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Finnish melodic death metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM have inked a deal with Century Media Records.

Having previously been signed to the label for North America with their latest album, "Grey Heavens", the band's upcoming efforts will now be released worldwide via Century Media.

States OMNIUM GATHERUM guitarist Markus Vanhala: "We're very loud and proud to announce OMNIUM GATHERUM signing to one of the leading legends in metal, Century Media Records!

"Last years have been really good for OMNIUM GATHERUM and joining Century Media tour de force is a natural next step on our path to limelight and glorification.

"I've known Jens and the good staff of Century Media many years and I know they're hard-working, honest and very nice people to hang out, so we're very much looking forward to this shiny partnership!

"We wanna send out our biggest thanks and respect also to Mr. Stefan Lüdicke and Lifeforce Records for saving us back then and doing a really good job for the band many previous years. May the force be with us all and many good evil things to follow!"

Adds Jens Prüter, head of A&R at Century Media: "It's already seven years ago when we first met at legendary show in my 'live living room,' the Turock club in Essen, Germany. SWALLOW THE SUN, INSOMNIUM and OMNIUM GATHERUM was the dream package for every fan of dark metal! We stayed in contact over all the years and I'm really happy that we now can complete the trio of this very remarkable night.

"The last OMNIUM GATHERUM album, 'Grey Heavens', turned out to be a high point of their almost-20-year-long career and we all know that the band will continue to grow.

"I want to thank my friend and OMNIUM GATHERUM founding member Markus Vanhala for the trust in Century Media and I would also like to thank Stefan Lüdicke from Lifeforce Records for the great work on the last three albums!"

OMNIUM GATHERUM recently announced the addition of Tuomo Latvala as the band's full-time drummer after one year of solid prospect member service. Tuomo is a drumming instructor at his private drum school in Turku (Southwest Finland), and also plays in TORTURE KILLER. He has previously played in such bands as DEMIGOD and HATEFORM.

Next in line for OMNIUM GATHERUM will be heading to North American tour for November and December, and after that, the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise in early February.
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Original ALICE COOPER Band To Release 'Live From The Astroturf' Seven-Inch Single

According to Rolling Stone, Alice Cooper will release a special seven-inch single containing two songs he sang last year with the surviving members of the original ALICE COOPER band. Due on Black Friday (November 25), "Live From the Astroturf" will feature performances of "I'm Eighteen" and "Is It My Body".

The set, which took place in October 2015 at Dallas music store Good Records, brought Cooper together onstage with bassist Dennis Dunaway, guitarist Michael Bruce and drummer Neal Smith for the first time since 2011, when they staged a pair of performances coinciding with their induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame as well as their appearance on Cooper's "Welcome 2 My Nightmare" LP. Guitarist Ryan Roxie, a member of Cooper's current band, stepped in for original member Glen Buxton, who died in 1997.

Dunaway was in Dallas to promote his memoir "Snakes! Guillotines! Electric Chairs!: My Adventures In The Alice Cooper Group", a book that the publisher says "takes readers into back rooms, behind brainstorming sessions, and into the most exclusive parties of the 1970s, revealing the talent, drama, and characters that drove two teenagers to create what would become America's highest-grossing act."

"Live From the Astroturf" will be available in a limited edition of 2,500 copies split into white, pink, black and pink and white vinyl. The pink-and-white version, limited to 100 copies, also features autographed prints from Cooper, Smith, Bruce and Dunaway. All editions also come in a shrink-wrapped gatefold foil board jacket with a sticker, individual number and six five-by-seven double-sided art prints on the inside sleeve.
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KIX: 'Love Me With Your Top Down' Performance Clip From 'Can't Stop The Show: The Return Of KIX'

Maryland hard rock veterans KIX will release "Can't Stop The Show: The Return Of Kix", a two-disc DVD/CD set, October 21 via Loud & Proud Records. The 71-minute film is an in-depth look into KIX's decision to record their first new album, 2014's "Rock Your Face Off", in almost 20 years. The DVD also features the making of the album from bassist Mark Schenker's studio, interviews with the band as well as notable rock artists such as Nuno Bettencourt of EXTREME, Lzzy Hale of HALESTORM, Jeff LaBar of CINDERELLA, Share Ross of VIXEN, Shannon Larkin of GODSMACK, and more, key music industry veterans such as radio personality Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson of "That Metal Show" on VH1 Classic as well as Luc Carl and Keith Roth of SiriusXM. It also includes a rare appearance by producer Taylor Rhodes (AEROSMITH, OZZY OSBOURNE, KIX's "Hot Wire").

A performance clip of the song "Love Me With Your Top Down", taken from "Can't Stop The Show: The Return Of Kix", can be seen below. The CD, "Can't Stop The Show (Live)" offers never-before-released live KIX tracks recorded over the last three years. A bonus KIX logo sticker is inside the first manufacturing run, a special treat for KIX fans around the world, and each band member offers his own special contribution to the package's booklet including vocalist Steve Whiteman's rigorous exercise routine, cartoons by guitarist Brian "Damage" Forsythe, an essay by bassist Mark Schenker, a gear rundown by guitarist Ronnie "10/10" Younkins and a favorite recipe from drummer Jimmy Chalfant, a.k.a. "Chef Chocolate." "KIX is proud of the band's legacy, but equally proud of our new chapter," says Schenker. "We had an opportunity to work with some great film makers, so we just let the cameras roll everywhere, and had so much fun putting the project together. There was a true outpouring of love and admiration from our fans and our peers after the release of 'Rock Your Face Off' and luckily, we had documented the recording sessions on film. Now we are excited to share the process of making the new album with our loyal fans. KIX thanks everyone involved and hopes everyone loves it as much as we loved making it!" In 2014, KIX released its seventh full-length album, "Rock Your Face Off" (Loud & Proud Records) their first studio effort since 1995's "Show Business". The album debuted at #1 on Amazon's Hard Rock and Metal chart, in the Top 50 on The Billboard 200 chart, #5 on the Independent Albums chart, #11 on the Top Internet chart, #17 on the Top Rock Albums chart, #27 on the Indy/Small Chain Core Stores chart and #33 on the Physical chart.

KIX will perform select shows for the rest of the year, including a hometown release event show in Baltimore at Rams Head Live on September 24. "Can't Stop The Show: The Return Of Kix" CD track listing:

01. Wheels In Motion (Live) 02. Rock Your Face Off (Live)03. Cold Shower (Live) 04. Mean Miss Adventure (Live)05. You're Gone (Live)06. Cold Blood (Live)07. Can't Stop The Show (Live) 08. Girl Money (Live)09. Love Me With Your Top Down (Live)10. Blow My Fuse (Live) 11. Love Pollution (Live at SiriusXM) 12. Midnite Dynamite (Live at SiriusXM) DVD Interviews:

* Eddie Trunk (radio personality)* Taylor Rhodes (producer)* Nuno Bettencourt (EXTREME)* Lzzy Hale (HALESTORM)* Luc Carl (SiriusXM)* Keith Roth (SiriusXM)* Share Ross (VIXEN)* Shannon Larkin (GODSMACK, WRATHCHILD AMERICA)* Jeff LaBar (CINDERELLA)* Don Jamieson (host of "That Metal Show" on VH1 Classic)* Jaime St James (BLACK 'N BLUE, WARRANT)* Chip Z'Nuff (ENUFF Z'NUFF)* Alex Kayne (L'Amour)* Kevin Butler (Hammerjacks)* Steve Kicas (Hammerjacks)* Scott Spelbring (producer)
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CANDLEBOX Releases 'Supernova' Music Video

CANDLEBOX's music video for the song "Supernova" can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's sixth studio album, "Disappearing In Airports", which was released on April 22 via Pavement Entertainment.

With the band winding down 2016 with a U.S. West Coast tour, and preparing for their U.K. tour this January, it's no wonder the new video for "Supernova" is dedicated to capturing CANDLEBOX onstage.

"We wanted a video that represents us, who we are, what we’re like on and off the road," says CANDLEBOX vocalist Kevin Martin. "This video gives the viewer a special insight into CANDLEBOX and the personalities of each member, but it also shows just how special our bond is with our music and how much we love playing live."

Martin continues: "'Supernova' is about that moment when you get absolutely blown away by a lover. When there's no turning back; you know you're totally blown away. It's provocative and personal and written from my own experience, just like the other songs on the album. I've only ever been able to write about what I know — my experiences, good or bad, I've written about them."

"Disappearing In Airports" showcases the group's introspective and poetically candid songwriting with its signature musical immediacy. CANDLEBOX worked with producers Carson Slovak and Grant McFarland (AUGUST BURNS RED, EVERCLEAR, RIVERS OF NIHIL), cutting the record at Think Loud Studios in York, Pennsylvania. With vocalist Kevin Martin, Dave Krusen on drums, Adam Kury on bass and the addition of guitarists Mike Leslie and Brian Quinn, the recommitment to creating music that is "pissed and urgent" as well as bringing a new energy to the live show is at this record's core.

"I want to take CANDLEBOX into a new world, and this record is very different, very diverse for us," says Martin. "It's about growth and pushing the band in the direction for a new audience."

"Disappearing In Airports" track listing:

01. Only Because Of You02. Vexatious03. Supernova04. Alive At Last05. I've Got A Gun06. I Want It Back07. The Bridge08. Spotlights09. Crazy10. God's Gift11. Keep On Waiting * *digital only bonus track
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OVERKILL: Lyric Video For New Single 'Our Finest Hour'

Legendary New Jersey thrashers OVERKILL are putting the finishing touches on their new studio album, titled "The Grinding Wheel". To give their fans a taster of what to expect from their forthcoming record, a brand-new single called "Our Finest Hour", will be released in the first week of OVERKILL's European tour, on November 4.

The seven-inch single will be made available on black, clear, green, and splatter vinyl.

The official lyric video for "Our Finest Hour" can now be seen below.

Said OVERKILL frontman Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth: "Looks like the 'machine' is up and rolling, but for all good things we wait.

"The delay for 'The Grinding Wheel' will take us to February 2017, at the start of the U.S. tour... but fear not, the Euro tour will happen and happen with some new music!

"Friday, November 4th, we will let go of the first cut; 'Our Finest Hour', available on various colors of vinyl along with some ear-shattering madness. We will also have it with us on the road to quench your thirst and fill the hunger.

"So you heard it here first and you can hear more live the first time on tour!

"To the road, onward and upward into '17!"

Ellsworth recently told about OVERKILL's decision to title its forthcoming album "The Grinding Wheel": "When we were looking for a title, when you think in terms of the word 'grind,' you think of something that is relentless and doesn't wear down, whether it be an old stone mill or something metallic where sparks are flying through it. It's about an all-purpose tool through all time. It's a good, quality OVERKILL record."

Regarding the musical direction of the follow-up to 2014's "White Devil Armory", Ellsworth told Alternative Nation: "At the end of the day, OVERKILL is OVERKILL. Our trademark is that we are always recognizable on every release. For the three decades we have been around, we were always OVERKILL. So, sure, it is a metal record, and like always, it will have sort of a thrash vibe to it with some melody in it."

As previously reported, OVERKILL and NILE will join forces for a U.S. tour in February/March 2017. AMORPHIS will also play six shows at the end of the trek, but will not be part of the OVERKILL/NILE tour.


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THE DOOMSDAY KINGDOM, the new solo project from CANDLEMASS bassist and songwriter Leif Edling, will release its debut EP, "Never Machine", on November 25 via Nuclear Blast.

"We are very happy to announce that THE DOOMSDAY KINGDOM has now signed with the German label Nuclear Blast!" Edling states. "There have been whisperings from the underworld this year that something great is about to happen, and today we can proudly reveal that the dead has risen again to deliver a motherfucker of an album!"

"Never Machine" track listing:

01. Never Machine02. The Sceptre03. Zodiac City04. The Whispering

There are different formats (red vinyl, clear vinyl and white vinyl) that you can now pre-order in the Nuclear Blast shop.

"Never Machine" was the first song written by Leif for THE DOOMSDAY KINGDOM. "The Sceptre" is about an evergoing war between the red and the black queen. "Zodiac City" features guest vocals from Niklas "Viper" Stålvind of Swedish metallers WOLF. "The Whispering" is a ghostlike ballad sung by Leif, featuring a beautiful string/mellotron arrangement by Carl Westholm, and nice acoustic guitar played by Marcus Jidell.

Edling stated about THE DOOMSDAY KINGDOM: "THE DOOMSDAY KINGDOM was created two years ago. I was in pretty bad shape. I couldn't go out, I couldn't work, I wasn't allowed to read, I couldn't watch telly and I wasn't allowed to work in front of the computer, so all I had was the music. And I created THE DOOMSDAY KINGDOM, metal from the catacombs."

Edling on "Zodiac City": "This song is another one that I wrote back in 2014 when I was pretty sick, and it's about the Zodiac [the nickname given to an unidentified serial killer who operated in northern California in the late 1960s and early 1970s].

"In general, I don't like songs about serial killers, because there's way too many people glorifying them, but I really like the movie."

THE DOOMSDAY KINGDOM's debut album is tentatively due in March 2017.


Niklas Stålvind - vocalsMarcus Jidell - guitarsLeif Edling - bassAndreas (Habo) Johansson - drums

Never Machine Demo EP 12" by The Doomsday Kingdom


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New Song Premiere: GLENN HUGHES's 'Let It Shine'

"Let It Shine", a brand new song from Glenn Hughes, can be streamed below. The track is taken from Hughes's new solo album, "Resonate", which will be released on Friday, November 4 via Frontiers Music Srl.

From album opener "Heavy" to the very last chords of the closer "Long Time Gone", "Resonate" promises to be a contender for "Album Of The Year" on many a list. It features his live solo band members, Søren Andersen (guitars and co-producer), Pontus Engborg (drums) and newcomer to his band, Lachy Doley (keyboards), in addition to longtime friend Chad Smith (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS), who joined them in the studio for the opening and closing numbers.

An EPK (Electronic Press Kit) for the album is available below.

"Resonate" will be available in two configurations: regular CD and deluxe edition including one bonus track, "Nothing's The Same", and a DVD featuring a "making of" album documentary, "Heavy" (music video), and "Long Time Gone" (music video). Vinyl release will be made available via Frontiers's label partners Soulfood Music.

"Resonate" track listing:

01. Heavy02. My Town03. Flow04. Let It Shine05. Steady06. God Of Money07. How Long08. When I Fall09. Landmines10. Stumble & Go11. Long Time Gone12. Nothing's The Same (deluxe edition bonus track)

Glenn told about "Resonate": "It's possibly the heaviest record I've ever made. I don't want to confuse it with horns-up heavy; it's not metal. But it's definitely fucking heavy. It's dense. It's dark. There's some aggression on this record. Every bloody track is begging to be played live."

While he was in the studio recording his new album, Hughes talked to Denmark's Metalized magazine about the musical diversity that has been his trademark throughout his four-decade-plus career.

"I never make the same album twice," he said. "Go back to the first TRAPEZE album. The second was different and the third one was different. And then you go to 'Burn', and 'Stormbringer' was different from that, and then 'Come Taste The Band'. You got HUGHES/THRALL and that was different from DEEP PURPLE. And then you go to 'Seventh Star' with Tony Iommi. That was different from HUGHES/THRALL. And then the blues album and then the Glenn solo albums."

He continued: "Although some of [my albums] have been very, very soulful and very, very funky, the key for me — as I am an Englishman that grew up in the West Midlands — is rock. But when I moved to America in the early seventies, I started to listen to what came out of Detroit. And I met Stevie Wonder. He became a very, very close friend and still is. He became my mentor.

"I need people to know that my success has come from the foundation of rock music. As much as I love THE BEATLES, Otis Redding and Stevie Wonder, when you think of Glenn Hughes, you think of the guy who plays bass and sings in any register."

Hughes added: "I am friends with a lot of famous rock stars and they are one genre. I wouldn't say who, but they have a one-genre-dimensional sound. You know it's them. And you know it's me because of my voice.

"I have been cursed and blessed with the ability to switch very quickly from rock to soul to funk to acoustic and almost into jazz — without scaring people. When you mix those ingredients, that's Glenn Hughes.

"This will be an album that is entirely Glenn Hughes music. For that reason, it is an important album."


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DEEP PURPLE: Limited-Edition Deluxe Photo Book 'For One Night Only' Due In December

DEEP PURPLE's reunion in 1984 was a dream come true for its legions of fans: Particularly as it reunited the classic lineup that had split in 1973. Following the release of the comeback album "Perfect Strangers", they embarked on a nine-month world tour, kicking off in Australia in November '84 and working its way around the globe, taking in North America and Japan before the band reached Europe in June 1985.

PURPLE played four sold-out shows in Sweden, two large festivals in Germany, three gigs in France and many more around the continent. Yet in their homeland fans had to settle for just one open-air concert at Knebworth House in Hertfordshire on June 22. It was the wettest June day since records began but for the 75,000 who attended, it was an experience to savor, with many too young to have seen PURPLE in the seventies witnessing them for the first time.

Due on December 9 via Wymer Publishing, "For One Night Only" is a celebration of that day, based around the huge number of previously unpublished photos of the event, including images from Pete Still and George Bodnar whose photos were used on the official "In The Absence Of Pink" album release.

According to Sounds photographer Tony Mottram, who had braved the weather all day, just prior to PURPLE taking the stage, they were all moved from the press pit. Fortunately it didn't deter the photographers too much and while some took photos from further back, Alan Perry had wormed his way into the front of the crowd to take his shots. Mick Gregory, however, was fortunate enough to be allowed to stand on Jon Lord's side of the stage and his photos offer a different perspective.

"For One Night Only" also looks at the build up and the aftermath with the story told by PURPLE aficionado Jerry Bloom. Drawing on interviews and memories from the band and crew, it also includes personal recollections from the photographers, the band, the fans and much more.

This hardback 128-page book is a strictly limited edition of 300. Each one is individually numbered and signed by the author. It is housed in a sturdy flight case and includes four A4 frameable prints reproduced on quality 400gsm premium board.

As if that wasn't enough, all purchasers can enter a competition to list all the DEEP PURPLE song titles that can be found in the introductory chapter of the text. The first three successful entrants will win a 50% refund on the book price!

Orders are being taken for delivery upon publication.


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Video: Reunited Classic Lineup Of DOKKEN Performs At Japan's LOUD PARK Festival

Fan-filmed video footage of the reunited classic lineup of DOKKEN — singer Don Dokken, guitarist George Lynch, bassist Jeff Pilson and drummer "Wild" Mick Brown — performing on October 8 at the Loud Park festival in Tokyo, Japan can be seen below.

DOKKEN's classic lineup played its only U.S. show on September 30 at Badlands Pawn Guns Gold And Rock 'N' Roll in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The concert was a warm-up gig for the band's six-show Japanese run dubbed "Unleashed In The East".

Although DOKKEN had originally intended to perform a brand new song at the Badlands Pawn Guns Gold And Rock 'N' Roll concert — with plans to include it on the band's upcoming DVD — those plans were eventually abandoned. "There's a couple of reasons for that," Pilson told the KBAD 94.5 FM radio station prior to the gig. "For one thing, it's not finished. But the music is done, and the music is great. It's a rocker. It's great. I mean, it really came out fabulous.

"George and I had done some music several weeks ago, and we sent it to Don, and Don said, 'Why don't you guys speed it up? Wanna try speeding it up?' So we did, and we all loved it. And we really do all love it, which is kind of hard in itself. So that was great. Anyway, then [Don] started writing some lyrics for it, and he sang me some stuff over the phone. It sounds like it's gonna be really good. But because it's not done, we're probably not gonna play it at these shows or in Japan. But we are filming, as you must know — we're filming on Friday — and we're gonna be recording a live DVD and live CD. So the plan is to go in the studio and finish the track and have it as a studio bonus on the live DVD — a new DOKKEN track."

