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30 de abr. de 2013

Premiere\\ ASKING ALEXANDRIA: 'Closure' Live Video Released

Professionally filmed video footage of the British metalcore act ASKING ALEXANDRIA performing the song "Closure" during the band's early 2013 European tour with BETRAYING THE MARTYRS, MOTIONLESS IN WHITE and WHILE SHE SLEEPS can be seen below.

ASKING ALEXANDRIA's new song "The Death Of Me" was recently released digitally via iTunes, Google Play and Amazon MP3. The track comes off the band's third album, "From Death To Destiny", which will be released this summer via Sumerian Records. The CD was recorded with renowned producer Joey Sturgis (THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, EMMURE).

In a recent interview with Billboard.com, ASKING ALEXANDRIA guitarist Ben Bruce revealed that the follow-up to 2011's "Reckless & Relentless" will contain 13-15 songs, six of which will be "radio-friendly" while the rest will be "our usual balls-to-the-wall kind of stuff."

"We spent a long time honing in on song structures and writing techniques and stuff like that, but there are still heavy songs on the record," Bruce said. "We're not just going to throw that away and kick our original fan base in the teeth by getting rid of all that. There will still be a lot of riffing and screaming. But we feel like we did find a happy medium between being heavy and then being light enough to be on radio, but still keeping the balls in the song."

Most of the new CD was recorded at Sturgis' studio in Indiana, while the vocals and strings and choir parts were laid down at NRG Recording Studios in North Hollywood, California. "On the last one a lot of that extra stuff was all fake; we did it on computer," Bruce said. "This time we wanted to be more organic, so we got a live orchestra conducted by the brilliant Stevie Black (ALICE IN CHAINS, AVENGED SEVENFOLD) and did all the strings. Then we got a live church gospel choir to come into the studio for a few days to sing over a few tracks. It really sounds special."

ASKING ALEXANDRIA's remix record, "Stepped Up And Scratched", came out in November 2011.


Danny Worsnop - Vocals
Ben Bruce - Guitar
Cameron Liddell - Guitar
Sam Bettley - Bass
James Cassells - Drums

RUMOURS\\ Arena Palestra: show do Def Leppard como abertura?

Um vídeo promocional que anuncia a parceria entre a seguradora Allianz e o novo estádio do Palmeiras, mostra um recado do Def Leppard. Segundo a banda inglesa, ela e os fãs se encontrarão em breve, durante um grande evento que acontecerá no Allianz Parque.

29 de abr. de 2013

Premiere\\ THE SWORD: 'Cloak Of Feathers' Video Released

"Cloak Of Feathers", the new video from Austin, Texas metal luminaries THE SWORD, can be seen below. The clip was directed by Rich Ragsdale.

"Cloak Of Feathers" comes off THE SWORD's fourth album, "Apocryphon", which sold nearly 17,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 17 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD was produced and engineered by J. Robbins (CLUTCH, JAWBOX) at Magpie Cage Studios and features cover art by famed comic book artist J.H. Williams III (Batwoman, Promethea).

Asked about the band's decision to work with J. Robbins on "Apocryphon" after self-producing two records and then working with Matt Bayles, THE SWORD guitarist Kyle Shutt told AltPress.com, "We're all huge CLUTCH fans, and we know those guys real well. [James] did two of their last three records, and those sound great, so we figured it was a no-brainer. We called him up and he was into it. He saw our live show at a club in Baltimore on the tour before we came here so he could get a feel of the kind of show we put on because we wanted to make an album that sounds like we do live in a club. And it was great. It was a real speedy process."

On the topic of the musical direction of the new album, Shutt said, "It is a reflection of everything that we [have gone] through and the lessons we learned. We then deal with these situations metaphorically in our lyrics. This record is just 10 banging hard rockers. There's no real 'stick-out' thrash song, or, like, this one is the ballad. I don't think there's going to be any instrumental songs on this record, either, so that'll be a first for us. It's just 10 kick-ass rock songs."

Regarding the subject matter covered in the new songs' lyrics, Shutt said, "There are lyrical themes that weave in and out of the songs, but there's no story or anything like that. With 'Warp Riders', J.D. [guitarist/vocalist John Cronise] had already written [the story] and now he [doesn't] have the time to sit down and write another book. We had the idea to make a comic book for 'Warp Riders', but we had some really poor management at the time, so nothing really came together with that and it was going to cost so much money that it never saw the light of day. It was just a nice thing we did. Now we're moving on to other things."

CIRCLE PIT \\ HEAVEN SHALL BURN: 'Godiva' Lyric Video Released

The official lyric video for the song "Godiva" from German death metal and hardcore fusionists HEAVEN SHALL BURN can be seen below. The song comes off the band's new album, "Veto", which is being released in North America on April 30 via Century Media Records.

While "Veto" was mixed by Tue Madsen, there is an alternative mix available for all of the die-hard HEAVEN SHALL BURN fans out there. Guitarist Maik Weichert explains: "The vinyl version and the limited-edition three-CD box set of the record will feature an alternative mix, called 'Blizzard Over England Mix' by nobody less than Colin Richardson."

He continues: "The story behind the strange name for the mix: We were ready to fly over to England and mix the record, but there was a huge snow chaos in the U.K. — no planes, no trains, roads blocked — no way to get there. Colin was even snowed in and could not get out of the studio at all. So he mixed in almost absolute isolation and brought in a lot of interesting thoughts — without us sitting on the couch in the back and giving our 'valuable' advices... We really like the result and thought you should also listen to it. Most people might find that the mixes aren't very different, but those who are interested in sounds and tweaking can discover lots of different details. The vinyl will come with a CD that has the entire album in the Tue Madsen mix, while Colin Richardson's mix will be added as additional and third CD to the limited-edition three-CD box set that is only available in Germany, Austria and Switzerland."

The cover of "Veto" shows the John Collier painting of Lady Godiva (c.1898). Weichert comments as to why this piece of art works perfectly with the underlying concept of the album: "It as an icon regarding the fight for social justice. The image also represents a contemporary issue: i.e. today's leading class being isolated from the people and the conflicts arising from that. It is also a great way to show our fans how current problems and topics can be reflected and derived from historical artworks."

"Veto" track listing:

01. Godiva
02. Land Of The Upright Ones
03. Die Stürme Rufen Dich
04. Fallen
05. Hunters Will Be Hunted
06. You Will Be Godless
07. Valhalla
08. Antagonized
09. Like Gods Among Mortals
10. 53 Nations
11. Beyond Redemption

Traduza\\ FILTER: 'What Do You Say' Lyric Video Released

Rock act FILTER will release its sixth studio album, "The Sun Comes Out Tonight", on June 4 via Wind-Up Records. The CD was recorded in Los Angeles at Blue Room studios with producer Bob Marlette (BLACK SABBATH, ATREYU, SALIVA). The follow-up to 2010's "The Trouble With Angels" was written and recorded by leader Richard Patrick and guitarist Jonny Radtke, as well as collaborator Marlette. There are also performances from touring members Jeff Friedl and Elias Mallin (drums) and Phil Buckman (bass).

The lead single, "What Do You Say", will impact radio on May 7.

The official lyric video for the song can be seen below.

"The Sun Comes Out Tonight" track listing:

01. We Hate It When You Get What You Want
02. What Do You Say
03. Surprise
04. Watch The Sun Come Out Tonight
05. It's Got To Be Right Now
06. This Finger's For You
07. Self Inflicted
08. First You Break It
09. Burn It
10. Take That Knife Out Of My Back
11. It's My Time
12. It's Just You

In a 2012 interview with "All Knowing Force", Patrick said about the songwriting process for the new CD, "One of the main things we set out to do, we said let's make a song with all the elements of 'Hey Man Nice Shot', and we sat there and it wrote itself." He added, "We didn't want to write the same bass line or guitar progression, but it had to be an amazing riff; let's start with that. The riff was so good, it's a two-bar pattern, and we throw guitar over it with drums and I scream and the bass line never changes, it's a nonstop bass line that never ever changes."

Regarding the inspiration for the new material, Patrick said, "We were talking about some of the things that are going on in my life; there's been a lot of betrayal from people surrounding me. So we were thinking 'Hey Man Nice Shot', that's something that describes a desperate man's actions and trying to make sense of it, almost like a joke. So we started talking about betrayal and we played around with the words 'Take That Knife Out of My Back' and all of a sudden this song just wrote itself."

On the topic of the overall direction of the new CD, Patrick said, "We have this beautiful record that starts off heavy and mean and then it goes back to the more moody, almost joyful parts of life. For me, the record that we always try to model is the 'Title Of Record' era — that sets the standard in how heavy and how light we can go. We just aspire to make the songs as good and I think the songwriting is superior, we just have to make sure the performances are as desperate and powerful as those crazy takes I did when I was kid."

MORBID ANGEL no Brasil \\ Ingressos para show em São Paulo

No dia 23 de maio, quinta-feira, o Cine Joia recebe uma banda de destaque no cenário death metal mundial: Morbid Angel. Surgida na década de 80, na Flórida, a banda é liderada e idealizada por Trey Azagthoth e, apesar de ter passado por inúmeras formações, manteve o status de grande ícone do death metal. Os ingressos já estão à venda e os fãs podem adquirir o lote promocional por R$ 90,00.

A banda Morbid Angel estreou com o álbum "Altars of Madness" (1989) e chamou a atenção pela grande quantidade de energia e adrenalina presente ao longo das 10 faixas. Gravado no Morrisound Tampa Studios, o álbum atingiu a primeira posição na parada do Reino Unido Independente, conquistando ainda mais fãs do gênero musical ao redor do mundo.

A partir do sucesso do primeiro disco, a banda acumula uma discografia composta por oito álbuns, todos bem elogiados pela imprensa especializada e arrastando uma legião de fãs. "Covenant" (1993) é o terceiro disco, sendo considerado um verdadeiro marco para a comunidade underground. Apontado como um dos trabalhos mais obscuros e satânicos da carreira da banda, este disco representa um dos maiores lançamentos de uma banda de death metal, com mais de 150 mil cópias vendidas. Entre as faixas do terceiro disco está "God Of Emptiness", que tornou-se videoclipe e inovou ao trazer uma guitarra de sete cordas. Com o objetivo de proporcionar um som mais grave, a banda foi a pioneira ao aderir a esse instrumento e aplicá-lo ao gênero extremo do metal.

