Articles in the January 2016 Issue
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!)
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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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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.
Photos - FOR TODAY - Farewell Tour- Des Moines, Iowa CLICK HERE to read a review of the show.
Photos - DROWNING POOL & 9ELECTRIC - The Not So Silent Night Tour CLICK HERE to read a review of the show.
Photos - THE PRETTY RECKLESS & HOLY WHITE HOUNDS Live! CLICK HERE to read a review of the show.
Photos - Not So Silent Night Tour - Spicoli's, Waterloo, Iowa CLICK HERE to read a review of the show.
Metal Blade Records (Celebrating their 35th Anniversary), Scorpions, and the Rainbow Bar and Grill have just joined the list of Metal Royalty who have been nominated for induction into the 2017 Hall of Heavy Metal History. The All-Star Induction Ceremony will take place on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at the Anaheim Expo Center, Anaheim CA. Television and Radio Legend Eddie
Spinefarm Records is pleased to welcome Orange County, California band DAYSEEKER to its worldwide roster. The band formed in 2012 and went on to release a pair of albums through InVogue Records. Their debut What It Means To Be Defeated dropped in 2013, while its follow-up Origin landed in 2015. In January, Dayseeker will enter the studio with producer Josh Schroeder (KING 810,
Travis Barker Presents: MUSINK; 3-Day Tattoo Convention, Car Show & Concert March 17, 18 & 19 in Southern California
The 10th annual MUSINK, presented by Travis Barker, is set for March 17, 18, and 19, 2017 at the OC Fair & Events Center in Costa Mesa, CA. The three-day tattoo convention, car show and concert is America’s largest tattoo and music festival, featuring hundreds of world-renowned tattoo artists, Famous Stars and Straps presents the Low and Slow Car Show,
Legendary Musicians and Music Industry Executives will join together to be inducted into the Annual Hall of Heavy Metal History Induction Ceremony on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at the Anaheim Expo Center, Anaheim CA. Television and Radio Icon Eddie Trunk will host the event. Proceeds from the event are being donated to the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout