PSYCHOSTICK Reveal Hilarious New Christmas Classic, “Zombie Claus”

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PSYCHOSTICK continues their domination of all things hilarious in the heavy genre with their spot on parody cover of ROB ZOMBIE’s “Dragula,” “Zombie Claus.” Nailing down both the original video’s sound and imagery, the comedy metal quartet fills the vocals with clever nods to traditional Christmas literature and music.

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THE CLAY PEOPLE To Join OTEP & One Day Waiting on Select Dates of THE ART OF DISSENT TOUR

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Hot on the heels of their new album, Demon Hero and Other Extraordinary Phantasmagoric Anomalies and Fables, Metal / Punk / Industrial band THE CLAY PEOPLE are set to share the stage with the legendary OTEP on select Southern US dates of THE ART OF DISSENT TOUR.

“Imagine all the elements of a category 5 hurricane, and right in the middle of that storm is the most beautiful sunset… that’s The Clay People.”

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Tour Dates w/ OTEP & One Day Waiting:
12/12 @ The Masquerade (Hell) – Atlanta, GA
12/13 @ Ground Zero – Spartanburg, SC
12/14 @ Sidetracks Music Hall – Huntsville, AL
12/15 @ The Warehouse – Clarksvill, TN
12/16 @ Rockhouse Live – Memphis, TN

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 Track List:
1. Utopian Lie
2. Bloodletter
3. Now
4. Enemy
5. genRx
6. Illuminatus
7. Hex Machine
8. Strange Day
9. Palegod
10. Colossus
11. Firestarter

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Demon Hero and Other Extraordinary Phantasmagoric Anomalies and Fables‘ on iTunes

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Imagine all the elements of a category 5 hurricane, and right in the middle of that storm is the most beautiful sunset… that’s The Clay People.

Whether it’s seeing a live show, or just listening to TCP, there’s a connection made very quickly between band and audience. A sense of comfort, knowing if you had a rough day, or are feeling down, that you can count on TCP to take you away from all that

The Clay People return on Demon Hero and Other Extraordinary Phantasmagoric Anomalies & Fables, an album that captures the band at a creative peak, and was forged from what was at times a tenuous, cathartic, and finally unifying recording process.

On Demon Hero Neet takes on the corrupting influence of modern politics, the silver tongue of the modern demagogue, the ills of groupthink, and the band’s experience with the music industry. “I’ve been plagiarized. I’ve been beat up. I’ve been manipulated… .And we’ve got nothing left to lose,” Neet confesses on the anthem “Bloodletter.”.

The Clay People’s self-titled album was released on Mercury/Slipdisc records, and their furiously propulsive lead single “Awake” climbed the radio charts. The band toured with Disturbed, Stained, Clutch, Rob Zombie, Static X, Stabbing Westward, and Filter.

“Awake” was featured in films such as Strangeland, Universal Soldier 2, and Marked For Death.

The band called in extended members of its musical family to contribute to Demon Hero. Chris Wyse of The Hollywood Vampires, Ace Frehly, The Cult, and OWL, contributed bass to the band’s reinterpretation of fan favorite “Strange Day” and “Gen RX.”. Walter Flakus of Stabbing Westward, and one-time Clay People member, contributed keys. Wade Alin, who added programming to the band’s self titled release, returns on Demon Hero.

Dinsmore and McGarvey produced the album, turning to producer Neil Kernon (Nile, Queensrcyche, and Nevermore) for the final mix.

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BILL & PHIL: Horror Icon Bill Moseley And Metal Legend Philip H. Anselmo Unite To Release Songs Of Darkness And Despair Via Housecore Next Month; Video Interview Posted

Horror icon Bill Moseley – most notable as Chop Top in Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, and Otis in Rob Zombie’s House Of 1000 Corpses and Devil’s Rejects – recently joined forces with extreme music legend Philp H. Anselmo (Down, Pantera, Superjoint, Scour, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Arson Anthem etc.) for a very special collaborative release entitled Songs Of Darkness And Despair.

unnamed-2Set for official unveiling on January 20th 2017 via Anselmo’s own Housecore Records, the five-track offering was produced and performed by Anselmo and Stephen “The Big Fella” Berrigan (Down, SYK, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Eyehategod, haarp, Classhole, etc.), and mastered by Scott Hull of Visceral Sound. Songs Of Darkness And Despair includes guest appearances by Kevin Bond (Superjoint) on guitar, Squizzy Squires (King Parrot) on bass and guitar, and José “Blue” Gonzalez (Superjoint, Warbeast, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals) on percussion.

From preppie journalist to Satanic serial killer, Bill Moseley’s taken a long and unusual road to cult stardom, firmly cementing his place in the annals of horror history along the way. Having released his Spider Mountain record, and collaborated with Buckethead on their Cornbugs project, Moseley expands his musical endeavors by teaming up with Anselmo. BILL & PHIL‘s Songs Of Darkness And Despair is a brilliant trip that will give everyone a thrill.
Comments Anselmo: “Working with Mr. Moseley was an awesome experience! Bill brought the lyrics and Stephen [Berrigan] and I just improvised directly on the spot, and squeezed out six tunes in three days. All the songs have a different vibe because I wanted the music to represent Bill’s lyrical vision(s), and we needed to, because Bill does indeed have a unique, visual element within his choice of words and phrasing. I love Bill Moseley, and can’t wait to work on the next one! Be cool and enjoy this one!”
BILL & PHIL‘s Songs Of Darkness And Despair preorder bundles (including limited edition air fresheners and face masks) are available at The Housecore Store RIGHT HERE.

Additionally, you can check out a hilarious interview with Moseley and Anselmo courtesy of Little Punk People at THIS LOCATION.
 
Songs Of Darkness And Despair Track Listing:
1. Dirty Eye
2. Corpus Crispy
3. Catastrophic
4. Widder Woman
5. Tonight’s The Night We Die
6. Bad Donu

LACUNA COIL premiere “Nothing Stands In Our Way” from ‘BROKEN CROWN HALO’

LACUNA COIL Premiere “NOTHING STANDS IN OUR WAY”

From New Studio Album ‘BROKEN CROWN HALO’

 

‘BROKEN CROWN HALO’ Out April 1 In North America

 

Band Set For REVOLVER HOTTEST CHICKS IN ROCK TOUR With SICK PUPPIES, EYES SET TO KILL & CILVER

 

Tour To Run February 20 – March 20 In North America

 

WELCOME TO ROCKVILLE Performance Set For April 27

LACUNA COIL are giving fans a first taste of their upcoming new studio album ‘BROKEN CROWN HALO’ in the form of the album track “Nothing Stands In Our Way,” which the band released today via the Century Media Records Soundcloud page:

https://soundcloud.com/centurymedia/lacuna-coil-nothing-stands/s-ecjkO

“Through everyday battles, against all odds, we stand united and don’t look back. We go on against crashing economies, heartbreaks and lifelong obstacles. We learn from our mistakes and nothing can stop us. We fear nothing and we are determined as musicians and as human beings,” say LACUNA COIL about “Nothing Stands In Our Way.”

‘BROKEN CROWN HALO’ is set for releases April 1, 2014 in North America (March 31 in Europe, Australia, New Zealand) on Century Media Records. The album is the band’s seventh studio effort, and the highly-anticipated follow-up to ‘Dark Adrenaline’, which was released in January 2012 and saw the band tour with acts including Megadeth, Motorhead, Volbeat, Sevendust and Paradise Lost after debuting at No. 15 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart.

 

LACUNA COIL return to the road to introduce North America to ‘BROKEN CROWN HALO’ as part of the REVOLVER HOTTEST CHICKS IN HARD ROCK TOUR, which launches February 20 and features LACUNA COIL sharing a stage with SICK PUPPIES, Century Media Records labelmates EYES SET TO KILL, and CILVER. The tour launches in Wilmington, NC, and runs through March 20 in Anaheim, CA. See complete itinerary below, and visit www.hottestchickstour.com for additional details and VIP packages.

 

The band will also be appearing on MONSTER ENERGY’S WELCOME TO ROCKVILLE festival, where they perform April 27 alongside ROB ZOMBIE, KORN, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and more. The two-day festival, held April 26-27 along the St. John’s River in Jacksonville, FL, will also feature headliners AVENGED SEVENFOLD and THE CULT. For more information, please visit www.welcometorockvillefestival.com.

 

 

‘BROKEN CROWN HALO’ Track Listing:

  1. Nothing Stands In Our Way
  2. Zombies
  3. Hostage To The Light
  4. Victims
  5. Die & Rise
  6. I Forgive (But I Won’t Forget Your Name)
  7. Cybersleep
  8. Infection
  9. I Burn In You
  10. In The End I Feel Alive
  11. On Cold Day
LACUNA COIL have this to say about ‘BROKEN CROWN HALO’:

“What conflict could run so deep that it takes you to the deepest corners of your inner world? Today we are surrounded by a lot of lies, aliases, and people acting like they are wearing an invisible crown – but you better have thick skin if you want to wear this crown! ‘BROKEN CROWN HALO’ is a cinematic album that could be the soundtrack of our days – it is a dark vision of a near future when survival is second nature, and failure is not something to be avoided, but rather cultivated with lessons learned along the way.

 

We set the bar pretty high with ‘Dark Adrenaline’ and it hasn’t been easy bringing our sound to the next level, but we have lived, learned and grown through a year full of personal issues and changes. We learned to be strong and get stronger, and we felt an inner vibe in this band that we haven’t felt before. We locked ourselves in an age-old studio in Milan, Italy, where history was strong and the past met with our future, vintage gear and the influence of classic Italian horror movies and bands like Goblin meeting the fresh and rough sounds of the modern world with unique and invigorating results. ‘BROKEN CROWN HALO’ is Lacuna Coil introducing a new order, and letting nothing stand in our way…”

 

LACUNA COIL were joined in their native Italy by producer Jay Baumgardner [P.O.D., Sevendust, Evanescence, Papa Roach] and engineer Kyle Hoffmann [P.O.D., Bush, Zebrahead]. ‘BROKEN CROWN HALO’ was mastered by Howie Weinberg, whose credits include Rammstein, Soundgarden, Nirvana, Deftones and Sheryl Crow.

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REVOLVER HOTTEST CHICKS IN ROCK TOUR 

LACUNA COIL with SICK PUPPIES, EYES SET TO KILL & CILVER

FEBRUARY:

20: Wilmington, NC – Ziggy’s By The Sea

21: Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
22: Lexington, KY – Buster’s
23: Springfield, VA – Empire
24: New York, NY – Irving Plaza
26: Worcester, MA – Palladium
27: Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
28: Columbus, OH – Alrosa Villa
MARCH

01: Joliet, IL – Mojoe’s

02: South Bend, IN – Club Fever

05: Broussard, LA – The Station Live

06: Houston, TX – Scout Bar

07: Austin, TX – Infest

08: Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey

10: Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall

12: Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex

14: Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory

15: Seattle, WA – Studio Seven

19: Los Angeles, CA – House Of Blues

20: Anaheim, CA – House Of Blues
WELCOME TO ROCKVILLE 

(with Korn, Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch and more)  

APRIL

27: Jacksonville, FL – Metropolitan Park

JOHN 5 Of Rob Zombie Backstage @ Rockstar Mayhem Festival With PGHMUSICMAG

John 5 of Rob Zombie’s band caught up with PGHMUSICMAG at The Rockstar Mayhem Music Festival in Pittsburgh on July 7, 2013.   Watch on as John 5 and PMM’s Alan discuss the recovery of some of John 5’s guitars, Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare, selling one off pieces of memorabilia, growing up in Michigan and meeting Gene Simmons when he was young, if he ever dreamed of playing big shows like Mayhem, who he has not played with yet and would love to, how hard it is to be always on the road, and…well you’ll just have to watch! (check out the blooper reel at the end of the article as John 5 starts the interview hilariously just trying to figure out what to do with his hands and resigns to hanging on to his bottled water.)

All photos  ©2013 AWeldingphoto and Pittsburgh Music Magazine

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ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL Update – ATTIKA 7 and SCORPION CHILD Added, $4 Beer All Summer Long and More

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ATTIKA 7 (http://www.attika7.com) and SCORPION CHILD (http://www.scorpionchild.com) have just been added to the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL this summer. Both bands will be playing all tour dates with SCORPION CHILD headlining the Sumerian Stage and ATTIKA 7 playing the Musician’s Institute Stage. To see all the bands playing this summer on Mayhem, check out the Mayhem website at http://rockstarmayhemfest.com/bands.

What goes better with blistering heavy metal and hot summer weather than an ice cold beer? Nothing! Now you can refresh yourself at a low price of just $4 for a value beer at your local ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL stop this summer. Look for the value beer stations throughout the venue. ***NOTE: Beer will be $5 in Houston and prices vary in Bangor and Boise

Take the official ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL survey now! By completing this survey, you could be selected as a Mayhem Reporter member to receive a FREE VIP PASS to the 2013ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL date of your choice. The fest will be selecting 10 members for each date of the tour and selected reporters will be announced via email and posted onwww.mayhemreporters.com next week.

For more information on these items and more, visit www.rockstarmayhemfest.com.

Take a look at what some of this year’s festival artists are doing RIGHT NOW:

 

  • CHILDREN OF BODOM guitarist & vocalist ALEXI LAIHO joins SiriusXM host Jose Mangin for an in-studio hang to talk about their 9th studio album Halo Of Blood, and about their summer run on the 6th annual ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL. Encore Broadcasts: Friday, June 14th @ 8pm ET / 5pm PT and Sunday, June 16th @ 11am ET / 8am PT and also available on SiriusXM On Demand
  • HUNTRESS is having a “Virtual Yard Sale” to raise funds for the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL this summer!  There are only 14 DAYS LEFT in the fundraiser! New perks added! Check out this hilarious video (http://youtu.be/TjhuNFP1gD8) they made and visit their indiegogo page for more info! More info: http://igg.me/at/huntress/x/3392973

 

In addition to the new bands announced above, artists performing this year include main stage metal and horror legend, festival closer ROB ZOMBIE, plus, the triple gold certified FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and a monster lineup that includes additional main stage bands MASTODON and AMON AMARTH. The festival area is led by stage closers CHILDREN OF BODOM and MACHINE HEAD as well as JOB FOR A COWBOYEMMUREBORN OF OSIRISMOTIONLESS IN WHITEBUTCHER BABIES, BATTLECROSSHUNTRESSTHROWN INTO EXILE and CITY IN THE SEA.

The ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL will stop in 26 cities across the United States and Canada as it makes its way to the Gexa Energy Pavilion in Dallas, Texas on August 4th, 2013. Dates and venues are listed below. Fans can go to www.rockstarmayhemfest.com to keep up with additional details as they are released.