Caracterizados pela criatividade e forte potencial para o sucesso, a banda acumula no currículo diversas turnês e festivais pela Europa. Com toda essa experiência, Morbid Angel chega ao Cine Joia, com a formação atual: Trey Azagthoth (guitarra e teclado), David Vincent (vocal e baixo), Peter Sandoval (bateria) e Destructhor (guitarra).

Serviço São Paulo - Informações gerais:

Morbid Angel @ Cine Joia
Quinta-feira, 23 de maio
Abertura da casa: 21h
Horário previsto do show: 23h30
Lote promocional: R$ 90,00
R$ 120,00 (inteira)/ R$ 60,00 (meia-entrada)
Camarote: R$ 200,00 (inteira) / R$ 100,00 (meia-entrada)

Locais de venda:
. www.facebook.com/cinejoia na aba "Compre seu Ingresso" e cinejoia.tv/ingressos

Cine Joia: Praça Carlos Gomes, 82 (segunda-feira a sexta-feira, das 10h às 18h, e durante o final de semana, a bilheteria só abre em dia de show, 1h antes da abertura oficial da casa)

Loja Baratos Afins: Av. São João, 439 2º andar - Lojas 314/318

Premiere\\ TIAMAT: 'Love Terrorists' Video Released

"Love Terrorists", the new Ioanna Lampropoulou-directed video from Sweden's TIAMAT, can be seen below. The song comes off the band's tenth studio album, "The Scarred People", which entered the official chart in the band's home country at position No. 11.

"The Scarred People" was recorded at Woodhouse Studios in Hagen, Germany with producer Siggi Bemm. The CD cover artwork, which was created by TIAMAT mainman Johan Edlund, can be seen below.

"The Scarred People" track listing:

01. The Scarred People
02. Winter Dawn
03. 384
04. Radiant Star
05. The Sun Also Rises
06. Before Another Wilbury Dies
07. Love Terrorists
08. Messinian Letter
09. Thunder & Lightning
10. Tiznit
11. Born To Die (digipack bonus track)
12. The Red Of The Morning Sun
13. Paradise (digipack bonus track)
14. Divided (live) (digipack bonus track)
15. Cain (live) (digipack bonus track)

In a recent intervie with Metal Underground, Edlund stated about the musican direction of "The Scarred People": "We're happy being TIAMAT; that's the only label we put on ourselves. In fact, TIAMAT is by far our own biggest influence. We often quote ourselves, what we've done in the past, when needed in the studio. There are a lot of elements both in the music and in the lyrics that we have developed over the years that feel genuinely TIAMAT, be it a clean electric guitar sound, a special way of drum patterns, certain ways to express lyrics. We often go back there and sample ourselves, so to speak."

SEFOTEU\\ IRON MAIDEN Drummer's Son Arrested In Florida

According to BocaNewsNow.com, Justin McBrain, the 20-year-old son of IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain, was arrested early this morning for allegedly burglarizing an occupied dwelling and 2nd degree petit theft. He is being held on $25,000 bond in the Palm Beach County Jail.

A Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson tells BocaNewsNow.com that deputies responded to a West Boca home after receiving a call that McBrain forced his way inside. The female homeowner reported that McBrain knocked repeatedly and then pushed his way in when the door was opened. McBrain allegedly rifled through the woman’s purse, taking a half-eaten chocolate bunny, half of an orange — which he consumed in the home — a belly ring, cosmetics, and a freezer pack.

As previously reported, Nicko McBrain's wife Rebecca is due in court on May 3 to defend herself against allegations that she attempted to stab a man, then threw logs at him at her Boca Raton, Florida home. It is unclear if the man was Nicko.

Rebecca McBrain, 50, was arrested on February 24 and charged with battery after she allegedly tried to stab the man with a decorative lance. Although the stabbing attempt failed, Rebecca was allegedly successful in hitting the man with logs that had been sitting in a firepit behind the house, causing minor injuries. She was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail and later released on bond.

She has entered a plea of "not guilty."

On March 2, Nicko McBrain performed at The Classic Rock & Roll Party at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida. Proceeds from the event went to HomeSafe, a non-profit organization helping society's most vulnerable residents — victims of severe child abuse and domestic violence in Palm Beach County and South Florida.

According to a 1994 article in the Sun Sentinel, Nicko and Rebecca met in 1984 at the Button South in Fort Lauderdale. They married five years later and have made a home in Boca Raton around their son, Justin.

"It's very peaceful here. And there are great golf courses," Nicko said about living in Boca Raton.

He added: "This is a great community. After the humdrum life on the road, the last thing I want to come home to is craziness."

Rebecca comes from a big family in West Virginia and did some modeling while studying at Marshall University in Huntington. In 1985, she was a finalist in the Miss West Virginia Pageant.

Back in July 2003, Nicko McBrain was arrested for allegedly hitting a parking lot attendant — on purpose — with his black Jaguar after a disagreement over McBrain's VIP credentials before a concert at Jones Beach Theatre in Wantagh, New York. "It's one of those things that happened that shouldn't have happened, but it did, and over time, you sort of look at it and go, 'Gosh, that was silly,'" Nicko said in an August 2004 interview. "And the other guy that was involved with it, I'm sure he's sitting there thinking [the same thing]."

26 de abr. de 2013

WarmUp \\ Firehouse - Reach For The Sky

A banda norte-americana de Hard Rock Firehouse se apresentará pela primeira vez em São Paulo na festa "Hard Live", que será realizada no dia 27 de abril (sábado), no Manifesto Bar.

Criado no final dos anos 80 em Charlotte/Carolina do Norte, o grupo formado atualmente por C. J. Snare (vocal), Bill Leverty (guitarra), Allen McKenzie (baixo) e Michael Foster (bateria), apresentará seus grandes sucessos, como os singles "Don't Treat Me Bad", "Love of a Lifetime", "All She Wrote", "Reach for the Sky", "When I Look Into Your Eyes", "I Live My Life for You" e "Here For You", além de "Hold Your Fire", "Shake & Tumble" e "Overnight Sensation".

Apesar de ter surgido no final de 1989, o Firehouse ainda conseguiu êxito na onda Hard Rock dos anos 80, tendo vídeos exibidos com frequência na MTV e músicas rolando nas estações de rádio pelo mundo. No Brasil, a balada "I Live My Life for You" entrou na trilha sonora da novela "A Próxima Vítima" (Rede Globo, 1995) e o grupo chegou a fazer aparições em programas de TV do Brasil, como o de Jô Soares. Após o álbum "Firehouse 3" (1995), o grupo ainda obteve grande aceitação com o acústico "Good Acoustics" (1996).

O Firehouse, que já se apresentou no Brasil em novembro de 2007 na festa "Hard In Rio" (Circo Voador – RJ), chegou a contar com o baixista brasileiro Dario Seixas (atual Jack Russell's Great White) em sua formação, na época do álbum "Prime Time" (2003). O mais recente trabalho do grupo saiu em 2011, "Full Circle", material que conta com regravações de alguns sucessos.

1990 - FireHouse
1992 - Hold Your Fire
1995 - 3
1996 - Good Acoustics
1998 - Category 5
1999 - Bring 'Em Out Live
2000 - O2
2003 - Prime Time
2011 - Full Circle

Serviço – "Hard Live":
Atração: Firehouse
Data: sábado, 27 de abril
Local: Manifesto Bar
Endereço: Rua Iguatemi, 36, Itaim Bibi - São Paulo/SP
Fone: (11) 3168-9595
Abertura da casa: 22h
Pista 1º lote promocional: R$ 90
Camarote: R$ 300
Pontos de venda: Manifesto Bar e Animal Records (Galeria do Rock)

MEDA \\ GHOST Dildos And Butt Plugs Now Available

Swedish occult rockers GHOST, who are fronted by Papa Emeritus II, have begun selling dildos and butt plugs via their official webstore.

For $199.99, fans of the band will get the "Ghost Phallos Mortuus Ritual Box Set – Phallus" containing the following items:

* 1 x exclusive Papa Emeritus II dildo puppetmaster t-shirt (only available with this item)
* 1 x bible box case with gold-embossed artwork and red velvet lining.
* 1 x divorce paper scroll with customised GHOST foil emblem.
* 1 x GHOST brushed metal logo charm.
* 1 x bronze effect metal butt plug with moulded grucifix logo base.
* 1 x sculpted black silicone Papa Emeritus II dildo.


Box: L24cm W18cm D6cm
Logo Charm: L8cm W4cm
Butt Plug: L7cm W3cm
Dildo: L19cm W4cm

The box set starts shipping Friday, May 3.

GHOST was forced to modify its name in the U.S. to GHOST B.C. for "legal reasons."

Hailing from Linköping, Sweden, GHOST formed in in 2008. They released their heralded debut album, "Opus Eponymous", in 2010. In 2011, GHOST performed at the annual Download festival in the United Kingdom. The band's fanbase began to swell and not long after added some of hard rock's finest to this group. Additionally that year, GHOST took part in the "Defenders Of Faith III" tour with TRIVIUM, IN FLAMES and RISE TO REMAIN. In early 2012, they embarked on their first tour of the United States and later that year shared the stage with MASTODON and OPETH on their "Heritage Hunter Tour" in North America. That summer the band was invited by METALLICA's James Hetfield to perform on the main stage of METALLICA's first annual Orion Music + More festival.

RUMOURS\\ Queens Of The Stone Age: planejando volta ao Brasil

Pelo que parece teremos de novamente a apresentação dos caras do Queens Of The Stone Age em terras brasileiras... A assessoria da banda confirmou ao site http://www.qotsa.com.br/, que eles já estão planejando a volta para nosso país. A turnê será para divulgar o álbum "Life Clockwork" tão esperado pelos fãs e com várias participações especiais.

