The year and a half wait is finally over! Swedish heavy metal band SISTER SIN has made their way back to North America to unleash a dose of heavy metal fury upon the masses. Beginning tomorrow, February 1st in Tampa, Florida they will tour alongside DORO as they blaze through nineteen cities before beginning a series of headlining dates on February 24th in Las Vegas. Ready to electrify audiences with their energetic and powerful stage performance, watch as vocalist Liv Jagrell talks about touring with her idol, DORO.
See behind the scene photos from SISTER SIN’s new music video “Hearts of Cold” here and watch the video here. Their recent album Now and Forever is available at Victory Records’ webstore and through iTunes/Amazon.
“III: CUT LOOSE” will be the title of the new album by Germany‘s heavy rockers THE NEW BLACK. It will be released on March 15th via AFM/Soulfood.
Mixing duties were handled by Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Pretty Maids) who commented: “These guys completely floored me with their stylish mix of both modern metal and vintage rock ‘n’ roll. This is a band that could get big if things are done the right way!”
“III: CUT LOOSE” was once more recorded and produced by the band themselves. Making-of-footage from the studio can be found at http://www.facebook.com/thenewblackofficial. The album will be released in different configurations, among them a big fat digipak with loads of bonus tracks. There‘s also talk of guest singers, free downloads and video clips with nasty spiders and middlefingers… Details to follow.
In April, The New Black will embark on the “Rock‘n‘Roll Overdose” tour alongside Psychopunch, Motorjesus, ’77 und Supercharger. Dates can be found at www.rocknrolloverdose.de. The trek will conclude on April 28th, when the whole package joins Der W in Neu-Isenburg for a big indoor show.
“III: CUT LOOSE” finds the band finetuning their signature style while keeping heaviness and catchiness fully intact. Their music has been described in the past as such: “This is our kind of party: Black Label Society bring the booze, Pantera spice it up, Thin Lizzy add some taste, and Alter Bridge smooth it over before Metallica turn it black. And you can be there, too!”
The debut album “THE NEW BLACK” was released in 2009, after the pre-production was named „Demo of the Month“ in four major music magazines in their native Germany. The sophomore effort „II: BETTER IN BLACK“ dropped in 2011. THE NEW BLACK have played alongside acts as Volbeat, Alter Bridge and Black Label Society, they have rocked all major festivals like Wacken or Rock am Ring and supported AC/DC in front of 65.000.
The New Year is in full swing. The first month of the year is almost completed. Several artists have announced that they are recording new albums or going on tour. The M3 Festival and Rock On The Range lineups have been released, and I am sure that the other major festivals will soon unveil their lineups as well. As we role into Groundhog’s Day and prepare to give winter the boot, I am starting to think about what music I am excited for in 2013. Below is a list of what has me amped.
The band is releasing a new album and embarking on a world tour. I could not be more excited. It’s been a while since I’ve seen Bon Jovi, and though I currently do not have tickets to either of their shows at Met Life (formerly Giants) stadium in New Jersey, I am still not completely out.
I will be honest it was the ticket prices that gave me pause. It cost me less to attend M3 than it would to see Bon Jovi. As hard as it is for fans of Vie’s Verses and Hard Rock Hideout to believe, I am not rich. I know, people should be throwing a ton of money at me for the privilege of reading my writing, but they don’t. Hence, I have to be careful when I choose where to spend my hard earned greenbacks.
In addition to the tour, there is a new album. Now that is something that I CAN afford, and totally expect to purchase when it is released (and yes, you will get a review on HRH). So, while I may not attend the concert, I am still excited for Bon Jovi in 2013, because they will be releasing some new music to enjoy. If the new album is even half as good as The Circle, then I will be an extremely happy fan.
If the first single, “Gluttony,” is any indication, the new Buckcherry record, Confessions, is going to be flat out amazing! A typical, hard rocking, fun filled, party-themed anthem, “Gluttony” is classic Buckcherry and has me hopeful that the new record will contain more of the same. Confessions will be the band’s first album in almost three years, which as a fan is a long time to wait. I understand that there is heavy touring after the release of a record, and then there is the much needed period of rest and relaxation before heading back to the studio to create another album. However, this has been the longest wait between albums since Timebomb to 15. Hopefully I will get a chance to catch them out on the road this spring. Seeing Buckcherry live is one of life’s great joys.
M3 Music Festival
As we get closer to May, M3 will most likely get a Vie’s Verses all its’ own. For now, suffice it to say that I am excited for this year’s festival. With headliners that include Kix, WASP, Bret Michaels, and Twisted Sister, how could I NOT be excited? Add in Jackyl (whom I haven’t seen live in 20 years), Loudness, Love/Hate (whom I haven’t seen live since their debut album), and Steelheart (whom I’ve never seen live) and you have the makings for another fantastic festival. This year’s M3 has the potential to be the best one yet. And just thinking about the cheesesteaks at the Merriweather Pavilion has my mouth watering already!
The bad boys from Michigan are hard at work on their third studio album and filled with optimism. There have been reports that the band hopes to have the record released by the spring. THIS spring. To release a record in May that you started writing in January is simply unheard of anymore. I applaud Pop Evil for wanting to get their new music out to the Evil Masses as quickly as possible.
I also have slight concerns that rushing the record may hurt it. While I am dying to hear some new Pop Evil, I want to hear the band’s best work, not rushed work. However, Leigh Kakaty has gone on record stating that they understand what their fans like about their music and that the new album is going to be made for the fans. That statement is enough for me, as I trust Pop Evil to deliver nothing but the best. So far, their first two albums haven’t disappointed. I can only hope that their third one is true to form. If done correctly, this could be the record that launches this band into SUPERstardom. We may possibly find out this spring.
The absence of Bill Ward aside, I am extremely excited about the new Black Sabbath record with Ozzy Osbourne in front of the microphone. It’s been a long, long time since these members have gotten together to record new music. And recording the album without Bill Ward is just a huge sting. It’s like the Van Halen reunion without Michael Anthony. That being said, the Van Halen record was pretty darned good, and I have a feeling that the new Black Sabbath record is going to be just as good. Three out of four originating members of the godfathers of heavy metal isn’t bad. And I am sure that they can still make better music than most of the hard rock bands in existence today. I am certainly curious to see what the band has in store. I thought that Ozzy’s last solo record (Scream) was a phenomenal release, so add his creative genius to Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler, and you have a recipe for greatness. We will find out just how great this June.
What are you stoked about in 2013?