 

Tour dates are as follows:

 

Date    City                             Venue

6/29     San Bernardino, CA     San Manuel Amphitheater

6/30     Mountain View, CA    Shoreline Amphitheatre

7/2       Boise, ID                    Idaho Center Amphitheatre

7/3       Auburn, WA                White River Amphitheater

7/5       Phoenix, AZ                Desert Sky Pavilion

7/6       Albuquerque, NM        Isleta Amphitheatre

7/7       Denver, CO                 Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre

7/10     Toronto, ON                Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

7/12     Burgettstown, PA         First Niagara Pavilion

7/13     Scranton, PA                Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain

7/14     Darien Center, NY       Darien Lake PAC

7/16     Mansfield, MA            Comcast Center

7/17     Bangor, ME                 Bangor Waterfront

7/19     Camden, NJ                 Susquehanna Bank Center

7/20     Saratoga Springs, NY   SPAC

7/21     Hartford, CT                The Comcast Theatre

7/23     Holmdel, NJ               PNC Bank Arts Center

7/24     Bristow, VA                 Jiffy Lube Live

7/26     Noblesville, IN            Klipsch Music Center

7/27     Tinley Park, IL             First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

7/28     Clarkston, MI DTE      Energy Music Theatre

7/30     Atlanta, GA                 Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood

7/31     Tampa, FL                   Live Nation Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds

8/2       Austin, TX                   Austin360 Amphitheater

8/3       The Woodlands, TX    Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

8/4       Dallas, TX                   Gexa Energy Pavilion

Sponsors for the 2013 ROCKSTAR ENERGY MAYHEM FESTIVAL include title sponsor ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK and stage sponsors JAGERMEISTERMUSICIANS INSTITUTE, and SUMERIAN RECORDS. Festival sponsors include IBANEZ GUITARS,

ZIPPOMETAL BLADE RECORDSNAPALM RECORDSSQUATCH SNACK STICKSFUCK CANCER and KEEP A BREAST. Media partners include REVOLVER MAGAZINE and ZUUS MEDIA.

About ROCKSTAR: Rockstar Energy Drink is designed for those who lead active lifestyles – from Athletes to Rockstars. Available in over 20 flavors at convenience and grocery outlets in over 30 countries, Rockstar supports the Rockstar lifestyle across the globe through Action Sports, Motor Sports, and Live Music. New from Rockstar for 2013, Rockstar Energy Water is a non-carbonated and sugar free enhanced water beverage that is now available throughout the U.S. in three refreshing flavors. For more information visit: www.RockstarEnergy.com

ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL Weekly Update – iPhone and iPod Touch App, A Day In The Life at Mayhem, the SKRATCH N SNIFF Mayhem Mix and More

Get your Tickets NOW at www.rockstarmayhemfest.com or www.livenation.com

This Year Featuring:

ROB ZOMBIE, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, MASTODON, AMON AMARTH, MACHINE HEAD, CHILDREN OF BODOM, BEHEMOTH AND MANY MORE

The official ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL app is here to help you keep up-to-date with all of the Mayhem, with tour news, ticket info, Twitter updates and constant video updates from Mayhem bands! This app will keep you in the know while you are waiting for the Mayhem, and when you get to the show, it will help you create your own personalized ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL schedule.  When you get to the show, find the Program and use the My Set List function to create your own Mayhem schedule so you won’t miss any of your favorite bands set, signings, meet & greets and more! The 2013 app will help you keep in touch even better with the new Photos and Videos sections that will help you check out the tour as it travels the country!

 

Experience A Day In The Life at the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL this year! Ever wonder what it’s like to be a touring Rockstar? Here’s your chance to find out… Enter here to win the weekend of a lifetime as you Party Like A Rockstar from one Rockstar Mayhem Festival stop to the next!

 

This year, Skratch N Sniff has partnered with the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL to bring music fans everywhere the Skratch N Sniff Mayhem Mix!  Skratch N Sniff is a weekly, two- hour radio remix show heard in over 40 markets across the US. Hosts DJ Mike Czech and Malcolm fuse together rock with fresh beats and sounds to make a show unlike anything else on the air. The 48-minute Mayhem Mix features songs from artists on the Mayhem 2013 lineup and Mayhem Alum as well, all remixed and mashed to perfection.  Metal meets beats! Check it out here – http://bit.ly/19nfdQj

 

Save some money on your cherished Mayhem festival tickets! Starting June 6th, you and several friends can enjoy the festival together for a very low price with the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL “Devil of A Good Time” offer! This offer features your choice of paying JUST $66 for a 6-pack of lawn tickets, or $69 for a pair of tickets in the reserved section (plus fees)! This offer begins on Thursday, June 6th at 9:00am local time and ends on Sunday, June 9th at 9:00am local time. NOT PARTICIPATING: Boise, ID / Mountain View, CA / Bangor, ME / Boston, MA. Check your local listings for more information.

 

Again this year, ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL’s METAL OF HONOR is giving back. Starting Wednesday, May 1st at 12 noon (all local time zones), members of the military and veterans will have their chance to purchase Military Discount tickets to THE ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL, General Admission tickets only. You must be in the military to qualify for this pricing. Go to Veteran Tickets Foundation at www.veteranticketsfoundation.org to receive discount and to purchase discounted tickets online.  There are limited discounted tickets, so get yours now! NOTE: Toronto is excluded from this offer.

 

For more information on these items and more, visit www.rockstarmayhemfest.com.

 

 

Take a look at what some of this year’s festival artists are doing RIGHT NOW:

 

 

  • CHILDREN OF BODOM break down their new album, Halo of Blood, at this link: http://bit.ly/10Nffuj  Check it out!

 

  • AMON AMARTH has been hard at work on their new album, mini-documentary, and of course… getting ready to invade the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL this summer! Join the fight on the side of Thor or Loki and watch the first part of their documentary, “Forging Mjölnir”. The battle begins now at http://deceiver.amonamarth.com/

Deceiver of the Gods drops on June 25 and you can take a listen to a brand new track off the forthcoming album, Shape Shifter: http://stereogum.com/1365792/amon-amarth-shape-shifter-stereogum-premiere/mp3s/

 

  • MOTIONLESS IN WHITE has premiered a new lyric video for their single ‘America’, off of their latest album Infamous. Check out the video and make sure to catch them on the Musicians Institute Stage this summer!  http://youtu.be/Jo4HcMIarEA

 

  • BATTLECROSS has unveiled the title, cover art, and first single from their upcoming new album, War of Will. Co-produced at Audio Hammer Studios with famed producers Mark Lewis and Eyal Levi, the sophomore effort from Detroit’s newest soldiers of steel will soon prove as one of the most impressive follow-up releases, destined to become a heavy metal classic for fans of all sub-genres. “War of Will triggers a strange Déjà Vu while feeling completely brand new” says Levi.

Stream “Force Fed Lies” and pre-order your copy of War of Will now at www.metalblade.com/battlecrossWar of Will releases July 9.

 

 

Artists performing this year include main stage metal and horror legend, festival closer ROB ZOMBIE, plus, the triple gold certified FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCHand a monster lineup that includes additional main stage bands MASTODON and AMON AMARTH. The festival area is led by stage closers CHILDREN OF BODOM and MACHINE HEAD as well as BEHEMOTHJOB FOR A COWBOYEMMUREBORN OF OSIRISMOTIONLESS IN WHITEBUTCHER BABIES, BATTLECROSSHUNTRESSTHROWN INTO EXILE and CITY IN THE SEA.

