JUDAS PRIEST Announce Video Game

July 20th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

Sony Music Entertainment and legendary heavy metal band Judas Priest announced today that “Judas Priest: Road To Valhalla,” a new mobile game for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch is now available in the App Store.

Game download link to App Store here: http://apple.co/2uG3i3n

The app features stunning new visuals and gameplay set to the iconic songs “Halls of Valhalla,” “Breaking the Law”, “Turbo Lover”, “Electric Eye”, and “Painkiller” and “You’ve Got Another Thing Coming.”

Judas Priest: Road To Valhalla innovates by making isolated song stems (eg drums, vocals, guitar) from the 2016 ‘Battle Cry’ album available to players exclusively within the game. Using an innovative visual mechanic, players must fill “stem meters” to construct the full song and progress through each level of the game.

“When we set out to make this game, we wanted to give fans a new kind of visual listening experience” said Rob Halford, who also appears in a series of exclusive video clips throughout the game.

“For the first time, we are making individual stems of our songs available to fans to give them a new and interactive way to engage with some of the best songs from our catalog.”

“Judas Priest: Road To Valhalla” is a joint collaboration between Judas Priest, Sony Music Entertainment, Trinifold Management LLC UK and Babaroga, a leading mobile game studio.

“Metal maniacs are you ready to join Judas Priest on the Road To Valhalla…..? We are excited to have you take charge and lead the way on the bike and the tour bus! Let the molten metal mayhem begin with the thrill of the ride! Can you claim victory on this perilous journey that leads you into Valhalla…?”

Have a blast and enjoy!
Rob, Glenn, Richie, Ian and Scott

 

About Judas Priest:

There are few heavy metal bands that have managed to scale the heights that Judas Priest have during their 40 year career – originally formed during the early ’70s in Birmingham, England, Judas Priest is responsible for some of the genre’s most influential and landmark albums (1980’s ‘British Steel,’ 1982’s ‘Screaming for Vengeance,’ 1990’s ‘Painkiller,’etc.) and for decades have been one of the greatest live bands in the entire heavy metal genre including an iconic performance at Live Aid in 1985 – they also brought metal to the masses by their appearance on American Idol in 2011 – plus Judas Priest were one of the first metal bands to exclusively wear leather and studs – a look that began during this era and was eventually embraced by metal fans throughout the world!

And soon, the worlds of metal and gaming will collide head-on, with the groundbreaking new game, ‘Road to Valhalla’!

 

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BLAZE BAYLEY ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

July 20th, 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:

W 8/9 Sellersville, PA Sellersville, Theater
Th 8/10 Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus
F 8/11 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance
Su 8/13 Baltimore, MD Fish Head Cantina
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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KIX – guitarist Ronnie “10/10” Younkins

July 19th, 2017
by Marko Syrjala

RONNIE YOUNKINS

Kix is an American hard rock band that achieved their greatest popularity during the 1980s with such albums as MIDNIGHT DYNAMITE and BLOW MY FUSE. The band’s biggest hit was the power ballad “Don’t Close Your Eyes, which was in heavy rotation on US radio stations and MTV. The band split up in 1996, but they got back together in 2003 with the line-up of vocalist Steve Whiteman, guitarists Ronnie “10/10” Younkins and Brian “Damage” Forsythe, drummer Jimmy “Chocolate” Chalfant and the new bassist Mark Schenker. The album ROCK YOUR FACE OFF was released in 2014. Kix performed at Sweden Rock festival in early June. There I had the pleasure to discuss with the band’s guitarist and founder member, Ronnie Younkins, on many topics including the current lineup, the upcoming Kix album and his recent absence from the group’s ranks.

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Brutal Assault : Official Trailer 2017

July 19th, 2017
by Arto Lehtinen

Here is the official Brutal Assault 2017 trailer

 

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Morbid Angel cancels all the summer festival dates

July 18th, 2017
by Arto Lehtinen

World Management and Morbid Angel would like to announce that due to unfortunate and last minute, unforeseen problems with a passport for one of the members of the band, as a result the Summer Festival dates slated for late July and August will have to be cancelled. In well over 30 years we have never had an incident like this, nor have we ever cancelled shows in our past. We have been advised by The US State Department / Passport Agency that a new passport will not be forthcoming in time for any of the upcoming festivals. Morbid Angel are extremely unhappy about this loss of shows and want to apologize to all the Fans, Promoters, and Vendors in Europe! We are working to have this issue remedied for the future and are looking forward to coming back to Europe and playing for all of our fans in November!!!

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VENOM – Dante, Cronos and Rage

July 16th, 2017
by Marko Syrjala

INTERVIEW WITH DANTE, CRONOS AND RAGE OF VENOM

WELCOME TO HELL, BLACK METAL and AT WAR WITH SATAN are iconic black metal albums having had a massive impact on the metal genre. Even though Venom has faced up and dows during its long career, the band is still pushing boundaries. Venom of 2017 is guided by Cronos, along with guitarist Rage, and drummer Dante. The landed at Sweden Rock to offer a black metal outburst in an old school way. The band’s latest FROM THE VERY DEPTH stands for the brutal and raw metal to show Venom’s vicious and fresh approach. Metal-Rules.com had the unique opportunity to sit with the whole band and have a discussion about several interesting and fascinating topics.

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Tom Kefier July 1st, 2017

July 16th, 2017
by J P

Tom Keifer

Deerfoot Inn And Casino
July 1st, 2017

Review by JP
Photography by Jeff

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JACKYL Celebrate Silver Anniversary with ’25’ And A New Tour

July 14th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

t’s an incredible accomplishment when a rock band has been successful enough to reach the 25-year mark since the release of their first album.
And this year, raunchy southern rockers Jackyl have accomplished this feat, and are celebrating with an appropriately-titled compilation, ’25,’ which drops July 28 via Mighty Loud Records.

The 18-track set (which can be preordered via the band’s official site, jackyl.com) features such Jackyl radio hits as “Down on Me,” “The Lumberjack,” “Push Comes to Shove,” and “Favorite Sin,” as well as two previously unreleased tracks – a live rendition of “Redneck Punk,” as well as a cover of Black Oak Arkansas’ “Hot and Nasty.”

“At the time we first hit the scene, we were told by quite a few interviewers and fans that we sounded like a cross between Black Oak Arkansas and AC/DC,” explains Jackyl. “While we was very familiar with AC/DC, we were not with BOA. We went back and listened, and were blown away – so much so, that we recorded a cover of one of their most kick ass tunes, ‘Hot and Nasty,’ which is now finally getting its release on this comp.”

First bursting upon the scene with their self-titled, platinum-certified debut album in 1992, Jackyl has made a name for themselves as a killer live band that delivers night after night, and has continued to offer up good old fashioned blues boogie over the years, as evidenced on such subsequent albums as 1994’s gold-certified ‘Push Comes to Shove,’ all the way to their most recent release, 2016’s ‘Rowyco.’

“With this compilation, we are celebrating 25 years of Jackyl rock n’ roll – the fundamentals of rock n roll,” adds Jesse. “And beware – we are not slowing down anytime soon.”

‘25’ Tracklisting:

Down on Me
When Will It Rain
The Lumberjack
Push Comes to Shove
Secret of the Bottle
Dumb Ass Country Boy
Cut the Crap
Kill the Sunshine
My Moonshine Kicks Your Cocaine’s Ass
Just Like a Negro (featuring DMC)
Screwdriver
Encore
Favorite Sin
Rally
Just Because I’m Drunk
Redneck Punk (Live) – previously unreleased
Hot and Nasty – previously unreleased

TOUR DATES:

Thursday, August 10, 2017 Sturgis SD Full Throttle Saloon
Friday, August 25, 2017 Sterling Heights MI Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre @ Freedom Hill
Saturday, August 26, 2017 Franklin OH J.D. Legends
Saturday, September 2, 2017 Milwaukee WI National H.O.G. Rally/Milwaukee Rally
Friday, September 8, 2017 Hinckley MN Grand Rocktember V Music Festival
Thursday, September 14, 2017 Ocean City MD Cowboy Coast Country Saloon
Friday, September 15, 2017 Heath OH Muddy Creek Saloon
Saturday, September 16, 2017 Sunrise Beach MO Pickleheads Roadhouse (Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest)
Thursday, September 21, 2017 Augusta GA The Country Club
Friday, September 22, 2017 Savannah GA The Stage on Bay
Saturday, September 23, 2017 Cocoa Beach FL 80’s in the Park
Friday, November 17, 2017 Sioux City IA Anthem at Hard Rock
Saturday, November 18, 2017 Watseka IL Watseka Theatre
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 Cincinnati OH Bogart’s
Friday, November 24, 2017 Indianapolis IN 8 Seconds Saloon
Saturday, November 25, 2017 Green Bay WI The Green Bay Distillery
Sunday, November 26, 2017 Dubuque IA Q Casino
Friday, December 1, 2017 Flint MI The Machine Shop

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT:

jackyl.com

 

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LYNCH MOB – The Brotherhood Coming September 8th On Rat Pak Records

July 14th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

Produced by Chris “The Wizard” Collier (Lynch Mob; Flotsam And Jetsam; Prong; KXM), “The Brotherhood” features eleven brand new hard rock tracks from Lynch Mob. This album will surely resonate with long time fans of the band, as well as those longing for that good ol’ hard rock sound and feel. “The Brotherhood” highlights the unique pairing of Oni Logan and George Lynch, and along with Sean McNabb (bass) and Jimmy D’Anda (drums), the band has created a solid offering from start to finish. From the heavy guitar riffs of the opening track “Main Offender” to the melodic album finale ”Miles Away”, Lynch Mob have once again proven they remain on top of their game and at the top of their genre!

On the subject of Lynch Mob’s new record, Oni Logan comments, “After doing quite a few miles together with this latest line-up of Sean McNabb and Jimmy D’Anda, we consider ourselves a pack of wolves, and we came up with the name ‘The Brotherhood’ for the title of the next Lynch Mob album. It’s got more of an adventurous sound in part and maybe a darker, colder sound to it. We are always willing to go farther. We come from the early 90’s and it’s when we released the first Lynch Mob album which set a sound and course for us. Here we are 27 years later, George and I are still able to keep on stretching. As a player, as a writer, that is very important to us. Otherwise we would be fooling ourselves and fooling you”.

George Lynch adds, “We wrote this album as a band and the name of the record reflects what the band is about, and what all my bands have been about since I’ve been a kid. This is my second family. These are my brothers. You go through a lot together and have a lot of experiences together. And that then becomes a part of the music.” Official release date for “The Brotherhood” is Friday September 08, 2017. PRE-ORDER AT: www.ratpakrecords.com/lynchmob [photos attached]

TRACK LISTING:
01. Main Offender
02. Mr. Jekyll and Hyde
03. I’ll Take Miami
04. Last Call Lady
05. Where We Started
06. The Forgotten Maiden’s Pearl
07. Until the Sky Comes Down
08. Black Heart Days
09. Black Mountain
10. Dog Town Mystics
11. Miles Away
12. Until I Get My Gold (bonus track)

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Band Submissions Now Open For CEMR FEST 2018 Edition

July 12th, 2017
by J P

Band Submissions Now Open For CEMR FEST 2018 Edition

CEMR MetalFest presented by Canada’s Extreme Metal Radio is now taking band applications to participate in their 2018 edition being held from May 4th to 6th at The Forge in Edmonton, AB. For the last two years, CEMR MetalFest has been hosting and showcasing some of Western Canada’s most talked about underground and independent metal bands such as Planet Eater, Display of Decay, Terrifier, WMD, Train Bugger Monkeys, Anarcheon, Van Halst and Vile Insignia to name a few.

Festival organizer and Canada’s Extreme Metal Radio station owner Chris Coutts comments:

“CEMR was developed on the idea of supporting Canadian metal and we have been doing so via our online station, that being said, organizing a fest to showcase bands that should be on people’s radar seem perfectly fitting.”

Bands interested in performing at the 2018 CEMR MetalFest, please visit the following link:
(Please note submissions close on October 7th at 11:59pm MT)
https://www.cemrmetalfest.rocks/bandsubmits 

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http://www.cemr.ca/cemr-metalfest.html

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ACCEPT – Guitarist Wolf Hoffmann

July 12th, 2017
by Marko Syrjala

WOLF HOFFMANN

INTERVIEW AND LIVEPHOTOS BY MARKO SYRJÄLÄ

The German metal legend Accept is releasing its 15th album THE RISE OF THE CHAOS on August 4th. The band’s guitarist and founding member Wolf Hoffman visited Helsinki in early June to promote the new album. Here’s what he had to tell us about THE RISE OF CHAOS and various other topics including the current Accept line-up and the upcoming Wacken spectacle in August.

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ALICE COOPER: Welcome To My Nightmare Special Edition DVD – September 8, 2017

July 11th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

Alice Cooper’s Welcome To My Nightmare Special Edition DVD will be released on September 8, 2017 via Eagle Rock Entertainment. The DVD features the 1975 TV special Alice Cooper: The Nightmare, now available on DVD for the first time, along with the 1976 Welcome To My Nightmare concert film.

Aired on ABC in the US, Alice Cooper: The Nightmare showcases every song from the legendary Welcome To My Nightmare album, which had just been released at the time. With Cooper taking on the role of Steven, and Vincent Price serving as The Spirit Of The Nightmare, this special was a unique introduction to his new album, drawing fans even further into the dark fantasy.

Melding horror, theater, and rock music, Alice Cooper’s Welcome To My Nightmare was a stage show the likes of which was never seen before. Hits and classics songs like “School’s Out”, “Only Women Bleed”, “Billion Dollar Babies”, “Welcome To My Nightmare”, “No More Mr. Nice Guy”, “I’m Eighteen”, and “Department Of Youth” were backdropped with giant spiders, skeletons, a cyclops, and the voice of horror royalty Vincent Price. This groundbreaking theatrical presentation scintillated, horrified, and thrilled audiences, delivering an experience unlike any concerts at the time. He truly brought spectators into a living (or unliving) nightmare, and they loved every minute of it.

The combination of the Welcome To My Nightmare concert film and Alice Cooper: The Nightmare TV special demonstrates the true genius of Alice Cooper. He is beyond music, and beyond horror – Alice Cooper is an experience, who continues to frighten and thrill audiences to this day.

TRACK LISTING

Welcome To My Nightmare:

1) The Awakening

2) Welcome To My Nightmare

3) Years Ago

4) No More Mr. Nice Guy

5) I’m Eighteen

6) Some Folks

7) Cold Ethyl

8) Only Women Bleed

9) Billion Dollar Babies

10) Devil’s Food

11) The Black Widow

12) Steven

13) Escape

14) School’s Out

15) Department Of Youth

The Nightmare:

1) Welcome To My Nightmare

2) Devil’s Food

3) Some Folks

4) Only Women Bleed

5) Cold Ethyl

6) The Black Widow

7) Years Ago

8) Department Of Youth

9) Years Ago (Reprise)

10) Steven

11) The Awakening

12) Ballad Of Dwight Fry

13) Escape

14) The Awakening (Reprise)

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PRONG Release New Single and Video

July 11th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

 

Today American Power Trio PRONG release “Divide And Conquer” as the second digital single from their upcoming studio album “Zero Days”.
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Tommy Victor says about the song: “Hey our new single DIVIDE AND CONQUER is a fist pumping sing a long. We think of it as a modern day anthem. It’s catchy but it’s pissed off.”

“Zero Days” will be released on July 28th, 2017 through Steamhammer/SPV as CD digipak, 2 LP gatefold, download and stream: https://Prong.lnk.to/ZeroDays


PRONG “Zero Days – European Tour 2017”

13.07.D-Hamburg – Hafenklang
14.07.D-Münster – Sputnikhalle
15.07.NL-Eindhoven – Dynamo Metal Fest
16.07.NL-Leiden – Werfpop Festival
18.07.GB-Glasgow – Audio
19.07.GB-Belfast – Voodoo
20.07.IE-Dublin – Voodoo Lounge
21.07.GB-Manchester – Rebellion
22.07.GB-London – Underworld
26.07.D-Munich – Free&Easy Festival
27.07.D-Stuttgart – Keller Klub
28.07.D-Weinheim – Cafe Central
29.07.D-Essen – Nord Open Air
30.07.D-Siegen – Vortex

02.08.D-Potsdam – Waschhaus
03.08.PL-Kostrzyn – Woodstock Open Air
04.08.D-Wacken – Wacken Open Air
05.08.D-Veltheim – Festival Kult
06.08.D-Cologne – Rheinriot
09.08.D-Regensburg – Eventhall Airport
10.08.A-Graz – Explosiv
11.08.A-Vienna – Viper Room
12.08.CZ-Josefov – Brutal Assault Festival
25.08.D-Sulingen – ReLoad Festival

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The Dead Daisies with support act Black Oak County on European Tour 2017 at Amager Bio Copenhagen,Denmark

July 11th, 2017
by Anders Sandvall

The Dead Daisies – Headline
European Tour 2017
Black Oak County – support act

Amager Bio
Copenhagen
Denmark
8/6 – 2017

Live pictures and review by: Anders Sandvall

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Voivod – Dennis “Snake” Belanger

July 11th, 2017
by Arto Lehtinen

INTERVIEW WITH DENIS “SNAKE” BELANGER OF VOIVOD

INTERVIEW AND PICS by ARTO LEHTINEN

The iconic Canadian metal combo VOIVOD released the five-song EP called POST SOCIETY in early 2016. The four-piece metal legends are however working on a full-length follow-up to TARGET EARTH (2013). Therefore Metal-Rules.com caught up with vocalist Denis “Snake” Belanger to talk about the writing process of the 14th full length opus, and about the departure of the original bassist Blacky. 

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