Screamer Magazine Issue #139 - March 1, 2018

Issue: 139

Featuring: . Also Included Walking Papers, David Ellefson, Emma Anzai of Sick Puppies, NAMM 2018, Cristina Scabbia, Mike Portnoy, Daeg Faerch, Jimmy Wooten, In This Moment, P.O.D., New Years Day, DED, Electric Radio Kings, Ded and Much More.

Articles in the Issue #139 Issue

Interviews

  • WALKING PAPERS - Walking the Walk with Jefferson Angell

    Hailing from Seattle, supergroup Walking Papers is back with a new album.  The band was formed by Jefferson Angell (The Missionary Position, Post Stardom Depression) and features Duff McKagan (Guns N' Roses, Velvet Revolver, Jane’s Addiction), Barrett Martin (Screaming Trees, Mad Season) and Benjamin Anderson (The Missionary Position).  The band formed in 2012 when they released their self-titled debut album

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  • Interview with DAVID ELLEFSON of Megadeth, Metal Allegiance & Ellefson Coffee Co

    So many artists are finding ways to expand their careers beyond music. For bassist and coffee aficionado David Ellefson, coffee sounded like the perfect way to go. From Megadeth, Metal Allegiance, record label owner, music producer and now Ellefson Coffee Co. it is safe to say that there is nothing that Ellefson can’t do. During The NAMM Show in Anaheim

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  • EMMA ANZAI of SICK PUPPIES - NAMM 2018

    Australian rock bassist Emma Anzai, who has climbed her way to eminence with her band Sick Puppies has become a substantial role model for female artists. When we interviewed the band in 2016, they were about to release their fifth studio album titled Fury which included their hit Stick To Your Guns, a song that reached the number one added song on

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  • NAMM 2018 - Mike Portnoy, Cristina Scabbia, Daeg Faerch, Jimmy Wooten

    The 2018 NAMM (The National Association of Music Merchants) Show at the Anaheim Convention Center has successfully been added to the history books, drawing in hundreds of thousands of musicians, celebrities and industry-driven attendees excited to check out state-of-the-art innovative products from wall to wall vendors that satisfied every consumer's musical taste and needs. Companies such as Schecter Guitars, Hal

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  • ELECTRIC RADIO KINGS - Under The Lights Fantastic

    Hailing from Las Vegas, Electric Radio Kings is an electrifying new band featuring ex-L.A. Guns guitarist Stacey Blades.  The music is not only modern and new, but it will resonate with rock music fans everywhere.  At the forefront of the band is singer Paul Christiana and Blades.  The duo has been working together since 2013.  Rounding out the band is

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  • DED – Bringing World Misanthropy

    This four-man Arizona nu metal/hardcore band has spent the last several years touring and gaining exposure and visibility, while finding the perfect blend of sound and noise to fit their moniker.  Already seasoned road dogs, they’ve incorporated part horror move, part loud introspection and part insane thrash party into what became Ded.  Vocalist Joe Cotela leads the mosh pit march

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Reviews

  • JUDAS PRIEST – Firepower

    British metal legends Judas Priest are set to release album 18, Firepower, March 9.  The leather-clad legends are still cranking out new, heavy, valid metal.  With a 40-year library of classic albums, not many bands can say they were part of metal’s formation. Lightning Strike and Firepower are the first tastes of new electricity from the forthcoming 14 track release.

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  • WATAIN - Trident Wolf Eclipse

    Even if one is not familiar with Swedish Black Metal band Watain’s  music, they have probably heard rumors about their stage shows, which often feature decapitated goat heads on spikes, giant upside down crosses, fire, and generally satanic epicness. The rumors are true, the band is a force to be reckoned with live, but they certainly have more to offer

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  • The Witching Hour Tour - In This Moment, P.O.D., New Years Day & DED

    Friday February 2, the 20-date The Witching Hour Tour featuring In This Moment, P.O.D., New Years Day and DED played Express Live in Columbus.  It was a four-punch West Coast package with fans stacking the venue, many dressing as ‘Blood Girls’ or in Maria Brink attire. Hardcore, nu metal from Phoenix poured out the speakers as DED opened the night