 

The ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL will stop in 26 cities across the United States and Canada as it makes its way to the Gexa Energy Pavilion in Dallas, Texas on August 4th, 2013. Dates and venues are listed below. Fans can go to www.rockstarmayhemfest.com to keep up with additional details as they are released.

 

 

Tour dates are as follows:

 

Date    City                             Venue

6/29     San Bernardino, CA     San Manuel Amphitheater

6/30     Mountain View, CA    Shoreline Amphitheatre

7/2       Boise, ID                    Idaho Center Amphitheatre

7/3       Auburn, WA                White River Amphitheater

7/5       Phoenix, AZ                Desert Sky Pavilion

7/6       Albuquerque, NM        Isleta Amphitheatre

7/7       Denver, CO                 Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre

7/10     Toronto, ON                Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

7/12     Burgettstown, PA         First Niagara Pavilion

7/13     Scranton, PA                Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain

7/14     Darien Center, NY       Darien Lake PAC

7/16     Mansfield, MA            Comcast Center

7/17     Bangor, ME                 Bangor Waterfront

7/19     Camden, NJ                 Susquehanna Bank Center

7/20     Saratoga Springs, NY   SPAC

7/21     Hartford, CT                The Comcast Theatre

7/23     Holmdel, NJ               PNC Bank Arts Center

7/24     Bristow, VA                 Jiffy Lube Live

7/26     Noblesville, IN            Klipsch Music Center

7/27     Tinley Park, IL             First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

7/28     Clarkston, MI DTE      Energy Music Theatre

7/30     Atlanta, GA                 Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood

7/31     Tampa, FL                   Live Nation Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds

8/2       Austin, TX                   Austin360 Amphitheater

8/3       The Woodlands, TX    Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

8/4       Dallas, TX                   Gexa Energy Pavilion

 

 

Sponsors for the 2013 ROCKSTAR ENERGY MAYHEM FESTIVAL include title sponsor ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK and stage sponsors JAGERMEISTER,MUSICIANS INSTITUTE, and SUMERIAN RECORDS. Festival sponsors include IBANEZ GUITARS,

ZIPPOMETAL BLADE RECORDSNAPALM RECORDSSQUATCH SNACK STICKSFUCK CANCER and KEEP A BREAST. Media partners includeREVOLVER MAGAZINE and ZUUS MEDIA.

John 5 (of Rob Zombie) talks to PGHMUSICMAG About Rockstar Mayhem Festival& Much More!

John 5 seems like he is everywhere at once.  The multi talented guitarist cannot be pigeonholed into any style of playing and he continues to challenge himself and be the humble virtuoso that he has become.  The self admitted perfectionist is hard at work figuring out not only how to make sure all the songs are tip top, but how to make sure that the show is everything that the fans expect it to be.  Venemous Rat Regeneration Vendor  is already climbing the charts and quieting the critics that have been saying Zombie has not been at the top of his game for some time, who are now eating crow and heralding the sounds and scene that John 5, Piggy D, Ginger Fish have helped Rob Zombie create.  (Pay attention to the exclusive John gives us about the writing of Teenage Nosferatu in the following interview!!!)

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Preparing to rip apart the main stage as the headliner of The 2013 Rockstar Mayhem Festival as Rob Zombie’s guitarist, John took some time from their pre-Mayhem production work in L.A. to talk with Pittsburgh Music Magazine’s Editor and COO, Alan, about the experience of the Rockstar Mayhem Festival and what Rob Zombie and company have in store, winning the best guitarist award at The Revolver Golden God Awards, the new Rob Zombie LP Venemous Rat Regeneration Vendor, having some guitars and personal items stolen from his home, solo work, and working with David Lee Roth.  Listen to our exclusive interview here!!! Click below

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Don’t miss John 5 with Rob Zombie when they hit Pittsburgh on July 12 or at a city near you…http://rockstarmayhemfest.com/dates

Jun 29 San Bernardino, CA San Manuel Amphitheater Buy TicketsBuy VIP Tickets
Jun 30 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre Buy TicketsBuy VIP Tickets
Jul 02 Nampa, ID Idaho Center Amphitheatre Buy Tickets
Jul 03 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre Buy TicketsBuy VIP Tickets
Jul 05 Phoenix, AZ Desert Sky Pavilion Buy TicketsBuy VIP Tickets
Jul 06 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheatre Buy TicketsBuy VIP Tickets
Jul 07 Englewood, CO Fiddler’s Green Ampitheatre Buy TicketsBuy VIP Tickets
Jul 10 Toronto, ON CA Molson Canadian Amphitheatre Buy TicketsBuy VIP Tickets
Jul 12 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion Buy TicketsBuy VIP Tickets
Jul 13 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion Buy TicketsBuy VIP Tickets
Jul 14 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center Buy TicketsBuy VIP Tickets
Jul 16 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center Buy TicketsBuy VIP Tickets
Jul 17 Bangor, ME Bangor Waterfront Buy TicketsBuy VIP Tickets
Jul 19 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center Buy TicketsBuy VIP Tickets
Jul 20 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center Buy TicketsBuy VIP Tickets
Jul 21 Hartford, CT The Comcast Theatre Buy TicketsBuy VIP Tickets
Jul 23 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center Buy TicketsBuy VIP Tickets
Jul 24 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live Buy TicketsBuy VIP Tickets
Jul 26 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center Buy TicketsBuy VIP Tickets
Jul 27 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre Buy TicketsBuy VIP Tickets
Jul 28 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre Buy TicketsBuy VIP Tickets
Jul 30 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheatre Buy TicketsBuy VIP Tickets
Jul 31 Tampa, FL MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre Buy TicketsBuy VIP Tickets
Aug 02 Austin, TX Austin360 Amphitheater at Circuit of The Americas Buy TicketsBuy VIP Tickets
Aug 03 The Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Buy TicketsBuy VIP Tickets
Aug 04 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion Buy TicketsBuy VIP Tickets

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The 6th Annual ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL Announces VIP Charity Ticket Auctions that will put Fans Onstage with One of Their Favorite Bands

Proceeds to Benefit ‘Metal of Honor’& ‘Unite The United Foundation’

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The 6th Annual ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL, featuring headliners Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Mastodon and Amon Amarth, is proud to announce the 2013 VIP Charity Ticket Auction that will put fans onstage with one their favorite bands. Proceeds will benefit Metal of Honor and Unite The United Foundation.

 

Beginning Thursday, May 16, 2013 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 ORGeneral Admission ‘Pit’ tickets, a backstage guided tour to see the “inner workings” of a large scale concert festival (who knows who you’ll meet?), 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, a Metal of Honor commemorative laminate pass and front-of-the-line access to all band signings.

 

The all-day outdoor ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL, drawing as many as 11,000 to 17,000+ fans per event, will make stops in 26 North American cities, coast-to-coast, beginning on June 29, 2013 in San Bernardino, California and concluding August 4, 2013 in Dallas, Texas. Each festival date features 16 of the biggest names in Hard Rock and Heavy Metal, performing on four stages, as well as other attractions, including a concourse midway filled with vendors and activities, and the not-to-be-missed Metal Mulisha Motorcycle Freestyle Jump Show (www.metalmulisha.com), performing on select dates.

 

Projected to be one of the most successful, audacious and not-to-be-missed concert events of 2013, The ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL will feature multi-platinum headliners Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Mastodon andAmon Amarth on the MainstageThe Jägermeister Stage will feature headliner Machine Head supported by Job for a Cowboy, Butcher Babies, Battlecross and Huntress. The Musicians Institute Stage will feature headliner Children of Bodom, supported by Behemoth, Emmure, Born of Osiris, Motionless in White and Thrown into Exile.  The Sumerian Records stage will feature headliner City in the Sea, with more bands to be announced. Daily lineups vary by date, so be sure to check the DATES page for show lineups: www.rockstarmayhemfest.com/dates

 

Fans who have purchased Charity VIP Tickets in the past state, “Best. Concert. Experience. Ever. Thank you for a dream come true event!,” “Even better than last year. Thanks a ton for a killer day!,” and “Awesome Experience! Would do this again!”

 

The ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL eBay ticket auctions began on Thursday, May 16, 2013, at 8:00 p.m. PST, CST and EST, when 26 pairs of tickets with accompanying VIP credentials for all 26 MAYHEM dates will be posted to eBay as TEN-Day Auctions. Fans interested in bidding on these very special MAYHEM Festival VIP tickets and credentials can access the eBay ticket auctions from the Metal of Honor Charity Auction Button on the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL website home page: www.rockstarmayhemfest.com or by searching for “MAYHEM Charity” on www.eBay.com

 

About The Charities:
Metal of Honor is a charity program started in 2011 that raises financial support and awareness for military non-profits while showing gratitude to our military men and women during the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival tour.

 

The Unite The United Foundation is a public 501 (c) (3) non-profit, fundraising organization founded by the producers of the Vans Warped Tour, and ROCKSTAR ENERGY MAYHEM FESTIVAL. It’s mission is to encourage fans, artists and industry leaders from the music, touring and action sports worlds to work toward positive change, by supporting local charities and participating in community volunteerism events across the United States. Unite The United Foundation is committed to raising funds to be donated directly to grass roots organizations that are making a difference in every national community.  (http://www.unitetheunited.com)

 

For more info:

ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL official website: www.rockstarmayhemfest.com/

 

ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL 2013 TOUR DATES:

06/29 San Bernardino, CA – San Manuel Amphitheater

06/30 Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre

07/02 Nampa, ID – Idaho Center Amphitheatre

07/03 Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre

07/05 Phoenix, AZ – Desert Sky Pavilion

07/06 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheatre

07/07 Englewood, CO – Fiddler’s Green Ampitheatre

07/10 Toronto, ON – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

07/12 Burgettstown, PA – First Niagara Pavilion

07/13 Scranton, PA – Toyota Pavilion

07/14 Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center

07/16 Mansfield, MA – Comcast Center

07/17 Bangor, ME – Bangor Waterfront

07/19 Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center

07/20 Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center

07/21 Hartford, CT – The Comcast Theatre

07/23 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center

07/24 Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live

07/26 Noblesville, IN – Klipsch Music Center

07/27 Tinley Park, IL – First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre

07/28 Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre

07/30 Atlanta, GA – Lakewood Amphitheatre

07/31 Tampa, FL – 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre

08/02 Austin, TX – Tower Amphitheatre

08/03 The Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

08/04 Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion

 

The 6th Annual ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL Weekly Update – Announcing the Sirius XM Contest, Mayhem Survey, Mayhem Special Military Ticket Offer, and More

This Year Featuring:

ROB ZOMBIE, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, MASTODON, AMON AMARTH, MACHINE HEAD, CHILDREN OF BODOM, BEHEMOTH AND MANY MORE

Tour Starts June 29th in San Bernardino, CA

Get your Tickets NOW at www.rockstarmayhemfest.com or www.livenation.com

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Do you want to visit New York City? Who doesn’t! SiriusXM is giving you the chance to win a trip to New York City for ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL on July 23rdat the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ! Check out the contest here:http://www.siriusxm.com/ Mayhem Festival

 

Take the official ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL survey now! By completing this survey, you could be selected as a Mayhem Reporter member to receive a FREE VIP PASS to the 2013 ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL date of your choice. The fest will be selecting 10 members for each date of the tour and selected reporters will be announced via email and posted on www.mayhemreporters.com on June 15, 2013.

 

Again this year, ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL’s METAL OF HONOR is giving back. Starting Wednesday, May 1st at 12 noon (all local time zones), members of the military and veterans will have their chance to purchase Military Discount tickets to THE ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL, General Admission tickets only.

 

You must be in the military to qualify for this pricing. Go to Veteran Tickets Foundation atwww.veteranticketsfoundation.org to receive discount and to purchase discounted tickets online.  There are limited discounted tickets, so get yours now! NOTE: Toronto is excluded from this offer.

 

For more information on these items and more, visit www.rockstarmayhemfest.com.

 

Take a look at what some of this year’s festival artists are doing RIGHT NOW:

 

 

  • FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH‘s new single, “Lift Me Up” (featuring Rob Halford of Judas Priest) is out now!  The first of their two new studio albums, The Wrong Side Of Heaven and The Righteous Side Of Hell Volume 1, will be released on July 23rd, while Volume 2 is scheduled for later this fall.  For more info and to check out where you can catch 5FDP on the road this summer, head to: http://www.fivefingerdeathpunch.com/

 

  • ·         Finnish metal superstars CHILDREN OF BODOM, who have a new album Halo Of Blood in stores on June 11th (US), have just released the official video clip of their song “Transference”. Check it out here: http://bit.ly/10ymvZO

 

The title track for the new CHILDREN OF BODOM record is also streaming live over at Pitchfork.com.  Check it out here: http://bit.ly/17uuijC

 

  • ·         BATTLECROSS has completed work on their second album for Metal Blade Records. The title, track-listing, as well as music and behind the scenes studio videos are being readied for public consumption. Until then, BATTLECROSS has shared a few photos from their time at Audiohammer Studios, as well as some thoughts on the recording process with famed producer Mark Lewis (The Black Dahlia Murder, Trivium, Whitechapel, DevilDriver). Check out the photos here: http://www.metalblade.com/us/news/battlecross-discuss-recording-at-audiohammer-studios/

 

  • HUNTRESS is streaming a new song co-written by Lemmy from Motorhead on their Facebook now! Go LIKE HUNTRESS (http://a.pgtb.me/jsQf9x) to hear the streaming version of “I Want to F**ck You to Death” co-written by Lemmy Kilmister!

 

Artists performing this year include main stage metal and horror legend, festival closer ROBZOMBIE, plus, the triple gold certified FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and a monster lineup that includes additional main stage bands MASTODON and AMON AMARTH. The festival area is led by stage closers CHILDREN OF BODOM and MACHINE HEAD as well asBEHEMOTHJOB FOR A COWBOYEMMUREBORN OF OSIRISMOTIONLESS IN WHITEBUTCHER BABIES, BATTLECROSSHUNTRESSTHROWN INTO EXILE andCITY IN THE SEA.

 

The ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL will stop in 26 cities across the United States and Canada as it makes its way to the Gexa Energy Pavilion in Dallas, Texas on August 4th, 2013. Dates and venues are listed below. Fans can go towww.rockstarmayhemfest.com to keep up with additional details as they are released.

 

 

Tour dates are as follows:

 

Date    City                             Venue

6/29     San Bernardino, CA     San Manuel Amphitheater

6/30     Mountain View, CA    Shoreline Amphitheatre

7/2       Boise, ID                    Idaho Center Amphitheatre

7/3       Auburn, WA                White River Amphitheater

7/5       Phoenix, AZ                Desert Sky Pavilion

7/6       Albuquerque, NM        Isleta Amphitheatre

7/7       Denver, CO                 Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre

7/10     Toronto, ON                Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

7/12     Burgettstown, PA         First Niagara Pavilion

7/13     Scranton, PA                Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain

7/14     Darien Center, NY       Darien Lake PAC

7/16     Mansfield, MA            Comcast Center

7/17     Bangor, ME                 Bangor Waterfront

7/19     Camden, NJ                 Susquehanna Bank Center

7/20     Saratoga Springs, NY   SPAC

7/21     Hartford, CT                The Comcast Theatre

7/23     Holmdel, NJ               PNC Bank Arts Center

7/24     Bristow, VA                 Jiffy Lube Live

7/26     Noblesville, IN            Klipsch Music Center

7/27     Tinley Park, IL             First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

7/28     Clarkston, MI DTE      Energy Music Theatre

7/30     Atlanta, GA                 Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood

7/31     Tampa, FL                   Live Nation Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds

8/2       Austin, TX                   Austin360 Amphitheater

8/3       The Woodlands, TX    Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

8/4       Dallas, TX                   Gexa Energy Pavilion

 

 

Sponsors for the 2013 ROCKSTAR ENERGY MAYHEM FESTIVAL include title sponsorROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK and stage sponsors JAGERMEISTERMUSICIANSINSTITUTE, and SUMERIAN RECORDS. Festival sponsors include IBANEZ GUITARS,

ZIPPOMETAL BLADE RECORDSNAPALM RECORDSSQUATCH SNACK STICKS,FUCK CANCER and KEEP A BREAST. Media partners include REVOLVER MAGAZINEand ZUUS MEDIA.

 

 

About ROCKSTAR: Rockstar Energy Drink is designed for those who lead active lifestyles – from Athletes to Rockstars. Available in over 20 flavors at convenience and grocery outlets in over 30 countries, Rockstar supports the Rockstar lifestyle across the globe through Action Sports, Motor Sports, and Live Music. New from Rockstar for 2013, Rockstar Energy Water is a non-carbonated and sugar free enhanced water beverage that is now available throughout the U.S. in three refreshing flavors. For more information visit: www.RockstarEnergy.com

 

 

ABOUT LIVE NATION ENTERTAINMENT:

Live Nation Entertainment is the world’s leading live entertainment and ecommerce company, comprised of four market leaders: www.Tickmaster.com, Live Nation Concerts, Artist Nation and Live Nation Network. www.Ticketmaster.com is the global event ticketing leader and one of the world’s top five ecommerce sites, with a database of over 119 million fans who visit our sites. Live Nation Concerts produce over 22,000 shows annually for more than 2,300 artists globally. Artist Nation is the world’s top artist management company, representing over 200 artists. These businesses power Live Nation Network, the leading provider of entertainment marketing solutions, enabling nearly 800 advertisers to tap into the 250 million consumers Live Nation delivers annually through its live event and digital platforms. For additional information, visit www.livenation.com/investors .

LOUDER THAN HELL THE DEFINITIVE ORAL HISTORY OF METAL IS KILLER

Got mycopy of Louder Than Hell in the mail yesterday…wow.  Really, no B.S. No filler, all killer.  I read a ton of rock bios and rock related books every month; actually I read a ridiculous amount.  Half of those books are decent, a quarter complete garbage, the other quarter is split between excellent and “how the fuck did this get published?”.  Louder Than Hell falls in the category of “I will now devour this, keep your grubby hands off of it, no you can’t borrow it, and yes it’s a bit beat up ‘cuz I keep going back to it again and again”.  Yep, it’s that cool.  There really is nothing like getting the story straight from the people in the middle of the shit, deep and dirty in the trenches.  And that is what this book gives you.  If you are a fan of rock, metal, music in general, you owe it to yourself. Get this book!

Alan Welding (Editor and COO of PMM)

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Based on Hundreds of Original Interviews with the Metal Elite — Including Lemmy/Motorhead, Members Of Black Sabbath, Megadeth, Korn, Pantera, Limp Bizkit, Metallica, Marilyn Manson, Van Halen, and many more.

“…no one’s gone quite as deep into the genre’s recesses as this 736-page oral history…”

– ROLLING STONE (4 star review!)

“It’s an aficionado’s delight.”

– NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

 

“…an amazing account of the four-decades-old genre…”

– LA WEEKLY

“If you want some debauchery and demonology to go with your gentle summer breezes,Louder Than Hell is the tome for you.” – YAHOO SUMMER MUSIC GUIDE, “ROCK’S BEST BEACH READS”

“Essential.” REVOLVER (4/4 stars review!)

“An indispensable oral history of an often misunderstood musical genre.”

KIRKUS REVIEWS (a starred review!)

“I’m not saying this just because I’m in the book, but . . . if you love metal, great stories, and music history told by the people who made it, then Louder than Hell is a must-read.”

—ALICE COOPER

 

“…the authors’ inclusiveness give this examination a weight that is just as heavy as the music.”

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

LOUDER THAN HELL: The Definitive Oral History of Metal is in stores TODAY! Compiled from over 400 interviews conducted by respected music journalists Jon Wiederhorn and Katherine Turman, LOUDER THAN HELL: The Definitive Oral History of Metal (It Books; May 14, 2013; Hardcover; $32.50) is a chronological history of heavy metal, told through the words of the men and women who created it, played it, re-invented it, and continue to rock it.

Last night (May 13), co-authors Jon Wiederhorn and Katherine Turman threw a hugely successful public party and signing at Powerhouse Arena in Brooklyn, NY. An in-depth Q&A was moderated by That Metal Show’s Don Jamieson and renowned music photographer Stephanie Cabral (her gorgeous, full-color photos can be seen in the book) also joined the session. The event was such a huge success that the venue actually ran out of beer and the authors ran out of books to sign! Press and photographers came out in droves. See below for some photos from last night, taken by well-known New York photographer Greg Cristman.

On a related note, Jon and Katherine visited the Rock N’ Roll Heaven and Old Bridge Metal Militia Reunion Concert and Fundraiser in Freehold, NJ this weekend to witness the stellar line-up and sell signed books for charity. Again, all books were sold out before the end of the show and the authors were able to raise over $400 in proceeds to donate to victims of Superstorm Sandy.

The amount of positive reaction that LOUDER THAN HELL has received so far is staggering, as the quotes above can attest to. Not surprisingly, LOUDER THAN HELL was already being used as an official source even before the book release.  This book is being recognized as a credible, definitive guide to the history of heavy metal.  As published in the New York Times on May 3, the paper of Record referred to the new book LOUDER THAN HELL: The Definitive Oral History of Metal” to gain further insight into their story.

Revolver senior editor Wiederhorn and Nights with Alice Cooper producer Turman dug deep into their extensive list of contacts to uncover never-before-heard stories, eye-opening admissions and the truth behind metal’s most explosive legends. Candid and confessional commentary comes straight from icons of the genre, including: Ronnie James Dio, Ozzy Osbourne, Bruce Dickinson, Eddie Van Halen, Vince Neil, Tommy Lee, Lita Ford, Lars Ulrich, James Hetfield, Axl Rose, Slash, Corey Taylor, Dave Mustaine, Chuck Schuldiner, Lemmy Kilmister, King Diamond, Dave Grohl, Trent Reznor, Slayer’s Kerry King, Phil Anselmo, Rob Zombie and more. With an introduction by Scott Ian of Anthrax and an afterword by Rob Halford of Judas Priest, and with two 16-page photo inserts, with some never-before seen candid shots by celebrated rock photographers Stephanie Cabral and Robert Matheu, this is the book metal fans have been waiting for.