Pilson told Ultimate Classic Rock in a separate interview that the new DOKKEN song was "very DOKKEN-sounding. It's very tricky to try and come up with something that sounds authentic but sounds sincere, and I think we did it. We kind of just let all go and let our inhibitions fly and it came out."

Don also revealed another reason for why the new DOKKEN track wasn't completed in time for the Sioux Falls show. "I've been super-busy and I've been trying to write lyrics," he explained. "The song really hasn't spoken to me as much, so I let Mick take a crack at it. Mick wrote an entire lyric and the whole song and it's really good, but it's too high. It's just out of everybody's range. So that needs to be taken into consideration. I think it was written in the wrong key for me. You'd have to either sing really low, and it wouldn't sound good, or like super-high, and I'm stuck in the middle. Jeff and I are going to try to get together." He added: "I've got some alternative ideas that I think might be even better [for the new song], like more of an anthemic up-tempo 'Paris Is Burning' kind of song. It's not going to be hard; Jeff and I are kind of on the same page — we were cut from the same cloth as far as our likes, BEATLES, THE HOLLIES."

Dokken, Pilson, Lynch and Brown launched the Japanese tour on October 5 in Osaka, before heading to Fukuoka, Tokyo for an appearance at the Loud Park festival and continuing on to Hiroshima, Aichi and finally, back to Tokyo for the final show on October 12.

While offers from tours to festivals have been pouring in since the reunion shows were announced, Don is adamant that the upcoming shows will be it for the band.

"My manager is getting hit up every day for pretty large sums of money to play festivals next summer, all over the world. But I had to say no," he explained to Billboard. "I love the band I have now; We've been together for 13 years, and I don't want to hurt that franchise. Plus if we were to continue with [the classic] lineup, old wounds might be opened, and I don't want to revisit that. I don't think any of us wants to. It's all great when a marriage fails and you say, 'I'm gonna get back with my ex' — for a week, maybe. Six months into it, the wounds come back. I don't want to experience that. It's just not part of my life anymore, and I think the other guys feel the same way. So this will be enough."


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Video: JACK RUSSELL'S GREAT WHITE Performs At Whisky A Go Go

Video footage of JACK RUSSELL'S GREAT WHITE — which features ex-GREAT WHITE singer Jack Russell alongside former GREAT WHITE bassist-turned-guitarist Tony Montana (as a guitar player and keyboardist), Dan McNay (MONTROSE) on bass, Robby Lochner (FIGHT) on guitar and Dicki Fliszar (BRUCE DICKINSON) on drums — performing the GREAT WHITE classic "Save Your Love" on September 29 at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California can be seen below.

Speaking about what goals he has left to achieve, Jack recently told the KBAD 94.5 FM radio station in Sioux Falls, South Dakota: "Ninety-nine percent of my dreams have happened. I've got one more, and that is to be more successful than I've been. I never felt like I got to that. I feel like I got to the plateau, but never went where I should have gone."

Jack also spoke about JACK RUSSELL'S GREAT WHITE's forthcoming debut album, "The Gauntlet", which will released in January/February via Frontiers Music Srl. He said: "I believe this new album, even as bad as the music scene is, [it's] the best album I've ever done, [the best] songs I've ever written," Jack said. "Robby and I, there was just a magic about the chemistry, and I thought after writing with somebody for thirty-something years, 'I hope I can find that again,' you know? It's just an outstanding record."

Regarding the lyrical themes covered on "The Gauntlet", Jack said: "I like to write about my life, and most of the songs on every record have been about my life, [but on] this one more directly. I've talked about addiction in minor ways, and I've talked about heartbreak, and I've talked about love. But this album, we talk about stuff I've never written about. And when we go to talking about love, we talk about it from a different aspect than I ever have. And since I have a true love now in my life, I actually can write songs and not have to just fake the wife out by going, 'Oh, yeah, of course that's for you.' That's been, like, for three wives already. 'No, I never told her that. That's a lie.'"

In 2014, JACK RUSSELL'S GREAT WHITE gave fans a taste of new music with the release of the single "Hard Habit" which received rave reviews from fans clamoring for the "classic" early sound of GREAT WHITE.

JACK RUSSELL'S GREAT WHITE is not to be confused with the current touring and recording version of GREAT WHITE, which features Mark Kendall, Scott Snyder (bass), Audie Desbrow (drums), Michael Lardie (guitar, keyboards) and Terry Ilous (lead vocals).
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Watch Slovenian All-Female Heavy Metal Band HELLCATS Perform SCORPIONS Cover

Video footage of the Slovenian all-female heavy metal band HELLCATS performing a cover version of the SCORPIONS classic "Rock You Like A Hurricane" can be seen below.

HELLCATS earlier in the year released a video for its single "I Am". The clip was filmed in Ljubljana at the local drift car ring and it is the work of the same director (Pedrag Rajčič-Perica) who helmed the group's video for the song "Demon Dreams".

"I Am" is the first single from HELLCATS' upcoming sophomore album, due in 2017. The band's debut, "Warrior Princess", came out in 2014 and was critically acclaimed in Slovenia and other parts of the world.

Sasha Zagorc (bass) formed HELLCATS with her sister Sonja Zagorc (drums) ten years ago. The band had to deal with quite a lot of criticism as the first all-female band on the Slovenian metal scene, but they just kept going and now have fans all over the world.

In early 2010, HELLCATS released their first single, "Heavy Metal", which appeared on their "Hellcats" EP the following year. Their second single, "Master Of The Night", was helmed by Davor Kontić and Grant Austin, known as producer of the band LAIBACH. Both songs appear on the "Warrior Princess" album, which was independently released by HELLCATS at the end of 2013 and distributed via CD Baby and iTunes. Two versions of the album were released — English and Slovenian. Dasha Makuc later replaced Ajda Kovačič on vocals after the release of the album.

Sasha told Metal Bulletin 'zine in a recent interview: "Heavy metal is quite well developed here in Slovenia; we have many bands and few festivals which is pretty good for such a small country (Slovenia has only two million inhabitants). On the other hand, having a metal band here is still mostly male occupation. When we had our first concert back in 2006, there were not any other bands like us in this part of Europe. We were the first and are still the only all-female metal band in our country. We have a lot of supporters now, but in the past, it wasn't easy, there were some skeptics who thought that women can't be as good musicians as men and that we should rather stay in the kitchen. But we just kept on going and grew stronger. Since then, we have released an EP and the full-length album. At the moment, we are working on new songs and having concerts here in Slovenia due to the promotion of our new single."


Sasha Zagorc - Bass Sonja Zagorc - Drums Katja Mavec - Guitar Dasha Makuc - Vocals


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YES Drummer ALAN WHITE Comments On Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Nomination - “It Is A Distinguished Honour To Again Receive A Nomination”

YES has once again been nominated for induction to the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame following two previous nominations. It was announced this morning that the band is on the ballot for the class of 2017.

"It is a distinguished honour to again receive a nomination to the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame," shares drummer Alan White. “YES has a history of being pioneers in exploring new musical territory, 48 years later the band is still continuing this quest, who knew? Thank you for the consideration of this esteemed award."

Fans can visit this location to case their votes (one ballot per day) for whom they want to see inducted. Voting is open now through December 5th. The top five artists from the fan vote will comprise a "fans' ballot" that will be counted along with the other ballots to determine the 2017 inductees, announced in December.

Along with White, on the Rock Hall ballot for YES is current guitarist Steve Howe, late bassist Chris Squire and former members Jon Anderson (vocals), Bill Bruford (drums), Tony Kaye (keyboards), Rick Wakeman (keyboards) and Trevor Rabin (guitar).  

YES recently announced that Alan White, who had to sit out the band's recent US summer tour due to back surgery, will officially rejoin his band mates Steve Howe (guitar), Jon Davison (vocals), Billy Sherwood (bass) and Geoff Downes (keyboard) on their Japanese tour this November. Jay Schellen, the band's good friend who sat behind the kit all summer, will also travel to Japan and sit in until White is fully healed.

"Greatly looking forward to getting back on stage with my band mates to play YES music once again for our devoted audiences," shares White.

The 6-date trek, beginning November 21st in Tokyo, will feature YES performing the 1973 album Yessongs, the band's first live album, as well as sides one and four of 1973's double album Tales From Topographic Oceans, which received rave reviews throughout their 28-date US outing this summer.

For their upcoming Japan tour, YES will perform at the Tokyo Orchard Hall on November 21st, 22nd, 28th and 29th, the Osaka Orix Theater on November 24th and Zepp Nagoya on November 25th.

In early 2017, YES will once again host and headline the 4th annual Cruise To The Edge. Set for February 7th - 11th, the ultimate prog rock experience at sea will set sail out of Tampa, Florida aboard Royal Caribbean's Brilliance of The Seas visiting Cozumel, Mexico and featuring over 20 artist performances including YES (with White fully on drums), Kansas, Steve Hackett, Mike Portnoy, John Wetton, Patrick Moraz, Bad Dreams, and many more.

A limited number of cabins remain; go to this location to book a spot and to access additional information, including the full lineup, itinerary, pricing and ship details.


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AVERSIONS CROWN To Release “Erebus” / “Parasites” 7”; Lyric Videos Streaming; New Album Slated For 2017

Australian metal destroyers, Aversions Crown, will release a limited 7" vinyl featuring two previously digital-only tracks, on November 25th via Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

The “Erebus” / “Parasites” 7" will be limited to 1,000 copies and divided into four different colours; 250 each of Grey, Blue, Clear and Magenta. Pre-order your copy here, and get a taste of what's to come on the band's soon to be announced 2017 release.

