Screamer Magazine November 2014
Featuring: . Also Included Black Veil Brides, Hellion, Society 1, The Gaslight Anthem and Much More.

Articles in the November 2014 Issue

Interviews

  • BLACK VEIL BRIDES – Wearing Their Crown of Thorns

    Just because it is 2014 doesn’t mean that hook-laden and well-crafted infectious hard rock is no longer applicable.  If nothing else, 2014 means that the universe of rock music is more versatile and healthy than it has ever been.  New bands are being formed all the time and take on their respective influences shaping songs with a new edge and

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  • HELLION - Hell Hath No Fury

    Hellion, originally formed in 1982, is no stranger to the heavy metal scene. After a decade of silence, the roar of Hellion is back and stronger than ever. Founding member/vocalist Ann Boleyn reformed Hellion with a new lineup in late 2013.  In April 2014 the band released a two CD anthology, To Hellion and Back.  Now Hellion is on tour

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  • SOCIETY 1 - Their Hellish Resurrection

    Los Angeles based metal band Society 1 has always been strange and unusual. While that may not seem that unheard of for a metal band, Society 1 has always managed to take it to that next level.  LA Weekly once described the band’s lead singer Matt “the Lord” Zane as an embodiment of "Morrisonesque shamanics and Satanic self-determination." Founded in

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Reviews

  • CAVALERA CONSPIRACY – Pandemonium

    If you’ve survived the previous two studio albums called Inflikted (2008) and Blunt Force Trauma (2011) by the Brazilian brothers Cavalera, then maybe you’ve had sufficient bludgeoning of the senses?  If you’re a masochist with a rabid appreciation of the aggressive arts of music composition then perhaps you’re eagerly awaiting Pandemonium with bated breath? Max and Iggor both deliver a non-stop barrage

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  • THE EMPTY HEARTS - The Empty Hearts

    Recapturing the 60's and 70's sound with rockin’ riffs and that ‘garage band’ feel, The Empty Hearts (a name coined by Little Steven from his secret list of unused band names), have just released a disc filled with groovy licks reminiscent of the Troggs, The Searchers, The Beatles, Iggy Pop and the Stooges, Shadows of Knight, and The Grass Roots. 

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  • Celebrating Jon Lord: The Rock Legend

    On September 20, 2014 earMusic and Eagle Rock Entertainment released Celebrating Jon Lord on CD, 2 CD and via digital formats. This tribute to the late great keyboardist Jon Lord of Deep Purple ( who passed away in 2012) was recorded on April 4, 2014 at the Royal Albert Hall. In addition to be night full of amazing music, the

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  • THE TREATMENT - Running With the Dogs

    English hard rock band The Treatment releases their second CD Running With the Dogs in North America on November 4, 2014 on Spinefarm Records. Spinefarm Records seems to have an affinity for young, international, straight up rock bands, as we'd call The Treatment. Spinefarm also represents the young Finnish hard-rockers Santa Cruz, who we interviewed earlier this year. You can see their

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  • ...AND YOU WILL KNOW US BY THE TRAIL OF DEAD – IX

    Suitably titled as it is indeed the progressive rocking quartet’s 9th studio album, they continue to make in-roads to discovering their epitome.  The opening two tracks inform immediately as to their intent as both The Doomsday Book and Jaded Apostles providing driving rhythms to almost psychedelic vocal melodies and presentations. They’ve never really been the sort of band to have

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  • SUPERFECTA – Primal Instinct

    It is highly plausible that you may be unfamiliar with this London-based rock band.  They unveiled their debut self-titled extended player to a muted positive critique and since then have been working hard on playing shows and assembling the material for this debut full-length album. For fans of classy emotive rock music which maintains one foot in the grunge scene

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  • HELLDORADOS – Lessons In Decay

    During the 90s a Finnish rock n’ roll band called Hybrid Children hinted at great potential with their L.A. Guns musical leanings and a slight hint of European accents throughout the vocals.  If you have a spare moment check out an album called Honeymoon in Babylon for proof of such potential.  This case applies to the sophomore album by these

