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Saturday, July 21, 2012

Randy Blythe's Lawyer: "We are now waiting for his release because the band has already collected the additional 200,000 dollars..."

As previously reported, Randy Blythe was arrested Wednesday (June 27) at the Prague airport on manslaughter charges. Blythe, 41, who was represented by two lawyers in court, is accused of causing the fatal injury that occurred at LAMB OF GOD's May 24, 2010 show in Prague. The singer apparently either pushed or struck a 19-year-old fan named Daniel who had come on stage, and that person died 14 days later of bleeding in the brain. Here is the latest in Blythe's criminal investigation:

According to iDNES.cz (Czech news network), a session behind doors was held yesterday (July 16) at the Prague Municipal Court regarding the Randy Blythe criminal investigation. The good news is that the court has dismissed the prosecution's motion to deny Blythe's bail.

Blythe's Czech attorney Martin Radvan spoke to Radio Prague about the singer's arrest in Prague last month on manslaughter charges.

"We are now waiting for his release because the band has already collected the additional 200,000 dollars, and only due to long travel time between the Prague Municipal Court and the court for Prague 8, we are still waiting," Radvan said. "Otherwise, he should have already been released."

When asked if Blythe will have to stay in the Czech Republic: "Everything indicates that he will be allowed to travel home. But he will have to come back either for further investigation or the trial, and that's what he wants to do. As a world-renowned artist, in a specific genre of music of course, he cannot afford to simply disappear. This is a wrong assumption by the Czech police and the Prague municipal prosecutor who still believe there is a possibility he will disappear and never show up again. But there would be posters with his picture all around the world, and if he wants to continue performing, he will have to return. And he wants to return because he believes he is not guilty of anything he has been charged with."

On the topic of why no one made any attempt to approach them after the incident — not even the police or the family members of the fan — in the two years following the concert in question, Radvan said, "I really don't know. Let me put it this way: nobody was expecting that, unfortunately, this young man Daniel Nosek would die a month after the concert. His father then spoke to the police who launched an investigation and called several witnesses who were at that concert. They also approached the U.S. Department Of Justice and asked them to take part in the investigation, which the department refused to do. Refusing to do so, they did not notify anyone from the band or the management, so no one really knew that investigation was underway, which I think is not something the U.S. Department Of Justice can be proud of.”

On how Randy Blythe is coping with being in jail: "Randy Blythe is an intelligent man, he writes songs and now in jail, he has started writing a book. As regards his Mongolian 'neighbor,' Mr. Blythe is not really learning Mongolian from him all the time; we just bought the guy a book of Sudoku so that Randy has a little more time to do things he wants to do."

On whether Randy has complained about the conditions in jail: "Not at all. He says he is being treated in a fair way, and he has no complaints whatsoever about the guards or anybody in the Pankrác prison. He realizes he cannot do anything about the fact that the prison is old... it's not a place where he would like to spend more time, but well, that's how it is."

Here is Randy Blythe's first interview since being arrested!
Click here to donate your beer money to the "Randy Blythe Legal Fund"

Click here to sign the petition to FREE Randy Blythe!

Related links:
Lamb Of God's Official Site

GUNS N' ROSES Celebrate 25 Years Of 'Appetite For Destruction' - Video Interview With Steven Adler Available!

Recently, 80s Rock icons GUNS N' ROSES were inducted into the Rock N' Roll Hall Of Fame. The ceremony took place on Saturday, April 14 in Cleveland, Ohio. As it was anticipated, singer Axl Rose wasn't part of the induction ceremony. GREEN DAY's Billie Joe Armstrong inducted the band into the Hall Of Fame!

There is no question that without 'Appetite For Destruction' (released July 21, 1987 via Geffen Records), the record that helped the band to become a worldwide phenomena, GUNS N' ROSES would have probably never made it into the Rock N' Roll Hall Of Fame. After all, 'Appetite For Destruction' hit the top of the Billboard 200 album charts at number 1 in both 1988 and 1989.

What made 'Appetite For Destruction' such a great record was the overall quality that combined excellent musicianship, catchy lyrics, and top notch production. To this day, hit song such as "Welcome To The Jungle", "Sweet Child O' Mine" and of course "Paradise City", are constantly cranked at sports arenas, concert halls, television shows, and beyond.

Here are some vital stats about 'Appetite For Destruction':

Track listing:

1. "Welcome to the Jungle" 
2. "It's So Easy"
3. "Nightrain"
4. "Out ta Get Me"
5. "Mr. Brownstone"
6. "Paradise City"
7. "My Michelle"
8. "Think About You"
9. "Sweet Child o' Mine"
10. "You're Crazy"
11. "Anything Goes"
12. "Rocket Queen"

Total length: 53:52


- Guns N' Roses
    •    W. Axl Rose – lead vocals, percussion on "Welcome to the Jungle", synthesizer and whistle on "Paradise City"
    •    Izzy Stradlin – rhythm guitar, backing vocals, co-lead guitar on "Nightrain" and "Think About You", percussion on "Paradise City"
    •    Slash – lead guitar, co-rhythm guitar on "Nightrain" and "Think About You", acoustic guitar on "Sweet Child O' Mine" and "Think About You", talkbox on "Anything Goes"
    •    Duff McKagan – bass, backing vocals
    •    Steven Adler – drums

Additional personnel:

    •    Mike Clink – production
    •    Steve Thompson – mixing
    •    Michael Barbiero – mixing
    •    George Marino – mastering
    •    Victor Deyglio, Dave Reitzas, Micajah Ryan & Julian Stoll – engineering assistance
    •    Andy Udoff – engineering assistance
    •    Jeff Poe – engineering assistance
    •    Robert Williams – paintings
    •    Michael Hodgson – art direction, design
    •    Robert John – photography
    •    Jack Lue – photography
    •    Greg Freeman – photography

Original cover art work:

With the 25th anniversary of 'Appetite for Destruction', Noisecreep sat down with original GNR drummer Steven Adler to discuss the album. Here is what went down:

Listen to the entire album here:

Related links:
Official Site of Guns N' Roses

Friday, July 20, 2012

Help New York Rockers KILLCODE Get Their Badass Music On A Dodge Commercial!

The present and the future of the New York underground Hard Rock music scene, is in good hands thanks to hard working ass kicking bands like KILLCODE. The CODE recently released their brand NEW self-tiled album, with producer Stacy O'Dell as the leader of the project.

Right now KILLCODE is up for the chance to have their song "Liberated" featured in a NEW Dodge Commercial! They've made it to the top 100 Rock bands out of thousands of submissions across the country (which is badass!).

