Screamer Magazine January 2014
Featuring: 2013 A Year in Review. Also Included Michael Schenker, August Burns Red, The Sin City Sinners, Reo Speedwagon, Michael Schenker, Richie Onori, Human Fortress, Rhapsody of Fire, The Underground Rebels, Darkhaus, Human Fortress, The Vintage Caravan, Breached and Much More.

Articles in the January 2013 Issue

Interviews

  • MICHAEL SCHENKER - Reunited And It Feels So Good

    One approaches an interview with Michael Schenker with both anticipation and trepidation. Anticipation, as Schenker is widely (and rightly) recognized as one of the greatest guitarists in hard rock, forged through his stints in UFO, the Scorpions and his solo projects. Trepidation, as Schenker and turmoil seem to follow each other—bands joined and quit, personality conflicts, erratic live shows. As

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  • AUGUST BURNS RED - Rescue and Restore

    Few bands stand out more in the modern metal world today than August Burns Red. They have released six genre-defining albums, with their most recent release being Rescue and Restore, and gone on some of the biggest tours in metal in both the U.S.A. and Europe. Recently we got to sit down with J.B. Brubaker, lead guitarist of the band,

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  • 2013 - YEAR IN REVIEW

    This was a year marked with highs and lows, tragedies and triumphs and plenty of great music.  Screamer Magazine had the opportunity to interview some of rock n' roll's all time greats as well as plenty of newcomers.  We covered events all over the planet, from Los Angeles to London and all parts in between.  As 2013 comes to a

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  • HUMAN FORTRESS – “...You have to be on Warrior Mode!”

    Human Fortress was on a roll as they unleashed a sequence of three studio albums from 2001 to 2008.  After their third and more experimental album Eternal Empire, they stalled and eventually the momentum was lost.  The German heavy metal band could have called it quits as the line-up went through some changes, and general feelings towards their third album

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  • THE VINTAGE CARAVAN - "...Filled with Animalistic Power"

    From the wilds of Iceland loom three silhouettes of youthful intent.  Two of these foreboding shadows belong to 19 year olds and one is 20 years of age.  Thus far beyond the boundaries of their native country, not too many people are aware of their impending presence unless you’re an eager eyed fan of psychedelic fueled rock music, which can

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  • BREACHED - Canadian Baby Making Music

    “The band’s story begins in late 2010 when four men met in an undisclosed hospital delivery room. No one will ever know what transpired that day other than that it inspired something big, something that could only be expressed through music.” This is plucked straight from the bio of Toronto’s Breached, a heavy melodic rock band who released their third EP

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Reviews

  • ALICE COOPER - Raising The Dead in Las Vegas

    The finale for Alice Cooper’s Raise the Dead Tour lived up to its name at The Pearl inside The Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas.  The massive nightmarish curtain came down replaced with fiery sparks raining down upon the stage as Cooper appeared with cane in hand decked out in coat and tails as be began the night with Hello Hooray.  His traditional makeup

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  • ERIC MARTIN w/ THE SIN CITY SINNERS - Live in Las Vegas

    There’s always something to do, somewhere to go, or a band to listen to in Vegas.  One of the hardest working bands in Las Vegas is The Sin City Sinners who Eddie Trunk calls “The best local based rock experience in Vegas with great covers and original rock.” The Sinners are Brent Muscat, Rob Cournoyer, Zachary Throne, Michael ‘Doc’ Ellis. 

