Brazilian band Almah lead by ex-Angra singer Edu Falaschi keep working at their 5th studio album, as yet untitled. The first part of Studio reports is available now on the official Youtube channel of the band. It is dedicated to pre-production sessions and composing of new songs.
The 5th Almah album is planned to be released in 2016. Furher details will be revealed soon.
ALMAH was established in 2006 by Edu Falaschi who was ANGRA’s frontman at that time and released 4 studio albums. The latest studio effort ‘Unfold’ was released at the end of 2013 via Scarlet Records. Unfold World Tour started at Rock In Rio 2013 festival, passed through various countries in South America and Europe and was finalized in September 2015 at ProgPower Festival in USA.
When two German power metal legends join forces to tour, it is always a positive thing, at least for the fans. Helloween is one of the most popular bands in their genre, and the band released its 16’th studio album MY GOD GIVEN RIGHT in May of 2015. The band is a familiar visitor to Finland, and they have played here almost every year for the past 10 years. Rage, in turn, has undergone major changes in recent times. The band’s previous visit to Finland was in 2006, ten years ago, so this was set to be an interesting event for fans of both bands.
First North American Shows In Support of His Latest Solo Album Brand New Revolution
World renowned, Greek guitar phenomenon, GUS G (Ozzy Osbourne, Firewind), will embark on a mini North American headlining tour from April 15th to April 24th. Be sure to either see below or head over to http://www.gusgofficial.com for all tour dates and any additional information and daily updates. (see attached ad-mat)
GUS G states: “I’m very excited to play my first US and Canada shows in support of my new album Brand New Revolution! I purposely decided to do select, VERY exclusive and intimate shows for my die-hard followers. I know it’s been long overdue and I hope to see you all there for some loud, hot and sweaty rocking nights.
“I will be playing mainly material from my two solo albums, but there will be some classic Firewind, Ozzy and Black Sabbath songs sprinkled into the set as well. These shows are not to be missed.”
Brand New Revolution was recorded with Jay Ruston (Stone Sour, Anthrax, Steel Panther, etc.) and mixed by Mike Fraser (Metallica, AC/DC, Van Halen, Aerosmith, etc.). Just as on “I Am The Fire”, the core of GUS G.’s recording group consisted of Jo Nunez (Firewind) on drums and Marty O’ Brien (Lita Ford band) on bass.
The album’s ripping, all-instrumental lead-off track, “The Quest,” can also now be streamed exclusively at the link below.
Interview with Scott Reigel, Lead Vocals for Brutality
February 6, 2016
Interview by InfamousButhcer
Brutality has been part of the Florida Death Metal scene for nearly 30 years. Although not as well-known as their peers Obituary and Deicide, their albums SCREAMS OF ANGUISH and WHEN THE SKY TURNS BLACK are revered as Death Metal classics. Last month they released SEA OF IGNORANCE, their first full length album in 20 years. Response to the album has been very positive from fans and critics alike. I was lucky enough to catch up with their vocalist Scott Reigel to discuss the new album and some Brutality history.
Judas Priest’s tour in support of their 17th studio album overall, Redeemer of Souls, was one of the most extensive of the group’s entire career – consisting of 130 shows in 33 countries, and offering a setlist that touched upon selections from nearly all of their classic albums. And now, fans can relive the live Priest experience once more, with the release of the new CD/DVD/Blu-ray, Battle Cry, on March 25th, 2016, via Epic Records (preview available for viewing here http://smarturl.it/JudasPriestDVD
Recorded live on August 1st, 2015 at Germany’s Wacken Festival in front of an audience of 85,000, Battle Cry is available on a 15-track CD, with the entire show on Blu-ray and DVD (running over 94 minutes), as well as digital audio and video formats. The DVD and Blu-ray also contains 3 bonus tracks shot in Poland on December 10th, 2015 at The Ergo Arena, Gdansk, Poland.
What makes the show’s track listing so appealing is it balances new classics (“Dragonaut,” “Halls of Valhalla,” “Redeemer of Souls”) along with headbanging classics (“Metal Gods,” “Electric Eye,” “You’ve Got Another Thing Coming”), as well as key album tracks from yesteryear (“Devil’s Child,” “Beyond the Realms of Death,” “Jawbreaker”).
Originally formed during the early ’70s in Birmingham, England, Priest is responsible for offering metal fans worldwide some of the genre’s most influential and landmark albums (1980’s ‘British Steel,’ 1982’s ‘Screaming for Vengeance,’ 1990’s ‘Painkiller,’ etc.), while helping spread metal music to audiences not normally associated with the genre (Live Aid in 1985, and a surprise appearance on American Idol in 2011), and helping popularize the now instantly recognizable “denim and leather” look.
For decades, Judas Priest has been one of the greatest live bands in the entire heavy metal genre. And as evidenced by Battle Cry, Priest rock harder and more ferociously than ever.
Battle Cry CD sequence:
1. (Intro) Battle Cry
3. Metal Gods
4. Devil’s Child
5. Victim of Changes
6. Halls of Valhalla
7. Redeemer of Souls
8. Beyond the Realms of Death
10. Breaking the Law
11. Hell Bent For Leather
12. The Hellion
13. Electric Eye
14. You’ve Got Another Thing Coming
Battle Cry DVD/Blu-ray sequence:
1. (Intro) Battle Cry
3. Metal Gods
4. Devil’s Child
5. Victim of Changes
6. Halls of Valhalla
7. Turbo Lover
8. Redeemer of Souls
9. Beyond the Realms of Death
11. Breaking the Law
12. Hell Bent For Leather
13. The Hellion
14. Electric Eye
15. You’ve Got Another Thing Coming
17. Living After Midnight
Recorded live on August 1st, 2015 at Wacken Festival, Germany.
18. Screaming for Vengeance
19. The Rage
20. Desert Plains
Recorded live on December 10th, 2015 at The Ergo Arena, Gdansk, Poland.
HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES, the supergroup featuring international film star and musician Johnny Depp alongside Alice Cooper and AEROSMITH’s Joe Perry, paid tribute to late MOTÖRHEAD frontman Lemmy Kilmister by performing the MOTÖRHEAD classic “Ace Of Spades” last night (Monday, February 15) at the Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.
Dave Grohl introduced the VAMPIRES’ appearance by saying:
“Many of us play rock and roll, but very few of us are rock and roll. Lemmy Kilmister was rock and roll. He was a rebel and an outsider, one of a kind and a way of life. He was MOTÖRHEAD. He was a legend and I was proud to call him my friend. I have an ‘Ace Of Spades’ tattoo, but the truth is Lemmy and MOTÖRHEAD left their mark on me a long time ago, just as they did for everybody who’s ever loved rock and roll. As Lemmy taught us in ‘Ace Of Spades’, the pleasure is to play. So tonight, I wanna thank Lemmy and the late Phil ‘Philthy Animal’ Taylor for their music and everything it meant.”
LITA FORD is launching a PledgeMusic campaign as she wants to give her fans the opportunity to get up close and personal with the Queen of Metal. With the year shaping up to a banner one for Ford featuring the release of her long awaited memoir, new album and extensive touring plans including headline dates and shows with Halestorm.
Pre-orders for the book and album are available to order via PledgeMusic In addition to the standard version of the book and the album, LITA is offering limited edition merchandise & experiences including deluxe bundles, handwritten lyrics, a signed signature Warlock guitar and even your own personal one on one guitar lesson with LITA FORD. Check out everything HERE.
LITA FORD is set to release her latest album Time Capsule on SPV/Steamhammer on April 15, 2016. Thevery special and unusual recording turns back the clock to a time when honest, down-to-earth rock music was still handmade and recorded without digital tricks and contraptions. Time Capsule is a “throwback” record that boasts identifiable voices and brilliant players jamming without any planning or pressure. Some of the album`s highlights: Billy Sheehan (bass), Rodger Carter (drums), Dave Navarro (mandolin), Jeff Scott Soto (vocals), Rick Nielsen and Robin Zander (backing vocals) and Gene Simmons (bass). Chris Holmes is in the introduction to the album and is the first thing you hear, stomping around looking for the keys to his ‘Ford.’
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Legendary singer MICHAEL MONROE and Ultimate Classic Rock have teamed up to premiere the video for “Goin’ Down With the Ship” from MONROE’s 2015-released album Blackout States. The video arrives just as MONROE and his band hit U.S. shores for a two-week tour.
“The song is not necessarily about sailing or seamanship as such,” MONROE explained. “It’s basically about us getting on the tour bus and hitting the road with our band. Ville Juurikkala, who shot the videos for ‘Ballad of the Lower East Side,’ ‘Stained Glass Heart,’ and ‘Old King’s Road’ has done this new one, too. It was pretty easy to make and includes some footage shot by the band while we were on tour.
“I think the video has a good vibe and we’re all happy with the way it turned out. Hope you enjoy it!”
With all that in mind, it’s time to go down with the ship!
MICHAEL MONROE ON TOUR:
2/10: Las Vegas, NV | Count’s Vampdd
2/11: Los Angeles, CA | Whiskey
2/12: Los Angeles, CA | Whiskey
2/13: San Jose, CA | Rock Bar
2/16: Sellersville, PA | Sellersville Theater 1984
2/17: Cambridge, MA | Middle East
2/19: New York, NY | Gramercy Theater
2/20: Asbury Park, NJ | Wonder Bar
2/22: Miami, FL | Monsters of Rock East Cruise*
Northern German Metal band MOB RULES have released a video teaser for their upcoming new studio album Tales From Beyond.
You can see the teaser here:
The album will be available March 18, 2016 on Steamhammer/SPV as Digipak (incl. 1 bonus track + poster), double colored vinyl LP and digital download. Pre-orders are available HERE.
April 2016 will see Mob Rules join Axel Rudi Pell as special guests on his extensive tour, presenting the songs from Tales From Beyond live for the first time.
4. On The Edge
5. My Kingdom Come
6. The Healer
7. Dust Of Vengeance
8. A Tale From Beyond (Part 1: Through The Eye Of The Storm)
9. A Tale From Beyond (Part 2: A Mirror Inside)
10. A Tale From Beyond (Part 3: Science Save Me!)
11. Bonus Track DigiPak: Outer Space
2016 is shaping up to be a banner year for the reigning Queen of Heavy Metal LITA FORD. Her long awaited and highly anticipated autobiography Living Like a Runaway will be released February 23rd via Dey Street Books. The book is currently listed as one of Amazon.com’s “Best Books of the Month” in humor and entertainment and can be pre-ordered HERE. In support of the book, LITA will be taking part in a cross-country book tour, including readings, Q&A sessions, Book Signings and more. Information on the regarding all the book tour events can be found below.
“I got the first copy of my book Living Like a Runaway yesterday. The anticipation of its release has got me on pins and needles. As I started writing this book, I said to my editor this book is a fight Peter, he said to me, the best books always are LITA. We looked at each other and smiled, with that vote of confidence I knew we would have a winner on our hands….from that point on it was onwards and upwards”, says FORD of her new book.
LITA FORD is set to release her latest album Time Capsule on SPV/Steamhammer on April 15, 2016. Thevery special and unusual recording turns back the clock to a time when honest, down-to-earth rock music was still handmade and recorded without digital tricks and contraptions. Time Capsule is a “throwback” record that boasts identifiable voices and brilliant players jamming without any planning or pressure. Some of the album`s highlights: Billy Sheehan (bass), Rodger Carter (drums), Dave Navarro (mandolin), Jeff Scott Soto (vocals), Rick Nielsen and Robin Zander (backing vocals) and Gene Simmons (bass).
Time Capsule contains ten songs plus an intro and will be available as a digipak as well as an LP version and download. It`s Ford`s gift to fans who love the ´80s, when thrilling vocal performances, raunchy riffs, and loud, growling guitars were as essential as oxygen. Time Capsule is available for pre-order HERE.
In support of Time Capsule, LITA FORD will take to the road with her all-star band for a string of headline dates and special shows in February in March. Following those dates, LITA will join up with Halestorm providing direct support on their North America tour. A complete list of dates can be found below.
LITA on the new album and tour:
“Time Capsule is some of the best work I’ve ever produced and written with some of the best of the best musicians and engineers of the 80’s, this package is only missing one thing… a tour!!! But now we have it! It is with great honor and respect that I will be providing direct support to Halestorm with up and comers Dorothy opening the shows. We can all rock out together as this will surely be a tour of the titans! So grab yourself the book and rock out to this buried treasure. Then get ready for this one of a kind tour!”
LITA FORD Live:
2/12: Houston, TX @ BFE Rock Club
2/13: – TYLER, TX @ ROCK ‘N VALENTINES FESTIAL (W/ BRET MICHAELS AND WARRANT)
2/14: Ft. Worth, TX @ The Rail Club
2/20: Enoch, AB @ River Cree Resort (With Vixen and Femme Fatale)
3/5: Beverly Hills, CA @ Saban Theatre (With Ace Frehley)
3/6: Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl (With Ace Frehley)
3/19: Toledo, OH @ Savage Arena (With Brett Michaels, Ratt, Warrant, Firehouse, LA Guns and Trixter
LITA FORD W/Halestorm:
4/1: Reading, PA @ Reading Eagle Theatre in the Santander Arena
4/2: Hampton Beach, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
4/5: Huntington, WV @ Big Sandy Superstore Arena
4/6: Lexington, KY @ Singletary Center
4/7: Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz
4/9: Biloxi, MS @ Hard Rock Live
4/11: Springfield, MO @ Gillioz Theatre
4/12: Tulsa, OK @ Brady Theater
4/13: Wichita, KS @ Cotillion Ballroom
4/15: Fargo, ND @ Fargo Civic Center
4/16: Sioux City, IA @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
4/19: Huntsville, AL @ Mark C. Smith Concert Hall
4/20: Spartanburg, SC @ Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium
4/21: Johnson City, TN @ Freedom Hall Civic Center
4/24: Ladson, SC @ 98 Rock Fest
PAUL GILBERT announces the details for the 2016 Great Guitar Escape 3.0 July 25-29 at the Cambria Pines Lodge in Cambria, CA. Packages are available at the event’s official site, www.GREATGUITARESCAPE.com.
For the camp’s third year, the legendary shredder went all out and invited a few iconic friends to join him as guest instructors. These include Megadeth’s Kiko Loureiro and Dave Ellefson as well as former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal [Art of Anarchy], Andy Timmons [Danger Danger], and Bruce Bouillet [Racer X, The Scream]. This all-star lineup will be hosting workshops, reflecting their signature sounds and styles and offering an immersive experience for 75 campers. Moreover, they’ll be jamming, performing, and hanging with you 24/7.
About the Great Guitar Escape 3.0, GILBERT comments, “I really feel like we got the best lineup possible for version 3.0. Each instructor brings something extremely unique to the table. You’re going to learn, feel inspired, and most of all have a great time. This is four days of complete and total guitar immersion. We can’t wait. Get ready!”
Welcome to 4 days and nights of non-stop guitar, start to finish. This event will sell out, so make sure you sign up now.
Check out a video announcement from GILBERT that premiered on GuitarWorld.com today
Legendary U.S. heavy/doom metal band, Pentagram, has announced a batch of headlining U.S. tour dates this March. Touring in support of its latest album Curious Volume, which released last summer on Peaceville Records, Pentagram will be joined on the road by Mondo Drag and King Giant. A full list of confirmed dates can be seen below.
Pentagram has also launched a new official website at: http://www.pentagramofficial.com/. A new webstore will soon follow with exclusive discounts and free giveaways. Stay tuned for more information.
Featuring 11 classic heavy metal compositions with catchy hooks from core band members Victor Griffin, Greg Turley, and Bobby Liebling (Pete Campbell on the drums completes the band’s line-up), Curious Volume was recorded with Swedish producer Mattias Nilsson at studios located in Maryland and Virginia. Additional recording took place in Tennessee with Grammy-nominated producer Travis Wyrick, who also produced Pentagram’s previous album, Last Rites. The album’s cover artwork was provided courtesy of Richard Schouten.
RICHIE KOTZEN released his first-ever professionally filmed DVD, RICHIE KOTZEN LIVE, October 13, 2015 via his Headroom-Inc label. He has now made it available for fans worldwide to stream on his official YouTube page.
As KOTZEN explains, “I was thinking that there are so many fans around the world that simply don’t have access to or can’t afford to buy this content. Not that I’m looking to give everything away, but I thought by making this available for people to watch on YouTube I was sort of giving back a bit to all the great people who have bought my music, concert tickets, and generally supported my pretty much ‘underground’ career over the last 20 years. Those who can afford or desire to own the full resolution DVD still have the option of buying it as well…and I hope they do as I’ve still got a few on-going bills to pay (laughing).”
KOTZEN and his band ended their 2014-2015 tour in Tokyo, Japan at Akasaka Blitz, where they shot the entire concert in high-definition. This is RICHIE KOTZEN and his band—bassist Dylan Wilson and drummer Mike Bennett–at their best. It features some of his classics, “You Can’t Save Me,” “Remember,” as well as new songs “Cannibals,” “War Paint,” and “Walk With Me.” The collection also includes off-the-chart improvisational solo sections between KOTZEN and his virtuoso rhythm section. This live DVD concert is a must-have for KOTZEN fans worldwide, and it’s the perfect introduction to those who have yet to be a part of the RICHIE KOTZEN experience.
He currently plays guitar and fronts The Winery Dogs with bassist Billy Sheehan and drummer Mike Portnoy (the band’s latest HOT STREAK album debuted at #2 on the Billboard “Top Current Alternative Albums” chart and #5 on Billboard’s “Top Current Hard Music” chart). The trio is on tour in Europe through the end of February. U.S. tour dates will be announced in the coming weeks.
Every March, masses of hungry fast-food fanatics search endlessly for their favorite brain-freeze inducing treat. A minty milkshake you say? No, we’re talking about MAC SABBATH – bringing the deliciously disturbing “Rock-Sham-Shake” tour to your town this March! As if they didn’t get enough frosty coolness from this year’s massive blizzard, the tour will frost over the majority of the eastern U.S., beginning down in Dallas, TX on March 3rd. See below for a complete listing of confirmed tour dates.
MAC SABBATH Tour Dates:
3/3 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
3/4 – Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
3/5 – New Orleans, LA @ Publiq House
3/6 – Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
3/7 – Tallahassee, FL @ Sidebar Theater
3/9 – Orlando, FL @ The Social
3/10 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Local 662
3/11 – Gainesville, FL @ The Wooly
3/12 – Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl Atlanta
3/14 – Nashville, TN @ Exit In
3/15 – Chattanooga, TN @ Revelry Room
3/16 – Asheville, NC @ Grey Eagle Music Hall
3/17 – Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre
3/18 – Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood
3/20 – Norfolk, VA @ The NorVA
3/21 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Sound
3/22 – Cambridge, MA @ Middle East
3/23 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
3/24 – Mechanicsburg, PA @ Whiskey Ridge
3/25 – New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom
3/26 – Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon
3/27 – Buffalo, NY @ Tralf
3/29 – St. Louis, MO @ Firebird
3/30 – Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone Cafe
3/31 – Fort Worth, TX @ Rail Club
4/2 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
Mixing raucous comedy with borderline-horrific theatrics, the only thing more petrifying than impending health problems resulting from years of overeating is a MAC SABBATH show. Set wise, this ain’t no value meal – innocent bystanders can enjoy 10 fantastically alarming Black Sabbath-turned-junk food themed tunes on this tour:
Chicken For The Slaves
Brand of Doom
Lord of the Swirled
Zippin Up the Uniform
Cherries Are Fruits
Show attendees should be prepared to partake in the fun – MAC SABBATH puts on a theatrical, multimedia stage show – complete with a smoking grill, laser-eyed clowns, bouncing burgers and many more magical surprises… basically anything and everything an unwary show-goer could ever want in their wildest dreams.
“… one of the most interesting bands to come around in a long, long time. They have Dead Kennedys’ outrageous sense of humor mixed with total irreverence and ornate style on top of a solid, engaging performance (even if the crowd is reluctant to respond). So while this whole thing was probably thought up after eating too many pot brownies, it is one of the most brilliant ideas in a long time.”
– Troy Farah, Phoenix New Times
“This is not a drill. Be it exchanging Black Sabbath’s “Paranoid” for a “Pair-a-buns” or “Iron Man” for a “Frying Pan,” these food-focused musical dweebs are cooking up something hot ‘n’ ready just for you.” – Alicia Lutes, MTV.com
“The most impressive-and terrifying-thing about Mac Sabbath is that they’re actually really good. Ronald channels his inner Ozzy onstage, from the manic jumping to the frantic hand waving…” – Bryan Rolli, Paste Magazine
“Even if the songs are dripping with onions and extra cheese, Mac Sabbath put on one righteous stage show, complete with smoke machines, gritty power chords, and endless head-banging.” – Chris Coplan, ConsequenceofSound.net
Named by Buzzfeed as one of the “13 Metal Bands You Didn’t Know How to React To”