Screamer Magazine February 2017
Featuring: Judas Priest. Also Included NAMM 2017, Striker, Carl Canedy, Nine Inch Nails, Nightwish, Jack Russell's Great White, Witherfall, Shallow Side, Neal Morse Band, Striker and Much More.

Articles in the February 2017 Issue

Interviews

  • Judas Priest- Fueled For Life 30 Years Later

    For those that were too young to remember or not around yet, the ’80s was largely known and celebrated as a time of decadence, debauchery and decibels.  MTV was born, the Sunset Strip scene ruled L.A. and Judas Priest cranked out six fist raising, foot stomping, riff slamming albums.  The monumental British Steel started the decade Breaking the Law telling

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  • STRIKER - Before the Clock Strikes 2/24

    It's arguably one of the most important times in a band's career when they decide to release their self-titled album.  It's not an album you want to screw up.  An artist can catch their lucky break and try to take the music world by storm (Slipknot and Iron Maiden) or feel comfortable enough with their sound to state this record

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  • A Conversation with: CARL CANEDY of The Rods

    In the early-70s, there was a popular local band from Cortland, New York called Elf. Among its members were: Gary Driscoll, drums Craig Gruber, bass guitar David “Rock” Feinstein, guitar Mickey Lee Soule, keyboards Ronnie James Dio, lead vocals With the exception of Ronnie James Dio's cousin, David “Rock” Feinstein, who left Elf in 1973, all of the members would

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Reviews

  • NAMM 2017 - Anaheim, CA

    Rain, rain go away. For the first time in recent memory, it rained on NAMM’s parade. And not just any rain, but full-on torrential downpours on Friday and Sunday, forcing cancellation and/or relocation of outdoor events. However, the party inside continued unabated, albeit with soggy clothing and damp hair. The NAMM show has dual functions. The primary purpose is to

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  • NINE INCH NAILS - Not The Actual Events

    When a band has a long career, it is inevitable that fans will disagree on what constitutes the "real" signature sound of that group. There are certainly many different schools of thought when it comes to Nine Inch Nails (or NIN for short), the industrial-alternative rock band founded in 1988 by Trent Reznor. On one hand, there's the fans who

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  • NIGHTWISH - Vehicle of Spirit

    After a year-and-a-half of non-stop touring Nightwish has released Vehicle of Spirit; a multimedia boxset capturing the final show of the Endless Forms Most Beautiful tour at Wembley Arena and Tampere Stadium. Both shows capture the bombast, emotion, ambiance, band comradery and popularity of Nightwish on the grand stage.  Floor Jansen, the third woman to front the band, stood tall,

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  • JACK RUSSELL'S GREAT WHITE – He Saw It Comin’

    Through the years vocalist Jack Russell has been pretty synonymous with ‘80s hair metal band Great White. Even after his split from the original band in 2011, Russell still clings to the band name-- likely for brand recognition.  Jack Russell’s Great White represents the next phase of a legacy for Russell, who formed the band in 2011 as a reincarnation

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  • WITHERFALL - Nocturnes And Requiems

    Few bands find themselves in the tragic situation of losing a member before their debut album.  However, that's the unfortunate case for Witherfall with the release of Nocturnes And Requiems.  Drummer Adam Sagan passed away early December during the final stages of production, but the end product turned out to be a masterpiece. The record begins with Portrait, which is a good precursor for the rest

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  • JUDAS PRIEST - Turbo 30

    The ‘80s saw Judas Priest put out six records, from the iconic British Steel to Ram It Down.  The band covered in leather that bled adrenaline and sweat with power chords and razor-teethed riffs experimented with synthesizers on their 10th album, Turbo. To some fans it was just an odd misstep and sign of the times while others considered it

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  • SHALLOW SIDE - One

    Sometimes we can’t just be patient and sit and wait for a full-length album from a band. Thankfully, a lot of bands these days will throw us a bone and give us an EP to satisfy our cravings while they continue working. Alabama’s own Shallow Side has done just that with their latest six-song release, One, via Thermal Entertainment. The

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  • NEAL MORSE BAND Live! - Brings Similitude To Southern California

    The Neal Morse band made a stop on The Road Called Home this past Saturday in Whittier, CA, to impart their latest effort, Similitude Of A Dream, in its entirety, to a sold out crowd at The Center Theater.  Similitude quite simply, is a likeness in nature or qualities of appearance.  This dream however, appears all too real for the main

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  • STRIKER Live! - The Complex, Glendale, CA

    Striker, the Canadian metal outfit from Edmonton, Alberta that has been blazing their own trail since 2007, made their way into The Complex in Glendale, CA on Tuesday night, January 24th.  Hitting the road out in front of their forthcoming self-titled, fifth full album release, Striker, the group is fulfilling a 16 date, U.S. tour.  The U.S. leg of their world tour

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Press Releases

  • Legendary AEROSMITH Guitarist JOE PERRY Honored with Les Paul Award at 32nd Annual NAMM TEC Awards

    Legendary AEROSMITH guitarist JOE PERRY is pictured here after being presented with the Les Paul Award at 32nd Annual NAMM TEC Awards, Saturday, January 23.  PERRY was presented with the prestigious honor by his Hollywood Vampires bandmate Johnny Depp, who said PERRY was "his hero" and "the reason I picked up the guitar in the first place." The two were

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  • The Offspring To Headline KLOS Presents Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival, April 8

    KLOS presents Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival, powered by Gringo Bandito, the 4th annual ultimate taco and craft beer celebration, is proud to announce its all-new location, hours, and date at the scenic Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, CA on Saturday, April 8 from 1:00 PM – 9:00 PM (VIP opens at noon). Produced by California’s most

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  • "Wardance" - Anthrax's New Craft Beer

    It's funny how an offhanded comment can make a dream come true, but that's exactly what happened with thrash icons Anthrax. Last year, the members of the band were hanging out at New York's West Village bar Daddy-O and mentioned to owner Phil Casacelli how they'd love to have their own brand of beer.  Casacelli, a long-time fan of upstate

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  • Tokyo Motor Fist Release New Song "Put Me To Shame"

    You don't need to be a die-hard '80s metal fan to know that the fruits of an artistic alliance between Danger Danger singer Ted Poley and guitarist/producer Steve Brown of TRIXTER is going to make melodic rock fans rejoice! The two musicians from New Jersey have recently created TOKYO MOTOR FIST and the new band is ready to unleash on

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  • Insane Clown Posse Plans Juggalo Domination For 2017

    Psychopathic Records and INSANE CLOWN POSSE have started 2017 with a bang! Juggalos and Juggalettes worldwide should be prepared for the second coming of the clowns, for ICP has declared 2017 as the Year of the Juggalo. As far as music from the Dark Carnival for 2017 is concerned...You can expect to see a solo record from Shaggy 2 Dope

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  • Grammy® Winners Ghost Reach No. 1 At Active Rock Radio With “Square Hammer”

    Grammy® Award-winning band Ghost have topped the Active Rock chart with current single “Square Hammer” and are the first Swedish band to have a No. 1 song on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Songs chart. “Square Hammer” is featured on the band’s most recent EP release, Popestar, which debuted at the No. 1 position on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums and Hard Rock Albums charts

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  • Black Star Riders Release Fifth Trailer For 'Heavy Fire'

    BLACK STAR RIDERS are set to release their forthcoming album Heavy Fire on the 3rd of February via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Today, the band unveil the fifth video trailer in which Damon Johnson, Ricky Warwick and Scott Gorham discuss some of their early influences and favourite bands and artists. Check out the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNG0Zy6-2KE&feature=youtu.be Damon Johnson remembers, “I grew

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  • OVERKILL - Third Track-By-Track Trailer For The Grinding Wheel Launched

    Legendary New Jersey thrashers, OVERKILL, will unleash their upcoming studio album, The Grinding Wheel, on February 10th, 2017 via Nuclear Blast. Today, the band reveals their third and final track-by-track trailer! Check this video to get informed about "Red White And Blue", "The Wheel" and "The Grinding Wheel" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETB2f-aBfmY Check out the first two parts here: Track-by-track #1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ye9sq74ttiE&feature=youtu.be Track-by-track #2: http://youtu.be/5XuMrEp9d6w The Grinding Wheel

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  • Society 1 Announces Maxxxwell Carlisle As New Guitarist

    Industrial Metal veterans Society 1 have announced Maxwell Carlisle (HELLION) as the band's new guitarist. Carlisle most known for his shredding guitar style and collaboration with world renowned cellist Tina Guo is expanding his musical expression into the realm of industrial rock. The new lineup will debut this Friday at Schecter's Annual NAMM Indie Party. "I'm honored, really honored, to be joining a band with

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  • SHE ROCKS, Vol.1 - Featuring Lita Ford, Orianthi and More Available Jan. 20, 2017

    Favored Nations Entertainment will release the all-female compilation, She Rocks, Vol.1. digitally on January 20th with the physical CD available on February 4th.  The compilation will be celebrated at the 2017 “She Rocks Awards,” taking place this Friday in Anaheim, CA during the annual NAMM Convention.   This collection of kick-ass guitar goddesses is produced by author and former Guitar

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  • Night Ranger to Release New Studio Album "Don't Let Up"

    Frontiers Music Srl is proud to announce the release of "Don't Let Up", the new studio album from Night Ranger. "Don't Let Up" is set for a March 24th release. The album will be available in both a standard edition and a deluxe edition (featuring bonus track and bonus DVD - physical format only). For your first taste of new

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  • KXM Release Music Video For "Scatterbrain"

    Coming on the heels of the announcement of their sophomore album, KXM has released the video for the debut single “Scatterbrain.” The video, directed by previous KXM director Jamie Brown, features the band performing live in the desert and is the first song from the upcoming release of the same name. The new album is scheduled for release on March

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  • MARTYRD Set To Open For METAL ALLEGIANCE - at the City National Grove of Anaheim

    New York metallists Martyrd continue their rapid rise with the announcement that they have landed a prime opening slot - for a killer bill, comprised of Metal Allegiance, Marty Friedman, and Gus G. The show will take place on Friday, January 20th (Martyrd hits the stage at 7:30pm, doors at 7:00pm), at the City National Grove of Anaheim, in Anaheim, California

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  • M Resort Spa Casino has Partnered with Gangster to Present Rock Into Spring!

    LAS VEGAS – January 11, 2017 – M Resort Spa Casino has partnered with Gangster to present Rock Into Spring, a three-day rock n’ roll music festival taking place April 28 – 30, 2017 at M Resort’s pool. Howard Weiss, M Resort Vice President of Entertainment, Daylife and Nightlife, commented “We are very excited to partner up with Gangster on

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  • EPICA - Launch "Beyond The Matrix" Music Video!

    Dutch symphonic metal band EPICA have launched the new music video for"Beyond The Matrix" taken from the band’s latest album The Holographic Principle. Frontwoman Simone Simons comments: “The energy that lives within "Beyond the Matrix" is extremely contagious. It will sweep you off your feet when the melodies enter your mind. The video embodies the spirit and liveliness of EPICA. Transcend together

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  • TOKYO MOTOR FIST Are "Shameless" With New Song; Self-Titled Debut Out February 24, 2017 via Frontiers Music Srl

    You don't need to be a die-hard '80s metal fan to know that the fruits of an artistic alliance between Danger Danger singer Ted Poley and guitarist/producer Steve Brown of TRIXTER is going to make melodic rock fans rejoice! The two musicians from New Jersey have recently created TOKYO MOTOR FIST and the new band is ready to unleash on

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  • Within The Ruins Debut New Music Video HALFWAY HUMAN Due Out March 3, 2017

    January 11, 2017 -- Massachusetts metal veterans WITHIN THE RUINS have debuted an all new music video today for their new track "Beautiful Agony" exclusively via Metal Injection dot com. “It has a darker vibe than most of our previous material and this video totally conveys that,” says guitarist Joe Cocchi. Directed by Justin Reich, this is the first music

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  • Kansas launch video for "Rhythm in the Spirit"

    Legendary rock band, Kansas, have launched a live concert video for the track "Rhythm In The Spirit", taken from the band’s latest album 'The Prelude Implicit' released last September. The band had this to say: "It's been a long time since we've made a one song concert video and we had a great time doing it! 'Rhythm in the Spirit'

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  • Slayer's Comic Book, "Repentless #1" - Sneak Peek

    SLAYER, the most badass thrash/metal band on the planet, will see Issue #1 of its three-comic book series "Repentless" released on January 25 through Dark Horse Comics.  Get a sneak peak at six preview pages from issue #1 here: http://bit.ly/2jfynC3 The comic book series is based on Slayer's brutal "Repentless" music videos, written and directed by B.J. McDonnell (Hatchet III) and scripted by

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  • STRIKER Announce New Album, Stream First Single 'Born To Lose' + USA / EU Tour Dates

    There's no time wasted when it comes to one of Canada's most thrilling metal bands STRIKER. In 2016, they unleashed their award winning 'Stand In The Fire', their fourth album and first release via their own independent label Record Breaking Records. Kicking off the new year! These shredders return in 2017 with their fifth self-titled studio album due out on

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  • Rocklahoma 2017 Band Lineup Announced: Def Leppard, Soundgarden, The Offspring & Many More

    A massive music lineup has been announced for the 11th year of Rocklahoma, presented by Bud Light, May 26, 27 & 28, 2017 at "Catch the Fever" Festival Grounds in Pryor, Oklahoma, just outside Tulsa. Soundgarden, Def Leppard, and The Offspring lead the music lineup for America’s Biggest Memorial Day Weekend Party, which features the best current rock artists and

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  • ONE OK ROCK Premiere “We Are” Official Video

     JANUARY 9, 2017 - Fueled By Ramen recording group ONE OK ROCK has premiered the official music video for their latest single, “We Are.”  The iconic Japanese rock band’s eagerly awaited Fueled By Ramen debut, “AMBITIONS,” arrives everywhere on January 13th. “AMBITIONS” is available for pre-order at all DSPs as well as via the official Fueled By Ramen store. The

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  • U2: THE JOSHUA TREE TOUR 2017 Limited Run Of Stadium Dates To Celebrate 30th Anniversary Of The Band’s Classic Fifth Album

    Monday, January 9th, 2017 – For Immediate Release.  Live Nation today announced that U2 will return to select stadiums this year with U2: The Joshua Tree Tour 2017, in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the band’s classic album. Each show will include a performance of The Joshua Tree in its entirety, with support from one of a number of 

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  • Foreigner Announces 40th Anniversary Tour with Cheap Trick and Jason Bonham

    (January 9, 2017) - “I Want To Know What Love Is.” “Cold As Ice.” “Hot Blooded.” “Juke Box Hero.” FOREIGNER, the band behind these classic and iconic songs, is turning 40 this year and they’re bringing their friends along for the year-long celebration. First up is a mammoth worldwide tour, set to launch in Syracuse, NY on July 11th. For

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  • DOPE / Combichrist Announce Blood, Lust, Death 2017 Tour Sponsored by Black Craft Whiskey

    January 9, 2017 - Industrial Metal Legends DOPE and Combichrist are pairing up for the Black Craft Whiskey sponsored Blood, Lust, Death 2017 Tour.. The bill will be rounded out with support from September Mourning and Davey Suicide. Launching Feb 27th in Portland OR, the tour winds through the Midwest, East Coast, and South before wrapping up in LA on

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  • Rock On The Range Sells Out In Record Time; +LIVE+ and Of Mice & Men Added To Lineup

      Tickets for the 11th annual Rock On The Range have sold out in record time, just over one month after going on sale. This marks the fifth consecutive advance sell-out for Rock On The Range, May 19, 20 and 21 at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, OH. Rock legends Metallica, Soundgarden and Korn will each headline one night of America’s

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  • Black Star Riders Premiere New Video For “Testify Or Say Goodbye”

    BLACK STAR RIDERS are set to release their forthcoming album Heavy Fire on the February, 3rd 2017 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Today, the band premieres the new video for second single, 'Testify Or Say Goodbye'. Frontman Ricky Warwick comments on the track: "Power, glory, rock n roll with a whole lotta soul.. You gotta testify or say goodbye Tell me no secrets, tell me no lies Get

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  • Less Than Jake Will Release New Ep, ‘Sound The Alarm,’ On Feb 3rd

    Influential Gainesville punk band Less Than Jake, has announced plans to release a new EP titled Sound The Alarm on February 3rd with their new label Pure Noise Records. Fans can pre-order the record and stream a brand new song called “Things Change” now at http://smarturl.it/LTJ. Speaking about the new song, lyricist and drummer Vinnie Fiorello says "the only thing

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  • DAVID ELLEFSON’S ELLEFSON COFFEE COMPANY OPENS BRICK AND MORTAR COFFEE/MERCHANDISE SHOP IN DAVID’S HOMETOWN OF JACKSON, MINNESOTA

    Ellefson Coffee Co., the boutique Coffee brand of Megadeth bassist David Ellefson will open its first brick and mortar ELLEFSON COFFEE CO shop next week in David’s hometown of Jackson, MN. In addition to serving a variety of custom blends of Ellefson Coffee Co brands, including ROAST IN PEACE, SHE WOLF, KENYA THRASH, and URBAN LEGEND, ECC will also be

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  • ACCEPT - Reveal "Fast As A Shark" Live Clip

    On January 13th, heavy metal titans ACCEPT will deliver their new live package called Restless And Live. This set will not only include the entire show that ACCEPT played at Bang Your Head!!! Festival 2015 on DVD, but also two live CDs with different recordings from their most recent European tour. Today, ACCEPT release a new live clip to give you a last taste of Restless And

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  • The Devil Wears Prada Joins Anthrax, Killswitch Engage Tour

    The Devil Wears Prada will hit the road early in the New Year with a slot on what will be one of the heaviest tours of 2017 - a 27-date North American tour as special support to co-headliners Anthrax and Killswitch Engage.  The trek, presented by SiriusXM, kicks off at the Wellmont Theatre in Montclair, NJ on March 29 and

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  • Aaron Fink (formerly of Breaking Benjamin) to Release New Solo Album 'Galaxies' on January 20, 2017

    Celebrated touring and studio guitarist, Aaron Fink (formerly of Breaking Benjamin), sails into previously uncharted waters with his new solo album GALAXIES due for release on January 20, 2017 via Woodhenge Records. The record blends melodic rock with musical left turns, bold guitar solos and contemplative lyrics. As well as taking charge as a producer, Fink has also stepped forward

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  • Yoshiki: To Perform at Carnegie Hall; "La Venus" Song From 'We Are X' Film For "Best Original Song" At The 89th Academy Awards

    On January 12 and 13th 2017, YOSHIKI will make his Carnegie Hall debut with "YOSHIKI CLASSICAL: Featuring Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra." Although known as the founder, songwriter and drummer of X JAPAN, YOSHIKI is a classically trained multi-instrumentalist, composer, and musician. Having composed the 2012 Golden Globe Awards theme song, he also composed and performed an orchestral piece and piano concerto

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Hollywood Spotlight

  • Female Guitar Shredder Tara Lynch To Release New Single “Trustless” Feat. Members of Dream Theater, Yngwie Malmsteen, Whitesnake and Alice Cooper

    Los Angeles - Tara Lynch is an American guitarist, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. Tara will be releasing her new single “Trustless” from her forthcoming debut album “Evil Enough” on Friday, February 10, 2017. “Evil Enough” is a melodic metal album full of rich guitar dominant tracks, all written by Tara Lynch.  Along with Tara on all lead/rhythm guitars, this album features

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  • METAL ALLEGIANCE: Release Exclusive 360 Video From Fallen Heroes Show

    METAL ALLEGIANCE gathered last Friday at the City National Grove of Anaheim for an unforgettable tribute to our fallen heroes. Hosted by Jackson, Charvel & EVH as well as sponsored by Loudwire, Monster Energy and Musician's Institute, the night was filled with many special  performances as well as an appearance and early birthday celebration for Ray Burton. Today, the band released an exclusive 360 video

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  • New Jack Russell's Great White Video For "Sign of the Times" Out Now

    Jack Russell's Great White represents the next phase of a legacy.  On January 27, 2017, Frontiers Music Srl will lay the framework for this new phase with the release of "He Saw it Comin'". Jack Russell's Great White are pleased to share their video for the song "Sign of the Times".  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaWTKVqam1k&feature=youtu.be Regarding the song Jack Russell explained to Ultimate

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  • Zakk Wylde Debuts "Lost Prayer" Music Video

    Guitar icon ZAKK WYLDE today has debuted an all new music video for his latest track "Lost Prayer" from his latest solo LP Book of Shadows II. Directed by long-time collaborator Justin Reich, it's the second video installment we've seen from Zakk from BOSII. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8dG5fSsALI Over the summer Wylde released the "Sleeping Dogs" music video (seen below) featuring Slipknot / Stone Sour frontman COREY TAYLOR.

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  • New Jack Russell's Great White Song "Love Don't Live Here" Available for Streaming

    Jack Russell's Great White represents the next phase of a legacy.  On January 27, 2017, Frontiers Music Srl will lay the framework for this new phase with the release of "He Saw it Comin'". Today, Jack Russell's Great White has released another new song from their forthcoming album.   Listen to the track "Love Don't Live Here" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMxN-wEIyzs&feature=youtu.be "He Saw it

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  • Witherfall Releases Nocturnes and Requiems

    Based out of Los Angeles, Calif., WITHERFALL is the collective brainchild of guitarist Jake Dreyer (Iced Earth, Kobra And The Lotus, White Wizzard), singer Joseph Michael (White Wizzard) and the late Adam Sagan (Circle II Circle, Into Eternity). With Dreyer and Michael having previously worked together in White Wizzard and Sagan collaborating with Dreyer on the critically acclaimed debut instrumental

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  • “X-Mas” - Live at The Roxy, West Hollywood, CA

    With Christmas behind us and the New Year just around the corner, it’s beginning to look a lot like “X-Mas.”   Pioneering L.A. punk band X, brought the final leg of its annual “X-mas” tour into the legendary Hollywood nightclub, the Roxy on December 28th, for the first of four consecutive nights, celebrating 40 years of X music.  The band is

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