Screamer Magazine December 2013
Featuring: Ted Nugent. Also Included Eye Empire, Monster Magnet, Seether, Heart of a Coward, Lita Ford, Super73, Pistol Day Parade, Deicide, Close Your Eyes, Unparalleled Height, Dream Theater, Dir En Grey, Lita Ford, Bobbie Brown Dirty Rocker Boys, Kill Devil Hil, Vamps, Benedictum, Feral Sun, SuperBob, Bass Player Live and Much More.

Articles in the December 2013 Issue

Interviews

  • DREAM THEATER'S James LaBrie - "It's About Us Being Ourselves"

    With total album and DVD sales exceeding 10 million worldwide, Dream Theater are an iconic band in the prog rock world. After over 20 years and multiple albums, 2011’s A Dramatic Turn of Events earned the band their first ever GRAMMY nomination for On the Backs of Angels. Vocalist James LaBrie recently took some time out of a busy tour prep

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  • The Unstoppable DIR EN GREY

    Dir En Grey is one of the hardest working bands in metal and more people really should be aware of it. They are one of the few J-Rock bands that makes an effort to regularly tour the United States. On November 1nd 2013, two days before their latest North American tour was supposed to start in Dallas, Texas they landed at

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  • LITA FORD - The Bitch Is Back!

    Even over the phone, the fatigue is clearly evident in Lita Ford’s voice. She’s calling from the East Coast, and asked how things are on the other side of the continent, she replies “I don’t know, I just landed! I came from Chicago; we did the Days of the Dead convention. I got stuck in a tornado and the planes

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  • Bobbie Brown and Her Dirty Rocker Boys

    Bobbie Jean Brown was born and raised in Louisiana.  The daughter of Bobby Gene Brown and Judy Ann Faul, the young couple’s tumultuous relationship tortured Bobbie all of her young life.  She became instantly famous for her best known roll as the Cherry Pie Girl in Warrant’s video of the same name.  She was also the girl who would become the second

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  • KILL DEVIL HILL – Kicking Ass and Taking Names

    Who would have thought there would be a country saloon in Las Vegas?  Stop right there, it’s not what you think.  The Las Vegas Country Saloon hosts bands far, far from the country music genre.  Tonight Rex Brown grabs a quick dinner backstage before another interview.  It’s just one of the things taking Brown away from a rest before a

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  • VAMPS – “We’re Vampires, and We Wanted to Announce That!”

    Before there is any potential misunderstanding, let it be known that Screamer Magazine isn’t presenting an article on a British pop orientated boy-band called “The Vamps,” but a Japanese duo who hold the energetic power and the attitude of wild rock n’ roll in their hearts!  If you’re rather partial to the sleazy romanticized notions of vampires, blood, sex and

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  • Benedictum - In the Zone

    Courage arrives in different forms.  It doesn’t necessarily arrive as a swashbuckling pirate battling 40 soldiers, or simply a solitary knight in combat with a dragon that is 100 times bigger than they are.  Courage can be so evident within the confines of a conversation.  During the conversation that takes place with Veronica Freeman, lead vocalist of the mighty Benedictum,

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  • FERAL SUN - On The Long Road

    This hard rocking quartet based in London are still an unknown quantity to many, but over the next year or two, as with many bands, they hope for wider acknowledgement.  With a very well executed sound resembling elements of bands like Bush, Staind or Stone Sour, Feral Sun are not a demanding new assault to the ears, but another fine

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  • TED NUGENT - Puckerbrushtanglezone!

    Guitarist, hunter, gun activist, author, TV host, outdoorsman, politician, husband, father, Madman!  300 days a year at 6:00 a.m. Ted Nugent is awake and ready to climb into a tree stand or crawl through a swamp.  He's ready to do it all over again after a break for lunch and signing a few hundred items for the many charities he

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Reviews

  • EYE EMPIRE - Evolve

    Eye Empire is not a band to sit back and wait for success to come to them. The band features members of Dark New Day, Submersed and the Texas Hippie Coalition and has released two albums (and an expanded version of their first) and played 800 dates in the last three years. Their newest offering is Evolve, released October 29th,2013.

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  • MONSTER MAGNET - Last Patrol

    This latest studio outing from the mighty space rockers has the same vibe as their seminal Dopes to Infinity, but the two albums are not replicas.  Last Patrol has a spirit that is unique to its own beating heart.  As main man Dave Wyndorf himself explains, “Last Patrol is a return to our roots in terms of vibe and recording style.

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  • SEETHER - Seether 2002-2013

    Seether songs might not bring on the feel of getting off work and heading to the bar on a Friday, but they do go along with getting a few errands done while zipping around town on a Wednesday.  These staples of commercial rock radio are out with a greatest hits collection, Seether 2002-2013.  Released on Wind-Up Records, it’s a two-disc

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  • HEART OF A COWARD - Severance

    Milton Keynes in the United Kingdom isn’t instantly recognised for producing rock bands.  Yet here we have a five-piece that cite Deftones, Meshuggah and Crowbar amongst several influences.  When you place the cyber-stylus to the virtual spinning vinyl called Severance, words like ‘brutal’, ‘intense’ and ‘emotive’ spring to mind. This is their second studio album, containing ten songs which swirl

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  • LITA FORD - The Bitch is Back...Live

    Live albums are always a challenge. They capture a spontaneous moment in the history of a band. Lacking the endless tinkering, overdubs and electronic effects that go into a studio recording, a live album is the answer to a simple question: Can the band bring it on stage? With The Bitch Is Back…Live, Lita Ford answers that question with a

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  • SUPER73 - Remember. Bulletproof.

    Hailing from the central part of England, this alternative rock quartet is still relatively new as they came together from other bands that eventually dissolved.  This is their debut extended player containing five fresh sounding tracks.  The cheese has been left at home as Andrew Winfield and Rob Ellis keep things nice and tight in the rhythm section, as all

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  • PISTOL DAY PARADE – Burn

    Detroit, Michigan rockers Pistol Day Parade released their first full length album Burn (Goomba Records) on September 10, 2013. About a month before the official album release, they debuted the single Not Today; it is a featured track on Nikki Sixx's well-known active rock radio channel, Sixx Sense. This may be the band's first full album release, but they previously debuted an

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  • DIRTY ROCKER BOYS – Love And Lust On The Sunset Strip

    Everyone knows her as The Cherry Pie Girl or Ms. Cherry Pie of Warrant’s Cherry Pie fame.  Bobbie Brown has written a rockin’ Hollywood, Sunset Strip tell-all with her book Dirty Rocker Boys which is co-authored by Caroline Ryder.  Released November 26, this book already has the 80’s and 90’s girls getting out the hairspray and the guys remembering they

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  • DEICIDE - In the Minds of Evil

    “Some men just want to watch the world burn.”  What an interesting opening to an album.  This is just how In the Minds of Evil begins, with the infamous Glen Benton making this observation before the onslaught of the band crash the party.  Welcome to the 11th studio album by these well established death metal merchants, containing 11 tracks of

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  • CLOSE YOUR EYES - Line In The Sand

    With a vicious assault on all senses, this Abilene, Texas-based band Close Your Eyes offers their third album, Line In The Sand. The title may serve as an accidental irony, given that all of your five senses would have quite a hard time closing down upon listening through its entirety. The caustic, and often menacing guitar rhythms are heard in

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  • UNPARALLELED HEIGHT - Rise of the Voiceless

    The universe of rock music is so vast that it’s difficult to know where to look in order to find your next favorite band.  This independently driven quintet that comes from the outskirts of Pittsburgh wish to be heard amongst the plethora of various noises being made on this fair globe.  This is their debut full length album and is

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  • SUPER BOB LIVE – House of Bricks, Des Moines, IA – November 16, 2013

    Located in Des Moines, Iowa's East Village, House of Bricks (HOB), is a small restaurant/bar/music venue that often features up and coming bands. It's easy to book the room if the night is open, and it's located in the heart of downtown where ample foot traffic is a bonus. HOB has gained the reputation as a metal venue, but you'll

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  • Bass Player LIVE! Tribute to Geezer Butler

    Each year, Bass Player LIVE! magazine hosts an awards show/concert that recognizes noted bass players from various musical genres. The 2013 edition of this event was to honor legendary Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler. With an all-star lineup, it promised to be a rare opportunity to see and hear some of the top musicians in rock playing in a small

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Press Releases

  • Carcass: Limited, "Vomit-Inducing" 'Reek of Putrefaction' LP Re-Issue Available on Black Friday (Nov. 29th)

    On Black Friday (Nov. 29th), a special "vomit-inducing" LP re-issue of CARCASS' debut album, Reek of Putrefaction, will be available at participating retailers in the USA. Featuring the original banned artwork of autopsy photographs collected from medical journals, this Reek of Putrefaction LP comes tastefully wrapped in "black body bag" shrink-wrap with an assortment of bonus material waiting to be

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  • Devin Townsend Project: Limited Lucky Animals "Live From The Retinal Circus" 10" Available on Black Friday (Nov. 29th)

    Last month, the DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT released The Retinal Circus, an epic recording of Hevy Devy's sold-out show at the Roundhouse in London in 2012. On Black Friday (Nov. 29th), a white 10" with two tracks from this special live extravaganza will be available at participating retailers in the USA. Entitled Lucky Animals "Live From The Retinal Circus", the 10"

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  • Carcass: "Surgical Steel" Named Album of the Year by Decibel Magazine!

    Surgical Steel, the new album from British extreme metal legends CARCASS, has been named the best album of 2013 in the latest issue of Decibel Magazine! This is just one of several recent victories for CARCASS. Upon its release Surgical Steel came in at #41 on the US Billboard Top 200 Chart, just narrowly avoiding the dreaded “top 40 band”

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  • Melechesh - Ashmedi Featured on Canadian TV!

    With the release of their sixth album scheduled for 2014 via Nuclear Blast, Sumerian Black/Thrash Metal pioneers MELECHESH,  present an interview with mainman Ashmedi. The interview, which was featured on Canadian TV show “The Cool Guy Files”, was conducted in 2011 while MELECHESH was on tour in North America. You can watch the entire episode with Ashmedi below: http://youtu.be/5iZLVw7NTAc. MELECHESH are currently busy in search

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  • Affiance Announce South African Tour in March 2014 Currently on US Tour with Protest The Hero

    Cleveland's Affiance are currently on the road with Protest The Hero and have just announced their first tour of South Africa to kick off March 22, 2014! Dates are below. Singer Dennis Tvrdik checked in from the road to say, "We never thought we would have the opportunity to play music overseas, let alone in Africa! Super excited to explore and experience

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  • Kataklysm: World Tour Plans Announced!

    Montreal based death metal powerhouse KATAKLYSM, have posted a video outlining their world tour plans for their newly released masterpiece, Waiting for the End to Come. Check out this message from vocalist Maurizio Iacono here: http://youtu.be/MIJD5LM6feE Waiting for the End to Come was released on October 25th (Europe) and October 29th (North America) via Nuclear Blast. You can order the

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  • Darling Parade, Substream Music Press Premiere Acoustic Version Of "Ghost" From 'Deluxe Edition' Lp

    Nashville's pop/rock quartet on the rise, Darling Parade, has teamed up with Substream Music Press to premiere an acoustic rendition of the band's hit single "Ghost" at: http://www.substreammusicpress.com/home/?p=16475. The stripped-down version of "Ghost" can be found on the upcoming 'Deluxe Edition' of the band's debut album Battle Scars & Broken Hearts, out December 3 on Page 2 Music. Containing the

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  • Queensrÿche mini movie Ad Lucem Premiere

    Legendary Seattle rockers, Queensrÿche released Ad Lucem, their 'mini movie' with the tracks, "Spore" "Midnight Lullaby" "A World Without" and "X2" providing the score to the 10-plus minute story. Check it out on the REVOLVER MAGAZINE website: http://www.revolvermag.com/news/exclusive-queensryche-premiere-new-music-video-ad-lucem.html The film was created by Veva Entertainment Co. with director Daniel Andres Gomez Bagby and producer Marco De Molina and was filmed

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  • Deicide 'In The Minds Of Evil' Out Now; Hailed As "One Of The Year's Strongest Death Metal Releases"

    The season of giving is upon us, and Florida death metal legends DEICIDE are making it official with the release of 'IN THE MINDS OF EVIL.' The band's 11th studio album is in-stores now, and features the same diabolical take on reality that has become the trademark of a career spanning more than 25 years. Says DEICIDE frontman Glen Benton

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  • New Book, 'The Faith No More & Mr. Bungle Companion,' Provides Overview/Analyzation Of Both Legendary Bands

    Despite being listed as an influence on countless notable bands, there has never been a book that tells the complete story of both Faith No More and Mr. Bungle. Until now. Author/journalist Greg Prato's tenth book overall, 'The Faith No More & Mr. Bungle Companion,' serves as both a career overview and analyzation of both bands - tracing their ups

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  • Nightwish Announce New Fanpod Content Available On Itunes & Google Play

    Finnish symphonic storytellers NIGHTWISH have updated their FanPOD app for tablet computers with new content, including three unreleased live recordings, a video blog by the band’s new vocalist Floor Jansen, band member profiles, new photos, and other updates. NIGHTWISH FanPOD is available for download in the iTunes App Store and Google Play. Due out in North America on December 10th,

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  • It’s Official! Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp Is Moving

    IT’S OFFICIAL! Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp is moving over to another MGM Resorts property on the strip: The Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. Campers will now have the opportunity to perform live at the House of Blues – We thank the MGM for this past year welcoming us to Las Vegas and look forward to our new host hotel.

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  • 2013 Live Critical Quotes For Korn’s Two Tours:

    In Support Of Their 11th Studio Album 'The Paradigm Shift,' Which Marks Their 12th Top Ten Album And Features The Single “Never Never” Which Is Currently #1 On The Active Rock Chart For The 3rd Consecutive Week “Korn’s ability to keep ahead of metal’s creative curve became readily apparent, though created more than 15 years ago, they sound like they

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  • Generation Kill's Rob Dukes To Take Over Sirius' "Liquid Metal" Thanksgiving Week

    Big news from GENERATION KILL frontman Rob Dukes for the week of November 25th – 29th! “This is Rob Dukes of GENERATION KILL and Thanksgiving Week, I'll be invading the Sirius Satellite Radio HQ in New York City to do a take-over of Liquid Metal. I'll be playing some of my favorite metal classics and the new GENERATION KILL record,

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  • Diamond Plate Premiere Music Video for "Dance With Reality" on Metal Underground.com

    Chicago power trio DIAMOND PLATE have launched their music video for "Dance With Reality" directed by Lester Cohn (MASTODON, NEIL YOUNG, CHEVELLE). This track is taken from DIAMOND PLATE's sophomore album, PULSE, which is out now via Earache/Century Media Records. To watch the video for "Dance With Reality," please visit Metal Underground.com at the link below:  http://www.metalunderground.com/news/details.cfm?newsid=97607   DIAMOND PLATE comments:

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  • World’s Loudest Month: 2014 Festival Dates Announced

    Welcome To Rockville, Fort Rock, Carolina Rebellion, Rock On The Range, Rocklahoma, & Rockfest World’s Loudest Month, created in partnership by AEG Live and Danny Wimmer Presents, continues to grow in 2014.  Featuring the biggest names in rock music performing in seven distinct U.S. concert atmospheres, the World’s Loudest Month is excited to announce the addition of two new festivals,

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  • The Collection of Legendary Rock Icon Ronnie Montrose Offered at Icons & Idols: Rock n’ Roll Julien’s Auctions Beverly Hills – Friday, December 6th, 2013

    Los Angeles, California…November 21, 2013…Legendary rock icon Ronnie Montrose has been called the “Father of American Hard Rock,” an innovator and an incendiary guitar genius. For the first time fans of Ronnie Montrose will have the opportunity to bid on a vast array of instruments, personal items and memorabilia from the late genius’ musical life which will benefit the Sweet

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  • The String Cheese Incident To Celebrate New Year’s Eve With Three Nights In Colorado

    Nearly 20 years ago, a band formed in the small ski towns of the Colorado Rockies. Two decades later, THE STRING CHEESE INCIDENT will be kicking off their 20th anniversary celebration with a three-night New Year’s run at the 1STBANK Center in Broomfield, CO.  Set for December 28, 29 and 31, these shows will be the ultimate celebration of the

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  • Hinder Officially Parts Ways With Lead Vocalist Austin Winkler

    Band To Continue With New Singer To Be Announced LOS ANGELES (November 20, 2013) – Multi-platinum rock band, HINDER has announced they have officially parted ways with their lead singer, Austin Winkler. Earlier this year, Winkler left the band’s national tour due to personal reasons. Hinder continued to tour with guest lead vocalists helping out, including Jared Weeks from Saving

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  • Red Dragon Cartel To Release Their Self-Titled Debut Via Frontiers Records

    New Album by Band Comprised of Former Ozzy Osbourne/Badlands Guitar Legend Jake E. Lee, Bassist Ronnie Mancuso, Vocalist D.J. Smith and Drummer Jonas Fairley Set for Release on January 28th (New York, NY – November 20, 2013) – The newest band ready to take aim at the creative void in the hard rock world, Red Dragon Cartel, are set to

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  • ‘70s Hard Rock Hit Makers The Babys Reunite, Record New Single, Plan New Album

    New York, NY—Turn on any classic rock radio station across America and you'll invariably hear their timeless music. Best known for the smash hits "Isn't It Time", "Every Time I Think of You", "Head First", and "Back on My Feet Again", '70s hard rock hit makers, The Babys have reformed after a thirty-three year absence from the music scene (and

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  • MALEVOLENCE streams new album, 'Reign of Suffering,'

    MALEVOLENCE, one of the UK's fastest rising crossover bands, will release their eagerly awaited debut album, Reign Of Suffering, via Siege Of Amida Records/Century Media Records on November 25th in the USA (out now in Europe). Reign of Suffering is now streaming in its entirety at Lambgoat.com and can be heard at the link below: Reign of Suffering was recorded

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  • NELO Ready New Self-Titled Album For Release February 4, 2014

    NELO--named for a strategy in the card game Spades where one loses every hand in order to win big in the end--is led by the team of childhood friends primary songwriter and rhythm guitarist Matt Ragland and lead singer Reid Umstattd. The name of the band draws likeness between the strategy in the game and the experience of songwriting, where

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  • THE PRETTY RECKLESS: Releases Single “Heaven Knows” From ‘Going To Hell’ Out in Early 2014

    Taylor Momsen and THE PRETTY RECKLESS have released their first single “Heaven Knows” digitally today, Tuesday, November 19. Taken from the band’s upcoming sophomore album GOING TO HELL, out early 2014 on Razor & Tie, the song rocks a powerful rhythmic guitar with a striking refrain that Momsen delivers dead-on: “Oh no, heaven knows, we belong way down below.”  After

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  • Devin Townsend un-boxes 'The Retinal Circus' deluxe fan box

    Last month, the DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT released The Retinal Circus, an epic recording of his sold-out show at the Roundhouse in London in 2012. A very special diehard deluxe fan box was created, and Devin himself has put together a video showing just what treasures can be found inside this unique release. Fans can watch that video here: http://youtu.be/Hk0wlqwrabw For

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  • Japan's VAMPS to Play Special L.A. + NYC Shows

    VAMPS are on their way. The dynamic duo of the Japanese rock scene will grace U.S. soil for only two shows this year, taking the stage at the iconic House of Blues in Los Angeles on December 4 and at the soon-to-be-closed Roseland in New York City on December 8. These VAMPS gigs are shaping up to be "can't miss" and

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  • INSOMNIUM releases digital single, "Ephemeral", today in North America

    "Finland's finest miserablists" (Terrorizer) INSOMNIUM have released a new digital single, "Ephemeral", today in North America! To purchase this track (with three acoustic songs as a bonus), please visit iTunes. Taken from INSOMNIUM's forthcoming album due out 2014 via Century Media Records, "Ephemeral" marks the first track to feature the band's new guitarist, Markus Vanhala (also in OMNIUM GATHERUM), who

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  • GRAND MAGUS Album Details and 3rd Studio Report Unveiled

    Swedish riff lords GRAND MAGUS have unveiled the details to their upcoming seventh studio album entitled Triumph And Power.  The record was recorded at Studio Sweetspot in Halmstad, Sweden this past September with producer Nico Elgstrand and engineer Staffan Karlsson (ARCH ENEMY, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS).  Triumph And Power is set to be released on January 31 (Europe) and February 4, 2014

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  • APOCALYPTICA Release New Video “Fight Against Monsters”

    APOCALYPTICA--the ground-breaking Finnish orchestral rock group--today (November 19) release WAGNER RELOADED-LIVE IN LEIPZIG (BMG), an epic live collaboration with the acclaimed MDR Leipzig Symphony Orchestra. The album’s release is perfectly timed since 2013 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of iconic German composer Richard Wagner. Watch “Fight Against Monsters,” the new video off WAGNER RELOADED-LIVE IN LEIPZIG, here: For WAGNER RELOADED-LIVE

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  • Hell Guitarist Kev Bower Digs Deep On Curse & Chapter Tracks

    With a little over a week left until the November, 26th  North American release of the second HELL album, Curse And Chapter, HELL guitarist, main songwriter, and keyboard player Kev Bower shares the following about the album and then digs a little deeper into each song. “Following up Human Remains was never going to be an easy task. The multiple

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  • Funny or Die Debuts "The Animated Tales of GWAR"

    For the last two years animators Myke Chillian and Tommy Meehan have been working with the members of GWAR to create a "GWARtoon" that was appropriately disgusting and objectionable enough to most accurately represent the most dangerous band in rock and roll history.  After all this long and hard work, today Funny or Die finally premieres "The Animated Tales of GWAR".  Check

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  • LITA FORD The Bitch is Back...Live

    The Bitch is Back...Live is a brand new live album from the queen of Hard Rock and Metal LITA FORD.  Hot on the heels of her TRUE comeback album "Living Like a Runaway", LITA took to the stage at the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills, California in early October of 2012 to showcase the new material as well as LITA FORD classics. Originally set for release October 22nd in North America, the album was

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  • Hartke Brings Together Music’s Finest For

    Hartke, one of the leading bass amplification manufacturers in the world, left a mark on Los Angeles’ Fonda Theatre on Saturday, November 9th at Bass Player Live. The company brought together some of music’s finest players for an all-star tribute to bass legend Geezer Butler. The all-star lineup partnered vocalists Corey Taylor (Slipknot / Stone Sour), dUg Pinnick (King’s X)

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  • DREAM THEATER LIVE AT LUNA PARK DVD IS #1

    Live At Luna Park--the new DVD released November 5 via Eagle Rock Entertainment from the Grammy-nominated progressive metal titans, DREAM THEATER--has entered at #1 on Soundscan Music DVD chart. Live At Luna Park is available on 2DVD, Blu-ray, Digital Video, and a Deluxe Edition (which includes a 60-page hardback photobook, Blu-ray, 2DVDs, and 3CDs) here: http://tinyurl.com/k34aw5q. Filmed during the final

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