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The New Australian Rock Sensation DE LA CRUZ
to unleash their debut album
“Street Level”, out on Frontiers in March.
Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the release of DE LA CRUZ’s debut full length album “Street Level” on March 22nd in Europe and March 26th in North America.
Hailing from the Gold Coast, Australia, DE LA CRUZ are easily one of the most promising Arena Hard Rock bands to come out of underground scene. They came to the attention of the fans when Geoff Barton of Classic Rock Magazine described their sound : “like a Pomptastic, Hyper-active Leppard!” in his review of the band’s self financed EP.
DE LA CRUZ are born from the meeting between guitarist Casey Jones – a guy born and raised with 80’s Rock Music – with Auckland born singer Roxxi Catalano. With Catalano’s air-raid siren vocals, street level attitude and Jones fretboard melting riffs and string-searing shred, the pair instantly clicked musically and through a shared passion for 80’s arena-style rock and musical respect the dream was started, Jones and Catalano going on to record several demos via the internet over the next few years, until they put together the right line-up, adding Rory Joy on guitar, Grant Daniell on bass and Lacey Lane on drums.
“This album talks about our highs, the lows, the parties and all of the crazy times we’ve had!”, says guitarist Casey Jones. “We aimed for a killer album to introduce De La Cruz to the world and this is the height of our musical existence thus far and we cannot wait for everyone to have the CD in their hands- This is De La Cruz!”
The band has kept the musical coordinates of their debut EP and developed into something new and exciting. “De La Cruz means anthemic Rock!” continues Casey, “We make Hard-hitting-YELL- IT-OUT-LOUD-arena-rock with a blast from the past and a twist of something new!” So get the party started and enjoy “Street Level” which promises to be one of the Hard Rock highlights of the season and certainly puts on the map one of the most promising bands of the globe.
Anticipated by the digital release of the awesome 1st single “Cherry Bomb” on February 4th, “Street Level” final track-listing will include the following tracks: Street Level; Girls Go Wild; Turn It Up; Legions Of Love; Gimme Love; Cherry Bomb; Dreaming; Invincible; Worlds Collide; S.E.X.; Set The Night; Shine.
Turn it up loud and enjoy a sneak peak at the songs of the new album following this link:
The band shows no sign of stopping with the boys currently setting their sights firmly on rocking the global arena into 2013. “De La Cruz will be hitting the road real soon! We’re Going to be heading to the USA Mid this Year on a Coast to Coast Tour! We’re also looking to tour Europe, Japan and Australia shortly after! It’s going to be a wild ride!” concludes Casey.
Get ready to Rock and Roll !
DE LA CRUZ is:
Roxxi Catalano – Lead Vocals
Casey Jones – Guitar
Rory Joy – Guitar
Grant Daniell – Bass
Lacey Lane – Drums
HIGHVOLMUSIC is pleased to release a video sampler below for the new single ‘Dirty Girl’ by MODERN SUPERSTAR. The bands yet to be titled new EP featuring the track ‘Dirty Girl’ is being recorded in Ft. Myers, FL at Stet Howland’s Warehouse Studio. The EP will contain 4-5 tracks with a video to coincide with its release. A release date for the single and EP will be announced shortly. All press requests will now be handled through the labels PR firm NEW OCEAN MEDIA.
MODERN SUPERSTAR will wrap up recording this week then take a short break before heading out in March to play some shows and fine tune their new set.
As previously reported, the new lineup consists of Mike Hatfield (guitars), Mike Mackey (bass), Lorenzo ‘Zo’ DelVecchio (guitars), Ryche Green (drums) and Tommy Milan (vocals).
Dates and additional information can be viewed at the new official website @ www.officialmodernsuperstar.com.
Multi-platinum recording artists, GREAT WHITE announced today that the band’s third single off of Elation, “Hard to Say Goodbye,” has reached No. 10 on the classic rock radio Mediabase chart. The heartfelt single has tugged the heartstrings of audiences, especially the military.
GREAT WHITE released Elation (the band’s 12th studio record) from Frontiers Records in May 2012. Elation thrives on GREAT WHITE’s signature grit and blues-hued sound, only marked with a new synergy.
“’Hard To Say Goodbye’ and ‘Promised Land’ should be staples on Nashville radio this summer,” wrote Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles’ Mitch Lafon.
“Great to see them back and rockin’ better than ever,” said ‘Hitman’, program director for KQXX FM (McAllen/Brownsville, Texas).
“’Hard to Say Goodbye’ from GREAT WHITE brings a great band back to radio, it’s a huge phone request with our ladies,” said Max Volume of KOZZ FM (Reno, Nev.).
Catch GREAT WHITE live on KUSI TV’s Good Morning San Diego, Thursday, January 31, 9 a.m. pacific time. Tune in to KGB FM (San Diego) at 6:45 a.m. pacific time on Friday, February 1, and watch XETV TV (San Diego) at 8:20 a.m. pacific time for more coverage.
GREAT WHITE’s robust touring schedule just added a direct support slot for WHITESNAKE on July 27 at the Mattawa Voyageur Days in Mattawa, Ontario. With more dates to be announced soon, the current 2013 concert dates:
February 1, Sycuan Casino (El Cajon, Calif.)
March 16 – 20, Monsters of Rock Cruise (various)
March 30, Sierra Ballroom at Boomtown Casino (Reno, Nev.)
April 5, Chester’s Harley Davidson Pavilion (Mesa, Ariz.)
May 10, The Railhead at Boulder Station Casino (Las Vegas, Nev.)
June 1, Ride for a Cure (Salt Lake City, Utah)
June 27, Chumash Casino (Santa Ynez, Calif.)
July 6, Concerts on the Green (Hollister, Calif.)
July 11, Gettysburg Bike Week (Gettysburg, Pa.)
July 12, BBQ Festival (Kankakee, Ill.)
July 20, Waukesha County Fair (Waukesha, Wis.)
July 26, Braun’s Concert Cove (Akron, N.J.)
July 27, Mattawa Voyageur Days (Mattawa, Ontario, Canada)
August 2, Rocking the River (Detroit, Mich.)
August 3, Yamhill County Fair (McMinnville, Ore.)
Featuring founder Mark Kendall (guitar), and 28-year-veterans Lardie (guitar, keyboards) and Audie Desbrow (drums), lead singer Terry Ilous and bassist Scott Snyder join them. GREAT WHITE emerged unscathed from late 2011 band member changes. Best known for the 1989 smash “Once Bitten, Twice Shy,” GREAT WHITE’s worldwide sales are approaching 10 million. Their song arsenal also includes “Rock Me,” “Save Your Love,” “The Angel Song,” “Mistabone,” “I’ve Got Something For You” and “Feeling So Much Better” (recent Top 20 on the classic rock chart.) Visit GreatWhiteRocks.com for additional information.
Soundgarden have released a new video for their track “By Crooked Steps”. “By Crooked Steps” is on the 2012 release King Animal from Soundgarden. This video was direct by The Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl. Check it out!
SIN CITY will celebrate the release of their 4th album “Th13teen” on Saturday February 23 in ZWeibrucken, Germany with
Rhino Bucket, Bonafide and The Milestones on the bill.
SIN CITY delivers Rock n Roll, influenced by Airbourne, Rhino Bucket, Krokus, Jackyl and – of course – AC/DC!!!
SIN CITY came out with some records and brought this for more that 700 Gigs in the band history all over Europe (Swiss, Austria, France, Spain, Luxembourg and Finland.
Sin City Discography:
1996 AND THERE WAS ROCK
2007 THIS AIN´t HEAVEN…WELCOME TO HELL”
The new Output “Th13teen” was recorded and mastered by Andy Lübbert and Jürgen Lusky at Jam Music Studio and HofA Audio studios in Germany and will hit the planet on Friday, February 22nd.
It can be ordered (like the others) via myskull.de or Amazon
You can check out the new track “Harder Than Stone” below!
On March 30th, 2013 alt, hair, grunge metal pioneers Saigon Kick will take the stage at the legendary Viper Room in Hollywood California for what promises to be an unforgettable evening. This Los Angeles, California date marks the start of a one-of-a-kind series of intimate shows the band is scheduling around the world with more dates to be announced soon. This will also mark the first time in over 20 years that the original band members will have performed together.
Saigon Kick playing small venues will give their die-hard fans who have waited forever an amazing and intimate experience. For Saigon Kick, this will also re-capture the vibe of some of their very early shows. For those who were there, no explanation is needed. For those who weren’t, don’t miss this opportunity.
For complete ticket information including exclusive VIP packages, unique opportunities to interact with the band visit http://www.viperroom.com Tickets go on sale for the Viper Room show today and can be purchased here
Bill Adams is the lucky winner of our 2013 M3 Lawn Tickets.
Don’t forget tickets for the fifth annual M3 Rock Festival go onsale this morning at 10:00 A.M. at Ticketfly.com.
Enjoy this video from the Friday Night Headliner KIX!
Mega celebrated hard rock act AC/DC have released a live album as a compliment to their recent world tour. Live At River Plate is the band’s first live album in 20 years and it could not have come at a better time. With the band not planning on touring or releasing any new music for at least another year or two, fans needed something to help them through the waiting period. Live At River Plate was the answer.
Recorded on December 4, 2009, at River Plate Stadium in Buenoa Aires, Argentina, Live At River Plate brings the joy of an AC/DC concert right to your stereo. Capturing all of the magic of a live AC/DC concert, this double disc set delivers the concert goods in every way that your ear drums can imagine and enjoy. Long time fans will rejoice in the song selection as there are several Bon Scott era songs to be found on this live set. New comers will be delighted to see there are four tracks from the bands last studio album, Black Ice. Simply put there is something for everybody on this collection.
And while the song selection is deep and covers a large amount of the AC/DC catalog, it was disappointing to not have any selections from Stiff Upper Lip represented. I understand that the band recorded a concert and released it as their live album, but I had a similar complaint during the tour as well. Stiff Upper Lip is a fantastic album that was recorded long after the band’s last live album was released. To not have any live cuts from Stiff Upper Lip is a real shame and the absence is noted. I was just as disappointed that “Hard As A Rock” from Ballbreaker was not included. Since it was the band’s first live album in 20 years, I would like to have heard more live versions of the songs that came out in the last 20 years. This, however, is a minor complaint at best.
The songs that are included are done masterfully. While Brian Johnson may not sound like he did 20 years ago, his voice is still great. His vocals soar on classics like “You Shook Me All Night Long,” and “Thunderstruck.” He can also hold his own when singing the Bon Scott beauties like “Hell Ain’t A Bad Place To Be,” and “Let There Be Rock.” And while he may be much older, Brian Johnson still rocks with the best of them. Age hasn’t slowed him down and it is apparent on Live At River Plate.
If you have never witnessed AC/DC live in concert, then this set is a wonderful way to hear the magic. As they always do, AC/DC lets the music do most of the talking, with very little stage rap from Brian Johnson. That’s not to say that he doesn’t work the crowd, he has his own way of doing that, but banter isn’t his way. Instead it’s the musical performances that dominate the record. And a great Angus solo during “Let There Be Rock” is the highlight of the record. Angus Young is still one of the greatest guitar players alive, and his exciting and energized solo on this song just shows how amazing he truly is.
If you missed the Black Ice tour, or if you are just looking for some AC/DC music to hold you over until the next record or tour, pick up a copy of Live At River Plate. It is the perfect album for fans both new and old. Live At River Plate is guaranteed to have your head banging and finding you playing air guitar in no time at all.
Rating: Out of 10
Rock N Roll Train
Hell Ain’t A Bad Place To Be
Back In Black
Dirt Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
Shot Down In Flames
Shoot To Thrill
Dog Eat Dog
You Shook Me All Night Long
Whole Lotta Rosie
Let There Be Rock
Highway To Hell
For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)
Angus Young – Lead Guitar
Malcom Young – Rhythm Guitar
Brian Johnson – Vocals
Cliff Williams – Bass Guitar
Phil Rudd – Drums
Reviewed by Ryo Vie
HELKER, Argentina’s finest metal band feat. vocalist Diego Valdez is happy to announce, the band just singed a worldwide recording deal with AFM Records for their new album „Somewhere In The Circle“ and a management & booking deal with Level 10 Music & ITM Agency. The album includes 11 tracks and was produced & co-written by Mat Sinner and mixed by Achim Koehler at Indiscreet Audio studios. Tim ”Ripper” Owens (ex-Judas Priest) and Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear) are featured as guests on the album, sharing the lead vocals with Diego on the epic “Begging For Forgiveness”.
European audiences might know Diego Valdez from his appearance on the latest Tarja Live DVD/CD as guest vocalist on the song “Phantom Of The Opera”.
The band states: “We are excited and grateful to have the opportunity to work with AFM Records and Level 10 / ITM. This is the beginning of a new era full of new challenges and growth for HELKER! Thank you all!”
