In 1992, Hard Rock fans were hit broadside with a momentous hard rock album, entitled Want Some, that seemed to come out of nowhere. The band was Roxy Blue, and while they were relatively unknown outside of their hometown of Memphis, music industry insiders knew that there was something about this band that set them apart from all the pretty boy hair bands that were currently being signed on a daily basis. So much so that everyone wanted to work with Roxy Blue and be a part of their magic! When the smoke cleared, Motley Crue’s management team was chosen to head the ship, Guns N’ Roses Producer (Mike Clink) was chosen to produce their debut album, and Geffen Records was the label that would release it.
Word spread quickly that Roxy Blue was the hottest new band around and they became the darlings of the hard rock media. Management was gearing up to break Roxy Blue as ‘The Next Big Thing’. With constant comparisons to Van Halen, Warrant, and even Motley Crue everyone was feeling the energy and momentum surrounding this band. The bands album, Want Some, immediately broke the Top 40 on Billboards AOR chart and was even reported to be the ‘Most Spun Rock Record Of The Summer’ by Record and Review Magazine. A tour with Babylon A.D. and Wildside kicked off the summer party while MTV constantly kept the bands videos in rotation on shows like the “Top Twenty Countdown”, “Most Wanted”, and” Headbangers Ball”. The band was on a rocket-ride winning masses of fans in the process.
Just like a summer love affair, Roxy Blue was here and gone in the blink of an eye. It all came and went too quickly and fans were left wanting more! But something funny was going on in the music industry and a whole legion of hard rock hair-band fans were left scratching their heads as a genre they heavily supported was systematically being deconstructed… And the band would be left holding the distinction of ‘The Last Successful Hair Band Of All Time’ according to the novel “The History Of Rock-n-Roll”.
Where did it all go? How could a band with such a huge momentum and powerful live show and tons of fans all of a sudden be gone? The fans were definitely left Wanting Some More; and twenty years later that’s what the fans are getting with the release of WANT SOME MORE, STRIPPED, and LIVE AT NIGHTMOVES all available through FnA Records (www.fnarecords.net).
FnA Records has formed an alliance with Roxy Blue to pick up where they left off. The best way to do this is to raid the vaults and pull out all the unreleased studio recordings, demos, b-sides, rarities, and live tracks recorded before and during the early Roxy Blue Days.
FnA Records is proud to bring you these three albums available individually, as a three-pack (at a reduced price), and as autographed fan packs with a limited edition Roxy Blue guitar pic.
Kicking off the New Year in classic hard rock style, the Token Lounge in Westland, MI will feature Motor City natives Chrome Mollie with the platinum selling recording artists Bulletboys on January 8th.
In their ongoing performance calendar, providing of the best live acts to play Detroit, the Token Lounge brings Chrome Mollie, Detroit’s top party rock band, to the stage on January 8th with national touring act Bulletboys.
Announcing their new partnership with All Hard Rock (www.allhardrock.com), the hard rock promotions label out of Los Angeles, CA, Chrome Mollie adds another top draw performance to their calendar of upcoming events. On the 2013 re-issue of their self-titled EP, now featuring a new studio recording of their popular song “Dreams,” Chrome Mollie is taking the stage with a series of upcoming shows that share the stage with platinum selling recording legends of their own rock genre.
“It’s a win-win partnership for the label,” says All Hard Rock CEO and founder Joe Dolan. “Detroit has long been the home of some of the hardest working bands in the US. Teaming up with an act that produces the quality of music Chrome Mollie brings to the table only makes sense. If you want the genre of hard rock to be well represented, it should be done with a band that writes, records and performs at rock and roll’s peak potential. That band would be Chrome Mollie.”
Recently launching the opening of Detroit’s Diesel Concert Lounge in a post Christmas show that brought fans out in droves, Chrome Mollie closed out 2012 with a distinct vision of what’s coming from the band in 2013.
“We’re playing with Bulletboys in January and we’ve got an upcoming performance with Y+T,” shares Chrome Mollie guitarist Danny Justice. “Fans can join us on Facebook, keep up with our schedule and interact with the band directly there.” Chrome Mollie is found on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/chrome.mollie.
The Token Lounge has been a premier location for national touring acts since 1971. With a 400-person capacity and pro-level soundstage, its known as one of the mid-west’s key performance arenas for talent. Located at 28949 Joy Road in Westland, Michigan, their website offers up to the minute information about their entertainment schedule. Visit www.thetokenlounge.com for more info.
On January 8th, the night’s performance schedule includes:
6pm Doors Open
8pm Chrome Mollie
Learn more about Chrome Mollie and their 2013 self-titled EP release by visiting www.allhardrock.com. Sign up for the labels monthly newsletter and keep up on all the featured artists on the label, including Chrome Mollie.
Learn more about the Token lounge and their performance calendar by visitingwww.thetokenlounge.com.
Voodoo Circle has made a sample available of their new song, “Graveyard City”. This will be on on the new Voodoo Circle album, More Than One Way Home, due out February 22nd via AFM Records.
Hard rock band THE CRINGE released their new video for “Deep Girl,” on VEVO which comes off of the band’s recently released record, Hiding In Plain Sight.
THE CRINGE hit the studio to record the self-produced album with renowned engineer Steve Hardy (Vertical Horizon) and recruited Hardy and Jon Kaplan (Augustana, Parachute) to mix the band’s latest full-length and fourth overall. Fronted by singer/guitarist John Cusimano, the band emits a powerful rock n’ roll energy that draws parallels to contemporaries like Foo Fighters, Velvet Revolver, and Queens Of The Stone Age. The lineup is rounded out by drummer Shawn Pelton (Saturday Night Live Band, Bruce Springsteen), guitarist James Rotondi (ex-Air, Mr. Bungle), and bassist Jonny Matias (ex-Crash Moderns).
THE NEW YORK DOLLS, THE HOLD STEADY, THE BRAVERY, and FUEL are just some of the bands that have taken THE CRINGE out on tour over the group’s 8 year career.
The band recently performed a short string of dates with TRAPT.
Check out the video here!
The Metal Alliance Tour is back for their third ferocious year of wrecking heads have booked and is now announcing this year’s round of dates. The Metal Alliance has become the genre’s biggest spring tour and this year is no different. Festival organizers Dan Rozenblum and Steve Seabury of High River Entertainment are proud to announce and welcome ANTHRAX, the undisputed titans of metal, as their 2013 headliner. The band will be performing their fan favorite 1987 classic Among The Living in its entirety. The album was produced by Eddie Kramer and includes the tracks “Caught In A Mosh”, “Indians” and “I am The Law”.
Ryan Waste reveals his excitement for the tour. “I grew up listening to ANTHRAX and EXODUS and they inspired me to start playing speed metal from the beginning. I’m thrilled to hit the road and rip it up along-side some the most influential ‘bangers of our time!”
“We hope to see all you die hard metalheads at these shows doing the Toxic Waltz. This is such a bad ass tour and will be one for the ages.” Adds co-organizer Seabury.
General Admission Tickets will be available on January 11th but fans can now order their VIP Tickets. There are only 50 VIP Tickets per market and will quickly sell out. Each VIP Ticket will include the following items:
General Admission Ticket
Meet & Greet 30 Minutes Before Doors
Limited Edition VIP Laminate
Limited Edition 11 x 17 Tour Poster
Metal Alliance Beer Koozie
Bottle of High River Sauce’s Hellacious Hot Sauce (The Official Hot Sauce of The Metal Alliance Tour)
Issue of Revolver Magazine
You can now purchase the VIP Tickets from our friends at Sound Rink: http://www.soundrink.com/collections/metal-alliance
Sharing the stage each night and crushing heads on the Metal Alliance Tour will be San Francisco thrash legends EXODUS, MUNICIPAL WASTE, HOLY GRAIL and a couple of additional bands will be announce at a later date.
Date Venue City/State
3/23 House of Blues Las Vegas, NV
3/24 Marquee Theatre Tempe, AZ
3/25 House of Blues San Diego, CA
3/27 House of Blues West Hollywood, CA
3/28 Regency Ballroom San Francisco, CA
3/29 The Crystal Ballroom Portland, OR
3/30 Commodore Ballroom Vancouver, BC
3/31 Showbox SoDo Seattle, WA
4/2 Summit Music Hall Denver, CO
4/4 First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
4/5 House of Blues Chicago, IL
4/6 The Fillmore Detroit Detroit, MI
4/7 Bogarts Cincinnati, OH
4/9 House of Blues Dallas, TX
4/10 House of Blues Houston, TX
4/12 House of Blues Lake Buena Vista, FL
4/13 Tremont Music Hall Charlotte, NC
4/14 The Fillmore Silver Spring, MD
4/16 House of Blues Cleveland, OH
4/18 Theatre of the Living Arts Philadelphia, PA
4/20 Irving Plaza New York, NY
You miss this you miss it all.
For more information please visit the Metal Alliance Tour website: http://metalalliancetour.com
Hailed by the international metal scene for their 2011 debut Man Or Machine (Sonic Attack Records) and for their celebrated appearances at various European festivals, ALPHA TIGER has quickly become one of Germany’s hottest heavy metal newcomers. Due to epic compositions, catchy hooks and Stephan Dietrich’s powerful vocals (which are reminiscent of QUEENSRYCHE’s Geoff Tate and HELLOWEEN’s Michael Kiske in their heyday), the band succeeded in living up to the positive feedback and is now ready to unleash their new album, Beneath The Surface!
All lyrical topics on Beneath The Surface are represented in the stunning cover artwork, which was created by Hungarian designer Peter Tikos (who also worked with the band on the Man Or Machine cover). Beneath The Surface was recorded this past summer at Berlin’s Musicflash studio, engineered by Mirco Godi Hildmann, and mixed and mastered by Andreas Hilbert. See below for the worldwide release dates for the album:
Beneath The Surface release dates:
GERMANY / AUSTRIA / SWITZERLAND / NORWAY: Friday, January 25, 2013
UK / BENELUX / FRANCE / GREECE / DENMARK / PORTUGAL / REST OF EUROPE: Monday, January 28, 2013
SPAIN / ITALY: Tuesday, January 29, 2013
SWEDEN / FINLAND / HUNGARY: Wednesday, January 30, 2013
AUSTRALIA / NEW ZEALAND: Friday, February 1, 2013
USA / CANADA: Tuesday, February 5, 2013 **digital only, European CD/LP imports available through CM Distro**
ALPHA TIGER is now offering a free download of the album track “We Came From The Gutter” as a special Christmas gift for fans. To download the track, click here. Fans can also watch the video for the first single, “From Outer Space,” here.
Beneath The Surface track-listing:
- The Alliance
- From Outer Space
- Waiting For A Sign
- Beneath The Surface
- Along The Rising Sun
- Eden Lies in Ruins
- Crescent Moon
- We Came From The Gutter
ALPHA TIGER just finished a European tour as direct support for W.A.S.P., and they will play a couple of special release shows in 2013. See below for all upcoming tour dates.
