Screamer Magazine June 2014
Featuring: . Also Included Marty Friedman, Tempt, Jessie Wagner & Envy, Deborah Bonham, Bumblefoot, Alter Bridge, Guns N' Roses and Much More.

Articles in the June 2014 Issue

Interviews

  • TESLA - The Art of Simplicity

    Love Song, What You Give, Before My Eyes, and Signs; if these songs don’t trigger images of a group of long-haired blue-collar boys from Northern California, helping to change the scene and climate of rock n’ roll in the early 90s, then you need to go back to school and re-read your history.  Nikki Sixx once remarked that they were

    Continue Reading.

  • MARTY FRIEDMAN - Bringing The Fire With Inferno

    Marty Friedman. This highly respected guitarist spent the 1980's playing alongside fellow guitarist Jason Becker in Cacophony and also releasing the first of his many solo albums before becoming a member of Megadeth. Friedman was with the multi-platinum selling thrash icons during perhaps their most successful period, releasing Rust in Peace, Countdown to Extinction, Youthanasia, Cryptic Writings, and Risk during

    Continue Reading.

  • TEMPT - The Serpents In The Garden

    "Hair metal" never really went away. True, the opening chords to Smells Like Teen Spirit signaled a retreat and hibernation for a fair amount of years, but much like the apocalyptic story of the cockroach surviving a nuclear war, the genre hung tough. Today bands like Poison, Warrant, Ratt, L.A. Guns and a host of others continue to soldier on

    Continue Reading.

  • JESSIE WAGNER & ENVY – Rallying Cry for the Underdog

    On the surface, this is an interesting band as they bring a fresh dynamic to the world of rock music.  Not necessarily the first band to confront the concept of mixing up soul, funk and blues with a rocky edge, they nevertheless have found their respective mojo and pull off these diverse varieties of music with aplomb.  They have released

    Continue Reading.

  • DEBORAH BONHAM – The Spirit is Alive and Well

    It isn’t something that everybody has to deal with, but can you imagine being related to someone who is an important part of a seminal rock band that has ascertained legendary status?  Juggling with the fallout of such circumstances is the situation that Deborah Bonham found herself confronted with.  This isn’t a story of woe, but of a two-sided presentation.

    Continue Reading.

  • Wide Open: JEFF ROUSE of The Guessing Game

    Life for a professional musician can be unpredictable, and Jeff Rouse knows this well from his years playing in bands such as Duff McKagan’s Loaded, Allen Crime Syndicate, and his solo project, To the Glorious Lonely. While on a break from Loaded, Rouse has been focused on a band he recently formed called The Guessing Game and is celebrating the

    Continue Reading.

Reviews

  • An Intimate Evening With BUMBLEFOOT w/ Very Special Guests

    After the opening show for Guns N' Roses' Evening of Destruction/No Trickery at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal hosts a show with special guests at Vinyl, also located in The Hard Rock the following night. Vinyl is a small venue just down from The Joint, with a 650 person capacity.  Walking into the

    Continue Reading.

  • The PINK FLOYD and SYD BARRETT Story - DVD Review

    Originally released in 2001, as part of the BBC’s Omnibus series, Eagle Rock Entertainment has recently re-released The Pink Floyd and Syd Barrett Story as a 2-DVD set and digital video. This film chronicles the early life of the legendary band Pink Floyd, featuring interviews with Roger Waters, Nick Mason, Rick Wright, David Gilmour, Bob Klose ( former member of

    Continue Reading.

  • RIVAL SONS – Great Western Valkyrie

    If you’ve been fortunate enough to witness the genuine potential exhibited on their Head Down and Pressure & Time albums, then you’ll be hoping Rival Sons trimmed the fat off their last album, and fused it with the compact and neat songs from the Pressure & Time collection to create what the band should be achieving.  The zenith of quality

    Continue Reading.

  • NEAL SCHON – So U

    The beating heart of melodic rockers Journey and well-known guitarist Neal Schön has gathered the talents of Journey drummer Deen Castronovo in conjunction with bassist Marco Mendoza, known for his work with Black Star Riders, Ted Nugent and Whitesnake amongst others, and the three forces have produced an interesting album as a result. It would be too easy to dismiss

    Continue Reading.

  • TEMPT - Under My Skin EP

    ‘80’s style hair metal refuses to die. Do a Google search for any famous (or semi-famous, for that matter) hair band, and chances are they’re still around, plugging away on the club or festival circuit with one or two original members. So what’s one to make of Tempt, a band that has that ‘80’s pop/hair metal sound down so pat

    Continue Reading.

