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Edited by: David Necro

Hello boils and ghouls, welcome to our news section. This possibly could be the most frightening aspect of our magazine. Here, you will find about the latest releases and goings on the world of entertainment. No, you won't find us copying stories from other media outlets (unless we just can't ignore it.) Also, no official Crypt Magazine news here, always look for that on our front page aka our 'Tomb Sweet Tomb'! -DN

Bands, publicists, labels, managers, as well as you fans out there....please send your press releases, announcements, gossip, dirt, and juicy stories to: news@cryptmagazine.com. Crypt Magazine is not responsible for any crap that gets reported. However, we will verify and confirm any story to the best of our abilities. If confidentiality is requested, we will honor it. You must request it though, so it's your responsibility not to forget! You have been warned!

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DEEP PURPLE ANNOUNCE TWO LIVE RELEASES FROM TWO DIFFERENT KIND OF NIGHTS   FROM THE SETTING SUN (IN WACKEN)  TO THE RISING SUN (IN TOKYO)  BOTH TO BE RELEASED ON SEPTEMBER 18 ON earMUSIC

WRITTEN BY ROGER GLOVER

One band, two crowds, two countries-a tale of two cities indeed. From Germany's Wacken Open Air Festival, one of the biggest metal festivals in the world and a city unto itself, to Japan and the stately Nippon Budokan, the most revered venue in Tokyo. Each has its own distinct personality.

Wacken is a success story beyond par, starting out humbly by two friends in a field in rural Germany and becoming one of the best organized and attended metal festivals... ever. We were most impressed by the facilities, security, backstage, camping in fact the whole production was superb.

As was the crowd, an awesome sight from the stage, generating a palpable sense of occasion. In the sunset, we were treated to a great welcome from the sea of tattoos and black leather facing us.      
             
Festival crowds are unique because most people are there for the occasion itself rather than for any particular band. For us that is always a welcome challenge and a chance to connect with many who may never have seen us before. But the real stars are all in the audience. Thank you, Wacken.
 
By way of contrast, the Budokan is a temple of peace (except for the infamous occasion when all the seating was destroyed). Made in Japan was partially recorded there and we've played there many times since. For such a large space, the acoustics are excellent; this special building never ceases to impress.

On this particular evening, we came in at the back door, climbed the cool, marble staircase and entered the familiar dressing room. Feeling like we're the only people in the building, it's hard to believe there's even an audience out there.

But there is, young and old, sitting patiently or chatting quietly-the embodiment of civility. It's almost like the respectful hush one might find in a cathedral. But they're here to rock. And rock they do. They may be quiet while they're waiting, but they are far from shy during the show. They gave us an unforgettable evening. Thank you, Tokyo.

From the Setting Sun (In Wacken) has been filmed by 9 HD cameras at Wacken Open Air Festival 2013. For the first time in Deep Purple's history, the band will release a 3D version of their performance on Blu-ray, filmed at Wacken.

To the Rising Sun (In Tokyo) has been filmed by 12 HD cameras at Nippon Budokan, Tokyo in April 2014.
 
The audio of both shows has been mixed in Hamburg, Germany by Eike Freese and Alex Dietz (Heaven Shall Burn) with the supervision of Roger Glover.

From the Setting Sun (In Wacken) and To The Rising Sun (In Tokyo) will be made available on 2CD+DVD, DVD, Blu-ray (Tokyo performance), and Blu-ray 3D (Wacken performance) on September 18 on earMUSIC.

BAT: Speed Metal Miscreants Added To Mammoth Gwar B-Q Lineup; Additional Live Abrasions Confirmed + New Living Fast Episode Available

 
BAT, the unholy supergroup featuring Municipal Waste guitarist Ryan Waste on bass/vocals, former DRI drummer Felix Griffin and Volture guitarist Nick Poulos, is very pleased to announce their recent addition to this year's Gwar B-Q in Richmond, Virginia alongside the likes of The Descendents, Cro-Mags, Ghoul, Ringworm, Child Bite and more! The band's Gwar B-Q appearance follows a headlining performance in Raleigh and serves as a precursor to a rare run of live abrasions through Richmond, Cleveland, Chicago and Pittsburgh in September.

 
Comments Waste of the oncoming onstage demolitions, "After finishing up our debut full length album on Hells Headbangers this summer, we in BAT are gearing up for a short run around some rad US festivals. The first being the Gwar B-Q in our hometown of Richmond, which is always wet and wild. Come September, we hit the road again to play in Cleveland at the Hell's Headbash. We're thrilled to play with our pals in High Spirits and Midnight on the opening night. Beforehand, we're cramming in another hometown gig and hitting Chicago and Pittsburgh to round out the Labor Day weekend. Come rage with us and always beware of the BAT!"

 
BAT:

8/14/2015 Southland Ballroom - Raleigh, NC

8/15/2015 Gwar B-Q @ Hadad's Lake - Richmond, VA

9/03/2015 Strange Matter - Richmond, VA
9/04/2015 Hell's Headbash (Agora) - Cleveland, OH
9/05/2015 El Rey Ballroom - Chicago, IL
9/06/2015 Smiling Moose - Pittsburgh, PA

 
The Virginia/Texas meta punk marauders in BAT released their Primitive Age EP last year on cassette via Tankcrimes and on 12" vinyl via Hells Headbangers. Channeling the spirits of Venom, Hellhammer, Motörhead and Discharge, the EP features five filthy numbers of confrontational Kill 'Em All angst and enough vocal venom to level a nation. Said Last Rites of the offering, "This nasty little beast is a crust-a-licious demo-nic hybrid of ugly gutter thrash with a vicious punk spirit and a dose of injected blackness. Jump back thirty years to an uncomfortable-yet-awesome three-way between Cronos, Lemmy, and Tom Warrior (or, whatever, Satanic Slaughter) - then BOOM, BAT! A close 21st-century equivalent would be Midnight, only with less sleazy Satanic debauchery and more of an all-encompassing generalized rebelliousness."

 
The Primitive Age EP is available digitally at the official BAT BandCamp page HERE and on cassette via Tankcrimes HERE (where you'll also find additional merch). You can also nab a copy of BAT's recently issued "Cruel Discipline" seven-inch out on Hells Headbangers HERE as well as the 12" version of Primitive Age.

 
In related news, Living Fast, the heavy metal talk show created by Waste continues to reap views from the headbanging public. The first episode featured John Gallagher of Raven while the second episode, divided into two parts, takes place during the Caulture Shock Tour with Cauldron and Waste's heavy metal band, Volture where Waste visits with Michael Denner (Mercyful Fate) at Beat Bop Records, his second-hand vinyl shop located in the heart of Copenhagen. Recently unleashed, Canadian edition third episode features Dave Carlo and Mike Campagnolo of Razor and number one Anvil fan, Colin "Maddog" Brown. Get viewing at THIS LOCATION.

 
http://bat.merchtable.com
http://www.facebook.com/bewareofthebat
http://www.living-fast.com
http://www.bewareofthebat.bandcamp.com
http://www.facebook.com/ryanwastelivingfast
http://shop-hellsheadbangers.com/bat.asp

http://www.tankcrimes.com
http://www.facebook.com/tankcrimes

Philip H. Anselmo's Housecore Horror Festival Adds Zombi, Poison Idea, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Corrosion Of Conformity Featuring Pepper Keenan And More To Its Expanding Lineup!

Tickets On Sale Now + Film Submissions Now Open

 
Philip H. Anselmo's third annual horror-themed film and metal festival will commence in San Antonio, Texas this year at the Aztec Theater on November 13th -15th, 2015.

 
Already featuring a jaw-dropping lineup, bands confirmed to perform the yearly gore gala include Autopsy, Child Bite, Cripple Bastards, Eyehategod, Nails, Suffocation, Warbeast and YOB, with the recent additions of Agoraphobic Nosebleed (performing their second show ever), Author & Punisher, Corrosion Of Conformity featuring Pepper Keenan, Crowbar, Dropdead, Ghoul, Gristnam, Negative Approach, Poison Idea and Zombi! And we're not even close to done!

 
Housecore Horror Festival Lineup [with more to be added!]:

Agoraphobic Nosebleed

Author & Punisher

Autopsy

Child Bite

Corrosion of Conformity (with Pepper)

Cripple Bastards

Crowbar

Dropdead

Eyehategod

Ghoul

Gristnam

Nails

Negative Approach

Poison Idea

Suffocation

Warbeast

YOB

Zombi

 
In addition to showcasing the best in extreme metal, the festival will screen film gems from the personal vaults of both Anselmo and late festival co-founder, Corey Mitchell. Horror filmmakers are also encouraged to submit their films and winners will be selected in various categories and given the coveted Rot-Scar Award. And yes, Anselmo does watch them all. For rules and deadlines visit:
http://housecorehorrorfilmfestival.com/submissions/.

 
3-day passes to Philip H. Anselmo's Housecore Horror Festival officially went on sale Monday, June 22nd. Don't miss out! Order yours today at: http://bit.ly/1JcjGt9. Single day tickets for each day will
go on sale the first week of August. Stand by for details. 

 
Additional bands, films and special guests to be announced in the near future. You have been warned. 

 
http://www.housecorehorrorfilmfestival.com
http://www.facebook.com/HousecoreHorrorFilmFestival
http://www.twitter.com/HousecoreHorror


SLAYER ANNOUNCES FINAL TRACK LISTING
FOR UPCOMING ALBUM REPENTLESS
Title Track Goes On Sale Today, Album Now Available
for Pre-Order, Release Formats Announced


LOS ANGELES, CA - Friday, June 19, 2015 - The final track listing for Repentless, Slayer's first new album in six years, due out 9/11/15 (Nuclear Blast), is announced today, and the album is now available for pre-order via Slayer's Facebook.  The track listing is:

01. Delusions Of Saviour
02. Repentless
03. Take Control
04. Vices
05. Cast The First Stone
06. When The Stillness Comes
07. Chasing Death
08. Implode
09. Piano Wire
10. Atrocity Vendor
11. You Against You
12. Pride In Prejudice

"Repentless," the album's title track, goes on sale digitally virtually everywhere today (Amazon, iTunes, Google) - or log onto Slayer's Facebook for more info.  The "Repentless visualizer" clip can be viewed HERE

Slayer's Repentless will be available in a wide array of formats, as detailed below:

* Limited CD + Blu-ray digipak (includes Blu-ray of "Slayer Live at Wacken 2014" and the "Making of Repentless" documentary)
* Limited CD + DVD digipak (includes DVD of "Slayer Live at Wacken 2014" and the "Making of Repentless" documentary)
* Strictly limited 12-inch sized Box (includes CD + Blu-ray digipak, DVD, exclusive Repentless 12-inch picture vinyl, "Slayer Live at Wacken 2014" CD, 12-inch photo card, 12-inch fold-out poster)
* CD jewel case
* Vinyl in gatefold (audio mastered for vinyl)
* Digital (all digital platforms)
* Limited edition "Metal Eagle Edition" (available only at http://media.nuclearblast.de/bands/Splash/slayer/repentless/eagle/index.html )

Repentless is Slayer's first new studio album since 2009's critically-acclaimed, Grammy-nominated World Painted Blood.  The twelve songs were produced by Terry Date and recorded between August 2014 and mid-January 2015 at Henson Recording Studios in Los Angeles.  Slayer will tour extensively to support the release of the album, and will headline this summer's Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival that kicks off July 26 in San Diego, CA.  Dates are below.

JUNE
26   Sleep Train Amphitheatre, San Diego, CA
27   San Manuel Amphitheatre, San Bernardino, CA
28   Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA
30   White River Amphitheatre, Seattle, WA

JULY
 1    Ford Idaho Center, Boise, ID
 3    Ak-Chin Pavillion, Phoenix, AZ
 4    Isleta Amphitheatre, Albuquerque, NM
 5    Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Denver, CO
 7    Harrah's Council Bluffs, Council Bluffs, IA
 8    Eagles Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI
10   Klipsch Music Theatre, Indianapolis, IN
11   DTE Energy Amphitheatre, Detroit, MI
12   First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, Chicago, IL
15   TD Echo Beach, Toronto, ON  CANADA
17   Susquehanna Bank Arts Center, Camden, NJ
18   First Niagara Bank Amphitheater, Pittsburgh, PA
19   Xfinity Theatre, Hartford, CT
21   PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ
22   Erie Insurance Arena, Erie, PA
24   Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA
25   Xfinity Center, Boston, MA
26   Nikon Theatre at Jones Beach, Wantagh, NY
28   Orange Peel, Asheville, NC*
29   Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood, Atlanta, GA
31   Alamo City Music Hall, San Antonio, TX

AUGUST
 1    Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Houston, TX
 2    Gexa Energy Pavilion, Dallas, TX


* solo headline date

SCORPIONS RETURN TO FOREVER CELEBRATING 50 YEARS

New Album Features Single "We Built This House"

16-City North American Tour Launches September 10


 
(June 16, 2015) - The most successful export from continental Europe with more than 100 million records sold, Scorpions are celebrating 50 years of rock with the release of their 19th studio album, Return To Forever (Sony Music/Legacy Recordings), on September 11, 2015.  Produced by their two favorite Swedes, Mikael Nord Andersson and Martin Hansen (Sting In The Tail, "MTV Unplugged"), the 19-song collection will be available in various formats including digital, Deluxe CD, and vinyl.  The North American configuration boasts three exclusive tracks alongside four bonus tracks previously available only in specific territories, full tracklisting below.  The first single, "We Built This House" releases digitally on July 3, and will be available to fans as an instant-grat for the album preorder, available at Amazon: http://smarturl.it/Scorps_RTF_Amzn and iTunes: http://smarturl.it/scprns_rtf_itns.  Scorpions embark on a 16-city North America tour this fall (dates follow), more information on the dates and new release can be found at www.the-scorpions.com.

 
"We have been overwhelmed with the amazing response to our new album across the globe and can't wait to finally release Return To Forever in North America" said Klaus Meine.  "We have always had such a special connection with our incredible fans and are so excited to get them the new album and return to play live this fall."

 
Scorpions have also launched an official D2C store with exciting offerings for fans featuring brand new t-shirt and sweatshirt designs coupled with the CD and Vinyl versions of Return To Forever. Also included in each bundle is an exclusive "fanified" poster that will feature every fan's name on it who pre-orders Return To Forever through the D2C site by August 14th. Visit http://smarturl.it/Scorps_RTF_D2C for more details.

 
Return To Forever celebrates a spectacular global return for Scorpions as the album is already available in many parts of the world breaking and remaining in the Top 10 in multiple markets including Finland, France, Germany, Greece (#1), Hungary, Japan and Switzerland, with continued chart activity in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Holland, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the U.K.!

 
When Klaus Meine (vocals), Rudolf Schenker (rhythm guitar) and Matthias Jabs (lead guitar) conceived this record, the idea was to revisit their past, recording updated outtakes and unfinished song ideas from their most famous 80's sessions.  Mathias Jabs explains, "There had been quite a few unused songs over the years that were really good, but in the end didn't make the cut back then due to the limited space on vinyl. We focused on eight songs, which were partly finished which we then recorded from scratch. During the work, new song ideas were added. We were having so much fun we suddenly found ourselves in the middle of the songwriting process once again. And in the end, it turned out to be a brand-new Scorpions album after all."

 
Return To Forever includes first single, "We Built this House," - capturing all the elements that make for the signature Scorpions sound, luring verses with an anthemic chorus - purists will be thrilled! Additional selections include the sweeping "House Of Cards," "Eye Of The Storm" - a track, that transports a notion of the unbelievable dynamic and joy of playing, characterizing Scorpions' stage performances, and "We Built This House" where the band reflects the past fifty years - their philosophy and the lessons their unusual life taught them.  "In the end, it tells our story" said Klaus Meine. "We've built this house called Scorpions brick by brick and often quite arduously. From the first days in Hannover, the first concerts abroad, until this very day. We've weathered severe storms, but the house withstood everything, turned out to be weatherproof and stable. However, building the house was never just cumbersome, but joyful as well. The joy of music, the joy of having experienced and still experiencing it all, the joy of - and the thankfulness for - the fan's affection."

 
Tracklisting:

1. Going Out With A Bang

2. We Built This House

3. Rock My Car

4. House Of Cards

5. All For One

6. Rock 'N' Roll Band

7. Catch Your Luck And Play

8. Rollin' Home

9. Hard Rockin' The Place

10. Eye Of The Storm

11. The Scratch

12. Gypsy Life

13. The World We Used to Know

14. Dancing With The Moonlight

15. When The Truth Is A Lie

16. Who We Are

17. Crazy Ride (exclusive)

18. One And One Is Three (exclusive)

19. Delirious (exclusive)

 

The fact that the 50th band anniversary was coming up, hit Rudolf Schenker rather accidentally: "Not long ago I found an old cash account book of my mom's, in which she meticulously recorded the earnings and expenses of the band from fifty years ago. My parents had lent me the money for the first equipment back then, so they kept a of record of my earnings so I could pay them back in installments. Fifty years is a long time for a working band. Apart from us, only the Rolling Stones, the Beach Boys and The Who have managed to do it. So the timing for the new album is perfect; We're celebrating half a century of Scorpions with the record and the upcoming tour."

Scorpions remain a band able to attract masses of new fans at any given time. A fact that surprises even the musicians themselves, as they gladly admit. "It's really remarkable", says Rudolf Schenker, for example, "how well and mostly unharmed we've survived those years, in which our kind of music seemed to have gotten out of style completely. When the grunge wave hit the shore, we simply went to Asia to tap new markets and gain new fans. We were able to continue playing and keep on winning new friends for our music."

Founded in Hannover, West Germany in 1965, Scorpions were part of the first wave of metal in the 1970's with their debut album, Lonesome Crow, released in 1972.  The band rose to arena status with seminal releases Lovedrive, Virgin Killer and Animal Magnetism.  In the 80s, Scorpions amassed a string of Billboard chart toppers from Love at First Sting and Blackout, including multiple Top 10 singles "Rock You Like a Hurricane" and "No One Like You," as well a string of successful singles such as "Send Me an Angel," "Still Loving You" and "Winds of Change." The band was also ranked #46 on VH1's Greatest Artists of Hard Rock and their hit "Rock You Like a Hurricane" also landed as #18 on VH1's list of the 100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs.  Celebrated across the globe, the iconic rock act have sold more than 100 million albums worldwide, and have received multiple honors including World Music Award winners, a postage stamp in Brazil, their Star on Hollywood Rock Walk, Echo honors, most recently they were honored with the Lower Saxon State Award.

 
Scorpions Return to Forever 50th Anniversary Tour, featuring longtime members Klaus Meine, Rudolf Schenker and Matthias Jabs, alongside James Kottak (drums) and Pawe Mciwoda (bass), kicks off in May 2015 with dates in four continents. For these milestone shows, Scorpions have built a career-spanning setlist of Scorpion's hits, anthems, ballads and vintage classics.  North American dates also feature special guests Queensryche. 

 
Date                           City                                         Venue

September 10          Boston, MA                       Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

September 12          Brooklyn, NY                     Barclays Center

September 13          Gilford, NH                        Meadowbrook

September 16          Moncton, NB Canada                    Moncton Coliseum

September 18          Toronto, ON Canada           Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

September 19          Montreal, QC Canada          Bell Centre

September 22          Columbus, OH                   LC Pavilion

September 23          Cleveland, OH                    Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica

September 25          Windsor, ON Canada           Caesar's Windsor TBA

September 26          Chicago, IL                       Allstate Arena

September 29          Denver, CO                       Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre

October 1               San Jose, CA                     SAP Center

October 3               Los Angeles, CA                 The Forum

October 6               Santa Barbara, CA              Santa Barbara Bowl

October 7               Las Vegas, NV                             Hard Rock Hotel

October 9               Seattle, WA                       ShoWare Center

 

SLAYER REVEALS "REPENTLESS" ALBUM ARTWORK
TITLE TRACK TO GET DIGITAL GLOBAL RELEASE FRIDAY, JUNE 19


LOS ANGELES, CA - Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - Today, Slayer unveils the album artwork for its 11th studio album, Repentless, due out 9/11/15 (Nuclear Blast).  The artwork was created by Brazilian artist Marcelo Vasco in collaboration with the band's Tom Araya and Kerry King.

"We had a number of submitted ideas for the cover artwork," said Araya, "and we felt Marcelo's was the best.  We made some suggestions and the result is an awesome album cover."

The band also announces that the album's title and first official track will be available digitally virtually everywhere around the globe this Friday, June 19.

"'Repentless' is my Jeff tribute," said Slayer's Kerry King.  "I call it the ' HannemAnthem.'  It's my perspective of Jeff's perspective, it's what I think...if Jeff wrote a song for himself, 'Repentless' would be it."

Arrogance, violence, world in disarray
Dealing with insanity every fuckin' day
I hate the life, hate the fame, hate the fuckin' scene
Pissing match of egos, fuck their vanity*

Repentless is Slayer's first new studio album since 2009's critically-acclaimed, Grammy-nominated World Painted Blood.  The twelve songs were produced by Terry Date and recorded between August 2014 and mid-January 2015 at Henson Studios in Los Angeles.  Slayer will tour extensively to support the release of the album, and will headline this summer's Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival that kicks off July 26 in San Diego, CA.



PENTAGRAM TO RELEASE NEW STUDIO ALBUM "CURIOUS VOLUME" THIS AUGUST ON PEACEVILLE

Cover art, track list revealed



WASHINGTON, D.C. - Legendary U.S. heavy/doom metal band, Pentagram, reunites with Peaceville Records for its new studio album, Curious Volume, to be released on August 28.

Featuring 11 classic heavy metal compositions with catchy hooks from core band members Victor Griffin, Greg Turley, and Bobby Liebling (Pete Campbell on the drums completes the band's line-up), the album was recorded with Swedish producer Mattias Nilsson at studios located in Maryland and Virginia. Additional recording took place in Tennessee with Grammy-Award-winning producer Travis Wyrick, who also produced Pentagram's previous album, Last Rites. The album's cover artwork was provided courtesy of Richard Schouten.

To support the new album, the band has tours planned in North America and Europe throughout 2015/2016.

 
1. Lay Down and Die

2. The Tempter Push

3. Dead Bury Dead

4. Earth Flight

5. Walk Alone

6. Curious Volume

7. Misunderstood

8. Close the Casket

9. Sufferin`

10. Devil`s Playground

11. Because I Made It

 
Formed in the early 1970s with a debut album Relentless releasing in 1985, Pentagram has survived through more than four decades filled with adversity and triumph to become the legendary international act it is today, firmly stamping its name into the heavy metal history books. Although once viewed as a cult act but with a strong and dedicated global fan base, Pentagram has enjoyed a recent surge in popularity due in part to the 2011 documentary, Last Days Here, which follows the trials and tribulations of a troubled rock star, Pentagram's lead singer Bobby Liebling. With a DVD release set for this fall on Peaceville's label, the documentary has garnered international recognition on the film festival circuit and has won several awards, including "Best Music Documentary" at the International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam.

The band recently released its double DVD collection, All Your Sins, featuring over 7 hours of live footage spanning a period of three decades.

Stay tuned for more information on Pentagram and Curious Volume, out this August on Peaceville.

Pentagram online...

 
http://www.PentagramOfficial.com

https://www.facebook.com/pentagramusa

Over $155,000 Raised by the Ronnie James Dio 5th Year Remembrance Celebration Weekend for Cancer Research and Education

 
Celebrities and World-Famous Musicians BOWL FOR RONNIE @ Pinz Studio City

 
Thousands Arrive for Public Memorial Service @ Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills

 
Musicians Pay Homage to Dio with Stellar Performances and RIDE FOR RONNIE @ Los Encinos Park BBQ


 
The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, founded in memory of Ronnie James Dio, the legendary voice of Rainbow, Black Sabbath and Dio, presented a wonderful weekend of events from May 15-17 in Los Angeles, dubbed the RONNIE JAMES DIO's 5th Year Remembrance weekend. The events included a BOWL FOR RONNIE Celebrity Bowling tournament and red carpet, a public Memorial Service celebration with performances and speeches, and the inaugural RIDE FOR RONNIE motorcycle ride and BBQ.

 
Designed to raise funds for cancer research and education, the weekend's events and auctions brought in over $155,000 to go directly to these causes. Auctions included bowling pins  autographed by artists such as Tenacious D, Aerosmith, Fleetwood Mac, YES, Anthrax and Metallica, a Dio guitar signed by artists in attendance to the bowling event (this guitar fetched a generous $6,100), a signed book of photography by PG Brunelli ($2,000 raised), and more.

 
The overlying theme of the weekend wasn't just celebration, but in addition, learning how to prevent and detect cancer - early. The Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund cites early detection as a way that Ronnie could still be with us today, and many of the funds garnered from these events will go towards this type of education.

 
"Detecting cancer early saves lives and it gives doctors a better chance to cure cancer," states Ronnie's doctor Sandy Kapoor, MD.  "We support research that develops new cancer screening tests and finds new targeted treatments that are more effective at treating cancer.  I enjoyed manning the Check Yourself booth during the events this weekend that educated the fans about protecting against the ravages of skin cancer."

 
The weekend began with a fun-filled BOWL FOR RONNIE charity bowling tournament at Pinz in Studio City, CA. Celebrities filed in one by one to walk down the star-studded red carpet, take photos and do interviews. Once finished, everyone made their way to the auction area for the signed pin charity auction and to get situated in their bowling lanes while DJ Will spun tunes. The fun began with weekend host Eddie Trunk kicking off the festivities with a speech, and the attendees began to bowl immediately. Award trophies were presented to the winners in each category:

 
Corporate Team 1st place - Bigg Time Entertainment / Monsters of Rock Cruise

Corporate Team 2nd place - Eagle Rock Entertainment

Corporate Team 3rd place - PRG

Honorable Mention / Highest Individual Score - Brian Slagel (Metal Blade Records)

Celeb 1st place - Michael Lardie

Celeb 2nd place - Gonzo Sandoval

Celeb 3rd place - Terry Ilous

Celeb last place (Horse's Ass) - Henry Derek

 
Attendees to the red carpet and bowling event included Jack Black and Kyle Gass of Tenacious D, Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine, Steven Adler of Guns N' Roses, Christian Martucci and Roy Mayorga of Stone Sour, several past members of Ronnie's different musical groups, and many more.

 
The second day of the weekend, the beautiful memorial celebration and performances at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills, began with the public opening of a two-wing Ronnie James Dio museum, featuring gold and platinum records, exclusive photos, memorabilia, stage outfits, and more. The performances and speeches began, featuring words by Ronnie's doctor, Dr. Sandy Kapoor, Wendy Dio, Eddie Trunk, Dean Schachtel, Vinnie Appice, David "Rock" Feinstein, Craig Goldy, Rudy Sarzo, Lita Ford, and others. Stellar performances included the track "Lisa" by Lita Ford (written as an homage to her mother, who passed of cancer), Patrick Kennison (The Union Underground), Marty O'Brien, and covers of Ronnie James Dio songs "Heaven & Hell" performed by Great White, "Take Her" performed by Rough Cutt (Paul Shortino, Amir Derakh, Chris Hager, Matt Thorne, Dave Alford), "The Last In Line" performed by GREAT WHITE feat. Lorraine Lewis (Femme Fetale), "Mistreated" performed by John Payne (Asia), Rock Feinstein (Elf, The Rods), Christian Martucci (Stone Sour), Sean McNabb (Quiet Riot, Dokken, Great White), Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour) & Scott Warren (Dio, Heaven & Hell), "Rainbow In The Dark" by Gabbie Rae, Rowan Robertson (Dio), Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot, Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake, Geoff Tate, Dio), Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, Dio, Rick Derringer, Heaven & Hell) & Scott Warren (Dio, Heaven & Hell),"Sign Of The Southern Cross" performed by Ann Boleyn, Craig Goldy (Dio), Sean McNabb (Quiet Riot, Dokken, Great White), Simon Wright (Dio, AC/DC) & Scott Warren (Dio, Heaven & Hell), and "Stand Up And Shout" performed by Ricky Warwick (Black Star Riders), Robbie Crane (Black Star Riders), Chris Broderick (ex-Megadeth, Act of Defiance), Jimmy Bain (Dio, Rainbow) & Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, Dio, Rick Derringer, Heaven & Hell). After the memorial, family, friends and fans made their way up to Ronnie's gravesite to pay their respects.


Day three kicked off with a RIDE FOR RONNIE motorcycle rally starting at Harley Davidson of Glendale riding to Los Encinos Park in Encino, CA for a sunny BBQ full of fun auctions and performances. In addition to several reprised performances from the memorial, rock legend Eddie Money, DC4 ((Rowan Robertson, Jeff Duncan, Matt Duncan, Shawn Duncan), and Others (Joe Colover, John Hatfield, Jessie Sanches, Patrick Martin) performed tracks for onlooking fans and friends. Attendees enjoyed tasty food and several goods being sold from merchant tents, in addition to free SUAS Cancer Fund sunscreen being handed out by Dr. Sandy Kapoor, promoting measures to prevent different types of cancer. A special Condor Squadron fly-by of seven vintage World War II airplanes put a cherry on top of the already amazing day - a beautiful homage to cap a fantastic, celebratory weekend.


Fans, friends, and musicians alike enjoyed themselves while honoring Ronnie and raising cancer awareness. Lita Ford, who appeared at the bowling event and performed at both the memorial service and BBQ, had much to share about each of the weekend's events. "I have to say, Wendy Dio has put together the classiest, most well-arranged and beautifully arranged functions I have ever seen - right down to the Glendale police escort at the motorcycle run. What a joy to be able to attend these events. I was in tears looking in the rear view mirror of the motorcycle back at 150 bikers all following Wendy. Wow! The first day at the bowling alley was a blast with Dio music playing the entire week end, and getting to meet Jack Black was so wicked. Awesome even though I cannot bowl to save my life.  I had to have one of those beautiful t-shirts that Wendy and her team had a limited edition made up of, so I bought four, then watched my band bowl while I sat back and ate pizza and drank champagne.

 
Ford adds, "The memorial was heart-warming and touching, and needless to say, being the softy I am for Rainbow, Sabbath and Ronnie, I cried again. Tears of joy. Wendy and her team are awesome and I would do anything for them out of love, respect, and an activist against cancer myself.  I was invited to sing my song I wrote for my mother who died from cancer. Three months prior to her death, LISA was written.  In honor of Ronnie's angel watching over us during those days.  It's still so hard to believe he's gone. Eddie Trunk always knows the right thing to say too, as well as Ronnie's doctor and other guest speakers. It was a magical day of remembrance and guest speakers, and of course rock n' roll."

 
"It was really a fun filled weekend, and that's just the way Ronnie would have wanted it," states David "Rock" Feinstein, Ronnie's cousin and member of The Rods and Elf. "Yes, there were sad moments remembering him, listening to his music, and all the experiences that we shared, bringing tears to my eyes, but I knew Ronnie well enough to know that he would want us to be laughing, and not crying.  We all miss him terribly, but we are still fortunate enough to have his music and the messages in his lyrics to remember him by."

 
Emerging rock vocalist Gabbie Rae adds, "It was such an honor to be part of the Ronnie James Dio Memorial weekend and so amazing to perform his masterpiece, "Rainbow in the Dark" surrounded by so many of his friends, family and fans who all loved him so much.  My Mom and Dad raised me on the best music and I have been listening to Dio since I was 5 years old. His music and his lyrics inspire me every day and I look forward to representing the next generation of rock as Ronnie would want.... with honesty, kindness and respect. Thank you Ronnie and Rest in Peace."

GOATWHORE To Kick Off North American Live Takeover

Revolver Contest Announced, Band To Collect Fan-Filmed Footage For New Video + Mega iTunes Sale Launched


 
Louisiana road demons, GOATWHORE, will take to the streets again later this week on an epic North American headlining tour. With support from Ringworm, Black Breath and labelmates, Theories, the lengthy trek will devour three-dozen venues beginning June 5th on their home turf of New Orleans and come to a close on July 12th in Atlanta. The latest run follows the band's recent Australian and European onstage demolitions. Tickets are on sale now through all local ticket outlets.

 
In celebration of GOATWHORE's latest stretch of live debauchery, Revolver is giving away a limited edition signed screen print of the band's stunning Constricting Rage Of The Merciless cover along with the band's four Metal Blade releases - Constricting..., Blood For The Master, Carving Out The Eyes Of God and A Haunting Curse - on CD. Enter to win NOW at: revolvermag.com.

 
In related news, GOATWHORE will be compiling live footage from the upcoming tour for a new video for the fan-favorite track, "FBS." If you're attending a show on this tour (or have footage from previous tours) and capture any video on your mobile device, post it to YouTube and send the link to goatwhorevideo@gmail.com. Your clips could be featured in the brand new video and your YouTube channel credited in the final video description.

 
GOATWHORE:
6/05/2015 Siberia - New Orleans, LA w/ Ringworm, Theories, Fat Ugly Stupid People

6/06/2015 FreePress Summer Festival 2015 - Houston, TX
6/07/2015 Paper Tiger - San Antonio, TX w/ Ringworm, Theories
w/ Ringworm, Black Breath, Theories:
6/08/2015 Inside @ Red 7 - Austin, TX
6/09/2015 Tricky Falls - El Paso, TX
6/10/2015 Launchpad - Albuquerque, NM
6/11/2015 Club Red - Mesa, AZ
6/12/2015 Soda Bar - San Diego, CA
6/13/2015 Stummer's - Fresno, CA
6/14/2015 The Roxy Theatre - West Hollywood, CA
6/15/2015 The Catalyst Atrium - Santa Cruz, CA
6/16/2015 Oakland Metro Operahouse - Oakland, CA
6/17/2015 Duffy's Hangar - Salem, OR
6/18/2015 The Crocodile - Seattle, WA
6/19/2015 The Rickshaw Theatre - Vancouver, BC
6/20/2015 Level Upstairs - Kelowna, BC
6/21/2015 Dickens Pub - Calgary, AB
6/22/2015 The Starlite - Edmonton, AB
6/23/2015 O'Brian's Event Centre - Saskatoon, SK
6/24/2015 The Exchange - Regina, SK
6/25/2015 The Zoo Cabaret - Winnipeg, MB
6/26/2015 Triple Rock Social Club - Minneapolis, MN
6/27/2015 Reggie's Rock Club - Chicago, IL
6/28/2015 Majestic Jr. - Detroit, MI
6/29/2015 Now That's Class - Cleveland, OH
6/30/2015 The Altar Bar - Pittsburgh, PA
7/01/2015 The Lost Horizon - Syracuse, NY
7/02/2015 Hard Luck Bar - Toronto, ON
7/03/2015 Les Foufounes Electriques - Montreal, QC
7/04/2015 Mavericks - Ottawa, ON
7/05/2015 Brighton Music Hall - Allston, MA
7/06/2015 Saint Vitus Bar - Brooklyn, NY
7/08/2015 Underground Arts: Black Box - Philadelphia, PA
7/09/2015 Rock & Roll Hotel - Washington, D.C.

7/10/2015 The End - Nashville, TN
7/11/2015 New Brookland Tavern - West Columbia, SC
7/12/2015 The Earl - Atlanta, GA

End Tour:

8/14 - 8/16/2015 Gwar B-Q @ Hadad's Lake - Richmond, VA

 

Additionally and in conjunction with the tour, iTunes will be launching a special GOATWHORE sale. Each of the band's four Metal Blade-issued full-lengths will be available for a cool $7.99. See details below.

 
A Haunting Curse

Sale Price: $7.99

Dates: 06/05 - 07/13

https://itunes.apple.com/album/id182152496

 
Carving Out The Eyes Of God

Sale Price: $7.99

Dates: 06/05 - 07/13

https://itunes.apple.com/album/id314962973

 
Blood For The Master

Sale Price: $7.99

Dates: 06/05 - 07/13

https://itunes.apple.com/album/id493371535

 
Constricting Rage Of The Merciless

Sale Price: $7.99

Dates: 06/05 - 07/13

https://itunes.apple.com/album/id881910171


GOATWHORE will be touring in support of their critically-adored Constricting Rage Of The Merciless full-length, unleashed last July via Metal Blade Records. The record debuted at #81 on Billboard's Top 200 chart, toppling their last entry position of #171 with Blood For The Master. Additionally, the record hit the  #21 spot on Billboard's Rock Chart, #7 on the Hard Rock Chart, #13 on the Independent Chart and, boasting ten mutinous tracks of thick, predatory, subterranean metal, continues to reap the exaltation of fans and critics globally.

SLAYER ANNOUNCES THE LIMITED
"REPENTLESS - METAL EAGLE EDITION"


LOS ANGELES, CA  - (MONDAY, June 1, 2015) - With the title and release date just announced for Slayer's Repentless, due out September 11, 2015 (Nuclear Blast), today the thrash icons announce their heaviest release ever - literally - Repentless, Metal Eagle Edition.  Made of aluminum alloy, measuring 15" X 17" X 3" and weighing in at a hefty seven pounds, the Metal Eagle Edition will house a deluxe digipak of the new Repentless CD plus exclusive bonus content to be detailed soon.  The limited (only 3000 copies worldwide) and numbered Metal Eagle Edition will be a direct-to-consumer item and available exclusively via the Nuclear Blast mail-order online stores.  Pre-orders are available now, so log onto http://nblast.de/SlayerRepentlessEagle for purchasing info. 

The highly-anticipated Repentless is Slayer's 11th studio album, the first since 2009's critically-acclaimed, Grammy-nominated World Painted Blood and the first with producer Terry Date (Pantera, Slipknot, Soundgarden). The band - Tom Araya/bass, vocals, Kerry King/guitar, Paul Bostaph/drums, and Exodus/Slayer touring guitarist Gary Holt, who recorded lead guitar parts for about a half-dozen of the album's new tracks - started recording Repentless in March 2014, and made the track "Implode" available as a free download in April of that year.  The band and Date continued to record between September 2014 and mid-January 2015 at Henson Studios in Los Angeles.  For the album, "Implode" was completely re-recorded from the ground up, and "When The Stillness Comes," used as an instrumental track in a Scion commercial, got a revamped intro and all new vocals.

Repentless also includes "Piano Wire," an unfinished song from the World Painted Blood sessions written by Hanneman.  About the track, Rolling Stone wrote that it "...begins with an eerie guitar line before evolving into a full-on-doom (and classic Slayer) riff onslaught..."  King put it this way:  "When I hear it, I think 'Jeff.'  It sounds like a Jeff Hanneman song."

The 12-track Repentless is, according to those who have heard it, a sonic assault of brutal, ominous, lightening-fast and heavy-as-hell music with lyrics that unmask what Slayer knows best - the terror, the corruption and the societal turmoil that dominates our world. 

"The new album sounds like Slayer," said Araya.  "In the past, our fans have always known what to expect, this time they don't.  But we really like it, and I don't think the fans are going to be disappointed."

As is expected from Slayer, the band will support the release of Repentless with extensive touring across the globe, beginning this summer when the band headlines the Mayhem Festival.  That tour kicks off June 26 at Sleep Train Amphitheater in San Diego, CA.  The complete routing is below.

JUNE
13   Bonnaroo, Manchester, TN
16   Paramount, Huntington, Long Island NY
17   Paramount, Huntington, Long Island NY
19   State Theatre, Portland, ME
20   Amnesia Rock, Montebello, Montreal

(Mayhem headline dates):
26   Sleep Train Amphitheatre, San Diego, CA
27   San Manual Amphitheatre, San Bernardino, CA
28   Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA
30   White River Amphitheatre, Seattle, WA

JULY
 1    Idaho Center Amphitheatre, Boise, ID
 3    Ak-Chin Amphitheatre, Phoenix, AZ
 4    Isleta Amphitheatre, Albuquerque, NM
 5    Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Denver, CO
 7    Harrah's Council Bluffs, Council Bluffs, IA
 8    Eagles Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI
10   Kilpsch Amphitheatre, Indianapolis, IN
11   DTE Energy Amphitheatre, Detroit, MI
12   First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, Chicago, IL
15   Molson Canadian Amphitheatre, Toronto, ON  CANADA
17   Susquehanna Bank Arts Center, Camden, NJ
18   First Niagara Pavilion, Pittsburgh, PA
19   Xfinity Theatre, Hartford, CT
21   PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ
22   Meadowbrook (Bank of NH Pavilion), Gilford, NH
24   Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA
25   Xfinity Center, Boston, MA
26   Nikon at Jones Beach, Wantagh, NY
29   Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood, Atlanta, GA
31   Whitewater Amphitheatre, San Antonio, TX

AUGUST
 1    Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Houston, TX
 2    Gexa Energy Amphitheatre, Dallas, TX


FIRST WAVE OF BANDS ANNOUNCED FOR
RIOT FEST & CARNIVAL 2015 IN CHICAGO
No Doubt, Modest Mouse, Faith No More, Iggy Pop,
Snoop Dogg, Billy Idol, Motörhead and more to perform;

Several Artists slated to play their Seminal Albums

 
This evening, Chicago's Riot Fest & Carnival has announced it's first wave of bands to play its flagship festival on Sept. 11-13, 2015 in Douglas Park.  Three-Day passes for the event are now on sale.


 
RIOT FEST & CARNIVAL'S FIRST WAVE OF ARTISTS:

No Doubt, Modest Mouse, Faith No More, Iggy Pop, Snoop Dogg, Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley, Motörhead, Rancid, Tenacious D, Billy Idol, Ice Cube & Guests, Alkaline Trio, Coheed And Cambria, Taking Back Sunday, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Drive Like Jehu, Merle Haggard, Flogging Molly, Slightly Stoopid, L7, Alexisonfire, Thrice, The Dirty Heads, Stephen "Ragga" Marley, The Academy Is, The Lawrence Arms, Kongos, Cypress Hill, Echo & The Bunnymen, Bootsy Collins' Rubber Band, The Devil Wears Prada, Yelawolf, Pennywise, The Airborne Toxic Event, Manchester Orchestra, Eagles Of Death Metal, Anthrax, De La Soul, The Damned, Andrew McMahon, In The Wilderness, New Politics, Mayday Parade, Jimmy Cliff, Against Me!, Babes In Toyland, OK Go, Bayside, Mest, Andrew W.K., Desaparecidos, The Joy Formidable, The Dead Milkmen, FIDLAR, Atreyu, Millencolin, American Nightmare, Swervedriver, Lee Scratch Perry, GWAR, Less Than Jake, The Expendables, Living Colour, The Thurston Moore Band, Morgan Heritrage, Lifetime, Benjamin Booker, Fishbone, Death, Doomtree, Hum, Tarrus Riley, Mariachi El Bronx, Civ, Joyce Manor, Every Time I Die, The Movielife, The Dwarves, Tommy Stinson, Steve Ignorant & Paranoid Visions, Real Friends, The Dear Hunter, Kevin Devine, Mustard Plug, The Ataris, Jo Mersa, Into It. Over It., Alvvays, The White Buffalo, Black-Am-I, Skip Marley, Knuckle Puck, Post Malone with FKI, Jazz Cartier, Chef'Special, Marmozets, Modern Life Is War, Fit For Rivals, Barb Wire Dolls, The Coathangers, Flatfoot 56, Teenage Bottlerocket, Prayers, Chon, Counterpunch, Have Mercy, Speedy Ortiz, Superheaven, White Mystery, Foxing, Direct Hit!, Main Attrakionz, Ground Up, Skinny Lister, Beach Slang, Cayetana, Alex Wiley, Heems, Dirty Fences, Blis,  Sleep On It, The Brokedowns, Meat Wave, Psalm One, Northern Faces, Dreamers, Souvenirs, Elway, Indian Handcrafts, Skating Polly, Signals Midwest, Modern Chemistry, Faulkner, Pears, Gateway Drugs, Tasha The Amazon, Foxtrott, Twin River, Clowns, Indian School, Die Selloutz, The Municipal Drainage Project & More To Be Announced!!

 
In addition to the first wave of bands, several artists have confirmed that they'll be performing their seminal albums for this year's rendition:

Snoop Dogg (Doggystyle)

Ice Cube & Guests (Straight Outta Compton Remix)

Rancid ( And Out Come The Wolves)

The Academy Is (Almost Here)

The Dwarves (Blood Guts and P*ssy)

 
Tickets:

https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/865669?utm_medium=bks

 
In previous years, Riot Fest has cultivated lineup that feature reunions and rare appearances-and 2015 is no exception.  Bands such as Faith No More, Drive Like Jehu, L7, Alexisonfire, Babes in Toyland, Thrice and The Academy Is, Mest and The Movielife will be making reunion appearances at Riot Fest & Carnival.  Moreover, rare appearances by the Godfather of punk Iggy Pop, Bootsy Collins, Merle Haggard, Lee Scratch Perry, The Damned and more give 2015's edition it's unique feel.

 
In the coming weeks Riot Fest will be making announcements regarding additions to the lineup, maps of the grounds, more logistical information and the unveiling of the Riot Fest Speaks Stage-a stage programmed and designed for interactive panels in the same spirit as last year's P*ssy Riot Panel that was moderated by Henry Rollins and included Nadya Tolokonnikova (P*ssy Riot), Masha Alekhina (P*ssy Riot), Greg Graffin (Bad Religion), Tim McIlrath (Rise Against), Marcelle Karp (Writer/Activist) and Michael Petryshyn (Founder of Riot Fest) as panelists.

 
Outside of the announced bands, this year's festival will also include a stage dedicated to The Rock-afire Explosion, considered by many to be the greatest animatronic rock band of all time.  In the 1980s it was synonymous with ShowBiz Pizza Place restaurants, for which it was specifically designed.  Combined with a full carnival (rides and games), a circus tent featuring the Hellzapoppin Circus Sideshow Revue, a miniature golf course, a video arcade hall, dozens upon dozens of unique and diverse food vendors that rival Taste of Chicago and more attractions to be announced in the coming weeks, Riot Fest's 11th annual Chicago event might be the best event the organizers have produced to date.

 
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www.facebook.com/riotfest

www.twitter.com/riotfest

FIRST WAVE OF BANDS ANNOUNCED FOR
RIOT FEST & RODEO IN DENVER
Modest Mouse, The Pixies, Snoop Dogg, Iggy Pop, Run DMC,
Motorhead, L7, Drive Like Jehu and many more to perform;

Several Artists slated to play their Seminal Albums;
More headliners to be announced soon


 
This evening, Denver's Riot Fest & Rodeo has announced it's first wave of bands to play August 28-30 at National Western Complex (4655 Humboldt Street) in Denver.  Three-Day passes for the event are now on sale.


 
BANDS:

Modest Mouse, Pixies, Snoop Dogg, Iggy Pop, Tenacious D, Run DMC, Ice Cube & Special Guests, Rancid, Motörhead, Flogging Molly, Coheed and Cambria, Drive Like Jehu, L7, Explosions in the Sky, Kongos, Cypress Hill, Alkaline Trio, Thrice, Cold War Kids, The Airborne Toxic Event, Iration, Bootsy Collins' Rubber Band, Yelawolf, Babes in Toyland, Anthrax, The Damned, Eagles of Death Metal, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, GZA, OK Go, De La Soul, Testament, Desaparecidos, The Dead Milkmen, Nada Surf, The Lawrence Arms, Reverend Horton Heat, Andrew W.K., GWAR, The Black Lips, The Get Up Kids, American Nightmare, Bayside, Swervedriver, Millencolin, The Vandals, Less Than Jake, The Joy Formidable, Doomtree, Cloud Cult, 7 Seconds, OFF!, Benjamin Booker, Joyce Manor, The White Buffalo, Post Malone with FKI, Jazz Cartier, Teenage Bottlerocket, The Bunny Gang, Speedy Ortiz, PUP, Beach Slang, The Hotelier, Prayers, Fit For Rivals, Direct Hit!, ?????, The Moth & The Flame, Elway, Main Attrakionz, Cayetana, Broadway Calls, White Mystery, Skating Polly. Souvenirs, Northern Faces, Dreamers, PEARS, Meat Wave, Rozwell Kid, Sleep On It, Faulkner, Gateway Drugs, Daye Jack, Indian School, & More To Be Announced!

 
Special performances by the Rock-Afire Explosion and Hellzapoppin Circus Sideshow Revue

In addition to the first wave of bands, several artists have confirmed that they'll be performing their seminal albums.  This year, Snoop Dogg will performing his debut album Doggystyle, Rancid will perform And Out Come The Wolves in celebration of it's 20th Anniversary and Ice Cube alongside a few special guests will be take the stage and perform a remix of N.W.A's pivotal album Straight Outta Compton.

 
In previous years, Riot Fest has cultivated lineup that feature reunions and rare appearances-and 2015 is no exception. Drive Like Jehu, L7, Babes in Toyland and Thrice all reunite to play the festival, which also includes rare performances by RUN DMC, Godfather of punk Iggy Pop, Bootsy Collins, The Damned, Swervedriver and The Dead Milkmen and more give 2015's edition it's unique feel.

 
Tickets: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/865649?utm_medium=bks

 
Outside of the announced bands, this year's festival will also include a stage dedicated to The Rock-afire Explosion, considered by many to be the greatest animatronic rock band of all time.  In the 1980s it was synonymous with ShowBiz Pizza Place restaurants, for which it was specifically designed. Combined with the Hellzapoppin' Circus Sideshow Revue perform, and attractions include a professional pitmaster BBQ cook-off, mini-golf, a video arcade, mechanical bull, games, a carnival, and more attractions to be announced in the coming weeks, Riot Fest & Rodeo is set to be one of the best event's in Colorado this year.


The complex is located at 4655 Humboldt Street; visit www.nationalwesterncomplex.com for more information.

 
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Thrash Legends EXODUS Launch European Headline Tour Next Monday, June 1st in Germany

 
Thrash metal legends EXODUS are set to kick off their upcoming European headline tour on June 1st, 2015. The European dates kick off in Hamburg, Germany at Knust and end in Helinski, Finland on June 26th. The tour includes several festivals, including Sweden Rock Festival, Forta Rock Festival, Copenhell Festival, Metal Frenzy Festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, Hellfest Festival, and Tuska Open Air.

 
EXODUS just wrapped up a successful U.S. run with headliners TESTAMENT and special guests SHATTERED SUN, dubbed the Dark Roots of Thrash II tour. Later this year, EXODUS will take part in the Motörhead's Motörboat Cruise, departing from Miami, FL on September 28th.

 
"We're already out here in Europe ready to kill," states vocalist Steve "Zetro" Souza. "We are currently in Spain and ready for the rest of Europe and all the festivals. See you in the pit for The Toxic Waltz!"

 
Catch EXODUS in Europe this summer - see below for all dates.

 
EUROPEAN HEADLINE TOUR:

6/1 - Hamburg, Germany @ Knust

6/2 - Leipzig, Germany @ Hellraiser

6/4 - Solvesborg, Sweden @ Sweden Rock - Sweden Rock Festival

6/5 - Hanover, Germany @ Musikzentrum

6/6 - Njmegen, Netherlands @ Forta Rock Festival

6/7- Moscow, Russia @ Volta Club

6/8 - St. Petersburg, Russia @ Zal Ozhidaniya

6/10 - Berlin, Germany @ Bi Nuu

6/11 - Luxembourg, Luxembourg @ den Atelier

6/12 - Vienna, Austria @ Szene

6/13 - Nova Gorcia, Slovenia @ Mostovna

6/14 - Brno, Czech Republic @ Faval Club

6/15 - Warsaw, Poland @ Proxima

6/16 - Poznan, Poland @ Eskulap

6/17 - Essen, Germany @ Turok

6/18 - Copenhagen, Denmark @ Copenhell Festival

6/19 - Gardelegen, Germany @ Metal Frenzy Festival

6/20 - Hasselt, Belgium @ Graspop Metal Meeting

6/21 - Clisson, France @ Hellfest Festival

6/23 - London, England @ Underworld

6/24 - London, England @ Underworld

6/25 - Manchester, England @ Academy 3

6/26 - Helinski, Finland @ Tuska Open Air Metal Festival -

 
MOTORHEAD'S MOTORBOAT CRUISE:

9/28-10/2 - Miami, FL @ Port of Miami

Get Your Tickets this Weekend!

ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL Launches "Get One, Give One" in Honor of U.S. Military Personnel

BEGINNING May 22 @ 10:00am Local Time:

For every ticket purchased, a ticket will be donated to a military service member in your city!

www.rockstarmayhemfest.com

 
2015 Line-Up:

SLAYER

King Diamond

HELLYEAH, The Devil Wears Prada, Whitechapel

Thy Art Is Murder, Jungle Rot, Sister Sin, Sworn In

Shattered Sun, Feed Her To The Sharks, Code Orange, Kissing Candice



The world's biggest heavy music touring festival, the 8th annual ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL, recently announced its blistering heavy metal and hard rock line-up. Featuring 13 bands performing on the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAIN STAGE and the VICTORY RECORDS STAGE, the festival will feature five-time-nominated, two-time Grammy winning legends Slayer as headliners, as well as additional performances from King Diamond, HELLYEAH, The Devil Wears Prada, Whitechapel, Thy Art Is Murder, Jungle Rot, Sister Sin, Sworn In, Shattered Sun, Feed Her To The Sharks, Code Orange and Kissing Candice.

 
It's no secret that the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL supports our nation's military servicemen and women without hesitation. The festival is kicking off this Memorial Day weekend with a special "Get One, Give One" ticket offer, beginning, Friday, May 22 at 10:00am local time. For every ticket purchased over Memorial Day weekend, the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL will donate a ticket to a military organization in that city so that a current or former service member can also go to the local show. What a great way to rock out and support the troops!  Hurry - the deal ends on Monday, May 25 at 10:00pm local time!


One Ticket Purchased = One Ticket Donated, it's that simple! Please note that this "Get One, Give One" ticket offer is not valid in Boise, Council Bluffs, Gilford, New Braunfels (San Antonio), Toronto and Milwaukee markets.

 
Tickets for the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL are on sale now for all markets! Get your tickets now via www.rockstarmayhemfest.com.

 
The festival will kick off on June 26th at Sleep Train Amphitheater in San Diego, CA and ends at Gexa Energy Amphitheater in Dallas, TX on August 2nd. See below for all confirmed tour dates.

 
2015 ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL:

6/26 - San Diego, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheater

6/27 - San Bernardino, CA @ San Manuel Amphitheater

6/28 - Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheater

6/30 - Auburn, WA (Seattle) @ White River Amphitheater

7/1 - Boise, ID @ Idaho Center Amphitheater

7/3 - Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Amphitheater

7/4 - Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater

7/5 - Denver, CO @ Red Rocks

7/7 - Council Bluffs, IA @ Harrah's Council Bluffs

7/8 - Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom

7/10 - Noblesville, IN (Indianapolis) @ Kilpsch Amphitheater

7/11 - Clarkston, MI (Detroit) @ DTE Energy Amphitheater

7/12 - Tinley Park, IL (Chicago) @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheater

7/15 - Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

7/17 - Camden, NJ (Philadelphia) @ Susquehanna Bank Arts Center

7/18 - Burgettstown, PA (Pittsburgh) @ First Niagara Pavilion

7/19 - Hartford, CT @ Xfinity Theatre

7/21 - Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center

7/22 - Gilford, NH @ Meadowbrook (Bank of NH Pavilion)

7/24 - Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live

7/25 - Boston, MA @ Xfinity Center

7/26 - Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach

7/29 - Atlanta, GA @ Aaron's Amphitheater at Lakewood

7/31 - San Antonio, TX @ Whitewater Amphitheater

8/1 - Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

8/2 - Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Amphitheater

 
* Lineups in each city may vary.  Go to www.rockstarmayhemfest.com for full lineup details.

RONNIE JAMES DIO's 5th Year Remembrance Celebration Begins Friday, May 15th - New Performers, Speakers and Celebrity Bowlers Announced!


Join Best Metal Performance GRAMMY Winners

Jack Black & Kyle Gass (TENACIOUS D)

Eddie Money

Tom Morello (RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE)

Tyler Connolly (THEORY OF A DEADMAN)

Lita Ford

Steven Adler (GUNS N' ROSES, ADLER)

Christian Martucci & Roy Mayorga (STONE SOUR)

Chris Broderick (ACT OF DEFIANCE, formerly of MEGADETH)

Members of DIO & More in Celebrating the Life and Music of RONNIE JAMES DIO!

A Weekend of Events in Los Angeles - May 15-17, 2015

www.diocancerfund.org/events

 
The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, founded in memory of the voice of Rainbow, Black Sabbath and Dio, will kick off a weekend of celebratory activities this Friday, May 15th to commemorate the 5th anniversary of the singer's untimely death from gastric cancer on May 16, 2010. The RONNIE JAMES DIO 5th Year Remembrance weekend will include a BOWL FOR RONNIE Celebrity Bowling tournament (May 15), a public Memorial Service celebration (May 16), and the inaugural RIDE FOR RONNIE motorcycle ride and BBQ (May 17). Each event will be hosted by Eddie Trunk of VH1's That Metal Show.

 
Today, the Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund is revealing a slew of newly announced celebrity performers, presenters, and celebrity bowlers involved in the events this year. New confirmations include Tom Morello (RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE), Tyler Connolly (THEORY OF A DEADMAN), Lita Ford, Steven Adler (GUNS N' ROSES, ADLER), and more, in addition to prior additions Jack Black & Kyle Gass (TENACIOUS D), rock music legend Eddie Money, and others.

 
See below for an updated listing of activities, performers/performances, celebrity bowlers, presenters.


MAY 15th: BOWL FOR RONNIE Celebrity Bowling Tournament

Pinz Bowling Center

12655 Ventura Boulevard

Studio City, CA 91604

7:00-11:00pm

 
Hosted by Eddie Trunk of VH1's That Metal Show, this will be an evening of fun, food, entertainment and, of course, bowling with rock stars and celebrities competing for trophies in the name of raising funds and awareness for the Ronnie James Dio SUAS Cancer Fund. A silent auction will include collectible bowling pins autographed by artists such as Tenacious D, Aerosmith, Fleetwood Mac, YES, Anthrax and Metallica and in addition to many more major items. Music will be provided by KNAC.com's DJ Will.

 
BOWLING PRICES & INCENTIVES BREAKDOWN:

To purchase tickets and read further details on each package: http://www.diocancerfund.org/bowlforronnie

 
INDIVIDUAL GUEST (Non-Bowler)

($50 per person)

 
INDIVIDUAL BOWLER

($75 per person)

 
TEAM/ CORPORATE LANE

($1,500 one lane with 6 bowlers)

 
CONFIRMED BOWLERS:

Ann Boleyn (Hellion)

Athena (Lee) Kottak (Femme Fatale)

Audie Desbrow (Great White)

Bjorn Englen (Dio Disciples)

Bob Kulick (Paul Stanley Band)

Brian Tichy

Chris Broderick (Act Of Defiance)

Christian Martucci (Stone Sour)

Courtney Cox (Femme Fatale)

Craig Goldy (Dio)

Dave Alford (Rough Cutt)

Eddie Trunk

Erin Gavin (Femme Fatale)

Gabbie Rae

Gonzo Sandoval (Armored Saint)

Henry Derek

Jack Black (Tenacious D)

Janis Tanaka (Femme Fatale)

Jeff Pilson (Dio, Foreigner)

Jimmy Bain (Dio)

Katt Scarlett (Femme Fatale)

Kyle Gass (Tenacious D)

Lorraine Lewis (Femme Fatale)

Marc Ferrari (Keel)

Mark Kendall (Great White)

Marty O'Brien (Lita Ford)

Matt Duncan (DC4/Odin)

Michael Lardie (Great White)

Monte Pittman (Madonna, solo artist)

Nick Van Dyk

Nikki Stringfield (Femme Fatale)

Patrick Kennison (Lita Ford)

Phil Sandoval (Armored Saint)

Ricky Warwick (Black Star Riders)

Rock Feinstein (Elf, The Rods)

Robbie Crane (Black Star Riders)

Rowan Robertson (Dio, DC4, Bang Tango)

Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour)

Rudy Sarzo (Dio, Ozzy, Whitesnake, Quiet Riot, Gunzo)

Sean McNabb (Quiet Riot, Lynch Mob)

Simon Wright (Dio)

Scott Snyder (Great White)

Scott Warren (Dio)

Steven Adler (Guns 'n Roses, Adler)

Terry Ilous (Great White)

Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine, solo artist)

Tyler Connolly (Theory of a Deadman)

 
ATTENDING ONLY:

Joe Retta (Dio Disciples)

Joey Vera (Armored Saint, Fates Warning)

John Konesky (Tenacious D)

John Spiker (Tenacious D)

Keith St. John (Montrose, Burning Rain)

Lita Ford

Oni Logan (Dio Disciples, Lynch Mob)

Shane Fitzgibbon

Tracii Guns (Gunzo, LA Guns)

Brooks Wackerman (Tenacious D, Bad Religion)

Vinny Appice (Dio, Heaven & Hell)


MAY 16: Ronnie James Dio 5th Year Memorial Service

and Celebration of Ronnie's Music

Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills

6300 Forest Lawn Drive

Los Angeles, CA 90068

1:00-5:00pm (doors at 12:00pm)

 
MORE INFO: http://www.diocancerfund.org/events/

 
A FREE public Memorial Service will take place at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills on Saturday, May 16 to celebrate the 5th Anniversary of Ronnie's passing. Several former band members and friends who worked with Ronnie over his illustrious career will be speaking and performing his music. As seating for this event is limited, if you are interested in attending, please send an email, along with your name, phone number and the number of seats to: info@diocancerfund.org

 
CONFIRMED SPEAKERS:

Dr. Sandy Kapoor

Lita Ford

Wyn Davis

Dean Schachtel

April Eppolito

Sheila Melody

Paul Shortino

Rock Feinstein

Vinny Appice

Steve Mignardi

Rudy Sarzo

Craig Goldy

Scott Warren

Scott (Big Scott) Sentinella

Wendy Dio

 
CONFIRMED PERFORMANCES/ATTENDEES:

    "LISA" (acoustic) - Lita Ford, Patrick Kennison (The Union Underground), Marty O'Brien
    "HEAVEN & HELL" (acoustic) - GREAT WHITE
    "LAST IN LINE" (acoustic) - GREAT WHITE feat. Lorraine Lewis (Femme Fetale)
    "TAKE HER" - ROUGH CUTT (Paul Shortino, Amir Derakh, Chris Hager, Matt Thorne, Dave Alford)
    "MISTREATED" - John Payne (Asia), Rock Feinstein (Elf, The Rods), Christian Martucci (Stone Sour), Sean Mcnabb (Quiet Riot, Dokken, Great White), Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour) & Scott Warren (Dio, Heaven & Hell)
    "RAINBOW IN THE DARK" - Gabbie Rae, Rowan Robertson (Dio), Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot, Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake, Geoff Tate, Dio), Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, Dio, Rick Derringer, Heaven & Hell) & Scott Warren (Dio, Heaven & Hell)
    "SIGN OF THE SOUTHERN CROSS" - Ann Boleyn, Craig Goldy (Dio), Sean Mcnabb (Quiet Riot, Dokken, Great White), Simon Wright (Dio, AC/DC) & Scott Warren (Dio, Heaven & Hell)
    "STARGAZER" - DIO DISCIPLES:  Oni Logan (Lynch Mob), Joe Retta (Sweet), Craig Goldy (Dio), Bjorn Englen (Hellion), Simon Wright (Dio, AC/DC) & Scott Warren (Dio, Heaven & Hell)
    "STAND UP AND SHOUT" - Ricky Warwick (Black Star Riders), Robbie Crane (Black Star Riders), Chris Broderick (ex-Megadeth, Act of Defiance), Jimmy Bain (Dio, Rainbow) & Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, Dio, Rick Derringer, Heaven & Hell)

 
MAY 17: RIDE FOR RONNIE Motorcycle Ride and BBQ

Harley-Davidson of Glendale
3717 San Fernando Rd
Glendale, CA 91204

Pre-Registered Rider Check-In

On-Site Registration

9:00am - 10:45am


Continental Breakfast

9:00am - 10:30am

 
Kickstands Up at 11:00am
   

To
   

Los Encinos State Historic Park
16756 Moorpark Street
Encino, CA 91436

BBQ & Live Music
12:00pm to 5:00pm

 
RIDER REGISTRATION & BBQ ADMISSION:

Rider $75

Rider & Passenger $120

BBQ General Admission $55

http://www.diocancerfund.org/rideforronnie

 
Riders will check-in at Harley-Davidson of Glendale, where they can enjoy a continental breakfast with entertainment and prizes provided by The Sound 100.3. The first 200 registered riders will receive a limited edition RIDE FOR RONNIE Challenge Coin! Participants will depart Glendale, traveling the freeways of the north San Fernando Valley, then down the 405 to a BBQ at Los Encinos Historical Park in Encino. The BBQ will feature great food and drink, live music by Ronnie's former bandmates and friends, raffle prizes, live auction and much more! A special Condor Squadron fly-by of seven vintage World War II airplanes will take place at 2:30pm at the BBQ. http://www.condorsquadron.org/

 
BBQ is included for registered riders and passengers. BBQ-only tickets for non-riders are available for advance purchase. Please note: event is subject to sell-out and tickets may not be available at the door. Avoid disappointment and purchase your tickets in advance!

 
CONFIRMED PERFORMERS:

***Performances subject to change/surprises

·         Eddie Money

·         Dio Disciples: Oni Logan (Lynch Mob), Joe Retta (Sweet), Craig Goldy (Dio), Bjorn Englen (Hellion), Simon Wright (Dio, AC/DC), Scott Warren (Dio, Heaven & Hell)

·         Gabbie Rae, Rowan Robertson (Dio), Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot, Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake, Geoff Tate, Yngwie, Dio, Blue Oyster Cult), Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, Dio, Rick Derringer, Heaven & Hell), Scott Warren (Dio, Heaven & Hell)

·         DC4:  Shawn Duncan (Armored Saint), Jeff Duncan (Armored Saint), Matt Duncan (Armored Saint) & Rowan Robertson (Dio)

Others: Joe Colover, John Hatfield, Jessie Sanches, Patrick Martin


This weekend's events are sponsored by Monster Energy, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, 100.3 FM The Sound, Ninkasi Brewing, B.R. Cohn Winery & Olive Oil Company and Western Bagels.

 
Check back at the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund website www.diocancerfund.org for updates.

 
A privately funded 501(c)(3) charity organization dedicated to cancer prevention, research and education, the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund has already raised close to $1 million in its short history. Monies raised have been committed to the cancer research work of the T. J. Martell Foundation for Cancer, AIDS and Leukemia Research, the gastric cancer research unit of the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, where Ronnie was treated for gastric cancer during the last six months of his life, and other cancer research projects.

 

 


D.O.A. releases new single "The Cops Shot a Kid"

In reaction to the recent deaths of African Americans at the hands of police in Ferguson, Missouri, Baltimore, Maryland and New York City, D.O.A. one of the world's most political bands has released a new single: "The Cops Shot a Kid (Gonna Be A Riot)," the first single from D.O.A.'s upcoming studio album "Hard Rain Falling" on Sudden Death Record. The single will be officially released on I Tunes Wednesday May 13th.

Joe Keithley, Canada's punk godfather had this to say "I am outraged by the deaths of unarmed suspects at the hands of various police forces in the USA. Of course I realize that there are a lot of good cops that do a difficult job every day, but some of the recent killing sure looks like it's rooted in racism. So I wrote this song about these injustices and the inevitable reaction that will likely follow from the folks in that neighborhood Police should be wearing body cams while on duty. Look at it this way if it weren't for bystanders with cell phones, the public would be not seen what had happened and the truth could have been severely impeded."

D.O.A. is still working on their new 12-song studio album "Hard Rain Falling" and their Kickstarter Campaign will be active until the end of the month.

The band started in 1978 and is known as Canada's punk pioneers. Canada's godfather of punk Joe Shithead Keithley originated the term 'hardcore" back in 1980 and the band pushed the term into the common vernacular with their landmark album Hardcore 81.

"When I started writing songs for Hard Rain Falling I listened to our early stuff like Hardcore 81 and the Disco Sucks EP and I tried to take same direct to the point, wild and political approach," says Keithley. "So it's back to D.O.A.'s roots the way we are approaching this album."

Keithley with the help of his notorious rhythm section, Paddy Duddy (drums) and Mike Hodsall (bass) will record an album that harks back to the basics of early punk. It will contain fast, short, frantic songs that dive deep into urgent issues of out time: racism, war, gangs, oil pipelines and environmental degradation.

REMAINING TOUR DATES
Wednesday May 13th - Neurolux, Boise, ID
Thursday May 14th - Big Dipper, Spokane, WA
Friday May 15th - Highline, Seattle, WA
Saturday May 16th - Emerald of Siam, Richland, WA

Joe Keithley is on Twitter! Follow Joe and the D.O.A. gang on Twitter @DOAJoe and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/DOAPUNK

IN ADVANCE OF STREET DATE, PUNK/NEW WAVE
SUPERGROUP DEAD MEN WALKING STREAM FULL
DEBUT ALBUM "EASY PIRACY" ON ALLMUSIC
 
DEAD MEN WALKING FEATURES ICONS FROM THE
STRAY CATS, THE ALARM, AND THE DAMNED; DEBUT ALBUM
DUE OUT NEXT WEEK VIA SLIMSTYLE RECORDS



(New York, NY) - In advance of the official release of punk/new wave supergroup Dead Men Walking's debut album, EASY PIRACY, the full album is now available for streaming on Allmusic; click here to check it out.  EASY PIRACY is due out next week on May 5th via Slimstyle Records.  Dead Men Walking is comprised of musical icons Mike Peters of The Alarm (vocals), Captain Sensible of The Damned (bass/vocals) and Slim Jim Phantom of The Stray Cats (drums/vocals) along with Chris Cheney from The Living End (guitar/vocals).  Of the debut album EASY PIRACY, Captain Sensible commented, "I know pirates are kinda trendy and all that but when you listen to the album it sounds pretty much as you'd expect if a bunch of swashbuckling chancers got together and formed a garage band.  Keeping the record sessions as free of modern processors, maximisers and correction software as possible gave the music a glorious natural feel. As for the handclaps - who's NOT partial to a bit of glam rock? We'll have see about the eye shadow and stack heels though. But never say never..."

 
Of Dead Men Walking and EASY PIRACY, AudioFuzz commented, "This is a band to end all bands, something that must be heard to be believed."  To celebrate the album's release, Dead Men Walking will perform a limited run of tour dates on the west coast of the United States around the release of EASY PIRACY.  Please see below for tour dates.

 
Playing their first show in Los Angeles at The Troubadour on September 14th, 2014, Dead Men Walking's live shows have featured such special guest performers as comedian/actor/musician Fred Armisen, Brian Setzer of The Stray Cats, Mick Jones and Topper Headon of The Clash, Duff McKagan of Guns N' Roses/Velvet Revolver/Loaded, Billy Duffy of The Cult, Lemmy of Motorhead and more.  Look for guests like these and others at next week's shows!

 
Dead Men Walking tour dates:

 
MAY

 5         Seattle, WA                 Crocodile Café

 6         Portland, OR               Dante's

 7         San Francisco, CA     Brick & Mortar Music Hall

 8         Santa Ana, CA            Constellation Room

 9         Los Angeles, CA         The Troubadour

10        San Diego, CA            Soda Bar

 

THE SPACEMAN HIMSELF ACE FREHLEY RETURNS AND GRAND FUNK ROAILROAD'S FORMER FRONTMAN MARK FARNER DEBUTS ON THE LATEST EPISODE OF "THAT METAL SHOW"

Alice Cooper Guitarist Nita Strauss Makes Her Guest Musician Debut

 
(April 23rd, 2015 - New York, NY) - Episode 10 of season 14 of VH1 Classic's centerpiece in original programming "That Metal Show" marks the return of Kiss original guitarist Ace Frehley and the debut of former Grand Funk Railroad singer and guitarist Mark Farner. Ace chats with hosts Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson, and Jim Florentine about Kiss's long overdue induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, being on stage with his former band mates, and his frustrations with the original Kiss lineup not performing together at the ceremony. Mark Farner shares stories of the early Grand Funk Railroad days, even telling about a time they opened for Led Zeppelin and how he was blown away watching them perform. He says it is still one of the best performances he has ever seen to this day.

 
The episode also features the debut of Nita Strauss from Alice Cooper as the guest musician. Nita is only the second female musician to grace the second stage. Nita tears it up on the guitar and also talks about playing with Alice Cooper, being discovered while performing the national anthem at an LA Kiss football game, and the solo album she is currently working on.

 
This week's "Rank" segment finds Frehley creating the definitive list of the Kiss albums he performed on. He jokingly states that he couldn't rank certain albums higher because his recollection of recording them was a blur. Eddie continues to impress the panel during this week's "Stump The Trunk" and this week's "Throwdown" puts the debut Led Zeppelin album against the debut Black Sabbath album. The panel is split but the audience declares a clear-cut winner between the two. The "TMS Top 5" takes a week off but "Take It Or Leave It" returns, as the topic is the recent announcement of the retirement of Twisted Sister.

 
Fans can watch all previous episodes and other exclusive bonus clips at ThatMetalShow.VH1.com and on the new VH1 app as well as the new "That After Show" segment.

Official AGNOSTIC FRONT Full-Length Documentary "THE GODFATHERS OF HARDCORE" Begins Production - Coming Fall 2016

 
Featuring Years' Worth of Never-Before Seen, Up Close and Personal Footage

Support the Project via Kickstarter - www.godfathersofhardcore.com

Earn Unique Prizes:

ESP Viper-100FM STBLK Guitar, backplate signed by AGNOSTIC FRONT

One-of-a-Kind AGNOSTIC FRONT Boots Etched Brass Pins

Custom Vinnie Stigma Ringtones

Limited Edition Agnostic Front Skate Deck

Personal Lower East Side tour with Vinnie Stigma

"Kickstarter Executive Producer" Credit

& More

 
A Film by Ian McFarland of McFarland & Pecci


 
Roger Miret and Vinnie Stigma are lynchpins of New York Hardcore (NYHC), and their band AGNOSTIC FRONT played a key role in defining, shaping and establishing the cultural code of conduct for the still-thriving movement. Film and music video director Ian McFarland (Rungs in a Ladder: Jacob Bannon, The Outlaw: Dan Hardy, The Problem Solver: Joe Lauzon, Meshuggah, Killswitch Engage, Fear Factory, Agnostic Front) is crafting an intimate portrait of these two men - two of the most respected individuals in the 35-year history of hardcore punk music - dubbed The Godfathers of Hardcore.

 
Miret and Stigma have remained close friends through great adversity that often threatened their very existence. Today, Roger and Vinnie are primed and reaching into 50's and 60's, balancing jobs and families, in addition to an upcoming touring schedule that will take them all over the world. The Godfathers of Hardcore will serve as an up-close-and-personal look into the lives of these different yet inseparable musical icons, and in the process will illustrate the tenacity, optimism and enthusiasm with which they both approach their band to this day. Since the beginning, Miret and Stigma took on the system with fists clenched, and throughout the decades, they've maintained the powerful and youthful (if not as destructive) mindset that started it all.

 
The Godfathers of Hardcore is already in the midst of production and features intimate footage captured by McFarland over the past several years, but to do the story the greatest justice possible, director Ian McFarland is reaching out to the band's diehard fans, offering them a chance to join in supporting the film via a new Kickstarter campaign: www.godfathersofhardcore.com (redirects to Kickstarter)

 
The Kickstarter campaign will take place over the course of the next few weeks (ending on May 17th) and features unique incentives such as an ESP Viper-100FM STBLK Guitar with backplate signed by AGNOSTIC FRONT, custom Vinnie Stigma ringtones, a limited edition AGNOSTIC FRONT skate deck, a personal Lower East Side tour with Vinnie Stigma, and even a "Kickstarter Executive Producer" credit on the film. The goal is to raise $15,000, and afterwards, some amazing stretch goals will be added (details coming soon).

 
Over the next three weeks, McFarland will be adding more one-of-a-kind incentives, in addition to giving updates on the project and filming. McFarland adds, "Unlike a large number of Kickstarter projects, our production team has already begun filming the movie and have shot a good amount of footage. We need this Kickstarter to help us with getting our film team over to Europe to travel with AGNOSTIC FRONT at the end of May."

 
AGNOSTIC FRONT exists on a level all their own - a level of their own creation. Join director Ian McFarland in supporting his creation, his vision, and his story of one of the most influential bands of all time, The Godfathers of Hardcore, and watch the story live on in film! www.godfathersofhardcore.com


As a part of a potent subculture, AGNOSTIC FRONT probably will never sit beside Aerosmith and the Beatles in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Nor have they been showered with platinum records or the rock and roll riches reserved for acts that value popularity over integrity. Miret and Stigma are perfectly happy with the niche they've carved for themselves, and the effect they've had on an entire subgenre that had infiltrated both the counter-culture and impacted the mainstream. A recent article in the New Yorker about hardcore music quoted was named "United Blood," after AGNOSTIC FRONT's first album. The band continues to play major slots on high-profile international festivals and their recently-released album, "The American Dream Died," has earned the band some of its strongest reviews in years.

 
AGNOSTIC FRONT's past legacy is perhaps even more praiseworthy than their present accomplishments. The movement the band pioneered has had a profound effect on millions of fans and musicians, as well as skateboarders, bikers and other individualists who refuse to accept the status quo. In a landscape of increasing apathy and complacency, the messages AGNOSTIC FRONT presents are as relevant today as they were in the '80s when the band members were impoverished, scrappy and ambitious, often fighting for their very survival as well as the perseverance of their volatile but highly inspirational band.

 
Back in the '80s, Miret and Stigma roamed the dangerous streets of NYC's Lower East Side, fighting those who got in their way and laying down the gauntlet for the music they believed in and were willing to defend with their lives. At the time, they had no idea that the band that meant the world to them and the culture populated by runaways, street kids, punks, skinheads and other social misfits would also resonate with a generation of other music fans and musicians including Metallica's Kirk Hammett, Anthrax's Scott Ian and Pantera's Phil Anselmo, not to mention Cremaster's Mathew Barney and electronic guru Moby. Roger Miret, 50 (vocalist), a Cuban-refugee from an abusive home and Vinnie Stigma, 59 (guitarist), a second-generation true-blue New York Italian, found each other on the rough streets of NYC in the early 1980s, becoming fast friends and developing an unbreakable bond. Together, over the next three decades, they became the "Godfathers of New York City Hardcore" - creating a vehicle through which three generations of fans could grow, scream and band together as one in the face of diversity, violence and discrimination. Through the strength and bonds of brotherhood, Roger and Vinnie birthed something larger than themselves - they birthed a revolution.

 
Along the way, they experienced some of the most harrowing blows a band can endure, including various line-up changes, Roger's incarceration and the subsequent collapse of the band. After Roger was released in the late 1990's from New York's Wallkill Correctional Facility, Roger and Vinnie reunited, picking up right where they left off. Still touring and recording today, AGNOSTIC FRONT is the very embodiment of hardcore: endurance, perseverance, brotherhood, strength against oppression and the will to keep going, obstacles be damned.



SLAYER NEARING COMPLETION OF NEW ALBUM
Band's 2015-2016 Global Tour Kicks off April 24
Band will Headlline the 2015 Mayhem Festival and Play
Other Headline and Major Outdoor Festival Dates


LOS ANGELES, CA - (MONDAY, April 20, 2015) - Slayer - bassist/vocalist Tom Araya, guitarist Kerry King, and returning drummer Paul Bostaph, along with touring guitarist Gary Holt and producer Terry Date - has completed recording what is one of the most highly-anticipated albums of 2015, Slayer's 11th studio album and the band's first new effort since 2011's Grammy-nominated World Painted Blood.  The currently untitled album is expected out later this year, and will be released on Slayer's own as yet unnamed label (through Nuclear Blast).

Slayer will tour extensively to support the new album, headlining this summer's Mayhem Festival as well as playing other major outdoor festivals and several "An Evening With..." Slayer-only concerts.  The confirmed itinerary is below.

Following Slayer's studio sessions in March 2014 that yielded the track "Implode," offered by the band as a free download, Slayer recorded on and off between September and mid-January at L.A.'s Henson Studios, and is currently mixing the album.  Eleven songs have been recorded, but what will end up on the final track listing is yet to be determined.  Early reports indicate that Slayer fans have a lot to look forward to - the new music is a sonic assault of brutal, ominous, lightening-fast and heavy-as-hell music with lyrics that unmask what Slayer knows best - the terror, the corruption and the societal turmoil that dominates our world.

"The new songs have that iconic Slayer feel," said Nuclear Blast America's General Manager Gerardo Martinez.  "Tom's vocals are probably the best I've heard in two decades, and Kerry, Paul and Gary are playing their asses of with powerful, intense performances and riffs and beats that are absolutely lethal."

Fans got a second preview of the new album this past Saturday when another one of the new songs, "When The Stillness Comes," was released as a limited-edition (only 5000 copies worldwide), seven-inch vinyl picture disc exclusive for Record Store Day.

The new album marks the first time Slayer has worked with producer Terry Date (Slipknot, Soundgarden, Deftones), Bostaph's return to the Slayer recording line-up since 2001's God Hates Us All, and Holt's first appearance on a Slayer album.  It's also the first Slayer album without the presence of founding guitarist Jeff Hanneman, athough a Hanneman-penned song is on the final track listing.

According to Araya, "Jeff had always been writing and demoing songs, even up until shortly before he passed.  You can tell by the quality of his songwriting that this was his passion.  There will be a song written by Jeff on the new album.  Everything but the vocals had been completed, so we did the vocals and it's done.  And there are a few more of Jeff's songs that we might record and release in the future."

"With this new album," added King, "Tom, Paul and I put all of our ideas out on to the table, working in a more collaborative way toward the ultimate heavy outcome.  And I've got to give big props to Gary who played lead on several of the new songs.  I think he got all of his leads done in one day - he's a maniac!"

Confirmed Slayer tour dates:

APRIL
24   Iron City, Birmingham, AL*
25   Monter Energy Welcome to Rockfille, Metropolitian Park, Jacksonville, FL 
26   Civic Theatre, New Orleans, LA*

MAY
 1    Lunatic Luau, Farm Bureau Live, Virginia Beach, VA
 3    Carolina Rebellion, Charlotte, NC
22   Rocklahoma, Pryor, OK
23   Socorro Casino, El Paso, TX*

JUNE
13   Bonnaroo, Manchester, TN
16   Paramount, Huntington, Long Island NY*
17   Paramount, Huntington, Long Island NY*
19   State Theatre, Portland, ME
20   Amnesia Rock, Montebello, Montreal

(Mayhem headline dates):
26   Sleep Train Amphitheatre, San Diego, CA
27   San Manual Amphitheatre, San Bernardino, CA
28   Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA
30   White River Amphitheatre, Seattle, WA

JULY
 1    Idaho Center Amphitheatre, Boise, ID
 3    Ak-Chin Amphitheatre, Phoenix, AZ
 4    Isleta Amphitheatre, Albuquerque, NM
 5    Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Denver, CO
 7    Harrah's Council Bluffs, Council Bluffs, IA
 8    Eagles Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI
10   Kilpsch Amphitheatre, Indianapolis, IN
11   DTE Energy Amphitheatre, Detroit, MI
12   First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, Chicago, IL
15   Molson Canadian Amphitheatre, Toronto, ON  CANADA
17   Susquehanna Bank Arts Center, Camden, NJ
18   First Niagara Pavilion, Pittsburgh, PA
19   Xfinity Theatre, Hartford, CT
21   PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ
22   Meadowbrook (Bank of NH Pavilion), Gilford, NH
24   Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA
25   Xfinity Center, Boston, MA
26   Nikon at Jones Beach, Wantagh, NY
29   Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood, Atlanta, GA
31   Whitewater Amphitheatre, San Antonio, TX

AUGUST
 1    Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Houston, TX
 2    Gexa Energy Amphitheatre, Dallas, TX


* "An Evening with..." headline dates



   



The ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL Announces Official 2015 Artist Line-Up

SLAYER

King Diamond

HELLYEAH, The Devil Wears Prada, Whitechapel

Thy Art Is Murder, Jungle Rot, Sister Sin, Sworn In

Shattered Sun, Feed Her To The Sharks, Code Orange, Kissing Candice

 
Tickets On Sale Beginning Friday April 17, 2015 at 10:00am Local Time

 
General Admission Festival and Lawn Tickets are only $19.99 including all fees

For the first 72 Hours of Onsale (while supplies last)



The world's biggest heavy music touring festival, the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL enters its eighth year with another fantastic heavy metal and hard rock line-up, featuring 13 bands performing on the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAIN STAGE and the VICTORY RECORDS STAGE.

 
The ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAIN STAGE will feature some of the most ground-breaking heavy bands of all time, spanning the originating years of heavy metal to today! The main stage will feature five-time-nominated, two-time Grammy winning legends Slayer as headliner, as well as additional performances from King Diamond, HELLYEAH, and The Devil Wears Prada. The VICTORY RECORDS STAGE will feature headliner Whitechapel as well as Thy Art Is Murder, Jungle Rot, Sister Sin, Sworn In, Shattered Sun, Feed Her To The Sharks, Code Orange and Kissing Candice.

 
Kerry King, guitarist of ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAIN STAGE headliners Slayer states, "I don't know if third time will be a charm, but it will definitely be hellish! Slayer and King Diamond on stage for the first time together in the States- NEVER has Mayhem been more evil. DON'T FUCKIN' MISS IT."

 
ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAIN STAGE performer and heavy metal hellion King Diamond states, "This is going to be one hot and hellish summer! Slayer and King Diamond on the same stage - it does not get more devilish than this! We will be putting on a one hour set with the full King Diamond stage production. As for a set list, I'm not gonna reveal that here, but it will be built around "Dreams of Horror". The Puppet Master will be there with Grandma, and we will even go as far back in time as to 1777 (hint). You're all in for one hell of a show if you come to this Sabbath!"

 
"It has been eight years and it feels like it started just yesterday. We are so excited about this year's lineup and having the mighty Slayer back in support of a new album. In addition, the first time for King Diamond and HELLYEAH will be awesome, as well as The Devil Wears Prada's first time on the Main Stage.  The Victory Stage has amazing bands and will play throughout the day.  Heavy music is thriving in America and we are excited to be  a part of it," state John Reese and Kevin Lyman, ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL producers.

 
Tickets for the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL go on sale beginning April 17th at 10:00am local time. Please note - Houston, TX tickets go on sale on April 24th at 10:00am local time. General Admission Festival and Lawn Tickets are only $19.99 including all fees for the first 72 hours of onsale (while supplies last).

 

The festival will kick off on June 26th at Sleep Train Amphitheater in San Diego, CA and ends at Gexa Energy Amphitheater in Dallas, TX on August 2nd. See below for all confirmed tour dates.

 

2015 ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL:

6/26 - San Diego, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheater

6/27 - San Bernardino, CA @ San Manuel Amphitheater

6/28 - Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheater

6/30 - Auburn, WA (Seattle) @ White River Amphitheater

7/1 - Boise, ID @ Idaho Center Amphitheater

7/3 - Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Amphitheater

7/4 - Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater

7/5 - Denver, CO @ Red Rocks

7/7 - Council Bluffs, IA @ Harrah's Council Bluffs

7/8 - Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom

7/10 - Noblesville, IN (Indianapolis) @ Kilpsch Amphitheater

7/11 - Clarkston, MI (Detroit) @ DTE Energy Amphitheater

7/12 - Tinley Park, IL (Chicago) @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheater

7/15 - Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

7/17 - Camden, NJ (Philadelphia) @ Susquehanna Bank Arts Center

7/18 - Burgettstown, PA (Pittsburgh) @ First Niagara Pavilion

7/19 - Hartford, CT @ Xfinity Theatre

7/21 - Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center

7/22 - Gilford, NH @ Meadowbrook (Bank of NH Pavilion)

7/24 - Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live

7/25 - Boston, MA @ Xfinity Center

7/26 - Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach

7/29 - Atlanta, GA @ Aaron's Amphitheater at Lakewood

7/31 - San Antonio, TX @ Whitewater Amphitheater

8/1 - Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

8/2 - Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Amphitheater

 

* Lineups in each city may vary.  Go to www.rockstarmayhemfest.com for full lineup details.

 

 

D.O.A. Announces New Album Kickstarter Campaign

Western US Tour Dates Scheduled For May


D.O.A. is starting work on a new studio album. The band started in 1978 and is known as Canada's punk pioneers. Canada's godfather of punk Joe Shithead Keithley originated the term 'hardcore" back in 1980 and the band pushed the term into the common vernacular with their landmark album Hardcore 81. Now the band needs funding to help pay for their new 12 song studio album HARD RAIN FALLING
.

"When I started writing songs for Hard Rain Falling I listened to our early stuff like Hardcore 81 and the Disco Sucks EP and I tried to take same direct to the point, wild and political approach," says Keithley. "So it's back to D.O.A.'s roots the way we are approaching this album."

Keithley with the help of his notorious rhythm section, Paddy Duddy (drums) and Mike Hodsall (bass) will record an album that harks back to the basics of early punk. It will contain fast, short, frantic songs that dive deep into urgent issues of out time: racism, war, gangs, oil pipelines and environmental degradation.

There are all sorts of unique ways to participate with a ton of different packages: Signed CDs, signed D.O.A. w/ Black Flag posters, D.O.A. w/ Minor Threat posters, D.O.A. guitar and bass played on the bands' 2014 China Tour, signed drum skins from the album recording, Shithead's jean jacket, stickers, Joe's Green Party and NDP campaign lawn signs, a punk rock tour of Vancouver w/ Joe, download of the new album and maybe even D.O.A. playing in your basement

To check out the album: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1499437606/doa-hard-rain-falling-album

TOUR DATES:
Tuesday May 5th - Jub Jub's Thirst Parlor, Reno , NV - TBC
Wednesday May 6th - The Parkside, San Francisco, CA
Thursday May 7th - Los Globos, Los Angeles, CA ( this is in Silver Lake, just east of Hollywood)
Friday May 8th - Soda Bar, San Diego, CA
Saturday May 9th - The Dive Bar, Las Vegas, NV
Sunday May 10th - The Launchpad, Albuquerque, NM
Monday May 11th - Moon Room, Denver, CO
Tuesday May 12th - Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City, UT
Wednesday May 13th - Neurolux, Boise, ID
Thursday May 14th - Big Dipper, Spokane, WA
Friday May 15th - Highline, Seattle, WA
Saturday May 16th - Emerald of Siam, Richland, WA

Joe Keithley is on Twitter! Follow Joe and the D.O.A. gang on Twitter @DOAJoe and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/DOAPUNK

Video Preview of Heavy Metal Art Book ...And Justice For Art Released

 
Foreword by MORBID ANGEL's David Vincent

 
Out April 15, 2015 - Pre-Order via Big Cartel


A stunning video preview of "And Justice For Art" book has been released. Pre-orders for limited second edition are now available.


 
According to Morbid Angel's legendary bassist/vocalist, David Vincent, the book ...And Justice For Art: Stories About Heavy Metal Album Covers is set to become "a historical document about the importance of Metal album covers." This volume is a one-of-a-kind collection of stories that recount for the first time, all the particulars behind the making of artworks as iconic as SLAYER's "Reign In Blood", MORBID ANGEL's "Blessed Are The Sick", METALLICA's "And Justice For All", MOTORHEAD's "Orgasmatron", DEATH's "Symbolic",  ANTHRAX's "Among The Living", CARCASS'  "Heartwork", TESTAMENT's "Dark Roots Of Earth", OPETH's "Heritage", AT THE GATES' "Slaughter Of The Soul," VAN HALEN's "1984" and many others.

 
Watch a detailed video preview of the book here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjHdQGDkunQ

 
The book is officially available on April 15. Amazingly, the pre-sales for the first edition sold out in less than 10 days. Because of this, author Ramon 'Oscuro' Martos (who writes for MetalUnderground.com, This Is Metal Magazine, and PureGrainAudio.com, etc.) and co-publisher, Dark Canvas, decided to launch a second edition of 300 additional copies that are now available for pre-order via Big Cartel at:  http://andjusticeforart.bigcartel.com/product/and-justice-for-art-stories-about-heavy-metal-album-covers

 
Martos spent more than three years researching and interviewing more than 100 established and underground Metal bands for the book as well as renowned visual artists like Travis Smith, Eliran Kantor, Paul Raymond Gregory, Arik Roper, and Joe Petagno, among others.

 
The book's foreword was written by Morbid Angel's David Vincent. It features more than 400 graphics (some of them never seen before) and 264 glossy, color pages. It was printed thanks to a successful Indiegogo crowd-funding campaign that Martos launched last year raising 236% of its original goal. And Justice For Art is also scheduled to be one of the main attractions of the Rock & Metal Gallery at the UK's famous Bloodstock Open Air in August 2015.

 
Several personalities of the Metal scene have already given praises to the book. For example, Cattle Decapitation's vocalist, Travis Ryan, affirmed that this volume is "exactly what the music world needs to remind us all just how important album covers have been to all of us that grew up surrounding ourselves with physical media." Obituary's drummer, Donald Tardy, declared: "I think this book will help to keep alive all these artworks." In addition, While Heaven Wepts's guitarist, Tom Phillips, commented that "And Justice For Art delves far deeper into the behind-the-scenes stories than any other art books that I'm aware of. I have no doubt it will become an important document for musicologists in years to come."

 
For more details visit www.andjusticeforart.com. You can also visit the book's official Facebook community or contact andjusticeforart@gmail.com.

CHEETAH CHROME LIVE IN NEW YORK
APRIL 25TH AT BOWERY ELECTRIC WITH CBGB ALUMNI
THE SPLIT SQUAD AND THE FLESHTONES

April 2, 2015 (Nashville, TN) -- Plowboy Records announces New York City show for Cheetah Chrome straight off a rigorous SXSW schedule with umpteen live shows, a conference panel and more. The punk icon and legendary Dead Boys and Rocket From The Tombs guitarist is promoting his current release titled, SOLO, out on Plowboy Records.


CHEETAH CHROME LIVE IN NEW YORK CITY
Saturday, April 25th
at Bowery Electric
with The Fleshtones, The Split Squad


The Split Squad is Clem Burke of Blondie on drums; Michael Giblin of Parallax Project on bass and vocals; Josh Kantor of The Baseball Project on keyboards; Eddie Munoz of The Plimsouls on guitar and backing vocals; Keith Streng of the Fleshtones on guitar and vocals. Streng will do double duty also playing with the Fleshtones.

The Fleshtones, known as America's Garage Rock Band, "mix the fuzz guitar and Farfisa organ sounds of that genre with rockabilly, '50s and '60s R&B, and surf into a potent retro stew the group likes to call "super rock." (AllMusic.com)


Cheetah Chrome is a founding member of Rocket From The Tombs, The Dead Boys and The Batusis (with Sylvain Sylvain of the New York Dolls). His latest release is titled, SOLO, and includes cuts from a 1996 recording session produced by Genya Ravan (with executive producer Hilly Kristal) and from a Nashville session in 2010 featuring Sylvain Sylvain (New York Dolls), Lez Warner (The Cult), and Sean Koos (Joan Jett and The Blackhearts). The EP came out the same day as the CBGB movie. His autobiography, 'Cheetah Chrome: A Dead Boy's Tale: From the Front Lines of Punk Rock,' was published in 2010. He lives in Nashville.

ANTHRAX NEARS COMPLETION OF NEW ALBUM,
2015 TOUR DATES START APRIL 24
Band Will Special Guest on Volbeat Dates,
Play Several Major Music Festivals
and Debut Live "Soror Irrumator"
From the "Game of Thrones" Mixtape



LOS ANGELES, CA - (Tuesday, March 31, 2015) -- Anthrax, five-time-Grammy-nominated, Platinum-selling, and card-carrying-member of The Big Four, will begin the set-up of its brand new album when the band hits the road late next month.  First up, a six-week-plus North American trek that will include 24-dates with Volbeat, as well as appearances at five major outdoor festivals - Northern Invasion (outside of Minneapolis), Rock On The Range (Columbus, OH), Rocklahoma (Pryor, OK), and the San Antonio and Kansas City Rockfests.  Dates start in Denver, CO on April 24 (the complete itinerary is below).

On this first leg, Anthrax will play a "fan favorites" set, comprised of band classics such as "Anti-Social," "Madhouse," "Caught In A Mosh," "I Am The Law" and "Indians."  The set will also feature one brand new song, "Soror Irrumator (Lords of The Rock)," Anthrax's contribution to HBO's "Game of Thrones'" "Catch The Throne Mixtape, Vol II" which was made available on March 17 and is already getting airplay on hard rock radio.  Anthrax's Bello, Benante and Ian are massive fans of the show, so having been asked to write a song for the Mixtape was an enormous thrill.  You can hear "Soror Irrumator (Lords of The Rock)" (and the entire mixtape) for free on Soundcloud and iTunes.

Anthrax's new album follows the band's 2011 Grammy-nominated, critically-acclaimed Worship Music that featured the return of "classic era" vocalist Joey Belladonna, was named one of the best metal albums for 2011 by countless media outlets, and provided the band with the rock'n'roll comeback story of the year.  The new album is also the recording debut for guitarist and newest band member Jon Donais.  "Jon's been great," said Scott Ian.  "So far, he's played lead on at least seven or eight of the tracks, and they all sound amazing."

The writing process for the new album began as far back as late 2013 when Benante began exchanging suggested riffs and other musical ideas with Bello and Ian.  With producer (and "sixth member of the band") Jay Ruston, formal writing sessions began last Fall, culminating with about 20 original songs, almost twice as many as the band had ever brought to the recording studio in the past. 

Anthrax - Joey Belladonna/vocals, Frank Bello/bass, Charlie Benante/drums, guitarist Jon Donais  and Scott Ian/rhythm guitar - started recording the new album in November last year.  According to Benante, "'Worship Music' started a new chapter in our career, and it has served as an inspiration for this new album.  'Worship' was made up of a lot of different types of songs, some thrashy, some very mid-90s Anthrax-sounding, but this new one is really thrashy."

Said Bello, "The thing about Anthrax...we have this heavy, thrashy music and Joey's powerful and melodic vocals.  I love heavy music, but I also love melody, so the challenge is to blend them together so they sound like Anthrax, and I think we've done a really good job of that, especially on this new record."

"The lyrics I write tend to go along with the way the music sounds, and this new music is very angry," Ian added.  "Lots of people said that 'Worship Music' was a return to the roots of the band...well, this record is even more so.  Unlike 'Worship Music,' we wrote this new album with a line-up, with Joey in the band, and that has made all the difference in the world.  Joey being a part of the band again, going on five years already, it definitely feels like a unit.  Everything that was great about him on 'Worship' is there even more on this new record."

"I know that there are a lot of expectations out there for this new album," Bello admitted, "but that doesn't really affect us because we write the way we write.  We're all from New York, so we love a challenge, and while I'm happy to have people say that Anthrax is back and that 'Worship Music' was the best album of our career, we raised the bar on this one, I think we have the goods with the new songs, and I'm proud to say that.  At the end of the day, all you can do is have it come from the heart, do your best, and hope that people like it.  That's what we did with 'Worship Music,' and look what happened."

Anthrax's new album, as yet untitled, will likely be released later this year.

Dates for Leg One of Anthrax's 2015-2016 tour are as follows:

APRIL
24   1stBank Center, Denver, CO*
25   Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, Rapid City, SD*
27   Spokane Arena, Spokane, WA*
28   Adams Center, Missoula, MT*
29   WaMu Theatre, Seattle, WA*

MAY
 1     Revolution Place, Grande Prairie, AB*
 2     Rexall Place, Edmonton, AB*
 3     Calgary Stampede Corral, Calgary, AB*
 4     SaskTel Centre, Saskatoon, SK*
 6     Brandt Centre, Regina, SK*
 7     Ralph Englestad Arena, Grand Forks, ND*
 9     Northern Invasion Festival, Somerset Amphitheatre, Somerset, WI
10    WJJO MayDay MayLay, Alliant Energy Ctr. Memorial, Madison, WI
12    General Motors Centre, Oshawa, ON*
13    TD Place, Ottawa, ON*
14    Quebec Colisee Pepsi, Quebec City, QC*
15    CEPSUM Montreal, Montreal, QC*
17    Rock on the Range - Mapfre Stadium, Columbus, OH
18    Dow Events Center, Saginaw, MI*
19    Ford Center, Evansville, IN*
20    Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL*
22    Tyson IBF Events Center, Sioux City, IA*
23    Rocklahoma/Prior Creek Music, Pryor, OK
24    Rockfest, AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX
25    Baloonfest, Wet & Wild Water World, El Paso
27    Verizon Grand Prairie, Dallas, TX*
28    Bayou Music Center, Houston, TX*
30    Rockfest, Liberty Me. Park, Kansas City, MO
31    Outdoors at Pop's, St. Louis, MO*

JUNE
2      Hammerstein Ballroom, New York, NY*

* Volbeat dates

 


SECOND ANNUAL

MOTÖRHEAD'S MOTÖRBOAT

SET FOR SEPTEMBER 28-OCTOBER 2

NORWEGIAN SKY WILL BECOME

'THE LOUDEST BOAT IN THE WORLD'

WITH PERFORMANCES FROM

SLAYER,

MOTÖRHEAD,

ANTHRAX, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, HATEBREED, EXODUS, CROBOT,

PHIL CAMPBELL'S ALL STARR BAND AND MORE


DURING CRUISE FROM MIAMI WITH STOPS IN NASSAU AND

GREAT STIRRUP CAY IN THE BAHAMAS



"a metalhead's dream. Think Hard Rock Hell-with-hot-tubs.

On the high seas. With a hard on."

--Classic Rock, October 2, 2014


Motörhead's Motörboat will embark on its second voyage September 28 through October 2, 2015 on Norwegian Sky, departing Port Miami, with stops in Nassau and the private picturesque island of Great Stirrup Cay in The Bahamas. The Loudest Boat In The World will feature performances from some of the greatest heavy rock bands in the world, including Slayer, Motörhead, Anthrax, Suicidal Tendencies, Hatebreed, Exodus, Crobot, Phil Campbell's All Starr Band, Motor Sister, Kyng, Fireball Ministry, Huntress, and more.

 
Motörhead's Motörboat offers guests a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to share an experience with their favorite bands and to see unforgettable performances on various stages throughout the ship and on the island of Great Stirrup Cay.

 
Staterooms go on sale Wednesday, March 25 at 2:00 PM ET at www.MotorheadCruise.com.

 
Motörhead founder Lemmy Kilmister says, "And so the Motörboat sets sail one more time - better get your tickets now, or be left sobbing on the dock! Oh - and we promise not to run out of beer this time!"

 
Slayer's Kerry King says, "Slayer is crashing the Motörboat party!! I, personally, will be keeping the bar in business. Hell will be coming with us. Light it up!!!"

 
Motörhead--the world's biggest and baddest rock & roll band of all time--are celebrating their 40th anniversary and recently returned to the studio to begin work on their 22nd studio album. The band's song "Heartbreaker"--from their mammoth Aftershock album, which debuted at #22 on the Billboard 200--was nominated in the "Best Metal Performance" category at this year's Grammy Awards. In 2005, Motörhead won the Grammy in the same category for the song "Whiplash." Through tenacity, hard work, and a deep-seated ability to produce an original, face-melting sound, Motörhead--Lemmy Kilmister (bass, vocals), Phil Campbell (guitar) and Mikkey Dee (drums)--has become one of the most popular bands in the world with a fanbase that is second to none. www.imotorhead.com

 
The Chicago Tribune's Greg Kot wrote that the five-time-nominated, two-time Grammy winning Slayer is "one of the great American rock bands of the last 30 years, forget about genre." Indeed, few bands come close to matching the intensity that Slayer brings to its live shows, having been named "Best Live Band" by numerous media outlets including Revolver, SPIN, and Metal Hammer. With songs that mirror the turmoil and aberrations of our society, Slayer remains crushing and brutal, steadfastly refusing to cater to the mainstream. Slayer recently formed its own label imprint that will be distributed worldwide through Nuclear Blast, and plans to release a new album in 2015. Slayer--Kerry King (guitar), Tom Araya (bass/vocals), Paul Bostaph (drums) and Gary Holt (touring guitarist)--will tour extensively to support the new music. www.slayer.net

 
2015 marks the first excursion on Norwegian Sky for Motörhead's Motörboat. The contemporary ship offers 13 complimentary and specialty dining options, 12 bars and lounges, a coffee bar, an outdoor pool, and five hot tubs. While onboard, guests can try their luck in the Sky Club Casino, relax in the onboard spa and get their heart pumping in the fitness center or full basketball court.

 
For the debut Motörhead's Motörboat cruise in 2014, an international, multigenerational audience from over 30 countries came together to celebrate the legacy of the cruise's iconic namesake and escape into five days of true rock 'n' roll living with no holds barred. Highlighted by a pair of ear-splitting performances from Motörhead themselves, Motörhead's Motörboat 2014 featured more than 30 performances by 15 of rock and metal's top artists, including heavy metal all-star band Metal Allegiance, Anthrax, Testament, Down, and Zakk Wylde.

 
Writing about last year's experience, RollingStone.com proclaimed, "Anthrax, Lemmy Kilmister, hundreds of metalheads and a naked, inflatable doll make the Motörboat cruise completely unforgettableMotörboat brought heavy metal to the high seas and featured a previously unseen combination of gambling, belly-flopping, shirtlessness, guitar soloing and even yoga [September 29, 2014]."


Website: www.MotorheadCruise.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/motorheadcruise

Twitter: https://twitter.com/themotorboat

Instagram: https://instagram.com/themotorboat/

2014 Video Flashback: https://vimeo.com/channels/820089

 

RONNIE JAMES DIO's 5th Year Remembrance Celebration:

New Details Announced


Los Angeles - May 15-17, 2015

 
www.diocancerfund.org/events  
   


The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, founded in memory of the voice of Rainbow, Black Sabbath and Dio, recently announced a weekend of celebratory activities to commemorate the 5th anniversary of the singer's untimely death from gastric cancer on May 16, 2010. The events will take place from May 15-17, 2015 in Los Angeles, CA, and sponsors so far include:  Monster Energy, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, 100.3 FM The Sound, Ninkasi Brewing, and Western Bagels.

 
Today, the organization is announcing more details regarding each specific date and their individual activities.

 
As previously announced by Ronnie James Dio SUAS Cancer Fund Co-Founder/President Wendy Dio, the weekend will include a public Memorial Service, as well as a BOWL FOR RONNIE Celebrity Bowling tournament and the inaugural RIDE FOR RONNIE motorcycle ride and BBQ. See below for an updated listing of activities, ticket prices, and other information.

 
MAY 15th: BOWL FOR RONNIE Celebrity Bowling Tournament

Pinz Bowling Center

12655 Ventura Boulevard

Studio City, CA 91604

 
TO PURCHASE TICKETS: http://www.diocancerfund.org/bowlforronnie

 
Hosted by Eddie Trunk of VH1's That Metal Show, this will be an evening of fun, food, entertainment and, of course, bowling with rock stars and celebrities competing for trophies in the name of raising funds and awareness for the Ronnie James Dio SUAS Cancer Fund. A silent auction will include collectible bowling pins autographed by artists such as Aerosmith, Fleetwood Mac, YES, Anthrax and Metallica and in addition to many more major items. Music will be provided by KNAC.com's DJ Will.

 
BOWLING PRICES & INCENTIVES BREAKDOWN:

INDIVIDUAL GUEST (Non-Bowler)

($50 per person)

Event entrance for one, Two drink tickets, All you can eat pizza

 
INDIVIDUAL BOWLER

($75 per person)

Event entrance for one, Two drink tickets, All you can eat pizza, Shoe rental & bowling

 
TEAM/ CORPORATE LANE

($1,500 one lane with 6 bowlers)

Show off your team skills and charitable spirit. Gather your friends or represent your company with this fun package deal. Trophies and bragging rights for the ages. Lane for 6 bowlers including shoe rental, your company or team name added to three day event program, your company or team logo displayed on your lane and throughout event on flat screens, pizza and 2 drink tickets per person. Lane purchase includes 2 VIP party passes, (Additional VIP party passes sold separately up to 6 per lane)

 
MAY 16: Ronnie James Dio 5th Year Memorial Service

and Celebration of Ronnie's Music

Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills

6300 Forest Lawn Drive

Los Angeles, CA 90068

 
MORE INFO: http://www.diocancerfund.org/events/

 
A FREE public Memorial Service will take place at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills on Saturday, May 16 to celebrate the 5th Anniversary of Ronnie's passing. Several former band members and friends who worked with Ronnie over his illustrious career are expected to speak and perform his music. As seating for this event is limited, if you are interested in attending, please send an email, along with your name, phone number and the number of seats to: info@diocancerfund.org

 
MAY 17: RIDE FOR RONNIE Motorcycle Ride and BBQ

Harley-Davidson of Glendale
3717 San Fernando Rd
Glendale, CA 91204

Pre-Registered Rider Check-In

On-Site Registration

9:00am - 10:45am

 
Continental Breakfast

9:00am - 10:30am

 
Kickstands Up at 11:00am
   

To
   

Los Encinos State Historic Park
16756 Moorpark Street
Encino, CA 91436

BBQ & Live Music
12:00pm to 5:00pm


RIDER REGISTRATION & BBQ ADMISSION:

Rider $75

Rider & Passenger $120

BBQ General Admission $55

http://www.diocancerfund.org/rideforronnie

 
Riders will check-in at Harley-Davidson of Glendale, where they can enjoy a continental breakfast with entertainment and prizes provided by The Sound 100.3. The first 200 registered riders will receive a limited edition RIDE FOR RONNIE Challenge Coin! Participants will depart Glendale, traveling the freeways of the north San Fernando Valley, then down the 405 to a BBQ at Los Encinos Historical Park in Encino. The BBQ will feature great food and drink, live music by Ronnie's former bandmates and friends, raffle prizes, live auction and much more! BBQ-only tickets available to non-riders.

 
BBQ included for registered riders & passengers. BBQ-only tickets for non-riders are available for advance purchase. Please note: event is subject to sell-out and tickets may not be available at the door. Avoid disappointment and purchase your tickets in advance!

 
Check back at the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund website www.diocancerfund.org for updates.

Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of MOTÖRHEAD!

 
Rock N' Roll Legends MOTÖRHEAD to Appear on VH1 Classic's THAT METAL SHOW This Saturday, March 7th


Airing at 9:00pm/8:00pm CT

 
Currently Recording Upcoming Studio Album with Producer Cameron Webb - Due Fall 2015

 
On Tour this Summer/Fall + MOTÖRHEAD Motörboat Sets Sail Again!


 
Celebrating their 40th anniversary as rock n' roll's undisputed rebels, musical legends MOTÖRHEAD will appear on this weekend's edition of VH1 Classic's That Metal Show! The show airs this Saturday, March 7th at 9pm/8pm Central, and features Lemmy, Phil and Mikkey of MOTÖRHEAD as the honored Metal Modem guests via remote video. Make sure to tune in, and for more information on the show, please visit www.vh1.com/shows/that_metal_show.

 
MOTÖRHEAD are currently in the recording studio with longtime producer Cameron Webb working on their upcoming album, which is due out Fall 2015. The revered trio will support the Foo Fighters on tour this July in Japan and Korea (including a stop at the longest-standing music fest in Japan, the Fuji Rock Festival on July 24th, and the Ansan Valley Rock Festival in South Korea on July 26th) in addition to planning a U.S. tour in late summer 2015.

 
Additionally, the band will set sail on the MOTÖRHEAD Motörboat cruise in late September. Last year, an international, multi-generational audience from over 30 countries came together to celebrate the legacy of the cruise's iconic namesake and escape into five days of true rock'n'roll living with no-holds barred! Last year's Motörboat cruise included performances from MOTÖRHEAD themselves, plus more than 30 performances by 15 artists, including Anthrax, Testament, Down, Zakk Wylde and High On Fire across four stages throughout the ship, as well as meet and greets with all of the artists, a book signing with Megadeth's David Ellefson, a spoken word performance by Anthrax's Scott Ian, an artist Q&A hosted by Jim Breuer, and some special rockin' from the Metal Allegiance featuring a slew of musicians from the bands performing.

 
If last year's cruise, concerts, and tours are any indication (including their highly-regarded Coachella 2014 performance, which garnered press honors such as Rolling Stone's "50 Best Things @ Coachella" and OC Weekly's "The Best of Coachella"), MOTÖRHEAD has no intention of slowing down!

 
Far beyond being a stellar addition to the band's legendary catalog, MOTÖRHEAD's most recent release, Aftershock, is widely regarded as one of the best musical releases of the last few years. Aftershock marked MOTÖRHEAD's biggest selling first week and highest US chart debut numbers to date. In addition, Aftershock  single "Heartbreaker" was nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance category, marking the band's fourth Grammy nomination. In 2005, MOTÖRHEAD won the Grammy for Best Metal Performance for their track "Whiplash".

 
You can order Aftershock now in Limited Edition Digipack format via Amazon. The album is also available in regular CD format and vinyl (gatefold - 180-Gram Single LP).

 
For more information on MOTÖRHEAD and their current and upcoming releases and performances, visit www.udr-music.com and www.imotorhead.com.

Anthrax Studio Update: 

There's a Monster at the End


Brand new video clip from Anthrax, shot during the recording of their upcoming album due out later this year.  Anthrax - Charlie Benante/drums, Frank Bello/bass, Scott Ian/rhythm guitar, Joey Belladonna/vocals, and guitarist Jon Donais - have been working in Los Angeles with producer Jay Ruston.  Check it out:

http://youtu.be/0D_NIIiXcZ


Upcoming Anthrax tour dates:

APRIL
24  1st Bank Center, Denver, CO*
25  Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, Rapid City, SD*
27  Spokane Arena, Spokane, WA*
28  Adams Center, Missoula, MT*
29  WaMu Theatre, Seattle, WA*

MAY
 1  Revolution Place, Grande Prairie, AB Canada*
 2  Rexall Place, Edmonton, AB Canada*
 3  Calgary Stampede Corral, Calgary, AB Canada*
 4  SaskTel Centre, Saskatoon, SK Canada*
 6  Brandt Centre, Regina, SK Canada*
 7  Ralph Englestad Arena, Grand Forks, ND*
 9  Northern Invasion Festival, Somerset Amphitheater, Somerset, WI
12  General Motors Centre, Oshawa, ON Canada*
13  TD Place, Ottawa, ON Canada*
14  Quebec Colisee Pepsi, Quebec City, QC*
15  CEPSUM Montreal, Montreal, QC*
18  Dow Events Center, Saginaw, MI
19  Ford Center, Evansville, IN*
20  Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL
22  Tyson IBF Events Center, Sioux City, IA*
27  Verizon Grand Prairie, Dallas, TX*
28  Bayou Music Center, Houston, TX*
31  Outdoors at Pop's, St. Louis, MO*

JUNE
 2  Hammerstein Ballroom, New York, NY*

* with Volbeat

British Metal Legends SAXON Announce "Warriors of the Road" U.S. Tour with ARMORED SAINT + Select Dates with JUDAS PRIEST

 
Heavy Metal Thunder - Bloodstock Edition

The Saxon Chronicles

OUT NOW via UDR Music

 
2015 Marks the 35th Anniversary of SAXON!



SAXON kicked off 2015 with the re-release of two classic collections, each covering significant career highlights as well as offering something new in their 2015 versions. The re-release of their greatest hits album Heavy Metal Thunder made its market re-entry together with a brand new bonus CD, Live At Bloodstock, in addition to re-issue of The Saxon Chronicles, a double-disc DVD which now also includes a bonus CD titled Rock'n'Roll Gypsies 1989 Live.

 
Now, SAXON is making another big announcement for this spring - the British heavy metal legends will embark on a nine-date U.S. tour, dubbed the "Warriors of the Road" tour, beginning in May. The run includes support from Armored Saint on most dates, and also includes select one-off dates with Judas Priest. The tour kicks off in New York City at BB Kings on May 12th and features a stop at Rock On The Range. The tour closes in Los Angeles, CA at the House of Blues on May 30th.

 
"We're looking forward to the US tour in May," states vocalist Biff Byford. "We'll be playing some shows with the mighty Judas Priest and with Armored Saint. The last time we toured with them was 1981, I think. Rock On The Range  looks like a great line up too - I can't wait to get on stage and fill your heads with Heavy Metal Thunder! Bring it on!"

 
See below for a full listing of tour dates.

 
SAXON "Warriors of the Road" U.S. Tour w/ Armored Saint:

5/12 - New York City, NY @ BB Kings w/ Armored Saint

5/13 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium w/ Armored Saint

5/16 - Columbus, OH @ MAPFRE Stadium (formerly Crew Stadium) @ Rock On The Range

5/17 - Cincinnati, OH @ The Shoe w/ Judas Priest

5/19 - St. Charles, MO @ Family Area w/ Judas Priest

5/20 - Council Bluffs, IA @ Harrah's Casino-Stir Cove w/ Judas Priest

5/21 - Rosemont, IL @ Rosemont Theater w/ Judas Priest

5/23 - San Antonio, TX @ 210 Kapone's Live w/ Armored Saint

5/24 - Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live w/ Armored Saint

5/26 - Mesa, AZ @ Club Red

5/27 - Las Vegas, NV @ Vinyl at Hard Rock

5/29 - San Jose, CA @ Rock Bar w/ Armored Saint

5/30 - Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues w/ Armored Saint

Crate Digger: An Obsession With Punk Records
by Bob Suren
Available on June 9th - Trade Paperback, 192 Pages - $14.95

An insider's account of the last 30 years of punk rock and vinyl records,
including new information on many punk luminaries.


Bob Suren spent more than 30 years immersed in punk rock. His obsession with punk music, culture, and especially record collecting began with a loaned mix tape in a small town in Florida when he was a teenager and slowly took over all aspects of his life.

He started a record label and distribution company, opened a record store, managed a thriving bootleg merchandise empire, published a magazine, promoted shows, and traveled the world with his own band. He mentored generations of younger punks and built a movement that put Florida on the map. He stayed a step ahead of all the ups and downs of the music industry, always pioneering.

Join Bob as he hangs out with punk luminaries like Jello Biafra, The Meatmen, Raw Power, Black Flag, The Dead Boys, Millions of Dead Cops, Rattus, and more. He relates his (mis)adventures breaking his curfew to see the Dead Boys' last show, almost getting arrested after seeing the Ramones, touring with his bands in Egypt, Ecuador, Brazil, and more.

As Jeff Nelson of Minor Threat said, "Really brings to life the early days of the American punk scene as it spread slowly across the country, through turntables, fanzines, and word of mouth. His vivid vinyl recollections illustrate how good record stores and adventurous college radio stations were so essential in bringing startling new music into the lives of many previously isolated kids. It follows the trajectory of a kid-turned-concert-promoter as his passion for music became all-consuming."

Then one day it all fell apart. He'd built up his life like a record collection, but it didn't satisfy him anymore. He sold everything, dropped out, moved far from home to start fresh... and wrote this book.

Crate Digger is written in short spurts tied to actual records. The result is real, heartfelt, and deeply informed by the music of the last thirty years. It's a basic piece of your punk history collection.

DORO: Reigning Queen Of Metal To Kick Off US Tour Next Week!


Reigning queen of metal, DORO PESCH, is readying to kick off another stretch of US tour dates next week. Slated to embark in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on March 3rd, DORO will rumble stages through Virginia, Georgia, Texas, Colorado, Arizona, Nevada and California with the eleven-date run coming to a close at the legendary Whiskey a Go Go in Los Angeles. The trek follows DORO's East Coast run last Fall. Support will be provided by Santa Cruz hard rock/heavy metal unit, Archer.  


 
Said DORO of her return to the US, "I'm so excited to start the second leg of the US tour! I can't wait to see all our diehard fans and our new fans on this run. We will rock like there's no tomorrow and it will be only the best of the best songs in our setlist and a totally awesome show. I feel we're stronger than ever and since the fans are the most important thing in our lives, we can't wait to kill on this tour and blow everybody's minds. I'm so looking forward to rocking everyone's world. We will play lots of Warlock tunes, songs from our latest record Raise Your Fist and more! Hope to see everyone!"

 
DORO w/ Archer:
3/03/2015 The Legendary Dobbs - Philadelphia, PA
3/04/2015 Empire - Springfield, VA
3/05/2015 The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
3/08/2015 Scout Bar - Houston, TX
3/09/2015 Trees - Dallas. TX
3/11/2015 Bluebird Theater - Denver, CO
3/13/2015 Club Red - Tempe, AZ
3/14/2015 City National Groove - Anaheim, CA
3/15/2015 Ramona Main Stage - Ramona, CA
3/17/2015 LVCS - Las Vegas, NV
3/18/2015 Whiskey a Go Go - Los Angeles, CA

 
DORO will be touring in support of her Raise Your Fist full-length, released worldwide via Nuclear Blast in 2012. Dubbed, "50 minutes of expertly crafted Teutonic metal," by Outburn who crowned DORO, "...the classiest lady in metal," Raise Your Fist boasts guest appearances by Motörhead's Lemmy Kilmister and Ozzy/Firewind guitarist Gus G, and artwork by British artist and longtime DORO collaborator Geoffrey Gillespie. An import version of DORO's Raise Your Fist - 30 Years Anniversary Edition is currently available via the Nuclear Blast Webshop and includes new and rare tracks plus a bonus CD entitled Powerful Passionate Favorites comprised of cover versions of Dio, Led Zeppelin, Metallica, and Kiss songs.

 
DORO's latest bout of live dates continues a worldwide trek marking an astounding thirty years since the release of DORO's first record - Warlock's Burning The Witches. Beginning with a mammoth headlining set at 2013's Wacken Open Air, which boasted a record-breaking attendance of over 95K, DORO has since played two special anniversary shows in her hometown of Düesseldorf as well as countless festival appearances and performances throughout Europe, the UK, and Latin America and will make her mark again Stateside!

 

VH1 CLASSIC'S FLAGSHIP SERIES "THAT METAL SHOW" RETURNS THIS SATURDAY WITH ALL NEW EPISODES AT 9:00PM ET/PT

 
Rush's Geddy Lee Returns For The First Time Since Season 1

Dream Theater's John Petrucci Makes His "That Metal Show" Debut as Guest Guitarist

Special Walk-On Appearance By Def Leppard's Joe Elliott

 
New Digital Only Content "That After Show" To Debut Online

 
(February 20th, 2015 - New York, NY) - Kicking off what's guaranteed to be the best season of "That Metal Show" yet, VH1 Classic's centerpiece in original programming returns this Saturday at 9:00PM ET/PT, repeating at 11:00PM ET/PT. The acclaimed hard rock/heavy metal talk show, hosted by Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson, and Jim Florentine returns for its fourteenth season this weekend. The debut episode marks the return of Rush's Geddy Lee for the first time since the show's inaugural season. Geddy discusses various topics including the upcoming Rush R40 Live 40th Anniversary Tour, the band's historic career, and what fans can expect from Rush moving forward. "We're at a point in our career where we have to slow down," admits Lee on the show. The hosts also get Geddy to "Rank" his favorite Rush albums with surprising results. (Moving Pictures is Geddy's favorite). Geddy also opens up about his love for The Who and his idol John Entwistle when he takes part in the "Put It On The Table" round of questions.

 

The episode also features Dream Theater's John Petrucci making his "That Metal Show" debut on his signature 7-string guitar. The riff master updates the hosts on Dream Theater and even talks about how he took himself away from the recording of the new Dream Theater album to be there to meet Geddy Lee. John even joins the panel for the "Throwdown," where everyone debates their favorite Rush Live album, All The World's A Stage vs. ExitStage Left.

 

The return of "Stump The Trunk" has some exciting surprises, but Eddie demonstrates that he hasn't lost his step and can still keep up with the audience. Def Leppard's Joe Elliott makes a surprise cameo during the "TMS Top 5" where the hosts and Joe discuss their favorite 70's British Rock Bands. UFO (shocker), Black Sabbath, and Mott The Hoople all make the cut when the dust settles and Ms. Box Of Junk Jennifer regains order against the arguing hosts.

 

This year, a new segment will premiere on-line called "That After Show." This new segment features an additional discussion from the episode and takes fans deeper into the stories of their favorite artists like they've never seen before. The debut of "That After Show" consists of a nervous John Petrucci interviewing his idol Geddy Lee about Rush's songwriting process. Fans can watch "That After Show" as well as previous episodes and other exclusive bonus clips at ThatMetalShow.VH1.com and on the new VH1 app.

 

Season 14 will mark the return of some notable faces in hard rock/heavy metal and contain a large group of first timers as well. Some Season 14 guests will include "That Metal Show" alumni Frank Bello/Charlie Benante/Scott Ian of Anthrax, John 5, Chris Jericho, Kerry King of Slayer, Dave Lombardo formerly of Slayer and now with Philm, Zakk Wylde, Michael Schenker, Ace Frehley, and Frankie Banali. This season marks first-time appearances for punk rock legend Marky Ramone, rap icon Darryl McDaniels of Run DMC, Gary Holt of Slayer/Exodus, Taylor Momsen of The Pretty Reckless, Max Cavalera of Soulfly, Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad, and Andy Biersack of Black Veil Brides. Motörhead and David Coverdale from Whitesnake are confirmed to appear on the show via the "Metal Modem." More guest confirmations will be announced at a later date.

 

Known for having the best musicians in music perform each week on "That Metal Show," Season 14 will continue the trend with TMS alumni Alex Skolnick of Testament, John 5 of Rob Zombie/John 5 Trio, Joel Hoekstra of Whitesnake, and Frank Hannon of Tesla. Making their TMS musical debuts will be Mike Orlando of Adrenaline Mob, and TMS favorite, the berserker, Zakk Wylde of Black Label Society. TMS first timers will be double-neck shred-master Michael Angelo Batio, Rich Ward of Fozzy, Damon Johnson of Thin Lizzy/Black Star Riders, and Nita Strauss of Alice Cooper/The Iron Maidens. Season 14 of "That Metal Show" will consist of 12 all-new episodes and will be shot at Metropolis Studios in New York City on Tuesday nights for broadcast that Saturday. Audience tickets for upcoming tapings are now available via Gotham Casting at http://gothamcasting.com/gothamrsvp/.

 

"That Metal Show" first premiered on VH1 Classic in November 2008 and since has become the only place for all things hard rock and heavy metal on cable television.  The show has been visited by some of the biggest names in the genres including members of Black Sabbath, Van Halen, Metallica, Aerosmith, Pantera, Kiss, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Pearl Jam, Guns N' Roses, Queensrÿche, Heart, and many more.

 

"That Metal Show" is a production of VH1 Classic. Lee Rolontz, Jeff Baumgardner, and Keshia Williams serve as executive producers for VH1.

 

VH1 Classic brings you the best metal, rock, soul and pop from the '70s, '80s and '90s. The channel features the gods of rock - from Black Sabbath, Metallica, and Iron Maiden to Stone Temple Pilots, Pearl Jam, and Dire Straits - in marquee concerts and music specials, and of course, tons of classic music videos. Recent big events include "National Metal Day" (11.11) and "Metal Evolution", an 11-part documentary series on the history of metal.  When it comes down to it - all music should go to 11.

 

VH1 Classic

http://vh1classic.com

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http://thatmetalshow.vh1.com

That Metal Show Facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/thatmetalshow

SLAYER TO UNLEASH BRAND NEW SONG
FOR RECORD STORE DAY
Side A: "When the Stillness Comes"


LOS ANGELES, CA - Wednesday, February 18, 2015 -- "When The Stillness Comes," the first new track from Slayer in nearly a year, will be available as part of Record Store Day on April 18, it is announced today by Slayer and Nuclear Blast.  The song, accompanied by a live recording of "Black Magic," from the band's 1983 album Show No Mercy and recorded live at the 2014 Wacken Open Air Festival, will be available as a limited-edition (only 5000 copies worldwide), 7-inch vinyl picture disc exclusively at all participating independent record stories worldwide.  Log onto  www.recordstoreday.com  for the list of stores.
Side B: "Black Magic"

Slayer - Tom Araya, Kerry King and Paul Bostaph - recorded "When The Stillness Comes" last year in Los Angeles with producer Terry Date.  Currently, the band is in the final stages of recording what will be its first new album since 2009's Grammy-nominated World Painted Blood, which is expected out later this year.

American Metal Legends TESTAMENT Announce "Dark Roots of Thrash II" Tour, Coming April 2015

 
TESTAMENT to Perform an Exclusive New Set List, Including The Legacy and The New Order in Their Entirety + Select Practice What You Preach Album Cuts

 
Re-Introducing Bassist STEVE DIGIORGIO

 
Support from Thrash Leaders EXODUS + Texas Metal Assailants SHATTERED SUN

 
TESTAMENT and EXODUS Combined VIP Meet & Greet Experience Available via www.SLOTIX.com


 
Pioneers of the classic American metal scene, TESTAMENT, are announcing what will undoubtedly be the most crushing heavy metal tour to hit North America this spring - the Dark Roots of Thrash II tour! The Dark Roots of Thrash II tour will conquer North America for five weeks, beginning April 1st in San Francisco, and will include select TESTAMENT and EXODUS festival performances. Select cities are on sale now, and more dates will be announced soon.

 
Adding to TESTAMENT's live onslaught, fans will receive a guaranteed pummelling from the Dark Roots of Thrash II tour's revered support: fellow Bay Area-thrashers EXODUS and Texas melodic metal assailants SHATTERED SUN.

 
TESTAMENT, EXODUS and SHATTERED SUN "Dark Roots of Thrash II" Dates:

04/01/15   Regency Ballroom - San Francisco, CA

04/02/15   House Of Blues - Hollywood, CA

04/03/15   Livewire - Scottsdale, AZ

04/04/15   Sunshine Theater - Albuquerque, NM

04/06/15   Aztec Theater - San Antonio, TX

04/07/15   House Of Blues - Houston, TX

04/08/15   House Of Blues - Dallas, TX

04/10/15   Pop's - Sauget, IL

04/11/15   Mojoes - Joliet, IL

04/12/15   Harpo's - Detroit, MI

04/13/15   The Intersection - Grand Rapids, MI

04/15/15   Phoenix Concert Theatre - Toronto, ON - CANADA

04/16/15   Rapids Theatre - Niagara Falls, NY

04/17/15   Starland Ballroom - Sayreville, NJ

04/18/15   The Palladium - Worcester, MA, New England Metal & Hardcore Festival

04/19/15   The Paramount - Huntington, NY

04/21/15   Mercury Ballroom - Louisville, KY

04/22/15   Cannery Ballroom - Nashville, TN

04/23/15   Masquerade - Atlanta, GA

 
Additional TESTAMENT & EXODUS Festival Dates (No SHATTERED SUN):

04/25/15 - Metropolitan Park - Jacksonville, FL, Welcome To Rockville Festival

05/01/15 - Farm Bureau Live - Virginia Beach, VA, Lunatic Luau 15

05/03/15 - Charlotte Motor Speedway - Concord, NC, Carolina Rebellion 2015

 
Additional dates will be announced soon.


In addition to its monumental line-up, the Dark Roots of Thrash II tour sees TESTAMENT serving up another surprise for die-hard fans of their early tenure. Each night, TESTAMENT will perform an epic headlining set that digs deep into the early discography that launched their worldwide career spanning two-and-a-half decades. TESTAMENT's exclusive set will feature full-album performances of 1987's classic body of work The Legacy and 1988's unrelenting The New Order, in addition to select tracks from 1989's mainstream crossover Practice What You Preach.

 
The Dark Roots of Thrash II tour marks the live re-introduction of TESTAMENT bassist Steve DiGiorgio. This isn't DiGiorgio's first time playing with TESTAMENT, as he is credited for recording bass on 1999's The Gathering and 2001's First Strike Still Deadly. Additionally, the tour will mark the live debut of Alex Skolnick's anticipated brand new signature ESP guitars and Budda amps. Learn more about the guitars and amps at these links.

 
Brothers and sisters in metal - meet TESTAMENT and EXODUS via a combined VIP Meet & Greet Experience package - available for the first time during this tour via www.slotix.com. The combined VIP experience includes:

 
·         One Premium Reserved ticket or One General Admission ticket

·         A Meet & Greet with select members of TESTAMENT and EXODUS

·         Individual & Group Photo opportunities with select members of TESTAMENT and EXODUS

·         Exclusive TESTAMENT/EXODUS poster

·         Collectible TESTAMENT/EXODUS commemorative laminate

·         On-site check-in staff


TESTAMENT vocalist Chuck Billy states, "The stars have finally aligned. After almost 30 years of touring, TESTAMENT and EXODUS get to share our individual styles of thrash metal across the U.S. and Canada. The Day of Reckoning is here and coming to a town near you. Good times with good friends - heavy metal forever!"

 
EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt adds, "EXODUS are very excited in the most violent of fashion to announce our part in the Dark Roots of Thrash II tour with our old friends and label mates TESTAMENT, as well as soon to be new friends SHATTERED SUN! This is gonna be a thrash metal tour de force and we cannot wait to deliver a Bay Area beating to everyone, everywhere, in every way! We shall see everyone out there!"

 
"We are ecstatic to announce this tour with TESTAMENT and EXODUS," offers SHATTERED SUN frontman Marcos Leal. "This will be our first national tour and we couldn't be more ready to represent and show the world what we are all about! We have been anticipating getting out there and playing this album to the fans, so the moment we have been fighting for has finally arrived! Thank you to TESTAMENT for having us out, this is a huge honor for us and our family and we look forward to wreaking havoc with our brothers in metal EXODUS."

 
The Dark Roots of Thrash II tour embodies the true lineage of American thrash metal.

MORE OF THE BIGGEST NAMES IN HARD ROCK/HEAVY METAL CONFIRMED FOR SEASON 14 OF "THAT METAL SHOW"

                                                                                                                                    
Anthrax, Dave Lombardo, John 5, Marky Ramone, Chris Jericho, Slayer, Zakk Wylde, Ace Frehley And Others To Appear On Latest Season

                                                                                                                                    
New Season Returns on Saturday, February 21st

At New Broadcast Time of 9:00PM ET/PT


                                                             
(February 17th, 2015 - New York, NY) - With the recent announcement of Geddy Lee and John Petrucci on the season premiere of VH1 Classic's centerpiece in original programming "That Metal Show," more guests have been confirmed for what promises to be the most diverse season in the show's history. Recently confirmed guests for this season are "That Metal Show" alumni Frank Bello/Charlie Benante/Scott Ian of Anthrax, John 5, Chris Jericho, Kerry King of Slayer, Dave Lombardo formerly of Slayer and now with Philm, Zakk Wylde, Michael Schenker, Ace Frehley, and Frankie Banali. This season marks first-time appearances for punk rock legend Marky Ramone, rap icon Darryl McDaniels of Run DMC, Gary Holt of Slayer/Exodus, Taylor Momsen of The Pretty Reckless, Max Cavalera of Soulfly, Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad, and Andy Biersack of Black Veil Brides. Motörhead and David Coverdale from Whitesnake are confirmed to appear on the show via the "Metal Modem." More guest confirmations will be announced at a later date.

 
Known for having the best musicians in music perform each week on "That Metal Show," Season 14 will continue the trend with John Petrucci of Dream Theater making his first-ever appearance on the debut episode. Other confirmed performers are TMS alumni Alex Skolnick of Testament, John 5 of Rob Zombie/John 5 Trio, Joel Hoekstra of Whitesnake, and Frank Hannon of Tesla. Making their TMS musical debuts will be Mike Orlando of Adrenaline Mob, and TMS favorite, the berserker, Zakk Wylde of Black Label Society. TMS first timers will be double-neck shred-master Michael Angelo Batio, Rich Ward of Fozzy, Damon Johnson of Thin Lizzy/Black Star Riders, and Nita Strauss of Alice Cooper/The Iron Maidens.

 
Kicking off what's guaranteed to be the best season of "That Metal Show" yet, Rush's Geddy Lee has been confirmed for the debut episode. He will be making his second appearance on the acclaimed hard rock/heavy metal talk show, hosted by Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson, and Jim Florentine. The episode will premiere on Saturday, February 21st at a new broadcast time of 9:00PM ET/PT, repeating at 11:00PM ET/PT the same evening.

 
Season 14 will also mark the return of some notable segments including "TMS Top 5," "Rank" and "Take It Or Leave It." The popular "Stump The Trunk" segment will also be returning as audience members go out of their way to test Eddie Trunk's vast knowledge for a chance to win a prize and see everyone's favorite Ms. Box Of Junk, Jennifer, who is also returning for the new season. Fans can watch previous episodes and other exclusive bonus clips at ThatMetalShow.VH1.com and on the new VH1 app.

 
Season 14 of "That Metal Show" will consist of 12 all-new episodes and will be shot at Metropolis Studios in New York City on Tuesday nights for broadcast that Saturday. Audience tickets for upcoming tapings are now available via Gotham Casting at http://gothamcasting.com/gothamrsvp/.

 
"That Metal Show" first premiered on VH1 Classic in November 2008 and since has become the only place for all things hard rock and heavy metal on cable television.  The show has been visited by some of the biggest names in the genres including members of Black Sabbath, Van Halen, Metallica, Aerosmith, Pantera, Kiss, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Pearl Jam, Guns N' Roses, Queensrÿche, Heart, and many more.

 
"That Metal Show" is a production of VH1 Classic. Lee Rolontz, Jeff Baumgardner, and Keshia Williams serve as executive producers for VH1.

 
VH1 Classic brings you the best metal, rock, soul and pop from the '70s, '80s and '90s. The channel features the gods of rock - from Black Sabbath, Metallica, and Iron Maiden to Stone Temple Pilots, Pearl Jam, and Dire Straits - in marquee concerts and music specials, and of course, tons of classic music videos. Recent big events include "National Metal Day" (11.11) and "Metal Evolution", an 11-part documentary series on the history of metal.  When it comes down to it - all music should go to 11.

 
VH1 Classic

http://vh1classic.com

That Metal Show

http://thatmetalshow.vh1.com

That Metal Show Facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/thatmetalshow

ICELANDIC HEAVY METAL DRAMA, METALHEAD
AVAILABLE ON DEMAND APRIL 3

SCREENINGS ANNOUNCED IN EIGHT CITIES,
INCLUDING NY, LA, SEATTLE & PORTLAND

New York, NY (February 12, 2015) - Boasting a soundtrack of '80s/'90s headbanging classics, Icelandic director Ragnar Bragason's intense drama Metalhead will be available On Demand starting April 3. Distributed by Cinelicious Pics, the VOD release will arrive shortly after a handful of special screenings being held nationwide, including at New York's Cinema Village (March 20 - 26) and Los Angeles' Laemmle NoHo 7 (March 27 - April 2) along with Seattle's SIFF Uptown Theatre (Feb. 27 - March 1) and Portland's Hollywood Theatre (April 10 - 16).  The movie will be shown in eight cities (with more to be announced soon) and a full list of screenings can be found below.

Fueled by a remarkable breakout performance by actress Thora Bjorg Helga, Bragason's drama of loss, faith, redemption, and heavy metal begins with a farming accident in the 1980's that sends a young girl named Hera and her parents into a tail-spin of grief over the death of her heavy metal music-obsessed older brother. A decade later, Hera is transformed into a surly headbanger, dressed in black leather and a Slayer t-shirt, clutching her dead brother's electric guitar as she howls anthems of rage to a barn full of cows. Seemingly trapped in a haunted landscape of slaughterhouses and barren winter fields, making all the wrong choices in her life, Hera slowly and painfully comes to terms with her family's loss and the sound of her own true voice.

Decibel Magazine premiered a scene from the film where Hera watches a newscast about the extreme nature of black metal and its connections to the Norwegian church burnings in the 1990s. "That scene is basically an exact copy of my life," Bragason recalled during an interview with Noisey about the scene, which serves as a pivotal moment in this female headbanger's life.

Watch the scene here:
www.decibelmagazine.com/featured/metalhead/


Metalhead was the winner of 8 awards at the 2014 Icelandic Film Awards (including Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor & Actress, and Original Score by noted Icelandic musician Petur Ben). It received rave reviews during the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, as well as during a special screening held at the 2014 CMJ Music Marathon in New York. "Metalhead is a very personal piece of my filmography," declares Bragason. "It grew out of my collective love for film and Metal music, which was something I grew up listening to and has been a lifelong passion of mine. I sincerely hope that the U.S audience, both fans of film and music can find in it something to love and identify with."

Watch a trailer for Metalhead here:
www.vimeo.com/105206565


View stills from Metalhead here:
www.revolvermag.com/news/photos-metalhead-film-stills.html#slide-1


Dates for upcoming screenings of Metalhead:
02/14 - Lowell, MA @ Luna Theater
02/22 - 02/23 - Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA
02/27 - 03/01 - Seattle, WA @ SIFF Uptown
02/27 - 03/05 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts
03/18 - 03/20 - New York, NY @ Scandinavia House / New Nordic Cinema
03/20 - 03/26 - New York, NY @ Cinema Village
03/27 - 04/02 - Los Angeles, CA @ Laemmle NoHo 7
04/10 - 04/16 - Portland, OR @ Hollywood Theatre
04/27 - Pleasantville, NY @ Jacob Burns Film Center


www.cineliciouspics.com/metalhead/





PUNK USA - The Rise and Fall of Lookout Records
by Kevin Prested
Availble now on Paperback, 5x8", 192 Pages

A chronicle of an influential music label (birthplace of Green Day) and the underground scene it created told through the participants own voices. Plus the detailing of missteps that squandered tens of millions of dollars through bad business decisions and damaged relationships.

Through hundreds of exclusive and original interviews, Punk USA documents an empire that was builtovernight as Lookout! Records sold millions of albums and rode the wave of the second coming of punk rock until it all came crashing down.

In 1987, Lawrence Livermore founded an independent punk label to release records by his band the Lookouts. Forming a partnership with David Hayes, the label released some of the most influential recordings from California's East Bay punk scene, including a then-teenaged Green Day. Originally operating out of a bedroom, Lookout Records created the "East Bay Punk sound," with bands such as Crimpshrine, Operation Ivy, the Mr. T Experience, and many more. The label helped to pave the way for future punk upstarts, and as Lookout! grew, young punk entrepreneurs used the label as a blueprint to try their hand at record pressing.

Kevin Prested is a music journalist, an archivist, and a musician. He wrote for the official Lookout! Records blog and website.

A small, charming, and innovative publishing house, Microcosm Publishing specializes in work designed to make the reader feel good about being alive, take an active role in bettering their life, and impact the world around them. Microcosm has developed a reputation for teaching self-empowerment, showing hidden histories, and fostering creativity through challenging conventional publishing wisdom, with books and bookettes about DIY skills, food, zines, and art. The then-distro and record-label was founded in Cleveland, OH in 1996 and is now based in Portland, OR. Microcosm constantly strives to be recognized for our spirit, creativity, and value. Our books are printed by union workers in the U.S. and we are moving towards all production using post-consumer papers, with vegan inks and bindings. Further, while only 25-35% of authors are women, over 50% of the books we publish are by women.

Purchase: http://microcosmpublishing.com/catalog/books/5160/

CHAPTERS:
1. Laytonville, The Lookouts and the early days
2. Chris Appelgren
3. Stikky, Plaid Retina and Sewer Trout
4. .Mordam Records, Yeastie Girlz
5. Operation Ivy, The Thing That Ate Floyd
6. Green Day, The Lookouts and David Hayes
8. Livermore, Appelgren and Hynes
9. Fifteen, Green Day and Al Sobrante
11. The Shit Split and Can of Pork
12. Kerplunk, Backwater Boys and a 5th
13. 1991 : The year of the Weasel
14. New romances, New bands, New Classics
15. The Queers, Queercore, & the new Lookout
16. The pre punk explosion, label departures
17. Green Day Leaves, Lookout Expands
20. Weasel Vs Vapid
21. Larry's new band, Downfall, Sweet Baby
23. Cathy Bauer & the MTX Starship
24. The Riverdales & other new arrivals
27. Weasel Vs Livermore, Lookout Record Store, The Smugglers and the Queers hit Japan
28. Furious George VS Lookout, Music Videos
29. Larry leaves, Ernst VS Green Day.
30. Samplers and the revenge of Furious George
32. The Donnas, 10 Year Anniversary
34. Lookout's 'Nero' and a Queers Casualty.
35. The Avengers, The Donna's get skintight
37. Disappointments, Departures and divorces
38. Panic Button cashes out


MONSTER ENERGY DRINK & THE WHISKY A GO-GO PRESENTS:

3rd ANNUAL ROCK AGAINST MS ALL-STAR BENEFIT CONCERT

AT THE WHISKY A GO-GO WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4TH



FEATURING: STEVE STEVENS (BILLY IDOL), STEVEN ADLER (GnR), BLASKO (OZZY), STEPHEN PERKINS (JANE'S ADDICTION), WAYNE KRAMER (MC5), MIKE WATT (STOOGES/FIREHOSE) GILBY CLARKE (GnR), BILLY MORRISON (BILLY IDOL), JEFF PILSON (FOREIGNER/DOKKEN), GRETCHEN BONADUCE, PHIL X (BON JOVI), PHIL BUCKMAN (FILTER), MARTY O"BRIEN (LITA FORD), ERIK ELDENIUS (BILLY IDOL), JOE RETTA (THE SWEET), JOHNNY GRIPARIC (SLASH'S SNAKEPIT/WALTER TROUT), MATT STARR (ACE FREHLEY), ROBERT SARZO (HURRICANE/QUEENSRYCHE), JOEY ALLEN (WARRANT), CHAS WEST (BONHAM), & MORE!!

 
MANY MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED IN THE COMING WEEKS!!

 
** A HUGE SURPRISE SPECIAL GUEST SET - NOT TO MISS !**

 
HOLLYWOOD, CA (February 5, 2015) - 3rd ANNUAL ROCK AGAINST MS returns to the Whisky A Go-Go in Hollywood with yet another amazing All-Star line up. The 3rd Annual brings back Rocks elite artists in support of longtime friend and publicist, Nancy B. Sayle. This rock-fueled concert is to help raise awareness and funding for Sayle and the new foundation benefiting those living with MS.

 
In its finishing stages, the ROCK AGAINST MS FOUNDATION will provide services from a three (3) grant resource system, which will provide daily care, quality of life needs and emergency funding, while assisting people with multiple sclerosis (MS) to live independent and full lives. Additionally, a brick and mortar facility we will call THE ROCK HOUSE is in the planning stages, and will provide free of charge, multiple programs and opportunities designed to heal the mind, body and spirit of all those whose lives have been affected by MS.

 
WHEN: Wednesday, March 4th 2014

                      
WHERE:            CONCERT / VIP MEET & GREET

                        The Whisky A Go-Go

                        8901 W. Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

                        VIP Meet & Greet: 6:00 PM

Doors:  7:00PM

                        Show Starts at 8PM

TICKETS:

 
·        GENERAL ADMISSION - $35

·        FLOOR - W/ PRE-SHOW MEET & GREET AT 6PM - $100

·        BALCONY - VIP MEET & GREET - $150

·        VIP - RESERVED BOOTH FOR 4 PPL W/ MEET & GREET - $500

·        VIP - RESERVED BOOTH FOR 8 PPL W/ MEET & GREET - $1,000

 

PURCHASE: BUY TICKETS HERE:  www.ticketfly.com/event/778371 

 

ONLINE PAYPER VIEW TICKETS: LIVE FAR AWAY? CAN'T GET THERE? THIS WILL STREAM LIVE!

·        $15 AND UP! The more you DONATE you get cool gifts!

 
PURCHASE PAYPER VIEW: www.stageit.com/rock_against_ms/3rd_annual_rock_against_ms_benefit_concert/44556

 
SPONSORS: 95.5 KLOS, GUITAR CENTER, MONSTER ENERGY DRINK, SCHECTER GUITARS, D'ADDARIO, EVANS, SIR, PRO MARK, WHISKY A GO-GO, RAINBOW BAR & GRILL


About Multiple Sclerosis

Every hour in the United States, someone is newly diagnosed with MS, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system.

MS interrupts the flow of information from the brain to the body and stops people from moving.

Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The advancement, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS.

Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with more than twice as many women as men being diagnosed with the disease.

MS affects more than 400,000 people in the U.S. and 2.1 million worldwide.

For more information go to www.facebook.com/rockagainstMSfoundation

PENTAGRAM ANNOUNCES "ALL YOUR SINS" DOUBLE-DISC DVD ON PEACEVILLE

DVD collection out March 31 in North America; teaser trailer streaming on YouTube


 
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. metal legend, Pentagram, has announced an extensive double-disc DVD collection, titled All Your Sins, to be released on Peaceville Records. Featuring over six hours of numerous electrifying concerts spanning three decades - all straight from the band's collection - All Your Sins is due for release in North America on March 31, 2015.

 
An All Your Sins teaser trailer can be seen on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H26b2Hg_HPc.

 
The DVD can be pre-ordered now through the Peaceville web-store at: https://www.burningshed.com/store/peaceville/product/261/6367/country/222/.

This first-ever official Pentagram video collection recovers, repairs and resurrects the earliest known footage of this doomed metal pioneer and more. Featuring two DVDs packed with priceless archive footage, as well as recent shows, All Your Sins - Video Vault unearths the rumored lost visual evidence pent up in the Ram Family vault for decades. This definitive collection contains over four hours of footage from nine venues and numerous historical shows, including a charged performance at the legendary CBGB's club in 1985 - a mass of classic renditions from the band's catalogue finally gathered together for a live journey spanning over 30 years.


Disc 1:

 
1.1  Death Row Live at the Silver Fox - 1983 [01:29)

1.2  CBGBs - 1985 [00:28]

1.3  The Seagull Inn - 1985 [00:22]

1.4  The Hung Jury Pub - 1987 [00:39]

1.5  9:30 Club - 1993 [00:41]

 
Disc 2:

 
2.1  The Paragon - 1993 [01:02]

2.2  The End - 2010 [01:09]

2.3  John Dee, Oslo - 2012 [01:11]

2.4  The DNA Lounge - 2014 [00:06]
 

Pentagram, the highly influential American heavy metal/doom act fronted by mastermind Bobby Liebling, formed in the early 1970s. Through four decades of adversity and triumph, Pentagram has become a legendary international act and has firmly stamped its name in the heavy metal history books.

 
Although always a cult act with a strong and dedicated worldwide fan base, Pentagram has enjoyed a recent surge in interest due in part to the fly-on-the-wall 2011 documentary, Last Days Here, following the life, trials and tribulations of Bobby Liebling. The film gained international recognition, travelling the worldwide film festival circuit where it won several awards including "Best Music Documentary" at the International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam. 


Stay tuned for more information on Pentagram and All Your Sins, out next month on Peaceville.


Pentagram online...

 
http://www.PentagramOfficial.com

https://www.facebook.com/pentagramusa

RUSH'S GEDDY LEE CONFIRMED FOR SEASON 14 PREMIERE OF

VH1 CLASSIC'S FLAGSHIP SERIES "THAT METAL SHOW"

 
Dream Theater's John Petrucci Will Make His "That Metal Show"

Debut as Guest Guitarist

 
New Season Returns on Saturday, February 21st

At New Broadcast Time of 9:00PM ET/PT


 
(February 4th, 2015 - New York, NY) - Kicking off what's guaranteed to be the best season of "That Metal Show" yet, Rush's Geddy Lee has been confirmed for the debut episode of VH1 Classic's centerpiece in original programming. He will be making his second appearance on the acclaimed hard rock/heavy metal talk show, hosted by Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson, and Jim Florentine. Geddy Lee returns to the show to promote the highly anticipated Rush R40 Live 40th Anniversary Tour that will kick off this summer. The tour will visit 34 cities throughout North America and tickets are currently on-sale for select markets. The episode will premiere on Saturday, February 21st at a new broadcast time of 9:00PM ET/PT, repeating at 11:00PM ET/PT the same evening.

 
"Back when 'TMS'was first born Geddy & Alex were nice enough to fly to New York and be a guest in our very first season. I've always had a great relationship with the Rush guys and it meant so much to me they were willing to support something I was doing that at that point hardly anyone had seen or heard of," states host/co-producer Eddie Trunk.  "Amazingly almost seven years have passed and we're now about to debut our 14th season of 'That Metal Show' and I couldn't be more honored to welcome back Geddy to the set to celebrate 40 plus years of Rush and the return of TMS!"

 
Known for having the best musicians in music perform each week on "That Metal Show," the Season 14 premiere will continue the trend with John Petrucci of Dream Theater making his first-ever appearance on the debut episode. The 7-string guitar virtuoso has been someone the show has hoped to have on for some time now. Dream Theater is currently working on their new album, which they hope will be out later this year.


Season 14 of "That Metal Show" will consist of 12 all-new episodes and will be shot at Metropolis Studios in New York City on Tuesday nights for broadcast that Saturday. Audience tickets for upcoming tapings are now available via Gotham Casting at http://gothamcasting.com/gothamrsvp/. Upcoming guests will be announced in the near future.

 
Season 14 will also mark the return of some notable segments including "Metal Modem," "TMS Top 5" "Rank", and "Take It Or Leave It." The popular "Stump The Trunk" segment will also be returning as audience members go out of their way to test Eddie Trunk's vast knowledge for a chance to win a prize and see everyone's favorite Ms. Box Of Junk, Jennifer, who is also returning for the new season. Fans can watch previous episodes and other exclusive bonus clips at ThatMetalShow.VH1.com and on the new VH1 app.

 
"That Metal Show" first premiered on VH1 Classic in November 2008 and since has become the only place for all things hard rock and heavy metal on cable television.  The show has been visited by some of the biggest names in the genres including members of Black Sabbath, Van Halen, Metallica, Aerosmith, Pantera, Kiss, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Pearl Jam, Guns N' Roses, Queensrÿche, Heart, and many more.

 
"That Metal Show" is a production of VH1 Classic. Lee Rolontz, Jeff Baumgardner, and Keshia Williams serve as executive producers for VH1.

 
VH1 Classic brings you the best metal, rock, soul and pop from the '70s, '80s and '90s. The channel features the gods of rock - from Black Sabbath, Metallica, and Iron Maiden to Stone Temple Pilots,Pearl Jam, and Dire Straits - in marquee concerts and music specials, and of course, tons of classic music videos. Recent big events include "National Metal Day" (11.11) and "Metal Evolution", an 11-part documentary series on the history of metal.  When it comes down to it - all music should go to 11.

 
VH1 Classic

http://vh1classic.com

That Metal Show

http://thatmetalshow.vh1.com

 That Metal Show Facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/thatmetalshow

BEHEMOTH To Release Official Biography Via Metal Blade Records

 
Behemoth: Devil's Conquistadors by ukasz Dunaj serves as the definitive BEHEMOTH biography. The book, officially blessed, or rather damned, by BEHEMOTH, serves as an in-depth look at the history of the events that materially influenced the band. As Dunaj points out in the intro, this isn't, "Poland's response to Motley Crüe's biography The Dirt." Simply put, Behemoth: Devil's Conquistadors is the story of BEHEMOTH, their music, their ultimate rise to the upper echelon of metal and becoming a household name in their native homeland, Poland.

A 490-page, hardcover tome that is being released by Metal Blade Records in February, Behemoth: Devil's Conquistadors includes quotes and anecdotes from current and former members that provide context and details in addition to the author's narrative, plus interviews with Tomas Krajewski, Rob Darken, Graal, Havok, and more. The artistically presented pages are splattered with old photos of the band, flyers, lyric sheets etc. Preorders are available now at metalblade.com/behemoth, and include a bundle with an exclusive shirt available ONLY with this preorder. The passages below serve as previews of the book.

From the foreword by Krzysztof Azarewicz: "If, as a cultural anthropologist, I were to point to a single cosmic force which BEHEMOTH's music expresses, I would name it not Satan but Dionysus. A deity that represents not only the intoxicating influence of cosmic energies and earthly benefits, but also their benevolent healing properties. A deity of strength and pride. A deity of creative might."

Nergal discusses the acquisition of his first electric guitar: "The first communion was a very important moment for me. I know this sounds ridiculous, but it's true. Of course, not as a religion experience - I didn't understand anything and couldn't care less. Same as all the other kids. We all stood there with our votive candles and waited for one thing. Cash. The first communion must be one moment when you get the most money you're ever going to get as a child. And for this money, I bought myself my first electric guitar. Not a bike, no Legos - a guitar."


In related news, BEHEMOTH is currently leveling stages throughout North America on a mammoth co-headlining tour with legendary death metal practitioners/labelmates, Cannibal Corpse. The month-long Winter live takeover kicks off today in New Orleans, Louisiana and will wind its way through nearly three-dozen cities, coming to a close on March 7th in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Support comes from two of Sweden's finest metal exports: Aeon and Tribulation.

 
BEHEMOTH w/ Cannibal Corpse, Aeon, Tribulation:
1/28/2015 House Of Blues - New Orleans, LA
1/29/2015 House Of Blues - Houston, TX
1/30/2015 Mohawk - Austin, TX
1/31/2015 House Of Blues - Dallas, TX

2/02/2015 Sunshine Theater - Albuquerque, NM
2/03/2015 The Summit Music Hall - Denver, CO
2/05/2015 The Complex - Salt Lake City, UT
2/06/2015 House Of Blues - Las Vegas, NV
2/07/2015 The Observatory - Santa Ana, CA
2/08/2015 The Fillmore - San Francisco, CA
2/10/2015 El Corazon - Seattle, WA
2/11/2015 Comodore Ballroom - Vancouver, BC
2/13/2015 Union Hall - Edmonton, AB
2/14/2015 MacEwan Hall - Calgary, AB
2/16/2015 The Garric - Winnipeg, MB
2/17/2015 Mill City Nights - Minneapolis, MN
2/18/2015 Orpheum Theater - Madison, WI
2/20/2015 House Of Blues -Chicago, IL
2/21/2015 Egyptian Room - Indianapolis, IN
2/22/2015 House Of Blues - Cleveland, OH
2/23/2015 St. Andrews Hall - Detroit, MI
2/24/2015 The Phoenix - Toronto, ON
2/25/2015 Metropolis - Montreal, QC
2/27/2015 House of Blues - Boston, MA
2/28/2015 Webster Hall - New York, NY
3/01/2015 Theater Of The Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA
3/02/2015 The Fillmore - Silver Spring, MD
3/03/2015 The Fillmore - Charlotte, NC
3/05/2015 Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
3/06/2015 Janus Landing - Tampa, FL
3/07/2015 Revolution - Ft. Lauderdale, FL

 
Behemoth: Devil's Conquistadors will be released via Metal Blade Records on February 24th, 2015.

Celebrate the Life & Music of RONNIE JAMES DIO:

A Series of 5th Anniversary Memorial Activities Planned in

Los Angeles - May 15-17, 2015


 
MAY 15:

Rock & Bowl Celebrity Charity Event @ Pinz Bowling Center in Studio City, CA

 
MAY 16:

Ronnie James Dio 5th Year Memorial Service and Celebration of Ronnie's Music

@ Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills, CA

 
MAY 17:

"Ride For Ronnie" Motorcycle Ride from Glendale Harley Davidson to Los Encinos Park for BBQ and Live Music

 
The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, founded in memory of the voice of Rainbow, Black Sabbath and Dio, is planning a weekend of activities in Los Angeles to commemorate the 5th anniversary of the singer's untimely death from gastric cancer on May 16, 2010. The weekend will include a public Memorial Service, as well as a Celebrity Bowling tournament and the inaugural "RIDE FOR RONNIE" motorcycle ride and BBQ, according to Dio Cancer Fund Co-Founder/President, Wendy Dio.

 
A FREE public Memorial Service will take place at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills on Saturday, May 16 to celebrate the 5th Anniversary of Ronnie's passing. Several former band members and friends who worked with Ronnie over his illustrious career are expected to speak and perform his music. As seating for this event is limited, if you are interested in attending, please send an email, along with your name, phone number and the number of seats to: info@diocancerfund.org

 
The weekend will kick off on Friday, May 15 with a Celebrity Rock 'n Bowl tournament at PINZ Bowling Center in Studio City.  It will be a fun evening of bowling, entertainment and a silent auction, which will include bowling pins autographed by Aerosmith, Fleetwood Mac, YES, Anthrax, Metallica and many others.

 
All events lead up to the inaugural "RIDE FOR RONNIE" motorcycle ride and BBQ on Sunday, May 17. Riders will depart from Harley-Davidson of Glendale and ride to Los Encinos Park in Encino, where they will be treated to food, live music, raffle/silent auction and more. Fans who don't ride are welcome to attend just the BBQ!


Further information on registering for the "RIDE FOR RONNIE" and purchasing tickets for Celebrity Bowling and the BBQ will be available shortly. Check back at the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund website www.diocancerfund.org for updates.


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 close to $1 million in its short history. Monies raised have been committed to the cancer research work of the T. J. Martell Foundation for Cancer, AIDS and Leukemia Research, the gastric cancer research unit of the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, where Ronnie was treated for gastric cancer during the last six months of his life, and other cancer research projects.

Motley Crue Reveals Date For Final Show - Band Announces Details of 2015's Last Leg of Their "Final Tour"; 34 North American Dates to Mark 34 Years of Motley Crue -

- New Single and Video Clip "All Bad Things" Out Today -



LOS ANGELES, Jan. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Iconic rock band Motley Crue announced today on Fox & Friends the details of their final performance. This will mark the end of their touring career and will conclude their two-year Final Tour cycle at the end of 2015 on New Year's Eve, Dec. 31 at Staples Center in their hometown of Los Angeles where the band's career began 34 years ago. The band will celebrate this week's big announcement with a performance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Thursday, Jan. 22.

Motley Crue first announced plans for their two-year Final Tour by signing a Cessation Of Touring Agreement at a press conference in Los Angeles in January 2014, solidifying the end of their Final Tour at the end of 2015.

The 2014 leg of the Final Tour was one of last year's top grossing tours, selling close to a million tickets across 72 cities and grossing more than $45 million.

"Motley Crue's Final Tour has been a massive global success and a true testament to the popularity of this legendary rock band," says Rick Franks, Live Nation's Regional President of North American Concerts. "New Year's Eve 2015 will mark the end of an era in rock history but there's no doubt that Motley Crue's music will influence generations of artists for years to come."

After 34 years performing together, the 2015 leg of the Final Tour will see the band play Japan in February, then Australia/New Zealand in the Spring. In June, Motley Crue will say farewell to the European Festival circuit with 3 massive performances at Download (UK), Sweden Rock (Sweden) and Novarock (Austria) Festivals before taking their can't-miss show back to the U.S., Canada, and Mexico this summer for 34 final North American shows due to tremendous fan demand.

The North American dates will see the band visit cities such as Chicago, New York, Toronto, Atlanta, Mexico City and will be taking place in arenas exclusively to ensure fans in all cities get to experience the full show production of the Final Tour:

"In some of the cities, we could only reach a fraction of the fans who wanted to come see us play last year because of ticket demand so we're coming back to those places to bring them our full production including the Cruecifly drum coaster, as well as all pyro and every other bell and whistle. Even despite the overwhelming fan demand we can only add so many new cities in North America because of our commitment to take the Final Tour global on our final year," says Nikki Sixx (bass).

Audiences can also expect a high-energy performance from very special guest Alice Cooper, who joined the band for the Final Tour in 2014.  He will be tearing up the stage for crowds across North America once again. The pairing has been roundly praised as a must-see by fans and media alike.

The band's exclusive Fan Club pre-sale for these dates starts tomorrow, Wednesday, Jan. 21 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, with a special Citi card member pre-sale beginning at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time the same day. Local pre-sales start this Thursday, Jan. 22 at 10:00 a.m. local time before the public on-sale begins on Friday, Jan. 23 at 10:00 a.m. local time; some dates (including the band's Final New Year's Eve performance) will be going on sale this Saturday, Jan. 24 at 10:00 a.m. local time. See below for a full list of dates. For VIP packages and ticket information, go to www.motley.com.

Following the North American summer shows, the band will take the Final Tour on more international dates this Fall before "all bad things come to an end" for good on New Year's Eve 2015.

Coinciding with today's announcement and the theme of the Final Tour, the band also released its new single "All Bad Things" this morning which is available for sale digitally here: http://smarturl.it/MC_AllBadThings. The single is accompanied by a video clip of highlights of Motley Crue's 34-year career which premiered today on The Tonight Show's blog - http://fallontonight.tumblr.com/ to preview the band's national TV appearance on the show this Thursday.

To give back to the fans for their support over the years, Motley Crue will give away their best selling GREATEST HITS album for free in partnership with Google Play for one week only. Download the album through Tuesday, 1/27 here: http://goo.gl/3hg3Qw. The compilation album includes classic hits like "Dr. Feelgood," "Home Sweet Home," "Kickstart My Heart," amongst many more - check out a special message here: http://youtu.be/Fj03fG7ngas.

Motley Crue are also in the process of putting together the ultimate collector's album package for the fans to be released later this year which will include the new track, "All Bad Things" amongst many other surprises, details of which will be announced in the near future.

Since 2015 is all about celebrating the legacy of Motley Crue, the band and fans from around the world will also be able to share their memories, pictures, thoughts and stories of 34 years of Motley Crue online at www.motley.com using #RipMotleyCrue.

THE FINAL TOUR 2015

All dates, cities and venues below subject to change.

Japan

2/11/15
   

Kobe, JP
   

Kobe World

2/12/15
   

Nagoya, JP
   

Nagoya Gaishi Hall

2/14/15
   

Tokyo, JP
   

Tokyo Super Arena

2/15/15
   

Tokyo, JP
   

Tokyo Super Arena

2/17/15
   

Fukuoka, JP
   

Fukuoka Kokusai Center

North America

(with Very Special Guest Alice Cooper except dates marked with *)

7/22/15
   

Eugene, OR
   

Matthew Knight Arena

7/24/15
   

Tacoma, WA
   

Tacoma Dome

7/26/15
   

Billings, MT
   

Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark

7/28/15
   

Boise, ID
   

Taco Bell Arena

7/29/15
   

Salt Lake City, UT
   

EnergySolutions Arena

7/31/15
   

Denver, CO
   

Pepsi Center

8/3/15
   

Winnipeg, MB
   

MTS Centre

8/5/15
   

St. Paul, MN
   

Xcel Energy Center

8/7/15
   

Milwaukee, WI
   

BMO Harris Bradley Center

8/8/15
   

Chicago, IL
   

Allstate Arena

8/9/15
   

Detroit, MI
   

The Palace of Auburn Hills

8/11/15
   

Hershey, PA
   

Giant Center

8/12/15
   

New York, NY
   

Barclays Center

8/14/15
   

Philadelphia, PA
   

Wells Fargo Center

8/15/15
   

Worcester, MA
   

DCU Center

8/16/15
   

Uncasville, CT
   

Mohegan Sun Arena

8/18/15
   

Cleveland, OH
   

Quicken Loans Arena

8/19/15
   

Cincinnati, OH
   

U.S. Bank Arena

8/20/15
   

Indianapolis, IN
   

Bankers Life Fieldhouse

8/22/15
   

Toronto, ON
   

Air Canada Centre

8/23/15
   

Ottawa, ON
   

Canadian Tire Centre

8/24/15
   

Montreal, QC
   

Bell Centre

8/26/15
   

Baltimore, MD
   

Royal Farms Arena

8/28/15
   

Raleigh, NC
   

PNC Arena

8/29/15
   

Charlotte, NC
   

Time Warner Cable Arena

8/30/15
   

Atlanta, GA
   

Philips Arena

* 9/2/15
   

Miami, FL
   

American Airlines Arena   

9/4/15
   

New Orleans, LA
   

Smoothie King Center

* 9/5/15
   

Houston, TX
   

Toyota Center                 

* 9/6/15
   

San Antonio, TX
   

Alamodome                    

9/8/15
   

Monterrey, NL
   

Arena Monterrey

9/10/15
   

Mexico City, DF
   

Arena Ciudad de Mexico

*12/31/15
   

Los Angeles, CA
   

Staples Center               

SEASON 14 OF VH1 CLASSIC'S FLAGSHIP SERIES

"THAT METAL SHOW" RETURNS ON SATURDAY FEBRUARY 21st AT NEW BROADCAST TIME OF 9:00PM ET/PT

New Season Will Tape Weekly In New York City

On Tuesdays Starting February 17th

Audience Tickets Now Available Via Gotham Casting At http://gothamcasting.com/gothamrsvp/



(January 14th, 2015 - New York, NY) - VH1 Classic's centerpiece in original programming "That Metal Show" returns for its 14th season this February. The acclaimed hard rock/heavy metal talk show, hosted by Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson, and Jim Florentine, will kick-off the new season on Saturday, February 21st at a new broadcast time of 9:00PM ET/PT, repeating at 11:00PM ET/PT the same evening. The new season of "That Metal Show" will consist of 12 all-new episodes and will be shot at Metropolis Studios in New York City on Tuesday nights for broadcast that Saturday. Audience tickets for upcoming tapings are now available via Gotham Casting at http://gothamcasting.com/gothamrsvp/. Upcoming guests will be announced in the near future.

 
"It's been a bit of a lay-off but I'm so thrilled to be coming back with season 14 of '"That Metal Show'" on February 21st at our new time of 9PM ET!", exclaims host Eddie Trunk. "We're already lining up a great roster of new and returning guests from the world of rock and metal that I'm sure everyone will love. I want to thank all the TMS faithful for their support, it's great to finally be back!"

 
If previous seasons are any indication, season 14 will be the biggest season of "That Metal Show" to date. Last season marked some monumental changes for the show as it returned to New York City. Previously the show was taped over several days in a course of a week, at Sony Studios in Los Angeles. But Season 13 was shot at Metropolis Studios on Tuesday nights, for broadcast the following Saturday, which will be the same for this new season. Fans can watch previous episodes and other exclusive bonus clips at ThatMetalShow.VH1.com and on the new VH1 app.

 
Last season brought some of the biggest names in hard rock and heavy metal including members of Kiss, Motley Crüe, Alter Bridge, Lamb of God, Living Colour, The Winery Dogs, Sevendust, Anthrax, and Megadeth. Season 13 also featured icons Ted Nugent and Dee Snider, and some of the best musical performances in the show's history, featuring Lita Ford, and guitar virtuosos Yngwie Malmsteen, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal, Joel Hoekstra, as well as drummers Charlie Benante and Richard Christie.

 
"That Metal Show" first premiered on VH1 Classic in November 2008 and since has become the only place for all things hard rock and heavy metal on cable television. The show has been visited by some of the biggest names in the genres including members of Black Sabbath, Van Halen, Metallica, Aerosmith, Pantera, Kiss, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Pearl Jam, Guns 'n Roses, Queensrÿche, Heart, and many more.

 
"That Metal Show" is a production of VH1 Classic. Lee Rolontz, Jeff Baumgardner, and Keshia Williams serve as executive producers for VH1.

 
VH1 Classic brings you the best metal, rock, soul and pop from the '70s, '80s and '90s. The channel features the gods of rock - from Black Sabbath, Metallica, and Iron Maiden to Stone Temple Pilots, Pearl Jam, and Dire Straits - in marquee concerts and music specials, and of course, tons of classic music videos. Recent big events include "National Metal Day" (11.11) and "Metal Evolution", an 11-part documentary series on the history of metal.  When it comes down to it - all music should go to 11.

 
VH1 Classic

http://vh1classic.com

That Metal Show

http://thatmetalshow.vh1.com

That Metal Show Facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/thatmetalshow

SAXON Re-Releases Two Classic Collections, Out February 13, 2015 -

"Heavy Metal Thunder - Bloodstock Edition" Reissue + "The Saxon Chronicles" 2-Disc DVD with Bonus Live CD

Hitting Stores via UDR Music

Pre-Order via Amazon

US Tour Dates Coming Soon!


 
SAXON is ready to kick off 2015 with the re-release of two classic collections, each covering significant career highlights as well as offering something new in their 2015 versions.

 
On February 13, 2015, SAXON greatest hits release Heavy Metal Thunder will make its market re-entry together with a brand new bonus CD, Live At Bloodstock. First released in 2002, Heavy Metal Thunder features 13 bona-fide SAXON classics from the halcyon days of the early 80's, with eight of the cuts having been re-recorded again in 2001 to offer a fresh perspective. Amazon Pre-Order

 
At the same time, fans will also once again be able to buy The Saxon Chronicles, a double-disc DVD which now also includes a bonus CD titled Rock'n'Roll Gypsies 1989 Live. Released originally in 2003, The Saxon Chronicles is a double-DVD set which features not only the band's 2001 Wacken performance, but original song videos, interviews and exclusive on-tour documentaries. Amazon Pre-Order

 
See below for tracklistings for both releases:

 
Heavy Metal Thunder - Bloodstock Edition:

CD I Tracklist:        

Tracklist:

01.       Heavy Metal Thunder

02.       Strong Arm of the Law

03.       Power & the Glory

04.       And the Bands played on

05.       Crusader

06.       Dallas 1PM

07.       Princess of the Night

08.       Wheels of Steel

09.       747 (Strangers in the Night)

10.       Motorcycle Man

11.       Never Surrender

12.       Denim & Leather

13.       Backs to the Wall      

 
Bonus CD II Live at Bloodstock 2014:

01.       Sacrifice

02.       Power and the Glory

03.       Heavy Metal Thunder

04.       Battalions of Steel

05.       Motorcycle Man

06.       And the Bands Played On

07.       To Hell and Back Again

08.       747 (Strangers in the Night)

09.       Crusader

10.       Wheels of Steel

11.       Princess of the Night

12.       Denim and Leather


The Saxon Chronicles + Rock'n'Roll Gypsies 1989 Live


DVD I Wacken Open Air Festival, Germany 2001 Tracklist:    

01.       Motorcycle Man

02.       Dogs Of War

03.       Heavy Metal Thunder

04.       Cut Out The Disease

05.       Solid Ball Of Rock

06.       Metalhead

07.       The Eagle Has Landed

08.       Conquistador (Drum Solo)

09.       Crusader

10.       Power And The Glory

11.       Princess Of The Night

12.       Wheels Of Steel (Guitar Solo)

13.       Strong Arm Of The Law

14.       20,000 Ft.

15.       Denim And Leather

 
Bonus Stuff : Interview with Biff Byford


DVD II Tracklist:

Video: Saxon on Tour

Saxon Official Videos:

01.       Suzie Hold On

02.       Power And The Glory

03.       Nightmare

04.       Back On The Streets Again

05.       Rockin' Again

06.       (Requiem) We Will Remember

07.       Unleash The Beast + Behind The Scenes

08.       Killing Ground

Saxon on TV - Interviews, History, TV-Appearances:

01.       And the Band Played On

02.       Back on the Streets

03.       Never Surrender

04.       Denim And Leather

05.       Wheels of Steel

 
Bonus Stuff: Text/Photo Gallery

 
Bonus: Rock'n'Roll Gypsies 1989 Live Audio CD Tracklist:     

1.         Power And Glory

2.         And The Bands Played On

3.         Rock The Nation

4.         Dallas 1PM

5.         Broken Heroes

6.         Battle Cry

7.         Rock 'N Roll Gypsies

8.         Northern Lady

9.         I Can't Wait Anymore

10.       This Town Rocks

11.       The Eagle Has Landed

12.       Just Let Me Rock      


For more information on these releases and SAXON in general, please visit http://www.udr-music.com/index.php/saxon-band and www.saxon747.com.

REX BROWN AND GARY HOLT JOIN THE METAL ALLEGIANCE AT THE HOUSE OF BLUES IN ANAHEIM ON JANUARY 21st, 2015

 
Members Of Anthrax, The Cult, Death Angel, Mastodon, Megadeth, Sepultura And Testament Unite For An Unforgettable Musical Jam Which Will Stream Live At http://www.themusiczoo.com/metalallegiance

 
Special Performance Of Scott Ian - Speaking Words To Open The Show And Hosted By Jose Mangin From Sirius/XM


 
(New York, NY - January 13th, 2015) - As the new year gets under way, the musical event of 2015 is slated to take place next Wednesday, January 21st at the House of Blues in Anaheim. Metal Allegiance will be bringing their musical crusade stateside after its critically acclaimed debut on the inaugural voyage of Motörhead's Motörboat. Joining the already impressive lineup of musicians is Pantera/Kill Devil Hill bassist Rex Brown and Slayer/Exodus guitarist Gary Holt. The complete lineup for Metal Allegiance is Frank Bello (Anthrax), Charlie Benante (Anthrax), Chuck Billy (Testament), Chris Broderick (Ex-Megadeth), Rex Brown (Pantera/Kill Devil Hill), David Ellefson (Megadeth), Gary Holt (Slayer/Exodus), Scott Ian (Anthrax), Andreas Kisser (Sepultura), Mark Osegueda (Death Angel), Mike Portnoy (The Winery Dogs), Troy Sanders (Mastodon), Alex Skolnick (Testament) and John Tempesta (The Cult). The show will stream live around the globe on the website of acclaimed instrument retailer The Music Zoo at http://www.themusiczoo.com/metalallegiance. Sirius/XM DJ and musical personality Jose Mangin will host the evening's festivities.

 

"What better way to kick the new year in the fucking ass than with a Metal Allegiance show? House of Blues in Anaheim barely survived the last time! GET IT LOUD AND TEAR IT DOWN!!!" exclaims Pantera/Kill Devil Hill bassist Rex Brown. "If you can't get your ass out to Anaheim, get it in front of a computer and head over to The Music Zoo's website to watch it all go down."

 
Promising to be a show that is not to be missed, Metal Allegiance will be performing selections from some of rock and metal music's most notable names. Fans can expect songs from the likes of Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Kiss and Sepultura as just a small example of what these musical masters will annihilate at the show. There will also be a special segment of the show dedicated to the seminal debut album by Van Halen.

 
"It's a great privilege to be a part of the Metal Allegiance celebration and an honor to share the stage with my idols which I can call friends today! I'm so happy and excited to play with them and I'm sure it will be an unforgettable night!," exclaims Sepultura guitarist Andreas Kisser. "It's awesome to represent the South American metal among all those legends! Thank you MA for the invitation, see you all at the House of Blues stage!"

 
"I'm fired up to participate in Metal Allegiance at the Anaheim House Of Blues on January 21st. Always awesome to jam with so many musicians I know and admire as well as some I've never had the chance to jam with before despite having known some for ages. Almost time to rage!!!" adds Slayer/Exodus guitarist Gary Holt.

 
First time performer with Metal Allegiance, Mastodon bassist and vocalist Troy Sanders adds, "Holy Shit! I've been invited to the All-Star Game."

 
Kicking off the night will be Scott Ian - Speaking Words, the successful spoken word event which Ian recounts stories from throughout his legendary career. Ian recently released his autobiography I'm The Man: The Story Of That Guy From Anthrax and has been performing these spoken word events around the globe in support of that release.

 
The Metal Allegiance show is sponsored by Jackson Guitars, EVH Gear, The Music Zoo, Sinister Guitar Picks and Jägermeister. Tickets for Metal Allegiance are $29.50 in advance/$32.50 day of show and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased via Ticketmaster at http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/09004D3EC1ADA724 or at the House Of Blues Anaheim box office.

 
Website: www.metalallegiance.com

Facebook: facebook.com/metalallegiancetour

Instagram: instagram.com/metalallegiance

Twitter: twitter.com/metalallegiance

Merch Store: metalallegiance.bigcartel.com

For Immediate Release

January 13, 2015

 
BROKEN HOPE Unveils First Photos of New Lineup + Announces 2015 Festival Appearances


BROKEN HOPE recently overhauled their lineup by adding new bassist, DIEGO SORIA of DISGORGE, and new lead-guitarist, MATT SZLACHTA (ex-CHIMAIRA).


 
BROKEN HOPE founding-father, JEREMY WAGNER, says: "I'm far beyond delighted with our new members--Diego and Matt. Both of these guys are old friends of mine, and both are amazing musicians of the highest order. Diego's history with extreme death-metaller's DISGORGE and Matt's contributions to CHIMAIRA bring a new level of professionalism and brutality to BROKEN HOPE. Moreover, Diego and Matt possess a true love for death metal and grind. Their passion for extreme metal was something their predecessors lacked--and it's a most-welcome adrenaline-shot that BROKEN HOPE needed badly. SEE YOU ALL IN 2015--STRONGER & SICKER THAN EVER!"


BROKEN HOPE have also announced the following 2015 spring and summer European festival appearances (via Flaming Arts Management & Booking):

 
04/11/2015: ROYAL METAL FEST (Aarhus, DENMARK) w/DESTRUCTION & more.

 
04/17/2015: DOOM ROTTEN DEATH FESTIVAL (BERLIN, GERMANY).

 
04/19/2015: NEUROTIC DEATH FEST (Tilburg, HOLLAND) w/BLOODBATH, HATE ETERNAL, IMMOLATION, INTERNAL BLEEDING, OBITUARY, & more.

 
04/25/2015: INSANE INSANITY FEST (Erlenbach Am Main, GERMANY) w/INTERNAL BLEEDING, INTERNAL SUFFERING, PROFANITY, & more.

 
07/09/2015: OBSCENE EXTREME (Trutnov, CZECH REPUBLIC) w/PIG DESTROYER, TERRORIZER, INTERNAL BLEEDING, NAUSEA, HIRAX, & more.

 
07/11/2015: ROCK MARATON FEST (Budapest, HUNGARY) w/THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, HATEBREED, THE EXPLOITED, DESTRUCTION, & more.

 
07/25/2015: STONEHENGE FESTIVAL (Steenwijk, HOLLAND) w/DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT, MARDUK, HIRAX, & more.

 
07/30/2015: GOTHOOM FESTIVAL (Nova Bana, SLOVAKIA) w/INSOMNIUM, AGOLLOCH, CRYPTOPSY, CATTLE DECAPITATION, & more.

 
09/12/2015: FULL TERROR ASSUALT--OPEN AIR FESTIVAL (Cave-In-Rock, ILLINOIS). *The FIRST "OPEN AIR" Death Fest in the USA!

 
BROKEN HOPE's last album, Omen Of Disease opened with a big first week, hitting #2 most-added at radio, nearly breaking into the top 10 at CMJ, and with the track "Womb Of Horrors" added as a Flavor Track at Music Choice. Omen Of Disease also dropped with nearly 1,100 copies sold in its first week of release.

 
Omen Of Disease is available via Century Media Records - ORDER HERE:

http://www.cmdistro.com/Item/Broken_Hope_-_Omen_Of_Disease_-CD+DVD-/46492

 
Omen Of Disease was recorded between two studios: drums at Belle City Sound in Racine, WI, with engineer Chris Wisco (LAZARUS A.D., JUNGLE ROT, ORIGIN, GORGASM), and the rest at Mercenary Digital Studios in Zion, IL, with engineer Scott Creekmore (BROKEN HOPE, LIVIDITY). The album was mixed and mastered by James Murphy (DEATH, OBITUARY, TESTAMENT).

 
BROKEN HOPE online:

www.brokenhope.com

www.facebook.com/brokenhopeofficial

www.twitter.com/brokenhopeband

www.centurymedia.com/artist.aspx?IdArtist=582

                                                                
BROKEN HOPE Discography:

'Omen of Disease' (2013)

'Grotesque Blessings' (1999)

'Loathing' (1997)

'Repulsive Conception' (1995)

'The Bowels Of Repugnance' (1993)

'Hobo Stew' EP (1993)

'Swamped In Gore' (1991)

 
BROKEN HOPE is:

Damian Leski - Vocals

Jeremy Wagner - Guitars

Diego Soria - Bass

Matt Szlachta - Lead Guitars

Mike Miczek - Drums

Announcing "Immortal RANDY RHOADS - The Ultimate Tribute"


A Celebratory Album Feat. All-Star Guests SERJ TANKIAN, TOM MORELLO and More


Out March 3, 2015 via UDR Music

 
The Late Legendary Guitar Hero Memorialized in Sensational Cover Tracks


 
Featuring an All-Star Line-Up of Music Greats:

TOM MORELLO

SERJ TANKIAN

RUDY SARZO

FRANKIE BANALI

VINNY APPICE

TIM "RIPPER" OWENS

CHUCK BILLY

ALEXI LAIHO

GEORGE LYNCH

GUS G.

BRUCE KULICK

DOUG ALDRICH

DWEEZIL ZAPPA

BERNIE TORME             

JON DONAIS

BRAD GILLIS

and More


Album Includes Bonus DVD w/ Artist and Producer Interviews and More

 
One of the most venerated guitarists ever to grace hard rock music, the late, great Randy Rhoads (heralded as the legendary lead guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne and Quiet Riot) will be celebrated in the truest of fashions with the release of Immortal Randy Rhoads - The Ultimate Tribute on March 3, 2015 via UDR Music.

 
A collection of 11 classic Rhoads co-written songs, Immortal Randy Rhoads - The Ultimate Tribute is performed by twenty top contemporary artists, including old friends and performing partners Rudy Sarzo and Frankie Banali, his brother Kelle Rhoads and more designated musicians like Serj Tankian, Tom Morello, Vinny Appice, Tim "Ripper" Owens, Chuck Billy, Alexi Laiho, George Lynch, Gus G., Bruce Kulick, Doug Aldrich, Dweezil Zappa and others.

 
The album was produced and compiled by the Grammy-award winning guitarist and producer Bob Kulick at his own studio.

 
Along with the album, Immortal Randy Rhoads - The Ultimate Tribute will also contain a bonus DVD available in the digipack version, including interesting interviews with some of the involved artists, hosted by Bob Kulick and a feature on the Musonia School of Music, a teaching school on North Hollywood, California, set up by Randy's mother and run by his brother Kelle Rhoads.


Pre-order details coming soon! Immortal Randy Rhoads - The Ultimate Tribute will also be available in double vinyl gatefold and digital formats.

 
Full track listing with performers:

 
1. Crazy Train

Vocals: Serj Tankian

Gtrs:  Tom Morello

Bass: Rudy Sarzo

Drums:  Vinny Appice

 
2. Over the Mountain

Vocals: Tim "Ripper" Owens

Gtrs: Jon Donais

Bass:  Rudy Sarzo

Drums: Frankie Banali

 
3. Mr Crowley

Vocals: Chuck Billy

Gtrs:  Alexi Laiho

Keyboards: Kelle Rhoads

Bass Rudy: Rudy Sarzo

Drums: Vinny Appice


4. Believer

Vocals: Tim "Ripper" Owens

Gtrs:  Doug Aldrich

Bass: Rudy Sarzo

Drums: Vinny Appice

 
5. Back To The Coast (Quiet Riot)

Vocals: Kelle Rhoads

Gtrs:  Bruce Kulick

Bass: Rudy Sarzo

Drums: Frankie Banali

 
6. I Don't Know

Vocals: Tim "Ripper" Owens

Gtrs: George Lynch

Bass: Rudy Sarzo

Drums: Brett Chassen

 
7. S A T 0

Vocals: Tim "Ripper" Owens

Rhythm guitars: Bob Kulick

Lead guitar: Dweezil Zappa

Bass: Rudy Sarzo

Drums: Vinny Appice

 
8. Killer Girls (Quiet Riot)

Vocals:  Tim "Ripper" Owens

Gtrs: Joel Hoekstra

Bass: Rudy Sarzo

Drums: Brett Chassen

 
9. Goodbye to Romance

Vocals: Tim "Ripper" Owens

Gtrs: Gus G.

Bass: Rudy Sarzo

Drums: Brett Chassen

 
10. Suicide Solution

Vocals: Tim "Ripper" Owens

Gtrs:  Brad Gillis

Bass: Rudy Sarzo

Drums: Brett Chassen

 
11. Flying High Again

Vocals: Tim "Ripper" Owens

Gtrs:  Bernie Torme

Bass: Rudy Sarzo

Drums:  Brett Chassen

 
A lover of classical music, Rhoads had taken initial steps into rock'n'roll as a 16 year old when he formed a band, that soon became Quiet Riot. Rhoads was vaulted to the limelight in 1979 when Ozzy Osbourne chose the relatively unknown guitarist to help shape a new future for him via his band, Blizzard of Oz. The result saw Rhoads co-script two of the most famous albums in hard rock history, Blizzard Of Oz and Diary of A Madman, and rapidly ascended the stairway of fame and recognition for his virtuoso playing and writing. Famed for the way he fused classical flavors with technically-excellent hard rock, Rhoads became one of the most influential lead guitarists in rock.

 
When he tragically passed away on March 19, 1982 in a plane accident, Rhoads was only 25 years old, but thankfully, the legend of his work, ethos and their continuing influence on a whole new generation of guitarists, has never dimmed.

 
Celebrate the life and legend of Randy Rhoads with Immortal Randy Rhoads - The Ultimate Tribute.

 
For more information on this release, please visit http://udr-music.com/index.php/randyrhoads-info.

ENTERTAINMENT ONE TO RELEASE PRONG'S NEW LP
SONGS FROM THE BLACK HOLE ON MARCH 31, 2015
ARTWORK AND TRACK LISTING REVEALED


COVERS OF BAD BRAINS, FUGAZI & NEIL YOUNG TO BE INCLUDED
(NEW YORK) - PRONG will release an all covers LP titled Songs From The Black Hole in the U.S. on March 31st via eOne Music. The release will be in tandem with SPV/Steamhammer special CD and LP edition available in Scandinavia on March 25, in Germany on March 27, and the rest of Europe on March 30. "PRONG is very excited about the upcoming release of our new record, 'Songs From The Black Hole,'" says frontman Tommy Victor. "We are equally excited about the artwork and packaging."
TRACK LISTING:

1. Doomsday (DISCHARGE)
2. Vision Thing (SISTERS OF MERCY)
3. Goofy`s Concern (BUTTHOLE SURFERS)
4. Kids Of The Black Hole (ADOLESCENTS)
5. Bars (BLACK FLAG)
6. Seeing Red (KILLING JOKE)
7. Don`t Want To Know If You Are Lonely (HÜSKER DÜ)
8. Give Me The Cure (FUGAZI)
9. Banned in DC (BAD BRAINS)
10. Cortez The Killer (NEIL YOUNG)

Victor continues, "With the help of our art director Mike Lopez, the theme of urban decay, desolation, insecurity and ultimate change that prevails in the music has been brought to the surface in images. Since much of PRONG's origins come from a place of abandonment, we feel our new album artwork fully reflects this sentiment."

The track list is far from traditional. With covers of artists like Neil Young, Black Flag, Bad Brains and Sisters of Mercy, the band casts their net wide. The goal, says Victor, was to explore the vast landscape that makes up the bands sound, stemming from their roots. "Since the record explores PRONG's roots, musically and geographically, this needed to be expressed visually and this was attained."

STEVEN ADLER (GnR) DONATES PERSONAL EXPERIENCE TO AUCTION

FOR FUR & FEATHER ANIMAL SANCTUARY

BID NOW ON CHARITY BUZZ



HOLLYWOOD, CA (January 6, 2015) - Only 1 day till the auction opens for multi-platinum Rock Hall of Famer STEVEN ADLER's private meeting and personal practice drum kit to open for bids. Wednesday, January 7rh at 9am EST the auction opens live - This is a very special and rare package and is the first-ever personal experience Adler has donated. This is truly a chance of a lifetime!


STEVEN ADLER PACKAGE PREVIEW: www.charitybuzz.com/catalog_items/720400?preview=1

 
Adler, known for his hard-driving drum beats for legendary hard rock band Guns N' Roses, is also a longtime animal advocate and a close friend to Fur & Feather Animal Sanctuary.

FUR & FEATHER ANIMAL SANCTUARY a 501(c)(3) is organized exclusively for charitable, and educational purposes, more specifically for helping homeless and un-wanted animals with medical care, adoption in a no-kill safe environment, fight against animal cruelty, educate the public on the importance of spay/neuter, the basic care of animals, and the rehabilitation of wildlife. The sanctuary will be an over-flow of the City and County shelters, while assisting traditional rescues with food, medical and a foster program. Currently fundraising to buy land and build homes where animals can live in healthy surroundings until they are adopted. This environment will protect and allow all animals to live to see their full potential~

 
More info: www.furfeather.org or www.facebook.com/furfeather


SCOTT WEILAND AND THE WILDABOUTS 1ST ALBUM BLASTER SET FOR MARCH 31 RELEASE

TICKETS ON SALE JANUARY 9 FOR 13 CITY, MAJOR MARKET TOUR + FESTIVAL DATES



"What we've come up with is really heavy, slinky, and sexy," says Weiland.
As reported earlier today in Rolling Stone, Scott Weiland, "one of rock's most dynamic front men" (Spin Mag), and his band the Wildabouts, will release their first album ever on March 31. Titled BLASTER, the album was produced by Rick Parker [Black Rebel Motorcycle Club] and recorded throughout 2014 at Lavish Studios in Burbank and at The Sandbox in Beachwood Canyon. BLASTER features twelve tracks, all but one were written by Weiland. Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts will hit the road in February in support of the new project, with tickets going on sale January 9 for the first 13 shows (see itinerary below). Additional shows will be added, but the 2x Grammy winning, multi-platinum selling songwriter/vocalist Weiland and his band already have a busy spring, with previously announced shows at SXSW, the Sundance Film Festival and additional festival dates.



Weiland and the Wildabouts, guitarist Jeremy Brown, bassist Tommy Black, and drummer Danny Thompson, have a comradery fostered by years of jamming and touring together. After touring for several months in 2013, they hunkered down in Weiland's Southern California studio and rehearsal space to write and record what would eventually become BLASTER.
"The album has its own distinctive sound," says Weiland, "but it also can entice those Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver fans who have stuck by me. Over the years, I've gone back and forth between art records and being in a band. This is a hybrid. What we've come up with is really heavy, slinky, and sexy. There's a lot of fuzz. The best way to describe it is 'Furry'." I knew I wanted to make a rock record," proclaims Weiland. "It all just came together.


Scott Weiland has cumulatively sold over 44 million records worldwide with Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver. He's garnered two Grammy Awards in the category of "Best Hard Rock Performance"-in 2005 for "Slither" and in 1994 for "Plush". Stone Temple Pilots' Purple debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 a feat also accomplished by Velvet Revolver's Contraband. Weiland's voice has driven some of the most recognizable hits in rock 'n' roll history including "Sex Type Thing", "Wicked Garden", "Creep", "Interstate Love Song", "Vasoline", "The Big Empty", "Sour Girl", "Down", and more. He released his memoir Not Dead & Not for Sale in 2011 to critical applause. Still, his most powerful music is yet to come with the release of BLASTER.

TOUR DATES:
2/22/15: Scottsdale, AZ - Pub Rock
2/24/15: Denver, CO - Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom
2/26/15: Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room
2/27/15: Chicago, IL - Double Door
2/28/15: Flint, MI - The Machine Shop
3/2/15: Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge
3/3/15: Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
3/6/15: Orlando, FL - The Social
3/7/15: Destin, FL - Club LA
3/10/15: New York, NY - Gramercy Theatre
3/12/15: Philadelphia, PA - World Café Live
3/13/15: Baltimore, MD - Ottobar
3/14/15: Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall

Additional festival dates:
4/25/15: Welcome to Rockville - Jacksonville, FL
5/16/15: Rock on the Range - Colombus OH
5/30/15: BottleRock Music Festival - Napa Valley


CHEETAH CHROME FEATURING STREETWALKIN' CHEETAHS
AT JAMES WILLIAMSON: RE-LICKED SHOW
Friday, January 16th at Bootleg HiFi
All-Star Line-up With Alison Mosshart (The Kills/ Dead Weather), Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys), Lisa Kekaula (The Bellrays) and Many More



January 6th, 2015 (Nashville, TN) -- Plowboy Records announces Cheetah Chrome featuring the Street Walkin' Cheetahs confirmed to play Los Angeles for the James Williamson: Re-Licked concert. The Fold Silver Lake explains "Stooges guitarist James Williamson will be gathering together many of the noted singers and musicians that helped him resuscitate 14 early Iggy Pop/ Williamson-penned Stooges rarities" Austin Chronicle's Kevin Curtain reported on Chrome and Williamson's SXSW appearance last year stating "With Dead Boys guitarist Cheetah Chrome and the Stooges' James Williamson jamming "White Light, White Heat" with Alejandro Escovedo and Blondie's Clem Burke on Wednesday at the Austin Music Awards, two of the best punk guitarists of the Seventies joined forces."


JAMES WILLIAMSON: Re-Licked
with Cheetah Chrome featuring the Street Walkin' Cheetahs
Friday, January 16, 2015
at Bootleg HiFi in Los Angeles
doors 8:00 pm // tickets $35 // 21+
also playing: Alison Mosshart (The Kills/ Dead Weather), Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys), Lisa Kekaula (The Bellrays) and many more to perform songs from James Williamson's new album, Re-Licked.

Set times TBA, line-up as follows:
Richmond Sluts, openers
Cheetah Chrome featuring the Street Walkin' Cheetahs, support
James Williamson and guests, headlining

JOHN 5 & THE CREATURES ON TOUR 2015 - DATES ADDED!!!!

 
FIRST EVER SOLO TOUR IN SUPPORT OF HIS LATEST SOLO RELEASE:

CAREFUL WITH THAT AXE

 
NOW AVAILABLE ON ALL MAJOR DOWNLOAD OUTLETS - PHYSICAL CD AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY ON

WWW.JOHN-5.COM


 
HOLLYWOOD, CA (January 5, 2015) - John 5 & The Creatures will embark on a string of dates in 2015 in support of CAREFUL WITH THAT AXE starting Sunday, February 8 in Ramona CA. The play list will not only have several songs from the new album, but the band will also play songs from each of John 5's solo albums. These songs have never been heard live in concert - From the start of his solo career with critically acclaimed albums: VERTIGO, SONGS FOR SANITY all the way to THE DEVIL KNOWS MY NAME and of course, the current release CAREFUL WITH THAT AXE - Now is your chance to be a part of a once in a life time concert!

 
**** TOUR VIDEO HERE:  www.dropbox.com/s/e6ke3es7ad43sxh/john5-tour5.mp4?dl=0

 
John 5 & The Creatures consist of John 5 (guitar), Ian Ross (bass) and Rodger Carter (drums). Get your tickets NOW!


TOUR DATES - MORE TO BE ADDED

 
SUN     02/08 RAMONA, CA                       RAMONA MAINSTAGE

TUES    02/10  SAN FRANCISCO, CA           DNA LOUNGE

WED    02/11  LOS ANGELES, CA                 THE WHISKEY A GO-GO

FRI       02/13  LAS VEGAS, NV                     VAMP'D

SAT      02/14  TEMPE, AZ                              PUB ROCK

TUES    02/17  LUBBOCK, TX                          JAKES BACKROOM

WED    02/18  AUSTIN, TX                              MOHAWK

FRI       02/20  TYLER, TX                                 CLICKS

SAT      02/21  HOUSTON, TX                         SCOUT BAR

TUES    02/24  SAN ANTONIO, TX                 KAPONE'S

WED    02/25  DALLAS, TX                             TREE'S

FRI       02/27  FT. DEFIANCE, AZ                  FT. DEFIANCE CHAPTER HOUSE

 
More tour dates will be added in the following weeks to come! Full Details and more can be found at www.john-5.com

ANTHRAX CELEBRATES SIXTH GRAMMY NOMINATION WITH THE UNVEILING OF ITS OWN BOURBON BRAND, "INDIANS"

LOS ANGELES, CA - WEDNESDAY, December 17, 2014 -- What better way for the members of Anthrax to celebrate their sixth Grammy nomination than to toast it with a glass of their own brand of bourbon, "Indians." 

Anthrax has aligned with Jefferson's Bourbon, the Kentucky-based company that produces special, limited edition "small batch" whiskeys by blending a variety of aged bourbons and rye whiskeys.  Anthrax's "Indians," a single barrel bourbon, was personally chosen by the band and will taste like no other due to its particular blend and the barrel it was aged in.

"We've been wanting to come up with a special item like this, something that was unusual, one-of-a-kind, not a t-shirt or hoodie or poster," said the band's Frank Bello "and 'Indians' was perfect."

Anthrax's "Indians" bourbon is now available exclusively through Atlantic City Bottle Company - http://acbottlecompany.com/ .  "Indians" will be priced at $75 per bottle (in-store pick up) and $100 (shipped to an address) and will come with a signed piece of the stave of the barrel that the bourbon was aged in.

Anthrax - Bello, Charlie Benante, Scott Ian, and Joey Belladonna - lifted their "Indians"-filled shot glasses last Friday when they found out that "Neon Knights," the band's cover of the Black Sabbath song (from Sabbath's 1980 release, "Heaven and Hell") recorded for the "Ronnie James Dio - This is Your Life" tribute album got the nod in the Grammy Awards Best Metal Performance category.

"It's been an honor everytime we've been nominated," said Anthrax's Benante, "but this one is particularly special.  To have been asked to contribute 'Neon Knights' to Ronnie's tribute album was an honor on its own; to have it nominated for a Grammy is just beyond the best."

Anthrax has just gone into the studio to begin recording their next album, the follow up to 2011's critically acclaimed, Grammy-nominated Worship Music. 


Anthrax's Grammy nominations include:
1991 - "Persistence of Time"
1992 - "Attack of the Killer Bs"
1995 - "Bring the Noise" (live, Anthrax and Public Enemy)
2012 - "I'm Alive"
2014 - "T.N.T."
2015 - "Neon Knights"

Remastered/Expanded Version Of Judas Priest's Classic 'Defenders Of The Faith' Album Announced

On March 10th, a newly expanded three-CD version of 'Defenders of the Faith' will be released via Columbia/Legacy.


NEW YORK, Dec. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Coming off an era which saw several Judas Priest albums that have gone down as some of the greatest in the entire history of heavy metal (namely, 1980's 'British Steel' and 1982's 'Screaming for Vengeance'), the band from Birmingham knew that their next release had to 'deliver the goods,' to cement their standing as the leaders of metal. And deliver they did, with their platinum-certified 1984 release, 'Defenders of the Faith,' which spawned such headbanging classics as 'Freewheel Burning,' 'Jawbreaker,' 'The Sentinel,' 'Some Heads Are Gonna Roll,' and 'Love Bites.'

And on March 10th, a newly expanded three-CD version of the album will be unleashed via Columbia/Legacy, which includes the original ten-track album remastered by producer Tom Allom, and a complete live recording from the 'Defenders' tour, recorded at the Long Beach Arena in California, on May 5, 1984.

The 21-track concert (split up over two discs) perfectly balances the then-new material from the group's ninth studio offering overall, including such classics as 'Metal Gods,' 'Breaking the Law,' 'Sinner,' 'Electric Eye,' 'The Green Manalishi (With the Two-Pronged Crown),' 'Victim of Changes,' and 'You've Got Another Thing Coming,' among many others.

As the band states in the liner notes to the reissue, "It's 30 years since we released 'Defenders of the Faith' - we're very proud to say it has become a classic that's beloved by Priest fans throughout the world."

Judas Priest continues to 'defend the faith' to this day, as the group recently issued their seventeenth studio album, 'Redeemer of Souls,' which sees the band's popularity amongst metalheads remain as strong as ever, as it debuted higher than any other previous Priest release (at #6 on the Billboard 200). And on the group's current tour, quite a few classics from 'Defenders' are being performed for the first time in years.

And soon, fans will get a chance to re-experience vintage Judas Priest, with the 'Defenders of the Faith' reissue.

CD1 'Defenders of the Faith' Re-Mastered

    Freewheel Burning
    Jawbreaker
    Rock Hard Ride Free
    The Sentinel
    Love Bites
    Eat Me Alive
    Some Heads Are Gonna Roll
    Night Comes Down
    Heavy Duty
    Defenders of the Faith

CD2 Live at Long Beach Arena, California 5th May 1984

    Love Bites
    Jawbreaker
    Grinder
    Metal Gods
    Breaking the Law
    Sinner
    Desert Plains
    Some Heads Are Gonna Roll
    The Sentinel
    Rock Hard Ride Free

CD3 Live at Long Beach Arena, California 5th May 1984

    Night Comes Down
    The Hellion
    Electric Eye
    Heavy Duty
    Defenders of the Faith
    Freewheel Burning
    Victim of Changes
    The Green Manalishi (With the Two-Pronged Crown)
    Living After Midnight
    Hell Bent For Leather
    You've Got Another Thing Coming

EXODUS to Perform at Monster Energy "Welcome To Rockville"

Taking Place April 25 & 26 @ Metropolitan Park in Jacksonville, FL

 
Witness Additional Performances from SLIPKNOT, KORN, GODSMACK and Many More

 
Discounted Ticket Pre-Sale Available

Tuesday, December 9 through Friday, December 12


 
Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville will celebrate its fifth anniversary at Jacksonville, Florida's Metropolitan Park on April 25 & 26! Bay Area thrash pioneers EXODUS are along for the ride this year, joining a stacked rock line-up including Slipknot, Korn and Godsmack, along with Marilyn Manson, Slayer, Ministry, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, the triumphant return of Breaking Benjamin, Papa Roach, Halestorm, The Pretty Reckless, Of Mice & Men and many more (see below for full current band listing).


The exact date that EXODUS will perform will be announced next year.

