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Saturday, March 16, 2013

PANTERA: "Rex Brown: Official 101 Truth" Contest & Interview Trailer!

Former PANTERA bassist Rex Brown recently joined forces with De Capo Press to release a memoir entitled "Official Truth, 101 Proof: The Inside Story Of Pantera". The "starkly honest and revealing" book is available now! We recently interviewed Rex about the book. For now here is a teaser, but stay tuned for the full interview!

We just finished reading the book (our review can be seen HERE), and we honestly find this book to be the ultimate inside story of legendary Heavy Metal band PANTERA. This is why we have decided to give away numerous SIGNED copies of the book!

We will randomly select the winners via our social networks:

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YouTube: www.youtube.com/hornsuprocks

All you have to do is share THIS video on your Facebook page AND/OR retweet it on Twitter! For Instagram users: all you have to do is follow us! Easy ah?

If you want to increase your chances to win, do all of the above (hint, hint)! Good luck! Winners will be randomly picked and announced right here, so keep checking back!


Related links:
Official site of Pantera

Watch Dave Grohl's Super Inspiring Keynote Speech At SXSW!

Dave Grohl giving his Keynote speech at South By Southwest (SXSW) 2013 is a must see for all music fans. Watch it now!

Dave Grohl's freshest sonic assault, 'Sound City: Real To Reel', was released earlier this week. In celebration of this historic release, Grohl recently unleashed a performance video from the studio that features him along with two members of his Sound City Players ensemble: Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor on keyboards and Queens of the Stone Age's Josh Homme on bass. Watch the video HERE!

The album, which you can crank below, is the soundtrack to the Sound City documentary, which is already available. For more information, check out the film's website, soundcitymovie.com.

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Friday, March 15, 2013

Listen To ANTHRAX's Cover Of BOSTON's "Smokin"!

'Anthems', Anthrax's long-awaited, eight-track EP that pays tribute to the classic songs by some of Anthrax's favorite bands from the 1970s, will be released in North America on March 19 (MRI/Megaforce), and on March 22 in Europe (Nuclear Blast). The track listing for 'Anthems' features Rush's "Anthem," Thin Lizzy's "Jailbreak," "TNT" by AC/DC, Boston's "Smokin'," "Big Eyes" by Cheap Trick, Journey's "Keep on Runnin," as well as the album version and a special remix of Anthrax's "Crawl" from the band's critically-acclaimed 2011 album 'Worship Music'. 

Right now, you can crank Anthrax's cover of BOSTON's song "Smokin":

The EP will be available on CD as well as digitally via iTunes and other online retailers. In addition to the cover art for 'Anthems', Benante and artist Stephen Thompson have subtly redesigned each track's original album cover art to "Anthrax" it. The 'Anthems' EP will first be housed in one of the "re-imagined" digipak covers, and then inserted inside the main CD cover sleeve. The main cover sleeve has been designed in such a way so fans will be able to see which one of the six "re-imagined" covers is inside.

'Anthems' was produced by Anthrax, Jay Ruston and the bands former guitarist Rob Caggiano, and recorded for the most part throughout 2012 literally all over the world: at Benante's home studio, in Ruston's New York studio, on the band's tour bus while on last summer's Mayhem Tour, in hotel rooms, and backstage at their Berlin show last December.

Don't forget that ANTHRAX - Belladonna/vocals, Benante/drums, Scott Ian/guitar and Frank Bello/bass - will hit the road in support 'Anthems' on February 16 with dates in India and Australia, and then return to North America to headline the Metal Alliance Tour that kicks off March 22 in California. For all of these dates, Anthrax will be joined by Shadows Fall guitarist Jon Donais.

Once again, ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante is sitting out during his bands live performances. It has been confirmed that Benante did not travel with the band due to personal issues, Jon Dette (former SLAYER drummer) is replacing Benante during ANTHRAX's Australian tour. "Charlie is dealing with personal issues right now and can't leave the country", commented Scott Ian. "He's really bummed about not being able to head down there."

Additionally, the band will not be performing with guitarist Rob Caggiano, who left the band to join VOLBEAT (More info HERE)! He was temporarily replaced by Jon Donais from SHADOWS FALL.

Benante is expected to be back with ANTHRAX during this year's Metal Alliance tour, which they will be headlining (tour dates below). 

The dates for the Metal Alliance tour are as follows (General-admission tickets are available now at this link):

Mar. 23 - House of Blues - Las Vegas, NV
Mar. 24 - Marquee Theatre - Tempe, AZ
Mar. 25 - House of Blues - San Diego, CA
Mar. 27 - House of Blues - West Hollywood, CA
Mar. 28 - Regency Ballroom - San Francisco, CA
Mar. 29 - The Crystal Ballroom - Portland, OR
Mar. 30 - Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, BC
Mar. 31 - Showbox SoDo - Seattle, WA
Apr. 02 - Summit Music Hall - Denver, CO
Apr. 04 - First Avenue - Minneapolis, MN
Apr. 05 - House of Blues - Chicago, IL
Apr. 06 - The Fillmore Detroit - Detroit, MI
Apr. 07 - Bogarts - Cincinnati, OH
Apr. 09 - House of Blues - Dallas, TX
Apr. 10 - House of Blues - Houston, TX
Apr. 12 - House of Blues - Lake Buena Vista, FL
Apr. 13 - Tremont Music Hall - Charlotte, NC
Apr. 14 - The Fillmore - Silver Spring, MD
Apr. 16 - House of Blues - Cleveland, OH
Apr. 18 - Theatre of the Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA
Apr. 20 - Irving Plaza - New York, NY
Apr. 21 - Irving Plaza - New York, NY

Related links:
ANTHRAX's Official Site

TRIVIUM: Paolo Gregoletto Talks About The Bands 6th Studio Album & Discusses Touring Plans!

TRIVIUM recently announced that they are D O N E tracking their NEW sonic assault! Recently, the bands bassist Paolo Gregoletto was interviewed on Baltimore radio station 98 Rock's "Geekin' Havoc" show.

During the interview, Paolo spills all details out about TRIVIUM's sixth studio album (fifth for Roadrunner Records). The bands NEW record was produced in Austin, Texas by Disturbed/Device frontman David Draiman. He also talks about documenting the sessions on video, how the band's music has progressed on the NEW record, hints at some tour dates later in 2013, and a whole bunch more

Via Roadrunner Records

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METALLICA: Listen To EVERY "Yea" Recorded By James Hetfield!

This is pretty damn cool! METALLICA's James Hetfield is famous for singing "Yea" in pretty much all of the bands records. If you have ever wondered in which album he uses the most "Yea's", it is on the bands legendary album 'Kill Em All' (released in
July 25, 1983).

Without further due, here is a compilation of all the "Yea's" that Hetfield has recorded throughout his career:

Speaking of 'Kill Em' All', did you check the NEW METALLICA 'Kill Em' All' VANS shoes out? Go here for the info!

Don't forget that METALLICA "Orion Music + More", will take place this year
in Detroit, Michigan during the weekend of June 8-9, 2013." Full details HERE

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BLACK SABBATH Announce Their First North American Show!

As announced earlier this week, BLACK SABBATH will be releasing their comeback record '13' on June 10 via Vertigo. And guess what? The band has announced that they will be touring North America this summer!

The band - Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, Brad Wilke - will be on the road from July through September. So far, the only tour date that has been confirmed is at Toronto's Air Canada Centre  on August 14, at Toronto's Air Canada Centre. Tickets for the Toronto concert go on sale on April 13. The band will be announcing the full agenda soon, so stay tuned!

SABBATH recently posted a video from the '13' studio sessions that includes a very rate interview with producer Rick Rubin. Members of the bands are also interviewed on this video!

Song titles on the album include "God Is Dead", "End Of The Beginning" and "Age of Reason".

The following variations now available to pre-order from www.blacksabbath.com:

• Standard CD album
• Deluxe double CD album in a deluxe soft-pack (includes a second disc of exclusive bonus audio material)
• Vinyl: 12″ heavyweight (180g) vinyl album in a gatefold sleeve
• Super Deluxe Box Set: limited edition 12″ clamshell box set which contains:

- Deluxe double CD album
- 12″ heavyweight (180g) vinyl album in a gatefold sleeve
- Exclusive DVD containing ‘Black Sabbath–The Re-union’ documentary
- 5 behind-the-scenes videos
- Download card containing exclusive track by track interview with Black Sabbath
- Exclusive ’13′ art print
- 13 exclusive photographic prints and hand written album lyrics

Upcoming BLACK SABBATH tour dates (UPDATED):

- Apr 20: Auckland Vector Arena, New Zealand
Apr 22: Auckland Vector Arena, New Zealand

Apr 25: Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Australia

Apr 27: Sydney All Phones Arena, Australia

Apr 28: Melbourne Rod Laver Arena, Australia

May 1: Melbourne Rod Laver Arena, Australia

May 4: Perth Arena, Australia

May 12: Ozzfest, Tokyo Makahari Messe, Japan

- August 14: Toronto's Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Canada

Be the first to get information about the new Black Sabbath album: http://bitly.com/BlackSabbathMailingList.

Related links:
BLACK SABBATH's Official Website

Thursday, March 14, 2013

"FREE Heavy Music Gathering" To Pay Tribute To IRON MAIDEN's Clive Burr Tonight!

Starting tonight, every second Thursday of every month, Horns Up Rocks and Idle Hands Bar bring you: "A Free Heavy Music Gathering"!

Tonight we will be paying tribute to former IRON MAIDEN drummer Clive Burr by blasting some old school MAIDEN over the PA. Mr. Burr passed away earlier this week (full details HERE).

This inaugural event, will also serve as the Official afterparty for SOULFLY's show at The Gramercy Theatre and for EVERY TIME I DIE's show at Irving Plaza (members from both bands plan on attending).

And lets not forger the 6-6-6 drink special: $6 Craft Beer Drafts, $6 Well Drinks, $6 Beer/Shot combos.

Guest DJ's spinning your bands music! PLUS unreleased music!


Throwback Thursday: SEPULTURA's Concert At Castle Donington In 1994!

It is time for another "Throwback Thursday" video! This one features SEPULTURA's legendary performance at Castle Donington in England and took place
on June 4, 1996.

The band performed:

1) Refuse/Resist
2) Territory
3) Troops of Doom
4) Slave New World
5) Propaganda
6) Mass Hypnosis
7) Inner Self
8) Manifest
9) Nomad
10) Kaiowas
11) Biotech Is Godzilla
12) Dead Embryonic Cells
13) Arise
14) Orgasmatron (Motörhead cover)
15) Policia (Titãs cover)

- Max Cavalera: Vocals and Guitars
- Andreas Kisser: Lead Guitars
- Igor Cavalera: Drums
- Paulo Jr.: Bass

Related links:
Sepultura's official site 

Sin Quirin (PT1): Mike Scaccia (RIP), SUPERMANIC & MINISTRY's NEW Record!

Sin Quirin's hard work ethic has driven him to a very successful and exciting career. His guitar work with MINISTRY, LORDS OF ACID, REVOLTING COCKS, and AMERICAN HEADCHARGE, has helped all those bands reach NEW musical heights.

But hey, Sin is far from done! He recently launched a NEW project called SUPERMANIC and you can hear all about it at the video interview below. During our exclusive interview, Sin also talked about the loss of his friend and bandmate Mike Scaccia. Mike passed away this past December while performing live on stage (full info HERE).

also discussed the NEW MINISTRY album, which actually features some of Mike Scaccia's very last musical work. Without further due, here is part 1 of our interview with Mr. Sin Quirin!

Stay tuned 2 for part 2 of this exclusive interview!

Related links:Supermanic on Facebook
Ministry's Official SiteSin Quirin interview
Sin Quirin on Instagram

SUICIDE SILENCE: Mitch Lucker's Very Last Video Interview!

The Heavy Music world was struck last year by the very sad news that Mitchell Adam Lucker passed away at the young age of 28 (More information HERE). According to the Los Angeles Times, Lucker struck a light pole near the intersection of Main and 13th streets and was thrown from his 2013 Harley Davidson. The motorcycle continued sliding south on Main Street and struck a northbound 2007 Nissan Titan pickup.

Suicide Silence, as a full band, was interviewed on Mitch's 28th birthday in relation to the charity work they had done surrounding the previous year's holiday season. The interview was carried heavily by Mitch & would end up being his final video interview. Here it is:

The Suicide Silence donation skate deck! Proceeds go to the Kenadee Lucker Education Fund. We made 25 more available because the 75 went so fast! Support a good cause. Available for purchase at www.RealTalkSB.com.

This past December, the remaining members of SUICIDE SILENCE - Chris Garza, Mark Heylmun, Alex Lopez and Dan Kenny - were joined by many of Heavy Music's finest to pay tribute to their frontman Mitch Lucker. Video footage available HERE!
Related links:

Official Site of Suicide Silence

GWAR Announce The "MEAT AND MEET" Bash + Their Own "GWAR-B-Q" Sauce!

Are you ready for GWAR? No you are not!

Antarctic Metal monsters GWAR are kicking off their spring run of dates with a special "Meat and Meet" at the world-famous Grinders in Kansas City, Mo. The "Meat and Meet" is scheduled for Monday April 8th from 4-6 PM.

This event is not only for GWAR to drink and eat themselves into a bloated coma with their legions of slavering fans, but to announce and introduce their brand-new and 100% edible "GWAR-B-Q" sauce, personally created for human consumption by none other than GWAR's steel-faced guitar player, Balsac, the Jaws of Death.

"This new taste sensation is mostly made out of the blood of really hot chicks", explained the surprisingly cordial space-barbarian. "It was a terrible waste of fine ass, but ultimately worth it because this sauce is absolutely delicious!"

GWAR will be kicking off the second leg of the "Fate or Chaos" tour is scheduled to kick off April 10th in Tucson, AZ and will run through April 25th in Jacksonville, Florida. Support on the tour will come from Warbeast and Wilson. All dates can be found below.

The summer will also herald the fourth annual GWAR-B-Q, and this year is shaping-up to have the most colossal, bone-crushing line-up yet! But that's not all from your toxic mutant under-lords. Rumors of boxed sets, GWAR-B-Q sauce, GWAR beer, and long-awaited "comedy" albums abound. Further details about all of these projects would have to wait until "we get our shit together", said Oderus.

GWAR "Fate Or Chaos Tour" With Warbeast and Wilson:

4/10: Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
4/11: San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
4/12: Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Cafe - The Strip
4/13: Ventura, CA @ Majestic Ventura Theatre
4/14: Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory
4/15: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
4/16: Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theater & Club
4/17: Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
4/18: Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Lounge
4/19: Des Moines, IA @ Wooly's
4/20: Tulsa, OK @ Cain's Ballroom
4/21: Little Rock, AR @ The Rev Room
4/22: Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
4/23: Greenville, SC @ The Handlebar
4/24: Orlando, FL @ Beacham Theater
4/25: Jacksonville, FL @ Free Bird Live

In other GWAR news, the band recently unleashed a NEW song called "Wheel Of Punishment". The song was recorded for a NEW segment on "The Dan Patrick Show". Check it out HERE!

Make sure to keep up with Oderus' latest incoherent rants and raves on "The Mad Minute" with Full Metal Jackie. Listen to the latest installment and check out recent "Mad Minutes" at Full Metal Jackie Radio.com

Related links:
Click here to get tickets for Zombie Prom
GWAR on YouTube
GWAR on Metal Blade TV
GWAR on Facebook
GWAR on MySpace
GWAR in Japan


Video Tribute To IRON MAIDEN's Clive Burr!

As previously reported HERE, former IRON MAIDEN drummer Clive Burr passed away this past Tuesday, March 12, after battling with Multiple Sclerosis (M.S.) for many years. He will now rock in peace up in the sky!

Here is a very cool video tribute to Mr. Burr:

Related links:
Iron Maiden

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

SUICIDAL TENDENCIES: Details For NEW Album ‘13’ & ‘Slam City Tour’ Dates Revealed!

The time has come. On March 26, 2013, legendary punk/thrash icons SUICIDAL TENDENCIES will release their first new music in over 13 years. The band’s upcoming full-length, entitled 13, will be released via Suicidal Records. Produced by Mike Muir and Paul Northfield (Rush, Dream Theater, Queensrÿche, Ozzy Osbourne, Hole, Marilyn Manson, Infectious Grooves), the release of 13 marks the 30th anniversary of SUICIDAL TENDENCIES.

The brand new music video for the new track ‘Cyco Style’ is available for viewing now on YouTube. Check it out here:

Track listing:
1.      Shake it Out
2.      Smash It! (feat. Larry Linkogle and Jimmy Fitzpatrick of the Metal Mulisha)
3.      This Ain't a Celebration
4.      God Only Knows…Who I Am
5.      Make Your Stand!
6.      Who's Afraid?
7.      Show Some Love…Tear It Down (feat. Pro skaters Danny Way, Tony Trujillo, Steve and Alex Olson, Vincent Alvarez, Elijah Berle and Jim "Red Dog" Muir)
8.      Cyco Style
9.      Slam City
10.  Till My Last Breath
11.  Living the Fight
12.  Life…(Can't Live With It, Can't Live Without It)
13.  This World

Mike Muir states, "First, thank you for all the people that have patiently waited for this record. Now I will shut up and let the music do the talking."

SUICIDAL TENDENCIES @ SXSW (Not open to the public, invite only):
- 3/15: Austin, TX @ Virgin 608 House at Outdoor Stage (W/ ST. LUCIA, ZABRA KATZ, JMSN, WATCH THE ENEMY, LE1F, TJ KONG, ROBERT DELONG)


SUICIDAL TENDENCIES Slam City Tour Dates with Various Support:
- 4/11 San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom (W/ MADBALL, WAKING THE DEAD)
- 4/12 Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory (W/ MADBALL, WAKING THE DEAD)
- 4/13 Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue (W/ WAKING THE DEAD, TBA)
- 4/14 Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall (W/ MADBALL, WAKING THE DEAD)
- 4/16 Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights (W/ DRI, WAKING THE DEAD)
- 4/17 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues (W/ DRI, WAKING THE DEAD)
- 4/19 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory (W/ SICK OF IT ALL, DRI, WAKING THE DEAD)
- 4/20 New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater (W/ SICK OF IT ALL, DRI, WAKING THE DEAD)
- 4/21 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium (New England Metal and Hardcore Festival)
- 4/23 Patchogue, NY @ The Emporium (W/ DRI, WAKING THE DEAD, THIS IS HELL)
- 4/24 Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage (W/ SICK OF IT ALL, DRI, WAKING THE DEAD)
- 4/26 Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ Southend (W/ DRI, WAKING THE DEAD)
- 4/27 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (W/ DRI, WAKING THE DEAD)
- 4/28 Charleston, SC @ The Music Farm (W/ DRI, WAKING THE DEAD)

4/30 St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
- 5/02 Miami, FL @ Grand Central
- 5/03 Orlando, FL @ The Plaza Live
- 5/06 Houston, TX @ House of Blues
- 5/07 Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
- 5/09 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
- 5/10 Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
- 5/11 Pomona, CA @ The Fox Theater
- 5/12 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues

Mike Muir – lead vocals
Dean Pleasants – lead guitar
Nico Santora – rhythm guitar
Steve Bruner – bass
Eric Moore – drums

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HYPOCRISY: First Two "End Of Disclosure" Album Trailers Available Now!

“This time I wanted to go back to basics,” commented Tägtgren previously about 'End Of Disclosure'. “I felt like we lost it for the last couple of albums. This one is straight to the point and more HYPOCRISY than ever! Fast, heavy, and epic. Enjoy!” Being on a par with their 90’s brute yet multifaceted masterpieces, 'End Of Disclosure' leaves no room for breathers. It was produced by mastermind Peter Tägtgren in his Abyss Studios in Sweden, with artwork was done this time by Wes Benscoter (SLAYER, KREATOR, NILE, VADER, BLOODBATH). End Of Disclosure will be released March 22 (Europe) and April 2, 2013 (North America) via Nuclear Blast.

Here are the first two 'End Of Disclosure' album trailers:

HERE is the music video for "End Of Disclosure"

5/01:  Gramercy – New York, NY*
:  Palace – Stafford, CT*
:  Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC*
:  WreckRoom – Toronto, ON*
:  Reggie’s – Chicago, IL*
:  Station 4 – St. Paul, MN*
:  The Zoo – Winnipeg, MB*
:  The Exchange – Regina, SK*
:  Pawn Shop – Edmonton, AB*
:  Republik – Calgary, AB*
:  Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC*
:  Studio Seven – Seattle, WA**
:  The Vex – Los Angeles, CA**
:  910 Live – Tempe, AZ**
:  Trees – Dallas, TX**
:  Korova – San Antonio, TX**


'End Of Disclosure' will be released on March 22 (Europe) and April 2, 2013 (North America) via Nuclear Blast.

