REACH to Release Debut EP Patterns in Static August 13th

 

 

Artwork and Tracklisting Revealed

New Jersey, alt-rock outfit REACH is set to release it’s first EP, Patterns in Static. Born out of the ashes of the progressive, Boy Meets Machine, this new band delivers a unique sonic assault.   REACH features vocalist/bassist, Joel Monet, lead guitarist, Christian Colabelli, rhythm guitarist, Steve Swain, and drummer, Joe Nivare.  

 

Today the band has unveiled the artwork and tracklisting for Patterns in Static  The artwork was created by John Bryan of Revolution Dream.

 

Patterns in Static twists elements of metal, prog-rock, fusion, punk, and alternative with an unmistakable pop-sensibility. Songs like “yungPunx” and “Caveman” bludgeon the listener with punishing guitars, and bring forth an old school punk vibe laced with modern harmonic ideas.

 

Monet soars over a wall of sound to create infectious choruses throughout Patterns in Static.  Daniel Bernath, of the German metal band, Syqem was recruited to post-produce and mix “Pins and Needles,” the most atmospheric song of the litter. Fans of Syqem will immediately recognize Bernath’s deft touch. 

 

Reach will be playing shows throughout the northeast in support of the release of “Patterns in Static.”

 

Patterns in Static Tracklisting:

1.     yuNgPunX

2.     The Artificial

3.     Caveman

4.     Pins and Needles

5.     Faith.

SYSTEM OF A DOWN Drummer: 'We'll Have A New Album' Out Next Time We Play In L.A.

ImageSYSTEM OF A DOWN drummer John Dolmayan announced at the conclusion of the band’s concert last night (Monday, July 29) at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California that the group’s next appearance at the venue will be to promote a new studio CD.

“Next time we come back here, we’ll have a new fucking album!”Dolmayan told the crowd after the final song of SYSTEM OF A DOWN‘s set, “Sugar”.

Back in May, SYSTEM OF A DOWN bassist Shavo Odadjian posted a series of statements at his Facebook page in which he directly blamed singer Serj Tankian for the band’s continued lack of new music, saying that the vocalist was holding the group back. 

Odadjian hinted that he would be happy to work with a new singer, saying, “I’m ready to release (a new album) with someone who wants to be the singer of SYSTEM, not someone we have to beg to be a part ofSYSTEM!”

Odadjian added, “No diss to Serj . . . If he wants to be in the band, then he’s welcome but if he’s not? What do you expect us three to do??”

SYSTEM OF A DOWN released a statement shortly after Odadjian made his remarks, saying, “Shavo posted a few statements on his personalFacebook page that do not reflect the sentiments of SYSTEM OF A DOWN as a collective band. These were misleading statements that were made during a temporary state of bad judgment on his part alone.”

As for a new album, the statement from the band said, “Although we have not agreed on a timetable for a new album, we all believe that having the four of us do it together is the way to be true to the band and our fans.”

Two weeks after Odadjian blamed Serj for holding the group back from making new music, Tankian himself spoke out — and more or less confirmed what Odadjian said. Asked about the chances of a newSYSTEM record, Tankian told ARTISTdirect, “A new record requires three years. It’s not something I can do right now. When I can commit to a three-year album cycle, I’ll be down to do it.” He added, “I can’t write a forced record. It’s like romancing someone at a time you don’t want to be romantic. It’s not even a choice.”

Although Tankian did not address Odadjian‘s statements directly, he said, “You can’t do it on anyone else’s timeframe. You can’t take orders. We’re not making pizza.”

Nevertheless, Tankian expressed no ill will toward his bandmates at all, saying, “First and foremost, they’re my partners and friends I’ve created this music and career with over these years. I’m still very thankful. To me, it’s what I’ve done. It’s where I’ve come in. It’s something I enjoy doing.”

Tankian has just released two albums through his Serjical Strike Records“Orca”Tankian‘s first true symphony, arrived on June 25, while July 23 saw the release of a collaborative jazz-inspired disc called“Jazz-iz Christ”.

SYSTEM OF A DOWN will tour Europe throughout the month of August. After that, Tankian will launch a series of solo orchestral tour dates on September 19 in Kiev, Ukraine.

DEVILDRIVER Debut New Song on Loudwire!

