AC/DC: HIGH-VOLTAGE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL- THE ULTIMATE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY

October 12th, 2010
by EvilG

AC/DC: HIGH VOLTAGE ROCK 'N' ROLL

AC/DC: HIGH VOLTAGE ROCK 'N' ROLL

FIRST COMPLETE ‘ILLUSTRATED RETROSPECTIVE’ BOOK ON ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR BANDS IN ROCK HISTORY, CELEBRATES 4 DECADES IN WORDS AND PHOTOS

MINNEAPOLIS ? Voyageur Press has joined forces with renowned rock journalist Phil Sutcliffe for the brand new book, AC/DC – HIGH-VOLTAGE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL: The Ultimate Illustrated History. This lovingly assembled tome — the first complete illustrated history published about this legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee — arrives October 15th, 2010 to celebrate four decades of simply ass-kicking rock n’ roll, perfectly mixing expertly researched text and many never-before-seen photos. This heavy duty 224-page volume follows AC/DC’s long-and-winding career, from the early days as a bar band in Australia, through the tragic passing of singer Bon Scott, and of course, their massive comeback success with one of rock’s all-time classic (and best-selling) albums, Back in Black.

AC/DC is currently comprised of Brian Johnson (vocals), Angus Young (lead guitar), Malcolm Young (rhythm guitar), Cliff Williams (bass), and Phil Rudd (drums). Formed in Australia during the early 1970s, the group — then lead by hard-living frontman Bon Scott — became a regional sensation with a brand of tough, bluesy hard rock, that soon translated globally, on the strength of such classics as “T.N.T.,” “Dirty Deeds,” “Whole Lotta Rosie,” “Sin City,” and “Highway to Hell.” But on the eve of becoming a worldwide arena headliner, Scott died in 1980 after a hard night of drinking. Replaced by Johnson, the group issued Back in Black just a few months later, and has been rightfully considered one of rock’s all-time great recording and live acts.

Featuring over 400 illustrations (including handbills, posters, backstage passes, and vinyl from around the globe, as well as rare candid and performance photography), and a special “spinner” cover image of Angus Young, AC/DC – HIGH-VOLTAGE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL: The Ultimate Illustrated History is sure to appeal to both the longtime fan and the newcomer. Sidebars by rock’s finest journalists weighing in on various eras of the AC/DC are included throughout the book, as well as an album-by-album analysis, and info on the guitar gear championed by the Young brothers. While many AC/DC fans have heard and experienced the group live on stage numerous times over the years, there has simply never been a book which has chronicled the group’s entire history as vividly as AC/DC – HIGH-VOLTAGE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL: The Ultimate Illustrated History.

In addition to the AC/DC book, Voyageur Press will be issuing another major rock title this fall, Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot’s THE BEATLES VS. THE ROLLING STONES: Sound Opinions on the Great Rock n’ Roll Rivalry. These titles join Voyageur Press’ other most recent “Illustrated History” releases, Dan Durchholz’s and Gary Graff’s NEIL YOUNG: Long May You Run,Jon Bream’s NEIL DIAMOND IS FOREVER: The Illustrated Story of the Man and His Music , Phil Sutcliffe’s QUEEN: The Crown Kings of Rock, and Jim DeRogatis’ THE VELVET UNDERGROUND: An Illustrated History of A Walk on the Wild Side. All are jam-packed with photos, artifacts, and comprehensive histories of each artist.

ABOUT VOYAGEUR PRESS:

Since 1972, Voyageur Press has published high-quality books and calendars in a variety of subjects, including nature and science, regional interest and travel, American heritage and country life, crafts, sports, and more.

ABOUT PHIL SUTCLIFFE:

London-based freelance journalist Phil Sutcliffe has been writing about rock since 1974 and has interviewed greats like Paul McCartney, Paul Simon, Bruce Springsteen, Pink Floyd, Kate Bush, Radiohead, Nirvana, Nick Cave, and Queen. His work has appeared in myriad publications, including Mojo, Q, the Los Angeles Times, Blender, Sounds, and more. Phil’s back catalog is mostly available on the world’s best archive of music writing: www.rocksbackpages.com. Phil is also the author of Voyageur Press’ Queen: The Ultimate Illustrated History of the Crown Kings of Rock.

