Metal Blade Records – Interview with owner Brian Slagel

August 28th, 2017
by Metal-Rules.com UK Team

Metal Blade Records has existed since 1982, and without Brian Slagel, the metal scene would be a different one. There was no way to turn down the opportunity to talk to him via Skype, not even being on holidays in the middle of nowhere in France while having a barbecue, this HAD to be done! After a quick unofficial chat about wines, we got the interview started.

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Guitarist Tommy Bolan discusses about Warlock, Triumph and Agony 30’th Anniversary shows and more

August 27th, 2017
by Marko Syrjala

TOMMY BOLAN

Warlock was a German heavy metal band, formed originally in 1982. The band gained popularity and commercial success in Europe in the mid-1980s, due also to the personality and stage presence of female lead vocalist Doro Pesch. Warlock supported on tour successful metal bands, such as Judas Priest and Megadeth and they also performed on some of the biggest metal festivals including Monsters of Rock at Castle Donington in 1986. A couple of months later the band relocated to the US and also went through a few line-up changes. Guitarist Peter Szigeti and bassist Frank Rittel left the band they were replaced by American musicians Tommy Bolan and Tommy Henriksen. The new lineup started working new material with acclaimed producer Joey Balin, and as a result, the band released TRIUMPH AND AGONY (1987) which is still the band’s most successful album to date. Although the album was a big success, there were more changes to come. By the end of the decade, Doro Pesch was the sole original member who remained in the band, and she was forced to change the name to Doro for legal reasons. Doro has continued her successful career as a solo artist, but Warlock has reunited with different lineups for festival appearances and special occasions since 2003, under the name Warlock 1986. In 2017, Doro announced that she’s going to reunite with TRIUMPH AND AGONY era guitarist Tommy Bolan and the band would do a selected shows to celebrate the 30’th Anniversary of the album under the name Doro Pesch’s Warlock. The first show took its place in Swedenrock Festival on June. There I had a pleasure to meet Tommy and discuss all things related to his time with Warlock, reuniting with Doro and his other career steps including working with Richie Ramone. Read on!

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MindMaze – singer Sarah Teets and guitarist Jeff Teets

August 27th, 2017
by Anders Sandvall

Singer Sarah Teets and guitarist Jeff Teets – MindMaze

Interviewed by: Anders Sandvall
Thanks to Emil Westerdahl at Inner Wound Recordings for setting up the interview.
Thanks to Inner Wound Recordings for the promo pictures of the band.
Additional promo pictures taken from the bands website

 

In 2014 MindMaze released their debut album, BACK FROM THE EDGE, and now it’s time for the American to follow up with a brand new concept album, RESOLVE. This interview pretty much continues where the previous one left off. Together with singer Sarah Teets and her brother, guitarist Jeff Teets, we handled the new album, the bands future and everything in between.

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REBEL WIZARD: The Warning Of One Cassette EP From Australian Negative Metal Project Out Now And Streaming Via Prosthetic Records

August 27th, 2017
by EvilG

Stream / Share REBEL WIZARD’s The Warning Of One at THIS LOCATION: https://rebelwizard.bandcamp.com/album/the-warning-of-one

The Warning Of One EP is the latest output from cryptic, negative metal act REBEL WIZARD. Offering up four brand new anti-shamanic anthems The Warning Of One is out now on cassette and digital formats.

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GONE IN APRIL – Featuring Testament/Death Bass Legend Steve Di Giorgio – Releases WW2 Inspired Music Video

August 27th, 2017
by EvilG

GONE IN APRIL, the symphonic melodic death metal ensemble from Canada-USA, releases a WW2 inspired music video for “As Hope Welcomes Death”, filmed and edited by Norwegian artist Thomas Mortveit. The song “As Hope Welcomes Death” is taken from the band’s sophomore album Threads of Existence, recorded at WaveTransform Studio, USA.

The video features the gripping story of a soldier injured at war. At the infirmary, a new battle takes place, where he lies between life and death, both represented by aerial acrobats.

The band features musicians of Testament, Death, Quo Vadis, Märchenbilder and Vivaldi Metal Project and combines elements of symphonic, death, speed and folk metal in a compelling and aggressive blend sure to please a wide audience.

The music video can be watched here:

Threads of Existence can be purchased through the official WaveTransform store at www.wavetransform.com/store-2/ as well as on iTunes.

Tracklist:
1 Dawn of Time
2 The Curtain Will Rise
3 Our Future Line
4 Remember the Days
5 As Hope Welcomes Death
6 Embracing the Light
7 A Million Souls Gather
8 Relentless
9 The Great Contemplation
10 The Will to End a Life

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KORPIKLAANI – Live at Masters of Rock Out Now!

August 27th, 2017
by EvilG
KORPIKLAANI - Live at Masters of Rock

KORPIKLAANI – Live at Masters of Rock

The wait is over: Finnish Folk Metal Superstars KORPIKLAANI have released their first ever live Blu-ray/DVD+2CD package titled Live at Masters of Rock, today through Nuclear Blast.

Order Live at Masters of Rock now: http://nblast.de/KorpiklaaniLiveNB
Order Live at Masters of Rock digitally or stream it: http://nblast.de/KorpiklaaniDigital

Frontman Jonne Järvelä commented:
“Today, we are very proud to finally release our first ever Blu-ray/DVD. It has been a long struggle with many technical challenges occurring during previous recordings, band members being ill etc., but we never gave up and thanks to Masters of Rock, we achieved another dream goal of ours. Big thanks to everyone involved and all the guys at our label who helped us to get through all the challenges. This is us, live and raw. We hope you boys and girls enjoy and get to experience our live shows in your home or wherever you are. Kiitos!”

More on Live at Masters of Rock
“Pilli on pajusta tehty” OFFICIAL LIVE VIDEO: www.youtube.com/watch?v=20zqi-7QKP0
‘Erämaan ärjyt (live)” OFFICIAL LIVE VIDEO: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xccb1-jdzTQ
“‘Kultanainen” OFFICIAL LIVE VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzAB__bs_s8
Trailer #1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdDldUBjzTo
Trailer #2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKGeqOYnp6w

After hearing the title of the package, it’s easy to conclude that it was recorded at the identically named festival in Vizovice, Czech Republic. But there’s even more to be excited about, this release doesn’t just include KORPIKLAANI’s show from 2016, it even has a second full show from 2014 as bonus feature. The 2016 concert features guest appearances from Tero Hyväluoma (additional fiddler) as well as Toni Perttula (additional accordion player), Sami’s identical twin brother. Mixing of Live at Masters of Rock was handled by front man Jonne Järvelä himself, mastering was done by Svante Forsbäck (RAMMSTEIN etc.)

Live at Masters of Rock – Track Listing:
Blu-ray/DVD
2016:
01. Intro (Tanhuvaara)
02. A Man With A Plan
03. Journey Man
04. Pilli on pajusta tehty
05. Erämaan ärjyt
06. Lempo
07. Sahti
08. Ruumiinmultaa
09. Vaarinpolkka
10. Viima
11. Metsämies
12. Kultanainen
13. Kipumylly
14. Ämmänhauta
15. Rauta
16. Kylästä keväinen kehto
17. Wooden Pints
18. Vodka
19. Beer Beer
2014:
01. Intro (Tanhuvaara)
02. Tuonelan tuvilla
03. Ruumiinmultaa
04. Metsämies
05. Kantaiso
06. Juodaan viinaa
07. Petoeläimen kuola
08. Sumussa hämärän aamun
09. Vaarinpolkka
10. Kultanainen
11. Uniaika
12. Louhen yhdeksäs poika
13. Uni
14. Vodka
15. Ievan polkka
16. Rauta
17. Wooden Pints
18. Pellonpekko
19. Happy Little Boozer

CD1 (2016)
01. Intro (Tanhuvaara)
02. A Man With A Plan
03. Journey Man
04. Pilli on pajusta tehty
05. Erämaan ärjyt
06. Lempo
07. Sahti
08. Ruumiinmultaa
09. Vaarinpolkka
10. Viima
11. Metsämies
12. Kultanainen
13. Kipumylly
14. Ämmänhauta
15. Rauta
16. Kylästä keväinen kehto
17. Wooden Pints
18. Vodka
19. Beer Beer

CD2 (2014)
01. Intro (Tanhuvaara)
02. Tuonelan tuvilla
03. Ruumiinmultaa
04. Metsämies
05. Kantaiso
06. Juodaan viinaa
07. Petoeläimen kuola
08. Sumussa hämärän aamun
09. Vaarinpolkka
10. Kultanainen
11. Uniaika
12. Louhen yhdeksäs poika
13. Uni
14. Vodka
15. Ievan polkka
16. Rauta
17. Wooden Pints
18. Pellonpekko
19. Happy Little Boozer

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KORPIKLAANI live:
09.09. CH Hüttikon – Meh Suff! Metal Festival

16.09. J Osaka – amHall
17.09. J Nagoya – Rad Hall
18.09. J Tokyo – Liquid Room
20.09. RC Shenzhen – Red Sugar Jar
21.09. RC Guangzhou – Tu Space
22.09. RC Chengdu – Little Bar Space
23.09. RC Beijing – Gawara-Tango Live
24.09. RC Shanghai – Bandai Namco Shanghai Base Future House

07.10. FIN Helsinki – Heavy Metal Heart Festival
14.10. FIN Lahti – Sibelius Hall

w/ ARKONA, HEIDEVOLK, TROLLFEST
15.02. B Antwerp – Trix
16.02. D Hamburg – Markthalle*
17.02. D Oberhausen – Turbinenhalle 2*
18.02. NL Amsterdam – Melkweg
19.02. D Saarbrücken – Roxy/Garage
20.02. F Paris – Elysée Montmartre
21.02. F Nantes – Stereolux
22.02. F Toulouse – Le Bikini
23.02. E Madrid – Sala But
24.02. E Barcelona – Salamandra 1
25.02. F Lyon – Transbordeur
26.02. CH Vevey – The Rocking Chair
27.02. D Aschaffenburg – Colos-Saal
28.02. D Berlin – Columbia Theater
01.03. CZ Prague – Meet Factory
02.03. D Munich – Backstage*
03.03. D Stuttgart – LKA*
04.03. CH Pratteln – Z7*
05.03. I Milan – Magazzini Generali
06.03. A Salzburg – Rockhouse
07.03. A Graz – Orpheum
08.03. A Vienna – Simm City
09.03. D Leipzig – Hellraiser*
10.03. D Geiselwind – Musichall*
11.03. D Hanover – Capitol

*extended shows – more info coming soon…!

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EDGUY – Monuments Out Now + Unveil Live Clip For “Out Of Control”

August 27th, 2017
by EvilG
Edguy - Monuments

Edguy – Monuments

25 years of EDGUY – a silver anniversary that demands celebration! This is why this autumn, Tobias Sammet and his band members will present their greatest hits on the The Best Of The Best tour. As a prelude to this, the upcoming double CD/DVD package Monuments is finally out now!

EDGUY also unveil a new live clip of the song “Out Of Control”, which is also part of the bonus DVD of Monuments. It was shot during the Hellfire Club tour at the Sao Paolo show in 2004. Watch the clip here: https://youtu.be/fFesnOVO9Zs

Order your copy here: http://nblast.de/EdguyMonumentsNB
Or get the digital version of the new album, here: http://nblast.de/EdguyDigital

We are also pleased to present you another video clip! Watch the lyric video for the song “Open Sesame” from the new album Monuments, here:

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Arch Enemy – New music video & North American tour dates!

August 27th, 2017
by EvilG

ARCH ENEMY‘s powerful new music video for “The Eagle Flies Alone” can be seen here:

Their epic new masterpiece,”Will To Power” is out September 8 via CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS.

ARCH ENEMY will return to shake up fans across North America with & with Trivium, While She Sleeps & Fit For An Autopsy later this Fall! Dates listed below.

N. AMERICAN TOUR DATES

10/27    Orlando, FL – House of Blues &
10/28    Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade &
10/29    Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore &
10/31    Baltimore, MD – Soundstage &
11/1    Philadelphia, PA – The Trocadero Theater &
11/3    New York, NY – Playstation Theater &
11/4    Worcester, MA – The Palladium &
11/5    Montreal, QC – Metropolis &
11/7    Toronto, ON – The Danforth Music Hall &
11/8    Detroit, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre &
11/10    Sioux City, IA – Anthem At Hard Rock &
11/11    Kansas City, MO – The Truman &
11/12    Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall &
11/14    Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theater &
11/15    Milwaukee, WI – The Rave &
11/17    Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall &
11/18    Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex &
11/20    Calgary, AB – The Palace Theatre &
11/21    Edmonton, AB – Union Hall &
11/23    Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theater &
11/24    Seattle, WA – Showbox Sodo &
11/25    Portland, OR – Roseland Theater &
11/27    Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades &
11/28    San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom &
11/29    Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern &
12/1    Phoenix, AZ – Marquee Theater &
12/2    Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater &
12/4    Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live &
12/5    San Antonio, TX – Alamo City Music Hall &
12/6    Houston, TX – Warehouse Live &
Co-produced by Amott and drummer Daniel Erlandsson, “Will To Power” was sent to longtime collaborator and friend Jens Bogren (Opeth, At The Gates, Dimmu Borgir) for mixing and mastering and marks legendary guitarist Jeff Loomis’ (Nevermore) first recording with the band.

Following in the steps of their most acclaimed album to date, “War Eternal”, which saw the band reach their highest charts in the US and Germany to date, “Will To Power” will continue to smash records rightfully earning the band their seat at the table of heavy metal royalty.

Having performed over 200 shows in over 40 countries in support of their previous effort, ARCH ENEMY will continue fervently bringing their show to ever-growing audiences worldwide across the European festival market this summer. They are also excited to announce the first leg of their international “Will To Power Tour 2017” will commence from September 15 through October 11 across Eastern Europe and will feature special guests, Jinger.

ARCH ENEMY Line-up:
Michael Amott – Guitar
Daniel Erlandsson – Drums
Sharlee D’Angelo – Bass
Jeff Loomis – Guitar
Alissa White-Gluz – Vocals

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Bloodstock Festival 2017

August 27th, 2017
by Metal-Rules.com UK Team

Bloodstock Open Air 2017

@ Catton Hall, Derbyshire

10th-13th August
Review by Demitri Levantis
Photography & Mini Reviews by Graham Hilling

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Metal Missionaries The Documentary: Conversations With Christian Music’s Most Extreme Artists

August 26th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

Metal Missionaries The Documentary, the first full-length documentary about the extreme Christian Metal scene, will be released on September 15th,2017 with pre-orders beginning September 1st, 2017. You’ll see that although their music may be aggressive and they may not look like Christians, their hearts burst with the Holy Spirit. They don’t need a label or a collar to know who they are; they are missionaries who take their faith not into the deepest reaches of the jungle but into dim, dirty rock clubs and dusty music festivals night after night to wash the crowds clad in black t-shirts and denim in a sonic flood of God’s unfailing love for them.

The genre of Christian heavy metal is no longer characterized by Stryper’s trademark yellow-and-black spandex. Instead, it’s found on the stages of the wildly popular Warped Tour, it’s featured in the pages of secular music magazines like AP and Guitar World, it draws thousands of fans into rural Illinois every year for the Cornerstone Festival, and its bands garner thunderous applause from hard rockers at events like “The Revolver Golden Gods Awards.” And, while the scene has changed from eyeliner and leather to bushy beards and breakdowns, the musical message has remained the same: God’s love for us knows no bounds and the free gift of grace is spoken in every language. That includes the language of distorted Marshall Stacks that invite those who hear to worship Him with shouts of praise and swirling circle pits.

Curiously enough, there might be enough similarities to refute the fact that these two ideas cannot coexist within the same universe. Death, pain, and suffering are all themes that metal musicians embrace, while Christianity was formed on the basis of its original followers being persecuted and killed for following a savior who gave his blood and died for our sins. So which is it? Do Christianity and heavy metal mix together like oil and water? Or is Christianity as metal as it gets?

Metal Missionaries The Documentary incorporates live concert footage, one on one interviews with band members (secular and non-secular) as well as archive footage and off camera narration. The film transports the viewers back stage behind the scenes on order to get an in-depth look into the hearts and minds of extreme Christian metal musicians from unsigned bands traversing the globe in vans to major label acts riding in luxury buses the messages are the same.

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JAG PANZER Release Lyric Video For “Foggy Dew”

August 26th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

 

US Metal legends JAG PANZER release a new lyric video for the song “Foggy Dew” today. The track is taken from their forthcoming album “The Deviant Chord”.

The lyric video was again created by Jag Panzer guitarist Mark Briody: “Foggy Dew” was a song I grew up with. My Father used to sing it often. He also told me stories of the Easter Rising in Ireland, the same stories his father told him. It was a challenge to record a classic song that has already been covered many times. But I think we were able to bring a different flavor to the song.”

The Deviant Chord will be available on September 29th, 2017 as a CD Digipak (including poster) and double LP colored version as well as for download and streaming:
https://JagPanzer.lnk.to/TheDeviantChord

The cover artwork was created by Serbian artist Dusan Markovic and reflects the album’s haunting atmosphere perfectly.

Track Listing:
1. Born Of The Flame 4:00
2. Far Beyond All Fear 3:49
3. The Deviant Chord 5:37
4. Blacklist 4:19
5. Foggy Dew 3:20
6. Divine Intervention 3:30
7. Long Awaited Kiss 6:16
8. Salacious Behavior 4:07
9. Fire Of Our Spirit 4:37
10. Dare 5:17

For More Info Visit:
http://www.jagpanzer.com
https://www.facebook.com/jagpanzerofficial/
http://www.spv.de
https://www.facebook.com/steamhammerofficial

 

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SWEET & LYNCH Release Lyric Video For “Afterlife”

August 26th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

 

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

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” and “Afterlife.”

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

Also be sure to check out an exclusive behind the scenes video from the making of “Unified” HERE.

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”

The combination of Sweet’s powerful, high-octane vocals, Lynch’s immediately recognizable guitar work, and Lomenzo and Tichy’s propulsive rhythm section make for an amazing musical combination. The album gives both Sweet and Lynch the opportunity to operate outside of the boundaries of their most well known work and really stretch their wings. Pummeling, traditional heavy metal combines with hook-laden melodic rock and traditional hard rock for a recipe that will satisfy the hungriest of rock fans!

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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MATT SINNER – bassist and songwriter of Primal Fear, Sinner, Rock Meets Classic and much more.

August 26th, 2017
by Arto Lehtinen


MATT SINNER

Matt Sinner has several irons in the fire, and he has forged metal since 1982. Sinner is still driven by ultimate passion for music and metal. Primal Fear, Sinner, and Rock Meets Classic are his current priorities but there’s also much more going on in Sinner’s world. Metal-Rules.Com had the great opportunity of sitting down with Matt and have a conversation. Both Sinner and Primal Fear have new albums out, which are outstanding products and a must-have for every heavy metal fan.

Interview and pics by Arto Lehtinen and Marko Syrjala

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BackStory Presents: Steve Vai Live from The Cutting Room 8/22/17

August 25th, 2017
by Metal Rules
Steve Vai Live from The Cutting Room 8/22/17

Steve Vai Live from The Cutting Room 8/22/17

By Robert Cavuoto

Legendary guitarist Steve Vai was at the Cutting Room in NYC this Tuesday evening not to perform, but rather for an entertaining, enlightening, and insightful interview hosted by Brad Tolinski; former Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World Magazine.

Whether the crowd of guitar enthusiasts at the Cutting Room tonight knew Steve’s legacy with Frank Zappa, Dave Lee Roth, Whitesnake, or his extensive body of solo work; they were all there to be a part of this once in a lifetime event.

Through Brad’s uncanny knowledge of Steve body of work, fans got a retrospective look into Steve’s career in his own words. During the hour long interview, Steve talked about his early beginnings and having no expectations of being famous. He just opened his mind to creating the weirdest music possible! The pure joy of making records and releasing them was more for his own pleasure than anyone else.

The two also chatted about the success of Steve’s 1990 release, Passion and Warfare as well as what went into putting out the 25th Anniversary edition which includes the CD Modern Primitive. The songs on that CD were either unreleased and/or re-imagined versions of songs from his days in the band The Classified. It turns out Modern Primitive is Steve’s favorite CD as he finds it adventurous and quirky.

Steve did not perform, but he did have one of his Ibanez Jem Guitar’s on hand; FLO III to be exact. He shared with the enthusiastic crowd how and why designed the guitar, how he came up with the idea of the floating tremolo, and the true purpose of the monkey grip.

If you weren’t in NYC for the event, it was streamed that evening as well as filmed. The full uncut interview can be seen and enjoyed here!

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MADAM X feat. Roxy and Maxine Petrucci Sign To EMP Label Group, New Album ‘Monstrocity’ Out In October

August 25th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

Legendary Detroit Hard Rockers MADAM X have signed a deal with EMP LABEL GROUP, who will release their long-awaited sophomore release MONSTROCITY on October 31st, (October 27th in EUROPE) on CD and Digital, with a limited edition vinyl release planned for November. Produced by Madam X at Metro 37 Studios in Rochester Hills, MI, and Mixed by Michael Wagener (MEGADETH, METALLICA, SKID ROW, OZZY OSBOURNE), with additional mixing by Mark Slaughter, Monstrocity is a hard-hitting classic Metal/Rock record sure to serve as a proper return to form for Madam X, and a kick in the ass for fans old and new.

Formed in 1981 by sisters Roxy and Maxine Petrucci, Madam X recruited bassist Chris “Godzilla” Doliber and vocalist Bret Kaiser, who released their classic, Rick Derringer produced, Jet Records debut WE RESERVE THE RIGHT in 1984, spawning the hit Rock single “High in High School”. 4 years later, after Roxy departed to join future Arena Rock superstars VIXEN, and original vocalist Kaiser was briefly replaced by an unknown Canadian vocalist named Sebastian Bach, Madam X disbanded, and would remain mostly inactive until 2014, when the original lineup reunited at the Sweden Rock Festival.

Fast forward to 2017, when the Petrucci sisters collaborated with vocalist Mark Slaughter on a Lemmy Kilmister tribute track for their VIP AFTERSHOW project, Slaughter who introduced Roxy to EMP LABEL GROUP head of A&R Thom Hazaert, who released a 12” “KILMISTER” single for AFTERSHOW, and the conversation soon shifted to the upcoming MADAM X release.

Says Hazaert, “When I connected with Roxy and we were working on The Aftershow stuff, and she told me they were working on a new MADAM X record, I was extremely excited at the prospect of releasing it. After a brief courtship, we made the decision to put it out together, and I can honestly say I’m still excited. Madam X is such a kickass Rock band, I was always a huge fan of their first record, and to be able to release its follow up over 30 years later is just insane.”

Adds drummer Roxy Petrucci, “Hell may not be pretty but good things will find their way out ! It takes a huge pair of metal balls to sign a band like Madam X, David Ellefson and Thom Hazaert at EMP put their love of metal first, and crushed it by signing Madam X ! Raw and flawed, Monstrocity will be unleashed onto the world in fall 2017 ! Long live Rock n Roll but immortalized in Metal!”.

The album features 12 hard-hitting slabs of Rock, including the pummeling title track “Monstrocity”, “Resurrection”, “Nitrous”, and an updated version of their 1984 hit “High In High School.”

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www.madam-x.org

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