Screamer Magazine August 2015
Featuring: Farewell HOB Sunset Strip. Also Included Farewell House Of Blues, Frank Bello, Michael Starr, Riki Rachtman, Little Caesar, Tad Morose, Theory of a Deadman, Lit Soul, Cathouse Live Battle of the Bands, Van Halen, Steel Panther and Much More.

Articles in the August 2015 Issue

Interviews

  • FAREWELL HOUSE OF BLUES - Feat. Frank Bello & Michael Starr

    Los Angeles and architecture have a shaky history.  While structures in Europe can date back to thousands of years, and the East Coast to the 1700’s, a building in L.A. is considered “historic” if it was built before WWII.  Thus, it’s not surprising that the House of Blues on the Sunset Strip barely made it past two decades before being

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  • RIKI RACHTMAN - His Long and Winding Road (updated)

    Riki Rachtman is probably most famously known as the host of Headbangers Ball, but yet he's a man of many talents playing in various bands (the L.A. Metal band Virgin and Battery Club, to name a few) starting from about the age of 16. He also co-hosted Loveline with Dr Drew and Adam Carolla, and he was the owner of

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  • LITTLE CAESAR – 100 Horsepower Rock N' Roll

    It’s not every day that you come across a band with a genuine, no-nonsense approach to the music they create. But when you’re lucky enough to stumble upon a band like that, it is always a pretty refreshing experience. One such band is Little Caesar, best known for their cover of Aretha Franklin's Chain of Fools. Having just returned from a

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  • TAD MOROSE - Back in Action

    Formed in 1991 in Bolinas, Sweden Tad Morose is one of the foremost power metal bands out there. They released their debut album, Leaving the Past Behind via Black Mark Productions in November of 1993. They had a successful run between 1993 and 2003, releasing a total of seven studio albums and touring all over the world. In the year

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Reviews

  • ACIDIC - Creatures

    ACIDIC, a recently formed band from Southern California who has basically been releasing albums and playing shows nonstop since their inception, is coming out with another installment to their madness entitled Creatures. This album will be ACIDIC’s third collaboration with multi-platinum award-winning producer John Ryan of Chicago Kid Productions. He has produced the likes of Styx, Santana, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and

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  • AUGUST BURNS RED - Found In Far Away Places

    Bands of all genres rise and fall with the times, but only a handful have been as dominant in the metalcore subgenre as August Burns Red.  With a decade of consistently great music, it should come as little surprise that their new album, Found In Far Away Places, is towering over the others on the music charts. That being said,

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  • SOILWORK - The Ride Majestic

    Only a few months after the release of their first live DVD Live In The Heart Of Helsinki, Swedish melodic death metal band Soilwork will be releasing their 10th studio album titled The Ride Majestic on August 28th. Bjorn "Speed" Strid on vocals, Sven Karlsson on keyboards, Dirk Verbeuren on drums, Sylvain Coudret on rhythm guitar, David Andersson on lead

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  • CRADLE OF FILTH - Hammer Of The Witches

    Cradle of Filth has been around more than two decades, but recently had a massive lineup change (four were replaced in the last few years).  Therefore, the question remained as to how the next album or the influential black metal band would sound, and for the most part, Hammer Of The Witches is a step-up from some of their past

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  • SAINT ASONIA - Saint Asonia

    What's the difference between polished rock and a natural rock formation? Polished rocks become virtually indistinguishable from each other, while natural rock formations can truly become unforgettable. The same rule applies to rock music; case in point, the original rock band, aka "Supergroup," Saint Asonia. Recently formed Saint Asonia is being hailed as a "Rock Supergroup," with good reason. The

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  • NINE MILES SOUTH - Nine Miles South EP

    Newcomers Nine Miles South bring a modernized mix of Country, Classic Rock and Blues to the table with their upcoming EP set to be released on September 7th. Produced by Samuel Burden, the Guildford, UK-based band has a distinct crossover sound that is both unique yet eerily familiar as they take the listener on a nostalgic journey and create an

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  • THE BLESSINGS - Shipwrecked

    It’s always a bit of a grab-bag experience, cracking open an independently labeled rock album. While the music is often more unique than that found on major labels, it’s often either really bad or really good. I’m pleased to announce The Blessings recent five-track EP Shipwrecked fit into the latter category. Often compared to The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, and Chuck

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  • THEORY OF A DEADMAN Live - Cal Expo, CA

    There are plenty of ways to spend time at a summer fair, but when you’re done riding the questionably safe rides and going bankrupt buying $4 bottles of water or $10 Coors Light (seriously, food and drink is a luxury at this place), some of the live artists are worth seeing.  While some may think Theory Of A Deadman is

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  • LIT SOUL - Live at the Viper Room

    With so many bands out here in the Los Angeles area, it is not always easy for a band or artist to stand out, but sometimes you are lucky enough to find that diamond in the rough which is Lit Soul, a local melodic hard rock/metal band that delivers political liberty within their poetic lyrics. On July 25th, Lit Soul

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  • CATHOUSE LIVE - Battle Of The Bands and Press Conference

    Some say rock n' roll is dead and some know it never ever died. Nearly 30 years later, the legendary Hollywood club known as The Cathouse is about ready to put on a festival with one hell of a lineup.  August 15th, Riki Rachtman is going to transform the Irvine Meadows in Orange County, CA into a Cathouse for one day.