ALPHA TIGER live
26.01.2013 – Dresden – Chemiefabrik (Germany)
01.02.2013 – Weinheim – Café Central (Germany)
02.02.2013 – München – Backstage (Germany)
23.02.2013 – Köln – MTC (Germany)
12.07 – 13.07.2013 – Bang Your Head Festival
01.08 – 03.08.2013 – Wacken Open Air
ALPHA TIGER online:
As special holiday treat for fans, Italy’s LACUNA COIL has released their new music video for “End Of Time.” The video was produced by K48 and directed by the Italian director Saku, who had worked with the band for previous videos such as “Spellbound” and “I Won’t Tell You”. He also directed the mini-movies that were featured on the bonus-DVD included on the limited editions of the band’s current album DARK ADRENALINE.
LACUNA COIL recently announced that they will be touring the US in February 2013 with SEVENDUST. A full list of dates can be seen below.
The band has spent the past year touring the world in support of their new album, DARK ADRENALINE. Released earlier this year via Century Media Records, the album debuted at #15 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart, selling nearly 20,000 units in its first week, and spawned the crushing first single “Trip The Darkness.” The band has sold upwards of 800,000 units in the US alone and with six full-length albums, two EPs, various singles and a DVD under their belt; LACUNA COIL maintains their prominent role in the modern rock scene.
Tour Dates with Sevendust:
02/02/13 – Winston-Salem, NC @ Ziggy’s
02/03/13 – Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligans
02/05/13 – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
02/06/13 – Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
02/07/13 – Portland, ME @ The Asylum
02/08/13 – Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
02/09/13 – Lynchburg, VA @ Phase 2
02/10/13 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
02/12/13 – Fayetteville, AR @ George’s Majestic Lounge
02/14/13 – Biloxi, MS @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
02/15/13 – Broussard, LA @ The Station
02/16/13 – Beaumont, TX @ Dixie Dance Hall
02/17/13 – Little Rock, AR @ Revolution! Music Room
02/19/13 – Springfield, IL @ Boondocks
02/21/13 – Bloomington, IL @ The Castle Theatre
02/22/13 – South Bend, IN @ Club Fever
02/23/13 – Cedar Falls, IA @ Pepsi Pavilion
Watch the video:
For more information on LACUNA COIL visit:
Official website: www.lacunacoil.it
Canadian hard rock lovers will soon get to experience the theatrical hard rock that is Incura when they tour their homeland in advance of the release of their debut self-titled album. Incura has been confirmed for a headlining Canadian trek beginning in mid-January, 2013, which will also feature fellow countrymen Six Side Die and 40 Sons on select dates. Six Side Die is the new band of Brian Crouch, the former frontman of Juno-nominated rockers Hail The Villain. Please see below for confirmed tour dates; more dates will be announced shortly. In addition, Incura will make their first-ever appearance at this year’s Canadian Music Fest in Toronto in March; more details on their performance to be announced.
With a dramatic sound that is as much Iron Maiden as it is Queen and an exotic name to boot, Incura embodies an incredibly unique array of musical influences – from metal to prog rock with elements of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Phantom Of The Opera” thrown in for good measure (lead singer Kyle Gruninger has his roots in professional theatre). The Vancouver-based band will release their self-titled full-length debut album in North America on February 26th, 2013 via Coalition Music and Warner Music Canada. Get a taste of Incura with the lyric video (below) for the track, “I’m Here Waiting” from their forthcoming album.
Creating their moniker by combining the name of a previous band with that of a spell from the Final Fantasy games, Incura was formed in a small Canadian city in the Prairies a few years ago and has already toured with the likes of Stone Temple Pilots, Shinedown and Apocalyptica. Their sound is compelling, featuring epic arrangements, powerful crescendos and pristine musicianship. Incura is Kyle Gruninger (vocals), Jim McLaren (keys), Jono Olson (bass), Royce Whittaker (guitar) and Phil Gardner (drums).
About Coalition Music
Working with artists such as Our Lady Peace, Finger Eleven, Simple Plan and Justin Nozuka, Coalition Music has coordinated some of the biggest tours and been involved in numerous best-selling albums. They have helped their artists connect with music fans all over the world. At Coalition Music, their philosophy has always been that artist development is top priority. Recognizing that an integral part of this process is creating recording opportunities for the artists they work with, they have partnered with Warner Music Canada in an effort to maximize the potential for each artist.
Incura tour dates:
18 Lethbridge, AB Pulse Nightclub
23 Peterborough, ON Red Dog*
24 St. Catherine’s, ON L3 – Lower*
25 Hamilton, ON Absinthe*
26 Toronto, ON Bovine
7 Red Deer, AB The Vat
8 Calgary, AB The Gateway
9 Edmonton, AB Pawn Shop
15 Vancouver, BC The Cellar
*with Six Side Die and 40 Sons
For tickets & more information, please visit:
This week’s RAGINGMETAL focuses on 70’s bands, and the bands that formed Heavy Metal and Hard Rock. This week’s show features the bands Black Sabbath, UFO, Judas Priest,Scorpions, KISS and many more.
You can listen to the show, or download it at the link below.
If you missed a previous episode of RAGINGMETAL, you can check them out at the link below!
Grammy-winning alternative band Deftones will be kicking off a tour of North America on March 4, 2013. The headlining run begins in Rochester, NY and wraps March 30 in Houston, TX. Deftones have also rescheduled their New York City and Boston, MA show dates, which had previously been postponed due to Hurricane Sandy. Tickets go on sale December 21st.
KOI NO YOKAN, the band’s seventh studio album, was released November 13th via Warner Bros Records. It debuted at #11 on the Billboard Charts Top 200 chart, with over 65k sold first week, and the first single “Tempest” is currently #8 and climbing at Rock Radio. KOI NO YOKAN has also met with critical acclaim. Revolver declared it their “Album of the Year,” SPIN selected it as one of its Top 50 Albums of 2012 and its #5 Metal Album of the Year, the NY Post hailed it as “one of the best rock albums of the year” and Penthouse said “If you hear an album this year that combines the ferocious and the sublime as well as Deftones’ Koi No Yokan, please write us an email and flag it ‘urgent.'”
Deftones Headline Tour Dates:
3/4 Rochester, NY Main Street Armory
3/5 Boston, MA House of Blues
3/6 Huntington, NY Paramount Theatre
3/9 New York, NY Terminal 5
3/10 Montclair, NJ Wellmont Theatre
3/12 Stroudsburg, PA The Sherman Theatre
3/13 Norfolk, VA The Norva
3/15 Charlotte, NC Fillmore Charlotte
3/16 Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues
3/17 Atlanta, GA The Tabernacle
3/19 Miami, FLFillmore Miami Beach
3/21 St. Petersburg, FL Jannus Live!
3/22 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live
3/23 Mobile, AL Soul Kitchen
3/25 Baton Rouge, LA The Varsity Theatre
3/26 Corpus Christi, TX Concrete Street Amphitheater
3/27 Pharr, TX Pharr Entertainment Center
3/29 Austin, TX ACL Live at the Moody Theater
3/30 Houston, TX Bayou Music Center
Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the release of DIAMOND DAWN’s debut album “Overdrive” on February 22nd in Europe and February 26th in North America.
Hailing from Goteborg, Sweden DIAMOND DAWN are easily one of the most promising Melodic Rock bands to come out from the Scandinavian underground scene. They came to the
attention of the fans thanks to the digital release of the song “Standing as One”, which created a very nice buzz around the band’s abilities.
In a world where rock n roll seems to lack a certain positive nerve, the band stands for a vision of conveying energy and excitement through their pompous and melodic, yet hard rocking songs.
With a clear vision of how melodic rock is supposed to be delivered, DIAMOND DAWN is ready to bring back the excitement to the music!
“Our intention is to have a good time, and make people wanna have a good time!” says guitarist Olle Lindahl. “We wanted to write some great music and release a rockin’ debut album;
we definitely think that we managed to capture the positive energy that Diamond Dawn is all about. “Overdrive” is the album that we would want to go out and buy and tell the world about!”
Musically the band has not changed the coordinates that were possible to envision in “Standing As One” (a re-recorded version of the song will also appear on the new album), however, as Olle tells, “We’re not doing what we do or sound like we do for the purpose of keeping something old alive. We’re a bunch of guys that love to play together and when we do, the sound and output comes naturally. Our music is very melodic and pompous rock with a strong positive nerve. Each band member comes from a different musical background and that is what definitely makes the sound what it is. There is no way to control that as long as you do what you feel like!”
So get the party started and enjoy “Overdrive” which will probably end up being on many people’s best of list of 2013 even if the album will be released almost… at the beginning of the year !
Anticipated by the digital release of the awesome 1st single “Take Me Higher” on January 17th, “Overdrive” final tracklisting will include the following eleven tracks: Into Overdrive; Take Me Higher; Crying; Standing As One; California Rush; Indestructible; Turn It Up; The Hunter; Give It All; Don’t Walk Away; Powergames.
Turn it up loud and enjoy a “Take Me Higher” sample following this link:
One of the best Swedish Metal band has returned with another fabulous album and I couldn’t be more excited. If you haven’t checked out Bullet yet, this is definitely the time to get to know the band. Full Pull is the fourth album from the Swedish hard rockers and it could be their best album yet.
Hitting with the power of a freight train at full speed, Bullet once again delivers the hard rocking antics on Full Pull. The signature stomp and wail musical style is present and accounted for. The hard rocking, metal madness is all there. And Hell Hofer’s scratchy, screaming vocals are still intact. Hell Hofer has such a unique voice that it is hard for any description to do it justice. Some would categorize it as a voice that you either love or hate, but I don’t think that is 100 percent accurate. Either way, I love Hell’s voice and I feel that it is the perfect accompaniment to Bullet’s fast paced hard rock.
The three-pack of potential hits, “Midnight Oil,” “Full Pull,” and “Running Away,” get Full Pull started with a bang. The songs feature heavy guitar work led by Hampus Klang and complimented beautifully by Erik Almstrom. The guitar playing on Full Pull makes me want to be a teenager again, so that I can perform air guitar in front of my mirror for hours on end. Almstrom and Klang may not get the recognition of a Malmsteen, or a Bettencourt, but they are just as talented, and Full Pull helps prove that. Hofer’s vocals are in fine form and by the time “Running Away” shows up on the player, long time fans will be hooked once again. Hofer’s distinctive style continues to mesmerize.
Full Pull does find Bullet slightly altering their style and direction. While their previous albums have been a lot of “more of the same” (in a very good way), Full Pull finds the band slowing the tempo down at times. I wasn’t sure if that was so old fans could keep up, or an attempt to lure new fans into the fold. Full Pull finds Bullet leaning away from the thrash slightly and creeping toward the mainstream. And while there isn’t a ballad present on Full Pull, I worry that the band may be closer than ever to writing one. That would be a shame, because Bullet is truly about raw power and hard hitting rock and roll. Leave the ballads to the hair metal bands. Please.
