JUDAS PRIEST FIRING ON ALL CYLINDERS WITH         

          BRAND NEW STUDIO ALBUM - ‘FIREPOWER’ 

 
















Judas Priest could easily rest on their laurels at this stage of their highly successful and influential career. However, the legendary metal band - singer Rob Halford, guitarists Glenn Tipton and Richie Faulkner, bassist Ian Hill, and drummer Scott Travis - refuse to do so as evidenced by the arrival of their eighteenth studio album overall - ‘Firepower,’ which can be pre-ordered via the link http://smarturl.it/Firepower

Set for release on Friday, March 9th, 2018 via Epic Records - the album is comprised of fourteen tracks of pure and highly inspired metal.  And to mark the occasion Priest has reunited with producer Tom Allom (the man behind the board for all of the band’s releases from 1979-1988, including such stellar classics as ‘Unleashed in the East,’ ‘British Steel,’ ‘Screaming for Vengeance’ and 'Defenders of the Faith') and with Grammy Award-winning producer Andy Sneap also helping to raise the sonic bar even higher.

“Tom Allom has got this classic metal thing,” explains Halford. “And Andy is a bit more of a ‘modern metal producer’ but his thinking is a little bit different to Tom’s. And I think to get this balance between that classic old school metal to what Andy’s world is was just a remarkable coalescence.” “Tom Allom has been with us since 1979, so his knowledge of ourselves and our music in general is immense,” adds Hill. And according to Travis Priest returned back to a recording method that worked incredibly well on the band’s earlier classics - “We went back to the organic way of recording where it’s all of us in a room and we got to play together.” 

The album’s first single, ‘Lightning Strike’ will be available worldwide on Friday, January 5, 2018, and on the same day the song’s music video will be premiered (and can be viewed via
 http://smarturl.it/JPLightningStrikeVid). Full album pre-order and a PledgeMusic pre-order (https://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/judas-priest) will also begin the same day which includes exclusive limited autographed colored vinyl, autographed vinyl test pressings, an exclusive Judas Priest t-shirt and an extremely limited number of Judas Priest autographed guitars.

With the impending arrival of ‘Firepower’ and its ensuing tour (which kicks off on March 13th), THE PRIEST IS BACK!

‘FIREPOWER’ TRACKLISTING:
 1. Firepower
2. Lightning Strike
3. Evil Never Dies
4. Never The Heroes
5. Necromancer
6. Children of the Sun
7. Guardians
8. Rising From Ruins
9. Flame Thrower
10. Spectre
11. Traitors Gate
12. No Surrender
13. Lone Wolf
14. Sea of Red

FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT:
 
judaspriest.com

GALACTIC EMPIRE DROP NEW VIDEO FOR

"DUEL OF THE FATES"

ANNOUNCE WINTER 2018 TOUR


In celebration of today's release of the new Star Wars film The Last Jedi, Galactic Empire have dropped the new music video for "Duel of the Fates." Watch it
here.

The band also announced its Winter 2018 tour plans. It will hit the road with Mac Sabbath on the "I Got a Bad Feeling About This" tour, which runs from February 15 through March 12. All dates are below.
 
GALACTIC EMPIRE ON TOUR:
2/15 — Cleveland, OH  — Beachland Ballroom
2/16 —  Pontiac, MI —  Crofoot Ballroom
2/17 —  Chicago, IL  — Subterranean
2/18 — Minneapolis, MN — First Ave
2/20 —  Denver, CO — Marquis Theater
2/21 —  Salt Lake City, UT — Urban Lounge
2/23 —  Portland, OR — Analog Theater
2/24 —  Seattle, WA —  El Corazon
2/26 — San Francisco, CA —  Slim’s
2/27 —  Los Angeles, CA — The Roxy Theatre***
2/28 —  Phoenix, AZ — The Rebel Lounge***
3/2 —  Austin, TX  — Come and Take It Live
3/3 —  Dallas, TX  — Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
3/4 —  Houston, TX —  Scout Bar
3/6 —  Nashville, TN — Exit/In
3/8 —  Philadelphia, PA — The Foundry
3/9 —  Worcester, MA —  The Palladium
3/10 —  Washington, DC —  Black Cat
3/11 —  Brooklyn, NY —  Brooklyn Bazaar
3/12 —  Pittsburgh, PA — Mr. Smalls
***No Mac Sabbath


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After more than a decade apart, Tracii Guns and Phil Lewis reunited under the L.A. GUNS' banner and in 2017, released arguably the most critically praised album of their catalog, "The Missing Peace". Landing at #12 Top Record Label Independent Current Albums, #17 Top Current Rock Albums, and #47 Top Current Albums on the Billboard charts in the U.S., plus numerous international charts, clearly the most important critics, the fans, agreed with the consensus of how truly great their new studio album is.
 
With a new found energy and the enthusiasm of the then imminent release of "The Missing Peace", L.A. Guns stormed onto the stage in Milan, IT for the 2017 edition of the Frontiers Rock Festival and took absolutely no prisoners, packing the set front to back with stone cold classics and soon to be classics.  This once in a lifetime performance was recorded and will be released on CD, DVD and Blu-Ray formats.  The album, which is aptly named "Made in Milan", will be released March 23rd via Frontiers Music Srl.
 
Pre-order on CD/DVD, Blu-Ray, Vinyl & Digital HERE: 
http://radi.al/MadeInMilan
 
This current incarnation of the band has been touring non-stop and the cohesiveness of the unit, not to mention Phil's stunning and unique vocals and Guns' mind-bending guitar playing, are on full display here. A must hear and listen for all fans of the band, both new and old school!

"'Evil Dead II.' 'Dawn of the Dead.' 'The Godfather: Part 2.' 'The Empire Strikes Back.' All sequels that are better than the original. Add 'KillThrax II' to that list. Back by popular demand, KillThrax is coming at ya again my friends."  -- Scott Ian, Anthrax

What do you do when you've co-headlined one of the hottest metal touring packages of 2017? Well, like any rock band that cares about its fans, you do it again, but you take it to the places that missed out the first time. And that's exactly what metalcore masterminds Killswitch Engage and legendary thrash/metal masters Anthrax are announcing today — "KillThrax II," a 29-city tour of North America presented by SiriusXM that kicks off January 25 in Montreal, Canada and will zig-zag across the continent to wind up in Portland, ME on March 4.  

Confirmed tour dates are below. Go
here for all ticket and purchasing options. 

Havok will serve as the opening act for the entire tour.

Said Anthrax's Frank Bello, "After playing so many amazing shows last year with our friends Killswitch Engage, I'm psyched for round two of KillThrax, and we're adding Havok to the heaviness!!" Added Charlie Benante, "The shows were great, the audiences were great, and we all felt great about the whole thing, so why not do it again?"

"We are looking forward to the next leg of the 'KillThrax' tour," said KsE singer Jesse Leach. "We had a blast on the first one and we enjoyed sharing the stage with the humble legends Anthrax!  There is such a synergy between the two bands and a certain unity that is infectious, so it was a no brainer to put this package back together and hit the road. It's an honor and we are excited for these shows, the fans, and the good times! KillThrax is gearing up for round two, so let's keep the party rolling!"

As with the inaugural KillThrax tour, Killswitch Engage and Anthrax will rotate the show's closing slot on KillThrax II. Fans can also expect a night of high energy, musical ferocity and sheer intensity, and what one reviewer called "an incredible night of live music with heavy hitters that provided hours of escape into metal bliss."  

Confirmed dates for KillThrax II are below.

TOUR DATES:
1/25 — MTelus — Montreal, QC
1/26 — London Music Hall — London, ON
1/27 — Sherman Theater — Stroudsburg, PA
1/28 — The National — Richmond, VA
1/30 — Jannus Live — St. Petersburg, FL
1/31 — The Fillmore Charlotte — Charlotte, NC
2/2 — Eagles Ballroom Club Stage — Milwaukee, WI
2/3 — Egyptian Room at Old National Centre — Indianapolis, IN
2/5 — Marathon Music Works — Nashville, TN
2/6 — Iron City — Birmingham, AL
2/8 — The Pavilion at Concrete Street — Corpus Christi, TX
2/9 — Lonestar Pavilion — Lubbock, TX
2/10 — The Criterion — Oklahoma City, OK
2/11 — El Rey Theater — Albuquerque, NM
2/13 — House of Blues — San Diego, CA
2/14 — House of Blues — Anaheim, CA
2/16 — Revolution Concert House — Boise, ID
2/17 — Knitting Factory Concert House — Spokane, WA
2/19 — The Ranch — Edmonton, AB
2/20 — Bowes Event Center at Revolution Place — Grande Prairie, AB
2/21 — MacEwan Hall — Calgary, AB
2/23 — Burton Cummings Theatre — Winnipeg, MB
2/24 — Skyway Theatre — Minneapolis, MN
2/25 — Anthem at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino — Sioux City, IA
2/27 — The Forge — Joliet, IL
3/1 — Rams Head Live — Baltimore, MD
3/2 — Dome Arena — Henrietta, NY
3/3 — The Palladium — Worcester, MA
3/4 — State Theatre — Portland, ME

ABOUT ANTHRAX:

As part of the band's 35th anniversary year, Anthrax released one of 2016's most-anticipated metal/thrash albums, For All Kings (February 26/Megaforce in North America/Nuclear Blast internationally), that debuted at #1 on Billboard's Hard Rock Chart, and #9 on the Top 200, becoming Anthrax's highest-charting album in more than two decades.  Written by drummer Charlie Benante, bassist Frank Bello and guitarist Scott Ian, the dynamic triumvirate whose unique composition chemistry is, in part, what sets Anthrax's music apart from other bands' in the same genre, combined with Joey Belladonna's breathtaking vocals and the searing guitar leads by newest member Jonathan Donais, it's no wonder the album and the band's live shows have consistently received tremendous reviews.

