When Eddie Trunk brought Jake E. Lee on That Metal Show in 2013, I couldn’t have been more excited. Mr. Lee has been noticeably absent from the hard rock world for a few years, and I greatly missed him. When Jake mentioned his new band Red Dragon Cartel, I was ecstatic that Jake was returning to make new music. I have longed to hear him play in a band since the last Badlands CD Dusk from ’98.
Well Red Dragon Cartel is finally here, and I couldn’t be happier. The new music is great, and has me super excited to see the band live later in 2014.
The opening track “Deceiver” is an awesome stadium anthem that easily states that JAKE E. LEE IS BACK! The riffs on this song sound like they could have easily been off of the Ozzy Osbourne Ultimate Sin album. I can’t get enough of this song.
The song “Shout It Out” has more of a modern flair to it, but it a good song, and one of my favorites on the album.
“Feeder” features Cheap Trick’s Robin Zander on vocals, and as always Zander does a terrific job. This guy could sing names out of the phone book and make it sound good. Jake E. Lee’s riffs are pretty awesome too. Something about the intro on this song reminds me of the opening music on the animated series Batman Beyond, but it is very cool.
“Fall From The Sky (Seagull)” is a slower tune that has a cool alternative vibe too it. I really dig this track. It sounds great loud too!
If there is one weak track on the Red Dragon Cartel album, It is “Wasted”. While I like Paul Di’Anno, I don’t think his voice has aged well, and this song to me would have been better with Darren Smith on vocals. I like the music, but the vocals kill it for me.
“Slave” is another cool rocker with some killer riffs from Jake E. Lee. This hard driving tune really gets your blood pumping.
I am sure some folks were shocked when they heard “Big Mouth” with Maria Brink on vocals. This is unlike anything Jake E. Lee has ever done. It is a modern hard rocker, which isn’t too far off from what In This Moment plays. I like In This Moment and Maria Brink so I have really been enjoying this tune. I am hoping In This Moment will play this live at some point.
The song “War Machine” is doom-laden Black Sabbath like metal opus that gets better every time I listen to it. What a cool tune!
I was surprised to find that Jake E. Lee locked in Sass Jordan to sing a song on the album. I love Sass Jordan, especially on her recent release S.U.N. – Something Unto Nothing. She is a powerful bluesy singer. She does a killer job on “Redeem Me”.
“Exquisite Tenderness” is the first song that Jake E. Lee ever wrote. This is a piano based instrumental that shows that Mr. Lee has a great musical talent beyond his guitar (but please don’t give up that six string Jake!).
If you buy the special Best Buy Edition of the Red Dragon Cartel CD, you will get a bonus track “American Dream”. Is it worth it? I think so. This is a cool rocker that should not be missed.
Overall, I have been enjoying Red Dragon Cartel. It has easily been my favorite hard rock CD of 2014 so far. Some of my peers have not been so kind to Red Dragon Cartel singer Darren Smith, but I will go on record that I like his voice a lot. He reminds of a cross between John Corabi and Rod Jackson. I like both of those singers and I like Darren too. I can’t wait to hear him sing these songs live.
Red Dragon Cartel’s debut is a solid album all the way through, and most importantly it brings Jake E. Lee back to the limelight, and live stages all across the world. Welcome back Jake! I am glad you and Red Dragon Cartel are here!
02. Shout It Out
03. Feeder (Robin Zander)
04. Fall From The Sky (Seagull)
05. Wasted (Paul Di’Anno)
07. Big Mouth (Maria Brink)
08. War Machine
09. Redeem Me
10. Exquisite Tenderness
11. American Dream (Bonus Track)
Red Dragon Cartel is:
Jake E. Lee – Guitars
Ronnie Mancuso – Bass
D.J Smith – Vocals
Jonas Fairley – Drums
BLACK LABEL SOCIETY TO HEADLINE THE
REVOLVER GOLDEN GODS TOUR
“Catacombs of the Black Vatican” Available 4/8/14
New Single “My Dying Time” Available Now!
BLACK LABEL SOCIETY has been announced as this year’s headliner for the 2014 REVOLVER GOLDEN GODS TOUR, presented by EPIPHONE. The tour will kick off the second week of April and finish up in early June. Supporting acts are set to be announced soon.
The band, led by guitar icon Zakk Wylde recently announced the release of “Catacombs of the Black Vatican,” their highly anticipated new LP due out April 8th, 2014. In addition to the album art and track listing, BLS released their first all new single titled, “My Dying Time,” heard here.
Zakk Wylde recently appeared on VH1 Classic’s That Metal show and stopped by The Artie Lange show while in NYC to talk all things “Catacombs of the Black Vatican.”
The Revolver Golden Gods Tour follows up last year’s Road to the Golden Gods Tour, which was headlined by STONE SOUR, and like that trek, it ties into the Revolver Golden Gods, America’s only hard-rock and heavy-metal award show. The details of the 2014 edition of that show will be announced shortly.
MONSTER ENERGY’S CAROLINA REBELLION
CHARLOTTE MOTOR SPEEDWAY MAY 3 & 4
FEATURING HEADLINING PERFORMANCES BY
AVENGED SEVENFOLD, KID ROCK,
ALONG WITH ROB ZOMBIE, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH
311, MOTORHEAD, STAIND, SEETHER, VOLBEAT AND MANY MORE
Monster Energy’s Carolina Rebellion, the mid-Atlantic’s biggest rock festival, proudly returns to Rock City Campgrounds at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, NC May 3 & 4 with a massive 2 day lineup including Avenged Sevenfold (who performed at the SOLD OUT inaugural Carolina Rebellion) and Kid Rock. Also features performances by Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch and many more.
Featuring on-site camping, VIP packages and a lineup featuring today’s biggest rock bands, Monster Energy’s Carolina Rebellion–celebrating its second consecutive year at Rock City Campgrounds–has quickly grown to be the Carolinas’ Biggest Weekend of Rock in four short years.
The daily band lineup for the fourth annual Monster Energy’s Carolina Rebellion is:
Saturday, May 3
Avenged Sevenfold, Rob Zombie, Motörhead, Seether, Volbeat, Black Label Society, Killswitch Engage, Black Stone Cherry, Fozzy, Adelitas Way, Thousand Foot Krutch, KYNG, Nothing More, Devour The Day and Truckfighters
Sunday, May 4
Kid Rock, Five Finger Death Punch, 311, Staind, A Day To Remember, Alter Bridge, Theory of a Deadman, Fuel, Hellyeah, Of Mice & Men, Trivium, Redlight King, Twelve Foot Ninja and Gemini Syndrome
“The Zombie crew is super-stoked to be heading down to the Carolina Rebellion this year,” says Rob Zombie. “We are ready to throw-down a badass Zombie party for all the Rebels. See ya there.”
“This festival has become one of the biggest in the country,” says Five Finger Death Punch’s Zoltan Bathory. “We have a ton of fans in the Carolinas and the crowds there are nothing short of legendary.”
“We’re excited to play Monster Energy’s Carolina Rebellion for the first time,” says 311’s Nick Hexum. “Looks like a cool festival. We’ll be rockin’ tunes from our new album plus 311 classics. See you there!”
All tickets will go on sale Friday, January 31 at 10:00 AM ET, including Camping, Hotel and VIP Packages, as well as Weekend 4-Packs and upgrades. All Camping and Hotel Packages will include access to the Friday night campground party. As in the past, ticket discounts will also be available for active military. For full details about military ticket discounts, Camping, Hotel and VIP packages, visit www.CarolinaRebellion.com. A special pre-sale will start on Tuesday, January 28 at 10am ET. To gain access, like our Facebook page or sign up to receive our e-newsletters via our website.
“We learned a great deal last year and have made some important improvements to the site, to better protect us from the elements,” said Joe Litvag, Co-Executive Producer of the festival. “Not to mention this bill is stacked with incredible talent, bringing our Rebels the biggest and best rock festival to ever hit the Carolinas.”
During Monster Energy’s Carolina Rebellion, bands will perform on one of the three festival stages: the ‘Carolina Stage’, the ‘Rebellion Stage’ and the Jägermeister Stage.
Monster Energy’s Carolina Rebellion is proud to be sponsored by Monster Energy, Jägermeister, Ernie Ball, Jack Daniels, Bud Light, F.Y.E. and Pabst Blue Ribbon. Monster Energy’s Carolina Rebellion is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents and AEG Live, the same team that produces the World’s Loudest Month Festival Series, www.WorldsLoudestMonth.com.
Monster Energy’s Carolina Rebellion marks the third event during the 2014 World’s Loudest Month. Created in partnership by AEG Live and Danny Wimmer Presents, the World’s Loudest Month features the biggest names in rock music performing in six distinct concert atmospheres across the country on five consecutive weekends.
Rock City Campgrounds at Charlotte Motor Speedway is located at 7301 Bruton Smith Blvd. in Concord, NC, just outside Charlotte, and less than two hours from Raleigh/Durham, Columbia and Greensboro. Visit www.CharlotteMotorSpeedway.com for directions and additional venue information.
Facebook: www.facebook.com/carolinarebellion Twitter: @cRebellion
Former Ozzy Osbourne and Badlands guitarist, Jake E. Lee is pleased to announce June 2014 UK tour dates for his new band Red Dragon Cartel. The UK tour follows Red Dragon Cartel’s critically acclaimed, eponymous debut album, released by Frontiers Records on January 27th.
The UK tour includes London’s O2 Academy Islington (June 6), Nottingham Rescue Rooms (June 7), Wolverhampton Slade Rooms (June 8), Glasgow Classic Grand (June 10) and Newcastle O2 Academy 2 (June 11). Special guests on all UK dates include Syron Vanes and Jupiter Falls.
As previously announced, Red Dragon Cartel will also play Download Festival on Sunday June 15th.
A special 24 hour ticket pre-sale for the Red Dragon Cartel UK tour dates will kick off on Planet Rock from 9am on Thursday January 30th. Tickets will then go on sale to the general public on Friday January 31st via www.seetickets.com or directly from the venues.
