New RONNIE JAMES DIO Covers Album “This Is Your Life” Celebrates the Life and Legacy of a Legend

Available April 1, 2014 via Rhino

This Is Your Life Pays Tribute To The Late Singer With Covers Of

His Greatest Songs From Rainbow, Black Sabbath, And Dio

 

Features Newly Recorded Tracks From Anthrax, Halestorm, Rob Halford, Metallica, Motörhead, Scorpions, Corey Taylor, And Tenacious D, Among Others

To Benefit The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund

Ronnie James Dio is one of the most beloved figures in rock history. His gifts, both as a singer and songwriter, are instantly recognizable, whether he was with RainbowBlack SabbathHeaven & Hell, or leading Dio. Sadly, Dio lost his battle with stomach cancer in 2010, but his towering voice and legacy live on.

 

To celebrate one of rock’s most powerful voices, an all-star group of his friends and fans recorded 13 of their favorite tracks for a tribute album that will raise funds for the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund (diocancerfund.org). Produced by his longtime manager and wife Wendy Dio, the album includes contributions by such metal heavyweights as MetallicaMotörheadScorpionsAnthrax, andRob Halford, as well as appearances by many of the musicians who performed with Dio over the years.

 

This Is Your Life will be available from Rhino on April 1, 2014 for a suggested list price of $18.98. A digital version will also be available.

 

Although the songs featured on the album touch on the different eras of Dio’s career, several spotlight his time with Rainbow, including Metallica’s epic, nine-minute “Ronnie Rising Medley,” which combines theRainbow songs “A Light In The Black,” “Tarot Woman,” “Stargazer,” and “Kill The King.” Scorpions add a scorching take on “The Temple Of The King” while Motörhead is joined by Biff Byford from Saxon on “Starstruck.” Rob Halford teams with frequent Dio collaborators Vinny Appice, Doug Aldrich, Jeff Pilson, and Scott Warren for “The Man On The Silver Mountain.” The final line-up of Dio’s solo band – Simon Wright, Craig Goldy, Rudy Sarzo and Scott Warren – are joined by Glenn Hughes (Deep PurpleBlack Sabbath) for “Catch The Rainbow,” a track from Rainbow’s 1975 debut.

 

Anthrax and Adrenaline Mob honor Dio’s memorable stint with Black Sabbath with their takes on “Neon Knights” and “The Mob Rules” respectively, as does a group, led by Oni Logan on vocals along with Jimmy Bain, Rowan Robertson, and Brian Tichy, which performs “I” from Dehumanizer.

 

This Is Your Life also includes songs from Dio’s back-to-back platinum albums Holy Diver (1983) and The Last In Line (1984), with Doro’s take on “Egypt (The Chains Are On)”, Halestorm tackling “Straight Through The Heart,” Corey Taylor (Stone SourSlipknot) covering the classic “Rainbow In The Dark” andTenacious D (Jack Black and Kyle Glass) putting their signature spin on “The Last In Line.” Killswitch Engage’s cover of “Holy Diver,” a hit in its own right when released in 2006, is also included here.

 

Fittingly, Ronnie James Dio provides the finale (and the album’s title) with his moving performance of “This Is Your Life.” Originally released on Angry Machines (1996), the song’s lyrics explore mortality and are backed by a stark and beautiful arrangement that features Dio accompanied only by his longtime keyboardist Scott Warren on piano. The song serves as a poignant reminder that we will never hear a voice like Dio’s again.

 

The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, co-founded by Wendy Dio, is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable fund dedicated to supporting cancer-prevention research, raising awareness and educating the public about the vital importance of early detection and prevention when dealing with this deadly disease.

