Screamer Magazine January 2015
Featuring: . Also Included Flyleaf, Joe Perry, Kaledon, Cody Beebe and the Crooks, Diablo Blvd and Much More.

Articles in the January 2014 Issue

Interviews

  • FLYLEAF - On Fire!

    It may be hard to believe, but the band Flyleaf began their journey in Texas all the way back in 2002. Former vocalist Lacey Sturm came together with drummer James Culpepper, guitarists Jared Hartmann and Sameer Bhattacharya and bassist Pat Seals and began pounding the pavement under a different band name in Texas, before being signed to Octone Records in

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  • JOE PERRY'S MERRY CHRISTMAS - Why Santa Really Came Back to Town

    T’was the night before Christmas and all through the town, People chatted about Joe Perry’s new Christmas album, What an awesome sound!   Run Rudolph Run, it’s never a Silent Night, The kitchen is a buzzin’ with cookies and yummy delights!   White Christmas on the East coast; warm and green on the West, With Santa Claus Back in Town,

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  • KALEDON – Kings of the Light

    When in Rome, rock your socks off like Kaledon!  These Italian epic metal bastions are rightfully proud of their latest studio concept album called Antillius: The King of the Light.  With many layers evident as each track melts into the following one, this album is just one moment in and amongst a series of concept albums which make up a

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  • CODY BEEBE and the CROOKS - Recording Session

    A casual music listener may hear a catchy song and know they like it, but not think beyond that. A more serious music fan may pay attention to vocal harmonies, guitar solos and the rhythm section, but still not think about how much work actually goes into creating that piece of music. Recently, Screamer was given the rare opportunity to

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  • DIABLO BLVD - Just a Short Veer to the Left Off of Hell Highway

    Formed in 2005 with all members hailing from the city of Antwerp, Belgium, the band is named after a Corrosion of Conformity song and lead by notorious stand-up comedian and singer Alex Agnew. Consisting of Agnew (vocals), Andries Beckers (guitar), Tim Bekaert (bass), Dave Hubrechts (guitar), and Kris Martens (drums), this eclectic five-piece quickly started turning heads and playing shows

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Reviews

  • AC/DC - Rock Or Bust

    The rock legends have made more than a splash with their brand of rock n’roll over the decades and as they evidently approach the finish line of their illustrious career, they dig deep and present a studio album containing 11 new tracks which are easily accessible and showcase their insistent knack for boogie and hard rock. For fans who thoroughly

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  • ÜBERKILL – Sex On A Leash

    Who says rock and roll is dead? Whoever the culprit, they have certainly not heard this EP yet. Überkill, a London-based hard rock band, has recently released their self-titled EP. This hard rock quintet consists of Michael Blackhart (vocals), Mike Cole (guitar), Nick Childs (guitar), Carsten Hoyer (bass), and Gray Tull (drums). Überkill's new EP, along with their recently released new single Sex

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  • JORN LANDE & TROND HOLTER – Dracula: Swing of Death

    What do you get when you cross a powerful vocalist with an abundance of projects and work behind him, and the guitarist from a Norwegian hard rock band called Wig Wam?  You get a concept album which is a rock opera of pompous proportions!  Not a weird surreal joke but something for you to consider, especially if you enjoy anything

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  • THE GREAT AFFAIRS - Dream In Stereo

    Nashville has a reputation amongst the British as being the capital city of country and western, although slowly but surely it is being recognized as the capital city of songwriters and aspiring musicians.  This is important as the music which permeates the crooks and crannies of Nashville is vibrant and varied.  Just such one example is this quartet. Imagine if

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Press Releases

  • Neurotic Deathfest Announces Obituary, Gorod, Kronos and Holocausto Canibal for 2015

    Europe's premier indoor extreme metal festival, Neurotic Deathfest, has announced new names for the 2015 instalment, set to take place at 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands on April 17-19, 2015. Four new acts are confirmed: headliner Obituary and Gorod, Kronos and Holocausto Canibal. The organization earlier confirmed heavyweight acts such as Bloodbath and Immolation. Tickets are available through neuroticdeatfest.com.

