Screamer Magazine August 2013
Featuring: Philip Anselmo. Also Included King Kobra, The Winery Dogs, X, Orchid, Ragdoll, Cusses, Todd Weaver Memorial Ride & Concert, Luva Gunk, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, King Kobra, Venrez, Jane's Addiction, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Letlive, Blue October, Kryptos, Rebellious Spirit, Trash the Dress, Spock's Beard, As They Burn, 3 Pill Morning, Great White Featuring Jack Russell, Hootenanny 2013, Hardly Dangerous and Much More.

Articles in the August 2013 Issue

Interviews

  • KING KOBRA - Going to the Extremes

    New York sunshine for the fourth of July weekend gives Carmine Appice a head start for relaxation as he takes a well deserved break from his latest tour of Drum Wars.  “I’m just taking it easy and doing some interviews for King Kobra and the new album King Kobra II, that’s really about all I’m going to do this week”,

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  • THE WINERY DOGS - Marking Their Territory

    Three of rock’s top musicians have joined together to form a supergroup called The Winery Dogs. Each of the three members has had long and successful careers in music, and while in some cases the term "supergroup" is a stretch, in this case it's quite well justified. Mike Portnoy is co-founder of the group Dream Theatre, and is also known for

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  • Philip Anselmo - Technician of Distortion

    True metalheads most likely need no introduction to the name Philip Anselmo. He was, of course, the voice of one of heavy metal’s most legendary bands, the “Cowboys from Hell”, Pantera. However, as there are surely some metal newbies out there, a brief rock history lesson may be necessary. The backbone of Pantera was founded in 1981 by brothers Vincent (drums) and

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  • X - Still Relevant After 35 Years

    In the late 70s, a genre of music simultaneously growing on the West and East Coasts revolutionized rock music. This raw, intense sound became known as punk.  It was supposed to be musical anarchy, and enforcing the kaos were such bands as The Ramones, The Clash, The Misfits, The Damned, The Pogues, Bad Brains and X.  Punk bands typically created fast, hard-edged short

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  • Orchid - Into that Lunatic Fringe

    Orchid are a band who are made up of four individuals who not only play rock n’roll the way that is natural to them and provides great gratification for each of them, but it was always intended to be fun with maybe family and friends getting to hear what they came up with.  When you hear these guys play, the

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  • RAGDOLL - Big Sound From Down Under

    Leon Todd takes a break in Dallas, Texas on his birthday to give the latest update on Ragdoll.  “We’re all kind of mellow this morning.  We were eating breakfast and listening to Allen Parson’s project and talking about the past week’s tour.  We have a day off and it’s nice to be in a big city and I think Cam,

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  • CUSSES - Taking DIY To A Whole New Level

    Angel and Cusses are two words not commonly read in the same sentence.  Angel Bond, lead singer for Cusses vacations on a breezy Charleston, South Carolina afternoon.  “We are visiting family and recuperating after a wonderfully crazy tour.” Cusses is a three piece band from Savannah, Georgia.  Brian Lackey/drums, Bryan Harder/guitar and Bond/vocals make up this fiery and vigorous threesome.  Known for their energetic,

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Reviews

  • 4th Annual Todd Weaver Memorial Ride & Concert, Presented in Part By Screamer Magazine

    Music is the medicine of the breaking heart. ~Leigh Hunt During a 4-month period of time in 2009, a circle of friends in the Cedar Rapids, Iowa area suffered the losses of three people close to their hearts. Both individually and as a group, it was a soul-searching time. Looking for a reason to smile again, they turned to music

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  • LUVA GUNK - Luva Gunk EP

    Luva Gunk is a four piece band from Leeds, England that defies any attempt to pigeonhole their sound. There’s probably a great story behind the name of the band…sounds psychedelic, or even strangely erotic. That said; feel free to use your imagination (yeah, the band would probably approve). Luva Gunk has released a four song, self-titled EP. The structure of

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  • SLASH feat. Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators Las Vegas House of Blues

    Darkness falls across The House of Blues in Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay.  The eerie intro increases the anticipation of the crowd.  Lights flash, guitar chords strike, drumsticks click and the spotlight hits bright on Slash.  Unmistakably dressed in his top hat, sleeveless 666 smiley face shirt, black leather pants and bandanna in the rear pocket, it's clear: Slash is in

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  • KING KOBRA – King Kobra II

    King Kobra was founded in 1984 when an amazing idea came to the mind of drummer Carmine Appice.  While drumming for Ozzy and having Motley Crue as the opening band, he decided if he were to ever start another band it would be the complete opposite of Crue.  He wanted all blondes and one dark haired guy.  He, of course,

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  • VENREZ Live Review at The House of Blues in Las Vegas

    An eager crowd awaits in The House of Blues in Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay.  As Venrez takes the stage,  the crowd reverberates with enthusiasm, excitement and anticipation. Venrez, from Los Angeles, California hosts a vast wealth of talent from Steven (Ven) Berez/vocals, Jason Womack/guitar, Alex Kane/guitar, Michael Bradford/bass and Ed Davis/drums.  The band joined Slash for the last three

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  • JANE'S ADDICTION - Live in NYC

    Before the 2011 album release of The Great Escape Artist, Jane's Addiction had not recorded an album since 2003 when they released Strays. In celebration of the newest record they conjured up the idea to play and film/record a free show at New York's Terminal 5 on July 25th, 2011. The show led them to release the newest album Live

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  • FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE - Labryinth

    An extreme blast of fresh metal isn’t all you experience when you crack open Fleshgod Apocalypse’ new record. Labyrinth is a daring collaboration of sounds including, but not limited to, power metal vocal segments, black metal blast beats, and gothic orchestral qualities. But is this many elements crammed into one album just a little too much? It no secret that

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  • LETLIVE - The Blackest Beautiful

    There are albums which you can have on in the background playing in an inoffensive and unobtrusive way, and then there are albums that demand your complete concentration and attention.  The Blackest Beautiful is one from the latter category.  With mostly positive reviews for their second studio opus Fake History, a certain level of expectation must have weighed on this

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  • BLUE OCTOBER- Sway

    Blue October's seventh album, Sway, will be in stores and online on August 20th. The band is known for their thought-provoking, gut-wrenchingly honest lyrics and intense music. Vocalist Justin Furstenfeld pours his heart out in his words, and this album is no exception. However, while some songs in the past were covering  darker subjects such as drug addiction and family

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  • KRYPTOS - The Coils of Apollyon

    One part Death metal, one part Thrash metal, and 100% heavy Kryptos are helping keep traditional Death metal music alive in a sea of modern flavors with their release The Coils of Apollyon. Reminiscent of early Death metal groups like Death and Possessed, Kryptos have muscled their way into the ranks of classic Death metal with nothing but their pure

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  • REBELLIOUS SPIRIT - Gamble Shot

