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Metal Blade Records to be inducted into “The Hall of Heavy Metal History”

As part of Metal Blade Records’ 35th anniversary celebration in 2017, “The Hall of Heavy Metal History” will induct the label at an all-star ceremony, which takes place on Wednesday, January 18th at the Anaheim Expo Center in Anaheim, CA. Hosted by television and radio legend Eddie Trunk, the awards show will also feature performances by the Dio Disciples (with Craig Goldy, Simon Wright, Scott Warren, Bjorn Englen, Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens, and Joe Retta), Ross “The Boss” (with iconic guitarist Ross ‘The Boss’ Friedman, Rhino, vocalist Marc Lopes, and Mike LePond), among others. Proceeds from the event will benefit the “Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund”.

See below for the 2017 “Hall of Heavy Metal History” inductees:
–Ronnie James Dio, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio (with Wendy Dio accepting the induction)
–Metal Blade Records (with Brian Slagel accepting the induction)
–Scorpions (with drummer Mikkey Dee accepting the induction)
–Rainbow Bar and Grill (with Rainbow Bar and Grill owner Mikael Maglieri accepting the induction)
–Lemmy Kilmister, MotorHead (with Manager Todd Singerman accepting the induction)
–Ross “The Boss” Friedman, formerly of Manowar
–Rudy Sarzo, formerly of Ozzy Osbourne and Whitesnake
–Frankie Banali, of Quiet Riot (along with a special 33rd anniversary induction of Quiet Riot, as the first band to achieve the #1 heavy metal album status)
–Vinny Appice, formerly of Black Sabbath and Dio
–Don Airey of Deep Purple
–Andy Zildjian, President/CEO of Sabian Cymbals
–Randy Rhoads, Ozzy Osbourne (with the Rhoads family members accepting the induction)

Metal Blade Records CEO/founder Brian Slagel comments: “We are totally honored to be inducted into such a great organization. I am awestruck at the names that stand beside us, and so thankful for everyone who has helped us along the way. Huge thanks to all at the ‘Hall of Heavy Metal History’ for this great honor.”

MAYHEM: De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas Alive Out Now And Streaming

Norwegian black metal icons MAYHEM are commemorating the release of their 1994 landmark De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas full-length. In celebration of its release, the band has self-issued De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas Alive. Captured live in Norrköping, Sweden last year during the band’s headlining set at the Black Christmass Festival, the show marked MAYHEM’s first time ever playing De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas in full.

De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas Alive was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Tore Stjerna and NBS Audio and produced by vocalist Attila Csihar and guitarist Teloch with light production by Anne Weckstrom, stage design and production by Jonas Svensson, video recording by Thornfields Production and video editing by Tamàs Tarczi. The offering is available now on CD, LP, and DVD (the first 1000 copies are numbered) as well as digitally.

Sample De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas Alive footage of “From The Dark Past,” “Life Eternal,” and “Freezing Moon” below;

MAYHEM will march their way across North America next month performing De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas in its monumental entirety. Set to commence on January 20th in Montreal, Quebec, the headlining tour will pillage its way through two-dozen cities, the trek coming to a close on February 19th in New York, New York. Support will be provided by Black Anvil and Inquisition.
MAYHEM w/ Black Anvil, Inquisition:
1/20/2017 Club Solda – Montreal, QC
1/21/2017 Phoenix Theater – Toronto, ON
1/22/2017 Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
1/23/2017 Metro – Chicago, IL
1/24/2017 Turner Hall Ballroom – Milwaukee, WI
1/25/2017 Mill City Nights – Minneapolis, MN
1/27/2017 Gothic Theater – Denver, CO
1/28/2017 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
1/30/2017 Marquee – Calgary, AB
1/31/2017 Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB
2/02/2017 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
2/03/2017 Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC
2/04/2017 Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
2/06/2017 Social Hall SF – San Francisco, CA
2/07/2017 The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
2/08/2017 Club Red – Phoenix, AZ
2/10/2017 Alamo Music Hall – San Antonio, TX
2/11/2017 Trees – Dallas, TX
2/13/2017 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
2/14/2017 Throne Theater – Wilmington, NC
2/15/2017 The Howard Theater – Washington, DC
2/16/2017 Theatre Of The Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
2/17/2017 The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY
2/18/2017 Royale – Boston, MA
2/19/2017 Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE AND ANTHRAX TO CO-HEADLINE SPRING 2017 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR — “KILLTHRAX”

Metalcore forefathers Killswitch Engage and thrash legends Anthrax announce today that they will hit the road this Spring to co-headline a 27-date North American tour, presented by SiriusXM. The bands’ itinerary will also include an April 15 appearance at the Texas Independence Festival in Austin, as well as each band headlining two solo shows separate from the double bill.

With KsE and Anthrax rotating the closing slot over the course of the dates, the tour will hit the ground on March 29 in Montclair, NJ and then criss-cross the continent, wrapping up in Boston on May 7. The intense and dynamic The Devil Wears Prada will provide direct support on all dates.

Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday, Dec. 16 at 10AM local time. Log on to the KsE site, the Anthrax site, or the TDWP site for all details regarding ticket purchasing and pre-sales.

Killswitch Engage released the universally regarded Incarnate (Roadrunner) this past March, which debuted #6 on the Billboard 200, and #1 on Billboard?s Hard Rock Album chart. 2016 also saw KsE appearing on a Stars Wars-themed Revolver cover, staging an unforgettable and intimate, five-club NYC takeover for album release week, and embarking on an impressive Incarnate World Tour. On November 25, the band released Beyond the Flames: Home Video Vol. II on Blu-ray, a treasure trove of gripping content, containing over 3.5 hours of footage. At the heart of this release is a 75-minute documentary that chronicles the return of original vocalist Jesse Leach, after nearly a decade away, to the band he helped form back in 1999. It picks up right where their 2005 {Set This} World Ablaze release left off, revealing the rest of the untold KsE story.

For Anthrax, these dates are in support of the band’s critically-celebrated 11th album, For All Kings (Megaforce), released last February. Celebrating its 35th anniversary, 2016 has been action-packed for Anthrax. For All Kings debuted at #1 on Billboard?s Hard Rock Albums chart and #9 on the Billboard 200, the band’s second Top 10 chart entry. Two striking music videos made with director Jack Bennett, one over-the-top grizzly, the other an innovative stop-motion piece, an appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers that paired the band with the iconic Robert De Niro, and sharing stages with bands like Iron Maiden, Lamb of God, Avenged Sevenfold, and fellow Big Four members, Slayer were just a few of the highlights.

“Anthrax and Killswitch will be a really good blend for fans,” said Anthrax’s Charlie Benante. “We both play metal, but we play two different forms of the genre. I think fans of both bands are in for a ‘Total Explosion of the Senses.'” Added the band’s Frank Bello, “This Anthrax/KSE tour is a powerful ball of energy ready to unleash the metal in the U.S.”

“Anthrax and Killswitch ? KillThrax! Holy crap!,” said Scott Ian. “I am so excited about these upcoming shows with our old friends Killswitch Engage. Get out your pit pants and start stretching now for all the glorious action and fun!”

KsE singer Jesse Leach echoed Anthrax’s enthusiasm about the upcoming trek, saying, “We are so stoked to tour with thrash legends Anthrax! We are sure this will bring a powerhouse of a live show with the combination of both bands. This is, hands down, the most excited we’ve been to tour alongside a band in a long while. This will be one you won’t want to miss. KillThrax is coming for you!!!!”

Confirmed dates for the KsE and Anthrax tour are as follows.

MARCH
29 ? The Wellmont Theatre, Montclair, NJ *
30 ? Express Live, Columbus, OH **
31 ? Arcada Theater, St. Charles, IL (Anthrax only)
31 ? The International, Knoxville, TN (KsE only)

APRIL
1? Little River Casino, Manistee, MI (Anthrax only)
1 ? Norva, Norfolk, VA (KsE only)
3 ? The Fillmore, Silver Springs, MD *
4 ? The Dome, Wallingford, CT *
5 ? Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA **
7 ? 20 Monroe Live, Grand Rapids, MI *
8 ? The Fillmore, Detroit, MI **
9 ? Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA *
11 ? The Ritz, Raleigh, NC **
12 ?Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA **
13 ? House of Blues, Orlando, FL *
15 ? Texas Independence Festival, Austin, TX **
16 ? Boggus Ford Events Center, Pharr, TX **
17 ? House of Blues, Houston, TX *
18 ? House of Blues, Dallas, TX **
20 ? The Marquee, Phoenix, AZ *
22 ? The Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA **
23 ? The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA **
25 ? Showbox SoDo, Seattle, WA *
26 ? Roseland Theatre, Portland, OR **
28 ? Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, CO *
29 ? Sokol Auditorium, Omaha, NE **
30 ? Midland Theatre, Kansas City, MO *

MAY
1 ? The Pageant, St. Louis, MO **
3 ? Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, ON, CANADA **
5 ? Paramount Theatre, Huntington, NY **
6 ? Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park, NY *
7 ? House of Blues, Boston, MA *

* ? KsE closes
** ? Anthrax closes

ABOUT KILLSWITCH ENGAGE:
Formed in 1999 out of western Massachusetts, Killswitch Engage are often credited as one of the most influential metal acts in the last 20 years. Twice Grammy-nominated, they’ve sold over 3 million records worldwide, with The End of Heartache and As Daylight Dies both certified Gold in the U.S. The band has enjoyed multiple Top 10-charting albums, with 2016’s Incarnate (March 11/Roadrunner) landing at #6 on the Billboard Top 200, #1 on the Current Rock Albums chart, and debuting at #1 overall in Canada, #5 in Australia, and #10 in both the UK and Germany, a testament to the band’s international reach.

