Screamer Magazine March 2014
Featuring: KXM. Also Included Exit State, Rebel Hotel, Darkhaus, House of Lords, The Brew, Within Temptation, DoryDrive, Feral Sun, Monks of Mellonwah, W.E.T., Lords Of Ruin, Johnny Wore Black, Morbus Chron, Blitz Kids, Diamond Youth, Savage Messiah, Carnifex, RED, Gemini Syndrome, Emphatic, Michael Schenker, Michael Schenker, Amon Amarth, Amon Amarth and Much More.

Articles in the March 2014 Issue

Interviews

  • EXIT STATE - Organized, Chilled Out and Planned

    There is a band which are moving and grooving just below the radar in the UK, constantly plying their trade and sharing their style of alternative rock music.  This could apply to a great many functioning music-driven machines today, but these guys are proudly promoting their third studio album Let’s See It All and have already amassed some impressive and

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  • KXM – ...For all The Right Reasons

    KXM – “...it was done out of love and for all the right reasons” If you ever think about who is a workaholic, the name George Lynch doesn’t necessarily spring to mind.  It may be that when you’re wading through your record collection and pass through the “D” section you remember some of the good times with Dokken.  Do you

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  • REBEL HOTEL - Creating Trends; Not Following Them

    If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to go on assignment and interview an artist/band in person, it’s interesting to say the least; especially if it’s in a big city like Los Angeles at night, with all those dark and seedy neighborhoods hiding behind suburbia.  You just never know what little corner of hell you’ll end up; and that’s not

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  • DARKHAUS - Life Worth Living

    Described as “...an Intercontinental Synth-Rock outfit consisting of five men from four representative countries (Scotland, US, Germany, Austria),” this entity has released a debut album that is solid from start to finish.  It goes by the title of My Only Shelter and delivers a hybrid of synth-driven pop sensibilities with a nod to modern contemporary rock music.  If you’re partial

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Reviews

  • HOUSE OF LORDS - Precious Metal

    If you recall their previous series of albums since World Upside Down to Come to My Kingdom and Cartesian Dreams until their last studio album Big Money unleashed in 2011, you’ll be aware these melodic rockers like a big guitar sound and accommodate hooks whenever they possibly can.  No difference with their latest offering in the shape of Precious Metal.  Prepare for drama, a confident swagger and a wall

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  • THE BREW - Control

    The Brew might not be a familiar name to listeners in North America, but in the UK (their home country) as well as the rest of Europe it’s obviously a different story, as in June the band is playing a music festival in Germany headlined by Joe Bonamassa (if you don’t know who Bonamassa is, you’ve got some catching up

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  • WITHIN TEMPTATION - Hydra

    There are several different versions of this latest studio album by these female-fronted gothic/symphonic rockers who hail from the Netherlands.  Album number six offers up several special guest appearances worthy of mention.  Dave Pirner (Soul Asylum), Xzibit (rapper and actor), Tarja (solo artist now, but was the excellent vocal performance in Nightwish) and Howard Jones (formerly of Killswitch Engage, but

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  • DORYDRIVE - Here's To You

    Originating from Nashville, Tennessee, alternative pop/rock band DoryDrive released their first album, Calling On Angels, independently in 2012 and have since been touring relentlessly, supporting such acts as Alice Cooper, Iron Maiden, and Sevendust, among others. In 2013, the band signed with First Launch Records and released their sophomore effort, Here’s To You on February 25th, 2014. Comprised of vocalist

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  • FERAL SUN - Evacuate

    If you search elsewhere within this online magazine, you’ll find an interview with Mick Burns who is the main brain behind this modern sounding hard rock unit.  He reveals how their hard work and relentless struggles have culminated in this debut album called Evacuate.  The time has come for it to be unleashed--so what is the verdict? Evacuate has 11

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  • MONKS OF MELLONWAH - Turn The People

    Turn The People is an ambitious 13-track release from the Monks of Mellonwah, an immensely talented  alternative rock band from Australia. Considering the scope and accomplishment of the recording, the fact that the band members are in their 20’s is even more impressive. Attesting to the talent of the Monks, they attracted the attention of Keith Olsen (Fleetwood Mac, Pat

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  • W.E.T. - One Live-In Stockholm

    On a January night at the Debaser Club in Sweden's capitol, W.E.T. debuted songs from their (at the time) forthcoming album, Rise Up. That exclusive 2013 performance at the sold out rock club is now available on the band's first live release, One Live - In Stockholm (Frontiers Records). The double CD set features many of the high energy, instantly-catchy

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  • LORDS OF RUIN - Life Is A War

    On their website, Lords of Ruin boldly proclaim “For many years now, metal has taken a turn into a mega-fast, double bass, growling, cookie-monster type of a thing. Those elements are nowhere to be found here with Lords of Ruin.” Right out of the box on their EP Life Is A War they prove it, blasting off with New Life,

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  • JOHNNY WORE BLACK - Walking Underwater

    A couple of singles in the shape of Gift of Desperation and Noise are already available and provide the listener with all they need to know regarding the sound and style.  The band themselves describe their sound on a popular social networking site as “Dark, Atmospheric Alt. Rock, Film Music.”  But what does Johnny Wore Black have to say about

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  • MORBUS CHRON - Sweven

    Sweven is the second album from the four piece Swedish prog-metal band Morbus Chron.  Though they tout themselves as a death metal band, Sweven is a lot more progressive than death. The opening song on Sweven, Berceuse is a slow, meandering jazz-influenced piece without vocals that is sort of an odd start for an album; it feels more like a

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  • BLITZ KIDS - The Good Youth

    This UK-based quartet experienced a minor line-up change in 2012 after releasing their debut full length studio album in 2011 called Vagrants & Vagabonds when their original drummer and guitarist both left the band.  Deciding they only needed to replace the drummer with new sticks-man Matt Freer they are now ready to unleash their next chapter of musical output.  Has

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  • DIAMOND YOUTH - Shake

    Coming out of Baltimore, Richmond and Chicago, this alternative rocking quartet embrace their DIY attitude and leap out of the gates with another fine extended player consisting of six songs which sizzle and crackle with energy.  Acknowledging their influences in the forms of Weezer, Foo Fighters and the Beach Boys is certainly making sense when you hear their sound.  Perhaps

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  • Savage Messiah - The Fateful Dark

    Whilst we may be towards the back end of the Thrash Metal resurgence of recent years, there are still bands coming out of it swinging and sticking to their guns. Hailing from London, Savage Messiah are doing just that, and as soon as the energetic and heavy Iconocaust kicks off The Fateful Dark you will be looking for the nearest

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  • Carnifex - Die Without Hope

    Carnifex returned from hiatus in 2013, with Die Without Hope  being the first release since their return, and clearly there is absolutely no intention on holding back anything. They sound arguably more menacing, more composed, more focused than they did on their previous outing Until I Feel Nothing. For this record they have teamed up with Producer Mark Lewis, who has recently

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  • RED, Gemini Syndrome & Emphatic LIVE – Des Moines, IA – 2-19-14

    RED, Gemini Syndrome and Emphatic brought their tour to Wooly's in Des Moines, Iowa on Wednesday, February 19, 2014. In the Des Moines area where the appreciation for live rock music has seemed to wane, smallish venues have a hard time pulling in over 100 of the lukewarm Des Moines audience. Wooly's has proved to be a premiere music venue,

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  • MICHAEL SCHENKER - Live at The Coach House, 2-15-14

    Michael Schenker is an enigma wrapped in mystery. A concert that lasted an hour and forty-five minutes, and not a single word from him to the audience. No a hello, not a good-bye, not a single song introduction. He played the entire gig in an almost trance-like state, with his eyes barely open. His playing, however, was spot-on. He nailed

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  • AMON AMARTH - LIVE House of Blues, Boston MA 2-1-14

    The line to the House of Blues in Boston stretched easily a quarter mile down the road. These people weren't  lined up to buy tickets to the ball game at Fenway, but were in line to see Amon Amarth. There was an eager feeling about; and looking through the crowd it was obvious everyone was having a tough time containing

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Press Releases

  • Winger To Release Highly- Anticipated Sixth Studio Album "Better Days Comin’" On April 22nd

    One of the most misunderstood hard rock bands to come out of the 80’s is returning with their first new album in 5 years. Winger is releasing Better Days Comin’ in North America on April 22nd via Frontiers Records. The notorious band comprised of members Kip Winger on vocals/bass, Reb Beach on guitar, John Roth on guitar and Rod Morgenstein

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  • Blues Power Artist Jared James Nichols Announces Spring U.S., U.K. and European Tour Dates

    JARED JAMES NICHOLS--the blues power singer, songwriter and guitarist who sprung onto the scene this past summer with his first studio EP OLD GLORY & THE WILD REVIVAL (Swing House Quality Recordings)--has announced he’ll return to the road for the second leg of his “THE WILD REVIVAL TOUR.”  The emerging performer is confirmed for a round of more than 45

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  • Swedish Rockers Graveyard To Open For Motörhead In San Francisco

    Swedish Grammy-winning balls-out rockers GRAVEYARD are 2-for-2 when it comes to grand-slam live show line-ups.  Having just announced their April 11th opening slot for MOTÖRHEAD at Club Nokia in Downtown Los Angeles, the long-haired heroes in denim hit another bases loaded homer out of the ballpark by announcing they’re opening for Lemmy & Company again – this time at The

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  • Sabaton Reveal New Album Tracklisting