    Hailing from South Germany, these youngsters ranging from 17 to 20 years of age have accumulated a collection of ten tracks that make up their debut long player called Gamble Shot.  Are they hoping to be the next German answer to the successful Scorpions?  Well, they are influenced by the likes of Mötley Crüe, Poison, H.E.A.T., Hardcore Superstar and Reckless Love

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  • TRASH THE DRESS - Empty Basements

    This six-piece crew of young and upbeat alternative rockers hail from Indiana, and judging from this debut studio album they don’t have any brakes!  Empty Basements is full of nine distorted guitar-based modern punk songs which twist and turn with loud and brash melodies bouncing around like they’re made of rubber.  The other track which brings the total to ten

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  • SPOCK'S BEARD - Brief Nocturnes and Dreamless Sleep

    After releasing ten impressive studio albums, and with their last release called X having some major contributions from Nick D’Virgilio in the musicianship department but not in the song writing stakes, you might be right in thinking that Brief Nocturnes and Dreamless Sleep would suffer from a moderate line-up change as D’Virgilio moves to pastures new.  They have recruited vocalist

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  • AS THEY BURN - Will, Love, Live

    International successes, As They Burn have pulled another absolutely brilliant example of serenity in brutality with their second full length album Will, Love, Live. The French six piece does something that many bands fail at; they have found a way to incorporate a softer side of music, in with ear splitting metal. For starters, though this album contains a lot

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  • 3 PILL MORNING Live at Las Vegas, NV Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

    It is a warm summer night in Las Vegas, NV when I arrive at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.  As I make my way through the parking garage, down the elevator, and through the wide hallway that leads to Vinyl; I am overwhelmed by the crowd that I see before me.  Not only are people already crowded around the

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  • Great White Featuring Jack Russell at The Whisky

    The Hatfields and McCoys, Red Sox and Yankees, Great White and Great White...you can now add Great White to the list of famous American feuds.  Since the split of Jack Russell and Great White in 2011, the two entities have been embroiled in a legal battle over the band name, and on July 16, 2013 a California court made it official.

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  • Hootenanny 2013

    Hootenanny is a Scottish word meaning celebration and/or party.  It’s an appropriate title for the annual event in Irvine, CA that has been going on since 1995.  For those who have never been, it’s a celebration of music, with a distinct lean towards rockabilly.  There’s plenty to see, and the event is extremely well-organized.  (In fact, there’s so much to do

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  • HARDLY DANGEROUS -The Whisky 6/25/13

    Hardly DangerousThere is a big difference between a singer and a performer.  There are many talented vocalists who lack stage presence; conversely, in the present day, emphasis seems to have shifted in favor of style (how a singer moves and looks) over substance (the quality of their voice).  Tomi Rae Brown of the band Hardly Dangerous is one of those who

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Press Releases

  • Revamp Release Fourth Wild Card Trailer

    Wild Card – the second studio album by these Dutch symphonic heavy metallers led by former AFTER FOREVER & current touring NIGHTWISH vocalist Floor Jansen - will be released in the U.S. & Canada on September 3rd, 2013. A 5-minute album trailer about the Wild Card recording process featuring album producer Joost Van Den Broek, REVAMP drummer Matthias Landes, keyboard

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  • Red Fang Announce First Leg Of Fall U.S. Tour

    After performances at Sasquatch! as well as major European festivals all summer long including Sonisphere, Download, Hellfest, Reload, Full Force, Open Air and Eistenaflug, RED FANG have announced the first leg of their fall U.S. tour will kick off October 9 on the west coast (see dates confirmed below). Before the fall run--which features support from Helms Alee, Dog Shredder

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  • SUNSET STRIP MUSIC FESTIVAL Announces Set Times For Street Festival This Saturday, August 3

    Organizers of the sixth annual SUNSET STRIP MUSIC FESTIVAL have announced the official set times for this coming Saturday, August 3 street closure.  The music--on two outdoor stages in the middle of Sunset Blvd.--begins at 2:30 p.m. and culminates with Linkin Park’s headlining set from 9:30 to 11:00 PM.  Bands will also be performing throughout the day and night at

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  • Death Ray Vision release first song off upcoming album

    Current members of Killswitch Engage and Shadows Fall and ex members of Overcast and Cannae have combined forces in the project Death Ray Vision and their debut 12 song album "We Ain't Leavin' Till You're Bleedin'" will be released on Bullet Tooth on September 10, 2013.  The first single from the album "Break Every Chain" is now streaming at YouTube. Check it out

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  • THE FUZZ DRIVERS Signs Worldwide Deal With Ripple Music

    RIPPLE MUSIC is proud to announce the signing of acclaimed, hard-hitting Portuguese retro-heavy rockers, The FUZZ DRIVERS to their ever-expanding roster! Southern Rock from a Portuguese rock band?  That would be CORRECT!  The Fuzz Drivers are a blasting new sound formed in Lisbon, who are claiming fast fame in Portugal.    The talents of Marcelo Vieira (vocals), Sergio “Mad Mag”

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  • Serianna release music video for "Exist To Outlive"

    Serianna just wrapped up in the studio for their new album "Define Me" with producer Josh Schroeder, who is responsible for new albums from For Today and The Color Morale. The new music is as heavy as ever and incredibly emotional as their fans have come to expect, much like their latest single "Deadweight" released this past October. The 13 song album "Define

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  • JONNY KAPLAN and THE LAZY STARS Set To Release All-Star Packed Fourth Album, ‘Sparkle And Shine,’

    Singer/guitarist/songwriter Jonny Kaplan of JONNY KAPLAN & THE LAZY STARS is a travelling troubadour in the truest sense.  Whether sailing to a far off island, playing sold-out shows in Europe with his stellar band, The Lazy Stars, riding motorcycles up and down the West coast or wandering around a developing country with his acoustic guitar in hand, it’s all part

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  • Red Fang Reveal Album Title For Third Album ‘Whales And Leeches’

    RED FANG will return this October with their third studio album titled WHALES AND LEECHES on Relapse Records. The Portland, OR-based group NPR tagged as “a sleeker style of riff-heavy metal,” have revealed the cover artwork for WHALES AND LEECHES designed by graphic artist Orion Landau today. For the new album, the band worked producer Chris Funk (Decemberists) and mixer

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  • Charming Liars Release Teaser for "New Disorder" Video

    UK born rock group, Charming Liars, have premiered a teaser trailer for their upcoming "New Disorder" video on www.revolvermag.com. The clip can be seen below. "New Disorder" will be featured on the band's forthcoming EP of the same name, which is available digitally on August 6th via Caroline Distribution. The EP was produced by the legendary Bob Rock (Metallica, Aerosmith,

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  • CARCASS Announced "Captive Bolt Pistol" 7" Release

    Disinterred British extreme metal legends, CARCASS, have announced that they will release the track “Captive Bolt Pistol” as a limited 7” with bonus track on Aug. 9th (Rest of EU) / Aug 11th (UK) / Aug 13th (US). The single will be available both digitally and on colored vinyl. Captive Bolt Pistol track list: Side A: Captive Bolt Pistol Side

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  • Frontiers Records Signs L.R.S.