 

New Album Winter Kills Available August 27th in North America

DEVILDRIVER will be releasing their sixth studio album Winter Kills August 27th via Napalm Records.  Winter Kills is available in four configurations including a Deluxe Digibook with CD (including two bonus tracks: “Shudder” and “Back Down to the Grave”) and Live DVD (Featuring 45 minutes of live raw DEVILDRIVER power. No studio over dubs at all just the band at their best and includes fan favorites “Clouds over California” and “The Wretched”), standard CD version, digital version and for the first time in DEVILDRIVER history, a 2LP Gatefold edition. 

 

Today DEVILDRIVER has teamed up with Loudwire to present another new song from Winter Kills.  The song entitled “The Appetite” can be heard exclusively HERE.

 

In support of their new release Winter Kills California Groove Metallers, DEVILDRIVER will be hitting the road this fall on a co-headlining tour with Trivium.  Support on the tour will come from After the Burial and Sylosis.  Everything kicks off in Boise, ID on September 12th and rolls through October 17th in San Diego, CA

 

Winter Kills is now available for pre-order on iTunes.  Pre-ordering the album entitles you to an instant grat track download of “Ruthless”.  The album can also be pre-ordered on Amazon

 

A lyric video for the first single “Ruthless” is available for viewing HERE.

 

The band recorded the album in Florida at Audio Hammer Studios and vocals in Los Angeles, CA at Dez’s home studio with Mark Lewis (Black Dahlia Murder, Whitechapel, All That Remains) handling production duties.  DEVILDRIVER has worked with Lewis previously on “Beast” and “The Last Kind Words” and producer Mark Lewis’s prolific leadership of the new school of metal has yet again helped DEVILDRIVER deliver another Epic heavy Metal record.  This record melds what the band does best. In your face power as well as the California Groove sound the band pioneered.

 

DEVILDRIVER has always been a band on a three-pronged mission: Work hard, rock harder, and kick as many asses as possible in the process. The band tours forever and has since its beginnings. Their live performances and circle pits are as legendary as their music.

DevilDriver with Trivium, After the Burial and Sylosis:

9/12: Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory

9/13: Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory

9/14: Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom

9/16: Calgary, AB @ Macewan Ballroom

9/17: Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall

9/18: Saskatoon, SK @ Odeon

9/19: Winnipeg, MB @ Garrick

9/21: Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue

9/23: Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall

9/24: Toronto, ON @ Phoenix

9/25: Montreal, QC @ Corona

9/27: New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater

9/28: Boston, MA @ House of Blues

9/29: New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place

9/30: Philadelphia, PA @ Theater of the Living Arts

10/2: Silver Springs, MD @ Fillmore

10/3: Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues

10/4: Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE

10/5: Detroit, MI @ Harpos

10/7: Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore

10/8: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade

10/10: Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom

10/11: Wichita, KS @ The Cotillion

10/12: Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall

10/13: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater

10/15: San Francisco, CA @ Regency

10/16: Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues

10/17: San Diego, CA @ SOMA

Sharon Osbourne working on Ozzy biopic

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Ozzy Osbourne’s wife is looking to bring the rocker’s life to the big screen.  Sharon Osbourne tells The Daily Beast she’s already lined up a script writer, and she’s hoping to “secure a deal and go ahead” with the project. 

Sharon emphasizes that she’s not creating a documentary but “a movie.”  She explains that the film will focus on Ozzy’s life in the 1970s and ’80s, because “you can’t cover a whole life in one movie.” 

And fans shouldn’t expect the film to feature an all-star cast.  Sharon says she wants unknown actors for the movie, because it’s “really very hard to play people who are still alive.”  She adds that the Ozzy movie will be her “final thing,” and that it’s the last project she’s aspiring to complete. 

SAMMY HAGAR To Perform New Single On 'The Tonight Show With Jay Leno'

ImageSammy Hagar (CHICKENFOOTVAN HALENMONTROSE) and his bandTHE WABORITAS will perform on “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” on Thursday, August 1. Hagar says: “[We’re] going to play the new single,‘Knockdown Dragout’, and have something special planned for the second verse. See if you can spot it and figure out what it means!”

“The Tonight Show” airs on NBC TV at 11:35 p.m. EST. Check local listings for details.

