Gwar – Interview with Vulvatron

November 18th, 2014
by Monika Deviat

Interview with Vulvatron of Gwar

Interview by Monika Deviat

November 15, 2014

 Vulvatron on Stage in Calgary Alberta, Nov 16, 2014. Photo © Monika Deviat

Vulvatron on Stage in Calgary Alberta, Nov 16, 2014. Photo © Monika Deviat

Since Vulvatron appeared on stage with Gwar by travelling backwards in time, I have realized how extremely pathetic our understanding of physics is here on Earth. If you have been paying attention to interviews and press releases regarding this new member of Gwar from the year 69000, you will know she is brilliant and that her knowledge of physics and engineering surpasses that of any human.

I was able to arrange an interview with Beefcake the Mighty about the current Gwar Eternal Tour which you can read here. But I had a different theme for the questions I wanted to ask Vulvatron. From her previous interactions with humans I knew she had a sharp mind and wit and some of her comments about herself piqued my scientific curiosity. I could not get away from my day job of uselessly pushing buttons, occasionally writing some combination of numbers and Greek letters into meaningless patterns and looking at pretty colored lines on grids to set up a phone call with Vulvatron on her tour schedule. However, she agreed to answer a few of my science related questions via email.

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SPIDERS & SNAKES Release “Kawasaki City” Video

November 18th, 2014
by Celtic Bob

Sunset Strip veterans Spiders & Snakes, led by the storied legend Lizzie Grey, have released a music video for “Kawasaki City” from their new album, YEAR OF THE SNAKE (available now on Sansei Records).

Set in Kawasaki City, Japan and filmed on location at a real nightclub called Groupie Dolls, the song and music video clip recreate a true story.  Tim Yasui, drummer/singer and Spider & Snakes co-founder, had an unforgettable night at the club with Japanese punk metal band Dirtrucks, who are also featured in the video.

The “Kawasaki City” story is cut with live footage from the band’s recent concert at the Whisky A Go Go on the Sunset Strip.  Grey was on leave due to illness, so Phil St. Vincent handled bass and vocals, with Yasui on drums and vocals and Chris Sheridan (Sweet Savage/James Kottak) on lead/rhythm guitars and vocals.

The video was edited by Scott Gawlik from Crazy Cow Productions (Green Day, Black Sabbath, Smashing Pumpkins).

SPIDERS & SNAKES “Kawasaki City” Music Video Link: http://youtu.be/0arba6dDE9s

The recording of “Kawasaki City” features Ryo Okumoto (ASIA Featuring Jon Payne/Spock’s Beard/Aretha Franklin) on keyboards and Betsy Weiss from Bitch on backing vocals, It was produced by Gavin Ross in Burbank, California, mixed by Anthony Focx (Steven Tyler, Vince Neil, Night Ranger, Ted Nugent) in Nashville, Tennessee, and mastered by Maor Appelbaum (Yngwie Malmsteen, Rob Halford, Sepultra, YES) in Los Angeles, California during the Chinese calendar Year Of The Snake.

SPIDERS & SNAKES will be performing at the Whisky on Thursday, December 18, in celebration of their 25th anniversary and official record release party for YEAR OF THE SNAKE.  Madamn Hollywood and Molly Vamp are also on the bill.  Tickets/show information:  www.whiskyagogo.com/site/event/madamn-hollywood-spiders-snakes/

YEAR OF THE SNAKE will be released in Europe and Asia on December 9 thru RSK ENTERTAINMENT http://www.rskentertainment.co.uk and It is currently available in the US at Amazon: http://geni.us/5lR or iTunes:  http://geni.us/19D8

Connect with the band on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Spiders-and-Snakes/208670952570091 or visit www.spidersandsnakes.com

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Drum Heroes Carmine & Vinny Appice Go Head-To-Head On The New Release Drum Wars Live!