    Frontiers Records is excited to present the newest AOR sensation which got added to the label’s roster of artists. Introducing L.R.S. featuring Tommy LaVerdi (21 GUNS), Josh Ramos (THE STORM, HARDLINE) and Michael Shotton (VON GROOVE, AIRTIME). Started initially as a way to bring back to the public the amazing talent of Tommy LaVerdi, a singer which came to the

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  • JARED JAMES NICHOLS Releases First Studio EP ‘OLD GLORY & THE WILD REVIVAL’

    JARED JAMES NICHOLS--the emerging singer, songwriter and performer--released his first studio EP OLD GLORY & THE WILD REVIVAL today (July 23) on Swing House Quality Recordings and exclusively premiered the EP on Musicradar.com. The 22-year-old blues rock prodigy will kick off his 17 date “THE WILD REVIVAL TOUR” this Friday, July 26 in Ojai, CA (full tour itinerary below). Check

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  • M!SS CRAZY Signs With HighVolMusic

    HIGHVOLMUSIC is pleased to announce the signing of California rockers M!SS CRAZY for a 2 album deal. Fronted by lead singer Markus Allen Christopher and bringing back hard rock in a big way with their vintage sound, M!SS CRAZY is staying strong to the influences of hard rock that clearly shows in their music. With 3 album's under their belt

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  • Phinehas' New Album 'The Last Word Is Yours To Speak' Out Now

    California Christian metal act Phinehas’ brand new album, entitled The Last Word Is Yours To Speak, is out today on Red Cord Records. The album may be purchased from iTunes or streamed from Red Cord Records’ YouTube Channel. http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQNb5qwDi4AAvcJdZ8x8zKhoqiYLVCEys THE LAST WORD IS YOURS TO SPEAK (July 23rd) 1. Throes 2. Fleshkiller 3. The Deepest Of Graves 4. Blood On

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  • SOULFLY: Second In-Studio Trailer Posted!

    SOULFLY have posted their second in-studio video blog for their as-of-yet-untitled ninth studio album here http://youtu.be/ml1cqN5dwAM. The record was produced by the world-renowned Terry Date (PANTERA, DEFTONES, SOUNDGARDEN), and will also be the first to feature Max Cavalera's 21-year-old son Zyon on drums. http://youtu.be/ml1cqN5dwAM In-studio trailer part 1: http://youtu.be/g1SDAt2jco4 As if there was a more metal way to come into

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  • THE WINERY DOGS Release Self-Titled Debut Album

    The highly-anticipated and already critically-acclaimed self-titled debut album by THE WINERY DOGS (@TheWineryDogs) was released in North America today on Loud & Proud Records.  The power trio--Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater, Avenged Sevenfold), Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big) and Richie Kotzen (Mr. Big, Poison)—self-produced THE WINERY DOGS, which was mixed by Jay Ruston (Anthrax, Stone Sour, Steel Panther). Fans can pick up

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  • SLASH Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators: To Broadcast Last Summer Concert Thursday, July 25 On EVNTLIVE

    SLASH Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators will broadcast their last summer concert LIVE from the House of Blues in Las Vegas on Thursday, July 25 at 9:00p PT/Midnight ET via EVNTLIVE. EVNTLIVE is the online concert venue that captures the excitement and shared experiences of live concert viewing with a global audience. Fans who can’t make it to Las Vegas and

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  • Joe Satriani Announces Living Colour As Support On West Coast Tour Leg

    Joe Satriani has just confirmed the dynamic ground breaking hard rock outfit LIVING COLOUR to the bill supporting the West Coast leg of his upcoming U.S. tour.  Living Colour will join the world renowned guitarist when he hits Seattle, WA on October 22nd and will continue through Salem and Paso Robles before winding up on October 26th in SATRIANI’s home

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  • Silent Jack Present HARD ROXX Events From The Birthplace of Metal!

    The hard rock band Silent Jack are set to host a series of concerts showcasing the best in live rock music. From Eddies Rock Club in Birmingham, UK, the ‘birthplace of metal’, each Hard Roxx event will feature the best in local and national talent, be it the latest up and coming rockers, or tribute artists paying respects to established

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  • Original CHASTAIN band reforms

    Guitarist David T. Chastain and vocalist Leather Leone have reformed the original CHASTAIN. David and Leather have been writing material since January and have solidified the tracks for the new Cd. Also back in the saddle is original bassist Mike Skimmerhorn. The drum tracks were recently recorded in Norway by Stian Kristoffersen (Pagan's Mind/Firewind) as original drummer Fred Coury is

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  • Modern Superstar Reveal Rise Above

    MODERN SUPERSTAR has revealed the artwork and track listing for their upcoming August release 'Rise Above'. A bit of a departure from their previous sound and headed in a new direction, 'Rise Above' features new vocalist Chris 'The Kid' Nichols. "There were some inevitable changes in the band and we decided to roll with it and go 4-piece. There is always

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  • Def Leppard Announce “Living With Def Leppard” Docu-Series

    Bunim/Murray Productions, a Banijay Group company, AEG Live/AEG Network Live and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas today announced a new documentary series, Living With Def Leppard. The multi-episode project will take viewers into the world of iconic rock band Def Leppard, capturing the VIVA Hysteria! concerts which took place earlier this year at The Joint at Hard Rock

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  • Linkin Park Wants To Record With You

    From their official website, www.linkinpark.com, LINKIN PARK has announced they want to collaborate with YOU for their upcoming LPU13 album, due out later this year. With the help of Red Bull Studios and Hard Rock Café, you can win a trip to Los Angeles to record with the band. This offer is available to Linkin Park Underground members only. If

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  • The Defiled Embark On First American Tour

    Having made a name for themselves as one of the hottest bands on the U.K. metal scene, London's modern metal monsters THE DEFILED are proud to announce they've made their way across the Atlantic for their maiden American tour in support of their second studio release, Daggers, due out in North America on August 6th. They’ll be opening for the

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  • Sepultura Announce New Album Title

    Legendary Brazilian thrashers SEPULTURA have announced The Mediator Between The Head And Hands Must Be The Heart as the title for their forthcoming studio album. Although inspired by Austrian filmmaker Fritz Lang’s classic 1927 movie “Metropolis,” SEPULTURA will not be creating a soundtrack or a concept album. SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser delves a little deeper: “I was inspired by a

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  • THE BLACK CROWES Annouce Fall Tour Dates

