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Armonight are back with the fourth album

NEROCROMO MUSIC and Heart Of Steel Records are proud to present 'Who we really are' the fourth album of italian rockers ARMONIGHT.
Armonight are back with an excellent Hard Rock sound influenced by the 70's and 80's classic anthems, the band are founded in Vicenza, Italy in 2007 by Fjord and Lara.
The Release contains 12 songs in vein of the spirit of Aerosmith, Heart, Joan Jett and will be available on digital market in 2015, July 20th on every worldwide webstores, iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Deezer, Google Music, Nokia, Emusic...



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SIXX: A.M. To Release 'Rise' Single In March

Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 17:10

SIXX: A.M., the band featuring MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx alongside guitarist DJ Ashba and vocalist James Michael, will release a new single, "Rise", on March 1. The track will appear on a forthcoming first volume of a double album, due later this year. Of the single's message, Sixx said: "We are not a political band, but we are extremely reflective. During the making of this album, we were under the same media siege as the rest of the world, so 'Rise' came out of that and hopefully reminds people that we all have a voice." Michael added: "Throughout history, some of the most dramatic changes have occurred when people reject the status quo and demand change. 'Rise' is about how we find ourselves at a global tipping point and how it is our duty as citizens of this world to come together, communicate with one another and rise up to demand more of ourselves and our leaders." Ashba stated: "'Rise', to me, is a message of empowerment. It will take on a personal meaning to everyone who hears it, but the message is the same. Whether it's an individual trying to overcome their own struggles, or a nation as a whole, we can all rise above the negativity, if we stand up for what we believe in." SIXX: A.M. will tour the U.S. this spring. In Michael's video message below, he announces the launch of a demand campaign, urging fans to request the band perform in their city. SIXX: A.M. recently hired Dustin Steinke of the Canadian rock group BLEEKER (formerly BLEEKER RIDGE) as its permanent drummer. Steinke made his live debut with SIXX: A.M. in February 2015 at the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo, Japan as part of Vampark Fest hosted by the rock band VAMPS. Nikki previously said that SIXX: A.M.'s new effort would contain over 22 songs and would be tied in with a 24-month world tour. SIXX: A.M.'s third album, "Modern Vintage", was released on October 7, 2014 via Eleven Seven Music.

PAPA ROACH To Release Deluxe Edition Of 'F.E.A.R.' Album

Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 17:10

California rockers PAPA ROACH will release a deluxe version of their eighth studio album, "F.E.A.R.", on March 11 via iTunes. The deluxe edition will include three bonus live tracks: "F.E.A.R." (Face Everything and Rise), "Leader Of The Broken Hearts" and "Scars". In December, PAPA ROACH released the music video for "Falling Apart", the third single off "F.E.A.R." The disc already spawned two hits at radio with "Face Everything And Rise", which reached #1 on the Active Rock Chart, and "Gravity", which peaked at #5, landing the band as the #8 "Most Played Active Artist" of 2015. "F.E.A.R." came out in January 2015. The disc was recorded in Las Vegas, taking the band out of their Sacramento, California home base for the first time since 2006. PAPA ROACH worked with the father-and-son producing team of Kevin and Kane Churko on the new CD. PAPA ROACH singer Jacoby Shaddix told The Pulse Of Radio that he wasn't very happy at first about going to Sin City to record. "I ended up in this city where I've had some of my greatest failures and worst decision making, and some of my biggest debacles of my life happened in Vegas, you know," he said. "And I believe I was sent back to that city to go do right this time, and we went there and I just faced that fear of living in this city that I felt was gonna eat me alive. But really and truly I just gave myself to this music 100 percent, and that's what pulled me through." Shaddix admitted that the band went into the studio this time with almost no new material prepared, explaining, "Usually when we begin working, we'll have a bunch of demos, and I'll have a bag of lyrics ready to go. We didn't have those things this time." Guitarist Jerry Horton added, "We walked into the studio with nothing. It was frightening since it was so different, but it was also liberating. Once the ball started rolling, it was a snowball effect." PAPA ROACH has just entered the studio to begin writing material for its ninth album, tentatively due later in the year. paparoachfearalbumcover_638

ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN On PHILIP ANSELMO: 'He Needs To Prove That He Should Be Forgiven'

Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 16:10

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian has commented further on last month's incident when ex-PANTERA singer Philip Anselmo said "white power" and made the Nazi salute on stage. Anselmo later claimed he was referring to drinking white wine as part of an "inside joke" but has since released a video message, saying that he "deserves completely" the "heat" that he has been getting over his actions and claiming to be "a thousand percent apologetic to anyone that took offense to what [he] said." In a message posted to Ian's personal web site in the days following the incident, the guitarist suggested Anselmo show how sincere he is by making a donation to Jewish human rights organization the Simon Wiesenthal Center. He also wrote: "Philip's actions were vile and that should be the focus here; anything else is just noise." Asked by Australia's Sticks For Stones in a brand new interview if he thinks Anselmo should be forgiven for his actions, Ian responded (hear audio below): "Yeah. If he proves that he deserves to be, yeah. Just asking to be forgiven doesn't mean you should be forgiven. And I've had a running dialogue with Phil since this happened. It's not like I just posted something online without actually speaking to my friend. I've been having a dialogue back and forth with him. 'Cause if I didn't care, I wouldn't have contacted him at all. But I cared. Phil, I've known the dude almost thirty years. He's like a brother; he's family. And when someone in your family has a problem, you discuss it and you try and find a solution." He continued: "My attitude towards the whole thing was, to me, silence is complicity. If you don't say something about something like this, then you're condoning it, and I can't condone that in any way, shape or form. It's not okay in any world, let alone the metal world, to do these kind of things in any type of context, because words are too powerful, especially Phil Anselmo's words, because there's too many impressionable people out there who listen to every fucking thing that dude says. So, you know, bottom line is he needs to prove that he should be forgiven, and the only thing that will prove that is his actions. And I am, of course, willing to give him the opportunity to prove that, because, like I said, he's like my brother. So I didn't write him off. I talked to him about it, and I have every hope inside of my heart that he will prove to the world that he is not this person." Ian went on to reiterate the fact that he wants to see Anselmo learn from the incident and realize the error of his ways. "The fact is he made his mistake in front of the world," Scott said. "You just need to be smarter than that — bottom line, you know. I mean, words have power, and that's what people need to understand. Not everybody understands your context. Not everybody sees everything you're gonna say about it. Some people will only see what you did and think that's okay. And that's the truth, because in the aftermath of the whole thing, and after I posted what I posted, I couldn't believe some of the ignorance coming back my way. Possibly the stupidest thing that I saw was someone saying to me, 'Well, why would you want him to donate money to the Simon Wiesenthal Center? That's a Jewish thing.' Sorry, to quote, 'That's a Jew thing, and 'white power' has nothing to do with Jews.' So that just shows you the ignorance out there. So, you know, people need to be educated. That's the bottom line here. People just really need to fucking learn a little bit, and I hope good will come out of this in some way, shape or form. Because it can't be accepted anywhere — not just the metal community, but anywhere in the world, it's unacceptable." The Simon Wiesenthal Center operates Museums of Tolerance across the world and, according to its mission statement, "confronts anti-Semitism, hate and terrorism, promotes human rights and dignity, stands with Israel, defends the safety of Jews worldwide, and teaches the lessons of the Holocaust for future generations." Several other notable musicians have come out and criticized Anselmo for his actions, including MACHINE HEAD frontman Robb Flynn, who uploaded an eleven-minute video response to the incident in which he called Anselmo a "big bully" and described Philip's behavior as "fucking wrong."

AC/DC: Bourbon & Cola Limited-Edition Album Cover Cans Now Available

Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 15:10

While last year's AC/DC tour has wrapped up in Australia, there are definitely no signs of the iconic household name slowing down with today's announcement of special limited-edition AC/DC Bourbon & Cola and the Let There Be Rock Fund competition. AC/DC Bourbon & Cola collectible cans are now available offering exclusively created bourbon for this limited-edition release. Each can to be released periodically throughout 2016 will be showcasing one of the bands incredible catalogues of iconic album covers. Design number one to be released is the "Rock Or Bust" can in honor of AC/DC's seventeenth album reaching No. 1 in 12 countries, and subsequent Australian tour that recently tore around the nation leaving concertgoers shaking in their boots. As pioneers of Australian music, there's more to this than an amazing drink. This exciting campaign will be complemented by the AC/DC Let There Be Rock Fund launching in March 2016. The "Let There Be Rock" competition invites up and coming Australian music talent to cover their favorite AC/DC song in any genre or style they so choose and go in the draw to win some incredible prizes and once-in-a-lifetime industry experiences. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of limited edition AC/DC collectible cans will go directly into the and will grow in value over the duration of the campaign. Click here for more information on how to enter. In addition to supporting the up-and-comers from the Australian music industry, AC/DC Bourbon & Cola will be giving out an incredible catalogue of prizes including signed Gibson SG Specials to consumers who purchase and support the fund via posting images on their social media spaces. The #showusurcans campaign will be complementary to the AC/DC Let There be Rock Fund, inviting Australian musicians and enthusiasts alike to support the winner of the fund and enjoy the drink while doing so. Shazam-enabled cans and product packaging will further amplify this incredible opportunity for fans and musicians alike. By visually Shazaming, consumers will be able to find out information about the collectible cans, the Let There Be Rock Fund as well as gain immediate access to the online portal where they can register to win and view the cover comp entries. acdcbourbon1 acdcbourbon3

MEGADETH Bassist DAVID ELLEFSON's EMP LABEL GROUP Signs North American Distribution Deal With ENTERTAINMENT ONE

Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 15:10

EMP Label Group, the label founded by MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson, has signed an exclusive North American distribution deal with Entertainment One (eOne), North America's leading independent music brand. In addition to offering traditional wholesale and managed inventory services to some of North America's largest retailers, eOne will provide a wide range of digital strategic services for EMP's future releases. Formed in 2015, EMP has already had worldwide success with their first release, the debut EP from Phoenix all-female punk group DOLL SKIN, released as a joint venture with Megaforce and Cargo Records (U.K.), who has already received airplay on dozens of stations around the world. Said Ellefson: "We've had a great start with the DOLL SKIN EP, and the amazing partners we had in releasing it. The reaction, worldwide, has been overwhelming. And what we have built since then is even more exciting. We have a full slate of amazing rock and metal releases for 2016, and it's amazing to be able to take it to the next level with an extremely committed and powerful partner in eOne." Scott Givens, SVP Metal, eOne Music, adds: "I am excited to have EMP joining the rapidly growing Entertainment One metal/rock family and look forward to working with David and Thom." Spring 2016 will see the the first two releases from EMP via eOne: "Terminal Cognition" (April 15), the debut LP from Denver metallers ARISE IN CHAOS, co-produced by David Ellefson and ILL NINO's Ahrue Luster; and "Manufacturing Evil" (April 1), the superb sophomore LP from Des Moines thrash merchants GREEN DEATH, who were brought to EMP's attention via SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR singer Corey Taylor after performing at the 2015 Knotfest. Initially released independently, the reissued version of the critically acclaimed "Manufacturing Evil" will feature some new mixes, mastering, and surprises, including guest vocals by David Vincent of MORBID ANGEL. These will be followed up with a summer slate including releases from DEAD BY WEDNESDAY, who will release their guest vocalist LP "Darkest Of Angels" (May 20) featuring Brian Fair (SHADOWS FALL), Eric "A.K." Knutson (FLOTSAM AND JETSAM), John Arch (FATES WARNING), Rob Dukes (GENERATION KILL, ex-EXODUS), Carley Coma (CANDIRIA), Waylon Reavis (ex-MUSHROOMHEAD), Sean Danielsen (SMILE EMPTY SOUL), and more; Panama-by-way-of-Los Angeles hard rockers CAGE 9, who will release their upcoming LP "Illuminator", and up-and-coming hard rock powerhouse ANOTHER LOST YEAR, who have rapidly become a staple at hard rock radio, with their current single, "Wolves", working its way up the Active Rock charts. Their album, "Alien Architect", will be released in June via their own EMP imprint. The diverse slate of upcoming releases was brought to EMP by A&R and marketing director and de facto operations manager Thom Hazaert, who echoes Ellefson's sentiments. "We have signed some amazing bands to phenomenal results, and it's been a huge honor to be involved, and I couldn't be more excited," he said. "Myself and David have put in endless hours building this, and have searched high and low for the right partner, and we're thrilled to have found it in eOne. Not only are they at the top of their game on all levels of media distribution, but have built themselves into essentially the go-to label for rock and metal releases, and are an amazing company with an amazing team. And with eOne on our side, we will continue to build EMP into a powerhouse label for 2016 and beyond.” empellefsonlogo_638

METAL CHURCH: Lyric Video For New Song 'Killing Your Time'

Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 15:10

Hard rock titans METAL CHURCH will release their new album, "XI", on March 25 via Rat Pak Records. Produced by Kurdt Vanderhoof and co-produced by Chris "The Wizard" Collier, the band's eleventh studio release also marks the return of legendary vocalist and frontman Mike Howe. The official lyric video for the new METAL CHURCH song "Killing Your Time", taken from "XI", can be seen below. "XI" is available for pre-order in various exclusive bundles at this location. A limited number of the deluxe international version are available on the web site and features a bonus disc of eight extra songs. Other bundles include guitar picks, stickers, a special-edition behind-the-scenes photobook, t-shirts and even a limited number of personal phone calls from Mike Howe himself. The album is also available for pre-order on Amazon, Google Play and via iTunes. Fans that order the digital version will receive an instant download of the song "Killing Your Time" from the new album. The reunion between Mike and METAL CHURCH was put in motion in July of 2014 when Mike started working with Kurdt Vanderhoof on a side project he was forming with Nigel Glockler from SAXON. Through these initial conversations, Kurdt convinced Mike to ultimately return to METAL CHURCH. The idea was to see if they could recapture some of the magic from the three albums METAL CHURCH released in the late '80s: "The Human Factor", "Blessing In Disguise" and "Hanging In The Balance". Out of those sessions, "XI" was born and captures the sound that made the band fan-favorites in the '80's and mixes it with a new, invigorated sound for 2016. "Sometimes I still can't believe it myself," says Vanderhoof. "No one would have ever thought Mike would return after his departure almost two decades ago." Adds Howe: "At first, I struggled with the decision to come back, but after hearing the riffs that Kurdt was writing, I just couldn't resist. The music called to me and I wanted to be part of it!" METAL CHURCH has also released an official music video for the debut single from "XI", a song called "No Tomorrow". The clip was filmed in the Satsop Nuclear Facility, an abandoned nuclear power plant in Elma, Washington, with Seattle filmmaker and documentarian Jamie Burton Chamberlin (of Black Dahlia Films), who previously worked with DUFF MACKAGAN'S LOADED on "The Taking" series. The track listing for "XI" is: 01. Reset 02. Killing Your Time 03. No Tomorrow 04. Signal Path 05. Sky Falls In 06. Needle & Suture 07. Shadow 08. Blow Your Mind 09. Soul Eating Machine 10. It Waits 11. Suffer Fools Rat Pak Records has entered into a licensing agreement with Nuclear Blast for distribution of "XI" in all territories outside of North America, South America and Japan. "We here at Rat Pak Records were very excited to receive a licensing request from Markus Staiger and his amazing team at Nuclear Blast Europe to release this new METAL CHURCH [album] into their international territories, ultimately ensuring that this album will reach every corner of the globe," states Rat Pak Records president Joe O'Brien. Staiger adds: "We are happy and proud to welcome METAL CHURCH, an absolute metal legend, to the Nuclear Blast Europe family! When the self-titled debut album was released in 1984, it was a revelation to me — that this was how heavy metal had to sound like — with killer riffs and plenty of speed! "We will do our utmost to help re-establish METAL CHURCH here in Europe and get them back where they belong — in the 'Champions League' once again!" King Records will oversee the new METAL CHURCH release throughout Japan. "We are very excited to be releasing the new album by METAL CHURCH," adds "Ryo" Saito of King Records. METAL CHURCH 2016 is: Mike Howe (vocals) Kurdt Vanderhoof (guitar) Jeff Plate (drums) Steve Unger (bass) Rick VanZandt (guitar)

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ACE FREHLEY's 'Origins Vol. 1' To Feature Guest Appearances By PAUL STANLEY, SLASH, MIKE MCCREADY, LITA FORD

Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 14:10

Original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley will release "Origins Vol. 1", a collection of twelve newly recorded classics from Ace's formative years featuring some of the biggest names in rock and roll, on April 15. Most notably, KISS frontman Paul Stanley joins Ace on FREE's hit "Fire And Water". This collaboration marks the first time that Ace and Paul appear on the same studio recording since KISS's 1998 reunion album "Psycho Circus". Ace spoke with Rolling Stone about the new record, his guest players and recording with Paul after all these years. Rolling Stone writes: "Regarding his reunion with Stanley, Frehley shrugs off any residual tension between the two of them." "We've always been friends," he says. "The press seems to amplify negativity. I guess it makes good copy." Today Rolling Stone debuts "White Room", the classic hit originally performed by CREAM. Other guests are none other than Slash trading leads on THIN LIZZY's classic "Emerald", Lita Ford singing and playing lead on THE TROGGS staple "Wild Thing", ROB ZOMBIE guitarist John 5 playing guitar alongside Ace as he sings his classic KISS composition "Parasite" for the very first time, as well as Jimi Hendrix's "Spanish Castle Magic", and PEARL JAM's Mike McCready also plays guitar with Ace as he finally sings his KISS "Alive!" mainstay "Cold Gin". "White Room" is also an iTunes instant gratification track, meaning fans who pre order the LP on iTunes will receive the CREAM cover song instantly. Ace will be as active as ever on the road in 2016, having just announced three weeks' worth of tour dates in the U.S., including two nights at the B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in New York City. Ace will be joined on the road by Richie Scarlet (rhythm, guitar and vocal duties), Chris Wyse (THE CULT) on bass and vocals, Scott Coogan (BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION) on drums. "Origins Vol. 1" track listing: 01. White Room (CREAM) 02. Street Fighting Man (ROLLING STONES) 03. Spanish Castle Magic (JIMI HENDRIX) (feat. John 5) 04. Fire And Water (FREE) (feat. Paul Stanley) 05. Emerald (THIN LIZZY) (feat. Slash) 06. Bring It On Home (LED ZEPPELIN) 07. Wild Thing (THE TROGGS) (feat. Lita Ford) 08. Parasite (KISS) (feat. John 5) 09. Magic Carpet Ride (STEPPENWOLF) 10. Cold Gin (KISS) (feat. Mike McCready) 11. Till The End Of The Day (THE KINKS) 12. Rock And Roll Hell (KISS) After weeks of bad-mouthing each other in the press, the four original members of KISS were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in April 2014 by RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE guitarist Tom Morello, with all four — Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss — delivering warm, nostalgic and even sweet-natured speeches that put aside the simmering tensions for at least 12 minutes. KISS did not perform — the Hall Of Fame wanted the original quartet only to play, while Simmons and Stanley insisted on the current lineup — which also includes guitarist Tommy Thayer and drummer Eric Singer — performing as well. In the end nobody won that battle.