Over its three-and-a-half-decade career, Anthrax has been a pioneering band with its unique style, sound and heavy brand of thrash metal, and, as Metallica's Kirk Hammett put it, "one can hear their influence on any number of up and coming bands."  Anthrax has sold in excess of 10-million units, received multiple Gold and Platinum certifications, six Grammy nominations and a host of other accolades from the media, industry and fan, including 2016’s inagural “Innovatator Award” presented at the the Epiphone/Revolver Music Awards.  From the race and genre barriers Anthrax helped break down in 1988 when they collaborated with Public Enemy on "Bring The Noise," to becoming a card-carrying member of The Big Four - with Metallica, Slayer and Megadeth - as one of the four bands that defined the speed/thrash metal genre, to being the first metal band to have its music heard on Mars when NASA played "Got The Time" to wake up the Mars Rover, Anthrax continues to break ground and innovate.  

ABOUT KILLSWITCH ENGAGE:


Formed in 1999 out of western Massachusetts, Killswitch Engage are often credited as one of the most influential metal acts in the last 20 years. Twice Grammy-nominated, they've sold over 3 million records worldwide, with The End of Heartache and As Daylight Dies both certified Gold in the U.S. The band has enjoyed multiple Top 10-charting albums, with 2016's Incarnate (March 11/Roadrunner) landing at #6 on the Billboard Top 200, #1 on the Current Rock Albums chart, and debuting at #1 overall in Canada, #5 in Australia, and #10 in both the UK and Germany, a testament to the band's international reach.

 As cofounders of Killswitch Engage, guitarist/backing vocalist Adam Dutkiewicz, guitarist Joel Stroetzel, bassist Mike D’Antonio, and lead vocalist Jesse Leach (who returned four years ago after a decade-long absence) together with longtime drummer Justin Foley continue to make trend-resistant, timeless heavy music that feeds the soul, touches the heart, and strengthens the mind. Spending much of their career on the road, Killswitch Engage have enjoyed premium slots on major U.S. tours, including OzzFest, Warped Tour, Taste of Chaos, Rockstar Energy Mayhem Fest, Music As a Weapon, and Trespass America, as well as countless international festivals around the globe. Having shared the stage with acts ranging from Rise Against to Slayer, the diversity and versatility of their touring is unparalleled. Their songs have been featured on Guitar Hero III, Rock Band, John Madden, the Resident Evil III soundtrack, and as entrance music for WWE wrestling champ CM Punk. The band's compelling history can be seen in their latest release, Beyond the Flames: Home Video Vol II, a treasure trove of gripping content, containing 3.5 hours of footage, including a 75-minute documentary that chronicles the return of original vocalist Leach after nearly a decade away from the band he helped form, as well as tons of live footage from around the globe.

ABOUT SIRIUSXM:


Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI) is the world's largest radio company measured by revenue and has approximately 31 million subscribers. SiriusXM creates and offers commercial-free music; premier sports talk and live events; comedy; news; exclusive talk and entertainment, and a wide-range of Latin music, sports and talk programming. SiriusXM is available in vehicles from every major car company and on smartphones and other connected devices as well as online at siriusxm.com. SiriusXM radios and accessories are available from retailers nationwide and online at SiriusXM. SiriusXM also provides premium traffic, weather, data and information services for subscribers through SiriusXM Traffic™, SiriusXM Travel Link, NavTraffic®, NavWeather™. SiriusXM delivers weather, data and information services to aircraft and boats through SiriusXM Aviation, SiriusXM Marine™, Sirius Marine Weather, XMWX Aviation™, XMWX Weather, and XMWX Marine™. In addition, SiriusXM Music for Business provides commercial-free music to a variety of businesses. SiriusXM holds a minority interest in SiriusXM Canada which has approximately 2.8 million subscribers. SiriusXM is also a leading provider of connected vehicles services, giving customers access to a suite of safety, security, and convenience services including automatic crash notification, stolen vehicle recovery assistance, enhanced roadside assistance and turn-by-turn navigation.


It's been more than a year since the first rumors spread about a new MONSTER MAGNET album and that the band was preparing to enter the studio in Fall 2016. During the band's European Summer tour it finally got confirmed what the fans around the world were so desperately hoping for to be true. Mastermind Dave Wyndorf stated that the long awaited new studio record is going to be (quote) "full-ahead Detroit-style, early 70s, MC5 and Stooges type of rock". Sounded very promising back then! And now we know... he wasn't lying!
 
MONSTER MAGNET puts the pedal to the metal with "MINDFUCKER", their 11th record.   "MINDFUCKER" is different, a step forward and a step back at the same time to the almighty roots of hard rock music, kindled by the unpretentious Proto-punk era. Up tempo, savage in both sound and spirit, "MINDFUCKER" is the real deal! The album has the potential to surprise and to whip up the love for the genre, while still giving the sludgies and stoner freaks exactly what they wish for in a new MONSTER MAGNET album.
 
"MINDFUCKER" will be released on March 23, 2018 and can be pre-ordered right
HERE!
 
"MINDFUCKER is a fuzzed out, headbangin' celebration of hard rock and 21st century paranoia" says Dave. "Ten fuel injected, nitro burning tracks of fiery rock 'n roll and garage psych madness, all done MONSTER MAGNET style. It's also an album that gets right to the point: the world is out of it's fucking mind and I'm livin' it....for better or worse. It's simple, really. In these crazy times I've been wanting to just drive my car at 100 miles per hour and howl, you know what I mean? So I wrote songs I can do that with. And with lyrics that don't deny the times we're living in. Feels good, feels right. Rock is alive, baby!"
 
Watch out for further news and new music from mastermind Dave Wyndorf and MONSTER MAGNET!

WE CAME AS ROMANS DROP "WASTED AGE" VIDEO — WATCH

 COLD LIKE WAR OUT NOW, BAND REMAINS ON TOUR


We Came As Romans have just shared the video for "Wasted Age." Watch it
here.

The track lives the band's fifth album Cold Like War, out now via SharpTone Records.

We Came As Romans remain on the road with I Prevail this fall. They also have a handful of headline dates, as well. All WCAR tour dates are
here.

ICYMI:
The band partnered with Alternative Press to premiere the video for "Foreign Fire," along with an in-depth interview. It was the first deep dive into the band's mindset and process for Cold Like War. Watch + read
here.

We Came As Romans previously released the video for the track "Lost in the Moment." Watch and listen
here

Listen to and watch the video for the title track
here, as well.

PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS, led by the legendary long time MOTÖRHEAD guitarist, have released a brand new single and video for "Welcome To Hell". The track is the second single taken from the band's upcoming debut album, The Age Of Absurdity, out January 26, 2018. Check out the video here: https://youtu.be/QMVXtC3SVPE

The band also announced yesterday an intimate release day performance at YouTube Space London which will be streamed live via the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel. To be in with a chance of joining the band at YouTube Space London for this exclusive show, click
here.

