Screamer Magazine February 2016
Featuring: . Also Included Rival Sons, Monster Truck, The Veer Union and Much More.

Articles in the February 2016 Issue

Interviews

  • RIVAL SONS - The Next Generation Of Rock

    “I saw Rival Sons perform and was very, very impressed. They are one of the best of the up and coming bands in their genre which is why we chose to take them on Black Sabbath’s final tour.” - Ozzy Osbourne The Long Beach, California band Rival Sons are currently touring with Black Sabbath on their final tour and its

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  • MONSTER TRUCK - Standing Tall and Sittin' Heavy

    Canadian rockers Monster Truck  may seem like they are relatively new to the rock n’ roll music scene, but in reality the band’s four members (guitarist Jeremy Widerman, lead singer and bassist Jon Harvey, keyboardist Brandon Bliss and drummer Steve Kiely), have decades of experience as musicians between them. They toured the country in bands like The Reason and St.

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  • THE VEER UNION - Set To Defy Gravity

    A lot of talent seems to be coming from Canada these days, most notably the Vancouver-based band The Veer Union. As Crispin Earl (vocals/songwriter/producer), Ryan Ramsdell (rhythm guitar), Dan Sittler (lead guitar/harmony vocals), Tyler Reimer (drums) and Amal Wijayanayake (bass guitar/screamo vocals) prepare to release their sixth studio album titled Decade on January 29, 2016 and the launch of their tour

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Reviews

  • FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE - King

    Fleshgod Apocalypse has been one of the most consistently incredible symphonic death metal artists to come out this past decade.  Interestingly enough, this abundant consistency has left their upcoming album, King, with something to prove.  If King follows in the footsteps of Agony and Labyrinth, then it runs the risk of being too similar, but at the same time, changing too

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  • OCEANS OF SLUMBER – Winter

    Progressive rock/metal quintet Oceans of Slumber will be releasing their new album Winter worldwide on March 4th via Century Media. It is a true rarity, but also a pleasure, to find a band where the members' playing intertwine so effortlessly that it becomes the listening equivalent to watching a beautifully choreographed dance. That is not to say that there aren’t

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  • WALKING WITH GIANTS - Worlds Unknown

    How often does this happen? A musician plans to get a cover band together to perform songs by some of his favorites, such as Sevendust and Alter Bridge. When he can’t find the musicians for that cover band, instead he forms an original band with members of Sevendust and Alter Bridge. Well, that is actually how Gary Noon put together

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Press Releases

  • BABYMETAL Announce Additional U.S. Tour Dates (Boston, Seattle, San Francisco and LA); New Album Set for Release

    BABYMETAL--2015's breakout all-girl-fronted Japanese heavy metal/teen-pop hybrid group--announced additional U.S. tour dates for their upcoming "Babymetal World Tour 2016" which now includes stops in Boston, MA (5/4), Seattle, WA (7/12), San Francisco, CA (7/14) and Los Angeles, CA (7/15). The group will be touring in support of their sophomore album METAL RESISTANCE, set for release April 1, 2016 via RAL/Sony

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  • LOST SOCIETY: Second Track-By-Track Video for "Braindead" Released (video)

    Young Finnish thrashers LOST SOCIETY will release their third studio album entitled Braindead, on February 12th, 2016 via Nuclear Blast. In support of this upcoming, much-anticipated record, the band has released the second track-by-track trailer, which can be viewed below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sa_Ggf2_cIw&feature=youtu.be In the second episode, Samy provides you with background information on the following tracks: Hollow Eyes Rage Me Up

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  • FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE Release Fifth "King" Studio Trailer (video)

    Symphonic death metal kings FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, will unleash their new record King on February 5th, 2016 via Nuclear Blast. To bridge the gap until then, the bandhas launched a series of studio trailers for King. Watch the fifth teaser, featuring producer Jens Bogren and recording engineer Marco Mastrobuono, below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWxcHFbaD1U   King was tracked at Kick Recording and 16th Cellar studios in Rome, and was mixed and mastered

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  • VOIVOD 'Post Society' EP Pre-Order Started; Title Track Launched Online

    Canadian progressive sci-fi metal innovators VOIVOD are soon approaching the release of their Post Society - EP Mini-CD on February 26th, 2016 via Century Media Records. Accordingly, VOIVOD are now launching the Mini-CD's title track, "Post Society", for you to check it out below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6Jf5l5xspc&feature=youtu.be VOIVOD's drummer Michel "Away" Langevin checked in to comment as follows about the song: "Another apocalyptic

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  • Last In Line Release Two Videos In Tribute To The Memory Of Bassist Jimmy Bain

    Last In Line has released two videos, a lyric video for “Blame It On Me” and a music video for “Starmaker,” in tribute to the memory of bassist Jimmy Bain. Jimmy Bain passed away at the age of 68 this weekend. Both videos were scheduled for release prior to Bain’s passing and his excitement for the world to experience these

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  • Smithsonian Institution Profiles ANTHRAX

    SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION'S NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN HISTORY PROFILES THE THRASH/METAL ROCK BAND ANTHRAX "How New York of the '80s Helped Influence Anthrax to Create East Coast Thrash" Thursday, January 28, 2016 -- The Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History has just posted a video profile of Anthrax, "How New York of the '80s Helped Influence Anthrax to Create East

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  • THE SUBWAYS Announce First U.S. Tour in Eight Years; Tickets On Sale Now; Self-Titled LP Out April 16 via Bodan Kuma Recordings

    THE SUBWAYS, perhaps best known by American audiences for their modern rock radio smash "Rock & Roll Queen", will return to the U.S. for a much-anticipated North American tour, their first since 2008. The band will be on the road supporting their new self-titled album, which is set for a US/Canadian release on April 16, 2016 (Record Store Day) via

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  • THREE TRAPPED TIGERS Signs to Superball Music; Releases New Song & Announces New Album 'Silent Earthling' due out on 4/1

    “TTT is at the cutting edge of contemporary music. Watch your fingers!”  - Brian Eno Los Angeles, CA | January 27, 2016 - Today, almost five years since the release of their acclaimed debut album, ‘Route One or Die,’ London's THREE TRAPPED TIGERS has announced the release of their second full-length album, ‘Silent Earthling,’ due April 1, 2016 on Superball

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  • NEGATIVE CRUSH Announces His Debut Album, Invisible Weapons

    Janurary 27th 2015-San Francisco, CA   Doom/Post-Metal artist negative_crush will release his debut album titled invisible weapons on label Sold.Grey.Sky.Recordings. The record is a monolithic slab of guitar driven machine noise, powered by the angst generated when human connections become meaningless, and nearly every song is heavy enough to break your heart to pieces. Despite the blackened layers of distortion,

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  • PRODUCT OF HATE Release Video For "Monster" (video)

    Wisconsin-based newcomers PRODUCT OF HATE chose their band name for a good reason - a crushing response to the world in which we live. The five-piece honed their sound by sharing the stage with Lamb Of God, Meshuggah, Gwar and Testament to name a few.  The band is pumped and is now ready to introduce the world to their debut

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  • MARYSCREEK Premier 'The Ghost Inside' Lyric Music Video

    Swedish hard rockers MARYSCREEK premieres a new lyric video for the song "The Ghost Inside", the song is taken from the new album "Infinity", released January, 22 via Escape Music. The video can be viewed below. https://youtu.be/FALc5zl6g24 The 12 tracks are mixed by Stefan Glaumann (Rammstein, Within Temptation,Europe, Paradise Lost) and mastered by Svante Forsbäck (Rammstein, Volbeat, Lindemann, Tarja Turunen). Track listing: 1. Hypnotized 2. Buried Deep Within 3. Into Infinity 4. So Afraid (to live) 5. The

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  • CIRCUS MAXIMUS Debut First Song From New Album Havoc Fourth Studio Album Available March 18th via Frontiers Music SRL

    CIRCUS MAXIMUS will release their highly anticipated fourth album, Havoc on March 18, 2016 via Frontiers Music SRL.  Today, the first song from this progressive metal masterpiece has been unveiled.  Get a first listen to the track, "The Weight" below: Havoc is available for pre-order in both physical and digital formats HERE.  There is both a standard and a Deluxe Edition.

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  • Messenger sign to InsideOutMusic for second album 'Threnodies'

    London-based progressive, psychedelic rockers Messenger have signed to InsideOutMusic for the release of their forthcoming second album 'Threnodies' due on April 22nd, 2016. They had this to say about the signing and new album: "We're very excited about our new journey with InsideOut and we hope that this new venture will take the band to the next level. Our new

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  • X JAPAN: Announce World Premiere Of Documentary Film 'WE ARE X' Set For Sundance Film Festival On Saturday, Jan. 23

    "Your average Westerner couldn't name one song, yet they've sold 30 million albums, spawned their own subculture and fill the world's most iconic arenas. Meet X JAPAN: rock's biggest cult band."--CLASSIC ROCK (U.K., November 2015) "They have collapsed and been revived, with varying lineups, countless times. In many ways, their unkillable spirit has been the source of their mythological reputation

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  • GLENN FREY, DEAD AT 67; GUITARIST AND FOUNDING MEMBER OF THE EAGLES

    The rumors are true; founding member and lead guitarist of  the Eagles, has passed away at the age of 67. Though information on the actual cause of death has not been confirmed yet, news agencies are reporting that Frey died of complications caused by rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis, and pneumonia. Frey co-wrote and sang lead on most of the Eagles

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  • BONEHAWK: Hard hitting Michigan Quartet To Release Debut Album Through Ripple Music (video)

    Ripple Music is thrilled to announce the signing of Michigan quartet Bonehawk, and with it the worldwide CD release of their debut album, Albino Rhino. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=500Oa8pEeG8&feature=youtu.be The story of BoneHawk is one that started as early as third grade, in an unassuming Kalamazoo school, where guitarist/vocalist Matt Helt and guitarist Chad Houts first met and bonded instantly over a shared

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  • Sabaton Release The Live Video For "Resist And Bite" From Heroes On Tour

    Swedish heavy metal heroes SABATON recently announced the release of their brand-new live Blu-Ray+CD/DVD+CD package called Heroes On Tour. It contains two entire breathtaking shows, one filmed at Wacken 2015 and the other at Sabaton Open Air in their hometown of Falun in the same year. Bonus features include two switchable viewing angles, live and studio. Now the time has

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  • THE 69 EYES Release First Single and Music Video For "Jet Fighter Plane" (video)

    Helsinki's infamous vampires, THE 69 EYES, proudly announced the title of their new, 12th studio album, which will be released on April 22nd via Nuclear Blast last week. Universal Monsters, as it's called, will contain eleven brand-new Finnish gothic hymns. Today, the first single from their upcoming outstanding record has been released. The band have also created a music video for the

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  • Glass Houses Sign with InVogue Records; Band Releases "Eyes & Heart" Single and Video

    North Dakota based Glass Houses have signed with InVogue Records. A music video for their latest single "Eyes & Heart" can be streamed over at the InVogue Records YouTube channel. You can also purchase the single through iTunes and MerchNow (where single comes free with t-shirt purchase). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7pbzpnuvQI The band is hitting the studio with Josh Schroeder (The Plot In

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  • Pop Evil Sell Out The Machine Shop 3x, Perform During Pistons Halftime

    Michigan darlings POP EVIL have sold out The Machine Shop in Flint Michigan three nights in a row with the first performance happening last night. "What an honor it is to have our brothers in Pop Evil be the first band to sell out The Machine Shop 3 nights in a row!," says venue owner Kevin Zink. "I am also

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Hollywood Spotlight

  • Buckcherry at The Canyon February 18th

    Buckcherry aren't afraid to push buttons. This is the band that vaulted to stardom on the dangerous and dirty fuel of the 1999 smash "Lit Up" from their gold-selling self-titled debut. Every time it plays to this day, somebody's clothes come off-and that's a fact. These are also the boys behind the rousing, raucous, and raunchy "Crazy Bitch" off 2006's

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  • LITA FORD To Release New Album "Time Capsule" April 15, 2016

    American vocalist/guitarist LITA FORD is set to release her latest album Time Capsule on SPV/Steamhammer on April 15, 2016. Thevery special and unusual recording turns back the clock to a time when honest, down-to-earth rock music was still handmade and recorded without digital tricks and contraptions. Time Capsule is a "throwback" record that boasts identifiable voices and brilliant players jamming

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  • VAMPIRES EVERYWHERE to Join FILTER & ORGY on “Make America Hate Again” North American Tour

    Los Angeles, CA | January 27, 2016 - Los Angeles rockers VAMPIRES EVERYWHERE have just announced that they will be joining Filter, Orgy, and Death Valley High an upcoming North American tour.  The “Make America Hate Again” tour kicks off in San Francisco, CA on April 13 and will span across the US, with two Canadian dates, and circle back

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  • Sunflower Dead Release New Video "It's Time To Get Weird" Featuring Jonathan Davis From Korn

    January 27th 2016  - Sunflower Dead, the infectious active rock band from Long Beach, CA, has released its new video for the song “It’s Time To Get Weird”  today. The song features Jonathan Davis from Korn can be viewed below and at the band’s official Youtube channel: http://tinyurl.com/jljnwzh The song “It’s Time To Get Weird” is the title track from the new

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  • Kids Go Wild: Babylon A.D. Headline Whisky A Go Go

    (WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA) - Seminal rock group Babylon A.D. make their triumphant return to L.A., where they'll headline a concert at the famed Whisky A Go Go, Saturday, January 30. Doors open 7:00 pm. Tickets $20. available at http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=6182575&pl=wagg. Babylon A.D.: Some History Formed in 1986, Babylon A.D. hail from San Francisco, California. Original (and current) band members Derek Davis

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  • NAMMJAM 2016 with Performances by JOHN 5, BEASTO BLANCO (feat. ALICE COOPER), L.A. GUNS & More

    Benefiting the House of Blues Music Forward Foundation, the "hottest ticket at NAMM", NAMMJAM 2016, continues it's legacy with a stellar line-up to include performances by: · JOHN 5 AND THE CREATURES (featuring special surprise guests); · Chuck Garric's BEASTO BLANCO w/ special guest, ALICE COOPER; · Sunset Strip royalty L.A. GUNS; · Legendary guitarist, DANNY B. HARVEY w/special guest

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  • Travis Barker Presents MUSINK; 3-Day Tattoo Convention, Car Show & Concert

    The 9th annual MUSINK, presented by Travis Barker, is set for March 4, 5 and 6, 2016 at the OC Fair & Events Center in Costa Mesa, CA. The three-day tattoo convention, car show and concert--Southern California's premier tattoo and music lifestyle event--will host over 300 world renowned tattoo artists and will feature performances from headliners Snoop Dogg, Deftones, Circa

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NAMM 2016 Show Coverage