  • JESSIE WAGNER & ENVY – Army of the Underdog EP

    "Diamond in the rough" is an interesting phrase as it implies that there is a shiny jewel amongst some unpleasant or unwelcome surroundings.  The "rough" element could be interpreted as being uglier or distasteful.  However you wish to take this phrase, this reviewer wishes to use it in the context of a band member who takes to performing in the

    Continue Reading.

  • DEBORAH BONHAM – Spirit

    The sister of legendary Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham has earned her stripes as she unveils the fourth studio album in her canon of solo work.  If you’re familiar with Fate of Nations by Robert Plant and thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere, the Cajun and folk subtleties, the underlying blues and the overall ability to incorporate some good songs within a sense

    Continue Reading.

  • BLOODY HAMMERS – Under Satan’s Sun

    If you go travelling around you never know sometimes what you’re likely to find.  For example, crawling amongst the dusty shadows lurk the ominous spectre of Bloody Hammers in Transylvania County, NC.  Now on their third studio album, the sense of their identity is well defined and those of you familiar with Hammer House of Horror will have no issues

    Continue Reading.

  • SMASH FASHION – Big Cat Love

    After releasing two studio albums already to a modest fanfare, this L.A. based melodic and infectious troupe are here with album number three.  Sharing their brand of big cat love with their ever-growing audience, you receive an album which proudly shows off that title complete with songs that prove the influence of Marc Bolan, Sweet and the Sex Pistols is

    Continue Reading.

  • DIE SO FLUID – The Opposites of Light

    This three-piece made up of the charismatic Grog on vocals and bass, Mr. Drew on guitars and Al Fletcher beating the skins have already shared their musical exploits via three previous studio albums and several other releases.  There’s no time like the present to play catch-up with their style of hard rock.  Their latest studio offering packs a punch thanks

    Continue Reading.

  • ELVENKING – The Pagan Manifesto

    This Italian six-piece are ready to unveil their 8th studio album continuing their exploration of folk metal for the masses as their European audiences grow to impressive sizes.  All manner of folk-themed instrumentation dances arm-in-arm with the metal-fused majesty the band are known for which helps The Pagan Manifesto conquer any complacent pitfalls, and keeps the journey throughout the 12

    Continue Reading.

  • HOLLOW - Mordrake

    Canadian Symphonic Death Metal.  Now that is a set of words one simply does not hear very often.  However, it is definitely a thing!  Hailing from Montreal comes Hollow with their debut release entitled “Mordrake”, a 12-track monstrous audio tapestry that has a little something for everyone with an ear for heavy metal. Mordrake infuses roaring blast beats, haunting symphonic

    Continue Reading.

  • ALTER BRIDGE LIVE – Kansas City, MO

    Alter Bridge, nearing the last leg of their American Spring tour in support of their album Fortress, hit the Arvest Bank Theatre in Kansas City, MO on May 2, 2014. Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland is located in downtown Kansas City. The theatre, opened in 1927, was built in the French and Italian Baroque style, and is well known

    Continue Reading.

  • GUNS N' ROSES - An Evening of Destruction/No Trickery

    The Joint, inside The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Las Vegas,  is once again being called home for Guns N' Roses second residency.  The announcement was made in February about the nine shows, which began May 21st  and runs through June 7th. Fans were greeted outside the venue by dominatrix dressed girls on stilts grabbing the attention of every fan that

    Continue Reading.

Press Releases

  • Scott Stapp Announces Tour Dates In Support Of New Album Proof Of Life

    Grammy-Award winning artist Scott Stapp will hit the road this summer in support of his second full length solo album Proof of Life. The deeply personal Proof of Life debuted at #37 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Charts late last year. Proof of Life was produced by Howard Benson and mixed by Chris Lord-Alge and is the follow up

    Continue Reading.

  • Monster Energy's AFTERSHOCK Festival: Godsmack, Weezer, The Offspring, Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch & Many More--Sept. 13 & 14 In Sacramento

    The third annual Monster Energy’s AFTERSHOCK Festival returns to Discovery Park near downtown Sacramento September 13 & 14, 2014 bigger than ever with a massive lineup including Godsmack, Weezer, The Offspring, Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch (back by popular demand), Limp Bizkit, Rise Against, Chevelle, AWOLNATION, Seether, Mastodon, Pennywise, Bad Religion and many more. After the major success of

    Continue Reading.

  • Pyro, Ohio and Provoke, Destroy Announces Panic In The Mid-Atlantic Tour

    Founded on the principles of determination and individuality, post-hardcore quintet Pyro, Ohio continues to blaze their own path out of the mountains of Virginia and into venues across the country. With a dynamic sound encompassing alternative, pop-punk, and metal influences, Pyro, Ohio delivers a unique blend of genres without overstaying their welcome in any of them. Front man Peter Verity’s

    Continue Reading.

  • Terrorizer Magazine is streaming DEN SAAKALDTE's new album in full

    Thanks to Terrorizer Magazine, the new album from Norwegian black metallers DEN SAAKALDTE entitled "Kapittel II: Faen i Helvete" can be listened to ahed of its release date, which comes up on May 27th in Europe and June 10th in North America via Agonia Records. To stream the band's 2nd in career full-length, click below. http://www.terrorizer.com/news/streams/stream-den-saakaldtes-new-album-kapittel-ii-faen-helvete-exclusively-terrorizer/ DEN SAAKALDTE steps out

    Continue Reading.

  • Rebel Hotel to Play Hometown; Tiki Bar, May 31st in Costa Mesa, CA

    Rebel Hotel announce a new show for fans in the O.C., May 31st at the Tiki Bar, in Costa Mesa, CA.  Originating in Orange County CA in 2010, they recorded 2 EP’s called, Rebel Hotel & EP 2.  In 2013 the band moved to Hollywood and recorded another EP of 5 songs.. “Visualize Believe Conceive” released it in October 2013;

    Continue Reading.

  • Mushroomhead Enter Billboard Top 200 at # 20 -- Band Trashes Billboard Rock

      Mushroomhead's new album The Righteous & The Butterfly sold 10,715 its first week and was the band's highest Billboard Top 200 album entry at #20. Additionally, the band debuted at # 1 on Billboard's Hard Rock Chart. But, when the band entered at # 5 on Billboard's Rock Chart, the band was flat out "WTF?" at how the Rock

    Continue Reading.

  • Expire Premieres New Track, "Forgetting", On Lambgoat

    Listen to a new Expire track, "Forgetting", now on Lambgoat.com. This song appears on Expire's new album, Pretty Low, which will be available June 17th from Bridge Nine. Pretty Low is the follow-up to Expire's B9 debut Pendulum Swings which was called "one of the best hardcore albums to be released this decade" by Rise HXC. Since Expire's formation in

    Continue Reading.

  • HOLLOW: New Album 'Mordrake' Out May 30th

    Hailing from Montreal, QC, melodic death metal band Hollow has amassed quite the portfolio since its conception in 2009. Conquering audiences across Québec and Ontario, Hollow has became a household name that has showcased in front of industry giants such as Alex Skolnick (Testament), Blacky and Dan Mongrain (Voivod), Stephane Barbe (Kataklysm) and Mikey Heppner (Priestess). Their unique look and

    Continue Reading.

  • BLUES PILLS: New Song Released

     BLUES PILLS, have released the first single off their upcoming self-titled debut. Check out the song “High Class Woman”, here. The lyrics can be found on the handwritten piece of paper below/attached. The first limited edition of Blues Pills will also include a special bonus DVD. This will feature the band's entire gig at 2013's installment of renowned German "Hammer

    Continue Reading.

  • Full Throttle S'loonshine Distillery Opening June 6-7 / Jesse James Dupree & Michael Ballard

    Trimble, TN --- Once A Booming Cotton Town, Trimble, Tennessee faces an optimistic future as entrepreneur and hometown resident Michael Ballard opens the Full Throttle S'loonshine Distillery the week-end of June 6 and 7. Michael Ballard's partner Jesse James Dupree will host the ground breaking ceremony for American Outlaw Spirits, the corporate concern that owns and operates Jesse James America's

    Continue Reading.

  • Tim Lambesis World Exclusive Interview AS I LAY DYING Singer Breaks Silence; Sentenced to Six Years

    Tim Lambesis speaks about his case for the first (and possibly last) time anywhere, in a series of interviews with AP's West Coast Editor Ryan J. Downey conducted in the final weeks and days leading up to today's sentencing of six years imprisonment. http://bit.ly/1sBqRhp

    Continue Reading.

  • SUPER DUPER ALICE COOPER DVD, Blu-ray Out June 3, 2014

    SUPER DUPER ALICE COOPER~ON DVD, BLU-RAY AND DELUXE LIMITED EDITION JUNE 3, 2014~ “Watching Super Duper Alice Cooper is like having a magician you’ve seen for years finally explaining his tricks to you” -USA Today “It's a tale of survival, endurance and momentum.” -Rolling Stone.com New York, NY (May 15, 2014)--Eagle Rock Entertainment is proud to announce the DVD, Blu-ray and

    Continue Reading.

