Monday, April 20, 2015

Swedish hard rock band Reach just released a brand new music video for the song Tell Me which is taken from the debut album "Reach Out To Rock".

Swedish hard rock band Reach just released a brand new music video for the song Tell Me which is taken from the debut album "Reach Out To Rock". The video is filmed during Reach´s first Sweden/UK tour in March 2015.







LORDS OF THE TRIDENT announce upcoming US show dates.

LORDS OF THE TRIDENT announce a list of upcoming US show dates:
4/30 - Madison, WI - With Japan's action comic punk band Peelander-Z
(LOTT will be performing with a special guest lead guitarist on this date!)
5/22 - Rio, WI Headlining MAYBASH
6/12 - Madison, WI - with Zephaniah
6/13 - Appleton, WI - with Zephaniah and Forcefield
8/22 - Madison, WI - with Automaton
11/7 - Madison, WI - Gamehole Con 2015 at the Alliant Energy Center!

OBESE: new song streaming,cover artwork revealed and tour dates

Dutch Stoner Sludge metallers OBESE are currently streaming a new song at this address:
 
https://youtu.be/x0XSA9JkNl8
 
The album “Kali Yuga” is scheduled by late Spring 2015 and will be released on CD/DD by ARGONAUTA Records.


CORNERSTONE: EUROPE-TOUR AND NEW LINE-UP

There have been some rumours going 'round during the last weeks, but now it's official: in the beginning of 2015 Cornerstone decided to end their work with Patricia Hillinger after six years, and replace her with singer/ guitarplayer ALINA PETER. "Patricia has been full-heartedly involved in the band during the last years, and I have to say that we would not be where we are now without her," says bassist Michael. "But ultimately she made some decisions with which she disqualified herself morally. Everything else is a band issue and we would ask everyone explicitly to respect that."

RACER X, MSG, DEATH DEALER members unveil new shred band BLASTED TO STATIC.

Brace yourself for a vicious onslaught of shredding rock unlike anything you've heard in a long time. More explosive than a hailstorm of hand grenades, BLASTED TO STATIC delivers a cutting-edge offering that is both refreshingly new, and re-imagines the hallmarks of 80’s guitar histrionics as a sonic hurricane that will blow the roof off 2015.
Headed up by the incendiary vocals of Jeff Martin (Racer X, Badlands, Leatherwolf, Surgical Steel) and fret-melting wizardry of Stu Marshall (Death Dealer, Empires of Eden, Ex-Dungeon), with the rhythmic talents of Rev Jones (Steelheart, MSG, Black Symphony) on bass and session demigod Clay T on drums, Blasted to Static represents an uncompromising and intense odyssey from veterans of the metal scene.

GUNDRIVER release new album "What's Inside" / On tour with MICHAEL SCHENKER's TEMPLE OF ROCK.

Hollywood, California's GUNDRIVER has just recently released their scorchin earth debut album "What's Inside" and are currently on tour in the US with MICHAEL SCHENKER's TEMPLE OF ROCK.
Gundriver is a rip-roaring, all gas-no brakes rock n roll band. The rockers joined forces in Hollywood with the sole intention of creating great rock n' roll. Comprised of the four basic elements that make up all great rock band: riffs, groove, thunderous beats and soaring vocals - Gundriver is solid from the ground up. Going with a bare bones songwriting approach, they have crafted their signature tone in the image of the great rock bands that have come before them. Heavily influenced by the likes AC/DC and Black Sabbath, their dedication groove is undeniable. "I like my riffs to make you stomp your feet, pump your fists or bang your head..." says founding guitarist Tom Potter of his approach to writing.

Clay Howard, releases second lyrics video to preview upcoming release.

Long Time North Carolina musician and author, Clay Howard has debuted a second lyrics video to preview his upcoming release, Who The Hell is Clay Howard?, coming April 17 on rocksteady records.
 
"We all seem to be moving our communication to these devices, these ever present smartphones, "said Clay Howard. "So what better way to tell the story of someone recovering from a bad relationship, than by having the lyrics unfold as a conversation on a an iPhone?"
 
"LOL" is the lead track on Clay's first solo record, Who the Hell is Clay Howard? The 10 song collection was produced and recorded with Minneapolis producer/musician, Brynn Arens. Mr. Arens is the lead singer and guitarist for The Oddfathers, and former lead singer of 90's favorites, Flipp.
 
The new video can be viewed at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhTHs9ch9Jo
 
Who The Hell is Clay Howard will be available at all the usual online retailers, as well as via one of Clay's websites: www.clayhoward.com or www.thesilveralerts.com.
A lyrics video for another track, "Never Give It Away" has already garnered over 800 views:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05hGTTrWfzo





Sunday, April 19, 2015

DRAGONFORCE Presents World's First Underwater Live Guitar Performance

The world's first underwater live guitar performance happened on the Full Metal Cruise during DRAGONFORCE's "Through The Fire And Flames" on the "Maximum Overload" world tour. Check out video footage below.
DRAGONFORCE will release its debut DVD, "In The Line Of Fire", on July 10. Shot in high definition during the band's show at 2014’s Loud Park festival at the Saitama Super Arena in Tokyo, Japan, the DVD was filmed using nine camera angles to capture the raw energy of DRAGONFORCE's show and instrumental dexterity for which they are rightly celebrated worldwide.
The track listing for "In The Line Of Fire" contains a mixture of new songs from DRAGONFORCE's latest album, "Maximum Overload", and foot-stomping anthems and lightning-fast shred-fests from previous releases.

KIRK HAMMETT Lost His Phone Containing 250 Musical Ideas For Next METALLICA Album

METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett was recently interviewed on the latest installment of HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta's official podcast, "The Jasta Show". (A few excerpts follow transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET).
On who is producing the next METALLICA album:
Kirk: "It's still a little bit early on who's producing it, but I'll tell you that Greg Fidelman is involved — old Fiddle Guy, as I like to call him. And he's just great. We love working with him. And for me, his whole attitude toward working is so 'right on,' man. I can't wait to get into the studio and work with him. He's not a ballbuster, but he is a slavedriver."
On how the songwriting process works in METALLICA:
Kirk: "I put riffs on my iPhone, but something very unfortunate happened to me about six months ago. I lost my iPhone [containing] two hundred and fifty musical ideas. And I was crushed. It didn't get backed up. And when it happened, I was bummed out for about two or three days. I walked into the house. My wife saw me and she said, 'Uh-oh, what's wrong? Did you get a phone call from a relative?' I said, 'No.' She said, 'What's going on?' I told her, and she understood.
"I lost [the phone]. I just plain lost it. I can't find it. I'm still looking for it to this day. I just set it somewhere and… It still might turn up. I'm hoping it will. To try to remember those riffs…? I can only remember, like, eight of 'em. So I just chalked it down to maybe it just wasn't meant to be and I'll just move forward with it.
"For me, music comes at all times of the day. When I get a riff, sometimes it's a complete riff and I can just play it and there it is, sometimes it's half a riff and I have to tweak it. Sometimes it's just a rhythm or a note selection. Or sometimes it's just something that I hum in my head. But it can come from anywhere, and I put it on my phone, and I make sure the phone is fucking backed up.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

REVIEW : Fate´s Right Band / Knucklebuster Hits (2015)

Fate´s Right Band was born in the beginning of 2013 by brothers Jari & Marko Aalto together with Jonas Andersson. Jonny Lindkvist and Jens Mann joined the band during spring 2013. This is the band's debut EP and it includes only four songs that are only digital at the moment at iTunes, Spotify,  Google Play, amazon.com,  Xbox Music, and some other digital services.

Friday, April 17, 2015

TRIXTER Return With New Album “HUMAN ERA” Coming This June on Frontiers Music Srl

Frontiers Music Srl is thrilled to announce the release of the new studio album from good-time rock n’ rollers, TRIXTER entitled “Human Era” on June 5th in Europe and June 9th in North America.

Following on the heels of the successful comeback album, New Audio Machine - a record chock full of rocking anthems -, TRIXTER are returning stronger than ever. “After the success of our last album, New Audio Machine, we felt more confident than ever in making another top notch album. I’m so proud to say that after more than 25 years of making records, TRIXTER is getting better and better. "Human Era" will show the world this band at it's finest,” says lead guitarist Steve Brown.

DIAMOND LANE and DELTA ROSE announce "Swingin Heavy" US tour

Los Angeles, California up and coming hard rock bands DIAMOND LANE and DELTA ROSE have announced their joint "Swingin Heavy" US tour.
Both bands will be bringing their incendiary music and live shows to venues throughout the Southwest United States during the month of May 2015.
Diamond Lane lead vocalist Brandon Baumann has checked in with the following update:

"We're beyond thrilled to take a break from the studio to hit the road with our brothers in Delta Rose. There's nothing sweeter than taking two heavy hitters and introducing them to new audiences around the country. We have great shows in store and are blessed with the opportunity to not only earn new fans and family members, but bring the party with us wherever we go! And being able to throw down at the massive event that is Rocklahoma is a true treat! We'll be swingin' heavy and keeping the torch burning bright all across the Unites States --- let there be rock!"