Screamer Magazine September 2014
Featuring: . Also Included Kix, The Mojo Gurus, The Raskins, Lullwater, Alestorm, 311, Gemini Syndrome, Sevendust and Much More.

Articles in the September 2014 Issue

Interviews

  • KIX - Rock Your Face Off

    With the resurgence of 80’s glam rock music, fans new and old are getting treated to sounds from an era where long hair, [curly or straight; your choice] bare adolescent skin peaking through billowy poets shirts, tight leather pants/chaps and thigh-high boots ruled the club scene.  Mascara ran down the cherub faces of those glistening under the hot lights parading

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  • THE MOJO GURUS – The Last Rock n’ Roll Show

    Who would have guessed that after Roxx Gang released their well received debut album Things You’ve Never Done Before back in 1989 that the main brain behind the group Kevin Steele would have evolved and taken a new line-up in to the sound of The Mojo Gurus.  He is a sensitive soul who has been in the business for several

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  • THE RASKINS - Living The Dream

    Sure, it’s a tired cliché. You’ve heard the phrase a million times. “Living the dream.” Seriously? Well yeah, in this case, seriously. Picture this: You’re in a young, unknown band. One day you’re slogging away doing gigs in local clubs, and the next day you’re playing arenas, opening for Motley Crue and Alice Cooper on the Crue’s farewell tour. Pretty

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  • LULLWATER - Athens, Georgia Delivers Again

    On an overcast and drizzly day in Athens, Georgia, John Strickland of Lullwater says hello with a certain punch in his voice.  “I’m just taking a quick break and enjoying the rain,” he laughs.  The Athens, Georgia homegrown band formed in 2007 when John Strickland (lead vocals / rhythm guitar), Brett Strickland (lead guitar), Roy “Ray” Beatty (bass) and Joe

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  • ALESTORM – Heavy Metal Pirates!

    Poking fun at the process of genres and sub-genres within the hard rock and heavy metal community, Alestorm adopted a unique stance on the subject by announcing their place in the scheme of things.  Welcome to ‘bacon-powered pirate-core’!  With songs running the constant theme of pirates and the world in which such critters inhabit, there is thankfully plenty of treasure

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Reviews

  • SHAMAN HARVEST - Smokin' Hearts and Broken Guns

    A little over fifteen years ago, in the heart of Mid-Missouri, the inception of Shaman’s Harvest began with current members Nathan Hunt, Matt Fisher and Josh Hamler.  Starting with the extremely rare 1999 release of Last Call For Goose Creek, followed by Synergy in 2002, and March Of The Bastards in 2006, Shaman’s Harvest has accumulated a very strong local,

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  • ACE FREHLEY – Space Invader

    While the former "Space Ace" of KISS makes soft headlines with his thoughts about the current KISS line-up and how amazed he is with his past contributions, it’s easy to forget about his solo career.  Anomaly back in 2009 was well received and contained some strong material, so expectation could understandably be high for this sixth studio album. His voice is

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  • MR. BIG - ...The Stories We Could Tell

    Despite their journey reaching bumpy ground from time to time with line-up changes and the musical climate surrounding them being in constant flux, Mr. Big have soldiered on regardless and are ready to unveil their 8th studio album.  In 2011 they released What If... which was greeted with critical acclaim and presented the band with some new-found respect as tracks

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  • WINCHESTER REBELS - Warrior

    Santa Barbara’s Winchester Rebels came out of the gate with a blazingly popular independent release in 2011 when they dropped their debut album titled Three Sheets To The Wind. They captured the ears of the hard rock faithful with songs that bordered on classic MTV-era arena ready tunes and the deep gut rhythms and styling’s of mid 90’s rock heroes like Alice in Chains,

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  • BUCKCHERRY – F**k E.P.

    This new E.P. presents some interesting thoughts.  Firstly there are two versions of this E.P. with one containing an extra track which is a cover version of the Aerosmith classic Mama Kin, and the other version containing six tracks which all incorporate the F-bomb.  Is this adolescence gone mad or is it purely attitude-driven hard rock music?  Is this some

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  • GODSMACK – 1000hp

    After the success of their last album called The Oracle in 2010, expectations are high for the follow-up.  Lead vocalist Sully Ema stated earlier this year how the band had recorded 15 tracks, and from the batch they committed in the studio you get 11 tracks on 1000hp.  Ema is yet again backed up by the same line-up that recorded

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  • BIG ENGINE - Shot Like a Rocket

    Straight off a stint at the Full Throttle Saloon in Sturgis, South Dakota, southern rockers Big Engine have just released their fourth studio album, Shot Like a Rocket via Pavement Entertainment. Bandmates Tony Mikus and Hans Oellerich have put together 14 tracks of good-time party rock with a Southern twinge. When you read a track listing with titles such as

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  • KOBRA AND THE LOTUS – High Priestess

    Formed in 2009 by vocalist and main songwriter Kobra Paige, this Canadian heavy metal act has already shaken foundations with their previous two studio albums.  Can they raise the bar with the new studio album and continue their ascendancy in the rock and metal community?  Judging by the inclusion of producer Johnny K known for his work with Enuff Z’Nuff, Disturbed

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  • THE MOJO GURUS – Who Asked Ya?

    Since they unleashed Hot Damn! in 2004 and embraced their Southern influences and glam stomp, The Mojo Gurus threw off the shackles of their former self when they were known as Roxx Gang.  Some fans were appalled by such a change in musical direction after being absorbed by the immediate late 80's glam and sleaze vibe captured on the former

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  • KISSIN' DYNAMITE – Megalomania

    This quintet hails from the southern parts of Germany and is celebrating the release of their fourth studio album.  Sometimes that information is all you need to know as the music doesn’t conjure orgasms or even the slightest emotional response.  But for these guys, this album opens with a marching rock beast which infests the brain with its infectious chorus and

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  • THE RASKINS - The Raskins

    “Power pop” conjures up negative connotations amongst some music fans, perhaps because of the very nature of the word “pop” as opposed to “rock.” However, if you focus more on the power aspect and less on pop then things begin to look considerably more interesting. Combine that thought with the fact that the Beatles could arguably be considered the original

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  • PROJECT ARCADIA – A Time of Changes

    If you’re a fan of melodic metal then you may have already witnessed a buzz surrounding the band Project Arcadia.  If not, then their official music video for Formidable Foe has recently passed 10,000 views. In 2009, the band released their debut album From the Desert of Desire to a low-key fanfare despite it containing moments of potential.  Perhaps it wasn’t just

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  • Book Review: Excess All Areas by Sue Richmond

    You most likely know what a rider is when it comes to touring bands. If not, it is basically a list of items ( the majority being food and drinks) that the band requests as part of their contract with the concert venue. Many times it is also made clear that if those requests are not met, the band will

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  • Book Review: The Music Industry Self Help Guide by Michael Repel

    “There lies in all of us a child that used to play air guitar or sang in the mirror with a hairbrush that had a dream of becoming a star.” For his first foray into the world of writing; long-time artist, manager, and record label owner Michael Repel offers up The Music Industry Self Help Guide: Taking Your First Steps Towards

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  • Book Review: Overlooked/Underappreciated by Greg Prato

    For the most part, we all fall guilty to the “modern” way of storing our music- digitally; on our phones, iPods, computers, all of which makes it easier to let some of your old favorite albums fall through the cracks. In Greg Prato’s newest book, Overlooked/Underappreciated: 354 Recordings That Demand Your Attention, the author gently guides us back to some

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  • 311 - Live, West Des Moines, IA

    On August 7, 2014, 311 brought their reggae/rap-infused rock to Val Air Ballroom in West Des Moines, IA , partially in support of their 11th album Stereolithic, released on March 11, 2014 (3/11 not coincidentally). The newest album contains 15 tracks, and combined with their older material they had more than enough songs to fill the night, especially crucial to the

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  • SEVENDUST/GEMINI SYNDROME - Live, Des Moines, IA

    Sevendust and Gemini Syndrome stopped in the music venue Woolys in Des Moines, IA on August 6, 2014 as part of their summer tour. Rounding out the bill on this leg of the tour was Kansas City-based band Sidewise and Boston-based band Crash Midnight. Local Des Moines area band Green Death opened the show. On a Wednesday night, Woolys was

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Press Releases

  • Exodus Announce 'Blood In Blood Out' Track Listing & Album Pre-Sale

    Legendary architects of thrash metal EXODUS have revealed the track listing for their upcoming tenth studio album, Blood In Blood Out, due out in North America on October 14th. “When I was working on the record, I was sitting around watching TV series like ‘Gangland’ and all these locked-up prison reality shows,” shares guitarist & songwriter Gary Holt.  “And I

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  • Tantric Releases "Blue Room Archives" On September 30th

    Alternative rockers Tantric will release a compilation of new, unreleased, and acoustic material under the title of  Blue Room Archives on September 30 through Pavement Entertainment. This new release will follow up 2013's highly successful 5th studio album "37 Channels", and includes acoustic versions of the classic Tantric hits "Breakdown" and "Mourning", as well as, the brand new single "Cynical". A streaming version of

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  • Stream The New Code Orange Album

    Listen to the highly anticipated new album from Pittsburgh, PA's CODE ORANGE now on Consequence of Sound.  Titled  I Am King, this full-length album will be available on September 2nd and is available for pre-order now via Deathwish E-Store and iTunes.   No Boxes. No Boundaries. No Fear. I Am King.   I AM KING  1. I Am King 2.

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  • Billy Idol To Release 'Kings & Queens of The Underground' On October 21

    Rock icon BILLY IDOL will release KINGS & QUEENS OF THE UNDERGROUND, his first new album in almost a decade, on October 21. The album will be released on IDOL's own BFI Records, via Kobalt Label Services. The track list for the new album is listed below. KINGS & QUEENS OF THE UNDERGROUND was primarily produced by Trevor Horn, with

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  • Dope Release "Selfish" Music Video

    For the first time in five years, Chicago industrial metal outfit DOPE is releasing a brand new music video for their newest track "Selfish" exclusively through LOUDWIRE.COM today. Fans were chomping at the bit when the band teased new music last year and again last week here and here, so DOPE fanatics will be pleased to consume a full featured

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  • Jeff Beck & ZZ Top Tour Suspended Due to Injury

    Three Shows this Weekend (August 29, 30 & 31) will go on with  Jeff Beck and His Band Jeff Beck and ZZ Top Regrettably announce the suspension of the remaining scheduled double-bill tour dates due to an injury sustained by ZZ Top bassist, Dusty Hill. Beginning with the show in Clarkston, MI and continuing through to the last show in Thackerville,

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  • Black Star Riders Announce New Producer For Second Studio Album

    2014 has proved itself a landmark year for BLACK STAR RIDERS.  The men in black took their acclaimed live show on the road in Europe and the U.K. and then stormed stages in the United States and Japan for the first time; the reactions have been nothing short of amazing! 2014 is also the year BLACK STAR RIDERS returns to

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  • At The Gates Reveals 'At War With Reality' Cover Artwork, Album Details

    AT THE GATES, the pioneering band of the "Gothenburg style" melodic death metal sound, has announced more details about their highly anticipated At War With Reality comeback album, which will be released on October 27th in Europe and October 28th in North America via Century Media Records. Today, AT THE GATES is revealing the cover artwork for At War With

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  • Von Hertzen Brothers Working on Sixth Album

    FINLAND's NUMBER ONE rock act, Von Hertzen Brothers, will release their sixth studio album early next year via Spinefarm Records. Following the outstanding critical acclaim afforded their last full-length release, Nine Lives (2013), the brothers - Mikko, Kie and Jonne Von Hertzen - are now back in the studio doing pre-production, this time with Grammy-nominated Canadian producer Garth 'GGGarth' Richardson (Biffy Clyro, Atreyu, Rage Against the Machine) plus regular drummer Mikko Kaakkuriniemi and

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  • Texas Hippie Coalition Return With New Album "Ride On"

    Texas has been known for many things through the years and Texas Hippie Coalition is just the next commodity from the great Lone Star State. The band of outlaws return with their unique blend of “Red Dirt Metal” with their latest release Ride On. The album is set to drop on October 7th via Carved Records/Caroline Distribution. From the guttural

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  • Righteous Vendetta To Release New EP 'Defiance' 9-2-14 - Tour Dates Announced With Nonpoint

    Cody, Wyoming road warriors Righteous Vendetta have just announced that they will join Nonpoint’s headlining ‘Breaking Skin’ tour. The lineup also includes Eyes Set To Kill and Letters From The Fire. Before the start of the ‘Breaking Skin’ tour, Righteous Vendetta will play a string of headlining shows including select dates with LA outfit 9Electric. “We’ve had a blast tearing up the road

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  • Sleeping Giant's New Album "Finished People" Out Now!

    Salt Lake City's Christian Metalcore band SLEEPING GIANT have released their latest album, FINISHED PEOPLE, in stores everywhere.  The band have been on the 'Finished People Tour' presented by HM Magazine for the past few weeks and only have a handful of shows left.   See remaining dates below. For a taste of the album, check these out: SLEEPING GIANT -

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  • Under The Gun Exclusively Premiering Get Stoked’s 'Washington Street' EP

    Bled Fest alums Get Stoked, who are fresh off the successful Get Backslashed tour with Backslashes And Bad Ideas, sees their forthcoming Washington Street EP exclusively premiered on Under The Gun. The EP, which can be heard HERE, features five tracks of hardcore influenced pop-punk that will be released tomorrow on Imminence Records. Vocalist Cameron Wheeler describes the EP as,

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  • Dark Fortress Premiere New Song From Venereal Dawn

    Formed in the Bavarian foothills when the second wave of black metal had grotesquely clawed out of the grave and into the unforgiving light, DARK FORTRESS benefited from the rotten fruits of right place and right time.  For the past two decades, DARK FORTRESS have gone from strength to strength. Across six full-lengths, the Landshut-based sextet stretched the boundaries of

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  • Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival Bands & Crew Raise Money For ALS

    At a Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival show this week, Pop Evil took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge during the group’s performance on the Rockstar Energy Drink Main Stage. Pop Evil’s lead singer Leigh Kakaty took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge while the rest of the band followed up backstage as soon as they walked off stage.  Watch the video here:

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  • Anthrax's Benante Takes ALS Ice Challenge in front of 140,000 Fans

    Tuesday August 19, 2014 -- Last night, when Anthrax headlined the Rock Al Parquet 2014 Festival in Bogota, Colombia, the band's drummer Charlie Benate took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge - in front of more than 140,000 screaming fans.  (Click on the image below.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5bBg0sacMc&feature=youtu.be Mike Portnoy had challenged Charlie, and he accepted, in large part because Mike Wright, the

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  • Pierce The Veil Recording New Album

    Pierce the Veil, who rocketed to success with their 2012 release Collide With The Sky, have been sequestered at Dan Korneff's Sonic Deris Recording Studio in New York writing and recording a brand new album due for a January 2015 release on Fearless Records.  As yet untitled, the highly-anticipated release is being produced by Korneff (A Day To Remember, Paramore) who worked

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  • Aerosmith ‘Let Rock Rule’ Tour To Resume Today, August 16

    AEROSMITH will resume their in-progress “Let Rock Rule” tour Saturday, August 16 at the Gorge in George, WA.  Earlier this week. (Wednesday, August 13), AEROSMITH cancelled their concert at the Concord Pavilion in Concord, CA so that JOEY KRAMER could undergo a minor medical procedure.  The AEROSMITH drummer, who has no history of a heart condition, said, “I'm feeling better

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  • Le Reverie's Exclusive Concert & After Party for Cast & Crew of Gothic Horror Film "Lake Eerie" at House Of Blues

    Acclaimed award-winning L.A. Goth-Metal rock band Le Reverie presents an exclusive concert and after-party for the cast and crew of upcoming motion picture "Lake Eerie" at the famed House of Blues Sunset Strip, 8430 Sunset Blvd., Thursday, August 28. Red Carpet 7 p.m.; Le Reverie performs at 8 p.m. $10. Purchase tickets at http://www.lereverie.bandcamp.com/merch/tickets-to-le-reverie-at-the-house-of-blues-lake-eerie-show (limited and will sell out fast).

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  • Richie Sambora Weathers The Storm To Thrill Over 25,000 Fans In South Korea

    Seoul, South Korea (August 11, 2014) – Celebrated American rock icon Richie Sambora, best known throughout his remarkable 30-year career for his raw vocals, indelible songwriting and world-class guitar playing, braved the heavy rain and lightning to take the Citybreak Festival stage in Seoul, South Korea, tonight. “I traveled thousands of miles across the globe to perform for these fans and

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  • Claudio Sanchez’s Evil Ink Records Launches With First Signing, Thank You Scientist

    Los Angeles, CA – Coheed and Cambria frontman Claudio Sanchez has officially launched his record label Evil Ink Records and his first signing is New Jersey’s young experimental progressive rock septet Thank You Scientist. The newly formed label, distributed by INgrooves, will be releasing a fully remixed and remastered version of the band’s 2012 debut full-length record, Maps of Non-Existent

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