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  • VAN HALEN Live - San Manuel Amphitheater, CA

    Van Halen hit the road on July 5th and shows no signs of slowing down! Saturday night Van Halen played on the hallowed grounds of Glen Helen Regional Park at the San Manuel Amphitheater. Thirty-two years ago Van Halen headlined the biggest hard rock and heavy metal show of that era, the famous US Festival, and unequivocally showed why they

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  • VAN HALEN Live - Auburn, WA

    Sunday July 5th, 2015 in Auburn, WA Van Halen took the stage on the first run of their tour and wasted no time in getting the crowd on their feet, as they pumped out an ultimate classic Light Up The Sky from their 1978 hard rocking album Van Halen II, which was last performed in 1980.  What followed were 24 more

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  • STEEL PANTHER Live - The House of Blues Sunset

    Steel Panther has been a staple on the Sunset Strip for many many years and hopefully many more to come! So as tonight’s sold out and final show of their threesome at the House of Blues Sunset arrived, we all knew it would be the end of a great era as this legendary venue is scheduled to be torn down

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Press Releases

  • IDOBI HOWL’S ROCK THE WALLS TO EXCLUSIVELY PREMIERE CASEY SKYE’S NEW SINGLE TONIGHT, 'A CAREFUL DISTRACTION' RELEASING AUGUST 7TH ON IMMINENCE RECORDS

    After breaking their two year silence recently with the announcement of their posthumous A Careful Distraction, female fronted Detroit post-hardcore outfit Casey Skye sees the second single off the EP exclusively premiering on idobi Howl’s Rock The Walls tonight. The show’s scheduled interviews include We Came As Romans, Feed Her To The Sharks, Shattered Sun, and Gus G with Casey

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  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show 40th Anniversary Celebration - Re-Mastered Limited-Edition Soundtrack

    40 years after movie audiences began singing along to such hits as "The Time Warp," "Sweet Transvestite" and "Dammit Janet," THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW fans can own a piece of history with the newly re-mastered ABSOLUTE TREASURES soundtrack. Due out July 31 on Ode Sounds & Visuals and distributed by The Orchard, the soundtrack will be available as a

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  • GODSMACK, STONE TEMPLE PILOTS, ANCHOR 'HEAVY' RETURN OF SHINDIG MUSIC FESTIVAL; G.A. TICKET PRICES INCREASE SATURDAY; VIP TIX SOLD OUT!

    Anthrax, Clutch, Chevelle, Helmet, Rev. Horton Heat, And Many More Join The Party For Baltimore’s Only True Rock Festival!  All-Day Celebration Captures Working Class Spirit of Charm City’s Neighborhoods.  Saturday, Sept. 19 @ CarrollPark  TICKETS ON SALE NOW! “My favorite thing about this festival was the overall vibe of the good people of Baltimore. The festival was packed in tight with

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  • EPICA/ELUVEITIE OFFICIAL TOUR VIDEO PROMO LAUNCHED!

    This fall, Dutch symphonic metal titans EPICA and Swiss folk metallers ELUVEITIE will join forces to co-headline across North America. This trek, sponsored by Revolver Magazine, also has Canada’s THE AGONIST supporting on all dates. Please see below for all tourdates and VIP ticketing information. Martina Edoff will also join the package as the opening band from Sept 18th to Oct 3rd. The members of EPICA and ELUVEITIE

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  • CALIGULA'S HORSE ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM 'BLOOM' & EUROPEAN TOUR DATES

    Melding the forthright intensity of rock with the skill and inventiveness of progressive metal, Brisbane's CALIGULA'S HORSE have announced the release of their 3rd record 'Bloom' through InsideOutMusic on October 16th, 2015 in EU & October 30th, 2015 in US, as well as extensive Australian and European tour dates. 'Bloom' follows 2011's colourful and dynamic debut 'Moments From Ephemeral City',

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  • THE BRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRA ANNOUNCE FIRST NEW STUDIO CHRISTMAS ALBUM IN 10 YEARS!

