Screamer Magazine January 2017
Featuring: . Also Included Beasto Blanco, Rust On The Rails, GWAR's Matt Maguire, Bob Nalbandian, Simon Wright, For Today, Norma Jean, Drowning Pool, 9Electric, The Pretty Reckless, Holy White Hounds, Drowning Pool, Gemini Syndrome, 9Electric and Much More.

Articles in the January 2016 Issue

Interviews

  • BEASTO BLANCO – Here to Play, Here to Stay

    Aside from his longstanding role as the bass player in Alice Cooper’s traveling musical circus for nearly 15 years, Chuck Garric also sings and plays guitar in Beasto Blanco, a band he formed with guitarist Chris Latham in 2012, along with Alice Cooper’s daughter Calico. The band released their debut album Live Fast, Die Loud back in 2013 and now they’ve picked

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  • RUST ON THE RAILS - American-Aussie Band of Brothers

    Less than three hours by car from Seattle, Yakima is in the central part of Washington, the state’s agricultural heartland. Where Seattle is gleaming high-tech and home to major corporations such as Boeing, Starbucks, Microsoft and Amazon, the Yakima Valley is rural and home to more than 11,000 acres of vineyards. The area is also responsible for 80% of the

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  • GWAR's Matt Maguire Talks Comics, Crowdfunding and Carnage

    Those who are familiar with the twisted enterprise that is GWAR should also know about the “Slave Pit,” a team of artists and musicians that have helped GWAR be as evil as possible throughout the years. Matt Maguire is a well known member of this team who joined in 1993. He went on small tours as a slave/tech until 1994

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  • Inside the L.A. Metal Series with Bob Nalbandian

    Los Angeles local Bob Nalbandian steps behind the camera for the first time telling the story of three different eras in L.A. metal history.  Inside Metal consists of The Pioneers of L.A. Hard Rock and Metal and The L.A. Metal Scene Explodes (now available) and The Rise of the L.A. Thrash Scene (summer 2017).  Each documentary is two volumes, done

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  • Inside the L.A. Metal Series Continued

    Part two of the Inside Metal series interview with Bob Nalbandian. There wasn’t segregation by subgenre yet. “There wasn’t a separation back then.  Slayer would play with Ruthless or Bitch or glam bands.  Stryper played with Metallica at early shows.  It wasn’t that strange to have Armored Saint with Steeler and Slayer.  W.A.S.P. and Slayer played together a lot.”  A

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  • A Conversation with: SIMON WRIGHT

    BORN TO SLAM is the brainchild of ex-Great White drummer GARY HOLLAND.  Each month Gary will bring us an in-depth “conversation” with various working drummers to see what makes them tick.  In addition, he and his guests will cover ALL topics of concern to drummers everywhere.  And while their jargon may get a bit technical for us non-drummers, the conversations

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Reviews

  • KILLER BEE - Eye In The Sky

    Killer Bee (named after lead vocalist Brian “Bee” Frank) have been around since the early 90’s, but chances are you’ve never heard of them. However, though the band may be unfamiliar, their sound is definitely not. Their latest album Eye in the Sky is so close to the classic Deep Purple/Rainbow/Michael Schenker Group sound (keyboard players will love this album!)

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  • Book Review: The Other Side of Rainbow by Greg Prato

    New York-based journalist Greg Prato is back at it again, releasing his twentieth book The Other Side of Rainbow.  Several of his other books have been reviewed in Screamer in the past and Prao has written for Rolling Stone, Classic Rock, and Vintage Guitar. For those who don’t know the history of the band Rainbow, the book’s description will clue

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  • BEASTO BLANCO - Beasto Blanco

    Beasto Blanco, the band featuring longtime Alice Cooper bassist Chuck Garric, just released their sophomore self-titled record on November 25th via Rat Pak Records. The follow-up to Live Fast, Die Loud, was produced by Ryan Greene (Alice Cooper, Lita Ford, Mr. Big) and features 12 tracks including an energized version of Cooper’s Feed My Frankenstein.  With endorsements by A-list actor and

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  • 9ELECTRIC - The Damaged Ones

    Los Angeles bred 9Electric formed in 2010, scouring the earth with their laser light beamed electric rock writing high energy danceable tunes you’d hear in a club, rave, stage or potential hallucinogenic state.  They released their first EP Control in 2014 and have graced fans with their full length debut The Damaged Ones earlier this year. Whether personally or professionally