The many musicians interviewed by these veteran journalists offer their take on their influences, touring, the music business, and songwriting, as well as their often-traumatic upbringings, battles with substance abuse, and bizarre sexual exploits. Industry insiders (including managers, record label executives, family members, friends, scenesters, groupies, journalists, and porn stars) provide additional insight.
From the creation of Black Sabbath in the late 1960s, to Judas Priest’s development of the leather-and-studs look, to Metallica introducing the world to thrash, to the inception of Ozzfest, to Faith No More accidentally creating the first hybrid of rap and metal, to the provocative exploits of the Sunset Strip scene, to the death and destruction surrounding Norwegian black metal, LOUDER THAN HELL gets to the meat of the metal matter:

  • Rob Halford of Judas Priest reveals how he kicked cocaine and alcohol in 1986 after tragically witnessing his boyfriend’s suicide and sought solace in spirituality, which has helped the Metal God stay clean to this day.
  • Guns N’ Roses’ Axl Rose talks about the early days of Guns N’ Roses, the making of the 36-million-copy-selling debut Appetite for Destruction, and how Robert Willams’ graphic cover art was censored.
  • Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi explains how he lost parts of his fingers while working a day job in a factory – and created homemade prosthetics so he could play guitar, which changed the tonality of the instrument and the sound of heavy metal forever.
  • Megadeth bassist Dave Ellefson shares how he dug through his own vomit in search of the balloon of heroin he’d swallowed to avoid being arrested by the police, and then used that heroin to celebrate his victory over not getting busted.
  • Members of Metallica and Anthrax detail the horrifying events of 1986 when Metallica’s tour bus crashed and tipped over, crushing bassist Cliff Burton beneath it while the rest of the members escaped relatively unscathed.
  • Alice Cooper reveals how it was really wheelchair-bound members of his AUDIENCE who tore the live chicken apart during his fateful concert in Toronto, while Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne give first-person accounts of Ozzy biting the head off a dove while wasted during a high-level record company meeting, and decapitating a bat onstage during his Diary of a Madman tour.
  • Hellhammer, drummer of Norway’s pioneering black metal band Mayhem, talks about ex-vocalist Dead committing suicide and how guitarist Euronymous used a chunk of Dead’s brain to make a Mexican stew.
  • Biohazard guitarist Billy Graziadei details how gang bangers stabbed a member of the group’s posse with a hunting knife while shouting, “Payback, Motherfucker!” and how the band vowed to retaliate. Vocalist Evan Seinfeld also recounts his graphic sexual liaisons while on tour, and how they led to his career in porn.
  • Slipknot bassist Paul Gray (who died of an overdose at age 38 during the writing of LOUDER THAN HELL) discusses the evolution of the lineup; physical fights between band members, and his own struggles with addiction.

LOUDER THAN HELL explores the transformation of metal culture, with stories and anecdotes straight from the mouths of the most infamous and successful bands. Filled with hundreds of revealing interviews representing every type and era of heavy metal—from metal progenitors such as Blue Cheer, Led Zeppelin, and the MC5 to current day innovators including Slipknot, Mastodon, and Lamb of God—LOUDER THAN HELL is the ultimate look behind the curtain at one of our most dynamic, controversial and enduring musical genres.

To learn more about LOUDER THAN HELL, please visit these official locations:

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LouderThanHellTheBook

Tumblr: http://www.tumblr.com/blog/louderthanhellbook

Twitter: https://twitter.com/louderthanhell

Buy your copy of LOUDER THAN HELL on Amazon.com now at this location.

About the Authors:

Jon Wiederhorn is a senior writer for Revolver who also writes for Guitar World, Yahoo.com,eMusic.com and Noisey.Vice.com. His second book, the authorized biography of Ministry’s Al Jourgensen, Ministry: The Lost Gospels According to Al Jourgensen, is scheduled for release in August. His work has also appeared in Rolling StoneSPIN, Entertainment Weekly, TV Guide, Loudwire.com, AOL Noisecreep, Classic Rock, Metal Hammer, RIP, Alternative Press and Cosmopolitan. Jon currently lives in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, down the street from legendary ‘80s/’90s metal club L’Amour. His greatest accomplishment is teaching his two pre-teens to flash the devil horns long before they discovered Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber.

Katherine Turman is the producer for Alice Cooper’s nightly syndicated radio show, Nights with Alice Cooper. A former editor of RIP magazine and producer at TV’s The Sharon Osbourne Show as well as radio’s Rockline, her writing has been in major publications including Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone, Mother Jones, SPIN, Billboard, Marie Claire, Guitar World, Metal Hammer, Village Voice and Daily Variety. A Los Angeles native, she now lives in Brooklyn.

Advance Praise for LOUDER THAN HELL:

“This is the best oral history I’ve read since Please Kill Me. Louder than Hell is the first book that really delivers the brutal truth from the mouths of the artists and key players themselves!

I couldn’t put it down.” —Matt Pinfield

Louder Than Hell comes straight from the twisted minds of rock icons and flows seamlessly through various eras of heavy metal. You hear from the guys that were there on the stage, in the pit, puking in the gutter. It brought back memories, and I even learned a few things I never knew. I really dig this book.”  —Riki Rachtman, DJ, VJ

“Books on the history of even something as cool as metal can be a bit antiseptic and boring—not this one. It’s the story straight from the horse’s mouth. Even better is when the horses have experimented with drugs and black out occasionally. . .” —Brendon Small, creator of Dethklok and Metalocalypse

“Who likes rock n roll here?? Well if you do, this is the book for you! Every rock has been overturned, every band has been analyzed, quoted, and lionized and every page offers a new fact or figure that you probably didn’t know. This is the definitive chronicle of all that is heavy metal and I’ve read them all!”  —Chris Jericho, Fozzy

“Katherine Turman and Jon Wiederhorn know metal. Louder than Hell is an amazing gathering of different breeds of heavy metal rockers telling the tales metal fans want to hear.”

—Tom Morello, Rage Against the Machine

“This is the book every metal fan should own. A fascinating high-octane chronicle of metal mayhem that takes readers on a wild ride, from metal’s earliest days to the head-banging present. I’m not saying this just because I’m in the book, but . . . if you love metal, great stories, and music history told by the people who made it, then Louder than Hell is a must-read.”

—Alice Cooper

Louder than Hell is a love letter to the misunderstood genre of heavy metal music, written by trusted companions who had a front row seat on the devil’s rollercoaster. The definitive chronological testimony by the people who were there, including some who are no longer with us.” —Mark McGrath, Sugar Ray and co-host Extra

“An amazingly comprehensive book on all eras and genres of hard rock and heavy metal. The stories and attention to detail make it an instant must for anyone who ever was or is a fan.”

