Archive for March, 2017

Superjoint

Superjoint will take on part two of its Caught up in the Gears of Application U.S. live takeover later this month. The tour will make its way west from San Antonio, Texas, in mid-April through mid-May, with additional dates to be announced in the coming weeks. Support will be provided by Motor City thrashers Battlecross and noise rock eccentrics/Housecore labelmates Child Bite, also of Detroit, who both trekked out with the band during the first leg of the tour in January. See all confirmed performances below.

Superjoint recently played the For the Sick Benefit, a three-day festival-style event organized for Eyehategod frontman Mike IX Williams, who underwent a liver transplant last December. Check out some live footage of the band at THIS LOCATION, where you also can view the band’s recently issued video for “Caught up in the Gears of Application.” (more…)

Doll Skin will release its sophomore LP, Manic Pixie Dream Girl, on June 16 via EMP Label Group/Amped and in Europe via EMP/SPV.

Produced and mixed by Cage9 frontman Evan Rodaniche (Lacey Sturm, Powerman 5000), Manic is the follow up to Doll Skin’s EMP debut, 2016’s In Your Face (Again), produced by Megadeth bassist David Ellefson. 2016 saw the band on tour Otep, Lacey Sturm, Fire from the Gods, Hellyeah, Dead Kennedys, Escape The Fate, September Mourning, Through Fire and more, capping off the year with a spot on Alternative Press’s list of “7 of the Best Rising Bands Under 21,” before settling in to record the new record. (more…)

Invidia

Former Skinlab guitarist Brian Jackson wasn’t thinking much about a full-fledged band when he and In This Moment bassist Travis Johnson started exchanging song ideas via email. But they quickly realized they were on to something, and Invidia was born, with Johnson on vocals, Jackson on lead guitar, Matt Snell (Five Finger Death Punch) on bass, Marcos Medina (Skinlab) on rhythm guitar and Darren Badorine on drums. The band came together quickly, but it’s been a longer road to its first album, which wrapped recording more than a year ago. The wait will come to an end Friday, March 31, when As the Sun Sleeps (pre-order here), one of the more anticipated debuts of 2017, is set for release. Jackson recently called in to Live Metal’s Greg Maki to discuss the band’s origins, the album and more. (more…)

 

12 ALBUMS ON HEAVYWEIGHT 180GRAM BLACK VINYL

NO PRAYER FOR THE DYING / FEAR OF THE DARK / THE X FACTOR / VIRTUAL XI /
BRAVE NEW WORLD / ROCK IN RIO / DANCE OF DEATH /
A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH / DEATH ON THE ROAD / FLIGHT 666 /
THE FINAL FRONTIER / ENVIVO!

Parlophone Records will follow 2014’s reissue of the first eight Iron Maiden albums, which spanned the 1980s, with twelve brand new pressings of albums from the period 1990-2015 in heavyweight 180g black vinyl.

Unlike the 1980’s reissues which were cut from the original analogue master tapes, the audio on these releases has been cut from the high resolution remasters of 2015 when the Maiden catalogue was digitally upgraded. They will be packaged in identical artwork to the initial vinyl releases. View the release schedule and details inside! (more…)

With less than one week until the release of its sixth album, Bloodlust (March 31, 2017) Body Count (featuring famed-rapper and TV star Ice-T) has dropped a video for what is sure to be another controversial track, “Black Hoodie.” The video is a depiction of the February 2012 shooting of Trayvon Martin, in which Ice tells the story from a young, black teen’s perspective. Martin was dressed in a black hoodie when killed by George Zimmerman, causing a massive protest. Watch the video inside and check out some quotes from our recent interview with guitarist Ernie C. (more…)

Wednesday 13 has revealed the video for “What the Night Brings,” the first track taken from his forthcoming album, Condolences. The album will be released June 2 on his new record label home—Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

The track is now available at iTunes, Amazon and all good DSPs. Fans can pre-order Condolences in an array of digital and physical formats, including a few limited-run, colored vinyl versions, here.

“I’m really excited to unveil the new video for ‘What the Night Brings,’ the first track from our upcoming album, Condolences,” Wednesday 13 said“It kicks off our new album and really sets the tone for the rest of it. We worked on the video with director Matt Zane (Society One), and he really helped bring a spooky vibe. The song reminds me of a heavy metal version of ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ theme.” (more…)

Seether

Seether has released “Stoke the Fire,” the second track from its new, Poison the Parish, scheduled for a May 12 release via vocalist/guitarist Shaun Morgan’s new imprint, Canine Riot Records.

“Stoke the Fire” is available as an instant download for fans who pre-order the full album; find it here. Previewing the new album, Revolver stated, “In a time when it’s easy to tune out all the monotonous rock, Seether’s Poison the Parish proves the South African outfit still grooves, crushes and rocks harder than all.” Alternative Press said Poison the Parish is “a return to the darker and heavier style of music that Seether built their name upon.”

“Stoke the Fire” follows the new album’s lead single and video, “Let You Down,” which was released in February and is already top 10 at both Mainstream and Active Rock radio. (more…)

The single day band lineups have been announced for the 11th year of Rocklahoma, presented by Bud Light, May 26, 27 and 28, 2017, at “Catch the Fever” Festival Grounds in Pryor, Oklahoma, just outside Tulsa. Single day tickets will go on sale at noon CDT Monday, March 27, at www.Rocklahoma.com, and weekend ticket prices will increase at that time.

Soundgarden, Def Leppard and The Offspring lead the music lineup for the festival, which features the best current rock artists and classic bands on three stages, as well as a campground stage to keep the music going all night long. In 2016, Rocklahoma had its biggest year ever, with over 70,000 fans attending the festival’s 10th year.

The Rocklahoma weekend kicks off with the Campground Party starting in the afternoon on Thursday, May 25. The full Rocklahoma music lineup is as follows (subject to change): (more…)

The entire lineup for 2017’s Vans Warped Tour, presented by Journeys, was revealed yesterday via a live webcast from Full Sail Live, the state-of-the-art performance venue on the campus of Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida. The lineup includes current favorites, promising up-and-comers and a deep list of legacy acts spanning the tour’s 23 -year history. Blessthefall, Memphis May Fire, Jule Vera, Stacked Like Pancakes and Microwave attended the live stream and performed during the webcast.

Now in it’s 23rd year, the Vans Warped Tour continues to solidify itself as the must attend festival over summer for rock and music lovers alike.

In the tradition of celebrating the tour’s musical roots, the lineup includes bands such as CKY, Sick Of It All, Municial Waste, The Adolescents, Strung Out, T.S.O.L, Anti-Flag and Hatebreed, which are legends in the punk, hardcore and metalcore worlds.

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Adrenaline Mob has announced its upcoming third studio album, We the People, which will be released June 2 on Century Media. The new record is the follow-up to 2014’s Men of Honor and will be the first to feature new drummer Jordan Cannata, as well as new bassist David Zablidowsky (of Trans Siberian Orchestra). Earlier this month, the band announced the addition of Cannata by sharing a video of the drummer exhibiting his phenomenal talent and swagger behind the kit, which can be viewed via the link below. (more…)

After returning from a triumphant run throughout South America and right before embarking on some shows with labelmates Arch Enemy and The Haunted, Lacuna Coil has released a new video for one of its crowd favorites, “Blood, Tears, Dust.” The video was directed and edited by Cosimo Alemà, and produced by the production company Borotalco.

“Right now I can’t tell you everything about ‘Blood, Tears, Dust,’ as this video is part of something bigger,” said vocalist Cristina Scabbia. “This is the core of who we are as a band: the sweat, the dirt, the raw energy. It’s our insanity and all of us feeling comfortable with it. I love how by Cosimo Alemà filmed this. The photography, the colors and the hints in the story are perfectly placed, and it is the first time we are really ‘acting.’ This video is only a part of a much bigger plan. .. Stay tuned. Hope you enjoy this video as much as I do!” (more…)

Save the date and ready your appetite: Louder Than Life will return Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 to Champions Park in Louisville, Kentucky for its fourth year of rock ‘n’ roll, Gourmet Man Food, local craft beer, on-site experiences and Bourbon World. Look for more details to be announced in May. (more…)