Overall, Bullet have delivered another fantastic gem of a record that will have feet stomping, hands clapping, and fans cheering in no time. Bullet has never disappointed with a record release and they continue to follow that trend with Full Pull. If you haven’t taken the time to seek out Bullet, Full Pull is a great album to get you invested in the band. Any true metal music lover will find nothing but redeeming qualities when listening to Full Pull.
Rating: Out of 10
- Midnight Oil
- Full Pull
- Running Away
- All Fired Up
- Rolling Home
- In The Heat
- High On The Hog
- Rush Hour
- Free Riding
Hell Hofer –Vocals
Hampus Klang – Lead Guitar
Erik Almstrom – Guitars
Adam Hector – Bass
Gustav Hjortsjo – Drums
Alice in Chains have released a new fan man lyric video for their brand new song “Hollow”. Check it out!
For almost 40 years now KROKUS has stood for high-quality, honest-to-goodness, hand-made power rock. No other Swiss rock band sells albums and its back catalogue worldwide like KROKUS. The band has already sold over 14 million records, toured the world and received gold and platinum record awards including the USA and Canada. The milestones in their rock career are dotted around the world: from Australia and the USA to Mexico, Russia, Japan and China
But it hasn’t all been one long “high”: death, sickness and internal strife have pushed the band to the brink of collapse. The story of KROKUS is like no other. Dotted with highs and lows, sell-out stadium concerts and sweaty club gigs, these five musketeers of rock have outlasted trends and survived treacherous US managers, tough splits, bad deals, shady lawyers, drugs, awful fast food, endless bus trips, disco, grunge, grotesque record companies and double-dealing advisors.
Today they are back in their classic line-up plus Mandy Meyer and are stronger than ever on their new album “DIRTY DYNAMITE”. Guest musician Kosta Zafiriou plays drums on the entire album. The band spent a whole two years working on the new album under the watchful eye of bassist and original founder Chris Von Rohr. “We didn’t spend all that time on golf courses or tennis courts. No, we just wanted to make the best album yet, the magnum opus of the new KROKUS era” says the hit producer. Guitarist Mark Kohler has this to add: “This is not just another KROKUS” album. I think we have definitely passed another rock milestone with this record”.
To reach this goal, no expense was spared. The band booked into the legendary Abbey Road Studios in London. KROKUS went back to their roots, back to where it all began with the Stones, the Beatles, the Free, the Who and the Bluesbreakers. Back to where the band headlined concerts in the Hammersmith Odeon, celebrating their first international success. “The atmosphere there is very special and we wanted to make the most of that”, says vocalist Marc Storace. Guitarist Fernando Von Arb is quick to add: “With DIRTY DYNAMITE we have recorded the urgently needed dirty kind of rock that no one plays in this country”.
You can get a free download of the brand new Krokus song ” Dirty Dynamite” at the link below. The article is in Swedish, but the registration box is pretty straight forward. Check it out!
Gene the Werewolf have released a new clip”Superhero” This is taken from the album “Rock n Roll Animal” out NOW on Frontiers Records.
You can purchase “Rock n Roll Animal” through Amazon.com here!
Hard Rock veterans THE MIGHTY SWINE were nominated for a Cincinnati Entertainment Award in the Hard Rock Category for 2013. Featuring Cincinnati icon, Mike Skimmerhorn (CJSS/Chastain/The Mighty Swine) THE MIGHTY SWINE have enjoyed regional success since the release of their debut CD in 2009, opening for such legends as; Godsmack, Five Finger Death Punch, Skid Row, LA Guns, Adlers Appetite, Texas Hippie Coalition, and more as well as completing two (2) Midwest Tours (Let ’em Eat Swine 2009 Tour and 2010 – Let’s Do It Again Tour). More recently, THE MIGHTY SWINE released it’s first video for LUST in April 2012 gaining over 20,000 youtubes views as well as maintaining the #1 spot on Roxwel’s Rock AND Metal Charts for 13 weeks. It is still currently #2 on the Metal Chart (week ending Dec. 8, 2012). Lust, along with the singles Pagan Holiday and Love Dies, are enjoying radio airplay nationally on such syndicated radio shows like Brian Basher’s Hard Rock Nights and others. (Their first single, Layin’ Down the Law was listed as one of Hard Rock Nights Best of 2009 songs).
The annual celebration of Greater Cincinnati’s rich music scene commences with the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards (CEAs), and is a very prestigious event for the Greater Cincinnati Tri State area, and all the musicians who make up the Cincinnati Music Scene.
The 16th annual CEA ceremony will be held at Covington’s Madison Theater on Jan. 27, featuring more live performances than ever and first-time host Ted Clark, known for his monthly “live chat show” Ted Clark After Dark. Ted will present a special edition of Ted Clark After Dark at the after-party, this year held at The Loft, just around the corner from the Madison and above Tickets (the former home to the Rock club Radio Down). The after-party will also include the annual “Trashies,” presented by members of local Indie Pop legends The Fairmount Girls and honoring the best/worst/weirdest-dressed CEA attendees.
Visit citybeat.com this Friday to begin voting for your favorites. (The Critical Achievement awards will again be determined by the CEA nominating committee, a collective of local music experts that includes club owners, promoters, radio hosts, writers and others.)
The title of our new album is still a question mark to all of us… We have recorded a new album, and it’s a fantastic collection of songs.
Eight years after the release of Rapture Of The Deep, Deep Purple, one of the most important and influential British rock bands of all time, have confirmed the release of a new album featuring brand new studio material. This yet-to-be-titled album will be released stateside on April 30, 2013.
Disdained releases a brand new music video for the song “I Live For Your Pain” from the debut album “Kill My Only Enemy”!
Disdained hails from Sweden and its flourishing melodic progressive metal scene. Fronted by the beautiful vocals and mind tearing growls of Therese Thomsson, the mind blowing guitar art of Niklas Dahlin and Johan Hartman while supported by the heavy percussion skills of Johan Persson, the band is a musical force to reckon with.
With lyrics revolving around social and emotional dilemmas and musical arrangements of the darker variety the bands repertoire leaves no mind untouched.
Metal’s Loudest Hour, RAGINGMETAL, has a new episode for you feast your ears on.
Check out new songs from Anthem, Orchid, and this week’s feature band Overkill, plus killer tunes from Judas Priest, Thunderstone, Cauldron and much more.
If you missed a previous episode of RAGINGMETAL, you can check them out at the link below!
Decatur, Illinois band Icon For Hire has just released a new video “Off With Her Head” which comes from the band’s 2011 debut Scripted. The group spent two days in Compton, CA (South Los Angeles) working with some of the hottest underground artists to create an otherworldly interpretation of the song. Frontwoman and fashion designer Ariel said recently, “We are pushing the boundaries, creatively and visually, to create a fashion-forward work that we can’t wait to share with our fans.”
The band caught the attention of Tooth & Nail Records in 2009 and signed later that year. The group then released, Scripted, in 2011 which shattered first week sales becoming the highest new artist debut in Tooth & Nail’s history.
Is this song Pop? It is it Hard Rock? Is it something in between? Icon For Hire kind of reminds me of My Darkest Days in the sense that the band’s music is hard to label.
Check out the band’s latest clip “Off With Her Head” and decide with your vote if this song and video should SINK or SWIM!
AFM Records is proud to announce the signing of legendary Italian Symphonic Power Metal band RHAPSODY OF FIRE to a worldwide deal.
RHAPSODY OF FIRE’s signature sound, consisting of Power Metal, soundtrack-like elements and classical influences gave a new meaning to the word “epic” since the release of “Legendary Tales” in 1997 and was a formula that many bands tried to copy– but never came even close.
Commented the band: “After playing the ‘From Chaos To Eternity World Tour 2012’
all around Europe, Canada, North America and Latin America, we became even more
excited and motivated to continue building our career and creating new exciting music. So now
we are finally proud to announce that RHAPSODY OF FIRE signed with a great label such as AFM.
That’s a new great epic start and we already started working on different projects.
More news to follow”.
- Albert King
- Randy Newman
- Public Enemy
- Donna Summer
Ahmet Ertegun (non performer) Award:
- Lou Adler
- Quincy Jones
Tickets to the 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony go on sale to the public on Friday, January 25th. For more ticketing information, visit rockhall.com. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Members will have the opportunity to purchase advance sale tickets to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2013 Inductions. Memberships must be active as of January 1st, 2013. Some restrictions apply. Visit rockhall.com or reference the Rock Hall Membership e-newsletter for details.The 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame performer inductees were chosen by more than 500 voters of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation. To be eligible for nomination, an individual artist or band must have released its first single or album at least 25 years prior to the year of nomination. The 2013 Nominees had to release their first recording no later than 1987.
Mutl-platinum rock band BUCKCHERRY released a lyric video for “Gluttony,” the lead single from the band’s upcoming album Confessions which will be released February 19th on Century Media Records.
Buckcherry just wrapped a string of UK dates and will headline North American shows in late December and January before joining Kid Rock as special guests on the upcoming “Rebel Soul” Tour beginning February 2 in Kansas City, MO. In addition, Buckcherry will co-headline Fremont Street Experience’s Downtown Countdown New Year’s Eve 2013 celebration in Las Vegas December 31.
While on tour, Buckcherry will preview new songs from Confessions, the band’s sixth studio album and first U.S. release for Century Media Records. Confessions merges punk grit, gutter attitude, honest storytelling, and razor sharp hooks. The lyrics are tied together by the underlying theme of the Seven Deadly Sins.
Buckcherry continues to resonate because they’re so unabashedly honest in their recordings and on stage. “It’s a real rock ‘n’ roll band,” says Nelson. “You get 100 percent of what we are and what we’re about. We don’t apologize for it.”
Buckcherry–Josh Todd (vocals), Keith Nelson (guitar), Stevie D. (guitar), Jimmy Ashhurst (bass), Xavier Muriel (drums)–are one of the premier rock bands of the new millennium, having sold more than three million records in America alone and touring virtually non-stop, playing with everyone from AC/DC to Avenged Sevenfold, touring sold-out arenas alongside Nickelback and KISS, and headlining festivals ranging from the punk rock Ink-N-Iron (also featuring the Misfits and Pennywise) to Sturgis. Radio staples “Lit Up,” “Crazy Bitch” and “Sorry” have cemented the band as one of the most identifiable and sought-after bands on the radio and the live circuits, and Confessions is primed to take the band to even greater heights.
