THE LOW FREQUENCY IN STEREO Sign Worldwide Recording Deal with Long Branch Records/SPV


Norwegian independent band The Low Frequency In Stereo have signed a worldwide recording deal with Long Branch Records/SPV. The yet untitled album is set to be released in Fall 2013.


Manuel Schönfeld, A&R Long Branch Records/SPV: “I’m excited to work with The Low Frequency In Stereo. Their unique sound and the constant musical development have led them to be one of today’s most innovative Scandinavian rock bands.”


Praised by the likes of David Fricke (Rolling Stone Magazine) and Michael Stipe (R.E.M) The Low Frequency In Stereo follow up their artistic triumph of the last album Futuro. The fifth incarnation of the band manifests the second consecutive collaboration with Norwegian producer Jørgen Træen (Motorpsycho, Jaga Jazzist, Kaizers Orchestra).


“We feel ready to make our new ‘debut’ and are aiming at making a masterpiece of a record. The vibe’s good and the rehearsals have never been as explosive and creative as they are now”, says bassist and spokesperson in the band – Per Steinar Lie.


Founded in 2001 in Haugesund on the westcoast of Norway the band has been called the band with one foot in Pompeii and one in space. They have developed from being a searching instrumental lo-fi-post-rock band that Pitchfork dubbed “Psych-Garage Dronemeisters” to a fullblown, focused and fresh sounding rock ensemble with great songs and a mix of dark atmospheres and catchy choruses.



“The music is a mixture of the long solo elements in ‘the Doors’, set to the raptide of Joy Division`s ‘transmission’ with the surf guitar twang of Dick Dale. They are the Coolest Rulers from Scandinavia!” David Fricke, Rolling Stone Magazine



LIVE 2013

09/08 – Øya Festival, Oslo NO

05/10 – Høvleriet, Haugesund NO

16/10 – Cafe Stift, Lillehammer NO

17/10 – Blå, Oslo NO

18/10 – Supa, Trondheim NO

24/10 – Tou Scene, Stavanger NO

25/10 – Landmark, Bergen NO

04/11 – Blue Shell, Köln DE

05/11 – Hafen 2, Offenbach DE

07/11 – Privatclub, Berlin DE

08/11 – Beatpol, Dresden DE

09/11 – Projekt 7, Magdeburg DE


Line Up

Per Steinar Lie: bass, organ, voice, guitars

Ørjan Haaland: drums, percussion, organ, voice

Hanne Andersen: organ, percussion, trumpet, voice, guitars

Njål Clementsen: guitars, organ, piano, voice

Linn Frøkedal: organ, voice


Previous Albums

The Low Frequency In Stereo (2002)

Travelling Ants Who Got Eaten By Moskus (2004)

The Last Temptation Of… (2006)

Futuro (2009)


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THE ANSWER Premiere XXX Version of "Spectacular" Video on Artist Direct!



New Album New Horizon Available October 1st in North America on Napalm Records


THE ANSWER are set to return in 2013 with a new studio album New Horizon on October 1st.  Recently the band completed work on a video for the first single from New Horizon “Spectacular”.  The video will be released in both a XXX NSFW for work version and of course a family-friendly clean version.  Today the band has teamed up with Artist Direct for an exclusive premiere of the XXX version of the “Spectacular” video.  Get a first look HERE.




Keeping the beacon of Irish rock music well and truly alight, THE ANSWER have consistently delivered commercial, and critically acclaimed albums. The band have toured the world extensively, proving themselves to be an incendiary live act – spending almost two years as main support to AC/DC and playing to over 2 million people, performing festivals across the globe and also supporting the likes of The Rolling Stones, Whitesnake and Wolfmother as well as countless headline tours.




Since their third studio album in late 2011, the band instigated a major shakeup in their circumstances and with new management, live booking agents and with new record label on board, late 2012 saw them enter the studio with ex Little Angels vocalist Toby Jepson at the production helm. The new record, “New Horizon” will be their fourth studio album and with mixes from rock icon Mike Fraser (AC/DC, Metallica), it will be released on October 1st in North America through label Napalm Records GmbH in multiple formats.




REVOCATION New Album Out Today Metallica Cover of "Dyer's Eve" Streaming at


Today, the highly anticipated self-titled 4th full-length album from Boston Metallers REVOCATION has been released on Relapse Records.  This is the first release to feature new bassist Brett Bamberger.  The artwork was created by Orion Landau (Dying Fetus, Obscura, Nile).

The Deluxe CD and LP contain an exclusive bonus track, a cover of the Metallica classic “Dyer’s Eve”.  Today the online home of Revolver Magazine is hosting an exclusive premiere of Revocation’s ripping rendition of this Metallica classic.  Check it out HERE.

REVOCATION‘s new album is streaming in full on their bandcamp page.

The album is now available for order in exclusive bundle packages at The Relapse Records Online Store.  The album is available in a deluxe CD, standard CD, 2xLP and Digital Formats. The album can be ordered on iTunes at×78 


The band recently completed work on a video for “Invidious”.  The video was shot by David Brodsky (Municipal Waste, Whitechapel, Kylesa) at a sold out hometown show.  The video will receive its premiere in the coming weeks.

REVOCATION are taking part in this year’s Summer Slaughter Tour, alongside the likes of Dillinger Escape Plan, Cattle Decapitation and others. In addition to the Summer Slaughter dates, the band has announced a handful of headline shows immediately following the tour.  All dates are listed below.

Following the Summer Slaughter, REVOCATION will head to Europe this fall on tour with The Black Dahlia Murder and Aborted.  The tour kicks off September 18th and runs through October 10th.  A complete list of dates can be found below.

REVOCATION is available for interviews upon request. To speak with the band, please contact the relevant publicity contact listed below. Updated REVOCATION news and tour information will be made available at the Relapse Records website, the REVOCATION Facebook page.

REVOCATION Tracklisting:

1.     The Hive

2.     Scattering the Flock

3.     Arch Fiend

4.     Numbing Agents

5.     Fracked

6.     The Gift You Gave

7.     Invidious

8.     Spastic

9.     Entombed By Wealth

10.  A Visitation


***THE SUMMER SLAUGHTER TOUR. All Dates from July 19 – Aug 16 with/ The Dillinger Escape Plan, Animals as Leaders, Periphery, Norma Jean, Cattle Decapitation, The Ocean, Revocation, Aeon, Rings of Saturn, Thy Art is Murder***

8/07-New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater

8/08-Toronto, ON @ The Sound Academy

8/09-Montreal, QC @ Metropolis

8/10-Albany, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall

8/11-Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre (NO DEP)

8/12-Chicago, IL @ House of Blues

8/13-Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave

8/14-Minneapolis, MN @ Station 4

8/16-Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre

8/17-Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex

8/18 – Caldwell, ID @ The Venue *Headline Show*

8/19-Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO

8/20-Portland, OR @ Roseland Ballroom

REVOCATION Headline Dates

8/21 Richland, WA @ Ray’s Golden Lion

8/22 Spokane, WA @ The Center

8/23 Billings, MT @ Railyard

8/24 Cheyenne, WY @ Ernie November Record Store

8/25 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews

8/26 Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups


***European Tour with The Black Dahlia Murder and Aborted***

9/18-Bochum GER @ Matrix  

9/19-Paris  FR @ L’Empreinte   

9/20-London UK @ Islington Academy   

9/21-Manchester  UK @ NQ Live   

9/22-Glasgow UK  @ Cathouse          

9/24-Brussels  BE @ Magasin 4   

9/25-Enschede NLD @ Atak    

9/27-Stockholm SWE @ Klubben   

9/28-Gothenburg  SWE @ Sticky Fingers   

9/29-Oslo NOR @ John Dee   

9/30-Copenhagen  DK @ Lille Vega    

10/1-Berlin GER @ Magnet   

10/2-Hamburg GER @ Logo       

10/4-Munich GER @ Hansa 39  

10/5-Leipzig GER @ Conne Island  

10/6-Vienna AT @ Szene   

10/7-Milan IT @ Tunnel   

10/8-Solothurn SWI @ Kulturfabrik Kofmehl   

10/9-Stuttgart GER @ Stuttgart Universum   

10/10-Frankfurt GER @ Batschkapp

12/7-Santurce, Puerto Rico @ La Respuesta

“…this is meat-and-potatoes thrash metal–albeit, Wagyu steak and La Bonnotte potatoes.” –


“It’s a home-run, the kind of album that will get kids into metal and make metal fans high five. We can’t recommend it highly enough.” – MetalSucks

“Literally, this album has everything to make a metalhead like myself happy while also presenting a ton of original riffs and grooves that will no doubt bring in newcomers.” – New Noise Magazine (4/5)

“from the get-go they grab you by the throat.” 8/10 Outburn

Next Year's WACKEN OPEN AIR Is Already Sold Out


All 75,000 tickets to next year’s edition of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place July 31 – August 2, 2014 in Wacken, Germany, were sold in less than 48 hours.