    Swedish heavy metallers SABATON have unveiled the track listing to their upcoming eighth studio album, Heroes, due out in North America in Spring 2014. 01. Night Witches 02. No Bullets Fly 03. Smoking Snakes 04. Inmate 4859 05. To Hell And Back 06. The Ballad Of Bull 07. Resist And Bite 08. Soldier Of 3 Armies 09. Far From The

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  • TesseracT present "Of Matter (Live At Sphere Studios)" video

    UK's progressive rock band, TesseracT, present the first part of their latest album "Altered State" in a breathtaking version live in the studio. It follows a tradition the band already started on their debut album "One" as the band explains: "Way back in 2010, we filmed a live recording of 'Concealing Fate' at Sphere Studios with Francesco Carmeli. We enjoyed

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  • The Moody Blues Cruise and Yes' 'Cruise To The Edge' Announce A Number Of Unique On-Board Activities

    ON THE BLUE--the leader in cruise charter innovation and producer for the upcoming THE MOODY BLUES CRUISE (the second annual fan cruise from The Moody Blues featuring special guest Roger Daltrey of THE WHO, sailing the Caribbean April 2-7, 2014) and YES’ second fan cruise, CRUISE TO THE EDGE (sailing the Caribbean April 7-12, 2014, also featuring legendary progressive rock

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  • World Debut: Anti-Mortem's ‘100% Pure American Rage’ Video Premieres On Vevo

    The video for “100% Pure American Rage,” the lead-off single from the upcoming debut album New Southern by Oklahoma natives & saviors of southern-infused hard rock ANTI-MORTEM, has premiered worldwide today on Vevo: http://vevo.ly/kjWBVz The clip was shot, produced, and directed by Clark Deal of Chaotic Productions. "It's brutal but accessible," ANTI-MORTEM guitarist Zain Smith states about the album track.

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  • Revamp Exclusively Debuts Lyric Video For ‘Nothing’

    The female-centric website BoxxMagazine.com has exclusively debuted the new lyric video for “Nothing,” the track off of REVAMP’s second studio album, Wild Card, which was released in North America last September.  View the lyric video here: http://boxxmagazine.com/2014/02/exclusive-video-premiere-floor-jansen-nothing/ Led by the inimitable & multi-talented vocalist Floor Jansen, Dutch heavy metallers REVAMP have scheduled their maiden tour through the U.S. and Canada

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  • Insomnium Announces Details For New Album, 'Shadows Of The Dying Sun'

    Finnish melodic death metallers INSOMNIUM have returned with their sixth full-length, entitled Shadows Of The Dying Sun. Featuring artwork once again by Wille Naukkarinen, Shadows Of The Dying Sun will be released on April 28th in Europe and on April 29th in North America via Century Media Records. All of the drums were recorded at studio SF Sound (with Kimmo

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  • Morbus Chron Premieres New Track, 'The Perennial Link'

    In anticipation of their upcoming release, Sweden's MORBUS CHRON has premiered a new track, "The Perennial Link", taken from their buzz-worthy full-length, Sweven, due out March 4th in North America via Century Media Records. Already named "one of the best albums of the year" (STEREOGUM.com), Sweven intertwines dark death metal with progressive song structures and melodies that are reminiscent of

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  • Steve Aoki Charitable Fund Makes Major Donation To Multiple Health And Research Organizations

    A proponent of pro-social causes and a philanthropist in his own right, Steve Aoki has announced a major donation of over $65,000 to multiple health and research organizations. The Grammy-nominated electronic music producer recently raised the funds during his Aokify America North American tour, powered by Scion and presented by his independent imprint Dim Mak, last year via his Steve Aoki Charitable Fund. Aoki donated

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  • Redlight King Release New Lyric Video

    Rockers Redlight King released their official lyric video for the single, "Times Are Hard." The video is front man Kaz's point of view as he scribes the lyrics of the song. The single is off of Redlight King's sophomore album, Irons In The Fire - available now on iTunes & Amazon. "Life is a struggle sometimes, for some more than

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  • Rev Theory Return With 'Red Light Queen' / Announce 'Road To The Range' Tour

    Rev Theory has returned after a two year absence with a new single that will impact radio immediately.  The composition "Red Light Queen" is one of six the band has completed, with another half dozen tracks in motion.  Singer Rich Luzzi reveals, "Red Light Queen is three minutes of raw in your face energy about the dark secrets of a

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  • Backtrack On Tour In The U.S. Now

    New York's Backtrack have had a very productive year thus far, with the release of their second LP 'Lost In Life' last month on Bridge Nine, and their Australian / South East Asian tour having just concluded.  Now, Backtrack are hitting the road in the U.S. as of today and gearing up for a European tour in April. Backtrack will

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  • Epica: The Quantum Enigma Details + Olympic Appearance Revealed

    Marking the beginning of a new era of modernity, heaviness, and no compromises, Dutch symphonic sextet EPICA are set to release their sixth studio album, The Quantum Enigma, this spring in North America. "More than any of our previous albums, this album is a group effort,” states the band.  “The only goal we had in mind: creating the album that

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  • Matt Sorum’s Fierce Joy To Release Album ‘Stratosphere’ March 11th

    Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and legendary drummer of Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver and The Cult, Matt Sorum is releasing his new album, Stratosphere under the moniker, Matt Sorum’s Fierce Joy on March 11, 2014 on Rok Dok Recordings via Kobalt Label Services. Stratosphere is major departure from the hard-hitting rock Sorum is best known for. His intense passion for animal

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  • Travis Barker Presents The 7th Annual Musink Tattoo & Music Festival On March 21-23

    Presented by Travis Barker (Blink-182/Transplants), Southern California’s most anticipated tattoo and music festival MUSINK will celebrate its 7th year at the OC Fair & Events Center in Costa Mesa, CA on March 21st-23rd.  This year’s lineup will include performances from The Descendents, Tech N9ne, Transplants, Gorilla Biscuits, Love Canal, Judge, Strife, Rittz, and H20 and will host over 300 renowned

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  • Emmure Announce New Album; 'Eternal Enemies'

    2013 was a landmark year for EMMURE. The band played Rockstar Mayhem Festival, toured relentlessly with Asking Alexandria, Five Finger Death Punch, Killswitch Engage, Whitechapel, and We Came As Romans. EMMURE also expanded their global presence, headlining the Impericon Never Say Die! Tour across Europe, as well as playing in South America, Russia, Israel, Japan, Australia, and more. The band also sculpted their seventh (and sixth for Victory) full length album which

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  • Tantric Announces 'The 37 Channels Tour' To Kick Off On February 24th

    Louisville-based eclectic rock act Tantric are announcing ‘The 37 Channels Tour’ that will kick off on February 24th in Tulsa, Oklahoma at Downtown Lounge and will conclude in Cherry Hill, Illinois on March 27, 2014. The tour will be followed by dates with fellow label mates Soil and Social 66. The tour is in continued support of Tantric’s fifth studio album entitled

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  • Destrage Release 'Purania' Video Trailer, Behind The Scenes Footage from 'My Green Neighbour'

    Milan, Italy natives, DESTRAGE, have completed work on their second video from their new album. The video for "Purania", the second single taken from "Are You Kidding Me? No", will see its debut this Wednesday via FEARnet.com, the web portal for cable television's premier channel for fans of horror, thriller, and suspense entertainment. The band has released a teaser for

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  • Provoke, Destroy Signs With Indianola Records, Set to Release Debut Full Length This Spring

    Virginia Beach’s Provoke, Destroy, band has previously been featured in the AP&R section of Alternative Press #292 (October 2012), is pleased to announced that they have signed with Indianola Records. Indianola Records, who has had recent success finding acts from Virginia Beach with Honour Crest, we release the band’s forthcoming full length, entitled Vulture, this spring. Guitarist Ryan Johnson spoke

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  • Emperors and Elephants Announce the 'Devil in the Lake' Tour

    Chicago- based rock act Emperors and Elephants are announcing "The Devil in the Lake Tour" that will kick off on February 20th in Pontiac, Illinois at Freakster’s Roadhouse. The band will also be playing METAL FEST on July 5th in Lake Alcova, Wyoming. The tour is in continued support of their record “Devil in the Lake” that was released earlier

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  • Napalm Records/Spinning Goblin Signs Pet The Teacher

    Napalm Records/Spinning Goblin is extremely proud to announce the worldwide signing of the Denmark's Heavy Stoner Blues Band PET THE PREACHER! The bands sophomore album will hit stores at the end of April and will be celebrated with an Album Release show at DESERTFEST BERLIN! "We are beyond excited to officially announce our signing to Napalm Records/Spinning Goblin. PET THE PREACHER is

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  • Saliva Return With New Singer, Label, Single, Album, And Tour

    If you counted Saliva out when you heard that they had parted ways with singer Josey Scott, you have been proven dead wrong - all you have to do is give a listen to the group's upcoming single, "Rise Up" (impacting radio and available for purchase via all digital stores on February 18th), and album of the same name (April

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  • Le Reverie In Concert at Hollywood Maximum Exposure Industry Showcase

    L.A.-based symphonic metal band Le Reverie performs in concert for a special Hollywood Maximum Exposure Industry Showcase, at longtime veritable Hollywood nightclub King King, 6555 Hollywood Blvd., Sunday, February 23. 7 p.m. Info: (323) 960-5765. Tickets available at:  https://www.purplepass.com/?SID=lereverie#5520/Revolutionary_Entertainment-Hollywood_Maximum_Exposure_Showcase-King_King-February-23-2014.html. Le Reverie's unique musical mix of progressive rock, metal, classical symphony and goth, fronted by the enchanting vocals of Allie Jorgen,

