Former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach says that he was asked to replace Vince Neil in MÖTLEY CRÜE but that he turned down the opportunity because he thought his situation at the time was better. Neil was fired from MÖTLEY CRÜE in 1992 due to personal differences and was replaced by John Corabi. With Corabi on vocals, MÖTLEY CRÜE released one critically acclaimed full-length CD, which ended up being a commercial failure in the wake of grunge despite a Top-Ten placing on the album chart. Asked by a fan on Twitter if he was ever considered to replace Vince in MÖTLEY CRÜE, Bach replied that he was not just “considered” but that he was actually “asked” by CRÜE if he wanted to join the band as its new lead singer. He then added that the story of how close he came to becoming a member of MÖTLEY CRÜE might be included in his upcoming autobiography, which he is currently working on and for which he recently revealed that he had “a big offer from a big book company.” When another fan pressed Bach on why the singer turned down the offer to join MÖTLEY CRÜE, Bach replied: “The short answer is that I actually thought at the time this band SKID ROW was better.” Sebastian then added, “Gee, I sure know how to pick ’em.” In a November 2012 interview with the “Eddie Trunk Rocks” radio show on New York’s Q104.3 FM, Bach stated about his former band: “I will always be the singer of SKID ROW, no matter what. There’s no other guy. It’s like… John Corabi, I love ya — it’s great — but where’s Vince? I mean, that’s the way it is. Walk down the street with me and count how many times [people scream out], ‘Youth Gone Wild! SKID ROW!’ It’s like people shout out of the cars.”
Oct. 7th (EUR) / Nov 5th (N.America) will see the release of the third album from TIDES FROM NEBULA, which is entitled “Eternal Movement”. The first song to be revealed from the album is ‘Only With Presence’.
Stream it directly from here: http://youtu.be/Fzz6dZIDF4E
Of the track Maciej Karbowski, guitars and keyboards says “It all started with a twisted guitar riff. I took it to the rest of the band, we played around with it for a while and out it came. We use a synthesizer bass for the first time, we loved the sound, so tasty! It’s definitely one of the best quicker tracks on the album, I love the way it builds to something with real intensity.”.
Przemek Węgłowski, the bassist in the band came up with the title of the track inspired by the book “The Power Of Now” by Eckhart Tolle.
In addition to the first new track stream the band has also revealed the tracklisting for “Eternal Movement” –
1. Laughter of Gods
2. Only With Presence
4. Emptiness of Yours and Mine
5. Hollow Lights
6. Now Run
7. Let it Out, Let it Flow, Let it Fly
8. Up From Eden
“Eternal Movement” will be available on CD, Vinyl (incl. CD) and Download.
Following the album release TIDES FROM NEBULA will start a massive European tour supporting THE OCEAN as well as an extensive tour throughout Poland.
04.10.2013 – Poland, Łomza, MDK
05.10.2013 – Poland, Białystok, Fama
06.10.2013 – Poland, Bydgoszcz, Estrada
10.10.2013 – Poland, Łódz, Scenografia
11.10.2013 – Poland, Elblag, Mjazzga
12.10.2013 – Poland, Olsztyn, Andergrant
13.10.2013 – Poland, Poznań, Eskulap
24.10.2013 – Poland, Kraków, Kwadrat
25.10.2013 – Poland, Sosnowiec, 2doors
26.10.2013 – Poland, Chelm, Atmosfera
27.10.2013 – Poland, Lublin, Grafitti
as support for THE OCEAN:
29.10.2013 – Germany, Hamburg, Logo
30.10.2013 – Netherlands, Haarlem, Patronaat
31.10.2013 – Netherlands, Rotterdam, Baroeg
01.11.2013 – United Kingdom, London, The Garage
03.11.2013 – France, Paris, Divan du Monde
05.11.2013 – Spain, Barcelona, Apolo 2
06.11.2013 – Spain, Madrid, Caracol
07.11.2013 – Portugal, Porto, Hard Club
09.11.2013 – Italy, Turin, AudioDrome
10.11.2013 – Italy, Rome, Traffic
11.11.2013 – Slovenia, Ljubljana, Gala Hala
12.11.2013 – Germany, Munich, Backstage Club
13.11.2013 – Switzerland, Winterthur, Salzhaus
14.11.2013 – France, Belfort, La Poudriere
15.11.2013 – Germany, Essen, Zeche Carl
17.11.2013 – Germany, Berlin, Lido
