Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax — the “Big Four” of 1980s thrash metal — and iTunes in the U.S. have teamed up to celebrate the upcoming release of the “The Big 4: Live From Sofia, Bulgaria” DVD by offering you a FREE video download of members from all four bands performing a cover version of Diamond Head‘s “Am I Evil?”together that night. Download the video and check out discounts on all four bands’ audio and video releases that are available on iTunes in the United States here. This Heavy Metal treat is only good for one week. Download your free video now!!
DANZIG HITS THE ROAD
Special Nine City Tour to Usher in the Release of Deth Red Sabaoth Begins
Three In-Store Signings June 19, 21, and 24
DANZIG: DETH RED SABOTH
(The End Records; June 22)
Fans can also meet Glenn Danzig at three in-store autograph signings to be held around the tour, included Saturday June 19 at Vintage Vinyl in NJ, Monday, June 21 at Newbury Comics in Boston, MA, and Thursday, June 24 at Record Exchange in Boise, Idaho. See the tour itinerary below for more information.
Danzig plans to dig deep into his career-defining catalogue and perform tracks from Danzig, Lucifuge, How the Gods Kill, and on up to the present, including several new songs from Deth Red Sabaoth. “Danzig fans have their own favorites from throughout the years,” said Glenn, “and I hope the set list we put together will satisfy everyone.”
Deth Red Sabaoth, which marks Danzig’s ninth studio venture that began back in 1988 with the Rick Rubin-produced, Platinum-certified Danzig, is an 11-track collection penned by Danzig, and is laced with Glenn’s lycanthropic growls and blues-infected wailing. Tracks including “Black Candy, “The Revengeful,” and “On A Wicked Night,” emit a spectral glow to rival the highest points in Danzig’s colossal discography. Part I of the exquisite two-part “Pyre of Souls” opens with acoustic guitar, haunting piano, Glenn’s plainsong vocal, and an almost dirge-like feel; Part II explodes with electric guitars and a driving, mesmerizing cadence.
In addition to the upcoming Deth Red Sabaoth, Danzig has just published a book of select, previously unreleased Misfits, Danzig, and Samhaim lyrics, titled “Hidden Lyrics of the Left Hand” (Verotik). The book features illustrations by Simon Bisley, who has painted numerous album covers for Danzig and collaborated on many Verotik comic titles.
Glenn Danzig has received many titles, from the Godfather of Dark Metal to a punk pioneer to a man of integrity, but most agree that over his near-30-year career, his intense musical and lyrical statements have left a permanent mark on rock music. He is a gifted songwriter, and his songs have been covered by such diverse artists as Johnny Cash, Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, and Roy Orbison, just to name a few. His “13,” originally written for Johnny Cash and then recorded for Glenn’s own Satan’s Child, was the opening song in last year’s box office smash and Golden Globe winner, “The Hangover.” Danzig’s music is dark, gothic, and haunting, and continues to influence generation after generation of musicians and music fans across the globe.
Amazon is currently offering a FREE MP3 download of “On A Wicked Night,” get it here.
Danzig’s special nine-city tour dates are as follows:
16 The Fillmore, Charlotte, NC
18 Nokia Theatre, New York, NY
19 Vintage Vinyl In-Store Signing, Fords, NJ, 2:30 – 4:30 PM
19 Trocadero Theatre, Philadelphia, PA
21 Newbury Comics In-Store Signing, Boston, MA, 4:30 – 6:30 PM
21 House of Blues, Boston, MA
24 Record Exchange In-Store Signing, Boise, ID, 6 – 7:30pm
24 Knitting Factory, Boise, ID
25 Knitting Factory, Reno, NV
26 Nokia, Los Angeles, CA
27 Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, CA
Taproot’s song, “Fractured (Everything I Said Was True)” is Amazon.com’s free download of the day. Get your free download at this link!
Click here to sign up for the Hellyeah mailing list, and get your free download of “Cowboy Way”!
