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Friday, October 5, 2012

Andrew W.K. To Team Up With David Blaine For An Electrifying Performance In New York City!

As part of Blaine's Ultrabook Experience event (the magicians latest stunt), he will have Andrew W.K. perform a keyboard solo, sending ONE MILLION volts through Blaine's body, which will last for three days and three nights! Something that has never been done before, and should definitely NOT be tried by any of you!

Andrew’'s electric keyboard solo will take place this Sunday at West Street/11th Avenue and 13th Street in downtown Manhattan in New York City at 7:30 PM EST. Audiences around the world will also be able to control the Tesla coils through Ultrabook stations in cities worldwide, while the entire event will be continuously live-streamed at www.youtube.com/electrified

Andrew W.K. recently 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.

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

Blast From The Past: PANTERA's "101 Proof" Historic Performance In Santiago, Chile (May 6, 1998) - Phenomenal Video Footage Available!

We just came across this phenomenal performance from PANTERA in Santiago Chile, during the "101 Proof" tour! As you can see below, the playlist was flawless and the performance was out of this world. The crowd is so into it!

The concert took place at the "Teatro Municipal" (Municipal Theater) on May 6, 1998.

Setlist (with time stamps so you can follow the video as you headbang hard)!

- 2:46 Walk
- 8:46 A New Level
- 17:14 Fucking Hostile
- 20:35 Becoming / Throes of Rejection
- 25:41 (Reprise) Sandblasted Skin
- 30:53 Hard Lines, Sunken Cheeks
- 45:04 Primal Concrete Sledge
- 50:57 I'm Broken / By Demons Be Driven
- 57:59 Suicide Note Pt. II
- 1:03:00 War Nerve
- 1:08:22 This Love
- 1:16:48 Domination / Hollow
- 1:22:22 Mouth for War
- 1:29:19 Planet Caravan
- 1:34:17 Cowboys From Hell

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AC/DC: Brian Johnson Celebrates His 65th Birthday!

Today, AC/DC's Brian Johnson is celebrating his 65th birthday! Johnson was born in Dunston, Gateshead, England, on October 5, 1947. But don't call him old, as we all know Johnson is still one of the most ENERGETIC and badass singers in all of Heavy Music! Johnson has been the main singer and lyricist for Rock N' Roll legends AC/DC since 1980, following the untimely death of Bon Scott. While this was no easy task, Johnson has proven time and time again that he was the perfect choice for AC/DC. Johnson was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003, along with the other members of the band.

AC/DC lead guitarist and co-founder Angus Young later recalled, "I remember Bon playing me Little Richard, and then telling me the story of when he saw Brian singing." He says about that night, "There's this guy up there screaming at the top of his lungs and then the next thing you know he hits the deck. He's on the floor, rolling around and screaming. I thought it was great, and then to top it off—you couldn't get a better encore—they came in and wheeled the guy off!'" Johnson was diagnosed with appendicitis later that night, which was the cause of his writhing around on stage. The band agreed immediately that Johnson's performing style fit AC/DC's music. Johnson's first album with AC/DC, 'Back in Black', became the second best-selling album of ALL time (the album has sold over 50,000,000 copies).

So raise your glass (or fist) in the air, crank your volume and lets salute Mr. Brian Johnson on his birthday! \m/

Related links:
AC/DC's official site

BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME: Instructional Videos Of "Telos" Available Now!

With the release of Between The Buried And Me's critically-acclaimed NEW album, 'The Parallax II: Future Sequence' (available this Tuesday October 9th via Metal Blade Records), the North Carolinian band have released a collection of instructional videos for their NEW monstrous song "Telos." Watch below!

Recently, BTBAM unveiled the first official video from their epic NEW album, for "Astral Body" via Alternative Press' HERE.

BTBAM have released a series of behind-the-scenes clips documenting the recording sessions for The Parallax II which are viewable on the band's YouTube page at www.youtube.com/btbamofficial.

Exclusive pre-order bundles are available now at www.merchconnectioninc.com/btbam and www.metalblade.com/btbam (the sites have different packages available) with digital pre-orders available via iTunes (http://itunes.apple.com/preorder/id556666908).

Paul Waggoner ‘Telos’ Guitar Demonstration:

Dustie Waring ‘Telos’ Guitar Demonstration:

Dan Briggs 'Telos' Bass Demonstration:

Blake Richardson Drumming Live:

The band recently kicked off a European tour in the UK that will be followed by Japanese, Australian and New Zealand dates.

All dates below with Periphery and The Safety Fire opening:

- Oct. 5: Manchester, UK at Club Academy
- Oct. 6: Leeds, UK at Cockpit
- Oct. 7: Bristol, UK 02 at Academy
- Oct. 8: Southampton, UK at The Brook
- Oct. 10: Antwerp, Belgium at Trix
- Oct. 11: Amsterdam, Netherlands at Melkweg
- Oct. 12: Cologne, Germany at Luxor
- Oct. 13: Munster, Germany at Sputnikhalle
- Oct. 14: Copenhagen, Denmark at Vega
- Oct. 16: Stockholm, Sweden at Debaser Slussen
- Oct. 17: Gothenberg, Sweden at Sticky Fingers
- Oct. 18: Hamburg, Germany at Logo
- Oct. 19: Berlin, Germany at Lido
- Oct. 20: Prague, Czech Republic at Rock Café
- Oct. 22: Bratislava, Slovakia at Randall Club
- Oct. 23: Budapest, Hungary at Durer Kert
- Oct. 24: Wien, Austria at Szene
- Oct. 25: Munich, Germany at Backstage
- Oct. 27: Novara, Italy at Rock'n'Roll Arena
- Oct. 28: Zurich, Switzerland at Dynamo
- Oct. 29: Stuttgart, Germany at Universum
- Oct. 30: Frankfurt, Germany at Batschkapp
- Oct. 31: Paris, France at La Maroquinerie
- Nov. 2: London, UK at Shepherds Bush Empire
End Tour