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STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Members Defend Right To Keep Using The Name

Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 14:10

According to The Pulse Of Radio, STONE TEMPLE PILOTS bassist Robert DeLeo and guitarist Dean DeLeo defended their use of the band's name during an interview on Tuesday (February 9) with St. Louis radio station KPNT. Responding to a fan who called in and suggested that the band should change its name in the wake of Scott Weiland's death, Robert said: "There were three-quarters of us that were responsible with Scott, making STONE TEMPLE PILOTS. For instance, you have a company like Coca Cola, and you have someone running Coca Cola. If they're not there anymore, do you change the name of Coca Cola?" Robert added: "It's easy for someone to say that, and get on their computer, and write that in, but if you're in that position in life, that's the last thing I want to do right now." He explained that it might be easier to change the name if the band were in their 20s and it was relatively early in their career, but that he now "can't afford to do it." Dean DeLeo weighed in, saying: "It's interesting, because there's people that say, 'That was Scott's band.' Well I'm going to tell you something, if this was Scott's band, it would have been run into the ground by 1998. It would have been over." Another caller told them they have the right to keep the name, since it's three of the four original members still performing STONE TEMPLE PILOTS songs. Weiland was actually dismissed from STP in 2013 after reuniting with the group in 2010. At the time, he was replaced by LINKIN PARK's Chester Bennington, although some fans called for the name to be changed then. Robert DeLeo told The Pulse Of Radio not long ago that keeping STP going after changing singers was never in question. "From the beginning, it wasn't 'Hey, let's together and write a song' or 'Hey, let's get together and do this show,'" he said. "It was 'Hey, let's get together and continue STONE TEMPLE PILOTS with a lot of integrity.' That's really what the intent was. It's something that Eric [Kretz, drummer] and Dean and myself have worked at for a long time, and we've been trying to hold up the whole integrity of this band for a long time." Photo credit: Ryan Williams

DREAM THEATER: 'The Astonishing' First-Week Chart Positions Revealed

Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 14:10

"The Astonishing", the new album from progressive metallers DREAM THEATER, has registered the following first-week chart positions: Norway: #2 Hungary: #2 Italy: #3 Sweden: #3 Portugal –#3 Netherlands: #4 Germany: #5 Austria: #6 Canada: #7 Australia: #10 Japan: #10 Belgium: #11 U.K.: #11 U.S.: #11 France: #13 New Zealand: #17 Said the band in a statement: "'The Astonishing' has been released to rave reviews across the world. Now the first week's ‪number‎s‬ are in, and they are… well, astonishing! 'The Astonishing' lands at #1 in the United States on the Billboard Rock Albums chart. Thanks to our loyal fans in Norway, 'The Astonishing' made its chart debut at #2, the all-time top position for DREAM THEATER in that country. In Sweden, the band just made its highest-ever chart debut at #3. DREAM THEATER's first-ever top 10 debut in Australia came in at #10, and in the U.K., 'The Astonishing' just entered the charts at #11, the band’s highest chart debut there, as well." "The Astonishing" was released on January 29 via Roadrunner. The CD was made available in a wide range of distinctive versions, including standard 2-CD set, 4-LP vinyl box set and a limited-edition deluxe box set. Recorded at Cove City Sound Studios in Glen Cove, New York, with John Petrucci producing, studio luminary Richard Chycki (AEROSMITH, RUSH) engineering/mixing and legendary arranger, composer and conductor David Campbell orchestrating, "The Astonishing" paints a tale of a retro-futurist post-apocalyptic dystopia ruled by medieval style feudalism. It's a place aching for a Chosen One to rise above the noise and defeat an Empire defined by the endless drone of noise machines and the illusion of safety in bland conformity. Asked what prompted the idea to make "The Astonishing" a rock-opera concept album so elaborate, with a full, detailed storyline, DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci told RollingStone.com: "The idea to do a concept album as a band felt right. The last one we did [1999's 'Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From A Memory'] was about 15 years ago, and it really felt like we were in a good place to do this. I knew that what needed to happen, first and foremost, is that we had to have a story to base this on, because the idea of basing an album off of a loose concept or something that was sort of arbitrary, that didn't interest me at all. I wanted this not only to be a concept album, but really to write a full show. And to have all the elements in place, the story needs to drive that. We needed to have the storyline, a plot, places, characters, maps — you name it. So that started about two and a half years ago; it took about a year for me to get that story done and ready to present to the guys. And I wanted to write from a place that was familiar to me, so I knew that music had to play a role in the story somehow. I'm a huge fan of the sci-fi and fantasy genres, so I had a pretty good idea of where I wanted to go. But it was a matter of really diving into it and working on it, revising and revising again, and working on it every day until I had something solid." Petrucci also talked in more detail about the songwriting process for "The Atonishing". He said: "Because of the sheer volume of music — you're talking, when all's said and done, probably two hours, 10 minutes' worth of music — every step of this has been a huge process. I don't think I've had time to do anything else over the last year or so [laughs]! In order to do this right, I had to be really, really organized about it. Jordan [Rudess, keyboards] and I wrote the music as really a prog-metal score to the story. We didn't sit down and say, 'Let's write a song, here's the first chorus, whatever.' We would go through the story and say, "What's happening here, where is it taking place?" We had to make sure the mythology was right, the timeline was right. And that carried through on every level. When it came to presenting the orchestration to [veteran conductor and orchestrator] David Campbell and getting him involved; when it came to writing the lyrics, and then me having to go through it song by song, character by character; even things like the artwork, creating the map and all those different towns and cities and roads — every sort of level and layer took a lot of organization and focus." "The Astonishing" track listing: Act I 01. Descent Of The NOMACS 02. Dystopian Overture 03. The Gift Of Music 04. The Answer 05. A Better Life 06. Lord Nafaryus 07. A Savior In The Square 08. When Your Time Has Come 09. Act Of Faythe 10. Three Days 11. The Hovering Sojourn 12. Brother, Can You Hear Me? 13. A Life Left Behind 14. Ravenskill 15. Chosen 16. A Tempting Offer 17. Digital Discord 18. The X Aspect 19. A New Beginning 20. The Road To Revolution Act II 01. 2285 Entr'acte 02. Moment Of Betrayal 03. Heaven’s Cove 04. Begin Again 05. The Path That Divides 06. Machine Chatter 07. The Walking Shadow 08. My Last Farewell 09. Losing Faythe 10. Whispers In The Wind 11. Hymn Of A Thousand Voices 12. Our New World 13. Power Down 14. Astonishing DREAM THEATER has announced its first North American tour of 2016, which will see the pioneering group performing a historic set in immersive and interactive settings for a unique and unparalleled live experience. Set to kick off April 14 at Quebec City’s Theatre Du Capitole, the spring trek will see the prog virtuosos delivering a one-of-a-kind show in which they will perform their forthcoming double concept album, "The Astonishing", live in its entirety. The momentous tour will continue through May with the band making stops at prestigious theaters throughout North America including New York's Radio City Music Hall, Los Angeles's The Wiltern, and Boston's Orpheum Theatre.

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MOTÖRHEAD's LEMMY: Action Figure To Be Reissued In July

Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 14:10

Originally released in 2008 as the first piece in LocoApe's ongoing Icon Figure series, an action figure of iconic MOTÖRHEAD frontman Lemmy Kilmister will be reissued in July. Each six-inch tall articulated figure includes strap accessories, a microphone and stand, a figural base, a MOTÖRHEAD logo plate, and one of four different Rickenbacker replica bass guitar variations featuring real strings! The guitar variation included with the MOTÖRHEAD Lemmy Kilmister six-inch action figure is completely random. Pre-order details are available at this location. Lemmy, who celebrated his 70th birthday on Christmas Eve (December 24), learned two days later that he was afflicted with an aggressive form of cancer. He died two days later, on December 28, at his home in Los Angeles. The MOTÖRHEAD frontman had dealt with several health issues over the past few years, including heart trouble, forcing him to cut back on his famous smoking and Jack Daniels habits. The band was forced to cancel a number of shows last year, although they did manage to complete one final European tour on December 11. lemmyactionfigure2016