The album is now available for pre-order in various formats (CD, CD + tote bag and signed photo card as well as on black, white/red bi colored and clear vinyl - see images of all products below) at this location: 

http://nblast.de/PCATBSAgeOfAbsurdityNB

The Age Of Absurdity tracklist
01. Ringleader
02. Freak Show
03. Skin And Bones
04. Gypsy Kiss
05. Welcome To Hell
06. Dark Days
07. Dropping The Needle
08. Step Into The Fire
09. Get On Your Knees
10. High Rule
11. Into The Dark
-------------------------
12. Silver Machine (HAWKWIND cover feat. Dave Brock of HAWKWIND)*
*=only to be included on the CD version of the album

PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS - live
Jan 13, 2018 France Toulouse Tattoo Convention
Feb 27, 2018 UK Poole Winter’s End
Feb 27, 2018 Netherlands Haarlem Patronaat
Feb 28, 2018 Netherlands Hengelo Metropool
Mar 01, 2018 Netherlands Uden De Pul
Mar 02, 2018 Belgium Hasselt Muziekodroom
Mar 03, 2018 Denmark Aarhus Voxhall
Mar 05, 2018 Germany Hamburg Logo
Mar 06, 2018 Germany Berlin Bi Nuu
Mar 07, 2018 Germany Frankfurt Das Bett
Mar 08, 2018 Germany Siegburg Kubana
Mar 09, 2018 Germany Mannheim 7er Club
Mar 10, 2018 Germany Munich Strom
Mar 12, 2018 Switzerland Solothurn Kofmehl
Mar 16, 2018 Italy Rome Jailbreak Club
Mar 17, 2018 Italy Pavia Dagda Club
Mar 18, 2018 Italy San Dona (Nr Venice) Revolver Club
Mar 19, 2018 France Paris La Boule Noire !!!NEW!!!
Mar 21, 2018 France Strasbourg La Laiterie !!!NEW!!!
Mar 22, 2018 France Nancy 915 Kaffee Klub Rock !!!NEW!!!
Mar 23, 2018 France Vaureal Le Forum !!!NEW!!!
Mar 24, 2018 France Brest Cabaret Vauban !!!NEW!!!
Mar 25, 2018 France Nantes Le Ferrailleur !!!NEW!!!

Apr 25, 2018 UK Seaton Mad Hatter’s Festival
May 04, 2018 UK Kirriemuir Bonfest
Jun 23, 2018 D Leipzig - Matapaloz
Jul 27, 2018 UK Ebbw Vale - Steelhouse Festival
Jul 27, 2018 IRL Collon Rally of Lúgh LongArm
Aug 29, 2018 Greece Athens Gagarin 205
Aug 31, 2018 Greece Thessaloniki Street Mode Festival
Sep 06, 2018 Hungary Budapest Dürer Kern
Oct 27, 2018 USA Miami, FL - Chris Jericho’s Rock ‘N Wrestling Cruise
Nov 8-11, 2018 UK Camp HRH Hard Rock Hell

ALICE IN CHAINS ANNOUNCE NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINE DATES
TOUR KICKS OFF APRIL 28 IN BOSTON

             KIM WILDE ANNOUNCES HERE COME THE ALIENS
                      ALBUM RELEASING ON MARCH 16, 2018

 
earMUSIC is proud to announce the release of Here Come the Aliens, the first studio album in seven years by pop icon Kim Wilde on March 16, 2018.  

Here Come the Aliens, produced by Ricky Wilde, contains 12 brand new songs and was recorded at RAK Studios in London — the very same recording studios where a number of albums that changed pop and rock music were born and where Wilde began her career back in 1981, recording seminal hits such as "Kids on America," "Chequered Love," and "Cambodia."

The album combines Wilde's pop roots with her love for rock music, presenting great guitar riffs and drum beats.
 
Here Come The Aliens marks a milestone in Wilde's exciting career.

Please go
here for any Kim Wilde tour updates. 
 
ABOUT KIM WILDE:
The multi-award-winning artist – who has sold over 30 million records worldwide – burst onto the music scene in 1981 with the worldwide hit "Kids in America." Wilde followed with some of the most memorable hits of the 80s: "Chequered Love," "Cambodia," "You Keep Me Hangin' On" (#1 USA), "You Came," "Never Trust a Stranger," and "Four Letter Word."
 
Voted Best British Female Singer at the BPI Awards in 1983 (forerunner to the Brits), Wilde supported Michael Jackson during the Bad European tour, playing in front of more than two million people. She also opened the shows of David Bowie across Europe on his 1990 Greatest Hits stadium tour.
 
The '90s saw Wilde continue to remain in the spotlight with the albums like Love Moves and Love Is, which featured the singles "Love Is Holy" and the Bee Gees' classic "If I Can’t Have You."

After a break from music and focus on her family life, Wilde returned on stage in 2001 and appeared on various festivals across Europe and Australia.

Since then, she continues releasing chart albums —Never Say Never (2006), Come Out and Play (2010), Snapshots (2011), Wilde Winter Songbook (2013)— and performing with her band live all across the globe as well as continuing her own, very popular UK radio show on Magic FM.

"MINDFUCKER" track listing:
1. Rocket Freak
2. Soul
3. Mindfucker
4. I'm God
5. Drowning
6. Ejection
7. Want Some
8. Brainwashed
9. All Day Midnight
10. When The Hammer Comes Down
 
MONSTER MAGNET line up:
Dave Wyndorf (vocals, guitar)
Garrett Sweeny (guitar)
Phil Caivano (guitar)
Chris Kosnik (bass)
Bob Pantella (drums)
 
For More Info Visit:
http://zodiaclung.com
https://www.facebook.com/monstermagnet/
https://www.instagram.com/monstermagnetofficial/

Stream /Share PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS' "The Ignorant Point" at THIS LOCATION.
 
Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue is the anticipated new full-length from PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS. In advance of its January 26th, 2018 release, Revolver Magazine is hosting a premiere of "The Ignorant Point."
 
Relays ANSELMO of the crushing tune, "'The Ignorant Point' is a tip of the hat to today's top-notch, morally-sincere, trustworthy news agencies, websites, bloggers etc. that have kept the public in such great spirits with their dedication to truth and honesty. Burp. Keep up the good work, bullshit artists. We've got our collective eyes on you."
 
Hear "The Ignorant Point," courtesy of Revolver Magazine, at
THIS LOCATION.
 
If you missed it, check out first single, "Choosing Mental Illness," initially premiered at Decibel Magazine, at
THIS LOCATION.
 
Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue will see release on CD, vinyl, and digital formats in North America via Housecore Records. The record is being licensed in Europe by Season Of Mist. Physical preorder bundles are currently available via the Housecore Store at
THIS LOCATION. For digital orders, point your browser HERE .
 
PHILIP H. ANSELMO hasn't just paved his own path; he's bulldozed it with his bare hands. His primal, powerful presence led Pantera to Grammy Award nominations, sales of 20 million albums worldwide, legions of diehard fans, and an indisputable heavy metal legacy. Simultaneously, Down carved out a distinct niche with a gold-selling debut and three more critically acclaimed releases. Superjoint made a triumphant return in 2016 and in the midst of everything, ANSELMO joined Scour alongside members of Pig Destroyer and Cattle Decapitation and teamed up with horror icon Bill Moseley for the Bill & Phil project. However, PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS speaks to a certain need for him.
 
Instead of treading the same ground, ANSELMO and his bandmates in THE ILLEGALS, open up another doorway altogether with their 2018 sophomore release, Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue, available through the vocalist's own Housecore Records. It's extreme, abrasive, aggressive, and anthemic. In other words, it's purely ANSELMO.
 
Following up 2013's Walk Through Exits Only, this new body of work hinges on no holds-barred lyrical misanthropy and insurgent instrumental intricacy as it sharpens any and all edges to guillotine precision. "It ain't pretty," ANSELMO exclaims. "It's more straightforward and cohesive to a degree, but it still goes off the rails here and there. We went through it song after song cut and fucking dry. I was in a specific mindset. I wanted to further my endeavors into a genre of music that I adore. As all ten songs blow by, I wanted an unforgiving feel. This is what was on my mind. It's a recorded capsule of time."
 
Following a successful maiden touring cycle for THE ILLEGALS, the frontman hunkered down at his home studio in Louisiana to record what would become Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue in 2014 and 2015. The lineup shifted as Stephen Taylor (Superjoint) transitioned from bass to guitar, Mike DeLeon (Flesh Horder, Being Killed, ex-MOD et al) joined as a guitarist, and Walter Howard (Grieved, Oppressive Force) took over bass duties. Meanwhile, Jose Manuel "Blue" Gonzalez (Superjoint, Warbeast) held down the drums. Through rigorous rehearsals and writing sessions, a framework for the new music took shape as ANSELMO wholeheartedly welcomed the ideas of his cohorts.
 
"Their creative input is fucking fantastic," beams ANSELMO. "This is something that was very different from the first record where I was very staunch. I wanted it to be ugly. I was very firm that I was writing every fucking note. The thought was, 'This is my contribution to ugly music right this second in a heavy metal vein.' That was great at the time. Walk Through Exits Only made its own little statement that I am a free agent and I belong to no single band. This time, I worked closely with everyone. We tried different ideas together. It made the spirit of this thing come alive even more because of the enthusiasm these guys bring. It enhanced the integrity of the project."
 
"Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue is going to get hated. It's going to get loved. Like every record I've ever done, I put zero expectations upon my peers, critics, or the general fucking public," he continues. "If you take one thing away from it, let it be this: Do not bog yourself down to one brand, character, or whatever. Have the guts to spread your wings and fucking flourish. I can promise you this is a beginning. As my music trickles out over the next two years, it's going to be quite the roller coaster ride. This new ILLEGALS is just the tip of the whole fucking avalanche."
 