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  • NEW YEARS DAY - Diary of a Creep

    New Years Day has tailored their vision from the beginning, dangling inner skeletons and personal demons for the world to see. With infectious sights and sounds vocalist Ash Costello has left her mark in every ringing ear and devoted eye.  Like a haunted house she’s painted grim portraits with harsh decayed brushstrokes. Diary of a Creep is a reflective look

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  • SAXON - Thunderbolt

    After 40 years, Saxon is still going strong, releasing their 22nd album, Thunderbolt. Battering Ram in 2015 was their latest release, and although there have of course been a few line-up changes throughout the years, Biff and the boys don’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon as they embark on leg one of their European tour at the end

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  • THUNDERMOTHER - Thundermother

    In their nearly decade of existence, Sweden’s all female Thundermother have gone through trials and tribulations, enough to put a permanent pothole in the road to success.  Sole original member guitarist Filippa Nässil has soldiered on, carrying her vision high with pride along new blood in vocalist Guernica Mancini, bassist Sara Pettersson and drummer Emlee Johansson. In June 2017 they

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  • BRIAN FALLON - Sleepwalkers

    So often in the music industry, we see artists leave the comfort of their past lives.  They leave the bands that grew with them as musicians, sometimes it's amicable other times it is in a fiery explosion that rocks their fanbase to the core.  In Brian Fallon's case, we find a lead singer who has in many ways shown that very fanbase

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Press Releases

  • AT THE GATES Unveil Artwork and First Details for “To Drink From The Night Itself”

    Swedish melodic death metal pioneers AT THE GATES are soon to unleash their much anticipated new album “To Drink From The Night Itself” on May 18th, 2018 via CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS.   Produced with Russ Russell (Napalm Death, The Haunted, Dimmu Borgir, etc.) at Parlour Studios in the UK, the album follows up 2014’s acclaimed comeback release “At War With

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  • Watch: Stone Broken Tackle Sensitive Issue of Domestic Abuse in Video Clip for 'Heartbeat Away'

    Stone Broken tackle the sensitive issue of domestic abuse head on with the release of a rousing narrative and performance video for current single, ‘Heartbeat Away’. The video, released exclusively with Kerrang!, features on forthcoming studio album, Ain’t Always Easy, set for release on March 2nd 2018. The ‘Heartbeat Away’ track resonates deeply with the band, depicting the all too

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  • SLAYER Looks Back on 37 Years

    On January 23, 2018, Slayer announced that it would wrap up its 37 years together with one last tour around the globe.  Before the band begins that final sojourn on May 10,  Tom Araya, Kerry King, Gary Holt and Paul Bostaph sat down and talked about all things Slayer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJe1A5M4t3o Leg One, North America of Slayer's final world tour will feature

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  • New Video and Single from Bad Llama 'Crooked Empire'

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsFf78dgmZs&feature=youtu.be   Bad Llama is a band with a distinctive individual style. Combining soulful diverse vocals, uplifting choruses, power house drumming, teasing guitar riffs, heavily funked up bass and an in your face live performance. "Festival Worthy Anthems" - Guitar Superstore "I love The Wolf you Feed! Seriously! Can't wait to hear More!" -Kimberley Bayliss Vulturehound  "How can you not

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  • Diane & The Deductibles Will Rock "THE ROSE" in Pasadena

    Legendary music icons are set to share the stage at The Rose in Pasadena on Friday, March 9th when Diane & The Deductibles team up with longtime friends, Missing Persons featuring Dale Bozzio (founder and lead singer) for a night of familiar hits and new songs sure to please all ages! Tickets are available for this event at: https://www.dianeandthedeductibles.com/the-rose--mar-9.html. Diane & The Deductibles offer up ORIGINAL

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  • The Wild! Debut "Best In The West" Music Video

    Canadian rock outlaws, The Wild! have debuted a brand new video for the single "Best In The West," today exclusively via LOUDWIRE.COM. Directed by long-time band collaborator Stuey Kubrick, this is the third music video the band has released from their latest LP, Wild At Heart.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VuWqpL1DbE&feature=youtu.be "An accurate depiction of life on a road with a band built on