    Iconic guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and three-time Grammy-Award winner BRIAN SETZER and THE BRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRA will release ROCKIN' RUDOLPH--their first studio Christmas album in 10 years--on Friday, October 16 via Surfdog Records (track listing below). The 18-piece band will support the album with a major concert tour, the “12th Annual Christmas Rocks! Tour,” delivering the rocking and colorful holiday extravaganza

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  • Cathouse Live At Irvine Meadows: Limited VFI Luxury Box Seats Now Available For August 15 Festival

    For the true fans of Cathouse Live, an extremely limited amount of VFI (very f&*kin' important) Luxury Box Seats are now available for Cathouse Live At Irvine Meadows, Saturday, August 15 at in Irvine, CA. Riki Rachtman’s World Famous Cathouse will return to Southern California for one night of debauchery with Cathouse Live At Irvine Meadows. The music lineup for Cathouse Live features some of the defining rock artists of the

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  • CHILDREN OF BODOM POST SECOND TRAILER FOR I WORSHIP CHAOS

    Finnish Metal heroes CHILDREN OF BODOM will release their ninth studio album, I Worship Chaos, worldwide on October 2nd, 2015 via Nuclear Blast Records.  Today the band has released the second trailer from the album.  In this trailer, the band explains the concept behind the lyrics for I Worship Chaos.  View the trailer HERE. For the recording of I Worship Chaos,

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  • SYMPHONY X - UNDERWORLD OUT NOW!

    New Jersey’s progressive metal masters, SYMPHONY X, released their new masterpiece, Underworld,  July 24th, via Nuclear Blast. Order your copy of SYMPHONY X‘ new album Underworld at the Nuclear Blast Webshop: http://nblast.de/SXUnderworldNB Amazon: http://nblast.de/SXUnderworldAMZMP3 iTunes: http://nblast.de/SXUnderworldAMZMP3 Google Play: http://nblast.de/SXUnderworldGP “Musically, Underworld has things reminiscent of the bands previous albums but this one definitely has its own individuality,” stated Michael. “Every element added was

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  • MODERN PAIN PREMIERES FIRST NEW SONG FROM 'PEACE DELUSIONS' LP

    The first track from Modern Pain's forthcoming full-length album is streaming today on BrooklynVegan.com.  Opener "Vivisepulture pt. 1" kicks off the Peace Delusions LP, an album that resembles a golden artifact unearthed from the '80s American hardcore underground.  This record harnesses the unbridled aggression of groundbreaking acts like SSD, Poison Idea and Infest and filtering it through the caustic, ashy atmospheres

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  • BUCKCHERRY DEBUT’S “THE MADNESS” STUDIO VIDEO AT BILLBOARD.COM; NEW ALBUM, ‘ROCK ‘N’ ROLL,’ OUT AUG 21ST

    Los Angeles, CA – LA’s multi-platinum rockstars Buckcherry  premiered a new studio video for their song “The Madness” at Billboard.com. The song is featured on the band’s forthcoming, 7th full-length record, Rock ‘n’ Roll, which is due out on August 21st from F-Bomb Records/Caroline. Rock ‘n’ Roll is currently available for pre-order at iTunes, Amazon MP3, Google Play and Bravado. Watch

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  • OVERKILL TO RELEASE HISTORIKILL: 1995-2007 BOX SET!

    New Jersey-based thrash metal veterans OVERKILL recently inked a new worldwide deal with Nuclear Blast Records. The band‘s first worldwide release on Nuclear Blast will be a special box set titled, HistoriKill: 1995 – 2007. It is scheduled to be released this fall and will include eleven OVERKILL albums on 13 CDs and a bonus CD (incl. demos, remixes and

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  • THE AUGMENTS PROJECT RELEASES "AWAKEN" MUSIC VIDEO FROM NEW EP!

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   Los Angeles based Metal band The Augments Project have released their "Awaken" music video off their new EP of the same name, available now through Bandcamp. The video was written by Jimmy Trigger, directed by Jimmy Trigger & Brian Cox, and filmed and edited by Brian Cox. The track is also available for free download on

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  • NORTHLANE RELEASE NEW ALBUM ‘NODE’ TODAY VIA RISE RECORDS

    July 24, 2015 – Los Angeles, CA – After months of cryptic online clues and codes, Sydney band Northlane are finally unveiling their first full-length record with new frontman Marcus Bridge. Node is the culmination of the band's passion and dedication as explained below by guitarist Josh Smith. "As a band, we've poured our heart and soul into this album,

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  • COUNTERPARTS’ FOURTH ALBUM, ‘TRAGEDY WILL FIND US,’ HAS BEEN UNLEASHED

    July 24, 2015 – Los Angeles, CA – Canadian hardcore export Counterparts has released their much-anticipated new album, Tragedy Will Find Us, today with Pure Noise Records. Fans can pick up the record now at iTunes and http://www.tragedywillfind.us/. Counterparts has also partnered with Noisey.com to stream Tragedy Will Find Us. Listen now at http://bit.ly/1fQw3Pt Tragedy Will Find Us is a

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  • BLACK TRIP PREMIERE LYRIC VIDEO FOR "BERLIN MODEL 32"

    BLACK TRIP are back and they are on a mission! Their first all-killer-no-filler album Goin' Under released in 2014 (2013 in Scandinavia) was soaked in the true spirit of the NWOBHM and showed that great heavy metal music still can be made. With bands like Iron Maiden, Saxon, Thin Lizzy and 70's era Scorpions amongst their influences BLACK TRIP really

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  • VOIVOD TOURING EUROPE AS PART OF THE "DEATHCRUSHER 2015" PACKAGE; NEW 7" EP IN THE WORKS!

