Screamer Magazine June 2016
Featuring: . Also Included Brian HEAD Welch of Korn, Surgical Meth Machine, Full Throttle Saloon, Michael Ballard, Jess James Dupree, The Decoys, Toxic Rose, Death Angel, Rock On The Range 2016, Five Finger Death Punch, Medadeth, Anthrax, Rob Zombie, Sevendust, The Glorious Sons, We Came As Romans, From Ashes To New, Disturbed, Shinedown, 3 Doors Down, Candlebox, Pop Evil, Filter, Rob Zombie, Lacuna Coil, Butcher Babies and Much More.

Articles in the June 2016 Issue

Interviews

  • Brian "Head" Welch on Faith, Fatherhood and Korn

    Brian “Head” Welch of Korn has certainly made waves in the music world, and not just for his songwriting and guitar skills or the success of the band he helped form. In 2005, he made headlines when he decided to leave the massively successful Korn after having found God. MTV covered the story when he was baptized in the Jordan River

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  • AL JOURGENSEN - Never A Dull Moment

    The always insane, never dull Al Jourgensen is back with a new project called Surgical Meth Machine. The album, which goes by same name, was released on April 15, 2016. Some may remember when we last checked in with Jourgensen, Ministry had just released From Beer to Eternity, as well as his autobiography The Lost Gospels According to Al Jourgensen,

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  • FULL THROTTLE SALOON - Back in the Saddle Again

    The Full Throttle Saloon in Sturgis, South Dakota, known as the “World’s Largest Biker Bar,” might also be the most well-known biker bar. Having been a staple of the Sturgis rally for many years, and in more recent years being the subject of a reality TV show, proprietors Michael and Angie Ballard and partner Jesse James Dupree (also of the

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  • THE DECOYS - Canadian Indie Road Warriors

    People think being on the road with a rock band is glamorous, but that’s because most people’s images come from documentaries about huge arena rock bands. Private jets, lavish tour buses, wild backstage parties. Reality is, when you're a young, fairly unknown band on a self-supported tour, there’s not a lot of glamour to it. “We had a bit of

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  • TOXIC ROSE - Totally Tranquil

    Take your favorite Dimmu Borgir video, transport it back to the ‘80s Sunset Strip, add four young lads from Sweden, some horror elements and you have the modern day trans-genre morphing of Stockholm’s Toxic Rose.  They may call Sweden home and be wrapped tight in spiked black leather but their sound screams of ‘80s arena rock with a modern day

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Reviews

  • DEATH ANGEL - The Evil Divide

    It could never be said that Death Angel has had it easy.  Though second offering Frolic through the Park spawned MTV video Bored and provided backwoods chase music for Leatherface, a bus crash supporting third record Act III derailed them for a decade.  They returned to form on 2004’s Art of Dying pummeling out three more records between ’08 and

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  • THE DECOYS - In Our Blood

    The Decoys are a three-piece band from the exotic-sounding  city (at least to American ears) of Kamloops in British Columbia, Canada. Vocalist/guitarist Matt Stanley said of their new album In Our Blood “We incorporated elements of punk, grunge, folk and country rock,” and that description is pretty spot-on. The opening track Don’t Hesitate is full-on garage rock at its best.

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  • DEVILDRIVER - Trust No One

    After DevilDriver’s 2013 Napalm Records debut Winter Kills, Dez Fafara took a break, focusing on the rekindled Coal Chamber, thereby becoming Napalm brethren and giving DevilDriver a needed hiatus. Recharged after many long hours and burned candles they’ve emerged with Trust No One.  The insidious glare of the predator’s eyes ripping through its prey’s skin mimics the music, from dangerous

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  • THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT - White Bear

    If ever rock n' roll needed saving, now is the time.  The last decade and a half has spawned many imitators, primadonnas, and hacks that have had the inability to provide the public with decent rock n' roll.  Sure there have been acts that have been worthy of a listen, but none that truly make you a believer.  With that

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  • DANCE GAVIN DANCE - Tree City Sessions Review

    Post-hardcore band Dance Gavin Dance has never been one to play it safe. But what’s life without a little risk? With an experimental sound and seemingly unorthodox song structures, the group has effectively charged to the front of the pack. The band has worked hard for over ten solid years of music, despite near-constant changes in lineup. The five-piece act

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  • Rock on the Range 2016 - Day 2

    Saturday May 21 aka first day of hangover fatigue for second day rangers and three day stayers hit with more rain but wide eyed first day attendees were ready to go.  Lacey Sturm opened stage 2 with Aranda, Texas Hippie Coalition, Issues, Parkway Drive, Ghost and Lamb of God. Citizen Zero, Jelly Role, Wilson, New Years Day, Crown the Empire

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  • Rock on the Range 2016 - Day 1

    The 10th year anniversary of the nation’s largest rock festival Rock on the Range started on Friday, May 20 in Columbus, Ohio. Regardless of the first stage and band you stood in front of, the sold out weekend brought thousands from around the country to celebrate three days of open air music, weather be damned.  Though rain and brisk winds

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  • ROB ZOMBIE, Disturbed, Pop Evil Live! - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

    As the tour buses rolled into the US Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the fans prepared themselves for what was sure to be a hell of an evening and they were not disappointed, as Pop Evil, Rob Zombie and Disturbed hopped onto the stage on May 17th. Pop Evil being the opening band, they did have a shorter set.

