August 2006



On the eve of one of their biggest performances of the year at the launch of 2006’s Rue Morgue Festival of Fear, MATADORS singer/guitarist HOOCH was left stunned and devastated this morning when he learned that a weekend break-in at the Burlington, ON home of CREEPSHOW frontwoman Jen Blackwood resulted in the loss of a number of valued possessions (detailed below), including Hooch’s one-of-a-kind Fender Jazzmaster guitar, color: tobacco sunburst w/ red pick guard. 

The 1962 re-issue guitar is not only unique in its composition, but more importantly it is priceless in sentimental value.

Stereo Dynamite Recordings, home to The Creepshow and The Matadors, are offering up a reward for any information pertaining to the stolen guitar, and an increased reward for its safe return.

The Matadors and Stereo Dynamite would like to implore all media / fans / supporters of the band to do anything they can or wish to do in order to assist in locating the stolen guitar.  Searching pawn shops in the Southern Ontario area (especially in the Burlington / Hamilton area) and the GTA, alerting guitar shops + instrument stores that buy & sell used equipment, checking popular sites like Ebay and, checking message boards and spreading the word as much as possible would be infinitely appreciated both by the band and their label – there’s power in numbers!! 

We’d like to thank you for taking the time to read this release and would like to plead with anyone who has any information to please contact us immediately.

*FENDER JAZZMASTER – tobacco sunburst w/ red pick guard
*Pin-up girl decal located by the input jack + volume knobs
*Brass plate on the back of the headstock, reads “Fat Head”
*Knick in neck @ 3rd fret, big letter “M” on the back
*Paint has been worn down to the wood by the strap pin
*Guitar was in a big rectangular case

*Guitar – Schecter Corsair semi-hollow body, black w/ white binding w/ strap locks, in a beat-up stickered black case
*Guitar – Baby blue Epiphone Casino sparkletop semi-hollow body, missing all the volume knobs, in black case
*$1200.00 in cash, all in $20 bills


MTM MUSIC is proud to announce the release of the brand new ZENO album “Runway To The Gods”!

It always takes many years until ZENO pleases AOR and Classic Rock fans with a new album. But when the album is finally released – it’s always a masterpiece! Now, 8 years after “Listen To The Light“, ZENO returns with another rock jewel called “Runway To The Gods“!

In 1984, Zeno Roth the younger brother of ULI JON ROTH formed the band ZENO with ULE RITGEN (FAIR WARNING). ZENOs self-titled first album “ZENO” was released in 1985 and toured with BLACK SABBATH, KROKUS, KEEL and also played a festival with QUEEN in the UK. His first album, the follow-up “Zenology” and “Listen To The Light” reached many different charts, #25 in the ‘Foreign Music Charts’ and #2 in the ‘Rock Music Charts’ among others.

In 2004, MTM CLASSIX re-released ZENOs self-titled debut album from 1985 and “Zenology II” which was a compilation of previously unreleased ZENO songs.

After 8 years the wait is finally over: “Runway To The Gods“ is a masterpiece of finest musicianship, song writing and production. Sophisticated arrangements with strong melodies and an outstanding instrumentation make this album play in heavy rotation. With “Runway To The Gods”, Zeno Roth impressively proves what a fantastic musician he is: he recorded most of the album on his own and even performed the lead vocals on one song. The other lead vocals are handled by no other than former JADED HEART singer Michael Bormann, who delivers an awesome performance on this album. Truly a highlight!

The release of “Runway To The God” is scheduled on MTM MUSIC in October 20, 2006.

Final tracklist as follows:
“Side 1”
01. Fanfares Of Love 5:23
02. Climb The Sky 4:46 (mp3)
03. Land Of Illusion 4:45 (mp3)
04. Shades Of Blue 5:08
05. Runway To The Gods 6:04 (mp3)
06. Sogno Di Angelo (Mascagni arr. Zeno) (Instr.) 2:34
“SIDE 2”
07. Refugees (Longing For Paradise) 6:01
08. I Feel – I Live 5:04
09. Purify (Pilgrims Of Remembrance) 5:26
10. Do You Feel The Time 4:35
11. Sunset Birds Flying Home (Celestial Touchdown) (Instr.) 4:05




MTM MUSIC announces the release of BEGGARS BRIDE “Boulevard Of Broken Hearts”!

Holggy Begg, Swiss producer, singer and songwriter, hits the spotlight for the first time with his project BEGGARS BRIDE. Before this, he worked on productions such as the recent solo album by ONI LOGAN. “Boulevard of Broken Hearts” tells 12 short and autobiographic stories, dealing with the here and now, days gone by, expectations, longings, disappointments, hopes and new beginnings.

Famed producer and multi-instrumentalist Michael Voss (MAD MAX, CASANOVA) as well as guest musicians such as MARC STORACE (Krokus), AINO LAOS (ex-Laos), GARY BARDEN (ex-MSG, Silver), ELA (ex-Valerie’s Garten), DORKAS KIEFER and YAN make BEGGARS BRIDE a real treat for all those who enjoy high quality melodic rock and AOR.

Liner notes, lyrics and track-by-track commentaries in the CDs booklet deliver interesting and en-tertaining background information about the process of making the album. The music of BEGGARS BRIDE unfolds its impact in a pleasantly rocking and melodic way – coming straight from the heart. BEGGARS BRIDE – a great insider tip!

Fritz Schneider – Acoustic Guitar
Holggy Begg – Lead Vocals, Accoustic & Electric Guitar
Jolene Van Ar – Drums, Vocals
Matt Bride – Bass
Michael Bride – Lead & Rhythm Guitar, Vocals

Additional singer:

The release of “Boulevard Of Broken Hearts” is scheduled on MTM MUSIC in October 13, 2006.

Final tracklist as follows:
01. BROKEN HEARTS (vocals: MARC STORACE) 3’31 (mp3)
03. RULED BY CLOWNS (vocals: HOLGGY BEGG) 3’49
05. DREAMS (vocals: GARY BARDEN) 3’13
06. I THINK IT’S OVER (vocals: YAN) 3‘24
08. FIRST WAY OUT (vocals: MARC STORACE) 3’31 (mp3)
10. TATTOO-NANCY (vocals: ELA) 4’20
12. THE OPEN SEA (vocals: GARY BARDEN) 5’01 (mp3)
13. BELOW – acoustic version (vocals: MICHAEL VOSS) 3’36


TALISMAN to release new disc
Frontiers Records is excited to reveal the details behind TALISMAN upcoming studio album “7” to be released on October 20th 2006.

Recorded under the working title of “Bar” which was dropped in the end in favour of the more immediate “7”, TALISMAN’s brand new album sees once again the combination of four amazing talents flourishing to the highest levels. The experienced swedish  bass player and songwriter Marcel Jacob (ex Yngwie Malmsteen) teamed once again with US vocal sensation Jeff Scott Soto (SOUL SIRKUS and now with JOURNEY), drummer Jamie Borger (TREAT) and guitarist Fredrik Akesson (now the second axeman in the Heavy Metal legends ARCH ENEMY) to give birth to a sensational new recording that, according to Jacob, “might simply be our best ever”.
“I am much pleased  with the result”, adds Marcel “more so than I’ve been in a while. There are a number of tracks that came out really well and I am quite curious as to what the response will be. As a songwriter I tried to write this time more for “other ears” than mine, trying to perceive what others could have liked from what we have been doing before… also this time we tried to go for some ballad and this was a sort of new challenge for us”.
“7” is therefore an album that encompasses several music styles, still keeping intact all the magical elements of the TALISMAN trademark: groovy rhythms, soaring and instantly hummable hooklines, aggressive guitar parts and melodies all the way.
Final tracklisting of “7” shall be as follows:
Falling; Nowhere Fast; Rhyme Or Reason; End of the Line; The 1 I’m Living 4; On My Way; Forevermore; Succumb 2 My Desire; Shed a Tear Goodbye; Troubled Water; Back 2 the Feeling.
Release of the album shall happen on Frontiers Records on October 20th 2006 with a Japanese release on King Records


Dictated by the fans of Warped Tour, Kevin Lyman (Warped Tour Founder) and Billboard Magazine names Every Time I Die one of the “Break Out” bands from this year’s run.  Every Time I Die continue to stay active in support of their release “Gutter Phenomenon.”  ETID will premiere their new video “The New Black” on Fuse Monday, August 14th during “Oven Fresh” (1PM EST/10AM PST).  See a clip and vote for the video at  The video is also viewable at  Fuse will also air a special on this summer’s “Gear from the Gutter” contest, where the band teamed up with F.Y.E to give away $10,000 of their gear to a lucky fan at Warped Tour.  This special airs on Friday, August 25th.

With the launch of ETID’s new video “The New Black,” the band, Fuse, and F.Y.E are giving 1000 fans the chance to download “The New Black” MP3 for free during the week of August 28th.  On this date, make sure to check out the video on “Steven’s Untitled Rock Show” for more details.

With Warped Tour wrapping up, ETID will continue their relentless touring.  ETID will hit Canada with Canadian heroes Alexisonfire!  After the Canadian dates, ETID return to the states with an Atreyu headlining tour with Chiodos and From First to Last.  Check out the dates below.

Every Time I Die w/ Alexisonfire:

8/19 – Birch Run, MI – Dirtfest @ Birch Run Expo Center
9/05 – Ottawa, ON – Ottawa Congress Centre
9/06 – Montreal, QC – Metropolis
9/08 – Quebec City, QC – Ferland Park
9/10 – London, ON – John Labatt Centre
9/14 – North Bay, ON – Capitol Centre
9/16 – Thunder Bay, ON – Thunder Bay Comm. Auditorium
9/17 – Winnipeg, MB – Winnipeg Convention Ctr.
9/18 – Brandon, MB – Manitoba Room
9/19 – Regina, SK – Saskatchewan Centre of the Arts
9/20 – Saskatoon, SK – Saskatoon Prairieland Exhibition Trade
9/21 – Grande Prairie, AB – Crystal Centre
9/24 – Banff, ALB – Wild Bill’s
9/25 – Lethbridge, AB – The Roadhouse
9/27 – Medicine Hat, AB – Cypress Centre
9/28 – Red Deer, AB – Enmax Centrium
9/29 – Calgary, AB – MacEwan Hall Ballroom
9/30 – Calgary, AB – MacEwan Hall Ballroom
10/02 – Edmonton, AB – Shaw Conference Center
10/04 – Victoria, BC – Legends
10/05 – Vancouver, BC – Croatian Cultural Centre

Every Time I Die w/ Atreyu, Chiodos, From First to Last:

10/06 – San Diego, CA – SOMA
10/07 – Mesa, AZ – Mesa Amphitheatre
10/09 – San Antonio, TX – Graham Central Station
10/10 – Houston, TX – Verizon Wireless Theater
10/12 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
10/13 – Jacksonville, FL – The Masquerade
10/15 – Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues
10/18 – Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues
10/20 – Norfolk, VA – The Norva
10/21 – Baltimore, MD – Sonar
10/22 – Columbus, OH – Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
10/23 – Washington DC – 9:30 Club
10/24 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
10/26 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
10/27 – New York, NY – Nokia Theatre Times Square
10/28 – Asbury Park, NJ – Convention Hall
10/30 – Montreal, QC – Metropolis
10/31 – Toronto, ON – Kool Haus
11/01 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
11/03 – Detroit, MI – State Theatre
11/04 – Chicago, IL – Congress Theatre
11/05 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave/Eagles Club
11/06 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
11/08 – Minneapolis, MN – Quest Club
11/09 – Kansas City, KS – The Beaumont
11/10 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
11/11 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
11/12 – Magna, UT – The Great Salt Air
11/14 – Seattle, WA – Fenix
11/15 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
11/17 – San Jose, CA – Civic Auditorium
11/18 – Irvine, CA – Bren Events Center
11/19 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
11/20 – W. Hollywood, CA – House of Blues

Toronto glam rock quartet begins California blitzkrieg
Glam rock quartet CRASH KELLY – whose new album, the Gilby Clarke-produced Electric Satisfaction, is now available – is in the midst of a series of high-profile gigs. Last week, the band performed a hometown show at Toronto’s Molson Amphitheatre alongside Poison and Cinderella before flying to America to play two shows with Alice Cooper (including a gig at the Sturgis motorcycle rally).

“There was no better way to kick off the dog days of summer than to be on the same bill as two of my childhood favorites,” front man Sean Kelly says about the Poison/Cinderella show. “Despite blazing heat, we managed to rip out a couple of sets that highlighted the new material from Electric Satisfaction, and were pleased to find that the crowd was on board.”

CRASH KELLY already toured Canada with Alice Cooper earlier this year, but Kelly says the second go-round was even better. “Not even the Canadian dates we did with Alice could prepare us for the thrill of sharing the stage with him at two legendary venues. Sturgis saw us performing in front of a crowd of 20,000, and I’m pleased to report that we rose to the occasion. And to a kid growing up in small-town Ontario, Billings, Montana seems like the most exotic of locales, and playing the Shrine Auditorium felt like a true ‘70s-rock revival.”

The group is now in Los Angeles, where CRASH KELLY recorded their new album. Kelly describes the city as the “spiritual home for the band in a lot of ways. It was the early ‘80s Sunset Strip scene that served as one of Crash Kelly’s primary influences. Coming back to the birthplace of Electric Satisfaction is serving as inspiration for bringing these songs to life on the stage. We’re looking forward to playing with L.A. Guns in their hometown, rocking some legendary venues and also looking forward to highlighting some of the often overlooked other influences of the band with our appearance at the International Pop Overthrow. Wrapping it up at Metal Skool should prove to be a fitting cap for our latest rock n’ roll fantasy.”

In other news, CRASH KELLY was named “band of the day” by Spin magazine’s website earlier this week. The feature can be read at this location:

CHEAP SUITS announce new dates

It’s been a busy summer for Toronto ska/pop-punkers the CHEAP SUITS.  On the heels of their COCA 2006 Indie Artist of the Year win, a hugely successful West coast tour, and brand new album (One Giant Leap, July 4 – Maple Music) the Suits are set to hit Toronto, ON’s modern rock monolith 102.1 The Edge tomorrow night (Fri.Aug.11) for a LIVE performance AND interview at the station’s street-level studio (228 Yonge St., at Shuter).  This all-ages show is free and the CHEAP SUITS hit the stage at 9pm sharp!  Don’t miss it!
The CHEAP SUITS will also be hitting the road in August for another Canadian tour, including one-off performances alongside an eclectic array of artists ranging from KARDINAL OFFISHALL and METRIC to HEDLEY and PILOT SPEED (formerly PILATE), +more!  The band is currently available for interviews, to schedule please feel free to get in touch with me at any time.
August 24 – Toronto, ON @ Funhaus – Makeshift Heroes last show
August 30 – Toronto, ON @ Sneaky Dee’s w/ Coconut, Staylefish
August 31 – Ottawa, ON @ Algonquin College w/ Pilate, Kardinal Offishall, Controller.Controller
September 4 – London, ON @ Fanshawe College w/ Skratch3 + local opener
September 5 – Halifax, NS @ MSVU with Slow Coaster, Caleddonia, Classified, The Chronicles, Cellar Door
September 6 – Antigonish, NS @ St. FX
September 7 – Peterborough, ON @ Trent University w/local opener
September 7 – Peterborough, ON @ Flemming w/ Skratch3
September 8 – Windsor, ON @ U of W w/ Skratch3
September 9 – Oshawa, ON @ Durham College w/ Hedley, Kardinal Offishall + more
September 13 – Toronto, ON @ Yorkfest w/ Metric
September 22 – Toronto, ON @ Kathedral w/ The Meanz, And Hell Followed, and DJs Rex Manning, Scartat, Locked
October 4 – Guelph, ON @ Univ. of Guelph
October 5 – Sudbury, ON @ Cambrian w/ Skratch3

MUSHROOMHEAD To World Premiere Song On WMMS
Mushroomhead will appear live on Cleveland’s WMMS on Friday, August 11, 2006, at 6pm (est) to world premiere the first song from the forthcoming Savior Sorrow album.

The new MUSHROOMHEAD album Savior Sorrow will be released on September 19, 2006. It was produced by Steve Felton and Mushroomhead at Cleveland’s Filthy Hands Studios in April 2006.  Mushroomhead’s prior release, XIII, entered the Billboard Top 200 at #40 and went on to sell 400,000 copies worldwide.

“It’s a new chapter in MUSHROOMHEAD’s evolution. There are sounds on this album that sound so brutal and huge. The album is quite diverse, yet retains a Mushroomhead feel. Lyrically, it definitely reflects where the world is at this moment in time,” says drummer Skinny.

The visionary masked band combines theatrics with a mixture of rock, metal and atmospheric elements. The first single will hit radio in mid-August. The band will begin a world tour starting September 20, 2006.



`What are songs—what is poetry—if you’re not there, even in violent despair?’ Reily’s debut album Listen to the Rain swirls into ghostly existence with these words on its lips and is permeated by the inquiry through its fourteen gorgeously haunted tracks.  The band is about to embark on a Canadian tour that kicks off August 18th in Toronto and will take them to Vancouver and back.

The Reily sound is surprisingly mature given that all the band members are between 19 and 23 years old.  This Brampton, Ontario band features Lisa Horvath (voice & keyboards), Megan Bonnell (voice & piano), Anthony James (drums & percussion), Nathan Stretch (Bass) and Nick Bernal (guitars & cello).

Listen to the Rain was independently, produced, tracked, and mixed by Reily in Horvath’s and Bernal’s professional studio Last Ounce Media Productions in Brampton.  The result is a pleasing aura of musical community; three songwriters in close collaboration with one another pen Reily’s tunes. Many of the songs touch on substantial topics, like death, illness, loss, forgiveness and reconciliation. They describe their music as indie folk rock, a sound that reflects their classical training, but has a contemporary feel.

As a bonus for the tour, Reily is offering a new unreleased EP We Were Archaeologists with every purchase of Listen To The Rain at the shows.

“The lyrics are thoughtful, with cohesive instrumentation and haunting vocals.”  “If you had to make a comparison, their music sounds like The Cranberries’ early material.” – The Brampton Guardian

Tour Dates:

Aug 18, 2006 – The Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto, ON
Aug 28, 2006 – Winnipeg, MB
Aug 29, 2006 – Regina, SK
Aug 30, 2006 – New City Likwid Lounge, Edmonton, AB
Aug 31, 2006 – Broken City, Calgary, AB
Sep 1, 2006 – Pat’s Pub, Vancouver, BC
Sep 3, 2006 – The Rose & Crown, Banff, AB
Sep 5, 2006 – The Roxy on Broadway, Saskatoon, SK
Sep 6, 2006 – Cavern, Winnipeg, MB w/Paper Moon
Sep 7, 2006 – The Apollo, Thunder Bay, ON
Sep 15, 2006 – Redeemer College, Ancaster, ON


Western tour dates have been added to Dearly Beloved’s Rugged Casual Tour that will take them to British Columbia and back to Ontario.  The band is currently taking over Newfoundland and Nova Scotia with tour partners Aide-de-camp featuring Cory Bowles from the Trailer Park Boys.  The Populars will join both bands in Thunder Bay for the western tour.

Dearly Beloved recently released its debut You Are The Jaguar on Kindling/Warner Music and immediately received positive reviews and media coverage.  There will be no rest for this band on their only two days off home in Toronto in the middle of the tour; Dearly Beloved will be at MTV Live on August 28th and XM Radio on August 29th.   The band is also hard at work to complete the video for the first single “Manifesto.” 

Press Reviews

“The band combine the grit of old-school punk, the guitars of the new rock revival and a touch of The Velvet Underground, rounded out by a pair of sickly-sweet female harmonies.”  – Chart Magazine

“One minute they might be a snarling, drunken rock machine, the next a dreamy, quirky alt unit. Either way, the music stays fresh, which is why Toronto’s Dearly Beloved is onto something with their full-length debut, an album crammed with everything from punk to shoegaze, alt-rock and bazillion little subtleties.” – NOW

“If you are ever tired of the mainstream pop rock sound, Dearly Beloved will give you something fresh and original.” A-

Tour Dates:

Aug 16 – 9pm, The Paramount,  Moncton, NB w/ Aide-de-camp
Aug 18 – 9pm, The Attic, Halifax, NS w/ Aide-de-camp
Aug 19 – One World Café, Halifax NS
Aug 19 – 9pm, Hell’s Kitchen, Halifax, NS w/ Aide-de-camp
Aug 23 – 8pm, Zaphod Beeblebrox, Ottawa, ON w/ Aide de camp 
Aug 24 – 8pm, The Trasheteria , Peterborough, ON w/ Aide-de-camp
Aug 25 – 8pm, Albion Hotel, Guelph, ON w/  Aide-de-camp
Aug 26 – 8pm, Call The Office, London, ON w/ Aide-de-camp
Aug 30 – 8pm, The Circus Room, Kitchener, ON w/ Aide-de-camp
Aug 31 – 8pm, The Avalon Front, Windsor, ON w/ Aide-de-camp

Sept 1 – 8pm, Club Absinthe, Hamilton, ON w/ Aide-de-camp
Sept 6 – 8pm, TBA, Thunder Bay, ON w/ The Populars, Aide de Camp
Sept 8 – 8pm, Royal Albert Hotel, Winnipeg, MB w/ The Populars, Aide de Camp
Sept 9 – 8pm, The Gaslight Saloon, Regina, SK – w/ The Populars, Aide de Camp
Sept 11 – 8pm, The Canmore Hotel, Canmore, AB w/ The Populars, Aide de Camp
Sept 12 – 8pm, The Sidetrack Café, Edmonton, AB w/ The Populars, Aide de Camp
Sept 14 – 8pm, The Media Club, Vancouver, BC w/ The Populars, Aide de Camp
Sept 17 – 8pm, The Railway Club, Vancouver, BC w/ The Populars, Aide de Camp
Sept 19 – 8pm, Garfinkels’s, Whistler, BC w/ The Populars, Aide de Camp
Sept 20 – 8pm, The Blue Room, Kelowna, BC w/ The Populars, Aide de Camp
Sept 21 – 8pm, Broken City, Calgary, AB w/ The Populars, Aide de Camp
Sept 22 – 8pm, The Vat Pub, Red Deer, AB w/ The Populars, Aide de Camp
Sept 23 – 8pm, Amigo’s, Saskatoon, SK w/ The Populars, Aide de Camp
Sept 26 – 8pm, Downbeat Lounge, Sault St. Marie, ON w/ The Populars, Aide de Camp
Sept 28 – 8pm, Townhouse, Sudbury, ON w/ The Populars and Aide de Camp


The Salads long running Salad Gold concert series returns August 18th at the Mod Club in Toronto with performances by The Salads, Pocket Dwellers, New World Son and Chronic Soundsystem.  Special guest hosts Darrin Pfeiffer (Goldfinger) and Bowman (Broke Ass Rock Star) will keep you entertained while DJ’s Wigs & Reggie Niceness ensure the crowd grooves between bands. 

Salad Gold began in 2000 by The Salads as a way to showcase different musical genres in one concert event and to spotlight bands they themselves enjoyed.  Audiences turned out to be a blend of music lovers, breakers, rawkers, hip-hop-headz, metal-headz, hippies, DJs, MCs and beatboxers.  The shows always prove to be a major success, therefore, six years later the parties are still going strong.  Salad Gold 13 is one you don’t want to miss.

Press for The Salads latest album The Big Picture:

“The big picture with this band is it may be the best punk outfit in Canada or North America period.” – Lethbridge Herald

“The Salads have come a long way from being the teen movie wonders they once were. The Big Picture is not only more mature than Fold A to B, but also more intricate, tight, and complete.” – Mote Magazine

“The album shows the progress of a band constantly refining its sound, and this really pays off.” – Iron Warrior

“The Salads’ latest release shows that growing up really isn’t that hard to do. You just have to focus on The Big Picture and these guys hit the nail right on the head with this album.”- Scene and Heard

Tour Dates:

August 11th : Warped Tour: Tower City Amphitheatre : Cleveland, OH : 1pm
August 12th : Warped Tour: Park Place : Barrie, ON : 1pm
August 13th : Warped Tour: Parc Jean-Drapeau : Montreal, QC : 1pm
August 18th : Salad Gold 13 : The Mod Club : Toronto, ON : doors: 9pm : 19+, $10
September 16th: The Opera House, Toronto, ON All ages w/ The Johnstones