Screamer Magazine July 2013
Featuring: Ex-Wives of Rock. Also Included Jesse James Dupree, Don Jamieson, Lita Ford, TesseracT, Picture Me Broken, Alavano, Devour The Day, Mark Knight & the Unsung Heroes, DIO, My Heart To Fear, Motorfinger, Red, Abated Mass of Flesh, Heaven Shall Burn, The Brains, Your Chance To Die, The Poodles, Heart In Hand, Stardog Champion, Firehouse and Much More.

Articles in the July 2013 Issue

Interviews

  • JESSE JAMES DUPREE - Taking a Bite Out of Life's Ass

    No one can accuse Jesse James Dupree of being a lazy man. If you know him only as the frontman for Jackyl or that guy from the Full Throttle Saloon TV show, you don't even know the half of it.  What doesn't he do? He has his own bourbon and his own beer.  His aptly named Mighty Loud Entertainment company

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  • That Metal Show's DON JAMIESON - TV's Hilarious Headbanger

    Five years ago, not many people thought a talk show consisting of three guys from New Jersey debating heavy metal would ever find an audience.  But 12 seasons and 100 episodes later, That Metal Show has become VH1's longest running original show, and has amassed a large cult following of die hard metalheads along the way. The success of That Metal Show, or TMS as it's affectionately

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  • EX-WIVES OF ROCK - Their Time To Shine

    The reality television series Ex-Wives of Rock might arguably be described as a real-life version of Desperate Housewives.  The show chronicles the ups and downs in the lives of four women: Athena Lee, previously married to James Kottak, drummer for the Scorpions; Sharise Neil, previously married to Vince Neil, vocalist for Motley Crue; Bobbie Brown, formerly married to the late Jani Lane,

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  • LITA FORD - Rockin' like a Runaway!

    Lita Ford is associated with being the lead guitarist in an all-girl rock band called, The Runaways, who stormed to commercial success with their song Cherry Bomb, which appeared on their self-titled debut album back in 1976.  That is something to be proud of in its own right, but Ford has gone on from the experience of being in a

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  • TESSERACT - Altered States

    TesseracT is a progressive band out of the UK that formed back in 2007. The band’s latest release, Altered State, is a musical masterpiece combining elements from across the board. With a fresh lead vocalist the band has come out swinging once again. In a recent interview with bassist Amos Williams we got to discuss a wide array of topics

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  • PICTURE ME BROKEN - Mannequins

    Picture Me Broken is the brainchild of Brooklyn Allman and has recently released a fine example of rock n' roll music entitled Mannequins. In a recent interview with Allman we discussed their new EP, what the band is currently up to, and what we can expect in the future from PMB. In reference to the EP, there are a lot

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  • ALAVANO - Appetite for Big Catchy Choruses

    Ocean Adams is an individual who adopts the philosophy of all or nothing.  He got into music seriously at the age of 19 writing songs, and recalls starting to sing at the age of 16.  He originally came from a Scottish rural hamlet and then left home to pursue his musical aspirations, seeking out some of the opportunities afforded by

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Reviews

  • DEVOUR THE DAY LIVE - Val Air Ballroom, West Des Moines, IA - June 16th

    Devour the Day was included in the lineup when well-known Hinder and not so well-known up-and-coming band Acidic, played Val Air Ballroom in West Des Moines, Iowa on Sunday, June 16, 2013. The Memphis, TN based band is considered the reincarnation of Egypt Central, with a much different sound than the now defunct alternative metal band. Devour the Day incorporates

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  • MARK KNIGHT & the UNSUNG HEROES - Roadsick Eyes

    One of the first thoughts upon listening to Road Sick Eyes, the latest album from Mark Knight and the Unsung Heroes, is that as a singer, Mark Knight is a pretty good guitar player.  Sounds odd, right?  Of course, no one ever lavished praise on the vocal abilities of Bob Dylan and Jimi Hendrix, but those two managed to have pretty good

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  • DIO - Magica: Deluxe Edition

    To be in a great hard rock or heavy metal band that stands the test of time, influencing generations of musicians to come, is no easy task. Few musicians can say they've done it and even fewer can say they've done it three separate times with three separate bands. But Ronnie James Dio was no ordinary musician. Not only did he

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  • MY HEART TO FEAR - Algorithm

    Metalcore is a subgenre of heavy metal music that combines the hardcore style with elements of metal. My Heart to Fears release Algorithm captures this style in its purest essence. What the band accomplishes best is they it don't over saturate either of the two elements, but rather pairs the two together in a medley of brutality. My Heart to

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  • MOTORFINGER - Coming in Clear

    One glance at the cover of the EP Coming in Clear by Oslo band Motorfinger, and there is no question what kind of music you will be hearing.  Alternative rock, grunge whatever you want to call it. The band is clearly paying homage to bands of the early 1990s. Their name itself is a reference to Soundgarden’s album Badmotorfinger and

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  • PICTURE ME BROKEN - Mannequins

    In the musical worlds of Post-Hardcore and Hard Rock you will find a lot of stagnicity. These are both genres that haven’t really seen anything new or exciting in a long time, but Picture Me Broken takes a little of both, a lot of musical talent, and gives the listener a fresh taste of what both style are meant to

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  • RED - Release The Panic

    Red’s fourth studio album, Release the Panic, goes in a different direction than what we are used to from this band to say the least. When they started with their 2006 End the Silence release, they were perhaps one of the hardest hitting hard rock groups in the scene at the time. There are still traces of that time in

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  • TESSERACT - Altered State

    True to their progressive roots, TesseracT’s new record Altered State carries the listener off on an adventure in four parts. The bands diverseness and strong overall performance on this album gives you exceptionally heavy elements pinned together with light airy moments that allows the listener to either head bang their way or gently glide through this 10 track epic. Newly

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  • ABATED MASS OF FLESH - Brutal Death

    Death Metal focuses on three things; guttural vocals, distorted guitars, and lyrics that invoke violent and/or graphic images. The style that Abated Mass of Flesh plays is called Brutal Death Metal, and just with that genre name alone it should be easy to tell it takes these styles to the max. Their release Brutal Death is a blissful hammer to

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  • HEAVEN SHALL BURN - Veto

    A band that is educated more so than other bands on combining unrelenting brutality with melodic hardcore sentiments, Heaven Shall Burn proves that time has only sharpened their skills with VETO. After completing the celebrated Iconoclast trilogy, VETO shows a blend of their older style from Antigone mixed with Iconoclast song writing technique. The unison of the guitars in Godiva

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  • THE BRAINS - The Monster Within

    These guys hail from Canada and must feast on a daily portion of virgin blood, "psychobilly" bone scraps and the very finest punk-injected poison droplets.  The Monster Within isn’t their debut album if you're unfamiliar with their name; instead it follows in the shadow of their tradition of producing fabulous upbeat, hook-laden horror punk with generous amounts of psychobilly debris

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  • YOUR CHANCE TO DIE - The American Dream

    Devastating on many levels, is the easiest way to describe Your Chance to Dies new release. With that being said where to begin in describing their latest record The American Dream? The first thing to do is get any stigmas about this band out of your head immediately. Yes they are a female fronted melodic death metal band out of

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  • THE POODLES - Tour de Force

    Producer Mats Valentin is at the helm for a third time working with The Poodles, after the success and buzz created by The Poodles last album, Performocracy.  So what does this fifth studio album from the Swedish melodic metal merchants/hard rockers give us?  Well if the first song Misery Loves Company is anything to go by, then a promising album. Shut

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  • HEART IN HAND - Almost There

    If you’re already familiar with British melodic metalcore merchants Bury Tomorrow, or fellow UK-based alternative rock outfit Mallory Knox, then you may have heard about these guys.  Vocalist Mikey Chapman and bassist Sam Douglas of the latter of those two bands add their talents to the song Maybe, whilst Daniel Winter-Bates who fronts the former adds his vocals to the

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  • STARDOG CHAMPION - Exhale

    Stardog Champion consists of former Breaking Benjamin bassist Mark Klepaski and guitarist Aaron Fink, along with non ex-Breaking Benjamin members Nick Coyle (lead vocals) and drummer Josh Karis (originally from Leroy Justice). Coyle, Fink and Klepaski were all in the band Lifer together, before Fink and Klepaski decided to join Breaking Benjamin, a high-profile alternative metal band, which they remained

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Press Releases

  • TURISAS Debuts New Song "For Your Own Good" From Upcoming Album 'Turisas2013'

    The red and black are back! With their new album 'Turisas2013' set for a September 3 release in North America, TURISAS are giving fans a first taste of the new material - the album's opening track, "For Your Own Good," can now be heard below: http://youtu.be/eRym6gz4bVA "'Turisas2013' is a very varied album, it has some of the heaviest and fastest

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  • SIRENIA Release "My Destiny Coming To Pass" Lyric Video

    Norwegian symphonic gothic metallers SIRENIA have uploaded a brand-new lyric video for the song “My Destiny Coming To Pass” below. You can also check out the official video clip for the track “Seven Widows Weep” here http://youtu.be/dGCxgJFjnZw. Both songs come from their upcoming album Perils of the Deep Blue, which will be released on July 9th  in North America via

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  • LEATHERWOLF pulls out of 'Metal Masters' tour

    California-based classic metal outfit LEATHERWOLF have announced that they will no longer take part in the upcoming Metal Masters North American tour with VICIOUS RUMORS and SEVEN WITCHES. "We've got some bad news for everyone out there who was looking forward to seeing us with VICIOUS RUMORS and SEVEN WITCHES this fall. We have been forced to make the decision

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  • Metallica: The Thrash Stash Coming out this October

    Metallica formed in 1982 in California, took over the world, and redefined the meaning of heavy metal on the way. It’s not often you get to see your favorite band go from playing a club the size of the Marquee to a cavernous concert hall such as Wembley Arena in the space of twelve days, but Metallica is no ordinary

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  • THREAT SIGNAL to Tour w/ CHIMAIRA and Indiegogo Campaign Announced

    Canadian modern metal outfit THREAT SIGNAL will be direct support to CHIMAIRA this July/August! The band has also launched an Indiegogo campaign to bring down their tour costs, with unique incentives for fans to contribute. "I've been a CHIMAIRA fan for many years now, I buy every record, and rock out at their shows when they roll through town,” commented vocalist

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  • Pyro, Ohio Releases Music Video for “Priorities Lose Company”

    Virginia’s Pyro, Ohio has just released their music video for the track “Priorities Lose Company” off of their At Your Command Records debut Before The Sun Sets…. The spring EP features seven perfectly crafted tracks that showcase the band’s ever growing maturity as people and a band. The music video may be viewed  below and Luke Burgh commented on the

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  • ASHES OF ARES Post First Studio Update

    ASHES OF ARES, the new group featuring Matt Barlow (ex-ICED EARTH), Van Williams (ex-NEVERMORE) and Freddie Vidales (ex-ICED EARTH), recently finished recording their debut album at Morrisound Studios with producer Jim Morris (DEATH, ICED EARTH, CONTROL DENIED). Check out their first studio update here: http://youtu.be/X6Iecq5Tw1g Commented vocalist Matt Barlow: "Brothers and Sisters! We are happy to report that the record has been

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  • These Hearts Premiere Exclusive Album Stream

    THESE HEARTS have teamed up with Alternative Press to stream their forthcoming sophomore album, Yours To Take, in its entirety for two consecutive days. Mixed by Andrew Wade (A DAY TO REMEMBER) and mastered by Joey Sturgis (ASKING ALEXANDRIA, THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA), Yours To Take is a culmination of hard work and a matured sound. Listen to the full

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  • Sammy Hagar announces new rock collaborations album “Sammy Hagar and Friends”

    On the eve of his fourth decade in rock & roll, Grammy Award®-winning, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Sammy Hagar has teamed with a seminal array of his legendary rock and country artist friends and bandmates, past and present, for his first-ever rock collaborations album, “Sammy Hagar and Friends.” The release will see Hagar joining forces with award-winning

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  • ALL ELSE FAILS Streaming New Song 'Better Left Undead'

    July 30th 2013 marks the date of All Else Fails' heaviest and most diverse release, 'Fucktropolis' unleashed via Suicidal Bride Records. Heavy with a dark beauty, this highly anticipated five track EP, the band’s 4th release will solidly place All Else Fails amongst the best in their genre. The first single 'Better Left Undead' is now streaming below http://youtu.be/AgrZVm-QUFw Vocalist /

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  • Bullet Tooth signs Save The Clock Tower

    Bullet Tooth is excited to announce the worldwide signing of Save The Clock Tower from Tasmania, Aus! The band will release their Bullet Tooth debut album "Wasteland" later this year and will tour Australia in August with ALESANA, as well as select dates with Bleeding Through and Deez Nuts. Their brand new music video for new demo song "Sanctuary" is on YouTube today. Save

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  • Scorpion Child's "Polygon Of Eyes" Featured As Itunes Single Of The Week

    Nuclear Blast is pleased to announce that the featured single this week from an up-and-coming artist is “Polygon Of Eyes” by deputized rockers SCORPION CHILD of Austin, Texas! Download the “Polygon Of Eyes” single here on Itunes. “Polygon Of Eyes” comes off SCORPION CHILD’s self-titled debut album, also available on iTunes. View the “Polygon Of Eyes” lyric video on YouTube: http://youtu.be/nYw9hFeonW8 “Liquor” is SCORPION CHILD’s latest lyric video: http://youtu.be/h7uITA22HIY SCORPION CHILD will be headlining the Sumerian

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  • Great White Summer Updates

    The love and passion for their music has never faltered. Re-charged and re-focused, GREAT WHITE channels their raw, sweet and all-at-once dangerous sound into their recorded and live performances. It's summer and GREAT WHITE is performing live coast-to-coast! A big thank you for all the media partners that have supported GREAT WHITE in the past year. We've notched over 250

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  • Send Me Home's Debut EP 'The Struggle' Streaming on YouTube

    Connecticut’s Christian post-hardcore outfit Send Me Home is streaming their Chris Curran (Auburn, A Loss For Words) produced The Struggle on YouTube. The band’s debut Harbor Records EP was released today on iTunes and all other major digital outlets and features six tracks in which bassist Caleb Cooper commented on by saying, “The Struggle EP is a personal effort that

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  • Jane's Addiction Release Live In NYC

    Jane's Addiction have just released LIVE IN NYC on DVD/CD, Blu Ray, DVD, CD, and Double LP Vinyl via UMe. The show was filmed at Terminal 5 on July 25th, 2011 in celebration of the release of the band's most recent album The Great Escape Artist. A trailer for LIVE IN NYC can be seen here. LIVE IN NYC is

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  • SOUND STORM Release New Video & Announce European Tour

    Italian Symphonic metallers Sound Storm have made available the video for the song 'Promises', taken from their latest album 'Immortalia': http://youtu.be/P9X3rICCX9E Sound Storm have also announced a full European tour with Therion, Arkona and The Devil. The confirmed dates as follows: 06-12 Poland - Studio (Krakow) 07-12 Poland - Stodola (Warsaw) 08-12 Poland - Eter (Wroclaw) 10-12 Hungary - Club 22 (Budapest) 11-12 Austria - Szene (Vienna) 12-12 Czech Republic

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  • IWRESTLEDABEARONCE Announce New Single & Album Pre-Order

    Hard rock band IWRESTLEDABEARONCE has launched a pre-order today for their forthcoming, third studio album, Late For Nothing, which is due out on August 6th from Century Media Records.  Fans who pre-order the album from iTunes will get an instant download of the band’s incendiary new single, “Firebees.” Pre-order Late For Nothing from iTunes at http://bit.ly/1cijqUd.  “Firebees” is streaming now

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  • Heaven & Earth Release Electric Live Performance of "Victorious"