—Eddie Trunk, DJ and host of “That Metal Show” on VH1 Classic

 

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THE SIXTH ANNUAL ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES ARTIST LINEUP

THE SIXTH ANNUAL ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES ARTIST LINEUP

ROB ZOMBIE, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, MASTODON, AMON AMARTH, MACHINE HEAD, CHILDREN OF BODOM, BEHEMOTH AND MANY MORE

 

View the Announcement video Here

Tickets Go On Sale Friday March 22nd at 12 Noon

Tour Starts June 29th In San Bernardino, CA

 

Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, the world’s biggest hard and heavy music touring festival announces its electrifying sixth-year lineup. Artists performing on the 2013 thunderous fest include main stage metal and horror legend, festival closer,ROB ZOMBIE, plus, the triple gold certified FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and a monster lineup that includes additional main stage bands MASTODON and AMON AMARTH. The festival area is led by stage closers CHILDREN OF BODOM and MACHINE HEAD as well as BEHEMOTHJOB FOR A COWBOYEMMUREBORN OF OSIRISMOTIONLESS IN WHITEBUTCHER BABIES, BATTLECROSSHUNTRESSTHROWN INTO EXILE and CITY IN THE SEA. Four stages will be presented this year for the first time ever and the stages include the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAIN STAGE, THE JAGERMEISTER STAGE, MUSICIANS INSTITUTE STAGE, as well as, the SUMERIAN RECORDS/HEADBANG FOR THE HIGHWAY CONCOURSE STAGE, (local bands performing on the Sumerian Records/Headbang for the Highway Stage will be announced in June).

 

All tickets go on sale March 22nd at 12:00 Noon local venue time via

www.rockstarmayhemfest.com or www.livenation.com.  The tour will stop in 26 cities across the United States and Canada as it makes its way to the Gexa Energy Pavilion in Dallas, Texas on August 4th, 2013. Dates and venues are listed below.

 

Get a sneak peak of new FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH music here.

 

A rock icon and auteur filmmaker with insight and unlimited vision, Rob Zombie has continuously challenged audiences as he stretches the boundaries of music, film, and publishing. Now, the seven-time Grammy nominated recording artist releases his fifth solo album, Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor, which streets April 23, and includes the first single, “ Dead City Radio and the New Gods of Super Town,” along with such tracks as “Ging Gang Gong De Do Gong De Laga Raga,” “Lucifer Rising,” “Behold! The Pretty Filthy Creatures” and a heavy-duty cover of Grand Funk Railroad’s “We’re an American Band.” Rob Zombie’s Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor is the first release on his new label, Zodiac Swan, through T-Boy Records/UME. Zombie’s also written and directed his 6th feature film, “The Lords of Salem”, in theaters April 19th (Anchor Bay).

 

After three gold albums in a row and ten consecutive top ten radio singles, Five Finger Death

Punch continue their evolution in 2013 by releasing a new single in early May, followed by their fourth studio album in June.  FFDP are set to perform live at this year’s Revolver Golden

Gods Awards show in Los Angeles on May 2 and will warm up for Mayhem playing this summer’s most prestigious European festivals, amongst them UK’s Download Festival and

Germany’s Rock am Ring and Rock im Park.

 

The World’s Greatest Freestyle Motocross team THE METAL MULISHA is also confirmed to

perform on most dates.

 

Sponsors for the 2013 ROCKSTAR ENERGY MAYHEM FESTIVAL include title sponsor

ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK and stage sponsors JAGERMEISTERMUSICIANS

INSTITUTE, and SUMERIAN RECORDS. Festival sponsors include IBANEZ GUITARS,

ZIPPOMETAL BLADE RECORDSNAPALM RECORDSSQUATCH SNACK STICKS,

FUCK CANCER and KEEP A BREAST. Media partners include REVOLVER MAGAZINE and

ZUUS MEDIA.

 

In addition to catching their favorite bands live, fans can take part in a number of festival

activities, including playing the newest video games, perusing vendors, attending autograph

signing sessions and a slew of various interactive activities that will only add to the festival

experience.

 

ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK will be sampling their products and providing awesome surprises for

all attendees.  Rockstar will also present the VIP/Contest winner area designated as THE

ROCKSTAR LOUNGE and the festival area PARTY LIKE A ROCKSTAR TENT where fans can sample ice cold Rockstar and get autographs from their favorite bands.

 

Addition to the festival’s music and arts, MUSICIANS INSTITUTE and the Rockstar

Energy Drink Mayhem Festival have partnered to create the Rockstar Mayhem Independent

Artist Scholarship! This scholarship fully covers tuition and material fees for a two quarter IAP

certificate (Room, Boarding and Travel are not included.) The application period runs from

March 18 until June 1, 2013. Applicants must visit www.mi.edu/mayhem-rock-festivalscholarship

to enter.

 

Fans can go to www.rockstarmayhemfest.com to keep up with additional details as they are

released.

 

Make sure to check out this brand new video announcing the official 2013 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival line up and stay tuned to Mayhem TV for more video updates and features coming soon!

Tour dates are as follows:

Date City Venue

6/29 San Bernardino, CA San Manuel Amphitheater

6/30 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre

7/2 Boise, ID Idaho Center Amphitheatre

7/3 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheater

7/5 Phoenix, AZ Desert Sky Pavilion

7/6 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheatre

7/7 Denver, CO Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre

7/10 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

7/12 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion

7/13 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain

7/14 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake PAC

7/16 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center

7/17 Bangor, ME Bangor Waterfront

7/19 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center

7/20 Saratoga Springs, NY SPAC

7/21 Hartford, CT The Comcast Theatre

7/23 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center

7/24 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live

7/26 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center

7/27 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

7/28 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre

7/30 Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood

7/31 Tampa, FL Live Nation Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds

8/2 Austin, TX Austin360 Amphitheater

8/3 The Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

8/4 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion

 

 

ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL STAGES AND ARTISTS:

 

ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAIN STAGE

ROB ZOMBIE

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH

MASTODON

AMON AMARTH

 

MUSICIANS INSTITUTE STAGE               JAGERMEISTER STAGE

CHILDREN OF BODOM                                MACHINE HEAD

BEHEMOTH                                                   JOB FOR A COWBOY

EMMURE                                                        BUTCHER BABIES

BORN OF OSIRIS                                           BATTLECROSS

MOTIONLESS IN WHITE                               HUNTRESS

THROWN INTO EXILE

SUMERIAN RECORDS/HEADBANG FOR THE HIGHWAY STAGE

CITY IN THE SEA

3 LOCAL OPENERS

 

 

 

 

About ROCKSTAR – Rockstar Energy Drink is designed for those who lead active lifestyles –

from Athletes to Rockstars. Available in over 20 flavors at convenience and grocery outlets in

over 30 countries, Rockstar supports the Rockstar lifestyle across the globe through Action

Sports, Motor Sports, and Live Music. New from Rockstar for 2013, Rockstar Energy Water is a

non-carbonated and sugar free enhanced water beverage that is now available throughout the

U.S. in three refreshing flavors. For more information visit: www.RockstarEnergy.com

Find us at: www.facebook.com/rockstar – www.twitter.com/RockstarEnergy

www.instagram.com/RockstarEnergy – www.youtube.com/Rockstar

 

 

ABOUT LIVE NATION ENTERTAINMENT:

Live Nation Entertainment is the world’s leading live entertainment and ecommerce company,

comprised of four market leaders: www.Tickmaster.com, Live Nation Concerts, Artist Nation and

Live Nation Network. www.Ticketmaster.com is the global event ticketing leader and one of the

world’s top five ecommerce sites, with a database of over 119 million fans who visit our sites.

Live Nation Concerts produce over 22,000 shows annually for more than 2,300 artists globally.

Artist Nation is the world’s top artist management company, representing over 200 artists.

These businesses power Live Nation Network, the leading provider of entertainment marketing

solutions, enabling nearly 800 advertisers to tap into the 250 million consumers Live Nation

delivers annually through its live event and digital platforms. For additional information, visit

www.livenation.com/investors .

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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