- Nov. 4: Austin, TX at Fun Fun Fun Fest

All dates below with Animal as Leaders opening:

- Nov. 8: Osaka, Japan at Avenue A
- Nov. 9: Nagoya, Japan at 3Star
- Nov. 10: Tokyo, Japan at Aube
- Nov. 11: Tokyo, Kichijoji at Club Seata
- Nov. 13: Perth, Australia at Amplifier
- Nov. 14: Adelaide, Australia at Fowlers
- Nov. 15: Brisbane, Australia at The Zoo
- Nov. 16: Melbourne, Australia at Corner Hotel
- Nov. 17: Sydney, Australia at The Metro
- Nov. 19: Wellington, NZ at Bodega
- Nov. 20: Auckland, NZ at The Kings Arms

Related links:
BTBAM On Facebook
BTBAM On Metal Blade
BTBAM on Twitter
Metal Blade on Facebook

SLASH Performs On "Conan" With A Recovered Myles Kennedy - Video Available!

As previously reported, SLASH, which features MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS, was forced to postpone their performance that was scheduled for Wednesday, October 3, at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, California. The show has been rescheduled for Sunday, December 2 at the same venue. The show was postponed due to the fact that vocalist Myles Kennedy's was feeling ill.

Fortunately, Kennedy was able to perform along with legendary Rock N' Roll guitarist Slash the song "Standing In The Sun on TBS's the "Conan" (hosted by the awesome Conan O'Brien). Video footage of the performance can be seen below.

In case you are wondering how come he was able to perform last night, but not on Wednesday night, the band did not want to pass on the opportunity to present 'Apocalyptic Love' on national TV. Additionally, it is one thing to perform one song versus an entire set.

In case you missed this: SLASH's second solo album 'Apocalyptic Love' was released this passed May and was recently certified gold in Australia by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) for sales in excess of 35,000 copies.

SLASH recently revealed that he and singer Myles Kennedy have already begun working on music for the guitarist's next album, to be recorded sometime next year.

"We are working on material, gathering ideas for another [record] at this point," Slash told Rapid City Journal. "We are sort of like in those early stages where I'm just recording different guitar ideas and I turn Myles on to it. He's thinking about his stuff and what he's going to do with it and so on."

Related links:
Slash's Official Site
SLASH on Facebook
SLASH on Twitter

TONIGHT: Horns Up Rocks Brings You Jo Schüftan's MeTal Birthday At The PROJECT INDEPENDENT SHOWCASE In New York City!

Hey guys, Jo Schüftan here! I want to personally invite all of you to join me as I celebrate my 32nd birthday at Santos Party House TONIGHT in New York City. It has been over a year since an underground Heavy Music show has taken place at the venue, so lets show them what we can all collectively do, this way they will have us back and the entire scene wins!

Tonight I got an pretty impressive lineup for you as part of the 2012 Project Independent Showcase! While there are some naysayers out there when it comes to this amazing movement that is all about supporting the underground, I can tell you that Jeff Totten (CEO of Project Independent) does for the exact reasons I do. This is ultimately the reason why for the second year in a row we are joining forces with them.

The musical agenda for tonight will make this a very memorable night, and thankfully you can watch from wherever the hell you are, if for some reason you can't join this awesome show/party! Here is the link to the webcast (scheduled to begin at 8:30 PM): www.projectindependent.net/webcast

WHO is playing?

8:00 - 8:30: Doors + DJ set
8:30 - 9:00: Sunlord
9:15 - 9:45: Metalfier
10:00 - 10:30: Hypoxia 
10:45 - 11:15: Fear Of None
- > Guitar shredding session by "Big" Rob Castoria!
11:30 - 12:00: 10th Hour
12:15 - 12:45: Tired Wings
1:00 - 1:30: Sanitarius

HOSTED BY: NC Shuva (leader of the PUi Tribe!)
DJed BY: DJ HardCore (Javier Samaniego)

WHEN? Tonight (Friday, October 5th)
WHERE? Santos Party House (basement)
COST? $15
AGE? 21+ with ID

RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/258115210958450/

Related links:
Live Webcast
Horns Up Rocks
Project Independent

Thursday, October 4, 2012


WOW! KING DIAMOND, BOLT THROWER, TESTAMENT and CHILDREN OF BODOM have all been confirmed next year's Tuska festival! Finland's Heavy Metal fest will take place between June 28-30 in Suvilahti, Helsinki, Finland.

Before you keep reading! Lets take a moment to thank god (or satan) that the KING is alive and well and playing shows again!

In the past years, the attendees of Tuska festival have complained about Tuska (the area were the festival takes place), so the the area will undergo changes and improvements in order to enhance the atmosphere and functionality. Details will be announced later.

A limited edition of special prized three-day Tuska tickets will go on sale tomorrow, Friday October 5 through Tiketti.fi and Lippupalvelu.fi for 110 euros (plus ticket agency fee).

Start date of regular 2013 ticket sales, ticket price and ticket categories will be announced later.

Related links:
Tuska Festival

"TURN THE PAGE" (News & Tour Updates - 10/3/2012 Edition) LIVE From Barclay's Center In Brooklyn NY!

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.

We recently premiered 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 fourth installment of "TURN THE PAGE", this is the 10/3/2012 edition. Filmed at New York City's NEW arena "Barclay's Center"! We hope you enjoy it!

Full details on the news stories and tours mentioned on the video above, can be seen on our archive (located on the right hand side column) ----------------------->

Related links:
Horns Up Rocks

ROB ZOMBIE Unleashes Brutal Trailers For NEW Movie 'Lords Of Salem'!

