The Download Festival is June 8th – 10th at Donington Park in the UK.
To celebrate, Roadrunner Recoords UK is offering a 13-track MP3 sampler featuring some of the finest Roadrunner tracks of the last 12 months.
But that’s not all! By downloading the sampler, we’ll enter you in a draw to win 2 tickets to Download 2012.
Our main winner will also win one of three signed, HUGE Download 2008 posters. The other two posters will go to two runners-up, who’ll also receive equally huge Download 2006 posters.
The sampler features:
1. Black Stone Cherry – White Trash Millionaire • 2. Soulfly – World Scum • 3. Lamb of God – Ghost Walking • 4. Revoker – Stay Down
5. Royal Republic – Tommy Gun • 6. Kids in Glass Houses – Gold Blood • 7. Trivium – In Waves • 8. DevilDriver – You Make Me Sick
9. Periphery – Icarus Lives • 10. Theory of a Deadman – Lowlife • 11. Machine Head – Locust
12. Megadeth – Public Enemy No 1 • 13. Opeth – The Devil’s Orchard
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).
Rattlesnake Remedy is giving away a download of their song, “Somme”. Go to the band’s website, Rattlesnake Remedy.com for the free download.
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!
New Jersey rockers Beautiful Disease has made six of their songs available for download for free, on their myspace page. Click here to check them out, and download the free tunes!
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
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.
Miss Crazy has a couple of free downloads available on their myspace, for the next 48 hours. Go to Miss Crazy’s myspace page to get your free tunes today.
On August 1st, EXTREME will release through Frontiers Records in Europe “Saudades de Rock”, their first studio album in thirteen years which will coincide with their first world tour in over twelve years.
The iconic rock foursome – vocalist Gary Cherone, guitarist Nuno Bettencourt, bassist Pat Badger and new drummer Kevin Figueiredo – recorded their fifth studio offering at NRG Studios in Los Angeles with Bettencourt at the helm as producer and mixer. “Saudades de Rock” boasts 13 tracks (plus one exclusive bonus track for the European edition, Americocaine demo 1985, the very first studio demo recording of Extreme) including the infectious roar of “Star,” the groove-laden, swagger of “King“, a raw funk rock anthem called “Learn To Love” and the expressive ballad “Ghost.”
“A record is what makes a band vital”, says Bettencourt. “For the fans, it’s like, ‘Show me if you still got it.’ And we’ve done that. I really think this is the best record we’ve ever done.”
Based on the enthusiasm of the rock aficionados and diehard fans that have followed the band since its self-titled debut, Extreme’s 2008 ‘Take Us Alive’ world tour is destined for success and will bring the band to an exclusive gig in Europe at Milan’s Rock of Ages Festival on September 13th. Showcasing material from the majestic new album and classics from discs like 1990’s multi-platinum, “Pornograffitti”, not to mention 1992’s critically acclaimed “III Sides to Every Story”, the members of Extreme are thrilled to be heading out on the road.
“Saudades de Rock” finds the men of Extreme excited to be back together and playing to their collective strengths. And clearly, the accomplishment is not lost on them. “It didn’t take long for us to be reminded of what we were capable of,” Cherone enthuses. “We always knew Extreme was special. We always knew it was a matter of time.”
It’s a sentiment that carries over to the title of Extreme’s phenomenal new disc. “’Saudades’ was always a beautiful word to me,” Nuno explains. “It expresses a longing; an underlying sadness for something or someone that’s been missing in your life, and never quite sure if it will ever return. In this case, for us, it’s Rock and Roll. Saudades de Rock.”
“Saudades de Rock” European track listing includes:
Star; Comfortably Dumb; Learn To Love; Take Us Alive; Run; Last Hour; Flower Man; King Of The Ladies; Ghost; Slide; Interface; Sunrise; Peace (Saudade); Americocaine (demo 1985 – European bonus track).
Full streaming of “Star” will be available on the band and Frontiers’ myspace sites from Tuesday June 17th.
Black ‘N Blue has released a killer new tune, Fool’s Bleed, and has made it available for download on their myspace page. You can download the mp3 at this link.
Rob Halford is offering a free download of the Fight Song, Never Again.
Get Your free mp3 download from Halford Music.com
RICHIE KOTZEN, former guitarist for MR BIG and POISON has now a very strong cult following in Europe as a solo artist. With a series of very consistent and quality releases.
“Live in Sao Paulo” is Richie Kotzen’s first-ever live album which came about when Kotzen after much prompting from fans, chose for the purpose a stellar performance from his South American tour in 2007.
His live performance reflects the guitar style’s that has defined his career as a virtuoso. Kotzen reveals to fans live his true diversity with the rhythmic labours of “A Love Divine” to the poignant ballad “Remember”. The performance continually travels between moments of classic-rock song “Shapes of Things”, to the uplifting original “Stand”.
A real must-have release for all Kotzen fans and for the followers of early Van Halen, Bad Company and Free.
– Sound samples in mp3 (click on the song title to listen to a 90 sec. mp3 sample):
‘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.
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!
CHAVIS RECORDS is happy to announce the new signing of Italy’s best kept rock n’ roll secret, MINOLI. MINOLI features Italian singer, songwriter, musician extraordinaire Angelo Minoli. Having just completed their first studio debut titled ‘Living In Memphis’, MINOLI pulls from most notable influences as Bon Jovi, Van Halen, Y&T, Thin Lizzy and adds in a bit if Blues to create a dynamic new release for 2008. MINOLI features Angelo Minoli (v/g), Nicola Rossi (k), Michele Maffei (g), Giacomo Della Cella (b), Emanuele Rivara (d). Visit the MINOLI artist page.
For Danielia Cotton, What You See Isn’t Necessarily What You Get The Singer’s “Testify” Leaves No Reasonable Doubt: She’s a Rock Star The adage has endured for decades: “Never judge a book by its cover.” In the case of Danielia Cotton, it couldn’t be truer. Her sophomore album ‘Rare Child’ (May 20th, Adrenaline Records/ADA) is the only evidence a listener needs. Danielia may be lovely and petite, but it’s undeniable that her music’s effortless range from gritty “down home” blues to soaring rock stature shouldn’t be ignored. She plays grab-you-by-the-soul music with emotional intensity. When fans and supporters entered a recent sold-out show at New York’s Cutting Room, they were immersed in a spine-tingling performance from a woman whose voice surpasses extraordinary. Audience members were left in awe, whether she was singing hymns with her family or rocking out on guitar with her band. Now she’s making moves on a promo tour throughout the country to support a surge of well-earned radio airplay — “Testify” is currently one of the top songs being added to AAA radio stations nationwide, according to FMQB. Danielia breathes fire into ten rock and soul gems on her album ‘Rare Child,’ which follows her critically acclaimed 2005 ‘Small White Town’ release. All Music Guide called her “a fiery blues-rock artist,” while the Philadelphia Daily News compared her singing to the “emotional power of Janis Joplin… Danielia’s music has the swagger of Let It Bleed-era Rolling Stones.” Listen to Danielia’s “Testify” Here! Get “Testify” on iTunes Here!
The Nick Black Band, has made their song, Fall to Pieces available for a free download at this link!
Sweden Glam Metal band, Vanity Blvd has made their song, Share My Pain, available for a free download at this link. Go get a copy of this song today!
Check out the latest new Sleaze metal by the UK’s Showgirl Suicide.
Click this link to download four new tunes by the band for free!!
Seventh Seal is offering a free download of their song, Fade for free.
Visit the band’s myspace page, to get your free song today!
Are you ready for Hair Metal from South Africa? Check out the band L.A. Cobra.
They currently have four songs available for download on their myspace page including a cover of Poison’s Look What the Cat Dragged In.
I received the following note from Halford Music today. I thought I would share it with you all!
As a thank you to all our existing customers and as a welcome to our new customers, download Fight’s “Christmas Ride” MP3 for FREE. http://www.HalfordMusic.com
Simply add it to your shopping cart, check out (no payment necessary at checkout unless you are purchasing something else) and download it from your download library.