The band’s new single “Deceived” will be released in the UK on Monday February 10th.
ALICE IN CHAINS have announced the first leg of their 2014 headlining tour of North America, set to kick off April 25th at the Brady Theatre in Tulsa (itinerary beow). It’ll be a busy year for the band, who are also playing a slew of international festivals, including Soundwave in Australia, the Singapore Rock Festival, Italy’s Rock in Roma, France’s Main Square Festival, the Sonisphere Festival (sharing the stage with Metallica) in Switzerland, Warsaw and London, the Czech Republic’s Aerodrome Festival and Vienna’s Krieau Rocks.
In other words, they’re picking up where they left off in 2013, which saw them traveling the world on a sold-out tour that included dates in the US, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Mexico, the UK and Canada. The band (vocalist/guitarist Jerry Cantrell, vocalist/guitarist William DuVall, drummer Sean Kinney and bassist Mike Inez) is touring in support of Grammy-nominated album The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here, which entered Billboard’s Top 200 chart at No. 2 and debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Alternative Albums Chart, Top Rock Albums Chart, Hard Rock Albums Chart and iTunes Rock Album Chart. The album’s first two singles, “Stone” and “Hollow,” both hit No. 1 on the rock charts with their companion videos racking up close to 5 million combined YouTube views.
Rolling Stone gave The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here three stars, as did USA Today, who praised it as an album of “undeniable power.” Spin called it “an assured, diverse, heated record with galvanized hooks, ”Pitchfork said it’s “as insistent as [1992’s landmark album] Dirt,” and the Seattle Times wrote, “Jerry Cantrell, William DuVall, Mike Inez and Sean Kinney continue to defy expectations” and that “Alice In Chains is better than ever.”
Dates for the U.S. tour are as follows:
April 25 Tulsa, OK Brady Theatre
April 26 Thackerville, OK Winstar Casino
April 28 Austin, TX ACL Live – Moody Theatre
April 29 Houston, TX Bayou Music Center
May 1 Tunica, MS Horseshoe Tunica
May 2 Cherokee, NC Harrah’s Cherokee
May 4 West Palm Beach, FL Sun Fest (Meyer Stage)
May 6 N. Charleston, SC N. Charleston PAC
May 7 Raleigh, NC Memorial Auditorium
May 9 Atlantic City, NJ Ovation Hall @ Revel
May 10 Mashantucket, CT Foxwoods Casino MGM
May 12 Syracuse, NY Landmark Theatre
May 13 Reading, PA Sovereign PAC
May 14 Roanoke, VA Roanoke PAC
May 16 Huntington, WV Big Sandy Arena
May 17 Cincinnati, OH Horseshoe Casino
May 19 Cleveland, OH Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
May 20 Battle Creek, MI Kellogg Arena
May 22 Elizabeth, IN (Louisville) Harrah’s Southern Indiana
May 23 Davenport, IA Adler Theatre
May 24 Council Bluffs, IA Harrah’s Stir Cove
In other news, the band recently partnered with nonprofit organization Music For Relief to auction one-of-a-kind items and memorabilia to raise funds for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. The promotion was tied to the band’s annual Alice In Chains & Friends Fantasy Football League Charity Auction. Proceeds went toward helping the survivors and aiding Music For Relief in delivering medicine, emergency medical services, water, sanitation and disease prevention efforts to the 12 million people impacted by the storm.
THE MIGHTY SWINE
MÖTLEY CRÜE Announces
THE FINAL TOUR
Presented by Dodge
Band is first-ever to sign binding “Cessation of Touring” agreement to prevent future, unauthorized touring
Last Chance To Ever See The Band Perform Live
TWEET IT: #RIPMotleyCrue – @MotleyCrue announces #TheFinalTour, Country tribute album, “The Dirt” movie & more! Full details at motley.com
Los Angeles, CA (January 28, 2014) – After more than three decades together, iconic rock ‘n roll band MÖTLEY CRÜE announced today their Final Tour and the band’s ultimate retirement. The announcement was solidified when the band signed a formal Cessation Of Touring Agreement, effective at the end of 2015, in front of global media in Los Angeles today. Celebrating the announcement of this Final Tour, the band will perform on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live TONIGHT and will appear on CBS This Morning TOMORROW MORNING.
With over 80 million albums sold, MÖTLEY CRÜE has sold out countless tours across the globe and spawned more than 2,500 MÖTLEY CRÜE branded items sold in over 30 countries. MÖTLEY CRÜE has proven they know how to make a lasting impression and this tour will be no different; Fans can expect to hear the catalogue of their chart- topping hits and look forward to mind-blowing, unparalleled live production. “When it comes to putting together a new show we always push the envelope and that’s part of Motley Crue’s legacy,” explains Nikki Sixx (bass). “As far as letting on to what we’re doing, that would be like finding out what you’re getting for Christmas before you open the presents. We think in an age of too much information, we’d like to keep some surprises close to our chest until we launch the Final Tour.”
The Final Tour presented by Dodge and produced by Live Nation will kick off in North America on July 2nd in Grand Rapids, MI and reach 72 markets before hitting international territories in 2015. To Live Nation MÖTLEY CRÜE tours are not only box office successes but artistically their shows have set the bar for production and entertainment value. “There’s no arguing that Motley Crue have been and always will be the definitive bad boys of rock and roll,” says Rick Franks, Live Nation’s Regional President of North America Concerts. “But behind all those notorious stories is a legendary rock band that has revolutionized heavy metal and created some of the biggest hits in music history. They are a hugely successful global brand and a touring powerhouse. Everyone at Live Nation has a tremendous amount of respect for these hard working and extremely talented gentlemen. The music industry will never have another Motley Crue.”
The Dodge brothers were a notorious duo, so it seemed only natural to partner with the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band. “Whenever I talk to people about Motley Crue, the common thread is how cool and relevant the band remains even after 33 years,” said Tim Kuniskis, President and CEO, Dodge Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. “This irreverent ‘staying power’ resonates deeply with the Dodge brand as we turn the corner on our 100 year anniversary. What better way to celebrate the band’s final tour and the 25th anniversary of Kickstart My Heart than to do it together?”
Fans can look forward to Very Special Guest ALICE COOPER joining MÖTLEY CRÜE for an incredible package – Alice invented the genre and MÖTLEY CRÜE put steroids in it! “Real hard rock bands are hard to find these days,” said Alice, continuing,”Motley has always gone on stage with one attitude and that’s to blow the audience away. That’s exactly how we do it. Putting Motley Crue and Alice Cooper together is going to be just what this summer really NEEDS. We’re going to go out there and tear it up, and I can’t wait to see Motley on stage. Motley Crue and Alice Cooper – A match made in… Armageddon?”
As documented in the Cessation Of Touring Agreement the band signed at the press conference today, the band will not tour after this Final Tour. Band Attorney, Doug Mark of Mark Music & Media Law, explains “Other bands have split up over rancor or the inability of people to get along, but this is a mutual among all four original members and peaceful decision to move on to other endeavors and to confirm it with a binding agreement.” Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee, and Mick Mars will go their separate ways after the lengthy 2-year touring cycle. Tommy Lee (drums) explains “Everything must come to an end!! We always had a vision of going out with a big fucking bang and not playing county fairs and clubs with 1 or 2 original band members! Our job here is done!!!” Of the band’s tumultuous history, Mick Mars (guitar) adds “(It has been) more drama than ‘General Hospital’ it keeps ‘em watchin’ and they keep comin’ back.” Vocalist, Vince Neil says of the Finality of the tour – “I’ll miss playing with the guys but I won’t quit playing rock and roll!! I feel there are a lot of great opportunities and exciting projects after Motley.”
The Final Tour will coincide with the film made from MÖTLEY CRÜE’s NY Times Best-Selling book The Dirt. Jeff Tremaine (Bad Grandpa) has signed on to direct the opus that is set to debut in theaters globally in 2015, coinciding with The Final Tour. The Dirt is not only one of the best selling rock books of all time but also one of the greatest rock books of all time because of its brutal honesty, its unique voice, its multiple perspectives on the same events and its first-person inclusion of all members of the same band. Most rock memoirs are salacious mud-slinging accounts of a single person and MÖTLEY CRÜE was adamant to include the perspectives of all four of its members. Tremaine’s intention is to make, not just a great movie about a band, but a great movie about four misfits who, despite themselves and everyone else, band together to overcome the odds and change the history of Rock & Roll. “The Dirt’ is a movie I’ve wanted to make ever since I read the book in 2002,” says Tremaine. “I relate to the story on so many levels; my whole professional career has been about boys behaving badly, so I have a real connection to the material. It’s awesome to be working with the band at such an exciting time in Motley Crue’s history.” The film will be produced by the members of MÖTLEY CRÜE, Rick Yorn, Julie Yorn, Erik Olsen and 10th Street Entertainment.
BIG MACHINE RECORDS, home to Country Superstars such as Taylor Swift and Tim McGraw has teamed up in a joint venture with MÖTLEY RECORDS and ELEVEN SEVEN MUSIC for the summer 2014 release of a Country Music Tribute To MÖTLEY CRÜE. BIG MACHINE founder and CEO, Scott Borchetta, is among the legion of Country Music fans who love MÖTLEY CRÜE. The country tribute album will show off the band’s quality songwriting with these fresh takes on their classic hit songs. Among the artists already confirmed to be featured on the country tribute album is Florida Georgia Line. Borchetta says of the collaboration, “I have been a not-so-secret Crue fan from the beggining. When manager Chris Nilsson called with the idea for a tribute album on Big Machine Records it was an immediate ‘yes’ from me! Our album will highlight just how great the Motley Crue song catalog is. At the end of the day, that’s what will stand the test of time.”