Production for Zombie's latest film, 'The Lords of Salem', has been completed and it has been dubbed as Zombie's most insane film yet. "I am enjoying taking my time finishing this film. I hate rushing things at this stage of the process, so it is a luxury to take it slow and really fine-tune every part of the production", stated Zombie.

Filmsynopsis: "A mysterious wooden box containing a vinyl record arrives for Heidi, a gift of the Lords. She assumes it's a rock band on a mission to spread to spread their word. As Heidi and Whitey play the Lord's record, it starts to play backwards, and Heidi experiences a flashback to a past trauma. Later, Whitey plays the Lord's record, dubbing them the Lords of Salem, and to his surprise, the record plays normally and is a massive hit with his listeners. The arrival of another wooden box from the Lords presents the Big H team with free tickets, posters and records to host a gig in Salem. Soon, Heidi and her cohorts are far from the rock spectacle they're expecting. The original Lords or Salem are returning and they're out for blood."

In related news,MARILYN MANSON will be kicking off a North American tour with ROB ZOMBIE tonight in Phoenix, Arizona! Warming up the crowd throughout the entire tour will be SLIPKNOT's #0 DJ Sid Wilson, who replaced J Devil (Jonathan Davis) after the KORN frontman had to cancel his appearance due to health reasons (more info HERE). The tour itinerary is as follows:

(U.S. Leg) - Remaining tour dates


 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
17   Hammerstein Ballroom, New York, 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:
Rob Zombie's Official Site
Rob Zombie on Facebook
Rob Zombie on Twitter

BATTLECROSS: Full Band Interview At Metal Blade Records' 30 Year Anniversary Show In New York City!

Last week, Michigan's BATTLECROSS (the Blue Collar Trash Metallers) joined AS I LAY DYING in celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Metal Blade Records. The event took place at Santos Party House in New York City, and the band proved to everyone that was present and to those watching at home via a live webcast, that they have a brilliant future ahead. Not only do they display hard hitting musical vibrations that make ANY room shake, but they absolutely possess the right mind set and attitude to be a force to be reckoned with in the Heavy Music planet.

After a very successful run at these years TRESPASS AMERICA Festival, the band is entering their rehearsal space to begin writing the follow up to 2011's 'Pursuit Of Honor' (available now via Metal Blade Records).

Prior to the bands special performance, we had the chance to chat with the BATTLECROSS boys about how the last year has changed their lives thanks to the record deal they landed with Metal Blade Records and the numerous tours they have been part of. We also discussed the overall thinking process of the band as a whole after an extensive learning process of what to do and not to in the music world. Additionally, we spoke about the bands recent appearance at the 2012 TRESPASS AMERICA FESTIVAL and we obviously touched upon Metal Blade Records' 30 years of Heavy Metal domination. Stop what you are doing right now and check this interview out!

Related links:
Battlecross' Official Site

METALLICA: NEW Song Leaked Online - Listen & JUDGE!

The reigning kings of the Big Four, METALLICA, are currently locked up at their headquarters recording a brand NEW album. Recently, 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."

Apparently a NEW METALLICA song called "Darkness" has surfaced over the Internet, while we can't confirm if this song is part of their upcoming album, we can confirm that the song kicks ass! Crank it now before it gets taken down!

UPDATE: This is an EVILE song! We will have to wait patiently for NEW METALLICA tunes!

Related links:
Metallica's Official Site


Wondering what is going on in the RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE camp these days? Well, recently TMZ.com ran into bassist Tim Commerford and asked him whither the band is working on a NEW album? His response: "Maybe". A maybe is better than a no right?

RATM's last record, 'Renegades', was released in 2000 and they disbanded that same year due to creative differences. They reunited in 2007 and did a handful of shows, but ever since then nothing has happened.

In 2010, RATM's guitarist Tom Morello dismissed as "inaccurate" a quote from the group's frontman Zack De la Rocha where the singer reportedly said that the chances of the band recording a NEW album are better now than they have been before. "There's no plans for that now," Morello said. "The band gets along great, we're playing some of the best shows of our career over the last couple of years, and no one is ruling out that... But as a band, I hope that we will continue to, at a minimum, play shows in the future."

Stay tuned for more RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE news!

Related links:
Rage Against The Machine

Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame: DEEP PURPLE, RUSH & HEART Are Finally Nominated - Full List Of Nominees Available!

DEEP PURPLE, RUSH and HEART are among 15 finalists for induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame's Class Of 2013.

For the first time, the public gets to vote alongside the artists, historians and music industry insiders of the Rock Hall voting body. From now until December 5, fans can vote on RollingStone.com for the nominees they'd like to see inducted. The top five acts will comprise a "fan's ballot" that will count as one of the more than 600 ballots that determine the Class Of 2013. The results will be announced in mid-December.

The April 18, 2013 event is set for Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, marking the first time the ceremony will be held in the city since 1993. HBO will tape the show for broadcast at a later date.

"The definition of 'rock and roll' means different things to different people, but as broad as the classifications may be, they all share a common love of the music," stated Joel Peresman, President and CEO of the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Foundation. "This year we again proudly put forth a fantastic array of groups and artists that span the entire genre that is 'rock and roll.'"

Here is what RUSH said about this well deserved recognition: "We are honored to be among the nominees for this year's Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. We are especially thrilled for the many, many dedicated fans to whom this nomination is so very important."

Artists are considered for inclusion in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 25 years after the release of their first recording.

Nominees for the 2013 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame:

- N.W.A.

Important note: Only five of the artists will make the final cut and be inducted into the Hall.

Related links:
Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame
Vote HERE!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

HATEBREED To Bring Back The "Stillborn Fest" This Year - Details Available!