Hagar enlisted three legendary musicians — Toby KeithMickey Hartand Taj Mahal — to round out the final three tracks on his first-ever rock collaborations album: “Sammy Hagar And Friends”. The highly anticipated effort is set for release by Frontiers Records on September 24 in North America, September 29 in the U.K., and September 27 in the rest of Europe, and will be preceded by the CD’s first single and video for the high-voltage track “Knockdown Dragout” featuring Kid RockJoe Satriani and Denny Carmassi

In addition to the 10-track standard edition album, fans will also have an opportunity to purchase a deluxe edition of “Sammy Hagar And Friends”, packaged in a high-gloss digipak. The deluxe CD/DVD package includes an exclusive bonus audio track, “Space Station #5”, recorded live at the Ronnie Montrose Tribute Concert held on April 29, 2012 in San Francisco, as well as the “making-of” album documentary which includes bonus video of the first single “Knockdown Dragout”, and more.

“Sammy Hagar And Friends” track listing: 

01. Winding Down (with Taj Mahal)
02. Not Going Down (with Bill Church & Denny Carmassi)
03. Personal Jesus (with Neal Schon, Michael Anthony & Chad Smith)
04. Father Sun (with Denny Carmassi & Aaron Hagar)
05. Knockdown Dragout (with Kid Rock, Joe Satriani, Denny Carmassi)
06. Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man (with David Lauser, Mona Gnader & Vic Johnson) 
07. Bad On Fords and Chevrolets (with Ronnie Dunn, David Lauser, Mona Gnader & Vic Johnson)
08. Margaritaville (with Toby Keith)
09. All We Need Is An Island (with Nancy Wilson & Mickey Hart)
10. Going Down (with Neal Schon, Michael Anthony & Chad Smith) 
11. Space Station #5 (with Denny Carmassi, Bill Church, Joe Satriani) (Live from Ronnie Montrose Tribute * Exclusively available on Deluxe Edition CD)

From new originals like “Knockdown Dragout” with Kid Rock“Bad On Fords And Chevrolets” with Ronnie Dunn“All We Need Is An Island”with Nancy Wilson“Going Down” with Neal SchonMichael Anthonyand Chad Smith, and “Father Sun”, a duet with his son Aaron Hagar — to reimagined covers of classics like BOB SEGER‘s “Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man” and DEPECHE MODE‘s “Personal Jesus” — Hagar has masterfully assembled an album that delves into rock, country, blues and pop.“Sammy Hagar And Friends” is Hagar‘s first solo album since 2008. Full details, including a complete artist list, cover art, track listing and presale information will be announced shortly.

The release of “Sammy Hagar And Friends” will follow on the heels of his “Four Decades of Rock” summer tour which kicks off July 26 in Tucson and wraps September 7 in his hometown of San Francisco. The 14-city tour celebrates Hagar‘s arsenal of hits from his career-spanning success as a solo artist, songwriter and frontman for VAN HALEN,MONTROSE and CHICKENFOOT. The tour, which features Hagar and his band, THE WABOS, will also see influential bandmates from his career, including Michael AnthonyDenny CarmassiBill Church and more joining him on select dates. Hagar and his lineup of guest stars will take fans on a hit-filled retrospective from the Red Rocker’s prolific career. Fans can also expect some surprise “friends” to join Hagar on stage for a sneak peek of tracks from the new album.

METALLICA: 'Through The Never (Music From The Motion Picture)' To Be Released In September

ImageMETALLICA has revealed the details of “Metallica Through The Never (Music From The Motion Picture)”, the soundtrack companion to the forthcoming groundbreaking 3D feature film “Metallica Through The Never”. The two-disc CD set will be released on the band’s own record label Blackened Recordings on September 24 and highlights last year’s career spanning sets at Rexall Place in Edmonton and Rogers Arena in Vancouver, where the band filmed all performance footage featured in the film. The soundtrack is available for digital pre-order tonight at midnight EST and both the CD and digital album will be available at all retailers. There will also be a vinyl edition of the soundtrack album available in both 33 1/3RPM and special limited numbered 45RPM versions later in the fall. 

“Let’s hear it for the old-school soundtrack!” said METALLICA‘s Lars Ulrich. Not only are we beyond psyched about our movie coming your way shortly, but the fact that we get to share the music directly in all these formats is way fuckin’ cool.”

“Metallica Through The Never” stars METALLICA, one of the most popular, influential rock bands in history. In this music-driven, 3D motion picture event, award-winning filmmaker Nimród Antal immerses audiences in a bracing, raw and visceral cinematic experience with spectacular live performance footage of METALLICA‘s most iconic songs — created exclusively for film — combined with a bold, narrative story featuring imagery drawn from the band’s trailblazing iconography. Dane DeHaanportrays Trip, a young roadie sent on an urgent mission, duringMETALLICA‘s roaring live set in front of a sold-out arena. The film features dazzling pyrotechnics, the most elaborate live-performance stage ever built and state-of-the-art 3-D photography, captured using up to 24 cameras simultaneously. 

Picturehouse will release in North America on September 27 exclusively in over 300 IMAX 3D Theatres, and will expand into additional theaters on October 4. 

“Metallica Through The Never (Music From The Motion Picture)” track listing:

Disc 1

01. The Ecstasy Of Gold 
02. Creeping Death 
03. For Whom The Bell Tolls 
04. Fuel 
05. Ride The Lightning 
06. One 
07. The Memory Remains 
08. Wherever I May Roam 
09. Cyanide 
10. …And Justice For All 

Disc 2

01. Master Of Puppets 
02. Battery 
03. Nothing Else Matters 
04. Enter Sandman 
05. Hit The Lights 
06. Orion

ROB ZOMBIE Has No Interest In WHITE ZOMBIE Reunion

On July 27, Sami Jarroush of the Rock It Out! Blog and Consequence Of Sound conducted an interview with Rob Zombie at the Tinley Park, Illinois stop of this summer’s Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem FestivalImage

Asked if there was any chance of a WHITE ZOMBIE reunion in the future,Rob said: “No. We did it, and it’s done. And it wouldn’t be good. That’s the thing. I mean, a lot of people forget, because they went to see WHITE ZOMBIE and they were 15 years old and it was their first concert and everybody in WHITE ZOMBIE was, like, 23 years old. They’re no longer 15 and they’re gonna come to the concert at 40 and look at WHITE ZOMBIE, who are all gonna be 50, and go, ‘This sucks now.’ I mean, they forget that time marched on and changed. So I don’t wanna come back and do it again just so that it can be inferior.”

He continued: “WHITE ZOMBIE stopped at the height of our career — we had a triple-platinum record and we just did our huge, sold-out arena tour everywhere and then we stopped, and that’s the best way to leave it.”

Rob also offered his opinion on the countless rock and metal acts who have reunited in recent years. He said: “Most of the time — I’m not gonna lie; I never like to lie about stuff — everybody does everything for money. You know, bands that can’t stand each other, hate each other’s guts, get back together ’cause they can make more money that way. And that’s not a good reason to do it. I mean, I like the band I have now; we’re all friends. To get back with a bunch of people that I literally haven’t even spoken to in 20 years to go do a run for a bunch of money, I just think that’s a big lie and I’m just not into it.”

He added: “In ’99, when I saw BLACK SABBATH reunite for the first time with all four original members, it was great. I mean, they sounded great, they looked great; it was wonderful. I mean, I haven’t seen them on this tour, but… So, it’s not that it can’t work. But it’s all up to the individual band to see what they’re gonna do.”

Back in December 2008, WHITE ZOMBIE‘s 4-CD/1-DVD box set, “Let Sleeping Corpses Lie” (Geffen/UMe), sold 2,500 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Released on November 25, 2008, the CDs bring together for the first time all 64 original studio recordings released by the band led by Rob Zombieduring its 1985-1996 career. The DVD offers nine music videos, 10 live performances, and some hidden gems.

WHITE ZOMBIE officially disbanded in 1998 after the release of the“Hellbilly Deluxe”, the triple platinum solo debut for Rob Zombie, who has since enjoyed continued success both on record and as a film director with his vision of the dark side.

Zombie‘s fifth solo album, “Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor”, was released in April and entered the Billboard album chart at No. 7 with first-week sales of 34,000 copies.

SEBASTIAN BACH Working On 'Balls-Out, Kick-Ass Rock 'N' Roll' New Album

ImageFormer SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach is currently in the studio working on his next album with producer Bob Marlette (BLACK SABBATH,ALICE COOPER), who helmed the singer’s last solo CD, 2011’s “Kicking & Screaming”

Comments Bach: “Well, I am happy to say we have spent the last two days in studio and we know exactly what to do with this new record. It is going to be balls-out, kick-ass rock ‘n’ roll with tons of vocal histrionics and harmonies especially. That is what I am hearing so far on this record. 

“I am going to really concentrate on harmonies and pushing my voice to the maximum you have ever heard it pushed. The riffs are crazy and cool and we have 13 or so songs so we are right on track and we know exactly what to do to kick your ass into 2014! 

“We are into it! And get ready for new Bach rock coming your way soon! Thanks to Devin Bronson and Bob Marlette who are really making it happen!”

Bach‘s next solo CD, which is tentatively due in early 2014 via Frontiers Records, is expected to feature contributions from Steve Stevens(BILLY IDOL) and Los Angeles-based guitarist Jeff George, who previously played with ASKING ALEXANDRIA‘s lead vocalist Danny Worsnop. Making a guest appearance on the album will also be bassistDuff McKagan (DUFF MCKAGAN’S LOADEDVELVET REVOLVERGUNS N’ ROSES).

Bach‘s brand new CD/DVD package, “ABachalypse Now”, was released in North America on March 26 via Frontiers Records. The “ABachalypse Now” Ultimate CD/DVD Edition includes never-before-seen footage from last year’s Graspop Metal Meeting festival in Dessel, Belgium, the full never-before-seen Hellfest set from France and the fully-remixed and remastered Nokia show from Los Angeles (originally broadcast on AXS TV), as well as bonus music videos. The DVD contains a running time of nearly 160 minutes. “ABachalypse Now” was made available in two configurations: the Ultimate CD/DVD Edition (2 CDs + DVD) and a standalone DVD.

CILVER: 'In My Head' Video Featuring GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist BUMBLEFOOT Posted Online

ImageGUNS N’ ROSES guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal makes a guest appearance in the track “In My Head” from New York-based, female-fronted rockers CILVER. The official video for the song, which is available on Amazon, can be seen below.

‘In My Head’ is the reaction to the pressure you feel from a society that strives to hide its imperfections,” CILVER‘s Uliana Preotu tells Revolvermagazine. “We all think about smashing and burning all the things around us that make us feel ugly, fake or second class. It’s easy to feel like that when everything is photoshopped, scripted or perfect. That’s not life. That’s not rock and roll.”

CILVER features in its ranks former ME TALK PRETTY members Uliana Preotu (lead vocals), Leon Lyazidi (guitar, keyboards) and Guerin Blask(drums). They were recently joined by guitarist Gerry Soman (DIFFUSER,THE PENNYROYALS) and bass player Josh Pillbox (THE RECKLESS SONSMIKE DEL RIONATURE OF CITY).

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KORN's New Album "The Paradigm Shift" Cover Artwork and Track Listing Revealed

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Nu-metal pioneers Korn have now revealed the album artwork and track-list of their upcoming 11th studio album, titled “The Paradigm Shift”. Releasing on October 1, it will also be the first album to feature original guitarist Brian ‘Head’ Welch since the band’s 2003 album “Take A Look In The Mirror”.
Welch told The Pulse Of Radio how it felt to be back in the studio with Korn again. He said, “You know, all this stuff came in the perfect time and I knew it was meant to be because it was so smooth, everything fell into place, and then when we started writing, everything started falling into place better,” he said. “So it was just so awesome, dude, and even from when we started writing to this day right now, there’s been nothing, no negative anything at all.”
Welch also explained a little bit about the new album to Rolling Stone, saying it has, “the old KORN vibe, but with a new twist . . . The end product is a really good mix of old KORN mixed with some new elements. It’s got a fresh new KORN 2013 sound.”
“The Paradigm Shift” Track Listing :-
01. Prey For Me
02. Love & Meth
03. What We Do
04. Spike In My Veins
05. Mass Hysteria
06. Paranoid And Aroused
07. Never Never
08. Punishment Time
09. Lullaby For A Sadist
10. Victimized
11. It’s All Wrong
12. Wish I Wasn’t Born Today (bonus track on deluxe edition)
13. Tell Me What You Want (bonus track on deluxe edition)