Iconic rock vocalist Sebastian Bach is currently hard at work in the studio under the direction of producer Bob Marlette (Rob Zombie, Black Sabbath, Shinedown etc) to record the anticipated follow up album to the acclaimed “Kicking & Screaming”. The new effort will be released via label home Frontiers Records and is tentatively scheduled for spring 2014.
Of his forthcoming new album, Sebastian Bach commented, “I am happy to say we have completed the drums and most of the bass guitar for the new record. It is a pleasure to write songs with Duff, Steve, Bob, and Devin. The album will be mastered by Tom Baker who has mastered my last three albums. This CD will be balls out in-your-face high-energy rock ‘n roll which just so happens to be my favorite style of music. I look forward to releasing the record & playing these songs live for you all in 2014!” Read the rest of this entry »
Thanks to Tom Hack at Massacre Records for the help.
Thanks to Massacre Records for providing the promo pictures.
Additional promo pictures from the band’s website.
Dirt is a band from the northern part of Germany that at the end of last year released their debut album called ROCK N ROLL ACCIDENT. I hooked up with singer Sven Zaklikowski a while ago. We talked about the bands past present and future. If you’re into Southern Groove Metal than pay Dirt a visit.
THE WINERY DOGS–Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater, Avenged Sevenfold), Billy Sheehan (David Lee Roth, Mr. Big) and Richie Kotzen (Poison, Mr. Big)—will launch their latest U.S. headlining tour tomorrow in Agoura Hills, CA at the Canyon Club in support of their critically-acclaimed self-titled debut album, which was released in North America July 23 on Loud & Proud Records.
To further stir up excitement about the tour, the band world-premiered their latest video for the track “Time Machine” today on Billboard.com, which can be seen at http://bit.ly/15LGZSB. The clip was directed by Greg Kaplan and includes live rehearsal footage shot in Southern California, as well as concert footage shot during their recent sold-out tour of Japan. THE WINERY DOGS’ first-ever concert was in Osaka, Japan on July 15.
Fans can pick up the album on the band’s official website, iTunes, and Amazon. The band has already released three videos from the new album, “Elevate, “Desire,” and “I’m No Angel,” which can all be seen on their official YouTube page. “Elevate,” the album’s first single, debuted at #30 on Mediabase’s “Mainstream Rock” airplay chart and is currently bulleted at #17. It’s been the #1 most-played current song on WDHA-FM (The Rock of New Jersey, 105.5) for a number of weeks.
Of one of the band’s first-ever tour dates in August, Philadelphia’s Tell Magazine declared: “this band really is the Cream of 2013—three of the best musicians around grouped together and playing powerful music that takes full advantage of their virtuosity… their live show certainly exceeded my expectations. These guys are on fire. I don’t think anyone who attended that show wasn’t floored by the performance. I think the band members themselves were amazed by the power they’re putting out, and how much fun they’re having… It’s clear that this is a band with a great future ahead of them, and I implore you not to miss this combustible combination when they come to your town.”
During the upcoming tour, THE WINERY DOGS will make a special stop at the Hard Rock Café in New York City on October 23 to participate in a private star-studded celebration of Eddie Trunk’s 30th anniversary of his radio show. Trunk is best known as host of VH1 Classic’s “That Metal Show” and he played a key role in the formation of THE WINERY DOGS. The seeds of the band were planted in 2011 when Sheehan and Portnoy were working on music together with a different guitarist and songwriter. When that line-up didn’t gel, Eddie Trunk suggested they contact Kotzen and see if he was interested in forming a band. The rest is history. Tickets for the party are free and fans can enter to win them by clicking on the banner of www.EddieTrunk.com Fans who enter will be picked at random and notified by e-mail if they are selected to attend.
Check out THE WINERY DOGS at any of the following tour stops:
DATE CITY VENUE
Thu 10/3 Agoura Hills, CA Canyon Club
Fri 10/4 Las Vegas, NV Count’s Vamp’d
Sat 10/5 San Diego, CA Ramona Mainstage
Sun 10/6 San Juan Capistrano, CA Coach House
Tue 10/8 Sacramento, CA Harlow’s
Wed 10/9 San Francisco, CA Yoshi’s
Thu 10/10 Portland, OR Star Theatre
Fri 10/11 Seattle, WA Crocodile Café
Mon 10/14 Denver, CO Soiled Dove
Thu 10/17 Milwaukee, WI Potawatomi Casino
Fri 10/18 Palatine, IL Durty Nellies
Sat 10/19 Effingham, IL Effingham Performance Center
Mon 10/21 Pittsburgh, PA Altar Bar
Tue 10/22 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance
Wed 10/23 New York, NY Eddie Trunk 30th Anniversary Party
Fri 10/25 Clifton Park, NY Upstate Concert Hall
Sat 10/26 Niagara Falls, NY Hard Rock
Sun 10/27 Allentown, PA Maingate Nightclub
Tue 10/29 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
Wed 10/30 Patchogue, NY Emporium
Thu 10/31 Pawtucket, RI The Met
Sat 11/2 Cleveland, OH Agora Ballroom
Thu 11/5 Cincinnati, OH Mad Frog
Wed 11/6 Ft. Wayne, IN Piere’s
BLACK SABBATH’s triumphant 2013 tour–which kicked off earlier this year in Australia–can now be seen by fans around the world via the forthcoming “Black Sabbath: Live…Gathered in Their Masses” (Vertigo/Republic). Preorders for “Black Sabbath: Live…Gathered in Their Masses” are available now at www.blacksabbath.com and www.amazon.com. A preview of “Black Sabbath: Live…Gathered in Their Masses”–featuring the first-ever live performances of songs from the band’s 2013 critically acclaimed 13 album, along with BLACK SABBATH classics–can be seen at www.blacksabbath.com.
Here are the “Black Sabbath: Live…Gathered in Their Masses” track listings:
BLU-RAY and DVD track listing is as follows:
1. War Pigs
2. Into The Void
5. Black Sabbath
6. Behind The Wall Of Sleep
9. Fairies Wear Boots
10. Symptom Of The Universe
11. Iron Man
12. End Of The Beginning
13. Children Of The Grave
14. God Is Dead?
15. Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (Intro)/Paranoid
CD track listing is as follows:
1. War Pigs
3. Black Sabbath
6. Iron Man
7. End Of The Beginning
8. Fairies Wear Boots
9. God Is Dead?
10. Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (Intro)/Paranoid
Due out November 26, “Black Sabbath: Live…Gathered in Their Masses” will be available via a variety of formats. Options include:
● DVD standalone
● Blu-ray standalone
● Blu-ray/CD combo pack with a CD featuring live audio from the show, all packaged in a Blu Ray case
● DVD/CD combo pack with a CD featuring live audio from the show, all packaged in an Amaray box
● Deluxe Box with a Blu-ray disc of live show with exclusive bonus visual extras/two DVD discs/a CD featuring live audio from the show/poster/signed set list/photo booklet/guitar picks/official show “ticket”
“Black Sabbath: Live…Gathered in Their Masses” was recorded April 29 and May 1, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia when the band–OZZY OSBOURNE (vocals), TONY IOMMI (guitar) and GEEZER BUTLER (bass)–kicked off their world tour in support of their 13 album, which entered the charts at #1 in 13 countries (including their first #1 in the U.S.). Meanwhile, BLACK SABBATH will head to South America and Mexico in October for a headlining stadium tour (where they’re expected to play to more than 300,000 fans) and then onto Europe in November and December.
German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR have set “Delivering The Black” as the title of their tenth studio album, tentatively due in January 2014 via Frontiers Records. The CD was mixed with Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, PRETTY MAIDS, DESTRUCTION) at his Hansen studio in Ribe, Denmark. 12 tracks were recorded during the new album sessions, including “two epic songs, one guitar ballad, and nine crushing metal songs with all the trademarks you know and love to hear from PRIMAL FEAR,” according to the band. The effort was engineered by Achim Köhler (EDGUY, MASTERPLAN) and was produced by PRIMAL FEAR bassist Mat Sinner.
“Delivering The Black” features a guest appearance by Norwegian singer Liv Kristine Espenaes Krull (LEAVES’ EYES, ex-THEATRE OF TRAGEDY) on the song “Born With A Broken Heart”.
I was able to catch Mat at a good time between his busy schedule to ask him a few questions about the the newly released Sinner album TOUCH OF SIN 2. The album is a re-recording of classic Sinner material from the 80s that is now out of print.
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Metal legends DEICIDE are proud to unveil “IN THE MINDS OF EVIL,” the title track from the band’s crushing new studio album. The track was premiered last night by Jose Mangin on Sirius XM Liquid Metal, and can now be heard online here:
You’re a legendary, pioneering rock star, you’ve headlined sold-out gigs all over the world, indulged in every rock’n’roll decadence imaginable, survived drug addiction and alcohol abuse, crossed paths with the likes of Madonna, Courtney Love, Robert Plant and Johnny Depp, and released a revealing and critically-acclaimed autobiography. You’ve done all this and lived to tell the tale…so, what do you do next? Well, if you’re Ministry’s Al Jourgensen, you join forces with British dark-artist Sam Shearon, a.k.a. “Mister-Sam,” to create a series of comic books and become a super hero yourself.
Photos Courtesy of Sarah Lutz and Metal Blade Records
I recently spoke with Heri Losen, the lead singer and guitarist of folk metal band Týr regarding the band’s new album VALKYRJA. Heri gave some insight into the new album, spoke about the band’s new drummer, and gave his take on the rise of Viking culture in entertainment in North America.
Out Now on “THE GENE HOGLAN EXPERIENCE” – Special Clinic Tour –
Coming to Gene’s Hometown of San Diego, CA this Weekend!
Win a Signed Drumhead, Copy of GENE HOGLAN’s First DVD “The Atomic Clock”, and More via CraveOnline.com
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GENE HOGLAN is pleased to unveil a brand new teaser for his upcoming DVD, The Atomic Clock: The Clock Strikes Two. The teaser is available for viewing now, exclusively via Modern Drummer. View it here. This is just a taste of what’s to come! Earlier this week, Gene announced a few of the tracks that will be included on the DVD:
Hamferð has since day one been fascinating and puzzling metal fans all over the world, with some calling them the Sigur Rós of metal, for a lack of better parallels. This bold, brave and unqiue Faroese doom metal band have indeed caused quite a stir on the international metal scene since their controversial Wacken Metal Battle victory in 2012… and they are only just getting started. Prepare yourself for the release of Hamferð’s debut album “Evst“ (“Highest” in English), out worldwide on 15. November 2013. Read the rest of this entry »
Colorado thrashers Havok made a stop at the Whisky a Go Go during their North American headlining tour in support of their new album, Unnatural Selection. Before the show, I had a chance to talk with lead guitarist Reece Scruggs about the album, the tour, and Havok’s musical influences.
Adult Swim will air a one-hour special called “Metalocalypse: the Doomstar Requiem a Klok Opera” on October 27, with a brand new special album to follow. Voice actors reportedly include Jack Black, “Star Wars” star Mark Hamill, Malcolm McDowell, and Cannibal Corpse’s George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher.
Unlike usual episodes of the animated metal fantasy, it will feature a 50-piece orchestra alongside Dethklok for something really special. Check out the trailer above for a sample of the orchestral-inspired episode.
“This is not like anything we’ve ever done,” says creator Brendon Small. “This is a full blown musical- metal combined with symphonic passages, classic musical theatre, high stakes drama, emotional moments, and yes totally ridiculous comedy. I drew from all of my influences to make this the most unique project I could dream of. This is easily the best thing we’ve ever done with the show and the music. I can’t wait for you to hear it.”
1 Montreal,QC Le Cercle
2 Quebec City,QC Petit Campus
3 Toronto,ON MOD Club
4 Cleveland,OH Agora Ballroom
6 Joliet , IL Mojoes
7 Kansas City , KS Granada
8 Denver,CO Bluebird
10 Seattle,WA El Corazon
11 Vancouver,BC The Venue
12 Portland,OR Hawthorne Theater
14 SF,CA DNA Lounge
15 Anaheim,CA The Grove
16 Tempe , AZ Club Red
18 Dallas,TX Trees
19 Houston,TX Scout Bar
21 Atlanta,GA Masquerade
22 Louisville,KY Diamonds
23 Pitt,PA Altar Bar
24 Rochester,NY Montage Music Hall
Although double bill concerts are not uncommon in Puerto Rico, it is not often that two bands hailing from the same place get a chance to play on the island: on August 17 Puerto Rico got a taste of the Connecticut Heavy Metal scene, via the Obsession/ Graven Image concert held at La Respuesta, Santurce.
Interestingly enough, one band, Obsession, has been around for thirty-plus years, while Graven Image are relatively newcomers on the scene, so the audience got a chance to get a taste of both the old school and new school of Connecticut Metal. It was also one of those rare instances where all of the bands, including the opening local bands, more or less play variations of the same style of music: classic Heavy Metal. The opening bands were Iternia and Aura Azul, who have also been around for some time as well. Read the rest of this entry »