Confira a nota:
"Ontem nós começamos a falar sobre nosso retorno ao Brasil e as datas para nossa turnê como atração principal no Brasil e em outros países sul-americanos- está confirmado que retornaremos ao Brasil como atração principal durante a... Life Clockwork Tour"
Isto só comprova o que Josh Homme havia dito: “No próximo ano voltaremos com nosso show completo”.

Queens Of The Stone Age se apresentou na última edição do Lollapalooza aqui no Brasil, e foi considerado, por muitos o melhor show do festival.

Premiere\\ SOILWORK: 'Spectrum Of Eternity' Video Released

"Spectrum Of Eternity", the new video from Swedish metallers SOILWORK, can be seen below. The song comes off the band's ninth studio and first dual-disc album, "The Living Infinite", which sold around 7,800 copies in the United States in its first week of release to enter The Billboard 200 chart at position No. 60. The effort also landed at No. 11 on the Independent Albums chart, and No. 2 on the Hard Music chart. "The Living Infinite" entered the iTunes Metal Top Albums chart at No. 1 and was the No. 1 most added album on the CMJ radio chart.

SOILWORK's 2010 album, "The Panic Broadcast", sold around 5,300 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 88 on The Billboard 200 chart.

The band's 2007 CD, "Sworn to a Great Divide", opened with 5,000 units to land at No. 148.

"The Living Infinite" was produced by Jens Bogren (OPETH, AMON AMARTH, BLOODBATH) and boasts artwork by MNEMIC's Mircea Gabriel Eftemie. The CD features Justin Sullivan — lead singer of the English band NEW MODEL ARMY — as a guest vocalist on the track "The Windswept Mercy" and also marks the recording debut of longtime SOILWORK touring guitarist David Andersson (also of THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA).

Entrevista\\ Angra: idéia é gravar um DVD com a formação original em Novembro

Em uma entrevista para o repórter EDU ROX do Lokaos Rock Show, o guitarrista do Angra - RAFAEL BITENCOURT, ao ser perguntado sobre reunião com André Matos, respondeu que a ideia da banda é de gravar um DVD com a formação original e com todos os outros membros que passaram pelo grupo, os shows seriam gravados em São Paulo, Paris e Tokyo e, segundo o guitarrista, só falta André Matos aceitar o convite.

25 de abr. de 2013

Souvenirs\\ Iron Maiden: cerveja oficial será vendida no Brasil

A On Trade, importadora da Robinsons no Brasil, confirmou que a cerveja oficial do Iron Maiden será comercializada no nosso país. A previsão é que a cerveja demore um pouco para chegar ao mercado brasileiro, com lançamento por aqui apenas no mês de agosto, nas versões em garrafa e na pressão.

A cerveja do Iron Maiden será lançada no Reino Unido no dia 9 de maio e vem batendo recordes de vendas antes mesmo do lançamento, com encomendas de mais de 100 países.

Rocknews\\ Scorpions: ex músicos celebram hits da banda em São Paulo

Michael Schenker, Uli Jon Roth, Francis Bucholz, Herman Rarebell e Doogie White tem viagem agendada ao Brasil no mês de Junho. O motivo? Um show tributo aos maiores clássicos do Scorpions, banda por onde os músicos citados passaram e fizeram carreiras.

O show da Lovedrive Reunion Tour chega ao palco do HSBC Brasil no dia 22 de Junho e os fãs do Scorpions poderão reviver momentos incríveis junto com os músicos que fizeram parte dos mais de 45 anos de sucesso da banda.

No tributo, Michael Schenker estará nas guitarras ao lado de Uli Jon Roth, que substituiu Schenker no Scorpions. Nos vocais, Doogie White, que cantou no Midnight Blue e Cornerstone, e hoje é a voz do Tank. Na bateria, Herman Rarebell, integrante da banda entre 1977 e 1995 e também compositor de canções como "Another piece of meat" e "Falling in love". E no baixo, Francis Buchholz, que substituiu o baixista Löthar Heimberg em 1973 e fez parte da formação mais bem sucedida dos Scorpions. Nos teclados e guitarras estará ainda Wayne Findlay.

Enquanto o Scorpions atual não volta ao Brasil, presenciar os ex-scorpions em ação pode ser uma maneira de matar as saudades dos grandes clássicos do hard rock/heavy metal da banda alemã.

Lovedrive Reunion Tour com Michael Schenker e Ex-Scorpions
Data – 22 de junho, às 22h; a abertura da casa será às 20h
Local – HSBC Brasil - Rua Bragança Paulista, 1281, Chácara Santo Antonio, São Paulo
Ingressos e vendas
De R$130,00 a R$280,00
Bilheteria do HSBC Brasil – de segunda a sábado, das 12h às 22h e domingos e feriados, das 12h às 20h
Pontos de venda na capital, interior e outros estados: consultar www.ingressorapido.com.br
Censura: 14 anos (desacompanhados). Menores dessa idade somente acompanhados dos pais ou responsáveis.
Duração: Aproximadamente 1h30
Aceita dinheiro e cartões de débito e crédito (Visa, Mastercard, Credicard e Diners)
Acesso para deficientes físicos
Realização – Top Link Music

Premiere\\ ORCHID: 'Wizard Of War' Video Released

"Wizard Of War", the new video from San Francisco-based doom rockers ORCHID, can be seen below. The song comes off the band's new album, "The Mouths Of Madness", which will be released on April 26 via Nuclear Blast Records.

Guitarist Mark Thomas Baker stated about the extensive "The Mouths Of Madness" production process: "Most of the tracks on 'The Mouths Of Madness' were cut in early June 2012. We were pretty fresh off of our European tour and full of confidence. The basics done at that time were the best recording experience that we've had so far. Everybody got along great and did great work.

"We did this album with a completely different guitar sound than 'Capricorn'. I think it sounds much heavier in that regard. We take a lot of time to get things right. I hope people enjoy it and let it sink in. I think it's miles above our past efforts."

Mastering engineer Richard Whittaker, who also took care of the latest BLACK SABBATH and THIN LIZZY rereleases/analogue transfers, comments: "I've been a huge fan of ORCHID since I first heard their debut EP back in 2009, and they've certainly come a long way since then. So, as you can imagine, to be asked to work with ORCHID on their records was an honour and a pleasure. They're a great bunch of guys and a stellar band to be involved with.

"'The Mouths Of Madness' is such a well-crafted and awe-inspiring album. Sonically, its 1974 meets 2013 which, for me, takes the SABBATH/PENTAGRAM vibe to whole new level."

ORCHID was named "the best and most important doom band of the past five years" by Rock Hard Germany's editor-in-chief Götz Kühnemund. In addition, BEHEMOTH mainman Adam "Nergal" Darski stated: "BLACK SABBATH should do an album like 'The Mouths Of Madness'!"

Since its inception in 2006, ORCHID — which features in its ranks well-known tattoo artist Theo Mindell on vocals — has achieved massive global awareness with their stunning releases "Through The Devil's Doorway" (EP, 2009) and "Capricorn" (full-length, 2011).


Theo Mindell: Vocals
Carter Kennedy: Drums
Mark Thomas Baker: Guitar
Keith Nickel: Bass

Rocknews\\ Megadeth: ouça a versão oficial da faixa "Super Collider"

A faixa-título do novo álbum havia vazado antes com baixa qualidade e interrupções. Esta é a versão oficial divulgada pela banda.

CIRCLE PIT \\ Asking Alexandria: retornando ao Brasil em agosto

Os ingleses do Asking Alexandria farão shows no Brasil em agosto, tocando ao lado da banda americana Motionless In White. Por aqui eles tocam nos dias 22/08 (Porto Alegre, Bar Opinião), 23/08 (Curitiba, Music Hall), 24/08 (São Paulo, Carioca Club) e 25/08 (Rio de Janeiro, Teatro Odisséia).

Em 2012, o Asking Alexandria fez excelentes shows, com SP completamente sold out.
A tour Sul Americana ainda terá datas na Argentina, Chile, Colêmbia e México, como pode ser visto na imagem do cartaz.

A produção é da Liberation Music Company (http://www.liberationmc.com)
Informações sobre ingressos e pontos de vendas, serão divulgados nos próximos dias.

Premiere\\ New Supergroup The Winery Dogs Debut "Elevate" Video

Official Music Video for "Elevate"

The Winery Dogs are:
Mike Portnoy (drums)
Billy Sheehan (bass)
Richie Kotzen (guitar/vocals)


24 de abr. de 2013

TRETAS\\ Pantera: esqueçam reunião, a treta só engrossa

Em entrevista ao jornalista estadunidense LONN FRIEND na noite de ontem [22 de Abril], o ex-baixista do PANTERA, REX BROWN falou ao fone direto de sua casa no Texas sobre seu livro de memórias, ”Official Truth, 101 Proof: The Inside Story Of Pantera” e sua atual banda, o KILL DEVIL HILL. O músico também comentou sobre como veio a ideia pro livro, sua atual relação com os membros sobreviventes do Pantera, sua vida de pai, e como é trabalhar com o lendário baterista Vinny Appice.

Perguntado sobre sua atual relação com o vocalista do Pantera PHILLIP ANSELMO e o baterista VINNIE PAUL ABBOTT, Rex disse: “Eu mandei meu livro para os dois. E, aparentemente, Vinnie não ficou muito lisonjeado com ele. Vinnie então que escreva a sua própria porra de livro. Com o Phillip, eu não ouvi nenhuma contestação, mas eu não disse nada no livro que já não fosse público, entende?”
Ele acrescentou: “Eu acho que a razão pela qual eles não falaram comigo é porque É a porra da verdade. E de vez EM quando... você não quer contar a verdade. E eu não me esforcei para magoar ninguém deliberadamente. Mas ao mesmo tempo, se você vai contar a verdade, por deus, é melhor que você se dispa. E eu acho que Mark Eglinton [coautor do livro] fez isso comigo, ele realmente meio que… ele me que baixou minha bola… você sabe quando você tem seus sonhos que você tinha quando estava no ensino médio quando você está só de cuecas. É desse modo que me sinto com esse livro. Se você não está sendo totalmente verdadeiro em sua autobiografia, eu acho que é uma mentira. E por que você iria querer fazer isso?”