As previously reported, HATEBREED just finished tracking their upcoming full-length album and is already being mixed. 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!”

After a few years of not hosting the "Stillborn Fest", the band has announced that this December they are bringing the event back to the New England Heavy Music community. Joining HATEBREED will be:


The confirmed dates are as follow:

- 12/26: New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place
- 12/27: Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance

HATEBREED are currently on tour with with WHITECHAPEL, ALL SHALL PERISH & DEEZ NUTS (remaining tour dates):

- 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

SLASH Forced To Postpone Los Angeles Show Due To Myles Kennedy's Health Mishap!

SLASH, which features MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS, have postponed their previously scheduled performance for tonight, Wednesday, October 3, at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, California. The show has been rescheduled for Sunday, December 2 at the same venue.

Tickets for the postponed show will be honored on the rescheduled night and refunds will be available at point of purchase for those ticket holders who cannot attend the rescheduled show.

Here is a statement from the band: "Vocalist Myles Kennedy is unfortunately ill and unable to perform at this time. Patrons should hold onto their tickets for all postponed shows. The band regrets this inconvenience to their fans and thanks them for their support."

Slash commented: "We want to be 100% for this gig and we're just not at this moment. We'll be back December 2nd in fighting form. See you then!"

Added Kennedy: "My apologies to everyone who was planning on coming out to the show tonight. I promise to make it up to you when we return in a few months."

SLASH is still expected to appear on the October 4 episode of Conan O'Brien's nighttime talk show on TBS, "Conan". Check your local listings for details.

Related links:
Slash's Official Site
SLASH on Facebook
SLASH on Twitter

DETHKLOK: Music Video Premiere Of "The Galaxy"!

As previously reported, DETHKLOK will return this fall with 'Metalocalypse: Dethklok Dethalbum III', the highly-anticipated follow up album that fans of the animated band have been begging for. The stars of the Adult Swim series Metalocalypse will unleash 12 brand NEW tracks that are more brutal than ever before in this fall’s release, set to hit stores throughout North America on October 16, 2012 from Williams Street Records. The "Dethalbum III" is once again co-produced by Metalocalypse co-creator Brendon Small and Dethklok producer Ulrich Wild (The Dethalbum and Dethalbum II). The cover art was also illustrated by "The Dethalbum" and "Dethalbum II" cover artist Antonio Canobbio.

"Dethalbum III" will not only be released in its original CD and digital format, but also as a Deluxe Edition CD/DVD and a clean version of the CD. The Deluxe Edition CD/DVD will include a 32-minute behind-the-scenes documentary of the making of "Dethalbum III", as well as music videos and much more. A vinyl edition of the album with special etching will be released on November 6, 2012.

Today, DETHKLOK is premiering a music video for "The Galaxy". Watch it now!

The full track listing for "Dethalbum III" includes:

1. I Ejaculate Fire
2. Crush the Industry
3. Andromeda
4. The Galaxy
5. Starved
6. Killstardo Abominate
7. Ghostqueen
8. Impeach God
9. Biological Warfare
10. Skyhunter
11. The Hammer
12. Rejoin

DETHKLOK has announced a 31-date fall North American tour with MACHINE HEAD and ALL THAT REMAINS. Additionally, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER will be opening all of the shows. Here is the official event poster with all the tour dates!

Related links:
Adult Swim

CONVERGE: Full Album Stream Of 'All We Love We Leave Behind'!

As previously reported, CONVERGE have a NEW full-length album entitled 'All We Love We Leave Behind' coming out this Tuesday, October 9th via Epitaph Records. Right now, you can listen to the entire album (courtesy of Lambgoat.com)

'All We Love We Leave Behind' track listing:

01. Aimless Arrow
02. Trespasses
03. Tender Abuse
04. Sadness Comes Home
05. Empty on the Inside
06. Sparrow's Fall
07. Glacial Pace
08. No Light Escapes (bonus)
09. Vicious Muse
10. Veins and Vails
11. Coral Blue
12. Shame in the Way
13. On My Shield (bonus)
14. Precipice
15. All We Love We Leave Behind
16. Runaway (bonus)
17. Predatory Glow

Related links:
Official Site of Converge
Converge on Facebook
Converge on Twitter
Converge on YouTube

KISS Premiere Two NEW Songs In Anticipation Of The Release Of 'Monster'!

      Photo by: Dee Fago

KISS's NEW album 'Monster' (set to be released on October 9th through Universal Music Enterprises) is a "12-track, straight-ahead rock 'n' roll album". 'Monster' features collaborations among all four members — including co-founders Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons and longtime members guitarist Tommy Thayer and drummer Eric Singer — in an album that shows the band at the top of its game. And that's saying something, considering their illustrious, 40-plus year history — 28 U.S. gold albums, the most gold records for any American Rock band, 40 million sales in the U.S., and a total exceeding 100 million worldwide.

'Monster' is the group's first studio album since the band's 2009 smash success, 'Sonic Boom', and was also produced by Paul Stanley with Greg Collins at Conway Studios in Hollywood, California, and The Nook in Studio City, California.

 Today, KISS is premiering two NEW songs from their upcoming album 'Monster'. Entitled "Long Way Down" and "All For The Love Of Rock N' Roll", this songs need to be CRANKED by you right the hell right now!

Long Way Down by umesongs

All For The Love Of Rock & Roll by umesongs

'Monster' track listing (iTunes version):

01. Hell Or Hallelujah
02. Wall Of Sound
03. Freak
04. Back To The Stone Age
05. Shout Mercy
06. Long Way Down
07. Eat Your Heart Out
08. The Devil Is Me
09. Outta This World
10. All For The Love Of Rock & Roll
11. Take Me Down Below
12. Last Chance
13. Right Here Right Now 

Oh yeahhhh! Don't forget that KISS will be appearing on CBS's "Late Show With David Letterman" on October 10th. Check your local listings for details.