 

 

RONNIE JAMES DIOThis Is Your Life Track Listing:

 

  1. “Neon Knights” – Anthrax*
  2. “The Last In Line” – Tenacious D*
  3. “The Mob Rules” – Adrenaline Mob
  4. “Rainbow In The Dark” – Corey Taylor, Roy Mayorga, Satchel, Christian Martucci, Jason Christopher*
  5. “Straight Through The Heart” – Halestorm*
  6. “Starstruck” – Motörhead with Biff Byford*
  7. “The Temple Of The King” – Scorpions*
  8. “Egypt (The Chains Are On)” – Doro
  9. “Holy Diver” – Killswitch Engage
  10. “Catch The Rainbow” – Glenn Hughes, Simon Wright, Craig Goldy, Rudy Sarzo, Scott Warren*
  11. “I” – Oni Logan, Jimmy Bain, Rowan Robertson, Brian Tichy*
  12. “Man On The Silver Mountain” – Rob Halford, Vinny Appice, Doug Aldrich, Jeff Pilson, Scott Warren*
  13. “Ronnie Rising Medley (Featuring A Light In The Black, Tarot Woman, Stargazer, Kill The King)” – Metallica*
  14. “This Is Your Life” – Dio

 

* Previously unreleased

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About The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund

The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund is a privately funded 501(c)(3) charity organization which has already raised more than $600,000 in its short history.  Monies raised to date have been committed to the cancer research work of the T. J. Martell Foundation for Cancer, AIDS and Leukemia Research and the gastric cancer research unit of the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, where Ronnie was treated for gastric cancer during the last six months of his life.

The Strange Case of…Halestorm at Stage AE Pittsburgh

Before Halestorm’s performance at Stage AE, I can’t say that I understood what all the fuss was about.  Lzzy Hale has been making headlines and filling up the pages of rock zines and blogs since they broke the scene around 2005.  Not being one for Halestorm’s style of rock, but also not one to discount others love for it, I kept an open mind as to what I would witness Wednesday night, December 11, 2013 at Pittsburgh’s Stage AE.  And now I can say I get what others see in the highly talented band.

All one had to do was look around at the packed house and enthusiastic faces to feel the excitement.  As I took photos in the pit, many of the audience members were singing the lyrics almost as loud as Lzzy, and it looked like she was having just as much of a great time as her fans were.  With a solid band including her brother, Arejay, on drums, Joe Hottinger on guitar, and Josh Smith on bass, Halestorm is very tight and put on one heck of a show.  But let’s not forget who everyone comes to see which of course is Lzzy.  She lives up to the billing folks.  Amazing voice, beautiful looks, great personality and fan interaction, guitar chops…it was all coming together as I snapped away and as I took it all in afterwards.

Although Halestorm may not be my particular cup of tea, it’s nice to appreciate a different brand once in awhile, especially ones with subtle and beautiful flavor.  I especially appreciated the Judas Priest, Guns N’ Roses, and Fleetwood Mac covers…Daft Punk, well, not my tea either, but the girls in the crowd sure did love it.   The package with Redlight King and Stars in Stereo is perfect for fans of the genre and is a killer deal for the money.

Setlist: below pix

All photos  ©2013 AWeldingphoto and Pittsburgh Music Magazine

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  1. (Fleetwood Mac cover)
  2. (Judas Priest cover)
  3. Encore:
  4. (Daft Punk cover)
  5. Here’s to Us

Redlight King release IRONS IN THE FIRE; on tour with SICK PUPPIES; Halestorm tour starts November 26

Redlight King just released their second album, Irons In The Fire, the follow up to their successful debut Something For The Pain, thatestablished the L.A.-based unit as a potent new force in the modern-rock arena.

 

At the forefront of the album is the first single, “Born To Rise” which hit #6 on iTunes’ Rock chart on release and is the backbone of a jaw-dropping video fueled by Kaz’s second love, motorcycles and can be viewed here: http://youtu.be/FIsomh4L-bo

 

Redlight King will be on the road with Sick Puppies as direct support on their fall tour which kicks off in LA on September 11th and runs through October.  In November, the band will hit the road with Halestorm.  Live, the band has wowed fans and critics alike with their incendiary performance and anthemic songs, having already toured with AWOLnation,  Shinedown and performing at some of rock’s biggest festivals including Carolina Rebellion, Rock on The Range, Rocklahoma!Summerfest and Uproar.