    THE BLACK CROWES have announced a new leg of U.S. dates for their “Lay Down With Number 13” tour, September 5-December 14, encompassing headline dates and festival/special event shows (see the itinerary and critical praise below). This news comes as the band is gearing up for their co-headlining tour with the Tedeschi Trucks Band which runs July 19 in Nashville,

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  • Death Ray Vision Fall Tour w/ Special Guests Sworn Enemy & Acaro

    Current members of Killswitch Engage and Shadows Fall and ex members of Overcast and Cannae have combined forces in the project Death Ray Vision and their debut 12 song album "We Ain't Leavin' Till You're Bleedin'" will be released on Bullet Tooth on September 10, 2013.  Kicking off on September 13 the band will play select East Coast dates with Sworn Enemy

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  • THE SMASHING PUMPKINS Announce Free Interactive Concert Of “THE AEROPLANE FLIES HIGH” On July 20

    Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) and Milyoni, the leader in #SocialVideo, today announced a virtual concert-going experience featuring The Smashing Pumpkins.  Slated for Saturday, July 20, the never before released concert from the upcoming The Aeroplane Flies High re-mastered CD/DVD release will be available for a FREE 24 on-demand rental starting at 6:00PM PDT/9:00PM EDT. Smashing Pumpkins fans can join the

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  • Richie Onori's Blues Messenger Set To Release "In The Name Of Freedom"

    Richie Onori's Blues Messenger, fronted by rock musician Richie Onori, champion human rights and individual freedoms with the release of "In The Name Of Freedom," scheduled to drop early July. The album was produced by Dan Jenkins, known for his work with, among others, Tori Amos, Dionne Warwick, and Tower of Power. The band (Phil Woodard, guitar; Marvin Sperling, bass;

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  • Testament To Support Lamb Of God & Killswitch Engage On North American Tour

    It’s been a year since TESTAMENT’s Dark Roots Of Earth debuted at #12 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and marked the highest U.S. first week sales ever for a Nuclear Blast artist.  Since then, these Bay Area thrash metal legends have shown absolutely no signs of slowing down. This fall, TESTAMENT will be direct support on the upcoming

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  • ALL ELSE FAILS Unleash New Music Video 'Better Left Undead'

    Edmonton, AB's All Else Fails have unleashed their new music video for their first single 'Better Left Undead' from their forthcoming EP 'Fucktropolis' set to be released on Suicidal Bride Records on July 30th, 2013. Their heaviest and most diverse composition, this highly anticipated five track EP, the band’s 4th release will solidly place All Else Fails amongst the best in their genre as they blend intense metal with a dark beauty. To view the

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  • Spires Announce Uk/Europe Tour Dates + New Demo Track

    Manchester based epic progressive metal band SPIRES have released a new demo track. Entitled 'The Fevered Spirit', the song is taken from their forthcoming second album due for release later in the year, the follow up to 2010's critically acclaimed 'Spiral Of Ascension' and 2012's equally lauded limited edition acoustic mini album 'Lucid Abstractions'. Currently preparing for the studio and

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  • Mongrel Launch Kickstarter Campaign To Support Evolution

    Massachusetts based aggressive rock band Mongrel are looking for supporters of "evolution" over the next 30 days. The female fronted band is gearing up to hit the studio to record a new 5 song Ep entitled 'Evolution' this summer with basic tracking to be done at Red 13 Media in Framingham, MA. Jim Foster (Sully Erna/Godsmack, Shinedown, POD, Nullset, Bam

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  • Scorpion Child Announce Rockstar Mayhem Instagram Contest

    Discovering a new band is like having a new best friend.  They do things that make you fist-pump the air and roar “Yyyeaaaahhhhhh!!!’; they think you’re awesome and are always happy to see you; and every time you hang out with them, you feel better about the direction this god-forsaken world is headed in. And here’s the other thing: you’re

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  • SLASH To Release ‘NOTHING LEFT TO FEAR’ Soundtrack On October 4

    SLASH--the iconic, Grammy-winning guitarist--will release the soundtrack album for the first-ever motion picture he has co-produced, NOTHING LEFT TO FEAR, on October 4, the same day the film opens in select theaters. The NOTHING LEFT TO FEAR Original Motion Picture Soundtrack was written and produced by SLASH and Nick O’Toole. It includes the film score plus two original songs: “Nothing

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  • SANKTUARY Posts Live Cover of Metallica's 'Whiplash'

    Canadian Yukon power thrashers Sanktuary have posted live video covering Metallica's 'Whiplash' during last weekend's show in Halifax, NS at Gus' Pub with Montreal's Alcoholator plus locals Spew Cirrhosis and Shit Kicker. To view live video of 'Whipash (Metallica cover)' and their track 'Raise The Flag', please visit the following links: Whiplash (Metallica cover) http://youtu.be/WbdieuNr8xg Sanktuary unleashed their debut thrash thrill ride 'Something Fierce' on July 2nd

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  • Kataklysm To Shoot New Music Video In Serbia This August

    KATAKLYSM will film a new music video in Belgrade, Serbia next month with acclaimed director Ivan Colic from iCode Productions (EX DEO, SOILWORK,  MOONSPELL, ALESTORM, KAMELOT) whose previous work includes KATAKLYSM’s "Push The Venom" video and EX DEO’s "Romulus" and "Final War (Battle Of Actium)" videos. http://youtu.be/hlUNc8vA1Tg Filming will commence in August for “a very ambitious & sick" video clip

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  • JARED JAMES NICHOLS Gears Up For 'OLD GLORY & THE WIND REVIVAL' EP

    The American music scene has been looking for someone to step into the role of guitar player laureate--and right on time is the 22-year-old blues rock prodigy JARED JAMES NICHOLS.  The emerging singer, songwriter and performer is gearing up for the July 23 release of his EP OLD GLORY & THE WILD REVIVAL, marking his first studio EP (he released

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  • The 69 Eyes To Release Second Graphic Novel At Fangtasia Iii

    This summer, gothic boutique publisher Seraphemera Books & Music will continue to reveal more of the history from Helsinki, Finland-based gothic metallers THE 69 EYES in the second part of the three-part series THE 69 EYES: HELSINKI VAMPIRES. The second issue of the trilogy will premiere this weekend, July 20th, in New Orleans at Fangtasia III, the yearly summer vampire

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  • Carcass Release New Song Available For Streaming and Download

    Disinterred British extreme metal legends CARCASS have made the brand new track “Captive Bolt Pistol” available for streaming and download here. The song comes from their highly-anticipated sixth full-length album Surgical Steel, which will be released on September 16th (U.K.), September 13th (rest of Europe), and September 17th (North America). Surgical Steel, the band’s first studio release since their 1996’s

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  • Rise Against To Release "Long Forgotten Songs: B-Sides & Covers 2000-2013" September 10th

    Rise Against announce today that they will release Long Forgotten Songs: B-Sides & Covers 2000 – 2013 September 10th on Interscope Records. “In the last thirteen or so years Rise Against has put out six records, each one we are proud to put our name on,” says lead singer Tim McIlrath. “But we are just as proud of these 26

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  • Exclusive Slayer And Mastodon Lithographs At Comic-Con 2013

    Nuclear Blast is proud to announce they’ll be the first to sell these limited edition 17” x 22” lithographs from metal gods SLAYER and rockers MASTODON at this year’s Comic-Con taking place July 18th – 21st in San Diego, California. SLAYER’s “Enthroned” lithograph features full-color artwork by Tim Butler; MASTODON’s “Roupucha” lithograph features work by artist Raf the Might.  Only

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  • Metallica Through The Never To Be Promoted At Comic-Con 2013

    The Nuclear Blast/Stern Pinball booth (#503) will be in full promotion mode for Picturehouse’s  music-driven feature film Metallica Through The Never at this year’s Comic-Con International in San Diego, California. Picturehouse – the full-service independent film marketing & distribution company - has teamed up with Nuclear Blast & Stern Pinball to promote METALLICA’s upcoming film with an assortment of promotional

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  • Stone Temple Pilots With Chester Bennington Announce North America Tour

    STONE TEMPLE PILOTS with Chester Bennington have announced they’ll be hitting the road with their new line up. The tour kicks off September 4th in Bethlehem, PA, with several North America dates to follow. Platinum rock band FILTER will be supporting the shows. Pre-sale for VIP packages that include collectible merchandise and a meet & greet with the band are on

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  • Eve To Adam To Release Locked & Loaded On Sept. 17th

    NYC rockers, Eve To Adam recently announced the release of their latest album, Locked & Loaded, on September 17th via 3for5 / Megaforce / Sony Red. The album was produced by multiple notable producers including Dave Bassett (Shinedown, Halestorm), Eric Bass (Shinedown), and Elvis Baskette (Puddle of Mudd, Alter Bridge, Chevelle) and features ETA's sexy new single, "Straitjacket Supermodel." Eve To Adam is teaming

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  • Misery Signals Unveil ‘Absent Light’

    After much anticipation, Milwaukee based metalcore band Misery Signals has unveiled their upcoming album, Absent Light, with a stream of the entire record today!  The influential band’s fourth studio album, and first in 5 years, is scheduled for release on July 30th and can be pre-ordered now at http://miserysignals.merchnow.com/. Stream Misery Signals’ new album, Absent Light, now at www.miserysignals.net Misery

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  • Jettblack Set To Release New Compilation Album, ‘Black Gold’, On August 19th

    UK ROCKERS JETTBLACK have announced the August 19th release of a brand new album featuring a selection of hard-to-find, unreleased & re-worked material… Titled ‘Black Gold’, this 13-track collection includes covers of three hard rock anthems (originally recorded by Motorhead, Heart & AC/DC); a brand new song, ‘Red Horizon’; guest appearances from members of Deep Purple & Black Star Riders

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  • RAIDING THE ROCK VAULT Celebrates Boxing Legend Leon Spinks

    RAIDING THE ROCK VAULT salutes Olympic Gold Medalist and World Champion Leon Spinks with a very special performance. In honor of Spinks’ 60th birthday, today, July 11, RAIDING THE ROCK VAULT has announced that it will host a “Night of the Champion” show at LVH – Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, formerly the Las Vegas Hilton, the historic location where

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  • Black Star Riders On That Metal Show

    Vocalist Ricky Warwick & guitarist Scott Gorham of hard rock supergroup BLACK STAR RIDERS will be appearing on the July 13th episode of VH1 Classic’s That Metal Show airing this Saturday at 9 p.m. PACIFIC / 11 p.m. EASTERN.  Clutch vocalist Neil Fallon & musical guest guitarist Jake E. Lee also join hosts Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson, and Jim Florentine.

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  • Philip Anselmo Post Fan Expectations Videos

    Philip Anselmo has put together a series of, well, intimidating but humorous video clips in anticipation of his "Technicians of Distortion" tour that kicks of July 31.  The clips instruct fans as to what Anselmo expects of them at the shows.  So far, two have been made available, and you can see them here: #1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F96O7CaKplk #2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3O9zs4DAJJs On the "Technicians

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  • John Corabi - Ultimate Fan Giveaway!

    John Corabi in conjunction with Rat Pak Records and DBZ Guitars, will be giving away 6 cool items to 6 lucky fans! Giveaway items include: [TOP PRIZE!] DBZ HAILFIRE GUITAR (also comes with separate hand autographed pic guard), a 16 GB IPod touch pre-loaded with John’s top 5 favorite albums, a custom hand-made John Corabi skateboard, a one of a

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  • Caricature Launch Album Pre-Orders, Release Full Album Teaser Trailer

    Allston, MA groove heavy prog metallers, Caricature, have launched Pre-orders for their forthcoming debut album, 'The Sound of One Man's World Collapsing,' via their Official Bandcamp page at http://caricature.bandcamp.com/merch. The album is set for release on July 30, 2013, and will be available as a stand alone CD in both standard and deluxe editions, and several merch bundles are available as well.

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  • WINTERSUN To Perform New Song + "Time I" and "Wintersun" Records in their Entirety on Tour!

    After several sold-out shows last year on their inaugural North American co-headlining tour with ELUVEITIE, Finnish epic metallers WINTERSUN will return to our shores once again for a headlining tour this August/September sponsored by MetalSucks! The band is excited to announce the they will be playing a very special set, which will include a brand new song and the entire

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  • James LoMenzo’s All Star Rock Jam at Lucy’s 51

    Lucy’s 51, the legendary hotspot for entertainment in Toluca Lake, CA has become the hard rock haven of nightspots for music fanatics as well as aspiring musicians. Featured on Monday nights with the amplifiers on at 7:30 PM, James LoMenzo (Black Label Society, White Lion, Megadeth) brings friends to the stage for an All Star Jam, and you never know

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  • AEROSMITH to release concert film 'Rock For The Rising Sun'

    AEROSMITH will release the band’s first concert film in 9 years titled Rock For The Rising Sun. The simultaneous release on DVD, Blu-ray and digital formats offers a portrayal of life on the road with the band combined with superb live performances, as the band toured Japan. Might you be interesting speaking via phone with guitarist Brad Whitford, drummer Joey Kramer

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  • Kreator Release Trailers For Dying Alive DVD

    Video trailers for the upcoming Dying Alive DVD by German thrash overlords KREATOR are now up on YouTube:  Part 1 - http://youtu.be/FyWFAYar37U Part 2 http://youtu.be/YhxvCCHuU4A. The Dying Alive DVD will be released in North America on September 3rd and features the full frontal assault thrash mayhem at the band’s sold-out, hometown, December 22nd, 2012 performance in Oberhausen, Germany shot by