As cofounders of Killswitch Engage, guitarist/backing vocalist Adam Dutkiewicz, guitarist Joel Stroetzel, bassist Mike D?Antonio, and lead vocalist Jesse Leach (who returned four years ago after a decade-long absence) together with longtime drummer Justin Foley continue to make trend-resistant, timeless heavy music that feeds the soul, touches the heart, and strengthens the mind. Spending much of their career on the road, Killswitch Engage have enjoyed premium slots on major U.S. tours, including OzzFest, Warped Tour, Taste of Chaos, Rockstar Energy Mayhem Fest, Music As a Weapon, and Trespass America, as well as countless international festivals around the globe. Having shared the stage with acts ranging from Rise Against to Slayer, the diversity and versatility of their touring is unparalleled. Their songs have been featured on Guitar Hero III, Rock Band, John Madden, the Resident Evil III soundtrack, and as entrance music for WWE wrestling champ CM Punk.

ABOUT ANTHRAX:
As part of the band?s 35th anniversary year, Anthrax released one of 2016?s most-anticipated metal/thrash albums, For All Kings (February 26/Megaforce in North America/Nuclear Blast internationally), that debuted at #1 on Billboard?s Hard Rock Chart and at #9 on Billboard’s Top 200, becoming Anthrax’s highest-charting album in more than two decades. Written by drummer Charlie Benante, bassist Frank Bello and guitarist Scott Ian, the dynamic triumvirate whose unique composition chemistry is, in part, what sets Anthrax’s music apart from other bands’ in the same genre, combined with Joey Belladonna’s breathtaking vocals and the searing guitar leads by newest member Jonathan Donais, it’s no wonder the album and the band?s live shows have consistently received tremendous reviews.

Over its 35-year career, Anthrax has been a pioneering band with its unique style, sound and heavy brand of thrash metal, and, as Metallica’s Kirk Hammett put it, “one can hear their influence on any number of up and coming bands.? Anthrax has sold in excess of 10-million units, received multiple Gold and Platinum certifications, six Grammy nominations and a host of other accolades from the media, industry and fans. From the race and genre barriers Anthrax helped break down in 1988 when they collaborated with Public Enemy on “Bring The Noise,” to becoming a card-carrying member of The Big Four – with Metallica, Slayer and Megadeth – as one of the four bands that defined the speed/thrash metal genre, to being the first metal band to have its music heard on Mars when NASA played “Got The Time” to wake up the Mars Rover, Anthrax continues to break ground and innovate.

CANDIRIA PREMIERE “WANDERING LIGHT” VIDEO

Brooklyn’s own Candiria have partnered with DecibelMagazine.com to bring you the video for “Wandering Light,” another powerful track off their new record While They Were Sleeping. It’s a concept album conceived by the band’s lead vocalist Carley Coma that tells the tale of a failed musician who rises up against a monarchy in New York City.

Candiria guitarist John LaMacchia comments: “‘Wandering Light’ is one of my favorite songs off of the new album so I am very happy it was included in the live Spaceman Sound Studio sessions. This version of the song includes an additional musical section that I feel adds another layer of excitement to the performance.”

About the song, Metal Hammer UK wrote, “‘Wandering Light’ encapsulates the quintet’s startling chemistry, as churning brutality morphs seamlessly into a brief, jazz interlude and back again, the whole thing sounding like nothing else on Earth: brave, smart, adventurous and joyously contrary to mainstream metal’s current creative inertia. But then Candiria were this brilliant 20 years ago too. Wake up, folks: herein lies genius.”

Fresh off a successful North America headline tour in support of the album, the band will head back out on the road again this upcoming January and February. “Candiria is extremely excited to get back on the road for the upcoming regional dates that we have scheduled,” asserts LaMacchia. “The band has been getting acquainted with both new and old material that we are looking forward to incorporating in our live set.”

See below for all dates.

CANDIRIA WINTER 2017 TOUR DATES:

CANDIRIA TOUR DATES:
1/19 ? Baltimore, MD ? Ottobar
1/20 ?Trenton, NJ ? Backstage at Championship
1/21 – Amityville, NY ? Amityville Music Hall
1/22 ? Boston, MA ? Great Scott
2/2 ? Santa Cruz, CA ? Catylyst Atrium
2/3 ? Sacramento, CA ? Blue Lamp
2/4 ? San Francisco, CA ? Bottom Of The Hill
2/5 ? Los Angeles, CA ? Complex
2/16 ? Pittsburgh, PA ? Smalls (Supporting ZAO)

ABOUT CANDIRIA:
Since their inception in 1992, Candiria have been lauded for their ability to mesh decidedly different styles in a seamless way. They were named one of the “10 Most Important Bands in Metal” by Rolling Stone back in 1999 for consistently releasing music that challenges listeners, thrills critics, and – most importantly – attracts a legion of dedicated, diehard fans. Their latest album, While They Were Sleeping, continues that legacy, with Pitchfork hailing the band as one of “the most convincingly flexible acts that metal and hardcore have ever seen”.

WHITECHAPEL, CATTLE DECAPITATION, GOATWHORE, And ALLEGAEON To Tour The US This Spring

To commemorate Metal Blade Records? 35th anniversary in 2017, four bands from the label?s much-celebrated roster will come together for a special US tour this March: WHITECHAPEL, CATTLE DECAPITATION, GOATWHORE, and ALLEGAEON. The tour will run from February 22nd in Boston, Massachusetts through March 16th in New Orleans, Louisiana.  See below for all confirmed dates.

WHITECHAPEL, CATTLE DECAPITATION, GOATWHORE, ALLEGAEON
Celebrating Metal Blade Records? 35th Anniversary:
2/22/2017 Brighton Music Hall ? Boston, MA
2/23/2017 Theatre Of Living Arts ? Philadelphia, PA
2/24/2017 The Fillmore ? Silver Spring, MD
2/25/2017 Irving Plaza ? New York, NY
2/26/2017 House Of Blues ? Cleveland, OH
2/28/2017 St. Andrew?s Hall ? Detroit, MI
3/01/2017 Deluxe @ Old National Centre ? Indianapolis, IN
3/02/2017 Bogart?s ? Cincinnati, OH
3/03/2017 Mercury Ballroom ? Louisville, KY
3/04/2017 House Of Blues ? Chicago, IL
3/08/2017 Belasco Theater ? Los Angeles, CA
3/09/2017 House Of Blues ? San Diego, CA
3/10/2017 The Fillmore ? San Francisco, CA
3/11/2017 Ace Of Spades ? Sacramento, CA
3/14/2017 House Of Blues ? Houston, TX
3/15/2017 House Of Blues ? Dallas, TX
3/16/2017 House Of Blues ? New Orleans, LA

After headlining the Impericon Never Say Die! European tour with Thy Art Is Murder, Carnifex, Fallujah, and more last month, WHITECHAPEL is ready to head out on the road again, in support of their new album, Mark Of The Blade. Hailed as ?an exciting milestone? by AltPress, Mark Of The Blade sees WHITECHAPEL redefine who they are and what they are capable of with 11 tracks that leave a distinct impression on every listener.

CATTLE DECAPITATION recently joined forces with Brujeria for a UA tour in support of their most recent full-length, 2015?s The Anthropocene Extinction. As the most sonically and thematically engrossing record of CATTLE DECAPITATION?s maniacal discography, The Anthropocene Extinction was named one of the best albums of the year by Loudwire, MetalSucks, and MetalInjection, among many others.

Currently on the road with Crowbar following a crushing Ozzfest performance, GOATWHORE is currently finishing up work on their seventh studio album, which was recorded and is being mixed entirely in analog format. Their previous record, 2014?s Constricting Rage Of The Merciless, was crowned their most, ?varied record to date, as well as their strongest,? by Pitchfork and, ?unrelentingly pummeling and brutally oppressive,? by PopMatters.

Since the release of their new album, Proponent For Sentience, this past September, ALLEGAEON has shared the stage with the likes of Black Sabbath, Disturbed, Megadeth, and more at Ozzfest Meets Knotfest, as well as joined labelmates Battlecross and Necromancing the Stone for the annual Winter Warriors Tour.

NORTHERN INVASION BAND LINEUP ANNOUNCED

Soundgarden and Kid Rock will headline the third annual Northern Invasion, Saturday, May 13 and Sunday, May 14 at Somerset Amphitheater in Somerset, WI.

Northern Invasion hosts the biggest rock bands for over twelve hours each day on three stages, and offers a top tier campground experience. In 2016, Northern Invasion expanded to two full days, with over 45,000 in attendance.

The powerful music lineup for Northern Invasion 2017 is as follows: Soundgarden, Kid Rock, Godsmack, The Offspring, Bush, Papa Roach, Alter Bridge, The Pretty Reckless, Amon Amarth, Opeth, In Flames, Gojira, Pierce The Veil, Sum 41, The Struts, Motionless In White, The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Story So Far, Nothing More, Fozzy, Every Time I Die, Rival Sons, Attila, Starset, I Prevail, Dinosaur Pile-Up, Volumes, Bad Omens, As Lions, Radkey, Dorothy, Sylar, Wage War, Bleeker, Goodbye June, Badflower, The Charm The Fury, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Citizen Zero, and more.

“Looking forward to bringing the Smack to Northern Invasion,? said Godsmack?s Sully Erna. It?ll be awesome to share the stage with so many great artists.”

Gavin Rossdale of Bush said, ?We are so excited to come play the Northern Invasion. So many killer bands I want to see?starting with Soundgarden. We plan on bringing the fire.?

Those looking for an expanded festival experience are invited to purchase hotel, camping and VIP packages. Available camping packages (RV and tent options for 3 nights) include Groupie, Roadie, Star, and Ultimate Package at Float Rite Park. Hotel packages offered for 3 nights are: Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum. All camping and hotel packages include a $25 festival merchandise voucher for each person. For details on each package, visit NorthernInvasion.com.

The Northern Invasion public onsale is Friday, December 16 at 10:00 AM CST. Beginning at that time, ticket prices will increase, so fans are encouraged to buy during the presale. At the public onsale, prices will be as follows:

Weekend General Admission: $99.50
Weekend General Admission Ticket 4-Pack: $359.00
Weekend VIP: $199.50
*** Ticket prices do not include fees.***

As in the past, General Admission ticket discounts will also be available for active military through Northern Invasion partner GovX.

Northern Invasion is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents and AEG Live and is part of the World’s Loudest Month concert series, which features the biggest names in rock music performing in eight distinct U.S. concert atmospheres in during six consecutive weekends in April, May and June of 2017.

Northern Invasion is supported by our rockin? sponsors: Monster Energy, Zippo, Pabst Brewing Company, and Jack Daniel?s. These partners, along with many others, will feature interactive experiences, artist meet & greets, and other unique fan engagement opportunities throughout the festival.

Somerset Amphitheater has been a favorite Midwest music venue since the late ’80s. Located on the Apple River and less than 40 minutes from the Twin Cities, for years it has served as a summer hub for music and camping for those from Minnesota, Wisconsin and beyond.

Megadeth Nominated For Grammy Award For ‘Best Metal Performance’

GLOBAL METAL PIONEERS MEGADETH NOMINATED FOR GRAMMY AWARD FOR
?BEST METAL PERFOMANCE?
Megadeth Wrap Up The Year With Performances at the Revolver Awards Show
and ?Late Night with Seth Meyers?

Thrash Metal pioneers MEGADETH have been nominated for a 2017 GRAMMY® Award for Best Metal Performance for the title track from their new album Dystopia.

?Last time we were nominated I was at the awards talking with Kenny G and I said how we?d been nominated a lot, but hadn?t won it yet. He said, ?Don?t feel bad, it took me 21 times to win my first one!? This has been such an incredible year for Megadeth. With so many milestones, and so many individual and group awards, to now have this honor of being nominated again is the grand finale to the most perfect campaign. We are very appreciative and thankful to all of our peers and contemporaries that are voting for the 2017 Grammy?s.? ? Dave Mustaine, founder Megadeth.

MEGADETH kicked off 2016 with their new album release, Dystopia. The album debuted No. 3 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, alongside Adele and Justin Bieber, No.1 on the Hard Music/Top Rock Chart, No. 2 Top Album Sales Chart, peaked at No. 27 at radio, and marked the highest charting album for MEGADETH since 1992?s Countdown To Extinction, which debuted at No. 2.

Always discovering and presenting new experiences for their fans, MEGADETH debuted a special edition package featuring a groundbreaking Virtual Reality experience. The band headed into a customized VR set-up with director Blair Underwood where they performed and filmed songs from their album within the fallen city of a dystopian world modeled after the world created in MEGADETH?s music video for ?The Threat Is Real.? Their cutting-edge package, campaign and partnership with new technology company earned them the prestigious SILVER CLIO for their collaborative project in the world of music marketing and advertising. MEGADETH joined other Silver Clio winners including Walt Disney Records for Star Wars, Intel for Lady Gaga, Coke, KitKat, Samsung for Rihanna, JBL and more.

Their album and world tour were met with overwhelming praise including:

?Vital and menacing thrash?Megadeth sound
reborn on Dystopia? ? Rolling Stone

?For the band?s 15th full-length, Dystopia,
Megadeth waste no time reminding long-time listeners
why the hell they loved the band in the first place? ­? Paste

?On this night, a night of perfect metal mastery, they sure were.
And the crowd left exhausted and exuberant, excited
and ecstatic, newfound friends in metal, every one of us?? Under The Radar

For the remaining days of 2016, MEGADETH is the featured performer and also nominated for Album of the Year Song of the Year, Best Guitarist and Best Drummer at this years? Revolver Music Awards being held in New York on December 13. Mustaine will also receive the Lifetime Achievement award. Megadeth will also perform on Late Night With Seth Meyers on December 15.

In between the MEGADETH?s touring schedule, Dave Mustaine oversaw production and launched Megadeth beer ?A Tour Le Monde? in October. The Belgium style Saison Ale, is in partnership with Unibroue, one of the most highly awarded breweries in North America. The first batch is already completely sold out. Dave Mustaine just returned from Japan where he hosted the Classic Rock Awards. In addition to his hosting duties, he joined Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Johnny Depp, Joe Perry, Rudolph Schenker and others for an all-star performance to the sold out audience at Ryogoku Kokugikan Stadium. Meanwhile, David Ellefson was also promoting LANDFILL HARMONIC, a documentary which includes the story of MEGADETH travelling to Paraguay to meet and perform with young artists (and MEGADETH fans) who play classical music on instruments constructed from recycled metal and wood found in a landfill.

One of the original ?Big Four,? MEGADETH burst onto the scene thirty years ago, virtually invented a genre with their debut album Killing Is My Business? And Business Is Good! (recently recognized by VH1 as the Greatest Thrash Metal Debut Album of All Time) sold more than 38 million albums worldwide, earning numerous accolades including 12 Grammy® nominations, scoring five consecutive platinum albums?including 1992?s two-million-selling Countdown to Extinction.

MAYHEM To Release De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas Alive; Band To Perform Classic Album In Its Entirety On North American Headlining Tour

Norwegian black metal icons MAYHEM are celebrating the release of their 1994 landmark De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas full-length with tours across the globe. This coming January, the band will march their way across North America performing the record in its monumental entirety.

In conjunction with their many live appearances, MAYHEM will also release De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas Alive on December 15th, 2016. The album was captured live in Norrköping, Sweden last year during the band’s headlining set at the Black Christmass Festival. The show marked MAYHEM’s first time ever playing De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas in full.

Notes the band of first single “From The Dark Past,” “‘From The Dark Past’ has not been played many times live before, yet is in many ways an archetypical song from the band, containing key elements that are scattered throughout the rest of the album – blizzard blast beats and eerie atmospherics, all of course adorned by vocalist Attila Csihar’s unique voice within the genre. De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas is widely considered one of the most influential black metal albums of all time, and this is the first time in history this classic album from 1994 is performed live in its entirety.”

De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas Alive was recorded, mixed and mastered by Tore Stjerna and NBS Audio and produced by Csihar and guitarist Teloch with light production by Anne Weckstrom, stage design and production by Jonas Svensson, video recording by Thornfields Production and video editing by Tamàs Tarczi. The celebratory release will come available on CD, LP, and DVD (the first 1000 copies are numbered) as well as digitally on December 15th, 2016.