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  • THE DOORS - R-Evolution

    In January 2014, Eagle Rock Entertainment is expected to release The Doors: R-Evolution on DVD and Blu-ray. It was released outside of North America in November, but due to unexpected delays in producing the booklet that comes with the DVD/Blu-ray, the release date in the US was pushed back. R-Evolution combines unseen footage of The Doors' early TV appearances with

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  • REO SPEEDWAGON - Live At Moondance Jam

    REO Speedwagon, once R.E.O. Speedwagon has been around since 1967.  Yes!  1967!  Neil Doughty and Alan Gratzer met in college in 1966 and decided to form a band they named after a flatbed truck Doughty had studied about in transportation history; "REO" Speed Wagon was the initials of its founder Ransom E. Olds and the rest as you know, is

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  • MICHAEL SCHENKER - Bridge The Gap

    Michael Schenker has traveled down a long, sometimes bumpy road on his way to being recognized as one of the premier guitarists in hard rock. Make no mistake, however: There is nothing ambiguous about Bridge The Gap. Schenker’s latest album has the potential to be recognized as one of the best efforts of his career, hands down. For this album,

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  • AWOLNATION - Megalithic Symphony Limited Edition Deluxe

    Instead of releasing an original full-length album, AWOLNATION instead took their 2011 chart topping first full-length album release Megalithic Symphony and spruced it up a bit. On November 19, 2013 the band released a newly expanded 2-CD limited edition deluxe version. The members of AWOLNATION are purportedly currently in the studio working on their new full length album set to

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  • RICHIE ONORI - In the Name Of Freedom

    Richie Onori is angry. In fact, he’s more than angry—he’s pissed off, big time. Onori, a veteran rocker (drummer in the current iteration of The Sweet—remember Ballroom Blitz?) has released his latest album In The Name Of Freedom, and as one might imagine by the title, it’s a political album in the tradition that goes all the way back to

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  • HUMAN FORTRESS - Raided Land

    "We wanted to continue with the style of music that Human Fortress was known for after the first two albums Lord of Earth and Heavens Heir and Defenders of the Crown," states guitarist Torsten Wolf regarding their approach to Raided Land.  It has been around five years since their last album and there’s evidently a lot of water under the

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  • PRIMAL FEAR - Delivering The Black

    Primal Fear delivers the intensity, the energy, the goods, and powerful metal music on their new album, DeliveringThe Black.  Set for North American release on January 28, 2014,  by Frontiers Records, the German band has unleashed an electrifying collection of 12 songs for this album – their tenth. If Father Christmas plays songs like Road To Asylum on the sleigh radio,

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  • RHAPSODY OF FIRE - Dark Wings of Steel

    Bombastic, epic and truly powerful stuff heads your way with this latest studio album by the Italian kings of symphonic power metal.  If you’re looking for sweeping melodies carried by a torrent of voices from the most elaborate of choirs, and orchestral undertones building musical bridges with the band that rocks from the core, then this band is an entity

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  • THE UNDERGROUND REBELS - American Nightmare

    American Nightmare is the third release from The Underground Rebels.  The Vancouver rockers now live and perform in Las Vegas.  Fronting the Rebels is Kurt Frohlich who plays guitar, along with D Harkema on bass and lends his vocal abilities as well.  Todd Waetzig on drums, who also plays and tours with The Blue Man Group rounds out the band.  First

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  • DARKHAUS - My Only Shelter

    When you notice this band have the bassist from New York hardcore legends Pro-Pain amongst their ranks, you instantly begin pondering over the brutal and aggressive assault the ears are about to experience.  Alas, you’d be wrong.  My Only Shelter is a completely different beast which provides complementary keyboard touches being sprinkled liberally in and amongst some accessible and contemporary

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  • THE FAITH NO MORE AND MR. BUNGLE COMPANION

    With a chapter entitled “Shit Terrorist”, how can you go wrong? The Faith No More and Mr. Bungle Companion is Greg Prato’s tenth book, including such titles as Grunge is Dead: The Oral History of Seattle Rock Music, A Devil on One Shoulder and an Angel on the Other:The Story of Shannon Hoon and Blind Melon, The Eric Carr Story,

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  • BREACHED - Left Behind

    Breached is a heavy melodic rock band hailing from Toronto. While you may not have heard much of them yet, you surely will soon. The band released their third five song EP, Left Behind on October 22nd. The album is full of intense guitars by Mike Diesel, expressive lyrics from the melodic vocal chords of Bobby Noakes and the tight

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  • ICED EARTH - Plagues Of Babylon

