Screamer Magazine March 2015
Featuring: . Also Included Revolution Saints, Like A Storm, Fozzy, Randy Bachman, Go Betty Go, U.D.O., One-Eyed Doll, August Burns Red, Miss May I, Like A Storm and Much More.

Articles in the March 2015 Issue

Interviews

  • REVOLUTION SAINTS - Spirit of the King

    What do you get when you combine the talents of Deen Castronova (Journey, Ozzy & Bad English), Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake, Dio, Burning Rain) and Jack Blades (Night Ranger & Damn Yankees)? You get the supergroup Revolution Saints. With their self titled debut album released today, Revolution Saints are receiving praise and support from all directions. Including contributions from a couple of

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  • LIKE A STORM - Rather Be Freaks Than Fakes

    There is nothing weak or ambiguous about the phrase “awaken the fire.” It is not only an apt title for Like A Storm’s new album, but also a descriptor for the band itself: Music that has exploded on the hard rock scene with songs on the charts, currently on a nationwide tour of the U.S. supporting HellYeah, and soon to

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  • FOZZY - You Won’t Know What Hit You

    The band Fozzy has really always been about one thing:  having fun. What started out for guitarist Rich Ward as a weekend cover band in Atlanta, Georgia, soon became an internationally signed act with professional wrestling star Chris Jericho as its lead singer. Fozzy, consisting of Jericho (vocals,) Rich Ward (guitar,) Billy Grey (guitar,) Jeff Rouse (bass,) and Frank Fontsere

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  • RANDY BACHMAN - You Ain't Heard Nothing Yet

    In life, there are people who merely go through the motions, and then there are those who set things in motion. Randy Bachman is definitely a setter. Ask him the first question, and he’s off and running, speaking nonstop for ten minutes. Granted, in his long and esteemed music career he’s done thousands of interviews and it’s probably second nature to

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  • GO BETTY GO - ¿Entiendes el Rock & Roll?

    A band is obviously doing something right when a gringo journalist who understands about four words in a song sung entirely in Spanish still manages to find the song irresistible. That band would be Go Betty Go, and since everyone loves to put descriptors on bands, how about this: Go Betty Go is a Southern California-based, all-girl, kinda-sorta punk rock band. Their

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  • U.D.O. - The Glory Days Are Today

    Udo Dirkschneider, known originally for his involvement with the band Accept in the early 70’s, has made a name for himself and his current band, U.D.O., in the world of metal.  This German metal band is made up by Udo Dirkschneider (vocals), Andrey Smirnov (guitar), Fitty Wienhold (bass), Kasperi Heikkinen (guitar), and Sven Dirkschneider (drums.) U.D.O. released their 15th studio

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  • Creepy Forest Metal with ONE-EYED DOLL

    The notoriously DIY band One-Eyed Doll will release their new album, Witches on Standby Records on March 24, 2015. One might wonder why they decided to work with a record company at this point in their career after they’ve already been pretty successful at building a buzz on their own. Screamer had a chance to ask them about this transition

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Reviews

  • BLACK STAR RIDERS - The Killer Instinct

    Black Star Riders have definitely proven that they have “The Killer Instinct” with their second album released February 20, 2015 through Nuclear Blast Records. This was my first time hearing the band, and knowing they are made up of members from Thin Lizzy, I knew that this record would be the treasure it is. Produced by Nick Raskulinecz and recorded in

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  • NIGHT RIOTS - Howl

    Night Riots’ new EP Howl heads straight for the nostalgic vibe incorporating a modernized sound with a classic Synthpop flavor. Released on January 20, 2015, Howl is a juxtaposition of AFI, Human League and The Cure. What is impressive about this EP, aside from its debut at No. 17 on the Billboard Heatseekers Charts, is that it will not only facilitate fans

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  • RANDY BACHMAN - Heavy Blues

    Randy Bachman has thrown out the musical playbook and reinvented himself with his latest release Heavy Blues. Under the guidance and direction of producer Kevin Shirley, Bachman stripped down songs he had had originally written in favor of simpler, more organic versions. With bandmates Anna Ruddick on bass and drummer Dale Anne Brendon, Bachman has created 11 tracks that are

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  • ONE-WAY MIRROR - Capture

    Earlier this year, One-Way Mirror, a band from France, released their latest album Capture.  Capture is a 12 track album featuring, Guillaume Bideau on vocals, David and Franck Potvin both on guitar, Vincent Perdicaro on bass and Clement Rouxel on drums. The first track Stinkin' Of Gold hits off hard with the vocals, guitars, bass, and drums. Bideau bellows out

