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Saturday, September 15, 2012

Video Trailer Released For 'RANDY RHOADS: The Quiet Riot Years'!

"Randy Rhoads: The Quiet Riot Years", a NEW book from QUIET RIOT's personal photographer/lighting director Ron Sobol, will be released later this year via Red Match Productions. As a bonus, this book comes with a 90-minute DVD documentary with multiple bonus features. Among those features are highlights from a never-before-heard Randy Rhoads guitar lesson.

Rock photo books are a dime a dozen with a parade of shutterbugs presenting images of iconic performers caught in their prime. But photographer Ron Sobol is one of the rare few who captured that elusive lightning in a bottle magic. As a perennial fifth member of hard rock band QUIET RIOT since their inception, Sobol's involvement lasted beyond the success of their multi-platinum masterpiece, "Metal Health". Intuitively aware of capturing the band's striking visual appeal, on and off stage, Ron quickly became a part of the group's trusted inner circle. Ron was not only QUIET RIOT's personal photographer, lighting director, and co-writer, he was also their dearest friend.

There's no such thing as an overnight success. To achieve musical respect and international stardom, aspiring rockers must be tireless in their quest, endlessly perfecting their craft as musicians, songwriters and performers. Even then, there's no guarantee of grabbing the brass ring and succeeding in the music business. Still a truism today, making it in the music business is a "one-in-a-million" crapshoot. It's a chosen few, inspired by a passionate love of rock and roll music and driven by an unyielding passion to strike a chord in the hearts of music fans, who stay in the game. Los Angeles-based rockers QUIET RIOT had hard rock music coursing through their veins. After seven long years of banging their heads on the local club circuit, recording two albums released only in Japan, and ultimately replacing three of its four original members, QUIET RIOT eventually achieved world domination.

In 1975, lead vocalist Kevin DuBrow and a young guitarist named Randy Rhoads served as the nucleus of the lineup, forged in a tight bond of friendship and aligned with a burning desire to make it. QUIET RIOT made their mark playing parties and small local venues before being transformed into the premier rock band on the Sunset Strip. By 1977, they were anointed reigning local rock icons, routinely selling out Hollywood's hottest clubs, The Starwood and The Whisky-A-Go-Go. Bound on a fast track to fame, the rising stars were foiled at every turn by the grinding corporate machinery of a mercurial record business.

Disco, punk and new wave were soaring, leaving passé hard rock purveyors in their wake. With record labels regularly passing on signing the band, the group's prospects grew dim. QUIET RIOT ditched their first manager and were on the brink of replacing their second, when they inked a deal for two albums with the Japanese division of CBS-Sony. Signed to the record label on the saleable visual merits of a promotional live photograph, shot by Ron Sobol, the band's two albums, "Quiet Riot" and "Quiet Riot II", met with moderate success in Japan. Back in their homeland, prospects for a breakthrough were even bleaker.

At the apex of their frustration, the band staged a coup. Along with a group of their most loyal fans, QUIET RIOT raced through the streets of Los Angeles on a flatbed truck, picketing every record company. Unfortunately, this proactive measure elicited minimal media coverage, prompting one key member of the band to declare it was time for a radical change.

In October 1979, Randy Rhoads was given the break of a lifetime. Packing his trusty Gibson Les Paul, he moved to England to form a new band with former BLACK SABBATH vocalist Ozzy Osbourne. Randy's new band, BLIZZARD OF OZZ, went on to achieve massive worldwide success leaving behind his old friend Kevin DuBrow and their beloved QUIET RIOT. Kevin made several half-hearted attempts at replacing Randy and even temporarily changed the name of the band to DUBROW. Fronting this new incarnation, DuBrow stubbornly continued to follow his dream of rock stardom.

Finally, in 1982 Kevin DuBrow's luck changed when he signed a deal with Pasha Records, and resurrected the name QUIET RIOT. "Metal Health", the group's American debut, was released on March 11, 1983. This album signaled the first warning shot; a new brigade of brash heavy metal warriors were born. An explosive cover of SLADE's '70s classic "Cum on Feel the Noize" became a hit, rocketing to #5 on the Billboard chart. The fist-pumping title track served as the defining metal anthem of the fledgling '80s generation. Also included on the album was "Slick Black Cadillac", which held honors as the most requested song from their early club days. A somber ballad, "Thunderbird", featured a dedication to original guitarist Randy Rhoads who tragically perished in a plane crash on March 19, 1982.

With "Metal Health" going on to rack up more than six million copies in sales, QUIET RIOT had finally arrived. QUIET RIOT became the first heavy metal band to land a number one album on the Billboard chart. By this time, Kevin DuBrow's larger-than-life personality landed him on the covers of rock magazines worldwide, earning notoriety for his outlandish and bratty behavior. Naturally verbose and outspoken, DuBrow's "shoot-from-the-hip" attitude eventually soured relations with the press and drove a wedge among his bandmates who fired him from QUIET RIOT in February 1987. Half-heartedly assembling a few solo projects, DuBrow repaired his relationship with the band and was reinstated among the ranks of QUIET RIOT in 1991.

Throughout the '90s and into the new millennium, QUIET RIOT continued to record albums and play small clubs and theaters, sadly, they never recaptured their early whirlwind success.

Tragedy struck the QUIET RIOT family on November 26, 2007 with the untimely death of Kevin DuBrow. Working in partnership with Ron Sobol, Kevin envisioned chronicling the colorful history of QUIET RIOT with either a film or book. Unfortunately, he never had the opportunity to fulfill his vision.

Until now…

Enhanced by a rich collection of Ron Sobol's evocative photographs, rare video footage and moving personal memories, coupled with a raft of Kevin DuBrow's original memorabilia, this is the captivating story of QUIET RIOT's near-impossible journey to superstardom, a story that first began on March 3, 1975 with legendary guitar icon Randy Rhoads in tow. Rocked by adversity at every turn, refusing to give up, resolute that it was their way or the highway, QUIET RIOT truly epitomize the word survivor, by eventually becoming one of the most popular bands in heavy metal history.

Narrated by Sobol, the accompanying 90-minute film offers a gripping behind-the-scenes portrait of two close friends, Rhoads and DuBrow, as they embark on an uphill quest for stardom . Using previously unseen images, rare video footage and period music, along with new and classic interviews, the movie chronicles the five year period (1975-1980) that Sobol was in the trenches with the band. This in-depth examination documents in photos and on celluloid, the gradual rise of a Hollywood club band into international superstars.

Sobol's unfettered access renders an intimate window into QUIET RIOT's meteoric transformation from club band to national sensation. You'll witness the group in rehearsals, performing live onstage and revel in a bounty of behind-the-scenes clips capturing the bandmates at play. It's a tale littered with all the earmarkings of a classic Hollywood epic — formidable struggles, triumph and heartbreak, world domination and unfathomable tragedy. Revealing interviews with bandmates, close friends and family lend profound insight into this captivating story.

A trailer for "Randy Rhoads: The Quiet Riot Years" can be seen below.

Related links:
Red Match Productions

Friday, September 14, 2012

Metal Masters IV Image Gallery (Starring: Philip Anselmo, Kerry King, Dave Lombardo, Scott Ian, Frank Bello, Billy Sheehan & More)!

One week ago, Heavy Metal history was written when the METAL MASTERS - Philip Anselmo, Kerry King, Dave Lombardo, Scott Ian, Frank Bello, Charlie Benante, Billy Sheehan and Gary Holt - performed together at the fourth installment of Samson's "Metal Master" series, which was held at the Gramercy Theatre on the famed island of Manhattan in New York City. Full review and live footage available HERE!

Here are a bunch of killer pictures captured by the multitalented Zulie Alvarez:

Photo credit: Zulie Alvarez (www.zuliephotographierocks.com/)

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1 Year Since The BIG 4 Dominated New York City's Yankee Stadium - Video Recap Available!

One year ago, Heavy Metal history was written when the Big Four of Heavy Metal: Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax, took over the legendary field of dreams known as Yankee Stadium. Horns Up Rocks was there to capture the madness! Check out our extensive video special featuring live footage of the concert, interviews, Anthrax's press conference, amazing pictures and more!

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

Related links:
The Big 4
The Big Four Festival

MEGADETH's 'Countdown To Extinction' Anniversary Edition Advertised On Times Square Billboard - Image Available!

This year, MEGADETH is celebrating 20 years since the release of their 'Countdown To Extinction' album while on a worldwide tour. The celebration of the recording of their groundbreaking album continues! Get this:
in celebration of  thecommemorative 20th-anniversary reissue edition of 'Countdown To Extinction' album being advertised on the world's largest digital display system located in New York's Times Square via the 126-foot-wide, 47-foot-tall Reuters sign can be seen here.

The 7,400-square-foot digital billboard, which soars 23 stories into the sky above Times Square, reaches more than 1.5 million people per day.

PR Newswire in 2007 entered into an agreement with TimesSquare2, a division of Reuters, to make its customers' photos and images viewable on the Reuters sign. The billboard features a regular stream of PR Newswire customer photos throughout each day. The photos are accompanied by a news-release headline, and are displayed in fifteen-second increments.

MEGADETH are currently busy touring the world. And the party will continue this November and December, as the band will be trekking all over the United States with Los Angeles rockers KYNG! Here is the complete list of tour dates:

- Nov 09, 2012: Providence, RI at Lupo\'s Heartbreak Hotel
- Nov 10, 2012: Huntington, NY at Paramount Theatre
- Nov 11, 2012: Worcester, MA at The Palladium
- Nov 13, 2012: Wallingford, CT at Oakdale Theatre
- Nov 14, 2012: Sayreville, NJ at Starland Ballroom
- Nov 16, 2012: Atlantic City, NJ at House Of Blues
- Nov 17, 2012: Niagara Falls, NY at Rapids Theatre
- Nov 19, 2012: Stroudsberg, PA at Sherman Theater
- Nov 20, 2012: Columbus, OH at LC Pavilion
- Nov 24, 2012: Myrtle Beach, SC at House Of Blues
- Nov 25, 2012: Charlotte, NC at Fillmore
- Nov 26, 2012: Atlanta, GA at Tabernacle
- Nov 28, 2012: Kansas City, MO at Midland Theatre
- Dec 01, 2012: Salt Lake City, UT at Great Saltair
- Dec 02, 2012: Boise, ID at Knitting Factory
- Dec 04, 2012: Reno, NV at Grand Sierra Theatre
- Dec 06, 2012: Las Vegas, NV at House Of Blues
- Dec 07, 2012: Pomona, CA at Fox Theatre
Related links:
Megadeth's Official Site
Megadeth on Facebook
Megadeth on Twitter
KYNG's Official Site

MTV Responds To Allegations That 'Headbangers Ball' Is Being Cancelled - Statement Available!

As previously reported, Jose Mangin (Sirius XM) exclusively told us that the folks behind MTV2.com are shutting down Headbangers Ball for good. In response, MTV released the following statement to SPIN:

"MTV is committed to the 'Headbangers Ball' franchise and can confirm that it will continue as an online destination with its hub remaining on MTV2.com. The company's deal with Jose Mangin has concluded. However, MTV will continue to program a weekly playlist for fans of the genre."

Our guess is that they will have music video playlists on their online platform. Isn't that what YouTube is for?

Thankfully, Jose has announced the formation of Hard Attack TV! Hard Attack TV will take Jose's vision to a whole new level of confidence and power! While it will pick up from where HIS Headbangers Ball was left off, Hard Attack TV will offer viewers all over the world a variety of super fresh programming. What type of programming? Well, here is an exclusive interview we conducted with Jose at the recent PHILM show at Dingbatz in Clifton, New Jersey, where Jose spills it all out. Check it out and spread the word!

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Andrew W.K. Premieres Video For "It's Time To Party"; 'I Get Wet' 10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Out Now!

California native Andrew W.K. released his video for "It's Time To Party." Currently residing in New York, NY, the party icon released his latest single off of the 'I GET WET' 10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition, which includes a second disc filled with alternate and live version of Andrew’s original party classics.
Andrew W.K. is best known for his hit single “Party Hard” back in 2001. The song was featured as the lead track in EA Sports in Madden 2003. His other songs, such as “Fun Night” and “She Is Beautiful” were featured in movies such as Old School, Freaky Friday, American Pie, Band Camp, and Out Cold. Andrew W.K. has made multiple appearances on television programs such as MTV, MTV2, VH1, Fox News, and Cartoon Network.

Andrew W.K. has a handful of shows for the remainder of the month for September ranging from concerts to lectures.  Show dates can be seen below.

September 15, 2012 – Humboldt Park – Chicago, IL
September 23, 2012 – Gexa Energy Pavilion – Dallas, TX
September 28, 2012 – Canterlot Gardens at The Holiday Inn – Strongsville, OH

Related links:
Andrew W.K.'s Official Site
Andrew W.K. on Facebook
Andrew W.K. on Twitter

DOWN IV 'The Purple EP' Available For Streaming Now!

On September 18, 2012, the beast will be unleashed as "Down IV Part I - The Purple EP" (DOWN's first in a series of four EPs to be released over the next few years - with a year between EPs) will be presented to the masses! Today, the entire EP can be streamed below, thanks to Billboard.com.

Here is what Philip Anselmo said about the NEW DOWN EP during an interview with Full Metal Jackie:

"Well really it took a lot of pressure off of any and all of us. When this question comes up I refer to the first demo we did in 1992 when we all flew into Texas with this idea in our heads and we had really no idea what was going come out of it. I had no lyrics, everything was just right on the spot and I think we came out with ‘Bury Me in Smoke,’ ‘Temptation’s Wings’ and ‘Losing All,’ which would be on the first record.

"We took this approach with this record and honestly I have never in my life taken so much pressure off of myself to do a record. We didn’t know what we were thinking and the fact that it is six songs, I think that commanded all of our attention at the time and really to do a 10 or 12 song record – there’s no room at this point in my career at all for what would be called filler. I don’t want any filler, I want the songs to be direct, I want them to be unique and I think we did pretty well with this EP.
You’ve had a pretty prolific career with eight plus bands."

Read the rest of the interview HERE!

