festivities kick off with 72nd St. Subway Blues, followed by Slow Train, from 2011’s solo album Dust Bowl, plus fan favourites Midnight Blues, Dust Bowl, Bird On A Wire, Blue & Evil, Mountain Time, and many more. Beth Hart performs with Bonamassa on I’ll Take Care of You and Sinner’s Prayer. John Hiatt joins Bonamassa on Down Around My Place and I Know A Place, while Paul Rodgers (Free, Bad Company), is featured alongside Bonamassa on Fire And Water and Walk In My Shadows.
Album Track Listing:
1: 72nd St. Subway Blues
2: Slow Train
3: Cradle Rock
4: When The Fire Hits The Sea
5: Midnight Blues
6: Dust Bowl
7: The River
8: I’ll Take Care Of You (with Beth Hart)
9: Sinner’s Prayer (with Beth Hart)
10: You Better Watch Yourself
11: Steal Your Heart Away
1: Bird On A Wire
2: Down Around My Place (with John Hiatt)
3: I Know A Place (with John Hiatt)
4: Blue And Evil
5: Walk In My Shadows (with Paul Rodgers)
6: Fire And Water (with Paul Rodgers)
7: Mountain Time
8: Young Man Blues
9. If Heartaches Were Nickels
The live album precedes Bonamassa’s London March 2013 concerts at The Borderline (March 26), o2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire (March 27), Hammersmith Apollo (March 28), and Royal Albert Hall (March 30).
New DANKO JONES Biography, “Too Much Trouble” Hits Stores on October 1st
DANKO JONES is set to release their latest effort, Rock And Roll Is Black And Blue, in Europe next/this week (and in the United States on October 9, 2012) and the band are giving fans the chance to win something very, very special. The album will be released in three formats – vinyl (of course!), super jewel case and a limited edition digipak. Not only does the digipak feature a bonus track (“In Your Arms”), a couple of stickers and a guitar pick from Dunlop, but anyone purchasing it automatically enters a competition with the ultimate prize for any fan. In ten copies of the digipak lies a gold printed guitar pick and anyone lucky enough to find one will be guaranteed a lifetime of free entry to any DANKO JONES headlining shows anywhere across the world. Pretty sweet, huh?
The first single, ‘Just A Beautiful Day’, is currently making waves on radio stations around the globe and a video directed by the Diamond Bros was shot in New York just a few days ago. We will keep you posted on the video but for now we would like to remind you that the single is still available for free download at www.dankojones.com where you can also find more info on the competition, a full list of tour dates and links to buy the album.
A new album sampler was posted earlier this week at www.youtube.com/user/dankotv. The sampler discusses the new track ‘Legs’.
Danko himself is keeping busy as well with the latest episode (#28) of his podcast featuring none other than Henry Rollins. Click on the links below to listen:
Add the DVD (“Bring On The Mountain”) released this summer and the biography (“Too Much Trouble: A Very Oral History of Danko Jones”) set to be released on ECW Press in early October and it makes for a quite an eventful year for both the man and the band. No less than you would expect for an outfit frequently labeled the hardest working band around though.
DANKO JONES recently announced U.S. performance dates! The band will be stopping in Phoenix, AZ on September 26th at Pub Rock (sponsored by KUPD) and another stop in Las Vegas, NV at the House of Blues on September 27th, both stops including performances by Hoobastank and Hyro da Hero. Visit www.dankojones.com to keep up with any updates on these performances.
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ATTENTION INDIANA ROCK FANS!! Got your tickets to see Slash yet? Hard Rock Hideout has a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky fan t0 see SLASH Featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators with Special Guest Foxy Shazam on Tuesday, September 25th, at the Egyptian Room in Indianapolis, Indiana on 9/25/2012.
Submit your name and email address below to enter the drawing! A winner will be chosen on 9/20/2012 so act now!!
HATEBREED kicks off their “10 Years of Perseverance” tour tonight in Clifton Park, NY with direct support from Whitechapel and special guests All Shall Perish and Deez Nuts! The U.S. headline tour was launched to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the band’s ground-breaking 2002 major-label debut, Perseverance. See below for all current tour dates.
Tickets are still available! HATEBREED is also offering an exclusive VIP Diehard Package that includes a Meet and Greet, Commemorative Diehard Laminate, Poster and more! Make sure to head over to www.hatebreed.com/VIP for all ticketing and VIP Diehard details.
HATEBREED just finished tracking their upcoming full-length album and are ready to begin the mixing process. The album is produced by the band with co-producer assistance from world-renowned metal producers Josh Wilbur (Lamb of God, Avenged Sevenfold) and Chris “Zeuss” Harris (Suicide Silence, All That Remains, Shadows Fall).
Guitarist Wayne Lozinak states, “I’m very excited that the album is tracked! It was a great experience working with Zeuss and Josh Wilbur on this one. Every song is heavy, straight and to the point, in keeping with the traditional HATEBREED sound. Can’t wait to put some of these songs in the set and start playing them live!”
HATEBREED bassist Chris Beattie went on to say, “This is the album that HATEBREED fans have been waiting for – catchy, ignorant and full of energy!”
