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.

Motorhead Cancel European Tour/Another Setback for Lemmy

Looks like Lemmy’s health (diabetes related issues) has unfortunately gotten the best of him again, forcing the band to cancel their scheduled European Tour for 2014.  According to their  official website:

“It is with great regret that Motörhead has to announce the cancellation of their European tour, scheduled to start February, 2014.

Many concerted, diligent and focused efforts were made by founding member, and international icon, Lemmy Kilmister to deal with a range of health issues relating to diabetes. While there has been undoubted progress, Lemmy and the band were advised by doctors that it was still too soon to resume full touring activities, and so for the good of the future, the band and Lemmy reluctantly agreed to cancel.

No-one is hurting more over this than Lemmy, and he feels the aggravation and inconvenience of every ticket, and every method of transportation, already paid for by loyal fans in anticipation of the tour. Being a road warrior of over 50 dedicated, non-stop years, it is equally distressing for him to be unable to occupy the top lounge of the trusty tour bus (his spiritual home) but Lemmy recognizes that his long-term health must win. It goes without saying that Lemmy profusely apologizes for inconveniences caused, but he does want everyone to know that he is continuing on the road to a full recovery, and that the prognosis long-term is very good.

Fans have shown tremendous support for Lemmy, and it has meant so much to him. As he told Rolling Stone, “Oh, man, the fans were unbelievable when I got sick,” he says. “No bitching. It was all ‘Take your time, get better. Don’t worry, we’ll wait for you. Get well.’”

Rome was not built in a day…like Lemmy’s health. But there is some strong light at the end of the tunnel here…we thank you so very much for your continued love, support and understanding.”

We here at Pittsburgh Music Magazine can only say get well Lemmy, take your time and get yourself better.  We love you man!!!


MOTÖRHEAD to Perform at COACHELLA 2014

MOTÖRHEAD to Perform at COACHELLA 2014 on Sunday, April 13th and Sunday, April 20th

 

The world’s biggest and baddest Rock and Roll band of all time comes to COACHELLA in 2014!

 

MOTÖRHEAD is excited and getting ready to go back out on the road!

MOTÖRHEAD’s new album Aftershock can be ordered now in Limited Edition Digipack format via Amazon.com at this link. The album is also available in regular CD format and vinyl (gatefold – 180-Gram Single LP).

Aftershock is one of MOTÖRHEAD’s best-selling and highest-charting albums in 20 years, debuting at #22 on the Billboard Top 200. The band is honored on numerous “Best Of 2013” lists:

New Noise Magazine – #2

 

ClassicRockRevisited.com – #2

 

FullMetalRock.com – #3

 

Loudwire.com – #5 (Best Song)

 

Noisecreep.com – #5

 

Village Voice – #7

 

Loudwire.com – #7

 

MetalAssault.com – #15

 

UltimateClassicRock.com – #10

 

Guitar World Magazine – #18

COACHELLA 2014 will take place on April 11-13 and April 18-20 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California.

 

www.coachella.com // www.imotorhead.com

 

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Win a SOLD OUT Limited Edition ASG MOTÖRHEAD Guitar

‘Tis the season! MOTÖRHEAD is giving thanks to fans by offering up a killer new prize via CraveOnline.com. Fans can enter to win a brand new, limited edition collector’s model of the ASG MOTÖRHEAD guitar (pictured above), which is currently sold out through ASG. Learn more about the guitar and enter to win at CraveOnline.com now.

 

MOTÖRHEAD’s new album Aftershock garnered their biggest selling first week and highest US chart debut numbers to date! You can order Aftershocknow in Limited Edition Digipack format via Amazon.com at this link. The album is also available in regular CD format and vinyl (gatefold – 180-Gram Single LP).

 

The new music video for the track ‘Heartbreaker’ debuted in October via Rolling Stone at this location. Take a look! The video is produced by EPIGRAPHICS and features animated sketch art drawn by the man himself, Lemmy Kilmister. The video also features special live footage taken at several of the band’s recent top performances at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods, Wacked Open Air, Rock In Rio, and more.

 

 

Learn more about MOTÖRHEAD at these websites:

 

Official Lemmy Facebook: www.facebook.com/OfficialLemmy

Official MOTÖRHEAD Facebook: www.facebook.com/OfficialMotorhead

Official MOTÖRHEAD Twitter: @MyMotorhead

Official MOTÖRHEAD Website: www.imotorhead.com

MOTÖRHEAD Announces Re-Scheduled UK/European Tour Dates

All is well! MOTÖRHEAD is pleased to announce the re-scheduled tour dates for their upcoming UK/European tour. Last week, Lemmy announced that the dates would have to be postponed, but in a quick turnaround, all dates have been re-scheduled and confirmed. Ticket holders should hold on to their tickets as they will be honored at these re-scheduled dates.

 

UK/European dates:

February 13, 2014 – Scotland, Glasgow @ Academy

February 14, 2014 – England, Newcastle @ City Hall

February 16, 2014 – England, Manchester @ Apollo

February 17, 2014 – England, Wolverhampton @ Civic Hall

February 19, 2014 – England, London @ Brixton Academy

February 20, 2014 – England, Nottingham @ Royal Concert Hall

February 22, 2014 – France, Paris @ Zenith

February 24, 2014 – Belgium, Deinze @ Brielpoort

February 25, 2014 – Germany, Hamburg @ Sporthalle

February 27, 2014 – Germany, Munich @ Zenith

March 1, 2014 – Germany, Frankfurt @ Jahrhunderthalle

March 2, 2014 – Germany, Berlin @ Velodrom

March 4, 2014 – Germany, Dusseldorf @ MEH

March 5, 2014 – Germany, Stuttgart @ Schleyerhalle

March 8, 2014 – Sweden, Linkoping @ Cloetta Center

March 10, 2014 – Denmark, Horsens @ Forum Horsens

March 12, 2014 – Norway, Oslo @ Sentrum Scene

March 14, 2014 – Finland, Helsinki @ Hartwell Arena

 

 

 

Last week, MOTÖRHEAD announced that their new album Aftershock has garnered their biggest selling first week and highest US chart debut numbers to date! See below for all US Billboard and international chart numbers. MOTÖRHEAD would like to thank their fans around the world for their undying support and dedication.

 

US Billboard Numbers:

# 22 Billboard Top 200

#3 Hard Music

#8 Rock

#16 Physical

#59 Digital

 

Top Chart Debuts Internationally:

Germany #5

Finland #5

Austria #7

Holland #64

Belgium #61

 

 

You can order Aftershock now in Limited Edition Digipack format via Amazon.com at this link. The album is also available in regular CD formatand vinyl (gatefold – 180-Gram Single LP).

 

New to MOTÖRHEAD merch land: the official Rock Science MOTÖRHEAD board game! Rock Science has joined forces withMOTÖRHEAD to deliver the first MOTÖRHEAD trivia game ever. MOTÖRHEAD is the loudest band of all time, and they are bloody timeless, just like Rock Science. Experience all the riggin’ the loudness, the drinks, the girls, the songs, the lyrics, the fights, the fuck-ups and the wins, plus much, much more. Dig Deep into the history of this monster and call yourself a MOTÖRHEAD scientist.

 

“I’ve had a fun life for sure. Playing this will help me remember it!” – Lemmy

 

For more information and to buy the game, please visit Rock Science at this link.

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The new music video for the track ‘Heartbreaker’ debuted last week via Rolling Stone at this location. Take a look! The video is produced by EPIGRAPHICS and features animated sketch art drawn by the man himself, Lemmy Kilmister. The video also features special live footage taken at several of the band’s recent top performances at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods, Wacked Open Air, Rock In Rio, and more.

 

 

Learn more about MOTÖRHEAD at these websites:

 

Official Lemmy Facebook: www.facebook.com/OfficialLemmy

Official MOTÖRHEAD Facebook: www.facebook.com/OfficialMotorhead

Official MOTÖRHEAD Twitter: @MyMotorhead

Official MOTÖRHEAD Website: www.imotorhead.com

Motorhead’s “Aftershock” Is Not So Shockingly Amazing

It’s hard to believe that this is MOTÖRHEAD‘s 21st album in some ways and in other ways in seems just right.  Just when people thought Lemmy Kilmister might be down for the count due to illness, he and Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee come out with an effort that will blow your socks off and meet your every expectation.  That is high praise in this day and age for a band that has been around through it all, but fresh blood seems to have been flushed through the veins of Lemmy and company..