Related links:
KISS Online

The 2012 Project Independent Showcase Arrives To Andrew W.K.'s Party Playground This Friday!

The Project Independent Showcase is returning to New York City to Andrew W.K.'s party playground (Santos Party House) this Friday, October 5th. The event will be headlined by last years showcase winner: The 10th Hour from Maryland (Project Independent Featured Artist).

This will also be Jo Schüftan's birthday bash! So come buy him a drink or seven!

LIVE performances by:

- 10th Hour
- Tired Wings
- Fear Of None
- Sun Lord
- Metalfier

HOSTED BY: NC Shuva (leader of the PUi Tribe!)

               DJ HardCore (Javier Samaniego of Horns Up Rocks)!

WHEN? Friday, October 5th
WHERE? Santos Party House (basement)
WHAT TIME? 8 PM sharp!
COST? $15 (day of show), $12 (prior to the show)*
AGE? 21+ with ID
RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/258115210958450/

*For discount tickets, contact events@hornsuprocks.com

The Project Independent Showcase New York City takeover is an invitation for all the Heavy Music fans within the tri-state area to come out and be part of history by representing the scene.

Official event flyer:

Related links:
Live Webcast
Horns Up Rocks
Project Independent

DEFTONES: NEW Song "Tempest" Available For Your Listening Pleasure; Lyrics Available For You To Sing Along!

As previously reported, the DEFTONES have announced that their NEW album is entitled 'Koi No Yokan' and will be released on November 13th. In anticipation of the release of their seventh studio album, the DEFTONES will be going on a nationwide headlining trek, with special guest Scars On Broadway. The tour kicks off on October 9th in Ventura, CA and will conclude on the West Coast mid November. Tickets on sale next Friday, September 7 via Ticketmaster.com. Full tour itinerary can be seen below.

Today, the band has unleashed another song out of 'Koi No Yokan'. Entitled "Tempest", this song definitely has the bands signature sound written all over it. Crank it now!

Deftones - Tempest by Deftones

"Tempest" Lyrics:

Out the stories
They’ve put into your mind and brace
For the glory
As you stare into the sky.. The sky beneath
I know you can’t be tired..
Lay there
Stare at the ceiling
And switch back to your time just go ahead now try and taste it I know it should be ripe...thrust...ahead.
Turning in circles
Been caught in a stasis
The ancient arrival
Cut to the end
I’d like to be taken
Apart from the inside
Then spit through the cycle right to the end
I wonder just how you shaped it To get back to your prize...thrust..ahead
Turning in circles
Been caught in a stasis
The ancient arrival
Cut to the end
I’d like to be taken
Apart from the inside
Then spit through the cycle right to the end
Wake for the glory
I know you can’t be tired

"Tempest" from Deftones upcoming album KOI NO YOKAN. Single will be available October 9th. Album available November 13th.

DEFTONES Headline Tour:

10/9/2012 - Ventura, CA - Ventura Theatre
10/10/2012 - San Francisco, CA - Warfield
10/12/2012 - Portland, OR - Roseland Ballroom
10/13/2012 - Seattle, WA - Showbox SODO
10/14/2012 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore
10/16/2012 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory
10/17/2012 - Salt Lake City, UT - In The Venue
10/19/2012 - Denver, CO - Fillmore Auditorium
10/20/2012 - Kansas City, MO - Harrah's
10/21/2012 - Columbia, MO - Blue Note
10/23/2012 - Chicago, IL - Aragon Ballroom
10/24/2012 - Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre
10/26/2012 - Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live
10/28/2012 -Philadelphia, PA - The Electric Factory
10/29/2012 - Boston, MA - HOB Boston
10/30/2012 - New York, NY - Terminal 5

Lead singer Chino Moreno told Billboard.com why the band got back to work faster than usual. "It was important that we wanted to not drag it out," he said. "We have a well-documented history of taking forever to make records. But with our last record, we did it in a really short, good amount of time, probably four or five months from the time we started writing until we finished it. For us, that was record time, so this time the idea was, 'Let's go in and start a record on this date and let's try to be finished by summertime and keep this work ethic we kind of stumbled upon on the last one,' and we did."

'Diamond Eyes' sold 62,000 copies in the US in its first week and debuted at the Number 6 position on The Billboard 200 chart. 'Diamond Eyes' was the deftones first album, since their bassist Chi Cheng had a horrific car accident on November 4, 2008. The accident left him in a comatose state. Sergio Vega recorded 'Diamond Eyes', toured with the band, and is back in the studio to record the bands seventh studio album.

Asked how the NEW DEFTONES disc sounds, Moreno told Billboard.com, "It's not a super fast or slow record. It's very dynamic. Some of my favorite things about DEFTONES are the dynamics. Yes, we're a heavy band, but we're not just in-your-face aggro the whole time, punching you in the face. There's a lot of aggression in some of the music, but there's also this very soothing element where there's a lot of soundscapes rather than attack, attack, attack the whole time. I understand that's a big part of our sound, but I really feel like we reached a peak on our dynamics on this record with those two qualities — the beauty of something and just straight, ruthless aggression."

Stay tuned for more DEFTONES news!

VOTE Now For The Top 15 Songs Of VH1 Classic's "America's Hard 100 Countdown"!

Just under two weeks ago, VH1 Classic began releasing a series of viewer polls that would ultimately determine what songs would separate themselves from the pack in America’s Hard 100. Over one million (!!!) votes were cast by you, THE FANS, to determine which songs deserved to be at the top of our list of the best Hard Rock and Heavy Metal songs of all-time. Wait a minute! Just over one million votes?! Totally kidding!