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  • Lacuna Coil & Butcher Babies - At The Roxy - Interview with Andrea Ferro

    Italian Gothic Metal band Lacuna Coil officially kicked off their North American tour in support of their eighth studio album Delirium set to be released on May 27th with their second show this past Sunday night at The Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood, CA and despite the fact it was Mother’s Day, this was a sold out show and everyone

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Press Releases

  • Mike Tramp Celebrates 40 Year Anniversary!

    2016 has already been a very eventful year for the Danish Rock 'N' Roll legend Mike Tramp. Following up on the success with the album NOMAD and extensive touring in 2015, Tramp won an award for the Best Classic Rock Album in his home country. This summer he's doing Danish festivals along with his young band LUCER and it all

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  • PAUL GILBERT: ‘I Can Destroy’ Out Today Via The Orchard

    May 27, 2016 – Today’s the day. The 17th solo album by acclaimed guitar maestro PAUL GILBERT (Mr. Big), I CAN DESTROY, is out now via The Orchard on iTunes, Amazon, and major retail outlets. A video for the album’s first single, “Everybody Use Your Goddamn Turn Signal,” can be seen on PAUL’s official YouTube page. A full album stream

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  • srcvinyl Releasing 4 More Blink 182 Classics On Cassette

    On July 22nd, srcvinyl will release 4 new Blink 182 albums on limited edition cassette. Titles include: 1995's 'Cheshire Cat', 2001's 'Take Off Your Pants and Jacket', 2005's 'Greatest Hits' and 2011's 'Neighborhoods'. Each cassette will retail for $11.99 and feature High Quality Dolby Digital Audio Transfers. Audio Pro Low Noise / High Output Tab In Cassette Tapes. Pre-orders are

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  • FATES WARNING - Launch "Theories Of Flight" Album Teaser Video (watch)

    In light of the upcoming release of their much anticipated 12th studio album, "Theories Of Flight" via InsideOutMusic on July 1st, 2016, U.S. Progressive Metal pioneers FATES WARNING are now launching an album sampler video, containing excerpts from all songs on the album. Check the clip, which features footage entitled 'Feeding The Gulls' by Dennis Hlynsky: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1O7W9PKMEE&feature=youtu.be FATES WARNING vocalist Ray Alder

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  • MACHINE HEAD: Robb Flynn Reunited With Stolen Guitars

    Back in 2010 Robb Flynn’s Martinez, CA house was burglarized. Stolen with the cash, jewelry, and other items were four guitars, and amongst these four was easily one of his most meaningful possession, a 1997 Washburn Dimebolt guitar that was given to him onstage at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago, by the late-great PANTERA guitarist, Dimebag Darrel. Last night, some

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  • Whitford/St.Holmes - Slash's Brent Fitz To Fill-In on Drums for June Tour

    Whitford/St. Holmes, featuring the dynamic duo of Aerosmith guitarist, Brad Whitford and Ted Nugent vocalist/guitarist, Derek St. Holmes are back together and ready to release their new studio album and hit the road with Whitesnake - all beginning on June 3rd! Joining the two on the road will be bassist Chopper Anderson and keyboardist Buck Johnson, who both played on the Reunion album.  Filling

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  • DEATH ANGEL Release Music Video For "Lost" (watch)

    San Francisco Bay Area thrash legends, DEATH ANGEL, will release their eighth studio album, The Evil Divide, worldwide on May 27, 2016 via Nuclear Blast Records.Today, the band has released a music video for the track "Lost", here. The clip was directed and edited by Tommy Jones for Videohammer Studios. Comments vocalist Mark Osegueda: "The song 'Lost' is very personal to me

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  • Introducing Pusty's Mailbag An Ongoing GWAR Q & A Series

    ENOUGH!!! Day after day we are bludgeoned with an onslaught of lame questions and it's time we answered the most important one... Yes, GWAR has united itself to record yet another disasterpiece and it has been secretly in the writing phase for months in a crackhouse of seclusion in the northside of Chicago. A due date for the record has

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  • THE DEAD DAISIES Announce New Album ‘Make Some Noise’ And Summer Tour With KISS

    The Dead Daisies’ superlative new studio album ‘Make Some Noise’, will be released on SPV Records thru eOne on Friday, August 5th, is a vital, vibrant and utterly uplifting opus, which way more than lives up to the legendary ‘classic third LP syndrome’ epithet. ‘Make Some Noise’, packed with huge hooks, giant, intense guitar riffs and glorious, distinctive vocals, celebrates the kind

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  • Gary Hoey Announces Release Date For Dust & Bones

    Gary Hoey will release his Provogue / Mascot Label Group debut DUST & BONES on July 29th.  Looking towards his 20th album release Hoey shares, "This is where I belong—playing this ferocious blend of blues and rock music.  My last album, Deja Blues, proved to myself that I could play authentic blues, and now that I feel more at home

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  • Hatebreed Hits a Career-High Debut with New Album

    The Concrete Confessional, Hatebreed's seventh full-length recording and one of Rolling Stone's "25 Most Anticipated Metal Albums for 2016," has debuted at #13 on Billboard's Top Current Albums chart.  The Grammy-nominated band also sees the album making its first-week bow at #2 on the Hard Rock Albums and Current Hard Rock Albums charts, and #3 on the Top Independent Albums chart. In addition, due to

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  • PIERCE THE VEIL; #4 Billboard Debut for "Misadventures"

    LOS ANGELES, CA - Monday, May 23, 2016 --Pierce The Veil Makes Career-Highest Chart Debut With "Misadventures" Bowing At #4 On The Billboard 200 & Top Current Albums Charts.  Album Also Debuts at #1 on the Rock, Hard Rock, Alternative and Independent Charts.  "Conan" Booking Confirmed for Monday, June 27th! Pierce The Veil's Misadventures (Fearless Records) debuts this week on

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  • SKILLET Unleashed August 5th!

