There are a few notable hard rock & metal releases this week! New stuff is out this week from Hinder, Gamma Ray, Chevelle, Yngwie Malmsteen and a kick ass debut from Humbucker!
Chevelle – Stray Arrows – A Collection of Favorites
Gamma Ray – Live: Skeletons & Majesties
Humbucker – R.O.C.K.S.
Hinder – Welcome To the Freakshow
Affiance – The Campaign
Bloody Hammers – S/T (Import)
Yngwie Malmsteen – Spellbound
READY TO RELEASE
“STRAY ARROWS-A Collection of Favorites”
DECEMBER 4 ON EPIC RECORDS
FIRST-EVER COLLECTION CONTAINS ELEVEN “TOP 10” ROCK HITS
PLUS THE BRAND NEW SONG, “FIZGIG”
It’s been quite the year for the Platinum-selling alternative hard rock trio CHEVELLE, after sold-out tours and the release of their sixth full-length album Hats Off To The Bull; which scored the group one of the biggest hits of their career with the explosive single “Face to The Floor.” With eleven “Top 10” rock and alternative singles and over 4 million albums sold in the U.S. alone, the group will release their first-ever collection of hits titled STRAY ARROWS-A Collection of Favorites on December 4 via Epic Records. The collection will feature all eleven hits and a brand new song titled “Fizgig.”
The Chicago trio CHEVELLE—PETE LOEFFLER (Guitars, Vocals), SAM LOEFFLER (Drums) and DEAN BERNARDINI (Bass, Vocals)–have long characterized the spirit of the underdog since their independent debut album Point #1. The group joined Epic Records and delivered their major label breakthrough in 2002 with Wonder What’s Next. The platinum-release spawned the chart-topping hits “Send The Pain Below” and “The Red,” and led to high profile tours like OZZfest. Their follow-up This Type of Thinking Could Do Us In (2004) exceeded gold status and its follow-up Vena Sara bolstered their national prominence even further. The band scored its highest entry on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart when Sci-Fi Crimes (2009) debuted at #6 on the chart. Their latest release Hats Off To The Bull (2011) scored them two radio hits “Face To The Floor”–which dominated the #1 spot on the Active Rock Chart for over 13 weeks–and the title track “Hats Off To The Bull.”
With the band’s most-loved tracks along with a brand new track, STRAY ARROWS-A Collection of Favorites is a must-have for any rock-loving music fan.
Following is the tracklisting for STRAY ARROWS-A Collection of Favorites:
2. Same Old Trip
3. Vitamin R (Leading Us Along)
4. The Red
5. I Get It
6. Face To The Floor
7. Send The Pain Below
8. Sleep Apnea
9. The Clincher
10. Hats Off To The Bull
11. The Meddler
JANUS—singer David Scotney, guitarist Mike Tyranski, bassist Alan Quitman and drummer Johnny Salazar—experienced great success with their 2009 debut album, RED RIGHT RETURN, but the band’s new album, NOX AERIS, reveals how far they’ve come.
THREE DAYS GRACE ANNOUNCE U.S. HEADLINE DATES WITH SPECIAL GUEST CHEVELLE ALONG WITH ADELITA’S WAY
Tour begins in Grand Rapids, MI on March 26, 2010
Three Days Grace have announced dates for their U.S. headlining tour in support of the band’s most recent release Life Starts Now. The first leg of the tour will start in Grand Rapids, MI on March 26th at the Delta Plex and conclude on April 16th in Springfield, MA at the Springfield Civic Center. Joining Three Days Grace on tour will be special guests Chevelle as well as Adelita’s Way.
“Break” the first single from Life Starts Now has been #1 on the Active Rock Radio chart for 12 weeks and was #1 at Mainstream Rock for seven weeks. It also reached Top 5 at Alternative Radio. Life Starts Now debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 charts making it the highest debut ever for the band.
The second single “The Good Life” is just now being serviced at radio.
The band just completed a 2 month co-headlining tour of the U.S. with Breaking Benjamin and special guest Flyleaf and prior to that a national headline Canadian tour.
The Toronto-based rock band is comprised of Adam Gontier (vocals, guitar), Neil Sanderson (drums, piano), Brad Walst (bass), and Barry Stock (lead guitar).
Their first album, the self titled Three Days Grace, was released in 2003. The album generated 3 hit singles, “I Hate Everything About You” which reached #2 on the Mediabase Modern Rock chart and Top 5 on the Mediabase Mainstream Rock chart, “ Just Like You” which went to #1 on both the Mediabase Modern Rock and Mediabase Mainstream Rock charts, and “Home” which went to #2 on the Mediabase Mainstream Rock chart.
