DIAMOND HEAD Announce North American Tour

August 8th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

Few metal bands have been as influential and have had the longevity as Diamond Head – listed as a major influence by two of metal’s biggest, Metallica and Megadeth. Led by co-founding member/guitarist Brian Tatler, Diamond Head will be launching a North American tour that will include both US and Canadian dates, beginning on August 19th with Psycho Las Vegas festival appearance and ending on September 11th at Saint Vitus in Brooklyn, New York.

“We are excited to get back to North America and see our old friends once more,” says Tatler and Wilcox (who resides in the US).

“Diamond Head may not have toured the continent as much as we would have liked way back when, but we are certainly making up for it now! And the band sounds better than ever,” states Brian.

As part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal in the late ‘70s/early ‘80s, Diamond Head came up in the same scene as eventual global headliners Def Leppard and Iron Maiden. And while Diamond Head did not achieve the same commercial success as the aforementioned bands, they did influence countless subsequent musicians – especially Metallica, as it was a then-teenaged Lars Ulrich that befriended the band early on and became a major fan. Subsequently, Metallica has covered such Diamond Head classics as “Am I Evil,” “Helpless,” “The Prince,” and “It’s Electric” multiple times – on multiple platinum releases.

In addition to performing these classics at their upcoming U.S. shows, expect to also hear material performed off their latest release – 2016’s self-titled offering.
There is a new Diamond Head album already in the works (set for release next year).

Soon, many North American headbangers will get their chance to see the legendary Diamond Head and hear the songs that inspired a generation of musicians on a nearby concert stage.

DIAMOND HEAD LINE-UP 2017:

Brian Tatler – Guitars
Rasmus Bom Andersen – Vocals
Abbz Abberley – Guitars
Dean Ashton – Bass
Karl Wilcox – Drums

DIAMOND HEAD US TOUR 2017:

S 8/19 Las Vegas, NV Psycho Las Vegas 2017
Su 8/20 Salt Lake City, UT Liquid Joes
W 8/23 Portland, OR Bossanova Ballrooms
Th 8/24 Seattle, WA El Corazon
F 8/25 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theater
S 8/26 Victoria, BC Logan’s Pub
Su 8/27 Vernon, BC The Green
M 8/28 Calgary, AB Dickens
T 8/29 Edmonton, AB The Forge
W 8/30 Saskatoon, SK Capitol Music Club
Th 8/31 Winnipeg, ON Park Theater
S 9/2 Sault Sainte-Marie Canadian Nightclub
Su 9/3 Sudbury, ON The Asylum
M 9/4 Toronto, ON Coalition
T 9/5 Windsor, ON Backstage
W 9/6 Ottawa, ON The Maverick
Th 9/7 Quebec, QU l’Anti
F 9/8 Jonquière, QU Salle 4 Barils
S 9/9 Montreal, QU Wings of Metal Festival
Su 9/10 Liverpool, NY Sharkey’s
M 9/11 Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT:

https://www.facebook.com/DiamondHeadOfficial/

http://www.diamondheadofficial.com

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Tengger Cavalry + Formicarius + Maxdymz @ The Underworld, Camden, London

August 8th, 2017
by Metal-Rules.com UK Team

Tengger Cavalry + Formicarius + Maxdymz

 The Underworld, Camden, LONDON

July 23rd

Review by Nathan Slack
Photography by Miguel de Melo

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COLDSPELL – A NEW WORLD ARISE

August 8th, 2017
by EvilG
COLDSPELL – A NEW WORLD ARISE

COLDSPELL – A NEW WORLD ARISE

With three albums released so far the wait is over. Coldspell are ready to strike again with the brand new album titled “A New World Arise”. This is stunning recording that features 12 new songs of epic proportions and it’s going to put ColdSpell firmly on the map. This is Scandinavian melodic rock of the highest order and will be a strong contender for the hard rock album of 2017.

Release Date: 22 September 2017

Track list: 1 Forevermore 04:49 / 2 Call of the wild 05:17 / 3 It hurts 04:56 / 4 Miles away 05:23/ 5 Signs 05:00 / 6 Love me like you do 04:34 / 07 This is me 04:41 / 08 Get to the top 04:36 / 9 Wait until tomorrow 05:01 / 10 Losing my mind 04:30 / 11 Just one night 04:46 / 12 A new world arise 06:10

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Alice Cooper’s “Paranormal” Dominates The Charts

August 8th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

Alice Cooper and earMUSIC are celebrating the worldwide chart success of Paranormal.

The album was produced by long-time Cooper producer Bob Ezrin for earMUSIC, the rock label part of the Edel AG group, which markets and distributes the album worldwide through its international network.

Paranormal features guests as Larry Mullen of U2, who plays on 9 of the 12 new songs; Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top; Deep Purple’s Roger Glover, as well as a highly anticipated mini-reunion of the original Alice Cooper band members.

Media and fans worldwide have praised the album as a return to Cooper’s early years rock and roll sound.

Some of the chart positions achieved by the album so far are among the highest for Alice Cooper in the last 30 years:

*Germany: #4 (Highest charts entry in 45 years since the classic School’s Out)

*Australia: #4 (Highest chart entry in 39 years).

*Belgium: #5

*USA: #6 (Current album charts (#32 Billboard 200, #1 Hard Music Albums, #3 Current Physical)

*UK: #6 (Highest chart entry in 23 years; #1 Rock Charts #1 independent Charts)

*Sweden: #6 (Highest charts entry in 28 years since the smash hit album “Trash” in 1989).

*Finland: #9 (Best charts entry ever; #1 physical album sales.)

On release date, Paranormal climbed the iTunes rock charts at #1 in 12 countries and the Top 5 in 20 countries.

…to be continued with more charts to be made public shortly

Alice Cooper’s manager Shep Gordon commented, “Working with the earMUSIC team made me remember the days when record companies really contributed to the work and success of an artist.”

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Just one day after Alice Cooper’s triumphal return at the top of the charts, the legendary rock icon took over the main stage at Wacken Open Air, the biggest metal festival of its kind, where he was greeted by over 80,000 excited fans.

This year’s edition of Wacken was dedicated to the memory of Motorhead’s Lemmy, who has been a long-time friend of Cooper.

Cooper closed his show with a joyful version of Motorhead’s classic “Ace of Spades.”

When asked to share his memories of Lemmy, during the festival promoter’s press conference, Cooper surprised everybody by offering a donation of $10,000 USD to the Wacken Foundation with one condition: the amount would be spent to give a new talented band the chance to record in a professional studio for the first time — to be one day “the new Alice” or “the new Lemmy.”

Wacken’s founder Thomas Jensen then “relaunched” by promising that he would offer the band the opportunity to play in front of the Wacke’s audience.

ALICE COOPER ON TOUR:
DEEP PURPLE/EDGAR WINTER:
8/12 — Las Vegas, NV — The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan
8/13 — Los Angeles, CA — The Greek Theatre
8/15 — Phoenix, AZ — Ak—Chin Pavilion
8/16 — Albuquerque, NM — Isleta Amphitheater
8/18 — The Woodlands, TX — Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
8/19 — Dallas, TX — Starplex Pavilion
8/21 — Atlanta, GA — Chastain Park Amphitheatre
8/23 — Bristow, VA — Jiffy Lube Live
8/24 — Camden, NJ — BB&T Pavilion
8/26 — Wantagh, NY — Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
8/27 — Boston, MA — Xfinity Center
8/28 — Holmdel, NJ — PNC Bank Arts Center
8/30 — Indianapolis, IN — Klipsch Amphitheater
9/1 — Pittsburgh, PA — KeyBank Pavilion
9/2 — Toronto, ON — Budweiser Stage
9/3 — Clarkston, MI — DTE Energy Music Theatre
9/6 — Chicago, IL — Tinley Park
9/8 — St. Louis, MO — Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
9/9 — Cuyahoga Falls, OH — Blossom Music Center
9/10 — Cincinnati, OH — Riverbend Music Center

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Guitarist Steve Mann discuss about Lionheart reunion, new album and his past and current work with Michael Schenker

August 7th, 2017
by Marko Syrjala

STEVE MANN

Lionheart is a British band that formed in late 1980 by guitarists Steve Mann and Dennis Stratton, bassist Rocky Newton, vocalist Jess Cox, and drummer Frank Noon. The band began playing gigs including regular shows at London’s infamous Marquee club and appearance at The Reading Festival. The band had problems maintaining a consistent line-up. The core personnel of Dennis, Steve and Rocky remained, but it proved difficult to find the right singer and drummer. The line-up of Mann, Stratton, Newton, vocalist Chad Brown and session drummer Bob Jenkins recorded the band’s debut album HOT TONIGHT in 1984. The album failed to attain success, and after several more line-up changes and problems with the label, the band split in 1986. In 2016 Dave Herron of the Rockingham Festival in Nottingham asked Lionheart to reunite for one performance. Original members, Stratton, Mann, and Newton, jumped at the chance and brought in former Lionheart drummer Clive Edwards and new front man Lee Small on lead vocals. The reunion created quite a stir, not least within the band itself, and it was decided to carry on with the subsequent recording of a new album followed by an acclaimed appearance at the 2017 Sweden Rock Festival. I met a cheerful Steve Mann and drummer Clive Edwards after the bands brilliant Swedish Rock performance. We talked about Lionheart’s return, the past, and the band’s new SECOND NATURE album.

In addition to Lionheart, we talked with Steven about his time with the McAuley Schenker Group in the 80s. The band released two successful albums PERFECT TIMING and SAVE YOURSELF with Steve on board. McAuley Schenker Group split up in the early 90’s but now Michael Schenker and Steve Mann are re-connected, and they play together again in Michael Schenker Fest. The band is also planning a new studio album, so it means that Steve will be a very busy man in the near future.

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TYKETTO “LIVE FROM MILAN 2017” will be released on October 13th!

August 7th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

Frontiers Music Srl, is pleased to announce the first live release by Tyketto, LIVE FROM MILAN 2017! The CD/ DVD, Blu-Ray, Vinyl, and MP3 (audio only) will be out on October 13, 2017!

You can pre-order the release here: http://radi.al/LiveFromMilan

• Frontiers: http://www.frontiers.shop (CD/DVD, Blu-Ray, Vinyl)
• Amazon: http://radi.al/LiveFromMilanAmazon
• iTunes: http://radi.al/LiveFromMilaniTunes
• Google Play: http://radi.al/LiveFromMilanGoogle

Danny Vaughn says: “It’s been 25 years in the making. From the beginning our goal was to always put on the best live show we could possibly do. This, more than anything else, is what has kept the band alive in the hearts and minds of the fans. And the quotes that our fans have kindly provided for us in the cd booklet bear this out. We are a no frills, no gimmicks, warts and all, balls out rock and roll band. No more, no less. And our audience are family to us. They are just as responsible for how good this concert is as we are. Everybody brought their best game. All that’s left to do is to sit back and enjoy!”

The line-up comprised of founding members vocalist Danny Vaughn and drummer Michael Clayton Arbeeny along with guitar wizard Chris Green, bassist Chris Childs (THUNDER) and ex-TEN keyboardist Ged Rylands, TYKETTO co-headlined “Day 1” of FRF IV and blew the roof off with their performance of the classic “Don’t Come Easy” album from back to front (yes, back to front, not front to back)! Cameras were there to capture every riveting moment and now, with great pleasure, Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to release this special performance on CD/DVD and Blu-Ray! Michael Arbeeny says: “If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video is worth a thousand pictures. Tyketto- Live in Milan 2017 not only brings the songs of DON’T COME EASY to life, but also shows the passion and excitement the band takes onstage at every performance. LIVE IN MILAN is simply five brothers enjoying the hell out of what they do…. with a few thousand friends stopping by to join the party.

Tyketto’s debut album, “Don’t Come Easy” is considered a landmark release amongst melodic hard rock albums of the late ‘80s/early ‘90s. While the band has continuously put out quality recordings over the years, fans and critics alike hold the debut album in especially high regard. So, it was with great pleasure that after releasing the band’s most recent studio album, “Reach”, Frontiers invited the band to play Frontiers Rock Festival IV in Milan, IT to not only play tracks from more recent releases, but to play “Don’t Come Easy” in it’s entirety to an adoring audience!

TRACKLISTING:
CD

Introduction
Sail Away
Strip Me Down
Nothing But Love
Walk On Fire
Lay Your Body Down
Standing Alone
Seasons
Burning Down Inside
Wings
Forever Young
Rescue Me
Reach

DVD/BLU RAY:

Introduction
Sail Away
Strip Me Down
Nothing But Love
Walk On Fire
Lay Your Body Down
Standing Alone
Seasons
Burning Down Inside
Wings
Forever Young
Rescue Me
Dig In Deep
Reach

TYKETTO LINKS:
https://www.tyketto.com/
https://www.facebook.com/TykettoTheOfficial/

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Steelheart Debut Video For “You Got Me Twisted”

August 7th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

Steelheart is the brainchild of Miljenko Matijevic, whose powerful voice and multi-octave range is the heart and soul of the band. They will release their new album “Through Worlds Of Stardust” on September 15th via Frontiers Music Srl.

Recently, Steelheart completed work on a video for their song “You Got Me Twisted”. Today, they have teamed up with Ultimate Classic Rock for an exclusive premiere of the video.

Of the video, Miljenko Matijevic told Ultimate Classic Rock:

“This video was so much fun to make! It is funny, sexy, and rock ‘n roll, as it should be. The scenes in the mansion were filmed at a famous old house which was the home of English film director James Whale during the making of his four classic films: Frankenstein (1931), The Old Dark House (1932), The Invisible Man (1933), and Bride of Frankenstein (1935). The performance scenes were filmed in downtown Los Angeles. My film team and the beautiful actress and model, Shonda Mackey did an amazing job on the video! I am truly excited for the world to see it and I hope you all like the video as much as we had fun making it!”

“Through Worlds Of Stardust” is available for pre-orderhere: http://radi.al/Steelheartor at the links below:

Frontiers: http://www.frontiers.shop (CD & VINYL)
Amazon: http://radi.al/SteelheartAmazon
iTunes: http://radi.al/SteelheartiTunes
Google Play: http://radi.al/SteelheartGooglePlay

Digital pre-orders come with an instant download of “Got Me Runnin” and “You Got Me Twisted”

Follow the band on Spotify: to be alerted when new singles from the album are released and to add “Got Me Runnin” and “You Got Me Twisted” to your favorite playlists: http://radi.al/SteelheartSpotify

Although they were lumped in with the glut of long-haired hard rock bands emerging in the early ’90s, the band was always more forward thinking than their peers and the 2017 version of the band has a contemporary and edgy feel, while still retaining the patented powerful vocals of Miljenko. On “Through Worlds Of Stardust”, Miljenko has fused his past, present, and future together, creating an undeniable piece of hard rock music. Certainly fans of the band’s first three classic albums will be happy to hear those powerful pipes back in action, but fans of modern hard rock acts like Halestorm, Shinedown, Alter Bridge, and other melodic minded rock heavyweights will find much here to love.

Steelheart released their self-titled debut album in 1990 and based on the buzz around the hit single “I’ll Never Let You Go” was a smashing success (for example, 33,000 albums were sold in one day in Japan) and quickly reached platinum sales. Steelheart’s sophomore album, “Tangled In Reins” was released in 1992 to critical acclaim and rave reviews, but moderate success in terms of sales in the U.S. (by early ’90s standards) due to the well documented rise of grunge music; however, East Asia was a different story, where the band was widely embraced yet again. In the midst of promotion of the album, a serious accident happened on Halloween night in 1992, when an improperly secured lighting truss hit Matijevic on the back of the head, breaking his nose, cheekbone, jaw, and twisting his spine. Almost impossibly, Matijevic managed to walk off the stage of his own strength before being rushed to a hospital. “Steelheart” as it was known ended that night.

Now the band is back with a sonic tour de force befitting of their stature. Don’t be foolish and dismiss this as just another “band from the ’80s” as you will miss out on one of the most surprisingly robust and balanced hard rock albums of 2017! Highly recommended for fans of hard rock from then and NOW!

“Through Worlds Of Stardust” Track Listing:
1. Stream Line Savings
2. My Dirty Girl
3. Come Inside
4. My Word
5. You Got Me Twisted
6. Lips Of Rain
7. With Love We Live Again
8. Got Me Running
9. My Freedom
10. I’m So In Love With You

Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Guitars, Ebow Guitars: Miljenko Matijevic

Musicians on the album:
Guitars: Uros Raskovski
Bass: James “Rev” Jones, Sigve Sjursen, Jesse Stern
Drums: Mike Humbert, Randy Cooke
Piano: Daniel Fouché, Ed Roth
Guest guitar solo and part rhythm on My Dirty Girl by Kennet Kanowski

Strings composed and conducted by Glen Gabriel
Orchestrated by Anthony Weeden
Performed by Stockholm Strings

For More Info Visit:
http://www.steelheart.com
https://facebook.com/OfficialSteelheart

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CRAZY LIXX Release Video For “Hunters of the Heart”

August 7th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

From the album RUFF JUSTICE. Get your copy NOW: http://radi.al/RuffJustice
-Frontiers: http://www.frontiers.shop/cd/522/crazy-lixx-ruff-justice-cd
– Amazon: http://radi.al/RuffJusticeAmazon
– iTunes: http://radi.al/RuffJusticeiTunes
– Google Play: http://radi.al/RuffJusticeGooglePlay

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ALPHA TIGER Release New Single “Comatose”

August 7th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

German metal band ALPHA TIGER has released a new single and video for the song “Comatose” today. The track is taken from their forthcoming studio album “Alpha Tiger”.

Guitar player Peter Langforth: “is it just me or is the world completely out of mind?” In a time when smart-phones dominate everyday life, I’m afraid that this question is becoming more and more common. We approached this issue with a wink and asked ourselves, how people would have responded to it more than a hundred years ago. The song COMATOSE forms the musical bridge between our third record iDentity and the new album, and thus reflects the traditional side of the album. We wish you a lot of fun with the clip!”

Alpha Tiger will be available on August 25th, 2017 as a CD Digipak (including poster) and double LP version as well as for download and streaming.


Track Listing:
1. Road To Vega 02:05
2. Comatose 05:09
3. Feather In The Wind 05:35
4. Singularity 04:20
5. Aurora 04:56
6. To Wear A Crown 04:57
7. Vice 04:40
8. Welcome To Devil’s Town 05:44
9. My Dear Old Friend 05:56
10. If The Sun Refused To Shine 05:53
11. The Last Encore 04:54

Tour Dates 2017:
30.09.D-Nürnberg – Der Cult
06.10.D-Bad Friedrichshall – Lemmy’s
15.10.D-Erfurt – From Hell
26.10.D-Mannheim – 7er Club
17.11.D-Marsberg – DiemelKult Festival
25.11.D-Bautzen – Steinhaus
02.12.D-Oldenburg – MTS Oldenburg
29.12.D-Annaberg-Buchholz – Alte Brauerei
30.12.D-Dormagen – Tank-Stelle
– More dates will be added soon –

For More Info Visit:
www.alphatiger.de
https://de-de.facebook.com/AlphaTigerBand/

http://www.spv.de
https://www.facebook.com/steamhammerofficial

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Alter Bridge Launch Digital Pre-Order for Live at the O2 Arena + Rarities

August 7th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

 

Alter Bridge have launched the digital pre-order for their upcoming Live At The O2 Arena + Rarities album that is scheduled for release on September 8th worldwide via Napalm Records. The 30-track collection is now available via all digital retailers and can be ordered via iTunes here: http://smarturl.it/LiveAtTheO2-iTunes and is also available via Amazon here: http://smarturl.it/LiveAtTheO2AmazonMP3. Fans who pre-order the album digitally will receive an immediate download of the live version of “The Other Side.” Live at the O2 Arena + Rarities that captures one of the biggest moments of the band’s career, when they played their monumental show at London’s famous O2 Arena on November 24th, 2016.

To coincide with the launch at digital retail, the band is releasing a video for the live version of “The Other Side.” The video is a montage of performance footage from the band’s 2017 appearance at Download Festival in the UK and from their sold-out show at the O2 Arena.

Alter Bridge also recently announced another career milestone for themselves. The band is playing two nights at the iconic Royal Albert Hall in London on October 2nd and October 3rd. A 52-piece ensemble, The Parallax Orchestra, conducted by Simon Dobson, will back the band at these two unique shows. Adding to the excitement, both of these shows sold out in less than 7 minutes, another record first for Alter Bridge.

The album has been available for physical pre-order (http://smarturl.it/LiveAtTheO2Arena) since it was announced last month. The 3-disc collection in contains the double live recording showcasing a variety of fan-favorites including “Show Me A Leader”, “Rise Today”, the Tremonti sung “Waters Rising”, the acoustic-driven “Watch Over You” and their mighty signature anthem “Blackbird”. In addition, this full-length “Rarities”-CD features the never-before released tracks “Cruel Sun” and “Solace” that were recorded during the One Day Remains sessions. In addition, fans can order the limited deluxe version which also include an exclusive ALTER BRIDGE documentary with interviews with the band, their crew and family, giving the fans an amazing glimpse behind the scenes of this legendary show at London’s O2 arena!

“Live at the O2 Arena + Rarities” tracklist:

CD1

1 The Writing on the Wall

2 Come to Life

3 Addicted to Pain

4 Ghost of Days Gone By

5 Cry of Achilles

6 The Other Side

7 Farther Than the Sun

8 Ties That Blind

9 Water Rising

10 Crows on a Wire

11 Watch Over You

(solo acoustic)

CD2

12 Isolation

13 Blackbird

14 Metalingus

15 Open Your Eyes

16 Show Me A Leader

17 Rise Today

18 Poison in Your Veins

19 My Champion

CD3

1 Breathe

2 Cruel Sun

3 Solace

4 New Way To Live

5 The Damage Done

6 We Don’t Care at All

7 Zero

8 Home

9 Never Borne To Follow

10 Never Say Die (Outright)

11 Symphony Of Agony (The Last of Our Kind)

 

ALTER BRIDGE is heading out on a short upcoming run in the US before heading to South America for the first time in the band’s career. October will have the band returning to Europe for the final run of dates of The Last Hero Tour. Tickets for all shows are on-sale and more information and purchase links can be found at https://www.alterbridge.com/tour.

ALTER BRIDGE THE LAST HERO US TOUR DATES 2017:

8-3-2017 – Wausau, WI – Wisconsin Valley Fair

8-5-2017 – Oklahoma City, OK – Starlight Amphitheater at Frontier City

8-7-2017 – Jackson, MI – Jackson County Fair

8-8-2017 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall

8-10-2017 – Sioux Falls, SD – Sioux Empire Fair

8-11-2017 – Sturgis, SD – The Sturgis Buffalo Chip

8-12-2017 – Three Forks, MT – Rockin the Rivers Festival

ALTER BRIDGE THE LAST HERO SOUTH AMERICA TOUR DATES 2017:

9-15-17 – Buenos Aires – Argentina

9-16-17 – Buenos Aires – Argentina

9-19-17 – Curtiba, Brazil

9-21-17 – Sao Pailo, Brazil

9-22-17 – Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

ALTER BRIDGE THE LAST HERO EUROPEAN TOUR DATES 2017:

02-10-17 UK – London / Royal Albert Hall – SOLD OUT
03-10-17 UK – London / Royal Albert Hall – SOLD OUT
05-10-17 UK – Edinburgh / Usher Hall
07-10-17 IE – Dublin / Olympia
08-10-17 UK – Belfast / Ulster Hall
10-10-17 FR – Paris / Elysee Montmartre
11-10-17 NL – Groningen / Oosterpoort
12-10-17 DE – Stuttgart / Porsche Arena
15-10-17 DE – Hannover / Swiss Life Hall
16-10-17 DE – Oberhausen / Turbinenhalle
18-10-17 AT – Vienna / Gasometer
20-10-17 PL – Warsaw / Progresja
22-10-17 HU – Budapest / Sport Arena
24-10-17 CH – Zurich / Samsung Hall
26-10-17 ES – Barcelona / Razzmatazz 1
27-10-17 ES – Madrid / La Riviera
29-10-17 PT – Lisbon / Coliseu

ALTER BRIDGE line-up:

Myles Kennedy on vocals/guitars

Mark Tremonti on guitars/vocals

Brian Marshall on bass

Scott Phillips on drums

For more info visit:
www.alterbridge.com
www.facebook.com/alterbridge
Twitter: @alterbridge

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Full line up revealed for WINTERSTORM FESTIVAL including Glasgow Rockers HEAVY PETTIN

August 7th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

The organisers of WinterStorm 2017 in Troon, Ayrshire on the west coast of Scotland have unveiled the remainder of the line up for the classic rock weekend taking place on Friday 24th and Saturday the 25th of November 2017 and it includes UK blues rock favourites The Quireboys, female heavy metal band Rock Goddess, and from nowhere the first gig in thirty years for Glasgow rockers Heavy Pettin’.

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Ralf Kasparek aka Rock’N’Rolf from Running Wild : “I’m not [as] good when we’re working together with other people, than when I’m doing alone.”

August 6th, 2017
by Arto Lehtinen

INTERVIEW WITH ROCK’N’ROLF OF RUNNING WILD 

Running Wild is an institution of German heavy metal. The band’s leaders’ endless journey continues with Running Wild in the sea of pirates, and world history. Running Wild’s latest album RAPID FORAY is an excellent slab of pirate metal that Rock’N’Rolf has been creating since the early days. Here is the brief interview with Ralf Kasparek, aka Rock’N’Rolf, from Running Wild who talks about working on the FORAY RAPID, writing songs on his own, and how he looks back when Jörg Michael was in the band. All the pirate metal fans, check it out…

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QUIET RIOT’s New Album “Road Rage” Out Today

August 4th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

Quiet Riot continues their historic journey in 2017 with their new album, “Road Rage”. Led by drummer Frankie Banali, who is joined by veteran bassist Chuck Wright (who has been in and out of the band since 1982), guitarist Alex Grossi (who has been in the band since 2004), and new vocalist James Durbin, the band continues to be an unstoppable force in the rock ‘n roll world. “Road Rage” is available now via Frontiers Music Srl.

Order the album here: http://radi.al/RoadRage or at the links below
Frontiers: http://www.frontiers.shop
Amazon: http://radi.al/RoadRageAmazon
iTunes: http://radi.al/RoadRageiTunes
Google Play: http://radi.al/RoadRageGooglePlay

Stream the album on Spotify: http://radi.al/RoadRageSpotify

Musically, “Road Rage” offers exactly what you would expect from Quiet Riot. Arena ready hard rock with strong hooks and infectious riffs, along with maturity in the songwriting that only a band with such a history and pedigree can offer.

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OBITUARY Share “Sentence Day” Live Video; Begin Second Leg Of European Tour Next Week

August 3rd, 2017
by Celtic Bob

 

Tampa Bay Florida Death Metal Godfathers OBITUARY have shared the official live video accompanying “Sentence Day” off the band’s self-titled full-length album. The video was filmed in stunning 4k by Magnetar Studios at several locations on the band’s headlining tour with Gruesome earlier this year.

The band comments on the video and song: “We are super excited to bring you guys another music video from the new album. This video was extra fun for the band as we invited James to ride along with us for a couple shows and get onstage/offstage and crowd footage then his entire crew met up with us and filmed a show with multi-camera angles. ‘Sentence Day’ is one of our favorite songs on the album and definitely a fan favorite so we are proud to bring you guys this video. Enjoy!”

Additionally, OBITUARY return to Europe for ten performances on August 6 at VOA Heavy Rock Fest in Portugal. The band will also perform at Alcatraz Festival, Bloodstock, Summer Breeze and more. OBITUARY return to the states andcollide with Bay Area Thrash Metal Kings EXODUS for another epic Battle of the Bays this Fall! The co-headlining tour kicks off September 14 in Durham, NC and ends on October 15 in Baton Rouge, LA. Support will be provided by POWER TRIP and DUST BOLT. Tickets are on sale now and a complete listing of tour dates is available below.

OBITUARY’s latest, self-titled album is out now on CD/LP/Digital via Relapse Records. Physical packages and digital order are available via Relapse.com. The animated music video for “Ten Thousand Ways To Die” which recently surpassed 1 million views.

OBITUARY Tour Dates:

— European Summer Festival/Tour —

Aug 06 Corroios, PT VOA Heavy Rock Fest
Aug 08 Gijon, ES Sala Acapulco
Aug 09 Barcelona, ES Razzmatazz 2
Aug 11 Zurich, Switzerland Dynamo
Aug 12 Kortrijk, BE Alcatraz Festival 2017
Aug 13 Derbyshire, UK Bloodstock
Aug 14 Tilburg, NL 013 *
Aug 15 Dortmund, DE FZW Freizeitzentrum West *
Aug 17 Dinkelsbühl, DE Summer Breeze 2017
Aug 19 Saint-Nolff, FR Motocultor Festival

* W/ Trivium

— All Dates Sep 14 to Oct 15 w/ Exodus, Power Trip and Dust Bolt —
Sep 14 Durham, NC Motorco Music Hall
Sep 15 Virginia Beach, VA Shakas Live
Sep 16 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Soundstage
Sep 17 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
Sep 19 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg
Sep 20 Worcester, MA The Palladium (Downstairs)
Sep 21 Burlington, VT Higher Ground
Sep 22 Quebec City, QC Imperial Ball
Sep 23 Ottawa, ON Bronson Centre
Sep 24 London, ON London Music Hall
Sep 26 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection
Sep 27 Columbus, OH Park Street Saloon
Sep 28 Indianapolis, IN Deluxe @ Old National Center
Sep 29 Joliet, IL The Forge
Sep 30 Minneapolis, MN Skyway Theatre
Oct 01 St. Louis, MO The Ready Room
Oct 03 Lawrence, KS Granada Theater
Oct 04 Ft. Collins, CO Aggie Theatre
Oct 06 Sacramento, CA Ace Of Spades
Oct 07 Los Angeles, CA Teragram Ballroom
Oct 08 San Diego, CA The Observatory North Park
Oct 10 Tucson, AZ The Rock
Oct 11 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater
Oct 12 El Paso, TX Tricky Falls
Oct 14 San Antonio, TX Paper Tiger +
Oct 15 Baton Rouge, LA The Varsity Theater +

+ Obituary, Dust Bolt ONLY

 

OBITUARY BIO:

One of the most influential, revered and best-selling death metal bands of all time, OBITUARY formed in the swamplands of South Florida in 1986 after switching their name from Xecutioner. The band signed to Roadracer Records, a now defunct division of Roadrunner, for the recording of their debut album, the immense and immeasurably heavy Slowly We Rot (1989). The album was engineered by the legendary Scott Burns at Morrisound Studio, which would come to be the most sought after facility for production of albums during the rise of death metal in the 1990s. Unlike much death metal preceding it, the album had a sludgy feel and integrated devastatingly slow passages along with obliterating overtures that reached far beyond any point of mayhem that metal had yet to reach. The result was a carnal pleasure for doom, death and thrash fans alike coupling the adrenaline of a speedball with the slow, degrading measures of a sewer at dusk. OBITUARY were unlike anything anyone had heard before and would change the shape of heavy music forever.

OBITUARY followed up Slowly We Rot with Cause of Death (1990), perhaps the band’s most hailed album and an even more chaotic, bass heavy mix of the band’s signature groove, manic guitar solos and crashing drums. The album’s defining feature, however, was vocalist John Tardy’s disarmingly horrific, gargling style, that created guttural chasms of dread, which, though often mimicked, have been achieved by no one else. Drastically shifting tempos and Tardy’s unique vocal style became the band’s trademark, which clearly distinguished them from the rest of the burgeoning US death metal scene.

OBITUARY spent the next two decades releasing some of the finest death metal ever put to tape with classics like The End Complete (1992), World Demise (1994), and Frozen in Time (2005) solidifying them as one of the genre’s most important bands of all time. Fast forward to 2014, when after a five year gap between albums, OBITUARY successfully crowdfunded their new album and subsequently partnered with Relapse Records for it’s release. Reinvigorated with a new lineup featuring the additions of legendary bassist Terry Butler (Death, Massacre, Six Feet Under) and lead guitarist Ken Andrews. The result was Inked In Blood (2014) which immediately took the world by storm. The next couple years revolved around an extensive world tour schedule that took them to sold-out venues across the globe including tours with Cannibal Corpse, Carcass and Exodus and multiple mainstage festival appearances including 7000 Tons of Metal, Maryland Deathfest, Hellfest, Obscene Extreme, Full Terror Assault, Neurotic Deathfest, Graspop Metal Meeting, and the band’s own inaugural Florida Metal Fest.

To end 2016, OBITUARY released a surprise, live EP, Ten Thousand Ways to Die, featuring two brand new songs plus twelve classics and fan favorites recorded across eleven different cities during the Inked In Blood world tour. The EP left die-hard fans craving more, unbeknownst that it was just the beginning.

Now in 2017, OBITUARY return with their self-titled, 10th studio album, further cementing their legacy as one of the most important metal bands of all time! Picking up where Inked In Blood left off, OBITUARY show no signs of slowing down as they continue to reign as Kings of death metal. Recorded at their home studio in Tampa, FL, Obituary is a 10 track tour-de-force of bone-pulverising death metal that is as heavy, uncompromising and infectious as anything they’ve released in their historic, nearly 30-year career!

OBITUARY are:
John Tardy – Vocals
Trevor Peres – Guitar
Ken Andrews Jr. – Guitar
Terry Butler – Bass
Donald Tardy – Drums

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TEN Release Video For “Jekyll and Hyde”

August 3rd, 2017
by Celtic Bob

From the album GOTHICA. Get your copy NOW: http://radi.al/Gothica
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