Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Otherwise "True Love Never Dies" out now on Century Media Records

A few weeks back I happened to catch Three Days Grace at the House of Blues in Cleveland, Ohio. The first opening band to hit the stage that night was a band out of Las Vegas, Nevada by the name of Otherwise. Otherwise is on the Century Media Records roster of artists and their debut cd "True Love Never Dies" is a highly recommended pickup for any music fan who likes to give their ears a hard and heavy sonic assault of rock riffness that packs a punch mixed with soulful and aggressive melodies to wet your musical appetite.

This band grabbed my attention right from the start of their Cleveland show right up through the end of their high energy set. It's been a long time since a band has come out and grabbed my attention like that and a more proper review will follow in the weeks ahead. Until then head on over to their website and check out what they have to offer. Your ears will thank you in the weeks ahead.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

SiriusXM Presents Metallica Live at the Apollo Theater‏

Sirius XM Radio announced today that Metallica will perform at Harlem's world famous Apollo Theater for the first time at a special invitation-only concert for SiriusXM subscribers on Saturday, September 21 at 8:30 pm ET.
Metallica will perform songs from their 30-plus year career, and the concert will air live nationwide on the band's limited-run SiriusXM channel, Mandatory Metallica, days before the release of the band's upcoming 3D feature film Metallica Through The Never, which will be released exclusively in IMAX theaters in North America on September 27 and wide on October 4.
"With historic performances from James Brown to B.B. King to Ray Charles and all that came before us, this will definitely be a memorable night for Metallica, our fans and those listening on SiriusXM," said guitarist Kirk Hammett. Bassist Robert Trujillo added, "With its rich musical history the Apollo Theater and its legacy are totally unparalleled and we can't wait to perform there this September."
"Metallica is a band of unquestioned influence, whose body of work spans decades and whose musical style is literally a music genre unto itself," said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM. "We are so excited to bring this private performance only to our subscribers nationwide. Listeners will also have access to Mandatory Metallica, the channel we've created with the band to showcase their iconic music."
SiriusXM's Mandatory Metallica, the limited-run 24/7 commercial-free music channel featuring hits, rarities and concert recordings from throughout the band's iconic career, will launch on Friday, September 13 at 12:00 pm ET and air through Sunday, October 6, via satellite on channel 40 (SiriusXM's Liquid Metal channel), and through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at Liquid Metal will continue to be available through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online. Mandatory Metallica will continue to be available on SiriusXM Internet Radio through the Summer of 2014.
Listeners will have the opportunity to win tickets to the event through dedicated listener emails as well as various call-in promotions across SiriusXM's diverse music, talk and sports channels. SiriusXM subscribers can enter for the chance to win tickets starting August 22, 2013 and, starting September 10, 2013, can enter for the chance to win a trip to New York City to see the concert. See Official Rules at
Currently in its 79th year, the legendary non-profit Apollo Theater is known for launching the careers of countless iconic performers, and has been a catalyst for artistic excellence and innovation since it opened its doors in 1934. The Apollo's new artistic vision builds on its legacy and new Apollo programming has music as its core, driving large scale and more intimate music, dance and theater presentations. For more information,
Mandatory Metallica is an example of SiriusXM channels created with iconic and leading artists, including Bruce Springsteen's E Street Radio, Ozzy Osbourne's Ozzy's Boneyard, Pearl Jam Radio, Eminem's Shade 45, Willie Nelson's Willie's Roadhouse, The Pink Floyd Channel, B.B. King's Bluesville, Elvis Radio, Jimmy Buffett's Radio Margaritaville, Siriusly Sinatra, Tiƫsto's Club Life Radio and Neil Diamond Radio.
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Legendary rock band Stryper reveals audio samples for three tracks from their forthcoming studio album, NO MORE HELL TO PAY. Click here to listen to snippets of "Revelation," "Saved By Love" and "Marching Into Battle." 

NO MORE HELL TO PAY is set for a November 5th release in North America and will be available in two formats - standard CD and deluxe digipak featuring exclusive video content. Produced by frontman/guitarist/songwriter Michael Sweet, the set features some of Stryper's strongest and heaviest material ever. Click here to access the dramatic album cover art for NO MORE HELL TO PAY and see below for the full track listing.
Stryper is one of the top Christian rock bands of all time. Comprised of the original line-up of Michael Sweet (lead vocals/guitar), Tim Gaines (bass), Robert Sweet (drums) and Oz Fox (guitar), Stryper has been going strong since 1984, and is responsible for such '80s metal classic albums as SOLDIERS UNDER COMMAND, TO HELL WITH THE DEVIL, IN GOD WE TRUST and such MTV hit singles/videos as "Calling on You," "Free" and "Honestly." After a sabbatical for much of the 1990's, Stryper returned strong in the early 21st century. To date, the band has sold upwards of 10 million records worldwide and is a Dove Award-winner and GRAMMY nominee. Stryper is the first band to have two songs in MTV's Top 10 simultaneously.
NO MORE HELL TO PAY track listing:
*No More Hell To Pay
*Saved By Love
*Jesus Is Alright
*The One
*Marching Into Battle
*Te Amo
*Sticks & Stones
*Water Into Wine

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013


Directed by Wade Spencer The official music video for the debut single from our new album 'Reclamation', available now on Imagen Records! Hailing from Williamsport, PA, and comprised of Ryan Hoke -…
Added on 8/12/13
Candlelight Red are rising fast within the ranks of bands that specialize in hard rock with killer hooks, as evidenced by their latest release, 'Reclamation,' and the new single/video, "Feel the Same." Directed by Wade Spencer and shot while the band was on tour earlier this summer, the clip continues the band's winning tradition of striking music videos, which showcases the excitement of their live show but shows Candlelight Red on the road behind the scenes.
You can view the video for "Feel the Same"
Hailing from Williamsport, PA, and comprised of Ryan Hoke - lead vocals, Jeremy
Edge - guitar/backing vocals, Jamie Morral- bass/backing vocals, and Tanner
Wayne - drums, Edge recently offered his thoughts on the "Feel the Same" video.
"Since this is a much mellower tune for us, we thought it would be cool to give
fans a glimpse of life on tour as well as the sacrifices we all make to be away
from family and friends to go out and do what we love over the
country playing music and trying to win over new fans!"
'Reclamation' was issued on June 4^th, and was produced by Sevendust's Morgan
Rose and recorded at Architekt Studios in Butler,NJ. Taking over drum duties is
Tanner Wayne, who replaced Brian Dugan (due to family obligations). Wayne
previously was a member of the bands Chiodos and Scary Kids Scaring Kids, and
has toured with LMFAO, Underoath, and Emmure.
The new look Candlelight Red line-up will continue touring throughout the summer
and fall, as dates with Candlebox (in August) and then Sick Puppies (in
September) have been announced. Also, VIP Packages are available
through -, for fans to enjoy the ultimate Candlelight
Red experience.
Tue/ Aug 13  Baltimore MD  Baltimore Soundstage
Wed/ Aug 14 West Warwick, RI |  Manchester 65 w/ Candlebox
Fri/ Aug 16   Patchogue, NY  The Emporium w/Candlebox
Wed/ Aug 21 Monroe, LA  Live Oaks w/Candlebox
Fri/ Aug 23   Baton Rouge, LA  Varsity Theatre w/Candlebox
Sat / Aug 24  Lafayette, LA          The District w/Candlebox
Sun /Sep 01 Madison W WJJO presents "A Taste of Madison"
Tue/Sep 03 Denver CO  Gothic W Sick Puppies
Wed/Sep 04  Salt Lake City UT  The Depot W Sick Puppies
Fri/Sep 06  Spokane WA  Knitting Factory W Sick Puppies
Sat/Sep 07  Eugene, OR  WOW Hall   W Sick Puppies
Mon/Sep 09  San Francisco CA  Independent W Sick Puppies
Sat/Sep 21   Gulfport, MS Jones Park, CPR FEST with Volbeat, HIM, Sick Puppies,