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  • SEAN DANIELSEN - Food Chain

    Sean Danielsen, the frontman for hard rock band Smile Empty Soul, has always been known for his powerful vocals. As the “face” of Smile Empty Soul, he's no doubt one of the most charismatic members. People pay attention when he sings as you can tell he sings from his heart. Separate from Smile Empty Soul, Danielsen is releasing his second

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  • AMARANTHE – Massive Addictive

    The Swedish have always had melody up their proverbial sleeves, but it’s in the execution where they pull away from their competitors.  Backyard Babies embrace melody but soak it in a style of sleazy rock with attitude so it’s not overly obvious; H.e.a.t smother their melodies in muscular arena-pleasing rock music and Sabaton champion power metal with plenty of the

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  • CRAZY LIXX – Crazy Lixx

    Readers of Screamer Magazine have great taste in music and that is obvious for all concerned.  The styles of music you read about in one of the best online magazines from this globe you inhabit often possess magical qualities which encompass all manner of sensibilities.  Most of you perhaps fancy your classic styles of rock music like Guns N’Roses, Metallica,

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  • LIV KRISTINE – Vervain

    To a backdrop of Norwegian beauty roamed a little girl known as Liv Kristine Espenæs Krull, and as the years went by she grew up to be a very prolific female front woman who not only tackled vocal duties for Leaves’ Eyes and Theatre of Tragedy, but also ventured into solo singing territories.  These days and nights we know her simply

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  • Prog Rock FAQ by Will Romano

    Fans of prog (progressive) rock are already well acquainted with the stories of the most popular bands within the genre. They know all the current and former members, the instruments and equipment used, the stories behind the making of the albums. And there are have been books and documentaries featuring the all-stars of the field. Now there is a book

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  • HELLION - Karma's A Bitch

    The recent release of Karma’s a Bitch marked the return of the female-fronted Hellion after a decade-long hiatus. Reminiscent of heavy metal from the 70’s and 80’s, this five track mini-LP features inspired performances and catchy metal anthems.  Ann Boleyn’s vocals carry the same strength, quality, and roar of condemnation demonstrated in Hellion’s earlier albums. The impressive talent of each

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  • THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM - At Buckhead Theater, Atlanta GA

    With a soulful yet electric live performance, The Gaslight Anthem took Atlanta by storm with the help of opening acts Against Me! and Twopointeight at the Buckhead Theater on Tuesday October 7th, 2014.   The evening started with Stockholm’s Twopointeight igniting the small yet enthusiastic crowd with their own brand of unadulterated rock n’ roll.  Though relatively unknown in the States,

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Press Releases

  • FUNGONEWRONG Joins Psychostick On U.S. Tour Starting October 31st - 2nd Single “Dropping Like Flies”November 4th

    Second single “DROPPING LIKE FLIES” hits the airwaves and the world digitally November 4th on all major digital outlets – Coming off the end of s huge success with the first single “CRY ME A RIVER,” FUNGONEWRONG is hits the road with Psychostick on a Fall run across the U.S. The North American tour is set to open October 31st

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  • GWAR Slaughters Another 80's Anthem for The A.V. Club

    For the third year in a row, your Lords and Masters GWAR return to The A.V. Club to take part in the A.V. Undercover Series. The A.V. Undercover Series features artists covering other artists' music. GWAR's first offering tackled the Kansas classic, "Carry on Wayward Son" - which was voted favorite performance of the year, to no surprise of GWAR.

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  • SISTER SIN Unleash Black Lotus and music video for "Chaos Royale"

    The heavy metal album of the year has arrived! Black Lotus, the highly-anticipated new album from Sweden’s SISTER SIN is in stores today! Accompanying the full length release, the powerful music video for the first single “Chaos Royale” is being shown exclusively on Loudwire.com. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8Y_H-tV3EM Black Lotus is the follow-up to 2012’s Now & Forever, and delivers SISTER SIN’s patented

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  • Courage My Love's The Lost Causes U.S. Tour Starts Nov 7

    Juno Award nominated Canadian alternative rock trio Courage My Love will kick off their first ever headline U.S. Tour on November 7 in New York City. The Lost Causes Tour will makes it away across the country and back, eventually winding down in Providence, RI on December 20. VIP ticket packages for all shows are available now on the band's

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  • Atreyu Announce Final Show of 2014

    Fresh off their main stage appearance at this weekend's KNOTFEST in Southern California, which was preceded by an equally anticipated appearance at Aftershock and an off-the-hook warm-up show at the Chain Reaction in Anaheim in their native Orange County, which sold out in under 30 minutes, Atreyu will play a headlining hometown show at The Observatory in Santa Ana, California.

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  • Help Sought For Agent Steel / Redemption Guitarist Bernie Versailles

    On the morning of October 5th, 2014, AGENT STEEL / ENGINE / REDEMPTION and MASTERS OF METAL guitarist Bernie Versailles suffered a brain aneurysm and was rushed to an emergency room in Southern California for an operation. While many know him as a talented guitarist, songwriter, and recording engineer, Bernie is also a loving friend, son, brother, and parent –

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  • Volbeat Announced Spring, 2015 Tour with Anthrax

    Volbeat has announced a Spring, 2015 tour with Anthrax serving as direct support and Crobot opening the show. A pre-sale goes live on October 29 at 10AM local time in all markets, and can be accessed via the band's web site www.volbeat.dk. On Halloween, general on-sale begins at 10AM in all markets excluding Grand Forks (9AM) and both Oshawa and

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  • The Empty Hearts--Featuring Eliott Easton, Clem Burke, Wally Palmar & Andy Babiuk - OC & LA Dates

    The Empty Hearts, the band featuring members of The Cars, Blondie, The Romantics and The Chesterfield Kings, have announced a slew of tour dates in October on the east coast and in Japan (see dates below). The band features Elliot Easton on lead guitar, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Clem Burke on drums , Wally Palmar on vocals,

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  • Crowbar Debuts New Music Video, More Tour Dates

    Sludge mavens CROWBAR have debuted an all new music video today exclusively through NOISEY MUSIC for their latest single, "Symmetry in White." Directed by Mike Holderbeast of Cement Level Studios (GOATWHORE, HIGH ON FIRE, EYEHATEGOD), this is the second video Holderbeast has done for the band having directed their last video for "Walk With Knowledge Wisely." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwnpAM-FE3g#t=26 CROWBAR has also

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  • Kontrust Release Album Preview Clip

    Here is a tasty album preview clip from the Austrian Crossover sensation KONTRUST.  Their unique sound brings the muscles to twitch and the nerve pathways to explode. As the main course, the juicy, new album EXPLOSITIVE, will be served on November 10th in the UK & November 11th US/CAN via Napalm Records with rapid rhythms, catchy slogans, brutal guitars and edgy riffs! Until then, sample the new album preview clip as your

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  • STUD: Entire New Album Available For Streaming

    The Finnish Heavy/Hard Rock Band STUD will celebrate the release of their new album with a full streaming on Facebook ! This Online Release party for "RUST ON THE ROSE" has been scheduled for Friday Oct. 31, 2014 from 11:00am CET till 23:00pm CET through www.facebook.com/STUDofficial "Rust On The Rose" has a release date set for October 31, 2014 and will

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  • The Skull: Fan Footage Available of London Show

    "Till The Sun Turns Black", a brand new song from THE SKULL featuring original TROUBLE members vocalist Eric Wagner and drummer Jeff “Oly” Olson, alongside longtime former TROUBLE bassist Ron Holzner and guitarists Lothar Keller and Matt Goldsborough (PENTAGRAM), is now available for streaming via the Sound Cloud link below. The track is taken from the band's debut album, "For Those Which Are Asleep", which will be released worldwide on Tuesday, November 4th

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  • NHL Hockey Team Minnesota Wild Team Up With Sweden's Hammerfall

    The players of the NHL team Minnesota Wild began the 2014-15 seasons extremely well with two shut-outs against the Colorado Avalanche. Additionally, the team is pleased to announce that for all their upcoming home games at the XcelEnergyCenter in St. Paul, Minnesota, they’ll be receiving a special welcome from Swedish heavy metallers HammerFall. "When we first discovered the song 'Fury Of The Wild’ by HammerFall, it was

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  • THE PESTS Gear Up For Release Of A Damn Fine Mixture Out October 28

    Based on NYC (but originally from New Orleans) The Pests have recently paid homage to their punk roots with the early 2014 released 7" single Disturbance in the Gulf featuring the songs "Pissed and Menacing" and "Kill Her Some More" a taste of their upcoming self-produced new album A Damn Fine Mixture, currently being mastered byScott Hull {Rage Against the

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  • Burnt Belief release new album Etymology - due out on October 21 via Alchemy Records

    World-renowned bassist Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree) and guitarist/composer Jon Durant have once again teamed up under the moniker Burnt Belief for the release of a new album of progressive ethno-ambient fusion instrumentals, titled Etymology - due out on October 21 via Alchemy Records. The album showcases the duo’s fruitful symbiosis and clear developmental path across their shared musical landscape. Assimilating

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  • John 5 & The Creatures With Host Chris Broderick @ Www.Stageit.Com

    FIRST EVER WORLD-WIDE WEBCAST PERFORMANCE - SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18TH CAREFUL WITH THAT AXE Get your tickets before they sell out to see John 5 and the Creatures LIVE online world wide across 3 time zones! CLICK HERE to buy NOW: http://bit.ly/HMPGJ5 This once in a life-time LIVE online video concert is hosted by metal-shredder, Chris Broderick of Megadeth - LiveCast

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  • deadmau5 Premiers “Some Chords” (Dillion Francis Remix) via Twitter Soundcloud Integration Player

    “Some Chords,” the opening track of deadmau5’s 2010 album 4x4=12, is a classic mau5 track bathed in synths. Close friend Dillon Francis surprised fans in late August by playing his own remix of the song. The deadmau5 “Some Chords” (Dillon Francis remix) has now made its official debut on Twitter’s new Soundcloud integration player at: https://twitter.com/mau5trap/status/522847939379863553 The remix will appear

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  • I AM I confirm new line up, tour dates announced with Fahran & Ajenda

    I AM I will be hitting the road in November to play a short series of dates with two fabulous bands in support - FAHRAN (excluding Nottingham and Doncaster) and AJENDA, while they take some time out from the studio where they're currently working on new material (to be released next year). I AM I will be showcasing some of

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  • Modern Life Is War Announce Uk & European Tour In April 2015

    Modern Life Is War, not only one of the most beloved bands in the punk rock/hardcore world, but one of the most important of the last decade, are set to return to the UK and Europe for a string of dates since they announced they had reformed in April 2013. The band released three highly influential albums before announcing a

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  • CROBOT: Announce U.S. Tour Supporting Chevelle; “Night of the Sacrifice” Video Premieres On Loudwire

    In the midst of their fall US Tour, the Central-Pennsylvania-based group CROBOT are premiering a brand new song and visualizer video, “Night of the Sacrifice” on Loudwire.com. Watch here: http://tinyurl.com/qz55mew. The song is one of the highlights on their new album SOMETHING SUPERNATURAL--available both in stores and via digital retailers--on October 27 on Wind-up; fans can pre-order now on iTunes

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  • OZZFIESTA: Five Day All Inclusive Festival Set For May 27-May 31, 2015 At The Hard Rock Hotel, Riviera Maya, Mexico

    If your dreams include a tropical vacation with rock legend OZZY OSBOURNE, start packing now for a trip to Mexico next May for Cool Breeze Concerts Presents OZZFIESTA. The all-inclusive, five-day event is set for Wednesday, May 27-Sunday, May 31, 2015 at the beautiful Hard Rock Hotel, Riviera Maya, Mexico (http://www.hrhrivieramaya.com/). OZZFIESTA will conclude with an intimate beachside closing night

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  • Le Reverie Performing at 3rd Annual Rockers Against Cancer Benefit

    On Saturday, October 18 at Malone's in Santa Ana, popular Los Angeles-based symphonic-metal group Le Reverie is one of the featured bands at the 3rd Annual Rockers Against Cancer Benefit featuring a great lineup headlined by mega-platinum rockers, Sweet. Other acts include Chet McCracken (Doobie Brothers drummer); and Teddy "Zig Zag" Andreadis (Guns N' Roses, Carole King, Chuck Berry). All

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  • The Bangles to be Honored at the 2015 She Rocks Awards

    Celebrating the 30th anniversary of their first major label release, The Bangles will be honored at the 2015 She Rocks Awards™ The Women’s International Music Network (the WiMN) is thrilled to announce that it will honor platinum-selling pop band the Bangles as part of the 2015 She Rocks Awards. Recognizing women who stand out as role models in the music

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  • TURNSTILE Announces New Lp, Nonstop Feeling, Available January

    Are you familiar? Are you in the know? From the release of their 2010 demo to their 2011 Pressure to Succeed EP, TURNSTILE have walked a path all their own. A path that has quickly brought them a rabid following based off of their groove driven melodic energies and insane live shows. Having shared the stage with bands like Bane,

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  • Ciscandra Nostalghia And Tyler Bates Collaborate On New Song For Upcoming Keanu Reeves Film, "John Wick"

    "Who You Talkin' to Man?," written and performed by composer Tyler Bates ("Guardians of the Galaxy," "Californication") and songwriter/artist Ciscandra Nostalghia (rising alt/rock band Nostalghia), will be featured in "John Wick," the new Keanu Reeves action-thriller film due out October 24.  "Who You Talkin' To Man?" is the featured song during a climatic scene towards the end of the film

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  • Five Finger Death Punch - Live Stream Concert Saturday 10/11

    Tune-in this Saturday (10/11) at 9:45 p.m. ET/6:45 p.m. PT to watch global rock heavyweights FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH (5FDP) perform LIVE from The Arena at Gwinnett Center, in Duluth, GA. 5FDP has teamed up with Yahoo and Live Nation to live-stream Saturday’s show, one stop on the band’s current North American co-headlining tour with Volbeat which kicked-off October 24 and has

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  • Doro - North American Anniversary Tour Launches This Friday

    Multi-decade recording artist and reigning Queen of Metal DORO PESCH will kick off the North American leg of her “30 Years Strong & Proud” Anniversary Tour this Friday, marking an astounding thirty years since the release of DORO’s first studio record, Warlock’s Burning The Witches. Launching in Wisconsin this Friday, October 10th, DORO will rock eight American cities and three

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  • MONSTER MAGNET Premieres Video for "The Duke" on Brooklyn Vegan and Invisible Oranges

    2013 saw the release of MONSTER MAGNET's latest album Last Patrol. Now comes Milking the Stars a reimagining of Last Patrol.Met with critical acclaim and supported by a world tour, Last Patrol has become a staple in the MONSTER MAGNET discography. Milking the Stars will be released November 17th on Napalm Records. "Milking the Stars is a "re-imagined" version of

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  • Jeff Beck 'Live In Tokyo' DVD, Blu-ray, Digital Video Out On...

    On November 24, 2014, Eagle Rock Entertainment will release Live In Tokyo by Jeff Beck on DVD, Blu-ray, and Digital Formats [Pre-book Order Date October 31, MSRP $14.98 DVD, $19.98 Blu-ray]. The show features Jeff Beck with his new band performing some brand new, as yet unreleased, material. The set also includes “Stratus,” “Led Boots,” “Cause We Ended As Lovers,”

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  • KORN Kicks Off Official American Launch Of ROCK SCIENCE’s Popular Mobile Game: "The Rock Game of the Century"

    GRAMMY-Winning Band KORN Kicks Off Official American Launch Of ROCK SCIENCE The Rock Game of the Century Rock Band KORN Digital Game to Release October 8th Supported by Tour, Major Promotions and Hardcore Fan Engagement Available October 8, 2014 Rock Science™, The Rock Game of the Century is coming to the United States in the search for hardcore rock fans

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  • FUTURE LEADERS OF THE WORLD to release new track in October

    New Orleans, LA based Alternative Rock group Future Leaders of the World (F.L.O.W.) are back and will be releasing a brand new studio album titled "Reveal" in March 2015. To give fans a taste of what's to come, the band's label Pavement Entertainment will release a new song entitled "Not Forsaken" from the upcoming album digitally on October 27th. It

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  • Billy Idol To Embark On North American Tour

    Rock icon BILLY IDOL will embark on a theatre tour of the U.S. and Canada in January and February of 2015. The North American tour, which begins January 21 in New Orleans, is the latest leg of IDOL’s “Kings & Queens Of The Underground Live” world tour that includes previously announced shows in Europe in November 2014. Tickets for most

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  • Volbeat "A Warrior's Call" Certified Gold in U.S.

    Volbeat's "A Warrior's Call" from BEYOND HELL / ABOVE HEAVEN (2010) has been certified gold for sales of 500,000 units by the RIAA.  Volbeat singer and guitarist Michael Poulsen shares, "Jon, Anders, Rob and I are very proud of this acknowledgement.  The fact that each and every sale is a gesture made by the fans that fill the venues, buy

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  • 3 Doors Down Announce 11th Annual - The Better Life Foundation Concert

    3 Doors Down will stage the 11th annual The Better Life Foundation concert on Saturday, November 15 at Horseshoe Casino in Tunica, Mississippi.  The long-term mission of the foundation is to make a positive change in the lives of children in need of food, shelter, and medical assistance, and to enhance the lives of children and young adults with special

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  • Emily Wolfe Premieres New Song "Ghost Limb" off Upcoming "Roulette" EP, Playing ACL Fest

    Austin's rising dream rock singer/songwriter/guitarist, Emily Wolfe, has teamed up with CULTURE COLLiDE to premiere her new track "Ghost Limb" today, here: http://bit.ly/1rH9IoD. Wolfe will be releasing her upcoming EP, "Roulette," next Tuesday, October 7th, 2014. Produced by Mike McCarthy (Spoon, Patty Griffin, Dead Confederate), the 5-song EP takes listeners on a journey through Wolfe's haunting vocals, roaring lead guitar,

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  • Bridge Nine / Xxx Fanzine Comprehensive Book Release Update; 1983-1987 Interview Compilation to Be Available in Early 2015

    Not only will Boston’s xXx Fanzine be celebrating its history in book form in the coming months, but it will also be documenting the sounds of Hardcore America. When Boston’s Bridge Nine Records releases xXx Fanzine: 1983-1988, it will also include an album of album of contemporary bands and artists covering songs recorded during the legendary hardcore zine’s heyday. “As

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  • Nightwish Release Fifth “Making Of” Trailer For New Album

    Finland-based symphonic metal storytellers NIGHTWISH have just released their fifth "Making Of" trailer for their as-yet-untitled eighth studio album featuring new Dutch vocalist Floor Jansen. Watch Episode 5, "More Campers," on the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/watch?v=On9V0QBoFW4&list=PLB4brr7vf-P6LMpAuLbvvaskBkEUpbNuL&index=1 “I am very sensitive for environment," confesses NIGHTWISH’s new Dutch vocalist Floor Jansen. "Don’t put me in the middle of the city in

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