    Grammy-nominated rockers Skillet will release Unleashed, their new studio album and follow up to their 2013 release Rise, which bowed at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart.  The 12-track album, a year in the making, is currently available for pre-order via all digital retailers including iTunes at: www.smarturl.it/SkilletUnleashed and Amazon.com at: www.smarturl.it/SkilletUnleashed_A. Pre-orders will include an instant download

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  • RUSSIAN CIRCLES Premiere First Single From New Album ‘Guidance’

    Celebrated Chicago post-metal/rock trio Russian Circles have unveiled the first single off of their highly-anticipated sixth studio album, Guidance, due out August 5th from Sargent House .  Titled “Vorel”, this new song offers great insight to the dynamics found on Guidance - listen below. While every Russian Circles album has had its share of new sonic vistas, Guidance finds the band still searching out new sounds while

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  • ICE NINE KILLS, Premieres New Music Video for "Hell in the Hallways"

    Ice Nine Kills has premiered a thrilling cinematic video for their song "Hell in the Hallways," creating a fresh, new spin on the 1976 cult classic film Carrie, based on Stephen King's 1974 novel of the same name. The song is taken from the band's latest album Every Trick In The Book, which showcases the band's love for story-telling and

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  • HUNDRED SUNS Premiere New Song "Fractional"

    Hundred Suns, the new project featuring Norma Jean's Cory Brandan, ex-Every Time I Die drummer Ryan Leger, and Dead and Divine's Chris LeMasters and which exists across three different cities and two countries, have teamed up with Alternative Press to premiere the song "Fractional." "'Fractional' is the very first song idea Chris sent to me," said Brandan. "I remember getting it and

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  • AEROSMITH RESPOND TO RUMORS

    There's absolutely no truth to a story circulating that Aerosmith is looking for a new singer. Says lead guitarist Joe Perry: "Any rumor out there about us looking for another singer is completely untrue. All five of us were just on the phone together talking about how excited we are to go to South America and Mexico City." These tour

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  • Sepultura Premiere Their Studio Diary

    Brazil’s most esteemed metal band SEPULTURA are currently in the studio recording their 14th studio album! Today, the band released their fourth studio diary where guitarist Andreas Kisser and producer Jens Bogren discuss the rhythm guitar session. Check out the 4th studio diary on GuitarWorld.com. For the upcoming album SEPULTURA enlisted producer Jens Bogren (Soilwork, Opeth, Katatonia, Amon Amarth) of Fascination Street Studios

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  • OZZY OSBOURNE and COREY TAYLOR; OZZFEST MEETS KNOTFEST

    On Thursday, May 12th the movers and shakers in the world of metal held a press conference at the Hollywood Palladium for a huge announcement in the world of metal music. It was announced that Ozzfest and Knotfest will be joining forces for a two day metal festival at the San Manuel Amphitheater & Festival Grounds in San Bernardino, Ca.

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  • DEE SNIDER: "Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics" Exhibit Opens May 20

    As Cleveland prepares for the 2016 Republican National Convention, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is opening a very timely exhibit around rock and politics. Louder Than Words: Rock, Power & Politics looks at some of the most important debates in our country through the lens of rock music. The exhibit includes exclusive video interviews with Bono, David Byrne,

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  • Steve Vai To Release Modern Primitive / Passion and Warfare 25th Anniversary Edition

    Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release Steve Vai's Modern Primitive / Passion and Warfare 25th Anniversary Edition, a celebratory 2CD collection of classic tracks and previously unreleased music, on Friday, June 24. It is available now for pre-orders: http://smarturl.it/Vai_MPPAW_Amazon Steve Vai and Legacy Recordings are commemorating the 25th anniversary of Passion and Warfare with a

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  • Jeff Beck Makes Powerful Statement with "Loud Hailer" - Set for Release

    On Jeff Beck’s forthcoming studio album LOUD HAILER, his first in six years, the legendary guitarist combines fluid fretwork with topical lyrics to make a powerful statement about everything from the love of power, to the power of love. LOUD HAILER will be available on Atco Records, an imprint of Rhino Entertainment, on July 15 on CD ($18.98), LP ($21.98),

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  • ShipRocked 2017 Sells Out In Record Time; Waiting List Available

    Just one week after going on sale to the public, staterooms for ShipRocked are sold out! Setting sail January 16-20, 2017 onboard Carnival Victory, the eighth edition of ShipRocked will feature headliner Breaking Benjamin, along with Papa Roach, Alter Bridge, Sevendust, Pop Evil, The Stowaways all-star band and more sailing from Miami, FL to Grand Turk in the Turks &

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  • Foghat Set To Release New Album Titled "Under The Influence"

    Foghat comes full circle with their new album “UNDER THE INFLUENCE" [http://tinyurl.com/UnderTheInfluence-Teaser], releasing Friday, June 24th. Drawing from their collective musical influences, the band not only brought in some special guests from their past who helped launch and inspire the Foghat story, but also invited some new friends into the mix to continue the journey of this never idle band. They started recording

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  • THE AMITY AFFLICTION Return With 'This Could Be Heartbreak'