 

ABOUT REDLIGHT KING: Hailing from Hamilton, ONT, Redlight King made their U.S. debut with Something For The Pain which released in 2011, landing #3 on Billboard’s Heatseeker chart, #10 on iTunes Rock album chart, while their song “Old Man” was the 13th most played song at Alternative Radio for 2011.   Performances on Conan and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno followed and In 2012, Redlight King released the scorching rock  anthem, “Bullet In My Hand,” which immediately shot up to the top of the rock radio charts, while their song “Comeback” was featured on Avengers Assemble the musical companion to the mega-hit film THE AVENGERS. 

 

REDLIGHT KING TOUR DATES

 

SUPPORT FOR SICK PUPPIES

  • ·        9/11: Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy Theatre
  • ·        9/12: Anaheim, CA @ HOB
  • ·        9/13: Las Vegas, CA @ Fremont Country Club
  • ·        9/15: Abilene, TX @ The Lucky Mule
  • ·        9/16: Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
  • ·        9/17: Dallas, TX @ HOB
  • ·        9/18: Houston, TX @ HOB
  • ·        9/22: New Orleans, LA @ HOB
  • ·        9/24: Johnson City, TN @ Capone’s
  • ·        9/26: Knoxville, TN @ NV Nightclub
  • ·        9/27: Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge
  • ·        9/28: Destin, FL @ Club L.A.
  • ·        9/30: Jacksonville, FL @ Free Bird Live
  • ·        10/1: Lake Buena Vista, FL @ HOB
  • ·        10/2: Tampa, FL @ The Ritz Ybor
  • ·        10/4: Mobile, AL @ Bayfest
  • ·        10/5: North Myrtle Beach @ HOB
  • ·        10/6: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
  • ·        10/8: Norfolk, VA @ The NorVA
  • ·        10/9: Philadelphia @ The Theatre of Living Arts
  • ·        10/11: Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony
  • ·        10/12: Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
  • ·        10/13: Luzerne, PA @ Brews Brothers West

 

SUPPORT FOR HALESTORM

  • ·        11/26: Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall
  • ·        11/27: Louisville, KY @ Headliner’s
  • ·        11/29: New York, NY @ Terminal 5
  • ·        12/1: Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre
  • ·        12/3: Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
  • ·        12/4: Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
  • ·        12/5: Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
  • ·        12/7: Ft. Wayne, IN @ Piere’s
  • ·        12/8: Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
  • ·        12/10: Cleveland, OH @ HOB
  • ·        12/11: Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
  • ·        12/14: Madison, WI @ Orpheum Theatre
  • ·        12/15: Chicago, IL @ HOB

 

 

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STARS IN STEREO WILL BLAST PITTSBURGH’S STAGE AE WITH NEW ALBUM MAY 17