De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas Alive Track Listing:
1. Funeral Fog
2. Freezing Moon
3. Cursed In Eternity
4. Pagan Fears
5. Life Eternal
6. From The Dark Past
7. Buried By Time And Dust
8. De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas

MAYHEM will return to North America on January 20th in Montreal, Quebec for a headlining tour that will pillage its way through two-dozen cities, the trek coming to a close on February 19th in New York, New York. Support will be provided by Black Anvil and Inquisition.

MAYHEM w/ Black Anvil, Inquisition:
1/20/2017 Club Solda – Montreal, QC
1/21/2017 Phoenix Theater – Toronto, ON
1/22/2017 Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
1/23/2017 Metro – Chicago, IL
1/24/2017 Turner Hall Ballroom – Milwaukee, WI
1/25/2017 Mill City Nights – Minneapolis, MN
1/27/2017 Gothic Theater – Denver, CO
1/28/2017 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
1/30/2017 Marquee – Calgary, AB
1/31/2017 Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB
2/02/2017 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
2/03/2017 Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC
2/04/2017 Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
2/06/2017 Social Hall SF – San Francisco, CA
2/07/2017 The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
2/08/2017 Club Red – Phoenix, AZ
2/10/2017 Alamo Music Hall – San Antonio, TX
2/11/2017 Trees – Dallas, TX
2/13/2017 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
2/14/2017 Throne Theater – Wilmington, NC
2/15/2017 The Howard Theater – Washington, DC
2/16/2017 Theatre Of The Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
2/17/2017 The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY
2/18/2017 Royale – Boston, MA
2/19/2017 Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY

SUPERJOINT Confirms Winter Headlining Tour With Battlecross And Child Bite; Band To Appear On For The Sick Benefit For Eyehategod’s Mike IX Williams

SUPERJOINT will kick of the new year with part one of their US headlining tour. The band’s latest journey is set to commence on January 12th and run through February 4th with additional dates to be announced. Support will be provided by Motor City thrashers Battlecross and noise rock eccentrics/Housecore labelmates Child Bite, also of Detroit. Additionally, SUPERJOINT will play the For The Sick Benefit, a three-day festival-style event set up for Eyehategod frontman Mike IX Williams, who’s currently awaiting a liver transplant. The For The Sick Benefit will take place at Siberia and Poor Boys venues in New Orleans and will include appearances by Eyehategod, Crowbar, Goatwhore, Thou, Classhole, and many more acts bound together for the cause. Advance tickets go on sale this Friday.

SUPERJOINT w/ Battlecross, Child Bite:
1/12/2017 Grizzly Hall – Austin, TX
1/13/2017 Scout Bar – Houston, TX
1/14/2017 The Rail Club – Fort Worth, TX
1/17/2017 George’s Majestic Lounge – Fayetteville, AR
1/19/2017 The Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
1/20/2017 Big Shots – Valparaiso, IN
1/21/2017 Oddbody’s – Dayton, OH
1/22/2017 The Crofoot Ballroom – Pontiac, MI
1/24/2017 Diamond Pub Concert Hall – Louisville, KY
1/25/2017 The Emerson Theater – Indianapolis, IN
1/27/2017 House Of Music & Ent. – Arlington Heights, IL
1/28/2017 Pop’s Concert Venue – Sauget, IL
2/3-5/2017 For The Sick Benefit For Mike IX @ Siberia + Poor Boys – New Orleans, LA w/ Eyehategod, Crowbar, Goatwhore, Classhole, Mountain Of Wizard, more…

SUPERJOINT will be touring in support of the debauched fruit of their Caught Up In The Gears Of Application full-length. Their first proper studio offering in over a decade, the thirty-eight-minute bruiser spews forth an unapologetic crossover of hardcore punk, metal, and uncompromising, antagonistic, New Orleans-style angst. Caught Up In The Gears Of Application was recorded at the famed Nodferatu’s Lair, produced by SUPERJOINT co-founder Philip H. Anselmo (Down, Pantera, Scour, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Arson Anthem etc.) and Stephen Berrigan (Down, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Eyehategod, Haarp, Classhole, etc.), and mastered by Scott Hull (Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Pig Destroyer) at Visceral Sounds.

In addition to Anselmo claiming the cover of Decibel Magazine’s December 2016 issue, Caught Up In The Gears Of Application continues to earn critical accolades from fans and critics globally. Team Rock hails an “unrelenting siege of pugnacious, old-school hardcore, lacking only subtlety and restraint.” In a perfect 5/5 score, New Noise Magazine likens the band’s rhythm section to a, “rapid series of punches like a Cajun boxer,” furthering, “SUPERJOINT’s variety of hardcore can have a strenuous relationship with jazz, as in the midst of Caught Up In The Gears Of Application’s storm of nihilism is the sexy gospel of New Orleans jazz. SUPERJOINT’s music is like a poison that you want to keep drinking, a spirit that doesn’t age, and never heals – but it’ll kill time. There is creative genius in these guys.” Loudwire notes, “SUPERJOINT are looking to add a vicious and philosophical third chapter to the band’s legacy.” Of the title track, Metal Injection champions, “…a great mix of southern rock and hardcore punk… if Down ever got really angry and decided to knock out a punk record, this is what I imagine it would sound like.” While Maximum Volume Music writes, “They may have dropped the ritual but they have kept the habitual as the ferocious New Orleans supergroup pick up where they left off after a 13-year gap.”

Elsewhere the sentiment echoes. “The volatile, acidic savagery that the band is known for is just as present now as it was before they went on hiatus over a decade ago…,” issues Metal Nexus. “Songs heaving with hardcore foundations and muscular musical swagger detonate and decimate everything within earshot as they creep down your auditory canals and crush your skull from within…” Two Guys Metal Reviews concurs, “Caught Up In The Gears Of Application is exactly what it needs to be: raw, vicious, and unrelenting. Everything that has made the Phil Anselmo projects great over the past few years is represented here… this man is one of the truly great forces in metal.” The Sludgelord champions the band’s collectively “gnarly and nasty music,” that’s as, “potent as ever,” and a, “storming return.” Adds Hellbound, “‘Circling The Drain’ is perhaps the best Bower riff he’s written in a while, literally interpreting the song title with a circling, buzzsaw neckwrecker. Gawddamn! Tracks like ‘Asshole,’ ‘Mutts Bite Too,’ and ‘Rigging The Fight’ only thicken the toxic mixture. Revenge is a dish best served sludgy!”

SUPERJOINT was resurrected in 2015 after the original band broke up a decade earlier. At the behest of the late Corey Mitchell, co-founder of The Housecore Horror Film Festival, SUPERJOINT founders Anselmo, Jimmy Bower (Down, Eyehategod), and Kevin Bond (Christ Inversion, Artimus Pyledriver et al) joined forces with longtime comrades, drummer José “Blue” Gonzalez (Warbeast, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals), and bassist Stephen Taylor (Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Woven Hand, 16 Horse Power). A new era of the band was born. Consequently, the band members found true joy in playing together again. After just two tours, new material followed culminating in the scathing sounds of Caught Up In The Gears Of Application.

FINAL DRIVE ANNOUNCES final 2016 dates

This One Is For The Metal Family Tour 2016

Final Drive is a Southern Groove Thrash Metal band from St. Louis, Missouri on tour sure to be melting faces in the Midwest!

If you dig Slayer, Clutch, Pantera and AC/DC then be prepared for a Merry Metal  Treat.

Final Drive is:

Nathan Easter- Guitar, Jordan Gaw- Vocals, Alex Wheeler-Drums, Ray Tucker-Bass, Pat Seymour-Guitar

The anticipated fivefold CD will be released Deb 3, 2017 . Fans can pre-order the new CD on Kickstarter

 DIG DEEPER, coming out in 2017, 2 days left to help fund its release on kickstarter at:
http://PledgeFinalDrive.com

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An evening of Brutal “IN YOUR FACE”  lyrics and

“PUNCH YOU IN THE THROAT” music, you will be begging for MORE!

Find your date and don’t miss this show!

Thurs 2/08- Thunder Alley-Oklahoma City, OK

Fri 12/09- Arcadia-Houston, TX

Sat 12/10- The Pond- Franklin, TN

Wed 12/14- Riffhouse Pub- Chesapeake, VA

Fri 12/16- The Cove Music Hall- Worcester, MA

Sat 12/17- Spaceland Ballroom- Hamden, CT

 

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Don’t forget to go to:

http://pledgefinaldrive.com/

to help fund  the new CD “Dig Deeper” to be released Feb 3, 2017

For all the , merchandise,  up-to-date Final Drive News

also visit:

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And check out their videos on You Tube:

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SUNN O))) Announces 2017 Performance At The Barbican As Part Of Convergence Festival

SUNN O))), infamous masters of volume, density, and weight, will be making their Barbican debut next March, bringing their arrhythmic blend of metal, drone, contemporary composition, jazz, and minimalistic music to the center as part of the Convergence Festival.