It takes one second, no registration required and you get a FREE SONG! Just click the link below, look for KILLCODE in the ROCK section and click Download.


Join KILLCODE tomorrow (July 21) at Irving Plaza as they will be celebrating Wendy's (owner of Wendigo Productions) birthday! Click HERE for all the details!

Related links:
Killcode on MySpace
Killcode on Reverbnation
Killcode on Facebook
Killcode on Twitter

SOULFLY To Headline 16th D-Low Fest In Memory Of Max Cavalera's Stepson Who Was Murdered!

On Thursday, August 2nd, Max Cavalera's SOULFLY will be headlining the 16th annual D-Low Memorial Festival at the Marquee Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona. Also appearing on the bill will be Incite and Lody Kong (both bands feature Max's sons) and a slew of bands that will be announced soon. The D-Low Memorial Festival is an annual event held in memory of Dana Wells (Max Cavalera's stepson), who was killed after the release of Sepultura's "Roots" in 1996. In 2004, the band recorded part of their 'The Song Remains Insane' DVD at the show.

As previously reported, SOULFLY will be performing at the 2012 "Gathering of the Juggalos", to be held August 8-12 in Cave-in-Rock, Illinois, where it's been the last few years. The event has been gaining mainstream media attention and getting larger and larger each year, with its organizers, Insane Clown Posse, welcoming hip-hop, Hard Rock and Metal performers, professional wrestlers, and comedians to the event's multiple stages, including everyone from Ice Cube, George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic, and Method Man and Redman to GWAR and Charlie Sheen. And now, SOULFLY will be the first Roadrunner Records artist to play for the notoriously volatile juggalo audience, who shower performers with love (and Faygo soda) if they like them and hurl bottles if they don't. Here is what Max Cavalera had to say about this unique opportunity:

Says frontman Max Cavalera, "It's a challenge and at the same time it's an honor that they specifically asked for SOULFLY to play at the festival. We're gonna give our best show possible and we're going to fuck shit up at the Gathering of the Juggalos".

It has also be announced that the second chapter of the "Maximum Cavalera Tour" is happening! The trek which features SOULFLY, INCITE and LODY KONG, will kick off on Tuesday, July 31st in San Francisco, California and will conclude on Friday, August 17th in Amityville, New York. A complete list of tour dates is available below.

- Tuesday July, 31st: San Francisco, CA at Slims
- Wednesday August, 1st: Santa Ana, CA at Yost theatre
- Thursday August, 2nd: Phoenix, AZ at Marquee theatre (D-Low Memorial Show)
- Friday August, 3rd: Las Vegas, NV at Cheyenne Saloon
- Saturday August, 4th: Tucson, AZ at The Rock
- Monday August, 6th: Corpus Christi, TX at House of Rock
- Tuesday August, 7th: San Antonio, TX at Korova
- Wednesday August, 8th: Little rock, AR at Juanita's
- Friday August, 10th: Toledo, OH at Headliners
- Saturday August, 11th: Mt. Clemens, MI at Emerald Theatre
- Sunday August, 12th: Joliet, IL at Mojoes
- Monday August, 13th: Covington, KY at Madison Theatre
- Tuesday August, 14th: Springfield, VA at Empire
- Wednesday August, 15th: Rochester, NY at Montage Music Hall
- Thursday August, 16th: PoughKeepsie, NY at The Chance
- Friday August, 17th: Amityville, NY at Revolution

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

Related links:
Soulfly's Official Site!
INCITE's Official Site
Lody Kong on Facebook

TESTAMENT's Gene Hoglan & Greg Christian Talk About The Production Of 'The Dark Roots Of Earth'!

One week from today, TESTAMENT will be releasing their brand NEW album 'Dark Roots of Earth' (July 27, 2012 (Europe) and July 31, 2012 (North America) via Nuclear Blast Records). The album was produced, mixed and mastered once again by the world renowned Andy Sneap (ARCH ENEMY, NEVERMORE, ACCEPT, EXODUS). Special bonus tracks were recorded, mixed and mastered by Juan Urteaga (CATTLE DECAPITATION, HEATHEN, VILE, SADUS) at his Trident Studios. The highly anticipated follow up to their 2008 release 'The Formation of Damnation' is without a doubt one of the most highly anticipated albums of the year.

Right now, you can watch the fourth and fifth part of the bands web video series showcasing the making of the album. This clips show drummer Gene Hoglan and bassist Greg Christian talking about the NEW album's production process.


- Dark Roots of Earth Jewel Case CD Track Listing:

01. Rise Up
02. Native Blood
03. Dark Roots Of Earth
04. True American Hate
05. A Day In The Death
06. Cold Embrace
07. Man Kills Mankind
08. Throne Of Thorns
09. Last Stand For Independence

- Dark Roots of Earth CD/DVD Track Listing:

01. Rise Up
02. Native Blood
03. Dark Roots Of Earth
04. True American Hate
05. A Day In The Death
06. Cold Embrace
07. Man Kills Mankind
08. Throne Of Thorns
09. Last Stand For Independence

- Bonus:

10. Dragon Attack (QUEEN cover)
11. Animal Magnetism (SCORPIONS cover)
12. Powerslave (IRON MAIDEN cover)
13. Throne Of Thornes (extended version)

 + Bonus DVD

Dark Roots of Earth Vinyl Track Listing:

- Side A:

01. Rise Up
02. Native Blood
03. Dark Roots Of Earth

- Side B:

04. True American Hate
05. A Day In The Death
06. Cold Embrace

- Side C:

07. Man Kills Mankind
08. Throne Of Thorns
09. Last Stand For Independence

- Side D (Bonus):

10. Dragon Attack (QUEEN cover)
11. Animal Magnetism (SCORPIONS cover)
12. Powerslave (IRON MAIDEN cover)

Related links:

THAT METAL SHOW Marathon To Take Place This Weekend - Details Available!

In anticipation of the premiere of the 11th season of VH1 Classic's THAT METAL SHOW, the network is having a massive marathon this weekend! The 56-hour marathon kicks off tonight at 10 PM ET and lasts until July 23 at 6 AM ET. This is your chance to re-watch some of your favorite episodes from seasons 3 through 10, or catch some of the shows that you missed.

Season 11 of TMS officially kicks off August 11! But guess what? As an added bonus, a sneak peak of an all NEW episode featuring Disturbed and Adrenaline Mob will be airing Saturday, July 21st at 11:00 PM.

So don't forget: the 56-hour TMS marathon weekend starts tonight, July 20th, at 10 PM ET on VH1Classic!

