Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Butcher Babies

Butcher Babies Slicing Through A Town Near You

A Tribute To Tom Malenski:

A Tribute To Thomas Malenski

Omnislash-October 2014 Band Of The Month

October 2014 Band Of The Month

Faster Pussycat: Taime Downe

Taime Downe Takes Time to Talk with Shockwave and everything Faster Pussycat

3PM, You know what time it is!!

The Time Is 3PM and You Better Not Forget It

Butcher Babies A Tribute To Tom Malenski: Omnislash-October 2014 Band Of The Month Faster Pussycat: Taime Downe 3PM, You know what time it is!!
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Shattered Sun

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Shattered Sun is an up-and-coming metal-core band and I was extremely honored and proud to engage these new metal artists. Being a Hispanic and sharing a love for the genre made this interview a bit special. How so? The entire musical line of this band happens to be Hispanic. My conversation with vocalist Marcos Leal was quite insightful; we touched on a lot within a short period of time. The direction and future of this newly minted project was astonishing. Shattered Sun is a sextet hailing from the small town of Alice, Texas. Their sound provides hard hitting riffs laced with Leal's unique vocal assault. The band provides ripping arrangements tooled in advance by its founder and guitarist Daniel Trejo along with input from their drummer, Robert Garza, who lays down some fierce acrobatic drumming. I can assure you it's a collaborative effort as the vocalist describes it and the musical foundation is laid brick by brick. Shattered Sun is a true testimony to the hard driving sprit of its members, a definite cohesiveness that eludes many bands today. They've all grown up in an area riddled with violence, gangs and drugs. All too often we hear how the...

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Chiodos: Devil

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Chiodos is back with a vengeance on their fourth album, "Devil". The band has produced a sonic masterpiece that takes the listener on a musical and emotional roller coaster ride. Original vocalist Craig Owens and drummer Derrick Frost are back in the fold, and form the twisting and turning track for the rest of the band to ride upon. Keyboardist Bradley Bell, bassist Matt Goddard, and guitarists Pat McManaman and Thomas Erak play with wild abandon and stellar technical prowess. Owens uses every facet of his vocal ability to deliver the full range of emotions necessary to match his lyrics. He is the rare vocalist who can sing softly and sweetly, loudly and angrily, and everything in between. "Devil" is full of great songs of all styles of rock.

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UPON A BURNING BODY Announces January 2015 Co-Headline Tour with VEIL OF MAYA, Presented by REVOLVER
Wednesday, 26 November 2014 07:54    | Written by Brandon Delano    PDF Print E-mail

UPON A BURNING BODY Announces January 2015 Co-Headline Tour with VEIL OF MAYA, Presented by REVOLVER

 

Kicking Off January 8th in Atlanta, GA –

Featuring Support from Volumes, Gideon and The Last Seconds of Life


 

 

Adding to an already packed winter touring season, UPON A BURNING BODY is pleased to announce their upcoming co-headline tour with labelmates Veil of Maya! Presented by REVOLVER Magazine and appropriately dubbed the “Slow Your Troll and Know Your Role” tour, the run kicks off on January 8th in Atlanta, GA and will feature support from Volumes, Gideon and The Last Ten Seconds of Life. The tour ends with a bang in West Hollywood, CA on January 31st.

 

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CHARM CITY DEVILS GIVE THANKS
Tuesday, 25 November 2014 15:07    | Written by Shockwave Magazine Staff    PDF Print E-mail

I remember Charm City Devils (formerly called "Chosen Son" and "Forty Acres") as a hard rock band from Baltimore, Maryland, their frontman has been on the cover of Shockwave Magazine in virtually every band he's been in, including SR-71. Drummer John Allen as the frontman, was signed to Eleven Seven Music in 2009. After signed with his label, Mötley Crüe bassist and Eleven Seven Music chairman, Nikki Sixx, was the one who suggested the band's current name Charm City Devils, and the name fits perfect, a bunch of blue collar Baltimore boys, or so it seems. Anyway, I've been watching little John Allen since the early days of Childs Play and enjoy the relateable blue collar lyrics that a Bmore boy like myslef can identify with. So, when giving thanks this week to his loyal friends and legions, John, Jason, Anthony, Vic and Nicky of course will be saluting thier blue collar roots along with their seasoned veterans and buddies from Cinder Road, Fatally Yours and others will serve up a healthy heaping of Thanksgiving this Wednesday at Baltimore Soundstage.

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Last Updated ( Tuesday, 25 November 2014 15:55 )
 
SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque Show
Saturday, 15 November 2014 13:43    | Written by Brandon Delano    PDF Print E-mail
SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque show features performances and music, complete with tongue-in-cheek humor and raw erotic sexuality.  SuicideGirls stun in the new 2014 line-up featuring new striptease performances poking fun at Adventure Time, Clockwork Orange and other favorites, this is unlike any other Burlesque show on the planet.
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The show features stunning choreography from renowned choreographer, Manwe Sauls-Addison, who has worked with world famous performers such as Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez and Lady Gaga.  He has assembled a team of the sexiest, most talented SuicideGirls to create the ultimate provocative tribute to pop-culture that Burlesque has ever seen.
Nov. 15th – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room 
Nov. 16th – Orlando, FL – The Plaza Live 
Nov. 18th – Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall 
Nov. 19th – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues 
Nov. 20th – Dallas, TX – House of Blues 
Nov. 21st – Austin, TX – Emo’s 
Nov. 22nd – San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit 
Nov. 23rd – Houston, TX – House of Blues 
Nov. 25th – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theater 
Nov. 26th – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre 
Nov. 28th – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas 
Nov. 30th – Reno, NV – Knitting Factory 
Dec. 3rd – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater 
Dec. 5th – Los Angeles, CA – House of Blues 
Dec. 7th – San Diego, CA – House of Blues 
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 25 November 2014 16:02 )
 