MÖTLEY CRÜE Fan Club members will get the exclusive first crack at tickets and VIP Packages, via a unique code, beginning on Wednesday, January 29th starting at 10am local time. VIP ticket packages will be made available to the general public on Thursday, January 30th at 10am local time. The general public ticket on-sale for most shows is Friday, January 31st. All tickets and packages can be obtained via Ticketmaster.com, LiveNation.com, or via MotleyVIP.com.
Full List of dates can be found HERE: http://motley.com/tour/
ABOUT MÖTLEY CRÜE
Hailing from Los Angeles, CA, the quartet—Vince Neil (vocals), Mick Mars (guitars), Nikki Sixx (bass) and Tommy Lee (drums)—has commandeered the rock pantheon for over 30 years. In that time, they have accumulated worldwide album sales exceeding 80 million, seven platinum or multi-platinum albums, 22 Top 40 mainstream rock hits, six Top 20 pop singles, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, three Grammy nominations, four New York Times bestsellers (including the band’s biography, THE DIRT) and countless sold out tours across the globe, playing to millions of fans. Motley Crue was the first rock band in history to have completed an epic sold-out Las Vegas residency at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The band continues to remain on the forefront of entertainment reinventing themselves via not only their music but also their mind blowing live shows featuring never seen before elements, such as Tommy Lee’s 360 drum roller coaster. Motley Crue was featured in KIA MOTORS’ award winning 2012 Super Bowl commercial.
About Dodge Brand
The Dodge brand is tearing into its centennial year with a keen eye focused on the future and a desire to create vehicles customers can’t wait to drive and are proud to park in their driveways. With 100 years of history, Dodge is building on the technological advancements of the ‘30s and ‘40s, design evolution of the ‘50s, the racing heritage of the ‘60s, the horsepower of the ‘70s, the efficiency of the ‘80s and unbelievable styling of the ‘90s as it paves the road to its future. New for 2014, the Dodge Durango “is kind of a big deal,” with a new eight-speed transmission that delivers up to 25 miles per gallon on the highway, a new 8.4-inch Uconnect Touch infotainment center and best-in-class power, towing and fuel economy, in addition to its class-exclusive technology. The new Durango joins the new 2014 Dodge Dart with its new 2.4-liter Tigershark engine, as well as the 2014 Avenger, Challenger, Charger, Journey and a 30th Anniversary Grand Caravan. This 2014 Dodge lineup includes five Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety picks and Top Safety Pick +, five vehicles with best-in-class power, seven vehicles that deliver 25 miles per gallon (mpg) or higher, three vehicles that deliver 31 mpg or higher and three vehicles that offer seating for seven.
About Live Nation Entertainment
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of four market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, Artist Nation Management and Live Nation Media/Sponsorship. For additional information, visit http://www.livenation.com/investors.
ABOUT Alice Cooper
Alice Cooper is a true rock icon, having pioneered the use of theatrics and shocking images onstage in concerts from the earliest days of the original band of the same name. Since going solo, he has continued to produce elaborate stage shows providing fans with both shock and rock of the highest caliber. Inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame in 2011, Alice has toured and recorded continuously, with his most recent album beingWelcome 2 My Nightmare through UMe. Recorded with longtime collaborator Bob Ezrin, who produced the original ground breaking, multi-platinumWelcome To My Nightmare album in 1975. Alice’s lengthy catalog of hits and anthems include “I’m Eighteen,” “No More Mr Nice Guy,” School’s Out,””Billion Dollar Babies,” “Elected,” and”Poison.” Currently, Alice’s touring band features the three guitar attack of Orianthi, Tommy Henriksen and Ryan Roxie, backed by bassist Chuck Garric and drummer Glen Sobel. “Nights With Alice Cooper,” Alice’s nightly radio show, is available in nearly 100 cities in the USA, Canada, Australia, and the UK. The show features his favorite classic rock songs along with his insider anecdotes about many of the artists. Additionally, 2014 will see the release of “Super Duper Alice Cooper,” a documentary film on Alice’s career path and journey through life, from Banger Films,the same team that produced recent award-winning documentaries on Rush and Iron Maiden.
About Big Machine Label Group
At the helm of the independent Big Machine Label Group is industry veteran Scott Borchetta, who serves as President and CEO. The conglomerate encompasses Big Machine Records (founded in 2005), The Valory Music Co. (founded in 2007) and Republic Nashville (a partnership with Universal Republic founded in 2009 with Jimmy Harnen serving as President). The Big Machine Label Group’s current artist roster includes Multi-Platinum superstars Taylor Swift, Rascal Flatts, Tim McGraw and Reba; Platinum sensations The Band Perry and Florida Georgia Line; Legendary group The Mavericks; Gold-selling artists Brantley Gilbert and Justin Moore; Chart-topping act Eli Young Band as well as Hot newcomers Thomas Rhett, Cassadee Pope, RaeLynn, Laura Bell Bundy, The Cadillac Three and Danielle Bradbery, in addition to soundtracks for ABC’s hit drama “NASHVILLE.” BMLG artists have received multiple GRAMMY, CMA, ACM, American Music Awards, CMT Music Awards, Teen Choice Awards, MTV Video Music Award and People’s Choice Award accolades as well as Brit Award and JUNO Award nominations. In 2012 BMLG rejuvenated its publishing arm with Big Machine Music, which has created a joint venture with Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald’s Prescription Songs, allowing the two companies to co-publish songwriters and artists whose unique talents translate across genres. Big Machine was also the first-ever label to align with terrestrial radio for performance royalty rights. The label group has also forayed into the racing world, sponsoring the Brickyard 400 as well as back-to-back Indy500 drivers.
About Jeff Tremaine
Jeff Tremaine, along with Spike Jonze and Johnny Knoxville, created jackass, a television series that became a cultural phenomenon, spawning the franchise of hits: jackass: the movie, jackass number two and jackass 3D, which were all #1 at the box office. Beyond jackass, Tremaine created and executive produced a number of television series, including MTV’s Wildboyz, Rob & Big, Nitro Circus, Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory, Ridiculousness, and the Adult Swim series, Loiter Squad. He has also directed and produced a number of music videos and documentaries. Most recently, Tremaine directed “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa”, another #1 box office hit, which was released by Paramount Pictures on October 25th, 2013.
|7/2/2014||Grand Rapids, MI||Van Andel Arena|
|7/5/2014||Noblesville, IN||Klipsch Music Center|
|7/6/2014||Cincinnati, OH||Riverbend Music Center|
|7/8/2014||Columbus, OH||Schottenstein Center|
|7/9/2014||Maryland Heights, MO||Verizon Wireless Amp|
|7/11/2014||Des Moines, IA||Wells Fargo Arena|
|7/12/2014||Wichita, KS||INTRUST Bank Arena|
|7/13/2014||Tulsa, OK||BOK Center|
|7/15/2014||Cedar Park, TX||Cedar Park Center|
|7/16/2014||Dallas, TX||Gexa Energy Pavilion|
|7/18/2014||Albuquerque, NM||Isleta Amphitheater|
|7/19/2014||Phoenix, AZ||AK-Chin Pavilion|
|7/21/2014||Los Angeles, CA||Hollywood Bowl|
|7/22/2014||Irvine, CA||Verizon Wireless Amp|
|7/23/2014||Mountain View, CA||Shoreline Amphitheatre|
|7/25/2014||Reno, NV||Reno Events Center|
|7/26/2014||Ridgefield, WA||Sleep County Amp|
|7/27/2014||Auburn, WA||White River Amp|
|7/29/2014||Wheatland, CA||Sleep Train Amp|
|7/30/2014||Chula Vista, CA||Sleep Train Amp|
|8/1/2014||Salt Lake City, UT||USANA Amp|
|8/2/2014||Denver, CO||Pepsi Center|
|8/3/2014||KC, MO||Sprint Center|
|8/5/2014||Sturgis, SD||Sturgis Buffalo Chip|
|8/6/2014||Sioux City, IA||Tyson Events Center|
|8/8/2014||Tinley Park, IL||First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre|
|8/9/2014||Clarkston, MI||DTE Energy Music Theatre|
|8/10/2014||Toronto, ON||Molson Canadian Amp|
|8/12/2014||Cuyahoga Falls, OH||Blossom Music Center|
|8/13/2014||Burgettstown, PA||First Niagara Pavilion|
|8/15/2014||Pelham, AL||Oak Mountain Amp|
|8/16/2014||Atlanta, GA||Aaron’s Amp at Lakewood|
|8/17/2014||Tampa, FL||MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amp|
|8/19/2014||Charlotte, NC||PNC Music Pavilion|
|8/20/2014||VA Beach, VA||Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach|
|8/22/2014||Bristow, VA||Jiffy Lube Live|
|8/23/2014||Camden, NJ||Susquehanna Bank Center|
|8/24/2014||Mansfield, MA||Comcast Center|
|8/26/2014||Saratoga Springs, NY||Saratoga Perf. Arts Center|
|8/27/2014||Allentown, PA||Great Allentown Fair|
|8/29/2014||Wantagh, NY||Nikon at Jones Beach Theater|
|8/30/2014||Holmdel, NJ||PNC Bank Arts Center|
|8/31/2014||Darien Center, NY||Darien Lake Perf. Arts Center|
|10/10/2014||Oklahoma City, OK||Chesapeake Arena|
|10/11/2014||The Woodlands, TX||Cynthia W. Mitchell Pavilion|
|10/12/2014||Bossier City, LA||CenturyLink Center|
|10/14/2014||Louisville, KY||KFC Yum! Center|
|10/15/2014||Nashville, TN||Bridgestone Arena|
|10/17/2014||Hollywood, FL||Seminole Hard Rock|
|10/19/2014||Jacksonville, FL||Veterans Memorial Arena|
|10/21/2014||Greenville, SC||Bon Secours Wellness Arena|
|10/22/2014||Greensboro, NC||Greensboro Coliseum|
|10/25/2014||Atlantic City, NJ||Borgata Events Center|
|10/26/14||Montville, CT||Mohegan Sun Arena|
|10/29/2014||Syracuse, NY||The OnCenter|
|11/5/2014||Biloxi, MS||Mississippi Coast Col.|
|11/6/2014||Southaven, MS||Landers Center|
|11/9/2014||Moline, IL||iWireless Center|
|11/11/2014||Green Bay, WI||Resch Center|
|11/12/2014||Madison, WI||Alliant Energy Center|
|11/13/2014||Omaha, NE||CenturyLink Center|
|11/15/2014||St. Paul, MN||Xcel Energy Center|
|11/18/2014||Edmonton, AB||Rexall Place|
|11/19/2014||Calgary, AB||Scotiabank Saddledome|
|11/21/14||Vancouver, BC||Rogers Arena|
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Kix. Extreme. Night Ranger. Tesla. Stryper. Sebastian Bach. To see any one of these bands live is a magnificent experience of nonstop fun. To see them all over the course of two days is a headbanger’s dream come true. The 2014 lineup for M3 was announced on January 10th and tickets were quickly secured by yours truly. With a lineup like this, there was no way that I was going to miss M3 2014.
