JUDAS PRIEST Offer Another Sneak Peek Into REDEEMER OF SOULS

June 17th, 2014
by Celtic Bob

JUDAS PRIEST OFFER ANOTHER SNEAK PEAK INTO ‘REDEEMER OF SOULS’ ALBUM, ANNOUNCE ‘ROCKLINE’ AND ‘TOWN HALL’ APPEARANCES

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The tracks that Judas Priest has been offering the public as a prelude to the official July 8, 2014 release date of their 17th album overall, ‘Redeemer of Souls,’ are stirring up quite a buzz within the heavy metal community.  On June 17th, eager fans will be able to sample another winning metallic rocker from the legendary band, when “Dragonaut” is made available for purchase via iTunes and other digital retailers.

In the mean time, you can listen to “Dragonaut” via the Rolling Stone site, which has premiered the track:

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/hear-judas-priests-thunderous-new-dragonaut-premiere-20140613#ixzz34XDw7xOd

And you can pre-order the deluxe album version via these links:

http://smarturl.it/redeemerofsouls-albm – iTunes

http://smarturl.it/redeemerofsouls-amzn – Amazon

Also, the band has confirmed that the night before the release of ‘Redeemer of Souls,’ Glenn Tipton, Rob Halford, and Richie Faulkner will appear on the Rockline radio program. Joining host Bob Coburn on Monday July 7, 2014 at 8:30 PT / 11:30 ET, fans are encouraged to speak with Judas Priest at 1-800-344-ROCK (7625). For a station near you and for information regarding how to log onto the Internet for the broadcast go to www.RocklineRadio.com The show will be streamed for free on the Rockline website beginning the evening after the day of broadcast.

And on the day of the album’s release, Rob Halford, Glenn Tipton and Richie Faulkner will appear on Sirius XM’s ‘Town Hall’ program. Fans are being asked to submit questions that winners will be able to ask the band in person:

https://www.siriusxm.com/judaspriest

Comprised of Rob Halford (vocals), Glenn Tipton (guitar), Richie Faulkner (guitar), Ian Hill (bass), and Scott Travis (drums), Judas Priest is responsible for some of heavy metal’s all-time classic songs (“Living After Midnight,” “Breaking the Law,” “You’ve Got Another Thing Coming,” etc.) and albums (‘British Steel,’ ‘Screaming for Vengeance,’ ‘Painkiller,’ etc.

The countdown to the release of Priest’s latest studio triumph has officially begun, and “Dragonaut” provides further proof that ‘Redeemer of Souls’ will be a prime slice of Judas Priest metal.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION VISIT:
www.judaspriest.com
www.facebook.com/OfficialJudasPriest

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EOSPHORUS sign with Wormholedeath

June 17th, 2014
by EvilG

Swedish satanic black metal Eosphorus signed a worldwide deal to release their second album “Winds Of Apep” via Wormholedeath/Aural Music.

Eosphorus was formed in 2006 in Stockholm. The band’s name comes from ancient Greek and it means Dawn Bringer (or Lucifer). The theme of the bands music and lyrics has been described by others as: “Total darkness”,”suicidal and depressive”. Members of Eosphorus has only ever called it “Satanic”. Read the rest of this entry »

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TESLA Debut Video For “So Divine”

June 17th, 2014
by Celtic Bob

Multi-platinum selling rock act TESLA have debuted an all new video for their latest single “So Divine…” today exclusively via Ultimateclassicrock.com.

TESLA released an all new LP titled SIMPLICITY on June 10th, 2014 via Tesla Electric Company Recording’s arrangement with Entertainment One Music and Distribution.

Simplicity has seen quite the onslaught of critical praise, “Tesla do what Aerosmith used to be king at and fail to do now: produce perfectly biting, raucous hard rock,” says Goldmine Magazine and Blabbermouth states: “TESLA 2014 admirably sounds like themselves a quarter of a century ago and that’s remarkable. Moreover, they sound better in this cruder, more untreated state.”

SIMPLICITY is the band’s seventh studio full length LP and fifteenth release overall. The new effort is the followup to FOREVER MORE, which was released in October 2008 and featured the single “I Wanna Live.”

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3. Rise and Fall
4. So Divine…
5. Cross My Heart
6. Honestly
7. Flip Side
8. Other Than Me
9. Break of Dawn
10. Burnout To Fade
11. Life is a River
12. Sympathy
13. Time Bomb
14. ‘Till That Day

TESLA locked themselves away for weeks writing the new material that would become SIMPLICITY with long time A&R man Tom Zutaut. Fourteen solid tracks later the band sank their teeth in while recording began at bassist Brian Wheat’s very own J Street Recorders. Legendary engineer Michael Wagener (Metallica, Skid Row, Motley Crue) was then tapped to put the final touches in place.

Fresh off the MONSTERS OF ROCK CRUISE, the band has quite the itinerary of tour dates throughout the rest of 2014. Click here for all tour dates.

Formed in 1981, TESLA have firmly carved out their own space in rock and roll history. The band saw great success with their own rendition of the 1971 classic “Signs” and their own hit single “Love Song” from the The Great Radio Controversy, released in 1989.

TESLA is: Frank Hannon – Brian Wheat – Jeff Keith – Troy Luccketta – Dave Rude

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MINISTRY To Release “Last Tangle In Paris” Blu-Ray/DVD/CD In July

June 16th, 2014
by Celtic Bob

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Ministry, the legendary, six-time Grammy-nominated, explosive and highly unpredictable band that brought industrial dance-metal music to the mainstream, will release “Last Tangle in Paris,” a CD/DVD package that documents the band’s 2012 “DeFiBriLaTour,” featuring live performances, in-studio, rehearsal and backstage footage, and one-on-one interviews.

“Last Tangle in Paris,” an artistic collaboration between UDR Music and 13th Planet Records, Inc., is set for a July 8 North American release and will be available in 2-CD and DVD digipak, BluRay and 2-CD Amaray, 2 X vinyl Gatefold 160 gram configurations, digital audio and video, and as a simple CD package.  Check out the project’s video trailer here and the EPK here.  Pre-orders can be placed at Amazon.

“Last Tangle In Paris” was filmed on July 28, 2012 at Paris’ La Cigale, and features Jourgensen (lead vocal, guitar), Michael Scaccia and Sin Qurin (guitars), John Bechdel (keyboards and samplers), Aaron Rossi (drums), and Casey Orr (bass).  Content includes Ministry classics such as “Psalm 69,” “N.W.O.,” and “Just One Fix” (full track listing is below).  As a special bonus, the digipak version comprises a Ministry tour retrospective double audio album with live performances dating back to 2006.  The package was executive produced by Angelina Lukacin Jourgensen and directed by Zach Passero; all artwork was created by Sam “Mister-Sam” Shearon.

The full track listing for “Last Tangle In Paris” is as follows:

DVD/BluRay and Audio CD Track Listing:
Ghouldiggers
No “W”
Senor Peligro
LiesLiesLies
99%ers
Life Is Good
Relapse
The Last Sucker
Psalm 69
New World Order
Just One Fix
Thieves

CD1/Retrospective Track Listing:
Ghouldiggers
No “W”
Senor Peligro
Rio Grande Blood
99%ers
Life Is Good
Relapse
The Last Sucker

CD/Retrospective Track Listing:
Psalm 69
New World Order
Just One Fix
Thieves
Khyber Pass
Fear is Big Business
Let’s Go
Watch Yourself
So What

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Calgary Metal Fest III June 4-8, 2014

June 16th, 2014
by Monika Deviat

Calgary Metal Fest III

June 4-8, 2014

Calgary, Alberta

Review and Photos by Monika Deviat

Big James and Big Nate at Calgary Metal Fest

Big James and Big Nate encouraging people to donate more money for the charity auction.

 Introduction

Calgary Metal Fest (CMF) started out as a two day event in 2012 put on by Nate Renaud to celebrate his birthday and this year it expanded into a five day party. Along with the expansion of the fest Renaud has expanded his repertoire and is now running shows and this event under his company Big Nate Productions.  This year’s event started out with a free kickoff party at the Ship and Anchor, three nights of line-ups at Dicken’s Pub and Vern’s Tavern and ended with an impromptu hangover party at Dicken’s pub – the idea for which was drunkenly conceived in a kitchen by organizers and bands partying late into what was supposed to be the final day of the festival. Unlike last year there was no all ages venue, all five nights being 18+ shows.

The MC of this year’s CMF was James Arsenian aka Big James, known for his vocal work in Endast and Exes for Eyes and his YouTube show “The Big James Morning Show”.  Big James was an excellent choice as shown by his gregarious and witty personality. He did his research on bands and was able to help promote upcoming tours and albums when he introduced the bands.

Big James and Big Nate

Big James and Big Nate

CMF MC Big James

CMF MC Big James

On the final night of the festival there were prizes auctioned off between bands Renaud joined Big James on stage to auction off tickets to some western Canadian festivals like Farmegeddon and Armstrong Metal Fest. The big prize was the massive poster with the CMF logo, band logos and signatures of bands and, as requested by the winner, fans. This year $1400 was raised for the Make a Wish Southern Alberta charity. We have to say thank you to Big James for giving us the best photo of the festival (featured above after the title) during the auctions between bands.

Big James and Big Nate during the charity auction

Big James and Big Nate during the charity auction

Big James and Big Nate during the charity auction

Big James and Big Nate during the charity auction

Giant CMF Poster for auction.

Giant CMF Poster for auction.

Winner of the giant poster.

Winner of the giant poster.

Big Nate and Family with the Big Check. Photo courtesy of Jaelle.

Big Nate and Family with the Big Check. Photo courtesy of Jaelle.

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ACID KING signs with SVART for first new album in 10 years, embarks on Euro tour

June 15th, 2014
by EvilG

Today, SVART RECORDS is happy to announce that we have signed a contract with San Francisco’s ACID KING and will be handling their forthcoming new album worldwide. The new album, which is the legendary stoner rock band’s first in 10 years, was recorded at Sharkbite Studios by Billy Anderson with Toshi Kasai and mixed by Billy Anderson. Featuring cover art by esteemed tattoo artist Tim Lehi, the nine-track album will be available on CD, gatefold double-LP, and digital formats in February 2015. Title and tracklisting to be announced shortly. Read the rest of this entry »

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BELPHEGOR: FIRST STUDIO TRAILER RELEASED

June 15th, 2014
by EvilG

Austrian Death / Black Metal commandos BELPHEGOR have released the first studio report from their upcoming tenth studio album Conjuring The Dead.  The trailer provides a glimpse into the recording process for bass & drum tracks atMana Studios in Tampa, Florida. Watch the footage on the Nuclear Blast Records YouTube channel:www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQm7MLb3f_8

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HESPERIA STUDIO REPORT

June 15th, 2014
by EvilG

HESPERUS begins the recordings of the new HESPERIA album titled “METALLVM ITALICVM”. The recordings will be made by DPF STUDIO (http://www.dpfstudio.it).

The album is the fourth and last part of the concept about the Roman Poem ENEIDE.

METALLVM ITALICVM will be influenced from every musical style (from Italian opera to epic metal, from black metal to AOR, identitary and folk music) to create an epic and italic sound. Among the guests will be a Tenor-singer to perform some passages. This will be the first experiment ever, that puts Metal and Italian Opera (Musica Lirica) with a male opera lead singer together.

More infos about the upcoming album will coming soon.

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PaganFest North America V Calgary, Alberta, May 7th, 2014

June 14th, 2014
by J P

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Korpiklaani, Turisas, Chthonic, Varg, Winterhymn

The Republik. Calgary, Alberta  2014

It was painful to go  inside on the first sunny day in a week!  As I waited in line enjoying the last few warm rays of sunset I watched the faithful.  Many people were dressed up and faces painted. Countless folk/pagan/Viking shirts made me think this is one of the strongest sub genres right now. Doors open an hour behind schedule which for once didn’t bother me as it was fine to soak up a last few rays of sunset while in line.

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SONISPHERE 2014 – Hietaniemi beach, Helsinki

June 14th, 2014
by Marko Syrjala

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SONISPHERE

28.05 2014

Hietaniemi beach, Helsinki

REVIEW AND PHOTOS BY MARKO SYRJALA

The Sonisphere Festival is an annual touring metal/rock festival which takes place across Europe between June and August. In Finland, the tour was seen for the sixth time and this time it was organized in Hietaniemi beach in Helsinki. Headlining was, as usual, Metallica. The show is part of “Metallica by Request” tour, where fans can vote for this concert set list. Other performers included: Slayer, Danzig Mastodon, Gojira and Ghost. For practical reasons I didn’t get into area until 06:00, just in time to see Danzig show to begin, so I missed the first three bands this time. But let’s start from there then !!

Sonisphere

Sonisphere

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Amoral to tour Europe with Dark Tranquillity

June 14th, 2014
by EvilG

Amoral is heading out for a European tour this November as the main support act for Dark Tranquillity. The band – whose recently released album “Fallen Leaves & Dead Sparrows” has been praised both by the media as well as the fans – will play a 50-minute set each night. Also on the bill are bands Acyl and The Lehmann Project.

“We are thrilled to get to share the stage with the Gothenburg legends”, says guitarist Ben Varon. “There’s a bunch of familar cities and venues on the tour initerary where we’ve had a great time before, so this shaping up to be a great run!”
Before the European tour, Amoral will play a string of shows in its homeland Finland, with dates annouced soon. The bands next performance is at Tuska Festival, Helsinki.

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SLASH’s New Single “World On Fire” Available Now

June 13th, 2014
by Celtic Bob

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SLASH and his bandmates Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators have released “WORLD ON FIRE” the first single and title track off their new album today, Friday the 13th at radio. Listen to the hell-raising “World On Fire” on Revolver HERE and Slashonline.com HERE. To download the song on iTunes, http://smarturl.it/slashworldonfire. Read the rest of this entry »

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FAMOUS UNDERGROUND Release Official Video For “Bullet Train”

June 13th, 2014
by Celtic Bob

Canadian hard rockers FAMOUS UNDERGROUND, the band featuring former SLIK TOXIK vocalist Nick Walsh, have released a new video for the song “Bullet Train“, taken from their international debut release. The video can be viewed below:

Canadian hard rockers FAMOUS UNDERGROUND, the band featuring former SLIK TOXIK vocalist Nick Walsh, have released a new video for the song “Bullet Train“, taken from their international debut release. The video can be viewed below: http://youtu.be/72sXrmIXYfk FAMOUS UNDERGROUND recently announced a show for Toronto, ON on June 27th at Rockpile East. Walsh has checked in with the following update: “Come One, Come All! This truly is an entrance to summer bash. Even if you are planning on going away for the long weekend, spend your Friday night with FAMOUS UNDERGROUND, some friends and rock! We will be performing some new songs that we are in the middle of recording and mixing for our next CD. Hope to see you all there. Horns up!” Go to the event page here for complete details. FAMOUS UNDERGROUND’s self-titled studio release produced by Nick Walsh and mixed by Darius Szczepaniak (The Black Crowes, Sacrifice) at Rouge Valley Studio in Toronto. The new recording takes Walsh’s writing to a more defined state where the lyrics delve more into the complexities of the real world. www.famousunderground.tv www.facebook.com/famousunderground’]

FAMOUS UNDERGROUND recently announced a show for Toronto, ON on June 27th at Rockpile East. Walsh has checked in with the following update:

“Come One, Come All! This truly is an entrance to summer bash. Even if you are planning on going away for the long weekend, spend your Friday night with FAMOUS UNDERGROUND, some friends and rock! We will be performing some new songs that we are in the middle of recording and mixing for our next CD. Hope to see you all there. Horns up!”

Go to the event page here for complete details.

FAMOUS UNDERGROUND’s self-titled studio release produced by Nick Walsh and mixed by Darius Szczepaniak (The Black Crowes, Sacrifice) at Rouge Valley Studio in Toronto. The new recording takes Walsh’s writing to a more defined state where the lyrics delve more into the complexities of the real world.

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ALICE COOPER Kicks Off North American Tour With Release of “Super Duper” DVD And New Guitarist

June 13th, 2014
by Celtic Bob

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Following the April premiere of Super Duper Alice Cooper at the Tribeca Film Festival, and the subsequent release of the documentary on DVD, Blu-Ray, Deluxe Editions, and digital formats this month via Eagle Rock Entertainment, rock’s greatest showman, Alice Cooper, heads out on a lengthy North American tour.

The summer trek starts with three shows in Michigan June 26-28 before Cooper joins Motley Crue’s final “All Bad Things Must Come To An End” tour as a Very Special Guest on July 2nd, running through late November.

The tour marks the debut of Alice’s new guitarist Nita Strauss, who was recently ranked #1 on Guitar World’s list of “10 Female Guitar Players You Should Know.”  She takes the place of Orianthi, who has toured with Alice for the past few years.  Nita, who has made her name in bands including the Iron Maidens, Femme Fatale, and LA Kiss, joins Alice’s band’s three guitar attack, which also features guitarists Ryan Roxie and Tommy Henriksen, plus longtime bassist Chuck Garric and drummer Glen Sobel.

Super Duper Alice Cooper was produced and directed by the Banger Films team of Sam Dunn, Scot McFadyen and Reginald Harkema.  Banger previously delivered the award-winning documentaries “Iron Maiden: Flight 666″ and “Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage.”  Eagle Rock Entertainment released the film in DVD and Blu-Ray on June 3rd, including a deluxe edition with extensive bonus material film footage from a rare 1972 Montreal concert and a full length recent Alice Cooper concert from the 2009 Montreux Festival on CD.

Alice recently marked the tenth anniversary of his radio show “Nights With Alice Cooper,” which airs five days a week across the USA, Canada and Australia, as well as in the UK and Germany, syndicated worldwide by United Stations.

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Onslaught and Artillery European tour cancelled, but UK dates go ahead

June 12th, 2014
by Arto Lehtinen

Ladies and Gents, sometimes no matter how hard you try and no matter how much you want something to happen, at times events and other circumstances that are completely out of your control unfortunately conspire to prevent those things happening. So it’s with great regret that we have to announce that the European leg of the ‘Thrash Invasion’ tour has been cancelled. Its a shitty situation but things were always out of our hands on this tour! Needless to say ourselves and the other bands involved are gutted. We will, however, be looking to reschedule the shows at a later date. The UK tour is still going ahead as planned with Onslaught and Artillery and believe me it’s going to be pretty damn epic! We would like to thank and wish Zetro all the very best with Exodus and hope to hook up with him and the rest of the guys from Hatriot very soon.
All the best

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