ADRENALINE MOBand GuitarWorld.com Release First ‘Coverta’ In-Studio Video for ‘Romeo Delight’ (Van Halen Cover); Upcoming Headline Tour Kicks Off in Sync with Release of New Covers EP ‘Coverta’ on March 12, 2013; Log On to the ADRENALINE MOB Facebook Page and Win a Chance to Meet the Band
GuitarWorld.com has posted an exclusive new video of ADRENALINE MOB recording their cover of ‘Romeo Delight’ (originally by Van Halen) for their new covers album Coverta, hitting stores on March 12, 2013. ADRENALINE MOB, featuring Russell Allen (Symphony X), Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater), John Moyer (Disturbed) and Mike Orlando (Sonic Stomp), will release a series of these in-depth recording videos via GuitarWorld.com in the coming weeks. Check out the current video of ‘Romeo Delight’ at this location.
ADRENALINE MOB guitarist Mike Orlando states, “Recording ‘Romeo Delight’ was an absolute blast for me. I grew up listening to EVH, and from the moment I heard ‘Eruption,’ I was hooked for life! Tracking the guitars was such a blast, as I plugged in my white-and-black Charvel, my trusty ol’ MXR Phase 90 and went right into my cranked-up Marshall JCM800, entering that EVH zone and giving my all to pay tribute to one of the greatest rock guitarists ever! We had a great time with Mike Portnoy’s idea to insert a medley of kick-ass VH parts in the mid-section while going into a great treat before we head back to the final chorus!”
Coverta is an eight-track EP featuring cover versions of some of the band’s favorite songs. Long-time fans of Mike Portnoy are aware of the multiple cover CDs he has released with Dream Theater and with Neal Morse. Coverta is the first CD of covers recorded by ADRENALINE MOB.
01. “High Wire,” Badlands
02. “Stand Up and Shout,” Dio
03. “Break on Through,” The Doors
04. “Romeo Delight,” Van Halen
05. “Barracuda,” Heart
06. “Kill the King,” Rainbow
07. “The Lemon Song,” Led Zeppelin
08. “The Mob Rules,” Black Sabbath
In support of their album Omerta and debut single, ‘Come Undone’, ADRENALINE MOB will be commencing a U.S. tour on March 12th.
Yesterday, the band began leaving individual posts on their official Facebook page for each tour date below, inviting attendees to that specific date to comment. A few of the lucky commenters on each date post will be chosen to take part in a special meet & greet with the band before that show date (winners will be announced in the comments). Head to www.facebook.com/adrenalinemob to check out the posts… New Haven, CT and New York City have already been posted!
The tour will consist of two legs this spring and tickets are on sale now. The dates for the first leg are:
3/12 – New Haven, CT @ Toads Place
3/13 –New York, NY @ Marlin @ Webster Hall
3/14 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
3/15 – Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
3/16 – West Springfield, VA @ Empire
3/18 – Jacksonville, FL @ Brewster’s Roc Bar
3/19 – Tampa, FL @ Orpheum
3/20 – Orlando, FL @ The Haven
3/22 – Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
3/23 – San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live
3/24 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
3/25 – Abilene, TX @ Lucky Mule
3/27 – Phoenix, AZ @ Joe’s Grotto
3/28 – San Diego, CA @ Brick by Brick
3/29 – Las Vegas, NV @ Cheyenne Saloon
3/30 – Los Angeles, CA @ Roxy
4/1 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep
4/2 – Kansas City, KS @ The VooDoo Lounge
4/4 – St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
4/5 – Nashville, TN @ Exit IN
4/6 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
4/7 – Richmond, VA @ Kingdom
Nothing More will be the support act on the first leg.