Download an MP3 of Soulfly’s newest track, “Rise of the Fallen,” featuring Greg Puciato of Dillinger Escape Plan.
The download will only be available until Monday 3/29 at 11 AM EST, so hurry and get it now.
Get Violent Divine’s song “Blackheart” for free via Amazon.com at this link!
You can view the video for “Blackheart” below.
Can’t get enough Clutch these days? Check out http://www.pro-rock.com/freesongweathermaker to download a free never-before-heard Clutch mp3 called “Metroliner Special.”
Simply go to the above URL and enter your email to have the track sent directly to your inbox and get rockin’ with bonus Strange Cousins from the West material. See why they been called “a reliable source of constant unstoppable rock” in yet another gut-busting track from the Maryland rockers.
In honor of Father’s Day, BLACK STONE CHERRY has made their new single, ‘Things My Father Said’, available as a FREE download for today only. It can be found at this location.
Trapt is giving away a free download of their song “Contagious”. Get it here for free!!
Catch Trapt on Tour at one of their following dates:
|Green River, WY
El Paso, TX
Chippewa Falls, WI
Cedar Rapids, IA
San Diego, CA
Santa Rosa, CA
|Stratton Myers Park
Downtown Street Festival
Northern Wisconsin Fair
House of Rock
House of Blues
Last Day Salon
Upper Peninsula State Fair
With some of the most impressive hard rock credits behind their name, DC4 is comprised of Rowan Robertson (guitars), Jeff Duncan (guitars/lead vox), Matt Duncan (bass, backing vox), and Shawn Duncan (drums). Past and present associations of individual band members include Dio, Armored Saint, & Odin (among other notable major and independent label recording artists).
DC4 Released Their Latest Album EXPLODE On Chavis Records In January, 2009. The Album Contains 10 High Octane Songs. Including Radio Favorites God Complex and Candy Caine.
DC4 Just recently performed to a SOLD OUT crowd at the Key Club in Hollywood, Ca.for their record release party in support of Explode. DC4 is lined up for many shows and festivals in 2009. Next up is Texas Rockfest in Austin, TX. on 03/20 and 03/21.
Cirkus is celebrating the start of the new year, their new Cirkus Freak Shop and last but not least, their debut album Let the Madness Begin by giving away one of their previously released songs for free !
Download “D.O.A.” ( taken from the EP/Demo 2006 Shut Up N’ Suck) in MP3 format to your computer by clicking on the following link : http://www.cirkusmusic.se/index2.php?page=doadownload
( To download the MP3 right click on the link and “save as target”. If you have tool to unzip files you can download the zip file by just clicking on the link).
The Trans-Siberian Orchestra have issued a new song entitled ‘Night Enchanted’ via Amazon.com as a free mp3 download. It is available a day early, having originally been scheduled for a November 25th release. The track is, presumably, taken from their long awaited, long delayed new album, Night Castle and is available for a limited time. Go to this location for an audio sample and to download!
Courtesy of Bravewords.
Papa Roach has released a new video called “Hollywood Whore”. Instead of giving you a free download, they are offering you a free copy of the video, that you can put anywhere!
You can watch the “Hollywood Whore” video below.
We are letting you download 5 trax from the new album ‘SEX DRUGS ANARCHY’ for FREE!!!
The trax’s been re-mastered for your optimal sound when played at radio and clubs. PLEASE, spread the songs to all your friends, music lovers, local rock clubs and DJ’s.
Burn as many cd’s you may want and start making requests at venues, radio stations etc.
These trax will be published and available through out all of November 2008 starting Saturday 1st.
DONT MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY!!! VISIT THE OFFICIAL GEMINI FIVE WEBSITE WWW. GEMINFIVE. COM
Halloween is a time of ghouls, ghosts, and SCREAMING SKULLS!!! With All Hallow’s Eve right around the corner Quarterstick shredders Dead Child decided the timing was right to release a new single from their recent album Attack.
The appropriately titled “Screaming Skull” is available for free download by clicking the link below!
In addition to releasing a new track, Dead Child guitarist David Pajo
has put together what we believe to be one of the finest Halloween Metal
mixes ever for iMeem.com. Pajo explains, “Here are thirteen songs I’d
play at any Halloween party to wake up the devil for a few drinks. It’s
a fairly narrow (or wide) range of metal, depending on your politics.”
Not only are there some killer tunes to be found here, but DP also adds
some valuable insight into his own selection philosophy with a running
commentary intro for each track. This is definitely worth checking out,
and you can do so right here.
The playlist includes tracks from Asunder, Ghoul, Darkthrone, Krallice,
Bloodbath, Autopsy, Kataklysm, Carcass, Coroner, Dead Child, Cannibal
Corpse, Toxic Holocaust, and Skeletonwitch.
Eden’s Curse are delighted to present to you the first digital single release from the forthcoming new studio album The Second Coming, the track Angels & Demons, which is streaming in FULL and is available to download from the Official Eden’s Curse Myspace site: http://www.myspace.com/edenscurse
The track, written by Paul Logue, Pete Newdeck, Michael Eden, Thorsten Koehne and Carsten Schulz (Evidence One) features vocalist Michael Eden duetting with Pamela Moore, best known for her performance as Sister Mary on Queensrÿche’s 1988 epic release “Operation: Mindcrime” and 2006’s sequel “Operation: Mindcrime II”.
The band have also added extended samples of the tracks Just Like Judas, Man Against The World and Lost Soul to their myspace site.
German metal band, Unrest is celebrating their 20th Anniversary by giving you their new live album, “Back To Rock Live” as a free download. What is the catch? Nothing! Just download and enjoy this free album!
Nickelback has announced Dark Horse as the name of their new album, which will be released in November.
TODAY ONLY, Nickelback is giving away a free download of their new song, “Gotta Be Somebody” For Free for the next 24 hours!
The release of SINNER´s new album “Crash & Burn” will be on September 19th. You find some teasers on the band´s myspace page: www.myspace.com/sinnerofficial.
In addition SINNER now release a FREE online single (The Dog”) for the patient fans.
Get your download here: http://www.afm-records.de/de/downloads/downloads-16.html
Tragic Orange is Phill Skiba (VX), Christina Vitucci (D), Jimmy Pavlis (B), Steve Valdez (G) and Victor Fakhoury (G). The 5 piece rock band hails from Long Island, New York, portraying a very strong international phenomenon with each member’s different ethnic background and North American upbringing; they have brought the missing link in the sound for today’s modern music.
The band was formed in 2005, and after many auditions and a very solid self titled album under their belt, the line up was finalized with the joining of Jimmy Pavlis on bass and Victor Fakhoury on guitar. The band quickly grew musically as the 5 members made sure to mold themselves on to one another’s inspirations and musical taste. With an endless amount of hours in the rehearsal studio, the band’s sound has grown and developed dramatically. Their melodic and haunting verses and brightly open hard hitting catchy choruses as well as their mind invading sing along vocals won’t stop ringing in the listeners head.
They have captured the hearts of many fans through their unique musicianship. Christina’s power drumming reminiscent of John Bonham, keeps the strong back bone timing of the band in check. Jimmy’s hard thumping bass patterns and driving rhythms keeps you locked into the music, with Steve’s guitar playing creating a landscape of sound typically not heard out of a guitar. Vik’s rhythmic playing and worldly trippy effects makes you feel the trance within. Tying it all together are Phill’s soaring melodies and lucid poetic lyrics that reaches out, grabs you by the throat, and intensely shakes your subconscious until it feels every last word that is uttered from his voice.