Support for the show comes from classically trained Icelandic singer and cellist Hildur Guðnadóttir who has played and recorded with bands such as Pan Sonic, Throbbing Gristle, and Múm, as well as her solo project Lost In Hildurness, and has previously toured with Animal Collective and SUNN O))). Guðnadóttir also wrote the arrangements for the Wildbirds & Peacedrums session as part of the Barbican’s Nils Frahm curated marathon weekend Possibly Colliding in July 2016.

This show is produced by the Barbican in association with Convergence. Tickets will go on sale first to Barbican Members this Thursday, December 1st, followed by general sale on Friday, December 2nd.

This past Summer, SUNN O))) toured the 2015 Kannon LP across Europe, taking in incredible settings along the way, such as a performance in the center of the world’s largest labyrinth, Labirinto Della Masone in rural Italy.

GOATWHORE Kicks Off Co-Headlining Tour With Crowbar; Additional Shows Announced

New Orleans’ most toured metal unit GOATWHORE kicked off their final live takeover of the year with hometown comrades, Crowbar, on November 30th. The co-headlining trek will begin in Pensacola, Florida and run through December 14th in Macon, Georgia. Support will be provided by Lillake. From there, GOATWHORE will play three more headlining shows in Florida in Winter Park, Fort Lauderdale, and Tampa respectively before heading home for the holidays. The band’s latest excursions follows their recent US mini tour with The Blood Royale which included a pulverizing performance at Ozzfest in San Bernardino, California.

GOATWHORE w/ Crowbar, Lillake:
11/30/2016 Vinyl Music Hall – Pensacola, FL
12/01/2016 Riverside Warehouse – Shreveport, LA
12/02/2016 Rev Room – Little Rock, AR
12/03/2016 The Shrine – Tulsa, OK
12/04/2016 Fubar – St Louis, MO
12/05/2016 5th Quarter – Indianapolis, IN
12/06/2016 The Hub – Ft Wayne, IN
12/07/2016 123 Pleasant Street – Morgantown, WV
12/08/2016 The Golden Pony – Harrisonburg, VA
12/09/2016 Broadberry – Richmond, VA
12/10/2016 Motorco Music Hall – Durham, NC
12/11/2016 Capone’s – Johnson City, TN
12/12/2016 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
12/13/2016 The Jinx 912 – Savannah, GA
12/14/2016 Macon Venue Project – Macon, GA
12/15/2016 Haven Lounge – Winter Park, FL **
12/16/2016 Kreepy Tiki Tattoos & Boutique – Fort Lauderdale, FL **
12/17/2016 The Orpheum – Tampa, FL **
** GOATWHORE only

GOATWHORE recently completed tracking the follow-to their globally adored Constricting Rage Of The Merciless full-length at Earth Analog recording studio near Champaign, Illinois. Further details to be unveiled in the coming weeks.

CHIP Z’NUFF INTERVIEW FOR CLOWNS LOUNGE

SMNnews.com was able to speak with CHIP Z’NUFF from 80’s power pop/glam rockers ENUFF Z’NUFF. Chip was able to speak of his love of what he does, the new album CLOWNS LOUNGE, how this album came about, and if you think other bands don’t revisit their vault for their latest albums, think again! DOH!
Enjoy our audio interview – complete with no commercial interruptions!

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BLACK STAR RIDERS DEBUT FIRST TRAILER FOR THIRD ALBUM, ‘HEAVY FIRE’

November 28, 2016 ? Los Angeles, CA ? A few weeks ago, Black Star Riders announced their third studio album, Heavy Fire, set for release via Nuclear Blast Entertainment on February 3rd, 2017. The band has now revealed the first video trailer in which frontman Ricky Warwick explains the writing process behind the forthcoming album and looks forward to the band’s March 2017 UK tour:

When discussing the writing of Heavy Fire, Warwick comments: “Myself and Damon Johnson work really well together. We went to our manager’s house in Southern California – he was away for a week so Damon flew in from Nashville and I drove down from my place in LA and we hung out there for a week. I brought in a bunch of ideas and lyrics and Damon brought in some stuff too. By the end of the four or five days we had ten or twelve solid songs together, which was great. We work very quickly together because we’re always very well prepared and we’re always writing individually.”

ICYMI, watch the lyric video for ‘When The Night Comes In’ here:

The band’s previous album, The Killer Instinct, was released in 2015 to widespread critical acclaim and went on to score multiple radio playlists. A solid year of worldwide touring culminated in December 2015 in an UK arena tour alongside Def Leppard and Whitesnake.

2016 saw the band return to the studio with The Killer Instinct?s producer Nick Raskulinecz (Rush, The Foo Fighters, Mastodon), at his studio just outside Nashville. The resultant album is Black Star Riders? most accomplished work to date. From the immediate riffs of album opener Heavy Fire to the instant hooks of first single ?When The Night Comes In,? from the dirty bass groove of ?Thinking About You Could Get Me Killed? to the familiar and trademark dual guitars of Gorham and Johnson on ?Testify Or Say Goodbye,? this is an album that will further cement BSR?s reputation as one of the world premiere rock acts.

“Angst, passion, power, glory, love, truth, lies, loyalty, questions that begged to be answered. There’s a guitar army coming and it’s bringing the “Heavy Fire.” ­ – Ricky Warwick (vocals), Black Star Riders.

“Not many new bands get to record three albums these days. Without doubt this is BSR’S best album so far. We had a great time recording it and can’t wait to play the new songs live on tour in March.” ­- Scott Gorham (guitars), Black Star Riders

Following on from their critically acclaimed albums All Hell Breaks Loose and The Killer Instinct which have paved the way for Black Star Riders to be recognized as a power force in the modern day of Rock ?n? Roll, Heavy Fire will be once again released by Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The band have also brought in PledgeMusic, one of the most innovative and successful platforms of the modern music world, to give fans extra special product and experiences to go along with the album?s release.

Heavy Fire Tracklisting:
1. Heavy Fire
2. When The Night Comes In
3. Dancing With The Wrong Girl
4. Who Rides The Tiger
5. Cold War Love
6. Testify Or Say Goodbye
7. Thinking About You Could Get Me Killed
8. True Blue Kid
9. Ticket To Rise
10. Letting Go Of Me

The Limited Edition Digibook CD will have above Tracklisting plus
Bonus Track
11. Fade

Limited Edition Gatefold Vinyl
Limited Edition Picture Disc
Side One
1. Heavy Fire
2. When The Night Comes In
3. Dancing With The Wrong Girl
4. Who Rides The Tiger
5. Cold War Love
Side Two
1. Testify Or Say Goodbye
2. Thinking About You Could Get Me Killed
3. True Blue Kid
4. Ticket To Rise
5. Letting Go Of Me

After a full year off the road, Black Star Riders (Ricky Warwick, Scott Gorham, Damon Johnson, Robert Crane and Jimmy DeGrasso) are back with a 16 date UK & Ireland run, joined on the first five dates by Scottish rockers Gun and The Amorettes and then Sweden¹s own Backyard Babieswith Gun on the remaining 11 shows.

ROCK ON THE RANGE 2017 LINEUP ANNOUNCED

An unprecedented lineup has been announced for the 11th annual Rock On The Range, May 19, 20 and 21 at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, OH.

Rock legends Metallica, Soundgarden and Korn will each headline one night of America?s largest and most-acclaimed rock festival. Overall, Rock On The Range 2017–fueled by Monster Energy–will feature over 50 bands performing on three stages, plus rock?s favorite comedians in the ROTR Rolling Rock Comedy Tent, The Music Experience, art installations, and unique onsite activities during the three-day weekend.

Rock On The Range 2017 presale and layaway tickets, as well as limited numbers of new Weekend Field VIP tickets and Premier (hotel and camping) Packages, are on sale now at www.RockOnTheRange.com.

The Rock On The Range music lineup includes: Metallica, Soundgarden, Korn, The Offspring, Volbeat, Primus, Bush, Chevelle, Papa Roach, Seether, Coheed & Cambria, Alter Bridge, The Pretty Reckless, Taking Back Sunday, Thrice, Amon Amarth, Pierce The Veil, Sum 41, Skillet, Dillinger Escape Plan, In Flames, Gojira, Biffy Clyro, Motionless In White, Nothing More, Beartooth, Starset, Every Time I Die, The Story So Far, Deafheaven, Zakk Sabbath, Rival Sons, The Amity Affliction, Attila, Norma Jean, Suicide Silence, Whitechapel, I Prevail, Turnstile, Dinosaur Pile-Up, Red Fang, Dorothy, Kyng, Radkey, As Lions, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Sylar, Fire From The Gods, Badflower, Wage War, Goodbye June, Cover Your Tracks, DED, Bleeker, Royal Republic, Mother Feather, Aeges and One Less Reason.

