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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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LIKE A STORM: 'Become The Enemy' Lyric Video
New Zealand's hottest export since Peter Jackson, LIKE A STORM have released a lyric video for the third single from their latest album, "Awaken The Fire" (Another Century Records). "Become The Enemy" is impacting radio and is the #2 Most Added at Active Rock Radio this week in between rock legends Chris Cornell and the FOO FIGHTERS. The lyric video was filmed during the band's recent European tour and can be seen below. LIKE A STORM are no strangers to success at the Active Rock format. Their previous singles, "Love The Way You Hate Me" and "Wish You Hell", have both charted at the format. "Love The Way You Hate Me" reached #22 at Active Rock, was #1 for five weeks on SiriusXM Octane, and the video was a viral hit that has been viewed over 3.2 million times to date. The follow-up, "Wish You Hell", reached #17 and gave the band the distinction of being the only artist from New Zealand to break in to the Active Rock Top 20. LIKE A STORM is currently on tour opening for THREE DAYS GRACE after building a rabid fan base supporting the likes of ALTER BRIDGE, SHINEDOWN, STEEL PANTHER and Slash. They will also be performing at the Food Truck & Rock Carnival (September 20), Sonic Boom (September 26), Louder Than Life (October 3) and next year's Shiprocked cruise (January 18-22, 2016). Known as one of the hardest working bands out there, LIKE A STORM fought hard to be heard. The New Zealand brothers— Chris Brooks (lead vocals, guitar, didgeridoo, keys/programming), Matt Brooks (vocals, lead guitar, keys/programming), and Kent Brooks (bass, vocals, keys/programming) — came to the United States knowing no one, and built a diehard and devoted fan-base by tirelessly touring. Their intense work ethic fosters the fertile creativity that is apparent in everything they do even today. LIKE A STORM write, perform, record and produce all of their records themselves.
HELLYEAH's CHAD GRAY Featured In Latest Episode Of 'Tales Of Touring Terror'
PureGrainAudio spoke to Chad Gray, lead singer of HELLYEAH and MUDVAYNE, on July 15 at the Toronto, Ontario, Canada stop of this year's Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival for episode 8 of "Tales Of Touring Terror". Gray is no stranger to travel. He's fronted bands that have played the world over dozens of times and as such he's amassed his share of crazy touring tales. Check out what he has to say in the clip below. HELLYEAH drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott recently revealed that the band will enter the studio in October with "Blood For Blood" producer Kevin Churko to begin recording its new album for an early 2016 release. "Blood For Blood", was the band's first release since parting ways with guitarist Greg Tribbett and bassist Bob "Zilla" Kahaha in 2013. The new members of HELLYEAH are bassist Kyle Sanders and guitarist Christian Brady. "Blood For Blood" sold around 17,000 copies in its first week of release to land at No. 18 on the Billboard chart.
SLAYER's New Video To Feature Actor DANNY TREJO
SLAYER filmed a music video for an unspecified new song yesterday (Wednesday, August 26). The clip will feature a guest appearance by actor Danny Trejo, the star of Robert Rodriguez's "Machete" film series and a frequent collaborator with the director. His previous films include "Desperado", "Con Air", the "Spy Kids" movies, and "A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas". On television, Trejo had memorable roles in "Breaking Bad" and "Sons Of Anarchy". SLAYER's eleventh studio album, "Repentless", will be released on September 11 via Nuclear Blast. The highly anticipated follow-up to 2009's critically acclaimed, Grammy-nominated "World Painted Blood" was produced by Terry Date, who has previously worked with PANTERA, DEFTONES and SOUNDGARDEN. The "Repentless" title track is an ode to SLAYER's late guitarist, Jeff Hanneman, who passed away in 2013. "I call it the Hannemanthem!" King said of the song. "I wrote that for Jeff. Oh, dude, it's fast as fuck. You don't know what the fuck's coming!" He added: "It's my perspective of Jeff's perspective. It's what I think... If Jeff wrote a song for himself, 'Repentless' would be it."
