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
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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.
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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