On September 25th 2014, shortly after the release of their 'World On Fire' album, SLASH with Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators took the stage at the legendary Roxy Theatre on Sunset Strip in West Hollywood.
The atmospheric venue, steeped in rock history, gave fans a brilliant opportunity to experience the band up close as they delivered a set packed with more recent solo tracks, including several from the new album, and classics from Slash's earlier career with Guns n' Roses and Velvet Revolver. The intimate setting inspired the band to deliver a scintillating, dynamic performance that is brilliantly captured on a 3LP set that features:
Side A: 1) Ghost 2) Nightrain 3) Halo 4) Back From Cali 5) Stone Blind Side B: 1) You Could Be Mine 2) Doctor Alibi 3) You"re Crazy 4) Wicked Stone Side C: 1) 30 Years To Life 2) Rocket Queen Side D: 1) Bent To Fly 2) Starlight 3) You"re A Lie Side E: 1) World On Fire 2) Anastasia 3) Sweet Child O" Mine Side F: 1) Slither 2) Paradise City
Also released on 2CD and DVD, it is the upcoming Blu-ray that perfectly captures a scintillating, dynamic performance inspired by the intimate setting.
1) Ghost 2) Nightrain 3) Back From Cali 4) You Could Be Mine 5) Rocket Queen 6) Bent To Fly 7) Starlight 8) You're A Lie 9) World On Fire 10) Anastasia 11) Sweet Child O' Mine 12) Slither 13) Paradise City
Bonus Additional tracks: 1) Stone Blind 2) You’re Crazy 3) Wicked Stone 4) 30 Years To Life
'Live at the Roxy' will be released on June 15th - Pre-order HERE!
OVERKILL, New Jersey’s highest-ranking admirals of thrash, have signed a worldwide deal with Nuclear Blast Records. Previously signed to the label in Europe only, a special box set comprised of the band’s entire back catalogue will be their first worldwide release on Nuclear Blast, due out this autumn.
"OVERKILL is now a part of the Nuclear Blast family for the entire world," states band manager John Finberg. "I have worked with the U.S. office on various projects as of late and they have a true understanding of what to do and how to do it. This upcoming box set is the start of the next chapter in the band’s career."
Nuclear Blast U.S. label manager Gerardo commented on the signing of OVERKILL: "NB is proud to announce a worldwide deal with Overkill. We’ve worked with them outside North America for the past few years, but it was time to extend the deal and have them join the North American family as well. Nuclear Blast America welcomes the legends!"
Jack Daniel's gave Holmfirth in West Yorkshire (population 1,900) an unforgettable rock 'n' roll experience by bringing LA rockers RIVAL SONS, the host of Radio 1's Official Chart Show, Clara Amfo, along with The Coral's Nick Power to the town as part of its Jack Rocks Your Town celebration.
Rival Sons arrived in Holmfirth by helicopter, landing on the town's cricket pitch. They were officially welcomed to the town by Pete Carr, owner of the local Picturedrome music venue and his Border terrier, at a welcome party in its pavilion. The band then spent the day meeting local residents; exploring the nearby West Yorkshire Moors, sampling traditional British fare at the Penny Lane Tearooms and buying everyone in The Nook pub a round of drinks. The band then kicked off their world tour with a rammed gig at The Picturedrome that evening.
At an exclusive Jack Daniel's after party, Radio 1's next star Clara Amfo took to the decks alongside The Coral's Nick Power. Clara Amfo will take over from Fearne Cotton on Radio 1's Chart Show from 25th May.
Rival Sons continue their UK tour with the following shows:
March 2015 Sat 28 - Leeds 02 Academy Sun 29 - Liverpool 02 Academy Mon 30 - Glasgow 02 Academy
April 2015 Wed 1 - London Roundhouse Fri 3 - Nottingham Rock City Sat 4 - Southampton 02 Guildhall
Alter Bridge's Mark Tremonti has confirmed his second solo release with his band TREMONTI, following the worldwide success of the 2012 debut, 'All I Was'.
New album, 'Cauterize', will be released on June 8 via Fret 12 Records.
The record features Mark Tremonti on vocals/guitars, Eric Friedman on guitars, Wolfgang Van Halen on bass, and Garrett Whitlock on drums. 'Cauterize' was produced long-time friend and collaborator Michael "Elvisâ" Baskette.
"We are extremely excited for the fans to hear this album," enthuses frontman Mark Tremonti. "We feel it's our best work to date."
From the first riffs of album opener 'Radical Change' to the final notes of epic closer 'Providence', it's apparent that Mark Tremonti's songwriting has reached a new level. His unmistakable hard rock and heavy metal influences shine throughout the album, particularly on songs like 'Flying Monkeys', 'Arm Yourself', and 'Sympathy'.
The debut single from 'Cauterize' is up-tempo track called 'Another Heart'. The song was recently released on iTunes and promptly shot straight into the Top 5 of the iTunes US Rock Singles Chart.
TREMONTI are also looking forward to hitting the road in support of the new album. However, the band will need to initially tour without bassist Wolfgang Van Halen due to the recently announced Van Halen US tour.
"I am still part of TREMONTI and very excited for the release of 'Cauterize', but unfortunately am unable to participate in the upcoming dates due to my prior commitment with Van Halen for the summer tour in support of the 'Tokyo Dome Live In Concert' album," states bassist Wolfgang Van Halen. "Look forward to seeing all of the TREMONTI fans on the road as soon as my schedule permits!"
The forthcoming tour kicks off in the USA in April before heading over to Europe in June. The band will be making stops at some of the largest festivals in the world including Welcome To Rockville, Rock On The Range, Graspop, and the UK's Download Festival (June 14). While in the UK, TREMONTI will also squeeze in a headline show in Glasgow, at the O2 ABC on June 15. Tickets for the headline date will go on sale shortly.
A second companion album of all new material from TREMONTI has also been completed and more information on that will be revealed in coming months.
Pittsburgh Heavy Metal combo LADY BEAST have announced the release of their second album. Simply entitled 'Lady Beast II', this new album will include nine songs of pure Heavy Metal fury! The band will kick your ass again... but this time, even harder!
The album wil be released on INFERNO Records on CD/Digi-CD & Cassette version, while a vinyl version will be released on US label COBRA CABANA Records.
A brand new song, 'We Are The Witches', can be heard below:
Atlanta rock 'n' roll tearaways BITERS have inked a worldwide recording deal with Earache Records.
Recalling the early spirit and danger of rabble-rousing rock heroes, Biters have faithfully built upon their punk heritage and their love of '70s rock to deliver music that ignites, incites and excites in equal measure.
Possessing a heart full of rock 'n' roll, the band play foot-stomping, fist-pumping, spit-on-the-floor anthems possessed of a fighting spirit that refuses to give in.
Band leader Tuk explains the band's outlook: "Corporate pop culture and fairweather fads is just something I'm not interested in. I still choose to play rock ‘n’ roll, because I still believe in rock ‘n’ roll."
Earache's Dan Tobin comments: "Biters have lit a fire under us here at Earache. Their brand of rock forces you to take part - it's so immediate, accessible and exciting that the label had to get involved. Most of all, it's completely believable - it makes you want to fight for this kind of music to be heard. There is a gang mentality with Biters that is very strong, and we are thrilled to join forces with them."
An aura of recklessness and intimidation surrounds the Biters mythology. Yet amongst all of the raw riffage, teethmarks and broken glass, the band serve up instant hooks and shout-a-long choruses. This ear for melody has not been lost on others - the likes of Green Day have proclaimed Biters among their favourite new bands.
'Electric Blood' is Biters' debut album for Earache and is released on July 13. A single, 'Restless Hearts', will precede the album and can be heard here:
Classic metal fans are in for a treat as the muscle-bound thunder god of heavy metal, THOR, sees his pivotal 1983 'Unchained' EP reissued on both CD & Vinyl with amazing bonus material.
'Unchained' is the EP that put THOR atop the Mt. Olympus of the metal music world with unforgettable, fist-pumping metal anthems such as 'Lightning Strikes', 'Anger' and 'When Gods Collide'.
The CD comes with 12 rare bonus tracks including the ultra rare 1982 'Unchained' master recordings. The bonus DVD contains 2 full hours of metal mayhem featuring the 'Anger' concept video with behind the scenes footage as well as vintage concert performances from 1982-85. The special limited edition vinyl release comes in either blue or orange colored vinyl, includes the 1982 masters, and also contains a 20-page comic book reproducing the original Unchained comic plus additional unpublished art. These are truly deluxe editions worthy of the gods! And they will be available starting March 31 only from Deadline Music!
To coincide with these exciting reissues, THOR will be hitting the road, performing at select engagements alongside theatrical screenings of I AM THOR, the brand new documentary film about THOR’s incredible 40+ year career from award-winning body builder to mega-sized rock star to wacky B-horror movie actor! The film is an official selection of the 2015 Slamdance Film Festival and earned solid reviews from Variety and Slug magazines. These very limited, multi-media events begin in April and will continue through September. See below for details and check http://www.thorcentral.com for the latest news!
'Unchained' EP reissue tracklisting:
DISC 1 1. Lightning Strikes Again 2. Anger 3. Rock The City 4. Lazer Eyes 5. When Gods Collide 6. Death March
BONUS TRACKS [CD ONLY] 7. War Hammer 8. Rebirth Of The Hero 9. Ride From Hell 10. Rag-Na-Rock 11. Unchained (When Rises The Moon) 12. She’s A Nightmare
ORIGINAL 1982 MASTER 13. Anger 14. Lightning Strikes Again 15. Lazer Eyes 16. I Am Your Sire 17. Rock The City 18. When Gods Collide
DISC 2 BONUS DVD • Anger concept video • Raw footage • Live in NY 1982 (first Unchained release party) • Live from Queens NY 1985 • Live at St. Alban’s Hall 1984 (with Nik Turner as Loki) • Live at the Marque 1984 Approx. 117 minutes
In their 25-year career as a musical duo, Matthew and Gunnar Nelson, collectively known simply as NELSON, have grown from pop music idols to seasoned songwriters and performers. Now, as the brothers celebrate a quarter century at the forefront of the international music scene, they return with 'Peace Out', their most ambitious studio album to date.
Set for release in Europe on May 15th and North America on May 19th by Frontiers Music Srl, 'Peace Out' marks a return to the well crafted songs that put the band at the top of the Billboard charts in the 1990s. From the anthemic 'Invincible' to the rollicking soon-to-be classic 'Back In the Day', 'Peace Out' is quintessential Nelson from start to finish.
"We set a pretty high standard with our previous release with Frontiers - 'Lightning Strikes Twice'. That record received by far the most critical acclaim of any Nelson record to date... 'Peace Out' was expected to be even BETTER, so the goal was to push ourselves to very limit, past what we believed we could do," says Gunnar Nelson. "We wanted to write and record the most exciting, authentic, uplifting, and rockin' Nelson record ever made! The mission: to make a classic."
The brothers have always had their work cut out for themselves, being the third generation in one of America's most celebrated entertainment families, who came into US households every week from 1952 through 1966 on the ABC sitcom, The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet. Their grandfather, Ozzie Nelson, was a celebrated big band leader, whose orchestra featured their grandmother, Harriet; and their late father, Ricky, was one of Rock 'n' Roll's earliest superstars, a member of The Rock N Roll Hall of Fame, and generally credited with creating the country-rock format.
When the Nelson twins burst onto the music scene with their own Billboard #1 hit '(I Can't Live Without Your) Love & Affection', in 1990, they set a Guinness World Record by being the only family to have three generations of #1 hits on the charts!
Nelson has gone on to release a half dozen Rock albums selling nearly 7 million records, beginning with the multi-platinum 'After The Rain'. 'Peace Out' marks their fourth release on Frontiers since 2010. Look for Nelson to embark on a world tour upon the new album's release. "We're putting the live show together as we speak... and it will incorporate the very best live songs from our career... Focusing heavily on the PEACE OUT album," says Gunnar.
The Nelsons have worked in a number of musical styles including pop, hard rock and even country. Now, 'Peace Out' takes them to the musical home they have known the best: harmony-driven pop rock whose melodies are as infectious as they are lasting.
1.) Hello Everybody 2.) Back In The Day 3.) Invincible 4.) Let It Ride 5.) I Wanna Stay Home 6.) On The Bright Side 7.) Rockstar 8.) Autograph 9.) What’s Not To Love? 10.) You And Me 11.) Bad For You 12.) Leave The Light On For Me
Watford punks GALLOWS have unleashed another track from their forthcoming ‘Desolation Sounds’ album, released April 13th on Venn/Play It Again Sam Records. Titled ‘Mystic Death’, it starts in true Gallows style; an epic, dark foreboding riffs open up the song before the band charge in with a pure and brutal stomping beat and riff that is utterly head-pummeling. Listen below.
"Swagger, attitude and menace are the tools of our trade," states guitarist Laurent Barnard, summing up what Gallows means in 2015 in three simple words. ‘Mystic Death’ is available now to anyone who has or is still yet to pre-order the album as an Instant Grat track. Gallows will also be joining the line-up for this year’s Slam Dunk Festival alongside their own dates in May.
‘Desolation Sounds’ is Gallows album number four. Titled after an expanse of water in frontman Wade MacNeil’s native Canada, it features ten songs, runs for 36 minutes and might just be the most bleakly beautiful, weighty and affecting collection of music you will hear this year.