“Heartbreaker” starts off with typical MOTÖRHEAD sound, hard and heavy with crushing forward rhythms.  “Monsters at the edge of time
Waiting ‘til we cross the line, All the find is black despair, Heartbreaker,” the lyrics are reminiscent of AC/DC in their prime but cranked up to eleven a la Spinal Tap.  This just bleeds directly into “Coup De Grace” which sounds like a Coda of sorts and blisters on, but the pace slows slightly as they pull into “Lost Woman Blues”.  This is Lemmy playing homage to classic blues and it works beautifully,”I gotta shut the door behind me, Go out n’ buy some highway shoes, ‘Cus I swear I’m sick and tired, Singing the easiest going blues,” he works it only as Lemmy can.

From their the boys smack you hard by picking up the rock with “End of Time” which is a pretty faced pace roller with some awesome riffs, “Do You Believe” which once again relies on classic rock n roll chord progressions, “Death Machine” that retains a true MOTÖRHEAD fuzz tone that will have your head banging quick and will more than likely end up on a movie soundtrack.  “Dust and Glass” once again slows the pace down where we gain the philosophical truths of Kilmister, “Hard times, dirt and lies, Born in pain, End in grief, Remember this and die” that ends rather abruptly but to a rather poignant effect.

“Going to Mexico” is great fun in pace and chorus, “Silence When You Speak to Me” and “Crying Shame” are fair tunes, but “Queen of the Damned” definitely stands out more of the last half of the album as a true MOTÖRHEAD rocker with that signature sound attached to it…the awesome bass chords only Lemmy can produce and chopping guitar.  “Knife”, “Keep Your Powder Dry” and “Paralyzed” round out the new release and have some very strong influences that can be heard and felt from top to bottom, but come out only the way that MOTÖRHEAD makes them sound and feel.

Overall this is an A+ effort for the band and an outstanding collection of new songs that they should be beaming about.  “It is,” says Mikkey Dee, “a really, really strong MOTÖRHEADalbum, one that really does define everything this band stands for.” True that Mikkey Dee.

MOTÖRHEAD Launches Extra-Special Prize Giveaway – Win a MOTÖRHEAD Motocross Helmet Today

Boy, do MOTÖRHEAD and Revolver Magazine have an excellent contest to close out your week! In celebration of this week’s release of MOTÖRHEAD’s 21st studio album, AftershockRevolver Magazine is launching a giveaway for a specialMOTÖRHEAD motocross helmet. The helmet is available through a few exclusive retailers online, but for a pretty penny. Here’s your chance to score this helmet and make it yours, just for being a diehard fan! View the contest rules and enter here.

 

If winning autographed memorabilia is more your speed, then enter to win an autographed copy of Aftershock atMOTÖRHEAD’s label UDR’s Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/UDR.Music

 

If your closet is in need of some MOTÖRHEAD threads, head over to InvisibleOranges.com to win an official swag pack, which includes a work shirt, hoodie and a copy of AftershockEnter to win the prizes here.

 

You can order Aftershock now in Limited Edition Digipack format via Amazon.com at this link. The album is also available in regular CD format, and will be available in vinyl (gatefold – 180-Gram Single LP) format beginning October 29th. And what better way to ring in the release of this monumental album than a #1 chart position on the Top 100 Hard Rock/Metal Album Chart via Amazon.com! Also, MOTÖRHEAD his #4 on the First Day Top Indie Store/DORS Chart, right behind Katy Perry!

 

The new music video for the track ‘Heartbreaker’ debuted last week via Rolling Stone at this location. Take a look! The video is produced by EPIGRAPHICS and features animated sketch art drawn by the man himself, Lemmy Kilmister. The video also features special live footage taken at several of the band’s recent top performances at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods, Wacked Open Air, Rock In Rio, and more.

 

 

Learn more about MOTÖRHEAD at these websites:

 

Official Lemmy Facebook: www.facebook.com/OfficialLemmy

Official MOTÖRHEAD Facebook: www.facebook.com/OfficialMotorhead

Official MOTÖRHEAD Twitter: @MyMotorhead

Official MOTÖRHEAD Website: www.imotorhead.com

 

“Even as Lemmy Kilmister closes in on 70, MOTÖRHEAD’s avalanche rock & roll still makes most metal sound rigid in comparison.” –Rolling Stone

 

“…deeply satisfying and frequently thrilling… MOTÖRHEAD is rightly considered one of hard rock’s true titans.” – Pitchfork

The album of the week goes to @myMotorhead’s ‘Aftershock.’ usat.ly/1deBkwh” – Tweet from USA Today

 

Aftershock is unquestionably MOTÖRHEAD’s finest album with the line-up of Lemmy, Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee… don’t skip onAftershock because you might find yourself spinning it more than some of your favorite MOTÖRHEAD albums.” – Loudwire

 

Aftershock is another worthy entry into MOTÖRHEAD’s long discography, with 14 rollicking tracks of brawn, broads, and blazing riffs.” –Revolver Magazine

 

“All [Lemmy] and his mates have done is put together one of their best albums in the last 20 years.” – MSN

 

“In the history of music, there are few true mavericks on the level of the legendary Lemmy, a man who seems to do his own thing without any concern for what anyone else thinks about it. This level of confidence has made MOTÖRHEAD a timeless institution in the world of rock & roll, and on Aftershock, the band’s 21st album, it’s clear they’re not even close to running out of gas.” – AllMusic

Watch the Brand New Music Video for MOTÖRHEAD’s ‘Heartbreaker’

Today, Rolling Stone brings you the stunning and fast-paced new music video for the new MOTÖRHEAD track ‘Heartbreaker’. The video is produced by EPIGRAPHICS and features animated sketch art drawn by the man himself, Lemmy Kilmister. The video also features special live footage taken at several of the band’s recent top performances at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods, Wacked Open Air, Rock In Rio, and more. Watch the video now via Rolling Stone at this location.

 

Yahoo Music began streaming Aftershock exclusively this week. Take a listen at this link.

 

Aftershock hits stores on October 22nd via UDR Music. You can pre-order the next chapter of MOTÖRHEAD’s legendary catalog now in Limited Edition Digipack format via Amazon.com at this link. The album is also available for pre-order now in regular CD format and vinyl (gatefold – 180-Gram Single LP) format (digital coming soon).

 

Recorded at NRG Studios in North Hollywood, Aftershock is yet another perfect MOTÖRHEAD record, boasting 14 riff-monsters, placingMOTÖRHEAD in perhaps their best writing form for years.

 

MOTÖRHEAD’s official listening party is happening TONIGHT at the world-famous Rainbow Bar & Grill located at 9015 Sunset Blvd. in West Hollywood. The event is happening from 9:00-11:00 PM, upstairs. Come listen to the brand new MOTÖRHEAD album, enjoy free Rainbow Pizza and win MOTÖRHEAD prizes! The first 100 MOTÖRHEAD fans get in free!

 

All of the bands involved in the Noisecreep.com ‘Most Anticipated Release of October’ Poll were great sports, but MOTÖRHEAD’sAftershock came out on top! Thanks to all who voted.

 

Learn more about MOTÖRHEAD at these websites:

 

Official Lemmy Facebook: www.facebook.com/OfficialLemmy

Official MOTÖRHEAD Facebook: www.facebook.com/OfficialMotorhead

Official MOTÖRHEAD Twitter: @MyMotorhead

Official MOTÖRHEAD Website: www.imotorhead.com

 

Stream MOTÖRHEAD’s “Aftershock” Now, Exclusively via YAHOO MUSIC

Official “AFTERSHOCK” Listening Party @ Rainbow Bar & Grill  – THIS FRIDAY, October 18 from 9-11PM

 

New Album “Aftershock” Hitting Stores on October 22, 2013 via UDR Music

 

#3 on the Amazon Top Hard Rock/Metal Chart this Week!

It might not be October 22nd yet, but the wait is over. MOTÖRHEAD graces their fans with an early full-album debut of their upcoming 21st studio album, Aftershock! Take a listen now, exclusively via Yahoo Music at this link.

 

Bassist Phil Campbell offers his personal insight, “This record is hard as nails… gonna fry your brains… and put you intoAFTERSHOCK!”

 

You can pre-order the next chapter of MOTÖRHEAD’s legendary catalog now in Limited Edition Digipack format via Amazon.com at this link. The album is also available for pre-order now in regular CD format and vinyl (gatefold – 180-Gram Single LP) format (digital coming soon).

 

Recorded at NRG Studios in North Hollywood, Aftershock is yet another perfect MOTÖRHEAD record, boasting 14 riff-monsters, placing MOTÖRHEAD in perhaps their best writing form for years.

 

MOTÖRHEAD recently announced their upcoming official listening party, taking place at the world-famous Rainbow Bar & Grill located at 9015 Sunset Blvd. in West Hollywood. The event is taking place on Friday, October 18th from 9:00-11:00 PM, upstairs. Come listen to the brand new MOTÖRHEAD album Aftershock before it’s released on October 22nd, enjoy free Rainbow Pizza and win MOTÖRHEAD prizes! The first 100 MOTÖRHEAD fans get in free!

 

All of the bands involved in the Noisecreep.com ‘Most Anticipated Release of October’ Poll were great sports, butMOTÖRHEAD’s Aftershock came out on top! Thanks to all who voted.

 

Learn more about MOTÖRHEAD at these websites:

 

Official Lemmy Facebook: www.facebook.com/OfficialLemmy

Official MOTÖRHEAD Facebook: www.facebook.com/OfficialMotorhead

Official MOTÖRHEAD Twitter: @MyMotorhead

Official MOTÖRHEAD Website: www.imotorhead.com

TWO NEW MOTÖRHEAD TRACKS! Listen to ‘End Of Time’ via Pitchfork and ‘Going To Mexico’ via MTV NO

Just finished listening to “Aftershock”. It’s incredible… they never fail to deliver! If you love Rock and Roll, you must get this album!!!” –Triple H, 13-time World Champion and Chief Operating Officer of WWE

“The new MOTÖRHEAD album ‘Aftershock’ is so ridiculously good. If u don’t buy it Lemmy will personally come to your house & defile your sister!” – Don Jamieson “That Metal Show”

“All [Lemmy] and his mates have done is put together one of their best albums in the last 20 years.” – MSN.com

 

“WOW! The new MOTÖRHEAD record is one of the best, start to finish, they have ever done.  LOST WOMAN BLUES is da bomb.”  – Classic Rock Revisited

 

 

Today, MOTÖRHEAD is release two more killer tracks cut from their upcoming 21st studio album, Aftershock! Today,Pitchfork.com is streaming ‘End Of Time’, and MTV.com is streaming ‘Going To Mexico’. Two more blistering tracks to tide you over until the release of Aftershock on October 22, 2013 via UDR Music.

 

Recorded at NRG Studios in North Hollywood, Aftershock is a true leveler, a crushing confirmation of everythingMOTÖRHEAD stands for, marching from the dust storm to deliver 14 belting statements which see MOTÖRHEAD in perhaps their best writing form for years.

 

You can pre-order the next chapter of MOTÖRHEAD’s legendary catalog now in Limited Edition Digipack format viaAmazon.com at this link. The album is also available for pre-order now in regular CD format and vinyl (gatefold – 180-Gram Single LP) format (digital coming soon).

 

MOTÖRHEAD’s single ‘Heartbreaker’ is spinning now on Sirius XM’s Liquid Metal and Ozzy’s Boneyard channels.

 

 

MOTÖRHEAD recently announced their upcoming official listening party, taking place at the world-famous Rainbow Bar & Grill located at 9015 Sunset Blvd. in West Hollywood. The event is taking place on Friday, October 18th from 9:00-11:00 PM, upstairs. Come listen to the brand new MOTÖRHEAD album Aftershock before it’s released on October 22nd, enjoy free Rainbow Pizza and win MOTÖRHEAD prizes! The first 100 MOTÖRHEAD fans get in free!

 

 

Finally, all of the bands involved in the Noisecreep.com ‘Most Anticipated Release of October’ Poll were great sports, butMOTÖRHEAD’s Aftershock came out on top! Thanks to all who voted.

 

Learn more about MOTÖRHEAD at these websites:

 

Official Lemmy Facebook: www.facebook.com/OfficialLemmy

Official MOTÖRHEAD Facebook: www.facebook.com/OfficialMotorhead

Official MOTÖRHEAD Twitter: @MyMotorhead

Official MOTÖRHEAD Website: www.imotorhead.com

MOTÖRHEAD Premieres New Track ‘Queen Of The Damned’ Today via Loudwire.com

New Album “Aftershock” Hitting Stores on October 22, 2013 via UDR Music

“Just finished listening to “Aftershock”. It’s incredible… they never fail to deliver! If you love Rock and Roll, you must get this album!!!” – Triple H, 13-time World Champion and Chief Operating Officer of WWE

“The new MOTÖRHEAD album ‘Aftershock’ is so ridiculously good. If u don’t buy it Lemmy will personally come to your house & defile your sister!” – Don Jamieson “That Metal Show”

“All [Lemmy] and his mates have done is put together one of their best albums in the last 20 years.” – MSN.com

 

“WOW! The new MOTÖRHEAD record is one of the best, start to finish, they have ever done.  LOST WOMAN BLUES is da bomb.”  – Classic Rock Revisited

 

 

Today, MOTÖRHEAD is releasing another brand new track from their upcoming 21st studio album, Aftershock, entitled ‘Queen Of The Damned’. The track is streaming exclusively via Loudwire.com now, and is a fast head-banger full of killer riffage– just whatMOTÖRHEAD is known for being best at! Listen here.

 

And damned you will be if you do not pick up Aftershock—at least in the eyes of guitarist Phil Campbell, who offers up his sentiments to those who ignore the band’s new album, saying, “If you don’t check out our new record, you’re a wanker!

 

Drummer Mikkey Dee adds, “Finally everyone! Aftershock in da house! I think we have a very special new MOTÖRHEADalbum for you to hear, a great step forward from the last few albums! I just FUCKIN love it!

 

MOTÖRHEAD recently announced their upcoming official listening party, taking place at the world-famous Rainbow Bar & Grill located at 9015 Sunset Blvd. in West Hollywood. The event is taking place on Friday, October 18th from 9:00-11:00 PM, upstairs. Come listen to the brand new MOTÖRHEAD album Aftershock before it’s released on October 22nd, enjoy free Rainbow Pizza and win MOTÖRHEAD prizes! The first 100 MOTÖRHEAD fans get in free!

 

AftershockMOTÖRHEAD’s mammoth 21st studio album, hits stores in North America on October 22, 2013 via UDR Music. Recorded at NRG Studios in North Hollywood, Aftershock is a true leveler, a crushing confirmation of everything MOTÖRHEADstands for, marching from the dust storm to deliver 14 belting statements which see MOTÖRHEAD in perhaps their best writing form for years.

 

You can pre-order the next chapter of MOTÖRHEAD’s legendary catalog now in Limited Edition Digipack format via Amazon.com at this link. The album is also available for pre-order now in regular CD format and vinyl (gatefold – 180-Gram Single LP) format (digital coming soon).

 

MOTÖRHEAD’s single ‘Heartbreaker’ is spinning now on Sirius XM’s Liquid Metal and Ozzy’s Boneyard channels.

 

All of the bands involved in the Noisecreep.com ‘Most Anticipated Release of October’ Poll were great sports, but MOTÖRHEAD’s Aftershock came out on top! Thanks to all who voted.

 

 

Learn more about MOTÖRHEAD at these websites:

 

Official Lemmy Facebook: www.facebook.com/OfficialLemmy

Official MOTÖRHEAD Facebook: www.facebook.com/OfficialMotorhead

Official MOTÖRHEAD Twitter: @MyMotorhead

Official MOTÖRHEAD Website: www.imotorhead.com

 

MOTÖRHEAD Should Be In The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame! Get Them There! Hashtag #InductMotorheadRRHOF

Hello metalheads!

 

Support MOTÖRHEAD by hashtagging #InductMotorheadRRHOF and let the world know why YOU think that MOTÖRHEAD should be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame!

 

We know what you’re thinking. What? MOTÖRHEAD isn’t in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame yet? No, we can’t believe it either, and we can’t imagine why. Let’s show ‘em what they’re missing.

 

Music celebs and bands like Duff McKagan, Anthrax, Danko Jones, Dio (on behalf of his camp), and more have already joined in supporting MOTÖRHEAD on Twitter, and you should too!

 

Keep heavy metal alive in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame by nominating the greatest heavy metal band of all time!

 

 

***Hashtag #InductMotorheadRRHOF with the support message of your choice NOW!***

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ROLLING STONE Premieres New MOTÖRHEAD Track ‘Crying Shame’

Today, MOTÖRHEAD is releasing a brand new track from their upcoming 21st studio album, Aftershock, entitled ‘Crying Shame’. This track, written and performed by the world’s most legendary heavy metal band, is being unleashed by none other than the world’s most legendary music magazine, Rolling Stone. You can listen to ‘Crying Shame’, the second new track released to the masses, exclusively at RollingStone.com now.

 

The Rolling Stone piece states, “MOTÖRHEAD have torn it up on 20 studio albums, and for Aftershock – their 21st – the rockers haven’t lost their bite. Lemmy and crew bare their teeth for “Crying Shame,” with spitfire riffs and wild, stabbing piano. “Never knew your name,” Lemmy sneers in the chorus. “It’s a crying shame.””

 

MOTÖRHEAD’s other new single, ‘Heartbreaker’, is spinning now on Sirius XM’s Liquid Metal and Ozzy’s Boneyard channels.

 

Aftershock hits stores in North America on October 22, 2013 via UDR Music. Recorded at NRG Studios in North Hollywood, Aftershock is a true leveler, a crushing confirmation of everything MOTÖRHEAD stands for, marching from the dust storm to deliver 14 belting statements which see MOTÖRHEAD in perhaps their best writing form for years.

 

You can pre-order the next chapter of MOTÖRHEAD’s legendary catalog now in Limited Edition Digipack format via Amazon.com at this link. The album is also available for pre-order now in regular CD format and vinyl (gatefold – 180-Gram Single LP) format (digital coming soon).

 

The Noisecreep.com ‘Most Anticipated Release of October’ Poll is still live!MOTÖRHEAD’s Aftershock is in the running, so make sure to head over toNoisecreep.com and cast your vote!

 

 

Learn more about MOTÖRHEAD at these websites:

 

Official Lemmy Facebook: www.facebook.com/OfficialLemmy

Official MOTÖRHEAD Facebook: www.facebook.com/OfficialMotorhead

Official MOTÖRHEAD Twitter: @MyMotorhead

Official MOTÖRHEAD Website: www.imotorhead.com

Vote for MOTÖRHEAD’s “Aftershock” Now in Noisecreep’s ‘Most Anticipated Release of October’ Poll

MOTÖRHEAD would like to thank fans around the world for their support and the Metal Hammer editorial board for choosing them as winners of the “Maximum Metal” award at the 2013 Metal Hammer Awards in Berlin, Germany last week! Mikkey Dee was in Berlin and accepted the award on behalf of the band.

 

Are you ready to hear some new music? MOTÖRHEAD’s new single, ‘Heartbreaker’, is spinning now on Sirius XM’s Liquid Metal and Ozzy’s Boneyard channels. Also, stay tuned for a special track premiere coming up next week on Full Metal Jackie’s syndicated radio show.

 

In other news, Noisecreep.com posted a poll yesterday for fans to vote on their favorite October 2013 release. MOTÖRHEAD’s Aftershock is in the running, so make sure to head over to Noisecreep.com and cast your vote!

 

AftershockMOTÖRHEAD’s mammoth 21st studio album, hits stores in North America on October 22, 2013 via UDR Music. Recorded at NRG Studios in North Hollywood, Aftershock is a true leveler, a crushing confirmation of everythingMOTÖRHEAD stands for, marching from the dust storm to deliver 14 belting statements which see MOTÖRHEAD in perhaps their best writing form for years.

 

You can pre-order the next chapter of MOTÖRHEAD’s legendary catalog now in Limited Edition Digipack format via Amazon.com at this link. The album is also available for pre-order now in regular CD format and vinyl (gatefold – 180-Gram Single LP) format (digital coming soon).

 

Learn more about MOTÖRHEAD at these websites:

 

Official Lemmy Facebook: www.facebook.com/OfficialLemmy

Official MOTÖRHEAD Facebook: www.facebook.com/OfficialMotorhead

Official MOTÖRHEAD Twitter: @MyMotorhead

Official MOTÖRHEAD Website: www.imotorhead.com

 

MOTÖRHEAD Announces North American Pre-Order Information for “Aftershock”

The North American pre-order for MOTÖRHEAD’s Aftershock is live! That’s right, you can pre-order the next chapter of MOTÖRHEAD’s legendary catalog now in Limited Edition Digipack format via Amazon.com at this link. The album is also available now in regular CD format and vinyl (gatefold – 180-Gram Single LP) format (digital coming soon). Since the pre-order launch yesterday, Aftershock has already shot to #1 on Amazon’s Movers & Shakers chart and #3 on Amazon’s Hard Rock & Metal chart.
Aftershock, MOTÖRHEAD’s mammoth 21st studio album, hits stores in North America on October 22, 2013 via UDR Music. Recorded at NRG Studios in North Hollywood, Aftershock is a true leveler, a crushing confirmation of everythingMOTÖRHEAD stands for, marching from the dust storm to deliver 14 belting statements which see MOTÖRHEAD in perhaps their best writing form for years.

 

Aftershock track listing:

Heartbreaker
Coup de Grace
Lost Woman Blues
End Of Time
Do You Believe
Death Machine
Dust And Glass
Going To Mexico
Silence When You Speak To Me
Crying Shame
Queen Of The Damned
Knife
Keep Your Powder Dry
Paralyzed

 

With Aftershock, there’s swagger, there’s punch, there’s speed and there’s dirty filthy grooves, Lemmy Kilmister, Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee showing clearly thatMOTÖRHEAD is not simply a band, it’s a genre!

That genre, more than ever, resonates with hearty independence and swashbuckle. Whether it’s “Heartbreaker” throwing hooks and riffs into your head, the double-kick concussiveness of “Paralyzed” with Campbell’s fuelled attack, or the thunderous ride-off-the-Rickenbacker Motörcharge of “Going To Mexico”, Aftershock takes gleeful twists and turns which re-announce the Motörlegend. There’s the smoky biker bar blues in the shape of “Dust And Glass”, Lemmy’s late-night vocals evoking last-call and melancholy, the pogo-powered punk-spiked stab of “Queen Of The Damned” and the deliciously steamy, humid mournful “Lost Woman Blues” which midway through decides to kick over the stool and stomp out the saloon door.

 

MOTÖRHEAD are MOTÖRHEAD are MOTÖRHEAD…and their Aftershock will be felt worldwide…

 

 

Learn more about MOTÖRHEAD at these websites:

 

Official Lemmy Facebook: www.facebook.com/OfficialLemmy

Official MOTÖRHEAD Facebook: www.facebook.com/OfficialMotorhead

Official MOTÖRHEAD Twitter: @MyMotorhead

Official MOTÖRHEAD Website: www.imotorhead.com

MOTÖRHEAD to Release New Album “Aftershock” in North America on October 22, 2013

Silence, silence
Silence when you speak to me!

-Lemmy Kilmister

Like the juggernaut you prayed would keep on crushing you, like the friend that still royally pisses off your parents and like a loyal standard of crunchy, greasy, punky, bluesy, gutsy screw-you rock’n’roll, MOTÖRHEAD stride out through their 38th year brandishing more swagger and attitude then your ears could begin to comprehend.

On October 22, 2013, MOTÖRHEAD will deliver their 21st studio album, an enormous and prophetic Aftershock. Recorded at NRG Studios in North Hollywood, it is a true leveler, a crushing confirmation of everything MOTÖRHEAD stands for, marching from the dust storm to deliver 14 belting statements which see MOTÖRHEAD in perhaps their best writing form for years. There’s swagger, there’s punch, there’s speed and there’s dirty filthy grooves, Lemmy Kilmister, Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee showing clearly that MOTÖRHEAD is not simply a band, it’s a genre!

That genre, more than ever, resonates with hearty independence and swashbuckle. Whether it’s “Heartbreaker” throwing hooks and riffs into your head, the double-kick concussiveness of “Paralyzed” with Campbell’s fuelled attack, or the thunderous ride-off-the-Rickenbacker Motörcharge of “Going To Mexico”, Aftershock takes gleeful twists and turns which re-announce the Motörlegend. There’s the smoky biker bar blues in the shape of “Dust And Glass”, Lemmy’s late-night vocals evoking last-call and melancholy, the pogo-powered punk-spiked stab of “Queen Of The Damned” and the deliciously steamy, humid mournful “Lost Woman Blues” which midway through decides to kick over the stool and stomp out the saloon door.

 

Aftershock track listing:

Heartbreaker
Coup de Grace
Lost Woman Blues
End Of Time
Do You Believe
Death Machine
Dust And Glass
Going To Mexico
Silence When You Speak To Me
Crying Shame
Queen Of The Damned
Knife
Keep Your Powder Dry
Paralyzed

 

Aftershock is available in four different formats, wherever music is sold! The album can be purchased in CD (limited edition digipack), CD (jewel case), Vinyl (gatefold – 180-Gram Single LP), and digital formats. A North American pre-order will be announced in the coming weeks.

 

“Steal it if you must, buy it if you can!” says Lemmy, who’s pride in the album is so immense that guests to his home and dressing room in the last couple of months have been treated to extremely loud airings of the rough mixes, while Phil Campbell adds, “I really think the variation on the album shows that we’ve dug deep and produced some of our best work for a long time.”
“It is,” says Mikkey Dee, “a really, really strong MOTÖRHEAD album, one that really does define everything this band stands for.”
He’s not wrong. Because MOTÖRHEAD are MOTÖRHEAD are MOTÖRHEAD…and their Aftershock will be felt worldwide…

 

Learn more about MOTÖRHEAD at these websites:

 

Official Lemmy Facebook: www.facebook.com/OfficialLemmy

Official MOTÖRHEAD Facebook: www.facebook.com/OfficialMotorhead

Official MOTÖRHEAD Twitter: @MyMotorhead

Official MOTÖRHEAD Website: www.imotorhead.com

 

MICHAEL MONROE: Iconic Rock ‘N’ Roll Frontman Releases New Studio Album, ‘Horns and Halos’

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In 2010, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, and uber-energetic front-man and all-round rock ‘n’ roll legend MICHAEL MONROE unveiled his new side project in grand style via an exclusive press conference. Flash forward six months to a full UK tour with Motörhead, and another few months to the release of Another Night in the Sun, a globally-anticipated live album that teased fans clamoring for a final, polished taste of the new project. Finally, roughly a year after MICHAEL MONROE ’s original public reveal, the band released their first critically-acclaimed full-length release, Sensory Overdrive, produced by Jack Douglas (Aerosmith, John Lennon). The album went on to win Classic Rock Magazine’s ‘Album Of The Year’ award and landed at #1 on the charts in MM’s Finnish homeland.

 

In 2012, after touring throughout the UK in support of Sensory Overdrive, Monroe announced that he would go back into seclusion to prepare for the band’s next offering. Monroe’s touring and recording outfit, comprised of bassist Sami Yaffa (ex-Hanoi Rocks/New York Dolls), guitarist Steve Conte (ex-New York Dolls/Company Of Wolves), guitarist Dregen (Backyard Babies, formerly ofHellacopters fame) and drummer Karl ‘Rockfist’ Rosqvist (ex-Chelsea Smiles/Danzig), worked tirelessly in the studio, providing creative support for a frontman whose reputation is genuinely global and whose influence continues to be felt, with musicians of all ages (from Dave Grohl to the original Gun n’ Roses members) citing Michael’s ground-breaking career as a source of inspiration.

 

 

Now after several months, the wait is over.  MICHAEL MONROE can finally reveal that the band’supcoming studio album, Horns and Halos, will hit stores everywhere on August 27, 2013 via Spinefarm Records. The band offers a taste of the new album in the form of a new single and videofor the track ‘Ballad Of The Lower East Side’, which can be watched now via YouTube at this location.

 

The track includes a nod to Michael’s early days in New York, a city he moved to for a decade following the mid-’80s break up of glam punk pioneers, Hanoi Rocks. The clip – directed by celebrated videographer/photographer Ville Juurikkala, who has photographed Michael for the past 10 years as well as working with Linkin ParkGood Charlotte and HIM, amongst others – features archive footage and photos of Michael in prime Big Apple mode, interlaced with current live and backstage scenes.

 

“The song ‘Ballad Of The Lower East Side’ is about New York and especially The Lower East Side – what it was way back in the days when I lived  there, how times have changed and how it is nowadays.,” states MICHAEL MONROE. “New York has always been an important city to me since I lived there for 10 years. Two members of our band still live there.  It’s the City of all Cities.”

 

 

Stay tuned for more information coming soon about Horns and Halos. To stay up to date on all things MICHAEL MONROE, visit www.michaelmonroe.com or www.facebook.com/michaelmonroeofficial.

 

BOMBUS signs with Century Media Records

Century Media Records is very pleased to welcome Sweden-based metal outfit BOMBUS to the family.
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BOMBUS was started in late 2008 in Gothenburg by axe men Feffe and Matte as a two-piece, but then they quickly emerged to a full band with Ulf (bass) and Peter (drums) joining the party.  Heavily influenced by the greats of MOTORHEAD, THE MELVINS, METALLICA and POISON IDEA, the newly arisen four-piece started to play their first live shows and evolve their own unique sound.  After releasing three 7″ singles and their praised self-titled debut album in 2010, the band matured greatly by performing many live shows throughout Europe, which earned them a massive die-hard fan base. Recently, a new bassist, Jonas, joined the band, which allowed Ulf to step back from his duties onstage to focus on the band’s artwork and video clips. In the summer of 2011, Century Media Records discovered BOMBUS, and a deal was quickly signed. To start off this new relationship, BOMBUS will release a special single, as well as a full-length album, later this year via Century Media Records.

 

The band comments on the new partnership: “BOMBUS are proud to announce that we are teaming up with Century Media Records for the release of our upcoming album ‘The Poet And The Parrot’. Century Media has always been a prominent label with a high quality roster, and we are happy as pigs in shit to now be a part of it.”

 

BOMBUS recently finished work on their new album, The Poet And The Parrot, which is tentatively set for an August 2013 release. The incredible new album track, “Apparatus,” will be released earlier on a limited 7″ single and as a digital download. This single will be available from May 2nd on, right at the start of the band’s European DANKO JONES tour. See below for all upcoming dates.

BOMBUS tour dates with DANKO JONES

5.2 WIESBADEN Schlachthof (DE)

5.3 SAARBRUCKEN Garage (DE)

5.4 2013 DRESDEN Reithalle (DE)

5.5 COLOGNE Live Music Hall (DE)

5.7 NURNBERG Hirsch (DE)

5.8 2013 LINZ Posthof (AT)

5.9 2013 DORNBIRN Conrad Sohm (AT)

5.10 MILANO Factory (Area 3)(IT)

5.11 SAN ALBERTO DI ZERO BRANCO Parco Altroquando – Maximum Festival VI (IT)

5.12 MARSEILLE Le Moulin (FR)

5.14 BARCELONA Music Hall Barcelona (ES)

5.15 MADRID Sala Arena (ES)

5.16 PORTO Hard Club (PT)

5.17 LISBON TMN ao vivo (PT)

5.18 SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA Sala Capitol (ES)

5.19 GIJON Sala Acapulco (ES)

 

BOMBUS line-up:

Feffe – guitar & vocals

Matte – guitar & vocals

Jonas – bass

Peter – drums

 

BOMBUS online:

http://www.bombusmusic.com

http://http://www.facebook.com/bombusmusic

http://www.myspace.com/bombusmusic

 

Swedish Rockers MUSTACH to Release Sounds Like Hell, Looks Like Heaven February 26th

It’s quite impressive what MUSTACH has achieved: seven albums, a huge hit with “Double Nature”, sold-out tours of Scandinavia, opening- and headline tours with Motörhead, Gluecifer and cult-band Rose Tattoo in Europe as well as three Swedish Grammy Nominations and a Grammy Award for “Metal Album of the Year” in 2008.

