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Saturday, August 11, 2012

METALLICA Celebrate James Hetfield's Birthday In Mexico; Band Unleashes NEW Stage Design!

On Thursday, August 2, METALLICA celebrated James Hetfield's 49th birthday in Mexico City. At the end of the concert, which was the fourth show of the band's eight-date run at Palacio de los Deportes (Sports Palace), Hetfield for pied in the face in a sign of appreciation for 49 years of rocking!

METALLICA's setlist for the August 2 concert:

01. Creeping Death
02. For Whom The Bell Tolls
03. Fuel
04. Ride The Lightning
05. One
06. Cyanide
07. The Memory Remains
08. The Four Horsemen
09. Sad But True
10. Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
11. ...And Justice For All
12. Fade To Black
13. Master Of Puppets
14. Battery
15. Nothing Else Matters
16. Enter Sandman


17. Helpless
18. Seek & Destroy

Photos and video footage below courtesy of Metallica.com.

As previously reported, Rolling Stone magazine sat down with all the four members of METALLICA — guitarist/vocalist James Hetfield, drummer Lars Ulrich, guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Robert Trujillo — at the bands headquarters in San Rafael, California.

When asked about how far along is the band with the writing of the NEW album, James Hetfield said: "I only have 846 riffs. In iTunes, you can see how many things you've got. And that does not include the soundchecks, the stuff we goof around with here. You plug in an amp. Suddenly it makes you feel good — you come up with a riff. 'Dude, did you get that?' You can't get away from being recorded here." More information on METALLICA's NEW album HERE!

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Season 11 Of THAT METAL SHOW Premieres Tonight on VH1 Classic!

Season 11 of THAT METAL SHOW officially kicks off tonight (August 11) at 11 PM on VH1 Classic! For tonight's episode, Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson and Jim Florentine, welcome DISTURBED's front man David Draiman and ADRENALINE MOB's Russell Allen and Mike Orlando. Additionally, Mike Portnoy (also from ADRENALINE MOB, ex-DREAM THEATER) will be the guest drummer for the first episode of TMS. Here is the episode guide:

Episode 1, August 11th:

David Draiman (Disturbed)
Russell Allen, Mike Orlando (Adrenaline Mob)
Mike Portnoy (Adrenaline Mob, Dream Theater, Flying Colors) (guest drummer)

Episode 2, August 18th:

Bobby Blotzer (Ratt)
Steve Riley, Phil Lewis (L.A. Guns)
Steve Stevens (Billy Idol) (guest guitarist)

Episode 3, TBA:

* Geoff Tate (Queensryche)
* Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society, Ozzy Osbourne)

Episode 4, TBA:

* Joey Kramer, Brad Whitford (Aerosmith)
* Tom Petersson (Cheap Trick)

Episode 5, TBA:

* Steve Harris (Iron Maiden)

Episode 6, TBA:

* Ann, Nancy Wilson (Heart)
* Lita Ford

Episode 7, TBA:

* Sammy Hagar, Michael Anthony (Chickenfoot, Van Halen)

Episode 8, TBA:

* King Diamond (King Diamond, Mercyful Fate)
* Mark Tremonti (Alter Bridge, Creed)

In addition, three guitar greats will return to play on the above scheduled episodes and they include:

George Lynch (Lynch Mob, Dokken, Souls Of We)
John 5 (Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson)
Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake, Dio)

In addition, former Biohazard frontman Evan Seinfeld will also appear as a guest in the Top 5 with other possible surprise guests popping up this season.

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One Year Since The Passing Of WARRANT's Jani Lane (RIP)

One year ago, WARRANT's singer Jani Lane died from acute alcohol popoisoning at a Comfort Inn hotel in Woodland Hills, California. He was 47 years old.

One of Jani Lane's final public appearances was on the eighth season of VH1 Classic's That Metal Show. Also appearing on this episode were Michael Sweet (Stryper) and Taime Downe (Faster Pussycat). This is what Sweet had to say about the passing of Jani Lane.

"I'm still in shock over the sudden passing of Jani. I was just sitting in a dressing room with him less than a month ago. Had I known, I would have spent more time with him. He was a good-hearted guy with a gentle soul. I know he had a tough life and many battles, but who doesn't? He seemed to be genuinely working so hard at sorting things out and getting things in order. It's a true shame."

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"Bon Scott - The Legend Of AC/DC" Docu-drama Announced - Details Available!

U.S. based production company High Voltage Productions are currently in the pre-production stages of a docu-drama entitled "Bon Scott - The Legend Of AC/DC". The film's screenplay is being written by American singer/writer Rob Liotti who has portrayed Bon Scott for a number of years in his tribute band TNT and has wowed thousands of AC/DC fans. This is why Liotti will be starring portraying the late Aussie frontman. One could equate his performance in similarity to what tribute singer Tim "Ripper" Owens did for JUDAS PRIEST.

The plot:

The docu-drama is said to examine an integral time period within AC/DC's history as Bon Scott helped to catapult AC/DC to international stardom, but never really got to enjoy the fruits of his labor — even sometimes dealing with bouts of extreme loneliness and isolationism — and ultimately culminating in his untimely death by misadventure in 1980.

