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Rock and Shock celebrates 11 yrs of music and mayhem
Exodus album sampler unlocked via Twitter
Five Finger Death Punch to stream October 11th show
Frontiers Music to release Whitesnake Live in '84 cd/dvd
Annihilated set to release debut "XIII Steps to Ruination"
Gus G. kicks off worldwide touring today in Greece
Neil Young releases new song "Who's Gonna Stand Up?"
Motorhead invites fans to create official video for "Killed By Death"
Aerosmith's Joe Perry kicks off book tour Oct 7
Vice Magazine's "Noisey" reveals NOLA episode 2
Cannibal Corpse reveal first week chart numbers
Live at Wacken 2013 - 3 DVD/ 2CD out NOW!!!
Clutch announce annual Winter tour plans
Exodus premiere new title track "Blood In, Blood Out"
Slash set for third straight top ten album debut
Scar Symmetry release new album trailer
Black Tusk enter the studio to work on their next album
Slipknot's KNOTFEST stage 004 details revealed
Bass Player Live November 8 and 9 in Los Angeles
Louder Than Life festival announce performance times
Eyehategod announces Fall tour dates
A Breach Of Silence announce tour with Drowning Pool
Devilment featuring Dani Filth announces video shoot
Dio Cancer Fund donates $100,000 to cancer center
At The Gates reveal "At War With Reality" details
Black Label Society announce 2015 tour dates
Alice Cooper "Raise The Dead - Live From Wacken" DVD
out October 21
Megadeth to issue first five major label albums on remastered picture disc for first time ever!
Five Finger Death Punch/Volbeat co-headlining tour kicks off Sept 16.
SNOT reunite for U.S. tour, to play classic "Get Some" album in it's entirety
Twelve Foot Ninja announce US tour with In This Moment
Billy Idol and Billboard.com premiere behind-the-scene web series for his new album
Rivers of Nihil guitarist offering lessons while on tour
King Diamond announces North American Tour opener
Iron Reagan stream "The Tyranny of Will" on Pitchfork
Flyleaf premeire "Between The Stars" on Yahoo music
Cannibal Corpse's "The Murderer's Pact" on Loudwire
Lamb Of God "As The Palaces Burn" DVD out Oct 14
Butcher Babies unleash single from "Uncovered" EP
Atreyu release new song as a free download for fans
Richie Kotzen releases video for "War Paint"
"We Are The People Of Wacken" book out now
Saving Abel return with "Blood Stained Revolution"
Devilment add Bam Margera to their debut album
At The Gates launch "At War With Reality" album teaser
Photography legend Gene Kirkland releases never before seen pics of some of Rock's greatest moments
Exodus reveal special guests for "Blood In, Blood Out"
Korn to tour with Slipknot on "Prepare For Hell" tour
Richie Kotzen "The Essentials" out today.  Tour in Nov
Columbian Necktie "Kevin's Song" streaming online
Exodus reveal "Blood In, Blood Out" track listing/presale
Butcher Babies' Carla Harvey releases new novel excerpt
Dennis DeYoung live dvd to be released Oct 21
Gerard Way announces first solo tour.  Starts Oct 12
Unearth to release "Watchers Of Rule" on October 28
Butcher Babies detail their "Uncovered" EP
Billy Idol to release new studio album October 21
Shadows Fall announce final European tour
Sepultura "Territory" live clip now at Revolver
Prince to release two new studio albums Sept 30th
Wayne Static announces co-headlining tour with Powerman 5000
Otherwise new single "Darker Side of the Moon"
Pierce The Veil and Sleeping With Sirens announce tour
Korn's fan-assisted video for "Haters" now on Vevo
Obituary release album trailer for "Inked In Blood"
Whitechapel announce headlining tour with UABB
Butcher Babies' Carla Harvey reveals  her new novel
Gwar detail their GWAR ETERNAL TOUR 2014
Celebrity Rock n Bowl strikes Los Angeles Oct 9th
Rigor Mortis final album "Slave To The Grave" out 10/7









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Review of "Easy Street", a book by Ron Perlman
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Review of "The Tyranny of Will" by Iron Reagan

Eddie Hermida (Suicide Silence) interview
Review of "Chile On Hell", the new 
Anthrax dvd
Asking Alexandria interview
Body Count interview
Review of "The Essentials" by
Richie Kotzen
Don Felder (The Eagles) interview
Review of "Space Invader" by
Ace Frehley
Lawrence Gowan (Styx) interview
Review of "Conquer" by
Halcyon Way
Review of "Death Punch'd" book by Jeremy Spencer
Texas Hippie Coalition interview
Levi Benton (Miss May I) interview
Chris Garza (Suicide Silence) interview
Max Cavalera (Killer Be Killed, Sepultura) interview

Interview with Mike Orlando (Adrenaline Mob)
Interview with Sebastian Bach 
Tommy Victor (Prong) interview
Mike Portnoy (The Winery Dogs) interview
Interview with Chris Kael (Five Finger Death Punch)













FROM THE FRENZY ARCHIVES

Our interview with 
Phil Anselmo from December 2013
Rex Brown spoke to us about his tell all book
Evan Seinfeld (Attika7) from Mayhem Festival 2013
Kyle "
Gumby" Gunther (Battlecross) from Mayhem '13
Ginger Fish (Rob Zombie) from Mayhem Festival 2013
Frankie Palmeri (Emmure) from Mayhem Fest 2013
Josh Todd (Buckcherry) from February 2013
Classic interview with Oderus Urungus
Dave Brockie
Guns n Roses guitarist Rob "Bumblefoot" Thal
Billy Sheehan spoke to us about The Winery Dogs
Fozzy singer and WWE superstar
Chris Jericho
In This Moment guitarist Chris Howorth interview
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ROCK AND SHOCK CELEBRATES 11 YEARS OF
MUSIC AND MAYHEM!
The Mega Horror Convention by Day, Rock Concert Series by Night Returns to Worcester This October
WORCESTER, MA (October 1, 2014)- The air is getting crisp. Stores are pushing Pumpkin Spice everything. It's time to gear up for the biggest horror convention on the East Coast for the Halloween season! October 17th through 19th (with a pre-show concert starring King Diamond on the 16th), Rock and Shock will celebrate their 11th year bringing the creeps and the metal (which are often the same thing) to Worcester, MA. We'll be packing the show with excellent guests, killer bands, awesome vendors, film screenings, heaps of programming and more free stuff than your fragile mind can handle!
 
This year's guest lineup includes Brad Dourif of Child's Play and Lord of the Rings, Tara Reid who wrestles Sharknadoes in her spare time and John Ratzenberger of Motel Hell & Toy Story fame alongside Victoria and Jody Price, Roddy Piper, Jeffrey Combs, Andrew Divoff, Bill Moseley, Sid Haig, Dee Wallace, Jake Busey, Kane Hodder, William Forsythe, Nivek Ogre, Fiona Dourif, Tom Savini, Kristina Klebe, Tiffany Shepis, Alex Vincent, Lynn Lowry, John A Russo, Joe Knetter, Sarah French, Jack Bennett, Justin Beahm, Steve Gonsalves, Mike Aloisi, Tony Atlas, Damien Glonek and Ed Long of Living Dead Dolls and more!
 
This years' bands include King Diamond, Overkill, Gwar, Life of Agony, Unearth, Dying Fetus, Twiztid, Kung Fu Vampire, Neurotic November, PWD and a very special, one time only performance by THE ROCKING DEAD featuring Doyle W. Von Frankenstein of Misfits fame, Faster Pussycat guitarist Ace Von Johnson, Deadstar Assembly, Genitorturers drummer Kriz DK, Dope/Device/Lords of Acid guitarist Virus and Life of Agony bassist Alan Robert.
 
After cruising the show floor to shop with an incredible array of vendors, you can take in programming where amazing folks from the horror industry share their secrets with you, grab a seat for one of our film screenings in this year's insane lineup (which includes Nightbreed: The Director's CutWolves starring Jason Momoa & more), visit the Rock and Shock Creative Lair and learn drawing, writing, mask casting, creative activities and more, jump on one of our gaming stations to find out what horrific titles you've been missing (featuring F.E.A.R. ONLINE and DreadOut) or unplug in our tabletop gaming area (which includes HORROR AGAINST HUMANITY) sponsored by That's Entertainment, wave hello to super talented cosplayers roaming the floor or join them in our Cosplay Contest sponsored by Halloween Outlet...or just swing on by the Idle Hands / Dread Central booth, which instantly gets you as much free stuff as you can carry and a ticket to score more awesome swag throughout the day! This year's partners include Diamond Select and Diamond Comic Distributors (respectively!), Dark Horse Comics, DC Comics, Shout Factory, Quirk Books, VIZ, Funko & more. They'll also have a display area where you can drool over outstanding collectibles from the past, present and future! Yes folks, we will monopolize EVERY MINUTE OF YOUR TIME for the low, low cost of 1 ticket!
 
While every day at Rock and Shock provides a kid friendly atmosphere families will love, Sunday is KID'S DAY with a schedule including face painting, pumpkin decorating, a coloring contest and a cosplay contest just for your little monsters. We also show our appreciation for our servicemen on Sunday by offering FREE ADMISSION to all Police, Fire, EMT and Military personnel. Just show your service ID at the doors and you can receive up to 4 free tickets to the convention!
Hit up RockandShock.com for further info and to find the ticket option that best suits your fiend level! 
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EXODUS “Blood In, Blood Out” Album Sampler Unlocked via Twitter “Flock to Unlock” –

Listen Now via Loudwire!

 

Blood In, Blood Out CD + Bonus DVD due out October 14th via Nuclear Blast

 

 iTunes pre-orders get “Salt The Wound” feat. Kirk Hammett (Metallica) & “Blood In, Blood Out” Instant Grat tracks

 

 

exodus art

 

“The result of "Blood In, Blood Out" is an overwhelming success. This band is more recharged even than when pulling together "Shovel Headed Kill Machine" in 2005 and Steve "Zetro" Souza has plenty to do with it. The rest is left to some ingenious songwriting, punishing thrash and an old school refusal to die… Blood In, Blood Out far exceeds what the fans could've wanted from it. Pared down to a simple sentence, this album is fucking sick.”Ray Van Horn, Jr., Blabbermouth.net

“…if there’s anything you can count on EXODUS for, it’s riffs stacked on top of riffs on top of more RIFFS…’Collateral Damage’ delivers a deliciously peppy “Strike of the Beast”-type shuffle, featuring Sousa spitting forth from a venomous thesaurus and some of the most adventurous lead work that Holt and Altus have ever recorded.” Kevin Stewart-Panko, Decibel Magazine

 

The highly-anticipated new EXODUS album Blood In, Blood Out hits stores everywhere on October 14, 2014 via Nuclear Blast! Today, via EXODUS’ Twitter, diehard fans re-tweeted this post so fast that the entire Blood In, Blood Out album sampler was unlocked in record time! Make sure to head to Loudwire now to listen to samples of the entire album here: http://loudwire.com/exodus-blood-in-blood-out-full-album-teaser-exclusive-premiere/

 

Produced by Andy Sneap (ACCEPT, KREATOR, MEGADETH), Blood In, Blood Out can be pre-ordered from the Nuclear Blast USA Webshop in CD, digi-pak + bonus DVD, 2-LP exclusive yellow vinyl, and imported limited edition box set formats.  Bundles include a t-shirt with exclusive artwork by Swedish artist Par Olofsson (PSYCROPTIC, ABYSMAL DAWN, REVOCATION) + a poster (while supplies last).

 

Fans who pre-order Blood In, Blood Out on iTunes will receive instant “Salt The Wound” and “Blood In, Blood Out” downloads.  Get yours here: http://geni.us/exobiboitunes

 

The digi-pak version of Blood In, Blood Out will include a bonus DVD. 

 

Track listing for the deluxe digi-pak version of Blood In, Blood Out:

01 – Black 13 (featuring Dan the Automator)

02 – Blood In, Blood Out
03 - Collateral Damage
04 - Salt The Wound (featuring 
Kirk Hammett)
05 - Body Harvest
06 - BTK (featuring 
Chuck Billy)
07 - Wrapped In The Arms Of Rage
08 - My Last Nerve
09 - Numb
10 - Honor Killings
11 - Food For The Worms

BONUS DVD includes:

• “Blood Upon The Goat” making-of footage

• Behind-the-scenes tour footage

• Footage from Kirk Hammett’s Fear FestEVIL After Party at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con

 

The digital version of Blood In, Blood Out will include the digital bonus track “Angel Of Death” (ANGEL WITCH cover).

 

The album’s Japanese edition includes the “Protect Not Dissect” bonus track featuring Rat from THE VARUKERS/DISCHARGE.

 

Stream full EXODUS album tracks on the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel:

 

 

EXODUS will head out with fellow metal titans Slayer and Suicidal Tendencies on a 26-show U.S. tour this November sponsored by Scion.  Tickets are on sale now via the links on the official EXODUS Facebook page.

 

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH
TO LIVE STREAM OCTOBER 11 DULUTH, GA SHOW
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH YAHOO / LIVE NATION

 
            

 Global rock heavyweights FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH (5FDP)--Ivan Moody (vocals), Zoltan Bathory (guitar), Jeremy Spencer (drums), Jason Hook (guitar) and Chris Kael (bass)--who recently kicked off Fall’s biggest rock tour co-headlining North American arenas with Volbeat through October 24.          

5FDP has teamed up with Live Nation and Yahoo to live-stream their October 11, 2014 concert live from The Arena at Gwinnett Center in Duluth, GA. This is one of 365 concerts to stream over a 12-month period on the Live Nation Channel on Yahoo Screen.
                  

Fans can tune in on Saturday, October 11th at 9:45PM ET / 6:45PM PT                                             

                              Click here to stream: https://screen.yahoo.com/live/event/five-finger-death-punch

Fans will also have the freedom to stream the concert wherever they are through Yahoo Screen iOS, Android, mobile Web, desktop, and Smart TV platforms including Apple TV, Roku, and Xbox 360.                       

Since their formation in 2006, 5FDP has undoubtedly become one of the most successful rock bands and touring acts in the world with three Gold certified albums (The Way of The Fist (2007), War Is The Answer (2009) and American Capitalist (2011)), cumulative single sales exceeding over 5 million, spawning 13 consecutive Active Rock top ten singles including two #1 hits and headlining festival tours such as Mayhem in the U.S. and performing at major festivals across the world from New Zealand to Europe.

5FDP dominated 2013 with the release of THE WRONG SIDE OF HEAVEN AND THE RIGHTEOUS SIDE OF HELL, VOLUME 1 and VOLUME 2. Both volumes debuted on the U.S. Billboard album chart at #2 (more notably, within a four-month period) and in the top ten mainstream charts all across the globe.

The two albums feature two #1 radio hit singles (“Lift Me Up” featuring Rob Halford of Judas Priest and “Battle Born”) and have combined sales of over 650,000 units to date. The multi-million selling rock titans’ have had 13 consecutive top ten hits at Rock Radio.

Last month, 5FDP debuted the video for their new single “Wrong Side Of Heaven” (Click HERE to watch) intended to increase knowledge about the plight of veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and its larger repercussions for our country. In tandem with the video’s premiere, the band launched www.5fdp4Vets.com and ignited a special crowd-funding campaign for a jersey entitled 5FDP4VETS “No One Gets Left Behind” on Indiegogo. The campaign raised over $220,000 with proceeds going to organizations that joined forces with the group to raise awareness for veterans suffering from PTSD. Fans who pledged will receive a limited-edition jersey created and designed by guitarist ZOLTAN BATHORY.  

For more information on 5FDP, visit fivefingerdeathpunch.com, 5fdp4Vets.com or find them on Facebook , Twitter and YouTube

For ALL TOUR DATES, please visit: http://www.fivefingerdeathpunch.com/tour/

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FRONTIERS MUSIC Srl Set To Release

WHITESNAKE’s LIVE IN ‘84 - BACK TO THE BONE,

New DVD/CD With Classic And Rare

Performances Available For The First Time.

 

WHITESNAKE fans worldwide now have something to be excited about! To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of WHITESNAKE’s multi-platinum ‘Slide It In’ album, Frontiers Music Srl, the Italian-based label, will release “Live In ‘84 - Back To The Bone”, a complete celebration of the group’s awe inspiring lineup during what many feel was the incredible beginning of what Coverdale called his desire to make Whitesnake more ‘electrifying’ on record & on stage.

 Set for release in the EU on November 7th and in North America on November 11th, this release will be available in DVD and a Deluxe CD/DVD edition.

            Culled from audio and video recordings & unheard demos from the private collection of WHITESNAKE leader and vocalist, David Coverdale, the release offers an ultra-rare collection of material, performed by the band’s acclaimed 83-84 line-ups. Featured on the record & driven by the awesome Cozy Powell on drums (ex- Jeff Beck Group, Rainbow, MSG and later on Gary Moore and Black Sabbath, among others); Unique guitarist John Sykes, whom Coverdale credits with inspiring a whole generation of six stringers after his breathtaking work on the WHITESNAKE ’87’ album & Bassist Exceptional Neil Murray. 

There is also an extraordinary emotional bonus content featuring legendary keyboardist Jon Lord performing his last show ever with WHITESNAKE on video & also the bonus CD.

 “It’s still hard for me to find the words when remembering that half the incredible band who originally recorded the ‘Slide It In’ album with me have passed away,” says Coverdale. “It’s incredibly difficult to articulate: Cozy Powell...Mel Galley...Jon Lord…All amazing people and amazing musicians. Their memories live on in our hearts & in the music they made. I miss them beyond words… Wait until you see & hear them playing as only they can and add in the fiery guitar assault of the incredibly gifted John Sykes, plus the relentless melodic bass pounding of Neil Murray.”

            Coverdale and co-producer Michael McIntyre launched a worldwide search for the best quality video footage and audio tracks from the 1984 tour. Among the gems found was a set from: ‘Super-Rock’, recorded at the first Japanese rock festival at Seibu Stadium in Tokyo and an invaluable video of Jon Lord’s final appearance with WHITESNAKE recorded live in Sweden. “All of the features on this package have been treated lovingly & respectfully, with no expense spared, utilizing technology to improve sound & picture quality,” says Coverdale, who personally oversaw all elements of this release.

 Concludes Coverdale, “These are memories I treasure and delight in sharing with you as we continue our celebration of the 30th Anniversary of WHITESNAKE’s ‘Slide It In.”

 Track listing:

 CD (only available in combo edition):

  1. Gambler
  2. Guilty Of Love
  3. Love Ain’t No Stranger
  4. Slow An’ Easy
  5. Walking In The Shadow Of The Blues
  6. Ready An’ Willing
  7. Guitar Solo
  8. Crying In The Rain
  9. Soldier Of Fortune
  10. Love Ain’t No Stranger
  11. Ready An’ Willing
  12. Slow An’ Easy

Bonus Tracks - Jon Lord’s Final Performance with Whitesnake (Medley)

  1. Gambler (featuring Jon Lord)
  2. Guilty of Love (featuring Jon Lord)
  3. Love Ain't No Stranger (featuring Jon Lord)
  4. Ready an' Willing (featuring Jon Lord)

DVD:

  1. Gambler
  2. Guilty of Love
  3. Love Ain't No Stranger
  4. Ready an' Willing
  5. Slow an' Easy
  6. Crying in the Rain
  7. Guitar Solo
  8. Soldier of Fortune
  9. Drum Solo
  10. Ain't No Love in the Heart of the City
  11. Don't Break My Heart Again

Bonus Tracks - Jon Lord’s Final Performance with Whitesnake (Medley)

  1. Gambler (featuring Jon Lord)
  2. Guilty of Love (featuring Jon Lord)
  3. Love Ain't No Stranger (featuring Jon Lord)
  4. Ready an' Willing (featuring Jon Lord)

DVD Bonus Gallery - “Slide It In Slide Show” with Rare Unseen Photos - The music bed contains snippets of private demos from David’s personal archives.

  For all things WHITESNAKE, please visit: 

www.whitesnake.com

www.facebook.com/Whitesnake.official

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ANNIHILATED: Extreme Death Metal Unit Featuring Members Of Abysmal Dawn And Arkaik To Release Unique Leader Debut; Lyric Video Now Playing At Revolver Magazine

 

 

California-based extreme death metal perpetrators, ANNIHILATED -- who features within its ranks, current and former members of Abysmal Dawn, Grotesque, Excretion, and Arkaik -- will spread their sonic sickness across the lands this Fall with the release of debut full-length, XIII Steps To Ruination.

 

Set for official unleashing via brutality powerhouse, Unique Leader Records, ANNIHILATED's XIII Steps To Ruination was produced by drummer Scott Fuller (Abysmal Dawn) and boasts eleven pounding, methodically-crafted tales of torment bedecked in hailstorm riff sequences, homicidal blasts, maniacal vocal onslaughts, and strategically composed percussive syncopation all fueled, conceptually, by political/corporate disgust and societal revulsion. As an added bonus, XIII Steps To Ruination features guest appearances by Sven De Caluwe (Aborted), Monte Pittman (Prong), Peter Truax (Vesterian, Eyes Of Fire) and Eric Stobel (Plaguereaper, P.O.R.).

 

Comments Fuller of ANNIHILATED's union with Unique Leader: "We are psyched to be a part of the Unique Leader family. With such a notable roster of brutal death metal bands and awesome releases, we feel right at home."

 

In anticipation of XIII Steps To Ruination's forthcoming release, today Revolver Magazine is hosting the official lyric video for the title track. Get furious, question government and witness some audio/visual carnage at
THIS LOCATION.

 

XIII Steps To Ruination Track Listing:

1. Global Enslavement

2. Eyes In The Sky

3. This Fear I Speak Of

4. XIII Steps To Ruination

5. Eradication Profits

6. Divide Distract Deceive

7. For The Ignorant

8. Wastelands

9. Creations Of Man

10. Throne Of Eternity

11. Putrifacation

 

ANNIHILATED was forged in 2008 by guitarists Eric Matranga and Robert Fimbres shortly following the demise of Los Angeles' Excretion. Intent on composing music with a purpose, ANNIHILATED stands resolutely against society's prevalent "sheep mentality" in favor of rational thought, questioning the motives of government and news media outlets though debilitating auditory domination.

 

XIII Steps To Ruination will see release via Unique Leader Records on October 28th, 2014 in North America, October 31st,2014 in Europe and November 3rd, 2014 in the UK. Preorder your copy today at THIS LOCATION.

 

 

http://www.facebook.com/Annihilatetheworld

http://www.uniqueleader.com
http://www.facebook.com/UniqueLeaderRecords

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GUS G. kicks off worldwide touring; set to release expanded edition of 'I Am the Fire'



      
In support of his recently released solo debut I Am The Fire, OZZY OSBOURNE / FIREWIND guitarist GUS G. has now embarked on a run of acoustic shows together with Mats Levén, the main vocalist on the album. In mid-October, GUS G. will then head to North America for a string of dates with LYNAM before joining up with the Metal All Stars tour (http://www.metalallstars.com) in South America and Europe for touring throughout the end of the year. See below for all upcoming dates.

An Acoustic Evening with GUS G. feat. Mats Levén - Greece & Bulgaria Tour:
Sept. 26 - Alexandroupoli, Greece - Notos Stage
Sept. 27 - Kavala, Greece - Mirovolos
Sept. 28 - Lamia, Greece - Bodrum
Oct. 1 - Trikala, Greece - Kentriki Plateia Live Stage
Oct. 2 - Kozani, Greece - Old School Bar
Oct. 3 - Ioannina, Greece - Irida
Oct. 4 - Arta, Greece - Old Post
Oct. 5 - Kastoria, Greece - Blue Note

"I Am The Fire" North America Tour with special guests LYNAM:
Oct. 15 - Hollywood, CA - The Whisky A Go Go
Oct. 17 - Las Vegas, NV - Vamped
Oct. 18 - Ramona, CA - Ramona Mainstage
Oct. 19 - Tempe, AZ - Club Red

GUS G. w/ Metal All Stars, featuring members of MEGADETH, ANTHRAX, DREAM THEATER and more:
Nov. 22 - São Paulo, Brazil - Espaco Das Americas
Nov. 23 - Santiago, Chile - Movistar Arena
Nov. 28 - Bochum, Germany - RuhrCongress
Nov. 29 - Leipzig, Germany - Haus Auensee
Nov. 30 - Berlin, Germany - Huxleys
Dec. 1 - Zurich, Switzerland - X-Tra
Dec. 3 - Vienna, Austria - Arena Wien
Dec. 4 - Ljubljana, Slovenia - Hala Tivoli
Dec. 5 - Belgrade, Serbia - Hala Sportova
Dec. 6 - Prague, Czech Republic - Forum Karlin
Dec. 7 - Warsaw, Poland - Progresja
Dec. 9 - Nuremberg, Germany - Rockfabrik
Dec. 10 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Vega
Dec. 11 - Kiel, Germany - MAX
Dec. 12 - Tilburg, Netherlands - 013
Dec. 14 - Paris, France - Bataclan
Dec. 16 - London, UK - O2 Brixton Academy

To coincide with this worldwide tour, a special expanded edition of I Am The Fire will be released in Europe on November 3rd (digitally on November 4th in North America). This limited CD + DVD digipak will feature 4 bonus tracks and a 62-minute bonus DVD (including the album's 4 official video clips so far, plus 3 live tracks, 6 guitar tutorials, as well as an EPK and track-by-track commentary). See below for the complete track-listing.

I Am The Fire (Expanded Edition) track-listing:
1. My Will Be Done (feat. Mats Levén)
2. Blame It On Me (feat. Mats Levén)
3. I Am The Fire (feat. DEVOUR THE DAY)
4. Vengeance (feat. David Ellefson)
5. Long Way Down (feat. Alexia Rodriguez)
6. Just Can't Let Go (feat. Jacob Bunton)
7. Terrified (feat. Billy Sheehan)
8. Eyes Wide Open (feat. Mats Levén)
9. Redemption (feat. Michael Starr)
10. Summer Days (feat. Jeff Scott Soto)
11. Dreamkeeper (feat. Tom S. Englund)
12. End Of The Line (feat. Mats Levén)
Bonus tracks:
13. Hesitate (feat. Tara Teresa)
14. Without You
15. Last Embrace
16. Redemption (Feat. Mats Levén)

A video trailer for the release can be viewed here: http://youtu.be/vIr_VedTrfw

GUS G. handles all guitar, bass and keyboards on I Am The Fire and is joined by a roster of friends and guests that helped 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 (CANDLEMASS, 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). The album showcases a well-balanced mix of active rock, classic hard rock, traditional metal and guitar-driven instrumentals, taking listeners on a diverse journey through GUS G.'s soulful playing.

See below for a few recently posted Musician's Friend interviews with GUS G.:
BlackStar AMPs: http://youtu.be/UQfA9va0c1g
Solo Album & Tour: http://youtu.be/LkVTWUnfSsE
Signature AMP BlackFire: http://youtu.be/loDkmMbxyH8

GUS G. online:
http://www.gusgofficial.com
https://www.facebook.com/officialgusg
https://twitter.com/gusgofficial
http://www.youtube.com/firetv
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MOTÖRHEAD Invites Fans to Make Official “Killed By Death” Video

 

 

The official MOTÖRHEAD website is currently running a competition inviting submissions for a live video version of “Killed By Death” from the special tour edition of the Aftershock album.

MOTÖRHEAD fans who have dreamt of making an official video for their favorite band have finally got their wish. To celebrate the Tour Edition of the Aftershock album (a double-disc set containing Aftershock and a bonus live disc from MOTÖRHEAD’s Spring US dates titled Best of the West Coast Tour) fans are invited to create a video for the live version of “Killed By Death” from the release.

Creativity is greatly encouraged (don’t be boring!), and the production can be as mighty or modest as the imagination desires. Let the thunderous riff and wry lyrics conjure your best Motörvisions, and the video that wins will be premiered on major music video stations plus websites worldwide by the band’s label UDR/MOTÖRHEAD Records. The winning director/creator will also receive some very exclusive MOTÖRHEAD prizes, as well as the satisfaction of having one of the band’s official videos under their creative belt.

Entrants must use the audio of “Killed By Death” from the new touring edition of Aftershock and entries should be uploaded to YouTube with “Killed By Death Fan Video Motörhead Contest” in the subject line. Also visit the band’s Official Facebook page and post links to your video creations there too. We will pick the very best submissions, and then the fans will vote for the winner.

All entries must be uploaded by NEXT TUESDAY, September 30th, 2014.

We look forward to seeing some great pieces of film in the coming weeks and remember, MOTÖRHEAD For Life.