    Rock band Heaven & Earth premiered their live performance of "Victorious" with ArtistDirect this week. The hard hitting performance was shot at the band's unforgettable record release concert celebrating their new album DIG (available on iTunes and Amazon) at the Fonda Theatre in Hollywood, CA. "Victorious" builds anticipation with Stuart Smith's ripping guitar solo only to be quickly accompanied by bassist Chuck Wright, drummer Richie Onori, and the dominating

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  • FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE Reveal New Album Details and Cover Art

    Italy's Symphonic Death Metal horde, FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, will return this August with their new epic masterpiece entitled Labyrinth. The album was produced, mixed and mastered by Stefano Morabito at 16th Cellar Studio and hones in on the band's unique traits, giving fans everything they could hope for and more. Colin Marks (ORIGIN, KATAKLYSM) also created the cover artwork, as well

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  • Wretched Announce Headlining Tour Dates

    Charlotte, North Carolina’s WRETCHED has returned to the metal scene with a headlining tour and a new line-up. After a busy few months, the purveyors of technical death metal are ready and working on a set list that will take listeners back to where it all began and will be accompanied by a familiar face – Joel Moore. Moore served

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  • As They Burn Premiere “Frozen Vision” Music Video

    In a world full of monotonous metal music videos, AS THEY BURN’s latest for the track “Frozen Vision” from their current album Will, Love, Life conjures up and showcases their Parisian, artistic inner forces. Conceptually imaginative, the video is an amalgamation of abstract art and atmospheric naturism in elemental and human form. This moving composition is harmoniously riveting and stimulating,

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  • DREAM THEATER Announce First Leg Of Their European Tour

    DREAM THEATER--John Petrucci on guitar, John Myung on bass, James LaBrie on vocals, Jordan Rudess on keyboards and continuum, and Mike Mangini on drums--are one of the biggest touring bands in the world having completed a 14-month tour with 110 shows through 34 different countries from 2011-2012 in support of their eleventh studio album A Dramatic Turn Of Events. Now

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  • CRIMSON SHADOWS Wins Wacken Metal Battle Canada

    One band to rule them all! Toronto epic power/death metallers  Crimson Shadows move forward to play the international finals of Wacken Metal Battle after winning last night's Canadian final in Toronto, ON that included some of the country's best, like Vesperia, Hollow, Dissension and Adrenechrome.   39 independent Canadian bands competed over nine qualifying rounds, three semi-finals and a national final that was judged by Glen Drover (Megadeth / Testament), Martin

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  • ALL ELSE FAILS Reveal New Album 'Fucktropolis' Artwork & Track Listing

    July 30th 2013 marks the date of All Else Fails' heaviest and most diverse release, 'Fucktropolis' will be unleashed via Suicidal Bride Records. Heavy with a dark beauty, this highly anticipated 5 track EP, the band’s 4th release will solidly place All Else Fails amongst the best in their genre. Vocalist / guitarist Barrett Klesko comments: "I'm proud to say

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  • Ragdoll Confirm Additional US Shows

    Blistering a trail across the US is Australian trio RAGDOLL.  2013 brought Leon Todd, Ryan Rafferty and Cam Barrett back to the US for a second appearance at Rocklahoma along with another multi-state club tour, which coincides with the release of their third record, All I Want is Everything. Known for their massive sound, high energy, and stage presence, the

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  • Until Dawn Releasing New Album 'Horizon'

    Until Dawn's intense energy, intoxicating guitar riffs along with their lively stage shows has shown that their location in the remote northern depths of Fort McMurray, Alberta will not slow them down as they unleash their latest album 'Horizon' on Tuesday, August 6th to follow up their 2011 self titled breakthrough. Vocalist Adam Macleod comments: "We started working on Horizon two years ago, and the concept

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  • Children Of Bodom’s Halo Of Blood Debuts On Billboard Top 200

    Halo Of Blood, the eighth studio album by world renowned Finnish heavy metal band CHILDREN OF BODOM, has debuted on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart at #54 following its first week of release.  Additional Billboard chart debuts include: #7 - Hard Music #13 - Independent Albums #22 - Current Rock #24 - Rock #52 - Top Current Albums Halo

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  • Viva Revival debuts two tracks off their debut album "Landscapes"

    Viva Revival, a young and Belgian Post-Hardcore band, will be presenting their debut album "Landscapes" on the 21st of June with Odessa and Keepsafe. The band released 2 tracks off the upcoming album - to be released digitally on the 26th of June through The Front Agency - called "Sunrise/Moonfall" and "Calypto". Sunrise/Moonfall: http://youtu.be/I1aZptkcal8 Calypto: http://youtu.be/hpz1Xb6PvT4 Viva Revival on Twitter: https://twitter.com/vrsquad

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  • Initial Band Lineup Announced For ShipRocked 2014

    The initial band lineup has been announced for ShipRocked 2014. The ultimate rock music cruise vacation onboard the Norwegian Pearl will depart from the Port Of Miami and will visit a private island in the Bahamas during the January 26-30, 2014 excursion. The initial band lineup for ShipRocked 2014--fueled by Monster Energy--includes: headliners Five Finger Death Punch, along with Papa

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  • Where Giants Once Stood Releasing Debut EP 'The Changing'

    Toronto, ON metallers WHERE GIANTS ONCE STOOD have shed the skin of years past, when they were known as Absence of Fear and shared the stage with such established bands as Periphery, The Human Abstract and Stray from the Path. Reborn, re-amped and heading your way, WGOS are setting themselves apart from the herd with the release of their debut EP 'The Changing' on Tuesday, July 30th. Vocalist

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  • RAMMSTEIN, VOLBEAT, THREE DOORS DOWN, NEWSTED, VOODOO 6 & CHTHONIC perform to huge crowds @ Download 2013

    Download 2013 saw a host of bands from the Spinefarm family ‘ripping up’ the various stages from Friday, June 14th – Sunday, June 16th. Opening proceedings for Spinefarm (on the Friday) were Danish metal / rockabilly giants, Volbeat – the band’s first UK performance with new guitarist Rob Caggiano, formerly with Anthrax. Frontman Michael Poulsen’s stage presence and vocal abilities

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  • Ænimus Unveil 'Transcend Reality' Album Art and Launch Pre-Orders

    San Francisco/North Bay progressive deathcore unit, Ænimus, have launched pre-orders for their forthcoming debut album, "Transcend Reality," which is now set for release on August 6, 2013. The band have also unveiled the amazing cover art which was done by Hal Rotter of Rotting Graphics. "Transcend Reality" was recorded, mixed and mastered by producer/engineer Nick Botelho (Hatchet, The Kennedy Veil, Deadly Remains), at NB Recording

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  • Michael Monroe Reveals Cover Art & Track-Listing For New Studio Album ‘Horns And Halos’

    Vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, uber-energetic front-man & all-round rock ‘n’ roll legend, Michael Monroe, has revealed the album artwork for new studio outing, ‘Horns And Halos’, confirmed for UK release on August 26th via Spinefarm Records. The arresting cover art is based on an idea from Swedish guitar star, Dregen, who features in Michael’s current touring & recording line-up… “I love logotypes that are a ‘little secret’,” says Dregen, “You know, the ones

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  • DECREPIT BIRTH are coming to LOS ANGELES w/ Six Feet Under

    Santa Cruz CA’s tech-death masters, DECREPIT BIRTH, are coming to your town this Summer with the “Hell in July” tour! SIX FEET UNDER, DECPREPIT BIRTH, CANNIBIS CORPSE 07/10/13 Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s 07/11/13 Austin, TX – Dirty  Dog 07/12/13 Oklahoma City, OK – Chameleon Room 07/13/13 Dallas, TX – Trees 07/14/13 Santa Fe, NM – Sol 07/15/13 Flagstaff, AZ –

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  • VANS WARPED TOUR: "Best Day Ever" And "Reverse Daycare" Expanded For 2013

    The VANS WARPED TOUR® kicked off this past weekend in the Northwest to great success and is now making its way around the country. On Sunday at the Portland, OR stop, the tour announced that all Dads could get in free in honor of Father’s Day. The program, which allows one parent a complimentary ticket into the festival if they

