Articles in the December 2017 Issue
The final countdown hasn’t begun for Europe because they continue to create music after three decades. Their music has stood the test of time and they are a band who is stronger than ever with the culmination of their talent and life experiences which is apparent in their songwriting. Europe was a band who never gave up on their dreams
Once upon a time, a young Dutchman rose to fame for his prowess on a six-stringed instrument called a guitar. He even had a band named after him (Vandenberg), and then joined one of the biggest bands of the 1980’s (Whitesnake). He traveled the world with that guitar, making hearts happy. But then that Dutchman disappeared from the music world
Hailing from Houston by way of Alameda, California husband and wife team Dave Starr and London Wilde have taken their band WildeStarr through three albums with their latest, Beyond The Rain coming out on December 8th. Both have extensive background experience with Starr’s former band Vicious Rumors and Wilde’s self-taught vocals and studio experience. Their music is a strong blend of power
At first glance, one might think that the primary attraction of a book titled Rock Gods—Fifty Years of Rock Photography would be the photos. No brainer, right? True, the shots view like a gallery of the greatest musicians in rock n’ roll history: Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Eddie Van Halen and many, many
Adrian Vandenberg’s newest project Vandenberg’s Moonkings has released their second album. Released November 3rd, via Mascot Label Group, MKII is evidence that there is no “sophomore slump” for the Moonkings. Right out of the gate, the album’s first video release and opening song, Tightrope provides a glimpse of what can be expected on this album, guitar heavy, blues-influenced rock, with
In 2015, Outlaws & Moonshine released the EP 1919, which earned the band positive reviews (Screamer was among those giving the EP a thumbs-up). Now, the band has recorded five new songs, which they’ve combined with the original five on 1919, and the resulting collection is the LP Devil in the Moonshine. With songs titled Devil in the Moonshine, Hey
How many of your favorite bands that debuted in the 80’s are still putting out new music? Sure, there are a handful, but those numbers are fairly low. Well, after years of lineup changes, and even two bands using the same name for a period of time, L.A. Guns are back with The Missing Peace via Frontiers Music SRL. This
Being in an indie band is a tough gig—literally. With no label to provide financial support for recording, promotion or touring, it’s all on your dime. Add to that the proliferation of streaming media services and you’re competing with hundreds—if not thousands—of other bands, all trying to get noticed. Given all of the above, many indies are choosing to forgo
Day 1 Review The Monster Energy Aftershock Music Festival is an event that music fans in Northern California look forward to each year. The band lineup is always the talk of social media, and this year was no exception. Before one even gets in the gate, there's the issue of parking to deal with. It's never really been easy, but
Ignitor Featuring Dangerous Toys Vocalist Jason McMaster Release Their New Album ‘Haunted By Rock & Roll’
Austin classic Metal crew IGNITOR released their new album Haunted By Rock & Roll Friday, 11/24 via EMP LABEL GROUP, in conjunction with horror Icon Adam Green’s ArieScope Music. HBRR is the fourth release to feature the renowned Metal vocalist Jason McMaster of Dangerous Toys and Watchtower. The album features 9 new tracks of IGNITOR’s trademark brand of classic NWOBHM inspired
David Ellefson of Megadeth, via his label EMP LABEL GROUP, has announced the relaunch of COMBAT RECORDS, the seminal Punk/Thrash label that started Megadeth’s career. Most will remember Combat Records as one of the seminal thrash labels of the 1980s, their most prominent artist being, of course, Megadeth. Combat was also home to Helstar, Circle Jerks, Exodus, Nuclear Assault, and
PRIMAL FEAR are back in the studio working on their upcoming new album, "Apocalypse". 12 brand new crushing heavy metal tracks have been selected, out of 30 newly written tracks, which will be produced by PF's own Mat Sinner and engineered & mixed by Jacob Hansen at Hansen Studios in Denmark. The album is tentatively scheduled for release in mid-2018.
UK's legendary extreme metal icons CRADLE OF FILTH will make their long-awaited triumphant return to North America with a headlining tour this March/April. Opening the tour will be Ukraine metal band JINJER. "CRADLE OF FILTH are very much looking forward to the U.S/ Canadian leg of the Cryptoriana World Tour," commented vocalist Dani Filth. "Even more so now that we have just finished
Bow your heads down to the Cavalera brothers, and a heavy release day to the thrash metal legends! Today the brand new album 'Psychosis' by CAVALERA CONSPIRACY has been released on Napalm Records, but to celebrate this very special day, the band has now also unleashed an official music video for the track 'Spectral War'! Says Max Cavalera: "Our new
Finally the wait is over. NWOBHM legends TRESPASS release new music video, "Momentum". A hard rocking British metal song with an old school 80's Priest vibe. "Momentum" is out on all digital streaming services and is taken from the upcoming comeback album "Footprints In The Rock" out 12th of January 2018 worldwide on Mighty Music (ex. Japan by Bickee Music).
JOE PERRY--legendary guitarist, co-founding member, principal songwriter and co-producer of Aerosmith--is readying his new solo album SWEETZERLAND MANIFESTO for release on January 19, 2018. Due out on his own Roman Records imprint (distributed worldwide by AMPED Distribution), SWEETZERLAND MANIFESTO marks JOE's sixth solo album and is comprised of 10 new tracks. They were all written or co-written by JOE (many with the
History was made last week in the world of KISS, arguably the biggest rock band in the world, when brothers Bob and Bruce Kulick joined the KISS Kruise for the first time in the seven years the getaway has taken place. "Our appearance on Kiss Kruise 7 the first night on the Main Deck (“Sail Away “ Stage) was one
POP EVIL have announced Music Over Words Tour today that will serve as the official kickoff for their recently announced all-new self-titled LP. "It’s with great excitement to announce our US headline tour," says vocalist Leigh Kakaty. "We can’t wait to play our new material and see all our amazing fans across the states. It’s all about the music, it’s Music
Walking Papers (Duff McKagan, Jefferson Angell, Benjamin Anderson, Barrett Martin) Announce WP2 Out January 19
Seattle’s Walking Papers, featuring Jefferson Angell (The Missionary Position), Benjamin Anderson (both of The Missionary Position) Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver), and Barrett Martin (Screaming Trees, Mad Season) and will release the moody and carnal WP2, their second album with Loud & Proud Records on January 19, 2018. Fans can get a taste of WP2 by watching a snippet
BMG are proud to announce the release of SAXON - DECADE OF THE EAGLE - a deluxe anthology featuring 34 tracks, that looks back at the years that built the Saxon legend. Additionally, 1 CD and 1 LP versions will be made available for North America, tracklist is below. BMG in North America will release the 1 CD, 1 LP versions and and
The origin story of the fastest rising band in underground rock, BARB WIRE DOLLS, is undoubtedly an impressive one. From being discovered and signed by late rock legend Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead, to being personally invited to move to Los Angeles by iconic KROQ DJ Rodney Bingenheimer, BARB WIRE DOLLS have proven worthy of some of music's biggest stars. While
Over the course of the past five years, the iconic “I Believe In Nashville” mural has been spotlighted in GQ Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, various TV shows, music videos, commercials and on the Instagram pages of thousands of tourists from around the world. Adrien, the artist responsible for the mural, created the design to showcase his love for the
The Contortionist have announced a new batch of tour dates supporting NOTHING MORE early next year. The trek kicks off in Little Rock, Arkansas on Saturday, February 3rd at The Metroplex. The tour brings the band from coast to coast before wrapping up in Sacramento, California at the legendary Ace of Spades on Saturday, March 3rd. "We're very happy to
New Jersey rock band The Mylars announce the premiere of their new video "Let's Go", a tribute to The Cars first single off of their second studio album Candy-O on Alternative Nation today. The video, directed by Steven Nathan, was shot in two locations, The Mylars hometown of Union, NJ and also in Summit, NJ. When asked why the band
Dutch symphonic metal giants EPICA are proud to announce the launch of their brand new live video for "Consign To Oblivion". The video was captured during EPICA's sold out show at the Zénith in Paris last February where the band closed their most successful European tour to date together with an excited legion of 5,000 fans! This live video perfectly
In the feature documentary, Summer 82 - When Zappa Came to Sicily, filmmaker and Zappa fan Salvo Cuccia tells the behind-the-scenes story of Frank Zappa's star-crossed concert in Palermo, Sicily, the wrap-up to a European tour that ended in public disturbances and police intervention. Cuccia had a ticket to the concert but never made it. Thirty years later, collaborating with Zappa's
The classic kings of punk, THE ADICTS, will unleash their eleventh studio album, And So It Was So!, on November 17th via Nuclear Blast in the U.S. and Arising Empire for Europe and the U.K.. Today, the band released their third album trailer discussing their writing and the recording process for And It Was So!. Check out the video here:
World's Loudest Month: Dates & Festival Updates (Rock On The Range, Monster Energy Fort Rock, Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion, Rocklahoma & More)
2018 event dates, festival updates, and ticket on-sale information for the World’s Loudest Month festival series have been announced. The World’s Loudest Month--created by AEG Presents and Danny Wimmer Presents--continued to break records in 2017 with its U.S. festival series featuring the biggest names in rock music. The 2018 World’s Loudest Month will include six U.S. events in distinct atmospheres
Grammy nominated recording artist and iconic guitarist MARTY FRIEDMAN reveals a brand new music video featuring his touring bandmates for the aggressively melodic single, "Self Pollution", taken from his groundbreaking new album, "Wall of Sound", via PROSTHETIC RECORDS. FRIEDMAN adds, "This video is the first to feature my live band, with Kiyoshi on bass, Chargee on drums and Jordan Ziff on
Today, Pixies and Weezer have announced a massive, co-headline seven-week North American tour for summer 2018. Presented by Live Nation, the tour has dates starting June 23 in Tampa, Florida and will wrap in Phoenix, Arizona on August 12. The Wombats will support as first of three from June 23 - July 15, with support for the tour's second half
The Box Set comprises the blues studio recordings on 2 CDs plus a further 2 CDs of newly mixed and mastered live concert recordings, with two previously unheard song versions. This is the first time that this concert has been available, anywhere. Also included, is the brand new book I Can’t Wait Until Tomorrow, which offers a unique insight into the
Beer and cigars are the newest offerings for this year's two-day OZZFEST MEETS KNOTFEST this Saturday, November 4 and Sunday, November 5 at Glen Helen Amphitheater and Festival Groundsin San Bernardino, CA. The Demon Alcohol Lounge, situated on the lawn with a panoramic view of the entire festival site, will offer concert goers a variety of cigar, beer and wine offerings. These include some of the world's finest and
Celebrating David Bowie is excited to announce the addition of musicians Earl Slick (guitar) and Bernard Fowler (vocalist) to the North American leg of the recently announced 2018 tour. After performing rapturously received and critically lauded shows earlier this year, Celebrating David Bowie returns with a brand new Bowie show spanning his entire career with a new show in Mexico City that was also just announced. All tickets are on sale now with Mexico
THE VEER UNION Announces Release of 'Decade: The History of our Evolution' Box Set Pre-Order with Immediate Free Download Cover of Faith No More's "Epic"
Vancouver, BC based Rock / Metal band The Veer Union has started a PRE-RELEASE worldwide through ROCKSHOP ENTERTAINMENT (RSE) for their first ever box set, Decade: History of Our Evolution, which will include 6 albums: Decade, Decade Acoustic, Decade 2, Decade 2 Acoustic, Decade Demos, and Decade Rarities. The band has also teamed with Loudwire to release the lyric video
Billboard calls it a “debauched...coke fueled, drama-filled narrative” inspired by “the excess of their rock n roll lifestyles." Anime-style was something the band and management have loved for a long time and this was the perfect moment to try out that format. It is such a positive, funny and light-hearted rock story, it just seems like the right thing to
Photos - AFTERSHOCK FESTIVAL Day 1 - Sacramento, CA CLICK HERE to read a review of the festival.
Photos - AFTERSHOCK FESTIVAL Day 2 - Sacramento, CA CLICK HERE to read a review of the festival.
Photos - BREAKING BENJAMIN - Unplugged At The House Of Blues CLICK HERE to read a review of the show.
Hollywood Undead’s new album FIVE has debuted on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart at #22 and #7 on the Top Current Albums Sales Chart. The album is the band’s fifth Top 25 debut overall. The number five holds a deep significance. We have five senses. Five points adorn a star. Five represents man in theology. For the five members
Disneyland wasn’t the only happy place on Earth when Breaking Benjamin took over the House of Blues in Anaheim just a few short miles away on October 23, 2017. Considering the band is signed to Disney owned label Hollywood Records, it wasn’t surprising that there were just as many fireworks musically as there were being displayed at the park itself. From