Now in its sixth year, the M3 festival has really hit its stride and knows what bands to deliver in order to make a well impacted punch. This is the first year I can remember where filler isn’t on the bill. In years past, I was able to plan out my trips for cheesesteaks, beer, and people watching based on what band was going to take the stage. This year, that will be almost impossible.
On Friday night, the festivities open with Winger. They are a great live band and I haven’t seen them perform in a couple of years. Obviously, theirs is a performance I do not want to miss. They are followed by Lita Ford, who puts on a strong live show of her own.
After that, Extreme takes the stage. I’ve never seen them live, but I am anxiously awaiting my chance to pump a fist in the air with the sounds of “Kid Ego,” and “Peacemaker Die.” If they pull out “Mutha (Don’t Want To Go To School Today)” I can go to the grave a happy man.
Following Extreme, it’s Kix, and if you don’t know what a great live show they put on, you haven’t read Hard Rock Hideout enough. After having WASP headline last year’s show, it is so good to see Kix back in the Friday night closing spot. Kix is, and always should be, the true Friday night headliners of M3.
And that’s just night one. For the second day of M3 I expect to be up bright and early, because Heaven’s Edge, John Corabi, and Femme Fatale have the first three spots. I think I am most excited about seeing Corabi perform, and I know that I will dust off my old Union CDs prior to heading to Maryland.
Jake E Lee’s Red Dragon Cartel, Autograph, Keel, and Jack Russel’s Great White take the stages next and I don’t see how I will find time to use the men’s room let alone grab a beer or a bite to eat. There is no way I can miss Red Dragon Cartel, Autograph and Keel have me very excited, and Jack Russell’s Great White can be a lot of fun. However, if there is any spot that I will pause for a break, it’s probably for Jack Russell. Sorry, Great White fans, I know he’s fun, but with a lineup this strong, someone has to be the weak link.
From there things really pick up. LA Guns, Stryper, Slaughter, Queensryche (Tood La Torre Version), Sebastian Bach, Night Ranger, and Tesla. Well, which one of those bands would you sit out for? That’s right, none of them. From the moment LA Guns turns on their amps to the last note from Tesla, Saturday is really going to rock in Maryland. That is the strongest string of performers in a row that I have ever seen in print. All of those bands are amazing, all of those bands have massive hits, and all of those bands can bring it live. And to see Night Ranger followed by Tesla will just leave me speechless (and hoarse).
I’ve attended a lot of festivals over the course of my music loving years, but I can’t recall ever being this electrified for one. M3 2014 is going to be flat out amazing. Yes, there are some bands missing that I still want to see (Vain and Pretty Boy Floyd come immediately to mind), but it doesn’t matter. With the talent that is contained over the course of these two days, M3 is THE spot to be in April if you are a head banging, metal music lover. It could be the best one ever.
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Danish/German hard rockers MIRACLE MASTER will release their debut album “Tattooed Woman“, on March 7 via GoldenCore Records/ZYX Music. The new band featuring Oliver Weers (OLIVER WEERS BAND) on vocals, was formed out of the ashes of PUMP. The cover artwork for the CD was created by Matthias Bäuerele of SeasonZero (Downspirit, Symphorce, Zombie Inc.) can be seen below.
Recordings were done at Studio 22, Germany and Medley Studios Copenhagen, Denmark. Produced, mixed and mastered by Miracle Master & Axel Heckert (Brainstorm, Symphorce).
01. Come Alive
02. Fly Away
03. Stay with Me
04. Forgive Yourself
05. Miracle Master
06. Will to Survive
07. Why Religion
08. Tattooed Woman
09. Highway to Heaven
10. Tear down the Walls
11. We all touch Evil
MIRACLE MASTER recently released a video teaser for the new album “Tattooed Woman“. The clip was created by Dominic Pencz of Pencz Art and Krone Camera Edit. The video can be viewed below.
MIRACLE MASTER are:
Oliver Weers – Vocals (Oliver Weers Band)
Aki Reissmann – Guitars (ex Pump, Downspirit)
Selly Bernhardt – Guitars (ex Pump, Tales Of Sorrow)
Andy Minich – Drums (ex Pump, Unfroynd)
Michael Vetter – Bass (ex Pump, Chinchilla)
You can expext nothing more than KICK ASS HARD ROCK!
Debut Solo Album Set For March 18 Release
NAMM Signings And Performance Announced
Lead Single “I Am The Fire (featuring DEVOUR THE DAY)”
To Be Released Digitally February 25
‘I AM THE FIRE’ TRACK LISTING:
- My Will Be Done (featuring Mats Levén)
- Blame It On Me (featuring Mats Levén)
- I Am The Fire (featuring Devour The Day)
- Vengeance (featuring David Ellefson)
- Long Way Down (featuring Alexia Rodriguez)
- Just Can’t Let Go (featuring Jacob Bunton)
- Terrified (featuring Billy Sheehan)
- Eyes Wide Open (featuring Mats Levén)
- Redemption (featuring Michael Starr)
- Summer Days (featuring Jeff Scott Soto)
- Dreamkeeper (featuring Tom S. Englund)
- End Of The Line (featuring Mats Levén)
The cover artwork, pictured above, was designed by Gustavo Sazes / www.abstrata.net [Arch Enemy, Kamelot, Dream Evil]. A first song from the album can now be heard via the video for the album’s opening track “My Will Be Done (featuring Mats Levén)”, which was produced by Patric Ullaeus / revolver.se [Within Temptation, In Flames, Lacuna Coil]. Click here to watch the video.
Says GUS G. of the song and album: “I hope you all enjoy the first taste of things to come. ‘My Will Be Done’ is a cool rock track with a modern edge to it… Looking back, I can’t believe all the great musicians that got on board for this album. Everybody brought in their unmistakable style and talent and they really lifted the songs! Check it out and enjoy the music!”
GUS G. will be attending the 2014 NAMM convention, which runs January 23 – 26, 2014, in Anaheim, CA. In addition to signing sessions at ESP Guitars [January 24, 2pm] and Blackstar Amps [January 25, 1pm], Gus will also appear as guest at the RANDY RHOADS REMEMBERED tribute concert at The Observatory in Santa Ana, January 25. Other guests include Nuno Bettencourt [Extreme / Rihanna], Phil Demmel [Machine Head], Marty Friedmann, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal [Guns N’ Roses] and more.
Gus handles all guitar, bass and keyboards on ‘I AM THE FIRE’, and is joined by a roster of friends and guests that help bring his vision to fruition: drummers JEFF FRIEDL [A Perfect Circle, Puscifer, Devo] and DANIEL ERLANDSSON [Arch Enemy], bassists DAVID ELLEFSON [Megadeth], BILLY SHEEHAN [Mr. Big, David Lee Roth] and MARTY O’BRIEN [Tommy Lee, We Are The Fallen], and vocalists MATS LEVEN [Clandesmass, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen/Therion], BLAKE ALLISON [Devour The Day], MICHAEL STARR [Steel Panther], ALEXIA RODRIGUEZ [Eyes Set To Kill], TOM S. ENGLUND [Evergrey], JACOB BUNTON [Adler] and JEFF SCOTT SOTO [Trans-Siberian Orchestra, ex-Journey].
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SCOTT IAN: Legendary ANTHRAX Guitarist, Author, and TV Personality Officially Announces “Speaking Words” Tour, North American Leg
New 60-Second Video Teaser Launched via VICE Noisey
SCOTT IAN’s Hilarious One-Man Storytelling Experience Kicks Off in Chicago, IL on February 20, 2014
“Geek, author, guitarist, icon: when it comes to recounting the history of metal, SCOTT IAN is the man – catch him while you can.” – Alex Milas, Editor, Metal Hammer
At this point, it’s no surprise to anyone that legendary heavy metal musician, author, and television personality SCOTT IAN has a lot to say. After decades-worth of international touring with Anthrax, bumping elbows with illustrious (and sometimes ridiculous) characters all over the media spectrum, and undergoing general “you won’t believe this” experiences— SCOTT IAN certainly has some hilarious and surprisingly personal stories to share.
Following the resounding success of the UK leg of his “Speaking Words” tour, Scott is picking up the mic again for a 15-city North American leg, kicking off in Chicago, IL on February 20th.
An official “Speaking Words” tour teaser, featuring professional footage from his upcoming “Speaking Words: Live in Glasgow” DVD (pre-order coming soon), has been exclusively released via VICE Noisey today. Watch it here.
Don’t mistake this for your run-of-the-mill spoken word tour. In SCOTT IAN’s own words, “it ain’t no poetry reading” either. “Speaking Words” is an honest look at the insane life that Scott has led for the last 31 years, the people he’s met, and the events that coincide. During each show, Scott will take part in a special Q&A session with the audience.
SCOTT IAN adds, “England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Australia, Germany; I’ve been “Speaking Words” all over the world. My friends in the U.S. and Canada, you asked for it and now I finally get to bring it home! I’m looking forward to talking with ya, talking at ya and telling you some amazing tales of drunken debauchery and ridiculousness. No punches pulled, no swear word left unturned, and no question avoided in the Q&A. Let’s do this!”
A special opportunity to join a VIP meet & greet at each date is available now via SCOTT IAN’s webstore. This unique and limited event will allow you to spend time with Scott like never before. It’s a veritable post show hangout with a metal legend— one that’s sure to enrich your knowledge of not only all-things SCOTT IAN, but Anthrax and metal history in general. The VIP meet & greet also includes a special VIP laminate, banner, and other goodies. Learn more and get your passes here: http://bit.ly/1jXEPen
Currently Confirmed SCOTT IAN “Speaking Words” Dates:
2/20 – Chicago, IL @ Mayne Stage
2/21 – Westland, MI @ The Token Lounge
2/22 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theatre
2/24 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theater
2/25 – Toronto, ON @ El Mocambo Club
2/26 – Kingston, ON @ The Mansion
2/27 – Ottowa, ON @ Ritual
3/01 – Baltimore, MD @ The Ramshead Live: Power Plant Live
3/02 – Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live
3/04 – Boston, MA @ Hard Rock Cafe
3/05 – New York, NY @ BB Kings
3/06 – Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon
3/07 – West Warwick, RI @ Manchester 65
3/08 – Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall
With a career spanning three decades, Scott is heralded as metal elite. As the co-founding member of Anthrax, SCOTT IAN helped to create the thrash metal genre in the 1980’s. Anthrax have sold over 10 million records worldwide, have multiple Gold and Platinum awarded recordings, multiple Grammy nominations and have toured the world over on roughly 90+ tours since 1984. SCOTT IAN is recognized as a constant and unanimously recognizable figure in the worlds of music, poker, comics, movies and television. Currently, SCOTT IAN hosts Blood & Guts for the Nerdist Channel, and along with Anthrax, is writing songs for their presently untitled 11th studio album, due out in 2014.
For more information on SCOTT IAN, please visit these websites:
Official SCOTT IAN: www.Scott-Ian.com
Official Anthrax: www.anthrax.com
Emperors and Elephants released their debut album titled “Devil in the Lake” today via Pavement Entertainment.
Chicago’s own Emperors and Elephants is a hard driving, modern, heavy rock band in the vein of Alice in Chains, Shinedown, and Seether. Formed in 2010, they have been gathering great momentum in Chicago and its surrounding area. Their song”Your Will” has been featured on Chicago area active rock stations 105.5 The KAT and 95.1 WIIL Rock. The track gained so much attention from WIIL rock listeners that they were invited to play an on air acoustic performance.
EMPERORS AND ELEPHANTS released their lyric video for the single – WHO YOU ARE from the debut album “Devil in the Lake”.
BLACK LABEL SOCIETY RELEASE ALBUM ART, TRACK LIST & NEW SINGLE “My Dying Time”
“Catacombs of the Black Vatican” Available 4/8/14
BLACK LABEL SOCIETY have released the album art, track listing and first single from their forthcoming LP due later this year. “Catacombs of the Black Vatican” is available immediately for iTunes preorder and the brand new single “My Dying Time” is also available for purchase.
Fans who pre-order the iTunes version will get the “My Dying Time” immediately as an instant gratification download.
Zakk Wylde recently appeared on VH1 Classic’s That Metal show. Wylde also stopped by the Artie Lange show while in NYC to talk all things “Catacombs of the Black Vatican.”
“Catacombs of the Black Vatican,” will be released Tuesday, April 8th, 2014.
“Catacombs of the Black Vatican” is the first all new LP from BLS since “The Order of the Black” was released in 2009, which debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 chart.
Most recently, the band released the 2-CD set “Unblackened,” which found Black Label Society in a mellower mood in a performance taped at Club Nokia in Los Angeles last year.
The band recently announced “An Evening With Zakk Wylde,” a 13-city Canadian tour across Canada featuring intimate versions of some of the band’s most popular songs, as well as songs from Wylde’s best-selling solo album “Book of Shadows.”
Since their late nineties inception, Black Label Society, formed by guitar legend Zakk Wylde, has been at the forefront of their genre. Their taste for hard riffs and blazing solos has resulted in a slew of hugely successful albums and a reputation as one of the most powerful live bands of their generation.
Zakk Wylde, who has been called one of the true guitar heroes in modern history, served as Ozzy Osbourne’s guitarist for over 20 years in addition to his work with BLS. This collaboration led to a string of multi-platinum albums, including Osbourne’s biggest selling “No More Tears,” for which Wylde wrote all the music.
In addition to holding Guitar World Magazine’s MVP four years straight Wylde has been bestowed with such accolades as “Best Rock Guitarist” from Guitar Player, “Metal Guru” from the recently held Classic Rock awards in the UK, “Golden God” by Metal Hammer, the “Best Guitarist” Award from Revolver Magazine. Wylde has proven time and time again that his songwriting, guitar prowess, and on-stage persona, along with his larger-than-life personality, have made him a force to be reckoned with.
Black Label Society continues to enthrall fans around the globe, and “Catacombs of the Black Vatican” is another incredible piece in the band’s catalog.
Catacombs of the Black Vatican Track Listing:
01. Fields Of Unforgiveness
02. My Dying Time
04. Angel Of Mercy
05. Heart Of Darkness
06. Beyond The Down
08. Damn The Flood
09. I’ve Gone Away
10. Empty Promises
11. Shades Of Gray
12. Dark Side Of The Sun (bonus track)
13. The Nomad (bonus track)
‘WORLDWIDE PLAGUES’ North American Headlining Tour
To Kick Off April 2; SABATON And REVAMP To Support
‘PLAGUES OF BABYLON’, the new studio album from American metal legends ICED EARTH, is on-sale today in North America via Century Media Records. The album is now available worldwide, and can be streamed in its entirety on Spotify. ICED EARTH will bring the new album to their North America homeland when their headlining WORLDWIDE PLAGUES TOUR hits our shores April 4 for a six-week run with SABATON and REVAMP in support. See complete tour dates below.
The new album is available in retailers across North America and digitally via Amazon [click here] and in an iTunes deluxe edition [click here] that includes the iTunes-only ‘Lyrical Concepts of ‘PLAGUES OF BABYLON’ bonus video. Additionally, exclusive ‘PLAGUES OF BABYLON’ bundles are on-sale now at CM DISTRO. Album and merchandise packages include the following:
- standard CD (28-page booklet; jewel case; collectible top spine
- limited edition deluxe CD/DVD (standard CD; DVD with ‘making of’ documentary, alternate album mixes and gear guides; 32-page booklet with alternate cover artwork on cover; 6-panel matte digipack, collective top spine)
- double LP (180 gram; gatefold sleeve on matte-laminated heavy cardboard; printed inner sleeves; available in black or limited edition silver wax)
- limited edition boxset (CD/DVD from above packaged as deluxe mediabook; also includes bandana, embossed metal flask, six artwork cards and refrigerator magnet; limited to 3,000 copies worldwide)
- limited edition 10″ boxset (three 10″ LPs; 12-page booklet; album artwork poster; limited to 1,000 worldwide – 500 gold / 500 black)
- long sleeve shirt (pre-order package exclusive)
- short sleeve shirt (pre-order package exclusive)
ICED EARTH also joined forces with our favorite local record stores to release 500 limited-edition, hand-numbered vinyl “bootleg” copies of ‘PLAGUES OF BABYLON’ on January 14. This extremely limited “bootleg” pressing of the band’s new album became an instant collector’s item and is available only in record stores in North America. Click here to find your nearest local participating retailer.
In addition to the album streaming in its entirety on Spotify, you can also watch the official “Plagues Of Babylon” lyric video by clicking here, and hear the album track “Among The Living Dead” by clicking here. ICED EARTH have also released a video trailer to preview the album and their upcoming WORLDWIDE PLAGUES headlining tour that can be watched by clicking here.
“This is a seriously heavy album with a seriously brutal album cover,” says Jon Schaffer of ‘PLAGUES OF BABYLON’. “I’m sure it will go down as a classic in the epic ICED EARTH catalog. We feel that the package with SABATON and REVAMP is very strong and we are very excited to tour the U.S. and Canada again and kick some major ass!”
Exclusive VIP packages for the entire ICED EARTH North American tour are available now at www.enterthevault.com. VIP packages will remain onsale while supplies last.
Beginning with their groundbreaking self-titled debut album, ICED EARTH has remained steadfastly committed to championing heavy metal and continues to be one of America’s greatest classic metal bands. ‘PLAGUES OF BABYLON’ is no exception. From the sheer power of the title track and neck-breaking thrashers like “Among The Living Dead,” to the haunting “Cthulhu” and the colossal “If I Could See You” and “Spirit Of The Times,” ‘PLAGUES OF BABYLON’ takes fans on the thundering power trip that has become ICED EARTH’s trademark.
‘PLAGUES OF BABYLON’ Track Listing:
1. Plagues Of Babylon
3. The Culling
4. Among The Living Dead
6. The End?
7. If I Could See You
11. Spirit Of The Times
- Songs 1-6 form the ‘PLAGUES OF BABYLON story line, part of the ongoing ‘SOMETHING WICKED’ Universe™
- Cover and additional artwork by Eliran Kantor [TESTAMENT, ATHEIST, HATEBREED]
- Recorded at Principal Studios – Senden, Germany [KREATOR, IN EXTREMO, GRAVE DIGGER]
- Mixed at NHow Studios – Berlin, Germany
- Includes special guest vocalists throughout
WORLDWIDE PLAGUES TOUR – NORTH AMERICA
ICED EARTH with SABATON & REVAMP in support:
04: Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
05: Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
06: Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
07: Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
09: Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
10: Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
11: Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
12: Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
14: Toronto, ONT – Phoenix Concert Theatre
15: Quebec City, QC – Imperial Theater
16: Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
17: Philadelphia, PA – The Trocadero
18: New York, NY – Best Buy Theater
19: Worcester, MA – The Palladium
05: Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory Concert House
ICED EARTH online:
Not only musicians and freelance artists know this phenomenon: it’s impossible to deliver top creative performances at the push of a button. You need peace, leisure, and – most of all – a certain amount of serenity to create truly great works of art. “We used to be under permanent pressure from our record companies,” says Magnum mastermind Tony Clarkin. “They kept calling us, demanding hit singles and radio numbers. But that sort of thing doesn’t work on demand. Now we’re with SPV, where it’s a totally different situation. They give us the necessary time and trust us to do the right thing. That’s probably the reason why I enjoy working with Magnum again.”
Clarkin’s regained joy in his band is omnipresent on the latest Magnum offering, Escape From The Shadow Garden. Just like his simple yet logical work ethos: “I simply told myself: you’re a passable guitarist, so you should play the guitar. As the band’s guitarist and producer, I have all the freedom I need to create exactly what I feel like creating.” The result of his latest burst of creativity consists of eleven wonderfully melodic rock songs, which blend all the typical Magnum ingredients, sounding in a fascinating way both timeless and classic. “This band has certain unmistakable trademarks,” Clarkin explains. “Among them are my feel for melodies and Bob’s unique vocal style.”
Only a month after the release of its predecessor, On The 13th Day, Clarkin started with the preparations for Escape From The Shadow Garden – as always an exciting phase in his life. “Before you haven’t recorded and mixed every single note, you never really know whether you’ll be happy with the result. When I heard the final version of the eleven new songs with their different stories and diverse arrangements, I knew it had turned into an impressive and complete album. Together with the great cover artwork designed by Rodney Matthews (Asia, Nazareth, Eloy), this is a release, which forges an arch to the early days of Magnum’s career. And that’s wonderful! I was really happy when my friend Jimmy Lea of Slade came to visit me at the studio again and said: ‘You’ve done it again?’ It doesn’t matter whether by sheer luck or hard work – life could have gone a totally differently way.”
‘Escape From The Shadow Garden’ will be release on Steamhammer / SPV on March 19th in Scandinavia, March 21st in Germany, March 24th in Europe and April 1st in the US/Canada.
‘Escape From The Shadow Garden’ will be available as a limited digipak edition with bonus DVD, as a double gatefold coloured vinyl LP set incl. bonus track, standard jewel case CD and download.
1. Live ‘Til You Die
2. Unwritten Sacrifice
3. Falling For The Big Plan
4. Crying In The Rain
5. Too Many Clowns
6. Midnight Angel
7. The Art Of Compromise
8. Don’t Fall Asleep
9. Wisdom’s Had Its Day
10. Burning River
11. The Valley Of Tears
Recorded Over Six Nights In Europe Live Footage
(Black Skies – Freedom Day – All My Bridges – On A Storyteller’s Night)
Extras (On tour Footage)
(Too Many Clowns – Dance Of The Black Tattoo)
Jewel Case Version
1. Live ‘Til You Die
2. Unwritten Sacrifice
3. Falling For The Big Plan
4. Crying In The Rain
5. Too Many Clowns
6. Midnight Angel
7. The Art Of Compromise
8. Don’t Fall Asleep
9. Wisdom’s Had Its Day
10. Burning River
11. The Valley Of Tears
LP 1 Side One
1. Live ‘Til You Die
2. Unwritten Sacrifice
3. Falling For The Big Plan
LP 1 Side Two
1. Crying In The Rain
2. Too Many Clowns
3. Midnight Angel
LP 2 Side One
1. The Art Of Compromise
2. Don’t Fall Asleep
3. Wisdom’s Had Its Day
LP 1 Side Two
10. Burning River
11. The Valley Of Tears
12. Dance Of The Black Tattoo (live) – bonus track
The band once again worked with famous fantasy artist Rodney Matthews (Asia, Nazareth, Eloy) on the album artwork.
Three weeks after the release of ‘Escape From The Shadow Garden” MAGNUMset off on a huge European Tour.
MAGNUM Live 2014
07.04. FI-Helsinki – Tavastia
09.04. DK-Copenhagen – Amager Bio
10.04. SE-Gothenburg – Sticky Fingers
11.04. SE-Borlange – Liljan
12.04. SE-Sandviken – Backstage Rockclub
19.04. GB-Southampton – The Brook
20.04. GB-Buckley – Tivoli
22.04. GB-Oxford – O2
23.04. GB-Bristol – O2
24.04. GB-Norwich – Waterfront
25.04. GB-Leamington Spa – Assembly Halls
26.04. GB-Manchester – The Ritz
28.04. GB-Nottingham – Rock City
29.04. GB-Glasgow – Garage
30.04. GB-Newcastle – O2
02.05. GB-Holmfirth – Picturedome
03.05. GB-Wolverhampton – Wulfrun Hall
04.05. GB-London – Islington Town Hall
06.05. NL-Uden – De Pul
07.05. B-Vosselaar – Biebob
MAGNUM live 2014 (Double Headline Tour with SAGA)
08.05. D-Dortmund – FZW
09.05. D-Cologne- E-Werk
10.05. D-Emden – Nordseehalle
12.05. D-Hamburg – Docks
13.05. D-Berlin – Huxley`s Neue Welt
15.05. D-Saarbrücken – Garage
16.05. D-Filderstadt – FILharmonie
17.05. D-Offenbach – Capitol
19.05. D-Regensburg – Airport Obertrautling
20.05. D-Nürnberg – Rockfabrik
22.05. D-Munich – Circus Krone
23.05. CH-Pratteln – Z7
24.05. D-Ravensburg – Club-Oberschwabenhalle
MAGNUM live 2014 (Festival)
04-07.06. SE-Sölvesborg – Sweden Rock Festival
Tony Clarkin – guitars
Bob Catley – vocals
Mark Stanway – keyboards
Al Barrow – bass
Harry James – drums
Former Whitesnake guitarist Adrian Vandenberg returns in a brand new band, Moonkings. Moonkings debut will be released February 24th via Mascot records. There is no official word on a U.S. release date, but judging on the samples below, you may want to seek this release out at importers like Import CDS.com, CD Inzane or Amazon.uk.
Vandenberg’s MoonKings track listing
01. Lust And Lies
02. Close To You
03. Good Thing
05. Steal Away
06. Line Of Fire
07. Out Of Reach
08. Feel It
09. Leave This Town
10. One Step Behind
12. Nothing Touches
13. Sailing Ships
VOLBEAT ANNOUNCES RETURN TO NORTH AMERICA ON HEELS OF BEST METAL PERFORMANCE GRAMMY NOMINATION FOR “ROOM 24″(VOLBEAT FEATURING KING DIAMOND)
Coast-To-Coast Tour Begins April 3 At The Fillmore in Denver, CO
With Trivium and Digital Summer Supporting
Volbeat returns to North America on April 3rd for a tour of the U.S that brings the Danish quartet coast-to-coast. The run begins at The Fillmore in Denver, CO, and will wrap the second week of May on the East Coast with Trivium and Digital Summer supporting.
The band will arrive on North American shores on the heels of their first Grammy Nomination in the Best Metal Performance category for “Room 24” (Volbeat Featuring King Diamond). Alongside this industry honor, Volbeat has become a staple at Active Rock radio, cementing the band’s relevance with five consecutive #1 singles at the format. The most recent “Lola Montez” follows “The Hangman’s Body Count” which held on to the top spot for five weeks, and prior chart toppers “Warrior’s Call,” “Still Counting” and “Heaven Nor Hell.”
In the U.S., Volbeat’s most recent album release via Republic Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies has exceeded 200,000 copies sold, while overseas the title has been certified platinum in their home country of Denmark, Germany and Austria, with gold sales in Finland.
Since forming in Copenhagen in 2000, Volbeat has released five studio albums, and two live offerings that have turned the band into superstars, collecting platinum discs and prestigious awards making them one of the most talked about bands around the world. Volbeat’s fifth album, Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies, debuted at No. 1 in the band’s home country of Denmark alongside Canada, Germany, Norway, Switzerland and Austria. The new release saw a debut at No. 2 in Finland, No. 4 in the Netherlands and Sweden, and No. 9 in The United States. Volbeat is Michael Poulsen (vocals/guitar), Anders Kjølholm (bass) and Jon Larsen (drums), joined by former Anthrax/The Damned Things guitarist Rob Caggiano, who produced the new album with longtime Volbeat co-producer Jacob Hansen.
The upcoming tour marks Volbeat’s fourth visit to North American this album cycle, and follows an excursion as headliners of the Monster Energy Rock Allegiance Tour in August and September, 2013. This past year, the band has been one of the largest touring draws on the European continent headlining both festivals and a arena tour, and they appeared at the major Japanese festival Summer Sonic 2013 in both Tokyo and Osaka. Cumulatively, Volbeat has performed for over a million fans since the current album was released. Confirmed appearances for Spring, 2014 include:
4/03 Denver, CO The Fillmore Auditorium
4/04 Mescalero, NM Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort
4/06 Anaheim, CA The Grove
4/08 Modesto, CA Modesto Centre Plaza
4/09 Reno, NV Grand Sierra Theatre
4/10 Medford, OR Medford Armory
4/11 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory
4/13 Boise, ID Taco Bell Arena
4/14 Seattle, WA Paramount Theatre
4/15 Missoula, MT Wilma Theatre
4/17 Fargo, ND The Venue
4/18 LaCrosse, WI LaCrosse Center
4/19 Clive, IA 7 Flags Event Center
4/21 Ft. Wayne, IN Piere’s
4/22 Cleveland, OH The Agora
4/23 Louisville, KY Palace Theatre
4/27 Chattanooga, TN Track 29
4/28 Nashville, TN Marathon Music Works
4/30 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
5/01 Bethlehem, PA Sands Event Center
5/05 Niagara Falls, NY Rapids Theatre
5/06 Poughkeepsie, NY Mid Hudson Civic Center
5/08 Huntington, NY Paramount Theatre
5/09 Hampton Beach, NH Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
Cochise – line-up:
Paweł Małaszyński – vocals
Wojtek Napora – guitar
Radek Jasiński – bass guitar
Czarek Mielko – drumsThe official Cochise website:
Italy’s Martiria are to release a brand new album “R-evolution” on Rocksector Records, on 10th February 2014. The band includes former-Black Sabbath, Dio, and Heaven and Hell drummer Vinny Appice. The release celebrates the 10th anniversary of Martiria’s first album release “The Eternal Soul” in 2004.