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  • Watch Tom Keifer Perform "Solid Ground" On Letterman

    Singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist TOM KEIFER was the musical guest on CBS' "Late Show With David Letterman" last night (Tuesday, June 18). Keifer's debut solo album, "The Way Life Goes", was released on April 30 via Merovee Records (through Warner Music Group's Independent Label Group). Watch the powerful performance of his first single "Solid Ground" below: http://youtu.be/vyay258to7M Tom Keifer is currently out on his first ever solo tour supporting the effort. For more  information,

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  • LEATHERWOLF launch IndieGoGo crowdfunding campaign

    California Triple-Axe-Attack metal masters, LEATHERWOLF, have launched an IndieGoGo crowd-funding campaign today in support of their current ”Unchained” touring activities, which includes a fall tour of the U.S. with VICIOUS RUMORS and SEVEN WITCHES. Drummer Dean Roberts states, “We're taking LEATHERWOLF across the USA playing 40+ shows in cities we never played before and in cities we haven't been to

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  • Harbor Records Signs Backslashes And Bad Ideas

    Harbor Records is pleased to welcome their new signing Backslashes And Bad Ideas to the family. The Staten Island, NY pop-punk/indie outfit has previously released the critically acclaimed Nothing Left To Give EP back in August of last year. The band is currently hard at work on their label debut which is slated to be released later this year. The

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  • SUNSET STRIP MUSIC FESTIVAL Announces Additional Artists For 2013

    The lineup for this year’s SUNSET STRIP MUSIC FESTIVAL (SSMF) street fest taking place in West Hollywood on  August 3, has taken shape with today’s announcement of  AWOLNATION, WALE, BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB, LOGIC, SLICK RICK/DOUG E. FRESH, ASHER ROTH, FINCH and STREET DRUM CORPS confirmed to perform outdoors at the annual street festival. Joining the previously announced Saturday main stage headliners LINKIN PARK, the eclectic variety of

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  • ZIPPO ENCORE Joins Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival

    Zippo Encore has announced sponsorship of the Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival and will join the touring rock music and lifestyle festival on the road in North America from August 9 through September 15, 2013. The fourth annual Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival will include a stellar lineup of multiplatinum superstars and breaking talent, featuring Alice In Chains, also with Jane’s Addiction.

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  • Black Sabbath Achieve First-Ever U.S. #1 Album In Their 45-Year Career With ‘13’

    OZZY OSBOURNE, TONY IOMMI and GEEZER BUTLER have scored their first-ever U.S. #1 release in the legendary band’s 45-year career with their album, 13.  Produced by Rick Rubin and released June 11 on Vertigo/Republic, the album sold more than 155,000 copies in its first week, 100,000 more units than the #2 album on the Billboard album charts.  The album also

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  • The Pretty Reckless Debut Lyric Video For “Follow Me Down” Off Upcoming Album ‘Going To Hell’

    Taylor Momsen and her band THE PRETTY RECKLESS premiered the lyric video for “Follow Me Down” off their upcoming album Going To Hell on Nylon magazine’s NYLONMAG.COM and the band’s new website Goingtohell.xxx yesterday (June 17). The fierce hard rock song that displays Taylor’s dark, alluring vocals can be viewed below. http://youtu.be/vfwJ-SoYw4U Says NYLONMAG.COM (6/17), “The track is pure, heavy,

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  • Ministry To Release 13th Studio Album, "From Beer To Eternity," On 9/6/13

    Al Jourgensen, six-time Grammy nominated godfather of industrial metal, will release his band Ministry's 13th studio album, From Beer To Eternity, on September 6 (13th Planet Records).  Pre-order info will be posted soon on Ministry's Facebook.  As fans of the band know, after last year there wasn't going to be another Ministry album, but as Jourgensen put it recently, "I had no

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  • X Announces U.S. Fall Tour

    X, one of the leaders of the L.A. punk-rock movement, announce plans to join their east coast comrades, BLONDIE, as a Special Guest on their fall U.S. “No Principals Tour”.   Set to kick off September 5th, the bands will hit U.S cities including Atlantic City, Washington, DC, Chicago, San Francisco, Austin, Houston, Dallas, Nashville, Atlanta and Philadelphia before wrapping October

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  • MASCHINE announce release of debut album Rubidium

    The young and hotly-tipped UK-based progressive rockers Maschine have announced the release of their debut album entitled 'Rubidium' on the 29th July, 2013 in Europe and August 20th, 2013 in the USA. After being in the studio for several months, the band are ecstatic for the album to finally see the light of day, and band leader Luke Machin had this to say about its

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  • Dave Lombardo to Guest on New SEPULTURA Album!

    Dave Lombardo, former drummer for thrash legends SLAYER, will be featured on the upcoming album by Brazilian-American thrashers SEPULTURA.  Lombardo was having some quality-time with his kids and dog at the beach near the studio where SEPULTURA is recording, when sound guru Ross Robinson (MACHINE HEAD, SLIPKNOT, KORN, FEAR FACTORY) asked him if he wanted to guest on the recording. Commented Kisser: “He came and it was so nice,

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  • Soul Embraced Announces Release of New Album "Mythos"

    Little Rock, Arkansas-based death metal band Soul Embraced will be releasing their fifth album Mythos July 9th on Rottweiler Records (The Order of Elijah, Every Knee Shall Bow, Abated Mass Of Flesh, Grave Robber). The thought-provoking, spiritually charged power metal album features guest appearances by Bruce Fitzhugh (Living Sacrifice) and Jeremiah Scott (Demon Hunter). The album's first single "Like A Corpse" is currently available

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  • Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare Begins October 10th, 2013

    Groundbreaking musician and filmmaker Rob Zombie will unleash his Great American Nightmare on Los Angeles this Halloween season. This bone-chilling experience will combine the most advanced haunted house attractions with a not-to-be-missed music festival from top artists in hard rock, alternative, EDM, and more, every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from October 10 through November 2, 2013 at the Fairplex

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  • BUCKCHERRY to launch summer tour and release lyric video for "Nothing Left But Tears"

    In continued support of their sin-ridden new release Confessions, multi-platinum rockers BUCKCHERRY have confirmed additional summer tour dates that will span from coast to coast, and even into Canada. Debuting at #20 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, Confessions is described by Drum! Magazine as "...Buckcherry's most ambitious album yet!" and continues to sweep crowds into hard rock oblivion.

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  • Tom Keifer Musical Guest On Late Show With David Letterman on 6/18/2013

    Singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist TOM KEIFER is confirmed to be the musical guest on LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN tomorrow, Tuesday June 18th. Keifer’s highly anticipated debut solo album, THE WAY LIFE GOES, is out now and available everywhere via Merovee Records in conjunction with ADA Label Services. It was self-produced along with his wife Savannah Keifer and Chuck Turner, and recorded in Nashville. Tom Keifer is currently

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  • Filter Stream Brand New Album, ‘The Sun Comes Out Tonight’ For A Limited Time Via Soundcloud

    Multi-platinum rockers, FILTER have given fans the opportunity to stream their brand new album, ’The Sun Comes Out Tonight’ in its entirety for one week, following its worldwide release. Click here to listen. ‘The Sun Comes Out Tonight’ is the US band’s sixth studio album and Wind-Up/Spinefarm Records’ debut, available digitally as well as CD and vinyl formats now. On the live front, Filter have announced

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  • 2 Weeks Until Obscene Extreme Festival 2013

    It's official, with only 2 weeks remaining the countdown to the worlds greatest grindcore and extreme metal gathering has begun. On July 3rd Obscene Extreme kicks off at Trutnov Battlefield, Czech Republic, with the 'Freak Festival' from 2pm and will include the annual and one of a kind Olymfreak Games. At 9pm the live events begins with the festivals 'Doom Fest' headlined by

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  • Amaranthe Release New Video ‘Burn With Me’ From ‘The Nexus’ Album