El nuevo videoclip de Slayer contará con la participación del actor Danny Trejo pic.twitter.com/B5Co2pEDpM— El Cuartel Del Metal (@cuarteldelmetal) August 27, 2015
Spent the day on the set of the new SLAYER video. Was so good to meet Danny Trejo. Such a good dude!Posted by Paul Bostaph on Wednesday, August 26, 2015
'Christian Heavy Metal Band' LAMB OF GOD To Perform On Tonight's 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'
According to a program description by LAMB OF GOD drummer Chris Adler's cable provider or TiVo programmer, tonight's episode of the "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" talk show will feature a musical performance by the "Christian heavy metal band" LAMB OF GOD. Adler shared the amusing image on his Facebook page along with the caption: "So..., will you be watching? #LambOfGod on #JimmyKimmel TONIGHT (Thursday)." "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" airs every weeknight (11:35 p.m.-12:37 a.m., ET) and features a diverse lineup of guests that include celebrities, athletes, musical acts, comedians and human interest subjects, along with comedy bits and a house band. LAMB OF GOD was previously banned from performing at the Forum in Inglewood, California (which is owned by the Faithful Central Bible Church) due to an unusual offense: their former band name. "We used to be called BURN THE PRIEST," LAMB OF GOD singer Randy Blythe explained in 2005 interview. "We changed our name, because we didn't want to be lumped as just a generic satanic metal band, because we don't sing about the devil or anything. The name is pretty harsh. We didn't feel the name represented what we were about, so we changed it." He continued: "The people that own the Forum are a large church. Some of their congregates, I suppose, were not too fond of our former moniker. They own the place, so it's their right not to have us there. But I think they're being very closed-minded and small-minded. They obviously haven't done any research. They don't know what we're about. That's their deal." LAMB OF GOD's seventh full-length album, "VII: Sturm Und Drang", was released on July 24 via Epic in the U.S. and Nuclear Blast Entertainment in all territories outside of North America.
SEVENDUST's CLINT LOWERY: Free 'Mountain' Guitar Lesson (Video)
A free guitar lesson from SEVENDUST guitarist Clint Lowery for the band's song "Mountain" can be seen below. The clip is taken from Lowery's recently instructional DVD as part of Fret12's "The Sound And The Story" series. Lowery's musical journey is one of the most unbelievable stories you've never heard. As one of modern music's finest songwriters and guitarists, his name has become synonymous with memorable songwriting melody paired with heavy rhythm and groove. It is a sound unlike any other. It is a sound that is quintessentially Clint Lowery. Get ready to experience Clint Lowery like never before… Hear the story behind one of modern heavy music's most-talked-about guitarists. With a signature sound and songwriting style that is instantly identifiable, Clint Lowery has helped define the sound of every musical project he has been a part of. Fret12 gets you one on one with Clint — to hear his musical story, plus learn his most memorable songs and guitar techniques. This guitar instructional feature covers material from SEVENDUST, DARK NEW DAY, HELLO DEMONS MEET SKELETONS, CALL ME NO ONE, and much more! What you're getting: * "The Sound" - Learn some of Clint's most popular songs, solos, and riffs — from all of his bands! * "The Story" - For the first time ever Clint tells his complete story * 2+ hours of song tutorials, teaching solos, riffs and more * 2+ hours of guitar instruction covering guitar technique * Live concert footage plus a full rig tour of Clint's gear * Never-before-seen interviews with bandmates, family, and more * Outtakes and blooper reel * Downloadable tablature PDF included For more information, visit Fret12.com.
