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Exodus reveal details on new ‘Blood In Blood Out’ album

by on Aug.29, 2014, under CD/DVD RELEASES, LINKS, ROCK NEWS

Exodus reveal details on new ‘Blood In Blood Out’ album

Legendary architects of thrash metal Exodus have revealed the track listing for their upcoming tenth studio album, 'Blood In Blood Out,' due out on October 10th (EU), 13th (UK) and 14th (NA) via Nuclear Blast Records.

“When I was working on the record, I was sitting around watching TV series like ‘Gangland’ and all these locked-up prison reality shows,” shares guitarist & songwriter Gary Holt. “And I thought, ‘Yeah, that’s like EXODUS.’ It’s a brotherhood. You bleed to get in, you bleed to get out. I’ve been doing this kind of music since I was a teenager and I’ll be doing it ‘til I can’t physically do it anymore.”

1. Black 13
2. Blood In, Blood Out
3. Collateral Damage
4. Salt The Wound
5. Body Harvest
6. BTK
7. Wrapped In The Arms Of Rage
8. My Last Nerve
9. Numb
10. Honor Killings
11. Food For The Worms

Produced by Andy Sneap (ACCEPT, KREATOR, MEGADETH), #BloodInBloodOut marks the first release with returning vocalist Steve “Zetro” Souza since 2004’s Tempo Of The Damned and features cover illustration by Swedish artist Par Olofsson (PSYCROPTIC, ABYSMAL DAWN, REVOCATION).

The album can be pre-ordered from the Nuclear Blast Web Shop in CD, CD/DVD Digipak, and 2-LP exclusive vinyl formats at: http://smarturl.it/EXODUS-Blood.

Bundles include a t-shirt with exclusive artwork for North America + a poster (while supplies last).

EXODUS will head out to South America in October before returning for a supporting run in November with fellow metal titans Slayer and Suicidal Tendencies. The Scion-sponsored leg of this U.S. tour launches on November 11th with two shows at The Fox Theater in Oakland, California. The 26-show trek includes nine headlining off-dates with additional performances to be announced soon. Tickets are on sale now at http://bit.ly/exodus-on-tour.

Due to the overwhelmingly demand, EXODUS is making their VIP Experience packages available for the entire tour via www.SLOtix.com. Fans are encouraged to get them as soon as possible, as VIP package sales will close seven days prior to each show day.

For fans who have already purchased their show ticket and would like to be part of the EXODUS VIP Experience, contact SLO Customer Service at 888-756-4849 or customerservice@slotix.com.

The EXODUS VIP Experience Meet & Greet Package includes:
- One Premium Reserved ticket OR One General Admission Ticket
- Early entry to venue
- Meet & Greet with select members of EXODUS
- Autographed EXODUS Poster
- EXODUS tour t-Shirt
- Collectible EXODUS laminate to commemorate your evening
- Coupon for 25% discount at the online EXODUS merchandise store
- On-site check-in staff

All EXODUS VIP Experience attendees will be included in a giveaway for either an autographed Gary Holt EXODUS guitar. At the end of the tour, Gary Holt will personally call the winner himself to announce that they’ve won!

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Rock Picks of the Week: Sound City Players with Stevie Nicks, Eric Clapton, Anthrax, Red, Taddy Porter, Free Fall

by on Mar.16, 2013, under ROCK NEWS, ROCK PICKS, VIDEO

Rock Picks of the Week: Sound City Players with Stevie Nicks, Eric Clapton, Anthrax, Red, Taddy Porter, Free Fall

Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac has been keeping extremely busy as she readies the return of Fleetwood Mac, as a key member of Dave Grohl‘s Sound City Players. Nicks has already performed multiple times with the band, including a show and a speaking engagement at the SXSW Music Conference in Austin, Texas.