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AEROSMITH’S JOE PERRY
TO KICK OFF 14-STOP BOOK TOUR
OCTOBER 7 IN NEW YORK

TO CELEBRATE THE RELEASE OF NEW MEMOIR
‘ROCKS: MY LIFE IN AND OUT OF AEROSMITH’
OUT FROM SIMON & SCHUSTER ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7

 

JOE PERRY--Aerosmith co-founding member and rock icon in his own right--will embark on a 14-stop book tour beginning Tuesday, October 7 in New York, in conjunction with the release of his new memoir Rocks: My Life In And Out Of Aerosmith (S&S; Hardcover; October 7, 2014; $27.99). After New York, the book tour continues with stops throughout the U.S., including a mid-tour stop at The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, OH. Full list of dates are below and online here: http://joeperry.com/joe-perry-tour.

With total candor and without apology, in ROCKS Perry shares what life is like as the lead guitarist and co-head writer of Aerosmith. Both a study in brotherhood and solitude, Perry reflects on the people who stood beside him during the highs and lows as he and Aerosmith skyrocketed into a world of fame and utter excess.  Beginning with a foreword by Johnny Depp, ROCKS has already earned praise from some of the biggest names in rock and roll: “An insightful and harrowing roller coaster ride” (Slash); “Rocking Joe Perry ‘rocks’ again” (Jimmy Page); “When I grow up, I want to be Joe Perry” (Gene Simmons).  And with over 100 photographs showing Perry’s life on- and off-stage, ROCKS is “evocative” and “will strike gold with every Aerosmith fan” (Publishers Weekly).

Fans can come see JOE and get their copy of his official autobiography signed at the following dates and locations listed here:

DATE

CITY

VENUE

Tue

10/7

New York, NY

BARNES & NOBLE @ Union Square

Wed

10/8

Ridgewood, NJ

BOOKENDS

Thu

10/9

Brookline, MA

BROOKLINE BOOKSMITH @ The Coolidge Corner Theatre

Fri

10/10

Boston, MA

GUITAR CENTER - Boylston Street

Sat

10/11

Boston, MA

THE PAPER STORE @ Framingham

Mon

10/13

Chicago, IL

THE STANDARD CLUB OF CHICAGO

Mon

10/13

Arlington Heights, IL

GUITAR CENTER - Arlington Heights

Tues

10/14

Cleveland, OH

THE ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME

Wed

10/15

Los Angeles, CA

BARNES & NOBLE @ The Grove

Thu

10/16

San Francisco, CA

GUITAR CENTER - San Francisco Proper

Fri

10/17

San Francisco, CA

BOOK PASSAGE @ The San Francisco Ferry Building

Sat

10/18

Phoenix, AZ

CHANGING HANDS BOOKSTORE

Sun

10/19

Scottsdale, AZ

GUITAR CENTER - Scottsdale

Mon

10/20

Los Angeles, CA

BOOK SOUP

 

Pre-order ROCKS: My Life In and Out of Aerosmith here:
Amazon.com - http://amzn.to/WiG3qm
Barnes & Noble - http://bit.ly/1twTeSY
BAM - http://bit.ly/1Belzi2
Indie Bound - http://bit.ly/Yfg4ln
Audible.com - http://bit.ly/1xgPRSx 

For more information, visit: joeperry.com

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Noisey Presents NOLA: Life, Death And Heavy Blues From The Bayou Episode 2

 

NOLA

 

Today Vice Magazine's music portal, Noisey, presents the second episode of NOLA: Life, Death And Heavy Blues From The Bayou, a seven-part series examining the people and the culture that helped spawn bands like Down, Eyehategod, Crowbar, Acid Bath and so many others.

 

In part two, Mike IX Williams discusses finding kindred spirits in Jimmy Bower and Joey LaCaze and creating a band, "that's like Sabbath, but a punk band," with Eyehategod. Enduring hardships like drugs and Hurricane Katrina, Eyehategod persevered into 2013, only to have tragedy strike yet again.

 

Watch Episode Two, Now Playing At THIS LOCATION.

 

Eyehategod will return to the road next month, commencing with a short rash of one-off live incursions in Denver, Orlando and Miami as well as an appearance at Philip H. Anselmo's Housecore Horror Film Festival in Austin. From there, the band will head west trouncing stages alongside Power Trip, Iron Reagan and Today Is The Day on select dates. Eyehategod continues to tour in support of their chart-topping, critically-adored self-titled studio offering, currently available via Housecore Records.

 

EYEHATEGOD Tour 2014:
10/02/2014 Summit Music Hall - Denver, CO
10/03/2014 Backbooth - Orlando, FL
10/04/2014 Churchill's - Miami, FL
10/26/2014 Housecore Horror Film Fest @ Emo's - Austin, TX
10/29/2014 El Corazon - Seattle, WA w/ Power Trip, Iron Reagan
10/30/2014 Bosonova Theater - Portland, OR w/ Power Trip, Iron Reagan
10/31/2014 Star Lite Lounge - Sacramento, CA w/ Power Trip, Iron Reagan
11/01/2014 Metro - Oakland, CA w/ Today Is The Day, Power Trip, Iron Reagan
11/02/2014 The Observatory - Santa Ana, CA w/ Today Is The Day, Power Trip, Iron Reagan
11/03/2014 Los globos - Los Angeles, CA w/ Power Trip, Iron Reagan
11/04/2014 Catalyst - Santa Cruz, CA w/ Power Trip, Iron Reagan
11/05/2014 The Garage - Ventura, CA w/ Power Trip, Iron Reagan
11/06/2014 Dive Bar - Las Vegas, NV w/ Today Is The Day
11/07/2014 Soda Bar - San Diego, CA w/ Today Is The Day
11/08/2014 Club Red - Phoenix, AZ w/ Today Is The Day
11/09/2014 Launch Pad - Albuquerque, NM w/ Today Is The Day
11/12/2014 The Riot Room - Kansas City, MO
11/13/2014 Hi Tone - Memphis, TN
11/15/2014 Cobra Lounge - Chicago, IL w/ Today Is The Day
11/16/2014 Smith's Downtown - Mishawaka, IN w/ Today Is The Day
11/20/2014 Double Wide - Dallas, TX w/ Today Is The Day
11/21/2014 Fitzgerald's - Houston, TX w/ Pig Destroyer, Today Is The Day
11/22/2014 One Eyed Jacks - New Orleans, LA w/ Pig Destroyer

 

http://www.noisey.vice.com

http://www.eyehategod.ee
http://www.facebook.com/OfficialEyeHateGod
http://www.thehousecorerecords.com

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CANNIBAL CORPSE: First Week Chart Numbers Revealed
Official Video For "Kill Or Become" Unveiled

 

 

A Skeletal Domain, the latest full-length from American death metal icons, CANNIBAL CORPSE, debuted at an astounding #32 on Billboard's Top 200 chart, making it the highest charting record in the band's storied history! Additionally, A Skeletal Domain ranked in at #3 on the Hard Music chart, #5 on the Independent chart, #7 on Billboard's Rock chart, #21 on the Physical Albums chart, #31 on the Top Current Albums chart, #59 on the Digital Albums chart and #4 on iTunes Metal! In Canada, the record also broke CANNIBAL CORPSE's previous charting records landing at #21 on the Top 200 Current Albums chart, #4 on the Hard Music chart, #58 on Digital chart, #39 on iTunes' Top 200, #5 on iTunes' Rock chart and a flooring #2 on iTunes' Metal chart! The band pummeled in Germany as well with A Skeletal Domain rivaling all the band's prior positions peaking at #21 on the Top 100 Albums chart, #21 on the Media Control charts and position #19 on the Media Market charts. Elsewhere, the record debuted at #21 on the UK Rock/Metal charts, #39 on the UK Independent Albums charts, #28 in Austria and #50 in Switzerland.

 

A Skeletal Domain marks CANNIBAL CORPSE's thirteenth studio album. Produced by Mark Lewis (The Black Dahlia Murder, DevilDriver) at Audio Hammer Studios, the record boasts twelve ravenous tracks of confrontational, meticulously-executed, ill-omened brutality as only CANNIBAL CORPSE can deliver.

 

In related A Skeletal Domain news, today CANNIBAL CORPSE is pleased to unveil the official new video for third cut of depravity, "Kill Or Become." Shot at Kelly's Hideaway in Seffner, Florida and directed by critically-lauded videographer David Brodsky of MyGoodEye (Goatwhore, Hellyeah, Whitechapel, Municipal Waste et al), the zombie-strewn, nightmarishly awesome clip fluctuates from color and black and white and offers up a delicious visual inundation of blood, guts and gastric fluids.

 

Check it out at http://www.metalblade.com/cannibalcorpse. And don't forget your chainsaw!

 

A Skeletal Domain is out NOW via Metal Blade Records. Order yours today at THIS LOCATION and check out the band's newly launched website at http://www.cannibalcorpse.net!

 

"'Vector Of Cruelty' is a masterful combination of coruscating mid-pace burl and quirky thrash, 'The Murderer's Pact' pushes boundaries in the fields of lead work and atonality, while 'Kill Or Become' has a sizzling, infectious quality and the potential to be a set closer should they ever quit it with 'Hammer Smashed Face.'... the point is, there's material on lucky number thirteen that stands up to the classics." - Decibel

 

"A Skeletal Domain proves why CANNIBAL CORPSE are still such an integral part of the metal world." - Loudiwre

 

"...an absolute must have for any lover of anything brutal..." - Metal Injection

 

"...one of CANNIBAL CORPSE's most absorbing records in years." - The Guardian

 

"CANNIBAL CORPSE have pushed the technicality of their songs without forgetting the brutality or speed that fans have come to expect...with A Skeletal Domain there is even more of a reason for people to give CANNIBAL CORPSE a listen." - Sputnik Music

 

"...it's impressive that a group approaching its third decade can still bring the noise... and songs like the muscular title cut, the frenetic 'Icepick Lobotomy,' and the lurching and doomy 'Kill Or Become' deliver their dark wares with the subtlety of a morning star to the head." - All Music

 

"[CANNIBAL CORPSE] fucking rule their fucking roost with talons of fucking steel." - MetalSucks

  

 

http://www.metalblade.com/cannibalcorpse
http://www.cannibalcorpse.net
http://www.facebook.com/cannibalcorpse

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LIVE AT WACKEN 2013 - The World‘s Biggest Metal Festival on 3DVD
/ 3Bluray / 2CD!

  Available Now via UDR Music

 

DVD COVER

 

Wild and hot - that was the Wacken Open Air 2013! The 24th Wacken Open Air included over 120 bands on seven stages, 75.000 fans and most of all sun, sun and more sun. Metalheads from all over the world celebrated the most legendary party of them all and turned the little village of Wacken in Northern Germany into the place to be for any self-respecting Metalhead.

The 24th Wacken Open Air once more proved to be unique, with a special vibe which has to be experienced to understand. “Live at Wacken 2013“, brings this atmosphere right home on DVD, Bu and CD! The hits, the legends, the fans - and many, many memorable shows.

The 3-DVD-set and also the 3-Bluray-set offer plenty of music with 43 bands and 106 songs. The audio version on 2 CDs features 32 highlights. “Live at Wacken 2013“ is available now on DVD, CD, BluRay Amaray and as digital download.

What‘s even better, there are some gems hidden in some of these: One Golden Ticket for a “Lifetime Membership for the W:O:A“ giving the lucky winner the opportunity to enjoy the festival every year till eternity without buying a ticket. Also randomly included are ten Silver VIP Tickets that include a tour through the Artist Village on the festival grounds. A dream come true for any Metalhead...

“Live at Wacken 2013“ even serves a good cause that keeps heavy music alive: All bands and labels have donated their royalties to the Wacken Foundation, a non-profit organisation in support of the Hard Rock and Heavy Metal scene (www.wacken-foundation.com). UDR Records will also be making a donation of 1 Euro for each and every DVD & CD sold, with everyone involved, from manufacturing to marketing, supporting the Foundation.

You will see Rock icon Alice Cooper, who knows better than most how to put on a show. His Wacken appearance is no exception, with three guitarists, lots of action and hits like ‘Billion Dollar Babies’ and ‘Hey Stoopid’. Nightwish with new singer Floor Jansen receives ecstatic reactions, Metal Queen Doro celebrates her 30th anniversary of being on stage, and Sabaton sings with a huge audience choir in the midday sun. Mr. Rock‘n‘Roll himself, Lemmy Kilmister, hits the stage, ignoring recent health issues that caused several show postponements. In blistering heat, Motörhead delivered a shortened set, blasting through ‘Damage Case’, ‘Metropolis’, ‘Over The Top’ like only they can. Deep Purple have been equally groundbreaking as the genre‘s forefathers and played Wacken for the first time. The fans were not disappointed, as shown during their classic ‘Lazy’.

And the list goes on: the Thrash Metal wake-up call that Annihilator opens the festival with, the wild moshpits during Anthrax’s classic-filled set, the big epicness of Lingua Mortis Orchestra feat. Rage and surprises like Ugly Kid Joe, who invited Motörhead guitarist Phil Campbell for their rowdy rendition of ‘Ace Of Spades’.

Furthermore the DVD includes the following appearances:

- Legion Of The Damned

- Trivium

- DevilDriver

- Whitechapel

- Alpha Tiger

- Soilwork

- Mustasch

- Fozzy (feat. Wrestling-Star Chris Jericho

- Candlemass

- Ihsahn

- Amorphis

- Agnostic Front

- Serum 114

- Die Kassierer

- Thunder

- Pretty Maids

- Heaven’s Basement

- Sonata Arctica

- Alestorm

- Dezperadoz

 

 

“Live at Wacken 2013” on 3DVD / 3Bluray / 2CD – bring home the best metal party worldwide!

 

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CLUTCH

U.S. HEADLINING WINTER TOUR
TO LAUNCH DECEMBER 27 IN CINCINNATI AND WRAP JANUARY 10 IN AUSTIN

ANNOUNCE PRE-PRODUCTION ON ELEVENTH STUDIO ALBUM DUE OUT 2015 VIA WEATHERMAKER MUSIC

 
CLUTCH band photo
:
L-R: Jean-Paul Gaster, Tim Sult, Dan Maines and Neil Fallon.

 

After a summer of epic gigs including their first-ever South American performance,  a headlining show in Sao Paulo, Brazil; stunning crowds at all three Riot Fest shows (Toronto, Chicago and Denver), CLUTCH has announced a winter U.S. tour which will launch on December 27 in Cincinnati and wrap up on January 10 in Austin. On the upcoming winter trek, CLUTCH will debut a handful of new songs on the road. Torche and Lionize will join the band as support for the entire run (see dates below).

CLUTCH--NEIL FALLON (vocals, rhythm guitar), TIM SULT (lead guitar), DAN MAINES (bass) JEAN-PAUL GASTER (drums and percussion)--will re-team with the acclaimed producer Machine (Lamb Of God, King Crimson, Crobot) for a pre-production session in October. The recording of the new album is scheduled to begin in January 2015 with the same team that worked on CLUTCH’s last album Earth Rocker, tagged by Rolling Stone as “seething admixtures of jam-band chops, careening blues-punk riffs” (Dec. 2013). The group’s critically acclaimed Earth Rocker album received a 3-disc triple deluxe release this summer via Weathermaker Music. CLUTCH’s upcoming album is due for worldwide release in 2015.

Asked about the musical direction of the new album NEIL FALLON says: “The best thing is just following your gut. I think if we tried to make ‘Earth Rocker 2,’ it would be D.O.A. But then again, you don't wanna completely abandon it. We started writing for the next album pretty quickly. So it does bear a lot of similarities to Earth Rocker, just because we're coming off the heels of that album. If we’d waited five years, I'm sure it would be a different story."

Catch CLUTCH on the road in the following cities:

DATE

CITY

VENUE

US TOUR

TICKET LINKS:

THU

9/25

Huntington, NY

The Paramount

http://tinyurl.com/ocnswcf

FRI

9/26

Norfolk, VA

The NorVa

http://tinyurl.com/nufpjr7

The Shindig Music Festival with Jane's Addiction, Rise Against, Gogol Bordello, Halestorm

SAT

9/27

Baltimore, MD

The Shindig Music Festival

http://tinyurl.com/mn6hq2s

WINTER TOUR

TICKET LINKS:

SAT

12/27

Cincinnati, OH

Bogart's

http://tinyurl.com/mzen8mf 

SUN

12/28

Cleveland, OH

House of Blues

http://tinyurl.com/mgx8ykn

MON

12/29

Sayreville, NJ

Starland Ballroom

http://tinyurl.com/na2ut9j

TUE

12/30

Philadelphia, PA

Electric Factory

http://tinyurl.com/pt7t3wt

SAT

1/3

Atlanta, GA

Center Stage

http://tinyurl.com/nshnyvv

SUN

1/4

Lake Buena Vista, FL

House of Blues

http://tinyurl.com/phed4gy

TUE

1/6

New Orleans, LA

House of Blues

http://tinyurl.com/n6a39ng

WED

1/7

Houston, TX

House of Blues

http://tinyurl.com/khojxrf

THU

1/8

Dallas, TX

House of Blues

http://tinyurl.com/kl5olal

FRI

1/9

Tulsa, OK

Cain's Ballroom

http://tinyurl.com/lpvxfcz

SAT

1/10

Austin, TX

Emo's

http://tinyurl.com/o843atc

  


CLUTCH with Torche and Lionize

 

CLUTCH critical soundbites:

“…seething admixtures of jam-band chops, careening blues-punk riffs and singer Neil Fallon's nerdy, piss-taking wiseass lyrics--release their hardest rocking set to date.”

--ROLLING STONE, (#10 Rolling Stone “Top 20 Metal Albums,” Dec. 2013)

“Every now and again an album [Earth Rocker] comes along that’s an absolute classic-not just a handful of good tunes and a handful of filler, but a classic from start to finish. Not since Pure Rock Fury and Blast Tyrant has Clutch been so straightforward in their approach. By their own admission, the band found fresh inspiration from touring with Thin Lizzy and Motorhead and it showed in the music and in the colossal riffs of guitarist Tim Sult. “

--METAL HAMMER, (#1 Metal Hammer “Album of the Year,” Jan. 2014)

“…bluesy rock, blustery, but impressively precise riffage, beards, and story songs about robots.

--Allison Stewart, REVOLVER (Mar. 2013)

Vocalist Neil Fallon oozes the passion and silver-tongued charm of a fire-and-brimstone preacher on the title track, Sult unleashes scores of timeless Clutch riffs (with a highlight being the irresistible fervor of ‘Unto the Breach’), and bassist Dan Maines lays down a gritty yet silky tone on tracks like ‘Crucial Velocity’ and ‘Mr. Freedom.’ In fact, every song here has its own rhythmic or melodic hallmark, making Earth Rocker a surefire future classic.”

--Billy Brennan, MODERN DRUMMER (Apr. 12, 2013) 

Clutch has become a beaming example of perseverance and self-sufficiency for an independent act. …Earth Rocker remains focused on staying tight. …tracks like ‘Unto The Breach’ deliver with force: It’s fast, aggressive, melodic and catchy.”

--Mike Thomas, RELIX (Apr. 2013) 

Earth Rocker is Clutch’s hard turn into primal boogie heaviness. The acoustic flourishes, blues songs, and psychedelic forays that shaped Clutch’s past few records are shelved and in their place are hard and barbed riff-driven tunes. …Singer Neil Fallon is a holy rock ’n’ roller celebrating his music’s cathartic release and its history.”

--Scott McLennan, BOSTON GLOBE (Mar. 2013) 

Clutch has created one of its best, and most straightforward, albums to date. …Working again with producer Machine, the act stripped away the excess and honed in on the riff-heavy, muscular bar-band rock. …The white-knuckled rocking only slows down once. ‘Gone Cold,’ a subdued existential meditation, signals the end of Side A and works as a palate cleanser from the amplification and distortion. The respite also builds anticipation for the album's best track, ‘Book, Saddle and Go.’ The band was inspired by recent tour mates, and '70s hard-rock legends, Thin Lizzy, and here it shows most. The call-and-response hook and gritty riffing are proof Clutch doesn't need to pander to fans or a major label (Weathermaker Music is owned by the band).” 

--Wesley Case, BALTIMORE SUN, (Mar 15, 2013)

Clutch, the hard-touring Maryland band with an endless supply of guitar riffs, is back on the righteous path of heavy rock... Earth Rocker is Clutch's hardest-hitting album in a while, and it's full of Fallon's occasionally inscrutable, fantastical sci-fi themes. There are references to Guttenberg, the Large Hadron Collider and the medieval weapon the halberd--and that's just in one song (‘Unto the Breach’). ‘The Face’ imagines a post-apocalyptic pop culture landscape where rock is dead and electric guitars have been cast into the sea. On ‘Cyborg Bette,’ our rock-star narrator falls for a robot, his ‘latest model’. A welcome return to form.”

--Christopher Weber, SEATTLE TIMES (Mar 18, 2013)

’Earth Rocker’will leave you battered and bruised from the relentless rhythm, vibe and energy. …The record is so UP, so groove ridden that words are not adequate to describe it. There is no filler here. There are no weak moments. There is nothing wasted. There is not a lyric, not a riff, not even a cymbal crash that is out of place.  Clutch are better musicians than most, but they are a much better band than just about everybody (there is a crucial difference). What an album it is.”

--Richard Maw, THE SLUDGELORD, (Mar. 24, 2013)

 

For more information on CLUTCH:

 www.pro-rock.com and http://weathermakermusic.com
http://instagram.com/clutchofficial
https://www.facebook.com/Clutchband
https://twitter.com/clutchofficial
https://www.youtube.com/user/OfficialClutch 

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EXODUS Premieres Brand New Title Track ‘Blood In, Blood Out’ via Billboard

 

Blood In, Blood Out + Bonus DVD Due Out October 14th via Nuclear Blast

 

iTunes Pre-Orders Get ‘Salt The Wound’ and ‘Blood In, Blood Out’ Instant Grat Tracks

 

 

 exodus art

 

 

 

Fans clamoring for a second new track from the upcoming new EXODUS record, Blood In, Blood Out, are having their cake and eating it too! The blazing new title track, ‘Blood In, Blood Out’, is available for streaming now, exclusively via Billboard.com. Stream it here: http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/6259236/exclusive-exodus-blood-in-blood-out

 

Guitarist Gary Holt states, “Time to let a fast one outta the bag! Check out this advance preview of the title track ‘Blood In, Blood Out’ and get another taste of our upcoming new record! Fast raging thrash! One of many in the new disc! Bay Area sickness to slap you upside your face!”

 

Read an exclusive Billboard interview with original EXODUS & current METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett regarding previously released track ‘Salt The Wound’: http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/6258706/kirk-hammett-exodus-reunion-interview-album

 

The brand new album from EXODUS, entitled Blood In, Blood Out, is due out in North America on October 14, 2014 via Nuclear Blast. Produced by Andy Sneap (ACCEPT, KREATOR, MEGADETH), Blood In, Blood Out can be pre-ordered from the Nuclear Blast USA Webshop in CD, digi-pak + bonus DVD, 2-LP exclusive yellow vinyl, and imported limited edition box set formats.  Bundles include a t-shirt with exclusive artwork by Swedish artist Par Olofsson (PSYCROPTIC, ABYSMAL DAWN, REVOCATION) + a poster (while supplies last). Blood In, Blood Out lead vocal work by returning band frontman Steve “Zetro” Souza

 

Fans who pre-order the album Blood In, Blood Out on iTunes will receive instant downloads of the tracks ‘Salt The Wound’ and ‘Blood In, Blood Out.’ Get yours here: http://geni.us/exobiboitunes   

 

Track listing for the deluxe digi-pak version of Blood In, Blood Out:

 

01 – Black 13 (featuring Dan the Automator)

02 – Blood In, Blood Out

03 – Collateral Damage

04 – Salt The Wound (featuring Kirk Hammett)

05 – Body Harvest

06 – BTK (featuring Chuck Billy)

07 – Wrapped In The Arms Of Rage

08 – My Last Nerve

09 – Numb

10 – Honor Killings

11 – Food For The Worms

 

BONUS DVD includes:

• “Blood Upon The Goat” making-of footage

• Behind-the-scenes tour footage

• Footage from Kirk Hammett’s Fear FestEVIL After Party at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con

 

The digital version of Blood In, Blood Out will include the digital bonus track “Angel Of Death” (ANGEL WITCH cover).

 

The album’s Japanese edition includes the “Protect Not Dissect” bonus track featuring Rat from THE VARUKERS/DISCHARGE.

 

 

Read and listen to more from EXODUS and Blood In, Blood Out:

 

Listen to the new track ‘Salt The Wound’ featuring a guest guitar solo by Kirk Hammett on the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLB4brr7vf-P4egVHvggweOlSKfM2oB7qs

 

Just posted today – read an exclusive Blood-Disgusting interview with vocalist Steve “Zetro” Souza here: http://bloody-disgusting.com/interviews/3314044/exoduss-steve-zetro-souza-talks-blood-blood-horror-interview/

 

Watch the first two of five exclusive trailers on GUITAR WORLD.com, showcasing material from the bonus “Making Of” DVD entitled “Blood Upon The Goat”:

·

Part 1 featuring guitarist & songwriter Gary Holt - www.guitarworld.com/gary-holt-exodus-discusses-making-blood-blood-out-part-1-exclusive-video

 

Part 2 featuring guitarist Lee Altus: http://www.guitarworld.com/exodus-discuss-making-new-album-blood-blood-out-part-2-guitarist-lee-altus-exclusive-video

 

 

  

EXODUS will head out with fellow metal titans Slayer and Suicidal Tendencies on a U.S. tour this November sponsored by Scion.  This “destined to be legendary” tour launches on November 11th with two shows at The Fox Theater in Oakland, California.  The 26-show trek includes nine headlining off-dates with additional performances to be announced soon.  Tickets are on sale now via the links on the official EXODUS Facebook page.

 

Due to the overwhelmingly demand, EXODUS VIP Experience packages are now available for the entire tour via SLOtix.com. Visit the site for tour package details.

 

All EXODUS VIP Experience attendees will be included in a giveaway for either an autographed Gary Holt signature guitar or an EXODUS guitar.  At the end of the tour, Gary Holt will personally call the winner himself to announce that they’ve won!

 

EXODUS in North America with Slayer & Suicidal Tendencies

11/11 – The Fox Theater - Oakland, CA (2nd show added!)

11/12 – The Fox Theater - Oakland, CA

11/14 – The Forum - Inglewood, CA, 

11/15 – Comerica Theatre - Phoenix, AZ

11/17 – Coca Cola Bricktown Events Venter - Oklahoma City, OK

11/18 – ACL Live at the Moody Theater - Austin, TX

11/19 – Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie - Grand Prairie (Dallas), TX 

11/21 – Hard Rock Café/Hard Rock Live - Orlando, FL,

11/22 – The Tabernacle - Atlanta, GA

11/23 – The Fillmore - Charlotte, NC (EXODUS ONLY)

11/24 - Empire - North Springfield, VA (EXODUS ONLY)

11/25 – Washington Avenue Armory - Albany,NY

11/26 – Sands Bethlehem Event Center - Bethlehem, PA,

11/28 – The Palladium - Worcester, MA

11/29 – Wellmont Theatre - Montclair, NJ

11/30 – Tower Theater - Upper Darby (Philadelphia), PA

12/02 – Agora Theatre - Cleveland, OH

12/03 - Madison Theatre - Covington, KY (EXODUS ONLY)

12/04 – Egyptian Room at Old National Centre - Indianapolis, IN

12/05 – The Fillmore Detroit - Detroit, MI

12/06 – The Venue at Horseshoe Casino - Hammond, IN

12/07 - Aftershock - Merriam, KS (EXODUS ONLY)

12/08 - Gothic Theatre - Denver, CO (EXODUS ONLY)

12/09 - Pub Station - Billings, MT (EXODUS ONLY)

12/10 - The Hop - Spokane, WA (EXODUS ONLY)

12/11 - Studio Seven - Seattle, WA  (EXODUS ONLY)

12/12 – Hawthorne Theater - Portland, OR  (EXODUS ONLY)

 

Additional shows will be announced soon.

 

Tickets are on sale now via the links on the official EXODUS Facebook page.

