Opeth – Sydney Opera House Show is Sold Out!

August 26th, 2016
by EvilG

It was the gentle cryptic teasing that left OPETH and Rock / Metal fans in a general state of wonder and intrigue. The OPETH logo superimposed over a picture of the famous Sydney Harbour. Was an Australian Tour announcement imminent? Fans didn’t have to wait long and the announcement left them ecstatic. To celebrate the release of band’s 12th studio album Sorceress, on September 30th via the band’s imprint label Moderbolaget Records with Nuclear Blast Entertainment.OPETH announced 3 special shows at historic venues around the world in support of the record: Radio City Music Hall in New York on October 1st, SSE Wembley Arena in London on November 19th and the famed Sydney Opera House in Australia on February 6th 2017 which will see OPETH will be performing music from their upcoming album, Sorceress, as well as fan favorite cuts from their celebrated catalog and will be opening the shows with a special set featuring material fromDeliverance & Damnation.


A unique and stunning announcement; one of the most influential and innovative bands of their era performing at one of the most iconic (in design and prestige) concert halls on the planet; an epic event unlikely to be seen again. People were left in amazement and a state of angst set in as people rushed to secure a ticket to this historic event.

We can hereby announce that in just a matter of hours of going on sale this monumental show is officially SOLD OUT! Those lucky people who purchased a ticket will be left with a memory of a lifetime…… This is really happening people.

Thank you David Roy Williams www.metropolistouring.com & Northern Music Co. and of course more than anyone, Opeth for making this event possible.

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ANTHRAX’s Performance On Seth Meyers

August 26th, 2016
by Celtic Bob


Anthrax not only made its “Late Night with Seth Meyers” debut this week, but hung out with the iconic Robert De Niro.  Check out the band’s live performance of their new single, “Monster At The End,” here: http://bit.ly/2bIYbEm

To support the band’s critically-acclaimed new album For All Kings and in celebration of their 35th anniversary, Anthrax hits the road this fall with Slayer starting September 9 in Cleveland; dates are below.

9   Jacob’s Pavilion, Cleveland, OH
10   Freedom Hill Amphitheatre, Detroit, MI
11   Ground Zero, Travers City, MI*
12   Sound Academy, Toronto, ON
13   Metropolis, Montreal, PQ
15   Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA
16   Anthology, Rochester, NY*
17   Revolution Rock Fest., Mashantucket, CT
18   Rock Allegiance Festival, Chester, PA
20   Egyptian Room, Indianapolis, IN
21   Concord Music Hall, Chicago, IL*
22   The Pageant, St. Louis, MO
24   Houston Open Air Festival, Houston
25   Knotfest, Devore, CA
27   Hard Rock Live, Orlando, FL
28   Fillmore, Miami, FL
29   Club L.A., Destin, FL*
30   Horseshoe Casino Tunica, Tunica, MS

1   Louder Than Life Festival, Louisville, KY
3   Norva, Norfolk, VA
4   Orange Peel, Ashveille, NC*
5   Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA
6   Varsity Theatre, Baton Rouge, LA*
7   Gas Monkey Live, Dallas, TX
8   ACL at the Moody Theatre, Austin, TX
10   Fillmore, Denver, CO
11   The Complex, Salt Lake City, UT
12   Rev Hall, Boise, ID*
13   The Wilma Theatre, Missoula, MT
14   The Hill event Center, Idaho Falls, ID*
15   Revolution Concert House, Garden City, ID
16   Knitting Factory, Spokane, WA*  (offer)
17   ENMAX Centre, Lethbridge, AB
19   S. Okanagan Cvents Centre, Penticton, BC
20   Abbotsford Centre, Abbotsford, BC
21   Hawthorn Theatre, Portland, OR*
22   Discovery Park, Elverta, CA (w/Aftershock)
23   Reno Events Center, Reno, NV
22   Aftershock Festival, Sacramento, CA
25   Orpheum Theatre, Flagstaff, AZ*
26   Top Deck, Famington, NM*  (offer)
27   El Paso County Coliseum, El Paso, TX**

* Anthrax & Death Angel

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THREAT SIGNAL announce European tour with VADER

August 26th, 2016
by Celtic Bob

Canada’s melodic thrash metallers THREAT SIGNAL have a lot in store for the near future, now that their new album “Disconnect” is finally on the way. The band will be paving the way for its early 2017 release on road, having teamed up with death metal heavyweights Vader and Hate Eternal for a European tour starting this November. The first dates have been revealed and are available below.