Friday, July 19, 2013

EDEN’S CURSE Introduce New Lineup‏

Multinational melodic metallers EDEN’S CURSE are delighted to announce their new line up. Ending ten months of speculation after an arduous audition process, the band are proud to announce Serbian vocalist Nikola Mijic as their new front man. The introducing video can be viewed here:
Hailing from Senta, in the North of Serbia, Nikola is a vastly experienced singer despite his tender years. For the past ten years he has been fronting Serbian outfit Alogia and more recently Hungarian Prog Rockers Dreyelands, who released their debut album on Lion Music in 2010. In 2008 he also featured heavily on the Prog Rock project album Expedition Delta.
A happy Nikola said “I’m really honored to be part of the Metal journey of Eden’s Curse with their new upcoming album that is coming out on 4th October and I’m looking forward to rock with you guys“!
Drummer Pete Newdeck commented “For me, when I heard a lot of the auditions, Nik’s was the one that stood out. It stood out mainly because of it’s originality. His voice was strong, it was soulful and he had something different to offer. That’s really why I championed him because I think he could offer something different, change the face of the band and possibly help this band move forward“.
Bassist Paul Logue added “When Nik sent his audition of Evil & Divine that’s when we really began to sit up and take notice and say that this guy was something special. He is the complete package“.
Guitarist Thorsten Koehne enthused “He’s just an amazing talent, one of the most amazing singers I’ve seen in recent times. He’s just so versatile in what he can do and he just fits the band perfect because with Eden’s Curse we’re very diverse, as far as the music, so there’s not just one particular style that we are doing. So we were really looking for a singer that could keep up with that and have a range in his vocals. Nikola is just perfect because he can do so many things, from blues to metal stuff and everything in between“.
Also joining the EDEN’S CURSE ranks is Welsh keyboard wizard and Powerquest main man Steve Williams who replaces Alessandro Del Vecchio.
Bassist Paul Logue commented “Sadly we we part company with our brother Alessandro on a truly positive note as his career as a mixing engineer and a producer has really taken off, meaning less and less time could be devoted to the Eden’s Curse cause. We will miss him dearly as a friend and a musician and we wish him nothing but the utmost success. We firmly believe he has the talent to go right to the very top! He will always be considered a part of the Eden’s Curse family and is cursed for life“.
Williams, a former member of Dragonforce, commented “It was a real thrill to be asked by Paul and the boys to get involved in Eden’s Curse. I’ve been a fan for a long time, I’ve known the guys a while and it’s great to be here getting myself right cursed I can tell you“!
Bassist Paul Logue further commented “I’ve known Steve for a while and when Ale left he recommended we look at Steve. It was very easy choice for us, as we were already good friends and with Powerquest calling it a day it was a perfect time in both our careers to join forces. Steve is a smashing player and one of life’s true gentlemen. He is an utter joy to have on board and I am genuinely excited to see what we can produce together in the years to come as I am a big fan of his songwriting“.
The band can also confirm that their long awaited fourth album “Symphony Of Sin” will be released by AFM Records on 4th October.
This will be preceded by a digital single “Evil & Divine“, for which the band shot a video for on location at the famous St. Andrews in the Square location in Glasgow, under the direction of Ryan Priddy and his team at Independent Element.


Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Five Finger Death Punch Reveals Initial Tour Dates For North American Tour‏

Run Kicks Off At The Aftershock Festival in Sacramento, CA 9/15
Las Vegas, NV --- Five Finger Death Punch has announced the first dates and on-sale detail of a broad North American itinerary for THE WRONG SIDE OF HEAVEN headline tour. The excursion kicks off on September 15th at the Aftershock Festival in Sacramento, and will run for more than thirty dates. Escape The Fate and Miss May I support, with Gemini Syndrome opening the show. The first appearances will go on-sale the morning of July 20, and details are available here:
The band has created a tour announcement video that can be streamed and shared here: At 4:30PM Eastern today, bassist Chris Kael will participate in a live video chat with two members of Escape The Fate. Tune in here:
The first Five Finger Death Punch album of two new releases The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell Volume 1 will be issued on July 30 and can be pre-ordered here: Currently, the band is co-headlining the 2013 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival alongside Rob Zombie.
The complete itinerary includes appearances in:
9/15 Sacramento, CA Aftershock Festival
9/17 Medford, OR Armory
9/18 Eugene, OR McDonald Theater
9/20 Kennewick, WA Toyota Center
9/21 Post Falls, ID Greyhound Park
9/22 Missoula, MT Wilma Theater
9/23 Lethbridge, AB (CAN) EnMax Centre
9/25 Prince George, BC (CAN) CN Centre
9/26 Dawson Creek, BC (CAN) Encana Events Center
9/28 Calgary, AB (CAN) Mac Hall
9/29 Saskatoon, SK (CAN) Credit Union Center
9/30 Edmonton, AB (CAN) Shaw Conference Center
10/02 Regina, AB (CAN) Brandt Centre
10/04 Fargo, ND Concert Hall @ The Venue
10/15 Raleigh, NC The Ritz
10/17 Bossier City, LA Century Tel Arena
10/18 Tulsa, OK Brady Theater
10/19 Kansas City, MO Midland Theater
10/20 Springfield, MO Shrine Mosque
10/22 Corpus Christi, TX Concrete Street Pavilion
10/23 Pharr, TX Pharr Event Center
10/26 Lubbock, TX Lonestar Amphitheater