 

ABOUT EXODUS

With a career spanning 34 years, EXODUS have not only helped shape and define the thrash metal genre for over three decades, but continually seek to raise its standards. One of the forefathers of the Bay Area scene that became known and envied throughout the world, the band’s 1985 debut album, Bonded By Blood, has since become a legacy album featuring mandatory live staples such as "Strike Of The Beast," "A Lesson In Violence," and the album’s title track. Formed in 1980, the band’s original members included Tom Hunting on drums, Kirk Hammett (Metallica), Tim Agnello on guitars, and Carlton Melson on bass. With a line-up that has evolved throughout the years, the current incarnation of EXODUS charges into the future with returning frontman Steve “Zetro” Souza on vocals, Gary Holt and Lee Altus on guitars, Tom Hunting on drums, and Jack Gibson on bass. In 2014, EXODUS closed the first half of the year with stellar performances at Kirk Hammett’s Fear FestEvil and Rock On The Range, as well as a groundbreaking tour with fellow thrash legends Slayer and Suicidal Tendencies. To date, EXODUS has released nine studio albums, two live albums, and one compilation. Their most recent release, Exhibit B: The Human Condition, debuted in the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart in 2010.

 

Visit EXODUS online at www.EXODUSATTACK.com.

Like: www.facebook.com/EXODUSATTACK

Follow: Twitter.com/_EXODUS

Watch: www.YouTube.com/EXODUS

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SLASH
SET FOR THIRD STRAIGHT TOP TEN ALBUM DEBUT WITH
WORLD ON FIRE

SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS
KICK OFF THEIR TAKEOVER OF ICONIC HOLLYWOOD CLUBS THIS WEEK
STARTING TONIGHT AT THE TROUBADOUR (9/23)
THURSDAY AT  THE ROXY (9/25)  AND FRIDAY AT THE WHISKY A GO GO (9/26)

NEW ALBUM RECEIVES EARLY CRITICAL PRAISE AS
CURRENT SINGLE AND TITLE TRACK “WORLD ON FIRE”
SLAMS INTO ROCK RADIO’s TOP 5  AT #3 THIS WEEK


“The group [Slash with Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators] is now three albums into their career, and its latest, WORLD ON FIRE (Dik Hayd)—tracked as usual on analog tape—features some of the warmest-rock guitar textures, most dimensional and contrapuntal guitar arrangements, and most downright killin’riffs Slash has ever delivered. It also features camaraderie, chemistry, work ethic, and to use a rhythm section term, gelling that Slash-after paying more than his share of drama dues with those other two bands-certainly deserves. In Kennedy, Slash has found a lead singer who not only kills both the new stuff and the old, he also shows up to soundcheck on time. Guns, Revolver and Snakepit were all cool, but Slash now playing huge crowds under his own name, and playing the music he wants to, has finally found his real dream band.”

--Jude Gold, GUITAR PLAYER (Cover story, October 2014)

 

SLASH and his band Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators have unleashed their electrifying 17-song opus WORLD ON FIRE to worldwide acclaim. Clocking in at #10 on the U.S. Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, the new album marks SLASH’s third straight album to debut in the Top Ten.  Other top ten entries around the world include #2 in Australia, #2 in Germany, #1 in Switzerland, #2 in Ireland, #3 in Japan, #3 in Finland, #5 in Austria and  #7 in the U.K.. The album’s hell-raising first single and title track slams into Rock radio’s Top 5 this week at #3. Listen to the song “World On Fire” HERE and watch the video HERE.

WORLD ON FIRE (Dik Hayd International, distributed through Caroline) is gathering early critical acclaim from media worldwide. Guitar World magazine praised the album “…as a diverse record that covers a multitude of musical feels with a rawness and energy that’s reminiscent of Slash’s early work with Guns N’ Roses. Make no mistake about it: World On Fire is not a solo project. It was recorded by a band with all four members contributing their strengths as a whole.” (Sept. 2, 2014) Premier Guitar added, “With his current band, it appears Slash has found something he’s been looking for: a band that ignites together…This chemistry comes through on the group’s new album ‘WORLD ON FIRE.’ With its cohesive sound, this naturally flowing collection of 18 barnburners provides a foundation for Slash’s extraterrestrial, high-flying tones and extensive soloing.” (August 2014) Elsewhere, ArtistDirect.com praised SLASH and his band, “delivered a brash, ballsy, and brilliant seventeen-song slab in the form of World on Fire. Slash's third solo album feels like a new beginning not only for the guitar god, but for rock music as well.” (September 15, 2014) While Loudwire.com added, “Slash fans are in for a treat for his third solo album. He and his cohorts, Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators, give you more bang for your buck with a whopping 17 tracks and providing a little something for everyone. A lot of rock, a little blues, some definite swagger and songs

WORLD ON FIRE marks SLASH’s third solo offering and second album with his official band The Conspirators which features MYLES KENNEDY (vocals), BRENT FITZ (drums) and TODD KERNS (bass). For WORLD ON FIRE, SLASH and the band worked with producer Michael “Elvis” Baskette (Alter Bridge, Falling In Reverse, Incubus) to create a powerful new turn for the band in 17 songs. WORLD ON FIRE is the follow-up to 2012’s Apocalyptic Love which debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and earned SLASH two No. 1 U.S. rock radio hits–his first-ever solo–with “You’re A Lie” and “Standing In The Sun.”

Beginning, tonight, Tuesday, September 23, SLASH will do a complete takeover of the Sunset Strip returning to the iconic guitarist’s stomping grounds with a series of three very special sold-out club shows: September 23 at The Troubadour, Thursday, September 25 at The Roxy and Friday, September 26 at The Whisky A Go Go. These shows are presented by and honor the 50-year anniversary of the beloved musician retailer Guitar Center. The Roxy show will be filmed and aired as a 90-minute concert specialSLASH featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators-Live From the Roxy” for broadcast exclusively on national television on DIRECTV’s Audience Network (channel 239) November 9th at 8 p.m. The full rock concert will be filmed in stunning 4k and 5.1 surround sound and will feature songs spanning Slash’s storied career including material from his new album, WORLD ON FIRE as well as Guns’N’Roses material.

Last Friday (September 19), SLASH unveiled a new maze at Universal Studios Hollywood “Clowns 3D Music By SLASH” at “Halloween Horror Nights.” This collaboration marks the first time a musician has created an original score for the popular Halloween event. SLASH received an “Eyegore Award”--which honors influential entertainment professionals in the horror genre within the movie, television and music industries—alongside directors Robert Rodriguez (Sin City, From Dusk Till Dawn, Grindhouse) and John Landis (An American Werewolf in London, The Blues Brothers). SLASH and his bandmate MYLES KENNEDY then performed “Nothing Left To Fear,” the title song for his first-ever motion picture (2013) he co-produced through his film/TV production company Slasher Films to close out the annual awards show (photo below).

 


Slash and Myles Kennedy perform “Nothing Left To Fear” at the Eyegore Awards.
Photo Scott Uchida

 

http://slashonline.com
https://twitter.com/#!/slash
https://www.facebook.com/Slash
http://www.youtube.com/slash

Watch SLASH's live interview on Huffington Post Live here: http://live.huffingtonpost.com/r/segment/slash-world-on-fire-new-album-guns-n-roses/53f7be5302a760147000069c

 

Catch SLASH featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators live on the Sunset Strip this week. Following their November European tour, expect more U.S. dates to be announced for early 2015.

DATE

CITY

VENUE

 

Guitar Center Presents: Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators Live from the Sunset Strip

Tue

9/23

Hollywood, CA

The Troubadour 

Thu

9/25

Hollywood, CA

The Roxy 

Fri

9/26

Hollywood, CA

The Whisky A Go Go

EUROPE TOUR

MON

11/10

Dublin, Ireland

 O2 Arena

WED

11/12

Paris, France

 Le Zenith

SAT

11/15

Basel, Switzerland

 St. Jakobshalle

SUN

11/16

Turin, Italy

 Palaolimpico

MON

11/17

Florence, Italy

 Mandela Forum

WED

11/19

Vienna, Austria

 Stadthalle

THU

11/20

Krakow, Poland

 Krakow Arena

SAT

11/22

Munich, Germany

 Zenith

SUN

11/23

Cologne, Germany

 Palladium

MON

11/24

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 Heineken Music Hall

WED

11/26

Brussels, Belgium

 Forest Club

FRI

11/28

Manchester, U.K.

Phones 4U Arena

SAT

11/29

Leeds, U.K.

 Leeds Arena

MON

12/1

Birmingham, U.K.

 LG Arena

TUE

12/2

London, U.K.

 Wembley Arena

THU

12/4

Glasgow, U.K.

 Hydro Arena

About SLASH:
SLASH has amassed album sales of over 100 million copies, garnered a GRAMMY Award and seven GRAMMY nominations and was inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame. Time magazine named SLASH #2, behind Jimi Hendrix, on its “The Ten Best Electric Guitar Players of All-Time” list. SLASH helped create signature sounds like the guitar riff on #1 hits for Guns N Roses “Sweet Child o’ Mine” and “Welcome To The Jungle.” After leaving the band, SLASH went on to critical acclaim with SLASH’s Snakepit and global success with the supergroup Velvet RevolverSLASH’s self-titled biography critically well-received, climbed the bestseller list in both the U.S. and U.K. hitting #8 on the NY Times Bestsellers List. SLASH landed on the top of the charts with his first solo album, Slash (2010) which featured Ozzy Osbourne, Fergie and more. SLASH and his band featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators released the critically acclaimed Apocalyptic Love (2012) which stormed the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart at #4 as the top rock debut and produced his first-ever #1 rock radio solo hits: “You’re A Lie” and “Standing In The Sun.” SLASH released Nothing Left To Fear (2013) the first-ever motion picture he co-produced from Slasher Films, his film/TV production company. SLASH and his band release their new album WORLD ON FIRE September 16, 2014
www.slashonline.com.

 

 

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SCAR SYMMETRY
Releases New Album Trailer

 

 

Swedish melo-death metallers SCAR SYMMETRY are set to release their new album and successor to 2011’s highly acclaimed masterpiece The Unseen Empire this fall. The new album, entitled The Singularity (Phase 1 – Neohumanity), will be out on October 14, 2014 via Nuclear Blast in the US, and is the first part of a trilogy.

The band just release a new album trailer. Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMCmEskKXsg

The tracklist of The Singularity (Phase I – Neohumanity)

01. The Shape Of Things To Come                            

02. Neohuman                                                          

03. Limits To Infinity                                                 

04. Cryonic Harvest                                                  

05. The Spiral Timeshift                                           

06. Children Of The Integrated Circuit                    

07. Neuromancers                                                   

08. Technocalyptic Cybergeddon                 

Per Nilsson commented: "The lyrical concept that Henrik came up with for The Singularity trilogy is huge in scope, complex and awe-inspiring, and naturally the music I wrote needed to follow suit - and it is with great pride that we can now present 'Phase I - Neohumanity', the first part in the most progressive and elaborate project in the history of Scar Symmetry. What an awesome way of celebrating our 10th anniversary!"
 
The cover artwork for The Singularity (Phase I – Neohumanity) was created by Mircea Gabriel Eftemie

Also check out:

Trailer #1: http://youtu.be/QkmjsETMlmU

Lyric video Limits To Infinity’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgs-rhvt-Q8

www.facebook.com/scarsymmetry | www.nuclearblast.de/scarsymmetry

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BLACK TUSK Enter the Studio to Begin Work on New Album


 
Working With Joel Grind from Toxic Holocaust at Audiosiege Studios in Portland, OR

Savannah, Georgia's BLACK TUSK have entered the studio to begin work on the follow-up to their last release 2013's Tend No Wounds EP.  The band is currently holed up in Portland, OR at Audiosiege Studios with Toxic Holocaust front man and acclaimed producer Joel Grind.  They are currently shooting for a release in the first half of 2015 via Relapse Records.

 

The band on their collaboration with Joel Grind:

 

"This one's got everything! Get ready for a roller coaster ride!  We are super excited to release this one. Everyone will see that this was well worth the wait!  Joel was perfect for this album and when you hear it, you'll see why!"

 

BLACK TUSK's latest release Tend No Wounds is available in CD, Vinyl and digital formats and can be ordered from the Relapse Records Store HERE  The EP can be purchased on iTunes HERE.  The EP is streaming in full on BLACKTUSK's Bandcamp Page.

 

BLACK TUSK's video for the song "Truth Untold" directed by Brad Kremer and produced by Tytan Creates.  It can be viewed HERE.

 

To keep up to date with all things BLACK TUSK please visit:
 

www.blacktuskterror.com

www.facebook.com/BlackTusk

www.twitter.com/BlackTusk

www.relapse.com

www.bandcamp.com/blacktusk

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SLIPKNOT'S KNOTFEST
STAGE 004 DETAILS REVEALED:

HEADBANG FOR THE HIGHWAY STAGE PRESENTED BY ZIPPO ENCORE

FEATURES THE FACELESS AND DEAD FOR DENVER,

PLUS RISING REGIONAL AND LOCAL TALENT BATTLING IT OUT TO BE PART OF KNOTFEST

THREE DAY DESTINATION FESTIVAL

HELD FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24 THROUGH SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26

FEATURES THE BIGGEST BANDS IN HEAVY MUSIC WITH SPECIAL SATURDAY AND SUNDAY LATE NIGHT CLOSING SETS BY SLIPKNOT

AT SAN MANUEL AMPHITHEATER & CAMPGROUNDS

IN SAN BERNARDINO, CA

 


Slipknot’s KNOTFEST--the most cutting edge heavy music festival in America--has revealed initial details about Stage 004 at the October 24-26 destination festival held at San Manuel Amphitheater & Campgrounds in San Bernardino, CA. The Headbang For The Highway Stage Presented By Zippo Encore will give the best regional and local metal bands the opportunity to battle it out for the chance to be part of the biggest metal show to hit the U.S. in years.

On Saturday, Stage 004 headliners The Faceless will be joined by six Headbang For The Highway Battle-of-the-Bands winners. Sunday’s Headbang For The Highway Stage lineup will feature headliners Dead For Denver and five more Battle-of-the-Bands winners, including Kings Of Carnage and Still Not Dead.

Headbang For The Highway battles, sponsored by Brick House Studios and The Alumni Tour, are being held in the southwestern U.S. and California through October 19 to determine the final slots on this year’s KNOTFEST. For more information, go to http://headbangforthehighway.com/.

These Battle-of-the-Bands winners will join a lineup that features some of the most powerful names in metal--including Slipknot, Danzig, Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat, Of Mice & Men, Anthrax and more.

As previously announced, Slipknot will close Stage 001 both Saturday and Sunday, with unique sets each night, featuring brand new music and an entirely new stage set and experience. In addition, all KNOTFEST online ticket purchasers (and those that purchase tickets before October 5 to Slipknot's headline tour with Korn and King 810) will receive a digital download of the new album, delivered 24 hours early.

KNOTFEST--powered by Rockstar Energy Drink--will feature a Slipknot-curated lineup of over 60 bands performing on five stages on Saturday and Sunday, as well as a Friday night VIP Pre-Party Bash, band performances and other activities for those that have purchased VIP or Camping Packages.

Headbang For The Highway’s The Battle For KNOTFEST is taking place at the following locations:

 

Date     City/State                                 Venue                                     Winner

8/24     Santa Ana, CA                        Malone’s                                  Kings Of Carnage

9/15     West Hollywood, CA               Whisky A Go Go                     Still Not Dead

9/19     Tempe, AZ                              AZ Club Red / Red Owl           TBD

9/27     Fort Worth, TX                         Tomcats West                         TBD

9/28     Santa Ana, CA                        Malone’s                                  TBD

9/28     Austin, TX                               Dirty Dog Bar                           TBD

10/3     Phoenix, AZ                            Joe’s Grotto                             TBD

10/4     Tucson, AZ                             The Rock                                 TBD

10/11   Oakland, CA                            Grand Live                              TBD

10/18   Las Vegas, NV                       The Cheyenne Saloon             TBD    

10/19   Henderson, NV                       Eagle’s Hall                              TBD

 

In addition to the Battle-of-the-Bands at each location, Brick House Studios will be giving away one free $200 tattoo on stage each night. Bands hoping to compete for a chance to perform on Stage 004 at KNOTFEST can email info@headbangforthehighway.com with the subject “KNOTFEST” and the name of the showcase venue where they wish to play. For more information, go to:

www.headbangforthehighway.com

www.facebook.com/headbangforthehighway

Every KNOTFEST has been a fully immersive experience for fans, and this one ups the ante. In addition to performances from more than 60 of the heaviest bands on the planet, attendees will descend into an apocalyptic underworld featuring over 20 festival attractions including a Slipknot Museum (curated by the band), carnival rides, a zip line across the festival grounds, drum circles, a massive display of fire, freaks, fire-breathers, stilt-walkers, and much more.

KNOTFEST tickets are on sale now and going fast at www.knotfest.com. A limited number of VIP packages are still available. Camping packages and pit tickets are SOLD OUT.

Doors open at 11:00 AM each day and the show runs until 12:30 AM on Saturday and 11:30 PM on Sunday.

KNOTFEST is a short drive from San Francisco, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Tucson, San Diego, the San Joaquin Valley, and many more cities in the Southwestern USA.

KNOTFEST is made possible through the support of sponsors including Rockstar Energy Drink, Kinetic Power, Ole Smokey Moonshine, Musicians Institute, FYE, Headbang for the Highway, Ernie Ball, The Slidebar Rock N Roll Kitchen, Legator Guitars, Fxck Cancer and Zippo Encore.

For the most-up-to-date information, visit:

www.knotfest.com

www.facebook.com/KNOTFEST

www.twitter.com/KNOTFEST

 

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BASS PLAYER LIVE! 2014

NOVEMBER 8-9, 2014 IN LOS ANGELES

TWO FULL DAYS OF CLINICS, EXHIBITIONS, PERFORMANCES, AWARDS

AT S.I.R. STUDIOS

WITH ABRAHAM LABORIEL, HENRIK LINDER,

GARY WILLIS, RICKEY MINOR, dUg PINNICK, STEVE BAILEY, CHUCK RAINEY & MORE


Bass Player LIVE! returns to Los Angeles for a seventh year November 8-9, 2014 with two full days of clinics and exhibitions at S.I.R. Studios, plus a special Saturday evening session featuring the presentation of Bass Player’s Young Gun Award to Henrik Linder of Dirty Loops and the Lifetime Achievement Award to session legend Abraham Laboriel. The wide-ranging clinics for bassists of all styles and skill levels include the Bass Player LIVE! debuts of Gary Willis and Chuck Rainey, TV’s “Face of Bass” Rickey Minor, prog/metal hero dUg Pinnick, a bass education roundtable led by Steve Bailey, a bass set-up panel clinic that includes master luthiers Roger Sadowsky and Mike Tobias, and more.

Tickets are on sale now at http://bassplayerlive2014.eventbrite.com/. Both single day and weekend packages for the Bass Player LIVE! clinics and exhibits are available and priced as follows:

  • S.I.R. Studios day pass for Saturday OR Sunday – $37.50 plus fees
  • S.I.R. Studios weekend pass – $52.50 plus fees

 

Note: Each day pass purchase includes a complimentary subscription to Bass Player magazine. All Saturday and weekend passes include access to all award presentations and performances during the special Saturday evening session.

The Bass Player LIVE! clinics and exhibitors will be located at S.I.R. Studios on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood, CA on Saturday, November 8 from 10:00 AM-8:30 PM and Sunday, November 9 from 10:00 AM-5:00 PM. Bass players of all ages, levels and styles are invited to attend.

The special Saturday evening session at S.I.R. runs from 6:00 PM-8:30PM on November 8, featuring performances and award presentations including:

 

The presentation of Henrik Linder’s Bass Player Young Gun Award, followed by a trio performance with Henrik, Gary Willis and drummer Kirk Covington 

The presentation of Abraham Laboriel’s Bass Player Lifetime Achievement Award, followed by a performance by Open Hands, with Abraham, keyboardist Greg Mathieson, saxophonist Justo Almario and drummer Bill Maxwell 

An All-Star Jam in Clinic Room B featuring artists from the event 

• Additional special performances to be announced 

Bass Player LIVE! daytime clinics on Saturday and Sunday include: 

A live clinic interview with super-hot Swedish fuze/pop trio Dirty Loops’ bass sensation Henrik Linder 

A VSOP clinic performance by Abraham Laboriel, Bakitihi Kumalo (Paul Simon) and Hutch Hutchinson (Bonnie Raitt), presented by Kala 

The Bass Player LIVE! clinic debut of iconic fretless bassist, solo artist and Tribal Tech co-founder Gary Willis 

Bass Education, led by Berklee College of Music Bass Department Chairman and renowned solo artist Steve Bailey, and featuring BP Lifetime Award Recipient and Cal Arts bass instructor Alphonso Johnson, LAMA Bass Dept. Chair and low-end specialist Jerry Watts, Nashville session bassist and Belmont University instructor Roy Vogt, and noted web teachers Janek Gwizdala (solo artist, Mike Stern) and Norm Stockton (solo artist, Bobby Kimball) 

TV Bass Roundtable with Mike Merritt of Conan, Jimmy Earl of Jimmy Kimmel Live, and John B. Williams of Doc Severinsen’s Tonight Show band and the Arsenio Hall Show’s Posse 

A clinic performance and discussion with TV’s “Face of Bass,” award-winning producer and American Idol and Tonight Show with Jay Leno bandleader Rickey Minor 

A solo clinic by master rock bassist/vocalist dUg Pinnick of King’s X and Pinnick/Gales/Pridgen 

Legends of New York Bass: A historic clinic featuring past BP Lifetime Achievement Award Winners Chuck Rainey and Jerry Jemmott, who collectively have played on seminal Gotham recordings by Aretha Franklin, King Curtis, B.B. King, Roberta Flack, the Rascals, and more 

Latin Bass Roundtable clinic led by Oskar Cartaya (Spyro Gyra, Herb Alpert, J-Lo), with Carlitos Del Puerto (Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Chick Corea), Jon Pena (Larry Cartlon, Tania Maria, Steve Vai) and others 

A multi-string metal mashup clinic featuring Jeff Hughell (Six Feet Under, Reciprocal) and Nick Schendzielos (Cephalic Carnage, Job for a Cowboy) 

Our annual International Bassist clinic with Wojtek Pilichowski (Polish solo artist and vituoso web sensation)

Also slated to appear are: Lee Sklar (BP Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, session legend, Phil Collins), Brian Bromberg (solo artist, Bass on the Broadband), Hadrien Feraud (Chick Corea, Zawinul Legacy Band, John McLaughlin), “Ready” Freddie Washington (session legend, Steely Dan), Tal Wilkenfeld (2014 BP Young Gun recipient, solo artist, Jeff Beck), Sean Hurley (L.A. session star, John Mayer), Bob Glaub (session legend, Jackson Browne), Miles Mosley (solo artist, Chris Cornell), Nik West (solo artist, Dave Stewart), Bobby Vega (Sly & the Family Stone, Mickey Hart), Robert “Bubby” Lewis (solo artist, Lupe Fisaco, Snoop Dog) and Phil Chen (Rod Stewart, Jeff Beck)

Among the participating manufacturers at Bass Player LIVE! 2014 are Warwick, Aguilar, Sadowsky Guitars, Tech 21, Kala, Ashdown, D’Addario, Ampeg, Paul Reed Smith, Dunlop, Eden, GHS, Ibanez, Lakin Basses, N.S Design, Spector, TC Electronic, EBS, Carvin, and Mayones Basses.

 Previous Bass Player LIVE! honorees and attendees include Chris Squire, Larry Graham, Geezer Butler, Verdine White, Bootsy Collins, Jack Casady, Aston “Family Man” Barrett, Charlie Haden, Rocco Prestia, Mike Watt, Billy Sheehan, Victor Wooten, Robert Trujillo, Marcus Miller, Lee Rocker, Darryl Jones, Don Was, Tal Wilkenfeld, Nathan East, and more.

 Visit www.bassplayerlive.com for the latest information on tickets and participating artists and manufacturers. 

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EYEHATEGOD Announces Autumn Live Assault 

 

 

Louisiana volume visionaries, EYEHATEGOD, are pleased to announce their next run of live demolitions this Fall. The band's latest itinerary includes a short rash of one-off dates in Denver, Orlando and Miami as well as an appearance at Philip H. Anselmo's Housecore Horror Film Festival in Austin. From there, team EYEHATEGOD will head west razing stages alongside Power Trip, Iron Reagan and Today Is The Day on select dates.

 

Comments frontman Mike IX Williams, "New Orleans sons of the hurricane and battered filthy communists, EYEHATEGOD, will embark on a severely damaging run of US shows this October 2014 that are guaranteed to please the dirt starved masses of nasty rock 'n' roll tenfold. See ya'll on the railroad tracks!"

 

EYEHATEGOD continues to tour in support of their chart-topping, self-titled studio offering and first full-length in nearly fifteen years. Released in May via Housecore, the record continues to reap praise and critical "fuck-yeahs" from fans and media globally. In an 8/10 score Pitchfork declares, "After fourteen years, they've come out swinging, armed with yet another of their often-renewed leases on life and still spoiling for a fight. That Eyehategod exists at all is a miracle in and of itself, but the fact that it is so damn great is simply extraordinary." Stereoboard dubs the record, "a vitriolic demonstration of everything that made this band so great in the first place. There are brilliant riffs, moments of barely contained aural violence and, most memorably of all, the ever-distinctive vocals of Mike IX Williams... a worthy addition to the band's already impenetrable legacy." Added The New York Times in a live review, "Something happened to EYEHATEGOD in the last decade, since its members got on the other side of those disasters: some kind of stability - a realization of exactly what the band has and how to use it. And its show at Club Europa, in Brooklyn... fell in line with the last three I've seen... It was an extended family of riffs, played over the new drummer Aaron Hill's weaving, swinging drum patterns, and under the singer Mike IX Williams' wretched howl and crinkly-eyed, mirthless smile. It was low-end body music, half-slovenly, half-graceful, impossibly deep - music for moving to in fluid motion."

 

Additional live incursions from EYEHATEGOD will be announced in the coming weeks. The band is currently working on a brand new picture disc version of the New Orleans Is The New Vietnam seven-inch which will be released soon in an extremely limited leather cover edition on A389. Stay tuned.

 

EYEHATEGOD:

10/02/2014 Summit Music Hall - Denver, CO

10/03/2014 Backbooth - Orlando, FL

10/04/2014 Churchill's - Miami, FL

10/26/2014 Housecore Horror Film Fest @ Emo's - Austin, TX

10/29/2014 El Corazon - Seattle, WA w/ Power Trip, Iron Reagan

10/30/2014 Bosonova Theater - Portland, OR w/ Power Trip, Iron Reagan

10/31/2014 Star Lite Lounge - Sacramento, CA w/ Power Trip, Iron Reagan

11/01/2014 Metro - Oakland, CA w/ Today Is The Day, Power Trip, Iron Reagan

11/02/2014 The Observatory - Santa Ana, CA w/ Today Is The Day, Power Trip, Iron Reagan

11/03/2014 Los globos - Los Angeles, CA w/ Power Trip, Iron Reagan

11/04/2014 Catalyst - Santa Cruz, CA w/ Power Trip, Iron Reagan

11/05/2014 The Garage - Ventura, CA w/ Power Trip, Iron Reagan

11/06/2014 Dive Bar - Las Vegas, NV w/ Today Is The Day

11/07/2014 Soda Bar - San Diego, CA w/ Today Is The Day

11/08/2014 Club Red - Phoenix, AZ w/ Today Is The Day

11/09/2014 Launch Pad - Albuquerque, NM w/ Today Is The Day

11/12/2014 The Riot Room - Kansas City, MO
11/13/2014 Hi Tone - Memphis, TN

11/15/2014 Cobra Lounge - Chicago, IL w/ Today Is The Day

11/16/2014 Smith's Downtown - Mishawaka, IN w/ Today Is The Day

11/20/2014 Double Wide - Dallas, TX w/ Today Is The Day
11/21/2014 Fitzgerald's - Houston, TX w/ Pig Destroyer, Today Is The Day 
11/22/2014 One Eyed Jacks - New Orleans, LA w/ Pig Destroyer 

 

Order Eyehategod through Housecore Records HERE.