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  • Greta Van Fleet Adds More 2018 North American Dates

    Exploding onto the music scene just last year with all U.S. headline dates sold out in advance, its debut single, "Highway Tune," a #1 rock radio track in both the U.S. and Canada, and its upcoming inaugural European tour completely sold out, Frankenmuth, Michigan's Greta Van Fleet continues its red-hot streak with the announcement of additional headline dates on its 2018

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  • Rocklahoma Daily Band Lineups Announced & Single Day Tickets On Sale Now

    The daily band lineups have been announced for Rocklahoma, presented by Bud Light, May 25, 26 & 27, 2018 at "Catch the Fever" Festival Grounds in Pryor, Oklahoma, just outside Tulsa. Weekend and Single Day tickets are on sale now at www.Rocklahoma.com. The 12th year of Rocklahoma, presented by Bud Light--America’s Biggest Memorial Day Weekend Party--will feature performances from a

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  • 13th Annual Ventura County Blues Festival, Dedicated to the Late Mickey Jones

    The 13th Annual Ventura County Blues Festival, Southern California's Longest-Running Yearly Big Blues Event, returns on Saturday, April 28, to Studio Channel Islands, 2222 E. Ventura Blvd., in Camarillo. Gates open 10:00 am, music begins at 11:00 am. Tickets $30. (Pre-Sale), $40. (Day of Show). Kids 12 and under, free with paid Adult General Admission. V.I.P. Tickets $125. (online only).

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  • Black Label Society Debuts "A Love Unreal" Music Video

    February 19, 2018 -- BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, led by American guitar icon Zakk Wylde, has released another brand new music video for the single "A Love Unreal" from their latest LP, Grimmest Hits. The video was directed by long-time collaborating director Justin Reich. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R98MHlsbUeU&feature=youtu.be Black Label Society recently soared into the charts with their new LP via Entertainment One, Grimmest Hits.

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  • Megadeth’s David Ellefson Sets Dates For Midwest Coffee Tour, Launches Ellefson Coffee Stout With Hydra Beer Company, Combat

    Fresh off of a hugely successful NAMM SHOW exhibiting with Ellefson Coffee Co, and his labels EMP LABEL GROUP and COMBAT, MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson has announced a string of March Midwest appearances including the launch of the URBAN LEGEND COFFEE STOUT with Sioux Falls microbrewery HYDRA BEER COMPANY. The URBAN LEGEND release comes on the heels of the successful

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  • STYX, JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS To Co-Headline U.S. Summer Tour Kicking Off May 30 With TESLA

    Legendary rockers STYX and JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS are teaming up with TESLA for a summer U.S. tour that kicks off May 30 in Irvine, CA at the FivePoint Amphitheatre. Tickets for various cities of the tour, produced by Live Nation, will go on sale starting Friday, February 16 at 10am local time at Livenation.com. STYX and TESLA will

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  • Black Stone Cherry To Release Sixth Studio Album FAMILY TREE on April 20

    BLACK STONE CHERRY is set to release their sixth studio album, Family Tree via Mascot Records/Mascot Label Group on 20th April 2018.  Burnin’, the first musical taste of the new collection is available today, along with the ability to pre-order the release in various physical and digital formats.  Check out the lyric video for Burnin’  and pick up your digital version

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  • Pop Evil to Support Poison/Cheap Trick, New Studio Video Released

    2018 will be the year POP EVIL returns to American amphitheaters in full force supporting two legendary acts, POISON and CHEAP TRICK on the “Poison…Nothin’ But A Good Time 2018” tour. Vocalist Leigh Kakaty weighs in: “This spring is going to be an exciting one for POP EVIL, that’s for sure! What a fantastic opportunity to bring our live show

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  • Deliverance Return To Unleash ‘The Subversive Kind’

    Deliverance are pleased to announce they are working with Roxx Records and 3 Frogz Records, to officially release their brand new album, 'The Subversive Kind,’ on February 23rd, 2018. Hailing from Los Angeles, the band is comprised of members Jimmy Brown (founding member, lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Glenn Rogers (original member, lead/rhythm guitar), Victor Macias (formerly of Tourniquet, bass), and

