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Saturday, May 18, 2013

Tim Lambesis To Remain In Prison For A While; Steroids To Blame For His Poor Judgement - Details Available!

Yesterday (May 17), Tim Lambesis from AS I LAY DYING was hoping to get his bail amount lowered to an amount that he could afford in order to be able to leave prison. But Lambesis is stuck in prison for now.
Lambesis was recently charged with trying to hire a hitman to kill his wife. Full details HERE!

UT San Diego filed a report from inside the courtroom reporting that Thomas Warwick (Lambesis' attorney) requested the bail lowered to $250,000. The request was denied by the Honorable Judge David Berry, who set the bail to $2 million dollars (instead of $3 million dollars). An amount that
according to his attorney Lambesis can't afford.

During yesterdays hearing, Warwick also claimed that Lambesis began using steroids, which clouded his judgement. Warwick said that Lambesis had gotten into body building and eating healthy, and later began taking nutritional supplements as a paid product spokesman. At some point, he also began taking steroids.

Accorging to Warwick, "his thought processes were devastatingly affected by his steroid use".

It was also revealed by the prosecution that the cost of alleged hit on Lambesis' wife was priced at $20,000 and that Lambesis was "very willing to pay that".

As announced earlier this week, Lambesis's band AS I LAY DYING have been forced to pull out from the KILLSWITCH ENGAGE. Here is a statement from the band!

Stay tuned for more updates regarding this shocking story.

Related links:

As I Lay Dying's official site

The 2013 BNB Bowls Begin Today In New York City, Tickets Are Still Available!

Today (May 18) and tomorrow (May 19), Webster Hall (formerly known as The Ritz) will dress in black and blue. The 2013 Black N Blue "Superbowl of Hardcore" has finally arrived to New York City!

Once again, Black N Blue Productions are offering the masses a roster of the most beloved Hardcore bands in existence, along with great young opening bands, plus special guests.



Day 1 (Saturday, May 18):


- Breakdown 
- Bane 
- Black Train Jack 
- Strife 
- District 9 
- Take Offense
- Altercation 

- The Old Firm Casuals 
- Fire & Ice 
- Arrabio 
- Downpresser 
- No One Rules

Day 2 (Saturday, May 19):


- Kill Your Idols
- Crown Of Thornz
- Indecision
- Overthrow (LIHC)
- Bitter End
- Strength Approach
- Blind Justice
- Coldside

Doors: 1:30 PM. The show is NOT sold out yet, a limited amount of tickets will be available at the door! For those unable to attend this year’s BNB Bowl, fear not. We will be offering live streaming of both days events for a mere $6. More information can be found in the video below and here.

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

Friday, May 17, 2013

THAT METAL SHOW: Full Details For Season 12 Revealed!

As exciting as all the seasons of VH1 Classic’s That Metal Show have been, you haven’t seen nothing yet! Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson and Jim Florentine will be back for the twelfth season of the show that’s revered by Metalheads and musicians alike.

The NEW season of THAT METAL SHOW kicks off on Saturday, June 1st at 11 PM ET on VH1 Classic, here are the full details:









Related links:
Revolver Golden Gods Awards

Watch All Our "Black Carpet" Interviews From The 2013 Revolver Golden Gods Awards!

Heavy Music history was written on Thursday, May 2 at Club Nokia in downtown Los Angeles, CA. Not only did the fifth edition of the Revolver Golden Gods Awards welcome the elite of the music we all love, but the energy inside the sold out venue was incomparable. Here is a scoop of who won what, and who performed with whom.   

We were present at the event, and took over the "Black Carpet" and chatted with a lot of YOUR favorite musicians! Buckle up and watch all this badass interviews:

Many thanks to Zulie Alvarez for the camera work, Jeff Totten (Project Independent) for the hospitality, and the Revolver Magazine team for the amazing opportunity!