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  • Inside Metal: The L.A. Metal Scene Explodes

    Before MTV,  before hairspray and Spandex ruled the strip and way before the Internet/social media existed, the early ’80s history of L.A. is told through a collage of vintage videos, concert/photo stills, flyers, album covers and show stubs between band interviews and stories. Narrated by John Bush (Armored Saint, Anthrax), Inside Metal: The L.A. Metal Scene Explodes is a two

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  • FOR TODAY - Farewell Tour- Des Moines, Iowa

    On Tuesday, December 13th, fans gathered at Wooly’s in Des Moines, Iowa to see one of their favorite metalcore bands for the last time. For Today’s Farewell Tour rolled into town, five shows away from their final performance after ten years performing together. Of course, they brought some friends along with them as well. The first band to take the

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  • DROWNING POOL & 9ELECTRIC - The Not So Silent Night Tour

    On Tuesday December 20, The Not So Silent Night Tour came to the Mad Frog stage in Cincinnati bringing merry mayhem and ringing ears to one and all.  The night’s lineup included six support acts with touring acts 9Electric and Drowning Pool.  Unfortunately the seasonal bug struck Drowning Pool vocalist Jasen Moreno for the night rendering him too sick to

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  • THE PRETTY RECKLESS & HOLY WHITE HOUNDS Live! - The Mayan Theater, L.A.

    The Pretty Reckless is having a great year topping the charts with their new single Take Me Down from the band’s third studio album Who You Selling For. Earlier this week they were guests with Steve Jones on Jonesy’s Jukebox (local radio station KLOS) where they joked around with the ex-Sex Pistol’s guitarist and performed live on air promoting their

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  • Not So Silent Night Tour - Spicoli's, Waterloo, Iowa

    Merry Christmas! If you wanted a dose of hard rock for the holidays, then the Not So Silent Night Tour should be on your list. The buses rolled into Spicoli’s Rockade in Waterloo, Iowa on Saturday, December 3rd. And in true holiday (and Iowa) fashion, the snow began to fall as the bands began to play. All together the evening

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Press Releases

  • The Dollyrots Premiere Video For “All I Want For Christmas”

    Punk rock duo the Dollyrots release a video for of their version of “All I Want for Christmas,” song out now as a pay-what-you-want single just in time for your punk rock holiday celebrations. They covered a modern classic but of course doubled the speed to make it their own. Get it song here: http://bit.ly/DRotXmas16 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8z8LazTc8U&feature=youtu.be The twosome are in the middle of their 4rd PledgeMusic,

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  • ENEMY REMAINS Releases Scorching New Single "Trust In No One"

    Global Music Award-winning heavy metal group ENEMY REMAINS recently announced the upcoming release of their new album, No Faith In Humanity, hitting digital and physical retailers on January 20, 2017 (pre-order via iTunes). After charging out of the gate with the release of their thunderous title track "No Faith In Humanity", ENEMY REMAINS are wasting no time by immediately unleashing

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  • EDENBRIDGE Release New Digital Single and Lyric Video

    The Austrian symphonic metal act Edenbridge featuring vocalist Sabine Edelsbacher spent more than a year working on their latest album. Now guitarist/composer Lanvall has announced the release date at last: The Great Momentum will be available on February 17, 2017. Today EDENBRIDGE releases the first single and lyric video from The Great Momentum.  Watch the video for "Shiantara" HERE. As

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  • NIGHTWISH - Release Second Trailer For Vehicle Of Spirit

    Prepare for your special ride inside the Vehicle Of Spirit! After touring for a year and a half throughout every corner of the world, NIGHTWISH's time has come to immortalize the Endless Forms Most Beautiful World Tour 2015 - 2016 on DVD. The release date for this monumental trip through the discography of the symphonic metal visionaries is January 6th.