What Rob Liotti had to say about being part of the project:

"There are a lot of challenges with a project of this type. One of the biggest challenges is authenticity. This is an American production of an ostensibly Australian-based story. Therefore, dialect is highly important, as well as capturing the true dynamic of the band and its members. Moreover, the Australians claim 'ownership' of the band and Bon Scott, so there are high expectations to be met from the outset. But it is a story that is viable and deserves to be told."

With AC/DC's 40th anniversary coming up and now annual events paying homage to the late Scott, millions of AC/DC fans worldwide are seething for a film of this type so that they might personally explore what has made AC/DC one of the most successful rock bands in history and their late singer an Australian icon. Stay tuned for more details!

As previously reported, AC/DC's guitarist Malcolm Young has an update about what is to be the bands NEW studio album! In an interview with Classic Rock magazine, Young had the following to say regarding AC/DC's follow-up to 2008's 'Black Ice'.

"You know what Brian's like. He just says things and then walks away," Malcolm said. "It'll be a little while — a year or two anyway." He added, "I've been doing some jamming on some song ideas but I do that all the time, as do the rest of the band. We are still working. But we had a long rest between 'Stiff Upper Lip' and 'Black Ice', so I think we need a couple of years to recuperate and work on it a bit more."

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KILL DEVIL HILL Forced To Postpone European Tour - Statement Available!

KILL DEVIL HILL the NEW project featuring acclaimed drummer Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, Heaven and Hell, Dio) and bassist Rex Brown, (Pantera, Down) guitar slinger Mark Zavon and lead vocalist Dewey Bragg have been forced to postpone their upcoming European Tour. Here is the bands statement regarding this matter:

"Hey Guys, due to some circumstances beyond our control, we unfortunately are going to have to postpone our upcoming European shows. We truly apologize to all the fans who were hoping to come out and see us. You're all very important to us and we hate having to disappoint you. We plan on getting back to Europe as soon as possible and we hope to see you then!"

The bands debut album is now available via SPV/Steamhammer. The album is available in a standard CD edition, iTunes digital download, and Double Gatefold LP.  

It's not easy to say what catches the listener's attention first on KILL DEVIL HILL, the debut album by the newly formed band of the same name: the strong guitar hooks, the killer grooves, the dynamic production or the potent vocal melodies. Rex Brown, bassist of this supergroup and erstwhile member of Pantera and Down sees KILL DEVIL HILL in its entirety as an extremely exciting NEW band "To me, this band is a musical adventure trip," he reckons. Brown knows what he's talking about, after all he was involved in some of the most important Rock ad Metal recordings of the past 30 years. So if Brown can hardly contain his enthusiasm, there must be something special to the KILL DEVIL HILL phenomenon. 

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Trailer Released For DEEP PURPLE's "Re-Machined: A Tribute To Machine Head" - Watch It Now!

As we all know, the album that "broke" DEEP PURPLE into the international music spectrum is 'Machine Head'. This is why Classic Rock Magazine are putting together a compilation CD that will be available as part of the magazine's "DEEP PURPLEfanpack" (available on September 4). Entitled "Re-Machined: A Tribute To Machine Head", the CD will feature re-interpreted songs from their classic hit album 'Machine Head'. The songs will be re-interpreted by some of Heavy Music's finest:


The fanpack also features an in-depth, official, band-endorsed 124-page magazine which includes exclusive NEW interviews with world-class guitar masters Joe Bonamassa and Steve Vai and members of METALLICA, IRON MAIDEN and CHICKENFOOT, and more. During the interview segments, the artists will talk about recording these classic songs, plus brand NEW interviews with DEEP PURPLE — one of the last interviews with the late Jon Lord — on the making of their most well-loved album and exclusive and previously unpublished photographs and artefacts from the PURPLE archives.  

'Re-Machined: A Tribute To Machine Head' track listing:

01. Smoke On The Water - CARLOS SANTANA
02. Highway Star - CHICKENFOOT
04. Pictures Of Home - BLACK LABEL SOCIETY
05. Never Before - KINGS OF CHAOS (Joe Elliott, Steve Stevens, Duff McKagan, Matt Sorum, Arlan Schierbaum)
06. Smoke On The Water - THE FLAMING LIPS
08. Space Truckin' - IRON MAIDEN
09. When A Blind Man Cries – METALLICA
10. Highway Star - Glen HUGHES, STEVE VAI, CHAD SMITH, LACHLAN DOLEY (exclusive track)

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Memorial For DEEP PURPLE's Jon Lord (RIP) Announced!

As previously reported, Jon Lord of Deep Purple died this past July 16 at the age of 71. The co-founder and keyboard player with the Heavy Metal pioneers passed away 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).

According to the Darker Than Blue web site, Lord's funeral service took place on July 31 at St. Mary's Church in Hambleden, England. A memorial service is planned for later in the year in London. Stay tuned for more details!

More about this story HERE!

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The Evolution Of BLACK LABEL SOCIETY's Zakk Wylde!

Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society, ex-Ozzy Osbourne) has definitely evolved as a musician throughout the years. He has also changed his look a few times here and there. Here is the proof.

Level 1:

Level 2:

Level 3:

Check out this hilarious image that captures Zakk's physical evolution.