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  • Judas Priest Unleash Title Track From ‘Firepower’

    The buzz surrounding legendary metal band Judas Priest’s forthcoming album, ‘Firepower,’ is undeniably growing louder - on the strength of the video clip for the track “Lightning Strike,” as well as many of the attractive/limited edition purchasing options made available for fans via PledgeMusic already being sold out. And it will soon reach a fever pitch with the unveiling of another

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  • KOBRA AND THE LOTUS Unveil Album Details For 'Prevail II'

    KOBRA AND THE LOTUS kept their word and will soon deliver the second part of their opus magnum one year after the successful release of rock juggernaut Prevail I!  Prevail II is the proverbial yang to the yin and continues right where KOBRA AND THE LOTUS left off in 2017. Set for a release on April 27th 2018 with Napalm

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  • Greta Van Fleet To Perform At Elton John's Oscar Party

    One of rock's hottest new bands, GRETA VAN FLEET will perform at this year's Elton John AIDS Foundation's 26th annual Academy Awards Viewing Party to be held on Sunday, March 4 in Los Angeles.   "We were speechless when Elton called us," said the band's guitarist Jake Kiszka.  "We are all big fans of his, so are very, very honored

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  • Black Label Society's Grimmest Hits Soars Onto the Billboard Charts

    Black Label Society, led by iconic American guitarist Zakk Wylde, has soared into the charts with their new LP out today via Entertainment One, Grimmest Hits. The LP has landed at #4 on the Billboard Current Charts, the highest charting LP since Order Of The Back released back in 2009.  Grimmest Hits reached #1 on the Billboard Hard Music, #1

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  • VIDEO: Anthrax Live DVD Sneak Peek

    Monday, January 29, 2018 -- Anthrax is offering its fans a sneak peek at what they can expect from the band's upcoming live-in-concert DVD, "Kings Among Scotland," due out April 27 (Megaforce).  The band's 1987 classic "Caught In A Mosh," can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJl7PtE0J6g&feature=youtu.be The two-hour "Kings Among Scotland" was filmed February 15, 2017 at the band's sold-out concert

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  • W.A.S.P. - Release Video Clip For "Chainsaw Charlie"

    In December 2017, W.A.S.P. successfully completed their "ReIdolized" tour supporting the 25th anniversary of their iconic hit album "The Crimson Idol", the legendary story of Jonathan Aaron Steele, which will finally be released in a rerecorded version and of the album with the 4 missing songs - as originally intended - together with "The Crimson Idol" movie on DVD and

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  • The Rocket Dolls Premiere New Music Video 'None Of This Is Right'

    Ones to watch! The Rocket Dolls have premiered their energized music video for new single ‘None Of This Is Right’. The song is taken from The Rocket Doll's forthcoming sophomore album ‘DeadHead’, which is released 6th April. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XozaV8352U HERE WE GO....The first song from the new album, and now the first music video is here… there's no doubt about it,

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  • Greta Van Fleet: 2018 Tour Dates, Recording Debut Album

    January 24, 2018 -- Greta Van Fleet, who took the 2017 music scene by storm with its dynamic rock 'n' roll debut single "Highway Tune" claiming the #1 spot at Rock Radio for five consecutive weeks, amassing 10-million-plus Spotify plays and 6.8-million YouTube views in 2017 alone, selling out every single one of its headline dates in advance, and being named

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  • Ellefson Coffee Co Exhibit At NAMM, Debut Artist Signature Roasts With Skid Row, Queensryche’s Michael Wilton, And Autograph!