18.11.2013 – Poland, Warsaw, Progresja
19.11.2013 – Poland, Wroclaw, Alibi
05.12.2013 – Poland, Gdansk, Parlament
06.12.2013 – Poland, Konin, Oskard
07.12.2013 – Poland, Szczecin, Słowianin
08.12.2013 – Poland, Toruń, Od Nowa
KILL DEVIL HILL — the band featuring legendary drummer Vinny Appice (DIO, BLACK SABBATH, HEAVEN & HELL) alongside Rex Brown (PANTERA, DOWN) on bass, Mark Zavon (RATT, W.A.S.P., 40 CYCLE HUM) on guitar and Jason “Dewey” Bragg (PISSING RAZORS) on vocals — will release its sophomore album, “Revolution Rise”, in North America on October 29 via Century Media Records. The CD was produced by KILL DEVIL HILL and Jeff Pilson (DOKKEN, FOREIGNER, DIO) and was mixed by Jay Ruston (STONE SOUR, ANTHRAX, STEEL PANTHER). The cover artwork was created by Sam Shearon, who has previously worked with ROB ZOMBIE, IRON MAIDEN and FEAR FACTORY, to name just a few. Says Brown of the new album: “This new KILL DEVIL HILL record is definitely one of my favorite moments of my career — it’s got balls, great melodies, awesome guitar riffing and a low end that’ll set your ass on fire! The album far exceeds our wildest expectations and we can’t wait to take this music out on the road and share it with all of our friends and fans. Buckle your seat belts, we’re all in for one hell of a ride!”
“Revolution Rise” track listing:
01. No Way Out
02. Crown Of Thorns
03. Leave It All Behind
05. Wake Up The Dead
06. Long Way From Home
07. Where Angels Dare To Roam
08. Stained Glass Sadness
09. Endless Static
10. Stealing Days
11. Life Goes On
KILL DEVIL HILL will celebrate the new album release with an October 29 party and performance at The Roxy on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, California. A fall tour will follow. Speaking to Skinny Music earlier this year, Brown stated about KILL DEVIL HILL’s new material: “It’s pure, unadulterated, hard, kicking-ass rock and roll, man. That’s all I an say about it. It’s gonna be amazing. The tapes I have, there’s no compression, no EQ off the board. It’s just non-stop rock and roll, man. That’s all there is to it.” KILL DEVIL HILL’s self-titled debut album was released last year via Steamhammer/SPV. The CD landed at position No. 9 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200. “Kill Devil Hill” was produced by Warren Riker, who is best known for his work with DOWN, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, SUBLIME and CATHEDRAL. The effort was made available in a standard CD edition, as an iTunes digital download, and double gatefold LP. According to drummer Vinny Appice, KILL DEVIL HILL’s sound is “like a cross between BLACK SABBATH, ALICE IN CHAINS and a little bit of LED ZEPPELIN thrown in. It’s heavy, but with a lot of cool hooks and melodic overtones, too.”
KILL DEVIL HILL is:
* Jason “Dewey” Bragg (PISSING RAZORS) – Vocals
* Mark Zavon (RATT, W.A.S.P., 40 CYCLE HUM) – Guitar
* Rex Brown (DOWN, PANTERA) – Bass
* Vinny Appice (HEAVEN & HELL, BLACK SABBATH, DIO) – Drums
From legendary rock artist and heavy-metal icon Dee Snider comes “Dee Snider’s Rock & Roll Christmas Tale”, the new headbanging, heart-warming musical that “mashes up” beloved holiday songs with your favorite hits from TWISTED SISTER! “Dee Snider’s Rock & Roll Christmas Tale” tells the story of DAISY CÜTTER, a heavy metal bar band looking to make it big even though the ’80s are over. This year, these four guys are ready to take the ultimate step and, in mythic rock tradition, sell their souls to the devil in exchange for success beyond their wildest metal dreams! But every time they try to seal the infernal pact, their head-banging anthems turn into warm-hearted carols. Soon these rockers are forced to realize their dreams of stardom are no match for the Christmas spirit. Dee Snider delivers a VERY funny, VERY rocking and (ssssh!) VERY sweet new holiday musical, guaranteed to rock your soul and lift your spirits! “Dee Snider’s Rock & Roll Christmas Tale” is directed by Adam John Hunter, written by Dee Snider, and produced by Revonoy Productions-John Yonover.