Additional dates have been added to the band’s run of headlining North American gigs. The current Buckcherry tour itinerary is as follows:
Date City Venue
12/27 Libertyville, IL Austin’s Fuel Room
12/28 Mt. Pleasant, MI Soaring Eagle Casino And Resort
12/31 Las Vegas, NV Fremont Street Experience (with Queensrÿche,
Quiet Riot, Pop Evil, Otherwise)
1/2 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory Concert House
1/4 Lloydminster, AB Kooler
1/5 Edmonton, AB Union Hall Nightclub
1/6 Calgary, AB The Back Alley
1/8 Medicine Hat, AB Esplanade Theater
1/10 Lethbridge, AB Average Joe’s
1/11 Regina, SK Pure Ultra Lounge
1/12 Winnipeg, MB The Oak
1/14 Thunder Bay, ON Thunder Bay Community Auditorium
1/16 London, ON London Concert Theatre
1/19 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Theatre
1/20 Niagara Falls, NY Rapids Theatre
1/22 Portland, ME The Asylum
With Kid Rock and Hellbound:
2/2 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
2/5 Springfield, MO JQH Arena
2/7 Beaumont, TX Ford Park Event Center
2/9 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
With Kid Rock and Hellbound:
2/10 Wichita, KS INTRUST Bank Arena
2/13 Bossier City, LA CenturyLink Center
2/15 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
2/16 Greenville, SC Bi-Lo Center
2/18 Fort Myers, FL Germain Arena
2/20 Pensacola, FL Pensacola Civic Center
2/21 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena
2/23 Birmingham, AL BJCC Arena
2/24 Huntsville, AL Von Braun Center
2/26 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum Complex
2/27 Knoxville, TN Knoxville Civic Auditorium
3/1 Memphis, TN FedEx Forum
3/2 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center
Watch the video:
Find BUCKCHERRY online:
Official website: www.buckcherry.com
VOLBEAT ANNOUNCES 2013 NORTH AMERICAN SPRING TOUR
Danko Jones Direct Support
New York — Danish metal band Volbeat has announced a Spring, 2013 tour of North America. Following two #1 hits on Active Rock radio with “A Warrior’s Call” and “Still Counting” from the band’s fourth studio album Beyond Hell / Above Heaven, their return in the New Year is one of the most anticipated in rock. Details on the band’s fifth studio album will be shared in the coming weeks.
On March 6, Volbeat’s North American run will begin in Dallas, TX. The current itinerary includes appearances in:
3/06 Dallas, TX Palladium Ballroom
3/07 Oklahoma City, OK Diamond Ballroom
3/09 San Antonio, TX Freeman Coliseum
3/10 El Paso, TX Speaking Rock Entertainment Center
3/11 Lubbock, TX Lonestar Pavilion
3/12 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
3/14 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues at Mandalay Bay
3/15 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues
3/16 Anaheim, CA House of Blues
3/17 Reno, NV Knitting Factory
3/19 Boise, ID Revolution Center
3/20 Missoula, MT The Wilma Theater
3/22 Seattle, WA Showbox At The Market
3/23 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory
3/24 Calgary, AB MacEwen Hall
3/25 Prince George, BC CN Centre
3/27 Dawson Creek, BC EnCana Events Centre
3/28 Edmonton, AB Shaw Conference Centre
3/30 Regina, SA Brandt Centre
4/01 Saskatoon, SA Credit Union Center
4/02 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre
4/06 Ft. Wayne, IN Piere’s
4/09 New York, NY Best Buy Theatre
4/10 Baltimore, MD Rams Head
4/11 Philadelphia, PA
Metal Blade Records is pleased to announce that Grammy Award nominated KING DIAMOND has signed a new 3 album worldwide record deal with the label.
“This is gonna be awesome! Another perfect piece of the puzzle. We have the full backup of Metal Blade, and there’s an understanding between us that goes much, much deeper than before. Our new business setup will noticeably benefit the fans in so many ways. You must have already noticed some of all the cool new stuff that is happening. Now we can’t wait to get out there and start touring again!”
KING DIAMOND is quite possibly the most recognizable and prolific personality ever in heavy metal. Revered by icons as big as Metallica and Pantera to inspiring new upstarts like Goatwhore; KING DIAMOND, the man and the band, have left an indelible mark on the history, and now again, the future of heavy metal.
In August of 2008, KING DIAMOND joined Metallica on stage at Ozzfest in Dallas to perform the Mercyful Fate medley made famous from the Garage, Inc. album. Additionally, KING DIAMOND was featured alongside Motorhead’s Lemmy Kilmister as a playable character in Guitar Hero: Metallica in 2009.
By 2012, KING DIAMOND was prepared to return to the stage for a select number of shows. The band’s triumphant return to the stage were the highlights of both the Hellfest and Sweden Rock festivals in France and Sweden. Fans at these festivals were treated to the largest and most involved stage production in the band’s storied history. Horror concepts from multiple albums were used in the décor; fans can rest-assured that this show will only get larger and more impressive at future performances.
KING DIAMOND’s 30+ year musical career is one of the most storied in history of heavy metal, but the tale is not yet over. The most recent release, 2007’s Grammy nominated album Give Me Your Soul…Please, stands as one of the most critically-acclaimed albums in an already iconic discography. Future albums will feature entirely new horror stories, concepts, haunting orchestrations, and the band’s signature brand of heavy metal from the mind of KING DIAMOND and the talented group of musicians in tow: Andy La Rocque, Mike Wead, Hal Patino, and Matt Thompson. Many more albums, tours, and ventures lay ahead.