    Following their acclaimed return to European stages in May, Canadian progressive metal pioneers VOIVOD are confirmed to return to Europe in October as part of the heavyweight "Deathcrusher 2015" tour alongside CARCASS, OBITUARY, HEROD, and label mates NAPALM DEATH. VOIVOD's drummer Michel "Away" Langevin checked in with the following comment about the upcoming tour: "We are proud to be part of this

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  • DAVEY SUICIDE RELEASES "WORLD WIDE SUICIDE" MUSIC VIDEO

    Davey Suicide has released the "World Wide Suicide" music video from the sophomore album of the same name, which is available now on iTunes. The video, which premiered with BlankTV, was co-directed & filmed by Needlz & MichellexStar in downtown UnHolywood Killafornia. Often times we can be imprisoned by people in our lives that intentionally try and break us. Their

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  • MONSTER MAGNET To Release Cobras and Fire

    Dave Wyndorf and his henchmen seemingly had the time of their lives when they completely rearranged and boosted Last Patrol 2014 and christened it Milking the Stars: A Re-imagining of Last Patrol! Now MONSTER MAGNET go back even further to 2010 and their Mastermind album. Even if you know the album inside and out you won`t be prepared in the slightest

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  • Hard Drive Live Tour Hits the Road this September (video)

    The 2015 HardDrive Live Tour is set to hit the road this coming September. Tremonti and Trivium are confirmed as co-headliners for the upcoming 33-city run (more dates to be added in the near future). The tour is scheduled to kick off in Fort Lauderdale on September 9th and will run through October 20th where it will wrap up in

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  • ARCH ENEMY Launches Illustration Video for 'Avalanche', Releases Limited Edition Black & Blue Splatter Vinyl of 'War Eternal' (video)

    Extreme metal titans ARCH ENEMY will return to North America this July/August to headline the 2015 installment of "Summer Slaughter"! This tour will mark the band's second North American run on this album cycle - but the first stateside trek to feature new guitarist Jeff Loomis. Fans who attend the tour will have the chance to purchase several Summer Slaughter

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  • QUEENSRŸCHE Announce New Album & Direct Support On Scorpions Tour In North America

    Against the formidable obstacles of an ever-changing cultural landscape, the rise and fall of various musical trends, and the near collapse of the record industry itself, QUEENSRŸCHE secured a triumphant legacy as one of hard rock’s most respected and celebrated acts, selling 30 million albums around the world across a 30-plus-year career. The much-anticipated new offering, Condition Hüman, sees vocalist Todd LaTorre deliver

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  • CROWN OF THORNZ Premiere New Song

    Bridge Nine is excited to present Crown of Thornz's first recorded output since a 1998 split single with Aggressive Dogs. Nothing But Tragedy features two new tracks; "The Kiss of Death" (streaming now via In Effect HC), a somewhat more straightforward representation of the CoT sound that nonetheless moves their thudding, mid-tempo hardcore style forward.  The B-side is "No Reason

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  • CARNIFEX Announces 10th Anniversary Tour

    CA based death metal outfit CARNIFEX, will celebrate their 10 year anniversary this fall with a North American headlining tour! The massive six-week trek will launch on October 7th in Los Angeles and come to a rousing climax on November 11th in the band’s hometown of San Diego. “The reality that CARNIFEX has been a band for ten years is still

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  • EVANESCENCE Returns To The Stage

    Multi-platinum, alternative rock band Evanescence is set to reemerge after a three-year hiatus with select, intimate shows scheduled this fall in Nashville, Dallas and Los Angeles.  (Dates listed below.) The influential, Grammy-winning band last performed live in November of 2012. Evanescence – confirmed dates: 11/13 - Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works - tickets on-sale Friday, 7/24 at 10am 11/15

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  • MEAT LOAF Gears Up For Fall Tour

    LOS ANGELES, Ca. (July 20, 2015) – One of Rock's greatest live performers is gearing up for a return to his natural habitat. Meat Loaf – the world-renowned performer whose career has spanned over forty years – has just announced plans for an upcoming fall tour, with the initial dates beginning October 23 at the Pechanga Theatre in Temecula, California.

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  • ONE-EYED DOLL ANNOUNCES HEADLINING HALLOWEEN TOUR

    "I've only seen two bands this year: Roger Waters and One-Eyed Doll; AND I SAW ONE-EYED DOLL TWICE." - Dave Navarro, Jane's Addiction Los Angeles, CA | July 21, 2015 - Austin's favorite theatrical-rock duo One-Eyed Doll will return to the road this fall, with the announcement of their annual Halloween tour.  Kicking off this September, the 2015 leg will

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  • WHAT DO BLIND MELON, AWOLNATION, THE WALKING DEAD & DAVE GROHL HAVE IN COMMON? THE ANSWER IS: SONNY BOY THORN.

