Screamer Magazine May 2013
Featuring: Tom Keifer. Also Included Stryper, Marky Ramone, GWAR, Jeff Rabhan, Killswitch Engage, Eve To Adam, Candlelight Red, Acidic, Wilson, Intronaut, Oleander, Fair Warning, Cojones, Close Up On the Quiet Ones, Pretty Maids, Starkill, Prospect Hill, L.A. Guns, A Pale Horse Named Death, Heaven and Earth, Anthrax, Mindless Self Indulgence and Much More.

Articles in the May 2013 Issue

Interviews

  • STRYPER - Second Coming

    With a career spanning over 30 years, and with a touring history that includes groups such as Bride, Testament, and Mad Max, Stryper is a band of legendary proportions, and they have been busy recently. In 2013 alone they have released a re-recording album by the name Second Coming with two all new songs on the record, Blackened and Bleeding

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  • MARKY RAMONE - Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust

    In the underground debate of who was truly the first heavy metal band, one must weigh the evidence because it’s almost like asking the question that never truly gets an answer, which came first; the chicken or the egg.  Music historians feel back in merry old England, Black Sabbath gave birth to the grotesque evil sound that roamed the earth

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  • GWAR - The Chaos Continues

    When you interview the members of the band GWAR you completely expect their answers to be bizarre, grotesque, demented, inappropriate and hilarious. So it's no surprise that it went down exactly that way when we sat down with frontman Dave Brockie (aka Oderus Urungus) in the green room at Wooly's in Des Moines, Iowa, before the band's show with Wilson

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  • TOM KEIFER - Beyond Dead-End Street

    Tom Keifer is best known as the vocalist and songwriter on a series of four studio albums performed by a band called Cinderella that have achieved sales of around 15 million to date.  In this article you'll read about why it's taken so long for his latest album of original material to surface, what he thinks makes a good song and we get an

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  • Inside The Industry with JEFF RABHAN

    The entertainment industry has traditionally been a tough business for a young person to break into.  The supply of people wanting to get in will always be greater than the availability of jobs, a fact that inevitably leads to fierce competition.  For someone contemplating a career in music, anything one could use to get a leg up would be invaluable.

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  • KILLSWITCH ENGAGE - Back Together

    Jesse Leach is one of the founding members of Killswitch Engage. Now he has found his way back to the band after being away for ten years. He sounds relaxed and humble on the phone and his tone doesn't carry any traces of rock star cockiness or over inflated ego, but you can hear a sound of experience and maturity

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  • EVE TO ADAM - C'mon, Taste the Apple

    With the release of their new album Locked And Loaded, New York-based hard rock band Eve To Adam may be on the edge of something they have long craved and worked for—a chance to break through the genre’s glass ceiling and make the transformation from perpetual opening act to headliner status. That would be something that lead vocalist Taki Sassaris

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  • CANDLELIGHT RED - Burning Bright

    Frontman Ryan Hoke and guitarist’s Jeremy Edge from the band Candlelight Red, are two solid musicians.  Before the show at Mojoe's in Joliet, Illinois, Hoke and Edge sat down to discuss the band and where they're headed just an hour before they hit the stage.  “I started learning instruments at an early age and in high school bands," says Edge.

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  • ACIDIC - Burning Through The Layers

    Rolling down the highway, an hour outside Ft. Worth, Texas, Michael Gossard, Ted Dubrawski and Matt Whittaker are on their way to a show in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.    Taking a break from the view of the road rushing by, Gossard is grateful to speak about the band, their accomplishments and fame. Acidic was formed while the band mates were still in

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  • WILSON - Fuckery At Its Best

    The members of the band Wilson were all sitting in a row on a couch in the green room of Wooly's in Des Moines, Iowa, ordering sushi and preparing for their show that night, when we had a chance to speak with them about their beginnings and where this tour is taking their careers in the music scene. At the

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  • INTRONAUT - The Past, The Present, The Future

    After touring with both TOOL and Meshuggah, respectively; Intronaut has acquired a league of loyal fans.  With their fourth studio album, Habitual Levitations (Instilling Words With Tones), hitting record stores across the world; Intronaut is getting ready to set some high standards in the metal world.  Sacha Dunable of Intronaut was kind enough to take us into his world for

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  • VAN'S WARPED TOUR 2013 - featuring Craig Owens and Chiodos

    In its 19th year, not much has changed about the Van's Warped Tour. Despite the growing popularity of concert goers traveling to weekend long music festivals, Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman is still dedicated to bringing the festival right into your backyard. With shows in over 40 different cities across the United States, the Warped Tour is arguably the most convenient festival

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Reviews

  • EVE TO ADAM - Locked and Loaded

    Everyone has had the experience of listening to an album where you hear a couple of great songs, and then you skip one.  A few more killer tunes, and skip another one.  Right?  Well, Locked and Loaded ain't one of those kinds of albums.  If you are a fan of melodic, indie-style hard rock (sorry, no growler vocals or slick, corporate rock

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  • KILLSWITCH ENGAGE - Disarm The Descent

    Everybody should have already heard about Howard Jones’ departure and Jesse Leach coming back to Killswitch Engage. This change has created such interest and expectation in the new Killswitch Engage album that anything than perfect would be disappointing. The album sounds awesome. The guys know their strengths and production is as close to flawless as an album can be. You

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  • TOM KEIFER - The Way Life Goes

    The Way Life Goes incorporates many instruments which all compliment the varying styles that are showcased.  You will hear some modest brass in places, a little harmonica here and there, a splash of piano and some tasty organ.  All collaborate with various guitars throughout.  What about the Cinderella front man’s voice though?  After the well publicised tales of woe concerning

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  • OLEANDER- Something Beautiful

    Post-grunge band Oleander first hit the airwaves in 1999, with huge hits like Why I’m Here and I Walk Alone. Their music was featured in several popular television shows and movies and they continued to pump out the tunes until they went on hiatus in 2004. Though they apparently reunited in 2008, no new music was released and many fans

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  • FAIR WARNING - Sundancer

    Since their last studio album Aura, Fair Warning with their 23 years of releases and touring are totally at home in what they deliver.  Bassist Ule Ritgen was quoted as saying, "We make a point of avoiding any particular stylistic agenda; we're open to influences from all directions.   After all, it doesn't matter what inspires an idea, it'll always end

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  • COJONES - Bend To Transcend

    Croatian psychedelic rockers Cojones released their newest record Bend To Transcend in November 2012. Largely unknown within the US, the band played Stoned From The Underground 2012 (one of the biggest underground music festivals) with the bands St. Vitus, Orange Goblin, Monster Magnet, Red Fang, and others. And they've toured extensively through Germany, Austria, Belgium, France, Croatia, Slovenia, and the

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  • CLOSE UP ON THE QUIET ONES - Land Ho

    The guitarist for Close Up On the Quiet Ones, Brandon Washington says “Land Ho is a very natural progression from the last release.  We took some big steps in some directions we hinted at a little bit on the debut and we think it came out just how we wanted.  It's aggressive, passionate, and just Close Up On the Quiet

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  • PRETTY MAIDS - Motherland

    In 2010, Pretty Maids made a splash throughout parts of Europe with their Pandemonium album charting well.  The band have been around much longer than that of course, and regarding this new album, lead vocalist Ronnie Atkins recently proclaimed “We knew it was going to be a tough one to follow! I remember back in the day when we had to follow-up

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  • STARKILL - Fires of Life

    Parker Jameson is the lead guitarist and vocalist, plus keyboardist and orchestrated programmer for Starkill.  If this wasn't sufficient, he also undertakes production duties on Fires of Life.  This full length debut album also credits James Murphy (former guitarist in respected bands Testament and Death) with mastering responsibilities.  They have both succeeded in giving Fires of Life a good sound which complements

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  • PROSPECT HILL LIVE- April 7th - Tailgators - Cedar Rapids, IA

    Blitzcreek Bookings has done it again by bringing national talent to the Cedar Rapids, Iowa area. On Sunday, April 7th, Prospect Hill rolled into the parking lot of local bar, Tailgators for their seventh straight show in as many days. Prospect Hill hails from Massachusetts where they have been pounding the pavement for several years now. Their most recent album,

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  • L.A. GUNS LIVE - Friday, April 19th - Count's Vamp'd, Las Vegas, NV

    L.A. Guns is a band notorious for lineup changes, but they are also known for having some of the most loyal fans around.  There could never be enough words to describe the drive of this band and despite all they have been through they continue to come out on top.  With their new lineup in place, a possible new record on the

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  • A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH - Lay My Soul to Waste

    A Pale Horse Named Death is the brain child of former Type O Negative drummer Sal Abruscato. Grabbing other members from Type O Negative as well as notable bands such as Life of Agony, A Pale Horse Named Death is a powerhouse of the Gothic metal scene. Their latest album, Lay My Soul To Waste, really brings this fact home.

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  • GWAR LIVE – Wooly's, Des Moines, IA

    GWAR has played at other venues in Des Moines, Iowa throughout the years, but this stop on April 19, 2013, with Wilson and Warbeast was their first appearance at Wooly's, one of the newest venues in the city. The crowd was fairly youngish at the show with a mix of some older and even a few young children, who were

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  • WILSON LIVE – Wooly's, Des Moines, IA

    The expectations for an opening band most times are low. But when you have GWAR to contend with, you might want to step up your game. Wilson was just the band to do it when they opened for GWAR and Warbeast at Wooly's on April 19, 2013, in Des Moines, Iowa. Wilson is fairly unknown nationally. This countrywide tour with

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  • Another Lost Year LIVE – Krazee Kafe, Des Moines, IA

    Krazee Kafe in Des Moines, Iowa kicked off its first event for the venue's Bike Night Concert Series on April 11, 2013 with Another Lost Year headlining, and local act Brutal Republic opening. The venue is known to have one of the largest bike nights in the state of Iowa; this year is its first attempt at incorporating a concert

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  • HEAVEN AND EARTH LIVE - April 10th, Fonda Theater, Hollywood CA

    It seemed like a usual Wednesday night in Hollywood, CA.  The 101 North to Gower Street was crowded as usual and the stop and go of traffic made everyone all too aware it was only the middle of the week, but for some, the anticipation of the evening hung on the minds and lips of the long line of people

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  • Metal Alliance Tour 2013 - March 28th, Regency Ballroom, San Francisco CA

    This year is the third round for Metal Alliance Tour.  Every year they collect an awesome lineup of bands to tour around US and Canada.   This year's tour features Anthrax, Exodus, High of Fire, Municipal Waste and Holy Grail making this the year of thrash after last years more death metal heavy lineup. The show at the Regency Ballroom

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  • Mindless Self Indulgence LIVE - The Ritz Theater April 5th

    Friday nights in Ybor City-- everyone is usually out on the 7th Avenue strip and most people are hitting up the city scene for a normal night out, which could include any of the night-time rituals like hitting the bars, clubs and checking out the local music scene.  Part of that scene is the historic Ritz Theater where many acts

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Press Releases

  • Trash Cowboys Playing San Fernando Valley

    Trash Cowboys is playing a show in the San Fernando Valley for the first time. The foursome is headlining Paladino's on Friday, May 3 in Reseda. Tickets are available at the door, and the band is scheduled to perform at 11 p.m. Trash Cowboys has been featured in L.A. Daily News, AOL Patch, melodicrock.com and other top rock publications and sites. "The

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  • TOM KEIFER ‘The Way Life Goes’ Debut Solo Album Out Today

    TOM KEIFER’s highly anticipated debut solo album, THE WAY LIFE GOES, is finally available everywhere via Merovee Records in conjunction with ADA Label Services.  It was self-produced along with Savannah Keifer and Chuck Turner, and recorded in Nashville. The album’s being featured in MSN Music's "Listening Booth" section all week at this location:  http://music.msn.com/music/listeningbooth. “The Flower Song” and “Solid Ground”

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  • Black Star Riders: All Hell Breaks Loose Pre-Order Bundles Available

    All Hell Breaks Loose, the debut album by hard rock super-group BLACK STAR RIDERS is now available for pre-order purchase from the BSR landing page.  Versions include: Jewel-case CD CD + ”Making of” DVD digi-pak (featuring the bonus track “Right To Be Wrong”) Exclusive album art t-shirt + CD or digi-pak Visit the landing page to view other exclusive pre-orders at: http://bit.ly/BSR-AHBL

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  • Carolina Rebellion: Updated Band Performance Times Announced

    Updated band performance times have been announced for Carolina Rebellion, the Carolinas’ BIGGEST Weekend of Rock. Carolina Rebellion has grown to two full days in its third year and takes place May 4 & 5 at Rock City Campgrounds at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina, just outside of Charlotte. Carolina Rebellion 2013 features a lineup full of rock

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  • Insult To Injury Announces Summer Tours

    Pittsburgh Metalcore outfit Insult To Injury has announced that they will be hitting the road in June and July with plans to hit most of the US. The June tour, named “Touraholics,” will feature Burn False Idols and cover the east coast by beginning in Morgantown, WV June 12th, and ending in Canton, OH June 23rd. Insult To Injury will

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  • Children Of Bodom Release First New Album Track

    "Transference," the first new track from CHILDREN OF BODOM’s eighth studio album Halo Of Blood, is now available for purchase on iTunes: http://smarturl.it/COBiT. COB frontman, guitarist, and mastermind Alexi Laiho shares the following about the new song:  “’Transference’ has an evil vibe to it which I wish I knew how to explain because it still gives me chills. This is

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  • Melodic Rockers BREACHED New Music Video 'Control'

    Heavy melodic rockers BREACHED have released a new music video for the strip down acoustic version of their track 'Control', which is one of five unplugged tunes from their newly released acoustic EP 'Revolution Sessions'. The EP features four originals from their 2011 self titled EP along with a cover of Alice In Chains' 'No Excuses'. "Control is a song about being able to

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  • BLACK SABBATH Confirm Full North American Tour

    Following the overwhelming response to the initial announcement of just four tour dates, BLACK SABBATH have now confirmed a full 20-city North American trek.  Launching July 25 in Houston, TX, the tour will include shows in Philadelphia, Boston, Tinley Park (Chicago), San Francisco and other major markets, along with the previously announced stops in Holmdel, NJ (NY-area), Los Angeles, Seattle

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  • Kreator Announce Southern California Show

    In addition to their two recently announced shows in New York City, German thrash overlords KREATOR will be performing in southern California on Friday, November 15th at The Grove in Anaheim in support of their thirteenth studio album Phantom Antichrist.  Also on the bill are Overkill and Warbringer. Confirmed shows for the three-band bill are: 11/15/13  The Grove – Anaheim,

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  • Joe Satriani Announces US Tour - Starting August 29th in San Diego

    Joe Satriani is announcing a new U.S. tour, supporting his latest album Unstoppable Momentum. The tour is set to launch on August 29th in San Diego, CA before hitting Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Albuquerque, Denver, Texas and heading east to New York, Boston and Upper Darby, PA before winding up in late October back on the west coast with a

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  • Scorpion Child Announce Headlining Shows In May

    Having just wrapped up a North American tour opening up for Clutch, Austin’s acid rockers SCORPION CHILD will be playing seven headlining shows surrounding their festival appearances at Rock On The Range in Columbus, Ohio on May 18th and Rocklahoma 2013 in Oklahoma on May 26th. Dates are: 05/14  Three Links - Dallas, TX 05/15  Juanita's - Little Rock, AR

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  • THE FUZZ DRIVERS Release “The Poet and the Thief” Video

    The Poet and the Thief”, the new video from rockers THE FUZZ DRIVERS, can be seen below. The video is the second single from the band’s self‐titled debut album, released worldwide on January 31st and available for FREE download at www.thefuzzdrivers.com http://www.youtube.com/v/SKR3s-qmXe4 Currently riding a wave of rave reviews for their debut album, THE FUZZ DRIVERS recently decided to take a

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  • ORPHANED LAND reveals new album artwork and track-listing for 'All Is One'

    Israel's very own ORPHANED LAND will release their long awaited new album, All Is One, on June 24th in Europe and June 25th in North America via Century Media Records. Today the band has revealed the incredible cover artwork for their 6th full-length, which was created by the French artist Metastazis (PARADISE LOST, AS I LAY DYING, SONNE ADAM, WATAIN,

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  • EDENBRIDGE to Release "The Bonding" July 2nd in North America

    It's now more than a decade since EDENBRIDGE first created a stir with the launch of their debut Sunrise In Eden back in 2000. What presented itself as a young but already immensely talented band has evolved into one of the genre's most independent acts. Their latest album The Bonding sees the group from Austria underline their exceptional status in

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  • Heaven and Earth release 'Dig'

    Heaven & Earth (guitarist STUART SMITH, singer JOE RETTA, bassist CHUCK WRIGHT, drummer RICHIE ONORI, and keyboardist ED ROTH) have just released their highly anticipated new album 'DIG' on Quarto Valley Records. Fans can purchase the album on iTunes and Amazon. AOL Music recently premiered 'DIG' - which fuses elements of hard rock, blues, and bits of classical with bravado

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  • Chthonic To Release Seventh Studio Album, Bú-Tik, On June 3rd

    TAIWANESE METALLERS, Chthonic, have confirmed a June 3rd release for their seventh studio album, ‘Bú-Tik’, via Spinefarm Records. Recorded at Sweden’s Sweetspot Studio by producer Rickard Bengtson, who also worked on 2011’s ‘Takasago Army’, ‘Bú-Tik’ sees the band returning to the scene with their signature brand of symphonic ‘orient metal’, as they choose to define it; as usual, the musicians

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  • Michael Monroe To Release New Studio Album

    Vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, uber-energetic front-man & all-round rock ‘n’ roll legend, Michael Monroe, has confirmed the release of new studio album, ‘Horns And Halos’, for August 26th 2013 via Spinefarm Records; this is the follow-up to 2011’s critically-acclaimed ‘Sensory Overdrive’, winner of Classic Rock Magazine’s ‘Album Of The Year’ and a No. 1 record in MM’s Finnish homeland. Monroe’s touring & recording outfit – bassist Sami Yaffa (ex-Hanoi

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  • TERROR prepare for US tour with LAMB OF GOD

    TERROR recently celebrated the release of their fifth studio album Live By The Code. Debuting at #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart, #28 on the Billboard Independent chart, and making it into the Billboard Top Current Album Chart at #122, “Terror shows yet again why they have become known as one of the most consistent and highly regarded hardcore bands

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  • Attila Launch Pre-Orders for "About That Life"

    Atlanta's favorite party metallers Attila are launching the pre-orders for their new album About That Life today, 4/20, at 4:20PM via Merchnow. The date is no accident, either. 4/20 is like a national holiday for the band, which seeks good times, all of the time. Attila could think of no better way to celebrate the forthcoming release of About That Life

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  • CANDLELIGHT RED Set To Release ‘Reclamation’

    CANDLELIGHT RED (@CandlelightRed)--Ryan Hoke (lead vocals), Jeremy Edge (guitars), Jamie Morral (bass) and Brian Dugan (drums)--is ready to reclaim their place in the Active Rock community with the release of their highly anticipated second album, RECLAMATION, which is due out June 4 on Imagen Records.  The new album’s first single, “Feel The Same,” will be released to radio May 14. 

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  • Jordan Rudess Of DREAM THEATER Launches PledgeMusic Campaign Today

    JORDAN RUDESS, the keyboardist/Continuum-player/multi-instrumentalist for Grammy-nominated prog rock/metal icons Dream Theater, has teamed up with PledgeMusic to launch his next campaign starting today, April 22. Through PledgeMusic--a music company offering artists a new music model to take control of their work through their online, hands-on, direct-to-fan music platform--and the support of his fans, Jordan will release brand new music, technology

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  • Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival Band Lineup

    The fourth annual Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival will include a stellar lineup of multiplatinum superstars and breaking talent, featuring Alice In Chains, also with Jane’s Addiction. These seminal alternative rock bands will be joined by Coheed and Cambria and Circa Survive on the Rockstar Energy Main Stage. The Ernie Ball Festival Stage will host performances from Walking Papers (featuring Duff McKagan), Middle Class Rut, New Politics, Danko Jones, Chuck Shaffer Picture Show and the local

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  • “The Midwest Rock ‘N Roll Express” Tour Donates Proceeds To Victims Of The Boston Marathon Bombings

    At every stop along the “The Midwest Rock ‘N Roll Express” tour with STYX, REO Speedwagon and Ted Nugent, which kicked off in Grand Forks, ND last week at the Ralph Engelstad Arena, STYX’s Rock to the Rescue charity organization will be giving away a guitar signed by all three acts as part of a silent raffle.   75% of the

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  • Kreator Announce Two New York City Shows

    Returning to North America in support of their thirteenth studio album Phantom Antichrist, German thrash overlords KREATOR will be performing in New York City at Stage 48 with hometown thrashers Overkill on November 23rd & 24th. KREATOR frontman/guitarist Mille Petrozza shares the following about the scheduled sonic devastation: "We are more than excited to play with the strongest thrash metal

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  • IMMOLATION are Coming to Your Town w/ The Decibel Magazine Tour 2013

    After a bloody successful maiden voyage in 2012, Decibel Magazine is doubling down on veteran star power for their second annual national tour. This spring, the plague spreads as they bring you three living legends of death metal and grindcore: preeminent gore institution CANNIBAL CORPSE; rabble-rousing U.K. grind icons NAPALM DEATH, and NYDM stalwarts IMMOLATION. "I can't even articulate how excited we are to be part of this year’s Decibel

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  • BLACK SABBATH’s ‘13’ Exclusively Available For Pre-Order On The iTunes Store

    In advance of the much-anticipated release of BLACK SABBATH’s 13, the album is now available for pre-order on the iTunes Store.  Fans who pre-order either the standard or the deluxe edition, with three additional tracks,  will immediately receive a download of “God is Dead?” the album’s first single. On 13, the band that defined heavy metal picks up immediately where they

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  • Joe Satriani’s First Single/Video For “A Door Into Summer” Released

    Joe Satriani, the incomparable guitar aficionado, is readying for the release of his 14th studio album, Unstoppable Momentum, on May 7, 2013 through Epic Records, by releasing the first single, “A Door Into Summer,” at radio this week.  The video conceived as a musical journey of sorts, was actually shot as Satriani and his band made their way to the legendary Skywalker

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  • DEVOUR THE DAY Release New lyric video

    DEVOUR THE DAY (featuring former Egypt Central bassist Joey “Chicago” Walser and drummer Blake Allison) just released a new lyric video on their YouTube and Facebook pages, and thought you might like to post it on your website.  It’s for another track, “Handshakes To Fist Fights, from their debut TIME & PRESSURE album, which is due out May 7 on

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  • CODY BEEBE & THE CROOKS To Release New Full-Length Album 'OUT HERE' On Tuesday, May 7

    CODY BEEBE & THE CROOKS will release their new full-length album OUT HERE on Tuesday, May 7 independently. Meanwhile, the Seattle-based, self-proclaimed “road warriors” have unveiled a new music video for the first single “Hold The Line.” The song and video bring to light a recent hot-button social issue--gun control. The video is creating buzz online, having been viewed over 4,000

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  • ARSIS Video Shoot for "Scornstar" Completed

    Virginia-based melodic tech-death metal masters, ARSIS, recently wrapped up the music video shoot for the song “Scornstar” with director Scott Hansen (UNEARTH, CARNIFEX, AS BLOOD RUNS BLACK). "When you film a metal video, and the special effects artists are actually excited about the amount of carnage, you know you've done it correctly," commented Hansen. The song comes from the group’s

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  • RAIDING THE ROCK VAULT's Howard Leese To Be Inducted Into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

    RAIDING THE ROCK VAULT’s Howard Leese--guitarist for Heart between the years 1975 and 1997--will be inducted with the band into Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame And Museum today, April 18 as Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre. The 28th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will feature performances by four of this year’s inductees--Heart, Randy Newman, Public Enemy

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  • THE BLACK CROWES & TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND’S Summer Tour Of Outdoor Venues Beginning July 19

    As THE BLACK CROWES and TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND continue their own spring tours, they’re excited about their recently announced co-headlining summer tour of outdoor venues along with special guests The London Souls. It runs July 19 in Nashville, TN through August 15 in Rochester Hills, MI. “We've been fortunate to be able to tour with many great bands in our

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  • Paul Rodgers & Deborah Bonham Raise $180,000 For Animal Charities

    Paul Rodgers and Deborah Bonham's Annual Charity Concert is in its third year and to date has raised $180,000 for Animal Charities. 2013's concert raised an all-time high $83,160 that will be distributed to Willows Animal Sanctuary in Aberdeen, Scotland, Mount Noddy Animal Centre & The Cat and Rabbit Rescue Centre both near Chichester, England.  Rodgers shared, "Each year this event grows

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  • Sirens Releases Lyric Video for Newest Single "Drone"

    Sirens has unveiled the lyric video for their boundary pushing new single entitled “Drone” to the world. The single features technically-driven heavier sections complementing immaculate ambient soundscapes. Drummer/singer Zakk Huff had this to say on the single, "We are excited to present our fans with what we consider to be our heaviest, most demanding, and softest song yet. ‘Drone’ pushes

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  • WACKEN METAL BATTLE CANADA Unleashes FREE DOWNLOAD Compilation of Competing Bands

    Wacken Metal Battle Canada has unleashed a FREE DOWNLOAD compilation to promote some of the top Canadian metal talents competing in this year's largest metal contest for one true champion to represent the nation with the highest honor at this summer's 2013 edition of Wacken Open Air Festival in Germany. Promo Video - Wacken Metal Battle Canada -  http://youtu.be/gQcxqsxchkQ The FREE DOWNLOAD is available at

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  • Andy Midgley has joined I AM I

    We are delighted to announce that guitarist Andy Midgley has joined I AM I full time and has been tearing it up on the road with the band on their Skid Row tour. He fitted in seamlessly from the start and is now bringing a whole new dimension to the band's live show. Unfortunately, due to work and family commitments, Jake

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  • Rat Pak Records set to release Pamela Moore's "Resurrect Me"

    Known by millions as "Sister Mary" for her role in Queensryche's platinum selling "Operation Mindcrime", Pamela Moore’s “Resurrect Me” is a full length offering that combines the best elements of heavy metal music, both past and present. Featuring Jeff Loomis (Nevermore), Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear), Brooke Lizotte (Jennifer Hudson, Leona Lewis) , and popular Chicago based metal guitarist Michael Posch,

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  • KATAKLYSM Announce Temporary Drummer

    KATAKLYSM have recruited ex-NEURAXIS drummer Oli Beaudoin to record their new album Waiting for the End to Come and to play the band’s upcoming shows starting on June 30th in Costa Rica. “Oli  played with KATAKLYSM before on the 70,000 Tons of Metal Cruise last year and he did a phenomenal show,” commented guitarist J-F Dagenais. “He is extremely talented ,

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  • Musician’s Life Support Announce Teleseminar

    Musician’s Life Support, a Los Angeles-based  organization purposed with helping musicians facing physical and emotional obstacles preventing them from fully realizing and expressing their creative souls, has announced the first in an ongoing series of teleseminars designed to offer hope and encouragement as well as information and practical solutions for challenged musicians old and young. The one-hour teleseminar will take

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  • Marina (ex-Another Hero Dies) Nearing Completion on 'The Downpour'

    Before joining Another Hero Dies as their last vocalist before breaking up, Egor Erushin was the main driving force behind Prague’s post-hardcore outfit Marina. When Another Hero Dies started to fall apart, Egor had a choice as he explains, “After everyone in Another Hero Dies decided to go their own ways; I got offers from another bands, but I realized

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  • The Beautifully Demolished Release New Single

    HIGHVOLMUSIC is releasing in advance (today) the new single Beautifully Demolished by THE BEAUTIFULLY DEMOLISHED. The single can be listened to below . THE BEAUTIFULLY DEMOLISHED are set to make their debut east coast appearance at the Spring Stampede on April 27th at the House of Rock in White Marsh, MD. THE BEAUTIFULLY DEMOLISHED is a 101% kick-ass good time rock n’ roll band

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  • Spread The Metal Records Signs DEATHPOINT

    Halifax based Spread The Metal Records is proud to announce the signing of Hamilton, ON's melodic groove metal band Deathpoint for the release of their new album 'Sinister' set to be unleashed later this year. The band recently added vocalist Tom Emmans (Odium) to their line up. Matt Day of STM Records comments: "It seems like anyone can get a

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  • Philip Anselmo To Unleash Solo Project "Walk Through Exits Only" on July 16

    Philip Anselmo, legendary frontman of Pantera and Down, will release his career-first solo album, Walk Through Exits Only, on July 16 via his own Housecore Records (MRI/Megaforce).  Walk Through Exits Only will be available digitally, on CD and on vinyl. Produced by Philip Anselmo and Michael Thompson, and recorded over the past couple of years at his New Orleans studio, Nodferatu's Lair,

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  • Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival Announce Tour Dates

    The fourth annual Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival is set for shows across North America from August 9 through September 15, 2013. The touring rock music and lifestyle festival--which boasted total attendance of nearly 300,000 in 2012--will feature performances from multiplatinum superstars and breaking talent on the Rockstar Energy Drink Main Stage and the Ernie Ball Festival Stage. Look for

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  • Dean Markley USA Announces Online Contest with John 5

    Dean Markley announces an online contest with guitarist John 5. One winner will receive a John 5 Signature Telecaster. Ten additional winners will each receive a box of 10 sets of Dean Markley Strings. The contest is open worldwide and participants can enter by following this link. The contest runs through April 30, 2013. To enter for a chance to

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  • BLACK SABBATH Announce Four North American Tour Dates

    BLACK SABBATH have announced four summer shows in North America in support of the release of their new album, 13, due out June 11.  Tickets for the Live Nation-produced tour will go on sale Saturday, April 20 at LiveNation.com and Ticketmaster.com.  The dates include stops in Holmdel, NJ (NY-area), Los Angeles, Seattle and Toronto, ON.  Tickets for these shows go

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  • ICED EARTH releases new live video for "Anthem"

    ICED EARTH's first officially recorded DVD/Blu-Ray, Live In Ancient Kourion, will hit stores tomorrow, April 16, in North America! For this live release, the band recorded an epic 2.5 hour show in a 6,000 year old amphitheatre on the island of Cyprus. In celebration of tomorrow's release, ICED EARTH has uploaded the live video for the song "Anthem," which offers

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  • TESTAMENT: "Record Store Day" Meet & Greet at Rasputin Records in Bay Area

    To celebrate record store day and the release of the limited edition TESTAMENT 7" picture disc  featuring a cover of the SCORPIONS’ "Animal Magnetism" and a cover of IRON MAIDEN's “Powerslave", Chuck Billy, Eric Peterson and Greg Christian of TESTAMENT will be appearing at Rasputin Music in Berkeley, CA at 4pm on April 20th! Come on down and get your

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  • Rock Fuel Media Announces Releases Of DVDs by four iconic rock groups

    ROCK FUEL MEDIA is excited to announce the first releases in a new series of state-of-the-art DVDs by four iconic rock groups: Guns ‘N Roses, Korn, The Smashing Pumpkins (all available in 3D) and Jane’s Addiction. The first releases will be The Smashing Pumpkins and Jane’s Addiction.  Set to hit stores June 25, the live concert films show the bands

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  • EDEN'S CURSE Third Studio Video Diary Posted Online

    Multinational melodic metal band EDEN’S CURSE is in the studio working on its as-yet-untitled fourth album for a late summer release via AFM Records. The third in a series of video clips featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the new album recording sessions can be seen below: http://youtu.be/Z8ocwSXBj4U The 14-min video features German virtuoso guitarist Thorsten Koehne tracking his parts at COP Studio in Bielefeld, Germany. Among the fourteen songs selected for recording are “Evil & Divine“, “Break The

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  • Southbound Fearing Releases Music Video for “I Heard The River”

    Christian rockers Southbound Fearing have released the music video for their single “I Heard The River.” The video may be viewed HERE and is off the band’s sophomore effort entitled Bad Dreams And Melodies which was released on Red Cord Records back in October. The band begins their stint on Red’s Release The Panic tour tomorrow and will be on

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  • Get Involved! Premieres Demo “Scars Make The Man”

    With only days left in their Kickstarter campaign, newly formed rock fivesome Get Involved!, which features members from influential bands Thursday, From Autumn To Ashes, Glassjaw and Judge, has released a demo called “Scars Make The Man” today in effort to raise the final 1/3 of their Kickstarter goal to help fund their debut EP that will be recorded later

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  • RAVEN LORD start working with R-MINE PRODUCTIONS

    RAVEN LORD have announced to work on close collaboration with R-MINE PRODUCTIONS. The Belgium based booking agency is known for their many Summer festivals that they organise in Europe as well as tour planing for many bands. RAVEN LORD is already confirmed for the R-MINE METALFEST 2013 playing main stage Saturday 22nd June 2013. On later this year an EU/UK tour is in planning in early October 2013. Singer and bandleader CSABA ZVEKAN comments on

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  • RAIDING THE ROCK VAULT Announces New Time

    RAIDING THE ROCK VAULT loves its fans and is doing what it takes to make them happy. The hardest rocking show in Vegas will move into the 8 p.m. time slot at LVH – Las Vegas Hotel & Casino starting this week. The story of classic rock has also announced that it will offer package deals fit for rock stars

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  • PEARL JAM and NINE INCH NAILS headline VOODOO 2013 15th Anniversary Celebration

    This November, the VOODOO MUSIC + ARTS EXPERIENCE will celebrate its 15th anniversary November 1, 2 and 3 with a line-up led by headliners Pearl Jam and Nine Inch Nails. For Pearl Jam, this will be the band’s VOODOO debut and their first show in the city since 2010.  This performance will mark Nine Inch Nails’ fourth appearance at VOODOO. 

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  • JORN To Release New Album "Traveller" In June

    Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the release of a brand new – all original – studio album JORN "Traveller" on June 11th in North America and June 14th in Europe. Considered one of the greatest legends in rock, and by many as the best male rock singer of the millennium, Jorn Lande never seems to stop producing music, and

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  • BLACK SABBATH: ‘13’ Album Cover And Track Listing Revealed

    The album artwork and track listing for 13--the first new studio album in 35 years from the original BLACK SABBATH--have now been revealed.  In classic SABBATH fashion, the CD, due out June 11, comes in at nearly sixty minutes in just eight songs. For the recording of 13, BLACK SABBATH--OZZY OSBOURNE, TONY IOMMI and GEEZER BUTLER--were joined at the sessions

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  • ARSIS "Unwelcome" Lyric Video Now Online!

    Virginia-based melodic tech-death metal masters, ARSIS, have made a lyric video for the title-track to their new album available for viewing here http://youtu.be/lUVLLGvAW8w. The song comes from the group’s upcoming fifth full-length album entitled Unwelcome. Artwork was handled once again by longtime collaborator Mark Riddick. The follow up to their 2010 release Starve for the Devil, will be released on

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  • Rocklahoma Daily Performance Lineup Announced

    The daily performance lineup for Rocklahoma has been revealed and single day tickets will be available for purchase beginning Wednesday, April 17 at 10:00 AM CT at www.rocklahoma.com. Rocklahoma--proud to be presented by Bud Light--will celebrate its seventh year May 24, 25 and 26 with a stellar rock lineup including Guns N’ Roses, Alice In Chains, Korn and many more.

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  • Additional Details Announced For Todd Rundgren's Toddstock II v6.5

    Additional details have been announced for Toddstock II v6.5, a June 17-22 celebration of the 65th birthday of renowned multi-faceted artist Todd Rundgren. Family, friends and fans will join Todd Rundgren at Toddstock II v6.5, held at the historic Nottoway Plantation & Resort in White Castle , Louisiana. Toddstock II v6.5 will culminate with an exclusive Todd Rundgren performance for

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  • CRITICAL SOLUTION Release "Wallace Green" Lyric Video

    The Norwegian Thrashers from CRITICAL SOLUTION have released today the single from their upcoming album. The single "Wallace Green" can be listened to below: http://youtu.be/xJpOQRidxdw CRITICAL SOLUTION's debut CD is titled "EVIL NEVER DIES" and the release date has been set for May 16, 2013 ! This debut full-length is a concept album and tells the story of Wallace Green: Wallace and his

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  • Voodoo Six Set To Release "Songs To Invade Countries To" May 27th

    British modern hard rockers Voodoo Six are now set to release new studio album, 'Songs To Invade Countries To', having penned a worldwide deal with Spinefarm Records. This much-anticipated release will be available from May 27th, coinciding with the first date of V6’s European tour with UK metal legends Iron Maiden. The tour will include major festival appearances, including Download Festival, Graspop,

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  • Pierce The Veil Kick Off Co-Headlining “Spring Fever Tour”

    PIERCE THE VEIL, will kick off their U.S. co-headline tour with All Time Low today in Tulsa, OK.  One of the most anticipated excursions of the season, the “Spring Fever Tour” will feature support acts Mayday Parade and You Me At Six and circle the country ending in San Francisco on May 12th.  Only a handful of tickets are left

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  • En Route To Heavy MTL: Round 5

    Following the success of the inaugural edition in 2012, Dungeon Works Productions and Evenko are proud to present En Route to Heavy MTL 2013 and the selected twenty bands that will be participating from the months of January to June to win one of two opening slots at this year’s 2013 HVY MTL. Battle 5 of the BOTB will take place on Thursday, May 2nd at Les Katacombes

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  • Killswitch Engage, As I Lay Dying, Miss May I and Affiance Announce US Tour

    Cleveland's AFFIANCE will tour the US with Killswitch Engage, As I Lay Dying, and Miss May I from May 30 to July 8! This will be the first time Affiance has hit most of these cities since their new album "The Campaign" was released. All dates below! The new Affiance album "The Campaign" has had a successful first few weeks! Some great

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  • Torpedohead release new video "Red City Lights"

    Germany's rockers "Torpedohead" have released a brand new video for "Red City Lights", the second promo single of the band's successful album "Greetings From Heartbreak Key". The harmonica-flavored  “Red City Lights” is a stripped down country-folk acoustic tune that spotlights a different side of Torpedohead. The track was recorded live at home in the kitchen with no overdubs. The Video

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  • CEREMONIAL OATH to digitally release deluxe re-issue of 'The Book Of Truth' on April 16th

    Sweden's pioneers of twisted melodic death metal - will release their legendary debut album, The Book Of Truth, as a digital download in North America on April 16th via Century Media Records. Besides the album tracks found on The Book Of Truth, this download will also include all tracks from the super rare demos, Wake The Dead and Black Sermon

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  • THE SECRET STATE Releases Behind-The-Scenes Video For “Fight Or Flight;”

    In advance of their unprecedented video for the song “Fight Or Flight,” THE SECRET STATE--Dan Martiniano (Lead Vocals, Piano), Josh Jones (Guitar, Vocals), Hunter Schafer (Bass, Backup Vocals), Danny Espinosa (Digital Performer) and Mike Marx-Gibbons (Drums, Violin)--have released a behind-the-scenes teaser clip that can now be viewed here: http://youtu.be/zUYymeLTndM. The official music video was shot at Fort Irwin in California

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  • ASHES OF ARES Sign to Nuclear Blast Records

    Nuclear Blast is very excited to announce the signing of ASHES OF ARES - the new group featuring Matt Barlow (ex-ICED EARTH), Van Williams (ex-NEVERMORE) and Freddie Vidales (ex-ICED EARTH). ASHES OF ARES is a band which represents the culmination of experiences, and trials and tribulations of founding members Matt Barlow, Van Williams and Freddie Vidales. Within months of their

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  • ICED EARTH premieres live video for "Stormrider" from 'Live In Ancient Kourion'

    ICED EARTH's first officially recorded DVD/Blu-Ray, Live In Ancient Kourion, will hit stores April 16 in North America (and April 15 in Europe)! For this live release, the band recorded an epic 2.5 hour show in a 6,000 year old amphitheatre with an incredible, unique atmosphere. To give fans a preview of this must-have DVD, ICED EARTH has now teamed

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  • Nations Afire Joins Hardline Entertainment

    Hermosa Beach independent label Hardline Entertainment is proud to announce the signing of Southern California rock band Nations Afire.  The band will release their new full-length album, The Ghosts We Will Become, later this summer, but fans can check out the explosive video for the record’s title track now below. http://youtu.be/HZbKuazDDPg Nations Afire is a four-piece rock band that features

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  • No Trigger Announces Spring Tour Dates

    Worcester’s punk/hardcore band No Trigger has announce a handful of North American tour dates, which carries the band from Montreal on May 17th to New York City on May 26th.  The band is currently touring in support of their sophomore, full-length album, Tycoon, which is available now from No Sleep Records. No Trigger got their start in 2000 with a

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  • Streaming Apparitions’ Debut Album Kiss Me Sleeping, Album Out Today

    Apparitions, who was formerly named This Twilight City, have streaming Apparitions’ Andrew Baylis (Camisado, For The Broken, Honour Crest, Provoke Destroy) produced Kiss Me Sleeping. The album, which is released today, may be streamed HERE and purchased in stores and online now. The hotly anticipated and critically acclaimed album features thirteen tracks that Brandon Spearman describes as, “Pop-metal, but in

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  • ONE NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Becomes Highest Grossing Production For The Pasadena Playhouse

    The Pasadena Playhouse (Sheldon Epps, Artistic Director and Elizabeth Doran, Executive Director) in association with Todd Gershwin and Daniel Chilewich of One Night Productions, LLC, the Estate of Janis Joplin and Jeff Jampol of JAM, Inc. announced that in less than four weeks into its engagement, ONE NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN has officially become the highest-grossing production in the history

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  • ROCK ON THE RANGE Announce Daily Band Lineup

    The daily band lineup for the seventh annual Rock On The Range has been announced. America’s premier destination rock festival--Friday, May 17 through Sunday, May 19 at Columbus Crew Stadium in Ohio--will feature performances from some of rock’s biggest names, including: Alice In Chains, Soundgarden, Smashing Pumpkins, Korn (reunited with founding guitarist Brian “Head” Welch”), Cheap Trick, Bush, Stone Sour

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  • Chesty Malone and the Slice ‘em Ups To Release 'Destroys All Humans' This Summer

    NYC female fronted brutal punk thrashers Chesty Malone and the Slice ‘em Ups have a new 7” single “Destroy All Humans” coming out this Summer! With their sound described in the infamous NY Waste Magazine as “Motorhead versus Sabbath to see who gets to go drinkin' with the grim reaper” this much anticipated follow up to their “Torture Rock” album

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  • TERROR Release 'Live By The Code'

    TERROR have released their forthcoming studio album, Live By The Code  Today (April 9th).  Mixed by Matt Hyde (Hatebreed, Slayer) and produced by Chad Gilbert ( New Found Glory, Shai Hulud, H20, A Day To Remember), Live By The Code is the “dirtiest, rawest and most hardcore” record that TERROR has ever done. Click here to purchase Live By the

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  • This City Awaits to Release 'Said The Liar' April 23rd

    Dallas’s Christian rock outfit This City Awaits will see the release of their sophomore album, their first on Red Cord Records/Bridgeway Entertainment, entitled Said The Liar on April 23rd. The three piece – featuring only guitar, drum, and bass – sets out to create a simple, straightforward rock sound, in which they succeeded with on the ten track Said The

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  • Children Of Bodom Announce Rockstar Mayhem Off-Dates

    Touring North America this summer to support their eighth studio album Halo Of Blood – due out in the U.S. & Canada on June 11th - world renowned Finnish heavy metal band CHILDREN OF BODOM (COB) have announced the following six off-date shows during their stint on the upcoming 2013 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival: 07/09/13  Intersection - Grand Rapids,

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  • KATAKLYSM Drummer Forced to Take a Break

    Max Duhamel, drummer of the Montreal based death metal powerhouse, KATAKLYSM, is forced to take a break. He also won’t be performing on the new KATAKLYSM album. Max has released the following official statement: "Hello everyone, it is with an a extremely heavy heart that I announce today that I will not be performing on the new KATAKLYSM album. I

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  • HYPOCRISY and ARSIS are coming to LOS ANGELES

    Swedish death metal legends HYPOCRISY, will return to North America once again this May for a headlining tour in support of their upcoming album, End Of Disclosure! Joining them are Brazilian brothers in death KRISIUN, Belgian gore-grinders ABORTED, and technical-melodic-death-masters ARSIS! AUTUMN’S END and STARKILL will also support them on their metal crusade across the continent on select shows. “Hi

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  • THE BLACK CROWES & TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND Announce Tour Beginning July 19

    THE BLACK CROWES and TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND have announced a co-headlining tour, with special guests The London Souls, running July 19 in Nashville, TN through August 15 in Rochester Hills, MI.  Tickets go on sale Friday, April 12 at 10:00AM local (except for Nashville, which goes on sale Friday, April 26). THE BLACK CROWES have sold over 35 million albums

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  • AMORPHIS Post "Enchanted By The Moon" Lyric Video

    Finnish masters of melancholic dark metal, AMORPHIS, have released the third single off the band's upcoming album Circle. Check out the official “Enchanted By The Moon” lyric video below: http://youtu.be/Q3Tdeg_IHGU Circle can now also be pre-ordered with or without an exclusive shirt design while supplies last from the following location  http://goo.gl/AZZUd Circle is set to be released on April 19,

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  • Take home Nikki's Schecter Sixx!

    As Motley Crue prepares to take Canada by storm, Nikki is giving you the chance to get your hands on a one-of-a-kind piece of memorabilia and a story to make any rock fan jealous!  Imagine going to see Motley Crue and taking home the Schecter Sixx that Nikki used on stage to play "Kickstart My Heart" during the show, signed

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  • Motivational (ex-Wealth in Water) Release First Single “Retriever”

    North Carolina’s Motivational – the three remaining members of Wealth In Water Robby Ziccardi, Andrew Kinnecom, and Jonathan Schwartz along with new additions Adrian LaFera and Sean McNaught – has released their first single as the band. The single, entitled “Retriever,” may be streamed HERE. The band has also successfully completed their first tour with Every Minute Can Kill. On

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  • Throw The Fight hit Billboard Charts

    Throw The Fight's newest record "The Vault" (March 19) has hit Billboard! The record is #137 Top New Artist and #45 Alternative New Artist.  The band will be celebrating by hitting the road for two weeks with Three Years Hollow, a week with Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, and more dates and festivals to be announced.  ALL dates below! Speaking on the new record "The

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  • STARKILL premieres new video, "New Infernal Rebirth,"

    Chicagoland-based STARKILL has launched a new video for the song "New Infernal Rebirth". The shoot captures the band's epic performance showcasing the musical prowess of this melodic death metal band. The track is taken from the band's upcoming full-length effort, Fires of Life, which is due out April 30th in North America and May 13th in Europe via Century Media

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  • Southbound Fearing to Tour on Red’s Release The Panic Tour

    Christian rockers Southbound Fearing, who released their sophomore effort entitled Bad Dreams And Melodies on Red Cord Records back in October, have been announced as one of two supporting acts on Red’s Release The Panic tour. The tour lasts for three weeks and also features We As Human. In the last year Southbound Fearing has played almost 200 dates, including

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  • WARBRINGER announces South American dates

    This year WARBRINGER has been working on new material but will take a break this weekend for their first trip to South America . "It's a tremendous feeling to have heavy metal fans in South America continuously ask us to perform in their home countries, let alone have promoters willing to invest in us to finally make this happen," states

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  • Cusses Embark On Headlining Spring U.S. Tour

    Savannah’s enigmatic rock band, CUSSES, are kicking off a U.S. headlining tour next week in support of their debut, self-titled release from HA! Records.  The tour will start on April 8th in Los Angeles at Los Globos and wrap on May 4th in Knoxville at the Preservation Pub. The trio - Angel Bond (vocals), Brian Lackey (drums) and Bryan Harder

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  • POWERWORLD to Release Cybersteria This June in North America

    What was considered as Orwellian fiction back in 1984 has become reality in 2013 - the surveillance society. In times of Facebook and Skype, true privacy seems to exist only where exposure through the media is consistently rejected. "There's almost a kind of hysteria when it comes to the Internet and digital pseudo-realities," POWERWORLD mastermind Ilker Ersin explains the background

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  • BULLET Release "Rolling Home" Music Video

    Swedish heavy metal band BULLET have posted a music video for the track “Rolling Home” below.  The song comes off their latest album Full Pull, which was released on September 25th, 2012 in North America via Nuclear Blast Records. The album was recorded at Gutterview Recorders in Solna/Stockholm Sweden, along with producers/engineers Nicke Andersson (Hellacopters, Entombed) and Fred Estby (Dismember). http://youtu.be/IROr0PkAkLg

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  • Children Of Bodom Post New Album Trailer

    In a 3-minute video now available on YouTube, CHILDREN OF BODOM keyboard player Janne Warman & bassist Henkka Seppälä discuss the songwriting process, the recording process, and the Sam Saramäki-created album artwork for the band’s eighth studio album Halo Of Blood, due out on June 11th in North America.  View the video – which includes behind-the-scenes studio footage - here:

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  • Soilwork To Play The Whisky This Saturday 4/6

    Join SOILWORK as they debut new tracks from their 9th studio release & Billboard Top 200 Album (#60) The Living Infinite this Saturday at The Whisky in Hollywood! The Living Infinite, the ninth studio & first dual-disc album by Swedish melodic metal band SOILWORK, has debuted at #60 on the American Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, #11 on the Independent Albums chart, and #2 on the Hard Music chart with 7,854 copies sold the first

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  • Sevendust’s ‘Black Out The Sun’ Debuts At #1 On Billboard’s “Top Hard Music Albums” Chart

    The fans have spoken and as a result, SEVENDUST has scored their first-ever #1 on the Billboard charts, taking over the “Top Hard Music Albums” chart next week.  BLACK OUT THE SUN—released March 26 on the band’s own 7Bros. Records in conjunction with ADA Label Services--is the Atlanta band’s best-selling album in its first week since 2007's ALPHA. Elsewhere in Billboard,

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  • Buckcherry Confirm Additional Headlining Tour Dates & Festival Appearances

    Buckcherry have confirmed additional tour dates in support of their recently-released Confessions CD (Century Media Records) which debuted at #20 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. After wrapping up the second leg of Kid Rock’s “Rebel Soul” tour on April 6, Buckcherry will head overseas for shows in Australia and Japan. The multi-platinum Los Angeles rock band--Josh Todd (vocals),

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  • Captain Beyond Live In Texas 1973 Rarity Drops May 7

    Purple Pyramid (a subsidiary of Cleopatra Records) will release a rare album from one of the original American prog outfits, Captain Beyond. LIVE IN TEXAS – OCTOBER 6, 1973 drops on CD and vinyl on May 7. One of the earliest “supergroups,” Captain Beyond was formed in 1971 and fronted by vocalist Rod Evans, who sang in “Hush”-era Deep Purple.

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  • ARSIS Release Another New Song for Streaming and Download

    Virginia-based melodic tech-death metal masters ARSIS and Decibel Magazine have made a brand new track available for streaming below. “Unwelcome” is the title-track from the group’s upcoming fifth full-length album. Artwork was handled once again by longtime collaborator Mark Riddick. The follow up to their 2010 release Starve for the Devil, will be released on April 30, 2013 in North

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  • KATAKLYSM New Album Title Announced

    Montreal based death metal powerhouse, KATAKLYSM, have been quietly working on new material for the past several months for their long awaited follow-up to the highly successful Heaven's Venom album. Heaven’s Venom was released on August 24th 2010 in North America and debuted at #196 on the Billboard Top Current Albums chart, making it the band’s highest charting album and their

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  • No Sleep Records Signs Baltimore’s In Between

    Huntington Beach indie label No Sleep Records is proud to welcome Baltimore based rock band In Between to the label’s burgeoning, diverse roster.  The quintet has written and recorded new music, which is expected out later this year. Formed in 2011, In Between released their debut EP, So Steady, on local Baltimore indie labels Toxic Pop Records/PhotoBooth Records in 2012.

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  • AMORPHIS Release "Shades of Gray" Lyric Video

    Finnish masters of melancholic dark metal, AMORPHIS, have released the second single off the band's upcoming album Circle. Check out the official “Shades Of Gray” lyric video below http://youtu.be/Zt9_xAiYQJ8 Circle can now also be pre-ordered with or without an exclusive shirt design while supplies last from the following location  http://goo.gl/AZZUd Circle is set to be released on April 19, 2013

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  • NEW WEST RECORDS Partners With Alternative Distribution Alliance

    Los Angeles-based independent record label New West Records, home to a renowned roster of indie rock and alternative country artists, today announced its growing partnership with Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA), the independent music distribution arm of Warner Music Group. ADA will now provide exclusive digital and physical distribution services in the US for all releases from the label’s roster of

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  • WACKEN METAL BATTLE CANADA Announces Band Line Up

    The world's most prestigious metal festival, Wacken Open Air, known for its elite line up of the globe's best metal bands is bringing the largest metal contest on the planet Wacken Metal Battle to Canada. Recruiting 37 independent Canadian bands after hundreds of submissions to compete, Wacken Metal Battle Canada will select one true champion to represent the nation with highest honour at this summer's 2013

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  • Burning Rain Release new video for “My Lust Your Fate”

    Fans of bluesy hard rock and killer riffs can click here to check out the exclusive worldwide premiere of the sexy new video for Burning Rain’s track “My Lust Your Fate” on Noisecreep. The single is taken from the forthcoming album, EPIC OBSESSION, which will be released on May 17th in Europe and May 21st in North America via Frontiers

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  • Jungle Rot Premiere “Terror Regime” Music Video

    Midwest metal outfit JUNGLE ROT premiere new music video for “Terror Regime”, the title track from their new album. http://youtu.be/cAEf33fN9LY Beginning this Thursday, April 4th in Long Island, New York, JUNGLE ROT will tour alongside SUFFOCATION and EXHUMED on the Despise The World tour. They will smash through over twenty cities, performing favorites, including songs from Terror Regime. Click here for a full listing of tour dates and prepare for one

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  • SUNSET STRIP BUSINESS ASSOCIATION Gives Back To Community

    THE SUNSET STRIP BUSINESS ASSOCIATION (SSBA) continues its goal of building and supporting community efforts with the announcement that the organization has raised more than $145,300 to support local charities since August 2011. Beneficiaries include local organizations that support music education in schools; provide services and programs for homeless youth in Los Angeles; and organizations that provide drug and alcohol

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  • Win 1 Of 20 Meshuggah Ep Vinyl Test Pressings From Scion Av

    This is no joke, people.  The good-hearted peeps at SCION AV are giving away the only 20 vinyl test pressings in existence of the MESHUGGAH Pitch Black EP they recently put out.  We’re talkin’ über MESHUGGAH collectible, here.  Five test pressings a week will be given away over the next four weeks with everything ending on April 29th.  But wait... there's

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  • LOU GRAMM's 'Juke Box Hero: My Five Decades In Rock 'N' Roll' Due Out May 1

    Accomplished musician, lead singer and songwriter of the iconic band Foreigner, LOU GRAMM is ready to tell his story. In JUKE BOX HERO: MY FIVE DECADES IN ROCK ‘N’ ROLL, due out May 1 from Triumph Books, GRAMM details his rise from humble, working-class roots in Rochester, N.Y. to become one of rock ‘n’ roll’s most distinctive and popular voices.  Working

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  • As They Burn Premiere “F.R.E.A.K.S.” Music Video

    AS THEY BURN premiere a new music video for the track “F.R.E.A.K.S.”, from their recent release Will, Love, Life.  Kevin Trevor delivers an in-your-face performance alongside label-mate and EMMURE frontman Frankie Palmeri and Aaron Matts from BETRAYING THE MARTYR’s. http://youtu.be/hZjD3kUwEW0 AS THEY BURN recently completed a successful run on Bonecrusher Fest, canvassing through twenty-six cities in support of Will, Love, Life.

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Product Press Releases

  • GJ2 Guitars by Grover Jackson Grows

    Orange County-based guitar maker GJ2 Guitars has expanded its headquarters to meet increased demand by adding a fourth unit, bringing its total space to over 10,000 square feet. GJ2 added space to its current paint facility building—which now includes assembly, quality control, packing and shipping— to accommodate the need for greater production capacity. CEO Jon Gold explains the reason GJ2

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  • Fargen Amplification Introduces the Third and Final John Lennon Guitar Amplifier

    Fargen Amplification has introduced the third and final guitar amplifier model to complete its line of amps that pays homage to John Lennon.   The Imagine series amplifier is boutique luxury at its best with only 51 pieces to be made. The Imagine series amp is available in limited edition, and combines the finest woods, materials and components with a three-way

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  • IK Multimedia adds Audiobus support to SampleTank for iPhone and iPad

    IK Multimedia announced today that the new SampleTank® version 1.5, the leading sound workstation app for iPhone and iPad, is now Audiobus compatible. This new feature gives mobile musicians the ability to link the output from SampleTank into the input of their favorite music and recording apps, compatible with Audiobus, for an unmatched level of creative flexibility and pristine digital

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  • Hal Leonard Publishes Mastering Auto-Tune

    From bedroom studios to the stages at Coachella, Auto-Tune pitch correction has become an integral part of music production and performance. Mastering Auto-Tune provides users of all levels a handy, comprehensive guide to getting the most out of this key music production technology, from the ubiquitous Auto-Tune effect heard on countless hit singles to the discrete pitch correction applied to

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  • IK Multimedia updates iRig Recorder FREE for Android

    IK Multimedia effects and processors has released new versions of their popular iRig Recorder for Android on the Google Play Store. The new versions feature an easier-to-navigate intuitive interface and also allow users to monitor the incoming sound so that they can hear what's being recorded. iRig Recorder for Android is available in two versions; a FREE version that allows users

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  • Hal Leonard Publishes the 2nd Edition of The Business of Audio Engineering

    Whether you're an independent studio engineer, a live sound operator, a broadcast technician, a postproduction specialist, or a student diving headfirst into the real world, the second edition of The Business of Audio Engineering is written just for you. The author shares modern-day approaches that will dramatically increase your chances for success in the audio business. This book teaches you

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  • AIR Music Technology Licenses iZotope Radius for Inclusion in Ignite

    iZotope has licensed Radius to AIR Music Technology for inclusion in Ignite. Ignite, a desktop recording and creative software solution, is for musicians looking to capture ideas quickly and easily with M-Audio, Akai Pro and Alesis MIDI keyboard controllers. Radius, a time-stretching and pitch-shifting algorithm, will provide Ignite users with even more control over their creative workflow. "When we were

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  • YRG at MusikMesse 2013

    You Rock Guitar are introducing a few new products at the Hyperactive booth at MusikMesse 2013. We will have performance and product demos throughout the day through Saturday evening. Inspired Instruments, Inc., brought the You Rock Guitar, the YRG-1000 digital MIDI guitar to the market in mid 2010 with much acclaim. The first affordable no latency digital MIDI guitar on the market.

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