Related links:

Revolver Golden Gods Awards

Lemmy Kilmister To Jill Janus From HUNTRESS: "I Want to Fuck You to Death"

HUNTRESS is back with the follow up to their buzzworthy debut album 'Spell Eater', which was released in 2012. The album entitled 'Starbound Beast' will be released on June 28th in Europe and on July 2nd in North America via Napalm Records. The band recorded the album at Hobby Shop Studios in Los Angeles, CA, working with famed producer Zeuss (Shadows Fall, Hatebreed, Agnostic Front). The artwork for Starbound Beast was created once again by Vance Kelly (Slayer, Ghost B.C., Mastodon).

Today HUNTRESS has unveiled the first song from Starbound Beast. The track entitled "I Want to Fuck You to Death" was co-written for singer Jill Janus by legendary Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister.

Frontwoman Jill Janus spoke about the collaboration:

"I met Lemmy through my former band Chelsea Girls. We'd play hard rock and metal covers featuring guest celebrities. Lemmy was already friends with the girls, so he played "Ace of Spades" with us and it blew my mind. We stayed in touch and would meet up at The Rainbow for drinks. So I asked him a few months back over Jack & Cokes if he'd write lyrics for a Huntress song and he said 'Sure'. A few weeks later, I met him at the studio during Motorhead recording sessions. Lemmy handed me two two pieces of notebook paper with the lyrics for 'I Want to Fuck You to Death'. I am beyond honored. To me, this is a love song. It is the most romantic song I've ever heard."

Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister also spoke of the collaboration:

"The first time I heard Jill's voice with Chelsea Girls, it was phenomenal. I wrote these lyrics from her point of view, the Huntress. 'I Want to Fuck You to Death' was inspired by her, written for her. I've always had a soft spot for her. And a hard spot too..."

The song is available as an exclusive stream on the HUNTRESS Facebook Page. When visiting the facebook page, clicking the "like" button will enable the audio.

HUNTRESS at the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival tour:

- 06/29/13: San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino, CA
- 06/30/13: Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, CA
- 07/02/13: Idaho Center Amphitheater in Nampa, ID
- 07/03/13: White River Amphitheater in Auburn, WA
- 07/05/13: Desert Sky Pavilion in Phoenix, AZ
- 07/06/13: Isleta Amphitheater in Albuquerque, NM
- 07/07/13: Fiddler's Green Amphitheater in Englewood, CO
- 07/10/13: Molson Canadian Amphitheater in Toronto, ON– CANADA
- 07/12/13: First Niagara Pavilion in Burgettstown, PA
- 07/13/13: Susquehana Bank Center in Camden, NJ
- 07/14/13: Darien Lake Performing Arts Center in Darien Center, NY
- 07/16/13: Comcast Center in Mansfield, MA
- 07/17/13: Bangor Waterfront in Bangor, ME
- 07/19/13: Toyota Pavilion in Montage Mountain in Scranton, PA
- 07/20/13: Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, NY
- 07/21/13: The Comcast Theatre in Hartford, CT
- 07/23/13: PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ
- 07/24/13: Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, VA
- 07/26/13: Klipsch Music Center in Noblesville, IN
- 07/27/13: First Midwest Bank Amphitheater in Tinley Park, IL
- 07/28/13: DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkson, MI
- 07/30/13: Lakewood Amphitheater in Atlanta, GA
- 07/31/13: 1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheater in Tampa, FL
- 08/02/13: Tower Amphitheater in Austin, TX
- 08/03/13: Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in Woodlands, TX
- 08/04/13: Gexa Energy Pavilion in Dallas, TX

Additional Huntress Dates:

- 7/1: South Lake Tahoe, CA at Whiskey Dick's Saloon (w/ Battlecross)
- 7/9: Grand Rapids, MI at The Intersection (w/Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth, Behemoth, Job for a Cowboy, Battlecross)
- 7/22: Brooklyn, NY at Saint Vitus (w/Battlecross)
- 7/29: Louisville, KY at Expo Five (w/Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth, Behemoth)
- 8/7: Sauget, IL at Pop's Nightclub (w/Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Battlecross)
- 8/8: Nashville, TN at Marathon Music Works (w/Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth, Battlecross)
- 8/9: Cleveland, OH at Peabody's Downunder (w/Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth, Battlecross)


- Vocals: Jill Janus
- Guitars: Blake Meahl
- Guitars: Anthony Crocamo
- Bass: Ian Alden
- Drums: Carl Wierzbicky

Related links:
Huntress' official site 
Motörhead's official site

Horns Up Rocks: NEW Website Launch Details Announced!