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A BREACH OF SILENCE to join DROWNING POOL on U.S. tour

Australian power-core metal pioneers A BREACH OF SILENCE are pleased to announce they will be joining DROWNING POOL as support on their unLUCKy 13th Anniversary ‘Sinner’ tour. The tour will kick off on October 22nd in New Orleans, LA and is scheduled to wrap up November 26th in Joplin, MO. Confirmed dates are as follows…

A BREACH OF SILENCE – USA tour dates w/ Drowning Pool
21-Oct – Waco, TX @ Wild West
22-Oct - Jefferson, LA @ Southport Hall
23-Oct - Destin, FL @ Club LA
24-Oct - Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits
25-Oct - Mobile, AL @ Soul Kitchen
26-Oct - Cape Coral, FL @ Dixie Roadhouse
28-Oct - Fredericksburg, VA @ Hard Times
29-Oct - Virginia Beach, VA @ Shakas
30-Oct - Lynchburg, VA @ Phase 2
31-Oct - Fostoria, OH @ The New Nest
1-Nov - Macomb, IL @ The Outskirts
2-Nov - Sioux Falls, SD @ The District
4-Nov - Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep
5-Nov - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
6-Nov - Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theatre
7-Nov - Salt Lake City, UT @ Murray Theatre
8-Nov - Las Vegas, NV @ LVCS
13-Nov - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
14-Nov - Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory Concert House
15-Nov - Missoula, MT @ Stage 112
16-Nov - Billings, MT @ Babcock Theatre
18-Nov - Watertown, SD @ Original Bar and Night Club
19-Nov - Spring Lake Park, MN @ POV's
21-Nov - Racine, WI @ Rt. 20
22-Nov - Ringle, WA @ Q and E Expo Center
23-Nov - Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
26-Nov - Joplin, MO @ Rock 3405
 
For ticket sales and additional information, please visit:
http://ow.ly/BwNj7 

New album 'The Darkest Road' coming out October 7 

THE DARKEST ROAD’ is scheduled to be released on October 7, 2014, preview & pre-order the album from iTunes and download two songs instantly, before release date at http://smarturl.it/abos-darkest-road 

Compact discs may be pre-ordered from Eclipse Records at http://smarturl.it/dt0aqc and all orders will receive a free 17-song compilation CD. Orders shipping to Australia or New Zealand can get $4 off shipping costs by using coupon code CROCKIE during checkout. 

Also available from
GooglePlay, Amazon, Best Buy, FYE, and better music stores everywhere.

Pre-order The Darkest Road now!

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DEVILMENT Feat. Dani Filth - Announces Video Shoot + Release First Pictures

 

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Witch County England's finest, DEVILMENT featuring the master of horrors, Dani Filth (CRADLE OF FILTHTEMPLE OF THE BLACK MOON), recently shot a video for the upcoming second single, 'Even Your Blood Group Rejects Me', which will be featured on the band's upcoming debut album, The Great And Secret Show. The album is scheduled to be released on Halloween 2014 (October 31). Find pictures from the video below.

Commented director Sam Scott-Hunter"With this video I really wanted to capture the intensity of the song, and then shove it in your face to get the heart pounding - the visual equivalent of listening to it loud on your headphones in a dark room. So to do that we locked ourselves in a studio in deepest, darkest Suffolk, turned most of the lights out and the volume up, and we didn't come out again until we had that intense groove etched indelibly into the back of the camera. It's a dark song, and I wanted that heaviness to come across visually, but there's also an air of mystery and mysticism in what the band are doing, and to capture that we enlisted an incredible dancer, NagaSita, who has a wonderfully different and exotic take on the track. I hope when people watch this, they can turn the lights off, turn it up loud, and enjoy a really intense experience."

Added Dani Filth"When we approached undertaking a video for the track 'Even Your Blood Group Rejects Me', the intention was to create something very visually disturbing, yet stunning to look at, in a minimalistic monochrome context. The idea was to really bring out the performance of the track and marry it to phantasmagorical images, all cut to the massive pounding beat. Through the inclusion of smoke, strobe-lighting, fire, Theban masks, exotic dance and silhouette, we have endeavoured to create a mystic atmosphere in which we plunged the entire studio into complete and utter darkness, so that the viewer's full attention is focused on these aforementioned traits, set adrift against what appears to be the timeless whirls of space. Sam Scott-Hunter the director and his assistant for the day, band photographer Dex Jezierski, both pulled out all the stops to make this video come to horrid artistic fruition, and we even enlisted the help of my wife Toni and daughter Luna for hair, angle-grinding, make-up and costume, all for the benefit of keeping our cinematic occult activities a closed secret from the unsuspecting human world. As a band we are all extremely pleased with the outcome of our dalliance with the dark arts and hope that viewers to this visual feast will enjoy it just as much as we did weaning the video from its deep Satanic birth."

 

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The band recently announced, that MTV JACKASS star Bam Margera can be heard duetting on DEVILMENT's cover of the MIDNIGHT OIL classic 'Beds Are Burning' which will be included as a bonus track on the limited first edition of the album.

DEVILMENT also have released the third episode of the official album interview series. Check out DaniDaniel and Lauren talking about how the band met: 
http://youtu.be/osuDOM_VroU

The band, consisting of Dani Filth (vocals), Daniel Finch (guitar & samples) Colin Parks (rhythm guitar/lead guitar), Nick Johnson (bass guitar), Aaron Boast (drums), Lauren Francis (keyboards & vocals) recently signed a deal with Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

The Great And Secret Show was recorded at Grindstone Studios in Suffolk with producer Scott Atkins, who has previously worked with the likes of CRADLE OF FILTHBEHEMOTHAMON AMARTHSYLOSIS and GAMA BOMB. The artwork (see below/attached) was created by legendary Drake Mefestta

The band’s first single ‘Mother Kali’ can be heard here: http://youtu.be/Il61bCC4g3w

The first episode of the official album interview series can be watched at http://youtu.be/CZ9BNnIduls
The second episode can be watched at http://youtu.be/RF2e_tJFO_s

The Great And Secret Show tracklist:
01. Summer Arteries
02. Even Your Blood Group Rejects Me
03. Girl From Mystery Island
04. The Stake In My Heart
05. Living With The Fungus

06. Mother Kali
07. Staring At The Werewolf Corps
08. Sanity Hits A (Perfect) Zero
09. Laudanum Skull
10. The Great And Secret Show

 

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11. Beds Are Burning (MIDNIGHT OIL cover, feat. Bam Margera)
12. Psycho Babble
13. Even Your Blood Group Rejects Me (Motion Picture Soundtrack)
 

DEVILMENT will be touring for the first time later this year and have announced a string of live dates with LACUNA COIL and MOTIONLESS IN WHITEDani Filth also makes a guest appearance on the latest MOTIONLESS IN WHITE single ‘Puppets 3 (The Grand Finale)’ which can be heard here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDix79LuVF8 

LACUNA COIL
MOTIONLESS IN WHITE
DEVILMENT

31.10.14 UK Bristol - Anson Rooms
01.11.14 UK London - The Forum
02.11.14 UK Glasgow - 02 ABC
04.11.14 UK Manchester - The Ritz
05.11.14 UK Birmingham - The Institute
06.11.14 LUX Esch/Alzette - Rockhal

08.11.14 D Wiesbaden - Schlachthof

09.11.14 NL Utrecht - Tivoli

10.11.14 B Hasselt - Muziekodroom

12.11.14 D Hamburg - Gruenspan

13.11.14 D Cologne - Essigfabrik

14.11.14 D Berlin - C-Club

15.11.14 D Herford - Club X

17.11.14 D Munich - Backstage

18.11.14 CH Pratteln - Z7

20.11.14 I Bologna - Zona Roveri

21.11.14 I Treviso - New Age

22.11.14 I Rome - Orion
23.11.14 I Milan - Live Club

You have been warned.

 

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SUAS

DIO CANCER FUND PRESENTS $100,000 TO 

HOUSTON'S M.D. ANDERSON CANCER CENTER

 

FUNDS WILL FURTHER RESEARCH IN GASTRIC CANCER

DEVELOPMENT AND PROGRESSION 

 

The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, founded in memory of the late heavy metal singer, last week presented a check for $100,000 to the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. This donation is the second installment in a commitment to fund gastroesophageal cancer research spearheaded by Dr. Jaffer A. Ajani, Professor, GI Medical Oncology, who treated Ronnie James Dio at the Center for the last six months of his life. The Fund's initial donation of $117,000 in December of 2010 served as seed money that allowed Dr. Ajany to receive additional grant monies as well as several National Cancer Institute (NCI) grants with a total amount of $10 million.

SUAS Ribbon Several members of the Dio Cancer Fund's board of directors travelled to Houston to personally deliver the check and tour the hospital and the gastric cancer research facilities. This year, the Dio Cancer Fund has been the beneficiary of funds generated from the worldwide release and sale by Rhino Records of the Dio tribute album THIS IS YOUR LIFE.   It features Dio songs-from his tenures with Rainbow, Black Sabbath and his own band Dio-performed by some of metal music's biggest names, among them Anthrax, Halestorm, Rob Halford, Metallica, Motörhead, Glenn Hughes, Scorpions, Corey Taylor and Tenacious D. It has sold over 80,000 units since its release on April 1st. The Fund's annual awards Gala this year doubled as a preview listening party for the album, generating additional revenues.

A privately funded 501C3 charity organization dedicated to cancer prevention, research and education, the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund has already raised more than $800,000 in its short history. Interviewed about the gift to M.D. Anderson, Wendy Dio, widow of the late singer and Fund President/Founder, said that her husband's cancer treatment at the world-renowned cancer center "gave him hope, and the most important thing for a cancer patient is to have hope."   To view the interview, go to:

http://cw39.com/2014/09/10/md-anderson-receives-check-from-dio-fund/

Several members of the Dio Cancer Fund board of directors travelled to Houston to present the $100,000 check and to tour M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.  From left: Dio Cancer Fund board members Dean Schachtel, Sheila Melody and Dio Cancer Fund President Wendy Dio; Dr. Shumei Song, Assistant Professor, GI Medical Oncology-Research, and Dr. Jaffer A. Ajani, Professor, GI Medical Oncology, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center; board member William Wegner, Dio Cancer Fund Chairman Tim Murch, board member Sharon Weisz and Dio Cancer Fund Medical Director Sandeep Kapoor, M.D.

Gastric cancer often remains a silent killer because of its vague symptoms that often mirror less serious maladies. Sadly, gastric cancer has been on the rise over the past decade and funding for research to stop this deadly disease is grossly inadequate. Dr. Ajani and his team's research is based in the idea that there are cells called "signaling cells" that help determine the life cycle of a cell. Sometimes, these cells "misfire" and direct cells to multiply and propagate into cancer. The research is aimed at identifying these signals and suppressing them or altering their signal in order to avoid development into cancer.


 
Dr. Sandeep Kapoor, who was Ronnie Dio's general doctor and serves as Medical Director of the Dio Cancer Fund, has been working closely with Dr. Ajani's team of researchers for the past four years. "The best part of providing direct support to Dr. Ajani's research at the MD Anderson Cancer Center," he says, "is that the seed money from the Dio Cancer Fund is leveraged to obtain multimillion dollar grants from the government to expand the research and, hopefully, put an end to this deadly disease."
 

 

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Members of the Dio Cancer Fund Board of Directors visit the research laboratory of Dr. Jaffer Ajani at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.
 
 
  
To learn more about the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund or to make a donation, visit:  www.diocancerfund.org
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AT THE GATES reveals 'At War With Reality' album formats


   
      
"Gothenburg style" melodic death metal pioneers AT THE GATES will soon release their first new music in 19 years! Below is an overview of the formats for the highly anticipated At War With Reality comeback studio album, which will be released via Century Media Records on October 27th:
- Jewelcase CD (20 page booklet)
- Digipak CD (20 page booklet; 2 bonus tracks; patch)
- Cassette (limited to 500 copies worldwide)
- Digital download
- Gatefold 180gr. LP (20 page booklet; poster)
- Ltd. mediabook CD (40 page booklet; 2 bonus tracks; patch)
- Ltd. 3-disc artbook (48 page booklet; 4 bonus tracks; 5.1 surround mix DVD; patch) - limited to 3000 copies
- Ltd. 2x10" boxset (20 page booklet; poster) - limited to 1000 copies worldwide via CM Distro

The 12" LP format will come in the following colored vinyl editions:
- Black (unlimited)
- Transparent red (limited to 300 copies via CM Distro EU)
- Dark green (limited to 500 copies via CM Distro EU)
- Clear (limited to 500 copies in Sweden)
- Lilac marble (limited to 100 copies via CM Distro USA) *sold out*
- Blue marble (limited to 200 copies via CM Distro USA)
- Magenta marble (limited to 200 copies via CM Distro USA)
- Ash grey marble (limited to 500 copies via CM Distro USA)

- Silver (limited to 400 copies in the USA)
- Gold (limited to 1500 copies in the USA)
- White (limited to 100 copies; exclusive 2015 MDF edition in the USA)

Fans can pre-order At War With Reality now in North America: http://www.cmdistro.com/Search/at_the_gates

The European pre-sale for At War With Reality will start on September 29th. Two shirt designs can already be ordered here: https://www.cmdistro.de/Artist/At_The_Gates/1483

For a preview of the album, an online music teaser featuring the stunning artwork designed by Costin Chioreanu (twilight13media.com) can be viewed here: http://youtu.be/zdvIGiaEoUQ

At War With Reality standard track-listing
1. El Altar Del Dios Desconocido
2. Death And The Labyrinth
3. At War With Reality
4. The Circular Ruins
5. Heroes And Tombs
6. The Conspiracy Of The Blind
7. Order From Chaos
8. The Book Of Sand (The Abomination)
9. The Head Of The Hydra

10. City Of Mirrors
11. Eater Of Gods
12. Upon Pillars Of Dust
13. The Night Eternal

With the classic line-up of their latest masterpiece, Slaughter Of The Soul (1995), AT THE GATES recorded At War With Reality with Fredrik Nordström at Studio Fredman (IN FLAMES, ARCH ENEMY, DIMMU BORGIR) and mixed with Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios (OPETH, AMON AMARTH, KREATOR), who checked in with the following video message: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0vkElvuk-c

A previous message from the band can be viewed
here and a first pre-production video message can be seen here.

AT THE GATES + ROTTEN SOUND:
20.11.2014 - Tampere (Finland) - Klubi
21.11.2014 - Jyväskylä (Finland) - Lutako
22.11.2014 - Helsinki (Finland) - Nosturi

AT THE GATES, GRAVE, MORBUS CHRON:
27.11.2014 - Göteborg (Sweden) - Trägårn
28.11.2014 - Stockholm (Sweden) - Arenan
29.11.2014 - Malmö (Sweden) - KB


AT THE GATES, TRIPTYKON, MORBUS CHRON:
04.12.2014 - London (UK) - Forum
05.12.2014 - Manchester (UK) - Academy 2
06.12.2014 - Glasgow (UK) - Garage
07.12.2014 - Birmingham (UK) - The Oobleck *
08.12.2014 - Cardiff (UK) - The Globe *
10.12.2014 - Essen (Germany) - Turock
11.12.2014 - Hamburg (Germany) - Markthalle
12.12.2014 - Eindhoven (The Netherlands) - Eindhoven Metal Meeting
13.12.2014 - Leipzig (Germany) - Conne Island
14.12.2014 - Wien (Austria) - Arena
16.12.2014 - Aarau (Switzerland) - Kiff
17.12.2014 - Munich (Germany - Backstage Werk
18.12.2014 - Antwerpen (Belgium) - Trix
19.12.2014 - Cologne (Germany) - Essigfabrik
20.12.2014 - Berlin (Germany) - Postbahnhof
*=Update: new venue!

AT THE GATES - live 2015:
08.01.2015 - Istanbul (Turkey) - Garajistanbul **
09.01.2015 - Athens (Greece) - Stage Volume 1

10.01.2015 - Thessaloniki (Greece) - Principal Club
16.01.2015 - Bologna (Italy) - Estragon *
17.01.2015 - Rome (Italy) - Orion *
18.01.2015 - Trezzo Sull'Adda / Milano (Italy) - Live Club *
31.01.2015 - Dublin (Ireland) - Academy
21.02.2015 - Bergen (Norway) - Blastfest
26.02.2015 - Oslo (Norway) - Vulkan Arena
27.02.2015 - Karlstad (Sweden) - Nöjesfabriken
28.02.2015 - Umeå (Sweden) - House Of Metal
02.05.2015 - Sundsvall (Sweden) - Pipeline *
29.05.2015 - Johannesburg (South Africa) - Carfax
30.05.2015 - Johannesburg (South Africa) - Carfax
*=Update: new show!
**=Update: new venue!

AT THE GATES line-up:
Tomas Lindberg - Vocals
Anders Björler  - Guitars
Martin Larsson - Guitars
Jonas Björler - Bass
Adrian Erlandsson - Drums


AT THE GATES selected discography:
Gardens Of Grief / EP - 1991
The Red In The Sky Is Ours - 1992
With Fear I Kiss The Burning Darkness - 1993
Terminal Spirit Disease - 1994
Slaughter Of The Soul - 1995
Purgatory Unleashed / Live - 2010
At War With Reality - 2014

AT THE GATES online:
http://www.atthegates.se
https://www.facebook.com/AtTheGatesOfficial
https://twitter.com/AtthegatesGBG
http://www.youtube.com/atthegatesofficial
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BLACK LABEL SOCIETY ANNOUNCE 2015 TOUR DATES
WITH HATEBREED + BUTCHER BABIES



"SCARS" VIDEO RELEASED 

CATACOMBS OF THE BLACK VATICAN OUT NOW
WATCH THE NEW "SCARS" PIANO VERSION VIDEO HERE
As the Catacombs of the Black Vatican World Tour continues, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY has announced a new batch of tour dates for the start of the new year. The band will hit the road with HATEBREED and BUTCHER BABIES including a good portion of Canada in the first half of the run. 

After a highly successful appearance at the 2014 AFTERSHOCK FESTIVAL this past weekend, the band is ready to set sail with MOTORHEAD and ANTHRAX on the inaugural MOTORBOAT CRUISE starting September 22nd. Black Label Society will also participate in the first annual
KNOTFEST with SLIPKNOT, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and VOLBEAT in October. 

Zakk Wylde will also be featured on the fall dates of the 2014 EXPERIENCE HENDRIX TOUR. The tour has been paying homage to the musical genius of Jimi Hendrix, bringing together a diverse, all-star aggregation of extraordinary guitarists including multiple Grammy-winning Kennedy Center honoree Buddy Guy, Jonny Lang and Kenny Wayne Shepherd. Click
here for more information.
CLICK HERE FOR ALL TOUR DATES
Catacombs of the Black Vatican was released on April 8th, 2014 and debuted at #5 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart and #1 on the Rock and Independent Charts. The chart topping LP was also hailed as one of the "Best Albums of 2014" by Revolver Magazine. The new effort has accumulated critical praise with outlets like LOUDWIRE declaring "Wylde’s guitar playing has always been at an extremely high level, but the instrument that’s improved steadily over the years is his voice." New Jersey's  AQUARIAN WEEKLY states, "This is Black Label Society at its finest!"

With cover appearances on the likes of both Guitar Player and Guitar World magazines and a first ever TV performance on Late Night with Seth Meyers following the release of Catacombs Of The Black Vatican, the presence of the band has dug itself deeper into the history of modern day rock music.
01. Fields Of Unforgiveness
02.
My Dying Time

03. Believe
04. Angel Of Mercy
05. Heart Of Darkness
06. Beyond The Down
07. Scars
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)
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ALICE COOPER “Raise The Dead – Live From Wacken” DVD 
Out October 21, 2014 in North America via UDR Music

 

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Small but fine record label ‘UDR- Home of Legends’ lives up to one’s name again with another new and hot signing and upcoming release of ALICE COOPER, a true icon, a great performer – simply  a legend.

With Raise The Dead – Live From Wacken the label is also starting a new live series of legendary Wacken performances.  When Alice learned about the purpose behind it, he was very happy to be one the first to participate and support the Wacken Foundation.

The Wacken Foundation is a non-profit organization, supporting the new blood of hard rock / heavy and metal music. For every sold DVD/CD  € 1,--will be contributed to the Wacken Foundation.

ALICE COOPER - not much has to be said about this incredible artist whose career spans five decades by now.  He has been named one of the world’s most beloved entertainers. He is credited with helping to shape the sound and look of heavy metal and has been described as the artist who first introduced horror imagery to rock’n’roll, and whose stagecraft and showmanship have permanently transformed the genre.  The ‘Godfather of Shock Rock’ has inspired many other artists due to his theatrical stage performances; e.g.:  Kiss, Marilyn Manson and even Ozzy Osbourne – just to name a few.

Raise The Dead  will be available as DVD + CD Digipack . The DVD contains 22 songs from the Wacken concert and bonus material  shows  an interview with the man himself. The double CD has the complete concert. BluRay Amaray (Full HD). FSK 12, running time 75 min plus another 20 min of interview. 22 Songs LIVE…. a phenomenal stage show, all classics in one package +  – ALICE COOPER – one the biggest entertainers ever! Just enjoy the show!

 

Setlist DVD/BR:

  

1.           Hello Hooray                                    

2.           House of Fire                                 

3.           No More Mr Nice Guy                  

4.           Under My Wheels                          

5.           I'll Bite Your Face Off                    

6.           Billion Dollar Babies                      

7.           Caffeine                                            

8.           Department of Youth                    

9.           Hey Stoopid                                     

10.         Dirty Diamonds 

11.         Welcome To My Nightmare        

12.         Go To Hell          

13.         He's Back (The Man Behind The Mask)    

14.         Feed My Frankenstein    

15.         Ballad Of Dwight Fry      

16.         Killer     

17.         I Love The Dead              

18.         Break On Through          

19.         My Generation 

20.         I'm Eighteen                                    

21.         Poison                                              

22.         Schools Out / Another Brick In The Wall            

 

alice-cooper.udr-music.com

 www.alicecooper.com

www.wacken-foundation.com

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MEGADETH ISSUES THE FIRST FIVE MAJOR LABEL ALBUMS
ON REMASTERED PICTURE DISC FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE U.S
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 Titles Include Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying?So Far, So Good…So What!Rust In PeaceCountdown To Extinction And Youthanasia

September 15, 2014 – (Los Angeles, CA) - On November 11, 2014, Universal Enterprises (UMe) will issue the first five platinum-selling Capitol Records MEGADETH albums on limited edition picture disc vinyl for the first time in the U.S.

Titles include 1986’s Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying?, 1988’s So Far, So Good…So What! and 1990’s Rust In Peace, as well as 1992’s Countdown To Extinction and 1994’s Youthanasia, both making their debut on picture disc. Each album is pressed on heavyweight vinyl and will feature the remastered mixes by Dave Mustaine with the original album track listings. 

When MEGADETH signed to Capitol Records they were already well established in the underground metal scene. A blistering 3-song demo, which led to their debut independent studio album, Killing Is My Business…And Business Is Good!, and a string of now legendary west coast live shows cemented their reputation.  

Their groundbreaking 1986 major label debut Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying? featuring classics such as “Wake Up Dead,” “Devil’s Island” and “Peace Sells,” reached No. 76 on The Billboard 200 and has gone on to sell more than a million copies, going platinum in the U.S. and Canada.

1988’s So Far, So Good…So What! reached No. 28 on The Billboard Top 200 and features “In My Darkest Hour,” Dave Mustaine’s dark and heavy ode to the late Cliff Burton, the fast-paced “Hook In Mouth” and a cover of “Anarchy In The U.K.,” further bridging the gap between punk and metal and featuring original Sex Pistols’ guitarist Steve Jones.

1990’s critically acclaimed, platinum selling Rust In Peace features live staples “Hangar 18” and “Holy Wars…The Punishment Due.” Upon its release, Rust In Peace reached No. 23 on The Billboard Top 200, was Kerrang!’s Album of the Year, and is listed as one of the 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die, Metal Hammer’s 50 Hottest Thrash Albums Of All Time and Revolver Magazine’s The 69 Greatest Metal Albums Of All Time.

1992 saw the release of the Grammy nominated, double platinum release Countdown to Extinction. It debuted at No. 2 on The Billboard 200 and features the singles “Sweating Bullets,” “Foreclosure Of A Dream” and “Symphony Of Destruction,” all of which went Top 30 on the Mainstream Rock charts, with the latter making The Billboard Hot 100.

MEGADETH’s sixth studio release was the platinum selling Youthanasia. The album was released in 1994 and reached No. 4 on The Billboard 200 with the singles “Train of Consequences” and “A Tout le Monde” both reaching Top 30 on Mainstream Rock Tracks.

MEGADETH has created metal masterpieces for nearly three decades, selling more than 38 million albums worldwide, earning 11 Grammy® nominations and scoring five consecutive platinum albums including 1992’s two-million-selling Countdown to Extinction.

The band continued to break new ground and earn new accolades with their 2013 release, Super Collider, reaching No. 6 on The Billboard 200 and No. 3 on the Top Hard Rock Albums and Top Rock Albums charts.

http://www.megadeth.com

https://www.facebook.com/Megadeth

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CATCH FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH AND VOLBEAT
CO-HEADLINING ARENAS 
ON THE BIGGEST ROCK TOUR OF THE FALL 

TOUR KICKS OFF SEPTEMBER 16 TO SOLD-OUT SHOWS IN CEDAR RAPIDS, GRAND RAPIDS, UNCASVILLE AND LAS VEGAS

NEW 5FDP VIDEO FOR “WRONG SIDE OF HEAVEN”
SUPPORTING VETERANS SUFFERING FROM PTSD REACHES OVER 
3.6 MILLION VIEWS

 

As global rock heavyweights FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and VOLBEAT gear up for their co-headlining North American fall arena tour kicking off tomorrow, Tuesday, 9/16 in Salt Lake City, several dates including shows at the U.S. Cellular Coliseum (Cedar Rapids, IA), Deltaplex Arena (Grand Rapids, MI), Mohegan Sun Arena (Uncasville, CT) and The Joint at the Hard Rock (Las Vegas) have already sold out in advance of the start of the tour.

The tour is produced by Frank Productions/NS2. Special guests joining FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and VOLBEAT are HELLYEAH as direct support and NOTHING MORE as the opener. For tickets, go to www.fivefingerdeathpunch.com/tour. 5FDP VIP packages are available at: http://bit.ly/Rm0eBh.

“The two hottest rock bands out there are all geared up to start the biggest rock tour of the fall,” explains promoter Charlie Goldstone, President, Frank Productions Concerts, LLC. “We strongly encourage fans who have been waiting to buy tickets to act now so you don’t get left in the dust!”

Last month, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH debuted the video to their new single “Wrong Side Of Heaven” which can be viewed here: http://vevo.ly/wM96O1. The video, written by the band and directed by Nick Peterson, is intended to increase knowledge about the plight of veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and its larger repercussions for our country by way of affecting their mental and physical health, family life, assimilation back home after service and garnering quality job placement, among many other issues. The clip has received over 3,669,411 views since August 11.

In tandem with the video’s premiere, the band launched the webpage www.5fdp4Vets.com and ignited a special crowd-funding campaign for a jersey entitled 5FDP4VETS “No One Gets Left Behind” on Indiegogo. The campaign’s goal of raising $50,000 was bested by double in less than two day’s time—and exceeding $210,000 to date with another 10 days running. The proceeds will benefit the organizations that joined forces with the group to raise awareness for veterans suffering from PTSD. Fans who pledged will receive a limited-edition jersey created and designed by guitarist ZOLTAN BATHORY. The initial run of shirts ran out, and the band expanded it by 1,000 in order to keep up with the overwhelming demand.

Undoubtedly one of the most relevant and successful rock bands globally, 5FDP dominated 2013 with the releases THE WRONG SIDE OF HEAVEN AND THE RIGHTEOUS SIDE OF HELLVOLUME 1 and VOLUME 2. Both volumes debuted on the U.S. Billboard album chart at #2 (more notably, within a four-month period) and in the top ten mainstream charts all across the globe. The two albums feature two #1 radio hit singles (“Lift Me Up” featuring Rob Halford of Judas Priest and “Battle Born”) and have combined sales of over 650,000 units to date. The multi-million selling rock titans’ have had 13 consecutive top ten hits at Rock Radio with the brand new single for “Wrong Side Of Heaven” already climbing up the charts quickly.

USA TODAY proclaimed: “VOLUME 2 elevates the group to the top of its game. Offering more than blind rage, though there's certainly plenty, the songs live in the tension implied by the album's title--aware of the implications of lashing out, ready to accept the consequences” (11/19/13). Following Australia’s Soundwave Festival and shows across Japan and South East Asia, the band concluded a sold out European headlining tour earlier this year. FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH is Ivan Moody (vocals), Zoltan Bathory (guitar), Jeremy Spencer (drums), Jason Hook (guitar) and Chris Kael (bass).

