Last Thursday evening on his radio program, “Nights With Alice Cooper,” ALICE COOPER debuted the first single, “Paranoiac Personality” off the forthcoming album Paranormal. As previously announced, Paranormal features two songs written and recorded with the original members of the Alice Cooper band and also has guest appearances by ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons, U2 drummer Larry Mullen and Roger Glover of Deep Purple. The album is out July 28 on earMUSIC and can be pre-ordered via Amazon and iTunes today. There will also be a limited run of blood-red vinyl available at indie retailers across the country.
The guitar-driven “Paranoiac Personality” is a perfect entry point to Alice’s searing rock record. An album that explores the fringes of society, the end of the world, encounters with the devil and more. Paranormal was produced by long-time collaborator Bob Ezrin (Pink Floyd, Deep Purple). In addition to the new studio album and the two new recordings from the original Alice Cooper band, fans will receive a bonus of six live tracks recorded at one of Cooper’s 2016 shows in Columbus, OH.
Alice Cooper’s North American tour also kicked off this week. He’ll join up with Deep Purple beginning in August. Highlights include The Greek in Los Angeles on August 13 and Jones Beach on August 26. Alice Cooper is on a world tour throughout 2017. Full North American tour dates below.
TRACK LISTING: 1. Paranormal
2. Dead Flies
4. Paranoiac Personality
5. Fallen In Love
6. Dynamite Road
7. Private Public Breakdown
8. Holy Water
10. The Sound of A
New studio recordings with the original Alice Cooper band:
11. Genuine American Girl
12. You And All Of Your Friends
Live in Columbus, Ohio, May 6, 2016 with the current Alice Cooper band:
13. No More Mr. Nice Guy
14. Under My Wheels
15. Billion Dollar Babies
16. Feed My Frankenstein
17. Only Women Bleed
18. School’s Out
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR:
Jun 09 — Vetter Stone Amphitheater — Mankato, MN
Jun 12 — Paramount Theatre — Denver, CO
Jun 13 — Kingsbury Hall — Salt Lake City, UT Jun 16 — Thunder Valley Casino Amphitheater — Lincoln, CA Jun 17 — Cuthbert Amphitheatre — Eugene, OR Jun 18 — Pepsi Summer Outdoor Concert Series — Airway Heights, WA Jun 20 — Rabobank Theater — Bakersfield, CA Jun 21 — Pechanga Theater — Temecula, CA Jun 22 — AVA Amphitheater — Tucson, AZ Jun 24 — KLAQ Streetfest — El Paso, TX
WITH DEEP PURPLE: Aug 12 — Chelsea Theater at The Cosmopolitan — Las Vegas, NV Aug 13 — The Greek — Los Angeles, CA Aug 15 — AK Chin Pavilion — Phoenix, AZ Aug 16 — Isletta Amphitheatre — Albuquerque, NM Aug 18 — Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion — Houston, TX Aug 19 — Gexa Energy Pavilion — Dallas, TX Aug 21 — Chastain Park Amphitheatre — Atlanta, GA Aug 23 — Jiffy Lube Live — Bristow, VA Aug 24 — BB&T Pavilion — Camden, NJ Aug 26 — Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre — Wantagh, NY Aug 27 — Xfinity Center — Boston, MA Aug 28 P.N.C. Bank Arts Center — Holmdel, NJ Aug 30 — Klipsch Amphitheater — Indianapolis, IN Sept 01 — KeyBank Pavilion — Pittsburgh, PA Sept 02 — Molson Canadian Amphitheatre — Toronto, ON Sept 03 — DTE Energy Music Theatre — Detroit, MI Sept 06 — Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre — Chicago, IL Sept 08 — Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre — St. Louis, MO Sept 09 — Blossom Music Center — Cleveland, OH Sept 10 — Riverbend Music Center — Cincinnati, OH
KMFDM DROP “HELL YEAH” LYRIC VIDEO
KMFDM have dropped the lyric video for “Hell Yeah,” which is an “instant” classic for the band, thanks to its ultra-heavy beat and Sascha Konietzko’s trademark cynical lyrics.
The song is featured onYEAH!, the five-track EP of brand-new songs, remixes and edits, out June 23 via earMUSIC. The band’s new studio album is out in August. Details are coming soon. The band will back on tour in the States this September/October. More details to follow.
ONCE HUMAN “EVOLUTION TOUR 2017” CONTINUES ALL SUMMER
ONCE HUMAN are further cementing their status as road warriors. The band will spend the rest of the month of June on tour with Wednesday 13 and will then join forces with DragonForce for the month of July. They are touring in support of their sophomore album Evolution, out now. Also, you can see singer Lauren Hart on the cover of the magazine’s most recent “Hottest Chicks in Metal” issue.
Once Human’s June and July tour dates are below. Get in touch with ticket + interview requests!