    ELLEFSON COFFEE CO, the premium coffee brand of Megadeth bassist David Ellefson, has announced they will be exhibiting at WINTER NAMM, Jan 25-28 at the ANAHEIM CONVENTION CENTER in Anaheim, CA, in HALL D, booth 3905, along with Ellefson’s EMP LABEL GROUP, including COMBAT RECORDS, EMP UNDERGROUND, EMP OUTLAW and THC MUSIC, and will debut new SIGNATURE ARTIST ROASTS with

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  • JOE SATRIANI Earns Highest Chart Position of his over 30-Year Career

    JOE SATRIANI’s 16th studio album, What Happens Next, debuts today at #9 on Billboard’s Top Current Album chart as well as the Top Album Sales Chart. In addition, the album also debuted at #2 on the Billboard Hard Rock Album Chart and at #4 on the Top Rock Album Chart. This new, instrumentally electrifying album features a power trio of

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  • Pop Evil Release "Colors Bleed" Music Video (watch)

    POP EVIL have released a new music video today for their newest single, "Colors Bleed," alongside an exclusive Q&A with Billboard Magazine seen here. The band brought back director Columbia Tatone, who also directed the recent "Waking Lions" video. "The #MeToo movement has been a paramount inspiration to my creative endeavors," says Tatone. "The courage of individuals has inspired and empowered

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  • Spider Rockets To Release Long-Awaited New Album, January 26th

    New Jersey's Spider Rockets are set to release their fifth full-length album 'Along Came A Spider,' January 26th via P-Dog Records.  Today, the artwork and track listing have been revealed.  Check out the lyric video for the first single entitled "Sick"below.  The album will be available for pre-order next week! "We have always done things our way and 'Along Came

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  • STEVE HACKETT Launches Live Clip of ‘El Niño’, Live in Birmingham

    On Friday, January 26th 2018, Inside Out Music will release ‘Wuthering Nights: Live in Birmingham’, the new live release from guitar legend Steve Hackett.   Wuthering Nights was filmed at the Birmingham Symphony Hall during Hackett’s recent, critically-acclaimed Genesis Revisited & Classic Hackett tour.   Available as Special Edition 2CD + 2DVD Digipak, Blu-Ray, Digital album this is a must-have for any prog

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  • Lance Lopez Announces New Solo Album 'Tell The Truth,' out 3-2-18

    Texas six string legend Lance Lopez is set to unleash his long-awaited new solo album, 'Tell The Truth,' March 2nd, 2018 on Mascot Label Group. Tell The Truth is an autobiographical tour-de-force through the life and times of an archetypal Texas blues legend with all the highs and lows that inevitably accompany this time honored path. Lance Lopez has been

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  • Joe Satriani with G3 Tourmates & Santana, Neal Schon +more to Raise Money for North Bay Fire Relief

    World-renowned guitarist, and Bay-Area resident, JOE SATRIANI announces a fundraising auction, set to launch this Sunday, January 14th, at the Fox Theater in Oakland, CA to benefit the North Bay Fire Relief in Sonoma County.  The online auction will be live for one week, with bidding ending on January 21st (http://g3tour.com/norcal-fire-relief) The auction will feature autographed collectible guitars from JOE as well as his G3 Tour-mates

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  • NIGHTWISH - Start Pre-Order And Reveal Tracklist For Decades!

    Tuomas Holopainen's 3-track demo earned him his first record deal with his freshly founded band NIGHTWISH back in 1996. 20 years later - with over 2,000 shows played and more than 8 million records sold - NIGHTWISH are the biggest European symphonic metal band. Reason enough for Nuclear Blast to celebrate this huge anniversary by releasing a 2CD compilation titled

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  • Pledge Music - Frank Hannon

    Frank Hannon developed a worldwide fanbase as the guitarist and chief songwriter of Tesla, whose roots and blues-influenced metal helped to push the genre in a new direction in the 80s. While on tour with the band in 2016, Frank took to recording some of his favorite down-home classics in his dressing room, from artists both contemporary (Lukas Nelson) and

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  • Ex-ACCEPT/BONFIRE singer DAVID REECE signs with MIGHTY MUSIC

    “I was searching for a record company that would see my vision as a solo artist so I reached out to Mike Tramp and he suggested I speak with Michael H. Andersen at Mighty Music. Michael teamed me up with the Danish producer and song writing team Marco Angioni and Martin Jepsen Andersen, both from the band Meridian. The collaboration

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  • John Corabi To Release Live 94 (One Night in Nashville) on February 16th

    Famed vocalist of The Dead Daisies, John Corabi, is set to release his first-ever solo live album Live 94 (One Night In Nashville). Corabi performs the classic self-titled 1994 Mötley Crüe album that he sang on after longtime Crüe vocalist Vince Neil stepped away from the role in 1992. The new live album is scheduled for worldwide release on February