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The line-up includes:
Phil Campbell | Guitar 
Todd Campbell | Guitar 
Dane Campbell | Drums 
Tyla Campbell | Bass 
Neil Starr | Vocals

L.A. GUNS To Release "Made in Milan" March 23rd via Frontiers Music Srl

"Wild and fierce, the storm is coming
No time for when and how
Did you think it would wait forever?
The time is now!
- Watain "Furor Diabolicus"


WATAIN’s new studio album “TRIDENT WOLF ECLIPSE” will be released on January 5, 2018. Pre-orders start today. The album is available as LP, Standard CD, limited CD Digipak, digitally as well as in a limited deluxe box set of 3000 copies. Check the links below for detailed information on the different formats and their content. The album is also available in a variation of different vinyl colors from selected mail order/retail stores. 

"After 20 years of carving our own path through and out of the world, Trident Wolf Eclipse feels like a worthy point of arrival indeed. One of power and force, shining a new harsh light upon all that has been, those that perished along the way, the life altering struggle and triumphant ecstasy of Watain. Trident Wolf Eclipse is however not about the past, nor the future, it is about here and now, and we sincerely look forward to show you all what that implies. To all those that are as impatient as we are for that day to come; Thank you for your unending support and see you soon." 
- Watain, October 31, the year of our Lord 2017

The “Nuclear Alchemy” single (released as 7” and digitally) is available as of today. Order your copy from CM Distro or the band's own merchandise store Wolf Wear. This release is strictly limited to 2000 copies.

The brand new video for “Nuclear Alchemy” can been viewed here:
https://youtu.be/qGPYb2y_PDA.

Pre-order “TRIDENT WOLF ECLIPSE” here:
Century Media mail order and others:

http://smarturl.it/TRIDENTWOLFECLIPSE
The Official Watain merchandise store:
www.wolfwear.net 

Swedish melodic death metal pioneers AT THE GATES have begun recording their upcoming studio album with producer Russ Russell (Napalm Death, The Haunted, Dimmu Borgir) at Parlour Studios in the UK, which follows up 2014’s acclaimed comeback release “At War With Reality”.

Frontman Tomas checked in with the following comment:
"We are finally hitting the studio and are super excited about this! The songs have been worked on in such detail for the last 7 months and we can´t wait to put them down to tape. Russ Russell was actually the runner up for mixing “At War With Reality”, and we really wanted to work with him on this one. He has what we are looking for when it comes to sheer loud, blunt heaviness. This is going to be a darker, richer and more raging album than the last one. It has so much more real ATG emotions on display, and I would say, it has the same approach lyrically as the feeling of “The Red In The Sky Is Ours”. More of a RED album, than a BLUE one. Can´t wait for people to hear it!" 

Check out a look inside the studio, featuring AT THE GATES drummer Adrian Erlandsson doing a drum set-up run-down for the recordings here:
https://youtu.be/doYGJbmXTDM

AT THE GATES have also announced their next live shows for 2018 including a trek to the U.S for Decibel's Metal & Beer Festival in Philadelphia, PA! Dates are as follows:
3/4          Tilburg, NL – Netherlands Deathfest
3/31        Philadelphia,PA – Decibel Metal & beer Fest
6/21        Halden, NO – Tons Of Rock Festival
7/13-15  Gävle, CH – Gefle Metal Fest
7/27-28  Essen, DE – Nord Open Air
8/8-11    Jaromer, CZ – Brutal Assault Festival

AT THE GATES’ latest album, “At War With Reality”, which came out in late 2014 via Century Media Records, marked a first new studio album effort in 19 years for AT THE GATES and managed to enter the charts in several countries upon release, including the following positions: Sweden: # 3, Germany: # 25, USA: # 53, Finland: # 15, Austria: # 39, Switzerland: # 51, UK: #132, UK Rock Charts: # 13, France: # 119 or also Japan Oricon International: # 17.

Feel free to to re-visit the various video clips produced for “At War With Reality”:
“Death And The Labyrinth”:
http://youtu.be/hzjshF0TFm8 
“Heroes And Tombs”:
http://youtu.be/ctXRhv90Gz8 
“The Book Of Sand (The Abomination)”:

https://youtu.be/I6cMVf1cXPU
“The Night Eternal”:
https://youtu.be/po0idn8POlg
“The Circular Ruins”:
https://youtu.be/SHC_ScJi1ew

“At War With Reality” is available from Century Media's web store here: 
https://www.indiemerchstore.com/item/43296

Further updates on the upcoming album will be revealed soon!

AT THE GATES line-up:
(From left to right on above photo)
Adrian Erlandsson – Drums
Jonas Björler – Bass
Tomas Lindberg – Vocals 
Jonas Stålhammar – Guitar
Martin Larsson – Guitar

AT THE GATES online:
http://www.atthegates.se 
https://www.facebook.com/AtTheGatesOfficial
https://twitter.com/AtthegatesGBG
http://www.youtube.com/atthegatesofficial

AT THE GATES Begin Recording New Album, Announce Live Shows for 2018

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David Ellefson of Megadeth, via his label EMP LABEL GROUP, has announced the relaunch of COMBAT RECORDS, the seminal Punk/Thrash label that started Megadeth’s career.

Most will remember Combat Records as one of the seminal thrash labels of the 1980s, their most prominent artist being, of course, Megadeth. Combat was also home to Helstar, Circle Jerks, Exodus, Nuclear Assault, and many of the most influential Metal and Punk bands of all time.

After a handful of ownership changes and attempted reboots, COMBAT went dormant in the mid-2000s, the catalog got absorbed by SONY, and the label itself ceased to exist. In 2016, David Ellefson, with his partner Thom Hazaert from EMP Label Group, did the due diligence to research and acquire the intellectual property for the COMBAT RECORDS brand, and bring it home to the EMP family.

With the utmost respect to the legacy of the past, COMBAT will relaunch in 2018 as an imprint of EMP LABEL GROUP, releasing not only new releases from classic Thrash and Metal artists, but as a home for new and up and coming artists as well. The first tentative COMBAT releases in 2018 will be the North American release of the upcoming studio album from legendary NWOBHM titans RAVEN, a limited edition classic B-sides release from HELSTAR, (both original COMBAT artists) and new releases from CT Hardcore/Metal staples Dead By Wednesday and 80’s progressive thrash favorites WRATH.

Says Ellefson, “Today is a really exciting day, as after over a year, it was finally announced the we will be relaunching the legendary Combat Records as a new label through EMP Label Group. So excited and honored to be able to revive such an iconic brand that was so instrumental to my history. Even though we signed to Capitol after Killing is my Business, Combat's logo was on all the MEGADETH releases through Countdown To Extinction, and it truly was/is one of the most iconic Metal labels of all time, even being home to some of the other artists who would end up on the EMP roster, like Helstar. The same independent spirit that drove COMBAT in those early days, is truly the same spirit that drives what we do with EMP, and we are honored to launch another amazing conduit to support new and established Metal artists, with great respect to the legacy of the past.

And to clarify, we do not own any rights to the COMBAT back catalog. That is owned, and controlled by SONY, and they have done a great job of curating it through other imprints. COMBAT RECORDS will solely focus on NEW releases under the COMBAT banner. As always, thank you for your support, and stay tuned for more details!”

COMBAT will be distributed through EMP LABEL GROUP, via AMPED DISTRIBUTION in North America, and SPV in Europe

Release New Video For "Welcome To Hell"
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Today sees the release of AVENGED SEVENFOLD LIVE AT THE GRAMMY MUSEUM® (Capitol), a special acoustic album recorded during the band’s recent sold-out event at the famed GRAMMY Museum® in downtown Los Angeles. Listen to the full set HERE and click HERE to see the band’s GRAMMY Museum® performance of “Roman Sky,” directed by Rafa Alcantara (www.twentyfourcore.com).

Produced by Joe Barresi (Queens of the Stone Age, Tool, Nine Inch Nails) and the band, the digital-only release features unique renditions of new songs and classic tracks captured during the first-ever acoustic performance by GRAMMY® nominees Avenged Sevenfold. A portion of the album’s proceeds will benefit the education initiatives of the GRAMMY Museum®, which seek to inspire youth to the enduring qualities and cultural significance of music.

Presented as “An Evening with Avenged Sevenfold,” the October 19th event was held at the Museum’s Clive Davis Theater and featured an intimate conversation about the band’s career and new music, moderated by Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic Mikael Wood. The interview followed a stunning acoustic performance from the band (backed by a string section) and saw the quintet (vocalist M. Shadows, guitarists Synyster Gates and Zacky Vengeance, bassist Johnny Christ and drummer Brooks Wackerman) discussing their latest release, The Stage. Last week, Avenged Sevenfold received a GRAMMY® nomination (their first ever) for “Best Rock Song” for that album’s title track, “
The Stage.”