For more information on these and other Voyageur titles, go to www.voyageurpress.com.

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ENSLAVED MEMBER COMMENTS ON BILLBOARD CHART ENTRY

October 12th, 2010
by EvilG

Enslaved - Axioma Ethica Odini

Enslaved - Axioma Ethica Odini

Axioma Ethica Odini, the new album by Norway’s renowned progressive/psychedelic black metal band ENSLAVED, has sold over 1,400 copies in the U.S. since its release on September 28th and has debuted at #16 on the Billboard Heatseekers (New Artists) chart, #40 in the Current Hard Music Albums chart, and #72 on the Independent Current Albums chart.

ENSLAVED guitarist/songwriter Ivar Bjørnson has checked in from the road in Europe with their reaction to the news:

“We received news last week of the great first week sales in the U.S. with accompanying chart positions.  Most important is the fact that we out-did our own previous achievements [with 2008’s Vertebrae] in the U.S. market.  We’re not competing with anything else than our own ambitions.  We want to express our sincere appreciation to the wonderful people at Nuclear Blast U.S. for their relentless efforts in promoting ENSLAVED, as this is also their achievement!”

Axioma Ethica Odini is the follow-up to 2008’s Vertebrae, which sold over 1,100 copies its first week of release in North America according to Nielsen SoundScan and debuted on the American Billboard Hard Music chart at #11 and on the Billboard Heatseekers chart at #49Vertebrae also won Terrorizer Magazine’s coveted “Album of the Year” award for 2008.  In their native Norway, Vertebrae entered the official charts at #20 and earned  ENSLAVED their third consecutive Spellemann award (the Norwegian equivalent of a Grammy).

ENSLAVED will be direct support for fellow countrymen DIMMU BORGIR on a 32-date run across North America which launches on Friday, November 5th in Worcester, Massachusetts and ends Tuesday, December 14th in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.  Also on the bill are Blood Red Throne and Dawn Of Ashes.

Advanced pre-sale tickets & VIP packages for the “Darkness Reborn World Tour” are now on sale via ArtistArena.com (User Name: dimmuborgir; Password: tickets).  Ticketing widget is available here (same log-in).

Confirmed tour dates are as follows:

11/05/10  The Palladium – Worcester, MA

11/06/10  Northern Lights – Albany, NY

11/07/10  Recher Theater – Towson, MD

11/08/10  Terminal 5 – New York, NY

11/10/10  The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

11/12/10  Mr. Smalls – Pittsburgh, PA

11/13/10  Royal Oak Music Theatre – Detroit, MI

11/14/10  House of Blues – Chicago, IL

11/15/10  The Rave – Milwaukee, WI

11/16/10  Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN

11/18/10  MacEwan Ballroom – Calgary, AB – CANADA

11/19/10  Edmonton Events Center – Edmonton, AB – CANADA

11/21/10  Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, B.C. – CANADA

11/22/10  The Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA

11/23/10  Roseland Theatre – Portland, OR

11/24/10  Showbox SoDo – Seattle, WA

11/26/10  The Knitting Factory – Reno, NV

11/27/10  The Fox Theater – Pomona, CA

11/28/10  The Regency Grand Ballroom – San Francisco, CA

11/30/10  House of Blues – Las Vegas, NV

12/01/10  Rialto Theater – Tucson, AZ

12/02/10  Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ

12/03/10  Sunshine Theatre – Albuquerque, NM

12/04/10  Gothic Theater – Englewood (Denver), CO

12/06/10  House of Blues – Dallas, TX

12/07/10  House of Blues – Houston, TX

12/09/10  Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH

12/10/10  Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA

12/11/10  Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY

12/12/10  Sound Academy – Toronto, ON – CANADA

12/13/10  Metropolis – Montreal, QC – CANADA

12/14/10  Imperial – Quebec City, QC – CANADA

Click here to read the first four of nine insightful commentaries on the new tracks that make up Axioma Ethica Odini.

Visit ENSLAVED online at www.ENSLAVED.no, www.myspace.com/ENSLAVED, www.facebook.com/ENSLAVED, www.youtube.com/user/enslavedofficial, and www.twitter.com/enslavedband.

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THE CROWN Premiere ‘Doomsday King’

October 12th, 2010
by EvilG

THE CROWN have long been kings of the underground death metal community. Bringing record after record of monstrous brutality before taking a brief hiatus, the band is back and better than ever with a brand new album being unleashed tomorrow! ‘Doomsday King’ is now available as an exclusive stream to MetalUnderground.com to celebrate it’s release this week.

Head over to MetalUnderground.com to get your first taste of the record and be sure to pick up your copy and support real, underground death metal! Rejoice, THE CROWN are back!

(Stream available here: http://www.metalunderground.com/news/details.cfm?newsid=60830)

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TRIPTYKON Return with ‘Shatter’ EP; Release Commercial for Co-Headlining Tour with 1349

October 11th, 2010
by EvilG

TRIPTYKON are currently ripping through North America, slaying audiences with their first chance to see the monstrous new creation of TOM G. WARRIOR live! The co-headlining trek also features black metal royalty 1349 and support from Bruce Lamont’s YAKUZA. To further promote this incredible journey, TRIPTYKON has created the following promotional video for the tour: http://bit.ly/cNX4Qd

TRIPTYKON is also set to unveil a new release for the end of the month. ‘Shatter’ is an EP comprised of previously unreleased material as well as songs recorded during the band’s set at last year’s ROADBURN FESTIVAL in Holland. ‘Shatter’ will be available on October 25th via CMDistro.com and anywhere digital music is sold!

For those that consider themselves to be true metal heads, the chance to see the iconic TOM G. WARRIOR live is not one to be taken lightly. Make sure you head out to a show near you and support live, underground music! Dates for the tour are available at http://www.myspace.com/triptykonofficial

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ROADRUNNER RECORDS Launches SignMeTo Social Network

October 11th, 2010
by EvilG
ROADRUNNER RECORDS Launches SignMeTo Social Network

ROADRUNNER RECORDS Launches SignMeTo Social Network

Roadrunner Records has announced the launch of web property SignMeTo Roadrunner Records, a dynamic new free service that mimics the actual A&R process using social networking tactics.

SignMeTo is a fun and functional way for fans and unsigned bands to participate in the music industry’s A&R process. Users begin by signing up as “scouts,” and unsigned bands create their own profiles, which scouts then rate and tag. The band profiles offer comprehensive functionality, with bands being able to upload photos, video, music and tour dates. For added convenience, artists and managers are able to use one dashboard to control multiple profiles.

Scouts then peruse the site and rate and review bands, which impact SignMeTo charts, which refresh daily or weekly by genre. The more each scout interacts with the site, the more weight their opinions carry. New charts are formed as users spread new tags, with genres expanding from the very simple “Alternative” or “Rock” all the way to more complex genres like “Russian Death Metal.” Besides other chart incentives, bands can also earn badges, some of which are bestowed by real Roadrunner A&R staff. SignMeTo already boasts 6,000+ active band profiles and 10,000+ scouts.

For bands, an added perk is that profile URLs are static, meaning that artists can use their SignMeTo profiles instead of clunkier, existing platforms. Unlike other services that allow bands to host music and content for free, SignMeTo provides an endgame: prevailing as the top-ranked artist in their respective genre or user-generated tag charts. And who knows — maybe a lucky few will end up with a Roadrunner Records deal!

Jon Satterley, Senior Vice President of New Media and Global Business Development and chief architect of SignMeTo, said, “Roadrunner Records is one of the few record labels left with a recognizable brand — one that stands for the very best in rock, metal and alternative music. We wanted to create a fun place for the thousands of bands and fans who are part of our world… but perhaps not yet on the artist roster. To immerse themselves in the culture of the label — a culture they themselves created and keep creating. SignMeTo is a place to discover new music, engage in real musical critiquing, and (as an artist) test yourself against the thousands of other musicians hoping to get discovered.”

Launched in 2010, SignMeTo Roadrunner Records is Roadrunner’s unique take on the world of A&R, music discovery and social networking. Dedicated to providing a quality experience to a vibrant community of fans and artists, SignMeTo is fast proving to be the destination site for unsigned rock, alternative and metal music.

Originally founded in 1980 in the Netherlands, Roadrunner Records has earned its place as one of the most prominent international independent record labels. Established primarily as a hard rock label, Roadrunner now boasts depth and variety in its artists. The label has recently experienced unprecedented success with multi-platinum artists NICKELBACK and SLIPKNOT, near-platinum THEORY OF A DEADMAN, gold-certified STONE SOUR and KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, as well as modern heavy hitters KORN, DREAM THEATER, MEGADETH, TRIVIUM and OPETH. Roadrunner’s current roster also includes such diverse acts such as THE PARLOR MOB, plus up-and-comers like YOUNG THE GIANT, BLACK STONE CHERRY and AIRBOURNE. Loud & Proud Records, a label joint-venture with Roadrunner, is home to established heritage rock acts including ROB ZOMBIE, LYNYRD SKYNYRD, RATT, MEAT LOAF (North America) and KISS (Europe and select territories). Roadrunner catalog includes now-classic albums from seminal artists such as TYPE O NEGATIVE, SEPULTURA and KING DIAMOND. Still headquartered in the Netherlands, Roadrunner occupies offices in New York, now the A&R hub for the label, as well as the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, France, Japan and Australia.

Check it out here: http://signmeto.roadrunnerrecords.com/

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RISING posts two new 7” tracks and announces vinyl release dates in late November

October 11th, 2010
by EvilG

Denmark’s sludge metal three-piece RISING has just posted two new tracks on their Myspace-site. These are the first pieces of music from the band since 2009’s critically acclaimed self titled debut EP, and the two tracks are from a forthcoming 7-inch vinyl to be released on Red Tape on November 29th. The two tracks “Legacy of Wolves” and “Daughter of The Sun” displays an even fiercer and aggressive side of the band than heard on their debut EP.

RISING’s debut EP will finally be released as a vinyl, also on November 29th and hereby mark a simultaneous release of the 7” and the EP. The German based metal/punk-label Pain of Mind will be the label for the EP vinyl edition, which will be a 12” in a limited edition of 500 ex, of which 150 are white vinyl. Both vinyl releases will be available through RISING’s Myspace, the labels and various mail orders and record dealers throughout the world.

RISING have since the release of their self titled debut EP had a high level of activity: A nomination at the Danish Metal Awards 2009 as “Best New Talent”, two European tours and one Irish tour in 2010 as well as shows in Sweden and their native homeland of Denmark including a performance at this year’s Roskilde Festival. Apart from releasing the forthcoming new 7” vinyl and the 12” EP vinyl edition, RISING is hard at work writing their debut album to be recorded in March/April next year and released on a yet undisclosed German label in September 2011.
www.myspace.com/risingdk

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EVILE: ‘INFECTED NATIONS’ REDUX OUT NOW IN EUROPE

October 11th, 2010
by EvilG

INFECTED NATIONS, the ripping 2009 album from British thrashers EVILE, has been re-released as a special redux version and is available now in Europe.

The follow-up to EVILE’s debut album, ENTER THE GRAVE, INFECTED NATIONS sees the band finding a new level of maturity and song-writing craftsmanship, creating a heavier thrash sound with even more infectious riffs to headbang to.

On top of the nine album tracks, the INFECTED NATIONS Redux also features a bonus disc with EVILE’s popular cover of PANTERA’s “Cemetery Gates”, as well as eight songs recorded at a live rehearsal in the studio and six songs recorded live at Hammerfest in 2009.  The album also includes a free INFECTED NATIONS album cover woven patch and an EVILE sticker sheet, as well as the chance to win frontman MATT DRAKE’s very own guitar.

Get your copy now in Europe at http://earache.com/webstore/index.php/cPath/667_669_41 or pre-order the album in North America at http://earache.com/uswebstore/index.php/cPath/667_669_41
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Party San Festival – Bad Berka Germany

October 11th, 2010
by Arto Lehtinen

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ANTHRAX Performs New Song With JOEY BELLADONNA For First Time

October 10th, 2010
by EvilG
Anthrax 2010

Anthrax 2010

ANTHRAX performed a new song, “Fight ‘Em ‘Til You Can’t”, with singer Joey Belladonna for the first time during last night’s (Friday, October 8th) concert at at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York as part of the Jägermeister Music Tour with SLAYER and MEGADETH. Watch fan-filmed video footage of the performance below.

ANTHRAX debuted “Fight ‘Em ‘Til You Can’t” on May 28, 2008 at Double Door in Chicago, Illinois during the band’s first-ever gig with then-singer Dan Nelson. The song was also recorded with Dan for what was supposed to be the next ANTHRAX album, “Worship Music”, but ended up getting shelved — along with the rest of the CD — following the departure of Nelson and return of Belladonna.

Following seven historic shows as part of the “Big Four” European festival dates with METALLICA, SLAYER and MEGADETH, ANTHRAX has joined SLAYER and MEGADETH on the Jägermeister Fall Music Tour, which kicked off September 24 at Superpages in Dallas, Texas. The 20-date concert trek marks the first U.S. tour ANTHRAX has done since Belladonna rejoined the band earlier this year, and the first time the three bands have shared an American stage since the classic 1991 “Clash of the Titans” tour.

For this tour, ANTHRAX has teamed up with Artist Arena to offer fans the ultimate ANTHRAX VIP Package, which consists of a meet-and-greet pass to meet ANTHRAX, an autographed commemorative poster, a commemorative tour laminate, and an exclusive VIP-only ANTHRAX T-shirt.

Since returning from the European tour, the members of ANTHRAX have begun writing and rehearsing for their new album which is expected out in early 2011.

“Fight ‘Em ‘Til You Can’t” with Joey Belladonna – October 8, 2010:

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Edu Falaschi (Angra, Almah) presents new official photo gallery

October 9th, 2010
by EvilG

The singer of ANGRA and ALMAH, Edu Falaschi presents his new official gallery of photos at the official website www.edufalaschi.com.br.

More than 600 photos demonstrate various eras and aspects of the entire career and life of the musician and producer.   ANGRA and ALMAH official and live photos, Edu Falaschi official and offstage pictures, special guest appearances and workshops, studio work, photos with friends, partners and fans, many old photos and the most recent ones – everything you can find here:
http://edufalaschi.com.br/eng/gallery/
Edu Falaschi’s team thanks all the photographers, fans and friends who helped to create the biggest online collection of photos of the musician.

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CAGE To Debut Three New Songs On Atlantic Invasion Tour 2010

October 9th, 2010
by EvilG
CAGE

CAGE

CAGE will once again return to the US east coast for a string of dates October 14th-24th. The band will debut three new songs from their as of yet untitled upcoming CD slated for second quarter 2011.

Says singer Sean Peck, “We have had such a killer time on the East Coast where some serious metal heads dwell, we had to return and expand our search for more Vikings!”

Upon their return Cage will announce the details of the two-disc DVD release. The dates are as follows:

October

15 – The Local – Marrieta, GA

16 – Jaxx – Springfield, VA

17 – The Triple – Richmond, VA

19 – The Sonar – Baltimore, MD

20 – Mojo 13 – Wilmington, DE

21 – Dingbatz – Clifton, NJ

22 – The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY

23 – The Silo – Reading, PA (Iron And Steel Fest 2)

24 – Traxx – Long Island, NY

More details can be found on the Cage website at Cageheavymetal.com.

Check out a tour promo below:

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DUSTED ANGEL Record Release Shows Confirmed

October 9th, 2010
by EvilG

Earth Sick Mind, the thunderous debut full-length from Santa Cruz doom rockers DUSTED ANGEL, is finally upon us and set for release on Tuesday, October 12, 2010. The crushing 7-track attack of Earth Sick Mind was captured in San Francisco by sludgemonger Billy Anderson (High on Fire, Neurosis, Sleep) in April, and will be released next week by Mankind Records, a division of Revelation Records. A solid year and a half of touring and west coast gigs have the members of DUSTED ANGEL conditioned to jam tighter than ever, building upon the rocking hardcore-meets-stoner/doom dynamics fans of the band already love, and taking these songs to massive new levels of crushing groove.

In celebration, DUSTED ANGEL will perform at a pair of Bay Area record release shows this month. The first show takes place in San Francisco on October 15th just days after the album’s release, where DA will be playing alongside Dischord Records hardcore legends Scream! The following week the band hit their hometown Santa Cruz legions hard, playing alongside Christian Mistress and Thrones who are currently touring the US together.

DUSTED ANGEL Record Release Shows:

10/15/2010 Thee Parkside – San Francisco, CA w/ Scream, Dead Meat

10/27/2010 Blue Lagoon – Santa Cruz, CA w/ Christian Mistress, Thrones

DUSTED ANGEL contains members of skatecore legends Bl’ast, metal experimentalists Spaceboy, corrosive sludge metal act Gargantula and more. All longtime friends from time spent in previous bands, or just from growing up in the Santa Cruz skate/surf/slam scene together for the past 20 years, brought DUSTED ANGEL together in 2008. They’ve done nothing but rock your face off ever since…

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LION’S SHARE report from Sweden Rock DIO tribute

October 9th, 2010
by EvilG

The DIO Tribute at the Sweden Rock Cruise was an incredible night. LION’S SHARE really wanna thank all the guests for their great performances, Sweden Rock Magazine and of course the audience: what a great crowd!

Finally we want to thank Ronnie James Dio for the awesome music he gave us and pay our respects to Wendy Dio and the rest of his family.

Here’s the setlist with some comments:

1. “E5150”, (intro)
2. “Mob Rules”, (Lion’s Share)
3. “Stand Up And Shout”, (Lion’s Share)
4. “Holy Diver”, (Lion’s Share)
Comment: the response from the crowd really blew us away. Epic!

….and here we start picking up the different guests to perform with us:

5. “Egypt (The Chains Are On)”, together with Johan Edlund from Tiamat on vocals.
Comment: Johan really did his own version of this great song and it was brilliant.

6. “Man On The Silver Mountain”, together with Johan Hegg on vocals.
Comment: A smoking performance from Mr. Amon Amarth himself. A classic!

7. “Don’t Talk To Strangers”, together with Charles Rytkönen on vocals.
Comment: Awesome performance from the front man of Morgana Lefay. Thumbs up:)

Here we had a little changeover and Martin Forssman from Sweden Rock Magazine entered the stage and reminded the audience to support the “Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund”.

8. “One Night In The City”, performed by Gothenburg Allstars: Björn Gelotte (In Flames) – Guitar,  Peter Iwers (In Flames) – Bass, Jocke Berg (Hardcore Superstar) – Vocals,  Magnus “Adde” Andreasson (Hardcore Superstar) – Drums,  Rikard Zander (Evergrey) – Keyboards

9. “Rock’n’roll Children”, (Gothenburg Allstars)

10. “Stargazer”, (Gothenburg Allstars)
Comment: These guys delivered a classy show. Quality and passion.

Another little changeover and Lion’s Share entered the stage again.

11. “Children Of The Sea”, together with Messiah Marcolin (ex-Candlemass) on vocals and Mike Wead from King Diamond on lead guitar.

12. “Sign Of The Southern Cross”, together with Messiah and Mike.
Comment: Superior performances from Mike and Messiah. Felt great to see Messiah back where he belongs: on stage. One of the best frontmen of all times!

13. “Tarot Woman”, together with Jens Johansson (ex-DIO, Yngwie, Stratovarius) on keyboards and Mats Levén (ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, Treat, Therion, At Vance) on vocals.
Comment: Two of Sweden’s most talented musicians ever kicked ass in this Rainbow classic. Mats sang like a God!

14. “Rainbow In The Dark”, Lion’s Share singer Patrik took the stage again and Jens stayed to play this DIO hit song like he did so many times with the original.

15. “Heaven And Hell”, (Lion’s Share)
Comment: This song is probably the reason to why Patrik became a singer. And the audience….WOW!

16: “Stars”
Comment: Time for the great final; all artists above together on stage to perform DIO’s Live Aid-song “Stars”. Special guests Jim Jidhed from Alien and Janne “JB” Christoffersson from Grand Magus. We had no chance to rehearse this song, so it turned out to be pretty much a jam session. Chaotic….but fun:)

www.lionsshare.org

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FORBIDDEN: Public Listening Party Announced

October 9th, 2010
by EvilG
Forbidden - Omega Wave

Forbidden - Omega Wave

Reactivated San Francisco Bay Area thrashers, FORBIDDEN, will hold a free public listening party for their first record since reforming on Friday October 22, 2010 at Soundwave Studios in Oakland CA. The event will start at 9 pm and is located at  2200 Wood St. Fans will have a chance to get free swag, win a Fernandes bass guitar, and purchase the CD before it hits the streets.  Members of FORBIDDEN will also be in attendance to sign autographs and meet the fans.

“We are all very excited about our new release, Omega Wave,” commented vocalist Russ Anderson. “Everyone involved with creating the record worked extremely hard. Now, we want to share it with our fans and friends! So anybody who wants to come out and celebrate with us is officially invited! We will also have plenty of Nuclear Blast and FORBIDDEN swag on hand for giveaways. Be a part of our special night and you may just win some free shit too!”
Omega Wave, FORBIDDEN’s fifth studio album after a 13-year recording hiatus, will be released in Europe on October 22nd and on October 26th in North America.  It was recorded at Sonic Room/Audio Voyage Studios in Livermore, California, produced by FORBIDDEN guitarist / songwriter Craig Locicero with Tim Narducci, and mixed by Sean Beavan (Slayer, Marilyn Manson, Nine Inch Nails).
FORBIDDEN have uploaded the track “Forsaken At The Gates” to their official MySpace page.

FORBIDDEN 2010 features Russ Anderson on vocals, Craig Locicero on guitar, Steve Smyth on guitar, Matt Camacho on bass and Mark Hernandez on drums.

Pre-order Omega Wave with or without an exclusive shirt design from the following location while supplies last http://store.nuclearblastusa.com/Artist/Forbidden/11237

Read all the studio blog entries on the making of Omega Wave here.  Song titles on Omega Wave include:

  • Alpha Century
  • Forsaken At The Gates
  • Swine
  • Immortal Wounds
  • Hopenosis
  • Adapt Or Die
  • Inhuman Race
  • Behind The Mask
  • Dragging My Casket
  • Overthrow
  • Omega Wave

FORBIDDEN are confirmed for January 2011’s 70,000 Tons Of Metal cruise and will tour the U.S. this November supporting Overkill with Evile, Gamma Bomb, and Bonded By Blood.

FORBIDDEN will go on to headline their own tour with Evile, Gamma Bomb, and Bonded By Blood from November 22nd – December 11th.  VIP tickets for pre-show Meet & Greet sessions with the band are now on sale at EnterTheVault.com.  VIP ticket buyers will also receive a customized poster signed by the band.

For more info visit: www.facebook.com/FORBIDDENOFFICIAL | twitter.com/ForbiddenMetal.

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HELLOWEEN wants to know…Are You Metal?

October 8th, 2010
by EvilG
HELLOWEEN - 7 Sinners

HELLOWEEN - 7 Sinners

“7 Sinners” is definitely in sight now and news tickers about HELLOWEEN, the new album, and the first single “Are You Metal?” are running hot. Therefore, here’s the newest info and announcements for the weekend – so you won’t miss anything:

Video premiere “Are You Metal?” – reloaded.
We were almost ahead of ourselves: the German clip premiere will be on Monday, October 11th at MySpace – right here: http://www.myspace.com/music/videos – and not, as announced earlier, on October 8th. Fans worldwide can check out the video simultaneously at www.helloween.org, of course. Let the servers work overtime; this film keeps the title’s promise!

