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Saturday, November 12, 2011

Philip Anselmo Sends Condolences To The GWAR Camp - Video Available!

Philip Anselmo is not only the front-man of Pantera and Down, but also the owner of Housecore Records (an independent record label). Anselmo recently taped a video of himself sending his condolences to the GWAR camp, following the tragic death of the band's guitarist and producer Cory Smoot A.K.A. Flattus Maximus. Smoot was found dead on November 3rd inside the bands tour bus as the GWAR camp was getting ready to cross the Canadian border. He was 34 years old.

Here is the video:

Warbeast, a Texas-based Metal band is part of Housecore records and is currently on tour with GWAR and Every Time I Die.

- 11/12 West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
- 11/13 Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse
- 11/14 Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
- 11/15 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
- 11/16 Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
- 11/18 Austin, TX @ East Side Drive In
- 11/19 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
- 11/20 Houston, TX @ House of Blues
- 11/21 New Orleans, LA @ The Hangar
- 11/22 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
- 11/23 Tampa, FL @ Green Iguana Stadium
- 11/25 Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre
- 11/26 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
- 11/27 New Haven, CT @ Toad's Place

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Black Sabbath: Press Conference - Video Available!

Yesterday (November 11th), the pioneers of Heavy Metal, the legendary band Black Sabbath, announced that they will be recording a new album in 2012 with producer Rick Rubin! The band also announced that they are planning a World Tour! Black Sabbath has also been confirmed to headline next years Download Festival on June 10th, 2012!

Here is video of the entire press conference (courtesy of Backstage Axxess)!

Photo credit: Metal Hammer

Related links:
Black Sabbath
Backstage Axxess

Friday, November 11, 2011

Heavy Music History Is Made On National Metal Day Thanks To Black Sabbath!

Photo by: Kelly Osbourne

After much speculation, the original four members of BLACK SABBATH – OZZY OSBOURNE (vocals), TONY IOMMI (guitar), GEEZER BUTLER (bass) and BILL WARD (drums) – have reunited to record their first new studio album in 33 years with producer Rick Rubin (seven-time Grammy winner, two of those as Producer of the Year) and to embark on a massive world tour in 2012.

OSBOURNE, IOMMI, BUTLER and WARD as well as Rubin all gathered today on 11/11/11 to announce the news at a Los Angeles press conference at the legendary club, the Whisky A Go-Go, the site of the groundbreaking and influential band’s first L.A. concert exactly 41 years ago (Nov 11, 1970). The event was hosted by the revered musical and spoken word artist Henry Rollins who has said that “Any band worth their weight in napalm wishes they had written ‘War Pigs.’”

Selling over 70 million albums together, the Grammy-winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees have signed a new record deal worldwide with Vertigo and Vertigo/ Universal Republic in the U.S., the band’s original label. BLACK SABBATH is now in the studio recording the as-yet-untitled new album for release in the fall of 2012 (exact date TBA). It will mark their ninth studio album together and their first since 1978’s Never Say Die!

Next summer, BLACK SABBATH will headline the mammoth multi-day UK Download Festival in the U.K. on June 10. The new album will then be supported with a worldwide headline arena tour (dates TBA).

BLACK SABBATH also announced today the launch of www.blacksabbath.com, the first-ever official BLACK SABBATH website for all authorized BLACK SABBATH news. In addition, the band’s online presence will also be supported by social media via Facebook and Twitter–again, marking the band’s first-ever foray into the social media world.

BLACK SABBATH released their self-titled debut album in 1970. “Black Sabbath is credited with creating heavy metal,” according to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. “The success of their first two albums–Black Sabbath and Paranoid–marked a paradigm shift in the world of rock. Not until Black Sabbath upended the music scene did the term ‘heavy metal’ enter the popular vocabulary to describe the denser, more thunderous offshoot of rock over which they presided.” The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame also noted, “…they remain one of the most misunderstood bands in rock history,” adding: “The band’s musicality was generally overlooked, but they possessed an inventiveness and fluency that, in hindsight, makes them seem as much of a progressive-rock band as a heavy-metal one.”

In 1998, BLACK SABBATH released Reunion from their 1997 concerts in Birmingham, England, a two-CD live set that featured two new studio songs. The band has also sporadically reunited for shows in 1999, 2002 and 2004; in 2005, the four performed concerts together when they toured Europe and then headlined the 10th anniversary of Osbourne’s namesake festival OZZfest. Also in 2005, they were inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame by Brian May of Queen. This was followed by their induction in 2006 into the U.S. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, an honor bestowed on them by Metallica’s James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich.

Put your HORNS WAY UP for Black Sabbath! \m/

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Black Sabbath

Gojira Release Studio Update - Video Available!

The members of French progressive Heavy Metal band Gojira, have entered a New York City studio to record their sixth studio album. The recording sessions are taking place at Spin Recording Studios in Long Island City, New York with co-producer Josh Wilbur (Lamb Of God & Ikillya) for an early 2012 release. Additionally, Gojira inked a deal with Roadrunner Records earlier this week. Needless to say, the anticipation for the NEW Gojira album is huge!

Gojira is:

- Joe Duplantier (Vocals/Guitars)
- Mario Duplantier (Drums)
- Christian Andreu (Guitars)
- Jean-Michel Labadie (Bass)

Today the band released a studio update, which includes the tracking of the drums for their NEW album. Check it out!

- Gojira's Discography:

\m/ Studio albums:

- Terra Incognita (2001)
- The Link (2003)
- From Mars to Sirius (2005)
- The Way of All Flesh (2008)
- Untitled 5th studio album (TBA)

\m/ Live albums:

- The Link Alive (2004)
- Untitled DVD (TBA)

\m/ Demos and EPs:

- Victim (1996)
- Possessed (1997)
- Saturate (1999)
- Wisdom Comes (2000)
- Maciste All'Inferno (2003)
- Sea Shepherd EP (2011)

Related links:
Gojira's Website

Thy Will Be Done Announce The Completion Of NEW EP!

