Orange Goblin Writing New Album, Playing One U.S. Show This Year

July 26th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

London’s Orange Goblin have finally officially announced that the writing process has begun for a brand new album, slated for release in Spring 2018.

The new record will be their first for the Candlelight label since being acquired by Spinefarm/Universal and will be recorded early next year at Orgone Studios in the UK with producer Jaime Gomez Arellano (Ghost, Cathedral, Paradise Lost, Angel Witch, etc.)

The new album marks the band’s first since 2014’s Back From the Abyss. Although there is no information on the album title or track listing, the band can reveal that the record will feature a guest appearance by legendary Motorhead guitarist Phil Campbell.

As well as working on the new album, the band is currently enjoying a massive year, having played the main stage at Download Festival in the UK and Resurrection Fest in Spain, along with receiving a nomination for Best UK Band at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards.

The remainder of 2017 sees Orange Goblin continuing to play across Europe at the likes of Woodstock Poland, Wacken Open Air, Desertfest Athens, Up In Smoke Festival, and the HRH Doom V Stoner Festival in the UK.

They have also been invited to open the main stage at Ozzfest Meets Knotfest in California this November.

All dates are below.

ORANGE GOBLIN TOUR DATES:
8/4 -Woodstock – Kostrzyn, Poland
8/5 – Wacken Open Air – Wacken, Germany
8/12 – Sonic Blast Fest – Moledo, Portugal
9/9 – Fall of Summer Fest – Torcy, France
9/30 – HRH Doom V Stoner – Sheffield, UK
10/6 – Desertfest – Athens, Greece
10/7 – Up In Smoke Festival – Pratteln, Switzerland
10/27 – Voodoo Lounge- Dublin, Ireland
10/28 – Limelight, Belfast – Northern Ireland
10/29 – Siege of Limerick Fest – Limerick, Ireland
11/4 – Ozzfest Meets Knotfest – California, USA
11/18 – Helldorado Fest -Eindhoven, Netherlands
11/25 – MMC Fest at Slade Rooms – Wolves, UK

For More Info Visit:
http://www.orange-goblin.com
https://www.facebook.com/orangegoblinofficial

 

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“Live At Wacken 2016” BluRay/DVD + Audio CD Set to Hit North American Retailers on August 11, 2017

July 25th, 2017
by EvilG

Pre-Order Here | Watch Live At Wacken 2016 – 27 Years Faster : Harder : Louder Trailer Here

Welcome to the ultimate heavy metal event-in-a-box (well, digipack!) as once again, fans of heavy metal, hard rock and specifically the greatest metal festival in the world, Germany’s Wacken Open Air, can relive the 2016 festival’s most stellar moments thanks to a double disc CD and double disc DVD/BluRay release on August 11, 2017 (North America) – which only requires some beer, buddies and perhaps a few pairs of muddy boots to turn your living room into a faithful recreation. Read the rest of this entry »

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QUIET RIOT Premiere Video For “Can’t Get Enough” New Album “Road Rage”

July 25th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

 

Quiet Riot continues their historic journey in 2017 with their new album, “Road Rage”. Led by drummer Frankie Banali, who is joined by veteran bassist Chuck Wright (who has been in and out of the band since 1982), guitarist Alex Grossi (who has been in the band since 2004), and new vocalist James Durbin, the band continues to be an unstoppable force in the rock ‘n roll world. “Road Rage” is set for release August 4, 2017 via Frontiers Music Srl.

Today, Quiet Riot has released their first new music video in almost 30 years. That’s right, it has been nearly 30 years since the release of Quiet Riot’s last music video. Today, that changes with the release of the video for “Can’t Get Enough.” Watch it HERE.

Of the song, Banali told Billboard, “Musically, it is a very straight-ahead, driving rock song with great melodies in the tradition of Quiet Riot.”

Listen to the first two singles from “Road Rage” at the links below:

* “Freak Flag” HERE.
* “Wasted” HERE.

Order the album here: http://radi.al/RoadRage or at the links below
Frontiers: http://www.frontiers.shop
Amazon: http://radi.al/RoadRageAmazon
iTunes: http://radi.al/RoadRageiTunes
Google Play: http://radi.al/RoadRageGooglePlay

All digital pre-orders come with an instant download of “Freak Flag,” “Wasted,” and “Can’t Get Enough”

Follow the band on Spotify to be alerted when the album is released and to add “Freak Flag,” “Wasted” and “Can’t Get Enough”
to your favorite playlists: http://radi.al/RoadRageSpotify

“Road Rage” was originally scheduled for release in the spring of 2017, but with the injection of new found energy for the band with the addition of American Idol alumni James Durbin in the vocalist slot, the band decided to scrap the original sessions and record the album with the new and improved line-up. The results are everything QUIET RIOT fans could have hoped for!

Musically, “Road Rage” offers exactly what you would expect from QUIET RIOT. Arena ready hard rock with strong hooks and infectious riffs, along with maturity in the songwriting that only a band with such a history and pedigree can offer.

“Road Rage” Track Listing:
1. Can’t Get Enough
2. Getaway
3. Roll This Joint
4. Freak Flag
5. Wasted
6. Still Wild
7. Make A Way
8. Renegades
9. The Road
10. Shame
11. Knock Em Down

QUIET RIOT Lineup
Frankie Banali – drums
Alex Grossi – guitars
Chuck Wright – bass guitar
James Durbin – vocals

See Quiet Riot Live:
8/11: Greenville, TX @ The TExan Theater
8/12: Longview, TX @ Maude Cobb Event Center
8/18: Imperial, NE @ Chase County Fairgrounds
8/25: Le Roy, NY @ Jam At The Ridge
8/26: Port Falls, ID @ Stateline Cruiser

9/1 – San Pedro, CA @ USS IOWA – Fleetweek 2017
9/2 – Wilmington, NC @ The Thorne Theater
9/7 – Jim Thorpe, PA @ Penn’s Peak
9/15 – East Durham, NY @ Catskill Mountain Thunder
9/21 – St Charles IL @ Arcada Theater
9/23 – Newkirk, OK @ Southwind Casino

10/19: Houston, TX @ Proof Rooftop
10/28: Brownsville, TX @ Rock The Park Festival
10/29: Pekin, IL @ Avanti’s Dome – Rock ‘N’ Skull Festival

11/4: Pembrook, Pines FL @ Rockfest 80’S -CB Smith Park
11/8: West, Hollywood CA @ The Whisky A Go Go

2018
February 15-19 @ Rock Legends Cruise

For More Info Visit:
www.quietriot.band
www.facebook.com/quietriot

 

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AN AMERICAN BAND – THE DEAD DAISIES ROCK THE PLANET

July 25th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

The band’s rendition of Grand Funk Railroad’s classic “We’re An American Band” already receives over One Million Views online.

After playing at the world’s Largest Rock Festivals followed by Sold Out shows across the UK, Europe, Japan, South America and Mexico, THE DEAD DAISIES are returning home for the last leg of their World Tour playing 12 shows in support of their critically acclaimed new live album ‘Live and Louder’.
A live rendition of the Grand Funk Railroad classic “We’re An American Band” was released on July 4th in celebration of the nation’s independence and its video was created to remind the world of what’s great about America.

Lead singer John Corabi states, “We first performed the song for our troops in South Korea. We wanted to bring a little bit of something “American” to our men and women in uniform, and give them a taste of home. The song went over so well we decided to keep playing it and then recorded it for the album.”

Donned THE DIRTY DOZEN TOUR, The Dead Daisies start the invasion, with Special Guests The Dives, on Aug 10th in Chicago finishing up in Las Vegas on Aug 27th.

In addition to these headline shows, the band will be playing some of the largest motorcycle rallies in the country with performances at the Full Throttle Saloon in Sturgis on Aug 9th, The EasyRiders Rodeo Tour in Chillicothe, OH on Sept 1st and at The National H.O.G. Rally at the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee on Sept 2nd.

The Dead Daisies features rockers Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake, Dio), John Corabi (Mötley Crüe, The Scream), Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake), Brian Tichy (Ozzy Osbourne, Foreigner) and David Lowy (Red Phoenix, Mink).
Don’t miss what rock fans around the world already know.

Rock is alive and well ….

 

For tour dates and more information visit: http://www.thedeaddaisies.com

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PAGAN ALTAR To Release “The Room of Shadows”

July 25th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

Pagan Altar are one of the most complete and mystical bands to have emerged from the NWOBHM movement. Mixing 70’s proto-doom elements with English folk, hard rock and heavy metal, they wrote some of the most grandiose songs of the genre on the sinister “Volume 1” – and more recently, “Lords of Hypocrisy” and “Mythical and Magical” – influencing a whole generation of doom-obsessed fanatics.

Originally written thirteen years ago, “The Room of Shadows” has gone through various shapes until finally being completed two years after the tragic passing of their beloved frontman Terry Jones, who had been bravely battling cancer for a year prior. This album is not only Pagan Altar’s last record, it also Terry’s very last vocal performance, and picks up where Mythical and Magical left. Admirers of their previous works will be pleased to hear that this album is just as timeless, with its epic hard rocking riffs and enchanting, poetic macabre lyrics of olde. And thus closes the Pagan Altar legacy; which will be with us after forever…

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New PRONG Out This Friday

July 25th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

The new PRONG-Album “Zero Days” is another monster of an album, another step towards refining the perfect PRONG-Sound and another album that lacks any filler or lacklustre moment.

Musically, it hits home from the first bars of the mighty opener “However It May End” to the last bars of the albums closing track “Wasting Of The Dawn”. Every track is it’s own emotional roller-coaster ride, chock-full of massive riffage, ironclad grooves and topped off by Victor’s ever-improving vocal delivery.

“Zero Days” was once again produced by Tommy Victor, with trusted collaborator Chris Collier as co-producer and engineer.

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“Live At Wacken 2016” BluRay/DVD + Audio CD Set to Hit North American Retailers on August 11, 2017

July 25th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

Welcome to the ultimate heavy metal event-in-a-box (well, digipack!) as once again, fans of heavy metal, hard rock and specifically the greatest metal festival in the world, Germany’s Wacken Open Air, can relive the 2016 festival’s most stellar moments thanks to a double disc CD and double disc DVD/BluRay release on August 11, 2017 (North America) – which only requires some beer, buddies and perhaps a few pairs of muddy boots to turn your living room into a faithful recreation.

You’ll hear music from over 30 artists, including Arch Enemy, Bullet for My Valentine, Borknager, Barb Wire Dolls, Triptykon, Saxon, Metal Church, Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons and Steel Panther. Once your ear-drums are begging for a breather, you can gorge your eyes on the following footage from many of the same artists, including Axel Rudi Pell, Entombed A.D. Red Fang and Tarja Turunen, plus experience the emotional tribute to legendary Motörhead founder Ian ‘Lemmy’ Kilmister, “Born To Lose, Live To Win”.

Pre-order you copy here: http://smarturl.it/WACKEN_16_BR

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CAVALERA CONSPIRACY ANNOUNCES BRAND NEW ALBUM! “Psychosis” Coming In November 2017!

July 25th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

CAVALERA CONSPIRACY led by brothers and founding SEPULTURA members Max and Iggor Cavalerahave unveiled first details about the release of their fourth studio album titled “Psychosis”. The upcoming record is set for release on November 17th 2017 on Napalm Records and is produced by longtime friend Arthur Rizk in Phoenix, Arizona.

Max Cavalera in a recent interview with Metal Wani:
“The album right now is finished. It was produced by Arthur Rizk, our friend and a great producer – an upcoming, underground producer. And he did a great job. I love the record. There are nine songs. We’ve got one song with Justin from GODFLESH – just a great NAILBOMB, GODFLESH, CAVALERA kind of song. The rest is all pure thrash madness. And we had it mastered a couple of days ago by Joel Grind from TOXIC HOLOCAUST; he mastered the album. And it’s great, man. It’s a beast of an album. I think a lot of people are are gonna be surprised when they hear it. It’s, for me, the best of all the CAVALERA albums, my favorite one. And it’s got the same intensity and energy of the old stuff like ‘Beneath The Remains’ and ‘Arise’. So a lot of people are gonna be happy to hear that.”

The brothers Max and Iggor Cavalera formed the legendarily trailblazing heavy metal band SEPULTURA as teenagers together in 1984. Across six studio albums the Brazilian punishers perfected the art of darkness and extreme music with thrash classics such as Beneath the Remains, Arise and Chaos AD, while exploring the underbelly of third world political issues and broadening the genre’s horizons with an exploration of indigenous culture, culminating with the landmark Roots album in 1996. A decade after Max left SEPULTURA and meanwhile released seven successfull records with SOULFLY, the two brothers got back together in 2006 to form CAVALERA CONSPIRACY: A bold testament to the talent and power these two possess together. An invigorating mixture of speed and aggression, finest thrash power and the fiercest riffage.

Get ready for one of the most heaviest and hotly anticipated metal records of 2017, coming this November on Napalm Records, when the mighty
CAVALERA CONSPIRACY will strike back this Fall!

 

For More Info Visit:
www.cavaleraconspiracy.net
www.facebook.com/cavaleraconspiracy
www.napalmrecords.com
www.facebook.com/napalmrecords

 

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MOTOGRATER Is Back

July 25th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

DESOLATION’ is upon us!

We are EXCITED to remind you that the NEW Motograter album ‘Desolation’ is being released on EMP Label Group, the new record label from Dave Ellefson of Megadeth! Aug. 11th is the official street date. This is the first official full length album from Motograter since the departure of singer Ivan Moody (Five Finger Death Punch). Get your copy at www.empmerch.com
UPDATE: “Dorian” has moved up from #39 to #30 this week on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Indicator Charts!

On August 11th, 2017 EMP Label Group will release ‘Desolation’, Motograter’s highly-anticipated sophomore album, produced by Ahrue Luster (Ill Nino/Ex-Machine Head) and mixed by Joshua Wickman (Within the Ruins, KING 810). The album was engineered by Luster, Wickman, and Jon Berrier, and recorded at Illustrious Productions, Dreadcore Productions, and BlackPlate Productions.

Art for DESOLATION was created by Mister-Sam Shearon, who has created covers for comic books and graphic novels including Clive Barker’s HELLRAISER, Judge Dredd, The X-Files, Mars Attacks, KISS, and Clive Barker’s Books of Blood as well as artwork for some of the biggest names in rock music, such as Godhead, Ministry, Rob Zombie, Iron Maiden, Powerman 5000, Biohazard, American Head Charge, Rammstein, Fear Factory and Kill Devil Hill.

Desolation marks the band’s first full-length album since the 2003 Elektra/No Name self-titled release featuring Ivan Moody (Five Finger Death Punch) on vocals. Motograter is now fronted by James Anthony Legion (Deadform/The Breathing Process).

Tracklist:
1. Parasite
2. Dorian
3. Victim
4. Paragon
5. Bleeding Through
6. Misanthropical
7. Daggers
8. Portrait of Decay
9. Locust
10. Rise (There Will Be Blood)
11. Shadows

Motograter is:
James Legion – Vocals
Matthew “Nuke” Nunes – Guitar
Jesse Stamper – Guitar
Mylon Guy – Bass
Noah “Shark” Robertson – Drums
Dustin “Skunk” Anderson – Motograter

Pre-order at: www.empmerch.com
More at: www.emplabelgroup.com
www.retargotom.com
Motograter Promo by James Year (R.I.L Photo)

2017 TOUR DATES:
7/13 – OKC, OK – Thunder Alley
7/14 – St. Louis, MO – Firebird
7/15 – Mansfield, OH – INK IN THE CLINK
7/18 – Denver, CO – The Roxy
9/9/2017 – Headlining TitanFest in Fife Washington
THE DESOLATION TOUR
9/27 San Diego CA Brick By Brick
9/28 Tempe AZ Club Red
9/29 Farmington NM Top Deck
9/30 El Paso TX Rock House
10/1 Odessa TX Far West Event Center
10/2 Lubbock TX Backstage
10/3 Dallas TX The Rail Club
10/4 Austin TX Grizzly Hall
10/5 Corpus Christi TX House of Rock
10/6 Lake Charles LA The Centerstage
10/7 Houston TX BFE
10/8 New Orleans LA Southport Music Hall
10/9 Marietta GA Swayze’s
10/10 Panama City FL The Dungeon Tavern
10/11 Tampa FL The Orpheum
10/12 Margate FL O’Malley’s
10/13 Winter Park FL The Haven
10/14 Jacksonville FL Nighthawks
10/15 Fayetteville NC The Drunk Horse
10/16 Spartanburg SC Ground Zero
10/17 Murfeesboro NC Zakk’s Coffeehouse
10/18 Sevierville TN Club 1341
10/19 Richmond VA Canal Club
10/20 Halthorpe MD Fish Head Cantina
10/21 Clifton NJ Dingbatz
10/23 Amityville NY Amityville Music Hall
10/24 Providence RI Firehouse 13
10/25 Reading PA Reverb
10/26 Buffalo NY Mohawk Place
10/27 Heath OH Muddy Creek Saloon
10/28 Camp Hill PA The Underground
10/29 Lansing MI The Loft
10/30 Louisville KY Trixie’s Entertainment Complex
10/31 Toledo OH Frankie’s
11/1 Westland MI The Token Lounge
11/2 Battle Creek MI The Music Factory
11/3 Racine WI Route 20
11/4 Braidwood IL Top Fuel Saloon
11/5 St Louis MO Firebird
11/6 Valparaiso IN Big Shots
11/9 Ringle WI Q&Z Expo Center
11/10 Omaha NE The Drinkery
11/11 Merriam KS Aftershock
11/12 Denver CO Herman’s Hideaway
11/15 Las Vegas NV Beauty Bar
11/16 West Hollywood CA The Viper Room
11/17 Pomona CA Characters
11/18 Santa Ana CA Malone’s

ALBUM CREDITS:
Produced by: Ahrue Luster
Mixed by: Joshua Wickman
Additional Production: Jon Berrier, Joshua Wickman, Motograter
Engineered by: Ahrue Luster at Illustrious Productions, Joshua Wickman at Dreadcore Productions, and Jon Berrier at BlackPlate Productions
Additional Guitar Tracking: David Chock
Digital Editing: Ahrue Luster, Mike Blanchard, Jon Berrier
Additional Guitar Editing: Oscar Rangel at Notal Studios
Samples by: Aleksi Oksa
Additional Samples by: Justin Fowler, Ahrue Luster, Jon Berrier

Artwork by: Mister Sam Shearon
Noah “Shark” Robertson
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www.emplabelgroup.com
Swimming With Sharks Records
www.swsrecords.com
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retargotom.com
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MR. BIG ‘Defying Gravity’ Out Now On Frontiers Music Srl; Music Video For Title Track Online Now

July 25th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

 

“OK, we’re rolling.” With those three declarative words all too familiar to MR. BIG’s fans, the band plants the flag between past, present and future with DEFYING GRAVITY, their highly anticipated, critically acclaimed ninth original studio album which hits the street today on Frontiers Music Srl.

DEFYING GRAVITY is now available on CD, CD/DVD Deluxe Edition, and as MP3 with the Vinyl, and a Special Collector’s Limited Edition Box Set (includes: CD/DVD Deluxe Edition, Vinyl, poster, numbered lithograph, T-Shirt size Large, and sticker) to follow on August 18. The Special Collector’s Limited Edition Box Set is limited to 500 copies worldwide. All physical formats can be ordered/pre-ordered from Frontiers’ webstore at http://www.frontiers.shop with physical and digital orders/ pre-orders available at any of the following:
http://radi.al/DefyingGravity
Amazon: http://radi.al/DefyingGravityAmazon
iTunes: http://radi.al/DefyingGravityiTunes
Google Play: http://radi.al/DefyingGravityGooglePl

The album can also be streamed on Spotify here: http://radi.al/DefyingGravSpotify.

Music videos for the title track and lead single, “Everybody Needs A Little Trouble,” as well a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the album can be found below:

• Behind-the-scenes: https://youtu.be/JsZXXmwkP4o
• “Everybody Needs A Little Trouble”: https://youtu.be/k2XbrucOnC8
• “Defying Gravity”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elkYpuUeB3w

Original members Eric Martin (lead vocals), Paul Gilbert (guitars), Billy Sheehan (bass) and Pat Torpey (drums) reunited with producer Kevin Elson (who was behind the boards for the band’s 1989 self-titled debut, 1991’s LEAN INTO IT and 1993’s BUMP AHEAD) for an intensive six-day recording session in Los Angeles. While Torpey was unable to perform some of the songs on DEFYING GRAVITY due to a recent diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease, Matt Starr has been filling in for him on a majority of the album. Starr also been touring with the band for the past couple of years, with Torpey able to play a couple of songs at each stop.

DEFYING GRAVITY deftly showcases that patented MR. BIG blend of crunch and melody, from the freight-train ride of opening cut ’Open Your Eyes’ to the harmony-laden wonderment of “Damn I’m In Love Again” to the nostalgia trip of “1992” (recalling the days when the band was flying high atop the singles charts with their international smash “To Be With You”) to the barnstorming slide-blues closing track, “Be Kind.” Overall, the album is prime evidence that the only thing MR. BIG remains tethered to is their ongoing pursuit of achieving creative excellence.

The rave reviews have been pouring in:

“DEFYING GRAVITY deftly showcases that patented Mr. Big blend of crunch and melody…”
— VintageRock.com

“MR. BIG aren’t afraid to stick to their guns in this ever changing world of music. Throughout the album, the group of virtuosos play syncopated rhythms, lightning fast guitar solos, driving bass lines and pounding drums. The group’s syncopated rhythms literally draw you in as they often match each other rhythmically, along the lines of prog rock bands. The group’s masterful harmonies that have always been a staple on their records continue here with nearly every song giving you prominent backing vocals… These guys are proving that rock still exists and they have a statement to make. They aren’t afraid to avoid the current trends and continue to write and produce great music. MR. BIG fans won’t be disappointed…” — Themusicuniverse.com

“In a matter of only six days, MR. BIG was able to complete an album that has that sound fans expect from Mr. Big- with the technical accuracy in the instrumentation and the voice of Eric Martin, which still sounds as fresh as it did in the beginning… The fact that Mr. Big is still going strong after so many years proves that they are certainly ‘defying gravity.’” — ScreamerMagazine.com

“These talented seasoned pros know music and are great musicians that definitely know song structures and know how to create wonderful melodies, harmonies, licks, vocally strong leads as well as backgrounds, experimental, not afraid to do what sounds good to them and never do status quo, that’s what makes MR.BIG always so interesting, we all know how talented they are, they can play any style any genre that they wish too, for these well rounded musicians I completely respect this album and like this album, so many great tunes on this DEFYING GRAVITY album which makes perfect purchase sense.” — Unratedmagazine.com

 

The CD and LP contain the following track listing:
Open Your Eyes / Defying Gravity / Everybody Needs A Little Trouble / Damn I’m In Love Again / Mean To Me / Nothing Bad (About Feeling Good) / Forever And Back / She’s All Coming Back To Me Now / 1992 / Nothing At All / Be Kind

The DVD contents are:
Defying Gravity [music video] / Everybody Needs A Little Trouble [music video] / Making of
Defying Gravity

/ Making of Everybody Needs A Little Trouble

/ Track by track interview. Total length is approximately 65 minutes.

The Box set includes: CD/DVD deluxe edition, Vinyl, Lithograph, Poster, Sticker and exclusive T-Shirt (L size only).

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MARTY FRIEDMAN and Jinxx of BLACK VEIL BRIDES Join Forces on New Track “Sorrow and Madness”

July 25th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

MARTY FRIEDMAN teamed up with Jinxx of massive rock group Black Veil Brides to record the soaring track “Sorrow and Madness”, available on Marty’s brand new album, Wall Of Sound (Jinxx recorded violin on the track). The album will be released on August 4, 2017 via Prosthetic Records. You can stream the track for the first time today, alongside an in-depth interview with Marty and Jinxx, via Alternative Press Magazine. Listen/read here: http://www.altpress.com/features/entry/marty_friedman_black_veil_brides_jinxx_wall_of_sound_interview

MARTY FRIEDMAN tells AP: “This song is a good barometer for the record. I’m hugely into big contrasts, and there’s nothing subtle in what we’ve done with “Sorrow And Madness”. It expands both of us-it’s something that people won’t expect, and it made us both grow so much. I’m so proud of what we’ve done on this song.”

Jinxx adds: “Let’s just say that Marty took a little violin melody I wrote and moved it to another level… to outer space! One day I sent him my idea, and three days later he replied with his take on it, and it blew my mind! If you’ve ever seen the movie Amadeus, it was like when Mozart sits down at the piano and plays Salieri’s little ditty! It was amazing to listen to!”

Listen to three more previously released tracks from Wall Of Sound here:
“Self Pollution”: https://youtu.be/WMG5QhMfVa8
“Whiteworm”: https://youtu.be/HlbLQu9MVAs
“Miracle”: https://youtu.be/I0az4_DhNzE

MARTY FRIEDMAN will begin a headlining run in support of Wall Of Sound on August 2 in Philadelphia, PA. Support comes from Houston’s top progressive outfit, Scale the Summit, along with Madison, WI’s incendiary power trio, The Fine Constant. VIP packs are available via http://terrificticketing.spacecrafted.com/marty-friedman.

Just before his New York City appearance on August 4, Marty will take part in “Conversation and Music with MARTY FRIEDMAN”, presented by BackStory Events and Guitar World Magazine, taking place at The Cutting Room NYC. Doors open at 1:00pm and the event begins at 2:00pm. Marty will perform select tracks from his new album and take part in a free-form discussion with host Brad Tolinski. The event will also stream live on all Guitar World social media platforms. Want to see it in person? Get your tickets here: http://tickets.thecuttingroomnyc.com/event/1528329

See below for all upcoming tour dates:

Marty Friedman – Wall of Sound Tour 2017
w/ Special Guests Scale The Summit and The Fine Constant

8/02 The Foundry at the Fillmore, Philadelphia, PA
8/03 Brighton Music Hall, Boston, MA
8/04 Highline Ballroom, New York, NY
8/05 Crossroads, Garwood, NJ
8/06 Baltimore Soundstage, Baltimore, MD
8/08 Grog Shop, Cleveland, OH
8/09 Diesel, Chesterfield, MI
8/10 Reggie’s Rock Club, Chicago, IL
8/11 Studio B at the Skyway, Minneapolis, MN
8/12 Sokol Underground, Omaha, NE
8/13 Fubar, St, Louis, MO
8/16 Scout Bar, Houston, TX
8/17 The Rock Box, San Antonio, TX
8/18 Trees, Dallas, TX
8/19 Tower Theater, Oklahoma, OK
8/20 The Riot Room, Kansas City, MO
8/23 Marquis Theatre, Denver, CO
8/24 Launchpad, Albuquerque, NM
8/25 The Rebel Lounge, Phoenix, AZ
8/26 The Whisky, Los Angeles, CA
8/27 The Parish @ HOB, Anaheim, CA
8/28 Brick By Brick, San Diego, CA

Wall Of Sound expands and destroys any conventional notions of instrumental music. The album was produced by Friedman, engineered by Paul Fig (Ghost, Rush, Alice in Chains) and mixed by Jens Bogren (Lamb of God, Opeth). Wall Of Sound will be available on all digital platforms, compact disc and comes in five limited edition LP color variants:
White Black Swirl LP – 300 Worldwide
Clear Black Smoke LP – 100 Worldwide
Glow in The Dark LP – 100 Worldwide
Clear Black Swirl LP – European retail exclusive, 100 Europe only
White LP – US indie retail exclusive, 200 US only
Pre-orders can be found here: http://smarturl.it/MartyFriedman
Once again, MARTY FRIEDMAN assembled an incredible and diverse group of musicians to record and guest on Wall Of Sound. His core recording band is made up of Anup Sastry, a modern whiz kid sharing drum duties with uber-veteran Gregg Bissonette, and Japanese musician Kiyoshi – who is undisputedly one of the most aggressive bassists on earth. Guests include Jinxx of Black Veil Brides and Shiv Mehra of Deafheaven, and Jorgen Munkeby of Shining lends his voice to the only non-instrumental track on the album.

Wall Of Sound track listing:
1. Self Pollution
2. Sorrow and Madness (featuring Jinxx of Black Veil Brides)
3. Streetlight
4. Whiteworm
5. For A Friend
6. Pussy Ghost (featuring Shiv Mehra of Deafheaven)
7. The Blackest Rose
8. Something to Fight (featuring Jorgen Munkeby of Shining)
9. The Soldier
10. Miracle
11. Last Lament

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REVOLUTION SAINTS Announce Highly Anticipated Second Album

July 25th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

 

After the 2015 release of the self-titled debut album by REVOLUTION SAINTS–Deen Castronovo (ex-Journey, Bad English), Doug Aldrich (The Dead Daisies, ex-Whitesnake, DIO), Jack Blades (Night Ranger, Damn Yankees)—rock fans around the world rejoiced at the inspired musical offering. Those fans will, once again, have cause for celebration as REVOLUTION SAINTS will be releasing their second album later this year.

LIGHT IN THE DARK is due out October 13th on Frontiers Music Srl. The album will be available on CD, CD/DVD Deluxe Edition (includes live bonus tracks on the CD and on the DVD, footage from the band’s first-ever live performance captured at Frontiers Rock Festival in Milan this past April, a “Making Of” mini-documentary, and music videos for “Light In The Dark” and “I Wouldn’t Change A Thing”), Vinyl, and as a special Limited Edition Box Set (includes the Deluxe Edition CD/DVD, 180g Vinyl, T-shirt (size L), poster, lithograph and sticker). Pre-orders for all formats can be made at the following locations:

Pre-orders: http://radi.al/LightInTheDark
• Frontiers: http://www.frontiers.shop
• Amazon: http://radi.al/LightInTheDarkAmazon
• iTunes: http://radi.al/LightInTheDarkiTunes
• Google Play: http://radi.al/LightInTheDarkGooglePl

You can also listen to Revolution Saints’ newest music on Spotify here: http://radi.al/LightInTheDarkSpotify

For LIGHT IN THE DARK, REVOLUTION SAINTS once again teamed up with producer/songwriter Alessandro Del Vecchio (Hardline, JORN), who was also behind the boards for the band’s debut album. Most of LIGHT IN THE DARK was recorded at Del Vecchio’s studios in Somma Lombardo, Italy, with additional recording taking place at Blades’ studio in Washington, Aldrich’s CasaDala studio in Los Angeles, and other countries all over the world while Aldrich was on tour with The Dead Daisies.

“This is a fun band!” exclaims bassist Jack Blades. “I think the fans are going to pick up on the excitement and the sheer musical enjoyment we are having. It was great going to Italy to get the album started and film the videos, and the music speaks for itself.”

“’Light In The Dark’ is such a great song,” continues singer/drummer Deen Castronovo. “It was the first one we recorded. We ran through it a few times and nailed it in the first couple takes. We’re so excited for everyone to hear this record. We’re very happy with what we came up with and can’t wait to bring it to everyone live.”

As guitarist Doug Aldrich proclaims, “I’m very excited about REVOLUTION SAINTS’ second record! First I want to say that it’s because of huge support from the fans that RS2 happened. Thank you. If you liked #1, I think you’ll love this one even more. It’s stronger, and a bit heavier in some spots. We tried a few new things and we can’t wait for our fans to hear it! There’s a very good chance we’ll finally get to play live and we’re currently exploring the possibilities of a tour. For now, get ready, because the album kicks ass and it’s comin’ at you real soon!”

REVOLUTION SAINTS was born from the vision of Frontiers’ President, Serafino Perugino, who for years had hoped to work on a project highlighting Deen Castronovo’s amazing vocal abilities. Having previously worked with all three artists on different projects on Frontiers, having Castronovo, Blades and Aldrich on board together was a dream come true for Perugino.

This time, with one album already under their belt, REVOLUTION SAINTS entered the studio to record the new album more familiar with one another and a clear understanding of where they wanted this to go. As with the first album, Castronovo’s superb vocal talents are in the spotlight on this release and deservedly so. Pretty impressive for a man who is most widely known for his incredible drumming talents. Jack Blades really needs no introduction at this point, but for those who have been living under a rock, his bass and vocal talents are well documented over the years through his work with Night Ranger, Damn Yankees, Shaw/Blades, and more. And, of course, a major feature is the fiery and intense playing from former Whitesnake and DIO guitarist Doug Aldrich, whose blistering guitar fretwork is on full display here.

LIGHT IN THE DARK builds off the classic melodic rock style of the debut, but fans should prepare for a somehow even more inspired set and a few (pleasant) surprises. Inspiring, uplifting, emotionally powerful, and thoughtful, this album WILL be the soundtrack to many a moment in your life.

The music media had a lot of praise for the band’s self-titled debut album:

“The 2015 eponymous debut album from rock supergroup Revolution Saints showcases the outfit’s swaggering, guitar-based sound..Together, these titans of rock have crafted a soaring, lick-ripping album of classic ’70s- and ’80s-influenced hard rock.” — AllMusic

“REVOLUTION SAINTS is what you should expect: sharply played, always harmonious retro hard rock…a classy, melodious and sentimental walk back to when commercial hard rock was king. An album like this in 1986 would’ve been an automatic chart burner and cheers to Blades, Castronovo and Aldrich for treating this moment like an automatic chart burner is imperative to their inner fabrics.” – Blabbermouth

“…a remarkable album full of winners.” – Rockrevoltmagazine

“The bottom line here is that Revolution Saints are a damn good band…This is just good music, well written, well sung and well played. Nice job guys!” – Classicrockrevisited

“These are uplifting, joyful songs and there is no brooding melancholy here. They are inspiring, positive and full of sunshine. Everyone involved is musically perfect and flawless…A fine addition to any music collection, Revolution Saints is well worth the investment.” – CrypticRock

“Revolution Saints are being dubbed ‘the musicianship to die for’ and one of the most interesting collaborations in the recent history of rock. Guessing by their first effort, there’s neither a pomposity nor an exaggeration to such statements. Revolution Saints is, to put it simply, an instant melodic rock classic standing up to reputation of all parts involved…what is perhaps the album’s strongest point is the material itself, 12 songs distinguished not only by the extraordinary performance, but also by the high quality songwriting. Intertwining soaring power ballads with fiery guitar-laden tunes, all of them embroidered with perfectly crafted melodies, Revolution Saints is not only a must for all Night Ranger/Journey/Whitesnake fans. It actually goes far beyond the musicians’ collective resumes with its catchy-yet-tasteful melodies and classic hard rock flavors.” — Hardrockhaven

To all of the loyal REVOLUTION SAINTS fans, prepare to have your patience rewarded beyond your wildest dreams with this album! Understand this clearly, REVOLUTION SAINTS is HERE TO STAY.

Here’s the complete track listing for LIGHT IN THE DARK:

1. Light In The Dark
2. Freedom
3. Ride On
4. I Wouldn’t Change A Thing
5. Don’s Surrender
6. Take You Down
7. The Storm Inside
8. Can’t Run Away From Love
9. Running On The Edge
10. Another Chance
11. Falling Apart
12. Back On My Trail (live, bonus track on deluxe edition only)
13. Turn Back Time (live, bonus track on deluxe edition only)
14. Here Forever (live, bonus track on deluxe edition only)
15. Locked Out Of Paradise (live, bonus track on deluxe edition only)

Bonus DVD contents:

–REVOLUTION SAINTS live at Frontiers Rock Festival (“Back On My Trail,” “Turn Back Time,” “Here Forever,” “Locked Out Of Paradise”)
–Making of LIGHT IN THE DARK (documentary)
–“Light In The Dark” (song video)
–“I Wouldn’t Change A Thing” (song video)

www.facebook.com/RevolutionSaints

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SLAYER to Perform on The Tonight Show

July 25th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

L-R: Paul Bostaph, Kerry King, Gary Holt, Tom Araya
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS-FEBRUARY 19,2016: Slayer portraits photographed at The Riveria Theatre in Chicago, Illinois on February 19, 2016.
© Gene Ambo

Two-time Grammy-winning thrash/metal legend Slayer will make its 11:35PM late-night television debut on Thursday, July 27 when the band performs its iconic “Raining Blood” on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” The show airs at 11:35PM ET/PT and 10:35PM CT on NBC.

Immediately following Thursday’s taping of “The Tonight Show,” Slayer will head over to New York’s Theatre at Madison Square Garden where the band will headline as part of its summer U.S. tour. Remaining tour dates are below.

JULY
25 Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, Boston, MA
27 Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
28 Pier Six Pavilion, Baltimore, MD
30 Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, TN

AUGUST
1 Providence Medical Center Amphitheater, Bonner Springs, KS
2 1stBank Center, Denver, CO
4 The Joint, Las Vegas, NV
5 The Forum, Los Angeles, CA
8 Vina Robles Amphitheater, Paso Robles, CA
9 Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA
11 The Cuthbert Amphitheater, Eugene, OR
12 WaMu Theatre, Seattle, WA
14 Encana Events Center, Dawson Creek, BC CANADA
15 SMS Equipment Stadium, Fort McMurray, AB CANADA
17 KettleHouse Amphitheater, Missoula, MT
19 Isleta Amphitheater Albuquerque, NM
20 Comerica Theater, Phoenix, AZ

ABOUT SLAYER
For more than three decades, Slayer’s onslaught has proven the band to be the supreme thrash-metal band on the planet, the band that other heavy acts are measured against and aspire to. Their membership in “The Big Four” – Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax – the four bands that defined the thrash/metal genre – secures their place in music history. The two-time Grammy-winners have also accumulated an abundance of certified Gold Albums along with “Best…” awards from media outlets all over the world, including Kerrang!, SPIN, Metal Hammer, Revolver, and Esquire. Throughout Slayer’s history, the band has never faltered in unleashing its extreme and focused sonic assault, and, unlike many of its contemporaries who commercialized their sound, Slayer has remained crushing and brutal, steadfastly refusing to cater to the mainstream. Slayer’s founding member, guitarist Jeff Hanneman passed in 2013, and Exodus guitarist Gary Holt has been filling in for him since. Paul Bostaph, who was Slayer’s drummer from ’94 – ’01, has rejoined bassist/vocalist Tom Araya and guitarist Kerry King, and is back behind the kit.

In September 2015, Slayer released Repentless, the band’s 12th studio album, the first without Hanneman and first with producer Terry Date, to widespread rave reviews and the highest chart debut of the band’s career. The band also teamed up with director BJ McDonnell for three high-concept and brutal music videos for the album’s title track, then for “You Against You,” and the most recent, “Pride in Prejudice,” racking up a combined 25-million+ YouTube views. In 2017, Dark Horse Comics published the three-issue “Repentless” comic book

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PHANTOM 5’s ‘PLAY TO WIN’ Is Out In October

July 25th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

Frontiers Music srl is pleased to announce the second studio release by Phantom 5, PLAY TO WIN! The album will be out on October 13, 2017! Checkout the first song and video.

Pre-order: http://radi.al/PlayToWin
• Frontiers: http://www.frontiers.shop
• Amazon: http://radi.al/PlayToWinAmazon
• iTunes: http://radi.al/PlayToWiniTunes
• Google Play: http://radi.al/PlayToWinGooglePlay
• Spotify: http://radi.al/PlayToWinSpotify

After the success of their self-titled debut album, the brainchild of producer/guitarist (and for this record, bassist) Michael Voss and vocalist Claus Lessmann have returned with yet another incredible outing of impeccable German melodic hard rock! Once again joined by Robert Boebel on guitars and keyboards and Axel Kruse on drums, these fist pumping anthems will tickle the eardrums of any connoisseur of melodic hard rock.

Michael Voss says, “To all the rockers out there, we are more than happy to continue this lab our of love and come back with a bang! Again, guitar wizard Robby Boebel delivered powerful riffs and Claus wrote some magic melodies. The drums were delivered by heart-pounding visual timekeeper Axel Kruse and taped by the famous Rolf Munkes at Empire Studios. 11 well balanced songs, full of emotion and power, right in the vein of our first album. If you like the first one, you will love the new one! Come and get it… and play it loud…we play 2 win!!!”

Follow the band on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/Pfivemusic/

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MORE // THAN // FEST

July 24th, 2017
by J P

MORE // THAN // FEST to take place in a month

Summer holiday is an ideal time for festivals and open air concerts. The next edition of More // Than // Fest festival hosting top European and world metal bands is taking place near Zvolenska Slatina in Slovakia on August, 17th-20th. This year’s lineup is definately impressive and comprises of different metal genres: from melodic power metal, through trash, to black and death metal.

For four days, two stages will be hosting over 40 bands, including Amon Amarth – the main headliner, as well as Edguy, Overkill, Pain, Dark Funeral, Powerwolf, Wintersun, Masterplan, Gorgoroth, British Lion (Iron Maiden’s Steve Harris’ project), Insomnium, Arkona, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Kobra And The Lotus, Firewind and many, many more. The lineup is not final yet.

Price of a one day ticket:

27 € (till 31.07)

29 € (till 17.08.)

Price of a full festival ticket:

54 € (till 31.07.)

56 € (till 17.08.)

The tickets are available through Ticketportal: www.ticketportal.sk/Event/MoreThanFest.

More information can be found on the festival’s webpage: www.mtfest.sk and the organizer’s webpage – EPG agency: www.epg.sk

This year will already see the 7th edition of the festival. In previous years, Zvolenska Slatina hosted eg. Helloween, Kreator, Stratovarius, Dragonforce, Children Of Bodom, Cradle Of Filth, Sodom, Behemoth, Primal Fear, Gamma Ray and many other more or less famous bands.

It seems this year’s edition might boast the best lineup so far. More // Than // Fest is also a worthy competition for the most popular and valued European festivals.

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