Last week saw the release of Winter Kills the sixth DEVILDRIVER studio album and their first for their new label home, Napalm Records. Winter Kills hit charts all over the world, with some of the band’s best chart numbers to date. In North America, Winter Kills came in at #32 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart (The band’s highest chart debut ever), #3 on the Billboard Hard Music Chart, #10 on the Billboard Rock Chart and #13 on the Billboard Independent Chart. This is also Napalm Records best selling release in North America to date.
Globally the onslaught continued with DEVILDRIVER coming in at #24 on the German Charts, #24 on the Finland Charts, #26 in Austria, #45 on the Swiss Charts, #71 in the UK and #87 in the Netherlands.
Frontman Dez Fafara commented on the success of Winter Kills:
“From the whole DEVILDRIVER family and myself we would like to say thank you to our supporters/musicians who helped spread the word! Thank you to Maria Ouellette and Jon Freeman of Napalm Records for working their ass off to get Winter Kills out to all of you! This is a HUGE victory and we are all very excited to start touring!”
DEVILDRIVER recorded a cover of the AWOLNATION hit single “Sail” for Winter Kills. Check out an exclusive stream of the cover courtesy of Crave Online HERE.
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 40 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.
Best Buy stores are offering an exclusive edition of Winter Kills. The package comes with the Deluxe Digibook version of the CD, the DVD and an exclusive t-shirt, designed specifically for Best Buy’s exclusive edition. This version can be ordered on BestBuy.com and is available in stores in North America
The video for the song “The Appetite” can be viewed HERE. The video was directed by Dan Burke of PianoFight Films.
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
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 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
Artwork and Tracklisting Revealed
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.
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 October 22nd, Germany on October 25th and Europe on October 28th through SPV/Steamhammer.
1. The Bitch Is Back
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
11. Close My Eyes Forever
12. Kiss Me Deadly
CURRENT LINE UP:
Lita Ford – vocals, guitar
Mitch Perry – guitar
Bobby Rock – drums
Marty O´Brien – bass
Drums on “The Bitch Is Back…Live” by Scot Coogan
HUNTRESS has kicked off yet another year of relentless touring, following the release of their critically acclaimed album Starbound Beast. After an amazing run on this summer’s Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, HUNTRESS has just wrapped up their tour with the legendary Glenn Danzig for his 25th Anniversary tour with Misfits guitarist Doyle.
Vocalist Jill Janus had this to say about her time on the road with Glenn Danzig:
“Touring with Danzig has been surreal. As an angsty teenage girl, I used to dream that one day I would duet with Glenn Danzig. Being chosen to tour with him was already mind blowing, but I also had the honor of singing “Skulls” with him in St. Paul, MN! I was watching the show from side stage. Doyle had just played a couple Misfits songs with the band. Then I see Glenn turn and ask if I’d like to join him for a duet! Performing with two of my idols was stellar. This has been a killer experience for HUNTRESS, watching Glenn Danzig nightly from the wings, he has mastered his craft and we’ve learned a lot from him on this short run. He’s also hilarious, his sense of humor and attitude have made our time with him so much more incredible! Hail Danzig!”
After a short break this September, HUNTRESS will be back on the road with heavy metal heavyweights Lamb of God, Killswitch Engage, and Testament! The tour kicks off October 22nd in Toronto, ON, and runs through November 26th in Silver Spring, MD. It has also been confirmed that Lamb of God will be taking HUNTRESS to Europe and the UK in early 2014. A complete list of dates can be found below.
HUNTRESS is proud to present their video for the song “Zenith”. Bloody-Disgusting.com calls it “A Sci-Fi Horror Psychedelic Masterpiece!” The spectacular video was directed by Phil Mucci, whose video for HIGH ON FIRE‘s “Fertile Green” was named best video of 2012 by Revolver. Check out the “Zenith” video HERE.