 
A discounted ticket pre-sale for Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville is available from Tuesday, December 9 at 10:00 AM ET through Friday, December 12 at 9:59 AM ET. A password for access to the ticket pre-sale can be obtained via www.WelcomeToRockvilleFestival.com, local Florida, Georgia and Alabama rock radio stations, and select rock media outlets.

 
Also visit the site above for VIP ticket info, pricing, hotel packages, and more. Ticket prices will increase in the coming weeks, so fans are encouraged to buy now and save.

 
The current band lineup for Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville is as follows: Slipknot, Korn and Godsmack, along with Marilyn Manson, Slayer, Ministry, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, Breaking Benjamin, Papa Roach, Halestorm, The Pretty Reckless, Of Mice & Men, In This Moment, Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts, Queensrÿche, Live, Hollywood Undead, In Flames, Motionless In White, Tremonti, Suicidal Tendencies, Testament, All That Remains, The Devil Wears Prada, Hatebreed, Periphery, Fozzy, Nonpoint, Exodus, Young Guns, Butcher Babies, Starset, We Are Harlot, Like A Storm, Upon A Burning Body, Beartooth, Islander, '68, Stars In Stereo, Red Sun Rising, From Ashes To New, Sons Of Texas, World Gone, with more to be announced.

RANDY RHOADS BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

 
BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE OPEN HOUSE - DECEMBER 4TH - 6TH

FREE EVENT - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC - 3PM TO 9PM

 
ACOUSTIC SET SATURDAY DECEMBER 6TH

 
HOLLYWOOD, CA (December 3, 2014) - Come celebrate the Late, Great Randy Rhoads birthday with his family this week at Kathy Rhoads D'Argenzio and her husband Richard D'Argenzio's wine tasting room in Burbank.

 
The Randy Rhoads Birthday Tribute weekend starts Thursday, December 4th and ends Saturday, December 6th - open from 3pm to 9pm daily.  This will be a weekend to remember for all fans and friends alike. You will get to meet the whole Rhoads family, taste the Randy Rhoads wine, and see personal memorabilia that has not been shown for public viewing.

 
The D'Argenzio winery, has for several years, produced a special wine in the name of Randy Rhoads with all proceeds of this wine going to fund the Randy Rhoads Foundation to assist kids in learning music.

 
A special note from the Rhoads family:

 
The Rhoads family wishes to thank you all for all the heartfelt support and love for Randy. We also thank you for keeping his memory alive.

 
Happy Birthday to my loving son and our dear brother~

 
Delores Rhoads, Kelle Rhoads and Kathy Rhoads D'Argenzio~

 
Randy Rhoads is best known for his tour of duty with Ozzy Osbourne and his band, then known as The Blizzard of Ozz. Once Rhoads had officially joined, the band headed into the studio to record their debut album, titled Blizzard of Ozz. Propelled by Rhoads' neo-classical guitar work, the album was an instant hit with rock fans, particularly in the USA. They released two singles from the album: "Mr Crowley" and the hit "Crazy Train".  Rhoads left us March 19th, 1982 in a tragic plane crash leaving us a huge void in music. His legacy of brilliant music will live forever in the hearts of the people - He was a true hero and legend.

 
Please join us December 4th through December 6th and pay respects to Randy Rhoads and his family for his birthday at the:

 
D'Argenzio Tasting Room

1204 W. Burbank Blvd

Burbank, CA  91506

818 846 8466

3pm to 9pm

 
For more information on Randy Rhoads click www.randyrhoads.us or www.dargenziowine.com

Grammy Winning Band System Of A Down To Commemorate 100th Anniversary Of Armenian Genocide With World Tour "WAKE UP THE SOULS" ARENA TOUR CALLS FOR JUSTICE FOR 1.5 MILLION ARMENIANS SLAIN DURING OTTOMAN EMPIRE'S ETHNIC CLEANSING

LANDMARK TOUR SEES MULTI-PLATINUM ALT-ROCK GROUP PERFORMING IN HOMELAND OF ARMENIA FOR FIRST TIME EVER



LOS ANGELES, Nov. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- April 24th, 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, an attempted extermination of the Armenian people by the Ottoman Empire. A century later, SYSTEM OF A DOWN refuse to let the victims and lessons learned be forgotten. On April 10th, 2015, they'll commemorate the Genocide's 100th anniversary on the world stage with their "Wake Up The Souls" arena tour, an international trek that begins at London's Wembley Arena and culminates with the band's first-ever performance in Yerevan's Republic Square. For ticket info on the tour, which is the band's first since 2013, visit systemofadown.com.

"As a band, it's been one of our dreams to play in Armenia," says lead vocalist Serj Tankian. "To be able to play in the homeland of our forefathers while respecting the memory of those that perished in the first genocide of the 20th century will be an honor."

As pointed out in a recent Forbes op-ed piece by Jano Boghossian, the atrocities committed in 1915 marked and traumatized all subsequent generations of Armenians both in the small remaining homeland, and the far-reaching Diaspora. "Victim groups have no need for a justification of memory," wrote Boghossian, "but they do need justice." System Of A Down's landmark tour will see them take the call for truth to Germany, France, Belgium, Netherlands and Russia. The group, whose four members are all of Armenian descent, have lost family members and history to the Genocide and have worked tirelessly over the years to promote awareness. In April 2009, Tankian made a short video urging President Obama to honor his campaign pledge to properly commemorate the Armenian Genocide. The group made headlines in 2013 after a concert at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles saw Tankian asking the packed-house crowd to imagine a government that remained silent on the Holocaust, as many did regarding the Armenian, Greek and Assyrian genocides.

"The pursuit of justice knows no time restraints, recognizes no obstacles, and will not be halted until justice is met, whether it's one hundred years or one thousand," says drummer John Dolmayan.

Fans looking for information about the "Wake Up The Souls" tour and/or how to get involved should visit systemofadown.com, where they'll see content curated by the band, along with an interactive "heat map" splash page featuring their statement about the cause, along with tour dates, ticket links, share options, fan-generated content and "Take Action" instructions. 

When the user clicks on any highlighted city on the heat map, a fact about the Armenian Genocide will pop up, which will be sharable to the users' social networks (example - France: "In 1915 France advises Young Turk leaders that they will be held personally responsible for crimes against humanity"). Each tour date will line up with a "Facebook Event Page" to which fans can RSVP, creating a community around each performance. Above the map will be instructions for fans to interact by using the hashtag #wakeupthesouls. As fans tweet and share, the heat map will grow around the world, showing the impact of people talking about the cause and tour on a global scale.

The "Take Action" page will give fans the opportunity to send out a pre-populated tweet pledging to stand with the good people of conscience in Turkey and urge for global justice for the Armenian Genocide. This automated tweet will also contain the campaign hashtag, which will cycle back around into the heat map feed.  System Of A Down want to clearly state that this is not directed at the people of Turkey, but rather at the atrocities that were carried out. "Our campaign is about bringing justice, recognition, support and resolve."

Since their arrival in 1998, System Of A Down has released 5 studio albums, sold over 31 million copies worldwide, had three No. 1 debuts on Billboard's Top 200 Album Chart, garnered a Grammy win and amassed a global following whose members numbers in the tens of millions. They've written and recorded 7 top 10 radio hits, 2 of which were chart-topping No. 1's (2002's "Aerials" and 2005's "Hypnotize"). In 2005 System Of A Down released both Mezmerize and Hypnotize in two installments as a dual album in a single year. Each debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 and on charts around the world, achieving the rare feat of having two No. 1 albums in the same calendar year. "B.Y.O.B." (Bring Your Own Bombs) was the first single released from Mezmerize and earned the band a Grammy for Best Hard Rock Performance.

Los Angeles-based fans can catch System Of A Down headlining Night One of KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas on December 13 at the Los Angeles Forum. More info at KROQ.com.

Dates for the "Wake Up The Souls" tour are as follows:

April 10-London/UK @ Wembley Arena

April 13 - Cologne/Germany @ Lanxess Arena

April 14 - Lyon/France @ La Halle Tony Garnier

April 16 - Brussels/Belgium @ Forest National

April 17 - Amsterdam/Netherlands @ Ziggo Dome

April 20 - Moscow/Russia @ Olympisky

April 23 - Yerevan/Armenia @ Republic Square

systemofadown.com

AC/DC To Launch New, Exclusive, Limited-Run SiriusXM Channel "AC/DC Radio" to feature "Town Hall" special with AC/DC


NEW YORK, Nov. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SiriusXM announced today that it will launch "AC/DC Radio," an exclusive, limited-run channel featuring the music of legendary hard rock band AC/DC.

SiriusXM's "AC/DC Radio" will air Wednesday, November 26 through Sunday, December 7 via satellite on channel 25 and through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at siriusxm.com. The limited-run channel will feature music spanning AC/DC's entire career up to their new album Rock or Bust, which is scheduled to be released on Tuesday, December 2, as well as classic rock music that airs regularly on SiriusXM's Classic Rewind channel.

Additionally, AC/DC members Angus Young and Brian Johnson will be in the SiriusXM studios as part of a special edition of SiriusXM's "Town Hall" series. The "Town Hall" with AC/DC will include the hard rock icons answering questions about their storied career and new album Rock or Bust, from a studio audience of SiriusXM listeners, and moderated by renowned/Grammy award winning producer Brendan O'Brien, who produced Rock Or Bust.

"SiriusXM's Town Hall with AC/DC" will air on Thursday, November 27 at 12:00 pm ET, via satellite on "AC/DC Radio." For rebroadcast times, please visit www.siriusxm.com/townhall.

"SiriusXM's Town Hall with AC/DC" is part of SiriusXM's "Town Hall" series, featuring iconic entertainers and figures sitting down with studio audiences of SiriusXM listeners. Previous SiriusXM "Town Hall" specials have featured Bruce Springsteen, Billy Crystal, Quentin Tarantino, Carol Burnett, Tom Petty, Willie Nelson, KISS, Coldplay, Ringo Starr, Barbra Streisand, Taylor Swift, Hugh Jackman, Dolly Parton, Kris Kristofferson, the cast of Nashville, Jason Aldean, Roger Waters, the surviving members of Nirvana, Gregg Allman, Usher and Tony Hawk.

"AC/DC Radio" is an example of SiriusXM channels created with iconic and prominent artists, including Bruce Springsteen's E Street Radio, Jimmy Buffett's Radio Margaritaville, Willie Nelson's Willie's Roadhouse, The Pink Floyd Channel, B.B. King's Bluesville, Elvis Radio, Siriusly Sinatra, Ozzy Osbourne's Ozzy's Boneyard, Pearl Jam Radio, Eminem's Shade 45,Tiësto's Club Life Radio and Neil Diamond Radio.

For more information on SiriusXM, please visit www.siriusxm.com.

GANG OF FOUR
Reveal What Happens Next
on February 24, 2015 via Metropolis Records
Spring 2015 U.S. Tour Announced!



UK's legendary post-punk GANG OF FOUR will release a new album, What Happens Next, on February 24, 2015 on Metropolis Records in the USA and Canada, and Membran in Europe. The follow-up to the critically acclaimed album Content, What Happens Next features collaborations with Alison Mosshart from The Kills, Robbie Furze from The Big Pink, Gail Ann Dorsey, German superstar Herbert Grönemeyer and Japanese superstar Hotei.

The first album without vocalist Jon King, What Happens Next refers to both the outside world and the band itself: an emphatic commitment to the future. "The focus is more on universal issues, like how individuals behave in certain ways or how our world is constructed, than local issues or current affairs," says founding guitarist and songwriter Andy Gill. "Gang of Four is anything but parochial." When King left the project, a reinvigorated Gill seized the opportunity to re-imagine Gang of Four from the ground up. The new album is an unexpected twist that still operates as the next logical step for the legendary post-punk band.

Sandwiched between Joy Division's landmark album Unknown Pleasures and Led Zepellin's iconic IV, Gang of Four's debut Entertainment! sits at #8 on Pitchfork's Top 100 of the 1970s, proclaiming it "caustic and bursting with disgust for unethical capitalism, opportunist politicians and consumer society, among other things, but it's also crafted with amazing pop sensibility - and is, of course, remarkably danceable." Earlier this year, that same album was found on Kurt Cobain's handwritten list of favorite albums. Echoing the singular importance of the band's impact on music, Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello told Rolling Stone this past July 2014 that "there's no one more influential on my guitar playing than Andy Gill." Having been named a massive influence by many artists including Bloc Party, R.E.M., The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nine Inch Nails, The Rapture, Franz Ferdinand and LCD Soundsystem, among hundreds of others, Gang of Four's legacy continues not by being frozen in a moment in time, but by constant evolution while remaining true to the original spirit of the band.

What Happens Next was written and produced by Andy Gill in London. The lead single from What Happens Next is "Broken Talk", which features vocals from Alison Mosshart and is available to stream now here: https://soundcloud.com/gangoffour/broken-talk. The band will tour in North America in March 2015, with dates on sale starting Friday November 14, as follows:

GANG OF FOUR
Tour Dates

11-27 Huddersfield, England - Holmfirth Picturedome
11-28 London, England - Hammersmith Apollo
12-17 Lille, France - L'Aeronef
12-18 Fontenay Sous Bois, France - Festival Les Aventuriers
03-03 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
03-04 Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts
03-06 Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
03-07 New York, NY - Irving Plaza
03-09 Toronto, Ontario - Lee's Palace
03-10 Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop
   

03-12 Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theater
03-13 Chicago, IL - Park West
03-14 Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge
03-15 Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse
03-17 Houston, TX - Warehouse Live Studio
03-18 Dallas, TX - Trees
03-23 San Francisco, CA - The Independent
03-24 Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre
03-25 Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up Tavern
03-28 Santa Ana, CA - Burgerama @ The Observatory

Gang of Four is Andy Gill (guitar), John "Gaoler" Sterry (vocals), Thomas McNiece (bass) and Jonny Finnegan (drums).

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www.gangoffour.co.uk
www.facebook.com/gangoffourofficial
twitter.com/gangof4official


Morbid Tales! An Illustrated Tribute To Celtic Frost
To See Release This Saturday; Decibel Magazine Talks In-Depth With Author Mark Rudolph



Morbid Tales! An Illustrated Tribute To Celtic Frost is a mega 155-page comic with illustrations and illustrated anecdotes from a varied bunch of metal musicians/authors. Edited by renowned illustrator Mark Rudolph who's crafted artwork for metal giants like Carcass, Coalesce, Battlecross and so many others in addition to regular contributions to Decibel and Metal Hammer Magazines, the book will see release later this month via a joint venture with Corpse Flower Records and CV Comics.

 
The second in a planned trilogy of metal-centric graphic novels. Morbid Tales! An Illustrated Tribute To Celtic Frost serves as the follow-up to Rudolph's 2012-released Satan Is Alive; A Tribute To Mercyful Fate. Less a literal take on the subject matter than that of the Mercyful Fate book, Morbid Tales! delves into the world created from Frost's music rather than translating lyrics and boasts an extraordinary list of work from the likes of Rudolph, Justin Bartlett, Shawn Knight (Child Bite), J. Bennett (Ides Of Gemini), Slasher Dave (Acid Witch), Tim Shagrat (Acid Witch/Reaper/Shitfucker), Ravn (1349) and dozens upon dozens of others. The book also includes forewords from Tomas Lindberg (At The Gates) and Ivar Bjornson (Enslaved) with additional pieces from Joel Grind (Toxic Holocaust), Flo Swartz (Pyogenesis), Ben Ash (Carcass),Scott Kelly (Neurosis), Fenriz (Darkthrone), Dan Lilker (Brutal Truth), Jeff Wagner(author of Mean Deviation), Shane Embury (Napalm Death), Greg Macintosh (Paradise Lost), Trevor Peres (Obituary), Scott Carlson and Matt Olivo (Repulsion), Orvar Säfström (Nirvanna 2002), Attila Csihar (Mayhem), Chris Reifert (Autopsy) and John Paradiso (Evoken).


In a recent interview with Decibel Magazine, Rudolph discusses the impetus in selecting Tom G. Warrior as the basis of his recent graphic novel. "He definitely had an interesting upbringing and I respect how he took the inner turmoil and turned it into something rather than turning to drugs or less savory activity. His childhood is like a fairy tale. He was this kid that overcame these things to become a force. I was drawn to him because I also created my own worlds. And I was drawn to how he did that through music. I have a story in the book about my broad interpretation of him as a child overcoming those odds and becoming the Tom Warrior character."


Morbid Tales! An Illustrated Tribute To Celtic Frost will be released via Corpse Flower Records on November 15th, 2014. Corpse Flower will also be issuing an accompanying, limited edition LP of Celtic Frost cover tunes later this year. Stay tuned for details.

 
In the meantime, check out the host of preorder packages available.


http://www.corpseflowerrecords.com

THE BIRTHDAY MASSACRE
SUPERSTITION
Set for Release November 11, 2014 via Metropolis Records
Kicking Off Tour of US and Canada!


A fascinating hybrid of electronic pop and goth-tinged rock with an industrial metal twist, THE BIRTHDAY MASSACRE has been described as 'a perfect mixture of Alice in Wonderland and the stuff that nightmares are made of.' Superstition is the band's sixth album and the high point of their career and will be released on November 11, 2014 via Metropolis Records. The band will also be embarking on a continental tour hitting the US and Canada, beginning on Nov. 9th in Montreal and commencing in mid-December (tour dates below).

Recorded via a highly successful Pledge campaign that surpassed 100% of its target within 24 hours of commencement, it celebrates the devotion of the band's ever-increasing fan base whilst simultaneously demonstrating their ability to surprise and satisfy the casual listener.

Originally formed via a Fine Art Program in Ontario, Canada by charismatic lead singer Chibi and guitarists Rainbow and Falcore, TBM initially self-produced and released an album entitled Nothing and Nowhere plus an EP, Violet, backing these up with well received live shows that brought the band to the attention of Metropolis Records. The next TBM album, 2007's Walking With Strangers, included additional production by Dave 'Rave' Ogilvie (NIN, Marilyn Manson, Skinny Puppy), who continues to work with the band to this day. The autumn of 2010 saw the release of a fourth studio album, Pins And Needles, which was described in one review as 'a deliciously dark slice of guitar driven goth rock that could single handedly soundtrack the entire Tim Burton filmography.' Their next release, Hide & Seek, was issued two years later and became TBM's first Billboard chart record. Described by the UK's Kerrang! Magazine as a 'shot of playfully synth-drenched psychodrama', it drew comparisons to the likes of NIN, Lacuna Coil and Depeche Mode in its wide-ranging sound palette.

And now comes Superstition, an album that brings together all of TBM's themes and experiences into one of the most intriguing yet accessible record releases in recent memory. Superstition is driven in part by its raw, unapologetic emotion. As Chibi's commanding vocals launch into the album opener "Divide," the album unfolds into a twisted world that leads to the dark and haunting album reprise "Trinity," a track laced with cello and richly-orchestrated symphonic textures. Yet, no track on Superstition captures the imagination and footlight approach of The Birthday Massacre quite as flawlessly as the album's lead single "Beyond." From Chibi's efficacious storytelling to Rainbow's thunderous guitar solo, "Beyond" pushes listener deeper into the twisted-tangles and complications of The Birthday Massacre's poetic dark narratives.


THE BIRTHDAY MASSACRE

11/09/14 - Underworld - Montreal, CAN
11/10/14 - Brighton Music Hall - Boston, MA
11/12/14 - Webster Hall (Marlin Room) - New York, NY
11/13/14 - District N9ne - Philadelphia, PA
11/14/14 - Altar Bar - Pittsburgh, PA
11/15/14 - Empire - West Springfield, VA
11/18/14 - The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
11/19/14 - The Oprheum - Tampa, FL
11/21/14 - Warehouse Live - Houston, TX
11/22/14 - The Korova - San Antonio, TX
11/23/14 - GMBG - Dallas, TX
11/26/14 - Electric Ballroom - Scottsdale, AZ
11/28/14 - Vinyl - Las Vegas, NV
11/29/14 - The Glass House Concert Hall - Pomona, CA
11/30/14 - The Roxy Theatre - West Hollywood, CA
12/02/14 - Slim's - San Francisco, CA
12/03/14 - Ace of Spades - Sacramento, CA
12/05/14 - Hawthorne Theatre - Portland, OR
12/06/14 - Studio Seven - Seattle, WA
12/09/14 - Murray Theatre - Salt Lake City, UT
12/10/14 - Bluebird Theatre - Denver, CO
12/13/14 - Triple Rock Social Club - Minneapolis, MN
12/13/14 - Bottom Lounge - Chicago, IL
12/16/14 - The Agora Ballroom - Cleveland, OH
12/17/14 - The Crofoot Ballroom - Pontiac, MI
12/18/14 - Mod Club Theatre - Toronto, CAN

THE BIRTHDAY MASSACRE is : Chibi (vocals), Falcore (guitars), Rainbow (guitars), Owen (synthesizers), Nate Manor (bass guitar), Rhim (drums)

www.thebirthdaymassacre.com
www.facebook.com/TheBirthdayMassacre

Remembering Housecore Horror Film Fest Co-Founder/True Crime Author Corey Mitchell; Family Fundraiser Launched
 

In an overwhelming outpouring of sympathy and condolences, friends, fans and bands globally remember Housecore Horror Film Festival co-founder/best-selling true crime author, Corey Mitchell, who died of a heart attack Monday, October 27th, 2014 at Emo's, venue home of the event.

 
Partner/Housecore Records head, Philip H. Anselmo, was among the first to speak out: "This is devastating on so many levels, I can't and won't go into how tremendous a loss Corey's untimely death truly is. I was introduced to Corey first and foremost as a best-selling crime author, and shortly after that meeting I agreed to have him as my co-writer of an unfinished novel I'd been working on. It was his idea to create a horror and film festival that would became The Housecore Horror Festival. He had a vision, and no one worked harder than him to see the event through. But forget festivals. Forget books. We lost a great friend. From all of us here at Housecore Records, we extend our utmost condolences to his wife, Audra, and his two beautiful young daughters... We lost a brother. We lost a great man with a passion for everything that we love. He will be unfathomably missed... RIP Corey. His legacy will never be forgotten, nor will his friendship."

 
Elsewhere the sentiment echoes:

 
"A member of our extended family has recently left us. Corey Mitchell was co-founder of the Housecore Horror Festival along with Philip H. Anselmo. Corey suffered a fatal heart attack after the conclusion of the multi-day metal and horror festival's second annual offering. GWAR played Housecore Horror both years, including headlining the event on Saturday, October 25th. Corey, Phil and Kate [Richardson] have always treated us with care and class. Our thoughts go out to Corey's family and friends. -- GWAR

 
"It's really strange, confusing and hard to even write this. I met Corey Mitchell when he was staying with Philip H. Anselmo for a few days to talk about organizing Phil's biography. Corey was a published author of true crime novels and a total extreme horror movie/music fan. He called me out of the blue a little while later and asked me to be on some panels at SXSW and other things just because he respected me and was a fan of EYEHATEGOD. He was the gears and ignition of Housecore Horror Film Fest; he put his heart and soul into the festival 1000% and made things happen the way they were supposed to. He was a friend and an amazing person to work with. I will truly miss the man." -- Mike IX Williams, EYEHATEGOD

 
"I write with heavy hand today in remembrance of a great man, Corey Mitchell. I'd like to express my deepest sympathies to his family and closest friends. Corey Mitchell and Phil Anselmo gave ANCIENT VVISDOM a tremendous opportunity, to be a part of the first Housecore Horror Film Festival. I will forever be grateful for that. As everyone who knew him knows, he loved what he did and that made him happy. That's one of the most important things in life I think." - Nathan Opposition, ANCIENT VVISDOM

 
"Corey Mitchell was one step ahead of you, and did the work of ten people while making it look easy.

Corey Mitchell loved to crack his elbow joints and was the undisputed air guitar champion of the world.

What's that banging sound? That's Corey Mitchell typing. With the same three fingers.

Corey Mitchell used to catch crabs when he was a kid using only a wooden rod and bacon strips.

Corey Mitchell's Boston accent impression sounded more like a scene from Goodfellas, and included way too much shoulder shrugging and eyebrow lifting.

Corey Mitchell was a cookie and ice cream fiend, and liked to pick all the chocolate candies out of the trail mix bowl.

Corey Mitchell fucking loved Aphex Twin and eight-hour Spotify playlists.

Corey Mitchell made the goofiest faces and did the silliest walks. If you placed a sound machine anywhere within his reach, it would be pressed. Repeatedly.

Corey Mitchell almost burned my house down while 'helping' to cook fettuccine, and wrote his notes on plain white paper - no lines, no notebooks.

He was in awe of his fireball daughters and worshipped his mother. His gentle heart housed a deep, fierce love for his family, friends and his festival.

Corey Richard Mitchell was the king of the falcons and had the most beautiful wingspan. I can't imagine this world without such a special person in it, but will spend the rest of my life feeling grateful for the time I had with him." -- Susie Winfield "Film Wrangler" for Housecore Horror Film Festival

 
"When CHILD BITE played the first HHFF, we were so blown away by the lineup it was hard to imagine year #2 even coming close. Somehow they pulled it off with yet another incredible selection of bands. I got to see some of my all time favorites (Napalm Death, Gwar, Samhain) as well as rad new underground acts (Acid Witch, King Parrot, Author & Punisher). Our live set there was a blast on the new outdoor stage, and we had fun screening our latest music video in one of the movie tents as well. Everything at HHFF is curated and operated incredibly well for being such a new, DIY event. The passing of Corey Mitchell was absolutely shocking; we were en route to New Orleans for another show when I received word from Kate. Corey was so enthusiastic & supportive throughout the fest, not just to me but literally every person he came in contact with. We worked on the HHFF magazine ads together leading up to the fest, and as far as being a 'client' he was the best; Positive and on top of his stuff. I'm pissed off that I won't be able to work with him again. Our hearts go out to his wife and two daughters." - Shawn Knight, CHILD BITE

 
"I don't know where to begin, from the volunteers to the fans and the bands, I was floored honored and very thankful to had been a part of such a successful event and it all was due to the efforts of one particular beautiful man we all loved and knew as a true sweetheart with a drive like no other: Corey Mitchell. My heart deeply hurts for his children and remaining family. I'm sure the same goes for all who knew Corey. Every time I ever saw Corey he met me with a genuine sweet smile that I adored and made sure that all was well. He went out of his way to make it happen for ya without a blink. Every time Corey and I would see each other I was in the artist lounge and he would crack up and say, 'every time I see you Marzi, you got a plate of BBQ in your hand,' and he was right HA. We would laugh and be on our way. Of all festivals I have ever played or attended I can't say I've felt more love all around then the HHFF this year. It was a beautiful learning experience and I want to thank all that were there from the bottom of my heart and say that Corey I love you and you will be forever in all our hearts man. You are a legend. RIP." -- Marzi Montazeri, PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS

 
"The second we got to the hotel we were greeted by the guys in Portal, big Phil Anselmo himself, our Eyehategod and Author & Punisher friends and invited back to a 'Barbecue.' Of course that didn't sound very up my alley as I don't eat meat. I'm a bitter, crotchety bastard when fresh off a flight of any length, but a chance to hang out with the hommies as opposed to sitting in a hotel was a chance I took... and boy am I glad I did. Lo and behold we ended up at Corey Mitchell's place and he couldn't have been more gracious. While we all hung outside drinking and getting to know each other, Corey diligently conducted business related to the incredible backend that goes on with a fest of this magnitude. While we all partied, he was busy making sure the next few days would happen flawlessly, which they did. Right off the bat I knew this guy was the hard working brains behind the operation and what a powerful mind that must have been. Here's a best-selling true crime author showing me, one of those guys who gets to the bottom of a page in a book and has no idea what the hell he just read, where the bathroom is in his beautiful and hard earned abode. He was jovial and in good spirits while working on something that would have had me being a bogged down nervous wreck on the verge of a panic attack. He did it all with a smile. He was a very standup guy and without him, the mountains of fun that many, many, MANY horror fans and metalheads had those three days would not have happened. It ended in tragedy and that's something I'm still having a hard time wrapping my mind around. We were just there with him. People of earth... grab your loved ones and tell them how you feel. It may be the last time you do. That's just how life is. Rest in peace, Corey Mitchell." -- Travis Ryan, CATTLE DECAPITATION

 
"Corey's passing is a real tragedy. No one worked harder than him on the Housecore Horror Film Festival.  My thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time." - John Jarvis, FULGORA

 
"The man would bend-over-backwards to do something for you if he was your friend. But then he would turn around and thank you for letting him do it. That was just his nature and how I will always remember Corey. His smile could light-up the biggest concert hall... because you could just sense how much he really enjoyed his life and being who he was. I feel blessed just to have known the guy and I truthfully loved him. RIP Corey... I will think of you often!" -- Bruce Corbitt, RIGOR MORTIS/WARBEAST/WIZARDS OF GORE

 
"I met Corey via Phil and Kate when the idea was presented that myself and [Eyehategod's] Mike IX do our radio/podcast show live from Horrorfest. From the start, Corey loved the idea and instantly sent me messages with ideas as to what we could do and how he could help us. We exchanged ideas and from there and waited for Horrorfest to happen. From the moment I walked in and met Corey, he was nothing but friendly with me. He told me anything we need please let him know. And even after having some issues with asshole volunteers he immediately came to me and asked if he could do something for us. I told him he had enough on his plate and please do not worry but he insisted that he help in any way he could. I watched him all weekend. All over the place always making sure things were being done correctly. Working. Working his dream and his obvious pure love for what he was doing. I smiled because dammit, that was a man who knew what he wanted. Sunday night I had a chance to finally sit down a bit with him and talk. We hit it off and shared some stories. The fact that he took the time to catch up was awesome. Something I did not expect. But you know, that was obviously who he was. A damn good person. Much love to all." -- Perry P., Thee Garbage Men/KILL IT AGAIN

 
"Our friend Corey Mitchell passed away this morning. Corey was a huge supporter of BLOODY HAMMERS and one of the warmest, kindest people I've ever met. Corey was Phil Anselmo's partner in the Housecore Horror Film Festival, accomplished author, father/husband and so much more. Corey reached out to us in early 2013 and personally asked us to play the first Housecore Horror Film Fest and of course we accepted. When I got to the show in Austin last year I finally met him and extended my hand to meet him... he said, 'No way man... only Housecore hugs here," and gave me a big hug. Before our gig he got on stage and did a personal introduction for us... his passing is just devastating news. I've played many shows but I can definitely say that Housecore was the warmest gig I've ever done. Corey and the staff treated us like family and still do to this day. Corey, Shelly, Justin, Phil, Tammy and the whole staff... just amazing people." -- Anders Manga, BLOODY HAMMERS

 
"Extremely saddened by the passing of true crime author and Housecore Horror Fest co-founder, Corey Mitchell. He was a kind, friendly man and a great supporter and contributor to the underground arts. Corey was instrumental in getting REPULSION on the inaugural Housecore Horror Film Fest and he treated us like family. Truly unforgettable. My heart goes out to his friends and loved ones. Rest in peace, friend. -- Scott Carlson, REPULSION

 
"Our hearts are beyond heavy with sadness. We had the opportunity to hang out with Corey several years in a row at SXSW and found him to be a fun-loving, stand-up, genuine individual. He was one of the very first outside contributors that ever wrote for MetalSucks, and is undoubtedly a huge part of why we are what we are today. Corey reached out to us in early 2008 about contributing to the site by drawing upon his long career in metal radio, management and fandom, and has since penned over 150 articles for us. We enjoyed his unique take on the music we all love, as well as his willingness to engage commenters and get involved in the community. On behalf of everyone at the MetalSucks Mansion, we thank Corey for all his hard work and dedication and wish his family and friends the absolute very best. Our thoughts and condolences are with you. Horns up. Tuck n' fold, brother." -- Vince Neilstein, MetalSucks

 
"It was a pleasure meeting Corey Mitchell and I didn't get to spend as much time with him as I would like to have because he was super busy putting on one of the most interesting shows I have ever been to. Everyone who went were really in to it. My thoughts are with his family and friends" -- Edwin Neal, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre - The Hitchhiker

 
"Sadly, I never got to meet Corey in person, but he was a great writer and a consummate professional and we always felt so lucky to have him on the MS team. My thoughts are with his family and those closest to him. He will be missed." -- Axl Rosenberg, MetalSucks

 
"I have been at a complete loss for words over the sudden passing of Corey Mitchell. This quote attributed to Charles Bukowski is the only thing playing through my head: 'Find what you love and let it kill you. Let it drain from you your all. Let it cling onto your back and weigh you down into eventual nothingness. Let it kill you, and let it devour your remains. For all things will kill you, both slowly and fastly, but it's much better to be killed by a lover.' Corey loved the festival he created, he loved metal and horror, and he loved Phil Anselmo like a brother. He loved his family; he talked of his wife and two daughters often. It was often hard to pass Corey without being roped in for a hug. I spoke to him several times yesterday morning, and he was in good spirits, and very pleased with the success of our second Housecore Horror Film Festival. I can't believe that just an hour or so later, he was gone. My most sincere condolences go out to his family, his Housecore family, and everyone who knew him." -- Shelly Dread, Executive Assistant at Housecore Horror Film Festival

 
"It never mattered what I was calling him about -- films, Housecore, just to chat -- we would always spend the first ten minutes talking about his girls and his family life, and how much that all meant to him. I remember last year, in the middle of the badge pickup rush on the first night of the festival, we just went for a half hour walk together, just so he could tell me about his family. Even in the middle of all that madness, they were what was first on his mind." -- Richard Whittaker, Staff Writer - The Austin Chronicle

 
Corey Mitchell was a Los Angeles Times and Borders International Group bestselling author of several true crime books including Hollywood Death Scenes, Dead And Buried, Murdered Innocents, Evil Eyes, Strangler, Pure Murder, and Savage Son. Mitchell was also the founder of the #1 true crime blog, In Cold Blog, a former blogger for the Discovery Channel's Hollywood on Crime blog, contributor to MetalSucks, and the horror film festival blogger for Bloody Disgusting. Mitchell's eighth true crime book, Teach Me To Kill, about the murder of Diane Tilly, will be released in the coming weeks. Mitchell's funeral was held this past Tuesday, November 4th, 2014 and a Family Fundraiser was launched earlier this week to help Mitchell's wife Audra and his two young daughters (with a now-functioning PayPal option).

 
https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/0tWo2?fb_action_ids=10205339429822818&fb_action_types=fundrazr%3Acomment_on

http://www.facebook.com/HousecoreHorrorFilmFestival
http://housecorehorrorfilmfestival.com
Corey Mitchell's Books on Amazon
Corey Mitchell's Books on Barnes & Noble.com

 

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY: Reed Mullin And Karl Agell To Perform Blind Album In Its Entirety At Katherine Ludwig Benefit Concert; Practice Footage Posted + Donation Page Launched


Vocalist Karl Agell, who sang on CORROSION OF CONFORMITY's 1991 seminal Blind full-length and founding drummer Reed Mullin will perform the LP in its entirety on Sunday, November 9th at the Lincoln Theatre in Raleigh, North Carolina. The concert is a benefit show for Katherine Ludwig, former editor of long-running heavy metal magazine, Metal Maniacs, who is currently battling non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

 
Comments Mullin, "I only heard about Katherine's medical problems a month ago, and the minute after, I was on the phone with Karl Agell to see if he'd be into doing a benefit for her. I'm not sure folks today know just how instrumental she was in introducing and exposing your typical 'metal maniac' of the early '90s to so many bad ass bands. A lot of which, like COC, had never been given an audience like that before. We had been in fanzines with circulations of maybe a couple hundred, but Metal Maniacs was thousands and thousands! A great advocate for little known underground metal, as well as hardcore/punk bands, she promoted the Blind album to the point where by the end of the year it was on virtually everyone's top ten metal albums of 1991. I can't overstate how important she was to COC's success. Without her, Blind wouldn't have sold what it did. And after that, I don't think it's a stretch to say there probably would never have been a Deliverance album. Katherine Ludwig is wonderful person and I hope we can give back a little for all the goodness she gave us."


A Facebook page has been launched by Alicia Morgan, who worked as Ludwig's assistant and was editor for several issues of the magazine. Writes Morgan: "[Katherine would] cover bands before they were on the mainstream radar: Sepultura, Voivod, Prong, Kreator, White Zombie, Obituary, Cathedral, Cro-Mags, Neurosis, Eyehategod, Carcass, Corrosion Of Conformity etc. She gave a voice to underground punk/doom and crust bands like the Amebix, Deviated Instinct and Winter. She gave a platform to unsigned bands and 'zines. In her editorials, she wrote about issues that meant something to her. Racism. Sexism. Human rights. Animal rights. Vegetarianism. Homophobia. Even if she got flack about it, she'd soldier on, and call people out... I'm asking you to give Katherine, this leader, this beautiful and strong warrior, donations that will relieve some of the burden to ease costs that go along with all of the guts and glory that go along with chemo, and cancer, and everything and everything that will help as she helped all of you."

 
Katherine Ludwig Benefit Concert

November 9th, 2014

Doors 5pm - Show 6pm.

Lincoln Theater - 126 E Cabarrus St. - Raleigh, NC  27601

$15 advance/$20 day of show.

Buy tickets HERE.

 
You can donate directly via Ludwig's PayPal at veganithaca@yahoo.com or through the medical crowd funding web site YouCaring.

 
http://www.facebook.com/KatherineLudwigLymphomaniac

http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/lymphomaniac-help-katherine-ludwig-annihilate-her-cancer-/224784

"PIECES OF A" Out Now - A New Editorial Compilation Book by


Maximum Metal Senior Editor Eric Compton


First in A-Z Series of "Denim & Letters" Review and Interview Compilation Books



After nearly 1,000 written reviews, Maximum Metal senior editor Eric Compton has launched a new alphabetical book series, "DENIM & LETTERS". This first installment, PIECES OF A, is a mammoth collection featuring all of Compton's thorough online reviews plus additional reviews written exclusively for the book. PIECES OF A is the first in an alphabetical series of books covering 15 years of hard rock and metal bands.

 
Included are detailed commentaries from the bands represented here, from hard rock acts like Accept and American Dog to extremists like Abysmal Dawn and The Arcane Order. Eric Compton has meticulously gathered over 130 reviews and over 30 interviews spanning a 15 year period from 1999-2014. This 31,000 word volume is loaded with bands describing their body of work over multiple sub-genres of heavy metal music.

 
The book is available now through most retailers including Amazon.

 
Print - $7.99

Kindle - $2.99

Kindle Unlimited - FREE

ISBN-13: 978-1502810533

ISBN-10: 1502810530

 
Twitter - https://twitter.com/DenimandLetters

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/DenimandLetters

Amazon US - https://www.amazon.com/author/ericcompton

Amazon UK - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Pieces-Denim-Letters-Reviews-Interviews/dp/1502810530

Amazon Canada - http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00OF98WXE

SLAYER TELLS FAN,
"DON'T SELL YOUR CAR"


Slayer fan Jake put his 1997 Ford Escort up for sale to buy tickets to see the band when they play Los Angeles on November 14 at The Forum.  You don't have to sell the car, Jake.....Slayer saw your cool video....and here's their message to you:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T94uaZfyxG0&feature=youtu.be

Slayer's fall tour (with Suicidal Tendencies and Exodus):

NOVEMBER
11   Fox Theatre, Oakland, CA
12   Fox Theatre, Oakland, CA
14   The Forum, Los Angeles, CA
15   Comercia Theatre, Phoenix, AZ
17   Bricktown Events Center, Oklahoma City, OK
18   ACL Live, Austin, TX
19   Verizon Theatre, Dallas, TX
21   Hard Rock Live, Orlando, FL
22   The Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA
23   The Fillmore, Charlotte, NC
25   The Armory, Albany, NY
26   Sands Events Center, Bethlehem, PA
28   The Palladium, Worcester, MA
29   Wellmont Theatre, Montclair, NJ
30   Tower Theatre, Philadelphia, PA

DECEMBER
 2   Agora Theatre, Cleveland, OH
 4   Egyptian Room, Indianapolis, IN
 5   The Fillmore, Detroit, MI

ROB ZOMBIE'S GREAT AMERICAN NIGHTMARE

CONCERT HIGHLIGHTS TO AIR EXCLUSIVELY ON

HOWARD STERN'S SIRIUSXM CHANNEL HOWARD 101

HALLOWEEN NIGHT



Highlights from Rob Zombie's two performances at his Great American Nightmare Halloween attraction will be heard Halloween night--Friday, October 31--from 9:00-10:00 PM Eastern Time on Howard Stern's SiriusXM channel Howard 101.

 
The concerts were recorded at the September 19 opening night for Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare in Scottsdale, Arizona and the September 26 GAN opening night in Villa Park, Illinois.

 
Both Great American Nightmare locations will be open October 30 and 31, and November 1 for those that would like to experience the ultimate Halloween horror event firsthand.


Great American Nightmare features attractions based on Zombie's own horror films.

 
At WestWorld Of Scottsdale in Scottsdale, AZ, patrons take a sensory-deprived journey through The Lords Of Salem In Total Black Out before witnessing the debut of Captain Spaulding's Clown School In 3D and The Devil's Rejects.


The Odeum Expo in Villa Park, IL, near Chicago features The Lords Of Salem In Total Black Out, The Haunted World Of El Superbeasto 3D, and Haunt Of 1,000 Corpses - first seen at the inaugural Great American Nightmare in Pomona, CA in 2013.


The fully immersive haunted house experience at both Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare locations include the Bloody Boulevard with freak shows, musical entertainment--including Street Drum Corps' renowned Blood Drums (Scottsdale) and Prime Evil Percussion (Villa Park)--roaming characters, themed food and beverages, games and vendors each night.

 
Tickets for Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare are on sale now at www.GreatAmericanNightmare.com, with prices starting at $25. A limited number of VIP packages are also available for purchase at www.GreatAmericanNightmare.com. All VIP packages include a commemorative t-shirt and quicker access to the haunted attractions than general admission.


Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare is a creative collaboration between master of the macabre Rob Zombie and preeminent haunted house producer Steve Kopelman. The event is produced by Rob Zombie, Steve Kopelman and Andy Gould.

 
Website: www.GreatAmericanNightmare.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/RobZombiesGreatAmericanNightmare

Instagram: http://instagram.com/rzgreatamericannightmare

Twitter: https://twitter.com/RobZombiesGAN

Philip H. Anselmo Responds To Housecore Horror Film Festival Co-Founder Corey Mitchell's Passing

Housecore Horror Film Festival co-founder/best-selling true crime author, Corey Mitchell, suffered a deadly heart attack early Monday morning at Emo's, venue home of the event. Mitchell's tragic and untimely passing follows the fest's second epically successful weekend of metal and horror.

 
Said partner/Housecore Records head, Philip H. Anselmo, in an official statement: "This is stunning. After a weekend of incredible bands, awesome horror films and masses of fantastic people, tragically, unexpectedly, and with heart-crushing reality, co-founder of The Housecore Horror Film Festival, Corey Mitchell, passed away Monday, October 27th 2014, after the event ended. This is devastating on so many levels, I can't and won't go into how tremendous a loss Corey's untimely death truly is. I was introduced to Corey first and foremost as a best-selling crime author, and shortly after that meeting I agreed to have him as my co-writer of an unfinished novel I'd been working on. It was his idea to create a horror and film festival that would became The Housecore Horror Festival. He had a vision, and no one worked harder than him to see the event through. But forget festivals. Forget books. We lost a great friend. From all of us here at Housecore Records, we extend our utmost condolences to his wife, Audra, and his two beautiful young daughters. This is devastating on countless personal levels, and I'm finding it difficult to type these lines. We lost a brother. We lost a great man with a passion for everything that we love. He will be unfathomably missed... RIP Corey. His legacy will never be forgotten, nor will his friendship. With supremely heavy hearts, we mourn. Sincerely - Philip H. Anselmo"

 
Corey Mitchell was a Los Angeles Times and Borders International Group bestselling author of several true crime books including Hollywood Death Scenes, Dead And Buried, Murdered Innocents, Evil Eyes, Strangler, Pure Murder, and Savage Son. Mitchell was also the founder of the #1 true crime blog, In Cold Blog, a former blogger for the Discovery Channel's Hollywood on Crime blog, contributor to MetalSucks, and the horror film festival blogger for Bloody Disgusting. Mitchell's eighth true crime book, Teach Me To Kill, about the murder of Diane Tilly, will be released in the coming weeks. A fund is being set up to help Mitchell's wife Audra and two daughters. Details to be announced soon.


http://www.facebook.com/HousecoreHorrorFilmFestival  

http://www.housecorehorrorfilmfestival.com

Corey Mitchell's Books on Amazon

Corey Mitchell's Books on Barnes & Noble.com

Metal Grasshopper: Weekly Series Starring Down's Philip H. Anselmo And Comedian Dave Hill Continues; Episode 2 Now Playing At Metal Injection


In Metal Grasshopper episode 2, metal icon Philip H. Anselmo schools young grasshopper Dave Hill on headbanging, heavy metal vocals, and the most extreme of all breakfast cereals. Oh, and Hill takes a phone message for Anselmo from King Diamond, which is awesome.

 
Get schooled with "The Awakening" now playing at Metal Injection.

 
And if you missed it, peep episode one, "Origins."

 
Metal Grasshopper is a new web series in which comedian/NPR darling Dave Hill travels to the wilds of Louisiana to get schooled in the ways of heavy metal by legendary frontman Philip H. Anselmo (Down, Pantera, Superjoint Ritual, Philip H. Anselmo And The Illegals, et al). Conceived by Hill, Anselmo, and writer/director Chris Lee during a torchlit ceremony in the goddamn woods seriously late at night, Metal Grasshopperbegins with Hill showing up unannounced at Anselmo's secret compound somewhere in the sticks outside of New Orleans to learn directly from the master. Anselmo isn't exactly crazy about the idea at first, but after Hill eventually proves he's not messing around, Anselmo reluctantly agrees to take Hill under his heavily tattooed wing, share his unholy wisdom, and let Hill crash in one of the upstairs guest rooms.

Stream the Entire New EXODUS Album "Blood In, Blood Out" Today via Yahoo Music


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

 
iTunes Pre-Orders Get "Salt The Wound" & "Blood In, Blood Out" Instant Grat Tracks


The wait is over! In celebration of next Tuesday's release of what many are calling THE top metal album of 2014, EXODUS have teamed up with Yahoo Music for a Blood In, Blood Out full album stream for North American territories. Listen to the entire new album, exclusively via Yahoo Music here: http://smarturl.it/ExodusAlbumStream


Make sure to pre-order Blood In, Blood Out from the Nuclear Blast USA Webshop - available 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

 
Also, see the Nuclear Blast USA Webshop for the full Blood In, Blood Out tracklisting, Bonus DVD details, and more. The digi-pak version will include a bonus DVD which will include the clip above, as well as all previous DVD clips released via GUITARWORLD.com. Watch all clips here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdL56FHEFOw&index=8&list=PLB4brr7vf-P4egVHvggweOlSKfM2oB7qs


*Chicago-area EXODUS fans!* Enjoy tasty new licks and the tasty new "EXODUS Burger" at Kumas Corner in Chicago, IL (Belmont location) this Sunday, October 12th during the official Chicago-area EXODUS listening party! Enjoy the new limited-edition burger in celebration of the band's 10th studio album and listen to the entire record from 7:00-10:00pm. The event will also include awesome EXODUS merch giveaways. For more info, visit www.kumascorner.com.

 
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.

 
EXODUS in North America with SLAYER & SUICIDAL TENDENCIES

11/11 - The Fox Theater - Oakland, CA

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.

 
Visit EXODUS online at www.EXODUSATTACK.com.

Like: www.facebook.com/EXODUSATTACK

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More Celebrity Rockers and Comedians to Bowl for Charity at the T.J. MARTELL FOUNDATION Celebrity Rock N' Bowl Tournament

 
Fleetwood Mac, Metallica, Maroon 5, Aerosmith, Slash, YES, Ariana Grande, Alice Cooper, Anthrax, Fuel, Def Leppard and Many More Donate Autographed Collectible Bowling Pins In Support of Charity Bowling Tournament to Wipe out Cancer

 
Pinz Bowling Center - Los Angeles - October 9, 2014


 
Los Angeles, California (Oct 3, 2014) -T.J.  Martell Foundation's Celebrity ROCK 'N' BOWL tournament has announced more celebrity rockers to bowl at the  fundraiser that combines the competitive sport of bowling with high energy entertainment  to raise funds for cancer research. The event is chaired by Wendy Dio, President and Co-Founder of the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, who serves on The T.J. Martell Foundation Board.
 
Maroon 5Registered guests will have the chance to bowl with Bobby Blotzer (Ratt), Chris Broderick (Megadeth), Christian Martucci (Stone Sour), Craig Goldy (Dio), Dino Cazarea (Fear Factory), Fee Waybill (The Tubes), Gonzo Sandoval (Armored Saint), GREAT WHITE, Joey Vera (Armored Saint), John Bush (Armored Saint), John Payne (Asia), Josh Rand (Stone Sour), Lita Ford, Marc Ferrari (Keel), Mark Boals (Yngwie Malmsteen), Marty O'Brien(Lita Ford, Methods of Mayhem), Phil Sandoval (Armored Saint),  Robert Sarzo (Hurricane), Rowan Robertson (Dio),  Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour), Rudy Sarzo (Dio), Mike Inez (Alice in Chains) and legendary producer Bob Kulick.  Joining the cast of famous rockers in the lanes are comedians Elaine Boosler, Joe Bartnick, Reggie Brown and Craig Gass.
 
The event takes place at the Pinz Bowling Center on Thursday, October 9th, 2014 from 7:30pm-11pm, with a VIP Pre-Party from 7:00pm-8:30pm.  Pinz Bowling Center is located at 12655 Ventura Blvd in Studio City.

The Rock n' Bowl silent auction includes a vast selection of autographed collectible bowling pins including those from Aerosmith, Slash, Alice Cooper, Fleetwood Mac, YES, Maroon 5, Fuel, Anthrax, Ariana Grande, Hilary Duff, Metallica, Def Leppard, David Coverdale, Wiz Khalifa and Cage the Elephant. Raffles, prizes and extraordinary collectible trophies are all part of the highly anticipated event.
 

The T.J. Martell Foundation will be sponsoring families from Children's Hospital Los Angeles. The original 1986 trophy won by Niji Management at a previous tournament will also be on display at the event. To purchase a ticket, register a team/sponsor a lane, or other sponsorship opportunities for ROCK 'N' BOWL go to http://rocknbowl.splashthat.com/?preview

 

WHO:  The T.J. Martell Foundation and The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund

WHAT: ROCK 'N' BOWL Celebrity Charity Bowling Tournament

WHERE: Pinz Bowling Center, 12655 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, California

WHEN: Thursday, October, 9, 2014 - 7:30-11pm / VIP Pre-Party 7:00-8:30pm

WHY: To raise funds for leukemia, cancer and AIDS research.

 

ABOUT THE T.J. MARTELL FOUNDATION:

The T.J. Martell Foundation is the music industry's largest foundation that funds innovative medical research focused on finding cures for leukemia, cancer and AIDS.  The Foundation, headquartered in New York, is a national 501(c)3 non-profit organization that was founded in 1975 by music industry executive Tony Martell and his colleagues in loving memory of his son T.J., who died of leukemia. The Foundation has provided more than $260 million dollars for research that supports top hospitals in the United States. For more information click on the T.J. Martell Foundation go to www.tjmartell.org, www.facebook.com/tjmartellfoundation, www.twitter.com/tjmartell, www.pinterest.com/tjmartellfndn

 

ABOUT THE RONNIE JAMES DIO STAND UP AND SHOUT CANCER FUND:

The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund is a non-profit charitable fund dedicated to support cancer prevention research,  raise awareness and education the public with the focus that early detection and prevention is of vital importance when dealing with the deadly disease.  Formed by Wendy Dio in honor of her late husband, rock legend Ronnie James Dio, its mission and philosophy stems from allowing people to effectively plan strategies to deal with the disease early on which affords a better chance to overcome it. For more information go to www.diocancerfund.org.

AN EVENING OF ART WITH BILLY MORRISON & JOEY FELDMAN


TO BENEFIT THE ROCK AGAINST MS FOUNDATION


Sunday October 26th - The Village Studios - By Invitation Only

 
SPECIAL GUEST DJ - ARTIST SHEPARD FAIREY


 
"I've watched Billy grow as an artist and I love his work. I didn't know he had it in him. The collaboration between him and Joey is an amazing explosion of color and emotion - I love it!" - Ozzy Osbourne.

 
"Joey Feldman's artwork has always had a -knowing that the abyss is always right behind me type of urgency and excitement to it. This collaboration with Billy Morrison's art makes me want to jump into that chasm to see what unfolds next" - Sir Anthony Hopkins

 
HOLLYWOOD, CA (September 23, 2014) - For one night only, the world famous Village Recording Studios is pleased to present "INSIDE VIEW" featuring the collaborative new work by Billy Morrison and renowned illustrator Joey Feldman. This West L.A. extravaganza will also be host to a celebrity red carpet. Special guest DJ, iconic Los Angeles artist Shepard Fairey will be spinning tunes.

 
Billy Morrison has been prolific in all forms of The Arts - From writing, recording and touring with Billy Idol, acting on both big and small screen to now, taking paint brush to canvas - Extracting his inspiration from the dark corners of his mind and placing them into a visual art. Using vibrant colors and pop cultural references, he recombines familiar imagery to explore and reinvent the epitome.

 
Mixed-media artist Joey Feldman works in Los Angeles, California. Feldman's works are figurative with a frenetic, cartoonish style at their core. With line art applied to its fullest extent, Feldman's initial, fast-sketched lines play a role in the final piece. Then, with paint and ink splatters, Feldman finishes each with a visceral urgency that captivates upon first glance.

 
The collaborative piece "INSIDE VIEW" is a juxtaposition of art styles melded onto one brilliant canvas revealing the story of a core idea - This unlikely pairing came about from a long term friendship and admiration, which fostered this unique piece of art.  The show will also feature ambitious new solo works by both Morrison and Feldman on display. Both artists are on site and all artwork is available to be acquired with a portion of all proceeds to be donated to the Rock Against MS Foundation. There will be a limited number of "INSIDE VIEW" available as a high quality Giclee print.

 
For more information on these artists and the go to www.billymorrisonart.com and www.joeyfeldman.com

 
About the Rock Against MS Foundation, a 501(c)3: ROCK AGAINST MS FOUNDATION will provide services from a three (3) grant resource system, which will provide daily care, quality of life needs and emergency funding, while assisting people with multiple sclerosis (MS) to live independent and full lives. Additionally, a brick and mortar facility we will call THE ROCK HOUSE is in the planning stages, and will provide free of charge, multiple programs and opportunities designed to heal the mind, body and spirit of all those whose lives have been affected by MS.

Guinness Record Holding 7th Annual NJ ZOMBIE WALK

Raising Brain Cancer Awareness - October 4th in Asbury Park

Kicking Off New "Grey Matters" Campaign - Benefitting "Camp Jinka" for Children of Families Impacted by Brain Cancer

Join the NJ ZOMBIE WALK this Saturday, October 4th on the Asbury Park, NJ Boardwalk


 
This weekend's 7th annual New Jersey Zombie Walk takes on a great matter - Grey Matter, that is - with their current focus on spreading awareness of brain cancer. Last year, the Zombie Walk gathered roughly 9,500 zombies, reclaiming the Guinness World Record, and this year the walk aims to gather even more zombies while raising awareness for a good cause. Read further for more information on how they are saving your braaaaiinnsss

 
Show up early! The festivities begin at 10:00AM on October 4th, with the actual walk starting at 4:00PM. Zombies will gather on the Asbury Park Boardwalk in full costume. They will begin lurching down the Boardwalk, towards the Carousel House. From there, they will turn and head up Cookman Avenue, shambling towards the Downtown and Press Plaza. At 6:00PM, the main stage events and Zombie Street Fair begin! See below for more on the day's events, or visit http://www.njzombiewalk.com/.


The dead aim to save the living by concentrating on keeping New Jersey educated about brain cancer, specifically by focusing on benefiting select local programs. This year's campaign will benefit Camp Jinka, a free summer program for children and teenagers whose lives have been impacted by brain cancer. This amazing retreat encourages a connection with others who are experiencing similar life altering events. All the kids of Camp Jinka are residents of New Jersey and each camper brings with them a different story. Some are fighting a brain tumor themselves, others are trying to help a parent through treatment, some are survivors, but all of them are strong fighters! Donate to Camp Jinka here: https://ssl.charityweb.net/dz/

 
Why the brain cancer focus? Sadly, NJZW's very own Co-Director, Mariel, aka Zombie Momma, lost her Mom to brain cancer after a courageous two year fight. In lieu of Zombie Momma's devastating loss, she discovered Camp Jinka and felt an immediate connection with the kids of the camp. She soon learned they are funded purely on donations. With the help of our undead army we can achieve the impossible. Remember, as zombies, if we can catch it... we kill it!

 
In addition to waging the war on cancer, this year's walk has a few new surprises for our beloved undead community:

 
THE GREY MATTERS AUCTION TENT!


The tent will be a major Zombie Walk hotspot! The Premier Theatre Company of Asbury Park is sponsoring a Tricky Tray fundraiser with ALL proceeds going to Camp Jinka!  Sheets of 25 tickets will be on sale for $10. And the prizes? You wouldn't believe how amazing check out the New Jersey Zombie Walk site for a list of donors!

 
HAUNTED HALL @ 5:00PM!

There is a new horror in town and it's called Haunted Hall. Townsquare Media is proud to present a new haunted attraction filled with twists, turns, surprises, and all things that go bump in the night. NJZW is excited to bring its loyal army this demo of Haunted Hall. Pricing is $8 for zombies and $15 for the living survivors. Be sure to come back any time after October 10th to get the full haunted experience. It's the undead's turn to fear the darkness.


BLOOD RED FIREWORKS @ 7:45PM!

After you stumble your way downtown in search for brains, just after sunset, the sky will rain blood. A red fireworks show will take place right on Asbury Park's beach. Make sure you lurk back to the boardwalk because this show was created just for our zombies!

 
The annual raucous will proceed as it does every year with some returning events such as the Undead Festival, a bazaar of the bizarre. This year's New Jersey Zombie Walk will feature 50+ vendors and artists who are dedicated to all things horror, bringing you spooky goods to take home. Some of Asbury's most popular restaurants and shops will be offering zombie-friendly menus, dinner specials, and discounts.

 
Coming from out of town? The New Jersey Zombie Walk is partnering with local hotels to get the best rates possible for zombies coming to the Undead Festival! There are so many things lined up for this year you're not going to want to miss a single moment of the fun!

 
Holiday Inn Express and Suites

3510 Route 66, Neptune, NJ 07753

732-922-9600

 
Holiday Inn Express and Suites

294 Route 36, West Long Branch, NJ 07764

732-542-1234

 
To learn more about other activities at the New Jersey Zombie Walk, including the Move For Hunger's Zombie Food Drive, the Central Jersey Blood Center's Zombie Blood Drive, professional FX Zombie makeovers, and more, visit http://www.njzombiewalk.com/.

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):

    Gambler
    Guilty Of Love
    Love Ain't No Stranger
    Slow An' Easy
    Walking In The Shadow Of The Blues
    Ready An' Willing
    Guitar Solo
    Crying In The Rain
    Soldier Of Fortune
    Love Ain't No Stranger
    Ready An' Willing
    Slow An' Easy

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

    Gambler (featuring Jon Lord)
    Guilty of Love (featuring Jon Lord)
    Love Ain't No Stranger (featuring Jon Lord)
    Ready an' Willing (featuring Jon Lord)

DVD:

    Gambler
    Guilty of Love
    Love Ain't No Stranger
    Ready an' Willing
    Slow an' Easy
    Crying in the Rain
    Guitar Solo
    Soldier of Fortune
    Drum Solo
    Ain't No Love in the Heart of the City
    Don't Break My Heart Again

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

    Gambler (featuring Jon Lord)
    Guilty of Love (featuring Jon Lord)
    Love Ain't No Stranger (featuring Jon Lord)
    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:

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www.facebook.com/Whitesnake.official

AC/DC 'Rock or Bust' Available December 2

TURNER SPORTS TO PREMIERE NEW TRACK 'PLAY BALL' AS PART OF 2014 MLB ON TBS POSTSEASON CAMPAIGN


NEW YORK, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Columbia Records proudly announces the release of 'Rock or Bust,' the highly anticipated new studio album from AC/DC, available December 2, 2014. 'Rock or Bust' is the band's first studio album in six years and features 11 new tracks.  'Rock or Bust' follows the immensely successful 'Black Ice' album, which debuted at #1 in 31 countries upon its release in 2008 and has gone on to sell nearly 8 million copies worldwide.  'Rock or Bust' was recorded in Spring 2014 at Warehouse Studio in Vancouver, BC and finds AC/DC once again working with producer Brendan O'Brien and mixer Mike Fraser. 

Starting September 27, Turner Sports will provide fans a sneak peek of the new track 'Play Ball' as part of the 2014 Major League Baseball Postseason campaign.  The content will run for several weeks across TBS, the exclusive home to this year's American League Postseason coverage, as well as leading media brands within the Turner portfolio.

'Rock or Bust' is the first AC/DC album in the band's 41 year history without founding member Malcolm Young on the recordings.  Earlier this year AC/DC released a statement explaining that due to illness, Malcolm would be taking a break from the band.  Unfortunately, due to the nature of Malcolm's condition, he will not be returning to the band.  AC/DC will undertake a world tour in support of 'Rock or Bust' in 2015.  Stevie Young, nephew of founding members Angus and Malcolm Young, plays rhythm guitar on 'Rock or Bust' and will accompany the band on tour.

ACE FREHLEY ANNOUNCES NEW TOUR DATES


SPACE INVADER VINYL OUT ON OCTOBER 28



2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Ace Frehley has announced the first leg of U.S. tour dates in continued support of his newest LP, Space Invader. In addition, a double gatefold 180 gram LP version of Space Invader will be released on October 28th.  The LP purchase includes a free MP3 version of the album and can be pre ordered.


11/13 - New Brunswick, NJ - State Theatre
11/14 - Sugar Loaf, NY - Sugar Loaf PAC
11/15 - Greensburg, PA - Palace Theatre
11/17 - Durham, NC - Carolina Theatre
11/18 - Annapolis, MD - Ram's Head
11/20 - Huntington, NY - Paramount
11/21 - Uncasville, CT - Wolf Den
11/22 - Atlantic City, NJ - Music Box @ Borgata
11/24 - New York, NY - BB King's
11/25 - New York, NY - BB King's
11/26 - Glenside, PA - Keswick Theatre


Just last week, the spaceman announced who will be joining him on stage and even offered a few surprises. Richie Scarlet will perform rhythm guitar and vocal duties. Ritchie played rhythm guitar on Ace's Trouble Walking album and also toured with Ace in the mid 80s and early 90s. 
Chris Wyse, on bass and vocals, has played bass in The Cult since 2006.  He also previously recording with Ozzy Osbourne and can be heard on select tracks on Space Invader. Scott Coogan will play drums in the touring lineup, and is a Frehley touring band veteran who was also a member of Nikki Sixx's Brides of Destruction recording and touring band in 2004.  "I can't wait to hit the road again with this new lineup," says Frehley. "Let there be rock!"

Ace Frehley made history with Space Invader, which debuted at #9 on the Top 200 Chart.  The LP scored the highest charting position of any KISS solo album ever, and marks Frehley's first return to the Top 10 since KISS's 1998 Psycho Circus reunion album.
Listen to the hit single "Gimme a Feelin'" here.
 
Space Invader, Frehley's first studio album in five years, has also received praise from critics.  Rolling Stone wrote, "Gene Simmons has claimed Ace Frehley doesn't deserve to wear Kiss' Kabuki clown paint, but the former Spaceman's first solo LP in five years says otherwise," while Associated Press hailed, "the original Kiss lead guitarist has recorded his best solo album since his groundbreaking self-titled album in 1978." Paste Magazine also confirmed, "Space Invader is a good rock album, and it's an even better guitar record."

ORANGE GOBLIN Set To Return To North America

 
With ORANGE GOBLIN's Back From The Abyss full-length now three weeks away from release, the band has confirmed the first North American tour in support of the record. Set to begin December 1st and run through December 21st, ORANGE GOBLIN will return to the stage touring alongside Down, Bl'ast, and labelmates, King Parrot!

 
Vocalist Ben Ward comments, "I remember being a spotty 19 year old rushing out to the record store to buy the first Down album NOLA the very day it came out in 1994. Now, twenty years on, I have to pinch myself to make sure I'm not dreaming that ORANGE GOBLIN are heading back to North America as main support to the mighty Down. It really is fairytale stuff for us. Down are one of the bands that are the reason ORANGE GOBLIN exists. To be given this opportunity to go out to promote our brand new album, Back From The Abyss, to the Down fans is just a dream come true the rest of the band and I can't wait to get started. The fact that we also get to see Bl'ast and King Parrot every night just makes it all so hard to believe! Hail the Leaf! Hail the RIFF! Hail DOWN!"

 
Recorded earlier this year, Back From The Abyss reunites ORANGE GOBLIN with producer Jamie Dodd; who served as producer on the band's best selling album in North America to date - 2012's A Eulogy For The Damned. Two songs already have fans globally excited; Loudwire and Metal Hammer premiered the Motörhead-tinged "The Devil's Whip" to overwhelming success on August 15th. Last week Noisey premiered the first video from the album for the song "Sabbath Hex." The band is currently working on a second video for the song "Mythical Knives" which is expected to be completed by month's end.

 
Touring for the album will start in Europe on October 9th. Travelling the continent with friends Saint Vitus, ORANGE GOBLIN will pull song selections from their extensive catalog now spanning eight studio albums. Tickets for their North American dates are set to go on sale for shows Friday, September 19th.

 
ORANGE GOBLIN w/ Down, Bl'ast, King Parrot:

12/01/2014 Aztec Theater - San Antonio TX

12/03/2014 House Of Blues - Las Vegas NV

12/05/2014 Riverside Municipal Auditorium - Riverside CA

12/06/2014 Wiltern Theatre - Los Angeles CA

12/07/2014 Ace Of Spades - Sacramento CA

12/08/2014 The Fillmore - San Francisco CA

12/10/2014 Showbox at the Market - Seattle WA

12/11/2014 Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver BC

12/13/2014 Union Hall - Edmonton AB

12/14/2014 Flames Central - Calgary AB

12/15/2014 Knitting Factory - Spokane WA

12/17/2014 Summit Music Hall - Denver CO

12/19/2014 Diamond Ballroom - Oklahoma City OK

12/20/2014 Gas Monkey Live - Dallas TX

12/21/2014 Warehouse Live - Houston TX

 
ORANGE GOBLIN is vocalist Ben Ward, guitarist Joe Hoare, bassist Martyn Millard, and drummer Christopher Turner. The band is endorsed by Marshall Amplification, Orange Amplificaiton, Fender Bass Guitars, Natal Drums, Meinl Cymbals, Vater Sticks, Remo Skins, Vans, Volcom, Boss Pedals, Rotosound Strings, and Jagermeister.

 
Back From The Abyss will be released October 7th, 2014 via Candlelight Records. Preorders for Back From The Abyss are now up via ITunes, Amazon, and Candlelight's official webstore. The album is available to order on CD, deluxe CD, and double vinyl.


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http://www.orange-goblin.com
http://www.candlelightrecordsusa.com


CANNIBAL CORPSE: A Skeletal Domain Out TODAY
On Metal Blade Records


Band Announces Special Instagram Contest + SiriusXM's Liquid Metal Hosts A Week-Long CANNIBAL CORPSE Takeover


 
Today marks of the official unveiling of CANNIBAL CORPSE's anticipated A Skeletal Domain full-length! Out NOW via Metal Blade Records, the thirteenth full-length from the American death metal institution was produced by Mark Lewis (The Black Dahlia Murder, DevilDriver) at Audio Hammer Studios, and delivers twelve ill-omened tracks in forty-four minutes, the result of which is a colossal, confrontational, and meticulously-executed display of unparalleled brutality.

 
In an 8/10 review, Decibel Magazine gushes, "'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." Ghost Cult commends, "A Skeletal Domain has shown the world that CANNIBAL CORPSE is still on top of their death metal game and just how evil these guys can be," while The Guardian boasts, "A cleaner, sharper production certainly gives the likes of teeth-shattering opener 'High Velocity Impact Spatter' and the scattershot thud of 'Sadistic Embodiment' a more pristine air than anything on 2012's Torture, but it is the subtle flights of perverse structural fancy lurking within the sustained riff tirade of 'The Murderer's Pact' and the gleefully unsavory 'Asphyxiate To Resuscitate' that make this one of CANNIBAL CORPSE's most absorbing records in years." In a 4/5 verdict, Sputnik Music notes, "CANNIBAL CORPSE have pushed the technicality of their songs without forgetting the brutality or speed that fans have come to expect. They've also added a thrash element that periodically rears its head before being murdered by another blast beat and atonal guitar solo. Together these elements have created a CANNIBAL CORPSE album that is darker and more chaotic than normal...with A Skeletal Domain there is even more of a reason for people to give CANNIBAL CORPSE a listen," while MetalSucks adds succinctly, "[CANNIBAL CORPSE] fucking rule their fucking roost with talons of fucking steel."

 
To celebrate A Skeletal Domain's release, the band is offering listeners a chance to win a mega CANNIBAL CORPSE prize pack though mid-October. Thirty retail stores throughout the US are currently festooned with special A Skeletal Domain CD displays. Fans situated near participating locations are asked to take a photo with the display and post those photos to their Instagram accounts. Posts should include the following hash tags (#): #MetalBlade, #CannibalCorpse, #ASkeletalDomain, #(the store at which the photo was taken). Each store will have a prize package to give to one winner for the best picture, chosen by CANNIBAL CORPSE and Metal Blade Records.

The prize from each store will be:

 
1. The stand-up display from the store.

2. A copy of CANNIBAL CORPSE's first-ever official authorized biography, The Bible Of Butchery, written by acclaimed metal author Joel McIver

3. A Metal Blade T-Shirt

 
One GRAND prize winner will receive a $500 gift card from CANNIBAL CORPSE and Metal Blade. While there is no age requirement to be in the photo, the recipient of the gift card must be 18 years old or older. Winners will be chosen on October 16th, 2014, and announced shortly thereafter. A list of participating stores and locations appears below.

 
CANNIBAL CORPSE Instagram Contest - Participating Store Locations:

Boo Boo Records - San Luis Obispo, CA

Bull Moose - Bangor, ME

Bull Moose - Salem, NH

Criminal Records - Atlanta, GA

Dimple - Sacramento, CA

Dimple - Citrus Heights, CA

Disc Exchange - Knoxville, TN

Down In the Valley - Golden Valley, MN

Encore Records - Austin, TX

Silver Platters - Seattle, WA

Gallery of Sound - Wilkes-Barre, PA

Gallery of Sound - Hazleton, PA

Guestroom Records - Norman, OK

Guestroom Records - Oklahoma City, OK

Looney Tunes - West Babylon, NY

Magnolia Thunderpussy - Columbus, OH

MF Metal Music - Bryant, AR

Monster Music and Movies - Charleston, SC

Oz Music - Tuscaloosa, AL

Park Avenue CD - Orlando, FL

Radio-active Records - Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Record Archive- Rochester, NY

Rock of Ages - Garden City, MI

Skinnie's Records - Norfolk, VA

The Exclusive Company- Appleton, WI

Waiting Room Records - Normal, IL

Wuxtry  - Athens, GA

Young Ones - Kutztown, PA

Streetlight Santa Cruz - Santa Cruz, CA

Streetlight - San Jose, CA

 
In related news, Liquid Metal will be hosting a special CANNIBAL CORPSE week. Every hour starting today, September 16th at midnight ET/9:00pm PT through Monday, September 22nd at 3:00am ET/midnight PT, SiriusXM Liquid Metal will play a new track from A Skeletal Domain as introduced by the entire band. Plus you'll hear vocalist George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher, bassist Alex Webster, drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz and guitarists Rob Barrett and Pat O'Brien all pick out a dozen of their favorite and most influential metal tracks to play in a week long CANNIBAL CORPSE Liquid Metal Takeover. In addition to their guest DJ picks and new album premiere, Liquid Metal will air, in its entirety, a full CANNIBAL CORPSE set that was captured this summer in Camden, New Jersey as part of the massive seventh annual Mayhem Fest. Times are listed below, the concert will also be available on SiriusXM On Demand for a limited time.

 
Tuesday 9/16 @ 9pm ET / 6pm PT

Wednesday 9/17 @ 3pm ET / Noon PT

Thursday 9/18 @ 10am ET / 7am PT

Friday 9/19 @ 5pm ET / 2pm PT

Saturday 9/20 @ 10pm ET / 7pm PT

Sunday 9/21 @ 7pm ET / 4pm PT

 
A Skeletal Domain is out NOW via Metal Blade Records. Order yours today at
metalblade.com/cannibalcorpse, and don't forget to check out the band's newly launched website at: cannibalcorpse.net!


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

 

ALICE COOPER "Raise The Dead - Live From Wacken" DVD - Out October 21, 2014 in North America via UDR Music

 
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  EUR 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           

 
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JOHN 5 & THE CREATURES - LIVE IN CONCERT ON STAGEIT

 
FIRST EVER WORLD-WIDE WEBCAST PERFORMANCE - SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18TH

CAREFUL WITH THAT AXE

 
HOSTED BY CHRIS BRODERICK OF MEGADETH

 
Tickets On sale September 18, 2014


 
HOLLYWOOD, CA (September 8, 2014) - Kick off the Halloween season, October 18th as John 5 and The Creatures lead you by the hand down the dark corridors of John 5's mind and into the nightmarish world of the creatures. This is John 5's first-ever live solo concert, bringing his twisted musical visions to life as he performs songs spanning his entire solo career including live performances of tracks from his new studio album Careful With That Axe, released August 12th through 60 Cycle Hum.


This once in a life-time LIVE online video concert is hosted by metal-shredder, Chris Broderick of Megadeth - LiveCast Entertainment, in association with Fender Guitar, Boss Electronics and Dean Markley Strings, are the proud sponsors - John 5 and The Creatures feature John 5 (guitar), Rodger Carter (drums) and Larry "Bones" Dennison (Dio, Tony MacAlpine, Lita Ford) on bass.

 
This live online experience allows the audience personal time with John 5 in an in-depth Q&A in real-time, which Chris Broderick will moderate. The audience will also have a chance to win unique giveaways throughout the show for the Top 13 supporters, including a signed John 5 Squire Telecaster, several signed BOSS pedals and other cool signed gifts.

 
This event will be broadcast online only, on October 18, 2014, across three time zones; The Americas at 7:00pm (PST); Europe at 7:00pm (BST); and the Pacific Rim at 7:00pm (HKT). This pay-per-view event goes on sale September 18, 2014. The tickets are not to a brick & mortar venue, but to a crazy online experience you will only get here, this night only - This will not be archived for later viewing so get your tickets before it sells out - Details can be found at www.john-5.com.

David Bowie NOTHING HAS CHANGED

The Definitive Collection Featuring The Brand New Single 'Sue (or In A Season Of Crime)' Released November 18th On Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings Album: 3CD, 2CD, Double Vinyl And Digital Download Single: Limited 10" Vinyl And Digital Download



NEW YORK, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NOTHING HAS CHANGED released by Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings on November 18th collects together for the first time the definitive collection of Bowie's music from 1964 to 2014.

Fifty years on from his first recordings, David Bowie continues to be at the vanguard of contemporary culture as a musician, artist, icon and a nonpareil to generations of writers, artists and fashionistas. He remains to be a unique presence in contemporary culture.

NOTHING HAS CHANGED (named after a lyric from the 'Heathen' album opener 'Sunday') compiles tracks from every period of Bowie's career from his earliest incarnations with 'Liza Jane' and 'Can't Help Thinking About Me' right up to James Murphy's 'Hello Steve Reich Mix' of 'Love Is Lost' from last year.

The album features Bowie's first new music since he stunned the world with the critically lauded 'THE NEXT DAY'. The new single 'SUE (or IN A SEASON OF CRIME)' was especially recorded for NOTHING HAS CHANGED with long time collaborator Tony Visconti and will be released as a digital download the same day as the album and as a Record Store Day exclusive 10" single on November 28th.

Alongside the brand new track NOTHING HAS CHANGED features the previously unreleased 'Let Me Sleep Beside You' from the 'TOY' sessions, the download only 'Your Turn To Drive' making its debut on CD and the stunning 2001 re-recording of the 1971 outtake 'Shadow Man'.

On September 23, David Bowie is Happening Now, a film of the exhibition created by the Victoria and Albert Museum, is scheduled for exclusive screenings in 100 movie theatres across the U.S. Distributed by Omniverse Vision, the documentary was filmed on the closing night of the V&A exhibition in London and directed by Hamish Hamilton, the BAFTA-winning Director of the Academy Awards and the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

The screenings are in coordination with David Bowie Is, an exhibition opening at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago in Chicago (September 23, 2014-January 4, 2015). David Bowie Is presents the first retrospective of the extraordinary career of David Bowie-one of the most pioneering and influential performers of our time. More than 400 objects, most from the David Bowie Archive-including handwritten lyrics, original costumes, photography, set designs, album artwork, and rare performance material from the past five decades-are brought together for the first time.

DAVID BOWIE - NOTHING HAS CHANGED: TRACKLIST

3CD DELUXE EDITION/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD
CD 1:
Sue (or In A Season Of Crime) (7.40)
Where Are We Now? (4.09)
Love Is Lost (Hello Steve Reich Mix by James Murphy for the DFA Edit) (4.07)
The Stars (Are Out Tonight) (3.57)
New Killer Star (radio edit) (3.42)
Everyone Says 'Hi' (edit) (3.29)
Slow Burn (radio edit) (3.55)
Let Me Sleep Beside You (3.14)
Your Turn To Drive (4.44)
Shadow Man (4.48)
Seven (Marius De Vries mix) (4.12)
Survive (Marius De Vries mix) (4.18)
Thursday's Child (radio edit) (4.25)
I'm Afraid Of Americans (V1) (clean edit) (4.30)
Little Wonder (edit) (3.40)
Hallo Spaceboy (PSB Remix) (with The Pet Shop Boys) (4.23)
Heart's Filthy Lesson (radio edit) (3.32)
Strangers When We Meet (single version) (4.21)

CD 2:
Buddha Of Suburbia (4.24)
Jump They Say (radio edit) (3.53)
Time Will Crawl (MM remix) (4.18)
Absolute Beginners (single version) (5.35)
Dancing In The Street (with Mick Jagger) (3.20)
Loving The Alien (single remix) (4.45)
This Is Not America (with The Pat Metheny Group) (3.51)
Blue Jean (3.11)
Modern Love (single version) (3.56)
China Girl (single version) (4.15)
Let's Dance (single version) (4.08)
Fashion (single version) (3.25)
Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) (single version) (3.32)
Ashes To Ashes (single version) (3.35)
Under Pressure (with Queen) (3.56)
Boys Keep Swinging (3.17)
'Heroes' (single version) (3.35)
Sound And Vision (3.03)
Golden Years (single version) (3.27)
Wild Is The Wind (2010 Harry Maslin Mix) (5.58)

CD 3:
Fame (4.14)
Young Americans (2007 Tony Visconti mix single edit)  (3.13)
Diamond Dogs (5.56)
Rebel Rebel (4.28)
Sorrow (2.53)
Drive-In Saturday (4.29)
All The Young Dudes (3.08)
The Jean Genie (original single mix) (4.05)
Moonage Daydream (4.40)
Ziggy Stardust (3.12)
Starman (original single mix) (4.10)
Life On Mars? (2003 Ken Scott Mix) (3.49)
Oh! You Pretty Things (3.11)
Changes (3.33)
The Man Who Sold The World (3.56)
Space Oddity (5.12)
In The Heat Of The Morning (3.00)
Silly Boy Blue (3.54)
Can't Help Thinking About Me (2.46)
You've Got A Habit Of Leaving (2.32)
Liza Jane (2.18)

2CD EDITION/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD
CD 1:
Space Oddity (5.12)
The Man Who Sold The World (3.56)
Changes (3.33)
Oh! You Pretty Things (3.11)
Life On Mars? (3.49)
Starman (original single mix) (4.10)
Ziggy Stardust (3.12)
Moonage Daydream (4.40)
The Jean Genie (original single mix) (4.05)
All The Young Dudes (3.08)
Drive-In Saturday (4.29)
Sorrow (2.53)
Rebel Rebel (4.28)
Young Americans (original single edit) (3.13)
Fame (4.14)
Golden Years (single version) (3.27)
Sound And Vision (3.03)
'Heroes' (single version) (3.35)
Boys Keep Swinging (3.17)
Fashion (single version) (3.25)
Ashes To Ashes (single version) (3.35)

CD 2:
Under Pressure (with Queen) (3.56)
Let's Dance (single version) (4.08)
China Girl (single version) (4.15)
Modern Love (single version) (3.56)
Blue Jean (3.11)
This Is Not America (with The Pat Metheny Group) (3.51)
Dancing In The Street (with Mick Jagger) (3.20)
Absolute Beginners (edit) (4.46)
Jump They Say (radio edit) (3.53)
Hallo Spaceboy (Pet Shop Boys remix) (with The Pet Shop Boys) (4.23)
Little Wonder (edit) (3.40)
I'm Afraid Of Americans V1 (clean edit) (4.30)
Thursday's Child (radio edit) (4.25)
Everyone Says 'Hi' (3.29)
New Killer Star (radio edit) (3.42)
Love Is Lost (Hello Steve Reich Mix by James Murphy for the DFA Edit) (4.07)
Where Are We Now? (4.09)
Sue (or In A Season Of Crime) (7.40)

DOUBLE VINYL
Side 1:
Let's Dance (single version) (4.08)
Ashes To Ashes (single version) (3.35)
'Heroes'' (single version) (3.35)
Changes (3.33)
Life On Mars? (3.49)

Side 2:
Space Oddity (5.12)
Starman (original single mix) (4.10)
Ziggy Stardust (3.12)
The Jean Genie (original single mix) (4.05)
Rebel Rebel (4.28)

Side 3:
Golden Years (single version) (3.27)
Fame (4.14)
Sound And Vision (3.03)
Under Pressure (3.56)  Queen & David Bowie
Sue (or In A Season Of Crime) (7.40)

Side 4:
Hallo Spaceboy (Pet Shop Boys remix) - with The Pet Shop Boys (4.23)
China Girl (single version) (4.15)
Modern Love (single version) (3.56)
Absolute Beginners (single version) (5.35)
Where Are We Now? (4.09)


RELATED LINKS
http://www.DavidBowie.com
http://www.legacyrecordings.com

"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


 
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 by 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. 

 
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Riot Fest Set Times for Toronto, Chicago and Denver Released
 
Final Set Times for Riot Fest in Chicago, Denver are available now, along with updated set-times for Toronto, which kicks off tomorrow at Downsview Park. See below for full schedules. www.riotfest.org



CHICAGO
Friday, September 12:00pm
 
Riot Stage
3-3:30 PM: Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears
4-4:45 PM: Circa Survive
5:15-6 PM: Failure
7-7:45 PM: Gogol Bordello
8:45-10 PM: Jane's Addiction
 
Roots Stage
3:30-4 PM: Title Fight
4:45-5:15 PM: Stiff Little Fingers
6-7 PM: NOFX
7:45-8:45 PM: The Offspring
 
Rock Stage
4-4:40 PM: All
5-5:45 PM: Senses Fail
7:30-8:15 PM: Murder City Devils
9-10 PM: Rise Against
 
Riot Fest Speaks Stage
5:45-7 PM: Pussy Riot panel
 
Rebel Stage
4:15-5 PM: Gwar
5:30-6:15 PM: Clutch
7-7:45: Mastodon
8:45-9:45 PM: Slayer
 
Rise Stage
3:45-4:15 PM: Ur Lineup Sux, Bro
5-5:30 PM: Emarosa
6:15-7 PM: We Came as Romans
7:45-8:45 PM: Of Mice & Men
 
Rev Stage
3-3:30 PM: Somos
4-4:30 PM: Plague Vendor
5-5:30 PM: Hotelier
6-6:30 PM: From Indian Lakes
7-7:30 PM: Pianos Become the Teeth
8-8:30 PM: Pity Sex
 
The Radicals
3:30-4 PM: Vamos!
4:30-5 PM: Baby Baby
5:30-6 PM: Wounds
6:30-7 PM: Radkey
7:30-8 PM: Red City Radio
 
Saturday, September 13:
 
Riot Stage
12:05-12:35 PM: Pizza Underground
1:05-1:50 PM: Orwells
2:30-3:15 PM: Dandy Warhols
4-4:45 PM: Die Antwoord
5:30-6:15 PM: Paul Weller
7:15-8 PM: Metric
9-10 PM: The National
 
Roots Stage
12:35-1:05 PM: Wavves
1:55-2:40 PM: Tokyo Police Club
3:15-4 PM: City & Colour
4:45-5:30 PM: Afghan Whigs
6:15-7:15 PM: Wu-Tang Clan
8-9 PM: Flaming Lips
 
Rock Stage
12-12:30 PM: Frank Iero
1-1:45 PM: RX Bandits
2:15-3 PM: Streetlight Manifesto
3:30-4:15 PM: Saosin with Anthony Green
4:45-5:30 PM: Say Anything
6-6:45 PM: Dashboard Confessional
7:15-8:15 PM: The Used
8:45-9:45 PM: Taking Back Sunday
 
Rebel Stage
1:10 PM-1:40 PM: Samiam
2:20-2:50 PM: Buzzcocks
3:45-4:25 PM: Face to Face
5:10-5:55 PM: Me First & the Gimme Gimmes
6:55-7:55 PM: Cock Sparrer
8:55-9:55 PM: Samhain
 
Rise Stage
7:55-8:55 PM: Descendents
5:55-6:55 PM: Get Up Kids
4:25-5:10 PM: Mighty Mighty Bosstones
2:50-3:55 PM: Television
1:40-2:20 PM: 7 Seconds
12:25-1:10 PM: Anti-Flag
 
Rev Stage
12-12:30 PM: Picturebooks
1-1:30 PM: Rose's Pawn Shop
2-2:30 PM: The Bots
3-3:30 PM: The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die
4-4:30 PM: Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas
5-5:30 PM: Lemuria
6-6:30 PM: Nostalghia
7-7:30 PM: Skaters
8-8:30 PM: Citizen
 
The Radicals
11:45-12:15 PM: Buffalo Rodeo
12:45-1:15 PM: Dan Wade
1:45-2:15 PM: Ex Friends
2:45-3:15 PM: Broncho
3:45-4:15 PM: American Scene
4:45-5:15 PM: Restorations
5:45-6:15 PM: Crombies
6:45-7:15 PM: Unlikely Candidates
 
Sunday, September 14:
 
Riot Stage
1:45-2:15 PM: Kurt Vile & the Violators
2:55-3:35 PM: Superchunk
4:30-5:15 PM: Tegan and Sara
6-6:45 PM: Patti Smith
7:45-10 PM: The Cure
 
Roots Stage
11:45-12:30 PM: Menzingers
1-1:45 PM: Bouncing Souls
2:15-2:55 PM: Billy Bragg
3:35-4:30 PM: Naked Raygun
5:15-6 PM: Dropkick Murphys
6:45-7:45 PM: Social Distortion
 
Rock Stage
1:15-1:45 PM: Only Crime
2:15-3 PM: Silverstein
3:30-4:15 PM: La Dispute
4:45-5:30 PM: Mineral
6-6:45 PM: Blue Meanies
7:15-8:15 PM: New Found Glory
8:45-9:45 PM: Bring Me the Horizon
 
Rebel Stage
1:10-1:40 PM: Front Bottoms
2:10-3 PM: The Hold Steady
3:45-4:25 PM: Motion City Soundtrack
5:05-5:55 PM: Hot Snakes
6:40-7:40 PM: Cheap Trick
8:40-9:55 PM: Weezer
 
Rise Stage
12:40-1:10 PM: Laura Stevenson
1:40-2:10 PM: Whigs
3-3:45 PM: Andrew W.K.
4:20-5:05 PM: Lucero
5:55-6:40 PM: Mudhoney
7:40-8:40 PM: Primus
 
Rev Stage
12-12:30 PM: Chumped
1-1:30 PM: Survay Says!
2-2:30 PM: Pup
3-3:30 PM: Tiny Moving Parts
4-4:30 PM: Cerebral Ballzy
5-5:30 PM: Dads
6-6:30 PM: Modern Baseball
7-7:30 PM: I Am the Avalanche
 
The Radicals
11:30-12 PM: Grizzled Mighty
12:30-1 PM: Mutts
1:30-2 PM: Team Spirit
2:30-3 PM: Netherfriends
3:30-4 PM: Lucki Ecks
4:30-5 PM: ShowYouSuck
5:30-6 PM: My Gold Mask
6:30-7 PM: In the Valley Below
7:30-8 PM: Archie Powell & the Exports
 
 
DENVER
Friday - Doors at 2:30 p.m. // 12:00 a.m. End Time
 
May Farms Stage (Riot)
10:45 - 12:00 a.m.: Weezer
8:30 - 9:30 p.m.: The Flaming Lips
7:00 - 7:45 p.m.: Die Antwoord
5:30 - 6:15 p.m.: Buzzcocks
4:30 - 5:00 p.m.: La Dispute
 
Byers General Store Stage (Roots)
9:30 - 10:45 p.m.: Primus
7:45 - 8:30 p.m.: Gogol Bordello
6:15 - 7:00 p.m.: Failure
5:00 - 5:30 p.m.: The Orwells
 
Byers Country Feed Stage (Rock)
9:30 - 10:30 p.m.: Slayer
8:00 - 9:00 p.m.: NOFX
6:45 - 7:30 p.m.: New Found Glory
5:15 - 6:15 p.m.: ALL
4:00 - 4:45 p.m.: Mineral Rev Stage
10:30 - 11:00 p.m: Big Freedia
9:00 - 9:30 p.m.: Nostalghia
7:30 - 8:00 p.m.: Skaters
6:15 - 6:45 p.m.: My Body Sings Electric
4:45 - 5:15 p.m.: Tiny Moving Parts
 
Saturday - Doors at Noon // 12:00 a.m. End Time
May Farms Stage
9:30- 12:00 a.m.: The Cure
7:45 - 8:30 p.m.: City and Colour
6:00 - 6:45 p.m.: Hot Snakes
4:30 - 5:15 p.m.: Lucero
3:05 - 3:45 p.m.: Dum Dum Girls
1:50 - 2:20 p.m.: The Bots
 
Byers General Store Stage
8:30 - 9:30 p.m.: Social Distortion
6:45 - 7:45 p.m.: Descendents
5:15 - 6:00 p.m.: Face to Face
3:45 - 4:30 p.m.: Clutch
2:20 - 3:05 p.m.: Strung Out
1:20- 1:50 p.m.: Larry and His Flask
 
Byers Country Feed Stage
10:00 - 11:00 p.m.: A Day To Remember
8:30 - 9:30 p.m.: Bring Me The Horizon
7:15 - 8:00 p.m.: The Used
6:00 - 6:45 p.m.: Taking Back Sunday
4:45 - 5:30 p.m.: Glassjaw
3:30 - 4:15 p.m.: We Came As Romans
2:15 - 3:00 p.m.: Frnkiero and the Cellabration
1:15 -­1:45 p.m.: Pianos Become The Teeth
 
Rev Stage
9:30 - 10:00 p.m: I Am The Avalanche
8:00 - 8:30 p.m.: Plague Vendor
6:45 - 7:15 p.m.: Red City Radio
5:30 - 6:00 p.m.: Dads
4:15 - 4:45 p.m.: Baby Baby
3:00 - 3:30 p.m.: The Picturebooks
1:45 - 2:15 p.m.: All Out Helter
12:45 - 1:15 p.m.: Wiredogs
 
Sunday - Doors at Noon // 11:00 p.m. End Time
May Farms Stage
9:45 - 11:00 p.m.: The National
7:45 - 8:45 p.m.: TV on the Radio
6:00 - 6:45 p.m.: Manchester Orchestra
4:15 - 5:15 p.m.: Violent Femmes
2:45 - 3:30 p.m.: Bob Mould
1:30 - 2:00 p.m.: Brick and Mortar
 
Byers General Store Stage
8:45 - 9:45 p.m.: Rise Against
6:45 - 7:45 p.m.: Dropkick Murphys
5:15- 6:00 p.m.: Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
3:30 - 4:15 p.m.: Bouncing Souls
2:00 - 2:45 p.m.: The Menzingers
1:00 - 1:30 p.m.: In the Valley Below
 
Byers Country Feed Stage
10:00 - 11:00 p.m.: Wu-­Tang Clan
7:45 - 8:45 p.m.: Sublime w/ Rome
6:30 - 7:15 p.m.: The Expendables
5:15 - 6:00 p.m.: 3oh3!
4:00 - 4:45 p.m.: Touche Amore
2:45 - 3:30 p.m: Passafire
1:45 - 2:15 p.m.: The Epilogues
12:45 - 1:15 p.m.: The Dendrites
 
Rev Stage
7:15 - 7:45 p.m.: Wounds
6:00 - 6:30 p.m.: Cerebral Ballzy
4:45 - 5:15 p.m. Radkey
3:30 - 4:00 p.m.: The Unlikely Candidates
2:15- 2:45 p.m.: Sole and DJ Pain1
1:15 - 1:45 p.m.: In The Whale
 
TORONTO

Doors at 11:00 a.m. / / Curfew at 11:00 p.m.

Saturday September 6, 2014

 
Riot Stage

9:00-10:45 p.m.: The Cure

7:00-8:00 p.m.: DFA

5:15-6:00 p.m.: Paul Weller

3:45-4:30 p.m.: Alkaline Trio

2:20-3:00 p.m.: New Found Glory

1:10-1:50 p.m.: Rubblebucket

12:10-12:40 p.m.: Bad Suns

 
Roots Stage

8:00-9:00 p.m.: The Flaming Lips

6:00-7:00 p.m.: Brand New

4:30-5:15 p.m.: AWOLNATION

3:00-3:45 p.m.: The Afghan Whigs

1:50-2:20 p.m.: Circa Survive

12:40-1:10 p.m.: The Mounties

11:40-12:10 p.m.: Laura Stevenson

 
Rock Stage

8:00-9:00 p.m.: Billy Talent

6:30-7:30 p.m.: Rise Against

5:15-6:00 p.m.: Bring Me the Horizon

4:00-4:45 p.m.: Taking Back Sunday

2:45-3:30 p.m.: Manchester Orchestra

1:30-2:15 p.m.: Glassjaw

12:30-1:00 p.m.: Title Fight

 
Rebel Stage

6:00-6:30 p.m.: Pentimento

5:00-5:30 p.m.: Broncho

3:00-3:30 p.m.: Citizen

2:00-2:30 p.m.: The Beaches

1:00-1:30 p.m.: Somos

 
Doors at 11:00 a.m. / / Curfew at 11:00 p.m.

Sunday September 7, 2014

Riot Stage

9:40-10:55 p.m.: City and Colour

7:40-8:40 p.m.: The National

5:50-6:40 p.m.: Social Distortion

4:15-5:00 p.m.: The Head and the Heart

2:55-3:35 p.m.: Bob Mould

1:30-2:10 p.m.: Nostalghia

12:30-1:00 p.m.: Almighty Trigger Happy

 
Roots Stage

8:40-9:40 p.m.: Metric

6:40-7:40 p.m.: Death Cab for Cutie

5:00-5:50 p.m.: Dropkick Murphys

3:35-4:15 p.m.: The New Pornographers

2:10-2:55 p.m.: Lucero

1:00-1:30 p.m.: Lemuria

 
Rock Stage

7:15-8:30 p.m.: The Buzzcocks

5:55-6:35 p.m.: Stars

4:40-5:25 p.m.: Tokyo Police Club

3:25-4:10 p.m.: Die Antwoord

2:15-2:55 p.m.: Clutch

1:15-1:45 p.m.: Pup

12:15-12:45 p.m.: The Bots

 
Rebel Stage

6:00-6:30 p.m.: Dead Tired

5:00-5:30 p.m.: Radkey

4:00-4:30 p.m.: The Hoteliers

3:00-3:30 p.m.: Say Yes

2:00-2:30 p.m.: Seaway

1:00-1:30 p.m.: Restorations

12:00-12:30 p.m.: Wounds

Fan Arrested for Posting Lyrics:

EXODUS Releases Statement Regarding Man Arrested for Posting "Class Dismissed (A Hate Primer)" Lyrics



There has been an unfortunate situation that has come to the band's attention.  A fan in Greenville, Kentucky has been arrested and is currently being jailed for alleged terroristic threats for posting the lyrics to the EXODUS song 'Class Dismissed'.


The band EXODUS does not promote or condone terrorists, threats or bullying. That being said, the band is somewhat baffled by the fact that this man being charged for what seems against his first amendment rights of Freedom of Speech.

 
Follow this link for more information on the arrest: http://www.14news.com/story/26431395/lyrics-posted-on-facebook-lead-to-arrest-of-muhlenberg-co-man

 
"The idea that an individual in this great country of ours could be arrested for simply posting lyrics to a song is something I never believed could happen in a free society," states EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt. "James Evans was simply posting lyrics to a band he likes on Facebook, and he was locked up for it. The song 'Class Dismissed (A Hate Primer)' was written as a view through the eyes of a madman and in no way endorses that kind of fucked up behavior. It was the Virginia Tech massacre perpetrated by Seung-Hui Cho that was the subject and inspiration to write the song, one in which we put the brakes on playing it live after the Sandy Hook shooting, as we did not want to seem insensitive."

 
Gary continues, "As some of us in EXODUS are parents, of course these things hit close to home, it's every parent's worst fear. These moments are the stuff of nightmares, and life, as well as music, isn't always pretty. But when we start to overreact to things like lyrics by any band, including EXODUS, and start arresting people, we are caving in to paranoia and are well on our way to becoming an Orwellian society."

 
Look for the forthcoming EXODUS album, entitled Blood In, Blood Out, coming October 14, 2014 via Nuclear Blast Records. Also, catch EXODUS on the road with Slayer and Suicidal Tendencies this fall.

 

Cover Artwork Unveiled for Upcoming Heavy Metal Art Book ...And Justice For Art.

 
Watch the Official Promo Video Here: http://youtu.be/OrgyArI2_B4


Foreword by MORBID ANGEL's David Vincent



Veteran Metal/Rock journalist, Ramón 'Oscuro' Martos (MetalUnderground.com/THIS METAL Magazine/ PureGrainAudio.com) just unveiled the cover artwork for his upcoming revelatory book ...And Justice For Art: Stories About Heavy Metal Album Covers. 


This one-of-a-kind collection of stories recounts all the particulars behind the making of artworks as iconic as Slayer's "Reign In Blood," Morbid Angel's "Blessed Are The Sick," Metallica's "And Justice For All," Black Sabbath's "13," Death's "Symbolic," Carcass "Heartwork," Cormorant's "Dwellings," Mayhem's "Grand Declaration Of War," Testament's "Dark Roots Of Earth," Opeth's "Heritage" and  many others.

 
These are told through 100 exclusive interviews with heavy music's icons like Jeff Walker (Carcass), Charlie Benante (Anthrax), Max Cavalera (Soulfly, Sepultura), Fenriz (Darkthrone), Sebastian Bach (Skid Row), Paul Masvidal (Cynic), Chris Adler (Lamb Of God), David Vincent (Morbid Angel), Travis Ryan (Cattle Decapitation) among many others.  In addition, it features plenty of revealing commentaries by critically-acclaimed illustrators such as Michael Whelan, Eliran Kantor, Dan Seagrave, Joe Petagno, Arik Roper and Travis Smith, just to name a few.

 
"Working on the And Justice for Art book was an amazing experience," comments the artwork's creator American illustrator, Vertebrae33-who has previously collaborated with artists like Slayer, Slash and Soundgarden. "Ramon Oscuro Martos has an unbridled love of Metal art as well as a tremendous amount of passion and vision for his project. As an illustrator, there is nothing better than a vision realized and the satisfaction of the client. I am excited to see Ramon's project come to fruition!"

 
Obviously impressed by the imposing artwork, Martos comments:  "Today's Metal scene is overflowed with illustrators and visual artists; however, just a few posses the ability to create distinctive images, rich in detail, colors, and conceptual depth... That's the case with Vertebrae33. Since the very beginning he was able to understand that And Justice For Art's cover needed to be iconic and conceptually related to both Metal and Arts. I believe this book will coherently provide fans with plenty of first-hand information regarding to the creation of many iconic Metal album covers. The artwork created by Vertebrae33 perfectly introduces the reader to that world where music and visuals become one."

 
Martos is now running an Indiegogo campaign to fund the printing and distribution of this book that, according to Morbid Angel's frontman, David Vincent (who wrote the foreword), has all the potential to become "a historical document about the importance of Metal album covers."

 
Obituary's drummer, Don Tardy declared, "I think this is an important book and will help to keep alive all these artworks."

 
Cattle Decapitation's infamous frontman, Travis Ryan, commented that the volume is "exactly what the music world needs to remind us all just how important album covers have been to all of us that grew up surrounding ourselves with physical media."

 
Find out more about ...And Justice For Art by visiting their Indiegogo campaign (link here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/let-s-print-and-justice-for-art/x/8492332) or checking the book's hyper-informative Facebook, which also functions as a source of information for everything related to Metal album covers, visual artists and more. https://www.facebook.com/pages/And-Justice-For-Art/123376774515018 .



Dani Filth Side-Project DEVILMENT Release Second Episode of Official Album Interview Series, Track-List, and Release Date Revealed!


Witch County England's finest, DEVILMENT featuring the master of horrors, Dani Filth (CRADLE OF FILTH, TEMPLE OF THE BLACK MOON), have published the second episode of the official album interview series for the band's upcoming debut album, The Great And Secret Show, which is scheduled to be released on Halloween 2014 (October 31).

Check out Dani, Daniel and Lauren talking about the album's title, its artwork and lyrical concept: http://youtu.be/RF2e_tJFO_s

Furthermore the tracklist for The Great And Secret Show has been announced today. See below.

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.


Dani Filth had this to say about the signing, "I am thrilled to be a part of the Nuclear Blast family with my other band, the Witch County fiends DEVILMENT. Our debut album »The Great And Secret Show« is a horror-metal fuelled slay ride of maleficent proportions and deserves some deep infernal love from a label that has dominated the metal market for aeons.