    Sonny Boy Thorn is a new project by guitarist-songwriter-producer Christopher Thorn of the multi-platinum Blind Melon and vocalist-songwriter Davie Dennis of the now defunct LA indie-rock band Voxhaul Broadcast. Christopher and Davie met randomly at a radio station in 2008 and immediately struck up a friendship.  A few years later Christopher produced multiple songs for Voxhaul Broadcast at his studio in SilverLake, including "You Are The Wilderness” which was featured

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  • BURN HALO DEBUT NEW SINGLE VIA ALTERNATIVE PRESS WOLVES OF WAR OUT SEPTEMBER 4, 2015

    NEW YORK, NY - California rock mavens BURN HALO have debuted an all new single titled "Dying Without You" exclusively via Alternative Press Magazine today. http://bit.ly/1TI3r9x  "'Dying Without You' is a song about trying to cope and rebuild after a tragedy," says front man James Hart. "We wanted the song to be musically fierce yet melodic, seamlessly blending metal and rock. I believe we

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  • SAINT ASONIA RELEASES BRAND NEW SONG “LET ME LIVE MY LIFE” TODAY

    Pre-order SAINT ASONIA’s forthcoming album today, and you will instantly receive the brand new track “Let Me Live My Life." The self-titled album will be released July 31st on RCA Records. Check out the lyric video for “Let Me Live My Life” here: http://smarturl.it/SALMLlv The debut single from the upcoming album, “Better Place” is currently #12 on the Active Rock Radio and

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  • BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE RELEASE NEW SONG “ARMY OF NOISE” TODAY!

    (New York -- July 17, 2015) Welsh metal titans Bullet For My Valentine unleash today a new track entitled “Army of Noise” from their forthcoming album VENOM set for release on August 14th on RCA. CLICK HERE to listen to “Army of Noise.”  Fans who pre-order the album VENOM will receive an instant download of the band’s brand new song,

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  • RED LINE CHEMISTRY RELEASING LONG AWAITED OFFICIAL/SPECIAL EDITION OF 2006 ALBUM "CHEMICAL HIGH AND A HAND GRENADE" VIA PAVEMENT ENTERTAINMENT!

    Kansas City Missouri rockers Red Line Chemistry will be releasing the long awaited official and special edition release of their 2006 album "Chemical High and a Hand Grenade" via Pavement Entertainment on July 24, 2015. The band has also added bonus tracks from their self-released 2007 follow up “Escape Plan” to this special edition. Originally recorded as the band’s debut album, “Chemical High and a Hand Grenade” was shelved and the band

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  • ACIDIC LAUNCHES SUMMER 2015 CREATURES TOUR: WATCH AND LISTEN!

    (FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE) - Hot on the heels of their infectious radio hit "Chicago", Los Angeles rock band ACIDIC launches their Summer 2015 "Creatures" Tour on Wednesday, July 15 with a live on-air radio interview in the morning on 108 FM KEJY in Abilene, TX, as the guests of radio personality, Frank Pain, followed the same evening by a stop

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  • BAD SEED RISING TOURING WITH ADELITAS WAY HEARTIST FEEDING FICTION OUT NOW + NEW TOUR TBA SHORTLY! MORE TO MONROE APPALACHIA EP DUE IN SEPTEMBER

    Bad Seed Rising are about to embark on a tour with Adelitas Way. They are the youngest band EVER signed to Roadrunner Records. They hail from Baltimore. Frontwoman Francheska is establishing herself as a live force to be reckoned with. Their song "Bad Seed Rising" from their debut EP Charm City was selected for the end credits of the summer blockbuster Spy,

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  • Marky Ramone Announces Canadian Performance And Appearance As Well As Autobiography Released In New Territories

    Earlier this year, Marky Ramone issued what is fast becoming known as the definitive book on the Ramones experience, 'Punk Rock Blitzkrieg: My Life as a Ramone.' And the buzz about the book continues to grow; as Marky will be out promoting it with appearances. And while the book was originally issued in the U.S. on January 13th, it has

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  • TURBOWOLF TO EMBARK ON FIRST NORTH AMERICAN TOUR THIS FALL BAND TO PERFORM ON ROCK LEG OF MONSTER ENERGY OUTBREAK TOUR

    UK rockers TURBOWOLF are pleased to embark on their first North American Tour this fall. The band will serve as one of the support acts on the Rock Leg of The Monster Energy Outbreak Tour, featuring Nothing More, Marmozets, and Separations. The tour launches on September 14 in Dallas and runs through October 14 in Little Rock. VIP tickets/packages are on

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  • 'AEROSMITH ROCKS DONINGTON 2014' DVD--Out September 4--Available Now for Pre-Order

    AEROSMITH's new concert film Aerosmith Rocks Donington 2014--a 20-song collection capturing the legendary rock band delivering a scorching career-spanning show at the famed Donington Park in Leicestershire, UK in June 2014--is now available to pre-order on the band's website [DVD/CD, Blu-Ray/CD, with deluxe package options available that include a t-shirt and poster]. This news comes in the midst of the

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  • SLASH: Featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators: "World On Fire" Fall North American Tour To Kick Off Sept. 18

    Currently in the midst of their headlining world tour, SLASH: FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS--Slash (Guitar), Myles Kennedy (Vocals), Todd Kerns (Bass & Vocals), Brent Fitz (Drums) and Frank Sidoris (Guitar & Vocals)--will launch the "World On Fire" North American fall tour September 18 through October 24 (see full itinerary below). Citi is the official credit card of the "World

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  • New Book Tells Story Of One Of Heavy Metals Best Yet Most Difficult Decades

    Since its inception in the late 1960's, heavy metal has experienced quite a few ups and downs in popularity. But there was one specific decade that sticks out as the most troubling - the 1990's. In what seemed like one fell swoop, a style of metal that had been popular for much of the 1980's was rendered obsolete, and in

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  • W.A.S.P. To Release Golgotha October 2nd on Napalm Records

    Almost six years have passed since the world saw a new studio album from Metal Icons W.A.S.P.  This October 2nd, the wait ends, as Blackie Lawless and the legendary rockers W.A.S.P. will release their long awaited new album and Napalm Records debut Golgotha.  Today the artwork and track listing have been revealed. Frontman Blackie Lawless on the new album Golgotha:

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  • COAL CHAMBER DEBUT VIDEO FOR "RIVALS" PREPARE TO KICK OFF NORTH AMERICAN TOUR WITH FEAR FACTORY

    Nu-Metal legends COAL CHAMBER recently returned from a massive European tour that saw them playing to sold out rooms across the continent.  At their London tour stop, the band filmed live footage performing the title track of their new album Rivals.  They used this for their head banging new video, which is being debuted today. COAL CHAMBER's first new album

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  • METAL ALLEGIANCE RELEASE LYRIC VIDEO FOR "CAN'T KILL THE DEVIL"

    (New York, NY – July 13th, 2015) – Metal Allegiance have released the first lyric video from the upcoming self–titled release available worldwide on September 18th via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. “Can’t Kill The Devil” features Chuck Billy on vocals; Alex Skolnick, Phil Demmel & Andreas Kisser on guitars; David Ellefson on bass; and Mike Portnoy on drums. The lyric video for the song

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  • THY ART IS MURDER HIT BILLBOARD U.S. TOP 100 CHART!

    Australia’s incendiary extreme musical export, THY ART IS MURDER, sold just under 7,500 copies of Holy War in the first week of sales in the U.S. launching the record to #82 Billboard Top 200, #43 Current Albums, #6 Independent Albums, and #3 Top Hard Music Album. This marks the first time THY ART IS MURDER has made the coveted chart. 

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  • DISMISSED PREMIERE "WORTH YOUR TIME" LYRIC VIDEO

    (July 10, 2015 - Derry, NH) - Melodic-hardcore band Dismissed from New Hampshire has released a new lyric video for their song "Worth Your Time". The video originally premiered with Idobi Radio and was produced by Cold Eye Productions. The song comes from the band's upcoming EP Nightskies (release date TBA). "'Worth Your Time' helped us close chapters in our

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  • DEATH ANGEL RELEASE 2ND OFFICIAL LIVE TRACK FROM "THE BAY CALLS FOR BLOOD"

    San Francisco Bay Area thrash veterans DEATH ANGEL, have released a live rendition of the song “Execution / Don’t Save Me” at this location: http://youtu.be/GqwxXMNzSv8. The track comes from their upcoming The Bay Calls for Blood – Live in San Francisco album, which will also be included with the release of their a thrashumentary DVD. The a thrashumentary DVD release

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  • THE CIRCLE PIT EXCLUSIVELY STREAMING “HELL” FROM BROKEN FLESH’S SEPTEMBER 4TH SELF-TITLED ALBUM ON LUXOR RECORDS

    Luxor Records’ Christian deathcore outfit Broken Flesh are pleased to release their fifth track in five week from their self-titled follow-up to Warbound. Today the band is pleased to be partnering up with The Circle Pit to unleash the band’s new track, entitled “Hell.” The song, which may be heard HERE, will be featured on the band’s self-titled album that

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  • PLANES MISTAKEN FOR STARS 'MERCY' RE-ISSUE AVAILABLE TODAY

    Mercy, the beloved and highly influential album from Planes Mistaken For Stars, is finally available on CD, LP and digital formats today from Deathwish Inc. Originally released in 2006, this new definitive version has revamped packaging and has also been remastered from the original 1/2” tapes by Brad Boatwright at Audiosiege (Sunn O))), Modern Life Is War), sonically making it

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  • NBC’S THE VOICE ALUMNI KAT PERKINS NEW SELF-TITLED ALBUM OUT TODAY

    July 10th 2015  - NBC’s The Voice Season 6 top 5 contestant Kat Perkins has just released her new self-titled full length album. The album’s first single “Drive” was released in June to rave reviews. “It’s about freedom” says Perkins. “For me, there is just this feeling that fills you when you’re behind the wheel. You can really go anywhere.”  Check out the new music

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  • WAR ON WOMEN Announce UK & European Tour In August

    Baltimore's feminist punk heroes War On Women are gearing up for a UK and European tour this August.  The headlining tour - which marks the second overseas jaunt for the band - includes twenty dates in various territories and the full routing can be found below.  Vocalist Shawna Potter commented, "This will be our second time touring Europe/UK but it's

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  • THE AGONIST Premieres "A Necessary Evil" Play Through Video (video)

    Premiering on GuitarWorld.com, guitarists Danny Marino and Paco Jobin of THE AGONIST take listeners through "A Necessary Evil" in the first of a three part play through video series of fan requested singles from their latest album, Eye Of Providence. Watch the play through video for "A Necessary Evil" exclusively at: http://www.guitarworld.com/agonist-necessary-evil-guitar-playthrough-video-exclusive/24895 We're stoked to have our guitar playthrough video premiered

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  • ANTHRAX To Headline The Last Metal Show Ever To Play The House Of Blues Sunset Strip

    LOS ANGELES, CA (Friday, July 10, 2015) -- ANTHRAX, six-time Grammy-nominated, Platinum-selling thrash masters, and a lifetime member of The Big Four, will provide a head banging send-off for the iconic Sunset Strip House of Blues on Wednesday, July 29.  The band will headline what will be the last metal show ever to play the HOB before it shuts down

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  • THE GLORIOUS SONS "HEAVY" SELECTED AS THEME SONG FOR WWE'S BATTLEGROUND PPV EVENT JULY 19

    Kingston, Ontario --- The Glorious Sons "Heavy" has been selected as the official theme song for the WWE's pay-per-view event "BATTLEGROUND," which will be staged from the ScottradeCenter in St. Louis, MO on Sunday, July 19th.  Major bouts scheduled include Seth Rollins vs. Brock Lesnar (WWE World Heavyweight Championship), Big Show vs. Ryback vs. The Miz (Intercontinental Championship), John Cena

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  • WALLS OF JERICHO ASK FOR FANS TO BE "RELENTLESS" AS THEY PREPARE TO ENTER THE STUDIO

    As Detroit, Michigan's WALLS OF JERICHO prepares to enter the studio to record their Napalm Records debut and first album in over seven years, the band is asking for their fans to help be a part of the process.  WALLS OF JERICHO are asking their fans to record themselves saying the phrase "I Am Relentless".  The band will then take

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  • DEE SNIDER RELEASES NEW SONG, “TO HELL AND BACK,” EXCLUSIVELY VIA OFFICIAL WEBSITE; TOUR OF EUROPE, SOUTH AMERICA & U.S. THIS SUMMER

    July 7, 2015 -- In March of this year, DEE SNIDER and his Twisted Sister bandmates mourned the loss of their drummer, AJ Pero, and announced that the 2016 touring season (the 40th anniversary of the band’s formation) will be the end of the road for the world-dominating force of nature that is Twisted Sister.  While perhaps he is best

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  • GEOFF TATE'S OPERATION: MINDCRIME TO RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM, "THE KEY," ON SEPTEMBER 18

    On Friday, September 18,  Geoff Tate's new band, Operation: Mindcrime, will be releasing its long-awaited debut album, The Key, on Frontiers Music Srl.  Perhaps one of Tate's most ambitious recordings to date, The Key examines what one might do if they discovered "the key" to changing the way we view the world, the way we look at time, the way we travel,

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  • BUCKCHERRY TO RELEASE 7TH STUDIO ALBUM, ‘ROCK ‘N’ ROLL,’ ON AUGUST 21ST VIA F-BOMB RECORDS

    Los Angeles’ notorious, multi-platinum-selling rock band, Buckcherry, will release their 7th studio album, Rock ‘n’ Roll, on August 21st via F-Bomb Records/Caroline. In anticipation for the upcoming record, the band has premiered a new track/video for their first single, “Bring It On Back.   On their Rock ‘n’ Roll, the Los Angeles quintet—Josh Todd [vocals], Keith Nelson [guitar], Stevie D. [guitar], Xavier Muriel [drums], and

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  • STYX MEETS STYX: BAND MEMBERS VISIT NASA IN MIDST OF TOUR WITH DEF LEPPARD

    What do a classic rock band and Pluto’s smallest moon have in common?  Answer: they both share the same name.  STYX met with members of NASA’s New Horizons team yesterday, including the scientist who discovered Styx – Pluto’s faintest moon - in 2012.  The unusual convergence took place at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, MD,

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  • SOILWORK REVEALS NEW THE RIDE MAJESTIC TRACK TEASER IN EXCLUSIVE MYSPACE HIGHLIGHT!