HUNTRESS was spawned from the preternatural union of Jill Janus with underground metal bands Professor and Dark Black. They thrive on thundering drums, heavy riffs, spectral solos and catchy choruses that come from the band’s musical concoction of occult science and bong rips. HUNTRESS remains true to the roots of melodic heavy metal with a penchant for thrash, death and black metal.
Vocals: Jill Janus
Guitars: Blake Meahl
Guitars: Anthony Crocamo
Bass: Ian Alden
Drums: Carl Wierzbicky
HUNTRESS on tour with Lamb of God, Killswitch Engage and Testament:
11/3: Socorro, TX @ Socorro Entertainment Center – Free Show
*Testament will not be on the Los Angeles show. Support will be announced in mid September.
European/UK Tour With Lamb of God:
1/6/14: Vienna, Austria @ Venue
1/7/14: Milan, Italy @ Alcatraz
1/8/14: Zurich, Switzerland, @ Komplex
1/10/14: Tillburg. Netherlands @ 013
1/11/14: Brussels, Belgium @ AB Hall
1/12/14: Southampton, England @ Southampton Guildhall
1/13/14: Leeds, England @ Leeds O2 Academy
1/14/14: Newcastle Upon Tyne, England @ Newcastle O2 Academy
1/16/14: Glasgow, Scotland @ Glasgow O2 Academy
1/17/14: Birmingham. England @ Birmingham O2 Academy
1/18/14: London, England @ Brixton O2 Academy
1/19/14: Manchester, England @ Manchester Academy
1/20/14: Bristol, England @ Bristol O2 Academy
1/21/14: Norwich, England @ Norwich UEA
North American metallers ICED EARTH have completed mixing and mastering their new album, “Plagues Of Babylon”, for a January 2014 via Century Media Records. Says ICED EARTH guitarist/mainman Jon Schaffer: “It’s been a long summer, but a very productive one. “I am very proud of my bandmates! Everyone kicked ass, and we made a really special record. “Now it’s time try to rest for a few ‘minutes’ before the next chapter of world touring begins. “Best to you all! We will see our European friends on the road with our brothers in VOLBEAT, then the rest of you on the worldwide Plagues tour 2014!” Speaking to Metal4 magazine at the Rockharz open-air festival in Germany in July, Schaffer said about the upcoming CD: “It’s a bit of a different thing for us, because it’s half of a concept and the other half is [standalone] tracks. Musically, I think it’s just another step in the right direction. It’s really heavy, it’s very melodic. It has a really epic feeling. Even though there isn’t, like, a monster, long epic track, the overall feel of the songs is very epic. I mean, there’s no ‘Dante’s Inferno’ or ‘Gettysburg’ or the ‘Something Wicked’ trilogy or something like that on here, but I’m really happy with it.”
Songtitles set to appear on “Plagues Of Babylon” (among others):
* Plagues of Babylon
* Among The Living Dead
* The Resistance
* If I Could See You
ICED EARTH recently parted ways with drummer Brent Smedley for “personal family reasons.” He has since been replaced by Raphael Saini (CHAOSWAVE). ICED EARTH has been hitting it relentlessly, with the recent studio album, “Dystopia”, being the most toured album in the band’s illustrious history. One of the many highlights of the “World Dystopia Tour”, a headline show at the historic Kourion Amphitheatre in Cyprus, was recently released on Blu-ray, DVD and in many other formats under the title “Live In Ancient Kourion”. “Dystopia” was released in October 2011 via Century Media Records. The CD marked the band’s recording debut with singer Stu Block (INTO ETERNITY), who joined ICED EARTH in March 2011 following the departure of Matt Barlow.
Because Motörhead are Motörhead are Motörhead…and their Aftershock will be felt worldwide…
Singer Geoff Tate — who was fired from the Seattle progressive rock band QUEENSRŸCHE last year after fronting it for three decades — was granted a continuance until January 27, 2014 in his legal battle with his former bandmates over the rights to the group’s name. Tate and his wife, Susan, QUEENSRŸCHE’s former manager, filed a lawsuit in June 2012 asking the judge to award them the rights to the band’s name in exchange for Tate paying Eddie Jackson (bass), Michael Wilton (guitar) and Scott Rockenfield (drums) the fair market value for their interests in the QUEENSRŸCHE companies. Wilton, Rockenfield and Jackson filed a countersuit against the Tates in which they accused Geoff of creative obstruction and violent behavior, and Susan Tate of questionable business practices. In their August 9 motion to continue the trial date — originally scheduled for November 18 — and amend the case schedule, the Tates requested “a minimum 180-day continuance to provide sufficient time for the parties to continue active settlement negotiations without incurring substantial trial preparation costs and, if such efforts fail, to provide sufficient time to complete discovery and properly prepare for what will be a very lengthy trial.” The Tates added that “80 potential witnesses” have been identified for trial and they estimated that the parties will need to collectively take 20 to 40 depositions. Further complicating the scheduling of depositions is the fact that Tate’s former bandmates will be traveling for most of September and will be unavailable for depositions. Said the Tates in their motion, which can be viewed on the The Breakdown Room web site: “There simply is not enough time to properly prepare for trial. Discovery is incomplete. Even if the parties only depose a fraction of the witnesses identified, doing so will take 20 to 30 days. Many of these witnesses are located out of state. The facts that underlie this dispute span nearly 30 years. Trial could take three to four weeks with 20 to 40 witnesses.” On August 16, Wilton, Rockenfield and Jackson filed an opposition to the Tates’ motion to continue the trial date and amend the case schedule, claiming that “any challenges [the Tates] face [in preparing for the trial] are 100% the result of their failure to properly prosecute their case and as such should not be able to delay the resolution of this matter to [Tate’s former bandmates’] detriment or [Tate’s] advantage.” “From October 2012 until April 2013 there was nearly no activity in the case,” Wilton, Rockenfield and Jackson wrote. “In April 2013, [the Tates] propounded interrogatories and requests for production on [Wilton, Rockenfield and Jackson]. Responses were supplied in May. Not until July 31, 2013, did [the Tates] raise any objections to the adequacy of the responses to that discovery, more than two months after said responses were served. Other than two related subpoenas for documents, [the Tates] have engaged in no other discovery.” Wilton, Rockenfield and Jackson also accused Geoff Tate of “continu[ing] to harm the QUEENSRŸCHE brand” since the Tates’ original lawsuit was filed in June 2012. “The newest self-titled QUEENSRŸCHE CD release by the [Todd La Torre-fronted version of the band] entered the U.S. charts at #23 and continues to get 9-out-of-10-star reviews and is still selling very well on a weekly basis around the globe,” Wilton, Rockenfield and Jackson wrote. “In comparison, Geoff Tate released his own QUEENSRŸCHE CD in April of this year titled ‘Frequency Unknown’ and depicted as F.U. on the cover, which entered the charts at #82, received very bad reviews around the world, and has slowed to almost no more weekly sales. [The Todd La Torre-fronted version of QUEENSRŸCHE’s] new CD even outperformed the last two CDs of them with Geoff Tate, selling more in a month than the ‘Dedicated to Chaos’ CD has since its release in 2010, and charting much better than both that album and the previous one, ‘American Soldier’. Thus, the return to the classic sound [Tate’s former] bandmates have made with the new CD and live shows has been met with overwhelming success.” They added: “Geoff Tate also chose very poorly in hiring live musicians that have shown that they are not capable of representing the correct performances of the QUEENSRŸCHE music legacy, and he was constantly replacing them. He has been offering his low-quality version of QUEENSRŸCHE to the promoters at a much reduced rate, as low as $10,000 per night, when, in fact, [his former] bandmates have done their best to keep the authorized QUEENSRŸCHE at an average of well over $20,000 per show this entire year. However, this becomes harder and harder with Geoff Tate’s sub-par band and cut-rate pricing that continues to be damaging to the QUEENSRŸCHE brand and legacy no matter who ultimately wins control after trial.” In a brand new interview with The Oakland Press, Rockenfield said said that “negotiations are ongoing between Tate and the singer’s former bandmates and “there’s still time for anything to happen between now and [the start of the trial].” “I think our confidence is pretty high,” Scott said. “There’s a lot of legal stuff you have to deal with, but we just feel good and look at it as a light at the end of the tunnel and keep playing shows and making music. I think when you do that, the right decision will be made in time.”