Issue: 139Featuring: . 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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).
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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
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
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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Photos - KILLTHRAX II Infects House of Blues - ANTHRAX CLICK HERE to read a review of the show.
Photos - KILLTHRAX II Infects House of Blues - KILLSWITCH ENGAGE CLICK HERE to read a review of the show.
Photos - KILLTHRAX II Infects House of Blues - HAVOK CLICK HERE to read a review of the show.
Photos - The Witching Hour Tour - In This Moment, P.O.D., New Years Day & DED CLICK HERE to read a review of the show.
Photos - METAL ALLEGIANCE Rocks NAMM - House of Blues CLICK HERE to read a review of the show. https://www.facebook.com/metalallegiancetour/
Photos - WEDNESDAY 13 Rocks NAMM - House of Blues CLICK HERE to read a review of the show. https://www.facebook.com/officialwednesday13/
Photos - SUPERFIX Rocks NAMM - House of Blues CLICK HERE to read a review of the show. https://www.facebook.com/superfixband/
Photos - EDGE OF PARADISE & FORGOTTEN LEGION Rocks NAMM - House of Blues CLICK HERE to read a review of the show. https://www.facebook.com/EdgeOfParadiseBand/ https://www.facebook.com/forgottenlegionband/
Photos - Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Swings in the New Year in Thousand Oaks CLICK HERE to read a review of the show.
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,
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
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
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.
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
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!
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
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
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