Catch the band live at the following dates. Support will come from Nottingham based chaos merchants Baby Godzilla at the headline shows.
May 22nd - Glasgow Cathouse 23rd - Leeds Slam Dunk Festival 24th - Hatfield Slam Dunk Festival 25th - Wolverhampton Slam Dunk Festival 26th - London Garage 27th - Manchester Sound Control
As lead singer and guitarist Andy Cairns is suffering from a combination of flu and a chest infection and has been advised bed rest for the week by his doctor, THERAPY? , with regret, must postpone the first two shows of their forthcoming tour.
The shows in Bristol and Gloucester on March 27th and 28th respectively will now take place on:
May 8th – Gloucester Guild Hall, Gloucester May 9th – The Marble Factory, Bristol
All tickets for the original dates will remain valid and returns are available from point of purchase.
Therapy? of course regret having to take this action and apologise for any inconvenience it may cause, but we look forward to an exciting and rocking tour which will now start at The Concorde, Brighton on Tuesday March 31st.
Planet Rock has snapped up THUNDER frontman DANNY BOWES to drive an all new Sunday night show. He'll be mixing in the very best of the Planet Rock playlist with a deep selection of rock covering all genres and decades along with his own free plays, stories from the road, anecdotes and top guests each week.
Fresh from being named as 'Best British Band' by Planet Rock listeners in a recent station poll, Thunder continue to cement their longevity across a twenty-five year career as one of the biggest British Rock bands of all time with their recent triumphant arena shows, the release of their top ten, tenth studio album 'Wonder Days', a very special guest slot for the legendary ZZ Top, and a confirmed appearance at Download.
Danny Bowes said: "This show is going to be a journey through the bands and songs that rocked my world, starting in my teens, and throughout my career. I'll be telling a fair few Thunder stories too, but just the broadcastable ones of course."
Music and Content Director for Planet Rock, Ric Blaxill said: "It's an honour to work with Danny. He's adored by Planet Rock listeners, he's funny, he's engaging and Thunder are still going strong, so for such a living legend and real working musician to tell his story each week is a unique thing to have."
Listen to Danny every Sunday night from 5-7pm as of 12th April, 2015. For more details head to www.planetrock.co.uk
WOVENWAR return to the UK in May for a a run of headline dates - supported by As Lions - followed by a club tour on the continent as direct support to SYLOSIS.
Comments the band: "If we lads in Wovenwar had a pence for every great show memory experienced in the Europe, our trousers'd be loaded with one or two quid... each. Off our trolleys in enthused anticipation of our upcoming tour, we look forward to performing many more wonderful moments with you lot. Cheers!"
Catch them here:
WOVENWAR + As Lions
27/05/15 UK – Nottingham – Rock City 28/05/15 UK – Manchester – Sound Control 29/05/15 UK – London – Underworld 30/05/15 UK – Bristol – Exchange 31/05/15 UK – Glasgow – King Tut´s
Prior to that WOVENWAR will head out on a co-headliner with Sylosis:
SYLOSIS + WOVENWAR + guests
12/05/15 FR – Paris – O´Sullivans 13/05/15 NL – Haarlem – Patronaat 14/05/15 BE – Vosselaar – Biebob 15/05/15 DE – Aschaffenburg – Colos Saal 16/05/15 DE – Karlsruhe – Stadtmitte 17/05/15 DE – München – Strom 19/05/15 CH – Aarau – Kiff 20/05/15 IT – Milano – Factory 21/05/15 AT – Wien – Szene 22/05/15 DE – Nürnberg – Rockfabrik 23/05/15 DE – Berlin – Magnet 24/05/15 DE – Hamburg – Logo 25/05/15 DE – Köln – Underground
Burton-U-Trent four-piece MAX RAPTOR have emerged as one of the most unique rock bands in the UK and have rapidly evolved into a vital, incendiary band who have been tearing up stages across the country, gaining the admiration of hoards of new fans with their socially aware and visceral sound that is unashamedly British and deals with the complex issues of 21st century society, in an age in which music seems quite content in burying its head in the sands of teenage heartbreak, booty shaking and off-the-rails Disney stars.
Having toured relentlessly with the likes of Billy Talent, The Stranglers, The Darkness, The Subways and Dinosaur Pile-Up and smashing festival performances from Donnington’s Download Festival, Vans Warped Tour and Sonisphere to the famous Reading & Leeds Festival, Max Raptor are a live force to be reckoned with. Next, the band co-headline four dates with the formidable BRAWLERS with special guests Water Rats and will also play Camden Rocks, Handmade Festival and Les Fest in Scotland this year.