As previously reported, Cherry Lane Music will release a note-for-note guitar tab book entitled "Zakk Wylde Anthology" on October 1st. 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.

Recently, 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!

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Friday, August 10, 2012

THE ACACIA STRAIN Release NEW Album Details!

New England's THE ACACIA STRAIN will be releasing a brand NEW album on October 9 via Rise Records. Entitled 'Death Is The Only Mortal', the bands sixth studio album is being produced by guitarist Daniel "DL" Laskiewicz at his Western Massachusetts studio.

'Death Is The Only Mortal' track listing:

01. Doomblade
02. Our Lady Of Perpetual Sorrow
03. Go To Sleep
04. Brain Death
05. The Mouth Of The River
06. Dust And The Helix
07. Victims Of The Cave
08. Time And Death And God
09. The Chambered Nautilus
10. House Of Abandon

Regarding the decision to have Laskiewicz helm the NEW album, vocalist Vincent Bennett previously said, "You all love DL, so it makes sense for us to go ahead and do the album this way and keep it heavy right from the source of where this all comes from."

Here is a behind the scenes look at the making of 'Death Is The Only Mortal'!

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SLIPKNOT Release "Road To KnotFest" Trailer + Set Times For Next Week's Fest!

Slipknot is like no other band the Rock scene has ever encountered and to celebrate two decades of game-changing existence, the band released 'Antennas to Hell' via Roadrunner Records. After damaging thousands of souls at the 2012 edition of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, and are know curating and headlining the inaugural year of  their very own festival, KnotFest. Click here for all the details!

A sneak peek of the "Road To KnotFest" bonus content that fans will receive when they sign up for the "Slipknot Live At Knotfest" pay-per-view event from Somerset, Wisconsin in partnership with TODOCAST and Event View Live is available below.

"One of our long-time dreams, is finally coming to fruition with the creation of KnotFest. Our goal was to create a festival experience which screamed our vision. It means everything for everyone to see the live spectacle we're creating in the flesh, but we understand some fans around the world can't be at the show. We've now made it possible for you to be there in spirit — so join us live on August 18th."

August 18, 2012 - Minneapolis, MN (Somerset Amphitheater)

Doors: 1:30 p.m.

Main Stage

SLIPKNOT: 10:20 p.m.-12:00 p.m.
DEFTONES: 8:10 p.m.-9:10 p.m.
SERJ TANKIAN: 6:10 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN: 4:30 p.m.-5:10 p.m.

Second Stage

LAMB OF GOD: 9:15 p.m.-10:15 p.m.
MACHINE HEAD: 7:05 p.m.-8:05 p.m.
CANNIBAL CORPSE: 5:15 p.m.-6:05 p.m.
PRONG: 3:45 p.m.-4:25 p.m.
GOJIRA: 3:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

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CINDERELLA Cancels Concert Due To The Size Of The Stage! #WTF

When a big band is forced to perform on a small stage, 9 out 10 bands will bitch, moan, and even cancel their performance. Whither it is an egotistical move or a security measure, the fans are the ones that end up losing!

According to 9News.com, CINDERELLA pulled the plug on last nights concert at Grizzly Rock in Lakewood, Colorado because the stage was "too small."

The following statement was posted on the Grizzly Rock Facebook page:

"CINDERELLA told us they didn't fit on the stage (even though the show had been advanced for weeks). They said they would come back at a later date, but who knows. Refunds will be available at the Grizzly Rock, or if you bought on Ticketweb, they are available through them."

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Randy Blythe Interview About His Incarceration In The Czech Republic!

One week ago, after five weeks in a Czech Republic prison, Randy Blythe was released on bail and was able to return to the United States. Although LAMB OF GOD was forced to cancel their summer co-headline tour with Dethklok and special guests Gojira, the band has agreed to play SLIPKNOT's "KnotFest" shows on August 17th in Council Bluffs, Iowa and August 18th in Somerset, Wisconsin.

Blythe was interviewed on this morning's (Friday, August 10) edition of the KROQ morning radio program "The Kevin & Bean Show". Here are a few excerpts from the interview.

On the alleged incident at a LAMB OF GOD concert that resulted in the death of a fan:

Randy: "We played a show in Prague and a young man was injured and fell into a coma and died a month later. And then the Czech police started to investigate this and contacted our government and said, 'Hey, we wanna investigate this guy on possible manslaughter charges.'

"It was a heavy metal show; people jump up on stage and go crazy and all this other stuff — it's standard. [It happens] every single day.

"The young man in question left the stage and hit his head, and the young man's family — rightfully so — asked the Czech police to investigate this.

"I don't think the Czech police, or police probably in general, have a pretty firm grasp on what a heavy metal show is like and what goes on. So there's a lot of really questionable evidence about this young man's injury. Regardless, I was charged with manslaughter."

On how he ended up getting arrested:

Randy: "Apparently, the Czech police wrote to our Justice Department and contacted them, perhaps the FBI as well, and said, 'We have this charge and this investigation against this young man for manslaughter. And our government basically told them, 'No way. Get out of here.' I don't know if they thought the charge was unwarranted enough for them to even bother to pursue it. And that's okay; I understand that. But our government never notified me. I'm kind of perturbed about that.