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Rock isn’t dead…Not even close, and Los Angeles’ red-hot Stars In Stereo is out to prove that with an explosive new self-titled album, Stars In Stereo, which was released April 9th from the newly formed Hundred Handed Inc.
Stars In Stereo have released an intense new video for their massive rock anthem “Broken”:
 as well as an acoustic video for the new song at ArtistDirect.com.
Fronted by fiery rock siren Bec Hollcraft, who along with Jordan McGraw (lead guitar), Justin Siegel (bass, Frogs McCormick (rhythm guitar) and Drew Langan (drums) crank it up to eleven with ten incendiary tracks about pain, loss, love and redemption that sweat with memorable, hook laden choruses and massive riffs.
Stars In Stereo waste no time making their intentions known in the album opener “The Broken,” a rock-radio anthem in the waiting that sets the tone for the passion-fueled record.  From their the band rarely slows down, cranking out hit after hit with songs like “All Together,” “Red Eyed Romance” and their forthcoming single “Every Last Thing.”
Armed with what’s got to be one of the strongest debuts of the year, Stars In Stereo are poised to become rock’s next most buzzed about band.  And they’re not stopping there…
Stars In Stereo is winning over fans across the country with their high-energy performances.  Fresh off a tour with Flyleaf and Drowning Pool, the band is gearing up to hit the road again in April, this time with Bullet For My Valentine, Young Guns and Halestorm.  Tour dates are listed below.
Rock is alive, and Stars In Stereo are mounting its comeback.  Catch the band in a city near you and pre-order their eponymous new album today at http://modlife.com/starsinstereo.
Stars In Stereo Track List:
1. The Broken
2. Violence
3. All Together
4. Dealing Secrets
5. Lie Down
6. Red Eyed Romance
7. Open Your Eyes
8. At The Stroke of Midnight
9. Every Last Thing
10. Queen of Catastrophe
Stars In Stereo Tour Dates  (w/Bullet For My Valentine, Young Guns, Halestorm):
April 12 – Denver, CO – Fillmore
April 13 – Salt Lake City, UT – Great Salt Air
April 14 – Boise, ID – Revolution
April 16 – Reno, NV – Grand Sierra
April 17 – San Francisco, CA – Warfield
April 19 – Pomona, CA – The Fox
April 21 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee
April 23 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
April 24 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
April 30 – New York, NY – Roseland
May 1 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
May 3 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
May 5 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
May 7 – Toronto, ON – Sound Academy
May 8 – Ft. Wayne, IN – Expo Center
May 10 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
May 11 – Grand Rapids, MI – Orbit Room
May 15 – Minneapolis, MN – Myth
May 17 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
May 19 – Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater
May 21 – Chicago, IL – Riviera
May 22 – Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom
For More Information:

Road to the Golden Gods Tour

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Road to the Golden Gods Tour

GRAMMY®-nominated rock band Stone Sour recently announced details of their headlining slot of the first-ever Revolver “Road to the Golden Gods” Tour presented by Epiphone & Drum Workshop.  Supporting the band on the coast-to-coast run will be hard rockers In This Moment and Hell or Highwater. The dates get underway April 2 at the State Theatre in Portland, ME and culminate with a performance at the 5th Annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards presented by Epiphone® on May 2 at Club Nokia in Los Angeles (see itinerary). To purchase tickets, click HERE or click the TICKETS button on the poster below with your preferred date selected.

In addition to Stone Sour, other 2013 Golden Gods performers include MetallicaFive Finger Death Punch, Anthrax, The Dillinger Escape Plan, and Halestorm. The sold-out 5th anniversary show will air live on AXS TV and Xbox Live on Thursday, May 2, 2013.

Stone Sour will be releasing Part 2 of their double album, House of Gold & Bones, on April 9. The new record includes the single “Do Me A Favor,” which is currently climbing the Active Rock building chart (now at No. 15). The track is actually one of three in the Active Top 20 that feature Stone Sour’s Corey Taylor—the other two being “Absolute Zero” fromHouse of Gold & Bones Part 1 and “From Can To Can’t,” a collaboration with Dave Grohlfeatured on Sound City: Real To Reel, the soundtrack to Grohl’s recently released Sound City documentary. Both Stone Sour songs are available on iTunes now.

In other media, the first issue of House of Gold & Bones (Dark Horse Comics) will be released April 17, written by Corey Taylor and featuring the artwork of Richard Clarke (interior) and Jason Shawn Alexander (cover).

For up to the minute news and information, please visit
www.goldengodsawards.comwww.stonesour.comwww.houseofgoldandbones.com, andwww.roadrunnerrecords.com.