ALTER BRIDGE @ The Wiltern Theatre 10-26-2014
Thursday, 06 November 2014 23:03    | Written by Mike Zambelli    PDF Print E-mail

ALTER BRIDGE @ The Wiltern Theatre 10-26-2014

Alter Bridge culminated their “Fortress” tour at the vintage 1931 Art Deco Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles Sunday night with a vintage performance. Their recent tour began with sold out venues throughout Europe followed by the same in the United States, including some festival dates. The tour went on hiatus so guitarist Mark Tremonti could do some shows with his other band, Tremonti, and singer Myles Kennedy performed some dates with Slash’s band, with the latter bringing in new Alter Bridge fans.

Some of the fans at the show traveled from all around the globe, including Japan, Russia, and Nashville, in addition to many other locales. There was a wide array of devoted fans that had to be at the final show of this tour.

The ”Fortress” tour and album have been critically acclaimed due to a heavier sound resulting in a heavier live performance. The set-list consisted of tracks mainly from “Blackbird” and “Fortress.” They played 17 songs over an hour and 45 minutes while still leaving some of their fan favorites not played. With an amazing catalogue collection of almost 60 original songs, they have developed a well-deserved reputation of creating catchy songs with world-class musicianship and vocals.

Many fans believe they perform live versions that are superior to the studio versions. This shows their ongoing artistic exploration in striving to be the best they can be. The experimentation and adaptation with the live songs result in an improved performance and a unique experience for their passionate fan base.

The packed house was intense from the outset starting out with the solid opening acts, Like a Storm and California Breed featuring Glenn Hughes. Hughes came out to play the first encore, which was a Deep Purple classic, “Highway Star.” Finishing out the set was “Rise Today,” one of the band’s most popular anthems.

The crowd appreciated a great show, but seemingly they could have stayed there for hours more watching four excellent musicians displaying mastery of their craft. Afterward, some of the adjectives from the fans about the show included: divine, epic, masterful, amazing, wonderful, and many “best show ever” comments. There was a buzz and anticipation regarding when Alter Bridge will tour again and record a fifth album.

For now fans will have to wait as the band plans another hiatus for Myles to tour with Slash throughout Europe, and for Mark to put the finishing touches on his second album and probable tour with Tremonti. Listening to their four studio recordings plus their live shows on DVD, “Live in Amsterdam” and “Live from Wembley,” will have to suffice in the meantime.

Alter Bridge

  

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 25 November 2014 15:58 )
 
The Perfect Rolling Stones Setlist
Thursday, 30 October 2014 09:56    | Written by Andre Smith    PDF Print E-mail

“If you start me up, If you start me up, I’ll never stop.”

The famous refrain from The Rolling Stones song, “Start Me Up” could be a reference to the longevity of the world’s greatest rock ‘n’ roll band.

Over 50 years in and the band are still going strong and still filling out arenas and stadiums around the world. This week the band embark on the rescheduled Australia and New Zealand leg of their “14 on Fire” tour. (The original dates were postponed due to the tragic death of frontman Mick Jagger’s partner L’Wren Scott).

It has to be difficult for the band to condense a back catalogue that stretches over six decades—and one that includes long list of songs that are regarded as some of the greatest rock cuts of all time—into a setlist that will please every fan.

Just how do you keep die-hard fans, who would love nothing more than to see a forgotten gem aired live, happy alongside those who just want to party along to the classics?

When asked about the art of choosing a setlist in the past, frontman Mick Jagger has usually veered towards playing all the crowd-pleasers. Fans have paid good money to watch the band and want to hear the hits; reportedly, Keith Richards would rather mix it up a little.

A very quick rundown of some of the songs that you might feel short-changed not to hear at a ‘Stones gig would probably throw up names such as:

Sympathy For The Devil

(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction

Gimme Shelter

Jumpin’ Jack Flash

Paint It Black

Brown Sugar

You Can’t Always Get What You Want Angie

It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll

...the list could go on for a while and the debate could rage for as long as the band are still touring!

Thankfully for fans in Australia and New Zealand tickets are still available—and with such classics having been well-represented on previous legs of the tour alongside deeper cuts such as Slipping Away and You Got Me Rocking (and a few Keith Richards-fronted numbers), there really ought to be something to keep everyone happy.

The Rolling Stones “14 On Fire” Tour of Australia and New Zealand:

Saturday October 25 - Adelaide Oval

Wednesday October 29 - Perth Arena

Saturday November 1 - Perth Arena

Wednesday November 5 - Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne

Saturday November 8 - Hanging Rock, Macedon

Wednesday November 12 - Sydney Allphones Arena

Saturday November 15 - Hope Estate, Hunter Valley

Tuesday November 18 - Brisbane Entertainment Centre

Saturday November 22 - Auckland Mt Smart Stadium

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 25 November 2014 16:01 )
 
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