    May 18, 2016 – Roadrunner Records’ group, The Amity Affliction, have announced details of their widely anticipated new album. THIS COULD BE HEARTBREAK, the platinum-certified Australian band’s new LP will arrive on August 12th (see attached album art / tracklisting). The band - Joel Birch [Vocals], Ahren Stringer [Bass, Vocals], Ryan Burt [Drums] and Dan Brown [Guitar] - detailed the

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  • DORO: Honored As "Metal Goddess" In Las Vegas

    30 years of DORO! 30 years of rock and metal! Last weekend in Las Vegas, DORO received her well-deserved award, acknowledging her decades-long dedication, passion and love of music. She was met with enthusiastic applause and a standing ovation by the crowd when she received the "Metal Goddess" Legends Award at Vegas Rocks Hair Metal Awards in the Casablanca Event

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  • VIDEO: Hatebreed's Jasta Talks About More New Music

    As one reviewer of Hatebreed's just-released The Concrete Confessional put it, "Hatebreed packs so much into the thirteen tracks on 'TCC.'  Nothing is wasted.  Hatebreed still brings the thunder."  Now that the new CD has been released and fans can get deep into every one of those 13 songs, this new track-by-track has the band's Jamey Jasta revealing the stories behind another four gems in

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  • New Santa Cruz Single - "Skydiving Without a Parachute" (listen)

    Your favorite Finnish hellraisers SANTA CRUZ have premiered their brand new single "Skydiving Without a Parachute" via Revolver. The song is an advance taste of what's to come from SANTA CRUZ. Listen to it HERE. The song is available for purchase HERE. "We wanted to release a little bit different new single than a kick ass, super fast rock song with shitloads of

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  • Lynyrd Skynyrd Set To Kick-Off Cleveland Rocks 2016

    On July 17, the evening prior to the official kick-off of the Republican National Convention, Cleveland - The Rock and Roll Capital of the World - will see a party unlike any they have ever seen as Rock and Roll Hall of Fame icons Lynyrd Skynyrd will provide entertainment for the “Welcome To Ohio Late Night” party held at The

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  • The Apocalypse Blues Revue Signs To Mascot Label Group - Album Announcement Coming Soon

    The Apocalypse Blues Revue The new band from Godsmack’s Shannon Larkin and Tony Rombola Announce signing with Provogue/Mascot Label Group and new album Provogue are delighted to announce the signing of The Apocalypse Blues Revue, the incredible new project from Godsmack’s Shannon Larkin and Tony Rombola. They will join the home of blues alongside Joe Bonamassa, Walter Trout, Warren Haynes, Leslie West,

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  • BRIAN 'HEAD' WELCH New Book 'With My Eyes Wide Open: Miracles And Mistakes On My Way Back To Korn' Out Today, May 17

    The latest book from New York Times bestselling author, and KORN co-founder and lead guitarist, BRIAN "HEAD" WELCH, With My Eyes Wide Open: Miracles and Mistakes On My Way Back To Korn is officially out today (May 17) from Nelson Books. With My Eyes Wide Open is the guitarist's account of the brutal, eye-opening and decade-long trial by fire after leaving

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  • Russian Circles Announce New Album, 'Guidance' & North American Tour

    Celebrated Chicago post-metal/rock trio Russian Circles are thrilled to announce their highly-anticipated sixth studio album, Guidance, due out August 5th from Sargent House.  This 7-song, 40-minute LP was recorded by Kurt Ballou at GodCity Studio in Salem, MA and showcases Russian Circles at their best and most realized yet in their decade-long career.  Check out the teaser video for Guidance

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  • POP EVIL to Support 3 Doors Down in the U.S.

    May 16, 2016 -- POP EVIL today have announced a new batch of select U.S. dates supporting 3 DOORS DOWN with friends in RED SUN RISING opening the night. The trek kicks off on August 26th in Charleston, WV at the Municipal Auditorium and goes through the first week of October ending in Durham, NC at the Durham Performing Arts

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  • VANS WARPED TOUR® 2016 Announces First Wave Of Sponsors, New And Returning Attractions, And More

    The 41-date Vans Warped Tour® 2016, presented by Journeys®, is the largest traveling music festival in the United States, and the longest-running touring music festival in North America. Originally conceived by founder Kevin Lyman in 1995 as an eclectic alternative rock festival with a focus on punk rock, the multi-stage tour has grown over the years to include a multitude

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  • Avenged Sevenfold & Alice In Chains Top The Bill For First-Ever Houston Open Air

    Avenged Sevenfold and Alice In Chains top a lineup of over 35 bands for the first-ever Houston Open Air--fueled by Monster Energy--held Saturday, September 24 and Sunday, September 25, 2016 at NRG Park in Houston. The biggest rock experience in Texas--produced by Danny Wimmer Presents--will also feature performances from Deftones, Chevelle, Slayer and many more on three stages, plus Jack

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  • 3 Doors Down Announce U.S. Fall Tour Dates

    3 Doors Down has announced the itinerary for the band's headline “Us And The Night” tour this Fall. Artist pre-sale and VIP packages will go live on Monday, May 16 at 2PM local time (password: 3DD2016), while the public on-sale follows on Friday, May 20 beginning at 10AM local time. 3 Doors Down has been active since the release of

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  • RED TIDE RISING, Releases "Voices" Produced & co-written by Drowning Pool drummer Mike Luce

    Colorado quartet Red Tide Rising have a point to prove and with their latest release, Voices, it comes across loud and clear. Tired of being the bridesmaid, the band has decided that all attention needs to be directed towards themselves and delivering a five song piece de resistance as a whole, rather than only trying to focus on “hits.” While

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  • KID ROCK Set To Perform At 'Cleveland Rocks 2016' Event On July 21st

    This July, the eyes of the world will be set upon Cleveland, Ohio – with the Republican National Convention taking place there. Those who will experience history being made that week will get to experience the magic of the city with a historic night of fun and entertainment titled Cleveland Rocks 2016! The extravaganza is produced by Blue Star Productions,

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  • NONPOINT Premiere New Song "Generation Idiot" + Reveal Album Details

    (New York, N.Y.): NONPOINT will release their new album The Poison Red on July 8. Their Spinefarm Records debut is full of NONPOINT's patented, tried-and-true anthems, which fans often look to as a source of inspiration for conquering adversity in their own lives. It's that sort of deep connection with fans that has kept Nonpoint vital for 20 years. To

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  • Good Charlotte: Announce New U.K. Only Single "Life Changes;" Confirm Reading And Leeds Festival Performances

    Multi-platinum-selling pop-punk icons GOOD CHARLOTTE have announced a new U.K. single "Life Changes" taken from their forthcomingsixth studio album YOUTH AUTHORITY which will be releasedon Friday, July 15th.  You can pre-order the album (here) and will be rewarded with instant grat downloads of "Makeshift Love", "40oz Dream" and starting tomorrow, the new track "Life Changes" (YT LINK)."Life Changes" will be

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  • OZZFEST MEETS KNOTFEST

    Mind-Blowing Double-Header Weekend Set For Saturday, September 24 (Ozzfest) And Sunday, September 25 (Knotfest) At San Manuel Amphitheater And Festival Grounds In San Bernardino, Ca.  Tickets Go On Sale Friday, May 20 At 10:00 Am (Pt) At OZZFEST.COM AND KNOTFEST.COM. OZZFEST MEETS KNOTFEST...the ultimate meeting of metal minds...a double-header music and lifestyle weekend like no other on the planet. This

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  • LOVERBOY Releases new music; "Hurtin'"

    LOS ANGELES, MAY 13th, 2016 - LOVERBOY, Canada's greatest rock export, continue to be just as relevant to today's audience as they were 37 years ago, when vocalist Mike Reno was first introduced to guitar legend Paul Dean, both veterans of bands on the local Calgary scene, eventually joined by keyboardist Doug Johnson, drummer Matt Frenette and bassist Kenneth "Spider"

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  • Thousand Foot Krutch Unleash First New Music Video In 3 Years For "Running With Giants" (watch)

    Adrenaline fused Rockers Thousand Foot Krutch have unleashed their first new music video in 3 years for “Running With Giants” ahead of upcoming hard driving new album “Exhale”, set for release on June 17th.  The single is the fastest charting in the band’s career at Active Rock Radio, already Top 25 and climbing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RCZJIzNtc0 “I had gotten the idea a

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  • BY THE THOUSANDS Reveal Official Video for "Revenant"

    Twin Cities based Progressive Metal band By The Thousands have released the Official Music Video for "Revenant" off of their debut LP Connect . Premiered on Revolver, "Revenant" was directed by Randy Edwards. By The Thousands is a hard-hitting progressive metal band from the Twin Cities, Minnesota. Their music is a fusion of complex rhythms, technical guitar and bass work,

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  • Another Lost Year Announce Shiprocked 2017; Laconia Fest 2016; Additional Tour Dates

    Another Lost Year has announced they will be joining ShipRocked, set for January 16-20, 2017 onboard Carnival Victory. They will join headliner Breaking Benjamin along with Papa Roach, Alter Bridge, Sevendust, Pop Evil, The Stowaways all-star band and more on The Ultimate Rock ‘N’ Roll Cruise as it sails from Miami, FL to Grand Turk in the Turks & Caicos

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  • NO SINNER Stream New Track 'Leadfoot'

    No Sinner will be releasing their highly anticipated new album Old Habits Die Hard on 20th May through Provogue/Mascot Label Group (Joe Bonamassa, Black Stone Cherry, Monster Truck, Beth Hart) 2014s Boo Hoo Hoo was a classic debut album experience from Vancouver’s powerhouse frontwoman Colleen Rennison. The sound of a young singer’s first foray into the rock’n’roll world. The result

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  • The Jelly Jam Present Lyric Video For "Water" In Front Of May 27th Album Release PROFIT

    The Jelly Jam will release their new album Profit on May 27th via Music Theories Recordings / Mascot Label Group.  DREAM THEATER’s John Myung, WINGER’s Rod Morgenstein, and KING’S X Ty Tabor will tour globally for the first time to support the recordings.   Profit is a cinematic experience,  full of suspense, as the individual songs sequentially follow the heroic yet

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  • Avatar Debut "The Eagle Has Landed" Music Video (watch)

    AVATAR have debuted yet another visually sunning music video for their track "The Eagle Has Landed." Directed by longtime collaborator Johan Carlén, this is the first official music video we've seen from the band off their forthcoming LP. Vocalist Johannes Eckerström explains: "During the past few months I've ended up saying "this is our most ambitious work to date" quite a bit, but this one

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  • 7th Annual GWAR B-Q Announces First Fistfull of Bands

    The 7th annual GWAR B-Q  will be held on August 20th in beautiful Richmond, VA at historic Hadad's Lake. GWAR will of course be performing a set full of murder and mayhem, and now, it pleases your Intergalactic Overlords to divulge the first round of bands that have been confirmed for this year's outrageous event! Over the years, the GWAR

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  • HAKEN - launch video for 'Earthrise'; new album 'Affinity' out now!

      London-based progressive metal band Haken have released their much anticipated new album 'Affinity', and to celebrate they have launched a video for the track 'Earthrise' which you can watch below. Recorded during the winter months of 2015, 'Affinity' marks a new approach to the song-writing process for Haken, as vocalist Ross Jennings explains; "It is the most collaborative we

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  • Toto Announce "An Evening With" Summer Tour

    Grammy Award winning band TOTO has announced the itinerary for their Summer U.S. run, which begins on August 12 in Riverside, IA.  Much like the band's appearance across Europe and Japan earlier this year, they performances are billed as "An Evening With Toto."  The performances will feature repertoire for their latest studio album XIV, classic hits, and both band and

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  • Monster Energy Rock Allegiance Returns To Philadelphia's Talen Energy Stadium September 17 & 18; Avenged Sevenfold & Alice In Chains Top Lineup Also Featuring Slayer, The Offspring, Breaking Benjamin, Volbeat & More

    Monster Energy Rock Allegiance returns to Talen Energy Stadium (formerly PPL Park) in Chester, PA, just outside Philadelphia, on September 17 & 18, 2016 with a lineup of over 35 bands on three stages, led by Avenged Sevenfold and Alice In Chains, along with Slayer, The Offspring, Breaking Benjamin, Volbeat and more. Monster Energy Rock Allegiance expands to two days

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  • Slayer, Anthrax, Death Angel Fall 2016 Tour

    Slayer, with Special Guest Anthrax and Death Angel, will join forces this fall for a seven week North American beat down.  The dates start in Cleveland on September 9 and will hit both major and secondary markets across the continent.  Confirmed dates are below.  The Slayer Fan Club Presale starts at 10:00AM local time on Tuesday, May 10, and the

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  • The Temperance Movement Set To Unleash ‘White Bear’ On The U.S.

    Some music is too powerful to ignore. For proof, please meet WHITE BEAR, the raucous new rock 'n roll animal from THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT (vocalist Phil Campbell, bassist Nick Fyffe, guitarists Paul Sayer and Matt White, drummer Damon Wilson). The band’s second album, WHITE BEAR is set for release July 15th, 2016 via Fantasy Records. The album pre-order and instant

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  • San Diego’s Killing The Messenger Sign To EMP Label Group

    David Ellefson's EMP LABEL GROUP expanded their roster today to include Southern California Metalcore staples Killing The Messenger, who will join the newly revealed EMP Underground imprint. In March Killing The Messenger released their first single in over a year “Fuel To The Fire” on all major digital platforms, serving as the first glimpse of their upcoming full-length album of

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  • Mike Tramp In Total Isolation

    "Stay" is the latest single from the critically acclaimed "Nomad" album from 2015. It comes with at video that shows Mike Tramp in total isolation, living the life of a forest worker in the beautiful Scandinavian woods. Mike: "With this video I'm opening a new chapter and taking one step further towards being who I am, and distancing myself even

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  • Hatebreed, Track-by-Track, 1-4, from New Album (video)

    We live in a world and a time where the rules and expectations of our lives are being redefined, and how each one of us handles those changes will determine our success in life.  A number of the songs on Hatebreed's upcoming album, The Concrete Confessional, carry this overall theme, in one way or another.   The band's lyricist, Jamey

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  • When Punk Meets Prog Metal – The Last Ditches

    Could there be two more disparate musical genres than Punk and Prog Metal? And… Could those oil and water categories ever mix? The answer… The Last Ditches…A respected Prog Metal rhythm section meets ‘Real Deal’ CBGB/Max’s Kansas City guitars and singing. The Last Ditches sprang into being thanks to the animal cunning and persistence of Funk Metal bassist extraordinaire and

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  • Pristine Sign With Nuclear Blast

    Norwegian rock band PRISTINE, featuring lead singer and primus motor Heidi Solheim, have inked a worldwide record deal with Nuclear Blast. With three albums out, the last release Reboot (January 2016) was the first release outside of Norway and got much attention abroad. Heidi Solheim comments: "This is such a big step for PRISTINE! Nuclear Blast is not only a large company with great

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  • Monsters Of Rock Cruise 2017 - On Sale Today (5/4)

    The 2017 MONSTERS OF ROCK CRUISE, the 7th edition of the ultimate hard rock/heavy metal experience at sea, will set sail February 2-7, 2017 aboard a new ship and has expanded to six days, visiting two additional ports in the Caribbean for the first time. Appropriately titled Gathering of Titans, this year’s five-night/six-day exclusive full ship charter cruise will set

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  • Blind Guardian Announce 2016 North American Tour With Grave Digger

    Holiday treats are arriving early this year as BLIND GUARDIAN has announced they are returning to North America this fall for the second leg of the Beyond The Red Mirror tour! Before they start the tour, they will make a stop at Prog Power Festival for a special performance on Thursday, September 8th. The following day they will kick-off their

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  • Soul Asylum Announces New Tour Dates With The English Beat

    Minneapolis rockers Soul Asylum announces new U.S. tour dates with The English Beat in support of its newest album, Change of Fortune, which was released on March 18, 2016. In addition, the second single from the album, “Doomsday,” will impact at radio on May 23rd.  The song was featured as the Song of the Day on Minneapolis’ tastemaker station KCMP

