Screamer Magazine September 2012
Featuring: Linkin Park. Also Included Staind, John Corabi, Smash Mouth, Saving Abel, Crashdiet, Fozzy, Jeff Linton, Animetal USA, Angels and Kings, Testament, My Darkest Days, Project 86, Headroom, B'z, American Dog, The Other, Kill Devil Hill and Much More.

Articles in the September 2012 Issue

Interviews

  • STAIND - Need We Say More?

    The term “Great American Hard Rock Band” gets thrown around very loosely these days.  Very few bands can truly live up to that name.  With so many different sub-genres under the umbrella of rock n’ roll, it’s easy to become complacent and bored --looking for that sound or tune just like the one you play over and over again in

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  • John Corabi: Life Is As It Should Be

    The words “life is as it should be", are tattooed across John Corabi's neck, but written in Italian; so for those who don't speak the language, only he knows what it says. He looks at it every day in the mirror when he brushes his teeth as a reminder to keep forging ahead.  This motto has helped him with some major setbacks

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  • Smash Mouth - A Little Magic

    When Smash Mouth broke out onto the music scene, their form of rock garnered them the reputation of being a season-of the-sun party band but distinctive none the less blending ska influence with a pop sound.  Smash Mouth continued to break barriers with their debut, Fush Yu Mang, which went double platinum and the genius follow-up, Astro Lounge, giving way to three top-ten hits; All-Star, Then

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  • Linkin Park - LIVING through these THINGS

    If anyone could had ever foretold the future of Linkin Park, as in where they’d be today, would any of them have believed the story yet to be told?  Three high school buddies, Rob Bourdon, Brad Delson and Mike Shinoda, hearing for the first time about Dave Farrell, Joe Hahn and some dude named Chester Bennington, and all the great

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  • Saving Abel - Not Just About the Sex

    Jared Weeks, frontman of Saving Abel, rolled into Des Moines, Iowa just a few hours before the band was scheduled to perform a free military concert. He's been chillin' in his bus wearing jeans with a tracksuit jacket and a Redlight King – a band which has previously toured with the band -- t-shirt peeking out from underneath. A wad of

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  • Crashdiet The Heavier, The Better

    Sweden is famous for its meatballs, and Swedish sleaze band Crashdiet plays meaty glam metal that flaunts cast iron balls. Decked out in studded leather, eyeliner, long spiked hair dyed either menacingly black or scorchingly blond, and playing flashy anthemic rock undercut with a sleazy, sneering punk rawness, this foursome could have just as easily erupted from the Sunset Strip’s

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  • FOZZY - Sin and Bones

    When Chris Jericho stepped into the world spotlight, he was 19.  From that time forward, he spent many years wrestling professionally in the WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment), WCW (World Championship Wrestling) and ECW (Extreme Championship Wrestling).  He’s credited with being the first Undisputed WWF (World Wrestling Federation) Champion as well as the first ever Undisputed Champion of the WWE, and is

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  • INSIDE the INDUSTRY with Jeff Linton; HOUSE OF BLUES-SUNSET STRIP

    One thing the music business has never had is a shortage of attitude.  Anyone who's involved in the industry in any way has dealt with people in a position of power who have attitude.  Within minutes of meeting Jeff Linton, Stage Manager at the House of Blues Sunset Strip in Hollywood, one immediately finds that he too has attitude--and plenty of it.  "Appreciate having you

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  • "Metal it Up" with AniMetal USA

    A funny thing has happened the last five years, metal is making a comeback.  Let’s face it, did you ever think you would see Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax and Slayer on the same stage? Ever since metal was taken over by grunge in the early nineties, the sounds that we become accustomed to have had to take their seat on the

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  • The Land of Angels And Kings

    If Birmingham in the West Midlands of England came up in conversation with a connection to the world of rock music, heavy weight legends Black Sabbath might be one common denominator with Judas Priest coming a close second popping to mind.  There are many other bands naturally that hail from Birmingham, which has the largest population for a city outside of

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Reviews

  • Testament - Dark Roots of Earth

    Thrash metal titans Testament,  first emerged from the bay area in the early 1980's playing alongside acts like Exodus and the highly successful Metallica. Despite their long history in the metal scene, the guys in Testament still haven't missed a beat, and this album stands as testimony. Their latest studio release, Dark Roots of Earth, is anything but ordinary, and

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  • My Darkest Days – Sick and Twisted Affair

    My Darkest Days' second album, Sick and Twisted Affair, was produced by Joey Moi, who's worked with such artists as Hinder, Daughtry and Santana. Offering its fans the same 80s-style, sex-infused rock-n-roll sound as we heard on the first self-titled album released in 2010, if you were a fan of My Darkest Days' first album, you'll find the newest to

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  • Project 86 - Wait for the Siren

    Project 86 is back with their latest release Wait for the Siren, their eighth studio album due out August 21, 2012. Project 86 is from Orange County, CA, with a progressive sound that is very common in today’s urban metal scene. Using a Kickstarter campaign, the band took to the fans saying that now “the fans are our record label”,

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  • Smash Mouth - Magic

    Isn't it annoying when you're walking down the street and a song for no apparent reason enters your mind?  Perhaps that isn't the worse part, maybe it's the fact the song won't leave you alone!  Such a thing could happen to you once you've heard Live To Love Another Day a couple of times.  It's the second song from Smash

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  • Headroom - Radio Cries

    When you take southern rock and mix it with post-grunge, the result is, Headroom. Mixing southern rock with modern-day music is not a new concept though as artists such as Black Stone Cherry already uses a similar style. On their debut album, Radio Cries, the music resembles artists such as Nickelback while Travis Boltz’s vocals resemble something that sounds more

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  • The B'z - The B'z

    The buzz created by B’z, Japan’s all-time best-selling rockers, could easily escalate to a roar in America with their new self-titled, five-song iTunes release. B’z, resounding with 80s-style charismatic metal, is the first done in English (perfect, I might add) by vocalist Koshi Inaba and acclaimed guitarist Tak Matsumoto. The two joined forces in 1988, racking up 45 consecutive #1

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  • American Dog - Poison Smile

    Rev your engines, there’s a new dog in town – American Dog.  In an industry that’s been flooded with sound-alike rock bands, it’s refreshing to hear some good, old-fashioned rock and roll.  American Dog delivers just that. Some may be surprised to learn that the band has been around for quite some time.  The trio formed back in 1999 and

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  • The Other - The Devils You Know

    Halloween has arrived early this year.  German horror punks The Other have a monstrous 15 songs on The Devils You Know, and for the most part quantity does not substitute quality.  The reason for this could be due to the band recruiting new bassist Viktor Sharp.  As lead vocalist Rob Usher puts it, “Lots of ideas on the new album were spawned

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  • Saving Abel LIVE at Wooly's, Des Moines, IA

    It's a Sunday night and Saving Abel is hosting an all-ages show free to military, with cheap tickets for the remainder of the crowd. Held in Des Moines, Iowa's downtown at Wooly's, named because it was once a Woolworth store, the venue has high ceilings extending close to 20 feet and retained architectural features including cast iron columns and original

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  • KILL DEVIL HILL - LIVE Ramona MainStage, Ramona CA

    Close your eyes and mix the heavy roar of Pantera, the classic thunder of Black Sabbath, riffs of Dio, a dash of Corrosion of Conformity and overall haunting vocals in your head; now imagine it, LIVE. Legendary drummer Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath / Dio / Heaven & Hell), bassist Rex Brown (Pantera / Down), guitarist Mark Zavon (Stephen Pearcy / 40 Cycle Hum),

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  • Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators LIVE at The Paramount

    When asked to name the greatest guitarists of our time, few people can deliver such a list without mentioning the man who goes simply by one name – Slash.  Not only is he a rock icon in his own right, but he was a member of one of the greatest bands to ever hit the stage, which is of course,

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Press Releases

  • Goldenlane Records to release epic Outlaws anthology of live and rare tracks

    On September 11, Goldenlane Records (a subsidiary of Cleopatra Records) will release OUTLAWS ANTHOLOGY: LIVE AND RARE (1973-1981).  This once-in-a-lifetime box set of live recordings and rate studio outtakes contains more than four hours of music from the definitive Southern Rock-Country hybrid band: Outlaws. Formed in Tampa Florida in the late sixties, Outlaws’ big signature sound became fully realized in

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  • Anthrax's Among The Living "Audiobiography" Episode Launches On Google Play

    Thrash-metal masters Anthrax and what is arguably the band's signature album, Among the Living, will be featured on Google Play's "Audiobiography" series starting today.  Anthrax's Scott Ian and Joey Belladonna recently pulled back the curtain exclusively for Google Play, discussing at length stories behind the making of their Gold-certified 1987 album that includes some of the band's most popular tracks

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  • Piranha: New Name. New Show. New Album. Same Rockin’ Attitude.

    Busy and memorable are two adjectives that most come to mind regarding Venturacounty rock group, PIRANHA (formerly Feisty Piranhas). Busy, in that the group is putting the finishing touches on their highly-anticipated new album set to be released this Fall; memorable, in that this marks one of the few shows the band is performing in 2012 while they are hard

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  • Aerosmith To Release ‘Music From Another Dimension’ November 6 On Columbia Records

    On November 6, Aerosmith's Steven Tyler (vocals), Joe Perry (guitar), Brad Whitford (guitar), Tom Hamilton (bass) and Joey Kramer (drums) will release MUSIC FROM ANOTHER DIMENSION on Columbia Records.  It marks the band’s 15th studio album and their first studio album of all-new material in 11 years. The album was recorded in Los Angeles and at the band’s studio in

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  • Female-Fronted Goth Rock Metal Band Le Reverie Release Long-Awaited Debut Album!

    New female-fronted Goth Rock Metal band Le Reverie release their long awaited debut album, “Dark Symphony.” This 12-Song record is an amazing combination of Symphony, Goth Rock, Metal and Progressive Rock. The first pressing of the album will also include a free DVD of their Gothic Video Single of the song “Hold Me Down” and will be a Limited Edition

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  • I AM I debut UK Tour dates

    I AM I are pleased to announce that they will be heading out on their first ever UK Headline tour in October, in support of the release of their debut album 'Event Horizon' which will be available to buy on CD & Digital format from September 17th. This first tour sees the band keeping it intimate in some smaller venues

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  • The Smashing Pumpkins Announce Major U.S. Arena Tour

    THE SMASHING PUMPKINS--singer/guitarist BILLY CORGAN, guitarist JEFF SCHROEDER, drummer MIKE BYRNE and bassist NICOLE FIORENTINO—will embark on a U.S. tour launching October 10 in Seattle, WA. Look for the band to perform their critically acclaimed album OCEANIA in full and for the second half of the show they’ll play classics and deep cuts from their body of work.  The PUMPKINS

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  • Sunset Strip Music Festival 2012 Marks Fifth Year More Than 15,000 Fans

    The fifth annual Sunset Strip Music Festival (SSMF) wrapped on Saturday (August 18) with standing-room-only performances on the closed-off Sunset Strip for more than 15,000 fans by headliners Marilyn Manson, The Offspring, Steve Aoki, Bad Religion and more than 70 artists throughout the day and into the night and early morning hours. The festival kicked off Thursday, August 16 with

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  • The Definitive Biography of MOTÖRHEAD: LIVE TO WIN out 8/28 via Cleopatra

    The nearly forty-year career of the epic heavy music band Motörhead  is chronicled in an amazing and collectable book, MOTÖRHEAD: LIVE TO WIN by Alan Burridge (Cleopatra, August 28). LIVE TO WIN is the full, in-depth Motörhead story, with previously unpublished, revealing facts, rare and early photos, and is fully approved and endorsed by Lemmy (who also contributes to the

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  • Bass Virtuoso Brad Russell Debut CD 'Let's Hear It” Featuring Guitar Legend Joe Satriani Now Available

    Much to the excitement of bass players around the world, bass guitar virtuoso Brad Russell has released his debut solo album 'Let's Hear It!' on Steve Vai's Digital Nations label. Featuring guitar legend Joe Satriani, 'Let's Hear It!' explores musical frontiers where no bassist has gone before! Brad is a true bass hero and his debut CD is a solid

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  • As I Lay Dying's new album ‘Awakened’ available for pre-orders today, August 20

    The Grammy-nominated rock group AS I LAY DYING will release their sixth album, AWAKENED, September 25 on Metal Blade. Pre-orders are available today, August 20, via: Metal Blade. After wrapping a successful run as a main stage act on the Rockstar Mayhem Festival with Slipknot, Slayer and more, the group will headline a special album release show-full details to be

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  • Riot Fest Announces After-Party Line-Ups For The Chicago Festival

    RIOT FEST–the music festival which celebrates rock, indie, punk and underground artists from every era--has announced the line-ups and venues for the after-parties for the Chicago festival (see full line-ups below). The official on-sale begins today, August 21 with a limited number of single-day tickets available. All after-parties are open to 3-day pass holders (subject to capacity). This year’s after-parties

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  • The Smashing Pumpkins To Perform On The Tonight Show With Jay Leno Thursday, August 23

    THIS JUST IN: THE SMASHING PUMPKINS will perform “The Celestials” from their current album OCEANIA this Thursday, August 23 on the “Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” their first national television performance since the album’s release. The band--singer/guitarist BILLY CORGAN, guitarist JEFF SCHROEDER, drummer MIKE BYRNE and bassist NICOLE FIORENTINO--are coming off a successful tour of Australia, New Zealand and South

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  • 4ARM Confirmed For Hammerfest V

    4ARM have been invited back to the UK for Hammerfest V 2013. The band will be performing on the second stage on Saturday, 16th of March to join a line-up of bands such as Napalm Death, Candlemass and Enslaved with loads more to be announced. The festival as always will run three stages and have over 50 bands performing. Drummer Michael Vafiotis had this to say:

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  • Adler To Join Forces With Kiss On The Kiss Kruise

    Adler, the new band led by former Guns N Roses drummer Steven Adler has been added to the lineup for The Kiss Kruise.  The second KISS Kruise is setting sail October 31 – November 4, 2012 from Miami, FL to Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas onboard the Norwegian Pearl.  No other Hallows’ Eve celebrations can compare! The Kiss Kruise will mark

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  • NASA's Curiosity Wakes Up to a Dose of Anthrax

    They are one of the bands that helped define the "metal/thrash" genre (with Metallica, Slayer and Megadeth - The Big Four).  Their music has been played at New York's Yankee Stadium, in Moscow, Warsaw, Australia, Japan, and at Castle Donington in the UK.  But now, thanks to NASA, Anthrax is the first metal band to ever have its music played

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  • Former Thieves Release Free Live Album Today!

    In anticipation for their upcoming performance at the Fest in Gainesville in late October, avant garde hardcore band Former Thieves have released a FREE live album today at www.nosleepstore.com. Former Thieves’ No Sleep Live Series 02: @ Aera (Vienna, Austria) July 19, 2012 is the latest release in No Sleep Records’ FREE live music series and features a furious mix

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  • Electric Sister Picked To Play Motley Crue/KISS Concert on August 16

    Oakland-based Electric Sister was tapped to perform at the August 16 Bone Bash XIII with Motley Crue and KISS. Sponsored by 107.7 KSAN (The Bone) in San Francisco, the first part of the Bone Bash contest was fan-based voting, which propelled the band into the Top 5, from which Motley Crue and KISS personally picked the winner. In addition to several

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  • The Darkness New Album ‘Hot Cakes’ out Tuesday, August 21st and Now Streaming On Rollingstone.com

    THE DARKNESS are gearing up for the release of their highly anticipated third studio album HOT CAKES, due out next Tuesday, August 21 on Wind-up Records. The British rock group will premiere the entire album exclusively today on Rolling Stone.com. Fans can pre-order HOT CAKES this week via iTunes. The group’s raucous first single “Everybody Have A Good Time”is impacting radio

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  • The Who Close Out The Olympic Closing Ceremony With Multi-Song Set

    Fans who were disappointed at not the seeing THE WHO’s multi-song performance as part of the Olympic Closing Ceremony can view a portion of the performance at these links found on their official website  and Facebook page. The three-song set of the legendary band’s classics--“Baba O'Riley,” “See Me Feel Me/Listening To You” and “My Generation”--was described by Rolling Stone.com (8-13-12) as

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  • Journey's Neal Schon to release a new solo instrumental album in October on Frontiers Records

    The Calling will be released on October 19 in Europe and October 23 in North America Taking a detour from his main job as lead guitarist for Journey, the multi-talented Neal Schon has put the finishing touches on his latest solo album, The Calling, which will be released by Frontiers Records on October 19th in Europe and October 23rd in North America. Produced by, and featuring, Schon

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  • Here Come The Droogs! The Adicts Celebrate 35 Years With New Album Out In September

    UK punk legends The Adicts have announced plans to release their tenth studio album, All The Young Droogs, via DC-Jam Records on September 11.  The band recently launched a campaign on Pledgemusic.com, where fans can pre-order the new album in a variety of bundles. Listen to the brand new track, “Horrorshow,” streaming now, exclusively on Noisecreep.com: For the last thirty-five years,

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  • Knotfest Peformance Times Released For First-Ever Two-Date Festival On Friday, August 17

    Leading up to the first-ever KNOTFEST powered by Rockstar Energy Drink®--an extraordinary two-day metal and hard rock festival--organizers have released set times today at www.knotfest.com (see times below).  KNOTFEST headliners SLIPKNOT as well as DEFTONES, LAMB OF GOD, MACHINE HEAD, SERJ TANKIAN, CANNIBAL CORPSE, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, THE URGE, PRONG, GOJIRA and more will perform live in the heart

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  • Aerosmith and Johnny Depp Rock The Hollywood Bowl

    AEROSMITH celebrated their sold-out show (Monday, August 6) at the historic Hollywood Bowl surrounded by friends and family.  On hand for their triumphant return to Los Angeles:  actor and guitar player Johnny Depp, who joined the band onstage for the group’s classic version of “Train Kept A Rollin,’” legendary comic book creator Stan Lee (who introduced the Rock and Roll

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  • Rock Band Headroom Announce Video Documentary About Arizona Live Music Scene

    What do Meat Puppets, Gin Blossoms, George Lynch, Soulfly, Flotsam And Jetsam, Megadeth, Jimmy Eat World, The Refreshments, and Local H have in common? These are some of the storied music acts to emerge from Phoenix through the years; Phoenix rock band HEADROOM is on a mission to interview each and every one of them for a documentary about the

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  • Tiger Army's “Octoberflame” Expands In 2012

    TIGER ARMY returns this fall with the fifth installment of Octoberflame! Octoberflame V expands the band’s annual event to include six dates in five cities, including the Bay Area, Southern California and Arizona. “I can’t believe it’s coming up on five years since the first Octoberflame,” commented bandleader and founding member Nick 13.  “I feel like there’s a real legitimacy

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Product Press Releases

  • IK Multimedia announces iRig KEYS

    IK Multimedia – the leader in mobile music creation accessories for iOS – is proud to announce iRig™ KEYS, the first ultra-slim and highly portable universal MIDI controller keyboard for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Mac/PC. iRig KEYS connects directly to the dock connector of the iOS device or the USB port on Mac/PC. It features 37 velocity-sensitive mini-keys — 3

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