Screamer Magazine October 2014
Featuring: . Also Included Godsmack, Texas Hippie Coalition, Enuff Z'nuff, Saving Abel, Another Lost Year, Evergrey, Aurin, Volbeat, Five Finger Death Punch, Linkin Park, AFI and Much More.

Articles in the October 2014 Issue

Interviews

  • GODSMACK – A Little Campho-Phenique Will Help With That

    What a name and what a ride it’s been so far for multi-platinum rock band, Godsmack.  With a moniker like that, you better be as raw and powerful as the name suggests, but what’s in a name anyway? Everything.  Your name is your identity; your calling card out to the world and people take notice when ‘God smacks’ you; especially

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  • BIG DAD RITCH - Texas Hippie Coalition's Texas Tornado

    "If there was a race from Earth to the heavens, and if how close you would get to God was determined on how fast you shot from Earth to heaven, wouldn’t it be strange to see a lot of us long-haired, tattooed hippie freaks rising faster than those preachers.” James Richard Anderson, better known as Big Dad Ritch (or simply

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  • ENUFF Z’NUFF – Like a Sumo Wrestler and a Cupcake!

    Not many bands deserve the respect that should be laid at the feet of this Illinois-based rock band.  Since 1984, they have worked hard and relentlessly plied their art which is an infectious pop-driven form of accessible and at times quirky style of rock music.  Their self-titled debut album was unveiled in 1989 complete with glitter and dazzle and effortlessly

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  • SAVING ABEL – New Horizons

    In the years following its initial formation in 2004, Saving Abel has seen some changes.  When former vocalist Jared Weeks made the decision to pursue a solo project last December, vocalist Scotty Austin was asked to step in after his former band opened for Saving Abel.  “My band opened for Saving Abel and the next day the manager called and

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  • ANOTHER LOST YEAR - Times Are A Changin'

    It's been since spring 2013 when we last talked to Clinton Cunanan, lead singer of the hard rock band Another Lost Year. When we last visited with Cunanan, it was while he and I sat on the Another Lost Year RV before a show at Krazee Kafe in Des Moines, Iowa, with a photographer documenting the entire interaction. See the

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  • EVERGREY – Embracing A Sense Of Hope

    Back in 1998 a Swedish metal band went to Gothenburg to record their debut studio album The Dark Discovery not realizing that in 2014 they would still be a functioning band and ready to unveil album number nine.  Hymns for the Broken captures a band in touch with their strengths yet moving in to a new direction regarding the lyrical

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  • AURIN - Cathartic Darkness

    Among the many catalysts in music production, there remain those experiences and those feelings that initially coax the artist to the drawing board – those that put pen to paper, those that transform verse to song, and those that ultimately bind the artist to their audience both on and off stage. For Andrew Wayne, growing up in New Jersey was

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Reviews

  • SLASH feat. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators - World On Fire

    A summer tour for 2014 put Slash, Myles Kennedy, Frank Sidoris, Todd Kerns and Brent Fitz on stage with Aerosmith as they hit 19 dates across the country.  The last three shows are took place at legendary Hollywood music venues: the Troubadour on September 23, the Roxy on September 25 and the Whisky on September 26. World On Fire released

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  • BUTCHER BABIES – Uncovered

    There’s very little disputing the impact this quintet have had on the metal fraternity.  Two attractive front-women backed by a sleek-looking band of three guys have laid waste to many audiences who have been feasting their ears and eyes on the entire exhibitions the band have shared to date.  Their debut full length album Goliath showcased their aggressive and brutal

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  • OZZY OSBOURNE - Memoirs of a Madman CD/DVD

    On October 14, 2014 Epic Records/Legacy Recordings releases a CD/2-DVD set chronicling the solo career of hard rock icon Ozzy Osbourne. The set, named Memoirs of a Madman, includes a single CD with 17 of Osbourne's hit singles and a 2-DVD set containing classic music videos, unreleased live performances and interviews. An exclusive set is also available, which includes an

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  • CROBOT – Something Supernatural

    Like someone leaving the window open as a gush of wind enters a busy office and papers are blown all over the place, paperwork flies here and there captured in a moment of brief chaos; this is the imagery that might accompany listening to Crobot and their studio long player called Something Supernatural. This Pottsville-based primal rock outfit made up

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  • VIRGIL & THE ACCELERATORS – Army Of Three

    A brisk and emotive concoction awaits those who venture near this UK-based blues orientated rock n’roll three-piece.  With a line-up which includes Virgil McMahon attacking the guitar and dealing admirably on lead vocals, drummer and backing vocalist Gabriel McMahon plus Jack Alexander Timmis-Lakland providing bass and backing vocals, it is time for you to grip the railings as album number

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  • ANTHRAX - Chile on Hell DVD

    If you are a metal band and you want to shoot a concert DVD, you might want to head to South America. It is fairly well known that South American fans love the metal and will make for an amazing audience for your show. Anthrax clearly knew this when they headed to the Teatro Caupolican in Santiago, Chile on May

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  • ZODIAC - Sonic Child

    Adopting the 70's work ethic of prolific and rapid releases, the German emotive rocking quartet follow-up last year’s A Hiding Place with their third studio album.  At one time it wouldn’t be too hard to find descriptions of this band being described as bluesy rockers but it’s too dismissive of how versatile they are.  Sonic Child complete with stunning album cover

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  • STRYPER - Live At The Whisky

    The legacy of Stryper as a cornerstone in the hard rock market runs back 30 years to the days when creating the genre’s top hard rocking riffs wasn’t following suit from bands that came before them, but developing an art that was still new to listeners, and in just a few short years, viewers too as MTV was on the

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  • AMULET – The First

    The debut album by these London-based metal hoodlums echoes the debut Iron Maiden album with moments of instrumentation which is comparable to prime cuts of Motörhead.  Is this a good thing?  Naturally if you’re rather partial to the resurgence of another NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal) which was in prominence relatively briefly in the very late 70s and early

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  • TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION - Ride On

    “If it ain’t broke don’t fix it.” Texas Hippie Coalition, the self-described “red dirt metal” band certainly subscribes to that theory. With Ride On, their fourth album, there is nothing groundbreaking compared to their previous albums. Then again, go back to the opening statement. If something is working, change just for the sake of change isn’t necessarily a good thing. Although fans

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  • WORK OF ART - Framework

    It has been a long, long road for these Swedish melodic rockers.  Formed back in 1992 and only now preparing to release their third studio album, you’d be somewhat puzzled at the time line.  Imagine if you will a group of talented melodic rockers only managing three albums of material which was poor in quality over a career lasting 22 years? 

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  • FAITHSEDGE - The Answer Of Insanity

    Faithsedge returns with their second album titled The Answer Of Insanity.   The band has been called a super group which is led by power packed vocalist Giancarlo Floridia who also plays guitar.  He joins guitarist Alex De Rosso (Dokken, Vertigo), producer and bassist Fabrizio Grossi (Steve Lukather/Alice Cooper), and drummer Tony Morra (Rebecca St James, Van Zant).  Adding to the convergence

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  • AMPLIFIER - Mystoria

    Front man and main brain behind the mighty England-based progressive rockers Amplifier would possibly admit that he wasn’t prepared for the pivotal impact ex-Oceansize guitarist Steve Durose and bassist Alex ‘Magnum’ Redhead would have when they joined the line-up.  Since they added their abilities and talent to the music the quartet have certainly been prolific. Mystoria doesn’t signal extended virtuosity

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  • VOLBEAT / FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH - Cedar Rapids, IA

    Apparently Cedar Rapids, Iowa appreciates their rock music. On Saturday, September 20, the US Cellular Center was a packed house of more than 8,000 people, some of whom lined up as early as 8 am to get their desired position to see Nothing More, Hellyeah, Volbeat, and Five Finger Death Punch. The show was a record setter for the venue,

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Press Releases

  • GWAR Eternal Tour Honors Lost Leader Oderus Urungus and Introduces New Scumdogs

    GWAR Eternal Tour Honors Lost Leader Oderus Urungus and Introduces New Scumdogs. The Scumdogs of the Universe are sharpening their axes and stoking the fires of their great war engines in preparation for the fall 2014 GWAR Eternal Tour. Global leaders had hoped the bouts of terror accompanying GWAR's annual rampages would finally come to an end with the passing

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  • MACHINE HEAD: New Song Released and Pre-Order Available!

    Bay Area Metal Titans MACHINE HEAD, have released the first single from their eighth full-length album Bloodstone & Diamonds, here. “Now We Die” is taken from the band’s Nuclear Blast Entertainment debut, which will be released on November 7 (Europe) and November 10, 2014 (N. America/UK) on several physical and digital formats. Pre-order the CD, limited edition mediabook, box set,

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  • GUS G. kicks off worldwide touring; set to release expanded edition of 'I Am the Fire'

    In support of his recently released solo debut I Am The Fire, OZZY OSBOURNE / FIREWIND guitarist GUS G. has now embarked on a run of acoustic shows together with Mats Levén, the main vocalist on the album. In mid-October, GUS G. will then head to North America for a string of dates with LYNAM before joining up with the

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  • New Damage Records Signs Canadian Hardcore Band Exalt; Pale Light, Out November 4th; Pre-Order The Album Now!

    New Damage Records is thrilled to announce the addition of EXALT to their world roster. The Kitchener, Ontario-based hardcore band will release their sophomore album Pale Light on November 4th. Pale Light is the follow up record to EXALT’s buzzed about 2012 debut Breach False Minds. Fans can pre-order the album now at iTunes (http://bit.ly/1yoLqWk) and from New Damage Records

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  • While Heaven Wept Release Second Album Trailer

    Commemorating their 25th year of existence with their sixth studio album, Suspended At Aphelion, Virginia's long running epic metallers WHILE HEAVEN WEPT have released their second video trailer discussing the new album’s concept & lyrics, available for viewing on the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLB4brr7vf-P6URIffxQRZVczsll4vBhOr Performed by WHILE HEAVEN WEPT’s entire Fear Of Infinity line-up and including two esteemed guests,

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  • ONSLAUGHT’S Sy Keeler To Sit Out Us/Canada/South America Tour – Ex Anthrax Legend Neil Turbin Steps Into The Breech..!

    Onslaught vocalist Sy Keeler will sit out the bands upcoming ‘THRASH INVSION TOUR’ of the US / Canada / South America, featuring ‘ONSLAUGHT / ARTILLERY / VX36 due to health issues with his son. Sy Keeler comments: I know you are going to be disappointed with my decision as am I, but I sincerely hope you can understand our situation.

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  • Weezer's Death To False Metal; Out On Vinyl Nov 11; Pre Order Tues Sept 30, 3 PM EST

    SRCVinyl is proud to announce the release of Weezer's Death to False Metal for the first time on vinyl. Originally known as Odds and Ends, this record is comprised of 11 previously unreleased (on vinyl) tracks from Weezer's career. "These were great songs, great recordings, but for some reason they didn't make the final cut for previous records," Weezer frontman

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  • Rigor Mortis Premieres New Song

    Twenty-Three years after their last record, and nineteen months after the tragic loss of guitarist Mike Scaccia, DFW TX Speed/Thrash Metal pioneers, RIGOR MORTIS, will release their fourth and final studio album - Slaves to the Grave (Due October 7th via Rigor Mortis Records). This marks the bands first studio album in 23 years, and the first with the classic

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  • CLASSIC ROCK ROLL OF HONOUR 2014: Gregg Allman To Receive “Living Legend Award” At Rock’N’Roll Awards Ceremony On Tue. Nov. 4 At The Avalon In Los Angeles

    Hosted by UK-based Classic Rock magazine, the 10th annual Classic Rock Awards – the Classic Rock Roll Of Honour announced via USA TODAY (HERE) that Gregg Allman, one of rock's most acclaimed and beloved icons, will be this year’s recipient of the Living Legend award. Previous winners of the Living Legend Award include: Jeff Beck, Alice Cooper, Jimmy Page, Lemmy Kilmister,

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  • OBITUARY Premieres New Song On Metal Sucks! Announce European Tour

    Death metal legends OBITUARY make their Relapse debut with Inked In Blood, their 9th full length LP. Inked in Blood will be released October 28th in North America (UK/World October 27th and Germany/Benelux/Finland on October 24th) via Relapse Records. Almost three decades in, Inked In Blood stands out as one of the finest moments in OBITUARY's already godlike discography. So

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  • Aaron Lewis Safe After Charter Jet Aircraft Veers Off Taxiway

    Aaron Lewis is safe after a private charter jet he was a passenger on was disabled today, causing a flight cancellation. After filming a segment for his TV show ‘On The Road’ for the Sportsman’s Channel, an error caused the Cessna Citation V jet to veer off the taxiway and become stuck in mud, prohibiting the safe continuation of the

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  • RIGHTEOUS VENDETTA Joins Thousand Foot Krutch on Tour

    Out now on the road with Nonpoint for the “Breaking Skin Tour,” Wyoming's Righteous Vendetta have revealed even more shows this season. Beginning October 12, 2014, Righteous Vendetta will hit the road on a string of dates with Canadian rockers Thousand Foot Krutch and special guests We As Human. “I can speak for the entire band when I say we

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  • SUICIDE SILENCE are coming to SANTA ANA w/ THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER!

    California based extreme metal titans SUICIDE SILENCE, and Michigan's unstoppable sons of molten melodic death metal, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, will combine forces this Fall on a heavy metal campaign across North America presented by Blackcraft! Joining them are Salt Lake City deathcore merchants CHELSEA GRIN and Sacramento based tech-death proprietors ALTERBEAST. "It has been way too long since we

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  • Winger New Music Video Better Days Comin'

    WINGER have unveiled a new music video - the title track from their Billboard chart breaking album 'Better Days Comin', released earlier this year via Frontiers Records. This new video follows an extensive 2014 worldwide tour, including UK / European dates in May and June. Winger's main stage performance at Download Festival saw bassist Liam Wilson (The Dillinger Escape Plan) join the band on stage

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  • Decapitated Announce Lyric Video For "Blood Mantra" + Headlining Fall Tour Off-Dates

    Polish technical death metallers DECAPITATED have released a lyric video for the title track off their sixth studio album Blood Mantra, due out in North America on September 30th. Watch it on the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/watch?v=swweYENI5z8&list=PLB4brr7vf-P4Q4mdiUCAhGq4ajbthasus&index=1 Additionally, DECAPITATED have added five headlining off-dates to their upcoming trek with GWAR on the “GWAR Eternal Tour 2014,” which launches on

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  • DRAGONFORCE Announces North American Tour Dates With Kamelot

    DRAGONFORCE released their latest album "Maximum Overload" to critical acclaim this past August on Metal Blade Records. Produced by Jens Bogren at Fascination Studios in Örebro and Varberg, Sweden, the new opus will be the band's first ever album involving an outside producer, having historically opted to record themselves in association with Karl Groom. In support of the album DRAGONFORCE

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  • Post Season Premiere New Song/Lyric Video; Pre-Orders Available For Upcoming EP "Hollowed Out Hearts"

    Post Season is five friends from the northeastern United States, brought together by a desire to make their own lasting mark in the scene through sheer dedication and hard work. Following up last year's debut full length "Remember" is a self-produced acoustic EP "Sometimes We Play Acoustic" and all-new full band EP "Hollowed Out Hearts". Post Season's incredible DIY work

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  • ENABLER signs worldwide deal with Century Media Records; re-issue of 'La Fin Absolue Du Monde' with additional bonus tracks due out 12/8 in Europe

    Century Media Records has signed Ohio-based hardcore/metal band, ENABLER. Led by frontman, songwriter, and guitarist Jeff Lohrber, ENABLER stands as one of the most honest, pissed off, and heartfelt metallic hardcore bands around today. The band's sound, which is a unique mixture of thrash, death metal, punk rock, and hardcore has made an impact all over the world since their

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  • Black Crown Initiate Debuts More New Music, Pre Orders Live

    NEW YORK - PA metal torchbearers BLACK CROWN INITIATE have debuted a second song titled "Withering Waves" from their upcoming debut LP The Wreckage Of Stars, due out on September 30th, 2014. The band recently released "The Great Mistake" to much critical acclaim, click to listen. The band will release The Wreckage Of Stars onSeptember 30, 2014 via eOne Music. The

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  • THE ROLLING STONES "From The Vaults" Series Unveiled This November

    Eagle Rock Entertainment are about to deliver a double dose of Rolling Stones this November, with the debut of the new series of live concerts: From The Vault. From The Vault will unveil live concert films from the Rolling Stones archive, now receiving their first official release. The footage from these concerts have been carefully restored, and the sound has

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  • Black Label Society Announce Tour Dates w. Hatebreed

    Black Label Society Announce 2015 Tour Dates With Hatebreed + Butcher Babies "Scars" Video Released; Catacombs Of The Black Vatican Out Now As the Catacombs of the Black Vatican World Tour continues, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY has announced a new batch of tour dates for the start of the new year. The band will hit the road with HATEBREED and BUTCHER

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  • The Big Orlando Debuts 12/7 With Fall Out Boy, Weezer, Young The Giant, Dirty Heads, J Roddy, Big Data & more

    The first annual edition of The Big Orlando festival is set for Sunday, December 7 at the Central Florida Fairgrounds in Orlando, Florida. The Big Orlando will feature performances from Fall Out Boy, Weezer, Young The Giant, Dirty Heads, J Roddy, Big Data, Bear Hands, Twin Atlantic, Islander, and more. “After four years of success with X102.9 in Jacksonville and

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  • FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH: Co-Headlining Fall Arena Tour With Volbeat Kicks Off September 16

    As global rock heavyweights FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and VOLBEAT gear up for their co-headlining North American fall arena tour kicking off tomorrow, Tuesday, 9/16 in Salt Lake City, several dates including shows at the U.S. Cellular Coliseum (Cedar Rapids, IA), Deltaplex Arena (Grand Rapids, MI), Mohegan Sun Arena (Uncasville, CT) and The Joint at the Hard Rock (Las Vegas)

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  • STRYPER; Live At The Whisky Slated for Release on September 23rd

    Stryper is back with their latest release, a live CD/DVD combination called Live At The Whisky. The live recording will be available on September 23rd via Frontiers Records and is a must have for any fan. The concert was recorded at a sold-out show last November at the famous Whisky a Go Go on Sunset Blvd. The 16-track collection documents

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  • SOEN; Forthcoming Second Studio Album,Tellurian Available November 2014

    It's hard to put a handle on SOEN, but if progressive music is "entertainment for those who are easily bored," then this Swedish outfit fits easily under that heading. As their forthcoming second studio album Tellurian makes plain, SOEN – that’s drummer Martin Lopez (ex-Opeth, Amon Amarth), vocalist Joel Ekelöf (Willowtree), guitarist Joakim Platbarzdis and bassist Stefan Stenberg – are

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  • Motorhead's Motorboat: Megadeth Withdraws Due To Medical Issue, Metal Allegiance All-Star Band Added

    Motörhead’s Motörboat regrets to announce that thrash metal trailblazers Megadeth have been forced to withdraw from the September 22-26 cruise due to medical reasons. Heavy metal all-star band Metal Allegiance – including Megadeth’s David Ellefson and Chris Broderick – has been added to the Motörhead’s Motörboat music lineup. Metal Allegiance promises Motörboaters the rare opportunity to see a diverse group

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  • HAKEN announce release of Restoration EP

    Following the release of Haken's critically acclaimed album 'The Mountain' last year, plus plenty of touring and even three nominations at this year's Progressive Music Awards, the London-based progressive metallers are extremely pleased to announce the release of the digital-only 'Restoration' EP in the US on the 11th of November 2014. 'Restoration' is comprised of three reworked and updated songs

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  • Neurotic Deathfest 2015 with Bloodbath + Disavowed + Internal Suffering + Immolation and many more!

    In 2015 the leading extreme metal festival Neurotic Deathfest will return once more to the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands. On Friday 17 April, Saturday 18 April and Sunday 19 April the absolute top of this genre will visit Tilburg for the biggest extreme metal festival of Europe. A few of the first names of the line-up: genre celebrities

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  • Saving Abel to release Blood Stained Revolution on Veterans Day

    Since 2008 Saving Abel has embodied the definition of ‘Southern Rock’. Even before their self-titled debut album for Capitol Records was released they were barnstorming the country making fans everywhere they went, just by being themselves. Simple, down home, charming, country-boys with immeasurable talent that was destined to take them straight to the top. 2014 is no different, and the

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  • John Taglieri Slams Into The Billboard Indie Chart At #112

    Veteran singer / songwriter John Taglieri's new Ep, Days Like These has entered the Billboard Independent Album Chart at #112 in it's first week of release, surrounded by artists such as Michael W. Smith, Hellyeah, Blackberry Smoke and Pop Evil "To say this is fantastic news is a massive understatement," says Taglieri. "Days Like These actually came in higher than

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Hollywood Spotlight

  • PYROMANIA - AXS TV's The World's Greatest Tribute Bands

    As AXS TV's The World's Greatest Tribute Bands kicks off it's fourth season, the crowds at the world famous Whisky A Go Go appear to be larger and more enthusiastic than ever!  All participants of past, present and future shows are not only welcomed, but encouraged to attend as many shows as possible and this night was no exception.  Spotted

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  • SLASH: Set For Third Straight Top Ten Album Debut

    SLASH and his band Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators have unleashed their electrifying 17-song opus WORLD ON FIRE to worldwide acclaim. Clocking in at #10 on the U.S. Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, the new album marks SLASH’s third straight album to debut in the Top Ten. Other top ten entries around the world include #2 in Australia, #2

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  • Dennis DeYoung and the Music of Styx Live in Los Angeles

    Powerful. Majestic. Compelling. These are some of the words that have described the unforgettable live performances given by singer/songwriter/ keyboardist Dennis DeYoung. Now in 2014, the nearly five decade musical legacy of DeYoung has come full circle. On October 21st Frontiers Music Srl will release Dennis DeYoung And The Music Of STYX Live In Los Angeles in 2CD/DVD, Blu-ray and

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  • PRONG, Rattlehead, Le Reverie - Grove of Anaheim

    The Grove of Anaheim waxed eclectic last Friday night with three musically-diverse bands sharing the stage. And despite the sparsely-attended event, the combination of varied musical elements proved to work well as the evening unfolded. The show opener was Le Reverie, a quintet from Los Angeles, utilizing hard rock and progressive elements to create a haunting set of music. Priming

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  • Photos - PRONG, Rattlehead, Le Reverie - Grove of Anaheim

    CLICK HERE to read a review of the show.

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Plug-In

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