After all this, the band reached a turning point. It would be full speed ahead focusing on the band or nothing at all. No half-hearted solutions, no compromises. All or nothing!

“That’s the way I work as a person, Ralf Gyllenhammar (guitarist/vocalist) explains over a cup of coffee a Tuesday morning in Stockholm. Drunk or sober, angry or happy, all or nothing, there are no in-betweens in my world.”

This time Ralf Gyllenhammar sat firmly in the producer´s chair, Martin Westerstrand did the artwork and Stefan Glaumann (Rammstein, Paradise Lost, Within Temptation) mixed the tracks.

Sounds Like Hell, Looks Like Heaven already has gold achieved gold status in Sweden. With the new drummer, Jejo Perkovid, MUSTACH bring their straight forward Heavy Rock to the rest of the world! In addition the 2011 10th anniversary album The New Sound of the True Best is released by Metalville Records at the same time.

Look for our review coming shortly!

GALERNA Post “Chemical Warfare” Slayer Cover

Spanish crusty Death Metal Punks GALERNA will release their album “The Abyss” on CD format November 20th via Horror Pain Gore Death Productions. Galerna was formed by Noel Kemper of Gruesome Stuff Relish, and “The Abyss” is mastered by Scott Hull of Pig.
Galerna play crusty old school Death Metal/Punk that is a filthy mix of Entombed’s “Wolverine Blues”, Motorhead, Skitsystem and Wolfbrigade. From the sick mind of veteran Noel Kemper (Gruesome Stuff Relish, Altar Of Giallo, Oltretomba, Broken Gravestones), “The Abyss” is an album that is as catchy as it is crushing, which captures the raw and dirty 80’s feel. Mastered by Scott Hull of Pig Destroyer and Agoraphobic Nosebleed at Visceral Sound, this album also includes a cover of Slayer’s “Chemical Warfare”. For fans of Bathory, Celtic Frost, Death Breath, Disfear, Dismember, Entombed, GBH, Motrhead, Skitsystem, Slayer, Tank, Venom and Wolfbrigade. A killer album…

Download Festival 2013- Anarchy in the UK!

Anyone want to head to the U.K. in June?
Slipknot, Rammstein, and Iron Maiden made their announcements to participate in Download Festival 2013 earlier; Alice in Chains, Queens of the Stone Age, Motorhead, 30 Seconds to Mars, the Gaslight Anthem, HIM and A Day to Remember have all been added to the bill with more announcements to come.
If you have the inkling and want to head out check out the Download Festival Website here.

Galerna Play Crusty Old School Death Metal/Punk

Galerna play crusty old school Death Metal/Punk that is a filthy mix of Entombed’s “Wolverine Blues”, Motorhead, Skitsystem and Wolfbrigade! From the sick mind of veteran Noel Kemper (Gruesome Stuff Relish, Altar Of Giallo, Oltretomba, Broken Gravestones), “The Abyss” is an album that is as catchy as it is crushing, which captures the raw and dirty 80’s feel. Mastered by Scott Hull of Pig Destroyer and Agoraphobic Nosebleed at Visceral Sound, this album also includes a cover of Slayer’s “Chemical Warfare”! For fans of Bathory, Celtic Frost, Death Breath, Disfear, Dismember, Entombed, GBH, Motörhead, Skitsystem, Slayer, Tank, Venom and Wolfbrigade. A killer album!

order here: http://hpgd.comoj.com/store/hpgd054.html

GALERNA The Abyss CD out 11/20

Spanish crusty Death Metal Punks GALERNA will release their album “The Abyss” on CD format November 20th via Horror Pain Gore Death Productions. Glerna was formed by Noel Kemper of Gruesome Stuff Relish, and “The Abyss” is mastered by Scott Hull of Pig Destroyer/Agoraphobic Nosebleed fame.

Galerna play crusty old school Death Metal/Punk that is a filthy mix of Entombed’s “Wolverine Blues”, Motorhead, Skitsystem and Wolfbrigade! From the sick mind of veteran Noel Kemper (Gruesome Stuff Relish, Altar Of Giallo, Oltretomba, Broken Gravestones), “The Abyss” is an album that is as catchy as it is crushing, which captures the raw and dirty 80’s feel. Mastered by Scott Hull of Pig Destroyer and Agoraphobic Nosebleed at Visceral Sound, this album also includes a cover of Slayer’s “Chemical Warfare”! For fans of Bathory, Celtic Frost, Death Breath, Disfear, Dismember, Entombed, GBH, Motrhead, Skitsystem, Slayer, Tank, Venom and Wolfbrigade. A killer album!

You can order your copy for only $10 including shipping at http://hpgd.comoj.com/store/hpgd054.html

SWEDISH ROCKERS SISTER SIN DEBUT NEW SONG

Are you ready for the heavy metal anthem of 2012? SISTER SIN has just released a wicked new track titled, “Hearts Of Cold” from their super-charged and highly anticipated forthcoming album Now and Forever, out October 22nd. Mixed by Cameron Webb (Motörhead, Danzig, Social Distortion), this will be one of the most memorable, true, heavy metal albums of the last decade. Listen to the song exclusively through AOL’s Noisecreep:.

“Hearts of Cold” Song Stream:
http://www.noisecreep.com/2012/10/11/sister-sin-hearts-of-cold-song/

“End of The Line” Lyric Video:

SISTER SIN will continue their crusade alongside DORO beginning February 2nd, 2013 throughout North America. See a full listing of tour dates below and pre-order their forthcoming album Now and Forever digitally at iTunes and physically from Amazon.

SISTER SIN TOUR DATES
2/01 – Tampa, FL @ Brass Mug
2/02 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
2/03 – West Springfield, VA @ Empire
2/04 – New York, NY @ BB Kings
2/05 – Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
2/07 – Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
2/08 – Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
2/09 – Columbus, OH @ Al Rosa Villa
2/10 – Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
2/12 – Detroit, MI @ Blondie’s
2/13 – Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
2/14 – St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
2/15 – Waterloo, IA @ Spicoli’s Grill and the Reverb
2/17 – Englewood, CO @ Moe’s
2/19 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
2/20 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
2/21 – San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside
2/22 – West Hollywood, CA @ House Of Blues
2/23 – Tempe, AZ @ Rocky Point Cantina

www.facebook.com/SisterSin
www.victoryrecords.com/sistersin

New MELDRUM Single ”Paid” Available on iTunes Now

MELDRUM’S latest single, ”PAID” is available now on iTunes (http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/paid-single/id564528537). ”PAID” is the third single to be released from MELDRUM’s long awaited third album ”LIFER” due out this fall via REVERSED RECORDS. ”PAID” is a tongue in cheek poke at the music industry and the one hit wonders that think they have it made. MELDRUM vocalist Michele Madden has this to say about the single ”A warning to the wanna be’s not to mix their ambition with their blinding lack of ability…just sayin”.

MELDRUM’s first two singles ”A TOAST TO ROMANCE” and ”BLACKENED BLUE” are out now on iTunes (http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/a-toast-to-romance-single/id549289572). The album was produced by producer/engineer ROB SHALLCROSS (Strapping Young Lad, GWAR, Zimmers Hole, West of Hell) and GENE HOGLAN (Testament, Dethklok, Death, Dark Angel). Check out MELDRUM online at http://www.facebook.com/MeldrumOfficial

”PAID” is streaming now at: http://soundcloud.com/meldrummusic/03-paid MICHELLE MELDRUM passed away at the age of 39 in May 2008. “LIFER” stands as a proud tribute to MICHELLE and her lifetime commitment to creating and performing music. MICHELLE wrote the material for the album with drummer GENE HOGLAN (Testament, Death, Dark Angel, Dethklok), along with new members bassist/guitarist LAURA CHRISTINE (Warface) and vocalist MICHELE MADDEN (Tourette’s).

MICHELLE’S untimely demise before any of her guitar tracks for “Lifer” were able to be laid down led the three remaining members to come together in tribute to her, to honour Michelle’s vision of the album, with Laura Christine playing the majority of the rhythm and bass guitars, as well as all the leads. Partial proceeds from the album will go to MICHELLE’S son Jake Thomas who she left behind when she passed.

MELDRUM has toured worldwide with Lemmy Kilmister’s Motorhead, Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society, Sepultura, Danzig, Nashville Pussy, as well as sharing the stage with many more. Touting a combination of mammoth vocal styles along with aggressively melodic vocals, mind bending guitar riffs and a rhythm section that creates fiercely bombastic grooves, this is what gives MELDRUM their unique, cutting edge sound.

Follow MELDRUM online:

http://www.facebook.com/MeldrumOfficial
https://twitter.com/Meldrumofficial
http://www.myspace.com/meldrumofficial
http://soundcloud.com/meldrummusic
http://www.reverbnation.com/meldrum
http://www.youtube.com/user/OfficialMeldrum

SCELERATA to Release The Sniper November 6th

The Sniper the new release from SCELERATA will undoubtedly turn heads, forcing metal icons to watch their rearview mirrors as these guys pull up fast with the nitrous afterburners firing! Testosterone infused, melodic power metal best describes their music, though there are also many moments showing a progressive edge and showcasing immense vocal talent.

The Sniper presents a stunning vocal performance from Fabio Juan, showing a much more matured band that delivers a heavier more aggressive sound, beautifully mixing power metal and melodic progressive elements ranging from angst ridden lyrics of corruption to sorrowful love lost. The huge and intricate production makes this album a must hear for any true metal fan.

The Sniper was produced, mixed and mastered by Charlie Bauerfeind with guitarist Renato Osorio. The album also features Andi Deris (Helloween) and Paul Di’Anno (ex-Iron Maiden) as very special guests, who not only sing but helped compose and co-write the songs.

SCELERATA got their start with their debut Darkness & Light which was released in 2006. It was mixed and mastered by Dennis Ward and featured guest appearances by Renato Borghetti (Accordeon), Edu Falaschi (Angra) and Thiago Bianchi (Shaman).

The band followed up with their sophomore release Skeletons Domination in 2008. This effort was mixed and mastered by Charlie Bauerfeind (Helloween, Blind Guardian, Rage, Saxon, Halford, Hammerfall, Motorhead).

Performing with giant names in rock and metal over the last decade, the band is looking forward to hitting the road soon on their own headlining tours.

The Sniper Tracklisting (Digital):
1) Rising Sun
2) In My Blood
3) Road To Death
4) Breaking The Chains
5) Unmasking Lies
6) Must Be Dreaming
7) Drowned In Madness
8) Welcome Home
9) ‘Til The Day We Die
10) Money Painted Red
11) The Sniper

North American CD Exclusive Bonus tracks re-recorded with New Vocalist Fabio Juan:
12) Spell of Time (Bonus 2012)
13) Eminence (Bonus 2012)
14) Leave Me Alone (Live Bonus 2012)
15) Phoenix Tales (Live Bonus 2012)

The Treatment’s This Might Hurt Proves You Will Enjoy A Little Pain


When your head starts bobbing up and down and your arms are air drumming from the very first notes, that is always a good sign. That is how it was when PMM played The Treatment‘s opening track “The Departed” from their debut This Might Hurt. For fans of heavy rock with all the beautiful basics harkening back to when bands let the music do the talking; this band is for you. The Treatment is tight, fast, and unforgiving in their pursuit to “simply rock”.
The Treatment is a five-year old outfit out of Cambridge UK. Sighting early influences of UFO, Def Leppard, Guns N’ Roses Aerosmith, and Thin Lizzy they certainly stay true to their roots. The Treatment are “unashamedly inspired by an era when rock bands looked like rock bands and were generally intent on causing a stir (both onstage and off); an era when the lifestyle was important, when music was everything and vinyl was king”.
This Might Hurt was produced by Laurie Mansworth (guitarist/songwriter with UK melodic rockers Airrace) and mixed by Tony Newton at Iron Maiden guitarist Steve Harris’ Barnyard Studios, and the their fine tuned choices show with the material that has that perfect mix of raw with some polish added in for good measure. Check out highlight tunes, The Departed, Shake The Mountain, Drink, F**k, Fight, Road Rocket, and Just Tell Me Why (acoustic). This Might Hurt is a well crafted record with all the trappings of good time arena rock that has a place in all of our hearts and it showcases an extremely talented group of musicians. Fortunately for the band and audiences, apparently Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx got a good taste of what The Treatment had to offer when he saw the video for the sure to be concert anthem ‘Drink, F**k, Fight’ single. Thus The Treatment has been on the road opening for Motley Crue and Kiss keeping up with the tradition of Nikki being on the forefront of up and coming bands and bringing them out on tour.

Since 2008, when 15-­‐year-­‐old schoolboy drummer Dhani Mansworth (son of Laurie) decided to put a band together, inspired by the all-­‐time greats of the genre (AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, etc.) and working under the wing of his father and manager Laurie (More, Airrace, Roadstar), the search was on to find fellow rock-­‐headed, leather-­‐ wrapped musicians old an’ wise beyond their years. Unable to source players of the required standard, however, this search was soon extended to more far-­‐flung parts of the country, and bit by bit the line-­‐up began to take shape. First to join was lead guitarist Ben Brookland, then bassist Rick Newman (aka Swoggle), then rhythm guitarist Tagore Grey… but it was the crucial position of front-­‐man that proved the hardest to fill, and it was a full six months before vocalist Matt Jones was (finally) discovered in Norwich (UK).

The Treatment now formed they focused on intense practise and writing sessions, but rather than go the conventional route of booking rehearsal studios then travelling back and forth, the five decided that to get the very best out of themselves they would need to focus 100 per cent on the mighty task at hand; with school days now behind them (but only just), they opted to move into the Mansworth family home in Cambridge, where they could eat, sleep and breathe the music they loved around the clock, without distractions, without compromise.
12 months later, The Treatment – a fully-­‐rounded, finely-­‐honed rock‘n’roll machine with a battery of great songs at its fingertips – emerged blinking into the sunlight, guitars at the ready, sights set on the stars.
With a run of European special guest appearances now complete (playing with the likes of Black Stone Cherry, Alice Cooper, Thin Lizzy, Steel Panther, Motorhead and more) and European festival performances being ticked off at a rapid rate (Sonisphere, High Voltage, Hard Rock Hell, Download, etc.), the band are now ready to take things to the next level, setting their sights on the American market.
Lucky for Pittsburgh on September 2 (and all the dates with Crue and Kiss) we will be able to witness them first hand as they give us the treatment it might hurt but we’re pretty sure you’ll like it.
They also have scheduled some dates for club shows on their days off:
August 20th- Hawthorne Theater- Portland, Oregon
August 21st- The A Club- Spokane, Washington (supporting Bobaflex)
August 23rd – Base Camp- Denver, Colorado
September 6th- The Rave Bar- Milwaukee, Wisconsin
September 9th- The Frequency- Madison, Wisconsin
September 17th-The Met Café- Providence, Rhode Island

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Rockstar Mayhem Festival Teaser…A Cleveland Pictorial! Coming to Pittsburgh 7/28!

