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PUREST OF PAIN Featuring DELAIN Members Streaming Lyric Video For "The Solipsist"

Dutch melodic death metal band, Purest Of Pain, will release their debut album, Solipsis on March 1st to follow their 2013 single "Momentum" and 2011 EP Revelations In Obscurity.

Lead by guitarist and main songwriter Merel Bechtold of Delain, whom also performs in much respected bands MaYaN and The Gentle Storm/Anneke van Giersbergen, the energetic quintet from Holland, which now includes Delain drummer Joey de Boer is a force to be reckoned with. Combining Scandanavian metal influences with groove, ambiance, tone and melody, the band has unleashed a lyric video for "The Solipsist", which can be found below.

Seven years in the making, from the writing process up to the final mastering to launching a successful online crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo (raising over 18,000 Euros, thank you video here), along with increasing their funds through live performances, which saw them open for such bands as Opeth, Textures, Suicide Silence, Unearth and Attack Attack! plus an unforgettable slot at Wacken in 2014. Solipsis is 14 tracks of brutality blended with groove and emotion produced by Merel Bechtold with recording done at Mantis Audio Studio (Delain) and mastering by Jens Jorgen (Opeth, Arch Enemy, Soilwork).

“Really digging the album, honestly! You guys have managed to blend brutality with groove and emotion in a great way!” - Jens Bogren

Guitarist Merel Bechtold comments: "Solipsis is a guitar oriented record, is has been recorded as organic as possible: partly at home, partly at Mantis Audio Studio. The song ‘E.M.D.R.’ is written by fellow guitarist Michael van Eck. All the other songs were summoned by myself. The lyrics are written by vocalist J.D. Kaye. And even though the music isat times technical and challenging, it's undeniably driven by relentless groove, enhanced by hugely melodic passages, wonderful tone and moments of ambient clarity."

Solipsis will be available on CD, Vinyl plus as a digital release and is available for pre-order here. Their single "Terra Nil" is available for download and stream on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Spotify, Deezer.

The CD and Vinyl versions have slightly altered artwork. Merel Bechtold was responsible for its concept and bass player Frank van Leeuwen designed and finalized the covers.


"The Pragmatic"
"Crown Of Worms"
"The Sleep Of Reason"
"Trial & Error"
"Terra Nil"
"Phantom Limb"
"The Solipsist"
"The End"

"The Solipsist" lyric video:

"Terra Nil":


J.D. Kaye -­ Vocals
Merel Bechtold - Guitars
Michael van Eck - Guitars
Frank van Leeuwen - Bass
Joey de Boer - Drums
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ASESINO Feat. FEAR FACTORY Members: Video Of Fullerton Concert Available; Mexican Shows Announced

ASESINO, the death metal/grindcore project featuring FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares and FEAR FACTORY/ex-STATIC-X bassist Tony Campos (on bass/vocals), played a free show this past Tuesday, February 12 at Slidebar in Fullerton, California. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below.

ASESINO will return to Mexico this May, a little over half a year after canceling an appearance at the 2017 Knotfest México due to Cazares's broken leg.

ASESINO will play the following shows:

May 18 - Guadalajara - Foro Indepencia
May 19 - Monterrey - Cafe Iguana
May 20 - Mexico City - Carpas Astros

ASESINO has spent the last few years sporadically working on material for its long-awaited third album.

The band's second disc, "Cristo Satanico", came out in 2006.
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ESCAPE THE FATE Share New Track "Digging My Own Grave"; Audio

Escape The Fate are streaming the new track "Digging My Own Grave", which is available for fans to download as an instant grat when pre-ordering the new album I Am Human, out March 30th via Better Noise Records/Eleven Seven. Listen below. Pre-order the album here.

I Am Human sees Escape The Fate at their most raw, real, and relatable. Produced by Grammy Award-nominated super producer Howard Benson (My Chemical Romance, Adam Lambert), this record sees an evolution of Escape The Fate’s sound that brings the band back to the excitement of their roots.

“We’re getting older, and we’re changing - so our music should change with us,” singer Craig Mabbitt says, “At the same time, we rediscovered what made us who we are. I felt like I was 17-years-old again. I haven’t been this excited to release something since I first joined the band and we put out This War Is Ours.”


"Beautifully Tragic"
"Broken Heart"
"Four Letter Word"
"I Will Make It Up To You"
"Bleed For Me"
"Do You Love Me"
"I Am Human"
"If Only"
"Recipe For Disaster"
"Digging My Own Grave"
"Let Me Be"

"Digging My Own Grave":

"Broken Heart" lyric video:

"I Am Human" lyric video:

"Do You Love Me" lyric video:

“Empire” lyric video:

(Photo - Sean Edwards)
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NEAL MORSE Premiers "JoAnna" Music Video; New Album Out Now

Neal Morse has released a video for "JoAnna", a track from his new solo album, Life & Times, out now through Radiant Records via Metal Blade Records/SONY on all digital outlets, as well as CD and vinyl. Order the album here, and watch the Stephen Yake/Christian Rios-directed clip for "JoAnna" below.