Today the promoters of the fifteenth annual NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL are pleased to announce two new additions to the lineup in the form of legendary hardcore battalion Terror and blackened thrash tyrants Goatwhore! This adds to an already monumental lineup that features over seventy acts from all walks of the extreme music spectrum, including headlining sets from Hatebreed, Opeth, The Dillinger Escape Plan and Suicidal Tendencies, as well as iconic thrash behemoths Anthrax, who will be performing their classic Among The Living full-length in its entirety as part of their headlining spot on the Metal Alliance Tour.
A new lyric video for the track “No Lungs To Breathe,” which was made by the band’s guitarist Nick Hipa, is now live in conjunction with the band’s North American tour with The Devil Wears Prada that kicked off this past Friday (2/22) in Ventura, Calif. at the Ventura Theater. Check out the lyric video for “No Lungs To Breathe” HERE. Read the rest of this entry »
New York death metal veterans, SUFFOCATION, have sold 3,213 copies of their new album Pinnacle of Bedlam in the U.S. during its first week of release. That puts the band at #152 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart and at #2 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) Chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.
“Pinnacle of Bedlam is an album that we couldn’t be prouder of,” commented the band. “A lot of blood and sweat went into the making of this album and the fans have responded! Thank you to all of you who support SUFFOCATION, as well as Nuclear Blast for their support in helping to bring this brutal beast to the masses, and to our management team for keeping all the pieces together. We’ll see all of you on the road on the ‘Despise the World’ tour!!!”
Catch SUFFOCATION on the “Despise the World North American 2013 Tour” this April with EXHUMED, JUNGLE ROT, RINGS OF SATURN and ADIMIRON.
SUFFOCATION, EXHUMED, JUNGLE ROT, RINGS OF SATURN, ADIMIRON, LORD OF WAR*
04/04/13 Long Island, NY – 89 North
04/05/13 New York, NY – St. Vitus
04/06/13 Philadelphia, PA – The Note
04/07/13 Detroit, MI – St. Andrews
04/08/13 St. Paul, MN – Station 4
04/09/13 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
04/10/13 Denver, CO – Marquis
04/11/13 Boise, ID – The Venue
04/12/13 Spokane, WA – The Hop *
04/13/13 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven *
04/14/13 Portland, OR – Hawthorne *
04/15/13 Oakland, CA – Metro Opera House *
04/16/13 Los Angeles, CA – The Vex
04/17/13 Tempe, AZ – 910 Live *
04/19/13 Dallas, TX – Trees
04/18/13 Albuquerque, NM – Hooligans Nightclub
04/20/13 San Antonio, TX – Korova
Pinnacle of Bedlam is out now! Order the CD or deluxe CD/DVD digipak version of the record, with or without an exclusive t-shirt design while supplies last, from the following location http://jsrdirect.com/webstores/nuclearblast/.
Pinnacle of Bedlam deluxe digipak track listing:
01. Cycles Of Suffering
02. Purgatorial Punishment
03. Eminent Wrath
04. As Grace Descends
05. Sullen Days
06. Pinnacle Of Bedlam
07. My Demise
09. Rapture Of Revocation
10. Beginning Of Sorrow
Bonus: The making of Pinnacle of Bedlam DVD
Pinnacle of Bedlam was produced by the band and tracked at Full Force Studios in New York by longtime collaborator Joe Cincotta. The mixing and mastering was handled this time around by world renowned producer/engineer Zeuss (HATEBREED, ARSIS, SUICIDESILENCE). Pinnacle of Bedlam features 10 genre-defining-bone-crushing tracks and also marks the return of drummer Dave Culross, who played with the band previously on their Despise The Sun EP. Artwork was handled by artist Raymond Swanland (DEEDS OF FLESH, PSYCROPTIC).
“The Metal Voice” recently conducted an in-depth interview withKrokus’ vocalist Marc Storace. Storace talks about the release of Krokus’ new album Dirty Dynamite, their back catalog and the upcoming tour. Marc Storace also responds to Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider’s negative comments about Krokus written in Snider’s book “Shut up and give me the mic.”
A lyric video for the hard-rockin’ AVANTASIA track “Invoke The Machine” – featuring Tobias Sammet and guest vocalist Ronnie Atkins of Pretty Maids – is now up on Nuclear Blast’s YouTube channel:
AVANTASIA – The Mystery Of Time
“Invoke The Machine” comes from AVANTASIA’s upcoming The Mystery Of Time album, due out in North America on April 30th.
AVANTASIA’s latest rock opera features artwork by the highly-acclaimed British fantasy artist Rodney Matthews (Thin Lizzy, Asia, Nazareth, Magnum) and includes guest appearances by the following rock & metal heavy weights: Joe Lynn Turner (ex-Rainbow, ex-Deep Purple), Eric Martin (Mr. Big), Ronnie Atkins (Pretty Maids), Biff Byford (Saxon), Michael Kiske (ex-Helloween, Unisonic), Arjen Lucassen (Ayreon, ex-Vengeance), Bruce Kulick (Grand Funk Railroad, ex-KISS, ex-Meat Loaf), Russell Gilbrook (URIAH HEEP), Bob Catley (Magnum), guitarist/producer Sascha Paeth, and the German Film Orchestra Babelsberg.
About Ronnie Atkins‘ guest appearance, AVANTASIA mastermind Tobias Sammet has previously stated:
“I have been a huge Pretty Maids fan since I was a teenager. I already asked Ronnie to be on the Metal Opera in 1999, but he was busy back then. Last year I saw Pretty Maids live and they were a steam train on stage – unbelievable! After the show we met and Ronnie was a great guy. Finally after 13 years, I am really proud to have him on the new AVANTASIA album. And his kick-ass performance leaves no doubt: It was a great decision to ask him!”
The Wicked Symphony and Angel Of Babylon, AVANTASIA’s last two studio albums, were released in 2010. “Dying For An Angel” (featuring SCORPIONS’ Klaus Meine), “Carry Me Over,” and “Lost In Space” videos are available for viewing on YouTube.
Tobias Sammet also fronts the high humor/high energy heavy metal band EDGUY.
Sorronia is a Hungarian female fronted, symphonic metal act that was formed at the end of 2011 by István Biró keyboardist and Anna Király vocalist. The current setup came together in late October, 2012.
Currently the band is preparing for its first bigger release. An introducing video clip was shot for their song „Enemy of Yourself” from the planned album. The material is viewable for everyone on the formation’s official YouTube channel. Later, they got back to the studio to record four more songs, the first part of the album. As the work was finished, an Official Teaser Video sound material was launched to the Internet:
Swedish death metal legends HYPOCRISY, will return to North America once againthis May for a headlining tour in support of their upcoming album, End Of Disclosure! Joining them are Brazilian brothers in death KRISIUN, Belgian gore-grinders ABORTED, and technical-melodic-death-masters ARSIS!AUTUMN’S END and STARKILL will also support them on their metal crusade across the continent on select shows.
“Hi freaks! I’m proud we can finally announce the North American part of the ‘End of Disclosure World Tour’,” commented PeterTägtgren. “It’s going to be great to come back again! Don’t worry it won’t be any visa problems this time either as I stayed in NYC this Summer. We’re looking forward to bringing our stage set from Europe, plus playing a lot of new songs and old songs that we’ve either never played, or haven’t played for years. Enjoy the new video for now and see you soon!”
SPIRITUAL BEGGARS launches first track off of new album, ‘Earth Blues’; reveals track-listing; confirms show in Mexico City
SPIRITUAL BEGGARS 2010
Sweden’s classic rock heavyweights SPIRITUAL BEGGARS are now debuting the first song off of their upcoming 8th studio album, Earth Blues. Visit the UK’s Classic Rock Magazine website to check out the stunning “Turn The Tide” here.
Earth Blues celebrates SPIRITUAL BEGGARS’ 20th anniversary as band. The album will be released on April 15th in Europe and April 16th in North America via InsideOut Music. See below for the track-listing of the album:
Earth Blues track-listing:
1. Wise As A Serpent
2. Turn The Tide
3. Sweet Magic Pain
4. Hello Sorrow
5. One Man’s Curse
7. Too Old To Die Young
9. Road To Madness
10. Dead End Town
11. Freedom Song
12. Legends Collapse
Diabolical reveals that there is more to the new album “Neogenesis” than just a collection of songs. “Neogenesis” is also a novel telling the story of the end of the world and what lies beyond. The book is written by guitarist Carl Stjärnlöv and each chapter of the book is represented by a song on the album. Stjärnlöv explains: “I’ve had this idea for many years and I’m very pleased that we went ahead and actually realized it. The novel tells the story of a man who fights to survive in a world that has come to an end. This struggle for survival is not only physical but also metaphysical and spiritual. The struggle of the protagonist is also a reflection of our struggle as human beings in a world which we cannot take for granted much longer.”
Stjärnlöv elaborates further on the book and the concept behind “Neogenesis” in the fourth installment of the band’s studio diary.
“Neogenesis” is due for release on the 19th of April via ViciSolum Productions and will be published as a media book (combined book and audio CD).
Diabolical will embark on the Neogenesis tour – First Chapter later this week and have released a video greeting which also contains footage of the band rehearsing a song from the “Neogenesis” album: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=je4SYXFNYRU
NEOGENESIS TOUR – First Chapter: DIABOLICAL + SOULDRAINER + WARHEIM
1.03 [PL] Slupsk – Motor rock club
2.03 [PL] Warszawa – Klub Progresja
3.03 [PL] Zielona Góra – 4 róze dla Lucienne
4.03 [PL] Poznan – Klub u Bazyla
5.03 [PL] Wroclaw – Klub Muzyczny Liverpool
6.03 [PL] Piotrków Trybunalski – Klub Spirala
7.03 [PL] Sosnowiec – Klub 2doors
8.03 [PL] Kraków – Klub Kot Karola
9.03 [SK] Bratislava – Hudobný klub U Ocka
10.03 [SK] Banská Bystrica – Tirish pub
11.03 [CZ] Trinec – Music club Barrocko
12.03 [CZ] Ostrava – Barrák Musicclub
13.03 [CZ] Plzen – Pod Lampu
14.03 [CZ] Prague – HooDoo Music Club
15.03 [DE] Dresden – Doggma Customs Dresden
16.03 [PL] Szczecin – Rocker
Soil, often typeset as SOiL, is an American rock band that formed in Chicago, Illinois in 1997. After some independent releases, the band was the first rock group signed to J Records and achieved mainstream success with their major label debut, Scars, in 2001. The J Records sophomore album Redefine was released in 2004 and the band embarked upon a worldwide tour to follow. In late 2004 frontman Ryan McCombs left the group. He would go on to become the new vocalist of Drowning Pool the following year.
Fozzy are an American heavy metal band, formed in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1999. The lead singer of the band is professional wrestler Chris Jericho. He resides in Tampa, Florida, while the rest of the band live in Georgia.
The band is currently signed to Century Media Records. The band also consists of Stuck Mojo including Rich Ward and Frank Fontsere with their additional members being Billy Grey (Dangerous New Machine, Sick Speed) and Paul Di Leo (Adrenaline Mob, Nena). Jericho has characterized the band by saying, “If Metallica and Journey had a bastard child, and it would be Fozzy.” Read the rest of this entry »
Italian power metallers SECRET SPHERE have been confirmed for this year’s edition of the Wacken Open Air Festival, set to take place August 1-3, 2013 in the small town of Wacken in Schleswig-Holstein, northern Germany.
Finnish shock-rockers Lordi visited London today, to promote their upcoming album ‘To Beast or Not to Beast’. The album comes out in March and the band are getting ready to go on tour across Europe and the UK. After a long day of press we finally got to hang out with two very cheerful members of Lordi – Mr. Lordi (vocals) and Mana (drums)