Click HERE to listen to the NEW DOWN EP (courtesy of Billboard.com)

Don't forget that DOWN will be touring North America this Fall, followed by a European trek. The band will be touring in support of their forthcoming NEW EP. The following dates have been confirmed so far, with more to be added soon:

U.S. Tour Dates (*) with Saint Vitus, Warbeast and HAARP:

09/18: Fort Worth, TX – Ridglea Theater
09/19: Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
09/21: Sauget, IL – Pop’s
09/22: Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
09/23: Pontiac, MI – Crofoot Ballroom
09/25: Boston, MA – House Of Blues
09/26: Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
09/28: New York, NY – Best Buy Theater
09/29: Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
10/02: Charlotte, NC – Tremont Music Hall

European Tour Dates (*):

10/19: Manchester, UK – O2 Academy
10/20: Birmingham, UK – HMV Institute
10/21: London, UK – Roundhouse
10/23: Antwerp, Belgium – Trix Hall
10/24: Paris, France – Bataclan
10/25: Holland, Amsterdam – Melkweg
10/27: Luxembourg City, Luxembourg – Den Atelier

*: More tour dates to be added

DOWN 'EP ONE' track listing:

1) 'Levitation'
2) 'Witchtripper'
3) 'Open Coffins'
4) 'The Curse Is A Lie'
5) 'This Work Is Timeless'
6) 'The Misfortune Teller'

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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Wolfgang Van Halen Joins Mark Tremonti On Solo Tour - Video Available!

As previously reported, VAN HALEN's bassist Wolfgang Van Halen (son of Eddie Van Halen) has joined TREMONTI, the solo band of guitarist Mark Tremonti (ALTER BRIDGE/CREED), during the bands current tour (details below). TREMONTI is currently touring in support of his solo debut album 'All I Was'.

“I am excited to be joining the band and playing this incredible music with some of my best friends in the business," said Wolfgang in an official press statement.

It is reported that Tremonti initially wanted Van Halen to play bass on his NEW album, but the bassist's commitments to his other band kept it from happening.

Wolfgang was scheduled to be on the road with Van Halen for much of late 2012, but his father, guitarist Eddie Van Halen, recently had emergency surgery following a severe bout of diverticulitis. He is expected to make a full recovery, with the band returning to the road in 2013.

TREMONTI on tour:

9-20-2012: Flint, MI at  The Machine Shop
9-21-2012: Lancaster, PA at Chameleon Club
9-23-2012: Chicago, IL at House of Blues
9-25-2012: New Britain, CT at Club INT
9-26-2012: West Chester, PA at The Note
9-28-2012: Orlando, FL at Beachem Theater
9-29-2012: Atlanta, GA at Vinyl
9-30-2012: Birmingham, AL at Club Zydeco
10-2-2012: Nashville, TN at Exit In
10-3-2012: Kansas City, MO at The Beaumont
10-5-2012: Shreveport, LA at The Riverside
10-6-2012: Woodlands, TX at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
10-7-2012: San Antonio, TX at Bud Light KISS Fall Fest 2012
Sunken Garden Theater
10-11-2012: London, England at Brixton O2 Academy
10-12-2012: London, England at Brixton O2 Academy
10-14-2012: Glasgow, Scotland at The Garage
10-15-2012: Newcastle, England at Newcastle O2 Academy
10-17-2012: Birmingham, England at HMV Institute Birmingham - Library
10-18-2012: Manchester, England at Manchester Academy 2
10-20-2012: Amsterdam, Netherlands at Melkweg Max
10-21-2012: Cologne, Germany at Gebaude 9
10-23-2012: Milan, Italy at The Tunnel

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SLAM ONE DOWN Unleash 'Who Really Wants To Live Forever'!

A mainstay on the NYC show circuit, SLAM ONE DOWN has performed with national acts like Drowning Pool, Bleeding Through, Powerman 5000, Unearth, Full Blown Chaos, Mushroomhead, Emmure, Veil of Maya, God Forbid, Generation Kill, Periphery, Revocation, and Killcode. Fusing blistering style with a unique brand of substance (beer funnels, drinking anthems, and a no-holds-barred stage show), S1D is the band that defines hard-hitting fun.

The band's first full-length studio album, 'Who Really Wants to Live Forever', was released at the beginning of September. It is available for purchase now on the band's website and Amazon. It will be available on iTunes shortly.

Appealing to both die-hard Metalheads and crossover Rock N' Roll fans, 'Who Really Wants to Live Forever' is sure to blaze a trail through a wasteland of uninspired, cookie-cutter Metal - breathing NEW life into the genre.

'Who Really Wants to Live Forever' Tracklisting:

1) The Acoustic Beer Run
2) What I've Done
3) Pour One Out
4) Music, Money and Girls
5) Cut Me Down (Psycho Party)
6) Last Man
7) The Payback
8) Hell Doesn't Want Me
9) Beer Run
10) Who Really Wants to Live Forever
11) Too Far Gone
12) About Me

Related links:
Slam One Down on Facebook
Slam One Down on Twitter

MEGADETH's Dave Mustaine Celebrates His 51st Birthday!

Today marks the 51st birthday of Heavy Metal icon and Megadeth's front-man Dave Mustaine! This year, MEGADETH is celebrating 20 years since the release of their 'Countdown To Extinction' album on tour. The celebration of the recording of their groundbreaking album, the band is currently busy touring the world. And the party will continue this November and December, as the band will be trekking all over the United States with Los Angeles rockers KYNG! Here is the complete list of tour dates:

- Nov 09, 2012: Providence, RI at Lupo\'s Heartbreak Hotel
- Nov 10, 2012: Huntington, NY at Paramount Theatre
- Nov 11, 2012: Worcester, MA at The Palladium
- Nov 13, 2012: Wallingford, CT at Oakdale Theatre
- Nov 14, 2012: Sayreville, NJ at Starland Ballroom
- Nov 16, 2012: Atlantic City, NJ at House Of Blues
- Nov 17, 2012: Niagara Falls, NY at Rapids Theatre
- Nov 19, 2012: Stroudsberg, PA at Sherman Theater
- Nov 20, 2012: Columbus, OH at LC Pavilion
- Nov 24, 2012: Myrtle Beach, SC at House Of Blues
- Nov 25, 2012: Charlotte, NC at Fillmore
- Nov 26, 2012: Atlanta, GA at Tabernacle
- Nov 28, 2012: Kansas City, MO at Midland Theatre
- Dec 01, 2012: Salt Lake City, UT at Great Saltair
- Dec 02, 2012: Boise, ID at Knitting Factory
- Dec 04, 2012: Reno, NV at Grand Sierra Theatre
- Dec 06, 2012: Las Vegas, NV at House Of Blues
- Dec 07, 2012: Pomona, CA at Fox Theatre

Video footage of MEGADETH's historic "Countdown To Extinction" performance in Bogota, Colombia can be seen below.

Related links:
Megadeth's Official Site
Megadeth on Facebook
Megadeth on Twitter
KYNG's Official Site

EXHUMED Are Coming To Japan With CANNIBAL CORPSE - Full Itinerary Available!

Relentless road demons, EXHUMED, will add to their expanding agenda of  live takeovers with a string of Japanese tour dates alongside Death Metal pioneers CANNIBAL CORPSE! The shows kick off on October 15th in Tokyo and will serve as a warm up to the band’s recently announced five-week North American Tour with Napalm Death and Municipal Waste with additional support from Vektor, Dayglo Abortions, Attitude Adjustment, Speedwolf, Martha Splatterhead’s Revenge, Repulsion and Dwarves on select dates.

Notes frontman Matt Harvey: "We are totally psyched to head back to the land of the rising sun! Japan has always been one of our favorite places to play --  the kids are amazing, the food is great, and the giant robots are just a delight! To go there with our friends in Cannibal is even cooler, and we are pumped to make sure this will be a Death Metal spectacle of epic proportions. It's been quite a while since we've been there so it will rule to trot out some new tunes in between sake bombs and bar hopping in Roppongi."

Additionally, the band plan to enter the studio at the end of the year to begin recording their sixth full-length and follow-up to 'All Guts, No Glory'. "All Guts", is still streaming in its entirety HERE. And if you missed it, check out “The Way Of Flesh” from the deluxe version of the record courtesy of GunShyAssassin at THIS LOCATION.

EXHUMED Japanese Tour 2012 with Cannibal Corpse:
10/15/2012 Club Quattro - Tokyo, Japan Tickets
10/16/2012 Club Quattro -  Osaka, Japan
10/17/2012 Club Quattro -  Nagoya, Japan

EXHUMED with Napalm Death, Municipal Waste, Vektor:

10/26/2012 Empire – Springfield, VA
10/27/2012 Gramercy Theater – New York, NY
10/28/2012 El N Gee – New London, CT
10/29/2012 Middle East – Boston, MA
10/31/2012 Les Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC
11/01/2012 The Opera House – Toronto, ON
11/03/2012 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL***
11/04/2012 Station 4 – St Paul, MN*

EXHUMED with Napalm Death, Municipal Waste, Dayglo Abortions:

11/05/2012 Osborne Village Inn – Winnipeg, MB
11/06/2012 Riddell Centre – Regina, SK
11/07/2012 The Pawn Shop – Edmonton, AB
11/09/2012 Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, B.C.

EXHUMED with Napalm Death, Municipal Waste, Attitude Adjustment:

11/10/2012 Neumo’s – Seattle, WA w/ Martha Splatterhead’s Revenge
11/11/2012 Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
11/13/2012 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
11/14/2012 Observatory – Santa Ana, CA w/ Repulsion
11/15/2012 House Of Blues – Hollywood, CA w/ Dwarves
11/16/2012 Rocky Point – Tempe, AZ
11/17/2012 House Of Rock – El Paso, TX*

EXHUMED with Napalm Death, Municipal Waste, Speedwolf:

11/18/2012 Rail Club – Fort Worth, TX***
11/20/2012 Exit In – Nashville, TN
11/23/2012 Kingdom – Richmond, VA
11/24/2012 The Casbah – Charlotte, NC
11/25/2012 The Valarium – Knoxville, TN
11/26/2012 Zydeco – Birmingham, AL
11/27/2012 Siberia – New Orleans, LA
11/30/2012 Terminal West – Atlanta, GA
12/01/2012 Orpheum Theater – Tampa, FL
* Municipal Waste, Napalm Death, EXHUMED Only
*** Napalm Death, EXHUMED Only

Following EXHUMED's appearance at the 2012 SUMMER SLAUGHTER tour in New York City, in which they performed a bunch of  NEW songs  from their latest album 'All Guts All Glory' (available now via Relapse Records), we had the chance to chat with EXHUMED's own Matt Harvey and Rob Babcock at Idle Hands Bar about the 2012 SUMMER SLAUGHTER tour, how playing early during the day allows them more time at the bar and they even talk about how Progressive Metal bands are too predictable! Here is what went down:

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PIG DESTROYER Premiere NEW Lyric Video For "Burning Palm", First Single From 'Book Burner'!

As previously reported, Virginia Grind Metallers PIG DESTROYER are ready to infect the world once again. Their NEW album is entitled 'Book Burner' and will be coming out on October 23rd via Relapse Records. The bands 5th studio album was recorded at guitarist Scott Hull’s Visceral Sound Studios in Alexandria, Virginia.

Today, the reigning grindcore champions have unleashed the highly anticipated first song from 'Book Burner'. The track entitled "Burning Palm" is available as a lyric video here: 

Here are a couple of video teasers for 'Book Burner'. Check them out!

Stay tuned more information on PIG DESTROYER's NEW album!

Related links:
Pig Destroyer on Facebook
Pig Destroyer on MySpace
Pig Destroyer on Twitter

HATEBREED Are D O N E Recording Their NEW Album; Band Ready To Kickoff "10 Years of Perseverance" Tour, Followed By LAMB OF GOD Tour!

HATEBREED kicks off their “10 Years of Perseverance” tour tonight in Clifton Park, NY with direct support from Whitechapel and special guests All Shall Perish and Deez Nuts! The U.S. headline tour was launched to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the band’s ground-breaking 2002 major-label debut, 'Perseverance'. See below for all current tour dates.

Tickets are still available! HATEBREED is also offering an exclusive VIP Diehard Package that includes a Meet and Greet, Commemorative Diehard Laminate, Poster and more! Make sure to head over to www.hatebreed.com/VIP for all ticketing and VIP Diehard details.

HATEBREED just finished tracking their upcoming full-length album and are ready to begin the mixing process. The album is produced by the band with co-producer assistance from world-renowned Metal producers Josh Wilbur (Lamb of God, Gojira, Avenged Sevenfold) and Chris “Zeuss” Harris (Suicide Silence, All That Remains, Shadows Fall).

Guitarist Wayne Lozinak states, “I'm very excited that the album is tracked! It was a great experience working with Zeuss and Josh Wilbur on this one. Every song is heavy, straight and to the point, in keeping with the traditional HATEBREED sound. Can't wait to put some of these songs in the set and start playing them live!”

HATEBREED bassist Chris Beattie went on to say, “This is the album that HATEBREED fans have been waiting for - catchy, ignorant and full of energy!”


- 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 @ Wonder Ballroom
- 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 Blue
- 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
- Sat/Oct-13: Huntington, WV @ Whisky Rock (no Whitechapel)

After their headline tour, the band will be joining Lamb of God, In Flames and Sylosis on the road this fall from October 30th through November 19th. See directly below for those dates.

- Tue/Oct-30: Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theater           
- Wed/Oct-31: Los Angeles, CA @ TBA          
- Thu/Nov-01: Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues                      
- Sat/Nov-03: Lubbock, TX @ Lonestar Pavilion           
- Sun/Nov-04: San Antonio, TX @ Sunken Garden          
- Mon/Nov-05: Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom                      
- Wed/Nov-07: St. Louis, MO @ Pageant          
- Thu/Nov-08: Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room           
- Fri/Nov-09: Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom          
- Sat/Nov-10: St. Paul, MN @ Myth                      
- Mon/Nov-12: Louisville, KY @ Expo Five                      
- Wed/Nov-14: Stroudsburg, PA @ Sherman Theater          
- Fri/Nov-16: New York, NY @ Roseland          
- Sat/Nov-17: Silver Spring, MD @ Fillmore                      
- Mon/Nov-19: Orlando, FL @ House of Blues

HATEBREED will be headlining the EMP presents Persistence Tour 2013 in Europe in January 2013. For more information, check out www.persistencetour.de.

- Jan-10: Berlin @ Astra (Germany)
- Jan-11: Lint @ Eurocam Media Center (Belgium)
- Jan-12: Oberhausen @ Turbinenhalle (Germany)
- Jan-13: Paris @ Bataclan (France)
- Jan-14: Saarbrücken @ Garage (Germany)
- Jan-15: Wiesbaden @ Schlachthof (Germany)
- Jan-16: Hamburg @ Docks (Germany)
- Jan-17: Stuttgart @ Schleyerhalle (Germany)
- Jan-18: Lichtenfels @ Stadthalle (Germany)
- Jan-19: Dresden @ Event Werk (Germany)
- Jan-20: Tilburg @ O13 (Netherlands)

Related links:
Hatebreed on Twitter

DYING FETUS Ready To Kickoff "The Womb to Waste" European Tour Tomorrow!

DYING FETUS are kicking off "The Womb to Waste" European headline tour tomorrow night in beautiful Lindau, Germany. The tour runs through October 14th in Aarschot, Belgium. Support on the tour will come from label mates REVOCATION, JOB FOR A COWBOY and CEREBRAL BORE.

A complete list of dates can be found below.

The band is on the road supporting their latest Relapse Records release 'Reign Supreme', which landed spots on four of Billboard's charts during its first week of release. 

'Reign Supreme' is available for purchase from the Relapse store HERE and digitally on iTunes.

'Reign Supreme' features nine tracks and is a "return to roots" with production focused slightly more on slam than in the band's last few works. About.com says of 'Reign Supreme': "DYING FETUS are at the top of their game with this record, which is sure to thrill old fans and gain them even more NEW ones."

The band's video for the song "From Womb to Waste" is available for viewing here:

For updates on DYING FETUS visit their Facebook page.

"The Womb to Waste" European Tour:

- 9/14: Lindau, Germany @ Club Vaudeville Tickets
- 9/15: Genève, Switzerland @ L'Usine Tickets
- 9/16: Brighton, UK @ Concorde2 Tickets  
- 9/17: Norwich, UK @ Waterfront Tickets  
- 9/18: Birmingham, UK @ O2 Academy 2 Tickets  
- 9/19: Reading, UK @ Sub89 Tickets  
- 9/20: Manchester, UK @ Club Academy Tickets  
- 9/21: Glasgow, UK @ Cathouse Tickets  
- 9/22: Dublin, Ireland @ The Pint Tickets  
- 9/23: London, UK @ Underworld Tickets  
- 9/24: Paris, France @ Divan Du Monde Tickets  
- 9/25: Nijmegen, Holland @ Doornroosje Tickets  
- 9/26: Hamburg, Germany @ Markthalle Tickets  
- 9/27: Malmö, Sweden @ KB Tickets  
- 9/28: Gothenburg, Sweden @ Sticky Fingers Tickets  
- 9/29: Stockholm, Sweden @ Klubben Tickets  
- 10/1: Helsinki, Finland @ Tavastia Tickets  
- 10/3: Copenhagen, Denmark @ Vega Tickets  
- 10/4: Berlin, Germany @ C-Club Tickets  
- 10/5: Würzburg, Germany @ Posthalle, Hell Inside Fest Tickets  
- 10/6: Jena, Germany @ F-Haus Tickets  
- 10/7: Prague, Czech Republic @ Hoodoo Club Tickets  
- 10/8: München, Germany @ Backstage Tickets  
- 10/9: Wien, Austria @ Arena Tickets  
- 10/10: Ljubljana, Slovenia @ Gala Hala / Kino Siska Tickets  
- 10/11: Legnano (Milano), Italy @ Land Of Live Club
- 10/12: Aarau, Switzerland @ Kiff Tickets
- 10/13: Essen, Germany @ Turock Tickets  
- 10/14: Aarschot, Belgium @ De Klinker Tickets
Related links:
Dying Fetus's Official Site


MACHINE HEAD will spend the next few months on the road, doing what they do best and that's lay waste to stages across the U.S., reducing them to piles of rubble and ash.

In advance of the tour, in mid-September, “Darkness Within,” one of band’s most powerful offerings, will ship to Rock radio.  The video for the track can be viewed HERE.

The Bay Area Metal titans will embark on what is sure to be one of the "must see" tours of the fall season with Dethklok, All That Remains and Black Dahlia Murder. That lineup translates into one helluva night for North America's Metalheads.