In the meantime, check the lyric videos for "Erebus" and "Parasites" below:

Aversions Crown is currently on tour in Europe. For a full list of dates visit this location.
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BOREWORM To Release Entomophobia EP In November; “Vile Husk” Single Streaming

Insectile death metal outfit, Boreworm (ex-The Yellow Sign, ex-The Contortionist), have premiered the first single from their forthcoming Entomophobia EP. Tilted "Vile Husk", the new track unleashes pummeling, rhythmically-jarring, venomous angular riffage, and virtuosic solo work across three minutes of mayhem. Listen to the track below.

Boreworm unleash cosmic horror on their sophomore EP, Entomophobia. Engineered and mixed by guitarist Mike Bielenda and mastered at The Pop Machine in Indianapolis by Wes Heaton, Entomophobia unleashes four tracks of blistering technicality and malevolent atmosphere that solidifies Boreworm’s place as one of extreme metal’s new acts to watch. The group effortlessly blends technical death metal virtuosity with disemboweling sludge and progressive splendour on this new, death-dealing release. Mike Bielenda’s (ex-The Yellow Sign) guitar playing conjures nightmarish, discordant riffs that intertwine with each other in serptentine fashions. Cody McCoy (Černá,Anagnorisis contributor) and Sam Fraser round out an impressive rhythm section with tumultuous percussion and subterranean bass lines. At the heart of this madness is vocalist Dave Hoffman (ex-The Contortionist), whose vile ululations propel the music further into dark territory. Guests include Rivers of Nihil’s Brody Uttley, who provides a solo on the EPs title track. Entomophobia is sure to win the hearts of fans of forward-thinking death metal everywhere.

Entomophobia will be released independently on November 19th through Bandcamp, iTunes, Spotify and all other platforms worldwide. Digital pre-orders can be placed here and CD pre-order bundles can be found at this location.

Entomophobia tracklisting:

“Vile Husk”

“Vile Husk”:

Formed in 2013 by former The Yellow Sign bassist turned guitarist Michael Bielenda and Inspired by a grand, arching science fiction mythos and the oppressive atmosphere of cosmic horror, Boreworm paints an aggressive yet hauntingly melodic musical soundscape. The band weaves a concept album storyline through a modern death metal exoskeleton and since it's inception has been growing and expanding on a fanbase of loyal listeners with self produced music releases and videos and, more recently with their inclusion as the only unsigned band to be a part of the seminal metal festival Summer Slaughter blazed a path of devastating live performances across the country in 2014. Persevering through strife and member changes the band holds strong to its unique apocalyptic vision and welcomed former The Contortionist vocalist and frontman David Hoffman earlier in the year. The band returns for the follow up to The Black Path EP with Entomophobia, showcasing their eclectic style and furious metallic delivery.

Boreworm lineup at the time of recording:

Dave Hoffman - Vocals
Mike Bielenda - Guitars
Cody McCoy - Drums
Sam Fraser - Bass
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DREAMSHADE Signs To Artery Recordings; “Dreamers Don’t Sleep” Music Video Streaming

European juggernauts Dreamshade have returned with a polished sound and the drive to make a name for themselves in the active rock scene. Since their inception in 2006, the quintet has steadily released new music that has allowed them to tour the world. The band released their first EP, To The Edge Of Reality, in 2008. The EP quickly gained much well-deserved attention and landed the band on the roster of some of the most popular European music festivals, such as Metal Camp Open Air, Summer Breeze Open Air, and Metalfest.

Dreamshade’s constant touring soon captured the attention of Spinefarm Records/Universal Music, who signed them in 2010. In 2011, the band went on to release their debut full-length, What Silence Hides. As they toured heavily on the new record, they also released music videos for “Wide Awake”, “Eternal”, and “Miles Away”. The new record fueled their ever-hectic touring schedule, which went on to include the Finnish Metal Expo, Germany’s Rock Hard Festival, the Czech Republic’s Basinfirefest, and Bulgaria’s Kavarna Rock Fest.

In fall of 2012, Dreamshade was finishing up their second album and touring Switzerland on their new singles. They're second full-length, The Gift Of Life, produced by the band along with Jacob Hansen, was released in January 2013. After this release, the band went on to tour the US, Europe, Asia,
South Africa and Russia, all the while maintaining their European fanbase that brought them to the forefront of the genre.

Dreamshade has returned with a brand new record, Vibrant. In what is proposed to be their seminal work, the band reflects upon relationships of all kinds. The band recognizes the effects that familial relationships, romantic relationships, and long-lasting friendships have upon one’s life. Recognizing that shifts in those relationships can either strengthen or weaken a person, the new record is a call to learn and grow from inevitable change.

Vibrant will be released via Artery Recordings on December 9th. Check out a video for “Dreamers Don't Sleep” below:
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COLISEUM And DOOMRIDERS - Magic Bullet Records Confirms Reissue Of Long Out-Of-Print DANZIG Covers For November Release

Magic Bullet Records will reissue the long out-of-print Not Of This World split 7" from Coliseum and Doomriders in November, this week posting pre-orders and more on the release.

Back in 2005, Coliseum's Ryan Patterson self-released a 12" on his label Auxiliary which featured both his band and Boston's Doomriders' ultimate tribute to the almighty Danzig. Each band turned a cover of a song from the classic self-titled debut Danzig LP, with Coliseum adding two originals and Doomriders putting up one original. A CD version of the release was also issued on the defunct Level Plane label.

While the Coliseum material was later repackaged into a collections release on Temporary Residence, the Doomriders material remained out-of-print for many years. As part of the upcoming celebrations to commemorate Magic Bullet Records' 20th anniversary, the label is celebrating the friends and musicians (lifers) that were a significant inspiration as the years went on, starting with a split 7" featuring both bands' Danzig covers from the 2005 Not Of This World split.

Without question, the gentlemen that comprise(d) both bands have been essential to the growth of the label, be it releasing great music on Magic Bullet (i.e. Doomriders' debut LP Black Thunder, Disappearer's The Clearing 2xLP/CD, the first four Old Man Gloom LP's, Jesuit’s Discography LP/CD, etc.), screening shirts for Magic Bullet bands (via Shirtkiller), booking and playing shows with Magic Bullet bands, and on and on.

This special, limited reissue features brand new Danzig tribute artwork from the steady hands of visual artist Florian Bertmer. Magic Bullet will reissue Not Of This World on November 18th on black, white, and clear 7" vinyl pressings. Pre-orders are available at the label store here and via Bandcamp here.

Not Of This World tracklisting:

“Am I Demon” (Coliseum)
“Possession” (Doomriders)
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RUSH Tour Documentary 'Time Stand Still': Watch Newly Released Theatrical Trailer

The documentary "Rush: Time Stand Still" is coming to theatres in U.S. and Canada on November 3. The DVD/Blu-ray will be released November 18.

A newly released theatrical trailer for the movie is available below.

This special theatre event of "Rush: Time Stand Still", narrated by Paul Rudd, is a night for our passionate and loyal fans to watch together and provides an intimate look into the band's sold-out "R40" tour and the unique relationship we have with you all.

In addition to the documentary, fans will also get first viewing exclusive extras including "Rush: A Salute to Kings" — a 20-minute in-depth discussion with Gene Simmons (KISS), Chad Smith (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS), Taylor Hawkins (FOO FIGHTERS), Ann and Nancy Wilson (HEART), Scott Gorham (THIN LIZZY), and the band's producer Nick Raskulinecz as they share their unique stories about RUSH over the last 40 years.

U.S. theatre event tickets: In partnership with Concord Music Group and ole, Fathom Events are set to bring an epic one-night premiere event "Rush: Time Stand Still" to over 430 theaters nationwide on Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. local time.

Tickets for "Rush: Time Stand Still" can be purchased online by visiting or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in more than 430 select movie theaters through Fathom's Digital Broadcast Network.
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ALICE COOPER On JOE PERRY's Onstage Collapse: 'I Didn't Realize That AEROSMITH Only Did Two Shows A Week'

Alice Cooper has once again commented on his HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES bandmate Joe Perry's recent backstage collapse, saying that the guitarist "was basically exhausted" after being subjected to the band's busy and physically demanding touring schedule.

"I didn't realize that AEROSMITH only did two shows a week," Cooper told Shawn SixX of Boston's WZLX radio station (hear audio below). "'Cause, honestly, I just figured everybody was like me; I do five shows a week, and very physical shows, and it didn't occur to me that not everybody worked like that. So we were on our eighth show in ten days. I mean, it was pretty brutal. And I think that he, basically, was dehydrated and I think he was basically exhausted. And I talked to him before the show, and he said, 'I don't think I've eaten anything in three days.' And I went, 'Well, that's not smart.' On tour? I mean, it's just one of those things you do. It wasn't his heart, though, and it wasn't anything that was vital. 'Cause four or five days later, he was on stage with us in San Francisco, and I'd never seen him look so good."

He continued: "The funny thing was is Johnny Depp [HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES guitarist], who wasn't used to touring, he's like me he was getting healthier as the tour went on. Because you get into really good shape; it's like doing a two-hour aerobic every night. And I don't drink and I don't smoke, anything like that, so by the end of the tour, I'm in great shape. If you're not used to this, yeah, it's gonna wear you out."

Cooper went on to say that he was reluctant to have Perry return to the live stage too soon out of concert for his health. "[AEROSMITH singer] Steven [Tyler] called me and said, 'Hey, don't put him back on stage. I'm afraid.' And I went, 'Look, I'm gonna go talk to him in San Francisco and I'm gonna see how he is.' I went up to his room. He looked unbelievable, sounded great and got up on stage and played the whole show; I never heard him play that good. So he's back."

Alice admitted that Perry's onstage collapse "scared" him and his HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES bandmates and pointed out the irony in the fact that VAMPIRES are "honoring all of our dead drunk friends: Jim Morrison and Jimi Hendrix and John Lennon and Keith Moon and all these guys that we used to drink with, and then one of our guys goes down." But Perry has since fully recovered, according to Cooper, who went on to call the guitarist "a trooper. He's a road rat, like the rest of us."

Perry rejoined HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES on the road on July 22 in Rohnert Park, California.