 And we have found that unconditional love at Nuclear Blast. All of us in the band are really looking forward to the forthcoming months, as the proverbial war machine kicks into gear and the album surfaces like some sub-aquatic monster hellbent on smashing stuff. Until then keep a cyclopean eye out for regular social media updates, videos and the announcement of live shows to further whet your appetite..."

 
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 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 FILTH, BEHEMOTH, AMON AMARTH, SYLOSIS and GAMA BOMB. The artwork (see below/attached) was created by legendary Drake Mefestta.

Adds Filth: "The album cover depicts an intended escape by one of Jack The Ripper's victims, (followed as she is down a moonlit Victorian alley) into another enchanted realm.

Some might read it as an imagined release from the horrible pain to follow, but the artist Drake Mefestta and I thought it served to show the lure of the mystical, amid a sea of debauch.
The artwork that follows in the booklet is a stunning articulate walk-through of that enchanted realm. The album is entitled »The Great And Secret Show« and concerns itself with the occult pulse behind the world, a land of imagination that can be slipped into at will. Like a generator buzzing behind everything. The truth behind the Wizards curtain. A phantasmagorical nightscape. A wonderland. A midnight playground. The fertile land of the dead."


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 WHITE. Dani 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

 

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



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 Rhoads, Steve Vai with David Lee Roth, Metallica with Cliff Burton, Black 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

 

PROSTHETIC RECORDS TO REISSUE SEMINAL ALBUMS BY CORROSION OF CONFORMITY
Pre-orders now available for limited 180-gram vinyl editions of 'Blind' & 'Deliverance'



Two seminal albums by metal pioneers Corrosion of Conformity (C.O.C.) -- the 1991 landmark "Blind" and its acclaimed 1994 follow-up "Deliverance" -- will be reissued on vinyl by Prosthetic Records this fall. While an exact release date has not yet been confirmed, both titles -- limited to 1,000 copies each -- are currently available for pre-order in the Prosthetic webshop. New editions of vintage merch designs from the era are now available as well. Reserve yours now at http://store.prostheticrecords.com/bands/corrosion-of-conformity


Freshly inducted into Decibel Magazine's Hall of Fame, "Blind" -- originally released on Relativity Records -- signified an important transition for C.O.C., as the group began to move away from their crossover past toward a more streamlined, metallic thrash sound. Hailed by All Music Guide as "one of the most important heavy rock albums of the decade," the album saw the addition of guitarist Pepper Keenan and yielded two notable singles: "Dance of the Dead" and "Vote With A Bullet."

Previously unreleased on vinyl in North America, "Blind" will be reissued as a gatefold double-LP available in three different 180-gram colors: purple (approx. 700 copies), black (approx. 200 copies) and clear (approx. 100 colors). A color lyric insert and liner notes by music journalist Chris Dick will also be included, as will three bonus tracks from the 1995 Columbia Records re-release of the album.

"Blind" (2014 Double LP edition):
1. These Shrouded Temples
2. Damned For All Time
3. Dance of the Dead
4. Buried
5. Break The Circle
6. Painted Smiling Face
7. Mine Are The Eyes of God
8. Shallow Ground
9. Vote With A Bullet
10. Great Purification
11. White Noise
12. Echoes In The Well
13. Remain
14. Condition A/Condition B *
15. Future Now (MC5 cover) *
16. Jim Beam and the Coon Ass *
* first time ever appearing on vinyl
Currently celebrating its 20th anniversary, the sludge/stoner metal linchpin "Deliverance" -- the first C.O.C. album to feature Keenan on lead vocals exclusively -- was the group's first record to crack the Billboard Top 200, and it remains their best-selling title to this day. Praised by Kerrang! as a "true '90s classic," the 14-track album (originally released by Columbia) includes "Albatross" and "Clean My Wounds," both of which cracked the Top 20 at U.S. rock radio.

After being out of print for nearly two decades, "Deliverance" will once again be available on vinyl with a new-and-improved gatefold jacket in three different 180-gram colors: green (approx. 700 copies), black (approx. 200 copies) and red (approx. 100 copies).

"Deliverance" (2014 LP edition):
1. Heaven's Not Overflowing
2. Albatross
3. Clean My Wounds
4. Without Wings
5. Broken Man
6. Senor Limpio
7. Mano de Mono
8. Seven Days
9. #2121313
10. My Grain
11. Deliverance
12. Shake Like You
13. Shelter
14. Pearls Before Swine

The label that introduced the world to Lamb of God and Animals As Leaders, the Los Angeles-based Prosthetic Records currently boasts a roster that includes such notable acts as Skeletonwitch, Marty Friedman and Scale The Summit.

SAXON's Biff Byford Fronts Film Concept Group, THE SCINTILLA PROJECT - New Album 'The Hybrid' Coming Next Week!

 
Music Inspired by the Movie 'Scintilla'

 
Select Tracks Co-Produced by World-Famous Producer Andy Sneap

 
Hitting Stores September 2, 2014 via UDR Music



"Scintilla", a science fiction thriller, is set deep underground in the wilds of a former Soviet state where strange genetic experiments are taking place. A war weary mercenary is hired to lead a company scientist to the secret underground laboratory and with his team of mercenaries to steal the research in the laboratory. Along the way the good people face dangerous militia involved in a bloodthirsty civil war, strange monsters lurking in the abandoned tunnels of the old Soviet bunker and finally they meet the scientist running the genetic experiments and her terrifying secret.

 
The film has inspired a newly formed super-group THE SCINTILLA PROJECT, fronted by SAXON's own BIFF BYFORD, who will be releasing their album The Hybrid in the U.S., featuring songs inspired by the film, on September 2, 2014 via UDR Music. Select tracks on the record are co-produced by world-famous heavy metal producer Andy Sneap, who also plays guitar on these tracks.

 
Biff Byford states, "I was introduced to Lionel Hicks by Toby Jepson while recording 'Call To Arms'. This was leading SAXON to write a song for the Lionel Hicks produced film 'Scintilla'. As the film developed through production, our minds began working - maybe we could put together a concept album based on and inspired by the film. While I was having a break from writing with SAXON, Lionel Hicks, Anthony Ritchie (both 'Balance Of Power'), and I decided that I would produce and also sing on the album. I brought in Andy Sneap to co-produce and play guitar on some tracks."

 
Tracklisting:

 
1.      Scintilla (One Black Heart)

2.      Beware The Children

3.      Permanence

4.      Some Nightmare

5.      Angels

6.      Pariah

7.      The Damned And Divine

8.      Life In Vain

9.      No Rest for The Wicked (SAXON recording as featured in the film - taken from 'Call To Arms')


THE SCINTILLA PROJECT:

Biff Byford (vocals)

Lionel Hicks (drums)

Anthony Ritchie (bass)

Andy Sneap (guitar)


For more information on THE SCINTILLA PROJECT, please visit http://udr-music.com/index.php/thescintillaproject-band.

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
http://ltcds.com/pre-orders/anthrax-chile-on-hell-dvd-pre-order-special-event/ ...or to  http://www.vvinyl.com/v/anthrax-chile-on-hell/5386  for all details.

...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
http://www.amoeba.com/chile-on-hell-pre-order-with-ticket-to-screening-blu/movies/dvd-and-bluray/441938/

"Chile On Hell" will be released on Tuesday, September 16 (Megaforce), and features Joey Belladonna/vocals, Scott Ian/guitar, Charlie Benante/drums, Frank Bello/bass and Jon Donais/lead guitar performing at 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 In A Mosh," "The Devil You Know," and "I'm Alive."  "Chile On Hell" was recorded in 5.1 Surround Sound, and will retail for $16.98.

"Santiago was the perfect place to film the show for this," said Anthrax'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 that?"

DVD artwork, more info on Anthrax:  http://tiny.cc/gaixuw


ENTHRONED to tour Brazil

Legendary black metal outfit ENTHRONED will be heading on a headlining tour across Brazil at the end of August. The band will be playing in support of its new album, "Sovereigns", released earlier this year via Agonia Records. The dates are as follows:


August 28 - Belo Horizonte, Matriz
August 29 - Fortaleza, Beach Club
August 30 - Sao Paulo, Hangar 110
August 31 - Curituba, Hangar Bar

Band's tenth album "Sovereigns" drifts from sonic blast beats to oppressive slower parts, melds together aggressive shredding with forceful riffs, and blends satanic whispers with Nornagest's trademark vocals. The album welcomes a new drummer, Menthor, in the place of Garghuf and a new rhythm guitarist ZarZax.

"Sovereigns" was recorded and mixed in ENTHRONED's own studio, Blackout Multimedia. The album is available in: digipack CD, black vinyl, bone-white vinyl with green splatter limited to 100 hand numbered copies and exclusive BOX CD limited to 333 hand numbered copies (including: the new album released in exclusive jewelcase edition, embroidered patch (8cmx10cm), flag (42cmx59.4cm) and a lighter with band's logo). Orders: https://www.agoniarecords.com/index.php?pos=shop&lang=en

Track list:
1. Anteloquium
2. Sine Qua Non
3. Of Feathers and Flames
4. Lamp of Invisible Lights
5. Of Shrines and Sovereigns
6. The Edge of Agony
7. Divine Coagulation
8. Baal al-Maut
9. Nerxiarxin Mahathallah

Line-up:
Nornagest - lead vocals & lead guitars
Phorgath - bass
Neraath - lead guitars
Menthor - drums
ZarZax - rhythm guitar

Follow the band at: https://www.facebook.com/Frater.Silurian

DOPE RELEASES NEW MUSIC VIDEO
NEW ALBUM, BLOODMONEY, DUE OUT SPRING 2015
TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED



For the first time in five years, Chicago industrial metal outfit DOPE is releasing a brand new music video for their newest track "Selfish" exclusively through LOUDWIRE.COM today. Fans were chomping at the bit when the band teased new music last year and again last week here and here, so DOPE fanatics will be pleased to consume a full featured video of an entire new song.


Directed by Edsel himself, this is the first music video the band has unleashed to the masses in five years. "Very excited to begin sharing new Dope music with our fans," says founder and frontman Edsel Dope. DOPE is returning with a vengeance after a five year hiatus that concluded after touring alongside BLACK LABEL SOCIETY & SEVENDUST following the release of the bands 5th album No Regrets. Edsel continues, "These are some of our most punishing works to date."


To celebrate, DOPE has announced a batch of tour dates with Hed PE kicking off on Friday August 29th at the Thompson House in Newport, KY. Visit the band's official website for full tour date listings.

The T.J. Martell Foundation Announces Celebrity ROCK 'N' BOWL Tournament

A Charity Bowling Tournament of Chart-Topping Proportions

Pinz Bowling Center - Los Angeles - October 9, 2014


 
Los Angeles, California (August 19, 2014) - The T.J.  Martell Foundation has announced The Celebrity ROCK 'N' BOWL, a fundraiser that combines the competitive sport of bowling with high energy entertainment and celebrity appearances to raise funds for cancer research. The event is chaired by Wendy Dio, President and Co-Founder of the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, who serves on The T.J. Martell Foundation Board and whose organization has raised and donated funds to the T.J. Martell's continuing efforts in cancer research. The event will take place at the Pinz Bowling Center on Thursday, October 9th, 2014 from 7:30pm-11pm, with a VIP Pre-Party from 7:00pm-8:30pm.  Pinz Bowling Center is located at 12655 Ventura Blvd in Studio City. The T.J. Martell Foundation aims to combine music and entertainment with an event that will drive competition to raise funds for its core mission of finding a cure for leukemia, cancer and AIDs.

 
The T.J. Martell Foundation ROCK 'N' BOWL event is a return to the foundation's famous bowling tournaments of the 80's and 90's that included participation by such legendary artists as the Go-Gos, John Cougar Mellencamp, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers and Ronnie James Dio and the Dio band.  In fact, Wendy Dio will have the trophy won by Niji Management in 1989 on display.

 
Celebrity bowlers and guests will be greeted with music, food and drink. A special auction featuring signed collectible Bowling Pins autographed by some of the music world's most iconic artists including Aerosmith and others, will take place on site and post-event at www.charitybuzz.com. Trophies for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams will be awarded that evening and guests will have the opportunity to rub elbows with famous faces of the music world. Celebrity bowlers to date include producer Bob Kulick, Gonzo Sandoval and Joey Vera (Armored Saint), Jimmy Bain (Rainbow), Marc Ferrari (Rough Cutt & Keel), Chris Broderick (Megadeth), Mark Boals, Christian Martucci, Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour) and others.  More celebrities will be announced throughout the month. The T.J. Martell Foundation will be sponsoring families from Children's Hospital Los Angeles.

 
To purchase a ticket, register a team/sponsor a lane, or other sponsorship opportunities for ROCK 'N' BOWL go to support the foundation can also buy tickets to attend at the websites noted. More information is also available at www.tjmartell.org.

 
 "We have been strong supporters of the T.J. Martell Foundation for many years helping to fund cutting-edge gastric and prostate cancer research and raising in excess of $400,000 for the cause," said Wendy Dio.  "Tony Martell and the Foundation were very helpful to find specialized treatment for Ronnie when he was diagnosed. We are all working together to find a cure."

 
Participants are encouraged to gather friends, family and co-workers for the ultimate bowling team. Guests who do not participate in bowling can also attend and take their chance at winning exciting silent auction and raffle items provided by music and entertainment industry friends and partners of the foundation.

 
WHO:  The T.J. Martell Foundation and The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund

WHAT: ROCK 'N' BOWL Celebrity Charity Bowling Tournament

WHERE: Pinz Bowling Center, 12655 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, California

WHEN: Thursday, October, 9, 2014 - 7:30-11pm / VIP Pre-Party 7:00-8:30pm

WHY: To raise funds for leukemia, cancer and AIDS research.

 
To purchase tickets and lanes for corporate teams or for general information go to:   http://rocknbowl.splashthat.com/?preview

Looking For Johnny - The Legend of Johnny Thunders
Available October 14th via Digital Formats / DVD
and Soundtrack on CD and Limited Edition Red Vinyl (2 LP)

A documentary on the life of the late New York Dolls and Heartbreakers guitarist

Chip Baker Films in association with Jungle Records and MVD Entertainment Group presents a Danny Garcia film.


Johnny Thunders was the legendary hard-living rock'n'roll guitarist who inspired glam-metal, punk and the music scene in general. Looking For Johnny is a 90-minute film that documents Thunders' career from his beginnings to his tragic death in 1991.

When Johnny Thunders died in New Orleans on April 23rd 1991, he left behind a mystery. Though MTV and international broadsheets reported the guitarist's demise, for many in the mainstream, Thunders was perceived as an enigmatic outlaw. He was adored by a legion of devotees and cited as an influence by at least three successive generations of musicians. Thunders refused to play the corporate game and was both elevated and damned for it.

Looking for Johnny is the creation of the documentary maker, Danny Garcia (The Rise & Fall of The Clash). The young Spanish filmmaker was seized by a question that wouldn't let go - "just who was Johnny Thunders?" He spent 18 months travelling across the USA and Europe, filming interviews with fifty of the people who were closest to Johnny, building a compelling narrative drawn from first hand testimonies.

The film examines Johnny Thunders' career from the early 70's as a founding member of the influential New York Dolls, the birth of the punk scene with The Heartbreakers in both New York City and London, and later incarnations including Gang War and The Oddballs. It also explores Johnny's unique musical style, his personal battle with drugs and theories on the circumstances of his death in a New Orleans hotel in 1991 at age 38.

Interviewees include Sylvain Sylvain, Lenny Kaye, Walter Lure, Billy Rath, Bob Gruen, Terry Chimes, Alan Vega, Peter Perrett, Sami Yaffa, three of his late managers (Marty Thau, Leee Black Childers and Malcolm McLaren), and many others.

The film includes forty songs (including Born To Lose and You Can't Put Your Arms Around A Memory) and historic film of Johnny with live performances from all periods, including unseen New York Dolls and Heartbreakers footage and photos. Cult filmmakers Bob Gruen, Don Letts, Patrick Grandperret, Rachael Amadeo and others contribute classic archive footage, helping illustrate the charisma, chaos and heartbreak inherent to the guitarist.

Premiere showings took place in May and June 2014 across USA and Europe, including New York City, London, Los Angeles, Chicago, Stockholm, New Orleans, Dallas, Toronto, Boston, Washington DC, Gloucester MA, San Francisco, Madrid, Barcelona and elsewhere, with more events to follow.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/lookingforjohnny

Pre-order / Item Info / Hi Res Art:   DVD http://bit.ly/1oDyMI1 - Soundtrack http://bit.ly/VckIOS




Grammy Award Winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Guitarist, SLASH, Strikes a Chord at Universal Studios Hollywood, Composing First-Ever Original Score for Theme Park's Gripping New "Halloween Horror Nights" Maze, "Clowns 3D Music by SLASH"


UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Celebrated Grammy® Award-winning musician, SLASH, hailed as one of the 10 best electric guitar players of all time by Time magazine, is joining forces with Universal Studios Hollywood to compose an original score for the theme park's hypnotizing new 3D maze, "Clowns 3D Music by SLASH" at "Halloween Horror Nights," beginning Friday, September 19, 2014.

While partnering with top recording artists has become a signature of "Halloween Horror Nights," this collaboration with prolific guitarist, SLASH, marks the first time a musician has created an original maze score for the popular event.  This inspired effort comes at a demanding time for SLASH, whose new album "World on Fire" debuts on September 16, 2014, on the heels of his "Let Rock Rule" World Tour performing with Aerosmith.

Infused with the rocker's hell-raising electric guitar riffs, the ominous new "Clowns 3D Music by SLASH" haunted attraction is no laughing matter as it unmasks the psychological disorder known as Coulrophobia, a disturbing condition affecting those with an extreme and irrational fear of clowns. 

The psychedelic 3D maze will horrify guests, taunting and tempting them with terror and treats as they parade through "Sweet Licks Frozen Clown Pops Family Amusement Center," a dilapidated roadside attraction and one-time thriving ice cream factory run by deranged siblings and their mad clown father, Sweet Licks. As this demented trio schemes to restore the family business by luring visitors with free ice cream, guests will soon find themselves on the menu as the key ingredient of a sick new high-protein ice cream concoction.

"I'm a HUGE fan of 'Halloween Horror Nights' and was inspired to partner with Universal Studios Hollywood because they are the founders of creating extreme horror," said SLASH.  "I've been composing music for as long as I can remember and jumped at the chance to be an integral part of this year's event and create the original score for this creepy clown maze.  I can't wait to see the fans' reactions and will be first in line to experience the maze myself."

"It's an honor to collaborate with one of the most iconic rock legends around," said John Murdy, Creative Director at Universal Studios Hollywood and Executive Producer of "Halloween Horror Nights."  "From the moment I heard SLASH's original composition for the maze, I immediately knew he got it, as the vibe and feel of his score are so right on. He captured the exact tone we were looking to convey to our guests, and it's great having SLASH be a part of this incredible event."

SLIPKNOT'S KNOTFEST ADDS ANOTHER STAGE AND

TEN MORE BANDS

TO THE 3 DAY FESTIVAL BILL

CAMPING IS ALREADY SOLD OUT

DESTINATION FESTIVAL HELD

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24 THROUGH SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26

FEATURES THE BIGGEST BANDS IN HEAVY MUSIC WITH

TWO CLOSING SETS BY SLIPKNOT

AT SAN MANUEL AMPHITHEATER & CAMPGROUNDS IN SAN BERNARDINO, CA


Slipknot's very own KNOTFEST--the most cutting edge heavy music festival in America--has revealed additional bands for the October 24-26 destination festival held at San Manuel Amphitheater & Campgrounds in San Bernardino, CA.

Already featuring some of the biggest names in metal - Slipknot, Danzig, Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat, Of Mice & Men, Anthrax and more - the KNOTFEST lineup has now added Fear Factory, Napalm Death, Satyricon, Amen, Otep, Prong, Immolation, Attika 7 and more. The new additions will perform on the Extreme Stage 005 powered by Kinetik Power and Ernie Ball.

 
See below for details and look for an announcement in the coming weeks about KNOTFEST's Stage 004.

 
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.

 
Slipknot recently posted their first new song in six years, "The Negative One," which immediately hit #1 on Billboard's Trending 140 Chart, and became a top ten Worldwide Trending Topic on Twitter.  All KNOTFEST ticket purchasers will receive a digital copy of Slipknot's forthcoming album, to be delivered on release date.

 
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 with band performances and other activities for those that have purchased VIP or Camping Packages.

 

The current KNOTFEST U.S. band lineup by stage is as follows:

 

Friday, October 24-Pre-Party For Camping & VIP Guests

 

Stage 003: The Black Dahlia Murder, Chelsea Grin

 

Stage 002: Suicide Silence, Butcher Babies, Alterbeast

 
 
Saturday, October 25

 

Extreme Stage 005 powered by Kinetik Power and Ernie Ball: Satyricon, Otep, Amen, Prong, Immolation  

 

Stage 003: In This Moment, The Devil Wears Prada, Butcher Babies, Miss May I, One OK Rock

 

Stage 002: Testament, Carcass, Maximum The Hormone, King 810, Man With A Mission

 

Stage 001: Slipknot, Danzig, Anthrax, Black Label Society, Hatebreed

 

Sunday, October 26

 

Extreme Stage 005 powered by Kinetik Power and Ernie Ball: Fear Factory, Napalm Death, Attika 7, Exmortus, Rattlehead

 

Stage 003: Killswitch Engage, Whitechapel, Upon A Burning Body, Anti-Mortem

 

Stage 002: Of Mice & Men, DevilDriver, Veil Of Maya, Nothing More

 

Stage 001: Slipknot, Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat, Tech N9ne, Atreyu, Hellyeah

 
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 at www.knotfest.com. A limited number of VIP packages are still available. Camping packages 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, and Fxck Cancer

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

www.knotfest.com

www.facebook.com/KNOTFEST

www.twitter.com/KNOTFEST

ROB ZOMBIE Narrates ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL Puppy Rescue Mission PSA, Directed by Strati Hovartos

 
Watch the Puppy Rescue Mission PSA Here: https://vimeo.com/m/102641607

 
Puppy Rescue Mission - Allowing Afghanistan War Heroes to Match Companions with Homes



The ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL is deep-seated in U.S. military and veteran communities - avidly promoting programs like Metal of Honor, in conjunction with The Pathway Home (PTSD rehabilitation facility) and Hope For The Warriors (Military family assistance, veteran transition assistance, employment preparedness). In addition to these programs, the festival actively supports another great cause in conjunction with our troops: The Puppy Rescue Mission!

 
The Puppy Rescue Mission ("TPRM") is the brainchild of president and founding member Anna Cannan. Anna's idea for TPRM began when her fiancé, Chris, was deployed to and stationed in Afghanistan. TPRM's primary mission is to help bring home the companions to our soldiers serving in a war zone. These companions already have homes waiting for them - they just need help getting there. TPRM believes that these beloved companions have at times not only physically saved our soldiers from harm but have also filled an emotional need for a sense of home and normalcy in a hostile and dangerous environment.


With the help of the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL, TPRM continues to make loving connections between rescue dogs and their companions! Recently, Los-Angeles based photographer and ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL documenter Strati Hovartos directed a heartfelt PSA, starring a cast of active duty and veteran warriors and narrated by Mayhem-alumni and world-renowned rocker Rob Zombie.

 
Last summer, Rob Zombie donated his incredible truck featured on History's Counting Cars to TPRM. At the time, Rob Zombie stated, " soldiers in Afghanistan would find these dogs and bond with them and sneak them on the bases, even though they weren't supposed to have them.  It was probably the only moment of sanity for these guys, when they spent time with them.But they weren't allowed to take them home, and if they could, it was so expensive. That was a cause I could really understand and get behind."

 
Watch the PSA here: https://vimeo.com/m/102641607

 
Saiga, the dog featured in the PSA, is an actual rescue animal from the Afghanistan war zone adopted by festival producer John Reese and his family through TPRM. As a puppy of a dog befriended by a soldier serving in the Middle East, Saiga was brought to the US from Kabul, Afghanistan at four-and-a-half months old.

 
ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL producer John Reese states, "The sacrifices made by our men and women serving overseas are numerous. Having to leave a dog behind that one may become attached to is just another sacrifice that most of us aren't aware of. The work The Puppy Rescue Mission does is so important."

 
"A sincere thank you goes out to the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL for their support and dedication in making these reunions possible," states The Puppy Rescue Mission Founder and President, Anna Maria Cannan. "The bond between a soldier and his dog is truly unbreakable. Thousands of miles away from home, it is sometimes the one thing in the world that can bring a smile to their face."

 
For more information on The Puppy Rescue Mission, please visit www.puppyrescuemission.com.


For more information on THE ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL and other programs involved with the festival, visit www.rockstarmayhemfest.com. Make sure to also visit the site for a full listing of this year's tour dates and line-up information, as well as future announcements regarding the festival.

SCOTT IAN's "Swearing Words in Glasgow" Tour DVD - Get Your Copy on November 13, 2014 via Megaforce Records

 
Watch SCOTT IAN's Hilarious One-Man Storytelling Experience at Home!

 
Order it Here: http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/scottian



"I always knew Scott was a pioneering musician, who knew he was also such a great storyteller? His observational, self-deprecating humor is like Henry Rollins crossed with George Carlin." - John Wiederhorn, co-author of Louder Than Hell: The Definitive Oral History of Metal


"Geek, author, guitarist, icon: when it comes to recounting the history of metal, SCOTT IAN is the man - catch him while you can." - Alex Milas, Editor, Metal Hammer


Legendary heavy metal musician, author, and television personality SCOTT IAN had a lot to say on the European and United States legs of his groundbreaking Speaking "Swearing Words" Tour. After decades-worth of international touring with Anthrax, bumping elbows with illustrious (and sometimes ridiculous) characters all over the media spectrum, and undergoing general "you won't believe this" experiences- SCOTT IAN certainly had some hilarious and surprisingly personal stories to share.

 
"Swearing Words" is an honest look at the insane life that Scott has led for the last 31 years, the people he's met, and the events that coincide. Now, you can experience Scott's "Swearing Words" Tour by way of Swearing Words in Glasgow, available via Megaforce Records on November 13, 2014.

 
The Swearing Words in Glasgow DVD is a full performance recording, filmed towards the end of the tour run in Glasgow, Scotland, and is being funded by a wildly popular PledgeMusic campaign, which surpassed its goal with the help of gracious and dedicated fans!

 
To pre-order the DVD or for more information, visit the PledgeMusic campaign page here here: http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/scottian

 

GUITAR LEGEND ACE FREHLEY TO SIT IN WITH THE ROOTS
ON THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON
ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 12

HIGHLY ANTICIPATED NEW ALBUM SPACE INVADER
OUT NEXT WEEK, AUG. 19

NYC BEST BUY IN-STORE ANNOUNCED



NEW YORK - 2014 Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame inductee and former KISS guitarist Ace Frehley will perform on  the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon next Tuesday, August 12, 2014, sitting in with The Roots for the show's entirety.

Additionally, a one time only in-store appearance and signing at the Best Buy in Union Square, NYC will take place Tuesday August 19th at 6PM. Fans will be able to get their own copy of Space Invader signed by the space man himself.
1. Space Invader
2. Gimme A Feelin'
3. I Wanna Hold You
4. Change
5. Toys
6. Immortal Pleasures
7. Inside The Vortex
8. What Every Girl Wants
9. Past The Milky Way
10. Reckless
11. The Joker
12. Starship

David Bowie is
the film of the blockbuster exhibition
comes to US movie theaters for exclusive screenings on
Tuesday, September 23, 2014

 
A documentary film of the groundbreaking exhibition David Bowie is, created by the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), London, will be screened in movie theaters across the US on September 23 to coincide with the exhibition opening at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago (MCA). A select 100 theaters across the US will exclusively screen the film.
 
Described by The Times as "stylish & outrageous" and The Guardian as "a triumph", the exhibition features a remarkable collection of photographs, stage costumes, and other rare possessions from the David Bowie Archive. The exhibition was the fastest selling in the V&A's history and is now on a global tour that has already travelled to Toronto, Sao Paulo, and Berlin to universal acclaim, opening next at the MCA in Chicago until January 4 2015.
 
The film takes the audience on an extraordinary journey through the David Bowie is exhibition with special guests including legendary Japanese fashion designer Kansai Yamamoto, Pulp front-man Jarvis Cocker, and other collaborators, to explore the stories behind some of the key objects that document Bowie's artistic career. The exhibition curators, Victoria Broackes and Geoffrey Marsh, provide fascinating insight into the most memorable music videos and original costumes, as well as more personal items such as never-before-seen handwritten lyrics, album cover artwork, set designs and diary entries, which reveal the creativity and evolution of Bowie's ideas.
 
The documentary was filmed on the closing night of the V&A exhibition in London and directed by Done & Dusted's Hamish Hamilton, the BAFTA award winning director of the Academy Awards and the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
 
Tickets for the theater screenings and the exhibition at the MCA are on sale from Thursday, July 31, 2014.
 
To see the film trailer and to book movie theater tickets visit www.davidbowie.com/davidbowieisfilm
 
For exhibition tickets visit  http://www.mcachicago.org/bowie

THE DEAD DAISIES
 
FACE I LOVE STREAMING IN FULL AT ULTIMATE CLASSIC ROCK
EP OUT AUGUST 5 VIA CAROLINE/UNIVERSAL

TOUR DATES WITH KISS & DEF LEPPARD START THIS SATURDAY, AUGUST 2

 
 
New York, NY (July 29, 2014) - The Dead Daisies release the Face I Love EP next Tuesday, August 5 via Caroline/Universal and this week starts their tour with KISS & Def Leppard. Ahead of the EP release next week, Ultimate Classic Rock has the exclusive advance stream of Face I Love.

The Dead Daisies are a powerful musical collective with a rotating line-up that features some of the best Rock musicians on the planet and a sound that's influenced by late '70s and early '80s hard rock. The 2014 lineup includes Jon Stevens (Noiseworks/INXS) on vocals, David Lowy (Mink/Red Phoenix) on guitar, Richard Fortus (Guns N' Roses/Psychedelic Furs) on lead guitar, Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy/Whitesnake) on bass, Dizzy Reed (Guns N' Roses/Hookers & Blow) on keys and new addition Brian Tichy (Ozzy Osbourne/Billy Idol) on drums.

The Daisies just finished a support tour with Bad Company & Lynyrd Skynyrd and stood out among the headliners. "The Dead Daisies played second on the bill, and did a fine job, assuredly, of gaining new fans with a flawless half-hour set," proclaimed The Buffalo News.

Maine Music News declared, "If it looks like rock, sounds like rock, and hits you in the face like rock - it might be The Dead Daisies."

The Dead Daisies are showing the world that a "classic rock" sound still has what it takes to get people hooked. The title track from the Face I Love EP was released in June in conjunction with an innovative App, where fans helped create the artwork for the EP cover and touring posters. Created to represent the iconic daisy skull logo of the band, over the past two months, fans uploaded thousands of images of the face THEY love to the App to create a photo-mosaic portrait of The Dead Daisies skulll. The resulting cover can be found below.
 
Catch the Daisies on tour with KISS and Def Leppard starting this weekend. A full list of dates can be found below.


The Dead Daisies Tour Dates
Aug 02 - Atlantic City, NJ - Boardwalk Hall #  
Aug 03 - Camden, NJ - Susquehanna Bank Center #
Aug 05 - Saratoga, NY - Saratoga Performing Arts Center # 
Aug 06 - Wantaugh, NY - Jones Beach #
Aug 08 - Virginia Beach, VA - Farm Bureay Live at Virginia Beach #
Aug 09 - Scranton, PA - Toyota Pavillion at Montage Mtn #
Aug 10 - Hartford, CT - The Xfinity Theatre #
Aug 13 - Darien, NY - Darien Lake Performing Arts Ctr #
Aug 15 - East Troy, WI - Alpine Valley Music Theatre #
Aug 16 - Tinley Park, IL - First Midwest Bank Amphitheater #
Aug 17 - Minneapolis, MN - Target Center #
Aug 20 - Des Moines, IA - Wells Fargo Arena #
Aug 22 - Noblesville, IN - Klipsch Music Center #
Aug 23 - Clarkson, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre #
Aug 24 - Burgettstown, PA - First Niagara Pavilion #
Aug 26 - Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Blossom Music Center #
Aug 28 - Maryland Heights, MO - Verizon Wireless Amp #
Aug 29 - Tulsa, OK - BOK Center #
Aug 31 - Woodlands, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion #

# w/ KISS & Def Leppard

QUEENSRYCHE WITH ORIGINAL LEAD SINGER GEOFF TATE

TO CHANGE ITS NAME TO "OPERATION: MINDCRIME"

AFTER CURRENT FAREWELL TOUR ENDS

 
"OPERATION: MINDCRIME"

FEATURING GEOFF TATE, RUDY SARZO, SIMON WRIGHT,

RANDY GANE AND KELLY GRAY TO ENTER STUDIO

SHORTLY AFTER TOUR TO BEGIN RECORDING TRILOGY PROJECT




On the very day his "Farewell Tour" as Queensryche begins, Geoff Tate - one of rock's quintessential front men and the lead vocalist heard on all Queensryche hits since the inception of the band - has announced that his current version of Queensryche will be forging ahead as OPERATION: MINDCRIME after the tour ends.

 
Named after Queensryche's epic concept album from 1988, OPERATION: MINDCRIME -- a band consisting of Geoff Tate, Rudy Sarzo (Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake), Simon Wright (AC/DC, Dio), Randy Gane (Myth) and Kelly Gray (Queensryche 1998 - 2001, 2012 - present) -- will be entering the studio in September to begin recording a trilogy project that Geoff's been working on for the past two years.

 
Tate, who has always enjoyed telling stories through music, considers the creation of the forthcoming trilogy one of his biggest and most ambitious works to date.

 
"I tried to reduce the story and eventually got it down to 37 ideas that needed representing to complete the story," comments Geoff. "I knew that one record wouldn't cover it and that it would have to be a trilogy. It's an exciting project and one we'd like to release the first part of sometime next spring."

 
With the evolution of his band, Geoff would like to concentrate on concept and story albums in the years to come. Fans like to call it, "Thinking Man's Metal" and Geoff plans to continue expanding the musical dimensions of your mind.

 
"It doesn't seem that long ago when I first brought the Mindcrime story to the band they were, initially, against it. Chris DeGarmo was the first one to get on board and, once he did, we were able to move forward with what became one of our greatest achievements as a band."

 
With the release Operation: Mindcrime - which won critical and popular acclaim and comparisons to the Who's Tommy and Pink Floyd's The Wall - Queensryche went on to bring their progressive music to sold-out audiences the world over.

 
With Geoff at the helm, Queensryche sold over 20 million albums worldwide and performed in over 46 countries.


That was then, this is now and Geoff Tate is looking forward to what lies ahead with his trilogy project.

 
"It is so refreshing to be able to concentrate on the many stories and ideas that I have been working on with no boundaries or restrictions," states Tate, further adding, "With the newly-named band, I think fans will continue to enjoy the music we create and perform together and hope they share this new musical journey with us."

 
Beginning July 30, Geoff Tate and his band mates will be spanning the states for a 22-date trek of what will be Geoff's remaining performances as Queensryche Starring Geoff Tate - The Farewell Tour.

 
While the name has changed, the distinctive rock vocals of Geoff Tate remain the same.


Turn it up.

 
Come on out.

 
It's time to enjoy what is now known as the band, OPERATION: MINDCRIME.

 

THE ULTIMATE HALLOWEEN HORROR EVENT

 
SELECT NIGHTS FROM SEPTEMBER 26-NOVEMBER 1

 
ROB ZOMBIE TO PERFORM OPENING NIGHT (SEPTEMBER 26)


 

"Great American Nightmare may be the best example yet of the upsizing of haunted houses over the last decade"

--Steven Kurutz, The New York Times, October 24, 2013

 
Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare has announced a second engagement for 2014. The ultimate Halloween horror event will invade the Chicago metropolitan area select nights from September 26-November 1 at Odeum Expo in Villa Park, IL.

 
Opening night will also feature a special one-night-only concert with groundbreaking musician and filmmaker Rob Zombie.

 
"I am thrilled to be able to expand the Great American Nightmare to TWO new cities this year," said Zombie. My only goal is to make it twice as sick as last year."

 
The Great American Nightmare's second city will feature three attractions based on Zombie's own horror films: The Lords Of Salem In Total Black Out, The Haunted World Of El Superbeasto 3D, and Haunt Of 1,000 Corpses. These attractions were first seen at the 2013 GreatAmerican Nightmare debut in Pomona, California and have been improved and enhanced based on visitor feedback.

 
The fully immersive haunted house experience at Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare will include the Bloody Boulevard with freak shows, musical entertainment, roaming characters, themed food and beverages, games and vendors each night.

 
"After the tremendous success last year we all felt we wanted to bring Great American Nightmare to as many people as possible," says Great American Nightmare producer Steve Kopelman. "Chicago is a haunted house hotbed with the Odeum Expo center being the go-to haunted house venue for the past two decades. We really feel the Midwest will welcome this event with open arms and this will be the ultimate Chicagoland Halloween event."

 
As previously announced, Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare will also make its debut at WestWorld Of Scottsdale in Arizona for select nights from September 19-November 1. This engagement will feature the following three attractions--two that have never been seen before--based on Rob Zombie's horror films: The Lords Of Salem In Total Black Out, Captain Spaulding's Clown School In 3D, and The Devil's Rejects.

 
At Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare, patrons will sequentially enter three different attractions, each completely different in look, theme and effects:

 
The Lords Of Salem In Total Black Out: This harrowing attraction--based on Zombie's 2012 The Lords Of Salem independent horror film--is designed to twist the mind. It will accentuate some senses while limiting others. Fear of the dark, claustrophobia, and fear of the unknown will be preyed on as the visitor attempts to traverse this sixty-degree maze.

 
The Haunted World Of El Superbeasto 3D: Utilizing Chromadepth glasses, this innovative attraction will take the patron right into the middle of the irreverent world of Rob Zombie's El Superbeasto 2009 animated exploitation musical horror comedy film based on the comic book series of the same name. The attraction's unique surprise entrance, brilliant colors, sudden chills and startling thrills, and salacious humor will make patrons scream with fright and laughter.

 
Haunt Of 1,000 Corpses: This terrifying attraction pays homage to the exploitation horror film House Of 1,000 Corpses, directed by Rob Zombie. The extreme, traditional haunted house will take visitors on a walking journey through a recreation of the film's "Museum of Monsters & Madmen" along with an expanded "Murder Ride," confronting notorious serial killers along the way. This high impact, highly detailed attraction will use state of the art animatronics, video effects, costuming, sound, scents and lights.

 
Tickets for Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare go on sale Wednesday, July 30 at 10:00 AM CT at www.GreatAmericanNightmare.com, with prices starting at only $25 for September 27-November 1. Each ticket includes access to all haunted house attractions and the Bloody Boulevard activities.

 
Tickets for opening night (September 26) include the Rob Zombie   concert and will be available starting at only $45. A limited number of VIP packages will also be available for purchase at www.GreatAmericanNightmare.com. All VIP packages include a commemorative t-shirt and quicker access to the haunted attractions than general admission. Some packages also include a designated viewing area for the concert.

 
Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare will celebrate the Halloween season on the following dates between September 26 and November 1:

 
September: 26, 27

October: 3, 4, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26, 30, 31

November: 1

          
Hours for Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare will be 7:00 PM until midnight (Fridays and Saturdays) and 7:00 PM until 10:00 PM (Thursdays and Sundays).

 
Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare is a creative collaboration between master of the macabre Rob Zombie and preeminent haunted house producer Steve Kopelman. The event is produced by Rob Zombie, Steve Kopelman and Andy Gould.

 
Odeum Expo is located at 1033 North Villa Avenue in Villa Park, IL, just outside Chicago. It's easily accessible from downtown Chicago by major highways, and from the Tri-State area by tollways.

 
Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare is presented by 101WKQX.

 
Website: www.GreatAmericanNightmare.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/RobZombiesGreatAmericanNightmare

Instagram: http://instagram.com/rzgreatamericannightmare

Twitter: https://twitter.com/RobZombiesGAN

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/RobZombiesGAN

'Memoirs Of A Madman' Audio And Video Collections Celebrate The Legacy Of Ozzy Osbourne SINGLE CD, TWO DVD SET, 180 GM DOUBLE VINYL AND LIMITED EDITION PICTURE DISC VINYL

DUE OUT OCTOBER 7 ON EPIC RECORDS/LEGACY RECORDINGS

PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE NOW AT AMAZON


NEW YORK, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This October, the career of rock icon OZZY OSBOURNE will be celebrated with the Epic Records/Legacy Recordings MEMOIRS OF A MADMAN collections.

Due out October 7, MEMOIRS OF A MADMAN (CD) serves as a career spanning audio release, featuring 17 of OZZY's greatest hit singles compiled in one place for the first time in his career and will be available in a single CD, two-LP set and two-LP picture disc set configurations.  Pre-order now available at Amazon.

The MEMOIRS OF A MADMAN (DVD) is a definitive visual two-disc DVD set which includes classic music videos, along with unreleased and out-of-print live performances, plus interviews from his solo career.  Both sets offer fans of the multi-platinum recording artist, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and three-time Grammy® winning singer and songwriter hours of entertainment from OZZY's distinguished solo career.  Pre-order also available at Amazon.

On July 22, fans got a sneak peek of MEMOIRS OF A MADMAN via Twitter. By using #OzzyRules in accordance with the number of tweets, engaged fans were able to unscramble the cover artwork and unlock a video teaser (http://smarturl.it/ozzy_memoirs_teaser).

In addition, an exclusive AUTOGRAPHED limited edition fan bundle will be available (http://myplay.me/1abf).  This includes an autographed poster, 2 DVD set, CD, 2 LP picture disc vinyl, along with a Creative Allies fan designed poster, which will feature an image personally chosen by OZZY (Http://creativeallies.com/contests/977-create-artwork-for-ozzy-osbourne).

OSBOURNE's ongoing solo career spans four decades--as both a successful solo artist and as the lead singer of Black Sabbath--and his music is as relevant today as ever; it still resonates daily on TV, in movies, on radio and at stadium sports events. OZZY's latest solo release--his tenth studio album, 2010's Scream--debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard charts, featuring the No. 1 Mainstream Rock smash "Let Me Hear You Scream."

From the first notes of OZZY's 1980's solo debut Blizzard Of Ozz and follow-up Diary Of A Madman to classic albums No More Tears and Scream, no hard rock solo artist has had quite the same reach as OZZY; his distinctive vocal delivery and larger than life onstage persona quickly endeared him to millions of rockers.  OZZY immediately had the attention of fans of heavy music with rock staples "Crazy Train," "Mr. Crowley" and "Flying High Again."  With the 1991 release No More Tears, OZZY continued his radio success with acclaimed and hugely successful singles "No More Tears" and the smash hit "Mama, I'm Coming Home."

The track list is as follows:

1. Crazy Train
2. Mr. Crowley
3. Flying High Again
4. Over The Mountain
5. Bark At The Moon
6. The Ultimate Sin
7. Miracle Man
8. No More Tears (edit)
9. Mama, I'm Coming Home
10. Road To Nowhere
11. Perry Mason
12. I Just Want You
13. Gets Me Through
14. Dreamer
15. I Don't Wanna Stop
16. Life Won't Wait
17. Let Me Hear You Scream

Details on the Memoirs of a Madman 2 DVD are as follows:

DVD One features more than two dozen of OZZY's classic and unforgettable  music videos from across his discography, including a bonus alternate version of "Mama, I'm Coming Home" and making-of footage from the videos "Let Me Hear You Scream" and "Life Won't Wait."
DVD Two features live performances and interview clips spanning OZZY's solo journey, much of which makes its debut on DVD. Some selections have appeared on long out-of-print VHS releases; others will be seen here for the first time, making this an essential package for fans old and new. OZZY's union of music and visuals could not be more perfect, and the Memoirs Of A Madman DVD showcases that to brilliant effect.

The Memoirs Of A Madman DVD track listing is as follows:

DVD 1
THE MUSIC VIDEOS
Bark At The Moon
So Tired
The Ultimate Sin
Lightning Strikes
Crazy Train
Miracle Man
Crazy Babies
Breaking All The Rules
No More Tears
Mama, I'm Coming Home
Mr. Tinkertrain
Time After Time
Road To Nowhere
I Don't Want To Change The World (Live)
Changes
Perry Mason
I Just Want You
See You On The Other Side
Back On Earth
Gets Me Through
Dreamer
In My Life
I Don't Wanna Stop
Let Me Hear You Scream
Life Won't Wait
Let It Die

BONUS
Mama, I'm Coming Home (alternate version)
The Making of Let Me Hear You Scream
The Making of Life Won't Wait

DVD 2
Rochester, NY 1981
I Don't Know
Suicide Solution
Mr. Crowley
Crazy Train

Ozzy's Bunker

Albuquerque, NM 1982
Over The Mountain

MTV 1982

New York, NY 1982
Fairies Wear Boots (clip)

Ozzy's Bunker

Entertainment USA 1984

Kansas City, MO 1986
(Jake E Lee, Phil Soussan, Randy Castillo)
Bark At The Moon
Never Know Why

Ozzy's Bunker

Killer Of Giants
Thank God For The Bomb
Secret Loser

Ozzy's Bunker

Philadelphia, PA 1989
(Zakk Wylde, Geezer Butler, Randy Castillo)
Bloodbath In Paradise
Tattooed Dancer
Miracle Man

MTV 1989

Marquee, UK 1991
(Zakk Wylde, Mike Inez, Randy Castillo)
Bark At The Moon (clip)

Studio 1992

San Diego, CA 1992
(Zakk Wylde, Mike Inez, Randy Castillo)
I Don't Want To Change The World
Road To Nowhere

Japan 1992

Ozzy's Bunker

No More Tears

Studio 1992

Desire

MTV 1992

Mama, I'm Coming Home

Studio 1992

Ozzmosis Recording Session 1995

Ozzfest 1996
(Joe Holmes, Robert Trujillo, Mike Bordin)
Perry Mason

Fame & Fortune

Tokyo, Japan 2001
(Zakk Wylde, Robert Trujillo, Mike Bordin)
Gets Me Through

Fame & Fortune

Ozzfest 2007
(Zakk Wylde, Blasko, Mike Bordin)
Not Going Away

Black Rain Photo Shoot

Las Vegas, NV 2007
(Zakk Wylde, Blasko, Mike Bordin, Adam Wakeman)
I Don't Wanna Stop

Scream Recording Session 2010

London, England 2010
(Gus G, Blasko, Tommy Clufetos, Adam Wakeman)
Let Me Hear You Scream

BONUS
Philadelphia, PA 1989
(Zakk Wylde, Geezer Butler, Randy Castillo)
Flying High Again

Tokyo, Japan 2001
(Zakk Wylde, Robert Trujillo, Mike Bordin)
Believer

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Chicago's Riot Fest and Carnival Announces

Single Day Tickets On Sale Now,

Daily Band Schedules

 

(Chicago, IL) -The much anticipated single day tickets to Chicago's Riot Fest and Carnival are now on sale, and organizers have released the daily band schedules. The Cure, The National, Jane's Addiction, Weezer, Flaming Lips, Slayer, Social Distortion, Descendents, Tegan and Sara, The Offspring, Wu-Tang Clan, Metric, Samhain and Cheap Trick (among a slew of other incredible bands) on 7 stages at Humboldt Park September 12-14.

 
Riot Fest celebrates its 10th anniversary this year with an expanded footprint in Humboldt Park and more bands than ever before. The Carnival will also be expanded and food options will range from funnel cakes to gourmet food trucks. The circus will be staged daily and there are more features to be announced soon. Green space, killer food and drink and a wonderfully diverse line-up combine for maximum fun! Watching bands from the top of the Ferris Wheel while looking out on the gorgeous Chicago skyline makes Riot Fest a truly unforgettable experience.

 
RIOT FEST CHICAGO DAILY SCHEDULES:

 
Friday:

Jane's Addiction, Rise Against, Slayer, The Offspring, P*ssy Riot (Nadya Tolokonnikova & Masha Alekhina), NOFX, Gogol Bordello, Of Mice & Men, Mastodon, The Murder City Devils, Failure, Circa Survive, Clutch, GWAR, Stiff Little Fingers, Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears, We Came as Romans, Senses Fail, All, Title Fight, Emarosa, Pity S*x, From Indian Lakes, The Hotelier, Radkey, Pianos Become The Teeth, Red City Radio, Baby Baby, Wounds, Plague Vendor, Somos, Ughh, My Parents Are Here

 
Saturday:

The National, The Flaming Lips, Wu-Tang Clan, Samhain, Descendents, Metric, Taking Back Sunday, Die Antwoord, City and Colour, Paul Weller, The Used, The Afghan Whigs, C*ck Sparrer, Dashboard Confessional, Saosin w/ Anthony Green, Say Anything, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Tokyo Police Club, The Dandy Warhols, The Get Up Kids, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, Streetlight Manifesto, Buzzc*cks, Face To Face, Marky Ramone w/ Guests, Wavves, The Orwells, RX Bandits, Samiam, 7 Seconds, Anti-Flag, Frnkiero And The Cellabration, Citizen, The World Is A Beautiful Place..., Lemuria, The Pizza Underground, Nostalghia, Skaters, The Unlikely Candidates, Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas, The Bots, Broncho, The American Scene, Restorations, The Picturebooks, Rose's Pawn Shop, The Crombies, Ex Friends

 
Sunday:

The Cure, Weezer, Social Distortion, Primus, Tegan and Sara, Cheap Trick, Patti Smith, Bring Me The Horizon, Dropkick Murphys, Naked Raygun, Superchunk, Billy Bragg, The Hold Steady, Blue Meanies, Lucero, New Found Glory, Mudhoney, Hot Snakes, Thurston Moore, Motion City Soundtrack, Andrew W.K., Bouncing Souls, Kurt Vile & The Violators, Mineral, La Dispute, Only Crime, The Menzingers, The Front Bottoms, Silverstein, The Whigs, In The Valley Below, Modern Baseball, I Am the Avalanche, Laura Stevenson, Cerebral Ballzy, PUP, Dads, Show You Suck, Lucki Eck$, My Gold Mask, Tiny Moving Parts, Team Spirit, Survay Says!, Chumped, Archie Powell & The Exports, Ur Lineup Sux, Bro

 
On top of the flagship festival in Chicago, Riot Fest will also take over Toronto (September 6-7), and Denver (September 19-21). Tickets for all 3 fests are on sale now at www.ticketfly.com and lineups can be viewed at www.riotfest.org. As previously promised, more news and announcements are coming soon, so stay tuned!

 
Toronto's Riot Fest & Expo(9/6-9/7) at Downsview Park

Chicago's Riot Fest & Carnival(9/12-9/14) in Humboldt Park

Denver's Riot Fest & Sideshow(9/19-9/21) at Sports Authority Field at Mile High

 
TORONTO:

City and Colour * Metric * The National * Billy Talent * Rise Against * The Flaming Lips * Social Distortion * Death Cab for Cutie * Death from Above 1979 * Brand New * Paul Weller * AWOLNATION * Stars * The Head and the Heart * Dropkick Murphys * Die Antwoord * Tokyo Police Club * The New Pornographers * Taking Back Sunday * Bring Me the Horizon * The Afghan Whigs * Alkaline Trio * Glassjaw * Bob Mould * Thurston Moore * Buzzc*cks * Clutch * New Found Glory * Circa Survive * Manchester Orchestra * Lucero *  Title Fight * Bad Suns * Citizen * Lemuria * Mounties * PUP * Nostalghia * Radkey * Rubblebucket * Pentimento * Broncho * The Hotelier * Laura Stevenson * The Beaches * Somos * Restorations * Say Yes * Seaway * Wounds  * Little Big League

 
DENVER:

The Cure * The National * Rise Against * Weezer * Social Distortion * The Flaming Lips * Primus * Slayer * Sublime with Rome * Wu-Tang Clan * TV on the Radio * Descendents * A Day To Remember  * NOFX * Die Antwoord * Dropkick Murphys * Bring Me the Horizon * Gogol Bordello * Violent Femmes * City and Colour * The Used * Taking Back Sunday * Manchester Orchestra * New Found Glory * Lucero * Failure * Hot Snakes * Me First and the Gimme Gimmes * Clutch * Bouncing Souls * Face to Face * Glassjaw * Buzzc*cks * Dum Dum Girls * Bob Mould * Stiff Little Fingers * All * La Dispute * Mineral * We Came As Romans * The Expendables * 3OH!3 * The Menzingers * Big Freedia * The Orwells * Passafire * Larry and his Flask * Nostalgia * Skaters * In the Valley Below * Dads * Pianos Become the Teeth * I Am The Avalanche * Radkey * Cerebral Ballzy * Red City Radio * Wounds * The Unlikely Candidates * Sole and DJ Pain 1 * The Bots * Tiny Moving Parts * Plague Vendor * My Body Sings Electric

 
Toronto: http://www.ticketfly.com/search/?q=riot+fest+toronto

Denver: http://www.ticketfly.com/search/?q=riot+fest+denver

Chicago: http://www.ticketfly.com/search/?q=riot+fest+humboldt+park

 

New Documentary "PLASTIC GALAXY: The Story of Star Wars Toys" - OUT NOW on DVD

 
Check Out the 13-minute Film Teaser Here: www.PlasticGalaxyMovie.com


Screening Soon at Intervention Con (Washington, DC) and Days of the Dead Convention (Los Angeles, CA)


PLASTIC GALAXY: The Story of Star Wars Toys. It begins a long time ago...


 
When Star Wars landed in the theaters, it introduced audiences to a galaxy filled with heroes and villains, robots and space ships, and a dizzying variety of alien life. But when the lights came up, they all disappeared... Unless you had all the toys. In which case, the adventure never had to end. Like no toys before them, Star Wars toys were a phenomenon that swept the nation, permanently transforming both the toy and movie industries, and ultimately creating a hobby that, 30 years later, still holds sway over its fans.

 
Plastic Galaxy is a documentary that explores the groundbreaking and breathtaking world of Star Wars toys. Through interviews with former Kenner employees, experts and authors like Steve Sansweet and Gus Lopez, and of course collectors, it looks at the toys' history, their influence, and the fond and fervent feelings they elicit today.

 
With help from a successful Kickstarter campaign, Plastic Galaxy was released earlier this year on DVD, and is available on Amazon (link above) and select brick and mortar stores. Check out a 13-minute film teaser here: www.PlasticGalaxyMovie.com. You can also watch a "Know Your Toy Lightsaber" video here: https://vimeo.com/47776783

 
The region-free DVD includes the 70-minute feature, as well as more than 40 minutes of extras:

Tiny Toys, Giant Disaster: The Star Wars Micro Line

Know Your Toy Lightsaber!

The Art and Science of Kenner Prototypes

Steve Sansweet: The Secret Origin of a Record-Setting Collector


UPCOMING APPEARANCES

AUGUST 22-24: Intervention (www.interventioncon.com). Washington, D.C.

w/ David Pescovitz (Boing Boing) & Onezumi Hartstein (Onezumiverse) + others. Screening Plastic Galaxy + Q&A

 
SEPTEMBER 26-28: Days of the Dead Convention (http://www.daysofthedead.net/los_angeles/). Los Angeles, CA.

w/ Clive Barker (Hellraiser), Corey Feldman (Goonies, Lost Boys), Tara Reid (American Pie, Sharknado), Joe Turkel (Blade Runner, The Shining), Cast Reunion for John Carpenter's The Thing, + others. Screening Plastic Galaxy + Q&A @ 3:00PM

 
Plastic Galaxy was produced and directed (and shot and edited!) by Brian Stillman, who, along with co-producer Karl Tate, spent more than three years working on the film. Plastic Galaxy in presented in association with X-Ray Films & Futurious Industries, with consulting producers John Alvarez & Mike Ritter. Karl Tate also served as production designer on the film, and animation was handled by Stephen Baker. The original music in the film is credited to Chris Ianuzzi.

 
Visit the film's web page at www.PlasticGalaxyMovie.com, or find PLASTIC GALAXY: The Story of Star Wars Toys on Facebook at www.facebook.com/plasticgalaxy.

 

COMBICHRIST
ANNOUNCES SECOND U.S. TOUR
Blood on the Dance Floor, Davey Suicide, Darksiderz to Support
WE LOVE TOUR



Gearing up for another round of body-pummeling beats and relentless aggression, COMBICHRIST have announced a second leg to their WE LOVE TOUR in support of their latest album WE LOVE YOU (Metropolis Records). Kicking off October 2nd October at Tampa, FL's Orpheum Theater and wrapping up right before Halloween in Covington, KY, Combichrist will be supported by the electropop duo Blood on the Dance Floor, gutter goth monsters Davey Suicide, and hardstyle EDM maven Darksiderz. Like the first US tour, COMBICHRIST will be again be hosting their Very Important Pizza Parties at each show for their fans who want the Combichrist VIP(P) experience.

Riding on a wave of critical and public acclaim, Combichrist's latest album WE LOVE YOU has been showered with praise including REVOLVER (" these Norwegians rage forth with snarking synths and squealing feedback We love you too, man. 4 stars"), to THE AQUARIAN ("We Love You does a wonderful job of letting the listener get out their aggressions and discontent... beautiful minor-key melodies, delivered with mesmerizing rhythms"), to SHAKEFIRE ("It's loud, it's rough, it's basically a punch in the gut from a heavyweight boxer that leaves you in a pumped up state ready for action and taking names. A+"). Their signature live adrenaline-drenched live shows have been equally praised, with RUE MORGUE essentially capturing the essence with their review of a recent Toronto show: "Could the title of Combichrist's new album We Love You actually be sincere? Because the smiles and affection for the crowd emanating from frontman Andy LaPlegua during the band's recent gig at Toronto's Opera House seemed to belie the aggro inherent in Combichrist's aggrotech oeuvre."

Founded in 2003 when frontman Andy LaPlegua departed futurepop outfit Icon of Coil, Combichrist combined hardcore with electronics into a single, mechanical music monster. Without the compromise of the band dynamic, LaPlegua, who does everything in the studio himself, was able to explore whatever musical avenue he desired. The Joy of Gunz, the first Combichrist album, and the four subsequent albums -Everybody Hates You (2005), What the F*** Is Wrong With You People? (2007),Today We Are All Demons (2009) and Making Monsters (2011), cemented Combichrist's iconic place in the dark electronica pantheon. The 2013 album No Redemption, a companion soundtrack to the CapCom videogame DMC Devil May Cry (not a full-on Combichrist release but an experimental musical excursion) brought Combichrist into a world more metal and intentionally harder and brutal than anything that had been previously released. Stretching their musical scope even wider, in late 2013 the band performed with a symphony orchestra in Leipzig as part of the Gothik Meets Klassik Festival. Paying homage to their history, they completed a series of "old school" shows to remind fans of their illustrious electronic roots.

Like all previous albums and tours, the fans can expect pure and unadulterated Combichrist. "One of my best friends said it the best, 'listening to this album sums up everything I know about you and music'," LaPlegua laughs, "only bigger, more bombastic and even louder!"

WE LOVE TOUR
COMBICHRIST
with Blood on the Dance Floor, Davey Suicide, Darksiderz
Oct. 2 Tampa, FL @ Orpheum Theater
Oct. 3 Raleigh, NC @ Southland Ballroom
Oct. 4 Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
Oct. 5 Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
Oct. 7 Amityville, NY @ Revolution Bar & Music Hall
Oct. 8 Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
Oct. 9 Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
Oct. 10 Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot
Oct. 11 St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room
Oct. 12 Tulsa, OK @ The Vaguard
Oct. 14 San Antonio, TX @ The White Rabbit
Oct. 16 Tempe, AZ @ Club Red
    Oct. 17 Pomona, CA @ The Glass House
Oct. 18 Salt Lake City, UT @ In the Venue
Oct. 19 Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theater
Oct. 21 Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
Oct. 23 Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note
Oct. 24 Louisville, KY @ The Vernon Club
Oct. 25 Toledo, OH @ Mainstreet
Oct. 26 Buffalo, NY @ The Waiting Room
Oct. 28 Knoxville, TN @ The Concourse
Oct. 29 Covington, KY @ The Madison Theater


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CHEETAH CHROME: AIN'T IT FUN
Live In New York For The Ramones 40th Anniversary At Bowery Electric


July 23, 2014 (Nashville, TN) -- Plowboy Records announces that Ain't It Fun will be the official name for Cheetah Chrome's column in New Noise Magazine. The first column ran with no title and is in the July issue (number 11) which is on stands now. The column is not unlike the posts fans who follow him closely on his Facebook feed, are accustomed to. The piece is a mix of political and social commentary with a personal perspective.

Cheetah Chrome will perform several live shows in New York City in September, including The Ramones 40th Anniversary gig. The San Francisco Bay Guardian recently praised Chrome, stating "after four decades in the music world, he continues to create his art with an uncompromising and independent attitude." Highwire Daze added "The name Cheetah Chrome should be familiar to all those who revere punk rock, those DIY kids that made a statement with their music and attitude." Stash Dauber reflects "In 2014, Cheetah Chrome's punk swagger comes tempered with a survivor's hard-won wisdom. Long may he run."

Cheetah Chrome New York City Performances (all dates may be subject to change):
Thursday, September 11th at Niagara in the East Village across from Tompkins Square
doors 8:00 pm // Cheetah Chrome solo acoustic set 10:00 pm // THREATS 11:00 pm
FREE show

Friday, September 12th at Bowery Electric in the East Village
doors 6:30 pm // Cheetah Chrome at 10:00 pm playing electric set with band featuring Enzo Penizotto (Blackhearts) on bass, Pete Marshall (Misfits, Iggy Pop) on guitar, Shannon Pollard on drums
tickets $12 advance or $15 day of show
also playing John Cooper Clarke, Miriam Lin (of A-Bones), Mad Juana (feat. Sami Yaffa of Hanoi Rocks)

Sunday, September 14th at Bowery Electric in the East Village
The Ramones 40th Anniversary featuring performance by Cheetah Chrome on electric guitar
tickets $20 to benefit cancer charity, Love Hope Strength, more details TBA

Cheetah Chrome is a founding member of Rocket From The Tombs, The Dead Boys and The Batusis (with Sylvain Sylvain of the New York Dolls). His latest release is titled, SOLO, and includes cuts from a 1996 recording session produced by Genya Ravan (with executive producer Hilly Kristal) and from a Nashville session in 2010 featuring Sylvain Sylvain (New York Dolls), Lez Warner (The Cult), and Sean Koos (Joan Jett and The Blackhearts). The EP came out the same day as the CBGB movie. He has lived in Nashville for the past fifteen years.

THE ALLIANCE OF SOUND TOUR
Unites SKINNY PUPPY, VNV NATION,
HAUJOBB and YOUTH CODE
For North American Tour


In an effort to unite instead of isolate, The Alliance of Sound plans on bringing the different flavors of electronic music together for an unforgettable tour. For perhaps the first time in the history of electronic music, two of the biggest and most disparate names in electronic-based music - SKINNY PUPPY and VNV NATION, are banding together for a 17-date tour of North America, with support from HAUJOBB and YOUTH CODE. Kicking off at the end of November at Toronto's Sound Academy, the tour will circle the continent, and wrap up at Pomona, CA's Fox Theater in December. Tickets will go on sale on Friday, July 25, 2014.

Vancouver's Skinny Puppy have been major voices in issues that plague society, from vivisection to pollution to drugs to even the advent of AIDS. When news of the U.S. government's usage of their music at Guantanamo Bay hit the news in the last year, media surrounding the band's political and cultural impact resurfaced in NPR, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair and hundreds of other outlets, reinforcing the band's place in musical history. Their most recent album, Weapon, stands as an abstract commentary on that which it is named; reflecting that everyday and seemingly safe, inert technologies are actually killing us, thus becoming weapons.

With their unique and formidable ability to combine very melodic, danceable electronics with haunting and powerful lyrics, Irish/English duo VNV Nation have built a massive fanbase, playing to hundreds of thousands of fans at both their own sold-out shows and major rock festivals worldwide. Their massive hits "Chrome", "Beloved" and "Illusion" are club staples that still pack dancefloors. Their latest two albums, Automatic and Transnational have thrust Ronan Harris and Mark Jackson to a wider audience seeking substance and meaning over mainstream superficiality and artifice with Top Ten albums for both in European charts .

More ambient and textural, Germany's Haujobb have explored the electronic musical spectrum from electro-industrial to IDM ("Intelligent Dance Music") to techno and created a soundscape all their own. Hailing from Los Angeles, hardcore-based Youth Code are a raw, punishing and hardcore-based electronic duo of Ryan William George and Sara Taylor who blends WaxTrax-styled chaos with catchy dance undertones.


THE ALLIANCE OF SOUND TOUR

Nov. 28 - The Sound Academy (Toronto, ON)
Nov 29 - Metropolis (Montreal, QC)
Nov. 30 - House of Blues (Boston, MA)
Dec. 2 - Best Buy Theater (NYC)
Dec. 3 - Trocadero Theatre (Philadelphia, PA)
Dec. 5 - Jannus Landing (Tampa, FL)
Dec. 6 - Buckhead Theatre (Atlanta, GA)
Dec. 8 - The Pageant (St. Louis, MO)
Dec. 9 - The Vic Theatre (Chicago, IL)
   

Dec. 10 - Mill City Nights (Minneapolis, MN)
Dec. 12 - Ogden Theatre (Denver, CO)
Dec. 13 - The Complex (SLC)
Dec. 15 - Showbox SODO (Seattle, WA)
Dec. 16 - Queen Elizabeth Theatre (Vancouver, BC)
Dec. 17 - Roseland Theater (Portland, OR)
Dec. 19 - Regency Ballroom (San Francisco, CA)
Dec. 20 - The Fox Theater (Pomona, CA)

DOYLE Announces Month-Long "Annihilate America Tour", Kicking Off on August 15, 2014!


Tickets Available Now via www.OfficialDoyle.com

 
DOYLE (Band) is:

DOYLE WOLFGANG VON FRANKENSTEIN: Guitar

ALEX WOLFMAN STORY: Vocals

DR.CHUD: Drums

LEFT HAND GRAHAM: Bass

 
Pledge Music Campaign for 2nd Tour Leg Coming Soon!



For the past few years, heavy music fans have been clamouring to witness Misfits guitarist DOYLE Wolfgang Von Frankenstein's full band DOYLE in live-action glory. Coming fresh off the heels of their new album Abominator and several exclusive appearances at awards shows, conventions and beyond, DOYLE is pleased to announce their upcoming full U.S. tour, dubbed the "Annihilate America Tour"! DOYLE is DOYLE Wolfgang Von Frankenstein on guitar, Alex Wolfman Story on vocals, Dr. Chud on drums, and Left Hand Graham on bass.

 
The "Annihilate America Tour" tour kicks off on August 15, 2014 in Rochester, NY and visits 32 cities before closing in Lakewood, OR on September 15th. Ashylus is set to support DOYLE throughout the entire run.

 
Tickets are available now via www.OfficialDoyle.com or www.bandsintown.com/DoyleOfficial. A Pledge Music campaign will begin in one week that will focus on a follow-up tour to bring DOYLE to more cities in the fall and early winter. Stay tuned for more details coming soon!

 
Also, stay tuned for brand new merchandise coming to www.OfficialDoyle.com in the coming weeks!

 
DOYLE - ANNIHILATE AMERICA TOUR DATES:

8/15 - Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall

8/16 - Stafford Springs, CT @ Stafford Palace Theatre

8/17 - Woodside, NY @ Blackthorn

8/18 - Long Branch, NJ @ The Brighton Bar

8/19 - Baltimore, MD @ The Metro Gallery

8/20 - Pittsburgh, PA @ The Altar Bar

8/21 - Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups

8/22 - Elizabethon, TN @ Bonnie Kate Theatre

8/23 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

8/24 - Jacksonville, FL @ Underbelly

8/25 - New Orleans, LA @ Siberia

8/26 - Ft. Worth, TX @ The Rail Club

8/27 - San Antonio, TX @ Fitzgerald's Bar

8/28 - Mcallen, TX @ Aces North

8/29 - Laredo, TX @ L.I.F.E Downs Pavilion

8/30 -El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls

8/31 - Tuscon, AZ @ The Fly Catcher

9/1 - Phoenix, AZ @ Joe's Grotto

9/2 - Fresno, CA @ Strummer's

9/3 - West Hollywood, CA @ Whiskey A Go Go

9/4 - San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge

9/5 - Salem, OR @ Duffy's Hanger

9/6 - Portland, OR @ Tonic Lounge

9/7 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven

9/8 - Spokane, WA @ The Hop

9/9 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Bar

9/10 - Denver, OR @ The Roxy

9/11 - Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room

9/12 - Crest Hill, IL @ Bada Brew

9/13 - Kokomo, IN @ Centerstage

9/14 - Newport, KY @ Thompson House

9/15 - Lakewood, OH @ The Foundry


DOYLE's new album Abominator was released in October 2013 by Monsterman Records (in partnership with Brain Muscle Media), via INgrooves, the leading global independent music distributor. The album features the single 'Valley of Shadows' - which has a lyric video counterpart available for viewing here: http://youtu.be/kFwYUL4d7lI. Abominator, which has been called by critics, "perhaps the best Misfits-related record in over a decade", features the same touring line-up and features stories of murder, disembowelment and necrophilia. DOYLE continues to take the horror metal genre to new levels with their combination of epic guitar playing and memorable melodies.

Hello -- Hurray! Alice Cooper Slides in to the White Castle Cravers Hall of Fame


Alice Cooper is inducted into the White Castle Cravers Hall of Fame at the home office in Columbus, Ohio.



COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- White Castle's Cravers Hall of Fame has a new inductee, the legendary "Architect of Shock Rock" - Alice Cooper. While visiting Columbus during his 2014 All Bad Things tour, Cooper stopped by the Columbus-based White Castle home office for a VIP tour, induction ceremony and an impromptu jam session.

"When we heard about Cooper's life-long love of our hot and tasty sandwiches, we knew he had to be a part of the Cravers Hall of Fame," said Jamie Richardson, White Castle vice president. "He is a legend in the rock 'n' roll world, and now he is a legend at White Castle."

Presented with a plaque and a live cover performance of a few of his most notable songs, Cooper was honored in true Craver fashion. However, he is no stranger to Hall of Fame inductions. In 2011, he and his band were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Cooper is the first Rock and Roll Hall of Famer to be inducted into the Cravers Hall of Fame.

"It's probably one of the most all-American things that there is, White Castles. So I feel like it's the one product that hasn't changed over all the years. Everything tastes differently now. But White Castle tastes exactly the same," said Cooper.

In 2002, White Castle began to induct public figures, celebrities and pop icons that had publicly shown their love of White Castle. Other celebrity Cravers who have been honored include current Speaker of the House John Boehner; Alex Weresow, a Los Angeles television producer; and the stars of "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle," John Cho and Kal Penn.

To enter the 14th Annual Cravers Hall of Fame Contest - Cravers can submit original stories about their relationship with White Castle, why it is meaningful to them and the efforts they have undertaken to satisfy their cravings for the one of a kind taste of White Castle.  Potential Hall of Famers can learn more by visiting: http://www.whitecastle.com/cravers/hall-of-fame/new. Stories are evaluated for originality, duration and extent of the "Crave." Cravers have until July 31 to submit their entries. If selected as honorees, winners are invited to Columbus, Ohio, to attend the Hall of Fame induction ceremony this October.

About White Castle

White Castle is a family-owned business based in Columbus, Ohio, that owns and operates more than 400 restaurants in 12 states. The company was founded in Wichita, Kansas, in 1921 and is America's first fast-food hamburger chain. All White Castle Sliders are made from 100 percent USDA inspected beef. White Castle's commitment to maintaining the highest quality products extends to the company owning and operating its own meat processing plants and bakeries. Craver Nation, White Castle's culture center for Cravers, connects like-minded Cravers from around the globe in a social media setting. For more information on White Castle and Craver Nation, visit WhiteCastle.com and CraverNation.WhiteCastle.com.

Slipknot's Legendary KNOTFEST Returns To The U.S. Friday, Oct. 24 Through Sunday, Oct. 26 - Three-Day Destination Festival Features the Biggest Bands in Heavy Music with Two Special Saturday and Sunday Late Night Closing Sets by Slipknot at San Manuel Amphitheater & Campgrounds in San Bernardino, Calif. -

- Festival Features More Than 60 Bands on Five Stages Including: Slipknot, Danzig, Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat, Anthrax, Killswitch Engage, Black Label Society, Testament, Tech N9ne, Of Mice & Men, In This Moment, Atreyu, Carcass and Many More -

- Early Bird Discounted Tickets (While Supplies Last) & Camping Packages On Sale Now at www.Knotfest.com -



LOS ANGELES, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Slipknot are set to return to the U.S. with their own KNOTFEST-fan extraordinary three -day metal and heavy music destination festival -to be held Oct. 24-26 at San Manuel Amphitheater & Campgrounds in San Bernardino, Calif. This marks the first time KNOTFEST will be held in the same location for multiple days.

KNOTFEST U.S. 2014-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 purchase VIP or Camping Packages. The weekend will feature performances from Slipknot, Danzig, Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat, Anthrax, Killswitch Engage, Tech N9ne, Of Mice & Men, Black Label Society, Testament, Hatebreed, Atreyu, In This Moment, Carcass and many more. A list of artists performing each day is available now at: www.knotfest.com.

Slipknot will close the Main Stage both Saturday and Sunday, with unique sets each night, featuring brand new music and an entirely new stage set and experience. In addition, all ticket purchasers will receive a digital copy of Slipknot's forthcoming album, to be delivered on release date.

"KNOTFEST is a chance for Slipknot to bring the sensory-overload of a wild European festival-and now we're coming for you, California," says Slipknot's M. Shawn Crahan (Clown). "Playing two different sets over two nights at one location is a new experience in the history of this band. This year's Knotfests in the U.S. and Japan are going to be on another level."

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, pillars of fire, freaks, fire-breathers, stilt-walkers and so much more.

Campers and VIP ticket holders receive a free Friday night KNOTFEST show with Suicide Silence, The Black Dahlia Murder, Butcher Babies and more, as well as an early preview of the festival area and Slipknot Museum showcasing the band's history. VIP ticket holders also can attend a Friday night special VIP Pre-Party Bash with music by Slipknot's DJ Sid.

KNOTFEST tickets are on sale now at www.knotfest.com. Limited quantities of Early Bird Discounted 2-day and 1-day festival tickets, as well as Camping Packages are available while supplies last at www.knotfest.com. VIP packages go on sale Wednesday, July 9 at 10:00 a.m. PT. A limited number of four different levels of VIP packages will be available with amenities including exclusive merchandise bundles, early entrance to a 21+ VIP Lounge, Pit Pass or the best Reserved Seats in the house, preferred parking and more. Hotel packages and travel packages will be available soon. To view all ticket options for KNOTFEST, visit: www.knotfest.com.

Doors open at 11:00 a.m. each day and the show runs until 12:30 a.m. on Saturday and 11:30 p.m. on Sunday. The KNOTFEST camping area will be located in a grassy county park adjacent to the venue's VIP area.

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

Visit www.knotfest.com, www.facebook.com/KNOTFEST and www.twitter.com/KNOTFEST for the most-up-to-date information.

SCION A/V PRESENTS:

Kirk Von Hammett's Fear FestEvil After Party

 
Marking Zetro's First U.S. Show with EXODUS!

 
METALLICA Guitar Player & Legendary Bay Area Thrashers EXODUS


to Perform Together in San Diego on July 25th


Scion Audio Visual celebrates San Diego's enormous comic & entertainment convention with iconic METALLICA guitar player Kirk Hammett and his namesake toy company Kirk Von Hammet Toys with an exclusive, RSVP-only celebration dubbed the "Fear FestEvil After Party" that will showcase a performance by legendary Bay Area thrashers EXODUS on July 25th at F6IX located at 526 F Street in San Diego, California. This show marks Zetro's first U.S. performance since his official return to EXODUS!

    
This special EXODUS performance will be highlighted by Hammett joining the band on-stage for a few songs.

    
"Through Scion A/V, we are always looking for creative ways to merge the worlds of music and art that strike a chord with our customers," explained Jeri Yoshizu, manager of sales promotions at Scion. "In addition to sponsoring several tours and dozens of special events each year, we also have the Scion A/V Installation where we support independent visual artists. Partnering with Kirk Hammett and his toy company helps bring distinctive music and art forms to an enthusiastic audience, which is what Scion A/V is all about."

    
The free event will open for RSVPs today via Scionav.com/Fearfestevil.

CANNIBAL CORPSE: American Death Metal Icons To Release A Skeletal Domain

New Song And Pre-order Packages Now Available + Band To Kick Off Summer Tour As Part Of The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival

American Death Metal Icons, CANNIBAL CORPSE, are pleased to announce the release of their thirteenth full-length, entitled, A Skeletal Domain.


Lucky number thirteen? Lucky or not, it's a quantity of releases (not even counting VHS/DVD releases and EPs) and a wealth of material beyond which most bands could even fathom. The CANNIBAL CORPSE collective - vocalist George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher, bassist Alex Webster, guitarists Pat O'Brien and Rob Barrett and drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz -- approaches each recording session with a honed and precise vision of a band in their third decade of existence. With this new entry to their extensive catalog, they've 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.

Preparation for A Skeletal Domain did not vary significantly from previous efforts. "At the end of the day, we're still making a death metal record, no matter where it's being recorded," relays bassist Alex Webster. Mark Lewis offered a slightly different, modern recording approach, but the band stressed that they could not be more pleased with their previous albums with Rutan, and the door is most definitely open to work with him again in the future. Changing producers is something the band has historically done after every few albums, if only to not get too comfortable. CANNIBAL CORPSE also tried to step outside of their comfort zone when it came to songwriting and their musical performances. "Consistency is often confused with repetition. We are established with what we do as a band, and we could relax and not push ourselves, but we try to push the envelope. That's what makes this exciting," adds Webster. "Anyone who really listens to this album with an open mind will hear that it's not same-old same-old." Mark Lewis would concur with Webster's analysis and even goes a step further by claiming that "there are moments on this record that have never happened in musical history." CANNIBAL CORPSE have proven time and again that they have more fuel in their tank, more riffs in their minds, and more ways to describe gore than any single group of human beings could ever have hoped. The thirteenth album will prove to be as important a landmark in their career as just about any other. CANNIBAL CORPSE are consistency defined.

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 sonic trauma that embodies second track, "Sadistic Embodiment" as well as a host of preorder bundles.

A Skeletal Domain Track Listing:
01. High Velocity Impact Spatter
02. Sadistic Embodiment
03. Kill or Become
04. A Skeletal Domain
05. Headlong into Carnage
06. The Murderer's Pact
07. Funeral Cremation
08. Icepick Lobotomy
09. Vector of Cruelty
10. Bloodstained Cement
11. Asphyxiate to Resuscitate
12. Hollowed Bodies

As a precursor to the official unveiling of A Skeletal Domain, CANNIBAL CORPSE will kick off the Summer as Coldcock Herbal Whiskey Stage headliners on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. Set to commence on July 5th in San Bernardino, California, the annual mega tour will stampede its way across the US throughout July and much of August, coming to a close on August 10th in Woodland, Texas. As an added bonus, CANNIBAL CORPSE will be doing daily signings at 3:00pm at their merch booth for the duration of the fest where Mayhem attendees can preorder "A Skeletal Domain." Fans can buy a limited edition laminate with a unique redemption code, redeemable online via metalblade.com and the record will ship to their door! Confirmed dates, including various one-off headlining shows, are listed below. Confirmed dates, including various one-off headlining shows, are listed below.

CANNIBAL CORPSE
07/01 San Antonio, TX Backstage Live
07/02 El Paso, TX Tricky Falls
Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival
w/ Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Asking Alexandria, Trivium, Cannibal Corpse, Suicide Silence, Body Count featuring Ice-T, Miss May I, Emmure, Mushroomhead, Texas Hippie Coalition, Veil of Maya, Upon A Burning Body, Darkest Hour, Ill Nino, Wretched, Islander, KING 810, and Erimha
07/05 San Bernardino, CA San Manuel Amphitheater
07/06 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
07/07 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre* w/Suicide Silence, Wretched
07/08 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheater
07/09 Boise, ID Idaho Center Amphitheatre
07/11 Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion
07/12 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheatre
07/13 Denver, CO The Fillmore Auditorium *Taste of Mayhem wo/Avenged, Korn
07/15 Lawrence, KS Granada Theater* w/Suicide Silence, Wrtched
07/16 Maryland Heights, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
07/17 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
07/18 Milwaukee, WI Eagles Ballroom *Taste of Mayhem wo/Avenged, Korn
07/19 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center
07/20 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheater
07/22 Mansfield, MA Xfinity Center
07/23 Saratoga, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
07/24 Thornville, OH Legend Valley Concert Venue * Gathering of Juggalos
07/25 Toronto, ON Molson Ampitheatre
07/26 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion
07/27 Hartford, CT Xfinity Theatre
07/28 South Burlington, VT Higher Ground* w/Suicide Silence, Wretched
07/29 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake
07/31 Sayerville, NJ Sarland Ballroom* w/Suicide Silence, Wretched
08/01 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
08/02 Scranton, PA The Pavilion At Montage Mountain
08/03 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
08/04 Winston-Salem, NC Ziggy's* w/Suicide Silence, Wretched
08/05 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheatre
08/06 Memphis, TN Memphis International Speedway
08/07 Oklahoma City, OK Downtown Air Park
08/08 Lubbock, TX Jake's Sports Cafe* w/Suicide Silence, Wretched
08/09 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
08/10 The Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
End Tour *=off day of Mayhem Festival

CANNIBAL CORPSE
Tour w/ Hour of Penance
09/07 Perth, AU Capitol
09/08 Fowlers, AU Adelaide
09/09 Melbourne, AU Billboard
09/10 Sydney, AU The Metro
09/11 Brisbane, AU HiFi
09/17 Tokyo, JP Liquid Room
09/18 Nagoya, JP ELL
09/19 Osaka, JP Club Quattro
09/20 Hiroshima, JP Club Quattro

CANNIBAL CORPSE
w/ Revocation, Aeon
10/14 Jyvaskyla, FI Lutakko
10/15 Helsinki, FI Nosturi
10/17 Stockholm, SE Debaser Strand
10/18 Oslo, NO Vulkan Arena
10/19 Gothenburg, SE Sticky Fingers
10/21 Zwolle, NL Hedon
10/22 Saarbrücken, DE Garage
10/23 Lyon, FR Ninksi Kao
10/24 Barcelona, ES Razzmatazz 2
10/25 Madrid, ES Arena
10/27 Toulouse, FR Le Bikini
10/28 Paris, FR Trabendo
10/29 Strasbourg, FR La Laiterie
10/30 Antwerp, BE Trix
10/31 London, GB Forum
11/01 Leeds, GB Damnation Festival *No Revocation, Aeon
11/02 Lille, FR Splendid
11/04 Frankfurt, DE Batschkapp
11/05 Ludwigsburg, DE Rockfabrik
11/06 Osnabrück, DE Rosenhof
11/07 Hamburg, DE Klubsen
11/08 Aalborg, DK Metal Festival
11/09 Copenhagen, DK Amager Bio
11/11 Berlin, DE C-Club
11/12 Prague, CZ Club Roxy
11/13 München, DE Backstage
11/14 Glauchau, DE AlteSpinnerei
11/15 Brno, CZ Fleda
11/16 Cracow, PL Fabryka
11/17 Warsaw, PL Progresja
11/19 Graz, AT Explosiv
11/20 Budapest, HU Club 202
11/21 Zilina, SK KlubSmer
11/22 Wien, AT Szene
11/23 Nova Gorica, SI Mostovna Club
11/25 Treviso, IT New Age
11/26 Milan, IT Alcatrazz
11/27 Lausanne, CH Les Docks
11/28 Pratteln, CH Z7
11/29 Bochum, DE Matrix
11/30 Uden, NL De Pul

In related CANNIBAL CORPSE happenings, this September, 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 this Fall!

"Cannibal Corpse are the biggest death metal band in the world" -- Metal Hammer UK

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

--THE ULTIMATE HALLOWEEN HORROR EVENT--

ADDS POWERMAN 5000 TO SEPTEMBER 19 CONCERT

WITH HEADLINER ROB ZOMBIE


ROB ZOMBIE MUSEUM TO DISPLAY HIS MOVIE AND MUSIC MEMORABILIA


EVENT WILL BE HELD AT WESTWORLD OF SCOTTSDALE IN ARIZONA

SELECT NIGHTS FROM SEPTEMBER 19-NOVEMBER 1



Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare has announced additional onsite experiences for the ultimate Halloween horror event, this year held at WestWorld Of Scottsdale in Scottsdale, Arizona for select nights from September 19-November 1, 2014.

 
As in 2013, Great American Nightmare will feature a Rob Zombie museum area displaying memorabilia from the groundbreaking musician and filmmaker's movie and music career.

 
In addition, galactic hard rockers Powerman 5000 have been added to the September 19 opening night concert--already featuring headliner Rob Zombie.


Powerman 5000's new electro-tinged album Builders of the Future (T-Boy Records/Ume) is available on iTunes, Amazon.com, and PledgeMusic.com and features the song "Invade Destroy Repeat," currently receiving airplay on KUPD-FM in Phoenix. 


Great American Nightmare is a fully immersive haunted house experience featuring three attractions based on Rob Zombie's own horror films: The Lords Of Salem In Total Black Out, Captain Spaulding's Clown School In 3D, and The Devil's Rejects.

 
The shocking--and sometimes disturbing--attractions will offer a three-dimensional experience with animatronics and effects, a maze that is the ultimate definition of claustrophobia and fear, sudden chills and startling thrills, and salacioushumor that will make patrons scream with fright and laughter.


The Great American Nightmare's Bloody Boulevard will feature freak shows, musical entertainment, roaming characters, themed food and beverages, games and vendors each night.


Tickets for Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare are on sale now at www.GreatAmericanNightmare.com, with prices starting at only $25 for September 20-November 1. Each ticket includes access to all haunted house attractions and the Bloody Boulevard activities. Tickets for opening night (September 19) include the Rob Zombie with Powerman 5000 concert and are available starting at only $45.

 
A limited number of VIP packages are also available for purchase at www.GreatAmericanNightmare.com. All VIP packages include a commemorative t-shirt and quicker access to the haunted attractions than general admission. Some packages also include a designated viewing area for the concert and a VIP-only bar.

 
Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare 2013 received widespread praise from the media, as noted below:

 
"Great American Nightmare may be the best example yet of the upsizing of haunted houses over the last decade"

--Steven Kurutz, The New York Times, October 24, 2013


"All of the demented, satanic, bloody - yet, at times, comical - things that have defined rocker-turned-horror-director Rob Zombie's film career are all coming to life in his Great American Nightmare fest"

                        --Kelli Skye Fadroski, Orange County Register, October 10, 2013


"for fans of bloodcurdling horror, it is like a dream come trueThe 3-D effects are stunninga truly intense and horrific experience that will most likely have an effect on you long after you leave the grounds...the sets are expertly crafted and the actors are top-notch. This is Hollywood horror at its finestTo Zombie's credit, he holds back nothing, delivering a truly frightening experience that is vivid and supremely unforgettable. It is provocative, graphic and quite daring. In a very real way, he has re-invented the haunted house."

                                                --Chris Epting, Loudwire.com, October 14, 2013

 
"far and away the most intensely disturbing haunted house we have ever experiencedThis is no schlock - the level of detail is truly jaw-droppingone hell of a good time."

                                                --Joe Daly, Metal Hammer, October 11, 2013

 

Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare is a creative collaboration between master of the macabre Rob Zombie and preeminent haunted house producer Steve Kopelman. The event is produced by Rob Zombie, Steve Kopelman and Andy Gould.


WestWorld Of Scottsdale is located at 16601 North Pima Road in Scottsdale, AZ, in the Phoenix metro region.

 
Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare is presented by 98 KUPD in Phoenix.


Website: www.GreatAmericanNightmare.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/RobZombiesGreatAmericanNightmare

Instagram: http://instagram.com/rzgreatamericannightmare

Twitter: https://twitter.com/RobZombiesGAN

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/RobZombiesGAN

CHEETAH CHROME DEBUTS AS COLUMNIST
IN NEW NOISE MAGAZINE JULY 2014 ISSUE
Political And Social Commentary And Music Industry Observations
Personal Anecdotes And Critiques


June 25, 2014 (Nashville, TN) -- Plowboy Records is proud to announce another first for Cheetah Chrome punk rock pioneer, author, producer, record executive, husband, father -- and now columnist. Chrome's very first column for any magazine ever will be premiered in the July issue of New Noise Magazine published out of Berkeley, CA. The publication is free and has national distribution, with special distribution deals and partners at punk, rock and metal events like Warped Tour, Punk Rock Bowling, Maryland Metal Fest, Coachella, Pitchfork Festival and on many other tours and at music festivals and events all over the U.S. The magazine also has an online component and strong social media presence.

Chrome's first column is not unlike the posts fans who follow him closely on his Facebook feed, are accustomed to. The piece is a mix of political and social commentary with a personal perspective. He describes how the world today is different from his own youth, and as he experiences it through the eyes of his son. When asked about popular comedians, Bill Maher and Jon Stewart, who also play the role of political commentators in today's America, Chrome laughs "I would vote for a ticket of Maher and Stewart over any with actual politicians in a heartbeat, and feel my country was in better hands."

Commenting on the sources he usually mines for his Facebook posts he explains "Well, being a hopeless bleeding heart liberal, I usually start off checking out the Huffington Post as, no matter what anyone says, that is your actual fair and balanced clearing house for news, from numerous sources. I see what interests me and then Google for other sources, usually other countries, as they have a much more intuitive take on what goes on here, seeing as how pretty much all of them are older societies that know we are still having growing pains. Then I usually check out Fox for a giggle, just to see how they are spinning it to be what their audience wants to hear."

On the possibility of having guest columnists he replies "Most likely I will, it seems a shame to waste the opportunity," and adds "I'd love to get my buddy Ross the Boss, from The Dictators and Manowar, to write one!" To the end of this year fans can look forward to columns slated for September, October and December issues.

Cheetah Chrome is a founding member of Rocket From The Tombs, The Dead Boys and The Batusis (with Sylvain Sylvain of the New York Dolls). His latest release is titled, SOLO, and includes cuts from a 1996 recording session produced by Genya Ravan (with executive producer Hilly Kristal) and from a Nashville session in 2010 featuring Sylvain Sylvain (New York Dolls), Lez Warner (The Cult), and Sean Koos (Joan Jett and The Blackhearts). The EP came out the same day as the CBGB movie. He has lived in Nashville for the past fifteen years.

SEPTICFLESH UNVEILS FINAL 'MAKING-OF' VIDEO FOR NEW ALBUM

'Titan' out now; Conquerors of the World tour officially underway



Just in time for today's release of their highly anticipated new album "Titan," the Greek symphonic death metal quartet SEPTICFLESH -- who kicked off their long-awaited North American tour with Fleshgod Apocalypse last night -- has unveiled the final video in their behind-the-scenes "making-of" series.
 

"Titan" - the band's Prosthetic debut - has been lauded as "the music of a Biblical apocalypse" (About.com/HeavyMetal) while scoring a near-perfect rating from Outburn, who praised its "grand symphonic orchestration and thunderous percussion." Mixed and mastered by acclaimed producer Logan Mader (Gojira, Fear Factory, Cavalera Conspiracy), "Titan" consists of 10 epic, resounding tracks the band self-describes as "the ultimate death metal soundtrack for your darkest dreams."


Pick up a copy of "Titan" on 2CD Digipak (featuring an extra disc of five orchestral bonus tracks) or Gatefold 2LP from the band at one of their upcoming co-headlining shows throughout North America with Fleshgod Apocalypse, or from the Prosthetic webstore HERE. Digital downloads are also available now via iTunes (Standard / Deluxe) and Amazon MP3 (Standard/Deluxe).


CONQUERORS OF THE WORLD TOUR DATES
6/24       New York, NY - Gramercy Theatre #
6/25       Cambridge, MA - Middle East #
6/26       Montreal, QC - Cafe Campus #
6/27       Toronto, ON - Opera House #
6/28       Lakewood, OH - The Foundry #
6/29       Chicago, IL - Reggie's #
6/30       Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock #
7/1         Winnipeg, MB - Park Theatre #
7/3         Edmonton, AB - Starlite Room #
7/4         Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theatre #
7/5         Seattle, WA - Studio Seven #
7/6         Portland, OR - Tonic Lounge #
7/7         Oakland, CA - Metro Opera House #
7/8         West Hollywood, CA -- House of Blues #
7/9         Las Vegas, NV - LVCS #
7/10       Phoenix, AZ - Joe's Grotto #
7/11       Albuquerque, NM - Blackwater Music #
7/12       Denver, CO - Summit Music Hall #
7/13       Guadalajara, MX - Calle 2
7/14       Mexico City, MX - El Plaza Condesa
# with Fleshgod Apocalypse, Black Crown Initiate, Necronomicon

King Diamond announces North American Tour 2014

Agoura Hills, CA - June 23, 2014 - King Diamond has confirmed what has been rumored for several weeks: the band will return to North America for a full tour this Fall! The tour will wrap up with the previously announced performance at Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, TX, and begins on October 11 in Atlanta, GA. A limited edition King Diamond jacket will be available through the SHOWstubs.com fan club presale, which begins tomorrow, June 24th. Tickets will be on sale online and at box offices nationwide on Friday, June 27th.

King Diamond will be joined on stage, of course, by long time band members Andy LaRocque, Mike Weed, Hal Pacino, and Matt Thompson. Additionally, North American fans will be bearing witness to the band's full European festival stage show. These will be the most ambitious and largest productions in North America in the band's entire history. A special guest supporting act for the tour will be announced at a later date.

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

KING DIAMOND
On tour in Europe this summer
25/07 Stockholm, SE Gröna Lund
28/07 Berlin, DE Huxleys Neue Welt
30/07 Tilburg, NL 013 Poppodium
01/08 Wacken, DE Wacken Open Air
08/08 Oulu, FI Jalometalli

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

SCION TO PRESENT SLAYER'S FALL 2014 U.S. TOUR
A Merciless, Head-banging Onslaught That Will Feature
Special Guests Suicidal Tendencies and Exodus


LOS ANGELES, CA - Monday, June 23, 2014 - When Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies and Exodus played a handful of dates together this past May, every date was sold out and fans experienced a night of some of the best metal on the planet.  With reviews like "the best show in years that I've been blessed to witness," "a metalhead's dream come true," and "...an onslaught of heart-pounding tunes during an evening full of awesome head banging action," how could this trinity of thrash legends not join up again for a full-on road trip?  So, with Scion proudly presenting, Slayer - Kerry King/guitars, Tom Araya/bass'vocals, drummer Paul Bostaph and guitarist Gary Holt - with special guests Suicidal Tendencies and Exodus, will hit the road this fall, kicking off November 12 in Oakland, CA, playing through to December. 5 in Detroit, MI.  The confirmed itinerary is below.

Slayer fan club members are invited to take advantage of a ticket pre-sale that will begin this Wednesday, June 25 at 10AM (local time) and ends on Thursday, June 26 at 5:00PM (local time).  Fan club members will receive an email with instructions for ticket purchasing.  Tickets go on sale to the public this Friday, June 27 at 10:00AM (local time) - log onto www.slayer.net for all ticket purchasing details. 

Said Slayer's Tom Araya, "We are way fucking excited about hitting the road again with Suicidal and Exodus.  Fucking intense.  See you in the fall."

Added Mike Muir, Suicidal Tendencies' vocalist, "Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies and Exodus, for only six shows?  They were a blast, but everyone knew that wouldn't be enough.  Now's your chance to see what everyone else was screaming about.  ST definitely can't wait 'til November to do it all again!"

"This monumental tour is a heavy metal collision of epic proportions," added Exodus vocalist Steve 'Zetro' Souza who has just rejoined the band.  "For my first tour back with Exodus, I'm beyond excited to be on the road with my brothers in true thrash metal! I'm also looking forward to meeting and hanging out with all of the fans on this heavy as hell tour."-

Confirmed dates are as follows:

NOVEMBER
12   Fox Theatre, Oakland, CA
14   The Forum, Los Angeles, CA
15   Comercia Theatre, Phoenix, AZ
17   Bricktown Events Center, Oklahoma City, OK
18   ACL Live, Austin, TX
19   Verizon Theatre, Dallas, TX
21   Hard Rock Live, Orlando, FL
22   The Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA
23   The Fillmore, Charlotte, NC
25   The Armory, Albany, NY
26   Sands Events Center, Bethlehem, PA
28   The Palladium, Worcester, MA
29   Wellmont Theatre, Montclair, NJ
30   Tower Theatre, Philadelphia, PA

DECEMBER
 2   Agora Theatre, Cleveland, OH
 4   Egyptian Room, Indianapolis, IN
 5   The Fillmore, Detroit, MI

Denver's Riot Fest & Sideshow By-Day Band Schedule Announced

Single Day Tickets On Sale Now!

September 19-21 at May Farms in Byers, CO


 
(Denver, CO) - Riot Fest makes the now-annual trek to the mountains of Colorado this September to stage the fest at May Farms in Byers, Colorado (just outside Denver). This year an additional day was added, as well as more camping and a slew of diverse bands. The band schedule by day and single-day tickets are now available. Riot Fest even offers a layaway plan for folks on a budget - no fan of great music should have to miss out!

 
Weezer, The Flaming Lips, Primus, Slayer and NOFX headline Friday's schedule; The Cure, Social Distortion, A Day to Remember and Descendents will close out Saturday; and The National, Rise Against, Sublime with Rome and Wu-Tang Clan will wrap up the festivities on Sunday. Full band lists for each day are below, and a 2nd wave of bands will be announced soon!

 
With help from promotional partners Soda Jerk Presents, Riot Fest & Sideshow will feature an expanded footprint with more carnival rides and attractions, diverse food options featuring regional offerings, and lots more camping! There will even be more bands, an additional stage, and free parking! All-in-all a more robust experience from last year's inaugural take on Denver's Riot Fest.

 
1-Day, 2-Day, and 3-Day passes for Denver's fest are now available at www.ticketfly.com and lineups can be viewed at www.riotfest.org. Additionally, multi- day passes for each of the 3 fests are on sale now. As previously promised, more news and announcements are coming soon, so stay tuned!

 
Toronto's Riot Fest & Expo (9/6-9/7) at Downsview Park
Chicago's Riot Fest & Carnival (9/12-9/14) in Humboldt Park
Denver's Riot Fest & Sideshow (9/19-9/21) at May Farms in Byers, CO

 
DENVER:

Friday, Sept. 19

Weezer * The Flaming Lips * Primus * Slayer * NOFX * Gogol Bordello * Die Antwoord * New Found Glory * Failure Buzzcocks * ALL * La Dispute * Mineral * Big Freedia * The Orwells Skaters * Nostalghia * My Body Sings Electric * Tiny Moving Parts

 
Saturday, Sept. 20

The Cure * Social Distortion * A Day to Remember * Descendents * Violent Femmes * Bring Me The Horizon * City and Colour * Lucero The Used * Taking Back Sunday * Clutch * Face to Face * Hot Snakes * Glassjaw * Dum Dum Girls * We Came as Romans * Larry and His Flask * I Am The Avalanche * The Bots * Plague Vendor * Pianos Become The Teeth * Red City Radio * Dads

 
Sunday, Sept. 21

The National * Rise Against * Sublime with Rome * Wu-Tang Clan * TV On The Radio * Dropkick Murphys * Me First and the Gimme Gimmes * Manchester Orchestra * Bouncing Souls * Bob Mould * The Expendables * 3OH!3 * Passafire * The Menzingers * The Unlikely Candidates * Radkey * Cerebral Ballzy * In the Valley Below * Wounds * Sole & DJ Pain 1

 
More to be announced soon!


TORONTO (Sept. 6-7):
City and Colour * Metric * The National * Billy Talent * Rise Against * The Flaming Lips * Social Distortion * Death Cab for Cutie * Death from Above 1979 * Brand New * Paul Weller * AWOLNATION * Stars * The Head and the Heart * Dropkick Murphys * Die Antwoord * Tokyo Police Club * The New Pornographers * Taking Back Sunday * Bring Me the Horizon * The Afghan Whigs * Alkaline Trio * Glassjaw * Bob Mould * Thurston Moore * Buzzcocks * Clutch * New Found Glory * Circa Survive * Manchester Orchestra * Lucero * Title Fight * Bad Suns * Citizen * Lemuria * Mounties * PUP * Nostalghia * Radkey * Rubblebucket * Pentimento * Broncho * The Hotelier * Laura Stevenson * The Beaches * Somos * Restorations * Say Yes * Seaway * Wounds * Little Big League

 
CHICAGO (Sept. 12-14):
The Cure * Jane's Addiction * The National * Rise Against * Weezer * The Flaming Lips * Social Distortion * Slayer * The Offspring * Primus * Wu-Tang Clan * Descendents * Tegan and Sara * Metric * Samhain * Cheap Trick * P*ssy Riot (Nadya Tolokonnikova & Masha Alekhina) * Patti Smith * Taking Back Sunday * Die Antwoord * City and Colour * Paul Weller * The Used * Bring Me The Horizon * NOFX * Dropkick Murphys * Gogol Bordello * Of Mice & Men * Mastodon * The Afghan Whigs * Naked Raygun * C*ck Sparrer * Dashboard Confessional * Superchunk * Billy Bragg * The Hold Steady * Blue Meanies * Lucero * New Found Glory * Saosin w/ Anthony Green * Say Anything * Mighty Mighty Bosstones * The Murder City Devils * Mudhoney * Failure * Tokyo Police Club * Hot Snakes * The Dandy Warhols * Thurston Moore * Circa Survive * The Get Up Kids * Motion City Soundtrack * Me First and the Gimme Gimmes * Streetlight Manifesto * Clutch * GWAR * Buzzcocks * Andrew W.K. * Bouncing Souls * Stiff Little Fingers * Face to Face * Kurt Vile & The Violators * Marky Ramone w/ the Bouncing Souls * Wavves * Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears * We Came As Romans * Senses Fail * The Orwells * ALL * Mineral * Title Fight * La Dispute * RX Bandits *Samiam * 7 Seconds *Anti-Flag * Only Crime * The Menzingers * The Front Bottoms * Silverstein * frnkiero and the cellabration * Emarosa * The Whigs * Citizen * The World is a Beautiful Place... * Bad Suns * Pity S*x * Lemuria * From Indian Lakes * The Pizza Underground * The Hotelier * Nostalghia * In The Valley Below * Radkey * Pianos Become The Teeth * Modern Baseball * I Am the Avalanche * Skaters * Laura Stevenson * Cerebral Ballzy * Red City Radio * PUP * Dads * Show You Suck * Lucki Eck$ * The Unlikely Candidates * Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas * My Gold Mask * The Bots * Tiny Moving Parts * Broncho * The American Scene * Baby Baby * Restorations * WOUNDS * Plague Vendor * Team Spirit * The Picturebooks * Somos * Survay Says! * Rose's Pawn Shop * Chumped *Archie Powell & The Exports * The Crombies * Ex Friends * UR Lineup Sux Bro * Ughhh, My Parents Are Here

 
Toronto - http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/571321
Chicago - http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/577021
Denver - http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/577753
Camping (Denver only) - http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/577787

Queen To Release Rare Recording Of Landmark Concert QUEEN: LIVE AT THE RAINBOW '74

Previously unreleased first live album surfaces after 40 year wait

Multi-Format Release available September 9, 2014



LOS ANGELES, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sunday March 31st 1974 is a landmark date in the history of rock music. It is now celebrated in the release of a rare recording made at legendary London venue The Rainbow, of a concert by the then up-and-coming band called Queen. Few who turned up for that iconic performance could have predicted they would go on to become arguably the world's best and most successful rock group, although many more may have suspected it after this stunning show.