"Livin’ Lightly"
"Good Love Is On The Way"
"Selfie In The Square"
"He Died At Home"
"She’s Changed Her Mind"
"Wave On The Ocean"
"You + Me + Everything"
"Lay Low"
"Old Alabama"
"If I Only Had A Day"

"JoAnna" video:

"Livin’ Lightly" video:

"He Died At Home" video:

Morse recently released a new promo video, in which he discusses his upcoming tour in support of his new album, Life & Times. Watch below:

Check out Neal Morse at the following tour stops (with more dates to be added in the coming weeks on his official website):

20 - Boston, MA - Club Passim
22 - Sellersville, PA - Sellersville Theater
23 - New York, NY - The Cutting Room

17 - Denver, CO - The Soiled Dove
22 - Decatur, GA - Eddie’s Attic
23 - Charlotte, NC - The Evening Muse
28 - Mesa, AZ - Make Weird Music HQ
30 - Whittier, CA - Whittier Theater

3 - San Francisco, CA - Hotel Utah
5 - Portland, OR - The Old Church Concert Hall
6 - Seattle, WA - The Triple Door
12 - Evanston, IL - Space
13 - St. Louis, MO - Blueberry Hill Duck Room
14 - Milwaukee, WI - Shank Hall
18 - Quebec City, QC - TBA
19 - Montreal, QC - TBA
21 - Toronto, ON - The Great Hall
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NEW YEARS DAY Unveil Details For Diary Of A Creep EP; "Disgust Me" Static Video Streaming

Orange County, California-based hard rock outfit, New Years Day, kicks off 2018 with a brand-new EP, a killer North American tour alongside In This Moment, all while continuing work on their new full-length release for a tentative fall release. New challenges and new worlds beckon, but first, it’s time for a celebratory look inward. This comes in the form of a brand new EP, Diary Of A Creep, which follows the tradition of landmark releases like Garage Days by Metallica by paying tribute to the artists who shaped the band, even as they continually redefine their music with each successive bold stage of their evolution.

Diary Of A Creep was released digitally January 26th via Century Media Records, in the UK a limited edition in the CD Jewelcase format is available as of today, February 16th. Diary Of A Creep kicks off with the brand-new, hard-hitting track, “Disgust Me”. Check out a static video for the track below:

Ash Costello (vocals) states: "I want to start by saying, it was incredibly difficult to narrow this down to the 5 songs I wanted to cover the most. Narrowing it down to 20 songs was hard! Let alone just 5. It felt very important to me to not only pay tribute to the artists that shaped who I am today, but to share it with all of you. It’s easy to dismiss where an artist has come from if you have no clue who they worshipped when they were just kids in school, dreaming of being a real musician someday. Honestly, everyday, I cant believe how far I’ve come and how absolutely happy I am that I get to share my music with whoever wants to listen, and these are just a few of the songs that helped me and shaped me along the way. When I was just a middle schooler, trying to get thru those horrible teenage years, I wish I had known then, that someday I would become of the heroes I looked up to, and it would be all thanks to YOU. I am grateful to you for listening and I hope you enjoy them as much as I do."

There’s “Only Happy When it Rains”, (featuring Lzzy Hale of Halestorm) a somber alt-rock anthem by the multiplatinum Garbage, the Shirley Manson fronted band, which includes songwriter and performer Butch Vig (who produced landmark albums by Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, Green Day, and Foo Fighters). There’s NYD's version of the Linkin Park mega-hit “Crawling”, with Costello putting her own spin on the fierce vocal delivery of the late Chester Bennington. There’s “Don’t Speak”, the smash ballad from No Doubt’s diamond-selling album Tragic Kingdom. Dark new wave finds its way into the EP via New Order’s “Bizarre Love Triangle”. On the other end of the New Years Day spectrum, there’s Pantera classic “Fucking Hostile”, now a staple of NYD’s live show.

Remaining New Years Day tour dates with In This Moment, P.O.D., and Ded are listed below.

17 - Kansas City, MO - Voodoo Lounge
18 - St. Paul, MN - The Palace

(Photo - Bryan Kirks of Enlighten Creative Studio)
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THUNDER Premiers "Backstreet Symphony" Video From Upcoming Live Release

On March 23rd, Thunder will release the brand new live set, Stage, via earMUSIC. A video for "Backstreet Symphony" from the release is available for streaming below.

Stage features hits from right across the band's career and includes fan-favorite classics, like "Backstreet Symphony," "Low Life In High Places," and "Love Walked In," and brings things right up to date with tracks from the 2017-released, Top 3 UK Chart Album Rip It Up, like the storming title track and "She Likes The Cocaine".

Thunder are, of course, a noted and globally in-demand live act.

Stage was captured at Cardiff Motorpoint Arena on March 24th, 2017 during the UK Tour; the band also played Europe, North America, and Asia, across Germany with Alice Cooper, at Planet Rock's Rockstock, and are preparing to fly to Japan for some January 2018 dates. This is a band that knows how to rock a crowd.

Frontman Danny Bowes says, "The Rip It Up album was so well-received - it was no surprise the tour was brilliant, too. We decided to include a Cardiff Motorpoint Arena show on the tour, purely because it was so good when we played there with Journey and Whitesnake in 2013. Capturing it as well turned out to be one of our better decisions, because the resulting film and album are a shining example of an organic 'coming together' of fans and a band. We've released a few live recordings over the years, but this is most definitely up there with the best of them. We're extremely pleased with it."

Stage will be available as a 2-CD + Blu-ray, 3-LP, DVD, Blu-ra,y and a Limited Edition Box Set.

The audio-visual formats will feature a host of bonus and interview material, whilst the Limited Edition Box Set will include also boast the full Live At The 100 Club set, the 29 Minutes Later acoustic set (only previously available as a Record Store Day release), and the documentary film A Difficult Day In January: Thunder In London.

Further details, including tracklistings and pre-orders, here.

Since forming in 1989, Thunder have established themselves at the top table of UK rock, notching up some 20 Top 50 singles and two Gold albums. The band's sound is a timeless marriage of unforgettable melodies and sheer rock power. Stage shows off not just an amazing catalogue of unforgettable rock hits, but just the sheer live power that Thunder possess.


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OCEANS OF SLUMBER Premier Music Video For "No Color, No Light" Single Featuring EVERGREY's TOM ENGLUND

Houston-based progressive metal outfit, Oceans Of Slumber, have released a video for their new single, “No Color, No Light”, featured on their upcoming album, The Banished Heart, to be released on March 2nd. The track features guest vocals by Evergrey’s Tom Englund.

Drummer Dobber comments, “‘No Color, No Light’ was the last song the band wrote for the album and our answer to love’s deathly bellows. A song about crossing into the darkness and chasing the shadows to find her or him. Would you answer the call? Don’t wait....”

"No Color, No Light" is available as a digital single on all download and streaming platforms and as an Instant Grat Track on iTunes and Amazon. Pre-orders for all physical formats of the album are also available. Use this link to direct you to selected download and streaming platforms or to pre-order a physical copy of the album.


"The Decay of Disregard"
"Fleeting Vigilance"
"At Dawn"
"The Banished Heart"
"The Watcher"
"A Path to Broken Stars"
"Howl of the Rougarou"
"Her in the Distance"
"No Color, No Light"
"Wayfaring Stranger"

"The Banished Heart" video:

“The Decay Of Disregard” video:

Oceans Of Slumber live:

2 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall (album release show)
3 - New York, NY - St. Vitus Bar (album release show)

6 - Nottingham, UK - Rock City
7 - Glasgow, UK - ABC1
8 - Bristol, UK - O2 Academy
10 - Dublin, Ireland - Tivoli
12 - Manchester, UK - O2 Ritz
13 - London, UK - O2 Forum

Oceans Of Slumber lineup:

Cammie Gilbert - Vocals
Anthony Contreras - Guitar
Sean Gary - Guitar
Keegan Kelly - Bass
Dobber Beverly - Drums


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THREE DAYS GRACE Streaming New Song "I Am An Outsider"

Three Days Grace, the internationally acclaimed and multi-platinum certified Canadian band with over a billion streams on Spotify, will release their new album, Outsider, on March 9th via RCA Records. Outsider is the sixth full-length album from the band, and is their latest since 2015’s chart-topping album Human.

The track "I Am An Outsider" is available for streamign below. Pre-order Outsider on all formats here.


"Right Left Wrong"
"The Mountain"
"I Am An Outsider"
"Nothing To Lose But You"
"Me Against You"
"Love Me Or Leave Me"
"Strange Days"
"Villain I’m Not"
"Chasing The First Time"
"The New Real"
"The Abyss"

"I Am An Outsider":

“The Mountain” video:

Tour dates:

20 - Tampa, FL - WXTB 98 Rockfest
21 - Orlando, FL - 101.1 WJRR Earthday Birthday
22 - Charleston, SC - WYBB 98 Rockfest

18 - Columbus, OH - Rock On The Range


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IRON ANGEL: 'Ministry Of Metal' Video

"Ministry Of Metal", the new video from IRON ANGEL, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Hellbound", which will be released on May 4 through Scandinavia's premiere metal-rock label Mighty Music.

IRON ANGEL is one of the true cult legends of the German speed metal genre. Formed in the Hamburg-area back in 1980 and known for two classic eighties metal album "Hellish Crossfire" from 1985 and "Winds Of War" from 1986 and a reputation as a staggering live band. The band has toured Germany with KING DIAMOND and in recent years has showed it is still a live band to reckon with at festivals like Metal Magic in 2016 and earlier this year at the Headbanger's Open Air in Germany. The band also recently toured South America with big succes.

Now the time has finally come for the long awaited comeback album from the band — the first studio effort in over 30 years!

"Hellbound" track listing:

01. Writing's On The Wall
02. Judgement Day
03. Hell And Back
04. Carnivore Flashmob
05. Blood And Leather
06. Deliverance In Black
07. Waiting For A Miracle
08. Hellbound
09. Purist Of Sin
10. Ministry Of Metal

IRON ANGEL lineup:

Dirk Schröder - vocals
Didy Mackel - bass
Mitsch Meyer - guitars
Robert Altenbach - guitars
Mäx Behr - drums


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SKINDRED Releases 'Machine' Music Video

Welsh "ragga metal" band SKINDRED has released a music video for its new single, "Machine". The clip features actor and stuntman Neil Chapelhow, best known for his work in the films "Wonder Woman" and "Fantastic Beasts".

The band states: "When we were told we were doing a video with the stunt team that's be behind the Marvel films, James Bond and the Bourne films, we knew we were in for a good time on the shoot. Throw in Gary from REEF and one of our fave bars in London (Big Red) and you have the ingredients for a really fun video. The idea is don't judge a book by its cover. SKINDRED is inclusive. Not exclusive. So when someone in a rock bar is being teased by some 'rockers' for not being the same as them, he hits back! In a big way!"

"Machine" features vocals by REEF frontman Gary Stringer and guitar by Phil Campbell of MOTÖRHEAD. The track was previously used as both the intro and outro theme to AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson's TV show "Cars That Rock".

"Machine" is taken from SKINDRED's upcoming album, "Big Tings", which will be released on April 27 via Napalm Records. A single,

Behind-the-scenes studio footage from the "Big Tings" recording sessions at Peter Gabriel's Real World studio in the village of Box, Wiltshire, England, can be seen below.

SKINDRED, along with producer James Loughrey and engineer Lee Slater, could not be more excited about what will be the band's seventh studio album.

Says SKINDRED guitarist Mikey Demus: "The name hopefully says it all. You can expect some seriously 'Big Tings' from SKINDRED on our next record. We've thrown away the rulebook and pushed ourselves harder than ever to create the biggest, baddest, and most banging songs we could muster. We can't wait to start unleashing this new stuff on the world, so prepare yourselves for some 'Big Tings'!"

Roaring and pounding, the follow-up to 2015's "Volume" is a magnificent beast churning out heavy, distortion-laden riff punches melting into vocalist Benji Webbe's frenzied rapping. Explosive metal and punk material rubs shoulders with smooth melodies — and, of course, SKINDRED wouldn't leave us on the dancefloor without a hefty helping of their trademark Godzilla-esquely huge choruses. Big songs, big sound, big tings!

SKINDRED will embark on a full U.K. tour in April with special guests CKY.


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XAEL Stream New Song "In The Hallows Of Pathos"

Recently signing to Vancouver, BC's Test Your Metal Records this past December, North Carolina sci-fi metallers Xael have their next track offering "In The Hallows Of Pathos" as part of their forthcoming sci-fi adventure album The Last Arbiter.

The track follows their previously unleashed story singles "Apathy Of The Immortal", "Watchers Of Xan", and "SRAI (Chained To The Demon Of Erring)", which are available for free download on Bandcamp.

The band comments: "Our music represents a dual mission in terms of its purpose. The songs represent both the sci-fi lore and serve as a conduit for our own emotions and life endeavors. 'In The Hollows Of Pathos' is about the immortal's specific weakness, which we call 'soul sickness'. This temporarily renders him unconscious and vulnerable as his immortality is only so, if he is in a conscious state.  Chained to him is ancient and insidious entity from antiquity that hungers to feed on his life essence as such he has to strive to overcome such. The song represents depression and the need to grow and overcome it as a disease."

Founded by Nassaru of Rapheumets Well / Enthean as well as Sorgiem “Daniel Presnell,” Tuurm “Alex Rush” from Enthean, and Xolotl “Fernando Ortega”, Xael's science fiction experience "Last Arbiter" is set for later release in 2018 via Test Your Metal Records. The overall summary of the album is the sky ghost, the wayfarer, the shadow of time, the exile; in which the many names he is called by yet for the Immortal, he is cursed to traverse the cosmos aimlessly, searching for an unattainable purpose. Chained to him is a beast, a demon from antiquity who the Immortal keeps as a reminder of his past.

The Last Arbiter audio story video:

"Apathy Of The Immortal" music video:

For further details, visit the official Xael Facebook page.

(Photo - Shannon Wells)

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LIGHT THE TORCH (Formerly DEVIL YOU KNOW) Introduce New Drummer In Revival Album Video Trailer

Light The Torch (formerly known as Devil You Know) will release their new album, Revival, via Nuclear Blast Entertainment on March 30th. The band has released this new trailer, in which they introduce new drummer, Mike "Scuzz" Sciulara.

Revival is available for pre-order here.
The album artwork, pictured below, was designed by Artusato.

Revival tracklisting:

"Die Alone"
"The God I Deserve"
"Calm Before The Storm"
"Raise The Dead"
"The Safety Of Disbelief"
"The Great Divide"
"The Bitter End"
"Lost In The Fire"
"The Sound Of Violence"
"Pull My Heart Out"
"Judas Convention"

"Die Alone" video:
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ENTRAILS Announce New Lineup

Swedish death metallers Entrails have announced the departure of singer / bassist Tommy, and drummer Martin from the band. Both have chosen to leave Entrails to have more time for their jobs and other bands.

The remaining members, Jimmy and Penki, didn't waste any time and have recruited new members to make sure not to miss any shows and keep the Entrails train rolling! The new maniacs in the band are Freddy Ortscheid on drums and Marcus Brorsson on guitars and backing vocals.

Freddy is known for drumming in bands like Still I Wither, Magic Kingdom and Omnicide. Comments Freddy: "I can proudly announce that I'm now the new official drummer for Entrails. I am both honored and exited for this - let the mayhem begin!"

Marcus is known as the guitarist in Soma and Omnicide and comments as follows: "I'm really psyched about joining Entrails and getting a chance to spread some old school Swedish death metal to the world. All for the sake of keeping it brutal."

Penki Samuelson will switch from guitars to main vocals and bass. This will bring back the sound to a more old school feeling.

Jimmy Lundqvist comments: "I know it's not optimal to change members, but when people leave, new guys had to be found to keep the band alive. With these new and damn good musicians onboard, we shall continue to spread the same old school feeling Entrails stands for!"

Penki Samuelson: "Markus and Freddy truly bring a new dimension to the band. Everything fell in place at first rehearsal and it sounds great and feels amazing!"

Entrails' next show is May 12th in Wien, Austria  at the Vienna Metal Meeting. Visit the official Entrails Facebook page for further details.



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BARREN EARTH Feat. KREATOR Guitarist SAMI YLI-SIRNIÖ: Lyric Video For 'Withdrawal' Song

Finnish progressive death metal band BARREN EARTH, which features in its ranks guitarist Sami Yli-Sirniö (KREATOR, WALTARI), will release its new album, "A Complex Of Cages", on March 30 via Century Media. The follow-up to 2015's "On Lonely Towers" was recorded at Woodshed Studios with producer Victor Bullok (a.k.a. V. Santura).

The official lyric video for the disc's new single, "Withdrawal", can be seen below.

Vocalist Jón Aldará comments: "For me, this truly feels like a transcendental album for us. The songwriting dynamics have changed quite drastically since 'On Lonely Towers', and even though every song is quite unmistakably BARREN EARTH, the album as a whole brings us towards something stranger. Lyrically, the album follows a theme that fits the instability of the music, namely the isolating aspect of suffering from different mental issues such as manic depression, psychopathy and agoraphobia."

Bassist Olli-Pekka Laine adds: "Like BARREN EARTH's previous works, the album's material varies from straightforward standards to experimental opuses. Still, the red line is there, and every song asserts its place in the whole. Brutal death metal, artsy prog rock, pompous melodies with dozens of layers... This music has been crafted without any external pressure, radiating utter spiritual liberation. Production-wise I see 'A Complex Of Cages' as an improved version of BARREN EARTH, thanks to V. Santura, who supervised the album making process and let us concentrate solely on composing, arranging and performing."


Marko Tarvonen - Drums
Olli-Pekka Laine - Bass
Antti Myllynen - Keyboards
Jón Aldará - Vocals
Sami Yli-Sirniö - Lead guitars
Janne Perttilä - Rhythm guitars
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RUMAHOY Premier "Quest For Heritage" Music Video

Rumahoy, the latest piratic addition to the Napalm Records roster, have released a video for "Quest For Heritage", featured on their album The Triumph Of Piracy. Order the album here, and watch the new clip below.


“Quest For Heritage”
“Forest Party”
“The Haitian Slam”
“Huffman, The Pirate King”
“Kill The Trolls”
“Netflix And Yarr”
“The Triumph Of Piracy”

“Quest For Heritage” video:

“AHOY!” lyric video:


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MARCO MENDOZA: Lyric Video For 'Sweetest Emotions'

Marco Mendoza will release his long-awaited new solo album, "Viva La Rock", on March 2 via Mighty Music. The disc was recorded in Copenhagen with the multi-talented producer and guitar player Søren Andersen (Glenn Hughes, Mike Tramp) at the helm. The Søren/Mendoza collaboration proved to be the right way forward with the chemistry exploding in the studio, writing and producing some of the finest new rock songs that are screaming out to be heard through a radio somewhere in the world.

The official lyric video for the song "Sweetest Emotions" can be seen below.

The new disc will be the first solo album in eight years from Mendoza, whose last effort, "Casa Mendoza", came out in 2010 via Mascot Records.

"Viva La Rock" is big, bad and beautiful. It reflects the larger-than-life personality of Mendoza, both on and off stage.

The Los Angeles native, who has a proud Spanish/Mexican heritage, is usually found holding down the bass rock foundation with artists like Neal Schon (JOURNEY), WHITESNAKE, THIN LIZZY, Ted Nugent and can currently be found with new classic rock champions THE DEAD DAISIES.

With a hard-working ethic that sees him constantly out on the road either with THE DEAD DAISIES or as a solo artist, he was delighted when Mighty Music offered him the opportunity to release an album that could propel his own brand of music to a wider public.

"I am really excited about the release of this album," says Marco. "It will be my first collection of new songs in seven years! I have been extremely busy with THE DEAD DAISIES since 2013 so when the opportunity to get some new music together came along, I jumped at it! I hope you guys have as much fun listening to it as I did recording it!"

With the title track, "Viva La Rock", thrusting out of the speakers as a worthy invitation to come and listen, Marco then takes you on a roller coaster of musical emotions and sounds with a number of potential hit singles like "Rocketman", "Sue Is On The Run" and the ballad "Leah". With a cauldron full of influences, including blues, funk and R&B, there is something for everyone that loves great music, and for good measure there a little of his past thrown in with a visit to "Chinatown" from THIN LIZZY, complete with a guest appearance by GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Richard Fortus and former WHITE LION singer Mike Tramp on additional vocals, then the Ted Nugent cover "Hey Baby".

"Viva La Rock" will be released on limited color LP, CD and digital.

Mendoza will support "Viva La Rock" with a European tour.

Photo by
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RIVERS OF NIHIL Release Playthrough Video For New Song "A Home"

On March 16th, Rivers Of Nihil will release their third full-length, Where Owls Know My Name, via Metal Blade Records. Whereas The Conscious Seed Of Light (2013) and Monarchy (2015) were thematically centered around spring and summer, respectively, Where Owls Know My Name represents the fall. And although that season is usually associated with death, for Rivers Of Nihil, the autumn serves as a rebirth.

Guitarists Jon Topore and Brody Uttley stopped by the Guitar World studio to play along to their new song "A Home". Watch below:

The new album can be ordered at in the following formats:

- CD
- Swamp green vinyl + download card (limited to 400 copies - USA exclusive)
- Olive green w/ black splatter vinyl + download card (limited to 300 copies - USA exclusive)
- Doublemint inside swamp green vinyl + download card (limited to 300 copies - USA exclusive)

* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

Where Owls Know My Name reunites Rivers Of Nihil with Monarchy producer Carson Slovak (August Burns Red, The Last Ten Seconds of Life) and Dan Seagrave, the storied artist behind such celebrated album covers as Entombed's Left Hand Path and Suffocation's Effigy of the Forgotten. The result is the Reading, PA quintet's most visceral, accomplished, and satisfying offering to-date.

Guitarist Brody Uttley comments:

"This record is Rivers Of Nihil being exactly who we want to be. Many bands get stuck in a comfortable routine of releasing the same album over and over again. Constantly relying on the same familiar formula may work for some bands, but it does not work for us. Music is art, and art is ever-changing. Without change, there is no progress. Without progress, the very fire that powers art and expression will die. This record is the sound of where we come from, where we are, and where we are going."

Adds bassist/vocalist Adam Biggs:

"This time around, the lyrics feel a little more personal than on previous albums. The story picks up several millennia after the events of 'Monarchy', where one person still remains alive, chosen by the planet to be the sole intelligent witness of its ultimate fate. But 'Where Owls Know My Name' is less about overarching narrative than our previous albums. The scenario is just a backdrop for the more emotional material we tried to put forth this time around. Ultimately, this is an album about loss, getting older, and reaching a point where death becomes a much more present part of your life."


“Cancer / Moonspeak”
“The Silent Life”
“A Home”
“Old Nothing”
“Subtle Change (Including The Forest Of Transition)”
“Terrestria III: Wither”
“Death Is Real”
“Where Owls Know My Name”
“Capricorn / Agoratopia”

“The Silent Life”:

To kick-off the album's release, Rivers of Nihil will embark on a North American tour this March/April with Dying Fetus, Thy Art Is Murder, Enterprise Earth, and Sanction.

15 - Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance
16 - Rochester, NY - Montage Music Hall
17 - Cleveland, OH - Agora
18 - Toronto, ON - Opera House
20 - Pontiac, MI - Crofoot
21 - Joilet, IL - The Forge
22 - Minneapolis, MN - Skyway
23 - Merriam, KS - Aftershock
24 - Denver, CO - Summit
27 - Portland, OR - Bossanova
28 - Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
30 - San Jose, CA - The Ritz
31 - Pomona, CA - Glasshouse

1 - Phoenix, AZ - Club Red
3 - Tulsa, OK - The Vanguard
4 - Springfield, MO - The Riff
6 - Knoxville, TN - International
7 - Miami, FL - The Ground
8 - Tampa, FL - Orpheum
9 - Birmingham, AL - Zydeco
10 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
11 - Jacksonville, FL - 1904
13 - Houston, TX - Come and Take It Live
14 - Austin, TX - Texas Independence Fest 2018
15 - Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey Live
17 - St. Louis, MO - Ready Room
18 - Columbus, OH - Skully's Music Diner
19 - Allentown, PA - One Centre Square
20 - Worcester, MA - New England Metal & Hardcore Fest 2019
21 - Asbury Park, NJ - House of Independence
22 - Amityville, NY - Revolution
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REBEL WIZARD Release New EP; Video Streaming

Rebel Wizard has release a new EP, titled Great addictions to blindingly dark, worldly life. Available now at Bandcamp, the extended play is a quadruple slasher that includes the mind-bending single, “There is a game of madness, and it was decided that you must keep on playing video". A video for the track can be see below.

All mastered at the mystifying hands of NKSV; Great addictions to blindingly dark, worldly life was recorded at Mountain Ash Studios and preludes the upcoming Rebel Wizard full length due out later this year.

EP tracklisting:

"The sickness of all knowledge"
"There is a game of madness, and it was decided that you must keep on playing"
"Real happiness in killing enjoyment"
"Great addictions to blindingly dark, worldly life"

"There is a game of madness, and it was decided that you must keep on playing" video:

Get your copy now at Bandcamp. Available on all other digital outlets Friday, February 16th.
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DESTRUCTION Performs "Mad Butcher" At Wacken Open Air 2007; Rare Video Streaming

Destruction performed the teutonic thrash classic, "Mad Butcher", in front of a enthusiastic audience at Germany's Wacken Open Air festival in the summer of 2007. Check out this rare video footage:

After joining Destruction back in 2010, drummer Wawrzyniec "Vaaver" Dramowicz recently announced that he will be parting ways with the group in March after eight years. His departure from the band is due to family reasons.

Here is his explanation: "It is never easy to make hard decisions. It is time for me to part ways with Destruction - the band that has hosted me for nearly a decade; my brothers, my best buddies. Above all, these guys are great musicians that I have enjoyed countless performances with. 8 years with Destruction means more than words can describe. We shared the stage more than 500 times, travelled to the moon and back at least twice! It is time to drift my career towards more calm waters which surround my family. At the same time, Destruction needs to explore new exciting and challenging stages of their career.

"I would like to thank Schmier and Mike for giving me the opportunity to be a part of Destruction. I tried my best to enhance the band's sound and groove with my skills. I could see the fans' reactions around the world that came to the gigs and the signing sessions with tears in their eyes... just happy to see the band they had listened to since the beginning of the 80's. It has been a truly unforgettable experience! I wish you guys all the best. I know you will find the right replacement with the skills and dedication that you deserve for your incredible band.

"I am not quitting my profession either. It is just a change in life that we all sometimes go through and have to adjust to new circumstances. Hope we meet again one day or night on your rough Destruction seas! Thank you Schmier and Mike!"

To be clear, all shows will still be going ahead with Vaaver playing with Destruction until March. Randy Black, who already replaced him on his baby-break, will step in for the shows after March, until the band has decided who will be Vaaver's worthy successor.

Destruction vocalist Schmier added: "There is not much more to add in this moment of sorrow. We all know it really sucks to separate with people you cherish for reasons beyond control. So 'family first' is something we all have to accept. Vaaver was not just the best drummer we ever had and I don't wanna diminish the dignity of any of our old drummers here, but he also was a killer dude and a great friend. So yes, this really hurts… of course he will stay a part of our clan and the big Destruction family! Cheers for all those fantastic years, our paths will definitely cross again and all the best for your future Vaavski!"

Vaaver's last gig with the band will be on March 24th at the No Playback Festival in Kalsruhe, Germany.

(Photo - Bianca Berger)


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METALLICA Covers VASCO ROSSI Classic At Turin Concert (Video)

According to, Robert Trujillo and Kirk Hammett performed a cover of Vasco Rossi's "C'è Chi Dice No" during METALLICA's February 10 concert in Turin, Italy. Fan-filmed video footage of their rendition can be seen below.

Italy's most famous pop-rock singer-songwriter, Rossi in 2017 broke the Italian record for most tickets sold for a single concert, with 220,000 people attending his show in Modena. The singer's roots were in rock in the late seventies, but in recent decades has turned his attention to pop and commercial music, despite keeping a "rocking" backing band, which includes Stef Burns (who has previously worked with Y&T and ALICE COOPER) and Matt Laug (ALICE COOPER and SLASH'S SNAKEPIT). He has no known connections to heavy metal, and the choice of METALLICA's cover left many people scratching their heads.

METALLICA's show in Turin was also notable for the inclusion of the 1986 classic "Orion" as an homage to the band's late bassist Cliff Burton, who would have celebrated his 56th birthday on that day.

METALLICA's February 1 show in Lisbon, Portugal kicked off the 2018 European leg of the group's "WorldWired" tour, which will run through May 11 in Helsinki, Finland.

The first European leg of METALLICA's "WorldWired" tour launched in Copenhagen, Denmark on September 2 and ran through November 3.

The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame band is touring in support of its tenth studio album, "Hardwired... To Self-Destruct", which came out in November 2016.


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DEE SNIDER: Pro-Shot Footage Of HARD ROCK HELL XI Performance

Professionally filmed video footage of Dee Snider's performance at the Hard Rock Hell XI festival, which was held last November at Camp HRH in Pwllheli, North Wales can be seen below.

The TWISTED SISTER frontman recently finished laying down the final vocal tracks for his upcoming solo album. The as-yet-untitled disc, which is being produced by HATEBREED vocalist Jamey Jasta, will tentatively feature contributions from Howard Jones (ex-KILLSWITCH ENGAGE), Mark Morton (LAMB OF GOD), Joel Grind and Nick Bellmore (TOXIC HOLOCAUST) and Charlie Bellmore (KINGDOM OF SORROW). Songtitles set to appear on the LP include "American Made" and "Lies Are A Business".