The VAMPIRES which also include ex-GUNS N' ROSES drummer Matt Sorum and STONE TEMPLE PILOTS bassist Robert DeLeo wrapped up their tour on July 25 at the California Mid-State Fair.

Tyler, who recently released his debut solo album, said that he was extremely worried about Perry, telling The Pulse Of Radio it's very likely that the VAMPIRES' itinerary is simply too strenuous to allow Perry the time needed to recharge between gigs.


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'This Is Spinal Tap' Co-Creator Sues VIVENDI For $125 Million

Harry Shearer, who played bass guitarist Derek Smalls in the 1984 "mockumentary" "This is Spinal Tap", has filed a $125 million lawsuit against Vivendi, the French media group that holds the rights to the movie.

Shearer alleges that Vivendi, which acquired the film in 1989, engaged in fraud to hide revenues. He claims the four creators of the movie were paid an aggregate sum of just $98 between 1989 and 2006 for royalties on soundtrack sales while merchandise sales generated income of $81 for them between 1984 and 2006.

"I think it's important to challenge the status quo, not just for myself but for all my fellow artists, musicians and creators," the 72-year-old said in a video posted on Twitter.

"It is stunning that after all this time... the only people who haven't shared 'Spinal Tap''s success are those who formed the band and created the film in the first place," he added.

Shearer went on to accuse Vivendi of "wilfully manipulating certain accounting data" and "ignoring contractually obligated accounting and reporting processes.

"Vivendi and its subsidiaries... have, at least in our case, conducted blatantly unfair business practices," he said.

"This is a simple issue of artists' rights," added Shearer.

"I am just one person seeking redress for blatant injustice, but I hope this lawsuit will, in its own way, help set a new precedent for faithful and transparent accounting practices, and fair artistic compensation, industry-wide."

Rob Reiner's ("A Few Good Men") directorial debut, "This is Spinal Tap" has been hailed as "the funniest movie ever made about rock and roll" (Newsweek). Christopher Guest ("Best In Show"), Academy Award nominee Michael McKean ("A Mighty Wind") and Emmy Award nominee Harry Shearer ("The Simpsons") star as Nigel Tufnel, David St. Hubbins and Derek Smalls, a.k.a. SPINAL TAP. Satirizing the wild personal behavior and musical pretensions of classic rock gods, "This is Spinal Tap" presents a second-rate band made up of aging members who are desperately trying to cling onto what little fame they used to have. With Reiner starring as the documentary filmmaker, "This is Spinal Tap" also features hilarious performances by Billy Crystal ("When Harry Met Sally"), Ed Begley, Jr. ("St. Elsewhere") and Fran Drescher ("The Nanny"), among many others.

Inducted into the National Film Registry in 2002, "This Is Spinal Tap" has left an indelible mark on pop culture as evidenced by its numerous imitators and its esteemed spot at number one atop Entertainment Weekly's "Top 50 Cult Movies of All Time."
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Norway’s ATROX Sign With Dark Essence Records

Norway's Dark Essence Records have added another string to their rapidly growing bow by inking a deal with Norwegian veterans Atrox, and are set to release the band's fifth full length album, Monocle, on a date as yet to be announced.

Commenting on joining Dark Essence's roster, and giving fans an insight into what they should expect from the result of Atrox's return to the studio after an eight year break, the band had this to say:

"It's finally happening, the moment we all have been waiting for, the moment when all the hard work finally pays off... We're proud to announce that we have joined forces with Dark Essence Records, and together we will release our next album, Monocle.

"Monocle is our darkest album so far. During the process of creating and recording it we explored, and were exposed to, our darker selves, and what we encountered during this process almost killed us. It left us in a dystopian vacuum and all worn out, but with one hell of a piece of music to present to the world.

"Musically speaking, Monocle contains poisons that'll blind you, and poisons that'll open your eyes. As William Gibson says in his novel Neuromancer: ‘The future is already here. It’s just unevenly distributed’.”

Formed in Trondheim, Norway, in 1988 the band was originally called Suffocation, but for obvious reasons the name was changed to Atrox in 1990. Having spent their first years playing an atmospheric mix of death and doom metal, recording demos and honing their live skills, Atrox's first release was the 1996 7" "Silence Of Echoes", which was followed by a further four full length albums and numerous live appearances including several tours and festivals.

Today's lineup of Rune Folgerø on vocals, viNd on guitars, Rune Sørgård on guitars and technology, Tor Arne Helgesen on drums and Erik Paulsen on bass plays what they like to call “schizo" metal, which differs from their original sound, being more melodic and with an experimental/avant-garde edge.

The time-lapse video of Finnmark and North Troms (Norway), photographed and edited by Randulf Valle, and using Atrox's “Den Store Hvite Stillhet” / “The Great White Silence” as a soundtrack can be seen below:
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LAMB OF GOD To Release 'The Duke' EP In Honor Of Fallen Fan

Richmond, Virginia metallers LAMB OF GOD will release a new EP called "The Duke" in December. The EP's title track, which was recorded during the sessions for the band's last album, "VII: Sturm Und Drang", was inspired by the plight of a LAMB OF GOD fan named Wayne Ford, who was diagnosed with leukemia in 2010 and died five years later at the age of 33.

"The Duke" EP will feature the following tracks:

01. The Duke02. Culling03. Still Echoes (live at Rock Am Ring)04. 512 (live at Rock Am Ring)05. Engage The Fear Machine (live at Bonnaroo)

LAMB OF GOD frontman Randy Blythe, who befriended Ford in 2012 after first learning of his cancer battle, has penned a lengthy note on the band's web site in which he discusses his interaction with the fan and the inspiration for "The Duke"'s lyrics, which were written "in [Wayne's] honor."

Blythe wrote in part: "While I was in the studio [recording 'VII: Sturm Und Drang'], I had asked Wayne if there was anything he wanted to say to the world, any particular words he wanted to be remembered by. My idea was to record him saying them over the phone and then layer them into the record, or perhaps I could take the words and work them into a song's lyrics. 'That's really cool. Let me think about it, man,' he said, but he never got back to me about it. I don't know if he hadn't made up his mind, or if he just didn't feel like it. Regardless, I wanted to honor him in some way. I wanted this level, collected man who had become my friend, all the while staring down his own death, to be remembered through the music of the band he loved. Seeing how calm he remained was (for lack of a better word) inspirational.

"Those of us who think about how we will die all hope that we will do so with dignity, but no one knows how they will handle death until it comes for them. Wayne provided me with a living example of how to leave this world with grace. So I decided to write the lyrics to 'The Duke' from my feeble understanding of his perspective, and in his honor.

"Some of the lyrics for 'The Duke' arose from things Wayne had said to me, others from a conversation I had with his wife, and some just from my own head. I had originally named the song 'Immortalis', but after a conversation with Wayne's father Frank, I decided to keep the original working title that my bandmates had come up with, long before I had ever talked to Wayne.

"When I told Frank about the working title, he laughed and told me that he was a big John Wayne fan. He had named Wayne after the actor, who also happens to be known as The Duke. Synchronicity at work.

"For various reasons, my band decided to not release 'The Duke' as an album track. I was fine with that I thought the song and the story behind it would get more attention if it was released on its own later. And I do want the song to get attention, for more reason than one. Besides honoring this man I was friends with for such a brief amount of time, I want the story of 'The Duke' to raise some awareness about leukemia, especially the need for blood marrow donors.

"There are not nearly enough registered donors to fill the need. Bone marrow matches are very specific, much more so than blood, and people die from leukemia and other blood related diseases each year because a suitable donor can't be found. It's easy, painless, and free to register just go to You may save someone's life. Another great organization to support is the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society they fund research and provide information and resources for patients with leukemia and lymphoma. Check out to find out how you can get involved. 100% of the funds generated from the charity auction I set up to coincide with this release will go to the LLS.

"I know from talking to Wayne while he was alive (and to his wife and family after his death) that he was a pretty private dude, a quiet and humble man. He wasn't a big attention seeker, but in his final days he opened up and talked about his disease more; he knew how much his dying could bring awareness to leukemia, the need for bone marrow donors, and funding for research to try and find a cure for this terrible disease. If he were alive, he would undoubtably be annoyed by the attention I am trying to draw to him now it would harsh his mellow. But his wife Courtney reassured me recently that he would understand why I am dong this to try and help people and that 'he would be so honored to have not died in vain.'"
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AUGUST BURNS RED To Play Entire 'Messengers' Album On North American Tour

AUGUST BURNS RED will celebrate the tenth anniversary of its second album, "Messengers", next year by performing the disc in its entirety on a North American tour. The trek, which is scheduled to kick off on January 4 in Philadelphia, will also include PROTEST THE HERO, IN HEARTS WAKE and '68.

VIP tickets are on sale now at this location. Regular tickets go on sale this Friday, October 21.

AUGUST BURNS RED guitarist JB Brubaker states: "While it's hard to believe ten years have passed since 'Messengers' came out, we're all very excited to celebrate the anniversary by playing the record in its entirety across America. Some of these songs have never been played live and many of them haven't been played in years.

"We look forward to sharing the stage with the shredders in PROTEST THE HERO, our close buds from Down Under, IN HEARTS WAKE, and the gentlemen in '68. These shows are going to be wild. Don't miss out!"