Comment the festival organizers: “A dozen bands for the billing have been already announced including several special and exclusive shows as well as high-class acts. As every year, we have made every effort to provide a terrific billing! And the announcements won’t stop. During the Hamburg Metal Dayz (27th to 29th of September 2013) and our online Advent Calendar in December, we will at least confirm one band per day. Together we will turn the 25th anniversay of Wacken Open Air into a mega party!”

Confirmed acts so far:


Described as “the biggest heavy metal festival in the world,” this year’sWacken Open Air featured performances by over 100 acts, includingALICE COOPERDEEP PURPLE and MOTÖRHEAD.

All 75,000 tickets to this year’s Wacken Open Air were sold as of last September — a little more than a month after being made available. This marked the eighth time in a row that Wacken Open Air was sold out and it was at the time the event’s fastest sellout to date.

Around 30 percent travel from other countries to the festival, which over recent years has been growing in popularity.

RONNIE JAMES DIO's 'Apparition' Spotted At LAST IN LINE's First-Ever Concert


The brother of LAST IN LINE singer Andrew Freeman, who has previously fronted HURRICANE and LYNCH MOB, claims that an image believed to be an apparition of Ronnie James Dio made an appearance on the stage during LAST IN LINE‘s first-ever concert, which took place this past Saturday, August 3 at Slidebar in Fullerton, California. Raymond Freeman Jr. tells BLABBERMOUTH.NET, “I just came across it while looking at photos from the last gig. Call me crazy, but it somewhat apears to be Ronnie James Dio just above [LAST IN LINE guitarist] Vivian Campbell. Just weird… Ghost??? Weird lighting??? Not sure, but it’s there and pretty creepy.”

Raymond added on his Facebook page: “The moment Ronnie Dio came through this past weekend… Watch the video [see below]… Right whenVinny [AppiceLAST IN LINE drummer] goes too long on the snare fill… Look at my brother’s face… That’s Dio… channeling through my bro who I have now tagged Di’omen… Weird shit like this runs in my fam. Call me crazy.”

LAST IN LINE is the band featuring DEF LEPPARD/ex-DIO guitarist Vivian Campbell alongside fellow founding DIO members Vinny AppiceJimmy Bain and Claude Schnell, plus Andrew Freeman.

LAST IN LINE performs material from the early DIO records thatCampbell appeared on.

In a recent interview with Rock Guitar DailyVivian stated about people who are critical of his decision to perform the DIO material again after so many unpleasantries were exchanged between him and Ronnie James Dioover the years: “Why would anyone be against the LAST IN LINE idea? We wrote and recorded those songs, and we’d like to play them! That’s what it comes down to — the only issue being that Ronnie and I had a public spat.”

He continued: “I can hold my hand up and admit being wrong about saying some mean things about Ronnie, and I was also derogatory about the genre of music.

Ronnie was a very difficult person to work with. He was a lovely human being to his fans, but he didn’t always share that wonderful personality with those closest to him.

“I had a very difficult relationship with Ronnie, and he had a very difficult relationship with me, and it really hurt me that he not only fired me, but he went on to portray it as if I had left the band. So that’s what got me so riled up, and I really turned my back on him and the genre of music because I was very, very hurt by what it was he had done to me. I admit that it was childish, but a lot of water has gone under the bridge, and for me, I’ve taken all that out of the equation.

Ronnie and Wendy Dio went out of their way to portray me as someone who had turned my back on the band in the middle of a tour and quit, which was absolutely, 100 percent untrue — I was fired from that band, I never intended to leave that band, and I never wanted to leave the band. Those are my songs as much as they are Ronnie‘s songs. JimmyVinny,Claude, and myself got fuck-all for those records. We got nothing from the record sales, none of the t-shirt money — we were salaried musicians earning less than our road crew! Because we believed in the music, and we believed as Ronnie had told us that we were going to have an equal cut by the third album. And that’s all I asked for!