“Somewhere In The Circle” will be released on February 15th, 2013. Check out the band’s new video “Wake Up” below!
Sweden’s classic rock heavyweights SPIRITUAL BEGGARS are currently wrapping up work on their 8th studio album, which will be entitled Earth Blues and released in Spring 2013 via InsideOut Music. SPIRITUAL BEGGARS will celebrate their 20th anniversary as band with this release and by playing shows, including a European tour in April.
Guitarist and songwriter Michael Amott comments on the recordings of Earth Blues:
“We started the recording process of ‘Earth Blues’ with an eight day long session at ‘Fat Guitar Studios’ (Sweden) with knob twiddler Roberth Ekholm, a truly great dude who really knows how to capture a band jamming live, sadly a rare quality in recording engineers nowadays! We continued with some overdubs at various studios in Sweden, and it’s all come together super easy this time. We’re finishing up the mixes now with Staffan Karlsson (SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, SHINING, etc.) at his studio in Halmstad, Sweden. Sonically, I think this might be our finest hour yet. It’s a raw, heavy and honest record.”
In order to promote this upcoming release as well as the band’s anniversary, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS have confirmed a European tour for April with support by German rockers ZODIAC, as well as some European summer festivals. See below for all upcoming dates:
SPIRITUAL BEGGARS – “Earth Blues Tour” w. special guest ZODIAC + more
15.04.2013 – Hamburg (Germany) – Logo
16.04.2013 – Köln (Germany) – Underground
17.04.2013 – Ludwigburg (Germany) – Rockfabrik
18.04.2013 – München (Germany) – Backstage
19.04.2013 – Pratteln (Switzerland) – Galery
20.04.2013 – Nürnberg (Germany) – Rockfabrik
21.04.2013 – Tilburg (The Netherlands) – 013 / Roadburn Festival
22.04.2013 – Paris (France) – La Scene Bastille
25.04.2013 – Madrid (Spain) – Caracol
26.04.2013 – Barcelona (Spain) – Apollo 2
27.04.2013 – Erandio / Bilbao (Spain) – Sonora
SPIRITUAL BEGGARS will also appear at 2013’s edition of Hellfest in Clisson, France on June 23rd. More details can be found here: http://www.hellfest.fr
Earth Blues is the follow-up to 2010’s highly acclaimed Return To Zero, and promises to be another milestone in the band’s fertile and challenging musical evolution so far. Stay tuned for more details to be revealed soon…
SPIRITUAL BEGGARS discography:
Spiritual Beggars – CD 1994
Another Way To Shine – CD 1996
Violet Karma – 10″ EP 1998
Mantra III – CD 1998
Ad Astra – CD/2LP 2000
It’s Over – Split 7″ EP with GRAND MAGUS 2001
On Fire – CD 2002
Demons – CD 2005
Live Fire! – DVD 2006
Return To Zero – CD/LP 2010
Earth Blues – CD/LP 2013
SPIRITUAL BEGGARS line-up:
Michael Amott (Guitars | ARCH ENEMY, ex CARCASS)
Ludwig Witt (Drums | GRAND MAGUS, ex FIREBIRD)
Per Wiberg (Keys | ex OPETH)
Sharlee D’Angelo (Bass | ARCH ENEMY, WITCHERY)
Apollo Papathanasio (Vocals | ex FIREWIND)
Fans of UK rising rock quartet Heaven’s Basement can log on right now to Revolver‘s website, www.revolvermag.com, to witness the exclusive worldwide premiere of the “Nothing Left To Lose” lyric video. The track is taken from the band’s forthcoming debut album, FILTHY EMPIRE, which will be released on February 5th in North America via Red Bull Records. The album was produced by John Feldmann (The Used, Papa Roach, Black Veil Brides). Heaven’s Basement is profiled in the latest issue of Revolver, on stands now.
In other Heaven’s Basement news, the band has just been confirmed to appear at this year’s Rock On The Range festival in Columbus, OH May 17-19. They were also announced on Download Festival in the UK June 14-16. They just wrapped a run as support for Buckcherry in Canada and will set out on a headlining tour in the UK around the release of FILTHY EMPIRE. They will then be main support in Europe for Black Veil Brides before heading back to the US in May.
Heaven’s Basement have been making a name for themselves via their relentless touring and fiery live show plus music that features huge guitar riffs, killer melodies and an arena-rock sound. Originally formed in the East Midlands in England, Heaven’s Basement have toured with the likes of Seether, Halestorm, Papa Roach, Theory Of A Deadman, Shinedown, and more and played last year’s Download Festival in the UK to a packed tent of more than 5,000 fans. Kerrang declared, “Heaven’s Basement play as if their lives depend on it. They should already be a big name – bristling riffs and jagged, riotous hooks are their poison and exceptional is not too strong a word.” Heaven’s Basement is Aaron Buchanan (vocals), Sid Glover (guitar), Rob Ellershaw (bass), and Chris Rivers (drums).
For a complete list of tour dates please visit www.heavensbasement.com/#tour.
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Iconic rock vocalist Sebastian Bach‘s brand new CD/DVD package ABachalypse Now has now been set for a March 26th North American release via Frontiers Records. The ABachalypse Now Ultimate CD/DVD Edition includes never-before-seen footage from this year’s GrasPop Festival in Belgium, the full never-before-seen Hellfest set from France and the fully-remixed and remastered Nokia show from Los Angeles (originally broadcast on AXS TV), as well as bonus music videos. The DVD contains a running time of nearly 160 minutes. ABachalypse Now will be available in two configurations: the Ultimate CD/DVD Edition (2 CDs + DVD) and a standalone DVD. Please see below for the complete track listing.
Sebastian Bach‘s latest album, KICKING & SCREAMING, was produced by Bob Marlette (Black Sabbath, Shinedown, Atreyu, Filter) and debuted in the Top 75 of the Billboard Top 200 Album chart and received rave reviews from critics and fans alike. Outburn declared, “Sebastian Bach delivers a balls out gang of mountainous hooks, titanic grooves and straight down the middle hard rock”, while Revolver avowed, “Bach’s voice is in particularly fine form on KICKING & SCREAMING, boasting more color and range than most…” Bach was recently named one of the 100 greatest living rock stars by Revolver.
Sebastian Bach has sold in excess of 20 million records worldwide as lead singer with his former band, Skid Row and as a solo artist. Far from just being a multi-platinum recording artist, the singer/songwriter/actor/entertainer has expanded his career over the past decade to include episodic television with a 5-season recurring role on the CW’s hit series “Gilmore Girls”, starring roles on Broadway (“Jekyll & Hyde”, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”) and national touring companies (“Jesus Christ Superstar”), and has appeared regularly on MTV and VH1.