    As the Year In Metal 2013 draws to a thunderous close, heavy metal greats Iced Earth are sure to have fans up and rolling again in the new year with the January 21, 2014, U.S. release of Plagues Of Babylon.  The new album – on the Century Media Records label – is the eleventh studio release for main songwriter and

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  • STAR OFF MACHINE - Live At House Of Blues

    Star Off Machine is a Southern California-based band that has achieved regional recognition, and is now setting their sights towards loftier goals. This gig was the band’s fan appreciation/record release party for their latest album, Wake Me Up. Celebrating the release of your new CD on a Sunday at 10:30 pm is a tough nut to crack, even at a

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Press Releases

  • In This Moment To Release 'Blood' Special Edition With Bonus 'Blood At The Orpheum' Live DVD

    IN THIS MOMENT and Century Media Records are proud to announce the release of 'BLOOD' Special Edition, a two-disc set featuring the band's breakthrough album 'BLOOD' and the bonus live DVD 'BLOOD AT THE ORPHEUM'. The package is set for a January 21, 2014 release in North America and includes a bonus cover of the NINE INCH NAILS track "Closer"

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  • Neverwonder Cap Momentous 2013 With 'Hot 100' Selection By Music Connection

    L.A. modern rock/soul band  NEVERWONDER  caps a momentous 2013 with their "Hot 100 Band of 2013"  selection by prestigious trade publication,  MUSIC CONNECTION. The quartet was chosen for the year-end accolade from over three-thousand entries from around the world. Other NEVERWONDER 2013 highlights: unanimous praise from critics the world over for their latest album, "Really Let It Out;" live performances

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  • Crashdiet Nominated For Grammy Award For The Savage Playground Second Nomination For The Glamsters

    Gain/Sony Music Recording Artists CrashDiet have solidified themselves as Sweden's premiere glam metal outfit by being nominated for a Swedish Grammy for their fourth album, The Savage Playground, which was released earlier in 2013. Produced and recorded by Otto Wellton at Kingside Studios, The Savage Playground slammed into the Swedish national charts, peaking at #2 on the strength of the

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  • Jizzy Pearl Re-Releases Love/Hate's 'Crucified' as a Jizzy Pearl Record

    Love/Hate & new Quiet Riot frontman Jizzy Pearl has re-released his 6 song mini-album CRUCIFIED as a Jizzy Pearl solo record, because, in his words, he "didn’t want to hassle ex-members anymore." In another move to avoid confusion Jizzy has renamed his 2014 UK tour Jizzy Pearl’s Love/Hate, that way, “People will know who is playing and who isn’t.” "Why

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  • Carnifex: Album Details Revealed

    San Diego death metal outfit CARNIFEX is pleased to announce the release of their Nuclear Blast debut on March 4th (North America) and March 7th (Europe), 2014. The new album, entitled Die Without Hope, was recorded at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida and produced by the esteemed Mark Lewis (ARSIS, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, WHITECHAPEL, DEVILDRIVER, DEICIDE, SIX FEET UNDER).

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  • Sky Academy & Extreme Cream in Conjunction with Dean Guitars & ddrum Present...

    Over 25 top musicians converge on Southern California for this four-day event held in two cities (24/25 Jan in Santa Ana, CA & 26/27 Jan in San Diego, CA). Featured will be live concerts every night preceded earlier in the day by artists/instructors teaching in small groups.  Also available are special fan VIP packages including one on one meet &

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  • Nashville Pussy Releases First Audio Sample From 'Up the Dosage'

    One of the most unusual and charismatic rock acts of our time have announced the release of their latest studio album for January 2014. More precisely: the American quartet NASHVILLE PUSSY are set to present their new studio recording Up The Dosage on January 21, 2014 in North America, in Germany on January 17, 2014 and Europe on January 20,

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  • The Ataris Announce ‘So Long, Astoria ’ Reunion Tour