Nicks will spoke on March 15th in the Austin Convention Center, and her Sound City compadre Grohl was the keynote speaker this year at SXSW, and was joined by Nicks, John Fogerty, Lee Ving of Fear, Rick Nielsen, Rick Springfield, Brad Wilk of Rage Against the Machine, Corey Taylor of Slipknot and more at a concert held at the rock hall Stubbs. The Meat Puppets will opened the show.

The Sound City Players track with Stevie from the 'Sound City: Reel To Real' soundtrack quite possibly may be my favorite track on the album. 'You Can’t Fix This' is a haunting, emotional track that features the finest vocal by Stevie that I've heard in a long time. They performed the track on 'The Late Show with David Letterman' last month as well, which you can watch below.

In addition to appearing in that film, Nicks recently produced her own documentary called 'In Your Dreams,' and ten days after her speaking engagement, Nicks' interview with Oprah Winfrey will air on the OWN Network. That episode has already been taped, and it’s expected that Nicks will speak candidly about her history with drugs. On April 4th Fleetwood Mac will begin their 2013 North American tour in Columbus, Ohio. They’ll play 34 dates this spring and summer. Stevie and the band are expected to release at least two new songs, in hopes for inclusin on a new Fleetwood Mac album if the response the the new tracks is positive. If they sound half as good as this song, that is a no-brainer.

Sound City Real to Reel album cover

Eric Clapton's 21st solo studio album 'Old Sock', features his take on 10 of his favorite songs from throughout his life, along with two new tunes. The album features guest artists Paul McCartney, Chaka Khan, Steve Winwood, J.J. Cale and Taj Mahal. The album was released on March 12th.

Clapton covers the reggae flavored 'Further on Down the Road,' by Taj Mahal, shows off his slide-guitar skills on a version of Leadbelly’s 'Goodnight Irene', honkey-tonks it up on the country standard 'Born to Lose' and covers a vintage show tune on 1937's Jerome Kern-Oscar Hammerstein ballad 'The Folks Who Live on the Hill.' The Gershwin Brothers 'Our Love Is Here to Stay' gets the slowhand treatment, with Steve Winwood's Hammond B3 Organ joining in on the cover of Gary Moore's 'Still Got the Blues,' with Peter Tosh's 'Till Your Well Runs Dry' covered as well.

Two Clapton originals, 'Angel', and one of the rock pick of the week 'Gotta Get Over,' round out the album. 'Gotta Get Over' is a solid original, bringing the classic Clapton sound back for us to enjoy. It's a great track from one of the all-timers!

'Old Sock' track listing
1. Further On Down The Road
2. Angel
3. The Folks Who Live On The Hill
4. Gotta Get Over
5. Till Your Well Runs Dry
6. All Of Me
7. Born To Lose
8. Still Got The Blues
9. Goodnight Irene
10. Your One and Only Man
11. Every Little Thing
12. Our Love Is Here To Stay

Clapton is getting ready to head out on the road for U.S. leg of his 2013 concert tour. It kicks off Thursday in Phoenix, Arizona. Then, EC heads to Texas for dates in Austin, Houston and Dallas followed by 10 more U.S. cities.

 

The Anthrax eight-track E.P. 'Anthems' that pays tribute to the classic songs by some of the band's favorite acts from the 1970s, will be released in North America on March 19th (MRI/Megaforce), and on March 22th in Europe (Nuclear Blast). The band's versions of Rush's 'Anthem' and AC/DC's 'T.N.T' are both in Rock Picks this week.

"Anthems" track listing
1. Anthem (Rush)
2. Jailbreak (Thin Lizzy)
3. TNT (AC/DC)
4. Smokin' (Boston)
5. Big Eyes (Cheap Trick)
6. Keep On Runnin' (Journey)
7. Crawl (album version)
8. Crawl (special remix)

Joey Belladonna said about the E.P., "These are all bands I grew up with and have listened to forever. It's just great music. I had fun singing these songs and I was happy recording together with ANTHRAX, doing classic rock songs. Fun stuff!"

The band paid particular attention to the cover of Rush's "Anthem" in order to recreate the nuances of the original song.

