MINISTRY TO RELEASE 13th STUDIO ALBUM
Al Jourgensen, six-time Grammy nominated godfather of industrial metal, will release his band Ministry's 13th studio album, From Beer To Eternity, on September 6 (13th Planet Records). Pre-order info will be posted soon on Ministry's Facebook. As fans of the band know, after last year there wasn't going to be another Ministry album, but as Jourgensen put it recently, "I had no choice."
Sessions for what would become From Beer to Eternity began last December at Jourgensen's 13th Planet compound in El Paso, TX with Jourgensen (who produced the album, composed the music and wrote the lyrics for all 11 songs), guitarists Mike Scaccia and Sin Quirin, drummer Aaron Rossi and bassist Tony Campos. Rough tracks for 18 songs were finished on December 19, and three days later, the 47-year old Scaccia died from a heart attack he suffered onstage while playing a live show with his band Rigor Mortis in Dallas, TX. Jourgensen, Quirin, Rossi and Campos were absolutely devastated.
"We have never, in the history of Ministry, ever had a tracking session like that before," states Jourgensen, "everything went so smoothly, it was surreal. And Mikey was so on fire and inspired, and really a driving force for this record." After returning from Scaccia's funeral in Dallas, and shouldering the weight of grief as well as the desire to honor his fallen comrade, Jourgensen locked himself in his studio with his engineer and co-producer Sammy D'Ambruoso for three excruciating months. "There was no choice," Jourgensen says of the bittersweet production process. "During the tracking sessions, Mikey was smiling and going, 'You know what, Al? This is by far and away the best Ministry album we've ever done together. This is awesome.' I'm super proud of From Beer to Eternity because it's my tribute to Mikey's incredible talent, and I feel it honors him and all of the years we spent together making music."
From the schizophrenic opening cut, the sarcasm-dripping, sound effect-laden "Hail to his Majesty (Peasants)" to the thrash-punk riffs andbooming bass reverberations of "Punch in the Face," to "Change of Luck," a song that Jourgensen wrote directly about Scaccia's death, From Beer to Eternity pulls no punches, sounding at once familiar, yet completely fresh and inspired. The release also includes "Side F/X Include Mikey's Middle Finger / TV4," which old school Ministry fans will recognize as a continuum in a series of TV songs that began in the mid-1990s, and underscores Scaccia's birthright as one of the greatest metal guitarists in the world.
"PermaWar," the first single from From Beer to Eternity, will drop digitally via iTunes in late July as a three-track maxi single. Additionally, 13th Planet Records will be releasing special products for From Beer to Eternity, including a Special Limited Edition Digipak with 13 tracks, a special FanBox edition, as well as vinyl and limited edition 12" inch picture discs.
Ministry will support From Beer to Eternity with a cavalcade of music videos, off-the-wall "making of..." digital clips, and an on-going "dog-blog" commentary by Jourgensen's two Labradors, Lemmy and Ozzy, who were present every step of the way during the recording and mixing of From Beer to Eternity, and have launched their own Facebook page ( https://www.facebook.com/Ozzyandlemmyjourgensen ) to tell the tail. Uh, tale.
But wait, there's more. In addition to From Beer to Eternity coming in September, July 9 will see the release of Jourgensen's authorized biography, "Ministry: The Lost Gospels According to Al Jourgensen," penned by Jourgensen with Jon Wiederhorn on DaCapo Books. "Ministry" is a memoir both ugly and captivating, revealing Jourgensen as a man who lived a hard life his own way without making compromises." Then, the two-disc DVD "Ministry: Enjoy the Quiet - Live at Wacken 2012," debuts at the already sold-out Wacken Open Air 2013 festival in Germany August 1-3. Shot live in concert at one of Ministry's final shows of the band's 2012 tour at Wacken's Open Air in front of 75,000 fans, the DVD features "New World Order," "99 Percenters," "Ghouldiggers," "Psalm 69," "Thieves," "Just One Fix," and "Khyber Pass."
JUNE 17th 2013
KATATONIA TO RELEASE
"DETHRONED AND UNCROWNED"
In August 2012, Swedish dark rockers KATATONIA released "Dead End Kings", their ninth studio album. The CD was the band's most successful to date and cemented the Swedes' position as masters of sorrowful metal. In September 2013, the band returns with "Dethroned And Uncrowned", their first release on Kscope, Peaceville's sister label.