The track listing for AVENGED SEVENFOLD LIVE AT THE GRAMMY MUSEUM® is:

1) Opening (Live at the GRAMMY Museum®)
2) Introduction to “As Tears Go By” (Live at the GRAMMY Museum®)
3) “As Tears Go By” (Live at the GRAMMY Museum®)
4) Introduction to “Hail To The King” (Live at the GRAMMY Museum®)
5) “Hail To The King” (Live at the GRAMMY Museum®)
6) Introduction to “Roman Sky” (Live at the GRAMMY Museum®)
7) “Roman Sky” (Live at the GRAMMY Museum®)
8) Introduction to “Exist” (Live at the GRAMMY Museum®)
9) “Exist” (Live at the GRAMMY Museum®)
10) Introduction to “So Far Away” (Live at the GRAMMY Museum®)
11) “So Far Away” (Live at the GRAMMY Museum®)

 On January 12, Avenged Sevenfold will launch their North American headlining tour at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. For a complete list of tour dates, click
HERE.

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Dates are as follows:
April 28 – Boston, MA - House of Blues
April 30 – Syracuse, NY - Landmark Theatre
May 1 – Toronto, ON - Massey Hall
May 3 – Washington DC – Anthem
May 4 – Charlotte, NC – Carolina Rebellion
May 7 – New York, NY - Hammerstein Ballroom
May 10 – Atlanta, GA – Coca-Cola Roxy
May 13 – Somerset, WI - Northern Invasion
May 15 – Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre
May 16 – South Bend, IN - Morris Performing Arts Center
May 18 – Columbus, OH – Rock on the Range
May 19 – Philadelphia, PA - WMMR BBQ

Over the course of their remarkable career, ALICE IN CHAINS has garnered multiple Grammy nominations, sold more than 20 million albums worldwide and amassed a diehard international fanbase whose members number in the millions.

They remain one of the most successful and influential American rock bands of all time.

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Machine Head's crushing yet cinematic new video for the title track to their upcoming album Catharsis, out January 26, has it all.
 
Watch it
here.
 
Butoh dance is literally and figuratively the dance of death and pain.
 
Born from Hiroshima/Nagasaki post-World-War-II-era Japan, the dance was created around the radioactive wasteland left behind in the wake of the nuclear bomb being dropped. Dancers would paint themselves in ash and take on a gaunt, deathly look. Facial expressions are agonizing and the body language is often deformed and contorted, expressing the pain and suffering that was a direct result of atomic warfare.
 
Frontman Robb Flynn explains, "'Catharsis' was a tricky concept to translate to a visual. How do you express somebody's catharsis? Frasier, the director, brought up the Butoh dance concept and it tied in so well into the idea of what catharsis could be. And when the Butoh dancers began performing for the video, we were blown away. Their expressions were so pained, almost horrifying, and yet very sad; it was extremely moving."
 
The other side of Machine Head's "Catharsis" video recounts the experiences of mental asylum patients. Oftentimes, in the '50s and '60s, people went through traumatic and regrettable experiences, and those vivid photos still linger today.
 
Flynn continues, "On a personal level, I related to this aspect. My uncle Jimmy lived with us for years while growing up. He had experienced some pretty severe drug testing when he was younger and didn't come out of it very well. For the rest of his life, he would do things like not eat for seven days straight and talk to Jesus all day. It was a trip to grow up with that at home. So, we took these disparate elements and turned them into a very cinematic and psychedelic visual to express that."
 
Furthermore, Flynn said, "We love making videos now. There used to be a bunch of rules and around what you could and couldn't do in a music video. Most of it was a boring performance, with us 'pretending' to play and sing the song. Now, it's like making a crazy, whacked-out movie. You can get weird and strange and have a blast. We are super proud of how well this video tuned out!"

The band also released a "making of" feature from the video shoot, taking fans inside the creative process. The behind-the-scenes footage is viewable
here

Catharsis is available for pre-order
here.

The band also announced the first dates of its world tour in support of Catharsis. All confirmed dates are below.

ICYMI:
Watch the live version of "Now We Die"
here. The song appears on the CD/DVD Digipak edition of Catharsis, which contains a full, 21-song live concert filmed at The Regency Ballroom in San Francisco in 2015.

Listen to the album track "
Beyond the Pale." Enter the "Beyond The Pale" fan music video contest here.

CATHARSIS TRACK LISTING:
1. Volatile
2. Catharsis
3. Beyond the Pale
4. California Bleeding
5. Triple Beam 
6. Kaleidoscope
7. Bastards
8. Hope Begets Hope
9. Screaming At the Sun
10. Behind a Mask
11. Heavy Lies the Crown
12. Psychotic
13. Grind You Down
14. Razorblade Smile
15. Eulogy
 
Tour dates, tickets, and VIP packages are available
here.

MACHINE HEAD ON TOUR:
1/25 — Phoenix, AZ —  Nile Theater
1/27 — Albuquerque, NM —  Sunshine Theater
1/29 — San Antonio, TX —  Aztec Theater
1/30 — Dallas, TX —  Gas Monkey Live!
1/31 — Houston,TX —  HOB
2/2 — Birmingham, AL —  Saturn
2/3 —Pensacola, FL —  Vinyl MH
2/5 — Orlando, FL —  Plaza Live
2/6 — Atlanta, GA —  Centerstage
2/8 — Philadelphia, PA —  Theatre of Living Arts
2/9 — New York, NY —  Playstation
2/10 — Boston, MA —  Paradise Rock Club
2/11 — Montreal, QC —  Club Soda
2/13 — Toronto, ON —  Danforth MH
2/14 — Buffalo, NY —  Town Ballroom
2/15 — Pittsburgh, PA —  Stage AE
2/16 — Cleveland, OH —  Agora
2/17 — Detroit, MI —  Majestic
2/20 — Des Moines, IA —  Woolys
2/21 — Madison, WI —  Majestic
2/22 — Minneapolis, MN —  First Avenue
2/23 — Chicago, IL —  Concord MH
2/24 — Saint Louis, MO —  Pops
2/27 — Denver, CO —  Summit MH
3/1 — Las Vegas, NV —  HOB
3/2 — Los Angeles, CA —  Fonda
3/3 — Oakland, CA —  The Fox Theater
3/5 — Portland, OR —  Roseland
3/6 — Vancouver, BC —  Commodore
3/7 — Seattle, WA —  Showbox Market

WATAIN Launch Pre-order For New Album "Trident Wolf Eclipse"; Debut Video For New Single,"Nuclear Alchemy"

                     RFL RECORDS ANNOUNCES NEW SIGNINGS,

                                             SEEKS NEW TALENT


It’s been a while since a new record label specializing in rock and metal truly left its mark on the music scene. But the newly-launched RFL Records is off to a very strong start. Based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and founded by Jon Marchewka, RFL Records was established in July 2016, and created under a father company, Rock in the FastLane. The labels first signings include Silk9, Black Knots, Hydrogyn, and Perfect Strangers (the latter of which features Ronny Munroe of Metal Church and Trans-Siberian Orchestra).


“We saw so many artists that have greatness in them that were not being heard, so we decided to use our platform to get them heard,” explains Marchewka. “I am extremely passionate about music and saw a HUGE need for the ‘people’ aspect to be brought into the business. RFL Records and our artists are not 2 separate entities, but a family of artist and label.” 
“I never promise any artist mega success or unrealistic stardom, I don’t believe in false promises - I believe that if an artist can just be an artist, write great music and work hard, then a record label can power that music to the ears of the listeners with that same effort. It’s easy for me because I am first and foremost a fan. RFL is my legacy, and our bands are my passion.”  


And so far, RFL Records’ signees have massive praise for Marchewka and his label. “RFL comes from the heart,” says Hydrogyn’s Jeff Westlake.” The label and Jon’s goal is to bring back the passion for great music inside his chosen genre. It’s about developing and growing artists for the masses, and Jon is driven to do just that, which is why I support and back him in his goals.” 


SiLK9’s Anthony Leone voices similar praise - “When I decided to shop labels and met with Jon Marchewka at RFL records, it didn’t take me long to realize that this was where I needed to be. I wanted the professionalism and support of someone that wanted us to succeed. When Jon tells you he is going to get something done, he keeps his word. Even though the days of handshakes are over, I fully trust Jon with all the decisions that make SiLK9 the best it can be.”


Duke Jackson of Perfect Strangers adds, “It was a no brainer when researching record labels for our new Tribute Project - Jon Marchewka and RFL Records was the only choice for us! RFL Records is an artist friendly record company and works closely with all of the artists to ensure great quality product!”
And Ronny Munroe from Perfect Strangers is proud to be a part of the label. “I met Jon from RFL records through Duke Jackson, and after talking with Jon, I found him to be a breath of fresh air in this crazy business of music. He is upfront and honest, and definitely cares about the artists on his roster. I have a good feeling about our endeavor together and what he is going to do for and with Perfect Strangers. All of us in the band are very excited for the future with Jon and RFL Records.” 