Former IMMORTAL Frontman's ABBATH To Release Debut Album In January
ABBATH, the new band led by ex-IMMORTAL frontman Olve Eikemo (a.k.a. Abbath), will release its debut album in January 2016 via Season Of Mist. ABBATH made its live debut in June at the Tuska open-air metal festival in Helsinki, Finland. Bass duties for ABBATH are being handled by a man familiar to metal fans across the world — Tom Cato Visnes, more widely known as King Ov Hell and main composer for several GORGOROTH albums as well as his own bands OV HELL, with singer Shagrath from DIMMU BORGIR, and GOD SEED, with exceptional black metal vocalist Gaahl. His fellow GOD SEED member and BORKNAGAR percussionist, Baard Kolstad, has also joined ABBATH on drums. At Tuska, ABBATH premiered a brand new song titled "Fenrir Hunts" alongside classic IMMORTAL material, including "One By One". A handful of songs from Abbath and King's 2006 project I were performed live for the first time. Fan-filmed video footage of ABBATH performing on August 8 at the Heavy Montreal festival in Montreal, Quebec, Canada can be seen below. Abbath announced earlier this year that he was moving forward under his own name. The musician last year claimed that he rightfully attempted to secure exclusive rights to the IMMORTAL name and logo after lyricist/guitarist Demonaz (real name Harald Nævdal) and drummer Horgh (real name Reidar Horghagen) effectively quit the legendary Norwegian black metal group. "I didn't want to go solo in the first place," Abbath told U.K.'s Metal Hammer magazine. "I wanted the best for IMMORTAL. I didn't want it to end this way. First of all, I just wanted my music out. I wanted to record the [next] album [because] it's been so many years since 'All Shall Fall'. And both Demonaz and Horgh, they have kids and families now, and it just hit that point where I couldn't work the way they wanted to work any more. I wanted things on my terms and they wanted things on their terms, and it was very difficult." He continued: "I wanted to rehearse at least three times a week, but often it was only once a week and things went so slow. I sat there with all this material, I kept the rehearsal space and recorded the stuff on click track, but it was a very strained atmosphere and the Last time we worked together was in early June last year." Asked if the decision to part ways and seek out new band members was inevitable, Abbath said: "I was forced to do it this way. I wanted IMMORTAL to continue, but not the way it was. The dialogue has not been there and it's also my mistake. I should have brought up this shit a long time ago, but IMMORTAL, after Demonaz's problems with his arms, it never became a band after that." He continued: "IMMORTAL is a very special situation. [Demonaz] hasn't been in the band, but then I always wanted to do the best for everybody, to have the band spirit, and that's why when we decided to start IMMORTAL again, we tried to get the spirit back, and bring him on tour, and just share our thing and be a band and have a kick-ass time. But it never worked out. The chemistry wasn't there with the IMMORTAL guys and hadn't been for a while." Abbath added: "I believe in my music and I believe in my expression, but time flies and we grow apart. Maybe in the future we can go back again, I don't know, but right now I just want to do my thing and just be ABBATH and have people around me who support that."
DEF LEPPARD's JOE ELLIOTT Explains Decision To Make New Album Self-Titled Affair
DEF LEPPARD singer Joe Elliott spoke to Grand Forks Herald about the band's forthcoming self-titled album, tentatively due before the end of the year. He said: "It's finished. We're just doing simple, last-minute adjustments. The first song is going to go to radio next month. It's a 14-track, 55-minute album. It's just called 'Def Leppard' because that's what it sounds like. It doesn't sounds like any one specific era of DEF LEPPARD. It's got everything. You'll listen and you go, 'Oh, that sounds like DEF LEPPARD,' or you'll go, 'That is LEPPARD, but sounds a bit like LED ZEPPELIN or QUEEN but you can hear the AC/DC or the CROSBY, STILLS & NASH coming through.' We have not shied away from anything that's influenced us in our growing up periods of our life. Just because we've made the kind of music we've made doesn't mean to say we don't like all of this other stuff." He continued: "We made this record as an artistic statement that we'd be happy to play in 10 or 15 years in time and go, 'You know what? That is a great record. That was a great period in our career.' "For this new album, [stars] seemed to have [aligned] for us, because we all played and sang great and wrote well. There's some great variety on there. Every single aspect of anything we've ever wanted to put out — acoustic, heavy, soft, slow, fast — it's there. That's why we call it 'Def Leppard' because, just like QUEEN were, we're capable of coming up with vastly different kinds of songs." DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen recently told Mike Hsu of the Worcester/Boston, Massachusetts radio station WAAF about the band's upcoming CD: "It's probably the most diverse thing we've done. And I think it's the best thing we've done since 'Hysteria'; I really do. I've said that, and I've heard that come back as a quote, and I sincerely believe it. It's the loudest rock guitars we've ever had on some tracks. Some of the stuff we've done as a band in the studio — we all played along live and then added to it — and then other tracks were pure studio stuff.' Asked about the word "experimental" being used in connection with the new DEF LEPPARD album, Collen said: "I don't think that's the right word. I think 'Hysteria' was experimental, because we were using all this new technology. This is more just expressive, is the right word. Instead of pandering to anyone — whether it be fans, a record company or whatever — we actually have just done our own thing. There was a purity to it that we haven't had before. There wasn't one time when someone said, 'Oh, I don't think it's gonna work.' Everyone tried it. And I don't know whether that's experience or what. It's certainly not age, 'cause most people, they get a little more uptight as they get older, but this is… It's the opposite; there's a more relaxed feel, and, because of that, it kind of flows. So I don't think 'experimental' is the right word. I think it's more liberating and expressive, is the way I would go with it."
