Screamer Magazine June 2017
Featuring: . Also Included Warrant, Producer/Author Sylvia Massy, Diamond Head, Bobaflex, Liv Sin and Much More.

Articles in the June 2017 Issue

Interviews

  • WARRANT's Robert Mason Gets Louder Harder Faster Than Ever

    One of the best things about rock n’ roll is the nostalgia. With the progression of rock music from the time it began throughout the 80’s, 90’s and present day, rock n’ roll has evolved in multifarious ways and has brought a flood of new bands to the genre. Warrant, which was formed in Los Angeles, CA during the prime

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  • SYLVIA MASSY's Wild, Weird World of Recording

    You know all those crazy stories about what happens in recording studios? Wild stuff like musicians insisting on recording while they’re buck naked, or blasting away at a piano with a shotgun? How about recording the sounds of a guitar amp as it’s tossed off a cliff? Or a record producer duct-taping Peter Gabriel high up on a pillar in

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  • DIAMOND HEAD - Diamonds Are Forever

    In the late ‘70s and early ‘80s the New Wave of British Heavy Metal came to the U.S.  Historically abbreviated as the NWOBHM, the movement included Iron Maiden, Motorhead and Def Leppard.  Each band would achieve global success while Angel Witch, Girlschool and many others though influential, never achieved the same level.  Metallica’s Lars Ulrich has said that they were

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  • BOBAFLEX - Bury 'Em With Their Guns On

    It’s rare these days to find a decent band that plays really good straight up rock n’ roll, but Bobaflex is one of the rare exceptions to this rule. Originating in Mason, West Virginia, Bobaflex was formed back in 1998 by brothers Shaun and Martin McCoy, who both play guitar and share vocal duties.  The rest of the band consists

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  • LIV SIN - Sister Sin Vocalist Goes Solo on Follow Me

    Swedish hard rockers Sister Sin made it 13 years before major road burn out caused them to disband, just as major opportunities loomed.  Though, as vocalist Liv Sin says, you can’t force a band to continue the relentless pace of writing, recording and touring for multiple cycles when the passion is gone. Sister Sin broke up in 2015, leaving Sin

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Reviews

  • WARRANT - Louder Harder Faster

    It’s been six years since Warrant’s 2011 hit album Rockaholic and the masses seem to be screaming for more with the release of their tenth studio album Louder Harder Faster. Robert Mason (lead vocals), Joey Allen (lead & rhythm guitar), Erik Turner (rhythm & lead guitar), Jerry Dixon (bass) and Steven Sweet (drums) bring a big dose of deja vu

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  • DOYLE - Doyle II: As We Die

    Guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein, from the legendary band the Misfits, is releasing the second album with his eponymous band Doyle. Doyle II: As We Die, is being released via EMP Label Group, the label of Megadeth bassist David Ellefson. This is in conjunction with Doyle’s own Monsterman Records, which released the band’s first album Abominator in 2013.  The band’s

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  • DIAMOND HEAD - Diamond Head

    "When we made 'Kill Em All', it was just Diamond Head and Motörhead"  Lars Ulrich - Metallica "We're a combination of the two heads, Diamond Head and Motörhead. The epic feel is definitely from Diamond Head, while the simplicity came from Motörhead."  James Hetfield – Metallica "I'm influenced by the likes of Paul McCartney, Jimmy Page and Brian Tatler".  Dave

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  • LIV SIN - Follow Me

    Former Sister Sin frontwoman Liv Sin barnstorms into her solo career with a return to old school heavy metal with Follow Me, growling, singing and rasping over 11 tracks. For 13 years the Swedish singer gave Sister Sin its voice.  A break ended in a breakup from road burnout disbanding in 2015, thus breathing life into Liv Sin. It's a

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  • TESTAMENT - Thrashes Cincinnati with SEPULTURA, PRONG...

    The Brotherhood of the Snake came to Bogarts in Cincinnati, OH Saturday, April 29 as Testament brought a show full of new material, classics, favorites and some rare oddities.  Prong and Sepultura helped turn the venue into a hot, sweaty mess with Germany’s Dying Gorgeous Lies’ second night of the U.S. tour. In the vein of Arch Enemy and Liv

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Press Releases

  • THE MAGPIE SALUTE Release Music Video For Lead Single "Omission" From Debut Album Out June 9

    THE MAGPIE SALUTE--the new 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--yesterday (5/30)partnered with THE INDEPENDENT (U.K.), ROLLING STONE (Germany) and OUI FM (France) to premiere their music video for "Omission," the lead single off the band's self-titled debut album (out worldwide

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  • The MAKE AMERICA ROCK AGAIN Tour is Back this Summer, Featuring Our Generation's Top Heavy Rock Artist

    The MAKE AMERICA ROCK AGAIN tour is back for its second annual sojourn, bringing America's biggest and best hard-rocking party to your backyard! The tour will feature a stellar line-up consisting of lauded Creed vocalist Scott Stapp in the headlining spot (performing Creed hits with his full band), alt-rock giants Sick Puppies, massive heavy rockers Drowning Pool, modern rock royalty

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  • NEXT TO NONE Announce Second Studio Album ‘Phases’

    Pennsylvania-based Metal act Next To None, featuring drummer Max Portnoy, have announced the release of their forthcoming second album PHASES July 7th through EMP LABEL GROUP in North America, and InsideOutMusic in Europe. The band recently completed their first ever European tour alongside label-mates Haken, as well as forthcoming dates supporting Mike Portnoy’s much anticipated Shattered Fortress. Formed in 2012,

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  • ADRENALINE MOB - "We The People"

    ADRENALINE MOB are back with foot-stomping grooves, massive riffs and adrenaline-pumping choruses that put the 'hard' back in hard rock and the 'heavy' back in heavy metal on their third album, "We The People", out worldwide via Century Media Records on June 2, 2017.  Showcasing a revamped line-up featuring newcomers Jordan Cannata on drums, and Tran-Siberian Orchestra’s Dave Z. on

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  • MACHINE HEAD - Robb Flynn 50th Birthday Bash Announced

    Robb Flynn, frontman of San Francisco Bay Area metal titans MACHINE HEAD, has just announced a special birthday show in his honor. The event is set to take place at the Oakland Metro on July 22nd, and will feature a plethora of special guests, including the man himself. MACHINE HEAD has released the following statement regarding the event: "Yes ladies and

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  • UFO & Saxon Tour USA - The British Invasion 2017 Returns

    Hard Rock Icons UFO & SAXON are back in the USA!  Due to demand following their hugely successful tour together in March & April, UFO & SAXON have announced more dates in the US, plus two in Canada, in September and October. UFO, featuring the long standing line up of Phil Mogg (Vocals), Paul Raymond (Keyboards / Guitar), Andy Parker

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  • All-Female Heavy Rockers From IVY CROWN Release Their First Single

    IVY CROWN (former Taras) is an all female hard rock band, with ice queen attitudes and hooks that will get you vibing instantly.  Consisting of a former MMA fighter, a war refugee and a ghetto child these girls are not to be messed with. If that hard core mix doesn’t convince you, then listen to their first single TIMEOUT that will

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  • Emergency Surgery For Yoshiki Of X JAPAN

    It has been determined by multiple doctors that YOSHIKI of X JAPAN will undergo an emergency cervical artificial disc replacement surgery on Tuesday, May 16 in Los Angeles. As a result of YOSHIKI's intense drumming style and the impact it has had on his physical health, he was diagnosed with cervical foraminal stenosis in July 2009, and then underwent a

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  • Ayreon’s New Album Achieves Highest Chart Debuts Ever With ‘The Source’

    Ayreon’s new album ‘The Source’ is achieving the highest charts for Ayreon to date, in every country where it’s charting. In the Netherlands, ‘The Source’ hit #1 on the Album charts, whilst getting to #10 on the German Album charts. Ayreon also saw its highest ever chart debuts in Switzerland (#17), Norway (#21), Austria (#21), Finland (#23), Sweden (#27), Belgium

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  • New DIAMOND HEAD Video Premieres

    DIAMOND HEAD continue to promote their acclaimed 2016 self-titled album with live dates and a brand new video.  Guitar World is exclusively hosting the video for "Diamonds" here today. "Diamonds is a song that pays homage to the legacy of the band," says vocalist Rasmus Andersen."  It features vintage and modern performance footage from Diamond Head's career.  It reflects on the band's 40

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  • LiftMaster Presents Battle of the Garage Bands

    The search is on! LiftMaster, the leader in Garage Door Openers, is searching for the best unsigned band in North America to get them out of the garage and onto the stage. The garage is where the harsh dissonance pouring from a used guitar is transformed into sweet melodies. Where self-conscious vocalists strut and pose for imaginary crowds. Where drummers

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  • Diamond Head To Tour The States With First-Ever U.S. Festival Appearances

    One of the most influential heavy metal bands of all time, Diamond Head, will be returning to the States for tour dates in May and in August. From May 17-27, the band - led by co-founding member/guitarist Brian Tatler - will be playing headline shows (and two dates with Ross the Boss, as well as a performance at the Legions

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  • OVERKILL Announces New Drummer

    Legendary New Jersey thrashers, OVERKILL, have kept the machine running strong in 2017 with the release of their highly-acclaimed eighteenth album, The Grinding Wheel, as well as adding another US tour under their belts. Today, the band welcomes another addition to the OVERKILL history with their new drummer, Jason "Sticks" Bittner (SHADOWS FALL, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM). "OVERKILL would like to announce it's newest member, behind the

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  • SYTERIA feat. Jackie Chambers (Girlschool) Release "I'm All Woman" Video

    UK rockers SYTERIA, featuring Jackie Chambers of Girlschool and previously Blitzkrieg, released a brand new music video for the track "I’m All Woman", from the debut album ‘Rant-O-Bot’, due out on May 30th 2017. The new album is available on all digital platforms and can be ordered on CD directly from the SYTERIA's official website www.syteria.co.uk. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXWM6XDvMoQ The video for

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  • Linkin Park Announce One More Light World Tour w/ Machine Gun Kelly

    LINKIN PARK announced their One More Light World Tour today via Genius HERE, a first for both the genre-defying band and the lyric annotation platform. Produced by Live Nation, the One More Light World Tour with special guest, Machine Gun Kelly, kicks off July 27th in Boston, MA at the Xfinity Center.  See itinerary below. In an effort to put tickets into the hands of real fans, first

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  • FOZZY Debut Music Video for "Judas"

    FOZZY have unleashed the first single off the band's forthcoming seventh studio record. The electrifying new music video for the track, titled "Judas", premiered today exclusively with Loudwire. In addition to the video premiere, "Judas" will serve as the official theme song for the WWE event "NXT Takeover: Chicago" on May 20th. Fozzy frontman and WWE Legend Chris Jericho offers

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Photos

  • Photos - WARRANT - Live! Canyon Club, Agoura Hills, CA

    Photos - WARRANT - Live! Canyon Club, Agoura Hills, CA CLICK HERE to read a review of the show. http://www.warrantrocks.com https://www.facebook.com/warrantrocks/ https://www.instagram.com/warrantrocks/?hl=en https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP0tGGgcnoHoPoobLkxVyIA? http://twitter.com@warrantrocks https://www.evolutioneden.com/ https://www.facebook.com/evolutioneden https://www.facebook.com/RustedStoneMusic/

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  • Photos - TESTAMENT - Thrashes Cincinnati with SEPULTURA, PRONG...

    Photos - TESTAMENT, SEPULTURA, PRONG, DYING GORGEOUS LIES CLICK HERE to read a review of the show. Dying Gorgeous Lies Facebook- www.facebook.com/DyingGorgeousLies.Official/ Website- www.dying-gorgeous-lies.de Prong Facebook- www.facebook.com/prongmusic/ Website- http://prongmusic.com/ Twitter- https://twitter.com/prongmusic Sepultura Facebook- www.facebook.com/sepultura/ Website- http://sepultura.com.br/ Twitter- https://twitter.com/sepulturacombr Testament Facebook- www.facebook.com/testamentlegions/ Website- http://www.testamentlegions.com/ Twitter- https://twitter.com/testament

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Hollywood Spotlight

  • WARRANT - Live! Canyon Club, Agoura Hills, CA

    On Saturday, May 20th, Warrant made a stop at the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills.  Barely a week after the release of their latest album, Louder Harder Faster, this show closed out their May tour dates.  Touring resumes in early June and they will be on the road through the end of summer, with a few fall dates on the books.

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  • X:40 Years of Punk in LA Exhibit Opening @ The Grammy Museum on June 30

    To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Los Angeles punk rock band X, the GRAMMY Museum® at L.A. LIVE will open a new exhibit titled X: 40 Years of Punk in Los Angeles on Friday, June 30. On display on the Museum's fourth floor, the exhibit will give visitors a glimpse into how X's four original members – Exene Cervenka, John

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