On top of that, the upcoming tour will officially introduce Christian Olde Wolbers (ex-Fear Factory) as THREAT SIGNAL’s new live bassist. Christian will be taking the place of Pat Kavanagh – the band’s long-standing member and co-author of “Disconnect” – only at shows, as Pat will continue his work with the band off stage.

THREAT SIGNAL commented: “We would like to officially welcome Christian Olde Wolbers (ex Fear Factory) into Threat Signal as our new bass player! Christian has been involved with us since the very beginning, having produced and recorded our debut album Under Reprisal. He recently preformed live with us during a short string of local dates, and we had a blast!”

On the upcoming European tour, they added: “You can catch us this November touring Europe alongside Vader and Hate Eternal. We are very excited to bring our live show across the pond again! Especially playing with bands of this caliber. Can’t wait!”

THREAT SIGNAL’s highly anticipated new album, “Disconnect”, will be the first one for Agonia Records, after the band left Nuclear Blast’s roster earlier this year. It’s final release date and details will be revealed over the coming weeks.

“Rise Of The Empire: Europe 2016 Tour”
Vader + Hate Eternal + Threat Signal
Dates (more TBA):
04.11.2016 – GER –  Bad Oeynhausen at Druckerei
05.11.2016 – GER – Andernach at Juz-Libe-Club
06.11.2016 – GER – Arlon at L’Entrepot
09.11.2016 – CH – Zurich at Dynamo
11.11.2016 – ITA – Brescia at Circolo Colony
13.11.2016 – NL – Rotterdam at Baroeg
14.11.2016 – UK – London at The Dome
19.11.2016 – GER – Essen at Turock
20.11.2016 – GER – Leipzig at Täubchenthal


Since their critically acclaimed debut offering “Under Reprisal” (2006), which won the Canadian Recording Of The Year Award at the Hamilton Music Awards, THREAT SIGNAL became internationally recognised as one of the best modern acts in thrash metal. Their latest two installments, the intense “Vigilance” (2009) and reinvented “Threat Signal” (2011), have both met with unrelenting hype, with each entering the Billboard’s Top Heatseekers Chart, at #32 and #26.

THREAT SIGNAL came to life in 2003 and immediately began generating growing interest within the metal community. Their debut song “Rational Eyes” hit #1 on the international music website GarageBand.com and maintained that position for over two years. As a result, the young band signed to Nuclear Blast and started intensive touring, having performed with act’s such as Children Of Bodom, Soilwork, Motorhead, Saxon, Opeth, Kataklysm, Hatebreed, Epica and Arch Enemy.

THREAT SIGNAL combines the complexity of thrash metal, with a more contemporary groove sound involving technical rhythms, and melodic musical passages. The band is led by frontman Jon Howard (vocals), together with Travis Montgomery (guitars), Pat Kavanagh (bass) and Matt Perrin (guitars). Christian Olde Wolbers (ex-Fear Factory) is the band’s live bassist.

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GWAR Announce October Tour Dates

August 26th, 2016
by Celtic Bob


Following another extremely successful GWAR B-Q, your Lords and Masters are GWAR pleased to announce another round of tour dates for this October.  Joining them on the tour are Darkest Hour and Mutoid Man.  This run kicks off October 27th in Norfolk, VA and runs through October 30th in Washington, DC.  Tickets for the Washington DC show go on sale August 25th while Norfolk and Millvale shows go on sale this Friday August 26th.  Details on the Brooklyn show will be announced soon.