QUIET RIOT Drummer FRANKIE BANALI To Unveil Art Collection 'Cum On See The Noize'
QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali will unveil an art collection crafted from the new medium of "rhythm-on-canvas" on October 2. Banali has been working with art team and publisher SceneFour on the collection titled "Cum On See The Noize: The Electric Art Of Frankie Banali". SceneFour is the team responsible for the "Rhythm-On-Canvas" medium, having released blockbuster art collections over the last five years with a highly select group of drumming legends, including Bill Ward (BLACK SABBATH) , Rick Allen (DEF LEPPARD), Mickey Hart (GRATEFUL DEAD), Jose Pasillas (INCUBUS) and Dave Lombardo (SLAYER). The process of creating artwork from rhythm is an extensive one that begins with the drummer utilizing a bevy of drumsticks that light in a variety of ways similar to that of a painter utilizing brushes with different colors. In the creation process, the drummer is crafting rhythms that translate visually to abstract imagery before they are brought into the SceneFour studio, manipulated meticulously, and laid to canvas. Those interested in learning more and getting an early preview of "Cum On See The Noize: The Electric Art Of Frankie Banali" are encouraged to join the interest list at www.frankiebanaliart.com.
ALL THAT REMAINS And WE CAME AS ROMANS Announce Co-Headline 'HardDrive Live Fallout Tour'
WE CAME AS ROMANS and ALL THAT REMAINS will co-headline the "HardDrive Live Fallout Tour" this fall. The trek kicks off on October 14 in Grand Rapids, Michigan and runs through November 7. EMMURE will be direct support for the entire tour. RED SUN RISING will open from October 14 through October 16 and October 19 through October 28. FAILURE ANTHEM will open from November 2 through November 7. "HardDrive Live Fallout Tour" dates: Oct. 14 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Intersection Oct. 15 - Green Bay, WI - The Watering Hole Oct. 16 - Ft. Wayne, IN - Piere's Entertainment Center Oct. 17 - Nashville, TN - War Memorial Auditorium Oct. 19 - San Antonio, TX - Alamo City Music Hall Oct. 20 - Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey Live! Oct. 22 - Flagstaff, AZ - Orpheum Theater Oct. 27 - Salt Lake City, UT - In The Venue Oct. 28 - Denver, CO - Summit Music Hall Nov. 02 - Knoxville, TN - The International Nov. 03 - Raleigh, NC - The Ritz (Raleigh) Nov. 04 - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts Nov. 06 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom Nov. 07 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium Tickets will be available Friday, August 28 at 10:00 a.m. local time at www.HardDriveLiveFallout.com. WE CAME AS ROMANS vocalist Dave Stephens comments, "We've known ALL THAT REMAINS for almost as long as we've been a band and we're ecstatic we've finally got a chance to tour together. It's an idea we've always talked about, so we figured why not finally make it happen. It's a true blessing to be on tour with these bands and be a part of the HardDrive Live Fallout Tour." ALL THAT REMAINS lead vocalist Phil Labonte adds: "ALL THAT REMAINS is excited to announce we'll hitting the road with WE CAME AS ROMANS and working with HardDrive again this fall. Last time we did a 'HardDrive Live' tour was in 2008 and we had a great time! We expect the same this time! VIP packages will be available so get your tickets early!!" EMMURE's Frankie Palmeri comments on the upcoming tour: "We are happy to hit the road again with our friends WE CAME AS ROMANS and ALL THAT REMAINS." ALL THAT REMAINS continues to tour in support of its latest studio album, "The Order Of Things", which was released this past February via Razor & Tie. WE CAME AS ROMANS released its self-titled album on July 24. The CD was recorded with multi-platinum, award-winning producer David Bendeth (BRING ME THE HORIZON, PARAMORE, OF MICE & MEN).