Related links:
That Metal Show

ROB ZOMBIE: Get A Free Legal Download Of Jonathan Davis' Remix Of "Thunder Kiss '65"!

On August 7th, Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) will release Rob Zombie’s 'Mondo Sex Head', a NEW album featuring Zombie classics remixed by some of todays top DJs of the EDM scene.

The first single "Thunder Kiss '65" (JDevil -Jonathan Davis- Remix) has arrived and is available for free download, there's just one catch.. you have to find 13 zombie cats first. Confused? Check it out HERE.

The track is also available on iTunes along with the 5-song 'Mondo Sex Head' EP containing remixes from "The Bloody Beetroots", "Photek" and more.

As previously reported, Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie are hitting the road together this fall, co-headlining the "Twins of Evil" tour.  Debauchery, theatrics, ghoulish imagery, and a full-on assault of all the senses are what's in store for fans when the tour kicks off, first in the U.S. and then with a 10-country sweep through Europe.

With more to be announced, dates for the "Twins of Evil" tour are as follows:

(U.S. Leg)


28   Desert Uprising Festival, Ashley Pavilion, Phoenix, AZ
29   48 Hours Festival, Las Vegas, NV


 1   USANA Amphitheatre, Salt Lake City, UT
 2   1st Bank Center, Denver, CO
 4   Topeka Expo Center, Topeka, KS
 8   Pershing Auditorium, Lincoln, NE
 9   Verizon Wireless Center, Mankato, MN
11   Allstate Arena, Chicago, IL
12   DTE Energy Music Theatre, Detroit, MI
13   US Cellular Coliseum, Bloomington, IL
15   Covelli Center, Youngstown, OH
16   The Armory, Rochester, NY
19   Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, NJ
20   Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT
21   Verizon Wireless Arena, Manchester, NH
23   Agganis Arena, Boston, MA
25   Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood, Atlanta, GA
30   Reliant Arena, Houston, TX
31   Dallas, TX

(European Leg)


26   London, UK
27   Manchester, UK
28   Glasgow SECC, UK
29   Birmingham, UK


 1   Luxembourg
 2   Bochum, Germany
 3   Amsterdam, The Netherlands
 5   Stockholm, Sweden
 6   Copenhagen, Denmark
 8   Vienna, Austria
 9   Munich, Germany
10   Basel, Switzerland
12   Bologna, Italy

Related links:

12 Killed At The BATMAN "Dark Knight Rises" Premiere In Aurora, Colorado - Statement From President Obama Available!!

Earlier this morning, Denver Police confirmed that a masked gunman killed 12 people at a midnight showing of the NEW Batman movie: "Dark Knight Rises". This very sad event took place at a mall in Aurora, Colorado (a suburb of Denver). The gunman turned joy into tragedy when he hurled a gas canister into the auditorium and opened fire on moviegoers.

According to hospital officials, about fifty others (including children) were wounded in the attack on the showing of  the movie, some of whom were treated for the effects of tear gas, hospital officials said.

"This is a horrific event," Aurora Police Chief Dan Oates told a news conference, adding that a suspect was taken into custody in the parking lot behind the theater. He had initially put the death toll at 14, but a spokesman later told NBC the toll had been revised to 12.

Reuters has gathered the following information:

- Police said the Aurora gunman had appeared at the front of the theater during the movie and released a canister which let out a hissing sound before gunfire erupted.

- Dozens of police were at the scene, and the authorities evacuated the area while they checked for any explosive devices. They said there was no evidence of a second gunman.

- Wendy Post, who was waiting to be reunited with her daughter at a local high school following the shooting, said her daughter told her the shooting erupted just minutes after the film began.

"She saw the exit door open and something was thrown across the screen, and then shooting started," she told local NBC affiliate 9News television. "It was chaos."

- President Barack Obama, who was notified of the shooting on Friday morning by his homeland security adviser, John Brennan, urged Americans to "stand together" with the people of Aurora in the hours and days to come.

"Michelle and I are shocked and saddened by the horrific and tragic shooting in Colorado. Federal and local law enforcement are still responding, and my administration will do everything that we can to support the people of Aurora in this extraordinarily difficult time," Obama said in a statement.

"As we do when confronted by moments of darkness and challenge, we must now come together as one American family," he added.

- Colorado has suffered mass killings in the past. In 1999, two students opened fire at Columbine High School in the suburb of Littleton, near Denver, killing 12 students and a teacher.

Here is an image of the suspect:

More about this story can be seen HERE!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

STRIFE Reveal NEW Album Details & Video Teaser!

Southern California Hardcore band STRIFE has signed a recording deal with 6131 Records and will be releasing their forthcoming album, 'Witness A Rebirth' this fall.

Some bands leave such an impression on fans that, even after two decades, their sound still resonates deep and wide. STRIFE is one of them, and once again tapping into the energy that has kept listeners interested for 21 years.

After touring the world recently, they decided it was time to unleash a NEW batch of songs after 11 years of recording silence. The groundwork for what would become their newest album, 'Witness A Rebirth', has been laid and their collective efforts began down the road to realization.

With producer Nick Jett (Terror, Rotting Out, Backtrack) at the helm, STRIFE recruited friend and previous collaborator, Iggor Cavalera (founding member of Sepultura and current Cavalera Conspiracy) to perform drums for the album and traveled to Brazil to start the recording process with him. Soon after, they returned to California and put the rest of the pieces into place, including guest vocals by Billy Graziadei (Biohazard) and Scott Vogel (Terror), plus a guitar solo by Marc Rizzo (Soulfly, Cavalera Conspiracy). The rest serves as a testament to their talent, bridging their past (especially the contemporary Hardcore sound. 'Witness A Rebirth' is at once both refreshing and evocative.

A teaser video for 'Witness A Rebirth' is available here:

Related links:
Strife on MySpace

RIGHTEOUS PIGS, CARCASS & VENOM Are Part Of The First Batch Of Bands Announced For Next Year's Maryland DeathFest!

Are you sitting down? If you are, get up and get ready to headbang out of excitement! This just in: RIGHTEOUS PIGS, the long-defunct Punk/death Metal band featuring badass guitarist Mitch Harris (NAPALM DEATH), have announced that they will reform for a very exclusive U.S. appearance at next year's Maryland DeathFest!

The historic event will take place during the weekend of May 23-26, 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland. Also in the works are several European festival appearances.

RIGHTEOUS PIGS' lineup for the upcoming shows will be the same one that recorded the band's second album, 'Stress Related' (released in 1990):

- Mitch Harris: Guitars
- Joe Caper: Vocals
- Stephen Chiatovich:Bass
- Alan Strong: Drums

Maryland DeathFest 2013 (more bands to be announced):


Related links:

CANNIBAL CORPSE Are Ready To Slaughter Ear Drums; The 2012 Summer Slaughter Tour Is Finally Here!

Tomorrow night, American Death Metal legends CANNIBAL CORPSE will kick off their headlining spot on this year's Summer Slaughter tour at the House Of Blues in Los Angeles (now SOLD OUT)! The band will be joined by label mates Between The Buried and Me, Job For A Cowboy and Goatwhore as well as The Faceless, Periphery, Veil of Maya, and Cerebral Bore. In honor of the tour kick off, Metal Injection will be hosting a pre-game Summer Slaughter podcast which will allow fans to chat LIVE with the bands. The one-hour pre-game show begins at 3:00pm EST/12:00pm PST at THIS LOCATION. Don't miss it.

Additionally, CANNIBAL CORPSE will appear on day two (August 18, 2012) of this year's inaugural Knot Fest alongside fest headlining hosts Slipknot, Deftones, Lamb Of God, Deathklok and more! For more info head over to the official website HERE.

CANNIBAL CORPSE are touring in support of their critically lauded, impossibly brutal full-length, 'Torture', released through Metal Blade Records earlier this Spring. On the twelfth studio offering of their inspiring twenty-four year career, the Floridian quintet have never sounded so vital, the album building upon the wealth of powerful, dark, and memorable songs comprising 2006's 'Kill' and 2009's 'Evisceration Plague' and pointedly upping the ante at every turn. The record landed the band at #38 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart upon its first week of release, making it the highest debut in CANNIBAL CORPSE history! Torture landed at #7 on the Billboard Top Independent Album Chart, #4 on the Billboard Top Hard Music Albums chart and #32 Billboard Top Current Albums Chart. Produced by Hate Eternal's Erik Rutan, Torture continues to reap critical accolades from critics and fans around the globe and is yet another testament to CANNIBAL CORPSE's permanent allegiance to shrewdly arranged, pile-driving Death Metal madness.

The 2012 Summer Slaughter Tour:

7/20- Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues

7/21- San Diego, CA @ SOMA

7/22- Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
7/23- Scottsdale, AZ @ Venue of Scottsdale

7/25- Dallas, TX @ House of Blues

7/26- San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
7/27- Mission, TX @ Pharr Events Center
7/28- Houston, TX @ House of Blues
7/30- Tampa, FL @ The Ritz

7/31- Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution

8/01- Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
8/02- Knoxville, TN @ The Valarium

8/03- Charlotte, NC @ Amos Southend

8/04- Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
8/05- Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero

8/07- Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom

8/08- New York, NY @ Irving Plaza

8/09- Albany, NY @ Northern Lights
8/10- Worcester, MA @ The Palladium

8/11- Montreal, QC @ Heavy Montreal
8/12- Toronto, ON @ Heavy Toronto
8/14- Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues

8/15- Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew's
8/16- Chicago, IL @ House Blues
8/17- Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
8/18- St. Paul, MN @ Station 4

8/20- Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall

8/22- Seattle, WA @ The Showbox Sodo

8/23- Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater

8/24- San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore

8/25- Anaheim, CA @ The Grove

Related links:
Order Cannibal Corpse's NEW Album 'Torture'
Cannibal Corpse on Metal Blade Records
Cannibal Corpse on Facebook
Cannibal Corpse on YouTube
Cannibal Corpse on Twitter

The "Zakk Wylde Anthology" To Feature Over 20 Songs

Have you always wanted to shred like guitar legend Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society, ex-Ozzy Osbourne)? Well, Cherry Lane Music has you covered. On October 1st, the company will release a note-for-note guitar tab book entitled "Zakk Wylde Anthology".

The book features 23 songs transcripted from Zakk's playing from his extensive career. The book will soon be available for pre-order from MusicDispatch.com.

Featured songs:

- Between Heaven And Hell
- Bleed For Me
- The Blessed Hellride
- Bored To Tears
- Concrete Jungle
- Darkest Days (unplugged version)
- Fire It Up
- The First Noel
- Funeral Bell
- Hell Is High
- I Don't Want To Change The World
- In This River
- Lords Of Destruction
- Losin' Your Mind
- Mama, I'm Coming Home
- Miracle Man
- No More Tears
- Sold My Soul
- Speedball
- Stillborn
- Stronger Than Death
- Suicide Messiah
- Superterrorizer

As previously reported, Zakk and his wife Barbaranne, welcome their fourth child on independence day: Wednesday, July 4 at 11:40 PM. He weighed in at 8 pounds, 1.3 ounces and measured 21 inches long. The name of the baby?

Sabbath Page Wielandt Wylde

"Me and my immortal beloved, Barbaranne, are blessed to have our fourth little berzerker, Sabbath Page Wielandt Wylde," said Wylde. "He is named after all things beyond Fonzarelli-approved: BLACK SABBATH, Jimmy Page, and my father, Jerome Wielandt, who was a World War II veteran."

Click HERE to see some pictures of Zakk's NEW baby!

Related links:
Black Label Society
Zakk Wylde

HATE ETERNAL Is Coming To Sur América & América Central - Details Available!

Death Metal titans HATE ETERNAL have announced a week-long tour that will take them through Central America and into South America. The band's first-ever trip to these countries begins with a September 1st show in Mexico City, Mexico as part of the UltraMetal festival and concludes with a Sept. 8 stop in San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

HATE ETERNAL is touring in support of its latest full-length, the critically-acclaimed 'Phoenix Amongst the Ashes'. 'Phoenix…' was a staple in 2011 years' end Metal "Best-of" lists and is arguably the finest album in the band's long and storied career.