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  • LIKE A STORM - Live in Las Vegas 2-6-15

    It doesn’t get much tougher than this (well, it probably does, but go with that thought for a moment). You’re the opening band on a national tour, supporting Devour The Day and Hellyeah. As is custom for openers, you are allotted a mere thirty minutes to make your best impression on what is largely someone else’s audience. You haven’t had

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Press Releases

  • CODY BEEBE & THE CROOKS - Premieres New Single Exclusively with Screamer Magazine

    Last December, Screamer Magazine was invited by Cody Beebe & The Crooks to visit London Bridge Studio in Seattle to observe the recording of their latest single Give And Take. This is a distinct honor— recording studios are normally sacred places while a band is recording, as bands and the production team do not want distractions to the creative energy.

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  • Thousand Foot Krutch's "Untraveled Road" FREE On iTunes Through Monday

    THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH frontman Trevor McNevan rightly surmises that the ‘untraveled road’ sometimes “takes everything,” but today through Monday, music fans can get the band’s hit single, “Untraveled Road” for free from iTunes. On the first day of this “FREE On iTunes” promotion, more than 32,000 copies of the song were downloaded. “Untraveled Road,” which travels up the chart to

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  • Black Star Riders Announce 3 Additional U.S. Shows

    Sault St. Marie (MI), Minneapolis (MN), and Moline (IL) are the three additional U.S. cities where melodic hard rockers BLACK STAR RIDERS will be taking the finesse of their high-caliber headlining show this April in support of their second studio album, The Killer Instinct, due out in North America on February 24th. The six U.S. dates (three as special guests

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  • VAMPS Releasing New Album + Touring! Get ALL Details!

    VAMPS, the Japanese rock band formed by and featuring HYDE (L'Arc~en~Ciel) and K.A.Z (Oblivion Dust), will release a new studio album, Bloodsuckers, through Spinefarm Records on March 24. The pre-order is HERE. This 13 track release-produced by VAMPS and Josh Wilbur (whose previous credits include Gojira and Lamb of God) and housed in the artwork of mysterious Japanese artist Rockin' Jelly Bean-is the follow-up

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  • Testament Announces Headlining Tour With Exodus

    If you think you've seen it all when it comes to thrash metal tour packages, think again. Digging deep into the early discography that launched a worldwide career spanning two-and-a-half decades, battle-scarred ambassadors of Bay Area thrash TESTAMENT will be performing an exclusive headlining set comprised of select tracks from their first three albums: 1987's debut The Legacy, 1988's The

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  • Fit For An Autopsy Begin Work On New LP

    New Jersey metal heavyweights FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY have wrapped up production on a yet to be titled LP due out later this year via eOne Music / Good Fight Music. "The new album is a bit of a step in a new direction for the band," says guitarist Pat Sheridan. "You'll hear a lot of new influences in our

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  • More Of The Biggest Names In Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Confirmed For Season 14 Of “That Metal Show”

    With the recent announcement of Geddy Lee and John Petrucci on the season premiere of VH1 Classic’s centerpiece in original programming “That Metal Show,” more guests have been confirmed for what promises to be the most diverse season in the show’s history. Recently confirmed guests for this season are “That Metal Show” alumni Frank Bello/Charlie Benante/Scott Ian of Anthrax, John

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  • AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE Signs to Napalm Records - New Album Tango Umbrella Due Later This Year

    Hot on the heels of announcing that they will be taking part in the upcoming North American COAL CHAMBER tour, Minneapolis, Minnesota's AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE has inked a new deal with Austrian metal label Napalm Records. The band commented about signing with Napalm Records: "AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE are extremely excited to announce our signing with Napalm Records for the 2015

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  • Nightwish Release Official Music Video For “ELÁN”

    Finland-based symphonic metal storytellers NIGHTWISH have just released the official music video for "Elán," the single off their eighth studio album, Endless Forms Most Beautiful (whose title comes from the writings of English naturalist Charles Darwin), out in North America on March 31st. Shot in various locations throughout Finland last fall and directed by Ville Lipiäinen, you can watch the video

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  • King Woman's Debut 'Doubt' EP Streaming Now

    Bay Area, CA’s King Woman, fronted by vocalist Kristina Esfandiari (Ex-Whirr, Miserable), will be releasing their first proper EP release on February 17th, 2015.  Titled Doubt, this EP finds King Woman awash with churning and crumbling distortion providing a roiling, blackened backdrop for Esfandiari’s throaty, bewitching vocals like a twisted fusion of PJ harvey, Sunn 0))) and Black Sabbath.  Rolling Stone is streaming the

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  • Beardfish - Lyric Video Launched for 'The One Inside Part Three - Relief'

    Swedish progressive-rockers Beardfish recently returned with a new album titled '+4626-COMFORTZONE' , and will hit the road in Europe with The Neal Morse Band next month. They are now pleased to launch a lyric video for the track 'The One Inside Part Three - Relief' which you can view below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssa_ZakaMzc&feature=youtu.be Prog Magazine UK have heaped praise on the new

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  • Zakk Wylde Announces The Unblackened Tour

    Hard rock legends BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, fronted by guitar icon ZAKK WYLDE, have announced the Unblackened tour. Originally performed as a one night only concert at Club Nokia in Los Angeles for a live CD/DVD release two years ago, the show will now make its way across the U.S.  The show will feature intimate versions of some of the band’s

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  • JEFF BECK Signs Exclusive Book Publishing Deal...Official Documentary & Autobiography In the Works....Touring U.S...

    Announced today, the legendary JEFF BECK has signed an exclusive publishing deal with the London-based Genesis Publishing Group.  Plans to release a high quality ‘signed, limited-edition’ book are in the works for release in the last quarter of 2015.  In addition, BECK is hard at work on an officially sanctioned documentary and is currently penning his own autobiography. BECK would

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  • GEORGE THOROGOOD AND THE DESTROYERS AND BRIAN SETZER CO-HEADLINE ON NATIONAL U.S. TOUR

      Los Angeles, CA (February 10, 2015)—For the first time in more than 20 years, fans will be able to catch two legendary acts on the road together this summer on the George Thorogood And The Destroyers / Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot Tour 2015, as they co-headline a national U.S. tour from May 27-June 20.  The tour will begin in Red Bank, New Jersey,

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  • Anthrax Studio Update - Video Clip

    Nominated for the sixth time* at this weekend's Grammy Awards, ANTHRAX has just released a new video clip from the band's recent recording sessions.  Check out "Anthrax Studio Update:  Rhythm Tracks" below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lKLlE8Hpc0&feature=youtu.be Anthrax - Charlie Benante/drums, Scott Ian/guitar, Frank Bello/bass, Joey Belladonna/vocals, and guitarist Jon Donais - will continue to record over the next several weeks, working with producer

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  • Walls Of Jericho Signs With Napalm Records

    Austrian Metal Powerhouse Napalm Records is pleased to announce the signing of Detroit Michigan's WALLS OF JERICHO.   The band is currently working on their new album, which is their first full length since 2008.  After releasing a demo track "Restless" earlier this year, the band felt the itch again and decided to get back to recording.  The resulting album be

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  • Stream War On Women's Self-Titled New Album Now

    War On Women have launched a full stream of their new self-titled album on New Noise. You can also read a tour diary there from frontwoman Shawna Potter about their recent trek with Propagandhi. War On Women will be available on CD, LP and Digital formats on February 10th and is up for pre-order now on B9Store.com.  Featuring 11 tracks, this

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  • Black Star Riders: First Track-By-Track Commentary with Vocalist Ricky Warwick

    Veteran rock vocalist & lyricist Ricky Warwick has shared backstories on the first five tracks of the new BLACK STAR RIDERS album The Killer Instinct, due out in North America on February 24th. Learn the meaning of the Irish chant in “Soldier’s Town” & how album producer Nick Raskulinecz saved “Bullet Blues” on the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbNgxDuFXaQ&list=PLB4brr7vf-P7rdX5OYLLJov84TnTea0Aq&index=1  

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  • DEEZ NUTS - Announce "Word Is Bond", Joins Century Media Records

    "We're not a bunch of fuckin' dudes who come from privilege.  You can hear this, you can feel this. And that's because 'Word Is Bond' is a passionate album." JJ Peters You think you know DEEZ NUTS? Think again. "Word Is Bond" showcases frontman JJ Peters at his most real. It's a short, sharp shock of pure honesty delivered in

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  • UFO Premieres New Song at Guitar World

    Legendary British classic rockers UFO are set to release their latest studio album A Conspiracy of Stars March 3rd in North America on SPV/Steamhammer.  Today UFO has partnered up with GuitarWorld.com the online home of Guitar World Magazine for an exclusive song premiere.  Check out a stream of the song "Run Boy Run" HERE. A Conspiracy of Stars will be

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  • Rock Legend Todd Rundgren Returns with 25th Solo Studio Album Titled Global

    Prolific musical experimenter, premier league pop craftsman, tireless producer, runt, wizard and true star Todd Rundgren will release his new studio album 'GLOBAL' on the Esoteric Antenna label via Cherry Red on Monday 6th April 2015 internationally and Tuesday 7th April in the USA (via MVD Entertainment) 'GLOBAL' is Todd Rundgren's 25th solo studio album (and that's not including the

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Hollywood Spotlight

  • Go Betty Go Stage-It Performance “Loud And Raw” From GBG Headquarters Today!

    Los Angeles based quartet Go Betty Go are back, here to stay and recently released their latest effort REBOOT, produced by Ted Hutt ( The Gaslight Anthem, Mighty Mighty Bosstones , Flogging Molly, ) fan-funded via a Pledge Music campaign and out now. Join them “Loud and Raw” from GBG Headquarters for a “pay-what-you-can” Stage-it performance and party this Saturday,

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  • Pop Cautious Records - Label Launch Party

    The world famous (infamous?) Sunset Marquis Hotel in Hollywood was the scene for the launch party for Pop Cautious Records. The hotel has many decades of music history behind it, and the hallways are lined with rock ‘n roll photos and memorabilia. Every big name in music has probably stayed—and partied—there at some point in their career. Pop Cautious is

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  • Stone Temple Pilots Announce Spring Tour

    LOS ANGELES (February 17, 2015) - From their official website, Stone Temple Pilots have announced a spring tour, kicking off April 8th in Seattle, WA.  A special pre sale will begin on Wednesday February 18 at 10:00am local time, and last for 24 hours. To purchase tickets go to www.stonetemplepilots.com   Following the pre sale, tickets will go on sale Friday February 20th at

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  • Slash Feat. Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators: Announce U.S. Tour; Tickets On-Sale

    SLASH and his band Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators will kick off a U.S. tour Saturday, April 25 in Orlando FL. The month-long U.S. trek  encompassing headlining shows and festival appearances is the first solo tour supporting the group’s acclaimed studio album WORLD ON FIRE which is SLASH’s third straight solo album to debut in the Top Ten in the U.S

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  • Photos - JOHN 5 Live! - Coach House 2-12-15

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  • JOHN 5 Live! - Coach House 2-12-15

    The Coach House is fairly good sized club located in the historic city of San Juan Capistrano, situated midway between Los Angeles and San Diego, California.  The floor is lined with rows and rows of dinner tables, not the type of set-up you would expect for a rock show, much less a John 5 concert.  Speaking with the man himself

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  • Stuart Smith (Award-Winning Guitarist) Signs Endorsement Deal With Aero3 Guitars

    Stuart Smith, the award-winning guitarist and founder of the critically acclaimed hard rock band HEAVEN & EARTH, has signed an exclusive endorsement deal with Seattle-based Aero3 Guitars, a boutique manufacturer of unrivaled and unique guitars and basses. Aero3 Guitars recently announced the release of their “Aero3 Stuart Smith Signature Model” (prototype pictured above and below), their new guitar brand infusing

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  • COAL CHAMBER to Release Rivals This May on Napalm Records Artwork, Track Listing and Release Dates Revealed

    Reactivated Los Angeles, California's COAL CHAMBER have confirmed a May 19th North America release date for their new album Rivals.  This is the band's first new album in over thirteen years.  With producer Mark Lewis at the helm, Rivals makes it seem as if COAL CHAMBER never took a break at all.  They picked up right where they left off

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  • ADOPT THE ARTS: Announces School Adoption Ceremony To Launch Thu. Feb. 5

    ADOPT THE ARTS (adoptthearts.org)--the Los Angeles-based non-profit that preserves and creates arts programs in U.S. public schools--will launch a school adoption for Westminster Elementary in Venice, CA on Thursday, February 5 at 12:45pm on the Westminster Elementary Playground (1010 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, CA 90291). Media are invited to attend, photograph and conduct interviews onsite the event: ADOPT THE ARTS:

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  • Jack Russell's Great White Releases New Single "Hard Habit"

    In December 2011, JACK RUSSELL'S GREAT WHITE first bared its teeth. Since its inception, the front man welcomed back longtime bassist and friend Tony Montana-this time as a guitar player and keyboardist-lead guitarist Robby Lochner, bassist Chris Tristam and drummer Dicki Fliszar.  Rather than look backwards and merely attempt to relive the multi-platinum hard rock entity's storied origins, JACK RUSSELL

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