Trick or Treat? – HELLOWEEN in Berlin.
You have to prove first if you are Metal. And the best occasion for that is the Halloween-Party at the Hard Rock Café, Berlin at October 30th 2010. Because the guys from HELLOWEEN want to celebrate the “7 Sinners” release in Berlin and more importantly together with you. Trust us: it’s going to be a real ‘hard’ night and maybe there’ll also be a ‘live-ly’ surprise… – more info soon in this newsletter.

Exclusive tickets – not Metal, but ‘hard’.
The aficionados and collectors amongst you will be excited: for the upcoming German tour there will be a number of limited original tickets for every town in “7 Sinners”-design. You can secure yourself those precious items at http://tickets.helloween.org/ at absolutely fair shipping costs (1,50 Euro per ticket, max. 4,50 Euro per order).
Doesn’t all have to be digital nowadays…

…also not pixilated, but LIVE and kicking for sure:

HELLOWEEN – tour dates worldwide. (More dates to follow until the end of 2011)

26.11.2010      Szene – Vienna, AUSTRIA
27.11.2010      ?Winter Masters of Rock’ – Zlin, CZECH REPUBLIC
28.11.2010      Petöfi Hall – Budapest, HUNGARY
01.12.2010      Neue Stadthalle – Langen, GERMANY
02.12.2010      Hof Ter Lo – Antwerp, BELGIUM
04.12.2010      Hardrock Hell Festival – Prestatyn, UNITED KINGDOM
05.12.2010      The HMV Forum – London, UNITED KINGDOM
06.12.2010      Effenaar – Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS
08.12.2010      Mejeriet – Lund, SWEDEN
09.12.2010      Rockefeller – Oslo, NORWAY
10.12.2010      Lisebergshallen – Gothenburg, SWEDEN
11.12.2010      Arenan – Stockholm, SWEDEN
13.12.2010      Rock Cafe  – Tallin, ESTONIA
14.12.2010      Pakkahuone – Tampere, FINLAND
15.12.2010      House Of Culture – Helsinki, FINLAND
17.12.2010      Stodola – Stodola, POLAND
18.12.2010      Studio – Cracow, POLAND
19.12.2010      Mala Sportovni Hala – Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC
02.01.2011      Brückenforum – Bonn, GERMANY
11.01.2011      Elysee Montmatre – Paris, FRANCE
12.01.2011      Le Transbordeur – Lyon, FRANCE
14.01.2011      Rockstar Live – Bilbao, SPAIN
16.01.2011      Razzmatazz I – Barcelona, SPAIN
18.01.2011      Alcatraz – Milan, Lombardy, ITALY
19.01.2011      Atlantico Live – Roma, Lazio, ITALY
21.01.2011      Fuzz Live Music Club – Athens, GREECE
22.01.2011      Principal Club Theatre – Thessaloniki, GREECE
23.01.2011      Hristo Botev Hall – Sofia, BULGARIA
24.01.2011      Hristo Botev Hall – Sofia, BULGARIA
26.01.2011      Boogaloo Club – Zagreb, CROATIA
27.01.2011      Kino Siska Club – Ljubljana, SLOVENIA
28.01.2011      Sports Hall – Hlohovec, SLOVAKIA
29.11.2011      Sports Hall – Presov, SLOVAKIA
31.01.2011      Z7 – Pratteln, SWITZERLAND
01.02.2011      Garage – Saarbrücken, GERMANY
04.02.2011      Capitol – Hannover, GERMANY
05.02.2011      Turbinenhalle – Oberhausen, GERMANY
06.02.2011      Halle Gartlage  – Osnabrück, GERMANY
09.02.2011      Docks  – Hamburg, GERMANY
10.02.2011      Jako Arena – Bamberg, GERMANY
11.02.2011      All-Kart-Halle – Kaufbeuren, GERMANY
12.02.2011      Volksbankmesse – Balingen, GERMANY

Oh, and one more thing: “Are You Metal?”!!??

Digital racetracks:
www.helloween.org
www.myspace.com/helloween
www.facebook.com/pages/Helloween/75052548906

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