These new dates are in addition to their previously announced dates with Crowbar and Mutoid Man as well as their appearance at Riot Fest Chicago.  A completed list of dates can be found below.  It has also been confirmed that Sleazy P. Martini will be accompanying the band on all of these dates, who had the following to say:

“As manager of GWAR and America’s benevolent deep state dictator Sleazy P. Martini. I want to encourage as many Americans as possible to shun the false left-right dichotomy that is politics and make their voices heard by coming out to see GWAR defend their belts on tour this year. And while your vote will have no effect on the Presidential election this year you can take pleasure in watching Trump and Clinton fight to the death. So come out and support democracy by watching GWAR take on all comers in a political death match knowing that at least it’s not rigged… this time.”

GWAR W/ Crowbar and Mutoid Man:
9/14: Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts
9/15: Cleveland, OH @ Agora
9/16: Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest (Humbolt Park)*
9/17: Detroit, MI @ Harpos
9/18: Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom

GWAR W/Darkest Hour, Mutoid Man
10/27: Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
10/28: Millville, PA @ Mr. Smalls
10/29: Brooklyn, NY – Venue TBA
10/30: Washington, DC @ 930 Club

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HUNTRESS Announces Fall U.S. Tour Dates

August 26th, 2016
by Celtic Bob


California heavy metal band HUNTRESS kicks off the fall touring season with a string of headlining dates, a coveted slot on Ozzfest (September 24 in San Bernardino, CA) and as support for Trivium and Sabaton on a U.S. run in September and October.  The tour marks the band’s first full-scale tour since releasing their third album Static in 2015.

Vocalist Jill Janus comments “Huntress is in full beast mode again and ready to bring the fury to stages this fall! It is an honor to join Black Sabbath at Ozzfest on September 24, and tour alongside Trivium and Sabaton. September Mourning joins us as direct support on a slew of headlining shows as we kick off the fall tour. Huntress is thrilled to have the chance to really connect with our fans, who’ve been so supportive throughout our journey. Spread it, shred it, behead it!”

HUNTRESS-who is Jill Janus, Blake Meahl (guitar), Eli Santana (guitar), Tyler Meahl (drums) and Eric Harris (bass) –will perform songs from all three of their albums Static, Stabound Beast and Spell Eater, giving fans a versatile show combining authentic musicianship and theatrics. The band is offering a free meet & greet nightly after the show.

HUNTRESS’ music video for “Sorrow” off the newest album Static is not to be missed.

The HUNTRESS album trilogy Static, Stabound Beast and Spell Eater is available on Napalm Records.

Here are the complete tour dates for HUNTRESS:


Trivium, Sabaton, Huntress

9.15 – Columbus OH
9.16 – Baltimore MD
9.19 – Atlanta GA
9.20 – Little Rock AR
9.22 – Denver CO
9.24  – Ozzfest
9.27 – Salt Lake City UT
9.29 – Omaha NB
9.30 – Minneapolis MN
10.6 – Dallas TX
10.7 – Houston TX
10.8 – Tulsa OK
10.10 – Pittsburgh PA
10.11 – New York NY
10.14 – Worchester MA
10.15 – Binghamton NY
10.17 – Charleston SC
10.18 – St Petersburg FL
10.19 – Ft Lauderdale FL
10.21 – LK Buena Vista FL

For more information on HUNTRESS, visit:

