Las Vegas indie rockers Caravels have announced dates for a Summer tour that kicks off with a hometown show on May 8. The tour runs through June 3rd and includes dates with Octaves, Frameworks, Old Gray and I Will Kill Giants. The band will make an appearance at Bledfest in Howell, MI on May 25 joining such acts as Anti-Flag, Andrew W.K., Pianos Become The Teeth and many more.
The 47th episode (aired on March 27, 2013) of the Dropping The Needle podcast features hosts Michael Brandvold and Mitch Lafon speaking with Chuck Wright from the band Heaven and Earth. Dropping The Needle is the podcast where all music from all genres is discussed. New releases, classic albums, rediscovered music, signed and unsigned. No ass kissing, just two guys talking about music. Dropping The Needle is hosted Michael Brandvold from Michael Brandvold Marketing and Mitch Lafon, rock journalist.
On the 43rd episode of the Dropping The Needle podcast, hosts Michael Brandvold and Mitch Lafon return to speak with former Guns N' Roses manager Alan Niven. This time it's ALL Guns N' Roses. Over one hour spent talking about the birth on Guns N' Roses right up to just when the band is about to break big. Keith Richards speaking with Slash about his leaving GNR. Who is the heart of the soul of GNR. His reaction to Slash trying out for Poison. Why, who and how they released and distributed Live Like a Suicide. The fake controversy of the album cover. The fake controversy the first time GNR went to England. And, the relationship with Geffen Records as things started to grow for the band.
The Browning are due to shoot a brand new music video in March, and are giving fans the chance to appear in it alongside the band. The band will be filming a video for the track "Ashamed" on March 21st at Aftershock in Merriam, Kansas, with Thunder Down Country productions. As well as filming the video, The Browning will also be playing a short live set for the fans, with support from Conflicts.
Rammstein’s 'VIDEOS 1995-2012' DVD collection has a new release date of March 12, 2013. Originally due in stores on January 15, it was decided to delay the release following a manufacturing plant error, as the band wanted to ensure their fans receive the highest quality packaging possible. Fans who purchased the collection through Amazon’s pre-order will receive their DVDs in conjunction with the new release date.
Welcome to the 39th episode (February 11, 2013) of the Dropping The Needle podcast. In this episode Michael Brandvold and Mitch Lafon are joined by Brian Tatler of Diamond Head. Brian chats the early days of the NWOBHM New Wave of British Heavy Metal. The first album he purchased. How Richie Blackmore and Deep Purple are the reason he became a musician. How Metallica bought his house. Diamond Head's 2013 plans and how he forgives Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin.
During last week’s Superbowl, the biggest event in the American entertainment calendar, Matt Rose, vocalist with UK tech metallers Monuments (Century Media), took a break from the band’s busy touring schedule to add his vocal prowess to the EDM inspired track, "Running All My Life" by Walking Def. The track appeared in an advert for GoPro, in one of the most fiercely fought over commercial slots of the year.
The February 4, 2013, of the Dropping The Needle podcast features hosts Michael Brandvold and Mitch Lafon joined by Michel "Away" Langevin of Voivod. Michel talks about Voivod celebrating 30 years and their new album 'Target Earth'. He also tells the story of the moment he knew he wanted to be a musician... hitchhiking nearly six hours to Quebec to see Iron Maiden, Girlshool and Motorhead perform.
Dallas heavy metal act Seeker has posted a video teaser for its upcoming single "Alone" (feat. Corey Bennet of Bermuda) on YouTube - watch it just inside.
Portuguese thrash metallers Switchtense have recently released a live video-clip for the song "Face Off". The track comes from their upcoming live release 'Switchtense – 10 Unbreakable Years', which includes their entire performance at Moita Metal Fest on March 30th, 2012. The video can be seen just below.
In honor of his birthday, Zakk Wylde has opened up his new Black Label Society merch store with a gift to the fans - a new video! Watch the video below... it was directed, edited and animated by Matt Zane. Black Label Society are due to film a new live DVD outing by the name of 'Unblackened' in March. The shoot will take place at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, CA on March 6th. The special show will see the band tackle various songs from their back catalogue; along with tracks from Zakk Wylde‘s solo album and his Pride & Glory project.
Victory Records' Calgary, Alberta-based progressive/hardcore band Fall City Fall has just released exclusive video stills from taken during the shoot of their new music video for the song "Lovebirds". The digital single comes from their forthcoming album 'Victus' which is due out on January 22nd, 2013. The photos are taken from an upcoming video series that hasn't been released yet, so check them out below!
Today Universal Music regretfully announces that due to a manufacturing plant error, the release of Rammstein’s 'Videos 1995-2012' will be delayed until February 2013. The new date will be announced next week. Originally due in stores on January 15, it was decided to delay the release as the band wanted to ensure their fans receive the highest quality packaging possible. Fans who purchased the collection through Amazon’s pre-order will receive their DVDs in conjunction with the new release date.
An exclusive teaser clip of Hotel Diablo's new video "Psycho, California" can be found just below. The video was recently shot in Los Awith nine-time Emmy Award-winning and MTV Video Music Award-nominated director Fabio Jafet (Pitbull, Enrique Iglesias, Children of Bodom). "We are beyond excited to be working with Fabio," says Grossi. "We have all been fans of his work for a long time and feel he is the perfect director to bring 'Psycho, California' to life on screen."
Electro alt rockers The Rabid Whole are giving fans a sneak peak of what's to come in the New Year as the band will be releasing their new music video "Future", but before they do, they have posted a teaser online. Check it out at the bottom of the article. The video was directed by Shawn Haynes.
Norwegian hard rock sextet Dunderbeist will soon release a music video for their new single, "Father Serpent," from their recently released album 'Songs of The Buried.' The video was filmed in Hamar, Norway by Jens Haugen, with whom the band also recently worked with on their latest photo shoot. The video is said to feature, "awesome scenery, snakes, cockroaches, a black stallion and the band doing what they do best - looking good!"
Alice Copper drummer Glen Sobel (whose other credits include Vivian Campbell, Beautiful Creatures, Sixx: A.M. and Paul Gilbert) has uploaded drum cam footage of "Dirty Diamonds" on his YouTube Channel from the very last show of 2012 the Cooper tour in Indio, CA. The show marked the end of a 6-month tour which saw Sobel missing 5 weeks in the middle due to a neck injury before returning at the beginning of the Fall leg - check out the clip below!
Icelandic rock heathens Solstafir performed a KEXP Radio Session as part of the Iceland Airwaves Festival.
Earlier this year Imminent Sonic Destruction released their debut 'Recurring Themes'. The album was produced by Roy Z (Halford, Bruce Dickinson), and features nine original tracks that showcase the band's vocal harmonies soaring over original progressive-metal riffing, melodic compositions and the rhythms of ex-Tiles drummer, Pat DeLeon. 'Recurring Themes' was financed entirely by the band and is available for purchase via the band's website, iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, Lasers Edge, Dearborn Music and is now available through Nightmare Records.
Giant-X, the spectacular new band founded by Running Wild's Rolf Kasparek and Peter J. Jordan, has released the first studio footage from the recording sessions of their debut album 'I' - view the video below