Screamer Magazine October 2013
Featuring: Alter Bridge. Also Included Ministry, Kobra and the Lotus, Bobaflex, Fleshgod Apocalypse, The Answer, Jacky Vincent, Onslaught, Western Sand, Stoney Curtis, Sammy Hagar, Inhale The Fall, Soil, Reinventing Metal by Neil Daniels, Saliva, Tonight Alive, The On Going Concept, Ajenda, Harem Scarem, Rock 'n Roll Autograph Show, Katey Sagal and the Forest Rangers, Buckcherry and Much More.

Articles in the October 2013 Issue

Interviews

  • MINISTRY'S AL JOURGENSEN - From Rockstar to Author

    Lately, Al Jorgensen has been a busy man. With the latest and last Ministry album From Beer to Eternity just released, as well as his autobiography The Lost Gospels According to Al Jourgensen, his schedule has been packed. This really being the last Ministry album, due to the sudden, tragic death of long time guitarist Mike Scaccia, one does have to wonder what

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  • KOBRA AND THE LOTUS - She Is The Kobra

    Quality female-fronted metal bands are somewhat hard to come by. For many years, the genre has primarily dominated by males, but Simmons Records/UME band Kobra And The Lotus, featuring vocalist Kobra Paige, are here to challenge that domination. Classical composers Vivaldi and Beethoven may not seem like the most obvious metal influences. However, this is where Paige has her musical roots- she

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  • ALTER BRIDGE - A Passage to the Fortress

    Alter BridgeTrying to figure out what makes Alter Bridge tick can be tricky; could it be that they are the perfect mix of talent and understanding; or is it just a ‘knowing’ of who they are as a band in this world?  Since their formation, they've put out one great album after the other, the songwriting and arranging is always impeccable,

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  • BOBAFLEX - Bringing All Out Assault to a Stage Near You

    The feud of the West Virginia/Kentucky Hatfield’s and McCoy’s has become American legend, having become synonymous with any long-standing, bitter feud. The story has been immortalized in countless television shows and movies, and most recently, both a mini-series and a reality show on the History Channel. This is no history lesson, but the McCoy brothers of Bobaflex have a connection

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  • Bach, Beethoven...FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE?

    There are few bands that have made as big a splash in the metal scene today as Fleshgod Apocalypse. With a reputation as both a slamming live band and an innovative music making machine, the five piece technical death metal group are bringing around a new phase in a genre that desperately needs it. Recently we got a chance to

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  • THE ANSWER - Seeking New Horizons

    If you’re not familiar with the proposition called The Answer, then now is a great time to catch up on the buzz.  They hail from Northern Ireland and like a testosterone-driven rock n’roll machine they swept the UK rock scene away with an excellent debut album in the shape of Rise back in 2005.  They’re a four-piece which consist of

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  • JACKY VINCENT - A Star Crossed Speed Story

    At 7:00 p.m. Los Angeles, California.  It’s time to break from band practice as Jacky Vincent from Falling In Reverse does just that to chat about his solo album.  “We’re all in L.A. at the moment having band practice.  We are getting ready to do a couple of small tours.  Latin America is first, then the U.S. tour.  It’s going to

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  • ONSLAUGHT - Let There Be Riffs!

    If you love your thrash metal, then you’re probably still recovering from the wonderful and colossal Dark Roots of Earth album by Testament, or you’re still sunbathing in the ferocious progressive glow of the riffaholic Death Magnetic by Metallica.  But thrash metal isn’t just about the ‘Bay Area’; other countries have their fair share of talent to showcase.  UK-based thrash metal titans

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  • WESTERN SAND - Sweet Home...Bournmouth?

    Quick—when you think of Southern rock, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Lynyrd Skynyrd? Sweet Home Alabama? How about Bournmouth, England? Say what?? Bournmouth, England? As in the UK? Yup! From the name (Western Sand) to the logo (two ram’s skulls emerging from a bonfire) to the music…there’s a young British band with a very American-type feel to it

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  • STONEY CURTIS BAND - Falling Through The Halo Of Dark Matter

    Las Vegas!  Still sunny on a September afternoon yet not as hot as the 117 degree summer days that can melt your shoes.  Stoney Curtis, Chicago born and raised now calls Vegas his home. Spending his formative childhood and teens in Chicago, Home of the Blues, Curtis grew up not only listening to the greatest blues music in America; he

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Reviews

  • SAMMY HAGAR - Sammy Hagar and Friends

    Grammy Award®-winning and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Sammy Hagar celebrates four decades in rock and roll with his new album . This album is long-awaited since his last solo album release in 2008. Hagar has teamed with legendary artists from rock and country, along with past and present band mates for an album like none other.  Joining Hagar’s

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  • INHALE THE FALL - EP

    When one thinks of hard rock/heavy metal, the city of Cork, Ireland would probably not be on any fan of that genre's radar. However, with the release of the self-titled EP from Inhale The Fall, this could cause many a rocker to break out the map for a quick geography lesson. Inhale The Fall has an interesting arrangement for a band—a

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  • SOiL - Whole

    Metal fans are thrashing their heads for American metal band SOiL’s new album.  Whole, released last month, welcomes original front man Ryan McCombs back to the fold and marks their first album recorded with three of the founding members.  Other original band mates include Adam Zadel/guitar and Tim King/bass, two members who have been with the band since their formation

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  • WESTERN SAND - EP

    It is amazing how many great, young, extremely talented bands are out there just waiting to be discovered.  Western Sand is all of the above, and more. By their name, their logo (a ram’s head skull) and, most importantly, listening to their four-song, self-titled EP, you’d swear they were from a small town in Alabama. They are, in fact, from

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  • BOBAFLEX - Charlatan's Web

    A follow-up to Bobaflex’s 2011 album Hell In My Heart (which featured hit singles Bury Me With My Guns On, Chemical Valley, and a remake of Simon and Garfunkel’s The Sound of Silence) has much to live up to, and the boys have taken on that task with confidence. Released on September 10th via BFX Records (the band’s own label), Charlatan’s

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  • Reinventing Metal by Neil Daniels

    On September 10th, Backbeat Books released Reinventing Metal:The True Story of Pantera and the Tragically Short Life of Dimebag Darrell by Neil Daniels. There is no doubt that Daniels is a music fan, as he has written several books, covering such artists as Judas Priest, Robert Plant, and Iron Maiden. His bio on his website even refers to him as “Neil Daniels:

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  • ONSLAUGHT - VI

    The sixth studio album by this down to earth, UK-based thrash five-piece continues where Sounds of Violence left off.  The song-writing duo of Nige Rockett bouncing ideas off Andy Rosser-Davies has gained more momentum as their familiarity has evolved since that last album.  Their delivery is precise and technically proficient as they bound through Chaos is King and Fuel for My Fire right

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  • SALIVA - In It To Win It

    Saliva is back, and this time with a new singer, Bobby Amaru. Fans of the band will remember that the band parted ways with former front man Josey Scott in 2011 when he decided to pursue a career as a Christian solo artist. In early January 2012 the band announced their new lead singer as Amaru, who was formerly the front man of

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  • TONIGHT ALIVE - The Other Side

    Welcome to the Sydney, Australia, based five-piece pop/punk band who have unleashed their second studio album.  It contains 12 tracks which all exhibit a crystal clear, contemporary modern production value and kicks off with The Ocean.  As with their 2011 debut album What Are You so Scared Of?, lead vocalist Jenna McDougall delivers her lyrical observations on emotive experiences and

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  • THE ON GOING CONCEPT - Saloon

    The first few minutes of The On Going Concept’s debut album Saloon are a rather weird experience for a first time listener.  After about a minute and a half of hearing the ambiance of a crowded bar on Saturday night entitled Let’s Deal The Cards Again, the listener is then completely assaulted by the ear splitting opening riff of the title track. This is

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  • AJENDA - Unrecognizable

    You see the cover artwork and you notice the first song is called Dirty Rock n’Roll which might well suggest one style of rock music like a sleazy, grimy and rough-around-the-edges approach.  This is where the twist in the story slaps you around the face.  It doesn’t sound the way you expect it to. Making their style of rock music

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  • HAREM SCAREM - Mood Swings II

    Canadian rockers Harem Scarem have returned with Mood Swings II.  Front man Harry Hess, guitarist Pete Lesperance, bassist Mike Gionet and Darren Smith on background vocals (lead vocals on Sentimental Blvd) are back together with Creighton Doane on drums with a re-make worthy of praises.  The original Mood Swings, their second album, was recorded at legendary Cabin Fever Studios on Vancouver Island, British Columbia,

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  • Rock 'n Roll Autograph Show - Rock n Roll supports St. Jude

    Musicians of all types gathered at the Westin LAX Sept. 13-15 to support a good cause: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which is dedicated to curing cancer in children. They have already pushed the cancer survival rate from 20% to 80%, all the while making sure the families never receive a bill. The show was founded by Corky Byer in 2012. Byer was living

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  • BUCKCHERRY LIVE - The Coach House, San Juan Capistrano, CA September 13, 2013

    In Southern California, choosing a band or a show to go to on any weekend night is usually a pretty daunting task. You see, we’re spoiled here in L.A. On this one particular night, Friday the 13th,, it was an especially difficult task what with Maidenfest in town, the Uproar Festival just up the I-5 Freeway, and countless Southland venues

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  • JONNY LANG LIVE Val Air Ballroom, September 8, 2013

    Musical prodigy Jonny Lang graced the stage of the Val Air Ballroom in West Des Moines, Iowa on Sunday, September 8, 2013. Lang first gained popularity in the music scene when he was only 16, releasing his first major-label debut album, Lie to Me. The title track from the album quickly became one of his most well-known singles. Lang has

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Press Releases

  • SOULFLY Entire "Savages" Album Available for Streaming

    Metal icons SOULFLY, in cooperation with Metal Hammer UK, have made their entire Savages release available for streaming here: Ever since the band's gold-certified debut in 1998, SOULFLY have become deadlier and more dangerous with each critically acclaimed successive release and Savages is no exception. The record was produced by the world-renowned Terry Date (PANTERA, DEFTONES, SOUNDGARDEN), and will also be the first

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  • Within Temptation Release Video For “Paradise (What About Us?)”

    The wait for WITHIN TEMPTATION’s worldwide fan base is over!  Featuring special guest & classically trained singer Tarja Turunen, the video for the title track off WITHIN TEMPTATION’s new 4-song EP is now available for viewing on Vevo: The Paradise (What About Us?) EP will be released digitally in North America on October 1st and can be pre-ordered now on

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  • Throw The Fight Join Monster Energy Outbreak Tour

    Throw The Fight are extremely excited to kick off the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour/HardDrive Live Tour with Bullet For My Valentine, Black Veil Brides, and Stars In Stereo tomorrow! The tour starts in Los Angeles, CA at Club Nokia and is produced by Ledge Entertainment. Tickets are on sale now at www.HardDriveLiveTour.com and all dates are below. The band will release their newest music video for "One Step

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  • Slash Set To Release Soundtrack To The First-Ever Motion Picture He Co-Produced, ‘Nothing Left To Fear’

    On October 4, SLASH will release the soundtrack album for the first-ever motion picture he has co-produced, NOTHING LEFT TO FEAR via his company Slasher Films. NOTHING LEFT TO FEAR the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack will be released on October 4, exclusively at www.PledgeMusic.com/slash, the same day the film opens in select theaters. Written and produced by SLASH and Nick

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  • From Far Away Releases Teaser For Forthcoming Single Entitled “Dead Inside”

    Maryland’s From Far Away, signed to At Your Command Records, have released a teaser for their upcoming single entitled “Dead Inside” on YouTube. The single, which is the follow up to the band’s May EP Recover|Repeat, will be released October 8th before having it’s music video released later this year. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbRVySR1oMQ Hailing from Hagerstown, Maryland, From Far Away was formed

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  • WE THE KINGS Launch Indiegogo Campaign For Their Fourth Album

    Fresh from their from a hugely successful 40-city U.S. headlining tour, WE THE KINGS today announced that they will begin work on their fourth, as-yet-untitled, studio album.  This time though there’s a twist:  the band chose to skip the label and instead engage directly with their fans with help from the massively popular Indiegogo crowdfunding platform. “You guys [the fans]

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  • ANGELICA ‘s debut album “Thrive”

    Frontiers Records is excited to present the world the talents of Swedish singer ANGELICA with the release of her debut album “Thrive” on November 29th in Europe and December 3rd in North America. Best known for being the singer in The Murder of My Sweet, Angelica Rylin finally decided to pursue her childhood dream and to walk in the footsteps

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  • RadioContraband And The Contraband Nation Announces The Second Annual Rock Radio Convention

    RadioContraband’s second annual Rock Radio Convention will take place October 16th - 18th in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay. The Convention will continue to bring together the community of rock radio, artists, and labels in celebration of all things rock! The convention will include band showcases at the House Of Blues, industry panels discussing topics that affect the rock radio environment, and

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  • KORN and ROB ZOMBIE Announce Co-Headlining Arena Tour

    Heavyweights ROB ZOMBIE and KORN have announced a co-headlining arena tour--the “NIGHT OF THE LIVING DREADS” tour--kicking off Sunday, November 3 in Reno, NV and encompassing 17 dates across the U.S (full itinerary below) before wrapping November 26 in Bethlehem, PA. With both artists known for delivering electrifying performances filled with sonic thunderbolts and dark intensity, fans can expect the

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  • Jonny Kaplan & The Lazy Stars All-Star Packed Fourth Album, ‘Sparkle And Shine,’ Out Today

    JONNY KAPLAN & THE LAZY STARS released their long-awaited fourth album, SPARKLE AND SHINE, today on Reckless Grace Music.  The Southern California band has created an innovative and engaging collection of American rock numbers that opens singer/songwriter/guitarist Jonny Kaplan into a new era of his musical career. SPARKLE AND SHINE is the product of collaboration, bringing together a slew of

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  • Markradonn Debut E.P. out Oct 14th

    Florida Based Experimental Death Metal band MARKRADONN are set to release their debut EP "Final Dying Breath" through Bluntface Records on October 14th. The EP is available now for presale at the following location: www.gofundme.com/Markradonn "Final Dying Breath" is served as a preview for their upcoming full length album "Ceremonial Abnegation Part 1: Excoriation of the Flesh" which is set to

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  • TRIPTYKON returns to ROADBURN FESTIVAL 2014

    In 2010, the organizers of Holland's highly acclaimed Roadburn Festival invited Tom Gabriel Warrior, founder of Hellhammer, Celtic Frost, and Triptykon, to act as the curator. Under the banner of Only Death Is Real, Roadburn 2010 thus became the venue for the presentation of Triptykon's newly-released debut album, Eparistera Daimones, as well as Triptykon's first official live appearance. We felt

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  • Rat Pak Records Set To Release Beasto Blanco "Live Fast Die Loud"

    With influences ranging from White Zombie to Motorhead, Beasto Blanco's "LIVE FAST DIE LOUD" is a full-length anthemic hard rock offering that keeps you amped on "10" from start to finish! The progeny of long time Alice Cooper bassist Chuck Garric, "LIVE FAST DIE LOUD" yields a powerful combination of heavy riffs, driving bass, and melodic choruses that are bound

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  • Nikki Sixx and Dean Markley Announce Online Trivia Contest

    To celebrate and kick off their new residency “Mötley Crüe Invites You To An Intimate Evening In Hell” at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Las Vegas, Dean Markley is teaming up with Nikki Sixx for an online trivia contest.  The contest runs now through October 15, 2013 with prize packages that include a Nikki Sixx Signature Series

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  • Podcast Series with Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Drummer Expands to a Video Edition Featuring Carlos Santana

    MusicRadar.com, a division of Future PLC, is the premier musician-centered website and innovative force presenting In Conversation, the popular podcast interview series featuring six-time Grammy Award Winning percussionist Chad Smith chatting with friends from across the industry.  On Monday, September 23rd, Chad’s partner in ‘chat’ will be the iconic, multi-Grammy Award winning musician Carlos Santana.  In an intriguing twist to

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  • DEICIDE Set November 25 Release For 'IN THE MINDS OF EVIL'

    Metal legends DEICIDE will release 'IN THE MINDS OF EVIL' November 25 in North America via Century Media Records, and frontman and founding member Glen Benton couldn't be more proud of his latest offering of evil incarnate. "Do you hear that? It's the sound of Satan singing along to the new DEICIDE!" boasts Benton of the new release, adding that

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  • DEEP SWELL Featuring Tim Sult of CLUTCH to Release Debut Album Lore of the Angler October 15th

    DEEP SWELL is a true rock band rising from the banks of the Potomac River near the historic town of Shepherdstown, WV.   Now with their sound crafted, their first album Lore of the Angler is set to be released on Maryland Rockers CLUTCH's record label Weathermaker Music on October 15, 2013.  In addition to being released on CLUTCH's label, CLUTCH

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  • ARKONA Set to Tour North America This Fall

    Russian Pagan Metallers ARKONA are set to hit North America for a full headline tour this fall.  The band will be hitting the road beginning October 28th in Frederick, MD and wrap things up November 22nd in Tampa, FL.  A complete list of dates can be found below. ARKONA's lyrics are heavily influenced by Russian folklore and Slavic mythology, and

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  • Napalm Records New Releases For November From Leaves' Eyes And Alestorm

    November 26th sees two highly anticipated new releases from LEAVES' EYES and ALESTORM.  The LEAVES' EYES release is a new studio album entitled Symphonies of the Night.  The release from Scottish Pirate Metallers ALESTORM is a live DVD/CD entitled Live at the End of the World LEAVES' EYES recently unveiled the album art and tracklisting with a message on their

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  • THE PRETTY RECKLESS Premiere New Song “Going To Hell”

    As Taylor Momsen and her band THE PRETTY RECKLESS gear up for the release of their highly anticipated sophomore full-length album--GOING TO HELL--and the band’s extensive nationwide tour kicking off tomorrow in Huntington, NY (full tour itinerary below). The new song can be heard below and will go on sale in the U.S. and Canada on iTunes beginning Tuesday, September 24. http://youtu.be/p_zBlpFQPkM Taylor wanted to make sure their fans got a listen to the new song before

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  • Pistol Day Parade Release New Record 'Burn'

    Detroit Michigan’s Pistol Day Parade released their brand new album titled Burn via Goomba Records on September 10, 2013. In August the band debuted their latest single "Not Today" which currently is number two on WRIF and was also featured on the Sixx Sense! The video for “Not Today” can be seen here: http://youtu.be/YFgDHkRPswE Rising from the tough economic times

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  • RED FANG Premiere New Song “No Hope”

    As they prepare to launch their fall U.S. tour, the Portland, OR-based group RED FANG are premiering a brand new song, “No Hope”. The group will release their third studio album, WHALES AND LEECHES--both in stores and via digital retailers--on October 15 on Relapse Records; fans can pre-order here: http://bit.ly/RedFangWhales and via iTunes at http://georiot.co/4Bof for an exclusive track only available during pre-order. Meanwhile, RED FANG will kick off the their fall headlining U.S. tour beginning October 1 at the Red

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  • Suicidegirls Reveal Dancers For Upcoming "Blackheart Burlesque" Tour

    In anticipation for the upcoming tour, SuicideGirls has revealed the lineup of performers for their “Blackheart Burlesque” shows.  After a six year hiatus, the wildly popular “Blackheart Burlesque” tour will make it’s long awaited return in October and will be hosted by Katherine Suicide and features red-hot performances from SuicideGirl dancers Bambu, Bricksie, Maxxy, Priddy and Razzi.  Tickets are on

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  • Victory and Associates Release Sophomore Album, Better Luck Next Time, on Oct. 29

    Victory and Associates, the Oakland-based quartet that the SF Weekly has described as “an outfit that matches anthemic rock with punk energy,” release their sophomore album Better Luck Next Life via Seismic Wave Entertainment on Oct. 29. The band, helmed by former Mount Vicious/pop culture cult hero (see his attempt to Google bomb Karl Rove) and now Victory and Associates

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  • INSOMNIUM launches lyric video for new track, "Ephemeral"

    INSOMNIUM's fifth album and Century Media debut, One For Sorrow, was one of the metal highlights of 2011: a perfect blend of melancholy and melody. Now "Finland's finest miserablists" (Terrorizer) finally present a new song, "Ephemeral", taken from their forthcoming album due to be released in 2014 via Century Media. "Ephemeral" marks the first track to feature new INSOMNIUM guitarist,

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  • Monster Energy's Aftershock Festival Sells Out With 32,000 In Attendance For September 14 & 15

    In only its second year, Monster Energy’s Aftershock Festival expanded to two days and drew a sold-out crowd of 32,000 during the September 14 & 15 event at Discovery Park near downtown Sacramento, CA. Northern California's biggest summer rock festival featured unforgettable performances from Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Five Finger Death Punch, Shinedown, Megadeth, hometown heroes Papa Roach, Volbeat and many

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  • Venrez Confirm European Tour With Buckcherry

    Following the release of their new album 'American Illusion' / music videos 'Unforeseen', 'Free Will' and summer 2013 tour dates with SLASH - one of the most promising hard rock bands on the scene VENREZ have been confirmed for an upcoming European tour with BUCKCHERRY and HARDCORE SUPERSTAR. "This band took the audience by the soul and shook them. Venrez has a presence second to none on

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  • CARCASS Discusses "Surgical Steel" Artwork

    CARCASS released 'Surgical Steel', their first studio album since their 1996 LP Swansong, this week! In celebration we sat Bill and Dan in front of a camera to ask them about the artwork for the new album, which you can watch here: http://youtu.be/qJ4Bh1spuu0 The long-awaited sixth full-length album by CARCASS, is available on several collectible formats and can now be

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  • SEVENDUST Confirms New Headlining Shows; “From Death To Destiny” Tour

    SEVENDUST’s touring schedule isn’t close to ending anytime soon.  In addition to their own slew of headlining dates, the Atlanta band has announced that they’ll be a part of the "From Death To Destiny Tour" along with Asking Alexandria, All That Remains, Emmure and For Today, which kicks off October 26 in Lubbock, TX at the Lonestar Amphitheatre (as part

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  • Mark Weiss Kicks Off Mötley Crüe Residency At Hard Rock

    Rock photographer Mark “WEISSGUY” Weiss will unveil a collection of 20 photographs of Mötley Crüe, along with a display of personal memorabilia drawn from his extensive history working with the band and other legendary rockers. The photographs of Mötley Crüe span the band’s heyday from 1982 to 1989 and are just a small part of Mark’s world-renowned portfolio, created over a career spanning 35 years.  The

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  • Smile Empty Soul to headline "The 'Merican Chemicals Tour" this fall

    California alternative rock trio Smile Empty Soul has announced an extensive headlining tour, "The 'Merican Chemicals Tour," set to kick off next month. Support on the run will come from Acidic. A full list of confirmed tour-dates can be seen below. Said guitarist/vocalist Sean Danielsen, "Our upcoming ''Merican Chemicals Tour' is gonna be great! We're hitting pretty much every area

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  • Departures And Moose Blood To Release Split Ep In November

    Two of UK’s most promising up-and-coming rock acts, Departures and Moose Blood, are teaming up to release a Split EP on November 12th via No Sleep Records (U.S) and Fist In The Air Records (UK).  The EP features two new tracks from each band and will be available on limited edition vinyl and digital download.  Fans are invited to pre-order

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  • Rat Pak Records Set To Release Metal Church "Generation Nothing"

    Metal Church "Generation Nothing" marks the bands 10th full length studio release and boasts the return to the band's classic metal sound, says founding member Kurdt Vanderhoof, "It has elements of both the first album and the "The Dark", but still embraces the new sound of the band without chasing the past." Born out of the West Coast Metal scene

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  • Sainthood Reps Premieres “Desert Song”

    Indie-alternative rock band Sainthood Reps has premiered a new track called “Desert Song”.  The new song is featured on the band’s forthcoming, sophomore studio album, Headswell, which is due out on October 22nd via No Sleep Records.  Fans can pre-order the record now at http://bit.ly/14WFpm4. Stream “Desert Song” below "Desert Song is our one of our oldest songs,” explains vocalist/guitarist

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  • God Is An Astronaut’s 7th Studio Album Out

    Irish post-rock band God is an Astronaut has released their long awaited, 7th studio album, Origins, today via Rocket Girl Records and distributed by Darla Records in the U.S.  The album is available now at iTunes, from Rocket Girl (http://bit.ly/1eLAhoQ) and from Darla (http://bit.ly/14eTSqy). Stream Origins in its entirety Over the last decade, GIAA has become known as one of

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  • MONSTER MAGNET Premiere New Song

    MONSTER MAGNET will be releasing their new album Last Patrol October 15th via Napalm Records. Dave Wyndorf and Phil Caivano produced Last Patrol, whileEvil Joe Barresi mixed the album with additional production duties handled by Matt Hyde.  The artwork was created by John Sumrow with consultation coming from Chris Ryall and designs by Ryan Clark for Invisible Creatures Inc.  The

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  • WARBRINGER launch first song off new album IV

    Following up on a successful appearance at Iron Maiden's "The Battle Of San Bernardino" event last weekend and in the light of the upcoming release of their fourth studio album, IV: Empires Collapse, on October 29 via Century Medias Records, Los Angeles based WARBRINGER are now debuting the first song from the album, "Hunter- Seeker." Check out "Hunter-Seeker" http://youtu.be/3BfxYMI8L9Q WARBRINGER

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  • GRAVE releases new EP, 'Morbid Ascent'

    Death metal legends GRAVE have released a new 5-track EP, Morbid Ascent, today in North America! To purchase Morbid Ascent, please visit CM Distro for the EP on black and mustard yellow vinyl (USA exclusive color; limited to 200 copies) or iTunes for a digital copy. Morbid Ascent track-listing Side 1: 1. Venial Sin 2. Morbid Ascent Side 2: 1.

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  • Eve To Adam Releases Locked & Loaded

    NYC rockers Eve To Adam (ETA) released their latest album Locked & Loaded via 3for5 / MRI / Sony Red. The album is available for download on iTunes plus fans can pick up a physical copy on Amazon. "From beat one, Eve To Adam's 'Locked and Loaded' commands attention. If raw talent, good songs, and dogged determination is what is

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  • Scorpion Child Return To Los Angeles

    After completing this year’s Rockstar Mayhem festival circuit, Austin rockers SCORPION CHILD are heating up the last days of summer with their current headlining trek through North America with labelmates KADAVAR from Germany in tow plus L.A.’s own GYPSYHAWK, WILSON from Detroit, and openers MOTHERSHIP from Dallas, Texas. Featuring their brand of zero chaser rock music from their self-titled first

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  • Slayer's Palladium Show Sells Out, Second Show Added

    Slayer's first show in 25-years at the Hollywood Palladium, set for Monday, October 28, has sold out, and the band announces that a second show has been added for Sunday, October 27.  Tickets are on sale now - go to www.slayer.net for purchasing information. These dates are part of Slayer's 25-date Fall 2013 North American tour that kicks off on October

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  • BLACK SABBATH 'Live...Gathered In Their Masses' DVD Due Out November 26

    With BLACK SABBATH’s North American tour wrapping up last week (September 3) with a sold-out show at the Los Angeles Sports Arena, fans who didn’t see the band live will now have the chance to experience them via a new DVD, “Black Sabbath: Live…Gathered in Their Masses” (Vertigo/Republic).  Due out November 26, the DVD was recorded in April 29 and

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  • Sepultura Announce North American Tour Dates

    Brazil’s illustrious metal band SEPULTURA will be headlining a North American tour which launches this fall in support of their forthcoming album, The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be The Heart.  Joining SEPULTURA on the “Tsunami Of Metal” Tour will be Boston’s UNEARTH, Canada’s KATAKLYSM, Joey Jordison’s SCAR THE MARTYR (select dates), British Columbia’s ANCIIENTS (select dates), and openers

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  • CARNIFEX Finish Recording New Album

    San Diego, CA death metal outfit, CARNIFEX, recently finished recording their new album at Audio Hammer Studios in Sanford, FL with famed metal producer Mark Lewis (ARSIS, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, WHITECHAPEL, DEVILDRIVER, DEICIDE, SIX FEET UNDER). "After a year and half of writing and five weeks in the studio, we are very excited that tracking for the new album

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  • TESTAMENT Video Track from "Dark Roots of Thrash" DVD Released

    Dark Roots Of Thrash, a DVD/2CD release documenting Bay Area veterans TESTAMENT’s sold-out headlining performance at the Paramount in Huntington, NY this past February, will be made available on October 11th (Europe) and October 15th (North America) via Nuclear Blast! In the meantime, check out the song “Rise Up” taken from the upcoming DVD here http://youtu.be/B81K2qKF-1M Dark Roots Of Thrash

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  • Love & Death To Re-issue Debut Album Between Here And Lost

    Love & Death, the band led by former Korn guitarist Brian "Head" Welch, will re-issue its debut album “Between Here & Lost”  as an expanded edition September 17th via Tooth & Nail Records. Recorded in Nashville with producer Jasen Rauch (RED, Breaking Benjamin) and mixed by Paul Pavao & Ben Grosse (Marilyn Manson, Slipknot), and Jim Monti (Korn), the “Expanded Edition” will feature 3 new tracks in addition to the 11 songs on the

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  • Linkin Park new single, album & partnership w/ Microsoft

    Ever since teasers appeared in August, LINKIN PARK and STEVE AOKI fans have been tearing apart the internet in search of the studio version of “A LIGHT THAT NEVER COMES,” their first song together.  Today, from their official websites, www.linkinpark.com and steveaoki.com, both artists have finally told fans how to find it: by playing the new, free 3D Facebook game, “LP RECHARGE” which launches

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  • FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Unleash MACHINIMA Video For New Single “BATTLEBORN”

    FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH today (Thursday, September 12) have unleashed a game-play video for their new single “Battleborn.” Watch the action-packed clip, created by Machinima director jackfrags (YouTube.com/jackfrags) and based on the popular “Battlefield 4” video game, here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUR5AkArxL0 FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH will release the second installment of their masterwork titled THE WRONG SIDE OF HEAVEN AND THE RIGHTEOUS

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  • Bobaflex New Album Charlatain's Web Out Now

    Bobaflex released its highly anticipated 6th album Charlatan’s Web September 10th via BFX Records.   Charlatan’s Web is the follow up to 2011’s Hell In My Heart that featured the singles “Bury Me With My Guns On”, “Chemical Valley” and “The Sound Of Silence”.    It’s available digitally and in stores. The first single off the new record “Bad Man” is

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  • SONATA ARCTICA Release ‘Alone In Heaven’ Video

    Finnish Melodic Metal Heroes SONATA ARCTICA have just published a video clip to their divine track ‘Alone In Heaven’, taken from their most current output »Stones Grow Her Name«. Released on May 18, 2012 via Nuclear Blast, »Stones Grow Her Name« achieved gold status in the bands’ home country after just one week and additionally entered charts worldwide. Among those

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  • LACUNA COIL recording new album

    LACUNA COIL have officially begun work on their upcoming new studio album, the highly-anticipated follow-up to 'Dark Adrenaline,' which was released in January 2012 and saw the band tour North America not only as headliners, but also on support runs with MEGADETH, MOTORHEAD and VOLBEAT, then SEVENDUST and COAL CHAMBER. Joining LACUNA COIL in Italy to record the album is

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  • VENGEANCE Tracklisting and Snippet of New Song Released

    Brimming with confidence and justifiable pride Dutch rock band Vengeance have announced the release of their latest album Piece Of Cake: "People can expect what to my ears is the best Vengeance album to date,"declares guitarist Timo Somers, "the songs are a nice blend of old school Vengeance (think Arabia) and some more modern sounding songs. This time the instrumental

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  • Death Ray Vision (Feat. Brian Fair from Shadows Fall) debut album out today

    Current members of Killswitch Engage and Shadows Fall and ex members of Overcast and Cannae have combined forces in the project Death Ray Vision and their debut 12 song album "We Ain't Leavin' Till You're Bleedin'" is available everywhere on Bullet Tooth today!  The album can be purchased at Best Buy, FYE, MerchNow, Newbury Comics, Vintage Vinyl, Amoeba, downloaded at iTunes, Amazon, BandCamp, Google, and streamed at Rdio  Spotify, YouTube, and LastFM. Kicking off on September 13

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  • HEART OF A COWARD post lyric video for "Nauseam"

    UK heavyweight metal quintet HEART OF A COWARD has just launched a lyric video for the song "Nauseam" taken off their upcoming album SEVERANCE that is due to be released November 12, 2013 in North America via Century Media Records. If you like what you hear you can download the track for free by entering your email address at the

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  • STUD Reveals New Album Details & Lyric Video

    The Finnish Heavy Rockers from STUD have revealed today all details from their upcoming album. The band has been around since 1986 and after a break STUD is back with their new album "OUT OF THE DARKNESS" with a release date set for October 18, 2013! From this 11 - track release, the band has uploaded today the Official Lyric Video for

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  • NOCTUM Premiere New Song - Launch Pre-Orders For Final Sacrifice

    Swedish rockers NOCTUM will release their Metal Blade Records debut Final Sacrifice October 29th.  Today the band has released another song from their mesmerizing release.  The song "Temple of the Living Dead" can be streamed exclusively at http://www.metalblade.com/noctum.  Final Sacrifice is now available for pre-order on the site as well In the town of Uppsala, Sweden in the year 2009

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  • RED FANG Thursday, Oct 10 at The Troubadour

    Poised for a solid debut on October 15 via Relapse, RED FANG’s third studio album, WHALES AND LEECHES sees the group further maturing into top notch songwriters and musicians. The Portland, OR-based group have delivered an epic record for fans of guitar-driven rock and roll and this October they kick off the first leg of their fall headlining U.S. tour.

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  • Free NIRVANA Tattoos to Accompany 20th Anniversary Release on 9/24

    On September 24th, 2013, in celebration of the release of the 20th Anniversary Editions of Nirvana's final studio album In Utero and the Live And Loud concert on DVD, fans in three US cities will have the opportunity to show the world their devotion to Nirvana with a FREE tattoo of the iconic Nirvana smiley face logo. This is the

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  • MAD MAX Release Snippet of New Song "Godzilla"

    With "Godzilla" the German hard rock outfit MAD MAX release the first snippet from the new album "Interceptor": You can listen to the snippet here: One of Germany's most prominent and consistent hard rock bands have just announced their next major coup: on 28 October 2013 (Germany: 25 October 2013, USA/Canada: 5 November 2013) Mad Max will be releasing their

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  • EAT THE GUN Release Snippet of new Single

    Eat The Gun will release their first single "Loner" on October 4th. The song is taken from the new album "Stripped To The Bone" which will be released on November 25th. The musicians Hendrik Wippermann (vocals, guitar), Gereon Homann (drums) and new addition Peter Bergmüller (bass)  are releasing a snippet of the new single today. You can listen to it

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  • The NAMM 2014 Show Amplifies the Music Industry Live from Anaheim, January 23-26, 2014

    The global music industry is busy designing new products, dreaming up events and crafting creative marketing themes in preparation for the NAMM Show’s return to the Anaheim Convention Center, January 23-26, 2014. Manufacturers, retailers and other professionals in the music product, instrument, pro-light and audio world depend on the NAMM Show to amplify business, and set the stage for success

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  • Richie Onori To Appear At The "Rock 'N' Roll Autograph Show"

    Renowned rocker Richie Onori (Sweet, Heaven And Earth, Richie Onori's Blues Messenger) appears at the Rock 'N' Roll Autograph Show, at Westin Los Angeles Airport, 5400 W. Centuary Blvd., Los Angeles, Friday, September 13 through Sunday, September 15. Info: www.therocknrollautographshow.com. The three-day mega-event is the largest of its kind on the West Coast and features hundreds of big-name rock acts

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  • Pistol Day Parade Release New Record 'Burn' September 10th

    Detroit Michigan’s Pistol Day Parade is gearing up to release their brand new album titled Burn via Goomba Records on September 10, 2013. In August the band debuted their latest single "Not Today" which currently is number two on WRIF and was also featured on the Sixx Sense! The video for “Not Today” can be seen here: http://youtu.be/YFgDHkRPswE Rising from

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  • DEATH ANGEL Post New Album Trailer

    San Francisco Bay Area thrash veterans DEATH ANGEL, have made a trailer previewing their upcoming album The Dream Call for Blood available here. The Dream Calls for Blood will be released to the rabid masses on October 11th (Rest of Europe),  October 14th (UK), and October 15th (North America). Fans can now pre-order the album in various formats, with or without an exclusive t-shirt design here:

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  • Five Finger Death Punch Set To Release The 2ND Of Two New Albums

    Coming on the heels of the massive global #1 success of THE WRONG SIDE OF HEAVEN AND THE RIGHTEOUS SIDE OF HELL Volume 1 earlier this summer, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH will release the second installment of their masterwork November 19 via Prospect Park in North America/ Eleven Seven (in all other territories). Beginning today (9/10), fans can pre-order Volume

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  • EQUILIBRIUM: "Waldschrein" EP Now Available in North America

    German epic metal heroes EQUILIBRIUM unleash their pagan fury once again on their very first EP! Waldschrein is now available exclusively in North America via the Nuclear Blast web shop here http://goo.gl/s8hJj7. Produced by guitarist René Berthiaume in Helion Studios and mixed and mastered by the Resetti Brothers (namely Joerg Umbreit and Vincent Sorg in their Principal Studios), Waldschrein encompasses

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  • KATAKLYSM Unveil Track Listing For "Waiting for the End to Come"

    Montreal based death metal powerhouse, KATAKLYSM, have revealed the track list for their highly anticipated upcoming release Waiting for the End to Come, which will be released on October 29th (North America) via Nuclear Blast. Waiting for the End to Come Jewel Case and Limited Cassette Track Listing: 01. Fire 02. If I Was God - I’d Burn It All

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  • Slayer Adds More Dates To Fall 2013 North American Tour

    A week after announcing seventeen U.S. dates for the fall, Slayer comes back today announcing the addition of seven Canadian concerts as well as a date in Seattle.  These added shows are in red below, and are part of Slayer's first North American tour in two years. Slayer - Tom Araya/bass vocals, guitarist Kerry King, drummer Paul Bostaph, and guitarist Gary Holt,

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  • Dark Moor signs new deal

    Spanish symphonic metal maestros DARK MOOR have been signed a deal with ROCKSHOTS Music Management for their future bookings/live shows. With their latest release “Ars Musica” (Scarlet Records, 2013) DARK MOOR moved a step forward in their career giving a new dimension to their sound being also best-seller band on Amazon in France and Spain. Next fall the band will be on

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  • EPICA Announce "Retrospect" Movie Premieres

    Dutch symphonic metal band EPICA has announced the first two movie theater premieres of »Retrospect«. During these premieres a number of band members will join their fans with the first exclusive viewing of »Retrospect«. The first premiere will be held on Wednesday 6th November at the Mathäser Multiplex Kino in Munich, Germany. The second premiere will take place a day later

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  • WHILE HEAVEN WEPT Announce 25th Anniversary & Headlining Shows

    US Doom Metal act WHILE HEAVEN WEPT is currently celebrating its 25th band anniversary. To have the world take part in this overwhelming achievement, the Viginia based band will be headlining two hand selected shows on global grounds. First off will be Stoner Hands Of Doom XIII in Richmond, VA on November 9th, which will see WHILE HEAVEN WEPT entering

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  • LIONS LIONS Announce "The Road to South By So What Tour"

    Boston's Post-Hardcore LIONS LIONS will hit the road next month for a full headlining tour kicking off October 4 in Rochester, NY.  The tour is being called "The Road to South By So What Tour" and will feature A LOT LIKE BIRDS, who will join the tour from 10/11 to 10/26. InDIRECTIONS will be on the entire tour and ANCHORLINES

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  • KORN Reveal Video For "Never Never"

    While the countown continues for the release of their new album THE PARADIGM SHIFT, KORN has released the video for their Top 10 Active Rock track “Never Never.” For it, the band teamed with director Giovanni Bucci who sets KORN performing against a surrealistic clock.  It  plays into the theme of love gone bad through the unexpected perspective of time

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  • KILL DEVIL HILL To Release 'REVOLUTION RISE' October 29

    KILL DEVIL HILL are proud to announce the October 29 release of 'REVOLUTION RISE' in North America. Featuring PANTERA bassist REX BROWN, former DIO, BLACK SABBATH and HEAVEN AND HELL drummer VINNY APPICE, ex-PISSING RAZORS singer DEWEY BRAGG and acclaimed session/touring guitarist MARK ZAVON, KILL DEVIL HILL will make their Century Media Records debut with the release. Says REX BROWN of

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  • TURISAS Release New Album 'TURISAS2013'

    TURISAS2013' - the fourth studio album from Finnish metal heroes TURISAS - is out now, and the red and black are back with a vengeance. The album is available in physical formats at Best Buy, FYE, Hastings and your favorite independent record store, and in exclusive mail order bundles and limited edition red vinyl via CMDistro.com. The album is available digitally through iTunes and Amazon.

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  • Seventh Key First New Cd In 8 Years, "I Will Survive"

    Fans of melodic, progressive hard rock have been waiting a long time for this: I Will Survive,  the new album by Seventh Key, and the first new CD of studio recordings since 2004's The Raging Fire. Spearheaded by long time Kansas bassist / vocalist Billy Greer and guitarist / keyboardist Mike Slamer (ex-City Boy, Streets, Steelhouse Lande), they are joined

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  • CARCASS Streaming Entire "Surgical Steel" Album

    CARCASS, have made their entire upcoming album Surgical Steel available for streaming via MSN.com. Click on the following link to listen to debatably the most anticipated metal release of the decade: http://on-msn.com/19mR6A5. Surgical Steel will be released on September 16 (UK), September 13 (Rest of Europe) and September 17 (North America). The long-awaited sixth full-length album by CARCASS, will be

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  • SEPULTURA: Part 1 of New Album Trailer Available Now

    Legendary Brazilian metal icons SEPULTURA have released the first trailer for their upcoming album The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be The Heart here: http://youtu.be/-7MbyGOZJts. The record is set for European release on October 25th and in North America on October 29th via Nuclear Blast. http://youtu.be/-7MbyGOZJts The artwork for The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be The Heart

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  • TIDES FROM NEBULA Reveal Track From Eagerly Anticipated New Album!

    Oct. 7th (EUR) / Nov 5th (N.America) will see the release of the third album from TIDES FROM NEBULA, which is entitled "Eternal Movement". The first song to be revealed from the album is 'Only With Presence'. Stream it directly from here: http://youtu.be/Fzz6dZIDF4E Of the track Maciej Karbowski, guitars and keyboards says "It all started with a twisted guitar riff.

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  • Balance And Composure Premieres New Song

    Pennsylvania indie-alt rock band Balance and Composure has premiered a new song called “Keepsake” (featuring guest vocals from Anthony Green) from their upcoming album, The Things We Think We’re Missing, today at MTV’s The Hive.  The new track comes with less than a week to go until the record’s release date, September 10th.  Fans can pre-order the record now at

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  • WINDS OF PLAGUE set to release RESISTANCE on October 29

    WINDS OF PLAGUE have finished work on their fourth studio album RESISTANCE, the follow-up to their critically acclaimed album Against The World. RESISTANCE is set for release October 29 on Century Media and comes just in time for their tour with BLEEDING THROUGH. See dates below.  VIP tickets are on sale today and General Admission tickets are on sale Monday

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  • SATYRICON Releases Lyric Video For "Our World, It Rumbles Tonight"

    SATYRICON has released a lyric video for the song  "Our World, It Rumbles Tonight" from their self-titled eighth studio album.   The album will be released in North America on September 17th via Nuclear Blast Entertainment.  Check out the lyric video for "Our World, It Rumbles Tonight" HERE. http://youtu.be/oQR_Jb8W7yQ Satyricon was recorded in Norway, produced by Sigurd "Satyr" Wongraven, and mixed

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  • Koffin Kats Raise Hell With New Album ‘Born Of The Motor’ In October

    Detroit’s outlaw rock ‘n’ roll misfits, The Koffin Kats, will return this fall with their seventh studio album, Born of the Motor, which is due out on October 22nd via Sailor’s Grave Records.  In anticipation, the band is revving their engines with a premiere of the album’s white-knuckled title track, “Born of the Motor,” today at PunkNews.org. Stream “Born of

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  • RUNNING WILD New Song Sample Available

    RUNNING WILD Captain Rock'n' Rolf has come up with twelve storm-proof numbers for the new studio album "Resilient", ten of which are scheduled for release on the regular CD on 7 October 2013 (Scandinavia: 2 October, Germany: 4 October; US: 8 October), two additional bonus tracks and a poster will be included on the limited version of the album. The

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  • Charming Liars Release Acoustic Version of NEW DISORDER

    UK born and bred but now based in LA, Charming Liars recently recorded a cover their acoustic version of "New Disorder." Fans can watch the acoustic video here and then watch the original "New Disorder" video here.  http://youtu.be/-VvnKvQBLfI To stay current with everything Charming Liars, check out their official website and follow them on Facebook and Twitter. Rockstar Energy UPROAR

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  • Death Ray Vision (Feat. Brian Fair from Shadows Fall) free full album stream at Rdio

    Current members of Killswitch Engage and Shadows Fall and ex members of Overcast and Cannae have combined forces in the project Death Ray Vision and their debut 12 song album "We Ain't Leavin' Till You're Bleedin'" will be released on Bullet Tooth on September 10, 2013.  The first single from the album "Break Every Chain" is now streaming at YouTube. Check it out

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  • DREAM THEATER LIVE AT LUNA PARK To Be Released On 2DVD, Blu-ray, Visual Digital Formats And A Deluxe Edition On November 5

    On November 5, 2013, Eagle Rock Entertainment will release Dream Theater: Live At Luna Park on 2DVD, Blu-ray, Visual Digital Formats and a Deluxe Edition. The deluxe edition is an 11.5” square 60 page hardback photobook containing the Blu-ray, 2 DVDs and 3 CDs presenting all the key physical formats in one release; the CDs are only available in this

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  • WARBRINGER announce new album IV

    Los Angeles thrashers WARBRINGER are back with their fourth studio album programmatically entitled, IV: EMPIRES COLLAPSE and is set for release on October 29 via Century Medias Records. IV: EMPIRES COLLAPSE is the studio recording debut of former Mantic Ritual members Jeff Potts (Guitar) and Ben Mottsman (Bass) rounding off WARBRINGER's five-piece line-up.  The album was recorded by producer Steve

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  • BUTCHER BABIES premiere "Magnolia Blvd" music video

    BUTCHER BABIES have partnered with REVOLVERMAG.COM to premiere "Magnolia Blvd," the first music video from the band's debut album 'GOLIATH'. The band offered fans a sneak peek of the clip last night during a live YouNow video chat (archived here) before unveiling the clip today. Watch "Magnolia Blvd" here: http://youtu.be/TjsAloS0ctk The video was directed by Daniel Gomez [EYES SET TO

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  • "Sons of Anarchy" Announces its Season Six Celebration at the El Rey Theatre in LA on Sunday, September 15

    Katey Sagal and the Forest Rangers, who are the “house band” for “Sons of Anarchy” (season six debuts on Tuesday, September 10 on FX) are set to perform at the “SoA” Season six premiere celebration at The El Rey Theatre in LA. “Sons of Anarchy’s” season five notched its most viewers to date, continuing the show’s run as the highest–rated

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  • Blue October Kicks Off 2013 World Tour With A Lucky #13 Billboard Albums Chart Debut

    Platinum indie-rockers Blue October are kicking off their 2013 world tour tonight in New Orleans with their brand new album Sway having debuted at lucky #13 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart.  In addition, Sway has received stellar press notices, especially for the optimistic and positive message the 13 new songs convey.  In his New York Times feature, Andy Langer wrote that Sway "includes

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  • ENTOMBED announces worldwide deal with Century Media Records

    Together with MORBID, TREBLINKA/TIAMAT, GRAVE and DISMEMBER, ENTOMBED belongs to the earliest group of bands that forged the trademark Swedish death metal sound. Formed under the name NIHILIST in 1987, ENTOMBED was influenced by such diverse acts as AUTOPSY, MOTORHEAD, DISCHARGE, KISS and others, resulting in the band's unique "death 'n' roll" style. After inspiring thousands of artists with their

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  • EVOCATION releases new EP, 'Excised And Anatomised'

    After releasing Illusions Of Grandeur last year to critical acclaim, Sweden's EVOCATION has now released a new EP, Excised And Anatomised, today in North America. Featuring five cover versions of metal classics, Excised And Anatomised can be purchased at iTunes and at CM Distro on black and dark red vinyl (USA exclusive color; limited to 100 copies). See below for

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  • KATAKLYSM: Brand New Song Streaming

    Montreal based death metal powerhouse, KATAKLYSM, have the brand new track “Kill the Elite” available for streaming below. The song comes from their highly anticipated upcoming release Waiting for the End to Come, which will be released on October 29th (North America) via Nuclear Blast. http://youtu.be/dNgKyNkBVqk Waiting for the End to Come was recorded by guitarist Jean Francois Dagenais and

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  • Heartsounds Detail Third Studio Album, ‘Internal Eyes,’ Coming October 15th

    Bay Area punk rock group Heartsounds will release their third full-length album, Internal Eyes, on October 15th via Creator-Destructor Records in the US, and Flix Records/Cargo Distribution in Europe.  In anticipation for the upcoming release Heartsounds has premiered a new song titled “The World Up There” today at AltPress.com.  Pre-order the album now at http://creator-destructor.com/. Stream “The World Up There”

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  • DEADLOCK Premiere New Video

    DEADLOCK recently released their new album The Arsonist via Napalm Records.  The album can be purchased on Amazon and iTunes.  Today the band has partnered up with RevolverMag.com the online home of Revolver Magazine for an exclusive premiere of their video for the song "The Great Pretender".  Check out the video below: http://youtu.be/NeC1Ueqzfes "What are we now? We are the

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  • CARCASS: Track-By-Track Video Part 2 Posted

    Disinterred British extreme metal legends CARCASS have made their second track-by-track video available, which breaks down the songs from their upcoming album Surgical Steel. Watch guitarist Bill Steer and drummer Dan Wilding explain the songwriting process for “The Master Butcher's Apron”, “Noncompliance to ASTM F 899-12 Standard”, “The Granulating Dark Satanic Mills” below. Surgical Steel will be released on September

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  • KORN Brings Back Family Values In Honor Of Their New Release 'The Paradigm Shift'

    In 1998, KORN launched their massive national Family Values Festival tour bringing together a diverse line-up of metal, rap and alternative acts to support their debut album Follow The Leader.  Forward 15 years and 11 albums later, the Grammy Award-winning multiplatinum hard rock innovators have announced the return of the FAMILY VALUES FESTIVAL as a one-time spectacular to mark the

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  • SOULFLY Streaming New Song "Master of Savagery"

    Metal icons SOULFLY, led by legendary frontman and guitarist Max Cavalera, have released the second single from their upcoming album Savages via TheGauntlet.com. Check out the song “Master of Savagery” at the following location Ever since the band's gold-certified debut in 1998, SOULFLY have become deadlier and more dangerous with each critically acclaimed successive release and Savages is no exception. The record was produced

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  • Eve To Adam Set To Release 'Locked & Loaded'

    Eve to Adam has found the perfect merger of melody and hard rock, on their upcoming album, 'Locked & Loaded.' Due on Tuesday, September 17th, the album has been preceded by a steamy/sultry video for the standout single, "Straightjacket Supermodel," with a new single, "Immortal," having just arrived at radio. The band has also announced a string of new dates from late

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  • Black Star Riders and Western Sand Announce UK Tour 2013

    Up n' coming UK rockers WESTERN SAND have been confirmed as the opening band on BLACK STAR RIDERS UK/IRE tour later this year. WESTERN SAND have just released their self titled debut EP and it's a scorcher. 4 tracks of ballsy rock n' roll with more swagger than jagger and a cheeky glimpse of what this young band have to

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  • Monster Energy’s Aftershock Festival Band Performance Times Announced For September 14 & 15 At Discovery Park In Sacramento

    The band performance times have been announced for the second annual Monster Energy’s Aftershock Festival, held September 14 & 15 at Discovery Park near downtown Sacramento, CA. Northern California's biggest summer rock festival will feature headlining performances from Avenged Sevenfold, Five Finger Death Punch, Korn and Shinedown, along with many other top rock bands. Performance times are as follows (subject

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  • Slayer Expands L.A. And N.Y. Concerts To Five-Week North American Fall Tour

    Following a summer of storming through Europe, South America and Mexico while topping the bills at solo shows and major festivals, Slayer will headline its first North American tour in two years.  The five-week-plus trek will kick off on October 22 in Anchorage, Alaska, oddly enough marking the first time the band has played there since October 23, 1996.  The tour will

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  • Michael Monroe's 'Horns & Halos' goes straight to No. 1 Finland, turning gold in 4 days

    Michael Monroe’s latest album, ‘Horns And Halos’, has gone straight to the top of the Finnish charts, earning a gold award after just four days of sales! “I'm very happy with how our new album has been received,” comments Michael. “The reviews have been great, and going straight to #1 in the national charts, and selling gold in such a short

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  • The Black Crowes Announce Final 2013 Concert In San Francisco December 14

    THE BLACK CROWES have announced the final show of their 2013 tour--Saturday, December 14 in San Francisco, CA at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium--with Tedeschi Trucks Band and special guest The London Souls. This marks the only West Coast date of this summer’s critically acclaimed package tour. Tickets go on sale Sunday, September 8 at 10:00AM PST. After the 12/14

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  • BUTCHER BABIES Direct Support For DANZIG On October Tour

    Hailed as the breakout band on the 2013 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, the BUTCHER BABIES will be direct support for punk and metal legend DANZIG on his upcoming October tour (complete itinerary below), and will be taking their incendiary live show to the high seas in January 2014, when they join FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, PAPA ROACH, THREE DAYS GRACE,

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  • WATAIN enters international charts with new album, 'The Wild Hunt'

    First week results for WATAIN's The Wild Hunt are in! The black metal trio entered their national Swedish album chart at #1, the German chart at #18, and the USA Billboard Top 200 chart at #158. As a special gift to dedicated fans, a free download of the b-side from the "All That May Bleed" 7" single is now available.

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  • INSOMNIUM launches part 1 of documentary for latest album, 'One For Sorrow'

    Before entering the studio to record their upcoming sixth studio album, Finnish melodic death metallers INSOMNIUM have first compiled a "making of" documentary of their time in the studio recording 2011's One For Sorrow, their Century Media debut. INSOMNIUM comments: "During the spring of 2011, our good friend Jussi Ratilainen decided to shoot some video of INSOMNIUM, which was supposed

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  • Kreator Celebrate Dying Alive DVD Release With Hometown Theatrical Premiere

    On Thursday, August 29th, German thrash metal overlords KREATOR held a highly successful theatrical premiere of their Dying Alive DVD at the renowned Lichtburg Theatre in the band's hometown of Essen, Germany.  The entire band attended the event and took part in a Q&A session after the screening followed by an autograph signing. KREATOR frontman Mille Petrozza reflects on the memorable evening:

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  • Hal Leonard Publishes The Bruce Swedien Recording Method

    Bruce Swedien’s impact on popular music is undeniable. Engineers at all levels use Swedien’s recordings as a definitive sonic standard. The Bruce Swedien Recording Method is a timeless reference for anyone interested in capturing and mixing the best possible music recordings. From recording and mixing Michael Jackson’s albums (Off the Wall, Thriller, Bad, Dangerous, Invincible, and HIStory), to many Quincy

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  • iZotope Releases RX™ 3: A Complete Audio Repair Suite

    iZotope Inc., a leading audio technology company, has released the much-anticipated update to its spectral audio editing and repair suite, RX. RX 3 and RX 3 Advanced provide audio professionals with a completely redesigned user interface, the ability to reduce or remove reverb, clean up dialogue in realtime, and new features for post production, music production, mastering, and more. “Anytime

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  • Cort Guitars Unveils 20th Anniversary Artisan Bass Series

    Cort Guitars unveiled today their 20th Anniversary Artisan bass guitars.  Each model will be available in limited quantities, built with the finest materials and adorned with the 20th Anniversary logo on the electronics cover plate. The Artisan A- Custom 20th is available in four and five strings models (A4 and A5 respectively) and has a bird’s eye maple top and

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  • Tear Out The Heart Giveaway

    TEAR OUT THE HEART will be hitting the road with THE BROWNING, bringing ‘Violence’ to a city near you. In celebration of their dynamic metalcore, Screamer Magazine has teamed up with Victory Records to offer the ultimate TEAR OUT THE HEART giveaway. For your chance to win a t-shirt, pair of gym shorts, zip-up hoodie, and limited edition vinyl of

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NAMM 2014

  • NAMM SHOW: Todd Rundgren to Receive the Les Paul Award at 29th Annual TEC Awards

    Legendary musician, groundbreaking record producer and electronic music revolutionary Todd Rundgren will be honored with the prestigious Les Paul Award at the 29th Annual Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards. The awards recognize outstanding achievement in professional audio technology and production and will be presented Friday, Jan. 24 at the Anaheim Hilton during the 2014 NAMM Show held in Anaheim, CA.

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