Now they have sorted through all of the votes, analyzed the numbers, and now they need your help again in determining the FINAL RANKINGS of America’s Hard 100.

They have come up with a list of 15 songs, 10 of which won their respective polls — a healthy round of applause for:

- Dream Theater‘s “Pull Me Under”
- Type O Negative‘s “Black No. 1”
- Bon Jovi‘s “Living On A Prayer”
- Cinderella‘s “Gypsy Road”
- Dio‘s “Holy Diver”
- Rush‘s “Limelight”
- Poison‘s “Nothin’ But A Good Time”
- Guns N’ Roses‘ “November Rain”
- Ozzy Osbourne and Randy Rhoads’ “Crazy Train”
- Black Sabbath‘s “Paranoid”

Here are 5 songs which they are deeming wildcards. Each of these wildcard songs reaped more votes than all the other non-poll winning songs, and might have won their respective polls had they been placed among a different group of songs:

- AC/DC‘s “Back In Black”
- Accept‘s “Balls To The Wall”
- Guns N’ Roses’ “Paradise City”
- Megadeth‘s “Sweating Bullets”
- Poison’s “Talk Dirty To Me”

So, with that said, this are the final 15 songs. The same rules apply this time around; vote early and often for as many of these 15 as you think are deserving, and you can always click Return To Poll to vote again. The polls will close on Tuesday, October 2 at 4 PM ET, and you’ll be able to tune in to watch America’s Hard 100 on VH1 Classic in November to see the final results.

CLICK HERE to vote!

Related links:
VH1 Classic

NIGHTWISH Move On With "Fill In" Singer Floor Jansen - Video Available!

After closing the Anetter Olzon chapter, NIGHTWISH has made it clear that the show must go on! Last night (Tuesday, October 2), the band performed at the Crystal Ballroom in Portland, Oregon with "fill in" singer Floor Jansen (ex-AFTER FOREVER, REVAMP). A 22-minute compilation of fan-filmed clips can be seen below.

So what happened with Olzon? Well, it seems like Olzon quit the band after the band failed to keep her on the loop regarding their decision to replace her for one show after she had a medical emergency: "I was never asked if it was OK they used Elize (Ryd) and Alissa (White-Gluz) in the show [Friday] night. I don't think it's a good decision they made and I'm sorry for those of you who came to see the whole band but got something else. But I was very ill and this decision wasn't mine."

She continued, "I got very ill and thought it was a kidney stone. I got worse in the evening and started vomiting heavily. The hospital said I should cancel the show and come straight to the ER. I was there all night and they did blood tests, ultrasounds on my kidneys and finally a CT scan. The tests didn't show why I was so ill, but probably the stomach pain has a connection with me having the flu, or just stress.

"They did find something else, though, and for that I'm grateful – if I didn't do the scan, I wouldn't know there's a big cyst in my liver and I need to go check it out at home."

This are the featured songs on the video below:

00:03 "Storytime"
03:17 "Wish I Had An Angel"
05:13 Floor Jansen introduction
05:47 "Dark Chest of Wonders"
08:28 "Amaranth"
09:14 "Scaretale"

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Is DOKKEN Calling It A Day After 'Broken Bones'?

Earlier this week, during the "Eddie Trunk Live" show on SiriusXM, DOKKEN's own Don Dokken confessed that the band's latest album, 'Broken Bones', will be their very last effort. Don explained that he feels that it is time to move on, in order to spread his musical wings and do something very different. He also told Trunk that he would like to make a very "heavy" Metal record, featuring a musical that is "a cross between TOOL and SLAYER."

In related news, DOKKEN has parted ways with drummer Mick Brown and has replaced him with Jimmy DeGrasso (MEGADETH, Y&T, ALICE COOPER, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES).

DOKKEN's NEW video for their song "Empire" can be seen below. The clip was directed by Devin DeHaven (WHITESNAKE, P.O.D., BUSTA RHYMES) and features a post-apocalyptic take on the band's signature sound of catchy melodies, hot riffs and monster production.

'Broken Bones' was produced by DOKKEN frontman and namesake Don Dokken and was mixed by Bob St. John (EXTREME, DURAN DURAN, COLLECTIVE SOUL) and Wyn Davis (BLACK SABBATH, DIO, WHITESNAKE) and mastered by famed engineer Maor Appelbaum (HALFORD, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, SEPULTURA). The new set features a return to the band's signature sound of catchy melodies, hot riffs and monster production.

"Broken Bones" track listing:

01. Empire
02. Broken Bones
03. Best Of Me
04. Blind
05. Waterfall
06. Victim Of The Crime
07. Burning Tears
08. Today
09. For The Last Time
10. Fade Away
11. Tonight

Related links:
DOKKEN's Official Site

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

UNDERØATH Announce Plans To Disband & Reveal Details For 'Anthology' Album - Official Statement Available!

More breaking news: UNDERØATH have announce that they will be disbanding! They have also announced that they are compiling a "best of" album entitled 'Anthology 1999 – 2013', which will feature two brand NEW songs. The band will also be announcing their farewell tour next week.

Here is the official press release:

Groundbreaking metalcore act UNDERØATH are formally announcing their plans to disband following a remarkable 15-year career that made a monumental impact on millions of fans and forever changed the face of Heavy Music.

“It’s sad to say that we feel like it’s time to close this chapter, but we have never seen things more clearly,” says vocalist Spencer Chamberlain. “These have been the best years of my entire life, and I owe that to every single person who ever supported this band along the way. This wasn’t a quick decision by any means. It’s just time for us to move on.”