"a stop-starting, tempo-shifting, weird-riff-unleashing example of Death Metal at its most dynamic. Far from a dead end, this is a whole NEW path." Decibel Magazine, #6 on Decibel's Top 40 Extreme Albums of 2011

"Hate Eternal is one of the most important, vital 'true' Death Metal bands in existence." Lambgoat.com

"'Phoenix Amongst the Ashes' is an explosive and chaotic cacophony of guttural barks, complex, discordant riffs and detonating blastbeats… Hate Eternal have solidified into an unstoppable isosceles war triangle of death, with General Rutan bulldozing his way through enemy lines, reinforced by drummer Jade Simonetto and bassists JJ Hrubovcak." Terrorizer Magazine

"Phoenix showcases a far more dynamic band. Guitar passages range from weedly to art-y to textured… juxtaposing break-neck verses with near-mid-tempo groove sections… Simonetto takes the gold for endurance." DRUM! Magazine

HATE ETERNAL "Phoenix Amongst the Ashes" South & Central American Tour:

- Sept. 1 Mexico City, Mexico @ Circo Volador (as part of Ultra Metal w/ Absu, Malevolent Creation)
- Sept. 2 Medellin, Colombia @ Cero Radical
- Sept. 4 Bogota, Colombia @ Club Cadillac
- Sept. 6 San Jose, Costa Rica @ Club Peppers (w/ Symphony X, Kamelot, Fractal Reality)
- Sept. 7 Managua, Nicaragua @ Casa Del Obrero (CST)
- Sept. 8 San Pedro Sula, Honduras @ 15 Brigada de Infanteria

Related links:
Hate Eternal
Metal Blade Records

BLACK TUSK Announce U.S. Headlining Tour - Dates Available!

Savannah, Georgia's BLACK TUSK, are in the midst of their first ever European headline tour.  The run will wrap up this week with a festival appearance in Tonsberg, Norway with an appearance at Slottsfjell Fest.

BLACK TUSK have confirmed a string of North American headlining dates for this fall. The run kicks off October 13th in Johnson City, TN and is scheduled to wrap up October 24th in Portland, Oregon. The band is touring in support of their latest release 'Set The Dial' which is streaming in full below. The album is available for purchase via Relapse.com and iTunes. 

BLACK TUSK took part in the inaugural "Orion Music + More Festival" curated by Metallica this past June. Pop Culture Madness caught up with the guitarist Andrew Fidler for an interview at the festival. Check it out HERE. Andrew also chatted with The Rock Revival, that interview can be seen HERE.

European Tour With Okkultokrati:

7/19: Gothenburg, Sweden @ Truckstop Alaska 
7/20: Tonsberg, Norway @ Slottsfjell Fest

Fall North American Headline Tour: 

10/13: Johnson City, TN @ The Hideaway
10/14: Nashville, TN @ The End w/ Skeletonwitch
10/15: Louisville, KY @ Magbar
10/16: Chattanooga, TN @ JJ's Bohemia
10/17: Indianapolis, IN @ The Jukebox
10/18: Peoria, IL @ Brass Rail
10/19: Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
10/21: Billings, MT @ Manny's
10/22: Spokane, WA @ The A Club
10/23: Seattle, WA @ Highline
10/24: Portland, OR @ Plan B
11/28: Little Rock, AR @ Downtown Music Hall

Related links:
Click here to listen to Black Tusk's NEW song 'Bring Me Darkness'
Click here to pre-order Black Tusk's "Set The Dial" via Relapse Records
Click here to pre-order Black Tusk's "Set The Dial" via iTunes

LAMB OF GOD's Mark Morton: "Here's a tune I worked on with some friends the other night. Something different. Hope you enjoy."

Mark Morton from LAMB OF GOD, is arguably one of the best Heavy Metal guitarists today. His style of playing is definitely to blame for the musical evolution of the Kings of New American Metal! Since he is currently at home in Richmond, Virginia, awaiting for the return of his friend and bandmate Randy Blythe (who is currently arrested in Prague, Czech Republic), Morton got together with some buds and recorded a NEW song!

Entitled "To Make Sure2", the song is available for free legal download at this location.

As previously reported, Randy Blythe was arrested Wednesday (June 27) at the Prague airport on manslaughter charges. Blythe, 41, who was represented by two lawyers in court, is accused of causing the fatal injury that occurred at LAMB OF GOD's May 24, 2010 show in Prague. The singer apparently either pushed or struck a 19-year-old fan named Daniel who had come on stage, and that person died 14 days later of bleeding in the brain. Here is the latest in Blythe's criminal investigation:

According to iDNES.cz (Czech news network), a session behind doors was held yesterday (July 16) at the Prague Municipal Court regarding the Randy Blythe criminal investigation. The good news is that the court has dismissed the prosecution's motion to deny Blythe's bail.

But yet again, the Czech authorities have thrown a dangerous curve ball at Blythe: they have doubled the money required for bail from $200K to $400 K! According to Blythe's legal team, this is equivalent to the salary that Blythe earns in two years.

So Blythe's nightmare is not over yet! As previously reported, the prosecution can still reject his bail and keep this case alive for as long as they want.

Blythe's next bail hearing is set for this Thursday (July 19), lets hope they release him from prison and that he can get back on the road with LAMB OF GOD!

Here is Randy Blythe's first interview since being arrested!
Click here to donate your beer money to the "Randy Blythe Legal Fund"

Click here to sign the petition to FREE Randy Blythe!

Related links:
Lamb Of God's Official Site

FEAR FACTORY Announce U.S. Dates For The World Industrialist Tour 2012!

Legendary Metal manipulators FEAR FACTORY are pleased to announce a U.S. headlining tour next month. Set to commence on August 1 in Fresno, California, the next segment of the "The World Industrialist Tour 2012" will pummel its way across the country and includes a stop at this year’s Juggalo Gathering in Cave In Rock, Illinois alongside Soulfly, Static X, DMX, Onyx, and George Clinton among others. Additional dates will be announced in the coming days. Comments guitarist Dino Cazares: “We are really looking forward to getting back on tour to play classic FEAR FACTORY songs and NEW songs from The Industrialist!”

This will mark the FEAR FACTORY’s first official trek in support of 'The Industrialist', unleashed to North American fans June 5 via Candlelight Records. The second album written by Cazares and vocalist Burton C. Bell since reuniting in 2009 after a seven-year split., 'The Industrialist' debuted on Billboard’s Top 200 chart at position 38 and maintained the #1 spot on the CMJ charts for three consecutive weeks. Commended by Revolver Magazine in a 4/5 review for offering up “the same pulsating, angry urgency of old…nicely counterbalanced by some incredibly deft melodies,” while Metal Underground opined: “Burton C. Bell’s vocal harmonies, the group’s dynamics, Dino’s guitar play and, of course, the tightness of the rhythm section -- featuring newcomer Matt DeVries of Chimaira fame on bass -- was created with such superb craftsmanship that the album is in constant rotation in my brain, leading to play after play in the physical world, ” 'The Industrialist' continues to floor fans and critics internationally.