November 18th, 2014
by Celtic Bob

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Drumming demi-gods Carmine & Vinny Appice have both had extraordinary careers behind the drum kit, beginning with Carmine’s tenure in such legendary classic rock bands as Vanilla Fudge and Cactus as well as supporting stints with Rod Stewart and Ozzy Osbourne. Meanwhile, younger brother Vinny made his name as a metal drummer for monster acts such as Dio, Black Sabbath and Heaven & Hell. Recently, these two virtuosos have been wowing audiences with their own rock show called “Drum Wars,” featuring not only the hits of their associated bands but also a thrilling series of solos that pit them against each other like the Gene Krupa/Buddy Rich drum battles of yore. Fortunately for us mere mortals, this unique concert experience was recorded in June of this year at the Iridium in New York and is now available on CD courtesy of Deadline Music and Rocker Records.

Along with Carmine and Vinny, the Drum Wars Live CD features Jim Crean, Ethan Brosh and James Caputo!

For those unsure of their ability to withstand the aural assault that the Appice brothers bring, a free downloadable track from the album has been made available on the Rocker Records website. Visit here: http://rockerrecords.bandcamp.com/

“When me and Vinny play together we push each other to our limits. Either while drum battling or playing great songs from our history on this CD, while backed up with a great band behind us!” – Carmine Appice

“A CD of great music and drums that punch with power and energy.” – Vinny Appice

Coinciding with this exciting release is a series of European shows featuring both Carmine & Vinny performing alongside a jaw-dropping list of metal vocalists and musicians. Dubbed the Metal All-Stars, this year’s crop includes Black Label Society’s Zakk Wylde, Anthrax’s Joey Belladonna, Geoff Tate formerly of Queensrÿche, Dave Ellefson of Megadeth, James LaBrie of Dream Theater, Testament’s Chuck Billy and lots more! For details, visit: http://www.metalallstars.com/

To order the CD on Amazon: http://geni.us/1HXY

Track List:
1. Intro
2. The Mob Rules
3. Drum Wars
4. Holy Diver
5. We Rock
6. The Flintstones
7. Carmine Solo
8. Bark At The Moon
9. Do Ya Think I’m Sexy
10. Drum Wars Part 2
11. Vinny Solo
12. Stand Up And Shout / Heaven And Hell
13. Crazy Train

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The Paramour Group and JAAB Productions Announce the 2015 XG Extreme Guitar Tour

November 15th, 2014
by Celtic Bob

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The Paramour Group and JAAB Productions present the Extreme Guitar Tour 2015!  The XG Tour includes performances by guitar greats Uli Jon Roth, Vinnie Moore, Craig Goldy and introduces the new band Black Knights Rising.

Special guests Joe Lynn Turner* (Rainbow, Deep Purple) Canadian rockers Old James will be opening every show.

Drumming for Uli Jon Roth will be Kofi Baker, son of CREAM drummer Ginger Baker.

Elliot Rubinson, CEO of Dean Guitars will be featured on bass during the performances of all three guitarists.

Black Knights Rising are: Craig Goldy – guitar, Vinnie Appice – drums, Mark Boals – vocals, Allesandro Bertoni – keyboards and Elliot Rubinson – bass.

Conceived in the summer of 2013 by JAAB Productions, it debuted in January of 2014 during NAMM week with a mini tour of five shows along the West Coast of California. These shows featured multiple artists performing on stage together, often with four & five guitarists jamming with dueling drummers.

The original concept started five years earlier when producer Andrew Banks paired guitarists of notoriety with Kofi Baker to play extended jam versions of Cream songs under the title of Extreme Cream. Guitarists that have played these shows, often lasting two & a half hours in length, include Mike Keneally, Uli Jon Roth, Gary Hoey, Michael Angelo Batio & Roy Z.

This two plus hour, multi drum kit & layered guitarist approach was perfected in early 2014 when Tour / Production Manager Jeff Agins took the concept on the road for five dates along the west coast. The response was VERY well received & requests poured in to take the XG Tour on the road across the US.

The fans have spoken & after several months of production, the first National XG Tour 2015 has become a reality!

Confirmed dates listed below with more to be announced soon!
1/21: Ramona, CA – Ramona Mainstage*
1/22: Anaheim, CA –  House of Blues*
1/23: Hollywood, CA House of Blues*
1/24: Las Vegas, NV – Vamp’d*
1/25: San Jose, CA – Rock Star Bar
1/26: Portland, OR – Tonic
1/27: Seattle, WA – Studio 7
1/29: Moorehead, MN The Garage
1/30: Spring Lake Park, MN – POVS
1/31: St Charles, IL – Arcade Theater
2/1: Chicago, IL – Reggies
2/2: Detroit – Token Lounge
2/3: Toronto, ON – Mod Club
2/4: Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
2/5: Hartford, CT – Infinity Hall
2/6: Londonderry, NH – Tupelo Music Hall
2/7: Poughkeepsie NY – The Chance
2/8: New York, NY – BB Kings
2/9: Springfield, VA – Empire

*Joe Lynn Turner appears on this date

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OBITUARY Streaming Exclusive Bonus Track on Wondering Sound

November 15th, 2014
by Celtic Bob

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Death metal legends OBITUARY released their Relapse debut Inked In Blood, this past October via Relapse Records.  The record was met with critical acclaim and this week has cracked the Billboard Top 100 coming in at #75.  This is OBITUARY’s highest chart number to date and sold almost 5 times as many copies of their 2009 release “Darkest Day”.  Inked in Blood also came in at #8 on the Top Hard Music Chart and #15 on the Top Current Rock Chart.  Internationally Inked in Blood came in at #56 in Germany (2nd Highest Chart Entrance in Band History), #81 in The Netherlands, #139 in Belgium, #174 in the UK and #65 in Switzerland.

Today Wondering Sound is hosting an exclusive stream of one of the bonus tracks from the special edition of Inked in Blood.  The track is a rerecording of the OBITUARY classic “Bloodsoaked” from the album Slowly We Rot.  Check it out exclusively HERE courtesy of Wondering Sound.

Almost three decades in, Inked In Blood stands out as one of the finest moments in OBITUARY’s already godlike discography. Inked in Blood is available for now from Relapse Records HERE and via iTunes HERE.  The album is available as CD/Deluxe CD/2xLP/Digital/Deluxe Digital.

Inked in Blood is available for streaming in its entirety via bandcamp and Sound Cloud.

In support of their new album the band will be touring extensively through North America and Europe throughout 2014 and 2015.  The band’s North American run with Death (DTA) and Massacre begins tonight in Los Angeles, CA and runs through December 7th in Miami, FL.  Then the band heads to Europe for a two week headlining tour in January.  A complete list of dates is available below.

OBITUARY are giving fans the opportunity to “Ink Themselves in Blood” with an interactive web page where fans can upload their own head to the gruesome torso from the Inked in Blood cover art.  Check out the unique experience HERE.

***All Dates Nov 14 – Dec 07 w/ Death DTA, Massacre, Rivers of Nihil***

Nov 14                 Los Angeles, CA            Club Nokia
Nov 15                 Ramona, CA                  Ramona Mainstage
Nov 16                 San Francisco, CA                  DNA Lounge
Nov 18                 Seattle, WA                   Studio Seven
Nov 19                 Vancouver, BC               The Rickshaw Theatre w/ Untimely Demise
Nov 21                 Calgary, AB                   MacEwan Ballroom w/ Untimely Demise
Nov 22                 Regina, SK                    Riddell Centre w/ Untimely Demise
Nov 23                 Winnipeg, MB                Park Theatre w/ Untimely Demise
Nov 24                 Minneapolis, MN   Amsterdam Bar & Hall w/ Untimely Demise
Nov 25                 Chicago, IL                   Metro
Nov 26                 Cleveland, OH                Agora Theatre and Ballroom
Nov 27                 Toronto, ON                  Phoenix Concert Hall
Nov 28                 Montreal, QC                 Le National
Nov 29                 Boston, MA                   Brighton Music Hall
Nov 30                 New York, NY               Best Buy Theatre
Dec 03                 Springfield, VA              Empire
Dec 04                 Charlotte, NC                 Tremont Music Hall
Dec 05                 Atlanta, GA                    The Masquerade
Dec 06                 Tampa, FL                    Orpheum
Dec 07                 Miami, FL                     Grand Central