The time has come, Horns Up Rocks is proud to announce that the beast (our NEW website) will be unleashed on Saturday, June 1, 2013 at 11 PM ET!

Join us for a night that will not only be historic, but will also kick off your Summer in style! The NEW website launch concert and party will take place at The Trash Bar in Brooklyn, New York and on Internet browsers all over the world!

Show details:
- 7 to 8 PM: Open Bar (Well Liquor & PBR) *
- 7 to 9 PM: DJ set by DJ Turbö from Bullspike Radio *
- 8 to finish: LIVE art by Joey James Hernandez!
- 9 PM to 12 AM: Surprise Special Bands + Guitar shredding session by BIG ROB *
- 11 PM: Horns Up Rocks.com 2.0 Launch, presented by Jö Schüftan *

*: Subject to change

RSVP here!

Horns Up Rocks' NEW website features:

- Reviews
- HUR Media
- Band Of The Week 

- Tours
- Today In Music
- Quote Of The Day
- Inside The Pit
- Contests
- Merchandise
- Pit Of Suggestions

- Video Of The Day
- Chica Of The Day
Here are a few screenshots:

We hope to see you in person, and thanks so much for the continuous support!

Related links:

Horns Up Rocks

Stream Of A "NEW" Trivium Parody Song!

Here is another reason why Matt Heafy from TRIVIUM rules! While the song you will listen to in a few seconds (if you dare) is not part of the bands upcoming album, it is funny as well. This is what Heafy had to say about this "NEW song":

"This was a parody song recorded right around the time of Trivium’s 'Ascendancy'. The 2004/2005 emo/post-pop punk-scene had several bands with the “-day” in their name, with non-sensical titles.

"I figured… “Hey… I can write music like that super easily.” This took merely a few hours to write, record, mix and master.

"Paolo (Trivium) played bass, I played guitars and sang and programmed the Boss drum machine, Jason Suecof manned the recording desk.

"I did this completely intoxicated too.

"Enjoy this oldie but goodie.

"Dedicated to anyone who thought we weren't metal enough!"

Listen to "Head On Collision With A Rose Bush Catching Fire" here!
In some serious TRIVIUM news, the band announced earlier this week that they are D O N E mixing their NEW sonic assault, and that it will be mastered early next week! Colin Richardson was the mixer for the bands sixth studio album. The effort was produced by David Draiman, frontman of DISTURBED and DEVICE. Here is what Draiman had to say about working with TRIVIUM!

It is safe to assume that the band will release their NEW record before the Summer festival season begins. So get stoked!

Related links:

Jose Mangin: Pantera Jam With Anthrax, Jeff Hanneman's Memorial At The Golden Gods Awards!

Heavy Music history was written on Thursday, May 2 at Club Nokia in downtown Los Angeles, CA. Not only did the Revolver Golden Gods Awards welcome the elite of the music we all love, but the energy inside the sold out venue was incomparable. Here is a scoop of who won what, and who performed with whom. 

Right after the event was concluded with a historical performance by METALLICA, we ran into Jose Mangin (Sirius XM) right outside the venue! Jose was pretty speechless and emotional after thousands of headbangers paid tribute to SLAYER's Jeff Hanneman at the fifth edition of the Revolver Golden Gods Awards. During this interview, which was crashed by LAPD, we chatted about the growth of the Golden Gods Awards and how the fans have risen to the occasion year after year. Check it out now!

The entire event was dedicated to SLAYER's Jeff Hanneman, who passed away recently from liver failure. Details HERE!

Related links:
Revolver Golden Gods Awards

Tim Lambesis Might Be Able To Leave Prison Soon - Details Available!

Today (May 17), a judge will hear NEW argument regarding the bail amount for Tim Lambesis, whose bail is currently set to $3 million after being charged with trying to hire a hitman to kill his wife. Full details HERE!

Yesterday (May 6), Lambesis was granted a NEW bail review hearing in San Diego’s North County Superior Courthouse, according to the District Attorney’s office. The hearing is set for 1:30 PM (local time), before the Honorable Judge David Berry.

More details about the case are expected to surface, as attorneys will very likely be arguing their position before the judge, Deputy District Attorney Claudia Grasso is trying to prevent release of the defendant and Anthony Salerno (Lambesis's lawyer) is trying to get bail lowered to a reachable figure.

"Tim never had the intention to harm his wife, absolutely not,” according to his attorney Anthony Salerno. “This whole thing was a set-up by a scumbag snitch, and then law enforcement ran with it.” He has characterized the case as "entrapment." 

As announced earlier this week, Lambesis's band AS I LAY DYING have been forced to pull out from the KILLSWITCH ENGAGE. Here is a statement from the band!

Related links:

As I Lay Dying's official site

The Idiots Of The West Baptist Church Declare War On The SLAYER Fans!

As previously reported, The Jeff Hanneman Memorial Celebration will take place on Thursday, May 23 at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles from 3:30 - 7:30PM. And guess which group had the stupid idea to picket Hanneman's memorial?

The a&*holes from the West Baptist Church. This is the Tweet they used in order to get other brainwashed pecker heads to join them:

“WBC to picket @slayer’s Jeff Hanneman’s memorial, May 23, 1pm, @thepalladium in Los Angeles,” confirm the fanatical idiots. “See ya there, @HeavySan?”

It should be interesting to see how the SLAYER fans react to this "religious" group. Don't they know that God listen to SLAYER? We will keep you up to date, for sure!

Hanneman passed away on May 2 at the age of 49 (Details HERE).

Our condolences go out to Jeff's family, friends and the Slayer camp! Rock in Peace, Jeff!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

SEPULTURA Documentary "Teaser" Featuring Philip Anselmo & Scott Ian!

As previously reported, SEPULTURA are calling all the members of the tribe, in order to help them out with the production of the official SEPS documentary. Here is a word from the band:

"We are starting Kickstarter at $100,000,00 just to cover some of the production trips, crew, equipment, rights, image releases, taxes, among others, but our ULTIMATE goal is to raise about $1,000,000.00 to cover the remainder of the production. Anticipated outlays include travel expenses for interviews with former band members and music biz luminaries, as well as all the post production costs, including killer graphics and global distribution to the broadest possible extent."

The band has just posted a teaser featuring Philip Anselmo (PANTERA, DOWN) and Scott Ian (ANTHRAX):

Click here to be part of SEPULTURA's history!

In other SEPULTURA news, it has been confirmed that SEPULTURA have hired Ross Robinson to produce their 13th studio album, the follow up to 2011's 'Kairos'. This will be the first time the band works with Robinson since 1996, which is when the bands legendary album 'Roots' was produced by Robinson.

SEPULTURA currently has 13 NEW songs in various stages of completion.

"We are in the process of writing and we have already stared working on some of the lyrics. I am also working on guitar solos and other ideas," Andreas Kisser explained.

Stay tuned for more SEPULTURA news!

Related links:
Sepultura's Official Site

METALLICA Honor NY Yankees Pitcher Mariano Rivera - Details Available!

According to the New York Daily News, this passed Monday, May 13, New York Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera (who will retire after this season) was presented with a METALLICA gold record by the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio for the band's hit song "Enter Sandman". The presentation was made by Indians team president Mark Shapiro and the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame president Greg Harris.