The band is closing an era during which it served as a pillar of the Heavy Music scene. UNDERØATH formed an indelible bond with their massive fan base through relentless touring in front of sellout audiences on six continents, as well as the early adoption and mastery of social networking that helped bridge the divide between band and fan - resulting in the band becoming one of the first with 1 million ‘likes’ on Facebook as well as a tally of more than 70 million plays on MySpace.

The Tampa, Florida-based group released seven acclaimed albums in total – including the Gold-certified mid-2000s releases 'They're Only Chasing Safety' and 'Define the Great Line' – that collectively yielded several groundbreaking videos, Grammy and Dove Award nominations and total sales in excess of 1.3 million units.

On the road to becoming one of Hard Rock’s biggest success stories, UNDERØATH created a deep and enduring culture surrounding its music and message and became that rarest of things in the music world: a band that actually meant something, to millions of fans around the globe.

UNDERØATH will cap its incredible run with the release of a career retrospective album, 'Anthology 1999-2013' – released November 6 on Solid State Records. With tracks culled from their 1999 debut, 'Act of Depression', through the instant classics on 2010’s 'Ø (Disambiguation)', 'Anthology 1999-2013' is an essential collection of songs that celebrates the evolution of this seminal band.
Pushing 'Anthology 1999-2013' beyond a mere retrospective, the release gives fans one last chance to hear newly recorded material in the form of NEW tracks “Sunburnt” and “Unsound.” Recorded with longtime producer Matt Goldman, the two NEW songs represent the final material recorded by the band.

"Over the past decade or so of our lives, we have been able to live a dream traveling the world, playing music that excites us, and meeting more amazing people than we could have ever fathomed," says keyboardist Chris Dudley. "This couldn't be a more bittersweet moment for us. We have accomplished more, met more friends, seen more places and have just done more than we could have ever imagined, and we really wanted to just go out on the highest note possible. That's why we have put together a group of great friends and musicians for what will be our final tour ever. We are taking every moment of this tour as an opportunity to say goodbye to you all, as well as celebrate what has taken place over all these years. The love we have and the debt of gratitude that we owe to all of you is not able to be measured in any way."

That farewell tour will commence in 2013, featuring fan-favorite songs that span the entirety of UNDERØATH’s career. Further details to be announced next week.

“We don’t take this very lightly and it’s heartbreaking for all of us,” Chamberlain says of the band’s announcement, “but all good things must come to an end. We love all of you and hope to see you again soon.”

Track Listing:

1. Sunburnt
2. Unsound
3. In Division
4. Catch Myself Catching Myself
5. Paper Lung
6. Desperate Times, Desperate Measures
7. Too Bright To See, Too Loud To Hear
8. In Regards To Myself
9. You're Ever So Inviting
10. Writing On The Walls
11. A Boy Brushed Red Living In Black And White
12. Reinventing Your Exit
13. It's Dangerous Business Walking Out Your Front Door
14. I've Got Ten Friends And A Crowbar That Says You Ain't Gonna Do Jack
15. When The Sun Sleeps
16. Cries Of The Past
17. Heart Of Stone

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A PERFECT CIRCLE's Josh Freese Quits The Band!

This just in: After 13 years as the drummer of Maynard James Keenan's A PERFECT CIRCLE, Josh Freese has announced via Twitter that he has decided to quit the band:

"After 13 years, I've decided to leave A Perfect Circle with no plans of returning. Apologies to those inquiring about the upcoming shows."

As previously reported, A PERFECT CIRCLE will perform one show in 2012. The event will take place on December 29 at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tickets for the special evening are on-sale September 15 at 10 am pacific. VIP tickets will be available simultaneously via this link only: http://aperfectcircle.frontgatetickets.com.

Additionally, A PERFECT CIRCLE will be performing at the 2013 edition of the Soundwave Festival, which kicks off February 23 in Brisbane, Australia.

Soundwave Festival dates:

- Brisbane: Saturday, February 23
- Sydney: Sunday, February 24
- Melbourne: Friday, March 1
- Adelaide: Saturday, March 2
- Perth: Monday, March 4

Tickets are priced at $189 including fees and public transport and go on sale Thursday, August 23, with a pre-sale commencing seven days prior.

The 2010-2011 lineup of A PERFECT CIRCLE included singer Maynard James Keenan, guitarist-songwriter Billy Howerdel, drummer Josh Freese, former SMASHING PUMPKINS guitarist James Iha and bassist Matt McJunkins.

At current time, A PERFECT CIRCLE does not have a record deal. Perhaps this is the reason why Freese decided to leave this band? We think so.

Stay tuned for more A PERFECT CIRCLE news!

Related links:
A Perfect Circle
A Perfect Circle on MySpace

AS I LAY DYING: Jordan Mancino Talks About NEW Album 'Awakened' At Metal Blade's 30th Anniversary!

One week ago, AS I LAY DYING headlined a very special album release show that was also in celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Metal Blade Records. The event took place at Santos Party House in New York City, and the band performed a few NEW songs from 'Awakened' (available now).

'AWAKENED'--which marks the group's sixth studio album-- is garnering early critical acclaim. In his 4/5 star album review for Alternative Press magazine, writer Jason Schreurs hailed, "Screamer Tim Lambesis has never sounded better than on a Metal anthem like 'Overcome,' his shattered scream completely ripping faces. …Awakened is the best As I Lay Dying album you can point to as Metal both modernized and maximized." (October 2012).

Prior to the bands special performance, we had the chance to chat with Jordan Mancino (drummer) about 'Awakened', the overall thinking process of the band after many years of experience and about the bands recent appearance at the 2012 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. We also discussed Metal Blade Records' 30 years of Heavy Metal domination. Stop what you are doing right now and check this interview out right now!

Next up, AS I LAY DYING will launch a European tour October 15 with Trivium, Caliban and Upon A Burning Body before returning to the U.S. for California Metal Fest 6 at the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino, CA on Saturday, November 24.