Rock on the Range 2013 Bands Announced

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America’s premier destination rock festival ROCK ON THE RANGE–which has
expanded to three days this year–will hit hard with performances from some of rock’s biggest names. The
2013 line-up features Soundgarden, Alice In Chains, Smashing Pumpkins, Korn, Bush, Stone Sour, Three
Days Grace, Papa Roach, Cheap Trick, Bullet For My Valentine, Volbeat, Lamb Of God, Skillet, A Day
To Remember, Buckcherry, Halestorm, Hollywood Undead, All That Remains, Device (with David
Draiman), Steel Panther, Sevendust, Sick Puppies, Asking Alexandria, Pop Evil, In Flames, Clutch, In
This Moment, Black Veil Brides, The Sword, Ghost, Motionless In White, Red, Deuce, Middle Class Rut,
Big Wreck, Oleander, Otherwise, Red Line Chemistry, Young Guns, Thousand Foot Krutch, Mindset
Evolution, Tracer, Beware Of Darkness, Heaven’s Basement, American Fangs, Love And Death, Gemini
Syndrome, and more.

“We’re really looking forward to returning to Rock On The Range with a batch of brand new killer Alice tunes
to play for everyone!” says Jerry Cantrell, Alice In Chains.

“Head is back!!,” says Korn’s Jonathan Davis. “Rock On The Range is going to start it all off!! Get ready,
we are going to hit it hard!!”

“Bush are thrilled to be playing Rock On The Range with such great bands,” says Bush’s Gavin Rosdale.
“We look forward to seeing you all out there.”

“This massive lineup has scratched our seven-year itch!” says Gary Spivack, co-executive producer of the
event for Right Arm Entertainment. “Getting Soundgarden for their first Ohio play in two decades and
having seminal acts Alice In Chains, Korn, Volbeat and Papa Roach return along with bands new to ROTR that
include Smashing Pumpkins and Bush, and everything in between–the spectrum of rock n roll is covered…three days of constant energy. Rock On The Range is truly where rock lives.”

Now in its seventh year, ROTR will again take place at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, OH on Friday, May 17, Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19, 2013. With the addition of a full slate of artists performing on Friday, festival organizers are also adding a series of additional enhancements for ROTR 2013, including the new ROTR Comedy Tent.
“Our goal with ROTR is to constantly create new and interesting ways to expand the event and give even more
value to our fans,” comments Joe Litvag, co-executive producer of the event for AEG Live. “In 2013, we’ve
added a comedy tent within the site that will be curated by The Funny Bone comedy club. Having a slate of
incredible, up-and-coming comedians to riff on the rock experience will be a great change of pace for the
weekend. The site layout is also changing dramatically in 2013 to create better event flow, to add more
interactive fan activity to the festival, and to allow even more people to experience the higher caliber of talent
on the second stage this year.”

As a special limited offer, pre-sale weekend tickets start at a low price of $89.50 (plus fees), for Stadium
GA tickets only, from Wednesday, January 30 through Thursday, January 31 at 10pm EST.
Additionally, a limited number of Stadium GA “4-ticket packs” are also available for $299–a savings of
nearly 25%–beginning on Wednesday, January 30, while supplies last.

Pre-sale tickets are available at www.RockOnTheRange.com. Tickets go on-sale to the general public Friday, February 1 at 10am ET. Rock On The Range is again offering premiere VIP Packages, Hotel and Ticket Bundles and Camping packages. Details and prices for VIP, Hotel, and Camping packages are online at
http://www.RockOnTheRange.com. Visit the website, www.facebook.com/rockontherange, and
www.twitter.com/rockontherange for the most up-to-date information.

“Rock On The Range strives to deliver an outstanding lineup for an affordable price and this year is no
different” said Ryan Smith, General Manager of Crew Stadium, co-executive producer of Rock On The
Range. “With the creation of the special $89 pre-sale ticket and 4-pack bundle, rock fans can see over 40 of
their favorite bands for an unprecedented value.”

