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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SWEET & LYNCH Release Behind The Scenes Video From The Making of “Unified”

August 12th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

 

Frontiers Music Srl is set to release the second album from SWEET & LYNCH, “Unified”. The highly anticipated follow up to the band’s Billboard charting debut, “Only to Rise” will be available on November 10th.

Order the album here: http://radi.al/Unified or at the links below
Frontiers: http://www.frontiers.shop
Amazon: http://radi.al/UnifiedAmazon
iTunes: http://radi.al/UnifiediTunes
Google Play: http://radi.al/UnifiedGooglePlay

All digital pre-orders come with an instant download of “Promised Land.”

Follow the band on Spotify to be alerted when the album is released and to add “Promised Land” to your favorite playlists: http://radi.al/UnifiedSpotify

SWEET & LYNCH is centered around the talents of guitarist/vocalist Michael Sweet of heavy metal stalwarts STRYPER (ex-BOSTON) and iconic guitarist George Lynch (LYNCH MOB, KXM, ex-DOKKEN) along with bassist James Lomenzo (ex MEGADETH, WHITE LION, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) and drummer Brian Tichy (The Dead Daisies, ex-WHITESNAKE). In addition to his vocal and guitar work, Michael Sweet handled all of the production duties on “Unified”


Track Listing:
1. Promised Land
2. Walk
3. Afterlife
4. Make Your Mark
5. Tried & True
6. Unified
7. Find Your Way
8. Heart Of Fire
9. Bridge Of Broken Lies
10. Better Man
11. Live To Die

SWEET & LYNCH Lineup:
Michael Sweet – Lead Vocals, Guitars
George Lynch – Lead Guitars
James Lomenzo – Bass Guitar
Brian Tichy – Drums

For More Info Visit:
http://www.sweetandlynch.com/
https://www.facebook.com/SweetLynch/

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BLACKFINGRER Debuts Lyric Video For “When Colors Fade Away

August 12th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

Singer ERIC WAGNER, formerly of TROUBLE and currently of THE SKULL, brings his unique and legendary voice to the new BLACKFINGER album, When Colors Fade Away, to be released Sept. 15th on M-Theory Audio. Now based in Pittsburgh, PA, Eric is joined by another familiar name in doom circles, guitarist Terry Weston (DREAM DEATH, PENANCE), and you can get the first taste of the group’s latest with the lyric video for the album’s opening song, and title track.

“After I finished the first Blackfinger record and actually sat back and listened to it, it dawned upon me that ‘when colors fade away’ would be a great title and concept for the next one… of course I didn’t know there would be one but I always hope,” explains Eric. “A common thread throughout that album was the different feelings of what colors meant to me. I wondered what would happen if all the colors were gone? What would life be like without colors? I also wanted to clear up some of the misconceptions of what we are taught throughout our lives, most of which seems unrealistic to me and only serves to better the collection plate. When I first saw the lyric video for ‘When Colors Fade Away’ I was totally fuckin’ blown away. I was not expecting it… it was perfect… like the dude read my mind. It is in my opinion thee best lyric video I have ever seen… I love it.”

The lyric video for “When Colors Fade Away” was created by Rafael Ortega (Ayreon, Helsott, Subterranean Masquerade) was premiered this week in the US courtesy of Decibel magazine and in Europe by Rock Hard.

When Colors Fade Away will be in-stores and online Sept. 15th, but you can pre-order CDs or limited-edition blue/black marble vinyl at the label’s shop at www.m-theoryaudio.com/store or downloads at www.theblackfinger.bandcamp.com

Watch for live show announcements from Blackfinger soon.

M-Theory Audio is the new label recently launched by Marco Barbieri, the former president of Century Media Records, whose previous experience includes Nuclear Blast and Metal Blade. Joining Marco in this adventure are colleagues whose past experience includes work for labels like Century Media, Prosthetic, Victory and Epitaph. The label’s roster includes Mongolian/Nomadic Folk Metal band Tennger Cavalry, Traditional Metal Revivalists White Wizzard, Pagan Death Metal band Helsott, Las Vegas prog/power metal band Sicocis, Black Metal Ritualists Empyrean Throne and Nor Cal’s death/metalcore band Apothesary and more.

For more information, please visit
www.m-theoryaudio.com www.facebook.com/blackfingermusic www.ericwagnermusic.com

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PHANTOM 5 Release “Crossfire” (Official Video)

August 12th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

From the album PLAY TO WIN. Get your copy NOW: Pre-order: http://radi.al/PlayToWin
• Frontiers: http://www.frontiers.shop (CD & VINYL)
• Amazon: http://radi.al/PlayToWinAmazon
• iTunes: http://radi.al/PlayToWiniTunes
• Google Play: http://radi.al/PlayToWinGooglePlay

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British Metal Legends RAVEN & New England’s DEAD BY WEDNESDAY Announce Upcoming U.S. Tour Dates

August 12th, 2017
by Celtic Bob


Connecticut-based heavy metal frontrunners DEAD BY WEDNESDAY are thrilled to announce their upcoming U.S. tour supporting British heavy metal legends Raven. The month-long run will begin on August 17 in Clifton Park, NY and visit 25+ venues before coming to an end in Allentown, PA on September 15, with Raven playing an additional solo date the next day. Original Fear Factory drummer Mike Heller will fill in on drums for Raven on the entire run. More dates are scheduled to be announced. Tickets are available via local venues.

In celebration of the upcoming tour, DEAD BY WEDNESDAY have released a brand new song “Darwin’s Dance” – an example of what’s to come on the band’s upcoming full-length album. Listen here: https://youtu.be/Jx5qHK4pL4g

“Darwin’s Dance” will be available for download via iTunes, Amazon, Spotify very soon. For now, the track is available for a limited time on Bandcamp, featuring the “pay your own price” option: https://deadbywednesday.bandcamp.com/track/darwins-dance

DEAD BY WEDNESDAY vocalist Rob Roy says: “We are super pumped to unleash our new tune “Darwin’s Dance” to the masses but better yet even more stoked to be touring as direct support to British metal legends Raven! Can’t wait to hear some of their road stories and I’m sure we’ll be learning a thing or two from them as well.”

Raven vocalist and bassist John Gallagher adds: “This is going to be a brilliant tour! We can’t wait to get back into some US markets that we haven’t been in a while but also return to some that we have. We love seeing our same fans but hope to see some new faces as well. Plus, we will have some fresh new blood out with us opening who are our EMP labelmates, DEAD BY WEDNESDAY.”

While on tour, catch DEAD BY WEDNESDAY’s touring guitarist and newest member Kyle “Squirrel” Leary jamming on his brand new Legator guitars! Leary just signed on for a full endorsement with Legator. Check out more about Legator here: https://legator.guitars/

RAVEN & DEAD BY WEDNESDAY U.S. Tour Dates:
Aug. 17th – Trickshots, Clifton Park, NY
Aug. 18th – Jewel Nightclub, Manchester, NH
Aug. 19th – AxeFest 2017@The Outer Space Ballroom, Hamden, CT
Aug. 20th – The Brighton Bar, Long Branch, NJ
Aug. 22nd – The Riffhouse, Chesapeake, VA
Aug. 23rd – The Pour House Music Hall, Raleigh, NC
Aug. 24th – Ground Zero, Spartanburg, SC
Aug. 25th – The Earl, Atlanta, GA
Aug. 26th – The Basement, Nashville, TN
Aug. 27th – Twist of Lime, Metairie, LA
Aug. 30th – Gold Bar, San Antonio, TX
Aug. 31st – Texas Mist, Austin, TX
Sept. 1st – Diamond Jim’s Saloon, Arlington, TX
Sept. 2nd – The Vanguard, Tulsa, OK
Sept. 3rd – Riot Room, Kansas City, MO
Sept. 4th – Madison Live!, Covington, KY
Sept. 5th – Empire Concert Club & Bar, Akron, OH
Sept. 6th – Black Circle Brewing Co., Indianapolis, IN
Sept. 7th – Full Terror Assault Open Air III 2017, Cave-In-Rock, IL
Sept. 8th – The Frequency, Madison, WI
Sept. 9th – The Revival 2017, Yorkville, IL
Sept. 10th – The Token Lounge, Westland, MI
Sept. 12th – Evening Star Concert Hall, Niagara Falls, NY
Sept. 13th – Oneida American Legion Post 169, Oneida, NY
Sept. 14th – Saint Vitus Bar, NYC
Sept. 15th – Jabber Jaws, Allentown, PA
Sept. 16th – Bar XIII, Wilmington, DE (Raven only)
*More Dates TBA…

DEAD BY WEDNESDAY is also touring in support of their latest full-length album, The Darkest of Angels, which features a different guest vocalist on each track. Produced by Nicky Bellmore (Toxic Holocaust, Jasta), the record features vocals from Brian Fair of Shadows Fall, Rob Dukes of Generation Kill / ex-Exodus, John Arch of Fates Warning, Carley Coma of Candiria, Eric AK of Flotsam & Jetsam, Sean Danielsen of Smile Empty Soul, Ceschi Ramos of Fake Four Inc., Antony Hamalainen of Armageddon, Kris Keyes of Gargantua Soul, Paul Stoddard of Diecast and others.

The Darkest of Angels was released via David Ellefson of Megadeth’s EMP Label Group. You can order the album now via EMP Label Group’s merch site, or via iTunes and Amazon.

To learn more about DEAD BY WEDNESDAY, please visit www.facebook.com/deadbywednesday.

DEAD BY WEDNESDAY is:
Mike Modeste – Bass & Vox
Kyle “Squirrel” Leary – Guitar
Rob Roy – Vox
Opus – Drums & Vox

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Discover VENOM INC.’s History and Evolution in Fifth Episode of Video Interview Series

August 12th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

Black metal originators VENOM INC. will release their upcoming full-length album, Avé, out NOW! via Nuclear Blast. Today, you can watch the fifth installment of the band’s one-on-one video interview series describing behind-the-scenes details on Avé. This video discusses the band’s history and evolution through time – the dark and twisted roots of VENOM INC. Watch here: https://youtu.be/uzcH-OkQ5Vo

Check out the first four video series installments 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

Hear two new tracks from Avé now:
“Dein Fleisch” music video:

“Avé Satanas” track video:

Order your copy of Avé here: www.nuclearblast.com/venominc-ave

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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ROBIN BECK Premiere’s Title Track Video “Love Is Coming” From Upcoming Album

August 12th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

 

Robin Beck’s new album, “Love Is Coming” will be released on October 13th via Frontiers Music srl, but today we have the world premiere of the music video for the title track for you to enjoy!

Pre-order the album here:
http://radi.al/LoveIsComing
• Frontiers: http://www.frontiers.shop
• Amazon: http://radi.al/LoveIsComingAmazon
• iTunes: http://radi.al/LoveIsComingiTunes
• Google Play: http://radi.al/LoveIsComingGooglePlay

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DUST BOLT Prepares For North American Tour With Obituary and Exodus

August 12th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

German power four-piece DUST BOLT released their third album Mass Confusion in July 2016 via Napalm Records. (Order Here) In support of the album, DUST BOLT will travel to North America for the first time ever.

The band will be taking part in the “Battle of the Bays” Tour, featuring Obituary, Exodus and Power Trip. The tour kicks off September 14th in Durham, NC and runs through October 15th in Baton Rouge, LA. A complete list of all dates including off dates with Obituary can be found below.

The band cannot wait to hit the shores of North America:

“We are more than stoked to come to the United States and Canada to spread some ass kicking metal music! It is unbelievable how the guys in Obituary support DUST BOLT and managed to get us on this tour and all we can say is that THIS is something really rare, special and unconventional these days. So, for that reason everybody in North America prepare for the sickest line up we think we´ve seen in a long time and prepare for total mass confusion! Obituary, Exodus, Power Trip and Dust Bolt are coming your way! This is our first time ever to play in another continent. So you better be prepared!”

It’s only been six years since Southern Germans DUST BOLT won the W:O:A Metal Battle 2011 – six years the band has used to transform themselves from hot newcomers into national thrash heroes with their debut Violent Demolition! These Bay Area aficionados dropped their third full length Mass Confusion in July 2016. Relentless touring plus constant fine-tuning of the typical DUST BOLT sound have finally paid off: the old school songwriting is focused and free of ballast weight, yet despite all the rage and aggression there is still plenty of breathing space for melodic guitar work, gang shouts and ten ton grooves.

Dust Bolt W/Obituary, Exodus and Powertrip
9/14: Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall
9/15: Virginia Beach, VA @ Shakas Live
9/16: Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
9/17: Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
9/19: Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg
9/20: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium (Downstairs)
9/21: Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
9/22: Quebec City, QC @ Imperial Ball
9/23: Ottawa, ON @ Bronson Centre
9/24: London, ON @ London Music Hall
9/26: Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
9/27: Columbus, OH @ Park Street Saloon
9/28: Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe @ Old National Center
9/29: Joliet, IL @ The Forge
9/30: Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theatre
10/1: St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room
10/3: Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
10/4: Ft. Collins, CO @ Aggie Theater
10/6: Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades*
10/7: Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom*
10/8: San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park
10/10: Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
10/11: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
10/12: El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
10/14: San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger*
10/15: Baton Rouge, LA @ The Varsity Theater +

* No Exodus
+ Obituary, Dust Bolt ONLY

For More Info Visit:
www.facebook.com/dustbolt/

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Wayward Sons Release Video For “Crush” – Debut Album “Ghosts Of Yet To Come” Available September 15th

August 12th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

Wayward Sons are set to release their debut album “Ghosts Of Yet To Come” on September 15th via Frontiers Music Srl.

Wayward Sons is a UK guitar act made up of Toby Jepson (Vocals/Guitar), Sam Wood (Guitar), Nic Wastell (Bass), Dave Kemp (Keys) and Phil Martini (Drums). They have an impressive resume of groups they have previously worked with – Little Angels, Gun, Spear Of Destiny, Treason Kings and Chrome Molly to name a few – which is reassuring in terms of the band as players, but doesn’t really hint at their sound. Wayward Sons sound nothing like the sum of their parts. The music is hard rock but mixed with a vitality and energy – both musically and lyrically.

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

Amazon: http://radi.al/WaywardSonsAmazon
iTunes: http://radi.al/WaywardSonsiTunes
Google Play: http://radi.al/WaywardSonsGooglePlay

Follow the band on Spotify to be alerted when new singles from the album are released and to add to Until The End,” “Alive” and “Crush” to your favorite playlists: http://radi.al/WaywardSonsSpotify

Digital pre-orders come with an instant download of “Until The End,” “Alive” and “Crush”

Recently Wayward Sons announced that they will hit the road in the UK supporting UFO for three special shows and then joining forces with label-mates Inglorious for a full UK tour. A complete list of dates can be found below.

Wayward Sons With UFO:
9/14: Dorking, UK @ Dorking Halls
9/15: Holmfirth, UK @ The Picturedrome
9/16: Northampton, UK @ Roadmender

Wayward Sons With Inglorious:
9/30: Pontypridd, UK @ Muni Arts Centre
10/1: Southampton, UK @ The Brook
10/7: Bilston, UK @ Robin 2
10/8: Newcastle, UK @ O2 Academy2
10/10: Glasgow, UK @ The Classic Grand
10/11: York, UK @ Fibbers
10/12: Nottingham, UK @ Rescue Rooms
10/20: London, UK @ Electric Ballroom

For More Info Visit:
www.facebook.com/waywardsonsbanduk
@WaywardSonsBand

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America’s Youth Have Been Infected!! GWAR Wraps Up Their Run on The Vans Warped Tour – New Album “The Blood Of Gods” Set For Release October 20th

August 11th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

The youth of America have been infected! As the stars of the 2017 Vans Warped Tour, your Lords and Masters have GWAR destroyed and pillaged the country all summer long, as only they could. Warped Tour fans and fellow bands alike were molested, mutilated and left emotionally devastated by GWAR’s performances from sea to shining sea. The one and only Beefcake the Mighty, “killed” Billy Hamilton the bassist of Silverstein and then took his place in the band, playing the band’s new single “Ghost”

Just this past weekend as the Warped Tour was wrapping up, The Berserker Blothar took to the stage along with Sawborg Destructo and their slaves to “murder” American Authors singer Zac Barnett. Blothar then took over the vocal duties of their hit song, changing the lyrics to “Last Day of My Life” as the savage attack continued.

Guitarist Pustulus Maximus commented on the end of Warped Tour and what bohabs can expect next from your lords and masters:

“Our summer’s long journey to corrupt the moral turpitude of America’s youth is now complete. Much thanks to the other bands, crew and children with whom we shared blood, sex and violence. Now, on to tell the tale of “The Blood of Gods!”

On October 20th, GWAR will release a new studio album entitled “The Blood of Gods” via Metal Blade Records. “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!

Of course, “The Blood of Gods” is the first GWAR album without the band’s fallen brother, Oderus Urungus. The title of the album refers to the loss of Oderus. and the struggles and triumphs that produced the new sound of the band. Born of adversity, “The Blood of Gods” is a sonic scar…a question asked and answered…Death cannot kill GWAR. Nothing can. GWAR LIVES MOTHERFUCKERS!

GWAR are taking a quick break following Warped Tour, then heading back out on the road for an appearance at Chicago’s Riot Fest and a couple of additional headline dates (including an appearance at Land Of Illusion in Middletown, OH. Following those shows, the band will return home to Antarctica to prepare for a never-ending tour in support of “The Blood Of Gods”. More information including dates, venues, and support bands will be made available when GWAR feels like it.

GWAR LIVE:
9/15: Knoxville, TN @ The International
9/16: Middletown, OH @ Land of Illusion (Free Show With Admission To Park)
9/17: Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest

GWAR W/ Stonecutters:
11/2: Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom (Moved From 9/16)

 

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BLACKMORE’S NIGHT “To The Moon And Back: 20 Years And Beyond” out August 18

August 11th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

2017 marks the 20th anniversary of Blackmore’s Night – the internationally-heralded Renaissance Rock band helmed by six-string extraordinaire Ritchie Blackmore and vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Candice Night. To celebrate, the band is proud to present To The Moon And Back: 20 Years And Beyond…: a two-disc collection of favorites and new material.

To The Moon And Back boasts three brand new songs: “Ghost Of John”, which proudly introduces the vocals of Autumn Blackmore (the 6-year daughter of Blackmore and Night) at the close of the song, Blackmore’s “Land Of Hope and Glory” (a reworking of British patriotic anthem “Pomp And Circumstance March No. 1” written in 1902), and a cover of favored Rainbow tune “I Surrender”, with Night providing the vocals.

Additionally, the set includes re-recorded versions of catalog favorites “Moonlight Shadow”, “Somewhere Over The Sea”, “Coming Home”, and “Writing On The Wall”. This new material is buoyed with Blackmore’s Night classics, such as “Shadow Of The Moon”, “Ghost Of A Rose”, and “Under A Violet Moon”, and a live version of “Home Again”, fully rounding out this best-of compilation. The included booklet displays a collage of memorabilia, showcasing live band photos, backstage passes, and tour flyers. Completing To The Moon And Back is a behind-the-scenes bonus video of Blackmore and Night rehearsing at a soundcheck, allowing fans an intimate glimpse of the band before a show.

“We hope you enjoy this musical journey down memory lane from Shadow of the Moon…our first release…through our brand new 2017 versions of old favorites and a new surprise song. 20 years of memorable music and beyond…” enthuses Blackmore and Night.

The magic of Blackmore’s Night is their ability to transport the listener to a bygone era, gathered around a fire or in an old renaissance tavern. Their sold-out concerts resemble that era, with band and fans alike decked out in Renaissance garb, losing themselves in the mirth of the music. This ambiance is created via Blackmore’s dexterous movement between acoustic and electric guitar, mandolin, mandola, cello, and hurdy gurdy, Night’s ethereal vocals and command of seven medieval woodwind instruments (bagpipe, chanters, shawms, and pennywhistles, to name a few), and the consummate musicianship of keyboardist/back-up vocalist Bard David, violinist Scarlett Fiddler, back-up vocalist/shawm player Lady Lynn, bassist/rhythmic guitarist Earl Grey, and percussionist Troubadour of Aberdeen.

After 20 amazing years, Blackmore’s Night continue to invite fans and newcomers to join them To The Moon And Back…Won’t you heed their call?

Track Listing:

CD I:
1.) Shadow Of The Moon
2.) Spirit Of The Sea
3.) Renaissance Faire
4.) Play Minstrel Play
5.) Under A Violet Moon
6.) Spanish Nights
7.) Fires At Midnight
8.) Ghost Of A Rose
9.) Cartouche
10.) Village Lanterne
11.) The Circle
12.) 25 Years
13.) Dandelion Wine
14.) Home Again (live)

CD II:
1.) I Surrender (bonus track)
2.) Moonlight Shadow (2017 version)
3.) Somewhere Over The Sea (2017 version)
4.) Writing On The Wall (2017 version)
5.) Coming Home (2017 version)
6.) Ghost Of John (bonus track)
7.) Minstrel Hall
8.) Possum Goes To Prague
9.) Durch den Wald zum Bach Haus
10.) Nur eine Minute
11.) Village Dance
12.) Land Of Hope And Glory (2017 single version)
13.) Bonus Video

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Rise Above Records To Release Uncle Acid The Deadbeats’ “Vol 1” Friday October 13th

August 10th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

First released on Friday February 13th, (40 years to the day after Black Sabbath’s debut LP), “Vol 1” was the first efforts of unknown songwriter, Kevin Starrs. Pressed in small numbers for a non existing fan base, the album took several months to shift all 30 CD-R copies and provided a small platform to fund it’s follow up, “Blood Lust” (2011).

Recorded on a tight budget of stashed dole money and with little knowledge or regard for conventional recording techniques, the chaotic results speak for themselves;

Distorted vocals, out of tune harmonies, ragged musicianship and everything pushed to the red. The clatter of mic stands falling over mid performance, the rustling of lyric papers, the missed key changes and flubbed lines. Everything you would want to avoid is here. Self-funded, self-recorded and self released to a fanfare of silence, “Vol 1” was a true D.I.Y. effort from start to finish. No great ambition, no target audience, no press support. Just a collection of songs for anyone who would listen. With it’s mix of budget horror lyrics, Everly Brothers obsessed harmonies, downer rock riffs, overly long guitar solos and bizarre high pitched vocals, “Vol 1” had very limited appeal outside a small group of underground fanatics.

In the years following, the album became something of a cult curiosity. Despite the shoddy work of bootleggers and impatient collectors, Starrs refused to re release the album until he could work on its remix and oversee the mastering. “It was a D.I.Y project from the beginning so I wasn’t going to give it up and let someone else mess with it. I also wasn’t going to cash in on something for the sake of it. I wanted it to sound the best that it possibly could. The record deserves my full attention, so with no new album to distract anyone in 2017, it was the perfect time to work on it and release it on CD and Vinyl. It can stand on it’s own…flaws included.”

So here it is, “Vol 1” in all its ragged glory…finally mastered and mixed for this release.

Enjoy.

“Vol 1” Track Listing:
1. Crystal Spiders
2. Witches Garden
3. Dead Eyes of London
4. Lonely and Strange
5. Vampire Circus
6. Do What Your Love Tells You
7. I Don’t Know
8. Wind Up Toys

For More Info Visit:
https://www.uncleacidband.com
https://www.facebook.com/uncleacid/

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Inaugural RIDE FOR DIME East Coast Tri-State Chapter Charity Event Planned for August 26 at New Jersey’s Starland Ballroom

August 10th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

Guest Hosts Include:
Comedian Don Jamieson
Metal Personalities and Reality Stars Adam Poch, Jennifer “Jenncity” Arroyo and Natalie Jansen
Alt-Model and TV Personality Marilyn Mansfield
The return of Mistress Juliya

Featuring an All-Star Jam, Plus Individual Performances from Thy Will Be Done, Silvertomb, Alekhine’s Gun (featuring Orange Is The New Black star Jessica Pimentel) and More

See Below for More Show Details

Getcha’ pull! The very first RIDE FOR DIME East Coast Tri-State chapter charity event and concert is set to take place at New Jersey’s Starland Ballroom (570 Jernee Mill Rd, Sayreville) on Saturday, August 26, 2017. Doors will open at 12:00pm sharp and tickets are on sale now for just $25 for a full day of fun for all ages! Day of show tickets will go up to $30, so get your tickets now here at the discounted price!

VIP packages are available, and include a ticket to RIDE FOR DIME East Coast, VIP laminate, admission to the pre-party at Dingbatz which includes complimentary beverages for VIPs. VIPs will also receive a RIDE FOR DIME East Coast Tri-State chapter EVENT t-shirt. VIP packages including all of the previously listed benefits are $100.

RIDE FOR DIME’s special guest hosts will include comedian Don Jamieson, heavy metal personalities and reality stars Adam Poch, Jennifer “Jenncity” Arroyo and Natalie Jansen, alt-model and TV personality Marilyn Mansfield, and the return of Mistress Juliya!

The concert portion of the event will feature tri-state talents Thy Will Be Done, the first performance of Silvertomb (featuring members of Type O Negative, Danzig and Agnostic Front), Frost Coalition (featuring members of Danzig and Savatage), Black Water Rising, Ikillya, Alekhine’s Gun (featuring Orange Is The New Black star Jessica Pimentel), Hammerfight, Lethal Affection, Negative Sky, Common Wealth, Throwdown Syndicate, Kalopsia, Whiskey Time Machine, Palaceburn, Apparition and Enigma Machine.

The night will also include an All-Star Jam featuring John DeServio (Black Label Society), Johnny Kelly (Type O Negative, Danzig, A Pale Horse Named Death), Bob Pantella (Monster Magnet), Marc Rizzo (Soulfly), Stickman (Fury of Five), Mike Lepond (Symphony X) John Outcalt (God Forbid), Corey Pierce (God Forbid), Jack Frost (Savatage, Seven Witches, Lizzy Borden), Ken Dubman (Prophet), Jennifer “Jenncity” Arroyo (Kittie, Suicide City), Alan Tecchio (Seven Witches, Watchtower, Hades), Jay Waterman (Thy Will Be Done), and more.

An auction will take place and will feature items including gift certificates to restaurants of celebrity chef Chris Santos, and merchandise items from Hatebreed, All That Remains, Lamb of God, art from Marilyn Mansfield and Joey James, and others. More auction items will be added up until the event.

RIDE FOR DIME organizer and God Forbid drummer Corey Pierce shares his thoughts: “I feel honored to be surrounded by talented and caring people who love music and who loved Darryl as a musician, but also loved what he stood for throughout his life. This event is a step in strengthening the metal family while showing our admiration and respect for one of metals greatest legends and I am so happy to be a part of it.”

Alekhine’s Gun frontwoman and Orange Is The New Black star Jessica Pimentel says:”We are honored to be a part of this wonderful evening – so much so that we broke our hiatus to participate in raising money and awareness for these great charities, especially MusiCares who helped us out after the devastation of Hurricane Sandy ruined our music equipment and studio. We look forward to enjoying all the bands and fans and having a great time. Getcha’ pull for Dimebag Darrell!”

Former Type O Negative and current Danzig drummer Johnny Kelly adds: “I’m really looking forward to taking part in the upcoming RIDE FOR DIME show! I’ve had the privilege of playing at other RFD shows in the past, but getting to do it in my hometown will be even more fun! It’s all for a good cause and I’m always happy to be a part of anything that helps preserve Dime’s legacy.”

Black Label Society bassist John DeServio adds: “I’m honored to be involved in the RIDE FOR DIME this year! Dime impacted the world, and it’s up to us to keep his memory alive. God bless The Dimebag. He was definitely one of a kind.”

Proceeds will go to two major non-profit charities: MusiCares, established by the Recording Academy in 1989 and dedicated to providing confidential emergency health and human services and addition recovery to music people in need, and Marines Care, a charity founded in memory of LCPL Chris Cosgove III, providing benevolent assistance to wounded military members, those on active duty, and veterans nationwide, plus their families.

For more information on RIDE FOR DIME East Coast Tri-State chapter charity event, visit www.facebook.com/RFDEast

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