One-X, the band’s sophomore album was released in 2006 and debuted on the Billboard Album Chart at #5. That album also produced 3 #1 Mediabase Mainstream Rock singles “Animal I’ve Become,” “Pain” and “Never Too Late.”
In 2007 Mediabase ranked Three Days Grace as the # 1 artist in airplay across all rock formats (Modern Rock, Active Rock, Mainstream Rock). That same year R&R/Billboard also ranked Three Days Grace as # 1 Active Rock Artist of the Year, # 1 Rock Artist of the Year and # 2 Modern Rock/Alternative Artist of the Year.
Both Three Days Grace and One-X have been certified Platinum. Three Days Grace has sold over 4 million albums worldwide.
Tickets go on sale Friday, February 19th and Saturday, February 20th. Fan club early pre-sale begins on Tuesday, February 15th. For a full listing please see below:
THREE DAYS GRACE HEADLINE TOUR
WITH SPECIAL GUEST CHEVELLE AND ADELITA’S WAY:
March 26 Grand Rapids, MI Delta Plex On Sale Feb 20th at 10AMEST
March 27 Saginaw, MI Dow Event Center On Sale Feb 20th at 10AMEST
March 28 Green Bay, WI Resch Center On Sale Feb 20th at 11AMCST
March 30 St. Paul, MN Roy Wilkins On Sale Feb 20th at 10AMCST
March 31 Council Bluffs, IA Mid-America Center On Sale Feb 20th at 10AMCST
April 2 Tupelo, MS Bankcorp South On Sale Feb 19th at 10AMCST
April 3 Biloxi, MS Mississippi Coliseum On Sale Feb 20th at 10AMEST
April 6 Huntsville, AL Von Braun Center On Sale Feb 20th at 10AMEST
April 7 Pikeville, KY Eastern KY Expo Cntr On Sale Feb 19th at 10AMEST
April 9 Savannah, GA Savannah Civic Center On Sale Feb 19th at 10AMEST
April10 Raleigh, NC RBC Center On Sale Feb 19th at 10AMEST
April 11 Charlotte, NC Bojangles Coliseum On Sale Feb 20th at 10AMEST
April 13 Knoxville, TN Knoxville Civic On Sale Feb 19th at 10AMEST
April 15 Elmira, NY First Arena On Sale Feb 20th at 10AMEST
April 16 Springfield, MA Mass Mutual Center On Sale Feb 20th at 10AMEST
Hard rock mavens Staind, Shinedown, Chevelle and Halestorm will be teaming up this summer for the “Stimulate This!” tour, a four-band bill designed to offer fans maximum value at a minimal price.
Making its way across the U.S. beginning July 1 and extending through early September, the “Stimulate This!” tour will hit more than 40 U.S. markets, including some of the hardest hit by the recession. In a show of solidarity for their fans, the four bands have worked closely with the concert promoters to create a package of exceptional value for ticket buyers. Through their collective efforts, they’ve been able to maintain modest base ticket prices that remain mostly under $40 each — half the cost of comparable multi-band summer tour packages — with some venues offering lawn seats for less than $10. Additionally, each tour stop will include special promotions for ticket holders that will vary from market to market, but could include discounts on concessions at the venue during the show, store discounts at local retailers, and online rebates for band merchandise to name a few.
Inspired by the bands’ efforts to craft a cost-efficient tour for their fans during these hard times, Atlantic Records will give away a pair of tickets to five fans in every market who pose the best reason as to why they need a free night of rock. Fans can send their stories and enter the contest through Atlantic Records’ website, www.atlanticrecords.com. More details will be available soon on the website.
“Wall Street got its bailout; now it’s time for rock fans to get theirs,” said Staind frontman Aaron Lewis. “This summer, we want to give our fans one night where they can forget about everything else and experience a great rock show.”
“We’ve always said that we, as a band, only answer to one boss… and that’s everyone in the audience,” offers Shinedown’s Brent Smith. “It’s our job… our privilege to offer our fans an escape. Teaming up with these other great bands, we’re doing what we can to help lift everyone’s spirits in these tough times… the power of music can do that.”
Staind’s latest album, “The Illusion of Progress,” marks the band’s fourth consecutive studio album to debut in the top 3 on the Billboard 200 and features the #1 alternative rock song, “Believe.” The Atlantic recording group’s decade-long career is marked by more than 13 million in album sales worldwide and five #1 singles spanning three different radio formats. “The Illusion of Progress” is the band’s sixth studio album and the follow-up to 2005’s certified platinum “Chapter V.” Produced by Johnny K (3 Doors Down, Disturbed, Avenged Sevenfold), Staind recorded “The Illusion of Progress” in frontman Aaron Lewis’s home studio. Currently the third single from the album, “This Is It,” is climbing up the Active Rock radio chart. Staind is Aaron Lewis (vocals/guitar), Mike Mushok (guitar), Jon Wysocki (drums/percussion), and Johnny April (bass, vocals).