"So we booked [another] gig [in Prague], no problem, two years later and went back to play, and I was met by a S.W.A.T. team at the airport when I walked off the ramp to carry me away; there were guys with masks and machine guns — it was pretty intense.

"I understand if our government didn't wanna comply 'cause they didn't think it was worth their time, but they could have let me know. If the IRS can find me and the Justice Department can't, then our country is in trouble."

"For the first two or three minutes [after I was detained], I was completely in shock. I'm standing there and it looks like with the people they'd sent to come get me, but they're there to pick up Al-Qaeda. They had on full-on masks, machine guns, big knives, all this stuff. I came off the plane, actually, and they took our passports, which was a little bit unusual, but I've seen it before, 'cause we travel all the time… With people getting deported, or whatever — that's generally what it is; people hopping borders illegally or whatever. So I come off the plane and I see all these guys, great, big guys with guns, and I look at my bass player and I start singing KOOL & THE GANG. I'm like, 'It's a party going on right here.' And he goes, 'No, dude. This isn't a party. This is not good.' [So] they took me away and it was very… it was startling more than terrifying, 'cause everything was so surreal."

On his time in the Czech prison:

Randy: "The Czech legal system works different than ours — really different than ours — because they granted me bail at my initial court hearing. In the United States, when you're granted bail, if the judge decided to give you bail, you post bail and then you walk out of jail. Your wife comes and gets you, or whatever, and you say you're sorry… And the Czech Republic doesn't quite work that way. The judge granted me bail, my band got the money together, posted it, and then the prosecuting attorney said, 'No, I don't really like that.' So he raised an objection. So it went to an appeal court. The appeal court doubled my bail. We're talking about $400,000 at this point. So they had to kind of scramble to get that money together. Then the prosecuting attorney, after I paid it a second time, objected and said, 'I don't really like this. I don't think he should get out on bail.' So I sat in jail some more and it went to another appeal court and then I got out."

On whether anyone from the U.S. government offered any assistance to him while he was in the Czech prison:

Randy: "I saw a woman from the [American] embassy in Prague once. To my knowledge, I was the only American in prison there in Pankrác in Prague. So it wasn't like they had a whole slew of guys — from Colorado to New Jersey to Texas, or whatever — in there. [but they didn't really do anything for me], and I'm not very pleased about that either. I mean, I understand it's due process and there was an investigation, but the judicial system there is kind of messed up."

On whether any of his fellow prisoners knew who he was:

Randy: "Some [of the other people in prison] did — I had some fans in there. [And] that could be good and it could be bad; it depends on whether or not they like your music."

On where the case stands right now:

Randy: "If it gets to trial, I don't know yet. It could be right before Christmas, it could be after Christmas, it could be the beginning of next year. It's not for certain that [the case] will go to trial, because I've been charged by the police, but then, as I said, the Czech judicial system is weird, the prosecuting attorney hasn't charged me yet. So you've gotta get charged by a whole bunch of guys before things start going through. But if I have to go, I will go."

On whether he was aware of the support he was receiving back home from his fans and the rest of the music community:

Randy: "I had minimal news of the progression of my case, because almost nobody in there spoke English and I couldn't read a Czech newspaper. But my lawyer told me, 'Your hometown is really standing behind you, all your fans are. There's a lot of people in the music industry standing behind you.' And I didn't realize how much it was until I got out. 'Cause in there, prisoners would just give me little tidbits, who spoke broken English. I'd come out to our hourly walk and they'd be like [adopting Czech accent], 'Ozzy Osbourne said something good for you.' Slash from GUNS N' ROSES… all sorts of people, who are just legends in the music industry, were really supportive and speaking out, and our fans were certainly supportive."

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Listen to Chris Jericho's FOZZY Right Now; 'Sin And Bones' Available For Streaming!

FOZZY's NEW album 'Sin and Bones' is coming your way on August 14th via Century Media Records!  Exclusive pre-order packages are available now at CM Distro and can be purchased at the link below. The brainchild of WWE superstar Chris Jericho and Stuck Mojo mastermind Rich Ward delivers 10 hard-hitting tracks:

01. Spider In My Mouth
02. Sandpaper
03. Blood Happens
04. Inside My Head
05. Sin And Bones
06. A Passed Life
07. She's My Addiction
08. Shine Forever
09. Dark Passenger
10. Storm The Beaches

Listen to FOZZY's NEW Album 'Sin And Bones' HERE (courtesy of LOUDWIRE)!

For the latest FOZZY news, be sure to join the band on Facebook, where they post daily updates and frequent exclusive video content: www.facebook.com/fozzyrock. For information on FOZZY VIP packages for all of their upcoming shows, visit www.FozzyRock.com, and for a full list of Uproar dates as well as more information on the festival, meet and greets, etc., visit www.RockstarUPROAR.com.

Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival and FOZZY headlining dates are as follows:

- Friday, 8/17: Kansas City, MO @ Capitol Federal Park at Sandstone
- Saturday, 8/18: Little Rock, AR @ Arkansas State Fairgrounds (KDJE Radio Show)
- Wednesday, 8/22: Chicago, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
- Friday, 8/24: Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
- Saturday, 8/25: Syracuse, NY @ TBA
- Sunday, 8/26: Mansfield, MA @ Comcast Center
- Tuesday, 8/28: Scranton, PA @ Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
- Thursday, 8/30: New York City, NY @ Gramercy Theater (FOZZY HEADLINING SHOW)
- Friday, 8/31: Pittsburgh, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion
- Saturday, 9/1: Saratoga, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
- Sunday, 9/2: Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
- Wednesday, 9/5: Simpsonville, SC @ Charter Amphitheatre at Heritage Park
- Friday, 9/7: Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
- Saturday, 9/8: Noblesville, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
- Sunday, 9/9: Cleveland, OH @ Blossom Music Center
- Tuesday, 9/11: Raleigh, NC @ Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek
- Wednesday, 9/12:  Atlanta, GA @ Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood
- Thursday, 9/13: Tampa, FL @ 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre
- Saturday, 9/15: Houston, TX @ Woodlands Pavilion
- Sunday, 9/16: Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
- Wednesday, 9/19: Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
- Friday, 9/21: Spokane, WA @ Greyhound Park and Events Center
- Saturday, 9/22: Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
- Sunday, 9/23: Portland, OR @ Sleep Country Amphitheater
- Tuesday, 9/25: Boise, ID @ Idaho Center Amphitheater
- Thursday, 9/27: West Hollywood, CA @ Roxy Theatre (FOZZY HEADLINING SHOW)
- Saturday, 9/29: Phoenix, AZ @ Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion
- Sunday, 9/30: Albuquerque, NM @ Hard Rock Casino Presents: The Pavilion

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The Last Chapter Of The 2012 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival: Interviews, Live Clips & More!

Once again, Horns Up Rocks was on board covering the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival! We purposely chose to cover the event this past Sunday in Hartford, Connecticut, because that crowd never disappoints and is all about having a headbanging rocking time. It was also the last show of the festival!

During the event we did a handful of interviews with members of ANTHRAX, ASKING ALEXANDRIA, THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, WHITECHAPEL and UPON A BURNING BODY! We also spoke with with John L. Reese, co-founder of Mayhem Fest and a bunch of other festivals! Without further due, prepare your eyes for the Horns Up Rocks Highlights Video of the 2012 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival! Definitely, stay tuned for all our exclusive interviews!

Special thanks to: Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, John Reese, Sasha Martyanova, Adrenaline PR, Zulie Alvarez, Luis Drums, Paul Sosa, Damien Mitchell, Slipknot, Slayer, Motorhead, Anthrax, Asking Alexandria, The Devil Wears Prada, Whiechapel, Upon A Burning Body and all the fans!

Read our MayhemFest recap HERE!

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Watch Bloodstock Open Air Right Here, Right Now!

Bloodstock Open Air (B-O-A) is the UK’s biggest independent METAL festival. Held at the picturesque location of Walton on Trent in Derbyshire, B-O-A has won the hearts and minds of fans of heavy ROCK AND METAL by consistently showcasing the strongest Metal line up on UK soil.

Right now there are over 12,000 Metal heads over at Derbyshire for what will be 4 days of unadulterated full on Heavy Metal!!!

BLOODSTOCK boasts over 100 international Rock and Metal acts across four stages, as well as other attractions including a huge international metal market, the infamous late night metal Karaoke, fairground rides, ‘The Bloodstock Arms’ festival bar serving real ale, full weekend camping and one of the best atmospheres the festival scene has to offer.

Bloodstock Festival 2012 by BloodstockFestival

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Thursday, August 9, 2012

SLIPKNOT Announce NEW Art Contest "A Collection Of Your Visions" - Details Available!

     Photo by: Damien Mitchell

SLIPKNOT wants you to create NEW art that will twist your mind around in circles. Illustrate an original piece of art in poster form for SLIPKNOT inspired what you have "felt, imagined, and gone through" while listening to the band's music over the last 12 years.

SLIPKNOT has released their greatest hits album 'Antennas to Hell', a very special collection of their songs, that reflects the amazing odyssey of their last four projects over the last twelve years.

The extraordinary percussionist, M. Shawn "Clown" Crahan, has written a moving personal directive welcoming you to open up your creative floodgates to envision the personal impact that the music of Slipknot evokes for you. We are excited to share clown’s passion for this very special event.


A Note from clown – A Collection of Your Visions

Hello to all of our fans out there, everywhere in the world. As you probably already know Slipknot is embarking on a one of a kind tour this summer, the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival and culminating with the first annual Knotfest in Iowa and Minnesota on August 17th and 18th. Since this will be the last tour for just a little while, we decided to do something very special for all of you while we patiently await a NEW record (which will come sooner than you think).

We have put together a special collection of our songs that takes you through our thought process over the span of four albums. One of the greatest things about this collection is that it has been put into a specific order by the band. It will be a unique way to listen to our songs by yourself or with your best friends and follow our lives while recording four albums over twelve years. This truly will be a one of a kind experience. Also, as you know when we release an album of any kind we give you new art to twist your mind around in circles, making you think and create visions related to the songs you are listening to. This has always been important to band because everything we do has a precise intended concept connected to it.