Audio Premiere: SHINEDOWN's New Song 'State Of My Head'
SHINEDOWN's much-anticipated new album. "Threat To Survival" — the rock band's first new album in three years — arrives everywhere on September 18 via Atlantic. "Threat To Survival" follows 2012's RIAA gold-certified "Amaryllis". The "Threat To Survival" song "State Of My Head" can now be streamed below. "'Threat To Survival' refers to that primal instinct in all of us that determines how we respond to crisis and conflict — the idea of 'fight or flight' and the choices we make in any given situation," explains SHINEDOWN frontman Brent Smith. "This album represents those deciding moments for us as a band. It's a collection of scenarios that made us who we are, and is, by far, the most autobiographical album we've created to date." "Cut The Cord" — produced by SHINEDOWN's own Eric Bass — arrived last month and fast ascended to #1 at Active Rock radio outlets across the country. The single's immediate success continues a record-setting streak in which every one of the 19 singles released over SHINEDOWN's decade-plus career has ascended to the upper regions of the radio charts — a feat that no other rock band has achieved. In addition, the "Cut The Cord" companion video recently had its world premiere on Billboard.com. The powerful clip — directed by the band's longtime collaborator Darren Doane ("Devour", "Sound Of Madness", "Bully") — has already earned over 1.5 million individual views and can now be viewed at SHINEDOWN's official YouTube channel. SHINEDOWN is currently traveling the U.S. on a very special summer tour, their first major trek in more than two years. The dates see SHINEDOWN visiting theatres and other intimate venues across the country, performing a unique set that includes classic hits, deep cuts, and best of all, new songs from the upcoming "Threat To Survival". Support on most dates comes from special guests NOTHING MORE. SHINEDOWN will then return to the road in October to headline a string of festivals: Mobile, Alabama's Bayfest (October 2), Louisville, Kentucky's Louder Than Life (October 4) and Sacramento, California's Monster Energy Aftershock (October 24). The band is already set to kick off 2016 by crossing the Atlantic for the inaugural United Kingdom version of the "Carnival Of Madness Tour", joining fellow hard rock icons BLACK STONE CHERRY, Atlantic Records labelmates HALESTORM, and newcomers HIGHLY SUSPECT for arena dates slated through mid-February. More fall touring plans in support of "Threat To Survival" will be announced soon. "Threat To Survival" track listing: 01. Asking For It 02. Cut The Cord 03. State Of My Head 04. Outcast 05. How Did You Love? 06. It All Adds Up 07. Oblivion 08. Dangerous 09. Thick As Thieves 10. Black Cadillac 11. Misfits SHINEDOWN singer Brent Smith told The Pulse Of Radio what we can expect from the record. "A lot of bands and a lot of artists take the initiative to say — if they're lucky enough to get to a fifth album — 'Yeah, it's such a different record' and all these things," he said. "And you listen to it and you go, 'That's cool, it sounds exactly the same as your last records.' That's really not the case with this. It's a devastating record. It's a heartbreaking record. It's a beautiful record, but it's ferocious." Smith said in a statement about "Cut The Cord": "In your truest moment of weakness… When everyone and everything has betrayed you, and evil and hatred has wrapped itself around your mind, body and soul… this is the song that you play. This is the statement to the world that you will not give up, you will not give in, and you refuse to fail!!! Now is your time… to 'cut the cord.'"