HATEBREED w/ WHITECHAPEL, ALL SHALL PERISH & DEEZ NUTS:
Thu/Sep-13 Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
Fri/Sep-14 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
Sat/Sep-15 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
Sun/Sep-16 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
Mon/Sep-17 Buffalo, NY @ The Town Ballroom
Tue/Sep-18 Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues
Wed/Sep-19 Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues
Thu/Sep-20 Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
Fri/Sep-21 Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
Sat/Sep-22 Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
Sun/Sep-23 Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory Concert House
Mon/Sep-24 Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory Concert House
Tue/Sep-25 Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market
Wed/Sep-26 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
Thu/Sep-27 Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
Fri/Sep-28 San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
Sat/Sep-29 Pomona, CA @ The Fox Theater
Sun/Sep-30 San Diego, CA @ House of Blue
Mon/Oct-01 Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
Wed/Oct-03 Austin, TX @ Emo’s East
Thu/Oct-04 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
Fri/Oct-05 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
Sat/Oct-06 New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
Sun/Oct-07 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
Mon/Oct-08 Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligans
Tue/Oct-09 Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ Southend
Wed/Oct-10 Richmond, VA @ The National
Thu/Oct-11 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
Fri/Oct-12 Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s
Sat/Oct-13 Huntington, WV @ Whisky Rock (no Whitechapel)
After their headline tour, the band will be joining Lamb of God, In Flames and Sylosis on the road this fall from October 30th through November 19th. See directly below for those dates.
HATEBREED w/ LAMB OF GOD, IN FLAMES & SYLOSIS:
Tue/Oct-30 Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theater
Wed/Oct-31 Los Angeles, CA @ TBA
Thu/Nov-01 Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
Sat/Nov-03 Lubbock, TX @ Lonestar Pavilion
Sun/Nov-04 San Antonio, TX @ Sunken Garden
Mon/Nov-05 Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
Wed/Nov-07 St. Louis, MO @ Pageant
Thu/Nov-08 Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room
Fri/Nov-09 Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
Sat/Nov-10 St. Paul, MN @ Myth
Mon/Nov-12 Louisville, KY @ Expo Five
Wed/Nov-14 Stroudsburg, PA @ Sherman Theater
Fri/Nov-16 New York, NY @ Roseland
Sat/Nov-17 Silver Spring, MD @ Fillmore
Mon/Nov-19 Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
HATEBREED will be headlining the EMP presents Persistence Tour 2013 in Europe in January 2013. For more information, check out www.persistencetour.de.
Check out Firewind’s latest video, “Edge of a Dream”(featuring Apocalyptica), and their clips “Wall of Sound” & “Head Up High” below!
Hoobastank just released their seventh album, Fight or Flight on September 11th. Check out the the band’s lyric video for their track “This is Gonna Hurt” below! You can pick up Fight or Flight from Amazon.com at this link!
Music Theories Recordings, a division of Mascot Label Group, is pleased to announce the 15th October UK release of Paul Gilbert’s 12th solo album “Vibrato”. The album includes 4 new guitar and vocal compositions, 4 instrumentals, and 3 live cover songs from Gilbert’s 2010 “Fuzz” tour including Yes’ Roundabout, Muddy Waters’ I Want To Be Loved and AC/DC’s Go Down.
01 – Enemies (In Jail)
02 – Rain And Thunder And Lightning
03 – Vibrato
04 – Put It On The Char
05 – Bivalve Blues
06 – Blue Rondo A La Turk
07 – Atmosphere on the Moon
08 – The Pronghorn
09 – Roundabout
10 – I Want To Be Loved
11 – Go Down
The album follows Gilbert’s appearance at the Marshall Amplification’s 50 Years of Loud concert at London Wembley Arena on Saturday 22nd September. The concert celebrates 50 years of Marshall Amplification’s musical innovation and the life of the late Jim Marshall, and also featues Joe Satriani, Zakk Wylde, Yngwie Malmsteen, and many more name guitarists.
Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the release of TEN’s anticipated new studio album entitled “Heresy And Creed” on October 19th in Europe and October 22nd in North America.
Following the band’s successful come back in 2011 with “Stormwarning” TEN are now back with another slice of Melodic Hard Rock of Epic proportions.
For TEN’s tenth studio album singer and songwriter Gary Hughes has worked very hard to live up to the expectations that surround the band’s new album. The new lineup featuring the new axeman Dan Mitchel, Darrel Treece-Birch on keyboards and Max Yates on drums – along with long time member John Halliwell and returning bassist Steve McKenna – has complemented Hughes efforts in creating the best TEN album ever.
Musically it once again marks the perfect union between grandiose and epic Hard Rock tunes. Very melodic, hook-laden singalong songs with a scattering of immense and haunting power ballads to complete the typical TEN tapestry. Gary Hughes says: “It is a particularly strong selection of material. I feel this is possibly our most mature, and diverse collection of songs ever. There is literally something in there for everyone and every taste”.
“Heresy and Creed” is a true classic Ten and a groundbreaking, monumental album in more ways than one: classic hook laden songs. Power and melancholy with not a single ‘filler’ in sight. Also thanks to a superb mix courtesy again of Dennis Ward, “Heresy And Creed” will prove once again that Ten are at the top of their genre. Ten are back and better than ever!
“Heresy And Creed” tracklisting includes:
The Gates Of Jerusalem (Instrumental); Arabian Knights; Gunrunning; The Lights Go Down; Raven’s Eye; Right Now; Game Of Hearts; The Last Time; The Priestess; Insatiable; Another Rainy Day; Unbelievable; The Riddle.
The radio edit version of “Gunrunning” can exclusively be listened in full in streaming on the Frontiers Web radio. Tune in at: www.frontiers.it/webradio