Among the unique material contained in this release are over a dozen tracks never previously released on any official Queen live album. The release will come in CD, Vinyl and standard DVD or SD Blu-ray formats available as standard releases as well as special limited edition sets and digital.  Queen: Live at the Rainbow '74 will be released on September 9, 2014.

That concert, being heard live for the first time in the soon to be released Queen: Live at the Rainbow '74, marked the culmination of the band's countrywide tour, their first as headliners - hot on the heels of a tour supporting Mott the Hoople, late in 1973, on which they were widely regarded as having blown the hit band off the stage. Queen got rave reviews, almost unheard of for a support band, and it was obvious that in future they would be top of the bill.

Just before the March Rainbow gig, Queen performed their new single "Seven Seas of Rhye" on must-see UK TV music show Top of the Pops. The highly coveted slot was a lucky break - they filled in for David Bowie, who was unavailable - and the band made the most of it, delivering a thrilling performance that pushed the song into the Top 10.

Although the group now had a first hit single under its belt, and second album Queen II had just been released to critical acclaim, many felt that playing The Rainbow was overambitious. It was the premier London venue of the time, on a par with L.A.'s Palladium and New York's Fillmore East. But the band had paid its dues, slugging it out in clubs and college halls for four years, and never doubting their own potential. The band's confidence was vindicated when the venue quickly sold out the capacity of more than 3,000 seats.

Queen's performance was spectacular from the second that Freddie Mercury strutted onto the stage in his soon to become trademark white "eagle suit," specially made for him by top fashion designer Zandra Rhodes. He pranced and posed, capturing the audience in seconds with his extraordinary voice and stage presence, while Brian May provided the counterpoint with his remarkable ground-breaking guitar playing. The powerful "engine room" of drummer Roger Taylor and bass player John Deacon completed a sound unlike anything British audiences had previously heard.

That electrifying show was recorded by Roy Thomas Baker, co-producer of Queen's first four studio albums, and slated to be the band's third album (and debut live album) - a career defining release like James Brown's Live At The Apollo or The Who's Live At Leeds. Intended to be a recording that captured the magic of a live band firing on all cylinders, Queen: Live at the Rainbow '74 would undoubtedly have been a big success. But Queen's ferocious creative momentum produced a stack of new songs begging to be recorded and instead of releasing the live album the band went into the studio to record what was to become their breakthrough album, Sheer Heart Attack.  As a result the completed Rainbow live album was shelved and consigned to the archives.

Later in 1974 Queen had their first chart-topping single, "Killer Queen," which encapsulated their brand of driving rock and clever lyrics. It appeared on Sheer Heart Attack, which was released in the autumn, was a massive hit and remains to this day many fans' favorite Queen album. To celebrate this success and crown a remarkable year, Queen returned to The Rainbow in November 1974 for two sell-out gigs that were even more spectacular than the one in March.  These concerts included the typically flamboyant performance of "Now I'm Here" with which they had been wowing audiences on the tour. It featured Freddie apparently appearing in a spotlight on opposite sides of the stage almost simultaneously. The concerts received massive acclaim from fans and critics alike, and won over many who had until then doubted the band's potential.

Now, 40 years on, Queen: Live at the Rainbow '74 has finally been released, providing an invaluable record of emerging superstars demonstrating their talent.

Queen, Hollywood Records and Eagle Rock Entertainment are proud to announce that Queen: Live at the Rainbow '74 will be released on September 9th 2014 in a variety of formats all newly mixed and mastered to the highest contemporary standard. These include a standard two CD package, a gate-fold double vinyl (including an updated to current audio standards original live album), and a super deluxe collector's edition. This comprehensive and fascinating package includes two CDs, a DVD and Blu-ray, a 60 page hardback book containing many rare photographs, and various items of memorabilia such as reproductions of the tickets, show souvenir program and poster, as well as material from the band members' personal archives. (Full details of the various packages which will be released can be found at the end of this release).  Eagle Rock Entertainment will also be releasing DVD and SD Blu-ray editions in North America.

These recordings capture Queen at that time in all their glory: the dramatic stage presence, the highly original self-penned repertoire of songs, high-energy performances coupled with stunning melodic and harmonic content, and the uncompromising perfectionist approach to every aspect of their performance which is still maintained to this day.

To mark the 40th anniversary of these legendary shows, here, finally, is Queen: Live at the Rainbow '74 - lovingly restored, edited, mixed and digitally mastered.  It is a collection every Queen fan will want to possess.

Queen will be touring North America, Asia and Australia this summer with virtuoso vocalist Adam Lambert. The tour kicks off June 19th at Chicago's United Center. Tour dates and ticket information can be found at queenonline.com.

QUEEN: LIVE AT THE RAINBOW '74  - formats
(Hollywood Records)

    Two CD digi-pack, with one CD featuring the March show and the second CD featuring the November show
    Two disc vinyl, limited edition gate-fold double vinyl package, with one LP featuring an audio reproduction of the original March show live album and the other LP featuring highlights from the November show.
    Super Deluxe Box - limited edition Super Deluxe lidded box set package containing:

    Two CDs, one CD featuring the March show and the second CD featuring the November show
    A DVD and SD Blu-ray of the November show with four "bonus" tracks from March
    A 60 page hardback book containing lots of previously unseen photographs, and (among other items), reproductions of two reviews, one from The Times and one from Disc and Music Echo. A series of four articles from the latter publication is also included.
    Reproductions of two tickets from the March concert (those actually used by Brian's parents)
    A reproduction of the tour itinerary folder for the March concert from promoter Mel Bush, including a letter instructing the band not to trash the hotel room or there will be dire consequences!
    A reproduction of the 8 page show souvenir brochure
    Two button badges - reproductions of items available at the concert
    A reproduction of the purple and gold March concert poster
    A reproduction of a fashion shoot in The Telegraph Magazine, featuring the band with fashion models.
    A reproduction of the sticker stage pass from the March concert

(Eagle Rock Entertainment)

    DVD or SD Blu-ray of the November show with four "bonus" tracks from March
    SD Blu-ray & CD combo pack

Queen: Live at the Rainbow '74 will also be available as a two volume digital release.

Queen: Live at the Rainbow '74 - track listings:

Two CD digi-pack

CD 1

QUEEN II TOUR

Live at the Rainbow, March '74

    "Procession"
    "Father To Son"
    "Ogre Battle"
    "Son And Daughter"
    "Guitar Solo"
    "Son And Daughter (Reprise)"
    "White Queen (As It Began)"
    "Great King Rat"
    "The Fairy Feller's Master-Stroke"
    "Keep Yourself Alive"
    "Drum Solo"
    "Keep Yourself Alive (Reprise)"
    "Seven Seas Of Rhye"
    "Modern Times Rock 'n' Roll"
    "Jailhouse Rock (Medley)"
    "Stupid Cupid (Medley)"
    "Be Bop A Lula (Medley)"
    "Liar"
    "See What A Fool I've Been"

CD 2

SHEER HEART ATTACK TOUR

Live at the Rainbow, November '74

    "Procession"
    "Now I'm Here"
    "Ogre Battle"
    "Father To Son"
    "White Queen (As It Began)"
    "Flick Of The Wrist"
    "In The Lap Of The Gods"
    "Killer Queen"
    "The March Of The Black Queen"
    "Bring Back That Leroy Brown"
    "Son And Daughter"
    "Guitar Solo"
    "Son And Daughter (Reprise)"
    "Keep Yourself Alive"
    "Drum Solo"
    "Keep Yourself Alive (Reprise)"
    "Seven Seas Of Rhye"
    "Stone Cold Crazy"
    "Liar"
    "In The Lap Of The Gods Revisited"
    "Big Spender"
    "Modern Times Rock 'n' Roll"
    "Jailhouse Rock"
    "God Save The Queen"

Standard DVD and SD Blu-ray:

SHEER HEART ATTACK TOUR

Live at the Rainbow, November '74

    "Procession"
    "Now I'm Here"
    "Ogre Battle"
    "Father To Son"
    "White Queen (As It Began)"
    "Flick Of The Wrist"
    "In The Lap Of The Gods"
    "Killer Queen"
    "The March Of The Black Queen"
    "Bring Back That Leroy Brown"
    "Son And Daughter"
    "Guitar Solo"
    "Son And Daughter (Reprise)"
    "Keep Yourself Alive"
    "Drum Solo"
    "Keep Yourself Alive (Reprise)"
    "Seven Seas Of Rhye"
    "Stone Cold Crazy"
    "Liar"
    "In The Lap Of The Gods Revisited"
    "Big Spender"
    "Modern Times Rock 'n' Roll"
    "Jailhouse Rock"
    "God Save The Queen"

BONUS TRACKS

QUEEN II TOUR

Live at the Rainbow, March '74

    "Son And Daughter"
    "Guitar Solo"
    "Son And Daughter (Reprise)"
    "Modern Times Rock 'n' Roll"

Double Vinyl LP Package:

QUEEN II TOUR

Live at the Rainbow, March '74

    "Procession"
    "Father To Son"
    "Ogre Battle"
    "Son And Daughter"
    "Guitar Solo"
    "Son And Daughter (Reprise)"
    "Keep Yourself Alive"
    "Drum Solo"
    "Keep Yourself Alive (Reprise)"
    "Seven Seas Of Rhye"
    "Modern Times Rock 'n' Roll"
    "Liar"

SHEER HEART ATTACK TOUR

Live at the Rainbow, November '74

    "Procession"
    "Now I'm Here"
    "White Queen (As It Began)"
    "Flick Of The Wrist"
    "In The Lap Of The Gods"
    "Killer Queen"
    "The March Of The Black Queen"
    "Bring Back That Leroy Brown"
    "Stone Cold Crazy"
    "In The Lap Of The Gods Revisited"

Some fascinating (and noteworthy) facts about Queen: Live at the Rainbow '74:

"The Fairy Feller's Master-Stroke," (from Queen II) was inspired by a painting by Richard Dadd (1817-1886) which now hangs in the Tate Gallery, having been donated to the gallery by war poet Siegfried Sassoon. The song is by far the most significant rare track on the Rainbow project. The March 31st show was the last time Queen performed it in concert and this is the only known live recording of the song.

"Great King Rat" and "Modern Times Rock'n'Roll" (from the first album), "See What A Fool I've Been" (the non-album B-side of "Seven Seas of Rhye") and "Flick of the Wrist" (from Sheer Heart Attack), are also included on an official Queen live release for the first time.  

The following 15 songs from March and November Rainbow 1974 concerts have never appeared on any official Queen live album before (this excludes video): "Procession," "Father to Son," "Ogre Battle," "Son and Daughter," "White Queen," "Great King Rat," "The Fairy Feller's Master-Stroke," "Modern Times Rock'n'Roll," "Liar," "See What A Fool I've Been," "Flick of the Wrist," "In the Lap of the Gods" (not to be confused with "In The Lap Of The Gods... Revisited"), "The March of the Black Queen," "Bring Back that Leroy Brown" and "Stone Cold Crazy."

MINISTRY TO RELEASE LIVE DOUBLE CD/DVD,

"LAST TANGLE IN PARIS"

2012 "DeFiBriLaTour" To Be Final Live Ministry Release



LOS ANGELES, CA - (Monday, June 16, 2014) - Ministry, the legendary, six-time Grammy-nominated, explosive and highly unpredictable band that brought industrial dance-metal music to the mainstream, will release "Last Tangle in Paris," a CD/DVD package that documents the band's 2012 "DeFiBriLaTour," featuring live performances, in-studio, rehearsal and backstage footage, and one-on-one interviews. 

"Last Tangle in Paris," an artistic collaboration between UDR Music and 13th Planet Records, Inc., is set for a July 8 North American release and will be available in 2-CD and DVD digipak, BluRay and 2-CD Amaray, 2 X vinyl Gatefold 160 gram configurations, digital audio and video, and as a simple CD package.  Check out the project's video trailer here and the EPK here.  Pre-orders can be placed at Amazon.

"Last Tangle In Paris" was filmed on July 28, 2012 at Paris' La Cigale, and features Jourgensen (lead vocal, guitar), Michael Scaccia and Sin Qurin (guitars), John Bechdel (keyboards and samplers), Aaron Rossi (drums), and Casey Orr (bass).  Content includes Ministry classics such as "Psalm 69," "N.W.O.," and "Just One Fix" (full track listing is below).  As a special bonus, the digipak version comprises a Ministry tour retrospective double audio album with live performances dating back to 2006.  The package was executive produced by Angelina Lukacin Jourgensen and directed by Zach Passero; all artwork was created by Sam "Mister-Sam" Shearon.

The full track listing for "Last Tangle In Paris" is as follows:

DVD/BluRay and Audio CD Track Listing:
Ghouldiggers
No "W"
Senor Peligro
LiesLiesLies
99%ers
Life Is Good
Relapse
The Last Sucker
Psalm 69
New World Order
Just One Fix
Thieves

CD1/Retrospective Track Listing:
Ghouldiggers
No "W"
Senor Peligro
Rio Grande Blood
99%ers
Life Is Good
Relapse
The Last Sucker

CD/Retrospective Track Listing:
Psalm 69
New World Order
Just One Fix
Thieves
Khyber Pass
Fear is Big Business
Let's Go
Watch Yourself
So What




ROB ZOMBIE TEAMS WITH ZUUS MEDIA AND CRAVEONLINE FOR 'THE ZOMBIE HORROR PICTURE SHOW CHALLENGE'

 
Fans Invited to Create Horror Shorts for Online Filmmaking Contest

 
Rob Zombie's 'Zombie Horror Picture Show' Concert Film Remains Number One on Billboard Music DVD Chart for Second Week



Los Angeles - June 10, 2014 - Rob Zombie's first concert film, The Zombie Horror Picture Show, released May 19 by Zodiac Swan/T-Boy/UMe, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Music DVD chart and has retained the chart's top spot for its second week of release.  Zombie also recently teased out his next feature film project called '31.' To celebrate, Zombie has teamed with ZUUS Media ("ZUUS") and CraveOnline for a horror filmmaking contest.  Fans of Rob Zombie's music and films are invited to create three-minute short horror films for the chance to have their entry selected to premiere across ZUUS, CraveOnline and RobZombie.com. For more information about the contest, visit http://zombiehorrorpictureshow.com/.

 
Available on Blu-ray, DVD and longform digital video, The Zombie Horror Picture Show puts the viewer at the center of the hot and nasty action for a blistering set of 16 Rob Zombie classics, including "Dragula," "Dead City Radio and the New Gods of Super Town," "Living Dead Girl," "More Human Than Human," and the crushing cover of Grand Funk Railroad's "We're An American Band" from the seven-time Grammy® nominee's Top 10 2013 album, Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor. Recorded live over two sizzling nights in Texas, the film captures Zombie's elaborate, multi-media production of mind-blowing SFX, animatronic robots, pyrotechnics, oversized LED screens and state-of-the-art light show combined with his powerhouse band featuring John 5, Piggy D and Ginger Fish.

 
Since 1997, Rob Zombie has achieved great solo artist success with several multi-platinum and gold albums including Hellbilly Deluxe, The Sinister Urge and Educated Horses. As a rock icon and filmmaker with a unique vision, Zombie has continuously challenged audiences as he stretches the boundaries of his music and films.  Zombie has sold more than fifteen million albums worldwide, and is the only artist to experience unprecedented success in both music and film as the writer/director of six feature films with a worldwide gross totaling more than $150 million. Zombie's Halloween, released in 2007, earned the No. 1 spot at the box office in its opening weekend.


For all of Rob Zombie's latest news, including confirmed tour dates, visit his online haunts:

www.robzombie.com

www.facebook.com/robzombie

www.twitter.com/robzombie

EXPLOSIVE HARD ROCKERS KOBRA AND THE LOTUS' NEW

LYRIC VIDEO"I AM, I AM" HAS EXCLUSIVE WORLDWIDE

PREMIERE ON DECIBEL MAGAZINE.COM TODAY

"HIGH PRIESTESS" DUE OUT JUNE 24TH IN NORTH AMERICA

VIA TITAN MUSIC; KISS/DEF LEPPARD SUPPORT SLOT FOR

SUMMER TOUR BEGINS JUNE 23RD



(New York, NY) - Hard rock and metal fans across the globe can click here to check out the exclusive worldwide premiere of Kobra And The Lotus' new lyric video for "I Am, I Am" on DecibelMagazine.com.  The track is taken from the explosive hard rockers' forthcoming studio album, HIGH PRIESTESS, due out in North America on June 24th via Titan Music.  Kobra And The Lotus will soon take to the road as support for legendary bands KISS and Def Leppard right around the release of the album.  To access the album cover for HIGH PRIESTESS please click here and see below for tour dates.  To preorder HIGH PRIESTESS via iTunes, please click here; to preorder via Amazon, please click here.

 
Produced by the Grammy-nominated Johnny K (Megadeth, Disturbed, Three Doors Down), HIGH PRIESTESS delivers a blend of fiery vocals (courtesy of lead singer Kobra Paige), heavy riff-laden melodies and ferocious musicianship.  The album is already receiving early praise from the media with Metal Exiles declaring, "Metal fiends, you are about to have your heads ripped off in a major way.  This summer sees the release of Kobra And The Lotus' HIGH PRIESTESS and it scorches."

 
Led by frontwoman, the classically-trained vocal powerhouse, Kobra Paige, Kobra And The Lotus have been making a name for themselves worldwide with extensive touring and a well-received debut album (KOBRA AND THE LOTUS) in Europe.  Kobra And The Lotus have already played the main stage at such massive European festivals as the UK's Download, Sonisphere (Spain), Hellfest (France), Gods Of Metal (Italy), Bloodstock (UK) and more.  The band has also supported the likes of Judas Priest on tour.  Of Kobra And The Lotus, Classic Rock Magazine avowed, "Kobra And The Lotus are a fire-breathing, female-fronted heavy metal bombshell..."  Kobra And The Lotus is: Kobra Paige (vocals), Jasio Kulakowski (guitars), Jurekk James (guitars), Brad Kennedy (bass) and Bones Elias (guest drummer).

 

Kobra And The Lotus on tour supporting KISS and Def Leppard:

 

JUNE

23        West Valley City, UT  USANA Amphitheater

25        Denver, CO                Pepsi Center

27        Ridgefield, WA            Sleep Country Amphitheater

29        Auburn, WA                White River Amphitheatre

JULY

 2         Concord, CA               Sleep Train Pavilion

 3         Wheatland, CA            Sleep Train Amphitheater

 5         Irvine, CA                    Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

 6         Chula Vista, CA          Sleep Train Amphitheatre

 8         Los Angeles, CA         The Forum

 9         Phoenix, AZ                Ak-Chin Pavilion

12        Austin, TX                   Austin360 Amphitheatre

13        Dallas, TX                   Gexa Energy Pavilion

15        Cincinnati, OH            Riverbend Music Center

16        Nashville, TN              Bridgestone Arena

18        Atlanta, GA                 Aaron's Amphitheater At Lakewood

19        Charlotte, NC              PNC Music Pavilion

20        Raleigh, NC                Walnut Creek Amphitheater

22        West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre

23        Tampa, FL                  MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheater

25        Bristow, VA                 Jiffy Lube Live

26        Holmdel, NJ                PNC Bank Arts Center

AUGUST

 1         Mansfield, MA             Xfinity Center

12        Toronto, ON                Molson Canadian Amphitheatre


To experience Kobra And The Lotus, please visit:

www.kobraandthelotus.com

Original Thrash Metal Architects EXODUS Get Back to Their Roots - Steve "Zetro" Souza is Back!


New Album Coming Late 2014 via Nuclear Blast


EXODUS - the originators of the thrash metal genre - return to their roots. As announced yesterday via Loudwire, EXODUS proudly welcomes the return of frontman Steve "Zetro" Souza in the wake of former vocalist Rob Dukes' amicable departure. Souza originally fronted EXODUS from 1986-1993, and again from 2002-2004, donning the mic on classic records like Pleasures of the Flesh, Fabulous Disaster, Impact is Imminent, Good Friendly Violent Fun, and Force of Habit. Souza also appeared on 2004's Tempo of the Damned.


In a statement, guitarist Gary Holt says, "As a band, we all had to make a very difficult choice to part ways with Rob Dukes. We have nothing but love and admiration for him and the deepest gratitude for the hard work he has put in and the great work on some killer records. But at this time, Tom, Lee, Jack and myself thought a change was necessary and the unanimous choice going forward was to welcome back Steve Souza to the fold!"


Returning vocalist Steve "Zetro" Souza adds, "I spent a great part of my life with EXODUS, that blood flows through me, even not being in the band for the past 10 years, you can't erase that chemistry. I'm very excited!"


EXODUS are currently working on their eleventh studio album in Northern California with producer Andy Sneap, set to release later this year with Nuclear Blast. Things are moving along smoothly stay tuned for more details coming soon.


On August 10th, EXODUS will perform at Heavy Montreal at Parc Jean-Deapeau in Montreal, QC with Slayer, Lamb of God, Hatebreed and more. The band will also appear on select international dates in Germany, Belgium and Columbia this summer, and will pick back up in South America in October. See below for a full listing of current dates.


EXODUS INTERNATIONAL DATES:

7/11 - Balingen, Germany @ Bang Your Head Festival

7/12 - Antwerp, Belgium @ Antwerp Metal Festival

8/10 - Montreal, QC @ Parc Jean-Drapeau - Heavy Montreal

8/16 - Bogota, Columbia @ Rock al Parque

10/1 - Belem, Brazil @ Botequim

10/3 - Manaus, Brazil @ Arena Aparecida

10/4 - Sao Paulo, Brazil @ Carioca Club

10/5 - Porto Alegre @ Opiniao

10/7 - Asuncion, Paraguay @ Kop Town

10/9 - Buenos Aires, Argentina @ Groove

10/11 - Santiago, Chile @ Club Kmasu Premier

10/12 - Antofagasta, Chile @ TBC

10/14 - Lima, Peru @ Centrica

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

10/18 - Mexico City, Mexico @ Circo Volador

 
Visit EXODUS online at www.EXODUSATTACK.com.

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Watch: www.YouTube.com/EXODUS


Captain Sensible of The Damned - Limited Edition Throbblehead 
1000 Hand-Numbered Units

Pre-order Now HERE 
Shipping Late August

Captain Sensible, founding father of The Damned and punk rock hero for nearly 40 years, has been immortalized via Throbblehead. This figure capturing Cap's signature look is limited to 1000 numbered units, stands at 7 inches tall, and is made of space-age polyresin.    Let the good captain tell you to "sod off" on a daily basis as he gives you the ole two finger salute. He's accurately sculpted right down to the beret, seething sneer, and leopard-print pants.   This video captures the Captain meeting his Throbblehead for the first time. It was taken when The Damned played a one-off London date at The Forum on April 24th to celebrate his 60th birthday. Tickets sold for the 1977 price of £1.70 each.    Coming later this year is the first ever documentary on The Damned, the long-ignored pioneers of punk and the first of the UK punk bands to release a single and an album and the first to tour America. Directed and produced by Wes Orshoski ("Lemmy"), this authorized film includes appearances from Chrissie Hynde, Mick Jones, Lemmy and members of Pink Floyd, Black Flag, Guns N Roses, the Sex Pistols, Blondie, the Buzzcocks, and more. Shot around the world over the past three years, it tells the story of the band's complex history, as it celebrated its 35th anniversary and found its estranged former members striking out on their own anniversary tour, while still others battle cancer. The film gets up close and personal with Damned founders Rat Scabies, Dave Vanian, Captain Sensible, and Brian James as it tells the story of one of the most criminally ignored acts in music history. 

All Aggronautix figures are now available for purchase on www.aggronautix.com and will also be available at many independent retailers, comic shops, tattoo parlors, etc via distribution by MVD Entertainment Group - a company specializing in music-related distribution since 1986.

Pre-order yours at http://aggronautix.com/
Follow Aggronautix on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Aggronautix
***For orders outside of the United States, please note that items will take longer to arrive (average of 3 weeks)***

Box Art by Marco Palumbo of No Front Teeth Records UK
Illustration by Craig Holloway:


ROB ZOMBIE'S GREAT AMERICAN NIGHTMARE

--THE ULTIMATE HALLOWEEN HORROR EVENT--

RETURNS FOR ITS SECOND YEAR

AND MAKES ITS DEBUT AT WESTWORLD OF SCOTTSDALE IN ARIZONA

SELECT NIGHTS FROM SEPTEMBER 19-NOVEMBER 1

ROB ZOMBIE TO PERFORM OPENING NIGHT



"Great American Nightmare may be the best example yet of the upsizing of haunted houses over the last decade"

--Steven Kurutz, The New York Times, October 24, 2013


After closing out its 2013 run in Southern California with a record-breaking night for a stand-alone haunted house event in the United States, Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare--the ultimate Halloween horror event--returns for its second year and will make its debut at WestWorld Of Scottsdale in the Phoenix, Arizona metro region for select nights from September 19-November 1.

 
The September 19 opening night will feature a special one-night-only concert with groundbreaking musician and filmmaker Rob Zombie himself.

 
"The first year was such a blast. I am thrilled to be able to take the Great American Nightmare to a new city this year," said Zombie. "My only goal is to make it even sicker than last year."


Great American Nightmare is a fully immersive haunted house experience featuring three attractions based on Rob Zombie's own horror films: The Lords Of Salem In Total Black Out, Captain Spaulding's Clown School In 3D, and The Devil's Rejects.

 
The shocking--and sometimes disturbing--attractions will offer a three-dimensional experience with animatronics and effects, a maze that is the ultimate definition of claustrophobia and fear, sudden chills and startling thrills, and salacious humor that will make patrons scream with fright and laughter.

 
At Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare, patrons will sequentially enter three different attractions:


The Lords Of Salem In Total Black Out: This harrowing attraction--based on Zombie's 2012 The Lords Of Salem independent horror film--is designed to twist the mind. It will accentuate some senses while limiting others. Fear of the darkness, claustrophobia, and fear of the unknown will be preyed on as visitors attempt to traverse this sixty-degree maze.

 
Captain Spaulding's Clown School In 3D: This irreverent school of pure terror is a hallucinogenic trip through the mind of Captain Spaulding (House Of 1000 Corpses, The Devil's Rejects). Startle after startle will thoroughly frighten the bravest patrons, who won't know if they should be laughing, screaming or crying.

 
The Devil's Rejects: The murderous, backwoods Firefly family takes to the road to escape a vengeful police force that isn't afraid of being as ruthless as its target. Guests will become part of the state troopers' search and destroy mission against the Firefly family, who are wanted for over 75 homicides and disappearances.


In addition, the Great American Nightmare's Bloody Boulevard will feature freak shows, musical entertainment, roaming characters, themed food and beverages, games and vendors each night.


Tickets for Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare go on sale Friday The 13th of June at 10:00 AM PT at www.GreatAmericanNightmare.com, with prices starting at only $25 for September 20-November 1. Each ticket includes access to all haunted house attractions and the Bloody Boulevard activities.

 
Tickets for opening night (September 19) include the Rob Zombie concert and will be available starting at only $45. A limited number of VIP packages will also be available for purchase at www.GreatAmericanNightmare.com. All VIP packages include a commemorative t-shirt and quicker access to the haunted attractions than general admission. Some packages also include a designated viewing area for the concert and a VIP-only bar.


"We're excited to be bringing Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare to WestWorld of Scottsdale," says Great American Nightmare producer Steve Kopelman. He continues, "While we really appreciate the tremendous support we received in Southern California, we felt it was our responsibility to bring the terror to as many different people and markets as possible. Great American Nightmare 2014 will build upon the foundation established last year and promises to be bigger and bloodier."

 
Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare will celebrate the Halloween season on the following dates between September 19 and November 1:

 
September 19, 20, 26, 27

October: 3, 4, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26, 30, 31

November: 1


Hours for Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare will be 7:00 PM until midnight (Fridays and Saturdays) and 7:00 PM until 10:00 PM (Thursdays and Sundays).

 
Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare is a creative collaboration between master of the macabre Rob Zombie and preeminent haunted house producer Steve Kopelman. The event is produced by Rob Zombie, Steve Kopelman and Andy Gould.

 
WestWorld Of Scottsdale is located at 16601 North Pima Road in Scottsdale, AZ, in the Phoenix metro region.

 
Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare is presented by 98 KUPD in Phoenix.


Website: www.GreatAmericanNightmare.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/RobZombiesGreatAmericanNightmare

Instagram: http://instagram.com/rzgreatamericannightmare

Twitter: https://twitter.com/RobZombiesGAN

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/RobZombiesGAN

DOOM IN JUNE VOL. 4
Friday, June 6th and Saturday, June 7th, 2014
at The Cheyenne Saloon


Las Vegas, NV, Friday, June 6, 2014 -- Salem Rose Music is excited to present the full line-up for Doom in June Vol. 4 Music Festival in Las Vegas. Festival kicks off Friday night (June 6th). In keeping with festival tradition, Saturday (June 7th) will feature music all day and well into the night. Event takes place at The Cheyenne Saloon (3103 N Rancho Drive, Las Vegas, Nevada 89130). Tickets are on sale now and also available at the door until they sell out:

2- day ticket discount price $40
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/533967

Friday only ticket $20
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/672659

Saturday only ticket $30
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/672673
Friday June 6
(first band hits the stage just after 5:00 pm and show ends just after midnight)
Lotus
Spiritual Shepherd
Whores of Tijuana
Wounded Giant
Night Demon
Spiralarms
Big Elf
Satan's Host

Saturday June 7
Black Prism
Trapped within Burning Machinery
Deathkings
Secrets of the Sky
Godhunter
Spun in Darkness
Demon Lung
Ides of Gemini
Pale Divine
November's Doom
Acid Witch
Irony Man

-- Festival Ends --

Updates can be found at:
https://www.facebook.com/doominjune


SONY/RCA/Legacy Recordings Announce the Release of Monumental Definitive Edition of Elvis: That's The Way It Is (Deluxe Edition), the King's 1970 Album & Concert Documentary, Presented Together for the First Time Ever in a Deluxe Box Set (8CD/2DVD)

That's The Way It Is (Deluxe Edition) Includes Expanded Version of Original LP, Six Complete Shows from Elvis' Electrifying Summer of '70 Las Vegas Season, Rare and Insightful Rehearsals, the 1970 Theatrical Edit AND the 2001 Special Edition of "Elvis: That's The Way It Is," 80-Page Booklet featuring Rare Photographs, Memorabilia and Recording Data


Available Tuesday, August 5. 2014

NEW YORK, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In 1970, Elvis Presley fans were thrilled by the arrival of two cultural milestones: one an album, the other a full-length concert/documentary and each of them called Elvis: That's The Way It Is. Since then, aficionados of Elvis have been clamoring for a package that included both the album and the film.

On Tuesday, August 5, 2014, Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release That's The Way It Is (Deluxe Edition), the most ambitious Elvis Presley restoration package ever created, bringing together-for the first time ever--the album, the theatrical and home video versions of the film, six full-length concerts (featuring previously unreleased performances), rehearsal highlights and other rare recordings in one astounding and essential package.  The result of an historic partnership between Sony Music and Warner Brothers Home Video, the deluxe set combines the video and audio assets of Elvis: That's The Way It Is with unique and previously unreleased material.

A highly-collectible 8CD/2DVD box set, That's The Way It Is (Deluxe Edition), marks the first time the 1970 documentary and album have been available in a single package, with bonuses including unreleased material, remixed and remastered audio and a new 80-page book detailing the entire event with facts, songwriter and musician interviews, and photos in a deluxe 8CD/2DVD box set. A 2CD Legacy Edition of Elvis: That's The Way It Is will also be available.  Elvis: That's The Way It Is (Deluxe Edition) is available for pre-order now on Amazon.com.

Originally released on RCA Records in November 1970, Elvis: That's The Way It Is combined eight studio tracks, recorded in Nashville, and four live concert performances recorded in Las Vegas during Presley's 1970 "Summer Festival" season at The International Hotel in Las Vegas to create what the All Music Guide has called "...one of his best..." and "essential listening for Elvis fans, both die-hard and casual."

Though never considered a soundtrack album, Elvis: That's The Way It Is was initially released to accompany the first theatrical run of "Elvis: That's The Way It Is," a 1970 documentary feature, directed by Denis Sanders, which combined on-stage, off-stage and behind-the-scenes footage in Presley's first non-dramatic film since his 1956 Hollywood movie debut. In the documentary, Sanders captured and illuminated a pivotal moment in Elvis' transformation from teen idol to consummate showman, Memphis meets Vegas via Hollywood, the King's return to full concert performances after years of film stardom.

Elvis Presley had made a dramatic comeback two years prior to these shows in a transcendent NBC-TV special, which aired in December 1968. The International Hotel, then-newly-built and the largest live venue in Las Vegas, booked Presley for an unprecedented 57 show run in July 1969, a four-week-long residency that would raise the bar and set the standard for superstar entertainment in Vegas and beyond. "There are several unbelievable things about Elvis, but the most incredible is his staying power in a world where meteoric careers fade like shooting stars," Newsweek wrote of his incredible new approach to live performance at the time, while Rolling Stone lauded Elvis as "supernatural--his own resurrection."

Early in 1970, Elvis returned to Vegas for a second engagement at the International, with RCA recording songs for the then forthcoming On Stage, February 1970.  Elvis was on a roll and making big plans--including a feature film--surrounding what would be his third Las Vegas engagement, scheduled for the summer of 1970

On June 4, 1970, Elvis arrived at RCA's Studio B in Nashville, where producer Felton Jarvis had assembled a hot new session band featuring Elvis' on-stage guitar legend James Burton. Five nights of recording generated material for no less than three future albums and four singles, including Elvis: That's The Way It Is and the essential Elvis Country album.

On July 14, rehearsals for the movie and live shows commenced at the MGM lot in Culver City, California. The Hollywood cameras rolled for five different rehearsals prior to the opening night on August 10, including augmentation run-throughs with the singers and the orchestra at the hotel. Unquestionably, Elvis was keen to broaden his repertoire for the film, as more than 60 songs were attempted during the period, far more than the usual average of 20 to 25 that would normally be chosen. Over the four nights filmed by MGM, Elvis and his band worked tirelessly, trying out a broad variety of musical styles, emphasizing his desire to share the wide range of music he loved with his audience. Director Denis Sanders captured the end result magnificently, providing fans throughout the world with their first glimpse of the new contemporary Elvis performing at the peak of his vocal prowess both in rehearsal and on the stage.

That's The Way It Is (Deluxe Edition) centers on the six complete shows recorded and partially filmed by MGM.  Two of the shows are released for the first time in their entirety, two more have only been available only through the mail-order Elvis fan-club network. The original RCA album is expanded with the four single sides from the period, and a selection of "fly-on-the-wall" outtakes from the June Nashville sessions that produced the majority of tracks for the album. Completing the audio section, a separate disc of insightful rehearsal highlights, featuring unusual song selections showcases both the hard work and the playful atmosphere that governed Elvis' relationship with his musicians.

The original Elvis: That's The Way It Is includes fiery renditions of "You Don't Have To Say You Love Me," previously a hit for Dusty Springfield; "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin,'" made famous by The Righteous Brothers, and a show-stopping rendition of Simon & Garfunkel's "Bridge Over Troubled Water." The original album and singles will fill Disc One of the new edition, with six CDs worth of concert performances and one of rehearsal takes from the Summer of '70 International Hotel residency.

That's The Way It Is (Deluxe Edition) puts the original RCA album and the 1970 MGM documentary feature together in a single package for the first time. It includes both the original theatrical DVD version (1970) and the re-edited and extended DVD version from 2000.

Elvis: That's The Way It Is (Deluxe Edition)

CD 1

THE ORIGINAL ALBUM
1. I Just Can't Help Believin'
2. Twenty Days And Twenty Nights
3. How The Web Was Woven
4. Patch It Up
5. Mary In The Morning
6. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
7. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'
8. I've Lost You
9. Just Pretend
10. Stranger In The Crowd
11. The Next Step Is Love
12. Bridge Over Troubled Water

THE ORIGINAL SINGLES
13. I've Lost You (single version)
14. The Next Step Is Love (single version)
15. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me (single version)
16. Patch It Up (single version)

THE OUTTAKES
17. How The Web Was Woven (take 1)
18. I've Lost You (take 1)
19. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me (take 2)
20. Patch It Up (take 1)
21. Bridge Over Troubled Water (take 1)

CD 2

August 10 - Opening Night

1. That's All Right
2. Medley: Mystery Train/Tiger Man
3. I Can't Stop Loving You
4. Love Me Tender
5. The Next Step Is Love
6. Words
7. I Just Can't Help Believin'
8. Something
9. Sweet Caroline
10. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'
11. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
12. Polk Salad Annie
13. Introductions
14. I've Lost You
15. Bridge Over Troubled Water
16. Patch It Up
17. Can't Help Falling In Love

CD 3

August 11 - Dinner Show

1. That's All Right
2. I Got A Woman *
3. Hound Dog
4. Heartbreak Hotel
5. Love Me Tender *
6. I've Lost You
7. I Just Can't Help Believin'
8. Something
9. I Can't Stop Loving You *
10. Sweet Caroline *
11. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'
12. Polk Salad Annie *
13. Introductions *
14. Bridge Over Troubled Water"
15. Suspicious Minds *
16. Can't Help Falling In Love *

CD 4

August 11 - Midnight Show

1. That's All Right
2. I Got A Woman
3. Hound Dog
4. Love Me Tender
5. There Goes My Everything
6. Just Pretend
7. I Just Can't Help Believin'
8. Something
9. Men With Broken Hearts
10. Walk A Mile In My Shoes
11. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'
12. Polk Salad Annie
13. One Night
14. Don't Be Cruel
15. Love Me
16. Instrumental Vamp
17. Heartbreak Hotel
18. Introductions
19. Bridge Over Troubled Water
20. Suspicious Minds
21. Can't Help Falling In Love

CD 5

August 12 - Dinner Show

1. That's All Right *
2. I Got A Woman *
3. Hound Dog *
4. Heartbreak Hotel *
5. Love Me Tender *
6. I've Lost You *
7. I Just Can't Help Believin' *
8. Patch It Up
9. Twenty Days And Twenty Nights
10. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' *
11. Polk Salad Annie *
12. Introductions *
13. Blue Suede Shoes *
14. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
15. Bridge Over Troubled Water
16. Suspicious Minds *
17. Can't Help Falling In Love *

CD 6

August 12 - Midnight Show

1. That's All Right
2. Medley: Mystery Train/Tiger Man
3. Hound Dog
4. Love Me Tender
5. Just Pretend
6. Walk A Mile In My Shoes
7. There Goes My Everything
8. Words
9. Sweet Caroline
10. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'
11. Polk Salad Annie
12. Introductions
13. Heartbreak Hotel
14. One Night
15. Blue Suede Shoes
16. All Shook Up
17. Medley: Little Sister/Get Back
18. I Was The One
19. Love Me
20. Are You Lonesome Tonight?
21. Bridge Over Troubled Water
22. Suspicious Minds
23. Can't Help Falling In Love

CD 7

August 13 - Dinner Show

1. That's All Right
2. I Got A Woman
3. Hound Dog
4. Love Me Tender
5. Don't Cry Daddy
6. In The Ghetto
7. I Just Can't Help Believin'
8. Stranger In The Crowd
9. Make The World Go Away
10. Sweet Caroline
11. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'
12. Polk Salad Annie
13. Introductions
14. The Wonder Of You
15. Heartbreak Hotel
16. Blue Suede Shoes
17. One Night
18. All Shook Up
19. Bridge Over Troubled Water
20. Suspicious Minds
21. Can't Help Falling In Love

CD 8

The Rehearsals

1. Alla En Al Rancho Grande
2. Ghost Riders In The Sky
3. Cotton Fields
4. Froggy Went A-Courtin'
5. Baby Let's Play House
6. I Was The One
7. Money Honey
8. Don't
9. (Now And Then There's) A Fool Such As I
10. Such A Night
11. It's Now Or Never
12. What'd I Say
13. Yesterday
14. Medley: Little Sister/Get Back
15. Don't It Make You Wanna Go Home
16. I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water
17. Stranger In My Own Home Town
18. Farther Along
19. Santa Claus Is Back In Town
20. Oh Happy Day

* Previously unreleased

DVD 1

2001 Special Edition
Restoration Featurette Patch It Up: The Restoration of Elvis - That's The Way It Is Presley Career Highlights
Director / Restorer Filmographies
Theatrical Trailer

Scene Selections
1. Mystery Train/Tiger Man
2. In The Studio
3. That's All Right
4. Little Sister/Get Back
5. Horseplay
6. Twenty Days And Twenty Nights
7. Las Vegas
8. Cattle Call; Chime Bells
9. Words; You Can't Say That
10. Mary In The Morning
11. Countdown To Showtime
12. That's All Right
13. I Got A Woman
14. Hound Dog
15. Heartbreak Hotel
16. Love Me Tender
17. I Can't Stop Loving You
18. Just Pretend
19. The Wonder Of You
20. In The Ghetto
21. Patch It Up
22. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'
23. Polk Salad Annie
24. One Night
25. Don't Be Cruel
26. Blue Suede Shoes
27. All Shook Up
28. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
29. Suspicious Minds
30. Can't Help Falling In Love

DVD 2

1970 Original Theatrical Version
Outtakes

Scene Selections
1. Credits
2. Good Morning, Hollywood Camera
3. Bonafide Fans Of Elvis
4. I Just Can't Help Believin'
5. Elvis' Summer Festival
6. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' (rehearsal)
7. A Romantic Wedding
8. Opening Night Jitters
9. That's All Right
10. I've Lost You
11. Patch It Up
12. When I First Started
13. Love Me Tender
14. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'
15. Sweet Caroline
16. I Just Can't Help Believin'
17. Presley Fans In Vegas
18. Elvis Impersonators
19. Bridge Over Troubled Water
20. Heartbreak Hotel
21. One Night
22. Blue Suede Shoes
23. All Shook Up
24. Polk Salad Annie
25. Audience Mingling
26. Suspicious Minds"
27. Can't Help Falling In Love

www.elvisthemusic.com
www.legacyrecordings.com
www.elvis.com

ANTHRAX TO RELEASE "CHILE ON HELL" LIVE DVD


LOS ANGELES, CA - Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - Get ready to mosh in the privacy of your own home, because multiple Grammy-nominated, Platinum-selling thrash masters
ANTHRAX have announced the release of "Chile On Hell," a live-in-concert DVD that is set for a September 16, 2014 release.  "Chile On Hell" was filmed at the Teatro Caupolican in Santiago, Chile on May 10, 2013,  and features Anthrax - Joey Belladonna/vocals, Scott Ian/guitar, Charlie Benante/drums, Frank Bello/bass and Jon Donais/lead guitar.  The band performed an extended set that featured songs from Anthrax's entire catalogue - all the fan-favorites including "I Am The Law," "Indians," "Madhouse," "Caught In A Mosh," "The Devil You Know," and "I'm Alive."  "Chile On Hell" will be available on DVD and Blu-Ray, was recorded in 5.1 Surround Sound, and will retail for $16.98.


"Santiago was the perfect place to film the show for this," said Anthrax'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 that?


"Plus," Benante continued, the time was right to do this DVD."  The band was in the home stretch of a three-plus-year campaign to record and support Worship Music and the Anthems EP, a period of time that was loaded with high points: the return of "classic era" vocalist Joey Belladonna, Worship Music making the band's highest chart debut in two decades, the series of Big Four shows - Anthrax, Metallica, Slayer and Metallica, the four bands that wrote the speed and thrash metal road map - that culminated in the September 2011 Big Four spectacular at Yankee Stadium in the band's home town of New York, "Anthrax Day" declared in the Bronx, becoming the first metal band to have its music ("Got The Time") played on Mars, two Grammy nominations, and sold out shows in every corner of the globe.  "We wanted to finish on a high note," Benante continued, "we didn't want to look back and regret that we didn't record the live show."


"Chile On Hell" was produced by Jay Ruston and filmed by City Drive Entertainment Group and DC3 Global.  The DVD's cover art was designed by Stephen Thompson who partnered with Benante to "redesign" the artwork from last year's Anthems EP.



12/13 YEAR-OLD METAL TRIO UNLOCKING THE TRUTH TAPPED AS MAIN SUPPORT FOR LEGENDARY HARD ROCKERS GUNS N' ROSES

MORE UPCOMING TOUR DATES INCLUDE SUPPORT FOR QUEENS

OF THE STONE AGE AND WARPED TOUR DATES


 
(New York, NY) - 12/13 year-old metal trio Unlocking The Truth has just been tapped as main support for legendary hard rockers Guns N' Roses in Las Vegas, NV.  The nascent band will play on Friday, June 6th and Saturday, June 7th at the Hard Rock Hotel And Casino's performance venue, The Joint.  Unlocking The Truth just supported Guns N' Roses at their show in Bethlehem, PA at the Sands Event Center earlier this month.  The band will also be supporting Queens Of The Stone Age on several dates and just prior to that will appear on select shows of this summer's Warped tour.  Please see below for Unlocking The Truth's itinerary, with more tour dates and appearances to be announced.

 
The buzz continues to mount about Unlocking The Truth.  Unlocking The Truth has been receiving rave reviews from the media and fans alike, all prior to the release of any music and within two years of the trio's official formation.  In an incredibly short amount of time, the band has gone from rehearsing in a parents' basement to opening for legendary artists in world-class venues.   Vibe.com avowed, "Their instrumental talents are on a level of bands like Black Sabbath..." while The Huffington Post declared they "play with a power that would have the members of Slayer stop and take note..."  Check out raw live footage taken from one of the band's sets at Coachella here, and raw live footage of singer/guitarist Malcolm Brickhouse crowd-surfing at Coachella here.

 
Unlocking The Truth also recently supported iconic metallers, Motorhead, and wowed Coachella crowds with two explosive sets (not to mention being the youngest band ever to appear at the festival).  They had a high-profile performance at half-time of an NBA Playoff last month and appeared on the bill of the 2014 Skate And Surf Festival, all the while still attending junior high school full time.

 
Hailing from Brooklyn, Unlocking The Truth is a burgeoning metal band who write and create their own lyrics and music.  The trio has already appeared on national television (CNN, Fuse, FXX's "Totally Biased" and more), performed at such high-profile music festivals as SXSW and AfroPunk and has been featured in such major outlets as Spin, The Huffington Post, Revolver, Loudwire, Vibe and more.  The band recently signed with The Cherry Party record label, and will soon head into the studio to record their debut solo album; more details to be announced shortly.  Unlocking The Truth is Malcolm Brickhouse (guitar), Jarad Dawkins (drums) and Alec Atkins (bass).

 
Unlocking The Truth tour dates:


JUNE

 6         Las Vegas, NV            The Joint - supporting Guns N' Roses

 7         Las Vegas, NV            The Joint - supporting Guns N' Roses

 

JULY

11        Camden, NJ               Susquehanna Bank Center/Warped Tour

12        Wantagh, NY              Nikon At Jones Beach Theater/Warped Tour

13        Hartford, CT                Comcast Theatre/Warped Tour

15        Burgettstown, PA        First Niagara Pavilion/Warped Tour

18        Rochester, NY            Main Street Armory - supporting Queens Of The Stone Age

20        Philadelphia, PA          Skyline Stage At The Mann Center For The Performing Arts - supporting Queens Of The Stone Age

 

PAUL BOOTH's Last Rites Gallery Launches Brand New Website, Online Community, and Forum


Last Rites is excited to announce the launch of its brand new website, Online Community and Forum. Lastrites.tv will serve as the umbrella site for both Last Rites Tattoo Theatre and Last Rites Gallery, uniting the two separate meccas for the dark arts under one roof, alongside the birth of the Last Rites Online Community. Although Last Rites Tattoo Theatre and Last Rites Gallery will still exist independent of one another, we hope this new site will make it easier for our patrons to enjoy all the talent and beauty under one roof, similar to our space at 325 West 38th Street in NYC.  Our intention is to provide a digital space to serve as a comprehensive community of like-minded individuals that have a true appreciation for the dark side of art.

 
We've designed the structure of the website to make your journey simple yet visually stimulating as you peruse all facets of the dark art world that is Last Rites. Our main navigation gives constant access to Last Rites Tattoo Theatre, Last Rites Gallery, the Last Rites Store, Forum and Online Community. Each category gives you access to drop down menus allowing you to choose which component you wish to explore. Further, we have integrated social media streams, videos, appointment forms, a forum and tons of images for your viewing pleasure! It is our hope that our patrons will browse and interact with the art and one another on our platform through our Forums and Online Community. 

 
PAUL BOOTH truly wishes to unite friends, fans, and enthusiasts from both the Fine Art and Tattoo worlds. His inspiration and aspirations can now be accessed through the free Last Rites Online Community and Forum. The Online Community will allow visitors to create their own profiles, photo and video albums, chat, and interact with the website fully, including commenting and liking on artwork and pages. The Forum will offer a wide array of subjects to ponder and discuss, also accessible from logging on to the Online Community.  It is our hope that these avenues of discussion and social sharing will allow you, without the restricting guidelines of censorship, to explore, contribute and embrace the dark arts. 

 
Lastrites.tv is also mobile friendly and easily accessed from all smart devices.  We hope our site proves to be ergonomic and a haven for all friends, fans, and enthusiasts.

RONNIE JAMES DIO "This Is Your Life" Tribute Compilation Album to be Released as a Double Red Color-Vinyl LP

Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Ronnie James Dio With Renditions of his Greatest Songs from Rainbow, Black Sabbath, and Dio


This Is Your Life Sees First Week Debut at #20 on the Billboard Top 200

Vinyl collectors, make room on your shelf - Ronnie James Dio's This Is Your Life tribute compilation is set to be released as a special edition double red color-vinyl LP on July 8, 2014 via Rhino Records! July 8th is just two days before Ronnie's birthday, making this release even more special to fans and collectors alike. You can pre-order your copy via Amazon here: http://amzn.com/B00K7N2IPU


See below for a full listing of the tracks on each side:


Side A

   1. NEON KNIGHTS - Anthrax

   2. THE LAST IN LINE - Tenacious D

   3. THE MOB RULES - Adrenaline Mob

   4. RAINBOW IN THE DARK - Corey Taylor, Jason Christopher, Christian Martucci, Roy Mayorga, Satchel

 

Side B

   1. STRAIGHT THROUGH THE HEART - Halestorm

   2. STARSTRUCK - Motörhead with Biff Byford

   3. THE TEMPLE OF THE KING - Scorpions

   4. EGYPT (THE CHAINS ARE ON) - Doro

 

Side C

   1. HOLY DIVER - Killswitch Engage

   2. CATCH THE RAINBOW - Glenn Hughes, Craig Goldy, Rudy Sarzo, Scott Warren, Simon Wright

   3. I - Oni Logan, Jimmy Bain, Rowan Robertson, Brian Tichy

 

Side D

   1. MAN ON THE SILVER MOUNTAIN - Rob Halford, Doug Aldrich, Vinny Appice, Jeff Pilson, Scott Warren

   2. RONNIE RISING MEDLEY (featuring "A Light In The Black," "Tarot Woman," "Stargazer," "Kill The King") - Metallica

   3. THIS IS YOUR LIFE - Dio

 

In its first week, This Is Your Life debuted at #20 on the Billboard Top 200 charts! This Is Your Life is available now, digitally via iTunes here or physically via Amazon here.

 
This Is Your Life is a tribute album created to raise funds for the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund (www.diocancerfund.org), which features an all-star group of his friends and fans performing 13 of their favorite Ronnie James Dio tracks. The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable fund dedicated to supporting cancer-prevention research, raising awareness and educating the public about the vital importance of early detection and prevention, and was co-founded by Dio's longtime manager and wife, Wendy Dio. 100% of the monies received from this album by the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund goes directly into cancer research.

 
Produced by Wendy Dio, widow of Ronnie James Dio and Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund President/Founder,  This Is Your Life includes contributions by such metal heavyweights as Metallica, Scorpions, Anthrax, Glenn Hughes and Rob Halford, as well as appearances by many of the musicians who performed with Dio over the years. See below for a full tracklisting, chock full of renditions by today's most stellar classic, heavy metal and hard rock artists!

ACE FREHLEY REUNITES WITH KEN KELLY FOR
SPACE INVADER COVER ART

 
(New York, NY) - Founding KISS guitarist and 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Ace Frehley has tapped long time friend and artist Ken Kelly to create the album cover for his upcoming LP SPACE INVADER, due out July 8th. The reveal comes exclusively through Rolling Stone today. Kelly, who created the iconic cover art for two of KISS's best selling LPS, Destroyer (1976) and Love Gun (1977), says,  "It was very exciting when I was approached with the idea of doing an album cover for Ace."

Ken Kelly is also widely known for his paintings in the sword and sorcery and heroic fantasy sub genres, most notably for the Conan the Barbarian novels. He continues, "I had spoken to Ace on a few occasions about the possibility, so I was delighted when it actually happened."

Ace Frehley himself comments, "I've been talking with Ken Kelly since 2007 about painting a CD Cover for me and it has finally happened! I couldn't be more excited about the new Space Invader cover and the music behind it is also going to rock your world!"

With nearly 35 years between projects, KISS fans will surely be excited about this long-time duo working together again. Kelly concludes, "I am very pleased with the results and proud to play a part of Ace's continuing successful career!"

ACE FREHLEY will release SPACE INVADER, his first new solo album in five years,via Entertainment One Music (eOne Music) on July 8th, 2014. The album will include at least nine brand new original songs as well as a cover of Steve Miller's "The Joker."  This album is the first release under Frehley's new universal deal on eOne Music.

Widely known as the original "Space Ace" and founding guitarist for 16 cumulative years (over 2 tenures) of the multi platinum selling rock band KISS, Frehley is demonstrably the most popular original member.  In addition to having the best selling solo album career (vintage or current) among the original foursome, Frehley's self titled Ace Frehley, released in 1978, went on to sell over one million copies, producing the only Top 40 single, "New York Groove," from any of the legendary KISS solo albums; (peaking at #13).   The massive hit was most recently featured in an episode of cult show Entourage and was also KISS' second best selling download in 2012, besting such KISS Army anthems as "I Was Made For Lovin' You," "Beth" and "Calling Dr. Love" even after 36 years.
 
Since departing from KISS, Frehley went on to release four more solo albums and one live EP including his most recent effort, Anomaly in 2009, which debuted at #27 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and received a welcoming response among critics. "'Anomaly' shows why many rock and metal guitarists list 'Space Ace' as a prime six-string influence," said Rolling Stone.

You can catch Ace Frehley accepting his award at the 29th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction Ceremony on May 31 at 8pm on HBO.

GILBY CLARKE EMBARKS ON A WORLDWIDE SUMMER TOUR

SELECT U.S.A. DATES WITH QUIET RIOT

 
HOLLYWOOD, CA (May 16, 2014) - Gilby Clarke embarks solo on a worldwide summer tour - kicking off in London, England at The Underworld.  Before Clarke crosses the pond, he will deliver to all the fans a new track, which will be announced in the weeks to come.

 
Recently, Clarke released a new video Tijuana Jail - Originally released in 1994, Clarke updated this fan favorite with a 2014 video version that can see here: http://youtu.be/74-pGsvqnvE.

 
Best known for his tour of duty with Guns n' Roses, Gilby Clarke was 17 when he traded Cleveland for Hollywood. A troubadour in the Ronnie Wood tradition: a barroom brawler with attendant Stonesy swagger, plus a catalog of well-written ditties. Clarke joined Guns in the early 90's as the Use Your Illusion tour kicked off. He appeared on the bands Spaghetti Incident, Live Era '88-'91 & Greatest Hits albums. Surviving the longest tour in history - Clarke went solo & came out swinging with PawnShop Guitars. A catalog of rock n roll purity: Tijuana Jail, Cure Me Or Kill Me & The Stone's Dead Flowers put this record on many year-end top 10 lists.

 
Along the way Clarke split time producing worthy bands: LA Guns & The Bronx while touring/recording with Heart, The MC5, Nancy Sinatra & Slash's Snakepit. Clarke also starred in the CBS TV show Rockstar Supernova with Tommy Lee and joined his new bandmate for an all-star VH1 Rock Honors appearance. Recently, Clarke & his GNR alumni pulled off an amazing Rock N' Roll Hall Of Fame performance when the band was inducted in 2012 & continues to play with the ex-gunners from time to time in Kings Of Chaos.

 
TOUR DATES - ALL U.S.A. DATE W/QUIET RIOT EXCEPT HERE NOTED:

 

06.12.14 LONDON, U.K.                     THE UNDERWORLD

06.13.14 ANTRIM, N. IRELAND          BALLYMENA DIAMOND ROCK CLUB

06.14.14 GRIMSBY, U.K.                     YARDBIRDS

06.15.14 BUCKLEY, FLINTSHIRE, U.K. THE TIVOLI

06.16.14 MADRID, SPAIN                  WE ROCK

06.17.14 OURENSE, SPAIN                 BERLIN

06.18.14 ZARAGOZA, SPAIN            EXPLOSIVO

06.20.14 SZOLNOK, HUNGARY         TISZAVIRAG FESZTIVAL

 

07.10.14 SAN DIEGO, CA                 HOUSE OF BLUES

07.11.14 BEVERLY HILLS, CA SABAN THEATRE

07.12.14 ANAHEIM, CA                    HOUSE OF BLUES

07.16.14 GOLDEN, CO                      BUFFALO ROSE **NO QUIET RIOT

07.19.14 EFFINGHAM, IL                    EFFINGHAM PERFORMANCE CENTER

07.20.14 JOLIET, IL MO                      JOE'S MUSIC VENUE

07.22.14 PORTLAND, ME                   ASYLUM BALLROOM

07.23.14 HUNTINGTON, NY               THE PARAMOUNT THEATRE 

07.24.14 BOSTON, MA                      THE WILBUR THEATRE

07.25.14 HAMPTON BEACH, NH       HAMPTON BEACH CASINO BALLROOM

07.26.14 WAYNESBORO, PA             THE BALLROOM **NO QUIET RIOT

07.27.14 BRISTOL, CT                         BLEACHERS BAR **NO QUIET RIOT

08.01.14 STURGIS, SD                         GLENCOE PAVAILION ** BULLETBOYS TO OPEN

08.02.14 STURGIS, SD                         GLENCOE PAVAILION **FASTER PUSSYCAT TO OPEN

08.15.14 SIOUX CITY, IA                    HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO W/ QUIET RIOT

08.16.14 RINGLE, WI                          Q & Z EXPO CENTER W/QUIET RIOT

 

For more information on Gilby Clarke, tour and new music go to: www.facebook.com/gilbyclarkefanpage

Riot Fest Unveils "10 Years. 10 Essential Albums."

For Chicago & Denver
Ten Bands To Play Their Seminal Albums at Riot Fest


 
On the heels of announcing Riot Fest in three cities within the past week (Toronto, Chicago and Denver), organizers have released the first big surprise in celebration of Riot Fest's 10th Anniversary, entitled "10 Years. 10 Essential Albums."

 
"During last year's Violent Femmes' set at Riot, where they performed Violent Femmes unannounced in its entirety, it dawned on me that if we ever did an album play thing at Riot, we should make it something that the fans would remember years from now," said Michael Petryshyn, Riot Fest partner. "So, I literally was walking back to my trailer after their set and it hit me '10 Years. 10 Essential Albums.' and yeah, it grew from there."

 
To help celebrate Riot Fest's 10th Anniversary, ten bands have joined in to play their seminal albums either at Riot Fest in Chicago or in both Denver and Chicago. Nine of the bands have been released today:

 
Jane's Addiction: Nothing's Shocking (Chicago)

The Offspring: Smash (Chicago)

Weezer: "The Blue Album" (Chicago & Denver)

Slayer: Reign in Blood (Chicago & Denver)

Samhain: Initium (Chicago)

NOFX: Punk In Drublic (Chicago & Denver)

Descendents: Milo Goes To College (Chicago)

Naked Raygun: Throb Throb (Chicago)

The Get Up Kids: Something To Write Home About (Chicago)


There is one more album organizers are holding close to their chests, but have promised to unveil it in a separate announcement in the upcoming weeks, as well as additional 10th Anniversary surprises.

 
"We have one more band playing an album that we're immensely excited about but it wouldn't be Riot if we didn't tease a little beforehand," chuckles Petryshyn. "No matter what though, this is really about thanking our fans. The work put into the lineups this year and things like the essential albums plays is for them as clichéd as it may sound, it's the truth. We'd be nowhere without them and maybe the way we thank them is by giving them a fest where we can all sing along."

 
Riot Fest is celebrating its 10th Anniversary this year, and to celebrate organizers have assembled three festivals in North America this September: Toronto's Riot Fest & Expo (9/6-9/7) at Downsview Park, Chicago's Riot Fest & Carnival (9/12-9/14) in Humboldt Park, and Denver's Riot Fest & Sideshow (9/19-9/21) at May Farms.

 
Tickets for all 3 Riot Fests are on sale now via www.ticketfly.com. More band announcements are forthcoming as well as a few more 10th Anniversary surprises.

Zombie Army Productions Presents The 6th Annual Chicago Zombie Prom At The Bottom Lounge

CHICAGO, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --  Zombie Army Productions will once again be hosting its annual Chicago Zombie Prom at Bottom Lounge (1375 W. Lake St., Chicago, IL 60607) on Friday, June 20th.  As Chicago's #1 Zombie Event, Zombie Prom is a ghastly, affectionate, cheesy blend of nostalgic high school Americana and the living dead.  Zombie attire and makeup are required, but if you do not have your own makeup, zombie makeovers will be available for a $10 donation.  Zombie Prom Chicago is for those 21 years of age and older and advance tickets start at just $30.

This year's Chicago Zombie Prom is pleased to welcome Wedding Banned as the live zombie band. Voted the best dance band in Chicago, by Chicago Rocker magazine, these guys are sure to keep you moving all night.

Other Chicago Zombie Prom highlights include the annual Zombie Prom King & Queen contest, a photo booth and a free buffet (open from 9:00-10:30pm).  Throughout the night there will be prizes and giveaways from Zombie Prom Chicago's sponsors, which currently include Zombie Army Productions, Riot Fest, Elevate Chicago, Q101.1 and ChicagoZombie.com.

Three ticket packages are available for those zombies looking to add a touch of class to their night.  Details on each package are available on the Zombie Prom Chicago ticket site: http://zombiearmy.ticketleap.com/zombie-prom-chicago-2014/

For additional information on Chicago Zombie Prom, go to www.ZombiePromChicago.com.

Zombie Prom 2014 Promo Video: http://youtu.be/8AWJRY60DyA
Zombie Prom Photos and Video: http://www.zombiepromchicago.com/past.html
Zombie Prom PR Page: http://www.zombiepromchicago.com/media.html

Zombie Army Productions is Chicago's largest dark-themed production company, with over 300 members and tens of thousands of fans. The Zombie Army has been bringing the highest production quality to the darkest events for over 15 years, helming a consortium of businesses that stage horror-themed events (from haunted houses to feature films) that keep its audience engaged and educated about all the dark events in the Chicagoland area all year long.

The Cure, Jane's Addiction, The National, Rise Against, Social Distortion, The Flaming Lips, Weezer, Slayer, Descendents, Samhain, Patti Smith, Wu-Tang Clan & others revealed

And a special panel discussion with members of P*ssy Riot

Tickets on sale now! - More bands to be announced soon



Riot Fest is celebrating its 10th Anniversary this year, and to celebrate organizers have assembled three festivals in North America this September: Toronto's Riot Fest & Expo (9/6-9/7) at Downsview Park, Chicago's Riot Fest & Carnival (9/12-9/14) in Humboldt Park, and Denver's Riot Fest & Sideshow (9/19-9/21) at May Farms -- with all three headlined by The Cure.

 
"Hard to believe it's been 10 years," reflects Michael Petryshyn, founder of the festival. "Really doesn't seem it's been all that long. But, my partner Sean (McKeough) and I are so very lucky that the fans believe in what wedo...And I'm just as thankful that a good chunk of our friends from over the years are coming back to play and blow out a few birthday candles alongside us. Between both, that's what makes this year special."

 
Riot Fest's flagship festival in Chicago will once again be held in Humboldt Park, a historic "crown jewel" of the city's park district with a lovely view of downtown Chicago, beautiful shade trees, lagoons and fields. This year's lineup features over 100 artists, with a mix of Riot alum and newbies. There will be no shortage of surprises, including a special interactive panel discussion with Russian conceptual artists and formerly-imprisoned activists, P*ssy Riot (Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alekhina). Details on the panel discussion with P*ssy Riot/Zona Prava will be announced in the coming weeks, but fans should anticipate a novel festival experience unlike one ever witnessed at Riot.

 
Also, to hold true to the precedent that Riot Fest has become known for, there will also be a number of reunions including Samhain, Blue Meanies, Saosin w/ Anthony Green, Failure, RX Bandits and Mineral, as well as rare and special appearances by Paul Weller, C*ck Sparrer, Mudhoney, Cheap Trick, Patti Smith, Gwar, Thurston Moore and more.


Riot Fest arrives in Denver for the 2nd year, where fans will gather at May Farms in Byers, Colorado for three days of music, rides and other attractions in view of the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. The Denver festival also offers the option to camp and spend the weekend enjoying the great outdoors. This year, organizers have streamlined parking, camping operations and other aspects of the festival, while capital improvements are being made to the site itself.


Not to forget Toronto's festival; its lineup was released last week, organizers are happy to add The Cure to the bill at Downsview Park, where they join City and Colour, Metric, Rise Against, The National, and a multitude of others. The fest's move to Downsview will allow rides and other attractions this year as well.

 
Tickets for all 3 Riot Fests are on sale now via www.ticketfly.com. More band announcements are forthcoming as well as a few more 10th Anniversary surprises.

 
CHICAGO SEPTEMBER 12-14

The Cure * Jane's Addiction * The National * Rise Against * Weezer *The Flaming Lips * Social Distortion * Slayer * The Offspring * Wu-Tang Clan *Descendents * Tegan and Sara * Metric * Samhain * Cheap Trick * ???? * P*ssy Riot (Nadya Tolokonnikova & Masha Alekhina) * Patti Smith * Taking Back Sunday  Die Antwoord * City and Colour * Paul Weller * The Used * Bring Me The Horizon * ???? * NOFX * Dropkick Murphys * Gogol Bordello *Of Mice & Men * Mastodon *The Afghan Whigs * Naked Raygun * C*ck Sparrer * Dashboard Confessional * Superchunk * Billy Bragg * Blue Meanies * Lucero * New Found Glory * Saosin w/ Anthony Green * ???? * Mighty Mighty Bosstones *The Murder City Devils  Mudhoney * Failure * Hot Snakes * The Dandy Warhols * Thurston Moore * Circa Survive * The Get Up Kids * Motion City Soundtrack * Me First and the Gimme Gimmes * Streetlight Manifesto * Clutch * GWAR * Buzzcocks * Andrew W.K. * Bouncing Souls * Stiff Little Fingers * Face to Face * Kurt Vile & The Violators * Marky Ramone w/ the Bouncing Souls * Wavves * Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears * We Came As Romans * Senses Fail * The Orwells * ALL * Mineral * Title Fight * La Dispute * RX Bandits *Samiam * 7 Seconds

Anti-Flag * The Menzingers * The Front Bottoms * Silverstein * Emarosa * Citizen * The World is a Beautiful Place... * Bad Suns * The Pizza Underground * The Hotelier * Nostalghia * In The Valley Below * Radkey * Pianos Become The Teeth * Modern Baseball * I Am the Avalanche * Skaters Laura Stevenson * Cerebral Ballzy * Red City Radio * PUP * Dads * Show You Suck

The Unlikely Candidates * Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas * My Gold Mask * The Bots * Broncho

The American Scene * Baby Baby * Restorations *Wounds * Plague Vendor * Team Spirit * Somos

Rose's Pawn Shop * Chumped *Archie Powell & The Exports * Ex Friends * UR Lineup Sux Bro

Ughhh, My Parents Are Here & more to be announced!!

 

LINE UP DENVER SEPTEMBER 19-21

The Cure * The National * Rise Against * Weezer * Social Distortion * The Flaming Lips * Primus * Slayer * Sublime with Rome * Wu-Tang Clan * TV on the Radio * Descendents * A Day To Remember  * NOFX * Die Antwoord * Dropkick Murphys * Bring Me the Horizon * Gogol Bordello * Violent Femmes * City and Colour * The Used * Taking Back Sunday * Manchester Orchestra * New Found Glory * Lucero * Failure * Hot Snakes * Me First and the Gimme Gimmes * Clutch * Bouncing Souls * Face to Face * Glassjaw * Buzzcocks * Dum Dum Girls * Bob Mould * Stiff Little Fingers * All * La Dispute * Mineral * We Came As Romans * The Expendables * 3OH!3 * The Menzingers * Big Freedia * The Orwells * Passafire * Larry and his Flask * Nostalgia * Skaters * In the Valley Below * Dads * Pianos Become the Teeth * I Am The Avalanche * Radkey * Cerebral Ballzy * Red City Radio * Wounds * The Unlikely Candidates * Sole and DJ Pain 1 * The Bots * Tiny Moving Parts * Plague Vendor * My Body Sings Electric


Toronto - http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/571321

Chicago - http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/577021

Denver - http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/577753

Camping - http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/577787

Nazareth to release Rock 'n' Roll Telephone on June 3rd
 
Available digitally and on CD, Deluxe Digipack Edition, and Double LP

 
"As a bookend to the McCafferty era, it doesn't come much better than this."
- Get Ready To Rock
 

With a career spanning 45 years and 22 albums, rockers Nazareth are back with Rock 'n' Roll Telephone, which will be released on June 3, 2014.

 
The band's 23rd studio album, their first since 2011's Big Dogz, features 11 original heavy rockers and bluesy ballads. The Deluxe digipack edition will include a second disc with two additional studio recordings and five live tracks, and will also be available in a double LP gate fold vinyl version.

 
A welcome return to form, this may be the last album to feature original singer Dan McCafferty, who has refrained from touring due to health issues. If this does prove to be Dan's last stand, he retires on a high note with his legacy as one of rock's greatest vocalists assured.


Having initially broken in to the London-dominated music scene of the '70s with their unique brand of rock (they were named Melody Maker's 'Brightest Hope' in 1973), the band have spent over forty years touring the world and releasing new music. One of rock's most enduring acts, they have played everywhere from Russia to a mountain top gig in the Austrian Alps last year, and continue with a resilience and longevity that is almost unmatched.

 
The band have sold in excess of 30 million albums worldwide and have cracked the Top 10 in the U.S., Canada and Europe, having had many number ones in countries too numerous to list.

 
Nazareth are an acknowledged influence on superstars Guns 'n' Roses and countless other hard rockers who have followed in their wake, assuring their place amongst the greats of rock 'n' roll.

 
EPK with Photos, Videos, and more: http://mvdb2b.com/i/press/CVX904783/EPK/


Link to pre-order: http://bit.ly/1rVyqyV

 
Hi Res Cover Art: http://mvdb2b.com/i/300dpi/CVX904783.jpg

 
Deluxe 2 CD and Double Vinyl Track Listing:

 
Disc / LP 1

(1) Boom Bang Bang

(2) One Set of Bones

(3) Back 2B4

(4) Winter Sunlight

(5) Rock 'n' Roll Telephone

(6) Punch A Hole In The Sky

(7) Long Long Time

(8) The Right Time

(9) Not Today

(10) Speakeasy

(11) God of the Mountain

 

Disc 2 / LP 2 BONUS TRACKS

(1) Just A Ride

(2) Wanna Feel Good?

Live

(3) Big Boy

(4) Kentucky Fried Blues

(5) Sunshine

(6) Expect No Mercy

(7) God Save The South

 
'Expect No Mercy' and 'Big Boy' recorded in Somerset, England 2008

 
'Kentucky Fried Blues' recorded in Milton Keynes, England 2006

 
'God Save The South' and 'Sunshine' recorded in Barrie, Ontario, Canada 2000

ROCK AGAINST MS: ONLINE ROCK AUCTION ANNOUNCED


JOHN 5, JERRY CANTRELL, SCOTT IAN, MIKE INEZ, PEARL ADAY & RITA HANEY - SIGNED SCHECTER BASS

ROBBY KRIEGER (THE DOORS), LITA FORD, STEVE STEVENS, CHERIE CURRIE, BRUCE KULICK, STEPHEN PERKINS (JANE'S ADDICTION), KENNY ARONOFF, JAMES LOMENZO, GILBY CLARKE (GnR), JACK RUSSELL, JEFF SCOTT SOTO AND A WHOLE LOT MORE!! - SIGNED SCHECTER & DAISY ROCK GUITARS

ALL-STAR SIGNED EVANS DRUM HEADS FOR SALE!

HOLLYWOOD, CA (May 6, 2014) - We are honored to have so many amazing supporters for ROCK AGAINST MS. The latest being 3 donations - One from a private donor of this amazing Schecter Bass signed by JOHN 5, JERRY CANTRELL, SCOTT IAN, MIKE INEZ, PEARL ADAY and RITA HANEY.

The other two guitars are donated by Schecter Guitars and Daisy Rock Guitars - Both are signed by the artists that performed at the March 26, 2014 Rock Against MS concert at the Whisky A Go-Go featuring ROBBY KRIEGER (THE DOORS), LITA FORD, STEVE STEVENS (BILLY IDOL), CHERIE CURRIE (THE RUNAWAYS), BRUCE KULICK, STEPHEN PERKINS (JANE'S ADDICTION), KENNY ARONOFF, JAMES LOMENZO, GILBY CLARKE (GnR), JACK RUSSELL, AND A WHOLE LOT MORE!!

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About Multiple Sclerosis

Every hour in the United States, someone is newly diagnosed with MS, an unpredictable, often  disabling disease of the central nervous system.
 
MS interrupts the flow of information from the brain to the body and stops people from moving.

Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. 

The advancement, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS.

Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with more than twice as many women as men being diagnosed with the disease. 

MS affects more than 400,000 people in the U.S. and 2.1 million worldwide.

For more information on Rock Against MS Foundation click here: www.facebook.com/rockagainstMSfoundation

SLAYER DEBUTS BRAND NEW SONG
AT GOLDEN GODS AWARDS,
NOW AVAILABLE AS FREE DOWNLOAD AT SLAYER.NET
Slayer Forms Own Label Imprint,
Signs Exclusive Worldwide Deal with Nuclear Blast



LOS ANGELES, CA - THURSDAY, April 24, 2014 -- Last night at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, Slayer surprised the capacity crowd with an unannounced performance, kicking off the show with a three-song set that included the global premiere of "Implode," the band's first new studio recording in five years. 

Recorded earlier this month at Henson Studios in Los Angeles and produced by Terry Date and co-produced by Greg Fidelman, "Implode" is now available as a free download as a "thank you" to the band's fans for their continued support.  Or, as Kerry King put it, "you have been waiting for us, now we are delivering for you." Registered members of Slayer's fan club were sent an email right around midnight giving them the link to the song and a chance to hear it before it was made public. "Implode" can now be downloaded at www.slayer.net.

Later this year, the two-time Grammy-winning Slayer will begin recording a new album, tentatively set for an early 2015 release date.  The album will make Slayer history as it will be released on Nuclear Blast Records through the band's own label imprint, closing out a 28-year relationship with Rick Rubin and American Recordings.  No name for the imprint has been decided on yet.

"Rick has played a huge role in our career, we've made some great albums with him," said Slayer's Tom Araya.  "But today is a new day, record companies don't play the kind of role they once did, and we really like the idea of going out on our own, connecting directly with our fans, and Nuclear Blast is fired up about taking on that challenge with us."

All future recordings on the band's label imprint will be released worldwide exclusively through Nuclear Blast. 

"I was a teenage rebel when 'Show No Mercy' came out," said Markus Staiger, owner of Nuclear Blast, "and I identified with that record.  It was the most extreme, aggressive thing at the time. They were then and still are the most brutal metal band on the planet!  I really cannot express how proud I am that we are able to work with Slayer to join the Nuclear Blast family. We are ready for that next record and, I'm sure it will go into metal history!"

Added Nuclear Blast label manager Gerardo Martinez, "The prospect of helping Slayer take a leading role in the creative process surrounding their releases, projects and other cross-promotional opportunities is the ultimate honor for me, a metalhead who grew up in Los Angeles listening to Slayer.  Nowhere in my wildest dreams would I have imagined that Nuclear Blast would be making history alongside one of the best bands in metal."

Slayer - Tom Araya/vocals, bass, Kerry King/guitar, drummer Paul Bostaph, and Gary Holt who continues to stand in for the band's founding guitarist Jeff Hanneman - will spend the next few months on the road touring major North American and European festivals as well as headlining dates, sharing the stages with Metallica, Iron Maiden and more (see below), but is expected to be back in the studio in the fall to record the rest of the new album.

Stay connected to www.slayer.net for all the updates.

MAY
 9     The Great Salt Air, Salt Lake City, UT
10     Fillmore, Denver, CO
11     Shrine, Billings, MT
13     Uptown Theatre, Kansas City, MO
15     The Pageant, St Louis, MO
16     Eagles Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI
17     Rock on the Range, Columbus, OH

EUROPEAN TOUR
MAY
28     Sonisphere Festival @ Hietaniemi Beach, Helsinki, Finland
30     STHLM Fields @ Gardet Royal Park, Stockholm, Sweden
31     FortaRock Festival Goffertpark, Nijmegen, Netherlands

JUNE
 1      Sonisphere Festival @ Valle Hoven, Oslo, Norway
 3      Horsens Gaol, Horsens, Denmark
 4      Sonisphere Festival @ Imtech Arena, Hamburg, Germany
 5      Den Atelier, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
 7      Rock AM Ring, Nurburgring, Germany
 8      Rock Im Ring, Nurnberg, Germany
 9      Z7 Konzertfabrik, Prattein, Switzerland
13     Nova Rock @Pannonia Fields, Nicklesdorf, Austria
15     Live Club, Milan, Italy
16     Estragon, Bologna, Italy
18     Paloma, Niems, France
20     Hellfest @Rue de Champ Louet, Clisson, France
21     Tons of Rock Restival, Halden, Norway
24     Stadion Miejeski, Poznan, Poland
26     La Laiterie, Strasbourg, France
27     Graspop, Dessel, Belgium
30     Limelight, Belfast, Ireland

JULY
 1      Academy, Dublin, Ireland
 4      Paris Le Zenith, Paris, France
 5      Sonisphere Festival @ Knebworth, Knebworth Park, England

AUGUST
 3      Milo Club, Nizny Novgorad, Russia
 4      Arena Moscow Club, Moscow, Russia
 5      A2 Club, St. Petersburg, Russia
 8      Brutal Assault Festival, Old Army Fortress Josefov, Jaromer, Czech Republic
10     Heavy Montreal Festival @ Parc Jean Drapeau, Montreal, Quebec

GUITAR VIRTUOSO YNGWIE MALMSTEEN JOINS FORCES

WITH ULI JON ROTH, GARY HOEY AND BUMBLEFOOT FOR

FIRST-EVER "GUITAR GODS" FESTIVAL TOUR

 
TOUR PRESENTED IN PROUD PARTNERSHIP WITH GUITAR CENTER



(New York, NY) - The king of neo-classical shred guitar, legendary guitar virtuoso Yngwie Malmsteen, will soon return to stages across North America this summer for the first-ever "Guitar Gods" festival tour.  Bringing together such accomplished axemen as Uli Jon Roth (Scorpions, Electric Sun), Gary Hoey ("Hocus Pocus") and Bumblefoot (Guns N' Roses), Malmsteen will headline an epic celebration (6+ hours!) of the instrument for a full evening of guitar pyrotechnics.  Each show will also feature special surprise guests.  The "Guitar Gods" tour is created and produced by April Malmsteen, Yngwie's wife and manager and is presented in proud partnership with Guitar Center.  Please see below for the itinerary; more dates to be announced.

 
Of the upcoming tour, creator and producer April Malmsteen commented, "Being able to put together this festival has been a lifelong dream of mine.  I sincerely believe that "Guitar Gods" will bring tremendous value and enjoyment to not only the guitar and heavy metal enthusiast, but also to anyone who loves music."  Yngwie Malmsteen's most recent studio album, SPELLBOUND and his first book, the autobiography, Relentless: A Memoir, are both available now. Malmsteen was recently profiled about both on NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday; that segment can be heard here.  In other news, the Yngwie Malmsteen premium artist signature series by Fender is now available.  The series features a full lineup of Malmsteen-endorsed accessories such as guitar strings, instrument cables, gig bags, electronic tuners and more.  For more information, please click here.

 
For nearly three decades, Grammy-nominated guitar icon Yngwie Malmsteen has been amazing audiences with dazzling technical speed and ability.  Malmsteen's signature style of playing, which combines elements of seemingly disparate styles of music - metal and classical, spawned the now commonplace genres of heavy metal known as "shred guitar" and "neo classical" and earned Malmsteen the title "the Paganini of heavy metal".  Malmsteen was the first guitarist to have his own Fender signature guitar model (even before Eric Clapton).  He has graced the cover of more than 200 magazines worldwide, has won every guitar award imaginable and to date, has sold millions of records.  Time named Malmsteen one of the "Top Ten Greatest Electric Guitar Players", an honor he shared with the likes of Les Paul, Jimmy Page and Jimi Hendrix.  "Guitar Hero" enthusiasts know they have arrived when they are bestowed with the Yngwie Malmsteen award in the Xbox 360 version of "Guitar Hero 2".  The award signifies a 1000+ note streak in succession.

 
Held in the highest regard in his own right, Uli Jon Roth brings the very special 40th Anniversary Scorpions set that he has been playing to audiences from Europe to North America, embracing his history with the band and digging deep into their catalogue for this tour.  Acclaimed for his accomplishments for perfecting his playing in multiple genres (rock, blues, surf), Gary Hoey performs his radio hits such as the Billboard Top 5 smash "Hocus Pocus" along with other favorites.  Bumblefoot, best known for his work with Guns N' Roses, embarks on his first solo tour, playing songs from his entire critically-praised recorded history.


Yngwie Malmsteen/Guitar Gods North American tour 2014:


JUNE

13        Huntington, NY           Paramount Theatre

14        Sayreville, NJ             Starland Ballroom

17        Englewood, NJ           Bergen Performing Arts Center

20        St. Charles, IL             Arcada Theatre

21        Toronto, ON                Phoenix Theatre

26        Seattle, WA                 Showbox Theatre

27        Portland, OR               Roseland Theater

JULY

 3         Beverly Hills, CA         Saban Theatre


 8         Tucson, AZ                 Rialto Theatre  

URIAH HEEP RETURNS WITH POWERFUL NEW RELEASE: OUTSIDER

 
URIAH HEEP is:
Mick Box: Guitars, Vocals
Phil Lanzon: Keyboards, Vocals
Bernie Shaw: Lead Singer
Russell Gilbrook: Drums, Vocals
Dave Rimmer: Bass, Vocals
          

Uriah Heep, one of the pivotal hard rock groups to emerge from England in the late 1960s returns with Outsider, its 24th studio album, and the first since 2011's critically acclaimed Into the Wild album. Outsider will be released on June 6th in Europe, June 9th in the UK and June10th in North America on Frontiers Records.


"We are very proud of our history" says founder/guitarist Mick Box, "but it is equally important to keep producing new material. This new album, Outsider, is very much a rock album in true 'Heep' style. It shows that we still have the same passion and energy for our music that we have always had."
          

From the opening chords of the album's hard driving rocker, "Speed of Sound", to the more introspective closer, "Say Goodbye", Outsider proves that Uriah Heep has remained a musical powerhouse, and one that can effectively balance its legendary sound with a distinctly contemporary approach.  The record, which was produced by Mike Paxman (Asia, Status Quo), also introduces bassist Dave Rimmer, who joined the band last summer after the untimely death of long time member, Trevor Bolder.
          

Says Box of his late friend, Bolder: "We lost a world class bass player, singer, songwriter and friend. While Trevor was ill, he wanted us to continue working, so we used a bass player called Dave Rimmer, who Trevor approved of.  It was only natural that Dave carried on with the band."
          

After major tours of Europe, Scandinavia, Russia and South America, upon the release of Outsider, Uriah Heep will launch a world tour that will take in many continents as the band promotes the new album to an eager international audience.
          

Formed in London in 1969 by guitarist Mick Box and late singer David Byron as "Spice", the group evolved into Uriah Heep (the name was taken from a character in Charles Dickens' novel David Copperfield) when they began conceptualizing the first record.  The album Very 'eavy, Very 'umble, launched the band's distinct sound in 1970, one that was built around layered harmony vocals, swirling keyboards, and heavy guitar riffs. Current lead singer Bernie Shaw and keyboardist Phil Lanzon have been ever present since the mid 1980s, and drummer Russell Gilbrook joined Uriah Heep in 2007.
            

The band's repertoire features hits over five decades from the 70s through to the present day including tracks such as; "Gypsy", " Easy Livin'", "July Morning", "Look At Yourself", "Stealin'" and "Lady in Black", which went to #1 in Germany on three different occasions, and once stayed at #1 for 6 months.  They have gone on to sell 40 million records, and have toured globally for 5 decades, visiting no less than 56 countries, headlining numerous festivals and arena tours, including being the first western rock band to play Russia, in 1987. Founder Mick Box has remained throughout.
          
Track listing for Outsider:

Speed Of Sound, One Minute, The Law, The Outsider, Rock The Foundation, Is Anybody Gonna Help Me?, Looking At You, Can't Take That Away, Jessie, Kiss The Rainbow, Say Goodbye
 
Preorder URIAH HEEP- the Outsider at: http://www.smarturl.it/heepoutsideramazon
 
For all things URIAH HEEP, please visit: www.uriah-heep.com
 
Follow URIAH HEEP on Twitter: @uriah_heep

MOTÖRHEAD is BACK - First Performances Since August 2013 Kick Off to an Electrifying Start!

 
Rocked to a SOLD OUT Club Nokia on Friday & Coachella on Sunday


 
Undisputed rock n' roll legends MOTÖRHEAD kicked off their first live performances since August 2013 with an electrifying bang this past weekend - performing to completely packed, sold out crowds on Friday at Club Nokia in Los Angeles and on Sunday at Coachella.

MOTÖRHEAD performed 15 songs on Friday, including top tracks 'Ace of Spades' and 'Overkill', with Slash joining in (see below for some fantastic photos from the set). The exciting set included tracks encompassing the band's career; including a track from the band's new album Aftershock.

 
As mentioned above, not only did MOTÖRHEAD bring down the house at Club Nokia, but then turned right around to rock the sold out crowd at Coachella on Sunday! "Legendary London heavy metal band MOTÖRHEAD, with special guest Slash, got the devil horns approval of fans on Sunday at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival," states Wes Woods of the Los Angeles Daily News. In a Twitter post, Billboard adds, "MOTÖRHEAD, who have already pummeled the crowd with the heaviest riffs heard all weekend, welcome Guns N' Roses guitar god Slash to the stage for a balls to the walls rendition of "Ace of Spades." Any marbles Coachella had left are instantly lost."

 
Apparently MOTÖRHEAD out-rocked other bands, even way across the festival grounds! According to Yahoo Music, "The roaring riffs of Slash and MOTÖRHEAD axeman Phil Campbell could be heard all the way across Coachella's vast polo field, practically bleeding over into Arcade Fire's Main Stage revue."

 
MOTÖRHEAD will continue to perform throughout April, including another Coachella performance on April 20th. Other stops include Chandler, AZ, Las Vegas, NV, and San Francisco, CA.

 
MOTÖRHEAD Spring Performance Dates:

4/15 Chandler, AZ @ Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino

4/17 Las Vegas, NV @ Pearl Concert Theater

4/18 San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theatre

4/20 Indio, CA @ Coachella

ENTHRONED, LOUDWIRE STREAM UPCOMING ALBUM "SOVEREIGNS"

10th studio album out April 15 on Agonia Records


 
BELGIUM - Belgium's leading black metal force, Enthroned, has teamed up with Loudwire to stream the band's 10th studio album, Sovereigns, before it drops next week. Stream Sovereigns in its entirety here: http://loudwire.com/enthroned-sovereigns-exclusive-album-stream/.

 
Sovereigns will hit stores on April 15 via Agonia Records and can be pre-ordered now on iTunes at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/sovereigns/id839092053 or in digipack CD, black vinyl, bone-white vinyl with green splatter limited to 100 hand numbered copies and exclusive BOX CD limited to 333 hand numbered copies (including: the new album released in exclusive jewel case edition, embroidered patch, flag and a lighter with band's logo) via the Agonia web-store at: https://www.agoniarecords.com/index.php?pos=shop&lang=en.

The follow up to the critically acclaimed, Obsidium (2012), Sovereigns was recorded and mixed in Enthroned's own studio, Blackout Multimedia. The band's 10th album drifts from sonic blast beats to oppressive slower parts, melds together aggressive shredding with forceful riffs, and blends satanic whispers with Nornagest's trademark vocals. The release also welcomes a new drummer, Menthor, in the place of Garghuf and a new rhythm guitarist, ZarZax.

 
1. Anteloquium
2. Sine Qua Non
3. Of Feathers and Flames
4. Lamp of Invisible Lights
5. Of Shrines and Sovereigns
6. The Edge of Agony
7. Divine Coagulation
8. Baal al-Maut
9. Nerxiarxin Mahathallah

 
Stay tuned for more information on Enthroned and Sovereigns, out next week on Agonia Records.

 
Enthroned is...


Nornagest - lead vocals & lead guitar
Phorgath - bass
Neraath - lead guitar
Menthor - drums
ZarZax - rhythm guitar

 
Enthroned online...


www.facebook.com/Frater.Silurian

www.agoniarecords.com

www.facebook.com/agoniarecords

MOTÖRHEAD's Lemmy Kilmister Makes the Official Coin Toss at Last Weekend's LA KISS AFL Game in Front of 14,000+ Fans!

 
Catch Slash Jamming a Few Tracks with MOTÖRHEAD this Friday, April 11th at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, CA & at Coachella on 4/13 & 4/20



Legendary MOTÖRHEAD frontman Lemmy Kilmister was busy last weekend making a very unique local appearance at the home opener for the LA KISS AFL football team at the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA - taking part in the official coin toss! There were over 14,000 fans in attendance to see the LA KISS take on the Portland Thunder. Steel Panther played the halftime show with Nita Strauss of the Iron Maidens as the guest guitarist! See above for a shot of Lemmy as he prepared for the coin toss with a referee and several AFL players.


MOTÖRHEAD have confirmed select performances this spring, including two stops at Coachella on April 13th and April 20th. Other stops include Los Angeles, CA, Chandler, AZ, Las Vegas, NV, and San Francisco, CA.

 
**This just in - the one and only Slash will jam on a few tracks with MOTÖRHEAD at their Los Angeles date this Friday, as well as both Coachella dates!

 
MOTÖRHEAD Spring Performance Dates:

4/11 Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia

4/13 Indio, CA @ Coachella

4/15 Chandler, AZ @ Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino

4/17 Las Vegas, NV @ Pearl Concert Theater

4/18 San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theatre

4/20 Indio, CA @ Coachella

 
MOTÖRHEAD is taking part in Record Store Day 2014 in a big way - offering a must-have collectible item! The band is releasing a limited and numbered special edition Aftershock picture disc vinyl, exclusively for Record Store Day on April 19th. The 180-gram picture discs are limited to 4,500 units worldwide and are individually numbered. Go to www.recordstoreday.com to find a participating Record Store Day store near you.

 
Catch MOTÖRHEAD performing with Megadeth and Anthrax on the first annual MOTÖRHEAD's Motörboat cruise onboard the Carnival Ecstasy from September 22-26, 2014. In addition to these three rock giants, "The Loudest Boat In The World" will also feature performances from Zakk Wylde, Jim Breuer, Danko Jones, Fireball Ministry, Wilson, and some big surprises. More bands are set to be announced soon. Tickets for MOTÖRHEAD's Motörboat, as well as full details and cabin pricing, are on sale now at www.MotorheadCruise.com.

 
MOTÖRHEAD's Aftershock did not only act as another stellar addition to the band's legendary catalog, but is widely regarded as one of the best musical releases of 2013. Aftershock marked MOTÖRHEAD's biggest selling first week and highest US chart debut numbers to date. You can order Aftershock now in Limited Edition Digipack format via Amazon.com. The album is also available in regular CD format and vinyl (gatefold - 180-Gram Single LP).


Learn more about MOTORHEAD at these websites:

 
Official Lemmy Facebook: www.facebook.com/OfficialLemmy

Official MOTORHEAD Facebook: www.facebook.com/OfficialMotorhead

Official MOTORHEAD Twitter: @MyMotorhead

Official MOTÖRHEAD Website: www.imotorhead.com

TWO HEADED CHEETAH TOUR KICKS OFF THIS WEEK
Punk Legend Cheetah Chrome Tours With Streetwalkin' Cheetahs

Cheetah Chrome is a founding member of Rocket From The Tombs, The Dead Boys and The Batusis (with Sylvain Sylvain of the New York Dolls) and an acclaimed author.


Two Headed Cheetah Tour Kicks Off April 3rd Through April 12th
San Diego, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Bay Area


April 2, 2014 (Nashville, TN) -- Two Headed Cheetah Tour featuring Cheetah Chrome and Streetwalkin Cheetahs kicks off this week. Limited press passes available to writers, photographers and members of the media. To place requests please contact Fly PR immediately.

Cheetah Chrome is touring in support of his recently released 7-song EP titled, Solo (Plowboy Records). The CD includes cuts from a 1996 recording session produced by Genya Ravan (with executive producer Hilly Kristal) and from a Nashville session in 2010 featuring Sylvain Sylvain (New York Dolls), Lez Warner (The Cult), and Sean Koos (Joan Jett and The Blackhearts).

Cheetah Chrome Tour Itinerary (all dates may be subject to change):
Thursday, April 3rd
at Soda Bar in San Diego, CA
https://sodabarmusic.frontgatetickets.com/event/29go3funiyv85zqz

Friday, April 4th
at Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, CA
http://www.whiskyagogo.com/site/event/6940/

Saturday, April 5th
at M-15 Concerts in Corona, CA
http://www.m15concerts.com/events/streetwalkin-cheetahs/

Sunday, April 6th -- BOOK READING
at Stories, Books and Cafe
in Echo Park / Los Angeles
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cheetah Chrome will read from his autobiography, A Dead Boys Tale
(Bruce Duff and Frank Meyer of Streetwalkin Cheetahs will also read from their respective books)
acoustic set follows reading
http://www.storiesla.com/

Thursday, April 10th
at Dive Bar in Las Vegas, NV
http://www.ticketfly.com/event/516419-street-walking-cheattahs-las-vegas/

Friday, April 11th
at Blank Club in San Jose, CA
doors 8pm // $12 adv or $15 DOS
http://www.theblankclub.com/calendar.html

Saturday, April 12th
at Thee Parkside in San Francisco
time 9pm // $12 // 21+
http://www.theeparkside.com/event/164788

The Meatmen "Savage Sagas" coming on May 27
from Self Destructo Records
The Legendary Punk Act Releases Their First New Studio Album
In Nearly 20 Years
 
Stream "Dinosaur" now at DECIBE
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The Meatmen's first new album of original hits in 19 years entitled, Savage Sagas is scheduled to be released on May 27, 2014 to at long-last satisfy the sick, mean spirited, and carnal musical desires of their patient and unyielding fan base of 'Meatheads.' Preorder HERE now.

For the uninitiated or musically bereft, The Meatmen are a legacy hardcore combo from Detroit that originated in Lansing, MI in 1979. A rotating lineup, that has formerly featured members of Minor Threat, Negative Approach and The Necros, and fronted by hardcore's original funny-man, Tesco Vee. With notoriously politically incorrect song titles like "I Sin for a Living," and "Crippled Children Suck," The Meatmen have left a considerable skid mark on the world of punk rock, hardcore and have influenced acts the likes of Turbonegro, Ween and Mr. Bungle, along with notable fans ranging from Debbie Harry to renowned best-selling author Stephen King.

The Meatmen are the brainchild of the "Dutch Hercules," Tesco Vee, (founder of the iconic Touch and Go Records / Punk Zine), who was a key player in the development of the Midwest hardcore scene - along with stalwarts such as Negative Approach, The Necros, Die Kruezen and The Pagans. Touch and Go: The Complete Hardcore Punk Zine '79-'83 (Released in 2010) is now in it's third pressing through Bazillion Points publishing.

Savage Sagas is the first collection of original recordings from the band since 1995's Pope on a Rope, and is sure to destroy the collective consciousness of discriminating long time loyalists, and garner legions of new converts to the bands inimitable bent and twisted musical stylings. Song titles include, "Dinosaur," "Pissed Hot for Weed," and "The Ballad of Stinky Penis."

Slated to hit the streets on May 27 on deluxe limited-edition gatefold album, and a standard issue album, and CD, via Self Destructo Records. The album will also be available on most digital platforms.

Summer tour announcement to follow including fests and special appearances to support the album's release. High-res press photos are available HERE.

http://www.tescovee.com/
http://www.selfdestructorecords.com/
https://www.facebook.com/TheMeatmen
https://www.facebook.com/SelfDestructoRecords
Twitter: @tescovee666 / @SLFDSTRCTORECS

TOUR DATES

Sat. May 17  -  Detroit, MI  @  Small's

Fri. May 23  -  Denver, CO  @  Marquis Theatre

Sun. May 25  -  Las Vegas, NV  @  Punk Rock Bowling

Tue. May 27  -  Phoenix, AZ  @  Yucca Tap Room

Thu. May 29  -  San Diego, CA  @  Soda Bar (w/ Black Fag)

Fri. May 30  -  Los Angeles, CA  @  Baldwin Park Vets Hall  (w/ Black Fag)

Sat. May 31  -  Long Beach, CA  @  Alex's Bar  (w/ Black Fag)

Thu. June 5  -  Portland, OR  @  Branx  (w/ SNFU)

Fri. June 6  -  Seattle, WA  @  El Corazon  (w/ SNFU)

Sat. June 7  -  Spokane, WA  @  The Hop

Fri. June 27  -  Chicago, IL  @  Reggie's (w/ ANTiSEEN)

LITA FORD AWARDED "CERTIFIED LEGEND AWARD"

2nd ANNUAL ROCK AGAINST MS BENEFIT CONCERT MAJOR SUCCESS

HOLLYWOOD, CA (March 31, 2014) - Iconic guitarist of  The Runaways and Shred Queen Lita Ford was awarded by Guitar Player Magazine the Certified Legend Award as the first female shredder March 26th at the Rock Against MS Benefit concert. Guitar Player Editor in Chief Michael Molenda and staff recognized Lita Ford as a ground breaking inspiration for girls AND boys who want to express themselves through guitar. "It has been many hurdles I've had to jump over in a 40 year span to get this award'' explains Lita Ford. "Breaking ground as the first woman of ROCK, I waited a life time for this recognition - Thank You Guitar Player and Mike Molenda." This award was Inspired by Chet Atkins' phrase "Certified Guitar Player"-and typically bestowed at NAMM during Muriel Anderson's All-Star Guitar Night-this award debuted in 2003 with Les Paul as the first recipient. Since then, GP has honored Duane Eddy, Nokie Edwards, Dick Dale, Larry Carlton, Tommy Emmanuel, Mike Stern, Lee Ritenour, Robben Ford, Joe Perry, and others. Now Lita Ford is a name added to the big league of Legends.

 

The 2nd Annual Rock Against MS concert on March 26 at the Whisky A Go-Go, sold-out again - raising over $17k. This marks another amazing All-Star concert bringing awareness to the public as well as raising funds to finish the newly formed non-profit, Rock Against MS Foundation that will help Multiple Sclerosis sufferers and their families with assistance "now". "The build-up of the foundation to fully function is coming together well, as the paperwork takes time for approvals," explains Nancy B. Sayle, Founder and PPMS sufferer. "It has some way to go still, as we are at the start of the journey. The resources are slim for us MSer's and I want to help people cheat it. MS people need to feel as normal as possible, while getting help and comfort both emotionally and monetarily for daily care, holistic healing and in times of emergency needs."

 

In its finishing stages, the ROCK AGAINST MS FOUNDATION will provide services from a three (3) grant resource system, which will provide daily care, quality of life needs and emergency funding, while assisting people with multiple sclerosis (MS) to live independent and full lives. Additionally, a brick and mortar facility we will call THE ROCK HOUSE is in the planning stages, and will provide free of charge, multiple programs and opportunities designed to heal the mind, body and spirit of all those whose lives have been affected by MS.

 

For more information about the above go to www.litafordonline.com or www.facebook.com/litaofficial

 

www.facebook.com/rockagainstmsfoundation

Thrash Legends EXODUS Issue First Studio Update!

 
On Tour with SLAYER and SUICIDAL TENDENCIES in May 2014 + Rock On The Range + Heavy Montreal

 

San Francisco's veteran thrashers EXODUS have entered a studio in Northern California with producer Andy Sneap to record their eleventh studio album. Guitarist and songwriter Gary Holt has issued the following update:


 

"We are well into drum tracks; everything is going super smooth and Tom [Hunting] is just killing it! Best drum sound this band has ever laid down - sounds just simply pummeling! Only one more song and some B sides to go, then we go through things and make sure everything is up to par, and then time for guitars! Can't wait to add the crunch to these monsters. This is gonna be so goddamned heavy it ain't even funny! We couldn't be more stoked and pleased with how this record is coming along! Bludgeoning!"

 

EXODUS performed at Kirk Von Hammett's Fear FestEviL in San Francisco in early February. This May, they'll play six shows as direct support to Slayer with openers SUICIDAL TENDENCIES before joining Guns N' Roses, Avenged Sevenfold, and Kid Rock at this year's Rock On The Range festival. On August 10th, EXODUS will perform at Heavy Montreal at Parc Jean-Deapeau in Montreal, QC with Slayer, Lamb of God, Hatebreed and more.

 

EXODUS US TOUR with SLAYER, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES:

5/9 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Great Salt Air

5/10 - Denver, CO @ The Fillmore Auditorium

5/11 - Billings, MT @ Shrine Auditorium

5/13 - Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater

5/15 - St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant

5/16 - Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom

5/17 - Columbus, OH @ Columbus Crew Stadium - Rock on the Range

8/10 - Montreal, QC @ Parc Jean-Drapeau - Heavy Montreal

 

EXODUS INTERNATIONAL DATES:

7/11 - Balingen, Germany @ Bang Your Head Festival

7/12 - Antwerp, Belgium @ Antwerp Metal Festival

8/16 - Bogota, Columbia @ Rock al Parque

ROCK LEGEND ACE FREHLEY SIGNS
WORLDWIDE MULTI ALBUM DEAL WITH
ENTERTAINMENT ONE MUSIC
 
"SPACE INVADER," FIRST NEW ALBUM
IN FIVE YEARS, AVAILABLE ON 6/24/14
 
FREHLEY TO BE INDUCTED INTO ROCK
AND ROLL HALL OF FAME AND
TO APPEAR AT THE REVOLVER GOLDEN
GODS AWARDS IN APRIL


(New York, NY) - 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee  ACE FREHLEY will release SPACE INVADER, his first new solo album in five years, via Entertainment One Music (eOne Music) on June 24th, 2014. The album will include at least nine brand new original songs as well as a cover of Steve Miller's "The Joker."  This album is the first release under Frehley's new universal deal on eOne Music.
 
Frehley has released an official statement surrounding the exciting news:
 
"Life on Earth has been very good to me, and the body of work I've created over the years has withstood the test of time.  Today I see no obstacles before me and my creativity has never been more fine tuned. Growing up in an Alien world has enhanced my senses and allowed me to succeed where others would have failed. The best is yet to come!"
 
Widely known as the original "Space Ace" and founding guitarist for 16 cumulative years (over 2 tenures) of the multi platinum selling rock band KISS, Frehley is demonstrably the most popular original member.  In addition to having the best selling solo album career (vintage or current) among the original foursome, Frehley's self titled Ace Frehley, released in 1978, went on to sell over one million copies, producing the only Top 40 single, "New York Groove," from any of the legendary KISS solo albums; (peaking at #13).   The massive hit was most recently featured in an episode of cult show "Entourage" and was also KISS' second bestselling download in 2012, besting such KISS Army anthems as "I Was Made For Lovin' You," "Beth" and "Calling Dr. Love" even after 36 years.
 
Since departing from KISS, Frehley went on to release four more solo albums and one live EP including his most recent effort, Anomaly in 2009, which debuted at #27 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and received a welcoming response among critics. "'Anomaly' shows why many rock and metal guitarists list 'Space Ace' as a prime six-string influence," said Rolling Stone.
 
ACE FREHLEY will participate in the 2014 REVOLVER GOLDEN GODS AWARDS show by presenting the Dimebag Darrell "Best Guitarist" Award alongside label-mate Zakk Wylde. The awards show will take place on April 23, 2014 at the CLUB NOKIA Theater in Los Angeles. Tickets are on sale now!
 
Frehley adds comment.
 
 "It's exciting to finally be part of the Golden Gods, awards and an honor to be part of any Dimebag memorial award.  He was a friend, and I know everyone misses him, as do I."

Rolling Stone Premieres New MOTÖRHEAD Lyric Video for 'Crying Shame'

 
Catch MOTÖRHEAD Performing Near You this Summer - Including Two Days at Coachella

 
Set Sail on MOTÖRHEAD's Motörboat - September 22-26, 2014



Before heading out on their busy 2014 festival circuit, MOTORHEAD is giving fans in North America something to cheer about! Today, MOTÖRHEAD is teaming up with Rolling Stone to premiere their brand new lyric video for the track 'Crying Shame'. Check out the impressive and engaging video here, only via RollingStone.com.

 
MOTÖRHEAD have confirmed select performances this spring, including two stops at Coachella on April 13th and April 20th. Other stops include Los Angeles, CA, Chandler, AZ, Las Vegas, NV, and San Francisco, CA. See below for a full listing of dates.

 
MOTÖRHEAD Spring Performance Dates:

4/11 Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia

4/13 Indio, CA @ Coachella

4/15 Chandler, AZ @ Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino

4/17 Las Vegas, NV @ Pearl Concert Theater

4/18 San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theatre

4/20 Indio, CA @ Coachella

 
Also, make sure to catch MOTÖRHEAD performing with Megadeth and Anthrax on the first annual MOTÖRHEAD's Motörboat cruise onboard the Carnival Ecstasy from September 22-26, 2014. In addition to these three rock giants, "The Loudest Boat In The World" will also feature performances from Zakk Wylde, Jim Breuer, Danko Jones, Fireball Ministry, Wilson, and some big surprises. More bands are set to be announced soon. Tickets for MOTÖRHEAD's Motörboat, as well as full details and cabin pricing, are on sale now at www.MotorheadCruise.com.

 
Vote for MOTÖRHEAD now in the Loudwire Classic Cage Match! 'Ace of Spades' is taking on AC/DC's 'Back In Black'. Show 'em who's boss and vote MOTÖRHEAD! Also, Ultimate Classic Rock is running a March Riff Madness semifinals match which also includes 'Ace of Spades', so vote MOTÖRHEAD here.

 
MOTÖRHEAD's Aftershock did not only act as another stellar addition to the band's legendary catalog, but is widely regarded as one of the best musical releases of 2013. Aftershock marked MOTÖRHEAD's biggest selling first week and highest US chart debut numbers to date. You can order Aftershock now in Limited Edition Digipack format via Amazon.com at this link. The album is also available in regular CD format and vinyl (gatefold - 180-Gram Single LP).

 
Make sure to also pick up your copy of the Ronnie James Dio tribute compilation This Is Your Life, which features the track 'Starstruck' covered by MOTÖRHEAD with Biff Byford of Saxon. The compilation hits stores on April 1, 2014 via Rhino, but you can reserve your digital copy now via iTunes here, or physical via Amazon here.

 
Learn more about MOTORHEAD at these websites:

 
Official Lemmy Facebook: www.facebook.com/OfficialLemmy

Official MOTORHEAD Facebook: www.facebook.com/OfficialMotorhead

Official MOTORHEAD Twitter: @MyMotorhead

Official MOTÖRHEAD Website: www.imotorhead.com

Rolling Stone Exclusively Premieres METALLICA's "Ronnie Rising Medley",

Appearing on the RONNIE JAMES DIO "This Is Your Life" Compilation

Pre-Order via iTunes Includes Instant Free Download of "Starstruck" by MOTÖRHEAD + Biff Byford of SAXON

The 3rd Annual Awards Gala in Hollywood, CA Raises in Excess of $90,000 for Cancer Research and Education

"This Is Your Life" Celebrates the Life and Legacy of Ronnie James Dio With Covers of his Greatest Songs from Rainbow, Black Sabbath, and Dio

Available April 1, 2014 via Rhino



Everyone loves a medley, and Metallica put together one of the best! The 'Ronnie Rising Medley', which features tracks 'A Light In The Black', 'Tarot Woman', 'Stargazer', 'Kill The King', is available for streaming now exclusively via Rolling Stone. The 'Ronnie Rising Medley' appears on the upcoming Ronnie James Dio This Is Your Life compilation, available April 1, 2014 via Rhino in physical and digital versions. Take an early listen and also read the accompanying exclusive interview with Metallica, only at RollingStone.com.


To celebrate Dio's life, an all-star group of his friends and fans recorded 13 of their favorite tracks for the This Is Your Life tribute album in order to raise funds for the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund (www.diocancerfund.org). This non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable fund, which is dedicated to supporting cancer-prevention research, raising awareness and educating the public about the vital importance of early detection and prevention, was co-founded by Dio's longtime manager and wife, Wendy Dio. 100% of the monies received from this album by the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund goes directly into cancer research.


Produced by Wendy Dio, widow of Ronnie James Dio and Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund President/Founder,  This Is Your Life includes contributions by such metal heavyweights as Metallica, Scorpions, Anthrax, Glenn Hughes and Rob Halford, as well as appearances by many of the musicians who performed with Dio over the years. See below for a full tracklisting, chock full of covers by today's most stellar classic, heavy metal and hard rock artists!

 
The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund hosted its 3rd annual Awards Gala on Monday, March 17th at the Avalon nightclub in Hollywood, CA, and raised in excess of $90,000 for cancer research and education. Thank you to all who attended and donated!

 
The event doubled as a special preview of This is Your Life, two weeks prior to its release. Several artists who appear on the album not only attended the gala, but performed their individual cover tracks - among them Halestorm and Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) - and awards were presented to distinguished honorees for their contributions to spreading awareness of Fund's important work. The red carpet was star-studded, with appearances from Lita Ford, Dimebagz Hag Rita, Jack Russell of Great White, Duff McKagan, Mike Orlando of Adrenaline Mob, Scott Ian and Pearl Aday, Nik Kai, Vinny Appice, Rudy Sarzo, Tim "Ripper" Owens, and more.

 
Awards named after songs written by Ronnie James Dio were presented to the following honorees:

 

* Stand Up and Shout Award-Kevin Gore, President & CEO, Rhino Entertainment

 

* Man on the Silver Mountain Award-Rob Halford, Metal God

 

* Rainbow in the Dark Award-Larry Morand, Producer, Monsters of Rock Cruise

 

* King of Rock 'n Roll Award-Tim Carhart, Artist Relations Manager, ESP Guitars

 

* Master of the Moon Award-Greg Fidelman, Recording Engineer/Producer

 

This year, the Long Live Rock and Roll Award, which is a special award presented by Wendy Dio, actually went to four Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund supporters for their extraordinary efforts on behalf of the organization.  The awards were presented to record producer Jay Ruston for his help with the Adrenaline Mob, Anthrax, Corey Taylor/Christian Martucci/Satchel/Jason Christopher/Roy Mayorga and Oni Logan/Rowan Robertson/Jimmy Bain/Brian Tichy tracks on the tribute album; photographer, Gene Kirkland, for his tireless efforts on behalf the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund and the Dio organization; Stephanie Taylor, wife and manager of Corey Taylor for her help with rallying the artists for this year's Gala; and to illustrator, Mark Sasso, for his help in creating the dynamic cover of the This Is Your Life tribute album.

 
Special live performances of songs from the album included:

 
-"I" - Oni Logan, Rowan Robertson, Mike Orlando, Jimmy Bain & Brian Tichy

-"Straight Through the Heart" - Halestorm

-"Stargazer" - Ripper, Oni, Mike Orlando, Craig Goldy, Bjorn Englen, Simon Wright & Scott Warren

-"Rainbow in the Dark" - Corey Taylor, Christian Martucci, Scott Ian, Jason Christopher & Roy Mayorga

-"Neon Knights" - Corey Taylor, Christian Martucci, Scott Ian, Duff McKagan & Roy Mayorga

 An all-star performance of Dio's 'Stand Up and Shout' featuring most of the artists participating concluded the evening's proceedings.  Silent and live auctions raised additional funds.  Concert promoter and Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund board member Danny Zelisko acted as emcee. 

Forthcoming ALICE COOPER Doc Opera "SUPER DUPER ALICE COOPER" -

Premiering at Tribeca Film Festival on April 17, 2014

 
250+ Theatrical Screenings to Follow, Beginning April 30, 2014 in the United States

 
Watch The Official Trailer Here: http://youtu.be/65LiL6R9L3I

 
As announced earlier this month, the upcoming official ALICE COOPER documentary, Super Duper Alice Cooper, will premiere at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival and will hit theaters nationwide beginning April 30, 2014. Super Duper Alice Cooper will officially premiere on April 17, 2014 and is presented by Banger Films, in association with Eagle Rock Entertainment, and distributed to theaters and venues by SpectiCast (As The Palaces Burn, Aerosmith: Rock for the Rising Sun, Morrissey 25: Live).


Catch this special "doc opera" at a theater or venue near you! Super Duper Alice Cooper will screen in over 250 U.S. cinemas and venues following the premiere (see below for a full listing). As mentioned previously, a special pre-recorded "Keep Calm & Just Ask Alice" Q&A and welcome from Alice will be included exclusively with each screening.

 
See below for a current list of U.S. theatrical and venue screenings, sorted by their original screening date. Several of the mentioned theaters and venues will show multiple screenings of Super Duper Alice Cooper, so make sure to check your local listings for more information.

 
UPCOMING SUPER DUPER ALICE COOPER U.S. SCREENINGS:

 
4/30:

CITY:                         THEATER/VENUE:

Fairfax, VA                 Angelika Mosaic

Dallas, TX                   Angelika Film Dallas

Plano, TX                    Angelika Film Plano

San Diego, CA             Gaslamp 15

Honolulu, HI               Ward Stadium 16

Sacramento, CA           Tower Theatre

La Mesa, CA                Grossmont Center 10

Rohnert Park, CA        Rohnert Park 16

Bakersfield, CA           Valley Plaza 16

New York, NY            Village East

Manville, NJ                Manville 12-Plex

Murrieta, CA                Cal Oaks 17

Cleveland, OH             Capitol Theatre

Cleveland, OH             Shaker Square Cinemas

Pittsburgh, PA              Southside Works Cinema

Peoria, AZ                   Arrowhead Fountains 18

Oklahoma City, OK     Bricktown 16

Chandler, AZ               Chandler Fashion 20

Moreno Valley, CA     Moreno Valley 16

Denver, CO                 Northfield 18

Phoenix, AZ                Scottsdale 101

Arlington, MA             Regent Theatre

Claremont, CA             Claremont 5

North Hollywood, CA NoHo 7

Pasadena, CA              Playhouse 7

Amherst, NY               The Screening Room Inc.

Chestnut Hill, MA        Showcase SuperLux

Millbury, MA               Blackstone Valley 14 Cinema de Lux

Dedham, MA               Showcase Cinema de Lux Legacy Place

Bridgeport, CT             Showcase Cinemas Bridgeport

White Plains, NY         City Center 15: Cinema De Lux

Whitestone, NY           College Point Multiplex Cinemas

Edgewater, NJ              Edgewater Multiplex Cinemas

Farmingdale, NY         Farmingdale Multiplex Cinemas

Holtsville, NY              Island 16: Cinema De Lux

Lowell, MA                 Showcase Cinemas Lowell

Foxboro, MA               Showcase Cinema de Lux Patriot Place

Providence, RI             Providence Place Cinemas 16

Springdale, OH            Springdale 18: Cinema De Lux

Warwick, RI                Showcase Cinemas Warwick

Randolph, MA             Showcase Cinema de Lux Randolph

Revere, MA                 Showcase Cinema de Lux Revere

Elmsford, NY              Greenburgh Multiplex Cinemas

Yonkers, NY               Showcase Cinema de Lux Ridge Hill

Bonita Springs, FL       Prado Stadium 12

 

5/1: 

CITY:                         THEATER/VENUE:

San Francisco, CA       Balboa Theatre

Cincinnati, OH             Esquire Theatre

Columbus, OH             Gateway Film Center

Sparta, NJ                    Digiplex Sparta

Mechanicsburg, PA      Digiplex Mechanicsburg

Camp Hill, PA             Digiplex Camp Hill

Williamsport, PA         Digiplex Williamsport

Bloomsburg, PA          Digiplex Bloomsburg

Selinsgrove, PA           Digiplex Selinsgrove

Reading, PA                 Digiplex Fairgrounds

Solon, OH                    Digiplex Solon Cinema 16

Surprise, AZ                Digiplex Surprise Pointe 14

Bloomfield, CT            Digiplex Bloomfield

Lisbon, CT                   Digiplex Lisbon

Torrington, CT             Digiplex CINEROM Torrington

Temecula, CA              Digiplex Temecula Tower 10

Apple Valley, CA        Digiplex Apple Valley 14

Bonsall, CA                 Digiplex River Village

Oceanside, CA             Digiplex Mission Marketplace 13

Poway, CA                  Digiplex Poway 10

Westfield, NJ               Digiplex Rialto Westfield

San Rafael, CA            California Film Institute

 

5/2: 

CITY:                         THEATER/VENUE:

Phoenix, AZ                FilmBar

 

5/7:

CITY:                         THEATER/VENUE:

Athens, OH                  Athena Grand

 

5/13:

CITY:                         THEATER/VENUE:

Tuscon, AZ                  The Loft Cinema

 

5/19:

CITY:                         THEATER/VENUE:

Bridgeport, CT             Bijou Theatre

 

 

 

Nine Inch Nails And Soundgarden Announce Summer Co-Headline Tour - Amphitheater Tour To Visit 23 Cities Throughout North America -

- Tickets Go On Sale To Public Beginning Friday, March 21 Through The Live Nation Mobile App and At LiveNation.com -


LOS ANGELES, March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden are teaming up for a North American tour that will kick off on Saturday, July 19, at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, NV. The co-headline run, presented by Live Nation, is their first outing together and will include shows at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO (July 21), the Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre in Wantagh, NY (August 1) and the Hollywood Bowl in Hollywood, CA (August 25). Both bands will play full sets nightly. Special guest Death Grips will open on most dates.

Tickets for the tour will go on sale to the public Friday, March 21, through the Live Nation mobile app and at www.livenation.com. See below for itinerary. The fan pre-sale begins today at noon local time at www.nin.com and www.soundgardenworld.com, with additional pre-sales going live on Tuesday, March 18.

NINE INCH NAILS & SOUNDGARDEN CO-HEADLINE TOUR

All dates, cities and venues below subject to change.

7/19*
   

Las Vegas, NV
   

Planet Hollywood

7/21*
   

Morrison, CO
   

Red Rocks Amphitheatre

7/24
   

Tinley Park, IL
   

First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

7/26*
   

Clarkston, MI
   

DTE Energy Music Theatre

7/27
   

Toronto, ON
   

Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

7/29*
   

Mansfield, MA
   

XFINITY Center

7/30*
   

Camden, NJ
   

Susquehanna Bank Center

8/1*
   

Wantagh, NY
   

Nikon at Jones Beach Theater

8/2*
   

Holmdel, NJ
   

PNC Bank Arts Center

8/4*
   

Bristow, VA
   

Jiffy Lube Live

8/5*
   

Virginia Beach, VA
   

Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach

8/7*
   

Charlotte, NC
   

PNC Music Pavilion

8/8*
   

Atlanta, GA
   

Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood

8/10*
   

West Palm Beach, FL
   

Cruzan Amphitheatre

8/11*
   

Tampa, FL
   

MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre

8/14*
   

Austin, TX
   

Austin360 Amphitheater

8/16*   
   

Woodlands, TX
   

Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

8/17*
   

Dallas, TX
   

Gexa Energy Pavilion

8/19*
   

Albuquerque, NM
   

Isleta Amphitheater

8/21*
   

Chula Vista, CA
   

Sleep Train Amphitheatre

8/22*
   

Irvine, CA
   

Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

8/24*
   

Mountain View, CA
   

Shoreline Amphitheatre

8/25*
   

Los Angeles, CA
   

Hollywood Bowl

* - Death Grip supporting

THE EXPLOITED Releases Live Video for 'The Massacre'

 
UK Punk legends THE EXPLOITED are set to release the Special Editions of Beat The Bastards, Fuck The System and The Massacre on March 14th 2014 via Nuclear Blast.

 
The releases are being re-issued with a raft of bonus content, including a bonus DVD of live footage (Beat The Bastards) and bonus tracks (Fuck The System & The Massacre).


Fans can watch the live version of "The Massacre", taken from the bonus footage on the DVD that comes with the album, over on 

the official website of the German Metal Hammer now: http://www.metal-hammer.de/video-audio/premieren/article551779


The track listings for the three albums read as follows:

Beat The Bastards
LIMITED DIGIPACK CD/DVD
1. Beat The Bastards
2. Affected By Them
3. Don't Blame Me
4. Law For The Rich
5. System Fucked Up
6. They Lie
7. If You're Sad
8. Fight Back
9. Massacre Of Innocents
10. Police TV
11. Sea Of Blood
12. Fifteen Years
13. Serial Killer
Bonus DVD
Live in Sankt Petersburg 2005
1. Let's Start A War
2. The Massacre
3. Dogs Of War
4. Noize Annoys
5. UK '82
6. Lie To Me
7. Dead Cities
8. Chaos Is My life
9. Alternative
10. Troops Of Tomorrow
11. Never Sell Out
12. Drug Squad Man
13. Rival Leaders
14. You're A Fucking Bastard
15. I Believe In Anarchy
16. Holiday In The Sun
17. Fuck The USA
18. Porno Slut
19. Beat The Bastards
20. Fuck The System
21. Daily News
22. Army Life
23. Sex And Violence
24. Punk's Not Dead
25. Was It Me
26. Why Are You Doing This To Me
27. Fightback

LIMITED 180 GM DOUBLE GATEFOLD BLACK VINYL
Side A
1. Beat The Bastards
2. Affected By Them
3. Don't Blame Me
4. Law For The Rich
5. System Fucked Up
Side B
1. They Lie
2. If You're Sad
3. Fightback
4. Massacre Of Innocents
Side C
1. Police TV
2. Sea Of Blood
3. Fifteen Years
4. Serial Killer
Side D (Live Bonus)
1. Let's Start A War
2. The Massacre
3. Dogs Of War
4. Noize Annoys
5. UK '82
6. Lie To Me
7. Dead Cities
8. Chaos Is My Life

 


Fuck The System
LIMITED DIGIPACK CD
1. Fuck The System
2. Fucking Liar
3. Holiday In The Sun
4. You're A Fucking Bastard
5. Lie To Me
6. There Is No Pooint
7. Never Sell Out
8. Noize Annoys
9. I Never Changed
10. Why Are You Doing This To Me
11. Chaos Is My Life
12. Violent Society
13. Was It Me
Bonus Tracks
14. Adding To Their Fears
15. Death Before Dishonour
16. Driving Me Insane
17. Pulling Us Down

LIMITED 180 GM DOUBLE GATEFOLD BLACK VINYL
Side A
1. Fuck The System
2. Fucking Liar
3. Holiday In The Sun
4. You're A Fucking Bastard
Side B
1. Lie To Me
2. There Is No Point
3. Never Sell Out
4. Noize Annoys
5. I Never Changed
Side C
1. Why Are You Doing This To Me
2. Chaos Is My Life
3. Violent Society
4. Was It Me
Side D - Bonus Tracks
1. Adding To Their Fears
2. Death Before Dishonour
3. Drive Me Insane
4. Pulling Us Down

 

The Massacre
LIMITED DIGIPACK CD.
1. The Massacre
2. Sick Bastard
3. Porno Slut
4. Now I'm Dead
5. Boys In Blue
6. Dog Soldier
7. Don't Pay The Poll Tax
8. Fuck Religion
9. About To Die
10. Blown Out Of The Sky
11. Police Shit
12. Stop The Slaughter
Bonus Tracks
13. Barry Prossit
14. Don't Really Care
15. Power Struggle
16. Scaling The Derry Wall

LIMITED 180 GM DOUBLE GATEFOLD BLACK VINYL
Side A
1. The Massacre
2. Sick Bastard
3. Porno Slut
4. Now I'm Dead
5. Boys In Blue
Side B
1. Dog Soldier
2. Don't Pay The Poll Tax
3. Fuck Religion
4. About To Die
Side C
1. Blown Out Of The Sky
2. Police Shit
3. Stop The Slaughter
Side D - Bonus Tracks
1. Barry Prossit
2. Don't Really Care
3. Power Struggle
4. Scaling The Derry Wall
 

Watch the official trailer for the releases: http://youtu.be/fcSoEHllUos  

 
You can pre-order your copy of each reissue, containing extended bonus material, as well as the exclusive bundle at the following link:

http://shop.nuclearblast.com/en/shop/item/groups/51000.1.html?article_group_sort_type_handle=rank&custom_keywords=the%20exploited

 
www.the-exploited.net

MARTY FRIEDMAN TO GUEST ON VH1 CLASSIC'S 'THAT METAL SHOW' THIS WEEKEND
New album 'Inferno' due in May, updated itinerary for European tour with Gus G announced


Renowned guitarist MARTY FRIEDMAN will appear on VH1 Classic's "That Metal Show" -- a hard rock/metal talk show hosted by Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson and Jim Florentine -- airing this Saturday, March 1 at 11 p.m. EST. Other guests include Mick Jones (Foreigner), Leslie West (Mountain) and Lita Ford (The Runaways).

FRIEDMAN, who joined in on the taping from Japan via Skype, gave insight on the discussion: "Of course I talked about my upcoming album, 'Inferno,' but there was another guitarist on the show, and I just had to ask him what I wanted to know ever since I was a kid -- just what the hell was he thinking when he laid down one of the most unorthodox (and cool) solos ever. Hope they don`t edit that part out!" Tune in tomorrow night to find out!

"Inferno" -- scheduled for release on May 27 in North America via Prosthetic Records (May 26 in UK/EU, May 23 in G/A/S & May 21 via Universal in Japan) -- has been declared by FRIEDMAN as "the most intense writing and playing I can do" and marks his first solo album of original material in four years and his first recording in more than a decade that will be released simultaneously worldwide. Recorded in Los Angeles with engineer Chris Rakestraw (Danzig, Children of Bodom) and mixed by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Amon Amarth), "Inferno" will also include several notable guest appearance by musicians that have been influenced by FRIEDMAN's work including Rodrigo y Gabriela, Alexi Laiho (Children of Bodom), Keshav Dhar (Skyharbor) and David Davidson (Revocation). Additional appearances will include collaborations with Shining (NO) mastermind Jørgen Munkeby, rock guru Danko Jones and a songwriting collaboration with Jason Becker, which will mark the first time the pair have written a song together since Cacophony!


"Inferno" Track Listing:
1. Inferno
2. Resin
3. Wicked Panacea (feat. Rodrigo y Gabriela)
4. Steroidhead (feat. Keshav Dhar) (STREAM)
5. I Can't Relax (feat. Danko Jones)
6. Meat Hook (feat. Jørgen Munkeby)
7. Hyper Doom
8. Sociopaths (feat. David Davidson)
9. Lycanthrope (feat. Alexi Laiho & Danko Jones)
10. Undertow
11. Horrors (co-written by Jason Becker)
12. Inferno -reprise-

In addition, FRIEDMAN will support the upcoming release by joining Gus G on tour throughout Europe. Full dates can be found below. Shortly after, he will return to America for his first tour in over a decade.
 
EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
5/1       Tampere, FL - Klubi #
5/2       Helsinki, FL - Nosturi #
5/3       Stockholm, SW - Stockholm Rocks Festival #
5/5       Gothenburg, SW- Tradgarn #
5/6       Malmo, SW - KB #
5/9       Krakow, PL - Lizard King #
5/10      Warsaw, PL - Progreja #
5/12      Munich,DE - Backstage #    
5/14      Hannover, DE - Musixzentrum #
5/15      Essen, DE - Turock #
5/16      Zoetermeer, NL - De Boerderij #
5/17      Hasselt, BE - Muziekodroom #
5/18      Uden, NL - De Pul #
5/20      Savigny Le Temple, FR - L'impriente #
5/21      London, UK - O2 Academy Islington #
5/22      Nuneaton, UK - Queens Hall #
# with Gus G

For tickets and further updates, please visit http://www.martyfriedman.com/

CROWBAR ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM
"Symmetry In Black" Out 5/27/14



(New York, NY) - NOLA riff lords CROWBAR will release an all new full length album entitled "Symmetry in Black" on May 27, 2014. The album will be released in Europe on May 26, 2014 via Century Media Records. Founding vocalist Kirk Windstein provides the following comment,


"We are so proud and excited about what we have accomplished with this record! The focus, determination and attitude in the band is at an all time high. We are 100% ready to get this Juggernaut rolling and never touch the breaks again. CROWBAR will not be stopped!"


"Symmetry in Black" was produced by Kirk Windstein and Duane Simoneaux and was mixed by Josh Wilbur. The new effort will be the latest material from CROWBAR since "Sever The Wicked Hand" was released in 2011.


The new effort will be the tenth studio LP, and also marks the 25th anniversary of the inception of CROWBAR. Windstein continues, "Crowbar is my heart and soul. The music is a part of me that I am extremely proud of. It's an amazing feeling to be putting all of my energy & focus into something that I created 25 years ago! We are extremely excited to release our 10th full length & to bring the riffs to as many people as possible on tour. See you on the road!"


Now that the band has finished recording, they'll head over to the U.K. for a handful of dates with HANG THE BASTARD & DROPBACK.

The band is also confirmed for a handful of European festivals this summer including ROADBURN and BLOODSTOCK. CROWBAR will make a bone-crushing appearance at MARYLAND DEATHFEST in the U.S. as well.

COMBICHRIST

Releases "From My Cold Dead Hands Remixes"
Featuring Ryle, NITRO/NOISE, Darksiderz, and More


We Love You Album out March 25
On Tour This Spring



TRACK LISTING:
1. From My Cold Dead Hands (Album Version)
2. From My Cold Dead Hands (DeathElectro Remix by Ryle)
3. From My Cold Dead Hands (Remixed by NITRO/NOISE)
4. From My Cold Dead Hands (Darksiderz Hardstyle Remix)
5. From My Cold Dead Hands (Monikkr VS Matlin NYC Club Remix).
6. From My Cold Dead Hands (Gavin Reign Remix)
7. From My Cold Dead Hands (Remix by Ginger Fish feat. Disco Death Rock)
8. You Belong To None

As COMBICHRIST gears up for the release of their new album WE LOVE YOU (Out Of Line /Metropolis Records ; March 25, 2014), they are prepping their audience with a remix EP for the searing first single "FROM MY COLD DEAD HANDS" which will be released worldwide on February 28, 2014. Featuring remixes by Ryle, NITRO/NOISE, Darksiderz, Ginger Fish (Rob Zombie, ex-Marilyn Manson) and more (full tracklisting on left), the eight-track EP also includes a non-album song, "You Belong to None". EBM Network has premiered the "DeathElectro Remix by Ryle" and can be heard here: https://soundcloud.com/electro/from-my-cold-dead-hands-by.

"I'm not a politician, and I don't expect my politicians to make music," Combichrist mastermind Andy LaPLegua explains. "However, people are so afraid to say what's on their mind if it's not PC. I believe in the rights to have guns, and I believe in personal freedom."

Combichrist's latest full-length We Love You is 13 tracks of relentless aggression and manic electronica. From the stuttering thump of "Every Day Is War" to the choking-on-glass/buzz-saw aggression of "Satans Propaganda" to the breakneck punk metal of "Love Is A Razorblade", We Love You leaves you gasping for breath.

Combichrist will be touring the world in support of We Love You. The first leg features support from William Control and New Years Day and will kick off in Charlotte, NC on April 3rd. Their critically-hailed live show, last witnessed on US shores at sold out stadiums when they accompanied Rammstein on their North American tour in 2011, will be bigger and more intense than ever.

Upcoming tour dates are below:

COMBICHRIST ON TOUR
4/3 Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
4/4 West Springfield, VA @ Empire
4/5 Philadelphia, PA @ TLA
4/6 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
4/8 Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
4/9 Montreal, QC @ Le National
4/10 Toronto, ON @ Opera House
4/11 Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
4/12 Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theater
4/13 Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
4/15 Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theater
4/16 Des Moines, IA @ Wooly's
4/17 Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
4/18 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
4/19 Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
4/20 Spokane, WA @ The Hop

MARTY FRIEDMAN: FULL 'INFERNO' DETAILS REVEALED
New album to feature guest appearances by Rodrigo y Gabriela, Alexi Laiho, Danko Jones and more; European tour with Gus G to kick off May 1

 
Widely respected as the most influential lead guitarist in thrash metal history, MARTY FRIEDMAN has confirmed the final track listing for "Inferno," his first solo album of original material in four years, and his first recording in more than a decade that will be released worldwide simultaneously.

Due out in late May via PROSTHETIC RECORDS (except in Japan, where the album will be released by Universal Music), "Inferno" -- recorded primarily in Los Angeles with engineer Chris Rakestraw (Danzig, Children of Bodom) and mixed by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Amon Amarth) -- features what FRIEDMAN recently told Guitar World is "the most intense writing and playing I can do." The album also includes notable guest appearances by several artists influenced by FRIEDMAN, including flamenco/metal acoustic guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela, Children of Bodom front man Alexi Laiho, Skyharbor mastermind Keshav Dhar and Revocation guitar whiz David Davidson, as well as FRIEDMAN's first songwriting collaboration with Jason Becker since the pair played together in Cacophony, the pioneering duo of guitar mayhem.

In addition, "Inferno" breaks all genre rules and creates new ones with an exhilarating and musically daring mash-up with Jørgen Munkeby of the acclaimed "blackjazz" act Shining, as well as two tracks featuring vocals by rock guru Danko Jones. Overall, "Inferno" is by far FRIEDMAN's most thrilling and adventurous effort to date.

The full track listing is as follows:
1. Inferno
2. Resin
3. Wicked Panacea (feat. Rodrigo y Gabriela)
4. Steroidhead (feat. Keshav Dhar)
5. I Can't Relax (feat. Danko Jones)
6. Meat Hook (feat. Jørgen Munkeby)
7. Hyper Doom
8. Sociopaths (feat. David Davidson)
9. Lycanthrope (feat. Alexi Laiho & Danko Jones)
10. Undertow
11. Horrors (co-written by Jason Becker)
12. Inferno -reprise-

"Steroidhead" -- hailed by Rolling Stone as a "mix of searing solos and chugging prog-metal riffs" -- was unveiled last month prior to the annual NAMM convention, where FRIEDMAN introduced a new Paul Reed Smith signature series guitar and performed live before capacity crowds at the PRS and Roland/Boss demonstration booths. Check it out here:
Watch the Video


"I'm extremely proud of the work I've done with Cacophony and Megadeth, but I was never interested in looking back or stopping there," FRIEDMAN says. "'Inferno' is the album that fans of my work with those two bands have always wanted me to make. I've finally made it, and completely on my own maniacal terms."

FRIEDMAN will kick off a world tour for "Inferno" in May, when he teams with Gus G for a European tour. Dates are listed below. Soon after, FRIEDMAN will return to America for his first tour of his home country in more than a decade. Stay tuned for further information.

"Inferno" North American street date: May 27, 2014
"Inferno" UK/EU street date: May 26, 2014
"Inferno" G/A/S street date: May 23, 2014
"Inferno" Japanese street date: May 21, 2014

 
         TOUR DATES
5/1       Tampere,FL - Klubi #
5/2       Helsinki, FL - Nosturi #
5/3       Stockholm, SW - Stockholm Rocks Festival #
5/5       Gothenburg, SW- Tradgarn #
5/7       Malmo, SW - KB #
5/9       Krakow, PL - Lizard King #
5/10      Warsaw, PL - Progreja #
5/12      Munich,DE - Backstage #
5/13      Colmar, FR - Grillen #   
5/15      Essen, DE - Turock #
5/16      Zoetermeer, NL - De Boerderij #
5/17      Hasselt, BE - Muziekodroom #
5/18      Uden, NL - De Pul #
5/20      Savigny Le Temple, FR - L'impriente #
5/21      London, UK - O2 Academy Islington #
5/22      Nuneaton, UK - Queens Hall #

# with Gus G.

LIVE AT WACKEN 2012 - The World's Biggest Metal Party on 3 DVD/2 CD!

There's only one WACKEN Open Air. Relive the planet's biggest heavy metal festival in all its glory with LIVE AT WACKEN 2012, avaialble on DVD and CD today in the US and Canada via UDR / Warner / ADA.


 
Buy the CD here: http://amzn.com/B00GM5ZKYS

Buy the DVD here: http://amzn.com/B00GK7MFZU

 
LIVE AT WACKEN 2012 features the best performances, filmed and recorded right there at the Holy Wacken Ground, culminating in a mindblowing headliner set by rock's brightest phenomenon - and regular Wacken guests - Volbeat. 2012's edition saw heavy hitters like Edguy and Testament tearing up the stages, with 75,000 moshing metalheads in attendance. The atmosphere was unique as always, the party legendary - and now you can be there, too!

 
See them welcome Mille Petrozza (Kreator) and Michael Denner (Mercyful Fate) on stage for '7 Shots' and inviting Barney Greenway (Napalm Death) to growl in 'Evelyn', before they launch their classic 'Pool Of Booze, Booze, Booza'. Watch Hammerfall setting 'Hearts On Fire', Testament going 'Over The Wall' and The Boss Hoss 'Riding High, Singing Low', while Saxon swing the 'Hammer Of The Gods', Overkill are 'Rotten To The Core' and Cradle Of Filth go 'From The Cradle To Enslave'

 
In addition, bands like Edguy, Suffocated, Decapitated, Leaves' Eyes, Schandmaul, Circle II Circle, Red Fang, Nasum, Unearth, Graveyard, Moonspell, Djerv, Riotgod, Cop UK, Warrior Soul and Hammercult bring the metal. Filmed in widescreen 16:9 and in full-on Dolby Digital 5.1, this puts you right there in the moshpit!

 
The 3-DVD-set features 60 tracks from 25 bands as well as a 20 page booklet - that's four and a half hours of music! The double-CD gives you 32 songs by 13 groups, ranging from Hammerfall, Cradle Of Filth and Suffocated to The Boss Hoss, Schandmaul and Volbeat.

 
There is also a D2C special bundle available via rocknshop. For more information, please visit http://www.udr-music.com/.

MONSTER ENERGY DRINK & THE WHISKY A GO-GO PRESENTS:

"ROCK AGAINST MS ALL STAR BENEFIT CONCERT"

AT THE WHISKY A GO-GO WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26TH

FEATURING: LITA FORD, CHERIE CURRY, KENNY ARONOFF, GILBY CLARKE, JAMES LOMENZO,

JACK RUSSELL'S GREAT WHITE, PHIL BUCKMAN, AUGUST ZADRA, BOBBY ROCK, MARTY O"BRIEN, MITCH PERRY, ERIK ELDENIUS & MORE!!


 
MANY MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED IN THE COMING WEEKS!!

 
GUITAR PLAYER MAGAZINE PRESENTS LITA FORD WITH THE "CERTIFIED LEGEND AWARD"

 
** A HUGE SURPRISE SPECIAL GUEST SET - NOT TO MISS !**

 
HOLLYWOOD, CA (February 17, 2014) - 2ND ANNUAL ROCK AGAINST MS returns to the Whisky A Go-Go in Hollywood with yet another amazing All-Star line up. The 2nd Annual has the Rock Stars returning in support of long time friend and publicist, Nancy B. Sayle. This rock-fueled concert is to help raise awareness and funding for Sayle and her new foundation benefiting those living with MS.

 

Guitar Player Magazine is in the house to present Lita Ford their top award - Inspired by Chet Atkins' phrase "Certified Guitar Player"-and typically bestowed at NAMM during Muriel Anderson's All-Star Guitar Night-this award debuted in 2003 with Les Paul as the first recipient. Since then, GP has honored Duane Eddy, Nokie Edwards, Dick Dale, Larry Carlton, Tommy Emmanuel, Mike Stern, Lee Ritenour, Robben Ford, Joe Perry, and others. "Lita Ford slugged it out with the boys club in an era where female musicians who liked to rock hard had very few heroes," says GUITAR PLAYER Editor in Chief Michael Molenda. "But Lita was there, and man, did she cut a heroic figure. She was tough. She was smart. She could write a good song. And she could shred. Stinging bends. Fierce vibrato. A great sense of melody and phrasing. Since the Runaways in the late 1970s, and throughout her solo career, Lita has been a beacon of cool, and an inspiration for girls AND boys who want to express themselves through the guitar. She is the definition of a Certified Legend."

 

In its finishing stages, the ROCK AGAINST MS FOUNDATION will provide services from a three (3) grant resource system, which will provide daily care, quality of life needs and emergency funding, while assisting people with multiple sclerosis (MS) to live independent and full lives. Additionally, a brick and mortar facility we will call THE ROCK HOUSE is in the planning stages, and will provide free of charge, multiple programs and opportunities designed to heal the mind, body and spirit of all those whose lives have been affected by MS.

 

WHEN: Wednesday, March 26th 2014

                      

WHERE:                         CONCERT / VIP MEET & GREET

                        The Whisky A Go-Go

                        8901 W. Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

                        VIP Meet & Greet: 6:00 PM

Doors:  7:00PM

                        Show Starts at 8PM

 

TICKETS:

 

·        GENERAL ADMISSION - $35

·        FLOOR - W/ PRE-SHOW MEET & GREET AT 6PM - $100

·        BALCONY - VIP MEET & GREET - $150

·        VIP - RESERVED BOOTH FOR 4 PPL W/ MEET & GREET - $500

·        VIP - RESERVED BOOTH FOR 8 PPL W/ MEET & GREET - $1,000

 

PURCHASE: BUY TICKETS HERE:  http://ticketf.ly/1mf2eJl

SPONSORS: 95.5 KLOS, GUITAR CENTER, MONSTER ENERGY DRINK, SCHECTER GUITARS, D'ADDARIO, EVANS, SIR, PRO MARK, WHISKY A GO-GO, RAINBOW BAR & GRILL

Plowboy Records Announces Two Headed Cheetah Tour
Punk Legend Cheetah Chrome Hits The Road
With Streetwalkin' Cheetahs
confirmed dates in San Diego, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Jose



February 10th, 2014 (Nashville, TN) -- Plowboy Records announces Two Headed Cheetah Tour featuring legendary punk rocker Cheetah Chrome and West Coast garage rock band Streetwalkin' Cheetahs. Chrome is supporting his recently released 7-song EP titled, Solo. The CD includes cuts from a 1996 recording session produced by Genya Ravan (with executive producer Hilly Kristal) and from a Nashville session in 2010 featuring Sylvain Sylvain (New York Dolls), Lez Warner (The Cult), and Sean Koos (Joan Jett and The Blackhearts). The EP came out the same day as the CBGB movie, with Chrome being played by Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley from the Harry Potter films) plus a cameo by Chrome himself. A similar touring configuration comprised of Cheetah Chrome and Sweet Justice (featuring Streetwalkin' Cheetahs members Frank Meyer and Bruce Duff) occurred in 2004 for a West Coast tour and headliner slot at a music festival in Spain. Cheetah Chrome is performing at the Plowboy Records SXSW showcase on March 15th at The Saxon Pub with labelmates Buzz Cason, The Ghost Wolves, Paul Burch, The Fauntleroys (feat. Alejandro Escovedo, Nick Tremulis, Ivan Julian, Linda Pitmon), Chuck Mead and JD Wilkes & the Dirt Daubers (formerly of the Legendary Shack Shakers). Cheetah Chrome Tour Itinerary (all dates may be subject to change):

Saturday, March 15th at Saxon Pub/Plowboy Records SXSW showcase in Austin, TX
Thursday, April 3rd at Soda Bar in San Diego, CA
Friday, April 4th at Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, CA
Saturday, April 5th at venue and location TBA
Tuesday, April 8th at Dive Bar in Las Vegas, NV
Thursday, April 10th at venue and location TBA
Friday, April 11th at Blank Club in San Jose, CA
Saturday, April 12th at venue and location TBA

Cheetah Chrome is a founding member of Rocket From The Tombs, The Dead Boys and The Batusis (w/Sylvain Sylvain) and an acclaimed author. He has lived in Nashville for the past fifteen years. Visit Cheetah Chrome online at  cheetahchrome.com. Plowboy Records is helmed by Eddy Arnold's grandson Shannon Pollard, Cheetah Chrome (Creative Director/A&R Director) and professor, author and country music expert Don Cusic. The label was established to promote the legacy of Eddy Arnold and to provide a home for projects that focus on American music regardless of genre. Visit the label online at plowboyrecords.com or facebook.com/plowboyrecords.

New RONNIE JAMES DIO Covers Album "This Is Your Life"

Celebrates the Life and Legacy of a Legend

Available April 1, 2014 via Rhino

 
This Is Your Life Pays Tribute To The Late Singer With Covers Of

His Greatest Songs From Rainbow, Black Sabbath, And Dio

 
Features Newly Recorded Tracks From Anthrax, Halestorm, Rob Halford, Metallica, Motörhead, Scorpions, Corey Taylor, And Tenacious D, Among Others

To Benefit The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund


 
Ronnie James Dio is one of the most beloved figures in rock history. His gifts, both as a singer and songwriter, are instantly recognizable, whether he was with Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell, or leading Dio. Sadly, Dio lost his battle with stomach cancer in 2010, but his towering voice and legacy live on.

 
To celebrate one of rock's most powerful voices, an all-star group of his friends and fans recorded 13 of their favorite tracks for a tribute album that will raise funds for the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund (diocancerfund.org). Produced by his longtime manager and wife Wendy Dio, the album includes contributions by such metal heavyweights as Metallica, Motörhead, Scorpions, Anthrax, and Rob Halford, as well as appearances by many of the musicians who performed with Dio over the years.

 
This Is Your Life will be available from Rhino on April 1, 2014 for a suggested list price of $18.98. A digital version will also be available.

 
Although the songs featured on the album touch on the different eras of Dio's career, several spotlight his time with Rainbow, including Metallica's epic, nine-minute "Ronnie Rising Medley," which combines the Rainbow songs "A Light In The Black," "Tarot Woman," "Stargazer," and "Kill The King." Scorpions add a scorching take on "The Temple Of The King" while Motörhead is joined by Biff Byford from Saxon on "Starstruck." Rob Halford teams with frequent Dio collaborators Vinny Appice, Doug Aldrich, Jeff Pilson, and Scott Warren for "The Man On The Silver Mountain." The final line-up of Dio's solo band - Simon Wright, Craig Goldy, Rudy Sarzo and Scott Warren - are joined by Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Black Sabbath) for "Catch The Rainbow," a track from Rainbow's 1975 debut.

 
Anthrax and Adrenaline Mob honor Dio's memorable stint with Black Sabbath with their takes on "Neon Knights" and "The Mob Rules" respectively, as does a group, led by Oni Logan on vocals along with Jimmy Bain, Rowan Robertson, and Brian Tichy, which performs "I" from Dehumanizer.

 
This Is Your Life also includes songs from Dio's back-to-back platinum albums Holy Diver (1983) and The Last In Line (1984), with Doro's take on "Egypt (The Chains Are On)", Halestorm tackling "Straight Through The Heart," Corey Taylor (Stone Sour, Slipknot) covering the classic "Rainbow In The Dark" and Tenacious D (Jack Black and Kyle Glass) putting their signature spin on "The Last In Line." Killswitch Engage's cover of "Holy Diver," a hit in its own right when released in 2006, is also included here.

 
Fittingly, Ronnie James Dio provides the finale (and the album's title) with his moving performance of "This Is Your Life." Originally released on Angry Machines (1996), the song's lyrics explore mortality and are backed by a stark and beautiful arrangement that features Dio accompanied only by his longtime keyboardist Scott Warren on piano. The song serves as a poignant reminder that we will never hear a voice like Dio's again.

 
The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, co-founded by Wendy Dio, is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable fund dedicated to supporting cancer-prevention research, raising awareness and educating the public about the vital importance of early detection and prevention when dealing with this deadly disease.

 

 

RONNIE JAMES DIO: This Is Your Life Track Listing:

 

    "Neon Knights" - Anthrax*
    "The Last In Line" - Tenacious D*
    "The Mob Rules" - Adrenaline Mob
    "Rainbow In The Dark" - Corey Taylor, Roy Mayorga, Satchel, Christian Martucci, Jason Christopher*
    "Straight Through The Heart" - Halestorm*
    "Starstruck" - Motörhead with Biff Byford*
    "The Temple Of The King" - Scorpions*
    "Egypt (The Chains Are On)" - Doro
    "Holy Diver" - Killswitch Engage
    "Catch The Rainbow" - Glenn Hughes, Simon Wright, Craig Goldy, Rudy Sarzo, Scott Warren*
    "I" - Oni Logan, Jimmy Bain, Rowan Robertson, Brian Tichy*
    "Man On The Silver Mountain" - Rob Halford, Vinny Appice, Doug Aldrich, Jeff Pilson, Scott Warren*
    "Ronnie Rising Medley (Featuring A Light In The Black, Tarot Woman, Stargazer, Kill The King)" - Metallica*
    "This Is Your Life" - Dio

SAXON Frontman Biff Byford to Appear on VH1 Classic's THAT METAL SHOW this Saturday, February 8th

"Unplugged and Strung Up" - #52 on Billboard Heatseekers Chart in First Week - New Album of Alternative Takes on Classic Favorites is in Stores Now via UDR Music


 
British heavy metal legends SAXON are pleased to announce that lead singer Biff Byford will appear on VH1 Classic's That Metal Show this Saturday, February 8th. Biff will be calling into the show from the U.K. as the episode's Skype guest as the band prepares for new projects. That Metal Show airs on Saturday at 11:00PM Eastern time.

 
SAXON's new album Unplugged and Strung Up, a full-length release of fresh twists on classic tracks, debuted at #52 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart, as well as #89 on the Top Rock chart in its first week of release.

 
SAXON superfans and collectors can purchase the digipack version of the release which will include 2002's storming set of full-volume, pedal-to-the-metal re-recorded hits Heavy Metal Thunder. Featuring staple SAXON stormers such as 'Motorcycle Man', 'Strong Arm of the Law' and 'Dallas 1pm', it is a quintessential part of any collection.

Additional Formats:
- CD Jewel Case
- Double Vinyl Gatefold LP
- Digital Download
- Exclusive D2C (Direct To Consumer) Package

As mentioned above, Unplugged and Strung Up reveals layers and pieces previously dormant in many of the 14 classic SAXON songs chosen for this makeover, thanks to some ear-catching new arrangements and mixes. Recorded, mixed and mastered with Andy Sneap in Derbyshire, UK earlier this year, Biff and co. re-evaluated, re-worked and re-energized the towering likes of 'The Eagle Has Landed' and 'Crusader' by introducing orchestral dynamics to offer added dimension. 'Frozen Rainbow' from the band's 1979 debut, gets a stunning acoustic reprisal which transports it into a power ballad to be proud of, whilst 'Red Star Falling' soars and sweeps the emotions with its orchestrally-arranged dovetail.

For more information, please visit www.saxon747.com and www.udr-music.com.

Dodge Brand to Present the 'Final Tour' of Iconic Rock 'n Roll Band Motley Crue

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After more than three decades together, iconic rock 'n roll band Motley Crue announced its "Final Tour." This will be the last chance to ever see the band perform live.  The Dodge brand is the presenting sponsor of the tour, which begins this summer.

Motley Crue made the announcement in Los Angeles earlier this week where the band signed a formal "Cessation of Touring Agreement," effective at the end of 2015, before celebrating the announcement with performances on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live (Tuesday) and CBS This Morning (Wednesday). The "Final Tour," presented by Dodge and produced by Live Nation, will kick off in North America July 2 in Grand Rapids, Mich., and reach 72 markets before hitting international cities in 2015.  Rock legend Alice Cooper will join Motley Crue as a special guest for an incredible music package.

"Whenever I talk to people about Motley Crue, the common thread is how cool and relevant the band remains even after 33 years," said Tim Kuniskis, President and CEO, Dodge Brand, Chrysler Group LLC.  "This irreverent 'staying power' resonates deeply with the Dodge brand as we turn the corner on our 100 year anniversary. What better way to celebrate the band's final tour and the 25th anniversary of Kickstart My Heart than to do it together?"

Dodge has used the band's hit single "Kickstart My Heart" in three 30-second commercials for the Charger and Challenger as the energy of the song and band captures the spirit and energy of the brand.  "Uncle," "Dream Job" and "Engine Note" can be seen on the brand's YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/dodge.

With over 80 million albums sold, Motley Crue has sold out countless tours across the globe and spawned more than 2,500 Motley Crue branded items sold in over 30 countries. The band has proven they know how to make a lasting impression and this tour will be no different: fans can expect to hear the catalogue of their chart- topping hits and look forward to mind-blowing, unparalleled live production.  "When it comes to putting together a new show we always push the envelope and that's part of Motley Crue's legacy," explains Nikki Sixx (bass).  "As far as letting on to what we're doing, that would be like finding out what you're getting for Christmas before you open the presents.  We think in an age of too much information, we'd like to keep some surprises close to our chest until we launch the Final Tour."

For a list of tour dates and more information on the tour, go to http://bit.ly/MotleyCrueTheFinalTour.

NEW ALBUM FROM CLAN OF XYMOX
MATTER OF THE MIND, BODY AND SOUL FEB. 11th

Worldwide Tour, Including LA Dates
To Accompany Metropolis Records Release
Matters of the Mind, Body and Soul


Just days prior to the biggest holiday of the season for love, CLAN OF XYMOX, a band known for delivering their signature melancholic style of songwriting, will release its 15th studio album, Matters of the Mind, Body and Soul on Metropolis Records on February 11, 2014. The album is captivating in its approach, pooling the enigmatic magic, the voluptuous melodies and the foggy atmosphere to create an enviroment thick with the sense of tragic romance. In that, Matters of the Mind, Body and Soul melts into a coherent, harmonious and passionate album, delivering a timesless and deeply emotional gothic record.

In addition to the February release, Clan of Xymox will hit the road, starting with a pair of tour dates in Los Angeles before launching into a worldwide tour. Dates in the US are:

02/08/14 The Obscure Lounge Los Angeles, CA
02/09/14 Complex Los Angeles, CA

Clan of Xymox, formerly known as Xymox, formed in the Netherlands in 1983. In 1985 they would release their first of two studio albums on 4AD Records (Clan Of Xymox, 1985; Medusa, 1987). Xymox would release their next two albums (Twist of Shadows, 1989; Phoenix, 1991) as well as three 12-Inch records (Obsession, 1989; Imagination, 1989 and Blind Hearts, 1989) on Wing Records, a subsidary of PolyGram. "Obsession" would land itself on both the Billboard Alternative Songs and Billboard Club Play Charts, as "Imagination" would generate Top 40 Radio rotation. "Blind Hearts" would outshine the releases, finding its way to the Number One slot on the Billboard Club Play Charts. The album Twist of Shadows would go on to sell over 300,000 records worldwide. However founding member Ronny Moorings found himself unhappy with the band's direction and opted to experiment with different approach. The band would release two albums independently after the demise of Wing Records (Metamorphosis, 1992; Headclouds, 1993). Moorings reformed and reinstated the moniker Clan of Xymox in 1997, for the release of their full length album on Tess Records (Hidden Faces, 1997). Clan of Xymox would find their way to their present home at Metropolis Records, who would release the band's next eight, high profile albums (Creatures, 1999; Notes From The Underground, 2001; Farewell, 2003; Breaking Point, 2006; In Love We Trust, 2009; Darkest Hour, 2011; Kindred Spirit, 2012; Matters of The Mind, Body and Soul, 2014).

Clan Of Xymox will release Matters of the Mind, Body and Soul on Metropolis Records on February 11, 2014.

 

MARTY FRIEDMAN UNVEILS NEW SONG 'STEROIDHEAD'

Influential guitarist's new album 'Inferno' coming in May; NAMM schedule confirmed

 

Legendary lead guitarist MARTY FRIEDMAN -- whose performances on landmark releases such as "Rust In Peace" (Megadeth), "Speed Metal Symphony" (Cacophony) and "Dragon's Kiss" (his influential solo debut) have earned him hall-of-fame status in the heavy metal guitar pantheon -- has unveiled the first full track from his upcoming studio album, "Inferno." The brand new song "Steroidhead" can be streamed now at this location or directly below.


"Steroidhead" sees FRIEDMAN backed by some notable young musicians -- Keshav Dhar and Anup Sastry (Skyharbor). Says FRIEDMAN, "I love working with innovative, risky and borderline crazy musicians, and the guys on 'Steroidhead' certainly fit that description. Each track on the album has a separate dream team on it, so it feels like a constant barrage of fresh interpretations of my music."

Due in May, "Inferno" -- the cover art for which appears above -- is FRIEDMAN's first solo album of original material in four years, and his first recording in more than a decade that will be released worldwide simultaneously. Featuring what he describes as the heaviest, most intense playing of his career, the album will feature guest appearances by several artists influenced by FRIEDMAN, including Alexi Laiho (Children of Bodom), flamenco/metal acoustic duo Rodrigo y Gabriela and Revocation's David Davidson. In addition, "Inferno" includes FRIEDMAN's first songwriting collaboration with Jason Becker since the pair played together in Cacophony, the pioneering duo of guitar mayhem.

In other news, FRIEDMAN will appear at this week's NAMM trade show in Anaheim, Calif., where he will officially introduce his new Paul Reed Smith MARTY FRIEDMAN Signature Model guitar. He will also play a brief solo live set at the Roland/Boss booth and perform at the "Randy Rhoads Remembered" NAMM after-party/concert.


His complete NAMM schedule is as follows:
Wed., Jan. 22
3:30 p.m. -- Roland/Boss press conference (booth 302A on Level 3)

Fri., Jan. 24:
10:30 a.m. -- Paul Reed Smith guitars press conference (booth 210A/B on Level 2)
1:30 p.m. -- signing at Majik Box pedals (booth 4394 in Hall C)
2 p.m. -- signing at Engl amplification (booth 5284 in Hall B)

Sat., Jan. 25:
12:30 p.m. -- Q&A at Paul Reed Smith guitars (booth 210A/B on Level 2)
1 p.m. -- signing at Paul Reed Smith guitars (booth 210A/B on Level 2)
4 p.m. -- live performance at Roland/Boss (booth 302A on Level 3)
Sometime after 8 p.m. -- "Randy Rhoads Remembered" live performance (The Observatory, Santa Ana, Calif.)

SCOTT IAN: Legendary ANTHRAX Guitarist, Author, and TV Personality Officially Announces "Speaking Words" Tour, North American Leg

 
New 60-Second Video Teaser Launched via VICE Noisey


 
SCOTT IAN's Hilarious One-Man Storytelling Experience Kicks Off in Chicago, IL on February 20, 2014

 

"Geek, author, guitarist, icon: when it comes to recounting the history of metal, SCOTT IAN is the man - catch him while you can." - Alex Milas, Editor, Metal Hammer

 

At this point, it's no surprise to anyone that legendary heavy metal musician, author, and television personality SCOTT IAN has a lot to say. After decades-worth of international touring with Anthrax, bumping elbows with illustrious (and sometimes ridiculous) characters all over the media spectrum, and undergoing general "you won't believe this" experiences- SCOTT IAN certainly has some hilarious and surprisingly personal stories to share.

 

Following the resounding success of the UK leg of his "Speaking Words" tour, Scott is picking up the mic again for a 15-city North American leg, kicking off in Chicago, IL on February 20th.

 

An official "Speaking Words" tour teaser, featuring professional footage from his upcoming "Speaking Words: Live in Glasgow" DVD (pre-order coming soon), has been exclusively released via VICE Noisey today. Watch it here.

 

Don't mistake this for your run-of-the-mill spoken word tour. In SCOTT IAN's own words, "it ain't no poetry reading" either. "Speaking Words" is an honest look at the insane life that Scott has led for the last 31 years, the people he's met, and the events that coincide. During each show, Scott will take part in a special Q&A session with the audience.

 

SCOTT IAN adds, "England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Australia, Germany; I've been "Speaking Words" all over the world. My friends in the U.S. and Canada, you asked for it and now I finally get to bring it home! I'm looking forward to talking with ya, talking at ya and telling you some amazing tales of drunken debauchery and ridiculousness. No punches pulled, no swear word left unturned, and no question avoided in the Q&A. Let's do this!"

 

A special opportunity to join a VIP meet & greet at each date is available now via SCOTT IAN's webstore. This unique and limited event will allow you to spend time with Scott like never before. It's a veritable post show hangout with a metal legend- one that's sure to enrich your knowledge of not only all-things SCOTT IAN, but Anthrax and metal history in general. The VIP meet & greet also includes a special VIP laminate, banner, and other goodies. Learn more and get your passes here: http://bit.ly/1jXEPen

 

Currently Confirmed SCOTT IAN "Speaking Words" Dates:

2/20 - Chicago, IL @ Mayne Stage

2/21 - Westland, MI @ The Token Lounge

2/22 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theatre

2/24 - Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theater

2/25 - Toronto, ON @ El Mocambo Club

2/26 - Kingston, ON @ The Mansion

2/27 - Ottowa, ON @ Ritual

3/01 - Baltimore, MD @ The Ramshead Live: Power Plant Live

3/02 - Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live

3/04 - Boston, MA @ Hard Rock Cafe

3/05 - New York, NY @ BB Kings

3/06 - Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon

3/07 - West Warwick, RI @ Manchester 65

3/08 - Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall

 

With a career spanning three decades, Scott is heralded as metal elite. As the co-founding member of Anthrax, SCOTT IAN helped to create the thrash metal genre in the 1980's. Anthrax have sold over 10 million records worldwide, have multiple Gold and Platinum awarded recordings, multiple Grammy nominations and have toured the world over on roughly 90+ tours since 1984. SCOTT IAN is recognized as a constant and unanimously recognizable figure in the worlds of music, poker, comics, movies and television. Currently, SCOTT IAN hosts Blood & Guts for the Nerdist Channel, and along with Anthrax, is writing songs for their presently untitled 11th studio album, due out in 2014.

 

For more information on SCOTT IAN, please visit these websites:

Official SCOTT IAN: www.Scott-Ian.com

Official Anthrax: www.anthrax.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/scottian

Twitter: @Scott_Ian

SLAYER, WITH SPECIAL GUESTS SUICIDAL TENDENCIES
AND EXODUS, TO HIT THE ROAD

Trek Will Culminate with Sets at the
2014 "Rock On The Range" in Columbus, OH


LOS ANGELES, CA - TUESDAY, January 21, 2014 - Slayer will take a break from writing and recording their next album to hit the road on May 9 for a handful of dates intended to pummel devotees with a night of moshing and frenetic thrash-punk-metal.  Joining Slayer as Special Guests for these shows are Suicidal Tendencies and Exodus, marking the first time Slayer and Suicidal have toured together since the 1990 European "Clash of the Titans" tour.   Gary Holt, who continues to fill in for Slayer's fallen guitarist Jeff Hanneman, will do double-duty as guitarist in his primary band, Exodus. 

Tickets for Slayer/Suicidal/Exodus go on sale this Friday, January 24 - log onto www.slayer.net for ticketing information.

"Can't wait for this week of shows to happen," said Slayer's Kerry King.  "LOVE Suicidal, and havent played with them in over 20 years!  Everyone knows I'm a huge Exodus fan also.  I guarantee you I will be watching every show from the stage! Going to be awesome!!!"

"It's been 24 years since Suicidal Tendencies played with Slayer," added Suicidal Tendencies' Mike Muir, "so it's long overdue that we finally play some shows in the States together.  I have lots of great memories from that tour, and know that there will be a lot more after these shows, for the band and the people.  Can't wait!"

Gary Holt states, " I am very excited to announce Exodus will be joining Suicidal Tendencies and the mighty Slayer in May for a short trip ending at the Rock on the Range!  Double duty will have never been so much fun! Looking forward to this one in a big way! Let the mayhem begin!"

The dates will culminate for all three bands at the May 17 "Rock on The Range" rock festival in Columbus, OH, where they will share the stage with artists including Guns N' Roses, Avenged Sevenfold, and Kid Rock.

Confirmed dates are as follows:

MAY
 9   The Great Salt Air, Salt Lake City, UT
10   Fillmore, Denver, CO
11   Shrine, Billings, MT
13   Uptown Theatre, Kansas City, MO
15   The Pageant, St Louis, MO
16   Eagles Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI
17   Rock on the Range, Columbus, OH

Bay Area Thrash Legends EXODUS Announce Upcoming ROCK ON THE RANGE 2014 Performance

 
EXODUS Promises to Bring True, Blistering Heavy Metal to Columbus, OH on May 17, 2014


 
America's premier rock festival, ROCK ON THE RANGE, will bring the likes of Guns N' Roses, Avenged Sevenfold, Kid Rock and many more to Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, OH on May 16, 17 & 18. To guarantee that festival-goers will experience true, blistering heavy metal during this monumental weekend, Bay Area thrash legends EXODUS are confirmed to bring on the brutality, Saturday, May 17th!

 
Gary Holt states, "EXODUS is super fired up to announce our participation in the year's ROCK ON THE RANGE! It's our honor to share the stage with so many amazing artists and we will do our best to see to it that shit hits the proverbial fan when we take the stage!"

 
Additional bands performing at ROCK ON THE RANGE are Five Finger Death Punch, Slayer, Staind, Motörhead, Seether, Chevelle, Alter Bridge, Mastodon, Black Label Society, Killswitch Engage and many more (the full line-up is below). Beyond the expanded musical offerings, this year's festival will include the return of ROTR Comedy Tent, featuring Jim Breuer, Jim Florentine and many up-and-coming comedians.

 
Weekend passes including Field GA, Stadium GA, hotel and VIP packages and a stadium 4-pack go on sale Friday, January 24 at 10:00 AM (ET). Additional details about the variety of ticketing, hotel and camping packages can be found at RockOnTheRange.com. Visit the website, www.facebook.com/rockontherange and www.twitter.com/rockontherange for the most up-to-date information.

 
The full ROTR 2014 Line-Up:

Guns N' Roses, Avenged Sevenfold, Kid Rock, Five Finger Death Punch, Slayer, Staind, Motörhead, Seether, Chevelle, Alter Bridge, Mastodon, Black Label Society, Killswitch Engage, Bring Me The Horizon, Theory of a Deadman, Down, Black Stone Cherry, Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience, Pop Evil, Of Mice & Men, Adelitas Way, Trivium, Gojira, Suicidal Tendencies, The Pretty Reckless, We Came as Romans, Fuel, Redlight King, Miss May I, Reignwolf, Thousand Foot Krutch, Texas Hippie Coalition, Rev Theory, Skindred, Kyng, Fozzy, Heaven's Basement, Butcher Babies, Nothing More, Exodus, King 810, Devour the Day, We As Human, We Are Harlot, Kvelertak, Jim Breuer Band, One OK Rock, Twelve Foot Ninja, Avatar, WERM, Monster Truck, Wilson, Crobot and Truckfighters with comedians Jim Breuer, Jim Florentine & more.

 

When it comes to thrash metal, Bay Area thrashers EXODUS epitomize, define, raise the bar and have the genre on lockdown. EXODUS is one of the true forefathers of thrash, hailing an illustrious career spanning 34 years. Their 1984 breakout debut, Bonded By Blood, is a stonewall genre classic featuring cranium-crunching standards such as '"A Lesson In Violence", "Strike Of The Beast" and more. Formed in 1980 with original members Kirk Hammett (guitar), Tim Agnello (guitar), Tom Hunting (drums), Carlton Melson (bass), the line-up has evolved through numerous changes before coming to their current status. EXODUS are: Gary Holt (guitar), Lee Altus (guitar), Tom Hunting (drums), Jack Gibson (bass), and Rob Dukes (vocals). To date, EXODUS has released ten studio albums, two live albums and one compilation, including their most recent release of 2010's Exhibit B: The Human Condition via Nuclear Blast Records. EXODUS has sold over 5 Million albums worldwide. EXODUS recently broke ground on their brand of blistering new material, set for tentative release later in 2014.


For more information about EXODUS, please visit:

www.exodusattack.com

www.facebook.com/exodusattack

www.twitter.com/_exodus

www.myspace.com/exodus

 
For more information about ROCK ON THE RANGE, please visit:

www.RockOnTheRange.com

www.facebook.com/rockontherange

Get Your Copy of DECIBEL MAGAZINE Featuring Exclusive Cover Story with Lemmy Kilmister and MOTÖRHEAD!

In the February 2014 issue, Decibel Magazine offers brutally honest insight into the life and times of Lemmy Kilmister, the inimitable face of MOTÖRHEAD.

After countless years of rocking the Earth unlike any other, Lemmy is still going strong, even in his later years. In J. Bennett's cover story, the beloved bassist/vocalist tells all, while additionally, bandmates, producers and management give Decibel an exclusive, unparalleled look into the making of MOTÖRHEAD's impressive 21st album, Aftershock. The feature also details the process of getting Lemmy and the band ready for yet another set of highly-anticipated tour dates to perform the critically-acclaimed release.

Aftershock is one of MOTÖRHEAD's best-selling and highest-charting albums in 20 years, debuting at #22 on the Billboard Top 200. The band is honored on numerous "Best Of 2013" lists:

MOTÖRHEAD's new album Aftershock can be ordered now in Limited Edition Digipack format via Amazon.com. The album is also available in regular CD format and vinyl (gatefold - 180-Gram Single LP).

For more information on Decibel Magazine, visit www.decibelmagazine.com.


BROKEN HOPE to Support Immolation on "European Conspiracy" Tour

 
New Album 'OMEN OF DISEASE' Out Now via Century Media Records


 
Chicago's death metal titans BROKEN HOPE have announced their direct supporting role to IMMOLATION on the upcoming "EUROPEAN CONSPIRACY TOUR" which was created by MASSIVE MUSIC (POLAND). The tour will deliver concerts across 12 countries and with IMMOLATION and BROKEN HOPE on board, these two death metal legends promise to make for one of the most exciting and extreme metal packages this year!

 
BROKEN HOPE's Jeremy Wagner says, "On behalf of BROKEN HOPE, we're all extremely excited to tour with IMMOLATION across Europe! Huge thanks to IMMOLATION and to MASSIVE MUSIC (POLAND) for having such extraordinary vision to create this tour. Through our history, we've toured with many "long running" death metal bands, but never had the opportunity to tour with IMMOLATION until now. Both Ross Dolan and Bob Vigna are old and dear friends of mine, so on a personal level, it's going to be a very fun tour amongst friends...and for the fans: we're giving everyone a deadly metal package--and they're all going to get a double-dose of IMMOLATION and BROKEN HOPE's death metal pummeling. These intense and concerts are not to be missed!"

 

IMMOLATION & BROKEN HOPE "EUROPEAN CONSPIRACY" TOUR DATES:

24.01.2014    GERMANY: Jena @ F-Haus

25.01.2014    SWITZERLAND: Zurich @ Dynamo

28.01.2014    GERMANY: Osnabruck @ Bastard

29.01.2014    GERMANY: Rostock @ Zuckerfabrik

30.01.2014    DENMARK: Copenhagen @ Pumpehuset

31.01.2014    GERMANY: Flensburg @ Roxy

01.02.2014    HOLLAND: Almelo @ Naxt Stage

02.02.2014    HOLLAND: Rotterdam @ Baroeg

03.02.2014    BELGIUM: Arlon @ l'Entrepôt

05.02.2014    SPAIN: Ourense @ Berlin Sala

06.02.2014    SPAIN: Madrid @ Sala Shoko

07.02.2014    PORTUGAL: Lisbon @ RCA Club

08.02.2014    SPAIN; Almeria @ Sala Jala Jala

09.02.2014    SPAIN: Barcelona @ Sala Bovedo

10.02.2014    FRANCE: Toulouse @ Dynamo

13.02.2014    ITALY: Rome @ Traffic

14.02.2014    ITALY: Brescia @ Circo Colony

15.02.2014    ITALY: Calenzano (Florence) @ Cycle Club

16.02.2014    SLOVENIA: Ljubljana @ Channel Zero

18.02.2014    AUSTRIA: Wien (Vienna) @ Escape

19.02.2014    POLAND: Krakow @ Fabryka

20.02.2014    POLAND: Warszawa (Warsaw) @ Progresja

21.02.2014    POLAND: Gdynia @ Ucho

22.02.2014    POLAND: Szczecin @ Sowianin

 
'OMEN of DISEASE' is OUT NOW via Century Media Records - ORDER HERE:

http://www.cmdistro.com/Search/broken_hope

 
Music Video for 'THE FLESH MECHANIC' (Brought to You by the Team Responsible for Special FX in THE WALKING DEAD and IRON MAN): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrP1nS9gOMU

 
BROKEN HOPE album trailer for the band's latest record, 'OMEN of DISEASE':

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4oCiooOtCM

 
BROKEN HOPE had a big first week, hitting #2 most-added at radio with their new album, Omen Of Disease!  The brutality of the band is a breath of fresh air to much of radio, and there's noticeable excitement to ride from here. BROKEN HOPE also followed their first week with a major debut this past week, nearly breaking into the top 10 at CMJ!  'Womb Of Horrors' was also added as a flavor track at Music Choice, and stands to have a huge pickup as a result of this early attention.

Check out more from BROKEN HOPE! The official static video for the band's most recent single 'The Docking Dead' is out now and can be viewed at http://youtu.be/_xfN_wY0Ag4. While on YouTube, take a listen to the band's other single, 'The Flesh Mechanic', here: http://youtu.be/ZxR9E3YD3Fg. The band plans to release a music video for the latter in the coming weeks.

'OMEN OF DISEASE' marks the first new music from BROKEN HOPE in 15 years. The album was recorded between two studios: drums at Belle City Sound in Racine, WI, with engineer Chris Wisco (LAZARUS A.D., JUNGLE ROT, ORIGIN, GORGASM), and the rest at Mercenary Digital Studios in Zion, IL, with engineer Scott Creekmore (BROKEN HOPE, DIRGE WITHIN, LIVIDITY).

 
BROKEN HOPE online:

www.brokenhope.com

www.facebook.com/brokenhopeofficial

www.twitter.com/brokenhopeband

www.centurymedia.com

                                                                 

BROKEN HOPE Discography:

'Omen of Disease' (2013)

'Grotesque Blessings' (1999)

'Loathing' (1997)

'Repulsive Conception' (1995)

'The Bowels Of Repugnance' (1993)

'Hobo Stew' EP (1993)

'Swamped In Gore' (1991)

 
BROKEN HOPE is:

Damian Leski - Vocals

Jeremy Wagner - Guitars

Shaun Glass - Bass

Chuck Wepfer -  Lead Guitars

Mike Miczek -  Drums

SKELETONWITCH TO RELEASE LTD. ED. 'SERPENTS UNLEASHED' LP FOR CHARITY

Proceeds to aid animal shelters in band's home state; tour with Amon Amarth begins Friday
 
SKELETONWITCH will soon release a limited-edition, hand-screened 180-gram vinyl edition of their acclaimed, Billboard-charting 2013 release "Serpents Unleashed," of which 100% of the profits will be donated to two animal shelters in the band's home state of Ohio -- the Athens County Humane Society and Columbus' Pets Without Parents. The members of Ohio's most-loved heavy metal group have always been proud pet owners and are excited to have the opportunity to raise awareness and support for two no-kill organizations in their region.

Limited to a one-time-only pressing of 100 copies, the 180-gram black LP includes a hand-screened, hand-numbered jacket with exclusive artwork (pictured above) and a hand-screened dust sleeve. It comes with a color poster and a sticker which both showcase the album's original masterful artwork by John Baizley (Baroness, Kylesa, Kvelertak), as well as a download card. Mark your calendars, as the limited-edition LPs will go on sale on a first-come, first-serve basis exclusively via www.skeletonwitch.com on Mon., Jan. 20 at 1:00 p.m. EST.

Find out more information directly from the band here:

Watch the Video


Lauded as their best album to date, "Serpents Unleashed" appeared on several year-end "best-of" lists (Decibel, Metal Injection, etc.) due to its "relentlessly intense, in-your-face brutality" (Metal Assault). After touring North America extensively in the fall with The Black Dahlia Murder in addition to performing a select number of shows alongside Ghost B.C., SKELETONWITCH will continue to support the release by joining Amon Amarth and Enslaved on a U.S. tour starting Friday (17) in Las Vegas. Soon after, the group will make their way to Australia for the first time to tour alongside Toxic Holocaust. The band's complete tour schedule can be found below.

SKELETONWITCH on tour:
1/17        Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues *
1/18        Phoenix, AZ - Club Red *
1/20        San Antonio, TX - Backstage Live *
1/21        Dallas, TX - House of Blues *
1/22        Houston, TX - House of Blues *
1/23        New Orleans, LA - Siberia
1/24        Atlanta, GA - Center Stage *
1/25        Tampa, FL - The Ritz *
1/26        Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Revolution *
1/27        Jacksonville, FL - Atticus Bar
1/28        Savannah, GA - The Jinx
1/29        Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore *
1/30        Norfolk, VA - The NorVA *
1/31        Silver Spring, MD - The Fillmore*
2/1          Boston, MA - House of Blues *
2/3          Philadelphia, PA - TLA *
2/4          New York, NY - Irving Plaza *
2/5          Huntington, NY - Paramount *
2/6          Pittsburgh,PA - Mr. Smalls *
2/7          Chicago, IL - House of Blues *
2/8          Minneapolis, MN - Mill City Nights *
2/9          Lawrence, KS - Granada Theater *
2/11        Denver, CO - Summit Music Hall *
2/12        Salt Lake City, UT - Murray Theatre *
2/14        San Francisco, CA - The Regency Ballroom*
2/15        Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern *
2/16        San Diego, CA - House of Blues # 
2/21        Oklahoma City, OK - Leon's Lounge (inside The Chameleon)
2/22        St. Louis, MO - Firebird
4/16        Auckland, NZ - The Kings Arms ^
4/17        Wellington, NZ - Bodega Bar ^
4/18        Perth, AU - The Rosemont Hotel ^
4/19        Adelaide, AU - Fowlers Live ^
4/20        Melbourne, AU - Espy Gershwin Room ^
4/21        Byron Bay, AU - TBD ^
4/22        Canberra, AU - The Basement ^
4/24        Brisbane, AU -The Hi Fi ^
4/25        Newcastle, AU -Cambridge Hotel ^
4/26        Sydney, AU - The Hi Fi ^
4/27        Melbourne, AU - The Hi Fi ^
* with Amon Amarth & Enslaved
# with Amon Amarth
^ with Toxic Holocaust

For more information on the charities involved, please visit:
Athens County Humane Society - www.athenshumane.org
Pets Without Parents - www.petswithoutparents.net

LIVE AT WACKEN 2012 - The World's Biggest Metal Party on 3 DVD/2 CD!

 
It's Faster, Harder, Louder Coming February 18, 2014 via UDR / Warner / ADA


 
[Yes, 2012]

 
There's only one WACKEN Open Air. Nothing heats up the summer quite like the world-renowned festival in the north of Germany. 2012's edition saw heavy hitters like Volbeat, Edguy and Testament tearing up the stages, with 75,000 moshing metalheads in attendance. The atmosphere was unique as always, the party legendary - and now you can be there, too! Relive the planet's biggest heavy metal festival in all its glory on DVD and CD, hitting stores on February 18, 2014 in the US and Canada.

 
LIVE AT WACKEN 2012 features the best performances, filmed and recorded right there at the Holy Wacken Ground, culminating in a mindblowing headliner set by rock's brightest phenomenon - and regular Wacken guests - Volbeat.

 
Buy the CD here: http://amzn.com/B00GM5ZKYS

Buy the DVD here: http://amzn.com/B00GK7MFZU


See them welcome Mille Petrozza (Kreator) and Michael Denner (Mercyful Fate) on stage for '7 Shots' and inviting Barney Greenway (Napalm Death) to growl in 'Evelyn', before they launch their classic 'Pool Of Booze, Booze, Booza'. Watch Hammerfall setting 'Hearts On Fire', Testament going 'Over The Wall' and The Boss Hoss 'Riding High, Singing Low', while Saxon swing the 'Hammer Of The Gods', Overkill are 'Rotten To The Core' and Cradle Of Filth go 'From The Cradle To Enslave'

In addition, bands like Edguy, Suffocated, Decapitated, Leaves' Eyes, Schandmaul, Circle II Circle, Red Fang, Nasum, Unearth, Graveyard, Moonspell, Djerv, Riotgod, Cop UK, Warrior Soul and Hammercult bring the metal. Filmed in widescreen 16:9 and in full-on Dolby Digital 5.1, this puts you right there in the moshpit!

 
The 3-DVD-set features 60 tracks from 25 bands as well as a 20 page booklet - that's four and a half hours of music! The double-CD gives you 32 songs by 13 groups, ranging from Hammerfall, Cradle Of Filth and Suffocated to The Boss Hoss, Schandmaul and Volbeat.

 
There is also a D2C special bundle available via rocknshop. For more information, please visit http://www.udr-music.com/.

GUNS N' ROSES GO TO HELL & HEAVEN FOR SOUTH AMERICA IN 2014

 
Headlining Multi-City Tour Including Mexico City Metal Festival


 
Los Angeles (January 7, 2014) - Iconic rock act Guns N' Roses are setting up tour plans in 2014 beginning with a return to South America for multiple dates in the spring, announced today.  The start of the trip south begins with headlining the second night of the Hell & Heaven Metal Festival, followed by stops in four countries.  For more information on the tour, fans can go to www.gunsnroses.com.  Tickets for Hell & Heaven are already on sale and available at www.hellandheavenfest.com.

 
About GN'R:

Celebrated worldwide as one of the most important rock acts in music history, Guns N' Roses are Axl Rose, DJ Ashba (guitar), Dizzy Reed (keyboards), Tommy Stinson (bass), Richard Fortus (guitar), Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (guitar), Chris Pitman (keyboards) and Frank Ferrer (drums). Guns N' Roses continue on their sold-out global arena tour, with shows in the US, Europe, visits to Latin America and multiple festivals, having played to millions of fans around the globe.

 
Date                               Location              

Sunday, March 16               Mexico City, Mexico          

Thursday, March 20            Rio De Janeiro, Brazil                    

Saturday, March 22            Belo Horizonte, Brazil                 

Tuesday, March 25             Brasilia, Brazil                   

Friday, March 28                Sao Paulo, Brazil                

Sunday, March 30               Curitiba, Brazil                   

Tuesday, April 1                 Florianapolis, Brazil             

Thursday, April 3                Porto Alegre, Brazil           

Sunday, April 6                  Buenos Aires, Argentina     

Wednesday, April 9             Asuncion, Paraguay

COMBICHRIST TO RELEASE
WE LOVE YOU
New Album Out March 25, 2014
North American Tour in Spring


For COMBICHRIST to name their album WE LOVE YOU (Out Of Line /Metropolis Records ; March 25, 2014), and include song titles with words such as "Love", "Party" and "Unicorns", it'd be easy to think the band has abandoned their tra demark head-pummeling sonic assault for something softer, fluffier and less bloody. That couldn't be more wrong as a closer look would reveal "Satan", "Evil" and "Maggots" too. "I'm so sick of unicorns," seethes frontman Andy LaPlegua, in reference to the song "F*** Unicorns" on the album. "They went from being something ironic and ridiculous to an overexposed hipster icon. F*** unicorns!" With their trademark body-pummeling beats and vitriolic vocals intact, Combichrist's latest full-length album digs deeper into the abyss and delivers 13 tracks of relentless aggression and manic electronica. From the stuttering thump of "Every Day Is War" to the choking-on-glass/buzz-saw aggression of "Satans Propaganda" to the breakneck punk metal of "Love Is A Razorblade", We Love You leaves you gasping for breath. The searing first single, "From My Cold Dead Hands", is a paean that glorifies guns and the power they wield, and is as much a midnight dance-floor anthem as it is a personal statement on the evergreen topic of gun control. "I'm not a politician, and I don't expect my politicians to make music," he explains. "However, people are so afraid to say what's on their mind if it's not PC. I believe in the rights to have guns, and I believe in per sonal freedom." Combichrist will be touring the world in support of We Love You. The first leg features support from William Control and New Years Day and will kick off in Charlotte, NC on April 3rd. Their critically-hailed live show; last witnessed on US shores at sold out stadiums when they accompanied Rammstein on their North American tour in 2011, will be bigger and more intense than ever.

Founded in 2003 when LaPlegua departed futurepop outfit Icon of Coil, Combichrist combined hardcore with electronics into a single, mechanical music monster. Without the compromise of the band dynamic, LaPlegua, who does everything in the studio himself, was able to explore whatever musical avenue he desired. The Joy of Gunz, the first Combichrist album, and the four subsequent albums - Everybody Hates You (2005), What the F*** Is Wrong With You People? (2007), Today We Are All Demons (2009) and Making Monsters (2011), cemented Combichrist's iconic place in the dark electronica pantheon. The 2013 album No Redemption, a companion soundtrack to the CapCom videogame DMC Devil May Cry (not a full-on Combichrist release but an experimental musical excursion) brought Combichrist into a world more metal and intentionally harder and brutal than anything that had been previously released. Stretching their musical scope even wider, in late 2013 the band performed with a symphony orchestra in Leipzig as part of the Gothik Meets Klassik Festival. Paying homage to their history, they completed a series of "old school" shows to remind fans of their illustrious electronic roots.

With We Love You in queue to usher them into the next chapter, Combichrist is ready to return with a new live show that showcases all facets of the band. And like all previous albums and tours, the fans can expect pure and unadulterated Combichrist. "One of my best friends said it the best, 'listening to this album sums up everything I know about you and music'," he laughs, "only bigger, more bombastic and even louder!"
 
4/3 Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
4/4 West Springfield, VA @ Empire
4/5 Philadelphia, PA @ TLA
4/6 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
4/8 Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
4/9 Montreal, QC @ Le National
4/10 Toronto, ON @ Opera House
4/11 Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
4/12 Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theater
4/13 Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
4/15 Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theater
4/16 Des Moines, IA @ Wooly's
4/17 Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
4/18 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
4/19 Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
4/21 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
4/22 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
4/24 San Francisco, CA @ Slims
4/25 Las Vegas, NV @ LVCS
4/27 Hollywood, CA @ Avalon
4/28 Phoenix, AZ @ Club Red
5/2 Austin, TX @ Elysium
5/3 Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
5/4 Dallas, TX @ Trees
5/6 Pensacola, FL @Vinyl Music Hall
5/8 Jacksonville, FL @ Roc Bar
5/9 W. Palm Beach, FL @ Respectable St.
5/10 Orlando, FL @ Backbooth
5/11 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

MOTÖRHEAD Gives Thanks to Fans – Win a SOLD OUT Limited Edition ASG MOTÖRHEAD Guitar via CraveOnline.com

‘Tis the season! MOTÖRHEAD is giving thanks to fans by offering up a killer new prize via CraveOnline.com. Fans can enter to win a brand new, limited edition collector’s model of the ASG MOTÖRHEAD guitar (pictured above), which is currently sold out through ASG. Learn more about the guitar and enter to win at CraveOnline.com now.

 
MOTÖRHEAD’s new album Aftershock garnered their biggest selling first week and highest US chart debut numbers to date! You can order Aftershock now in Limited Edition Digipack format via Amazon.com at this link. The album is also available in regular CD format and vinyl (gatefold – 180-Gram Single LP). 

 
The new music video for the track ‘Heartbreaker’ debuted in October via Rolling Stone at this location. Take a look! The video is produced by EPIGRAPHICS and features animated sketch art drawn by the man himself, Lemmy Kilmister. The video also features special live footage taken at several of the band’s recent top performances at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods, Wacked Open Air, Rock In Rio, and more. 

Riot Fest Celebrates 10th Anniversary in 2014 –

Early Bird Tickets On Sale Wednesday, November 27th

 
Going into its 10th year, the purveyors of fun at Riot Fest are in the midst of planning the biggest festival ever, and super-economical early bird tickets will be available on Wednesday November 27th at 12 Noon CST. A limited number of 3 day passes are available for the outrageous price of ­­­­$69.98 and fans can expect more rides, more attractions, more great food options and an another incredible line-up of bands in Chicago September 12-14.

 
"It's almost needless to say, but to get to our 10th Riot Fest in Chicago is special.  Internally, we're a tight-knit crew who love music, our community and, most importantly, the fans who have been with us since day one.  Every year we strive to get the bands we love without the crazy fest prices, and that's the primary reason why we offer discounted early bird tickets.  We understand not everyone can afford certain fest prices, but, if we can make it work on our end where we can keep prices low, we always will," said Michael Petryshyn, partner of Riot Fest.  "Also, because this will be our 10th Birthday, fans can expect some amazing surprises... ones that we're already giddy about."

 
Tickets: www.ticketfly.com and www.riotfest.org

RED DRAGON CARTEL TO RELEASE THEIR SELF-TITLED DEBUT VIA FRONTIERS RECORDS


New Album by Band Comprised of Former Ozzy Osbourne/Badlands Guitar Legend Jake E. Lee, Bassist Ronnie Mancuso, Vocalist D.J. Smith and Drummer Jonas Fairley Set for Release in January

The newest band ready to take aim at the creative void in the hard rock world, Red Dragon Cartel, are set to release their debut album via Frontiers Records. The self-titled debut by the band made up of guitar legend Jake E. Lee, bassist Ronnie Mancuso, singer D.J. Smith and drummer Jonas Fairley is set for release on January 24th in Europe and January 28th in North America.


Jake E. Lee is best known for his work in Badlands and as guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne on Bark at the Moon and The Ultimate Sin albums. Red Dragon Cartel also features various guest appearances from some of music’s most notable faces including legendary Cheap Trick vocalist Robin Zander, original Iron Maiden vocalist Paul Di’Anno, Kill Devil Hill/Pantera bassist Rex Brown, Slash’s Conspirators Todd Kearns and Brent Fitz and In This Moment front woman Maria Brink. The album was produced by Ronnie Mancuso and Jake E. Lee and was executive produced, mixed and mastered by Kevin Churko (In This Moment, Ozzy Osbourne, Five Finger Death Punch).


From the opening riff of “Deceived” to final sustained piano chord of “Exquisite Tenderness,” it is clear Red Dragon Cartel has created an album that stands amongst some of the greatest hard rock albums of all time. Infectious songs such as “Shout It Out,” “Wasted” and “Slave” showcase the band’s ability to write memorable hooks and vocal melodies. Robin Zander of Cheap Trick lends his voice to the track “Feeder” and a lyric video for the song can be seen at http://tinyurl.com/FeederLyricVideo. Maria Brink of In This Moment lends her unique vocals to the track “Big Mouth.” Paul Di’Anno and Sass Jordan also lend their talents to the band’s debut. Jake E. Lee’s trademark playing style instantly shines through and picks up right where he left off. The album is available for pre-order on Amazon.com at http://amzn.to/1aYjMng or digitally on iTunes at http://smarturl.it/reddragoncartel that comes with an instant download of “Deceived.”


The track listing for Red Dragon Cartel is:

1. Deceived

2. Shout It Out

3. Feeder with Robin Zander

4. Fall From The Sky (Seagull)

5. Wasted with Paul Di’Anno

6. Slave

7. Big Mouth with Maria Brink

8. War Machine

9. Redeem Me with Sass Jordan

10. Exquisite Tenderness

LEGENDARY INTERNATIONAL HARD ROCKERS SCORPIONS' "MTV UNPLUGGED" TRACK LISTING REVEALED

CD/DVD AND BLU-RAY DUE OUT JANUARY 21ST IN NORTH AMERICA VIA SONY INTERNATIONAL; PACKAGE INCLUDES NEW ACOUSTIC VERSIONS OF BEST-LOVED CLASSIC HITS AS WELL AS NEW MATERIAL 

(New York, NY) - The track listing for legendary international hard rockers the Scorpions' new offering MTV UNPLUGGED has just been revealed.  Please see below for the complete list of songs on the CD and DVD.  Due out in North America on January 21st, 2014, material from MTV UNPLUGGED is taken from the Scorpions' first-ever "MTV Unplugged" show and features new acoustic versions of best-loved classic hits, as well as five brand new songs.  MTV UNPLUGGED will be available in North America as a deluxe CD + DVD package and as a Blu-Ray.  MTV UNPLUGGED is being released in 50 countries, a testament to the German band's iconic status worldwide.  Click here to access the cover of MTV UNPLUGGED.  

 
Recorded and filmed just a few months ago on September 11th and September 12th of this year, the Scorpions' MTV UNPLUGGED was culled from two dynamic acoustic sets at the Lycabettus Theatre in Athens, Greece.  The spectacular open-air theatre, situated 300 meters above the city, was an impressive backdrop for the first-ever open-air show in the history of "MTV Unplugged" (the theatre also shares a birth year with the Scorpions themselves, having been built in 1965, the same year the Scorpions formed).  In other news, the Scorpions are still in the midst of their epic Farewell World Tour; the tour has been going on for more than three years now.  To the delight of their fans there is no end in sight, as to date the band has only played 23 out of the 38 countries planned on the itinerary.  

 
The Scorpions is Klaus Meine (vocals/guitar), Rudolf Schenker (guitars/vocals), Matthias Jabs (guitars), Pawel Maciwoda (bass) and James Kottak (drums); additional musical support on MTV UNPLUGGED includes contributions from Swedish musicians and producers Mikael Nord Andersson (guitars, mandolin, lap steel, vocals) and Martin Hansen (guitars, harmonica, vocals).  The duo is also responsible for the arrangements on MTV UNPLUGGED.

 
The Scorpions is one of the most successful international hard rock bands of all time, selling upwards of 75 million records worldwide and playing more than 5,000 concerts in 80+ countries globally.  Formed in Germany in 1965, the band has come to be known for their colossal radio and MTV hits "Rock You Like A Hurricane," "No One Like You" and "Wind Of Change," as well as their status as international rock ambassadors.  VH1 ranked the Scorpions as the #46 Artist on the "Greatest Artists Of Hard Rock" special, while "Rock You Like A Hurricane" came in at #18 on VH1's "Greatest Hard Rock Songs".  The band recently received a star on the Hollywood Rock Walk in Los Angeles.  To date, the Scorpions have released 18 studio albums and 5 live records.

 
Scorpions MTV UNPLUGGED track listing:

 
CD:

1.    Sting In The Tail

2.    Can't Live Without You

3.    The Best Is Yet To Come

4.    Dancing With The Moonlight - new song

5.    Delicate Dance - new song

6.    Love Is The Answer - new song

7.    Follow Your Heart - new song

8.    Send Me An Angel

9.    Where The River Flows

10.  Rock You Like A Hurricane

11.  Blackout

12.  Still Loving You

13.  Big City Nights

14.  Wind Of Change

15.  No One Like You

 
DVD:

1.    Sting In The Tail

2.    Can't Live Without You

3.    Pictured Life

4.    Speedy's Coming

5.    Born To Touch Your Feelings

6.    The Best Is Yet To Come

7.    Dancing With The Moonlight - new song

8.    In Trance

9.    When You Came Into My Life

10.  Delicate Dance - new song

11.  Love Is The Answer - new song

12.  Follow Your Heart - new song

13.  Send Me An Angel

14.  Where The River Flows

15.  Passion Rules The Game

16.  Rock You Like A Hurricane

17.  Hit Between The Eyes

18.  Drum-Athenica

19.  Rock N' Roll Band - new song

20.  Blackout

21.  Still Loving You

22.  Big City Nights

23.  Wind Of Change

24.  No One Like You

25.  When The Smoke Is Going Down

SKELETONWITCH CONFIRMS EUROPEAN TOUR DATES WITH OVERKILL
Final installment of 'Serpents Unleashed' behind-the-scenes studio footage posted

Currently riding a wave of critical acclaim for their new album "Serpents Unleashed," midwestern blackened metal heathens SKELETONWITCH -- who are currently touring North America with The Black Dahlia Murder -- will head overseas to join legendary thrashers Overkill on a spring tour of Western Europe that will begin shortly after the completion of their early 2014 U.S. tour with Amon Amarth and Enslaved. Additional international tour dates will be announced shortly. A complete list of all currently confirmed SKELETONWITCH concerts appears below. 

Hailed by Decibel as the band's best effort yet, "Serpents Unleashed" -- recorded earlier this year with Kurt Ballou (Converge, High On Fire, Isis) and featuring artwork by John Baizley (Baroness, Kylesa, Kvelertak) -- recently debuted at #62 on the Billboard Top 200 in addition to cracking the Top 10 on the magazine's independent, hard rock and vinyl albums charts. The fifth and final in a series of behind-the-scenes videos documenting the album's recording can be seen below.

Pick up a copy of "Serpents Unleashed" from one of the following locations: 
North America: www.skeletonwitch.com | skeletonwitch.bandcamp.com | Amazon | iTunes
Europe: Backstreet | Amazon UK | Amazon Germany | iTunes | skeletonwitch.bandcamp.com 

Cult Legends THE MISSION To Release 'Swan Song' EP

LISTEN TO 'SWAN SONG (RECONSTRUCTION CIRCA 1984)' ON SOCIETE PERRIER AVAILABLE DECEMBER 3, 2013 VIA THE END RECORDS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New York, NY (November 12, 2013) - It is with huge pleasure that The Mission announces the release of their new single, by popular demand 'Swan Song', the 2nd single from their recent album 'The Brightest Light'.

Societe Perrier is excited to premiere the 'Swan Song (Reconstruction Circa 1984)' remix off the new EP.

Listen to 'Swan Song (Reconstruction Circa 1984)' on Societe Perrier


They have also filmed a new video, again directed by Rhory Danniells, for the single that was partially shot using the new MOVI M10 handheld 3-axis digital stabilized camera gimbal. This is the first music video to be shot in Europe with this equipment. For more information on the MOVI M10, please click HERE 

The video will be released along with the digital EP on Tuesday 3rd December in North America via The End Records from all usual digital outlets.


'Swan Song' EP Tracklisting
1. Swan Song (radio edit) - Produced by David M Allen, edited by Wayne Hussey. 

Wayne: "We've chosen Swan Song as the next single because of it's overwhelming popularity with our audience, both live and on the album. It's certainly the most 'Mission' like song on the album, it's epic. As is the video that we've made for the song."
2. More Than The Truth - Produced by David M Allen with additional production and mixed by Wayne Hussey. A new song that the band recorded during The Brightest Light sessions. 

Wayne: "We went a bit electronic with the rhythm track of this, hence it didn't really sit with the rest of the songs on the album for which we employed a far more organic approach. An album needs to sit together as a whole and have cohesion. That's why it always takes me days to decide on which tracks to use and in what order. A big part of the process, even in this day and age of random playlists on an iPod. But this song is cool, it has a good energy and I like it's tension. Not that I've been in a club for a long time but I can see this being played and not clearing the dance floor."

3. Swan Song (Reconstruction Circa 1984) - Produced & performed by Wayne Hussey. 

Wayne: "I wanted to re-record the song and make it sound like something I may have heard on the dance floor of a goth club in 1984. I used a 909 drum machine for that authentic 80's drum sound and the guitar sounds are all phase and chorus. Nostalgia is all we've got to look forward to."

4. Swan Song (Deconstruction) - Produced by David M Allen with additional production and recording and remixed by Simon Hinkler & James Bacon.

Simon: "I worked with my old friend James Bacon on this. In the 90's we were two thirds of electro band Mindfeel, and as such have spent countless studio hours together, so I thought it would be interesting to apply some of that aesthetic to a Mission remix. I set off at 6am and drove up from Devon to Sheffield. The first half of the day was a bit mad, with Dave (Allen) in London, uploading missing vocal and guitar files and us downloading them into the mix. But we decided on the vibe pretty much straight away - taking out the chord changes and rooting it down to just the verse bass line, which all the other recorded elements work really well with. James put in a keyboard pad, and all in all I think we achieved quite a Mindfeel-sounding mix of a Mission song."

5. Swan Song (Reaper Version) - Produced by David M Allen. Vocal by David M Allen.

Dave: "When the idea of different mixes for Swan Song was suggested I found it difficult to think of a different approach as nowadays I do everything to make the mix I finish "the one". Coming back from a Saturday night pub Kareoke session and frankly a little tipsy I had the crazy idea to sing it myself. At least I thought that Wayne would have some amusement out of it along the lines of "Cheeky Fucker !". To my mixed feelings of horror and pride, he said that he liked it and asked if it could be used. Vanity won over horror for which I beg the listeners indulgence."


6. Swan Song (Lament) - Produced & performed by Wayne Hussey.


Wayne: " I was sat at home watching TV and strumming my nylon stringed classical guitar and this version of the song just naturally evolved. Obviously with one eye on an acoustic version that I'll be able to play at my solo shows it is proof that a good song can be played in any one of myriad ways. I think this is probably my own personal favourite version of the song. Of course it is."


All tracks mastered by James Bacon.


Also available: The Mission's most recent album 'The Brightest Light' featuring original members Wayne Hussey, Craig Adams and Simon Hinkler along with drummer Mike Kelly. This is an work that pulls from The Mission's history and showcases their talent and musicianship in a new era.

THE DEAD DAISIES EMBARK ON FALL UK TOUR  "LOCK 'N' LOAD (feat. Slash)" #1 AT PLANET ROCK RADIO

SELF-TITLED DEBUT ALBUM OUT NOW ON CAROLINE/UNIVERSAL

The Dead Daisies released their self-titled debut in the US and Canada this year through Caroline/Universal and spent the summer on the Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival with Alice In Chains, Jane’s Addiction, Coheed and Cambria and Circa Survive.
The group heads to the UK this month to play 18 dates as Special Guests of Black Star Riders and will also be headlining their first ever UK show at the prestigious Underworld rock club in Camden on Nov 20th. The Dead Daisies comes out today in the UK.

Formed around the nucleus of Australians Jon Stevens (Noiseworks/INXS) and David Lowy (Red Phoenix/Mink), the powerful musical collective is completed by a line-up that speaks volumes. They include, Charley Drayton (The X-pensive Winos/The Cult), Richard Fortus (Guns ‘N’ Roses/Thin Lizzy), Darryl Jones (The Rolling Stones) and Dizzy Reed (Guns ‘N’ Roses). Lead guitarist and Thin Lizzy alum Fortus said this about the forthcoming tour, “I’m really looking forward to touring with my old band mates in the Black Star Riders. Can’t wait to show them up every night!”

On embarking to the UK, lead singer Jon Stevens perhaps sums it up best, “What a way to finish off the year! The Dead Daisies first tour through the UK with Black Star Riders is going to be one hell of a rocking tour.”
The Dead Daisies' first single “Lock ’N’ Load”, a new track co-written by and featuring legendary guitarist Slash received airplay on radio networks across the US including national airplay on SiriusXM satellite radio, both Alice Cooper's and Nikki Sixx's popular syndicated radio programs and was named Rolling Stone's Daily Download.