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  • SPREAD EAGLE Sign To Frontiers Music Srl

    Frontiers Music Srl and SPREAD EAGLE are very proud to announce that the band has signed to the label for the release of a new album in 2019. The band have started pre-production in the Music Building, located in New York City, which is the exact place where the songs for their debut album were rehearsed and written. Recording will

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  • IGNITOR's 'Haunted by Rock and Roll' Out Now on EMP Label Group

    U.S. Heavy Metal torchbearers IGNITOR released Haunted by Rock & Roll on Dave Ellefson's (MEGADETH) EMP Label Group late last year. One of 2017's most exciting and undeniably authentic metal albums, Haunted by Rock & Roll can be purchased at empmerch.com/product/ignitor-haunted-rock-roll-cd/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2ifJm0QjcU&feature=youtu.be Haunted By Rock & Roll introduces heavy metal fans to arguably IGNITOR's strongest lineup to date and their definitive

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  • X JAPAN: Return to the U.S. for Coachella 2018 Debut

    Legendary Japanese rock group X JAPAN will return to the U.S. this spring (Saturday, April 14, Saturday, April 21) for their debut performances at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California. Returning to the states after major concerts at Lollapalooza (2010) and headlining Madison Square Garden (2014), Coachella 2018 will mark the dramatic return to drumming for the band’s

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  • Out Now - Breaking Benjamin "Red Cold River" (listen)

    Multi-platinum rock band BREAKING BENJAMIN released their newest single, "Red Cold River," today, available for download HERE and streaming HERE. The single is the first off of their upcoming album, EMBER, and marks the first new music the band has released since 2015. Physical preorder for EMBER is available now on Amazon, and digital preorder will be available beginning January

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  • RFL Records Announces New Signings And Seeks New Talent

    It’s been a while since a new record label specializing in rock and metal truly left its mark on the music scene. But the newly-launched RFL Records is off to a very strong start. Based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and founded by Jon Marchewka, RFL Records was established in July 2016, and created under a father company, Rock in the FastLane.

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  • STRAY CATS To Reunite For First North American Performance In 10 Years at Upcoming "Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend"

    Brian Setzer, Lee Rocker and Slim Jim Phantom--original founding members of the acclaimed American Rockabilly trio, the STRAY CATS--will reunite for their first North American performance in 10 years on Saturday, April 21 in Las Vegas at The Orleans when they headline "Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend." The iconic group, known for their high-energy performances with hits such as "Stray

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  • EMP Label Group Launches Outlaw Country/Southern Rock Imprint “EMP Outlaw.” Plan Release Of Ron Keel ‘Metal Cowboy’ March 2nd

    EMP LABEL GROUP has announced the formation of EMP OUTLAW, a Southern Rock/Outlaw Country Imprint, set to reissue METAL COWBOY, the 2014 independent release from legendary Steeler/Keel vocalist Ron Keel, in stores 3/2/18. 2018 will also see the studio debut from Ron Keel Band, the highly anticipated follow up to METAL COWBOY, entitled FIGHT LIKE A BAND. After a storied

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Hollywood Spotlight

  • KILLTHRAX II Infects House of Blues - ANTHRAX, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, HAVOK

    It's February 14th, Valentine's Day, and love is in the air.  Nothing says "Be Mine" better than a Saint Valentine's Day (Metal) Massacre from Anthrax and Killswitch Engage.  The two aforementioned bands brought their Killthrax II tour to the Anaheim House of Blues with special guest Havok for an evening of in your face, no holds barred metal music. Havok,

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  • Greta Van Fleet Announces "Coachella-Adjacent" Headline Show

    Greta Van Fleet, who will launch their 2018 North American tour with performances at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, CA on Friday, April 13 and Friday, April 20, have announced a Los Angeles headline date in tandem with the festival, performing at the John Anson Ford Theatre in Hollywood, CA on Monday, April 16.  Tickets go

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  • VISTA KICKS To Launch Headlining U.S. Tour w/Show at The Troubadour Wed, 2/14