Get ready for “The Hardest Tour On Earth” and to be blown away. The amount of talent at this year’s Mayhem is unprecedented. The ear crushing and body bruising of hearing Motorhead, Slayer, and Slipknot back to back to back is so intense that it will leave your metal soul not only elated but drained from the sheer experience of it all. Pittsburgh Music Magazine had a chance to speak with many of the performers; Mayhem has great access for all fans including many signings from the likes of Kerry King and Slipknot. Check out the merchandise booths too. Metal Blade Records has some great stuff along with a free sampler CD, Sumerian Records as well. Also some great deals at many of the bands booths on autographed items (We thought the new Anthrax CD signed by the entire band for $10 a steal!). We have some interviews, that will be posted shortly, with Whitechapel, The Devil Wears Prada, and As I Lay Dying. Get ready to rock out with your black and gold out Saturday Pittsburgh! So, to whet your appetites we have included some pix from the Cleveland show to get your metal hearts pumped

Dirtfedd, As I Lay Dying, Asking Alexandria, The Devil Wears Prada, Anthrax, I The Breather, Jagermeister Girls, Crowd Shots, Whitechapel, Motorhead, Slayer, and Slipknot

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All photos: Alan Welding and Mike Pap

Megadeth and Zombie Will Continue Co-Headlining Tour

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Megadeth and Rob Zombie rocked Stage AE in Pittsburgh last week and will continue to do so throughout the U.S. and Europe. MPAPPHOTO was there to capture the pure energy of the show and has joined Pittsburgh Music Magazine as a collaborator.

Metal icons MEGADETH are delivering volcanic performances and earning rave reviews on their co-headlining tour with Rob Zombie, which marks the first time the two bands have toured together. The trek kicked off Friday, May 11 in Holmdel, NJ and will include two high-profile rock festival appearances including Rock On The Range and Rocklahoma, where the tour wraps on Saturday, May 26. A list of confirmed dates is below. For additional information on purchasing tickets, visit www.megadeth.com.

Prior to the show, the New York Times proclaimed that “the speed pioneers Megadeth have the decibels to fill the grandiose PNC” and the New York Daily News said, “At last year’s faceoff with Metallica, Slayer and Anthrax, the band led by Dave Mustaine offered a set that did both their sub-genre and legacy proud (5/10/12).”

In a review of the first show, Tris McCall of the Newark, NJ Star-Ledger said, “While most of the band’s peers have either slowed down, broken up or switched to a more profitable style, Megadeth presses on, hard and fast as ever. Mustaine is a study in perseverance–and professionalism, too: He recently had to re-learn how to play guitar after suffering nerve damage in his arm. That trauma has left no mark on him–his solos, sometimes taken in harmony with sideman Chris Broderick, are as dextrous, and rapid-fire, as ever (5/13/12).” Theexaminer.com added, “The musicians ripped and shredded their way through riffs and solos with machine-like precision, yet somehow projecting an earnest passion through the notes that speaks to the raw emotion of Mustaine’s songwriting (5/13/12).”

After their tour with ROB ZOMBIE wraps at Rocklahoma, MEGADETH–singer/guitarist DAVE MUSTAINE, bassist DAVID ELLEFSON, drummer SHAWN DROVER and guitarist CHRIS BRODERICK–will head to Europe for shows in Germany, Poland, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Italy, Czech Republic, England, Luxembourg, Netherlands, France, Romania, Turkey, Switzerland, Greece, Belgium, Russia, Lithuania, Estonia and Finland, then in September will head to South America for concerts in Chile, Argentina and Mexico.

A newly released video for the group’s next single “Whose Life (Is It Anyway?)” can be seen now.. The video is a heavy metal tour de force, depicting youth angst turned violent, resulting in an apocalyptic finale.

The current tour comes on the heels of MEGADETH’s critically acclaimed return of the traveling festival GIGANTOUR, created and curated by frontman DAVE MUSTAINE. Rave reviews poured in for the festival, which also featured MOTÖRHEAD, VOLBEAT and LACUNA COIL. “The return of Gigantour, a nicely curated package tour of heavy metal bands, is just one more step in a great run underway by Megadeth,” wrote the Boston Globe. “It was a smart and well-paced show, one that illuminated metal’s various angles (1/31/12).”

2011 marked the release of MEGADETH’s 13th album, the appropriately titled Th1rt3en. Released November 1 on Roadrunner Records, the album debuted at #11 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and #1 on the Billboard Hard Rock chart. The album also landed on international charts including Top 10 placements in Argentina, Finland, Korea and Japan. MEGADETH also received their tenth Grammy nomination for this project, earning a “Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Performance” nomination for their single “Public Enemy #1.” The “Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Performance” category was, eerily, category #13.

Check out MEGADETH in the following cities:

DATE CITY VENUE
5/22 La Crosse, WI La Crosse Center
5/24 Sioux City, IA Tyson Center
5/25 Wichita, KS Hartman Arena
5/26 Pryor, OK Rocklahoma
5/31 Dessau, Germany Metalfest @ Airfield
6/1 Jaworzno, Poland Metalfest @ Zalew Sosina
6/2 Mining, Austria Metalfest @ Castle Mamling
6/3 Ljubljana, Slovenia Kino Siska
6/5 Zadar, Croatia Metalfest @ Zadar Beach
6/6 Milan, Italy Metalfest @ Alcatraz Club
6/7 St. Goarshausen, Germany Metalfest @ Loreley
6/8 Plzen, Czech Republic Metalfest @ Amphitheater Lochotin
6/10 Leicestershire, England Download Festival
6/12 London, England Electric Ballroom
6/13 Luxembourg, Luxembourg Den Atelier
6/14 Heerlen, Netherlands Parkstad Limburg Theater
6/15 Clisson, France Hellfest
6/17 Bucharest, Romania Ost Fest @ Romexpo
6/19 Istanbul, Turkey Hi-Voltage Festival
6/20 Athens, Greece Iera Oldos
6/22 Lausanne, Switzerland Les Docks
6/23 Dessel, Belgium Graspop Metal Meeting @ Festival Dessel
6/25 Moscow, Russia Stadium Live
6/27 Vilinius, Lithuania Teatro Arena
6/28 Tallinn, Estonia Rock Café
6/29 Helsinki, Finland Tuska Festival @ Sulvilhati
9/7 Santiago, Chile Teatro Caupolican
9/14 Buenos Aires, Argentina Estadio Cubierto Malvinas
9/16 Cordoba, Argentina Orfeo
9/19 Mexico City, Mexico Pepsi Center WTC
9/21 Guadalajara, Mexico Arena VFG

MAYHEM FESTIVAL Announces VIP Charity Ticket Auctions

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The 5th Annual ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL, the country’s largest touring heavy music festival experience, is proud to announce the 2012 VIP Charity Ticket Auction that will put fans onstage with their favorite bands. Proceeds will benefit Metal of Honor and Living The Dream Foundation.

Beginning Thursday, May 17, 2012 and running for ten-days, fans can bid on eBay for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to receive two (2) VIP passes to the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL. In addition, the top bidder and their guest will watch their favorite band perform from the best seats in the house: ONSTAGE! They will also receive: Level 1 premium reserved seats OR General Admission ‘Pit’ tickets, a backstage guided tour to see the “inner workings” of a large scale concert festival (who knows who you’ll meet?), all-day access to the Rockstar Energy Drink VIP Lounge, a one-of-a-kind ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL custom artwork drum head autographed by all members of one (1) of their favorite bands on the tour, and front-of-the-line access to all band signings.

The ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL eBay ticket auctions will begin on Thursday, May 17, 2012, at 8:30 p.m. PST, CST and EST, when 26 pairs of tickets with accompanying VIP credentials for all 26 festival dates will be posted to eBay as TEN-Day Auctions. Fans interested in bidding on these very special ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL VIP tickets and credentials can access the eBay ticket auctions from the Metal of Honor Charity Auction Button at www.rockstarmayhemfest.com or by searching for “MAYHEM Charity” on http://www.eBay.com.

The 5th annual ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL will make a 27 date trek across the U.S. beginning on June 30th at the San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino, California. The tour line-up features SLIPKNOT, SLAYER, and MOTÖRHEAD on the main stage as well as a ferocious rotation of today’s best artists, including THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, AS I LAY DYING and ASKING ALEXANDRIA. This year the JAGERMEISTER STAGE will feature a special headline set by ANTHRAX, supported by a rotation of THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, AS I LAY DYING and ASKING ALEXANDRIA, along with WHITECHAPEL, HIGH ON FIRE and the JAGERMEISTER opener.