In an interview with Poughkeepsie radio station 101.5 WPDH, Snider discussed how his pairing with Jasta came to be. "I decided to do a very aggressive metal record — a true metal record," he said. "Jamey is a fan of mine, and I was on his podcast, and he literally challenged me on the air. He said, 'Dude, you're iconic. I think you need to do a true metal record. Think Rob Halford's 'Resurrection', think in that direction. I go, 'Well, what do you got in mind?' He goes, 'Dude, I will produce it, and I've got songs, and I've got people stumbling over each other to write a song for Dee Snider.' Then he just started sending me music. The new stuff is powerful; it's great."

Snider's last solo album, "We Are The Ones", was released in October 2016 via Red River Records (distributed by BFD/RED). Produced by Damon Ranger, the disc was described by Dee as "an album that is think part FOO FIGHTERS, part IMAGINE DRAGONS, part THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS."

TWISTED SISTER called it quits in 2016 after completing a farewell 40th-anniversary tour.
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SMASHING PUMPKINS Confirm Reunion, Announce 'Shiny And Oh So Bright Tour'

Grammy Award-winning, acclaimed alternative rock pioneers THE SMASHING PUMPKINS today announced the "Shiny And Oh So Bright Tour", their first tour in nearly 20 years to feature founding members Billy Corgan, Jimmy Chamberlin and James Iha. Produced by Live Nation, the 36-city tour will kick off in Glendale, Arizona on July 12 and visit North American arenas throughout the summer. Tickets for the "Shiny And Oh So Bright Tour" will go on sale to the general public starting next Friday, February 23 at 10:00 a.m. local time and be available at, and via the Live Nation app.

"Some 30 years ago, as THE SMASHING PUMPKINS, James Iha and I began a musical journey in the cramped rear bedroom of my father's house. And so it's magic to me that we're able to coalesce once more around the incredible Jimmy Chamberlin, to celebrate those songs we've made together," shared Corgan.

The band broke news of the tour this morning with a dramatic video featuring original "Siamese Dream" album cover stars Ali Laenger and LySandra Roberts. Watch the clip below.

The monumental "Shiny And Oh So Bright Tour", which coincides with the 30th anniversary of the band's formation, will highlight music from the group's inception through 2000, and will exclusively feature material from their groundbreaking debut "Gish" through "Siamese Dream", "Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness", "Adore" and "Machina". Longtime SMASHING PUMPKINS guitarist Jeff Schroeder will also take part, as the band moves to a three-guitar lineup to better emulate the signature tones and textures of their albums.

"This show and staging will be unlike any we've ever done, and will feature a set unlike any we've ever played. For if this is a chance at a new beginning, we plan on ushering it in with a real bang," added Corgan.

Earlier in the week, SMASHING PUMPKINS denied claims by original bassist D'arcy Wretzky that an invite for her to join the reunited band was later rescinded.

D'arcy alleged in an interview with BlastEcho that Corgan sent her a contract that was agreed upon, but a month later, he told her "that wasn't a real offer." She said: "My apologies to all of the SMASHING PUMPKINS fans out there who are excited about this oncoming reunion tour of the original members of the band. I know this is a huge disappointment for me, as well, but it's not going to happen."

SMASHING PUMPKINS later released a statement claiming that Wretzky had "repeatedly been invited out to play with the group, participate in demo sessions, or at the very least, meet face to face, and in each and every instance, she always deferred."

Corgan, Iha and Chamberlin make up three-quarters of the PUMPKINS' charter lineup, with only Wretzky missing.

Although Iha played a handful of shows with the PUMPKINS in 2016, this will mark the first time he's recorded and toured with the band since 2000. Chamberlin has toured with the PUMPKINS for the last couple of years but last recorded with the group in 2007.

THE SMASHING PUMPKINS are represented by Velvet Hammer Music And Management Group.

Tour dates:

Jul. 12 - Glendale, AZ @ Gila River Arena
Jul. 14 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake Energy Arena
Jul. 16 - Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center
Jul. 17 - Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
Jul. 18 - Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
Jul. 20 - Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
Jul. 21 - Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
Jul. 22 - Atlanta, GA @ Infinite Energy Arena
Jul. 24 - Miami, FL @ AmericanAirlines Arena
Jul. 25 - Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena
Jul. 27 - Baltimore, MD @ Royal Farms Arena
Jul. 28 - Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
Jul. 29 - Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
Jul. 31 - Boston, MA @ TD Garden
Aug. 01 - New York City, NY @ Madison Square Garden
Aug. 04 - Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
Aug. 05 - Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
Aug. 07 - Montreal, QC @ Centre Bell
Aug. 08 - Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
Aug. 11 - Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
Aug. 13 - Chicago, IL @ United Center
Aug. 16 - Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
Aug. 17 - Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Aug. 19 - St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
Aug. 20 - Omaha, NE @ CenturyLink Center
Aug. 21 - Sioux Falls, SD @ Denny Sanford Premier Center
Aug. 24 - Seattle, WA @ KeyArena
Aug. 25 - Portland, OR @ Moda Center
Aug. 27 - Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
Aug. 28 - Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
Aug. 30 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
Sep. 01 - San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
Sep. 02 - Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena
Sep. 04 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena
Sep. 05 - Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
Sep. 07 - Boise, ID @ Ford Idaho Center


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