The stage presence of Tragic Orange is known to be one of the most energetic experiences crowds have witnessed. The band has performed on numerous stages ending 2007 with over a 100 shows played in and out of state in front of many fans that remain loyal to the music, the madness, and the method behind the Tragic…
Tragic Orange’s musical and lyrical journey consists of all walks of life, the ups and downs the bright and dark, spiritual and sexual, aggression and confusion; examining what’s on the minds of the youth of this generation but light hearted enough to enjoy this chaotic party. Keep your eyes open and your ears to the ground for Tragic Orange’s accelerating momentum towards success, exploding on to the scene soon for the world to hear.
You can download Tragic Orange’s new song Greylight at this link!
Trivium are to release the first track from their forthcoming ‘Shogun’ album this Thursday.
The track ‘Kirisute Gomen’ will be available from Roadrunnerrecords.com on Thursday.
Shogun 将軍 is in stores September 30.
Trivium will hit the UK this October along with Slayer, Mastodon and Amon Amarth as part of the Unholy Alliance tour.
Dates for the UK Unholy Alliance are:
October 27th – Manchester Arena
October 28th – Birmingham NEC
October 30th and 31st – London Hammersmith Apollo
November 2nd – Cardiff CIA
November 3rd – Glasgow SECC
Big Elf’s new album, Cheat the Gallows will be available for purchase on August 12th.
You download the first single, Money, It’s Pure Evil, at the band’s myspace page. Check it out!
Miss Crazy has two free downloads available on their myspace page!
Go download a copy of the new song, Left Me Here to Die, and their cover of the Def Leppard tune, Tear it Down!
VELVET REVOLVER bassist Duff McKagan’s LOADED have made their 2001 Dark Days album available for free download at this location.
As previously reported, Loaded have lined up the following European dates in September:
6 – Vittoria, Spain at Azkena Festival
13 – Milan, Italy at Rock Of Ages – A September To Remember Festival
14 – Bristol, England at Academy
15 – Liverpool, England at Academy 2
16 – Sheffield, England at Academy 2
18 – London, England at Islington Academy
19 – Wolverhampton, England at Wulfrun Hall
20 – Nottingham, England at Rock City
21 – Newcastle, England at Sage Club
22 – Glasgow, Scotland at Garage
23 – Inverness, Scotland at Ironworks
25 – Belfast, Northern Ireland at Limelight
26 – Dublin, Ireland at Academy
Courtesy of Bravewords.com
Support on the UK dates from LOYALTIES.
Rob Halford is offering a free download of the Fight Song, Never Again.
Get Your free mp3 download from Halford Music.com
‘Another Suicide’, the controversial new song from the Imperial Vipers is finally being released by the band as a free download after fans inundated them with messages urging them to make it available. Originally held back by record label bosses due to the sensitive nature of the lyrical content, the band are finally bowing to demand on the back of another tragic loss of young life in the Bridgend area of south Wales.
Written in the summer of last year, ‘Another Suicide’ is a cutting and highly accurate criticism of the way in which suicide is viewed by society, and how too often these tragedies are overlooked and dismissed as the norm in many parts of the country by the media and politicians alike. The line, ‘And the policeman said; it’s just another suicide’ reflects perfectly the tone set by the rest of the song and the message the band are desperate to get across – something needs to be done.
The single will be available as free analogue download from the Imperial Vipers Myspace page www.myspace.com/imperialvipers from today for a limited period and will feature on the forthcoming Steve Power produced album ‘The Sickness’, which continues the trend of intelligent and astute social commentary delivered with a rock edge.
Currently previewing material from the new album at a series of gigs around the UK, the band will be appearing at a number of festivals throughout the summer including a headline slot at the Goldcoast Oceanfest in June.
The Offspring has announced a June 17 street date for its new Columbia effort “Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace” and the offering of a free download of first single “Hammerhead.”
“Hammerhead” became available today (May 5) on the band’s official Web site, offspring.com. Users need to provide an email address to receive a link to a high-quality MP3 of the track, which comes free of digital rights management.
“Rise and Fall,” a 12-track set originally due in March, was produced by Bob Rock, best known for his work with Motley Crue and Metallica. Lead singer Dexter Holland told Billboard in January that he also received guidance from Rick Rubin throughout the recording process, describing the legendary producer as an “invaluable resource.”
Holland, who said Rock didn’t alter the band’s Southern California punk sound too much, called its eighth studio effort the “best thing we’ve ever done — we spent over a year and a half on it, and it shows.”
Besides a CD and digital release, a gatefold vinyl edition of “Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace” will come bundled with a free digital download of the album.
Here is the track list to ”Rise And Fall, Rage And Grace”:
2. Trust In You
3. You’re Gonna Go Far, Kid
5. A Lot Like Me
6. Takes Me Nowhere
7. Kristy, Are You Doing Okay?
9. Stuff Is Messed Up
10. Fix You
11. Let’s Hear It For Rock Bottom
12. Rise And Fall
Here are the Offspring’s initial summer tour dates:
May 16: San Diego (91X X-Fest)
May 17: Irvine, Calif. (KROQ Weenie Roast)
May 18: Santa Barbara, Calif. (KJEE Summer Round Up)
May 30: Madrid, Spain (Electric Festival)
June 6: Lisbon, Portugal (Rock in Rio Festival)
June 7: Nürburg, Germany (Rock am Ring Festival)
June 8: Nuremberg, Germany (Rock im Park Festival)
June 13: Interlaken, Switzerland (Greenfield Festival)
June 14: Donington Park, England (Download Festival)
July 4: Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic (Rock For People Festival)
July 5: Sopron, Hungary (Volt Festival)
July 6: Belfort, France (Eurockéennes Festival)
July 8: Athens, Greece (Rockwave Festival)
July 26: Denver (93.3 Big Gig)
Aug. 9: Baltimore (Virgin Mobile Festival)
Sweden’s VIOLENT DIVINE will give away its entire self-titled debut album from 2006 as a free digital download. The band says: “We want to give something back to the fans and also take this opportunity to reach some of those who haven’t heard VIOLENT DIVINE yet.”
The free download will be available for 24 hours only on May 1 from www.violentdivine.se.
VIOLENT DIVINE’s video for the song “Levitate” can be viewed below. Like the band’s previous clips, the video was directed by Erik Andersson.
Commented singer Michael Ahlstrom: “While ‘Levitate’ in itself is a love song, the video adds an evil twist to the main subject. Angelica was the obvious choice for the leading role as the stalker, since she’s been following the band from the very beginning.”
VIOLENT DIVINE’s debut album was previously described as “a truly ‘divine’ melodic rock masterpiece, setting the tone for the re-emergence of real rock n’ roll into the forefront of today’s music! The music is laced with thick powerful guitars containing driving rhythms that are complete with vocal harmonies and catchy, yet memorable hooks. VIOLENT DIVINE is a breath of fresh air in the current unimpressionable market.”
You can download the new OPETH track ‘Lotus Eater’ for free from Roadrunner Records here.
The track comes off their upcoming new album, Watershed, which is due out on June 3rd in North America – a day earlier internationally via Roadrunner. The album will be released as a Regular Edition CD and Collector’s Edition two-disc CD/DVD and Limited Edition 180-gram Vinyl.
Watershed tracklisting: ‘Coil’, ‘Heir Apparent’, ‘The Lotus Eater’, ‘Burden’, ‘Porcelain Heart’, ‘Hessian Peel’, ‘Hex Omega’.
The Collector’s Edition two–disc CD/DVD set includes three bonus tracks – ‘Bridge Of Sighs’ from ROBIN TROWER’s 1974 album of the same title, ‘Den Ständiga Resan’ (sung in Swedish) by Marie Fredriksson as well as the classic ALICE IN CHAINS song, ‘Would?’ – 5.1 audio mix of the entire album, extensive video content, and expanded artwork.
Limited Edition 180-Gram Double LP Set includes bonus track, exclusive poster and expanded artwork and more.
Watch the new video, Porcelain Heart, below!