    Los Angeles music fans with an affinity for energetic live rock 'n roll should prepare themselves for the second leg of the upcoming VISTA KICKS "Booty Shakers Ball Tour" which kicks off with a Valentine's Day show at The Troubadour (Wednesday, February 14 at 8:00pm). VISTA KICKS will hit the road on their 23-date headlining tour following the success of

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  • METAL ALLEGIANCE Rocks NAMM - House of Blues

    It's late January.  The music industry descends on Orange County, California.  It's the four day event that turns the capital of family entertainment into NAMM-aheim.  Manufacturers of things musical, from guitar picks to amp cabinets are filling the Anaheim Convention Center to show off their latest technologies and shiniest new objects.  Musicians also stream in from all points on the compass. 

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  • Out Now JOHN 5 AND THE CREATURES Live Album “It’s Alive!”

    JOHN 5 andThe Creatures – comprised of guitarist JOHN 5, bassist Ian Ross and drummer Logan Miles Nix – have just released their brand new live album, It’s Alive!. It’s Alive! is the first album released by the world-renowned guitarist to be featured on vinyl, and is also available to purchase with a stunning 24-page, full color tour book covering

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  • Metal Allegiance Invade The House Of Blues Anaheim This Thursday

    This Thursday, METAL ALLEGIANCE  returns to Anaheim, California for their annual metal assault at the House of Blues! Sponsored by TASCAM/TEAC, Musicians Institute and Murder in the Front Row Book and forthcoming documentary, the unforgettable night will introduce Bobby Blitz (OVERKILL) and John Bush (ARMORED SAINT / ex-ANTHRAX) to the all star line-up that METAL ALLEGIANCE is known for. Watch the trailer for the show below!

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  • SLAYER TO MAKE ITS EXIT WITH ONE FINAL WORLD TOUR

    LOS ANGELES, CA - Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - After making some of the most brutal, breathtakingly aggressive, all-hell's-a-breaking-loose music ever created, being one of the four bands that defined an entire musical genre and being the band that other heavy acts are measured against and aspire to...after nearly 37 years, releasing 12 studio albums, multiple live recordings, compilations, live video

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  • Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Swings in the New Year in Thousand Oaks

    Long before David Lee Roth's Banshee scream, before Elvis and his pelvis and before Sinatra and his Jack, swing musicians were the decadent kings of cool.  With the waning hours of 2017 winnowing away, the auditorium of the Fred Kavli theater swells with a mature crowd, eager to ring in the new year with a jazzy flare.  Big Bad Voodoo

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  • End of Days: Slayer Announces Final World Tour (video)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUCdUCxTjyI&feature=youtu.be

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  • L.A. GUNS To Release "Made in Milan" March 23rd

    After more than a decade apart, Tracii Guns and Phil Lewis reunited under the L.A. GUNS' banner and in 2017, released arguably the most critically praised album of their catalog, "The Missing Peace". Landing at #12 Top Record Label Independent Current Albums, #17 Top Current Rock Albums, and #47 Top Current Albums on the Billboard charts in the U.S., plus

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  • John Bush (Armored Saint, ex-Anthrax) Discusses Remaining Unique in the Early Thrash Scene in "Rise of L.A. Thrash Metal" Documentary Clip

    This Friday, January 19, 2018, MetalRock Films will release part one of a new two part Inside Metal documentary DVD series entitled The Rise of L.A. Thrash Metal. Directed by Bob Nalbandian with narration by David Ellefson of thrash legends Megadeth, the documentary focuses on the Los Angeles thrash metal uprising of the early/mid '80s and acts as a follow-up

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  • Joe Perry Reveals All-Star Band For Roxy Show

    JOE PERRY--legendary guitarist, co-founding member, principal songwriter and co-producer of Aerosmith--has assembled an all-star band to perform alongside him at the sold-out record release show Tuesday, January 16 at The Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles, CA.  The show comes three days before the release of his SWEETZERLAND MANIFESTO album. SWEETZERLAND MANIFESTOcollaborators Robin Zander (Cheap Trick), David Johansen (The New York

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  • Black Label Society Debut New Track, “Trampled Down Below”

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