Archive for September, 2016


The Pretty Reckless premiered a new music video for their scorching single “Take Me Down,” which recently landed #1 on the Rock Radio charts, marking the band’s fourth consecutive #1 single. Fans can see the video inside!  “Take Me Down” is the first single from The Pretty Reckless’ highly anticipated third studio album Who You Selling For, due out October 21, 2016 on Razor & Tie.
Bad Seed Rising

Bad Seed Rising

The up-and-coming Maryland-based hard rock band Bad Seed Rising today, Sept. 30, has released its full-length debut album, Awake in Color, through Roadrunner Records.

Bad Seed Rising has steadily built a name for itself over the past few years, starting its career as the youngest band to ever sign to Roadrunner, doing so with its members in their early teens, earning them “Band to Watch” status from Revolver. (more…)

David Gunn of KING 810

David Gunn of KING 810

KING 810 has launched “Revisiting Our History of Violence,” an interactive application that enables users to explore a selection of events and acts of violence throughout global history. The application, which uses both Google Maps and Spotify, takes users to the location of each event, detailing its circumstances with images and commentary from KING 810 frontman David Gunn.

To explore the “Revisiting Our History of Violence” application, visit king810.com/historyofviolence.

Gunn alsohas launched the “F*CK THE VOTE” initiative as detailed in KING 810’s most recent episode of its YouTube series, KING TV. The episode, “F*ck The Vote: Clinton vs Trump,” details Gunn’s stance on the upcoming election and the electoral system as a whole. Fans can expect more of this sentiment heading into November. (more…)

Crobot

Crobot

Pennsylvania rockers Crobot today (Sept. 23, 2016) released their sophomore album, Welcome to Fat City, via Wind-up Records. The album, which premiered over on Billboard, sees the band create a set of songs that fit well into the metal pantheon, while also establishing its own style that’s fun and funky.

Crobot recorded Welcome to Fat City with producer Machine (Clutch, Lamb of God, Every Time I Die) and engineer Alan Moulder (Foo Fighters, Nine Inch Nails, Them Crooked Vultures, Led Zeppelin).

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Gojira

Gojira

Gojira has debuted the official music video for “The Shooting Star.” Taken from its new album Magma, “The Shooting Star” and its music video are streaming now on Gojira’s official YouTube channel and is available to view below. The video was directed and animated by Markus Hofko (www.bowbowbow.co).

This past summer, Gojira returned with its widely acclaimed new LP, Magma, to take the number one spot on Billboard‘s Hard Rock Albums chart, making it the first French band to hold that spot on the chart in its nine-year existence. The release of Magma marked the highest chart debuts of Gojira’s career, landing at number four on Billboard‘s Top Rock Albums chart, number sic on Billboard‘s Tastemaker Albums chart and top 25 on the Billboard 200. Furthermore, Gojira earned career high chart positions around the globe, including the top 10 in France, Canada, Switzerland, Austria, Finland and Norway, and top 15 debuts in Australia and Germany. (more…)

gojira092116_27Photos by Greg Maki (more…)

Photo by Cameron Nunez

Photo by Cameron Nunez

The second annual Monster Energy Rock Allegiance built on its record-setting first year success, as the Northeast’s biggest rock experience became a full weekend affair Saturday, Sept. 17, and Sunday, Sept. 18, at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, Pennsylvania, just outside Philadelphia. Headlining sets from Avenged Sevenfold and Alice In Chains—joined onstage at one point by The Cult’s Billy Duffy—were only the capstone to a weekend that included performances from Slayer, The Offspring, Breaking Benjamin, Volbeat and Ghost. With Philly-centric Gourmet Man Food, regional and national craft beer, band meet-and-greets, autograph signings and more, fans from around the country were immersed in rock ‘n’ roll culture.  (more…)

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Testament, 2016

Instead of a long history of Testament, I’ll give you my version. Thanks to Headbangers Ball, Testament was part of my “Big Four” back in the late ’80s and early ’90s. Along with Metallica, Megadeth and Sepultura, Testament’s Practice What You Preach became one of my go-to cassette tapes, with tracks like “Greenhouse Effect” and “The Ballad,” both of which had music videos that were featured prominently on the cult MTV show airing at midnight every Saturday night. I went back and discovered the thrash metal masterpiece The New Order, then came Souls of Black and Low. I had a Testament concert poster proudly hanging above my bed. In summer, I wore a black tank top displaying the band’s iconic logo. Years after their release, I was still listening to those albumsreligiously. Then in the late ’90s, like many metal bands, Testament kind of lost its way, and I kind of went down a different path musically.

Now, Testament—after disbanding and reuniting in early 2005—is about to unleash its third album of the 2000s, The Brotherhood of the Snake. And if it’s anything like its previous two, The Formation of Damnation and Dark Roots of the Earth, then fans, new and old, are in for a treat. The Testament I grew up with has been back for a few years now, and there’s no end in sight.

Vocalist Chuck Billy took a few minutes of his time to give us some dirt on the new album, The Brotherhood of the Snake. (more…)

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Epica’s new masterpiece The Holographic Principle will be available in stores in about three weeks’ time. In anticipation of this album, a new music video for “Edge Of The Blade” has been launched today!

Commented Coen Janssen (synths, piano):
“Finally another video! We are very happy with the way it turned out! It gives a glimpse on what to expect from our upcoming live shows, so watch it a few times because I’m expecting to see you sing along with it soon!”

Watch the video and view album info and tour dates inside! (more…)

 

louder-than-life-logoBand performance times and the official festival Pre-Party have been announced for the third annual LOUDER THAN LIFE, October 1 & 2, 2016 at Champions Park near downtown Louisville. The annual destination festival celebrates the region’s culture and cuisine, and features award-winning bourbons and spirits, Gourmet Man Food, craft beer and some of the biggest names in rock music.

LOUDER THAN LIFE 2016 features Slipknot and Avenged Sevenfold–headlining together for the first time ever–topping a mindblowing music lineup of over 35 bands onthree stages, with performances from Disturbed, Korn, Slayer, The Cult, Ghost, Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Cheap Trick, Pierce The Veil and many more.

LOUDER THAN LIFE attendees will have the chance to meet some of their favorite musicians during signings hosted by The Music Experience, FYE and Monster Energy. Check www.LouderThanLifeFestival.com for signing times.

The weekend gets underway on Friday, September 30 with the official LOUDER THAN LIFE Pre-Party at the Fourth Street Live! entertainment complex with LOUDER THAN LIFE band Them Evils, along with some of the best local rock bands from the Louisville area. The Pre-Party is FREE and is open to the public. Look for more details to be announced soon at www.LouderThanLifeFestival.com.

In addition, Fourth Street Live! will host official LOUDER THAN LIFE after parties on Saturday, October 1 and Sunday, October 2, with nightly specials at Fourth Street Live!’s bars and restaurants throughout the weekend.

LOUDER THAN LIFE general admission and VIP tickets, as well as hotel and camping packages, are on sale now at www.LouderThanLifeFestival.com. View the full lineup and performance times inside! (more…)

Corrosion of Conformity

Corrosion of Conformity

Check out pro-shot footage of Corrosion of Conformity’s full set from the 2016 Bloodstock Open Air festival, which was held August 11-14 at Catton Hall, Walton-On-Trent, West Midlands, United Kingdom. Watch the live set inside! (more…)

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Original Misfits members Jerry Only, Glenn Danzig, and Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein reunited for the first time since 1983 over the weekend at Denver’s Riot Fest. Billed as “The Original Misfits,” the band featured Suicidal Tendencies/former Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo and treated fans to a 25 song set which was picked by Glenn Danzig. Fan filmed footage of the monumental performance can been seen below.

Prior to the performances, Danzig stated that he would also possibly be open to doing more concerts after the festival appearances. “We’ll see how it goes. It may lead to some other work, but who knows how it’s going to turn out? I mean, I don’t think it’s going to be a disaster; I think it’s going to be incredible.” Watch live clips from the reunion inside! (more…)