For 'AWAKENED', the San Diego-based band–NICK HIPA (guitar), TIM LAMBESIS (vocals), JORDAN MANCINO (drums), PHIL SGROSSO (guitar) and JOSH GILBERT (bass)–holed up in the Blasting Room in Fort Collins, CO with renowned rock producer Bill Stevenson (Descendents) and mixer Colin Richardson. 'AWAKENED' marks the follow-up to the Decas EP (2011) which reached # 2 on the iTunes Rock Chart. The group's last LP, 2010′s immensely successful 'The Powerless Rise', debuted on the Billboard Top 200 at #10. 'The Powerless Rise' also reached #2 on Billboard's Independent Albums Chart and #3 on Billboard's Hard Music Albums Chart. Fans can check out the first two "In the Studio" clips along with "Cauterize," at AsILayDying.com and MetalBlade.com/AsILayDying.com.

Following is the full track listing for 'AWAKENED', the NEW album from AS I LAY DYING out September 25 on Metal Blade Records:

1. Cauterize
2. A Greater Foundation
3. Resilience
4. Wasted Words
5. Whispering Silence
6. Overcome
7. No Lungs to Breathe
8. Defender
9. Washed Away
10. My Only Home
11. Tear Out My Eyes

AS I LAY DYING on the road:

- 09/25 New York, NY Santo's Party House *Headlining album release show Metal Blade Records 30th Anniversary (Free, private show, entry details noted above.)


- 15/10/12:– UK in– Manchester at– Ritz
- 16/10/12: UK –in Glasgow –at ABC
- 17/10/12:– UK –in Birmingham at– Institute
- 19/10/12: UK –in Bristol –at Academy
- 20/10/12:– UK –in Norwich at– UEA
- 21/10/12: UK –in London –at Shephards Bush Empire
- 22/10/12:– BE –in Brussels –at AB
- 23/10/12: FR –in Paris –at La Bataclan
- 25/10/12:– NL –in Tilburg at– 013
- 26/10/12: DE –in Herford at– X
- 27/10/12: DE –in Stuttgart –at LKA
- 28/10/12: DE –in Köln –at Live Music Hall
- 07/11/12: DE –in Berlin –at Huxleys
- 08/11/12: DE –in Hamburg at– Docks
- 10/11/12: DE –in Chemnitz –at Südbahnhof
- 11/11/12: DE in München –at Backstage Werk
- 12/11/12: –IT –in Milan –at Live Club
- 13/11/12: CH –in Solothurn at Kofmehl
- 14/11/12: AT –in Wien –at Gasometer
- 16/11/12: ES –in Barcelona at– Appolo
- 17/11/12: ES –in Bilbao –at Santana 27
- 18/11/12: ES –in Madrid at Riviera

Related links:
Official Site of As I Lay Dying
As I Lay Dying on Facebook
As I Lay Dying on Twitter
As I Lay Dying on YouTube

LIFE OF AGONY's Joey Z Unleashes NEW Website For Method Of Groove Studio!

While on tour with LIFE OF AGONY in 2005, Joey Z had the vision of owning his own pro studio; A place where he can continue to build the other side of his career, and stay creative in between touring… Very soon after, he got to work. The studio opened in February 2006, and since, has become one of the prime spots in New York State to record. The atmosphere has been described as inspirational, magical, and comfortable. Professionally treated, the studios acoustics definitely deliver, and the proof is in all of the great recordings that have come out of here. Over the years the studio has continued to add stellar equipment to its arsenal. Most recent additions include, a vintage Amek recording console, Aurora converters, and a Neve summing mixer. The sound is phenomenal.  There are also two lounges where you can spread out a bit, and a kitchen, complete with everything you would need. Most of all, whether you are a touring professional, or local weekend warrior, you will get the full experience of a top-notch recording studio, and your final product will sound accordingly.

Here is a statement from Joey Z regarding MOG's brand NEW website:

"I'm proud to announce, and reveal, the NEW Method of Groove Studio website. The designer, Anthony Kondyra dedicated many weeks to this over-haul and I couldn't be happier with the results. The addition I'm most excited about is the Artist Vault... Inside you'll find individual pages on all the bands I worked with, complete with samples of music we recorded, video, photos, & bios. Any band that records with me from here on, will have a page in the Vault. It's a vision I had for years. There's also a blog that I will be personally posting news, recording tips, gear recommendations, and basically all studio/Joey Z stuff."

Please take a minute and check out the site right now, right here: www.methodofgroovestudio.com

Related links:
Method Of Groove Studio

IRON MAIDEN's Steve Harris Premieres Music Video For "This Is Not My God"!

As previously reported, IRON MAIDEN's Steve Harris has a NEW solo album entitled 'British Lion'. The record contains ten songs that Steve and his collaborators have been working on for the past few years between MAIDEN's tours and releases.

Today, Harris is premiering the music video for "This Is My God", which is a cut from his solo/side project album, 'British Lion'.

This is My God from Steve Harris on Vimeo.

With a decidedly heavy rock-vibe this roaring debut paints with a full palette of sounds; brooding, melancholic, righteously indignant and exuberantly heavy. With Kevin Shirley at the mixing helm – whose credits include Iron Maiden as well as Led Zeppelin, Journey and Rush among many others – this is an album to sink your teeth into.

Crank Steve Harris' 'British Lion' right HERE! Courtesy of Metal Hammer.

The tracklisting for ‘British Lion’ is as follows:

1.This Is My God
2.Lost Worlds
3.Karma Killer
4.Us Against The World
5.The Chosen Ones
6.A World Without Heaven
8.Eyes Of The Young
9.These Are The Hands
10.The Lesson

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