End Of Disclosure track listing:

01. End Of Disclosure
02. Tales Of Thy Spineless
03. The Eye
04. United We Fall
05. 44 Double Zero
06. Hell Is Where I Stay
07. Soldier Of Fortune
08. When Death Calls
09. The Return

Related Links:
HYPOCRISY's Official Site
HYPOCRISY on Facebook
HYPOCRISY on Nuclear Blast

Fans Are Invited To The Mayhem Fest Press Conference; Mayhem Bands Set To Perform Live!

Once again, ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL producers John Reese and Kevin Lyman are bringing North America the biggest Heavy Music event of the summer. The 2013 Mayhem Dates have been released! The headbanging kicks off on June 29th in San Bernardino, California and includes a return to Toronto, Canada and the first time the tour rolls through Bangor, Maine and Austin, Texas.

Fans are invited to the OFFICIAL press conference on Monday, March 18th at 4pm PST at the official press conference (see the flyer for details). Tickets will then be going on sale starting Friday March 22nd at 12 noon PST.

Here is the partial list of tour dates (more dates will be announced soon):

Jun 29:San Bernardino, CASan Manuel Amphitheater
Jun 30:Mountain View, CAShoreline Amphitheatre
Jul 02:Nampa, IDIdaho Center Amphitheatre
Jul 03:Auburn, WAWhite River Amphitheatre
Jul 05:Phoenix, AZDesert Sky Pavilion
Jul 06:Albuquerque, NMIsleta Amphitheatre
Jul 07:Englewood, COFiddler's Green Ampitheatre
Jul 10:Toronto, ON CAMolson Canadian Amphitheatre
Jul 12:Burgettstown, PAFirst Niagara Pavilion
Jul 13:Camden, NJSusquehanna Bank Center
Jul 14:Darien Center, NYDarien Lake Performing Arts Center
Jul 16:Mansfield, MAComcast Center
Jul 17:Bangor, MEBangor Waterfront
Jul 19:Scranton, PAToyota Pavilion
Jul 20:Saratoga Springs, NYSaratoga Performing Arts Center
Jul 21:Hartford, CTThe Comcast Theatre
Jul 23:Holmdel, NJPNC Bank Arts Center
Jul 24:Bristow, VAJiffy Lube Live
Jul 26:Noblesville, INKlipsch Music Center
Jul 27:Tinley Park, ILFirst Midwest Bank Ampitheatre
Jul 28:Clarkston, MIDTE Energy Music Theatre
Jul 30:Atlanta, GALakewood Amphitheatre
Jul 31:Tampa, FL1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre
Aug 2:Austin, TXTBA
Aug 3:The Woodlands, TXCynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Aug 4:Dallas, TXGexa Energy Pavilion

Related links:

Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival

WHITECHAPEL's Phil Bozeman Premieres Video With Useful Vocal Tips!

Phil Bozeman from WHITECHAPEL is one of the most extreme Heavy Metal vocalists today. As a matter of fact, Bozeman's growl is already one of the most recognized ones in all of Heavy Music. Proof of Bozeman's vocal power is his bands latest self-titled album, which is available now via Metal Blade Records.

Screaming his face off night after night is no easy task. In order to help other screamers, Bozeman has posted a very useful video for all screamers out there. Here is what he had to say about this video:

"A quick vocal tip video for beginners and for people that are seeking guidance for top vocal performance. Thanks guys!"

Related links:
White Chapel
Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival

Trailer Released For The 2013 Black N Blue Bowls!

