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Five Finger Death Punch release video for “House of the Rising Sun”

March 24, 2014

  One of our favorite bands, Five Finger Death Punch have released their new video for their cover of “House of the Rising Sun”. It is awesome and one thing is for sure,, when 5FDP do something, they always do it with a 150% passion. One of the reasons, I love this band so much. The Mad Max style video was filmed in the high deserts of Nevada and was directed by the band’s guitarist Zoltan Bathory in conjunction with Thought Pirates Film’s Brian Neal.  Zoltan explains,   “The song’s lyrics are about gambling and drinking and we wanted to recreate those gun swinging outlaw poker scenes familiar from classic western movies, however I just couldn’t see us riding horses in the video so we shifted eras and went for a Mad Max-like post apocalyptic vibe with the cars and the bikes we ride anyway. We didn’t want any performance footage; the plan was to make the song sort of a soundtrack to a short story.”     Five Finger Death Punch have had great success with their two-part masterwork, THE WRONG SIDE [Read More]

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Bands

Interview with Eyes Set To Kill as they Infect San Francisco with their amazing performance!

March 22, 2014

Earlier this week, we had the opportunity to catch Eyes Set To Kill in San Francisco at the DNA Lounge. They have been busy on tour for the “Revolver Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock Tour” and were performing at the intimate upstairs stage at the DNA Lounge. For the tour, they have been playing larger venues and it was great to catch them in this smaller setting as they played with Cilver and San Francisco band The Light Iris. We caught up with the band just after soundcheck and are pleased to bring you that interview here:   After The Light Iris warming up the crowd with some great metal core and a  great set by Cilver, Eyes Set To Kill came out and rocked the DNA. Even though Alexia said she was losing her voice, you would have never known since they sounded every bit as awesome as always. With the recent departure of Cisco, they had an energetic rhythm guitarist play on a couple songs with them.  They also performed a couple acoustic [Read More]

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Alternative

Marmozets release new single and video for “Why Do You Hate Me?”

March 20, 2014

Just yesterday, we announced that the Marmozets were added to the 2014 Vans Warped Tour lineup. We are excited to catch them out on tour since they have been one of our MUST SEE LIST! This young band out of Britain have been busy making a name for themselves here in the States. We first heard of them when they were played on XM Sirius Octane channel last year and we had to look them up. They are known for their rockin alternative math elements in their songs. They are intense and delivering an exciting new sound that you will  have to hear. Marmozets have just released a video and their single for “Why Do You Hate Me?” Check it out here:   Band Members: BECCA MACINTYRE – Vocals SAM MACINTYRE – Guitar/Vocals JACK BOTTOMLEY – Guitar WILL BOTTOMLEY – Bass/Vocals JOSH MACINTYRE- Drums You can pick up their new single which is out on Itunes here.   Make sure to check them out and visit their social media sites to stay up to date on [Read More]

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Bands

Avatar releases new video for “Hail The Apocalypse”

March 17, 2014

Just last week we heard the great news about the new album from Avatar, Hail The Apocalypse and this week they have released a video for the title track. Vocalist Johannes Eckerström comments on the new video:  “This is our best video to date. I play your friendly neighborhood doomsday prophet. You get to follow me facing the unbelievers & their reactions when chaos ensues. Good times all around & we are using some really amazing special effects to blow up the planet. Oh, and it’s done like a silent movie.”   Check out the video here:   Once you take a listen to the new track, you will be wanting more. This Swedish metal band has been getting a lot of airplay and everyone now knows their name. They had great success with their last album Black Waltz which was released in 2012.  Their new album is set to release May 13, 2014 but you can pre-order here now. The track listing for the album is listed below: 1. Hail The Apocalypse 2. What I Don’t Know [Read More]

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'80s Rock

Steel Panther announces US and Canada Tour Dates! Get ready to ROCK!!

March 10, 2014

With a little over 2 weeks left until the release of the much highly anticipated new album,  “All You Can Eat“. Steel Panther have just announced 31 tour dates for the US and Canada!  We are hoping they will continue to add more since we need a CALIFORNIA date PLEASE!!!   Here are the dates announced: 5/3 Seattle, WA The Showbox 5/4 Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom 5/7 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre 5/8 Witchita, KS The Cotillion 5/10 Oklahoma City, OK Diamond Ballroom 5/11 Houston, TX House of Blues 5/13 Orlando, FL House of Blues 5/15 North Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues 5/16 Silver Spring, MD The Filmore 5/17 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts 5/18 Sayerville, NJ Starland Ballroom 5/20 Montreal, QUE Metropolis 5/21 Boston, MA House of Blues 5/23 Hampton Beach, NH Hampton Beach Casino 5/24 Portland, ME The 5/26 Toronto, ON Sound Academy 5/27 New York, NY Irving Plaza 5/28 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE 5/29 Cleveland, OH House of Blues 5/31 Kansas City, MO Rockfest 6/1 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion This year Steel [Read More]

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Bands

DECODED release music video for Red Handed

March 6, 2014

Last year we told you about the new album by Decoded and how much we loved it. You can read that post here.  I hope you all got your copy of it and have it on your regular playlists. Decoded has just released their music video for their catchy song, Red Handed. You can check it out here:   As we mentioned before, Decoded has been through  well over a dozen member changes since their 2012 start but through it all frontman Derek Jordan and drummer Heather Miller weathered the changes and came out on top. Today Decoded is Derek Jordan, Heather Miller, Ian McCulloch and Amy Clark. Topanga was recorded at The Fortress and Kingsize Soundlabs and mixed and mastered by David Rieley.  You can head over to decoded‘s Facebook page or their bandcamp page and download it now. You can also order the physical CD which I think is the best way to go and it includes the immediate download of the album.  It is also available on Itunes here. Topanga  is a must have album and Derek’s voice is not only powerful as you are held [Read More]

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Bands

Slash gives you something to look forward to on Tuesdays!

February 25, 2014

Slash now gives us something to look forward to on Tuesdays! ERNIE BALL has just launched Real To Reel With Slash which will be a digital series featuring the Grammy winning iconic Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarits, Slash and his band Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators! Starting today, Tuesday February 25th, you can head over to www.slashonline.com to watch the first episode. The artists will give you a fly on the wall look at the recording process and behind the scenes of their forthcoming third solo album album. I have worn out on all my Slash ft. Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators albums so I can’t wait for this one! You will be able to watch interviews, gear talk and just get a peak into their recording world. “I love the process of recording live in the studio and the sound of a rock-n-roll band recorded on two-inch tape as opposed to digital. I thought it would be cool to show some footage of us doing exactly that,“ said Slash. So check it out and [Read More]