Na página 172 de “Official Truth, 101 Proof: The Inside Story Of Pantera”, Rex tinha o seguinte a dizer sobre Vinnie Paul: “Você precisa entender que Vinnie é simplesmente uma pessoa estranha – simples assim – e ou é do jeito dele, ou não tem acordo. Eu acho que ele herdou a maior parte dessa cuzice do pai dele, porque, sob vários aspectos, eles eram muito parecidos. Com Vinnie era sempre ‘farra, farra, farra’ e ‘chupa aquela buceta! ’, essas coisas – ao ponto que ele achou que era a porra do DAVID LEE ROTH. E ele, como baterista, você consegue imaginar isso? Mas a verdade é que ele só comia alguém talvez em uma dentre dez vezes e isso se ele desse sorte. Estar em uma banda multiplatinada é pra ser um adianto quando você está xavecando uma mulher, mas ele anulava isso ao não ter noção nenhuma de como tratar ou abordar uma mulher. Ele só ia até elas e começava imediatamente a boliná-las, então não era de se surpreender que o índice de conquistas dele ser tão digno de pena. Ele agia como se conhecê-lo fosse uma avaliação sexual e isso as assustava de cara”.
Ele continua: “E como se isso já não fosse ruim o suficiente, quando ele não descolava ninguém [noventa por cento das vezes, pelos meus cálculos] ele era o cara mais infeliz do planeta. Eu não suportava viver com ele. Ele entrava na sala de manhã e eu já sabia. Ele estava todo tenso e puto com todo mundo e não havia nada que ninguém pudesse fazer para mudar o humor dele. Isso ficou muito chato.”

Enquanto isso, em entrevista ao site francês RADIO METAL, o vocalista PHIL ANSELMO respondeu se já está de saco cheio de responder às perguntas sobre a possibilidade de uma reunião do Pantera com ZAKK WYLDE na guitarra no lugar do finado “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott:
“Eu não estou de saco cheio. Eu entendo a… eu entendo. Eu sou um fã de música também. Eu amo música. Eu amo bandas, eu amo colecionar música. E pro fã comum por aí, se você for um fã do Pantera, claro, você quer ver isso. E, na real, se você for pensar, nossa carreira foi bem curta. E aqui estamos em 2013, e ainda estamos falando sobre o Pantera. Obviamente, há muita força aí, obviamente há uma grande memória aí. Mas quanto a nos reunirmos ou qualquer coisa do tipo, a única coisa… Olha, eu já disse isso no passado… não é algo pra se ter esperança, porque eu acho que Vinnie Paul e eu teríamos que sentar e conversar, e agora, eu não acho que ele queira conversar sobre isso de modo algum. E ele, com toda a certeza do mundo, não quer falar comigo. Coloquemos desse modo: minha porta está sempre aberta; a porta dele está fechada e trancada. E até que possamos resolver essa situação – SE pudermos por ventura resolver essa situação – eu por assim dizer esqueceria uma reunião do Pantera”.

Premiere\\ Rob Zombie: confira sua banda fictícia de Black Metal

Para dar um toquezinho a mais em seu novo filme "Lord Of Salem", Rob Zombie montou sua horda chamada de "Leviathan The Fleeing Serpent".

Rocknews\\ Y & T no Brasil 2013: show em São Paulo confirmado

A produtora AWO Eventos anunciou recentemente a primeira passagem pelo Brasil da banda americana Y&T. Em São Paulo o show vai acontecer no dia 18 de agosto na casa de shows Carioca Club.

Novas informações e datas serão anunciadas em breve.

23 de abr. de 2013

Traduza\\ SEPULTURA Guitarist Putting Finishing Touches On DE LA TIERRA Debut

SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser has joined forces with current and former members of South American bands A.N.I.M.A.L., MANÁ and LOS FABULOSOS CADILLACS in a brand new project called DE LA TIERRA (a.k.a. DLT).

DE LA TIERRA (English-language translation: From The Earth) is:

* Andreas Kisser (SEPULTURA) - Guitar, Vocals
* Álex González (MANÁ) - Drums, Vocals
* Flavio Cianciarulo (LOS FABULOSOS CADILLACS) - Bass, Vocals
* Andrés Giménez (D-MENTE, A.N.I.M.A.L.) - Vocals, Guitar

DE LA TIERRA is currently putting the finishing touches on its debut album with producer Stanley Soares (SEPULTURA) for a late 2013 release.

In a brand new interview with the official web site of Jason Korolenko (author of the upcoming SEPULTURA biography "Relentless - The Book Of Sepultura"), Kisser stated about DE LA TIERRA: "[This is] the first time I'm playing with another guitarist [in a band situation] after [sharing guitar duties with] Max [Cavalera in SEPULTURA], you know, after so long, and it's not easy to put two guitars together. You really have to know each other and we [Andreas and Andrés] didn't play that much at all together, but we're doing a pretty good job of putting together an arrangement and making it sound like a band. [laughs] We practiced a little and he's a great musician, as well, and everybody's really connected. We are recording in different places, but it's sounding really strong. It's awesome."

Asked if DE LA TIERRA's focus will be primarily on the Latin American market due to the band's Spanish-language lyrics, Kisser said: "Not really, man. We wanna play the whole world, regardless of language. We wanna be the RAMMSTEIN of the Spanish language. [laughs] With German, RAMMSTEIN… they did it without changing their native language. They are a huge success everywhere in the world. I think DE LA TIERRA has the possibility to do that, to play such music that will transcend the language barrier. It's gonna be mainly Spanish, but some Portuguese as well, so you have that possibility of really connecting Brazil to the rest of Latin America. Hopefully it will be a landmark that could help put us more together because Brazil is very separate from the rest, especially because of the language. So… let's see, man."

22 de abr. de 2013

CIRCLE PIT \\ HEAVEN SHALL BURN: 'Hunters Will Be Hunted' Video Released

"Hunters Will Be Hunted", the brand new video from German death metal and hardcore fusionists HEAVEN SHALL BURN, can be seem below. The song comes off the band's new album, "Veto", which is being released via Century Media Records on the following dates:

Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Norway: April 19
Rest Of Europe: April 22
Australia, New Zealand, Finland: April 26
USA, Canada: April 30

While "Veto" was mixed by Tue Madsen, there is an alternative mix available for all of the die-hard HEAVEN SHALL BURN fans out there. Guitarist Maik Weichert explains: "The vinyl version and the limited-edition three-CD box set of the record will feature an alternative mix, called 'Blizzard Over England Mix' by nobody less than Colin Richardson."

He continues: "The story behind the strange name for the mix: We were ready to fly over to England and mix the record, but there was a huge snow chaos in the U.K. — no planes, no trains, roads blocked — no way to get there. Colin was even snowed in and could not get out of the studio at all. So he mixed in almost absolute isolation and brought in a lot of interesting thoughts — without us sitting on the couch in the back and giving our 'valuable' advices... We really like the result and thought you should also listen to it. Most people might find that the mixes aren't very different, but those who are interested in sounds and tweaking can discover lots of different details. The vinyl will come with a CD that has the entire album in the Tue Madsen mix, while Colin Richardson's mix will be added as additional and third CD to the limited-edition three-CD box set that is only available in Germany, Austria and Switzerland."

The cover of "Veto" shows the John Collier painting of Lady Godiva (c.1898). Weichert comments as to why this piece of art works perfectly with the underlying concept of the album: "It as an icon regarding the fight for social justice. The image also represents a contemporary issue: i.e. today's leading class being isolated from the people and the conflicts arising from that. It is also a great way to show our fans how current problems and topics can be reflected and derived from historical artworks."

"Veto" track listing:

01. Godiva
02. Land Of The Upright Ones
03. Die Stürme Rufen Dich
04. Fallen
05. Hunters Will Be Hunted
06. You Will Be Godless
07. Valhalla
08. Antagonized
09. Like Gods Among Mortals
10. 53 Nations
11. Beyond Redemption

Premiere\\ Michael Monroe Unveils First Video From Upcoming Album

Director: Ville Juurikkala
Editor: Toni Tikkanen
Main photography (motion and stills): Ville Juurikkala
Additional photography: Lasse Arkela, Steve Conte, Dregen, Michael Monroe, Karl Rockfist, Toni Tuominen, Sami Yaffa, Dana "Distortion" Yavin etc.

BLACK SABBATH no Brasil \\ Confira as datas das apresentações

Os shows do Black Sabbath no Brasil serão no dia 9 de outubro em Porto Alegre, dia 11 em São Paulo (Campo de Marte) e no dia 13 no Rio de Janeiro. Em breve serão divulgados os preços e demais locais dos shows. A produção já confirmou o Megadeth como banda de abertura.

Novas informações em breve.

ALCATRAZZ no Brasil \\ Show único em maio no Carioca Club de São Paulo

No dia 19 de Maio, acontece no Carioca Club, o show da banda Alcatrazz liderada pelo ex vocalista do Rainbow, Michael Schenker Group, Graham Bonnet.

A banda que acompanha Bonnet é fantástica, e conta com Simon Howie nas guitarras (ex JSS), o que mais uma vez prova que Graham Bonnet é exigente com guitarristas, ele gravou com Ritchie Blackmore no Rainbow, e foi responsável pela descoberta de pelo menos heróis das guitarras, Yngwie Malmsteen, Steve Vai e Chriss Impellitteri.