The 2013 Black N Blue Bowls will take place once again at Webster Hall (formerly known as The Ritz), in New York City on Saturday, May 18 AND Sunday May 19 2013 1:30 PM EDT (1:30 PM Doors). Here is the official event trailer (check the event poster out HERE):

Tickets available online at PitchforkNY.com here: http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=3443124&pl=webhall

Generation Records
210 Thompson Street
New York, NY 10012
(212) 254-1100

NYHC Tattoo
127 Stanton Street
New York, NY 10002
(212) 979-0350

Lotus Tattoo
291 W Main Street
Sayville, NY 11782
(631) 244-8288

Related links:
Official Site Of Black N Blue Productions
Access Black N Blue Radio Takeover

BLACK SABBATH Reveal TONS Of Details About Their NEW Record; Watch An Interview With Rick Rubin!

Heavy Metal legends BLACK SABBATH have just posted a video from the '13' studio sessions, and it includes a very rate interview with producer Rick Rubin. Members of the bands - Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, Brad Wilk - are also interviewed on the video below.

Additionally, the band has confirmed that '13' will be released on June 10 via Vertigo. Song titles on the album include "God Is Dead", "End Of The Beginning" and "Age of Reason".

The following variations now available to pre-order from www.blacksabbath.com:

• Standard CD album
• Deluxe double CD album in a deluxe soft-pack (includes a second disc of exclusive bonus audio material)
• Vinyl: 12″ heavyweight (180g) vinyl album in a gatefold sleeve
• Super Deluxe Box Set: limited edition 12″ clamshell box set which contains:

- Deluxe double CD album
- 12″ heavyweight (180g) vinyl album in a gatefold sleeve
- Exclusive DVD containing ‘Black Sabbath–The Re-union’ documentary
- 5 behind-the-scenes videos
- Download card containing exclusive track by track interview with Black Sabbath
- Exclusive ’13′ art print
- 13 exclusive photographic prints and hand written album lyrics

Upcoming BLACK SABBATH tour dates:

- Apr 20: Auckland Vector Arena, New Zealand
Apr 22: Auckland Vector Arena, New Zealand

Apr 25: Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Australia

Apr 27: Sydney All Phones Arena, Australia

Apr 28: Melbourne Rod Laver Arena, Australia

May 1: Melbourne Rod Laver Arena, Australia

May 4: Perth Arena, Australia

May 12: Ozzfest, Tokyo Makahari Messe, Japan

Be the first to get information about the new Black Sabbath album: http://bitly.com/BlackSabbathMailingList.

Related links:
BLACK SABBATH's Official Website

Former IRON MAIDEN Drummer Clive Burr Passes Away (RIP)

Major bummer! IRON MAIDEN have confirmed the death of their former drummer Clive Burr. Our condolences go out to his family, friends, fans, and everyone at the MAIDEN camp. A statement from MAIDEN follows:

"We are deeply saddened to report that Clive Burr passed away last night. He had suffered poor health for many years after being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and died peacefully in his sleep at home.

Steve Harris said “This is terribly sad news. Clive was a very old friend of all of us. He was a wonderful person and an amazing drummer who made a valuable contribution to Maiden in the early days when we were starting out. This is a sad day for everyone in the band and those around him and our thoughts and condolences are with his partner Mimi and family at this time."

Bruce Dickinson adds “I first met Clive when he was leaving Samson and joining Iron Maiden. He was a great guy and a man who really lived his life to the full. Even during the darkest days of his M.S., Clive never lost his sense of humour or irreverence. This is a terribly sad day and all our thoughts are with Mimi and the family”

As Maiden fans all know, Clive joined Maiden in 1979 and performed on the first three albums Iron Maiden (1980), Killers (1981) and The Number Of The Beast (1982).

Prior to that he was a member of Samson, the band Bruce fronted before he too joined Maiden.

ROCK IN PEACE Mr. Burr, you will be deeply missed!

Related links:
Iron Maiden 

A VOLBEAT Fan Dies At The Bands Concert In Lubbock, Texas - Details Available!

This is very sad. According to KCBD, a VOLBEAT fan passed away during the band's show in Lubbock, Texas. This is what happened:
Jubal Colvin (39), was denied entry to the show at the Lonestar Event Center. After being denied entry, he allegedly jumped a fence and entered the premises. As a result, some security guards attempted to remove him from the venue, but he ran away and ended up in a restricted area that was fenced off. According to Polica, he then fell approximately 20 feet from the hillside and struck his head on the concrete covered ground.