Based in Rome, Martiria was originally formed in 1987, focusing mainly on doom metal. After several years delay whilst the members pursued alternative projects, the band re-grouped in 2002, released the debut album in 2004 and a further 4 albums up to and including 2012’s “Roma S.P.Q.R.” A small number of line-up changes occurred through these years – former members include Rick Anderson (Warlord) – culminating in the 2013 line-up which has recorded the new release….
Andy Menario (guitar and keyboards), Flavio Cosma (vocals), Derek Maniscalco (bass), Vinny Appice (drums), Marco R. Capelli (lyrics).
Music written by Andy Menario. Lyrics written by Marco R. Capelli.
Mixed and mastered at Antfarm Studio (Denmark), by producer Tue Madsen (The Haunted, Mnemic, Hatesphere, Ektomorf). Drums recorded at Freedom Studio (USA) by Thomas Le Blanc.
The resulting style of “R-evolution” is a combination of the band’s original doom metal vision including references to the sounds of Candlemass and Black Sabbath, mixed with the uplifting influences of classic and power metal. There’s drama and poerty in the superb vocals and lyrics, whilst the soundscape is epic and moving. Finally, of course the drumming of Vinny Appice adds a further dimension of undeniable quality.
The relationship with Vinny Appice was forged when in 2006 both Andy Menario and Marco R. Capelli worked with the drummer on the Power Project, which also featured Carl Sentance (ex-Krokus), Carlos Cavazo (ex-Quiet Riot), and Jeff Pilson (ex-Dokken).
“R-evolution” will be released physically into UK and Europe, and digitally worldwide, on 10th February 2014. A pre-order package will be available from 10th January.
The trailer video for the album, complete with the entire song for the first single “Revolution” is available to watch at youtube now on this link http://youtu.be/2TrGewuX38w
R-evolution Track Listing:
1. King Of Shadows (Orpheus)
2. Steam Power
3. Southern Seas
5. The Road To Tenochtitlan
6. Grim Reaper
7. Light Brigade
8. Dark Angels
10. The Mark Of Cain
11. The Viol And The Abyss
12. Across The Mountains
Band website: www.martiria.com Label website: www.rocksector.com
GUITAR MASTER ETHAN BROSH UNLEASHES ‘LIVE THE DREAM’
Prepare to be amazed! Live the Dream, the upcoming all-instrumental album from guitar wunderkind Ethan Brosh, is due out March 4 on drumming legend Carmine Appice’s new label, Rocker Records LLC, and Brosh’s dazzling chops and limitless imagination as a player and composer will undoubtedly delight metal aficionados and fill them with awe.
An honest-to-goodness guitar hero, Brosh, who grew up in Israel, is a daring six-string acrobat who plays with fire and precision, never sacrificing technical proficiency for flashy showmanship – although his dynamic, fleet-fingered solos, furious riffs and complex acoustic figures are wildly entertaining. Having added to his already bulging bag of tricks, the Berklee College of Music graduate, now an instructor at the school, soars to new heights on Live the Dream, pushing the envelope with supernatural guitar wizardry and drawing up stunningly inventive musical designs that are wondrous to behold.
“Rocker Records and Carmine Appice are excited to be working with one of metal’s up-and-coming young stars,” said the label’s Michael Cusanelli.
They are not alone in their admiration. Mixed by Max Norman (Ozzy Osbourne, Megadeth) and mastered by Bob Ludwig (Bon Jovi, Def Leppard and Iron
Maiden), Live the Dream – with cover art painted by Joe Petagno – is progressive and intellectual in its construction, showcasing refined melodic sensibilities
and a maturing instinct for developing intricate and diverse harmonies. Live the Dream, an album Brosh began promoting last spring while touring in support of
Yngwie Malmsteen, finds Brosh quickly evolving as a songwriter, even going so far as to effectively experiment with flamenco, trading off nylon string and
full-on electric guitar parts in a completely unique and beguiling fashion while also employing the formidable talents of Megadeth’s Dave Ellefson in a way
nobody would expect.
Brosh used to be in the band Angels of Babylon with Ellefson, who appears on two Live the Dream tracks. Together again, they go nuclear on the track “Rude
“The intent here was to create a heavy, in-your-face kind of tune with a real mean groove to it!” said Brosh, joined by bassist Alex Pierce and drummer Tyler
LeVander on Live the Dream. “I figured this tune could use the help of the greatest thrash metal bassist Dave Ellefson! I still can’t get over how huge
Ellefson’s bass intro sounds after the incredible mix of Max Norman!”
Brosh is just as enthused about the title track. “I feel this tune defines a lot of my guitar playing at this point in time,” he said. “It’s an epic tune that
combines some hard rock riffs that have lots of drive to them. I believe the beginning is a perfect introduction to this record and its dream concept!”
A product of an enjoyable creative process, “Space Invaders” is mind-blowing as well. “Since this is a guitar instrumental record after all, I figured I’d have
some fun with writing a tune that has a fast riff and lots of guitar harmonies, etc., etc. … I’m really proud of the way it came out because I feel the melodies
came out strong in the end,” said Brosh. “To me, that’s really important. People seem to respond really well to this one when we play it live. Maybe it’s because
it has too many nooooooootes!”
It’s a good bet they’ll embrace “Clean Slate,” too.
“The tune started as a guitar only idea,” said Brosh. “It developed through time. When I sit at the edge of the stage and play this tune, it is an intimate
moment between the audience and me, regardless of the crowd size. Once the band joins in with a big bang, it really hits the listener hard! I think we managed
to capture that vibe very well on the record, too. I have a feeling this will be a tune that stands out for people!”
Below is the track listing for Live the Dream:
1. Live the Dream
2. Forbidden Pleasure
3. Bottomless Pit
4. Knock on Wood
5. Space Invaders
6. Suspicious Exchange
7. Rude Awakening
8. Dawn of an Old Era
9. Clean Slate
10. Silver Lining
11. Up the Stairway
12. When Picks Fly
13. Crying Moon
For more information on Ethan Brosh, visit www.ethanbrosh.com
Heavy Metal Giants VICIOUS RUMORS start a new chapter and welcome new band members Nick Holleman on lead vocals, Tilen Hudrap on bass guitar and welcome back Bob Capka on guitar.
Nick, a native of Holland, has a powerful melodic voice with great range and tone. A natural talent with high octane stage presence and endless sustain. VR fans old and new were stunned by his performance on the last tour in the USA. Nick was hired on the spot after band leader Geoff Thorpe saw a video on Youtube!” I just imagined him singing our songs and it works perfectly. Once we met and the chemistry was right I realized I found the right guy for the job!”
Tilen is a native of Slovenia. After a series of auditions, Tilen was hired last summer to fill in on tour. The band liked his aggressive playing and monster stage presence so much that he was invited to join the band as a full time member after his first show in July. Tilen already played 2 world tours with the band (Europe and USA, 50 shows) and appears in the newest video for the title track off the current album “Electric Punishment”.
VR welcomes back Bob Capka, who played on the highly acclaimed ” Electric Punishment” CD and has been on 3 tours in Europe and the USA. Bob brings shredding solos and riffs as well as a hunter’s killer attitude to the stage show.
Original members guitar player Geoff Thorpe and drummer Larry Howe are proud to officially announce that this killer new line-up has already recorded a new live album!
The legendary institution that is Vicious Rumors is stronger and faster than ever. After eighty shows on tour in 2013, the new VR line-up has recorded the massive “Live U to Death 2 American Punishment”. VR has captured the power and precision with classics that have never been recorded live. “Towns on Fire”, “Worlds and Machines”, “Master Mind”, “World Church”, “You Only Live Twice”, to name a few. Thirteen tracks in total. The album was recorded during the “American Punishment Tour” in the United States of America in Sept/Oct 2013.
Four albums in four years the mighty, VR ball is sharper then ever. Upcoming tours include European summer festivals,a South America Tour in September/October and also Australian/New Zealand shows in 2014′. Vicious Rumors will play the “70.000 Tons of Metal” festval cruise this year from January 27th – January 31st playing the whole “Digital Dictator” album in its entirety for the first time ever!
Don’t miss VR’s epic Heavy Metal Attack… “Live U to Death 2 American Punishment” on SPV/Steamhammer to be released early 2014. Look for VR on Tour as the ball rolls through your town in the 2014.
Lynch Mob will rock the west coast in February, delivering classic favorites and tracks from the latest record while introducing a new vocalist for the diversely-pedigreed band.
For twelve years with Dokken, George Lynch was able to develop a groundbreaking brand of guitar virtuoso that would also earn a Grammy nomination. In the early 1990s, Lynch launched his own project, Lynch Mob, which harnessed the talent of rock’s best players and released several well-received records, from 1990s WICKED SENSATION to the most recent UNPLUGGED. Tracks like “Wicked Sensation,” “River of Love” and “Tangled in the Web” have solidified George Lynch’s position on Guitar World’s list of Greatest Guitarists Of All Time. Live, Lynch Mob is described as desert- infused blues-based rock with a penchant for extended improvising, harkening back to the glorious jam days of the late 60’s and early 70’s.