The single is already storming the UK radio airwaves landing at number one on the Planet Rock airplay chart and placing on Team Rock, Kerrang Radio and the nations largest station BBC Radio 2. In addition to radio, “Lock ‘N’ Load” can be heard throughout English football stadiums and even received in stadium play to a sold out 80,000 plus crowd at Wembley Stadium for the NFL's match between the San Francisco 49ers and Jacksonville Jaguars on the 27th of October in London.

In advance of the tour, The Dead Daisies will be heavily featured in the November issue of Britain's influential Classic Rock Magazine, who is giving away the album for free inside the two-page print spread in this month's addition.

The Dead Daisies sound is created around the tracks written by Stevens & Lowy which is based on the music they both love – classic late ‘70s early ‘80s hard rock, in that soulful Bad Company meets Foreigner via The Faces kind of vibe – big choruses, powerful melodies, and strong hooks. Recorded with LA-based engineer, producer and multi-instrumentalist John Fields, The Dead Daises finished recording their debut album in just two intensely creative weeks. Jon Stevens has also contributed the title track; “Fly”, to the animated Disney movie Planes released this summer. The second single from The Dead Daisies, "Washington", is going for adds at rock radio now.

The Dead Daisies Tour Dates:Wed, Nov 20 – London – Camden UnderworldFri, Nov 22 – Bournemouth – O2 AcademySat, Nov 22 – London – O2 Shepherds Bush EmpireSun, Nov 24 – Bristol – O2 AcademyTues, Nov 26 – Cambridge – JunctionWed, Nov 27 – Norwich – UEAFri, Nov 29 – Wales – Hard Rock Hell 6Sat, Nov 30 – Wolverhampton – Wulfrun HallSun, Dec 1 – Cardiff – Solus/UniversityMon, Dec 2 – Oxford – O2 AcademyTues, Dec 3 – Liverpool – O2 AcademyThurs, Dec 5 – Inverness – IronworksFri, Dec 6 – Edinburgh – PicturehouseSat, Dec 7 – Newcastle – O2 AcademySun, Dec 8 – Leeds – O2 AcademyTues, Dec 10 – Leamington Spa – The AssemblyThurs, Dec 12 – Nottingham – Rock CityFri, Dec 13 – Manchester – RitzSat, Dec 14 – Dublin – AcademySun, Dec 15 – Belfast – Limelight  

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MOTÖRHEAD Announces Re-Scheduled UK/European Tour Dates 

All is well! MOTÖRHEAD is pleased to announce the re-scheduled tour dates for their upcoming UK/European tour. Last week, Lemmy announced that the dates would have to be postponed, but in a quick turnaround, all dates have been re-scheduled and confirmed. Ticket holders should hold on to their tickets as they will be honored at these re-scheduled dates. 

 
UK/European dates:

February 13, 2014 - Scotland, Glasgow @ Academy

February 14, 2014 - England, Newcastle @ City Hall

February 16, 2014 - England, Manchester @ Apollo

February 17, 2014 - England, Wolverhampton @ Civic Hall

February 19, 2014 - England, London @ Brixton Academy

February 20, 2014 - England, Nottingham @ Royal Concert Hall

February 22, 2014 - France, Paris @ Zenith

February 24, 2014 - Belgium, Deinze @ Brielpoort

February 25, 2014 - Germany, Hamburg @ Sporthalle

February 27, 2014 - Germany, Munich @ Zenith

March 1, 2014 - Germany, Frankfurt @ Jahrhunderthalle

March 2, 2014 - Germany, Berlin @ Velodrom

March 4, 2014 - Germany, Dusseldorf @ MEH

March 5, 2014 - Germany, Stuttgart @ Schleyerhalle

March 8, 2014 - Sweden, Linkoping @ Cloetta Center

March 10, 2014 - Denmark, Horsens @ Forum Horsens

March 12, 2014 - Norway, Oslo @ Sentrum Scene

March 14, 2014 - Finland, Helsinki @ Hartwell Arena

 
Last week, MOTÖRHEAD announced that their new album Aftershock has garnered their biggest selling first week and highest US chart debut numbers to date! See below for all US Billboard and international chart numbers. MOTÖRHEAD would like to thank their fans around the world for their undying support and dedication.

 
US Billboard Numbers:

# 22 Billboard Top 200

#3 Hard Music

#8 Rock

#16 Physical

#59 Digital

 
Top Chart Debuts Internationally:

Germany #5

Finland #5

Austria #7

Holland #64

Belgium #61

 
You can order Aftershock now in Limited Edition Digipack format via Amazon.com at this link. The album is also available in regular CD format and vinyl (gatefold – 180-Gram Single LP). 

New to MOTÖRHEAD merch land: the official Rock Science MOTÖRHEAD board game! Rock Science has joined forces with MOTÖRHEAD to deliver the first MOTÖRHEAD trivia game ever. MOTÖRHEAD is the loudest band of all time, and they are bloody timeless, just like Rock Science. Experience all the riggin’ the loudness, the drinks, the girls, the songs, the lyrics, the fights, the fuck-ups and the wins, plus much, much more. Dig Deep into the history of this monster and call yourself a MOTÖRHEAD scientist.

 
“I’ve had a fun life for sure. Playing this will help me remember it!” – Lemmy

 
For more information and to buy the game, please visit Rock Science at this link

 
The new music video for the track ‘Heartbreaker’ debuted last week via Rolling Stone at this location. Take a look! The video is produced by EPIGRAPHICS and features animated sketch art drawn by the man himself, Lemmy Kilmister. The video also features special live footage taken at several of the band’s recent top performances at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods, Wacked Open Air, Rock In Rio, and more. 

DOYLE’s ‘Abominator’ Out Worldwide TODAY via Monsterman Records // Check out DOYLE’s Halloween-Themed METAL ON VEVO Channel Takeover on YouTube

 
On Tour NOW with DANZIG as Part of the DANZIG 25th Anniversary Tour - Butcher Babies, Texas Hippie Coalition and A Pale Horse Named Death Supporting

 
Get Your DOYLE DIGIPAK Now Exclusively From www.officialdoyle.com

 
DOYLE’s new album Abominator is out NOW worldwide, and is available in CD and digipack formats! The albums are releasing via Monsterman Records (in partnership with Brain Muscle Media), via INgrooves, the leading global independent music distributor. You can buy the digipack at www.officialdoyle.com, and the CD at FYE or the Dept. of Record Stores Coalition.

 
In celebration of today’s release, VEVO—  the world’s leading all-premium music video and entertainment platform— is teaming up with DOYLE Wolfgang Von Frankenstein to bring you his Top 10 music videos for Halloween! Taking over the platform’s Metal on VEVO channel on YouTube, his playlist features The Misfits, Metallica, Alice Cooper and more. Take a look at www.youtube.com/metalonvevo and get spooked!

 
DOYLE Wolfgang Von Frankenstein recently sat down for a quick Q&A with Fangoria Magazine, highlighting his attraction to horror culture, his personal taste in music, touring, and more. Read it here.

 
DOYLE wants YOU to make a music video for any song on their new album Abominator, as part of their new “Land of the Evil” video contest. The Grand Prize is ONE Oktober Annihilator Guitar signed by DOYLE Wolfgang Von Frankenstein himself! Read details and contest rules here: http://officialdoyle.com/doyle-land-of-the-dead-video-contest-rules/ 

 
DOYLE is on the road with Danzig on the second leg of the DANZIG 25th anniversary tour. The tour features a special Misfits set and also features openers Butcher Babies, Texas Hippie Coalition and A Pale Horse Named Death. See below for all remaining tour dates.

 
10/29 - EL PASO, TX - Tricky Falls

10/31 - SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Warfield***

*** Join DOYLE at a special Halloween Meet & Greet at Guitar Center in San Francisco on 10/31 at 6:00PM! Located at 1645 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94109. 

Check out the lyric video for DOYLE’s new single ‘Valley of Shadows’ via Loudwire.com

ROB ZOMBIE’S GREAT AMERICAN NIGHTMARE

TO AUCTION ROB’S CUSTOMIZED 1967 FORD F-100 TRUCK

--AS SEEN ON HISTORY®’s ‘COUNTING CARS’--

FOR THE PUPPY RESCUE MISSION

AUCTION TO BE HOSTED ON EBAY

FROM OCTOBER 23 THROUGH NOVEMBER 2, 2013

 
Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare is auctioning Rob’s custom macabre-style 1967 Ford F-100 truck for charity. Rob donated thetruck--as seen on HISTORY®’s Counting Cars--for the charity auction which will benefit The Puppy Rescue Mission (www.thepuppyrescuemission.org).

 
The Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare charity auction will take place from Wednesday, October 23 at 8:00 PM PT to Saturday, November 2 at 8:00 PM PT at http://shop.ebay.com/merchant/unitetheunited  or eBay Keywords: “Rob Zombie Charity Truck.”

 
Counting Cars star Danny “The Count” Koker and his crew surprised Rob with the customized truck while he was on tour headlining the Mayhem Festival this summer (http://robzombie.com/2013/07/rob-zombie-to-feature-on-july-16s-episode-of-counting-cars-on-the-history-channel/). The truck is now on display for all to see firsthand at Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare (www.GreatAmericanNightmare.com)at the FEARplex in Pomona, CA through November 2.

 
Here’s a list of custom improvements and upgrades that the 1967 Ford F-100 Short Bed Fleetside truck has received from Ken Mack, General Manager at Count's Kustoms:

 
429 Cobra Jet V8, C-6 Automatic transmission, Edelbrock intake, Quick fuel carburetor, MSD distributor, Taylor spark plug wires, MSD core, Cobra valve covers & air cleaner, DJM front lowering I-beams, rear drop kit, Wheel Smith Steelie Wheels, Hoosier rear slicks, new front tires, Flow Master custom exhaust, Gennie 3-gear shifter, custom spider shift knob, mini-tubed, semi-pro street look, welded and smoothed tailgate and bed, Alpine CD/Radio with two 6" speakers, custom paint (flat black), hand pin-striping, full color gloss Zombie graphics, airbrushing and custom deep green sparkle upholstery, doors, dash and bed cover.

 
The Puppy Rescue Mission is a non-profit organization that fundraises and assists in pet rescue, fostering and re-homing pets of soldiers. Rob Zombie was attracted to The Puppy Rescue Mission during their participation in 2013 Mayhem Festival. In a recent interview with Radio.com, Rob explained, “…a lot of soldiers in Afghanistan would find these dogs and bond with them and sneak them on the bases, even though they weren’t supposed to have them.  It was probably the only moment of sanity for these guys, when they spent time with them.  Some of the stories I’ve heard are horrible: people would torture these dogs, and kill them for fun. These guys saved these dogs, and really bonded with them. But they weren’t allowed to take them home, and if they could, it was so expensive. That was a cause I could really understand and get behind. Imagine being that far from home and bonding with a dog and then being told to just leave him there and then get on a plane to go home. No way!” (July 30, 2013).

 
Anna Maria Cannan created The Puppy Rescue Mission in 2012 to fundraise to help rescue “The Lucky Seven” out of Afghanistan where her fiancé was deployed. Due to Anna’s fundraising efforts, several of “The Lucky Seven” are now living stateside along with their respective soldiers. It’s PRM’s mission to continue Anna’s work by fundraising and helping to rescue dogs and cats from Afghanistan for soldiers who wish to have their furry friends brought back from war. These are "Soldiers Saving Puppies...Puppies Saving Soldiers."

 
Anna says, "My husband Chris and his dog Bear are the reason Puppy Rescue Mission began. Meeting Rob Zombie is something he truly will never forget. Rob's love for animals truly touched both of us. These dogs are the best therapy a soldier could ask for...and Rob is making more of these reunions possible for other soldiers with his incredible generosity. We are so grateful."

MOTÖRHEAD’s “Aftershock” Hits Stores Today – Amazon’s #1 Hard Rock/Metal Album

 
Tweet from USA Today:The album of the week goes to @myMotorhead's 'Aftershock.' usat.ly/1deBkwh” 

 
“In the history of music, there are few true mavericks on the level of the legendary Lemmy, a man who seems to do his own thing without any concern for what anyone else thinks about it. This level of confidence has made MOTÖRHEAD a timeless institution in the world of rock & roll, and on Aftershock, the band's 21st album, it's clear they're not even close to running out of gas.”AllMusic.com

 
The day has finally come! MOTÖRHEAD’s 21st studio album, Aftershock, is in stores today. You can order Aftershock now in Limited Edition Digipack format via Amazon.com at this link. The album is also available in regular CD format and vinyl (gatefold – 180-Gram Single LP) format (digital coming soon). And what better way to ring in the release of this monumental album than a #1 chart position on the Top 100 Hard Rock/Metal Album Chart via Amazon.com!

 
The new music video for the track ‘Heartbreaker’ debuted last week via Rolling Stone at this location. Take a look! The video is produced by EPIGRAPHICS and features animated sketch art drawn by the man himself, Lemmy Kilmister. The video also features special live footage taken at several of the band’s recent top performances at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods, Wacked Open Air, Rock In Rio, and more. 

 
This weekend’s official MOTÖRHEAD listening party was a blast! The fans and press turned out in droves and a great time was had by all while chowing on pizza and listening to Aftershock!

Godflesh Rescheduled US Tour Dates Announced on Brooklyn Vegan
TOUR BEGINS APRIL 10TH 2014'HYMNS' DELUXE REISSUE OUT NOW VIA THE END RECORDS


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New York, NY (October 15, 2013) -  After a nail biting 5 days of anticipation, Brooklyn Vegan has lead the announcement of the rescheduled Godflesh tour dates.

The tour will begin on April 10th in NYC and run through April 24th ending in Austin, TX; all ticket purchases from the previous tour dates will be honored. Openers will be announced at a later date.

Godflesh Tour Dates
4/10/14 - Irving Plaza - New York, NY
4/11/14 - Theatre of Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA
4/13/14 - Royale - Boston, MA
4/15 - Metro - Chicago, IL
4/17/14 - Neumo's - Seattle, WA
4/18/14 - Hawthorne Theatre - Portland, OR
4/20/14 - DNA Lounge - San Francisco, CA
4/22/14 - The Fonda Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
4/24/14 - Mohawk - Austin, TX

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Godflesh is classic, ballsy, catchy, and mean.  Justin Broadrick (the band’s frontman, leader of the band Jesu, and ex member of Napalm Death) manages to craft catchy riffs and choruses into the mix without losing a drop of originality. Often called their finest album, “Hymns” was released on 2001, and has now been re-issued by The End Records as a Special Edition 2CD Deluxe Remaster with Bonus Tracks, Liner Notes, Lyrics and Never Before Seen Photos and Images.  Always a few steps ahead of the pack, Godflesh have once again reinvented themselves, providing their audience with a challenging and inspirational slab of crushing industrial metal.

Why Wait? Stream MOTÖRHEAD’s “Aftershock” Now, Exclusively via YAHOO MUSIC

 
Official “AFTERSHOCK” Listening Party @ Rainbow Bar & Grill  - THIS FRIDAY, October 18 from 9-11PM

 
New Album “Aftershock” Hitting Stores on October 22, 2013 via UDR Music

 
#3 on the Amazon Top Hard Rock/Metal Chart this Week!

 
“Just finished listening to "Aftershock". It’s incredible... they never fail to deliver! If you love Rock and Roll, you must get this album!!!” - Triple H, 13-time World Champion and Chief Operating Officer of WWE

 
“The new MOTÖRHEAD album 'Aftershock' is so ridiculously good. If u don't buy it Lemmy will personally come to your house & defile your sister!” - Don Jamieson "That Metal Show"

 
“All [Lemmy] and his mates have done is put together one of their best albums in the last 20 years.” MSN.com

 
It might not be October 22nd yet, but the wait is over. MOTÖRHEAD graces their fans with an early full-album debut of their upcoming 21st studio album, Aftershock! Take a listen now, exclusively via Yahoo Music at this link.

 
Bassist Phil Campbell offers his personal insight, “This record is hard as nails... gonna fry your brains... and put you into AFTERSHOCK!” 

 
You can pre-order the next chapter of MOTÖRHEAD’s legendary catalog now in Limited Edition Digipack format via Amazon.com at this link. The album is also available for pre-order now in regular CD format and vinyl (gatefold – 180-Gram Single LP) format (digital coming soon). 

 
Recorded at NRG Studios in North Hollywood, Aftershock is yet another perfect MOTÖRHEAD record, boasting 14 riff-monsters, placing MOTÖRHEAD in perhaps their best writing form for years.

 
MOTÖRHEAD recently announced their upcoming official listening party, taking place at the world-famous Rainbow Bar & Grill located at 9015 Sunset Blvd. in West Hollywood. The event is taking place on Friday, October 18th from 9:00-11:00 PM, upstairs. Come listen to the brand new MOTÖRHEAD album Aftershock before it's released on October 22nd, enjoy free Rainbow Pizza and win MOTÖRHEAD prizes! The first 100 MOTÖRHEAD fans get in free!

 
All of the bands involved in the Noisecreep.com ‘Most Anticipated Release of October’ Poll were great sports, but MOTÖRHEAD’s Aftershock came out on top! Thanks to all who voted. 

 
Learn more about MOTÖRHEAD at these websites:

 
Official Lemmy Facebook: www.facebook.com/OfficialLemmy

Official MOTÖRHEAD Facebook: www.facebook.com/OfficialMotorhead

Official MOTÖRHEAD Twitter: @MyMotorhead

Official MOTÖRHEAD Website: www.imotorhead.com

For your Holiday Gift Guide 
What Says "the Holidays" Better than Slayer Eyeglasses?
   

Slayer and Arnette are collaborating on a capsule collection featuring matte black and blood red artwork on Arnette's flagship Witch Doctor sunglasses, Series 3MX and Skylight snow goggles.

 
The Witch Doctor is a part of the A.C.E.S. collection of frames that feature interchangeable arms that can be used with other A.C.E.S. models. Available in two color options, grey lenses with a matte black frame and black arms, or red mirror lenses with a matte black frame and red arms, both featuring official Slayer artwork. The arms of each colorway are interchangeable with each other and other A.C.E.S. sunglasses.

 
The Skylight is Arnette's full-featured snow goggle with No-BS (No-Blind Spot) technology. The matte black frame comes in two options - one with both dark grey and inferno chrome lenses, or just a dark grey lens alone.

 
The Series 3MX is the dirt deflecting model of choice for motocross and FMX riders such as Robbie Maddison.

 
The Arnette Uncommon Projects Capsule Collection with Slayer will be released in limited amounts globally this month. 

Rock Legend Returns to the Stage after Treatment for Disease That's Often Misdiagnosed as Alzheimer's

PHOENIX, Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- After five years of suffering from dementia-like symptoms and unable to play guitar, Alice Cooper's former bandmate and guitar legend Dick Wagner has returned to music after having been successfully treated for a commonly misdiagnosed brain condition. Wagner, 70, was treated by Joseph Zabramski, MD, at Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, and today is back in the spotlight.

Wagner, who lives in Arizona, and co-wrote the majority of the Alice Cooper Band's top selling songs, including the hit "Welcome to My Nightmare," thought his profession as a guitarist was over when he began to exhibit symptoms such as memory loss and gait.

"I couldn't turn to the left as I walked, I would often fall, and I could no longer play guitar," says Wagner. I didn't know what was happening to me and I thought my career was over."

Wagner sought help from Barrow Neurological Institute and was diagnosed with normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH), a condition caused by a build-up of spinal fluid in the brain. The spinal fluid puts pressure on the nerves that control the legs, bladder and cognitive function. The symptoms are similar to Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's, but with NPH, they are reversible.

Wagner immediately began feeling his symptoms subside after undergoing surgery in which neurosurgeon Dr. Zabramski surgically placed a permanent shunt in Wagner's brain that drains a small amount of spinal fluid every day.

"I was like a new man overnight," says Wagner. "For five years I didn't have the strength or coordination to pick up the guitar. That all changed immediately after surgery. I got my life back."

NPH typically strikes after age 55. An estimated 200,000 to 400,000 Americans suffer from NPH and the number is on the rise because of an aging population.

"Because NPH mimics the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's, the condition is very difficult to diagnose," says Dr. Zabramski. "An estimated 5 percent of all dementia patients actually have NPH, which is correctable."

Barrow's Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center has created a clinic to screen and diagnose NPH patients. The condition is diagnosed with a CT scan or MRI followed by a spinal tap. Once a patient is diagnosed, they undergo surgery to implant the shunt. Most patients instantly feel their symptoms reverse.

Wagner, who is also known for writing songs for KISS and Aerosmith, is now back on the road touring and promoting a book he recently authored.

"I made a complete turnaround of my life after my surgery," says Wagner. "It feels great to be back on the stage."

MOTÖRHEAD Premieres New Track ‘Queen Of The Damned’ Today via Loudwire.com 

Listen to New Single ‘Heartbreaker’ Now on Sirius XM 's Ozzy's Boneyard, Liquid Metal and Octane

Official “AFTERSHOCK” Listening Party @ Rainbow Bar & Grill on October 18 from 9-11PM

New Album “Aftershock” Hitting Stores on October 22, 2013 via UDR Music

 
“Just finished listening to "Aftershock". It’s incredible... they never fail to deliver! If you love Rock and Roll, you must get this album!!!” - Triple H, 13-time World Champion and Chief Operating Officer of WWE

 
“The new MOTÖRHEAD album 'Aftershock' is so ridiculously good. If u don't buy it Lemmy will personally come to your house & defile your sister!” - Don Jamieson "That Metal Show"

 
“All [Lemmy] and his mates have done is put together one of their best albums in the last 20 years.” MSN.com

 
“WOW! The new MOTÖRHEAD record is one of the best, start to finish, they have ever done.  LOST WOMAN BLUES is da bomb.”  - Classic Rock Revisited

 
Today, MOTÖRHEAD is releasing another brand new track from their upcoming 21st studio album, Aftershock, entitled ‘Queen Of The Damned’. The track is streaming exclusively via Loudwire.com now, and is a fast head-banger full of killer riffage– just what MOTÖRHEAD is known for being best at! Listen here.

 
And damned you will be if you do not pick up Aftershock—at least in the eyes of guitarist Phil Campbell, who offers up his sentiments to those who ignore the band’s new album, saying, “If you don't check out our new record, you're a wanker!

 
Drummer Mikkey Dee adds, “Finally everyone! Aftershock in da house! I think we have a very special new MOTÖRHEAD album for you to hear, a great step forward from the last few albums! I just FUCKIN love it!

 
MOTÖRHEAD recently announced their upcoming official listening party, taking place at the world-famous Rainbow Bar & Grill located at 9015 Sunset Blvd. in West Hollywood. The event is taking place on Friday, October 18th from 9:00-11:00 PM, upstairs. Come listen to the brand new MOTÖRHEAD album Aftershock before it's released on October 22nd, enjoy free Rainbow Pizza and win MOTÖRHEAD prizes! The first 100 MOTÖRHEAD fans get in free!

Aftershock, MOTÖRHEAD’s mammoth 21st studio album, hits stores in North America on October 22, 2013 via UDR Music. Recorded at NRG Studios in North Hollywood, Aftershock is a true leveler, a crushing confirmation of everything MOTÖRHEAD stands for, marching from the dust storm to deliver 14 belting statements which see MOTÖRHEAD in perhaps their best writing form for years.

 
You can pre-order the next chapter of MOTÖRHEAD’s legendary catalog now in Limited Edition Digipack format via Amazon.com at this link. The album is also available for pre-order now in regular CD format and vinyl (gatefold – 180-Gram Single LP) format (digital coming soon). 

 
MOTÖRHEAD’s single ‘Heartbreaker’ is spinning now on Sirius XM’s Liquid Metal and Ozzy’s Boneyard channels. 

 
All of the bands involved in the Noisecreep.com ‘Most Anticipated Release of October’ Poll were great sports, but MOTÖRHEAD’s Aftershock came out on top! Thanks to all who voted. 

 
Learn more about MOTÖRHEAD at these websites:

 
Official Lemmy Facebook: www.facebook.com/OfficialLemmy

Official MOTÖRHEAD Facebook: www.facebook.com/OfficialMotorhead

Official MOTÖRHEAD Twitter: @MyMotorhead

Official MOTÖRHEAD Website: www.imotorhead.com

ROB ZOMBIE’S GREAT AMERICAN NIGHTMARE

LAUNCHES THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10

AT FEARPLEX IN POMONA, CA

 
CELEBRITY AUTOGRAPH SIGNINGS AND OTHER ONSITE ACTIVITIES ANNOUNCED FORULTIMATE HALLOWEEN EVENT IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

 
Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare--the ultimate Halloween music and horror event--will launch this Thursday, October 10 at FEARPlex (Fairplex) in Pomona, just outside Los Angeles.

 
Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare will take place every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from October 10-November 2 and will feature 15 nights of music, culminating with a November 2 headlining performance by Rob Zombie himself. This bone-chilling experience will combine the most advanced haunted house attractions with a not-to-be-missed music festival from top artists in the realms of hard rock/metal, rock alternative, EDM, and Latin music. Please visit www.GreatAmericanNightmare.com for the full list of music performances by date.

 
In addition to nightly music performances, the fully immersive haunted house experience will feature three attractions based on Zombie’s own horror films: Lords Of Salem In Total Black Out, The Haunted World Of El Superbeasto 3D, and Haunt Of 1,000 Corpses.

 
The Great American Nightmare’s Bloody Boulevard will offer outdoor screenings of classic horror films including The Phantom of the Opera, Horror Hotel, The Last Man On Earth, Carnival Of Souls, House On Haunted Hill, White Zombie Nosferatu and The Lords of Salem. The area will also feature a DJ, food vendors, beer, wine and spirits, and much more, with freak show characters roaming throughout the grounds each night.

 
Various celebrity signings and other events have been confirmed to take place on the Bloody Boulevard. Please see below for the current schedule and look for additional announcements soon:

 
Thursday, October 10

8pm-10:30pm

Kerry King of Slayer

 
Saturday, October 12

8pm-10:30pm

Sons Of Anarchy cast members Michael Ornstein(“Chucky”), Rusty Coones (Rane Quinn), and Niko Nicotera (Ratboy)

 
Phantom Coaches Hearse Club on display (www.phantomcoaches.org)

 
Saturday, October 26

8pm-10:30pm

Photographer Jeremy Saffer signing his new book Till Death… A Guide To Love And Loss

 
Saturday, November 2

Phantom Coaches Hearse Club on display (www.phantomcoaches.org)

 
The music lineup for Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare includes: Rob Zombie (closing out the event November 2), along with 3OH!3, 45 Grave, Andrew W.K., Beware Of Darkness, Blaze Ya Dead Homie, Blood On The Dance Floor, Butcher Babies, dubstep super group Destroid (featuring Excision, Downlink and KJ Sawka), DirtyLoud, Dirtyphonics, Disco Death featuring VJ Ginger Fish, DJ Bl3nd, Doctor P, Downlink, Duane Peters, Eagles Of Death Metal, Emilie Autumn, Evol Intent, Fei-Fei, Ghost Town, Goldfinger, HeavyGrinder, Kottonmouth Kings, Lupe Fuentes and the Ex Girlfriends, Metalachi, Mod Sun, One More Time (Daft Punk Tribute), Ozomatli, Powerman 5000, Reel Big Fish, TSOL, Terravita, The Dickies, The Used, The Vandals, Twiztid, Vampires Everywhere, Wallpaper., William Control, Winds Of Plague,and Zomboy. One night will also feature pro-wrestling sensations Lucha Libre USA.

 
Tickets for Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare are available starting at only $30 at www.GreatAmericanNightmare.com. Each ticket includes access to all haunted house attractions, concerts and Bloody Boulevard activities. VIP packages are available for purchase at www.GreatAmericanNightmare.com.

 
In addition, opening night is College Night. Students who bring their college ID to the box office on opening night (October 10) will receive a $5 discount.

 
Hours for Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare are 6:30 PM until 11:00 PM on Thursdays and Sundays, 6:30 PM until 1:00 AM on Fridays and Saturdays.

 
FEARPlex (Fairplex) is located at 1101 W. McKinley Avenue in Pomona, CA, centrally located in the heart of Southern California. Fairplex is also home to the LA County Fair, the largest county fair in the world.

AL JOURGENSEN TAKES THE NEXT LOGICAL CAREER STEP BY CO-CREATING A COMIC BOOK SERIES AND BECOMING A SUPER HERO

LOS ANGELES, CA - Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - You're a legendary, pioneering rock star, you've headlined sold-out gigs all over the world, indulged in every rock'n'roll decadence imaginable, survived drug addiction and alcohol abuse, crossed paths with the likes of Madonna, Courtney Love, Robert Plant and Johnny Depp, and released a revealing and critically-acclaimed autobiography.  You've done all this and lived to tell the tale...so, what do you do next?  Well, if you're Ministry's Al Jourgensen, you join forces with British dark-artist Sam Shearon, a.k.a. "Mister-Sam," to create a series of comic books and become a super hero yourself.

 "MINISTRY:  The Devil's Chord - The Chronicles of Alien F. Jourgensen," a 13-issue comic book series, is targeted to premiere at next July's Comi-Con in San Diego.  Each issue in the series will be based on a Ministry album, including the Platinum-certified Psalm 69, the Gold-sellers The Land of Rape and Honey and The Mind is a Terrible Thing to Taste, as well as Filth Pig, Rio Grande Blood, The Last Sucker, and Relapse, all Top 20 albums on Billboard's charts, among others.

 
Said Jourgensen, "I've been wanting to step away from music for a bit, switch gears...then I met Sam and then POOF!  Sam turns me into a super hero.  Ya, I'll sign up for that!"

 
"MINISTRY:  The Devil's Chord" series will have a single story arc joining all 13 comic books together, and is themed in chronological order similar to Ministry's catalogue. The main thread will focus on aliens, conspiracy theories, the occult and the vile and corrupt world of governments... and of course record labels.  The idea for a Ministry comic book was conceived by Ministry manager Angelina Jourgensen.  The story/script of the comic book, written by Sam Shearon was inspired by conversations about Al's life with both Al and Angelina Jourgensen who provided the factual ingredients for Shearon to write this epic.  Shearon has written the copy, created all of the characters and has designed and illustrated the artwork for all 13 main covers as well as the inner illustrations throughout the entire series.

 
"MINISTRY:  The Devil's Chord" follows the adventures of Alien F. Jourgensen, a young musician who is discovered by a record label that seeks to change him, mold him, and control him.  But as Alien focuses his attention on doing what he is truly passionate about - playing music - he discovers his true talent and becomes aware of the inherent powers that set him apart from everyone else, powers that are triggered by music.  As his power grows, he sees truths that others don't:  chilling realities about everything from the true intentions of those who really run the planet, to the untapped powers that lie within all of us. 

 
The story is seen as an alternative view of the life and times of Alien F. Jourgensen and his rise to 'super' power that you won't find in his autobiography.  Combining elements of history and real-life Jourgensen experiences - including many tidbits that were left out of his recent autobiography - the comic books will have our hero traveling the world as a rock musician where he meets and interacts with figures such as William Burroughs and Timothy Leary.

 
"I'd love to have people like Trent Reznor, Billy Gibbons and Billy Haynes be characters in the series," said Jourgensen.   "I mean, who doesn't want to be a super-hero?"

 
Oh, and for hard-core Ministry fans, know that there will be raccoons!

Each of the 13 issues will have a main cover illustrated by Shearon, and then at least one alternative cover created by a special guest artist, available as a limited edition.  Some of the guest artists already lined up include Jon Schnepp, director of the animated death metal band on the TV show "Metalocalypse," Alan Robert, bassist in Life of Agony who wrote and illustrated the graphic novels "Wire Hangers," "Crawl To Me," and "Killogy," Powerman 5000's Spider One, and Digger T. Mesch, creator of the comic book series "The Other Dead."

 
Shearon, who uses the pseudonym 'Mister-Sam," is a British dark-artist who specializes in horror and science fiction art.  His work is influenced by ancient cultures, the occult, the supernatural, the paranormal, the industrial/art/revolution eras, and the unexplained.  In addition to having had his work exhibited in galleries, he has created album sleeve artwork and merchandise designs for music artists such as Rob Zombie, Iron Maiden, KISS, Fear Factory, Rammstein, a Pale Horse Named Death and many others.

 
"I used to listen to Ministry at art college as a teenager," said Shearon.  "To be immortalizing Al Jourgensen in a comic book series is an honor and a thrill ride into his life, that not many people get to see.  Sitting down with Al and Angelina for two weeks at their home to take notes in order to write this, has been one of the most exciting projects I've ever worked on.  There were many days and nights where Al and I would be still awake at around 5am watching the sunrise, surrounded by empty beer bottles.  Fond memories were stirred up, some wounds were opened but all in all both Al and Angelina shared enough of their real life tales to chronicle a story that you just couldn't make up!  This is one hell of an adventure that I personally would love to see on the big screen one day...I will never look at raccoons in the same way again!"

Vote for MOTÖRHEAD’s “Aftershock” Now in Noisecreep’s ‘Most Anticipated Release of October’ Poll + Official Lemmy Kilmister Facebook Page Hits 1 Million Likes

 
Winners of the 2013 Metal Hammer “Maximum Metal” Award

 
Listen to New Single ‘Heartbreaker’ Now on Sirius XM

 
New Album “Aftershock” Hitting Stores on October 22, 2013 via UDR Music

 
MOTÖRHEAD would like to thank fans around the world for their support and the Metal Hammer editorial board for choosing them as winners of the “Maximum Metal” award at the 2013 Metal Hammer Awards in Berlin, Germany last week! Mikkey Dee was in Berlin and accepted the award on behalf of the band.

 
Are you ready to hear some new music? MOTÖRHEAD’s new single, ‘Heartbreaker’, is spinning now on Sirius XM’s Liquid Metal and Ozzy’s Boneyard channels. Also, stay tuned for a special track premiere coming up next week on Full Metal Jackie’s syndicated radio show.

 
In other news, Noisecreep.com posted a poll yesterday for fans to vote on their favorite October 2013 release. MOTÖRHEAD’s Aftershock is in the running, so make sure to head over to Noisecreep.com and cast your vote!

 
Aftershock, MOTÖRHEAD’s mammoth 21st studio album, hits stores in North America on October 22, 2013 via UDR Music. Recorded at NRG Studios in North Hollywood, Aftershock is a true leveler, a crushing confirmation of everything MOTÖRHEAD stands for, marching from the dust storm to deliver 14 belting statements which see MOTÖRHEAD in perhaps their best writing form for years.

 
You can pre-order the next chapter of MOTÖRHEAD’s legendary catalog now in Limited Edition Digipack format via Amazon.com at this link. The album is also available for pre-order now in regular CD format and vinyl (gatefold – 180-Gram Single LP) format (digital coming soon). 

 
Learn more about MOTÖRHEAD at these websites:

 
Official Lemmy Facebook: www.facebook.com/OfficialLemmy

Official MOTÖRHEAD Facebook: www.facebook.com/OfficialMotorhead

Official MOTÖRHEAD Twitter: @MyMotorhead

Official MOTÖRHEAD Website: www.imotorhead.com 

DOPE TEASES "DRUG MUSIC" TEASER FROM "BLOOD MONEY," NEW LP COMING IN 2014

Chicago industrial metal outfit DOPE have released a video teaser showcasing the brand new track titled "Drug Music" to be featured on the band's 6th self-produced LP titled "Blood Money," scheduled for release in March of 2014. Speaking publicly for the first time in four years, founder and frontman Edsel Dope weighs in what fans can expect:

"It sounds like Dope. But it's next level. It's Dope in 2014. With every record, the chemistry changes, the band changes and the sound expands. I'm really happy with how it's turning out. It's heavy, it's pointed, it's punk, pissed off, angry, electronic, noisy, melodic and metal. It picks up where 'No Regrets' left off and yet somehow has a lot of the punk / industrial energy of the early Felons and Revolutionaries stuff. It's Dope. And like all Dope, it's best when played extremely loud and while traveling at dangerously high speeds.

We'll be putting out more of these teaser clips as we get closer to 2014."


DOPE is returning after a four year hiatus that concluded after touring alongside BLACK LABEL SOCIETY & SEVENDUST following the release of the bands 5th album "No Regrets."Truth is, after 13 years of non-stop recording and touring with Dope, I was burnt and I just needed a break from it all," says Edsel.

He continues, "I'm ready to go now! I’m excited to get out there and re-connect with the fans and with that energy and feeling of being on tour.

We are gonna do a month worth of shows and lose our fuckin' minds before I slide back into the studio and put the finishing touches on the new album."

During the short break, Dope’s 4th LP "American Apathy" eclipsed one hundred thousand units sold in the US. Edsel continues, “selling 100 thousand records now days is incredibly respectable. Its awesome to Know that our albums keep moving month after month on iTunes and in what few record stores still exist on planet earth. It's pretty fuckin' cool to gradually reach these milestones. It is extremely gratifying."


DOPE will be hitting the road next week for a month's worth of club dates before heading over to Russia at the end of October. Edsel adds, "My Dope batteries are recharged and I am psyched to be back to it full time. The energy of the new music is off the chain! I can't wait to finish it all up and be out there and tour the world." SOIL will be joining DOPE on this the month worth of shows, click here for all tour dates.

9/27/13 - White Marsh, MD - House of Rock
9/28/13 - Nashua, NH - Evolution Nightclub
9/29/13 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium
10/1/13 - Hartford, CT - Webster Underground
10/2/13 - West Warwick, RI - Manchester 65
10/3/13 - New York, NY - Webster Hall
10/4/13 - Reading, PA - Reverb
10/5/13 - Rochester, NY - Montage Music Hall
10/6/13 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's Downunder
10/8/13 - Louisville, KY - Diamond Pub
10/9/13 - Detroit, MI - I Rock
10/10/13 - Battle Creek, MI - Planet Rock
10/11/13 - Columbus, OH - Al Rosa Villa
10/12/13 - Woodstock, VA - Virginia Chili Cookoff @ Shenendoah Fairgrounds
10/15/13 - Appleton, WI - Luna Lounge
10/16/13 - Des Moines, IA - Warehouse
10/17/13 - Wausau, IA - The Fillmore
10/18/13 - Chicago, IL - Double Door
10/19/13 - 
Janesville, WI – Back Bar
10/20/13 - Bloomington, IL - Castle Theatre

During the time away, Edsel has assembled the latest lineup. “With every Dope album, the lineup shakes up a bit,” says Edsel. "People grow, visions change and opportunities arise. It's just part of the process and it has always shaken out to be this way. Everyone has there own passions and we all support each other. DOPE has become like a fraternity and I am on great terms with all of the guys who have ever played with me."

Edsel has reunited with former touring DOPE drummer and (MUSHROOMHEAD) percussionist (Dan “Dubs” Fox) while adding new guitarist (Nikk Dibs) and bassist (Jerms Genske), former lead vocalist of DIRGE WITHIN. Long time DOPE guitarist Virus, who is also a member of DEVICE with David Draiman of DISTURBED  recently performed a handful of shows with Dope in August and will be joining the band for dates in Russia at the end of October. "I love playing with Virus. He's my boy! I'm proud of him! He’s kicking ass with DEVICE. He kicks ass at whatever he does and we will kick ass together again in the near future." concludes Edsel.

Original bassist (Acey Slade) recently returned to the band for a handful of Midwestern shows and will also be performing in Russia with Edsel, Virus, and "Dubs" at the end of October. More on Dope coming soon.

SLAYER'S HOLLYWOOD PALLADIUM SHOW SELLS OUT,

SECOND DATE ADDED

Tickets On-Sale Now

"Looking forward to seeing all of your ugly, smiling faces

and spending some quality time together!"  - Tom Araya


LOS ANGELES, CA - Slayer's first show in 25-years at the Hollywood Palladium, set for Monday, October 28, has sold out, and the band announces that a second show has been added for Sunday, October 27.  Tickets are on sale now - go to www.slayer.net for purchasing information.

These dates are part of Slayer's 25-date Fall 2013 North American tour that kicks off on October 22 in Anchorage, AK.  Slayer - Tom Araya/bass vocals, guitarist Kerry King, drummer Paul Bostaph, and guitarist Gary Holt, who continues to fill in for the late founding member Jeff Hanneman - will have Gojira and 4ARM support on all dates. 

"Really looking forward to playing a full-blown headline set across North America," said Kerry King.  "Haven't done that in a f**k of a long time, must be like seven years, so prepare for the assault of a Slayer headline tour - we are!"

MOTÖRHEAD Announces North American Pre-Order Information for “Aftershock” – Hitting Stores on October 22, 2013 via UDR Music

 
The North American pre-order for MOTÖRHEAD’s Aftershock is live! That’s right, you can pre-order the next chapter of MOTÖRHEAD’s legendary catalog now in Limited Edition Digipack format via Amazon.com at this link. The album is also available now in regular CD format and vinyl (gatefold – 180-Gram Single LP) format (digital coming soon). Since the pre-order launch yesterday, Aftershock has already shot to #1 on Amazon’s Movers & Shakers chart and #3 on Amazon’s Hard Rock & Metal chart.


Aftershock, MOTÖRHEAD’s mammoth 21st studio album, hits stores in North America on October 22, 2013 via UDR Music. Recorded at NRG Studios in North Hollywood, Aftershock is a true leveler, a crushing confirmation of everything MOTÖRHEAD stands for, marching from the dust storm to deliver 14 belting statements which see MOTÖRHEAD in perhaps their best writing form for years. 

 
Aftershock track listing:

Heartbreaker
Coup de Grace
Lost Woman Blues
End Of Time
Do You Believe
Death Machine
Dust And Glass
Going To Mexico
Silence When You Speak To Me
Crying Shame
Queen Of The Damned
Knife
Keep Your Powder Dry
Paralyzed

 
With Aftershock, there’s swagger, there’s punch, there’s speed and there’s dirty filthy grooves, Lemmy Kilmister, Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee showing clearly that MOTÖRHEAD is not simply a band, it’s a genre!

That genre, more than ever, resonates with hearty independence and swashbuckle. Whether it’s “Heartbreaker” throwing hooks and riffs into your head, the double-kick concussiveness of “Paralyzed” with Campbell’s fuelled attack, or the thunderous ride-off-the-Rickenbacker Motörcharge of “Going To Mexico”, Aftershock takes gleeful twists and turns which re-announce the Motörlegend. There’s the smoky biker bar blues in the shape of “Dust And Glass”, Lemmy’s late-night vocals evoking last-call and melancholy, the pogo-powered punk-spiked stab of “Queen Of The Damned” and the deliciously steamy, humid mournful “Lost Woman Blues” which midway through decides to kick over the stool and stomp out the saloon door.

 
MOTÖRHEAD are MOTÖRHEAD are MOTÖRHEAD…and their Aftershock will be felt worldwide…

 
Learn more about MOTÖRHEAD at these websites:

 
Official Lemmy Facebook: www.facebook.com/OfficialLemmy

Official MOTÖRHEAD Facebook: www.facebook.com/OfficialMotorhead

Official MOTÖRHEAD Twitter: @MyMotorhead

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SKELETONWITCH CONFIRMS 2014 TOUR WITH AMON AMARTH, ENSLAVED

New track from 'Serpents Unleashed' to premiere today on SiriusXM

Although their busy fall itinerary (which includes tours alongside Ghost B.C. and The Black Dahlia Murder) is their immediate focus, metal heathens SKELETONWITCH are already looking ahead to 2014, and are excited to announce their first tour of the new year -- a month-long trek alongside Amon Amarth and Enslaved that will take the Ohio quintet to many markets they will not hit in the coming weeks. Tickets go on sale this Friday. A complete list of the group's upcoming concerts appears below. 

Says guitarist Scott Hedrick, "We forged a friendship with Amon Amarth about five years ago when we first toured together and have had the chance to hang with Enslaved at European festivals. We're fans of both bands, and all those guys rule. It takes a tour to another level when there's that much camaraderie, and we can't think of a better way to tour 'Serpents Unleashed' this winter. Good bands, good beards, and (hopefully) good beers. See you guys soon!"

Last month, SKELETONWITCH unveiled "Burned From Bone," the first taste of the blackened metal group's highly anticipated new album "Serpents Unleashed." (Check out parts one and two in a series of making-the-album webisodes here and here.) Recorded with Kurt Ballou (Converge, Isis, Kvelertak) earlier this year, the album -- which will be available in CD, LP, cassette, digital download and limited-edition 7-inch collector's box formats -- will be released in North America on Oct. 29, in Australia and G/A/S (Germany/Austria/Switzerland) on Oct. 25 and in the UK and the rest of Europe on Oct. 28. You can still text SERPENTS to 24587 to get a free download of the song, but if you're jonesing for more, a new track from "Serpents Unleashed" -- hailed by Decibel as the band's "best effort to date" -- will premiere on "Liquid Metal with Jose" on SiriusXM channel 40 today between 3-9 p.m. EST, and the world premiere of the group's newest music video will take place tomorrow. Stay tuned for details.

"Serpents Unleashed" track listing:
1. Serpents Unleashed
2. Beneath Dead Leaves
3. I Am Of Death (Hell Has Arrived)
4. From a Cloudless Sky
5. Burned From Bone (behind-the-scenes studio tracking footage HERE)
6. Unending, Everliving
7. Blade On The Flesh, Blood On My Hands
8. This Evil Embrace
9. Unwept
10. Born of the Light That Does Not Shine
11. More Cruel Than Weak

SKELETONWITCH on tour: 
10/4   Madison, WI - Majestic Theatre #
10/5   Milwaukee, WI - Franks Power Plant (headlining)
10/6   Mishawaka, IN - Smith’s Downtown (headlining)
10/7   Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall #
10/14   Knoxville, TN - Bijou Theatre #
10/24  Cleveland, OH - Peabody’s Concert Club ^
10/25   Lancaster, PA - Chameleon Club ^
10/26   Brooklyn, NY - Knitting Factory ^
10/27   Pawtucket, RI - The Met ^
10/28   Burlington, VT - Higher Ground ^
10/29   Quebec City. QC - Le Cercle ^
10/30   Montreal, QC - La Tulipe ^
10/31   Ottawa, ON - Ritual ^
11/1      London, ON - Rum Runners ^
11/2      Toronto, ON - Mod Club ^
11/4      Thunder Bay, ON - Crocks ^
11/6      Winnipeg, MB - West End Cultural Centre ^
11/7      Saskatoon, SK - Louis’ Pub ^
11/8      Edmonton, AB - Avenue Theatre ^
11/9      Calgary, AB - The Den ^
11/11    Vancouver, BC - The Biltmore Cabaret ^
11/12     Spokane, WA - The Center ^
11/13     Eugene, OR -WOW Hall ^
11/14     South Lake Tahoe, CA  - Whiskey Dick’s Saloon ^
11/15     Fresno, CA - Strummer’s ^
11/16     Pomona, CA - Glasshouse ^
11/17     Tucson, AZ - The Rock ^
11/18      El Paso, TX - Tricky Falls ^
11/19     Odessa, TX - Club Patron ^
11/20     Oklahoma City, OK - Conservatory &
11/21     Springfield, MO - Outland Ballroom &
11/22     St. Louis, MO - Firebird &
11/23     Iowa City, IA - Blue Moose &
11/24     Bloomington, IL - The Castle Theatre &
11/25     Joliet, IL - Mojoes of Joliet &
11/26     Grand Rapids, MI - The Intersection &
11/27     Flint, MI - The Machine Shop &
1/17       Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues *
1/18       Phoenix, AZ - Club Red *
1/20       San Antonio, TX - Backstage Live *
1/21       Dallas, TX - House of Blues *
1/22       Houston, TX - House of Blues *
1/24       Atlanta, GA - Center Stage *
1/25       Tampa, FL - The Ritz *
1/26       Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Revolution *
1/27       Orlando, FL - House of Blues *
1/29       Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore *
1/30       Norfolk, VA - Norva *
1/31       Silver Springs, MD - Fillmore *
2/1         Boston, MA - House of Blues *
2/3         Philadelphia, PA - TLA *
2/4-2/5   New York, NY - Irving Plaza *
2/7         Chicago, IL - House of Blues *
2/8         Minneapolis, MN - Mill City *
2/9         Lawrence, KS - Granada Theatre *
2/11       Denver, CO - Summit Theatre *
2/12       Salt Lake City, UT - Murray Theater *
2/14       San Francisco, CA - Regency Ballroom *
2/15       Los Angeles, CA - Wiltern *
2/16       San Diego, CA - House of Blues **
# with Ghost B.C.
^ with The Black Dahlia Murder, Fallujah, Noisem
& with The Black Dahlia Murder, Fallujah, Wolvhammer
* with Amon Amarth, Enslaved
** with Amon Amarth

BROKEN HOPE Unleashes “The Docking Dead” Static Video Today via Bloody-Disgusting.com

 
New Album 'OMEN OF DISEASE' Out September 30 in Europe / October 1 in North America

 
Official Listening Party at The Official Kuma’s Corner in Chicago, IL – Come Try the BROKEN HOPE BURGER!

 
Band To Support DEICIDE On NO SALVATION TOUR 2013 


Today, BROKEN HOPE and Bloody-Disgusting.com are pleased to premiere the brand new static video for the band’s track ‘The Docking Dead’, cut from their upcoming album Omen Of Disease, out October 1 on Century Media Records (September 30th in Europe). The static video can be viewed here—but beware before you listen! This content of this track is insane… literally. Harvesting explicit body parts to create zombies? Leave it to BROKEN HOPE to conjure the horror!

 
BROKEN HOPE guitarist Jeremy Wagner says: "I began penning words for BROKEN HOPE 25 years ago, and my approach has never changed... I still create the most horrific, insane, and repulsive lyrics my mind can conjure. ‘THE DOCKING DEAD’ is no exception to my long list of nasty flash-fiction. Many of my ideas start with a "what if" scenario. In the case of ‘THE DOCKING DEAD,’ I asked myself, "what if a Re-Animator-like scientist attempted to harvest human foreskins from male corpses using an experimental re-agent and growth hormone--and in doing so, he started a zombie apocalypse?" That's all I needed to write the lyrics to this song. Zombies, dead penile tissue, death metal, and grind are what's in store when you hear--and read--our newest preview song, ‘THE DOCKING DEAD.’

 

While on YouTube, take a listen to the band’s other available track, ‘The Flesh Mechanic’, here: http://youtu.be/ZxR9E3YD3Fg

 

Omen Of Disease will be released in Europe on September 30 and on October 1 in North America on Century Media Records, with cover artwork painted by world-renowned horror artist Wes Benscoter, best known for his work with SLAYER, CATTLE DECAPITATION, AUTOPSY and KREATOR. Omen Of Disease marks the first new music from BROKEN HOPE in 15 years. The album was recorded between two studios: drums at Belle City Sound in Racine, WI, with engineer Chris Wisco (LAZARUS A.D., JUNGLE ROT, ORIGIN, GORGASM), and the rest at Mercenary Digital Studios in Zion, IL, with engineer Scott Creekmore (BROKEN HOPE, DIRGE WITHIN, LIVIDITY).

 

 Presuming you still have a hefty appetite after reading about experimental usage of foreskins, feast your eyes on the announcement of BROKEN HOPE’s upcoming metal burger, debuting at their official listening party taking place on Sunday, September 29th at The Original Kuma’s Corner in Chicago, IL (2900 W. Belmont Ave). Listen to Omen Of Disease in its entirety and take a bite out of the BROKEN HOPE Burger, joining the long line of other monumental metal burgers available at Kuma’s Corner! Read the menu and learn all about the Iron Maiden Burger, the Slayer Burger, the Metallica Burger and more at this link.

 
In other news, DEICIDE recently announced their upcoming NO SALVATION TOUR 2013 - an October headlining run that will feature BROKEN HOPE in direct support. Joining the Century Media label mates on the tour will be DISGORGE and NECRONOMICON. The tour launches October 2 in Atlanta, GA, and ends October 24 in Austin, TX. Highlights include a convergence with the Delaware Death Fest October 5, as well as stops in New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles. Complete dates are listed below. 

    

 BROKEN HOPE with DEICIDE, DISGORGE & NECRONOMICON:

10/02/13          Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade

10/03/13          Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall

10/04/13          Springfield, VA @ Empire

10/05/13          Wilmington, DE** @ Mojo 13 – Delaware Death Fest

10/06/13          New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre

10/07/13          Montreal, QC @ Club Soda

10/08/13          Toronto, ON @ WreckRoom

10/10/13          Columbus, OH @ Alrosa Villa

10/11/13          Chicago, IL @ Cobra Lounge

10/12/13          Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room

10/13/13          Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater

10/15/13          Spokane, WA @ The Hop

10/16/13          Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven

10/17/13          Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre

10/18/13          San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge

10/19/13          S. Lake Tahoe, CA @ Whisky Dick's

10/20/13          W. Hollywood, CA @ Whisky

10/21/13          Phoenix, AZ @ Joe's Grotto

10/22/13          El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls

10/23/13          Dallas, TX @ Trees

10/24/13          Austin, TX @ Infest

10/25/13          Oklahoma City, OK @ Chameleon Room

 
BROKEN HOPE online:

www.brokenhope.com

facebook.com/brokenhopeofficial

twitter.com/brokenhopeband

www.centurymedia.com

                                                                  

BROKEN HOPE Discography:

'Omen of Disease' (2013)

'Grotesque Blessings' (1999) 

'Loathing' (1997)

'Repulsive Conception' (1995) 

'The Bowels Of Repugnance' (1993)

'Hobo Stew' EP (1993) 

'Swamped In Gore' (1991)

 
BROKEN HOPE is:

Damian Leski - Vocals

Jeremy Wagner - Guitars

Shaun Glass - Bass

Chuck Wepfer -  Lead Guitars

Mike Miczek -  Drums

FATES WARNING Launches New Album Song “I Am” + Announces Touring Guitarist

 
New Album ‘Darkness In A Different Light’ Hits Stores in North American on October 1, 2013

 
U.S. progressive metal pioneers FATES WARNING are soon to unleash their new studio album entitled Darkness In A Different Light on September 30, 2013 in Europe and October 1, 2013 in North America via InsideOutMusic.

 
Another song from the new album, ‘I Am’, can be checked out now via a static video
on the InsideOutMusic YouTube-channel here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChFbgZNgCh0

 
The tracklisting for Darkness In A Different Light reads as follows:

 
FATES WARNING - Darkness In A Different Light:
1. One Thousand Fires
2. Firefly
3. Desire
4. Falling
5. I Am
6. Lighthouse
7. Into The Black
8. Kneel And Obey
9. O Chloroform
10. And Yet It Moves

Next to the standard CD jewel case and the Digital Download format, Darkness In A Different Light will also be available in Europe as 2CD Mediabook edition and as Gatefold 2LP version (180gr. vinyl in black, red or white vinyl) with the following four bonus tracks:

1. Firefly (Extended)
2. Falling Further
3. One (Live)
4. Life In Still Water (Live)

 
All different formats of the album can now be pre-ordered in the USA from CM Distro shop here: http://www.cmdistro.com/Item/Fates_Warning_-_-Darkness_In_a_Different_Light-_2CD_Digi_+_Shirt_-PRE-ORDER-/PKG001661 

 
Darkness In A Different Light was produced by Matheos and mixed by long time FATES WARNING engineer Phil Magnotti, while mastering was handled by Maor Appelbaum at Maor Appelbaum Mastering, California. The artwork for the album was designed by Conte di San Pietro.

 
The new album’s first single, ‘Firefly’, can still be checked out here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ReoQw9ua9_Y

 
A drum recording clip of FATES WARNING’s Bobby Jarzombek (Halford, Sebastian Bach, Riot, Spastic Ink, etc.) can be seen via the website of Sick Drummer Magazine here:
http://www.sickdrummermagazine.com/index.php/news/latest-news/2598-ask-bobby-jarzombek-questions-on-september-3rd-from-900-1100pm-est-on-the-sdm-facebook-page.html

 
Most recently, FATES WARNING have announced that guitarist Mike Abdow will be filling in for Frank Aresti on the next scheduled tour runs, as other work commitments will keep him from the upcoming tours.

Here are some comments in regards to this matter:

Frank Aresti: “Being part of FATES WARNING continues to be a great honor for me, and I'm very proud of Darkness In A Different Light. Even though work commitments will keep me from the upcoming tours, I'm hopeful to rejoin them for live shows in the not-too-distant future. Having said that, I know Mike Abdow, he's a great player, and I'm looking forward to seeing him with the band.”

 
Mike Abdow: “It is an incredible honor for me to have the chance to play with FATES WARNING. Filling in for Frank Aresti is an immense and exciting challenge that I do not take lightly. I am really looking forward to the upcoming tour with the band! “


Jim Matheos: “With the exception of a few years in the late 90s when he was AWOL, Frank has been an integral part of FW's live sound for 25 years, so his presence is going to be missed on the upcoming tours. At the same time, we look forward to working with Mike and we're all excited to finally be playing some new material.”

 
FATES WARNING have headlining touring runs confirmed for October in Europe and November/December in North America, with further live activity to follow in 2014. The upcoming European tour has now confirmed to feature support coming from Norway’s Divided Multitude (October 6th – 17th) as well as American group The Omega Experiment for select shows. Here are all the dates announced so far:

 
FATES WARNING European Tour 2013:

SA 05.10.2013 Baarlo (The Netherlands) - Progpower Festival
SU 06.10.2013 Zoetermeer (The Netherlands) - Boerderij *
MO 07.10.2013 Aschaffenburg (Germany) -             Colos Saal **
WE 09.10.2013 Essen (Germany) - Turock *
TH 10.10.2013 Roeselare       (Belgium) - Verlichte Geest **
FR 11.10.2013 Augsburg       (Germany) - Musikkantine **
SA 12.10.2013 Pratteln (Switzerland) - Z7 **
SU 13.10.2013 Brescia  (Italy) - Colony *
TU 15.10.2013 Ljubljana (Slovenia) - Orto Bar *
WE 16.10.2013 Budapest       (Hungary) - A38 *
TH 17.10.2013 Bratislava (Slovakia) - Randal *
SA 19.10.2013 Thessaloniki Greece) - Eightball Club
SU 20.10.2013 Athens (Greece) - Fuzz Club
TU 22.10.2013 Moscow (Russia) - KZ Moskva
* + Divided Multitude
** + Divided Multitude & The Omega Experiment

FATES WARNING North American Tour 2013:

FR 15.11.2013 Joliet, IL - Mojoe's *

SA 16.11.2013 Detroit, MI - Harpos *

SU 17.11.2013 Louisville, KY - Diamond Pub & Billiards *

MO 18.11.2013 Cleveland, OH - Agora Ballroom *

WE 20.11.2013 Toronto, ONT - Mod Club *

TH 21.11.2013 Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance *

FR 22.11.2013 Hartford, CT - Webster Theater *

SA 23.11.2013 New York, NY - The Studio @ Webster Hall *

SU 24.11.2013 Clifton, NJ - Dingbatz *

TU 26.11.2013 Amityville, NY - Revolution *

WE 27.11.2013 Reading, PA - Reverb *

FR 29.11.2013 Springfield, VA - Empire *

SA 30.11.2013 Spartanburg, SC - Ground Zero *

SU 01.12.2013 Atlanta, GA - Masquerade *

TU 03.12.2013 Houston, TX - Scout Bar **

WE 04.12.2013 San Antonio, TX - Backstage Live **

TH 05.12.2013 Dallas, TX - Trees **

SA 07.12.2013 Tempe, AZ - Club Red **

SU 08.12.2013 San Diego, CA - Brick By Brick **

TU 10.12.2013 Los Angeles, CA - The Whisky **

WE 11.12.2013 San Francisco, CA - DNA Lounge **

FR 13.12.2013 Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater **

SA 14.12.2013 Seattle, WA - Studio Seven **

* + Halcyon Way
** + Artizan

More details about Darkness In A Different Light will follow in the coming weeks…

FATES WARNING Darkness In A Different Light Line-Up:
Ray Alder – Vocals
Jim Matheos – Guitars
Joey Vera – Bass
Bobby Jarzombek – Drums
Frank Aresti – Guitars

FATES WARNING Online:
www.fateswarning.com
www.facebook.com/FatesWarning

HANK3 Announces More U.S. Tour Dates for September and October 2013

TWO New Releases Hitting Stores on October 1, 2013

New Country DOUBLE ALBUM, “Brothers Of The 4x4” // New Punk Album, 3’s “A Fiendish Threat” 

HANK3, the biggest hellbilly rock n’ roll outlaw of all time, recently closed the first leg of his hugely successful North American tour in support of his upcoming triple-threat of new releases (double disc Brothers of the 4x4 and single disc A Fiendish Threat), hitting stores October 1, 2013 via Hank3 Records. Now, HANK3 can announce the second leg of this tour, hitting major south western cities in late-September through mid-October. See below for all currently confirmed tour dates.

 
HANK3 TOUR DATES:

9/28 - Little Rock, AR @ The Revolution Music Room

9/30 - Houston, TX @ Scout Bar

10/1 - San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live

10/3 - Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar and Grill

10/4 - Lubbock, TX @ Jake’s Sports Cafe

10/6 - Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater

10/8 - Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre

10/9 - Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory

10/10 - Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory (Day 2)

10/15 - Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst

 
As mentioned above, HANK3 will release a brand new DOUBLE country album, entitled Brothers of the 4x4, and a single punk album, entitled A Fiendish Threat, with his new project “3”. Both albums will be released in a double LP edition. With these dual releases, Brothers Of The 4x4 and A Fiendish Threat added to his already huge and varied arsenal of music, HANK3 will be raising all sorts of hell on stage while the fans raise their glasses in the audience once again, and you can bet your last dollar a damn good time will be had by all. Fans will get to taste the hardcore punk horror rock of A Fiendish Threat, a rippingly fast blast of sounds reminiscent of The Misfits, Minor Threat, 7 Seconds, The Ramones and other punk rock greats that are as much a part of HANK3's musical identity as his country roots. Fans will also get to hear HANK3’s country record, Brothers of the 4x4, which is just that- country, and the realness of it shines throughout the record like moonlight hitting a mason jar of corn liquor- it ain't always the smoothest, and it doesn't come wrapped in a fancy package, but it's 100% pure whoop-ass in a bottle that gets the job done quicker and better and reminds you of where you originally came from once you figure out what just hit you.

 
When HANK3 hits the road, he hits it much harder than most. HANK3 shows are legendary for their length and intensity, averaging three hours a night, starting with a country set and ending with whatever his latest musical experiment happens to be. The man goes full throttle all the time, every time, as anyone who has ever been to one of his innumerable shows will attest.

 
In reference to the new records themselves, besides living the songs’ subject matter first, HANK3 sang and played both guitar and drums on both. As if pulling triple duty wasn't enough, he engineered, produced, mixed and mastered all the tunes as well. Recording in his own home and releasing music on his own label, the Megaforce distributed HANK3 Records, allowed Williams complete creative control during the four month period it took to make both records. 

      
For more information on HANK3, please visit www.Hank3.com.

Russia’s LOUNA Announces Very First U.S. Tour – Joining THE PRETTY RECKLESS and HEAVEN’S BASEMENT on 26-City Tour this Fall

 
Female-fronted, truth-telling, Russian-imported hard rockers LOUNA are pleased to announce their first ever U.S. tour with The Pretty Reckless and Heaven’s Basement, hitting 26 U.S. cities this fall! The tour kicks off on September 25th in Jacksonville, FL and comes to a close in Washington, D.C. on November 3rd. Tickets are on sale now, so get them while you can experience LOUNA during their first visit to the U.S.!

 
Today, the band released a personal video to fans announcing their involvement in the tour, exclusively with Revolver Magazine. View the video here! The video discusses the band’s excitement to perform for fans in the United States, and also discusses how they are pleased to come to the states to show American fans that outside of all of the oppression and discrimination going on in Russia right now, there are good, real people that want to spread a message of peace and bring people together.

 
“This is the first time that a major rock band from Russia has visited America since the 1980’s,” states frontwoman Lousine Gevorkian. “We’re happy to visit 26 cities with The Pretty Reckless and our new friends in Heaven’s Basement and to play our music to you, because we’re a band that wants to sing about peace, wants to sing about love, wants to sing about freedom, friendship, and no wars, no pain and no discrimination.”

 
See below for all confirmed tour dates:

 
LOUNA: On Tour with THE PRETTY RECKLESS & HEAVEN’S BASEMENT:

9/25 - Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits

9/26 - Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum

9/27 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution Live

9/28 - Orlando, FL @ The Social

9/29 - Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall

9/30 - New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues

10/02 - Houston, TX @ House of Blues

10/03 - Austin, TX @ The Parish

10/04 - Dallas, TX @ House of Blues

10/05 - San Antonio, TX @ Sam’s Burger Joint

10/07 – Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock Live

10/09 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues

10/10 - Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues

10/11 - Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues

10/12 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s

10/14 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre

10/15 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon

10/23 - Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theatre

10/25 - Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall

10/26 - Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe at ONC

10/27 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues

10/29 - Columbus, OH @ A&R Music Bar

10/30 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE

10/31 - Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues

11/01 - Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s

11/03 – Washington, DC @ The Fillmore

 
No other rock group from Russia has exploded onto the music scene quite as rapidly as LOUNA. Their first English language album, Behind A Mask, was released on April 30, 2013 via Red Decade Records and MEG/RED.  Frontwoman Lousine Gevorkian was named the best female rock vocalist in Russia in February of 2013 at the annual Nashe Awards, the closest award show in Russia to the Grammy's or American Music Awards for rock musicians. She was nominated for the same award the year before.

 
LOUNA are the most commercially successful rock band of the modern protest movement (of which Pussy Riot has become the most internationally renowned). They donated their song "The Time of X" to the White Album project raising funds for Pussy Riot's support and defense.  MTV USA came to Moscow in the Fall of 2012 and will feature LOUNA in an upcoming documentary about protest musicians around the world called "Rebel Music" airing in October on MTV.

 
After the release of their first EP, which lyrically focused on the many modern social problems that exist, they were quickly named the 2009 Best New Artist of the Year at the annual Russian Alternative Music Prize (RAMP) awards. They released their first album, "Let's Get Louder" in December of 2010, selling out every venue during their first national tour of Russia supporting the album. Two singles, "Fight Club" and "Let's Get Louder" reached #1 on the Russian radio charts, with "Fight Club" remaining in the top 10 for a record-breaking 16 weeks and also being named the 2011 Rock Song of the Year at the annual Nashe Awards. Along with this, LOUNA was nominated for Breakthrough Artist and Solo Performance of the year. "Mama," their first single from their February 2012 album, "The Time of X", went straight to #1 on the Russian radio charts.

           
LOUNA has performed on the main stage as a headliner at every major festival throughout Russia, and is almost universally considered the most in demand young rock band in all of the Russian world.  They have played in Russia with numerous international artists such as Limp Bizkit, Billy Talent, Paramore, The Killers, Bullet for My Valentine and many others.  In early 2012, they were invited to perform as one of the main headliners at the 50th-birthday concert festival honoring Russian rock legend Victor Tsoi of the band KINO, playing to audiences of over 15,000 people in both Moscow and St. Petersburg.

 
LOUNA is:
Lou Gevorkian (vocals)

Vitaly Demidenko (bass)

Rouben Kazariyan (guitar)

Sergey Ponkratiev (guitar)

Leonid "Pilot" Kinzbursky (drums)

 
For more information on LOUNA, please visit these websites:

www.lounarocks.com

www.reddecaderecords.com  

KEEP A BREAST Foundation Issues “Mayhem Goes Pink” Video Recap – Over $6,500 Raised to Raise Breast Cancer Awareness in Chicago 

 
As previously announced, the Keep A Breast Foundation was present at this year’s Chicago, IL stop of the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL. While there, the organization raised $6,780 to put towards breast cancer awareness through Live Nation/REDMF ticket donations, fan donations, merch sales, and beyond! BATTLECROSS also donated $1 from each CD sale in two markets, in addition to the funds raised in Chicago.

 
The Keep A Breast Foundation interviewed several of this year’s ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL performers in support of the cause, such as Five Finger Death Punch, Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Emmure, Motionless in White, Butcher Babies, Job for A Cowboy, Battlecross, Thrown into Exile and City in the Sea. Check out the official “Mayhem Goes Pink” video here, which features clips of these interviews: http://bit.ly/1ahibJz

 
For more information on Keep A Breast and what they are doing to educate youth about breast cancer awareness, please visit www.keep-a-breast.org/

For more information on the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL, please visit http://rockstarmayhemfest.com/.  

In just four weeks, Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare--the ultimate Halloween music and horror event--will open its doors at FEARPlex in Pomona, just outside Los Angeles.

Check out an exclusive video for a preview of the most exciting and horrifying attractions from Rob Zombie here: 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVkbrk5mTvU

 
Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare will be held every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from October 10-November 2. Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare will feature 15 nights of music, culminating with a November 2 headlining performance by Rob Zombie himself. This bone-chilling experience will combine the most advanced haunted house attractions with a not-to-be-missed music festival from top artists in the realms of hard rock/metal, rock alternative, EDM, and Latin music. Each Thursday night will feature rock alternative music, Fridays EDM, most Saturdays will feature hard rock/metal, and most Sundays will be Latin music focused.

 
In addition to Rob Zombie, Great American Nightmare music performances will include: 3OH!3, 45 Grave, Andrew W.K., Beware Of Darkness, Blaze Ya Dead Homie, Blood On The Dance Floor, Butcher Babies, DirtyLoud, Dirtyphonics, DJ Bl3nd, Doctor P, Duane Peters, Eagles Of Death Metal, Emilie Autumn, Evol Intent, Fei-Fei, Ghost Town, Goldfinger, HeavyGrinder, Kottonmouth Kings, Metalachi, Mod Sun, One More Time (Daft Punk Tribute), Ozomatli, Powerman 5000, Reel Big Fish, TSOL, Terravita, The Dickies, The Used, The Vandals, Twiztid, Vampires Everywhere, Wallpaper, William Control, Winds Of Plague, and Zomboy. One night will also feature pro-wrestling sensations Lucha Libre USA.

 
Please visit www.GreatAmericanNightmare.com for more details and the full list of music performances by date.

The FEARplex for Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare will include 150,000 square feet of horror and entertainment and is not geared towards young children or the faint of heart. Patrons should be prepared for maximum scares!


At Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare, patrons will sequentially enter three different attractions, each completely different in look, theme and effects:

 
Lords Of Salem In Total Black Out: This harrowing attraction--based on Zombie’s 2012 The Lords Of Salem independent horror film--is designed to twist the mind. It will accentuate some senses while limiting others. Fear of the dark, claustrophobia, and fear of the unknown will be preyed on as the visitor attempts to traverse this sixty-degree maze.

 
The Haunted World Of El Superbeasto 3D: Utilizing Chromadepth glasses, this innovative attraction will take the patron right into the middle of the irreverent world of Rob Zombie’s El Superbeasto 2009 animated exploitation musical horror comedy film based on the comic book series of the same name. The attraction’s unique surprise entrance, brilliant colors, sudden chills and startling thrills, and salacious humor will make one scream with fright and laughter. 

 
Haunt Of 1,000 Corpses: This terrifying attraction pays homage to the 10-year anniversary of the exploitation horror film House Of 1,000 Corpses, directed by Rob Zombie. This extreme, traditional haunted house will take visitors on a walking journey through a recreation of the film’s “Museum of Monsters & Madmen” along with an expanded “Murder Ride,” confronting notorious serial killers along the way. This high impact, highly detailed attraction will use state of the art animatronics, video effects, costuming, sound, scents and lights.


Fullerton, California’s The Slidebar has partnered with Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare to host the Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare Battle Of The Bands live local music showcase this September and October. Unsigned talent will have a chance to compete for a chance to play the Monster Energy Main Stage on one night of Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare. To enter the competition, bands should email slidebarvenuebooking@yahoo.com by September 13, 2013. Each entry should include: Band Name, Genre, Facebook Page, Twitter, Contact Name, and Contact Email. Bands will be chosen from these entries to perform at the weekly battles, each featuring five bands. Also visit the SlideBLOG at www.SlidebarFullerton.com for more details. 

 

Website: www.GreatAmericanNightmare.com

Facebook: http://on.fb.me/12kKH9E

Twitter: https://twitter.com/RobZombiesGAN

Battle Of The Bands Webpage: www.slidebarfullerton.com/page/blog

NYC’s Reigning Rock Regent QUEEN V Announces Los Angeles and New York City Tour Dates

 
New Album The Decade of Queen V – Available Online Now - Featuring Lemmy of Motörhead, Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine, and More!

 
New WWII-Themed Music Video for “Right or Wrong” Coming Soon

 
One can say QUEEN V is more man you can ever be and more woman than you can ever get.  A global icon in the making, QUEEN V already holds court as the reigning rock regent of NYC. With a decade under her belt as the quintessential Lady of Manhattan’s Lower East Side, QUEEN V has developed an obsessed fan base that stretches far beyond the concrete jungle.

 
That fan base is poised to witness the rock n’ roll greatness of V on both coasts this fall. QUEEN V is set to hit Los Angeles, CA and West Hollywood, CA this September, and will perform at two locations in New York City in October. See directly below for a listing of current tour dates.

 
QUEEN V

9/18 - Los Angeles, CA @ Atwater Crossing – Performing as part of Scott Mitchell’s “A Decade of Rock & Roll” Photo Exhibit (Additional performances by John Densmore of The Doors, Stolen Babies and more)

9/20 - West Hollywood, CA @ Sunset Marquis – Unplugged Acoustic Set

10/2 - New York, NY @ Bowery Electric (Additional performances by Dizzy Reed of Guns N’ Roses)

10/10 - New York, NY @ The Canal Room – Part of CBGB Festival

 
QUEEN V is planning to release a brand new WWII-themed music video for the track “Right or Wrong” this month. V is also currently hard at work writing her next EP, due out next fall. 

 
QUEEN V released her latest album, The Decade of Queen V on June 25, 2013 via Royal Noise Records. Filled with one blistering hard rocker after another, featuring the tough yet soulful, passionate and empowered vocals of QUEEN V, backed by an army of guitar slingers (including herself), The Decade of Queen V encompasses her recorded output from 2005 to 2013.

 
The Decade of Queen V opens with “Revolution Baby” (2009) where Queen V snarls “if you think you own me, go to hell,” complete with a Led Zeppelin-styled blues-harp by Jon Paris, and ends with “Wasted” (2009), an anthem-for-the-ages co-written by Motörhead’s Lemmy who shares vocal duties with V. Other highlights on the album include the brand new “Cry Your Eyes Out,” the gutsy “My Machine (2009), which features a burning lead guitar solo by Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine), and the deeply moving “Right Or Wrong” (2005). The 11 tracks on The Decade Of Queen V show that V is not only a fierce rock n’ roll siren, but also a nuanced and varied songwriter, able to traverse a diverse range of emotions.

 
For more information on QUEEN V, please visit these websites:

 

QUEEN V Official Website: http://www.queenv.com/web/

QUEEN V Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialQueenV

QUEEN V Twitter: https://twitter.com/theQueenV

MOTÖRHEAD to Release New Album “Aftershock” in North America on October 22, 2013

Silence, silence
Silence when you speak to me!

-Lemmy Kilmister

Like the juggernaut you prayed would keep on crushing you, like the friend that still royally pisses off your parents and like a loyal standard of crunchy, greasy, punky, bluesy, gutsy screw-you rock’n’roll, MOTÖRHEAD stride out through their 38th year brandishing more swagger and attitude then your ears could begin to comprehend.

On October 22, 2013, MOTÖRHEAD will deliver their 21st studio album, an enormous and prophetic Aftershock. Recorded at NRG Studios in North Hollywood, it is a true leveler, a crushing confirmation of everything MOTÖRHEAD stands for, marching from the dust storm to deliver 14 belting statements which see MOTÖRHEAD in perhaps their best writing form for years. There’s swagger, there’s punch, there’s speed and there’s dirty filthy grooves, Lemmy Kilmister, Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee showing clearly that MOTÖRHEAD is not simply a band, it’s a genre!

That genre, more than ever, resonates with hearty independence and swashbuckle. Whether it’s “Heartbreaker” throwing hooks and riffs into your head, the double-kick concussiveness of “Paralyzed” with Campbell’s fuelled attack, or the thunderous ride-off-the-Rickenbacker Motörcharge of “Going To Mexico”, Aftershock takes gleeful twists and turns which re-announce the Motörlegend. There’s the smoky biker bar blues in the shape of “Dust And Glass”, Lemmy’s late-night vocals evoking last-call and melancholy, the pogo-powered punk-spiked stab of “Queen Of The Damned” and the deliciously steamy, humid mournful “Lost Woman Blues” which midway through decides to kick over the stool and stomp out the saloon door.

Aftershock track listing:

Heartbreaker
Coup de Grace
Lost Woman Blues
End Of Time
Do You Believe
Death Machine
Dust And Glass
Going To Mexico
Silence When You Speak To Me
Crying Shame
Queen Of The Damned
Knife
Keep Your Powder Dry
Paralyzed

Aftershock is available in four different formats, wherever music is sold! The album can be purchased in CD (limited edition digipack), CD (jewel case), Vinyl (gatefold – 180-Gram Single LP), and digital formats. A North American pre-order will be announced in the coming weeks. 

“Steal it if you must, buy it if you can!” says Lemmy, who’s pride in the album is so immense that guests to his home and dressing room in the last couple of months have been treated to extremely loud airings of the rough mixes, while Phil Campbell adds, “I really think the variation on the album shows that we’ve dug deep and produced some of our best work for a long time.”

“It is,” says Mikkey Dee, “a really, really strong MOTÖRHEAD album, one that really does define everything this band stands for.”

He’s not wrong. Because MOTÖRHEAD are MOTÖRHEAD are MOTÖRHEAD…and their Aftershock will be felt worldwide…

Learn more about MOTÖRHEAD at these websites:

Official Lemmy Facebook: www.facebook.com/OfficialLemmy

Official MOTÖRHEAD Facebook: www.facebook.com/OfficialMotorhead

Official MOTÖRHEAD Twitter: @MyMotorhead

Official MOTÖRHEAD Website: www.imotorhead.com

The Rhino Records Story Revenge of the Music Nerds

NEW YORK, N.Y., Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SelectBooks, Inc. announces the publication of The Rhino Records Story: Revenge of the Music Nerds by Harold Bronson, the inside story of how a small record store in Los Angeles launched a music label that defied all odds to become one of the industry's biggest and best. The October 22nd publication date coincides with Rhino Records' 40th anniversary.

Bronson, who co-founded Rhino Records with Richard Foos, reveals how the partners' unique approach to business led them to express themselves in unconventional ways. They hadn't gone to business school and hadn't worked full-time for a record company but they did have a passion for music and an inherent business sense. Their dedication to rock history propelled Rhino Records from $90,000 in sales that first year, to over $100 million in 2001.

The Rhino Records label initially focused on releasing compilation albums of pop, rock, and rhythm & blues successes from the 1950s through the 1980s. The label contributed to revitalizing the careers of such seminal rock acts as The Turtles, The Monkees, and Tommy James. Rhino was also known for its releases of novelty material and comedy albums, including retrospectives of such legendary comedy acts as Richard Pryor, Stan Freberg, Tom Lehrer, and Spike Jones.

Rhino later branched into other aspects of the entertainment industry, starting with home video re-issues of television programs such as "South Park," "The Lone Ranger," "The World of Sid & Marty Krofft" and "Mystery Science Theater 3000," as well as CD releases of movie soundtracks. By the late 1990s, Rhino launched Rhino Films and began producing features, including the cult classic Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas .

In 1998 Rhino Records became a subsidiary of the Warner Music Group. Bronson left the company in October 2001, and Foos five months later. Their original record store closed its doors in 2005.

The Rhino Records Story offers exclusive stories of rock history, evolving pop culture, and unique insights into the music. Bronson's behind-the-scenes accounts of encounters with some of the biggest personalities in show business are wildly entertaining. He also vividly portrays the unique anti-authoritarian personalities of the company founders and their rich—often absurdist—sense of humor.

SLAYER EXPANDS L.A. AND N.Y. CONCERTS TO

FIVE-WEEK NORTH AMERICAN FALL TOUR
 
 
LOS ANGELES, CA -- TUESDAY, September 3, 2013 -- Following a summer of storming through Europe, South America and Mexico while topping the bills at solo shows and major festivals, Slayer will headline its first North American tour in two years.  The five-week-plus trek will kick off on October 22 in Anchorage, Alaska, oddly enough marking the first time the band has played there since October 23, 1996.  The tour will include the band's previously announced return to New York's Theatre at Madison Square Garden and the Hollywood Palladium, venues the band hasn't performed at in 25 years.  

Slayer - Tom Araya/bass vocals, guitarist Kerry King, drummer Paul Bostaph, and guitarist Gary Holt, who continues to fill in for the late founding member Jeff Hanneman - will have Gojira and 4ARM support on all dates. 

 Tickets for all dates on Slayer's U.S. tour, go on sale beginning this Friday, September 6.  Log onto www.slayer.net for complete on-sale dates and ticketing information. 

 
While still recovering from the devastating loss of Hanneman, Araya and King have begun to work on new material and hope to spend some time in the studio prior to this tour.

 
With more dates to be announced, confirmed dates for Slayer's 2013 Fall North American tour are as follows:

 
OCTOBER

22   Sullivan Sports Arena, Anchorage, AK

25   The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV

28   Hollywood Palladium, Hollywood, CA

30   Events Center @ San Jose State, San Jose, CA

 
NOVEMBER

1      WAMU Center, Seattle, WA 

3      Stampede Corrall, Calgary, AB

4      Shaw Center, Edmonton, AB

5      Praireland Park Center, Saskatoon, SK

7      MTS Center, Winnipeg, MB

8   Myth, Minneapolis, MN

10   FunFunFun Fest, Austin, TX

12   Bayou Music Center, Houston, TX

13   South Side Ballroom, Dallas, TX

15   Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL

16   The Fillmore, Detroit, MI

17   LC Pavilion, Columbus, OH

19   The Fillmore, Washington, D.C.

20   Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA

26   Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford, CT

27   Theatre @ MSG, New York, NY

29   Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, NJ

30   Tsongas Arena, Boston, MA 

THE DEAD DAISIES RELEASE SELF-TITLED DEBUT
CURRENTLY ON ROCKSTAR ENERGY UPROAR FESTIVAL
NIGHTS WITH ALICE COOPER FLY AWAY PROMOTION STARTS TODAY
 
The Dead Daisies released their eponymous debut this week via Spitfire Music and are currently on the Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival with Alice In Chains, Jane’s Addiction, Coheed and Cambria and Circa Survive. The sextet are headlining the COLDCOCK Herbal Whiskey Showcase Stage powered by Ernie Ball with the touring outfit of Jon Stevens (Noiseworks, INXS) on vocals, lead guitarist Richard Fortus (Guns N’ Roses, Thin Lizzy), rhythm guitarist David Lowy (Mink), bassist Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy, Ted Nugent, Whitesnake), drummer Alex Carapetis (Nine Inch Nails, Julian Casablancas) and keyboardist Dizzy Reed (Guns N’ Roses).
The radio show, Nights With Alice Cooper is hosting a fly away promotion with The Dead Daisies around the last show of the tour.  One winner and a guest will receive roundtrip airfare, two nights at the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego, two VIP tickets for the Sun, Sept 15 UPROAR Festisval at the Sleep Train Amphitheatre in Chula Vista, CA and a meet and greet with The Dead Daisies. More information, entry forms and rules can be found on The Dead Daisies website and here.

The Dead Daisies is "New & Noteworthy" at iTunes rock and veteran music scribe Gary Graff included it as a "New & Notable" release in his syndicated review column. The Aquarian Weekly finds, "incredible musicianship... a great listen" and the album is being played on SiriusXM Octane, Music Choice and active and mainstream rock radio stations across the country.

The first single, Lock ’N’ Load,” was co-written by and features Slash and Rolling Stone recently named it their Daily Download. The track was also a "Sixx Pick" on Nikki Sixx's Sixx Sense radio show this week. The video for Lock ’N’ Load (feat. Slash” has been added to Much Music and you can check out alternate “Live” and “Die” endings online at The Dead Daisies YouTube channel and feel free to post.   
Jon Stevens from The Dead Daisies also has the lead track in the new animated Disney feature, Planes, in theaters now. Check out the video here and pick up The Dead Daisies' self-titled debut at iTunes and Amazon.:

Taylor Guitars Announces the Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath Sweepstakes 

 
EL CAJON, Calif. - August 14, 2013 - In celebration of Black Sabbath's nineteenth studio album, 13, Taylor Guitars is giving one lucky fan the opportunity to celebrate with an ultimate sweepstakes. One winner and a guest will fly from the domestic United States to see lead guitarist and Taylor player Tony Iommi and Black Sabbath perform in Las Vegas on September 1, 2013. Guests will enjoy accommodations at the MGM Grand, a Taylor GS Mini guitar signed by Iommi, a signed copy of 13, and a Taylor Guitars prize pack.
Iommi's relationship with Taylor Guitars spans several years and several more guitars. During the recording of 13, Iommi had an assortment of Taylors in the studio, including an 816ce and 914ce. Iommi also has a T5, T3 and GS Mini in his Taylor arsenal.


Now through August 23, fans can enter-to-win by visiting the Taylor Guitars website at

http://www.taylorguitars.com/promotions/tony-iommi-black-sabbath-sweepstakes 

 
The winner of the sweepstakes will be randomly selected. For a complete list of rules and regulations, please click here.

 For additional news from Taylor Guitars, please visit:

www.taylorguitars.com/news                                                                                        

www.twitter.com/TaylorGuitars

UK DECAY
HAVE NEW HOPE FOR THE DEAD
Long-Awaited New Album Out September 10th



"We're not here for a nostalgic reunion," insists singer Abbo of seminal English post-punk band UK DECAY. The follow-up to their 1981 underground classic album, For Madmen Only, and all-time classic punk single "For My Country," the new album New Hope For The Dead picks up exactly where they left off. "The band somehow came back together after a long hiatus as we felt we had something to say about these times and put out music that is made of these times," he adds. New Hope For The Dead will be released on September 10, 2013 via Metropolis Records, original artwork by the contemporary Italian artist Franko B.

Produced by renowned Grammy-nominated producer, engineer, and mixer Chris Tsangarides (Judas Priest, Depeche Mode, Thin Lizzy, Gary Moore and the now classic rock film "Anvil"), New Hope For The Dead is a heavy but sparse, angry yet poetic album, operating outside of any recognizable comfort zone. From the late '70s-infused punk anthem "Shake ‘em Up" to the reality punk life-threatening anthem about Detroit "This City is a Cage" to the organ and violin homage of "Drink," UK Decay have preserved their punk ethos for over three decades. "We created a scene that spurned a whole generation of bands and there have been three or four generations of music since we originally split up, but there is a vacuum in music of any comment or action in kicking against a word of apathy, discrimination and totalitarianism. We are no longer teenagers but we can still touch our toes and throw a hefty punch when needed," states Abbo.

NEW HOPE FOR THE DEAD
Album artwork
Click for hi-res

When asked how the world and politics has changed between For Madmen Only and today, Abbo responded: "Different issues within the same world order and a general confusion about the way ahead. I'm sitting here in Memphis with a beer in hand and some heavy blues kicking late into the night and seeing much evidence that all colours and creeds can share a drink, get on and enjoy life together. Let's be optimistic but also realistic in how to make things happen. I wish it were that simple for the rest of the world." Guitarist Steve Spon adds: "Much of the same with more detail. Greed based economics has increased, despite the threat of all out nuclear war diminishing the politics of fear has increased, despite rampant information communication, the politics of Orwell's 1984 has increased. Optimism is still on the back pedal for most." "In some ways we're back to the '80s in terms of free market aggression," adds drummer Raymondo. "In other ways, it has actually gotten worse with companies like Google and Amazon looking to take control over everything. I'd say politics on a national established scale is now a career for a small elite."

Following a brief stint as The Resiztors, Luton-based UK Decay was formed during the spring of 1979. From there, the band became illustrious in the late '70s – early '80s UK punk and underground scene and was one of the first bands to blur the lines around punk, UK Decay are credited with originating the term "gothic" in a now famous interview with the UK music paper Sounds.

In 1980, their anti-war single "For My Country" gained immediate airplay from BBC Radio's John Peel who later recorded two sessions for his legendary Peel Sessions. It spent months yo-yo-ing up and down the UK Indie Chart, followed with similar success by the single "Unexpected Guest." The band toured nonstop across the UK and Europe, including a five week US and Canadian tour with Dead Kennedys, Black Flag, Circle Jerks, DOA, with Cretin Chaos of Social Unrest playing bass. It was during this North American tour that their album For Madmen Only was written and recorded immediately on return to the UK with their new bassist Eddie "Twiggy" Branch. It was an immediate classic in the punk and emerging post-punk world.

UK Decay is Steve "Abbo" Abbot (vocals), Steve Spon (guitar), Eddy "Twiggy" Branch (bass), and Ray "Raymondo" Philpott (drums). New Hope For The Dead will be released on September 10, 2013.

www.facebook.com/ukdecays
www.ukdecay.co.uk
twitter.com/ukdk

Riot Fest & Sideshow – Sept. 21-22 (Denver, CO)

Day By Day Schedule Announced, Single Day Tickets Go On Sale

Riot Fest blows into Denver on September 21-22 for the first time, bringing an awesome line-up of bands, camping, a Ferris wheel, corn maze and more! In partnership with locals Soda Jerk Presents, the fest is headlined by The Replacements, Blink-182 and Iggy & the Stooges, the bill also includes heavy hitters like Rancid, AFI, Brand New, Public Enemy, Airborne Toxic Event, DeVotchKa, AWOLNATION, Matt & Kim, FLAG and Rocket From The Crypt. Daily Schedules are announced here, along with single-day tickets on sale at 10 AM MDT, 11 AM CDT today. For music fans in search of an incredible bargain, 2-Day passes are still available but going fast!

 
RIOT FEST & SIDESHOW:

Saturday, September 21st

The Replacements, Iggy and the Stooges, AFI, Brand New, Airborne Toxic Event, Rocket From The Crypt, Guided by Voices, The Dismemberment Plan, Alkaline Trio, Superchunk, Against Me!, Best Coast, Minus The Bear, The Dear Hunter, Chuck Ragan, Bosnian Rainbows, This Will Destroy You, Touche Amore, Single Mothers, Bop Skizzum, Itchy-O Marching Band

 
Sunday, September 22nd:

Blink-182, Rancid, Public Enemy, DeVotchKa, AWOLNATION, Matt & Kim, Flag, Bad Religion, Yo La Tengo, Naked Raygun, Stars, Capital Cities, Breathe Carolina, Wovenhand, Lydia, Peelander-Z, Off With Their Heads, Kitten, Kongos, New Beat Fund, The Interrupters, Itchy-O Marching Band

 
Ticket Links:

All Options on 1 Page: http://ticketf.ly/15GOWNf

2-Day - http://ticketf.ly/18zxex0

Saturday - http://ticketf.ly/14wAeZS

Sunday - http://ticketf.ly/13Kxh1C

 
In its 9th year, Riot Fest is dedicated to bringing fans of music and fun of all ages together to celebrate rock, excellent food and the joy-bringing aspects of a carnival, with rides, skee-ball, circus performers and underground marching troupes. The brainchild of promoters Michael Petryshyn and Sean McKeough, Riot Fest launched in 2005 and grew rapidly. Known for re-uniting their musical heroes in influential underground bands, Petryshyn and McKeough created an experience that is a destination for music fans from around the world.

 
www.riotfest.org

http://facebook.com/riotfest1

http://www.sodajerkpresents.com/

www.twitter.com/riotfest

PLASMATICS and WENDY O. WILIAMS New Exclusive T-Shirts from Rod Swenson (Plasmatics founder) 

Pre-order HERE  -  Ships in September    We're stoked to offer these eight new Plasmatics / Wendy O. Williams T-Shirts from Rod Swenson (Plasmatics founder). These shirts were designed by Marco Palumbo of No Front Teeth Records. They are "Made in the USA" unisex short sleeve T-shirts, which are 100% cotton (4.4 oz/sq yd). When ordering, please specify size (S, M, L, XL, or girly style M) . Wendy was the is the 7th Throbblehead (seen HERE) to be polyresinated by Aggronautix. In May of 2009, the company launched with a highly popular G.G. Allin "1991" figure, which was limited to 2000 numbered units and sold out quickly. All Aggronautix figures ar e now available for purchase on www.aggronautix.com or www.seeofsound.com and will also be available at many independent retailers, comic shops, tattoo parlors, etc via distribution by MVD Entertainment Group - a company specializing in music-related distribution since 1986. Pre-order and more Images HERE. Aggronautix on Facebook HERE.  ***For orders outside of the United States, please note that items will take longer to arrive (average of 3 weeks)***   

FATES WARNING Reveal New Album Title, Artwork, Release Date, and Tour Dates!

U.S. Progressive Metal pioneers FATES WARNING have finally returned with their first studio album release in about a decade! Entitled Darkness In A Different Light, the album will be released on September 30, 2013 in Europe and October 1, 2013 in North America via InsideOutMusic.

Darkness In A Different Light is FATES WARNING's first album of new material since the release of FWX in 2004 and also marks the first release for the band's stellar current line-up of Ray Alder (vocals), Jim Matheos and Frank Aresti (guitars), Joey Vera (bass) and Bobby Jarzombek (drums). 

The album was produced by Matheos and mixed by long time FATES WARNING engineer Phil Magnotti, while mastering was handled by Maor Appelbaum at Maor Appelbaum Mastering, California.  The (above pictured) artwork for the album was designed by Conte di San Pietro.

FATES WARNING vocalist Ray Alder checked in with a comment as follows:

Darkness in a Different Light is the result of almost two years of very hard work from everyone in the band. 
I believe that this line-up is the best that Fates has ever had, and I also think that it comes through in the music on this album. It's been almost nine years since our last studio album and I couldn't be more proud of what we've accomplished here.
We are looking very much forward to playing some new songs for our fans who have stuck by us over all these years. We plan on touring as much as possible for Darkness in a Different Light and hopefully we'll hit a few places we've never been..."

Indeed, FATES WARNING already have headlining touring runs confirmed for October in Europe and November/December in North America, with further live activity to follow in 2014. 
Here are all the dates announced so far:


FATES WARNING European Tour 2013:

SA 05.10.2013 Baarlo (The Netherlands) - Progpower Festival
SU 06.10.2013 Zoetermeer (The Netherlands) - Boerderij
MO 07.10.2013 Aschaffenburg (Germany) -  Colos Saal
WE 09.10.2013 Essen (Germany) - Turock
TH 10.10.2013 Roeselare (Belgium) - Verlichte Geest
FR 11.10.2013 Augsburg (Germany) - Musikkantine
SA 12.10.2013 Pratteln (Switzerland) - Z7
SU 13.10.2013 Brescia  (Italy) - Colony
TU 15.10.2013 Ljubljana (Slovenia) - Orto Bar
WE 16.10.2013 Budapest (Hungary) - A38
TH 17.10.2013 Bratislava (Slovakia) - Randal
SA 19.10.2013 Thessaloniki Greece) - Eightball Club
SU 20.10.2013 Athens (Greece) - Gagarin 205 
TU 22.10.2013 Moscow (Russia) - KZ Moskva


FATES WARNING North American Tour 2013:

FR 15.11.2013 Joliet, IL - Mojoe's
SA 16.11.2013 Detroit, MI - Harpos
SU 17.11.2013 Louisville, KY - Diamond Pub & Billiards
MO 18.11.2013 Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
WE 20.11.2013 Toronto, ONT - Mod Club
TH 21.11.2013 Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance
FR 22.11.2013 Hartford, CT - Webster Theater
SA 23.11.2013 New York, NY - The Studio @ Webster Hall
SU 24.11.2013 Clifton, NJ - Dingbatz
TU 26.11.2013 Amityville, NY - Revolution
WE 27.11.2013 Reading, PA - Reverb
FR 29.11.2013 Springfield, VA - Empire
SA 30.11.2013 Spartanburg, SC - Ground Zero
SU 01.12.2013 Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
TU 03.12.2013 Houston, TX - Scout Bar
WE 04.12.2013 San Antonio, TX - Backstage Live
TH 05.12.2013 Dallas, TX - Trees
SA 07.12.2013 Phoenix, AZ - Rocky Point Cantina
SU 08.12.2013 San Diego, CA - Brick By Brick
TU 10.12.2013 Los Angeles, CA - The Whisky
WE 11.12.2013 San Francisco, CA - DNA Lounge
FR 13.12.2013 Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
SA 14.12.2013 Seattle, WA - Studio Seven


More details about Darkness In A Different Light will follow in the coming weeks...

FATES WARNING Line-Up:
Ray Alder - Vocals
Jim Matheos - Guitars
Joey Vera - Bass
Bobby Jarzombek - Drums
Frank Aresti - Guitars


FATES WARNING Online:
www.fateswarning.com
www.facebook.com/FatesWarning 

Black Sabbath Rocks Universal Studios Hollywood's 'Halloween Horror Nights' as A New 3D Maze Inspired by the World-Renowned Band Joins the Line-Up of Blood-Curdling Haunted Attractions at the Award-Winning Extreme Terror Event

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Aug. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler from Black Sabbath, the celebrated, multi-platinum rock band that pioneered the Heavy Metal genre with their dark and doom-laden sounds, fused with lyrical themes of the occult, addiction, war and nuclear apocalypse, will be immortalized in an all-original, terrifying 3D maze, "Black Sabbath: 13 3D" at Universal Studios Hollywood's premier Halloween Horror Nights event, beginning September 20, 2013.

The new maze, based on the darkest lyrics from Black Sabbath's biggest hit songs and the only attraction at the horror event to incorporate 3D video, will also include scenes inspired by the legendary band's recently released Billboard #1 album, "13."  A nightmarish landscape of doom will engulf guests as they enter "Black Sabbath: 13 3D" and traverse through horrifying graveyards, disturbing madhouses and bone-chilling battlefields.

"We were all really excited when Universal Studios Hollywood approached us about doing a 3D 'Halloween Horror Nights' maze based on our music," said Black Sabbath's Ozzy Osbourne.  "I've seen the drawings of what it will look like when it's finished and it looks amazing.  I can't wait to walk through it on opening night in September."

Guests will come face to face with a heart-stopping Lucifer and his bride, blood-soaked dead bodies and bubbling pools of "radioactive water" while song's inspired by "Luke's Wall," "Iron Man," "Paranoid," "War Pigs," "Electric Funeral" and – of course – "Black Sabbath" violently penetrate the confines of the maze at high volume.

"Very few bands can claim to have defined a genre of music but Black Sabbaths' remarkable influence in the evolution of Heavy Metal will go down in history," said John Murdy, Creative Director for Universal Studios Hollywood.  "Tony Iommi's dark, iconic riffs, Ozzy Osbourne's haunting vocals and Geezer Butler's foreboding lyrics provide the perfect soundtrack for 'Halloween Horror Nights' and endless inspiration for our new haunted attraction 'Black Sabbath 13 3D'."

Black Sabbath has sold 70 million records during a career spanning 43 years, and was named "The Greatest Heavy Metal Band of All Time" by MTV.  The Grammy-Award winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees kicked off their 20-date North American concert tour on July 25 in Houston, Texas.  More information on Black Sabbath is available at www.blacksabbath.com, via Facebook at www.facebook.com/BlackSabbath, on Twitter at twitter.com/OfficialSabbath and Instagram at instagram.com/officialsabbath/.

" Halloween Horror Nights " 2013 at Universal Studios Hollywood brings together the sickest minds in horror to immerse guests in the living, breathing, three-dimensional world of the most notorious and terrifying creatures and features a slate of unrivaled film production quality mazes, terror-filled Scare Zones and a fully re-imagined "Terror Tram" experience, uniquely themed to today's most definitive horror properties.  This year's haunted attractions will include "The Walking Dead: No Safe Haven," based on AMC's Golden Globe-nominated, Emmy Award-winning show, and "Evil Dead:  Book of the Dead," inspired by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment's chilling remake of the cult classic.

Watch for announcement videos on Universal Studios Hollywood's YouTube Channel.  Additional mazes to be announced shortly. Updates on "Halloween Horror Nights" are available online at Halloween Horror Nights, on Facebook at: "Halloween Horror Nights – Hollywood," on Instagram at @HorrorNights and Twitter at @HorrorNights as Creative Director John Murdy reveals a running chronicle of exclusive information. Join the conversation using #UniversalHHN.

Universal Studios Hollywood, The Entertainment Capital of L.A. includes a full-day, movie-based theme park and Studio Tour; the CityWalk entertainment, shopping and dining complex, the Universal CityWalk Cinemas and the "5 Towers" state-of-the-art outdoor concert venue. World-class rides and attractions include the critically-acclaimed and award-winning mega-attraction, "Transformers: The Ride—3D," the intense, award-winning ride, "King Kong 360 3-D" on the famed behind-the-scenes Studio Tour, "The Simpsons RideTM," "Revenge of the MummySM —The Ride" and "Jurassic Park® —The Ride.

SLAYER TO HEADLINE NEW YORK's THEATER AT MSG and

THE HOLLYWOOD PALLADIUM FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 25 YEARS

LOS ANGELES, CA - MONDAY, August 5, 2013 -- Slayer will headline concerts at two venues it hasn't played in 25 years - the Hollywood Palladium on Monday, October 28, and New York's Theater at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday, November 27, the night before Thanksgiving.  Gojira and 4ARM will support.  Registered Slayer Fan Club members will be receiving a special email offering them "first-access" to purchase tickets through a special pre-sale that begins tomorrow.  Tickets go on sale to the public Friday, August 9 at 10AM local time.  Log onto www.slayer.net for more ticketing info.

 
This will be the first time that Slayer - Tom Araya/bass, vocals, guitarist Kerry King, drummer Paul Bostaph, and guitarist Gary Holt, who continues to fill in for the late founding member Jeff Hanneman - will play a concert in New York since The Big Four concert at Yankee Stadium on September 14, 2011, and the band's first Hollywood show since 2010's Jagermeister Music Tour.

 
Over the past eighteen months, Slayer has toured throughout Europe, India, Japan, South America, and Australia, and co-headlined the 2012 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Tour of North America. 

 
Slayer has also been confirmed to play the Fun Fun Fun Fest 2013 to be held at the Auditorium Shores in Austin, TX November 8-10. 

 
While recovering from the devastating loss of Hanneman, Araya and King have begun to work on new material and hope to spend some time in the studio prior to these dates.

