Screamer Magazine July 2014
Featuring: . Also Included Judas Priest, Scott Stapp, Ragdoll, Amberian Dawn, Santa Cruz, Combichrist, Ray Goren, Framing Hanley and Much More.

Articles in the July 2014 Issue

Interviews

  • JUDAS PRIEST – Beginning of the End

    When a band have been plying their trade for 40 years wrapped in leather, surrounded by loud guitars and project the shapes of head-banging silhouettes amongst fumes from a Harley-Davidson, you feel somewhat humbled to have witnessed their evolution.  With minor line-up changes taking place over the decades and an attitude of trying new musical directions whilst always remaining focused

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  • SCOTT STAPP - Proof of Life

    No matter how you came into this world you can’t run or hide from the one subject no human being can deny ever having; the theological discussion.  This is not an easy subject to speak about as some have literally come to blows over who is right and who is wrong, but none of those people were truly there in

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  • Rewind Your Mind with Australia's RAGDOLL

    It is so hard to believe that another year has passed since last year’s adventure for Australia’s Ragdoll.  Leon Todd/guitar, Ryan Rafferty/bass/lead vocals and Cam Barrett/drums returned to Pryor, Oklahoma for their third invitation to Rocklahoma to perform on the Retrospect Records Stage.  Before hitting the festival stage, the band again set out across the USA to tour some favorite

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  • AMBERIAN DAWN – Entering the Magic Forest

    Finland has gained a lot of interest and respect in the rock music fraternity as more and more talent rises up from the Scandinavian nation.  H.I.M. created quite a buzz with their brand of ‘Love Metal’ whilst Nightwish swept away any scepticism with their influential and well executed symphonic metal.  Keeping these artists in mind, it is then with little

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  • SANTA CRUZ - What Rock n' Roll Is Supposed To Be

    As the music industry becomes a harder and harder place to “make it,” it's always more than a bit surprising to hear about a bunch of 18-20 year old kids scoring a record deal. At such a young age and so early in their music careers, it would seem an impossible feat for a juvenile band to impress a bunch

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  • COMBICHRIST's Andy LaPlegua - Taking A Stand

    Combichrist's Andy LaPlegua was not dressed as one might expect. Backstage at the Avalon in Hollywood, California on April 27th 2014 where Combichrist was about to play a show, LaPlegua was looking sharp in a grey suit jacket. If it weren't for the tattoo on his neck and the large gauges in his ears, one might have not recognized him

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  • RAY GOREN - Experienced Beyond His Years

    It would be easy to dismiss a 14-year-old guitar player as just another gimmick; a product of the YouTube era we’re living in where anyone can achieve instant fame. Most of the promotional materials and interviews with Ray Goren prominently mention his age—usually in the first sentence, as it’s rare to hear of a recording artist talk of balancing gigs

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Reviews

  • LINKIN PARK – The Hunting Party

    The universe of rock music is a versatile beast with many different versions and sub-genres going shoulder-to-shoulder with each other regarding what is purchased and digested by the consumer.  Nu-Metal is just one element of the entire scene which embraces hip-hop influences with loud and proud guitars, hook-laden moments and plenty of attitude.  One of the finest purveyors of the

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  • RUSH FAQ by Max Mobley

    RUSH FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About Rock’s Greatest Power Trio is a refreshing read, due in part to the fact that the author, Max Mobley is a self-proclaimed “Rush geek” who not only clearly appreciates the band, he also knows what he is talking about. Mobley takes readers on a journey of a band that has produced 40

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  • SEETHER – Isolate and Medicate

    Crawling from the heat of South Africa for their seventh studio album, Seether consisting of Shaun Morgan, Dale Stewart and John Humphrey has streamlined their style of hard rock to fit American rock radio tapping into an arsenal of hooks and friendly deliveries.  For fans of Nickelback, Theory of a Deadman and the many other examples of mainstream U.S. hard rock,

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  • RAGDOLL - Rewound

    Ragdoll appeared on the Australian music scene just a bit over three years ago when Leon Todd and Cam Barrett met via MySpace and decided to jam together, adding Ryan Rafferty soon after.  Since their formation, they have taken independent music to a whole new level. Todd/guitar, Barrett/drums, and Rafferty/bass & lead vocals make up this powerhouse trio.  Since Ragdoll

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  • NIGHT BY NIGHT – NxN

    Backing vocalist and bassist for Sheffield’s finest exponents of melodic rock Def Leppard, Rick Savage explained; “Night by Night are without doubt one of the best young bands out there today.  Real songs with great riffs and vocal harmonies.  Packing the best of the 80's with a youthful, fresh enthusiasm.”  High praise indeed from a fellow who should know a

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  • RAY GOREN - LA Sessions EP

    Ray Goren is an up and coming singer/guitarist/songwriter who recently recorded two EP’s with legendary producer Eddie Kramer. Not familiar with Kramer’s work? Think Are You Experienced, Axis Bold As Love and Electric Ladyland. Yup, he produced all three. (If you’re not familiar with those albums, we need to have a serious talk). Goren’s style is an interesting hybrid of

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  • AMBERIAN DAWN – Magic Forest

    Keeping their heads down, these Finnish female-fronted symphonic rockers are entering a new chapter of their existence.  The song-writing partnership of former lead vocalist Heidi Parviainen and Tuomas Seppälä are no more as the vocalist has moved to pastures new bringing about a long-held concept called Dark Sarah to fruition. Sometimes these events bringing in new blood can rejuvenate the

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  • ANATHEMA – Distant Satellites

    It would be insulting to simply call this band a progressive rock band.  They are progressive and their music does rock on varying levels, but it’s such a disservice to merely place them under such a heading.  They caught a wave of interest and respect back in 2010 when they unveiled the highly acclaimed We’re Here Because We’re Here wrapped

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  • HEYLEL - Nebulae

    Heylel attempts to capture the sound of old school progressive rock, mirroring bands like King Crimson. They've even included a cover of King Crimson's song I Talk To The Wind. If you don't know much about King Crimson, they are a progressive rock band formed in 1968 who have a large following despite never gaining much radio or TV play.

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  • SCARE DON'T FEAR – From the Ground Up

    Over the past couple of years, this rap-rockin’ quintet have unleashed videos for their own songs building up momentum and showcasing their style of hip-hop influences melded with metalcore and metal tendencies.  They are edgy, youthful and have a real temper as expletives fly around like throwing stars to a backdrop of razor-sharp guitars and a whirlwind of percussion and

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  • FRAMING HANLEY - Live - Backstage Bar & Billiards, Fremont Street

    More bands are popping into venues on Fremont Street in Las Vegas this summer.  Framing Hanley from Nashville, Tennessee are one of those bands to hit the stage at Backstage Bar & Billiards. Framing Hanley is Kenneth Nixon/lead vocals, Ryan Belcher/guitar, Brandon Wootten /guitar, Jonathan Stoye/bass and Chris Vest/drums.  This young, five piece band formed in 2005 and began immediately

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  • Ragdoll Rewinds at Vamp'd Vegas

    Friday the 13th, full moon, show number 21 for Ragdoll on their Rewind Your Mind Tour; what could be more perfect than that for Vegas?    Vamp’d Vegas once again opens its doors for an unbelievable night of music.  The crowd already gathered is intently waiting as band number one of four prepares with a sound check.  Preempting is First

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  • DJ ASHBA & Friends - Body English - Las Vegas

    As Guns N' Roses brings their second residency to a close at The Joint at The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, DJ Ashba hosts a night of DJ Ashba and Friends at Body English also located in The Hard Rock on Thursday night, June 5. Among the lights and the music,  a crowd has gathered awaiting to

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  • BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Shakes The Brooklyn Bowl in Las Vegas

    Just three months ago The Brooklyn Bowl in Las Vegas had its Grand Opening at The Linq, located between the Flamingo and The Quad in a new entertainment district which is also now the home of The High Roller wheel.   The 80,000 square foot venue offers a large standing room floor with balcony level viewing as well.  Dark distressed wood

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Press Releases

  • Knuckle Puck Release "No Good" Music Video, Announce Tour With Senses Fail

    Chicago punks Knuckle Puck are premiering a new music video for "No Good." The clip was directed by Eric Teti (Modern Baseball, Man Overboard). The band (who were recently named one of the 'Top 10 New School Pop-Punk Bands You Need to Know" by Billboard Magazine) recently wrapped their stint on Man Overboard's The Heart Attack Tour and will be

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  • The Contortionist Announce New LP

    Groundbreaking heavy progressive rock band THE CONTORTIONIST will release an all new LP titled Language on September 16th, 2014 via eOne Music / Good Fight Music. The band spent time with producer Jamie King (BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME) at The Basement Recording Studio in Winston-Salem, NC. "Making this record from start to finish was quite an experience," says guitarist

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  • Dreaming Bull Releases Self-Titled Debut Album

    Based out of Los Angeles, Dreaming Bull is what you get when you mix rock ‘n roll with dirty juke joint blues and gospel shouts. Their self produced, self-titled album is out now. The band is a work of collaborative musical art by Gabe Rowland and Nic Capelle. It was a chance meeting between music lifers: Gabe’s band opened for

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  • Lakes Announce New Album Fire Ahead

    the indie-rock band from San Luis Obispo, CA is thrilled to announce their upcoming new album, Fire Ahead. The album will be released on July 22nd via Armacost Records. New music from the band will see release very soon. Fire Ahead is described as the band's most definitive album yet, with songs reflecting years of friendship, the low and highs

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  • Ted Nugent Kamp For Kids Celebrates 25th Annual Summer "Kamp"

    Twenty five years ago multi-platinum guitar icon TED NUGENT set out on a selfless mission to get kids out of malls, off the streets, away from drugs and crime, into the woods and in touch with the natural healing powers of the wild. The goal of the Kamp is to teach a child morals and ethics, and their role as

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  • Godsmack, Seether, Skillet, Buckcherry, Pop Evil, Escape The Fate, Redlight King & More Confirmed For Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival, August 15-September 21

    The Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival kicks off year five on August 15 in Detroit with a powerful lineup that includes multiplatinum mainstage bands Godsmack and Seether,along with Skillet, Buckcherry, Pop Evil, Escape The Fate, Redlight King, 3 Years Hollow, Within Reason, New Medicine, Sons of Revelry (2013 UPROAR Battle Of The Bands Winner), SuicideGirls burlesque show,These Raven Skies, and Tattered.

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  • WATAIN featured on TMZ for hurling pig's blood into crowd during Brooklyn performance

    This past Sunday (June 15th), Swedish black metal tyrants WATAIN returned to North America to deliver their infamous stage ceremony of blood, fire, and death. During this special performance at the Brooklyn Bazaar, the band hurled pig's blood into the crowd, baptizing NY fans in filth as part of their Satanic ritual. For a video clip from the show, head

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  • Billy Idol To Release His First New Album In Almost A Decade

    Rock icon BILLY IDOL announced today that he will release his first new album in almost a decade, this October.  The album will come out on IDOL’s own BFI Records, via Kobalt Label Services. Produced by Trevor Horn, the new album will arrive close to the release of IDOL's highly anticipated self-written autobiography, Dancing With Myself, which as previously announced

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  • Wolf Announces Details for New Album 'Devil Seed'

    Sweden's pack of Heavy Metal stalwarts, WOLF return with their seventh studio album entitled simply, Devil Seed. The album will be released on August 25th in Europe and on September 2nd in North America via Century Media Records. This time around, the wolves have teamed up with Jens Bogren (Kreator, Paradise Lost, Opeth) over at Fascination Street Studios and have

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  • Sleeping Giant Set to Release 'Finished People'

    Salt Lake City's Christian Metalcore band SLEEPING GIANT are set to release their new album FINISHED PEOPLE on August 19 in North America and August 18 in Europe. The band will hit the road on the FINISHED PEOPLE TOUR Presented by HM Magazine starting August 1 in Oklahoma City with THIS OR THE APOCOLYPSE, PHINEHAS, THOSE FEAR and SILENT PLANET.

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  • ZZ Top "Live At Montreux 2013"

    On July 22 2014, Eagle Rock Entertainment will release Live At Montreux 2013 by ZZ Top on DVD, Blu-ray and digital formats [Pre-book Order Date June 27, MSRP $19.98 Blu-ray, $14.98 DVD]. Live At Montreux 2013 is packed with classic ZZ Top hits including: “La Grange,” “Gimme All Your Lovin,’” “Pincushion,” “Sharp Dressed Man,” “Waitin’ For The Bus,” “Legs,” “Tube

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  • At The Gates To Begin Recording for 'At War With Reality'

    The pioneers of the "Gothenburg style" melodic death metal sound, AT THE GATES, are about to begin the recording sessions for their much anticipated comeback studio album. Featuring the classic line-up of their latest masterpiece, Slaughter Of The Soul (1995), the band has just wrapped up pre-production work for their new material and is ready to commence the recording sessions

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  • Beebs And Her Money Makers Premiere Music Video For 'Waterfalls' (TLC Cover)

    Orlando, FL's Beebs And Her Money Makers' have debuted their new music video for "Waterfalls", their take on the TLC 90's classic. The clip was directed by Greg Steadman and Paul Brisske and features wakeskating by pros Brian Grubb and Brandon Thomas. Check out the video here. "Waterfalls" appears on the band's new LP "Würst Album Ever" is out now

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  • Listen to New Capture the Crown Song, To Whom It May Concern

    Capture the Crown have fired the opening salvo from their new album Reign of Terror in the form of the new song "To Whom It May Concern." The song is the first offering from the band's second album and Artery Recordings debut, due out August 5. Listen to "To Whom It May Concern" here. It's an explosive track and it

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  • TED NUGENT Premieres New Single "She's Gone" Featuring Sammy Hagar Today (6/9)

    Today (6/9) multi-platinum guitar icon TED NUGENT premiered the first single “She’s Gone” featuring Sammy Hagar--off his new studio album SHUTUP&JAM! (out Tuesday, July 8 on Frontiers Records)--on ULTIMATECLASSICROCK.com, listen here: http://bit.ly/1o5E7y1. Special guest Sammy Hagar brings his vocal power to “She’s Gone” for an epic lead vocal duet with NUGENT. The song also features a special performance from one

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  • Emmure Release “E” Music Video

    EMMURE is proud to present the music video for the heavy-hitting single off of their sixth studio album, Eternal Enemies, “E”. Serving as homage to their loyal legion of fans, “E” will undoubtedly be the catalyst for thousands of mosh-pits to come. Bold, lawless, and cutthroat, EMMURE prove once again that they are on the ground floor of innovative, venue-packing

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  • Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson "Thick As A Brick - Live In Iceland" DVD, SD Blu-ray, 2CD, and Digital Formats

    On August 26, 2014, Eagle Rock Entertainment will release Thick As A Brick - Live In Iceland by Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson on 2CD, DVD, SD Blu-ray and digital formats [Pre-book Order Date, August 1, MSRP $14.98 DVD, $19.98 SD Blu-ray, $17.98 2CD]. This is the first time Thick As A Brick and Thick As A Brick 2: Whatever Happened

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  • Crobot: Garner Acclaim For Self-Titled EP And Wild U.S. Performances; Full-Length Album Coming Late 2014 On Wind-up Records

    Conjuring up sonic ghosts and stories that seemingly were interpreted from crop circles, CROBOT are garnering early accolades for their just-released self-titled EP on Wind-up Records (tracklisting below). In his review of the EP for REVOLVER magazine writer Gary Graff wrote: “…the central Pennsylvania quartet stomps through these four songs with the authority of a group that’s been around for

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  • Foundations Of Burden, The New Album From Pallbearer, Coming August 19th

    Little Rock, AR's Pallbearer recently wrapped recording on their new full-length, Foundations Of Burden, which will officially be available August 19th from Profound Lore Records. Foundations Of Burden is the follow-up to 2012's monumental release, Sorrow & Extinction, which was praised by outlets such as Pitchfork, Decibel, SPIN, NPR, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, Stereogum, and countless others. On this new

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  • Vandenberg Moonkings Announce No. American Release Date

    Mascot Label Group's Mascot Records and Vandenberg MoonKings have announced a August 5 release date for the band's eponymous debut in North America.  The album marks the return of Adrian Vandenberg to the world of music, and his first collection of new repertoire in sixteen years.  Joining the former Vandenberg and Whitesnake guitarist are Jan Hoving (vocals), Sem Christoffel (bass)

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  • Malcolm & Angus Young's Pre AC/DC Recording

    Just before Malcolm and Angus Young took us on a debaucherous decent down that Highway to Hell, they joined with their talented brother, George Young and guitarist Harry Vanda, to form the brief, yet musically significant group, The Marcus Hook Roll Band.   Back then, there was no such person as Marcus Hook, nor did the ‘band’ originate from the borough

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Hollywood Spotlight

Plug-In

  • Xander Demos

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  • Gundacker Project

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  • Dario Lorina

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