Alice Cooper Releases New DVD – Welcome to My Nightmare Special Edition

September 3rd, 2017
by EvilG
Alice Cooper Releases New DVD - Welcome to My Nightmare Special Edition

Alice Cooper Releases New DVD – Welcome to My Nightmare Special Edition

On September 8th Alice Cooper will be releasing a unique DVD, Welcome To My Nightmare Special Edition via Eagle Rock Entertainment.

The DVD features the pairing of his 1975 TV special Alice Cooper: The Nightmare, (on DVD for the first time) and his 1976 Welcome To My Nightmare concert.

Both shows offer fans a retrospective look into the infancy of Alice’s career and based off Alice’s concept CD, Welcome To My Nightmare, where he portrays a journey through the nightmares of a child named Steven.

Songs like “Schools Out,” “Only Women Bleed,” “Billion Dollar Babies,”, “Welcome to My Nightmare,” “No More Mr. Nice Guy,” “I’m Eighteen,” and “Department Of Youth” are intermixed with dancers dressed as monsters, bats, spiders, and ghouls acting out his nightmarish fantasy. Being the master of macabre, you can see where Alice’s trademark effects started.

I asked Alice about the importance of his performances and what goes into them, he told me, “My show has a reputation that its goings to be different from anything they have even seen before. Even if they have seen it before, there will be some new aspect or some new song that we added to change it up. No matter if we are playing in front of 500 people or 5 million, we’ll give it our all and make it the best show you have ever seen. We really only know how to do it that one way! When the curtain goes up, it’s an all out assault on the audience. When I get off stage, and I’m exhausted I know that I gave that audience everything I have! And the next night I’m going to do it all over again. I never get tired of the songs once I see the crowd’s reaction to the opening guitar on “I’m Eighteen”, “Poison”, or “No More Mr. Nice Guy”. If you have a toothache or a headache the adrenaline kicks in and takes care of it once you hit the stage.

Fan will tell you that Alice still embraces the raw grittiness and glam appeal he did decades ago. He is the ultimate performer and always gives his audience 110%. Be sure to check out this tremendous DVD offering.

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SoulSpell – bandleader/main composer and drummer Heleno Vale

September 3rd, 2017
by Anders Sandvall

SoulSpell Band leader/main composer and drummer Heleno Vale

Interviewed by: Anders Sandvall

Thanks to Cátia Cunha at Against PR for the help.
Thanks to Soulpell for the promo pictures of the band.

SoulSpell is back on the attack with their fourth amazing studio album titled ACT IV – THE SECOND BIG BANG, which is yet another metal opera album jammed with some great power metal music. I had the pleasure of interviewing band leader/main composer and drummer Heleno Vale who shared his thoughts about the new release. We also spoke about the cover songs the band recorded back in 2015 and why they chose those particular songs. Vale was also pretty open about his opinions towards record labels… Since I was interested in hearing more about the amazing set of guest vocalists like Timo Kotipelto, Ralf Scheepers, and Oliver Hartmann, I had Vale tell me the story behind their apperances. I suggest that after reading the intervew you should go and listen to album straight away, it’s really amazing.

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Interview with artist David Thierree

September 2nd, 2017
by J P

Interview with David Thierree

by JP

 

Recently in collaboration with Dayal Patterson, David Thierree published a collection of his Heavy Metal inspired/related art called ‘Owls, Trolls and Dead Kings’ Skulls’   Please see my review of this excellent coffee table book.

You can purchase it at http://www.cultneverdies.com/p/owls-trolls-dead-kings-skulls-art-of.html

At what point did you decide to publish your book?

Well, it wasn’t a decision I took at first, as it was more Dayal’s. We met on Facebook, sharing good words on common friends conversations. He probably loved my twisted humor, and my work. We befriended and a bit later he asked me if I was interested in making a book with him.

How did your collaboration with Dayal Patterson come about?

I didn’t know it was focused only on my work, I thought he wanted to include other artists, but to my surprise, he wanted to work on my pieces only. We started to talk about what would be the shape of the book, how it would be articulated. It was a bit blurry at first, then I started to send him images, a lot of images, anything I had under my hands. The more I dug from my archives, scans of tapes, flyers, fanzines… he started to think about the book more precisely. Its final shape, the way we could make it a mix of an interview, but also with a narration. I really wanted Dayal to be the person who talks, who brings information I gave, quotes, etc… I have a great respect for his writer’s talents.  When we finished the gathering of all the images (about 300 I think), we started battling about which ones would finish into the book, and what would be the final shape of the whole thing. It was really smooth, polite, civilized. As civilized I can be, of course.

Do you see the digital galleries eventually overtaking  print media and old school coffee table books?

Internet is a double-edged blade. I can thank internet everyday because it’s a working tool for me, and it kept track of a lot of things I did in the past (which where helpful for the book). I had some very tiny memories of some works I’ve done, or lost track with some people I’ve worked for, and the web helped a lot.
Concerning virtual galleries and sites like DeviantArt, I don’t think it helps a lot. It’s so crowded that it’s nearly impossible to be seen and spotted, unless you build your network elsewhere. It’s primordial to hunt and fish in several ponds and fields. You have to be on several places, but most of them are only places to go from somewhere. From Facebook to Deviant Art, from Instagram to Facebook, etc. I don’t use promotion or publicity, sponsored publications, etc… I built everything brick by brick, each person who likes or follow my work have found me by themselves, or brought to me by friends. I met a lot of people in flesh and blood, being on the field, talking a lot, making bonds. I don’t ask bands to work for me, everyone is coming to me, that’s an important point. I don’t shake my bum in front of people to get some work.
To finish answering to your question, real-life” art galleries who show figurative art are few, most art galleries only work for money-laundering of rich people by showing abstract or contemporary art. I’ve shown my work in several galleries, France, England, Germany, USA, Australia, etc… I don’t feel at ease in this milieu. And rarely sold there. It’s different from internet, two different ways to show your art, not the same people. I don’t think that one works better than another. Art galleries have their own public, their customers lists and targets. On the internet, you don’t really care about artist’s résumé, or his place in the market. You don’t speculate, you see something that you like, you can easily get in touch with the artist, then you can buy his work. That’s why I don’t run too hard after online galleries, market places, etc.

I wanted to add that looking at an image on a screen isn’t the same as looking at it in a book or on a printed paper. The experience isn’t the same, and that’s a good thing. The same goes for reading a screen or a book. I’m prettty sure the eye and brains aren’t working the same way. There’s something different. It’s like seeing a person through a camera and seeing the person with naked eyes. Well, I’ve been talking about a lot of things here, I hope I brought some elements here anyway !

At what point did you first feel like you could make a living as an artist?

It took time. I’ve spent the first 37 years of my life as an average kid, student, worked 19 years in a factory, had kids, etc… I kept drawing over and over, managed to work for people in the scene while being like anyone else. Then 10 years ago I decided to let this life before me and try to live from drawing. There have been a mix of some accidental circumstances, and a kind of unconscious thinking about what I wanted to do with my life. Those different factors drove me to cross the gap and take my chances.

Do you have a preferred medium?

Probably pencils, but I like every medium I use : pencils, inks, watercolour, oils, acrylics… Sometimes I sculpt a little, or do pyrography.

How long does it take to do an average piece of art? 

It depends, there are serious differences, from a small drawing as big as a postcard to a painting for a LP cover art. It can take a couple of hours, or 3 to 4 weeks. It’s hard to estimate, as I sometimes work on several pieces at the same time, and sometimes only spend 10 minutes on a piece in the day, then 5 hours in a row on another.

When do you feel most inspired or productive?  Nighttime? Daytime, anytime?

I don’t know exactly. At one point I believed it was night time, but in fact I don’t care too much of the environment. I can work while talking on the phone, in a bar, in a train, while chatting with friends, day, night, it’s not really important. I just have to sit there and let things flow. It’s like loving sex. You don’t have to be in fancy clothes, light candles, play soft music and drink champagne, if you want to fuck, it can be everywhere. For me , drawing is the same. I love to draw, if I want to draw, I draw.

Do our listen to much Metal while you create your art? What is on your playlist?

Yes, a lot of Metal, but also dark Ambient music, mostly Medieval-inspired or Dungeon Synth. Early Black and Death Metal or recent bands who’re still playing and composing this way, Progressive rock of the 70’s… Playlist of the moment : Arcturus, Mork, Urfaust, Isengard, Strid, Kvist, early Emperor, Dark Ages, Archgoat, Dark Throne, Borgne, Klaus Schulze, early Limbonic Art, Chaucerian Myth… nothing really original, mostly moody music.

I’ve noticed your art has evolved from a darker themes to more fantasy based art.  Was this is a conscious decision?  Does this mean we might see more of your art on Power Metal or Folk Metal album covers as opposed to Black Metal album covers?

I’m opened to other expressions of course. It depends on what the band needs, if it’s something I can paint or draw. At this very moment, I’m working on Dark Dungeon Synth albums, Folk music, and of course Black Metal album covers. I’ve recently worked on a Folk Metal album too.
Concerning the shift from Black Metal artwork to Fantasy illustration, it cames at a point where I could not find more stuff to illustrate, as at the end of the 90’s, bands began to use mostly photoshopped illustration, photo modifications, with more or less good results… I also had a lot on my plate, raising three kids, feeling a bit tired of everything in the scene. I managed to focus on Fantasy milieu, Role Playing games illustration. It brought me a lot, like exhibiting, going to conventions and faires, and improving my skills. Once I got back into business 8 years ago, I slowly got back to more somber imagery, but with more technique. I still do Fantasy artwork, but darker. Trolls are a fine example of the best of two worlds. I like to draw Trolls, as they both are Mythological/Fairytales creatures, but they also evocate early glory days of Scandinavian Black Metal.

 

I know this is boring question but where do you draw your inspiration from? Movies, books, other art, music, real life?