The ROTR Rolling Rock Comedy Tent will feature sets from nationally known comedians plus Columbus?s top comedy talent. The full comedy lineup will be announced in the coming weeks.

Jonathan Davis of Korn comments, “Rock On The Range is the pinnacle rock festival in America. I always feel that in the crowd and can?t wait for our headline set in May. We?re gonna come at you with everything we?ve got ? expect a few surprises!?

Dexter Holland of The Offspring says, “Great lineup at Rock On The Range this year. The Offspring can’t wait to finally be part of it all.”

?After our record breaking Ten Year Anniversary it was high time to raise the bar and have the world’s best rock bands jump over it. We couldn?t be more honored to have Metallica and Soundgarden at Rock On The Range! But why stop there? To have bands such as Korn, Volbeat, Primus, Papa Roach, The Offspring and so many more truly makes this year?s ROTR our best one yet. May 19-21 can?t come soon enough,? says Gary Spivack, ROTR co-executive producer for Danny Wimmer Presents.

In 2016, tickets for Rock On The Range sold out over two months in advance, marking the fourth consecutive advance sell-out for Rock On The Range — so fans are encouraged to buy early and save. Each ticket price level has a limited amount of tickets available, so fans can save more by buying earlier. Ticket prices will automatically move to the next price level once an allotment sells out, beginning at the presale.

Weekend Field, new Weekend Field VIP, Weekend Stadium, and a limited number of Weekend Stadium 4-Packs are available for purchase now. The ROTR layaway option also allows purchasers to split the ticket cost into four monthly payments. A ROTR presale password to purchase the following tickets can be found on the festival?s website, Facebook and Twitter pages:

Weekend Field VIP: starting at $349.50* + fees
Weekend Field GA: starting at $199.50* + fees
Weekend Stadium GA: starting at $99.50* + fees
Weekend Stadium GA Ticket 4-Pack: $380.00 + fees
* Phase One prices listed
*** Ticket prices automatically move to the next price level once the allotment sells out ***

Those looking for an expanded festival experience are invited to purchase Premier Hotel Packages (which include festival tickets and t-shirts) or Camping Packages.

For an even more exclusive Rock On The Range opportunity, fans can purchase the new Uber Ranger Glamping Package for four people, which includes amenities such as a Luxury RV on a double campsite at the Ohio Expo North Campground (May 18, 19, 20, 21), a dedicated concierge with golf cart shuttle, 4 Weekend VIP Field Admission Tickets, a backstage tour, access to the stadium club (with catered lunch and dinner), access to the Side Stage Viewing Platform, access to the VIP Lounge, and more. Full details can be found at rockontherange.com.

The general onsale is Friday, December 2 at 10:00 AM EST. Beginning at that time, tickets will be available at RockOnTheRange.com, at Ticketmaster locations and the MAPFRE Stadium Box Office.

Rock On The Range celebrated its 10th year in 2016 ? and after a decade of setting the standard for American rock festivals, the crown jewel of the World?s Loudest Month showed no signs of slowing down with 120,000 ?Rangers? from around the globe descending on MAPFRE Stadium. In 2016, the festival received awards of recognition from both Columbus Mayor Andrew J. Ginther and the City Council, as well as a resolution from the Franklin County Board of Commissioners acknowledging the over $140 million in economic impact the festival has contributed to the city over its 10-year existence.

SHALLOW SIDE Release Music Video For “Renegade” (Styx)

SHALLOW SIDE Release Music Video For “Renegade” (Styx)

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?November 21st, 2016 – Culman, AL rockers Shallow Side have released their second single and video for the song “Renegade”.

“Renegade” as well as their previous single “Rebel” will appear on their debut full length album ONE on Thermal Entertainment, LLC due in 2017.

“Renegade” is the band’s take on the classic Styx song written by Tommy Shaw. Eric Boatright says ?The song for me has it all. I?ve always been a fan of what I would consider one of America?s greatest rock bands and it became a no brainer when we mentioned ?Renegade.? Love Styx, love the song and we wanted to take that same world and bring it to where we are today.?

The band received a great endorsement when Tommy Shaw was sent the video and said “Damn that’s smokin’, I approve”.

The band released two EPs HOME TODAY (2012) and STAND UP (2014). The first single and video “Rebel” has accumulated over 600k views on YouTube and has been listened on Spotify 450k times. It can be seen here.

Shallow Side are:

Eric Boatright (Vocals)
Cody Hampton (Bass/Guitar)
Seth Trimble (Guitar/Keyboard)
Heath Fields (Drums)

The band is doing a brief run to end 2016:

12-02-16 in Queens, NY at Blackthorn 51
12-09-16 in Arlington Heights, IL at HOME (95 Will Rock Naughty XXXmas Bash)
12-10-16 in Battle Creek, MI at The Music Factory
12-16-16 in Hagerstown, MD at Breakaway 2 Sports (101.5 Bob Rocks 8th Annual Jingle Ball)
12-17-16 in Dayton, OH at Oddbodys (guests of Bobaflex)
12-31-16 in Clarksville, TN at The Warehouse (New Year’s Eve with Shallow Side)

For more info on SHALLOW SIDE:

http://shallowside.net/
http://www.facebook.com/ShallowSideBand/
http://twitter.com/ShallowSideBand/
http://www.youtube.com/user/shallowsidemusic

For more info, interviews and show reviews, please contact:

shallowside@thermalent.com
kfavors@thermalent.com
doug@newoceanmedia.com

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Rockers Join Dio Cancer Fund to Raise Over $36,000 for Cancer Research at 2nd Annual BOWL 4 RONNIE

Dio Cancer Fund Founder-President Wendy Dio presents check for $25,000 to UCLA to further Dr. David Wong's development of a saliva test for cancer detection. From left: Wendy Dio, Bowl 4 Ronnie host Eddie Trunk, Dr. Sandy Kapoor, Medical Director of the Dio Cancer Fund, and David Akin, Clinical Coordinator for Dr. Wong's research project at the UCLA School of Dentistry (photo by Stephanie Cabral)

Dio Cancer Fund Founder-President Wendy Dio presents check for $25,000 to UCLA to further Dr. David Wong’s development of a saliva test for cancer detection. From left: Wendy Dio, Bowl 4 Ronnie host Eddie Trunk, Dr. Sandy Kapoor, Medical Director of the Dio Cancer Fund, and David Akin, Clinical Coordinator for Dr. Wong’s research project at the UCLA School of Dentistry (photo by Stephanie Cabral)

The 2nd Annual BOWL 4 RONNIE Bowling Party, benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund (www.diocancerfund.org), was held on November 4, 2016 at the Pinz Bowling Center in Studio City, California. Hosted by renowned radio and television personality Eddie Trunk and attended by 300 rockers, bowling enthusiasts and fund supporters, the event raised over $36,000 for the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, now in its seventh year of raising awareness and much-needed funding for cancer research.

Among the rock musicians in attendance at the event were: Tom Morello (Prophets of Rage), Brendon Small (Dethklok/Metalocalypse), John 5 (Rob Zombie), Dino Cazares (Fear Factory), Bjorn Englen (Dio Disciples/Tony MacAlpine/Yngwie Malmsteen), Chris Broderick (Megadeth/Act of Defiance), Joey Vera (Armored Saint), Roy Mayorga and Christian Martucci of Stone Sour, Tim “Ripper” Owens (Dio Disciples/Judas Priest), Michael Spencer (Flotsam and Jetsam), Monte Pittman (Madonna), Lizzy Borden, Ira Black (Metal Church, Lizzy Borden), Robert Sarzo (Hurricane), Rudy Sarzo (Dio/Quiet Riot/Whitesnake), Scott Warren (Dio /Warrant), Craig Goldy (Dio), Simon Wright (Dio/AC/DC), David “Rock” Feinstein (Elf/The Rods), actor/ musician Sean McNabb (Lynch Mob/Quiet Riot/Dokken), Christine Devine (Fox 11 News anchor), Damon Fox (The Cult), Chris Hager (Rough Cutt), Marty O’Brien (Lita Ford), Mick Sweda (Bullet Boys), Jeff Scott Soto (Journey/Trans Siberian Orchestra), Joe Colover, Jessie Sanchez and John Hatfield of The Others, Chas West (Lynch Mob/Foreigner/ Bonham), Joe Retta (Dio Disciples/ Sweet), Marc Ferrari (Keel), Joanie Pimentel, Lisa Pimentel and Nicola Belinsky of No Small Children, Howie Simon (Nelson, Alcatraz), Herman Li (DragonForce), Brann Dailor (Mastodon), singer Ann Boleyn (Hellion), singer Sonia Harley and members of the Barb Wire Dolls. DJ Will provided music throughout the evening.