In a recent interview for MTV2's Headbanger's Ball conducted by Jose Mangin, New England Heavy Metal titans Thy Will Be Done announced that they have completed the recording process for what is to be for their upcoming EP. The forthcoming release was engineered by the band's own rhythm guitarist Kurt Fraunfelter, who adequately possesses a Bachelor of Science Degree in Audio and Media Technology, and is currently being mixed by acclaimed metal producer Zeuss (Lamb Of God, Hatebreed, White Chapel, Suicide Silence, Chimaira) at Planet Z in Hadley, MA.

The follow-up release to 2009's 'In Ancient of Days' LP will feature 6 brand new studio tracks including the track, "You, The Apathy Divine" which the band debuted live on last year's 'Stillborn Fest' tour with Hatebreed.

Thy Will Be Done spent 2009 and 2010 supporting the likes of DevilDriver, Fear Factory, All That Remains, and Machine Head amongst others. The Headbanger's Ball interview conducted by Jose Mangin can be viewed below.

Related links:
Thy Will Be Done on Facebook
Thy Will Be Done on Tumblr
Follow Thy Will Be Done

Revocation - Video Premiere Of 'No Funeral'!

Revocation has released their video for the track "No Funeral" from their brand new album 'Chaos of Forms'. The clip was lensed with acclaimed director David Brodsky of MyGoodEye NYC (Municipal Waste, The Black Dahlia Murder, All That Remains, Devin Townsend Project) and you can watch it below.

The band has also announced a five-week North American tour in support of their brand new album 'Chaos of Forms'. The tour will kick off in late January and be alongside Children Of Bodom and Eluveitie. A listing of confirmed tour dates and cities can be found below and tickets are available now!

Revocation's Dave Davidson also recently posted an exclusive guitar lesson for 'Chaos of Forms' track "Cradle Robber" online at JamPlay.com. Davidson is one of the newest teachers at JamPlay. A 5-minute demo of his new lesson can be viewed below.

ESP Guitars presents CHILDREN OF BODOM with Eluveitie, Revocation and Threat Signal
(In association with Full Metal Jackie)!

- Brought to you by Spinefarm Records, Good Fight Entertainment, Nuclear Blast Records, Relapse Records & ACTION! PR -

January 30 - Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall
January 31 - Detroit, MI @ Harpos
February 1 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Intersection
February 3 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
February 4 - St. Louis, MO @ Pops
February 6 - Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
February 7 - Denver, CO @ Gothic Theater
February 9 - Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
February 10 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
February 11 - Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
February 13 - Santa Ana, CA @ Yost Theatre
February 14 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
February 15 - Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
February 17 - Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre
February 18 - El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
February 19 - Lubbock, TX @ Pavilion
February 21 - Austin, TX @ Emos East
February 22 - Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
February 24 - Louisville, KY @ Expo 5
February 25 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabodys
February 26 - Toronto, ON @ The Sound Academy
February 27 - Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
February 29 - Quebec City, QC @ Imperial
March 1 - Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre
March 2 - Huntington, NY @ The Paramount Theater
March 3 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
March 4 - Baltimore, MD @ Ram's Head Live

Video & photo credit: Steve Lars from Creative Ventures International & Steve Lars on Facebook

Related links:
Revocation on Facebook
Revocation on MySpace
Revocation on Twitter

The Thanksgiving METAL Feast Is 1 Week Away - Promo Video Available!

Before you head over to spend Thanksgiving Day with your families, come give thanks to Metal at the "Thanksgiving METAL Feast"! The event will take place on Friday, September 18th at the legendary Webster Hall (The Studio) and will feature 4 hard hitting bands that will be the perfect soundtrack to THE party to be at before Thanksgiving Day!


Resolution 15

- Wrench

- Nostrom

- Iratetion

Cost: $12 prior to the show, $13 the day of the show. Tickets available online here!

Ages: 19+

Related links:
Official Facebook Invite
Resolution 15
Click here to purchase your tickets for the Horns Up rocks Thanksgiving METAL Feast!

Black Sabbath Announce NEW Album & World Tour!

Today, is an amazing day to be a Heavy Music fan. The pioneers of Heavy Metal, the legendary band Black Sabbath, have announced that they will be recording a new album in 2012 with the master of the boards Rick Rubin! The band also announced that they are planning a World Tour! Black Sabbath has also been confirmed to headline next years Download Festival on June 10th, 2012!

According to producer Rick Rubin, Black Sabbath have written a handful of songs for their first NEW studio album in 33 years, and are planning to enter the studio in early 2012.

Facts about Black Sabbath:

- Inducted into the UK Rock and Roll HALL OF FAME in 2005, and in the U.S. in 2006.
- 100 Greatest Artist of ALL TIME, according to Rolling Stone.
- "Iron Man"... One of the Greatest Metal Songs of All Time, according to VH1.
- "Paranoid" is the the birthplace of Heavy Metal, according to Time Magazine.
- Greatest Metal band of ALL TIME, according to MTV.
- Over 70 Million Albums Sold!

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Black Sabbath

Rammstein - Video Premiere Of 'Mein Land'!

In celebration of National Metal Day, German Industrial Metal meisters Rammstein, are unleashing their new video for the song "Mein Land". The video was filmed by Swedish video prodigy Jonas Åkerlund, who has also worked with Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, Madonna, Satyricon, The Prodigy, and many more.

Rammstein is scheduled to release the "Mein Land" single on November 11th in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, and on November 14th in the rest of the world. This highly anticipated release will be available as a four-track release on iTunes, and it includes a previously unreleased song entitled "Vergiss Uns Nicht". It also includes the remixes from BossHoss and Mogwai which are accompanied by the video for "Mein Land" and a digital booklet.

Rammstein - Mein Land from Rammstein on Vimeo.

Wait, there's more! The bands retrospective release "Made In Germany 1995 - 2011", will be in stores on December 6th via Universal and Vagrant Records.

"Made In Germany 1995 - 2011" will be available in three different editions:

- Standard Edition: CD Digipak - Best Of Album
- Special Edition: 2-CD Digipak - Best Of Album and Best Of Remixes
- Super Deluxe Edition: 2-CD (Best Of Album and Best Of Remixes) as well as 3 DVDs (including the full RAMMSTEIN video catalog, all previously available "making-of" and 8 unreleased "making-of" videos) packaged in a steel box complete with a 240-page booklet. Limited to 1,200 copies in the U.S.

Note: All songs and videos on "Made In Germany 1995 - 2011" have been remastered for this release.

