THREAT SIGNAL reveal 360 video for new song “Elimination Process”

October 10th, 2017
by Celtic Bob
Canadian melodic thrash metallers THREAT SIGNAL reveal new song,“Elimination Process”, in anticipation of their fourth studio album, “Disconnect”, due for release on November 10th worldwide via Agonia Records. The song is available in a form of a 360 VR video, here:

https://youtu.be/FJgtZzIbmT4

Since their critically acclaimed debut offering “Under Reprisal” (2006), which won the “Canadian Recording Of The Year Award” at the Hamilton Music Awards, THREAT SIGNAL became internationally recognised as one of the most interesting modern acts in thrash metal. Their latest two installments, the intense “Vigilance” (2009) and reinvented “Threat Signal” (2011), have both met with unrelenting hype, with each generating growing interest within the metal community. Combining the complexity of thrash metal, with a more contemporary groove sound involving technical rhythms and melodic musical passages, the band finally returns with its fourth studio album, “Disconnect”.

Founder & vocalist Jon Howard commented: “Well, we made it to album number 4! To say its been a tough ride would be an understatement, but as the shit piles on, we’ll keep shovelling that shit off!! So we began writing this album back in 2012, and continued writing over the next 3 years until we were able to hit the studio again. Basically our thought process while writing was to not have an end goal of what the album should sound like. We didn’t plan to make a really heavy album, or a melodic album, or take anyone else’s input on what we should sound like. We basically just wrote songs with a clear and open mindset until Disconnect grew together. This album ranges from melodic metal, to hard rock, to thrash metal, and even down to a chill acoustic tune, its a roller coaster of a ride while staying true to the Threat Signal sound. You will feel the energy from all of our previous albums plus something new. A big thanks to Agonia records for believing in us and finally getting this album released. Also a HUGE thanks to the fans for sticking with us over the years. I’d like to dedicate our album Disconnect to my fallen friend and former Threat Signal drummer Norm Killeen. May you be jamming with the best of them in the next life!!! Peace and love”. 

“Disconnect” was recorded and produced by vocalist Jon Howard and lead guitarist Travis Montgomery. Mixing and mastering were done by Mark Lewis(DevilDriver, Whitechapel, Battlecross, Coal Chamber). Artwork for the album was created by Ludovic Cordelieres of Rusalkadesign (Kamelot).

Tracklist:
1. Elimination Process
2. Nostalgia
3. Walking Alone
4. Exit The Matrix
5. Falling Apart
6. Aura
7. Betrayal
8. To Thine Own Self Be True
9. Dimensions
10. Terminal Madness
11. Eyes Sewn Shut*

*BOX CD exclusive.

Album formats:
– Digipack CD.
– Limited to 500 copies BOX (inc. CD + bonus track, poster, patch and sticker).
– Regular black LP.
– Limited to 150 copies transparent blue/opaque red (“colour in clolour”) LP.
– Digital.
– TS.

PRE-ORDER “Disconnect” at:
Agonia Records Webshop (CD/BOX/LP/MERCH):
https://agoniarecords.com/threatsignal
Amazon, North America (CD/DIGITAL):
https://tinyurl.com/adisconnect
iTunes (DIGITAL):
http://radi.al/THREATSIGNAL
Bandcamp (DIGITAL):
https://agoniarecords.bandcamp.com/album/disconnect

A detuned, syncopated, melodic metal machine, THREAT SIGNAL arose from the filthy, industrialized east end of Hamilton Ontario Canada in late 2003. Their debut song “Rational Eyes” hit #1 on the international music website GarageBand.comand maintained that position for over two years. As a result, the young band signed to Nuclear Blast and started intensive touring, having performed with act’s such as Children Of Bodom, Soilwork, Motorhead, Saxon, Opeth, Kataklysm, Hatebreed, Epica, Arch Enemy and many more. They’ve released three albums on Nuclear Blast before parting ways with the label and joining Agonia Recordsroster. Their last two studio efforts have eneterd the Billboard’s Top Heatseekers Chart, at #32 and #26 respectively.

Line-up:
Jon Howard – vocals
Travis Montgomery – guitars
Pat Kavanagh – bass
Matt Perrin – guitars

 

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EUROPE: “Walk The Earth” video released

October 10th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

EUROPE—Joey Tempest (vocals), John Norum (guitars), Mic Michaeli (keyboards), John Levén (bass), Ian Haugland (drums)—just released the video for the title track from their forthcoming eleventh studio album, WALK THE EARTH, which is due out October 20 on Hell & Back Recordings (Silver Lining Music). The album was recorded at famed Abbey Road Studios in London with Grammy® Award-winning producer Dave Cobb (Rival Sons, Shooter Jennings, Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton).

If EUROPE’s 2015 album WAR OF KINGS was the album that made the rock world realize what a formidable act EUROPE had become, then WALK THE EARTH is the album that is set to establish the band as one of the most exciting contemporary rock acts of current times.

From the anthemic sound of the opening track “Walk The Earth” to the heavy vibe that is “Haze,” from the instant melody of “Election Day” to the lyrical content of “Kingdom United,” WALK THE EARTH is the album that should see EUROPE rightly acclaimed as a band at the height of their powers. The wonderful melodies and depth of Joey Tempest’s vocals along with a powerhouse rhythm section and the guitar playing of John Norum, one of the great underrated guitarists. Norum’s guitar playing shines across the record. This is an album that is big in its scope and sound. Much like WAR OF KINGS, WALK THE EARTH is an album that has instant appeal but is also an album that needs to be lived with, in order to uncover it’s depth. The album was recorded at famed Abbey Road Studios in London with Grammy@ winning producer Dave Cobb (Rival Sons, Shooter Jennings, Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton).

“We’re simply a different band today,” says lead singer Joey Tempest. “Ever since we started up again in 2004, we have constantly explored our limits and new parts of our musical universe. After around 1,000 shows, we feel comfortable just improvising, jamming and pushing our lyrics and songwriting with much more ease. We have now been together recording and making albums longer than the early period of the band. Five albums in the ‘80s and ‘90s. Now six records with WALK THE EARTH. When we started up again in 2004 we all agreed to think ‘long-term,’ to take the long road and build up a new relationship with listeners and media. We all agreed on writing together, owning our music, and license it out to labels that really care and support us in the long run.

“We also agreed to not look back! And never stop looking for that deeper expression. We don’t have much in common with our contemporaries from back then. We have taken a different path, making sure we are constantly moving forward. We have little regard for outside influences and opinions. In order to enjoy this new journey and feel creative, it needed to be completely on our terms.

“In a EUROPE live show, there is of course some room for nostalgia, but in the studio there is none. Every album is a reaction to the one before, a new journey a new adventure. The music of a rock band needs to constantly move, challenge, upheave, evolve or the band will automatically become a nostalgia act. We are proud of our past and previous albums, but we simply can’t identify, recapture, emulate any of it. We simply can’t write like that even if we wanted to. We are a new act with a different expression.

“Over the years, we have learned how important recording techniques and recording equipment is by trying to search and research which producers, engineers and recording studios that can actually inspire and keep us wanting to be adventurous and daring. It has now taken us six albums to get here.”

 

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Deep Purple Premiere “The Surprising” Video

October 10th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

 

Deep Purple are setting sail into new waters with their first-ever animated video.

The official video for “The Surprising,” one of the fan favorite tracks from the internationally successful album inFinite, takes the viewer on a journey through the magical 50-year history of the band. With high attention to detail, the animated masterpiece follows the five heroes of our story – Ian Gillan, Ian Paice, Roger Glover, Don Airey, and Steve Morse – through a stormy ship cruise full of allusions and sees them riding off into the sunset.

The video was directed and illustrated by Matt Rooke, alongside director Peter Rogers, who also produced the video together with Craig Hooper and Collin Games, known from the Deep Purple movie documentary From Here to inFinite.

Deep Purple and earMUSIC also announce the release of the 97-minute documentary From Here to inFinite, which is due out in November 2017. It shows the history and origin of inFinite and provides a deep insight into the workings of the band for the first time on Blu-ray!

The Blu-ray further includes two hours of bonus material, including music videos such as “The Surprising,” three previously unreleased live videos (“Time for Bedlam,” “Birds of Prey,” and “Smoke on the Water”), all filmed and recorded at Hellfest 2017, as well as in-depth behind the scenes footage, movie documentary outtakes, interviews, and an audio commentary by Deep Purple themselves — all previously unreleased.

In conjunction with the release of the Blu-ray, Deep Purple and earMUSIC are also releasing The infinite Live Recorings, Pt. 1 on a special 3-disc vinyl LP, produced by Bob Ezrin. This was recorded at Hellfest 2017, the biggest metal festival in France and contains a brand new previously unreleased 80min live performance.

TRACK LIST FROM HERE TO INFINITE (Blu-ray) 
The Movie  From Here to inFinite (97 min.)

Bonus (132 min.)
Audio commentary by Deep Purple
Live At Hellfest 2017
1. Time for Bedlam
2. Birds of Prey
3. Smoke on the Water

Outtakes From Here to inFinite
1. Full Interview with Joe Satriani
2. Corky – The Recording Engineer

Official Music Videos
1. The Surprising
2. Johnny’s Band
3. Johnny’s Band Documentary
4. All I Got Is You

About inFinite – Interviews
1. About the Album
2. Beyond the Album
3. Track by track
4. Rapid Fire interview
5. Behind the Scenes photoshoot

TRACK LISTING FOR THE INFINITE LIVE RECORDINGS, VOL. 1 (3LP)
Side A
1. Time for Bedlam
2. Fireball
3. Bloodsucker

Side B
1. Strange Kind of Woman
2. Uncommon Man

Side C
1. The Surprising
2. Lazy

Side D
1. Birds Of Prey
2. Hell To Pay
3. Key Solo

Side E
1. Perfect Strangers
2. Space Truckin’
3. Smoke On The Water

Side F
1. Hush
2. Black Night

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Alice Cooper’s tour dates for 2017 and 2018

October 10th, 2017
by Arto Lehtinen

ALICE COOPER ANNOUNCED NEW TOUR DATES FOR 2018 AS PART OF “A PARANORMAL EVENING WITH ALICE COOPER”! SEE THE NEWLY ANNOUNCED DATES BELOW!

3/1/18 – Windsor, ON – The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
3/2/18 – Rama, ON – Casino Rama Resort
3/4/18 – Baltimore, MD – The Lyric Theatre
3/5/18 – Englewood, NJ – bergenPAC (Bergen Performing Arts Center)
3/6/18 – Boston, MA – Boch Center Wang Theatre
3/8/18 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun
3/9/18 – Morristown, NJ – Mayo Performing Arts Center – MPAC
3/10/18 – Wilkes-Barre, PA – F.M. Kirby Center
3/13/18 – Moline, IL – TaxSlayer Center
3/14/18 – Madison, WI – Orpheum Madison
3/15/18 – South Bend, IN – Morris Performing Arts Center
3/17/18 – Cherokee, NC – Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort
3/18/18 – Jacksonville, FL – Florida Theatre
3/20/18 – Melbourne, FL – The King Center
3/21/18 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Broward Center for the Performing Arts
3/23/18 – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall
3/24/18 – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live Orlando
3/26/18 – Greenville, SC – Bon Secours Wellness Arena
3/28/18 – Louisville, KY – Palace Theatre
3/29/18 – Indianapolis, IN – Murat Theatre

 

Plus Alice Cooper is on the tour at the moment

 

Date Venue Location
Oct 14 Loudpark Saitama Shi, Japan
Oct 17 Perth Arena Perth, Australia
Oct 19 Thebarton Theatre Adelaide, Australia
Oct 20 Rod Laver Arena Melbourne, Australia
Oct 21 Hordern Pavilion Moore Park, Australia
Oct 23 AIS Arena Bruce, Australia
Oct 24 Newcastle Entertainment Centre Broadmeadow, Australia
Oct 25 Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre Brisbane, Australia
Oct 27 The Trusts Arena Auckland, New Zealand
Oct 28 TSB Bank Arena Wellington, New Zealand
Nov 08 Olympia Theatre Dublin, Ireland
Nov 09 Olympia Theatre Dublin, Ireland
Nov 11 First Direct Arena Leeds, United Kingdom
Nov 12 The SSE Hydro Glasgow, United Kingdom
Nov 14 Barclaycard Arena Birmingham, United Kingdom
Nov 15 Manchester Arena Manchester, United Kingdom
Nov 16 THE SSE ARENA AT WEMBLEY London, United Kingdom
Nov 18 KönigPALAST Krefeld, Germany
Nov 20 Sparkassen-Arena Aurich Aurich, Germany
Nov 21 Jahrhunderthalle Club Frankfurt Am Main, Germany
Nov 23 Tempodrom Berlin, Germany
Nov 24 Große Jurahalle Neumarkt, Germany
Nov 25 MHPArena LB Ludwigsburg, Germany
Nov 27 Wiener Stadthalle Vienna, Austria
Nov 29 Samsung Hall Zurich, Switzerland
Nov 30 Alcatraz Milan, Italy
Dec 01 L’AMPHITHEATRE Lyon, France
Dec 03 Salle Pleyel Paris, France
Dec 04 013 Tilburg, Netherlands
Dec 05 BRIELPOORT Deinze, Belgium
Dec 07 l’Olympia Paris, France
Alice Cooper

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Dates Announced For Belphegor, Cryptopsy & Hate’s North American Tour

October 10th, 2017
by Arto Lehtinen

The majority of dates have now been announced for BelphegorCryptopsy and Hate‘s North American tour together. That run will take place later this year and hit the following stops:

11/06 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
11/07 Manchester, NH – Jewel Music
11/08 Philadelphia, PA – Voltage Lounge
11/09 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
11/10 Columbus, OH – Alrosa Villa
11/11 Spartanburg, SC – Ground Zero
11/12 Orlando, FL – The Haven
11/14 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
11/15 Fort Worth, TX – Rail Club
11/16 Austin, TX – Come and Take it Live!
11/18 Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
11/19 Denver, CO – Roxy Theater
11/20 Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
11/22 Phoenix, AZ – Joe’s Grotto
11/24 Los Angeles, CA – 1720
11/25 Oakland, CA – Metro Opera House
11/26 Portland, OR – Rock Hard PDX
11/27 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
11/28 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
11/29 Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room
12/01 Winnipeg, MB – Pyramid Cabaret
12/03 Joliet, IL – The Forge
12/04 Detroit, MI – Harpo’s
12/05 Toronto, ON – Mod Club
12/06 Ottawa, ON – Maverick’s
12/07 Quebec City, QC – Le Cercle
12/08 Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
12/09 Rouyn, QC – Scène Évolu-Son

A few additional dates for the trek are still pending.

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DAVE MUSTAINE Issues Statement Regarding Cancelled SCORPIONS Tour

October 10th, 2017
by Arto Lehtinen

Dave Mustaine has issued the statement regarding the cancelled Scorpions tour

“On behalf of Megadeth, I want to express our deepest gratitude to the Scorpions for this amazing opportunity to tour with our heroes.
To the fans, old and new, who came out to see these amazing shows, we thank you profusely and hope you dug it as much as we did.
Of course to the Scorpions, and their legendary singer Klaus Meine’s, whose health and well being is a ‘top priority’ to all of us, we wish him and his bandmates the very best. If there’s ever a chance to share the stage again with the Scorpions again, we’ll be there! ~ Dave Mustaine”

 

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Check Out GWAR Slave Davis “Slavis” Bradley’s Zombie Sploitation Project “Super Squad” at Indy Go Go And Help Make It Happen

October 9th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

WHAT IS SUPER SQUAD?  THE SUPER SQUAD is GWAR artist Davis Bradley’s new cinematic endeavor THE SUPER SQUAD.
THE SUPER SQUAD pays homage to the zombie genre from last five decades. From Zombie to Resident Evil, to Hell of the Living Dead, Super Squad is a throwback to poorly dubbed action and horror movies. Along with gruesome gore not to mention a robot, this series has something for everyone!
THE SUPER SQUAD follows a fearless group of men and women as they scour a dystopian landscape for food, medicine, and other supplies from Twinkies to cigarettes.
SUPPORT OUR INDIE GOGO CAMPAIGN
We just launched an Indie Go Go Campaign!  Our fundraising goal will support shooting the pilot episode.
Check out our video and unique campaign perks including original art created by Davis Bradley, like one of a kind zombie masks.
SUPPORT SUPER SQUAD TV
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HARD ROCKERS KADAVAR RELEASE 4TH ALBUM, ROUGH TIMES

October 9th, 2017
by Celtic Bob
Watch The New Video For “Tribulation Nation” Now!

Germany’s critically acclaimed heavy rock band Kadavar has released their 4th studio album, Rough Times, today via Nuclear Blast. Fans can now purchase and stream the record at all digital service providers and indie retailers.
Purchase/Stream Rough Times
Guitarist/singer Lupus comments: “The album is finally out and we’re really happy. Last week, we quickly recorded a video for ‘Tribulation Nation’ in the studio. I think this song underlines how complex our new record is. Thanks to everyone for the support.”
In celebration of today’s release, Kadavar has released a new video for their hard rocking anthem “Tribulation Nation.” Watch it now at https://youtu.be/kNwls5xlN1M.
More on Rough Times:
“Die Baby Die” OFFICIAL VIDEO: https://youtu.be/fE6AqV43bz8
“Into The Wormhole” OFFICIAL VIDEO: https://youtu.be/UaAR5nlnlQ0
Video Trailer #1: https://youtu.be/NbbUt-TS3UE
Video Trailer #2:  https://youtu.be/XZk5gSZE2CY
Video Trailer #3: https://youtu.be/DrSfaybovK0
Arguably the hardest working band in the current European rock scene, Kadavar made their entrance in 2010 with a vintage, retro style of heavy rock ‘n’ roll that called for comparisons to greats like Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin.  The band quickly stood out amongst their peers with straightforward, no frills approach to their signature brand of rock that features classic song structure with a gritty contemporary edge.
Kadavar’s previous record, Berlin, set the scene ablaze, charting in both Germany and the U.S., and made them a household name among rock fans around the world. Now armed with their follow-up, Rough Times, the band seeks to reclaim their title as one of the best rock has to offer.
Read what critics are saying….
“Kadavar prove once more why they’ve become one of the most crucial heavy rock acts currently going” – TheObelisk.net
“Rough Times is a cosmic collection of darkly drugged-out, grooving swagger, searing fuzz and delicately lysergic, Krautrock-inspired astral travel, showcasing the band’s maturity and progression to higher realms of ‘kosmiche’ musik.” – TeamRock.com
After just one listen to their brand new album, Rough Times, I have to say that they are only going to win over more and more fans with this absolute beauty.” – HeavyMag.com.au
“The gods of rock look down upon Kadavar with open ears and smiling hearts at their latest effort. You should too.” – MetalWani.com
“Overall, being new to the band, but a fan of the style, I found this to be an immediately accessible and highly creditable release, to the point I’ve already now purchased their back catalogue.” – UberRock.co.uk
“a kaleidoscopic musical universe, in which the traditional and dark doom metal dance united with the elegant vintage classic rock, sealed (despite them) in a swirling and unceasingly psychedelic amplitude.” – Metalitalia.com
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APPICE PREMIERE OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO FOR “MONSTERS AND HEROES”

October 9th, 2017
by Celtic Bob
NEW ALBUM “SINISTER” OUT OCTOBER 27th ON SPV/STEAMHAMMER

 
Legendary drummers and brothers Vinny and Carmine Appice have teamed up for a new project called APPICE.  They are set to release their debut album “Sinister” via SPV/Steamhammer October 27th“Sinister” is available for pre-order now at http://www.AppiceBrothers.com.  All digital pre-orders include an instant download of the song “Monsters and Heroes”
Today, the band has partnered up with Eddie Trunk to premiere the official lyric video for the single, “Monsters and Heroes,” which can be seen exclusively at EddieTrunk.com.
Carmine Appice comments on the song and lyric video:
“The song ‘Monsters And Heroes’ is a song about the great Ronnie James Dio. The song is a tribute to his legacy. The track features both Vinny and I on drums as well as special guest Paul Shortino (who wrote the lyrics) handling the vocal duties. We all knew Ronnie very well and wanted to do this video so everyone can see what a great tribute this is to Ronnie.  Check it out it is a piece of rock art!!!”
” ‘Monsters And Heroes’ is special song that was inspired by the greatest singer and person in Rock! My friend Ronnie James Dio. This is a special tribute to the man who gave us such great music and words and also took the time for all his fans who he loved,” adds Vinny.
The brothers will perform “Sinister” tonight Friday, September 29, at Las Vegas’ VAMPD.  Tickets are available now. Both brothers will be available for interviews both at the show and in advance of the performance.  Fans should make sure to stick around for a special surprise after the show, that you won’t want to miss.
Appice Live:
You’re unlikely to find a phenomenon like Carmine and Vinny Appice a second time in the history of rock music. For more than forty years, the two brothers have been among the most sought-after and renowned rock drummers worldwide. Carmine and Vinny (each of them on their own) can be heard on numerous legendary albums and have toured countless times with some of the world’s greatest acts. Carmine embarked on his musical path in the 1960s with the unforgotten Vanilla Fudge, manning in the course of his illustrious career the drums for superstars such as Rod Stewart and Ozzy Osbourne, among others. His brother Vinny, who is eleven years his junior, looks back on an equally spectacular career, having worked with acts such as Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell and Dio, among others. With the exception of the live album Drum Wars – Live! (2014), there has been no direct collaboration between the two so far.  That’s about to change! Sinisteris the first joint studio album by Carmine and Vinny and was recorded with the support of a number of prestigious guests.
Sinister consists of a total of 13 tracks, recorded by Carmine and Vinnytogether with distinguished colleagues. ´Killing Floor` and ´Future Past` feature the wonderful Craig Goldy (together with bassist Tony Franklin), Franklin resurfacing, together with Paul Shortino, on ´Suddenly` and on ´You Got Me Running`. Shortino also lends his awesome vocals to ´War Cry` and the programmatic ´Monsters And Heroes`, the latter also featuring Bulletboys guitarist Mick Sweda, while Shortino teams up with Whitesnake stringsman Joel Hoekstra on ´War Cry`. Talking of vocals: ´Sinister`, ´Danger` (bass: Phil Soussan), ´In The Night` (guitar: Bumblefoot) and ´Sabbath Mash` (guitar: Erik Turner, keyboards: Erik Norlander) are all sung by Jim Crean, while Chas West recorded the vocal parts for ´Killing Floor`, Scotty Bruce featuring on ´Future Past` and Robin McAuley on ´Riot`. The biggest surprise of all: Carmine himself doubles as vocalist on ´You Got Me Running`. Vinny: “Carmine has been singing lead and background for years. He´s a very good singer and I´m glad he sang one number on this record.”
Track Listing:
1. Sinister
2. Monsters And Heroes
3. Killing Floor
4. Danger
5. Drum Wars
6. Riot
7. Suddenly
8. In The Night
9. Future Past
10. You Got Me Running
11. Bros In Drums
12. War Cry
13. Sabbath Mash
LINE UP & GUESTS
Carmine Appice (drums & vocals)
Vinny Appice (drums)
Jim Crean (vocals)
Paul Shortino (vocals) (Rough Cutt, Ex-Quiet Riot)
Robin McAuley (vocals) (MSG)
Chas West (vocals) (Ex-Bonham, Ex-Lynch Mob)
Scotty Bruce (vocals)
Craig Goldy (guitar) (Ex-Dio, Ex-Giuffria)
Bumblefoot (guitar) (Ex-Guns N’ Roses)
Joel Hoekstra (guitar) (Whitesnake)
Mike Sweda (guitar) (Bulletboys)
Erik Turner (guitar) (Warrant)
David Michael Phillips (guitar) (King Kobra)
Tony Franklin (bass) (Ex-Blue Murder, Ex-The Firm)
Phil Soussan (bass) (Ex-Ozzy Osbourne)
Johnny Rod (bass) (King Kobra, EX-Wasp)
Jorgen Carlson (bass) (Gov’t Mule)
Erik Norlander (keyboards) (Lana Lane)
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CHASTAIN Releases New Vinyl, CD and Videos!

October 9th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

 

CHASTAIN has just released the “We Bleed Metal 17” Vinyl, CD & Digital on Pure Steel Records and Leviathan Records Worldwide.

CHASTAIN’s “We Bleed Metal 17” is the next generation of the band’s 2015 Cd “We Bleed Metal” and is 100% NEW MUSIC. For more detailed information info go to:
We Bleed Metal 17

To view the latest CHASTAIN videos go direct to youtube at:

‘I Live For Today’

‘All Hail’

For additional information info go to:
David T. Chastain info
Leather Leone info
Leviathan Records Info

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ULI JON ROTH is celebrating TRIPLE ANNIVERSARY

October 9th, 2017
by Celtic Bob
For UJR Fans all over the globe 2018 is going to be a very special year:

  • 40-year anniversary of SCORPIONS – TOKYO TAPES !
  • 40-year anniversary of the Birth of ELECTRIC SUN !!
  • 50-year ANNIVERSARY of Uli’s first ever stage performance in 1968 !!!
To celebrate this special anniversary year, ULI JON ROTH is performing a whole series of concerts and tours worldwide with varying programs.
His two-month TRIPLE ANNIVERSARY NORTH AMERICAN TOUR – starting at the end of May 2018 – will be devoted to performing a complete set of Songs from Uli’s ground breaking ELECTRIC SUN period.
ELECTRIC SUN REBORN will consist of an intense 90-minute set by Uli and his band, complemented by multi-media projections. This is followed by an intermission and a shorter set of the highlights from TOKYO TAPES REVISITED to round off the 3-hour extravaganza.

Uli has not performed the bulk of this music for over 30 years. Although it never enjoyed the overwhelming commercial success of Scorpions, Electric Sun was far more than just a cult band and had a sizeable following on both sides of the Atlantic as well as in Japan. Largely thanks to Uli’s innovative and ground-breaking guitar playing and interesting compositions the band became artistically influential and presented a unique blend, which was sometimes likened to a strange mixture, located somewhere between Beethoven and Hendrix.
Following the worldwide success of his latest SCORPIONS REVISITED releases, Uli will now revisit the spellbinding music of his first solo venture after leaving Scorpions and re-connect with his songs from that prolific era of his long and colorful career.
Widely regarded as one of the greatest guitar players ever, Uli pioneered a unique style of guitar playing which – for the first time – combined complete mastery of the instrument with an intensely melodic and emotional appeal. Uli’s Electric Sun guitar solos are both uplifting and often mesmerizing, displaying a very wide variety of textures, colors and novel ideas. They always take you on a journey.
From his earliest days’ onwards, Uli has always been a bold and uncompromising musical innovator of the first order and his Electric Sun period bears ample witness to that fact. Being the first guitar player in rock to incorporate complex melodic arpeggio sequences, Uli Jon Roth – in the eyes of many of his peers – practically reinvented modern guitar-technique almost singlehandedly during his Scorpions tenure, but even more so during his Electric Sun days.
Uli has now taken a fresh look at this material, drawn from the altogether three Electric Sun albums which he wrote some 40 years ago. The three albums – in chronological order – were EARTHQUAKE, FIRE WIND and BEYOND THE ASTRAL SKIES. Electric Sun and Uli fans alike will be delighted to finally hear these songs played live again by the master himself.
As a real bonus for his die-hard fans and connoisseurs Uli has a special treat in store which will bring many a tear to the eyes of nostalgic older fans; due to popular request, Uli will finally bring his legendary white Fender Stratocaster guitar on tour again! The famous instrument – which he used during ALMOST ALL the Scorpions and Electric Sun recordings (!) – will make an onstage appearance for a couple of songs after having remained silent for so many years… The guitar has not been played in public since the Mid-Eighties when Uli switched over to SKY GUITARS for good and he is looking forward to putting this iconic guitar through its paces for old times’ sake. The “WHITE STRAT” can be seen on the covers of IN TRANCE as well as FIRE WIND. Uli played this guitar in EVERY SINGLE Scorpions concert since 1975 and on every single Electric Sun album !!!

To make the evening even more intense, another VERY SPECIAL TREAT is reserved for the purchasers of VIP PASSES and comes as a big surprise. (VIP passes are only available online at UliJonRoth.com). VIP PASS holders will be given a unique opportunity to hear Uli perform his METAMORPHOSIS OF VIVALDI’S FOUR SEASONS in its entirety during a private pre-show concert!!!
Uli has not performed Vivaldi’s Four Seasons in over 14 years and this is a very rare chance to hear this amazing piece of music played live by the “Master of the Sky Guitar” himself. Uli was the first and only guitarist ever to perform this most famous of all violin concertos on electric guitar note for note, stretching the instrument to the very limits of its capabilities, and beyond. Vivaldi’s Four Seasons concerto was written in 1723 and sounds as fresh and inspirational now as it did 300 years ago. Particularly so in Uli’s truly mind-blowing rendition, which is fiendishly difficult to play on guitar and can only be performed at concert pitch on one of his signature SKY GUITARS.
Uli will be accompanied for the VIP event by his two very talented young protégés NIKLAS TURMAN and DAVID KLOSINSKI on guitar as well as CORVIN BAHN on keyboards who will play the orchestral parts. As an additional treat, Uli is going to perform this piece on his legendary “MIGHTY WING” 7-string SKY GUITAR, which has not been seen in public for a long time, but which was his main guitar for a period of 20 years.
ULI JON ROTH FANS all over the world! Prepare yourselves for a monumental evening of sheer musical ecstasy!!!
Confirmed tour dates:
5/31 Dallas, TX Trees
6/1 Houston, TX Arcadia
6/2 San Antonio, TX Rockbox
6/5  Phoenix, AZ Club Red
6/6 Hollywood, CA Roxy Theater
6/7 San Jan Capistrano, CA Coach House
6/8 San Diego, CA Brick by Brick
6/9 Las Vegas, NV Vamp’d
6/10 Ventura, CA Ventura Theater
6/12 Santa Cruz, CA Catalyst
6/13 Petaluma, CA Mystic Theater
6/14 Berkley, CA Cornerstone
6/15 Sacramento, CA Holy Diver
6/16 Seattle, WA Studio 7
6/17 Portland, OR Bossanova Ballroom
6/18 Vancouver, BC Venue
6/26 St. Paul, MN Amsterdam Music Hall
6/29 Joliet, IL The Forge
6/30 St. Charles, IL Arcada Theater
7/1 Detroit, MI Token Lounge
7/2 Toronto, ON Rockpile
7/3 Montreal, QU TBA
7/4 Quebec, QU L’ Anti
7/5 Ottawa, ON Brass Monkey
7/6  Pawling, NY Daryl’s House
7/7  Derry, NH Tupelo Music Hall
7/8  Hartford, CT Infinity Music Hall
7/10 NYC, NY Gramercy Theater
7/11 Asbury Park, NJ Wonderbar
7/12 Sellersville, PA Sellersville Theater
7/15 Anderson, IN State Theatre
Additional dates will be added soon.
UJR official website:  http://ulijonroth.com/

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Getcha’ Pull! “Dimevision Vol. 2: Roll With It Or Get Rolled Over” DVD/CD to be Released via Metal Blade Records

October 9th, 2017
by Celtic Bob
Getcha’ Pull! “Dimevision Vol. 2: Roll With It Or Get Rolled Over” DVD/CD to be Released via Metal Blade Records
 
Out November 24, 2017 | PledgeMusic Campaign & Pre-Orders Begin Now!
Watch a Trailer Here
 
With 2006’s Dimevision Vol 1: That’s The Fun I Have, fans of Dimebag Darrell and his work with Pantera and Damageplan were afforded the chance to see into the world of the legendary guitarist. Compiled from the many, many hours of video footage captured between the mid-80s and his later years, it was a funny, touching and poignant memorial.
Metal Blade Records is thrilled to announce the release of Dimevision Vol 2: Roll With It Or Get Rolled Over – another true celebration of the man and how he lived his life – on November 24, 2017. Pre-orders are available via Metal Blade here. The DVD/CD set – which will include more raw footage, true gems and classic Dimebag moments – will also include five previously unreleased demos, picked from a vast catalog Dimebag accrued since longtime girlfriend Rita Haney gave him his first 4-track in 1984.
Beginning today at 3:33pm Texas Central “Dime Time”, a PledgeMusic campaign was launched to support the release of the set. There, you can also view an official DimevisionVol 2: Roll With It Or Get Rolled Over trailer. In addition to acting as a pre-order for the set, the PledgeMusic campaign includes an assortment of rare items to buy, including props and costumes that belonged to Dimebag and that you can see in his home videos/Dimevisionvolumes, rare stage clothing, and other merchandise. Visit the PledgeMusic page here: https://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/dimevision2
Going into making Dimevision Vol 2: Roll With It Or Get Rolled Over, Rita Haney worked in collaboration with Daryl “Bobby Tongs” Arnberger, who was not only one of Dimebag’s closest friends both on and off the road, but also worked as an official videographer for Pantera, Damageplan and a plethora of A-list musicians, from Slipknot to Dolly Parton, along with film editor Rob Fenn. After cataloguing hundreds of tapes, they chose 43 segments to create Dimevision Vol. 2.
 
Arnberger explains, “As we all watched, we envisioned certain segments and ideas coming to life in my head, and rather than it serving as a memorial, this second DVD is more about the vision Dime had in his head for this footage, what he actually wanted it to become. This one is more uplifting, funny, and it stays 100% true to his idea for Dimevision.”
Fans of the original know that this way of life involved a lot of whiskey, an insane amount of fireworks and a contagious desire to have fun – and like its predecessor, the title is also drawn from the words of the man himself. Having a habit of latching onto a saying or a phrase, this soon became part of his particular dialect, affectionately dubbed ‘Dime-bonics’. “It comes from something he was saying a lot in 2003 and 2004,” Haney recalls. “He’d call from the road and he’d say ‘man, I’m beat up out here, but that’s the highs and lows of rock and roll. You gotta roll with it or get rolled over.'”
“He had a unique way of seeing things, and he always lived with a video camera,” adds Haney. “No matter where we went he was always capturing what was going on, and myself and others around him were filming a lot too. In putting out these videos I just want people to see the way he was, 24/7. What you saw on stage and backstage, that was how he lived.”
Unsuspecting visitors to the couple’s home were regularly drawn in – memorable segments involve girl scouts selling cookies and Dimebag experiencing an “interesting” CPAP machine fitting – and events as mundane as taking a friend to get a pedicure become hilarious, thanks to his particular way of seeing the world. As endlessly entertaining as Dimebag was, there were of course other, deeper sides to his personality, which are also reflected in both volumes. Haney adds, “There were some really touching, deep, heavy and emotional moments in the first one, where he’s talking about himself to the camera while in the shower. Filming himself like that was something he did a lot, and you’d have no clue until you’re looking through the tapes and come across them, and when you do the goosebumps crawl all over you. People that love and know Darrell are going to be touched by what he has to say, because it’s him telling you for the first time.”
As for his included demos, Dimebag not only wrote down the lyrics and dates of everything he recorded but also his thoughts on it at the time, which Haney will also be sharing with fans. However, she’s quick to point out that no one should expect high production standards (“It’s called a 4-track for a reason!”) and that these are not ‘lost’ Pantera tracks. “These songs come from his off-time, it was entertainment to him – one of them was even inspired by a George Michael solo record coming out back in the 80s!” she laughs. “But he loved making music and he appreciated all kinds of music, whether he was making a joke of it or not, it still caught his ear, and I hope people can enjoy these songs for what they are and the spirit they were made in.”
With so much footage left over, fans can rest assured that as fulfilling as Dimevision Vol 2: Roll With It Or Get Rolled Over is, there’s still a lot to look forward to. Haney says, “We hope to make [Dimevision] an annual thing. It will all depend on if the fans want it and support it!”
For more information visit the Metal Blade Records landing page here: http://www.metalblade.com/dimevision

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THREAT SIGNAL release playthrough video for “Exit The Matrix”

October 9th, 2017
by Celtic Bob
Canadian melodic thrash metal/techincal metalcore act THREAT SIGNAL issue playthrough video for their recently released single, “Exit The Matrix”. The song appears on the band’s upcoming album “Disconnect”, set to be released on November 10th via Agonia Records. Watch the video here:

https://youtu.be/iMolTyXslqg

THREAT SIGNAL - Exit The Matrix (Official Playthrough)

THREAT SIGNAL – Exit The Matrix (Official Playthrough)

Since their critically acclaimed debut offering “Under Reprisal” (2006), which won the “Canadian Recording Of The Year Award” at the Hamilton Music Awards, THREAT SIGNAL became internationally recognised as one of the most interesting modern acts in thrash metal. Their latest two installments, the intense “Vigilance” (2009) and reinvented “Threat Signal” (2011), have both met with unrelenting hype, with each generating growing interest within the metal community. Combining the complexity of thrash metal, with a more contemporary groove sound involving technical rhythms and melodic musical passages, the band finally returns with its fourth studio album, “Disconnect”.

Founder & vocalist Jon Howard commented: “Well, we made it to album number 4! To say its been a tough ride would be an understatement, but as the shit piles on, we’ll keep shovelling that shit off!! So we began writing this album back in 2012, and continued writing over the next 3 years until we were able to hit the studio again. Basically our thought process while writing was to not have an end goal of what the album should sound like. We didn’t plan to make a really heavy album, or a melodic album, or take anyone else’s input on what we should sound like. We basically just wrote songs with a clear and open mindset until Disconnect grew together. This album ranges from melodic metal, to hard rock, to thrash metal, and even down to a chill acoustic tune, its a roller coaster of a ride while staying true to the Threat Signal sound. You will feel the energy from all of our previous albums plus something new. A big thanks to Agonia records for believing in us and finally getting this album released. Also a HUGE thanks to the fans for sticking with us over the years. I’d like to dedicate our album Disconnect to my fallen friend and former Threat Signal drummer Norm Killeen. May you be jamming with the best of them in the next life!!! Peace and love”. 

“Disconnect” was recorded and produced by vocalist Jon Howard and lead guitarist Travis Montgomery. Mixing and mastering were done by Mark Lewis(DevilDriver, Whitechapel, Battlecross, Coal Chamber). Artwork for the album was created by Ludovic Cordelieres of Rusalkadesign (Kamelot).

Tracklist:
1. Elimination Process
2. Nostalgia
3. Walking Alone
4. Exit The Matrix
5. Falling Apart
6. Aura
7. Betrayal
8. To Thine Own Self Be True
9. Dimensions
10. Terminal Madness
11. Eyes Sewn Shut*

*BOX CD exclusive.

Album formats:
– Digipack CD.
– Limited to 500 copies BOX (inc. CD + bonus track, poster, patch and sticker).
– Regular black LP.
– Limited to 150 copies transparent blue/opaque red (“colour in clolour”) LP.
– Digital.
– TS.

PRE-ORDER “Disconnect” at:
Agonia Records Webshop (CD/BOX/LP/MERCH):
https://agoniarecords.com/threatsignal
Amazon, North America (CD/DIGITAL):
https://tinyurl.com/adisconnect
iTunes (DIGITAL):
http://radi.al/THREATSIGNAL
Bandcamp (DIGITAL):
https://agoniarecords.bandcamp.com/album/disconnect

A detuned, syncopated, melodic metal machine, THREAT SIGNAL arose from the filthy, industrialized east end of Hamilton Ontario Canada in late 2003. Their debut song “Rational Eyes” hit #1 on the international music website GarageBand.comand maintained that position for over two years. As a result, the young band signed to Nuclear Blast and started intensive touring, having performed with act’s such as Children Of Bodom, Soilwork, Motorhead, Saxon, Opeth, Kataklysm, Hatebreed, Epica, Arch Enemy and many more. They’ve released three albums on Nuclear Blast before parting ways with the label and joining Agonia Recordsroster. Their last two studio efforts have eneterd the Billboard’s Top Heatseekers Chart, at #32 and #26 respectively.

Line-up:
Jon Howard – vocals
Travis Montgomery – guitars
Pat Kavanagh – bass
Matt Perrin – guitars

First signle “Exit The Matrix” (lyric video):
https://youtu.be/Kviui27X7RU

THREAT SIGNAL on-line:
Facebook: https://facebook.com/threatsignal
Twitter: https://twitter.com/threatsignal
YouTube: http://youtube.com/threatsignal
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/threat_signal

Agonia Records:
Website: http://agoniarecords.com
Webshop: http://tinyurl.com/agoniashop
Facebook: https://facebook.com/agoniarecords
Twitter: https://twitter.com/agoniarecords
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/agoniarecords
Bandcamp: https://agoniarecords.bandcamp.com
Instagram: https://instagram.com/agoniarecordsofficial
YouTube: http://youtube.com/AgoniaRec

 

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Scorpions cancels the remaining North American tour dates

October 9th, 2017
by Arto Lehtinen

German hard rock icons have cancelled their remaining North American tour dates due to “severe laryngitis.”

A band statement reads as follows:

“The Scorpions regretfully announce that due to severe laryngitis, the remainder of the U.S. 2017 tour will be cancelled. Klaus Meine has been advised by top throat specialist in Los Angeles to rest his voice. If he continues the tour, he could risk permanent vocal damage.”

The band added: “We truly hate to disappoint our fans, and hope to come back to America soon, but this time we have no choice but to cancel.”

Tickets will be refunded at point of purchase.

Scorpions

Scorpions

 

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Queensryche’s vocalist thanks the audience in Las Vegas

October 9th, 2017
by Arto Lehtinen

The Queensryche vocalist Todd La Torre posted the following statement regarding Queensryche’s performance in Las Vegas

“Thank you Vegas for an amazing turnout, SOLD OUT! Great time playing with our good friends SKID ROW  This was the first outdoor concert since the horrible incident happened. Stay strong Vegas, the world mourns with you.”

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