    Sweden-based melodic death metal experts SOILWORK will release their forthcoming 10th studio album, The Ride Majestic, worldwide on August 28, 2015 via Nuclear Blast Records. The album will be available in various formats (CD, vinyl, t-shirt/CD bundle).  SOILWORK have revealed a brand new track snippet of the song “The Ride Majestic”, cut from their new album of the same name. The snippet is available for viewing

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  • POWERWOLF PREMIERE NEW LYRIC VIDEO FOR GARY MOORE COVER VIA DECIBEL MAGAZINE'S "DECIBLOG"

    The upcoming POWERWOLF masterpiece Blessed & Possessedwill be released worldwide on July 17th via Napalm Records! On top of that there's a ten track Bonus Tribute Album Metallum Nostrum that features 10 very special cover versions of classic anthems from metal giants including Judas Priest, Savatage, Black Sabbath, and Amon Amarth to name a few. Today the wolves have released

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  • GREAVER SIGNS WITH CARDIGAN RECORDS

    Post-hardcore quintet Greaver has signed with the North Carolina record label Cardigan Records. The group will deliver their debut full-length later this year, but today they released a two song EP called Lineage and Legions. "Lineage & Legions is the emotional epilogue to our first EP Clockwork Creatures," says vocalist Michael Rozier. "Combining elements of post-hardcore, skramz, and shoegaze, it

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  • FRANK PALANGI - BREAK THESE CHAINS SINGLE SET FOR RELEASE AUGUST 28

    Since 2006, Frank Palangi has been writing infectious positive driving rock. After two EP's and recent singles released, Palangi is back with "Break These Chains", an energetic tune that shows a little more grit and attitude but keeping the melodic part of his songwriting all the way through. Pre-Orders for the track began on iTunes June 19 with an August

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  • PROJECT PAIN SIGNS WITH DEAD INSIDE RECORDS!

    Dutch thrashers PROJECT PAIN have inked a deal with DEAD INSIDE RECORDS and the signing couldn’t have come at a better time as the band follows-up on the success of their 2012 release “I Have Sinned” with their brand new album “Thrashed To Kill”. PROJECT PAIN returns in 2015 faster, harder and heavier with an unapologetic punch in the face

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  • SPEND YOUR BURGER FLIPPIN' BUCKS ON THE BEST VALUE OF THE SUMMER THE 6TH ANNUAL GWAR B-Q - EXPRESS LANES ADD MORE BENEFITS - AWESOME NEW TICKET PACKAGES

    We are now a little less than two months away from GWAR B-Q 2015. GWAR's 30th birthday bash is shaping up to be the most insane party of the summer! VIP Tickets for the event are Almost Sold Out! There is still time Bohabs!So, what are you waiting for? Word in Antarctica is that Phil Anselmo, one of the only

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  • SCORPION CHILD ANNOUNCES 2 DATES AT STURGIS BUFFALO CHIP!

    Austin classic rock sensation SCORPION CHILD announced they will be playing the 75th Sturgis Buffalo Chip! The band will play on Saturday, July 25th and Sunday, 26th, marking the first year that Sturgis Buffalo Chip will be offering three nights of headlining concerts at no charge during its first ever, free, pre-rally party. SCORPION CHILD’s vocalist Aryn Jonathan Black commented

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  • STATEMENT FROM CHRIS SQUIRE'S WIFE, SCOTLAND SQUIRE

     JULY 1, 2015 - Here is a time-sensitive statement from Scotland Squire, the wife of Chris Squire--the Grammy Award-winning bass guitarist, vocalist, songwriter and founding member of Yes--who passed away Saturday, June 27. "My best friend and the love of my life Chris Squire will be cremated today in Scottsdale, Arizona at 3:00 pm. However, knowing Chris, he might be running a

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  • BURIED IN VERONA ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM

    July 1, 2015 – Los Angeles, CA – Despite a successful 2014 album and top 20 chart debut, last year Buried In Verona found themselves staring oblivion in the face. The core of the band regrouped, recruited fresh blood and collectively refused to let the world get the better of them. From the wreckage comes their best songs yet, fuelled

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  • OUR LAST NIGHT RELEASE BRAND NEW MUSIC VIDEO "ROAD TO THE THRONE"

    Los Angeles, CA | July 1, 2015 - The American Post-Hardcore group Our Last Night (Trevor Wentworth, Matthew Wentworth, Alex "Woody" Woodrow, Tim Molloy) just released their self produced/mixed/mastered fifth studio album, Younger Dreams which debuted at #1 on the Heatseekers new artist chart and #17 on the Rock chart. Today, the band is thrilled to reveal a brand new music video

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  • CHRISTIAN MISTRESS ANNOUNCE NEW FULL-LENGTH ALBUM & PREMIERE SONG

    Listen to "Open Road", the first single to surface from Christian Mistress's forthcoming album To Your Death, now via Soundcloud & YouTube.  Coming September 18th, this new album is an 8-song excursion in pure American heavy metal. Marked by the powerful vocals of Christine Davis and the rich harmonies of guitar duo Oscar Sparbel and Tim Diedrich, Christian Mistress is

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  • BREAKING BENJAMIN’S Dark Before Dawn Debuts #1 On Billboard

    July 1, 2015 -- With over 140K in sales, Breaking Benjamin’s 5th studio album, Dark Before Dawn, debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 album chart today.  This marks the first time BREAKING BENJAMIN has hit #1 on the Top 200 chart although the multi-platinum band led by founder and frontman, Ben Burnley, have consistently debuted high week of release

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