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Former Anthrax Singer Dan Nelson Files Lawsuit Against Anthrax!

The story behind the departure of Dan Nelson from Anthrax, is one of the biggest mysteries within Heavy Music in the last few years. The band claims that in 2009 Nelson "abruptly resigned" Anthrax, after getting sick and forcing a cancellation of a tour. Nelson claims that Anthrax fired him out of the blue, while the band was in the final stages of production of their latest album "Worship Music".

Recently, Anthrax's drummer Charlie Benante said during an interview that Nelson was "bullying" the band. This added the last piece of coal to Nelson's fire, and now he is suing Anthrax for 2.65 million dollars for "intentional defamation" that has caused him a loss of income and has damaged his reputation within the scene. Additionally, the Manhattan federal court charges that Nelson didn't receive his fair share of profits for the songs he wrote for Anthrax's latest album "Worship Music".

Related links:
Anthrax Official Site
Anthrax on MySpace
Anthrax on Twitter

Black Sabbath: Press Conference Coverage Via Twitter (Courtesy Of Metal Hammer)!

Headbangers, the mighty Black Sabbath is making a HUGE announcement in exactly 20 minutes. Join us on Twitter to get live updates, courtesy of Metal Hammer!

Horns Up Rocks on Twitter

Stay tuned!

PUi - Video Premiere Of 'Army Of Slaves'!

PUi are pleased to premiere their brand new music video for the new track ‘Army of Slaves’. PUi first unveiled their new music video last weekend at their recent sold out New York, NY performance at Irving Plaza. In addition to depicting scenes reflecting PUi’s aggressive and profoundly eclectic sound, the video includes a scene portraying the band in a portal room being teleported to Earth as well as fan-filmed footage of the band’s recent stunt performed in front of a surprised crowd atop a public building in New York City.

PUi released an EP in January 2010 entitled, You Will Clap, which is available for purchase now on iTunes. The EP was recorded at Underground Studios and was produced by band members Shuva and Brian Hosey. It is mixed by Kyle Kelso and mastered by Howie Weinberg. The band plans on releasing a new full-length album within the next year, entitled Neo-Primal.

PUi is:

- Prince (Nazimcan Shuva) // Vocals, Guitar
- Siren (Leo Henry) // Vocals
- Shaa (Ory Baum) // Drums
- Sub (Brian Hosey) // Bass
- Tek (Tunch) // Darbuka, Percussion

Photo credit: Steve Lars from Creative Ventures International & Steve Lars on Facebook

Related links:
PUi's Official Site
PUi on Facebook
PUi on Twitter

Axl Rose Interview Premieres Tonight On VH1 Classic's 'That Metal Show'!

In order to kickoff season 9 with a big bang, the "That Metal Show crew headed down to Miami, Florida to conduct an exclusive interview with GUNS N' ROSES lead singer Axl Rose and lead guitarist DJ Ashba. During his first TV interview in over a decade, Axl talks about his new band-mates, life on the road, rumors, misconceptions and more. The premiere episode of "That Metal Show" with Axl Rose airs tonight (Friday, November 11th) at 11 PM ET/PT on VH1 Classic.

Recently, the NY Daily News conducted an interview with Eddie Trunk regarding the historical interview that he and his co-hosts Don Jamieson and Jim Florentine conducted for VH1 Classic's "That Metal Show", this is what went down.

“He talks about a lot of reasons why he’s late,” says Trunk. “Then at the very end he kind of laughs and admits that when he was a kid and had a job right next door, he never got there on time, either.”

This interview itself reinforced that point. Trunk arrived at 2 p.m. at the venue where Guns ‘N Roses was playing a concert and finally scored the interview at 5:30 the next morning.

“You quickly realize that with this band, everything runs on Axl time,” says Trunk, adding that he was “ecstatic” to talk to Rose at all, no matter what the hour.

“I suppose ideally I would have talked to him at a time when I hadn’t been hanging around for 15 hours and up for 24 straight hours. But I’m not complaining.”

Trunk says he was told to come to the venue, set up his crew and that if it felt right to Axl, he’d do the interview.

“So we spent a lot of that time talking to everyone else,” says Trunk. “We talked to the crew, everyone in the band. I mean, we had to get a show out of it whether we talked to Axl or not. So now we’ve got a lot of good stuff that won’t make it on the air this time.”

What helped, Trunk allows, is that he was the guy to whom Rose gave his last interview – five years ago, on Trunk’s radio show.

“That one was completely out of the blue,” says Trunk. “Sebastian Bach was there, and he knows Axl. So they were texting and Bach said, hey, c’mon down – and he did.

“After the show ended, he hung out for a couple of hours. He was just a cool guy who likes to talk about music.”

Trunk has become the go-to media guy in the metal and hard rock media world, and he says the reason is nothing complicated.

“I’ve been doing this for 30 years,” he says. “And I think it’s clear to everyone that first and foremost I’m a fan. I’m not going to try to make anyone look bad.

“That said, however, I will ask the tough questions. I want to know what the fans want to know. I’ve turned down interviews when I was told the artist wouldn’t talk about something I knew I had to ask.”

In the case of Rose, he says, the only precondition was that he not ask about a reunion of the original Guns ‘N Roses. “Which I understand,” says Trunk. “He’s on the road now with new guys, and he loves playing with them. And he actually brought up some of the original guys himself at a couple of points.”

Trunk says they talk about the new band, Rose’s long interludes between CDs, and his feeling about his “Chinese Democracy” CD.

They also talk about the Rock Hall, to which Guns ‘N Roses has been nominated in its first year of eligibility.

“He says it’s not something he thinks a lot about,” says Trunk. “He thinks it’s mostly for fans. But he said it’s an honor and he talks about how he inducted Elton John, whom he loves. If it’s good enough for Elton, he said, it’s good enough for him.”

Friday night’s “That Metal Show” kicks off a round of eight new episodes, one of which by coincidence will feature Slash, the original Guns ‘N Roses guitarist.

Meantime, having interviewed Rose has kept Trunk busy.

“Magazines that can’t interview Axl are talking to me about interviewing him,” he says. “I’ve talked to Rolling Stone, Spin and a bunch of others.

“The anticipation for this interview is really something – from all over the world.”

Source: NY Daily News
Author: dhinckley@nydailynews.com
Click to read more

The premiere episode of "That Metal Show" with Axl Rose airs tonight (Friday, November 11th) at 11 PM ET/PT on VH1 Classic.

Related links:
That Metal Show

11-11-11 = National Metal Day!

Today is 11-11-11, a day that has been dubbed as "National Metal Day" by VH1 Classic. In order to celebrate OUR holiday, VH1 classic is featuring a slew of exclusive Metal programming, including three major Metal premieres: "Behind The Music Remastered" at 9PM ET/PT, the exclusive debut of Banger Films groundbreaking documentary series, "Metal Evolution" at 10PM ET/PT and the ninth season premiere of a VH1 Classic original "That Metal Show" at 11PM ET/PT.

"Behind The Music Remastered: Megadeth" premieres Friday, November 11 at 9PM ET/PT.
They've been the champions of Thrash Metal for nearly thirty years, despite discord, addiction and infighting. Updated to the original episode are Dave Mustaine's crippling hand injury which threatens the bands survival, a painful law suit and more walk outs and throw outs of band members. Now they're in the 'Big Four' and still aiming for the top spot, but even if Dave Mustaine is happy with the new line up he remains unhappy about their ranking in the top ten of Heavy Metal – still just behind Metallica.

"Metal Evolution Chapter 1: Pre-Metal" premieres Friday, November 11 at 10 PM ET/PT.
The premiere episode of "Metal Evolution Chapter 1: Pre-Metal" will focus on Pre-Metal, the earliest sounds of Metal that can be heard in the music of Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and Jimi Hendrix. Subsequent episodes of the series will explore genres ranging from British Heavy Metal to Glam Metal to Thrash Metal, and artists from Iron Maiden to KISS to Metallica and more. "Metal Evolution" is an 11-episode docu-series produced by Scot McFadyen and Sam Dunn of Banger Films and is based on the groundbreaking "Heavy Metal Family Tree." The "Heavy Metal Family Tree" is a 26 sub-genre genealogical chart which reveals the vast complex progeny of Heavy Metal – from Early Metal and Shock Rock to Thrash, from Progressive Metal to Grunge and Nu Metal. Using the chart as his road map, host/producer and Metalhead turned anthropologist Dunn, crisscrosses the globe exploring the vast history of Heavy Metal across its 40+ year history and beyond. After the premiere episode on National Metal Day, "Metal Evolution" will move to its regular time slot on Saturdays at 10 PM ET/PT, beginning Saturday, November 19 between new episodes of "Behind The Music: Remastered" at 9PM ET/PT and That Metal Show at 11PM ET/PT.

"That Metal Show" Season nine premieres Friday, November 11 at 11PM ET/PT. The boys are back and there's gonna be some trouble! Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson and Jim Florentine are back in LA and bringing the heat with season nine of That Metal Show. An all-star lineup of iconic metal guests grace the stage this season including: Axl Rose, Marilyn Manson, Slash, Sully Erna, Jesse James Dupree, Tracii Guns, Brian Johnson, Dave Mustaine and more! Season nine of That Metal Show will deliver the ever popular "Stump The Trunk" and "TMS TOP 5" segments.

Additional concerts, movies and specials focusing on metal will air during the month of November. Please visit VH1 Classic for a full list of programming.

* All Times ET/PT

SOURCE: VH1 Classic

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Meet The 2012 Sailor Jerry + Inked Calendar Girls: Episode 1

A few years back the great folks over at Sailor Jerry joined forces with Inked Magazine and decided to produce a hot and sexy calendar together. So far, the results have watered the mouths of the thousands of dudes and chicks who love classy tattooed ladies who are usually the life of the party.

Today, the 2012 Sailor Jerry + Inked Calendar team is introducing Miss January Vee & Miss December Alyse via this video.

The 2012 Calendar will be packaged with the December edition of Inked Magazine, on newsstands soon. Stay tuned for the next episode.

Related links:
Sailor Jerry
Inked Magazine

Job For A Cowboy Complete Recording Sessions For NEW Album!

Glendale, Arizona's Job For a Cowboy recently announced that they have completed the recording process for what is to be their third studio album. The as of yet untitled album is due for an early 2012 release via Metal Blade Records. The recording sessions took place at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida with producer Jason Suecof (Trivium, Chimaira, Devildriver), who also produced the group's latest EP, "Gloom". Released on June 7 via Metal Blade Records, "Gloom" features the first new music from Job For A Cowboy since 2009's "Ruination" LP, which landed at position No. 42 on The Billboard 200 chart.

The band commented via their Twitter account, "The new full length is officially done. Waiting for mixing and mastering within a month. Now... What to all it? Expect big news"

Job For A Cowboy's Discography:

\m/ Studio albums

- Genesis (2007)
- Ruination (2009)

\m/ Extended plays

- Doom (2005)
- Live Ruination (2010)
- Gloom (2011)

\m/ Demos

- Demo '04 (2004)

\m/ Singles

- "Unfurling a Darkened Gospel" (2009, from Ruination)
- "Misery Reformatory" (2011, from Gloom)

Related links:
Job For A Cowboy's Official Site
Job For A Cowboy on Twitter

Corey Taylor Conducts Lecture At Oxford University - Part 1 (Video Available)

Corey Taylor from Slipknot and Stone Sour, is always on the rise and never stops growing as a human being. Not only is he part of one of most successful bands in Heavy Music history, but this year he released a book entitled "Seven Deadly Sins: Settling the Argument Between Born Bad and Damaged Good", which made it to the New York Times Best Sellers list.

Taylor's latest accomplishment happened on June 8, 2011, when he was asked to conduct a lecture at Oxford University. In case you live under a cloud of smoke, Oxford University is one of the most prestigious educational institutions in the world! The message that Taylor had for all those who attended this lecture, is one that everyone should read:

"Too many people chase dreams that they don't understand," he said. "Too many people try to go for things that they'd like to do but they're not realistic enough to know they don't have the talent."

So what's next for Corey Taylor? Taylor will be embarking on a national solo tour billed as “An Evening With Corey Taylor". These shows will be a rare opportunity for many fans to interact with Taylor in this intimate a setting, and vice versa.

"An Evening with Corey Taylor" tour-dates:

- Nov. 14: House of Blues - Anaheim, CA
- Nov. 15: Crescent Ballroom - Phoenix, AZ
- Nov. 17: Bronze Peacock at HOB - Houston, TX
- Nov. 18: Trees - Dallas, TX
- Nov. 19: Gothic Theater - Denver, CO
- Nov. 21: Waiting Room - Omaha, NE
- Nov. 22: Varsity - Minneapolis, MN
- Nov. 23: The Rave - Milwaukee, WI
- Nov. 25: Eagle Theatre - Detroit, MI
- Nov. 26: Double Door - Chicago, IL
- Dec. 01: Corona Theatre - Montreal, QC
- Dec. 02: Mod Club - Toronto, ON
- Dec. 04: Middle East - Boston, MA
- Dec. 05: Highline Ballroom - New York, NY
- Dec. 06: World Cafe Live - Philadelphia, PA
- Dec. 07: The Met - Providence, RI
- Dec. 09: Starland Ballroom - Sayreville, NJ
- Dec. 10: Sound Stage - Baltimore, MD
- Dec. 12: Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
- Dec. 13: The Social - Orlando, FL

Related links:
Click here to purchase tickets and/of VIP Packages for Corey Taylor's Solo Tour
Click to order the audio version of "Seven Deadly Sins - Settling The Argument Between Born Bad And Damaged Good"
Corey Taylor's official site
Stone Sour

Chimaira's Guitarists Quit The Band - Official Statement From Vocalist Mark Hunter!

Vocalist Mark Hunter of Cleveland, Ohio metallers CHIMAIRA has released the following statement:

"I would like to start off by thanking our fans for a great tour. This last run was a blast, and truly the most fun we’ve had in a long while. The energy from the audience was exactly what we needed, and a welcoming return. Thank you, guys!

"Unfortunately, as much fun as we were having, behind the scenes we were aware of some unfortunate realities that prevented us from 'living the dream' and having the time of our lives. We had another bomb to drop on the fans.

"Early in July, we were informed that Rob Arnold [guitar] and Matt DeVries [guitar] would be leaving CHIMAIRA at the end of 2011. Of course, this was a huge blow, but there were no hard feelings. We understand that life invades art, everything runs its course, and we have to take different paths. We respect their decision and wish them only the best. We made heavy metal history together and that is all that matters at the end of the day. 'Chimaira Christmas 12' will be their last show, and we've been preparing to make it one that you'll never forget.

"I would personally like to thank Rob and Matt for all of their hard work, years of service to CHIMAIRA, amazing songs, and for their friendship. Together we built something special that will remain for generations to come.

"I'm looking forward to spending another five weeks on the road with two of the best (and criminally underrated) guitarists in modern metal.

"What's next for CHIMAIRA in 2012? More on that very soon.

"Rather than try and make light of unpleasant news, or downplay this by hyping up a new lineup, let's take a few to honor Rob and Matt. My favorite solo of Rob's is on 'The Heart Of It All' and my favorite riff of Matt's is 'The Dehumanizing Process'. I'll be cranking those today. What about you?"

Jägermeister presents UNEARTH/CHIMAIRA tour with Skeletonwitch & Molotov Solution:

- 11.11.11 in Detroit, MI at Harpo’s
- 11.12.11 in Rochester, NY at Montage Music Hall
- 11.13.11 in Toronto, ONT at The Opera House
- 11.14.11 in Montreal, QC at Club Soda
- 11.16.11 in Hartford, CT at Webster Theater
- 11.17.11 in Poughkeepsie, NY at The Chance
- 11.18.11 in Sayreville, NJ at Starland Ballroom
- 11.19.11 in Hampton Beach, NH at Wally’s Pup
- 11.20.11 in West Springfield, VA at Jaxx
- 11.21.11 in Asheville, NC at The Orange Peel
- 11.22.11 in Raleigh, NC at Lincoln Theatre
- 11.23.11 in N. Myrtle Beach, SC at House Of Blues
- 11.25.11 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL at Revolution
- 11.26.11 in St. Petersburg, FL at State Theatre
- 11.27.11 in Jacksonville, FL at Freebird Live
- 11.29.11 in Austin, TX at Emo’s
- 11.30.11 in Oklahoma City, OK at Diamond Ballroom
- 12.01.11 in Albuquerque, NM at Sunshine Theater
- 12.02.11 in Grand Junction, CO at Mesa Theater
- 12.03.11 in Colorado Springs, CO at The Black Sheep
- 12.04.11 in Farmington, NM at Top Deck
- 12.05.11 in Phoenix, AZ at Marquee Theatre
- 12.07.11 in Pomona, CA at The Glass House
- 12.08.11 in Reno, NV at Knitting Factory
- 12.09.11 in Boise, ID at Knitting Factory
- 12.10.11 in Spokane, WA at Knitting Factory
- 12.11.11 in Calgary, AB at Republik
- 12.12.11 in Edmonton, AB at Starlight Room
- 12.14.11 in Winnipeg, MB at Pyramid Cabaret
- 12.16.11 in Cedar Falls, IA at The Wheelhouse
- 12.17.11 in Madison, WI at Barrymore Theatre
- 12.18.11 in Grand Rapids, MI at The Intersection
- 12.30.11 in Cleveland, OH at House Of Blues

Related links:
Click to order Chimaira's "The Age Of Hell" on iTunes
E One Music

New York City Rockers The Compulsions Unleash 'Beat The Devil' LP!

The Compulsions’ highly anticipated debut album, "Beat The Devil", is available today on iTunes with all other major online music outlets to follow.

The album's core lineup consists of founder and front man Rob Carlyle on lead vocal and guitar, Richard Fortus (Guns N' Roses) on guitar, Sami Yaffa (New York Dolls, Hanoi Rocks, Michael Monroe) on bass and Frank Ferrer (Guns N' Roses) on drums along with many of Carlyle's favorite local musicians; including long-revered blues guitarist Hubert Sumlin (Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters).

"Beat The Devil" promises to be a straight up Rock N' Roll record with unexpected musical moments throughout. In a recent interview with hard rock zine rocksalt.mx, Rob described the upcoming release as sounding like "Sticky Fingers or Some Girls but heavier and from modern day New York City."

In April 2011, The Compulsions performed to a capacity crowd at New York’s Hudson Hotel with new songs “Hired Gun” and “Eat My Dust” receiving great audience response among longtime set favorites "Groove On" and "Shake Hands With The Devil."

Beat The Devil track listing is as follows:

01. Hired Gun
02. I Just Wanna Play Guitar
03. Dirty Woman Blues
04. Yer To Good Fa Me
05. Eat My Dust
06. Ea$y Money
07. Ya Never Got Me Down
08. She's So F****n' Sexy
09. I Was Right, You Were Wrong
10. Shut Yer Hole (feat. Hubert Sumlin)

The Compulsions Discography:

- Laughter From Below (2004)
- Demon Love (2008)
- Been Through Hell (2009)

Related links:
The Compulsions on iTunes
The Compulsions
The Compulsions on Facebook

Rose Funeral To Join Full Blown Chaos, Battlecross and Diamond Plate For Fall US Tour!

Rose Funeral released "Gates of Punishment" on September 27th and has thus far been heralded as the band's best effort to date. Fans that have seen Rose Funeral live in the past know that the band puts on an intense show. This tour will be no different with guitarist Ryan Gardner now handling vocal duties. Rose Funeral will be joining the tour on November 15th in Spartanburg, SC.

Recently, Rose Funeral shot a video for Beyond the Entombed. The video is dark, blasphemous and will be premiering worldwide soon. Until then, here are some still photos from the shoot:

"Gates of Punishment" is a fitting progression of the band's dark and foreboding sound. Guest vocal appearances from local Cincinnati opera singer, Kate Alexander, and Steve Tucker of Morbid Angel add to the dark atmosphere that is created throughout the album. Seven string guitars tuned to drop A, haunting melodies, insane blasts and enough groove to keep heads banging will make this one of the heaviest releases of 2011.

"it is the best album the band has written to date" MetalUndeground.com

"intensely executed…surgical perfection" Power Play Magazine

ROSE FUNERAL & BATTLECROSS Tour w/ Full Blown Chaos, Diamond Plate

- 11/11 Trenton, NJ Championships *no Rose Funeral
- 11/12 Towson, MD The Recher Theater *no Rose Funeral
- 11/13 Fayetteville, NC The Rock Shop *no Rose Funeral
- 11/15 Spartanburg, SC Ground Zero
- 11/16 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
- 11/17 Nashville, TN The Muse
- 11/18 Little Rock, AR The Village
- 11/19 Oklahoma City, OK Big Papa’s Poor House
- 11/20 Fort Worth, TX Tomcats
- 11/22 St. Louis, MO Fubar
- 11/23 Topeka, KS Booby Trap
- 11/24 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue and 7th Street Entry
- 11/25 Des Moines, IA House Of Bricks
- 11/26 Chicago, IL Reggies Rock Club
- 11/27 La Crosse, WI The Warehouse
- 11/28 Joliet, IL Mojoes
- 11/29 Louisville, KY Keswick Democratic Club
- 12/01 Wheeling, WV Yesterdays Pub
- 12/02 Greensburg, PA 42nd Street Rock Club
- 12/03 Buffalo, NY Sonic Indian

Related links:
Rose Funeral on Metal Blade Records
Rose Funeral on MySpace
Rose Funeral on Facebook
Rose Funeral on Twitter
Preorder Gates of Punishment on I-Tunes

GWAR Forced To Cancel Tourdates In Order To Attend Cory Smoot's Memorial Service!

Arrangements have been finalized for the PRIVATE memorial service for Cory Smoot (A.K.A. Flattus Maximus). The service will take place this Friday November 11th at in Chesterfield, VA. In lieu of flowers the family is asking that contributions be made to the "Smoot Family Fund". Details about making contributions are forthcoming.

Unfortunately, GWAR will have to cancel two performances on their current tour, so they can attend the services. Thursday November 10th in Medford, OR and Friday November 11th in San Francisco, CA are the dates that are affected. Tickets for both dates will be refunded at point of purchase. The complete remainder of the tour with Every Time I Die, Ghoul and Warbeast will resume as scheduled Saturday November 12th at the House of Blues in Los Angeles, and runs through Sunday November 27th at Toad's Place in New Haven, CT.


- 11/12 West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
- 11/13 Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse
- 11/14 Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
- 11/15 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
- 11/16 Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
- 11/18 Austin, TX @ East Side Drive In
- 11/19 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
- 11/20 Houston, TX @ House of Blues
- 11/21 New Orleans, LA @ The Hangar
- 11/22 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
- 11/23 Tampa, FL @ Green Iguana Stadium
- 11/25 Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre
- 11/26 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
- 11/27 New Haven, CT @ Toad's Place

Related links:
GWAR on YouTube
GWAR on Metal Blade TV
GWAR on Facebook
GWAR on MySpace
GWAR in Japan


Trivium Winter 2012 Tour With Sweden's In Flames!

While there's no place like home, Trivium certainly aren't content with hanging their hats right now. They prefer to live on the road, bringing their brand of forward-thinking Metal to the masses on a near-constant basis. The band just wrapped back-to-back U.S. tours. First, they served as a featured attraction on the Rock Star Energy Drink Mayhem Fest, which marked their second stint on the quintessential summer fest. They followed that run up by supporting their labelmates in Dream Theater.

Trivium will succeed both of those high-profile treks by spending the winter touring with In Flames, hitting theaters and ballrooms for a five-week run.

"Trivium can't wait to get out again on the road with In Flames. They are one of our all time favorite bands and together we plan on giving our best shows to the fans," singer/guitarist Matt Heafy said excitedly about the forthcoming trek.

The tour launches Jan. 12 in Milwaukee and runs through Feb. 21, circling back through the Midwest to Chicago. The tour will hit major cities over the course of several weeks, including Baltimore, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Houston, Denver, New York and more. The full itinerary of dates is below.

Trivium recently debuted the video for "Built to Fall" from their critically acclaimed new album In Waves.

The dates are as follows:

- Jan. 12: The Rave - Milwaukee, WI
- Jan. 13: Royal Oak Music Theatre - Royal Oak, MI
- Jan. 14: Rams Head Live - Baltimore, MD
- Jan. 15: Trocadero - Philadelphia, PA
- Jan. 17: The Ritz Ybor - Ybor City, FL
- Jan. 18: Center Stage - Atlanta, GA
- Jan. 20: Warehouse Live Ballroom - Houston, TX
- Jan. 21: Emo's East - Austin, TX
- Jan. 22: Granada Theater - Dallas, TX
- Jan. 24: First Avenue - Minneapolis, MN
- Jan. 25: Burton Cummings - Winnipeg, MA
- Jan. 27: Edmonton Events Centre - Edmonton, AB
- Jan. 28: MacEwan Hall Ballroom - Calgary, AB
- Jan. 31: Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, BC
- Feb. 01: Roseland Theatre - Portland, OR
- Feb. 02: Knitting Factory Concert House - Boise, ID
- Feb. 03: Showbox SODO - Seattle, WA
- Feb. 04: Knitting Factory Concert House - Spokane, WA
- Feb. 06: The Regency Ballroom - San Francisco, CA
- Feb. 07: Wiltern Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
- Feb. 08: The Marquee - Tempe, AZ
- Feb. 09: Sunshine Theater - Albuquerque, NM
- Feb. 10: The Summit Music Hall - Denver, CO
- Feb. 11: The Beaumont Club - Kansas City, MO
- Feb. 13: House of Blues - Cleveland, OH
- Feb. 14: Sound Academy - Toronto, ON
- Feb. 15: Metropolis - Montreal, QC
- Feb. 17: The Palladium - Worcester, MA
- Feb. 18: Best Buy Theater - New York, NY
- Feb. 19: Stage AE - Pittsburgh, PA
- Feb. 21: House of Blues - Chicago, IL

Here are some interviews we conducted with members of Trivium and In Flames during these years "Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival".

Related links:
In Flames
Veil Of Maya on MySpace

Lamb Of God's Chris Adler & Meinl Cymbals Announce Meet & Greet Dates!

Lamb Of God's Chris Adler and Meinl Cymbals are announcing select special meet and greet dates coming this fall. Chris will appear at Sam Ash in New York City, NY (Manhattan) on Tuesday, November 15th from 4-8pm, Sam Ash in Carle Place, NY on Wednesday, November 16th from 7-9pm, and Just Drums in Midlothian, VA on Saturday, December 17th from 3-5pm. Make sure to stop by, say hello, check out the killer Meinl Cymbal section at each appearance, and possibly win some great Meinl giveaway prizes!

"Resolution" is the name of the NEW Lamb Of God album, and the headbangers of the world can pick it up on January 24th, 2012. "Resolution", the follow up to their Grammy nominated album "Wrath". "Resolution", produced by Josh Wilbur, will feature 14 songs and will come in a deluxe softpak with artwork by longtime art director Ken Adams. The album was recorded in various studios in Virginia and New York.

Last week, LiveNation announced that Lamb Of God will be hosting their record release show in New York City's Irving Plaza on Tuesday, January 24th, 2012. The Acacia Strain will support. Tickets go on pre-sale on November 17th at 10AM. Tickets will be released to the general public on November 18th at 10AM. Age restriction is 16+ unless accompanied by an adult.

Pre-orders for the new album are available now at www.lamb-of-god.com/resolution and will feature multiple premium bundles. On November 15th, the band will announce the first leg of what will be a 2 year world tour. Stay tuned!

The band has also announced the track-listing for "Resolution":

01. Straight For The Sun
02. Desolation
03. Ghost Walking
04. Guilty
05. The Undertow
06. The Number Six
07. Barbarosa
08. Invictus
09. Cheated
10. Insurrection
11. Terminally Unique
12. To The End
13. Visitation
14. King Me

Limited-edition pre-order bonus live album "Wrath - Tour 2009/2010" track listing (available only with the UK version):

01. The Passing
02. In Your Words
03. Set to Fail
04. Walk With Me In Hell
05. Hourglass
06. Now You've Got Something to Die For
07. Ruin
08. As The Palaces Burn
09. Blacken the Cursed Sun
10. Laid to Rest
11. Redneck
12. Black Label

Related links:
Lamb Of God
Lamb Of God of Facebook

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Agnostic Front's Roger Miret & Madball's Freddy Cricien Featured On Latination TV!

Agnostic Front and Madball vocalists, Roger Miret and Freddy Cricien, recently sat down with LatiNation - a nationally syndicated, half-hour program that is broadcast to over 90 markets across the United States, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands - to discuss their band’s rise to Hardcore stardom. In the three-minute segment, Miret and his brother, Madball vocalist, Freddy Cricien, recount their NYC upbringing and the deep family connection between the two iconic Hardcore acts.

Agnostic Front is currently on a headlining tour, “Hails and Horns and AMP Magazine Present: My Life My Way,” which kicked off in September. Special guests The Mongoloids and Naysayer round out the line-up, which will hit more than 45 North American cities this fall.

“Hails and Horns and AMP Magazine Present: My Life My Way” dates:

11/09 - Chicago, IL @ Reggie's Rock Club
11/10 - Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
11/11 - Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
11/12 - St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
11/13 - Atlanta, GA @ Archive Gallery
11/14 - Tampa, FL @ Orpheum
11/15 - Miami, FL @ Churchills
11/16 - Orlando, FL @ Back Booth
11/17 - Jacksonville, FL @ The Pit
11/18 - Wilmington, NC @ Soapbox Laundro-Lounge
11/19 - Richmond, VA @ Kingdom
11/20 - Baltimore, MD @ Otto Bar

Related links:
Official Site of Agnostic Front
Official Site of Madball
Latination TV

Megadeth's Dave Ellefson Issues Tour Update From Th1rt3en World Tour - Video Available!

Megadeth unleashed their thirteenth studio album entitled "TH1RT3EN" on November 1st, 2011, via Roadrunner Records. Today (Wednesday, November 9th), Megadeth is kicking off their Th1rt3en World Tour in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Here is a video update recorded today by Megadeth's bassist Dave Ellefson.

CD track listing:

01. Sudden Death
02. Public Enemy No. 1
03. Whose Life (Is It Anyways?)
04. We The People
05. Guns, Drugs & Money
06. Never Dead
07. New World Order
08. Fast Lane
09. Black Swan
10. Wrecker
11. Millennium Of The Blind
12. Deadly Nightshade
13. 13

So far Megadeth's NEW studio album has sold 42,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 11 on The Billboard 200 chart.

"TH1RT3EN" first-week chart positions:

Australia: #13
Belgium: #83
Ireland: #43
Netherlands: #42
Norway: #32
UK: #34
USA: #11

Metal Hammer asked Megadeth's front-man Dave Mustaine: Your latest album, "TH1RT3EN", has just hit the shelves. What can fans expect from that album?

Mustaine: I think fans are going to be able to expect a very exciting record. With David Ellefson [bass] coming back, it brought back the classic sound, but also with the progress that we made with Shawn Drover [drums] and Chris Broderick [guitar]. I think that it's a very heavy, modern sound, and then adding Johnny K [producer] to that with his production skills, this is the optimum record that we could've made right now. So I think that the fans are going to be very happy with this record.

Additionally, the band recently premiered the music video for the first single out of Th1rt3en for the song "Public Enemy No. 1". The comical video was shot in California, a few days after Megadeth performed at the Big Four Concert at Yankee Stadium. Oh, and it features a very badass monkey! Watch it now!


Latin American tour:

11/9 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - Estadio Cubierto Malvinas
11/10 - Estadio Cubierto Malvinas - Buenos Aires, Argentina
11/12 - Maquinaria Festival, Club Hipico - Santiago, Chile
11/14 - SWU Music & Arts Festival - Sao Paulo, Brazil
11/16 - Jose Cuervo Salon - Mexico City, Mexico
11/17 - Jose Cuervo Salon - Mexico City, Mexico
11/19 - H&H Metal Fest, Calle 2 - Guadalajara, Mexico
11/20 - Banamex Auditorium - Monterrey, Mexico

"Gigantour" 2012 with Motörhead, Volbeat, and Lacuna Coil,

26 – Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ
27 – Mohegan Sun Arena – Uncasville, CT
28 – Theater at Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
29 – Tsongas Arena – Lowell, MA


1 – Glens Falls Civic Center – Glens Falls, NY
2 – Colisee Pepsi – Quebec City, QC
3 – Bell Centre – Montreal, QC
5 – K-Rock Centre – Kingston, ON
7 – General Motors Centre – Oshawa, ON
8 – Copps Coliseum – Hamilton, ON
9 – Palace of Auburn Hills – Auburn Hills, MI
10 – Aragon Ballroom – Chicago, IL
12 – Eagles Ballroom – Milwaukee, WI
14 – Myth – St. Paul, MN
16 – Prairieland – Saskatoon, SK
17 – Shaw Conference Centre – Edmonton, AB
18 – Big 4 Building – Calgary, AB
20 – Abbotsford Ent & Sports Centre – Abbotsford, BC
21 – Showare Center – Kent, WA
23 – Event Center at San Jose State University – San Jose, CA
24 – Gibson Amphitheatre – Universal City, CA
25 – Comerica Theatre – Phoenix, AZ
26 – Tingley Coliseum – Albuquerque, NM
28 – The Fillmore Auditorium – Denver, CO

Photo credit: Steve Lars from Creative Ventures International & Steve Lars on Facebook

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Chickenfoot Bring Old School Roll N' Roll Back To New York City!

Last night (Tuesday, November 8th), the Rock N' Roll supergroup known as Chickenfoot performed at the legendary Webster Hall in New York City in front of a sold out crowd. In case you missed the memo, Chickenfoot features Van Halen's Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony, guitar maestro Joe Satriani, and drummer Chad Smith from the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Needless to say, this crew of old school musicians brought back the great vibes that only old school Rock N' Roll can deliver. Due to scheduling conflicts, Chad Smith was replaced by drumming legend Kenny Aronoff for Chickenfoot's current U.S./European Tour.

From the moment Joe Satriani stepped on stage and penetrated everyone's ear drums with his shredding guitar sound, Chickenfoot had the crowd on its toes. It is amazing what this man can do with a guitar, while keeping the song alive. As we all know, it is very hard to play loud and complex guitars parts while keep the musicality and dynamics intact. Throughout the entire set, you could see how dedicated Satriani is and how much of a perfectionist he is when it comes to guitar shredding. To say that he stole the show is an understatement... Joey (as he was baptized by a Pizza worker in New York City) is definitely a rock god!

But hey, lets not forget Sammy Hagar! His stage presence was undeniable last night and his energy captivated the audience from start to finish. Not only did his vocals sheer throughout the entire venue, but his famous rants in between songs were very entertaining. Seeing him side by side with his long time friend and bassist Michael Anthony is prove of their perseverance. The two of them together create a vibe that is hard to match and even though it may be cheesy at times, they definitely make the crowd feel good with their singalongs and stage antics!

To complete one of the best lineups in Rock music today, Chickenfoot counted with the presence of drummer Kenny Aronoff. While he is not Chad Smith (Chickenfoot's original drummer), Aronoff has skills that pay the bills. It was also very cool to see a drummer interact with the crowd and join Sammy Hagar with memorable stage rants.

All in all, it was a great performance that went on without any glitches. The show started on time, the sound was crisp, the drinks were poured, and the crowd was very well behaved. Most importantly, the band brought lots of joy to the rockers of New York, who ended up leaving with a nice buzz, a wide smile, and empty wallets! If you get a chance to catch Chickenfoot on their current mini-tour, please do so!

Photo credit: Steve Lars from Creative Ventures International & Steve Lars on Facebook

Related links:
Feeding America
eOne Music

Slayer Fans At Fun Fun Fun Fest - Picture Gallery Available!

Slayer fans are the most dedicated fans in the history of Heavy Music. Any true Slayer fan becomes maniacal when the band hits the stage and deliver their punishing lethal dose of ballsy Thrash Metal! On Sunday (November 6th), the band performed at the Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, TX and the Slayer fans put the F in Fun! Here are some images of the Slayer fanatics that were part of the Fun Fun Fun Fest.

All of the above images were captured by Ashley Cass from Transmission Entertainment.com

Related links:
Slayer's Official Site
Fun Fun Fun Fest