Said Rivera: "I've got a gold record, brother. Without even singing, I have a gold record. I think it was well done. Whoever thought of the idea of giving me a gold record with the song 'Sandman', it was great. I appreciate that and I know it will have a special place in my house."

"Enter Sandman" has been a staple of Yankees games for years, heralding the entrance of Rivera, who is considered to be one of the greatest relief pitchers of all time. Here is video of METALLICA's "Enter Sandman" cranking while Rivera takes the pitch:

Related links:

Official site of the New York Yankees
Metallica's official site

HAVOK Are D O N E With Their NEW Record; Band To Devastate North America!

Following the completion of their NEW record 'Unnatural Selection', the band’s third full-length album for Candlelight Records, produced by guitarist David Sanchez and mixed by Terry Date (Pantera, Overkill, Deftones), HAVOK today announce their first headlining tour of North America. Dates are set to commence July 22 and will see the band journey through the southern states, travelling up the eastern seaboard before making their debut performance at Montreal’s annual Heavy MTL festival on August 11. The tour will be in support of their forthcoming NEW album, 'Unnatural Selection', set for release June 25.
The album features original artwork from Polish illustrator Rafal Wechterowicz (Slayer, Mastodon) and was mastered by James Murphy (Aborted, World Under Blood, Abigail Williams). Lead single, “Give Me Liberty… Or Give Me Death,” is set to impact Loud Rock/Metal Radio May 27. The topical thrash anthem delivers the young band’s classic thrash and old school Metal sound.

Candlelight Records launched the CD-only pre-order last week at the label’s official webstore HERE. The band has launched exclusive bundle packages via their official store. All bundle customers will be entered to win a golden ticket contest. One winner will be picked at random and will receive an autographed Charvel guitar, and one of everything in the HAVOK merch store. Go HERE for further details.

Currently on tour in Europe alongside Suffocation and Cephalic Carnage, HAVOK’s headlining tour follows their recently announced trilogy of release performances. Tickets are on sale now at venue box offices and companion ticket agencies. A copy of Unnatural Selection will be included with ticket purchases to June Colorado shows. For a full list of dates on their European tour visit the band’s official Facebook page HERE.
HAVOK, called “the finest thrash band in existence” by PopDose, released their full-length debut, Burn, in 2009.  Time Is Up would follow in 2011.  “HAVOK have hit their stride,” said Decibel Magazine.  “HAVOK is everything that is great about thrash,” added Terrorizer.  In 2012, the band released their EP Point of No Return; videos for the EP’s two original songs were released earlier this year.  The videos have had over 200,000 views since release.  The band plans three new videos for Unnatural Selection; details forthcoming. Confirmed HAVOK dates at press time are included below. Watch their NEW video for "From Cradle To The Grave" HERE!
HAVOK on the road in support of 'Unnatural Selection':
6/21/2013: Marquis Theatre – Denver, CO (release show)
6/22/2013: Black Sheep - Colorado Springs, CO (release show)
6/23/2013: Aggie Theater - Ft. Collins, CO (release show)
7/22/2013: Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
7/24/2013: Chameleon Room - Oklahoma City, OK
7/25/2013: Three Links – Dallas, TX
7/26/2013: Dirty Dog – Austin, TX
7/27/2013: Zero’s - Corpus Christi, TX
7/28/2013: Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX
7/29/2013: Siberia - New Orleans, LA
8/01/2013: Orpheum Theater – Tampa, FL
8/02/2013: Back Booth – Orlando, FL
8/03/2013: Ground Zero – Spartanburg, SC
8/04/2013: Blue Fox – Winchester, VA
8/05/2013: Empire – Springfield, VA
8/06/2013: Mojo 13 – Wilmington, DE
8/07/2013: Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY
8/08/2013: Church of Boston – Boston, MA
8/09/2013: Backstage at Champs – Trenton, NJ
8/11/2013: Heavy Mtl – Montreal, QC
8/16/2013: Vaudeville Mews - Des Moines, IA
8/17/2013: Riot Room - Kansas City, MO

HAVOK is guitarist/vocalist David Sanchez, bassist Mike Leon, guitarist Reece Scruggs, and drummer Pete Webber.  The band uses/endorses ESP Guitars, Charvel Guitars, EMG Pickups, Ernie Ball, Peavy Amplification, Pearl Drums, Trick Drums, and Sabian Cymbals.