For news, updates, and all things KING DIAMOND, go to: www.kingdiamondcoven.com
Official KING DIAMOND links:
http://www.kingdiamondcoven.com | http://www.emp.de/kingdiamond
https://twitter.com/realkingdiamond | http://www.youtube.com/realkingdiamond
Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the launch of its official North American online store in conjunction with EMI Label Services and Merch Direct. The shop can be visited at www.merchdirect.com/frontiers or www.frontiers.it/us. Fans of hard rock, heavy metal, melodic rock, classic AOR rock, progressive rock and similar genres will now have a fantastic one-stop shopping location to conveniently purchase the latest releases from the likes of heavy-hitters Dokken, Whitesnake, Sebastian Bach, Loverboy, Trixter, Warrant, YES, Night Ranger, Electric Light Orchestra and more as well as Frontiers’ specialty artists like Jimi Jamison, Issa, Ten and Work Of Art. Every customer will receive a free MP3 sampler containing 16 tracks from various Frontiers releases. The sampler will be updated often to make sure consumers are getting the freshest look at what Frontiers has to offer. Special discounts (i.e. an ongoing 20% discount off your order for customers who buy 5 or more albums) and added value items will be made available exclusively through the Frontiers online store as well as exclusive video content.
Frontiers Records has an exciting 2013 release schedule planned for January including Crashdiet’s THE SAVAGE PLAYGROUND, Pink Cream 69’s CEREMONIAL, Jorn’s SYMPHONIC and the limited-edition LP release of Journey’s latest studio album ECLIPSE; all are available for pre-order now. Also available for pre-order is the self-titled debut from Snakecharmer which features former members of Whitesnake, Thunder, Ozzy Osbourne and more. Later in 2013, the label will have new studio albums by Player, Great White, Stryper, W.E.T., King Kobra, Baton Rouge, Diamond Dawn, De La Cruz and more, as well as reissues from Electric Light Orchestra and Jeff Lynne.
For more information, please visit:
DAUGHTRY AND 3 DOORS DOWN
TO CONTINUE CO-HEADLINE TOUR INTO 2013
Aranda To Open
Both Bands Will Broadcast LIVE December 11 from 1st Bank Center
in Broomfield, Colorado Exclusively On AXS TV
Multi-platinum rock bands Daughtry and 3 Doors Down have announced plans to continue their joint co-headline tour into 2013. The excursion began November 17 in Tunica, MS at 3 Doors Down’s 9th Annual Better Life Foundation event, and night after night has attracted packed houses in venues across The U.S.. Leg one of the tour will wrap on 12/15 at Anaheim’s Theatre at the Honda Center, with Fresno, CA at the Save Mart Center on 12/13 and a national live AXS TV appearances in Broomfield, CO at 1st Bank Center on 12/11.
The first ever co-headline U.S. tour will resume on January 25th at the Verizon Theatre in Dallas, and continue in to March, 2013. The opening act will be Aranda.
“We’re very happy to continue the tour with 3 Doors Down, and look forward to getting this show to the fans that we missed on the first leg of this tour!” says lead singer Chris Daughtry. 3 Doors Down singer Brad Arnold shares, “This tour with Daughtry has been amazing, and we are excited to keep it rolling into 2013! See you on the road my friends!”
Daughtry’s set features the band’s new single “Start of Something Good,” from their new gold certified album Break The Spell along with a plethora of smash hits and fan favorites including “Home,” “It’s Not Over,” “Feels Like Tonight” and “No Surprise” from platinum-selling Leave This Town and its blockbuster-selling and record-breaking self titled debut. 3 Doors Down has just released the quintet’s first ever Greatest Hits package, and the band’s set brings repertoire from their nine #1 chart-toppers to the stage, including “Kryptonite,” “It’s Not My Time,” “When I’m Gone, “Here Without You” alongside others and new tracks “One Light” and “Goodbyes.” The band’s lead single from The Greatest Hits “One Light” has hit the Top 15 at Active Rock radio and continues to make strong moves at the format.
The 2013 itinerary includes appearances in:
1/25 Dallas, TX Verizon Theatre On-Sale 12/14 10AM
1/26 Tulsa, OK Tulsa Civic Center On-Sale 12/15 10AM
1/29 Tupelo, MS Bancorp South Center On-Sale 12/15 10AM
1/30 St. Louis, MO Peabody Opera House On-Sale 12/14 12PM
2/01 Battle Creek, MI Kellogg Arena
2/02 Louisville, KY Palace Theatre On-Sale 12/14 12PM
2/05 Erie, PA Erie Civic Center Complex On-Sale 12/14 10AM
2/06 Poughkeepsie, NY Mid Hudson Civic Center On-Sale 12/14 10AM
2/08 Worcester, MA DCU Center
2/09 Rochester, NY Main Street Armory On-Sale 12/14 10AM
2/10 Bethlehem, PA Sands Bethlehem Event CTR On-Sale 12/14 10AM
2/17 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena On-Sale 12/21 10AM
2/20 Sunrise, FL BB&T Center
2/22 Pensacola, FL Pensacola Civic Center
2/23 Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckerd Hall On-Sale 12/15 12PM
Legendary Thrash Metal band HIRAX has inked a worldwide deal with Steamhammer/SPV.
HIRAX front man, Katon W. De Pena, on signing to SPV: “We are honored to now be a part of the SPV Records family and we appreciate their total support of our thrash metal music. Together we are going to bring the heavy metal music world one hell of a skull crushing album in 2013”.
Steamhammer/SPV A&R Olly Hahn adds:” It´s an honor to have Katon and Hirax on our label. Through all the years Katon held the flag of metal high and also played places of the earth where nobody would. It´s time for another raging violence!”
HIRAX will enter the studio early 2013 for a release in September followed by a world tour.
Stay tuned for more info.