Presented by Right Arm Entertainment, AEG LIVE and Crew Stadium, ROCK ON THE RANGE is a
multi-stage music and lifestyle event featuring a potent lineup of bands on three stages and is proud to be
sponsored by Monster Energy, Jägermeister, f.y.e., and U.S. Army. The nationally renowned festival, centrally
located in the heart of the country, has annually drawn weekend crowds in excess of 70,000 since its inception
in 2007.

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CARNIVAL OF MADNESS Featuring EVANESCENCE, CHEVELLE, HALESTORM and NEW MEDICINE


CARNIVAL OF MADNESS, the annual touring rock extravaganza, will make its roaring return with rock titans EVANESCENCE, CHEVELLE, HALESTORM and NEW MEDICINE. Kicking off Tuesday, July 31 in Springfield, IL, the 2012 trek will hit major cities across the U.S. including Boston, Baltimore, Atlanta, Nashville, Detroit, Chicago, Milwaukee and Pittsburgh (see full itinerary below). Select radio pre-sale tickets will be available beginning Tuesday, May 22; Carnival of Madness fan club members can begin purchasing tickets Wednesday, May 23; artist fan club pre-sales start Thursday, May 24; and general public on-sale begins Friday, June 1. Please note that Halestorm will be performing on the majority of the tour. For more information on purchasing tickets, visit http://carnivalofmadness.com/.
EVANESCENCE has sold more than 25 million records worldwide with more than 10 million in the U.S. alone. The band’s global, Top 10 hit singles “Bring Me To Life” and “My Immortal”–off their 2003 major-label debut Fallen (Wind-up Records)–led the group to two Grammy Awards (Best New Artist and Best Hard Rock Performance for “Bring Me To Life”). Propelling the band to sales of more than 15 million albums worldwide, Fallen spent over 100 weeks on Billboard’s Top 200 chart and was certified gold or platinum in over 35 countries. The band’s follow up was 2006’s The Open Door, which sold more than 6 million copies worldwide and spawned the hit “Call Me When You’re Sober.” In October of 2011, they released their highly anticipated third studio album Evanescence, which marked the band’s first album in five years and debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 album charts. The newly released album has spawned hit tracks “What You Want,” “Made Of Stone,” and “My Heart Is Broken.” Check out the video for “My Heart Is Broken” which has been viewed over 5 million times online: http://youtu.be/f1QGnq9jUU0.
“We’re really looking forward to the Carnival of Madness tour this summer. We love Chevelle and haven’t hit the road together in years, and I’m really stoked to finally be playing some shows with Halestorm. Naturally I’m a fan of strong women in music and Lzzy’s voice is spectacular,” said front woman AMY LEE about the upcoming tour.
EVANESCENCE is AMY LEE (vocals, piano), TERRY BALSAMO (guitar), TROY MCLAWHORN (guitar), TIM MCCORD (bass) and WILL HUNT (drums). For more information, please visit their website, http://www.evanescence.com.
Platinum-selling alternative hard rock trio CHEVELLE–PETE LOEFFLER (Guitars, Vocals), SAM LOEFFLER (Drums) and DEAN BERNARDINI (Bass, Vocals)–released their latest and sixth full-length album Hats Off To The Bull (Epic Records) late 2011. The album debuted on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart at #19 and is being hailed as one of the finest albums of the band’s long and successful career. The explosive debut single, “Face To The Floor,” dominated the rock charts, claiming the #1 spot at Active Rock for 13 weeks. With a hypnotic and grinding riff, the song rails against the corporate corruption of Bernie Madoff and Wall Street and is a testament to the band’s songwriting prowess and eternal knack for a hit. The Chicago group’s latest single “Hats Off To The Bull” is following the same trajectory, shooting up the Active Rock chart, currently occupying the #3 position. A newly released video for the title track can be seen here: http://youtu.be/4MRLd1Cgbdg.
Pennsylvania quartet HALESTORM returned in April 2012 with their second full-length, The Strange Case of…. (Atlantic Records) after scoring two top 10 singles (“I Get Off” and “It’s Not You”) from their self-titled debut album and touring steadily with acts as diverse as Shinedown, Stone Sour, Disturbed, Megadeth, Papa Roach, Godsmack and countless others. Musically diverse and emotionally revealing, the album resonates with a newfound poignancy that takes HALESTORM–frontwoman LZZY HALE, drummer AREJAY HALE, guitarist JOE HOTTINGER and bassist JOSH SMITH–to a new level of creative achievement. The first single “Love Bites (So Do I)” is a storming rocker that illustrates frontwoman LZZY HALE’s individuality, sense of humor, and willingness to represent young women in today’s fast-paced society. The massive hit reached the Top Spot at Active Rock and is currently #2. Watch the official video here: http://youtu.be/FmkHqUwa4zg.
NEW MEDICINE–JAKE SCHERER (Vocals), DAN GARLAND (Guitar), MATTHEW BRADY (Bass) and RYAN GUANZON (Drums)–injects a little hope into hard rock on their debut album, Race You To The Bottom (Photo Finish Records). Each song tells a story, whether it’s about the loss of a loved one on “Little Sister” or the state of the world on “Race You To The Bottom.” “Laid,” the album’s first single, examines relationship troubles with a combination of wit and wisdom. The song is a propulsive lovelorn rocker that sugarcoats nothing. Scherer, who co-wrote the song with producers S*A*M & Sluggo, reveals, “It’s about an experience with a girl who’s the ultimate wild child. She gets under your skin, drives you totally crazy and she’s gone.” Their latest track at radio, “Race You To The Bottom,” has gone on to sell over 11,000 copies and the video for the song, which recently debuted on AOL’s Noisecreep, can be seen here: http://youtu.be/VjxE2RTevMQ.
For up-to-the-minute news on CARNIVAL OF MADNESS, visit http://carnivalofmadness.com/, http://www.facebook.com/CarnivalofMadness and www.twitter.com/carnivalmadness.