"I have to get every little part of Geddy (Lee) down, 'cause I'm a fanatic with that stuff, and I have to," bassist Frank Bello said. "It's great. I love it."

Added Scott: "Charlie bumped into Neil Peart at the (Revolver) Golden Gods Awards a few months ago, and Neil actually said to Charlie, 'Yeah, we heard you guys are covering 'Anthem'. That's so cool. We put the clip of you playing drums [to the song] up on our web site.' And Charlie, I swear to God, he was like, the light, the glow that was coming off him after that was… I'd never seen anything quite like it."

Drummer Charlie Benante told Loudwire, "Back in the day, when we would do encores we would play AC/DC’s ‘Whole Lotta Rosie.’ We never recorded it back then, but when we were in the studio making ‘Worship Music,’ we decided we wanted to. But [singer] Joey [Belladonna] really wanted to do 'T.N.T.' He felt it was more in his style, and he knew the song backwards and forwards, so we recorded that, and it’s great. We recorded the track in Chicago and in Los Angeles [and] the sessions were really easy, felt really good. The thing about ‘T.N.T.’ for me is that there’s not a lot of drumming on it. So the challenge for me was to not go crazy with fills, but to pay tribute to the original recording, and keep it AC/DC."

'Anthems' was produced by Anthrax with Jay Ruston and former guitarist Rob Caggiano and recorded throughout 2012 at Benante's home studio, in Ruston's New York studio, on the band's tour bus while on last summer's Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, in hotel rooms, and backstage at their Berlin show last December.

The 'Anthems' E.P. will be available on CD and digitally via iTunes and other online retailers. Benante and artist Stephen Thompson have redesigned each track's original album cover art to "Anthrax" it. The "Anthems" EP will first be housed in one of the "re-imagined" digipak covers, and then inserted inside the main CD cover sleeve. The main cover sleeve has been designed in such a way so fans will be able to see which one of the six "re-imagined" covers is inside.

Anthrax will continue touring North America on the Metal Alliance Tour kicking back off on March 22nd. For all of these dates, the band will be joined by Shadows Fall guitarist Jon Donais.


Anthrax Anthems album cover

RED’s latest album ‘Release the Panic’ was recently unleashed and hit the Top 10 on the Billboard album chart in its debut week. The disc, which features the hit single ‘Perfect Life,’ marks the first time the band has worked with producer Howard Benson (Halestorm, Papa Roach, P.O.D.). The song impacts immediately and doesn't let up, showing great musicianship and a band on the brink for a major step up in exposure.

The band is also in the midst of Winter Jam Tour 2013, an annual Christian music festival featuring artists in many different genres. After that tour wraps up, they plan on embarking on a headlining run in April.

 

Stillwater, Oklahoma band Taddy Porter are back with the follow up to their self-titled debut from 2010, which was a favorite of mine. The band just released their sophomore album 'Stay Golden' and show a positive progression, while maintaining the esscence of what they are about....great Rock N' Roll.

In talking about the title of the new album, singer and guitarist Andy Brewer recently said, “We wanted the title to pay homage to Oklahoma because it’s our collective home. At the same time, it gives a broader idea of our view on life and nods to that line in The Outsiders, ‘Stay gold, Ponyboy.’ It’s about holding on to your innocence and optimism. You’ve got to stay golden in the face of life’s curveballs, and stay true to yourself. As a band, that’s was our singular goal when we set out to make this album. We needed to remain true to the music we want to make.”

The fantastic first single, 'Fever' follows the guys to the beach surrounded by beautiful ladies "It’s an observation of an untouchable girl who can’t get enough of the nightlife,” reveals the vocalist. “You want her, but you can’t have her. While she’s sexy and has everything that will make you go crazy, she’ll never let you get close enough to figure her out. You can’t get enough of her, and you’ve got the fever.”

I got the fever! Taddy Porter just played 5 gigs surrounding SXSW (South By Southwest) in Austin, Texas this week, followed by a month long tour that will wrap on April 10th in Seattle, Washington.


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Swedish rock band Free Fall make their first appearance in rock picks. I really like the straight ahead rock sound and vibe of this band. Free Fall features guitarist Mattias Bärjed (Soundtrack Of Our Lives) and drummer Ludwig Dahlberg (THE [International] Noise Conspiracy)

The band's bio:
As far as a musical direction there was a clear intention to sound like a mix between early Van Halen, the Stooges and the WHO. Other obvious influences on the band would be rock classics such as Led Zeppelin, UFO, AC/DC and Judas Priest to name a few. First in line to join the band was long time friend and bass wizard Jan Martens, who was joint shortly there after by drummer Ludwig Dahlberg (International Noise conspiracy).
The final, last and very vital piece of the Free Fall puzzle was to find a lead vocalist. And not just any vocalist - but a guy that could deliver the very high standard closing in on over the top vocals that the band was looking for to front Free Fall. The word hit the streets that the band was looking – for a vocalist in the school of Steve Marriot and Bon Scott – and after some time help was found from Mattias and Ludwigs long time friend and producer Don Alsterberg (Graveyard, José Gonzales etc).
Don claimed that he knew a guy called Kim from his hometown – that he was close to sure was the right guy for the job. Kim Fransson showed up at rehearsals, the band jammed a couple of songs and the rest will be history. After signing a deal with Nuclear blast the band went into Studio Cobra in Stockholm and have together with producer, engineer and mixer Martin Ehrencrona recorded an album that will show the world what Free Fall and their Freedom rock is all about. - Power and volume

"World Domination" comes off Free Fall's debut album, 'Power & Volume', which was released on February 22 via Nuclear Blast Records.

'Power & Volume' track listing:
1. Power & Volume
2. Free Fall
3. Midnight Vulture
4. Top Of The World
5. Attila
6. World Domination
7. Love Bombing
8. Damnation
9. Meriola Blues
10. Meat

Bonus:
11. Change Coming
12. Yeah!!!

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Testament ‘Dark Roots Of Earth’ album out on July 31st, third ‘making of’ webisode posted

by on Jul.17, 2012, under CD/DVD RELEASES, ROCK NEWS, VIDEO

Testament ‘Dark Roots Of Earth’ album out on July 31st, third ‘making of’ webisode posted

'Dark Roots Of Earth', the new album from San Francisco Bay Area metal band Testament will be released in North America on July 31 on Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was produced, mixed and mastered by acclaimed British producer Andy Sneap (Arch Enemy, Nevermore, Accept, Exodus). Bonus tracks were recorded, mixed and mastered by Juan Urteaga (Machine Head, Exodus, Ted Nugent, Night Ranger) at his Trident Studios.

"Dark Roots Of Earth" jewel case CD track listing:
1. Rise Up
2. Native Blood
3. Dark Roots Of Earth
4. True American Hate
5. A Day In The Death
6. Cold Embrace
7. Man Kills Mankind
8. Throne Of Thorns
9. Last Stand For Independence

"Dark Roots Of Earth" CD/DVD track listing:
1. Rise Up
2. Native Blood
3. Dark Roots Of Earth
4. True American Hate
5. A Day In The Death
6. Cold Embrace
7. Man Kills Mankind
8. Throne Of Thorns
9. Last Stand For Independence

Bonus:
10. Dragon Attack (Queen cover)
11. Animal Magnetism (Scorpions cover)
12. Powerslave (Iron Maiden cover)
13. Throne Of Thornes (extended version)
+ Bonus DVD

"Dark Roots Of Earth" vinyl track listing:
Side A:
1. Rise Up
2. Native Blood
3. Dark Roots Of Earth

Side B:
4. True American Hate
5. A Day In The Death
6. Cold Embrace

Side C:
7. Man Kills Mankind
8. Throne Of Thorns
9. Last Stand For Independence

Side D (Bonus):
10. Dragon Attack (Queen cover)
11. Animal Magnetism (Scorpions cover)
12. Powerslave (Iron Maiden cover)

Here's the latest and all three webisodes on the making of the new album, follwed by the new tracks already released:



The album cover artwork was painted by Eliran Kantor, who has worked with Athiest, Sigh, Anacrusis and GWAR, and more.

 

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Testament busy recording new album, ready for tour with Anthrax and Death Angel

by on Sep.26, 2011, under CD/DVD RELEASES, ROCK NEWS

Testament busy recording new album, ready for tour with Anthrax and Death Angel

Testament have been spending time in the studio recording their new album, "Dark Roots Of Earth", tentatively due in February 2012 via Nuclear Blast Records. Due to a "serious injury," regular Testament drummer Paul Bostaph was unable to take part in the recording sessions for the CD.

Playing drums on the new album will be Gene "The Atomic Clock" Hoglan (ex-Dark Angel, ex-Strapping Young Lad, Fear Factory, Dethklok). Lamb Of God's Chris Adler will make a special guest appearance on a couple of bonus tracks.

Testament guitarist Alex Skolnick said: "We're more than halfway done recording the new album, 'Dark Roots of Earth'. It's coming along as well or better than any album this band has done. It just seems to have a focus, clarity and definition on a level that I don't remember at this point in the process. Of course, you can never truly sum up an album until all the tracks are recorded, the mixes are done and the entire collection is mastered. But from where things stand right now, it's looking like we may have a winner."

San Francisco Bay Area thrash legends Testament have announced that it will again be offering special VIP/Meet-And-Greet Packs on its upcoming co-headlining tour with Anthrax with opener Death Angel. Testament offered these packs on last year's monumental "American Carnage" tour (also featuring Megadeth and Slayer), which presented fans with a unique and exclusive chance to spend time with the band before doors opened, take photos and get autographs and talk to the band. This year with the VIP/Meet-And-Greet Packs, fans will have another chance to hang out, sign autographs and take photos with the band, as well as have access to a ticket to their performance, special merchandise hand-picked by the band, and a collectible Testament laminate.

Here's what is included in the Testament Meet-And-Greet Package:
-One General Admission ticket
-Meet-and-greet with select members of Testament
-Photo with select members of Testament
-Autograph opportunity with select members of Testament
-Testament merchandise items*
- T-shirt of your choice from the merch booth (before doors open)
- Opportunity to purchase a second item at half off from the merch booth (before doors open)
- Assorted guitar picks
- Wristband
- Rare, out of print "Live At The Filmore" cassette
- Original printing of "Demonic" CD
- Collectible Testament laminate

For more information on how to obtain your special VIP/Meet-And-Greet Pack, head over to www.slotix.com!

Testament have also announced that former drummer John Tempesta (Exodus, White Zombie, Rob Zombie, Helmet, The Cult) will be bashing the skins on the band's upcoming U.S. tour with Anthrax and Death Angel. The tour starts on October 14 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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Doro Pesch: 25 Years In Rock DVD/CD out in the U.S. on Sept. 13….check out album video trailer

by on Aug.20, 2011, under CD/DVD RELEASES, ROCK NEWS, VIDEO

Doro Pesch: 25 Years In Rock DVD/CD out in the U.S. on Sept. 13….check out album video trailer

Metal Queen Doro Pesch will release the "25 Years In Rock" 2DVD/CD set on September 13 via Nuclear Blast Records. It features the entire 25-year anniversary concert, including guest performances in front of about 10,000 enthusiastic fans in Düsseldorf, Germany as well as a China special, outtakes from Doro's 2500th concert and a lot more.

A trailer for the North American version of the "25 Years In Rock" DVD, which was made available in Europe in November 2010 via Nuclear Blast, can be seen below..

Pesch celebrated her 25-year career as the reigning queen of German heavy metal by performing a three-hour set on December 13, 2008 at the ISS Dome in Düsseldorf, Germany. Guest appearances include Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth (Overkill) and the Scorpions' Klaus Meine and Rudolf Schenker,

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