ONCE HUMAN ON TOUR: WITH WEDNESDAY 13:
6/16 — Metro Music Hall — Salt Lake City, UT
6/17 — Sunshine Studios Live — Colorado Springs, CO
6/18 — Marquis Theater — Denver, CO
6/20 — Launchpad — Albuquerque, NM
6/21 — Juggernaut Music — Gallup, NM
6/22 — The Green Room — Flagstaff, AZ
6/23 — Count’s Vamp’d — Las Vegas, NV
6/24 — Fulton 55 — Fresno, CA
6/25 — Whisky A Go Go — Hollywood, CA
6/27 — Brick By Brick — San Diego, CA
6/28 — Club Red — Mesa, AZ
6/30 — My Place — Abilene, TX
7/1 — Paper Tiger — San Antonio, TX
7/2 — Come and Take It Live — Austin, TX
7/7 — Slim’s — San Francisco, CA
7/8 — The Roxy Theatre — West Hollywood, CA
7/9 — Club Red — Mesa, AZ
7/11 — The Rock Box — San Antonio, TX
7/12 — Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill — Dallas, TX
7/14 — Fubar — St. Louis, MO
7/17 — El Club — Detroit, MI
7/18 — Rock & Roll Hotel — Washington, DC
7/20 — Highline Ballroom — New York, NY
7/21 — Brighton Music Hall — Allston, MA
7/23 — Corona Theatre — Montreal, Canada
7/24 — The Opera House — Toronto, Canada
7/26 — The Masquerade — Atlanta, GA
7/27 — The Beacham — Orlando, FL
7/28 — The Orpheum — Tampa, FL
7/29 — Culture Room — Ft. Lauderdale, FL
UNISONIC TO RELEASE LIVE IN WACKEN ON JULY 21 VIA earMUSIC
earMUSIC announces the release on CD + DVD of Unisonic’s 2016 Wacken Open Air show.
With their 2012 self-titled debut album, Unisonic unleashed a storm of enthusiasm. For the first time in 23 years, the two former members of Hamburg’s metal institution Helloween — Michael Kiske and Kai Hansen – reunited to play in the same band. More than a few metal fans might have shed a tear.
After the successful follow-up album Light Of Dawn (2014), a worldwide tour followed with memorable gigs in South America, Europe and Japan until Unisonic, still at full speed, brought their energy to the small village of Wacken where one of the biggest and most spectacular metal festivals in the world takes place every year.
On stage the band showed their class and diversity; their sound is spiked with remarkable riffs and guitar solos, thundering grooves, classic metal hymns and hooks other bands would be dying to write. And on top the anthemic vocals of Kiske, whose “out-of-this-world” voice is so extraordinary and strong, he is often mentioned in the same breath with Bruce Dickinson, Rob Halford and Geoff Tate.
Like the studio albums, Live in Wacken was mixed and mastered by the band’s own Dennis Ward.
The Unisonic show will be available on a limited CD+DVD (Digipak) version. The bonus DVD includes the video recording of six songs from their spectacular performance.
For the Kingdom
King For a Day
A Little Time
Your Time Has Come
When The Deed Is Done
Throne of the Dawn
March of Time
For the Kingdom
Your Time Has Come
When The Deed Is Done
March Of Time
INTRODUCING GIZMODROME:STEWART COPELAND, ADRIAN BELEW, MARK KING, VITTORIO COSMA
TO RELEASE THEIR DEBUT ALBUM WORLDWIDE ON earMUSIC ON SEPTEMBER 15
“Strange Things Happen” is the title of a song on Gizmodrome‘s debut album.
Certainly great things have happened in the studio, when the four incredible talents met to create one of the most exciting and versatile albums of 2017.
Gizmodrome are in fact a high-voltage “All-Star-Band” formed by Stewart Copeland (The Police and multi-awarded soundtracks composer), Mark King (Level 42), Adrian Belew (ex-King Crimson, David Bowie, Frank Zappa and Talking Heads), and Vittorio Cosma (who played with Italian prog legends PFM and an impressive list of Italian and international stars).
Their self-titled debut album will be released worldwide by earMUSIC on September 15, 2017.
In days of “long-distance recording,” with musicians emailing each other sound files, never having been in the same room, Gizmodrome started with the very opposite approach: real old school excitement by four musicians in the rehearsal room!
It is not a surprise that four musicians with such diverse talents and backgrounds, playing one step from each other, have created music that is vibrant, electric and unpredictable.
Stewart Copeland who is known for his exceptional drum style in songs that changed pop rock forever, is obviously the wild talent behind the drum. But he takes the lead as the main singer in almost all songs and it is the match of his unique vocal approach with the melodic vocals lines of Mark King and the extravagant singing style of Belew to make each song a masterpiece!
One would naturally wonder how two US based musicians could end up forming a band with one English and one Italian musician…
Stewart Copeland explains, “Vittorio and I have been playing together for years, in Italy, but it got serious when Adrian and Mark joined us for 15 days of wild creativity in a Milan recording studio. If you put the right guys together in a rehearsal room, ‘strange things’ definitely happen!”
“Progressive pop” could be a definition that would sum all the elements in Gizmodrome, but it would probably do no justice to the wild rock guitars of Adrian Belew or the imaginative and poetic keyboards of Vittorio Cosma.
One thing is sure: Gizmodrome are unpredictable and pioneering.
Gizmodrome was produced by Claudio Dentes, a wizard producer that could be best described as the musical version of Dr. Brown in Back to the Future, responsible for some of the most creative and successful Italian production for the last 30 years.
For all those, curious to have a taste of Gizmodrome, a “work in progress” version of the song “Amaka Pipa” can be found here.