GODFLESH ANNOUNCE US FALL TOUR

AMERICAN SHARKS & PRURIENT TO OPEN @ IRVING PLAZA

HYMNS DELUXE IN CD AND GATEFOLD VINYL OUT NOW ON THE END RECORDS


The time has finally come: Godflesh will be touring the USA this coming October hitting all key national markets along the way.

In celebration of this upcoming tour, Justin Broadrick has created a special Spotify playlist of songs that have influenced and inspired him over the years.

LISTEN TO JUSTIN'S SPOTIFY PLAYLIST NOW


GODFLESH TOUR DATES
10/18/13 - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts
10/19/13 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza
10/20/13 - Boston, MA - Royale
10/22/13 - Chicago, IL - Metro
10/24/13 - Seattle, WA - Neumo's
10/25/13 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
10/26/13 - Oakland, CA - Oakland Metro Opera House
10/27/13 - Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre
10/29/13 - Austin, TX - Mohawk

Newly signed to The End Records, stoner punk rockers American Sharks to open at Irving Plaza in NYC along with influential noise musician Prurient.

Godfelsh is classic, ballsy, catchy, and mean.  Justin Broadrick (the band’s frontman, leader of the band Jesu, and ex member of Napalm Death) manages to craft catchy riffs and choruses into the mix without losing a drop of originality. Often called their finest album, “Hymns” was released on 2001, and has now been re-issued by The End Records as a Special Edition 2CD Deluxe Remaster with Bonus Tracks, Liner Notes, Lyrics and Never Before Seen Photos and Images.  Always a few steps ahead of the pack, Godflesh have once again reinvented themselves, providing their audience with a challenging and inspirational slab of crushing industrial metal.

ROB ZOMBIE

CONFIRMED TO HEADLINE CLOSING NIGHT OF

ROB ZOMBIE’S GREAT AMERICAN NIGHTMARE

WITH SPECIAL GUESTS EAGLES OF DEATH METAL

 
DAILY MUSIC LINEUP ANNOUNCED FORONCE IN A LIFETIME ULTIMATE HALLOWEEN EVENT

IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA OCTOBER 10-NOVEMBER 2

 
TICKETS ON SALE NOW

 
The daily music performance lineup has been announced for Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare--the ultimate Halloween music and horror event--every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from October 10-November 2 at FEARPlex in Pomona, just outside Los Angeles.

 
Groundbreaking musician and filmmaker Rob Zombie will headline the closing night  of music performances (November 2) during this bone-chilling experience that will combine the most advanced haunted house attractions with a not-to-be-missed music festival from top artists in the realms of hard rock/metal, rock alternative, EDM, and Latin. Other additions to the music lineup include: 3OH!3, 45 Grave, Beware Of Darkness, Blaze Ya Dead Homie, Butcher Babies, Duane Peters, Eagles Of Death Metal, Ghost Town, Mod Sun, Motionless In White, Powerman 5000, TSOL, The Dickies, The Vandals, and Wallpaper.

 
Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare will feature 15 nights of music. Each Thursday night will feature rock alternative music, Fridays EDM, most Saturdays hard rock/metal, and most Sundays will be Latin-focused. Please see below for the full list of music performances by date and visit www.GreatAmericanNightmare.com for more details.

 
A creative collaboration between masters of the macabre Rob Zombie and preeminent haunted house producer Steve Kopelman, the fully immersive haunted house experience will feature three attractions based on Zombie’s own horror films: Lords Of Salem Total Black Out, The Haunted World Of El Superbeasto 3D, and Haunt Of 1,000 Corpses.

 
The Great American Nightmare’s Bloody Boulevard will offer outdoor screenings of classic horror films, a DJ, food vendors, beer, wine and spirits, and much more, with freak show characters roaming throughout the grounds each night.

 
Tickets for Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare are available now starting at only $30 at www.GreatAmericanNightmare.com. Each ticket includes access to all haunted house attractions, concerts and Bloody Boulevard activities. Tickets will also be available for purchase onsite during the Los Angeles County Fair at Pomona Fairplex (August 30-September 29). VIP packages will be available for purchase at www.GreatAmericanNightmare.com.

 
The Great American Nightmare music lineup is as follows:

 

Thursday, October 10: 3OH!3, Wallpaper

 

Friday, October 11: Blood On The Dance Floor, HeavyGrinder

 

Saturday, October 12: Kottonmouth Kings, Twiztid, Blaze Ya Dead Homie

 

Sunday, October 13: Ozomatli, with special guest

 

Thursday, October 17: The Used, William Control

 

Friday, October 18: DJ Bl3nd, DirtyLoud, One More Time (Daft Punk Tribute)

 

Saturday, October 19: The Vandals, TSOL, The Dickies, Duane Peters

 

Sunday, October 20: pro-wrestling sensations Lucha Libre USA, Metalachi

 

Thursday, October 24: Emilie Autumn with special guest

 

Friday, October 25: Doctor P, Zomboy, Terravita, Evol Intent

 

Saturday, October 26: Motionless In White, Butcher Babies, Ghost Town

 

Sunday, October 27: Reel Big Fish, Goldfinger, with special guest

 

Thursday, October 31: Andrew W.K., Mod Sun, Beware Of Darkness

 

Friday, November 1: MAJOR EDM HEADLINER to be announced on September 25, Dirtyphonics, Fei-Fei

 

Saturday, November 2: Rob Zombie, Eagles Of Death Metal, Powerman 5000, 45 Grave

 
Hours for Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare will be 6:30 PM until 11:00 PM on Thursdays and Sundays, 6:30 PM until 1:00 AM on Fridays and Saturdays.

 
FEARPlex (Fairplex) is located at 1101 W. McKinley Avenue in Pomona, CA, centrally located in the heart of Southern California. Fairplex is also home to the LA County Fair, the largest county fair in the world.

 
Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare is made possible through the support of sponsors including Monster Energy Drink and Ernie Ball.

 
Website: www.GreatAmericanNightmare.com

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/RobZombiesGAN

MINISTRY TO RELEASE 13TH STUDIO ALBUM,

"FROM BEER TO ETERNITY," ON 9/6/13

Al Jourgensen Biography, Ministry Live DVD Also Coming This Summer

Ministry FB2E CD Cover lo-rez
 

LOS ANGELES, CA - June 18, 2013 -- Al Jourgensen, six-time Grammy nominated godfather of industrial metal, will release his band Ministry's 13th studio album, From Beer To Eternity, on September 6 (13th Planet Records).  Pre-order info will be posted soon on Ministry's Facebook.  As fans of the band know, after last year there wasn't going to be another Ministry album, but as Jourgensen put it recently, "I had no choice."

 
Sessions for what would become From Beer to Eternity began last December at Jourgensen's 13th Planet compound in El Paso, TX with Jourgensen (who produced the album, composed the music and wrote the lyrics for all 11 songs), guitarists Mike Scaccia and Sin Quirin, drummer Aaron Rossi and bassist Tony Campos.  Rough tracks for 18 songs were finished on December 19, and three days later, the 47-year old Scaccia died from a heart attack he suffered onstage while playing a live show with his band Rigor Mortis in Dallas, TX.  Jourgensen, Quirin, Rossi and Campos were absolutely devastated.

 

"We have never, in the history of Ministry, ever had a tracking session like that before," states Jourgensen, "everything went so smoothly, it was surreal.  And Mikey was so on fire and inspired, and really a driving force for this record."  After returning from Scaccia's funeral in Dallas, and shouldering the weight of grief as well as the desire to honor his fallen comrade, Jourgensen locked himself in his studio with his engineer and co-producer Sammy D'Ambruoso for three excruciating months.  "There was no choice," Jourgensen says of the bittersweet production process.  "During the tracking sessions, Mikey was smiling and going, 'You know what, Al?  This is by far and away the best Ministry album we've ever done together. This is awesome.'  I'm super
proud of From Beer to Eternity because it's my tribute to Mikey's incredible talent, and I feel it honors him and all of the years we spent together making music."

 

From the schizophrenic opening cut, the sarcasm-dripping, sound effect-laden "Hail to his Majesty (Peasants)" to the thrash-punk riffs andbooming bass reverberations of "Punch in the Face," to "Change of Luck," a song that Jourgensen wrote directly about Scaccia's death, From Beer to Eternity pulls no punches, sounding at once familiar, yet completely fresh and inspired. The release also includes "Side F/X Include Mikey's Middle Finger / TV4," which old school Ministry fans will recognize as a continuum in a series of TV songs that began in the mid-1990s, and underscores Scaccia's birthright as one of the greatest metal guitarists in the world.

 

"PermaWar," the first single from From Beer to Eternity, will drop digitally via iTunes in late July as a three-track maxi single.  Additionally, 13th Planet Records will be releasing special products for From Beer to Eternity, including a Special Limited Edition Digipak with 13 tracks, a special FanBox edition, as well as vinyl and limited edition 12" inch picture discs.

 
Ministry will support From Beer to Eternity with a cavalcade of music videos, off-the-wall "making of..." digital clips, and an on-going "dog-blog" commentary by Jourgensen's two Labradors, Lemmy and Ozzy, who were present every step of the way during the recording and mixing of From Beer to Eternity, and have launched their own Facebook page     ( https://www.facebook.com/Ozzyandlemmyjourgensen ) to tell the tail.  Uh, tale.

 

But wait, there's more.  In addition to From Beer to Eternity coming in September, July 9 will see the release of Jourgensen's authorized biography, "Ministry:  The Lost Gospels According to Al Jourgensen," penned by Jourgensen with Jon Wiederhorn on DaCapo Books.  "Ministry" is a memoir both ugly and captivating, revealing Jourgensen as a man who lived a hard life his own way without making compromises."  Then, the two-disc DVD "Ministry: Enjoy the Quiet - Live at Wacken 2012," debuts at the already sold-out Wacken Open Air 2013 festival in Germany August 1-3.  Shot live in concert at one of Ministry's final shows of the band's 2012 tour at Wacken's Open Air in front of 75,000 fans, the DVD features "New World Order," "99 Percenters," "Ghouldiggers," "Psalm 69," "Thieves," "Just One Fix," and "Khyber Pass."

ROB ZOMBIE’S GREAT AMERICAN NIGHTMARE


ONCE IN A LIFETIME ULTIMATE HALLOWEEN EVENT

CURATED BY ZOMBIE, TO TERRORIZE LOS ANGELES 

EVERY THURSDAY-SUNDAY FROM OCTOBER 10-NOVEMBER 2


EVENT TO FEATURE 3 HORRIFIC, BONE-CHILLING HAUNTED MAZES AND 15 NIGHTS OF MUSIC AT THE FAIRPLEX IN POMONA, CA

 
Groundbreaking musician and filmmaker Rob Zombie will unleash his Great American Nightmare on Los Angeles this Halloween season. This bone-chilling experience will combine the most advanced haunted house attractions with a not-to-be-missed music festival from top artists in hard rock, alternative, EDM, and more, every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from October 10 through November 2, 2013 at the Fairplex FEARplex in Pomona, CA, just outside Los Angeles.

 

A creative collaboration between masters of the macabre Rob Zombie and preeminent haunted house producer Steve Kopelman, the fully immersive haunted house experience will feature three attractions based on Zombie’s own horror films: Lords Of Salem Total Black Out, The Haunted World Of El Superbeasto 3D, and Haunt Of 1,000 Corpses. The shocking--and sometimes disturbing--fright attractions will offer a three-dimensional experience with animatronics and effects, a maze that is the ultimate definition of claustrophobia and fear, sudden chills and startling thrills, and salacioushumor that will make one scream with fright and laughter. 

 

As if these sinister attractions weren’t enough, Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare will also feature 15 nights of music from top national and regional artists in the indie/punk, EDM, metal, rock and Latin genres including Andrew WK, BL3ND, Blood On The Dance Floor, Dirtyloud, Dirtyphonics, Doctor P, Emilie Autumn, Evol Intent, Fei-Fei, Goldfinger, Heavygrinder, Kottonmouth Kings, Metalachi, One More Time, Ozomatli, Reel Big Fish, Terravita, The Used, Twiztid, William Control, Zomboy, and many more.

 

In addition to music, one special night will also feature the outrageous pro wrestling sensations Lucha Libre USA. Look for details about the music performance schedule--including additional major headlining acts--to be announced on June 29 and visit www.GreatAmericanNightmare.com for details.

 

"This is it! The ultimate badass Halloween experience! No one will walk away disappointed," says Zombie. "I am thrilled to bring The Great American Nightmare to California and begin a reign of bloody terror!"

 

The FEARplex for Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare will include 150,000 square feet of horror and entertainment and is not geared towards young children or the faint of heart. Patrons should be prepared for maximum scares!

 

At Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare, patrons will sequentially enter three different attractions, each completely different in look, theme and effects:

 

Lords Of Salem In Total Black Out: This harrowing attraction--based on Zombie’s 2012 The Lords Of Salem independent horror film--is designed to twist the mind. It will accentuate some senses while limiting others. Fear of the dark, claustrophobia, and fear of the unknown will be preyed on as the visitor attempts to traverse this sixty-degree maze.

 

The Haunted World Of El Superbeasto 3D: Utilizing Chromadepth glasses, this innovative attraction will take the patron right into the middle of the irreverent world of Rob Zombie’s El Superbeasto2009 animated exploitation musical horror comedy film based on the comic book series of the same name. The attraction’s unique surprise entrance, brilliant colors, sudden chills and startling thrills, and salacious humor will make one scream with fright and laughter. 

 

Haunt Of 1,000 Corpses: This terrifying attraction pays homage to the 10-year anniversary of the exploitation horror film House Of 1,000 Corpses, directed by Rob Zombie. This extreme, traditional haunted house will take visitors on a walking journey through a recreation of the film’s “Museum of Monsters & Madmen” along with an expanded “Murder Ride,” confronting notorious serial killers along the way. This high impact, highly detailed attraction will use state of the art animatronics, video effects, costuming, sound, scents and lights.

 

Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare is produced by Rob Zombie, Steve Kopelman and Andy Gould, along with event music producers Kevin Lyman and John Reese.

 

“Having produced haunted attractions for over 30 years, I have never been more excited about a project than I am with The Great American Nightmare. To produce an event with partners like Rob Zombie, Kevin Lyman, John Reese and Andy Gould is a dream come true.  This no-holds-barred first year event is destined to change the haunted house landscape for years to come and I am ecstatic to be a part of it,” says Nightmare producer Steve Kopelman.

 

The Great American Nightmare Monster Midway will offer outdoor screenings of classic horror films, a DJ, food vendors, beer, wine and spirits, and much more, with freak show characters roaming throughout the grounds each night.

 

Nightmare music co-producer Kevin Lyman admits, "Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare is going to be so terrifying, you won't catch me in any of the three haunted houses! For those of you who are scaredy cats like me, there will be plenty of other attractions that are guaranteed to entertain, including a special concert each night."

 

"Great American Nightmare is one of the most exciting projects I have ever been associated with,” says Nightmare music co-producer John Reese. “The opportunity to work with the genius that is Rob Zombie is awe inspiring. This is set up to be one of the CAN'T MISS EVENTS OF THE YEAR!"

 

Tickets for Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare are available starting at only $30 beginning Saturday, June 29 at www.GreatAmericanNightmare.com. Each ticket includes access to all haunted house attractions, concerts and midway activities. Tickets will also be available for purchase onsite at the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival San Bernardino show at San Manuel Amphitheater (June 29) and during the Los Angeles County Fair at Pomona Fairplex (August 30-September 29). VIP packages will also be available for purchase at www.GreatAmericanNightmare.com.

 

Hours for Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare will be 6:30 PM until 11:00 PM on Thursdays and Sundays, 6:30 PM until 1:00 AM on Fridays and Saturdays.

 

The Fairplex is located at 1101 W. McKinley Avenue in Pomona, CA, centrally located in the heart of Southern California. The Fairplex is also home to the LA County Fair, the largest county fair in the world.

 

Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare is made possible through the support of sponsors including Monster Energy Drink and Ernie Ball.

 
Website: www.GreatAmericanNightmare.com

Facebook: http://on.fb.me/12kKH9E

Twitter: https://twitter.com/RobZombiesGAN

SLAYER WELCOMES PAUL BOSTAPH BACK TO THE FOLD

LOS ANGELES, CA -- Slayer's Tom Araya and Kerry King are very pleased to announce that Paul Bostaph has rejoined the band on a full-time basis. Bostaph will be behind the drum kit beginning June 4 when Slayer kicks off the first leg of its 2013 international tour in Warsaw, Poland. Gary Holt will continue to fill in for fallen guitarist Jeff Hanneman.


Slayer's 2013 itinerary will have the band playing 35 dates that will include headline shows as well as a number of major summer festivals in Europe, Eastern Europe and South America between June and October. The complete itinerary is below.


"Paul's a great drummer and a good friend, and we're very happy that he's decided to rejoin the band," said Tom Araya. "We're still pretty numb from the loss of Jeff, but we don't want to disappoint our European and South American fans, and we need to begin moving forward...having Paul back in the band makes that a whole lot easier."


"I'm very excited to be rejoining Slayer," added Bostaph. "We spent a very intense ten years of our lives together, had a lot of fun, made a lot of great music, so for me, this feels like coming home."


Bostaph was Slayer's drummer from 1992 until 2001 and recorded four albums with the band - the Gold certified Divine Intervention (1994), the 1996 punk covers album Undisputed Attitude, Diabolus in Musica, (1998), God Hates Us All (2001) that received a Grammy nomination for "Best Metal Performance," as well as the DVD War at the Warfield (2001), also certified Gold. In addition to Slayer, Bostaph has been a member of Forbidden, Exodus, Systematic and Testament.


Slayer's 2013 international touring schedule is as follows:


JUNE

4 Impact Festival 2013, Warsaw, Poland

6 Muziek Theatre, Enschede, Holland

7 Rodahal, Kerkrade, Holland

8 Sonisphere France, Amneville, France

10-11 The Academy, Dublin, Ireland

12 Limelight, Belfast, Ireland

14 Greenfield Festival, Interlaken, Switzerland

15 Geox Theatre, Padova, Italy

17 Antlantico, Rome, Italy

18 Obihall, Florence, Italy

19 Alcatraz, Milan, Italy

21 Metalfest Germany, St. Goarshausen, Germany

22 See-Rock Festival 2013, Graz, Austria

23 Culture Factory/Tvornica Kulture, Zagreb, Croatia

25 Kombank Arena, Belgrade, Serbiz

26 Hegyalja Festival, Tokaj, Hungary

27 With Full Force, Leipzig, Germany

29 Hi Voltage, Istanbul, Turkey


JULY

1 Heavy By The Sea, Athens, Greece


AUGUST

2 Resurrection Festival, Viviero, Spain

6 Vega Main Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark

7 Grona Lund Tivoli Outdoor, Stockholm, Sweden

9 Jalomethallifestival 2013, Oulu, Finland

10 Oya Festival, Oslo, Norway

11 Bloodstock Open Air 2013, Derby, UK

15 Pukkelpop Festival, Kiweit Hasselt, Belgium

16 Low Lands Festival, Biddinghuizen, Holland

17 Elb-Riot Open Air Festival, Hamburg, Germany

18 X Rockfest, Herford, Germany


SEPTEMBER

17 Foro Sol, Mexico City, Mexico

20 Jockey Club, Sao Paulo, Brazil

22 Rock In Rio 2013, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

24 Pedreira Paulo Leminski, Curitiba, Brazil

27 River Plate Stadium, Buenos Aires, Argentina

29 Jockey Club, Asuncion, Paraguay


OCTOBER

2 Estadio Nacional, Santiago, Chile

VH1 Classic's "That Metal Show" Is Back Season 12 Premieres Saturday, June 1st at 11:00 PM ET/PT With New Look, New Segments and Same Great Hosts.

Season Premiere Welcomes Former Metallica Bassist Jason Newsted For the First Time Season 12 Features 100th Episode.

NEW YORK, May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- It's time to get metaled up. VH1 Classic's centerpiece in original programming, " That Metal Show" is returning for its 12th season.  The acclaimed hard rock and heavy metal talk show hosted by Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson, and Jim Florentine kicks off the latest season on Saturday, June 1 st at 11:00PM ET/PT. " That Metal Show" is back with fan-favorite segments like "Stump The Trunk" and "The Vault", but will also feature some new additions this season: "Metal Modem" features an online video chat with the biggest names in metal and hard rock from the far reaches of the globe, "Take It Or Leave It" where the hosts discuss an array of current topics and share their overly biased opinions, and many other surprise segments this season.  Also returning this year is the "Guest Musician" where a legendary guitarist or drummer performs as a one-man house band throughout the show.  This season's guest musicians feature Ex-Ozzy Osbourne guitarist, Jake E. Lee, return guitarist Richie Kotzen, and on drums, the brothers Carmine and Vinny Appice.

The season premiere of Season 12 of " That Metal Show" welcomes to the show for the first time, Jason Newsted, former long-time bassist of Metallica. Newsted is currently the front man and bass player for his latest project, Newsted, but is also known for his work in the past with Flotsam and Jetsam, Echobrain, and Voivod, to name just a few.  During this episode, Jason talks about his time in Metallica, the injuries sustained on the road, and his new music and regrets.

Season 12 will also feature the 100th episode of " That Metal Show ," featuring the bassist for Pantera, Rex Brown, and his long time friend in the industry, Sebastian Bach, formerly of Skid Row. The two of them became friends on the road when Pantera and Skid Row toured together, and they retell some of their greatest stories from those days. We saved the funniest episode for the 100th.

Season 12 guests and airdates (all times at 11 PM ET/PT):

6/01 – Jason Newsted (former Metallica bassist/Newsted)
6/08 – Corey Taylor & Josh Rand (Stone Sour)
6/15* – Rex Brown (Pantera, Kill Devil Hill) and Sebastian Bach (* 100th Episode )
6/22 – Jake E. Lee (former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist / Badlands) and Rick Allen (Def Leppard)
6/29 – Queensryche (Scott Rockenfield & Todd La Torre) and Dave Mustaine (Megadeth)
7/06 – Rob Zombie & John 5 and Tom Keifer (Cinderella)
7/13 – Scott Gorham & Ricky Warwick (Thin Lizzy/Black Star Riders) and Neil Fallon (Clutch)
7/20 – Buck Dharma (Blue Oyster Cult) & Kix (Steve Whiteman & Brian Forsythe)

"That Metal Show" premiered on VH1 Classic in November 2008 and since then has become the only place for all things hard rock and heavy metal on cable television.  The show has been visited by some of the biggest names in hard rock and heavy metal including members of Black Sabbath, Aerosmith, Metallica, Pantera, Judas Priest, Anthrax, Kiss, Iron Maiden, Pearl Jam, Queensrÿche, and Heart. Fans can also catch the complete season 11 and bonus clips at ThatMetalShow.VH1.com.

That Metal Show is a production of VH1 Classic. Lee Rolontz, Jeff Baumgardner, and Keshia Williams are Executive Producers for VH1 Classic.

VH1 Classic brings you the best metal, rock, soul and pop from the '70s, '80s and '90s. The channel features the gods of rock – from Black Sabbath, Metallica and Iron Maiden to Stone Temple Pilots, Pearl Jam and Dire Straits – in marquee concerts and music specials, and of course, tons of classic music videos. Recent big events include National Metal Day (11.11.11) and Metal Evolution, an 11-part documentary series on the history of metal. Because when it comes down to it – all music should go to 11.

Riot Fest Announces Two New Cities:

Riot Fest & Travelling Exposition – Aug. 24-25 (Toronto, ON)
Riot Fest & Side Show – Sept. 21-22 (Denver, CO)


One Contest Winner Will Win Air, Hotels & VIP tickets to each Riot City

 

Riot Fest 2013 just got even better, as Denver and Toronto are added to the slate in August and September. Union Events partners with Riot Fest in Toronto for the Riot Fest & Travelling Exposition on August 24th and 25th. Partnering with Soda Jerk Presents in Denver, Riot Fest & Sideshow will be held on September 21st and 22nd. “We are excited to come back to Toronto for a second year.  The lineup, we believe, is immensely strong, and I cannot wait to unveil it in the coming weeks." said Michael A. Petryshyn, founder and partner in Riot Fest. "As for Denver, this one has been a true labor of love.  Everything from the venue to the lineup will scream Riot Fest and our indie approach to everything we do now.  All we can say is that people are going to have a blast."

 
To celebrate Riot Fest is offering fans a chance to win the ultimate VIP Ticket extravaganza – a lucky winner will score 2 VIP Tickets to Riot Fest Chicago, Toronto and Denver, 2 Round-trip Tickets to each festival (from 48 contiguous United States and Canada) and hotel accommodations for 2 in each city. They’ll also receive a 1-year subscription to Alternative Press, a gift pack from Absolute Voices and a $50 gift card for Too Fast Apparel.

 
The contest will begin Wednesday May 22nd at 11:00 am CST – contestants can visit https://www.facebook.com/RiotFest1/app_208585222608866  to enter to win. The winner will be selected randomly on June 10th. You can’t win if you don’t play!

 
In its 9th year, Riot Fest is dedicated to bringing fans of music and fun of all ages together to celebrate rock, excellent food and the joy-bringing aspects of a carnival, with rides, skee-ball, circus performers and underground marching troupes. The brainchild of promoters Michael Petryshyn and Sean McKeough, Riot Fest launched in 2005 and grew rapidly. Known for re-uniting their musical heroes in influential underground bands, Petryshyn and McKeough created an experience that is a destination for music fans from around the world.

 
In Chicago this year, Riot Fest & Carnival 2013 unleashes a dynamite musical line-up featuring Fall Out Boy * Blink-182 * Violent Femmes * Motorhead * Rancid * Blondie * Sublime with Rome * AFI * Public Enemy * Brand New * Flag * Guided By Voices * Rocket From The Crypt * Bad Religion * All Time Low* Taking Back Sunday * Pierce the Veil * Atmosphere * The Dismemberment Plan * Dinosaur Jr. * Best Coast * DeVotchka * The Broadways * Screeching Weasel * Pennywise * The Lillingtons * Bob Mould * Against Me! * GWAR * Yellowcard * The Lawrence Arms * Say Anything * X * Bad Brains * Quicksand.

 
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JEFF HANNEMAN MEMORIAL CELEBRATION ANNOUNCED


LOS ANGELES, CA -- The Jeff Hanneman Memorial Celebration will take place on Thursday, May 23 at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles from 3:30 - 7:30PM.  Hanneman passed away on May 2 at the age of 49. 

 
The Memorial Celebration will be free and open to the public on a first-come, first-in basis (subject to venue capacity).  All ages are welcome, and paid parking will be available around the venue.

 
Jeff Hanneman helped shape Slayer's uncompromising thrash-metal sound as well as an entire genre of music.  His riffs of fury and punk-rock attitude were heard in the songs he wrote, including Slayer classics  "Angel of Death," "Raining Blood," "South of Heaven" and "War Ensemble."  Hanneman co-founded Slayer with fellow-guitarist Kerry King, bassist Tom Araya and drummer Dave Lombardo in Huntington Park, CA in 1981.  For more than 30 years, Hanneman was the band member who stayed out of the spotlight, rarely did interviews, amassed an impressive collection of World War II memorabilia, was with his wife Kathy for nearly three decades, shut off his phone and went incommunicado when he was home from tour, did not want to be on the road too late into any December as Christmas was his favorite holiday, and, from the time he was about 12 years old, woke up every, single day with one thing on his mind:  playing the guitar.

 
It was once suggested to Slayer that if they would write "just one mainstream song that could get on the radio," they would likely sell millions of records and change the commercial course of their career, similar to what had happened to Metallica with 1993's "Enter Sandman."  Jeff was the first to draw a line of integrity in the sand, replying, "We're going to make a Slayer record.  If you can get it on the radio, fine, if not, then fuck it."

OVERKILL ANNOUNCE TOUR DATES WITH KREATOR

New Jersey thrash legends OVERKILL have announced a co-headlining tour with their Germany's own, KREATOR. Opening the tour will be California's WARBRINGER.

Vocalist Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth comments: "Overkill and Kreator is powerhouse combination, a serious one. Two thrash punch. This is what it's all about! Hang on, LET'S DO THIS!"

Tickets will be exclusively available through enterthevault.com today, April 30th with general tickets going on sale May 14th.

Dates will span the U.S. coast to coast with select dates in Canada. The tour will end with two nights at Stage 48 in New York City.

10/30/13 Baltimore, MD
Soundstage
Kreator close


10/31/13 Philadelphia, PA
The Trocadero
Overkill close


11/1/13 Worcester, MA
The Palladium(MA)
Overkill close


11/2/13 Montreal, QUE
Club Soda
Kreator close


11/3/13 Toronto, ON
Opera House
Kreator close


11/4/13 Pittsburgh, PA
Altar Bar
Kreator close


11/5/13 Columbus, OH
Al Rosa Villa
Overkill close


11/6/13 Joliet, IL
Mojoes
Overkill close


11/7/13 Lawrence, KS
Granada
Kreator close


11/8/13 Englewood, CO
Gothic Theater
Kreator close


11/9/13 Salt Lake City, UT
In the Venue
Overkill close


11/11/13 Vancouver, BC
Rickshaw Theater
Kreator close


11/12/13 Seattle, WA
El Corazon
Overkill close


11/13/13 Portland, OR
Hawthorne Theatre
Kreator close


11/14/13 San Fran, CA
Filmore
Kreator close


11/15/13 Anaheim, CA
The Grove
Kreator close


11/16/13 Tempe, AZ
Marquee Theatre
Kreator close


11/17/13 Albuquerque, NM
Sunshine Theater
Overkill close


11/18/13 Dallas, TX
Trees
Overkill close


11/19/13 San Antonio, TX
Backstage Live
Kreator close


11/21/13 Louisville, KY
Diamond Pub & Billiards
Kreator close


11/22/13 W. Springfield, VA
Empire
Overkill close


11/23/13 NYC, NY
Stage 48
Overkill close


11/24/13 NYC, NY
Stage 48
Overkill close

MOTÖRHEAD 2013 - ONE OF THE BIGGEST YEARS YET!
NEW RECORD, BEHIND THE MUSIC REMASTERED, 
HEADPHONES, LIBATIONS AND MORE

MOTÖRHEAD, the hardest working, hardest touring band in the world has one of the biggest years yet in 2013.  The Grammy-award winners have been in the recording studio working on their next album, scheduled for release later this year.  
It will be the follow-up to the highly successful CD, The Wörld Is Yours, and its follow up, the blistering, multi-formatted (DVD, CD, Vinyl, Blu-Ray) The Wörld Is Ours-Volume 1 - Everywhere Further Than Everyplace Else, and The Wörld Is Ours - Volume 2 - Anyplace Crazy As Anywhere Else.


Written and performed by Lemmy Kilmister, Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee, the new record is being made with longtime producer Cameron Webb, who also worked on The Wörld Is Yours, Motörizer, Kiss Of Death and Inferno.  The new album continues a worldwide addiction to the Motörhead sound and lifestyle which saw their last several releases break both the band's own sales records and the Billboard Top 100 chart.

VH1 Classic is back with a new lineup of the five-time Emmy award-nominated documentary series “Behind the Music.” This season honors the classic rock artists whose heart-wrenching riffs and ear-shattering screams changed music history forever.  The Motörhead episode  premieres Saturday, April 20th at 9 PM ET/PT.

This is the first all-original Behind the Music Remastered episode, and what story's more compelling then that of Lemmy Kilmister and  Motörhead. From his start as an English working-class man with big dreams, Kilmister made his way to the top to become one of the most feared and respected men in rock n' roll. This episode features all-new original interviews with rock legends Ozzy Osborne, Dave Grohl, Slash, and Metallica's Lars Ulrich and Robert Trujillo, as well as interviews with the current lineup of Motörhead.  The previous lineup of “Fast” Eddie Clarke and Phil "Filthy Animal" Taylor also make appearances.
Motörhead officially launched Motörheadphones at the Consumer Electronics Shows in Las Vegas in January. As the “loudest band in the world,” it's fitting that they would go in this direction. The new brand, Motörheadphones, has had unprecedented success throughout Europe prior to making their debut in the United States at the CES show. They were developed by the band and targeted to the rock audience, one of the largest audiences of music listeners. “These new headphones are not like the weak-kneed, lily-livered, tin-pot, skinny sounding little pieces of garbage out on the market today,” says Lemmy, “We designed these headphones to deliver everything louder than anything else, and with the  sort of range, clarity and TRUE rock reproduction you'd expect from a band of warriors like us.”

Are you thirsty? We recently told you about Motörhead Wine, Beer and Vodka (which is a premium, 80 proof Vodka made from 100% locally grown wheat that has been distilled and bottled in Sweden.  It has a rich, full-bodied and complex character, with a light and fruity aftertaste. One reviewer said, “That's how women sometimes describe Lemmy”).  Now comes Motörhead Bourbon.  Lemmy calls it Snakebite Bourbon.As his drink of preference, he wanted to have his own brand. “We have a range of intoxicants,” he says.
Being the true road warriors they are, Motörhead will kick off their worldwide live assault with festivals in Mexico, then off to Europe for a major headline tour beginning in May and culminating with the HUGE Wacken Festival in Germany in August to a sold-out crowd of 80,000.

When asked about the current state of rock and roll, admitting that the music industry has changed, Lemmy still sees the positive side. “There will always be some spotty, pissed off band in a garage somewhere, with cheap guitars, ready to bash your head in…which is as it should be.”

In other Motörhead news:
- In Spin Magazine's “40 Greatest Band Names Of All Time,” Motörhead was #1!  Why they thought it's great: "Motörhead" looks and sounds vicious, conjuring visions of pumping pistons, dripping sweat, and copious drugs - images that complement the trio's gritty, raspy, three-minute rawkers. And just like a Motörhead song, the name is short and not so sweet. "I always say one-word names are good," Kilmister says. "Probably the greatest name in the history of rock'n'roll is the Who." But the Who's fans haven't repurposed their heroes' name with as much spirit as Motörhead's maniacal followers. "There's a Motörhead bicycle rental shop in Cypress run by one of our fans," Kilmister says with a laugh. When he went to register Motorhead.com online, a car repair shop had beaten him to the punch. "That's why our website is iMotorhead.com."
- Lemmy has been nominated for the 2013 Revolver Golden Gods Awards for best bassist, with the awards show broadcast live on May 2.
- Motörhead will be headlining the Metal Hammer Golden God Awards on June 17 in London.
- Motörhead had not one, but two records in LA Weekly's Top 20 Metal Albums of All Time. The publcation took a writers' poll looking at the entire scope of the genre, and Motörhead is well represented on the final list with Ace Of Spades and Bomber featured prominently.
- Master of Potato Heads, artist Jason D. Johnson took the Lemmy Icon Figure one step further, making a one-of-a-kind Lemmy Kilmister model, which was dubbed “The Ace Of Spuds.” Complete with tattoos, handlebar mustache, middle finger, and of course, Lemmy's trademark facial moles, this Potato Head creation has been called a conceptual art masterpiece. 
- Earlier this year, Lemmy did a photo shoot and interview with platinum rocker Bryan Adams for Germany's Zoo Magazine. Adams has a second career as a professional photographer and personally asked to work with Lemmy.
All in all, the lifestyle that is Motörhead, is one of the world's greatest rock'n'roll acts, who will have a brand new rebel-rousing statement with their new record later this year, an absolute stormer in this, their 37th year as THE greatest, loudest, coolest and most iconic band ever.

www.imotorhead.com   

LOUDER THAN HELL

THE DEFINITIVE ORAL HISTORY OF METAL

By Jon Wiederhorn & Katherine Turman 

Based on Hundreds of Original Interviews with Metal Elite -- Including Lemmy/Motorhead, Members Of Black Sabbath, Megadeth, Korn, Pantera, Limp Bizkit, Metallica, Marilyn Manson, Van Halen, and Many More!

Buy Your Copy NOW at Amazon.com!

 
“Essential.” REVOLVER (4/4 stars review!)

 

“An indispensable oral history of an often misunderstood musical genre.”

KIRKUS REVIEWS (a starred review!)

 

“I’m not saying this just because I’m in the book, but . . . if you love metal, great stories, and music history told by the people who made it, then Louder than Hell is a must-read.”

—Alice Cooper

 

“…the authors’ inclusiveness give this examination a weight that is just as heavy as the music.”

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

 

“This is the best oral history I've read since Please Kill Me. Louder than Hell is the first book that really delivers the brutal truth from the mouths of the artists and key players themselves!

I couldn't put it down.” —Matt Pinfield

 
Compiled from over 400 interviews conducted by respected music journalists Jon Wiederhorn and Katherine Turman, LOUDER THAN HELL: The Definitive Oral History of Metal (It Books; May 14, 2013; Hardcover; $32.50) is a chronological history of heavy metal, told through the words of the men and women who created it, played it, re-invented it, and continue to rock it. 

 
Revolver senior editor Wiederhorn and Nights with Alice Cooper producer Turman dug deep into their extensive list of contacts to uncover never-before-heard stories, eye-opening admissions and the truth behind metal’s most explosive legends. Candid and confessional commentary comes straight from icons of the genre, including: Ronnie James Dio, Ozzy Osbourne, Bruce Dickinson, Eddie Van Halen, Vince Neil, Tommy Lee, Lita Ford, Lars Ulrich, James Hetfield, Axl Rose, Slash, Corey Taylor, Dave Mustaine, Chuck Schuldiner, Lemmy Kilmister, King Diamond, Dave Grohl, Trent Reznor, Slayer’s Kerry King, Phil Anselmo, Rob Zombie and more. With an introduction by Scott Ian of Anthrax and an afterword by Rob Halford of Judas Priest, and with two 16-page photo inserts, with some never-before seen candid shots by celebrated rock photographers Stephanie Cabral and Robert Matheu, this is the book metal fans have been waiting for.

 

The many musicians interviewed by these veteran journalists offer their take on their influences, touring, the music business, and songwriting, as well as their often-traumatic upbringings, battles with substance abuse, and bizarre sexual exploits. Industry insiders (including managers, record label executives, family members, friends, scenesters, groupies, journalists, and porn stars) provide additional insight.


From the creation of Black Sabbath in the late 1960s, to Judas Priest’s development of the leather-and-studs look, to Metallica introducing the world to thrash, to the inception of Ozzfest, to Faith No More accidentally creating the first hybrid of rap and metal, to the provocative exploits of the Sunset Strip scene, to the death and destruction surrounding Norwegian black metal, LOUDER THAN HELL gets to the meat of the metal matter:Rob Halford of Judas Priest reveals how he kicked cocaine and alcohol in 1986 after tragically witnessing his boyfriend’s suicide and sought solace in spirituality, which has helped the Metal God stay clean to this day.Guns N’ Roses' Axl Rose talks about the early days of Guns N’ Roses, the making of the 36-million-copy-selling debut Appetite for Destruction, and how Robert Willams’ graphic cover art was censored.Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi explains how he lost parts of his fingers while working a day job in a factory – and created homemade prosthetics so he could play guitar, which changed the tonality of the instrument and the sound of heavy metal forever.  Megadeth bassist Dave Ellefson shares how he dug through his own vomit in search of the balloon of heroin he’d swallowed to avoid being arrested by the police, and then used that heroin to celebrate his victory over not getting busted.Members of Metallica and Anthrax detail the horrifying events of 1986 when Metallica’s tour bus crashed and tipped over, crushing bassist Cliff Burton beneath it while the rest of the members escaped relatively unscathed.Alice Cooper reveals how it was really wheelchair-bound members of his AUDIENCE who tore the live chicken apart during his fateful concert in Toronto, while Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne give first-person accounts of Ozzy biting the head off a dove while wasted during a high-level record company meeting, and decapitating a bat onstage during his Diary of a Madman tour.Hellhammer, drummer of Norway’s pioneering black metal band Mayhem, talks about ex-vocalist Dead committing suicide and how guitarist Euronymous used a chunk of Dead’s brain to make a Mexican stew.Biohazard guitarist Billy Graziadei details how gang bangers stabbed a member of the group’s posse with a hunting knife while shouting, “Payback, Motherfucker!” and how the band vowed to retaliate. Vocalist Evan Seinfeld also recounts his graphic sexual liaisons while on tour, and how they led to his career in porn.Slipknot bassist Paul Gray (who died of an overdose at age 38 during the writing of LOUDER THAN HELL) discusses the evolution of the lineup; physical fights between band members, and his own struggles with addiction. 

 
LOUDER THAN HELL explores the transformation of metal culture, with stories and anecdotes straight from the mouths of the most infamous and successful bands. Filled with hundreds of revealing interviews representing every type and era of heavy metal—from metal progenitors such as Blue Cheer, Led Zeppelin, and the MC5 to current day innovators including Slipknot, Mastodon, and Lamb of God—LOUDER THAN HELL is the ultimate look behind the curtain at one of our most dynamic, controversial and enduring musical genres. 

 
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MICHAEL MONROE: Iconic Rock ‘N’ Roll Frontman Releases New Studio Album, ‘Horns and Halos’, on August 27th 2013 via Spinefarm Records

 
New Video/Single for ‘Ballad Of The Lower East Side’ Released TODAY via YouTube

 
Watch the video here: http://youtu.be/XhAbtZXu2RU 

 
In 2010, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, and uber-energetic front-man and all-round rock ‘n’ roll legend MICHAEL MONROE unveiled his new side project in grand style via an exclusive press conference. Flash forward six months to a full UK tour with Motörhead, and another few months to the release of Another Night in the Sun, a globally-anticipated live album that teased fans clamoring for a final, polished taste of the new project. Finally, roughly a year after MICHAEL MONROE’s original public reveal, the band released their first critically-acclaimed full-length release, Sensory Overdrive, produced by Jack Douglas (Aerosmith, John Lennon). The album went on to win Classic Rock Magazine’s ‘Album Of The Year’ award and landed at #1 on the charts in MM’s Finnish homeland.

 
In 2012, after touring throughout the UK in support of Sensory Overdrive, Monroe announced that he would go back into seclusion to prepare for the band’s next offering. Monroe’s touring and recording outfit, comprised of bassist Sami Yaffa (ex-Hanoi Rocks/New York Dolls), guitarist Steve Conte (ex-New York Dolls/Company Of Wolves), guitarist Dregen (Backyard Babies, formerly of Hellacopters fame) and drummer Karl ‘Rockfist’ Rosqvist (ex-Chelsea Smiles/Danzig), worked tirelessly in the studio, providing creative support for a frontman whose reputation is genuinely global and whose influence continues to be felt, with musicians of all ages (from Dave Grohl to the original Gun n’ Roses members) citing Michael’s ground-breaking career as a source of inspiration.

 
Now after several months, the wait is over.  MICHAEL MONROE can finally reveal that the band’s upcoming studio album, Horns and Halos, will hit stores everywhere on August 27, 2013 via Spinefarm Records. The band offers a taste of the new album in the form of a new single and video for the track ‘Ballad Of The Lower East Side’, which can be watched now via YouTube at this location.  

 
The track includes a nod to Michael’s early days in New York, a city he moved to for a decade following the mid-’80s break up of glam punk pioneers, Hanoi Rocks. The clip – directed by celebrated videographer/photographer Ville Juurikkala, who has photographed Michael for the past 10 years as well as working with Linkin Park, Good Charlotte and HIM, amongst others – features archive footage and photos of Michael in prime Big Apple mode, interlaced with current live and backstage scenes.

 
“The song ‘Ballad Of The Lower East Side’ is about New York and especially The Lower East Side - what it was way back in the days when I lived  there, how times have changed and how it is nowadays.,” states MICHAEL MONROE. “New York has always been an important city to me since I lived there for 10 years. Two members of our band still live there.  It's the City of all Cities.”

 
Stay tuned for more information coming soon about Horns and Halos. To stay up to date on all things MICHAEL MONROE, visit www.michaelmonroe.com or www.facebook.com/michaelmonroeofficial.

Judas Priest Celebrates 40 Years Of Heavy Metal Dominance With EPITAPH, 23-Song Live Concert Blu-ray/DVDCLOSING NIGHT OF "EPITAPH WORLD TOUR" - THE BAND's FINAL WORLD TOUR - RECORDED AT LONDON'S HMV HAMMERSMITH APOLLO IN MAY 2012. BLAZING LIVE VERSIONS OF AT LEAST ONE SONG FROM EACH OF JUDAS PRIEST'S 14 CLASSIC ALBUMS FROM 1974 TO 2008. Blu-ray or separate DVD available everywhere May 28, 2013, through Legacy Recordings

NEW YORK, April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --  Judas Priest , the heavy metal legends whose influence on generations of musicians and metalheads is incalculable, celebrate their 40th year as recording artists this year with the release of the live concert EPITAPH .  A unique live career retrospective, EPITAPH will be released on Blu-ray and separate DVD on May 28 th through Legacy Recordings, a division of SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT.  This release precedes a new studio album by Judas Priest which the band are working on now.

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Judas Priest's current lineup comprises lead singer Rob Halford, lead guitarists Glenn Tipton and Richie Faulkner, bassist Ian Hill, and drummer Scott Travis.

Heavy metal historians will regard EPITAPH as the most far-reaching live concert recording in the band's career.  The set revisits the climactic closing date of the 50-week "Epitaph World Tour," captured live at London's HMV Hammersmith Apollo on May 26, 2012.  Adding to the drama is the fact that this was Judas Priest's final large-scale world tour ever.  EPITAPH 's 23 tracks represent at least one song from every one of the band's 14 studio albums, from 1974's Rocka Rolla ("Never Satisfied") to 2008's Nostradamus ("Prophecy").

In the special case of British Steel , four songs are featured: "Rapid Fire," "Metal Gods," "Breaking The Law," and perennial set closer, "Living After Midnight."  Others exempted from the one-song-quota are the LPs which appeared before and after British Steel .  The first of these is 1979's Hell Bent For Leather (UK title: Killing Machine ) which lends the title song as well as "The Green Manalishi (With The Two-Pronged Crown)." The other LP is 1982's Screaming For Vengeance , source of "The Hellion," "Electric Eye," and "You've Got Another Thing Coming."

"They have epitomized the genre with their Harley riding frontman, rapid-fire guitar assaults, and spectacular stage shows," wrote journalist Bryan Reesman in his liner notes for 2004's leather-bound, metal-spiked Metalogy box set.  "Influential, innovative, and exuberant in expression," he wrote, "they are the true Metal Gods who have been as unwavering in their desire to expand the boundaries of their music as they have been in crossing international borders to deliver it to their disciples."

"Unabashedly committed to their cause, and unrepentant in proclaiming themselves a true heavy metal band even when others have shied away from the term, Judas Priest have forever been defenders of the faith."

EPITAPH by JUDAS PRIEST
(Columbia/Legacy: Blu-Ray 88765481119, DVD 88883715539)

Selections : 1. Battle Hymn (L)2. Rapid Fire (F)3. Metal Gods (F)4. Heading Out To The Highway (G)5. Judas Rising (M)6. Starbreaker (C)7. Victim Of Changes (B)8. Never Satisfied (A)9. Diamonds And Rust (C)10. Prophecy (N)11. Night Crawler (L)12. Turbo Lover (J)13. Beyond The Realms Of Death (D)14. The Sentinel (I)15. Blood Red Skies (K)16. The Green Manalishi (With The Two-Pronged Crown) (E)17. Breaking The Law (F)18. Painkiller (L)19. The Hellion (H)20. Electric Eye (H)21. Hell Bent For Leather (E)22. You've Got Another Thing Coming (H)23. Living After Midnight (F).

Album index :

A – from Rocka Rolla (originally issued 1974, on Gull Records)
B – from Sad Wings Of Destiny (originally issued 1976, on Gull Records)
C – from Sin After Sin (originally issued 1977, on Columbia Records)
D – from Stained Class (originally issued 1978, on Columbia)
E – from Hell Bent For Leather (originally issued 1979, on Columbia; aka Killing Machine in UK)
F – from British Steel (originally issued 1980, on Columbia)
G – from Point Of Entry (originally issued 1981, on Columbia)
H – from Screaming For Vengeance (originally issued 1982, on Columbia)
I – from Defenders Of the Faith (originally issued 1984, on Columbia)
J – from Turbo (originally issued 1986, on Columbia)
K – from Ram It Down (originally issued 1988, on Columbia)
L – from Painkiller (originally issued 1990, on Columbia)
M – from Angel Of Retribution (originally issued 2005, on Epic Records)
N – from Nostradamus (originally issued 2008, on Epic)

VISIT :

JudasPriest.com
LegacyRecordings.com

MÖTLEY CRÜE

THEY'RE COMING BACK...

 
SEPTEMBER 18 - OCTOBER 6, 2013

 
Tickets on-sale Friday at 10am!

 
Tweet it: They're coming back! @MotleyCrue returns for 2nd residency @TheJointLV @HardRockHotelLV, 9/18 - 10/6. On sale Fri at 10a! #MotleyReturns

 
Las Vegas, NV (April 2, 2013) - The world's most notorious band will be coming back to the world's most notorious city this fall, when Mötley Crüe returns to Las Vegas. The rockers best known for going to the extreme will once again take over the stage at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino for an exclusive twelve-show engagement September 18 through October 6. The band blew away fans and critics last February with twelve over-the-top, sold-out shows. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10am.

 
The fall shows will be an all-new production and the band is pushing their own envelope once again. The production will be designed exclusively for The Joint in partnership with AEG Live. There will be plenty of surprise elements for fans and a set-list full of hits.

 
"We are proud to have pioneered the Las Vegas rock residency last year and can't wait to come back this year to take it over the top with a brand new show that will be unlike anything you've ever seen Mötley Crüe do before," said Nikki Sixx.

 
"The guys had such a wild and successful run the first time around, I'm sure they will want to do everything bigger and better this time. We are extremely excited to see what the band brings to The Joint and Vegas during their second residency," said Paul Davis, vice president of entertainment at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

 
"If some is good, more is better! That was our thought when we got serious about bringing the Crüe back to The Joint.  The run went so well last time.....the show was awesome, the numbers outstanding and working with the band and their management was a pleasure," said Bobby Reynolds, Vice President of Booking for AEG Live Las Vegas. "I'm honored to bring one of the most entertaining bands ever back to their element."

 
For more information visit, www.Motley.com

 
Check out highlights from Mötley Crüe's 2012 residency http://youtube.com/yohw_idKWik

Tickets, starting at $49.50 (plus applicable service fees), go on sale Friday at 10am at the Hard Rock Hotel Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, online at Ticketmaster.com or charge-by-phone at 800.745.3000.

 
Mötley Crüe will perform 12 shows at The Joint. Show time is 9pm.

 
Wednesday, Sept 18

Friday, Sept 20

Saturday, Sept 21

Sunday, Sept 22

Wednesday, Sept 25

Friday, Sept 27

Saturday, Sept 28

Sunday, Sept 29

Wednesday, Oct 2

Friday, Oct 4

Saturday, Oct 5

Sunday, Oct 6

 

Follow the band:

@thevinceneil

@MrMickMars

@nikkisixx

@MrTommyLand

NEGATOR POST VIDEO REPORT FROM STUDIO
'Gates to the Pantheon' due May 14 (physical) / April 23 (digital)
 
 The German blackened death quintet NEGATOR have teamed with Decibel to premiere an exclusive look inside the making of their new album, "Gates To The Pantheon." The album is scheduled for physical release via Prosthetic Records in North America on May 14, with an April 23 digital release to coincide with its European release through Viva Hate Records.

The behind-the-scenes video, featuring commentary from producer Eike Freese (Gamma Ray, Callejon, Dark Age) along with interview and studio footage from each of the members of NEGATOR, can be viewed exclusively on DecibelMagazine.com HERE. (Make sure to click on the "CC" button for English subtitles.)

"Gates To The Pantheon," the fourth studio album from the "panzer metal" quintet, was praised by Grave drummer Ronnie Bergerstål as "a unique and great blend of black and death metal (that's) flawlessly executed, (with) awesome production and tons of memorable riffs!" The album marks the band's first new music in three years, and is the follow-up to the group's highly acclaimed 2010 release "Panzer Metal." That album captured the attention of Sweden's Dark Funeral, who subsequently enlisted vocalist Nachtgarm to join their band on tour throughout 2011 and 2012.

You can stream "Atonement In Blood," a track from the new album, via Soundcloud by visiting: http://soundcloud.com/viva_hate_records/negator-atonement-in-blood

Stay tuned for more information, including pre-orders in the next few days!
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Alice Cooper, George Lopez Perform At Rock & Roll Academy

Brennan Rock & Roll Academy Celebrates Opening With Celebrity-Packed Performances

SIOUX FALLS, S.D., March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Chuck Brennan, CEO of Dollar Loan Center and namesake of the Brennan Rock & Roll Academy, doesn't do anything halfway. To celebrate the grand opening of the Brennan Rock & Roll Academy, the businessman, philanthropist and former music industry executive is planning the biggest entertainment event ever held in Sioux Falls South Dakota and recently added comedian George Lopez to a celebrity-packed week of performances.

Brennan is a native of Sioux Falls and helped develop the academy to serve Boys & Girls Clubs members in the area. After a $250,000 initial donation and commitment to financially support the program for the next 20 years, Brennan enlisted some of his famous friends to help celebrate its grand opening.

The star-studded events kick off with a performance by Night Ranger, one of America's most prolific rock bands, on Tuesday March 26. World-famous comedians George Lopez and Louie Anderson bring a night of laughter on Wednesday March 27 with help from Rick and Cory Harrison from the hit reality series "Pawn Stars." Alice Cooper rocks the house on Thursday March 28 with a little help from rock & roll super-stars including Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer of KISS, Robby Krieger of the DOORS, Sebastian Bach, and Joey Allen of WARRANT.  The Boys & Girls Club members get their very own rock concert on Saturday afternoon March 30 with 80's rock tribute sensation HAIRBALL. That same evening HAIRBALL is joined by Vince Neil of Motley Crue and Stephen Pearcy of RATT bring down the house.

Tickets are now available at www.brennanrockandrollacademy.com. All shows are fundraisers to benefit the Academy and Boys & Girls Club of the Sioux Empire, with a free open house on March 29 that includes facility tours for the public.  Sponsorships are also available.

"This will be an experience that has never happened before and will likely never happen again," said Brennan. "These performers are friends and support my dream of bringing the joys of rock music to kids who would otherwise never be exposed to it. There are so many benefits of music education and I am very grateful that these legendary entertainment icons can help the children of Sioux Falls."

Alice Cooper, who founded Alice Cooper's Solid Rock Foundation in Phoenix, was on-hand to help Brennan announce the academy's formation last year. "He has been an incredible mentor and supporter in helping bring the academy to my hometown," said Brennan. "I grew up just a few blocks from here and know first-hand how important it is for kids to explore their passions and be supported in that," said Brennan.

The Brennan Rock & Roll Academy will provide the first ever free music education program for children in the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Sioux Empire, focusing on Rock & Roll instruments including guitar, bass guitar, keyboard, drums and vocals.

"This school will change the lives of many Sioux Falls children. But we can't do it alone. We need the support of community members to make this into one of the finest Boys & Girls Clubs programs in the country, and a model for other communities."

Brennan has a lifelong love for Rock & Roll. Before founding Dollar Loan Center in Sioux Falls, Brennan opened and operated one of the largest Rock & Roll concert halls in the Midwest, The Blitz Ballroom. Iconic bands including Joan Jett, Steppenwolf, Quiet Riot and Blue Oyster Cult all graced the stage at the Blitz during Brennan's ownership of the venue.

Brennan's company now operates in South Dakota, Nevada, Utah and California and has given hundreds of thousands of dollars to community organizations including Opportunity Village and Henderson Little League in Nevada as well as Alice Cooper's Solid Rock Foundation.

This year, the company was named a "Best Place To Work" In Southern Nevada by Vegas Inc magazine.  Dollar Loan Center has received several industry awards from their peers for charitable work.  For more information, visit www.dontbebroke.com.

SUICIDAL TENDENCIES Releases First Album in 13 Years -- Details Announced for New Album ‘13’ and Upcoming ‘Slam City Tour’ U.S. Tour Dates

 
New Music Video for ‘Cyco Style’ -- Live on YouTube Now

 
The time has come. On March 26, 2013, legendary punk/thrash icons SUICIDAL TENDENCIES will release their first new music in over 13 years. The band’s upcoming full-length, entitled 13, will be released via Suicidal Records and is produced by Mike Muir and Paul Northfield (Rush, Dream Theater, Queensrÿche, Ozzy Osbourne, Hole, Marilyn Manson, Infectious Grooves).  The release of 13 marks the 30th anniversary of SUICIDAL TENDENCIES

 
The brand new music video for the new track ‘Cyco Style’ is available for viewing now on YouTube. Check it out at this link

 
Track listing:

1.      Shake it Out

2.      Smash It! (feat. Larry Linkogle and Jimmy Fitzpatrick of the Metal Mulisha)

3.      This Ain't a Celebration

4.      God Only Knows…Who I Am

5.      Make Your Stand!

6.      Who's Afraid?

7.      Show Some Love…Tear It Down (feat. Pro skaters Danny Way, Tony Trujillo, Steve and Alex Olson, Vincent Alvarez, Elijah Berle and Jim "Red Dog" Muir)

8.      Cyco Style

9.      Slam City

10.  Till My Last Breath

11.  Living the Fight

12.  Life…(Can't Live With It, Can't Live Without It)

13.  This World

 
Mike Muir states, "First, thank you for all the people that have patiently waited for this record. Now I will shut up and let the music do the talking."

In conjunction with the release of 13, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES will head out on a full U.S. tour, dubbed the ‘Slam City Tour’. The tour features support from various champions of hardcore music both young and old.  Support will range from NYC hardcore heroes MADBALL and SICK OF IT ALL to Houston greats D.R.I.  The tour will include a stop at this year’s New England Metal and Hardcore Festival in Worcester, MA on April 21st. See below for all currently confirmed tour dates.

 
SUICIDAL TENDENCIES @ SXSW (Not open to the public, invite only)

3/15 Austin, TX @ Virgin 608 House – Outdoor Stage (W/ ST. LUCIA, ZABRA KATZ, JMSN, WATCH THE ENEMY, LE1F, TJ KONG, ROBERT DELONG)

 
SUICIDAL TENDENCIES and INFECTIOUS GROOVES Cyco Family Weekend

4/5 INFECTIOUS GROOVES @ GARDEN TOKYO

4/6 SUICIDAL TENDENCIES @ GARDEN TOKYO

 
SUICIDAL TENDENCIES Slam City Tour Dates with Various Support:

4/11 San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom (W/ MADBALL, WAKING THE DEAD)

4/12 Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory (W/ MADBALL, WAKING THE DEAD)

4/13 Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue (W/ WAKING THE DEAD, TBA)

4/14 Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall (W/ MADBALL, WAKING THE DEAD)

4/16 Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights (W/ DRI, WAKING THE DEAD)

4/17 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues (W/ DRI, WAKING THE DEAD)

4/19 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory (W/ SICK OF IT ALL, DRI, WAKING THE DEAD)

4/20 New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater (W/ SICK OF IT ALL, DRI, WAKING THE DEAD)

4/21 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium (New England Metal and Hardcore Festival)

4/23 Patchogue, NY @ The Emporium (W/ DRI, WAKING THE DEAD, THIS IS HELL)

4/24 Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage (W/ SICK OF IT ALL, DRI, WAKING THE DEAD)

4/26 Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ Southend (W/ DRI, WAKING THE DEAD)

4/27 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (W/ DRI, WAKING THE DEAD)

4/28 Charleston, SC @ The Music Farm (W/ DRI, WAKING THE DEAD)

 
SUICIDAL TENDENCIES Tour Dates with SICK OF IT ALL, WAKING THE DEAD:

4/30 St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre

5/02 Miami, FL @ Grand Central

5/03 Orlando, FL @ The Plaza Live

5/06 Houston, TX @ House of Blues

5/07 Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater

5/09 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater

5/10 Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee

5/11 Pomona, CA @ The Fox Theater

5/12 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues 

 
SUICIDAL TENDENCIES is:

Mike Muir – lead vocals

Dean Pleasants – lead guitar

Mike Clark – rhythm guitar

Steve Bruner – bass

Eric Moore – drums 

 
For more information on SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, please visit these websites:

www.facebook.com/suicidaltendencies

www.myspace.com/suicidaltendencies

www.twitter.com/OFFICIALSTIG

www.suicidaltendencies.com  

MÖTLEY CRÜE ANNOUNCE SEVEN US TOUR DATES FOLLOWING THEIR BIGGEST CANADIAN RUN EVER

 
ALL TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, MARCH 8TH

 
LOS ANGELES, CA (March 4, 2013) - Following three previously announced dates, MÖTLEY CRÜE unveil today three additional shows for their first US run of 2013. The CRÜE are currently rounding out eight shows in Australia with Kiss before heading out on their biggest headlining Canadian run ever with special guests, Big Wreck. The seven US dates begin on May 16th in Bangor, ME and will also be routing through Gilford, NH; Uncasville, CT; two shows in Bethlehem, PA; Atlantic City, NJ and one other to be announced. For a complete list of MÖTLEY CRÜE tour dates, please see below.

 
Hailing from Los Angeles, CA, the quartet-Vince Neil, Mick Mars, Nikki Sixx and Tommy Lee, has commandeered the rock pantheon for over 30 years.

 
In that time, they have accumulated worldwide album sales exceeding 80 million, seven platinum or multi-platinum albums, 22 Top 40 mainstream rock hits, six Top 20 pop singles, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, three Grammy nominations for Best Hard Rock Performance and countless sold out tours across the globe, playing to millions of fans.

 
The first rock band in history to have completed an epic sold-out Las Vegas residency at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, MÖTLEY CRÜE is best known for continuing to reinvent not only their live show (with mind blowing elements such as Tommy Lee's 360 drum roller coaster) and music (brand new song "Sex" released in summer 2012), but remain on the forefront of entertainment via cutting edge social media interaction.

 
The band was featured in the award winning Super Bowl commercial for the KIA Optima in 2012. MÖTLEY CRÜE's New York Times bestselling memoir, The Dirt is currently being adapted into a major motion picture.

 
For more information on MÖTLEY CRÜE and for VIP tickets, please visit:

www.motley.com

www.facebook.com/MotleyCrue

@thevinceneil, @MrMickMars, @nikkisixx, @MrTommyLand

 
MÖTLEY CRÜE 2013 Canadian/US Tour Dates:

April 20; Penticton, BC; South Okanagan Events Centre

April 22; Victoria, BC; Save On Foods Memorial Centre

April 23; Abbotsford, BC; Entertainment & Sports Centre

April 25; Prince George, BC; CN Centre

April 26; Dawson Creek, BC; EnCana Events Centre

April 28; Edmonton, AB; Rexall Place

April 29; Calgary, AB; Scotiabank Saddeldome

April 30; Lethbridge, AB; ENMAX Centre

May 2; Saskatoon, SK; Credit Union Centre

May 3; Moose Jaw, SK; Mosaic Place

May 4; Estevan, SK; Spectra Place-

May 6; Brandon, MB; Keystone Centre

May 7; Winnipeg, MB; MTS Centre

May 9; Sudbury, ON; Sudbury Area

May 10; Hamilton, ON; Copps Coliseum

May 11; Oshawa, ON; General Motors Centre

May 13; Montreal, PQ; Bell Centre

May 14; Ottawa, ON; Scotiabank Place

May 16; Bangor, ME; Bangor Waterfront

May 17; Gilford, NH; Meadowbrook

May 18; Uncasville, CT; Mohegan Sun

May 20; Bethlehem, PA; Sands Bethlehem Event Center

May 21; Bethlehem, PA; Sands Bethlehem Event Center

May 25; Atlantic City, NJ; Taj Majal - Mark G. Etess Arena

95.5 KLOS & THE WHISKY A GO-GO

ROCK AGAINST MS BENEFIT CONCERT

THE WHISKY A GO-GO

8901 W. Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27TH


HOSTED BY: Bob Coburn & Gary Moore of 95.5 KLOS


FEATURING:

MARKY RAMONE, GLENN HUGHES, LEMMY, JOHN 5, BLASKO (OZZY), BILLY MORRISON (BILLY IDOL), STEVEN ADLER, KENNY ARONOFF, GINGER (ROB ZOMBIE), WAYNE STATIC, TOMMY VICTOR, PHIL BUCKMAN (FILTER), JACK RUSSELL, JEFF PILSON, JEFF YOUNG AND MANY MORE!!


MORE ARTSITS TO BE ANNOUNCED AND SOME BIG SURPRISE GUESTS TOO!


HOLLYWOOD, CA (March 1, 2013) – These artists are coming together to support a long time friend and publicist Nancy Sayle, who was struck with Primary Progressive MS in 2009. This is a severe version of the disease and only 10% are inflicted with this level. She was also diagnosed with a pituitary brain tumor 2012. Visiting her close and dear friend as well as client, Steve Stevens and his wife Josie Stevens, she informed them of this news and all the medical issues. Knowing that she would not be working as much and facing large amounts of medical bills, Stevens suggested that a benefit was in order to help her. This is an amazing self-less gathering with a lot of love as well as creating the much needed awareness.

About Multiple SclerosisEvery hour in the United States, someone is newly diagnosed with MS, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system. MS interrupts the flow of information from the brain to the body and stops people from moving. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The advancement, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with more than twice as many women as men being diagnosed with the disease.

MS affects more than 400,000 people in the U.S. and 2.1 million worldwide.


SHOWTIMES:


DOORS – 7:30

SHOW – 8:00


PRE-SALE TICKETS:


$35 GENERAL

$100 – MEET & GREET/GENERAL TICKET

$150 – VIP PASS/MEET & GREET – LIMITED 50 TICKETS ONLY


PURCHASE online at Ticketfly: www.ticketfly.com/event/230923


DAY-OF TICKETS:


$40 GENERAL

$110 – MEET & GREET/GENERAL

$175 – VIP/MEET & GREET – IF AVAILABLE

** Tickets that include the Meet & Greet – Please note that the Meet & Greet is at 6pm Pre-show during sound check! You will be escorted in and out. Please bring only 1 item to be signed.


SPONSORS: SCHECTER GUITARS, D’ADDARIO/EVANS, WHISKY A GO-GO, 95.5 KLOS, MAJIK BOX

Contact: Jodie Wilson | Cheating MS | info@cheatingms.com | 707.543.6071

Lucio Fulci's ZOMBIE Bobblehead by Drastic Plastic, 

Limited to 1000 Units  

Pre-order HERE  -  Ships April 23

From one of the great cult horror films of all time, Lucio Fulci's Zombie will delight adult and horror figure collectors, as well as everyone who loves zombies. And really, who doesn't? Meticulously rendered and pristinely sculpted, this iconic figure is hand-numbered and limited to 1000 pieces.

Lucio Fulci's Zombie stands 7-inches high and is made of durable polyresin. This is the third of our limited edition bobble heads, which also include Karen Cooper from The Night of the Living Dead and Iggy Pop, the godfather of punk. Pre-orders are recommended!

* 7" TALL, polyresin bobble head
* Limited edition of 1000 pieces
* Hand-numbered packaging  In 1979, director Lucio Fulci (The Beyond) set out to create a movie experience that would become the ultimate in flesh-eating terror. Fulci's film quickly became a worldwide sensation and more than two decades later remains one of the most graphically depraved shockers in horror history.  Tisa Farrow (Manhattan), Ian McCulloch (Zombie Holocaust), Richard Johnson (The Haunting) and Olga Karlatos (Keoma) star in this carnage classic about an onslaught of ravenous corpses that threatens to devour an island in the Caribbean and head straight for the streets of New York City. This is the bloody mother of all Italian zombie epics presented in all its eye-gouging, throat-ripping, gut-munching glory! 

Pre-order here: http://aggronautix.com/products.cfm?productid=78 

David Bowie's 'The Next Day' Streaming In Its Entirety Exclusively on iTunes Starting Now'The Next Day,' Bowie's First New Album In 10 Years, To Be Released on Iso/Columbia Records on March 12 in North America

NEW YORK, Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- David Bowie's much anticipated new album The Next Day is now available to stream as a worldwide exclusive on the iTunes Store (iTunes.com/DavidBowie). The album stream will remain available until release day on March 12.

David Bowie surprised the world on January 8th (his birthday) by releasing a haunting video, directed by Tony Oursler, for a new song entitled "Where Are We Now," after being dormant for 10 years.  'Where Are We Now' was written by Bowie and co-produced with long term collaborator Tony Visconti, and though it was recorded in New York, the song references Bowie's time in Berlin.

The Next Day was available immediately for pre-order, and news spread amongst fans and across every major news outlet like wildfire.  Pre-orders for the album put it at #1 on iTunes charts in 34 countries, with a Top 5 debut in the United States.

The album's 2nd single, "The Stars (Are Out Tonight)," was released this week, along with an accompanying video.  The video was directed by Floria Sigismondi, who also worked with Bowie on 1996's "Little Wonder" and 1997's "Dead Man Walking," and was shot by Jeff Cronenweth.  Bowie stars in the video alongside Oscar-winning actress Tilda Swinton, and the pair play a happily married couple whose world is disturbed and then re-arranged by the intrusion of a celebrity couple played by Andrej Pejic and Saskia De Brauw. 

"The Stars (Are Out Tonight)" will be available alongside "Where Are We Now" on a special white vinyl 7" single for Record Store Day on April 20.

Critical plaudits for The Next Day:

Q *****
"Start arguing for its merits as an equal to Low or a Heroes."

The Guardian ****
"The Next Day makes you hope it's not a one-off, that his return continues apace: no mean feat, given that listening to a new album by most of his peers makes you wish they'd stick to playing the greatest hits."

The Independent *****
"The greatest comeback album ever."

The Telegraph *****
"An absolute wonder: urgent, sharp-edged, bold, beautiful and baffling."

The Times ****
"A great album and something that is rare in an age when everything is explained and revealed: a sense of mystery."

Rolling Stone ****
"'The Stars (Are Out Tonight)' is one of the greatest songs the man has ever written... a triumphant moment on a triumphant album."

NME 8/10
"Bright and poppy, these songs feel like stories that insisted on being told."

Billboard 91/100
"[Bowie and producer Tony Visconti] have struck gold in creating a work that is modern and well-connected to the artist's fabled sonic-past."

The Quietus
"David Bowie, then. History, but still happening. And the next day, and the next. Greatness. It can't go on. It goes on."

The Next Day tracklisting

Standard Version:

01. The Next Day 3:51
02. Dirty Boys 2:58
03. The Stars (Are Out Tonight) 3:56
04. Love Is Lost 3:57
05. Where Are We Now? 4:08
06. Valentine's Day 3:01
07. If You Can See Me 3:16
08. I'd Rather Be High 3:53
09. Boss Of Me 4:09
10. Dancing Out In Space 3:24
11. How Does The Grass Grow 4:33
12. (You Will) Set The World On Fire 3:30
13. You Feel So Lonely You Could Die 4:41
14. Heat 4:25

Total (Approximately) 53:14

Deluxe Version

01. The Next Day 3:51
02. Dirty Boys 2:58
03. The Stars (Are Out Tonight) 3:56
04. Love Is Lost 3:57
05. Where Are We Now? 4:08
06. Valentine's Day 3:01
07. If You Can See Me 3:16
08. I'd Rather Be High 3:53
09. Boss Of Me 4:09
10. Dancing Out In Space 3:24
11. How Does The Grass Grow 4:33
12. (You Will) Set The World On Fire 3:30
13. You Feel So Lonely You Could Die 4:41
14. Heat 4:25

Bonus tracks:
15. So She 2:31
16. Plan 2:34 
17. Take You There 2:44
Total (Approximately): 61:03 

THE MERCILESS BOOK OF METAL LISTS: New Quote Snippets from Kerry King and Philip Anselmo Released!

Hitting Stores April 9, 2013 -- Written by NYC Music Scene Veterans Howie Abrams and Sacha Jenkins

 
Featuring Exclusive Photography by Iconic East Coast Photographer Frank White

 
The Merciless Book Of Metal Lists, compiled by Howie Abrams and Sacha Jenkins, is the ultimate look at the world of heavy metal via the ease and convenience of a list. No stone is left unturned here, and I mean no stone. If you think you have a list about metal that isn’t in this book, chances are you’re wrong. Both Jenkins and Abrams have exhaustively researched and brainstormed Merciless and delivered a look at their beloved genre that is informative and fun.” – Iann Robinson, CraveOnline.com

 
THE MERCILESS BOOK OF METAL LISTS, written by NYC music scene veterans Howie Abrams and Sacha Jenkins, is set to be released on April 9, 2013. Touted as being “the most opinionated compendium ever written concerning Heavy Metal”, THE MERCILESS BOOK OF METAL LISTS is comprised of 208 jam-packed pages representing all that is glorious across the world of Heavy Metal. The book features dozens of never-before-seen photographs from iconic East Coast photographer Frank White.

 
The foreword for THE MERCILESS BOOK OF METAL LISTS comes from one of the most respected names in the genre, Slayer guitarist extraordinaire Kerry King, with a candid and passionate afterword from Pantera/Down frontman Philip Anselmo. 

 
"This book will appeal to metalheads because it's what they love. They'll get to laugh at the industry and at themselves. Any information is good information, and metal kids want it." - Kerry King (Slayer)

 
"I am an unabashed heavy metal fan, and I know as well as anyone, that metal fans can be an extremely loyal lot. But we are a very critical lot too. With each new movement, a new, defiant, outspoken, and sovereign audience is born. Music is older than all of us, so its history is ours to writhe in and absorb." - Philip Anselmo (Pantera/Down)

 
There are numerous other contributions from key metal luminaries and industry personnel like:

 
Scott Ian (Anthrax)

Gary Holt (Exodus)

Max Cavalera (Sepultura/Soulfly)

Katon W. DePena (Hirax)

John Gallagher (Raven)

Danny Lilker (Nuclear Assault/SOD)

Eddie Trunk (That Metal Show)

Jon & Marsha Zazula (Megaforce Records)

Brian Slagel (Metal Blade Records)

Flemming Rasmussen (Metallica Producer)

ILL BILL (Heavy Metal Kings/La Coka Nostra)

MC Serch (3rd Bass)

Richard Christy (Charred Walls of the Damned/The Howard Stern Show)

Monte Conner (Roadrunner Records/Nuclear Blast Records)

Borivoj Krgin (Blabbermouth.net)

Shaun Glass (Soil/Dirge Within)

Betsy Weiss (Bitch)

 
Presented in the form of dozens of factual, random and often outrageous lists, THE MERCILESS BOOK OF METAL LISTS dares to call many out for being the worst instead of being the best. It points out the triumphs, as well as the miserable failures concerning metal, from a diehard fan's point-of-view.

 
TMBML leaves no stone unturned, often blurring the lines separating fact and hilarity. You want to know about album covers that feature goats on them? What Motorhead icon Lemmy's warts might tell you if they could speak? The achievements Iron Maiden would never have reached had their original vocalist Paul Dianno remained in the band? Well then, this book is for you.

 
To pre-order THE MERCILESS BOOK OF METAL LISTS, please visit Amazon.com. You can learn more about the book at the official Facebook page or Abrams Books.

DARKTHRONE RELEASES "THE UNDERGROUND RESISTANCE"

New album out today via Peaceville Records
 
 

NORWAY - Norwegian heavy metal legend, Darkthrone, has released its latest opus, The Underground Resistance, today via Peaceville Records, marking the duo's first studio effort since 2010's critically acclaimed, Circle the Wagons. The Underground Resistance can be ordered online now through the Peaceville web-store at: http://www.peaceville.com/darkthrone/ or on iTunes at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-underground-resistance/id597898211

  
The Underground Resistance is Darkthrone's latest venture through the metal cosmos, chock-full of the band's trademark masterful riffing in a broad range of styles, effortlessly bounding through the annals of classic metal, taking in thrash, speed and black metal, and not forgetting a dose of punk. All in all a ferocious and dynamic set of tracks drenched in Fenriz's and Nocturno's rich and diverse tastes in all things metal, primarily those rooted firmly in the spirit of the 80's. Six tracks long, and each one an epic in itself, this is undoubtedly Darkthrone's strongest outing of late.

  
Stream the epic, nearly-14-minute closing track "Leave No Cross Unturned" online at: http://pitchfork.com/reviews/tracks/14867-leave-no-cross-unturned/

 
1. Dead Early
2. Valkyrie
3. Lesser Men
4. The Ones You Left Behind
5. Come Warfare, the Entire Doom
6. Leave No Cross Unturned

 
"Darkthrone have returned!" - Decibel

 
"...it's hard to imagine two middle-aged men having more fun than Fenriz and Nocturno Culto" - Pitchfork

 "...these two elder-statesmen of extreme metal continue to defy logic and carry on with their middle fingers raised to conformity and opinion." - PopMatters

 
The Underground Resistance was written and recorded spring 2010 to summer 2012 at Necrohell 2 studios by the band themselves. The album was mastered by Jack Control at Enormous Door in Austin, Texas. Cover artwork also comes courtesy of the iconic and celebrated artist Jim Fitzpatrick.
 

Commented Fenriz, "Three songs each, Ted's are flown from the universe of metal with his strongest voice ever so far. Songs of mine are torn from the wombs of the Riders of Rohan of metal, safely cradled in 1985 style."

 
Darkthrone began life in the late 80's as a thrash/death metal act and progressed through technical death/doom metal experimentation to become a legend of the black metal world and one of the original leading bands of the Norwegian scene, as well as inspiring a whole generation of metal bands.

 
Stay tuned to www.peaceville.com for more information on Darkthrone and The Underground Resistance, out now on Peaceville Records.

IGGY AND THE STOOGES


READY TO DIE


NEW ALBUM OUT APRIL 30 ON

FAT POSSUM RECORDS




"a real fucking group... they also make fucking records. They don't just go and twiddle around on stage to make a bunch of fucking money" Iggy Pop



Better 40 years later than never: The follow-up to the first record ever to bear the Iggy and the Stooges logo - the immortal proto-punk masterpiece Raw Power - will finally be out April 30, when Fat Possum Records releases the all-new Iggy and the Stooges studio album, Ready To Die.



Ready To Die finds Iggy Pop, guitarist James Williamson and drummer Scott "Rock Action" Asheton reunited for a full album of all-new material for the first time since the legendary Raw Power sessions, with Mike Watt filling in for the late Ron Asheton on bass. The results are the closest thing to a time capsule to 1973 - or at least to Iggy's subsequent efforts with Williamson, including 1977's Kill City and 1979's New Values - that rock 'n' roll is likely to proffer in this millennium. The new album's opening one-two of ‘Burn’ and ‘Sex & Money’ pair sublimely blunt and self-explanatory subject matter with back alley razor-blade guitars and a troglodytic rhythmic stomp as intensely single-minded as Iggy's lyrical statements of intent. Elsewhere on the album, anthems abound in the form of the most dead-on rallying cry for the lower-working-class dispossessed to date--the succinctly and aptly titled ‘Job’ - as well as a title track that mixes a signature Iggy Pop mission statement of angry desperation with guitar pyrotechnics that recall those halcyon opening salvos of ‘Search & Destroy’.

Just as Iggy exhumed the original Stooges name when he reunited in 2003 with the Asheton brothers, the revival of the Iggy and the Stooges moniker that first appeared on the cover of Raw Power heralded the return of guitarist James Williamson to the fold in 2009, or as Iggy put it then "although 'the Stooges' died with Ron Asheton, there is still 'Iggy and the Stooges'." As far as the decision to record and release a new Iggy and the Stooges album for the first time since 1973, Iggy recently commented:


"My motivation in making any record with the group at this point is no longer personal. It's just a pig-headed fucking thing I have that a real fucking group when they're an older group they also make fucking records. They don't just go and twiddle around on stage to make a bunch of fucking money..."

Iggy and the Stooges will begin the Ready To Die live assault shortly. Stay tuned for coordinates.




Available For Pre-Order At http://fatpossum.com/products/ready-to-die


Trailer: https://vimeo.com/60293119

JOHN 5 PULLS DOUBLE DUTY FOR THE ZOMBIE CAMP

ON ROB ZOMBIE’S NEW ALBUM & NEW FILM

‘Lords Of Salem’

OUT APRIL 19 ON ANCHOR BAY FILMS/ ALLIANCE FILMS

Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor

OUT APRIL 23 ON ZODIAC SWAN/T-BOY/Ume

JOHN 5 NOMINATED FOR REVOLVER GOLDEN GODS 5TH ANNIVERSAY “BEST GUITARIST”

 
LOS ANGELES, February 21, 2013 — John 5 has been a busy artist this last year in between tours with Zombie and solo undertakings. John 5’s extraordinary talent has led him to be an integral part of rock icon and auteur filmmaker Rob Zombie. This last year John 5 stepped up to fully to score Zombies upcoming movie release ‘Lords Of Salem,’ and once again partnered with Zombie for the new album ‘Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor.’

 
For his first time ever, John 5 scored his full length motion picture. “This was a huge challenge for me,” explains John 5. “It was like 10 times the intensity of writing a record. It took months and months as the timing is key to each scene. The music was very challenging and sometimes there was no key signature or time signature for this music, which is all orchestral and acoustic with the exception of one Death Metal song. You had to be able to follow the story and create emotions for each scene with the music. I cannot wait for people to see and hear this movie. It is incredible!” 

 
The Lords of Salem tells the tale of Heidi (Sheri Moon Zombie), a radio station DJ living in Salem, Massachusetts, who receives a strange wooden box containing a record, a “gift from the Lords.” Heidi listens, and the bizarre sounds within the grooves immediately trigger flashbacks of the town’s violent past. Is Heidi going mad, or are the “Lords of Salem” returning for revenge on modern-day Salem?

 
John 5, in full collaboration with Zombie, created Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor, which streets April 23, and includes the first single, “Dead City Radio and the New Gods of Super Town,” along with such tracks as “Ging Gang Gong De Do Gong De Laga Raga,” “Lucifer Rising,” “Behold! The Pretty Filthy Creatures” and a heavy-duty cover of Grand Funk Railroad’s “We’re an American Band.” 

 
“I can only describe this album as an aggressive, live-sounding and totally unique album,” states John 5. “This album has a little bit for everybody. The guitar tones are not traditional. There is also an instrumental track called the Theme for the Rat Regeneration Vendor which is a all played aggressively with an electric sitar.”

 
Last year, in addition to working on all of these music projects and recording, John 5 dominated the touring world in 2012, blowing away audiences with his guitar mastery on the road with Megadeth, then with Marilyn Manson for the “Twins of Evil Tour.” 

 
www.john-5.com

Ron Asheton Tribute Concert with Iggy & the Stooges + Special Guests Coming to DVD on April 9  Live concert tribute to brother Ron Asheton featuring the Stooges, Henry Rollins and more!  

Recorded live at the Michigan Theater, this heartfelt tribute/celebration of Stooge guitarist Ron Asheton's life and music featured Iggy and the Stooges, Henry Rollins, and guest guitarist Deniz Tek (Radio Birdman). Includes a string section on a few Stooges classics! All profits from the sale of the DVD go to the Ron Asheton Foundation which supports animal welfare and music.

 
Shirtless and manic as always, even two days before his 64th birthday, it didn't take Pop long to turn the theater to bedlam. Following pulverizing renditions of "Raw Power," "Search and Destroy" and "Gimme Danger," Pop brought dozens of fans on stage for "Shake Appeal," clearly reveling in the ecstatic anarchy of the moment. The rest of the night maintained the energy through favorites such as "Beyond the Law," "1970" and "Fun House," the "ballad" "Open Up and Bleed" and a rendition of "I Wanna Be Your Dog" beefed up by an 11-piece orchestra.

 
The ensemble stayed on stage as Radio Birdman's Deniz Tek, a longtime Asheton friend, spelled Williamson for "T.V. Eye," "Loose," "Dirt" and "Real Good Time," while Williamson returned for a new acoustic composition called "Ron's Tune," in which Pop sang that "the music says you'll be my friend to the end" and "because you were my friend, I always think of you again." The night finished with everyone, including more audience members, onstage for "No Fun" -- whose title, of course, was the antithesis of the experience."
The complete story can be read HERE.


Preorder:  http://www.seeofsound.com/p.php?s=MVD5711D

 
Cover Art:  http://mvdb2b.com/i/300dpi/MVD5711D.jpg

 
Clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HoYsFD2wDw

 
Track Listing

I Got a Right (with Henry Rollins)

Raw Power

Search and Destroy

Gimme Danger

Shake Appeal

1970

L.A. Blues

Night Theme

Beyond the Law

Fun House

Open Up And Bleed

Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell

I Wanna Be Your Dog

TV Eye

Loose

Dirt

Real Cool Time

Iggy's Speech

Ron's Tune

No Fun

CRADLE OF FILTH FORCED TO CANCEL HEADLINING "28 DAYS CLOSER TO HELL" NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

Management issues statement on canceled dates
 
 

ENGLAND - U.K. heavy metal act, Cradle of Filth, has been forced to cancel its headlining North American "28 Days Closer to Hell Tour" due to U.S. immigration issues. No immediate plans to reschedule the dates have been revealed.

 
The band's management has issued the following statement about the canceled shows...

 
"Cradle of Filth are really sorry to tell all of their fans that their U.S. tour '28 Days Closer to Hell' is going to have to be canceled, due to U.S. immigration issues beyond the band's control. They have been desperately trying to solve these problems, but it has become evident they are not going to be resolved in time for the band to embark on a tour that starts next week.

 
"The band sincerely apologize to all their fans and to the other acts on the tour and want to assure people they have made every effort possible to go ahead with the tour."

Cradle of Filth released its 10th album, The Manticore and Other Horrors, last Halloween on Nuclear Blast.

Stay tuned for more information on Cradle of Filth. 
 

Cradle of Filth online... 

 
http://www.cradleoffilth.com

http://www.theorderofthedragon.com

http://www.facebook.com/cradleoffilth

http://www.youtube.com/cradleoffilth

http://www.twitter.com/OfficialCoF

http://www.nuclearblastusa.com  

MULTI-PLATINUM ROCK BAND WHITESNAKE TO RELEASE NEW DVD/LIVE CD PACKAGE: "MADE IN JAPAN" DUE OUT APRIL 23RD IN NORTH AMERICA VIA FRONTIERS RECORDS

New York, NY) - Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the release of legendary rock band Whitesnake's new DVD/live CD package, MADE IN JAPAN.  MADE IN JAPAN is set for release on April 23rd in North America and will be available in several formats: a deluxe 2CD/DVD edition, Blu-ray and a standalone DVD.  The performance footage is shot in stunning HD in 5.1 and stereo and is taken from Whitesnake's co-headlining set at the "Loud Park" festival on October 11th, 2011 held at Saitama Super Arena in Japan during their "Forevermore World Tour."  The performance was initially recorded only for Japanese TV and future Loud Park promotions, but after three songs were broadcasted on a Loud Park highlights program in Japan, Whitesnake received unprecedented requests for this performance to be made available to the general public.  Click here to download the cover art for the deluxe combo version, here for the DVD edition and here for Blu-ray edition.

 
MADE IN JAPAN contains songs from Whitesnake's most recent studio album, FOREVERMORE, as well as classic hits such as "Is This Love," "Still Of The Night" and "Here I Go Again."  The bonus CD also includes never-before-heard outtakes and acoustic versions of material from the award-winning FOREVERMORE album that were recorded during soundchecks on the 2011 Japanese tour.  Additional DVD content includes various band photo slideshows and fan-shot videos.  Please see below for the full content listing.

 Formed in 1977, and steered by the legendary David Coverdale, Whitesnake carry a rightful reputation as one of the world's leading rock bands. Coverdale's blues roots, combined with a feral sense of rock and roll, have consistently shaped the 'Snake's sound along with Coverdale's love and appreciation of impeccable musicianship. Whitesnake's ascent to the very top of the rock n' roll heap was confirmed with 1987's self-titled mega-platinum album, which saw two massive Top 10 hits, two #1 singles with "Here I Go Again" and "Is This Love" and a virtual 24-hour domination of MTV around the world.  David Coverdale was recently named one of Revolver's "100 Greatest Living Rock Stars" and the UK's Kerrang voted Coverdale the "Last Great Rock Star."  Musicians on MADE IN JAPAN include David Coverdale (vocals), Doug Aldrich (guitars), Reb Beach (guitars), Michael Devin (bass), Briian Tichy (drums) and special guest Brian Ruedy (keyboards). 

 
MADE IN JAPAN track listing:

 
CD 1

1.    Best Years

2.    Give Me All Your Love Tonight

3.    Love Ain't No Stranger

4.    Is This Love

5.    Steal Your Heart Away

6.    Forevermore

7.    Six String Showdown

8.    Love Will Set You Free

9.    Drum Solo

10.  Fool For Your Loving

11.  Here I Go Again

12.  Still Of The Night

 

BONUS CD 2

1.    Love Will Set You Free 

2.    Steal Your Heart Away 

3.    Fare Thee Well (acoustic)

4.    One Of These Days (acoustic)

5.    Lay Down Your Love

6.    Evil Ways 

7.    Good To Be Bad (acoustic)

8.    Tell Me How (acoustic)

 

DVD & BLU-RAY: TRACK LISTING

1.    Best Years

2.    Give Me All Your Love Tonight

3.    Love Ain't No Stranger

4.    Is This Love

5.    Steal Your Heart Away

6.    Forevermore

7.    Six String Showdown

8.    Love Will Set You Free

9.    Drum Solo

10.   Fool For Your Loving

11.   Here I Go Again

12.   Still Of The Night

13.   Forevermore (fan video)

14.   Steal Your Heart Away (fan video)

 
For more information, please visit:

www.whitesnake.com

www.facebook.com/Whitesnake.official

www.twitter.com/davidcoverdale

www.frontiers.it

THE MERCILESS BOOK OF METAL LISTS: The Most Opinionated Compendium Ever Written about Heavy Metal Hits Bookstores on April 9, 2013

Written by NYC Music Scene Veterans Howie Abrams and Sacha Jenkins

Featuring Contributions from Kerry King (Slayer), Philip Anselmo (Pantera/Down), Scott Ian (Anthrax) and More!

“You want to know about album covers that feature goats on them? What MOTORHEAD icon Lemmy's warts might tell you if they could speak? The achievements IRON MAIDEN would never have reached had their original vocalist Paul Dianno remained in the band? Well then, this book is for you.”

THE MERCILESS BOOK OF METAL LISTS, written by NYC music scene veterans Howie Abrams and Sacha Jenkins, is set to be released on April 9, 2013. Touted as being “the most opinionated compendium ever written concerning Heavy Metal”, THE MERCILESS BOOK OF METAL LISTS is comprised of 208 jam-packed pages representing all that is glorious across the world of Heavy Metal.

Presented in the form of dozens of factual, random and often outrageous lists, this book flies the flag for true metalheads, as well as the curious observer. Where others have ventured to simply focus on who is best, THE MERCILESS BOOK OF METAL LISTS dares to call many out for being the worst. It points out the triumphs, as well as the miserable failures concerning metal, and recklessly opines on each and every aspect of it, from a diehard fan's point-of-view.

The requisite collections of the mightiest guitarists, drummers, vocalists etc. are in there, however, TMBML leaves no stone unturned, often blurring the lines separating fact and hilarity. You want to know about album covers that feature goats on them? What Motorhead icon Lemmy's warts might tell you if they could speak? The achievements Iron Maiden would never have reached had their original vocalist Paul Dianno remained in the band? Well then, this book is for you.

The foreword for THE MERCILESS BOOK OF METAL LISTS comes from one of the most respected names in the genre, Slayer guitarist extraordinaire Kerry King, with a candid and passionate afterword from Pantera/Down frontman Philip Anselmo. There are numerous other contributions from band members the likes of Scott Ian (Anthrax), Gary Holt (Exodus), Max Cavalera (Sepultura/Soulfly), Danny Lilker (Nuclear Assault/Brutal Truth), Katon W.DePena (Hirax) and many others. Additionally, several lists have been contributed by industry luminaries such as Jon & Marsha Zazula; the very people responsible for first bringing groups like Metallica, Anthrax and Testamant to the world at large, Metal Blade Records CEO Brian Slagel, radio personality Eddie Trunk, former Roadrunner Records (current Nuclear Blast) A&R guru Monte Conner and more. Hell, even rapper MC Serch is featured talking about his days weeding through Slayer's fan mail while working at Def Jam.

There is no music community on earth quite like that of Heavy Metal, and THE MERCILESS BOOK OF METAL LISTS is its bible. Metal fans thrive on debating each and every  detail about the music and it's performers, from recording production, to album cover art, to band members' appearance - no stone is left unturned...EVER. TMBML is designed for the lot, who enthusiastically engage in and thrive on such arguments.

To pre-order THE MERCILESS BOOK OF METAL LISTS, please visit Amazon.com. You can learn more about the book at the official Facebook page or Abrams Books.

 
About the Authors

HOWIE ABRAMS:

Howie is a former...lots of things, including record label A&R rep, music publisher and artist manager. Abrams grew up in his beloved NYC as part of its Metal and Hardcore scenes and has always carried the torch for aggressive music. He was the co-founder of the influential hard music label In-Effect Records, where he signed bands such as Agnostic Front, Nuclear Assault and Sick of it All among others. Later, as the Senior Director of A&R at Roadrunner Records, he inked Vision of Disorder, Madball, Shelter and others, plus, he handled marketing duties for groups such as Sepultura, Type O Negative, Biohazard and more. Howie also worked at Jive Records/Zomba Music, as well as Warner Music.

 
SACHA JENKINS:

Sacha Jenkins loves heavy music. He grew up in New York City, and has produced books about both hip-hop and also graffiti, including ego trip’s The Book of Rap Lists, and Big Book of Racism. He’s produced some television too, and plays guitar in a band called The White Mandingoes along with Darryl Jenifer of the legendary Bad brains. 

SPEND PRESIDENTS DAY WEEKEND WITH ALICE COOPER, ACE FREHLEY
AND ROCK ‘N’ ROLL FANTASY CAMP
AT MGM GRAND LAS VEGAS FEB. 14 - 18


Annual Presidents Day Weekend Camp Features Additional Special Guests
Jordan Rudess, Mike Portnoy and George Lynch, Among Others


LAS VEGAS, (January 18, 2013) – Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp announced today the next installment of its highly successful music immersion experience is scheduled Feb. 14 – 18 at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino as well as the camp’s facility located west of the Las Vegas Strip. Headlining the camp will be theatrical rock legends Alice Cooper and Ace Frehley, joined by icons Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater), Mike Portnoy (Adrenaline Mob, formerly of Dream Theater) and George Lynch, among others.

 
The rock camp provides music fans the opportunity to jam nightly with legendary rock stars, write and record original songs, participate in master classes and perform live on stage in front of family and friends.

 
Registration is open now, offering campers the option of purchasing a three-day rock star package or five-day headliner experience. Both packages include hotel accommodations, breakfast and lunch daily, an opening night cocktail reception, scheduled classes and daily jam sessions and a DVD of the final concert performance.* To celebrate the camp’s culmination Monday, Feb. 18, campers and counselors will host a live concert at Rouge Lounge at MGM Grand. For registration and additional camp information, call 1-888-762-2263 or visit www.rockcamp.com. *Daily activities fluctuate between the two locations. Please consult the camp registration packet or visit www.rockcamp.com for detailed information.

“Our annual Presidents Day Weekend camp is always a hit and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have superstars like Alice, Ace, Jordan, Mike and George joining us this year,” said David Fishof, Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp founder, veteran music producer and author of Rock Your Business: What You and Your Company Can Learn from the Business of Rock And Roll.

Past rock star camp counselors have included Gene Simmons (KISS), Warren Haynes (Allman Brothers, Gov’t Mule), Bill Wyman (The Rolling Stones), Slash, Bret Michaels (Poison), Brian Wilson (The Beach Boys), Cheap Trick, Dr. John, George Thorogood, Jack Bruce (Cream), Mark Farner (Grand Funk Railroad), Jane Wiedlin (The Go Gos), Joe Satriani, Joe Walsh, Meatloaf, Mickey Hart (The Grateful Dead), Lita Ford (The Runaways), Steve Vai, Todd Rundgren, Vince Neil (Motley Crue), Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum (Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver), Michael Anthony (Van Halen) and Rudy Sarzo (Ozzy Osbourne, Quiet Riot), among others.
 
In addition to the three- and five-day camps, Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp now offers the ultimate rock star program, “Rock Star for A Day.” Locals and visitors alike can participate in a two- or three-hour jam session with famous musicians. The package includes everything necessary to provide the full “Rock Star Experience.” Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp also offers Corporate Team Building experiences sure to rock any business.

Punk Legends D.O.A. Say Farewell After 35 Years
 
Final US Shows Announced  Legendary punk's D.O.A have travelled the globe almost continuously since they formed in 1978 and released their first snarling piece of vinyl, the "Disco Sucks" EP. That slab of plastic opened the door to international prominence, 14 studio albums and three generations of fans. 2013 marks the band's 35th and final year as Canada's godfather of punk Joe Keithley embarks on a political career seeking the New Democratic Party (NDP) nomination in Coquitlam, British Columbia.  

Punk and politics are historically linked and D.O.A. have always worn their politics on their sleeves. Their blatant slogan: TALK-ACTION=0 sums it all up. D.O.A. have played benefits for Rape Relief, Anti-Racism, Education, Anti-Globalization, Anti-War, OXFAM, First Nations Rights, Anti-Censorship and environmental causes amongst many others. "I've been working on trying to change Canada and this world into a better place from outside the system for the last 35 years," reflects Keithley, "now I will do my utmost to effect that change from inside the system. That's why I am running for the only progressive party, the NDP"  

Eastern Canada packed venues in the fall 2012 for final D.O.A. shows and now the final dates have been announced for B.C,, Alberta and California . Celebrating 35 years and their 14th studio album We Come In Peace, fans will be treated to 2 hours of D.O.A. songs old and new. Watch for special appearances from many ex band members at the final Vancouver shows on January 18th and 19th at The Rickshaw.   Don't miss this final opportunity to catch the legendary band that influenced a ton of bands ranging from The Red Hot Chili Peppers to Green Day to Rancid to The Offspring.  

D.O.A. FINAL TOUR DATES:   California:

Thursday Jan. 31st - Phoenix Theatre Petaluma, CA
Friday Feb. 1st - The Observatory Santa Ana, CA
Saturday Feb. 2nd - Brick By Brick, San Diego, CA
Sunday Feb. 3rd - Weber's, Reseda, CA   Alberta:
Wednesday Feb. 20th - Studio Nightclub, Lethbridge, AB
Thursday Feb. 21st - The Vat, Red Deer, AB
Friday Feb. 22 - Pawn Shop, Edmonton, AB
Saturday Feb. 23rd - The Republic, Calgary, AB
Sunday Feb. 24th - Wild Bill's, Banff, AB   

ANTHRAX CONFIRMS "ANTHEMS" EP

LOS ANGELES, CA - TUESDAY, January 15, 2013 -- Anthems, Anthrax's long-awaited, eight-track EP that pays tribute to the classic songs by some of Anthrax's favorite bands from the 1970s, will be released in North America on March 19 (MRI/Megaforce), and on March 22 in Europe (Nuclear Blast).  Anthems's track listing features Rush's "Anthem," Thin Lizzy's "Jailbreak," "TNT" by AC/DC, Boston's "Smokin'," "Big Eyes" by Cheap Trick, Journey's "Keep on Runnin," as well as the album version and a special remix of Anthrax's "Crawl" from the band's critically-acclaimed 2011 album Worship Music.        

Said the band's vocalist Joey Belladonna, "These are all bands I grew up with and have listened to forever.  It's just great music.  I had fun singing these songs and I was happy recording together with Anthrax, doing classic rock songs.  Fun stuff!"  

On Boston's "Smokin'," Anthrax brought in a special guest to play keyboards - Fred Mandel, who has played with Alice Cooper, Queen, Elton John, Cheap Trick, Supertramp and on Pink Floyd's The Wall

About the track, drummer Charlie Benante said, "If ever there were a perfect first album, it's Boston's first album.  The harmony leads they did would later be heard by Iron Maiden, which of course would lead to thrash metal."  

The EP will be available on CD as well as digitally via iTunes and other online retailers.  In addition to Anthems' cover art (attached), Benante and artist Stephen Thompson have subtly redesigned each track's original album cover art to "Anthrax" it.  The Anthems EP will first be housed in one of the "re-imagined" digipak covers, and then inserted inside the main CD cover sleeve.  The main cover sleeve has been designed in such a way so fans will be able to see which one of the six "re-imagined" covers is inside.  

Anthems
 was produced by Anthrax, Jay Ruston and Rob Caggiano, and recorded for the most part throughout 2012 literally all over the world:  at Benante's home studio, in Ruston's New York studio, on the band's tour bus while on last summer's Mayhem Tour, in hotel rooms, and backstage at their Berlin show last December.  

The Grammy-nominated Anthrax - Belladonna, Benate/drums, Scott Ian/guitar and Frank Bello/bass - will hit the road in support Anthems on February 16 with dates in India and Australia, and then return to North America to headline the Metal Alliance Tour that kicks off March 22.  For all of these dates, Anthrax will be joined by Shadows Fall guitarist Jon Donais.   

Elvis Presley's ALOHA FROM HAWAII VIA SATELLITE: LEGACY EDITION Announced For Elvis' Birthday, January 8

DOUBLE-CD PACKAGE CELEBRATES 40th ANNIVERSARY OF LANDMARK HAWAII CONCERTS

CD ONE: Aloha From Hawaii via Satellite, remastered edition of soundtrack from world's first full-length concert satellite broadcast of January 1973; CD TWO: The Rehearsal Show, remixed and remastered edition of early 'dress rehearsal' show PLUS: 5 bonus songs recorded at 3 a.m. in behind-closed-doors sessionLatest entry in Sony Music's 'Legacy Edition' series available everywhere March 19, 2013, through RCA/Legacy

NEW YORK, Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The 40th anniversary of the historic one-hour satellite broadcast of Elvis Presley from the Honolulu International Center Arena in January 1973, viewed by over 1.5 billion people worldwide, is now commemorated with the release of ALOHA FROM HAWAII VIA SATELLITE: LEGACY EDITION .  This deluxe double-CD package will be available everywhere March 19, 2013, through RCA/Legacy, a division of SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT.


ALOHA FROM HAWAII VIA SATELLITE: LEGACY EDITION marks the first time that both shows performed by Elvis, as released separately in 1973 (the original double-LP Aloha From Hawaii via Satellite ) and 1988 (the CD The Alternate Aloha ), have been coupled together in one package.  At the same time, the show that The Alternate Aloha was based on has been completely remixed from the original multi-track tapes.

Accompanying the two-CD set will be a booklet with rare photos and a new liner notes essay written by BBC presenter, producer and musician Stuart Colman.