***Inked In Blood Euro Tour 2015 w/ Empire of Evil and Dustbolt***

Jan 15                  Essen, Germany             Turock
Jan 16                  Alkmar, Holland             Victory
Jan 17                  Bremen, Germany          Tivoli
Jan 18                  Praha, Czech Republic    Futurum
Jan 19                  Krakow, Poland             Fabryka
Jan 21                  Budapest, Hungary         Durer Kurt
Jan 22                  Vienna, Austria               Szene
Jan 23                  Innsbruck, Austria          Weekender Club
Jan 24                  Romagnano, Italy           R&R Area
Jan 25                  Luzern, Switzerland        Schuur
Jan 27                  Barcelona, Spain             Salamandra
Jan 28                  Toulouse, France           Metronum
Jan 29                  Paris, France                 Divan du Monde
Jan 30                  Enschede, Holland        Atak
Jan 31                  Antwerp, Belgium         Zaal de Kuup/Horror Festival
Feb 01                 London, England            Underworld

May 22                Baltimore, MD               Maryland Deathfest XIII (2015) @ Edison Lot

For More Info Visit:

http://www.obituary.cc

https://www.facebook.com/ObituaryBand

http://instagram.com/obituaryband

https://twitter.com/obituarytheband

http://www.relapse.com

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CRUCIFIED BARBARA To Release Their Own Beer

November 15th, 2014
by Celtic Bob

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Scandinavia’s leading all-lady hard rock/heavy metal outfit, Crucified Barbara, has teamed up newly established microbrewery Heavy Metale Brewery AB, to launch the band’s own beer. First up is a cocky and loud Red Ale, inspired by the band’s new and acclaimed album In the Red. The beer will be available early next year in Sweden’s Systembolagen.

“A really fun collaboration,” said Per Johansson, master brewer at Heavy Metale. “I, together with Ida Evileye, who is the beerqueen in the band, discussed beer back and forth. We were inside the Bitter and Brown Ale, but felt for a Red Ale. Red Ale reminiscent of both the bitter and Brown Ale. It allows the malt to take up more space and reduces the amount of hops which gives a comfortable, slightly dry and karamellig character with a hint of bitterness to rounding.”

“We have longed for to make a really good beer, and now we got that opportunity in the collaboration with Heavy Metale,” said Crucified Barbara. “We have had the idea and the vision to create a ‘drink friendly’ and especially good beer for everyone and everything. Just like our music!”

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SCOTT IAN’s “Swearing Words in Glasgow” DVD is Out Now!

November 15th, 2014
by Celtic Bob

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The release of SCOTT IAN’s live comedy/spoken word DVD Swearing Words in Glasgow, in stores now via Megaforce Records! Get your copy today via Amazon or iTunes – just in time for the holiday season.

In celebration of today’s release, Bloody-Disgusting.com has the final clip premiere from the DVD, this time featuring a clip about diehard heavy metal fans who happen to be a bit… gross. Check out the clip here: http://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3321144/scott-ian-swearing-words-glasgow-clip-premiere-exclusive/

SCOTT IAN states, “I thought this day would never come! My talking show is finally out for all to see! I guarantee that this show will make you laugh. Guarantee! Who does that? Also, here’s a new drinking game; invite your friends and have a sip every time I swear. No driving after! Have fun!”

Swearing Words in Glasgow was filmed during the first leg of SCOTT IAN’s tour in Glasgow, Scotland, Swearing Words in Glasgow is an honest look at the insane life that Scott has led for the last 31 years, the people he’s met, and the events that coincide.

After decades-worth of international touring with Anthrax, bumping elbows with illustrious (and sometimes ridiculous) characters all over the media spectrum, and undergoing general “you won’t believe this” experiences— SCOTT IAN certainly had some hilarious and surprisingly personal stories to share. Watch Scott recount them all on the Swearing Words in Glasgow DVD.

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Guitar World Posts Exclusive ABYSMAL DAWN Performance Videos

November 15th, 2014
by Celtic Bob

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New Album Obsolescence Out Now on Relapse Records
 
“The riffs are nonstop infectious to the point of being addictive, the grooves are bitchin’ and demand the volume cranked and the car windows lowered…”
-Outburn 9/10

ABYSMAL DAWN released their new album Obsolescence earlier this month via Relapse Records.  Met with critical acclaim and some of the band’s best reviews yet, Obsolescence is a veritable beast of a record and the perfect example of what 21st century death metal should sound like.

During the process of recording the album the band shot exclusive performance videos for the song “Perfecting Slavery”.  GuitarWorld.com is hosting these videos beginning today.  Head HERE to see each individual band member play their part of the song. (Also available on YouTube HERE).  Then head HERE to see the band perform the song together. (Also available on YouTube HERE).  The song also features a guest guitar solo from Christian Muenzner (ex-Obscura, ex-Necrophagist, Spawn of Possession, Alkaloid)

Front man Charles Elliot on working with Christian Muenzer and the performance videos:

“We’re really happy to have had Christian involved with this track and even happier he took the time to do this play-through with us. Not only is he one of the most influential guitarists in metal within the past 10 years, but he’s also an awesome dude. Cheers and enjoy!”

An extensive feature on the artwork for Obsolescence is available for viewing courtesy of No Clean Singing.  Take a deeper look into the process of creating what became the album cover HERE.

Obsolescence is available to order from Relapse Records HERE and digitally via Bandcamp HERE. The album can be purchased on iTunes HERE. The album is available in CD/LP/Digital/Deluxe Digital formats.

Recently the band completed work on a video for the song “Inanimate”.  The video can be watched HERE.

Throughout the recording of Obsolescence, ABYSMAL DAWN shot a series of videos documenting the process. The first video in the series can be viewed HERE and the second episode can be seen HERE and the third video in the series can be viewed HERE.

ABYSMAL DAWN strikes the perfect balance between extreme songwriting and exceptional skill with an infectious blend of technical yet memorable riffs, throat shredding vocals, and crushing rhythms delivered with machine gun precision.

For More Info Visit:

https://www.facebook.com/AbysmalDawn

https://twitter.com/AbysmalDawn

http://instagram.com/abysmaldawn

http://www.relapse.com

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FINSTERFORST Unveil Details of Upcoming Album!

November 15th, 2014
by Celtic Bob

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Get ready for some Dark Forest Metal! The Germans FINSTERFORST are set to release their new album Mach Dich Frei in January/February 2015 on Napalm Records. Find all Release Dates & track listing of the upcoming release below:

Release Dates:
GAS: 23.01.2015
RoE: 30.01.2015
UK, NOR, FR, DK, IT: 02.02.2015
SE/ESP: 04.02.2015
USA/CAN 10.02.2015

Track Listing:
1. Abfahrt
2. Schicksals End’
3. Zeit für Hass
4. Im Auge des Sturms
5. Mach Dich Frei!
6. Mann gegen Mensch
7. Reise zum..
8. Finsterforst

FINSTERFORST boldly crosses all boundaries of the Pagan and Folk Metal genres, inviting the listener on a cinematic and epic journey. This is a monument full of nature and romanticism between wind, water, earth and bright burning fire.

For More Info Visit:
www.finsterforst.de
www.facebook.com/FinsterforstOfficial
www.napalmrecords.com
www.facebook.com/napalmrecords

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THULCANDRA Unveil Title, Artwork, Release Dates & Track Listing For New Album

November 15th, 2014
by Celtic Bob

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Ascension Lost is set to be the third album from Munich’s THULCANDRA, whose reputation as independent and especially melancholic-melodic Black metallers is excellent as ever.

The brand new, masterpiece will be released on February 2nd in the UK & February, 10th US/CAN on Napalm Records. It will enthrall with darkly majestic riffs, covered by atmospheric lead guitars, frantic drums and mysterious screams!

Ascension Lost will be available in a limited first edition 6 Page Digipack with 4 bonus tracks and a limited 2 LP Gatefold Edition! See the whole track listing below:

Ascension Lost Track Listing:
1. The First Rebellion
2. Throne of Will
3. Deliverance in Sin and Death
4. Demigod Imprisoned
5. Interlude
6. Exalted Resistance
7. The Second Fall
8. Sorrow of the One
9. Ascension Lost
10. Outro
+ Bonus: Unreleased “Perishness Around Us” Demos
11. Perishness Around Us (Bonus Track)
12. Frozen Kingdom (Bonus Track)
13. Dreaming (Bonus Track)
14. Immortality (Bonus Track)

For More Info Visit:
www.thetruethulcandra.com
www.facebook.com/ThulcandraMetal
www.napalmrecords.com
www.facebook.com/napalmrecords

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Lacuna Coil @ The Forum, London

November 15th, 2014
by Metal-Rules.com UK Team

Lacuna Coil, Motionless in White and Devilment

The Forum London

1st November 2014

Review by Victoria Fenbane

Photography By Mootograpy

Lacuna Coil played The Forum in London as part of the UK leg of their Broken Crown Halo co-headline tour with Motionless in White.  Support came from Devilment.

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VARDIS To Record New Live Album

November 15th, 2014
by Celtic Bob

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HOPLITE RECORDS CONFIRM that VARDIS will be recording new live album, the very long awaited follow up to their classic live 1981 hit album “100MPH”. The new live album will be recorded at the Unity Works, Unity Hall, Wakefield, UK, on Saturday 13th December 2014 and will be out in 2015 on all formats including CD & iTunes.

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FREAK KITCHEN Video For “Freak of the Week” Streaming Now!

November 15th, 2014
by Celtic Bob

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Swedish trio FREAK KITCHEN are back with Cooking with Pagans, their eighth and most frantic album to date. The album was released on September 16th via Laser’s Edge.  The album can be ordered HERE.

Thanks to a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign, bringing in almost $150,000, a very ambitious animated video, directed by legendary artist (and author of Blacksad) Juanjo Guarnido to the track “Freak of the Week” has finally been completed by a world-class team of animators. The video premiered at the New York Comic Con and can be viewed HERE.

FREAK KITCHEN has always been a tremendously respected live act and for the first time the energetic live vibe of FREAK KITCHEN has been captured in the studio. With influences stretching from AC/DC to classical South Indian music the three Norsemen, lead by guitar virtuoso Mattias IA Eklundh, truly have a sound of their own. Cooking with Pagans offers eleven intense original songs plus a sophisticated punk pop version of the 1936 hit “Goody Goody” like you’ve never heard it before. Cooking with Pagans is solid, inspired song writing (not to say playing) from start to finish.

FREAK KITCHEN will tour the world from November and the better part of 2015 to support their new release.

Cooking With Pagans Track Listing:
1. Professional Help
2. Freak of the Week
3. Sloppy
4. Goody Goody
5. (Saving Up For An) Anal Bleach
6. Private Property
7. Mathematics of Defeat
8. I Don’t Want to Golf
9. Hide
10. Come Back to Comeback
11. Ranks of the Terrified
12. Once Upon a Time in Scandanaviastan

Band Lineup:
Mattias IA Eklundh: Vocals, Guitar
Christer Ortefors: Bass, Vocals
Bjorn Fryklund: Drums

For More Info Visit:

http://www.freakkitchen.com

https://www.facebook.com/freakkitchen

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PRONG Announce New Covers Album and 2015 Tour Dates!

November 15th, 2014
by Celtic Bob

European Headline Tour kicks off on April 17, 2015
New Record “Songs From The Black Hole” out March 2015

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Fresh off their US Tour, American Power Trio PRONG finished an album of cover versions, putting their distinct spin on an array of tracks originally recorded by artists such as Black Flag, Bad Brains, Adolescents, The Sisters Of Mercy, Killing Joke, Hüsker Dü and Neil Young.

Tommy Victor: “PRONG is excited to announce 2015 European tour dates in conjunction with our upcoming release “Songs From The Black Hole”. Along with the standards and selected tracks from our newest albums, we will be performing our versions of classic influential masterpieces, as featured on the new record. The tour has us returning to England, remarkably, for four shows after our premier UK festival appearance at Bloodstock. It will also be great to head back to Germany, Switzerland, France, Belgium, Austria and Holland with a new set and another new PRONG release, “Songs From The Black Hole”!

SPV/Steamhammer will be releasing the album as a special CD and LP edition in Scandinavia on March 25th, in Germany on March 27th, in Europe on March 30th and in the USA on March 31st 2015.

More details will be revealed soon.

PRONG European Tour 2015
17.04. NL-Groningen – Vera
18.04. NL-Sittard – Volt
19.04. B-Kortrijk – De Kreun
21.04. UK-Birmingham – O2 Academy 2
22.04. UK-Liverpool – O2 Academy 2
23.04. UK-London – O2 Islington Academy
24.04. UK-Bristol – O2 Academy
25.04. F-Savigny le Temple – L’Emreinte
26.04. CH-Pratteln – Z7
27.04. A-Graz – PPC
28.04. A-Vienna – Szene
29.04. D-Munich – Feierwerk
30.04. D-Berlin – C-Club
01.05. D-Cologne – Underground
02.05. D-Essen – Turock
03.05. D-Hamburg – Knust
Agency: Seaside Touring
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For More Info Visit:

http://www.prongmusic.com

https://www.facebook.com/prongmusic

http://www.spv.de

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QUEENSRŸCHE Launch “Building The Empire” Via Pledgemusic

November 15th, 2014
by Celtic Bob

A newly revitalized Queensrÿche have partnered with PledgeMusic.com for a new album pre-order campaign entitled Building The Empire. Eddie Jackson, Todd LaTorre, Parker Lundgren, Scott Rockenfield and Michael Wilton will offer fans various unique experiences to bring them closer to the band than ever before. The band is offering everything from limited edition vinyl and merchandise to the actual instruments played on the upcoming album and a chance to hang with the band in their hometown of Seattle. The album pre-order as well as all of these other items and experiences can be found at www.pledgemusic.com/queensryche.

“For the first time in the history of Queensrÿche, we are doing something we have never done before,” states bassist Eddie Jackson. In conjunction with the PledgeMusic.com pre-order, Queensrÿche has created an opportunity for accredited investors to purchase a stake in Queensrÿche Holdings, LLC. This stake will allow select investors that meet certain financial requirements to share in all of the profits the band makes moving forward. This opportunity is being offered on a limited basis; interested parties should go www.queensrycheofficial.com/investment for more information and to begin the investor accreditation process.

Queensrÿche has recently begun writing music for their new album that is slated for release in Spring 2015. This release marks the band’s second album with Century Media as well as the second album with new vocalist Todd LaTorre. This release will be the follow up to their self-titled 2013 release which debuted on Billboard’s Top 200 chart landing at #23 and selling 13,659 copies its first week. That album received critical acclaim including Billboard magazine’s review stating: “From the moment Rockenfield’s drums and Wilton and Parker Lundgren’s guitars go on the attack in “Where Dreams Go to Die,” the traditional Queensrÿche sound is back. The hooks are arresting, and the rhythm section packs unmitigated fire power.” Sites such as Metal Underground proclaimed: “The band has brought back much of the direction that made it one of the most revered in progressive/power metal history,” and BraveWords.com exclaims: “This self-titled slab of faith-restoring metal boasts the return of the almighty riff, twin guitar leads, and brazen in-your-face melodies.”

Queensrÿche first burst onto the music scene in 1982 with the release of their self-titled 4 song EP Queensrÿche. They very quickly gained international recognition and performed to sold out audiences around the world. With the follow up first full-length album “The Warning” in 1984, and the ground breaking 1986 release of “Rage For Order”, Queensrÿche continued to prove their worldwide dominance as one of the most respected and creative bands of the 80’s. In 1988 the band turned out yet another monumental album “Operation: Mindcrime”, which would go on to become one of the TOP 10 best selling concepts records of all time, and set the stage for continued sold out performances around the world. With the release of the critically acclaimed and commercially successful “Empire” in 1991, the band earned multiple Grammy Award nominations and won the MTV “viewer’s choice” award for the #1 chart topping hit “Silent Lucidity”. During the next ten years, the band continued to release albums and tour the world to sold-out audiences. Queensrÿche has sold over 30 million albums worldwide and have continued to break new ground and push their creative process.

Queensrÿche is Todd La Torre (vocals), Michael Wilton (guitars), Parker Lundgren (guitars), Eddie Jackson (bass) and Scott Rockenfield (drums).

www.queensrycheofficial.com

http://www.facebook.com/QueensrycheOfficial

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