Many of the ecstatic reviews the "Dead End Kings" received commented on the fact that the album marked another step in the band's journey towards a more progressive sound. "Dethroned and Uncrowned" allows them to explore these elements of the record further as they have reworked the album, creating new moods and textures while still staying truthful to the core of the songs.
"Dethroned And Uncrowned" will be available on double LP, download and as 2 disc (CD and DVD-AV) digibook set, which also features a 5.1 surround mix of the album.
"Dethroned And Uncrowned" track listing:
01. The Parting
02. The One You Are Looking For Is Not Here
04. The Racing Heart
08. Undo You
10. First Prayer
11. Dead Letters
JUNE 14th 2013
BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME ANNOUNCE TOUR
Between the Buried and Me will be embarking on a headlining tour across North America this Fall. This tour will be the first time the band will be performing "The Parallax", both parts I and II, in their entirety. Joining the band for this tour will be The Faceless, The Contortionist, and The Safety Fire. The tour is scheduled to begin on September 13th in North Carolina and will wind its way across the US and Western/Central Canada before wrapping up in Tennessee on October 25th.
Tickets are on sale now exclusively through SHOWstubs.com. Additionally, VIP packages are being offered. Fans have their choice of a general admission ticket, or deluxe bundles featuring an exclusive shirt, necklace, button pack, poster, loaded flash drive, or a flexi disc with the live version of "Astral Body." And of course, bundles are available while supplies last! Additional general admission tickets go on sale through local outlets on Fri. July 12th.
Between The Buried And Me's ambitious concept album, The Parallax II: Future Sequence, released in October of 2012, was the North Carolina-based band's highest Billboard chart position of their career at #22 on the Top 200. The album also peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hard Rock Albums chart, as well as earning accolades from Guitar World Magazine and claiming the #18 spot on the publication's list of top 50 albums of 2012.
Stream the video for "Astral Body" and keep up with all things BTBAM at betweentheburiedandme.com.
"Between the Buried and Me Continue to dominate progressive metal with Parallax II: Future Sequence, expanding on every already-top-notch aspect of its conceptual predecessor." Alternative Press
"The Parallax II: Future Sequence offers more substance than most bands put forth in entire careers." Decibel Magazine
"Between The Buried And Me's music is a beautiful thing, an amazing thing, and a very complicated thing, nowhere more so than on the new album. You stand there dumbfounded at the technical wizardry of it all, wondering how in hell they manage to assemble these devilishly difficult puzzles." DRUM! Magazine
BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME
Tour w/ The Faceless, The Contortionist, The Safety Fire
09/13 Winston-Salem, NC Ziggy's
09/14 Knoxville, TN NV
09/15 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
09/16 Jacksonville, FL Brewster's Roc Bar
09/17 Orlando, FL The Plaza Live
09/19 Houston, TX House of Blues
09/20 Austin, TX The Mohawk
09/21 Dallas, TX House of Blues
09/23 Denver, CO Summit Music Hall
09/24 Salt Lake City, UT Murray Theater
09/26 Mesa, AZ The Nile
09/27 W. Hollywood, CA House of Blues
09/28 San Diego, CA House of Blues
09/29 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory
09/30 San Francisco, CA Regency Ballroom
10/01 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades
10/03 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
10/04 Seattle, WA El Corazon
10/05 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
10/07 Calgary, AB The Republik
10/08 Edmonton, AB Starlite Room
10/09 Winnipeg, MB Garrick Centre
10/11 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theater
10/12 Chicago, IL Metro
10/13 Detroit, MI Majestic Theatre
10/14 Louisville, KY Headliner's Music Hall
10/16 New York City, NY Best Buy Theatre
10/17 Worcester, MA The Palladium
10/18 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
10/19 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts
10/20 Cleveland, OH Peabody's Downunder
10/21 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Small's Theatre
10/23 Baltimore, MD Sound Stage
10/24 Asheville, NC The Orange Peel
10/25 Nashville, TN Cannery Ballroom
JUNE 13th 2013
WATAIN REVEAL ALBUM ARTWORK
Sweden's most notorious metal extremists, WATAIN, have revealed the album cover artwork and track-listing for their fifth studio album, The Wild Hunt. Executed in oil and mixed materials, the cover of The Wild Hunt was done by Zbigniew M Bielak, the very same artist who was responsible for the Lawless Darkness artwork. The piece depicts one of the inmost shrines of WATAIN's temple. As on every classic still life, each object has a significant meaning, while each song of the album is also connected to an object.