Tour dates:

Jan. 04 - Philadelphia, PA @ Theater of Living ArtsJan. 05 - Silver Springs, MD @ The Fillmore Silver SpringsJan. 06 - New York, NY @ Playstation TheatreJan. 07 - Worcester, MA @ The PalladiumJan. 08 - Montreal, QC @ MetropolisJan. 09 - London, ON @ London Music HallJan. 11 - Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews HallJan. 12 - Cleveland, OH @ House of BluesJan. 13 - Chicago, IL @ House of BluesJan. 14 - Milwaukee, WI @ The RaveJan. 15 - Minneapolis, MN @ CaboozeJan. 16 - Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon TheatreJan. 17 - Denver, CO @ Ogden TheatreJan. 18 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The ComplexJan. 20 - Seattle, WA @ El CorazonJan. 21 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne TheatreJan. 22 - Sacramento, CA @ Ace of SpadesJan. 24 - Los Angeles, CA @ Belasco TheaterJan. 25 - Santa Ana, CA @ The ObservatoryJan. 26 - Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn BowlJan. 27 - San Diego, CA @ SOMAJan. 28 - Tucson, AZ @ The RockJan. 30 - San Antonio, TX @ Alamo City Music HallJan. 31 - Dallas, TX @ House of BluesFeb. 01 - Houston, TX @ NumbersFeb. 02 - New Orleans, LA @ House of BluesFeb. 03 - Orlando, FL @ House of BluesFeb. 04 - Ft Lauderdale, FL @ RevolutionFeb. 06 - Tampa, FL @ State TheatreFeb. 07 - Atlanta, GA @ The MasqueradeFeb. 08 - Nashville, TN @ RocketownFeb. 09 - Richmond, VA @ The NationalFeb. 10 - Norfolk, VA @ The NorvaFeb. 11 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland BallroomFeb. 12 - Buffalo, NY @ Town BallroomFeb. 14 - Cincinnati, OH @ BogartsFeb. 15 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. SmallsFeb. 16 - Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert TheatreFeb. 17 - Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall

AUGUST BURNS RED is Jake Luhrs (vocals), JB Brubaker (guitar), Brent Rambler (guitar), Matt Greiner (drums), Dustin Davidson (bass). Since its formation in 2003, the band from Lancaster, Pennsylvania has evolved into one of the biggest names worldwide in the modern metal scene, continually growing and connecting fiercely with a colossal legion of fans.

AUGUST BURNS RED has spent years skillfully crafting a balance between a ferociously heavy sound with empowering lyrical content, while showcasing a rich surplus of inventive guitar riffs, blistering solos, and dynamic drumming. The band's impressive resume includes a solid collection of six albums: "Thrill Seeker" (2005), "Messengers" (2007), "Constellations" (2009), "Leveler" (2011), "Rescue & Restore" (2013) and "Found In Far Away Places" (2015). The road to the top has seen the band on stages across the globe alongside the likes of UNDEROATH, A DAY TO REMEMBER, LAMB OF GOD, BRING ME THE HORIZON, from South America, to Australia, Japan, and Russia, and headlining the Vans Warped Tour in both 2013 and 2015.


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WOVENWAR: 'Lines In The Sand' Video Released

On October 21, WOVENWAR, the band featuring the talents of Jordan Mancino (drums), Nick Hipa (guitar) and Josh Gilbert (bass) of San Diego, California based metal act AS I LAY DYING, and Shane Blay (vocals) of OH, SLEEPER, will release its sophomore album, "Honor Is Dead", via Metal Blade Records. More aggressive and fluid than its self-titled predecessor, "Honor Is Dead" was written with contributions from all members, while the music for "Wovenwar" was mostly written before Blay joined the band. The results speak for themselves, capturing a group that sounds truly unified, and hungry.

The official video for the song "Lines In The Sand" can be viewed below.

For "Honor Is Dead", WOVENWAR chose not to converge at the same studio to lay down the record, taking advantage of modern technology instead by recording their individual parts in convenient locales across California, Alabama and Texas.

Hipa told Loudwire about "Honor Is Dead": "With this album, we knew that it was going to be a lot more aggressive and a little bit more intense. I think musically and lyrically there was just a lot of weight that we wanted to get off of ourselves. I think that comes off just in the form of aggression and I think we captured that."

He continued: "Everybody contributed and lent their talents to something that all seems to be pretty congruent. So think we achieved what we always want to achieve, which is really representing ourselves and capturing who we are and what we have to offer. So yeah, I'm proud of it."

WOVENWAR recently announced the exit of guitarist Phil Sgrosso. Mancino told Alternative Press about the split: "We just wanted to go in different directions, in terms of touring commitments. It was something that we talked about like adults and understood each other's perspectives. Right now, because he was still a big part of the creative process making 'Honor Is Dead' — and we've yet to tour — it feels like business as usual, but we'll see how his absence affects things as we move forward."

"Honor Is Dead" track listing

01. Confession02. Censorship03. Honor Is Dead04. Lines In The Sand05. World on Fire06. Compass07. Stones Thrown08. Cascade09. Silhouette10. Bloodletter11. 130


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Never-Before-Heard JUDAS PRIEST Demo Extract To Be Included On AL ATKINS's 'Reloaded' Album

Original JUDAS PRIEST vocalist Al Atkins will release his new solo album, "Reloaded", on Gonzo Multimedia. The album is a collection tracks from the last four decades that Al has either written or performed from his days in JUDAS PRIEST to his last band HOLY RAGE. It features special guest appearances by Ian Hill of JUDAS PRIEST (who performed on the original recordings of some of these classics, like "Victim Of Changes" from the "Sad Wings Of Destiny" album), John McCoy (ex-GILLAN), Ralf Scheepers (PRIMAL FEAR) dueting with Al on "Victim Of Changes", a solo from Roy "Z" Ramirez of HALFORD and BRUCE DICKINSON, Japanese guitarist Tsuyoshi Ikedo from UNVEIL RAZE, Australia's Stu "Hammer" Marshall of DEATH DEALER, Chris Johnson from HOLY RAGE, Rob Allen on drums and longtime friend and collaborator, guitarist and producer of many of Al's albums, Paul May. These tracks have appeared in various forms on many albums over the past forty years. "Reloaded" also features a bonus track that is an excerpt of a guitar solo from the very JUDAS PRIEST demo featuring Hill on bass and K.K. Downing on guitar a never-heard treat for all JUDAS PRIEST fanatics.

"Reloaded" was once again recorded at Rock Solid Studios in the U.K.

"Reloaded" track listing:

01. Winter02. MInd Conception03. A Void To Avoid04. Coming Thick & Fast05. Heavy Thoughts06. Never Satisfied07. Money Talks08. Cradle To The Grave09. Love At War10. Victim Of Changes11. Mind Conception (early JUDAS PRIEST demo extract) (bonus track)

"Reloaded" is available to pre-order only on PledgeMusic together with other exclusive merchandise and experiences.

Regarding how the idea for the album came about, Atkins told "After Paul May and myself [were] asked to record a 'best-of' album by our record company, we recorded the ATKINS MAY PROJECT 'Anthology'. It then got me thinking about recording my own solo 'best-of] album, but set about re-recording all of my fave songs from the last four decades and using guest players. We still have three tracks still to record before it is all finished, but it is sounding absolutely killer."

He added: "[I am] really looking forward to this album and I hope everyone else who buys it will enjoy it too."

Atkins is the co-writer of several PRIEST songs which are included on the band's first two albums, "Rocka Rolla" and "Sad Wings of Destiny", both of which eventually went gold. Atkins co-penned the heavy metal classic "Victim of Changes", which was a combination of Rob Halford's song "Red Light Lady" and Atkins' own "Whiskey Woman". He also co-wrote "Winter", "Never Satisfied", "Dreamer Deceiver" and "Caviar and Meths".

In 1989 Atkins released his debut solo album, "Judgement Day", to great acclaim. But it was "Heavy Thoughts" and "Victim of Changes" (the latter being his collaborative album with ex-JUDAS PRIEST drummer Dave Holland) that brought him strong sales and critical acclaim around the world.

JUDAS PRIEST bassist Ian Hill penned the foreword to Al Atkins's autobiography, titled "Dawn of the Metal Gods: My Life in Judas Priest and Heavy Metal". The book, which was written with Neil Daniels a freelance rock writer and heavy metal fan who befriended Atkins during the writing of Neil's book "The Story Of Judas Priest: Defenders Of The Faith" (Omnibus Press) was released in 2009 via Iron Pages.


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OPETHs Mikael Akerfeldt Talks Sorceress, Beer, Record Collecting + More Read More: OPETH's Mikael Akerfeldt Talks 'Sorceress,' Beer, Record Collecting

Opeths latest album, Sorceress, was released on Sept. 30. The band is currently touring the U.S. in support of the disc, and Loudwire recently caught up with frontman Mikael Akerfeldt for a chat about the albums recording and lyrics, their new label imprint, craft beer, record collecting and other topics. Check out our interview with Mikael Akerfeldt below:

The new album, Sorceress, is now out. Do you pay attention to the charts when the band releases a new disc?

Were No. 1 in Germany, which everybody was happy about. Good chart positions in Europe. Generally, I dont really know what it means. Its important for the record label. Of course, the higher the better. It feels corrupt. It doesnt say so much, the chart positioning. We didnt celebrate [when the disc first came out]. We were out touring. We were playing on the day of the release. I think everybody forgot it was released that day.

The promotion cycle now seems to have gotten a lot longer where youre releasing singles months in advance of the album.

Yeah, theres more of that. Thats a sign of the times. Im really against all that stuff. If it was up to me, nothing would be released before. No journalists would get the record until its actually out. I know it becomes a business. Luckily, we have a record label that we work with and management and all that kind of stuff. Those people take care of that and I just play.

With this album, youve said you wanted to make every song diverse and different. How do you balance the diversity with still making a cohesive disc?

I think the idea of Opeth is that its depending on your taste. Youre probably going to find our record not so cohesive, unless you know where were coming from. I think you need to do a little bit of Opeth research if youre going to find the record cohesive. To me, its always cohesive because the music I listen to spans so many types of genres. I dont have a problem adjusting.
The same goes when I write music. It doesnt bother me if its not cohesive in that sense. The only thing I want to be going for us when we make records is that its going to be good, that we all like it. Then, its up to journalists or fans to decide whether they think its cohesive. It differs from person to person. Some might think it sucks because its not and some people might like that its a friendly type of vibe that we have on our records. Theres no wordly truth to anything. Its just a record with songs that we like and its up to everyone else to decide what they think.

Do you struggle at all with song order when youre putting an album together or does that usually flow together pretty easily?

I would say pretty easily. In the middle of the recording or writing process I want to feel like this is the possible opener and this is the possible closing song. Once I have those I feel fairly safe. I would also feel fairly open to experimentation with everything thats in between. But I want that specific opening track and that specific closer.
The lyrics on the album deal a lot with a negative side of love. Is that something thats a reflection of your personal life, something you thought would make interesting songs, or a combination of both?
I wouldnt be able to write those types of lyrics if it didnt come from myself. You cant just make up those types of things. What happened was I had some rough times in the past couple of years. I didnt intend to write lyrics like that. Thats what came out. It felt good to be able to relate to them, to a certain extent.
Theres some fiction in there, of course. Everything is a bit distorted and everything is made to sound a bit cooler than reality. It feels good to relate to them a little bit more because there are a lot of lyrics in the past that have nothing to do with me. Just cool words strung together. The lyrics came out a bit more simple than before, and maybe they come across as a bit more naïve, but at least they matter to me.

At this point, you do what you want when it comes to writing songs and the style that you want to play in. Have you always been that way?

If I think back its probably always been like that. There probably was a time where I felt that we belonged to the metal scene a bit more than we do now. I wanted us to be part of the metal scene because the bulk of our fans come from the metal scene and I wanted to be part of that scene.
Ive never felt that Ive been restricting my writing. Ive been thinking that metal fans are okay with strange things going on in our records. Ive been proven wrong sometimes and proven right sometimes. With time I let go of that feeling of wanting to belong anywhere. Of course, were still a metal band. When we choose to play really heavy we can. When we choose to play soft we can. Genres have become less and less important to us with time.

A lot of bands, as they progress, it takes them longer and longer to record an album. You have cut your time down considerably. Was that a concerted effort or is it just the way it worked out?

It worked out that way. Its good for finances if you spend less time in the studio. We happen to love being in the studio. We love it, all of us. We have so much fun recording records now. In the past when we spent a month plus in the studio it was never fun.
I like to say, without sounding like were boasting, that were at the top of our game now. We know what to expect from each other. We know what we are as a band and what we want to achieve. Its just a matter of us nailing it down on takes. We could easily spend longer in the studio and have fun all the time, but I think theres no point booking a studio for longer than what you need. This time it was 12 days.

The album was released on your own imprint through Nuclear Blast.

Yeah. We signed a licensing contract with Nuclear Blast, while in the past we had a regular record contract. Thats the difference with the deal that we have with Nuclear Blast than the previous one. We decided to set up our own imprint because it was good timing. Weve been talking about that for a little while. Its all brand new still. We really dont know where to take it. We could do solo records or side projects or even sign up other bands. Well see where were going to take it. Its all new to us.

What is the significance of the labels name, Moderbolaget?

Its Swedish and it actually means mother label or parent label. It doesnt matter what label were on, were still going to be the parent label.

Do you have the rights to the masters to be able to reissue your older material on your label?

I cant remember exactly because weve been on so many different labels. Some of those records are supposed to come back to us. For sure, we could do that. Thats another reason why we started our own imprint. Once we get the rights to release a reissue of some of the early records, we could do it through our own label.
We signed some stty deals back in the day and signed away the records for 25, 30 years or something like that. I think we still have to wait a little bit longer. Once they come through, yes, well probably do that.

Youre in the midst of a North American tour. When youre over here, is there a certain food or a restaurant that you may go out of your way to go to that you might not be able to get in Sweden?

Yes. American food is legendary to Swedes. You go over here with the notion that youre going to get fat. Cheese on everything, and lots of it. Its been getting more and more easy to find good food here for us. Thats been linear to our own interest in food because back in the day we were happy with McDonalds.
Now, we deliberately go out and look for good restaurants and you can really find some great food here. I think our collective view on what we love best about American food is easily steak. Theyre the best in the world here. Generally, we like to go to a high end steakhouse on our days off.

You also have your own beer now, a stout and a pale ale.

Theyre lovely. I love beer. Everybody in the band loves beer. The stout was a bit too strong. Its 9 percent or something like that. You can only drink one of them at a time. But the IPA is really good. We had a few cases sent to the studio when we were recording and we drank all of it quickly. It was very good, and deliberately made the percentage a bit lower so you could drink a lot.

Do you try craft beers when youre on tour? You could have that in your rider.

Yeah, its on our rider. We have asked for local breweries everywhere we play. Wherever we are we usually get a case of a diverse range of beers, like pilsners or IPAs or whatevers local. Thats been pretty successful so far. Weve come up on lots of good stuff that way.

You are a well known record collector. Do you try to make time to stop by record stores when youre here?

Yes, I buy a lot. Were in Detroit now and I went out yesterday and bought, not a bag of records, but a box of records. I spent a good 350 bucks buying some. Theres lots of record stores in Detroit. I bought lots of Coltrane and Johnny Hartman. I was looking for Detroit bands, but they were out. I still came away with lots of good stuff. I have too much. If Im going to put it in my suitcase it will be too heavy. I have to pay a fine. I have to buy a second suitcase for the records.

Do you have a favorite record store in the U.S.?

I like the ones that are not so famous. Of course, you have Amoeba in L.A. and San Francisco and theyre good. But they know everything. They know what they have and they know how to price it. I prefer to go to small towns. I usually find a flea market or a thrift store or a record shop. Those are the best because its cheap, you pick up some good stuff.
I usually buy American stuff when Im here. If Im the Czech Republic I go for Czech Republic stuff, or Germany, I buy German stuff. Here, I can pick up Mountain records and Grand Funk records and jazz.

With so many records in your collection, how do you have them sorted and categorized?

I love your questions! Now were talking. I have lots of records and I buy double of everything. The White Album by the Beatles, I probably have 30 original UK copies and a couple of U.S. copies and some German copies of that one. My own collection, what I consume, the stuff I actually play, one section is UK bands and artists, 60s and 70s. Then, theres the metal section. Theres an extreme metal section. Theres the Australia/New Zealand section.
Theres the Nordic section with Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Iceland. Theres a Dutch and Belgian section, theres an Italian section. Theres a North American section with Canadian and U.S. artists. Theres the soundtrack section, theres the compilation album section, the jazz section. Theres a blues section and a soul section. Then, theres a new section. New bands, like new pressings on vinyl. Theres a section of that. Then theres stloads of doubles all over. Theres records in my kids room, in the kitchen, in the rehearsal room, everywhere.

Did Nuclear Blast let you raid their warehouse when you signed with them?

No, but I did that when we were on Music For Nations, because they put out Metallica and Mercyful Fate and stuff like that. The first time I went there I got so much stuff that I couldnt even shake the hand of the boss because I had too much stuff in my hands.
Then I felt bad because I hadnt taken enough. The moment I came back home I called him up and asked him about those records that I left behind. They were like, Sorry Mikael, weve thrown that away. Its in a container on the landfill now. Im like, No! Horrible. Nightmare.

2016 is the 20th anniversary of your second album, Morningrise. As you look back on that one, what stands out from that recording process?

Smoking. I smoked a lot during that recording. I was only 23 years old and none of the guys apart from me are still in the band. We had a good time. We spent a month in the studio, which was a long time for us then. The first record was recorded and mixed in 12 days. The second one we spent a month, I think. We had a good time.
It was a bit of a sterile recording. The ADATs had made their march into the technological side of recording. Thats a horrible format. We recorded acoustic guitars and vocals on ADATs. I never liked the sound on that. But It was good. We had a good time. The band was pretty tight. We were pretty pretentious then. We played a lot of chess and smoked a lot of cigarettes.

Is there anything else that youd like to mention?

No, but if you come up with any more record collecting questions you can always call again!


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ANIMALS AS LEADERS Streaming New Track “Arithmophobia”

L.A.-based trio Animals As Leaders return with their fourth album, The Madness Of Many, on November 11th via Sumerian Records. Listen to the album’s lead track, “Arithmophobia”, streaming below.

"This album feels like total synergy between the three of us,” says guitar player Tosin Abasi. “None of this music would have turned out the same way without the equal inclusion of all of our musical ideas and that feel special. We're beyond thrilled with the result."

Animals As Leaders produced the 10-track album, with guitar player Javier Reyes handling mixing duties. Reyes also commented on the symbiotic nature of the new album, adding, “The Madness Of Many is an explorative and ambitious journey of harmony, rhythm, musical expression and emotion. It has been the most collaborative effort for the band and an evolution in each of the members’ musical path.” Drummer Matt Garstka noted that, “although conceptually dense, it is the most natural sounding Animals As Leaders album yet.”

The Madness Of Many tracklisting:

“Cognitive Contortions”
“Inner Assassins”
“Private Visions Of The World”
“The Glass Bridge”
“The Brain Dance”


“The Brain Dance”:

The trio kick off their first tour in support of the new album on November 10th, launching a five-week, North American outing at the Livewire in Scottsdale, AZ. Intervals and Plini will open on all dates.

The Madness Of Many tour:

10 - Scottsdale, AZ - Livewire
11 - Pomona, CA - The Glass House
12 - Las Vegas, NV - Vinyl
14 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
15 - Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
16 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
18 - Calgary, AB - Macewan Ballroom
19 - Edmonton, AB - Union Hall
20 - Saskatoon, SK - O’Brian’s Event Centre
21 - Winnipeg, MB - The Garrick Centre
23 - Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line Music Café
25 - Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge
26 - Pontiac, MI - The Crofoot Ballroom
27 - Columbus, OH - Park Street Saloon
28 - Toronto, ON - Opera House
29 - Montreal, QC - Corona Theatre
30 - Boston, MA - Royale

1 - New York, NY - Webster Hall
2 - Philadelphia, PA - The Trocadero
3 - Millvale, PA - Mr. Small’s Theatre
4 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
6 - St. Petersburg, FL - State Theatre
7 - Atlanta, GA - Terminal West
8 - New Orleans, LA - Republic New Orleans
9 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall
10 - Austin, TX - Mohawk
11 - Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
12 - Kansas City, MO - The Riot Room
15 - Los Angeles, CA - The Mayan
16 - Orangevale, CA - The Boardwalk
17 - San Francisco, CA - Social Hall SF


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ATTILA Premier “Let’s Get Abducted” Music Video

Attila have dropped their animated and hilarious video for "Let's Get Abducted" from Chaos, out November 4th via SharpTone Records.

Frontman Fronz also pulled back the curtain about the song and about Chaos in his exclusive interview with Billboard.


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BON JOVI Perform “This House Is Not For Sale” Live On Good Morning America; Video Streaming

Grammy Award-winning band, Bon Jovi, performed the title track of their new album, This House Is Not For Sale, live on Good Morning America. Video footage of the performance is streaming below:

Bon Jovi recently announced that the This House Is Not for Sale Tour, presented by Live Nation, will kick off in February 2017. Hitting arenas across the US, the iconic rock band will present anthems, fan favorites, and new hits from their upcoming 14th studio album, This House Is Not for Sale (out November 4th on Island/UMG). As an added bonus, fans will receive a physical copy of This House Is Not For Sale with every ticket purchased.

This will be the band’s first outing since Bon Jovi’s 2013 Because We Can World Tour, which was their third tour in six years to be ranked the #1 top-grossing tour in the world (a feat accomplished by only The Rolling Stones previously). Bon Jovi’s touring legacy will be recognized November 9th with the 2016 “Legend Of Live” award at the Billboard Touring Conference & Awards.

Visit for updated tour and ticketing information.

This House Is Not for Sale tour dates:

8 - Greenville, SC - Bon Secours Wellness Arena
10 - Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena
12 - Sunrise, FL - BB&T Center
14 - Tampa, FL - Amalie Arena
16 - Birmingham, AL - BJCC
18 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
19 - St. Louis, MO - Scottrade Center
21 - Oklahoma City, OK - Chesapeake Energy Center
23 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
25 - Las Vegas, NV - T-Mobile Arena
28 - Sacramento, CA - Golden 1 Center

1 - San Jose, CA - SAP Center
4 - Phoenix, AZ - Talking Stick Resort Arena
5 - San Diego, CA - Viejas Arena
8 - Los Angeles, CA - The Forum
14 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
16 - Memphis, TN - FedExForum
18 - Columbus, OH - Nationwide Arena
19 - Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans Arena
22 - Indianapolis, IN - Bankers Life Fieldhouse

** Dates, cities and venues subject to change.

Jon Bon Jovi announced the tour on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Check out his announcement, as well as performance footage, streaming below:

Bon Jovi is teaming up with Target to bring fans even #MoreMusic with an exclusive deluxe edition of the band's upcoming new album, This House Is Not For Sale, featuring three extra tracks: "I Will Drive You Home," "Good Night New York" and "Touch Of Grey."

Pre-order your copy now at The Target edition of the album will be available in Target stores and at on November 4th.



Bon Jovi will release their new album, This House Is Not For Sale, on November 4th in partnership with Island/UMG. The new video below takes you behind the scenes at the photoshoot for the new album:

This House Is Not For Sale is Bon Jovi’s 14th studio album since their 1984 debut. It reunites the band with Grammy Award-winning producer John Shanks, who began working with the band in 2005, for the RIAA platinum Have A Nice Day album, which entered the charts at #1 in 15 countries worldwide.

This will be their first major release since What About Now (2013), which was the band’s third consecutive multi-platinum album to enter Soundscan at #1 (following Lost Highway in 2007, and The Circle in 2009).

Over an illustrious career spanning more than three decades since their formation in 1983, Bon Jovi has earned their place among global rock royalty. With over 130 million albums sold worldwide, an extensive catalog of hit anthems, and more than 2,800 concerts performed in 50 countries for more than 35 million fans, Bon Jovi is the consummate rock and roll band.


“This House Is Not For Sale”
“Living With The Ghost”
“Labor Of Love”
“Born Again Tomorrow”
“Roller Coaster”
“New Year's Day”
“The Devil's In The Temple”
“Scars On This Guitar”
“God Bless This Mess”
“Come On Up To Our House”

“This House Is Not For Sale” video:

“This House Is Not For Sale” making-of footage:

Bon Jovi have been performing intimate shows this month as part of Tidal X: Bon Jovi. The band is playing their new album This House Is Not For Sale in its entirety in historical theaters.

Remaining dates:

20 - New York, NY - Barrymore Theatre





(Photos - Norman Jean Roy)
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METALLICA - WorldWired Tour Kicking Off 2017 In Seoul, South Korea

Metallica will kick off 2017 with the first show of what promises to be a year taking the band to all corners of the globe on the WorldWired Tour. The New Year will be just over a week old when they return to Seoul, South Korea on January 11, 2017 at the Gocheok Sky Dome for the first of six shows in that corner of the world. Check out a video announcement from drummer Lars Ulrich:

Metallica's complete tour schedule can be viewed at this location.

The new Metallica album Hardwired...To Self-Destruct will be released on November 18th.

Deluxe Edition (Digital Download and CD)

Disc One
“Atlas, Rise!”
“Now That We’re Dead”
“Moth Into Flame”
“Am I Savage?”
“Halo On Fire”

Disc Two
“Dream No More”
“Here Comes Revenge”
“Murder One”
“Spit Out The Bone”

Disc Three (Bonus)
“Lords of Summer” (2016)
“Ronnie Rising Medley”
“When a Blind Man Cries”
“Remember Tomorrow”
“Helpless’ (Live at Rasputin Music)
“Hit the Lights” (Live at Rasputin Music)
“The Four Horsemen’ (Live at Rasputin Music)
“Ride the Lightning’ (Live at Rasputin Music)
“Fade to Black” (Live at Rasputin Music)
‘Jump in the Fire” (Live at Rasputin Music)
‘For Whom the Bell Tolls’ (Live at Rasputin Music)
“Creeping Death” (Live at Rasputin Music)
“Metal Militia” (Live at Rasputin Music)
“Hardwired” (Live in Minneapolis)

Deluxe Box Set (3LP + 1CD)

Disc One Side A
“Atlas, Rise!”
“Now That We’re Dead”

Disc One Side B
“Moth Into Flame”
“Am I Savage?”
“Halo On Fire”

Disc Two Side C
“Dream No More”

Disc Two Side D
“Here Comes Revenge”
“Murder One”
‘Spit Out the Bone”

Disc Three Side E (Bonus)
“Lords of Summer” (2016)

Disc Three Side F (Bonus)
“Hardwired” (Live in Minneapolis)

Bonus CD
“Ronnie Rising Medley
“When a Blind Man Cries
“Remember Tomorrow
“Helpless (Live at Rasputin Music)
“Hit the Lights” (Live at Rasputin Music)
“The Four Horsemen’ (Live at Rasputin Music)
“Ride the Lightning’ (Live at Rasputin Music)
“Fade to Black” (Live at Rasputin Music)
‘Jump in the Fire” (Live at Rasputin Music)
‘For Whom the Bell Tolls’ (Live at Rasputin Music)
“Creeping Death” (Live at Rasputin Music)
“Metal Militia” (Live at Rasputin Music)

“Hardwired” video:

“Moth Into Flame” video:



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FM Streaming “Frozen Heart” Song From Indiscreet 30 Album

Due to overwhelming demand, FMs Indiscreet 30 album will see a formal commercial release on November 4th. The album track, Frozen Heart, is streaming below.

Thirty years after the release of their now classic debut album, FM decided to record a modern-day version of Indiscreet. FM were asked many times to consider re-recording the tracks on the album using today's modern technology and recording techniques to give the songs the "FM sound" of today.

Over the years, Indiscreet has deservedly won the reputation of being an iconic album for the band. FM always steered clear of the idea of re-recording it, but while in the studio recording the follow-up to their most recent release, Heroes & Villains, FM decided to put down a backing track to the song "That Girl" to see how it would feel with the huge sounds they were getting at the time. It gave the song a new dynamic and power that was not possible to achieve with '80s recording technology.

We played it back the following morning and decided it would be great to hear all these classic songs with this new lease of life, says bassist Merv Goldsworthy. We are not trying to recreate the original, but this is our interpretation played by FM as we are today with the sound of FM 2016.

In addition to the re-recording of the original album, Indiscreet 30 also features seven bonus tracks, including brand new song "Running On Empty" and a new recording of "Let Love Be The Leader".

Indiscreet 30 was produced by FM, recorded at Tremolo Studios and Coal House Studios, Staffordshire and mixed by Jeff Knowler.


That Girl
Other Side Of Midnight
Love Lies Dying
I Belong To The Night
American Girls
Face To Face
Frozen Heart
Heart Of The Matter

Bonus Tracks:

Let Love Be The Leader
Running On Empty
Rainbow's End
Shot In The Dark
Bad That's Good In You
Love & Hate
That Girl (Acoustic Version)

Frozen Heart:

That Girl:


The band will be honoring pre-orders received to date for delivery on October 28th as originally announced. The album will also be on sale during the bands tour dates commencing October 28th at Wakefield Warehouse 23. For the Warrington Parr Hall show on Saturday October 1st, pre-orders will be taken at the merchandise stand.

Tour dates:

28 - Warehouse 23 - Wakefield, United Kingdom
29 - Rescue Rooms - Nottingham, United Kingdom
30 - River Rooms - Stourbridge, United Kingdom

11 - Razzmatazz 3 - Barcelona, Spain
12 - Sala Chango - Madrid, Spain
13 - RCA Club - Lisbon, Portugal
18 - Cardiff University Students' Union - Y Plas - Cardiff, United Kingdom
19 - Islington Assembly Hall - London, United Kingdom
- WinterStorm - Troon, United Kingdom

10 - HRH AOR - Pwllheli, United Kingdom

FM lineup:

Steve Overland - lead vocals, rhythm guitar
Merv Goldsworthy - bass, backing vocals
Pete Jupp - drums, backing vocals
Jem Davis keyboards
Jim Kirkpatrick - lead guitar, backing vocals


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