    Amaranthe’s new single/video, ‘Burn With Me’, has been revealed on Vevo.com from current studio album, ‘The Nexus’ The clip has once again been directed by Patric Ullaeus, who has worked with names such as In Flames, Arch Enemy & Dimmu Borgir; he was also responsible for Amaranthe video ‘The Hunger' – lead single from the band's highly successful self-titled debut, now at a whopping 3.5 million YouTube views – as well as their clip for new album title track, ‘The Nexus’, released earlier this year and already at way over

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  • As They Burn Release "Medicine 2.0" Music Video

    AS THEY BURN have premiered a new music video for the song “Medicine 2.0” from their album Will, Love, Life, which features the Parisian metalheads performing live to a sea of banging heads at Hellfest Open Air 2012 in Paris, France. The first track on the album, “Medicine 2.0” is classic AS THEY BURN with atmospheric melodies, groove-inspired riffs and

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  • Lullwater Announce Release Date Of September 17 For Self-Titled Album

    Lullwater will release a self-titled album independently through the quartet's Dinobird Records on September 17.  The band will stage a home town show in Athens to coincide with the street week on the 21st at Caledonia Lounge.  Lullwater's full itinerary will be announced in the coming weeks. There are a million bands in the universe of popular music who yearn

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  • THE 69 EYES Singer to Host Traditional Vampire Party in New Orleans!

    New Orleans' premiere summertime vampire event returns on Saturday July 20th. This year will feature THE 69 EYES head honcho, Jyrki69 as the DJ of the endless night.  "When I'm in town there's always a party," Jyrki says, "And at Fangtasia, it's public! Come on--New Orleans is all about partying and staying up late. That's why even Led Zeppelin got

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  • THE SECRET STATE Exclusively Premieres The Music Video For "FIGHT OR FLIGHT" On FOXNEWS.COM

    Today (6/14) as the nation observes Flag Day and the U.S. Army celebrates its 238th birthday, THE SECRET STATE has partnered with FoxNews.com to exclusively premiere the official music video for their new single “Fight Or Flight.” Watch the remarkable video here. Beginning this Tuesday, June 18, the “Fight Or Flight” single will be available on iTunes and THE SECRET

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  • Kreator Reveal Dying Alive DVD Artwork

    German thrash overlords KREATOR have revealed the zombiefied artwork for their upcoming Dying Alive DVD on their official Facebook page. The live DVD will be released in North America on September 3rd and features the band’s sold-out, hometown, December 22nd, 2012 performance in Oberhausen, Germany shot by 24 cameras plus guitar and mosh-pit POV cams. In support of their thirteenth

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  • Thousand Foot Krutch Releases New EP Metamorphosiz II The End Remixes Vol. 2 July 2

    Modern rock favorite THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH will release its second remix EP, Metamorphosiz II The End Remixes Vol. 2, as an exlusive to digital retailers, including iTunes®, Amazon.com and others, on July 2.  The EP features six songs from the independently released, five-star acclaimed and No. 1 selling Billboard Hard Rock album, The End Is Where We Begin, by noted

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  • Scorpion Child To Headline Rockstar Mayhem's Sumerian Stage

    Acid rockers SCORPION CHILD – who recently toured with CLUTCH and performed at this year’s Rock On The Range and Rocklahoma festivals - have just confirmed their addition to this summer’s Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival.  The five-piece pride of Austin, Texas will be headlining the Sumerian Stage. "We are tremendously excited to be a part of Mayhem Festival 2013,”

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  • Black Star Riders Premiere "Hey Judas" Video

    The worldwide debut of “Hey Judas,” the first official music video by hard rock super group BLACK STAR RIDERS, is now available for viewing below http://youtu.be/sUFhANBJPwY The video was filmed by Northern Ireland photographer, video director, and typographical designer Mark Hylands on May 27th at the Marshall Theatre in Milton Keynes.  View his video message about the shoot here: http://youtu.be/x3PYG2h1me4

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  • Mickey Thomas from Starship joins RAIDING THE ROCK VAULT July 5 - 9

    Mickey Thomas, lead vocalist of the iconic ‘70s and ‘80s band, Starship, joins the all-star lineup of RAIDING THE ROCK VAULT, the Ultimate Classic Rock Concert Experience, July 5-9. Known for the unforgettable hits that defined the decade, including “We Built this City,” “Jane” and “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now,” Thomas will perform for five special shows, before continuing his

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  • SEPULTURA Post Studio Journal

    Andreas Kisser, guitarist for Brazilian thrash legends SEPULTURA, is currently issuing updates on the progress of their studio sessions for the Brazilian news site Pernambuco.com. Click here to view photos, video and journal entries from the band while they’re in the studio. SEPULTURA have reunited with producer Ross Robinson (KORN,) for their upcoming record, which is tentatively due in October via Nuclear Blast

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  • IWRESTLEDABEARONCE Premiere “Thunder Chunky” From Upcoming Album

    In anticipation of their forthcoming album, Late For Nothing, LA based heavy-rock outfit IWRESTLEDABEARONCE has debuted the record’s artwork and first new song, “Thunder Chunky,” today at ArtistDirect.com.  The band’s third studio album, Late For Nothing, will be released on August 6th via Century Media Records. Stream IWABO’s “Thunder Chunky” now below: http://youtu.be/V7EJd23f9Wc “Thunder Chunky” is IWABO’s first released song

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  • New Philip Anselmo Track Available to Stream

    "Bedridden," a brand new track from Philip Anselmo's upcoming solo album, Walk Through Exits Only, due out July 16 on his own Housecore label, is making its premiere today at BW&BK. Produced by Philip Anselmo and Michael Thompson, and recorded over the past couple of years at his New Orleans studio, Nodferatu's Lair, with his band The Illegals - Marzi

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  • Jane's Addiction release video teaser for Live in NYC release

    Jane’s Addiction has always thrown THE most provocative and extravagant parties in rock, mixing a fierce musicality and streetwise lyrics with a theatrical flair.  2011 and 2012 saw the band - who have always outrageously combined electricity, sex and danger - return to the stage in support of their acclaimed album The Great Escape Artist (Capitol Records).  Filmed at New

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  • THESE HEARTS Release First Studio Diary

    THESE HEARTS have released their first studio diary in anticipation for the release of their sophomore album Yours To Take, out July 9th. Go behind the scenes for a look at what has gone into making their most dynamic release to date as the band talks about what the album means to them, the sacrifices they’ve made, the bands they look

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  • Modern Superstar To Support Killer Dwarfs

    MODERN SUPERSTAR is pleased to announce that they will support KILLER DWARFS on their upcoming STaRT @ oNe TouR beginning August 31 in Akron, NY at Brauns Concert Cove. The tour will run the east coast then route out west before winding up in Canada. MODERN SUPERSTAR are once again back in the studio wrapping up a couple of details and recording

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  • God is an Astronaut Announce Seventh Studio Album

    Irish post-rock band God is an Astronaut has announced plans to release their next studio album, Origins, in North America on September 17th via Rocket Girl records. God is an Astronaut’s seventh full-length album, Origins, is their first as a five-piece and cements their place as one of the world’s most intense, musically- and visually-inventive post rock bands. Renowned for

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  • AMORPHIS Release "The Wanderer" Video

    Finnish masters of melancholic dark metal, AMORPHIS, have made the official music video for the song “The Wanderer” available for viewing below. The clip was shot by iconic director Patric Ullaeus (DIMMU BORGIR, DREAM EVIL, MNEMIC) and comes from the band’s latest album, Circle, which was released on April 30 (North America) via Nuclear Blast records. "We've had super fun shooting this

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  • Floor Jansen's Revamp Reveal Album Title & Artwork

    REVAMP, the Dutch metal band led by multi-talented frontwoman Floor Jansen (former AFTER FOREVER & current touring NIGHTWISH vocalist), has crowned their sophomore album Wild Card, scheduled for North American release on September 3rd, 2013. “This album became the most aggressive album I’ve ever made,” shares Jansen from her home in the Netherlands, “and in the lyrics I tell a