The Wild Hunt will be released on August 19th in Europe and August 20th in North America by His Master's Noise, via Century Media Records. Click here for a teaser for the album's first single, "All That May Bleed".
"All That May Bleed" will be released on June 25th in North America as a limited 7" and digital download (see below for worldwide release dates and formats). Side B will be a track called "Play with the Devil," originally recorded by the black/heavy metal band TAIWAZ in 1988 in WATAIN's hometown, Uppsala (Gottfrid Åhman from IN SOLITUDE participates on solo guitar in WATAIN's version).
The single will be released in the following formats:
--Black 7" vinyl (limited to 2,000 copies worldwide)
--Red 7" vinyl with sticker (only available from www.wolfwear.net; limited to 500 copies worldwide)
--7" Picture disc (available from www.cmdistro.com and www.wolfwear.net; limited to 500 copies worldwide)
The Wild Hunt track-listing:
1. Night Vision
2. De Profundis
3. Black Flames March
4. All That May Bleed
5. The Child Must Die
6. They Rode On
7. Sleepless Evil
8. The Wild Hunt
10. Ignem Veni Mittere
11. Holocaust Dawn
On August 24th, WATAIN will kick off The Wild Hunt world tour in their hometown of Uppsala. For those who want to see WATAIN's infamous live ceremony taken to a new level, this is your chance. The venue chosen for this night of unchained metal magic is Svandammshallarna, located in the heart of the city. Tickets are on sale now through: http://www.evenemang.se/watain-svandammshallarna.html.
JUNE 13th 2013
SAXON ANNOUNCE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
SAXON & FOZZY are proud to announce that they will be touring on the North American "Sacrifice And Sin Tour" scheduled to run September 12 - October 10, 2013. FOZZY VIP Meet and Greet Packages are available exclusively at FOZZYROCK.com.
"After our highly successful US tour last summer on UPROAR, we've been chomping at the bit for the right opportunity to return to North America...and now it has arrived!" says FOZZY frontman Chris Jericho. "To tour with the legendary Saxon is a metal dream come true and the perfect way to satisfy all of our amazing fans in the US and Canada and to make tons of new ones in the process. Get ready for Sacrifice and Sin...we're gonna tear your heads off and leave u screaming FOZZY, FOZZY, FOZZY!!"
Touring in support of their most successful album yet, Sin And Bones
SAXON recently released their critically acclaimed new album Sacrifice but promise to play all of the fan favorites from their three decade-plus catalogue, including "Denim & Leather," "Wheels Of Steel," "Ride Like The Wind," "Motorcycle Man" and "Heavy Metal Thunder," all of which have cemented the band's legendary status.
"So far, the Sacrifice World Tour has taken us from the Bahamas to South America and back to Europe for the festival season," says Saxon's Biff Byford. "Now it is time for us to return to North America for a series of dates with the one and only FOZZY. We have been friends with Chris Jericho for years so there has never been a better time to hook up with FOZZY for a tour that will take us from the east coast to the west coast and finally winding up in the Great White North."
Opening support on the tour will be HALCYON WAY.
SAXON / FOZZY tour dates
Sept 12- Patchogue, NY @ The Emporium
Sept 13- New York, NY @ BB King
Sept 14- Montreal, QUE @ Corona Theater
Sept 15- Toronto, ONT @ The Phoenix
Sept 17- Reading, PA @ Reverb
Sept 18- Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
Sept 19- Dayton, OH @ McGuffy's
Sept 20- Flint, MI @ Machine Shop
Sept 21- Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
Sept 22- Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
Sept 26- Dallas, TX @ House Of Blues
Sept 27- San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live
Sept 28- Houston, TX @ House Of Blues
Oct 01- Tempe, AZ @ Club Red
Oct 02- Long Beach, CA @ Gaslamp
Oct 03- Ramona, CA @ Ramona Mainstage
Oct 04- Los Angeles, CA @ House Of Blues
Oct 05- Corona, CA @ M15
Oct 06- San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
Oct 08- Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
Oct 09- Portland, OR @ Mt Tabor
Oct 10- Vancouver, BC @ The Venue
THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER ON FUSE TV TONIGHT
THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER will be appearing on Fuse News tonight at 8pm eastern/5pm pacific. Trevor Strnad and Brian Eschbach were recently interviewed by Fuse to discuss changes in the music industry and how bands are adapting to survive. Fuse News airs weeknights at 8/7c on Fuse. Check your local listings for the channel number and visit fuse.tv for more information.
THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER's "Everblack" was released in North America today! The album has peaked at #2 on the iTunes metal chart, second only to Black Sabbath. On the overall iTunes music chart, "Everblack" has peaked at #15. Listen to "Into the Everblack" and pick up the album now at metalblade.com/bdm.
"Everblack is fucking extraordinary. What TBDM has done is reinvent themselves without forgetting who they were: Straight-up, no compromise, and shockingly pure heavy music." MetalSucks.net
"it's a rager…high-impact rhythms, high-octane riffs, killer solos and demons screaming from Trevor Strnad's diaphragm/beer gut." Decibel Magazine
THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER
w/ Vans Warped Tour
06/15 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre
06/16 Portland, OR Portland Expo Center Parking Lot
06/19 Chula Vista, CA Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
06/20 Pomona, CA Pomona Fairplex
06/21 Pomona, CA Pomona Fairplex
06/22 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
06/23 Ventura, CA Ventura County Fairground At Seaside Park
06/26 Las Cruces, NM NMSU Practice Field
06/27 Mesa, AZ Quail Run Park
06/28 Las Vegas, NV Silverton Casino Parking Lot
06/29 Salt Lake City, UT Utah State Fairpark
06/30 Denver, CO Sports Authority Field at Mile High
07/03 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center
07/05 Toronto, ON The Flats At Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
07/06 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
07/07 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
07/09 Virginia Beach, VA Farm Bureau Live At Virginia Beach
07/10 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion
07/11 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center
07/12 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
07/13 Uniondale, NY Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
07/14 Hartford, CT The Comcast Theatre
07/16 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion
07/17 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion
07/18 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center
07/19 Auburn Hills, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills
07/20 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
07/21 Shakopee, MN Canterbury Park
07/23 Kansas City, KS Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
07/24 Maryland Heights, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
07/25 Atlanta, GA Aaron's Amphitheater at Lakewood
07/26 St. Petersburg, FL Vinoy Park
07/27 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre
07/28 Orlando, FL Central Florida Fairgrounds
07/29 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
07/30 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
07/31 Milwaukee, WI Marcus Amphitheatre
08/02 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
08/03 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
08/04 Houston, TX Reliant Center Parking Lot
JUNE 12th 2013
PENTAGRAM ANNOUNCE U.S. SUMMER TOUR
Doom legends, PENTAGRAM, have announced shows in the US this summer. These shows will follow the band's previously announced festival dates in Europe throughout July. The complete list of dates including the US shows are listed below, as well at facebook.com/pentagramusa.
In other news, premium subscription channel SHOWTIME just picked up the documentary "Last Days Here" from influential doom legends PENTAGRAM–showings can be found HERE.
PENTAGRAM's most recent album, Last Rites, was released via Metal Blade Records on April 14, 2011 and their first ever official DVD (also out on Metal Blade), When the Screams Come, on August 30, 2011. Both releases were met by rave reviews from fans and critics alike and saw the band playing sets at infamous SXSW festival in Austin TX as well as tours across the US and dates in Europe. Recently, after months of searching and reviewing literally hundreds of applicants from around the world, PENTAGRAM announced the addition of their new guitarist Matt Goldborough. His debut with the "Ram Family," rounded out by Bobby Liebling on vocals, Greg Turley on bass guitar and Sean Saley on drums, was on April 16th, 2013 at the sold out show at Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, NY. If that gig wasn't special enough, the band performed songs not heard live in over 40 years! Inspired by a demand from the fans, Liebling and company pulled out rare gems, including Be Forewarned. This track and more can be viewed now at metalinjection.net.