ABachalypse Now track listing:
Live At Hellfest, France, June 16th, 2012
Live At Nokia, Los Angeles, CA, August 2nd, 2012
Live At Graspop, Belgium, June 24th, 2012
Bonus Music Videos: Kicking & Screaming, TunnelVision, I’m Alive
CD1 – Live At Hellfest, France, 2012
CD2 – Live at Nokia, Los Angeles, CA 2012
Live At Hellfest, France, June 16th, 2012
1. Slave To The Grind
2. Kicking & Screaming
3. Here I Am
4. Big Guns
5. Piece Of Me
6. 18 & Life
7. American Metalhead
8. Monkey Business
9. I Remember You
10. Youth Gone Wild
Live At Nokia, Los Angeles, CA, August 2nd, 2012
1. Big Guns
2. (Love Is) A Bitchslap
3. Piece Of Me
4. 18 & Life
5. American Metalhead
6. Monkey Business
7. I Remember You
9. Youth Gone Wild
Live At Graspop, Belgium, June 24th, 2012
1. Kicking & Screaming
2. Dirty Power
3. Here I Am
4. Big Guns
5. 18 & Life
6. American Metalhead
7. Monkey Business
8. I Remember You
Bach on the web:
The countdown is truly on to the broadcast premiere of STYX’s Styx: The Grand Illusion/Pieces Of Eight Live DVD.
A new one-dollar app and eBook tell the story of the making of Fastway’s 1983 self-titled debut album.
Fastway launched a scorching, shimmery patch of proto-classic rock in the form of a self-titled debut that was a big wide smile on what was otherwise a serious new metal landscape.
Author Martin Popoff explains:
“Fastway’s self-titled first is just a shockingly good stadium rock record with just enough raw to keep it one foot in the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal. This is the story of its making and the birth of the band, as told by lead singer Dave King, drummer Jerry Shirley and a l’il Pete “Way” Way and Biff Byford thrown in for spice.
“I had a particular fondness toward writing this one up, as one of the coolest earliest big city (well, b-city, Spokane), concerts I ever saw was Fastway backing Saxon backing the mighty Maiden, right at the latter’s creative apex.
“Plus meeting Dave King, transformed into a sort of Pogue and touring his successful and highly creditable Flogging Molly band… well, he’s probably the only autographs on my Fastway collection I’ll ever see.
“Icing on the cake for this short (but cheap at a buck!) smile back a while… some sweet Rich Galbraith live photos and all manner of memorabilia shot, helping bring the story to life, at least, one hopes, lively enough to make you scurry away and re-play this fine and fiery record.”
Ye Olde Metal: Fastway’s Fastway is available as a 19-page eBook in high-resolution PDF format from www.zunior.com and as an app for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch in the iTunes App store:
Y&T’s Black Tiger, Motörhead’s Overkill, Whitesnake’s Ready An’ Willing, Bad Company’s Desolation Angels and Gillan’s Glory Road are also available as apps and eBooks in the Ye Olde Metal single-album series.
The fifth annual M3 Rock Festival will take place on May 3rd and 4th in Columbia, MD, at the Merriweather Post Pavillion. The line up for this year’s hair metal spectacular is arguably the best one yet. W.A.S.P., Brett Michaels Band, KIX, Loudness, Twisted Sister, Steel Panther, Great White, Tuff, Trixter and many more. The tickets go on sale this Friday, January 25th through ticketfly. Thanks to the great folks at MPP, you can beat the box office by entering to win a pair of lawn tickets for M3.
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ROCK ON THE RANGE REVEALS 2013 LINE-UP FOR
AMERICA’S PREMIER DESTINATION ROCK FESTIVAL!
PERFORMERS FOR SEVENTH ANNUAL EVENT INCLUDE
SOUNDGARDEN, ALICE IN CHAINS,
SMASHING PUMPKINS, KORN, BUSH, STONE SOUR, VOLBEAT, A DAY TO REMEMBER & MANY MORE!
COLUMBUS, OH: America’s premier destination rock festival Rock On The Range–which has expanded to three days this year–will hit hard with performances from some of rock’s biggest names. The 2013 line-up features Soundgarden, Alice In Chains, Smashing Pumpkins, Korn, Bush, Stone Sour, Three Days Grace, Papa Roach, Cheap Trick, Bullet For My Valentine, Volbeat, Lamb Of God, Skillet, A Day To Remember, Buckcherry, Halestorm, Hollywood Undead, All That Remains, Device (with David Draiman), Steel Panther, Sevendust, Sick Puppies, Asking Alexandria, Pop Evil, In Flames, Clutch, In This Moment, Black Veil Brides, The Sword, Ghost, Motionless In White, Red, Deuce, Middle Class Rut, Big Wreck, Oleander, Otherwise, Red Line Chemistry, Young Guns, Thousand Foot Krutch, Mindset Evolution, Tracer, Beware Of Darkness, Heaven’s Basement, American Fangs, Love And Death, Gemini Syndrome, and more.
“We’re really looking forward to returning to Rock On The Range with a batch of brand new killer Alice tunes to play for everyone!” says Jerry Cantrell, Alice In Chains.
“Head is back!!,” says Korn’s Jonathan Davis. “Rock On The Range is going to start it all off!! Get ready, we are going to hit it hard!!”
“Bush are thrilled to be playing Rock On The Range with such great bands,” says Bush’s Gavin Rosdale. “We look forward to seeing you all out there.”
“This massive lineup has scratched our seven-year itch!” says Gary Spivack, co-executive producer of the event for Right Arm Entertainment. “Getting Soundgarden for their first Ohio play in two decades and having seminal acts Alice In Chains, Korn, Volbeat and Papa Roach return along with bands new to ROTR that include Smashing Pumpkins and Bush, and everything in between–the spectrum of rock n roll is covered…three days of constant energy. Rock On The Range is truly where rock lives.”
Now in its seventh year, ROTR will again take place at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, OH on Friday, May 17, Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19, 2013. With the addition of a full slate of artists performing on Friday, festival organizers are also adding a series of additional enhancements for ROTR 2013, including the new ROTR Comedy Tent.