FEAR FACTORY - The World Industrialist Tour 2012:

8/01/2012 The Starline – Fresno, CA
8/02/2012 Brick By Brick - San Diego, CA
8/03/2012 Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ
8/05/2012 Cheyenne Saloon - Las Vegas, NV
8/07/2012 Sunshine Theatre – Albuquerque, NM
8/09/2012 Juggalo Gathering - Cave In Rock, IL
8/10/2012 Piere's - Ft. Wayne, IN
8/11/2012 WIIL Rock Fest - Twin Lakes, WI
8/12/2012 Emerald Theatre - Mt. Clemens, MI
8/14/2012 Altar Bar – Pittsburgh, PA
8/15/2012 Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
8/16/2012 Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY
8/17/2012 Reverb – Reading, PA
8/18/2012 Coliseo Roberto Clelemente – San Juan, PR
8/19/2012 Revolution – Amityville, NY

Video by: Zulie Alvarez (www.zuliephotographierocks.com/)

Related links:
Fear Factory

VISION OF DISORDER Reveal NEW Album Cover & Announce Hometown CD Release Show!

Recently, Candlelight Records confirmed September 18 as the North America release date for 'The Cursed Remain Cursed', the NEW album from New York’s VISION OF DISORDER. Teaming with producer Will Putney (Shadows Fall, Suicide Silence) and mixer Cameron Webb (Motorhead, Social Distortion), 'The Cursed Remain Cursed' features eleven NEW songs, including the album’s lead single “Loveless.” It is the first NEW recording by the band in over ten years.

"We feel we accomplished a very unique, vicious and exciting record without compromising the VOD brand of hardcore,” says guitarist Mike Kennedy. "'The Cursed Remain Cursed' sounds like nothing we've ever done." Vocalist Tim Williams adds, “the songs are raw, real and from the heart."

Recently, the band announced a record release show:

Today, the band has revealed the album cover for 'The Cursed Remain Cursed'!

Upcoming VISION OF DISORDER live dates include:

9/14/2012 The Underworld - London, UK
9/15/2012 Mojo Live - Manchester, UK
10/19/12 Club Revolution - Long Island, NY (hometown CD release show) - TICKETS
11/24/12 Music Hall of Williamsburg - Brooklyn, NY

Stay tuned for more VOD news!

Related links:
VOD on MySpace

Study Says That Headbangers Are Smarter Than Classical Music Fans!

Do clever kids headbang? Well, according to a survey conducted by psychologist Stuart Cadwallader, teenagers who crank up Heavy Music could be unusually bright. As we all know, many of us (if not all of us) use loud/fast music as a way to deal with the pressure of being gifted outsiders.

Cadwallader, who surveyed 1,057 members of the National Academy for Gifted and Talented Youth (now IGGY: International Gateway for Gifted Youth), had this to say about the research he gathered:

"There is a perception of gifted students as being into classical music. That's an inaccurate stereotype." So in the wise words of MACHINE HEAD's Robb Flynn: "HEADBANG MOTHERF'ER!"

Note: IGGY is targeted at the brightest young people (aged 11–19) from across the globe.

Related links:
IGGY Online

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

MAYHEM FESTIVAL CRUISE Announces Tickets for Life, Military Discounts, New Quad Cabin Deals & More!

The first annual MAYHEM FESTIVAL CRUISE, taking place aboard the Carnival Imagination from  Friday, December 7, 2012 to Monday, December 10, 2012, is pleased to announce special discounts and deals going on sale on today (Wednesday, July 18th)!

New Deals and Discounts:
- A special military discount is being offered at $599+ $249 port tax for an ocean view cabin (based on doubles).
- New Quad cabin deal: 4A cabins Quads are now just $599 per person plus port tax.
- Each friend that you refer to attend the cruise, you get $50 of onboard credit!
- Anyone that purchases a cruise package will receive a ticket to the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL for life!

Visit MayhemCruise.com for more information on these new deals and check out a new video about the new cruise deals at this location!

From the creators of the country’s largest touring Heavy Music festival experience and presented in conjunction with Hal Roseman of Rose Tours, the first annual MAYHEM FESTIVAL CRUISE will depart from the Port of Miami, FL and travel to the Bahamas and back during the dates noted above. Hosted by Jose Mangin of Sirius XM Liquid Metal, fans will experience a blistering 90-minute set from each one of these killer heavy metal bands: LAMB OF GOD, MACHINE HEAD, ANTHRAX, HATEBREED, SUICIDE SILENCE, and KINGDOM OF SORROW—as well as additional showcase sets from Century Media, Metal Blade Records, Roadrunner Records and Sumerian Records artists including GOJIRA, PERIPHERY, BORN OF OSIRIS, BATTLECROSS, OTHERWISE, GIRL ON FIRE, ANTI MORTEM, and GYSPYHAWK.

Mayhem veterans JDevil (Jonathan Davis of KORN) and DJ Starscream (Sid of SLIPKNOT) will also perform full DJ sets each night, as well as Mechanize  (Lee McKinney of Born of Osiris).

There’s more to this voyage than heavy metal impaling your eardrums!
Come hang with Clown (of SLIPKNOT) as he curates his own art show on the cruise, as well as hosts to FANGORIA'S VIDEO NASTIES FILM FESTIVAL. (ADDING IN SOME ADDITIONAL INFORMATION)

“FANGORIA is thrilled to be working with the Mayhem Cruise! The mix of Heavy Metal music and horror films should provide for an epic adventure on the high seas!”

- Bekah McKendry, Fangoria Entertainment

Laugh along with ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL’s comedian BIG JAY OAKERSON and THE LEGIONS OF SKANK featuring LUIS J. GOMEZ and DAVE SMITH, who are set to perform two raunchy and raucous stand-up shows each night!

Enjoy daily artist panels with stories from the road and music industry tips! Speakers include ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL co-creators John Reese and Kevin Lyman, amongst other musical icons.
Check out the Neo-Burlesque dance troupe IRON FIST VELVET GLOVE CARNAL REVIEW. See the diverse and sexy dancers in an edgy underground setting.

Other entertainment on board will include:

BEACHER'S MADHOUSE: A full casino featuring a three-night poker tournament with artists and fans side by side
+ Meet & Greets, signings, and photo-ops throughout the ship!

Related links:
Click here to purchase tickets for the MAYHEM CRUISE!
Rockstar Mayhemfest.com
LAMB OF GOD's Official Site
ANTHRAX's Official Site
MACHINE HEAD's Official Site
HATEBREED's Official Site

TESTAMENT Announce CD Listening Party In New York City + Meet & Greet With Alex Skolnick!

In case you didn't know, TESTAMENT will be releasing a NEW album entitled 'Dark Roots of Earth' on July 27, 2012 (Europe) and July 31, 2012 (North America) via Nuclear Blast Records. The album was produced, mixed and mastered once again by the world renowned Andy Sneap (ARCH ENEMY, NEVERMORE, ACCEPT, EXODUS). Special bonus tracks were recorded, mixed and mastered by Juan Urteaga (CATTLE DECAPITATION, HEATHEN, VILE, SADUS) at his Trident Studios. The highly anticipated follow up to their 2008 release 'The Formation of Damnation' is without a doubt one of the most highly anticipated albums of the year.

SLIPKNOT Share 7 Super Gross Stories Compiled Throughout The Years!

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of SLIPKNOT's groundbreaking album 'Iowa' (double-CD reissue available now via Roadrunner Records), the great folks over at Spin.com talked to some of the members of SLIPKNOT and gathered seven super gross stories that might make you gag!

7. The One With The Fans Who Maybe Should Wash More

Shawn "Clown" Crahan, #6: "There's one thing that I think is pretty gross but I don't want it to be demeaning to anybody. I started wearing surgical gloves at in-stores. I would shake hands with everyone, of course. But I would look at the line and see folks rubbing their hands on their nose, looking like they hadn't showered in four days. I mean, I'll shake their hand, but when you do an in-store for 4,000 people, you're like, 'I just got exposed to Cincinnati.' The other band members thoughts I was an asshole, but I remember after one in-store, I showed them the palm of the glove and it was black. Not just a little dirt, but pitch black."

6. The One Where Sid Broke Both of His Heels

Corey Taylor, #8: "Oh, yeah, Sid broke both of his[heels] on the first night of the Mayhem Festival (in the 2008 version). He was in so much pain he was having a hard time doing his parts."

Sid Wilson, #0: "Yep, both my heels at the beginning of a show. I was jumping over Paul [Gray, bassist], done it a million times, and for some reason this time I was a little far behind my self and I had on all 30, 40 pounds of leather and chains, kind of a Road Warrior thing. I had done the jump in dress shoes lots of times. I was cocky and I didn't look at the arena first. So I jumped and smashed into my heels and broke both of them. Tremendous amount of pain. I finished the show, but I did the rest of the tour in a wheelchair. Some nights I'd end up crawling around on stage, dragging my body around. I looked like a guy from Hellraiser."

5. The One at the Viper Room:

Taylor: "While we were recording 'Iowa', I was nearly banned for life from the Rainbow Bar & Grill on the Sunset Strip,where the clientele has not changed in 30 years. I saw one of my heroes there, a guy I just worshiped, and he was being really unpleasant. And that really bummed me out and I got wasted. In my drunken anger, I started hurling shot glasses at him. I was asked to leave and the owner the next day called my manager and said, 'If he ever pulls that again, he's banned for life.'

"So I'm already hammered and we go taking off down Sunset, we're jumping parking meters and we're in front of the Viper Room and my buddy looks at me and says, 'I bet you could put your foot right through that.' So I kicked that plate glass window, wearing shorts. It shatters and I turn around and there is a cop car sitting right at the red light. I didn't even try to run, I just walked over and put my hands on the hood. They were very cool about it, they very politely handcuffed me and sat me on the curb right outside the Viper Room.

"People are coming out and laughing at me. I just start spitting at them and cursing them. The cops throw me in the back of the cop car and I just passed out in the back seat. Next thing I know I'm sitting in a chair at the station. And the station gets a call from the cops on the scene. They said, the owners are here and if I paid for the damage they wouldn't press charges. So we go back to the Viper Room. And I just looked like a lump of shit at that point, and I had just enough money to pay for the damage. I come stumbling across the street towards the owners with a fist full of the grossest money you have ever seen. It was like you put $500 in your pocket and worked out all day. I remember just putting this revolting money into one of their hands and I collapsed in my friend's car. The next thing I know, I wake up in my hotel, basically naked, some girl in my bed, no idea who it was and there's porn on the TV. "

4. The One With the Pee:

Taylor: "I can tell you that a person in the band, won't tell you which one, was filmed in England on the floor of a shower area, having two chicks piss on him. It was definitely the strangest threesome ever. And it just fucking shows you how disturbed this band is that everyone was there, crew and band alike. It was definitely a very strange event."

3. The One With the Dead Bird:

Wilson: "We had a dead bird in a jar. Clown kept it in there for a long time. We'd bring it out on stage and take big deep breaths out of it, see what death smelled like, have that inside you, gets you in that dark place. It would make you throw up immediately, vomit in your mask. He had it in there for so long it started getting this gelatinous liquid in the jar as it decayed. One particular show, early on in our career, when the bird was at that stage, Clown huffed it, I huffed it, I threw up immediately. But the O.G. Maggots, before we made it big, they were nuts. They were saying, 'Let us smell it.' So we put the jar down there and they start pulling out this stuff and eating it! I think it was more disturbing for us. The kids were sicker than we were. They always had something to prove."

2. The One With the Pig Heart:

Crahan: "In the early days, I would get a lot of dead birds, alot of dead shit in jars, mainly birds, of course. But there was one girl on the east coast who brought me a cow heart or a pig heart. I just remember her coming up and, like, smacking me in the head and throwing this heart down and being like, 'Can you sign this?' "

1. The One With the Decaying Human Femur:

Crahan: "This is the craziest thing that ever happened and it kinda bothered me for a while. We were in a foreign country, I won't say which one to protect this girl's identity. She was living it like we were living it. Her clothes looked like sewed that shit up herself, really weird material, but it was what she loved.

"She gave me a human femur bone that she had written 'People = Shit' on it. It wasn't a normal clean, bleached bone. It was brown and dirty and she had clearly gotten it from a grave. The country where we were, it was very easy to do. This bone had sand and dust on it and in blue ball point pen right in the middle, 'People = Shit.' I mean, I believe the soul immediately goes when we died and even thought the body is just a shell, I still want to have respect for those remains. But if there's one thing we are saying in Slipknot, it's 'Don't ever judge me.' So I sat her down and had a very personal talk with her. She was very deep into our thought processes and really in love with our idea, so in love that she went to these realms. So there was a person [from whom the bone was taken] that had no idea they were going to be brought into our thought process. That's how circumstantial and random life is."

Don't forget to catch SLIPKNOT at the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL (remaining tour dates):

7/18 – Oklahoma City, OK
7/20 – St. Louis, MO
7/21 – Chicago, IL
7/22 – Detroit, MI
7/24 – Cincinnati, OH
7/25 – Cleveland, OH
7/27 – Philadelphia, PA
7/28 – Pittsburgh, PA
7/29 – Washington, DC
7/31 – Saratoga, NY
8/1 – Buffalo, NY
8/3 – Boston, MA
8/4 – Scranton, PA
8/5 – Hartford, CT

Related links:
SLIPKNOT's official site
Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival

REFUSED & OFF's New York City Show Tonight Moved Into Another Venue - Details Available!