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  • Open Letter to Irving Azoff from the Members of Anthrax

    Dear Mr. Azoff: As artists and songwriters, we certainly appreciate anyone's efforts to see that we are paid a fair wage for the use of our music, "fair pay for fair play," as your lawsuit against the Radio Music License Committee states.  As a result of your suit, our understanding is that as of January 1, 2017, more than 10,000

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  • Dropkick Murphys Team With NHL For "Paying My Way" Video; Song Available With Pre-Orders Of Upcoming Album '11 Short Stories Of Pain & Glory' Out January 6

    Dropkick Murphys have joined forces with the NHL to create a video for “Paying My Way,” a song off their upcoming album 11 Short Stories Of Pain & Glory, which will be released on January 6th through their label Born & Bred Records. The song is available with pre-orders for the upcoming album, which was included in Stereogum's "Most Anticipated

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  • QUEENSRYCHE Release Music Video for "Bulletproof"

    Having just completed their year-long Condition Human world tour, heavy metal icons QUEENSRYCHE are proud to release a new music video for their song "Bulletproof". Speaking about the story behind the track as well as the new video, vocalist Todd La Torre comments: "Bulletproof is a journey through a relationship gone bad, however painful the relationship is you still find

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  • BLACK STAR RIDERS RELEASE THIRD TRAILER FOR NEW ALBUM, ‘HEAVY FIRE’

    December 16, 2016 – Los Angeles, CA – BLACK STAR RIDERS are set to release their forthcoming album Heavy Fire on the February 3rd with Nuclear Blast Entertainment. In anticipation of the release, the band have unveiled a third video trailer in which Damon Johnson, Ricky Warwick and Scott Gorham discuss returning to the studio with The Killer Instinct¹s producer

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  • ANTHRAX, KsE Announce 2017 Co-Headline Tour

    Thrash legends Anthrax and Metalcore forefathers Killswitch Engage announce today that they will hit the road this Spring to co-headline a 27-date North American tour, presented by SiriusXM.  The bands' itinerary will also include an April 15 appearance at the Texas Independence Festival in Austin as well as each band headlining two solo shows separate from the double bill.  With

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  • MIKE TRAMP Reveals Cover Art And Details For New Album "Maybe Tomorrow"

    Two years after part three in the trilogy that marked the albums “Cobblestone Street”, “Museum” and “Nomad”, Mike Tramp is back with a brand new album entitled “Maybe Tomorrow”. The album is without doubt one of the Danish singer/songwriter’s finest albums so far, and the nature of the music is deeply personal and rooted in himself. Mike Tramp: “When people

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  • Soundgarden, Def Leppard & Avenged Sevenfold Lead Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion Lineup For 7th Annual Festival

    Soundgarden (Friday), Def Leppard (Saturday) and Avenged Sevenfold (Sunday) will headline the 7th annual Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion May 5, 6 and 7 at Rock City Campgrounds at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, NC. The Mid-Atlantic’s Biggest Rock Festival will feature three days of today’s best rock--along with legendary classic artists--playing on four stages, a world-class BBQ village, and top

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  • Queensryche Release "Hellfire" Music Video - Continue 'Condition Human' Fall Tour In North America

    Seattle based heavy metal icons QUEENSRYCHE are nearing the end of their 'Condition Human' world tour, which has now brought them back to North America on Fall a headlining run. Continuing to build on the momentum of their latest studio album, the band has released a visceral new music video for their song "Hellfire", which spotlights the Malaysian passenger flight

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  • CO-OP, Featuring Dash Cooper Releases Debut EP On EMP Label Group

    Friday night at Joe’s Grotto in Phoenix, AZ Alice Cooper joined his son Dash Cooper and his band CO-OP on stage at their CD RELEASE party for killer renditions of the Cooper classics “School’s Out” and “I’m Eighteen”. Fan-filmed video is available at the following location: https://www.facebook.com/louisiane.gaiddon/videos/1350786738266949/ School’s Out https://www.facebook.com/emplabelgroup/videos/1151290641607278/ I’m Eighteen CO-OP released their self-titled debut EP Friday, 12/2,

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  • Dropkick Murphys' Version Of "You'll Never Walk Alone" Available Now

    Dropkick Murphys have made their version of the classic “You’ll Never Walk Alone” available today to fans who pre-order the band’s ninth studio album, 11 Short Stories Of Pain & Glory, which will be released on January 6th through their label Born & Bred Records. Known alternately as a haunting elegy from Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel, a rousing soccer anthem

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Product Press Releases

  • Iron Maiden - Playing With Madness: A Collection Of Writings On The Beast

    Iron Maiden’s influence on generations of rock and metal bands cannot be overstated. To name just a small selection, Maiden has influenced the following bands: Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Annihilator and younger bands such as Slipknot, Fozzy, Avenged Sevenfold, In Flames and Trivium. It is obvious from said list of bands alone that Maiden’s legacy is assured for quite some time.

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