“Our goal with ROTR is to constantly create new and interesting ways to expand the event and give even more value to our fans,” comments Joe Litvag, co-executive producer of the event for AEG Live. “In 2013, we’ve added a comedy tent within the site that will be curated by The Funny Bone comedy club. Having a slate of incredible, up-and-coming comedians to riff on the rock experience will be a great change of pace for the weekend. The site layout is also changing dramatically in 2013 to create better event flow, to add more interactive fan activity to the festival, and to allow even more people to experience the higher caliber of talent on the second stage this year.”
As a special limited offer, pre-sale weekend tickets startat a low price of $89.50 (plus fees), for Stadium GA tickets only, from Wednesday, January 30 through Thursday, January 31 at 10pm EST. Additionally, a limited number of Stadium GA “4-ticket packs” are also available for $299–a savings of nearly 25%–beginning on Wednesday, January 30, while supplies last.
Pre-sale tickets are available at http://www.RockOnTheRange.com. Tickets go on-sale to the general public Friday, February 1 at 10am ET. Rock On The Range is again offering premiere VIP Packages, Hotel and Ticket Bundles and Camping packages. Details and prices for VIP, Hotel, and Camping packagesare online at http://www.RockOnTheRange.com. Visit the website, http://www.facebook.com/rockontherange, and http://www.twitter.com/rockontherange for the most up-to-date information.
“Rock On The Range strives to deliver an outstanding lineup for an affordable price and this year is no different” said Ryan Smith, General Manager of Crew Stadium, co-executive producer of Rock On The Range. “With the creation of the special $89 pre-sale ticket and 4-pack bundle, rock fans can see over 40 of their favorite bands for an unprecedented value.”
Presented by Right Arm Entertainment, AEG LIVE and Crew Stadium, Rock On The Range is a multi-stage music and lifestyle event featuring a potent lineup of bands on three stages and is proud to be sponsored by Monster Energy, Jägermeister, f.y.e., and U.S. Army. The nationally renowned festival, centrally located in the heart of the country, has annually drawn weekend crowds in excess of 70,000 since its inception in 2007.
Pretty Maids, Pretty Awesome! Pretty Maids have released a new video “Mother of All Lies” in support of their up and coming album, Motherland.
Check out the clip below!
The music video for “I Don’t Apologize (1000 Pictures)” can be seen below:
OTHERWISE was also selected to open this year’s MMA Awards Show with a performance of their hit single “Soldiers.” The show will air on the Fox Sports Network this Sunday, January 20th at 9:00 PM local time. “Soldiers” was the first song by an unsigned artist to ever occupy the #1 spot on the Sirius Octane Channel and has sold nearly 100,000 singles to date. The music video for “Soldiers” can be seen here.
With vigorous touring all throughout 2012, the band continues on with a heavy schedule into this year. Kicking off this week, OTHERWISE will hit the road with STONE SOUR and PAPA ROACH on a US tour. The band is already confirmed for a number of festivals this year, so fans are encouraged to be on the lookout for updates and announcements. A full list of dates can be seen below.
01/18/13 – Jackson, MI – Rak’s Sports Bar
01/19/13 – Dayton, OH – McGuffy’s House of Rock
Tour Dates with Stone Sour and Papa Roach:
01/20/13 – Bethlehem, PA @ Sands Bethlehem Events Center
01/22/13 – Niagara Falls, NY – Rapids Theatre
01/23/13 – New York, NY – Terminal 5
01/25/13 – Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom
01/26/13 – Fort Wayne, IN – Piere’s
01/27/13 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
01/29/13 – Minneapolis, MN – The Myth
01/30/13 – Kansas City, MO – The Midland by AMC (*No Papa Roach)
01/31/13 – Wichita, KS @ The Cotillion Ballroom (*No Stone Sour)
02/01/13 – Amarillo, TX – Aztec Music Hall
02/02/13 – Lubbock, TX – Lonestar Pavilion
02/04/13 – Midland, TX – Midland Horseshoe Arena
02/05/13 – College Station, TX – Hurricane Harry’s
02/07/13 – Corpus Christi, TX – Concrete Street Amphitheatre
02/08/13 – Pharr, TX – Pharr Entertainment Center
02/09/13 – Laredo, TX – Laredo Energy Center
02/10/13 – Houston, TX – Scout Bar
02/12/13 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee theatre
02/13/13 – Los Angeles, CA – Club Nokia
02/15/13 – Las Vegas, NV – The Joint
02/16/13 – Salt Lake City, UT – Salt Air
02/17/13 – Denver, CO – Fillmore
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OTEP’s final album Hydra is out today, January 22nd and is already climbing the iTunes charts; currently at #8 on the Rock Chart and #78 on the Overall Chart. Hydra takes listeners on a fantastical, demonic ride through the mind of a girl who has been cast aside, set on vengeance against the world that has forgotten her. Seducing your ears with every aspect of the vocal spectrum, the artist, activist and poet will put you in a trance, creating a theater of the mind the likes of which you have never imagined before.
With a sound all her own, OTEP has been terrorizing the metal scene for years with a mixture of unforgiving heavy sounds and beautifully haunting spoken words resulting in over 600,000 albums sold to date. Utilizing her unrivaled songwriting ability, OTEP has powered through taboo topics such as politics, sex, animal rights, equal rights, bigotry and hatred in previous releases. Playing for fans across the globe, she has been preaching a venomous, metal–infused gospel for well over a decade.
Proving art only gets better with time, Hydra has solidified OTEP’s place as one of the most prolific, unique, female-fronted metal groups of our time. Be a part of history and order the final chapter from a poet whose outspoken nature has paved the way for all artists to come. Pick up the album at Best Buy for $7.99 for a limited time only. Build your own Hydra package through the Victory Records’ webstore starting for as low as $19.98. Order now! ART SAVES!
Metal Blade Records is pleased to announce the signing of SLOUGH FEG, who’s style is an eclectic mix of Celtic Folk and Traditional Metal peppered with buckets of energy and lyrical depth. On February 5 the label will also be releasing three of the band’s early releases (North America only!) that, until now, were only available as imports. Twilight of the Idols (1999), Down Among the Deadmen (2000), and Traveller (2003) will be packaged as a 3CD box set will also be made available on their own, digitally, via iTunes, Amazon, Google+, or your favorite digital retailer. Check out samples from these albums and preorder your copy HERE.