  • The Veer Union to Release the “Deluxe Edition” of Divide The Blackened Sky

    The Veer Union will release the “Deluxe Edition” of Divide The Blackened Sky which includes three new songs and re-mastered tracks on June 10, 2014 via Pavement Entertainment. Frontman Crispin Earl said of the album,“Divide The Blackened Sky, is a much darker and heavier effort than our previous works. It depicts all the hard times we have been through over

    Continue Reading.

  • BUTCHER BABIES premiere new Lyric Video & keep on touring

    BUTCHER BABIES have been on the road consistently since the release of their debut album, GOLIATH, in July of last year. They are currently on REVOLVER Magazine's GOLDEN GODS Tour featuring BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, DOWN and DEVIL YOU KNOW. They will also make a stop in Columbus, OH on Friday for this year's ROCK ON THE RANGE Festival featuring AVENGED

    Continue Reading.

  • ROCK ON THE RANGE: America’s Premier Rock Festival Sells Out In Advance

    ROCK ON THE RANGE--America’s premier rock festival--is a sell out in advance of this weekend's eighth annual event. This marks the second consecutive year that the three-day multi-stage music and lifestyle event will be sold-out (last year the festival hosted a sold-out crowd of over 103,000 fans). Set for May 16, 17 and 18 at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus,

    Continue Reading.

  • Rock Band Vampyre Heart's Epic Short Film/Music Afraid Available On Youtube

    Rock Band Vampyre Heart's music video Afraid- this epic short film/music video is based on their singer Summer’s new Novel "Vampyre Heart the Beginning" This gripping story line will keep you glued to the edge of your seat right to the very end of the book! The band were approached by a film director who then took the first chapter

    Continue Reading.

  • NINJASPY Indiegogo Campaign Ending May 16th (please share 4 Easy Steps to Get Voice On Records and Donation Perks)

    Vancouver, BC’s high flying, super entertaining, much adored cross breed of metal and ska, NINJASPY (a band of brothers literally), are proud to launch their new Indiegogo campaign to record their next full length album since releasing their cult followed debut ‘Pi Nature’ in 2007 produced by GGGarth Richardson and Ben Kaplan. “Today marks the first step towards the making

    Continue Reading.

  • BLOOD CEREMONY Streaming "A-Side" of New Single "Let it Come Down" on Noisey

    Following the success of last years globally acclaimed third album, The Eldritch Dark, BLOOD CEREMONY are back with a brand new single. Noisey, Vice Magazine's Music Channel is streaming the "A-Side" of the singe "Let it Come Down" exclusively at this location: http://noisey.vice.com/blog/blood-ceremony-let-it-come-down. "Let it Come Down" further displays the uniqueness of this Toronto based band. Conviction and dedication to

    Continue Reading.

  • Sunday Night Rocker's Delight: DESERT DRAGON Live at House Of Blues/Sunset

    (WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA) - It's a Sunday Night Rockers Delight at the House of Blues Sunset this Sunday, May 18 when L.A. buzz band Desert Dragon performs on the iconic Sunset Strip club's Main Stage at 11 p.m. $15. HOB is located at 8430 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 21 and over. Info: (323) 848-5100 or www.houseofblues.com. The night before -

    Continue Reading.

  • Eluveitie: New Album Details and Cover Art Revealed

    Swiss folk-metal pioneers, ELUVEITIE, have revealed the details to the highly-anticipated follow-up to their 2012 release, Helvetios! Origins will be released on August 1st (EUR), August 4th (UK) and on August 5th (North America) via Nuclear Blast. Cover artwork was created by none other than the group’s mastermind himself, Chrigel Glanzmann. Origins was recorded once again with producer Tommy Vetterli

    Continue Reading.

  • From Indian Lakes on Tour with RX Bandits, The Dear Hunter This Summer

    The Yosemite Valley, CA alternative rock outfit, named one of Alternative Press' 'Bands You Need To Know in 2014', is currently in the studio completing their Triple Crown debut full length that will be coming later this year. Tour Dates: 7/11/2014 State Theatre St. Petersburg, FL 7/12/2014 Culture Room Ft. Lauderdale, FL 7/13/2014 Roc Bar Jacksonville, FL 7/14/2014 The Beacham

    Continue Reading.

  • Carnifex: “Die Without Hope” Music Video Released

    San Diego, CA death metal outfit CARNIFEX, has made the music video for the title-track of their new album available for viewing here. Die Without Hope recently reached #98 on the U.S. Billboard Top 200 chart upon its release last March via Nuclear Blast Records. The record also reached #8 on the Hard Rock Charts. Die Without Hope was recorded

    Continue Reading.

Hollywood Spotlight

Plug-In