With this said, we’ve decided to let you open up your mind and love for our band, our connection to all of you, which makes up a one-of-a-kind culture under the name Slipknot. We want you to create an original piece of art in poster form that explains what you have felt, imagined, and gone through over the span of our four records. We know how personal our music is to us so we know it’s equally as personal to you. Open up your creative floodgates and let the pain of love out onto tangible art forms and make a poster describing your connection with our band, albums, songs, art, performance, and most importantly with our culture that begins with you. We, Slipknot, patiently await your visions. This will be a new way to connect with one another and for everyone to enjoy the culture we have built. We await and are very excited for this project that is inspired by art that only the school of Slipknot would assign to all of you. This will be one big saturated dream. Thanks for everything. We love each and every one of you. Again, get to work already.


Suggested Theme & Style

READ CLOWN'S NOTE ABOVE... Listen to the songs on the 'More Info' page, open your creative floodgates and envision the personal impact that the music of Slipknot evokes for you.

We're looking for an original piece of art in poster form that explains what you have felt, imagined, and gone through over the span of the band's four records.
Things You Need To Include

    Required Text: "Slipknot".
    Original illustrations ONLY. No photos.

Things You Should Avoid

- Avoid literal imagery like clowns, knots, etc.
- Respect copyright. DO NOT submit copyrighted work.
- DO NOT use stock images or clip art.
- You MUST be able to prove ownership of any photographic elements (even in a modified state).
- Please provide attribution in the description field.

To get more details and to enter the contest click HERE!

Click HERE to read our Mayhem Fest recap!

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Highlights From The 2012 Wacken Open Air Festival!

This past weekend, the 2012 edition of Germany's elite Heavy Metal festival Wacken Open Air took place in Wacken in Schleswig-Holstein.

What was Wacken like in this year? Wacken 2012 was a bit of sun, a lot of rain, mud,... even more mud, outstanding bands, brilliant fans and an amazing good mood!

For all of those who had to stay at home for some reasons and all who still wallow in memories we want to refer on the following clip.

Watch now the W:O:A impressions trailer with the best moments of this year´s Wacken Open Air!

This year, the organizers of the event lined up yet another historical event. For three days,  80,000+ maniacs indulge themselves into the Metallic sounds of bands like Machine Head, Amon Amarth, Cradle Of Filth, Dark Funeral, Dimmu Borgir, Napalm Death, Six Feet Under, Sick Of It All, and many more.

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LITA FORD's Second Leg of Summer Tour Kicks Off Today!

After an extremely successful first leg of the "Rock of Ages" tour with Def Leppard and Poison, the reigning queen of Metal LITA FORD, will be returning to the road tomorrow to kick off the second leg of the "Rock of Ages" tour. This leg kicks off in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and runs through September 14th in Concord, CA. LITA will also be playing select headline dates during this leg of the tour. A complete list of all dates can be found below.

LITA is out on the road supporting her NEW album 'Living Like A Runaway', which was released this June via Steamhammer/SPV. The album is available in four configurations: a double LP, limited edition CD, standard CD and digital download.

LITA cannot wait to get back on stage and to play more NEW material from 'Living Like a Runaway':

"The first leg of the tour went by too quickly... I guess I was having too much fun. I have really enjoyed seeing the fans shows singing along to the NEW songs fr'om Living Like a Runaway', that is a real turn on for me. And it doesn't hurt that I have one of the hottest and best bands today; Mitch Perry, Marty O'Brien and Scot Coogan. To the people in North America, here we come to Rock your summer!!!"

LITA FORD teamed up with producer Gary Hoey and lyricist Michael Dan Ehmig to work on 'Living Like a Runaway'. Together the team invested a lot of time and effort into this kick ass project: "We worked on the lyrics intensively to really give the songs a lot of meaning and that special emotional depth. I think that these are some of the best lyrics ever, period. FORD is referring to numbers such as "Devil In My Head," "Hate," and "The Asylum" which see her bare her soul in a way which she has never done before. 

LITA FORD on Tour With Def Leppard and Poison:

- 8/9: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Bank Atlantic Center
- 8/11: Charlotte, NC @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
- 8/12: Virginia Beach, VA @ Farm Bureau Live
- 8/14: Pittsburgh, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion
- 8/15: Hershey, PA @ Hershey Park Stadium
- 8/16: Sellersville, PA @ Sellersville Theater (H)
- 8/17: Buffalo, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
- 8/18: Boston, MA @ Comcast Center
- 8/20: Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
- 8/22: Bangor, ME @ Bangor Waterfront
- 8/24: Indianapolis, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
- 8/25: St. Louis, MO @ Chaifetz Arena
- 8/28: Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena
- 8/29: Lampe, MO @ Black Oak Mountain Amphitheater
- 8/30: Tulsa, OK @ IDL Ballroom (H)
- 8/31: Oklahoma City, OK @ Zoo Amphitheater
- 9/1: Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
- 9/3: Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
- 9/4: Austin, TX @ Cedar Park Center
- 9/5: Corpus Christi, TX @ Brewster Street Waterhouse (H)
- 9/6: San Antonio, TX @ The Korova (H)
- 9/8: Little Rock, AR @ Juanitas (H)
- 9/11: Albuquerque, NM @ Sandia Casino Amphitheater
- 9/12: Tucson, AZ @ Anselmo Valencia Amphitheater
- 9/14: Concord, CA @ Sleep Train Pavilion

(H) - LITA Headlines

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CNN labels HATEBREED as a "white power" band; band and fans counterattack!