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  • EVILE releases new album 'Skull'

    British thrashers EVILE have released their new album, Skull, today in the USA via Century Media/Earache Records! This highly anticipated follow-up to 2011's Five Serpent's Teeth was once again recorded with producer Russ Russell (NAPALM DEATH, DIMMU BORGIR) at Parlour Studios in Kettering, England.  The artwork for the album was painted by artist Eliran Kantor (TESTAMENT, SODOM, HATEBREED). To purchase

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  • Nektar To Release Highly Anticipated New Studio Album 'Time Machine' – June 18 , 2013

    Prog legends Nektar return with their triumphant 13th album 'Time Machine' on June 18, 2013 on Purple Pyramid Records – the first album of new material in over 4 years – that band leader and founding member Roye Albrighton is calling “The best album Nektar has ever made!” 'Time Machine' showcases a new depth of songwriting, melodic complexity and musical exploration

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  • Chthonic reveal brand new video for 'Supreme Pain for the Tyrant

    TAIWANESE METALLERS Chthonic have today released a video for ‘Supreme Pain For The Tyrant’ – the third and latest single from brand new seventh studio album, ‘Bú-Tik’. ‘Supreme Pain For The Tyrant’ is the follow-up to Chthonic’s recent single/video, ‘Sail Into The Sunsets Fire’. The clip is a collaboration between film director Cheng Wen-tang (鄭文堂) and short film director Chang Yih-feng

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  • Santa Cruz confirm first UK shows for July 2013

    SANTA CRUZ, the Helsinki-based four-piece who draw their inspiration from such hard rockin’ greats as Skid Row & Guns ´n Roses, will be Special Guesting with Spinefarm label-mates Vega on two UK shows in July. These are:- JULY 5th – London, Barfly 6th – Rock City, Nottingham Completing the bill in London will be melodic rockers Curran, with the full

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  • Mongrel Releases Lyric Video For "C & 1/2"

    The Boston based, female fronted, rock-punk-metal crossover band Mongrel have just unveiled the official lyric video for the song "C & 1/2" below from their album Reclamation. The album has received great reviews around the world and Mongrel recently secured physical distribution for the Reclamation album (THC-Music/Vanity Music Group) in both the US and UK.   Reclamation was recorded and mixed by

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  • Claps For Caroline Releases Lyric Video for “Vixen”

    Imminence Record’s most recent signing Claps For Caroline has recently finished their Imminence Records debut EP and to celebrate the band has released the lyric video for their recent single, entitled “Vixen,” below.  The new EP is expected to be released later this summer with the band releasing more details as the release gets closer. http://youtu.be/5x87C22agEM LINKS http://www.facebook.com/clapsforcaroline http://www.youtube.com/clapsforcaroline  

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  • Motley Crue Invites You to an Intimate Evening in Hell!

    We were the first hard rock band to do a Las Vegas residency and now we're coming back to The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino for one more round September 18th - October 6th!  This time, we're bringing a show like you have never seen before as "Motley Crue Invites You to an Intimate Evening in Hell!"

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  • THE ALMOST Unveil Third Album 'FEAR INSIDE OUR BONES' June 11

    The acclaimed rock group THE ALMOST will unleash their third album FEAR INSIDE OUR BONES on Tuesday, June 11 via Tooth & Nail/RED Distribution. PureVolume is streaming FEAR INSIDE OUR BONES in its entirety starting today (Friday, June 7); listen to the full album: http://smarturl.it/StreamTheAlmost. The lyric video for the album’s title track has premiered at AbsolutePunk, watch it below:

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  • HEAVEN & EARTH Release Live Performance From Their Album Release Party

    HEAVEN & EARTH premiered a live performance of their song "House of Blues" on Aol’s Noisecreep.com yesterday, June 6. The electric performance was shot at the band's memorable record release show at the Fonda in Hollywood to celebrate the release of their new album, Dig (available on iTunes and Amazon). Watch "House of Blues" live here: http://youtu.be/kyyoZy-0kYI "House of Blues"

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  • TESTAMENT's Chuck Billy Honored by California State Assembly

    Yesterday, Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D-Oakley) honored Chuck Billy, an Antioch resident and the vocalist for Bay Area thrash metal legends TESTAMENT, on the State Assembly floor for the positive influence he has made in the Native American community and on the general public. On January 14, 2013, Chuck Billy earned the distinction as the first Native American entertainer to be

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  • IWRESTLEDABEARONCE Reveal Details About Third Studio Album

    Los Angeles based experimental-heavy-rock band IWRESTLEDABEARONCE have announced they will release their highly anticipated, third studio album, Late For Nothing, on August 6th via Century Media Records. Late For Nothing was self-produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by the band’s guitarist/programmer Steven Bradley at the band’s home studio in Los Angeles.  It also marks IWABO’s first record with their fiery new

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  • Roy Z Released Metal Instrumental “Destroy” Single

    ACW Games announced the release of “Destroy” a heavy-metal instrumental single from the upcoming 'Zombie Squash Soundtrack' written, produced and performed by Roy Z known for his stellar production work with Sepultura, Sebastian Bach and Halford. Before the single goes on sale at iTunes, Amazon, and other global outlets on June 17th, fans of the official Zombie Squash Facebook page (http://facebook.com/zombiesquash) can

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  • Carmine Appice Receives “Bonzo Bash Legend Award”

    Groundbreaking drummer Carmine Appice was presented with the first-ever Bonzo Bash Legend Award on June 1 at the Bonzo Bash East Coast Invasion at Bergen PAC in Englewood, New Jersey. The Bonzo Bash is an all-star tribute to Led Zeppelin's John Bonham--celebrating his birthday and music--featuring the top drummers in rock music today. The event is sponsored by Modern Drummer

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  • CANDLELIGHT RED Begins Headlining Tour

    CANDLELIGHT RED (@CandlelightRed)--Ryan Hoke (lead vocals), Jeremy Edge (guitars), Jamie Morral (bass) and Brian Dugan (drums)--is heading out on tour to share the excitement of their highly anticipated second album, RECLAMATION, to music fans across the country. The album was released June 4 on Imagen Records and features the first single, “Feel The Same.”  A lyric video for the song

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  • I AM I confirmed for Acoustic show at Download Festival

    I AM I have now been confirmed for an Acoustic performance at 2.40pm on Sunday on the Jagermeister Acoustic stage at Download, as well as their electric show at 19.55pm later that evening on the Red Bull stage. They are also doing a promotional/signing session along with States Of Panic at the Metal Family stall out in the Zippo arena on Saturday, 2.45

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  • Monster Energy's Aftershock Festival Announce Daily Band Lineup

    The daily band lineup has been announced for the second annual Monster Energy’s Aftershock Festival (see below). Northern California's biggest summer rock festival will take place September 14 and 15 at Discovery Park near downtown Sacramento, CA. Steel Panther will kick off the festival at the Monster Energy’s Aftershock Festival pre-party on Friday, September 13 at Ace Of Spades in

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  • Filter Announce Appearances At Reading & Leeds Festivals 2013

    Filter have been announced to play the Lock Up Stage at this year’s Reading & Leeds Festivals. The platinum-selling US outfit, formed around the nucleus of Richard Patrick (of Nine Inch Nails), will appear at this three-day, dual-location event as follows: Leeds on Saturday 24th August & Reading on Sunday 25th August. Defined by frontman Patrick’s signature roar, Filter deliver

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  • These Hearts Release “Miserable” Lyric Video

    THESE HEARTS have released a lyric video for the song “Miserable” from their forthcoming sophomore album, Yours To Take, set for release on July 9th. The video takes a step inside the studio with THESE HEARTS as they pour themselves into what will be one of the most talked about albums of the summer. http://youtu.be/ZbJ2MIxpjsk Yours To Take brings the

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  • Fine-Art Photo Book Focuses on Up-Close Details of Rock Star Guitars