Related links:
Havok's official site
Havok on Facebook

Candle Light Records

TROUBLE Announce That They Are Coming Back!

Chicago Metal legends TROUBLE return with their first album since 'Simple Mind Condition', released in 2007. The album is entitled 'The Distortion Field' and it features 13 tracks and will be released by FRW Records in North America on July 16th 2013 and in Europe on July 26th, 2013.

'The Distortion Field' makes history in the TROUBLE camp through the band's acquisition of a NEW lead vocalist, Kyle Thomas of Exorder and Floodgate fame.

Commenting on NEW vocalist Thomas, TROUBLE founder and guitarist Rick Wartell says, "Kyle is one of the most impressive singers I've ever heard, and by far the most extraordinary singer I've ever had the pleasure of working with.  He's got incredible range, incredible power, and an incredible knowledge of TROUBLE, as he's been a fan for 20-something years. We've known him forever, and he innately understands what TROUBLE is about.  He's like the perfect guy to come in and do this job. It's awesome."

Veteran Music Producer Bill Metoyer is once again lending his expertise, having previously worked with the band on 'The Skull' and 'Trouble', both Metal Blade releases.

"Musically, I think this album is a true TROUBLE record.", states Wartell. "In the early days, we used to just write what we felt and didn't really care about what anyone said.  We just wrote heavy riffs and played our music our way. But outside influences can kind of get a hold of you and start telling you what to do. When we were writing this album, the thinking was, we don't care what anybody thinks. We're going to write what we write. So this is basically a return to our roots, while combining some reflections of our band's long history as well. With the two different music writers, Bruce and myself, we have a slight variation in our writing; Bruce has more of a '70s groove to his writing, and I'm more the old school doomy metal thing. And when you put it together, you get TROUBLE."

The band consists of Kyle Thomas - vocals, Rick Wartell - guitar, Bruce Franklin - guitars, and Mark "Marko" Lira - drums.

The band has planned a string of festival dates and will tour the album in both Europe and North America. Visit the band's website www.newtrouble.com for updates.

Related links:
TROUBLE's official site

Ronnie James Dio's Wife Reflects On The Legacy Of Her Husband

Three years ago the Heavy Music community lost one of the most charismatic, charming, and down to earth rockers in history.
Ronnie James Dio will never be forgotten and will keep influencing musicians forever. Tribute available HERE!

Ronnie's wife Wendy, reflected earlier today on her husbands death anniversary:

"Dear Friends,

Today is a difficult day for all of us. It has been three years since Ronnie's passing. Sometimes it feels like only yesterday and sometimes it feels like an eternity ago. Please take a moment of silence sometime in the day to remember him on this Anniversary of his death. I know you all loved him, and I thank you for keeping his music and his memory alive.

I take comfort in this old prayer I would like to share with you.

I cannot speak, but I can listen,
I cannot be seen, but I can be heard,
I am in the song you hear,
I am in the breeze you feel...
I am in the stars you see
I am still with you.

Peace be with all of us,"

- Wendy Dio

Related links:
Black Sabbath
Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund

VOLBEAT To Headline The "Rock Allegiance Tour"; HIM, ALL THAT REMAINS & AIRBOURNE Also On The Bill!

Monster Energy Music's ROCK ALLEGIANCE returns this Summer with a lineup that will sure warm things up for those who are lucky to attend. Headlining the event will be Denmark's VOLBEAT, who will be joined by Finland's HIM, ALL THAT REMAINS and AIRBOURNE! Below you can watch the official trailer for this tour.