"No one has done doom better, for longer, than Bobby Liebling." SPIN Magazine
"an unsung American counterpart to Black Sabbath" San Francisco Weekly
"Bobby Liebling's vocals proved to be haunting yet comforting at the same time. The man has lost a lot to demons that kept him from achieving rock stardom decades ago, but his voice remains as powerful as it was then." LA Weekly
07/06 Gothenburg, Sweden Metaltown Festival 2013
07/19 Paris, FR Glazart
07/20 Warsaw, Poland Days Of Ceremony 2013
07/22 Tolmin, Slovenia Metaldays, 2013
07/27 Clinton, MT Farmageddon Fest
08/02 Austin, TX Emo's
08/03 Springfield, VA Empire
08/04 Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts
JUNE 11th 2013
GALACTIC COWBOYS TO REUNITE
IN HOMETOWN SHOW
Former Geffen /Metal Blade recording artist GALACTIC COWBOYS will reunite for a (nearly) 25-year reunion concert on September 13 at Acadia Bar and Grill in Houston, Texas, hosted by Lone Star Metal, a Texas-based webzine and promotions company. The original lineup of Monty Colvin, Dane Sonnier, Alan Doss and Ben Huggins has agreed to reform for a special one-off show in the group's hometown.
GALACTIC COWBOYS formed in 1989 by Colvin, Sonnier, Doss and Huggins and took the Texas music scene by storm, which in turn caught the eye of Geffen Records. 2014 marks their 25th anniversary as a band and 2013 marks the 20th anniversary of the release of their sophomore album, "Space In Your Face".
GALACTIC COWBOYS has been anything but predictable and decided a preemptive strike was necessary. Thus, the reunion show was created in true GALACTIC COWBOYS' tongue-in-cheek fashion.
"We are super excited to have the honor of hosting GALACTIC COWBOYS this September at Acadia," said Rusty Conner, founder and owner of Lone Star Metal. "I've been a huge fan of the band from almost the beginning, and to be able to pull this reunion off is an enormous accomplishment for myself and Lone Star Metal."
"Come see the original line-up of GALACTIC COWBOYS doing stuff off our first two albums," said Colvin. "We are looking forward to crushing everyone's skull!"
Tickets can be purchased at this location.
JUNE 7th 2013
TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM IN AUGUST
IWRESTLEDABEARONCE will release its third studio album, "Late For Nothing", on August 6 via Century Media Records. The CD was recorded, mixed and mastered by the group's guitarist/programmer Steven Bradley at the band's home studio in Los Angeles. It also marks IWRESTLEDABEARONCE's first record with their new singer Courtney LaPlante, who joined the band with only a day's notice during last summer's Vans Warped Tour.
Newly recharged with the addition of LaPlante, Bradley and cohorts John Ganey (guitar/programming), Mike "Rickshaw" Martin (bass) and Mikey Montgomery (drums) are set to keep their fans guessing with "Late For Nothing". While the band's signature, avant-garde style is well intact on the new album; their style has progressed immensely. By far their boldest and most accessible release to date, "Late For Nothing" rips and roars with blunt force intensity, incorporating their brain joggling breakdowns with a unique blend of electronics, jazzed-out time signatures and break neck riffage.
"The entire album came together as a result of us wanting to do something different," affirms Bradley. "We didn't want to make another weird IWRESTLEDABEARONCE album or whatever people were expecting. We set out to make something different and better than anything we've ever released. It's a more evolved version of the band. We explored new styles and genres as well — especially in terms of the more spacey, epic, and beautiful parts. It's got the most melodic moments of our career as well as the heaviest."
Featuring the forthcoming, schizophrenic first single "Thunder Chunky", "Late For Nothing" scales the summit of heavy rock/metal with twelve teeth gnashing tracks that find a happy medium between crushing metal and beautifully orchestrated melody. The album's opener, "Thunder Chunky", sets the tone for the album as they slash their way through songs like "Letters To Stallone" that showcases LaPlante's incredible balance of full throttle screams and melodic choruses, and "Carnage Asada", which features a guest solo from the legendary Steve Vai.
IWRESTLEDABEARONCE will head to Europe for a summer run before returning to support the release of "Late For Nothing" in the U.S. on The All Stars Tour 2013 with EVERY TIME I DIE.
"Late For Nothing" track listing:
01. Thunder Chunky
02. Letters To Stallone
03. Snake Charmer
04. Boat Paddle
06. Mind The Gap
07. Carnage Asada
08. The Map
09. That's A Horse Of A Different Color
10. I'd Buy That For A Dollar
11. Inside Job
12. It Don't Make Me No Nevermind
JUNE 5th 2013
BEHEMOTH PULLS OUT
ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL
Poland's blackened death metal outfit BEHEMOTH has been forced to cancel its appearance at the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival due to their drummer Inferno taking ill and requiring surgery.
Comments BEHEMOTH guitarist/vocalist Adam "Nergal" Darski: "This must have been the most difficult decision we were forced to make in recent years. BEHEMOTH is known for not canceling any shows or tours. But this is not something we can do when we are missing our driving force, the man behind the drums — Inferno. Unfortunately, he was hospitalized due to appendix surgery and it's gonna take him few months to fully recover and get back to shape. We are trying to save selected European festivals with a fill-in drummer (KRIMH, ex-DECAPITATED), but we won't be risking doing a full-on prestigious tour like the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival without Inferno. BEHEMOTH is a solid unit and any part of this unit missing makes us weaker, and that is not how we want to present our new material to our fans. Please, accept our apologies and be patient, we shall return to Europe (this fall) and U.S. (early 2014) empowered and motivated as never before!"
Fan-filmed video footage of BEHEMOTH's June 4 performane at the Impact Fest in Warsaw, Poland can be seen below.
BEHEMOTH will release its tenth full-length album, "The Satanist", in the fall via Nuclear Blast in Europe and Metal Blade in North America. The CD is being recorded at Hertz studio in Bialystok, Poland with the help of the Wieslawscy brothers and Daniel Bergstrand (MESHUGGAH, IN FLAMES, SOILWORK, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD). Songtitles set to appear on the effort include "Blow Your Trumpet, Gabriel" — described by Darski as "killer" and "a monster"; "Messe Noir" (French for "The Black Mass"); and "Ora Pro Nobis, Lucifer" (Latin for "Pray For Us, Lucifer").
In a brand new interview with Revolver magazine, Darski described BEHEMOTH's new songs as "very atmospheric" and "very emotional." "Think BURZUM meets NEW ORDER meets KILLING JOKE," he added. But at the same time, fans shouldn't expect the album to sound too far removed from BEHEMOTH's past efforts. "Take SLAYER, for example," Darski said. "Whatever genre they deal with, they still end up sounding like SLAYER. Even when they were flirting with nu-metal, it was a SLAYER record. Same with BEHEMOTH."
JUNE 4th 2013
MIKE PORTNOY QUITS ADRENALINE MOB
Drummer Mike Portnoy (ADRENALINE MOB, FLYING COLORS, THE WINERY DOGS, DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD) has released the following statement:
"It saddens me to announce that the four upcoming shows in Latin America this month supporting HALESTORM will be my last with ADRENALINE MOB.
"Unfortunately, I have scheduling conflicts that prevent me from being able to fully commit to the band's future activities at the moment.
"As I cannot be in two places at the same time, I don't want to hold them back and have to wait for my schedule to re-open up to resume activity.
"I'm very proud of what we started together and the music we made over the past two years and I wish the guys all the best in the future."
ADRENALINE MOB features in its ranks frontman Russell Allen, guitar virtuoso Mike Orlando (SONIC STOMP) and DISTURBED bassist John Moyer
ADRENALINE MOB released "Covertá", an eight-track EP featuring cover versions of some of the group's favorite songs, on March 12. Longtime fans of Portnoy are aware of the multiple cover CDs he has released with DREAM THEATER and with Neal Morse. "Covertá" is the first CD of covers recorded by ADRENALINE MOB.
Portnoy, who co-founded DREAM THEATER more than 20 years ago, abruptly quit the band in September 2010 while on tour with AVENGED SEVENFOLD. He has since been replaced by Mike Mangini (ANNIHILATOR, EXTREME, JAMES LABRIE, STEVE VAI).
Portnoy played on AVENGED SEVENFOLD's latest album, "Nightmare", following the death of that band's drummer, Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan, and toured with them for the entire second half of 2010.
JUNE 4th 2013
CHIMAIRA NEW ALBUM UPDATE
Cleveland residents CHIMAIRA have posted a video that reveals album artwork, track listing and 30 second song clips from their forthcoming album.