The event kicked off with open bowling and a VIP pre-party for lane sponsors, celebrities and their guests. The evening included a celebrity bowling tournament, a raffle and a special live auction. 100% of the net proceeds from the BOWL 4 RONNIE will go to the Dio Cancer Fund. At the event, the Dio Cancer Fund presented a check for $25,000 to further the research of Dr. David Wong, Director of the Dental Research Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Wong is developing a non-invasive saliva test for early cancer detection. The Dio Cancer Fund already presented Dr. Wong with $25,000 at their annual Ride for Ronnie Motorcycle event in May of this year. Dr. Wong believes this simple test will become available for medical use within the next three years.

Dr. Sandeep Kapoor, Dio Cancer Fund Medical Director, explained that UCLA’s Dr. David Wong is not kidding when he has said he is going to find a “blueprint” for gastric cancer, the disease that took the life of singer Ronnie James Dio in 2010. Says Kapoor: “The NIH (National Institute of Health) has recently given him a grant to do a ‘prospective trial’ looking at stomach cancer biomarkers There is going to be a ‘liquid saliva’ screening test for stomach cancer that I and millions of other doctors will be able to use in our offices. This simple saliva test might have saved Ronnie’s life, and it will be able to save countless lives in the future.” Information about Dr. Wong’s research is available here: http://hspp.ucla.edu/wonglab/

A 6-string Jackson guitar donated by Chris Broderick of Act of Defiance and stage played by him while on tour with Megadeth in 2012 was auctioned to raise additional funds. Among the raffle prizes awarded were a specially-designed bowling ball and a bowling pin featuring the BOWL 4 RONNIE artwork, each accompanied by a Bowling Party donated by host venue Pinz Bowling Center.

In addition to emceeing duties, Eddie Trunk, host on Sirius XM’s “Volume” and formerly of VH-1’s “That Metal Show,” captained his own bowling team comprising Tom Morello, Rock Feinstein, Jeff Scott Soto, John 5 and Tim “Ripper” Owens. His team took top honors for the highest celebrity bowling team score. The winner of the newly-minted Dean Schachtel Award-named for the late Dio Cancer Fund board member-for the highest overall bowling score went to Dio Cancer Fund supporter Scott Courtright.

2016 BOWL 4 RONNIE winners are as follows:
1st place celebrity team: Eddie Trunk, Jeff Scott Soto, John 5, Ripper, Rock Feinstein and Tom Morello
2nd place celebrity team: Marty O’Brien, Brendan Small, Dino Cazares, Chris Broderick, Howie Simon and Jinxx
3rd place celebrity team: Joe Colover, Jessie Sanchez, John Hatfield (all 3 in the band Others) plus Allie, Carrie, Trina

1st place team: Rhino Records
2nd place team: START/Rock & Rescue
3rd place team: LaPolt Law

1st place celebrity bowler: Marc Ferrari
2nd place celebrity bowler: Damon Fox
3rd place celebrity bowler: David “Rock” Feinstein

Last Place celebrity for lowest score: Monte Pittman
Dean Schachtel Award for Highest Score Overall – Scott Courtright (fan!)

Eddie Trunk's team + Damon Fox join Wendy Dio on the red carpet as they prepare to do battle on the lanes. From left: Eddie Trunk, Damon Fox, Rock Feinstein,Wendy Dio, John 5 and Tom Morello (who brought his own bowling ball). Not pictured: Jeff Scott Soto, Tim

Eddie Trunk’s team + Damon Fox join Wendy Dio on the red carpet as they prepare to do battle on the lanes. From left: Eddie Trunk, Damon Fox, Rock Feinstein,Wendy Dio, John 5 and Tom Morello (who brought his own bowling ball). Not pictured: Jeff Scott Soto, Tim “Ripper” Owens (Photo by Gene Kirkland)

Marc Ferrari, Wendy Dio and Eddie Trunk with their winning trophies (Photo by Gene Kirkland)

Marc Ferrari, Wendy Dio and Eddie Trunk with their winning trophies (Photo by Gene Kirkland)

Jeni Clark of Upstaging with friend Tiffany Grant won the custom made Bowl 4 Ronnie bowling ball and gave it to Tom Morello as a gift. (Photo by Craig Newman)

Jeni Clark of Upstaging with friend Tiffany Grant won the custom made Bowl 4 Ronnie bowling ball and gave it to Tom Morello as a gift. (Photo by Craig Newman)

Eddie Trunk raffles off a custom bowling pin (Photo by Gene Kirkland)

Eddie Trunk raffles off a custom bowling pin (Photo by Gene Kirkland)

 

Wendy Dio with Scott Courtright who won the newly-minted Dean Schachtel Award for highest overall bowling score. (Photo by Craig Newman)

Wendy Dio with Scott Courtright who won the newly-minted Dean Schachtel Award for highest overall bowling score. (Photo by Craig Newman)

 

Wendy Dio with Sonia Harley (Photo by Craig Newman)

Wendy Dio with Sonia Harley (Photo by Craig Newman)

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUPERJOINT’s Caught Up In The Gears Of Application Release Show Nears

SUPERJOINT was resurrected in 2015 after the original band broke up a decade earlier. At the behest of the late Corey Mitchell, co-founder of The Housecore Horror Film Festival, SUPERJOINT founders Philip H. Anselmo (Down, Pantera, Scour, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Arson Anthem et al), Jimmy Bower (Down, Eyehategod), and Kevin Bond (Christ Inversion, Artimus Pyledriver et al) joined forces with longtime comrades, drummer José ?Blue? Gonzalez (Warbeast, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals) and bassist Stephen Taylor (Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Woven Hand, 16 Horse Power). A new era of the band was born.

Consequently, the band members found true joy in playing together again. After just two tours, new material followed culminating in the scathing sounds of Caught Up In The Gears Of Application. ?The minute we started writing, I knew this record would be brutal,? reflects Bower. ?Sticking to our true hardcore roots and signature SUPERJOINT sound, we accomplished a record that needed to happen in today?s underground. It?s pissed off! After being on hiatus for eleven-plus years, the chance at a new SUPERJOINT record wasn?t something we took lightly. With newcomers Steven and Joey, we were psyched and eager to get in the Lair and start writing and after two tours with the new lineup, we were able to hit the writing hard! Didn?t take long to accomplish, and we stood and smirked at the playback of what would be the new SUPERJOINT record. With songs like ?Receiving No Answer To The Knock? and ?Sociopathic Herd Delusion? we had everything to smirk about! This record brings our viscous style of hardcore back to life. Pissed off with everything to prove, SUPERJOINT is back!?

Adds Anselmo of the offering, ??The overall theme means many things, or no things, but there is an underlying message regardless, about how modern technology ? computers and all that comes with them, mainly ? has affected our lives. As a musician, it has affected my life both negatively (music being stolen) and positively (being in touch with fellow musicians around the world and staying visible). But when looking at the broader spectrum, computer-land has given everyday people a platform in which to bellow like carnival barkers about anything and everything, humdrum or political, whether qualified or not, some with good intentions, some with disingenuous intentions, and some with ideas that lay somewhere in the middle, creating a mishmash of results.?

SUPERJOINT will bring their venom to the stage for their official record release show on November 12th, 2016 in Dallas, their only US appearance of the year. Tickets are on sale now!

SUPERJOINT:
11/12/2016 Gas Monkey Live! ? Dallas, TX w/ Tombs, Warbeast, Wolvhammer, Protest

Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund

m/ What a great evening… What a great cause… What a great opportunity… and of course what a great group of people all coming together for a chance to hand in their rocker boots and show off how good they look in bowling shoes on the red carpet… Well maybe not so much, but seeing all these new and classic rockers coming together in Dio’s memory and to fight something we ALL can agree on… the bastard cancer.
This was the second annual Stand Up and Shout night of bowling at Studio City’s Pinz Bowling Alley… Teams made up of everyday people, everyday people and their musician heroes, and full rock n roll royalty put their fingers in their balls (yeah I just said that, sorry) and bowled for charity!!!
No one was off limits all the celebrities were accessible to the press and the guests. We all rubbed elbows and shot the crap… What a great great night for all and cannot wait until next years as this grows bigger, the night lasts longer, and it doesn’t matter who’s The Last in Line… You’re gonna bowl with legends!!! m/

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apologizes if I missed a name or doubled up…

BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE RELEASE BRAND NEW SINGLE + VIDEO FOR “DON’T NEED YOU”

BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE RELEASE BRAND NEW SINGLE + VIDEO FOR “DON’T NEED YOU”

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Hard rock/metal heavyweights BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE have released their first single since signing to Search and Destroy/Spinefarm Records.