"The fans have made our North American visits thus far this year great fun and truly memorable," Volbeat frontman Michael Poulsen said. "We are looking forward to headlining Monster Energy's Rock Allegiance festival tour this summer, and sharing the stage with HIM, All That Remains and Airbourne."

Here are the tour dates (tickets on sale Friday, May 17):

- 8/24: Twin Lakes, WI @ Shadow Hill Ranch Festival
- 9/03: Salt Lake City, UT @ Maverick Centre
- 9/04: Las Vegas, NV @The Joint
- 9/19: Houston, TX @ Bayou Music Center
- 9/22: Atlanta, GA @Tabernacle
- 9/27: Lowell, MA @ Tsongas Center at UMASS Lowell
- 9/28: Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Waterfront        

Presale info for BROOKLYN!!! GET YOUR TICKETS TO Monster Energy Music's ROCK ALLEGIANCE with Volbeat, HIM, All That Remains and Airbourne TODAY!!!



Related links:
Rock Allegiance's official site 

Zakk Wylde Announces Very Special Book Release Events In New York City - Details Available!

Zakk Wylde never stops! His latest book "Bringing Metal to the Children: The Complete Berzerker’s Guide to World Tour Domination" is available now in paperback via William Morrow.

In the book, Zakk shares what really goes on behind tour bus windows and stage doors.

"If you’ve ever wanted to know what it’s really like to tour with a big-time metal group, this is the definitive statement," wrote Guitar World Editor-in-Chief Brad Tolinski in his original column about the book.

"While most rock bios focus on the 'sensitive inner-workings' of the artist, Zakk dispenses with all that comedy and gets down to the drinking, the vomiting, the disgusting pranks and non-stop jackass behavior that describes actual touring life.

"Or, as he explains in the book’s intro, “You lucky motherfuckers are gonna learn what it takes to tear through shows on the road in pure Black Label fashion, rollin’ though hell and destroying everything in your path.”

Wylde has just announced a series of very special book release events on June 11th and 12th at The Iridium in New York City. Here is a word from Zakk:
"An Evening with Yours Truly a/k/a The Book Tour of Doom June 11 & 12 NYC! 2 shows per night."

Tix at BandsInTown.com/ZakkWylde

Related links:
Zakk Wylde's official site 

The Tim Lambesis Domino Effect Begins To Strike; AS I LAY DYING Forced To Pull From Tour - Statement Available!

In what is easily one of the most shocking stories to surface since the inception of Horns Up Rocks in 2010, Tim Lambesis from AS I LAY DYING remains incarcerated after an undercover Police officer discovered that Lambesis wanted his wife assassinated. Allegedly, Lambesis's wife Meggan was making his life impossible through their undergoing divorce and would even prevent him from seeing his kids. Details HERE!

His band, AS I LAY DYING, had a huge tour lined up with KILLSWITCH ENGAGE (one of the hottest bands in the country) and have been forced to pull out as a result of Lambesis's legal troubles. Here is a statement from the band:

“To our fans,

In light of recent events, As I Lay Dying will unfortunately not be taking part in the upcoming tour with Killswitch Engage. Given the circumstances, we feel that it is best for the band to be off the road while the current situation gets sorted. We’d like to thank all of our fans for their ongoing support at this difficult time".

- Jordan, Nick, Phil, and Josh

Killswitch Engage officially announced As I Lay Dying's replacements:

“Since As I Lay Dying has announced they will not be able to join us on this tour…we would like to welcome Darkest Hour, and The Word Alive on the Disarm the Descent 2013 US TOUR!

Please welcome both bands with open arms, ROCK!”