 
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VOLBEAT's OUTLAW GENTLEMEN & SHADY LADIES has sold more than 300,000 copies in the U.S. according to Soundscan, alongside hundreds of thousands of digital singles. The Danish quartet received their first GRAMMY nomination in the "Best Metal Performance" category for "Room 24" (Volbeat Featuring King Diamond), and won Germany's Echo Award for "Best International Alternative Act."  The band's repertoire has become a staple at Active Rock radio, cementing their  relevance with six consecutive #1 singles at the format.  Their latest "Dead But Rising" recently hit the peak of the chart.  Overseas, OUTLAW GENTLEMEN & SHADY LADIES has been certified platinum in their home country of Denmark, alongside 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.  OUTLAW GENTLEMEN & SHADY LADIES, debuted at No. 1 in 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 fifth visit to North America this album cycle.  This past year, the band has been one of the largest touring draws on the European continent headlining both festivals and an 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. 

 


  
Pictured above, VOLBEAT.

 

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH / VOLBEAT - FALL 2014 TOUR DATES:
9/16 Salt Lake City, UT  Maverik Center
9/17 Billings, MT Rimrock Auto Arena @ Metrapark
9/18 Bismarck, ND Bismarck Civic Center
9/20 Cedar Rapids, IA US Cellular Coliseum (SOLD OUT)
9/21 Grand Rapids, MI Deltaplex (SOLD OUT)
9/23 Syracuse, NY The Oncenter
9/25 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Arena
9/26 Lowell, MA Tsongas Center
9/27 Albany, NY Times Union Center
9/28 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena (SOLD OUT)
9/30 Portland, ME Cumberland County Civic Center
10/1 Reading, PA Santander Arena
10/3 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
10/4 Youngstown, OH Covelli Centre
10/5 Louisville, KY Louder Than Life Festival – Champions Park (Festival)
10/7 Ft. Wayne, IN Allen County War Memorial
10/8 Detroit, MI Compuware Arena
10/10 Huntington, WV Big Sandy Superstore Arena
10/11 Duluth, GA Gwinnett Arena
10/12 Knoxville, TN Knoxville Civic Coliseum
10/14 Orlando, FL CFE Arena
10/16 Biloxi, MS MS Coast Coliseum
10/17 Little Rock, AR Verizon Arena
10/18 Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Center
10/20 Wichita, KS Intrust Bank Arena
10/21 Lubbock, TX Lonestar Amphitheatre
10/22 Rio Rancho, NM Santa Ana Star Center
10/24 Las Vegas, NV The Joint @ Hard Rock  (SOLD OUT)
10/25 Phoenix, AZ Big Red Night of The Dead – Downtown Phoenix
10/26 San Bernardino, CA Knotfest USA – San Manuel Amphitheater (Festival)
10/28 Broomfield, CO KBPI’s “Saints & Sinners Halloween Ball” – 1st Bank Center (Festival show with 5FDP, no Volbeat)

 

www.volbeat.dk
www.fivefingerdeathpunch.com
www.facebook.com/fivefingerdeathpunch
www.hellyeahband.com
www.nothingmore.net
www.5fdp4Vets.com

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SNOT Reunite For U.S. Tour
Playing Classic "Get Some" Album In It's Entirety


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September 9, 2014 - Santa Barbara California - Legendary Punk / Funk / Rock band SNOT has announced that they will be reuniting once again for a full U.S tour in which they will be performing their classic "Get Some" album in it's entirety. He Is Legend, Thira, and Lydia Can't Breathe will offer support. The tour kicks off on November 28th in Palm Desert, California and wraps up on December 23rd in Pomona, California. More dates will be added soon, so make sure to follow SNOT on Facebook for updates.

SNOT guitarist Mikey Doling says of the upcoming tour "I want to let you know we are ready to rock out as hard as humanly possible with all you SNOT heads around the world on our first world tour. I hope you're ready cause we have a ton of massive energy to bring to you. SNOT is something special to us. We will enjoy playing our debut and only record GET SOME in it's entirety for you live for all you die hard SNOT HEADS! SAY SOMETHING FOR THE RECORD TELL THE PEOPLE WHAT YOU FEEL!!"

SNOT lead singer Tommy Vext adds "Words cannot describe how excited I am to be getting back in the road with my brothers in SNOT. It is a privilege to play with a band that has had an indeterminable influence over countless artists from the bands inception & thereafter. I'm honored to pay tribute Lynn Strait and offer Snot fans on an international level the live experience they may not have yet enjoyed."

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Tour Dates:

11/28: Palm Desert, CA @ Shcmitty's Tavern
11/29: Las Vegas, NV @ Dive Bar
11/30: Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theater
12/01: Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
12/02: Denver, CO @ The Roxy
12/04: Springfield, MO @ Outland Ballroom
12/05: Des Moines, IA @ Wooly's
12/07: St. Paul, MN @ Amsterdam Bar & Hall
12/09: Joliet, IL @ Mojoe's
12/14: Dallas, TX @ Trees
12/15: Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
12/16: San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live
12/17: Austin, TX @ The Dirty Dog Bar
12/19: Phoenix, AZ @ Club Red
12/20: Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
12/22: San Diego, CA @ The Soda Bar
12/23: Pomona, CA @ The Glass House

More dates to be announced soon!

Follow SNOT on Facebook for updates!

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About SNOT:

From the birth of the Santa Barbara, CA based band in 1995, SNOT was a controversial force in the underground music scene. With a primordial mix of hardcore punk, metal, and funk – members Lynn Strait (vox), Mikey Doling (guitar), Sonny Mayo (guitar), John “Tumor” Fahnestock (bass), and Jamie Miller (drums) wreaked havoc up and down the west coast as they quickly began sharing stages and sold out shows with such bands as System of a Down, Incubus, Korn, Coal Chamber, and many more great up and coming bands of that time.

SNOT was signed by Geffen Records in 1996 and in 1997 released their only full length album, “Get Some." SNOT toured the US in ’97 and ‘98 with bands such as Deftones, Sevendust, Human Waste Project, Life Of Agony, Fishbone, Machine Head, Soulfly, and Sugar Ray before securing a slot on Ozzfest ’98 where they received incredible praise from metal fans, their musical peers, and law enforcement officers when lead singer, Lynn Strait, was arrested for indecent exposure after popping out of Limp Bizkit’s toilet stage prop completely nude.

Tragically, Lynn Strait was killed in a car accident on 12/11/98. SNOT disbanded and the surviving members went on to play in the bands Soulfly, Sevendust, Amen, LoPro, and Abloom- just to name a few.

In late 2000, “Strait Up”, a tribute album to late Lynn Strait was released on Immortal Records. It featured the music slated to be on the next SNOT album with guest vocals by the likes of Serj Tankian, Jonathan Davis, Lajon Witherspoon, Corey Taylor, Jason Sears Fred Durst, and many more.

In 2008 and 2009, SNOT reformed with vocalist, Tommy Vext (Divine Heresy), to pay tribute to their fallen brother, Lynn. They recorded two new songs and toured the western US with Devildriver and did a national tour with Mudvayne and 10 Years.

In Early 2014, the band got together yet again to play a string of shows in southern California, selling out every night, showing SNOT that the fans are out there waiting to see SNOT live. SNOT is currently planning a 22 date US tour in late 2014 followed by a 25 date UK/European tour in early 2015.

SNOT Lineup:

Tommy Vext -Vocals
Mikey Doling - Guitar
Sonny Mayo - Guitar
Jamie Miller - Drums
John Fahnestock - Bass

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TWELVE FOOT NINJA ANNOUNCE 30 DATE

U.S. TOUR WITH IN THIS MOMENT

CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED DEBUT ALBUM SILENT MACHINE
AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE IN STORES AND ONLINE NOW

MEET THE EMERGING AUSTRALIAN BAND AWARDED

"BEST NEW TALENT" AT THE REVOLVER GOLDEN GODS AWARDS


Los Angeles, CA - September 9, 2014 - One of Australia's hottest, most innovative, and experimental new bands Twelve Foot Ninja have announced they will join one of America's most unique heavy metal live acts, In This Moment, on a U.S. tour this fall and winter. Ticketmaster pre-sale begins Thursday, September 11 and public on-sale begins Friday, September 12. With 30 dates confirmed, Twelve Foot Ninja will be on the road supporting the recent stateside re-release of their critically acclaimed debut album Silent Machine (Volkanik Music). Earlier this year, the band took home the prestigious "Best New Talent" award at the sixth annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards. Cementing a cult-like following on the back of their brand of alternative rock, the band recently wrapped their first North American headlining tour performing throughout the U.S. and Canada, winning over thousands of fans at festivals with their explosive live performances at Welcome to Rockville, Carolina Rebellion, Rock on the Range, and Rocklahoma.
The debut single from Silent Machine, "Coming For You," is currently impacting and reacting at radio now and has surpassed more than 1,000,000 YouTube views. Check out the video now online at: http://youtu.be/-ST85Sui43Q. Widely praised by audiences and critics alike for their ability to combine juxtaposing genres seamlessly, "Coming For You" is the perfect embodiment of this.
In conjunction with the album re-release (featuring two acoustic bonus tracks), the band has bundled a special edition of Silent Machine with a 72-page full-color companion comic book containing 12 individual narratives inspired by the 12 songs featured on the Silent Machine. The band collaborated with acclaimed comic artist Keith Draws to produce the comics, which are based on the original Twelve Foot Ninja fable co-written by guitarist Steve 'Stevic' Mackay. The story chronicles a sole ninja's mission to restore balance in a world headed toward a self-inflicted apocalypse. The special edition CD/comic book bundle can now be purchased exclusively at their online store.
Twelve Foot Ninja are often classified as heavy fusion or progressive hard rock but whatever genre you call them, they are known for their seamless genre hopping, soaring melodies over heavy rock, and witty music videos - they take an authentic approach to each style and tie it all together to deliver an inimitable sonic flavor. Stamped with a five-star review by Blunt Magazine, Silent Machine has been described as "reggae, Fate of Nations-era Robert Plant rock, space-rock, djent, Queensrychean hard rock and more, yet they somehow manage to tie it all together without sounding too ADHD...if you loved Faith No More's King for a Day, you'll feel right at home in this Silent Machine."

Twelve Foot Ninja is Nik "Kin" Etik on vocals, Steve "Stevic" MacKay on guitar, Damon McKinnon on bass, Shane "Russ" Russell on drums, and Rohan Hayes on guitar.

 

For more information, visit the band online at www.TwelveFootNinja.com

Twelve Foot Ninja confirmed tour dates with In This Moment:

 

DATE                       CITY/STATE                                         VENUE

Oct-26                      Reno, NV                                              Knitting Factory
Oct-28                      Spokane, WA                                        Knitting Factory
Oct-30                      Seattle, WA                                           Moore Theatre
Oct-31                      Garden City, ID                                      Revolution Concert House
Nov-01                      Salt Lake City, UT                                  In the Venue
Nov-02                      Denver, CO                                            Fillmore
Nov-04                      Omaha, NE                                            Sokol Auditorium
Nov-07                      Springfield, MO                                      Gillioz
Nov-08                      Peoria , IL                                              Limelight
Nov-09                      Chicago, IL                                             House of Blues
Nov-12                      Milwaukee, WI                                         The Rave
Nov-15                      Columbus, OH                                         LC Pavilion
Nov-17                      Silver Spring, MD                                     Fillmore
Nov-21                      Pittsburgh, PA                                        Stage AE
Nov-22                      Stroudsburg, PA                                     Sherman Theater
Nov-23                      Lancaster, PA                                         Freedom Hall
Nov-25                      Cincinnati, OH                                         Bogart's
Nov-26                      Detroit, MI                                               The Fillmore
Nov-28                      St. Paul, MN                                            Myth Live

Nov-29                      Clive, IA                                                  Lazer 103.3 Lazerfest          

Dec-02                      Houston, TX                                             House of Blues
Dec-04                      Abilene, TX                                              Civic Center
Dec-05                      Corpus Christi, TX                                    Concrete Street Amphitheater
Dec-06                      Pharr, TX                                                 Pharr Entertainment Center
Dec-08                      Dallas, TX                                                House of Blues
Dec-09                      Tulsa, OK                                                 Club Brady
Dec-10                      San Antonio, TX                                       210 Kapones Live
Dec-11                      Lubbock, TX                                             Lonestar Pavilion
Dec-13                      Las Vegas, NV                                          House of Blues 
Dec-14                      San Diego, CA                                           House of Blues
 
 

 

Facebook: www.facebook.com/twelvefootninja

 

Twitter: @TwelveFootNinja

 

YouTube: www.youtube.com/twelvefootninja
 

        


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RIVERS OF NIHIL Guitarist Brody Uttley Offers Lessons On Tour
 From September Through December

 

 

RIVERS OF NIHIL guitarist Brody Uttley is offering guitar lessons while the band is on tour from September-December this year! Fans/aspiring guitarists can sign up for a lesson via Brody's profile on bandhappy.com. Visit bandhappy.com/profile/Brody to sign up and to see when RIVERS OF NIHIL will be in your area.

The band will be live streaming their rehearsal on Thursday, September 18th as they prepare for their two upcoming tours. Fans will be able to interact with the band and watch them practice via youtube.com/riversofnihilpa. The rehearsal will also include a brief Q&A. Subscribe to the RIVERS OF NIHIL youtube channel today to stay up to date and to be the first to see future videos and google hangouts!

RIVERS OF NIHIL will be touring this September-October with fellow Reading natives, Black Crown Initiate. The Reading Rainbow Tour will begin on September 19th in Buffalo, New York and winds its way through Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ohio and Kentucky before wrapping up on October 3rd in their home town. Additionally, RIVERS OF NIHIL have also been added as the openers to Death (DTA Tours) Swamp Leper Stomp '14 tour in November with Obituary and Massacre.


RIVERS OF NIHIL The Reading Rainbow Tour w/ Black Crown Initiate: 
9/19/2014 The Waiting Room - Buffalo, NY
9/20/2014 Blackthorn 51 - Queens, NY
9/21/2014 Bogie's - Albany, NY
9/22/2014 Saint Vitus - Brooklyn, NY
9/23/2014 Simon's - Providence, RI
9/24/2014 The Barbary - Philadelphia, PA
9/25/2014 The Token Lounge - Westland, MI
9/26/2014 The Foundry - Lakewood, OH
9/27/2014 The Loft - Lansing, MI
9/28/2014 Thompson House - Newport, KY
10/2/2014 The Champ - Lemoyne, PA
10/3/2014 Reverb - Reading, PA

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11/10/2014 Dirty Dog Bar - Austin, TX 
11/11/2014 The Rail Club - Fort Worth, TX 
11/13/2014 LVCS - Las Vegas, NV 
RIVERS OF NIHIL on Death's (DTA Tours) Swamp Leper Stomp '14
w/ Obituary, Massacre:
11/14/2014 Club Nokia Los Angeles, CA
11/15/2014 Ramona Mainstage - Ramona, CA
11/16/2014 DNA Lounge - San Francisco, CA
11/18/2014 Studio Seven - Seattle, WA
11/19/2014 The Rickshaw Theatre - Vancouver, BC w/ Untimely Demise
11/21/2014 MacEwan Ballroom - Calgary, AB w/ Untimely Demise
11/22/2014 Riddell Centre - Regina, SK w/ Untimely Demise
11/23/2014 Park Theatre - Winnipeg, MB w/ Untimely Demise
11/24/2014 Amsterdam Bar & Hall - St. Paul, MN w/ Untimely Demise
11/25/2014 The Metro - Chicago, IL
11/26/2014 Agora Theatre and Ballroom - Cleveland, OH
11/27/2014 The Opera House - Toronto, ON
11/28/2014 Club Soda - Montreal, QC
11/29/2014 Brighton Music Hall - Allston, MA
11/30/2014 Best Buy Theatre - New York, NY
12/03/2014 Empire - North Springfield, VA
12/04/2014 Tremont Music Hall - Charlotte, NC
12/05/2014 The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
12/06/2014 Orpheum - Tampa, FL

12/07/2014 Grand Central - Miami, FL


Earlier this year, RIVERS OF NIHIL released a video for "Birth Of The Omnisavior," a sleek and dark video that captures visually what this band does so well sonically: play emboldened, deftly-executed death metal at a level far beyond their years. Watch "Birth Of The Omnisavior" from their album The Conscious Seed Of Light now at THIS LOCATION.

Formed in 2009, the modern progressive death metal quintet's music is as dark and heavy as the coal and iron their home city was built upon, taking influences from some of death metal's heaviest, most abrasive hitters like Morbid Angel, Gojira, Spawn Of Possession and Decapitated. RIVERS OF NIHIL's debut album, The Conscious Seed Of Light, was recorded in March of 2013 at Mana Recording Studios in Florida with famed metal producer/musician Erik Rutan. While The Conscious Seed Of Light is not necessarily a concept album traditionally speaking, RIVERS OF NIHIL began their project with the idea that they would release four separate albums tied together with one common theme, each reflecting a particular season of a year. Bassist Adam Biggs elaborates; "The Conscious Seed Of Light is intended to be representative of spring and explores various themes concerning new beginnings, growth, and an attachment to the natural world in a post-human Earth. Unlike some concept records however, we wanted to allow each song to work on its own terms. Rather than have the songs rely on each other to move a specific story structure forward; they work within their own separate narratives, but ultimately serve the album's broader concept."

 

http://www.facebook.com/riversofnihil
http://www.twitter.com/riversofnihil
http://www.youtube.com/riversofnihilpa
http://www.soundcloud.com/rivers-of-nihil

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PRONG Kicks off North American Tour Tomorrow

 

New Single "Remove, Separate Self" Available Now on iTunes

New York Metal mainstays PRONG are hitting the the road beginning tomorrow September 10th in Los Angeles, CA through October 14th in San Francisco, CA. This is the band's first North American headline tour behind Ruining Lives The tour.  Many of the dates will see PRONG playing alongside thrash masters Overkill.  Following a quick break the band will be taking part in Slipknot's "Knotfest" October 25th in San Bernardino, CA. 

 

"PRONG starts our U.S. / Canada tour tomorrow September 9th at the legendary Whiskey A- Go -Go in West Hollywood, CA. This is our first trip on this continent since our release of our Ruining Lives LP, after two successful European tours. We have a new 7" single out "Remove, Separate Self" and will be selling it at shows as well as our first "Turnover" 7". This is so cool because it reminds me of the old days when we sold our demo tapes and our initial EP "Primitive Origins" at shows. So please check out our dates at http://www.prongmusic.com. We are also excited about joining up with our old buddies OVERKILL on a good amount of our dates. So come on out and I'll see you on the road.

 

Check out the band's new video for "Remove, Separate Self" HERE.

 

SPV/Steamhammer has released a new digital single and will release a 7" single of "Remove, Separate Self".  The digital single is available now on iTunes.   

 

The standard version of the single will include the following tracks:

 

1. Remove, Separate Self (album version)

2. "Separate Self, Remove" inspired by and created from "Remove, Separate Self" by Prong (Matt Heafy de-mix)

 

Matt Heafy about the "de-mix" he created: "With "Remove, Separate Self" - I was initially engulfed by hints of images and characteristics of a futuristic, dystopian world. Whether that was the initial intent of the piece or it was meant to be something entirely different, that became the feeling I kept coming back to. Perhaps with the main line - the title itself - the idea of "separating yourself" made me think of unplugging oneself from something larger; whether metaphorically from an old way of life or literally in some sort of mecha-future. The idea was to take it one step further, to take the song itself, components of it, and a few secret ingredients, and create that world a little further that I imagined in the first place. Sometimes "remixes" do it right, but I wanted to take a completely different approach to what people think a "remix" is in the first place, even one's idea of what a song should sound like."

 

Ruining Lives is the follow-up to the acclaimed 2012 release Carved Into Stone and continues to show the band on an upward trajectory, proving that despite having a long, illustrious career PRONG can still make records that matter and re-invent themselves without negating their roots.  If you have not picked up a copy yet, be sure to get one on Amazon or iTunes

PRONG North American Tour:

9/10: Los Angeles, CA @ The Whiskey

9/11: Las Vegas, NV @ LVCS

9/12: Anaheim, CA @ The Grove

9/13: Tempe, AZ @ Club Red

9/14: Albuquerque, NM @ Launch Pad

9/15: Oklahoma City, OK @ The Chameleon*

9/16: San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live

9/17: Houston, TX @ Scout Bar

9/18: Dallas, TX @ Trees*

9/19: Merriam, KS @ Aftershock

9/20: Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave*

9/21: Joliet, IL @ Mojoes*

9/22: Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom*

9/23: Toronto, ON @ Opera House*

9/24: Quebec City, QC @ Imperial de Quebec*

9/25: Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero*

9/26: Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater*

9/27: Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom*

9/28: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium

9/29: Albany, NY @ Bogie's

9/30: New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater

10/1: West Springfield, VA @ Empire

10/2: Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose

10/3: Westland, MI @ Token Lounge

10/4: Kokomo, IN @ Centerstage

10/5: Louisville, KY @ Diamond Pub and Billiards

10/7: Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater

10/9: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon

10/10: Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater

10/11: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre

10/12: Boise, ID @ The Shredder

10/14: San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside

 

*With Overkill

 

KNOT Fest

10/25: San Bernardino, CA @ San Manuel Amphitheatre

 

For More Info Visit:

http://www.prongmusic.com 

https://www.facebook.com/prongmusic 

http://www.spv.de

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KING DIAMOND Announces Opening Act For North American Tour

 

KING DIAMOND would like to welcome Jess And The Ancient Ones as the opening act for the North American tour this Fall.


Jess And The Ancient Ones, personally selected by KING DIAMOND himself to be the openers on the trek, is an occult rock band from Kuopio, Finland. This seven-headed entity was given birth by Thomas Corpse and Thomas Fiend, its purpose being the exploration of magical realms beyond the mundane. The band's lyrical concept is based upon the personal occult experiences of the writers, which combined with music, creates a strong mystical atmosphere. With the vocal talent, Jess, as their frontwoman and three guitars in the lineup, JATAO draw inspiration from heavy metal and rock groups of the classic era, such as Mercyful Fate, Roky Erickson, Iron Maiden and Abba. Watch their latest video for "Astral Sabbat" on YouTube HERE. For more information, visit their official website at THIS LOCATION.

 

In other news, the Atlanta, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles shows on the tour are SOLD OUT! Additionally, only a handful of tickets remain for the Seattle date. Get your tickets now before they are gone!


KING DIAMOND W/ Jess And The Ancient Ones: 
10/11/2014 Center Stage - Atlanta, GA (SOLD OUT)
10/13/2014 The Fillmore - Silver Spring, MD
10/14/2014 Best Buy Theatre - New York, NY (SOLD OUT)
10/16/2014 The Palladium - Worcester, MA
10/17/2014 Olympia - Montreal, QC
10/18/2014 The Sound Academy - Toronto, ON
10/19/2014 Stage AE - Pittsburgh, PA
10/21/2014 The Vic Theatre - Chicago, IL (SOLD OUT)
10/22/2014 The Pageant - St. Louis, MO
10/24/2014 Paramount Theatre - Denver, CO
10/26/2014 The Complex - Salt Lake City, UT *
10/28/2014 The Moose Theatre - Seattle, WA
10/30/2014 The Warfield - San Francisco, CA (SOLD OUT)
10/31/2014 The Wiltern - Los Angeles, CA (SOLD OUT)
11/01/2014 House Of Blues - Las Vegas, NV
11/03/2014 Rialto Theatre - Tucson, AZ
11/05/2014 House Of Blues - Houston, TX
11/06/2014 House Of Blues - Dallas, TX
Fun Fun Fun Fest
11/08/2014 Auditorium Shores - Austin, TX

*also with Visigoth

 

http://www.kingdiamondcoven.com
http://www.facebook.com/kingdiamondofficial
http://www.facebook.com/kingdiamondmercyfulfateofficial

 

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IRON REAGAN Streaming New Album The Tyranny of Will on Pitchfork

  

Available September 16th on Relapse Records

The wait is almost over and The Tyranny of Will, IRON REAGAN's Relapse debut will be released one week from tomorrow, September 16th (Sept 15 (UK/World), Sept 12th (Germany/Benelux/World) in North America! This 24 song-wrecking ball of hardcore- punk/thrash fury.  The album was recorded with guitarist Phil Hall at Blaze of Torment Studios in Richmond, VA and self-produced plus it was mixed by Converge's Kurt Ballou.  The cover art was done by Alexis Maybree AKA NevaSafe.

 

Beginning today, Pitchfork is hosting an exclusive stream of The Tyranny of Will.  Be among the first to thrash out to all 24 songs on the band's Relapse Record debut.  Check it out HERE.

 

The Tyranny of Will is available for pre-order in multiple configurations and formats.  The album will be issued as a standard CD, Deluxe CD that features a bonus track, cassette, LP and Digital Download. 

 

The album can pre-ordered from Relapse Records HERE, bandcamp HERE and iTunes HERE.

 

The group recently launched the "Get Stabby with IRON REAGAN" contest in partnership with Metal Sucks, which gives fans the chance to recreate the band's new album cover for The Tyranny of Will for a chance to win some sick prizes.  Details on the contest can be found here (http://bit.ly/1mGTjvt

 

IRON REAGAN has released a lyric video for the song "Eyeball Gore" (HERE). 

 

Last week IRON REAGAN shot a music video for the track "Miserable Failure" with acclaimed director Whitey McConnaughy (Red Fang, ZZ Top, OFF!).  Look for the video to receive its exclusive premiere in the next few weeks.  A galley of exclusive photos from the video shoot can be viewed HERE.

 

Fronted by the venomously lyrical Tony Foresta (Municipal Waste), on paper IRON REAGAN is a Richmond, Virginia super group (the band also features Phil Hall of Municipal Waste, Cannabis Corpse, etc. as well as Ryan Parrish formerly of Darkest Hour together with members of Mammoth Grinder). 

 

In practice IRON REAGAN are WAY more than just a super group project. They have toured the world several times over leveling audiences with their furious live show.  IRON REAGAN is a fully formed raging band that have delivered one of the heaviest hardcore records of the year that is guaranteed to be on the top of both metalheads' and punk rockers' year end lists.   

 

Iron Reagan is: 

Tony Foresta - Vocals

Phil Hall - Guitar

Mark Bronzino - Guitar

Rob Skotis - Bass

Ryan Parrish - Drums

 

Tyranny of Will Track Listing:

1. Tyranny of Will

2. I Won't Go

3. Eyeball Gore

4. Close to Toast

5. Bet on Black

6. Miserable Failure

7. The Living Skull

8. In Greed We Trust

9. Glocking Out

10. Rat Shit

11. U Lock the Bike Cop

12. Broken Bottles

13. Bleeding Frenzy

14. Bored to Death

15. Class Holes

16. Obsolete Man

17. Nameless

18. Exit the Game

19. Your Kids an Asshole

20. Patriotic Shock

21. Bill of Fights

22. Consensual Harassment

23. Just Say Go

24. Four More Years

 

IRON REAGAN Live:

11/9: Austin TX Fun Fun Fest @ Auditorium Shores

 

For More Info Visit:

https://www.facebook.com/IRONREAGAN

http://instagram.com/ironreaganofficial 

https://twitter.com/iron_reagan 

http://ironreagan.bandcamp.com

http://www.relapse.com

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FLYLEAF
PARTNER WITH YAHOO! MUSIC
TO PREMIERE THEIR NEW ALBUM
‘BETWEEN THE STARS’
SET FOR RELEASE SEPTEMBER 16 ON LOUD & PROUD RECORDS 

LISTEN HERE

FALL TOUR
SET TO KICK OFF FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3
IN LUBBOCK, TEXAS

 



Today (9/8), FLYLEAF—the five-piece, multi-platinum alternative rock band—have partnered with Yahoo! Music to exclusively premiere the band’s fourth studio album BETWEEN THE STARS, out September 16 via Loud & Proud Records. You can listen HERE. FLYLEAF recorded the album—12 songs rooted in powerful vocal melodies, driving bass and drums along with bold guitar work that create a heavy, hypnotic soundscape throughout—in Los Angeles with producer Don Gilmore (Pearl Jam, Linkin Park, Bullet For My Valentine, Avril Lavigne). BETWEEN THE STARS is available for pre-order on iTunes HERE and Amazon HERE.

KRISTEN MAY tells Yahoo!, "we explored the idea of the attraction or magnetism you can feel with someone you love; how incredibly powerful that force of nature can be. Even if you're apart, you still feel them as if they are right by your side. They can fill up the dark parts in you. They remind you why you're living, make you happier than anyone else and inspire you with a glance. It's pretty incredible when you realize the power we have to love and be loved as humans and how we can feel so drawn or attracted to that object of our affection. It's a gift." SAMEER BHATTACHARYA adds, “the creation of Between The Stars was exhilarating and emotional. We delved uninhibited into the music and lyrics realizing the awesome empowerment and releasing the heavy burdens that lie hidden in deep corners of our hearts.”