Guitarist/vocalist Mike Scalzi comments: “We are very excited to announce that we have signed a worldwide deal with Metal Blade Records for a new album, which we are beginning to record this month. The new material will be standard Feg-Fare— that is, totally non-standard!! Of course there will be some galloping, rollicking, bouncing buccaneer riffs unearthed from the Voi-Vaudevillian vaults, and a touch of good-‘ol misery and madness (not to mention more peevishly punctuated puns) in the lyrics. But this time there will also be a cavalcade of cacophonous crooning to add to the caterwaul, as well as the lavishly-landscaped luster of some majestic Morricone-esque riffs at which to marvel—perhaps a slight proto-American-West feel. So as usual, you’ll just have to wait to hear it yourself!!!”
“We are also equally excited (if not more excited!!) to announce that Metal Blade is re-releasing our second, third and fourth albums in the form of a bad-ass box set!! It’s about time these albums were made available in the USA!!! They’ve always been imports in the past, but now you can get them all at once!!”
Also available as part of a preorder is a The Lord Weird Slough Feg logo shirt that fans can pick up bundled with the 3CD for a special low price.
About the band:
SLOUGH FEG –originally The Lord Weird Slough Feg which was shortened to Slough Feg after the release of their 2005 album “Atavism”—who’s name is derived from a character in ancient Irish mythology, originates from Central Pennsylvania and relocated to San Francisco in 1990 in hopes of resurrecting the ailing ‘true metal’ scene in the United States. The band quickly gained a reputation as, ‘The band San Francisco loved to hate’ by taking a stand against the trends and incorporating stage savagery with strong visual imagery.
The band produced three demos in the early to mid nineties, which were followed up by a self-produced, self-titled debut CD released in 1996.
Scoring points for originality in the European underground, they aroused the interest of Dragonheart Records in 1998 and Twilight of the Idols was released in 1999 by the label. This was followed by the 2000 release of Down Among the Deadmen and Sci-Fi epic, Traveller, in 2003. In 2005 the band moved to the Italian label Cruz Del Sur and shortened their name to simply, SLOUGH FEG with the release of Atavism. 2007 brought the dawn of HARDWORLDER, and a slight change of direction to a ’70’s NWOBHM sound. 2008 saw the release of The Slay Stack Grows, a compilation containing over 30 tracks on 2CD’s, with Ape Uprising! (2009), The Animal Spirits (2010), and the live album Made in Poland (2011) rounding out the rest of the band’s catalog.
SLOUGH FEG is:
Mike Scalzi – Guitars/Vocals
Angelo Tringali – Guitars
Adrian Maestas – Bass
Harry Cantwell – Drums
ROSS THE BOSS RETURNS WITH A VENGEANCE, IN ALL-NEW METAL GROUP, DEATH DEALER
As a founding member of both Manowar and the Dictators, guitarist Ross the Boss needs no introduction. But it’s been a while since the metal masses heard from Ross, leading some to wonder if or when he would return. The wait is now over, as his newly formed outfit, Death Dealer, is ready to rock and take the world by storm, with their debut album, ‘Warmaster.’
“The Death Dealer sound is a mighty combination of five very talented, seasoned musicians,” explains Ross. “It’s classic power metal with the brutal edge of thrash, speed, and precision.” And when he says the band is comprised of talented and seasoned musicians, he’s not kidding, as Death Dealer also includes vocalist Sean Peck (Cage), guitarist Stu Marshall (producer and guitarist for such voices as Udo Dirkschneider and Steve Grimmett), bassist Mike Davis (Rob Halford, Lizzy Borden), and drummer Rhino (Manowar).
Formed last year via correspondence over the internet, as soon as work commenced on the material, Ross knew he had met his metallic match. “Well, after they sent the first tune over, I was blown away, then Stu and Sean tell me they want me to join this band, called Death Dealer. I say, ‘Who else is in the band? They say, ‘Rhino on drums.’ I’m in! Stu goes, ‘It was either you or we would have asked KK Downing to be on guitar.’ Wow!”
As evidenced by such tunes as “Death Dealer,” “Never to Kneel,” and “The Devil’s Mile,” for fans of authentic, no-holds-barred, manly heavy metal, ‘Warmaster’ is an absolute godsend. And soon, Death Dealer will be converting metalheads worldwide to their cause. “Our future plans? Obviously to put Death Dealer on the worldwide metal map, and to engage large crowds and render them shocked and satisfied.”
Death Dealer is:
Sean Peck – vocals
Stu Marshall – guitar
Ross the Boss – guitar
Mike Davis- bass
Rhino – drums
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Canadian progressive metal pioneers VOIVOD have now released their 13th studio album, Target Earth! To hear Target Earth in its entirety, please head over to Loudwire.com for the album stream. To purchase Target Earth, please visit iTunes for a digital copy or CM Distro for the album, plus a special bundle that includes the CD and an exclusive t-shirt.
Recorded at producer Pierre Rémillard’s Wild Studios in Quebec and mixed by Sanford Parker (PELICAN, NACHTMYSTIUM), Target Earth features artwork by drummer Away (Michel Langevin), who used color schemes from each one of the band’s previous albums to make this new masterpiece. The album brings back original bass player, Blacky (Jean Yves Thériault), marking his first recordings with the band since 1991’s Angel Rat. It’s also the first to feature guitarist Chewy (Daniel Mongrain), who cut his teeth playing guitar to the late Piggy’s (Denis D’Amour) riffs, and thus has matched his style to a tee. VOIVOD, as a full group, hadn’t sat down to write a record together since 2003’s self-titled album. The end result harkens back to the group’s late 80s output and after 30 years together as a band, one of their best yet.
Read on for a few reviews of VOIVOD’s critically acclaimed Target Earth:
“…the long-awaited proper follow-up to [‘Nothingface’].” — DECIBEL MAGAZINE (8/10)
“…the songs have enough complexity, heaviness, and clever arrangements to make ‘Target Earth’ the most riveting VOIVOD album in more than 20 years.” — OUTBURN MAGAZINE (8/10)
“‘Target Earth’ is an instant classic…a contender for Best Metal Album of 2013.” — METAL SUCKS.net
“Thirty years in, these Canadian legends are still cranking out vital and ripping tracks…” — BROOKLYN VEGAN.com
“This is VOIVOD back to business with their best record since 1990’s ‘Nothingface.'” — AOL NOISECREEP.com
Michel Langevin (Away) – drums
Denis Bélanger (Snake) – vocals
Jean-Yves Thériault (Blacky) – bass
Daniel Mongrain (Chewy) – guitar
Cleopatra Records has obtained the complete catalogue of San Francisco-based punk label, New Red Archives. On this new imprint, Anti-Flag, Christ on a Crutch, and Ultraman will be the first artists released in 2013.
