MARCH 11th 2013
ALICE COOPER WELCOMES YOU TO HIS NIGHTMARE
Submit Q&A Questions via www.SuperDuperAliceCooper.com
Forthcoming Official Documentary “Super Duper Alice Cooper” Premiering at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival
Watch The Official Trailer Here:
Banger Films, in association with Eagle Rock Entertainment, presents ALICE COOPER in Super Duper Alice Cooper, the brand new official ALICE COOPER documentary distributed by SpectiCast (As The Palaces Burn, Aerosmith: Rock for the Rising Sun, Morrissey 25: Live).
Super Duper Alice Cooper will premiere at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival and will hit theaters nationwide beginning May 30, 2014. The film is the first ever ‘doc opera’ – a dizzying blend of documentary archive footage, animation and rock opera that will cement forever the legend of ALICE COOPER.
In order to make Super Duper Alice Cooper as interactive for his devoted fans as he possibly can, ALICE COOPER is putting together a special pre-recorded “Keep Calm & Go Ask Alice” Q&A that will run following each theatrical screening. In order for Alice to give some wild answers, he’ll require some burning questions from fans, so he’s inviting YOU to ask him anything now via www.SuperDuperAliceCooper.com (click the “Keep Calm & Go Ask Alice” graphic). Once the submission period is closed, Alice will personally handpick select questions and answer them via video, serving as the aforementioned Q&A. So, do you want your question to be answered in the pre-recorded ALICE COOPER Q&A running after each and every screening in the U.S.? Of course you do! Submit your questions now via www.SuperDuperAliceCooper.com
Super Duper Alice Cooper is the twisted tale of a teenage Dr. Jekyll whose rock n’ roll Mr. Hyde almost kills him. It is the story of Vincent Furnier, a preacher’s son who struck fear into the hearts of parents as ALICE COOPER, the ultimate rock star of the bizarre. From the advent of Alice as front man for a group of Phoenix freaks in the 60’s to the hazy decadence of celebrity in the 70s to his triumphant comeback as 80s glam metal godfather, we will watch as Alice and Vincent battle for each other’s’ souls. Alice’s story is told not only by the man himself, but through exclusive interviews with members of the original ALICE COOPER band, Elton John, Iggy Pop, John Lydon, and Dee Snider.
Super Duper Alice Cooper is the creation of Scot McFadyen and Sam Dunn at Banger Films, producers of Iron Maiden: Flight 666 (2009 SXSW Audience Choice Winner) and Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage (2010 Grammy-nominated and Tribeca Audience Choice Winner), and much-lauded filmmaker Reginald Harkema, winner of the TIFF Special Jury Prize for his film Monkey Warfare.
MARCH 11th 2013
MOTORHEADS MOTORBOAT CRUISE
Megadeth, Motörhead, and Anthrax -three of the greatest heavy metal bands in the world - will perform at the first annual Motörhead’s Motörboat cruise onboard the Carnival Ecstasy from September 22-26, 2014. In addition to these three rock giants, “The Loudest Boat In The World” will also feature performances from Zakk Wylde, Jim Breuer, Danko Jones, Fireball Ministry, Wilson, and some big surprises…more bands to be announced soon.
Motörhead’s Motörboat will sail from Miami, visiting the ports of Key West, Florida and Cozumel just off Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. While onboard, guests will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to interact with band members and will see unforgettable performances on various stages throughout the ship.
Tickets for Motörhead’s Motörboat go on sale Tuesday, March 18 at Noon ET. The event website--www.MotorheadCruise.com--will launch later this week with full details and cabin pricing.
Motörhead founder Lemmy Kilmister proclaims, "This will be everything you've come to expect from a night out with us, except even louder, with more great bands and no way of escaping! If you thought waves could rock a boat, you've got another thing coming with this lovely little outing!"
Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine says, “There never has and never will be another cruise like Motörboat cruise. Come on a thrashing voyage with Motörhead, Megadeth, Anthrax, Zakk Wylde and all Lemmy's friends. This is the coolest way to ever see a metal concert.”
Scott Ian of Anthrax adds, “Anthrax, Motörhead and Megadeth at sea??? To quote Chief Brody [Jaws], ‘We're going to need a bigger boat.’”
“It's truly an honor to partner with one of the most iconic bands in rock music to deliver a one of a kind fan experience for ‘Motorheadbangers’ from around the globe,” says event producer Alan Koenig of ASK4 Entertainment.
Motörhead--the world’s biggest and baddest rock & roll band of all time--released their mammoth 21st studio album Aftershock in October 2013. Aftershock is one of Motörhead’s best-selling and highest-charting albums in 20 years, debuting at #22 on the Billboard 200. Through tenacity, hard work, and a deep-seated ability to produce an original, face-melting sound, Motörhead--Lemmy Kilmister (bass, vocals), Phil Campbell (guitar) and Mikkey Dee (drums)--has become one of the most popular bands in the world with a fanbase that is second to none. www.imotorhead.com
In a career nearing 30 years, heavy metal titans Megadeth have sold more than 38 million albums worldwide, earning five consecutive platinum albums and numerous accolades along the way, including 11 Grammy nominations. The band’s latest studio album, Super Collider, features vocalist/guitarist/founder Dave Mustaine once again reunited with guitarist Chris Broderick, bassist David Ellefson, and drummer Shawn Drover. Released in June 2013, Super Collider debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard 200, Megadeth’s highest chart debut since 1994’s Youthanasia. In April, Megadeth is set to embark on a world tour in over 25 countries across four continents. The tour follows a first-ever performance at Copley Symphony Hall on April 12, where Dave Mustaine will collaborate with the San Diego Symphony. www.megadeth.com
Since the September 2011 release of Worship Music, five-time Grammy-nominated Anthrax has experienced a tremendous comeback. “Classic era” vocalist Joey Belladonna rejoined the lineup in the spring of 2010, fronting for the band on The Big Four shows across Europe, at NY’s Yankee Stadium and at the SoCal Coachella site. In 2012, Anthrax--Joey Belladonna (vocals), Scott Ian (guitar), Charlie Benante (drums) and Frank Bello (bass)--became the first metal band to have its music played on Mars when its "Got The Time" was chosen by NASA to wake up the Mars Rover. The band is currently writing and demoing new material for the follow up to Worship Music that is expected out late 2014/early 2015. www.anthrax.com
The Carnival Ecstasy, which recently underwent a multi-million dollar refurbishment, features a tropical-themed resort-style main pool area, multiple dining options (including a 24-hour pizzeria), 12,000-square-foot Spa Carnival health club, a jogging track, as well as 12 lounges, bars and nightspots.
MARCH 6th 2013
POP EVIL SHOOT NEW MUSIC VIDEO
Radio powerhouse POP EVIL have shot a new music video for their current single, "Torn to Pieces," that's quickly climbing up the charts. Directed by Swedish veteran director Johan Carlén, this will be the band's fourth video installment from their highly successful LP, "Onyx." Frontman Leigh Kakaty adds this heartfelt comment: "There’s nothing more haunting & torturous to the human soul than the feeling of losing someone close to you without saying goodbye."
The band launched a social media initiative using Instagram surrounding "Torn to Pieces" late last week. Since the song deals with the loss of Kakaty's father, fans are encouraged to upload their own photos depicting what the song means to them. Fans have been tagging Instagram photos with #petorntopieces since its launch and the collection is ever growing. The band is overwhelmed with its success and encourage fans to visit their official site and keep it up!
POP EVIL is on their way to a yet another chart topping single with "Torn To Pieces." The song has gone from being #1 most added to #13 on the Active Rock chart in just 5 weeks. The band has already seen a career shattering two number one singles off of their latest LP, most recently with "Deal With The Devil" and first with "Trenches."
As can be expected from these veteran road dogs, POP EVIL just wrapped up an intense run with STONE SOUR and have headed over to Europe for their first full run off of U.S. soil with FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH. We can expect to hear about more touring in the states very soon.
POP EVIL IS:
Leigh Kakaty (Lead Vocals) ,
Nick Fuelling (Lead Guitar),
Dave Grahs (Rhythm Guitar),
Matt DiRito (Bass),
Chachi Riot (Drums)
MARCH 4th 2013
SAXON TO RELEASE NEW LIVE ALBUM
Each year, British heavy metal legends SAXON honor a fine tradition of paying homage to England’s patron Saint George by putting on a spectacular annual show on St. George’s Day (April 23rd). The band’s new live album, St. George’s Day Sacrifice – Live in Manchester, was recorded at last year’s performance on that special day, specifically at The Ritz in Manchester, England during the band’s ‘Sacrifice World Tour’. The album, mixed and mastered by Andy Sneap and produced by SAXON vocalist Biff Byford, hits stores in the U.S. on April 29, 2014 via UDR Music.
This 2 CD set (also available in digital format) finds a blistering performance covering a collection of SAXON’s finest work from 1979 up to 2013. A very special rendition of ‘Broken Heroes’ goes straight to the heart and is dedicated to The British Armed Forces. This is SAXON at their best – a real treasure rejoicing every fan.
St. George’s Day Sacrifice – Live in Manchester tracklisting:
CD 1 – running time 61:05 minutes
02 Wheels Of Terror
03 Power And The Glory
04 Made In Belfast
05 Rock’n Roll Gypsy
06 And The Bands Played On
07 I've Got To Rock (To Stay Alive)
08 Night Of The Wolf
10 Broken Heroes
11 Guardians of The Tomb
CD 2 – running time 59:08 minutes
01 Never Surrender
02 Ride Like The Wind
04 Stand Up And Fight
05 Dallas I PM
06 747 (Strangers In The Night)
07 Wheels Of Steel
08 Strong Arm Of The Law
09 Denim And Leather
10 Princess of The Night
MARCH 3rd 2013
MORBUS CHRON STREAM NEW ALBUM
Sweden's MORBUS CHRON has released their new album, Sweven, today in North America! Already named "one of the best albums of the year" (STEREOGUM.com) and "bound to be on Best Of lists when 2014 winds to a close" (DECIBEL MAGAZINE.com), Sweven intertwines dark death metal with progressive song structures and melodies that are reminiscent of bands such as ATHEIST, VOIVOD, CORONER and late-DEATH. To hear the album in its entirety, head over to Noisey.Vice.com for the exclusive stream:
To purchase Sweven, please visit iTunes for a digital copy or CM Distro for a variety of physical formats.
MORBUS CHRON tour dates w/ NECROWRETCH
March 22 -- Stockholm (SE) -- Pussy A-Go-Go
March 23 -- Oslo (NO) -- Revolver
March 24 -- Copenhagen (DK) -- KB18
March 25 -- Berlin (DE) -- Blackland
March 26 -- Hamburg (DE) -- Hafenklang
March 27 -- Arnhem (NL) -- Willemeen
March 28 -- Brussels (BE) -- DNA Club
March 29 -- Colmar (FR) -- Le Grillen
"Death Comes Ripping!" showcase with MIASMAL and VAMPIRE
April 5 -- Gothenburg (SE) -- Truckstop Alaska
MORBUS CHRON line-up:
Robert Andersson - guitars, vocals
Edvin Aftonfalk - lead guitars
Dag Landin - bass
Adam Lindmark - drums
FEBRUARY 27th 2013
CROWBAR ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM
NOLA riff lords CROWBAR will release an all new full length album entitled "Symmetry in Black" on May 27, 2014. The album will be released in Europe on May 26, 2014 via Century Media Records. Founding vocalist Kirk Windstein provides the following comment,
"We are so proud and excited about what we have accomplished with this record! The focus, determination and attitude in the band is at an all time high. We are 100% ready to get this Juggernaut rolling and never touch the breaks again. CROWBAR will not be stopped!"
"Symmetry in Black" was produced by Kirk Windstein and Duane Simoneaux and was mixed by Josh Wilbur. The new effort will be the latest material from CROWBAR since "Sever The Wicked Hand" was released in 2011.
The new effort will be the tenth studio LP, and also marks the 25th anniversary of the inception of CROWBAR. Windstein continues, "Crowbar is my heart and soul. The music is a part of me that I am extremely proud of. It's an amazing feeling to be putting all of my energy & focus into something that I created 25 years ago! We are extremely excited to release our 10th full length & to bring the riffs to as many people as possible on tour. See you on the road!"
Now that the band has finished recording, they'll head over to the U.K. for a handful of dates with HANG THE BASTARD & DROPBACK.
The band is also confirmed for a handful of European festivals this summer including ROADBURN and BLOODSTOCK. CROWBAR will make a bone-crushing appearance at MARYLAND DEATHFEST in the U.S. as well.
FEBRUARY 25th 2013
MISS MAY I ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM
In 2012, MISS MAY I took a step beyond the metalcore world they had grown up in with the release of the record At Heart. The record, produced by renowned record producer Machine (Lamb Of God), proved to be one of the strongest and most surprising metal records of the last few years, spawning huge singles in the songs ‘Hey Mister’ and ‘Day By Day’. Entering the Billboard Top 200 charts in its first week at #32, At Heart saw the band embrace a more mainstream metal approach to their music. The resulting campaign saw them nominated for ‘Best New Talent’ award at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards, as well as headlining the Alternative Press 2012 Tour, and picking up support at Active Rock Radio for the first time. On the live side, the band was hand-picked for tours with the likes of Five Finger Death Punch, Killswitch Engage and Bullet For My Valentine.
Now, these five young men from Troy, Ohio will complete the transition from movers and shakers to genuine groundbreakers with their upcoming blistering new offering, Rise Of The Lion.
Rise Of The Lion is set to hit stores in North America on April 29, 2014 via Rise Records (April 28 in the UK, April 25 in Australia). This is MISS MAY I’s fourth album and the first to be produced by the legendary Terry Date (Pantera, Deftones, White Zombie, Bring Me The Horizon).
This Thursday, February 27th, the band will launch the first single from Rise Of The Lion, ‘Gone’, as well as official album pre-orders. Rise Of The Lion will be available in digital, physical CD, and vinyl versions.
Rise Of The Lion track listing:
1. Refuse To Believe
5. You Want Me
6. Tangled Tongues
7. Hero With No Name
8. Darker Days
9. The End Of Me
10. Saints, Sinners, and Greats
The worldwide release of Rise Of The Lion will be supported by a brief headline tour of the United States this April and May, with support from For The Fallen Dreams. MISS MAY I will stop in eight cities, including a closer in their home state of Ohio at Rock On The Range. See below for a full listing of tour dates.
MISS MAY I U.S. Tour Dates:
4/29 Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
4/30 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Pyramid Scheme
5/1 Pontiac, MI @ The Pike Room at Crofoot Ballroom
5/2 Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose
5/3 New York, NY @ The Studio at Webster Hall
5/4 Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar
5/6 Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary
5/18 Columbus, OH @ Rock On The Range