    Los Angeles, CA – For the first time in a decade, the classic lineup of The Ataris will reconvene to perform their million-selling album, So Long, Astoria, in its entirety from start to finish.   For one tour only, Kristopher Roe, Mike Davenport, Chris Knapp and John Collura will share the stage to celebrate their beloved album, performing fan-favorite hits like

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  • Lynam New Ep ‘Halfway To Hell’ Out Today

    The new EP from  Birmingham, AL rock band Lynam entitled Halfway To Hell is out today via New Ocean Media. The album was produced by the band and longtime producer Jason Elgin (Collective Soul, Maylene And The Sons Of Disaster, Terrible Things). The EP features six songs. A lyric video for the title track can be viewed below: http://youtu.be/PtXWtQEFokg Lynam consists

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  • Red Fang ‘Blood Like Cream’ Video Now On YouTube

    Watch RED FANG’s new video for “Blood Like Cream” on YouTube: . “Blood Like Cream” is the first single off the Portland-based rock group’s critically acclaimed third album WHALES AND LEECHES (Relapse). Look for the group to make their late-night television debut on The Late Show with David Letterman Friday, January 10 (11:35/10:35p CT) and perform “Blood Like Cream.” For

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  • Kataklysm: North American Tour w/ Aborted Announced!

    Montreal based death metal powerhouse KATAKLYSM, will tour North America in support of their newly released album Waiting for the End to Come next April with Belgian gore-grinders ABORTED! "It’s been a little while since we hit the road in North America with KATAKLYSM,” commented vocalist Maurizio Iacono. “We were bummed out when our tour with SEPULTURA  was cancelled, so

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  • Scream Arena Signs Record, Publishing Deals

    British hard rock act Scream Arena have signed a worldwide licensing deal with Danish label Mighty Music / Target Group.  In addition, Scream Arena frontman Andy Paul has signed a publishing deal with Once Bitten Music, administered worldwide by Notting Hill Music (Motorhead, Rhianna, Timbaland, Snoop Dog, etc) and in Japan by Sony Music Publishing. Andy says, "It has been

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  • Progressive Nation At Sea 2014 launch exclusive stream of Transatlantic's cover of Yes classic!

    Next year will see the inaugural Progressive Nation At Sea cruise, presented by Sixthman, Del Fuvio Brothers and InsideOutMusic, running from the 18th -22nd February 2014. As previously announced, progressive-rock super-group Transatlantic will take to the stage at this special event, for a grand finale encore alongside the legendary Jon Anderson, where they will play a selection of classic Yes

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  • AP Music Awards: June 2014, Las Vegas

    ALTERNATIVE PRESS, the national, Cleveland-based magazine covering today’s contemporary punk, rock and indie culture, has announced that the AP MUSIC AWARDS will take place this coming June 2014 in Las Vegas, NV. The first-ever APMAS--a concert and awards show--will feature performances and appearances of major artists from ALTERNATIVE PRESS magazine’s past, present and future. Artist performances and award nominations, plus

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  • Suicide Silence set to release 'Ending Is The Beginning': The Mitch Lucker Memorial Show

    On December 21, 2012, the metal community came together in an amazing way to celebrate the life of Mitch Lucker & raise money for his daughter's future education with an unforgettable evening of collaborative performances between past/present Suicide Silence members and elite heavy vocalists that created a defining emotional event forever captured on video and audio. Suicide Silence - Ending

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  • Huntress Ends 2013 Victoriously - Ready to Start 2014 With a Fury

    HUNTRESS has locked down another year of victories as a newcomer metal band. Forming only three years ago, the powerful pentad continues to deliver stellar live performances. 2013 was a landmark year for HUNTRESS, having released their sophomore album Starbound Beast, touring non-stop in support of their critically-acclaimed album, while continuing their quest to bring true heavy metal to the

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  • HIRAX Reveal Tracklisting and More Info on Immortal Legacy

    "On our new album we more than ever felt an artistic obligation to our fans to give them a really big-sounding record," says Katon W. De Pena the vocalist of the American thrash metal act HIRAX.  He is referring to Immortal Legacy, the latest release by his band, which - there can be no doubt about, that - will cause