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's "Disarm The Descent" North American tour:
- Thu/May-30: Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
- Fri/May-31: Austin, TX @ Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheater
- Sat/Jun-01: Houston, TX @ House of Blues
- Mon/Jun-03: Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House Of Blues
- Tue/Jun-04: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
- Thu/Jun-06: Richmond, VA @ The National
- Fri/Jun-07: Syracuse, NY @ F Shed at the Market
- Sat/Jun-08: Hampton Beach, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
- Sun/Jun-09: Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
- Tue/Jun-11: New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater
- Wed/Jun-12: Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore - Silver Spring
- Sat/Jun-15: Guelph, ON @ Guelph Concert Theatre
- Sun/Jun-16: Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
- Mon/Jun-17: Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts
- Tue/Jun-18: Sauget, IL @ Pop's Nightclub
- Thu/Jun-20: Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
- Fri/Jun-21: Magna, UT @ The Great Salt Air
- Sat/Jun-22: Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
- Sun/Jun-23: Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
- Tue/Jun-25: San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
- Thu/Jun-27: Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
- Fri/Jun-28: Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory Concert House
- Sat/Jun-29: Billings, MT @ Shrine Auditorium
- Mon/Jul-01: Fargo, ND @ The Venue
- Tue/Jul-02: Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium
- Wed/Jul-03: Wichita, KS @ The Cotillion
- Fri/Jul-05: Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
- Sat/Jul-06: Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues
- Sun/Jul-07: Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot
- Mon/Jul-08: Joliet, IL @ Mojoes

Related links:

As I Lay Dying's official site

BLACK SABBATH Debut NEW Song On CSI & We Have It!

As previously announced, BLACK SABBATH will be releasing their comeback record entitled '13' on June 10 via Vertigo (album artwork & details HERE). Yesterday (May 15), the band performed a NEW song from '13' on the season finale of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. Check it out here:

Upcoming BLACK SABBATH tour dates:

DATE                    CITY                     VENUE

+Thu- Jul 25          Houston, TX          Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

+Sat-Jul 27           Austin, TX             Frank Erwin Center

<Mon-Jul 29          Tampa, FL             Live Nation Amphitheatre

+Wed-Jul 31          W. Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre

~Fri-Aug 02          Bristow, VA           Jiffy Lube Live

*Sun-Aug 04        Holmdel, NJ           PNC Bank Arts Center

+Tue-Aug 06        Detroit, MI            DTE Energy Music Theatre

+Thu-Aug 08        Uncasville, CT        Mohegan Sun Arena

+Sat-Aug 10         Philadelphia, PA     Wells Fargo Center

^Mon-Aug 12        Boston, MA           Comcast Center

*Wed-Aug 14        Toronto, ON          Air Canada Centre

+Fri Aug 16           Tinley Park, IL       First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

+Sun-Aug 18        Indianapolis, IN       Klipsch Music Center

+Thu-Aug 22        Vancouver, BC       Rogers Arena

*Sat-Aug 24        Seattle, WA           Gorge Amphitheatre

+Mon-Aug 26        San Francisco, CA  Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View

+Wed-Aug 28       Irvine, CA              Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

+Fri-Aug 30          Phoenix, AZ           US Airways Center

+Sun-Sep 01        Las Vegas, NV       MGM Grand Garden Arena

*Tue-Sep 03        Los Angeles, CA     Los Angeles Sports Arena

*Previously announced date.
^On sale Friday, May 3
+On sale Saturday, May 4
~On sale, Friday May 10
<On sale, Saturday, May 11
>On sale TBD

Nov. 20 - Hartwall Arena, Helsinki, Finland
Nov. 22 - Friends Arena, Stockholm, Sweden
Nov. 24 - Telenor Arena, Oslo, Norway
Nov. 26 - Forum, Denmark, Copenhagen
Nov. 28 - Ziggo Dome, Holland, Amsterdam
Nov. 30 - Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, Germany
Dec. 02 - Bercy, Paris, France
Dec. 05 - Fiera Arena, Milan, Italy
Dec. 07 - 02 Arena, Prague, Czech Republic
Dec. 10 - 02 Arena, London, UK
Dec. 12 - Odyssey Arena, Belfast, Ireland
Dec. 14 - Arena, Sheffield, UK
Dec. 16 - Hydro, Glasgow, UK
Dec. 18 - Arena, Manchester, UK
Dec. 20 - LG Arena, Birmingham, UK 

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