21.04 - YORK, FIBBERS^ 22.04 - NEWCASTLE, THINK TANK* 23.04 - SWINDON, THE VIC^ 24.04 - SWANSEA, THE SCENE*
*Max Raptor headline ^Brawlers headline All w/ special guests Water Rats
Other 2015 Max Raptor dates: 01.05 - LEICESTER, O2 ACADEMY 02.05 - LEICESTER, HANDMADE FESTIVAL 30.05 - LONDON, CAMDEN ROCKS FESTIVAL 27.06 - SCOTLAND, LES FEST
The new MAX RAPTOR album, 'Mother’s Ruin', is out now through Naim Edge Records.
The Steelhouse Festival returns for its 5th anniversary, bringing the cream of international classic rock music to its breath-taking mountain-top location in Aberbeeg, South Wales.
“This weekend is fast becoming a highlight of the rock 'n' roll calendar… miss it at your peril!” - Dave Ling - Classic Rock Magazine.
The Steelhouse Festival welcomes their Celtic brothers – NAZARETH, complete with new vocalist – Wales’ finest – CARL SENTANCE. They join headliners UFO and legendary Twisted Sister frontman DEE SNIDER to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the UK’s best dedicated Classic Rock Festival.
The line-up also includes special guests, Y&T and fellow statesiders TYKETTO along with ‘Queen of Metal’ DORO.
New additions to the Steelhouse line up include, Cambridge young guns – THE TREATMENT. Inspired by an era when ‘Rock bands looked like rock bands’, they combine the drive of early Def Leppard with song writing ability of prime UFO and Thin Lizzy, with an Aerosmith/G’N’R attitude.
The Saturday line up is completed by South Wales’ power blues/rock duo HENRY’S FUNERAL SHOE. Born just a stone’s throw from the Steelhouse site the Clifford brothers will make their second appearance at the Festival. Recently shortlisted for Classic Rock Magazines ‘European Blues Challenge’, HFS will bring their ballistic brand of blues to the Steelhouse Mountain.
“We’re incredible pleased to announce these additions to the line up for our 5th Anniversary event’, says Festival organiser Sally Ann Evans. “These three bands sum up the ethos of the Steelhouse. We put together legendary ‘vintage’ acts with the best up-and-coming young stars and provide the opportunity to showcase the finest regional talent. It really is the Steelhouse in a nutshell.”
Sons of Dunfermline, NAZARETH conquered the rock world in the 1970’s and 80’s. They enjoyed chart success in Europe and North America with hit singles including: ‘Love Hurts’ and ‘Hair of the Dog’, which became the blueprint for sing along stadium rock anthems.
NAZARETH have inspired generations of rock musicians, among them, Guns ‘N’ Roses who attribute their early sound to their love of NAZARETH’s 1975 ‘Greatest Hits’ album.
Carl Sentance replaces vocalist Dan McCafferty whose distinctive vocal became the template for rock singers worldwide. Carl has long been regarded as one of Wales’ best rock vocalists, who has leant his incredible vocal talents to bands including: Don Airey and Friends, The Geezer Butler Band as well as Persian Risk and Krokus.
NAZARETH bassist, Pete Agnew explains, “We’ve been looking at Carl from a far for some time. We very much liked what we saw – and heard. So we asked him to come up and sing a couple of songs with us in the studio. He came in and completely blew us away in the space of half a song!”
This year’s festival - which looks set to attract over 10,000 avid rock fans - will again be held on the spectacular mountain-top location at Hafod-y-Dafal Farm, near Ebbw Vale in South Wales, and follows 2014’s hugely successful event headlined by EUROPE and BLACK STAR RIDERS.
The Steelhouse is fast becoming one of the most exciting annual outdoor festivals in the UK that specialises in the crème de la crème of Classic Rock.
In a move that should surprise no one, MARK ARM of MUDHONEY has finally climbed to the ranks of Throbblehead status!
This 7-inch tall figure (he says it's more like 8...) capturing Mark's signature scream is limited to 1000 numbered units and is made of space-age polyresin. Prove that you too like it/him small, and let this version of Mark figuratively drag you through the mud.
Sculpted with uncanny accuracy, right down to the fierce face, unruly hairdo, and bitchin' stage stance, the Mark Arm Throbblehead will make you one of the lucky ones.
All Aggronautix figures are now available for purchase directly from Aggronautix and will also be available at independent record stores, comic shops, tattoo parlors, etc via distribution by MVD Entertainment Group.