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  • Rock To The Rescue Extends A Hand To Those In Need - Raised More Than $400,000 At Sold Out Midwest Benefit Concert

    Los Angeles, CA & Bloomington, IL (December 12, 2013) – STYX and REO SPEEDWAGON, along with RICHARD MARX, TED NUGENT, LARRY THE CABLE GUY, SURVIVOR, HEAD EAST and BRUSHVILLE are thrilled to announce that the December 4 benefit concert. Rock To The Rescue Extends A Hand To Those In Need, raised $400,783. This completely sold-out show, at U.S. Cellular Coliseum

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  • Heart “Live From Caesars Colosseum” CD And DVD to be released on Frontiers in February

    Heart’s classic hits including ‘Barracuda,” “Crazy On You,” “These Dreams, “Alone” and “What About Love” are featured along with songs from their most recent “Fanatic” CD Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the release of Heart ‘s "Fanatic Live From Caesars Colosseum" in North America as CD and DVD deluxe edition, Blu Ray and DVD standalone on February 21st in

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  • Vista Chino Debut Video for "Sweet Remain" at Crave Online

    VISTA CHINO the band formed by John Garcia and Brant Bjork that continues the legacy of Kyuss have completed work on a video for the song "Sweet Remain".  Taken from their album Peace, the video was directed by Dale "Rage" Resteghini (Hatebreed, Sevendust, Trivium).    Crave Online is exclusively premiering the video today; get a first look at "Sweet Remain" HERE.

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  • Gothic Beauty Interviews Epica's Simone Simons About Retrospect DVD

    In an exclusive feature for North America, Gothic Beauty - the Portland-based quarterly magazine that covers fashion, beauty, lifestyle, and events for the Goth scene - recently spoke to lead vocalist Simone Simons of Dutch symphonic metal band EPICA about the band’s live 2-DVD/3-CD retrospective, Retrospect, which was released in the U.S. & Canada on November 26th. GB: How did

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  • Freedom Call to Release New Album 'Beyond' March 4, 2014 in North America via Steamhammer/SPV

    The German melodic metal band FREEDOM CALL have scheduled a March 4, 2014 North American release date for their latest studio album, Beyond. The album will be released as a limited box set version including bonus CD, book and poster, a 2LP gatefold colored vinyl version including bonus tracks, a digi version and download. Tracklisting: - Limited Box set Edition

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  • Boston Releases Christmas Digital Single “God Rest Ye Metal Gentlemen” on iTunes

    Highly-Anticipated New Album Life, Love & Hope Out Now Worldwide Multi-platinum band BOSTON is celebrating the holiday season with the release of a rocking twist on a Christmas classic titled “God Rest Ye Metal Gentlemen.” This festive song, produced by BOSTON mastermind Tom Scholz, is available today on iTunes at smarturl.it/BostonGodRestYe and features Kimberley Dahme on bass and lead vocal,

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  • Floor Jansen Is the Main Vocalist on Avalon II, the Album and European Tour Planned For May 2014

    The Nightwish/ReVamp singer Floor Jansen will appear in the leading role on the next album of Timo Tolkki’s Avalon Metal Opera. Jansen is the main vocalist on the album and sings lead vocals on the first single and promotional video. The release date for both single and the video is planned for March. The recordings are currently taking place in

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  • House of Lords’ New Album Brings Back the Magic of the Band’s Classic Sound!

    Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the release of the anticipated HOUSE OF LORDS brand new studio album entitled “Precious Metal” on February 21st in Europe and February 25th in North America. “Precious Metal” is HOUSE OF LORDS’ ninth studio album, following up the critically acclaimed “Big Money”. This brand new release, recorded and produced by the band’s singer and

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  • Phil Collen of Def Leppard and Manraze to Perform LIVE on RadioScreamer 12-11-13

    (LOS ANGELES) Phil Collen (Def Leppard, Manraze) will be performing LIVE on RadioScreamer, Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 2:00 pm PT.  He will be joined in the studio by Soulstress Debbi Blackwell-Cook, where they will be performing songs from their upcoming blues album, Delta Deep as well as songs from the newly released Manraze EP, I Surrender.  Phil is best

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  • Gene Simmons Returns to Rock Camp!

    Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp and Rock God, Gene Simmons Team Up To Present “The Gene Simmons Rock Camp™” Fantasy Camp to Feature Artists Including: TOMMY THAYER (KISS), SEBASTIAN BACH (Skid Row), STEVE STEVENS (BILL IDOL), and DAVE ELLEFSON (Megadeth). Rock Legend and media mogul, Gene Simmons will mentor and jam with campers along with fellow rock star friends at

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  • Butcher Babies To Join In This Moment On HellPop II

    BUTCHER BABIES followed their breakout summer on the the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL as direct support for the mighty DANZIG on his 25th anniversary tour this fall - now they're gearing up to make 2014 even bigger, opening the new year as direct support for IN THIS MOMENT on THE HELLPOP II tour. HELLPOP II is set to launch

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  • MaYan: Second "Antagonise" Trailer Released!

    Dutch Symphonic Death Metal formation MaYaN, will release their new album Antagonise on January, 31st and February 4th 2014 via Nuclear Blast. Today, MaYaN has revealed the second trailer for the forthcoming record. Watch Mark Jansen and Henning Basse talk about the process for the vocals and lyrics here: http://youtu.be/FyxOQAKbph8 “It's about the current state of the world in which

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  • Benedictum Release Official Video for "Scream"

    Following in the footsteps of such legendary bands as Warrior, Rough Cutt and Psychotic Waltz, BENEDICTUM, with roots in San Diego, California, are truly mighty ambassadors in the world of Heavy Metal. Invoking power reminiscent of early Rainbow, the definitive sound of Savatage, and a nod to all the Gods of Heavy Metal; BENEDICTUM unleashes a stylish, epic brand of

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  • Max Cavalera to Write and Record Music for ESPN's World Cup 2014 Coverage!

    Yesterday legendary SOULFLY frontman and guitarist Max Cavalera, went into the studio with producer John Gray (SOULFLY Primitive and Dark Ages, MINISTRY) to write and record the music for ESPN's World Cup 2014 coverage.  Being of Brazilian roots, and with the love of soccer flowing through his veins, this is a dream come true for Max.  Zyon Cavalera (drummer SOULFLY, LODY KONG)

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  • Voivod Release Kluskap O'Kom Video 7" Single and Beer

    Canadian progressive metal pioneers VOIVOD recently released a video for the song, "Kluskap O'Kom". The video was directed by Syl Disjonk, known for his short horror film, Ethereal Chrysalis. The director of photography was JP Bernier (Despised Icon). The video originally premiered at Philip H. Anselmo's Housecore Horror FilmFestival in October in Austin, TX and can be viewed here... Kluskap

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Product Press Releases

  • Hal Leonard Publishes The History of Marshall - The First Fifty Years

    Montclair, NJ (December 10, 2013) – Twenty years after Michael Doyle’s last Marshall book, The History Of Marshall, was published (1993), Hal Leonard now releases The First Fifty Years, an updated and revised edition with the additional insight and deep Marshall knowledge of co-author Nick Bowcott. From its humble origins in the back of a small music store in London,

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  • Master mixer Andrew Scheps chooses Radial for Punkerpad West

    Vancouver BC - As 2013 comes to a close many people will find themselves taking stock of what the year held for them, and perhaps making resolutions to accomplish more of their goals. It's safe to say, in looking back at the last several months, Grammy award winning producer/mixing engineer Andrew Scheps might be looking forward to taking it a little

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  • Dean Markley Releses New Signature Series Strings for Bass Guitar

    GLENDALE, AZ– Dean Markley announces the release of the new Signature Series strings for bass guitar.  The Signature Series utilizes a nickel plated steel, slowly wound over a hex core with a unique core-to-wrap ratio.  The new series is available in an assortment of gauge sets for four and five string players.  The new line is now available through authorized

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