CLICK HERE TO WATCH VIDEO
CHIMAIRA will release "Crown Of Phantoms" on July 30th, 2013. The band's seventh studio LP has already started collecting its fair share of accolades.
"Tracks like 'No Mercy,' 'Plastic Wonderland' and 'Spineless' are absolute slayers that will surely impress longtime fans and newbies alike, and bring that classic 'I Hate Everyone flavor' we've all grown to love." - Revolver Magazine
The band recently made headlines by way of crowd-funding a fan version CD/DVD where they doubled their initial goal via IndieGoGo. CHIMAIRA just finished wrapping up a successful run on the "Dont Pray For Us Tour" with ASKING ALEXANDRIA and plans to be back on the road soon.
PURCHASE "ALL THAT'S LEFT IS BLOOD" ON ITUNES HERE"
1. The Machine
2. No Mercy
3. All That's Left Is Blood
4. I Despise
5. Plastic Wonderland
6. The Transmigration
7. Crown Of Phantoms
9. Kings Of The Shadow World
10. Wrapped In Violence
11. Love Soaked Death
JUNE 3rd 2013
CARNIVAL OF MADNESS TOUR ANNOUNCED
The 2013 Carnival Of Madness tour, powered by Monster Energy, will feature SHINEDOWN, along with PAPA ROACH, SKILLET, IN THIS MOMENT, and WE AS HUMAN.
Aug. 13 - Cleveland, OH - Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
Aug. 14 - Philadelphia, PA - Mann Center for the Performing Arts
Aug. 16 - Canandaigua, NY - Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center
Aug. 17 - Cincinnati, OH - PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center
Aug. 18 - Bloomington, IL - US Cellular Coliseum
Aug. 20 - Burgettstown, PA - First Niagara Pavilion
Aug. 21 - Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live
Aug. 23 - Tinley Park, IL - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Aug. 25 - Cedar Rapids, IA - U.S. Cellular Center
Aug. 27 - Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
Aug. 28 - Big Flats, NY - Tags
Aug. 30 - Charlotte, NC - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Aug. 31 - Virginia Beach, VA - Farm Bureau Live
Sep. 01 - Raleigh, NC - The Red Hat Amphitheater
Sep. 06 - Allegan, MI - Allegan County Fair
Sep. 10 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Sep. 14 - Sacramento, CA - Discovery Park
SHINEDOWN makes their triumphant return to the Carnival Of Madness after headlining the 2010 inaugural launch, with a lineup that also included SEVENDUST, CHEVELLE, PUDDLE OF MUDD, and 10 YEARS. The first Carnival Of Madness proved to be one of the biggest tours of the summer, heralded as a Top 50 tour by Pollstar. Last year's trek featured EVANESCENCE, CHEVELLE, HALESTORM, and NEW MEDICINE.
"Carnival Of Madness is more than a show — it's an experience," proclaims SHINEDOWN frontman Brent Smith. "This year, it's all about reinvention. The culmination of five powerful and dynamic bands joining together to prove to the world that rock and roll is alive and well. So, step right up. Come one, come all. The Carnival Of Madness has arrived!!!"
PAPA ROACH frontman Jacoby Shaddix says, "We're so stoked to be on Carnival Of Madness this year. It's an absolutely killer bill from top to bottom...fans better be ready to get crazy at these shows."
"I can hardly wait for the Carnival Of Madness," says SKILLET lead singer John Cooper. "SHINEDOWN is one of the best bands in the business and we're excited to share the stage with them and great performers like PAPA ROACH, IN THIS MOMENT, and WE AS HUMAN. Also, it'll be our first tour playing songs from our new album, 'Rise', so SKILLLET will be doing our best to bring the pain every night!"
As IN THIS MOMENT declares: "We are thrilled to be a part of Carnival Of Madness this year. SHINEDOWN is one of our favorite bands and it is truly an honor to share the stage with them again. All the bands involved this year bring something unique and exciting to the table, making this a 'do not miss' event! We are humbled and grateful that we get to be a part of Carnival Of Madness this year, and can't wait to surprise you with our brand new show this summer!"
WE AS HUMAN lead singer Justin Cordle agrees: "I can't begin to tell you how stoked we are to be on the Carnival Of Madness this year. To be able to meet new fans on a tour with so many bands that we've admired for so long is incredible. We are ready to do this!