It’s really complicated to explain. My mind is like a room, where I put on shelves memories and items, images and feelings, from the past 40 years. I visit it quite often, to find inspiration. If you could visit it, you could find iconography from movies like Lord of the rings cartoon from Ralph Bakshi, Dark Crystal, Conan the Barbarian and Robert E. Howard books, Dragonslayer, early Role Playing Games from the 70 – early 80s, Early Games Workshop games, Fighting Fantasy books, artists from the Golden Age of Illustration (1870-1940), Scandinavian/Germanic folklore, Labyrinth movie, Early Black Metal albums, demos and fanzines, Occult and Sorcery books and iconography, Progressive rock cover art, books from Jack Vance, Fritz Lieber, Moorcock, items I bought here and there, like english Greenmen, Owls statues, Art Nouveau images, a bit of Symbolism too, Medieval/Renaissance architecture, European Folklore and history… Everything that I draw comes from this room. Nothing comes from real life, only from this room of memories and phantasms.

What is your #1 piece of advice for aspiring artists? 

Work. Work, and work again. Be never satisfied by your work, even if everyone is telling you that it rocks big time. Don’t listen to them, or you’ll never improve. Be your worst enemy when it comes to judge your own work. Aim for the best that have been done, the unreachable, not the peers that are just a bit above you. Build your own room of memories and phantasms, your own secret garden, fuel it, stuff it. Be curious, learn about where the arts you love comes from, dig for forgotten treasures.

 

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Aussie Hard Rockers Airbourne Share New Track ‘Money’ // Collectors Box Set Out September 29th

September 1st, 2017
by Celtic Bob

There have been hell-raising rock ‘n’ roll bands over the years, but acclaimed Australian rockers Airbourne have taken the good-times, bad-boys, party-animal strut to a new level, crafting underdog-championing anthems with reckless abandon.

To celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Airbourne’s hard rockin’ debut “Runnin’ Wild”, the band will be releasing a collectors’ box set entitled “Diamonds Cuts” on September 29th via Nettwerk. Available in limited edition vinyl and CD formats, the box set includes Airbourne’s first three studio albums: Runnin Wild, No Guts. No Glory, and Black Dog Barking, along with the brand new Diamond Cuts – The B-Sides collection featuring two previously unavailable tracks (“Money” and “Heavy Weight Lover”), plus a bonus unseen documentary DVD of the band, It’s All For Rock N’ Roll – all housed in a collectable slipcase box featuring original Diamond Cuts artwork.


Pre-order the box sets from Amazon here: lnk.to/DiamondCuts

 

Speaking to Loudwire, Airbourne says of the track and box set: “Money was found covered in piles of dust and reel to reel tape, it was part of the recording sessions for ‘No Guts No Glory’ and for some reason it just didn’t make the album, but hearing it again today we’re pumped to get it out there. “Show Me The Money” is a double entendre and we’ll let you figure out what it’s about. It’s part of the ‘Diamond Cuts’ release all on vinyl with a bunch more other B-Sides that are rare and only ever been released on special editions and never on vinyl. Along with the bonus documentary movie “Its All For Rock ‘n’ Roll” It’s a grab snap shot of the first 3 albums of the band.”

Airbourne will be touring across Europe later this year with support from fellow Aussies Desecrator (Oct 3rd Nov – 8th ONLY), and Motörhead guitarist Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons (Nov 11th – Nov 22nd ONLY). Full list of dates below.

About Airbourne:
Formed in the small town of Warrnambool on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia, Airbourne announced their arrival with 2007’s Runnin’ Wild, one of the most talked-about and best-reviewed debuts in recent hard rock history. Metal Hammer handed them a Golden Gods Award for Best Debut Album andClassic Rock rightly hailed them Best New Band. Airbourne further marked their territory with the jaw-dropping follow up No Guts. No Glory cracking the Top 40 in the UK, Top 20 in Australia and Billboard’s Top 200. After unrelenting worldwide touring that included co-headlining the legendary Wacken Festival, 2013 brought the critically acclaimed Black Dog Barking into the world. The album reached #5 in Germany, Top 20 across Europe, Australia, and New Zealand; and Top 30 in Canada and the UK. Their latest studio album Breakin’ Outta Hell saw the band crack the UK Top 10 for the first time, crashing in at #9. They also achieved their highest ever chart positions in several countries including Australia, Austria, Belgium, France, Italy, Switzerland, etc.

Airbourne manage to call upon the spiritual substance of Thin Lizzy, the gritty bone-shaking vibe ofMotörhead, the grandiose histrionic theatricality of Judas Priest, the unifying audience domination of Iron Maiden and the sharp bite of their fellow Australians in the legendary AC/DC. They’ve stitched together these disparate components into a head-banging Frankenstein monster of their own creation, energising the entire hard rock scene with their enthusiasm and relentless drive to entertain.

Airbourne music videos:
Runnin’ Wild | Too Much, Too Fast, Too Young | No Way But The Hard Way

Follow Airbourne:
Official Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
European Tour Dates:
Sep 27th – Pyramids Centre, Portsmouth, UK [TIX]
Sep 29th – Club Zal, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Sep 30th – Yotaspace, Moscow, Russia
Oct 3rd – Republicca, Valencia, Spain *
Oct 4th – Gamma, Murcia, Spain *
Oct 6th – Paris 15, Malaga, Spain *
Oct 7th – Custom, Seville, Spain *
Oct 10th – Olympia, Paris, France *
Oct 12th – Depot, Leuven, Belgium *
Oct 13th – Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands *
Oct 15th – Amager Bio, Copenhagen, Denmark *
Oct 16th – Rockefeller, Oslo, Norway *
Oct 17th – Fryshuset Arenan, Stockholm, Sweden *
Oct 19th – The Circus, Helsinki, Finland *
Oct 20th – Logmo, Turku, Finland *
Oct 23rd – Tradgarn, Gothenburg, Sweden *
Oct 24th – KB, Malmo, Sweden *
Oct 25th – Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, Germany *
Oct 27th – Huxleys, Berlin, Germany *
Oct 28th – A2, Wroclaw, Poland *
Oct 29th – Barba Nerga Music Club, Budapest, Hungary *
Oct 31st – Werk 2, Leipzeg, Germany *
Nov 2nd – TonHalle, Munich, Germany *
Nov 3rd – Simm City Festsaal Zentrum Simmering, Vienna, Austria *
Nov 4th – Rathaussaal, Telfs, Austria *
Nov 6th – Longhorn, Stuttgart, Germany *
Nov 7th – Samsung Hall, Zurich, Switzerland *
Nov 8th – Batschkapp, Frankfurt Am Main, Germany *
Nov 10th – Hard Rock Hell 11, Pwllheli (North Wales), UK [TIX]
Nov 11th – O2 Academy Bristol, Bristol, UK [TIX] ^
Nov 13th – O2 Academy Glasgow, Glasgow, UK [TIX] ^
Nov 14th – Manchester Academy, Manchester, UK [TIX] ^
Nov 15th – The Roundhouse, London, UK [TIX] ^
Nov 18th – Norwich UEA, Norwich, UK [TIX] ^
Nov 19th – O2 Academy Oxford, Oxford, UK [TIX] ^
Nov 20th – O2 Academy Sheffield, Sheffield, UK [TIX] ^
Nov 22nd – Rock City – Nottingham, UK [TIX] ^

Supports:
* Desecrator
^ Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons, The Wild

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DAGOBA announce European Tour 2018 /w KREATOR & DECAPITATED

September 1st, 2017
by Celtic Bob

German thrash titans KREATOR announce their upcoming second European tour for early 2018.

The band is still touring in support of their chart-topping album Gods Of Violence which was released in early 2017 and received raving reviews from all over the planet.

January of next year will see the band tour cities that have not been covered on the recent runs and bring along label mates DECAPITATED as well as DAGOBA.

Commented Mille Petrozza: “Hordes! Do not miss this night of absolute aggression on our second European tour for Gods Of Violence! See you in the pit!”

 

Gods Of Violence smashed charts worldwide after its release on January 27 and entered the German charts on #1. It won three soundchecks (Metal Hammer, Rock Hard and Legacy) and hit a total of 29(!) magazine covers in Europe!

Gods Of Violence Tour 2018

KREATOR
DECAPITATED
DAGOBA

TOURDATES
11.01.2018 FR – Lille, Splendid
12.01.2018 FR – Reims, Cartonnerie
13.01.2018 FR – Rouen, Le 106
14.01.2018 FR – Bordeaux, Le Rocher Palmer
15.01.2018 FR – Lyon, Transbordeur
16.01.2018 CH – Lausanne, Docks
17.01.2018 IT – Bologna, Zona Roveri
18.01.2018 SI – Ljubljana, Kino Siska
19.01.2018 RS – Belgrade, Hala Sportova
20.01.2018 GR – Thessaloniki, Principal Club Theater
21.01.2018 GR – Athens, Piraeus 117 Academy
23.01.2018 MK – Skopje, MKC
24.01.2018 BG – Sofia, Mixtape 5
25.01.2018 RO – Bucharest, Arenele Romane
26.01.2018 HU – Budapest, Barba Negra Music Club
27.01.2018 CZ – Zlin, Masters of Rock Café
28.01.2018 CZ – Prague, Meetfactory

Check out all Dagoba’s tour dates at : facebook.com/dagoba13

LINKS:
http://www.dagobamusic.com/
https://www.facebook.com/dagoba13/
http://kreator-terrorzone.de/
https://www.facebook.com/KreatorOfficial/
http://www.decapitatedband.net/
https://www.facebook.com/decapitated/

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JINJER – Release Brand New Performance Video

September 1st, 2017
by Celtic Bob

 

Ukraine’s best kept metal secret JINJER already have a huge fan base throughout Europe following massive European tours and festival performances. Their explosive mixture of groove metal and hardcore flavored with progressive elements is set to take over alternative stages across the globe.

The band states:
“We’ve spent the better part of two years touring our butts off but it’s always something special for us when we play the Ukraine. The spirit and intensity of our fans and friends there are a much welcomed reminder of what Jinjer is about and where we come from. We were lucky enough to catch one of those moments at the Atlas Weekend Festival 2017. This live video of Who Is Gonna Be The One is a revamped version with a different arrangement. Consider this is our way of saying thank you to our supporters back home as well as abroad!”

Their latest effort King Of Everything infects the planet with feisty growls and soul-shattering clean vocals, front-woman extraordinaire Tatiana Shmailyuk holds the balancing elements that keep it all together with a guarantee to rattle your bones!

JINJER are already looking forward to their upcoming tour supporting the mighty ARCH ENEMY: “We are literally counting the days until this tour starts! It’s everything that we’ve been working up to for the past few years: bigger venues, bigger crowds and smashing the stage every night with the likes of a heavy metal giant like ARCH ENEMY. This tour will be one for the record books for sure!”

All upcoming JINJER dates as Support of ARCH ENEMY as well as their headlining tour in the UK tour dates can be found listed below
JINJER as Support of ARCH ENEMY
“Will To Power Tour 2017”

15.09.2017 AT – Innsbruck, Music Hall
16.09.2017 AT – Linz, Posthof
17.09.2017 SI – Ljubljana, Cvetlicarna
18.09.2017 RS – Belgrade, Dom Omladine
20.09.2017 RO – Bucharest, Quantic Club Open Air Stage
21.09.2017 BG – Sofia, Universiada Hall
22.09.2017 GR – Athens, Piraeus 117 Academy
23.09.2017 GR – Thessaloniki, Principal Club Theater
25.09.2017 SK – Bratislava, Majestic Music Club
26.09.2017 PL – Warsaw, Progresja
27.09.2017 LT – Vilnius, Loftas
29.09.2017 LV – Riga, Melna Piektdiena
30.09.2017 EE – Tallinn, Rock Cafe
01.10.2017 FI – Helsinki, The Circus
03.10.2017 BY – Minsk, Re:Public
21.10.17 UA – Kiew /Sentrum
*supporting TWELVE FOOT NINJA

JINJER UK Headlining Tour
17.11.17 UK – Dublin / On The Rox
18.11.17 UK – Limerick / The Kasbah
20.11.17 UK – London / The Underworld
21.11.17 UK – Milton Keynes / Craufurd Arms
22.11.17 UK – Manchester/ Gullivers
23.11.17 UK – Glasgow / Audio
24.11.17 UK – Sheffield / Corporation
25.11.17 UK – Nottingham / Rock City Basement
26.11.17 UK – Birmingham / The Flapper

JINJER as Support of ARCH ENEMY
“Will To Power Tour 2018”
w/ Wintersun, Tribulation
12.01.18 DE – Munich / Tonhalle
13.01.18 DE – Stuttgart / LKA Longhorn
14.01.18 CZ – Prague / Forum Karlin
15.01.18 CH – Zurich / Komplex
17.01.18 IT – Milano / Alcatraz
18.01.18 FR – Lyon / Transbordeur
19.01.18 ES – Barcelona / Razzmatazz
20.01.18 ES – Madrid / La Riviera
22.01.18 FR – Toulouse / Le Bikini
23.01.18 FR – Paris / Bataclan
24.01.18 BE – Antwerp / Trix
26.01.18 DE – Oberhausen / Turbinenhalle
27.01.18 DE – Geiselwind / Music Hall
28.01.18 NL – Tilburg / O13
29.01.18 DE – Hamburg / Große Freiheit
31.01.18 SE – Malmö / KB
01.02.18 NO – Oslo / Rockefeller
02.02.18 SE – Stockholm / Arenan
03.02.18 SE – Gothenburg / Trädgarn
05.02.18 DE – Berlin / Huxleys
06.02.18 DE – Wiesbaden / Schlachthof
07.02.18 DE – Saarbrucken / Garage

Don’t miss out on this tour run! Tickets can already be purchased HERE!

Jinjer Line-Up:
Tatiana Shmailyuk – Vocals
Roman Ibramkhalilov – Guitars
Eugene Kostyuk – Bass
Vladislav Ulasevish – drums

For More Info Visit:
www.facebook.com/JinjerOfficial
http://jinjer-metalband.com/

 

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The WIZARDS OF WINTER Announce First Wave of Fall/Winter 2017 Tour Dates + New Christmas Album Details

September 1st, 2017
by Celtic Bob

Holiday rock opera ensemble the WIZARDS OF WINTER – featuring former members of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Rainbow and the bands of Alice Cooper and Ted Nugent – amazed audiences throughout the holiday seasons of 2015 and 2016 with their magical live performances and music from their latest full-length release, The Magic of Winter. This year, the WIZARDS OF WINTER are following up previous triumphs with a brand new tour and album!

Their third full-length album, The Christmas Dream, is set to be released later this year and will include all original holiday music in the style only the WIZARDS OF WINTER can convey – enchanting, haunting and powerful. As with The Magic of Winter, the new album is produced by Eric Rachel (in tandem with WIZARDS OF WINTER’s music director/keyboardist Scott Kelly) at Traxeast (Symphony X, Skid Row, Styx). The album art will once again be designed by classic rock album artist Ioannis (Deep Purple, Allman Brothers, Styx).

The Christmas Dream takes the listener on a musical “sleigh ride”, covering many genres from pop to progressive rock. More details on the new album are set to be announced soon, and pre-sales will begin October 1 via www.thewizardsofwinter.com.

“This has been a fun album to write and record,” says Scott Kelly. “We hope all of those who experienced ‘the magic of winter’ with us further join us within our ‘Christmas dream’!”

In addition to this news, the WIZARDS OF WINTER are pleased to announce the first confirmed dates for their upcoming annual holiday tour, which will include stops in the northern Midwest and western US for the first time! Currently confirmed dates include stops in Florida, Illinois, Oregon, and other states across the nation. Each night, the ensemble will evoke the spirit of Christmas, weaving a story entirely based on the The Magic of Winter and The Christmas Dream albums. Each WIZARDS OF WINTER performance showcases soaring vocal harmonies, precision string instrumentation, outstanding guitar leads, powerful percussion and stunning keyboard work.

This year’s tour will feature the violin and back-up vocal talents of new member Ellie Krasner. Ellie joins the WIZARDS OF WINTER after recently completing a national tour with the world-renowned Barrage 8, a unique string octet.

WIZARDS OF WINTER currently confirmed tour dates:
11/17 – Clearwater, FL @ Capitol Theare
11/18 – Melbourne, FL @ King Center for the Performing Arts
11/25 – Red Bank, NJ @ Count Basie Theatre
12/1 – Chicago, IL @ Portage Theatre
12/2 – Fairmont, MN @ Fairmont Opera House
12/5 – Minot, ND @ Nelson Hall @ MSU
12/8 – Bremerton, WA @ Admiral Theatre
12/10 – Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall
12/14 – Warrendale, PA @ Jergals
12/15 – Derry, NH @ Tupelo Hall
12/16 – Englewood, NJ @ Bergan PAC
12/17 – Easton, PA @ Easton State Theatre
12/21 – Traverse City, MI @ City Opera House
12/23 – Canton, OH @ Canton Place Theatre
+ More TBA

Previous tours have seen the WIZARDS OF WINTER performing their brand of theatrical yuletide rock to several thousands of attendees and grabbed the attention of mainstream media such as Entertainment Weekly and Yahoo Music. Check back for more performance confirmations and ticket links via www.wizardsofwinter.com/tour-dates/.

About The WIZARDS OF WINTER:
The WIZARDS OF WINTER are a 12-member ensemble performing classical and progressive-influenced rock music woven throughout a theatrical holiday-themed show. While the group’s style is undoubtedly inspired by the genius of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO), the WIZARDS OF WINTER offer a diverse array of unique, original material with broad audience appeal performed in an a more intimate setting.

In addition to current WIZARDS OF WINTER and former TSO members Tony Gaynor and Guy LeMonnier who joined the band in 2013, former TSO members Joe Cerisano, Michael Lanning and Tommy Farese have all toured with the band in previous years.

Touring in support of their upcoming album, The Christmas Dream, the WIZARDS OF WINTER will also perform songs from their latest release, The Magic of Winter.The album can be ordered in physical format here or purchased digitally via iTunes. The Magic of Winter features the unforgettable single “The Spirit of Christmas”.

“The band features original members of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, so it comes as no surprise to hear sweeping, dramatic arrangements of holiday songs and classics on The Magic of Winter – a fine record to get your Santa spirit flowing in full force…” – CraveOnline

“It’s a Christmas album that both metalheads and non-metalheads can enjoy.”- About.com

“Excellent musicianship and dazzling special effects bundled into a story often results in entertainment spectaculars that audience members talk about months and months after the experience.” – Pollstar

“World class musicians that you need to experience live…” – Aquarian Weekly

“Powerful crescendos, the heavenly choir and the mighty chimes – you’ll be breaking out the eggnog in no time…” – Asbury Park Press

“Waken to the Sound is a masterpiece…” – BraveWords

WIZARDS OF WINTER is:
Scott Kelly – Music Director, Keyboards
Sharon Kelly – Flute, Vocals
Fred Gorhau – Guitar
TW Durfy – Guitar
Tommy Ference – Drums
Greg Smith – Bass
Ellie Krasner – Violin
Mary McIntrye – Keyboards, vocals
Guy LeMonnier – Vocals
Vincent Jiovino – vocals
Shawna Mehall – Vocals
Tony Gaynor – Narration

To learn more about the WIZARDS OF WINTER, please visit www.facebook.com/TheWizardsofWinter and www.thewizardsofwinter.com.

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Jeff Scott Soto To Release “Retribution” November 10th

September 1st, 2017
by Celtic Bob

It has been 15 years since Frontiers Music Srl first partnered with Jeff Scott Soto for a release. Now, in celebration of that anniversary, Frontiers Music srl will release another new album from Jeff, entitled “Retribution” on November 10th! Co-written and produced with JSS alumni Howie Simon, fans of the storied vocalist can expect a hard rockin’ melodic album in the style that they’ve come to know and love from Jeff Scott Soto!

Order the album here: http://radi.al/Retribution or at the links below:

Frontiers: http://www.frontiers.shop (CD & VINYL)
Amazon: http://radi.al/RetributionAmazon
iTunes: http://radi.al/RetributioniTunes
Google Play: http://radi.al/RetributionGooglePlay

Digital pre-orders come with an instant download of “Breakout”.

Follow Jeff on Spotify: http://radi.al/RetributionSpotify and Apple Music: http://radi.al/RetributionAppleMusic to be alerted when new singles from the album are released and don’t forget to add “Breakout” to your favorite playlists.

“I was beyond excited and ready to make this album upon reviewing some of the songs Howie had in mind for it,” JSS explains. “I knew it would be a great follow up to the killer albums I’ve made thus far with Frontiers. “Breakout’ is a great lead in as to what you can look forward to!”

Jeff Scott Soto’s career spans over 30 years. He was first introduced to the public as the vocalist for guitar virtuoso Yngwie Malmsteen’s iconic first two solo albums before going on to front the esteemed hard rock band Talisman. He is also one of the vocalists for the wildly popular Trans-Siberian Orchestra, the lead vocalist for supergroup W.E.T. (featuring JSS alongside members of Eclipse and Work Of Art), creative visionary for the more metal leaning SOTO, and frontman for the new supergroup, Sons Of Apollo (which also features Mike Portnoy, Derek Sherinian, Bumblefoot, and Billy Sheehan) amongst many other musical activities he has been and is involved in. He also held a stint fronting Rock N Roll Hall Of Famers Journey and was one of the vocalists for the officially sanctioned Queen tribute, Queen Extravaganza. His incredible voice has led to many invitations to do guest lead or background vocals on a multitude of albums, including, but not limited to. Stryper, Joel Hoekstra, Saigon Kick, Fergie Frederiksen, Lita Ford, Steelheart, and many more.

In 1994, he released his first solo outing “Love Parade”, followed by the acclaimed “Prism” (2002), “Lost In The Translation” (2005), “Beautiful Mess” (2009), and “Damage Control” (2012). “Retribution” is his sixth proper solo studio album.


Track Listing:
1. Retribution
2. Inside/Outside
3. Rage Of The Year
4. Reign Again
5. Feels Like Forever
6. Last Time
7. Bullet For My Baby
8. Song For Joey
9. Breakout
10. Dedicate To You
11. Autumn

Produced & arranged by: Jeff Scott Soto & Howie Simon

Band Members:
Jeff Scott Soto – Vocals, Keyboards
Howie Simon – Guitar & Bass (except on “Reign Again” and “Song For Joey”)
Edu Cominato – Drums
August Zadra – Guitar on “Reign Again”
Stephen Sturm – Guitar on “Reign Again”
Carlos Costa – Bass on “Reign Again”
Paul Mendonca – Guitar, Keyboards & Bass on “Song For Joey”

For More Info Visit:
http://jeffscottsoto.com/news/
https://www.facebook.com/JeffScottSoto

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NARCOTIC WASTELAND’s Dallas Toler-Wade Discusses Gear Used on “Delirium Tremens” in New Rigged Video

September 1st, 2017
by Celtic Bob

Extreme metal four-piece NARCOTIC WASTELAND – the full-time project of former Nile frontman Dallas Toler-Wade – will release a brand new full-length album, entitled Delirium Tremens, on October 13, 2017 via Megaforce Records/MRI. The album is now available for pre-orders via Amazon, with more options coming soon.

Today, Gear Gods has the exclusive on a new “Rigged” video detailing the gear Dallas Toler-Wade used on Delirium Tremens.

Delirium Tremens shines a spotlight on negative human behavior, inspired by – but not entirely based on – our country’s addiction epidemic. NARCOTIC WASTELAND named their new album after the title track, which is about delirium tremens, the medical term for symptoms an alcoholic suffers after about three days without a drink.

Over the years, many of Toler-Wade’s friends and family have fallen into the abyss of addiction, and some have never returned. It’s a tragic byproduct of growing up in Fayetteville, North Carolina, a military town where male residents have a PTSD rate as high as 75% and there are the most reported incidents of shaken baby syndrome in the country. Lots of Fayetteville’s disenchanted population chooses to escape misery through street drugs, prescription medication and alcohol.

Instead of remaining silent about the scourge that has surrounded him, Toler-Wade addresses it throughout Delirium Tremens. In the torrential, hyper-speed guitar-fest “Faces of Meth,” he growls about amphetamines, “slowly killing you while robbing your youth and beauty” and laments those who “never had a chance at a normal life” and are “raised from generations of total ignorance.” Listen to “Faces of Meth” here: https://youtu.be/UJPkigmZspY

Delirium Tremens is a dramatic musical evolution from the band’s first release. Not only is the production better, the chemistry between Rhone and Toler-Wade is impeccable, each feeling out and feeding off of the other’s playing. And bassist Chris Dupre and drummer Phil Cancilla form a whirlwind rhythm section that’s tighter than a locked door. Coupled with trenchant grooves and impacting vocals, Delirium Tremens is more than an homage to the band’s favorite musicians, it’s a new style wrought from some of the best pages of the past.

“Maybe knowing that this was going to be my main band made me think about it a little more carefully about the songs,” Toler-Wade says. “I had a bit more direction and the stuff I was writing seemed more focused. The first record established a sound and this one definitely took it to the next level.”

Delirium Tremens track listing:
1. Introspective Nightmares
2. Faces of Meth
3. Return to the Underground
4. We Agnostics
5. In Memoriam (intro)
6. Bleed and Swell
7. Delirium Tremens
8. Self Immolation
9. Life Revolted
10. You Will Die Alone
11. Husk
12. Pharma Culture

Delirium Tremens was produced and mixed by NARCOTIC WASTELAND at Vegas View Recording and Dallas’ home studio. For mixing, the band tapped Grammy award winning producer Neil Kernon at Auslander, with mastering by metal producer-elite Alan Douches at West West Side Music.

NARCOTIC WASTELAND will head out on a 20+ city North American tour, beginning October 21 in Greenville, SC and hitting several states and provinces, coming to an end in Orlando, FL on December 9. Select dates will feature support from Dreaming Dead and Extinction Level Event. See below for a full listing of tour dates and get tickets via individual venues as they become available.

NARCOTIC WASTELAND 2017 Tour Dates:
Support bands: 10/30-11/5 Dreaming Dead, 11/30-12/6, Extinction Level Event

10/21 – Greenville, SC @ The Radio Room
10/24 – Houston, TX @ Walter’s Downtown
10/25 – Fort Worth, TX @ The Rail Club
10/26 – OKC, OK @ Thunder Alley
10/27 – Wichita, KS @ The Elbow Room
10/28 – Gallup, NM @ Juggernaut Music
10/29 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Dive Bar
10/30 – San Diego, CA @ Brick by Brick
10/31 – Anaheim, CA @ Doll Hut
11/01 – Sacramento, CA @ Blue Lamp
11/03 – Bend, OR @ The Third Street Pub
11/04 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
11/05 – Vancouver, BC @ Astoria
11/07 – Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite Room (BRIXX)
11/08 – Calgary, AB @ Dickens Pub
11/09 – Winnipeg, MN @ The Pyramid Cabaret
11/16 – Appleton, WI @ Gibson Hall
11/18 – Omaha, NE @ Dr. Jack’s Drinkery
11/22 – Akron, OH @ The Empire
11/24 – Joliet, IL @ The Forge
11/26 – Westland, MI @ The Token
11/27 – Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks
11/28 – Montreal, QC @ Piranha Bar
11/29 – Quebec City, QC @ l’anti bar & spectacles
11/30 – Manchester, NH @ The Jewel
12/01 – Amityville, NY @ Revolution Room
12/02 – Queens, NY @ Blackthorn 51
12/03 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
12/06 – Chesapeake, VA @ Riffhouse
12/08 – Charleston, SC @ The Sparrow
12/09 – Orlando, FL @ Bombshells Tavern

NARCOTIC WASTELAND is:
Dallas Toler-Wade – Guitar, Vocals
Ed Rhone – Guitar Vocals
Chris “Lutachrist” Dupre – Bass, Vocals
Phil Cancilla – Drums

NARCOTIC WASTELAND Online:
www.narcoticwasteland.com
www.facebook.com/narcoticwasteland
www.twitter.com/Narco_Wasteland
www.youtube.com/user/narcoticwasteland

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Babylon A.D. To Release “Revelation Highway” November 10th And Premiere New Video For “Crash and Burn”

August 30th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

 

Babylon A.D. are proud to be one of the few hard rock bands from the late ’80s/early ’90s that are still operating with all of their original members: Derek Davis, vocalist/songwriter, guitarists and songwriters, John Matthews and Ron Freschi, drummer Jamey Pacheco and bassist Robb Reid. The band formed in 1987 and to celebrate their 30th Anniversary, the band will release their new album, “Revelation Highway” on November 10, 2017.

Today Babylon A.D. presents the first video for the first song from the album “Crash and Burn.” Watch the video HERE.

Order the album here: http://radi.al/BabylonAD or at the links below:

Frontiers: http://www.frontiers.shop (CD & VINYL)
Apple Music: http://radi.al/BabylonADiTunes
Amazon: http://radi.al/BabylonADAmazon
Google Play: http://radi.al/BabylonADGooglePlay

Digital pre-orders come with an instant download of “Crash and Burn.”

Follow the band on Spotify: http://radi.al/BabylonADSpotifyto be alerted when new singles from the album are released and to add “Crash and Burn” to your favorite playlists.

Vocalist, Derek Davis on the new album:

“This record kicks ass, from the opening track ‘Crash and Burn’ to the last track ‘Saturday Night’. The band had a blast making the album and a lot had to do with original founding member lead-guitarist John Matthews rejoining the band. He really lit the fire that got the bands blood pumping to make a new record. For me it was awesome to produce and mix such a cool record. It’s very hard hitting yet melodic, with some great lyrical story telling and great stand out tracks like, ‘One Million Miles’, ‘Tears’, ‘Rags to Riches, and ‘She Likes To Give It’. The songs are so catchy and memorable on the first listen I know our fans are gonna love it! And of course there are some burning guitar leads to keep the metal heads happy. The band is very grateful that Frontiers Music Srl listened to the tracks and felt the same way about them as we do and offered us the opportunity to get this record out. We can’t wait to hit the road and play the material live.”
Featuring 10 tracks of the energetic classic hard rock the band is known for, “Revelation Highway” is sure to please fans of the band’s classic early material. The band will play shows in the UK and Germany this August/September to kick off promotion for the album with more touring planned both in the U.S. and UK/Europe!

* August 28, 2017 – The Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes, UK (w/ Spread Eagle)
* August 30, 2017 – Matrix Bouchum, Bochum, Germany (w/Vain &
Spread Eagle)
* September 1, 2017 – Paunchy-Cats, Lichtenfels, Germany (w/ Spread Eagle)

Formed in 1987, Babylon A.D. hail from San Francisco, CA. In 1988, Babylon A.D. caught the attention of Arista Records President and music industry legend “Clive Davis”, who signed them at a live showcase in Los Angeles. Their self-titled debut was released in fall of 1989 and included their hard rock classics “Bang Go The Bells”, “Hammer Swings Down”, and “The Kid Goes Wild”. The band scored three #1 songs at metal radio and reached gold sales status in the U.S. on their first release, which spent 38 weeks on the Billboard Top 200, peaking at #46. Their sophomore effort, “Nothing Sacred” was released in 1992 and produced two more Top Ten metal songs, “Bad Blood” and “So Savage the Heart”. Constant touring throughout the early 1990s and several MTV videos made them one of hard rock fans’ favorites.

After spending several years on Arista Records the band signed with Apocalypse Records in 1999 and released “Live In Your Face”, a compilation of live tracks recorded at various cities’ throughout the United States and on July 4, 2000, the band released their third studio album, “American Blitzkrieg”. In 2008, the band released “In The Beginning” on Apocalypse/Perris Records, a compilation of songs from the original demo tapes that secured them their recording contract with Arista Records. In 2014, Babylon A.D. returned with a four song E.P., “Lost Sessions/Fresno, CA 93”, a collection of songs that had been found on an old reel tape that had never been released. The band played several dates across the U.S. and also played the “Firefest Rock Festival” in Nottingham, England.

In March 2015, the band released a live record “LIVE@XXV” to celebrate their 25th Anniversary of recording together. That same year, they were invited to play the “Monsters of Rock Cruise” and select dates across the U.S. 2016 saw the band play more rock festivals along with The “Bang Your Head” Festival in Balingen Germany, Chicago’s “Rock’N’Skull” fest and once again the “Monsters of Rock Cruise”.


Track Listing:
1. Crash And Burn
2. Fool On Fire
3. One Million Miles
4. Tears
5. She Likes To Give It
6. Rags To Riches
7. Last Time For Love
8. I’m No Good For You
9. Saturday Night
10. Don’t Tell Me Tonight

Babylon A.D. Lineup
Derek Davis – Lead Vocals, Keyboards, Acoustic Guitar
Ron Freschi – Guitars & Vocals
John Mathews – Guitars & Keyboards
Robb Reid – Bass & Vocals
James Pacheco – Drums & Percussion

For More Info Visit:
* Official Website:http://www.babylonad.com/
* Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Babylonadband/
* Twitter:https://twitter.com/babylonadband

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SAVAGE MASTER Streaming New Song, New Mini Album Out In October

August 30th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

The Kentucky based occult Heavy Metallers SAVAGE MASTER, are without a doubt one of the most hard working bands of the new generation. Their brand new mini LP entitled “Creature Of The Flames”, will hit the streets on Friday 13, October 2017, and will be available as CD (Skol Records), vinyl LP (High Roller Records) and digital download. The effort will include four brand new songs, and a cover version of the NWoBHM classic “Death Or Glory” – originally recorded by HOLOCAUST – all recorded, mixed and mastered the analog way. Cover artwork of “Creature Of The Flames” was painted by Chris Moyen (BEHERIT, BLASPHEMY).

The mini album will be promoted on US TOUR in September and October 2017, and on EUROPEAN TOUR in the Spring of 2018.

SAVAGE MASTER plays pure old school Heavy Metal, which follows the tradition of acts such as CIRITH UNGOL, BITCH, early JUDAS PRIEST and MERCYFUL FATE, while their stage image is a tribute to classic horror movies such as “Black Sunday” (aka “The Mask Of Satan”), and the legendary Hammer Films productions.

Visit the band: www.facebook.com/savagemaster666
More information: www.skolrecords.com

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Custom Sportswear Brand PUCK HCKY Now Offering EXODUS and GRUESOME Hockey Jerseys, Flannels & More

August 30th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

PUCK HCKY (www.puckhcky.com) – the custom hockey apparel brand dominating music merchandise – have recently partnered with an exciting mix of artists, such as Snoop Dogg (who recently sported his PUCK HCKY brand hat on Jimmy Kimmel Live), Testament and Overkill. PUCK HCKY are thrilled to expand further with the joining of thrash legends Exodus and heavy metal newcomers Gruesome. In addition, PUCK HCKY plans to add partnerships with artists such as Meshuggah, Darkest Hour, Toothgrinder, Less Than Jake and others in the coming months, as well as music labels and other brands.

The Exodus “Bonded by Puck” collection is designed around the band’s favorite sports teams. In the hockey world, Exodus loves the Calgary Flames and Philadelphia Flyers. Fittingly, the Bonded By Blood jersey is classic Flames style, and the Fabulous Disaster jerseys (two colorways) have that Philly spirit. Exodus also tasked PUCK HCKY with crossing hockey over with their other favorite sports. The Piranha jersey brings in a little football, as it’s done up in 49ers colors, and The Warrior jersey gives props to reigning champs of the NBA, the Golden State Warriors. Fun fact: The Warrior is also the same jersey worn by the Hanson Brothers in Slapshot! All of the jerseys, as well as the Toxic Waltz flannels in this collection sport a patch based on their legendary song of the same name, if you look closely, you’ll find two players ready to “waltz it up”. Each jersey and select flannels also feature the “Bonded by Puck” patch which commemorates the collaboration and pays tribute to the San Francisco Giants.

The Gruesome “Skate Savage Play Savage” collection celebrates old school Death Metal. The Demonized jersey design harkens back to the 80’s and 90’s Death Metal scene, with a brand new hockey make-over. While the Bronx Bomber jersey pays homage to band favorite, the New York Yankees.

Both lines feature not only hockey jerseys, but also several different colored hoodies and flannels. See below for images of selections from the individual Exodus and Gruesome collections and visit www.puckhcky.com to see every design:

Matt Marini, CEO of PUCK HCKY says: “Well it certainly doesn’t get any more legendary than adding the mighty Exodus to the PUCK HCKY roster! Everyone knows that you can’t have any discussion about Bay Area thrash without starting with Exodus. The guys are very proud of their home and we worked hard to reflect that in the designs. The “Bonded by Puck” collection is here! We are also super-pumped to add a newer, but no less heavy band in Gruesome! We totally dig that Gruesome pays tribute to old-school death metal with their look and sound. The “Skate Savage Play Savage” collection is also here!”

Exodus guitarist Gary Holt adds: “Hella stoked to be collaborating with PUCK HCKY. This is what Paul Baloff is wearing right now while he is beating posers with his hockey stick mic stand in Hell.”

Thrash architects Exodus are celebrating 32 years since the release of their first album, thrash metal’s classic blueprint Bonded By Blood. Keeping with that tradition, Exodus was joined by their original guitarist, Metallica’s Kirk Hammett, on their most recent release Blood In, Blood Out (2014). In its first week, Blood In, Blood Out doubled the first week sales of their most previous full-length release, in addition to securing their highest charting position ever – #38 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, as well as #2 on the Hard Rock/Metal chart and #6 on the Independent Albums chart. Blood In, Blood Out gained a strong foothold in European countries by topping several first-week international charts, as well as landing at #6 on Canada’s Hard Music chart. The band is currently gearing-up for the Battle of the Bays tour which kicks off September 14 and runs through October 16, as well as writing the follow up to Blood In, Blood Out.

Gruesome’s Matt Harvey adds: “We’re very excited to be working with the fine folks at PUCK HCKY to come up with some truly gruesome jerseys! We collaborated to come up with some killer designs – check ’em out and get some blood on the ice!”

Gruesome originated from guitarist/vocalist Matt Harvey and drummer Gus Rios’ mutual involvement with the DEATH TO ALL tours (Harvey serving as frontman for the original nine-member mini-tour and Rios performing Baptized In Blood and working with DTA drummer Sean Reinert on the following US tour where Exhumed filled in as support on a few dates). The pair stayed in touch and after discussing and discarding the idea of putting together another incarnation of DTA to focus exclusively on the first two albums, Harvey half-jokingly suggested writing their own songs in that vein. It wasn’t long before the idea gained traction, and the “band” had five songs written. With Harvey writing in California, Rios recruited Possessed guitarist Daniel Gonzalez and Derkéta bassist Robin Mazen to record the material in Florida, while Harvey tracked his vocals on the west coast. The result is a truly gruesome slab of late-80s / early 90s “Florida Death Metal” that specifically celebrates the early Death records. Tragically, there will never be any truly new Death material, but Gruesome is humbly determined to keep the band’s classic sound alive as faithfully as possible.

The current PUCK HCKY team roster includes Snoop Dogg, Testament, Overkill, Exodus, Gruesome, Hed PE, David Ellefson of Megadeth, All Hail The Yeti, Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, Monster Truck, Ice Guardians movie, 36 Crazyfists, First Jason (Friday the 13th), Tomas Tatar (Detroit Red Wings), Marian Hossa (Chicago Blackhawks), Calvin Pickard (Colorado Avalanche), Eric Comrie (Winnipeg Jets) and Thom Hazaert.

To order these and other PUCK HCKY merchandise designs, please visit www.puckhcky.com. You can also visit PUCK HCKY on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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MADAME MAYHEM ANNOUNCES FALL TOUR DATES IN THE U.S. AND EUROPE/U.K.

August 30th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

Madame Mayhem is a true rocker with an eclectic style in every aspect of life – merging theatricality with hard-hitting, rocking tunes. And coming this fall, fans worldwide will get the opportunity to experience this larger-than-life figure on a concert stage, as Madame Mayhem will be hitting the road with Austin John Winkler (formerly the voice of Hinder) and Smile Empty Soul this fall on the Love Sick Radio Tour (presented by M7 Agency) in the U.S.A., before heading over to Europe and the U.K. for dates with Fozzy and Hardcore Superstar. A trailer for the tour has been posted here: https://goo.gl/iSzYJY

“Excited to be part of this leg of the Love Sick Radio Tour with Austin John Winkler and Smile Empty Soul, presented by M7 Agency,” says Madame Mayhem. “I love Austin’s voice, and grew up listening to Hinder, and am a fan of Smile Empty Soul – ‘Bottom of a Bottle’ was a song that helped me when I was frustrated or upset growing up, and I love that song, so being able to watch them play every night after our set is going to be a blast. I am also super excited we get to perform in some areas we haven’t had the chance to play live for yet. Hope to see new and familiar faces out in the crowd. It’s also great that this run is right before we head over to the UK and Europe with Fozzy and Hardcore Superstar. Our sets will have the new not yet released songs as well as songs out now, so it will be cool to introduce these new songs to the world all jam packed in a couple of months!”

The singer has performed across the United States to packed rooms, including B.B.King Blues Club, The Roxy, The Viper Room, Bowery Ballroom, Knitting Factory, a residency at The Cutting Room, the Bluebird Café during Grammy nomination week, Shiprocked Cruise 2017, Sunfest 2017, Sturgis Buffalo Chip 2017, and has performed on national tours with renowned and respected artists such as Doro and Mushroomhead.

Madame Mayhem has been covered in both fashion and rock music media worldwide, which includes feature coverage in Aquarian Weekly, Brave Words, Fashion Style, Gannett, Guitar World, KNAC, Loudwire (her music videos have been top 10 for multiple weeks), New Noise, Revolver, The Day In Rock, listed in ROCKwell UnScene Magazine’s top 5 Best Female Vocalists of 2016, and more. Additionally, she made most added on the CMJ Loud Radio Charts with over 60 stations nationally in the United States.

And with a new album on the horizon (release date Friday, October 20th, 2017), Madame Mayhem is setting the stage for what promises to be a big 2018 with this string of worldwide tour dates in 2017!

CONFIRMED TOUR DATES:

Sep 22 Front Street Grill Dardanelle, AR
Sep 23 Outland Ballroom Springfield, MO
Sep 24 Shots Rolla, MO
Sep 26 Spillway Bowling Green, KY
Sep 27 Rockhouse Live Memphis, TN
Sep 29 9 Muses Tyler, TX
Sep 30 Hideaway Jackson, MS
Oct 03 Still Bar Gadsden, AL
Oct 05 Captain Hiram’s Sebastian, FL
Oct 06 State Theatre St Petersburg, FL
Oct 07 1904 Music Hall Jacksonville, FL
Oct 08 CLUB LA Destin, FL
Oct 11 Poseidon Rooftop Bar Hilton Head Island, SC
Oct 12 Carolina Nightlight Darlington, SC
Oct 13 Hogtails Pendleton, SC
Oct 14 Johnny and Junes Winston-Salem, NC
Oct 15 Open Chord Knoxville, TN
Oct 27 O2 Academy 2 Birmingham, United Kingdom
Oct 28 Tivoli Dublin, Ireland
Oct 29 Limelight 2 Belfast, United Kingdom
Oct 31 Live Rooms Chester-Le-Street, United Kingdom
Nov 01 Waterfront Manchester, United Kingdom
Nov 02 Islington Academy London, United Kingdom
Nov 03 Corporation Sheffield, United Kingdom
Nov 04 The Garage Glasgow, United Kingdom
Nov 05 Riverside Newcastle, United Kingdom
Nov 07 Q Factory Amsterdam, Netherlands
Nov 08 Colas Saal Aschaffenburg, Germany
Nov 09 Z7 Pratteln, Switzerland
Nov 10 Live Club Trezzo Sull’adda, Italy
Nov 11 New Age Club Roncade, Italy
Nov 12 Kimera Rock Rome, Italy
Nov 14 Flex Wien, Austria
Nov 15 TECHNIKUM Munich, Germany
Nov 16 Turock Essen, Germany
Nov 17 Grunespan Hamburg, Germany
Nov 18 CPG Genk, Belgium

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT:

www.MadameMayhem.com

www.Facebook.com/MadameMayhem

www.Twitter.com/MayhemOfficial

www.youtube.com/MadameMayhemOfficial

 

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Wildernessking – Interview with Keenan Nathan Oakes

August 30th, 2017
by Metal-Rules.com UK Team

Wildernessking

Interview with Keenan Nathan Oakes

By Oliver M.

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Obey Your (Re)Master: METALLICA Announce Long Awaited ‘Puppets’ Box

August 30th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

A little over a year ago, we proudly reissued our first two albums remastered for the most advanced sound quality possible along with special deluxe editions including previously unreleased audio and video recordings. We promised to give that love to the entire catalog, and we’re back today with all the details about the release of Master of Puppets, coming to your favorite music retailer and Metallica.com on November 10th.

Available in both physical and digital versions (digital available on November 10th), we’ve got several options for your Metalli-pleasure… CD, vinyl, 3-CD expanded edition and deluxe box set. The 3-CD set includes the remastered album, a disc that is a combination of rough mixes, demos and an interview, and a disc featuring a mix of live songs that are sequenced into a typical set list from the Damage, Inc. tour. The limited edition deluxe box set includes unreleased demos, rough mixes, interviews and live tracks, many of which have never even been available in the collector or bootleg community and were pulled from our personal collections. There’s also a 108-page hardcover book with rare and never before seen photos and essays from those who were there with us for the wild ride. All in all, there are three LPs, ten CDs, a cassette, two DVDs, a lithograph with art by Pushead, a folder with handwritten lyrics, and if that isn’t enough to push you over the edge, we’ve also thrown in a set of six buttons (!).

Pre-order your copy now and we’ll send you a digital remastered version of “Disposable Heroes” while 3-CD and deluxe box pre-orders will also receive a download of “The Thing That Should Not Be” live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL recorded on May 25, 1986. Several additional instant grats will be sent to all pre-orders between now and November 10th.

Deluxe box sets are limited edition collectors’ items, so get yours before they are gone! You may pre-order all the configurations at the Met Store now, available at your local record stores around the world on Friday, November 10th.

REMASTERED DELUXE BOX SET

VINYL: MASTER OF PUPPETS (REMASTERED) (180g)
Includes Digital Download (MP3) Card

SIDE ONE

  1. Battery (Remastered) (5:12)
  2. Master of Puppets (Remastered) (8:35)
  3. The Thing That Should Not Be (Remastered) (6:36)
  4. Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (Remastered) (6:27)

SIDE TWO

  1. Disposable Heroes (Remastered) (8:16)
  2. Leper Messiah (Remastered) (5:40)
  3. Orion (Remastered) (8:27)
  4. Damage, Inc. (Remastered) (5:32)

VINYL: LIVE AT THE ARAGON BALLROOM, CHICAGO, IL – MAY 25TH, 1986 (2 LP) (140g)
Includes Digital Download (MP3) Card
Previously Unreleased Soundboard Recording

DISC ONE / SIDE ONE

  1. Battery (Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL – May 25th, 1986) (3:54)
    *Note: Someone didn’t hit record until after we started playing.
  2. Master of Puppets (Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL – May 25th, 1986) (8:18)
  3. For Whom The Bell Tolls (Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL – May 25th, 1986) (4:22)

DISC ONE / SIDE TWO

  1. Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL – May 25th, 1986) (7:12)
  2. The Thing That Should Not Be (Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL – May 25th, 1986) (6:15)
  3. (Anesthesia) – Pulling Teeth (Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL – May 25th, 1986) (2:57)
  4. Damage, Inc. (Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL – May 25th, 1986) (4:14)

DISC TWO / SIDE THREE

  1. Fade to Black (Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL – May 25th, 1986) (7:01)
  2. Seek & Destroy (Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL – May 25th, 1986) (7:22)
  3. Creeping Death (Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL – May 25th, 1986) (6:20)

DISC TWO / SIDE FOUR

  1. The Four Horsemen (Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL – May 25th, 1986) (5:23)
  2. Guitar Solo (Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL – May 25th, 1986) (3:12)
  3. Am I Evil? (Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL – May 25th, 1986) (3:42)
  4. Whiplash (Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL – May 25th, 1986) (4:44)

CD: MASTER OF PUPPETS (REMASTERED)

  1. Battery (Remastered) (5:12)
  2. Master of Puppets (Remastered) (8:35)
  3. The Thing That Should Not Be (Remastered) (6:36)
  4. Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (Remastered) (6:27)
  5. Disposable Heroes (Remastered) (8:16)
  6. Leper Messiah (Remastered) (5:40)
  7. Orion (Remastered) (8:27)
  8. Damage, Inc. (Remastered) (5:32)

CD: METALLICA INTERVIEWS
Previously Unreleased

DISC ONE

  1. Metal Forces Magazine Interview with Lars (40:57)
  2. Interview with Cliff (18:34)
  3. Metal Madness Magazine Interview with Cliff (19:30)

DISC TWO

  1. WYSP Philadelphia “Metal Shop” Radio Interview with Lars & James (14:07)
  2. Sounds Magazine Interview with Kirk, Cliff & Lars (50:41)
  3. Swedish Radio “Rockbox” Interview with Lars (5:53)
  4. Swedish Radio “Rockbox” Interview with Lars & Jason (4:11)

CD: ROUGH MIXES FROM THE VAULT
Previously Unreleased

  1. Battery (October 1985, Work in Progress Rough Mix) (5:11)
  2. Master of Puppets (November 1985, Work in Progress Rough Mix) (8:44)
  3. The Thing That Should Not Be (December 1985, Work in Progress Rough Mix) (6:21)
  4. Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (November 1985, Work in Progress Rough Mix) (6:29)
  5. Disposable Heroes (November 1985, Work in Progress Rough Mix) (8:26)
  6. Leper Messiah (December 1985, Work in Progress Rough Mix) (5:45)
  7. Orion (November 1985, Work in Progress Rough Mix) (8:21)
  8. Damage, Inc. (October 1985, Work in Progress Rough Mix) (4:14)
  9. The Money Will Roll Right In (Work in Progress Rough Mix) (2:57)
  10. The Prince (Work in Progress Rough Mix) (4:46)

CD: RIFFS, DEMOS & OUTTAKES FROM LARS’ & JAMES’ VAULTS
Previously Unreleased

DISC ONE

  1. Battery (1985, from James’ Riff Tapes) (0:16)
  2. Battery (1985, from James’ Riff Tapes II) (1:07)
  3. Master of Puppets (1985, from Kirk’s Riff Tapes) (0:37)
  4. Master of Puppets (1985, from James’ Riff Tapes) (1:40)
  5. Master of Puppets (1985, from James’ Riff Tapes II) (0:29)
  6. The Thing That Should Not Be (1985, from James’ Riff Tapes) (0:35)
  7. Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (1985, from James’ Riff Tapes) (2:07)
  8. Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (1985, from James’ Riff Tapes II) (1:58)
  9. Disposable Heroes (1985, from Kirk’s Riff Tapes) (1:27)
  10. Disposable Heroes (1985, from James’ Riff Tapes) (0:32)
  11. Leper Messiah (1985, from James’ Riff Tapes) (0:53)
  12. Leper Messiah (1985, from James’ Riff Tapes II) (0:54)
  13. Orion (1985, from James’ Riff Tapes) (1:15)
  14. Damage, Inc. (1985, from James’ Riff Tapes) (1:54)
  15. Disposable Heroes (May 1985, Writing in Progress) (4:11)
  16. Battery (May 1985, Writing in Progress) (6:26)
  17. Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (May 1985, Writing in Progress) (6:16)
  18. Disposable Heroes (May 1985, Writing in Progress II) (5:40)
  19. Battery (Early June 1985 Demo) (4:41)
  20. Disposable Heroes (Early June 1985 Demo) (8:38)
  21. Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (Early June 1985 Demo) (5:05)
  22. Master of Puppets (Mid-June 1985, Writing in Progress) (1:31)
  23. Master of Puppets (Mid-June 1985, Writing in Progress II) (12:08)
  24. Master of Puppets (Mid-June 1985 Demo) (8:44)

DISC TWO

  1. Disposable Heroes (Late June 1985 Demo) (8:59)
  2. Battery (Late June 1985 Demo) (4:42)
  3. Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (Late June 1985 Demo) (9:00)
  4. Master of Puppets (Late June 1985 Demo) (8:19)
  5. Damage, Inc. (Late August 1985, Writing in Progress) (2:40)
  6. Leper Messiah (Late August 1985 Demo) (5:34)
  7. Damage, Inc. (Late August 1985 Demo) (4:35)
  8. Leper Messiah (Late August 1985 Demo II) (5:55)
  9. Orion (September 1985 Drum Room Demo) (8:17)
  10. The Thing That Should Not Be (September 1985, Writing in Progress) (4:18)
  11. The Thing That Should Not Be (September 1985 Drum Room Demo) (6:21)
  12. The Money Will Roll Right In (September 1985 Drum Room Jam) (2:50)
  13. The Prince (September 1985 Drum Room Jam) (4:58)
  14. Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (Late 1985 Guitar Solo Outtakes) (1:23)
  15. Orion (Late 1985 Guitar Solo Outtakes) (0:54)
  16. Orion (Late 1985, Kirk & Lars in the Control Room) (1:02)

CD: LIVE AT THE MEADOWLANDS, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – APRIL 21ST, 1986
Previously Unreleased Soundboard Recording

  1. The Ecstasy of Gold (1:35)
  2. Battery (Live at The Meadowlands, East Rutherford, NJ – April 21st, 1986) (4:40)
  3. Master of Puppets (Live at The Meadowlands, East Rutherford, NJ – April 21st, 1986) (8:42)
  4. For Whom The Bell Tolls (Live at The Meadowlands, East Rutherford, NJ – April 21st, 1986) (4:24)
  5. Ride The Lightning (Live at The Meadowlands, East Rutherford, NJ – April 21st, 1986) (6:33)
  6. Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (Live at The Meadowlands, East Rutherford, NJ – April 21st, 1986 (5:41)
    *Note: The tape ran out before we finished the song.
  7. Seek & Destroy (Live at The Meadowlands, East Rutherford, NJ – April 21st, 1986) (3:50)
    *Note: The recording didn’t begin until we were halfway through the song.
  8. Creeping Death (Live at The Meadowlands, East Rutherford, NJ – April 21st, 1986) (6:47)
  9. Am I Evil? (Live at The Meadowlands, East Rutherford, NJ – April 21st, 1986) (4:13)
  10. Damage, Inc. (Live at The Meadowlands, East Rutherford, NJ – April 21st, 1986) (5:05)

CD: LIVE AT HAMPTON COLISEUM, HAMPTON, VA – AUGUST 3RD, 1986
Previously Unreleased Soundboard Recording

  1. Battery (Live at Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA – August 3rd, 1986) (4:26)
  2. Master of Puppets (Live at Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA – August 3rd, 1986) (7:59)
  3. For Whom The Bell Tolls (Live at Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA – August 3rd, 1986) (5:10)
  4. Bass Solo (Live at Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA – August 3rd, 1986) (0:59)
  5. Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (Live at Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA – August 3rd, 1986) (9:26)
  6. Seek & Destroy (Live at Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA – August 3rd, 1986) (7:50)
  7. Creeping Death (Live at Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA – August 3rd, 1986) (8:20)
  8. Am I Evil? (Live at Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA – August 3rd, 1986) (3:46)
  9. Damage, Inc. (Live at Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA – August 3rd, 1986) (5:56)

CD: JASON’S AUDITION & LIVE AT THE COUNTRY CLUB, RESEDA, CA – NOVEMBER 8TH, 1986
Previously Unreleased Soundboard Recordings

  1. Master of Puppets (Jason’s First Audition) (7:36)
  2. Battery (Jason’s First Audition) (4:13)
  3. Seek & Destroy (Jason’s Second Audition) (6:11)
  4. Creeping Death (Jason’s Second Audition) (5:38)
  5. Fight Fire With Fire (Jason’s Second Audition) (4:03)
  6. Master of Puppets (Live at The Country Club, Reseda, CA – November 8th, 1986) (7:51)
  7. For Whom The Bell Tolls (Live at The Country Club, Reseda, CA – November 8th, 1986) (4:50)
  8. Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (Live at The Country Club, Reseda, CA – November 8th, 1986) (6:04)
  9. Ride The Lightning (Live at The Country Club, Reseda, CA – November 8th, 1986) (6:21)
  10. Guitar Solo (Live at The Country Club, Reseda, CA – November 8th, 1986) (2:30)
  11. Whiplash (Live at The Country Club, Reseda, CA – November 8th, 1986) (4:08)
  12. Seek & Destroy (Live at The Country Club, Reseda, CA – November 8th, 1986) (6:34)
  13. The Four Horsemen (Live at The Country Club, Reseda, CA – November 8th, 1986) (5:03)
  14. Am I Evil? (Live at The Country Club, Reseda, CA – November 8th, 1986) (3:45)
  15. Damage, Inc. (Live at The Country Club, Reseda, CA – November 8th, 1986) (4:39)

CD: LIVE AT GRUGAHALLE, ESSEN, WEST GERMANY – JANUARY 25TH, 1987
Previously Unreleased Soundboard Recording

  1. Master of Puppets (Live at Grugahalle, Essen, West Germany – January 25th, 1987) (4:46)
    *Note: Someone didn’t hit record until we were halfway through the song
  2. For Whom The Bell Tolls (Live at Grugahalle, Essen, West Germany – January 25th, 1987) (4:30)
  3. Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (Live at Grugahalle, Essen, West Germany – January 25th, 1987) (5:49)
  4. Ride The Lightning (Live at Grugahalle, Essen, West Germany – January 25th, 1987) (6:25)
  5. Bass Solo (Live at Grugahalle, Essen, West Germany – January 25th, 1987) (5:06)
  6. Whiplash (Live at Grugahalle, Essen, West Germany – January 25th, 1987) (4:00)
  7. The Thing That Should Not Be (Live at Grugahalle, Essen, West Germany – January 25th, 1987) (5:42)
  8. Creeping Death (Live at Grugahalle, Essen, West Germany – January 25th, 1987) (7:42)
  9. The Four Horsemen (Live at Grugahalle, Essen, West Germany – January 25th, 1987) (4:59)
  10. Guitar Solo (Live at Grugahalle, Essen, West Germany – January 25th, 1987) (2:47)
  11. Am I Evil? (Live at Grugahalle, Essen, West Germany – January 25th, 1987) (3:41)
  12. Damage, Inc. (Live at Grugahalle, Essen, West Germany – January 25th, 1987) (5:10)
  13. Blitzkrieg (Live at Grugahalle, Essen, West Germany – January 25th, 1987) (4:25)

CASSETTE: LIVE AT SOLNAHALLEN, STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – SEPTEMBER 26TH, 1986
Includes Digital Download (MP3) Card
Fan Recording

SIDE A

  1. The Ecstasy of Gold (1:42)
  2. Battery (Live at Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden – September 26th, 1986) (4:27)
  3. Master of Puppets (Live at Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden – September 26th, 1986) (7:40)
  4. For Whom The Bell Tolls (Live at Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden – September 26th, 1986) (4:20)
  5. Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (Live at Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden – September 26th, 1986) (5:52)
  6. Ride The Lightning (Live at Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden – September 26th, 1986) (6:12)
  7. (Anesthesia) – Pulling Teeth (Live at Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden – September 26th, 1986) (5:11)
  8. Whiplash (Live at Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden – September 26th, 1986) (3:45)
  9. The Thing That Should Not Be (Live at Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden – September 26th, 1986) (5:58)

SIDE B

  1. Fade To Black (Live at Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden – September 26th, 1986) (6:43)
  2. Seek & Destroy (Live at Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden – September 26th, 1986) (6:48)
  3. Creeping Death (Live at Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden – September 26th, 1986) (7:00)
  4. The Four Horsemen (Live at Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden – September 26th, 1986) (4:47)
  5. Guitar Solo (Live at Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden – September 26th, 1986) (1:06)
  6. Am I Evil? (Live at Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden – September 26th, 1986) (3:35)
  7. Damage, Inc. (Live at Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden – September 26th, 1986) (4:36)
  8. Blitzkrieg (Live at Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden – September 26th, 1986) (4:05)
  9. Fight Fire With Fire (Live at Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden – September 26th, 1986) (4:41)
    *Note: This song was taken from another audience recording of the same gig unearthed in Lars’ vault.

DVD: LIVE & INTERVIEW DVDS

DVD ONE

LIVE AT JOE LOUIS ARENA, DETROIT, MI – APRIL 4TH, 1986
Previously Unreleased except “Creeping Death,” “Am I Evil?” and “Damage, Inc.”

  1. Master of Puppets (Live at Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI – April 4th, 1986) (5:57)
    *Note: Filming didn’t begin until after we started playing.
  2. For Whom The Bell Tolls (Live at Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI – April 4th, 1986) (4:08)
  3. Ride The Lightning (Live at Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI – April 4th, 1986) (7:05)
  4. Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (Live at Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI – April 4th, 1986) (10:28)
  5. Seek & Destroy (Live at Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI – April 4th, 1986) (6:51)
  6. Creeping Death (Live at Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI – April 4th, 1986) (7:59)
  7. Am I Evil? (Live at Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI – April 4th, 1986) (3:56)
  8. Damage, Inc. (Live at Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI – April 4th, 1986) (5:36)

LIVE AT ROSKILDE FESTIVAL, FESTIVALPLADSEN, ROSKILDE, DENMARK – JULY 6TH, 1986
Previously Unreleased except “(Anesthesia) – Pulling Teeth” & “Welcome Home (Sanitarium)”

  1. The Ecstasy of Gold (Live at Roskilde Festival, Festivalpladsen, Roskilde, Denmark – July 6th, 1986) (1:43)
  2. Battery (Live at Roskilde Festival, Festivalpladsen, Roskilde, Denmark – July 6th, 1986) (4:37)
  3. Master of Puppets (Live at Roskilde Festival, Festivalpladsen, Roskilde, Denmark – July 6th, 1986) (8:24)
  4. For Whom The Bell Tolls (Live at Roskilde Festival, Festivalpladsen, Roskilde, Denmark – July 6th, 1986) (4:12)
  5. Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (Live at Roskilde Festival, Festivalpladsen, Roskilde, Denmark – July 6th, 1986) (6:20)
  6. (Anesthesia) – Pulling Teeth (Live at Roskilde Festival, Festivalpladsen, Roskilde, Denmark – July 6th, 1986) (3:25)
  7. The Four Horsemen (Live at Roskilde Festival, Festivalpladsen, Roskilde, Denmark – July 6th, 1986) (4:59)
  8. Fade To Black (Live at Roskilde Festival, Festivalpladsen, Roskilde, Denmark – July 6th, 1986) (7:25)
  9. Seek & Destroy (Live at Roskilde Festival, Festivalpladsen, Roskilde, Denmark – July 6th, 1986) (3:12)
  10. Creeping Death (Live at Roskilde Festival, Festivalpladsen, Roskilde, Denmark – July 6th, 1986) (6:07)
    *Note: Filming stopped during the encore break.
  11. Am I Evil? (Live at Roskilde Festival, Festivalpladsen, Roskilde, Denmark – July 6th, 1986) (2:09)
    *Note: Filming didn’t begin until after we started playing.
  12. Damage, Inc. (Live at Roskilde Festival, Festivalpladsen, Roskilde, Denmark – July 6th, 1986) (5:26)
  13. Whiplash (Live at Roskilde Festival, Festivalpladsen, Roskilde, Denmark – July 6th, 1986) (4:07)
    *Note: Filming cuts during the guitar solo.

MTV HEAVY METAL MANIA
Excerpts Previously Available on Cliff ‘Em All, All Other Footage Previously Unreleased

  1. Part I (19:03)
  2. Part II (14:16)
  3. Part III (18:16)

DVD TWO

LIVE AT AICHI KINRO KAIKAN, NAGOYA, JAPAN – NOVEMBER 17TH, 1986
Previously Unreleased

  1. Battery (Live at Aichi Kinro Kaikan, Nagoya, Japan – November 17th, 1986) (4:32)
  2. Master of Puppets (Live at Aichi Kinro Kaikan, Nagoya, Japan – November 17th, 1986) (8:10)
  3. For Whom The Bell Tolls (Live at Aichi Kinro Kaikan, Nagoya, Japan – November 17th, 1986) (4:18)
  4. Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (Live at Aichi Kinro Kaikan, Nagoya, Japan – November 17th, 1986) (5:58)
  5. Ride The Lightning (Live at Aichi Kinro Kaikan, Nagoya, Japan – November 17th, 1986) (6:20)
  6. Bass Solo (Live at Aichi Kinro Kaikan, Nagoya, Japan – November 17th, 1986) (3:30)
  7. Whiplash (Live at Aichi Kinro Kaikan, Nagoya, Japan – November 17th, 1986) (3:57)
  8. The Thing That Should Not Be (Live at Aichi Kinro Kaikan, Nagoya, Japan – November 17th, 1986) (6:18)
  9. Fade To Black (Live at Aichi Kinro Kaikan, Nagoya, Japan – November 17th, 1986) (7:17)
  10. Seek & Destroy (Live at Aichi Kinro Kaikan, Nagoya, Japan – November 17th, 1986) (6:02)
  11. Creeping Death (Live at Aichi Kinro Kaikan, Nagoya, Japan – November 17th, 1986) (8:14)
  12. The Four Horsemen (Live at Aichi Kinro Kaikan, Nagoya, Japan – November 17th, 1986) (4:31)
  13. Guitar Solo (Live at Aichi Kinro Kaikan, Nagoya, Japan – November 17th, 1986) (4:09)
  14. Am I Evil? (Live at Aichi Kinro Kaikan, Nagoya, Japan – November 17th, 1986) (3:48)
  15. Damage, Inc. (Live at Aichi Kinro Kaikan, Nagoya, Japan – November 17th, 1986) (5:06)
  16. Fight Fire With Fire (Live at Aichi Kinro Kaikan, Nagoya, Japan – November 17th, 1986) (6:05)

MASA ITO INTERVIEW
Previously Unreleased

  1. Excerpt from “Music Tomato World” (8:13)

MTV NEWS INTERVIEWS
Previously Unreleased

  1. James & Kirk (8:34)
  2. Lars & Jason – Part 1 (17:09)
  3. Lars & Jason – Part 2 (14:15)

REMASTERED 3-CD EXPANDED EDITION

DISC ONE: MASTER OF PUPPETS (REMASTERED)

  1. Battery (Remastered) (5:12)
  2. Master of Puppets (Remastered) (8:35)
  3. The Thing That Should Not Be (Remastered) (6:36)
  4. Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (Remastered) (6:27)
  5. Disposable Heroes (Remastered) (8:16)
  6. Leper Messiah (Remastered) (5:40)
  7. Orion (Remastered) (8:27)
  8. Damage, Inc. (Remastered) (5:32)

DISC TWO: RIFFS, DEMOS, ROUGH MIXES & INTERVIEWS
Previously Unreleased

  1. Battery (Early June 1985 Demo) (4:42)
  2. Master of Puppets (Late June 1985 Demo) (8:21)
  3. The Thing That Should Not Be (September 1985 Drum Room Demo) (6:22)
  4. Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (Late June 1985 Demo) (9:02)
  5. Disposable Heroes (May 1985, Writing in Progress II) (5:42)
  6. Leper Messiah (1985, from James’ Riff Tapes II) (0:56)
  7. Orion (November 1985, Work in Progress Rough Mix) (8:23)
  8. Damage, Inc. (1985, from James’ Riff Tapes) (1:55)
  9. The Money Will Roll Right In (Work in Progress Rough Mix) (2:58)
  10. The Prince (Work in Progress Rough Mix) (4:50)
  11. Metal Madness Magazine Interview with Cliff (19:30)

DISC THREE: LIVE FROM THE DAMAGE, INC. TOUR
Previously Unreleased

  1. Battery (Live at The Meadowlands, East Rutherford, NJ – April 21st, 1986) (4:40)
  2. Master of Puppets (Live at The Meadowlands, East Rutherford, NJ – April 21st, 1986) (8:25)
  3. For Whom The Bell Tolls (Live at Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA – August 3rd, 1986) (5:15)
  4. Ride The Lightning (Live at Grugahalle, Essen, West Germany – January 25th, 1987) (6:16)
  5. Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (Live at The Country Club, Reseda, CA – November 8th, 1986) (6:00)
  6. The Thing That Should Not Be (Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL – May 25th, 1986) (6:16)
  7. (Anesthesia) – Pulling Teeth (Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL – May 25th, 1986) (2:58)
  8. Damage, Inc. (Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL – May 25th, 1986) (4:07)
  9. Fade To Black (Fan Recording – Live at Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden – September 26th, 1986) (6:33)
  10. Seek & Destroy (Live at The Country Club, Reseda, CA – November 8th, 1986) (6:18)
  11. Creeping Death (Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL – May 25th, 1986) (6:03)
  12. The Four Horsemen (Live at Grugahalle, Essen, West Germany – January 25th, 1987) (5:01)
  13. Am I Evil? (Live at Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA – August 3rd, 1986) (3:38)
  14. Whiplash (Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL – May 25th, 1986) (4:44)

REMASTERED VINYL

SIDE ONE

  1. Battery (5:12)
  2. Master of Puppets (8:35)
  3. The Thing That Should Not Be (6:36)
  4. Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (6:27)

SIDE TWO

  1. Disposable Heroes (8:16)
  2. Leper Messiah (5:40)
  3. Orion (8:27)
  4. Damage, Inc. (5:32)

REMASTERED CD

  1. Battery (5:12)
  2. Master of Puppets (8:35)
  3. The Thing That Should Not Be (6:36)
  4. Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (6:27)
  5. Disposable Heroes (8:16)
  6. Leper Messiah (5:40)
  7. Orion (8:27)
  8. Damage, Inc. (5:32)

**Digital Downloads of all editions will be available on release day as well.

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