    108 Rock Star Guitars by photographer/author Lisa S. Johnson is a collection of stunningly personal and intimate portraits of the cherished guitars owned by the gods of rock. It is a music and fine-art photography aficionado's backstage pass to witness up-close these six-stringed works of art belonging to Les Paul, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Jimmy Page, Lou Reed, Carlos Santana,

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  • Dean Markley USA Adds Black Label Society’s John JD DeServio to the Family

    Dean Markley announces the addition of John JD DeServio to their artist roster. As the bassist of Black Label Society and Cycle of Pain, Dean Markley USA looks to JD to help further expand the company’s market share and help raise JD’s visibility in the world of bass guitar and entertainment. To solidify the relationship, Dean Markley USA and JD

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  • THE SMASHING PUMPKINS To Release 6-Cd Box Set, 5-Lp Vinyl And Two Digital Versions Of ‘THE AEROPLANE FLIES HIGH’

    As part of the continuing series of reissues of THE SMASHING PUMPKINS’ acclaimed catalog via Virgin/UMe, the iconic alternative band is set to release four separate versions, all fully remastered, of their platinum-selling 1996 box set THE AEROPLANE FLIES HIGH: 6-CD +1 DVD; 5-LPs and Deluxe Digital and Standard Digital editions.  The CD/DVD, 5-LP version and digital configurations will be

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  • SOiL's sixth studio album, WHOLE, will be released August 20

    SOiL's sixth studio album, WHOLE, will be released August 20 via Pavement Entertainment.  It’s the band’s first 100% independent release. "We wanted to call all the shots on this album and, for the first time ever, hold our future in our own hands," explains bassist Tim King. “Shine On” is the album’s first single, which will be released to radio

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  • Reckless Love Announce UK Headline Tour For October 2013

    RECKLESS LOVE, the flamboyant Finnish rockers who burst spectacularly onto the UK scene in 2010, have announced a headline run of dates for October 2013; this tour follows on from the band?s month-long UK visit in the autumn of 2012, which included a four-night residency in London. UK TOUR 2013 10.01.13   MANCHESTER ACADEMY 3 10.02.13   NEWCASTLE ACADEMY 2

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  • James LaBrie new album "Impermanent Resonance," to be released August 6

    After his much acclaimed "Static Impulse" release in 2010, Dream Theater frontman James LaBrie returns with a powerful new studio album entitled "Impermanent Resonance,"to be released August 6 in North America and July 29 in Europe via InsideOutMusic. "Impermanent Resonance" was once again conceived with LaBrie's songwriting partner for over a dozen years, Matt Guillory. Guillory not only took the

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  • Full Throttle Saloon To Stage Throttlefest In Chicago June 20-23

    The ThrottleFest Chicago music festival will be staged from June 20-23 at Toyota Park. Coined the Midwest's Largest 3 Day Bike Rally, the event has become a cultural phenomenon where fans of music and motorcycles assemble en masse.  On June 21, Vince Neil headlines, with appearances confirmed by Pop Evil, The Last Vegas and Wayland.  On the 22nd, Throttlefest organizer

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  • Newsted To Release Album ‘Heavy Metal Music’ August 6th

    From his official website Jason Newsted has announced an August 6th release date for Newsted’s forthcoming album, HEAVY METAL MUSIC. Matching and exceeding the teaser EP Metal (which debuted at #1 on the iTunes metal chart), Newsted’s debut full-length assault, HEAVY METAL MUSIC, is likewise short on pretense and long on crushing riffs. From the throwback Sabbathian strut of “Ampossible,” the breakneck gallop of

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  • Death Ray Vision "We Ain't Leavin' Till You're Bleedin'" Debut Album out September 10, 2013

    Current members of Killswitch Engage and Shadows Fall and ex members of Overcast and Cannae have combined forces in the project Death Ray Vision and their debut 12 song album "We Ain't Leavin' Till You're Bleedin'" will be released on Bullet Tooth on September 10, 2013. These veterans of the Boston metal scene play a raw brand of metallic hardcore that recaptures

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  • Dee Snider To Narrate 'Attack Of Life: The Bang Tango Movie'

    Attack Of Life: The Bang Tango Movie' director Drew Fortier tells Sleaze Roxx, "I always thought Dee would have been the perfect one to narrate the opening of the film. I actually wrote out the narration as "Dee Snider's Narration" months ago, just as wishful thinking. I sent his management an e-mail about a week ago and his representation, Daniel

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  • First Tour Dates Announced For The Fourth Annual Carnival Of Madness

    The first batch of dates for the highly anticipated CARNIVAL OF MADNESS tour, powered by Monster Energy, have been announced. Sure to be known as the premier rock tour of 2013, the CARNIVAL OF MADNESS--sponsored by Monster Energy--returns this summer with multi-Platinum rock band SHINEDOWN, along with PAPA ROACH, SKILLET, IN THIS MOMENT, and WE AS HUMAN.  The tour commences

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  • ARC ANGEL to release new album "Harlequins of Light" out in August

    Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the release of the return album from ARC ANGEL entitled “Harlequins of Light” on August 24th in Europe and August 27th in North America. ARC ANGEL is a musical creature masterminded by none other than AOR cult hero Jeff Cannata, who debuted under this monicker in 1982 on the Portrait/CBS label. Produced with the

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  • Sunset Strip Music Festival Announces JOAN JETT As 2013 Festival Honoree

    Multi-platinum selling, iconic rock goddess JOAN JETT has been selected as the festival honoree at this year’s SUNSET STRIP MUSIC FESTIVAL (SSMF), taking place in West Hollywood August 1-3. Since co-founding the pioneering all-girl punk quintet The Runaways at age 15, JETT has continued to be an originator, innovator, visionary--and a pivotal figure in the history of The Sunset Strip.

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  • BLACK SABBATH’S Album ‘13’ Streaming Exclusively On iTunes Store Free

    With the release of BLACK SABBATH’s much-anticipated 13 album just a week away, the entire album will now be available as a free stream exclusively on the iTunes Store beginning today (Monday, June 3) at 1:00 PM (PT)/4:00 PM (ET).  13--which is already available as a pre-order on the iTunes store--topped the iTunes charts as the #1 Rock album and

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  • Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival Announces 'COLDCOCK Herbal Whiskey Showcase Stage'

    The fourth annual Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival has added a third stage for most dates of the 2013 trek. The COLDCOCK Herbal Whiskey Showcase Stage powered by Ernie Ball will feature performances from breaking talent including The Dead Daisies, Beware Of Darkness, Charming Liars and more bands to be announced soon. The touring rock music and lifestyle festival will travel across North

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  • THE PRETTY RECKLESS Launch “Hell Mondays” With Previews Of Their New Album

    Mondays are hell, and THE PRETTY RECKLESS--frontwoman TAYLOR MOMSEN, BEN PHILLIPS (guitar), JAMIE PERKINS (drums) and MARK DAMON (bass)--are here to liven things up for the most dreaded day of the week. Their second album--titled GOING TO HELL is due out in late 2013. The chaos-loving hard rock band will release new band updates on what they are calling “Hell

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  • Scotty Dunbar Set to Kick Off Solo Tour On June 9th 2013

    On Sunday, June 9th 2013, national recording artist Scotty Dunbar will kick off his “Life in Reverse” solo tour. The first show will take place at Voices Rock Club on June 9th in Lowell, Massachusetts with special guests 3 Parts Dead and Micah Howeson. Dunbar will be on the road throughout the summer and late fall of this year. Dunbar

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  • JOE SATRIANI Announces Complete North American Tour

    Joe Satriani has been an unstoppable force on the music scene for over 27 years.  Now, the guitar great announces his full U.S. tour and first ever cross-Canada tour, supporting his latest album Unstoppable Momentum. The tour is set to launch on August 29th in San Diego, CA before crisscrossing its way across the US, in addition to a trans-Canadian

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  • Vega Announce Uk Headline Tour Dates

    UK ROCKERS Vega have confirmed three headline UK dates for this July plus an appearance at Planet Rock’s Steelhouse Festival, taking place on the 27th & 28th July at Hafod – Y – Dafal Farm, Ebbw Vale, Wales. Dates as follows: 07/04/2013 -  Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton 07/05/2013 - The Barfly, London 07/06/2013 - Rock City, Nottingham 07/28/2013 - Hafod – Y –

