THE CLASSIC ROCK ROLL OF HONOUR 2014
Presented By Orange Amplification
–ROCK’S MOST PRESTIGIOUS NIGHT–
ANNOUNCES LIVE PERFORMANCES BY
KINGS OF CHAOS, CALIFORNIA BREED, RIVAL SONS
AND SCOTT WEILAND & THE WILDABOUTS
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4
AT AVALON IN HOLLYWOOD, CA
Hosted by UK-based Classic Rock magazine, the 10th annual Classic Rock Awards--the Classic Rock Roll Of Honour presented by Orange Amplification--announced today a stellar line-up of live performances from some of the most exciting and respected artists in rock: Kings Of Chaos, California Breed, Rival Sons and Scott Weiland & The Wildabouts.
This star-studded list of performers will be joining an already announced list of rock icons to be on-hand at the all-star event on November 4 at the Avalon in Hollywood, CA including: Sammy Hagar (this year’s host), Gregg Allman (this year’s Living Legend Award recipient) and guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore of The Doors (this year’s Inspiration Award recipient), and many more.
Kings Of Chaos, the part-time, all-star rock’n’roll collective, are one of the most exciting live bands in rock for two distinct reasons: 1. The a-list revolving door of guest performers; and 2. The bands core line-up of Guns N' Roses’ Duff McKagan, Matt Sorum and Gilby Clarke alongside guitar aficionado, Extreme’s Nuno Bettencourt. It's a combination that brings anticipation and killer live performances in abundance.
For this intimate live performance, Kings of Chaos will be joined on stage by Sammy Hagar, the evening's host and frontman of Van Halen, Montrose and Chickenfoot; former Deep Purple and current California Breed frontman Glenn Hughes; and more rock royalty, Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott and Phil Collen; and one of the most recognizable and important figures in rock, Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top).
As well as performing with the aforementioned Kings of Chaos, Glenn Hughes will also be playing a stripped-back set with his current band California Breed, with 23-year-old newcomer guitarist-singer-songwriter Andrew Watt.
Rival Sons have seen a meteoric rise in international recognition since their inception in 2009. Playing to thousands in sell-out shows around the world, this will be a unique performance in front of hundreds of their peers.
Scott Weiland, notorious frontman of Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, brings his new band, Scott Weiland & The Wildabouts, to perform their acclaimed live show to this star-studded audience.
Classic Rock editor Siân Llewellyn says: "Playing live is the lifeblood of rock'n'roll and there are few things as thrilling as watching a rock show. On November 4th we'll be privileged to witness four unique performances from some of the very best in the business."
The Classic Rock Roll Of Honour awards will air on AXS TV in December (exact date TBA).
Voting for the listener and fan-voted categories just closed and winners will be announced at the awards. For the full list of nominees for this year’s listener and fan-voted categories, click here.
For one night only, Classic Rock magazine plays host to some of the world’s most renowned rock legends. This exclusive evening welcomes some 400 artists, industry figureheads and VIPs with a champagne reception and a three-course dinner, followed by the presentation of the awards themselves. The evening culminates with a live performance.
Reflecting the explosive growth of the Classic Rock brand, the event has grown from humble beginnings to become one of the rare ‘must-dos’ on the rock calendar. It has consistently attracted A-List guests, including Black Sabbath, Jimmy Page, Alice Cooper, Slash, Rush, ZZ Top, Jeff Beck, Brian May, The Who, Gene Simmons, Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Rob Halford and Paul Stanley, among many others, as well as live performances from Jeff Beck with special guests, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Rival Sons and Zakk Wylde.
This really is the ultimate in rock‘n’roll awards, and as such will be broadcast in the U.S. on radio exclusively through KMG Networks, a division of Krantz Media Group, it’s national programming partner VH1 Radio, producer of On Tap with Nik Carter, VH1 Classic Rock Prep and VH1 Rock Prep, and KMG's advertising sales partner Adlarge Media. In the U.K. it will be broadcast on TeamRock Radio. Check out highlights from past Classic Rock Awards here: http://bit.ly/1qVqXoT.
Orange Amplification returns for a fifth year as a major partner in presenting the Classic Rock Roll Of Honour. Joining them are new sponsors MixRadio, official hotel partners the Sunset Marquis Hotel • Restaurant • Spa, Universal Music Group and Sammy's Beach Bar Rum.
About Classic Rock magazine
The world’s most revered and respected hard rock media brand. Every month Classic Rock magazine goes behind the scenes to bring the real stories of the rock legends from Led Zeppelin to Guns N’ Roses, Black Sabbath to Pink Floyd and from those who follow in their footsteps, from Alter Bridge to Rival Sons to the bands you’ve yet to discover. Written by the world's leading rock experts and featuring rock's most renowned photographers, Classic Rock unearths the reality from the myths. Every issue is packed with exclusive interviews and features on rock’s biggest names and tomorrow’s superstars, and includes the heftiest and most trustworthy rock reviews section on the planet. Classic Rock: the world’s only high-voltage rock’n’roll brand, available in print at all good retailers, on TeamRock.com and the recently relaunched new and improved digital edition available on Apple Newsstand. For more information on Classic Rock magazine visit classicrockmagazine.com.
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2-Disc Anniversary Deluxe Edition, Out November 11, 2014 via Bicycle Music
DROWNING POOL Performs Platinum Album “Sinner” Each Night – Get VIP Packs Here
New Zombie Themed Lyric Video For “Bodies” Released
Watch It Here: http://bit.ly/BodiesLyricVideo
Last week, Texas platinum hard rock quartet DROWNING POOL kicked off their US tour celebrating the “Unlucky 13th Anniversary” of the release of their seminal debut record, Sinner, which features the chart-topping hard rock anthem, ‘Bodies’. In celebration of 13 years, the band is performing Sinner it its entirety at each tour stop, followed by their other hits. Special VIP Meet and Greet packages are available now at http://ticketspin.com/drowning-pool.
In a band statement, DROWNING POOL says, “Sinner represents that amazing time in DROWNING POOL's career when things really started to take off. It reminds us of that raw energy and excitement we had when we first got our music out there… when we first started touring worldwide. For us to be able to play the whole Sinner record for our fans is such a great opportunity. Especially for all of newer DROWNING POOL fans who know about the original Sinner days with the late great Dave Williams, but never got to see that show. It's a great chance for them to see us how we first started. And Jasen Moreno is heading up center stage. He has been our friend throughout this whole journey, his time, dedication, and respect to the Drowning Pool fans shines through every night at every show. Don't miss it! We’re stoked to continue our journey of celebrating older and newer DROWNING POOL music. See you at the show!”
W/ A Breach Of Silence & Red Ride Rising
10/28 – Fredericksburg, VA @ Hard Times
10/29 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Shakas
10/30 – Lynchburg, VA @ Phase 2
(+ Like A Storm, joining 10/31)
10/31 – Fostoria, OH @ The New Nest
11/1 – Macomb, IL @ The Outskirts
11/2 - Sioux Fall, SD @ The District
11/4 - Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep
11/5 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
11/6 - Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theater & Lounge
11/7 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Murray Theater
11/8 - Las Vegas, NV @ LVCS
11/13 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
11/14 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory Concert House
11/15 – Missoula, MT @ Stage 112
11/16 - Billings, MT @ Babcock Theatre
11/18 - Minot, ND @ The Original Bar and Nightclub
11/19 - Spring Lake Park, MN @ POV’S
11/21 - Racine, WI @ Rt 20
11/22 - Ringle, WI @ Q and Z Expo Center
11/23 - Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
11/24 - Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note
11/26 - Joplin, MO @ Rock 3405
NO OTHER ACTS
12/5 - Houston, TX @ BFE Rock Club
12/6 - San Leon, TX @ 18th Street Pier Bar
12/7 - College Station, TX @ Boulevard 217
In conjunction with the tour, The Bicycle Music Company/Concord is releasing a special two-disc Sinner Unlucky 13th Anniversary Deluxe Edition. This special edition includes 13 tracks of demos, remixes and two unreleased tracks. The special edition release will be available beginning November 11, 2014. The expanded reissue of Sinner, originally released on in 2001, represents the definitive version of DROWNING POOL’s classic Dave Williams years, whose untimely death in 2002 at the too early age of 30 marked an unlucky end to a rising star.
Pre-order Sinner Unlucky 13th Anniversary Deluxe Edition now:
iTunes - http://smarturl.it/SinnerUnlucky13
Amazon - http://smarturl.it/SinnerUnlucky13CD
DROWNING POOL turned the world into believers with their breakthrough single ‘Bodies’ in 2001. ‘Feel Like I Do,’ the lead single from their self-titled fourth studio release, became the band’s biggest radio hit to date, reaching No. 2 at Active Rock Radio, and remaining in the Top 5 for 12-weeks.
For more information on DROWNING POOL, please visit:
Drowning Pool official site: http://www.drowningpool.com
Tour Dates: http://www.drowningpool.com/tour.html
DROWNING POOL is:
C.J. Pierce – guitar/ vocals
Stevie Benton – bass/vocals
Mike Luce – drums/vocals
Jasen Moreno – vocals
Slayer Fall tour dates (with Suicidal Tendancies and Exodus):
11 Fox Theatre, Oakland, CA
12 Fox Theatre, Oakland, CA
14 The Forum, Los Angeles, CA
15 Comercia Theatre, Phoenix, AZ
17 Bricktown Events Center, Oklahoma City, OK
18 ACL Live, Austin, TX
19 Verizon Theatre, Dallas, TX
21 Hard Rock Live, Orlando, FL
22 The Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA
23 The Fillmore, Charlotte, NC
25 The Armory, Albany, NY
26 Sands Events Center, Bethlehem, PA
28 The Palladium, Worcester, MA
29 Wellmont Theatre, Montclair, NJ
30 Tower Theatre, Philadelphia, PA
2 Agora Theatre, Cleveland, OH
4 Egyptian Room, Indianapolis, IN
5 The Fillmore, Detroit, MI
VOLBEAT ANNOUNCES SPRING, 2015 TOUR WITH ANTHRAX
Danish Headliners To Begin AEG Live Produced Run April 24 at 1STBANK Center in Denver
PRE-SALE GOES LIVE ON 10/29 AT 10AM WITH GENERAL ON-SALE SET FOR 10/31 AT 10AM LOCAL TIME IN ALL MARKETS OTHER THAN GRAND FORKS (9AM) AND OSHAWA & OTTAWA (NOON) VIA WWW.VOLBEAT.DK
Las Vegas, NV --- Volbeat has announced a Spring, 2015 tour with Anthrax serving as direct support and Crobot opening the show. A pre-sale goes live on October 29 at 10AM local time in all markets, and can be accessed via the band's web site www.volbeat.dk. On Halloween, general on-sale begins at 10AM in all markets excluding Grand Forks (9AM) and both Oshawa and Ottawa which will go-live at Noon. Over the past two months, Volbeat has been drawing near capacity crowds in arenas with co-headliner Five Finger Death Punch. Their return to North America in 2015 will feature multiple Canadian dates, alongside appearances coast to coast in the U.S. The itinerary begins on April 24 in Denver, CO at the 1STBANK Center.
Volbeat's most recent release Outlaw Gentleman & Shady Ladies has sold more than 300,000 copies in the U.S., alongside hundreds of thousands of digital singles. The title has been certified platinum in their home country of Denmark, alongside Germany and Austria, with gold sales in Finland and Sweden. The album has also been certified gold in Canada. This past year, the Danish quartet received their first GRAMMY nomination in the "Best Metal Performance" category for "Room 24" (Volbeat Featuring King Diamond), and won Germany's Echo Award for "Best International Alternative Act." Recently, "A Warrior's Call" from Beyond Heaven / Above Hell was certified gold in the U.S. for sales of 500,000 units by the RIAA.
Since forming in Copenhagen in 2000, Volbeat has released five studio albums and two live offerings. Over the next several months the band will continue to work on their anticipated new studio album. Volbeat is Michael Poulsen (vocals/guitar), Anders Kjølholm (bass) and Jon Larsen (drums), joined by former Anthrax/The Damned Things guitarist Rob Caggiano, who produced the current album with longtime Volbeat co-producer Jacob Hansen.
Confirmed appearances include:
4/24/15 Denver, CO 1STBANK Center
4/25/15 Rapid City, SD Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
4/27/15 Spokane, WA Spokane Arena
4/28/15 Missoula, MT Adams Center
4/29/15 Seattle, WA WaMu Theatre
5/01/15 Grande Prairie, AB Revolution Place
5/02/15 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
5/03/15 Calgary, AB Calgary Stampede Corral
5/04/15 Saskatoon, SK SaskTel Centre
5/06/15 Regina, SK Brandt Centre
5/07/15 Grand Forks, ND Ralph Englestad Arena
5/12/15 Oshawa, ON General Motors Centre
5/13/15 Ottawa, ON TD Place
5/14/15 Quebec City, QC Quebec Colisee Pepsi
5/15/15 Montreal, QC CEPSUM Montreal
5/18/15 Saginaw, MI Dow Events Center
5/19/15 Evansville, IN Ford Center
5/20/15 Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom
5/22/15 Sioux City, IA Tyson IBF Events Center
5/27/15 Dallas, TX Verizon Grand Prairie
5/28/15 Houston, TX Bayou Music Center
5/31/15 St. Louis, MO Outdoors at Pop's
6/02/15 New York, NY Hammerstein Ballroom
Additional Dates To Be Announced
"Babylonian Pandemonium" on Metal Injection
New Pandemonium Album Out November 4th on Napalm Records
No one can delude Max and Igor Cavalera anymore. The two SEPULTURA founders show with CAVALERA CONSPIRACY what it means to shoot Thrash and Death Metal straight into the world. They will do this with their new studio album Pandemonium which will be released on November 3rd in the UK & November 4th US/CAN via Napalm Records. Pandemonium can be pre-ordered on Amazon, the Napalm Records Webstore and iTunes
This record truly show shows that fatigue is a foreign word to the CAVALERA brothers. Front man Max CAVALERA rushes with bellow of rage into the fray, lets his brother drum coarsest grooves and puts his finger into the open wound. This is put on display even further in the band's new video for the song "Babylonian Pandemonium". Today the video receives its exclusive premiere courtesy of Metal Injection. Check out the video for this brutal "Thrashterpiece" HERE.
A full album preview clip that features 30-second samples from the entire album can be seen HERE.
Pandemonium Track Listing:
1. Babylonian Pandemonium
2. Banzai Kamakazi
4. I, Barbarian
6. Apex Predator
8. Not Losing the Edge
9. Father of Hate
10. The Crucible
11. Deus Ex Machina
SYLOSIS recently revealed the first track from their forthcoming album Dormant Heart, titled Mercy. Front man Josh has since recorded a tutorial of the track for us and that clip is now up on his YouTube channel where he hosts a variety of other guitar tutorials: http://youtu.be/3SOtk1fhUZ4
Dormant Heart is set to be released in January 2015 via Nuclear Blast. Watch the official video for 'Mercy' here: http://youtu.be/EXPQR22UwO0
Commenting on the track front man Josh states: "Mercy is the first single off the new album. It's got a pretty dark and heavy vibe to it but it's one of the most melodic tracks on the album at the same time. It's got a big slow, doomy outro with an octave pedal on the guitars so that's going to rumble some guts live. For this video, we wanted to keep it dark and claustrophobic. It's got some of the artwork from the album and inlay illustrated as well which came together really well."
The band have also revealed the artwork for Dormant Heart. The artwork was created by Bristol based artist BONFIRE (OPETH, SATYRICON, KATAONIA),
who has previously designed some t-shirts for the band. On the theme of the artwork, Josh comments: "The cover relates to sacrifice (the sacrificial lamb is more of a symbol than
something to be taken literally) but also the looming, oppressing figure in the background represents corruption and being forced into something against your will."
Pre-orders for the new album are now live: http://bit.ly/1o2ZvEP
Speaking about the album front man Josh states: “It's the most pissed-off, aggressive and intense album we've done, yet it still retains the epic, progressive and melodic side we're also known for. It's a very gloomy and atmospheric album. We've been through a lot as a band and individuals and we've made our darkest album to date.
“The title refers to people going through life on autopilot and being one of the herd, how a lot of people simply accept the way things are just because it's 'tradition' as opposed to taking a good look at the world around you and thinking for yourself. Sometimes there are catalysts that happen and change our perspective or consciousness.”
The album was produced by Middleton with the help of engineer Scott Atkins and was mastered by TesseracT guitarist Acle Kahney.
SYLOSIS began tracking the new album back in March 2014, working away secretly alongside touring commitments. Drum tracks were recorded in May at Monkey Puzzle Studios by original drummer Rob Callard, who parted ways with the band last month due to time restraints. After filling in for some live shows during SYLOSIS’ Spring 2014 tour, BLEED FROM WITHIN’s drummer Ali Richardson is now a permanent member of the band.
Today, California's favorite death-laden horror hellions, EXHUMED, will take their sonic debauchery to the streets for a Fall run of US live invasions with extreme metal technicians Carcass and manic death thrashers Noisem. Set to commence in San Diego tonight at Brick By Brick, the Inked In Steel Tour 2014 will conquer nearly two dozen municipalities with additional audio infiltrations from death metal legends Obituary and Macabre on select dates. From there EXHUMED will return to Europe for further live devastation alongside Aborted, Origin and Miasmal.See confirmed shows below.
Comments guitarist/vocalist Matt Harvey, "We've been sequestered in our grimy rehearsal room, taking time out of our busy schedules of soul-crushing day jobs and DUI classes to tighten up our set for our upcoming US and European runs, and we're getting seriously psyched for them! Our newest member, Matt 'Slime' Ferri is working out great on bass and vocals and we've got some killer new elements for our show that should make it an unsafe and insane way to spend your evening. See you in the Gore Zone, mutants!"
EXHUMED w/ Carcass, Noisem
EXHUMED released their globally revered Necrocracy full-length via Relapse Records last Summer. Monopolizing 2013 year end lists both stateside and abroad, the record came in at #24 on Decibel's Top 40 list and #11 on the New Noise's Top 100 Metal & Rock Albums of 2013. Crowned one of 2013's "best death/goregrind releases," by About.com, and, "the feel-good gore-grind album of the year," by Orlando Weekly, Necrocracy is a grade A, head crusher and among the band's most well-executed, conceptually absorbing recording of their winding catalog and repugnance.
"Matt Harvey and his merry maniacs know exactly what they're doing, and have spent 20-odd years perfecting their poisonous formula. The riffs still bludgeon, the snare still snaps, and the dual vocal assault still growls and yelps with the best of them. The wailing solos and brilliant flashes of melodic death metal perfection are a welcome addition, as is their maturing approach to songwriting." - Pitchfork
"The album seethes with vitriol, visceral shredding and thunderous grooves and it yields not a dull moment across its 29 minutes..." - Outburn
"This is death metal the way it should be, but hardly is anymore: complex but still compact, well-played without being wanky, brutal without going to ridiculous extremes, and listenable, if not inviting, in spite of its inherent ghastliness. Necrocracy kills, plain and simple." - Metal Insider
Father/Son Grindcore Band Releases “Forgive But Avenge” EP Next Tuesday, October 28th
VOMIT FIST’s recently released debut digital EP, Forgive But Avenge, will be made available in hard copy CD format via independent release on October 28, 2014. Today, Guitar World Magazine has the exclusive on the band’s “Broken” playthrough video and tabs! Check out guitarist Nick Didkovsky’s video and tabs via GuitarWorld.com here: http://www.guitarworld.com/vomit-fist-broken-playthrough-video-and-tabs-exclusive
In the GuitarWorld.com post, Didkovsky comments on several bits of the song, finally stating, “Even though VOMIT FIST plays this track fast and loud with a high gain guitar tone, the material works in a variety of tempos and would probably sound great on acoustic guitar.”
VOMIT FIST has been all over the gear-sphere lately – GearGods.net recently posted a piece-by-piece video highlighting guitarist Nick Didkovsky’s performance rig! Take a look at the video and get your gear-head on: http://geargods.net/rigged/rigged-vomit-fist-guitarist-nick-vurdoth-didkovsky/
Also, make sure to check out Nick Didkovsky’s Black Sabbath guitar tutorials with millions of views here, www.didkovsky.com/tabs, and watch a live performance video for the band’s recent UCB Theatre performance here: http://youtu.be/y13ssr2ddaw
Finally, watch the band’s 48-second-long music video for “Under The Rind” via The Village Voice here: http://blogs.villagevoice.com/music/2014/09/vomit_fist_under_the_rind_video_premiere.php
Featuring raw, in-your-face sonics, the band’s new EP, Forgive But Avenge, was recorded and engineered at Nik Chinboukas at Spin Studios (studio credits include Lamb of God, Testament and Gojira). The tracks rip through themes of rebirth, apocalyptic chaos, ecstatic dermal auto-excoriation, and transgressive ancient tantric poetry.
Order Forgive But Avenge here:
Last year, 17-year-old metal drummer Leo “Lurkrot” Didkovsky proposed the idea of forming a blackened-grindcore band with his guitarist/composer father, Nick “Vürdoth” Didkovsky. With the later addition of fellow 18-year-old family friend and vocalist Malcolm “Skrag the Screecher” Hoyt, this connection birthed the ultra-high energy project VOMIT FIST, hailing from the depths of New York City.
Each member of VOMIT FIST pulls influence from a rich musical background. Guitarist and composer Nick Didkovsky founded the avant-rock band Doctor Nerve in 1983, the metal band Häßliche Luftmasken in 2010, and was a member of the Fred Frith Guitar Quartet during its tenure. In addition, he has composed for a number of ensembles including Bang On A Can, ETHEL, and Meridian Arts Ensemble, and his Black Sabbath guitar lessons on YouTube have reached millions of viewers. Nick’s son Leo Didkovsky founded the death metal band Diabolicus, which released two records in its lifetime. Meanwhile, Singer Malcolm Hoyt is founding member of art punk band Adela and the Ucars, and is also active with Space Ass and Mucus (all bands Leo was a member of, as well), although the band collectively describes Skrag as having “crawled forth from the bleeding plasma bowels of a dying star 4.5 billion years ago”. Hey, we all come from somewhere.
For more information on VOMIT FIST, please visit these websites:
Web URL: http://www.vomitfist.com
Encyclopaedia Metallum: http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Vomit_Fist
Metal Grasshopper: Weekly Series Starring Down's Philip H. Anselmo And Comedian Dave Hill Continues;
Episode 2 Now Playing At Metal Injection
In Metal Grasshopper episode 2, metal icon Philip H. Anselmo schools young grasshopper Dave Hill on headbanging, heavy metal vocals, and the most extreme of all breakfast cereals. Oh, and Hill takes a phone message for Anselmo from King Diamond, which is awesome.
Get schooled with "The Awakening" now playing at Metal Injection at THIS LOCATION.
And if you missed it, peep episode one, "Origins," HERE.
Metal Grasshopper is a new web series in which comedian/NPR darling Dave Hill travels to the wilds of Louisiana to get schooled in the ways of heavy metal by legendary frontman Philip H. Anselmo (Down, Pantera, Superjoint Ritual, Philip H. Anselmo And The Illegals, et al). Conceived by Hill, Anselmo, and writer/director Chris Lee during a torchlit ceremony in the goddamn woods seriously late at night, Metal Grasshopperbegins with Hill showing up unannounced at Anselmo's secret compound somewhere in the sticks outside of New Orleans to learn directly from the master. Anselmo isn't exactly crazy about the idea at first, but after Hill eventually proves he's not messing around, Anselmo reluctantly agrees to take Hill under his heavily tattooed wing, share his unholy wisdom, and let Hill crash in one of the upstairs guest rooms.
JEREMY SPENCER AUTOBIOGRAPHY DEATH PUNCH'D, SURVIVING FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH'S METAL MAYHEM HITS TOP TEN ON N.Y. TIMES CELEBRITIES BEST SELLERS
Las Vegas, NV --- Five Finger Death Punch co-founder and drummer Jeremy Spencer and publisher HarperCollins are celebrating top ten sales on the N.Y. Times Celebrities Best Sellers list for DEATH PUNCH'D, Surviving Five Finger Death Punch's Metal Mayhem. Released in September, the autobiography has seen robust sales since it hit bookstores across The U.S. Spencer joins Billy Crystal, Tina Fey, Graham Nash, and others on the esteemed chart, and offers, "I’ve received dozens of messages sharing how my story has inspired others to seek help or stay clean. Had it even been just one person who was affected positively, that would have been reason enough to write it. Believe me, the last thing I ever thought was that I would be a best-selling author. I’m humbled and truly grateful.”
In DEATH PUNCH'D, Surviving Five Finger Death Punch's Metal Mayhem, Spencer's personal journey through the wild highs and terrifying lows of the rock 'n' roll lifestyle is told with candor, redemption and enlightenment. The first-time author offers a wry and rollicking tale of music, addiction and recovery, revealing the path that served as a catalyst to make him the man he is today. In front of the release, he shared, "The day I left treatment for alcohol and drug addiction, I decided to write my story. I was feeling raw and exposed and hoped just 'getting it all out' would be therapeutic. And, it was. Sitting on a tour bus with little to do, I found myself writing two or three thousand words a day. It didn’t occur to me until I’d written fifty or sixty thousand that my story might be helpful to others who need encouragement in pursuing their dreams and for those struggling with addiction. I sent that first draft to my dad who said, 'No parent wants to read about his son’s sex, drugs and Rock ‘n Roll exploits,' but he said there might be some benefit in sharing it with others, so he agreed to help me with revisions. What had begun as a way to help process my own 'stuff,' has resulted in the publication of Death Punch’d—Surviving Five Finger Death Punch’s Metal Mayhem. At first, I was apprehensive about the reaction I’d get from having the 'arrogance' to think anyone would want to read about my life. However, that initial apprehension has been replaced by knowing that if my story can help even one person, whatever criticism I might receive will pale in comparison. I’m not proud of many of the episodes in the book, but the person I was, under the influence, is not who I choose to be. A heartbeat away from death, I chose life. So, more than anything, I think Death Punch’d is a reflection of how far one can fall and still find a way back, a way to accomplish goals and dreams and more important...a way to live. I’d be the last person to say it’s easy. But, I’d be the first person to say there’s always hope."
On Tour in Europe With KREATOR and ARCH ENEMY!
Listen up, everybody! Mister Tom Angelripper has important things to say on the subject of the brand-new SODOM EP Sacred Warpath, on the state of the world and on life in general. He's really vented his feelings: "Since we've been getting the impression that the world is falling apart at the seams, we've decided to make our voices head ... while there's still time. 'Sacred Warpath' was originally written for our upcoming album, but we feel it's a good idea to release it now as an appetizer for future Sodom tracks. Because it's going to get raw, brutal and will be a reflection of all the things that we're afraid of and that give us nightmares. Pretty much like that hate-filled world we live in. And it's probably more authentic than any of our releases so far."
Tom Angelripper on the bonus material of SODOM's new EP: "The record includes three representative titles which we recorded in Germany this year, and it's guaranteed to become a rare collectors' item. The cover will feature a re-paint of an old design from the 80s, which I did for a demo cover, painted in oil by Christian Ermel. This may all sound a little old-school, but that's intentional. That's what we've always been and always will be about. We very much hope to tie over the waiting time until the arrival of our new album. And now listen to my unmistakable demand on this world: turn back on your sacred warpath and find the path of peace before it's too late. Our music will help you!"
Sacred Warpath will be released worldwide through SPV / Steamhammer on November 28th in Germany, December 1st in Europe and late January 2015 in the USA as CD, 10" clear vinyl (limited to 1.000 copies) and download.
Track Listing Sacred Warpath:
1. Sacred Warpath
2. The Saw Is The Law (live)
3. City Of God (live)
4. Stigmatized (live)
10" Clear Vinyl:
1. Sacred Warpath
1. The Saw Is The Law (live)
2. City Of God (live)
3. Stigmatized (live)
SODOM Live Dates 2014/2015
EPITOME OF TORTURE-RUSSIAN TOUR
31.10. BY-Minsk - Re-Public
01.11. RUS-Moscow - Klub Volta
03.11. RUS-Krasnojarsk - Klub Podium
04.11. RUS-Nowosibirsk - Klub Rock City
06.11. RUS-Ekatrinenburg - Klub Teleclub
07.11. RUS-Krasnadora - Arena Hall
08.11. RUS-St. Petersburg - Klub Zal Ozhidaniya
on tour with KREATOR and ARCH ENEMY
04.12. NL-Tilburg - 013
05.12. D-Ludwigsburg - MHP Arena
06.12. D-Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle
07.12. D-Saarbrücken - Garage
08.12. D-Hamburg - Docks
09.12. D-Berlin - Huxleys
10.12. A-Vienna - Gasometer
11.12. D-Wiesbaden - Schlachthof
12.12. D-Geiselwind - Eventhall
13.12. D-Munich - Tonhalle
14.12. CH-Pratteln - Z7
EPITOME OF TORTURE-TOUR 2014/2015
20.12. SE-Norrkoeping - Black Christmas Metal Festival
20.02. UK-London - Underworld
21.02. IRL-Dublin - Voodoo Lounge
23.05. US-Baltimore - Maryland Deathfest
SODOM - Line-Up:
Photo - from left to right:
Markus "Makka" Freiwald - drums, Tom Angelripper - bass, vocals, Bernemann - guitar
Photo taken by Julia Scheibeck (www.sehungeheuer.de)
HUNTRESS To Support AMON AMARTH In Europe/UK Early 2015!
Supporting Arch Enemy And Kreator In North America This Fall!
California's HUNTRESS will be touring North Amercia this fall with Arch Enemy and Kreator in support of their latest release, 2013's Starbound Beast. The tour begins October 23rd in Baltimore, MD and runs through November 23rd in Cleveland, OH.
HUNTRESS will continue their rapid pace, having just announced a full European tour with Amon Amarth as direct support! Vocalist Jill Janus on the upcoming tour :
"The Gods have spoken! HUNTRESS will spend a wintery month with the Vikings from Sweden; Amon Amarth! It's a fantasy come true to tour with one of our favorite bands as direct support. Huntress will bring the fury to Europe and the UK once again! This is an exciting time for us, just launching into a North American tour with the mighty Arch Enemy and Kreator. Our attack has been relentless, we're now recording our third album in Los Angeles with production duo Andrew Alekel (Foo Fighters, No Doubt, Queens of the Stone Age, Clutch) and Jim Rota (Sound City, Fireball Ministry, Kyng), slated for release in early 2015. Spread it, shred it, behead it! Hail Heavy Metal!"
HUNTRESS was spawned from the preternatural union of Jill Janus with underground metal bands Professor and Dark Black. They thrive on thundering drums, heavy riffs, spectral solos and catchy choruses that come from the band's musical concoction of occult science and bong rips. HUNTRESS remains true to the roots of melodic heavy metal with a penchant for thrash, death and black metal.
Starbound Beast - the latest critically acclaimed album by HUNTRESS -is available worldwide on Napalm Records.
Watch the band's video "Zenith", which was nominated by Revolver Magazine for their "Best Film and Video" Golden Gods Award: http://youtu.be/c1OltqVcr1Q
HUNTRESS on Tour in Europe/UK with AMON AMARTH:
16/01/15 UK - Brighton - Concorde 2
17/01/15 UK - Plymouth - The Hub
18/01/15 UK - Bristol - Thelka
19/01/15 UK - Nottingham - Rescue Rooms
21/01/15 UK - Norwich - Waterfront
22/01/15 UK - Colchester - Arts Center
23/01/15 UK - Oxford - Academy2
24/01/15 UK - Stoke - Sugarmill
25/01/15 UK - Manchester - Academy2
27/01/15 UK - Glasgow - Classic Grand
28/01/15 UK - Leeds - Stylus
29/01/15 UK - Newcastle - Uni
30/01/15 UK - Lemmington - Assembly
31/01/15 UK - Southampton - 1865
02/02/15 FR - Rouen - Le Cargo
03/02/15 FR - Reims - Le Cartonnerie
04/02/15 FR - Nancy - L ́Autre Canal
05/02/15 FR - Nimes - La Paloma
06/02/15 ES - Bilbao - Santana 27
07/02/15 ES - Barcelona - Razzmatazz1
08/02/15 ES - Madrid - La Riviera
10/02/15 PT - Lisboa - Paradise Garage
11/02/15 PT - Porto - Hard Club
12/02/15 ES - Santiago - Captol
14/02/15 FR - Clermont-Ferrand - Le Cooperative De Mai
15/02/15 FR - Strasbourg - Laiterie
HUNTRESS on Tour with Arch Enemy & Kreator in North America:
10-19: Merriam, KS @ Aftershock (Huntress only)
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30+ DATES NOW CONFIRMED FOR "BLACK WIDOW TOUR" WITH
IN THIS MOMENT, STARSET, AND 3 PILL MORNINGBEGINNING THIS OCTOBER 26th!
Los Angeles, CA - October 15, 2014 - Twelve Foot Ninja, one of Australia's hottest, most innovative, and experimental new bands have added several show dates to their upcoming U.S. tour with In This Moment, Starset, and 3 Pill Morning. The bands will hit the road this fall and winter with the tour officially kicking off October 26th. Tickets are on sale now. Twelve Foot Ninja have also added two headlining dates that include the Palladium Theatre in Worcester, MA on November 16 and The Studio at Webster Hall in New York City on November 19. With 36 dates now confirmed, Twelve Foot Ninja is supporting the recent stateside re-release of their critically acclaimed debut album Silent Machine (Volkanik Music). Earlier this year, the band took home the prestigious "Best New Talent" award at the sixth annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards.
"The U.S. has been really great to us so far and we're pumped to come back with In This Moment, Starset, and 3 Pill Morning," said guitarist Steve 'Stevic' MacKay. "We've been hibernating in the studio since the last U.S. tour so we're itching to hit the stage and we're ready to unleash."
Twelve Foot Ninja have also released a new 'behind-the-scenes' video featuring footage the band filmed backstage, on stage, in the pit, and everywhere in between while out on the road during their most recent North American tours. MacKay adds "We took some GoPros with us on the last two North American tours. You might spot some of the dudes from Periphery, Dead Letter Circus and Born of Osiris. We had a lot of awesome shows especially Rock On The Range this year, but we should note it's not all waterslides and drinking... there's a lot of showerless days and crippling hangovers." Along with Rock on the Range, the band has been winning over thousands of fans at festivals with their explosive live performances at Welcome to Rockville, Carolina Rebellion, and Rocklahoma cementing a cult-like following on the back of their brand of alternative rock.
The debut single from Silent Machine, "Coming For You," has surpassed more than 1,000,000 YouTube views. Check out the video now online at: http://youtu.be/-ST85Sui43Q. Widely praised by audiences and critics alike for their ability to combine juxtaposing genres seamlessly, "Coming For You" is the perfect embodiment of this.
In conjunction with the album re-release (featuring two acoustic bonus tracks), the band has bundled a special edition of Silent Machine with a 72-page full-color companion comic book containing 12 individual narratives inspired by the 12 songs featured on Silent Machine. The band collaborated with acclaimed comic artist Keith Draws to produce the comics, which are based on the original Twelve Foot Ninja fable co-written by guitarist Steve 'Stevic' Mackay. The story chronicles a sole ninja's mission to restore balance in a world headed toward a self-inflicted apocalypse. The special edition CD/comic book bundle can now be purchased exclusively at their online store.
Often classified as heavy fusion or progressive hard rock but whatever genre you call them, Twelve Foot Ninja are known for their seamless genre hopping, soaring melodies over heavy rock, and witty music videos - they take an authentic approach to each style and tie it all together to deliver an inimitable sonic flavor. Stamped with a five-star review by Blunt Magazine, Silent Machine has been described as "reggae, Fate of Nations-era Robert Plant rock, space-rock, djent, Queensrychean hard rock and more, yet they somehow manage to tie it all together without sounding too ADHD...if you loved Faith No More's King for a Day, you'll feel right at home in this Silent Machine."
Twelve Foot Ninja is Kin on vocals, Steve 'Stevic' MacKay on guitar, Damon McKinnon on bass, Shane 'Russ' Russell on drums, and Rohan Hayes on guitar.
For more information, visit the band online at www.TwelveFootNinja.com
Following a successful first leg of their North American tour NASHVILLE PUSSY have announced a second leg of their North American tour in support of their their latest studio album Up The Dosage. The album was released this past January via SPV/Steamhammer. The album can be purchased on Amazon and iTunes.
The band has been touring non-stop in support of Up The Dosage and have no intention to stop anytime soon. Today the band has announced a string of tour dates this December. The tour starts December 5th with a hometown show in Atlanta, GA and runs through December 20th in Philadelphia, PA. Support on the tour will come from Valient Thorr and Against the Grain. A complete list of dates can be found below.
Up the Dosage picks up seamlessly where their 2009 release From Hell To Texas left off. And what is more: their five-year hiatus seems to have done frontman Blaine Cartwright (vocals, guitar) and Ruyter Suys (guitars) good - all 13 new songs (plus two bonus tracks) sound like they were catapulted into to the public from a fountain of youth, rocking in typical Pussy style. Up the Dosage features the first recordings from new bassist Bonnie Buitrago who took over the bass player duties from Karen Cuda.
Rick Beato, known for his production work with Shinedown, mixed the album. He also is responsible for writing the current #1 Song on the Billboard County Chart "Carolina" by the band Parmalee.
NASHVILLE PUSSY came together in 1996. Ever since, the band has been performing a strenuous annual gig marathon, touring with acts like Motorhead, ZZ Top and Lynyrd Skynyrd, as well as playing festivals like Wacken Open Air. Classic albums such as Let Them Eat Pussy (1998), High As Hell (2000), Say Something Nasty (2002) or From Hell To Texas (2009) have caused an international stir, and their single release: Fried Chicken And Coffee" earned the band a Grammy Nomination in the late Nineties in the category ´Best Metal Performance`.
NASHVILLE PUSSY Live:
12/5: Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
12/6: Lexington, KY @ Cosmic Charlie's
12/7: Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme
12/9: Minneapolis, MN @ Lee's Liquor Lounger
12/10: Green Bay, WI @ Lyric Room
12/11: Madison, WI @ The Majestic
12/12: Chicago, IL @ Reggie's Rock Club
12/13: Hamtramck, MI @ Smalls
12/14: Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups
12/16: Lakewood, OH @ The Foundry
12/17: Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar
12/18: New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
12/19: Asbury Park, NJ @ Wonder Bar
12/20: Philadelphia, PA @ North Star
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"All My Friends Are Dead" video
GENE HOGLAN PULLS DOUBLE-DUTY BEHIND THE KIT FOR SOME OF HEAVY METAL'S FINEST AND HE DOES IT FREQUENTLY!
Legendary heavy metal drummer GENE ''THE ATOMIC CLOCK'' HOGLAN is no stranger to holding his own behind the kit and is one of metal's most in demand drummers.
GENE is currently playing with TESTAMENT, DARK ANGEL, DETHKLOK, DEATH DTA TOURS, as well as doing appearances with "THE GENE HOGLAN EXPERIENCE'', his one-man show. The concept behind "THE GENE HOGLAN EXPERIENCE'' is to give the fans what they want: The ultimate "GENE" experience. In addition to telling personal stories and playing along to your favorite tracks, Hoglan reveals some of his secret techniques and tips to help all drummers and musicians at all levels.
Later this month Hoglan will bring his Experience to Poland for 3 appearances during DRUM FEST.
Oct. 17th: Gliwice, Centrum Kultury Studenckiej Mrowisko
Oct. 18th: Opole, Panstwowa Szkola Muzyczna
Oct. 19th: Wroclaw, Zaklete Rewiry
Get your tickets now at http://www.drumfest.pl
To follow this up, on OCTOBER 25th, Gene will take on an extreme feat by playing in the day with TESTAMENT, at KNOTFEST, and later that evening, he will man the kit for DETHKLOK as they headline the FESTIVAL SUPREME Comedy Festival at the Los Angeles Sports Arena, featuring CHEECH AND CHONG, TENACIOUS D and a host of comedy giants.
HOGLAN'S 2015 is shaping up to be just as busy. This week it was announced that DARK ANGEL will be appearing at BLOODSTOCK FESTIVAL in 2015.
As previously reported, DARK ANGEL reformed for a limited number of appearances in 2014 in the U.S. and select festivals in Europe, this will continue in 2015.
Along with DARK ANGEL'S BLOODSTOCK appearance Hoglan will pull double duty and play back-to-back with DEATH DTA TOURS.
Indeed, Hoglan will be playing back-to-back on the same day with DARK ANGEL and DEATH DTA TOURS at BlOODSTOCK FESTIVAL 2015. The last time GENE challanged himself to two sets was at the JALOMETALLI FESTIVAL 2014 in Finland with DARK ANGEL and TESTAMENT.
Back in 2012 GENE pulled double duty for ANTHRAX and TESTAMENT'S US dates, saving the tour after ANTHRAX drummer ChARLIE BENANTE was forced to leave to spend time with his terminally ill mother, who later unfortunately passed away.
Commented HOGLAN: "I am honored to have been asked by Charlie to fill in for ANTHRAX in his time of need. We are all metal brethren, and this is what we do. Unite for the cause, unite for the fans, and unite for metal. Everybody on this tour has pulled together to keep this tour rollin', everybody is kicking ass. And everyone on this tour is sending our love and respect to the Benante and Bello families. [ANTHRAX bassist Frank Bello is Benante's nephew. -- Ed.] And Charlie, we can't wait to have ya back where you belong, my man. I'm just keeping your throne warm for ya, bro."
"I'm thrilled to be bringing my Experience to The Drum Fest in Poland. Poland has always shown me and any project I've been involved in the utmost support, and I'm excited to be able to connect with all the Polish fans who'll be there.
And as for the double-duty TESTAMENT/DETHKLOK day, what a blast that's going to be, too! Two badass metal bands in two completely different situations, who could ask for more? I really dig the challenge of killing it with TESTAMENT, then killing humans with DETHKLOK. Pain Waivers and LA traffic be damned. And hell, I hear SLIPKNOT's intending to cover the KNOTFEST grounds in camel poop? Howling Christ, I'll be stoked to get the hell outta that joint early! At least the Sports Arena will smell like Cheech y Chong [sic], I can deal with that..."
Devin Townsend Project are extremely pleased to reveal a very special lyric video for the track "Deathray" taken from the DARK MATTERS half of their forthcoming album Z², which is due for release on October 27 worldwide. That video can be viewed here:
Last week also saw the launch of a brand new website dedicated to Ziltoid and included the much anticipated first episode of ZTV. Head over there now to view it and look out for more episodes and content in the coming weeks: www.ziltoid.com
Pre-orders for the Z² album are now available from the following places:
CM Distro: http://smarturl.it/DevinTCMD
Devin Townsend Project have already confirmed US tour dates for later this year, co-headlining with Animals As Leaders with support from Monuments. The full list of dates are as follows:
11/17 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
11/18 Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
11/19 Kelowna, BC @ Level Nightclub
11/21 Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall
11/22 Calgary, AB @ The Gateway
11/23 Saskatoon, SK @ O'Brians Event Centre
11/24 Winnipeg, MB @ The Garrick Centre
11/25 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
11/26 Chicago, IL @ Metro (Toontrack sponsored with show recording)
11/28 Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
11/29 Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues
11/30 Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
12/1 Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
12/3 Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
12/4 Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
12/5 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
12/6 New York, NY @ Webster Hall
12/8 Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage
12/10 San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live
12/11 Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar N Grill
12/13 Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
12/14 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
12/15 Mesa, AZ @ The Nile Theatre
12/16 Los Angeles, CA @ The Mayan
12/17 San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
Next year will also see Devin Townsend Project hit the road in Europe with Periphery and Shining, as well as an already sold out show at the Royal Albert Hall in London:
5/3/15 - La Cigale, Paris, France
6/3/15 - Substage, Karlsruhe, Germany
7/3/15 - Z7, Pratteln, Switzerland
8/3/15 - Live Club, Milan, Italy
10/3/15 - Backstage Werk, Munchen, Germany
11/3/15 - Arena, Vienna, Austria
12/3/15 - A38, Budapest, Hungary
13/3/15 - Majestic, Bratislava, Slovakia
14/3/15 - Roxy, Prague, Czech Republic
16/3/15 - Stodola, Warsaw, Poland
17/3/15 - Gruenspan, Hamburg, Germany
18/3/15 - Voxhall, Århus, Denmark
19/3/15 - Rockefeller, Oslo, Norway
21/3/15 - Rytmikorjamo, Seinajoki, Finland
22/3/15 - The Circus, Helsinki, Finland
24/3/15 - Debaser Media, Stockholm, Sweden
25/3/15 - Amager Bio, Copenhagen, Denmark
26/3/15 - Matrix, Bochum, Germany
27/3/15 - Effenaar, Eindhoven, Holland
29/3/15 - O2 Academy, Bristol, England
30/3/15 - O2 ABC, Glasgow, Scotland
31/3/15 - Academy, Manchester, England
13/4/15 - Royal Albert Hall, London, England SOLD OUT
DEVIN TOWNSEND online:
Onslaught- “66 Fucking 6” official AFM video
THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH RECORDS THE “FISTS-IN-THE-AIR” ANTHEMS EMBRACED BY SPORTS ENTERTAINMENT
TFK HEADLINE “BORN THIS WAY TOUR” BEGINS OCT. 7
Top-selling rock band THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH consistently records the “fists-in-the-air” anthems embraced by the sports entertainment world to fire-up their faithful fans. The band’s second consecutive No. 1 selling Billboard Hard Rock album, OXYGEN:INHALE, released Aug. 26 through The Fuel Music, is no exception. Although the album dares to lower the volume on a few songs and allow the melodies and words to soar, tracks like lead single, “Born This Way,” and “Untraveled Road,” are two adrenaline-fueled tunes already tapped for highlight reels.
Adopted by the NHL’s Ottawa Senators as their 2014-15 anthem, “Untraveled Road” is like marching orders set to music, with vocals delivered with hip hop urgency before exploding into a chorus that reminds of Linkin Park at their catchiest. The Senators will open its season tonight in Ottawa’s Canadian Tire Centre arena with a video featuring the song, as well as feature the track throughout the season. Schedules permitting, TFK will also play “Untraveled Road” live in the arena during a home game this season.
The song is further being used in the “pump-up” video for the Montreal Canadiens’ 2014-15 season, and can be seen at http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=4HTT1UXoeOU.
“This song is about standing up for what you believe in,” says TFK frontman Trevor McNevan. “It's about not being afraid to take the first step, or be the first voice. It's about having the courage to be unashamed, and the faith you need to take a step before you can see the ground. The ‘untraveled road’ is symbolism for being at a crossroads, and having to decide which path you're going to take. Sometimes it takes everything.”
“Born This Way” is similarly being fused into sports programing, featured on NASCAR and Southeastern Conference (SEC) college football games on ESPN through mid-December. The song also continues to climb the Active and Mainstream Rock charts as it picks up over 360,000 views and 4,600+ likes on YouTube.
The success of “Born This Way” and OXYGEN:INHALE is giving a significant boost to TFK’s first headline tour in support of its new album. Launching its “Born This Way Tour” into major markets across the US beginning Oct 7 at Mojoes in Chicago (Joliet, IL), the tour then travels through Houston, Dallas, Minneapolis, Charlotte and many more cities before wrapping up Nov. 9 at Jake's Backroom in Lubbock, TX. Guest artists featured on select dates include We As Human, Righteous Vendetta and Like A Storm. See www.ThousandFootKrutch.com for the latest tour updates.
About Thousand Foot Krutch:
With featured performances and headlining positions on the summer festival circuit after performing at the premiere festivals Rock on the Range and Rocklahoma for the last two consecutive years, the Ontario, Canada-bred TFK has been a continuously escalating highlight reel since their formation in 1997. With best-selling albums, eight Active Rock hits and a slew of soundtrack slots, the group has literally infiltrated every facet of pop culture. They continue to receive ongoing ESPN appearances, as well as various NASCAR, MLB, NHL, WWE, NCAA and NFL airings (including the 2010 Super Bowl), along with the “GI Joe” movie trailer, WGN-TV’s “Smallville” and EA Sports’ NHL 2010 and 2013 video games. Remarkably, the three most recent albums, OXYGEN:INHALE, The End Is Where We Begin and Metamorphosiz II The End Remixes Vol. 1 & 2, receive about 358,000 daily views in combined streaming across all of YouTube.
All the latest band information can be found at www.thousandfootkrutch.com, http://twitter.com/officialtfk and www.facebook.com/thousandfootkrutch, where the band has over 1,039,000 likes.
About The Fuel Music
The Fuel Music & Management, LLC, is one of the leading independent distributors of music, CD’s, tapes and vinyl records internationally and enjoys a growing base in artist merchandise sales. Based in Tennessee, the Fuel team brings nearly 50 years of combined music industry experience in record label operations (Furious? Records), record distribution and marketing (EMI Label Group), and artist management for artists ranging from upstart bands to GRAMMY and Dove Award nominated, multi-platinum artists. More information on the company can be found at www.thefuelmusic.com.
New Album Out November 4th on Napalm Records
No one can delude Max and Igor Cavalera anymore. The two SEPULTURA founders show with CAVALERA CONSPIRACY what it means to shoot Thrash and Death Metal straight into the world.
Today Revolver Magazine is presenting an exclusive full album preview clip of Pandemonium. The video clip features 30 second samples from the entire album and can be seen HERE, courtesy of Revolver.
Pandemonium Track Listing:
1. Babylonian Pandemonium
2. Banzai Kamakazi
4. I, Barbarian
6. Apex Predator
8. Not Losing the Edge
9. Father of Hate
10. The Crucible
11. Deus Ex Machina
“SKULL OF GERONIMO”
WATCH NEW VIDEO ON GUITAR WORLD.COM TODAY
OUT OCTOBER 27 ON WIND-UP, GARNERS EARLY CRITICAL PRAISE
GROUP TO JOIN MASTODON, VOLBEAT, KORN AND MORE FOR “LOUDER THAN LIFE” FESTIVAL IN LOUISVILLE, KY THIS WEEKEND
“[Crobot’s new album, Something Supernatural], incorporates a lot of riff-heavy groove and funk mixed with a modernized spin.”
--James Wood, GUITAR WORLD (10/1/2014)
CROBOT today (Wed., Oct 1) premiered the new video for “Skull of Geronimo” alongside a Q&A with guitarist and visual artist CHRIS BISHOP--on GuitarWorld.com: (HERE). The slow-building groove of “Skull Of Geronimo” is a highlight on the group’s new album SOMETHING SUPERNATURAL--set for release October 27 via Wind-up--where CROBOT display stellar musicianship and lyrical depth. CROBOT are currently in the midst of a U.S. tour which hits the “Louder Than Life” festival in Louisville this weekend. The band will perform at the festival on Sunday, October 5 at 12:15pm on the Main Stage South. See CROBOT’s full itinerary below.
Read the full Q&A with BISHOP and watch the visualizer he created for the song “Skull of Geronimo” here: http://tinyurl.com/lncm5zl
CROBOT--whom Revolver praised as “…weaving together the deep grooves of stoner rock with grunge, blues and metal influences” (5/14)--has crafted an album of endless rock hooks on SOMETHING SUPERNATURAL. To perfect their blend of funk, blues, metal and rock and roll, the band worked with the producer Machine (Clutch, Lamb of God, Cobra Starship, Gym Class Heroes) at his Machine Shop studios in Austin. The same team worked on CROBOT’s self-titled spring 2014 EP (LISTEN HERE).
First single and good-time anthem “Nowhere To Hide” cracked the Top 20 at radio, peaking at #15 with major market support including SiriusXM Octane, WIIL Chicago, WRIF Detroit, KISW Seattle, KXXR Minneapolis, WIYY Baltimore, WJRR Orlando and WFTK Cincinnati, among others. Watch the video for “Nowhere To Hide” (HERE).
SOMETHING SUPERNATURAL album pre-order links are available now on iTunes: http://tinyurl.com/mafotbb and via the CROBOT store http://crobot.spinshop.com. The iTunes LP and Amazon digital album will include bonus track “Tap Dancin' on a Tightrope” and a bonus full long play video visualizer “The Supernatural Visuals” featuring animated visuals for each full track, a true viewable album. More special packages are available at the CROBOT store including various exclusive merchandise bundles, including limited edition autographed art prints (feat track artwork) and apparel.
CROBOT have just launched a contest for fans and artists worldwide to design a new label for the group’s own hot sauce brand. Fans can submit their label designs for the group’s brand new sauce titled “Full Moon Howlapeno.” One winner will receive $500 plus the winning artwork will be the official label of CROBOT’s new hot sauce. For all rules and deadlines, visit: http://creativeallies.com/contests/988-design-a-hot-sauce-label-for-crobot.
CROBOT--BRANDON YEAGLEY (lead vocals, harmonica), CHRIS BISHOP (guitar, vocals), JAKE FIGUEROA (bass), PAUL FIGUEROA (drums)--spent the past few years honing their live show and garnering a devoted following from their bombastic U.S. performances at festivals and club shows. After more high-profile tours with Clutch, The Sword, Truckfighters, Kyng and Kill Devil Hill, 2014 and 2015 promise to be the biggest for CROBOT yet, with a Top 20 song at radio, a new album full of hooks and intelligent songwriting, intense live performances and their unique brand of humor.
Catch CROBOT on the road in the following cities:
Hard Times Cafe
Louder Than Life--Champions Park
St Louis, MO
District Bar and Grill
Grand Prairie, TX
Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
Corpus Christi, TX
Concrete Street Pavilion
San Antonio, TX
Sunken Gardens Amphitheatre
Pharr Entertainment Center
New Orleans, LA
South Bend, IN
Central Florida Fairgrounds
SOMETHING SUPERNATURAL cover artwork.
Watch CROBOT perform live “Legend of the Spaceborne Killer” exclusively on YAHOO! (WATCH HERE).
After a busy year with intense studio sessions as well as incessant international touring activities, UK Grindcore legends NAPALM DEATH have checked in with an update in regards to their much anticipated next album release. Vocalist Mark 'Barney' Greenway had the following to say:
"When we say that we've been working on the album recording for nearly a year, people might be thinking that this all sounds a bit too extravagant for Grindcore-type behaviour. The full story is though that we've been recording it in segments to try and achieve varying types of sonic assault. There is a belief in certain quarters that you can only do so much with our particularly noisy strain of music. We think otherwise, so as well as a few stylistic quirks on the album (that are sometimes happy accidents), generally it's rawer, perhaps a little looser and of course always dense, nasty and, hopefully, invigorating too. Certainly not more polished - yuk!
Russ Russell helped us to give lots of people headaches down the years. He doesn't mind us adopting certain, erm, techniques with studio equipment that most producer-engineers would find somewhat distasteful. So back we went again with Russ to Parlour Studios in the comparatively serene surroundings of Northamptonshire to do damage. There's possibly some of the fastest and spazziest stuff we've ever done and, on the other end of the scale, some of the weirdest, most oppressive and adventurous no-wave-type stuff too.
Some song titles for you to chew on: "Copulating Snakes", "Dear Slum Landlord" (aired at Roadburn 2014), "What is Past Is Prologue", "Stunt Your Growth". We're nearly finished - we promise!"
NAPALM DEATH - Live 2014:
Creation often requires destruction. Everything must be razed in order to be rebuilt stronger again. That certainly proved to be Rev Theory's experience while making their fourth full-length album and first for Another Century, B2D [Born 2 Destroy]. In 2012, the Los Angeles quintet-Rich Luzzi [lead vocals], Julien Jorgensen [rhythm guitar], Matty McCloskey [bass, backup vocals], Dave Agoglia [drums], and Paul Phillips [lead guitar]-found itself at something of a crossroads. After two successful albums 2008's breakout Light It Up and Justice in 2011, the group split from the major label system and anxiously pondered its next move.
"We were completely lost at the end of that experience," admits Julien. "We started questioning why we wanted to make music. We had been chasing this rock 'n' roll dream and were really suffocated under the influence of all these people around us. So, we started writing songs to please no one other than ourselves. At first there was a lot of anger and resentment that fueled the subject matter. Reinvention started. That was the main theme. Sex and violence were the primal elements serving as catalysts for the new material. Through the adversity and ups and downs of the major label experience, we said, 'Fuck it. We're going to make music for ourselves'. That's the genesis of this."
WHITESNAKE’s LIVE IN ‘84 - BACK TO THE BONE,
New DVD/CD With Classic And Rare
Performances Available For The First Time.
WHITESNAKE fans worldwide now have something to be excited about! To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of WHITESNAKE’s multi-platinum ‘Slide It In’ album, Frontiers Music Srl, the Italian-based label, will release “Live In ‘84 - Back To The Bone”, a complete celebration of the group’s awe inspiring lineup during what many feel was the incredible beginning of what Coverdale called his desire to make Whitesnake more ‘electrifying’ on record & on stage.
Set for release in the EU on November 7th and in North America on November 11th, this release will be available in DVD and a Deluxe CD/DVD edition.
Culled from audio and video recordings & unheard demos from the private collection of WHITESNAKE leader and vocalist, David Coverdale, the release offers an ultra-rare collection of material, performed by the band’s acclaimed 83-84 line-ups. Featured on the record & driven by the awesome Cozy Powell on drums (ex- Jeff Beck Group, Rainbow, MSG and later on Gary Moore and Black Sabbath, among others); Unique guitarist John Sykes, whom Coverdale credits with inspiring a whole generation of six stringers after his breathtaking work on the WHITESNAKE ’87’ album & Bassist Exceptional Neil Murray.
There is also an extraordinary emotional bonus content featuring legendary keyboardist Jon Lord performing his last show ever with WHITESNAKE on video & also the bonus CD.
“It’s still hard for me to find the words when remembering that half the incredible band who originally recorded the ‘Slide It In’ album with me have passed away,” says Coverdale. “It’s incredibly difficult to articulate: Cozy Powell...Mel Galley...Jon Lord…All amazing people and amazing musicians. Their memories live on in our hearts & in the music they made. I miss them beyond words… Wait until you see & hear them playing as only they can and add in the fiery guitar assault of the incredibly gifted John Sykes, plus the relentless melodic bass pounding of Neil Murray.”
Coverdale and co-producer Michael McIntyre launched a worldwide search for the best quality video footage and audio tracks from the 1984 tour. Among the gems found was a set from: ‘Super-Rock’, recorded at the first Japanese rock festival at Seibu Stadium in Tokyo and an invaluable video of Jon Lord’s final appearance with WHITESNAKE recorded live in Sweden. “All of the features on this package have been treated lovingly & respectfully, with no expense spared, utilizing technology to improve sound & picture quality,” says Coverdale, who personally oversaw all elements of this release.
Concludes Coverdale, “These are memories I treasure and delight in sharing with you as we continue our celebration of the 30th Anniversary of WHITESNAKE’s ‘Slide It In.”
CD (only available in combo edition):
Bonus Tracks - Jon Lord’s Final Performance with Whitesnake (Medley)
Bonus Tracks - Jon Lord’s Final Performance with Whitesnake (Medley)
DVD Bonus Gallery - “Slide It In Slide Show” with Rare Unseen Photos - The music bed contains snippets of private demos from David’s personal archives.
For all things WHITESNAKE, please visit:
California-based extreme death metal perpetrators, ANNIHILATED -- who features within its ranks, current and former members of Abysmal Dawn, Grotesque, Excretion, and Arkaik -- will spread their sonic sickness across the lands this Fall with the release of debut full-length, XIII Steps To Ruination.
Set for official unleashing via brutality powerhouse, Unique Leader Records, ANNIHILATED's XIII Steps To Ruination was produced by drummer Scott Fuller (Abysmal Dawn) and boasts eleven pounding, methodically-crafted tales of torment bedecked in hailstorm riff sequences, homicidal blasts, maniacal vocal onslaughts, and strategically composed percussive syncopation all fueled, conceptually, by political/corporate disgust and societal revulsion. As an added bonus, XIII Steps To Ruination features guest appearances by Sven De Caluwe (Aborted), Monte Pittman (Prong), Peter Truax (Vesterian, Eyes Of Fire) and Eric Stobel (Plaguereaper, P.O.R.).
Comments Fuller of ANNIHILATED's union with Unique Leader: "We are psyched to be a part of the Unique Leader family. With such a notable roster of brutal death metal bands and awesome releases, we feel right at home."
In anticipation of XIII Steps To Ruination's forthcoming release, today Revolver Magazine is hosting the official lyric video for the title track. Get furious, question government and witness some audio/visual carnage at
XIII Steps To Ruination Track Listing:
1. Global Enslavement
2. Eyes In The Sky
3. This Fear I Speak Of
4. XIII Steps To Ruination
5. Eradication Profits
6. Divide Distract Deceive
7. For The Ignorant
9. Creations Of Man
10. Throne Of Eternity
ANNIHILATED was forged in 2008 by guitarists Eric Matranga and Robert Fimbres shortly following the demise of Los Angeles' Excretion. Intent on composing music with a purpose, ANNIHILATED stands resolutely against society's prevalent "sheep mentality" in favor of rational thought, questioning the motives of government and news media outlets though debilitating auditory domination.
XIII Steps To Ruination will see release via Unique Leader Records on October 28th, 2014 in North America, October 31st,2014 in Europe and November 3rd, 2014 in the UK. Preorder your copy today at THIS LOCATION.
Today Vice Magazine's music portal, Noisey, presents the second episode of NOLA: Life, Death And Heavy Blues From The Bayou, a seven-part series examining the people and the culture that helped spawn bands like Down, Eyehategod, Crowbar, Acid Bath and so many others.
In part two, Mike IX Williams discusses finding kindred spirits in Jimmy Bower and Joey LaCaze and creating a band, "that's like Sabbath, but a punk band," with Eyehategod. Enduring hardships like drugs and Hurricane Katrina, Eyehategod persevered into 2013, only to have tragedy strike yet again.
Watch Episode Two, Now Playing At THIS LOCATION.
Eyehategod will return to the road next month, commencing with a short rash of one-off live incursions in Denver, Orlando and Miami as well as an appearance at Philip H. Anselmo's Housecore Horror Film Festival in Austin. From there, the band will head west trouncing stages alongside Power Trip, Iron Reagan and Today Is The Day on select dates. Eyehategod continues to tour in support of their chart-topping, critically-adored self-titled studio offering, currently available via Housecore Records.
EYEHATEGOD Tour 2014:
Available Now via UDR Music
Wild and hot - that was the Wacken Open Air 2013! The 24th Wacken Open Air included over 120 bands on seven stages, 75.000 fans and most of all sun, sun and more sun. Metalheads from all over the world celebrated the most legendary party of them all and turned the little village of Wacken in Northern Germany into the place to be for any self-respecting Metalhead.
The 24th Wacken Open Air once more proved to be unique, with a special vibe which has to be experienced to understand. “Live at Wacken 2013“, brings this atmosphere right home on DVD, Bu and CD! The hits, the legends, the fans - and many, many memorable shows.
The 3-DVD-set and also the 3-Bluray-set offer plenty of music with 43 bands and 106 songs. The audio version on 2 CDs features 32 highlights. “Live at Wacken 2013“ is available now on DVD, CD, BluRay Amaray and as digital download.
What‘s even better, there are some gems hidden in some of these: One Golden Ticket for a “Lifetime Membership for the W:O:A“ giving the lucky winner the opportunity to enjoy the festival every year till eternity without buying a ticket. Also randomly included are ten Silver VIP Tickets that include a tour through the Artist Village on the festival grounds. A dream come true for any Metalhead...
“Live at Wacken 2013“ even serves a good cause that keeps heavy music alive: All bands and labels have donated their royalties to the Wacken Foundation, a non-profit organisation in support of the Hard Rock and Heavy Metal scene (www.wacken-foundation.com). UDR Records will also be making a donation of 1 Euro for each and every DVD & CD sold, with everyone involved, from manufacturing to marketing, supporting the Foundation.
You will see Rock icon Alice Cooper, who knows better than most how to put on a show. His Wacken appearance is no exception, with three guitarists, lots of action and hits like ‘Billion Dollar Babies’ and ‘Hey Stoopid’. Nightwish with new singer Floor Jansen receives ecstatic reactions, Metal Queen Doro celebrates her 30th anniversary of being on stage, and Sabaton sings with a huge audience choir in the midday sun. Mr. Rock‘n‘Roll himself, Lemmy Kilmister, hits the stage, ignoring recent health issues that caused several show postponements. In blistering heat, Motörhead delivered a shortened set, blasting through ‘Damage Case’, ‘Metropolis’, ‘Over The Top’ like only they can. Deep Purple have been equally groundbreaking as the genre‘s forefathers and played Wacken for the first time. The fans were not disappointed, as shown during their classic ‘Lazy’.
And the list goes on: the Thrash Metal wake-up call that Annihilator opens the festival with, the wild moshpits during Anthrax’s classic-filled set, the big epicness of Lingua Mortis Orchestra feat. Rage and surprises like Ugly Kid Joe, who invited Motörhead guitarist Phil Campbell for their rowdy rendition of ‘Ace Of Spades’.
Furthermore the DVD includes the following appearances:
- Legion Of The Damned
- Alpha Tiger
- Fozzy (feat. Wrestling-Star Chris Jericho
- Agnostic Front
- Serum 114
- Die Kassierer
- Pretty Maids
- Heaven’s Basement
- Sonata Arctica
“Live at Wacken 2013” on 3DVD / 3Bluray / 2CD – bring home the best metal party worldwide!
ANNOUNCE PRE-PRODUCTION ON ELEVENTH STUDIO ALBUM DUE OUT 2015 VIA WEATHERMAKER MUSIC
CLUTCH band photo:
L-R: Jean-Paul Gaster, Tim Sult, Dan Maines and Neil Fallon.
After a summer of epic gigs including their first-ever South American performance, a headlining show in Sao Paulo, Brazil; stunning crowds at all three Riot Fest shows (Toronto, Chicago and Denver), CLUTCH has announced a winter U.S. tour which will launch on December 27 in Cincinnati and wrap up on January 10 in Austin. On the upcoming winter trek, CLUTCH will debut a handful of new songs on the road. Torche and Lionize will join the band as support for the entire run (see dates below).
CLUTCH--NEIL FALLON (vocals, rhythm guitar), TIM SULT (lead guitar), DAN MAINES (bass) JEAN-PAUL GASTER (drums and percussion)--will re-team with the acclaimed producer Machine (Lamb Of God, King Crimson, Crobot) for a pre-production session in October. The recording of the new album is scheduled to begin in January 2015 with the same team that worked on CLUTCH’s last album Earth Rocker, tagged by Rolling Stone as “seething admixtures of jam-band chops, careening blues-punk riffs” (Dec. 2013). The group’s critically acclaimed Earth Rocker album received a 3-disc triple deluxe release this summer via Weathermaker Music. CLUTCH’s upcoming album is due for worldwide release in 2015.
Asked about the musical direction of the new album NEIL FALLON says: “The best thing is just following your gut. I think if we tried to make ‘Earth Rocker 2,’ it would be D.O.A. But then again, you don't wanna completely abandon it. We started writing for the next album pretty quickly. So it does bear a lot of similarities to Earth Rocker, just because we're coming off the heels of that album. If we’d waited five years, I'm sure it would be a different story."
Catch CLUTCH on the road in the following cities:
The Shindig Music Festival with Jane's Addiction, Rise Against, Gogol Bordello, Halestorm
The Shindig Music Festival
House of Blues
Lake Buena Vista, FL
House of Blues
New Orleans, LA
House of Blues
House of Blues
House of Blues
CLUTCH with Torche and Lionize
CLUTCH critical soundbites:
“…seething admixtures of jam-band chops, careening blues-punk riffs and singer Neil Fallon's nerdy, piss-taking wiseass lyrics--release their hardest rocking set to date.”
--ROLLING STONE, (#10 Rolling Stone “Top 20 Metal Albums,” Dec. 2013)
“Every now and again an album [Earth Rocker] comes along that’s an absolute classic-not just a handful of good tunes and a handful of filler, but a classic from start to finish. Not since Pure Rock Fury and Blast Tyrant has Clutch been so straightforward in their approach. By their own admission, the band found fresh inspiration from touring with Thin Lizzy and Motorhead and it showed in the music and in the colossal riffs of guitarist Tim Sult. “
--METAL HAMMER, (#1 Metal Hammer “Album of the Year,” Jan. 2014)
“…bluesy rock, blustery, but impressively precise riffage, beards, and story songs about robots.”
--Allison Stewart, REVOLVER (Mar. 2013)
“Vocalist Neil Fallon oozes the passion and silver-tongued charm of a fire-and-brimstone preacher on the title track, Sult unleashes scores of timeless Clutch riffs (with a highlight being the irresistible fervor of ‘Unto the Breach’), and bassist Dan Maines lays down a gritty yet silky tone on tracks like ‘Crucial Velocity’ and ‘Mr. Freedom.’ In fact, every song here has its own rhythmic or melodic hallmark, making Earth Rocker a surefire future classic.”
--Billy Brennan, MODERN DRUMMER (Apr. 12, 2013)
“Clutch has become a beaming example of perseverance and self-sufficiency for an independent act. …Earth Rocker remains focused on staying tight. …tracks like ‘Unto The Breach’ deliver with force: It’s fast, aggressive, melodic and catchy.”
--Mike Thomas, RELIX (Apr. 2013)
“Earth Rocker is Clutch’s hard turn into primal boogie heaviness. The acoustic flourishes, blues songs, and psychedelic forays that shaped Clutch’s past few records are shelved and in their place are hard and barbed riff-driven tunes. …Singer Neil Fallon is a holy rock ’n’ roller celebrating his music’s cathartic release and its history.”
--Scott McLennan, BOSTON GLOBE (Mar. 2013)
“Clutch has created one of its best, and most straightforward, albums to date. …Working again with producer Machine, the act stripped away the excess and honed in on the riff-heavy, muscular bar-band rock. …The white-knuckled rocking only slows down once. ‘Gone Cold,’ a subdued existential meditation, signals the end of Side A and works as a palate cleanser from the amplification and distortion. The respite also builds anticipation for the album's best track, ‘Book, Saddle and Go.’ The band was inspired by recent tour mates, and '70s hard-rock legends, Thin Lizzy, and here it shows most. The call-and-response hook and gritty riffing are proof Clutch doesn't need to pander to fans or a major label (Weathermaker Music is owned by the band).”
--Wesley Case, BALTIMORE SUN, (Mar 15, 2013)
“Clutch, the hard-touring Maryland band with an endless supply of guitar riffs, is back on the righteous path of heavy rock... Earth Rocker is Clutch's hardest-hitting album in a while, and it's full of Fallon's occasionally inscrutable, fantastical sci-fi themes. There are references to Guttenberg, the Large Hadron Collider and the medieval weapon the halberd--and that's just in one song (‘Unto the Breach’). ‘The Face’ imagines a post-apocalyptic pop culture landscape where rock is dead and electric guitars have been cast into the sea. On ‘Cyborg Bette,’ our rock-star narrator falls for a robot, his ‘latest model’. A welcome return to form.”
--Christopher Weber, SEATTLE TIMES (Mar 18, 2013)
“’Earth Rocker’…will leave you battered and bruised from the relentless rhythm, vibe and energy. …The record is so UP, so groove ridden that words are not adequate to describe it. There is no filler here. There are no weak moments. There is nothing wasted. There is not a lyric, not a riff, not even a cymbal crash that is out of place. Clutch are better musicians than most, but they are a much better band than just about everybody (there is a crucial difference). What an album it is.”
--Richard Maw, THE SLUDGELORD, (Mar. 24, 2013)
For more information on CLUTCH:
www.pro-rock.com and http://weathermakermusic.com
Swedish melo-death metallers SCAR SYMMETRY are set to release their new album and successor to 2011’s highly acclaimed masterpiece The Unseen Empire this fall. The new album, entitled The Singularity (Phase 1 – Neohumanity), will be out on October 14, 2014 via Nuclear Blast in the US, and is the first part of a trilogy.
The band just release a new album trailer. Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMCmEskKXsg
The tracklist of The Singularity (Phase I – Neohumanity):
01. The Shape Of Things To Come
03. Limits To Infinity
04. Cryonic Harvest
05. The Spiral Timeshift
06. Children Of The Integrated Circuit
08. Technocalyptic Cybergeddon
Per Nilsson commented: "The lyrical concept that Henrik came up with for The Singularity trilogy is huge in scope, complex and awe-inspiring, and naturally the music I wrote needed to follow suit - and it is with great pride that we can now present 'Phase I - Neohumanity', the first part in the most progressive and elaborate project in the history of Scar Symmetry. What an awesome way of celebrating our 10th anniversary!"
The cover artwork for The Singularity (Phase I – Neohumanity) was created by Mircea Gabriel Eftemie.
Also check out:
Trailer #1: http://youtu.be/QkmjsETMlmU
Lyric video ‘Limits To Infinity’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgs-rhvt-Q8
Working With Joel Grind from Toxic Holocaust at Audiosiege Studios in Portland, OR
Savannah, Georgia's BLACK TUSK have entered the studio to begin work on the follow-up to their last release 2013's Tend No Wounds EP. The band is currently holed up in Portland, OR at Audiosiege Studios with Toxic Holocaust front man and acclaimed producer Joel Grind. They are currently shooting for a release in the first half of 2015 via Relapse Records.
The band on their collaboration with Joel Grind:
"This one's got everything! Get ready for a roller coaster ride! We are super excited to release this one. Everyone will see that this was well worth the wait! Joel was perfect for this album and when you hear it, you'll see why!"
BLACK TUSK's latest release Tend No Wounds is available in CD, Vinyl and digital formats and can be ordered from the Relapse Records Store HERE. The EP can be purchased on iTunes HERE. The EP is streaming in full on BLACKTUSK's Bandcamp Page.
BLACK TUSK's video for the song "Truth Untold" directed by Brad Kremer and produced by Tytan Creates. It can be viewed HERE.
To keep up to date with all things BLACK TUSK please visit:
HEADBANG FOR THE HIGHWAY STAGE PRESENTED BY ZIPPO ENCORE
FEATURES THE FACELESS AND DEAD FOR DENVER,
PLUS RISING REGIONAL AND LOCAL TALENT BATTLING IT OUT TO BE PART OF KNOTFEST
HELD FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24 THROUGH SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26
FEATURES THE BIGGEST BANDS IN HEAVY MUSIC WITH SPECIAL SATURDAY AND SUNDAY LATE NIGHT CLOSING SETS BY SLIPKNOT
AT SAN MANUEL AMPHITHEATER & CAMPGROUNDS
IN SAN BERNARDINO, CA
Slipknot’s KNOTFEST--the most cutting edge heavy music festival in America--has revealed initial details about Stage 004 at the October 24-26 destination festival held at San Manuel Amphitheater & Campgrounds in San Bernardino, CA. The Headbang For The Highway Stage Presented By Zippo Encore will give the best regional and local metal bands the opportunity to battle it out for the chance to be part of the biggest metal show to hit the U.S. in years.
On Saturday, Stage 004 headliners The Faceless will be joined by six Headbang For The Highway Battle-of-the-Bands winners. Sunday’s Headbang For The Highway Stage lineup will feature headliners Dead For Denver and five more Battle-of-the-Bands winners, including Kings Of Carnage and Still Not Dead.
Headbang For The Highway battles, sponsored by Brick House Studios and The Alumni Tour, are being held in the southwestern U.S. and California through October 19 to determine the final slots on this year’s KNOTFEST. For more information, go to http://headbangforthehighway.com/.
These Battle-of-the-Bands winners will join a lineup that features some of the most powerful names in metal--including Slipknot, Danzig, Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat, Of Mice & Men, Anthrax and more.
As previously announced, Slipknot will close Stage 001 both Saturday and Sunday, with unique sets each night, featuring brand new music and an entirely new stage set and experience. In addition, all KNOTFEST online ticket purchasers (and those that purchase tickets before October 5 to Slipknot's headline tour with Korn and King 810) will receive a digital download of the new album, delivered 24 hours early.
KNOTFEST--powered by Rockstar Energy Drink--will feature a Slipknot-curated lineup of over 60 bands performing on five stages on Saturday and Sunday, as well as a Friday night VIP Pre-Party Bash, band performances and other activities for those that have purchased VIP or Camping Packages.
Headbang For The Highway’s The Battle For KNOTFEST is taking place at the following locations:
Date City/State Venue Winner
8/24 Santa Ana, CA Malone’s Kings Of Carnage
9/15 West Hollywood, CA Whisky A Go Go Still Not Dead
9/19 Tempe, AZ AZ Club Red / Red Owl TBD
9/27 Fort Worth, TX Tomcats West TBD
9/28 Santa Ana, CA Malone’s TBD
9/28 Austin, TX Dirty Dog Bar TBD
10/3 Phoenix, AZ Joe’s Grotto TBD
10/4 Tucson, AZ The Rock TBD
10/11 Oakland, CA Grand Live TBD
10/18 Las Vegas, NV The Cheyenne Saloon TBD
10/19 Henderson, NV Eagle’s Hall TBD
In addition to the Battle-of-the-Bands at each location, Brick House Studios will be giving away one free $200 tattoo on stage each night. Bands hoping to compete for a chance to perform on Stage 004 at KNOTFEST can email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “KNOTFEST” and the name of the showcase venue where they wish to play. For more information, go to:
Every KNOTFEST has been a fully immersive experience for fans, and this one ups the ante. In addition to performances from more than 60 of the heaviest bands on the planet, attendees will descend into an apocalyptic underworld featuring over 20 festival attractions including a Slipknot Museum (curated by the band), carnival rides, a zip line across the festival grounds, drum circles, a massive display of fire, freaks, fire-breathers, stilt-walkers, and much more.
KNOTFEST tickets are on sale now and going fast at www.knotfest.com. A limited number of VIP packages are still available. Camping packages and pit tickets are SOLD OUT.
Doors open at 11:00 AM each day and the show runs until 12:30 AM on Saturday and 11:30 PM on Sunday.
KNOTFEST is a short drive from San Francisco, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Tucson, San Diego, the San Joaquin Valley, and many more cities in the Southwestern USA.
KNOTFEST is made possible through the support of sponsors including Rockstar Energy Drink, Kinetic Power, Ole Smokey Moonshine, Musicians Institute, FYE, Headbang for the Highway, Ernie Ball, The Slidebar Rock N Roll Kitchen, Legator Guitars, Fxck Cancer and Zippo Encore.
For the most-up-to-date information, visit:
BASS PLAYER LIVE! 2014
AT S.I.R. STUDIOS
WITH ABRAHAM LABORIEL, HENRIK LINDER,
GARY WILLIS, RICKEY MINOR, dUg PINNICK, STEVE BAILEY, CHUCK RAINEY & MORE
Bass Player LIVE! returns to Los Angeles for a seventh year November 8-9, 2014 with two full days of clinics and exhibitions at S.I.R. Studios, plus a special Saturday evening session featuring the presentation of Bass Player’s Young Gun Award to Henrik Linder of Dirty Loops and the Lifetime Achievement Award to session legend Abraham Laboriel. The wide-ranging clinics for bassists of all styles and skill levels include the Bass Player LIVE! debuts of Gary Willis and Chuck Rainey, TV’s “Face of Bass” Rickey Minor, prog/metal hero dUg Pinnick, a bass education roundtable led by Steve Bailey, a bass set-up panel clinic that includes master luthiers Roger Sadowsky and Mike Tobias, and more.Tickets are on sale now at http://bassplayerlive2014.eventbrite.com/. Both single day and weekend packages for the Bass Player LIVE! clinics and exhibits are available and priced as follows:
Note: Each day pass purchase includes a complimentary subscription to Bass Player magazine. All Saturday and weekend passes include access to all award presentations and performances during the special Saturday evening session.
The Bass Player LIVE! clinics and exhibitors will be located at S.I.R. Studios on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood, CA on Saturday, November 8 from 10:00 AM-8:30 PM and Sunday, November 9 from 10:00 AM-5:00 PM. Bass players of all ages, levels and styles are invited to attend.
The special Saturday evening session at S.I.R. runs from 6:00 PM-8:30PM on November 8, featuring performances and award presentations including:
• The presentation of Henrik Linder’s Bass Player Young Gun Award, followed by a trio performance with Henrik, Gary Willis and drummer Kirk Covington
• The presentation of Abraham Laboriel’s Bass Player Lifetime Achievement Award, followed by a performance by Open Hands, with Abraham, keyboardist Greg Mathieson, saxophonist Justo Almario and drummer Bill Maxwell
• An All-Star Jam in Clinic Room B featuring artists from the event
• Additional special performances to be announced
Bass Player LIVE! daytime clinics on Saturday and Sunday include:
• A live clinic interview with super-hot Swedish fuze/pop trio Dirty Loops’ bass sensation Henrik Linder
• A VSOP clinic performance by Abraham Laboriel, Bakitihi Kumalo (Paul Simon) and Hutch Hutchinson (Bonnie Raitt), presented by Kala
• The Bass Player LIVE! clinic debut of iconic fretless bassist, solo artist and Tribal Tech co-founder Gary Willis
• Bass Education, led by Berklee College of Music Bass Department Chairman and renowned solo artist Steve Bailey, and featuring BP Lifetime Award Recipient and Cal Arts bass instructor Alphonso Johnson, LAMA Bass Dept. Chair and low-end specialist Jerry Watts, Nashville session bassist and Belmont University instructor Roy Vogt, and noted web teachers Janek Gwizdala (solo artist, Mike Stern) and Norm Stockton (solo artist, Bobby Kimball)
• TV Bass Roundtable with Mike Merritt of Conan, Jimmy Earl of Jimmy Kimmel Live, and John B. Williams of Doc Severinsen’s Tonight Show band and the Arsenio Hall Show’s Posse
• A clinic performance and discussion with TV’s “Face of Bass,” award-winning producer and American Idol and Tonight Show with Jay Leno bandleader Rickey Minor
• A solo clinic by master rock bassist/vocalist dUg Pinnick of King’s X and Pinnick/Gales/Pridgen
• Legends of New York Bass: A historic clinic featuring past BP Lifetime Achievement Award Winners Chuck Rainey and Jerry Jemmott, who collectively have played on seminal Gotham recordings by Aretha Franklin, King Curtis, B.B. King, Roberta Flack, the Rascals, and more
• Latin Bass Roundtable clinic led by Oskar Cartaya (Spyro Gyra, Herb Alpert, J-Lo), with Carlitos Del Puerto (Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Chick Corea), Jon Pena (Larry Cartlon, Tania Maria, Steve Vai) and others
• A multi-string metal mashup clinic featuring Jeff Hughell (Six Feet Under, Reciprocal) and Nick Schendzielos (Cephalic Carnage, Job for a Cowboy)
• Our annual International Bassist clinic with Wojtek Pilichowski (Polish solo artist and vituoso web sensation)
Also slated to appear are: Lee Sklar (BP Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, session legend, Phil Collins), Brian Bromberg (solo artist, Bass on the Broadband), Hadrien Feraud (Chick Corea, Zawinul Legacy Band, John McLaughlin), “Ready” Freddie Washington (session legend, Steely Dan), Tal Wilkenfeld (2014 BP Young Gun recipient, solo artist, Jeff Beck), Sean Hurley (L.A. session star, John Mayer), Bob Glaub (session legend, Jackson Browne), Miles Mosley (solo artist, Chris Cornell), Nik West (solo artist, Dave Stewart), Bobby Vega (Sly & the Family Stone, Mickey Hart), Robert “Bubby” Lewis (solo artist, Lupe Fisaco, Snoop Dog) and Phil Chen (Rod Stewart, Jeff Beck)
Among the participating manufacturers at Bass Player LIVE! 2014 are Warwick, Aguilar, Sadowsky Guitars, Tech 21, Kala, Ashdown, D’Addario, Ampeg, Paul Reed Smith, Dunlop, Eden, GHS, Ibanez, Lakin Basses, N.S Design, Spector, TC Electronic, EBS, Carvin, and Mayones Basses.
Previous Bass Player LIVE! honorees and attendees include Chris Squire, Larry Graham, Geezer Butler, Verdine White, Bootsy Collins, Jack Casady, Aston “Family Man” Barrett, Charlie Haden, Rocco Prestia, Mike Watt, Billy Sheehan, Victor Wooten, Robert Trujillo, Marcus Miller, Lee Rocker, Darryl Jones, Don Was, Tal Wilkenfeld, Nathan East, and more.
Visit www.bassplayerlive.com for the latest information on tickets and participating artists and manufacturers.
Louisiana volume visionaries, EYEHATEGOD, are pleased to announce their next run of live demolitions this Fall. The band's latest itinerary includes a short rash of one-off dates in Denver, Orlando and Miami as well as an appearance at Philip H. Anselmo's Housecore Horror Film Festival in Austin. From there, team EYEHATEGOD will head west razing stages alongside Power Trip, Iron Reagan and Today Is The Day on select dates.
Comments frontman Mike IX Williams, "New Orleans sons of the hurricane and battered filthy communists, EYEHATEGOD, will embark on a severely damaging run of US shows this October 2014 that are guaranteed to please the dirt starved masses of nasty rock 'n' roll tenfold. See ya'll on the railroad tracks!"
EYEHATEGOD continues to tour in support of their chart-topping, self-titled studio offering and first full-length in nearly fifteen years. Released in May via Housecore, the record continues to reap praise and critical "fuck-yeahs" from fans and media globally. In an 8/10 score Pitchfork declares, "After fourteen years, they've come out swinging, armed with yet another of their often-renewed leases on life and still spoiling for a fight. That Eyehategod exists at all is a miracle in and of itself, but the fact that it is so damn great is simply extraordinary." Stereoboard dubs the record, "a vitriolic demonstration of everything that made this band so great in the first place. There are brilliant riffs, moments of barely contained aural violence and, most memorably of all, the ever-distinctive vocals of Mike IX Williams... a worthy addition to the band's already impenetrable legacy." Added The New York Times in a live review, "Something happened to EYEHATEGOD in the last decade, since its members got on the other side of those disasters: some kind of stability - a realization of exactly what the band has and how to use it. And its show at Club Europa, in Brooklyn... fell in line with the last three I've seen... It was an extended family of riffs, played over the new drummer Aaron Hill's weaving, swinging drum patterns, and under the singer Mike IX Williams' wretched howl and crinkly-eyed, mirthless smile. It was low-end body music, half-slovenly, half-graceful, impossibly deep - music for moving to in fluid motion."
Additional live incursions from EYEHATEGOD will be announced in the coming weeks. The band is currently working on a brand new picture disc version of the New Orleans Is The New Vietnam seven-inch which will be released soon in an extremely limited leather cover edition on A389. Stay tuned.
10/02/2014 Summit Music Hall - Denver, CO
10/03/2014 Backbooth - Orlando, FL
10/04/2014 Churchill's - Miami, FL
10/26/2014 Housecore Horror Film Fest @ Emo's - Austin, TX
10/29/2014 El Corazon - Seattle, WA w/ Power Trip, Iron Reagan
10/30/2014 Bosonova Theater - Portland, OR w/ Power Trip, Iron Reagan
10/31/2014 Star Lite Lounge - Sacramento, CA w/ Power Trip, Iron Reagan
11/01/2014 Metro - Oakland, CA w/ Today Is The Day, Power Trip, Iron Reagan
11/02/2014 The Observatory - Santa Ana, CA w/ Today Is The Day, Power Trip, Iron Reagan
11/03/2014 Los globos - Los Angeles, CA w/ Power Trip, Iron Reagan
11/04/2014 Catalyst - Santa Cruz, CA w/ Power Trip, Iron Reagan
11/05/2014 The Garage - Ventura, CA w/ Power Trip, Iron Reagan
11/06/2014 Dive Bar - Las Vegas, NV w/ Today Is The Day
11/07/2014 Soda Bar - San Diego, CA w/ Today Is The Day
11/08/2014 Club Red - Phoenix, AZ w/ Today Is The Day
11/09/2014 Launch Pad - Albuquerque, NM w/ Today Is The Day
11/12/2014 The Riot Room - Kansas City, MO
11/15/2014 Cobra Lounge - Chicago, IL w/ Today Is The Day
11/16/2014 Smith's Downtown - Mishawaka, IN w/ Today Is The Day
11/20/2014 Double Wide - Dallas, TX w/ Today Is The Day
Order Eyehategod through Housecore Records HERE.
Witch County England's finest, DEVILMENT featuring the master of horrors, Dani Filth (CRADLE OF FILTH, TEMPLE OF THE BLACK MOON), recently shot a video for the upcoming second single, 'Even Your Blood Group Rejects Me', which will be featured on the band's upcoming debut album, The Great And Secret Show. The album is scheduled to be released on Halloween 2014 (October 31). Find pictures from the video below.
Commented director Sam Scott-Hunter: "With this video I really wanted to capture the intensity of the song, and then shove it in your face to get the heart pounding - the visual equivalent of listening to it loud on your headphones in a dark room. So to do that we locked ourselves in a studio in deepest, darkest Suffolk, turned most of the lights out and the volume up, and we didn't come out again until we had that intense groove etched indelibly into the back of the camera. It's a dark song, and I wanted that heaviness to come across visually, but there's also an air of mystery and mysticism in what the band are doing, and to capture that we enlisted an incredible dancer, NagaSita, who has a wonderfully different and exotic take on the track. I hope when people watch this, they can turn the lights off, turn it up loud, and enjoy a really intense experience."
Added Dani Filth: "When we approached undertaking a video for the track 'Even Your Blood Group Rejects Me', the intention was to create something very visually disturbing, yet stunning to look at, in a minimalistic monochrome context. The idea was to really bring out the performance of the track and marry it to phantasmagorical images, all cut to the massive pounding beat. Through the inclusion of smoke, strobe-lighting, fire, Theban masks, exotic dance and silhouette, we have endeavoured to create a mystic atmosphere in which we plunged the entire studio into complete and utter darkness, so that the viewer's full attention is focused on these aforementioned traits, set adrift against what appears to be the timeless whirls of space. Sam Scott-Hunter the director and his assistant for the day, band photographer Dex Jezierski, both pulled out all the stops to make this video come to horrid artistic fruition, and we even enlisted the help of my wife Toni and daughter Luna for hair, angle-grinding, make-up and costume, all for the benefit of keeping our cinematic occult activities a closed secret from the unsuspecting human world. As a band we are all extremely pleased with the outcome of our dalliance with the dark arts and hope that viewers to this visual feast will enjoy it just as much as we did weaning the video from its deep Satanic birth."
The band recently announced, that MTV JACKASS star Bam Margera can be heard duetting on DEVILMENT's cover of the MIDNIGHT OIL classic 'Beds Are Burning' which will be included as a bonus track on the limited first edition of the album.
DEVILMENT also have released the third episode of the official album interview series. Check out Dani, Daniel and Lauren talking about how the band met: http://youtu.be/osuDOM_VroU
The band, consisting of Dani Filth (vocals), Daniel Finch (guitar & samples) Colin Parks (rhythm guitar/lead guitar), Nick Johnson (bass guitar), Aaron Boast (drums), Lauren Francis (keyboards & vocals) recently signed a deal with Nuclear Blast Entertainment.
The first episode of the official album interview series can be watched at http://youtu.be/CZ9BNnIduls
The second episode can be watched at http://youtu.be/RF2e_tJFO_s
The Great And Secret Show tracklist:
01. Summer Arteries
02. Even Your Blood Group Rejects Me
03. Girl From Mystery Island
04. The Stake In My Heart
05. Living With The Fungus
06. Mother Kali
07. Staring At The Werewolf Corps
08. Sanity Hits A (Perfect) Zero
09. Laudanum Skull
10. The Great And Secret Show
--- Bonus Tracks
11. Beds Are Burning (MIDNIGHT OIL cover, feat. Bam Margera)
12. Psycho Babble
13. Even Your Blood Group Rejects Me (Motion Picture Soundtrack)
DEVILMENT will be touring for the first time later this year and have announced a string of live dates with LACUNA COIL and MOTIONLESS IN WHITE. Dani Filth also makes a guest appearance on the latest MOTIONLESS IN WHITE single ‘Puppets 3 (The Grand Finale)’ which can be heard here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDix79LuVF8
31.10.14 UK Bristol - Anson Rooms
01.11.14 UK London - The Forum
02.11.14 UK Glasgow - 02 ABC
04.11.14 UK Manchester - The Ritz
05.11.14 UK Birmingham - The Institute
06.11.14 LUX Esch/Alzette - Rockhal
08.11.14 D Wiesbaden - Schlachthof
09.11.14 NL Utrecht - Tivoli
10.11.14 B Hasselt - Muziekodroom
12.11.14 D Hamburg - Gruenspan
13.11.14 D Cologne - Essigfabrik
14.11.14 D Berlin - C-Club
15.11.14 D Herford - Club X
17.11.14 D Munich - Backstage
18.11.14 CH Pratteln - Z7
20.11.14 I Bologna - Zona Roveri
21.11.14 I Treviso - New Age
22.11.14 I Rome - Orion
23.11.14 I Milan - Live Club
You have been warned.
"Gothenburg style" melodic death metal pioneers AT THE GATES will soon release their first new music in 19 years! Below is an overview of the formats for the highly anticipated At War With Reality comeback studio album, which will be released via Century Media Records on October 27th:
- Jewelcase CD (20 page booklet)
- Digipak CD (20 page booklet; 2 bonus tracks; patch)
- Cassette (limited to 500 copies worldwide)
- Digital download
- Gatefold 180gr. LP (20 page booklet; poster)
- Ltd. mediabook CD (40 page booklet; 2 bonus tracks; patch)
- Ltd. 3-disc artbook (48 page booklet; 4 bonus tracks; 5.1 surround mix DVD; patch) - limited to 3000 copies
- Ltd. 2x10" boxset (20 page booklet; poster) - limited to 1000 copies worldwide via CM Distro
The 12" LP format will come in the following colored vinyl editions:
- Black (unlimited)
- Transparent red (limited to 300 copies via CM Distro EU)
- Dark green (limited to 500 copies via CM Distro EU)
- Clear (limited to 500 copies in Sweden)
- Lilac marble (limited to 100 copies via CM Distro USA) *sold out*
- Blue marble (limited to 200 copies via CM Distro USA)
- Magenta marble (limited to 200 copies via CM Distro USA)
- Ash grey marble (limited to 500 copies via CM Distro USA)
- Silver (limited to 400 copies in the USA)
- Gold (limited to 1500 copies in the USA)
- White (limited to 100 copies; exclusive 2015 MDF edition in the USA)
Fans can pre-order At War With Reality now in North America: http://www.cmdistro.com/Search/at_the_gates
The European pre-sale for At War With Reality will start on September 29th. Two shirt designs can already be ordered here: https://www.cmdistro.de/Artist/At_The_Gates/1483
For a preview of the album, an online music teaser featuring the stunning artwork designed by Costin Chioreanu (twilight13media.com) can be viewed here: http://youtu.be/zdvIGiaEoUQ
At War With Reality standard track-listing
1. El Altar Del Dios Desconocido
2. Death And The Labyrinth
3. At War With Reality
4. The Circular Ruins
5. Heroes And Tombs
6. The Conspiracy Of The Blind
7. Order From Chaos
8. The Book Of Sand (The Abomination)
9. The Head Of The Hydra
10. City Of Mirrors
11. Eater Of Gods
12. Upon Pillars Of Dust
13. The Night Eternal
With the classic line-up of their latest masterpiece, Slaughter Of The Soul (1995), AT THE GATES recorded At War With Reality with Fredrik Nordström at Studio Fredman (IN FLAMES, ARCH ENEMY, DIMMU BORGIR) and mixed with Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios (OPETH, AMON AMARTH, KREATOR), who checked in with the following video message: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0vkElvuk-c
A previous message from the band can be viewed here and a first pre-production video message can be seen here.
AT THE GATES + ROTTEN SOUND:
20.11.2014 - Tampere (Finland) - Klubi
21.11.2014 - Jyväskylä (Finland) - Lutako
22.11.2014 - Helsinki (Finland) - Nosturi
AT THE GATES, GRAVE, MORBUS CHRON:
27.11.2014 - Göteborg (Sweden) - Trägårn
28.11.2014 - Stockholm (Sweden) - Arenan
29.11.2014 - Malmö (Sweden) - KB
AT THE GATES, TRIPTYKON, MORBUS CHRON:
04.12.2014 - London (UK) - Forum
05.12.2014 - Manchester (UK) - Academy 2
06.12.2014 - Glasgow (UK) - Garage
07.12.2014 - Birmingham (UK) - The Oobleck *
08.12.2014 - Cardiff (UK) - The Globe *
10.12.2014 - Essen (Germany) - Turock
11.12.2014 - Hamburg (Germany) - Markthalle
12.12.2014 - Eindhoven (The Netherlands) - Eindhoven Metal Meeting
13.12.2014 - Leipzig (Germany) - Conne Island
14.12.2014 - Wien (Austria) - Arena
16.12.2014 - Aarau (Switzerland) - Kiff
17.12.2014 - Munich (Germany - Backstage Werk
18.12.2014 - Antwerpen (Belgium) - Trix
19.12.2014 - Cologne (Germany) - Essigfabrik
20.12.2014 - Berlin (Germany) - Postbahnhof
*=Update: new venue!
AT THE GATES - live 2015:
08.01.2015 - Istanbul (Turkey) - Garajistanbul **
09.01.2015 - Athens (Greece) - Stage Volume 1
10.01.2015 - Thessaloniki (Greece) - Principal Club
16.01.2015 - Bologna (Italy) - Estragon *
17.01.2015 - Rome (Italy) - Orion *
18.01.2015 - Trezzo Sull'Adda / Milano (Italy) - Live Club *
31.01.2015 - Dublin (Ireland) - Academy
21.02.2015 - Bergen (Norway) - Blastfest
26.02.2015 - Oslo (Norway) - Vulkan Arena
27.02.2015 - Karlstad (Sweden) - Nöjesfabriken
28.02.2015 - Umeå (Sweden) - House Of Metal
02.05.2015 - Sundsvall (Sweden) - Pipeline *
29.05.2015 - Johannesburg (South Africa) - Carfax
30.05.2015 - Johannesburg (South Africa) - Carfax
*=Update: new show!
**=Update: new venue!
AT THE GATES line-up:
Tomas Lindberg - Vocals
Anders Björler - Guitars
Martin Larsson - Guitars
Jonas Björler - Bass
Adrian Erlandsson - Drums
AT THE GATES selected discography:
Gardens Of Grief / EP - 1991
The Red In The Sky Is Ours - 1992
With Fear I Kiss The Burning Darkness - 1993
Terminal Spirit Disease - 1994
Slaughter Of The Soul - 1995
Purgatory Unleashed / Live - 2010
At War With Reality - 2014
AT THE GATES online:
Titles Include Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying?, So Far, So Good…So What!, Rust In Peace, Countdown To Extinction And Youthanasia
September 15, 2014 – (Los Angeles, CA) - On November 11, 2014, Universal Enterprises (UMe) will issue the first five platinum-selling Capitol Records MEGADETH albums on limited edition picture disc vinyl for the first time in the U.S.
Titles include 1986’s Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying?, 1988’s So Far, So Good…So What! and 1990’s Rust In Peace, as well as 1992’s Countdown To Extinction and 1994’s Youthanasia, both making their debut on picture disc. Each album is pressed on heavyweight vinyl and will feature the remastered mixes by Dave Mustaine with the original album track listings.
When MEGADETH signed to Capitol Records they were already well established in the underground metal scene. A blistering 3-song demo, which led to their debut independent studio album, Killing Is My Business…And Business Is Good!, and a string of now legendary west coast live shows cemented their reputation.
Their groundbreaking 1986 major label debut Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying? featuring classics such as “Wake Up Dead,” “Devil’s Island” and “Peace Sells,” reached No. 76 on The Billboard 200 and has gone on to sell more than a million copies, going platinum in the U.S. and Canada.
1988’s So Far, So Good…So What! reached No. 28 on The Billboard Top 200 and features “In My Darkest Hour,” Dave Mustaine’s dark and heavy ode to the late Cliff Burton, the fast-paced “Hook In Mouth” and a cover of “Anarchy In The U.K.,” further bridging the gap between punk and metal and featuring original Sex Pistols’ guitarist Steve Jones.
1990’s critically acclaimed, platinum selling Rust In Peace features live staples “Hangar 18” and “Holy Wars…The Punishment Due.” Upon its release, Rust In Peace reached No. 23 on The Billboard Top 200, was Kerrang!’s Album of the Year, and is listed as one of the 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die, Metal Hammer’s 50 Hottest Thrash Albums Of All Time and Revolver Magazine’s The 69 Greatest Metal Albums Of All Time.
1992 saw the release of the Grammy nominated, double platinum release Countdown to Extinction. It debuted at No. 2 on The Billboard 200 and features the singles “Sweating Bullets,” “Foreclosure Of A Dream” and “Symphony Of Destruction,” all of which went Top 30 on the Mainstream Rock charts, with the latter making The Billboard Hot 100.
MEGADETH’s sixth studio release was the platinum selling Youthanasia. The album was released in 1994 and reached No. 4 on The Billboard 200 with the singles “Train of Consequences” and “A Tout le Monde” both reaching Top 30 on Mainstream Rock Tracks.
MEGADETH has created metal masterpieces for nearly three decades, selling more than 38 million albums worldwide, earning 11 Grammy® nominations and scoring five consecutive platinum albums including 1992’s two-million-selling Countdown to Extinction.
The band continued to break new ground and earn new accolades with their 2013 release, Super Collider, reaching No. 6 on The Billboard 200 and No. 3 on the Top Hard Rock Albums and Top Rock Albums charts.