HUNTRESS was spawned from the preternatural union of Jill Janus with underground metal band Professor in Highland Park, CA (2010). Having rapidly released three critically acclaimed studio albums, the melodic heavy metal pentad fast tracked touring the world as a supporting act to metal heavyweights Lamb of God, Arch Enemy, Kreator, Amon Amarth, Killswitch Engage, Testament, Danzig and Dragonforce. Huntress thrives on thundering drums, heavy riffs, spectral solos and catchy choruses that come from the band’s musical concoction of melodic songwriting, occult science and bong rips. Huntress delivers a modern sonic attack while staying true to the roots of heavy metal, with a penchant for thrash, death and black metal. Huntress released their buzzworthy debut album Spell Eater in 2012 on Napalm Records. One year later in 2013, the critically-acclaimed Starbound Beast was a sophomore success. Lemmy Kilmister penned lyrics for “I Want To Fuck You To Death” which quickly became a radio hit. Their third album Static was released on September 25, 2015 to stellar reviews. Huntress continues to be driven by a fierce work ethic and a relentless tour schedule. This fall they’ll tour with Trivium and Sabaton, and make a stop in San Bernardino, CA to play Ozzfest on Sept 24.

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SABATON Prepares for Battle – U.S. Tour with Trivium and Huntress Begins in Three Weeks!

August 26th, 2016
by Celtic Bob


In just three weeks, Swedish metal favorites SABATON – recognized globally by fans for their unique brand of historical battle-themed metal – will return to the United States for the 2016 “Silence In The Snow” Fall Tour with headliners Trivium and fellow special guest Huntress. This is a can’t-miss line-up! The tour begins on September 15 in Columbus, OH and comes to a close on October 21 st in Lake Buena Vista, FL. Pick up your tickets via www.sabaton.net/tour and see below for all current tour dates.

These dates will be the first time U.S. fans get to see SABATON performing with their new guitarist Tommy Johansson. The band issued a statement yesterday regarding the departure of their former guitarist Thobbe En glund and the addition of Johansson: “Thank you Thobbe, welcome Tommy! Our guitar player Thobbe did his final concert with us on last Saturday’s very emotional show at the SABATON OPEN AIR festival. Celebrating the release of our new album while saying goodbye to a great friend is lots of mixed feelings. But the future is bright since this was not nearly our last stand, from now on you will see Tommy Johansson playing guitars with SABATON and we all look forward to see you on the road!”

Johansson added:”For me to be a part of the SABATON family is a huge honor and I couldn’t be happier! The guys are awesome and among the nicest people you can meet. I’ve been following SABATON since 2005 when I saw them live for the first time and I have loved the band ever since, so when they asked me to join there was no hesitation. Although, they did ask me already back in 2012 but for many personal reasons it was not a good time for me to hit the road and give everything that was needed to the band. So I declined, but we have stayed in touch since then. I also want to say that Thobbe is a great guitarist and such a wonderful guy! My job is not to replace him, it’s to contribute to the band with my own style of guitar playing but of course also to keep his fans happy by playing his wonderful solos with pride. I look forward to meet you all on tour and to do what I love the most in life – to play heavy metal!”

Last Friday, August 19, SABATON released their latest album The Last Stand via Nuclear Blast. You can order your copy of the heavy metal masterpiece now in various physical formats, or digitally. For fans who want a little extra, don’t miss the “Tank Edition”.

More on  The Last Stand:
‘The Lost Battalion’ OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO:

‘Blood Of Bannockburn’ OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO:



See what press is saying about SABATON’s  The Last Stand:
“Most diverse SABATON war ever!ˮ- SPARK (CZ), David Havlena

“Everything SABATON stand for, compressed on 37 exciting minutes! The Last Stand goes straight forward without off-time, delivers hit after hit in the famous SABATON style, but still provides enough space for new sounds and surprises.ˮ – METAL HAMMER (D), Sebastian Kessler

“Best SABATON record so far. The Last Stand has a better sound, bombastic vocals and a future crowd favorite called ‘The Lost Battalion’.”- AARDSCHOK (NL), Michael van Rijswijk

SABATON US Tour Dates with Trivium & Huntress:
9/15 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
9/16 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
9/17 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium – off date – w/ Devin Townsend Project, Between The Buried and Me & Fallujah
9/19 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
9/20 – Little Rock, AR @ The Metroplex
9/22 – Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
9/23 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
9/24 – Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
9/25 – San Bernardino, CA @ San Manuel Amphitheater – Knotfest
9/27 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
9/29 – Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium/Underground
9/30 – Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights
10/2 – Louisville, KY @ Champions Park – Louder Than Life
10/4 – Peoria, IL @ Limelight Eventplex
10/6 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
10/7 – Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
10/8 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
10/10 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
10/11 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
10/13 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
10/15 – Binghamton, NY @ Magic City Music Hall
10/17 – Charleston, SC @ The Music Farm
10/18 – St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
10/19 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
10/21 – Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues

Visit SABATON online atwww.SABATON.net:
Like: www.facebook.com/sabaton
Follow: www.twitter.com/SABATON
Watch: www.youtube.com/SABATON

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OBITUARY: Release New Song; Announce New Single

August 26th, 2016
by Celtic Bob

Death metal legends OBITUARY have announced Ten Thousand Ways To Die, a special two-song single containing a pair of brand new studio tracks plus a bonus live set of twelve classics and fan favorites from the band’s storied catalog. Recorded in eleven different cities during the band’s highly successful 2015 Inked In Blood world tour, the live tracks capture the incredible performances of a band that has stood atop the death metal pantheon for almost 30 years. Ten Thousand Ways To Diewill be released worldwide on October 21st on CD and Digital formats and is sure to satisfy new and die-hard OBITUARY fans and will quench the bloodthirst of listeners until the band’s new album drops in Spring 2017.

Pre-Orders for Ten Thousand Ways To Die are available at the Relapse Records Store.

Additionally, the band has announced a Fall European Tour, The Battle of the Bays, with support from Exodus, Prong and King Parrot. The tour kicks off October 21st in Hannover, Germany and a complete listing of dates is included below.

The band commented on the live album saying:

“We are very excited about the live songs that we recorded on this last US Tour. Joe Cincotta from Full Force Studio is also our live sound engineer and he had his full recording rig on the road with us so we took advantage of the opportunity and recorded the show every night. The quality was amazing so we decided to include this as part of the Ten Thousand Ways to Die release to give the fans a little Ob bonus! We selected songs from different cities so you will hear the sound difference between each song. Nothing was done to the songs after the live performance recording so it gives you the real, true, unedited “live show” sound and feeling that the fans experienced at each show.”

OBITUARY Tour Dates:
Oct 21 Hannover, DE Capitol
Oct 22 Lille, FR Aeronef
Oct 23 Rennes, FR L’Etage
Oct 24 Paris, FR Elysée Montmartre
Oct 25 London, UK Electric Ballroom
Oct 27 Glasgow, UK Garage
Oct 28 Manchester, UK Academy 2
Oct 29 Birmingham, UK 02 Academy 2
Oct 30 Southampton, UK Engine Rooms
Nov 1 Antwerp, BE Trix
Nov 2 Tilburg, NL O13
Nov 3 Leuuwarden, NL Neushoom
Nov 4 Cologne, DE Live Music Hall
Nov 5 Aarhus, DK Voxhall
Nov 6 Copenhagen, DK Pumpehuset
Nov 8 Dortmund, DE FZW
Nov 9 Berlin, DE Huxley’s
Nov 10 Leipzig, DE Taubchenthal
Nov 11 Warsaw, PL Progresja
Nov 12 Katowice, PL Mega Club
Nov 13 Ostrava, CZ Garaz
Nov 15 Bucharest, RO Arlene Romane
Nov 16 Budapest, HU Durer Kert
Nov 17 Zagreb, HR Tvornica Club
Nov 18 Vienna, AT Arena
Nov 19 Bologna, IT Zona Roveri
Nov 20 Zurich, CH Komplex

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Listen to Allegaeon cover Rush classic “Subdivisions”

August 25th, 2016
by EvilG

On September 23rd, melodic death metal outfit Allegaeon will be releasing their fourth full-length, Proponent for Sentience! Today, the band has launched a full band play-through for the new album track, “Subdivisions” – an epic cover version of the Rush classic! Watch the video below:


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The Return of JOHNNY CRASH

August 24th, 2016
by Celtic Bob


After overwhelming interest from many fans around the world regarding “The return of JOHNNY CRASH”…the late ’80s rock band which I recorded with for Epic Records and toured with around the world. I have decided to run a KICKSTARTER campaign in order reunite the band and play a reunion show somewhere in Hollywood. The plan is to then film the show for all the fans who never got to see us live back in the day, or for those of you who did indeed see the magic and wish to see it again. I am asking you all to help me put this together. Much love to you all, and I’ll keep you updated on our progress!
Long live Rock ‘n’ Roll!!!

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RavenEye – A Killer Band with an Explosive New CD called NOVA!

August 24th, 2016
by Metal Rules


Interview by Robert Cavuoto

Following the successful of their debut EP, Breaking Out, the UK trio RavenEye will be releasing their full length album, NOVA, worldwide on September 23 via Frontiers Music Srl.  

Together, Oli Brown [guitar/vocals], Aaron Spiers [bass] and Gunnar Olsen [drums] worked at Water Music Studio in Hoboken, NJ for 25 days to create an eleven-track CD that pushed the band beyond its boundaries and into new ground. From the hard hitting riffs of “Inside”, “Madeline” and “Hero” to the raw sounds of “Wanna Feel You” and “Oh My Love’ to the stark reality of life and death in “Eternity.” Each song is filled with deep, bluesy grooves and infectious hooks that invoke giants such as Led Zeppelin and Soundgarden.

I caught up with both Oli and Aaron to talk about their latest CD release NOVA, the influences that drive them, and how hard work will pay off!

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Canadian Heavy Metallers RUSTED release new video!

August 24th, 2016
by Celtic Bob

Montreal based glam metal band RUSTED has turned a family RV into a party van to introduce their new song, Hittin The Road. A video directed by Balbuzard Productions, filmed in Northern Quebec.

The five long haired musicians are riding a vintage vehicle, and catching several people on the road,including one of the heroes of their first video, air guitar business man, a cute jogger girl, and a strange Jägermeister demon, to end up throwing a rock’n’roll big party.

Hittin The Road should be a bonus track on Rusted live album, a project the band have been working on, scheduled for this winter. RUSTED is also writing new material for the new album, to follow Rock Patrol, expected in 2017.


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Anthrax, Late Night w/Seth Meyers + Facebook Live

August 24th, 2016
by Celtic Bob

COULD THERE BE any other time or situation when you would find legendary Oscar-winning-actor Robert DeNiro and thrash/metal pioneers Anthrax on the same bill?  Likely not, so don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity – tune into “Late Night with Seth Meyers” today, Wednesday, August 24.  “Late Night with Seth Meyers” airs on NBC at 12:35AM/11:35PMc.

BUT BEFORE YOU DO THAT:  Anthrax will be on Facebook Live today at 2:00PM ET from backstage at the “Late Night” studios.  Got a question you’ve always wanted to ask the band?  Then get it ready and log on to https://www.facebook.com/anthrax/

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DEE SNIDER: ‘We Are The Ones’ Officially Due Out October 28

August 24th, 2016
by Celtic Bob

As announced on Billboard.com earlier today, legendary Twisted Sister frontman DEE SNIDER will officially release his vibrant new solo album, WE ARE THE ONES, October 28 on Red River Records (Distributed by BFD/RED).

Not wanting to waste any time in getting his legions of fans excited about WE ARE THE ONES, DEE has launched a PledgeMusic campaign that offers a wide selection of exclusive items, as well as a discounted digital download of the full album upon the release date, including signed drumheads, lyric sheets, guitars, guitar pedals, a signed microphone, and even signed and numbered Dee Snider Legos. Also, a very special dinner with SNIDER and producer Damon Ranger that includes an early listen of the new album, and having SNIDER record a fan’s choice of an outgoing voicemail message, “Happy Birthday” or other personalized message as a MP4 digital file. The grand incentive is a full band private performance anywhere in the U.S. All pre-orders come with the AccessPass, which will give fans exclusive artist updates and a behind-the scenes look at the making of the record. To pre-order the record, please visit: www.pledgemusic.com/projects/deesnider.

Produced by Grammy®, Emmy® and Oscar® winning songwriter, Damon Ranger, WE ARE THE ONES crackles with modern energy, from the call-to-arms manifesto of “Rule the World,” to the anthemic bonding of “So What” (complete with, yes, a string section) to the intensely synth driven “Close to You,” to the thematically soaring “Superhero” (a song tailor-made for running over the end credits of the next Marvel or DC movie blockbuster if ever there was one). Another significant highlight of the album is a newly re-recorded acoustic version of “We’re Not Gonna Take It” which has also been tapped the official anthem for The Recording Academy’s advocacy efforts, including the “Fair Play Fair Pay” Act. Recently performed in Washington D.C. at the annual GRAMMYs On The Hill event, a video of the song can be viewed at Grammy.com/FairPlayFairPay.

Also featured on WE ARE THE ONES is an explosive cover of Nine Inch Nails’ “Head Like A Hole.” “I always thought it was a great song, a powerful song,” SNIDER explains, “I can’t wait to do that one live. Like ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It’ is iconic, ‘Head Like a Hole’ is iconic for that era.”

DEE SNIDER is currently working on a fall tour, which will be announced in the coming weeks.

About PledgeMusic:
PledgeMusic is a global next generation direct-to-fan platform dedicated to empowering labels and artists to build communities, fund and pre-sell recordings, and provide unique experiences and exclusives throughout the entire music production and promotion lifecycle. PledgeMusic was named as one of The World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies of 2015 in Music for “Helping artists and fans get what they want”. – Fast Company. www.pledgemusic.com


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TYKETTO Releases Video For Title Track of New Album “Reach”

August 24th, 2016
by Celtic Bob

In celebration of the band’s 25th Anniversary, Frontiers Music Srl will release TYKETTO’s brand new album “Reach” on October 14th.  Today the band has unveiled a stunning new video for the album’s title track.

Digital pre-orders for “Reach” are available. All pre-orders come with an instant download of “Reach”.

After five years of relentless touring that included playing on some of the most prestigious stages on the planet, TYKETTO took their revitalized energy in to the studio in the spring of 2016. The sessions took place at the legendary Rockfield Studios in Wales (Queen , RUSH , Oasis ). Musically the band is truly at the top of their game, with their muscular brand of melodic rock delivered with the finest arrangements and awesome performances.

Lead vocalist Danny Vaughn comments, “Although we only had planned on recording ten songs for “Reach”, we were so pleased with everything, we decided to keep all twelve songs on the record. We unanimously decided on “Reach” as the title of the album, as it defines who this band is in 2016. We have a new energy, some incredible new members, and a fresh outlook toward the future. All of us have pushed each other beyond our limits to make what we feel is a pinnacle record in our catalog.”

Drummer and founding member Michael Clayton Arbeeny adds, “Many bands who have been out as long as we have feel they need to fit into a preconceived notion of what their fans expect to hear. Following in the footsteps of icons such as Queen, Led Zeppelin, and Prince , we have decided to expand our musical boundaries and introduce our friends around the world to TYKETTO 2016. Rest assured that all the songs on “Reach” still carry the trademark melodies and choruses our fans have grown to love over the decades. The band is feeling stronger and performing better than ever and we can’t wait to share this music with the world.”

In addition to Vaughn and Arbeeny, the unstoppable 2016 lineup includes Chris Green (guitars and vocals), Ged Rylands (keyboards and vocals) and Chris Childs (bass).

A video for the title track, “Reach,” will be released soon. An 11 country tour to support the album commences in October. Dates below.