Atlantic recording group Shinedown’s latest single, “Second Chance,” is proving to be a cross-over smash, earning the Jacksonville, Florida-based band its highest chart position yet on the pop charts, coming in at #11 this week and rising — the track has already gone to #1 at Active Rock and #2 at Alternative. The companion video for “Second Chance” has climbed to #4 on VH1’s Top 20 Countdown and also enjoys airplay on MTV, MTV2, and Fuse. The title track from Shinedown’s current album, “THE SOUND OF MADNESS,” recently stormed to #6 at Active Rock, continuing the band’s staggering run of 10 consecutive Top 10 hits at the format. Produced by multiple Grammy award winner Rob Cavallo (Kid Rock, Green Day), “THE SOUND OF MADNESS” has been RIAA-certified Gold after debuting at #8 on the Billboard 200 upon release last summer. The album marks the band’s first foray into the international marketplace and has already been met with incredible enthusiasm, particularly in the UK: “The man is simply a masterful entertainer and frontman, a star,” enthused Kerrang! about lead singer Brent Smith; “There’s little doubt that Shinedown are among the most exciting new bands around,” declared Classic Rock. “THE SOUND OF MADNESS” follows the band’s platinum selling debut “LEAVE A WHISPER” and gold-certified followup “US AND THEM.” Shinedown is Brent Smith (vocals), Barry Kerch (drums), Zach Myers (guitars), and Eric Bass (bass).
Multi-platinum Epic recording artists Chevelle have just wrapped up recording their highly-anticipated new album “Letter From a Thief” which will hit stores later this summer. The Chicago-based trio spent seven weeks co-producing the new album with Brian Virtue (Jane’s Addiction, 30 Seconds to Mars, Deftones) in Nashville, Tennessee and are excited to hit the road and debut their new material. “Letter From a Thief” marks Chevelle’s fifth studio album and will follow up 2007’s smash “Vena Sera.” Formed in 1995, the Chicago-based band has remained a staple in the hard rock scene with six Top 5 Modern Rock hits under their belt, including the #1 songs “Send the Pain Below” and “Vitamin R (Leading Us Along)” as well as fan favorites, “The Red” and “The Clincher.” Chevelle is Pete Loeffler (vocals, guitars), brother Sam Loeffler (drums), and brother-in-law Dean Bernardini (bass).
Atlantic recording group Halestorm just released their self-titled debut album. Produced by Howard Benson, “Halestorm” is an explosive collection of infectious hard rock anthems, a fiery flurry of sexy hooks and rough and tumble grooves. Steering this runaway train is singer/guitarist Lzzy Hale, who brings a hypnotic intensity to such tracks as the sensual first single “I Get Off,” which is bulleting up the top 30 on the Active Rock radio chart.
Visit www.staind.com, www.shinedown.com, www.chevelleinc.com and www.halestormrocks.com for up-to-the-minute updates.
All dates with Staind, Shinedown, Chevelle and Halestorm
except * (see below):
7/2 and 7/31 with Staind, Chevelle and Halestorm only
7/12 all four bands part of WHRL Big Day Out festival
7/25 with Staind and Shinedown only
Additional dates to be announced.
1 Peoria, IL Peoria Civic Center
2 St. Paul, MN Harriet Island*
4 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
7 Roanoke, VA Roanoke Convention Center
9 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion
10 Gilford, NH Meadowbrook US Cellular Pavilion
12 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center*
14 Boston, MA Bank of America Pavilion
16 Wallingford, CT Chevrolet Theatre
17 Asbury Park, NJ Asbury Park Convention Hall
21 Pikeville, KY Eastern Kentucky Expo Center
22 Corbin, KY Southeastern KY Agricultural & Expo
24 Evansville, IN Roberts Stadium
25 Dubuque, IA Dubuque County Fair*
26 Brookings, SD Swiftel Center
28 Rapid City, SD Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Arena
29 Billings, MT MetraPark Arena
31 Rochester, MN Mayo Civic Center*
10 Ridgefield, WA The Amphitheatre at Clark County
13 Denver, CO The Fillmore Auditorium
14 Rio Rancho, NM Santa Ana Star Center
15 Lubbock, TX Lonestar Amphitheater
18 Laredo, TX Laredo Entertainment Center
28 Toledo, OH Toledo Zoo Amphitheatre
30 Philadelphia, PA Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing