ACE FREHLEY And PETER CRISS Pass On Official KISS Documentary


According to The Pulse Of RadioAce Frehley and Peter Criss have opted out of appearing in what’s being billed as the definitive KISS documentary, “You Wanted The Best You Got The Best”Classic Rock magazine spoke to director Alan G. Parker, who’s behind the officially sanctioned film, and he shed light on why the two co-founders are staying away from anything having to do with Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, explaining, “Gene and Paul were shocked at first, but now they don’t seem to be. There’s been so much bitchiness down the years, and so much said about and done to Ace and Peter that they interpreted the request to be in the movie as a favor to Gene and Paul. Because of that, they won’t go anywhere near it. The negotiations were interesting, to say the least.”

In the end, Parker will use footage shot of Frehley and Criss by band archivist — and current lead guitarist — Tommy Thayer back in 2001. In addition to Thayer and current drummer Eric SingerParker has filmed interviews with former guitarist Bruce Kulick and his brother Bob Kulick — who performed on many of the band’s studio tracks. Parker also held, “positive meetings” with the family of Eric Carr, the band’s late drummer, who replaced Peter Criss in 1980 and died of heart cancer in 1991.

With a few more interviews still to undertake, Parker “hopes to show the finished film to the band in February or March, followed by a spot at the Cannes Film Festival in May and a worldwide opening in the autumn of 2014.”

Former KISS filmmaker Tommy Thayer now “portrays” Frehley‘s character in KISS‘ live show. Unlike Frehley‘s original replacement Vinnie Vincent — who was given his own unique persona — fans have had mixed reactions to Thayer possibly “duping” some people into thinking Frehley is still playing with the band. Thayer looks at it from a theatrical, rather than a historical perspective. “You’ve had different guitarists in and out of the band, and different members. At this point, if you start introducing new characters and new makeup designs and things, I think that it really dilutes the whole core and, y’know, the original foundation of what KISS is,” he said. “And those four original characters are certainly the whole basis of it. To change that and come up with a new design or character, it just convolutes things.”

Ace Frehley left KISS after the band’s 2002 “Farewell” dates, saying afterwards that he took the word “farewell” seriously.

Peter Criss claimed that his contract with KISS wasn’t renewed in March 2004.

DREAM THEATER's New Album Cracks U.S. Top 10


The new, self-titled album from progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER sold around 34,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 7 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD arrived in stores on September 24 via Roadrunner.

DREAM THEATER‘s previous CD, “A Dramatic Turn Of Events”, opened with 36,000 units to land at No. 8. The band’s 2009 effort, “Black Clouds & Silver Linings”, premiered with 40,000 copies to enter the chart at No. 6. This was roughly in line with the first-week tally registered by its predecessor, “Systematic Chaos”, which shifted 36,000 copies in 2007 to debut at No. 19. 2005’s “Octavarium” premiered with 27,000 copies to land at No. 36.

Speaking to, guitarist John Petrucci stated about “Dream Theater”: “I think it’s building on [what we did on the “A Dramatic Turn of Events” album], but taking it to the next level. One of the things I really wanted to do on ‘A Dramatic Turn of Events’ was to create something that was sonically very rich and high-def and powerful and I think we accomplished that. But on this album, I wanted to take that even further…. [I wanted to] get more cinematic with it and more earthy and aggressive and bigger. I wanted a bigger, more forward in-your-face kind of sound. I think that kind of dictated the sounds we went for while we were writing and recording and then ultimately how it was mixed. So yeah, it was kind of building on that, but taking it to the next level. You always need to progress and to try and do something different and kind of have a little bit different take on it and a different perspective. But hopefully make it better as you go.”

The nine-track disc was recorded at Cove City Studio in Glen Cove, Long Island, with Petrucci producing and Richard Chycki engineering and mixing. It’s the band’s second album with drummer Mike Mangini, and the first one on which he was a part of the writing process from Day One.

In January, Petrucci said of Mangini‘s work: “When people hear the drumming on this album, they’re gonna be pretty freaked out. On the last album, he did a great job, but he wasn’t there for the writing process and he was interpreting drum parts that I had programmed. Even though he used his creativity, of course, to change them up and do his thing, I feel like now he’s just Mike Mangini unleashed. It’s all him. It’s all his creativity, all his decisions and ideas and man, the guy’s an animal.”

“Dream Theater” track listing:

01. False Awakening Suite
I. Sleep Paralysis
II. Night Terrors
III. Lucid Dream
02. The Enemy Inside
03. The Looking Glass
04. Enigma Machine
05. The Bigger Picture
06. Behind The Veil
07. Surrender To Reason
08. Along For The Ride
09. Illumination Theory
I. Paradoxe de la Lumière Noire
II. Live, Die, Kill
III. The Embracing Circle
IV. The Pursuit of Truth
V. Surrender, Trust & Passion

“Dream Theater” was made available in a wide range of distinctive versions, including standard and special edition CDs, 180-gram double LP, and a limited-edition boxed set.

The video for the song “The Enemy Inside” was directed by Bill Fishman (RAMONESSTEVE RAY VAUGHAN). The strictly conceptual clip deals with the torment of a soldier who’s struggling with reintegrating into his life back home due to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Regarding the song’s lyrics, Petrucci told “At the time that we were in the studio working on the [new DREAM THEATER] album and I was writing lyrics, the Boston Marathon bombings happened. There was a lot of discussion of terrorism and PTSD as if affects people who witness traumatic events like terrorism, so it was just very on my mind. It linked very well with the mood of the song, and as we started to get into it, I watched some documentaries and things like that. I was like, ‘This is really something that needs to be written about.'”



Guitarist Kirk Windstein appears to have exited DOWN in order to focus “100%” on his other band, CROWBARWindstein is not taking part in the songwriting sessions for the next DOWN EP and is being replaced in that band by longtime DOWN stage manager and HONKY founding guitarist Bobby Landgraf.

Writing on FacebookWindstein said: “For months now, I have been posting that I am concentrating on CROWBAR 100% FULL TIME…

“2014 marks the 25th anniversary of CROWBAR and it’s a great feeling to put my heart and soul into something that I created so long ago.

“We are entering the studio on December 16 to record our 10th full-length record. Look for a late spring release on eOne.

“See y’all on the road with CROWBAR!!!”

Added Landgraf in a separate posting: “Feeling very lucky to have this gig with DOWN. It wouldn’t be the same without Kirk Windstein‘s blessing. He is Riff Lord and the new CROWBAR will be amazing.”

DOWN bassist Pat Bruders recently left CROWBAR and was replaced in the latter band by Jeff Golden.

Said Windstein in a new Facebook posting: “I will say it again… With my decision months ago to focus 100% on CROWBARPat resigned as our bassist, and I respect his decision because it’s impossible to give 100% to two bands. I am giving my ALL to CROWBAR as he is giving his ALL to DOWN. There is no animosity… no drama… Just great music being written by all, and that sounds pretty awesome to me!”

Guitarist Kirk Windstein appears to have exited DOWN in order to focus “100%” on his other band, CROWBAR. Windstein is not taking part in the songwriting sessions for the next DOWN EP and is being replaced in that band by longtime DOWN stage manager and HONKY founding guitarist Bobby Landgraf.

Writing on Facebook, Windstein said: “For months now, I have been posting that I am concentrating on CROWBAR 100% FULL TIME…

“2014 marks the 25th anniversary of CROWBAR and it’s a great feeling to put my heart and soul into something that I created so long ago.

“We are entering the studio on December 16 to record our 10th full-length record. Look for a late spring release on eOne.

“See y’all on the road with CROWBAR!!!”

Added Landgraf in a separate posting: “Feeling very lucky to have this gig with DOWN. It wouldn’t be the same without Kirk Windstein’s blessing. He is Riff Lord and the new CROWBAR will be amazing.”

DOWN bassist Pat Bruders recently left CROWBAR and was replaced in the latter band by Jeff Golden.

Said Windstein in a new Facebook posting: “I will say it again… With my decision months ago to focus 100% on CROWBAR, Pat resigned as our bassist, and I respect his decision because it’s impossible to give 100% to two bands. I am giving my ALL to CROWBAR as he is giving his ALL to DOWN. There is no animosity… no drama… Just great music being written by all, and that sounds pretty awesome to me!”

IRON MAIDEN Guitarist Says Band's Plans For Next Year Are 'Up In The Air'


During a brand new interview with Chile’s Radio FuturoIRON MAIDEN guitarist Dave Murray was asked if there are any plans for the band to return to the studio to begin work on material for the follow-up to 2010’s “The Final Frontier”.

“We’ve been out on tour quite a few months this year,” Dave explained. “So when we finish, we’re actually going to go and head back and take a break, really.”

He continued: “We haven’t got any plans, as such, really, what’s gonna happen next year. Basically, we’re just gonna wait and see. [laughs] But there’s things that are going on in the meantime. I mean, we just had a beer come out — it’s like the Trooper beer — and that’s actually doing really well. So we’ll just let the Trooper beer go on tour for us. [laughs] And then we’re just gonna spend some time off recuperating. So I’m not quite sure what’s gonna be happening next year. It’s all up in the air.”

IRON MAIDEN last month landed at position No. 1 on‘s “Hot Tours” list of top-grossing tours with $8.5 million in ticket sales from six performances on their summer tour of Europe. The shows were attended by a total of 121,280 fans, including a two-night, sold-out stand on August 3-4 at the O2 Arena in Lonon, England, where the band played to 27,000 fans. With totals added from this summer’s Europe dates, overall ticket sales from the tour top $42 million from 45 reported concerts.

MAIDEN‘s 15th studio CD, “The Final Frontier”, featured 10 tracks that had an average running time of seven minutes and 40 seconds, with the shortest song, “The Alchemist”, clocking in at four minutes and 29 seconds, and the longest, “When The Wild Wind Blows”, lasting ten minutes and 59 seconds.

“The Final Frontier” sold 63,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to enter The Billboard 200 chart at position No. 4.

IRON MAIDEN‘s previous album, 2006’s “A Matter Of Life And Death”, opened with 56,000 units to land at No. 9. This was a notable increase from the 40,000 first-week tally registered by its predecessor, 2003’s “Dance of Death” (which debuted at No. 18 on The Billboard 200 chart), and that of “Brave New World”, which moved 38,000 copies in June 2000 to land at No. 39 on The Billboard 200 chart.

“The Final Frontier” was IRON MAIDEN‘s fourth U.K. No. 1 album. The band previously topped the chart in 1982 with “The Number of the Beast”, in 1988 with “Seventh Son of a Seventh Son” and in 1992 with “Fear of the Dark”.

Pre-Orders Available Now For DEEP SWELL's Debut Album Featuring Tim Sult of CLUTCH

Lore of the Angler October 15th via Weathermaker Music

DEEP SWELL is a true rock band rising from the banks of the Potomac River near the historic town of Shepherdstown, WV.   Now with their sound crafted, their first album Lore of the Angler is set to be released on Maryland Rockers CLUTCH’s record label Weathermaker Music on October 15, 2013.  In addition to being released on CLUTCH‘s label, CLUTCH guitarist Tim Sult is a member of the band. With a powerful female lead vocalist and precise rhythmic force, their sound is a mix of riff-based rock, psychedelia and mysterious poetic lyrics. 

Lore of the Angler is available for pre-order now from the Weathermaker Music Store.  Pre-order your copy at

Years of friendship and mutual appreciation for each other’s talents brought guitarist Tim Sult into collaboration with drummer Jesse Shultzaberger and bassist Logan Kilmer.   Sult earned his stripes as the guitarist and one of the founding members of the popular rock band, Clutch.   Shultzaberger is a versatile drummer who currently tours with the Americana band, The Woodshedders.   Kilmer, who honed his technique and methods with Noetic Pull, plays five-string with a smooth bass style to the depth of which helped spawn the band’s name.    At the beginning of 2012 they met Briena Pearl and invited her to join the trio.   Pearl, a lifelong student of voice, theater, and dance, quickly proved the sheer force of her talent as a singer and songwriter, thus establishing an instant chemistry with the band and a clear direction for their emerging sound.   With this final addition in place DEEP SWELL‘s dynamic sound was forged. 