RFL Records is also looking for strong hard rock and metal acts to build the lineup. If you believe that your band's got what it takes, send us a link to your music, social media sites, band pages and any information that tells us about your band directly to Marchewka, via 
jon@rockinthefastlane.com


“Our goal is to give our artists the opportunity to be a part of something and to get their music heard. RFL is a family built on a passion for hard rock/metal music and backed by a production staff, with a Billboard charting producer and musician, plus years of promotional experience on the local and national level.” And with their signings thus far, it certainly sounds like RFL is on track to introduce top talent to the masses. 


Please visit the following website to purchase RFL releases:  
http://toppresskits.com/artists/rflrecords/


FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT:
rflrecords.com
facebook.com/silk9rises
facebook.com/theblackknots
facebook.com/hydrogyn
rflrecords.com/perfect-strangers

ANTHRAX AND KILLSWITCH ENGAGE TO MOUNT EPIC SEQUEL WITH "KILLTHRAX II"

SiriusXM Will Present All Dates

OZZY OSBOURNE
TO CELEBRATE
FIVE DECADES OF PERFORMING
WITH FAREWELL WORLD TOUR
THAT WILL LAST INTO 2020
THESE SHOWS WILL MARK THE FINAL
GLOBAL TOUR FOR THE ROCK ICON
DATES KICK OFF MAY 2018 IN MEXICO

Pennsylvania alt-metal outfit Era of Discord have inked an Artist Development Deal with Swimming With Sharks Entertainment, subsequently being added to the Zombie Shark Records roster. The band takes influence from groups such as Parkway Drive, Pantera, Slipknot, Mudvayne, Killswitch Engage, Bloodbath, Cannibal Corpse and Lamb of God, among others.

In 2017, Era of Discord released their debut album titled 'Terra Imperium', which can best be described as a mix between nu metal and groove metal. The album has been included in NuMetal.net's Top Albums of 2017.

Era of Discord is a four-piece metal band from Feasterville-Trevose, PA. Since the bands inception in 2014, they have shared the stage with a variety of acts including Fit For An Autopsy, Lorna Shore, Fire From the Gods, Motograter, 36 Crazyfists, and more. The band plans to tour in support of their latest release.

Era of Discord wishes to give insight to the issues that not only threaten our way of life but our existence as people; this message is exemplified through their energetic and gripping live performance which encapsulates a variety of theatrics. Whether you are a fan of metal, or just a live concert goer, Era of Discord will not disappoint.

'Terra Imperium' is available for streaming everywhere digital music is sold, including:

Spotify

https://open.spotify.com/artist/55Fqy3vbvQINBqReunQbvJ
Apple 

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/terra-imperium/id1222177993
Amazon 

http://a.co/3l9Isus
Soundcloud

https://soundcloud.com/eraofdiscord/sets/terra-imperium
Bandcamp

https://eraofdiscord.bandcamp.com/album/terra-imperium

Era of Discord is:
Derek "Carnage, The Opposer" Miller (Lead Vocals)
Jimmy "The Law" Merk (Guitars)
Jim "Juggernaut, The Warchild" Goren (Bass Guitar and Vocals)
​Eric "The Machine" Parker (Drums and Vocals)

Links:
https://www.eraofdiscord.com/
https://www.facebook.com/eraofdiscord

“TRIDENT WOLF ECLIPSE” tracklist:
1. Nuclear Alchemy (3:10)
2. Sacred Damnation (4:41)
3. Teufelsreich (4:26)
4. Furor Diabolicus (4:43)
5. A Throne Below (4:09)
6. Ultra (Pandemoniac) (4:01)
7. Towards The Sanctuary (4:54)
8. The Fire Of Power (4:42)


WATAIN line-up
E. Danielsson – Curse and Doom
P. Forsberg – Darkness
H. Jonsson – Chains


with Set Teitan and A. Lillo


WATAIN Album release tour
05.01. Stockholm (SE) - SOLD OUT
10.01. Berlin (DE)
11.01. London (GB)
12.01. Tilburg (NL)
13.01. Paris (FR)


WATAIN online
www.templeofwatain.com/
www.facebook.com/watainofficial/
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ALICE IN CHAINS has announced the first run of must-see shows for 2018 – a North American headline tour that kicks off April 28th at the House of Blues in Boston. Dates are listed below and ticket info can be found HERE.

AVENGED SEVENFOLD RELEASE SPECIAL ACOUSTIC ALBUM RECORDED LIVE AT GRAMMY MUSEUM® - OUT NOW!

‘AVENGED SEVENFOLD LIVE AT THE GRAMMY MUSEUM®’ FEATURES BAND’S FIRST-EVER ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCE

BAND DONATING PORTION OF PROCEEDS TO GRAMMY MUSEUM® EDUCATION INITIATIVES

             MACHINE HEAD RELEASE NEW SONG "BASTARDS"

                              REVOLVER PREMIERES EXCLUSIVE

                                               "POETRY SLAM"                   

                         VERSION OF THE ELECTRIFYING TRACK
 
                     NEW ALBUM CATHARSIS OUT JANUARY 26
 
                                  BAND TOURING THIS WINTER
 

Machine Head have shared the brand new track "
Bastards" from their ninth studio album, Catharsis, out January 26 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The song was written the day after the most recent presidential election and was inspired by a conversation frontman Robb Flynn had with his sons.

Revolver world-premiered an exclusive "poetry slam" version of the song, where Flynn delivers the powerful lyrics in haunting, spoken word fashion.

Watch the poetry slam version of "Bastards"
here.

Catharsis is available for pre-order
here.

Machine Head will also embark on the first leg of dates for its world tour in support of Catharsis this winter. Confirmed dates are below. Tour dates, tickets, and VIP packages are available
here.

Fans are also being encouraged to submit their Machine Head memories, photos, + videos
here.

ICYMI:
The band recently shared the 
crushing yet cinematic new video for the title track, along with a behind-the-scenes, "making of" feature from the "Catharsis" video shoot, which takes fans inside the creative process.

Watch the live version of "
Now We Die," also from the Digipak edition.

Listen to the album track "
Beyond the Pale."

The digipak version of Catharsis features a full, 21-song live concert filmed at The Regency Ballroom in San Francisco in 2015. Watch the punishing live video for "Ten Ton Hammer," a set list staple that lives on 1997's classic The More Things Change... album and culled from the that edition,
here.

CATHARSIS TRACK LISTING:
1. Volatile
2. Catharsis
3. Beyond the Pale
4. California Bleeding
5. Triple Beam 
6. Kaleidoscope
7. Bastards
8. Hope Begets Hope
9. Screaming At the Sun
10. Behind a Mask
11. Heavy Lies the Crown
12. Psychotic
13. Grind You Down
14. Razorblade Smile
15. Eulogy 
 
BONUS CD/DVD DIGIPAK TRACK LISTING:
1. Imperium
2. Beautiful Mourning
3. Now We Die
4. Bite The Bullet
5. Locust
6. From This Day
7. Ten Ton Hammer
8. This Is The End
9. Beneath The Silt
10. The Blood, The Sweat, The Tears
11. Darkness Within
12. Bulldozer
13. Killers & Kings
14. Davidian
15. Descend The Shades Of Night
16. Now I Lay Thee Down
17. Take My Scars
18. Aesthetics Of Hate
19. Game Over
20. Old
21. Halo

MACHINE HEAD ON TOUR:
1/25 — Phoenix, AZ —  Nile Theater
1/27 — Albuquerque, NM —  Sunshine Theater
1/29 — San Antonio, TX —  Aztec Theater
1/30 — Dallas, TX —  Gas Monkey Live!
1/31 — Houston,TX —  HOB
2/2 — Birmingham, AL —  Saturn
2/3 —Pensacola, FL —  Vinyl MH
2/5 — Orlando, FL —  Plaza Live
2/6 — Atlanta, GA —  Centerstage
2/8 — Philadelphia, PA —  Theatre of Living Arts
2/9 — New York, NY —  Playstation
2/10 — Boston, MA —  Paradise Rock Club
2/11 — Montreal, QC —  Club Soda
2/13 — Toronto, ON —  Danforth MH
2/14 — Buffalo, NY —  Town Ballroom
2/15 — Pittsburgh, PA —  Stage AE
2/16 — Cleveland, OH —  Agora
2/17 — Detroit, MI —  Majestic
2/20 — Des Moines, IA —  Woolys
2/21 — Madison, WI —  Majestic
2/22 — Minneapolis, MN —  First Avenue
2/23 — Chicago, IL —  Concord MH
2/24 — Saint Louis, MO —  Pops
2/27 — Denver, CO —  Summit MH
3/1 — Las Vegas, NV —  HOB
3/2 — Los Angeles, CA —  Fonda
3/3 — Oakland, CA —  The Fox Theater
3/5 — Portland, OR —  Roseland
3/6 — Vancouver, BC —  Commodore
3/7 — Seattle, WA —  Showbox Market