FLYLEAFKRISTEN MAY (vocals), SAMEER BHATTACHARYA (guitars), JARED HARTMANN (guitars), PAT SEALS (bass), JAMES CULPEPPER (drums)—recently announced their national fall tour which will launch Friday, October 3 in Lubbock, TX. The trek, with opening acts Ryan White and Lullwater, will hit the Gramercy Theater in New York City on Thursday, October 16 and the House of Blues in Los Angeles on Tuesday, November 4 before wrapping Friday, November 7 in San Diego, CA. Tickets are on-sale now. For the full tour itinerary and more information including where to purchase tickets, visit: www.flyleafmusic.com/tour.

The music video for the album’s first single “Set Me On Fire”—directed by Noel Maitland (Speechless, Kings of Summer) and shot in an abandoned warehouse in downtown Los Angeles—recently premiered on Billboard.com along with a Q&A you can read HERE. Watch the video for “Set Me On Fire” HERE.

 

EARLY PRAISE FOR BETWEEN THE STARS: 

“Flyleaf enter a new stratosphere altogether with their majestic fourth full-length offering Between the Stars. It’s heavy at all the right moments, but the songwriting advances light years, yielding some of the band’s biggest anthems to date. Moreover, the instrumentation stands out as eloquently spacey and soaring, bringing a robust energy to each musical moment. Kristen May also delivers an undeniably powerful, passionate, and poetic performance throughout. Go Between The Stars with Flyleaf—it’s precisely where hard rock should be heading.”

--Rick Florino, ARTIST DIRECT, September 4, 2014

“…more than an alternative album, Between The Stars takes you on a sonic journey. One that tastefully fuses a heavy, hypnotic landscape with infectious pop melody.”

--James Wood, AXS.COM, August 27, 2014

“It is quite apparent when listening to the new album that a lot of heart and soul went into its’ creation. Flyleaf truly let it all out with this album and out of the 12 songs that make up Between The Stars it was difficult to find one that wasn’t up to speed… songs such as ‘Thread’, ‘City Kids’, and the albums closer ‘Home’ truly showcase May’s ability as a singer. Her vocals echo so much emotion that the listener can literally feel the music when listening…the band has the uncanny ability to create a hard and heavy album without losing a certain level of pop sensibility that is just astounding…on Between The Stars there is sure to be a track (or more) that connects emotionally with the listener and the band has done a phenomenal job with their latest effort.”

            --Kristyn Clarke, UNSKINNYPOP.COM, September 4, 2014

 
Above: BETWEEN THE STARS album art

www.flyleafmusic.com
https://www.facebook.com/flyleafmusic
https://twitter.com/flyleafmusic
http://instagram.com/flyleafmusic
www.youtube.com/user/flyleafmusic
http://www.loudandproudrecords.com 

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CANNIBAL CORPSE: Legendary Death Metal Unit Unleashes "The Murderer's Pact" Via Loudwire
Band Prepares To Drop Thirteenth Full-Length

 

Following its premiere this past weekend on Full Metal Jackie's syndicated radio show, today long-running death metal behemoths, CANNIBAL CORPSE, deliver "The Murderer's Pact" via empire sound portal, Loudwire.

 

"The Murderer's Pact" serves as the sixth cut of sonic punishment from CANNIBAL CORPSE's forthcoming A Skeletal Domain full-length, set for official detonation via Metal Blade Records on September 16th, 2014.

Comments Loudwire:  "The band has been spewing out death metal for over twenty-five years, and A Skeletal Domain, much like CANNIBAL CORPSE's first twelve albums, takes no prisoners.  Clocking in at over five minutes, 'The Murderer's Pact' showcases some awesome musicianship from the band's instrumental sections along with an interesting song structure.  For fans of George 'Corpsegrinder' Fisher, you're in for a treat, as well.  The vocalist also delivers with his trademark grunt, showing no signs of vocal rust whatsoever."
 


Get brutal with
"The Murderer's Pact," now playing at THIS LOCATION.

 

A Skeletal Domain marks CANNIBAL CORPSE's astounding thirteenth full-length. Produced by Mark Lewis (The Black Dahlia Murder, DevilDriver) at Audio Hammer Studios, the record heaves forth twelve ill-omened tracks in forty-four skin-searing minutes, the result of which is a colossal, confrontational, and meticulously-executed aural attack that finds the band at the peak of their notoriously hyper-kinetic viciousness. In an 8/10 rating of A Skeletal Domain, Decibel elaborates, "'Vector Of Cruelty' is a masterful combination of coruscating mid-pace burl and quirky thrash, 'The Murderer's Pact' pushes boundaries in the fields of lead work and atonality, while 'Kill Or Become' has a sizzling, infectious quality and the potential to be a set closer should they ever quit it with 'Hammer Smashed Face.'... the point is, there's material on lucky number thirteen that stands up to the classics." Adds Sputnik Music in a near perfect 4/5 score, "CANNIBAL CORPSE have pushed the technicality of their songs without forgetting the brutality or speed that fans have come to expect. They have also added a thrash element that periodically rears its head before being murdered by another blast beat and atonal guitar solo. Together all of these elements have created a CANNIBAL CORPSE album that is darker and more chaotic than normal, but that is somehow probably their most accessible. ...with A Skeletal Domain there is even more of a reason for people to give CANNIBAL CORPSE a listen."

 

In related CANNIBAL CORPSE happenings, the band will unleash their first-ever official authorized biography. Written by Joel McIver, author of Justice For All: The Truth About Metallica and biographies on Black Sabbath, Slayer, Slipknot, and Queens Of The Stone Age,Bible Of Butchery - Cannibal Corpse: The Official Biography will contain over 150 pages loaded with photos from the band's collection, available everywhere later this month.

 

A Skeletal Domain will be released in North America on September 16th, 2014 via Metal Blade Records. Point your browser to metalblade.com/cannibalcorpse where you'll witness the audio menace of second track, "Sadistic Embodiment" as well as a host of preorder bundles.

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LAMB OF GOD Announces Release of “As The Palaces Burn” 2-Disc DVD

– Coming October 14, 2014 via Epic Records

 

Includes Bonus DVD with Two Hours of Unreleased “Making Of” Footage & Scenes That Didn't Make the Film

 

Pre-Order Your Copy Here: www.myplaydirect.com/lamb-of-god

 

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The moment LAMB OF GOD fans have been waiting for is here – the band’s feature-length documentary As The Palaces Burn, will be released on DVD on October 14, 2014 via Epic Records. In addition to the first DVD including this spectacular film that the New York Daily News called, “a riveting documentary” and the Huffington Post called “fascinating viewing”, a second DVD will be included that features over two hours of additional, unreleased “making of” footage. In addition to general footage not included in the final cut, the second DVD also includes exclusive material from the original planned version of the film about LAMB OF GOD’s music’s effect on fans in other cultures.

 

Pre-order your copy here: www.myplaydirect.com/lamb-of-god

 

As the Palaces Burn was released theatrically on February 27, 2014. Originally intending to follow the heavy metal band LAMB OF GOD throughout the world to demonstrate music's potential to tie culturally diverse fans together, filming for As the Palaces Burn abruptly took a dramatic turn when lead singer Randy Blythe was arrested on charges of manslaughter, and blamed for the death of one of their young fans in the Czech Republic." What followed was a heart-wrenching courtroom drama that left fans, friends, and curious onlookers around the world on the edge of their seats.

 

See what top press outlets had to say about AS THE PALACES BURN:

 

“As the Palaces Burn is not your typical rock documentary… As the Palaces Burn emerges as a gripping tale of a band whose existence was threatened by the very image they worked so hard to project.”

The Hollywood Reporter

 

“In a movie with so many admirable qualities, the finest is that, however much group is covered, we never lose sight of the fact that a 19-year-old fan went to a concert one night in 2010 and ended up losing his life. For that reason and more, this is an unmissable film.”

Kerrang

 

“… gripping… a fascinating, Kafka-esque portrayal of every musician’s worst nightmare.”

Guitar World Magazine

 

“‘As the Palaces Burn’ is truly unique. The film’s honesty fuels the viewing experience, documenting the abandonment of its own original concept without bailing on the fans.”

Loudwire.com

 

“a unique rock documentary”

The Village Voice

 

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BUTCHER BABIES launches first track from upcoming 'Uncovered' EP


      
Taking a page from heroes METALLICA and GUNS N' ROSES, Los Angeles breakthrough metal act, BUTCHER BABIES, has recorded an EP of cover tunes that will surely please fans of the band, as well as fans of the artists that performed them originally. Titled Uncovered, this EP will be released on September 30 in North America (October 6 in Europe) and features the following five tracks:

Uncovered track-listing
1. Beer Drinkers And Hell Raisers
2. They're Coming To Take Me Away
3. Don't Give A Fuck
4. Crazy Horses
5. Pussy Whipped
 
For a preview of Uncovered, BUTCHER BABIES has posted their cover of "They're Coming To Take Me Away" online: http://youtu.be/x_KElJ0vL-g

To pre-order Uncovered, please visit CM Distro for the CD: http://www.cmdistro.com/Search/butcher_babies_uncovered
 
BUTCHER BABIES released their Century Media debut full length, Goliath, last summer and took part in that year's Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, where they were a mainstay on the Jagermeister stage and a breakout band of the fest.
Following that, they toured the US with the legendary GLENN DANZIG, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY and DOWN, plus played on many of America's premier metal festivals - Columbus OH's "Rock on the Range" and Oklahoma's "Rocklahoma", to name a few. It was during this time that BUTCHER BABIES made plans to record some of their favorite tunes. Each band member chose a track, and in the early summer of this year, they entered the studio with producer Logan Mader (DEVILDRIVER, GOJIRA, 5 FINGER DEATH PUNCH) to dissect and "butcher" these five classics, creating something all their own.
 
Shortly before the release of Uncovered, BUTCHER BABIES will embark on their first headlining run in the US.  See below for all upcoming dates.

BUTCHER BABIES live
9/12/2014--Knitting Factory--Reno, NV *
9/13/2014--Discovery Park--Sacramento, CA @ Afterschock Festival
9/14/2014--The Catalyst--Santa Cruz, CA *
9/27/2014--Pub Rock--Scottsdale, AZ **
9/28/2014--Launchpad--Albuquerque, NM **
9/30/2014--Aftershock--Merriam, KS **
10/1/2014--Mojoes--Joliet, IL **
10/3/2014--Altar Bar--Pittsburgh, PA **
10/4/2014--The Machine Shop--Flint, MI **
10/5/2014--Champions Park--Louisville, KY @ Louder Than Life Festival
10/7/2014--Baltimore Soundstage--Baltimore, MD **
10/8/2014--Upstairs @ The Palladium--Worcester, MA **
10/10/2014--Santos Party House--New York, NY **
10/11/2014--District N9ne--Philadelphia, PA **
10/12/2014--Empire--West Springfield, VA **
10/14/2014--The Masquerade--Atlanta, GA **
10/16/2014--Scout Bar--Houston, TX **
10/17/2014--House of Rock--Corpus Christi, TX **
10/18/2014--Sunken Gardens Amphitheatre--San Antonio, TX
10/19/2014--Jake's--Backroom Lubbock, TX **
10/21/2014--The Black Sheep--Colorado Sheep, CO **
10/22/2014--Mesa Theatre & Club--Grand Junction, CO **
10/23/2014--Backstage Bar & Billiards--Las Vegas, NV **
10/24/2014--San Manuel Amphitheater--San Bernardino, CA @ Knotfest
*=with BLACK LABEL SOCIETY
**=with ANTI-MORTEM

BUTCHER BABIES online:
www.facebook.com/ButcherBabiesMusic  
www.twitter.com/ButcherBabies

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ATREYU Release New Song As Free Download for Fans

 

  

(New York, N.Y.): Earlier this week, So Cal metalcore behemoth ATREYU, who recently became active again after a three-year hiatus, announced that they had a big surprise in store for fans on Friday, September 5. Well, the moment has arrived. The band has released the brand new song "So Others May Live" as a free download for fans and supporters. The song is now available here

 

Vocalist Alex Varkatzas has this to say about the poignant song: "'So Others May Live' is inspired by one of my best friends, who is ex-military. The things our troops go through to protect us are pretty unreal. Their treatment after leaves a lot to be desired, as well."

 

He continued, "The song honors them and condemns our government's constant deployment of these brave souls. The people who fight and die for us often come from a certain socio-economic background - the working class. The people making these decisions to send our nation's children to war come from positions of privilege and wealth; their kids aren't the ones getting deployed and they aren't risking their lives every day at work. Yet they order the working class to go 'keep us safe' at the drop of a hat, it feels like. It's bullshit. It's the politicians and the rich of this country waging war to keep the majority pre-occupied, so they can make money and advance their bullshit political agendas. The expense is 'expendable' working class/poor Americans' lives, never the rich."

 

With that in mind, head on over to the band's site to download the song.

 

ATREYU have a sold-out-within-minutes show scheduled for the Chain Reaction in their native Orange County on September 11 and will also take the stage as one of the most anticipated acts appearing at the 2014 edition of annual AFTERSHOCK Festival in Sacramento, California on September 14. The band will also appear at Knotfest in Southern California on October 25.

 

Stay tuned for more ATREYU news.

 

For More Info Visit:

http://atreyuofficial.com

https://www.facebook.com/Atreyu

https://twitter.com/atreyuofficial

http://instagram.com/atreyuofficial

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DEVILMENT: JACKASS Star Featured on Debut Album,
Third Episode of Official Album Interview Series Online!


Witch County England's finest, DEVILMENT featuring the master of horrors, Dani Filth (CRADLE OF FILTHTEMPLE OF THE BLACK MOON), have announced that Bam Margera (MTV JACKASS, Viva La Bam, FUCKFACE UNSTOPPABLE) will be featured on the band's upcoming debut album, The Great And Secret Show, which is scheduled to be released on Halloween 2014 (October 31).

Margera can be heard duetting on DEVILMENT's cover of the MIDNIGHT OIL classic 'Beds Are Burning' which will be included as a bonus track on the limited first edition of the album.

Commented Bam"Having known Dani for a while now, and having him sing onstage with me at my wedding in Iceland last year, when he asked me to be a part of a song DEVILMENT were covering, I naturally jumped at the chance. The original track was awesome, this new interpretation of it is even better and I am just stoked to be a part of Dani's new band's stuff, which in all honesty f**king rocks like a muthaf**king f**k!“

Added Dani Filth: "It was actually on my birthday last year when the idea came to me to cover this track, as for some strange reason I kept hearing it being played on the local radio station and subsequently, a few times when I breezed into petrol stations and food stores. I've always liked the song since hearing it in my teens, as I think it's very anthemic, and CRADLE OF FILTH have always been known for undertaking wacky songs and bastardising them to our own twisted ends, so with my birthday epiphany bursting upon me, I put the idea of covering the tune to the rest of the band... to a positive response. As for my good friend Bam Margera, I thought it would be cool for him to demonstrate his vocal prowess by returning a favour, for he'd had me sing with him (strangely enough, ANATHEMA's 'Sleepless') at his wedding ceremony in Iceland last year and I thought it a top notch way to get him back in style! He didn't require much persuasion... In all seriousness, it was a challenge and as a band we have given the track a slightly more psychotic edge, courtesy of pounding drums, hypnotic bass, industrial-esque guitars and a wicked keyboard melody lending it a John Carpenter/Tubular Bells 'Exorcist' vibe. Plus of course there's the vocals!"


DEVILMENT also have released the third episode of the official album interview series. Check out DaniDaniel and Lauren talking about how the band met: http://youtu.be/osuDOM_VroU

The band, consisting of Dani Filth (vocals), Daniel Finch (guitar & samples) Colin Parks (rhythm guitar/lead guitar), Nick Johnson (bass guitar), Aaron Boast (drums), Lauren Francis (keyboards & vocals) recently signed a deal with Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

The Great And Secret Show was recorded at Grindstone Studios in Suffolk with producer Scott Atkins, who has previously worked with the likes of CRADLE OF FILTHBEHEMOTHAMON AMARTHSYLOSIS and GAMA BOMB. The artwork (see below/attached) was created by legendary Drake Mefestta

The band’s first single ‘Mother Kali’ can be heard here: http://youtu.be/Il61bCC4g3w

The first episode of the official album interview series can be watched at http://youtu.be/CZ9BNnIduls
The second episode can be watched at http://youtu.be/RF2e_tJFO_s

The Great And Secret Show tracklist:
01. Summer Arteries
02. Even Your Blood Group Rejects Me
03. Girl From Mystery Island
04. The Stake In My Heart
05. Living With The Fungus

06. Mother Kali
07. Staring At The Werewolf Corps
08. Sanity Hits A (Perfect) Zero
09. Laudanum Skull
10. The Great And Secret Show
--- Bonus Tracks
11. Beds Are Burning (MIDNIGHT OIL cover)
12. Psycho Babble
13. Even Your Blood Group Rejects Me (Motion Picture Soundtrack)
 

DEVILMENT will be touring for the first time later this year and have announced a string of live dates with LACUNA COIL and MOTIONLESS IN WHITEDani Filth also makes a guest appearance on the latest MOTIONLESS IN WHITE single ‘Puppets 3 (The Grand Finale)’ which can be heard here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDix79LuVF8 

LACUNA COIL
MOTIONLESS IN WHITE
DEVILMENT

31.10.14 UK Bristol - Anson Rooms
01.11.14 UK London - The Forum
02.11.14 UK Glasgow - 02 ABC
04.11.14 UK Manchester - The Ritz
05.11.14 UK Birmingham - The Institute
06.11.14 LUX Esch/Alzette - Rockhal

08.11.14 D Wiesbaden - Schlachthof

09.11.14 NL Utrecht - Tivoli

10.11.14 B Hasselt - Muziekodroom

12.11.14 D Hamburg - Gruenspan

13.11.14 D Cologne - Essigfabrik

14.11.14 D Berlin - C-Club

15.11.14 D Herford - Club X

17.11.14 D Munich - Backstage

18.11.14 CH Pratteln - Z7

20.11.14 I Bologna - Zona Roveri

21.11.14 I Treviso - New Age

22.11.14 I Rome - Orion
23.11.14 I Milan - Live Club

 

You have been warned.

 

www.devilment-corps.com | www.nuclearblast.de/devilment www.facebook.com/devilmentcorps

 

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Richie Kotzen releases "War Paint" Video

 
 
 
Guitarist/singer/songwriter RICHIE KOTZEN has just released the video for “War Paint” from THE ESSENTIAL RICHIE KOTZEN, which came out this week on Loud & Proud Records.
 
THE ESSENTIAL RICHIE KOTZEN is a two-CD and DVD career retrospective set that encompasses this iconic talent’s entire career of his most essential work:  classic material; acoustic performances; bootleg material; and two brand new songs (“War Paint” and “Walk With Me”).  The DVD features music videos, acoustic performances, and bootleg material. 
 
To celebrate his newest project, he’s hitting the U.S. concert trail starting November 1 in Annapolis, MD at Rams Head Tavern.  Tour dates are below.  Before then, he’ll be spending September and most of October on a headlining tour which will take him through Europe and Mexico.
 
DATE               CITY                             VENUE
 
Sat 11/1            Annapolis, MD              Rams Head Tavern
Mon 11/3          Londonderry, NH           Tupelo Music Hall
Tue 11/4            Boston, MA                  Wilbur Theater
Wed 11/5          New York, NY               B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
Fri 11/7             Poughkeepsie, NY        The Chance
Sat 11/8            Reading, PA                 Building 24
Sun 11/9           New Haven, CT              Toad’s Place
Tue 11/11          Pittsburgh, PA              Altar Bar
 

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“We The People Of Wacken” Photography Book –

The Book Which Began As A 'Thank You' To The Fans Enters A New Lease Of Life

  Shot by Award-Winning Photographer Pep Bonet and Edited by Renowned Music Journalist Steffan Chirazi

 

COVER

 

What started as a 'thank you' from the W:O:A - Open Air organizers to the community which unflinchingly attends annually has become a huge critical success. We The People of Wacken, a photography book shot by award-winning photographer Pep Bonet and edited by renowned music journalist Steffan Chirazi, continues to receive wide-acclaim for capturing the unique community that is the Wacken Festival audience in a rousing series of unconventional, dynamic and story-laden images. 

Shot over three days at W:O:A Open Air 2013, Bonet traversed all corners of the Wacken festival site to bring unique views of a community which comes together to form its own state annually. Employing a sensibility that has seen him achieve World Press Photography awards for human documentation in the likes of Sierra Leone, Haiti, Chad and India, Bonet integrated with the people of Wacken to capture moments of action and emotion which present a unique view of this enormous festival. Complemented by an essay from Chirazi about the Wacken community, We The People of Wacken is a stunning portfolio which will appeal to anyone who enjoys fine photography and intriguing stories. Added to the stunning visual presentation is a 2 CD soundtrack of the bands who played the festival, allowing the reader a dual-immersion into the world of the Wacken community if desired.

Parallel to the publication of the book, there were already an exhibition of photographs of the book, which were displayed on large billboards, banners and screens around on the 25th Wacken Open Air 2014 festival.

What started in Wacken, will be continued in the anniversary year in an unprecedented, global exhibition. To introduce the unique Wacken spirit to a wide audience, the banners will be exhibited in various places and venues.

Over and above really rare, unpublished images selected by Pep Bonet will be exclusively exhibited in magazines and newspapers.

More exclusive footage will be exhibited via social media on https://www.facebook.com/WackenOpenAir.official.

The global community is invited to be a part of the exhibition. We'll offer the possibility to give own captions for some images – the two best captions will win a copy of the book “We the People of Wacken”. Moreover, people are called to post a photo (selfie) which shows an exhibited banner.

In the meanwhile, if you have not already seen We The People of Wacken, pick up a copy at your favorite CD store or online book/CD merchant.   

wethepeople.udr-music.com

  

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AT THE GATES launches 'At War With Reality' album teaser, reveals track-listing; 'At War With Reality' now available for pre-order in North America

         
    
      
"Gothenburg style" melodic death metal pioneers AT THE GATES will soon release their highly anticipated At War With Reality comeback album, their first studio effort in 19 years. A first music teaser, featuring more of the stunning artwork designed by Costin Chioreanu (twilight13media.com) for At War With Reality, can be seen here: http://youtu.be/zdvIGiaEoUQ

Due out October 27th in Europe and October 28th in North America via Century Media Records, At War With Reality features the band's classic line-up from their latest masterpiece, Slaughter Of The Soul (1995). AT THE GATES recorded At War With Reality with Fredrik Nordström at Studio Fredman (IN FLAMES, ARCH ENEMY, DIMMU BORGIR) and mixed with Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios (OPETH, AMON AMARTH, KREATOR), who checked in with the following video message: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0vkElvuk-c

A previous message from the band can be viewed here and a first pre-production video message can be seen here.

To pre-order At War With Reality, please visit CM Distro for various album formats and exclusive bundles: http://www.cmdistro.com/Artist/At_The_Gates/11622/Artist/1

At War With Reality track-listing
1. El Altar Del Dios Desconocido
2. Death And The Labyrinth
3. At War With Reality
4. The Circular Ruins
5. Heroes And Tombs
6. The Conspiracy Of The Blind
7. Order From Chaos
8. The Book Of Sand (The Abomination)
9. The Head Of The Hydra
10. City Of Mirrors
11. Eater Of Gods
12. Upon Pillars Of Dust
13. The Night Eternal


AT THE GATES + ROTTEN SOUND:
20.11.2014 - Tampere (Finland) - Klubi
21.11.2014 - Jyväskylä (Finland) - Lutako
22.11.2014 - Helsinki (Finland) - Nosturi

AT THE GATES, GRAVE, MORBUS CHRON:
27.11.2014 - Göteborg (Sweden) - Trägårn
28.11.2014 - Stockholm (Sweden) - Arenan
29.11.2014 - Malmö (Sweden) - KB

AT THE GATES, TRIPTYKON, MORBUS CHRON:
04.12.2014 - London (UK) - Forum
05.12.2014 - Manchester (UK) - Academy 2
06.12.2014 - Glasgow (UK) - Garage
07.12.2014 - Birmingham (UK) - Academy
08.12.2014 - Cardiff (UK) - Solus
10.12.2014 - Essen (Germany) - Turock
11.12.2014 - Hamburg (Germany) - Markthalle
12.12.2014 - Eindhoven (The Netherlands) - Eindhoven Metal Meeting
13.12.2014 - Leipzig (Germany) - Conne Island
14.12.2014 - Wien (Austria) - Arena

16.12.2014 - Aarau (Switzerland) - Kiff
17.12.2014 - Munich (Germany - Backstage Werk
18.12.2014 - Antwerpen (Belgium) - Trix
19.12.2014 - Cologne (Germany) - Essigfabrik
20.12.2014 - Berlin (Germany) - Postbahnhof

AT THE GATES - live 2015:
08.01.2015 - Istanbul (Turkey) - Jolly Joker
09.01.2015 - Athens (Greece) - Stage Volume 1
10.01.2015 - Thessaloniki (Greece) - Principal Club
31.01.2015 - Dublin (Ireland) - Academy
21.02.2015 - Bergen (Norway) - Blastfest
26.02.2015 - Oslo (Norway) - Vulkan Arena
27.02.2015 - Karlstad (Sweden) - Nöjesfabriken
28.02.2015 - Umeå (Sweden) - House Of Metal
29.05.2015 - Johannesburg (South Africa) - Carfax
30.05.2015 - Johannesburg (South Africa) - Carfax

AT THE GATES line-up:
Tomas Lindberg - Vocals
Anders Björler  - Guitars
Martin Larsson - Guitars
Jonas Björler - Bass
Adrian Erlandsson - Drums


AT THE GATES selected discography:
Gardens Of Grief / EP - 1991
The Red In The Sky Is Ours - 1992
With Fear I Kiss The Burning Darkness - 1993
Terminal Spirit Disease - 1994
Slaughter Of The Soul - 1995
Purgatory Unleashed / Live - 2010
At War With Reality - 2014

AT THE GATES online:

http://www.atthegates.se
https://www.facebook.com/AtTheGatesOfficial
https://twitter.com/AtthegatesGBG
http://www.youtube.com/atthegatesofficial
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Legendary Photographer GENE KIRKLAND Unearths Rare, Never-Before-Seen Images of Rock History’s Greatest Moments

- Available as Limited Edition Prints via www.BLACKLIGHTNINGGALLERY.com

 

 

 

Ozzy Osbourne backstage with a white dove…

 

Legendary rock n’ roll photographer Gene Kirkland, who is recognized worldwide for photographing the biggest names in rock and metal throughout the 80’s and 90’s, has opened up his archives for the first time in history! Twelve months ago, Kirkland teamed up with Black Lightning Gallery (www.BlackLightningGallery.com) to unearth a generous stash of shots that had remained hidden and locked away since those glory days – many spanning back nearly twenty years!

 

Black Lightning Gallery undertook what can only be described as a painstaking labor of love to curate, restore and unveil these rare images. In addition, they worked to select iconic, renowned shots to be released as limited edition fine art prints (see below for more info).

 

Kirkland, in association with Los Angeles’ Black Lightning Gallery, has unveiled the first selection of images from the collection, including Guns N’ Roses during the “Sweet Child ‘O Mine” video shoot, Ozzy Osbourne backstage with a white dove, Iron Maiden at Long Beach Arena in 1985, Motley Crue during the “Girls, Girls, Girls” video shoot, Randy RhoadsSteve Vai with David Lee Roth, Metallica with Cliff BurtonBlack Sabbath, Judas Priest, Van Halen and many more.

 

 

MAKE THESE PRINTS YOUR OWN!

 

Visit Black Lightning Gallery now via BlackLightningGallery.Com and experience their brand new online presence! The new site features many exclusive images, hand signed by Gene Kirkland himself, which are all available to the public for purchase as limited numbered editions. The website has many fan bonuses including exclusive looks at images of backstage passes from the shows, personal memories from Gene Kirkland and many more.

 

***Once the numbered limited editions sell out, there will not be reprints! More historic images will be added over time. 

