Posts Tagged ‘shock rock’

Alice Cooper

earMUSIC has signed legendary shock-rocker Alice Cooper to a worldwide deal. Paranormal, Alice Cooper’s new studio album and his first in six years, will be released on July 28 as 2CD Digipak, 2LP, Limited Box Set and Digital.

The 12-track album has been recorded in Nashville with longtime collaborator Bob Ezrin and features a special bonus CD—a mini-album consisting of three new songs written and recorded together with the original Alice Cooper band members Dennis Dunaway, drummer Neal Smith and guitarist Michael Bruce, alongside carefully selected live recordings.

Paranormal also features special guest appearances by U2’s Larry Mullen Jr., ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons and Deep Purple’s Roger Glover.

Alice Cooper will be touring extensively this year in support of Paranormal, visiting cities in the U.S., Europe, and Australasia. (more…)

Maria Brink

In This Moment has announced its 2017 “Half God Half Devil” U.S. headlining tour. The band will be hitting the road with Motionless In White, Avatar, and Gemini Syndrome as support this April and May. Pre-sales start tomorrow and general on-sale this Friday. The tour launches on April 7 in Milwaukee, Wis. with three festival dates (Fort Rock, Welcome to Rockville and Carolina Rebellion) included. The final standard tour date will be May 5 in Nashville, Tenn. with Carolina Rebellion following the next day. See the full list of dates inside. (more…)

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Johannes Eckerström of Avatar

Avatar have unleashed another visually stunning music video, with longtime director Johan Carlén at the helm, for their next single, “Night Never Ending.” Avatar released its very first concept album titled Feathers & Flesh (review) on May 13, 2016

“It’s is a special song, being probably the most upbeat and, dare I say, happy piece we’ve ever released,” says frontman Johannes Eckerström. “But under the surface of the fragile message of hope and fighting spirit it is little more than a prelude to a tragedy and that is what we set out to capture when we decided to make a video for it.”

“It is very close to my heart for being the one video where there is no “rocking out” going on and we get to capture a side of Avatar that is just as integral as the good, headbanging times we love sharing with our supporters all around the world. There are few things in this world as beautiful and fascinating as contrasts and this is what all of Feathers & Flesh is all about. Hope and tragedy.” Watch the video inside now! (more…)