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  • Diablo Blvd Release Official Album Trailer

    Hell-bent on providing ample dark groove in the vein of TYPE O NEGATIVE, DANZIG, THE CULT, and BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, Belgian rockers DIABLO BLVD offer up their first album trailer where they discuss the significance of album title and the inspiration behind the album’s lyrics. Watch DIABLO BLVD’s first album trailer on the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdDGV3lLqJQ&feature=youtu.be&list=PLB4brr7vf-P4DOPFjmuUOLuxzaXjJuGSK DIABLO BLVD’s

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  • Toronto's Days Like These Release 'We're Only Human' EP, Produced By Kenny Bridges

    Toronto pop punk/rock band Days Like Today have just released their new EP 'We're Only Human', which is available for purchase here. A lyric video for the lead track "What's It Like" can be viewed here. With a wide range of influences, the 4-piece creates their own brand of pop punk that is fresh and stands out in this saturated

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  • Enslaved: New Album Details Announced

    In Times will be the title of the thirteenth studio album by Norwegian progressive extreme metallers ENSLAVED.  Hand-painted artwork is by long-time collaborating artist and “sixth ENSLAVED member” Truls Espedal.  The album will be released on March 6 (Europe) and March 10, 2015 (N. America). ENSLAVED guitarist & composer Ivar Bjørnson shares the following about the band’s latest creation: “I

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  • The Midnight Ghost Train Premiere New Video

    Flowing beards and sweat dripping off the walls: two things that surely do define Kansas-based trio THE MIDNIGHT GHOST TRAIN! So how else could Cold was the Ground sound, if not like roaring amps, swamp-friendly sludge riffs and feisty rawk`n`roll attitude nestled somewhere in between Weedeater and Red Fang??? Cold was the Ground - the third album by these Roadburn

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  • Like Monroe Announce Tour Dates with Mushroomhead

    Houston rock act LIKE MONROE will support MUSHROOMHEAD early next year on a stretch of dates kicking off in Erie, PA on January 8th. "We are excited to take on the road with these talented guys," says guitarist Wade Concienne. "We encourage everyone to try and make it out to one of these tour dates because each and every show

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  • UFO Reveal Track Listing to new Album A Conspiracy of Stars

    Available March 3rd in North America on Steamhammer/SPV Of course you don't need to attach more importance to this piece of news than it necessarily has, but it certainly deserves to be mentioned: for the first time in more than 20 years, one of the most British rock bands in music history has recorded a studio album in their native

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  • Northern Invasion: Rock & Camping Festival Debuts May 9 In Somerset, WI Featuring Slipknot and...

    Northern Invasion--the newest addition to the World’s Loudest Month festival series--is set for Saturday, May 9 at Somerset Amphitheater in Somerset, WI, just outside the Twin Cities. The new rock and camping festival will feature an unbelievable first-year lineup headlined by global rock juggernauts Slipknot, with a roster of rock heavyweights including Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat, Three Days Grace,

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  • Roadburn Festival 2015: Day Tickets Now On Sale

    Roadburn Festival is pleased to announce that - for the first time since 2007 - day tickets will be available to purchase for the 2015 edition of the festival. For the last few years entrance to Roadburn has been sold as either a three day ticket, or a four day ticket which includes the last day of the festival, known as The Afterburner

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  • JOE PERRY Releases 'Joe Perry's Merry Christmas' Four-Song EP

    Coming off the release of his New York Times best-selling memoir, ROCKS: My Life In and Out of Aerosmith (released October 7 via Simon & Schuster), JOE PERRY has just released a four song EP: JOE PERRY’S MERRY CHRISTMAS (Unison Music Group). PERRY’s first-ever collection of holiday songs features four Christmas classics: “White Christmas,” “Silent Night,” “Santa Claus Is Back

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  • Randy Rhoads Birthday Celebration - Birthday Tribute Open House - December 4th - 6th Free Event – Open To The Public - 3pm To 9pm

    Come celebrate the Late, Great Randy Rhoads birthday with his family this week at Kathy Rhoads D’Argenzio and her husband Richard D’Argenzio’s wine tasting room in Burbank. The Randy Rhoads Birthday Tribute weekend starts Thursday, December 4th and ends Saturday, December 6th – open from 3pm to 9pm daily. This will be a weekend to remember for all fans and

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  • THE EMPTY HEARTS Mourn The Loss Of Ian McLagan

    The Empty Hearts, the band featuring Elliot Easton of The Cars, Clem Burke of Blondie, Wally Palmar of The Romantics and Andy Babiuk of The Chesterfield Kings, have released a statement mourning the loss of keyboard legend Ian McLagan who played on their recently released eponymous debut. Says co-founder Clem Burke on behalf of the band: "The Empty Hearts are

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  • Palisades Releasing New Album 'Mind Games' January 13

    Rise Records is excited to announce the release of Palisades’ second full-length album, Mind Games, coming January 13, 2015. The six-piece have become well known for their “electronic hardcore” sound after their first album, Outcasts, and Mind Games is sure to continue the hype. Fans will be able to pre-order the album here: http://Palisades.MerchNow.com   The band has captured a

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  • FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE Release Teaser for “Epilogue” Video Clip

    Italy's Symphonic Death Metal horde FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, recently filmed a new promotional video for the song “Epilogue” and have released a teaser for the video here. The track is taken from the band's latest album Labyrinth. “2014 has been an incredible year for us,” states the band. “We played more than a hundred shows promoting Labyrinth all over the world

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  • Holiday Mountain's "Motion Sickness" Video (Wall Street Journal Premiere)

    "It's a vivid, catchy tune that pairs singer, Laura Patiño's candy-colored vocals with a thick, buzzing rhythm track and whorls of synthesizers." - The Wall Street Journal's Speakeasy Colorful psych-dub trio Holiday Mountain have premiered the "first video that will make you trip for free" for their new song, "Motion Sickness," today on The Wall Street Journal's Speakeasy. Watch the video,

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  • Go Betty Go Reboot out on January 27 / Hear it here!!

    Go Betty Go is back with "Reboot", first release in nearly 10 years! The idea of recording new music came together after the band reunited for a one-time show. Inspiration and sparks flew with the regrouping and thru Pledge Music and help from fans and friends, "Reboot" was born! An eclectic sound of punk rock and roll! Hailing from Los

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  • Operation: Mindcrime Signs Worldwide Record Deal with Frontiers Music Srl

    OPERATION: MINDCRIME -- featuring singer Geoff Tate, bassist Rudy Sarzo (Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake), drummer Simon Wright (AC/DC, Dio), guitarist Kelly Gray (Queensryche) and keyboardist Randy Gane (Myth) -- has signed a worldwide record deal with Frontiers Music Srl for their forthcoming trilogy project. "All of us in Operation: Mindcrime are looking forward to the new frontier with our new label,

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  • Emphatic's Break the Ice Tour!

    The textbook definition of perseverance is to remain steadfast and stay the course despite being faced with extreme obstacles. But if you look up the term in a musical dictionary, it may just have a picture of Omaha, Nebraska based hard rockers Emphatic beside it. The group have persevered through countless storms and let nothing stand in their way of

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  • LIKE A STORM Kick Off Dates With STEEL PANTHER On ‘All You Can Eat’ Tour

    LIKE A STORM will play few headlining dates along the east coast this week before hitting the road with infamous glam metal masters STEEL PANTHER on the ‘All You Can Eat’ tour kicking off December 10th in Charlotte, North Carolina. In addition to the explosive single “Love The Way You Hate Me” Like A Storm’s latest track “Wish You Hell”

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  • The Chew Toys @ Permanent Records 12/6

    Queercore is alive and well in Los Angeles, Eagle Rock specifically, as The Chew Toys have just released their eponymous debut album on their own imprint label, Noise Barn Records.  The Northeast LA (NELA) duo of  Kevin Dickson (guitars, vocals) and Jay Tag (drums, guitars, vocals) have partnered up to create a raucous  sonic love letter to themselves and a

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  • The Waterboys Release New Song "November Tale"

    The Waterboys will release a brand new album early next year entitled Modern Blues via Kobalt on January 20th 2015. The album is a first for the band, as it’s the first release fully recorded in Nashville, Tennessee by the group. Produced by Waterboys leader Mike Scott and mixed by Bob Clearmountain, Modern Blues, the band’s eleventh studio album, contains

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Hollywood Spotlight

NAMM 2015

  • SLASH to receive Les Paul honor/SINBAD to host NAMM TEC Awards

    Iconic guitarist Slash will receive the prestigious Les Paul Award during the 30th Annual NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards, to be held Saturday, January 24 in Anaheim, California. Comedian Sinbad will provide the laughs as the evening’s host. The NAMM TEC Awards honors individuals and companies across 30 categories, for outstanding achievement in professional audio technology and production.   The Les Paul Award named for the

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