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  • Erimha Release "Verdict Of The Soul" Music Video

    ERIMHA has unleashed their Victory Records’ debut album Reign Through Immortality and an apocalyptic, epic, new music video for the track “Verdict Of The Soul”. Recorded, mixed and mastered by Christian Donaldson (CRYPTOSPSY/MYTHOSIS), Reign Through Immortality will usher hard music fans into a new era of driving, sinister, symphonic, black metal. Watch “Verdict Of The Soul” below and order your

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  • DIAMOND PLATE reveal new album title and artwork

    Chicago's DIAMOND PLATE have officially revealed that their upcoming album is titled PULSE. Fans were kept in suspense each day last week as the album title was uncovered one letter at a time. The follow-up to DIAMOND PLATE's 2011 debut album, GENERATION WHY?, was recorded with producer NEIL KERNON (JUDAS PRIEST, NEVERMORE, DEICIDE, 3 INCHES OF BLOOD) at Studio Chicago. DIAMOND

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  • CARNIFEX Signs to Nuclear Blast Records

    California death metal outfit CARNIFEX has announced a new deal with heavy-metal institution Nuclear Blast, home to legends such as DIMMU BORGIR, MESHUGGAH and CHILDREN OF BODOM. “Signing with Nuclear Blast is a career defining moment for CARNIFEX,” commented frontman Scott Lewis. “To be aligned with the largest metal label on earth is a true honor. This world-wide deal signals

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  • Decapitated Release Video For "404"

    If you saw Lamb Of God on their recent spring tour through North America, then you undoubtedly experienced the face-melting set by Polish technical death metal band DECAPITATED, who were direct support each night. To help transport you back to the night you saw them, DECAPITATED’s brand new live performance video for the track “404” - off their current Carnival

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  • FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE Release Brand New Song Available for Streaming!

    Italy's Symphonic Death Metal horde, FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, have made the brand new track “Elegy” available for streaming below. The song comes from their upcoming new epic masterpiece entitled Labyrinth. The album was produced, mixed and mastered by Stefano Morabito at 16th Cellar Studio and hones in on the band's unique traits, giving fans everything they could hope for and more.

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  • OPEN AIR STEREO Release ‘Primates’ Debut Album

    Eleven years is a long time for any band to stay together, let alone for one band to finally see the release of their debut album, but for OPEN AIR STEREO (@OpenAirStereo), they wouldn’t have wanted it to happen any other way. The Southern California band--Chase Johnson (lead vocals), Nick Gross (drums), Scott Pounds (guitars), Evan Smith (bass)—released their PRIMATES

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  • Philip Anselmo Release Promo Video for the track "Bedridden"

    Walk Through Exits Only was produced by Philip Anselmo and Michael Thompson, and recorded over the past couple of years at his New Orleans studio, Nodferatu's Lair, with his band The Illegals - Marzi Montazeri/guitar, and drummer Jose Manuel "Blue" Gonzales. The album is abrasive, aggressive, anthemic and 100% Anselmo.  The album's eight songs are as unstrained as it gets, from

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  • HAREM SCAREM Return With "Mood Swings II"

    Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the release of “Mood Swings II” the album celebrating the reunion of Canadian Rockers Harem Scarem on September 24th in North America and September 27th in Europe. Harem Scarem released their second album – the original “Mood Swings” - in 1993. Now 20 years later the band celebrates the anniversary of such career-defining release

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  • SKYFEST New melodic rock festival in the UK, September 21st, 22nd 2013

    SKYFEST, the classic and melodic rock festival powered by Marshall Amplification With 21 of the finest AOR and Melodic Rock bands from around the globe (and there may be a few surprise guests!), Firebrand Rock Radio and Skyfire PR are hosting this 2 Day Festival on Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd September at The Intake, Kirkland Avenue, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, UK. Tickets are available from www.skyrocketrecords.co.uk/skyfest-tickets at

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  • As Blood Runs Black Launches Indiegogo Campaign To Fund New Album

    AS BLOOD RUNS BLACK recently fulfilled their contractual obligations to their label and decided to take it DIY and partner with Indiegogo to crowd fund their next record. This will be the group’s third studio album and they are seeking $50,000 for the effort. The band states, "With the evolution of the music industry, it’s becoming more and more difficult

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  • Ashes Of Ares Release Lyric Video For "Dead Man's Plight"

    Newly formed American heavy metal trio ASHES OF ARES have debuted the lyric video for the track “Dead Man’s Plight” on YouTube below.  The track comes from their forthcoming self-titled debut album due out in the U.S. & Canada on September 17th. http://youtu.be/RbftEsV-DxE Founded within months of their departures from iconic metal bands ICED EARTH and NEVERMORE and armed with

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  • Jungle Rot Premiere “Utter Chaos” Music Video

    JUNGLE ROT have released a music video for the track "Utter Chaos", from their latest studio album Terror Regime. Masters of no nonsense riffs, JUNGLE ROT dominated a sold-out stage at Reggie's Rock Club in Chicago and Victory Records was there to capture the insanity. Jump behind the barricade and experience "Utter Chaos" below: http://youtu.be/QOuotw-Uhbo JUNGLE ROT kick off their European

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  • Swallow The Sun Confirm A Headline Show At The Underworld In London

    SWALLOW THE SUN, the atmospheric Doom/Death metal outfit from Finland, will round-off a 10-date European run with a one-off headline show at The Underworld in London on November 4th 2013. This tour celebrates the tenth anniversary of the band’s first studio album, ‘The Morning Never Came’, originally released back in 2003, and now available via Spinefarm. Support will be provided

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  • New Stone Temple Pilots Single, ‘Out Of Time’ On July 15TH

    Multi-platinum US rockers, Stone Temple Pilots, will release their first single with new vocalist Chester Bennington on July 15th 2013 via Spinefarm Records in the UK. Listen to ‘Out Of Time’: Teaser video for ‘Out Of Time’: http://youtu.be/KuJQcLDV2qo The track, titled ‘Out Of Time’, sees Bennington (Linkin Park) joining forces with a band he’s long admired… “I’ve loved STP since I

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  • The Pretty Reckless Announce Nationwide Fall North American Tour

    As they put the finishing touches on their second album GOING TO HELL, the TAYLOR MOMSEN-fronted THE PRETTY RECKLESS will kick off an extensive nationwide fall North American tour September 20 in Huntington, New York through November 11 in Boston, MA (see dates below, with more to be announced). MOMSEN and her bandmates are primed to deliver nothing short of

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  • Ænimus Announce Transcend Reality Tour