New Red Archives was founded in 1987, and was first known for releasing punk and hardcore records on colored vinyl. While most of the roster was west coast-based (including The Badtown Boys, Dead Lazlo’s Place, and Samiam), the label reached west of the Mississippi as well to support underground bands like Kraut and Reagan Youth. With all of Cleopatra’s rereleases of New Red Archives records, the material will remain untouched and in its original sound.
On February 12, Anti-Flag’s politically-charged 1996 album, DIE FOR THE GOVERNMENT, will drop. The 17-track digipak features blistering anthems such as “You’ve Got To Die For The Government,” “Red, White And Brainwashed,” and “Police State In The USA.”
Two other limited edition classic hardcore records have just been released. SPREAD YOUR FILTH: THE DOUGHNUT AND BOURBON YEARS from Christ on a Crutch is a rarity from the D.C.-founded and Seattle-based band, known for playing shows that ended with a lot of destruction. Bassist Nate Mendel later went on to Sunny Day Real Estate and Foo Fighters. SPREAD YOUR FILTH includes “A Pillar Of Our Society” and “Food For Thought.”
THE CONSTANT WEIGHT OF ZERO is the final album by St. Louis-based hardcore band Ultraman. Ultraman toured the United States on several album releases from the late 1980s to mid-1990 with Suicidal Tendencies, Dead Milkmen, and more. A special bonus EP comes with THE CONSTANT WEIGHT OF ZERO, with recordings by Ultraman offshoot Krissy Fit and live videos.
Also out now is a limited edition 3 CD set of essential hardcore punk tracks, HARDCORE BREAKOUT 1,2,3… With more than 75 tracks, this epic collection features some of New Red Archives best – Jawbreaker, No Use For A Name, U.K. Subs, Samiam, Kraut, Hogan’s Heroes, and many more.
GLAM & HEAVY METAL RETURNS TO MERRIWEATHER
I.M.P. PRESENTS 2013 M3 ROCK FESTIVAL
IN ITS 5th YEAR M3 IS THE BIGGEST, BADDEST METAL SHOW
DRAWING FANS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
OFFICIAL M3 KIX-OFF PARTY & CONCERT FRIDAY, MAY 3 at 5:30pm
2013 M3 ROCK FESTIVAL SATURDAY, MAY 4 at 11am
2-Day and VIP Packages on sale Friday, January 25 10am EST through ticketfly.com
If Available, Single-Day Tickets on-sale in the coming week.
The heavy metal time machine will turn back to the1980s and ‘90s when Bret Michaels Band, Twisted Sister, and W.A.S.P. will be among the 20 bands to take over Merriweather Post Pavilion, playing full sets of their glam rock and heavy metal hits. M3 fans won’t have to choose between bands with overlapping set times, since each band will play one at a time. The festival will take place on two separate stages, each simulcasting the other, giving fans the option to stay in one seat and watch all the bands as they appear on both stages, or fans can move from stage to stage without missing a note.
M3, internationally renown, has attracted fans from six continents, 10 countries and 40 states. Now in its fifth year, I.M.P. Presents M3 Rock Festival starts with The Official M3 Kix-Off Party, which will get things started Friday, May 3rd at 5:30pm. Acts playing Friday night are W.A.S.P., KIX, Danger Danger and Bad Seed Rising. The full-blown 2013 M3 Rock Festival begins Saturday, May 4th at 11am and will include Bret Michaels Band, Twisted Sister, Jackyl, Steel Panther, JSRG, Firehouse, Great White featuring Jack Russell, Kings X, Loudness, Steelheart, Trixter, Love/Hate, Tuff, In The Pink, Korupt, and Streetlight Circus.
Each year VIP and Pavilion seats sell out in minutes. Two-day and VIP packages will go on sale Friday, Jan. 25th at 10am EST through ticketfly.com. Tickets can also be purchased at the 9:30 Club Box Office in Washington, D.C. If available, single-day tickets will go on sale in the coming weeks. For more information, visit http://www.ticketfly.com/ or http://www.m3rockfest.com
VIP ticket holders will have:
• Private VIP Entrance gate
• Official M3 2013 Festival T-shirt
• Official M3 2013 Concert Poster
• Access to floor and front of house seating
• Access to M3 VIP Deck located backstage (access to VIP concessions and VIP restrooms)
• Access to Artist Meet & Greet Lounge.
Formed in 1980, I.M.P. is a Bethesda, Md.-based concert promoter and event production company. In addition to launching the Virgin Festival in the U.S., the principals at I.M.P. own Washington DC’s legendary 9:30 Club, named the Top Club by Billboard Touring Awards and renowned as the premier place to see and hear cutting edge live music of all varieties. I.M.P. also programs and operates Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Md. Over the last 33 years, I.M.P. and the 9:30 Club have put on nearly 10,000 events, hosting millions of music fans.
Vicious Rumors is on fire. 3 albums in 3 years! “Razorback Killers” (2011), “Live You To Death” (2012) and the new studio album “Electric Punishment” 2013 ……..and the ball keeps rolling!
The legendary San Francisco bay area metal band released a new live CD “Live You To Death” last year on Steamhammer / SPV. Tight and full of energy “Live You to Death” captures the power and excitement of the Vicious Rumors live performance! 9 live tracks with 2 Vicious Rumors style covers of Black Sabbath’s “Sign of the Southern Cross” and Judas Priest “Running Wild” complete this must have live album.
No rest for the wicked. The band is in the Trident studios in San Francisco right now with Geoff Thorpe and Juan Urteaga – the same production team that brought you “Warball”, “Razorback Killers” and “Live You to Death”. The new studio album “Electric Punishment” will be out on Steamhammer / SPV in April 2013.
Geoff Thorpe, Brian Allen, Larry Howe, Stephen Goodwin and Thean Rasmussen are back with 9 new songs and a wicked cover of “Strange Ways” by KISS sure to satisfy the Vicious Rumors faithful fans.” Black X List “, ” D-Block “ are two thrashy speed killers while “Escape (From Hell) “ and “Together We Unite” add a classic flavor. Guest appearances by Mark McGee, Brad Gillis as well as touring guitarist Bob Capka all along with Geoff Thorpe round out this 5 man guitar gun slinger army. It’s all there … the killer guitar attack, power and speed, melody and double bass thunder and of course shredding guitar solos!!
The Vicious Rumors ball is gaining speed and rolling through your town this year…the first confirmed date is July 26th at the Headbangers Open Air in Germany. More details regarding the new studio album and live shows coming soon!!!