Century Media Records and legendary US metal act SANCTUARY have set February 24th, 2017 as the release date of Inception, the official prequel to 1988’s classic debut “Refuge Denied”.
Inception contains presumed lost 1986 studio recordings, which guitarist Lenny Rutledge discovered recently and which were magically restored, remixed and remastered by Zeuss (Queensrÿche, Hatebreed). You can watch the first video trailer here.
Two years after part three in the trilogy that marked the albums “Cobblestone Street”, “Museum” and “Nomad”, Mike Tramp Official is back with a brand new album entitled “Maybe Tomorrow”. The album is without doubt one of the Danish singer/songwriter’s finest albums so far, and the nature of the music is deeply personal and rooted in himself.
“When people ask me, why I have made a new album and what it’s about, I find myself dumbfounded or even lost for words. To me, what I do is who I am. It might have taken me quite a while to reach this place where I feel so at home, and also where I belong. A place where my music is simply an extension of who I am. It might not sound that interesting or mysterious! But in what other way can I express that my songwriting and music is the truthful life of Mike Tramp”.
“I don’t want to be anything else or try anything new. I am a torchbearer of my heroes and an offspring of my inspirations. I have not only moved away from the past, but I have grown and I have made my stand. When I listen to “Maybe Tomorrow”, I don’t just see myself, I now also see my faithful audience that have grown with me, and that is the best feeling of them all.”
Mike Tramp has recently finished another one of his massive US tours, and will be touring Europe extensively to support “Maybe Tomorrow” – he is without doubt still one of the most hard-working men in the rock’n’roll industry!
“Maybe Tomorrow” was recorded at Medley Studios, Copenhagen. Once again with his trusted partner Soren Andersen behind the knobs and on guitar.
This is now the 6th studio album in a row together with Soren Andersen.
Also similar to the “Nomad” album, the same band was used: Morten Hellborn – drums, Jesper Haugaard – bass. Morten Buchholtz – Hammond & piano.
No other people took part in creating and recording this album.
‘Maybe Tomorrow’ will be released worldwide on Mighty Music / Target Group on limited edition blue colour LP (500 copies), black LP, CD and Digital on February 24th 2017.
Tour Dates Spring 2017
February 24: DK – København, PH Cafeen
February 25: DK – København, PH Cafeen
March 5: DE – Hamburg, Ballroom
March 6: B – Verviers, Spirit
March 8: UK – London, Black Heart
March 9: UK – Evesham, Iron Road�
March 10: UK – Grimsby,Yardbirds�
March 11: UK – Hard Rock Hell�Festival
March 12: UK – Cardiff, FUEL�
March 14: UK – Sutton in Ashfield, Diamond�
March 15: UK – Newcastle, Cluny�
March 16: UK – Edinburgh, Bannermans�
March 17: UK – Glasgow, Audio�
March 18: UK – Ballymena, The Diamond
March 21: B – Oostend, Bada Bing
March 22: F – Cergy, Pacific Rock
March 23: DE – Bochum, Matrix
March 24: DE – Reichenbach, Die Halle
March 25: DE – Burgrieden, Riffelhof
March 27: DE – Frankfurt, Nachtleben
March 28: DE – Bremen, Bluesclub Meisenfrei
March 29: DE – Hannover, Bluesgarage
Words and pictures by Kyle Moore, the Metal Magnus
Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
December 2nd, 2016
After a nearly four-year hiatus, I am very pleased to return to Metal-Rules.com as a concert reviewer! Having relocated to Denver, I am also pleased to see how many metal shows are coming to the Rockies. I was very excited about this lineup, as CHILDREN OF BODOM and ABBATH (or IMMORTAL?) have created some of my absolute favorite metal CD’s of all time.
The impossible became reality and 25 years after their last show, the legendary MASTER’S HAMMER will do an exclusive summer festival show at Brutal Assault 2017! The band will do a set based on the early 90’s songs for the old fans and those, who were not even born at the time alike..
There‘s no better way to open this christmas pack than with the goatfathers of unholy rotten death metal INCANTATION! GORGUTS, long-running Canadian craftsmen of technical death metal and possibly the greatest innovators of the genre will return in 2017! Another band on the bill offers very modern view on metal submerged in dreamy soundscapes, their unmerciful drums barrage and inhuman vocals will convince you, that FALLUJAH belongs to the realm of death after all. Another debut on BA will be performed by a band from the opposite side of the US; Boston’s REVOCATION are drilling the thrash waters in a way so powerful that they transcend again to the realm of death metal here and there. And no band knows more about that than the band that originally crossed the thrash – death bridge, POSSESSED will play BA for the first time!
German PROTECTOR took it the other way around and ended up with Teutonic thrash only after they started with their signature death thrash mixture, even for them this will be their BA debut and the same applies for a band that saw the first rise of thrash.. METAL CHURCH are active since 1980!
New York’s LIFE OF AGONY will bring their crossover debut line-up and for the fans of grindcore we can offer both the fun side of the thing by local gore rollers GUTALAX but also the dark nihilistic sludgy side of grind as presented by Holland’s own TEETHGRINDER. Dark sludgy waters are also a home to German MANTAR.
It has been written: ‘The man shall live not by metal alone.‘ That is why French producer Gautier Serre will bring torture by mixing breakcore, death metal and baroque melodies under his pseudonym IGORRR. Also this is the reason for legendary Canadian electro-industrial group FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY to appear at BA 2017!
If you would fancy more black metal in the mix, we hope that an eastern orthodox ritual by BATUSHKA will do for you for now but make sure to come back on Thrusday, we will have quite an announcement out in this field..
Legendary New Jersey thrashers, OVERKILL, have recently announced their upcoming eighteenth album,, The Grinding Wheel,which will be released on February 10th, 2017 via Nuclear Blast. Last week, the band have revealed the first video trailer in which they were talking about the album title and the cover artwork. Today, they publish the follow-up! In this second trailer, the band discuss about the lyrics of the new album. If you don’t want to miss this new video, watch it here via YouTube:
Petri Lindroos, frontman of Finnish folk metal pioneers Ensiferum was kind enough to sit down with Metal-Rules prior to their show in London this Tuesday. We talked about their recent acoustic tour, the upcoming album, and pros and cons of wearing a kilt on stage.
Legendary bay area thrash metal giants TESTAMENT, will launch a massive North American tour starting next April, in support of their chart topping Brotherhood Of The Snake release. Joining them are legendary Brazilian death/thrashers SEPULTURA and genre defying stalwarts PRONG.
“After 4 successful tours through Europe over the last 6 months, we are looking forward to touring across North America.” comments vocalist Chuck Billy. “We’ll have a new headlining set list with tracks from Brotherhood of the Snake, and how cool is it that we will be sharing the stage with our brothers in metal SEPULTURA and PRONG?! See ya’ in the PIT!”
TESTAMENT, SEPULTURA, PRONG
04/06/17 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
04/07/17 Gas Monkey Live – Dallas, TX
04/08/17 Aztec Theater – San Antonio, TX
04/09/17 House Of Blues – Houston, TX
04/10/17 House Of Blues – New Orleans, LA
04/12/17 The Ritz Ybor – Tampa, FL
04/13/17 Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
04/14/17 House Of Blues – Lake Buena Vista, FL
04/15/17 Center Stage – Atlanta, GA
04/16/17 The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC
04/19/17 The National – Richmond, VA
04/20/17 Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
04/21/17 The Palladium – Worcester, MA (New England Metal & Harcore Festival)
04/22/17 The Paramount – Huntington, NY
04/23/17 Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA
04/24/17 Ram’s Head Live – Baltimore, MD
04/26/17 Metropolis – Montreal, QC
04/27/17 Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto, ON
04/28/17 Majestic Theatre – Detroit, MI
04/29/17 Bogarts – Cincinnati, OH
04/30/17 Agora Theatre – Cleveland, OH
05/02/17 Concord Music Hall – Chicago, IL
05/03/17 First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
05/04/17 The District – Sioux Falls, SD
05/06/17 Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
05/07/17 The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT
05/09/17 Roseland Theater – Portlant, OR
05/10/17 Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC
05/11/17 Showbox Market – Seattle, WA
05/12/17 The Revolution Concert House – Boise, ID
05/15/17 Orpheum Theater – Flagstaff, AZ
05/16/17 House Of Blues – San Diego, CA
05/17/17 Livewire – Scottsdale, AZ
05/18/17 House Of Blues – Anaheim, CA
05/19/17 Regency Ballroom – San Francsco, CA
05/20/17 Brooklyn Bowl – Las Vegas, NV
Brotherhood Of The Snake was recorded under the watchful eyes of producer Juan Urteaga (EXODUS, HEATHEN, MACHINE HEAD), guitarist Eric Peterson and singer Chuck Billy and was mixed and mastered by well-known metal producer Andy Sneap (ACCEPT, ARCH ENEMY, CRADLE OF FILTH, KREATOR, MACHINE HEAD, MEGADETH). Artwork was created by renowned artist Eliran Kantor, whom the band worked with for The Dark Roots Of Earth.
On ‘Condition Human’ Headlining Tour In North America
Seattle based heavy metal icons QUEENSRYCHE are nearing the end of their ‘Condition Human’ world tour, which has now brought them back to North America on Fall a headlining run. Continuing to build on the momentum of their latest studio album, the band has released a visceral new music video for their song “Hellfire”, which spotlights the Malaysian passenger flight crisis in 2014. Speaking about the influence and subject matter for the new video, vocalist Todd La Torre states,
“‘Hellfire’ is a depiction primarily based on the tragic events surrounding the Malaysian airline flight MH17. Despite the storyline’s foundation, the lyrical and visual narrative transcends into other pertinent, global subject matters. Civil unrest, guerrilla warfare, media propaganda, and social inequalities are just some examples of the multifaceted issues marbled throughout ‘Hellfire’. A poignant illustration of an unfortunate yet timeless reality.”
QUEENSRYCHE – ‘Condition Human’ North American Fall Tour
Tuesday, December 6th – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
Wednesday, December 7th – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theatre
Thursday, December 8th – Chesterfield, MI @ Diesel Lounge
Saturday, December 10th – Sioux City, IA @ Anthem at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Sunday, December 11th – Peoria, IL @ Limelight
Tuesday, December 13th – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
Wednesday, December 14th – Overland Park, KS @ Kanza Hall
Thursday, December 15th – Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep
Friday, December 16th – West Wendover, NV @ Peppermill Hotel & Casino
Legendary Musicians and Music Industry Executives will join together to be inducted into the Annual Hall of Heavy Metal History Induction Ceremony on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at the Anaheim Expo Center, Anaheim CA. Television and Radio Icon Eddie Trunk will host the event.
Proceeds from the event are being donated to the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund. Sponsors include: Pepsi, TD Bank, Promark Drumsticks, D.A.D. Evans, and Modern Drummer Magazine.
The 2017 Hall of Heavy Metal History Inductees Include:
Ronnie James Dio, “Rainbow,” “Black Sabbath,” “Dio,” (With Wendy Dio accepting the induction)
Rudy Sarzo, formerly of “Ozzy Osbourne” and “Whitesnake.”
Frankie Banali, of “Quiet Riot,” (Along with a special 33rd Anniversary Induction of Quiet Riot, as the first band to achieve the #1 Heavy Metal Album status).
Lemmy Kilmister, “Motörhead” (With special guest accepting the nomination)
Ross “The Boss” Friedman, formerly of “Manowar”
Vinny Appice, formerly of “Black Sabbath” and “Dio.”
Don Airey of “Deep Purple”
Andy Zildjian, President/CEO of “Sabian Cymbals”
Randy Rhoads, “Ozzy Osbourne,” (With the Rhoads family members accepting the Induction)
Additional artists and music industry executives to be announced.
“The Hall of Heavy Metal History is dedicated to preserving the legacy of those Legendary metal musicians who are often forgotten,” says Hall of Heavy Metal History President/CEO Pat Gesualdo. “This event is something the fans have been wanting for a long, long, time. As a non-profit organization, we are also dedicated to working with Wendy Dio and the “Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund.”
A press conference and General Admission entrance will commence at 6:30 PM from 7:00PM to 8:00PM. The Induction Ceremony will take place from 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM. A VIP Meet and Greet with the celebrity Inductees will take place after the Induction Ceremony. Live bands will perform throughout the night.
Music fans can be a part of the most important night in Heavy Metal!! Tickets are $25.00 for General Admission, and $75.00 for The “Meet And Greet” with the Celebrity Inductees. A General Admission ticket is required to attend the “Meet And Greet” event, which includes Pictures and Autographs with the Celebrity Inductees, and gift bag with an official VIP Pass, a limited edition autographed poster, an official Event T-Shirt, an official Event Program, and additional sponsor items. Tickets are available at www.thehallofheavymetalhistory.org/store
About the Hall of Heavy Metal History
The Hall of Heavy Metal History is a non-profit organization dedicated to enshrining forever, those Legendary musicians, music industry executives, DJ’s, journalists, and Producers who are often overlooked, but responsible for making Heavy Metal music what it is today. Their contribution to the genre is invaluable, and they keep inspiring Heavy Metal fans throughout the world, from generation to generation.
The Hall of Heavy Metal History is a Division of the non-profit organization D.A.D. (Drums and Disabilities). With over 45 Million + major media impressions, top Celebrities, Sports Stars, Law Enforcement Agencies, Major Corporations, Child Protective Agencies, School Systems, United States Congressmen and Senators, Doctors, Teachers, and the United States Department of State have joined with D.A.D. to help bring therapy programs and services to disabled children and their families in over 15 countries.
Soundgarden (Friday), Def Leppard (Saturday) and Avenged Sevenfold (Sunday) will headline the 7th annual Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion May 5, 6 and 7 at Rock City Campgrounds at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, NC.
The Mid-Atlantic’s Biggest Rock Festival will feature three days of today’s best rock–along with legendary classic artists–playing on four stages, a world-class BBQ village, and top notch camping facilities.
Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion presale tickets and layaway packages, as well as hotel, camping and VIP packages, are on sale now at www.CarolinaRebellion.com.
In 2016, Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion had another record breaking year with over 90,000 fans in attendance, so fans are encouraged to buy early and save and to be sure to secure a ticket for 2017.
The lineup for Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion is as follows: Soundgarden, Def Leppard and Avenged Sevenfold, A Perfect Circle, Korn, The Offspring, The Cult, Volbeat, Mastodon, Papa Roach, Three Days Grace, Seether, Chevelle, Alter Bridge, Tesla, Pierce The Veil, The Pretty Reckless, Eagles of Death Metal, Highly Suspect, Coheed and Cambria, Taking Back Sunday, Opeth, Amon Amarth, Sum 41, Skillet, Machine Gun Kelly, Gojira, In Flames, In This Moment, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Falling In Reverse, Motionless In White, Nothing More, Beartooth, Starset, Rival Sons, Every Time I Die, Fozzy, All That Remains, The Amity Affliction, I Prevail, Dinosaur Pile-Up, Kyng, Crobot, Radkey, Volumes, Dorothy, As Lions, Fire From The Gods, Goodbye June, Sylar, Wage War, Badflower, DED, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, The Charm The Fury, Royal Republic, Mother Feather, Cover Your Tracks, and Citizen Zero.
Joe Elliott of Def Leppard commented, “There are some amazing acts on Carolina Rebellion; it’s a privilege to be part of what’s going to be an amazing experience for all involved.”
M Shadows of Avenged Sevenfold said, “We are losing our minds at the thought of bringing our new music and show to the Carolina Rebellion. The Stage has been set!”
Presale tickets and layaway packages, as well as hotel, camping and VIP packages are available for purchase now at www.CarolinaRebellion.com. The layaway option allows purchasers to split the cost into four monthly payments.
A Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion presale password to purchase the following tickets can be found on the festival’s website, Facebook and Twitter pages:
Weekend General Admission: $149.00
Weekend General Admission Ticket 4-Pack: $460.00
Weekend VIP: $299.00
2-Day General Admission (Friday/Saturday or Saturday/Sunday): $99.50
Single Day General Admission: $79.50
*** Ticket prices do not include fees.***
Those looking for an expanded festival experience are invited to purchase hotel, camping and VIP packages. Available camping options (RV and tent options for 4 nights) include the Groupie, Roadie, and Star packages. Hotel packages offered for 3 or 4 nights are: Bronze, Silver, Diamond and Platinum. For details on each package, visit: www.CarolinaRebellion.com.
The Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion public onsale is Friday, December 9 at 10:00 AM EST. Beginning at that time, ticket prices will increase, so fans are encouraged to buy during the presale. At the public onsale, prices will be as follows:
Weekend General Admission: $179.00
Weekend General Admission Ticket 4-Pack: $580.00
Weekend VIP: $329
2-Day General Admission (Friday/Saturday or Saturday/Sunday): $130.50
Single Day General Admission: $99.50
*** Ticket prices do not include fees.***
As in the past, General Admission ticket discounts will also be available for active military through Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion partner GovX (www.govx.com).
Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents and AEG Live and is part of the World’s Loudest Month concert series, which features the biggest names in rock music performing in eight distinct U.S. concert atmospheres in during six consecutive weekends in April, May and June of 2017.
Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion is supported by great corporate partners including Monster Energy, Zippo, Pabst, Jack Daniel’s and more to be announced.
For more information on Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion, visit: