Screamer Magazine February 2012
Featuring: Megadeth. Also Included Michael Olivieri Band, Fishbone, Lacuna Coil, Ratt, L.A. Guns, Bang Tango, Knight Fury, Seether, Michael Cartellone, Bleeker Ridge, Warrant, Rival Sons and Much More.

Articles in the February 2012 Issue

Interviews

  • He Ain't No M.O.B.ster

    Leatherwolf frontman, Michael Olivieri has a new project, aptly titled M.O.B. (Michael Olivieri Band). But if you're looking for Leatherwolf, you're howling up the wrong tree. M.O.B.'s self-titled album is a hickory smoked blend of rock, pop and Southern rock, complete with slide guitar and harmonica. Olivieri explains this music is heartfelt and is very proud and excited about the

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  • Exclusive interview with Fishbone bassist Norwood Fisher

    It isn't often that a band breaks onto the music scene and sets the world on fire.  In 1979, Los Angeles musical pioneers Fishbone did just that.  Their music is a mixture of punk, hard rock, funk and soul, and they have been influencing younger bands for over twenty-five years.  Many bands of today have stated Fishbone as their musical

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  • Interview with Lacuna Coil vocalist Cristina Scabbia

    Courtesy: Century MediaItalian rockers Lacuna Coil are currently on Megadeth’s Gigantour in support of their latest album, Dark Adrenaline.  Their sixth full length release was produced by Don Gilmore (Linkin Park, Bullet for My Valentine) in Milan and Los Angeles.  Their music has been described as alternative metal, heavy metal and even Gothic metal, but they have a unique sound that’s all

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  • Public Enemies No. 1, 2, 3 & 4

    You've got to admire a rock star who uses the word "serendipitous" in conversation.  Of course, Dave Ellefson isn't your average rock star.  He has a bachelor's degree in business, is a published author and is studying to be an ordained minister in the Lutheran church.  Given that, chatting with him goes beyond the usual "let's talk about your latest album"

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  • No Rest For The Rodents

    For a band that has been around for the better part of 30 years, has sold millions of records and toured the world over, Ratt still has the energy and enthusiasm of a band half their age.  Like the rats found in the streets of L.A. these guys are cunning, tenacious and hungry as ever!  They are currently in pre-production

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  • L.A. Guns Forever

    When you say "L.A. Guns" the first response is usually, "which one?"  The split of L.A. Guns is as well-documented as Tiger's and Elin's and fortunately none of the Guns had a set of golf clubs at their disposal.  The fact that two bands with the same name, in the same town can be confusing at best.  There's Tracii's and

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  • Pistol Whipping the Boys in Bang Tango

    Bang Tango has a long history with Screamer Magazine, dating back to the late 80's and although Joe Leste' (vocals) is the only original member of that group, his fellow band mates embody the spirit of the original band.  Scott LaFlamme (guitar), Lance Eric (bass) and Trent Anderson (drums) are all accomplished musicians and are doing us old Bang Tango

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  • Into the Knight With Chris Sanders

    Knight Fury is the brainchild of guitarist/songwriter, Chris Sanders who may be best known for his work with Lizzy Borden and Nadir D'Priest...until now.  Sanders assembled a cast of amazing players and friends to record Knight Fury's debut album, Time To Rock, a back-to-the-roots metal album.  The players include William King on vocals, Dave Ellefson (Megadeth) on bass, Ken Mary

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  • Out of the Fraying Pan Into the Fire

    Seether's long road to success is one fraught with twists, turns, potholes, traffic jams and multiple car pile-ups.  That is if you consider personnel changes, canceled tours, delayed album releases and rehab detours.  With the success of the South African band's new album, Holding Onto to Strings Better Left to Fray, Seether, Shaun Morgan (lead vocals, guitar),  Dale Stewart (bass,

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  • Michael Cartellone: Damn Renaissance Man

    What do Damn Yankees, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Cher, Freddie Mercury, Accept, John Fogerty and Peter Frampton all have in common?  You guessed it, Michael Cartellone.  Cartellone is not just a drummer, he’s an extremely versatile drummer.  Perhaps best known for his work with the multi-platinum band Damn Yankees (Ted Nugent, Tommy Shaw, Jack Blades), he has spent the last 13 years

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  • Orillia: Small Town Dead

    Orillia is the Ontario home town of Canada’s Bleeker Ridge.  A place once quoted by the band's singer, Taylor Perkins as “Somewhere you would go and watch a movie, leave and go break things!” Perkins, his brother Cole: guitar, Dan Steinke: guitar and his brother Dustin: drums are collectively Bleeker Ridge and that collectively, makes them shit hot. There is

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  • This Warrants A Second Look

    2011 proved to be a good year for veteran rockers Warrant.  With the release of their latest album, Rockaholic, their first on Frontiers Records, the band found themselves in high demand.  Tour dates with label mates Whitesnake as well as Cinderella and fellow Sunset Strip Kings Poison, had Warrant playing over 50 dates in support of the album.  With the

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  • More Than Pressure and Time to Rival these Sons

    These L.A. boys are already showing they have what it takes to compete with the heavyweights. Having supported Judas Priest, who Singer Jay Buchanan describes as “Good, kind people” and Queensryche in the UK recently, they return to the land of the Metal Head, hoping to receive another warm welcome, (the Brits were gracious enough to accept the band on

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Press Releases

  • Joe Satriani's SATCHURATED in Theatres This Thursday - March 1st

    Joe Satriani, one of the most respected and innovative guitarist’s in the world today, announces the March 1st limited theatre release of the live-concert film, Satchurated: Live in Montreal.   Satchuratedwas filmed live during Satriani’s “The Wormhole Tour”, supporting his studio album Black Swans and Wormhole Wizards at the Metropolis in Montreal, Canada.  The December 12, 2010 concert was filmed by

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  • SLASH: First Single “You’re A Lie” Is Now On the Radio

    SLASH has released “You’re A Lie” to the radio worldwide. The hard-charging song marks the first single off the iconic, Grammy-winning rock guitarist and songwriter's forthcoming second studio album APOCALYPTIC LOVE. Listen to a 30 second preview of the song here: http://www.slashonline.com/. "You're A Lie" is the second song I brought to the band in 2011 during the last tour,” explains

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  • Johnny Cash's 80th Birthday, this Sunday, 2/26

    This Sunday, February 26, would have been Johnny Cash's 80th birthday. A year-long celebration of the Man in Black's birthday begins this Sunday with ground-breaking on the restoration of his Dyess, Arkansas boyhood home - The Johnny Cash Boyhood Home Project. Time Magazine just posted this beautiful "LightBox" of "rare and unpublished photos of the Country music icon." Enjoy. And

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  • Holywood's House Of Blues Launches All Ages Live Blues Series

    In a development that is guaranteed to make Southern California's fiercely loyal and ever-growing Blues community jump for joy, the House of Blues/Sunset is presenting a new, all-ages, Blues Concert Series in its second floor Crossroads Restaurant and Concert Hall. Guitar slingers Big Shot Reub and the Reloaders (Friday, February 24) and Dave Widow And the Lineup (Saturday, February 25)

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  • Jeff Scott Soto’s Brand New Video “Look Inside Your Heart”

    Jeff Scott Soto fans worldwide can view below to witness the worldwide premiere of the video for “Look Inside Your Heart”. The song is the first single from Soto’s forthcoming album DAMAGE CONTROL and features Soto collaborating with Night Ranger guitarist Joel Hoekstra, who can also be seen in the video. Jeff Scott Soto’s new album DAMAGE CONTROL will be

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  • Jack Blades’ Brand New Video “Back In The Game” Has Exclusive Worldwide Premiere On Hannity.Com Today

    Jack Blades fans worldwide can go to www.hannity.com or view the video below right now to witness the worldwide premiere of the video for “Back In The Game”. The song is the first single from Jack Blades’ forthcoming album ROCK N’ ROLL RIDE. The video imparts a strong patriotic message of the debt of gratitude owed to the military of this nation. Blades,

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  • The Cult To Headline SXSW Auditorium Shores Stage on 3/17

    The Cult will make its 2012 concert debut when the band plays the South by Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival next month, headlining the Auditorium Shores Stage on Saturday, March 17.  The Auditorium Shores Stage show will be free and open to the public, and The Cult will take the stage at 8:00PM. "SXSW is thrilled that The Cult is returning to

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  • Tyketto Is Releasing First New Album In 18 Years: “Dig In Deep”

    Frontiers Records is proud to announce the release of the first new album in 18 years from New Jersey rockers Tyketto: DIG IN DEEP is due out on April 20th in Europe and April 24th in North America and features the original line-up. With recent appearances at Sweden Rock, Download, Firefest, Hard Rock Hell and Hard in Rio, the band

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  • Rob Zombie and Megadeth Announce Co-Headlining Tour

    ROB ZOMBIE and MEGADETH have just announced a co-headlining tour guaranteed to raise the temperature on the planet.  The trek, which marks the first time the two bands have toured together, kicks off Friday, May 11 in Holmdel, NJ and encompasses high-profile appearances at several rock festivals, including Rock On The Range and Rocklahoma.  Rob Zombie will headline Rocklahoma, co-line

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  • Black Sabbath's Sole European Performance This Summer Set For U.K.'S Download Festival

    BLACK SABBATH --who late last year confirmed the recording of their first new album in more than 33 years and a worldwide headlining tour--have had to put some plans on hold due to Tony Iommi’s battle with lymphoma.  At this time, BLACK SABBATH will perform only one show of this summer’s previously scheduled European tour.  It will take place Sunday,

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  • Trixter Has Confirmed Release Date of New Album "New Audio Machine"

    Trixter is ready to give it to you good with first new album in 20 years: “New Audio Machine” due out In april on frontiers records. Frontiers Records is proud to announce the return of good-time rock n’ rollers, Trixter; the band’s first new album in 20 years, NEW AUDIO MACHINE, has been confirmed for a release date on April

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  • Orgy Returns After Seven-Year Hiatus

    Hollywood, CA rockers ORGY are back! The multi-platinum band will be hitting the road for the first time since 2005 on their “Bad Blood Tour 2012,” set to kick off this Saturday, February 18 in Point Richmond, CA. The six-week trek, with support from Faultline, One-Eyed Doll, The Attitude and various local bands, will take the newly reformed band across

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  • Megadeth Frontman Dave Mustaine Responds To Report He Has Endorsed Rick Santorum

    MEGADETH frontman DAVE MUSTAINE has issued the following statement to clarify reports that he has endorsed Rick Santorum for president: “Contrary to how some people have interpreted my words, I have not endorsed any presidential candidate. What I did say was that I hope to see a Republican in the White House. I’ve seen good qualities in all the candidates

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  • Slash Reveals Cover Art And Album Title

    SLASH--the iconic, Grammy-winning rock guitarist and songwriter--has revealed the cover artwork and album title for his second studio album APOCALYPTIC LOVE. Due out May 22, the new album features Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators and will be released on SLASH’s own label Dik Hayd International and distributed through EMI. SLASH is currently in a Los Angeles studio putting the final touches

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  • “Resurgence Of Rock,” BlancaWhite’s Debut Album, Inspires A Global Resurgence Of Hard Rock

    It’s high time for a resurgence of classic hard rock! With that rallying cry, BlancaWhite will release its debut, full-length album, “Resurgence of Rock,” on Tuesday, February 7th, 2012 to significant fanfare and acclaim including major feature interviews with many fine rock websites and radio stations circling the globe. Sung by legendary vocalists from the 70s and 80s hard rock era,

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  • Chevelle First Single “Face To The Floor” Dominates The Rock Charts

    While CHEVELLE are preparing their return to the road after a string of sold out radio shows and tours nationwide, the alternative hard rock trio has announced their explosive first single “Face To The Floor”--off their recently released album HATS OFF TO THE BULL (Epic Records)--has dominated the Active Rock chart at the #1 spot for the last 13 weeks.

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  • Swedish Sleaze Rock Masters CRAZY LIXX announce the release date of Riot Avenue

    Frontiers Records is excited to announce the release date of CRAZY LIXX anticipated third studio album entitled “Riot Avenue” on April 20th in Europe and April 24th inNorth America. Almost an exact decade after vocalist Danny Rexon and ex-guitarist Vic Zino (now in Hardcore Superstar) started playing together under the name Crazy Lixx, the band is about to release what,

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  • Slash Announces U.S. Headlining Tour Beginning May 3

    As he puts the finishing touches on his as-yet-untitled second solo album due out May 22, SLASH--the iconic, Grammy-winning rock guitarist and songwriter--has announced that his headlining U.S. tour will begin May 3 in Baltimore. A fan pre-sale begins this Wednesday, February 15, with the regular on-sale starting Friday, February 17. Tickets will be available at: http://www.slashonline.com/.  The itinerary (see

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  • Warrant “Home” Video Contest

    Warrant wants to honor Unsung Heroes and see what selfless acts are being done all around the world! So submit your own “HOME” video for a chance to win an autographed G&L guitar along with a BBE Green Screamer & Case. The winner will be chosen by the number of likes on Facebook or plays on Youtube. To enter upload

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  • Mötley Crüe In Sin City: Launches With Two Spectacular Sold-Out Shows

    Rolling into this past weekend's Super Bowl festivities where they were featured in the KIA Optima commercial, the world’s most notorious band has taken the world’s most notorious city by storm. Mötley Crüe--vocalist VINCE NEIL, guitarist MICK MARS, bassist NIKKI SIXX and drummer TOMMY LEE—launched Las Vegas’ first-ever hard rock residency with MÖTLEY CRÜE IN SIN CITY at The Joint at

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  • 2012 Duffing For Dollars Raises $50,000 for "MUSICARES"

    2012 Duffing For Dollars -Entertainment Industry Golf Tournament and Auction Raises $50,000 for "MUSICARES"  Duffer--n. A casual or mediocre player of golf. That pretty much sums up many, but certainly not all the participants who came out swingin’ this past Monday in Mission Viejo for a great cause. Music industry vets Kevin Lyman (Vans Warped Tour, Country Throwdown, Rockstar Energy

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  • Manraze Premieres Brand New Single/Video Titled “Take On The World”

    Manraze, that powerful trio consisting of Def Leppard’s lead guitarist Phil Collen who also stands front & center on MR lead vocals, the Sex Pistol’s iconic drummer Paul Cook, and Collen’s former Girl band bassist Simon Laffy brings in 2012 with a fast paced tribute for one of Britain’s best and brightest in the world of BSB. Tommy Hill secured

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  • Slash To Release Second Studio Solo Album May 22

    SLASH--the iconic, Grammy-winning rock guitarist and songwriter--is currently in a Los Angeles studio putting the finishing touches on his second solo album.  The as-yet-untitled disc is due out May 22 on SLASH’s own label Dik Hayd International distributed through EMI and will follow his 2010 debut album Slash and his November 2011 first-ever live  solo album, the two-CD/DVD set Made

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  • Jack Blades To Release New Solo Album: “Rock N’ Roll Ride”

    Much-beloved singer/songwriter/bass player extraordinaire Jack Blades is slated to release his brand new solo album, ROCK N’ ROLL RIDE, on March 23rd in Europe and March 27th in North America via Frontiers Records. The new album marks Blades’ second solo release for the label. The new record marks Blades’ second solo release for the label. Hot off the heels of

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  • Winchester Rebels Rockin' The Sunset Strip, Play The Roxy Feb. 9 2012

    Santa Barbara's Winchester Rebels have arrived on the local rock scene with the goal of putting it on the rock 'n' roll map  - and then, moving onto the national stage where they rightly belong. As Kid Rock says, "it ain't bragging if you can back it up" - and this talented rock group, as heard on their new album

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  • Megadeth Kicks Off 'Gigantour'

    DAVE MUSTAINE of iconic multi-platinum metal group MEGADETH has launched his critically acclaimed touring festival GIGANTOUR to a roaring and acclaimed start in the northeast U.S.  Sharing the stage every night with the headlining MEGADETH are MOTÖRHEAD, VOLBEAT and LACUNA COIL on the trek which kicked off January 26 in Camden, NJ at the Susquehanna Bank Center and has already

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  • The Darkness: Debut New Song “Nothin’s Gonna Stop Us”

    THE DARKNESS--original members JUSTIN HAWKINS (vocals/guitars), DAN HAWKINS (guitars/backing vocals), FRANKIE POULLAIN (bass) and ED GRAHAM (drums)--have premiered the video for “Nothin’s Gonna Stop Us,” the band’s first new song in six years. Watch the video below. http://youtu.be/lEhgNW-l2Ys “Nothin’s Gonna Stop Us” was recorded and produced by the band and Nick Brine in Norfolk, England and mixed in Austin, TX

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  • Statement on Black Sabbath Album & Tour

    Dear Sabbath Fans, Fellow Musicians and Interested Parties, At this time, I would love nothing more than to be able to proceed with the Black Sabbath album and tour. However, I am unable to continue unless a “signable” contract is drawn up; a contract that reflects some dignity and respect toward me as an original member of the band. Last

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  • The Cult To Release New Studio Album

    One of the finest British rock acts to have enjoyed worldwide success over the last few decades, The Cult has wrapped up recording Choice of Weapon, the group's first studio album in five years. The album is set for a May 22, 2012 U.S. release on the band's new label Cooking Vinyl, and its 10 tracks reveal the band at

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Product Press Releases

  • POSSE Personal Monitor Mix System Named “Best of Show” at NAMM 2012

    Designed by musicians for musicians, POSSE AUDIO introduced a revolutionary, affordable and compact system for musicians, recording artists, and music venues at this year’s 2012 NAMM Show and scored a coveted “Best of Show” award, selected by the editors from the ProSoundNetwork (Pro Sound News and Pro Audio Review). POSSE was named among an elite group of only 15 new

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  • Melodyne Awarded Technical Grammy

    At this year's 54th annual Grammy Awards, the nod for Technical Grammy goes to Celemony's Melodyne editing software. Since its release more than a decade ago, Melodyne, has become an invaluable tool for studio professionals, gaining recognition as one of the most powerful and unique audio editors available. And PreSonus Studio One software is the only digital audio workstation software to

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  • Sennheiser and House of Blues Renew Marketing Alliance

    Four years ago, audio specialist Sennheiser teamed up with the House of Blues – creator of a celebrated collection of intimate music venues. Sennheiser supplied a comprehensive set of its evolution series wired and wireless microphones and personal monitors, as well as Sennheiser headphones and Neumann microphones, to each of the House of Blues’ thirteen locations in theUnited States. The

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  • Monte Pittman Signature Jarrell MPS Guitar Gets Debut At Super Bowl XLVI

    The Super Bowl Half Time Show has been home to many memorable guitar moments, and Super Bowl XLVI will be no exception. Phillip Jarrell of Jarrell Guitars announced at the 2012 NAMM Show the first live performance of the revolutionary new Monte Pittman Signature Jarrell MPS guitar during Super Bowl KLVI Halftime Show on Sunday, February 5th, courtesy of Monte

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