First responders gave Colvin CPR on the scene, and he was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Wes Nessman of FMX, which promoted the concert, said that Colvin "appeared to be drunk or had been drinking and was stopped at security for having a knife. At some point he got agitated and threw the knife at security and started running. He was told to stop several times by security and Police. He ran past several fences and barricades before either running off the roof or attempting to jump roof to roof.

"This was on a side of the property that is NEVER used and hasn't been used in about six years. This man was running from officials in a clearly off limits area."

KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Our condolences go out to Colvin's family and friends.

VOLBEAT & DANKO JONES 2013 North American Tour Dates (remaining tour dates):

- 3/14: Las Vegas, NV at House of Blues at Mandalay Bay
- 3/15: Los Angeles, CA at House of Blues
- 3/16: Anaheim, CA at House of Blues
- 3/17: Reno, NV at Knitting Factory
- 3/19: Boise, ID at Revolution Center
- 3/20: Missoula, MT at The Wilma Theater
- 3/22: Seattle, WA at Showbox At The Market
- 3/23: Spokane, WA at Knitting Factory
- 3/24: Calgary, AB at MacEwan Hall
- 3/25: Prince George, BC at CN Centre
- 3/27: Dawson Creek, BC at EnCana Events Centre
- 3/28: Edmonton, AB at Shaw Conference Centre
- 3/30: Regina, SK at Brandt Centre
- 4/01: Saskatoon, SK at Credit Union Center
- 4/02: Winnipeg, MB at MTS Centre
- 4/06: Ft. Wayne, IN at Piere's
- 4/09: New York, NY at Best Buy Theatre
- 4/10: Baltimore, MD at  Rams Head
- 4/11: Philadelphia, PA at Trocadero
- 4/13: Orlando, FL at WJRR's Earthday Birthday 20
- 5/07: Niagara Falls, NY at Rapids Theatre
- 5/12: Maryland Heights, MO at Pointfest
- 5/16: Madison, WI at Orpheum Theatre

VOLBEAT recently premiered their music video for "Cape Of Our Hero". Watch it HERE!

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Revolver Reveal Full Details About The First "Road To The Golden Gods Tour" - Tour Dates Available!

For the first time ever, Revolver is joining forces with Epiphone and DW to present the “Road to the Golden Gods” tour! Headlining the nationwide concert will be STONE SOUR, who will be releasing part 2 of 'House Of Gold and Bones" on April 9.

Supporting the band that features Corey Taylor and James Root from SLIPKNOT will be hard rockers In This Moment and Hell or Highwater. The tour will kick off on April 2 at the State Theatre in Portland, Maine, and culminate with a performance at the 5th Annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards presented by Epiphone May 2 at Club Nokia in Los Angeles (tour dates below). For complete tour details and ticket information, visit www.goldengodsawards.com

THE REVOLVER ROAD TO THE GOLDEN GODS TOUR Featuring STONE SOUR w/ In This Moment & Hell or Highwater except*:

- Apr 2: State Theatre at Portland, ME
- Apr 3: House of Blues at Boston, MA
- Apr 5: The Wellmont Theatre at Montclair, NJ
- Apr 7: Freedom Hall at Lancaster, PA
- Apr 9: The Dome at Wallingford, CT
- Apr 10: Paramount Theater at Huntington, NY
- Apr 11: The Fillmore Silver Spring at Silver Spring, MD
- Apr 13: Tinker Field at Orlando, FL - WJRR’s Earthday Birthday 20*
- Apr 14: Jet Blue Park at Ft. Myers, FL - Fort Rock Fest*
- Apr 16: The Fillmore Charlotte at Charlotte, NC
- Apr 17: Marathon Music Works at Nashville, TN
- Apr 24: Masquerade Music Park at Atlanta, GA
- Apr 27: Jacksonville Metro Park at Jacksonville, FL - Welcome To Rockville*
- May 2: Club Nokia at Los Angeles, CA* – Revolver Golden Gods Awards
- May 4: Quail Run Park at Mesa, AZ – 98 KUPD Ufiesta*
- May 16: Peoria Civic Center at  Peoria, IL - 105.7 The X Spring Fling*
- May 18: Crew Stadium at Columbus, OH - Rock On The Range 2013*

Related links:
Golden Gods Awards
Stone Sour 
In This Moment 
Hell Or Highwater