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  • Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville Sells Out With Record Breaking Weekend

    The sixth annual Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville held April 30 and May 1 at scenic Metropolitan Park in Jacksonville, Florida was the festival’s best offering yet, with more than 50,000 in attendance for the sold-out weekend, marking the biggest rock experience in Florida’s history. This was the third year in a row that tickets were sold out. With over

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  • 3 Doors Down Announce European Tour

    3 Doors Down has announced a headlining European tour in support of the band's recently released Us And The Night album out now on Spinefarm Records.  The 13 confirmed dates will bring the group in to Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Netherlands, and The United Kingdom.  The run kicks off on October 19 at Berlin's Columbiahalle, and wraps at UK's Hammerstein Apollo

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  • Nominations Now Open for 2017 She Rocks Awards

    The Women’s International Music Network (the WiMN) has announced open nominations for its annual She Rocks Awards ceremony honoring women in music, taking place Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, in Anaheim, Calif. Celebrating its fifth anniversary, the She Rocks Awards have honored music professionals from all walks of the industry, including guitarist, Jennifer Batten; legendary singer-songwriter, Chaka Khan; multi-platinum artist, Colbie

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  • Texas Mutiny: Avenged Sevenfold, Deftones, Chevelle & More - Dallas-Fort Worth ON SALE This Week

    AEG Live--producers of many of the most compelling rock festivals in the U.S., including Rock On The Range, Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion, Rocklahoma and River City Rockfest--have announced the first annual Texas Mutiny festival, to be held Saturday, September 24 on the outer grounds at Texas Motor Speedway in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX. The newest rock and camping festival to hit

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  • Calgary Metalfest Announce Headliners ANNIHILATOR, EXCITER (original lineup), RAZOR, SACRIFICE

    Big Nate Productions and Hubb Music Proudly Present Calgary Metalfest V! A Historic Night of Canadian Metal! On September 17th, 2016 at Flames Central, international touring act ANNIHILATOR will perform a blistering 75 minute set, their first show in Western Canada since 1993. Also appearing, will be the recently reformed and original lineup of speed/thrash metal pioneers EXCITER, their first

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  • TesseracT Announce U.S. Tour Dates with Gojira (listen)

    U.K.'s premiere progressive act, TESSERACT today has announced a new batch of American tour dates serving as direct support for French metal act GOJIRA. Vocalist Dan Tompkins offers comment: "We are thrilled to announce that we will be back in the U.S. and Canada throughout September and October. This will be the final tour of the 'Polaris' cycle and we couldn’t

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  • ShipRocked 2017 Lineup Announced: Breaking Benjamin, Papa Roach, Alter Bridge, Sevendust, & More

    The initial band lineup has been announced for the eighth edition of ShipRocked, set for January 16-20, 2017 onboard Carnival Victory. Headliner Breaking Benjamin will join Papa Roach, Alter Bridge, Sevendust, Pop Evil, The Stowaways all-star band and more on The Ultimate Rock ‘N’ Roll Cruise as it sails from Miami, FL to Grand Turk in the Turks & Caicos

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  • VERIDIA Release "Pretty Lies" feat. Matty Mullins

    Alternative band VERIDIA from Nashville, TN has released a music video for their latest single "Pretty Lies." The track and video features Matty Mullins from Memphis May Fire and showcases a different side of the vocalist who is better known for his role in the metalcore outfit. The song is the title track from VERIDIA's 2015 EP that debuted in

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  • The Dead Daisies Announce Debut U.S Headline Gig At Los Angeles Whisky A Go Go

    Hot on the heels of The Dead Daisies’ announcement of full details of their superlative new studio album, ‘Make Some Noise’, releasing on Spitfire Records / SPV on August 5th, the band have now slotted several more milestone events into their already packed high profile touring schedule. On September 15th, The Dead Daisies will play their first ever headline show

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  • THE WINERY DOGS Launch New Round Of U.S. Headlining Tour Dates

    THE WINERY DOGS-- Richie Kotzen (lead vocals/guitar), Mike Portnoy (drums), Billy Sheehan (bass)—will launch their latest U.S. headlining tour Saturday, June 25 in Hinckley, MN at the Grand Casino Amphitheatre in support of their critically-acclaimed, self-produced second album, HOT STREAK, which was released in North America October 2, 2015 on Loud & Proud Records. It was preceded by the first

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  • ♠ Ace Frehley Debuts First Interview with Paul Stanley in 15 Years

    2014 Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame member ACE FREHLEY today has released, via 95.5 KLOS, a brand new video interview show on set immediately after the video shoot for his cover of Free’s 1970 hit “Fire and Water” featuring none other than KISS frontman PAUL STANLEY.  The six minute clip is the first time the two have been interviewed on camera

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  • Guns N' Roses Invite Alice In Chains and Lenny Kravitz to Join Tour

    LOS ANGELES (May18, 2016) - Two legends of rock music, Alice In Chains and Lenny Kravitz, are set to join Guns N' Roseson their historicNot In This Lifetime Tour. Alice In Chains joins the tour from opening night, Thursday, June 23 in Detroit, Mich. at Ford Field and will perform through the tour's second Chicago date at Soldier Field on Sunday,

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  • Zakk Wylde Launches Emjoi Set 💪👊

    Guitar icon ZAKK WYLDE has released a new custom emoji set available starting today via Emoji Fame, the go-to company specializing in making emoji sets for musicians. Thus far, the artist emoji space has been dominated by hip-hop and EDM acts, Zakk Wylde's set is one of the first on the rock/metal side of things, and the first for a