CARNIVAL OF MADNESS Tour Dates:

DATE CITY VENUE
w/ Evanescence, Chevelle, Halestorm and New Medicine:
TUE
7/31
Springfield, IL Prairie Capital Convention Center
WED
8/1
Columbus, OH LC Pavilion
FRI
8/3
Atlantic City, NJ House Of Blues
SAT
8/4
Chester, PA Harrah’s Chester Downs
MON
8/6
Boston, MA Bank of America Pavilion
TUE
8/7
Baltimore, MD Pier Six
WED
8/8
Charlotte, NC (**) Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
FRI
8/10
Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
SAT
8/11
Gulfport, MS Jones Park
MON
8/13
Belton, TX Bell County Expo
TUE
8/14
Laredo, TX Laredo Energy Center
WED
8/15
Midland, TX Midland Horseshoe Arena
FRI
8/17
Lubbock, TX Venue TBA
SAT
8/18
El Paso, TX Don Haskins Center
MON
8/20
Sioux City, IA Venue TBA
TUE
8/21
Milwaukee, WI (*) Eagles Ballroom
THU
8/23
Grand Rapids, MI (**) Rock The Rapids – Downtown
FRI
8/24
Detroit, MI DTE Music Theatre
SUN
8/26
Chicago, IL Toyota Park
TUE
8/28
Pittsburgh, PA (**) Stage AE
WED
8/29
Holmdel, NJ PNC Amphiteatre
THU
8/30
Uncasville, CT (**) Mohegan Sun
SUN
9/2
Buffalo, NY (**) Venue TBA
WED
9/5
Evansville, IN Venue TBA

(*) Show features Evanescence and New Medicine with very special guests
(**) Show features Evanescence and Chevelle with very special guests