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  • Chthonic announce a 24-hour stream of their seventh studio album, ‘Bú-Tik’,

    TAIWANESE METALLERS, Chthonic, announce a 24-hour stream of their seventh studio album, ‘Bú-Tik’, via Soundcloud.com to celebrate its release in the UK. Listen to ‘Bú-Tik’ in full here: Recorded at Sweden’s Sweetspot Studio by producer Rickard Bengtson, who also worked on 2011’s ‘Takasago Army’, ‘Bú-Tik’ sees the band returning to the scene with their signature brand of symphonic ‘orient metal’,

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  • VANS WARPED TOUR Announces Attractions And Activities

    The 40-date VANS WARPED TOUR®--well established as America’s premier music and lifestyle festival tour of the summer--is set to kick off June 15 in Auburn, WA at White River Amphitheater and wrap up August 4 in Houston, TX at Reliant Park. A music lover’s playground, the VANS WARPED TOUR has been breaking up-and-coming indie talent as well as both creating

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Product Press Releases

  • IADT Vegas selects custom Radial patch panels for new Vegas View Recording facility

    Students of the International Academy of Design and Technology in Las Vegas have the opportunity to get real world hands-on experience in a professional recording setting. The school's newly opened Vegas View recording studio is part teaching facility but is also being operated as a commercial recording facility. The project was conceived and overseen by Studio designer and manager Robert

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  • Hal Leonard Publishes The Rickenbacker Electric Bass

    Ever since the mid-1950s, Rickenbacker basses have been establishing the musical bottom for rock, jazz, and funk. Rickenbacker’s iconic 4001 bass is just one of nearly 40 distinct models produced in the last six decades. Players and collectors have longed for a reference for the different models, features, finishes, and details. The Rickenbacker Electric Bass – 50 Years As Rock’s

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  • LSC Presents The Most Awesome 50 Days of Audio Gear Giveaways Ever

    Location Sound is celebrating the launch of their redesigned website with one of the largest and longest giveaways in the audio industry yet. The name fits the occasion: The giveaway will start on July 15 and last for 50 full days. The Location Sound team secured what can only be described as the most awesome loot of audio gear audio

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  • EASTWEST Releases Complete Composers Collection 2

    EASTWEST is proud to announce the newest version of their Complete Composers Collection, the popular customizable bundle which allows users to individually select a minimum of 7 award-winning EASTWEST/QUANTUM LEAP Virtual Instruments and save over 70% off the list prices of the items chosen. Complete Composers Collection 2 is perfect for music, film, TV, and game composers: a choice of

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  • EASTWEST Announces Quantum Leap Stormdrum 3

    Following nearly a decade of success of Stormdrum 1 and 2, EASTWEST offers up a new collection of superb percussion samples in Quantum Leap Stormdrum 3 (SD3). This virtual instrument sets a new standard in percussion sound quality and performance, and it is a must for film, TV, and game development. Stormdrum 3 is produced by Nick Phoenix, the creator

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  • IK Multimedia adds Audiobus compatibility and iPhone 5 graphics support to VocaLive

    IK Multimedia today announced the release of a new version of its VocaLive app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The update adds Audiobus compatibility, plus full support for the larger displays in the iPhone 5 and new iPod touch. VocaLive, IK Multimedia's professional real-time vocal processor app, provides stunning vocal effects for live performance and recording. Audiobus Compatibility The

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  • Cort Guitars Issues Limited Editions Featuring Artwork of Stephen Jensen

    Cort Guitars announces a limited edition series of guitars featuring the custom artwork of noted artist Stephen Jensen.   The series includes the KX5 FR-TF and KX5-TF electric guitars and the NDX-TF acoustic guitar. Each model will be available in limited quantities, built with the finest materials and adorned with the exclusive artwork. The Cort KX5 FR-TF is a solid

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  • BASSMAXX Delivers Extreme Depth With The New Subwoofer ZV28

    If you haven’t experienced the extreme performance of a BASSMAXX loudspeaker system, you’ve been missing out. For the past decade, BASSMAXX has provided intense sound for the most demanding music in the most extreme environments. BASSMAXX now introduces the new ZV28 Profundo Powered Subwoofer. Debuted at the extremely demanding Ultra Music Festival in Miami, where just sixteen ZV28s brought vision-blurring

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  • iZotope Expands Trash 2 Offerings with New Classic Textures Pack

    iZotope, a leading innovator in digital signal processing, has released Classic Textures, a new expansion pack for Trash 2, their audio mangling plug-in. With the power to produce any distortion imaginable, Trash 2 is often known for delivering extreme results. Showcasing the softer side of Trash, Classic Textures is a versatile collection of more subtle presets, well-suited for tracks and

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  • iRig KEYS from IK Multimedia becomes the first Lightning-compatible music keyboard

    IK Multimedia is pleased to announce that it's now shipping a Lightning cable for iRig® KEYS - the first ultra-slim portable keyboard for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Mac/PC - which will allow players to use the popular compact keyboard with the new generation iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The cable is available for purchase from the IK website for

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  • Radial introduces the PreMax™ combination preamp and EQ channel strip

    Radial Engineering Ltd is pleased to announce the PreMax channel strip, a combination preamp and 3-band equalizer module for the popular 500 series format. According to Radial Sales Manager Roc Bubel: "When we started building 500 series products our primary goal was to solidify the standard so that we would create a bunch of useful modules. We started with the

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  • New Art Exhibit and John Lennon Artist Guitar Amplifier Evening at Gallery 319

    On Saturday June 15, Gallery 319 will debut new artwork alongside the new John Lennon Artist Series of guitar amplifiers by Fargen Amplifiers.  This will be the first public display of the $4999 amplifier and the amp will be available in limited quantities for purchase.  Come view, play and drink. Bring your guitars, listen to music and view the amazing

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  • Speaking The King's Reveal Here To Stay Ep Artwork

    Rock / Post-Hardcore band SPEAKING THE KING’S from Orange County, California have revealed the artwork for their debut Here To Stay EP, due out in North America on July 9th. The band shares some background on the cover photo and the colorful leg tattoos: “We felt the sight of tattoos, Vans, shorts, and an overall warm tone of the setting

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  • American Idol guitarist Brady Cohan casts his vote for Radial's PZ Deluxe

    There are tremendous benefits when your gig is guitarist on America's largest and most famous singing competition. For one, your work is continuously in front of millions of viewers week after week. Two, you are providing the music for someone who is to ultimately become the next major singing sensation in North America, if not the world. Another benefit of

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  • Location Sound Corp. Presents Seminar "Dante Digital Networking On Set"

    This free seminar is a demonstration of Audinate's Dante Network as it interfaces with Dante-enabled devices from pro audio and video manufacturers such as Sound Devices, Lectrosonics, Shure, Yamaha, and Focusrite. There will be a Q&A session where representatives from each manufacturer, including Audinate, will be on hand to answer your questions. Presenters: Landon Gentry, Manager of Global Support Services,

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  • Fargen Amplification Releases the Pete Anderson Tumbleweed Guitar Effect Pedal

    Fargen Amplification announces the Pete Anderson Tumbleweed pedal.  This pedal is based on the original Tumbleweed circuit released under the Sonic Edge brand, with a new design and now made in the U.S.A.  “My signature Tumbleweed brings clear sustain and clean gain, all in one pedal, just the way I like it.  It’s nice to have someone to speak with

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  • Jane's Addiction's Live In NYC Giveaway

    Screamer Magazine and RadioScreamer has teamed up with Jane's Addiction for a chance to win a copy of their new CD/DVD Combo, Live In NYC.  Live In NYC encapsulates the true essence of Jane’s Addiction in concert, mixing music with performance art. Jane’s Addiction, featuring front man Perry Farrell, guitarist Dave Navarro, drummer Stephen Perkins and bassist Chris Chaney, gives

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