Track Listing:
 
CD:
1. No Mercy
2. Electric Gypsy
3. Killing Machine
4. Bow Solo/Over The Edge
5. Sex Action
6. Speed
7. One More Reason
8. Kiss My Love Goodbye
9. Don't Look At Me That Way
10. Malaria
11. Never Enough
12. Jelly Jam
13. The Ballad Of Jayne
14. Rip And Tear
 
DVD/Blu-Ray:
1. No Mercy
2. Electric Gypsy
3. Killing Machine
4. Bow Solo/Over The Edge
5. The Bitch Is Back
6. Sex Action
7. Speed
8. One More Reason
9. Kiss My Love Goodbye
10. Don't Look At Me That Way
11. Malaria
12. Never Enough
13. Jelly Jam
14. The Ballad Of Jayne
15. Rip And Tear
 
BAND MEMBERS:
Phil Lewis - Vocals                       Tracii Guns - Guitars
Johnny Martin - Bass                  Michael Grant - Guitar
                         Shane Fitzgibbon - Drums

http://www.lagunsmusic.com
https://www.facebook.com/LAGunsOfficial
https://twitter.com/laguns
https://www.instagram.com/laguns/

PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS, led by the legendary long time MOTÖRHEAD guitarist, have released the second webisode for their upcoming debut album, The Age Of Absurdity. Get to know more about the album's title, artwork and concept: https://youtu.be/IQjnpA42Rm4

The band will also appear at Matapaloz Festival 2018 on June 23, taking place at Leipziger Messe, Germany.

The album is now available for pre-order in various formats (CD, CD + tote bag and signed photo card as well as on black, white/red bi colored and clear vinyl - see images of all products below) at this location:

 http://nblast.de/PCATBSAgeOfAbsurdityNB

The first single off the album, "Ringleader" can now be purchased as an instant grat track or streamed here:
http://nblast.de/PCATBSRingleader

The Age Of Absurdity was recorded at Rockfield Studios and Longwave Studios in Wales and produced, engineered and mixed by Romesh Dodangoda and mastered at legendary Abbey Road Studios in London.

The Age Of Absurdity will feature 11 tracks + 1 bonus track (see tracklist below) and will be released on January 26, 2018 via Nuclear Blast.

The fitting cover art was created by Matt Riste and can be viewed below this message.

The Age Of Absurdity tracklist
01. Ringleader
02. Freak Show
03. Skin And Bones
04. Gypsy Kiss
05. Welcome To Hell
06. Dark Days
07. Dropping The Needle
08. Step Into The Fire
09. Get On Your Knees
10. High Rule
11. Into The Dark
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12. Silver Machine

(HAWKWIND cover feat. Dave Brock of HAWKWIND)*
*=only to be included on the CD version of the album

PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS - live
Feb 27, 2018 Netherlands Haarlem Patronaat
Feb 28, 2018 Netherlands Hengelo Metropool
Mar 01, 2018 Netherlands Uden De Pul
Mar 02, 2018 Belgium Hasselt Muziekodroom
Mar 03, 2018 Denmark Aarhus Voxhall
Mar 05, 2018 Germany Hamburg Logo
Mar 06, 2018 Germany Berlin Bi Nuu
Mar 07, 2018 Germany Frankfurt Das Bett
Mar 08, 2018 Germany Siegburg Kubana
Mar 09, 2018 Germany Mannheim 7er Club
Mar 10, 2018 Germany Munich Strom
Mar 12, 2018 Switzerland Solothurn Kofmehl
Mar 16, 2018 Italy Rome Jailbreak Club
Mar 17, 2018 Italy Pavia Dagda Club
Mar 18, 2018 Italy San Dona (Nr Venice) Revolver Club
Mar 19, 2018 France Paris La Boule Noire !!!NEW!!!
Mar 21, 2018 France Strasbourg La Laiterie !!!NEW!!!
Mar 22, 2018 France Nancy 915 Kaffee Klub Rock !!!NEW!!!
Mar 23, 2018 France Vaureal Le Forum !!!NEW!!!
Mar 24, 2018 France Brest Cabaret Vauban !!!NEW!!!
Mar 25, 2018 France Nantes Le Ferrailleur !!!NEW!!!

The band will also appear at Matapaloz Festival 2018 on June 23, taking place at Leipziger Messe, Germany.


MONSTER MAGNET - Announce New Album "MINDFU*KER" Coming Spring 2018 via Napalm Records

More info on PCATBS:
Phil Campbell was the lead guitarist in MOTÖRHEAD for 32 years. He has toured the world, sold millions of albums and headlined the biggest festivals. Phil has a passion for music and it is this passion that has led to the formation of PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS.

The band is unique as it features Phil's 3 sons on drums, bass and guitar. The band is completed by Vocalist Neil Starr.
 
The line-up includes:
Phil Campbell | Guitar 
Todd Campbell | Guitar 
Dane Campbell | Drums 
Tyla Campbell | Bass 
Neil Starr | Vocals



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A PERFECT CIRCLE WELCOME 2018 WITH NEW SONG “DISILLUSIONED”

http://smarturl.it/DisillusionedYT

LIMITED EDITION “THE DOOMED/DISILLUSIONED”
10-INCH SINGLE AVAILABLE MARCH 9 ​​​​​​​

A Perfect Circle has confirmed a trio of U.S. festival performances for this Spring: Las Rageous, Northern Invasion and Rock on the Range which will be followed by the band’s first European tour in close to fifteen years (dates below).

Purchase or listen to “Disillusioned” at this link:
http://smarturl.it/Disillusioned


Purchase or listen to “The Doomed” at this link:
http://smarturl.it/TheDoomed

Pre-Order the 10-inch at this link:
http://smarturl.it/APC10

Tour dates:
April 20 Las Vegas, NV Las Rageous
May 12 Somerset, WI Northern Invasion
May 18 Columbus, OH Rock on the Range
June 1 Nürburgring, Germany Rock Am Ring
June 2 Nuremberg, Germany Rock Im Park
June 5 Stockholm, Sweden Fryshuset
June 6 Oslo, Norway Spektrum
June 8 Aarhus, Denmark Northridge Festival
June 9 Helsinki, Finland Sideways Festival
June 12 Manchester, UK O2 Apollo Manchester SOLD OUT
June 13 London, UK O2 Academy Brixton SOLD OUT
June 14 London, UK O2 Academy Brixton SOLD OUT
June 17 Berlin, Germany Zitadelle
June 20 Zurich, Switzerland Halle 622
June 23 Esch-Sur-Aizette, Luxembourg
June 26 Paris, France Olympia SOLD OUT
June 28 Madrid, Spain Download Festival Madrid
June 29 Barcelona, Spain Be Prog! My Friend Festival
July 1 Verona, Italy Rock The Castle

The band’s current line-up is Maynard James Keenan (Tool, Puscifer), Billy Howerdel (Ashes Divide), James Iha (Tinted Windows, ex-Smashing Pumpkins), Jeff Friedl (Puscifer, The Beta Machine) and Matt McJunkins (Eagles of Death Metal, The Beta Machine).

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EMP LABEL GROUP has announced the formation of EMP OUTLAW, a Southern Rock/Outlaw Country Imprint, set to reissue METAL COWBOY, the 2014 independent release from legendary Steeler/Keel vocalist Ron Keel, in stores 3/2/18. 2018 will also see the studio debut from Ron Keel Band, the highly anticipated follow up to METAL COWBOY, entitled FIGHT LIKE A BAND.

After a storied career that began as lead vocalist for Steeler, which would also go on to include guitar virtuoso Yngwie Malmsteen, and selling millions of records under his eponymous KEEL with classic albums THE RIGHT TO ROCK and THE FINAL FRONTIER (both Produced by KISS’ Gene Simmons), Keel veered off into brave new territory with the decidedly Southern Rock/Outlaw Country feel of METAL COWBOY.

METAL COWBOY RELOADED features remixed and remastered versions of the tracks from the original independent release, featuring a star studded lineup of guest musicians including Frank Hannon (Tesla), Mike Vanderhule (Y&T), Paul Shortino (Rough Cutt/Quiet Riot), Travis Toy (Rascal Flatts) and more, including fan favorite tracks “Just Like Tennessee” and “What Would Skynyrd Do?”, plus the bonus track "Rock N Roll Hell" featuring Troy Lucketta (Tesla) on drums and Jeff Labar/Eric Brittingham from Cinderella on guitar and bass.

Originally released in 2014, METAL COWBOY was a bold new direction for Keel, pulling strongly from the playbook of Country and Southern Rock, while maintaining the powerful Rock edge and unmistakable powerhouse vocals Keel is known for. While Keel had some success in Country and Southern Rock after the dissolution of KEEL (who reunited in 2008), METAL COWBOY definitively established Keel’s musical identity, although its genesis had far deeper roots.