A banda ainda conta com Bob Rock na bateria, um baterista acima da média, e atual baterista também de Lita Ford, e no baixo terá Tim Luci, ex Rising Force do Malmsteen.
Os ingressos começaram a ser vendidos na sexta feira, e tem valores bem honestos para um show internacional, e inédito no Brasil, e é importante destacar que é a única apresentação na America do Sul, sendo assim é bom garantir seu ingresso nos pontos de vendas credenciados.
Os valores são:
1º Lote - PRATA - R$ 60,00 promocional e estudante - (Esgotado)
2º Lote – AMARELO – R$ 80,00 - Promocional e estudante
3º Lote - AZUL – R$ 90,00 - Promocional e estudante - Inteira R$ 180,00
1º Lote – AZUL – R$ 110,00 - AZUL - Promocional e estudante
2º Lote – VERMELHO R$ 130,00 - VERMELHO - Promocional e estudante
3º Lote – R$ 140,00 - Promocional e estudante – R$ 280,00 (Inteira)
R$ 250,00 – SÉRIE VERDE
Vão entrar e assistir passagem de som, serão recebidos pela banda, + 1 camiseta importada oficial da Tour, fotos, autógrafos etc.
Obs. Na compra conjunta de ingressos do Alcatrazz + Dio Disciples, no segundo ingresso será concedido um desconto de 10%%.
Menor de 16 anos somente com responsável.
Para quem tem duvidas, abaixo o provável set list do show.
Eyes Of The World - Rainbow
Too Young To Die Too Drunk To Live - Alcatrazz
God Blessed Video - Alcatrazz
Island In The Sun - Alcatrazz
Desert Song – Michael Schenker Group
Hiroshima Mon Amour - Alcatrazz
Sons And Lovers - Alcatrazz
Jet To Jet - Alcatrazz
Big Foot - Alcatrazz
All Night Long - Rainbow
Kree Nakoorie - Alcatrazz
Since You Been Gone - Rainbow
Will You Be Home Tonight - Alcatrazz
Night Games – Graham Bonnet solo
Stand In Line - Impellitteri
Lost In Hollywood – Rainbow
Love’s No Friend – Rainbow
Skyfire – Alcatrazz
Suffer Me – Alcatrazz
Bad Girl – Rainbow
Assault Attack – Michael Schenker Group
Oh Darling – Beatles (Graham Bonnet solo)
Os ingressos podem ser encontrados nos seguinte pontos de venda:
Galeria do Rock
DIE HARD – 3331-3978
PARANOID – 3221-5297
Na Bilheteria do Carioca Club
E na Ticket Brasil: www.ticketbrasil.com.br
Informações awo-mkt@uol.com.br

Sebastian Bach no Brasil \\ Ingressos à venda

Os ingressos para a apresentação do ex-vocalista do Skid Row, Sebastian Bach, em São Paulo já estão à venda! Confira abaixo todas as informações:

Informações gerais:

Data: 22 de setembro de 2013 (domingo) - São Paulo/SP
Carioca Club (Rua Cardeal Arcoverde 2899 Pinheiros/SP)
Horário: 20:00 (Abertura da casa às 18:30)
- Pista Meia Entrada: R$90,00
- Pista Promocional: R$110,00
Pontos de venda:
- Ingressos online já disponíveis através do site:

Iron Maiden no Brasil \\ Iron Maiden, Slayer e Ghost em São Paulo e Curitiba

Confirmado: o Iron Maiden toca em São Paulo, no dia 20 (Jockey Club), e no dia 24 em Curitiba. Ghost e Slayer serão as responsáveis pela abertura do evento.

A partir do dia 23 de abril, os ingressos para o show na capital paulista estarão disponíveis para venda por meio do Livepass - os de Curitiba serão em breve anunciados no site da produtora XYZ. A turnê que a banda traz ao país é a Maiden England, mesmo show que encerrará o Rock in Rio, no dia 22 de setembro.

Novas informações em breve


KINGS OF CHAOS, the touring project featuring former GUNS N' ROSES members Matt Sorum, Gilby Clarke and Duff McKagan. along with former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach, DEF LEPPARD's Joe Elliott, Glenn Hughes from BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION and DEEP PURPLE, and COLLECTIVE SOUL's Ed Roland, made its Australian live debut Saturday (April 20) at the Stone Music Festival at Sydney's ANZ Stadium. Headlining the event were VAN HALEN and AEROSMITH. KINGS OF CHAOS will also perform in South Africa at GrandWest's Grand Arena in Cape Town on June 8 and the Sun City Superbowl, North West, on June 15 and 16.

Fan-filmed video footage of KINGS OF CHAOS' performance can be seen below.

According to South Africa's Tonight, KINGS OF CHAOS is the brainchild of Sorum, who asked a few of his close friends to form a band and tour the world playing each other's big hits.

The idea for the new band to play South Africa was conceived when Roland came to the country to appear as part of the Heineken Symphonic Rock, which features South African artists performing their hits with a full orchestra.

"Ed had such a great time here and really enjoyed working with me and my team," said Andy Mac, director of AMP Events.

"When he told me about this all-star supergroup project, I knew I had to bring them to South Africa.

"This is an amazing two-hour show," he continued. "SKID ROW's Sebastian Bach has been a longtime friend of the band and he will be singing the GUNS N' ROSES tracks. He has the perfect voice for the songs and kills it. He is a cool hairband rock 'n' roll wild child.

“Besides them playing songs like 'Paradise City' and 'Welcome To The Jungle', they will also do big anthemic hits such as DEF LEPPARD's 'Animal' as well as hits from COLLECTIVE SOUL. They have some fun when they throw in the odd BILLY IDOL cover. This is going to be incredible."

KINGS OF CHAOS toured South and Central America last year under the name ROCK 'N' ROLL ALLSTARS.

Luto \\ Former KROKUS Drummer DANI CRIVELLI Dies

Former KROKUS drummer Dani Crivelli has died. The band says in a statement: "Our sincere condolences to his family and loved ones."

A native of Solothurn, Switzerland, Dani (far left in photo below) joined KROKUS in 1987, replacing Jeff Klaven. Dani appeared on the group's 1988 LP, "Heart Attack", which included such staples like "Rock'n'Roll Tonight" and "Winning Man".

KROKUS' 17th studio album, "Dirty Dynamite", entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 17. This marked the first time in KROKUS' history that the band has landed in the Top 20 of the German chart.

19 de abr. de 2013

Rocknews\\ Black Sabbath: veja como vai ser o palco da nova tour

A imagem abaixo foi postada no Instagram do BLACK SABBATH ontem, com a seguinte mensagem: “Hora do ensaio final antes do início da tour amanhã em Auckland, NZ.”


 Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins of FOO FIGHTERS inducted RUSH at the 28th annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony, which was held last night (Thursday, April 18) at the Nokia Theater L.A. Live. Grohl said in his induction speech, "From day one, the band built its following the right way. No hype, no (baloney), they did it from the ground up without any help from the mainstream press… Their influence is undeniable and their devoted fan base is only rivaled by the GRATEFUL DEAD. Look at you people, all of you people, right here! And their legacy is that of a band that stayed true to themselves no matter how uncool they may have seemed to anyone."

According to The Pulse Of Radio, RUSH drummer Neil Peart, normally the most reclusive member of the band, gave the first and most eloquent of the three members' speeches, followed by bassist/singer Geddy Lee. But it was guitarist Alex Lifeson who brought down the house with a speech consisting entirely of "blah blah blahs," changing the tone of his voice to exhibit a range of emotions — with everyone understanding what he meant, especially when he "described" getting the call that the band was being inducted.

Lee was asked on the red carpet if he thought the acclaimed documentary on the band, "Beyond The Lighted Stage", played a role in the groundswell of support for the band's induction into the Hall Of Fame. "Oh, I think it probably did have an effect to a certain degree because of the way the filmmakers put that story together," he said. "I think it really showed what a vast and diverse audience that we do have and what the effect of our music has been on young players. And one of the criteria of the Hall Of Fame is influence, so I think it's easy to see that in that film."

Peart said that the band's fans had a personal stake in seeing the band inducted. "The thing is, with our fans, is that we grew up together," he said. "We always say 'the soundtrack of your life' is a phrase that I love, but it has been that case and we have evolved naturally in our music and our lyrics and our songs and all that, of our experiences from our past and our present as grown-ups, and we've expressed all that through our songs. So a lot of them have grown up with that in a very real, true way, so they share it and they feel like they're part of the team, and our team should win."

Lee thanked "the most passionate, incredible fan base around the globe …for not only supporting and encouraging our musical progress over the years, but for the insistence of their voices, which has most certainly led us to this evening."

The ceremony will be broadcast on May 18 on HBO at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

Traduza\\ BLACK SABBATH: 'God Is Dead?' Single Available For Streaming

"God Is Dead?", a brand new single from BLACK SABBATH, can be streamed below. The track, will be made available digitally on April 19, comes off "13" — the band's first album in 35 years to feature bassist Geeezer Butler, guitarist Tony Iommi and singer Ozzy Osbourne — due out June 11 on Vertigo/Republic. This marks BLACK SABBATH's return to Vertigo, their original label, and the group's first studio album together since 1978's "Never Say Die!"

The drum tracks on the album were laid down by RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE sticksman Brad Wilk following original drummer Bill Ward's decision to bow out of the reunion.

An invite-only listening party for "13" was held on April 10 at The Montalban in Los Angeles, California.

The following eight songs were played back to a small theater full of select media and VIPs:

* End Of The Beginning
* God Is Dead?
* Loner
* Zeitgeist
* Age Of Reason
* Live Forever
* Damaged Soul
* Dear Father

Check out a report at the Black Sabbath Online web site.

In its report on the listening party, Loudwire stated about "God Is Dead?": "Fans who caught the recent video tease the band release will recognize this track. Butler's bass work offers a mesmerizing beginning to the song that continues through a majority of the track. Osbourne sings about a bleak future and questions the existence of a higher being, given some of the hard times on Earth. As he belts, 'Will someone please tell me is God really dead?,' a musical shift begins to set in with Wilk and the band offering a swinging beat while Osbourne exclaims, 'Nowhere to run / Nowhere to hide.'"

Ozzy told an Australian radio station that "13" is "mind-blowing," adding, "It's better than my wildest dreams; it's so good."

BLACK SABBATH will make a rare television appearance when the band performs a new song on the season finale of "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation". The episode is set to air on Wednesday, May 15 at 10:00 p.m. ET on CBS-TV. The band will world premiere a song called "End Of The Beginning" from "13". The episode's plot follows the "CSI" team as they investigate a series of murder that resemble the sins in "Dante's Inferno", with the trail leading the detectives played by Ted Danson and Marc Vann to attend a SABBATH concert.

18 de abr. de 2013

Premiere\\ ALICE IN CHAINS: 'Stone' Video Released

ALICE IN CHAINS has teamed with VEVO, the world's leading all-premium music video and entertainment platform for the premiere of "Stone", the companion video to their new single. The clip, which can be seen below, was recently shot in Lucerne Valley, California with director Roboshobo (a.k.a. Robert Schober; METALLICA, MASTODON, GREEN DAY) and follows the recently released "Stone" lyric video. "Stone", which is about to crack the Top 10 at rock radio, arrives on the heels of lead single "Hollow", which shot to No. 1 on the rock charts.

Both songs appear on ALICE IN CHAINS' new album, "The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here", which is set for a May 28 release and currently available for pre-order through iTunes. The band (vocalist/guitarist Jerry Cantrell, vocalist/guitarist William DuVall, drummer Sean Kinney and bassist Mike Inez) will be playing the new singles and giving fans a sneak preview of additional songs from the album during their upcoming tour, which kicks off April 25 at The Fillmore in Miami Beach.

In their cover story on the band, Electronic Musician called "The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here" "a multi-layered monster," adding that "every song rocks, sways and convulses in grand AIC style." In their cover piece on Sean Kinney, Drum! magazine described the album as "bluesier and more off the cuff than anything ALICE IN CHAINS has done since, well, ever. Although more pop than previous records, it's cut with a particular sourness that befits the band's curdled worldview. If [previous album] 'Black Gives Way To Blue' recaptured the Northwest gothic ALICE IN CHAINS patented two decades ago, 'Dinosaur' digs past the broad strokes of grunge in search of hard rock as haunted and shadow-filled as the pines ringing Puget Sound." Revolver magazine called it one of ALICE IN CHAINS' "heaviest and most challenging records yet."

The band recently gave fans a teaser of what to expect on tour by performing both "Hollow" and "Stone" on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" and followed with the classic "Man In The Box".

Rocknews\\ Lamb of God: programando turnê européia no meio do ano

Aos poucos a vida vai voltando ao normal para o Lamb of God. A banda recentemente revelou uma turnê norte-americana para maio e junho e agora divulgou as datas de sua primeira grande jornada européia de 2013. Esses serão os primeiros shows do grupo na Europa desde que o frontman Randy Blythe foi recentemente inocentado das acusações de homicídio culposo por causa de um incidente da República Tcheca.

Antes de ir embora da República Tcheca, Blythe fez uma visita à família do falecido fã que morreu por causa de uma queda em um dos shows da banda. Ao ser inocentado, Blythe disse que esperava não voltar tão cedo a Praga, mas declarou, “Isso não tem nada a ver com essa cidade, com as pessoas que vivem aqui ou com a própria República Tcheca. Esse é um lugar maravilhoso, e muitas pessoas foram bondosas comigo. Nem uma alma sequer foi rude ou má comigo, de forma alguma, ou me fez algum mal – na realidade foi exatamente o contrário. Eu aprendi a amar essa cidade, porque ela é maravilhosa e mágica”. Enquanto a República Tcheca não está no cronograma da turnê, muitas outras cidades européias estão.

Historicamente, o Lamb of God tem tocado na temporada de festivais na Europa em junho, mas essa será a primeira vez que a banda fará alguns dos últimos festivais que a Europa tem a oferecer. Entre as paradas em destaque, estão a abertura da turnê no Resurrection Festival em 1º de agosto em Viveiro, Espanha, o Wacken Open Air festival na Alemanha, o Bloodstock Open Air no Reino Unido e o Pukkelpop Festival na Bélgica. A jornada se encerra em 18 de agosto em Paris, França.
Enquanto isso o Lamb of God está também finalizando alguns dos detalhes do Metal on the Mountain Retreat. A ESP Guitars veio a bordo como patrocinadora do evento e está oferecendo a oportunidade de adquirir guitarras com desconto como parte do programa. Além disso, a ESP doou um instrumento do novíssimo modelo Willie Adler Warbird que será dado como prêmio a um dos participantes no último dia do treinamento. Todos os cinco membros da banda irão autografar o instrumento antes de entregá-lo ao ganhador.

O The Metal on the Mountain Retreat está marcado para os dias 15 a 19 de junho no Full Moon Resort em Big Indian, Nova York. A semana musical permitirá aos “aspirantes” conhecer os membros da banda e participar de clínicas com Mark Morton, Willie Adler e Chris Adler, fazer parte de sessões de composição com os membros da banda, assistir à premiere mundial do filme do Lamb of God, andar de moto com John Campbell, acender fogueiras com Randy Blythe e curtir as jam sessions noturnas. 

1/8 — Viveiro, Espanha — Resurrection Festival
3/8 — Rendsburg, Alemanha — Wacken Open Air
4/8 — Colônia, Alemanha — Essigfabrik
5/8 — Hamburgo, Alemanha — Markthalle
6/8 — Berlim, Germany — Columbia Club
8/8 — Gävle, Suécia — Get Away Rock
10/8 — Derbyshire, Reino Unido — Bloodstock Open Air
11/8 — Dublin, Irlanda — Olympia Theatre
12/8 — Belfast, Irlanda do Norte — The Limelight
15/8 — Amsterdã, Holanda — Melkweg
16/8 — Dinkelsbuehl, Alemanha — Summer Breeze
17/8 — Hasselt, Bélgica — Pukkelpop
18/8 — Paris, França — Le Bataclan

TRETAS\\ Ozzy Osbourne: Sharon não volta até que ele fique limpo por meses

Publicado originalmente no TMZ:
Sharon Osbourne está no ramo de amores difíceis... porque ela NÃO vai se reconciliar com o marido Ozzy Osbourne até que ele prove a ela que permanecerá sóbrio por um longo período.

Fontes ligadas ao casal nos disseram... apesar de Ozzy dizer que está sóbrio há 44 dias... isso não é suficiente para ela. Ela está convivendo com essa nova crise de abuso de drogas e álcool há um ano e meio, e Sharon tem dito que 44 dias não são suficientes para a reabilitação.

Ozzy admitiu... sua bebedeira e uso de drogas causou a separação do casal, mas ele está confiante que Sharon NÃO vai terminar o casamento de 31 anos pedindo o divórcio.
Nossas fontes dizem... a intenção de Sharon não é terminar o casamento, mas ela acredita que deve fazer com que Ozzy se recupere de uma vez por todas... ela não pode mais lidar com o abuso de drogas.

Fontes familiarizadas com a situação dizem que NÃO vai haver divórcio. Como disse uma pessoa, "Eles têm ido ao inferno e voltado juntos. Não estão se separando".

17 de abr. de 2013

Premiere\\ AIRBOURNE: 'Live It Up' Video Released

The official video for "Live It Up", a brand new song from Australian hard rockers AIRBOURNE, can be seen below. The track comes off the band's third album, "Black Dog Barking", which will be released on May 21 via Roadrunner Records. The follow-up to 2010's "No Guts. No Glory." was produced by Brian Howes, who has previously worked with HINDER, DAUGHTRY and PUDDLE OF MUDD.

The Full Throttle edition of "Live It Up" will be made available for the opening of Full Throttle at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California, the tallest, fastest looping roller coaster in the world. The track will be released to rock radio in late spring, followed by its in-park debut at Six Flags Magic Mountain with the ride opening. The Full Throttle edition of "Live It Up" will be featured throughout the newly themed five-acre section of the park where guests will experience high-energy action through fast-paced imagery, sound and lights, with additional music featuring various Roadrunner artists. The launch will be further supported nationally in all theme parks, Roadrunner and Six Flags online and social media channels, live events and press outreach.

AIRBOURNE's infectious music has been used in more than 20 video games, countless films, trailers and more.

AIRBOURNE is Joel O'Keeffe (vocals/lead guitar), Ryan O'Keeffe (drums), David Roads (guitar) and Justin Street (bass).

Rocknews\\ King Of Chaos: a nova versão do Rock N' Roll All Stars

O KING OF CHAOS, um projeto para uma tour, estrelando os ex-membros do GUNS N' ROSES, Matt Sorum, Gilby Clarke e Duff McKagan, junto com o ex-SKID ROW Sebastian Bach, o vocalista do DEF LEPPARD, Joe Elliott além de Glenn Hughes do COUNTRY COMMUNION e DEEP PURPLE, vai fazer sua estréia na tour australiana no Stone Music Festival, programado para 20 e 21 de Abril no AZN Stadium em Sydney. Os headliners do evento serão o VAN HALEN e o AEROSMITH. O KING OF CHAOS também vai tocar na Africa do Sul na Grand Arena em Cape Town no dia 8 de Junho e no Sun City Superbowl, nos dias 15 e 16 de Junho.

Novas fotos dos ensaios do KING OF CHAOS para os próximos shows foram divulgadas no perfil do Facebook de SEBASTIAN BACH.

De acordo com o South Africa's Tonight, o super-grupo KING OF CHAOS é uma idéia do MATT SORUM (VELVET REVOLVER, GUNS N' ROSES), que convidou alguns amigos próximos para formar uma banda e fazer uma tour pelo mundo tocando grandes hits deles mesmo.
A idéia para a nova banda tocar na Africa do Sul foi concebida quando a Roland chegou ao país para uma aparição no Heineken Symphonic Rock, que conta com artistas sul-africanos que executam seus sucessos com uma orquestra completa.

O KING OF CHAOS saiu em tour na América do Sul e Central no último ano sob o nome de ROCK 'N' ROLL ALLSTARS acompanhado de alguns outros músicos.

Rocknews\\ Big Noize: Bach, Appice, Lynch e Sousan no aniversário da Kiss FM

O tradicional show da Rádio Kiss FM comemorando o dia do Rock e também o aniversário da rádio contará com a presença da banda Big Noize, formada por Sebastian Bach (Skid Row) nos vocais, George Lynch (Dokken, Lynch Mob) nas guitarras, Phil Sousan (Ozzy, Vince Neil) no baixo e Vinnie Appice (Black Sabbath, Dio, Heaven & Hell) na bateria.

O show acontecerá no dia 13 de Julho no HSBC Music Hall, em São Paulo, e a banda tocará grandes clássicos do repertório das bandas onde cada um dos músicos tocou e outros clássicos do Rock'n'Roll
Em breve serão divulgadas novas informações sobre o evento, como o nome da banda nacional que fará o show de abertura.

16 de abr. de 2013

Premiere\\ KINGDOM COME: 'God Does Not Sing Our Song' Video Released

"God Does Not Sing Our Song", the new video from KINGDOM COME, the German hard rock band led by singer Lenny Wolf, can be seen below. The clip was filmed and produced by Tim Aßmann and co-produced by Lenny Wolf.

Released digitally worldwide on April 5, "God Does Not Sing Our Song" comes off KINGDOM COME's new album, "Outlier", which will be made available in Germany on April 26, in the rest of Europe on April 29 and in the U.S./Canada on May 7 through SPV/Steamhammer.

"God Does Not Sing Our Song" single track listing:

01. God Does Not Sing Our Song (radio version)
02. God Does Not Sing Our Song (album version) (taken from "Outlier")
03. Should I (taken from "Rendered Waters")

"Outlier" track listing:

01. God Does Not Sing Our Song (04:05)
02. Running High Distortion (04:14)
03. Rough Ride Ralleye (04:35)
04. Let The Silence Talk (03:29)
05. Holy Curtain (03:59)
06. The Trap Is Alive (04:41)
07. Skip The Cover And Feel (03:37)
08. Don`t Want You To Wait (04:31)
09. Such A Shame (03:18)
10. When Colors Break The Grey (05:03)

Commented Lenny: "Some people asked me to share a few thoughts about my single called 'God Does Not Sing Our Song'. I think the song itself speaks louder than words, but I will try to share some thoughts behind the obvious.

'Why did I write that song? Because I am a musician.

"Why that title? The title is reflecting my thoughts about people abusing the 'name of God' to justify their sick and often very destructive behavior. God may be watching, but I'm sure he is 'NOT always singing along.'

"What makes you decide in which form you create a song? I got no master plan. I am more like a five-year-old plugging the guitar chord into the endless audio universe hoping to catch some cool frequencies. Lately I caught a lot of heavy guitar signals which were asking to be used in a powerful song. I tried my best.

"Do I believe in God? I believe in a higher force which can be called God or orange shoe. I don't need to sit in a man-made building with steep roofs to 'feel closer or more connected,' but if that works for other people, that, of course, is perfectly alright. In whichever direction or whatever name people are praying to, I rather follow a good heart than thousands of pre-written phrases.

"What is my outlook on our future? Fanaticism and ignorance is a deadly combination. We got a lot of this around poisoning our planet. I don't have the answer to it all, but I think it would be a great first step to go by a simple saying: 'Live and let live' — with enough space and respect for one another. As long as people trying to force their believes onto others, we are bound to have conflicts coming our way. Some should remember weather they are guests or locals before wanting to change the furniture!

"In case I bored you, next time I will write about something much more original like: Oohh babe, I will never leave you, I'll do anything for you, tonight is the night, I'm so sorry, please let me bend over so that you can find the perfect place to kick me harder than ever, etc. etc."

Fame and fortune have always played a minor role in KINGDOM COME mastermind Lenny Wolf's longstanding career. In fact, his more than 30 years as an artist have been fuelled first and foremost by musical challenges and the desire to keep evolving. His credo has always been authenticity before commercial considerations.

"Naturally, nobody is happier than I am when my music is loved by as many fans as possible," he says, "but these kinds of aspects are irrelevant when it comes to creating a new album. The only thing that matters is testing myself as an artist and embarking on new paths."

To avoid any misunderstandings: the new KINGDOM COME album, "Outlier", presents flawless rock music with a welcome tendency towards melancholia and a gift for anthems. But with "Outlier", Lenny is starting a new chapter of his diverse creative career, expertly positioning his charismatic voice between traditional rock structures and modern sound elements, which add a third dimension to this album.

"I simply felt the need to delve deep inside of me and run riot in the infinite expanse of the audio cosmos. The result is a friction of mercilessly mechanical, heartless sound collages, combined with my typical melancholy-melodious style," Wolf explains the album's artfully interwoven experimental approach to his sound, which never detracts from the familiar atmospheric basic mood of his songs. "A whole number of souls happen to dwell in my breast, which is why experimentation and the development of my musical existence simply belong together." Lenny purposely takes into account that this approach may also lead to friction and requires an open mind of its listeners: "It's of secondary importance to me whether this is clever in business terms. To me, it's all about creating optimum varieties of sound signals which go through the ear straight into the heart. Some call it a vocation. Hallelujah."

A vocation which is reflected in ten haunting, stirring and diverse songs. Some numbers are welcome reminders of KINGDOM COME's glorious past, other songs document a future-oriented direction.

"I could have written a track such as 'Let The Silence Talk' back in 1988 during our 'In Your Face' period, whereas listening to 'Rough Ride Rallye' and 'When Colors Break The Grey' for the first time may have you think: Oops, what's all this about," Lenny confesses, knowing fully well that it's precisely those opposite poles which make "Outlier" a very special album. Especially since "one song by itself cannot reflect the character of a whole album. To understand this record, you have to take time and become one with those compositions, some of which are extremely diverse."

"Outlier" is well worth the effort, especially in view of the album's deep lyrical content. As ever, Lenny's lyrics are personal snapshots straight from his soul, touching on autobiographical subjects on "Don't Want You To Wait" and documenting — for example on "God Does Not Sing Our Song" and "Skip The Cover And Feel" — an attitude which is as fierce as ever and deeply rooted in Lenny Wolf. He has also consciously chosen the album title in line with this: "The term 'Outlier' suits me to a tee. It symbolizes my whole personality, the musical media I work with, the story of my life."

"Outlier" was recorded at Wolf's own Hamburg studio, the Two Square Noise Factory. With the exception of the solo guitar parts contributed by Eric Förster, all instruments were recorded by the KINGDOM COME boss himself. In addition, Wolf produced, engineered, mixed and mastered his new album.

"Eighteen months of struggle and madness lie behind me, a period which saw me go through the usual alternating bath of euphoria and doubt," he says. "As an artist, you can never be quite sure just what you've cooked up, but I happen to be an idealist and simply have to keep embarking on new adventurous journeys. The path of predictability has never satisfied me."

"Outlier" is KINGDOM COME's first studio album featuring completely new material since the arrival of their 2009 release, "Magnified". The album is bound to provoke discussion, in every respect, which is precisely the intention Lenny has with his compositions: "I never write to please anybody, I simply stretch my means of expression as a musician as far as possible. Always in the hope that others will like the result."

Premiere\\ VOLBEAT: 'The Hangman's Body Count' Animated Video Released

An animated video for the song "The Hangman's Body Count" from Danish/American metal rock 'n' rollers VOLBEAT can be seen below. The track comes off the band's the fifth studio album, "Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies", which is likely to sell between 35,000 and 40,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to industry web site Hits Daily Double. The estimate was based on one-day sales reports compiled after the record arrived in stores on April 9 via Universal Republic

VOLBEAT has released the video for "Cape Of Our Hero", the first single from "Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies". The song has just hit rock radio, while the clip tells the story of a young man who looks back at his youth and remembers his father as the most heroic figure in his life. Guitarist/vocalist Michael Poulsen told The Pulse Of Radio that the song was very personal to him. "I lost my father four, five years ago and I believe that every man in this universe, you know, they have their heroes and most of us are looking at our dad as a big hero," he said. "And so, of course, I'm singing about a little boy who lost his father, and then at the same time he loses his belief in his superheroes."

Former ANTHRAX member Rob Caggiano, who was a producer on the new disc, recently joined the band as its new guitarist. He replaces guitarist Thomas Bredahl, who was given his walking papers in November 2011.

The new disc follows up 2010's "Beyond Hell/Above Heaven", which featured three No. 1 rock radio hits, "A Warrior's Call", "Still Counting" and "Heaven Nor Hell".

We Are All On Drugs \\ Ozzy Osbourne: cantor admite recaída no álcool e drogas

OZZY OSBOURNE confessou ter recaído no álcool e nas drogas por um ano e meio em uma postagem chocantemente aberta e pessoal em sua página oficial no Facebook.

A luta de Osbourne com o vício tem sido amplamente noticiada ao longo de sua carreira. O documentário ‘God Bless Ozzy Osbourne’, de 2011, dirigido por seu filho JACK, serviu primariamente como uma celebração do duramente conquistado estilo de vida sóbrio do cantor.
Eis a carta aberta de Ozzy na íntegra:

Durante o último ano e meio eu tenho bebido e usado drogas. Eu estava em um lugar muito sombrio e fui um cuzão com as pessoas que eu mais amo, minha família. Eu estou feliz por dizer que agora estou sóbrio há 44 dias. Só pra esclarecer, Sharon e eu não estamos nos divorciando. Eu só estou tentando ser uma pessoa melhor. Eu gostaria de me desculpar com Sharon, minha família, meus amigos e meus colegas de banda por meu comportamento insano durante esse período… e com meus fãs.
Deus abençoe,

Premiere\\ DANKO JONES: 'I Believed In God' Video Released

"I Believed In God", the new video from Canadian rockers DANKO JONES, can be seen below. The track comes off the band's latest album, "Rock And Roll Is Black And Blue", which was reissued on April 9 via iTunes. The re-release features an exclusive, brand new, unreleased track called "Crazy In Bed", which was recorded during the "Rock And Roll Is Black And Blue" sessions.

In addition to fronting one of the hardest working bands in the world and writing for the Huffington Post as well as several music magazines around the world alike, DANKO JONES frontman and namesake has also found the time to host a podcast with a growing popularity featuring an impressive set of guests.

DANKO JONES is currently touring North America on a sold-out tour with VOLBEAT on the back of scoring their biggest U.S. radio hit so far with "Just A Beautiful Day", which peaked at No. 26 on the Active Rock chart.

"Our tour with VOLBEAT across North America has been amazing, to say the least," stated Danko. "We're having a blast. The good dudes in VOLBEAT are treating us so well that it's feeling almost like a working vacation. Getting to go onstage with them every night is a thrill and a half!"

