Screamer Magazine July 2017
Featuring: . Also Included Megadeth's David Ellefson, In This Moment, Saliva, Mr. Big, Atreyu, Terry Ilous, Shaman's Harvest, Davey Suicide and Much More.

Articles in the July 2017 Issue

Interviews

  • Megadeth's DAVID ELLEFSON - Renaissance Man

    Coffeehouses are by their very nature warm and inviting environments. The smell of fresh brewed coffee hangs in the air, comfy chairs and sofas are scattered about, friends engaged in conversation are huddled together while solo word warriors peck away at their laptops. The sounds of screaming heavy metal music blast froth from the shop’s speakers while people…WHAT?? Rewind that,

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  • In This Moment's CHRIS HOWORTH - The Blood Legion

    With the recent announcement of their 2012 album Blood becoming Certified Gold in the U.S. on May 10th and the release of their sixth studio album Ritual set to be released July 21st, Maria Brink (lead singer), Chris Howorth (lead guitarist), Randy Weitzel (rhythm guitarist), Travis Johnson (bass guitar) and newest member Kent Diimell (drums)  from In This Moment have

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  • SALIVA – Only the Sickest Survive

    During the height of the nu-metal wave in the early 2000’s, a few bands stood tall above the rest and provided rock fans with something unique. Keeping their long record of success going last year with the release of their album, Love, Lies & Therapy, veteran rockers Saliva are one of those rejuvenated musical forces. The platinum-selling band is responsible for some of

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  • MR. BIG - 30 Years & Still Defying Gravity

    Twenty-five years after the release of their most well-known hit, To Be With You, Mr. Big is releasing their ninth studio album, Defying Gravity, via Frontiers Records (July 21). And achieving what many bands with longevity have not been able to, all of the original members of the band are still involved. Mr. Big’s lineup includes Billy Sheehan (Talas, David

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  • ATREYU's Jacobs & Miguel - Festivals, New Material & Their Hiatus

    On May 27 2017, Atreyu played at the Blackest of the Black Fest in Oak Canyon Park, Silverado, California. Oak Canyon Park is a sprawling 750-acre forested area in Orange County with mountains, a lake, plus fishing & camping. It was a sufficiently remote and creepy setting for the two-day long event that included sword swallowing, fire breathing, hook suspension

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  • TERRY ILOUS - Rock's Flamenco Ambassador

    Newton's first law of motion is often stated as: “An object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by an unbalanced force.” So what does that have to do with music? Science is objective and creativity is subjective, so it would seem there

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  • SHAMAN'S HARVEST - Deliver Red Handed Black Deeds

    Shaman’s Harvest has created their version of an old-school throwback record in a way. They threw technology in the dusty ole garage, preferring ‘vintage’ analog to digital in the creation of a truly visceral journey in sound and production. Tales of the blues, country rock, the shadows of spirits passed, gospel healing, Native American and historical hymns mixed with sounds

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Reviews

  • MR. BIG - Defying Gravity

    As they approach their 30 year anniversary as a band, Mr. Big is releasing their ninth studio album, Defying Gravity via Frontiers Music SRL on July 21, 2017. The original lineup is still intact- Eric Martin (Vocals), Paul Gilbert (Guitar), Billy Sheehan (Bass), and Pat Torpey (drums). While Torpey was recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s, Matt Starr has been helping with

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  • LAST BULLET – 80-69-64

    Last Bullet’s latest EP, 80-69-64, which is set for release July 14, is a short, six-song album that packs a lot of punch with no filler. And, while the album may be short, no one is about to call it “sweet.” Produced and mixed by Brian Moncarz (The Trews, Our Lady Peace, Bleeker, Circa Survive) and mastered by Brian Lucey (The Black

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  • SHAMAN'S HARVEST - Red Hands Black Deeds

    Missouri’s answer to the dark side of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Shaman’s Harvest conjure up their sixth offering giving us the wild-eyed, attack ready stare of a coyote on Red Hands Black Deeds. They take an analogue approach to recording, shunning digital, making every sound you hear and don’t hear. The record is blanketed in conceptual darkness with ceremonial testimonials.  Songs dipped

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Press Releases

  • Happy 4th Of July - Rock With The Daisies

    With July 4th just around the corner, The Dead Daisies wanted to not only celebrate Independence Day but Freedom around the world. Bassist Marco Mendoza sums it up nicely for all of us: “My career as a Musician has allowed me to travel around the World quite a few times to experience different lands & cultures. Back in the USA we live with the abundance of