“…a guitar hero by anyone’s standards.” Legendary Rock Interviews
“…one of the most gifted musicians on the planet…” Rock Music Star
Lynch’s current work also includes the film “Shadow Nation,” which explores a hybrid way of life, merging modern society with the ancient practices of people who have lived in harmony with the land for thousands of years; native American Indians. The film reveals its message through the journey of a group of renowned musical artists as they share their rock music on a road trip through Indian reservations of the southwest. http://shadowtrainmovie.com/synopsis/ He has also teamed with Arcane Inc. to create a new signature series of Mr. Scary guitar pickups http://mrscaryguitars.com/pickups/.
The current iteration of Lynch Mob is an unusual combination of rock backgrounds. Bassist Kevin Baldes is an original member of the Orange County alternative rock band Lit. Lit’s platinum album A PLACE IN THE SUN spawned three top ten hits including “My Own Worst Enemy.” He’s also played with Sugarcult, MEST and Good Man Down. Jimmy D’Anda is on drums. With L.A. based rock band BulletBoys and its hit “Smooth Up In Ya,” he earned a Gold album and toured the world with rock’s biggest acts.
Being introduced on this tour is new vocalist Thadeus Gonzalez. With Oakland-based Electric Sister, Tad enjoyed critical acclaim from not only the release of THE LOST ART OF ROCK & ROLL, but also supporting gigs with KISS/Motley Crue, Slash, Black Label Society, and Danko Jones. He’s been called “a frontman to watch” and “a definitive rock ‘n’ roll voice.”
Confirmed dates for the Lynch Mob Wynter 2014 tour include:
2/13 Vamp’d Las Vegas, NV
2/14 Whisky A Go Go Hollywood CA
2/15 Brick By Brick San Diego CA
2/19 El Corazon Seattle WA
2/20 Tonic Lounge Portland OR
2/21 The Boardwalk Orangevale CA
2/22 M15 Concert Bar Corona CA
2/23 910 Live Tempe AZ
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH AXEMAN JASON HOOK
TO APPEAR ON INAUGURAL EPISODE OF SEASON 13
OF VH1 CLASSICS’ “THAT METAL SHOW” THIS
SATURDAY, JANUARY 18TH
HOOK SOLO ALBUM DUE OUT SPRING, 2014 AS FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH CONTINUES TO TOUR WORLD
Heavy metal and hard rock fans worldwide can tune in to the inaugural episode of season 13 of VH1 Classics’ “That Metal Show” this Saturday, January 18th at 11:00PM, EST/8:00PM, PST to catch Five Finger Death Punch axeman Jason Hook as the featured guitarist. Hook will appear throughout the entire episode, bringing his signature showmanship and blistering riffs to the show that caters to all things hard rock and heavy metal.
As lead guitarist for the wildly successful Five Finger Death Punch, Jason Hook is currently touring the globe in support of the band’s latest series of releases, THE WRONG SIDE OF HEAVEN AND THE RIGHTEOUS SIDE OF HELL, VOLUMES 1 AND 2. Released late last year, both albums debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart, respectively. In between the band’s extensive touring schedule, Jason Hook is writing and recording his second solo album, which is set for release this Spring.
As a member of the multi-platinum hard rock/metal outfit Five Finger Death Punch, Jason Hook has established himself as a highly respected guitarist, garnering coverage in all hard rock, metal and player publications. Although he may be best known for his role in Five Finger Death Punch, Hook is also an exceptionally skilled studio and touring musician who has played with the likes of such diverse artists as Alice Cooper, Vince Neil and more. Jason Hook‘s forthcoming second solo release, is highly-anticipated by both fans and critics and will offer a more diverse look at his talents. Jason’s first solo record, SAFETY DUNCE, won an L.A. Music Award for “Best Instrumental Record.”
ROCK ON THE RANGE 2014
EXPANDS TO THREE FULL DAYS
GUNS N’ ROSES, AVENGED SEVENFOLD AND KID ROCK
TOP BILL OF MORE THAN 60 ACTS AFTER SELL-OUT IN 2013
PERFORMERS FOR AMERICA’S PREMIER ROCK FESTIVAL
MAY 16, 17 & 18 AT OHIO’S COLUMBUS CREW STADIUM
INCLUDE FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, SLAYER, STAIND, MOTORHEAD,
SEETHER, CHEVELLE, ALTER BRIDGE, MASTODON AND MANY MORE
Following last year’s expansion to include three nights of music, America’s premier rock festival–ROCK ON THE RANGE–has once again upped the ante by growing to three full days of music for this year’s annual event, May 16, 17 & 18 at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, OH.
Featuring headlining sets from Guns N’ Roses, Avenged Sevenfold and Kid Rock, the lineup includes more than 60 of the World’s hardest rocking acts including: Five Finger Death Punch, Slayer, Staind, Motorhead, Seether, Chevelle, Alter Bridge, Mastodon, Black Label Society, Killswitch Engage and many more (the full line-up is below). Beyond the expanded musical offerings, this year’s festival will include the return of ROTR Comedy Tent, featuring Jim Breuer, Jim Florentine and many up-and-coming comedians.
Weekend passes including Field GA, Stadium GA, hotel and VIP packages and a stadium 4-pack go on sale Friday, January 24 at 10:00 AM (ET). Additional details about the variety of ticketing, hotel and camping packages can be found at RockOnTheRange.com. Visit the website, http://www.facebook.com/rockontherange and http://www.twitter.com/rockontherange for the most up-to-date information.
Some of the ROTR 2014 artists weigh in with their thoughts on performing this coming May:
“We are so honored to be headlining Rock on the Range. We take pride in our show and always try to outdo ourselves from the time before. Rock on the Range will be the perfect place to celebrate with our fans from all over the world and put on the killer show that they have come to expect from us. We are pulling out all the stops.”
–M. Shadows, Avenged Sevenfold
“We have had legendary shows at ROTR. We always try to arrange our tour schedules so we can be part of this festival. It’s just a must do. Rock On The Range has become a destination event where people travel to from all over the country, if not all over the world.”
–Zoltan, Five Finger Death Punch
“Super excited to be a part of Rock On The Range this year!! I think it’s awesome to have an edgy band like Slayer on board for this round. Can’t wait to hit the stage!!!”
–Kerry King, Slayer
The full ROTR 2014 Line-Up:
Guns N’ Roses, Avenged Sevenfold, Kid Rock, Five Finger Death Punch, Slayer, Staind, Motorhead, Seether, Chevelle, Alter Bridge, Mastodon, Black Label Society, Killswitch Engage, Bring Me The Horizon, Theory of a Deadman, Down, Black Stone Cherry, Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience, Pop Evil, Of Mice & Men, Adelitas Way, Trivium, Gojira, Suicidal Tendencies, The Pretty Reckless, We Came as Romans, Fuel, Redlight King, Miss May I, Reignwolf, Thousand Foot Krutch, Texas Hippie Coalition, Rev Theory, Skindred, Kyng, Fozzy, Heaven’s Basement, Butcher Babies, Nothing More, Exodus, King 810, Devour the Day, We As Human, We Are Harlot, Kvelertak, Jim Breuer Band, One OK Rock, Twelve Foot Ninja, Avatar, WERM, Monster Truck, Wilson, Crobot and Truckfighters with comedians Jim Breuer, Jim Florentine and more.
“Sure it’s important to do this festival for the bands, but mostly we do it for the incredibly loyal rock fans…They truly are the lifeblood of Rock on the Range, and it’s really all about the value proposition to them,” commented Joe Litvag, Co-Executive Producer of ROTR for AEG Live. “So now we come with GnR, Avenged Sevenfold, Kid Rock and more than 60 other amazing bands starting at $99 to deliver on our commitment of ‘value’ to rock fans everywhere…It’s going to be an unforgettable weekend!”
“When ROTR sold out last year we knew the bar had to be raised. With these headliners along with Five Finger Death Punch, Slayer, Motorhead, Staind, Seether and so many more, there is no doubt now that Rock On The Range has become THE #1 rock festival.” said Gary Spivack, Co-Executive Producer of ROTR. “And since year one, Monster Energy has been a partner at the festival and we are excited to announce their expanding support; their dedication to the genre as well as breaking new artists is second to none.”
“Rock on the Range has emerged as a powerhouse event for our organization, the City of Columbus and rock fans from around the country,” said Columbus Crew President Mark McCullers. “We have invested in some significant facility improvements that will add to the Ranger experience and this year’s event will be another blockbuster show.”
Presented by Danny Wimmer Presents, 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, who return as the Main Stage sponsor; Crazy Dave’s Music Experience (an interactive exhibit that features all the elements that are involved in making music in in a professional band setting); the Ernie Ball Battle Of The Bands Contest (launching this Spring for your chance to play the stage at ROTR).
The nationally renowned festival, part of the World’s Loudest Month Festival Series, is centrally located in the heart of the country and has annually drawn huge weekend crowds since its inception in 2007, including a sold-out crowd of over 103,000 fans in 2013.
The Hellpop II Tour came to Cincinnati, Ohio’s Bogart’s on Sunday night, but there was a little problem. You see, In This Moment had to postpone their show, as Maria Brink has been ill.
With the absence of the tour’s headliner, Bogart’s and the other bands on the Hellpop II Tour decided to make this a free show. Anyone could walk in and check out this event, and judging from the packed house at Bogart’s, many did.
Before the Mourning, All Hail The Yeti, Devout the Day & Butcher Babies took advantage of the situation by electrifying the crowd with their heavy, hair flying metal. The Cincinnati fans loved definitely loved every minute of it. The show had more crowd surfers than I have seen at any local events in quite some time. All of the bands were great, but it was the Butcher Babies who stole their show.
Devour The Day singer, Blake Allison joined in the crowd surfing fun during the band’s set, and The Butcher Babies’ Heidi Sheperd and Carla Harvey got up close and personal singing to the crowd atop the Bogart’s pit barrier, while the security scrambled to hold them up, and manage to deflect the onslaught of crowd surfers that made their way into the pit.
This show could have easily been cancelled, but instead it turned out to be a great night of metal in Cincinnati. In This Moment & Butcher Babies will return to Bogarts on February 3rd, 2014. Don’t miss them!