Screamer Magazine September 2013
Featuring: Megadeth. Also Included Aerosmith, Last In Line, Jared James Nichols, Venrez, Metallica, Maps for Travelers, Mindset Evolution, Black Orchid, Sinner, Counterparts, Hibria, Getaway Rock Festival, Texas Hippie Coalition, Eve To Adam, Wayland, Sunset Strip Music Festival, Vans Warped Tour and Much More.

Articles in the September 2013 Issue

Interviews

  • A Bloody GWAR B-Q

    Welcome to GWAR B-Q" rattled a ticket taker some sixty years of age wearing a questioning smile, attempting not to stare too hard at a group of twenty something’s, their faces filled with piercings, bodies covered with tattoos. Such is the setting for yet another summer gathering of counter cultural hooligans, hordes of GWAR fanatics enjoying a day replete with extreme music

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  • AEROSMITH - Rock For The Rising Sun

    This past July, Aerosmith released their first concert film in 9 years titled Rock for the Rising Sun. The simultaneous release on DVD, Blu-Ray and digital formats offers a portrayal of life on the road with the band combining superb live performances, as they toured Japan only seven to eight months after the country experienced a mega earthquake and killer

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  • Vivian Campbell - LAST IN LINE - Reclaiming Our Heritage

    Bright and sunny on a Southern California morning, Vivian Campbell has a bit of zeal in his voice as he says good morning.  “I’m doing extremely well.  It’s just a bump in the road, but I’m doing well and keeping busy.  The Leppard tour was just too short.  We had just gotten started good and had to stop.  As for

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  • Andrew Freeman - LAST IN LINE - Stepping Into Rock History

    Las Vegas welcomes back Andrew Freeman after a brief European tour with Last In Line, the newly re-formed Dio band.  Vivian Campbell, Vinny Appice, Jimmy Bain and Claude Schnell reunite as Last In Line with Andrew Freeman on vocals. Freeman is best known for his time in Lynch Mob and The Offspring, and is currently in the lineup for Raiding The Rock

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  • MEGADETH - David Ellefson Talks Life and Deth

    When you are a member of a multi-platinum selling band such as Megadeth, life doesn't really slow down much, even when you are 30 years down the road. Screamer Magazine alum ( he was a monthly columnist back in 1993) and Megadeth bassist Dave Ellefson knows that all too well. While on a three week break from touring, Mr. Ellefson

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  • JARED JAMES NICHOLS - Time For A Wild Revival

    The family tree of rock & roll has roots traceable directly to the blues. The Beatles and Stones in the early 60’s were heavily influenced by American blues albums they would order by mail from the United States. Later in that decade came Led Zeppelin and Jimi Hendrix, who both took traditional blues music, put it in a blender, and spit

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  • VENREZ - Blasting an American Illusion

    Walking through VIP area at The House of Blues in Las Vegas, Steven Berez of Venrez follows his tour manager, Troy Farrell, through the dimly-lit balcony.  The repeat guttural beat of the bass drum resonates as they search for a quiet spot to chat.  Taking the elevator down, solace is found in a banquet room bathed in gold overtones and heavy velvet curtains.  Seated

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Reviews

  • JARED JAMES NICHOLS - Old Glory & The Wild Revival EP

    Jared James Nichols is the latest in a long line of guitarists to take the blues, shake them up, and deliver forth a blend of that pays homage quite nicely to rock’s musical roots. Starting with Jimi Hendrix, continuing with Stevie Ray Vaughn, and extending to the present day with players such as Joe Bonamassa, the blues/rock, guitarist/singer genre is well-defined.

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  • METALLICA: The Trash Stash by Jerry Ewing

    Though it is an “unofficial and unauthorized” book, Metallica: The Thrash Stash is a perfect coffee table book for any true Metallica fan. Author Jerry Ewing is a rock journalist who has written for such publications as Metal Forces, Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, and Stuff. A quote from the book’s introduction makes Ewing’s metal fandom clear. “As they strode unassailably towards

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  • MAPS FOR TRAVELERS - Change Your Name

    Hailing from Kansas City, this eager young four-piece are hoping to announce their presence with nothing less than positive overtones as they unleash their debut album Change Your Name.  This album sparkles and crackles in places and should be a work of art these lads are proud of.  One moment real angst surfaces and then the next there is more

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  • MINDSET EVOLUTION - Brave, Bold and Broken

    Welcome ladies and gentlemen to the full length debut album by a hard rocking and hard-working band who show real potential to be a big hitter.  Brave, Bold and Broken showcases melody, punch, driving anthems and a strong self-worth and self-belief in itself.  Eleven songs including the single Burn it Down tell you all that you need to know.  This

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  • BLACK ORCHID - Wake

    Are you in the mood for something dark, brutal and efficient?  If the answer is yes to this question, then give these guys a listen.  Black Orchid Invest an experienced ear and insight with this latest album due to it being their fifth studio release, plus with these guys plying their trade since at least 2002, Wake is something of

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  • SINNER - Touch of Sin 2

    This feels like a new chapter of optimism and hope as the band Sinner enjoy a moment of re-establishment.  Mat Sinner formed this band back in 1982, and as vocalist and bassist he had this to say about Touch of Sin 2, “When we were younger and new to the music business, we were proud to be part of the

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  • COUNTERPARTS - The Difference Between Hell and Home

    Hailing from Hamilton, Ontario, these hard-core merchants offer up their third long player.  If you’re reading this and battling a hangover then this album is one to avoid as the aggression is turned up to the maximum, and they’re not in the mood to tip-toe around anyone.  The Difference Between Hell and Home is the result of a band that

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  • HIBRIA - Silent Revenge

    This Brazilian melodic power metal outfit are better known perhaps in Japan and South America where after releasing three studio albums, they have toured and worked hard to raise their profile.  Now they reach out further as they promote their fourth album Silent Revenge. If you’re a fan of old school thrash with a strong presence of melody, then this

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  • Texas Hippie Coalition/Eve To Adam--The Roxy, Hollywood, CA 8/11/13

    Two bands with very different images—but both capable of rocking very hard—stopped by the legendary Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles in the midst of their Highway Robbery nationwide tour. You think Sunday night is a tough night to gig? Then try playing not just on a Sunday night, but also playing a set list filled with songs from an album

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  • WAYLAND – Ames AND Boone, Iowa – August 10th and 11th

    After playing at the Full Throttle Saloon in Sturgis, SD for three consecutive nights, Wayland departed for Iowa. They had opened for Scott Weiland, Vince Neil and JACKYL (Wayland is managed by JACKYL's Jesse James Dupree). After that exciting week at Sturgis, Wayland then headed straight to Iowa to play two Zylstra Harley-Davidson-sponsored shows. The first show was on Saturday, August 10, at the Zylstra Harley-Davidson dealership

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Press Releases

  • Tantric Signs With Pavement Entertainment

    Louisville-based eclectic rock act Tantric have just signed a deal with Pavement Entertainment and will release their eagerly awaited fifth studio album entitled '37 Channels' in September 17, 2013. It's the band's first work since their 2009 release, 'Mind Control'. “37 Channels” maintains Tantric's tradition of exploring new directions by integrating diverse influences such as old school country, southern and

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  • PROGRESSIVE NATION AT SEA 2014 The Prog Event Of The Millennium

    PROGRESSIVE NATION AT SEA 2014 have confirmed the remaining acts added to complete the final lineup to what will be the biggest event of it's kind in the history of the PROG genre! 23 bands & artists are on board featuring... TRANSATLANTIC, PORTNOY SHEEHAN MACALPINE SHERINIAN, JON ANDERSON, ADRIAN BELEW'S POWER TRIO, DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT, KING'S X, SPOCK'S BEARD, THE

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  • GIRL ON FIRE Stream 'NOT BROKEN'

    Seattle rockers GIRL ON FIRE are teaming up with our friends at REVOLVER MAGAZINE to stream their debut album 'NOT BROKEN' in its entirety. With the record's September 3 release less than a week away, you can now listen to the whole album here: The first single from 'NOT BROKEN' is "The Takedown" and is currently rising the charts at SiriusXM

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  • TURISAS Premiere "Ten More Miles" Video

    TURISAS have partnered with Revolver Magazine to premiere the music video for "Ten More Miles," from their new album 'TURISAS2013'. The album, the band's fourth studio release, comes out Tuesday, September 3 on Century Media Records. You can watch the video here: http://youtu.be/MhgsqSBHA6M Says TURISAS frontman Mathias Nygard of the epic video: "Times change, people change, bands change... but do

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  • Ill Niño Announce Tour

    ILL NIÑO will embark on the American Epidemia Tour this fall which is slated to begin on September 28th. Throughout the month-long run, ILL NIÑO will be honoring US Military service personnel by offering free admission and 2-for-1 tickets for all who present a Military ID at each event. A son of a US Army war veteran, bassist Laz Pina

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  • WINTERSUN Thanks Fans for Sold Out Shows

    Finnish Epic Metallers WINTERSUN are currently touring North America supported by FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, ARIS and STARKILL. The tour kicked off last week in Baltimore (Aug 6) and was followed by tremendous gigs in Philadelphia, two sold out shows in New York and Cambridge as well as their first headliner show in Canada on this run, in Toronto. Recently the band’s

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  • Scorpion Child: Official "Polygon Of Eyes" Video Premieres On Eddietrunk.Com

    EddieTrunk.com is hosting the world premiere of the official “Polygon Of Eyes” video by Austin rockers SCORPION CHILD, shot by director Ramon Boutviseth of Studio RB Films in the heat of a Los Angeles summer day.  View it here or below: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPGabnPz0bk “Polygon Of Eyes” was selected as “Single of the Week” in the “Up & Coming Artist” category by

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  • Affiance to tour the US w/ Protest The Hero & Architects

    Cleveland's AFFIANCE will tour the US with Protest The Hero, Architects, and The Skindred from November 7 to December 15! All dates are below. This tour follows up Affiance's recent US run with Killswitch Engage and Darkest Hour that gained them a HUGE new fanbase. Singer Dennis Tvrdik commented on the tour, "So many of our fans have been wanting

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  • Red Fang Premiere First Single "Blood Like Cream"

    The Portland, OR-based group RED FANG have debuted the lead single--“Blood Like Cream,” from their third studio album, WHALES AND LEECHES--today (August 27) on SPIN.com. Listen to the song which SPIN hails “a gruff, flesh-hungry challenge to Queens of the Stone Age's throne” and read RED FANG’s new biography, written by Melvins bassist Jared Warren here: http://tinyurl.com/kahzrtf. Beginning today, fans will

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  • Tom Keifer To Play September Shows With Halestorm

    Singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist TOM KEIFER has been on the road supporting his new cd “The Way Life Goes” for the better part of 2013. Keifer and his band wrapped up the first part of the tour with a performance on The Late Show with David Letterman at the end of June. Having taken a short break from touring, Keifer and company plan

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  • Harbor Records Signs Illusions

    Harbor Records is proud to announce that they have signed Florida’s newest post-hardcore beast Illusions. Harbor Records, Illusions, and Under The Gun partnered up to exclusively reveal the announcement and premiere the band’s lyric video for their debut single, entitled “Hieroglyphics.” Harbor Records owner Ryan Williford had this to say about the singing, “I’ve known Jorge since his previous band,

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  • CONEY HATCH to launch the first single off the new album “Four”

    Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the digital release of the first single from CONEY HATCH new album "Four" entitled "Blown Away". This rocking new song is accompanied by a videoclip that was shot by the band during the summer and that is possible to watch on Youtube below: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kaX7gLnhuFY CONEY HATCH new album “Four” will be released on September

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  • CARCASS Debut "Unfit for Human Consumption" Track

    Disinterred British extreme metal legends CARCASS, in cooperation with TheGauntlet.com, have made the track “Unfit for Human Consumption” available for streaming here http://goo.gl/VyH8V0. The song comes from their upcoming record Surgical Steel, which will be released on September 16 (UK), September 13 (Rest of Europe) and September 17 (North America). The highly-anticipated sixth full-length album by CARCASS, will be made

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  • Claps For Caroline’s Forbidden EP Exclusively Streaming on YouTube

    Claps For Caroline’s Imminence Records debut EP, entitled Forbidden, is now streaming in full on YouTube. The EP will be released on all digital providers worldwide tomorrow before being included as bonus tracks on Go With Me Records’ Japanese physical re-release of the band’s 2012 full length Stories under the title Stories (Forbidden Japan Edition). The release has already received

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  • Sepultura Reveal Artwork & Track Listing For The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be The Heart

    Legendary Brazilian metal icons SEPULTURA have revealed the cover artwork and track listing for the band’s forthcoming album, The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be The Heart, which is set for European release on October 25th and in North America on October 29th via Nuclear Blast. The artwork was created by Brazilian artist Alexandre Wagner, who specializes in charcoal

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  • Todd Wolfe Band Release Their New Album, Miles To Go

    Guitar maestro Todd Wolfe and the Todd Wolfe Band release their new album, "Miles To Go" (American Showplace Music), representing another music milestone in Todd's storied career. The album's ten tracks run the gamut from straight blues to post-classic rock, each featuring Wolfe's uniquely rockin' soulful vocals. Guest performers on Miles To Go (Wolfe's fifth studio album, eighth total) include

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  • Sabaton Release Video Clip From Swedish Empire Live DVD

    “Ghost Division,” the first live video clip from the upcoming Swedish Empire Live DVD by Sweden’s heavy metal superstars SABATON, is now available for viewing on YouTube: http://youtu.be/9FkYxnm70vg Relentless touring and soul-soaring, high-energy live performances saturated with fist-pumping anthems that celebrate the triumph of the human spirit have long been SABATON’s specialty.  With the largest live production in the history

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  • Scorpion Child Confirmed For 2014 Shiprocked

    SCORPION CHILD are bringing their brand of zero chaser rock to the open seas!  These natives of landlocked Austin, Texas are confirmed to perform on SHIPROCKED 2014: the ultimate rock music cruise vacation aboard the Jewel-class Norwegian Pearl. The over 2,300 passenger capacity ship will depart from the Port Of Miami on January 26th, 2014 and sail to the Great

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  • Judas Priest at Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp

    The ultimate Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp specifically for you metal heads. Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp are  present Judas Priest band members in including singer Rob Halford, bassist Ian Hill, drummer Scott Travis, and guitarist Richie Faulkner. (please note: Glenn Tipton is still in the band but is unable to attend the camp). More metal masters include Zakk Wylde

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  • THE FUZZ DRIVERS Debuts New Video on the Eve of their European Tour

    RIPPLE MUSIC is still pumped over the adding of Portuguese Southern‐vibed, heavy rockers, Fuzz Drivers, to the Ripple Music family. Now their even more thrilled to announce the release of Fuzz Drivers new video with an exclusive premiere at Melodicrock.com! “Carved Time” is the third single from heavy rockers “The Fuzz Drivers”. The video comes of a few days after

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  • PINKISH BLACK premiere "Ashtray Eyes" on Roadburn.com

    Fort Worth's post punk doom masters PINKISH BLACK recently announced a full tour with KYLESA in October. The band has also premiered a song from their upcoming Century Media album, RAZED TO THE GROUND. The song "Ashtray Eyes" can be heard now at Roadburn. Check out "Ashtray Eyes" here: KYLESA Tour: 10/1 Athens GA @ 40 Watt Club 10/2 Birmingham

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  • DEICIDE To Release 'IN THE MINDS OF EVIL' This Fall

    DEICIDE will release 'IN THE MINDS OF EVIL' this fall via Century Media Records. The album is the eleventh studio recording of an illustrious career spanning more than 25 years, and is being produced by Jason Suecoff [ALL THAT REMAINS, TRIVIUM, DEATH ANGEL, BATTLECROSS]. The complete track listing follows: 1. In The Minds Of Evil 2. Thou Begone 3. Godkill

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  • DARK FUNERAL to re-issue first six albums starting in September

    After recently signing to Century Media Records for their upcoming studio album, DARK FUNERAL is now ready to present a series of stunning re-issues for their previous six albums that offer melodic yet blasting satanic hymns in absolute perfection. Created with the band's close cooperation, the first batch of DARK FUNERAL re-issues covers the self-titled MCD (plus bonus material), The

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  • JARED JAMES NICHOLS Performs On AXS TV Live And Announces New Tour Dates

    JARED JAMES NICHOLS joined AXS TV LIVE this week (8/19) in their studio to perform his song “Let You Go” from his recently released first studio EP OLD GLORY & THE WILD REVIVAL, on Swing House Quality Recordings. The emerging singer, songwriter, and performer also announced additional tour dates on his “THE WILD REVIVAL TOUR” (full tour itinerary below), including several

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  • Meshuggah Announce First South American Tour

    MESHUGGAH’s headed to México and South America – home to some of the most passionate metal fans known to humanity.  Exactly how passionate?  Oh, you know… the kinds of fans who forsake eating and save their money for three months to buy one single concert ticket; the kind who sing guitar solos en mass out loud; the kind who rip

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  • CARCASS Post Track-By-Track Video Part 1

    Disinterred British extreme metal legends CARCASS have made their first 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 “1985”, “Thrasher’s Abattoir”, “Cadaver Pouch Conveyor System” and “A Congealed Clot Of Blood” here. Surgical Steel will be released on September 16 (UK), September

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  • SOULFLY: Fourth In-Studio Trailer Posted!

    SOULFLY, led by legendary frontman and guitarist Max Cavalera, have released a fourth in studio trailer for the band's upcoming album Savages here. In it Cavalera explains the concept behind their ferocious new record.   http://youtu.be/Q0P6jX7fO3o 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

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  • KORN Announce Exclusive Launch Dates In Support of Their 11th Studio Album 'The Paradigm Shift'

    Grammy Award-winning multiplatinum hard rock innovators KORN--Jonathan Davis [Vocals], James “Munky” Shaffer [Guitar], Brian "Head" Welch [Guitar], Reggie "Fieldy" Arvizu [Bass] and Ray Luzier [Drums]--have announced dates for their upcoming U.S. tour  (full itinerary below) leading into the release of their 11th studio album, THE PARADIGM SHIFT, in stores and via digital retailers on October 8 on Prospect Park. The

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  • Generation Kill Signs Worldwide Deal With Nuclear Blast Records

    Nuclear Blast is proud to announce the signing of New York City-based thrashers GENERATION KILL, headed by EXODUS frontman Rob Dukes. Together with Rob Moschetti (ex-PRO-PAIN / M.O.D.) on bass & backing vocals, dual lead guitarists Jason Trenzcer (ex-MUTILATION) & Jason Velez, and James DeMaria (ex- MERAUDER) on drums, GENERATION KILL has completed work with producer Zeuss (HATEBREED, AGNOSTIC FRONT,

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  • FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH: Tune In To The Exclusive New Webisode

    In the midst of FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH’s massive worldwide success--with their newly released album THE WRONG SIDE OF HEAVEN AND THE RIGHTEOUS SIDE OF HELL Volume 1--the rock group are premiering a brand new track-by-track webisode encompassing all the songs on the new album. http://youtu.be/2T9dgRyShRw THE WRONG SIDE OF HEAVEN AND THE RIGHTEOUS SIDE OF HELL Volume 1--released July

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  • ShipRocked 2014 Added Bands To Lineup Already Featuring Headliners Five Finger Death Punch

    The ShipRocked 2014 band lineup has expanded with the addition of Lacuna Coil,Love & Death (featuring Brian “Head” Welch), Art of Dying, Butcher Babies, Scorpion Child, and Wilson. The 5-day cruise will also feature a special onboard DJ set by Neil Sanderson of Three Days Grace and a comedy set from Big Jay Oakerson. Rock and roll dance troupe Hells

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  • My Life with Deth – New Book from Heavy Metal Legend Dave Ellefson

    Megadeth’s history reads like a how‑to manual of excess of all kinds. If you’re looking for revelations, they’re here, including the drug habits which brought the band members to their knees – but My Life with Deth {Howard Books/Simon & Schuster / October 29, 2013 / ISBN: 9781451699883} is far more than just another memoir of debauchery.  After bassist and

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  • Vader Return To North America

    After a 3-year lull since their last trek west, Poland’s extreme metallers VADER are returning to the U.S. to headline the “Back To The Black 2013” tour in support of their 11th album, Welcome To The Morbid Reich.  Support will come from Vital Remains, Sacrificial Slaughter, Execration, and Extremely Rotten.  The tour launches on September 6th in Santa Ana, California

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  • New Model Army announce the release of Between Dog And Wolf

    Experience the passion of UK post punk visionaries New Model Army with the release of their new studio album, Between Dog And Wolf on September 30, 2013, via earMusic / Eagle Rock Entertainment. A rich, vibrant and multi-layered work with a deep and soulful atmosphere, the album promises to be something “very different” from previous releases and demonstrates how the

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  • RINGWORM Premiere New Track on Metal Sucks

    Cleveland hardcore/metal giants RINGWORM have completed work on a limited edition 3 song 10" in anticipation of their fall 2013 US tour.  The EP, which is titled, Bleed will be released September 17th via Relapse Records. Bleed features three brand new songs including a Discharge cover!  Bleed will be available in multiple different vinyl colors. Bleed is available for pre-order

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  • EYES SET TO KILL give sneak peek of video for "INFECTED"

    EYES SET TO KILL will release MASKS next month on Century Media Records and with the release of their first single, "Infected" the four members of the Arizona rock outfit have been hard at work shooting a video for the song! Our friends at Revolver have a sneak peek of the video and will premiere the official video next month.

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  • Final Surrender Announces Release of New Full Length Empty Graves

    Bangalore, India-based metalcore band Final Surrender announce the release of their full length album Empty Graves on Rottweiler Records. The full album is slated to release September 24th, while the first single entitled "Refresh" will be releasing this coming Tuesday. Final Surrender started the journey into the world of progressive metalcore with the release of their first full-length album, The Expanse. The debut effort

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  • HIM Returns To North America For Monster Energy's Rock Allegiance Tour August 23

    Finland's HIM will travel coast-to-coast with Volbeat on Monster Energy's Rock Allegiance Tour beginning August 23rd in St. Paul, MN.  This will be the band's only North American excursion this year.  HIM will take the stage for 70 minutes nightly. Recently, the band's latest release Tears On Tape had a strong debut at #15 in the U.S., via Razor &

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  • NASHVILLE PUSSY Announce North American Tour Dates

    Southern hard rockers NASHVILLE PUSSY have a headlining North American tour kicking off later this fall  The run kicks off October 3rd in Charlotte, NC and will run through October 23rd in Pittsburgh, PA. NASHVILLE PUSSY recently released a live record recorded all over Europe in a special 2 CD re-release of their last studio album From Hell To Texas

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  • BOMBUS premiere video for "Enter The Night"

    Gothenburg's metal bastards BOMBUS have completed their second blistering video for their Century Media debut album, THE POET AND THE PARROT. The video for "Enter The Night" was created by former bass player, Ulf Lundèn, who is now in charge of all the band's artwork and shows the detailed love that Ulf took to create this work of art. The

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  • X Took Over the Streets of Downtown L.A. on Saturday 8/17/2013

    X proved once again why they are still a leader in the city of Los Angeles.  The band played a free show on Saturday, August 17th, as part of the Pershing Square live summer concert series.  Crowd estimates have now topped 7,500, easily making it the most popular show the series has ever produced! “Looking out over the crowds, with

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  • WATAIN streams new album, 'The Wild Hunt,' online

    Swedish black metallers WATAIN have released their new album, The Wild Hunt, today in North America! To purchase The Wild Hunt, please visit iTunes for a digital copy or CM Distro for a variety of physical formats. For a preview of The Wild Hunt, head over to Century Media's official YouTube channel to listen to the album in its entirety:

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  • Bass Player Live! 2013: Nov. 9 & 10 In Hollywood, CA

    Bass Player Live! 2013 is scheduled for November 9 and 10 in Hollywood, CA. The annual event will feature musician clinics and exhibitors at S.I.R. Studios and will be highlighted by the November 9 Bass Player LIVE! Concert & Awards Show presented by Hartke. This all-star concert will take place at the historic Fonda Theatre and will honor heavy metal

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  • Modern Superstar Announce Tour Dates

    MODERN SUPERSTAR will kick off the 2nd half of their touring season Saturday, August 24th in Versailles, OH at the BMI Speedway. MODERN SUPERSTAR will support KILLER DWARFS on their STaRT @ oNe reunion tour during the month of September before peeling off on their own and making a trek out to the left coast. The current list of dates are as follows

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  • Century Media Records and Carvin Hollywood announce "Shreds of Insanity" guitar exposition

    On Monday, August 26th, Carvin's Hollywood store will host their first-ever guitar exposition from 5-6PM. Presented by Century Media Records, Dunlop Manufacturing, and Cleartone Strings, "Shreds of Insanity" will feature performances by four young guitar virtuosos on the rise in metal with special guest Francesco Artusato of ALL SHALL PERISH. Participants will include Rick Di Marco of DEATH DIVISION, Dave

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  • This is a Lifetime Added to iMatter Festival

    Midwestern melodic-hardcore band THIS IS A LIFETIME have officially been added to iMatter Festival on September 7th in Elmira, NY. They will join the likes of August Burns Red, For Today, The Color Morale, and several others. This is a Lifetime is fresh off the release of their Streaker Records debut EP Transcendence, which officially dropped on August 13th. Fans

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  • DIAMOND PLATE stream new album, 'Pulse'

    Chicago thrash metallers DIAMOND PLATE will release their new album Pulse on August 20th via Century Media/Earache Records. To hear the album in its entirety please visit Bravewords.com for the North American stream or Terrorizer.com for the European stream. To pre-order Pulse, please head over to CM Distro. Pre-order bundles including an exclusive T-shirt design and autographed photo of the

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  • AEROSMITH Forced To Withdraw From Festival Appearances In Shanghai And Taipei;

    It is with sincere regret that AEROSMITH has announced that it must cancel two previously scheduled festival gigs Wednesday, August 21 in Shanghai and Saturday, August 24 in Taipei.  AEROSMITH shares the disappointment of their supportive fans in Shanghai and Taipei and they hope to see them soon. “We are extremely upset to have disappointed our dedicated fans,” says Steven

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  • THE BLACK CROWES Announce Final Touring Plans For 2013

    THE BLACK CROWES--now earning some of their best critical accolades and audience responses for performances showing the band at the peak of their power--have revealed their final tour plans for 2013. In addition to their concerts running from September 5-December 13, the band have announced all-acoustic shows October 18, 19, 21 and 22 at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY and

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  • RED FANG Reveal Details For Third Album 'WHALES AND LEECHES' Arriving October 15

    The Portland, OR-based group RED FANG have revealed details for their third studio album WHALES AND LEECHES which will arrive October 15 on Relapse Records. RED FANG have always been masters of the hard rock hook and with WHALES AND LEECHES they deliver 11 killer, instantly classic anthems. Beyond the standard CD, LP and digital formats, WHALES AND LEECHES will

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  • TESTAMENT Release DVD/CD Details on "Dark Roots of Thrash"

    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! Dark Roots Of Thrash was produced by Get Hammered Productions, directed by Tommy Jones (DEATH ANGEL, KATAKLYSM, SOILWORK) and mixed

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  • SOULFLY Third In-Studio Trailer Posted

    SOULFLY, led by legendary frontman and guitarist Max Cavalera, have released a third in studio trailer for the band's upcoming album Savages here http://youtu.be/5Vb6kEeKXgE 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

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  • DREAM THEATER: LIVE AT LUNA PARK DVD At Theatres Worldwide Beginning Thursday, September 19

    SpectiCast and Eagle Rock Entertainment are once again collaborating to distribute the long-awaited DREAM THEATER: LIVE AT LUNA PARK concert film to theatres worldwide beginning Thursday, September 19, 2013.  This anticipated cinematic event was captured over two nights during the final leg of the band’s 15-month “A Dramatic Turn Of Events” world tour, which hit 35 countries. DREAM THEATER: LIVE

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  • BUCKCHERRY premiere "Nothing Left But Tears" music video

    BUCKCHERRY have partnered with Ultimate-Guitar.com to premiere the official music video for their new single "Nothing Left But Tears" and give away an Epiphone guitar autographed by the band. Debuting today, "Nothing Left But Tears" is the first video of BUCKCHERRY's career to not feature the band in a performance setting - instead, each of the members personifies one of

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  • GAMA BOMB Announce UK Headlining Tour for January 2014

    Irish thrashers GAMA BOMB have announced details of a headlining UK tour for January 2014. The dates, which kick off in Cardiff on January 28th and end in Brighton on February 2nd, will see GAMA BOMB take to the stage with support from Liverpool crossover skate-thrashers SSS. “It’s been too long since we toured the UK,” says singer Philly Byrne.

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  • Heaven's Basement To Tour With The Pretty Reckless

    Red Bull Records’ Heaven’s Basement have just been tapped as the main support for The Pretty Reckless on their extensive Fall tour of North America beginning in late September.  Just prior to these dates, the UK hard rockers will play several radio festivals across the United States.  Heaven’s Basement recently wrapped a headlining tour of the UK, including a sold-out

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  • Scorpion Child Announce Headlining Fall Tour With Kadavar

    Fresh off the just-completed Rockstar Mayhem festival circuit which took them to 17 different U.S. states & Canada, Austin rockers SCORPION CHILD are set to heat up the last days of summer with a headlining trek this September/October with direct support from labelmates KADAVAR from Germany plus GYPSYHAWK from Los Angeles, WILSON from Detroit (select dates), and openers MOTHERSHIP from

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  • Crazy Love Hawk Releases Music Video

    Oklahoma easycore/happy hardcore band Crazy Love Hawk have just released their first official music video. The video for “Where’s My Super Suit?,” which is taken from their debut album Keep Moving Forward, can be streamed HERE. “[Super Suit] is a song based on the character Mr. Incredible in the animated movie, The Incredibles. Every song on our full-length was written

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  • Sir Bruce Forsyth attends Iron Maiden/Voodoo Six show at O2 Arena in London

    Legendary entertainer, Sir Bruce Forsyth, enjoyed a night of heavy rock recently, watching the iconic Iron Maiden on their 'Maiden England' tour; Sir Bruce attended the first of their two O2 Arena shows in London (Saturday, August 3rd), without the band knowing he was there… "We had Strictly Come Dancing in the house last night," Maiden front-man Bruce Dickinson told the crowd

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  • PARADISE LOST reveals 'Tragic Illusion 25 (The Rarities)' cover artwork,

    From the harrowing doom of their 1990 debut Lost Paradise, to 1991's genre-defining Gothic, to 1995's break-out masterpiece Draconian Times, to 1997's electronically-tinged One Second, to 2007's return to a heavier form In Requiem, to last year's opus Tragic Idol, PARADISE LOST has continued to evolve since their inception in 1988, inspiring countless artists throughout the years. To celebrate their

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  • RAIDING THE ROCK VAULT Will Host 'Night of the Champion' Honoring Leon Spinks This Saturday, August 17

    RAIDING THE ROCK VAULT will salute Olympic Gold Medalist and World Champion Leon Spinks and pack the house with living legends for a “Night of the Champion” performance in his honor. Sugar Ray Leonard, “Raging Bull” Jake LaMotta, John H. Stracey, Michael Spinks, Earnie Shavers, Tony “The Tiger” Lopez, James “Quick” Tillis, Danny Lopez, Joe Cortez, Zab Judah, and Richard

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  • LiveTunes Now Among Top Ten Paid Music Apps In Japan

    As reported on AppAnnie.com today, LiveTunes has been among the top ten most popular paid apps in Japan for over a week. As announced last month, LiveTunes is a new app for those who would love to hear their songs in a sold out stadium or in the ambience of an intimate club setting. It allows listeners to be part of the

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  • NEVERWONDER Performing Live at "Indies In Motion Road Show"

    neverNEVERWONDER bring their unique modern rock 'n' soul sound to a special event, the "Indies In Motion Road Show," Sunday, August 25 at Jon Lovitz Comedy Club, 1000 Universal Studios Blvd., Universal City Walk. Showtime 6-8 p.m. $10. (with 2-item minimum). Dinner and show: $25. Tickets available at http://www.thejonlovitzcomedyclub.com/. Info: (818) 824-6545. Presented by Rick Mizuno Productions and the  Indies

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  • Sons of Anarchy Announces its Season 6 Celebration at the El Rey Theatre in LA on Sunday

    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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  • CARCASS Release "Captive Bolt Pistol" Lyric Video

    Disinterred British extreme metal legends, CARCASS, have release the lyric video for the song “Captive Bolt Pistol” below. The track comes from their highly-anticipated sixth full-length album Surgical Steel, which will be released on September 16 (UK), September 13 (Rest of Europe) and September 17 (North America). Surgical Steel will be available on several collectible formats and can now be

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  • Wintersun North American Tour 2013 - New York & Cambridge Shows Sold Out!

    Finnish Epic Metallers WINTERSUN are currently touring North America supported by FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, ARIS and STARKILL. The tour kicked off last week in Baltimore (Aug 6) and was followed by tremendous gigs in Philadelphia, two SOLD OUT shows in New York and Cambridge as well as their first headliner show in Canada on this run, in Toronto. On Saturday (Aug

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  • Blue October's "Sway" Now Streaming on Dozens of Alt/Rock Stations

    Sway, the new album by multi-Platinum rock band Blue October, is now being streamed on more than 30 alt/rock radio station's websites.  In addition, Blue October's front-man and lyricist Justin Fustenfeld has recorded a special track-by-track commentary that is woven into the full-album playback, giving listeners an intimate glimpse into the songs' inspirations and back-stories. With more stations coming on

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  • All-Girl Motley Crue Tribute to be Featured at ROCK JAM 2013

    What do mega rock stars Queensryche, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hinder, Stars in Stereo and Korn have in common with Girls Girls Girls, the all-female Motley Crue tribute from NYC? They will all be playing the main stage on Saturday, August 24th at Rock Jam in Grand Junction, CO. Rock Jam, Colorado’s largest music festival, now in its 11th year, was headlined by

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  • Edge Of Paradise reveal cover art for upcoming release, 'Perfect Shade Of Black'

    Edge Of Paradise is gearing up for their sophomore release, 'Perfect Shade Of Black'. The 5 song EP will have a special edition physical run, before the worldwide digital release. 'Perfect Shade Of Black' was recorded at the Office Studios with pioneer producer Bob Kulick and Brett Chassen, and mixed by the legendary Michael Wagener. The EP showcases staggering sonic

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  • MICHAEL MONROE Gets Ready To Fly with “Eighteen Angels”

    Vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, über-energetic frontman and all-round rock 'n' roll legend are just a few things that describe MICHAEL MONROE.  Another is badass harmonica player of which his talents shine on his newest single “Eighteen Angels,” set for release August 20.  The second single from his upcoming studio album HORNS AND HALOS--due out  August 27--via Spinefarm Records made its debut today on

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  • KATAKLYSM: "Waiting for the End to Come" Alternate Deluxe Artwork Unveiled

    Montreal based death metal powerhouse, KATAKLYSM, have revealed the alternate cover art for their highly anticipated upcoming release Waiting for the End to Come. The artwork by Eliran Kantor (TESTAMENT, HATEBREED) will be featured on the deluxe digipak and LP versions of their new album, which will be released on October 29th (North America) via Nuclear Blast. The previously released

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  • ZIERLER debut album mixed by Jacob Hansen

    Mastermind Finn Zierler has posted the following update about the forthcoming ZIERLER album which is now tentatively set for an early 2014 release. "Finally, some long-awaited updates. It's been a long and winding road - ran into a myriad of complications in an effort to make this album as envisioned and deliver the ultimate experience for ZIERLER fans. The delay

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  • Serosia Confirm Dates With Sevendust

    To some, "melody" used to be a bad word when discussing hard rock. But the emergence of the fast-rising Serosia proves this assumption to be a thing of the past, as their latest release, 'Variables,' challenges the listener, delivering a hard rock punch with expert melodicism. Stand out tracks such as "Friendly Fire," "The Architect," and "Superposition," are evidence of

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  • Annihilator To Release Their 14th Studio Cd

    Canadian metal legends ANNIHILATOR are gearing up for studio cd #14, simply titled "FEAST", which will be released on Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013 via the UDR label.  9 brand new tracks that will kick your ass. The deluxe ECO-book version will also feature a 15-song Bonus CD. a grand total of 24 songs in one package - with a 3D

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  • Harbor Records Signs Beyond The Victory

    Harbor Records has announced that they have signed Virginia’s Beyond The Victory and will reissue the band’s Andrew Baylis produced Paradigm EP on September 24th. Guitarist Jeremy Anderson had this to say about the signing, “We are very excited to be part of Harbor Records! We plan on taking this as an opportunity to go into overdrive and start working

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  • 'Out of Time' from Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington Hits #1

    The debut single 'Out of Time' from Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington reached the number one position on both the Mediabase Active Rock and Mainstream Rock chart today.   The new line up of the band was revealed last May as a surprise guest on KROQ's Weenie Roast.  Since then, STP and Chester have been currently working on new

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  • SOULFLY Single Bloodshed‘ now available

    Brazilian Thrash Heroes SOULFLY just released the first single from their upcoming new smasher Record »Savages « called ‘Bloodshed’ which is now available at the Nuclear Blast Singlepool! Max Cavalera is the walking embodiment of creative energy, of all of the diverse layers of urgency that are possible from that select few whose artistic output defines genres. Mystic shaman, protest

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  • "Ernie Ball Aftershock Battle Of The Bands" Offers Unsigned Band Chance To Perform

    The first annual Ernie Ball Aftershock Battle Of The Bands will be held from August 12-September 6, 2013. Bands can enter the competition--and fans can vote for their favorite band--at www.battleofthebands.com. The grand prize winner of this unsigned band competition will have the opportunity to perform on the Ernie Ball Stage on Sunday, September 15 at Monster Energy’s Aftershock Festival--Northern

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  • DORO 30 years anniversary kick-off in Wacken & Double-Show 2014 in Düsseldorf

    DORO Pesch really hits it off! In 2013/2014 the Metal-Queen celebrates her 30th Throne-Anniversay with special shows all around the world. The phenomenal Kick-Off to this concert row has taken place last Friday at the largest and most important Metal-Festival of the world, Wacken, where 80.000 fans have given their Rock-Queen an overwhelming welcome and international stars of the genre

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  • Stitch D of THE DEFILED post artist profile video

    In the course of their current U.S. tour, London-based modern metallers THE DEFILED stopped by at Nuclear Blast’s U.S. office, where front man Stitch D was interviewed on his musical background and the band’s evolution as well as on a couple of more personal topics. Get to know Stitch D better by watching the video here: http://youtu.be/nx-9J1cC9iY »Daggers«, THE DEFILED’s

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  • KORN Debuts Lead Single “Never Never” From Upcoming Studio Album ‘The Paradigm Shift’

    Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum hard rock innovators KORN have debuted the lead single--“Never Never,” from their 11th studio album, THE PARADIGM SHIFT--today (August 9) on their Facebook page. "Like" KORN on Facebook and stream the new track here. Beginning Tuesday, August 13, fans will be able to pre-order THE PARADIGM SHIFT--in stores and via digital retailers on October 8, 2013 on

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  • Vader Return To North America

    After a 3-year lull since their last trek west, Poland’s extreme metallers VADER are returning to the U.S. to headline the “Back To The Black 2013” tour with Vital Remains, Sacrificial Slaughter, Execration, and Extremely Rotten.  The tour launches on September 6th in Santa Ana, California and boomerangs back to The Whisky in Hollywood, California for the tour-closing show on

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  • Jungle Rot Announce Tour Dates

    Join two of the most important death metal bands in America, JUNGLE ROT and SIX FEET UNDER, for the highly-anticipated East Coast Armageddon tour. Assailing venues one city at a time, catch JUNGLE ROT performing tracks from their pulverizing new album, Terror Regime. Furious and forlorn, JUNGLE ROT will deliver their trademark pure, unadulterated brutality to droves of banging heads.

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  • Eve To Adam, Kick Off “Highway Robbery Tour” In Los Angeles With Texas Hippie Coalition

    EVE TO ADAM teams up with TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION for the “HIGHWAY ROBBERY TOUR on sunday August 11th at the Roxy. Eve To Adam, a guitar-driven, anthemic rock band whose new single “Straitjacket Supermodel” is charting at Active Rock. The track is a collaboration with the band and top notch writer/producers, including Eric Bass (Shinedown) and Michael “Elvis” Baskette (Incubus, Falling In Reverse, Alter Bridge).

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  • EXODUS – announce new album & tour dates

    Veteran thrashers EXODUS have some big news— the band is set to release a brand new album in 2014! They are currently immersed in the writing process and will issue more updates as they near the recording process. EXODUS will head across the pond this week for a tour of 17 European cities, with stops in Barcelona, Dublin, London and

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  • GAMA BOMB Forced To Cancel Upcoming US Tour

    Irish thrashers GAMA BOMB have announced they will not be undertaking their planned tour of North America from August to September 2013. The band has been forced to withdraw from the tour with Danish thrash veterans ARTILLERY and BONDED BY BLOOD and FUELLED BY FIRE due to delays in securing visas. “We’re really gutted to have to make this call,

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  • THE ANSWER Premiere XXX Version of "Spectacular"

    THE ANSWER are set to return in 2013 with a new studio album New Horizon on October 1st.  Recently the band completed work on a video for the first single from New Horizon "Spectacular".  The video will be released in both a XXX NSFW for work version and of course a family-friendly clean version.  Today the band has teamed up

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  • Five Finger Death Punch Globally Debuts As #1 Rock Album

    Acclaimed hard rock band Five Finger Death Punch's highly anticipated The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell Volume 1 (Prospect Park in North America / Eleven Seven in all other territories) has debuted as a global success. The album has achieved career highs for the band, with a mainstream chart debut at #2 in The United

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  • THOUGHT CHAMBER Reveal cover artwork for Sophomore album "Psykerion"

    Progressive Metallers THOUGHT CHAMBER are finally back with a new release, following up on their acclaimed debut album "Angular Perceptions" from 2007. The U.S. based group named their second album release "Psykerion" and it will be released on September 16th, 2013 in Europe and on October 1st, 2013 in North America via InsideOutMusic. Next to guitarist and composer Michael Harris as well as vocalist

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  • SOULFLY – release 'Bloodshed' lyric video!

    Brazilian metal icons SOULFLY, led by legendary frontman and guitarist Max Cavalera, have released the official lyric video for the song 'Bloodshed', the first single off the band's upcoming album »Savages«. Check out the lyric video created by talented Tommy Antonini, guitarist for Italian post hardcore band TASTERS, at this location: http://youtu.be/AjNzOpH5-w0 'Bloodshed' features Cavalera's son Igor (LODY KONG) on guest vocals and had already been played on the band's most recent

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  • Sammy Hagar’s first single “Knockdown Dragout” debuts on the tonight show

    On August 1, Sammy Hagar kicked-off a week of premieres for “Knockdown Dragout” -- the anthemic lead track from his highly-anticipated upcoming rock collaborations album, “Sammy Hagar and Friends” -- with a high-octane performance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PiVnXHzyuSk Following on the heels of his debut TV performance of the track, on Monday, August 5, fans around

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  • Snow White’s Poison Bite Premiere New Music Video

    SNOW WHITE’S POISON BITE is back with a brand new music video for the song “There’s A New Creep On The Block” from Featuring: Dr. Gruesome And The Gruesome Gory Horror Show. Recruiting members of their Chicago Horror Crew, SNOW WHITE’S POISON BITE turned the Victory Records’ video studio into a festive horror chamber. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmCen8bTcds&feature=youtu.be For more from the album

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  • DEATH ANGEL New Album Artwork and Details Unveiled

    Three years have passed since the release of DEATH ANGEL’s crushing Relentless Retribution album; three years of constant touring and on-the-road-songwriting. Now the Bay Area veterans have returned with yet another visceral slice of thrash! The Dream Calls for Blood was recorded at AudioHammer Studios with Jason Suecof (TRIVIUM, AUGUST BURNS RED, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, ALL THAT REMAINS, WHITECHAPEL, DEVILDRIVER), and once again features cover art by Brent Elliot White (JOB FOR A COWBOY,CARNIFEX, WHITECHAPEL). The

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  • Flying Colors To Release 'Live In Europe' On October 15

    Mascot Label Group has revealed the cover artwork and announced an October 15 street date for the live release Live In Europe from Flying Colors on their Music Theories Recordings Label. Flying Colors launched in 2012 following a formation that began with a simple idea: virtuoso musicians and a pop singer joining together to make new-fashioned music the old fashioned

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  • Sunset Strip Music Festival Celebrates Successful Sixth Year With 15,000 Fans

    The sixth annual SUNSET STRIP MUSIC FESTIVAL (SSMF) came to a close on Saturday (August 3) with performances on the closed-off Sunset Strip for more than 15,000 fans by headliners LINKIN PARK as well as AWOLNATION, BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB, FINCH and STREET DRUM CORPS. Artists that rocked the East Stage included WALE, LOGIC, SLICK RICK & DOUG E. FRESH,

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  • Stryper’s new studio album “No More Hell to Pay” due out in November

    Frontiers Records is proud to announce the release of iconic Christian rockers Stryper’s new studio album, NO MORE HELL TO PAY; the offering has been confirmed for a November 1st release in Europe and November 5th in North America and will be available in two formats – standard CD and deluxe digipak featuring exclusive video content. Produced by frontman/guitarist Michael

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  • Claps For Caroline's Lead SIngle 'Vixen' On iTunes Now

    Claps For Caroline’s lead single off of the Forbidden EP, “Vixen,” is now on all digital and mobile providers including iTunes. The band’s Imminence Records debut, and third release in total, will be released August 27th and will feature five tracks of post-hardcore/electronica. The EP will be the follow-up to 2012’s Stories. The band is currently working on filming a

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  • Mutation to Release "Error 500" on Oct. 29

    Ipecac has confirmed the Oct. 29 release of Mutation’s Error 500, an album willfully devious, devilishly out-of-line and sonically uninhibited. Drawing musicians from a ménage of disciplines and repute, Mutation is a band unlike any other, counting amongst their ranks Shane Embury (Napalm Death), Ginger Wildheart (The Wildhearts) and Jon Poole (Cardiacs), with guest appearances from Mark E Smith (The

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  • KATAKLYSM: "Waiting for the End to Come" Artwork Revealed

    Montreal based death metal powerhouse, KATAKLYSM, have revealed the cover art for their highly anticipated upcoming release Waiting for the End to Come. The artwork Peter Sallai (SABATON) will be featured on the standard jewel case and limited edition cassette tape versions of their new album, which will be released on October 29th (North America) via Nuclear Blast. Check out

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  • Bobaflex To Release New Album “Charlatan’s Web” September 10th

    Bobaflex will release 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 will be available digitally and in stores. The band is offering 4 pre-sale packages at their merch store

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  • TED NUGENT Set To Release ‘ULTRALIVE BALLISTICROCK’ October 22

    Multi-platinum guitar icon TED NUGENT will release ULTRALIVE BALLISTICROCK--a new 2 CD+DVD release available in three formats (2CD+DVD deluxe edition digipak, DVD/Blu-Ray and digital download)--on October 22 on Frontiers Records. The live footage was captured and recorded by 7 cameras in 5.1 audio mix on the "I Still Believe Tour" at Penn's Peak on August 14, 2011. The lineup on

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  • Black Sabbath Rocks Universal Studios Hollywood's "Halloween Horror Nights"

    Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler from Black Sabbath, the celebrated, multi-platinum rock band that pioneered the Heavy Metal genre with their dark and doom-laden sounds, fused with lyrical themes of the occult, addiction, war and nuclear apocalypse, will be immortalized in an all-original, terrifying 3D maze, “Black Sabbath: 13 3D” at Universal Studios Hollywood’s premier Halloween Horror Nights

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  • Ænimus Streaming 'Transcend Reality' In Full Kicks Off South West Tour

    San Francisco/North Bay progressive deathcore unit, Ænimus, have unleashed a full stream of their debut album, 'Transcend Reality,' via the band's Official YouTube Channel, which can be viewed in playlist format by heading on over to this location: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Giz3TmscL_M&feature=share&list=PLKtrMhVvglku_Kpc4dHmd-xRRdCcq4Mp_ The album officially drops tomorrow, Tuesday August 6, 2013, exclusively via the Official Ænimus Bandcamp site. Ænimus also kicked off their "Transcend Reality" Tour last

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  • Joan Jett Announces New Album, To Debut New Single on Jimmy Kimmel

    Hot on the heels of being honored at this year’s Sunset Strip Music Festival and the City of West Hollywood’s official proclamation of August 1 as “Joan Jett Day,” the rock n roll icon is set to release her first CD of all original music in more than seven years.  Joan Jett and the Blackhearts will release their 14th studio

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  • Tear Out The Heart Premiere New Music Video

    TEAR OUT THE HEART have released a new music video for “Coffin Eyes” featuring Dan Marsala (STORY OF THE YEAR), from their album, Violence. Watch as TEAR OUT THE HEART walk the streets of their hometown, St Louis, MO, and perform to a sea of banging heads for a sold out show at The Pageant. http://youtu.be/6RzVaiEKP0E Discover why Outburn Magazine

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  • RIVAL SONS Wish The Best To Departing Bassist Robin Everhart

    Maximum-blues-infused, rock ’n’ roll band RIVAL SONS has announced that bassist Robin Everhart has departed and David Beste will take up bass duties on their upcoming Norwegian festivals and the 14-city U.S. tour beginning August 20 with stops including Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Louis and Lake Tahoe, wrapping in San Francisco September 6 (full tour itinerary below). The Long Beach, CA-based

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  • KORN to Release New Album 'THE PARADIGM SHIFT' October 1

    Grammy Award-winning multiplatinum hard rock innovators KORN will unveil their 11th studio album, THE PARADIGM SHIFT, in stores and via digital retailers on October 1, 2013 on Prospect Park. THE PARADIGM SHIFT marks the emotional return of co-founding guitarist Brian "Head" Welch for his first album with KORN since 2003's Take a Look in the Mirror, and it serves as

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  • Sabaton Swedish Empire Live DVD/CD Details Revealed

    Relentless touring and soul-soaring live performances saturated with fist-pumping anthems that celebrate the triumph of the human spirit have long been synonymous with Sweden’s epic metal specialists SABATON.  Their spine-tingling experiences in Poland – the country that has adopted them as honorary citizens – is now captured on Swedish Empire Live, SABATON’s live DVD/CD due out in North America on

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  • THE WINERY DOGS’ Self-Titled Album Debuts At #5 On Billboard’s “Top Rock Albums”

    THE WINERY DOGS (@TheWineryDogs) is sending a huge thank you to their loyal fans in North America for giving their critically-acclaimed self-titled debut album a strong debut on the Billboard charts.  Not only did it explode onto the “Top Rock Chart” at #5, it also opens on the “Top 200 Albums” chart at #27. The power trio--Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater,

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Product Press Releases

  • Dean Markley Releases New Guitar Strings

    Dean Markley announces the release of the new Signature Series strings.  The Signature Series utilizes a nickel plated steel, slowly wound over a hex core with a unique core-to-wrap ratio.  The new series is available in an assortment of gauge sets including Extra Light 8’s, detuned 13’s and seven string.  The new line is available through authorized retailers and distributors.

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  • BASSMAXX Launches New SSP215 Profundo Subwoofer

    BASSMAXX announces their new SSP215 Profundo Subwoofer , adual 15” loudspeaker powered by a 4000W amplifier with comprehensive onboard DSP. Thanks to its low height of only 17.5”, this extremely powerful sub can be placed under low stages and ceilings, and in tight corners where larger boxes won’t fit. Its largest dimension is 48” wide, which, when turned on end, makes

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  • IK Multimedia adds another classic British dynamics processor to the T-RackS Custom Shop

    IK Multimedia, a pioneer and global leader in music-creation software, mobile apps and music-making hardware for musicians, engineers and producers, announced a new version of T-RackS® (version 4.2) for Mac/PC, the full-featured mixing-and-mastering-effects standalone app and plug-in, which adds one of the most revered British compressor/limiters, one that's been used by studios around the globe for over 40 years. This

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