12 de abr. de 2013

Live N' Louder 2013 \\ Confira o cronograma de apresentações do festiva

Faltam menos de três dias para a volta do Live N Louder ao país, e os fãs do rock tem motivos de sobra para comemorar o retorno do festival. Com edições realizadas em 2005 e 2006, o evento foi o responsável pela vinda de importantes nomes da música mundial, entre eles Scorpions, David Lee Roth, 69 Eyes, Saxon, Primal Fear, Nightwish e muitos outros.

A edição 2013 de um dos melhores festivais de rock da América Latina, marca as comemorações da produtora Top Link Music, que neste ano completa 25 anos, sendo responsável pelas mais importantes turnês da música mundial no Brasil e em outros países latinos. Foi a produtora do empresário Paulo Baron, que trouxe nomes como Jerry Lee Lewis, Motorhead, Epica, Foreigner e centenas de ícones de diversos estilos musicais.

É hora de comemorar estes 25 anos e a música como um todo em grande estilo. É hora do Live N Louder! Sobem ao palco do Espaço das Américas, neste Domingo dia 14, as bandas Molly Hatchet, Metal Church, Sodom, Loudness e Angra. Encerrando a programação de shows, o Twisted Sister promete apresentar um show explosivo, recheado de hits e inesquecível.

O Live N Louder Rock Festival retorna com tudo para presentear o público com shows de algumas das bandas de maior expressão no universo rock. Uma mistura imperdível de estilos que foram precursores do que se ouve atualmente e que faz parte da história da música mundial.
Confira o horário de apresentação das bandas no festival:

Molly Hatchet -17h30 - 18h20
Sodom -18h35 - 19h25
Loudness -19h40 - 20h30
Metal Church -20h45 - 21h35
Angra -21h50 - 22h30
Twisted Sister -22h50 - 00h20

Chegou o momento de clamar I WANNA ROCK! Chegou o momento do Live N Louder!
Local: Espaço das Américas
Endereço: R. Tagipuru, 795, Barra Funda - São Paulo, 01156-000
Data: 14/04/2013, domingo
Horário de início do show: 17h40
Duração: 6h00 (aproximadamente)
Abertura da casa: 16h
Informações e compra de ingressos:

Camarote Limitado R$ 500,00 – meia entrada R$ 250,00
Pista 1º Lote R$ 300,00 – meia entrada R$ 150,00
Bilheteria oficial SEM taxa de conveniência:
Espaço das Américas: Rua Tagipuru, 795 – Barra Funda
Funcionamento: de segunda a quarta (das 10h00 às 19h00), e de quinta a sábado (das 11h00 às 19h00).
Formas de Pagamento: cartões de crédito, débito e dinheiro
Vendas Online: www.ticket360.com.br
Call center Ticket360: (11) 2027-0777
Estacionamento: anexo ao local
Área para fumante: sim
Acesso para deficientes: sim
Estacionamento no local: sim
Censura: 18 anos

11 de abr. de 2013

Souvenirs\\ METALLICA Pinball Machine: More Details Revealed

Stern Pinball, Inc., the world's leading maker of real pinball games and the AAMA 2012 Manufacturer Of The Year, has announced the availability of the METALLICA pinball game. The newest addition to the iconic Stern collection of rock and roll machines honors one of the world's foremost rock bands. METALLICA's notoriously fast tempos and aggressive musicianship sets the tone for an exciting player experience.

Players will be able to bang their heads and their flippers to 12 classic METALLICA hits, including "Master Of Puppets", "One" and "Fade To Black". Other action-packed game features include an electric chair, snake, grave marker and unparalleled magnetic action.

"We are proud to release our newest music-themed game designed to capture the raw, rebellious nature of METALLICA," said Gary Stern, Chairman and CEO of Stern Pinball, Inc.

Says METALLICA: "After years of playing on Kirk's [Hammett, METALLICA guitarist] machines at [the band's headquarters in San Rafael, California], we jumped at the idea when Stern Pinball came to us with some designs and ideas some time ago. Features will include an electric chair, snake, grave markers and lots of other bells and whistles along with art by our friend Dirty Donny."

The METALLICA game continues both the Stern Pinball and the Stern family tradition of producing quality pinball machines for young and old. The company traces its lineage to Philadelphia in the 1930s when Sam Stern entered the business of operating pinball games. Sam Stern subsequently became part owner and president of Williams Manufacturing, a pioneer in the pinball industry, and passed his lifelong enthusiasm for the game and the business of pinball to his son Gary Stern, who founded Stern Pinball. Today pinball remains one of America's favorite pastimes.

Entrevista\\ Helloween: qual a formação clássica para Michael Weikath

Marko Syrjala, do site Metal-Rules.com, divulgou uma nova entrevista com o guitarrista do HELLOWEEN, Michael Weikath. Confira um trecho da conversa:

Syrjala: Em sua opinião, qual a formação clássica do HELLOWEEN?
Michael Weikath: A formação clássica é aquela com Michael Kiske e Ingo (Schwichtenberg, bateria) e (Kai) Hansen. Foi uma época... é algo que o tempo superou. Agora estamos no presente, e é o que fazemos para ter uma boa vida e tudo mais. Sabe como é, a nova formação tem suas vantagens e a antiga, clássica, tem suas desvantagens. Na verdade não foi uma vida fácil. Quer dizer, você ouve as críticas sobre mim e que tipo de cuzão e ditador eu fui e coisas do tipo... e as pessoas que dizem isso, eles vão perceber que não é verdade se pararem para pensar. Eles sabem o que estava acontecendo naquela época e é realmente mais fácil colocar a culpa só em mim.

Syrjala: Sim, mas cada um tem a própria versão da história.
Michael Weikath: Poderia ter sido tudo tão legal, não fosse pelos malditos ciclistas em volta, e poderia ter sido tudo tão legal se eu não tivesse ficado ao redor, porque daí eu não teria que ter tido toda aquela briga que rolou. Para mim, o que conta é que você tem uma grande performance, que funciona e dá resultado e é assistida pelas pessoas como algo importante ou grandioso ou algo assim, e isso é indispensável. Porque você pode formar várias bandas que não chegam a ser necessárias. Daí você vai e diz 'hmm' ou coisa do tipo.

Syrjala: Eu arriscaria perguntar como é sua relação com Roland Grapow [ex-guitarrista do HELLOWEEN] atualmente?
Michael Weikath: Nenhuma.

Premiere\\ HATRIOT: 'And Your Children To Be Damned' Video Released

HATRIOT, the new San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal band led by former EXODUS and LEGACY (pre-TESTAMENT) frontman Steve "Zetro" Souza, filmed a video for the song "And Your Children To Be Damned" on March 10 at Arlene Francis Center in Santa Rosa, California. The clip — whih was directed by Mike Sloat (MACHINE HEAD, TESTAMENT), can be seen below.

"And Your Children To Be Damned" was written about Countess Bathory, a countess from the renowned Báthory family of nobility in the Kingdom of Hungary, who has been labeled the most prolific female serial killer in history, although the number of murders is debated.

Several photos from the video shoot can be seen below (all pictures courtesy of Walter Morgan).

"And Your Children To Be Damned" comes off HATRIOT's debut album, "Heroes Of Origin", which was released on January 25 via Germany's Massacre Records. The CD was recorded with producer Juan Urteaga (MACHINE HEAD, EXODUS, TESTAMENT) and features guest appearances BY TESTAMENT 's Chuck Billy and MACHINE HEAD's Phil Demmel . The cover artwork, which can be seen below, was created by Mark DeVito, who has previously worked with MOTÖRHEAD and ANVIL CHORUS, among others.

"Heroes Of Origin" track listing:

01. Suicide Run
02. Weapons Of Class Destruction
03. Murder American Style
04. Blood Stained Wings
05. The Violent Time Of My Dark Passenger
06. Globicidal
07. And Your Children To Be Damned
08. The Mechanics Of Annihilation
09. Shadows Of The Buried
10. Heroes Of Origin

The entire album can now be streamed using the SoundCloud player below.

HATRIOT's drummer is none other than Steve's son, Nicholas Souza. Nicholas auditioned for the band after the departure of Alex Bent and "proved himself to be the best choice," according to Steve.

HATRIOT's lineup also includes Zetro's son Cody, who got his first bass as a present from his father after Zetro bought it off current EXODUS bassist Jack Gibson. "I told him," Zetro said in a recent interview with Metalholic.com, "'You have to try out [for the bassist position in HATRIOT if you want to be in the band]. There's no nepotism here, boy. If you can hang, you're on.' So he actually tried out, and he got the gig."

Regarding HATRIOT's musical direction, Zetro said, "It's in the vein of typical Bay Area thrash, but these guys are a lot younger, so there's gonna be some blast-beats in there. There's gonna be some kind of death [metal] approach to it, a little bit. 'Cause these guys are new. They're raw, and they're fast, young, heavy, hard and aggressive, and I'm trying to convey that along as well."

He added, "These new kids seem to understand what we did in the '80s, but still bring a little bit of a new essence to it. We put that together with what I write vocally and it's turned out to be really, really killer. It's good stuff."

Asked why he thinks thrash metal has enjoyed something of a revival in more recent years, Zetro told Über Röck, "You know, I get asked this a lot, and I think it is because the first wave of thrash came and went so fast. I mean, it started in the mid-'80s and was gone by 1991 or so. The older bands still have something to say, and I feel that's why they are still able to put out great music so many years later. Now the fans that were young kids back then have bands of their own, so these new bands are naturally influenced by the old sound and it has come full circle. Of course, with technology and things like they are today, it is a totally different ballgame when it comes to marketing the music. I don't know that there will ever be another band as big as the 'Big Four' or anything, because the business structure just isn't there anymore, but it is really cool to see these new bands carrying the torch of what we helped invent back in the old scene."


Steve "Zetro" Souza - Vocals
Kosta Varvatakis - Guitar
Miguel Esparza - Guitar
Nicholas Souza - Drums
Cody Souza - Bass

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