“We (KEEL) recorded a version of ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll Outlaw’ for Penelope Spheeris for the DUDES Movie Soundtrack that also features Megadeth, W.A.S.P., Steve Vai, and Jane’s Addiction. It ended up being a great cult film and I’d love it even if I wasn’t in it. That really was the genesis of the Metal Cowboy – ‘Outlaw’ became my signature song, and ended up featured in the movie twice!”

After releasing METAL COWBOY and relocating to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Keel would go on to form RON KEEL BAND, with a new powerhouse band featuring the best players the Midwest has to offer. While sticking to the earthy Southern charms of METAL COWBOY, RKB showcases a new, rich musical fabric for Keel and his bandmates.

“I knew EMP was the perfect home for this project,” Ron says. “Knowing David (Ellefson) personally, their diverse artist roster, and the quality of their products and business model told me all I needed to know.”

Regarding the direction of the new project, Keel sees this RKB release as the first in a series. “I want each album to contain new original music, covers of some classics that I love, and brand-new versions of songs from throughout my career.” Already in the can: a medley of the KEEL hits “The Right To Rock,” “Because The Night,” “Tears Of Fire,” and “Somebody’s Waiting.”

Says EMP LABEL GROUP’s Thom Hazaert, “When someone like Ron Keel comes to you and says he wants to be on your label, it pretty much just happens, and that’s pretty much verbatim how it happened. One day me and David got an email from Ron saying he was a fan of EMP and he wanted to be on the label. So we created a label just FOR him. Bottom line, Ron is one of the most talented Rock vocalists of our generation, and a true gentleman outlaw, and we are honored to have him as part of the EMP family.”

PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS: Revolver Premieres "The Ignorant Point;" Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue Preorders Available

   David Duchovny To Release Sophomore Album:
                  Every Third Thought Feb. 9th

 

David Duchovny will release his second album Every Third Thought on February 9th via King Baby/GMG. This is the follow up to 2015's Hell or Highwater that Rolling Stone called "a likable, lyrically tart, vaguely Wilco-ish debut album."  Every Third Thought moves away from the folkier vibe of the debut set into more rock territory. Recorded at Atomic Sound in Brooklyn in December 2016, the album showcases Duchovny's storytelling and playing:  "I feel like this Album presents a real growth lyrically and musically from the first and I can’t wait to get it out there." 


The album will be initially released digitally and on streaming services with plans for CD and vinyl to be announced soon. 
It is surprising to know that David Duchovny only picked up a guitar a few years ago in a spell of free time, between projects, at first just to amuse himself but as he started playing, felt inspired to start writing songs. He grew up listening to classic late 60’s early 70’s rock: The Beatles, The Who, Rolling Stones, Yes etc... along with a lot of funk which he aspires to play, joking he'll need to become a better musician to do so. 
David Duchovny is best known as an award winning actor, director and novelist starring in the smash TV series The X-Files (winning a Golden Globe for the role.) His first novel Holy Cow was released by Farrar Straus and Giroux in February 2015 and hit the New York Times Best Sellers’ list.  This was followed up by his second novel, Bucky F*cking Dent, which also hit the New York Times Best Sellers’ list, and was released globally in 2016. 


In 2015, David completed his first studio album for for ThinkSay Records titled Hell or Highwater  touring both Europe and the US in support. 


David reprised his award winning role as Fox Mulder January 3rd on The X-Files. His third book, Miss Subways, will be released globally in May of 2018, and David is planning on Directing and Producing his novel, Bucky F*cking Dent into a film summer of 2018. He also plans to hit the road in support of his new album, first in Australia and New Zealand in February with U.S. plans to be announced soon.


Every Third Thought Tracklisting:
1. Half Life
2. Every Third Thought
3. Maybe I Can’t
4. Stranger in the Sacred Heart
5. Mo’
6. Someone Else’s Girl
7. When the Whistle Blows
8. Spiral
9. Roman Coin
10. Jericho
11. Last First Time
12. Marble Sun
  
Tour Dates:  
Feb 20 - Auckland, NZ
Feb 21 - Wellington, NZ
Feb 23 - Melbourne, AU
Feb 24 - Sydney, AU
Feb 25 - Wollongong, AU
Feb 28 - Newcastle, AU
March 1 - Brisbane, AU
 
 











Website: 

http://www.davidduchovnymusic.com/
Spotify: 

https://open.spotify.com/artist/3fEWxv0n8H3pDDCH0AodeE
Facebook: 

https://www.facebook.com/DavidDuchovnyOfficial/
Twitter: 

https://twitter.com/davidduchovny
Instagram: 

https://www.instagram.com/davidduchovny/

A Perfect Circle welcomed 2018 with the release of ‘Disillusioned," the second piece of new music from their forthcoming BMG debut. Listen to the song here: http://smarturl.it/DisillusionedYT.

“Disillusioned” stands in stark contrast to “The Doomed,” the first track the band previewed from the as-of-yet untitled album. Where “The Doomed” felt “apocalyptic” (Rolling Stone) and the track’s video (
http://smarturl.it/TheDoomedVideo) was “eerie” and “intense” (Revolver), “Disillusioned” strikes a more optimistic tone, urging listeners to connect with each other once again.

“’The Doomed’ was a rude wake-up call… apologies if you were sleeping peacefully,” said Billy Howerdel of the tone of the bombastic song. “’Disillusioned’ comes from a place of overcoming the slide into the numb. It speaks to reconnection and a fresh start to a new year.”

Addressing the musicality of the song, which echoes the sentiment of unity, Maynard James Keenan said: “Attempting new approaches to composing can be intimidating. Especially with an established project with such a recognizable sound. But sometimes you just gotta take the first swing. Only way to grow.”


A limited edition,10-inch single for “The Doomed/Disillusioned” arrives on March 9. The collectible vinyl has a dual pressing of both songs on side A and a screen-printed B-side. Pre-orders are available now:
http://smarturl.it/APC10.

MACHINE HEAD RELEASE "CATHARSIS" VIDEO
NEW ALBUM CATHARSIS OUT JANUARY 26
BAND TOURING THIS WINTER
 
Butoh Dancers. Insane Asylums. Straight Jackets. Roses.

(Photo credit:  Mark Weiss)
DATE                   COUNTRY/CITY                    VENUE
Sat 5/5                 Mexico                                   TBA
Tue 5/8                Santiago, Chile                  TBA

Fri 5/11               Buenos Aires, Argentina  TBA
Sun 5/13            São Paulo, Brazil                TBA
Wed 5/16           Curitiba, Brazil                    TBA
Fri 5/18               Belo Horizonte, Brazil      TBA
Sun 5/20            Rio de Janeiro, Brazil       TBA
Fr i6/1                 Moscow, Russia                   Olympiisky
Sun 6/3             St. Petersburg, Russia       Ice Palace
Wed 6/6            Finland                                     TBA
Fri 6/8                Solvesborg, Sweden     *Sweden Rock Festival
Sun 6/10           Donington, UK                      *Download Festival
Wed 6/13          Prague, Czech Republic       *Airport Letnany
Fri 6/15              Paris, France                          *Download Festival
Sun6/17            Italy                                             *TBA
Wed 6/20          Halden, Norway                   *Tons of Rock Festival
Fri 6/22              Copenhagen, Denmark     *Copenhell Festival
Sun 6/24           Dessel, Belgium                *Graspop Metal Meeting
Tue 6/26           Krakow, Poland                   *Impact Festival
Thu 6/28           Oberhausen, Germany    *König-Pilsnet Arena
Fri 6/30             Madrid, Spain                       *Download Festival
Mon 7/2             Lisbon, Portugal                   Meo Arena

*Produced by Live Nation

Five decades.  18,262 days.  More than 2,500 shows.
On his upcoming farewell world tour, OZZY OSBOURNE--Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy® winning singer and songwriter--will celebrate more than five decades as a performer (both as a solo artist and as lead singer of Black Sabbath which formed in 1968).  This tour, expected to take OZZY around the world with dates into 2020, will mark the end of global touring for the legendary artist, though he will continue to perform select live shows.


"People keep asking me when I'm retiring," OZZY says.  "This will be my final world tour, but I can't say I won't do some shows here and there."


The tour will kick off in 2018 with a show in Mexico, before heading to South America for OZZY solo shows in three countries.  Next up, a six-week European leg of headlining solo dates and festival performances that's set to launch Friday, June 1, 2018 in Moscow, Russia  The beloved rock icon will subsequently headline a North American concert tour produced by Live Nation, details of which will be revealed in 2018.
For these dates, OZZY will be joined by longtime collaborators Zakk Wylde (Guitar), Blasko (Bass), Tommy Clufetos (Drums) and Adam Wakeman (Keyboards).


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