Titled “Don’t Need You” and produced and mixed by Colin Richardson and Carl Bown, this new offering serves as a sonic statement of intent as the band moves into a new phase of an ongoing and truly spectacular career; new label, new music, extensive touring… and a crown to defend.

Directed by Ville Jurrikkala (Nightwish, Michael Monroe), “Don’t Need You” has been launched with an accompanying video, depicting a wedding born of deceit.

“It’s heavy, it’s dark, it’s super-epic, it’s signature BULLET, and I think when people hear it they’ll lose their shit,” frontman Matt Tuck says about the song. “We love it, and I think it’s a hint of where the band is going next.”

Meanwhile, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE are preparing to embark on their EU/UK headline tour. The band will soon be starting work on a new studio album, their first for Search and Destroy/Spinefarm Records.

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GOATWHORE: Co-Headlining Tour With Crowbar Confirmed To Close Out The Year

Louisiana metal legion GOATWHORE will close 2016 with a final stretch of live incursions alongside fellow New Orleans comrades, Crowbar. The co-headlining journey will commence on November 30th in Pensacola, Florida and march its way through fifteen cities, coming to a close on December 14th in Macon, Georgia. Support will be provided by Lillake. The tour follows the band’s recent US mini tour with The Blood Royale which included a crushing performance at Ozzfest in San Bernardino, California.

GOATWHORE w/ Crowbar, Lillake:
11/30/2016 Vinyl Music Hall – Pensacola, FL
12/01/2016 Riverside Warehouse – Shreveport, LA
12/02/2016 Rev Room – Little Rock, AR
12/03/2016 The Shrine – Tulsa, OK
12/04/2016 Fubar – St Louis, MO
12/05/2016 5th Quarter – Indianapolis, IN
12/06/2016 The Hub – Ft Wayne, IN
12/07/2016 123 Pleasant Street – Morgantown, WV
12/08/2016 The Golden Pony – Harrisonburg, VA
12/09/2016 Broadberry – Richmond, VA
12/10/2016 Motorco – Durham, NC
12/11/2016 Capones – Johnson City, TN
12/12/2016 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
12/13/2016 The Jinx – Savannah, GA
12/14/2016 Macon Venue Project – Macon, GA

GOATWHORE is currently holed up at Earth Analog recording studio near Champaign, Illinois tracking the follow-to their universally revered Constricting Rage Of The Merciless full-length, issued in 2014 via Metal Blade Records.

Constricting Rage Of The Merciless debuted at #81 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart, topping their last entry position of #171 with Blood For The Master. Crowned their most “varied record to date, as well as their strongest,” by Pitchfork and, “unrelentingly pummeling and brutally oppressive,” by PopMatters, Constricting… also hit the #21 spot on Billboard’s Rock chart, #7 on the Hard Rock chart, and #13 on the Independent chart.

TOMBS To Kick Off US Headlining Tour With Wolvhammer

Brooklyn-based experimental metal outfit/recent Metal Blade Records signees TOMBS will kick off their US headlining tour with black metal legion Wolvhammer next week. Set to commence November 7th in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and run through November 26th in Dayton, Ohio, the fifteen-date run includes a special performance on November 12th at Gas Monkey Live in Dallas, Texas where the band will perform at the official Superjoint record release party. See all confirmed dates below.

TOMBS w/ Wolvhammer:
11/07/2016 Local 506 – Chapel Hill, NC
11/08/2016 The Earl – Atlanta, GA
11/09/2016 Siberia – New Orleans, LA
11/10/2016 Rudyards – Houston, TX
11/11/2016 Barracuda – Austin, TX
11/12/2016 Gas Monkey Live – Dallas, TX * Superjoint Record Release Show
11/13/2016 Korova – downstairs – San Antonio, TX
11/15/2016 Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
11/16/2016 Pub Rock – Scottsdale, AZ
11/17/2016 Complex – Los Angeles, CA
11/18/2016 The Merrow – San Diego, CA
11/20/2016 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
11/22/2016 Metro Bar – Salt Lake City, UT
11/25/2016 Kumas Corner – Indianapolis, IN
11/26/2016 Rockstar Pro Arena – Dayton, OH

Blending bleak, post-punk minimalism with the ferocious attack of sludge and traditional black metal, TOMBS has established themselves as an act that’s as committed to consistency as it is to growth, developing smoothly (but never predictably) over the course of their career, and earning a multitude of accolades along the way, including Album Of The Year from Decibel Magazine for 2011’s Path Of Totality. TOMBS will begin writing their fourth full-length and Metal Blade Records debut following this upcoming Fall trek.

TOMBS will be touring in support of their recently released All Empires Fall EP.

TOMBS:
Mike Hill – guitar/vocals
Charlie Schmid – drums
Ben Brand – bass
Evan Void – guitar
Fade Kainer – synth/vocals

CARCASS: A Matrimony Made…In Sickness And In Hell Tour 2016 With Deafheaven And Inter Arma Commences

British metal icons CARCASS will return to North America for a headlining trek that began this weekend! Set to embark this Sunday with a special performance at the Sound On Sound Festival in McDade, Texas with Baroness, Old Man Gloom, White Lung and so many others, the A Matrimony Made… In Sickness And In Hell Tour 2016 will coil its way through eighteen cities, coming to a close on November 27th in Madison, Wisconsin. Support will be provided by shoegaze-infused black metallers Deafheaven and doom merchants Inter Arma. CARCASS’ latest journey follows the One Foot In The Grave headlining tour with Crowbar, Ghoul, and Night Demon this past Summer. Tickets are on sale now at all local ticket outlets.

CARCASS w/ Deafheaven, Inter Arma:
11/06/2016 Sound On Sound Festival – McDade, TX (CARCASS only)
11/07/2016 The Varsity Theatre – Batone Rouge, LA
11/09/2016 Iron City – Birmingham, AL
11/10/2016 1904 – Jacksonville, FL
11/11/2016 States Theater – Tampa, FL
11/12/2016 North Side Festival – Monterrey, MX (CARCASS only)
11/14/2016 Ziggy’s By The Sea – Wilmington, NC
11/15 /2016 The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC
11/17/2016 Stone Pony – Asbury Park, NJ
11/18/2016 Reverb – Reading, PA – Reverb
11/19/2016 Fete Music Hall – Providence, RI
11/20/2016 The Emporium – Patchogue, NY
11/21/2016 The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY
11/22/2016 Rex Theater – Pittsburg, PA
11/23/2016 Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
11/24/2016 Dallas – Kitchener, ON
11/25/2016 Big Shots – Valparaiso, IN
11/26/2016 The Blue Note – Columbia, MO
11/27/2016 Majestic Theatre – Madison, WI

CARCASS continues to tour in support of Surgical Steel, released in September 2013. The record came in at #41 on the US Billboard Top 200 Chart, just narrowly avoiding the dreaded “Top 40 Band” moniker. Even with their impressive back catalogue, Surgical Steel has given the band their highest charting and possibly most critically acclaimed record to date.

Surgical Steel was produced by Colin Richardson (Napalm Death, Bolt Thrower, Gorefest, Cannibal Corpse etc.) and mixed/mastered by Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Accept, Exodus, Testament). Joining guitarist Bill Steer and bassist/vocalist Jeff Walker in the band’s current incarnation are new drummer Dan Wilding (Aborted, Trigger The Bloodshed) and guitarist Ben Ash (Pig Iron, Desolation, Liquefied Skeleton). Original sticksman Ken Owen contributed guest vocals as well.

CARCASS has released several classic albums over the years, including Decibel Magazine “Hall of Fame” inductees Heartwork and Necroticism – Descanting The Insalubrious, and their influence has changed the face of extreme metal with every consecutive release. Whether it was inventing gore-grind (see Reek Of Putrefaction, Symphonies Of Sickness) or creating the template for melodic death metal (see Heartwork), CARCASS has always made records by which bars were set and rules were broken. Upon the band’s dismantling in 1996, fans mourned the loss of the seminal act and longed that the group would return again one day. In 2007, the metal world got its wish as CARCASS reformed to play several sold-out reunion shows around the globe. Once again re-motivated to administer a shot of cynicism and infectious riffs into the arm of a sickly metal scene, founding members Bill Steer and Jeff Walker began writing what would become the latest output of their highly influential career, Surgical Steel. Only the choicest of cuts were made, and blood sweat and tears were shed to bring us a record worthy of the CARCASS legacy. In short, Surgical Steel is just what the doctor ordered.

INTERVIEW WITH JIMMY BOWER OF SUPERJOINT

SUPERJOINT is about to release their new album, Caught Up In The Gears Of Application in a week. Guitarist JIMMY BOWER took time out of his day to discuss the writing, recording, and his approach to guitar and drums. This is an Audio Only Interview!

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