    San Francisco/North Bay progressive deathcore unit, Ænimus, will be hitting the road this August for the "Transcend Reality" Tour. Portland, Oregon modern metallers Sisyphean Conscience will join them on the 9 date south west trek, which runs from August 2 - August 10, kicking off at The Arlene Francis Center in Santa Rosa, CA and coming to a close at a To Be

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  • SOULFLY Post In-Studio Trailer

    SOULFLY have posted their first in-studio video blog for their as-of-yet-untitled ninth studio album here http://youtu.be/g1SDAt2jco4. The record was produced by the world-renowned Terry Date (PANTERA, DEFTONES, SOUNDGARDEN), and will also be the first to feature Max Cavalera's 21-year-old son Zyon on drums. http://youtu.be/g1SDAt2jco4 As if there was a more metal way to come into the world, Zyon’s heartbeat in

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  • CODY BEEBE & THE CROOKS Summer Tour Continues

    Roots rockers CODY BEEBE & THE CROOKS are currently in the midst of a summer tour in support of their new full-length album OUT HERE released in May. The Seattle-based, self-proclaimed “road warriors” have several Northwest fair, festival and winery performances on tap for the next several months with stops throughout Washington, Oregon, Montana and Idaho. The non-stop touring schedule--full

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  • VANS WARPED TOUR Partners With Waves For Water For Hurricane Sandy Relief Day

    In the wake of Hurricane Sandy’s devastating effects on the Northeast this past fall, the VANS WARPED TOUR will continue its tradition of service and environmental responsibility by partnering with Waves For Water (www.wavesforwater.org)--a non-profit organization founded by former professional surfer Jon Rose and their Hurricane Sandy Relief Initiative--for the forthcoming Eco Day. On Monday, July 8 hundreds of volunteers

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  • Surrender The Fall To Hit The Road With Nonpoint And Redline Chemistry

    Memphis hard rockers Surrender The Fall are set to take to the road beginning July 21 with Nonpoint and Redline Chemistry.  These dates follow the band's successful appearance at Rockapalooza alongside artists such as Candlebox, Saliva and Mushroomhead as well as recent outings with Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Almost Kings and Eye Empire. Surrender The Fall's debut album, Burn in the

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  • 96-KROCK Presents Rockwave Festival, Saturday, 9/21 in Fort Myers

    The first annual 96-KROCK presents Rockwave Festival will be held Saturday, September 21 at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, Florida. Rockwave will feature seminal alternative rock bands Jane’s Addiction and Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington, along with performances from Filter, Anberlin, Beware Of Darkness, and an opening band TBA performing on the Monster Main Stage. A special discounted ticket

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  • Joe Satriani Set To Launch U.S. Leg On August 29

    As Joe Satriani finishes up his hugely successful two-month European tour, the critical praise is overwhelming.  Hitting seventeen countries in all, the tour has played to sold-out venues throughout the continent and the Euro-press response has been spectacular: “He left the singing to his guitars. And what voices they produced – at times pumping out primeval, guttural tirades; at others,

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  • OC Music Awards 2014 Submissions are Open

    Submissions for the 2014 Showcase Series and genre categories Best Music Video, Best Youth and People’s Choice Award are now open online at ocmusicawards.com. Showcase Series submissions will remain open through October 1, 2013. Best Music Video and Best Youth submissions will be open through December 15, 2013. The People’s Choice Award submissions will remain open through February 15, 2014.

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  • Michael Monroe Reveals Cover Art For New Album ‘Horns And Halos’

    Vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, über-energetic frontman and all-round rock 'n' roll legend MICHAEL MONROE has revealed the cover artwork for his new studio outing HORNS AND HALOS due out on August 27 via Spinefarm Records. The arresting cover art is based on an idea from Swedish guitar star DREGEN (Backyard Babies), who performs in MICHAEL's current touring and recording lineup. "I love logotypes that are a 'little

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  • Queensrÿche Debuts ON Billboard’s Top 200 Landing AT #23

    The self-titled album of legendary Seattle rockers Queensrÿche has topped the charts. The new record Queensrÿche, released via Century Media, debuted on Billboard’s Top 200 chart landing at #23 and selling 13,659 copies its first week. The album also impacted the Amazon charts where it hit #2 on the Hard Rock and Metal chart and also hit #6 on the

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  • Serianna new album "Define Me" coming August 13, 2013

    Serianna just wrapped up in the studio for their new album "Define Me" with producer Josh Schroeder, who is responsible for new albums from For Today and The Color Morale. The new music is as heavy as ever and incredibly emotional as their fans have come to expect, much like their latest single "Deadweight" released this past October. The 13 song album "Define

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  • Orchid - "The Mouths of Madness" CD release show @ Slim's

    San Francisco’s native doom bringer, Orchid, headline its album release show Friday, July 19th at Slim’s. The group’s latest opus, “The Mouths of Madness,” was released through Nuclear Blast Records, bringing their hard rock, doom vibe to a new level of intensity on this label debut. The instrumental recordings of “The Mouths of Madness” were split into two separate sessions,

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  • Neverwonder's Groovy Rock 'N' Roll Beach Blanket Bingo Party at DiPiazza's

    Frankie, Annette, and...Neverwonder?! Yes, indeed - It's a Groovy Rock 'N' Roll Beach Blanket Bingo Party at DiPiazza's, 5205 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Saturday, July 20. Hear a great concert by Long Beach's very own Neverwonder, currently riding high with their stellar new CD, "Really Let It Out." Early 7:30 p.m. start. All ages. $8. Info: (562) 498-2461 or https://www.facebook.com/events/218799074934783/.

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  • Maps For Travelers Sign To No Sleep Records

    Kansas City based rock band Maps For Travelers has officially signed with Huntington Beach indie label No Sleep Records and has announced plans to release their debut, full-length album, Change Your Name, on August 27th.  In anticipation for the upcoming release Maps For Travelers have premiered the first new song, “Good Life,” today and have launched a pre-order for the

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  • TRC Debut “We Bring War” From Upcoming Album ‘Nation’

    London based hardcore band TRC has premiered the first new song, “We Bring War,” today from their forthcoming album, Nation, which is scheduled for release on September 24th.  “We Bring War” will be available for purchase on iTunes starting August 13th. Stream TRC’s new song, “We Bring War,” below http://youtu.be/cExhrwWxhTs “We Bring War” shows even more progression from the band

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  • Misery Signals Premieres “Luminary”; First New Song In Five Years

    One of metalcore’s most important and influential bands of the last decade, Misery Signals, has premiered a new song called “Luminary” from their highly anticipated album, Absent Light, today at MetalSucks.net.  The band’s fourth studio album, first in five years, is scheduled for release on July 23rd and can be pre-ordered now at http://miserysignals.merchnow.com/. Stream Misery Signals’ new track, “Luminary,”

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  • BLACKMORE'S NIGHT new album DANCER AND THE MOON gathered very good chart entries

    BLACKMORE'S NIGHT new album DANCER AND THE MOON released on June 14th in Europe and June 11th in North America gathered very good chart entries in the week of release all around the world. Below you can find a resume: Germany # 13 Sweden # 22 Norway # 24 Czech Rep. # 29 Hungary # 30 Finland # 31 Austria

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  • Rival Sons Announce U.S. Tour Dates

    Maximum-blues-infused, rock ’n’ roll band RIVAL SONS are excited to announce a 14-city tour beginning August 20 with stops including Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Louis and Lake Tahoe, wrapping in San Francisco September 7 (full tour itinerary below). The Long Beach, CA-based group has been invited to perform a select number of shows with one of their hometown heroes, Sammy Hagar,

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  • The Treatment to guest on Airbourne UK Nov/Dec tour

    UK ROCKERS The Treatment will be joining Airbourne on their forthcoming UK tour, commencing on November 28th at Portsmouth‘s Pyramids Centre and finishing on December 13th at The Forum, London. Also featuring on the bill will be heavy metal heroes, Orange Goblin. In addition to the tour with Airbourne, The Treatment will be appearing at the Hard Rock Hell festival

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  • Napalm Death & Obscene Extreme Grind For Charity

    Once again Obscene Extreme are supporting good causes! This year Obscene Extreme Festival has teamed up with Napalm Death to raise funds for Doctors Without Borders (http://www.msf.org/). Doctors Without Borders is part of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion

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  • Expanded Band Lineup Announced For Monster Energy’s Aftershock Festival

    An expanded band lineup has been announced for the second annual Monster Energy’s Aftershock Festival. Additions to Northern California's biggest summer rock festival--September 14 and 15 at Discovery Park near downtown Sacramento, CA--include Sunday co-headliner Five Finger Death Punch, along with Testament, Filter, Miss May I, Thousand Foot Krutch, Love And Death, We As Human, Eye Empire, Gemini Syndrome, Girl

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  • Rob Zombie To Headline Closing Night Of Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare

    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

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  • John Waite New Album “Live: All Access” Out Now

    Live: All Access is the new live album from John Waite. The album was released on iTunes June 11th and is a sparkling collection of live recordings of songs from the 'Rough and Tumble' album, from the solo albums 'Ignition' and 'No Brakes' and from The Babys era. Waite's trademark vocals are crystal clear and every bit as powerful as

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  • Ernie Ball Battle Of The Bands is now underway

    The Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival’s 2013 Ernie Ball Battle Of The Bands is now underway. The touring rock music and lifestyle festival’s annual competition runs from July 1 through September 1 (deadlines vary by tour market). Bands can enter the competition--and fans can vote for their favorite band--at www.RockstarUPROAR.com. Unsigned bands can enter to win a chance to play live

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  • Quiet Riot to Perform with Bret Michaels at Chesaning Showboat Festival

    Quiet Riot, the LA born hard rock band, has continued a legacy in the genre of rock and roll since establishing their musical art form in the early 1980’s. With consistent airplay, MTV video plays and international touring that was showcased in every major magazine worldwide for decades, the band’s footprint is forever embedded into the history of rock and

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Product Press Releases

  • BASSMAXX launches DiaMon DJ112

    BASSMAXX proudly announces the availability of their new very compact and very loud DiaMon DJ112. The DiaMon DJ112 gives venues more options for speaker placement without compromising on sound. It also provides mobile DJs big system volume while keeping setup time and effort to a bare minimum. The DiaMon DJ112 is fully self-contained and needs nothing more than power and

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  • Dean Markley Signs New UK Distributor: KORG UK

    Dean Markley International, Ltd announces today that KORG UK is now the exclusive distributor of Dean Markley product throughout the United Kingdom and Eire. "The addition of KORG UK as a partner is yet another example of our strategy to enhance our worldwide distribution network to better support the demands and needs of our customers. We look forward to a

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  • Cort Guitars Announces Sunset NY

    Cort Guitars today announces the latest guitar to the Sunset series– the new Sunset NY.  The guitar is now available to distributors and retailers worldwide in spring of 2013. The Sunset series was initially introduced in 2012 with the Sunset I and Sunset II models.  Each immediately achieved success and was favored for their chambered bodies, woods, components and features.

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  • Roger Fisher Takes PreSonus Studio One to Heart

    He may not be a household name but if you grew up in a certain era, you know his music. A founding member of classic rockers Heart, Roger Fisher's opening riff on "Barracuda" has been a prerequisite lick for every fledgling rock guitarist for more than a generation. Though he left the band in 1980, Fisher has hardly slowed down

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  • Bob Moog’s Archives Donated To World-Class Facility at Cornell University

    Yesterday Cornell University announced the archives of Dr. Robert A. Moog have found a home at their Sidney Cox Library of Music & Dance, thanks to a generous donation from his widow, Dr. Ileana Grams-Moog. Dr. Robert A. Moog is the founder of Moog Music, the world’s leading manufacturer of analog synthesizers, and the inventor of the legendary Moog synthesizer.

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  • Leo Smith takes his Bassbone on a different kind of tour

    One of the most common compliments received at Radial is how our gear is built like a tank. We call it Radial's 'road ready' quality. So we thought it was really cool when long time active duty serviceman Leo Smith approached our booth at the last Sweetwater Gearfest toting his prized Bassbone that has accompanied him on all of his

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  • Pigtronix introduces Gatekeeper Noise Gate for Summer NAMM 2013

    Pigtronix Gatekeeper is a lightning fast, studio quality noise gate pedal that locks out all unwanted noise from any rig. Sporting threshold and release time knobs, the Gatekeeper provides 100% attenuation with unprecedented response time, making it the most useful and effective noise gate pedal on the market. Pigtronix Gatekeeper utilizes ultra-high speed J-FET circuitry to completely eliminate hum, hiss,

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  • Fargen Amplification Will Debut its Townhouse Micro-Sized Amp at Summer NAMM

    Fargen Amplification announced today the newest addition to its lineup of boutique guitar amplifiers, the Townhouse. Following on the success of its first micro-sized amp the Micro Plex, Fargen has built its counterpart, also a 5 Watt Class A design, hand-wired and made in the USA.  It’s two-way Decade Switch covers the 50’s and 60’s, with vintage tweed- and brownface-inspired

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  • Heaven & Earth Merch Bundle Giveaway

    Screamer Magazine and RadioScreamer has teamed up with Heaven & Earth for a chance to win The Heaven & Earth Basic Bundle. The Bundle Includes: Heaven & Earth's Dig album recorded in Los Angeles and produced by Dave Jenkins, the album features Stuart Smith, (Guitar), Joe Retta (Vocals), Chuck Wright (Bass), Richie Onori (Drums) and Arlan Schierbaum (Keyboards). Released on Quarto Valley Records

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