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  • Greta Van Fleet - U.S. Headline Tour, Top 15 Radio Track

    Armed with a Top 15 single at Active Rock and Mainstream Rock radio, just named YouTube's "Artist On The Rise" for the band's gritty and infectious debut track "Highway Tune" (more than 400,000 plays since mid-April), and a group conviction to bring rock'n'roll back to the mainstream, red-hot breaking band Greta Van Fleet announces a three-week, U.S. headline tour starting August 15 in

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  • STYX ‘The Mission’ Lands At #6 On Billboard’s “Top Rock Albums”

    STYX’s highly anticipated and critically acclaimed 16th studio album, THE MISSION, has rocketed to the top of various Billboard’s charts thanks to a solid album that has connected with their longtime fans as well as new fans who are discovering them for the first time. THE MISSION’s chart positions: #6 Top Rock Albums #11 Physical Albums #11 Vinyl Albums #13

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  • Screaming For Silence Premiere Lyric Video For Single “House Of Glass”

    Screaming for Silence have announced tour dates in support of their new, independent release titled House of Glass due out on July 28, 2017. The House of Glass Tour will kick off on the same day, July 28th in Ames, Iowa at DG's Taphouse and conclude on August 19th in Omaha, Nebraska. The band will premiere the lyric video for

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  • NEW VIDEO: The Devil Wears Prada - "Worldwide"

    Check out the new video from The Devil Wears Prada for the track "Worldwide," from the band's latest album Transit Blues (Rise Records), premiered exclusively by Metal Hammer/Germany - http://bit.ly/2sxTuVe As the band's Mike Hranica told MH, "This 'Worldwide' video has been many months in the making.  The video was directed by Casey Pierce, his third for our band.  We think

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  • Guitarist Ray Suhy (Six Feet Under, Cannabis Corpse) "Fulmination" EP Out Now

    "His new instrumental solo album, 'Fulmination', should sound familiar to fans of his previous work, but still entirely fresh and exciting. It's hard-hitting yet melodic, and never pushes noodling to the point of exhaustion." -Dead Rhetoric- " 'Fulmination' never becomes too self-indulgent. Meaning the four songs presented here (also a wise choice in an attempt to not overdo it) still feel more

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  • All-Female Texas Punk Rock Band Tricounty Terror To Release Their Latest Offering Via EMP Underground

    TRICOUNTY TERROR, the all-female Punk hellions of Texas, are set to release their self-titled major independent debut via EMP UNDERGROUND/EMP LABEL GROUP October 6th. TRICOUNTY TERROR are five sexy, savage, whiskey shootin' ladies from Texas, who are steeped in the fast, heavy, loud roar and punch of Southern-Inspired Punk Rock. Having played with scum-rock heroes such as The Murder Junkies,

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  • Greta Van Fleet - #1 Most Added Track at Active Rock Radio

    "Highway Tune," the debut single from the much-buzzed-about new band Greta Van Fleet, exploded at radio this week as the #1 most added track at Active Rock Radio with 16 adds, according to MediaBase.  The track also marks the week's highest new artist debut, landing at #24 on MediaBase's Active Rock Airplay Chart. "Highway Tune" also vaulted up 11 places on Billboard's Mainstream Rock

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  • Exotic Guitar God MARTY FRIEDMAN Announces Headlining Tour in Support of New Album, "Wall Of Sound"

    Following last week's album announcement, MARTY FRIEDMAN is now set to unveil his headlining tour in support of his latest scorcher, Wall Of Sound. The 22-show trek will feature support from Houston's top progressive outfit, Scale the Summit, along with Madison, WI-based technical progressive three-piece, The Fine Constant. The tour kicks off in Philadelphia on August 2, just two days before

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  • Monster Energy Houston Open Air Music Lineup Announced: Five Finger Death Punch, Prophets of Rage, Stone Sour, Marilyn Manson...

    A hard-hitting music lineup has been announced for Monster Energy Houston Open Air--Texas’s biggest rock experience--Saturday, October 14 and Sunday, October 15 at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman in The Woodlands, TX. Five Finger Death Punch, Prophets of Rage, Stone Sour, Marilyn Manson, Mastodon, Halestorm, In This Moment, Gojira, Of Mice & Men and Suicidal Tendencies lead

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  • PROJECTED Release Video for Debut Single "Reload"

    Coming on the heels of the recently released EPK and album announcement, Projected returns with the video for the debut single “Reload.” The video was produced, directed and edited by Jamie Brown for Smoking Gun Productions and can be seen here: https://youtu.be/Y3dtoi4VZdw. The song comes from the band’s sophomore double-length release, Ignite My Insanity, scheduled for release on July 21st via

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  • EMP Label Group Celebrates Dangerous Toys “Dirty Thirty” With LP/CD Reissues

    Hard Rock legends DANGEROUS TOYS, who formed in Austin, TX in 1987, celebrate 30 years as a band in 2017, and EMP LABEL GROUP is celebrating with “Dirty Thirty” Remastered CD and LP reissues of the back-half of the band’s catalog including PISSED, THE RTIST 4MERLY KNOWN AS DANGEROUS TOYS, AND XX: LIVE. Formed in 1987, with WATCHTOWER vocalist Jason

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  • TYGERS OF PAN Tang Singer In New Band DAMN FREAKS - Video/Single Out Today

    First single and music video from the band with Tygers Of Pan Tang singer Jack Meile in front. Jack Meile says "'Break The Chains' was one of the first song I listened to form the album and it reminded me of the early '80 US metal. I was, and still am, a huge fan of Dokken and Van Halen and

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  • ADRENALINE MOB Reveal "King of The Ring" Guitar Play Through via Gear Gods

    ADRENALINE MOB founding member and guitarist Mike Orlando has teamed up with GEAR GODS to reveal a play through video for their blistering single, "King of The Ring", taken from their newest effort, "We The People", out now via Century Media Records. Watch it now and play along at: http://geargods.net/playthrough/adrenaline-mob-king-of-the-ring-guitar-playthrough/ "We The People" was self-recorded, mixed and mastered at Orlando's Sonic

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  • Shaman's Harvest Reveal Lead Single "The Come Up"

    Shaman’s Harvest and Mascot Label Group have revealed that the lead single from the band’s upcoming album Red Hands Black Deeds (out 7/28) is titled “The Come Up.”  On release, the track hits SiriusXM Octane straight into power rotation. It is also featured on all streaming services globally, and has premiered in partnership with Loudwire: http://loudwire.com/shamans-harvest-the-come-up-exclusive-song-premiere/.  Singer Nathan Hunt shares,

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  • Bullet For My Valentine Drop Live Video for "Don't Need You"

    Bullet For My Valentine have released an official live video clip for "Don't Need You," evidencing the pure fire (literally and figuratively) of their two consecutive sold-out performances at the world famous Brixton Academy, London, last December. The video features footage found on the forthcoming DVD Bullet For My Valentine - Live From Brixton: Chapter Two. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMO89Tcl5WM The shows in question saw

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  • Anthrax's Charlie Benante Relaunches Benante's Blend Coffee Line

    Anyone who knows Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante knows his deep and passionate love for the taste of coffee.  So much so that two years ago, he launched his own line, "Benante's Blend."  Today, having forged a collaboration with Chicago's Dark Matter Coffee Co., "Benante's Blend" has undergone enhancements that include higher quality choice of coffee beans, a change in the

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  • THE MAGPIE SALUTE Announce Additional 20 Fall Tour Dates Including A Two-Night Stand At Irving Plaza NYC

    Ahead of this Friday's self-titled debut album release (June 9 worldwide via Eagle Rock Entertainment), THE MAGPIE SALUTE have announced an additional 20 dates this fall including a two-night stand at Irving Plaza in NYC on November 15 and 16. The national headlining tour by the 10-piece band that brings together Rich Robinson, Marc Ford and Sven Pipien of The Black Crowes with other dynamic musicians and co-ed singers from around the world kicks off July 26 in Indianapolis

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  • GWAR To Commandeer Vans' #GWARped Tour Social Media Accounts Today

    Attention filthy humans as you already know, your Lords and Masters GWAR will be hitting the road this summer as part of the Vans' Warped Tour...scratch that...it is now called the Vans' #GWARpedTour.  That's right our alien overlords are working on their plans to take over the entire tour, and today they are beginning to put this plan into motion

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  • MR. BIG: Video for “Everybody Needs a Little Trouble” from 'Defying Gravity' Album Online Now!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2XbrucOnC8&feature=youtu.be Original members Eric Martin (lead vocals), Paul Gilbert (guitars), Billy Sheehan (bass) and Pat Torpey (drums) reunited with producer Kevin Elson (who was behind the boards for the band’s 1989 self-titled debut, 1991’s LEAN INTO IT and 1993’s BUMP AHEAD) for an intensive six-day recording session in Los Angeles. While Torpey was unable to perform some of the songs on DEFYING GRAVITY due

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  • Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow Releases New Song Via iTunes

    Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow was moved to release a special version of “Land of Hope and Glory", a reworking of “Pomp And Circumstance March No. 1” written in 1902. The renowned British patriotic anthem is available now via iTunes, Spotify, and Amazon (Minstrel Hall Music). Expressing his pride for his homeland, Blackmore wanted to show his solidarity and support for the

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  • Saliva Announce Only The Sickest Survive Tour 2017

    Multi-platinum and Grammy nominated hard rock group SALIVA announce headline dates for their summer Only the Sickest Survive tour. The first leg of the tour starts this week on June 7th in Ishpeming MI and hits cities East of the Mississippi. It ends on July 2nd in Jacksonville FL which is home base for members lead singer Bobby Amaru and

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  • THE WINERY DOGS Announce ‘Dog Years: Live In Santiago & Beyond 2013-2016’ And ‘Dog Years’ EP Due Out August 4

    When a new band gets nothing but glowing live reviews right out of the gate for their first two albums, they must be doing something right. THE WINERY DOGS--Richie Kotzen (vocals, guitar), Billy Sheehan (bass), Mike Portnoy (drums)—have been mesmerizing live audiences at over 200 shows with their monstrous musicianship since they exploded onto the scene in 2013 with the

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  • Greta Van Fleet - More Tour Dates, Radio Heating Up

    Greta Van Fleet, the rising young rock band that is making some of the most buzzed-about, high-energy rock'n'roll music heard in a long time, heads back on the road beginning June 9 with a series of club headline dates and summer/fall festivals that include stops at Milwaukee's Summerfest (July 1), Louisville's Louder Than Life (October 1), and the Rock Allegiance

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  • Doll Skin Announce Summer Tour With Next To None, Supporting Manic Pixie Dream Girl In Stores June 16, 2017

    Phoenix pop-punk darlings DOLL SKIN have announced they will hit the road after WARPED TOUR with EMP LABEL GROUP labelmates NEXT TO NONE. Doll Skin will release their upcoming sophomore LP MANIC PIXIE DREAM GIRL, June 16th via EMP LABEL GROUP/AMPED, while Next To None will release PHASES July 9th through EMP in North America, and Inside Out in Europe.

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Hollywood Spotlight

  • R.E.O. SPEEDWAGON & STYX Unite to Rock The Greek!

    Styx and R.E.O. Speedwagon are no strangers to sharing the same highways and stages together.  On Saturday, June 24th, they made what was the fourth stop on their 2017, United We Rock tour at the Greek Theater. Joining forces once again, along with special guest, former long time Eagles guitarist, Don Felder, they filled the cool evening air of Griffith Park with

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  • MR. BIG LIVE! - The Canyon Club

    Mr. Big, the hard-driving, 90's quartet with a pop edge rolled into Agoura Hills for a show at the Canyon Club on Friday, June 23rd.  Touring out ahead of their forthcoming album, Defying Gravity, the Canyon Club show is the penultimate date of the U.S. leg of their tour.  Following a June 24th show at the Canyon's sister venue, the Rose

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  • GRETA VAN FLEET Visits The City of Angels

    Frankenmuth, MI up and comers Greta Van Fleet recently made their first trip out to the Coast and left quite a lasting impression.  While in Los Angeles to take meetings with their label, management and public relations teams, they sat down with Screamer Magazine's Richard Rosenthal for a follow-up interview to their May 2017 conversation, as well as participate in an

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  • DOYLE & DAVEY SUICIDE Live! - Malone's Bar

    Santa Ana, California had no idea what to expect when the Abominate the World Tour came to town on June 18, 2017.  Doyle (featuring Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein, former Misfits guitarist) have been rampaging through cities across the world in support of their new album, Doyle II: As We Die.  Hitting the road with Doyle on the North American leg

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