 

“I hope you enjoy looking back at these amazing memories as much as I enjoyed capturing them. These photographs hold very dear memories of a glorious time and I am proud to have them available to fans worldwide.” - Gene Kirkland, Photographer

 

Black Lightning Gallery is honored to be working with Gene in releasing these seminal works in the history of Rock and Roll. As huge music fans ourselves it's incredible to see these frames and just as exciting for us to know fans would have a chance to own one.”Rohan Ocean, Black Lightning Gallery

 

IMAGE SAMPLES:

 

Guns N’ Roses at the “Sweet Child ‘O Mine” Video Shoot

 

 

 

 

 

Motley Crue on the set of “Girls, Girls, Girls”

 

 

 

 

 

Iron Maiden at Long Beach Arena in 1985

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CANNIBAL CORPSE: American Death Metal Icons Debut

"The Murderer's Pact" On FULL METAL JACKIE This Weekend;
A Skeletal Domain Release Day Draws Near

 


This weekend, death metal devotees will get to hear the devouring cadence of CANNIBAL COPRSE's
"The Murderer's Pact" from their forthcoming new full-length, A Skeletal Domain, along with an in-depth interview with bassist Alex Webster, on Full Metal Jackie's syndicated radio show!

 

Full Metal Jackie Radio is two hours of fist-pounding metal, hosted by renowned metal radio personality Full Metal Jackie (FMQB Metal Host Of The Year, four time winner), featuring regular interviews with many of metal's biggest names, past and present. The show is syndicated on over seventy-five stations nationwide. Visit www.fullmetaljackieradio.com for more details, and a list of stations carrying the show.

 

The "The Murderer's Pact" premiere comes on the heels of the release of CANNIBAL CORPSE's thirteenth full-length. With A Skeletal Domain, the band has decidedly switched gears, opting to work with producer Mark Lewis (The Black Dahlia Murder, DevilDriver) at Audio Hammer Studios, after having tracked their previous three outings (Kill, Evisceration Plague, Torture) with Erik Rutan. Boasting twelve ominous tracks in forty-four spine-fraying minutes, the result is a massive, belligerent, and deliberate aural attack that finds the band at their peak of their notoriously hyper-kinetic, meticulously executed brutality.

 

A Skeletal Domain will be released in North America on September 16th, 2014 via Metal Blade records. Point your browser to THIS LOCATION where you'll witness the audio menace of second track, "Sadistic Embodiment" as well as a host of preorder bundles.

 

http://www.metalblade.com/cannibalcorpse
http://www.facebook.com/cannibalcorpse

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EXODUS Reveal Special Guests on New Album
BLOOD IN, BLOOD OUT

 

  Special Guest Appearances Include Kirk Hammett (Metallica), Chuck Billy (Testament), and Dan the Automator (Gorillaz, Mike Patton) •

 

 

  New studio album due out October 14th via Nuclear Blast •

 

• VIP Packages available for fall tour with SLAYER and Special Guests SUICIDAL TENDENCIES •

 

Bay Area thrash metal provocateurs EXODUS proudly announce the special guests appearing on their latest showcase of unrefined rage Blood In, Blood Out, the band’s tenth studio album due out on October 14th in North America.

 

Crafting an industrial sound bed on the intro to the album opener “Black 13” is electronic music producer Dan the Automator (GORILLAZ, MIKE PATTON, DELTRON 3030).

 

“We ran into each other a couple times,” shares EXODUS guitarist & songwriter Gary Holt. “I knew what I wanted to hear and I knew he could do it, and could do it that day. So we sent him a file with the drums and guitars we already had there and just told him to go crazy with it.”

 

TESTAMENT frontman Chuck Billy lends his signature roar to the track “BTK,” one of the first songs recorded by returning vocalist Steve “Zetro” Souza, who recently said, “Chuck and I have known each other forever. We work really well together, we know each other really well. So if I’m doing my vocals and he’s there, I can trust him to go ‘No way Zet, doesn’t sound good like that. Do it like this,’ or ‘Yeah that’s killer.’ If he says it sounds killer, I know it is.”

Original Exodus guitarist Kirk Hammett (METALLICA) contributed a solo to “Salt The Wound.”

 

This was actually the first time Kirk got to play on an official EXODUS release,” states Holt.  “He did the early demo, and then joined Metallica and didn’t do anything with us after that. So he was totally gung-ho about it. He came down and ripped out a bunch of takes and we picked the best one and then had a barbecue and drank beer.

 

“It felt really casual, really cool – just like it did back in 1980 when we were all just hanging out back in the day,” Hammett confessed to RollingStone.com in July.

 

 

Produced by Andy Sneap (ACCEPT, KREATOR, MEGADETH), Blood In Blood Out features cover illustration by Swedish artist Par Olofsson (PSYCROPTIC, ABYSMAL DAWN, REVOCATION).

 

The album can be pre-ordered from the Nuclear Blast USA Webshop in CD, digi-pak, 2-LP exclusive yellow vinyl, and imported limited edition boxset formats.  Bundles include a t-shirt with exclusive artwork for North America + a poster (while supplies last).

 

Track listing for the deluxe digi-pak version of Blood In, Blood Out is:

01 – Black 13 (featuring Dan the Automator)

02 – Blood In, Blood Out
03 - Collateral Damange

04 – Salt The Wound (featuring Kirk Hammett)
05 - Body Harvest
06 - BTK (featuring Chuck Billy)
07 - Wrapped In The Arms Of Rage

08 – My Last Nerve

09 – Numb
10 - Honor Killings

11 – Food For The Worms

 

BONUS DVD includes:

-“Blood Upon The Goat” making-of footage

-Behind-the-scenes tour footage

-Footage from Kirk Hammett’s Fear FestEVIL After Party at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con

 

The digital version of Blood In, Blood Out will include the digital bonus track “Angel Of Death” (ANGEL WITCH cover).

 

The album’s Japanese edition includes the “Protect Not Dissect” bonus track featuring Rat from THE VARUKERS/DISCHARGE.

  

Visit EXODUS online at www.EXODUSATTACK.com.

Like: www.facebook.com/EXODUSATTACK

Follow: Twitter.com/_EXODUS

Watch: www.YouTube.com/EXODUS

 

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RICHIE KOTZEN
‘THE ESSENTIAL RICHIE KOTZEN’
OUT TODAY ON LOUD & PROUD RECORDS;
 
U.S. HEADLINING TOUR STARTS NOVEMBER 1 IN ANNAPOLIS, MD
 
 
September 2, 2014 -- Guitarist/singer/songwriter RICHIE KOTZEN released THE ESSENTIAL RICHIE KOTZEN today on Loud & Proud Records. To celebrate his newest project, he’s hitting the U.S. concert trail starting November 1 in Annapolis, MD at Rams Head Tavern.  Before then, he’ll be spending September and most of October on a headlining tour which will take him through Europe and Mexico.
 
THE ESSENTIAL RICHIE KOTZEN is a two-CD and DVD career retrospective set that encompasses this iconic talent’s entire career of his most essential work:  classic material; acoustic performances; bootleg material; and two brand new songs (“War Paint” and “Walk With Me”).  The DVD features music videos, acoustic performances, and bootleg material.  A new official video for “War Paint” will premiere on MusicRadar.com later this week.  In the meantime, the video for “Walk With Me” (filmed entirely on KOTZEN’s iPhone) can be found on his official YouTube page.
 
Fans can check out exclusive full album streams of each disc on VH1 Classic/MTV.com and GuitarWorld.com
 
KOTZEN personally curated THE ESSENTIAL RICHIE KOTZEN from his 18 solo albums in order to give listeners the most comprehensive, cohesive, and concise introduction to his extensive body of work.  “I’ve really changed and grown as an artist and as a person,” he says.  “I hand-selected songs so newcomers can get into my music and learn who I am as a recording artist.”
 
Rave reviews of THE ESSENTIAL RICHIE KOTZEN have already started to surface:
 
“KOTZEN is an artist with a centered musical philosophy anchored by soulful music and a perfectionist’s attention to craft... THE ESSENTIAL RICHIE KOTZEN is an excellent career retrospective by an underrated songwriter.”  (Oscar Jordan, Vintage Guitar)
 
“The extensive combo perfectly captures his dynamic musicianship, his jaw-dropping guitar solos, and his tangy blend of rock, blues, and soul, and will encourage listeners to discover more of his work...”  (Bear Frazer, Arena.com)
 
“RICHIE KOTZEN is one on the most ridiculous guitar players alive today...If you have only heard RICHIE in other bands (or have no clue who he is) then you really need to hook yourself up and give him his due. RICHIE has an incredibly soulful voice and did I mention his guitar solos are other worldly?  Get the book of his musical life and discover some magic.”  (Jason Lally, Realrockreport.com)
 
Check out RICHIE KOTZEN at any of the following stops, with more dates to be added in the coming weeks on all of his official websites:
 
DATE               CITY                             VENUE
 
Sat 11/1            Annapolis, MD              Rams Head Tavern
Mon 11/3          Londonderry, NH           Tupelo Music Hall
Tue 11/4            Boston, MA                  Wilbur Theater
Wed 11/5          New York, NY               B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
Fri 11/7             Poughkeepsie, NY        The Chance
Sat 11/8            Reading, PA                 Building 24
Sun 11/9           New Haven, CT              Toad’s Place
Tue 11/11          Pittsburgh, PA              Altar Bar
 
About Loud & Proud Records
 
Loud & Proud Records is an independent record label founded in 2007 by Tom Lipsky whose mission is to provide a true and transparent partnership between artists and their record label.  Labels under Lipsky's direction in the past, including CMC International, Sanctuary Records Group and a joint-venture with Roadrunner Records, were responsible for new releases by Neil Young, Rush, Lynyrd Skynyrd, KISS, Robert Plant, Rob Zombie, Morrissey, Lenny Kravitz, Iron Maiden, The Allman Brothers Band and more.  Loud & Proud’s current roster includes five-time Emmy® Award winning actor and musician Jonathan Jackson and his band Enation, multi-platinum alternative band Flyleaf, supergroup rock band The Winery Dogs, renowned jam band The String Cheese Incident, multi-platinum country artists BlackHawk, Seattle’s alternative Walking Papers, critically-acclaimed singer/songwriter Willie Nile and powerhouse rockers KIX.  Loud & Proud Records is distributed in the U.S. and Canada by RED, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, and in the rest of the world by earMUSIC/Edel AG. Loud & Proud Records is a registered trademark of Lipsky Music, LLC.
 
www.youtube.com/user/RichieKotzenOfficial
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COLOMBIAN NECKTIE: West Coast Sludgecore Merchants Stream "Kevin's Song"
At Skulls 'N' Bones;

Twilight Upon Us
Full-Length Out Now

 

 

Today Los Angeles sludgecore merchants, COLOMBIAN NECKTIE, are pleased to reveal "Kevin's Song" to the masses via Skulls 'N' Bones. The emotionally-driven hymn comes by way of the band's new full-length, Twilight Upon Us, self-released earlier this month.

 

Crowned "scary sick" by Decibel Magazine, Twilight Upon Us was produced by Erol "Rollie" Ulug (Graf Orlock) at Bright Lights Studios and has been flooring fans and critics alike with its meticulous hardcore/sludge fusion. AngryMetalGuy commends COLOMBIAN NECKTIE's, "heavy, muddy, and chunky riffs," and "no-bullshit song-writing approach," furthering that, "COLOMBIAN NECKTIE are great for getting right to the point and not teasing you or leading you on. Song writing is definitely the band's main focus on Twilight Upon Us, and that's where they shine." In a 4/5 rating, Stereokiller calls the record, "violent and impressive...," Wonderbox Metal dubs it, "highly recommended listen for all connoisseurs of heaviness," while Echoes And Dust adds, "if you're looking for some intense music that brings together some of your old favorites - Dystopia, Mohinder,Pg. 99 or even Cave In, check out  Twilight Upon Us."

 

As devouring as the record is however, much of Twilight Upon Us is rooted in tragedy as evidenced in ten-minute opus "Kevin's Song," written in honor of their late former bandmate. "As soon as I heard [guitarists] Ben [Daniels] and Juan [Hernandez-Cruz] playing the riffs for what would become 'Kevin's Song,' I knew we had something," relays vocalist Scott Werren. "Lyric-wise, all I could think of at first is the feeling of pain and loss but also this vision of Kevin just moving past a physical form and exploring the galaxy. So I made it like silver surfer riding through the universe giving us a report back on his findings."

 

Hear "Kevin's Song," now playing at Skulls 'N' Bones, at THIS LOCATION.

 

And if you missed it, sample "Guiding Light," still streaming at Decibel Magazine at THIS LOCATION as well as "Sleepwalking" available at Metal Insider at THIS LOCATION.

 

Named in honor of a song by iconic noise rockers Big Black but more commonly known as a method of murder where the victim's throat is slashed and the tongue is pulled through the open wound, COLOMBIAN NECKTIE has earned a reputation for their punishing riffs and maniacal DIY work ethic. Though clearly rooted in hardcore, tracks like the syncopated, sludgy death march of "Play The Game" and midtempo thrash of "Drought," complete with squealing synths, add a welcome dose of variance to an album that's uncompromising in its aggression.

 

Twilight Upon Us is out now independently. Order your copy today HERE.

 

http://www.facebook.com/colombiannecktiela
http://www.twitter.com/necktielifela
http://www.instagram.com/necktielifela

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EXODUS Reveal “Blood In, Blood Out” Track Listing & Pre-Sale

 

New album out October 14th via Nuclear Blast

 

VIP Packs available for upcoming tour with SLAYER and Special Guests SUICIDAL TENDENCIES

 

exodus web

 

 

Legendary architects of thrash metal EXODUS have revealed the track listing for their upcoming tenth studio album, Blood In Blood Out, due out in North America on October 14th

 

“When I was working on the record, I was sitting around watching TV series like ‘Gangland’ and all these locked-up prison reality shows,” shares guitarist & songwriter Gary Holt“And I thought, ‘Yeah, that’s like EXODUS.’  It’s a brotherhood.  You bleed to get in, you bleed to get out.  I’ve been doing this kind of music since I was a teenager and I’ll be doing it ‘til I can’t physically do it anymore.”

 

01 – Black 13

02 – Blood In, Blood Out

03 – Collateral Damage

04 – Salt The Wound

05 – Body Harvest

06 – BTK

07 – Wrapped In The Arms Of Rage

08 – My Last Nerve

09 – Numb

10 – Honor Killings

11 – Food For The Worms


Produced by Andy Sneap, Blood In Blood Out marks the first release with returning vocalist Steve “Zetro” Souza since 2004’s Tempo Of The Damned and features cover illustration by Swedish artist Par Olofsson (PSYCROPTIC, ABYSMAL DAWN, REVOCATION).

 

The album can be pre-ordered from the Nuclear Blast USA Webshop in CD, digi-pak, and 2-LP exclusive yellow vinyl formats.  Bundles include a t-shirt with exclusive artwork for North America + a poster (while supplies last).

 

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EXODUS will head out to South America in October before returning for a supporting run in November with fellow metal titans Slayer and Suicidal Tendencies.  The  Scion-sponsored leg of this U.S. tour launches on November 11th with two shows at The Fox Theater in Oakland, California.  The 26-show trek includes nine headlining off-dates with additional performances to be announced soon.  Tickets are on sale now via the links on the official EXODUS Facebook page.

 

Due to the overwhelmingly demand, EXODUS is making their VIP Experience packages available for the entire tour via SLOtix.com. Fans are encouraged to get them as soon as possible, as VIP package sales will close seven days prior to each show day.

 

For fans who have already purchased their show ticket and would like to be part of the EXODUS VIP Experience, contact SLO Customer Service at 888-756-4849 or customerservice@slotix.com.

 

The EXODUS VIP Experience Meet & Greet Package includes:

-          One Premium Reserved ticket OR One General Admission Ticket

-          Early entry to venue

-          Meet & Greet with select members of EXODUS

-          Autographed EXODUS Poster

-          EXODUS tour t-Shirt

-          Collectible EXODUS laminate to commemorate your evening

-          Coupon for 25% discount at the online EXODUS merchandise store

-          On-site check-in staff

 

All EXODUS VIP Experience attendees will be included in a giveaway for either an autographed Gary Holt signature guitar or an EXODUS guitar.  At the end of the tour, Gary Holt will personally call the winner himself to announce that they’ve won!

 

EXODUS in South America

10/01 - Belem, Brazil @ Botequim

10/02 - Brasilia, Brazil @ CEDEC

10/04 - Sao Paulo, Brazil @ Carioca Club

10/05 - Rio De Janeiro @ Brazil Circo Voador

10/07 - Asuncion, Paraguay @ Kop Town

10/09 - Buenos Aires, Argentina @ Groove

10/11 - Santiago, Chile @ Club Kmasu Premier

10/12 - Antofagasta, Chile @ Rock and Soccer

10/14 - Lima, Peru @ Centrica

10/16 - San Jose, Costa Rica @ Club Pepper's

10/18 - Mexico City, Mexico @ Circo Volador

 

EXODUS in North America with Slayer & Suicidal Tendencies

11/11 – The Fox Theater - Oakland, CA (2nd show added!)

11/12 – The Fox Theater - Oakland, CA

11/14 – The Forum - Inglewood, CA

11/15 – Comerica Theatre - Phoenix, AZ

11/17 – Coca Cola Bricktown Events Venter - Oklahoma City, OK

11/18 – ACL Live at the Moody Theater - Austin, TX

11/19 – Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie - Grand Prairie (Dallas), TX

11/21 – Hard Rock Café/Hard Rock Live - Orlando, FL

11/22 – The Tabernacle - Atlanta, GA

11/23 – The Fillmore - Charlotte, NC (EXODUS ONLY)

11/24 - Empire - North Springfield, VA (EXODUS ONLY)

11/25 – Washington Avenue Armory - Albany, NY

11/26 – Sands Bethlehem Event Center - Bethlehem, PA

11/28 – The Palladium - Worcester, MA

11/29 – Wellmont Theatre - Montclair, NJ

11/30 – Tower Theater - Upper Darby (Philadelphia), PA

12/02 – Agora Theatre - Cleveland, OH

12/03 - Madison Theatre - Covington, KY (EXODUS ONLY)

12/04 – Egyptian Room at Old National Centre - Indianapolis, IN

12/05 – The Fillmore Detroit - Detroit, MI

12/07 - Aftershock - Merriam, KS (EXODUS ONLY)

12/08 - Gothic Theatre - Denver, CO (EXODUS ONLY)

12/09 - Pub Station - Billings, MT (EXODUS ONLY)

12/10 - The Hop - Spokane, WA (EXODUS ONLY)

12/11 - Studio Seven - Seattle, WA  (EXODUS ONLY)

12/12 – Hawthorne Theater - Portland, OR  (EXODUS ONLY)

 

Additional shows will be announced soon.

 

Tickets are on sale now via the links on the official EXODUS Facebook page.

 

ABOUT EXODUS

With a career spanning 34 years, EXODUS have not only helped shape and define the thrash metal genre for over three decades, but continually seek to raise its standards. One of the forefathers of the Bay Area scene that became known and envied throughout the world, the band’s 1985 debut album, Bonded By Blood, has since become a legacy album featuring mandatory live staples such as "Strike Of The Beast," "A Lesson In Violence," and the album’s title track. Formed in 1980, the band’s original members included Tom Hunting on drums, Kirk Hammett (Metallica), Tim Agnello on guitars, and Carlton Melson on bass. With a line-up that has evolved throughout the years, the current incarnation of EXODUS charges into the future with returning frontman Steve “Zetro” Souza on vocals, Gary Holt and Lee Altus on guitars, Tom Hunting on drums, and Jack Gibson on bass. In 2014, EXODUS closed the first half of the year with stellar performances at Kirk Hammett’s Fear FestEvil and Rock On The Range, as well as a groundbreaking tour with fellow thrash legends Slayer and Suicidal Tendencies. To date, EXODUS has released nine studio albums, two live albums, and one compilation. Their most recent release, Exhibit B: The Human Condition, debuted in the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart in 2010.

 

 

Visit EXODUS online at www.EXODUSATTACK.com.

Like: www.facebook.com/EXODUSATTACK

Follow: Twitter.com/_EXODUS

Watch: www.YouTube.com/EXODUS

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BUTCHER BABIES' Carla Harvey reveals second excerpt from new novel,
 'Death and Other Dances', via Loudwire.com

         
     
      
Carla Harvey, one half of the female-fronted duo that screams for the BUTCHER BABIES, has released a new novel, Death and Other Dances, which is available in select bookstores, as well as Amazon, Amazon Europe, and Kindle. This semi-autobiographical work tells the story of Autumn Franklin - an awkward, biracial Detroit native - that is disconnected from her peers at an early age because of her background. When Autumn's young parents divorce, she becomes even more withdrawn, yet survives the cards that she's been dealt by relocating to the alluring City of Angels, where she has but one goal: to find herself. Struggling to make solid connections with those around her, Autumn swallows her reservations and pushes limits to the extreme as she transitions between a drastic career change: from the bowels of the adult entertainment industry to her rebirth as a mortician. There amongst the dead, she learns what it is to live, love, and to allow others inside, finally landing in the most comfortable place of all: her own skin.

To read an excerpt from Death and Other Dances, head over to Loudwire.com for the exclusive sneak peek: http://loudwire.com/butcher-babies-carla-harvey-death-other-dances-book-excerpt/

Another previously released excerpt can also be read at Revolver Mag.com: http://www.revolvermag.com/news/butcher-babies-carla-harvey-shares-excerpt-from-new-book-death-and-other-dances.html

Death and Other Dances can be purchased now here: http://carlaharvey.bigcartel.com/product/death-and-other-dances-presale

LA's breakthrough metal act, BUTCHER BABIES, unleashed their debut album, Goliath, last year to critical acclaim, with press hailing it as a "relentless, full-force storm from start to finish" (New Transcendence.com). On September 30 in North America (October 6 in Europe), the band will release a new EP of cover tunes, titled Uncovered, that will surely please fans of the BUTCHER BABIES, as well as fans of the artists that performed them originally (THE OSMONDS, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, etc.).

In regards to BUTCHER BABIES' cover of THE OSMONDS' "Crazy Horses", Donny Osmond comments: "When we released 'Crazy Horses,' we were pushing against what THE OSMONDS were known for, but it became a greatest hit. The BUTCHER BABIES have reinvented this song in a creative and innovative way -- and that's what music is about. Now...What if I had recorded 'Puppy Love' like this?"

To pre-order Uncovered, please visit:
www.ButcherBabiesOfficial.com

Uncovered track-listing
1. Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers
2. They're Coming to Take Me Away
3. Don't Give a Fuck
4. Crazy Horses
5. Pussy Whipped


BUTCHER BABIES live
9/12/2014--Knitting Factory--Reno, NV *
9/13/2014--Discovery Park--Sacramento, CA @ Afterschock Festival
9/14/2014--The Catalyst--Santa Cruz, CA *
9/27/2014--Pub Rock--Scottsdale, AZ **
9/28/2014--Launchpad--Albuquerque, NM **
9/30/2014--Aftershock--Merriam, KS **
10/1/2014--Mojoes--Joliet, IL **
10/3/2014--Altar Bar--Pittsburgh, PA **
10/4/2014--The Machine Shop--Flint, MI **
10/5/2014--Champions Park--Louisville, KY @ Louder Than Life Festival
10/7/2014--Baltimore Soundstage--Baltimore, MD **
10/8/2014--Upstairs @ The Palladium--Worcester, MA **
10/10/2014--Santos Party House--New York, NY **
10/11/2014--District N9ne--Philadelphia, PA **
10/12/2014--Empire--West Springfield, VA **
10/14/2014--The Masquerade--Atlanta, GA **
10/16/2014--Scout Bar--Houston, TX **
10/17/2014--House of Rock--Corpus Christi, TX **
10/18/2014--Backstage Live--San Antonio, TX **
10/19/2014--Jake's--Backroom Lubbock, TX **
10/21/2014--The Black Sheep--Colorado Sheep, CO **
10/22/2014--Mesa Theatre & Club--Grand Junction, CO **

10/23/2014--Backstage Bar & Billiards--Las Vegas, NV **
10/24/2014--San Manuel Amphitheater--San Bernardino, CA @ Knotfest
*=with BLACK LABEL SOCIETY
**=with ANTI-MORTEM

BUTCHER BABIES online:
www.facebook.com/ButcherBabiesMusic  
www.twitter.com/ButcherBabies  
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GERARD WAY ANNOUNCES FIRST SOLO U.S. TOUR TO KICK OFF IN OCTOBER

 FORMER MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE FRONTMAN WILL PERFORM SONGS FROM UPCOMING SOLO DEBUT HESITANT ALIEN, DUE FROM WARNER BROS. RECORDS ON SEPTEMBER 30TH 

August 26, 2104 - Los Angeles, CA - Fresh off his weekend performances at the Reading and Leeds festivals in England, former My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way has announced that he will hit the road for a string of U.S. tour dates in October performing songs from his upcoming solo debut album, Hesitant Alien, which will be released on September 30th by Warner Bros. Records. Rolling Stone remarked of the eight songs from Hesitant Alien that Way revealed during his Reading Festival set: "snappy, catchy songs delivered with arty panache." Way will also perform four shows in Australia for the Soundwave Festival in February 2015. Tickets for the U.S. dates go on sale tomorrow, Wednesday, August 27. For ticketing and on sale information, click HERE.  

 

Hesitant Alien is now available for pre-order from all digital retailers. Exclusive album bundles are also available for pre-order at GerardWay.com. Those who pre-order the album will receive the track "No Shows" instantly as a free download. Watch the music video for "No Shows" HERE.

 

Working with producer Doug McKean, Way knew immediately what he wanted Hesitant Alien to sound like. "I wanted to make the small things sound big," he says. "My intention was to make 100 percent uncompromised art, using the currently least radio-friendly instrument, the guitar. I knew there would be lots of fuzz pedals. I knew I would play Fender instruments. I knew I would look at who my guitar heroes were in art school, Mary Timony and Carrie Brownstein, and I drew a lot of influence from shoe-gaze and Britpop. I want the record to sonically galvanize people." Hesitant Alien was mixed by Tchad Blake (Arctic Monkeys, Black Keys).

 

Lyrically, Way wrote about what he knew at the time, "which was struggle, beginnings, finding a newness in the mundane and the abstract," he says. "I looked to the Britpop poets like Jarvis Cocker and Damon Albarn, drawing upon everyday life. I also experimented with the abstract, and looked at Frank Black's work both with the Pixies, and as a solo artist. There was no concept and no call-to-arms."

 

10/12 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore

10/13 - Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour

10/14 - Los Angeles, CA - Fonda Theatre

10/17 - Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero Theatre

10/19 - Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club

10/20 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza

10/22 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom

10/23 - New York, NY - Webster Hall

02/21 - Adelaide, AUS - Soundwave Festival

02/22 - Melbourne, AUS - Soundwave Festival

02/28 - Sydney, AUS - Soundwave Festival

03/01 - Brisbane, AUS - Soundwave Festival

 

Gerard Way -
Gerard Way - "No Shows" [Official Music Video]


Photo credit: Eric Ray Davidson 

 

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ANTHRAX'S "CHILE ON HELL" LIVE DVD TO BE PREMIERED AT L.A. AND N.Y. THEATRES ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
Anthrax's Scott Ian and Frank Bello
to Host Q&A Sessions at Each Screening
LOS ANGELES, CA - TUESDAY, August 26, 2014 -- Before you get down to moshing in the privacy of your own home, do some serious partying in either Los Angeles or New York when Anthrax's "Chile On Hell" live DVD is premieres on Monday, September 15, the day before its general release.  And, not only will attendees be among the first to see the thrash-masters performing an extended set that features all the fan-favorites in front of a sold-out, rabid crowd in Santiago, Chile, but each event will feature a special Q&A - Scott Ian and "Chile On Hell's" producer Jay Rustin at the L.A. screening, and Anthrax's Frank Bello at New York's.

Check out the "Chile On Hell" trailer here:  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utFoyZLPHvQ&feature=youtu.be

The premiere is free to fans who pre-order the "Chile On Hell" Blu-ray or DVD from either Vintage Vinyl in Fords, NJ, Looney Tunes in West Babylon, NY, or Amoeba Records in Los Angeles, CA.  Each pre-order comes with one wristband that entitles the holder to attend the premiere.  Wristbands are limited, and when they're gone, they're gone.

