Issue #148 The Struts

Issue: 148

Featuring: The Struts. Also Included The Struts, Wyves, The Deadbeat Cousins, Dirty Honey, Tom Keifer, Hellyeah, Highly Suspect, Aftershock 2019, Godsmack, Halestorm, Lacuna Coil and Much More.

Articles in the 2019 Issue

Interviews

  • THE STRUTS- A Mad Train That Never Stops

    “Don't wanna live as an untold story... Wrapped in your regret/ What a waste of blood and sweat... I wanna live better days/Never look back and say/Could have been me!” These are lyrics famously sung by The Struts' lead vocalist Luke Spiller on their 2014 breakout hit Could Have Been Me from their debut studio album Everybody Wants. Formed in

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  • The Unstoppable TOM KEIFER

    Former Cinderella frontman Tom Keifer refuses to be kept down. He has battled lawsuits and vocal paralysis to come back strong with his second solo album Rise, which came out on September 13 via Cleopatra Records. Keifer was discovered by the likes of both Gene Simmons of KISS and Jon Bon Jovi and became the driving force behind 80’s glam/hard rock

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  • HELLYEAH – Say Goodbye to Vinnie Paul Through Celebration

    During their 13 year existence, Hellyeah have cranked out six records, whiskey-strong in lyrical content with screaming delivery, riffs and beats.  They’ve spat out good ol' heavy and loud anthems about the unbreakable bonds of brotherhood, the ups and downs of road life, partying, and the strength of family and friends. The group that brought together members of Nothingface, Mudvayne

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  • LACUNA COIL - Music, Books, & Bullying - 20 Years of Making Music

    Sometimes the best things come from the most unexpected places. This statement is true of Milan-based goth metal band Lacuna Coil. Despite line-up changes, life challenges and going against the grain of common music in their home country, Lacuna Coil has defied every odd, silenced every doubt and pushed their way to become one of the best bands in metal

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Reviews

  • Dark Black and Blue: The Soundgarden Story - Book Review

    The books of author Greg Prato have been featured and reviewed many times here at Screamer, so it was no surprise to see that Mr. Prato had been hard at work on even more volumes on the history of rock, including one of his most recent, Dark Black and Blue: The Soundgarden Story. The great thing about reading Prato’s work

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  • HELLYEAH – Welcome Home - Album Review

    Through six records the members of Hellyeah have proven they’re the loud, screaming exception to the short-lived ‘super group’ rule still oozing adrenaline on stage and sweating fire with their new record Welcome Home. The album is a pounding tribute to lyrical themes held dear and a celebratory tribute to the life of Vinnie Paul.  They’ve accomplished a lot in

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  • DIRTY HONEY - Live! at The Rebel Lounge - Phoenix, AZ

    L.A.-based phenom, Dirty Honey, is one of rock's hottest and fastest rising new bands. Having formed in 2017, the band is exploding at a blistering pace and is the first unsigned band to ever top Billboard's Mainstream Rock Songs Chart. They have already opened for the likes of  Alter Bridge, Guns N' Roses, Skillet, Slash and The Who. Dirty Honey began

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  • BAD WOLVES - N.A.T.I.O.N. - Album Review

    Sometimes when a band reaches an overwhelmingly rapid rate of success, they fall short in trying to keep the momentum going. For  Los Angeles based metal band Bad Wolves, that is definitely not the case. Some may have had their doubts as to whether or not Tommy Vext (vocals), John Boecklin (drums), Chris Cain (guitar), Doc Coyle (guitar) and Kyle

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  • Aftershock Festival 2019 - Sacramento, CA

    Early October in Sacramento, the autumn breeze starts to roll in and rock music fans all over the world get a spring in their step.  Why?  Aftershock, presented by Monster Energy.  Since 2012, Monster has put on this world-renowned rock festival, and the attractions and lineups keep getting better and better every year, this year being no exception.  Originally only

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  • GODSMACK - Live! with Halestorm & Monster Truck

    Godsmack, the Boston area quartet who first rose to prominence at the very end of the last century are on the road in support of 2018's album When Legends Rise.  Spending the better part of the last eight months promoting the latest release, they played a homestretch show at The Toyota Arena in Ontario, CA.  Sunday, October 13th which marked the

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  • LACUNA COIL - Black Anima - Album Review

    “Black Anima is all of us. It’s you and it’s me. It’s everything we hide and fiercely expose to a world that is half asleep. It is the fogged mirror we are peering into and searching for the truth. It’s the sacrifice and pain. It’s justice and fear. It’s fury and revenge. It’s past and future. Human beings and the

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Press Releases

  • Epicenter 2020 Music Lineup Announced: Metallica, Disturbed, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Deftones, Godsmack, Volbeat, Staind, Papa Roach & Many More

    The music lineup has been announced for Epicenter 2020, May 1, 2 and 3 at Rock City Campgrounds at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, NC. As previously announced, rock icons Metallica will headline Friday, May 1 and Sunday, May 3, performing two different headlining sets. Multi-platinum band Disturbed will headline Saturday, May 2. The diverse and massive music lineup for

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  • Lacuna Coil Announce North American Tour with Apocalyptica

    Italian gothic metal superstars Lacuna Coil announce they will be joining Finnish multi-Platinum cello-rock band Apocalyptica on The Cell-0 Tour. The band will be direct support for the spring 2020 North American tour, which starts on May 3rd in Orlando, FL and wraps on May 26th in Boston, MA. Presale tickets are available for purchase starting November 20th from 10AM

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  • The Struts Announce Tour De California Presented By Harley-Davidson

    Interscope rock band The Struts announce a run of 2020 California dates. Tour de California Presented by Harley-Davidson® will kick off February 28, 2020 in San Diego. A complete list of tour dates is below. Tickets go on sale Friday, November 15 at 10 a.m. PT. Visit thestruts.com for more info and to purchase tickets and VIP packages. Earlier this

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  • Ministry’s “The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste” Turns 30; New Event Location For Al Jourgensen Book Signing In Chicago 12/13

    Today, November 14, Ministry marks another important milestone with the 30th anniversary of revolutionary album “The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste.” Released in 1989 and featuring hit singles “Thieves,” “Burning Inside” and “So What,” the record further cemented Ministry and Jourgensen as music innovators ahead of their time and produced a voluminous, aggressive sound that became a trademark

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  • Black Sabbath – The Day I Was There (Limited Edition Hardback)

    This special limited edition hardback is numbered from 1-500 and signed by the author.  We can also offer a personal dedication hand written in this book. Buy here: https://thisdayinmusicbooks.com/books/black-sabbath-the-day-i-was-there/ The book tells the story of Black Sabbath in the words of over 350 fans. Starting with memories from their earliest pre-Sabbath shows as Earth in the North West of England, the

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  • AGNOSTIC FRONT Discuss The Big Four Of Hardcore

    Last week, legendary NYHC pioneers AGNOSTIC FRONT released their twelfth studio album, GET LOUD!, via Nuclear Blast.  Today, the band unveils the album trailer #7 where they discuss the big four of hardcore. Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wg6XbtJqWsI&feature=youtu.be Watch the  music video for the second single entitled, "I Remember" which focuses on Roger and Vinnie's start with the band. Directed by Punchdance Studios, the song which

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  • AMARANTHE Launch "Call Out My Name" Drum Cam Video Ahead Of "Nordic Helix Tour 2019"

    Last month, Nuclear Blast announced the signing of modern metal outfit AMARANTHE. To break up the recording sessions for their upcoming, yet-untitled 2020 studio album, the Swedish/Danish group kick off their 8-date »Helix Nordic Tour 2019« next week. In anticipation of the tour and to give fans a taster of what they can expect at the shows, AMARANTHE have launched a drum cam video, in which Morten Løwe

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  • OZZY OSBOURNE Talks about The 'See You On The Other Side' Box Set

    "I've been doing this for 50 years, 10 with Black Sabbath and then 40 years of my own.  This box set is my solo career." --OZZY OSBOURNE   Q:  Let's talk about the SEE YOU ON THE OTHER SIDE box set, due out November 29 on Sony Legacy. You've obviously had many box sets released. OZZY OSBOURNE: "This one's the

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  • Post-Punk Legends Modern English Reissue First Two Albums Mesh & Lace and After the Snow, Feat. New Wave Classic “I Melt With You"

    Simply put, "I Melt With You" by Modern English is one of the most iconic songs of the New Wave-era. It garnered heavy rotation on the then-thriving Modern Rock radio format, MTV and dance clubs across the globe, and was featured prominently in the classic 1983 film Valley Girl, staring a young Nicholas Cage. Yet Modern English was no mere

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  • Frontiers Music SRL Announces Signing Of Dirty Shirley - Featuring George Lynch & Dino Jelusick (watch)

    Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce Dirty Shirley, a new band project featuring guitarist George Lynch (The End Machine, KXM, Lynch Mob, ex-Dokken) and vocalist/keyboardist Dino Jelusick (Animal Drive, Trans-Siberian Orchestra). Check out the band's first single and video, "Here Comes The King" HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8hSpK4oK2Q&feature=youtu.be Stream the single and pre-order CD/Vinyl/Merch Bundles HERE: https://radi.al/DirtyShirley Croatian singer Dino Jelusick, over

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  • NIGHTWISH - Release Live Video & Digital Single "Devil And The Deep Dark Ocean“ (watch)

    NIGHTWISH recently announced their new live release Decades: Live In Buenos Aires, which is due to be released on December 6th as: BluRay Digibook, 2CD Digipak, BluRay+2CD Earbook, 3LP. Pre-order your copy here: https://nblast.de/Nightwish-LiveInBA Or at the NIGHTWISH webshop: shop.nightwish.com Today, NIGHTWISH release the first single and video for "Devil And The Deep Dark Ocean". Watch the live video here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t26r_vAYQ0Q Get the song digitally here: https://nblast.de/NightwishDeepDarkOcean Decades: Live In Buenos Aires is the

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  • PHIL CAMPBELL Discusses 'Straight Up' Feat. Rob Halford - New Album "Old Lions Still Roar" Out Now

    Last week, legendary long-time MOTÖRHEAD guitarist Phil Campbell, released his first-ever solo record, Old Lions Still Roar via Nuclear Blast. Today, the iconic guitarist discusses the latest single 'Straight Up' featuring the unmistakable vocal talents of JUDAS PRIEST's Rob Halford! Watch the video here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7KHSTZnnak Watch the official lyric video for "Straight Up [feat. Rob Halford]" here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7FDJrtkpLo Phil commented, "'The Metal God' Rob Halford has always been an artist I admire. His

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  • CHILDREN OF BODOM - Release Animated Video For "Hexed"

    Finland's melodic death superstars CHILDREN OF BODOM have just released an official animated video for the track "Hexed", the title track from their 10th studio release.  The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia spent the last 15 weeks working on the video, resulting in a black and white animated clip. Producers Aaron McLoughlin & Simon Norton spent around 3000 working hours with their team to create the video.

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  • SLAYER - Tom Araya and Kerry King Talk About "Slayer: The Repentless Killogy" Film And Playing The L.A. Forum

    In a new video released today, SLAYER's Tom Araya and Kerry King share the story behind the previously-unseen short film and boundary-pushing music video trilogy that is set to be presented alongside Slayer's entire 2017 concert shot at the Los Angeles Forum.  "Slayer:  The Repentless Killogy" will see its one-night theatrical screening take place around the world on Wednesday, November

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  • Alice Cooper Discusses Separating His Stage Persona from his Real Life Tonight on The Big Interview at 8pm E

    Beloved Shock Rock trailblazer Alice Cooper joins Dan Rather for a candid conversation exploring his personal life, the highs and lows of his acclaimed career, and more on an all-new episode of The Big Interview—airing Wednesday, October 30 at 8pE/5pP. In this exclusive first look, Cooper discusses the early struggle to separate his over-the-top stage persona from his true self,

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  • Alter Bridge 'Walk The Sky' Straight To The Top Of The Charts

    On the heels of wrapping up the successful VICTORIOUS SKY TOUR alongside Skillet and Dirty Honey, Alter Bridge have achieved another milestone in their 15-year career. The latest album Walk The Sky (Napalm Records) has brought the band comprised of Myles Kennedy on vocals/guitars, Mark Tremonti on guitars/vocals, Brian Marshall on bass and Scott Phillips their first ever #1 on

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  • Stryper Front Man Michael Sweet Releases Part 2 Of “The Making Of Ten” - watch

    Building upon the strong debut on the charts with his latest album Ten, Michael Sweet has released the second part of the behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the album. “The Making Of Ten” (Part 2) can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPGgnaAFyKQ&feature=youtu.be The new video takes the viewer inside the studio where Michael creates all of the music for his solo

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  • JOHN 5 and The Creatures Kick Off Second U.S. Leg Invasion Tour This Week

    JOHN 5 and the Creatures is set to kick off the second leg of the Invasion Tour 2019 this week in Battle Creek, MI. Jared James Nichols, who supported JOHN 5 on the first leg of the Invasion Tour earlier this year, has once again been tapped to open along with additional support from Reverend Jack. "I'm excited to get

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  • Enter OZZY OSBOURNE Halloween Costume Contest To Win An Autographed Bone From The 'See You On The Other Side' Box Set

    Channeling your inner rock star? Now's your chance to be Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy®-winning singer and songwriter OZZY OSBOURNE this Halloween AND win a copy of his new SEE YOU ON THE OTHER SIDE box set, due out Friday, November 29 on Sony Legacy. Watch a video with more details here.  The Halloween costume contest launches October 23 and runs through November 1 on all OZZY's social media channels.  Ten

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  • Dropkick Murphys To Join The Original Misfits feat. Glenn Danzig & Jerry Only

    The Original MISFITS, one of America’s most crucially influential, genre-defying bands, will perform with original singer/songwriter Glenn Danzig and original bassist Jerry Only, at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on Saturday, December 14. The Original Misfits also feature long-time guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein and preeminent drummer Dave Lombardo. They will be joined by special guests Dropkick Murphys and Agnostic Front.

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  • LEE ROCKER Announces 2020 U.K. Tour Dates + New Single "Dog House Shuffle" Out 10/30

    LEE ROCKER of The Stray Cats fame has announced 2020 U.K. dates following his previously announced 2019/2020 U.S. and Canada tour. Coming off this year's Stray Cats 40th anniversary tour with red-hot shows and their critically acclaimed album 40 (Surfdog Records), the bassist/vocalist and his band will perform Stray Cats hits including "Rock This Town," "Stray Cat Strut" and "Sexy

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  • OTHERWISE Release New Video For 'Lifted' (watch)

    OTHERWISE released a video for the new song, ‘Lifted’ today. The Chisel Pixel Productions directed video was shot in Los Angeles last month. Regarding the shoot, OTHERWISE member Adrian Patrick said, "Making the video for Lifted was perhaps the most fun we've ever had filming! The locale was absolutely stunning (thanks to Patten Title Group), the vehicles & girls were drop-dead gorgeous

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  • The Underground Thieves Announce Opening Slot For The Struts

    The Underground Thieves, a Philadelphia-based band led by artist/songwriter/producer Nick Perri, announced today the band will open two nights for The Struts at The Fillmore on December 28 and December 29. “We couldn’t be more excited,” said Perri, who has high expectations for the engagements. “Not only are we big fans of The Struts, but it’s our first hometown show

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  • NIGHTWISH - Announce Decades Live In Buenos Aires, Start Pre-Order

    It’s Sunday, September 30th 2018. In a couple of hours’ time, symphonic metal trailblazers NIGHTWISH will unleash their unique “Decades” show on the huge stage of the Estadio Malvinas in Buenos Aires. And once again, they will be setting aflame the hearts of thousands of dedicated fans. Released back in 2018, Decades was so much more than a run-of-the-mill best-of. This comprehensive chronology of the band’s

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Hollywood Spotlight

  • METAL ALLEGIANCE Announce Their Annual January Metal Assault In Anaheim!

    METAL ALLEGIANCE began as a celebration of heavy metal, powered by the almost tribal bond shared between the extreme music community’s most revered trailblazers, armed with a list of contributors onstage (and off) that read like a Wikipedia entry on the genre itself.  On January 16th, the band will assemble at The House Of Blues Anaheim for their annual winter assault. This marks

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  • Motörhead 1979 Release Party at the Rainbow Bar & Grill

    If the spirit of Lemmy Kilmister, otherwise known as God if you believe the film Airheads, were to haunt a location, it would definitely be the Rainbow Bar & Grill on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood, California. Renamed Lemmy's Lounge after his passing and adorned with a statue of the heavy metal legend, one can almost see Lemmy hunched over

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  • Former INCUBUS Bassist - Dirk Lance - Debuts New Band

    The debut single, “Rebel” from Los Angeles based trio, EAST OF JUNE, is available now on all streaming platforms. The video for the trio’s first single premiered on Alternative Press today and EOJ's Dirk Lance appeared on the KLOS morning radio show, ‘Frosty, Heidi & Frank' this morning to debut the new music.  Listen HERE. Formed in 2018, EAST OF JUNE features former Incubus bassist Dirk Lance, vocalist Emily Rath and Kyle

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