Screamer Magazine November 2015
Featuring: . Also Included Atreyu, Speaking The King's, The Righteous Wicked, Queensryche, Riven, Britny Fox, Slipknot, Aftershock 2015 and Much More.

Articles in the November 2015 Issue

Interviews

  • Long Live ATREYU

    Orange County, CA has been home to many successful rock bands over the years and Atreyu is one of those success stories. Founded in 1998, Atreyu has found never-ending triumph in everything they do. Since returning from a brief hiatus, their sixth studio album Long Live was released September 18, 2015 and is their first album since 2009’s Congregation Of

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  • Speaking with SPEAKING THE KING'S

    Orange County, California has definitely presented the world with a certain impression of themselves, due to an influx of reality TV shows. You know, Real Housewives and that sort of thing. Thankfully, the region has much more to it than that, including a little band called Speaking The King’s. STK released their debut full-length album, Carousel, on October 16, 2015

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  • THE RIGHTEOUS WICKED - What's In A Name?

    Just about every great band throughout modern history has started with a great EP. They toil away to have their EP heard, tour as often as possible and interview with countless magazines. It’s all in the name of rock & roll. And a few lucky ones will separate themselves from the rest, securing their names in rock & roll history.

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  • QUEENSRYCHE - Condition Rebirth

    The 1980’s are one of the most memorable decades in the history of rock and heavy metal music. Bands like Metallica, Iron Maiden, Megadeth and Queensryche were all making their mark on the music scene. While there was a wave of British heavy metal bursting onto the charts in the U.S., Queensryche, a band based out of Bellevue, WA has been

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  • RIVEN - Straight Outta Guangzhou

    Being a writer for a music magazine may seem like a lot of fun—which it can be—but it also means being constantly hit on by publicists, managers and band members seeking publicity for their project. Each day I probably get requests from up to ten bands or their representatives. Much as I’d like, there’s just not enough hours in the

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  • BRITNY FOX: The Band Played On...

    Once upon a time at an undisclosed location, rock n' roll was born. Rock music emerged on the scene with such a bold, distinctive sound that a bandwagon effect ensued; with early rockers soon shadowed by more rock bands offering strikingly similar "distinctions." Yet while many music genres would peak and stagnate, rock has ironically remained on a roll of

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Reviews

  • SPEAKING THE KING'S - Carousel

    Orange County’s Speaking the King’s released their debut album Carousel on October 16, 2015 via Nuclear Blast. With 10 songs and right around 35 minutes, the band has definitely introduced themselves to the musical realm with a bang. When looking into the band, you might find them classified as metalcore, or hardcore or something along those lines. But don’t pigeon-hole

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  • THE RIGHTEOUS WICKED - The Righteous Wicked

    Genres within music are a necessary evil within music that often lead to inaccurate generalizations of a band’s sound. The Righteous Wicked are one of those bands that require a little bit of that creativity when it comes to assigning a label. This EP is a very compelling mash-up of classic rock, blues, and funk. Hailing from Ames, Iowa, The

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  • RIVEN - Postnationalism

    Riven is a self-described “alternative rock movement” from Guangzhou, China (more about that in the interview in this issue). The band’s sound is as unusual as the location they come from. On their website they have a list of five rules they follow, and rule number one is “Never make the same song twice.” Their album Postnationalism certainly lives up

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  • SLIPKNOT Live - Portland, OR

    If there’s a Happy Hour in Hell, it probably looks a lot like a Slipknot concert — or at least the one the nonet put on Thursday night, October 22nd, at the Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum in Portland, Oregon. The last stop on the masked and costumed metal group’s Road to Knotfest Tour was a high-octane, high-volume and highly theatrical celebration

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  • AFTERSHOCK FESTIVAL 2015 - Sacramento, CA

    Watching a concert outside is one of the best ways to determine if a band is talented live, and there are no better outdoor concerts like rock festivals.  For the past three years, Aftershock brought a huge lineup of popular bands spanning two days to Sacramento.  Many of the bands put on a phenomenal show, but Aftershock 2015 was far

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Press Releases

  • KAMELOT Kicks off Second Leg of North American Haven Tour November 13th

    Symphonic Metal Masters KAMELOT released their new album Haven last earlier this year (excl. Asia) on Napalm Records/Universal and Napalm Records/ADA/Warner as an exclusive licensing deal through the band's KAMELOT MUSIC LLC.  Haven is available for purchase at the Napalm Records Webstore and digitally HERE. Fresh off a successful European headline tour, KAMELOT are ready to storm North America again

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  • PARADISE LOST - "Symphony For The Lost" Now Available For Pre-order (video)

    Returning with opus number fourteen, The Plague Within, earlier this year, British goth metal pioneers PARADISE LOST celebrated a tremendously successful year 2015 achieving top ten positions for the latter in Germany and Finland as well as chart entries in Austria, Belgium, The Netherlands, France, Japan, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and their native UK. Now, the band round off a

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  • War On Women Premiere Powerful Music Video For "Say It"

    War On Women have premiered their brand new (and very powerful) music video for "Say It" over at Punknews.  This track appears on the band's recently released, self-titled debut full-length which tackles issues of institutionalized sexism and patriarchy through an uproarious blend of riot grrrl, thrash and rock with sarcastic dalliances and furious aggression. Vocalist Shawna Potter commented: "For this

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  • THY ART IS MURDER: Release "Violent Reckoning" Lyric Video (video)

    Australia’s incendiary extreme musical export, THY ART IS MURDER, commence on their conquest of North America today alongside PARKWAY DRIVE! To celebrate, the band has released a lyric video for the track "Violent Reckoning", here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOMOHOM1n2g&feature=youtu.be The track comes from the THY ART OF MURDER's latest album Holy War. Produced and mixed by Will Putney (SUICIDE SILENCE, EXHUMED, THE ACACIA STRAIN), Holy War is the band’s second release for

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  • Fourth Annual Monster Energy AFTERSHOCK Sold Out With New Attendance High

    The fourth annual Monster Energy AFTERSHOCK debuted a new venue in 2015, and shattered all previous attendance highs in the process. A sold-out crowd of 45,000 was in attendance for California’s biggest rock festival Saturday, October 24 and Sunday, October 25 at Gibson Ranch near Sacramento, CA to experience four stages of the best hard rock, metal and alternative artists,

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  • Stella Lost to Release Everything Old Is New Again via Pavement Entertainment November 13, 2015

    Laredo, Texas alternative metal band Stella Lost will release their EP titled Everything Old is New Again on November 13, 2015 via Pavement Entertainment. I recently sent you the music via Haulix and was wondering if you had the chance to listen to it. Would you be interested in an interview or review? From the pit of the border lands

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  • Shining Release NSFW "Last Stand" Video

    (New York, N.Y.): Blackjazz trail-blazers Shining have revealed a brand new concept-based video for "The Last Stand," a track from International Blackjazz Society, of which Pitchfork enthused,  "...even as the band relaxes into new atmospheres there’s an extreme, ascetic discipline on display. The architecture of their music is modernist..." The video depicts a fight to the finish, giving us a

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  • Multi-Platinum Rock Band Stryper Tops Charts with New Studio Album FALLEN

    The most critically acclaimed album of the band’s 32-year career sells over 10,000 copies in the first week and lands at: #2 on Top Hard Music Albums #2 on Top Contemporary Christian Albums #2 on Billboard’s Top Christian/Gospel Albums #5 on Top Current Rock Albums #20 on Top Current Physical Albums #26 on Top Current Albums #29 on Top Current

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  • LA's SHEER Debut New Track ("Cursed Again") on BrooklynVegan; Debut LP Out November 20

    Sheer out of Simi Valley, CA are debuting a new track titled "Cursed Again" on BrooklynVegan. The song appears on the band's forthcoming debut LP, Uneasy, out digitally and on limited edition cassette on November 20th via The Native Sound. Pre-orders are available here. Part shoegaze, part 90s-alternative and grunge, Sheer formed in the summer of 2014, quickly becoming a

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  • LOTUS CRUSH: Music Video For "All The Same" Directed By C. Thomas Howell Premieres on Billboard.com

    The latest project from C. Thomas Howell (The Outsiders, E.T., Red Dawn) finds the acclaimed actor in an unfamiliar place, behind the camera rather than in front of it. Howell teamed up with alternative rock band LOTUS CRUSH to direct his first-ever music video for the band's new single "All The Same." Watch the moving piece, which Billboard.com first publicly

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  • BLACK SABBATH extends "The End" tour into Fall 2016!

    BLACK SABBATH TRIUMPHANTLY RETURN TO NORTH AMERICA! DUE TO OVERWHELMING DEMAND, "THE END" TOUR EXTENDED INTO FALL 2016 WITH ADDITIONAL NORTH AMERICAN SHOWS. Due to overwhelming demand, the road to THE END just got longer. On the heels of their much-anticipated performances in North America, Australia, New Zealand and Europe, BLACK SABBATH will end the epic journey they began nearly five

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  • CHAD SMITH OF RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS/CHICKENFOOT MAKES SPECIAL APPEARANCE ON SCREAMING AT DEMONS NEW SINGLES

    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chickenfoot) will make a special appearance on two new Screaming At Demons singles "Our Time" and "All Of Me" (release date to be determined). Chris Clemence, the bassist of Screaming At Demons, had previously performed with Chad at several shows and they became friends, so when he

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  • THE MOODY BLUES CRUISE III-the 4-day Voyage out of Miami Feb. 26-Mar. 1-Announces Artist Additions

    On the verge of selling out for the third time, THE MOODY BLUES CRUISE III--the annual fan cruise from one of the greatest rock bands of all time, The Moody Blues--has announced a number of updates, including lineup additions of Vanilla Fudge; Strawbs; Chuck Negron (former lead singer of Three Dog Night); Mark Farner (formerlead singer of Grand Funk Railroad);

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  • Steve Vai Performs For Over 90,000 At Rock In Rio (video)

    Steve Vai and the 60-piece Brazilian orchestra, Camerata Florianópolis, rocked 90,000 attendees at Rock In Rio Brazil 2015 in Rio de Janeiro in a high-energy festival setting that Vai calls “a highlight career moment.” The performance, which took place on September 25, included spirited takes on such Vai compositions as “Kill The Guy With The Ball,” “Velorum” “Lotus Feet,” and

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  • STU HAMM Announces Winter Tour Dates

    Having stunned audiences across the world with his innovative playing, STU HAMM has made a name as the go-to bass player for the world’s great musicians. Time spent playing with Steve Vai and Joe Satriani has cemented his place among the greats and gave HAMM the platform to display his pioneering bass techniques to adoring crowds worldwide. Now, promoting the

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  • Metal Church - New Album EPK / Part 1 / The Return Of Mike Howe (video)

    METAL CHURCH  / New Album EPK / Part 1 / "The Return of Mike Howe"! Part 1 features a behind the scenes look at the making of the new Metal Church album featuring singer Mike Howe and guitarists Kurdt Vanderhoof & Rick Van Zandt.  Sign up for the official Metal Church newsletter at: http://www.MetalChurchOfficial.com and be the first to receive

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  • Red Tide Rising Premieres "Cold" Video

    Young Denver upstarts Red Tide Rising are premiering the video for new single, "Cold," through Revolver Magazine, the largest outlet for hard rock and heavy metal music in North America, and it can be viewed right here. Frontman Matthew Whiteman says, "'Cold' is the type of person I am.  I see a lot of wasted talent out in the world

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  • BILLY MORRISON Partners With Yahoo! Music To Premiere New Album 'God Shaped Hole' Out Tomorrow (10/23)

    Today (10/22), English musician, singer and guitarist BILLY MORRISON has partnered with YAHOO! MUSIC to offer fans an advance listen to his new--and second--album GOD SHAPED HOLE (featuring 10 tracks, five originals and five cover songs) which is set for release tomorrow, October 23. Click here Click here to listen to GOD SHAPED HOLE and order the album via Amazon (here) and iTunes (here).

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  • KNOTFEST Returns This Weekend - Set Times Announced - Over 50 Of The Biggest Bands in Heavy Music

    KNOTFEST returns to the San Manuel Amphitheater & Campgrounds in San Bernardino, CA this weekend with an unprecedented lineup of metal and heavy music titans, spread out over three days and nights. The Slipknot-curated event, now in its third year (and second as a Southern California weekend destination festival), attracted over 50,000 fans in 2014, and this year will feature

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  • SANTA CRUZ "Let Them Burn" in New Video (video)

    Get ready, Cruzaderz! Finnish hellraisers SANTA CRUZ have dropped their scorching new video for "Let Them Burn." The clip captures the essence of the band's explosive shows and takes their dynamic pulse, all the while showing off youthful shenanigans. Witness the action for yourself by watching the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6GMSxXB5CQ The band's self-titled album is out now. For More Info Visit:

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  • Soul Asylum Fall Dates/New Album "Change of Fortune" Coming Early 2016

    After a fun-filled and successful summer trek, Soul Asylum and The Meat Puppets once again gear up to     embark on a fall tour.   Of the summer shows Blurt Magazine thinks ”both groups managed to prove over the course of the night that they have not lost any of the energy or edge that made their music so popular in the

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  • PRODUCT OF HATE Announce Debut Album 'Buried In Violence'

    Wisconsin-based newcomers PRODUCT OF HATE chose their band name for a good reason! The five-piece honed their brutal and groovy thrash sound / NWOAHM by sharing the stage with Lamb Of God, Meshuggah, Gwar and Testament to name a few.  The band is pumped and ready to introduce the world to their debut album Buried in Violence! PRODUCT OF HATE has confirmed

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  • Amenize Streams New Album 'Black Sky'

    São Paulo based metal band Amenize are streaming their sophomore album, Black Sky, which released last week. This is the group's first album since the trio's 2010 release, When Angels Turn Into Demons. Stream the album below and purchase "Black Sky" today, HERE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8Mf4qnf2OQ&feature=youtu.be "We"re so happy to finally share with everyone our second album, 'Black Sky'. We're all controlled

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  • Toothgrinder Reveal Track Listing, Album Cover + Release Date For 'Nocturnal Masquerade'

    It's a busy time for New Jersey noisemakers TOOTHGRINDER, as they have revealed the track listing, album cover, and release date for their Spinefarm Records full-length debut Nocturnal Masquerade. "With Nocturnal Masquerade we wanted to capture a spectrum of sound that could bring you to different places in mood and spirit. This being our first full length there was a sense of timelessness

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  • Peace Jam 2015: On The Road From Kabul

    Lanny Cordola & The MLK's proudly present PEACE JAM 2015, the second annual benefit concert for children living in poverty and conflict zones. After the overwhelming success of PEACE JAM 2014, the stage is set for an encore on Sunday, November 22, at the Gaslamp Restaurant & Bar in Long Beach, California. Doors open at 6:00 PM with a special evening of music to follow. Dinner

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  • LADY LOW RELEASE “BURNING LIKE A FEVER” SINGLE; RELEASE PARTY AT L.A.’S THE TROUBADOUR ON OCT. 22 AND SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA DATES TO FOLLOW

    (Los Angeles, CA) –  The MuseBox today announced the release of “Burning Like a Fever,” the new single from Hollywood’s favorite romance rockers, Lady Low. Music blog Endless Sound recently raved that “Lady Low knock my socks off, and they seem to have an absolutely promising run in front of them.” Lady Low will kick off their upcoming tour of

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  • Southern California's New Manners Debut Title Track Off Upcoming 'Give Me Your Bones' EP

    Pomona, CA indie rock quintet New Manners have partnered with Bullett Magazine to premiere the title track off their upcoming sophomore EP, 'Give Me Your Bones,' out November 6 via The Native Sound. Frontman Nick Camacho tells Bullett, "“Give Me your Bones’ was written around the idea of giving someone your all. At the time, too many of my friends

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  • LYNAM TO RELEASE NEW EP “BOMBSHELL” OCTOBER 30TH YAHOO TO PREMIER NEW SINGLE “SEND YOU BACK”

    October 19th, 2015  - Lynam, the rock band from  Birmingham, AL, will release its new EP entitled “BOMBSHELL” October 30th via New Ocean Media. The EP was produced by Jacob Bunton and Lonny Paul and mixed by Jason Elgin (Collective Soul, Maylene And The Sons Of Disaster, Terrible Things). The EP features five new songs. Yahoo is premiering the new single “Send You

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  • ICARUS THE OWL Release 'Pilot Waves' Today - Upcoming Tour Dates

    October 16, 2015 – Indie pop-punk quartet Icarus The Owl released their new album Pilot Waves today! Sputnik Music hosted an exclusive pre-release stream yesterday, for listening here. Reflecting the growing sound of the group, the album is their fourth full-length release and first to be released since their signing with Blue Swan Records. Describing the new album, lead singer Joey

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  • IRATION Headlines Hollywood Palladium Sat, Nov 14

    Reggae-influenced alternative rockers IRATION have a new full-length album Hotting Up, out now on Three Prong Records/Caroline, and on Saturday, November 14 they will headline the Hollywood Palladium. Advance tickets and VIP meet & greet packages are on sale now. Would you be interested in catching up with IRATION to discuss the new album and upcoming show? Hotting Up marks

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  • CORROSION OF CONFORMITY sign to Nuclear Blast Entertainment!

    Nuclear Blast Entertainment is pleased to announce the worldwide signing of metal legends CORROSION OF CONFORMITY. The band will enter the studio late this winter/early spring with longtime producer John Custer. Custer has recorded such prior C.O.C. classics as Deliverance, Wiseblood, America's Volume Dealer and In The Arms Of God. The as-of-yet-untitled-album will mark the band's studio reunion with vocalist/guitarist Pepper Keenan and their first

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  • PAIN OF SALVATION - ANNOUNCE LIVE SHOWS, NEW ALBUM PROGRESS AND OTHER RELEASES!

    Swedish progressive rock innovators Pain of Salvation have kept busy working on various new recording projects ever since their latest release, the semi-acoustic album "Falling Home" from January 2015. Having just returned from some successful shows in Russia, Pain of Salvation have now also announced a next string of shows in The Netherlands and Italy.   Additionally, following up on

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  • NONPOINT SIGN TO SPINEFARM RECORDS WORLDWIDE; BAND TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM IN 2016!

    (New York, N.Y.): Spinefarm Records is pleased to announce the addition of active rock radio mainstays Nonpoint to the label's worldwide roster. The band will enter the studio to work on its label debut and ninth full-length album in early 2016. From their 2000 debut Statement through 2014’s The Return, Nonpoint have stayed the course, continuously crafting smart rock anthems with

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  • DRACONIAN Premiere New Lyric Video Via Revolver Magazine!

    Contrary to many of their peers, DRACONIAN's sound has remained steadfast to its origins, in particular, the powerful vocal growls of Anders Jakobsson.  This is one of the band's defining and most unique features, along with newcomer female vocalist Heike Langhans sensitively interwoven melodies. These Swedish Gothic Metallers have premiered a new lyric-video from the upcoming album entitled SOVRAN, which

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  • WITH OUR ARMS TO THE SUN GEARS UP FOR RELEASE OF 'A FAR AWAY WONDER' WITH WEST COAST GIGS INCLUDING THE MONSTER MASH MUSIC FESTIVAL WITH TOOL, PRIMUS, COHEED AND CAMBRIA

    TEMPE, Arizona - With Our Arms to the Sun will celebrate the upcoming release of its “A Far Away Wonder” with several shows on the West Coast later this month as well as being added to Day 2 of Tempe’s huge Monster Mash three-day Halloween music festival on Halloween night. The progressive art rock band will make stops in the

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  • Danzig’s Skeletons To Be Released November 27

    You know it’s Danzig the moment you hear him. It’s not just that inimitable voice either. It’s the thick airy guitars, bluesy swagger, and “come hither” evil that placed him at the forefront of a number of musical revolutions. His work has indelibly impacted the landscape of extreme music, fortifying the crossroads between heavy riffs and occult imagery so prevalent

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  • STEVE 'N' SEAGULLS - Upcoming UK Tour

    In addition to Halloween, the end of October also brings with it 5 hillbilly Finns armed with everything from double basses to banjos. That’s right: Finnish bluegrass country rockers Steve N Seagulls are back on UK shores and have 6 live dates lined up across the country.   October 26 - Dingwalls, London October 27 - Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton October

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  • Motorhead's Motorboat: The Loudest Boat In The World Gets Even Louder In Year Two

    Motörhead’s Motörboat returned for its second voyage – and first onboard Norwegian Sky – September 28-October 2, 2015 departing from PortMiami and making stops in Nassau and Great Stirrup Cay in the Bahamas. An international community of Motörheadbangers reunited for five days of blistering sun and blistering performances, as Slayer, Motörhead, Anthrax, Suicidal Tendencies, Hatebreed and Exodus led a killer

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  • Sevendust Attack The Charts With The Highest Album Sales Chart Position For "Kill The Flaw"

    Musical innovators Sevendust continue to impress with their latest album Kill The Flaw creating another milestone in the band’s career. Sevendust has achieved their highest album sales chart position of their nineteen-year career. The album attacked the charts this week debuting at #13 on the Billboard Top 200 based on total activity of over 21,000 units. The album also shot

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  • Coheed and Cambria Stream 'The Color Before The Sun'

    Coheed and Cambria is streaming their highly anticipated new album, The Color Before The Sun (Oct. 16, 300 Entertainment), via Pandora (http://pdora.co/TheColorBeforeTheSun). The ten-song album marks a bold departure for the NY-based band, who pause the beloved Amory Wars, a seven-album science fiction saga that also bore a comic book empire, in favor of a more personal outing. “It’s very

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  • Brazilian Power Metal HIBRIA Post Live Video From Tokyo Performing 'Tightrope' (video)

    Brazilian power metallers HIBRIA have posted a new live video of 'Tightrope' from their Tokyo concert during their Japanese tour earlier this year that was in support of their fifth and latest self-titled full length release this past summer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIKR6X8zIKQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqNz6l5TNQI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdHX010N_Ng   Track Listing - Hibria - Self-Titled 1. Pain (4:27) 2. Abyss (4:05) 3. Tightrope (5:02) 4. Life

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  • Watch SHINING's Nerve-Racking "Last Day" Video, Even If You're Afraid of Heights (video)

    Blackjazz trailblazers SHINING have revealed a live video for current single "Last Day" from International Blackjazz Society, out October 23. Afraid of heights? Then consider this fair warning... but watch it anyway, since it's not every day that you can watch a band perform... On. The. Side. Of. A Mountain. The video finds the band performing on a narrow Norwegian mountain

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  • Chastain - We Bleed Metal out November

    CHASTAIN's "We Bleed Metal" is the follow up to the band's 2013 reunion Cd "Surrender To No One." That release marked the return of original vocalist Leather Leone. She has long been considered one of the originators of the female power metal vocal style. Leather was the vocalist on the classic CHASTAIN albums: Mystery of Illusion, Ruler of the Wasteland,

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  • THE WINERY DOGS’ ‘HOT STREAK’ ALBUM DEBUTS STRONG ON VARIOUS BILLBOARD CHARTS, INCLUDING #2 ON “TOP CURRENT ALTERNATIVE ALBUMS” CHART & #30 ON “TOP 200 ALBUMS” CHART

    October 12, 2015 – After landing in the Top Five on many of Amazon’s pre-order charts, including #1 on the Amazon BestSellers/Hard Rock chart and #1 on the Amazon Pre-Orders/Hard Rock Albums charts, THE WINERY DOGS--Richie Kotzen (vocals, guitar), Billy Sheehan (bass), Mike Portnoy (drums)--are now celebrating a HOT STREAK of first week album sales. The trio’s second critically-acclaimed album

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  • PRIME MERIDIAN RELEASES TEASER FOR THEIR SELF-TITLED ALBUM THAT WILL RELEASE DECEMBER 11TH ON FAMINED RECORDS

    Famined Records’ artist Prime Meridian has just released the teaser for their forthcoming self-titled album that they are pleased to announce will release on December 11th. This full length album, for which the teaser can be viewed HERE, will be the band’s follow-up to their 2013 full length Dialogues. Vocalist Shae Portner had this to say on the album, “Our

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  • FATES WARNING Kick Off North American Tour Tonight

    Last week, progressive Metal legends FATES WARNING released a 3 CD/DVD expanded edition of their critically acclaimed 1997 release "A Pleasant Shade of Gray"on Metal Blade Records. "A Pleasant Shade of Gray"is a single song that is divided into twelve tracks. The album is notable for its darker mood and mixture of progressive rock and metal with hints of industrial,

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