“The third album came along and I said, ‘Ronnie, do you remember that first time we met in London when we jammed and this band was put together, and you had promised us that by the third album it would be an equity cut, which was why we got fuck-all for all those years?’ We put our blood, sweat, and tears into doing that and it hurt the fuck out of me, as it would anyone. So then he goes and fires me, and portrays me as being the one who quit. So for thirty years, I didn’t listen to those records. I wanted nothing to do with DIO, I wanted nothing to do with that genre of music — I just removed it all from my life. After thirty years, and maybe it is because Ronnie‘s dead, maybe that does make it easier, I don’t know — I haven’t sat down and analyzed it, but the fact is, that’s my music, I’m the one who’s entitled to play it, and that’s what I’m going to do.

“I’m not doing this for the money; believe me, I’ve got plenty of money. It’s about the love, the passion for the guitar playing.

“When I did it in the first place, I didn’t do it for the fucking money — $100 a week, I don’t think that’s a lot of money, and that’s what I got for doing‘Holy Diver’. And that’s pretty much what I’ll get for doing it again, thirty years later. [laughs]…

“Right up until the ‘Sacred Heart’ tour, and when I got fired, we were still getting paid less than guys in the crew. It’s one thing to get less than the principal artist — yes, I get that — but to earn less than the crew? Especially when you are the ones writing the songs. It’s not like we were hired to play the parts. We wrote those fucking songs, we were part of the band, and we were totally gypped over.”

Campbell and Ronnie James Dio worked together on the first three DIOalbums 1983’s “Holy Diver”, 1984’s “The Last in Line” and 1985’s“Sacred Heart” — before Irishman Campbell left to join WHITESNAKE in 1987.

IN FLAMES Begins Work On New Album


Swedish metallers IN FLAMES have commenced the songwriting sessions for their next studio album, tentatively due in 2014.

IN FLAMES‘ tenth CD, “Sounds Of A Playground Fading” (Century Media), sold around 14,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 27 on The Billboard 200 chart.

IN FLAMES‘ previous album, “A Sense of Purpose” (Koch) opened with 20,000 units to land at No. 28. This was slightly less than the opening tally of “Come Clarity” (Ferret), which shifted just under 24,000 copies in February 2006 to enter the chart at position No. 58.

“Sounds Of A Playground Fading” was the first IN FLAMES album to be recorded without founding guitarist Jesper Strömblad, who quit the band in February 2010 in order to continue receiving treatment for his alcohol addiction.

IN FLAMES guitarist Niclas Engelin recently sat out a few of the band’s shows. His temporary replacement for those gigs was Patrik Jensen fromTHE HAUNTED.

KISS Taps Director ALAN G. PARKER For 'You Wanted The Best… You Got The Best' Movie


KISS has tapped Alan G. Parker to direct “You Wanted The Best… You Got The Best – The Official Kiss Movie.

Parker‘s credits include “Never Mind The Sex Pistols”“Who Killed Nancy”“Rebel Truce: The History Of The Clash” and “Monty Python: Almost The Truth”.

“You Wanted The Best… You Got The Best – The Official Kiss Movie”promises to offer the most in-depth look yet at the band who formed in New York in the early ’70s as WICKED LESTER and went on to sell over 75 million albums.

“We are thrilled to have Alan onboard to help tell the definitive KISS story, a story of insanity… dedication… and a take-no-prisoners attitude combining to create the most spectacular beast in rock ‘n’ roll history;KISS,” says KISS frontman Paul Stanley. “Alan‘s knowledge of the band amazed even us! We wanted the best…. we got the best!”

Adds KISS manager Doc McGhee: “It’s an epic undertaking and everyone’s committed 100 percent to bring this story to the big screen. We knew Alan was the only man for the job and we can’t wait to get started.”

“I’m incredibly proud to be on board for this film,” says Parker, “telling the story of a band I love so much and that has such a rich history.”

KISS has just completed a Canadian tour in support of its latest album,“Monster”. The band’s North American dates will run through August 18 in Hollywood, Florida, with a four-date Japanese trek scheduled for October.

EMPEROR – "There Will Be No New Studio Album Or A Worldwide Tour"


Legendary Norwegian black metallers EMPEROR will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of their album, In The Nightside Eclipse, at next year’s Wacken Open Air. Ihsahn (Vegard Sverre Tveitan) and Samoth (Tomas Haugen) will be joined by Faust on drums, and they will perform the album in its entirety.

“There will be no new studio album or a worldwide tour, only a few exclusive festival appearances next year, to mark the celebration of this landmark album.”


rganizers state: “The biggest metal party of the year is still in full swing and you made the festival an unbelievable event. We’re looking forward to celebrating the last hours of W:O:A 2013 with you! And already we announce the first package of stunning mega acts for next year! In 2014 we will celebrate 25 years of Wacken Open Air – 25 years of metal madness – together with you!

The biggest metal party of the world is what it is because of you – the fans! And we will again present a high-class and varied line-up with great Wacken debutants, bands which haven’t played for a long time and also some of the beloved Wacken classics.”

STRYPER Set North American Release Date For No More Hell To Pay Album; Artwork, Tracklisting Revealed


Frontiers Records has announced the release of iconic Christian rockers STRYPER’s new studio album, No More Hell To Pay; the offering has been confirmed for a November 5th release in North America and will be available in two formats – standard CD and deluxe digipak featuring exclusive video content. Produced by frontman/guitarist Michael Sweet himself, the set features some of Stryper’s strongest and heaviest material ever.

Sweet also commented, “No More Hell To Pay marks our 30 year anniversary and what a journey it has been! It’s our eleventh studio release since our first album in 1984 (The Yellow & Black Attack) and it’s quite possibly our best record to date. Why? It’s everything you might expect from a Stryper record – high octane vocals, layered vocal harmonies, guitar solos galore, driving drums and bass and an energy that hasn’t been achieved since our glory days. The message is equally as powerful as it offers hope and inspiration to anyone listening. If you’re a Stryper fan, it’ll make you proud to be one. If you’re not, listen with caution as you may actually become one. We’ve been waving the striped flag for 30 years and we’re proud to say that it’s an honor to still be making music with you and for you. The best is yet to come and it’s coming November 5th!”

No More Hell To Pay tracklisting:

‘No More Hell To Pay’
‘Saved By Love’
‘Jesus Is Alright’
‘The One’
‘Marching Into Battle’
‘Te Amo’
‘Sticks & Stones’
‘Water Into Wine’

Stryper is currently playing select tour dates around the nation as a warm-up for an upcoming extensive tour around the release of No More Hell To Pay. Please see below for remaining tour dates.

9 – Bolingbrook, IL – Tailgaters Sports Bar & Grill
10 – West Allis, WI – Wisconsin State Fair
13 – San Juan Capistrano, CA – The Coach House*
14 – West Hollywood, CA – The Whiskey A Go Go*
16 – Henderson, NV – Club Madrid at Sunset Station Hotel & Casino*
30 – Wendover, NV – Peppermill Casino

*Michael Sweet and Oz Fox acoustic set



The Rock Meets Classic tour’s mission statement promises “legendary voices of rock meeting a symphonic orchestra and a rock band.” And that’s exactly what they’ll be delivering next year, when Alice Cooper headlines a number of 2014 dates.

Not too many details of Cooper’s Rock Meets Classic run have been revealed, but we do know that he’ll be on the road with the show for a series of European dates taking place in March and April (you can take a look at the complete list below). Other confirmed acts include Midge Ure, Joe Lynn Turner and Kim Wilde. Primal Fear drummer Randy Black, a member of the Rock Meets Classic band, reacted to the news by saying, “It’s going to be more of those “pinch me” moments on this tour for sure! Can’t wait to start working on the songs.”

The tour will offer Cooper fans a chance to hear his music in a different setting, but this isn’t the rocker’s first experience with an orchestra; in 1999, he participated in the British Rock Symphony tour, appearing as part of a lineup that included Roger DaltreyEric Clapton and Ann Wilson of Heart. The Rock Meets Classic dates will be part of a busy year for Cooper, who’s also getting ready to release a new album of classic-rock covers.

Alice Cooper 2014 Rock Meets Classic Tour Dates
3/09 – Berlin, Germany
3/11 – Fankfurt, Germany
3/12 – Neu-Ulm, Germany
3/13 – Nuremberg, Germany
3/14 – Wurzburg, Germany
3/16 – Passau, Germany
3/18 – Mannheim, Germany
3/19 – Kempten, Germany
3/20 – Munich, Germany
3/21 – Regensburg, Germany
3/23 – Zurich, Switzerland
3/25 – Strassbourg, France
3/26 – Innsbruck, Austria
3/27 – Ingolstadt, Austria
3/29 – Halle-Westfallen, Germany
3/30 – Leipzig, Germany
4/01 – Hamburg, Germany
4/02 – Essen, Germany
4/04 – Stuttgart, Germany
4/05 – Dresden, Germany