Avenged Sevenfold Reveal New Single "Hail To The King"; Tour Announced With Deftones And Ghost B.C.

Avenged Sevenfold today revealed "Hail To The King", the blistering first single and title track from the band's forthcoming sixth studio album due out on August 27th via Warner Bros. Records. Produced by Mike Elizondo, Hail To The King was recently proclaimed "the band's crowning achievement" by Revolver Magazine. To listen to "Hail To The King" now, click HERE. To purchase "Hail To The King" on iTunes, click HERE. Hail To The King is available to pre-order HERE.
Avenged Sevenfold also announced the Hail To The King Tour - a massive headlining U.S. arena tour to take place this October and the band's first full scale American tour since 2011. The run of dates will kick off in Chicago, IL on Thursday, October 3rd and wrap up on October 26th in Las Vegas, NV. Supporting the band on all dates will be special guests Deftones and Ghost B.C. See below for a complete list of dates. Venues and on-sale information will be revealed in the coming weeks.
Additionally, starting today fans of Avenged Sevenfold can pre-order a special, limited-edition box set of Hail To The King (available on August 27th). The antique gold colored embossed foil wrapped "treasure box" will feature exclusive Hail To The King artwork and include a deluxe version of the album on CD with a download card to an extra bonus track, an exclusive Canvas Print, a 20-page photo book featuring photos of the band through out the years, a Death Bat Challenge Coin, Death Bat Skeleton Key, an instant download of the new single, and a download of the album on street date. Fans that purchase the box set will also receive pre-sale access to the upcoming U.S. tour. The box is available for purchase HERE and once they sell out no more will be made.
Hail To The King is the follow up to Avenged Sevenfold's 5th studio album, Nightmare, which earned the band it's highest ever debut on the Billboard album chart when it took the Number One spot and spawned three Number One, hit-singles "Nightmare", "So Far Away" and "Welcome To The Family". "Nightmare" broke radio records and was the most played current song at Rock Radio for all of 2010. Throughout 2010 and 2011 Avenged Sevenfold toured the world nonstop. They have achieved Diamond, Platinum and Gold awards for album sales in nearly a dozen countries and have sold out arenas the world over and headlined some of the worlds biggest and most prestigious music festivals playing to over one million people. Due to an overwhelming demand from the United States troops abroad, Avenged Sevenfold embarked on a USO tour in the Middle East including stops in Kuwait and tour of Iraq performing for US soldiers stationed abroad.
Avenged Sevenfold made an unprecedented appearance as characters in the Call of Duty Black Ops 2 video game in November 2012. The game was the biggest selling video game of all time and featured the band's performance of a song written for the game, 'Carry On,' which then went on to Top the Billboard Monitor chart on January 13, 2013.
On August 26th, one day before the release of Hail To The King, Avenged Sevenfold will play a free show for their fans at the Hollywood Palladium. The show is a special thank you to their fans and for fans to celebrate the release of the new album with the band. Stay tuned for entry details, which will be revealed in the coming weeks.
Avenged Sevenfold Hail To The King Tour
3rd Chicago, IL
5th Indianapolis, IN
6th Cincinnati, OH
8th Baltimore, MD
9th Boston, MA
12th Bloomington, IL
13th Detroit, MI
15th Atlanta, GA
16th Orlando, FL
18th Houston, TX
19th Dallas, TX
20th San Antonio, TX
22nd Omaha, NE
23rd Oklahoma City, OK
26th Las Vegas, NV
*All dates with Deftones and Ghost B.C.
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Monday, February 11, 2013

Don Dokken and Gilby Clarke in new Miracle Whip Commercial

Check out the new Miracle Whip commercial below, which features appearances by a host of musical artists including Don Dokken and Gilby Clarke. I really don't know what to say on this one other than....good for them for making a little side money. lol