In February 2013, the band recorded Lore of the Angler at Magpie Cage Recording Studio in Baltimore, MD.   Three months later, they were signed with Weathermaker Music, with the label overseeing distribution, touring and publicity for the album starting this fall.   The current is pulling hard and for Deep Swell the tale is just beginning.  


DEEP SWELL have scheduled a handful of dates supporting the release of Lore of the Angler, including a CD release party set of October 19th Shepherdstown, WV at Opera House Live.  Following that show the band will out through October 23rd with Lionize providing support.  A complete list of dates is below.


Lore of the Angler Tracklisting:

1.    Shows Off

2.    You’re Not Sleeping

3.    Criminal Reward

4.    Hilltop

5.    By Woah

6.    Cry Wolf

7.    White Coat

8.    Thinking

9.    Green Eyes

10.Small Girl Learn



10/19: Shepherdstown, WV @ Opera House Live (CD Release Show)

10/20: Detroit, MI @ Shelter

10/21: Grand Rapids, MI @ The Stache

10/22: Columbus, OH @ The Basement

10/23: Indianapolis. IN @ Birdy’s

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ILL NIÑO have premiered a new music video for “Forgive Me Father”,the latest single from the album, Epidemia. From the pews to the pit, join Christian Machado (vocals) for a metal-infused sermonbound to convert all non-believers.

Watch “Forgive Me Father” here.



Currently on the road for The American Epidemia Tour, ILL NIÑO is honoring the US Military, offering either free admission or 2 for 1 admission with a Military ID. Check out the tour video and see a full list of tour dates here.

Tour Dates:
10/1 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
10/2 – Oklahoma City, OK @ The Chameleon Room
10/3 – New Orleans, LA @ Hanger 13
10/4 – Winter Park, FL @ The Haven Lounge
10/5 – Jacksonville, FL @ The Roc Bar
10/6 – St Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
10/8 – Spring Lake Park, MN @ POV’s
10/9 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
10/10 – Joliet, IL @ Mojoe’s
10/11 – Detroit, MI @ I Rock
10/12 – Marion, OH @ Tink’s Rockhouse
10/13 – Louisville, KY @ The Vernon Club
10/15 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
10/19 – Nashua, NH @ Bernie’s
10/20 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
10/22 – Springfield, VA @ Empire
10/23 – Wilmington, NC @ Ziggy’s By The Sea
10/24 – Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
10/25 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
10/26 – Fayetteville, NC @ The Drunken Horse Pub

TesseracT – Launch Video For "Nocturne" Continue Heavy Touring


TesseracT have posted their video for the track “Nocturne”, taken from their critically acclaimed album, “Altered State”. The video, directed by Ben Thornley for Sitcom Soldiers, can be seen here:


The band comments on the video: “As we haven’t taken part in our promo videos for a while we felt now was the time to make an appearance. But, we also wanted to create a journey with the video that was similar to the journey portrayed by the music. A pretty straightforward step from the night, what it hides and the fear it generates, into the reassurance and safety of the dawn. We have always really liked the idea of creating silhouettes (we tried to something similar with our first video, “Deception”), so we decided upon using back lights for the majority of the video, which is then reversed when the feeling of the music changes towards the end of the track. We feel the guys at Sitcom Soldiers have really captured the mood of the song, and also produced a video that draws you in.”


Ben Thornley who produced the video for Sitcom Soldiers: “Working with TesseracT for us was about capturing something which did a great song justice with a memorable performance, whilst providing an equally provocative atmospheric narrative. The band naturally looked great and the creative process went very smoothly and shows in the final video.”


TesseracT are currently on a US tour with Katatonia, Cult of Luna and Intronaut and then immediately venture off in a headlining run with Scale the Summit throughout North America. Next up are Mexico, the UK with Karnivool as well as a trip to India. 2014 kicks off on the road with in Europe and UK with The Safety Fire, Protest The Hero and Intervals before TesseracT are part of the Soundwave Festival in Australia. Dates are below.


TesseracT w/Katatonia, Cult of Luna and Intronaut:

01.10.2013 (USA) Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s

02.10.2013 (USA) Chicago, IL – The Bottom Lounge

04.10.2013 (USA) Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall

06.10.2013 (USA) Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theater

07.10.2013 (USA) San Francisco, CA – Slim’s


TesseracT Headline tour with Scale the Summit

09.10.2013 (CDN) Vancouver, BC – Tom Lee Music Hall

10.10.2013 (CDN) Edmonton, AB – Pawn Shop

12.10.2013 (CDN) Calgary, AB – The Gateway

13.10.2013 (CDN) Regina, SK – The Exchange

14.10.2013 (CDN) Winnipeg, MB – Union Sound Hall

16.10.2013 (USA) Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theater – Studio B

17.10.2013 (USA) Lawrence, KS – The Granada Theater

18.10.2013 (USA) Indianapolis, IN – Emerson Theater

20.10.2013 (USA) St. Louis, MO – Fubar

22.10.2013 (USA) Ft Worth, TX – Tomcats West

23.10.2013 (USA) Houston, TX – Fitzegerald’s – Downstairs

24.10.2013 (USA)  New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks

25.10.2013 (USA) Atlanta, GA – The Drunken Unicorn

26.10.2013 (USA) Tampa, FL – Orpheum Theatre

27.10.2013 (USA) Greensboro, NC – Blind Tiger


01.11.2013 (MEX) Guadalajara – F.Bolko

02.11.2013 (MEX) Mexico City – Multiforo Cultural Alicia

03.11.2013 (MEX) Monterrey – Café Iguana 


w/ Karnivool                                     

13.11.2013 (UK) Portsmouth – Wedgewood Rooms 

14.11.2013 (UK) Bristol – Thekla 

15.11.2013 (UK) Nottingham – Rock City Basement 

16.11.2013 (UK) Glasgow – The Garage 

18.11.2013 (UK) Sheffield – Corporation 

19.11.2013 (UK) Manchester – Academy 2 

20.11.2013 (UK) Birmingham – Institute Library 

21.11.2013 (UK) London – Koko 


23.11.2013 (IND) Bangalore – Bacaradi NH7 Weekender


w/ The Safety Fire, Protest The Hero, Intervals

06.01.2014 (DE) Karlsruhe – Substage

07.01.2014 (DE) Nuernberg – Hirsch

08.01.2014 (DE) Berlin – Magnet

09.01.2014 (DE) Hamburg – Logo

10.01.2014 (SE) Stockholm – Klubben

11.01.2014 (SE) Gothenburg – Fängelset

12.01.2014 (NO) Oslo – John Dee

14.01.2014 (DK) Copenhagen – Vega

16.01.2014 (B) Aarschot – De Klinker

17.01.2014 (F) Paris – Le Divan Du Monde

18.01.2014 (F) Toulouse – Le Saint des Seins

19.01.2014 (ES) Madrid – Copernico

20.01.2014 (ES) Barcelon – Sala Boveda

22.01.2014 (CH) Aarau – Kiff

23.01.2014 (I) Milan – Zoe Club

25.01.2014 (A) Vienna – Szene

26.01.2014 (H) Budapest – Dürer Kert

28.01.2014 (DE) Munich – Backstage

29.01.2014 (DE) Leipzig – Conne Island

30.01.2014 (LUX) Esch Sur Alzette – Rockhal

31.01.2014 (DE) Cologne – Essigfabrik 

01.02.2014 (UK) Brighton – Concorde 2

02.02.2014 (UK) Birmingham – O2 Academy 2 Birmingham 

04.02.2014 (UK) Sheffield – Corporation

05.02.2014 (UK) Glasgow – Classic Grand

06.02.2014 (UK) Manchester – Manchester Academy 2 

07.02.2014 (UK) London – Electric Ballroom

09.02.2014 (NL) Dordrecht – Bibelot


Soundwave Festival                          

22.02.2014 (AUS) Brisbane – RNA Showrooms, Soundwave 2014

23.02.2014 (AUS) Sydney – Olympic Park, Soundwave 2014

28.02.2014 (AUS) Melbourne – Flemington Racecourse, Soundwave 2014

01.03.2014 (AUS) Adelaide – Adelaide, Soundwave 2014

03.03.2014 (AUS) Perth – Perth, Soundwave 2014



“Madness at the Core of Time” Tour Kicks off October 2nd

After a week and over 35,000 signatures, Antarctic overlords GWAR finally have officially reacted to the petition started by Jeff Cantrell of Morehead, Kentucky on to have GWAR play the Super Bowl Halftime Show.  The petition can be signed at


“It has long been the joy of GWAR to submit the human race to any number of hideous tortures, and I can’t think of anything more horrible than you having to watch acts like The Black-Eyed Peas and Bruno Mars perform. So the temptation to ignore this is great! But then you start thinking about all of the people that who have never experienced GWAR before, and will be forced to do so if we do get the gig, well, at that point my colossal mega-ego kicks in and I am all over it.”


After a long and wet fart, Oderus continued…”I really don’t think we should be limited to playing the halftime show…I am offering GWAR as an actual team that could complete in the NFL. Think of the titanic struggle involved as the NFL submits their best players, hell, we could play against all the teams at once and still emerge victorious. For too long has the NFL ignored the obvious fact that the players should be naked, blind-folded and armed with battle axes, that land mines should litter the field and whalers should hurl harpoons randomly from the stands. GWAR is throwing our entire cosmic weight (and we are fairly hefty) behind this petition, and command all of our followers, their families, and indeed anybody who has ever existed to sign this fucking thing, and in fact for those who have already signed it to create multiple fake email addresses and sign it again!”


And now to top it all off, today GWAR is ready to bring everyone a little holiday cheer with a select number of shows this December.   That’s right it’s Christmas Time with Santa Oderus.  These three shows are set for December 27th in New York at Irving Plaza, December 28th in New Haven, CT at Toad’s Place and finally a show in Richmond, VA on December 29th at The National.  Tickets for all three shows go on sale this Friday.


In support of Battle Maximus,GWAR will be heading out this fall on the  “Madness at the Core of Time” tour.  The tour, which features a completely brand-new show full of slavering creatures and deserving victims, is set to kick off October 2nd in Columbus, Ohio and runs through November 17th in Washington, DC.  GWAR shall be joined by deathcore heavyweights and label-mates Whitechapel, Richmond, VA thrashers Iron Reagan (featuring Municipal Waste singer Tony Foresta) and A Band of Orcs (who are actually a band of Orcs).


GWAR‘s Battle Maximus features twelve brand new tracks that not only honor their departed ally, but tells the story of GWAR‘s latest struggle against what may be their greatest enemy yet…the insidious “Mr. Perfect”, who has travelled through time itself to steal the power of GWAR–the power of immortality, and use this power to mutate the human race into his twisted vision of what the “perfect” human should be. Once again GWAR finds themselves as the only thing standing between the human race and the latest super-powered shithead bent on the destruction of GWAR and the enslavement of their worshippers.

The title track from Battle Maximus is streaming HERE.


Check out a stream of the song “Bloodbath” HERE


Battle Maximus can be ordered from Metal Blade Records HERE, Amazon and iTunes


GWAR Live:

“Madness at the Core of Time” Tour With Whitechapel, Iron Reagan and Band of Orcs:

10/2: Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall

10/3: Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave

10/4: Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose Tap House

10/5: Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue

10/6: Winnipeg, MB @ The Garrick Centre

10/7: Saskatoon, SK @ Odeon Events Centre

10/8: Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall Ballroom

10/9: Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall

10/11: Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO

10/12: Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory Concert House

10/13: Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory Concert House

10/14: Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom

10/15: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater

10/16: Chico, CA @ Senator Theatre

10/17: Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory

10/18: West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues

10/19: Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades

10/20: San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom

10/22: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater

10/24: Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live

10/25: Ft. Worth, TX @ LaGrave Field

10/26: Austin, TX @ Emo’s

10/28: Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall

10/29: New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues

10/30: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

10/31: Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall

11/1: Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel

11/2: Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa

11/4: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution

11/5: Ybor City, FL @ The Ritz Ybor

11/7: Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s

11/8: Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s

11/9: Joliet, IL @ Mojoes

11/10: Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection

11/12: Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre

11/13: Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues

11/14: Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall

11/15: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium

11/16: Reading, PA @ Reverb

11/17: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club


GWAR Holiday Dates:

12/27: New York, NY @ Irving Plaza

12/28: New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place

12/29: Richmond, VA @ The National



2/22/14: Soundwave Festival Brisbane

2/23/14: Soundwave Festival Sydney

2/28/14: Soundwave Festival Melbourne

3/1/14: Soundwave Festival Adelaide

3/3/14: Soundwave Festival Perth



A week after releasing their first official video for “Going Down”, Spider Rockets will hit the road with Saliva in the midwest and the south. “We haven’t been on the road since our runs with Trapt earlier this spring,” admits lead singer, Helena Cos; “…but we haven’t visited the south in at least a couple of years! So that, along with Saliva being cool enough to share the stage with us is pretty awesome.”




Spider Rockets has a new stage show consisting of various backdrops, a smoldering rocket ship, probing searchlight, whips, megaphone and a mannequin head. “The rocket ship will be a work in progress, hopefully we won’t need to abort any missions!” jokes John Nap, the band’s guitarist. “But the real challenge as an opening band has been coming up with staging that won’t interfere with the headliner’s space; one that is modular enough to adjust from venue to venue, but that also packs light… And I believe we’ve found it.” John refers to a series self-standing vertical, retractable banners or scrims (neither, really) that can be extended, shortened, and rearranged depending on the size and configuration of the venue’s stage. Bassist, Greg Manning, adds: “We just hope we don’t end up with a ‘Stone Henge’ situation!”


The group also plans to bring along their four legged roadie/security guard, Lemmy, a 18 pound Dachshund with a bad attitude and a fierce appetite; “that little shit always sniffs out where I hide my meatball sub in the van,” bitches drummer, Dan Prestup.



Confirmed tour dates include:

October 2 Harley Davidson Biketown (Austintown, OH) w/ SALIVA


October 3 Jonny’s Roadhouse (Aurora, IN) w/ SALIVA


October 4 Beale Street Live (Indianapolis, IN) w/ SALIVA


October 5 Diesel Concert Lounge (Chesterfield, MI) w/ SALIVA


October 6 Centerstage Bar & Grill (Kokomo, IN) w/ SALIVA


October 8 Blackstock (Knoxville, TN) w/ SALIVA


October 9 Limelight (Nashville, TN) w/ SALIVA


October 10 Club Inferno (Scottsboro, AL) w/ SALIVA


October 11 Longbranch (Raleigh, NC) w/ SALIVA


October 18 The Saint (Asbury Park, NJ)

The tour is in support of the band’s current release, “Bitten,” produced in the band’s home state of New Jersey as well as Florida.

“Going Down,” the new video from the album can be seen on the band’s official YouTube page HERE. <>  

LITA FORD The Bitch is Back Live North American Release Date Moved to November 5th



The Bitch is Back…Live is a brand new live album from the queen of Hard Rock and Metal LITA FORD.  Hot on the heels of her TRUE comeback album “Living Like a Runaway”, LITA took to the stage at the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills, California in early October of 2012 to showcase the new material as well as LITA FORD classics. Originally set for release October 22nd in North America, the album will now be available November 5th.


This killer show was recorded for the live album The Bitch is Back…Live.  Where does the title come from?  LITA opens the show with her rendition of the classic Elton John track “The Bitch is Back”, which was previously released as a bonus track on “Living Like a Runaway”.  It may be a strong proclamation, but it is true…the bitch is back and bringing it live.  Now fans have a chance to be a part of this memorable evening and performance.


The album will be released as a digipak with a special booklet including fan photos and download. Release dates are USA/Canada on November 5th, Germany on October 25th and Europe on October 28th through SPV/Steamhammer.



1. The Bitch Is Back

2. Hungry

3. Relentless

4. Living Like a Runaway

5. Devil in My Head

6. Back to the Cave

7. Can’t Catch Me

8. Out For Blood

9. Dancing On The Edge

10. Hate

11. Close My Eyes Forever

12. Kiss Me Deadly