The New York premiere will take place at 9:00PM ET at Cinema Village, 22 E. 12th Street; go to

...and the L.A. premiere is set for 9:00PM PT at the Downtown Independent Theatre, 251 S. Main Street; more details are available at

"Chile On Hell" will be released on Tuesday, September 16 (Megaforce), and features Joey Belladonna/vocals, Scott Ian/guitar, Charlie Benante/drums, Frank Belat the Teatro Caupolican in Santiago, Chile on May 10, 2013.  The band performed an extended set that featured songs from Anthrax's entire catalogue including "I Am The Law," "Indians," "Madhouse," "Caught Im Alive."  "Chile On Hell" was recorded in 5.1 Surround Sound, and will retail for $16.98. thrax's Charlie Benante.  "When we'd played there in the past, we'd finish our set, play our encore and go back to the dressing room.  But every time, the fans would continue to scream and cheer and clap.  I mean, they went on and on, they wouldn't stop.  One time Scott and I walked out to the side of the stage just to watch what was going on in the audience, it was intense.  Why wouldn't we want to film a DVD in front of an audience like
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OBITUARY Pre-Orders For Inked in Blood Available Now

First New Song "Visions in My Head" Now Streaming

  
Available October 28th on Relapse Records

Death metal legends OBITUARY make their Relapse debut with Inked In Blood, their 9th full length LP.  Inked in Blood will be released October 28th in North America (UK/World October 27th and Germany/Benelux/Finland on October 24th) via Relapse Records. Almost three decades in, Inked In Blood stands out as one of the finest moments in OBITUARY's already godlike discography. 

 

Beginning today, Inked in Blood is available for pre-order from Relapse Records HERE and via iTunes HERE.  The album will be released on CD/Deluxe CD/2xLP/Digital/Deluxe Digital.  The limited edition, one time press deluxe CD includes two exclusive bonus songs and is packaged in a 3D embossed digipak along with a die-cut album cover sticker.   The bonus songs, available on the deluxe CD and digital verisons, are two classic tracks ("Intoxicated" and "Bloodsoaked"), from 'Slowly We Rot', re-recorded this year live out of Morrisound Studios in Tampa, FL and engineered by legendary death metal producer Jim Morris. A special vinyl color will be available exclusively via each of the following means: North American Indie Stores, Florida record stores, Relapse.com and for Kickstarter backers. 

 

Today the first full offering from Inked in Blood has been released.  Check out an exclusive stream of the song "Visions in My Head" on Sound Cloud and YouTube.  The song is now available as an instant grat track and is available for immediate download when the album is pre-ordered on iTunes.  "Visions in My Head" is also available as a digital single HERE.

 

In support of their new album, OBITUARY will be hitting the road this fall.  They will begin with an appearance at East Coast Tsunami in Reading, PA on September 27th. Following those dates, OBITUARY hits the road with Carcass, Exhumed and Noisem from October 28th through November 9th. Then after a quick break the band will provide direct support for the upcoming "Death to All" Tour.  The tour kicks off November 14th in Los Angeles, CA and runs through December 7th in Miami, FL.  The band has also been confirmed for 2015 edition of Maryland Deathfest.  A complete list of dates can be found below.

 

An album trailer/preview clip can be viewed HERE.

 

The riffs, groove, snarl and rage are as fierce as ever, putting most all other contemporary death metal bands to shame.  OBITUARY are THE definitive death metal band, and Inked In Blood is an instant classic amongst their already storied catalog.  OBITUARY are both the originators and the torchbearers of the genre!  Inked In Blood is the sound of true death metal kings reclaiming their throne!!! 

 

Inked in Blood Track Listing:

1. Centuries of Lies

2. Violent By Nature

3. Pain Inside

4. Visions in my Head

5. Back on Top

6. Violence

7. Inked in Blood

8. Deny You

9. Within a Dying Breed

10. Minds of the World

11. Out of Blood

12. Paralyzed With Fear

 

9/27: Reading, PA @ East Coast Tsunami @ Reverb          

 

OBITUARY W/ Carcass, Exhumed and Noisem

10/28: Tucson, AZ @ The Rock

10/29: El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls  

10/31: Oklahoma City, OK @ Chameleon Room      

11/1: Lawrence, KS @ Granada

11/2: Sauget, IL @ Pops

11/4: Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theater

11/5: Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry

11/6: Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel

11/7: Nashville, TN @ Exit/In

11/8: Louisville, KY @ Diamond Pub & Billiards

11/9: Cincinnati, OH @ The Madison Theater

 

OBITUARY on The Death to All Tour, w/Massacre and Rivers of Nihil

11/14: Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia

11/15: Ramona, CA @ Ramona Mainstage

11/16: San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge

11/18: Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven

11/19: Vancouver, BC @ The Rickshaw Theater

11/21: Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Ballroom

11/22: Regina, SK @ Riddell Centre

11/23: Winnipeg, MB @ Park Theatre

11/24: St. Paul, MN @ Amsterdam Bar & Hall

11/25: Chicago, IL @ Metro

11/26: Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theater and Ballroom

11/27: Toronto, ON @ The Opera House

11/28: Montreal, QC @ Le National

11/29: Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall

11/30: New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater

12/3: North Springfield, VA @ Empire

12/4: Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall

12/5: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

12/6: Tampa, FL @ Orpheum

12/7: Miami, FL @ Grand Central

 

2015

5/21 - 5/24: Baltimore, MD @ Maryland Deathfest XIII (2015)   

 

For More Info Visit:

http://www.obituary.cc

https://www.facebook.com/ObituaryBand

http://instagram.com/obituaryband

https://twitter.com/obituarytheband

http://www.relapse.com

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PRONG Premieres New Video on Loudwire!


 

North American Tour Begins in September - New Single Out Soon

Fresh off their European festival summer, New York Metal mainstays PRONG are gearing up to hit the road this September in North America in support of their latest release Ruining Lives which was released earlier this year by SPV/Steamhammer.  The tour begins September 10th in Los Angeles, CA and runs through October 14th in San Francisco, CA.  Many of the dates will see PRONG playing alongside thrash masters Overkill.  Following a quick break the band will be taking part in Slipknot's "Knotfest" October 25th in San Bernardino, CA. 

 

The band recently completed filming on a new video for the song "Remove, Separate Self" (taken from Ruining Lives).  Brian Cox and Marcelo Palomino directed the video, and it is receiving its exclusive premiere today on Loudwire.  Check it out HERE.

 

Tommy Victor: "PRONG has made a video for the song "Remove, Separate Self", the new single from our recent LP Ruining Lives.  The song and the video are distinctively PRONG, with a soul-searching and apocalyptic vibe.  As a follow up to "Turnover" we will release it on 7" vinyl as well.

The single and video will correspond with our U.S. /Canada tour starting Sept 10th through Oct. 14th (see www.prongmusic.com for the dates).

Enjoy the video and we'll see you out on the road!"

 

SPV/Steamhammer will be releasing a new digital and 7" single of "Remove, Separate Self".  There will be two versions of the digital single which will be released September 12th.  The 7" will be released on October 24th. The standard version of the single will include the following tracks:

 

1. Remove, Separate Self (album version)

2. "Separate Self, Remove" inspired by and created from "Remove, Separate Self" by Prong (Matt Heafy de-mix)

 

Matt Heafy about the "de-mix" he created: "With "Remove, Separate Self" - I was initially engulfed by hints of images and characteristics of a futuristic, dystopian world. Whether that was the initial intent of the piece or it was meant to be something entirely different, that became the feeling I kept coming back to. Perhaps with the main line - the title itself - the idea of "separating yourself" made me think of unplugging oneself from something larger; whether metaphorically from an old way of life or literally in some sort of mecha-future. The idea was to take it one step further, to take the song itself, components of it, and a few secret ingredients, and create that world a little further that I imagined in the first place. Sometimes "remixes" do it right, but I wanted to take a completely different approach to what people think a "remix" is in the first place, even one's idea of what a song should sound like."

 

The exclusive iTunes edition of the single features a bonus track, which is a version of "Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck".  This song was taken from PRONG's "Unleashed in the West - Official Bootleg".

 

Ruining Livesis the follow-up to the acclaimed 2012 release Carved Into Stone and continues to show the band on an upward trajectory, proving that despite having a long, illustrious career PRONG can still make records that matter and re-invent themselves without negating their roots.  If you have not picked up a copy yet, be sure to get one on Amazon or iTunes 

PRONG North American Tour:

9/10: Los Angeles, CA @ Viper Room

9/11: Las Vegas, NV @ LVCS

9/12: Anaheim, CA @ The Grove

9/13: Tempe, AZ @ Club Red

9/14: Albuquerque, NM @ Launch Pad

9/15: Oklahoma City, OK @ The Chameleon*

9/16: San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live

9/17: Houston, TX @ Scout Bar

9/18: Dallas, TX @ Trees*

9/19: Merriam, KS @ Aftershock

9/20: Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave*

9/21: Joliet, IL @ Mojoes*

9/22: Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom*

9/23: Toronto, ON @ Opera House*

9/24: Quebec City, QC @ Imperial de Quebec*

9/25: Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero*

9/26: Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater*

9/27: Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom*

9/28: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium

9/29: Albany, NY @ Bogie's

9/30: New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater

10/1: West Springfield, VA @ Empire

10/2: Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose

10/3: Westland, MI @ Token Lounge

10/4: Kokomo, IN @ Centerstage

10/5: Louisville, KY @ Diamond Pub and Billiards

10/7: Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater

10/9: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon

10/10: Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater

10/11: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre

10/12: Boise, ID @ The Shredder

10/14: San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside

 

*With Overkill

 

KNOT Fest

10/25: San Bernardino, CA @ San Manuel Amphitheatre

 

For More Info Visit:

http://www.prongmusic.com

https://www.facebook.com/prongmusic

http://www.spv.de

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UNEARTH AN
NOUNCE NEW ALBUM
WATCHERS OF RULE OUT OCTOBER 28
NEW TOUR DATES W. DARKEST HOUR ANNOUNCED

New England Metal pioneers UNEARTH have announced Watchers of Rule to be released via eOne Music on October 28th, 2014. Produced by Mark Lewis (WHITECHAPEL, DEVILDRIVER), this marks the band's six full length LP in their decorated sixteen year tenure. Lewis also produced the band's previous release, Darkness in the Light in 2011. 

UNEARTH recently wrapped up a
highly publicized Oncoming Storm Tour, celebrating the tenth anniversary of the band's fan favorite LP. The band also took part in the famed HEAVY MONTREAL FESTIVAL where they debuted a track off the new LP called "The Swarm.

This time, the band is heading out with friends DARKEST HOUR on the Hell or High Wattage Tour with CARNIFEX, ORIGIN, I BREATHER and fellow label mates BLACK CROWN INITIATE in support. Click here for all tour dates. Vocalist Trevor Phipps adds a final message for their fans:
 
"Greetings heavy metal enthusiasts! We here at Unearth industries are all whipped up about the phenomenal tour package you see before you. Come see some of the realest motherfuckers in the game do what they do best. Delivering top shelf metal that's heavier than a mountain of manatees straight to you face from high atop 1-4 foot stages. So fuel up on Coco Pebbles and Jäger and come get wild!"
UNEARTH is: Trevor Phipps, Buz McGrath, Ken Susi and Nick Pierce.
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BUTCHER BABIES announce details for upcoming 'Uncovered' EP

         
   
      
Taking a page from heroes METALLICA and GUNS N' ROSES, Los Angeles breakthrough metal act, BUTCHER BABIES, have recorded an EP of cover tunes that will surely please fans of the band, as well as fans of the artists that performed them originally. Titled Uncovered, this EP will be released on September 30 in North America (October 6 in Europe) and features the following five tracks:

Uncovered track-listing
1. Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers
2. They're Coming to Take Me Away
3. Don't Give a Fuck
4. Crazy Horses
5. Pussy Whipped
 

BUTCHER BABIES' Carla Harvey (vocals) comments: "It was a blast recording songs that we have been fans of our entire lives and putting our spin on them. We all chose a song that had some significance to us. My pick was 'They're Coming to Take Me Away' by NAPOLEAN XIV because I have a vivid memory of my stepdad, who I considered completely insane, playing it over and over again on his car stereo when I was a pre-teen. The song is about being taken away to a mental institution. I can still see him tapping his fingers on his steering wheel to the beat..."

BUTCHER BABIES' Heidi Shepherd (vocals) adds: "As an eight or nine-year-old little girl, I used to rummage through my parents' albums and 8-tracks looking for some cool music. In hopes that my parents had at least a little bit of good taste, I would play every single song looking for something that I could latch on to. That's when I came across 'Crazy Horses' by THE OSMONDS; it was the heaviest song I had heard at that age. I would play that song over and over and over again, I was addicted. To this date, it's still one of my favorite songs and reminds me so much of growing up in Provo, Utah."

In regards to BUTCHER BABIES' cover of THE OSMONDS' "Crazy Horses", Donny Osmond comments: "When we released 'Crazy Horses,' we were pushing against what THE OSMONDS were known for, but it became a greatest hit. The BUTCHER BABIES have reinvented this song in a creative and innovative way -- and that's what music is about. Now...What if I had recorded 'Puppy Love' like this?"

To pre-order Uncovered, please visit: www.ButcherBabiesOfficial.com
 
BUTCHER BABIES released their Century Media debut full length, Goliath, last summer and took part in that year's Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, where they are a mainstay on the Jagermeister stage and a breakout band of the fest. Following that, they toured the US with the legendary Glenn Danzig and were invited to play at Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare. Early 2014 saw the band invade Europe for the first time, where they quickly established themselves as one of the dominant new-comers in the global heavy metal scene. The band then spent the Spring of 2014 on tour with BLACK LABEL SOCIETY and DOWN, playing on many of America's premier metal festivals - Columbus OH's Rock on the Range and Oklahoma's Rocklahoma, to name a few.
 
It was on this tour that the band made plans to record some of their favorite tunes. Each band member chose a track, and in the early summer of this year, they entered the studio with producer Logan Mader (DEVILDRIVER, GOJIRA, 5 FINGER DEATH PUNCH) to dissect and "butcher" these five classics, creating something all their own.
 
Shortly before the release of Uncovered, BUTCHER BABIES will embark on their first headlining run in the US. The band will end their tour playing at this year's Knotfest, taking place in San Bernardino, CA. A complete list of their upcoming tour dates is below:

BUTCHER BABIES live
9/12/2014--Knitting Factory--Reno, NV *
9/13/2014--Discovery Park--Sacramento, CA @ Afterschock Festival
9/14/2014--The Catalyst--Santa Cruz, CA *
9/27/2014--Pub Rock--Scottsdale, AZ **
9/28/2014--Launchpad--Albuquerque, NM **
9/30/2014--Aftershock--Merriam, KS **
10/1/2014--Mojoes--Joliet, IL **
10/3/2014--Altar Bar--Pittsburgh, PA **
10/4/2014--The Machine Shop--Flint, MI **
10/5/2014--Champions Park--Louisville, KY @ Louder Than Life Festival
10/7/2014--Baltimore Soundstage--Baltimore, MD **
10/8/2014--Upstairs @ The Palladium--Worcester, MA **
10/10/2014--Santos Party House--New York, NY **
10/11/2014--District N9ne--Philadelphia, PA **
10/12/2014--Empire--West Springfield, VA **
10/14/2014--The Masquerade--Atlanta, GA **
10/16/2014--Scout Bar--Houston, TX **
10/17/2014--House of Rock--Corpus Christi, TX **
10/18/2014--Backstage Live--San Antonio, TX **
10/19/2014--Jake's--Backroom Lubbock, TX **
10/21/2014--The Black Sheep--Colorado Sheep, CO **
10/22/2014--Mesa Theatre & Club--Grand Junction, CO **
10/23/2014--Backstage Bar & Billiards--Las Vegas, NV **
10/24/2014--San Manuel Amphitheater--San Bernardino, CA @ Knotfest
*=with BLACK LABEL SOCIETY
**=with ANTI-MORTEM

BUTCHER BABIES online:
www.facebook.com/ButcherBabiesMusic  
www.twitter.com/ButcherBabies  
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WAYNE STATIC Announces
Co-Headline Tour with
Powerman 5000

WAYNE STATIC the founding member and leader of Evil Disco innovators Static-X will be hitting the road this fall on a co-headline run with Powerman 5000. American Head Charge will provide support on most dates. The tour will kick off November 6th in Waterloo, IA and is currently scheduled to run through November 30th in McCallen, TX. A complete list of dates can be found below. More dates will be added in the coming weeks.

STATIC on the upcoming tour:

“2014 has been an awesome year! We just finished up the 15th anniversary Wisconsin Death Trip tour. I’ve got the best band behind me that I’ve ever had, and I am very excited to round out the year with a co-headline tour with Powerman 5000. It’s another 15th anniversary tour! It’s a testament to both bands that we are both still going strong and the timing is perfect for us to tour together again. I am equally excited to share the stage with American Head Charge again. I believe it was 2005 when we toured together last. This is a great line up and this tour is gonna kill!”

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WS high res xmas 2013 tour photo
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About Wayne Static:

WAYNE STATIC is the enigmatic former frontman and namesake of Static-X, now forging a successful solo career. WAYNE STATIC is considered the Terminator of contemporary rock music with his signature blunt-force-trauma melding of industrial rock, thrash metal, and futuristic disco, which is nothing if not cybernetic. But when you look back at WAYNE STATIC’s 15-year legacy, the comparison goes beyond the music; having weathered musical trends, survived lineup shifts, and even severed long-time creative partnerships to emerge as a streamlined metallic machine.


WAYNE STATIC Lineup:

Wayne Static- Guitar / Lead VOX
Ashes - Lead Guitarist
Frankie Sil - Bassist / BV
Bevan Davies - Drummer

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About Powerman 5000:

Armed with giant hooks and crowd-empowering choruses, Powerman 5000 deliver the electroshocked power-anthems that only Spider One and his merry band of musical superheroes can pull off on Builders Of The Future, their first album with T-Boy Records. The platinum selling band conquered rock radio and built a career in the underground, embodying the very title of one of their most enduring and ubiquitous hits, “When Worlds Collide” and sorta upending the sentiment implied by “Nobody’s Real.” Because these guys are real, crating only the most authentic music they can.

Powerman 5000 has created a culture around their band. Part of the appeal is the way Powerman 5000 pilfers through the most exciting elements of schlocky pop culture, bridging the gap between dance clubs, Comic-Con and the Vans Warped Tour. But there’s something even grander in play with songs like “You’re Gonna Love It, If You Like It Or Not,” “How To Be A Human” and “I Can’t F-cking Hear You” from Builders Of The Future, something that was also present in their biggest hits: a spirit of community.

Powerman 5000 Lineup:

Spider One – Vocals
Rich Jazmin – Lead Guitar
Nick 'Sci55ors' Quijano – Rhythm Guitar
Gustavo Aued – Bass
DJ Rattan – Drums

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WAYNE STATIC With Powerman 5000:

11/6: Waterloo, IA @ Spicoli’s Rock Garden/Reverb*
11/7: Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
11/8: Kimberly, WI @ Savagefest @ Tanner’s Entertainment Complex
11/9: Fort Wayne, IN @ Piere's
11/11: Joliet, IL @ Mojoe’s
11/12: Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theater
11/13: Flint, MI @ Machine Shop
11/14: Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon
11/15: Stafford, CT @ Palace Theater
11/16: New York, NY @ BB Kings
11/17: Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
11/19: Wilmington, NC @ Ziggy's
11/21: Atalnta, GA @ 120 Tavern
11/22: Winston-Salem, NC @ Ziggy's
11/23: Knoxville, TN @ The International
11/26: San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live
11/27: Tyler, TX @ Clicks
11/28: Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
11/29: Dallas, TX @ Trees
11/30: McCallen, TX @ Metropolis

*No American Head Charge

For More Info:

Follow Wayne Static:
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Follow Powerman 5000:
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Otherwise release their new single "Darker Side of the Moon"

Peace comes through struggle. It's a reward that's earned rather than simply given. It's the product of tireless work and an unbreakable spirit against all odds and opposition. OTHERWISE are no strangers to that struggle, rising up to become rock 'n' roll contenders in the face of a tumultuous musical climate and a series of personal hardships. The Las Vegas hard alternative rock quintet-Adrian Patrick [vocals], Ryan Patrick [guitar/vocals], Corky Gainsford [drums/vocals], Vassilios Metropoulos [bass], & Andrew Pugh [guitar/vocals]-catalog the next chapter of this journey on their second full-length album, Peace At All Costs.

The musicians had the chance to experience the other side of their hometown while recording. Vegas View Studios sits on the edge of the Las Vegas Valley, offering a stunning panorama of the wilderness surrounding the city. "It was the most beautiful view," affirms the singer. "Most recording studios are like casinos. There are no windows. You go in, and you have no idea what time it is. We had a beautiful vista of our hometown, and it lent to inspiration every night we were working." That lush expanse carries over into the first single "Darker Side of the Moon." Building from a thick distorted guitar into a robust melody, the song blasts off on a hypnotic and hard-hitting hook, opening up the doorway into Peace At All Costs.
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PIERCE THE VEIL & SLEEPING WITH SIRENS
ANNOUNCE UK/EURO LEG OF "THE WORLD TOUR"

L-R:  SWS's Justin Hills, Nick Martin, Gabe Barham, Kellin Quinn, Jack Fowler;

PTV's Jaime Preciado, Vic Fuentes, Tony Perry, Mike Fuentes * Photo Credit:  Adam Elmakias


LOS ANGELES, CA -- FRIDAY, AUGUST 22, 2014 -- Following the announcement of the first leg (U.S.) of their world tour, Sleeping with Sirens and Pierce the Veil, two of the most exciting and compelling forces on the music scene today, are proud to announce EU and UK dates for Spring 2015 in conjunction with Rockstar Energy Drink.  Tickets go on sale Friday, August 29 at 9AM local time; log onto http://www.theworldtour.info/ for all details.

"The World Tour" is a five-month, multi-leg co-headline world tour, and the first time the two bands will share the stage since their completely sold-out "Collide With The Sky" 2012 trek.  With PTV and SWS alternating the closing spot on the bill, the EU and UK leg of the tour will kick off on March 20 in Belgium and finish with two dates at the London Forum on April 10 and 11, 2015.

"The World Tour" launches here in the U.S. on November 5 in Fresno, CA with Beartooth and This Wild Life supporting.  VIP and pre-sale tickets for the the U.S. dates are completely sold out with only some GA tickets still available for dates that haven't completely sold out - go to http://www.theworldtour.info/ for more info.  Dates for Legs One and Two of SWS and PTV's "The World Tour," are as follows:

NOVEMBER 2014
 5   Woodward Park Rotary Amphitheater, Fresno, CA
 7   Fox Theatre, Pomona, CA
 8   Rialto Theatre, Tucson, AZ
 9   Sunshine Theatre, Albuquerque, NM
11  The Pavilion @ Lone Star Event Center, Lubbock, TX
13  Brady Theatre, Tulsa, OK
14  Cannery Ballroom, Nashville, TN
15  House of Blues, N. Myrtle Beach, SC
16  NorVa, Norfolk, VA
19  Freedom Hall @ Lancaster Convention Center, Lancaster, PA
20  Pine Bell Arena, Toms River, NJ
21  Washington Avenue Armory, Albany, NY
22  Webster Theater, Hartford, CT
24  The Paramount, Huntington, NY
25  The Paramount, Huntington, NY
29  Eagles Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI
30  Compuware Sports Arena (Mega Fest), Plymouth, MI

DECEMBER 2014
 1   7 Flags Event Center, Clive, Iowa
 3   Boulder Theater, Boulder, CO
 5   Knitting Factory, Reno, NV
 6   The Joint, Las Vegas, NV

MARCH 2015
20   Mar Trix, Antwerp, Belgium
21   Melkweg, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
22   C Club, Berlin, Germany
24   Arenan, Stockholm, Sweden
25   Tradgarn, Gothenburg, Sweden
26   Gruenspan, Hamburg, Germany
27   Essigfabrik, Cologne, Germany
29   Nick Rayns, LCR UEA, Norwich, England
30   Guildhall, Portsmouth, England
31   O2 Academy, Bristol, England

APRIL 2015
 2   Academy 1, Manchester, England
 3   O2 Academy, Leeds, England
 4   O2 Academy, Glasgow, Scotland
 6   O2 Academy, Newcastle, England
 7   Rock City, Nottingham, England
 8   O2 Academy 1, Birmingham, England
10  Forum, London, England
11  Forum, London, England
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KORN AND THEIR FANS TAKE ON THE HATERS
FAN-ASSISTED VIDEO FOR “HATER”
PREMIERES EXCLUSIVELY ON VEVO TODAY (8/21)

WATCH HERE: http://vevo.ly/935o9F

“HATER,” THE LEAD SINGLE OFF NEWLY RELEASED WORLD TOUR EDITION REISSUE,
‘THE PARADIGM SHIFT: WORLD TOUR EDITION,’
AND TOP 10 HIT AT ‘ACTIVE ROCK’ RADIO


“Self harm or suicide is never the answer. Don’t let the haters win.” – KORN

Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum hard rock luminaries KORN premiered their fan-assisted official video for “Hater”--the lead single off their world tour edition deluxe reissue album, THE PARADIGM SHIFT: WORLD TOUR EDITION (released July 22 on Prospect Park)--exclusively on VEVO. Directed by Yarvo Productions, the video features fan-submitted video clips where they share personal experiences of being a victim of bullying, abuse or hatred and how that affected them. Watch the video for “Hater”: http://vevo.ly/935o9F.

“Hater” invaded radio airwaves last month and has already vaulted into the Top 10 at Active Rock radio, a testament to the strong relation KORN’s fan have to the music and lyrical content. On “Hater, frontman Jonathan Davis’ lyrics address challenges of victims of bullies and haters. In this video clip, the band has broken the fourth wall by providing an opportunity for real fans to speak out about their experiences of being hated. 

“Almost everyone has felt bullied, pressured and beat down in their life by their haters,” says Jonathan Davis.  “This video helps to give a public voice to some of the challenges real people have faced, and reminds us all that self-harm and suicide."

The song kicks into gear with the seminal grinding guitar volley between Brian “Head” Welch and James “Munky” Shaffer. Meanwhile, Reggie “Fieldy” Arvizu cranks out a throbbing bass bounce punctuated by Ray Luzier’s impenetrable percussion. At the eye of the storm, Jonathan Davis delivers a haunting verse that quickly blossoms into an eerily unforgettable chorus. For the track, the group teamed up with hitmaker/producer Don Gilmore, who also produced last year's number eight-debuting LP, THE PARADIGM SHIFT, as well as the group’s #1 active rock radio smash Never Never.”

Earlier this week (8/18), Rollingstone.com premiered the live version of the video for “Hater” featuring video cobbled together of the band’s wildly enthusiastic audiences from across the globe; watch at http://rol.st/1rVHyok. The world tour edition double album--THE PARADIGM SHIFT: WORLD TOUR EDITION--features three brand new songs (“Hater,” “Die Another Day” and “The Game Is Over”), a bevy of tracks from last year’s album recorded live all over the world and expanded artwork. THE PARADIGM SHIFT: WORLD TOUR EDITION is available exclusively in stores at Best Buy or online at Bestbuy.com or iTunes

Track listing for THE PARADIGM SHIFT: WORLD TOUR EDITION:

Disc 1 of 2
1. Prey For Me
2. Love & Meth
3. What We Do
4. Spike In My Veins
5. Mass Hysteria
6. Paranoid and Aroused
7. Never Never
8. Punishment Time
9. Lullaby For a Sadist
10. Victimized
11. It's All Wrong

Disc 2 of 2
1. Hater
2. The Game is Over
3. Die Another Day
4. Love & Meth [Live From London]
5. Here To Stay [Live From London]
6. Get Up [Live From Moscow]
7. Never Never [Live From Moscow]
8. Got the Life [Live From Denver]
9. Another Brick In the Wall [Live From Denver]

The Bakersfield quintet just wrapped up a summer tour as the co-headliner on this year’s installment of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival.

 
KORN (L-R): Ray Luzier, Brian “Head” Welch, Jonathan Davis, Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu
and James “Munky” Shaffer

Purchase THE PARADIGM SHIFT: WORLD TOUR EDITION at your local Best Buy or online at:
iTunes - http://bit.ly/1tfVDjk 
Bestbuy.com - http://bit.ly/1vfe7zZ 

For more information about KORN, visit:
iTunes Deluxe Explicit - http://smarturl.it/KornTPS_iTunesDLX  
iTunes Standard Explicit - http://smarturl.it/KornTPS_iTunesExpl 
Amazon.com Deluxe - http://smarturl.it/KornTPS_AmzCDDIx 
Amazon.com Standard Explicit - http://smarturl.it/KornTPS_AmzCDExpl 
Amazon.com LP - http://smartulr.it/KornTPS_AmzLP 

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