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  • Premiere: NIGHT DEMON Cover GOLDEN EARRING's "Radar Love"

    California's Heavy Metal machine, NIGHT DEMON are stoked to present a live video for their deliciously nostalgic take on the Golden Earring classic, "Radar Love"! Get down with "Radar Love" here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXS3vUdhbIk A first rate sneak peek into the DEMON live, this rare cover exudes classic metal mastery, whilst simultaneously paying homage to influencers and ushering in a new wave

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  • Palaye Royale Releasing 'Boom Boom Room' June 24 via Sumerian Records

    LA rock 'n rollers outfit Palaye Royale will release their Sumerian Records debut 'Boom Boom Room' on June 24. In tandem with that, their summer-long stint on the 2016 Vans Warped Tour will kick off on the same day and run through August 13th. The LP, produced by James Iha (The Smashing Pumpkins, A Perfect Circle) is now available for

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  • Slayer To Take Over Comic-Con 2016

    LOS ANGELES, CA - Monday, May 16, 2016 -- SLAYER, the uncompromising super-heroes of thrash metal, is set to do a takeover of San Diego Comic-Con International (SDCC).  The occupation will begin on Thursday, July 21 with a special live performance at the intimate-capacity House of Blues.  Tickets go on sale this Friday, May 20 at 10:00AM PT.  For ticket and purchasing

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  • ‘MÖTLEY CRÜE: The End,’ the Legendary Band’s Final Show, Comes to Select U.S. Cinemas for One Night, on June 14

    On December 31, 2015, legendary rock icons Mötley Crüe completed their 35-year touring career as a band with a spectacular final concert at Staples Center in their hometown of Los Angeles, CA, just 10 miles from the Sunset Strip where the band’s infamous and decadent career first launched. The band thrilled the sold-out arena with performances of such mega-hits as

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  • Femme Fatale Releases Long-Awaited Second Album

    Femme Fatale releases their long awaited second album, One More For The Road, on FnA Records (www.fnarecords.net) this spring of 2016.  The album was recorded back in 1989/90 with the original band members and has never seen the light of day…until now.  One More From The Road picks up right where the debut release left off. In 1988 Hair Band

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  • Disciples Of Babylon Leads The Way At The Viper Room

    Thursday night,  April 28th, local band and graduates of Musicians Institute College Of Contemporary Music, The Disciples Of Babylon, turned the well known Hollywood, CA club The Viper Room into their own chapel of rock n’ roll. But, before they took the stage, a few other notable LA bands rocked the house. Sadly, a majority of the crowd didn’t pour

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  • Juan Croucier Headlines The Whisky With Support From Faith & Bullets and Black Valentine

    To many, the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood has lost its luster from the 80’s and while it continues to thrive with live music, the true element that keeps the nostalgia alive is the love of rock n’ roll which will never die. Contrary to what some people think, it never has died and rock n’ roll is here to stay

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  • DEVILDRIVER UNLEASHES FURIOUS NEW SONG, “MY NIGHT SKY”

    May 6, 2016 – Los Angeles, CA - California’s groove metal giants, DevilDriver, have premiered a new song called “My Night Sky” today via MetalInjection.net. The song is featured on the band’s upcoming, 7th studio album,  Trust No One, that’s due out on May 13th from Napalm Records. Fans can pre-order the record now at http://www.devildriver.com/. Stream “My Night Sky”

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  • Los Angeles Metal Band Death Division Release Redemptive Single and Video (watch)

    Rising Metal band Death Division has released a new single and video for “The Truth” ahead of upcoming tour dates throughout the Midwest and Southeast US.  The single is off to a fast start at Active Rock Radio, with 24 adds in the first two weeks. The band’s Jerry Montano says “The new EP (Angels of the Black Dawn, Part

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  • Guitarist Adrian Galysh to Release New Blues-Rock Album Into The Blue

    Renowned guitarist Adrian Galysh will release his fifth solo album Into The Blue on May 25, 2016, featuring nine blues-rock tracks with guitar and vocals that take the West Coast guitarist into an entirely new musical direction. Produced and recorded by Galysh in Los Angeles, Into The Blue draws heavily on the guitarist’s ‘70s-era influences. Galysh shares vocal duties with powerhouse vocalist Kacee Clanton, known for her

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  • Sydney, Australia's Sticky Fingers at the Troubadour May 26

    Sticky Fingers bassist/vocalist Paddy Cornwall recently told  AXS/Examiner in NY that what makes him get up in the morning and want to play music and tour the world is that “The fact that we don't have to get up in the morning.”  Spoken like a true rock star.  This of course has no effect on Paddy and his bandmates knockout shows which

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  • Dollyrots Announce First Trek Of Summer Dates/Live Album & DVD Out Now

    The Dollyrots will be kicking off the first round of Summer tour dates on a California trek with Rikki Styxx as guest drummer and longtime LA friends Go Betty Go rounding off the line-up. Their brand new live album and DVD Family Vacation: Live in Los Angeles is delivered as both a hi-def video/audio download and deluxe double disc set. The

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  • John 5 Visits Planet of the Apes for New Video

    The latest video in a monthly series of releases from guitarist John 5 pays homage to the legendary sci-fi characters of Planet of the Apes with his new single "Here's to the Crazy Ones". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ov6t1yqrx7Y&feature=youtu.be The song is available for purchase wherever digital music is sold.  

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