REFUSED & OFF: Apocalyptic Weather In New York City Forces Show Cancellation!

Swedish punk rockers REFUSED were scheduled to perform tonight at the Williamsburg Park in Brooklyn, New York, but due to an insane storm in the New York metropolitan area the show has been cancelled. Here is a statement from the band and the organizers:

"See below regarding show with OFF! tonight Williamsburg Park. We are still performing on The Jimmy Fallon Show at 12:35am EST

"Due to inclement weather, we are very sorry to inform the fans of Refused and OFF! that this evening’s performance has been cancelled. Because of the band’s tight scheduling, the show will not be rescheduled for Williamsburg Park. Refunds will be available at point of purchase."

REFUSED's upcoming tour dates HERE!

Related links:
REFUSED's Official Site

OBITUARY Announce "Carnival of Death" Tour Dates!

Earlier this week, legendary Florida death metal tyrants OBITUARY announced their long-anticipated North American headlining tour. Brought to you by Rock The Nation and sponsored by Fender, the near month-long Carnival Of Death Tour 2012 will run through September and include additional audio demolition from Broken Hope, Decrepit Birth, Jungle Rot and Encrust!

Comments OBITUARY guitarist Trevor Peres, “The Carnival of Death tour will be OBITUARY's first full North American tour in three years. We are looking forward to it and it is sure to be brutal!”

OBITUARY with Broken Hope, Decrepit Birth, Jungle Rot, Encrust:

9/08/2012 Haven Lounge – Orlando, FL
9/10/2012 Empire – Springfield, VA
9/11/2012 Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
9/12/2012 Bogie’s – Albany, NY
9/13/2012 Imperial – Quebec City, QC
9/14/2012 Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC
9/15/2012 The Opera House – Toronto, ON
9/16/2012 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
9/17/2012 Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL
9/19/2012 Osborne Village Inn – Winnipeg, MB
9/20/2012 The Exchange – Regina, SK
9/21/2012 Pawn Shop – Edmonton, AB
9/22/2012 The Level Nightclub – Kelowna, BC
9/23/2012 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
9/25/2012 The Alley – Reno, NV
9/26/2012 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
9/27/2012 Key Club – West Hollywood, CA
9/28/2012 El Rey Theatre – Albuquerque, NM
9/29/2012 Trees – Dallas, TX

Related links:
Obituary's Official Site
Obituary on Facebook
Follow Obituary on Twitter
Obituary on MySpace

Jam To Some DEEP PURPLE In Memory Of Jon Lord - Isolated Tracks Available!

Earlier this week, Jon Lord of Deep Purple died earlier at the age of 71. The co-founder and keyboard player with the Heavy Metal pioneers passed after suffering a pulmonary embolism. Earlier this year, Lord was diagnosed as suffering from pancreatic cancer, a normally swiftly developing and deadly form of cancer. Lord was was surrounded by his family at the London Clinic. Jon Lord is survived by his wife Vickie and two daughters — Amy and Sara (please keep them in your thoughts and prayers).

More about this breaking story HERE!
The origin of Heavy Metal can be traced back to pivotal trailblazers like Deep Purple. Their monstrous sound was a precursor to the decades of Metal mayhem that would only follow in the shadow of this legendary band. Now, with Jammit you can hear Deep Purple from a perspective that only few have had the privilege. Isolate or remove Blackmore’s guitar, Lord’s organ, Paice’s drums, Glover’s bass or Gillan’s vocals from the rest of the mix.

Follow the scrolling scores with slow down and section looping—even record your own performance—Jammit makes it easy to “join” the band! Join DEEP PURPLE right now by clicking HERE!

 Click here to find out what the Heavy Music community has to say about the passing of Jon Lord
Related links:
Jon Lord's Official Site
Deep Purple's Official Site

Hungry? Watch The Premiere Of "THE GWAR-B-Q" Commercial!

Today, Ring Dog Rescue and Slave Pit Inc. released the commercial for their annual summer slaughter-fest, "THE GWAR-B-Q", as well as many other details about the event. With a musical bill that surpasses even the greatest line-ups of past GWAR-B-Q's, and the securing of the ultimate venue for the event, Hadad's Water Park, this GWAR-B-Q is shaping up to be the most awesome one in the history of the hallowed event!

Check out the completely SICK line-up!

: Antarctica
The Casualties
: New York, NY
Strike Anywhere
: Richmond, VA/Los Angeles, CA
San Francisco, CA
Valient Thorr
: Atlanta, GA
Portland, OR
The Burial
: Louisville, KY
: Washington, DC
Richmond, VA
Lost Tribe
: Richmond, VA
Richmond, VA
Antietam 1862:
Richmond, VA
Richmond, VA
Black Naked Wings:
Richmond, VA

Doors open at 11:00 a.m. All of the set times and set lengths are TBA. Tickets will be available at www.gwarbq.com starting on July 9th. Ticket info is as follows: 

- Standard Ticket $25- All-day entry
- Deluxe Ticket $35- All-day entry and official GBQ T-Shirt
- Premium Ticket $75- All-day entry, official GBQ T-Shirt, meet-and-greet signing and full-on partying with your Lords and Masters, the mighty GWAR! And not only that but one lucky premium ticket holder will get a chance to actually appear on stage during the GWAR show, and be sacrificed in an appropriately gruesome manner. And the GWAR show itself shall be even more awesome than it usually is, due to the return of classic GWAR member and Scumdog of the Universe, The Sexecutioner!

This year's GWAR-B-Q would not be possible without a slew of kick ass sponsors including: 

- Jagermeister
- Red Bull
- Enemy Ink
- Arnette Sunglasses
- SINED Snowboards and Skateboards
- RVA Magazine

Of course a GWAR-B-Q would not be complete without tons of food and booze! Here's a list of some of the vendors that have been lined up for the event: 

- Loveland Beer Distributors- PBR, Miller Lite
- Alamo BBQ
- Lamplighter Coffee
- Thai Cabin
- Sustinence
- RVA Vegan
- Rooster Cart
- Mr Softee
- Cakes by Eve
- Taboo Girls
- Enemy Ink Merchandise
- Indie Merch
- Band Merchandise

One of the greatest things about this year's GWAR-B-Q is the venue, the amazing Hadads Water Park. Take a break from the sound and fury by passing out into one of the delightful pools at this slice of old-school waterpark heaven. Get your driving directions here

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