REACH Track Listing:
1. Reach
2. Big Money
3. Kick Like A Mule
4. Circle The Wagons
5. I Need It Now
6. Tearing Down The Sky
7. Letting Go
8. The Fastest Man Alive
9. Remember My Name
10. Sparks Will Fly
11. Scream
12. The Run
13. Precious Little Gets Away (Digital Bonus Track).

Danny Vaughn – lead vocals
Michael Clayton Arbeeny – drums, percussion, vocals
Ged Rylands – keyboards, vocals
Chris Green – guitar, vocals
Chris Childs – bass guitar, vocals

September 30th – Avalon – Hollywood, USA
October 1st – 5th – Monsters of Rock Cruise
November 13th – De Bosuil – Weert, Netherlands
November 14th – Spirit of 66 – Verviers, Belgium
November 16th – Pacific Rock – Cergy, France
November 18th – Hall of Fame – Wetzikon, Switzerland
November 19th – Riffelhof – Burgrieden, Germany
November 21st – Nachtlebel – Frankfurt, Germany
November 23rd – Matrix – Bochum, Germany
November 24th – Boerderij – Zoetermeer, Netherlands
November 26th – Cluny – Newcastle, UK
November 27th – O2 ABC2 – Glasgow, UK
November 28th – 02 Academy 2 – Liverpool, UK
November 29th – 02 Academy 2 – Islington, UK
December 2nd – Planet Rockstock  – Trecco Bay, UK
December 4th – Robin 2 – Bilston, UK
December 5th – Rescue Rooms – Nottingham

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VENOM Inc.: Mantas’ “Witching Hour” Guitar Lesson Video Available

August 24th, 2016
by Celtic Bob

While UK Metal Masters VENOM INC. are currently on their Summer Festival trek and preparing for the upcoming European tour, Jeff “Mantas” Dunn has shot a guitar lesson video for “Witching Hour”, now streaming on PlayThis Riff.com!

PlayThisRiff.com issued:

“In the latest guitar lesson video, Jeff “Mantas” Dunn shows us the solo and final riff in the Venom song “Witching Hour”. These parts rule on their own, but what makes this lesson so cool is that Jeff will show us how he gets the sound of a whammy bar dive without a whammy bar or bending the neck. He also barres the 7th fret with his picking hand during the solo. Gnarly!”

Check the lesson out here.

Just recently VENOM INC announced their 18-shows European tour, Pt.1, kicking off on October 13th in Prague (CZE). The bands to join the tour are VITAL REMAIN, MORTUARY DRAPE, NERVOCHAOS and DESECRATOR. Check out the tour itinerary and details below.

13 October – Prague (CZE) at Storm Club
14 October – Erfurt (GER) at Club From Hell
15 October – Lodz (POL) at LDK
16 October – Gdansk (POL) at B90
17 October – Krakow (POL) at Rotunda
18 October – Ostrava (CZE) at Barrack Club
19 October – Vienna (AUT) at Viper Room
20 October – Ljubljana (SLO) at Orto Bar
21 October – Bologna (ITA) at Locomotic Club
22 October – Roma (ITA) at Init
23 October – Milan (ITA) at Lo Fi Club
24 October – Strasskirchen (GER) at Plutonium
25 October – Weinheim (GER) at Cafè Central
26 October – Essen (GER) at Turock
27 October – Tilburg (NL) at Dudok
28 October – Drachten (NL) at Iduna
29 October – Metz (FRA) at Le Gueulard
30 October – Leiden (NL) at Gebr De Nobel

Currently VENOM INC are on their Summer Festival tour, check out the remaining dates below.

August 26 – Headbangers Desaster V – Huberhof Suben (Austria)
August 27 – Beyond The Gates – Bergen (Norway)
October 01 – Mammothfest – Brighton (UK)
December 2-3 – The Xmas Rocka Fest – Sheffield (UK)

More information at
BAND: http://www.facebook.com/VenomIncOfficial
MANAGEMENT: http://www.facebook.com/OfficialAlphaOmegaManagement

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