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  • Alter Bridge & Matt Nathanson Stop By Vh1 Classic’s ‘That Metal Show’

    VH1 Classic’s centerpiece in original programming “That Metal Show” returns this week for its fifth episode of Season 13 on Saturday, February 15th at 11:00PM ET/PT. The acclaimed hard rock/heavy metal talk show, hosted by Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson, and Jim Florentine, features Myles Kennedy and Mark Tremonti of the hard rock juggernaut, Alter Bridge. Myles and Mark have both

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  • Bruised But Not Broken To Release Debut LP 'Fragment' on March 4th

    After releasing their debut EP “JUST(DEFIED)” in  2013, Charlotte, NC metalcore 5-piece Bruised But Not Broken return with their debut LP, “Fragment” on March 4th via Standby Records. Cover art and track listing album, which was produced by Drew Fulk (Motionless In White), are revealed below. In a statement to fans, Bruised But Not Broken says, "It is with great

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  • Suicide Silence Release Video For ‘OCD’ Featuring: Austin Carlile - Of Mice And Men

    SUICIDE SILENCE is set to release ENDING IS THE BEGINNING: The Mitch Lucker Memorial Show on CD/DVD/digipack next week!  They have launched a new sneak peak video today for "OCD" featuring Austin Carlile from OF MICE AND MEN!  Suicide Silence will be donating all of the royalties earned from this release to the Kenadee Lucker Education fund.  The band is

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  • Mother Premieres Lyric Video For New Track, 'Dying Day'

    In anticipation of their upcoming release, NYC hard rock outfit MOTHER has teamed up with Noisecreep.com for the premiere of their new single, “Dying Day”. Taken from the A New Life EP due out March 14th in the USA, the “Dying Day” lyric video was created by Shan Dan (WINDS OF PLAGUE, BUCKCHERRY, etc.; http://www.shandanvideo.com/) and can be viewed here:

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  • The Answer Premiere Video For 'New Horizon'

    Irish Rockers THE ANSWER released their latest album New Horizon this past fall in North America via Napalm Records.  The album that was met with critical acclaim and rave reviews is available for purchase on Amazon and iTunes. Today, Ultimate Classic Rock is hosting a premiere of THE ANSWER's new video for the title track of New Horizon.  The video

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  • Gus G. Releases 'I Am The Fire' EPK; SiriusXM Octane Adds Title Track To Rotation

    Guitar virtuoso GUS G., well known in rock and metal circles for his work as OZZY OSBOURNE's guitarist and as leader of his own band FIREWIND, has released an EPK offering an inside look at his debut solo album 'I AM THE FIRE'. The album will hit stores March 18, 2014 in North America (March 17 in Europe) and will

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  • Dream Theater Release New Content For The Band's DreamTheater360° App

    Dream Theater have successfully introduced their first 360° App (iOS). The DreamTheater360° App includes, among other standard content, five 360° interactive songs performed at the Luna Park show in Buenos Aires. After fans' enthusiastic reviews of DreamTheater360° App and lots of demand for more Luna Park songs, Dream Theater & Mativision® (multi-camera 360° video technology) will soon start to release

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  • Lord Dying Kick Off North Headline American Tour Tonight Announce Plans For New Album

    Portland, Oregon's LORD DYING have completed the first leg of their European tour and have returned to the states to begin their North American headline tour tonight (including select dates with Pallbearer, The Body, Subrosa, and Eagle Twin).   The tour runs through March 7th in Boise, ID.  A complete list of all dates can be found below. Following the

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  • Agnostic Front: 'Cause For Alarm' Inducted into Decibel Hall of Fame

    Other bands were crossing over back then, like D.R.I., CORROSION OF CONFORMITY and even the CRO-MAGS. We were all kind of doing what we were doing. We’ve always been leaders and not followers.” – AGNOSTIC FRONT vocalist Roger Miret on their milestone release, Cause for Alarm. And the same is true today for these genre leaders! Seminal NYC hardcore veterans

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  • GWAR Continues Global Dominations Announces Australian Headline Dates

    As they continued to prepare the Scumship for war, the unstoppable force known as GWAR has announced two Australian headline shows in addition to their highly anticipated appearances at this year's Soundwave Festival.  The first show is set for Wednesday February 26th in Sydney at The Factory Theater and the second show is set for the following night Thursday February 27th

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  • I Am Heresy Premiere 'March Of The Black Earth'

    I AM HERESY, led by singer Nathan Gray, also of Boysetsfire, have released their first official music video for the song "The March Of The Black Earth" from their Century Media debut album THY WILL, March 3 in Europe/Australia/NZ and  March 4 in North America. "March Of Black Earth, through symbolism and archetype, stands in defiance of the standard views

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  • Tweak Bird Set To Release New Album, 'Any Ol' Way'

    Tweak Bird, the Los Angeles duo featuring brothers Ashton and Caleb Bird, return with their third full-length album, Any Ol’ Way, on May 20 via Let’s Pretend Records. "We set out to write an album that meant something to us,” explained the Bird brothers.  “We wanted to voice our opinions and feel comfortable. We hired our dear old friend, David

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  • Power Metal Act Last Bastion Reveals Full Debut Album Details

    The Seattle-based Power Metal act LAST BASTION has revealed today full details concerning their upcoming debut album. The 10-track album will be titled "THE ROAD TO REDEMPTION" and has a release date set for April 04, 2014 ! Last Bastion is a Power Metal band based in Seattle, USA. Formed in January of 2012, Last Bastion has set out to bring European Melodic Speed Power Metal to the

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  • Upon This Dawning Signs With Artery Recordings

    Artery Recordings is proud announce the signing of Italy's Upon This Dawning to the label roster, which is increasingly globally diverse. The band will release its Artery debut We Are All Sinners on April 29, 2014. Hailing from Brescia, in Northern Italy, the sextet has been making a melodically metallic racket in its home country since 2007. The band has

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  • Finland's Children Of Bodom to Play Los Angeles on March 1st

    World renowned Finnish heavy metal powerhouse CHILDREN OF BODOM are inaugurating their triumphant return to North America this Friday in Quebec City, Quebec.  Sponsored by ESP Guitars and featuring support by Bay Area thrashers DEATH ANGEL and progressive folk trio TÝR, COB’s "Halo Of Blood Over North America” headlining tour kicks off with 9 Canadian shows and continues with 25

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  • Under The Gun Exclusively Premieres Relief In Sleep’s New Single 'Jumper'

    Under The Gun and Relief In Sleep have teamed up to exclusively premiere the lyric video for “Jumper,” the band’s first single off their forthcoming album. The video may be viewed HERE. The new effort is to be released April 1st on Imminence Records and features ten brand new track that melds female vocals, alternative rock, and post-hardcore for a

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  • Crematory Release Video For 'Kommt Näher'

    CREMATORY has premiered another video from Antiserum.  The video for the song "Kommt Näher" was directed by Dirk Weiler and can be viewed below. CREMATORY no longer need to fear comparison with the international competition, Germany's most popular Gothic Metal Band having earned itself an excellent reputation at home and abroad over the past 23 years. One reason for this

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  • Pretty Maids - Nuclear Boomerang (Official Video / New Album 2014)

    Pretty Maids "Nuclear Boomerang" is taken from the album "Louder Than Ever" out on Frontiers Records. Preorder now on Amazon. Release dates: Europe: March 21st 2014 North America: March 25th 2014 After celebrating their 30th Anniversary as a band and the release of their latest monumental release "Motherland", the Danish melodic hard rockers are serving the fans with "Louder Than

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  • Chris Robinson Brotherhood Set To Release Third Studio Album ‘Phosphorescent Harvest’

    The CHRIS ROBINSON BROTHERHOOD are set to unveil their third studio album PHOSPHORESCENT HARVEST on April 29 via Silver Arrow Records. The band--Chris Robinson (lead vocals, guitar), Neal Casal (guitar, vocals), Adam MacDougall (keys, vocals), George Sluppick (drums) and Mark Dutton (bass, vocals)--will also hit the road in conjunction with the album’s release.  The tour officially starts April 29 at

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  • Vampire Premieres New Track, 'Under The Grudge'

    In anticipation of their upcoming release, Sweden's VAMPIRE has premiered a new track, "Under The Grudge", via Decibel Magazine.com. Taken from the band's self-titled debut due out March 3rd in Europe and March 18th in North America via Century Media Records, "Under The Grudge" can be heard here: http://www.decibelmagazine.com/featured/streaming-vampire-under-the-grudge/ For another preview of Vampire, be sure to check out the

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  • Buffalo Summer New Tour Dates Announced w/ Skid Row, Buckcherry...

    Taking a break from the studio, where they're working on pre-production of their 2nd album, South Wales rockers Buffalo Summer have announced an extensive run of tour dates across the UK and Europe; including special guest slots supporting Skid Row, Buckcherry, The Graveltones, The Cadillac Three and Slam Cartel. Playing bluesy, southern, soulful tinged rock with a modern twist, Classic Rock

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  • Scorpion Child Announce New Line-Up

    Austin rockers SCORPION CHILD have added a new face to their line-up: drummer Jon “Charn” Rice, formerly of JOB FOR A COWBOY. SCORPION CHILD bassist & founding member Shaun Avants shares the following: “SCORPION CHILD is excited to announce some recent line-up changes within the camp.  As with any team or group, decisions must be made that are vital to

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  • It Lies Within Releases Zendaya 'Replay' Cover, Begins Brace Yourself Tour Next Week

    In promotion for their upcoming tour with Deception Of A Ghost (Bullet Tooth) and A Faylene Sky (ex-Tragic Hero Records), It Lies Within has released their version of Zendaya’s “Replay” HERE. The Brace Yourself Tour begins next Thursday, February 13th, in Providence, RI and runs until March 9th in Greensboro, NC hitting twelve separate states while also including three Canadian

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  • Birth Of Joy New Album Prisoner Available March 4th in North America

    Dutch psychedelic rockers BIRTH OF JOY will release their new album Prisoner on March 4th in North America, March 7th in Germany/Switzerland/Austria and March 10th in UK & Rest Of Europe via Long Branch Records / SPV.  Prisoner was recorded and mixed by JORIS WOLFF (e.g. De Staat, Within Temptation and Mister and Mississippi) and mastered by BRIAN LUCEY (e.g.

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  • Massacre Premieres New Track, 'As We Wait To Die'; Announces European Tour Dates

    Legendary Florida death metal pioneers MASSACRE have returned with their first studio album effort in almost 20 years! Programmatically entitled Back From Beyond, the album will be released on March 24th in Europe and on April 1st in North America via Century Media Records. For a preview of Back From Beyond, the merciless song "As We Wait To Die" is

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  • RPR Set To Release KXM feat. Members of Korn, King's X, and Lynch Mob

    A new musical force to be reckoned with is about to turn the rock world upside down with the release of their self-titled debut, KXM. KXM is comprised of dUg Pinnick of King's X on vocals/bass, George Lynch of Lynch Mob/Dokken on guitars and Korn's drum maestro, Ray Luzier, rounds out the powerhouse trio. The band takes its name from

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  • Death Angel: 'Left For Dead' Music Video Released

    San Francisco Bay Area thrash veterans DEATH ANGEL, have released a brand new video clip for the track “Left For Dead” at below: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GS2x1nqJgkY The song is taken from the band’s recently released seventh studio album The Dream Calls for Blood, and comes on the verge of their upcoming tour with CHILDREN OF BODOM. Commented guitarist Rob Cavestany: "We would

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  • British Super Group Asia Set To Release The New Studio Album 'Gravitas' in March

    ASIA, the legendary British band, moves into the next phase of its extraordinary career with Gravitas, a brave new album that explores different musical landscapes while embracing its familiar musical past. Produced and written by band members John Wetton and Geoff Downes, Gravitas is deeply introspective within a clearly accessible sound. The album also introduces the world to ASIA's new

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  • Styx, Foreigner, With Very Special Guest Don Felder, Announce “The Soundtrack Of Summer” Tour Set To Launch May 16

    Combined, they’ve sold over 250 million albums worldwide.  They’ve had 36 #1 and Top 10 smash hit singles that are still being spun on Classic Rock radio over 500,000 times every year.  They’ve performed thousands of concerts worldwide to countless crowds.  Now it’s time for three of the most legendary names in rock to come together for a massive U.S.

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  • Caliban Release Ghost Empire Today

    Germany's CALIBAN have released their latest album, GHOST EMPIRE today via Century Media.  The band hit #7 on the German Media Control charts with this release and after 17 years together and 7 albums under their belts, CALIBAN is going strong.  Please take a minute and check them out: Enjoy the video clip for the song "Devil's Night" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwbLDiATifE Check out

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  • One Pretty Minute Release 2nd Single

    Columbus OH Rock band, One Pretty Minute, release their second single entitled Killswitch, off their Addict E.P. (Broad Horizon Records) today. A driving rock song about giving everything you got with no regrets, Killswitch, has become the band's signature song at live shows. It represents the bands "all or nothing, leave it all on the stage" philosophy and has helped build a wide

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  • Meshuggah's Tomas Haake Reveals 2014 Plans For Band’s 25th Anniversary

    Drummer Tomas Haake of Sweden’s extreme musical deviants MESHUGGAH has proudly issued the following band decree: ”A quarter century of deviance. You try to wrap your head around, it but comprehension fails. It's been twenty-five years since the first official MESHUGGAH release!!! The self-titled (though often referred to as "Psykisk Testbild") EP came out on the small local Umeå label

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  • No Sleep Records To Release Hundredth's New Ep, 'Resist', On Vinyl Lp

    Hundredth’s new song Demons, from their upcoming EP Resist, can now be heard at http://youtu.be/ACwzH9M8Qrs. Resist, which is the companion piece to 2013’s Revolt EP, is set to hit stores and digital retailers on March 25th through Mediaskare Records and on limited edition vinyl from No Sleep Records. “Resist is much more melodic and at times more laid back,” stated vocalist

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  • Just Want To Spread The Love – The Spin Release Single On Valentines Day