The trek kicks off on October 24th with a “warm up show” in Louisville, Kentucky, 2 massive radio festivals in Orlando and Tampa Florida, and then begins with Dethklok on Oct 30th at The Norva in Norfolk, Virginia and will hit 33 cities before wrapping on December 8th in Atlanta, Georgia.

This tour will also be offering a limited number of Machine Head VIP Meet and Greet packages, look for updates and links coming later this week.

MACHINE HEAD will be further supporting their 2011-released masterwork 'Unto the Locust', which was dubbed "a landmark for MACHINE HEAD, a landmark for Heavy Metal" by ARTISTdirect and which was said to be an album that is so good, it "rewards revisiting" by Decibel. The record was also heralded as one of the best of the past year by many publications (including this one), capping off near-universal praise for another instant classic in the MACHINE HEAD catalog. Jon Wiederhorn of Revolver proclaims “in terms of quality and significance, Unto the Locust may well be this decade's Master of Puppets.” 

Related links:
Machine Head

AC/DC: 'Live At River Plate' To Be Released On CD & Vinyl - Details Available!

When it comes to Rock N' Roll crowds that stand out for their dedication and passion, Argentinean's are famous for always giving their hearts and souls to the bands that come to their beautiful country. For many years, the biggest names in Hard Rock and Heavy Metal have made it a point to visit the land of Diego Armando Maradona (Argentinean soccer star).

In December of 2009, Australian rockers AC/DC performed three epic concerts in Buenos Aires in front of 200,000 fans as part of the "Black Ice" world tour. Following their series of concerts, AC/DC released a DVD entitled "Live At River Plate".

According to the Herald Sun, AC/DC will release "Live At River Plate" on November 16 as a the three-disc red vinyl or a two-CD set featuring multiple covers.

AC/DC "Live At River Plate" track listing:

01. Rock N Roll Train
02. Hell Ain't A Bad Place To Be
03. Back In Black
04. Big Jack
05. Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
06. Shot Down In Flames
07. Thunderstruck
08. Black Ice
09. The Jack
10. Hells Bells
11. Shoot To Thrill
12. War Machine
13. Dog Eat Dog
14. You Shook Me All Night Long
15. T.N.T.
16. Whole Lotta Rosie
17. Let There Be Rock
18. Highway To Hell
19. For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)

Related links:
AC/DC's Official Site

SOUNDGARDEN To Release NEW Single!

As previously reported, SOUNDGARDEN have a NEW album coming out this fall (tentatively on November 13)! According to The Pulse Of Radio, a NEW SOUNDGARDEN song called "Been Away Too Long" will be be released to Rock radio stations all over the nation this coming Wednesday (September 19). The track is the first official single from 'King Animal'.

Here is a short preview of a NEW SOUNDGARDEN song entitled "Worse Dreams":

Listen to "Live To Rise", a SOUNDGARDEN song that is part of "The Avengers" soundtrack.
Crank it HERE!

Rolling Stone recently conducted an interview with guitarist Kim Thayil, here is what he had to say about the bands upcoming album:

"It re-establishes that we still rock, we're still heavy, and we're still a little weird."

Other tracks names include: "Blood On The Valley Floor" and "A Thousand Days Before", the latter of which "has a little Indian thing and some chicken-pickin'," Thayil said. "We call it 'country and eastern.'"

Related links:
Soungarden's Official Site

Horns Up Rocks' "TURN THE PAGE" (News & Tour Updates) - 9/11/2012 Edition!

Today more than ever before, people want their information fast and presented to them in an original form. While we always strive to bring you the most up to date Heavy Music news and tour updates, we understand that many of you are busy with your own personal lives and lets face it: our generation are lazy readers.

Earlier this week, we produced a brand NEW series called "TURN THE PAGE". The concept is very simple, we want to bring you guys the most relevant up to date Heavy Music news and tour information in a video format. While we select what we believe is the most important information and post it here on a daily basis, keep in mind that our main platform (www.HornsUpRocks.com) is the place where you can get the majority of the information you need.

Without further due, here is the first installment of "TURN THE PAGE", this is the 9/11/2012 edition. We hope you enjoy it!

Full details on all the news stories and tours mentioned on the video above, can be seen below.

Related links:

Metal Masters IV recap
Paul Gray's doctor over medication scandal
Green Day's CD release show & North American tour
Suicide Silence inks deal with Nuclear Blast Entertainment
A Perfect Circle Las Vegas show
Fear Factory's announce "The Industrialist" music video
Vision Of Disorder music video news & CD release show
3 Inches Of Blood premieres music video for "Leather Lord"
Soilwork in the studio

Eluveitie's North American tour with Wintersun
Cannibal Corpse's North American tour with Misery Index and Hour Of Penance
Dethklok's North American tour with Machine Head, All That Remains and The Black Dahlia Murder
Lamb Of God's U.S. tour with In Flames, Hatebreed and Sylosis