Dead Cross Released From Police Custody

August 17th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

Members of Dead Cross were temporarily placed in police custody while in Houston on Aug. 15. The band, who just released their eponymous debut album via Ipecac Recordings and are on tour in support of the album, had their gear searched and were restrained during the inspection.

The band members have been advised by legal counsel not to provide further comment on the incident. More information is expected to be made available from authorities following arraignment.

The tour will continue as planned with upcoming dates are listed below.

The SoCal hardcore band features Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer/Suicidal Tendencies), Justin Pearson (Retox/The Locust), Mike Patton (Faith No More/Tomahawk) and Michael Crain (Retox, Festival of Dead Deer).

Dead Cross tour dates:

August 16 Austin, TX Emo’s
August 18 Tucson, AZ The Rialto Theatre *
August 19 San Diego, CA The Observatory North Park
August 21 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre
August 23 Berkeley, CA The UC Theatre
August 25 Vancouver, BC Vogue Theatre
August 26 Seattle, WA The Showbox
August 27 Portland Wonder Ballroom
August 29 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades
September 8 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Soundstage
September 10 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer
September 11 Boston, MA Royale
September 12 New York, NY Gramercy Theatre
September 13 Brooklyn, NY Warsaw
September 15 Detroit, MI St. Andrew’s Hall
September 16 Chicago, IL Riot Fest *
September 17 Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall Ballroom
September 19 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
September 20 Lawrence, KS Liberty Hall
September 23 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre

* – Secret Chiefs 3 do not perform

 

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BLAZE BAYLEY ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR IN SUPPORT OF ‘ENDURE AND SURVIVE

August 16th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

Over the years, a whole new appreciation has developed for the “Blaze Bayley era” of Iron Maiden – which resulted in such classic albums as 1995’s ‘X Factor’ and 1998’s ‘Virtual XI’ (and the singles “Man on the Edge,” “Lord of the Flies,” “The Angel and the Gambler,” “Futureal,” and an all-new track on 1996’s Best of the Beast comp, “Virus”).

And recently, Bayley (who was also the singer for another highly-respected rock band, Wolfsbane) has released his latest solo effort (a second in a trilogy of release), entitled ‘Endure and Survive (Infinite Entanglement Part II).

And with the album’s release comes the announcement of an extensive North American tour, which starts August 9th on the east coast, and will run to September 9th on the west coast.

“I’m so excited about coming to USA and Canada for the ‘Endure and Survive’ part of my ‘Infinite Entanglement’ tour,” explains Blaze. “I have great memories of touring there with Wolfsbane and Iron Maiden. I’ll be doing a few songs from those days and some songs from my new albums. As a thank you to my fans for waiting so long for this tour, I will be doing a free meet and greet after every show, signing any CDs and albums that I’m featured on. I’m fitting in as many towns and cities as I can on this tour and I’m hoping it will be possible to tour USA and Canada every year if fans want me to return.”

Soon, North American fans will be able to hear Iron Maiden classics and solo material performed on stage by one of the great rock singers of recent times, Blaze Bayley!

TOUR DATES:

T 8/15 Syracuse, NY Sharkey’s
W 8/16 Montreal, Quebec Piranha Bar
Th 8/17 Ottawa,Ontario Brass Monkey
F 8/18 Quebec City, Quebec L’Anti
S 8/19 Toronto, Ontario Rockpile
Su 8/20 London,Ontario East Side Bar and Grill
M 8/21 Detroit, MI Token Lounge
W 8/23 Newport, KY Southgate House Revival
F 8/25 Janesville, WI Backbar
S 8/26 Bolingbrook, IL Tailgators
Su 8/27 St. Louis, MO Fubar
W 8/30 Ft. Worth, TX Rail Club
Th 8/31 Austin, TX Come and Get it Live
F 9/1 Houston, TX Concert Pub North
S 9/2 San Antonio, TX Rockbox
M 9/4 Hollywood, CA Whisky A Go Go
T 9/5 San Diego, CA Brick By Brick
Th 9/7 Eugene, OR Old Nick’s
F 9/8 Portland, OR Bossanova Ballroom
S 9/9 Seattle, WA El Corazon

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT:

blazebayley.net

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GWAR Announces North American Fall Tour

August 16th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

On October 20th, GWAR will release a new studio album entitled “The Blood of Gods” via Metal Blade Records. In support of the new album, your Lords and Masters will leave their arctic slumber and return to the road to cause aural (and anal) devastation across North America. Joining in the chaos will be Ghoul, Doyle (10/20-11/5), He Is Legend (11/7-12/10) and U.S. Bastards. The tour kicks off in Richmond, VA on October 20th and runs through December 10th in Detroit, MI. The tour includes a stop in New York City on Halloween as well! A complete list of dates can be found below.

The Berserker Blothar had this to say about the upcoming tour:
“Humans, we are coming to tear your world apart with a live performance the likes of which has never been seen on this or any other planet! This album, “The Blood of Gods,” is the greatest thing since French toast. Just hearing these songs performed will result in an instant paroxysm of weeping, gnashing of teeth, and the uncontrollable voiding of your filthy bowels. Now, we are taking the whole bloody shit show on the road, with the most spectacular, blood-drenched, gruesome, and terrifying rock concert of all time. Don’t miss your chance to sacrifice yourself to GWAR at a venue near you!”

Bohabs! Be the coolest corpse in the pile! Don’t miss your chance to pledge your allegiance to GWAR each night when they rape and pillage your town. Head to https://www.gwarvip.com to take part in “The Lords and Masters VIP Experience”.

General admission tickets and VIP Packages go on sale to the public this Friday August 18th at 10:00 AM Eastern.

The Lords and Masters VIP Experience Includes:
*One (1) General Admission Ticket with Venue Early Entry (potentially guest list)
*Exclusive access to GWAR soundcheck where you will pledge allegiance to your Lords & Masters!
*Invitation to play a GWAR instrument onstage at soundcheck
*Tour of the weapons of your Lords & Masters
*Crowd Free Merch Access
*One (1) Souvenir item signed by members of GWAR
*One (1) Souvenir GWAR laminate
*Photo opportunity with GWAR before the show
*You will be killed by GWAR on stage during the show.
*Designated Slave Pit Area to pledge your allegiance before you are killed on stage by GWAR!

There are only 5 VIP TICKETS available per show, that’s it so don’t wait.

Concerning the album; “The Blood of Gods” is nothing less than a sacred text chronicling the rise of humanity against their makers, and the massive battle between GWAR and the forces of all that is uptight and wrong with the world. Along the way, the band challenges the sins of their great mistake, from politics, pollution, and organized religion, to fast food, and factory farming. Humans are shown as what they are; a parasitic disease that must be eradicated before they suck the planet dry. Meanwhile, Sleazy P. Martini, the crooked entrepreneur who discovered the Scumdogs, and has always envisioned them as a sort of horrific boy band, finally managed to convince the group to write a hit song called “I’ll Be Your Monster.” If all goes according to plan, it may be just stupid enough to work!

GWAR LIVES MOTHERFUCKERS!

 

GWAR:
9/15: Knoxville, TN @ The International
9/16: Middletown, OH @ Land of Illusion
9/17: Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest

GWAR W/Ghoul, Doyle and U.S. Bastards:
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10/20: Richmond, VA @ The National
10/21: Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
10/22: Toronto, ON @ Opera House* (No Doyle)
10/23: Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls
10/25: Greensboro, NC @ Arizona Petes
10/26: Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
10/27: New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place
10/28: Worcester, MA @ Palladium
10/29: Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
10/31: New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
11/1: Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
11/2: Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom* (Stonecutters Open)
11/3: St. Louis, MO @ Pop’s
11/4: Sioux City, IA @ Hard Rock
11/5: Lawrence, KS @ Granada

GWAR W/Ghoul, He Is Legend and U.S. Bastards

11/7: Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
11/8: Winnipeg, MB @ Pyramid
11/9: Saskatoon, SK @ Saskatoon Events Center
11/10: Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall
11/11: Calgary, AB @ The Palaces
11/13: Vancouver, BC @ Commodore
11/14: Portland, OR @ Roseland
11/15: Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
11/17: Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
11/18: Las Vegas, NV @ Fremont Country Club
11/19: Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
11/21: San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
11/22: Los Angeles, CA @ Fonda Theater
11/23: Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theater
11/24: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
11/25: Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
11/26: Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre
11/28: Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
11/29: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live
11/30: Houston, TX @ House of Blues
12/1: San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theater
12/2: Baton Rouge, LA @ Varsity Theater
12/3: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
12/5: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
12/6: Tampa, FL @ The Ritz
12/8: Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue
12/9: Peoria, IL @ Limelight
12/10: Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall

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JACK STARR Releases Video For “Hero”

August 16th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

The official video for the song “Hero” from U.S. power metal act JACK STARR’S BURNING STARR can be seen below. The track is taken from the band’s long-awaited new studio album, “Stand Your Ground”, which will be released on August 25 via High Roller Records. The effort, which is almost 80 minutes long, was produced by Bart Gabriel (with whom the band already worked on the previous album, “Land Of The Dead”), recorded and mixed by Kevin Burnes (DOKKEN, RAVEN), and mastered by Patrick W. Engel at Temple Of Disharmony Studio. The release will be available as CD, double LP, and digital download. Like in case of previous two BURNING STARR albums, its cover artwork was painted by Ken — legendary artist known from his iconic works for bands such as RAINBOW, KISS and MANOWAR.

“It’s an old-school-type metal album with modern production and great songs,” Starr says about “Stand Your Ground”. “In my opinion, it is one of the best metal albums in the last twenty years. I think that if we could go back in a time machine and put out this album in 1988, it would sell millions of copies, but even though it is 2017, I think it will still do very well.”

Regarding how “Stand Your Ground” compares to its predecessor, 2011’s “Land Of The Dead”, Starr says: “I think the new one is more diverse and has many more influences and also it is much longer. I think I am playing better guitar solos, Todd Michael Hall is singing better, Ned Meloni on bass is playing the best of his career and the comparison that comes to my mind is Steve Harris. Ned is playing with passion and speed like Steve Harris and also getting a great sound like Steve Harris. And as far as Rhino, there is nothing to say because he always plays great and this album is a continuation of this incredible drumming style that he has perfected.

“My favorite song on the album is ‘Stand Your Ground’, the title cut, I have played this one for a few people and the reaction has always been the same. It seems that the listener is very surprised that even though the song is eleven minutes long, it passes very quickly and is not repetitious. ‘Stand Your Ground’ has so many twists and turns and changes within the same song, it is like a mini symphony!”

“Stand Your Ground” track listing:

01. Secrets We Hide
02. The Enemy
03. Stand Your Ground
04. Hero
05. Destiny
06. The Sky Is Falling
07. Worlds Apart
08. Escape From The Night
09. We Are One
10. Stronger Than Steel
11. False Gods
12. To The Ends

JACK STARR’S BURNING STARR was formed in 1985 by and founding member of VIRGIN STEELE, Jack Starr. After releasing four albums in the ’80s — “Rock The American Way” (1985), “No Turning Back!” (1986), “Blaze Of Glory” (1987) and the self-titled one (so-called “orange album” from 1989) — the band returned with a new lineup featuring Starr, Ned Meloni (bass; JOE LYNN TURNER, DEVIL CHILDE, PHANTOM LORD), Kenny “Rhino” Earl (drums, MANOWAR, ROSS THE BOSS) and Todd Michael Hall (vocals; RIOT V), and released the well-received comeback album titled “Defiance” in 2009. Two years later, the band released their next studio album, titled “Land Of The Dead”, which was met with great reviews by critics and fans alike.

 

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ONSLAUGHT Announce ‘Thrash ’till The Death’ European Tour with ARTILLERY

August 16th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

UK thrash metal veterans ONSLAUGHT will tour under the ‘Thrash ’till The Death’ banner in Europe with ARTILLERY, support by Chronosphere and Exarsis, starting in September.

ONSLAUGHT are one of the most explosive and controversial Metal bands ever to come out of the UK. Releasing 3 now legendary albums in the 80ʼs (Power from Hell / The Force / In Search of Sanity) they will be performing ʼThe Forceʼ in its entirety to celebrate the albumʼs 30th Anniversary.

Joined by Denmarkʼs ARTILLERY, playing their classic album ‘Terror Squad’ in full ! ARTILLERY are easily appointed as one of Europeʼs earliest exponents of thrash metal, this tour will pay homage to the glory of 80ʼs Thrash Metal.

‘Thrash ’till The Death’ tour dates:

23/09 – Helvete Club – Oberhausen (DE)
24/09 – Hedon Club – Zwolle (NL)
25/09 – De Verlichte Geest – Roeselare (BE)
26/09 – Roxy Concerts – Flensburg (DE)
27/09 – Garage Deluxe – Munich (DE)
28/09 – Moonlight Music Hall – Diest (BE)
29/09 – Fuizenfest – Riel (NL) [Onslaught Only]
30/09 – Kiehool Burgum – Burgum (NL)
02/10 – Schwarzer Adler – Tannheim-Egelsee (DE) + Running Death
03/10 – Escape Metalcorner – Vienna (AT)
05/10 – Musigburg – Aarburg (CH)
06/10 – Dagda Live Club – Pavia (IT)
07/10 – Revolver Music Hall – Venice (IT)
08/10 – Borderline – Pisa (IT)
11/10 – SMAC de La Gespe – Tarbes (FR)
13/10 – Urban Concept – Vitoria (SP) + Holycide

*** YOU CAN WIN 2X FREE TICKETS EACH SHOW *** on the official tour page: www.facebook.com/OnslaughtTour

When heavy metal is played by musicians who are dedicated 100%, the genre can reach a level of passion, feeling and sheer raw power like no other. Join ONSLAUGHT and ARTILLERY for an unforgettable journey fused with abrasive brutality, technicality and remarkable riffs which have defined the development of Thrash Metal through the years.

www.facebook.com/OnslaughtTour
www.facebook.com/onslaughtuk
www.facebook.com/ARTILLERY.DK

 

 

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Video Premiere Of Force Majeure’s Second Single “Apocalyptic Hearts”

August 16th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

Apocalyptic Hearts is the second single off Force Majeure’s third album ”The Rise of Starlit Fires” coming out on September 8th via Mighty Music / Target Group worldwide (except via Bickee Music in Japan). The Video for the song was directed, filmed and edited by Toni Salminen of Metalscope.fi and it was shot in East Sound studios and Suomenlinna Sea Fortress in Helsinki, Finland.

”Apocalyptic hearts was selected to be the video song based on comments from our label. We were asking what they find to be the most catchy song and out of few options, we ended up picking Apocalyptic Hearts”, Jussi from Force Majeure comments.

”For starters we filmed the full band performance parts and as a result we got bunch of sweaty hot powermetallers on tape. Soon we found out that despite the good looks of the band, we won’t be selling million copies of the single without some additional action material. To counterweight the almost romantic poetry-like lyrics of the song, we got Mr. Apocalypse to do an amazing role in his character and completing various tributes to different power metal themes. Can you spot them all?”, Jussi adds.

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George Lynch on new Lynch Mob CD, The Brotherhood – “I’m Continually Pushing Myself to Go Beyond What I’ve Done in the Past!”

August 14th, 2017
by Metal Rules

Interview by Robert Cavuoto

George Lynch

George Lynch

George Lynch is one of the most recognizable names in the world of heavy metal guitar. With a career spanning more than 35 years, George has recorded scores of albums and toured the globe with Dokken, Lynch Mob and as a solo artist.

On September 8th Lynch Mob will be releasing their next CD entitled, The Brotherhood, via Rat Pak Records. The CD highlights the unique pairing of Oni Logan (vocal) George Lynch (guitar), Sean McNabb (bass) and Jimmy D’Anda (drums). Together they have created a solid offering from start to finish. There is no shortage of melodic songs with killer riffs and aggressive solos. From the heavy opening track of “Main Offender” to the melodic album finale, “Miles Away”, George once again delivered some supreme guitar playing, proving he is still at the top of its game. His playing never disappoints as he provides just the perfect amount of shredding, hard rocking riffs, and melodic solos to keep any fan of the Lynch Mob or the guitar happy. His jaw dropping playing is always rich in technique and tone.

I had the chance to speak with one of my all time favorite guitarists, George Lynch, to find out about Lynch Mob’s newest release as well as provide us with an update on his second CD for Sweet & Lynch. To pre-order The Brotherhood visit https://www.ratpakrecordsamerica.com/lynchmob.

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OVERLORDE – New songs released and new websites launched

August 14th, 2017
by EvilG

As promised in March when we announced that singer George Tsalikis (Zandelle) had joined the band, we are proud and excited to release three new demo recordings. It has been a long time since Overlorde has been able to share new music with the metal world, but we think the wait was worth it!

The song titles are “Awaken the Fury”, “The Madness Within”, and “Destroy Us All”.

The songs are available online, specifically at www.overlorde.com/music

And the first lyric video, for “Awaken the Fury”, has also been posted:

New from Overlorde in July 2017! Original members Mark “M.E. Edwards (Flying V) and John “Kong” Bunucci (Bass), joined now by drummer George Janeira and vocalist George Tsalikis, have recorded three new demos. “Awaken the Fury” is a heavy, fast, pounding song that perfectly showcases the new Overlorde lineup.

At the same time, we have launched our newly revised website www.overlorde.com and launched our Soundcloud page https://soundcloud.com/overlorde/ .

This is just the first solid step in bringing more Overlorde to the masses. Interested record labels, music festival promoters, etc, are encouraged to contact the band to see how we can work together to get a full new Overlorde album out and some metal festival performances arranged.

Contact: contact@overlorde.com

“Across the sea amidst the horizon. Overlorde forever binds us!”

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ole Label Group’s Imprint Anthem Legacy To Release Definitive MAX WEBSTER Vinyl and CD Box Sets

August 14th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

ole Label Group announced that September 29, 2017 will see the release of the
definitive 8-disc vinyl and CD box sets, for Canadian hard rock icons Max Webster. The Party (ole Label
Group / Anthem Legacy / Universal Music Canada), will feature newly re-mastered albums, exclusive
unreleased studio and live songs, the long-out-of print Kim Mitchell self-titled EP and a comprehensive
booklet packed with rare photos and memorabilia. The Party will be available for pre-order
via Musicvaultz.com from August 10, 2017 onwards.

“I’ve been trying since the day I was first hired at Anthem Records over 12 years ago to re release the Max
Webster catalogue and the Kim Mitchell EP. Finally seeing this happen is a thrill,” said Andy Curran, Senior
Consultant – A&R, ole Label Group.”There is no other band like them, I’m a massive fan and Kim has been
a huge influence on me and so many Canadian musicians…it’s about time!”

“The re-mastered records beautifully present more musical detail for your ears to chew on, as well we
unearthed and mixed never heard before songs. You’ll hear different musical approaches/arrangements as
we worked it out in the studio and live,” said Kim Mitchell. “We’ve included the warm sound of quality vinyl
in the package. I kept thinking ‘where has some of this been for all these years’, we carefully picked
moments for the box set where the band proved it was definitely strapped to a foreign rock ‘n’ roll.”

The complete Max Webster vinyl box set includes a thirty-two page booklet, filled with rare photos, quotes
and memorabilia, a vintage Max Webster poster, a Universal Juveniles fan club ID card and an introductory
foreword by Q107’s John Derringer. The vinyl and CD box sets include the newly re-mastered albums Max
Webster, High Class in Borrowed Shoes, Mutiny Up My Sleeve, A Million Vacations, Live Magnetic Air,
Universal Juveniles, Kim Mitchell EP and special edition The Bootlegwhich features unreleased studio and
live tracks remixed by Terry Brown and Greg Wells.

Formed in 1973, Max Webster soon became one of the most original and popular rock bands in Canada.
Their first three albums, Max Webster (1976), High Class in Borrowed Shoes (1977) and Mutiny Up My
Sleeve (1978) achieved gold status in Canada. Their platinum selling album A Million Vacations (1979) saw
the first single “Let Go The Line” reach No. 41 on the Canadian charts and the follow up “A Million
Vacations” hit No. 80 in Canada. The album’s third and final single “Paradise Skies” reached No. 21 in
Canada and No. 43 on the UK Singles chart. The band appeared on “Top of the Pops” in 1979 and
headlined two New Year’s Eve shows at Toronto’s Maple Leaf Gardens. Max Webster were also close
friends of fellow Canadian rock icons Rush. In a 1979 interview, Rush bassist and vocalist Geddy Lee,
commented that he enjoyed their music and both bands frequently toured together in Canada, the USA and
the U.K. during the 1970s. The band went on to be twice nominated for JUNO Awards for ‘Group of the
Year’ in 1980 and 1981 respectively.

Pre-order The Party box set:
Vinyl: http://smarturl.it/MWThePartyVinyl
CD: http://smarturl.it/MWThePartyCD

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Spectacularly Majestic!   Heavy Metal Collectors: An interview series.  Part I. Jon Kruse.

August 12th, 2017
by J P

Spectacularly Majestic!
Heavy Metal Collectors: An interview series.  Part I

by JP
(Photos courtesy of Jon Kruse)

Inspiration can come from a number of unique sources.  The concept behind this interview series was developed over time but recently crystallized in my mind.   As the owner of a large library I’ve often pondered about the nature of collecting Heavy Metal music (Cassettes, vinyl, CD’s, memorabilia etc)  and how and why people accumulate Metal ‘stuff’.   Earlier this year (2017) Martin Popoff wrote a book called METAL COLLECTORS  which I read, thoroughly enjoyed and reviewed.  It occurred to me that there are lots of people out there with pretty massive Metal collections so I decided I wanted to chat to some of them and interview them for the site.

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L.A. Guns Have “Sticky Fingers” With New Song

August 12th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

 

As the revival of the classic ’80s hard rock and heavy metal scene continues unabated here in the 21st century, one reunion has been at the top of the wishlists of many a fan for a long time: the songwriting combination of Tracii Guns and Philip Lewis under the L.A. Guns banner. What once seemed like a distant memory with no hope of returning has now come around and fans are about to be rewarded for keeping their fingers crossed and their hopes up.

That’s right Tracii Guns and Phil Lewis are back together as L.A. Guns with their first studio in 15 years! “The Missing Peace” is set for release on October 13th via Frontiers Music Srl.

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

Frontiers: http://www.frontiers.shop
Amazon: http://radi.al/MissingPeaceAmazon
iTunes: http://radi.al/MissingPeaceiTunes
Google Play: http://radi.al/MissingPeaceGooglePlay

Digital pre-orders come with an instant download of “Speed” and “Sticky Fingers”.

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

L.A. GUNS LIVE:
8/11: Three Forks, MT @ Rockin The Rivers Music Festival
9/1: Litchfield, MN @ Meeker County Fair
9/2: Sioux City, IA @ Anthem @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
9/23: Lawnton, OK @ Comanche Nation Fair
9/30: Macul, Santiago, Chile @ Santiago Rock Festival
10/6: Salt Lake City, UT @ Liquid Joe’s
10/7: Denver, CO @ Herman’s Hideaway
10/14: Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver
10/27: Knoxville, TN @ The Open Chord
10/29: Pekin, IL @ Rock N Skull @ Avantis Dome
12/14: Houston, TX @ Proof Bar
12/31: Los Angeles, CA @ The Whisky W/Faster Pussycat

2018:
1/27: Anaheim, CA @ The Parish @ HOB Anaheim (Namm Event)
2/10: San Juan, Puerto Rico, @ Shannan’s W/Loudness
2/11-2/16: Miami, FL @ Monsters of Rock Cruise
2/16: Jacksonville, FL @ 80’s In the Park @ Lexington Hotel
2/17: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room

For More Info Visit:
http://www.lagunsmusic.com
https://www.facebook.com/LAFknGuns/

https://www.instagram.com/laguns/
https://www.facebook.com/traciiguns/

https://www.instagram.com/traciiguns/

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NAZARETH – bassist Pete Agnew and vocalist Carl Sentance

August 12th, 2017
by Marko Syrjala

Nazareth is a Scottish hard rock band formed in 1968. In the early 1970s, the band had many hit songs in Europe. They achieved international success with their 1975 album HAIR OF THE DOG, which included the hits “Hair of the Dog” and the ballad “Love Hurts.” The band has now released 23 studio albums, and they still continue to record and tour around the world. The current line-up consists of the band’s founding member and bassist Pete Agnew, long-time guitarist Billy Morrison, Pete’s son Lee Agnew on drums and vocalist Carl Sentence, who joined the band in 2015. On next year, the band celebrates its 50th anniversary, so it was good to sit down with Pete and Carl and discuss their celebration and other future plans.

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SONS OF APOLLO (Featuring Portnoy, Sherinian, Bumblefoot, Sheehan, Soto) Launch Debut Track “Signs Of The Time”

August 12th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

Last week saw the announcement of SONS OF APOLLO, the highly anticipated new band featuring former Dream Theater members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses), Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs, Mr. Big, David Lee Roth) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Journey, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen’s Rising Force). Their debut album, PSYCHOTIC SYMPHONY, is due for release on October 20 via InsideOutMusic / Sony, and now they are pleased to reveal their first track titled “Signs of the Time.”

Mike comments: “’Signs Of The Time’ was the very first thing myself, Derek & Bumblefoot wrote when we got together to begin writing for SONS OF APOLLO in March of this year.

‘It starts with this heavy, brutal Bumbleriff (initially coined ‘Korntera’), then goes into a cool verse with a two-part vocal melody that I wrote sung by Jeff and myself, which eventually opens up to a HUGE vocal hook in the chorus that Jeff wrote (sung in three-part harmony by Jeff, myself and Bumblefoot).

“The middle section riffs are a few things that Derek brought in and show why he is the most BADASS keyboard player in the biz (playing the keys like a guitar player on fire!) and then we have the long extended breakdown and guitar solo which shows why Bumblefoot is one of today’s greatest GUITAR HEROES! This album is going to get him the recognition he truly deserves and this particular guitar solo is one of the tastiest, most insane solos I’ve EVER heard.

“So all in all, this song has a little bit of everything that makes SONS OF APOLLO so special…great heavy riffs, amazing solos with individual instrumental virtuosity and a big, catchy chorus with more hooks than a tackle box!!

“I figured this would be a great ‘first taste’ to introduce the world to this amazing new supergroup…and there’s a whole lot more of different musical styles and twist & turns still to come all throughout the album.”

The debut album, PSYCHOTIC SYMPHONY, is now available to pre-order on 2CD Mediabook (featuring a second disc of instrumental mixes), Gatefold 2LP vinyl + CD, Standard Jewelcase CD & digital download. Pre-order now here: http://smarturl.it/SonsOfApolloPS.

The full track-listing of PSYCHOTIC SYMPHONY is as follows:

1. God of The Sun
2. Coming Home
3. Signs of the Time
4. Labyrinth
5. Alive
6. Lost In Oblivion
7. Figaro’s Whore
8. Divine Addiction
9. Opus Maximus

An album teaser can be seen on InsideOutMusic’s YouTube page here: https://youtu.be/kPN2DttzlZQ

PSYCHOTIC SYMPHONY was produced by the dynamic production duo of Portnoy and Sherinian, also affectionately known as “The Del Fuvio Brothers,” which is the nickname given to them over 20 years ago during their time together in Dream Theater.

SONS OF APOLLO got together very organically, as Portnoy explains: “Derek and I reunited shortly after I left Dream Theater in 2010 and we put together an all-instrumental touring band with he and I, Billy Sheehan, and Tony MacAlpine. That was my first time working with Derek since the ‘90s when he was in Dream Theater and it was just great to be working with him again. Ever since that tour, which was really just a one-off live thing, he has been nudging me to start a real, original, full-time band. The timing just had never been right, because I had too many other things on my plate. Long story short, the time was finally right to take the bait and put together a band.”

“Mike and I work at a relentless pace in the studio,” continues Sherinian. “The music is modern, but we have an old school soul. What is unique about SONS OF APOLLO is that we have true rock n’ roll swagger along with the virtuosity– a lethal combination!”

But what to call the next great supergroup? “Derek was mainly the one behind the name,” says Portnoy. “I have a list that I keep on my phone of about a hundred different band names, which I constantly have to refer to every time I have a new band every year (laughs). So, I pulled up the list and Apollo was one of the names on the list. It was a word that both of us really liked. We started fiddling with different variations of the word. One of the original band names we were working with was Apollo Creed, the character from the ‘Rocky’ movies, but after lots of different discussions on different variations, Derek suggested SONS OF APOLLO and it seemed to stick. Apollo is the God of Music so with that in mind it seemed like a fitting name.”

Mike Portnoy, Derek Sherinian and Billy Sheehan previously toured together in 2012 and 2013 as PSMS (along with guitarist Tony MacAlpine), playing all instrumental versions from each of their previously recorded music. SONS OF APOLLO is the next logical progression by adding a vocalist and creating all-original material. The band incorporates the progressive style and individual technical prowess that Portnoy & Sherinian shared together in Dream Theater combined with the swagger and groove of Van Halen, Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin.

“I have known Mike and Derek for a long time, so when they came to me with Sons of Apollo, I jumped on this straight away,” says Thomas Waber, Label Manager/A&R International of InsideOutMusic. “However, the album they ended up recording exceeded my already high expectations by a long mile! We couldn’t be happier about it!”

SONS OF APOLLO will hit the road in 2018 for their first worldwide tour.

“This is a real band,” Portnoy declares. “This is going to pick up for me and Billy where The Winery Dogs left off, in terms of this being the next logical full-time thing for us. I’m not saying The Winery Dogs have broken up, because we haven’t, we’re just on a break. SONS OF APOLLO is absolutely going to be a full-time band and we plan on touring all over the world all throughout 2018 and, honestly, it is the priority for all five of us.”

Sherinian agrees, “We will go on a worldwide crusade in 2018 to bring SONS OF APOLLO to as many people as possible. Apollo was the God of Music, and we are his mighty offspring!”

SONS OF APOLLO online:
www.sonsofapollo.com
www.facebook.com/SonsOfApollo1
www.Twitter.com/SonsOfApollo1

INSIDEOUTMUSIC ONLINE:
www.insideoutmusic.com
www.youtube.com/InsideOutMusicTV
www.facebook.com/InsideOutMusic
www.twitter.com/insideouteu
www.myspace.com/insideoutlabel

Visit the new Insideout Shop:
www.insideoutshop.de

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VENOM INC. Releases New Album, “Avé”

August 12th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

Black metal forefathers VENOM INC. are thrilled to unleash their brand new album, Avé, today via Nuclear Blast! You can order Avé at www.nuclearblast.com/venominc-ave, and watch a message from VENOM INC. here: https://youtu.be/j18cP4xg9Hs

VENOM INC. frontman Tony “Demolition Man” Dolan says: “Today is the day… the wait is over… this is your album! Our thanks goes out to you because YOU made this happen! We are so excited and happy it’s finally here! Embrace, enjoy and come get it live! AVE! We start the world tour September 1st… never forget it’s METAL WE BLEED!”

Watch VENOM INC.’s “behind-the-album” video series here:
Part 1 – signing to Nuclear Blast: https://youtu.be/y8hD3hMpRqQ
Part 2 – writing Avé: https://youtu.be/hv6AQ_wLvWY
Part 3 – album artwork:https://youtu.be/7wjvEfqiffQ
Part 4 – recording Avé:https://youtu.be/iOSDsJeseLs
Part 5 – twisted roots of VENOM INC. – https://youtu.be/uzcH-OkQ5Vo

Hear two new tracks from Avé now:
“Dein Fleisch” music video: https://youtu.be/HKBb24JaLXM
“Avé Satanas” track video: https://youtu.be/Xt_yGt0ET0U

VENOM INC. will kick off their upcoming Blood Stained Earth headline tour, featuring support from Goatwhore, Toxic Holocaust and The Convalescence, on Friday, September 1. Tickets for each date of the Blood Stained Earth tour, in addition to exclusive, limited VENOM INC. meet & greet packages, are available now via www.venom-inc.com.

In addition to the tour, VENOM INC. are set to perform dates in Europe throughout 2017, including a stop at Heavy Metal Cauldron, as well as UK dates in November. The band will perform classic Venom songs and new tracks. See below for all current performance dates.

VENOM INC.’s Blood Stained Earth Tour w/ Goatwhore, Toxic Holocaust and The Convalescence:
9/1 – Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage
9/2 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
9/3 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
9/4 – Montreal, QC @ Les Foufounes Electriques
9/5 – Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
9/6 – Detroit, MI @ Harpos
9/7 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
9/8 – Chicago, IL @ Reggies
9/9 – Cave In Rock, IL @ Full Terror Metal Fest
9/10 – Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
9/11 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
9/13 – Spokane, WA @ The Pin
9/14 – Seattle, WA @ Studio 7
9/15 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater
9/16 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
9/18 – San Francisco, CA @ Slims
9/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy Theatre
9/20 – San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
9/21 – Phoenix, AZ @ Club Red
9/22 – El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
9/23 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey
9/24 – Austin, TX @ Grizzly Hall
9/25 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
9/26 – New Orleans, LA @ Parish at HOB
9/28 – Miami, FL @ Churchill’s
9/29 – Tampa, FL @ Orpheum
9/30 – Orlando, FL @ The Haven
10/1 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
10/2 – Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage

VENOM INC. Fall Festival Dates:
10/27 – Helsinki, Finland @ Heavy Metal Cauldron
10/28 – Vouziers, France @ Festival de Vouziers
11/10 – Dublin, Ireland @ Voodoo Lounge
11/11 – Glasgow, Scotland @ Audio
11/12 – Manchester, England @ Ruby Lounge
11/13 – Bristol, England @ Fleece
11/14 – London, England @ Underworld

VENOM INC. is:
Jeff “Mantas” Dunn | guitars
Tony “Demolition Man” Dolan | bass, vocals
Anthony “Abaddon” Bray | drums

VENOM INC. online:
www.venom-inc.com
www.facebook.com/venomincofficial
www.nuclearblast.de/venominc

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SATYRICON Unveil First Single and Lyric Video From DEEP CALLETH UPON DEEP

August 12th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

 

Black metal legends SATYRICON have revealed their highly anticipated ninth studio album, ‘Deep calleth upon Deep’ is set for release on September 22nd on Napalm Records. The opus will be available in digital format, CD digipak and gatefold vinyl options and is now available for pre-order HERE!

Now the iconic duo fronted by visionary Satyr has unveiled a lyric video for the album title track and first single from the band’s upcoming masterpiece. Satyr informs us:

“It was not easy to chose a song to represent this album as they are all so different. I consider them all to be a group of individuals with strong and unique personalities and together they make the album ‘Deep calleth upon Deep’.

The title track is the only song we’ve done with baritone and regular guitar all the way through the song. I felt it was needed for the tonal depth I was looking for and to enhance the swing of the groove in the heavier parts. It also has mellotron, cello, violin and backing vocals by classical singer Håkon Kornstad where the cello supports the baritone guitar and the mellotron, violin and the backing vocals provide air and width to the sound. Consider it a journey, play it loud, close your eyes and head into the forest. That’s what I do.”

The single ‘Deep calleth upon Deep’ is now available for digital download and streaming on: http://radi.al/DeepCallethUponDeep

Recorded in Oslo, Norway and Vancouver, Canada, during early 2017 and mixed together with revered studio guru Mike Fraser (who previously worked on SATYRICON’s 2006 album, ‘Now, Diabolical’), ‘Deep calleth upon Deep’ is not just a new collection of songs from one of extreme music’s most enduring and reliable bands: this is a wholesale reinvention and a brand new era in SATYRICON history! A profound statement about the essence of SATYRICON’s music and the eternal value of art itself.

SATYRICON have always excelled as a live band, their evocative performances increasingly becoming special events as their frequency is dialled back to accommodate the Oslo band’s new ‘modus operandi’. In support of ‘Deep calleth upon Deep’ the band is set to tour on the following dates:

24.09.17 DE – Hamburg / Grünspan
25.09.17 DE – Essen / Turock
26.09.17 NL – Tilburg – 013
27.09.17 BE – Vosselaar / Biebob
29.09.17 UK – London / Heaven
30.09.17 FR – Paris / La Maroquinerie
01.10.17 FR – Nantes – MJC De Reze
02.10.17 FR – Toulouse / Le Metronum
04.10.17 ES – Madrid / Sala But
05.10.17 ES – Barcelona / Razzamatazz
06.10.17 FR – Montpellier / Rockstore
07.10.17 IT – Bologna / Zona Roveri
09.10.17 CH – Zurich / Dynamo
10.10.17 DE – Munich / Backstage Halle
11.10.17 AT – Vienna / Szene
12.10.17 CZ – Prague / Akropolis
14.10.17 PL – Krakow / Kwadrat
15.10.17 PL – Warsaw / Progresja
16.10.17 DE – Berlin / SO36
17.10.17 DK – Copenhagen / Pumpehuset
19.10.17 DK – Aarhus / Train
20.10.17 SE – Gotherburg / Pustervik
21.10.17 SE – Stockholm / Klubben
31.10.17 MX – Guadalajara / C3 Stage
01.11.17 MX – Mexico City / Circo Volador
02.11.17 CR – San Jose / Pepper’s Club
07.11.17 CL – Santiago / Blondie
08.11.17 AR – Buenos Aires / Uniclub
10.11.17 BR – Belo Horizonte / Stonehenge
11.11.17 BR – Sao Paulo / Clash Club
12.11.17 BR – Rio De Janeiro / Teatro Oddiseia
22.11.17 NO – Molde / Gamle Kulturset
23.11.17 NO – Trondheim / Byscenen
24.11.17 NO – Oslo / Sentrum Scene
25.11.17 NO – Tromso / Driv
29.11.17 NO – Bergen / Hulen
30.11.17 NO – Stavanger / Folken
01.12.17 NO – Kristiansand / Kick
02.12.17 NO – Hamar / Gregers

 

For More Info Visit:
www.satyricon.no
www.facebook.com/satyriconofficial
www.napalmrecords.com
www.facebook.com/napalmrecords

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