So once again the media strikes against Heavy Music and mislabels HATEBREED as a "white power" band. After finding out that they were listed as one of the “100 to 150 white power bands are in the United States”, the band exploded with anger via their Twitter account after being mislabeled by Lonnie Nasatir, director of the Anti-Defamation League's Upper Midwest Region. The band immediately threatened legal action against CNN.

The first tweet came at about 11:30 AM yesterday stating: “@CNN remove our name from your website or you’ll be hearing from our attorneys. Next time do some actual research.”

Other "white power" bands listed are: Aggravated Assault, Angry Aryans, Attack, Jew Slaughter, White Terror, Final Solution, Force Fed Hate, Fueled by Hate and many others.

The reason for this article stems from the attack on the Sikh temple by Wade Page, who killed six people during his shooting rampage. Page has been associated with two white power bands, End Apathy and Definite Hate.

But we all know that Hatebreed as a whole are not against any race or promote hate speech.

“Our music brings people of all races together all over the world. @CNN @cnnopinion & @chicagoADL need to get their facts straight,” tweeted the band. Many of their fans agreed with this sentiment.

After the band and their fans contacted CNN numerous times and pointed out their big mistake, HATEBREED have been removed from the list.

Don't forget to catch HATEBREED with WHITECHAPEL, ALL SHALL PERISH & DEEZ NUTS. Here is a complete list of tour dates

- Thu/Sep 13: Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
- Fri/Sep 14: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
- Sat/Sep 15: Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
- Sun/Sep 16: Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
- Mon/Sep 17: Buffalo, NY @ The Town Ballroom
- Tue/Sep 18: Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues
- Wed/Sep 19: Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues
- Thu/Sep 20: Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
- Fri/Sep 21: Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
- Sat/Sep 22: Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
- Sun/Sep 23: Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory Concert House
- Mon/Sep 24: Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory Concert House
- Tue/Sep 25: Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market
- Wed/Sep 26: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
- Thu/Sep 27: Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
- Fri/Sep 28: San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
- Sat/Sep 29: Pomona, CA @ The Fox Theater
- Sun/Sep 30: San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
- Mon/Oct 01: Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
- Wed/Oct 03: Austin, TX @ Emo's East
- Thu/Oct 04: Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
- Fri/Oct 05: Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
- Sat/Oct 06: New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
- Sun/Oct 07: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
- Mon/Oct 08: Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligans
- Tue/Oct 09: Charlotte, NC @ Amos' Southend
- Wed/Oct 10: Richmond, VA @ The National
- Thu/Oct 11: Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
- Fri/Oct 12: Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s
HATEBREED recently announced that they are in the studio self-producing their upcoming full-length album with co-producer assistance from world-renowned Metal producers Josh Wilbur (Lamb of God, Avenged Sevenfold, Gojira) and Chris “Zeuss” Harris (Suicide Silence, All That Remains, Shadows Fall).

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NOLA's haarp Announce NEW Offering; Artwork And Track Listing Revealed

New Orleans Metal misanthropes, haarp, today announce the release of their NEW studio offering, entitled 'Husks' (set to be released on September 18, 2012 via Housecore Records). The follow-up to 2010’s 'The Filth' offers up three tracks of crushing, post-apocalyptic dirge. 'Husks' was recorded at the University of New Orleans Performing Arts Center, Fountainbleau Room 7011, and Nodferatu’s Lair by Philip H. Anselmo (DOWN, ex-PANTERA), engineered by Steve Berrigan and Nathan Weidenhaft and mastered at Visceral Sounds by Scott Hull.

Comments the band in a collective statement: “With 'Husks', we've maintained the sound we developed over our last few releases while adding some NEW elements and showing some additional influences.”

'Husks' Track Listing:

1. deadman/rabbit
2. bear
3. fox

For pre-order info, point your browser HERE.

Due to unforeseen events which occurred late in the summer of 2005, members of various disbanded projects came together to forge haarp. Featuring a collective of New Orleans Grindcore, Punk, and Metal scene alumni, haarp embody the murk, decay, and oppression associated with their home city. haarp’s music is a visceral wall of low-end sound; its lyrics a journey through despair, hatred, self loathing, and aggression. haarp will be decimating a city near you. Further details to be announced in the coming days. 

haarp w/ DOWN Tour Dates:

9/18 – Fort Worth, TX @ Ridglea Theater (W/ Big Okie Doom)
9/19 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom (W/ Big Okie Doom)
9/21 – Sauget, IL @ Pops Nightclub (W/ haarp)
9/22 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues (W/ haarp)
9/23 – Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot (W/ haarp)
9/25 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues (W/ haarp)
9/26 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory (W/ haarp, Pentagram)
9/28 – New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater (W/ haarp, St. Vitus)
9/29 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom (W/ haarp)
9/30 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore (W/ Mount Carmel and Pentagram)
10/2 – Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall (W/ Mount Carmel)

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DEATH ANGEL Announces "The Ultra Violence" Headlining Tour!

As previously reported, this year DEATH ANGEL is celebrating the 25th anniversary of their classic debut album 'The Ultra Violence'! In order to celebrate this very important album in the bands career, they have announced a U.S. tour. DEATH ANGEL will he performing 'The Ultra Violence' from front to back! Here are the confirmed tour dates:

- October 7: West Springfield, VA at Empire
- October 9: Charlotte, NC at The Casbah
- October 10: Atlanta, GA at The Earl
- October 11: Jacksonville, FL at The Roc Bar
- October 12: Tampa, FL at Orpheum Theatre
- October 13: Miami, FL at Churchill’s
- October 14: Orlando, FL at The Social
- October 16: San Antonio, TX at Korova
- October 17: El Paso, TX at House of Rock
- October 18: Tempe, AZ at Rocky Point Cantina
- October 19: West Hollywood, CA at Whisky A Go Go
- October 20: Santa Rosa, CA at Last Day Saloon
- October 21: San Jose, CA at The Rodeo Club

Don't forget to catch DEATH ANGEL on tour with ANTHRAX and TESTAMENT:

- 9/14: Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
- 9/15: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre
- 9/16: Kennewick, WA @ Toyota Center
- 9/17: Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
- 9/20: Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theater
- 9/21: Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall
- 9/22: Edmonton, AB @ Edmonton Event Centre
- 9/24: Saskatoon, SK @ Odeon Event Center
- 9/25: Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummings Theatre
- 9/29: Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
- 9/30: Quebec City, QC @ Capitole du Quebec
- 10/2: Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
- 10/3: Portland, ME @ State Theater
- 10/5: Montclair, NJ @ Wellmont Theatre

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Death Angel

GOD FORBID Forced To Cancel Appearance At Heavy MTL Due To Stolen Passport!

Unfortunately, nowadays some asshole people think that it is cool to steal from musicians and this needs to stop! On Friday (July 27), during the Trespass America festival tour stop in San Antonio, Texas, GOD FORBID's guitar badass Doc Coyle got some of his valuables stolen. Here is what Coyle posted on his Facebook and Twitter pages:

"So two days ago in San Antonio, someone stole my bag out of our dressing room with my MacBook pro laptop, iPod, hard drive, headphones, passport, toiletries, etc. It was in a beat up Swiss Gear backpack. If anyone who was there saw anything suspicious or lives in the area recognizes any of these items, please let me know. I do everything with my computer. Communicate, create music. This sucks big time, but it's just stuff. I am lucky I have my health. So many are less fortunate. #gratitude"

As of right now, Coyle hasn't gotten and of his stuff back, including his passport. As a result, the band has been forced to cancel their appearance this weekend at Heavy MTL! Here is the band statement regarding this matter:

GOD FORBID is sorry to have to cancel their performance at this years Heavy MTL ! Due to reasons beyond our control! (Remember when Doc's bag was stolen, his passport was in the bag!) Read more about this incident HERE!

If you see something, say something! Click HERE to watch the bands latest video for "Equilibrium"!

GOD FORBID on the road:

8/09 –S. Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground *God Forbid & Battlecross Only
8/10 – Scarborough, ME @ Scarborough Downs
8/11 –Montreal, QC  @Parc Jean Drapeau Festival * Heavy Metal Fest w/ God Forbid
8/12 –Montreal, QC  @Parc Jean Drapeau Festival * Heavy Metal Fest w/ Emmure
8/14 –Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
8/15 –Hartford, CT @ Comcast Theatre
8/17 –Worchester, MA @ DCU Center
8/18 –Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
8/19 –Philadelphia, PA @ Penn’s Landing – Festival Pier
8/21 –Charlotte, NC @ Time Warner Cable Uptown
8/22- Knoxville, TN @ Knoxville Civic Coliseum
8/24 –Oklahoma City, OK @ Zoo Amphitheater
8/25 –Rio Rancho, NM @ Santa Ana Star Center
8/26 –Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theater
8/28- Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
8/31 –Shreveport, LA @ The Riverside Warehouse *God Forbid &Battlecross Only

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

JOB FOR A COWBOY Premiere PUNISHING Music Video For "Tarnished Gluttony"

JOB FOR A COWBOY are currently demolishing crowds at the month-long Summer Slaughter trek. Today, the band is premiering a music video for "Tarnished Gluttony". The disturbing nine-and-a-half-minute clip was directed by Michael Panduro, who has previously worked with SAINT VITUS and CEPHALIC CARNAGE.

"'Tarnished Gluttony' originally runs off the idea of blind faith into our government and monetary system. The director ran with the idea and spliced it with a H.P. Lovecraftian twist. The video streams the fascination of religion and the actions people justify in the name of religion, and this video is a spin on the old biblical tale of Abraham and Isaac, however, set in the world of Lovecraftian mythology. The point is, acting blindly in faith to a Christian deity is just as absurd as worshiping squid like monsters from space who live under the sea." - Jonny Davey (front man of JOB FOR A COWBOY)

Adds Panduro: "As a commercial director, I'm a complete failure. The band asked for just one thing and I couldn't deliver. Indeed, this video has no boobs."

Complete list of tour dates:

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

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Job For A Cowboy's Official Site
Job For A Cowboy on Twitter