    Swedish, UK based party power pop band The Spin release their new single I Need You digitally worldwide, on Valentines day, through their own label Sencelled records. This is the first single from the new album, and just like the debut it is produced by Ricky Delin. I Need You will be available on all major downloadable and streaming services

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  • Carnifex: New Track Entitled 'Condemned to Decay' Now Online

    San Diego, CA death metal outfit CARNIFEX  has premiered a brand new song entitled Condemned To Decay at this location: http://smarturl.it/CondemnedToDecay . The song comes from their upcoming Nuclear Blast debut Die Without Hope, which will be released physically and digitally on March 4th (North America) and March 7th (Europe), 2014. Die Without Hope, was recorded at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida

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  • Merge Releases Teaser Video for Their February 18th Red Cord Records Debut 'Elysion'

    French post-hardcore outfit Merge has released a short teaser video on YouTube for their forthcoming Red Cord Records debut. The band’s label debut is entitled Elysion and features ten tracks of what has been described as a more post-hardcore version of fellow Frenchmen The Prestige. Merge plans to take their refreshing take of post-hardcore on tour around Europe throughout the

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  • Delain Confirm Special Guest Vocalists on The Human Contradiction

    DELAIN will not only enthrall Symphonic Metal Fans with their fourth album The Human Contradiction, but also will bring listeners new to the genre. The band revolving around the supreme Charlotte Wessels have confirmed two special guests for their upcoming release. The first guest vocalist is Marco Hietala of Nightwish/Tarot, he provides guest vocals on the tracks "Your Body is

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  • BIGELF Launch 'Control Freak' Lyric Video

    With the release of the brand new album from BIGELF, entitled Into The Maelstrom', set for April 1 in North America, the band are extremely pleased to launch the first track to be taken from the record. Singer, songwriter Damon Fox had this to say about the first taste of new music from the band in six years: "Let the ceremony

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  • Spartan Records Signs Norwegian Hardcore Band Barren Womb; New Album Out March 11th

    Seattle based indie label Spartan Records is proud to announce the signing of Norwegian hardcore band Barren Womb and the upcoming release of their debut full-length album, The sun’s not yellow, it’s chicken, on March 11th .  The record will be available digitally and on limited edition vinyl, which can be pre-ordered now athttp://spr.tn/barrenwomb. In anticipation for the upcoming release, BrooklynVegan.com has premiered the first new track, “Kill

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Products

  • Dean Markley USA Debuts Pure Nickel Guitar Strings

    Dean Markley USA introduces the addition of new pure nickel guitar strings to the Helix line. Helix strings are made with a new patented hyper-elliptical winding technique, creating a tighter wrap and more mass, which seals the strings without the need for coating.  By using pure nickel, the strings will offer a warmer, clearer tone all while extending the life

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  • Sabaton Storms Ahead With Sennheiser

    Swedish heavy metal act Sabaton are currently preparing to head stateside in April to join two other bands – American metallers Iced Earth and the Dutch metal band Revamp – for the Worldwide Plagues tour which takes them to all four corners of the US and Canada. Sabaton will be using the tour to support their latest DVD, Swedish Empire

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  • Ultrasound Acoustic Amplifiers Redesigns AG30

    Ultrasound Amplifiers introduces the Ultrasound AG30M acoustic amplifier.  The new model replaces the bestselling AG30. The new AG30M is an upgrade to the previous model offering a second channel and digital effects.  The new compact and lightweight model is designed to amplify fiddles, mandolins, guitars, and any other acoustic instruments.  It comes equipped with a single custom made 8” coaxial

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  • Bruno Mars Delivers Record-Breaking Halftime Performance at Super Bowl XLVIII with Sennheiser

    The stars aligned during Super Bowl XLVIII on the evening of February 2 as Bruno Mars delivered an unforgettable halftime performance to a record-breaking broadcast audience of 115.3 million viewers – the largest in Super Bowl history. For the duration of the performance, Bruno Mars sang through his Sennheiser SKM 5200 handheld transmitter, coupled with an MD 5235 dynamic microphone capsule, ensuring

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  • Radial's StageBug SB-7 EarMuff Headphone Mute Now Shipping

    Radial Engineering Ltd. is pleased to announce the StageBug SB-7 EarMuff is now shipping. The SB-7 EarMuff is a unique headphone interface that enables the artist to mute one side of his or her headphones to eliminate bleed when recording. Radial's Production Manager Steve Hopia explains: "When recording classical music, violinists will often remove one side of the headphones to

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NAMM 2014

  • Second Annual She Rocks Awards Inspires at the 2014 NAMM Show

    The Women’s International Music Network (the WiMN) hosted the second annual She Rocks Awards on the morning of Friday, January 24th, during the 2014 NAMM show. Taking place at the Anaheim Marriott Hotel, the event brought together a packed room of industry professionals, music icons, artists, fans, media and more to pay tribute to women who display leadership and stand

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