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
Blood and gore all over the place, smelly feet in a car with closed windows, and as if that wasn't enough, there are roadies crawling through grotty attics, interspersed with wild parties, plenty of drugs and tons of alcoholic beverages - somehow you can't make up your mind which of these countless choleric excesses of a wonderfully and thoroughly uncivilised cohabitation you'd most like to have been a part of.
Flyleaf recently celebrated the release of their latest album, 'New Horizons', with a secret performance during a Signal Rising show at Grand Stafford Theatre in Bryan, TX for close friends and family. This was the band's first performance with newest member and lead vocalist, Kristen May (formerly of Vedera). Fans can now watch the explosive live performance of "Fire, Fire," the first track from 'New Horizons'.
Alice Cooper drummer Glen Sobel (whose other credits include Vivian Campbell, Beautiful Creatures, Sixx: A.M. and Paul Gilbert) recently participated in Woodstick 2012, an annual event in Kirkland, Washington that draws drummers from all over who bring their own drum kits to play together as well as with the house band. Sobel, along with his Alice Cooper band mates Ryan Roxie and Orianthi, jammed with the house band and 450 drummers on "School's Out" and "I'm 18". Video of last Sunday's event can be viewed below.
Hollywood Undead have selected M. Shawn Crahan aka clown to direct the video accompanying the band's lead single from the forthcoming new album 'Notes From The Underground'. Clown has been an acclaimed director for years working in the field of music video, delivering clips for his own band Slipknot throughout their multi-platinum Grammy-winning career. Crahan also directed Slipknot's 2005 DVD 'Voliminal: Inside The Nine'.
Hotel Diablo have tapped nine-time Emmy Award winning and MTV Video Music Award nominated director Fabio Jafet (Pitbull, Enrique Iglesias, Children Of Bodom) to direct the video for their song "Psycho, California". Shooting will take place in December in Los Angeles. "We are beyond excited to be working with Fabio" say guitarist Alex 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."
Cineplex Entertainment's Front Row Centre Events and Eagle Rock Eagle Rock Entertainment announced that they will present the Rolling Stones' documentary, 'Crossfire Hurricane,' for one night only, on Thursday, November 8, 2012, at 7:30 p.m. local time. 'Crossfire Hurricane,' directed by Brett Morgen, provides a remarkable new perspective on the Stones' unparalleled journey from blues-obsessed teenagers in the early 1960s to rock royalty. It's all here in panoramic candour, from the Marquee Club to Hyde Park, from Altamont to Exile, from club gigs to stadium extravaganzas.
Iwrestledabearonce has released a music video for their track "Button It Up," but in order to access the video, fans must choose the correct path on the video's "Choose Your Own Destiny" unlock. Upon receiving a VHS tape containing the unseen music video for "Button It Up", guitarist Steven Bradley is kidnapped by a psychotic IWABO fan before he can make his way back to the band house to view the video. Follow this link
to pick the two band members you want to follow, see them save Steven and watch the video! (Or choose the wrong path to see the gruesome death of Steven Bradley and the demise of Iwrestledabearonce)!
High River Sauces, the award winning Hot Sauce Company started by Mosh Potatoes Cookbook author (Simon & Schuster) and music industry veteran Steve Seabury is proud to announce the premier of his TV commercial on this weekend’s episode of VH1’s "That Metal Show" featuring Metallica and Machine Head. The commercial titled "Oh That’s Hot" debut on October 27th and will continue to air nationally until November 10th. The commercial is a blend of spicy humor and B-Movie Special effects. Just what you would expect from a hot sauce commercial.
The silver eagle has finally landed for audiences worldwide! After enjoying a limited "Fan Club Only" UK release, 'Heavy Metal Thunder – The Movie', Saxon’s wonderfully unfiltered and intimate account of their ascent to the upper echalons of heavy metal, will finally enjoy an international release this December. The double-disc set features the soon-to-be-celebrated story of Saxon, while the second disc is packed with bonus features including a full-length performance (on St. George’s Day) from April 23rd, 2008.
After disappearing in a fiery explosion at the end of the "All Or Nothing" video, Cauldron will rise from their graves this Halloween and come screaming onto a screen near you with their brand new music video for the track "Nitebreaker". This Wednesday, October 31st, the most devilish day of the year will get even more macabre, as the Canadian heavy metal trio unleash a tale of pure terror and unimaginable fright. Tune in to the front page of VEVO.com this Wednesday to witness the spooky spectacle firsthand - and whatever you do, don't go down to the woods. The clock is ticking, it's almost time... View the flyer for the "Nitebreake" video premiere at this link
Puerto Rico-via-Miami rockers Message To Venus are preparing to produce a music video for their song, "To Smile" and are calling on their fan community to participate. "What we're looking for is photos of our fans holding up written messages describing things that can be conquered with a positive attitude, and of course, a smile," explains M2V guitarist John Feliciano. "'To Smile' is not really about a smile of happiness, but about making a conscious effort to put aside negativity and bad feelings. Here's an example of what we're talking about: (photo)
The Native American Film Institute will be holding the 37th annual American Indian Film Festival this November 2 – 10 at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, CA. The event will include a screening of Bay Area thrash metal legends Testament's "Native Blood" music video. Attendees can catch the showing on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 7:00 pm. Tickets can be purchased here for the event
Bonded By Blood are due to kick off a headlining US tour tonight - Friday, September 21st - in support of the band's new album, 'The Aftermath'. The headlining trek starts off in Berkeley, California and runs until October 6th, following which the band will be teaming up with Death Angel, Threat Signal and Wretched for more shows.
It's been over year since Iwrestledabearonce announced they would be releasing 'A Beary Scary Movie', a feature film starring none other than themselves. Since the reveal, fans of horror and metal alike have been dying to see film and will be happy to know, the wait is nearly over. 'A Beary Scary Movie' is scheduled for release on November 6, 2012. Iwrestledabearonce premiered the official trailer online - watch below!
Neurosis today proudly reveals a brand new visual trailer created for their anticipated tenth studio full-length, 'Honor Found In Decay.' Created by video architect Kenneth Thomas, also responsible for producing the mini-documentary for Neurosis' 2007-released 'Given To The Rising', the intense look into the new opus features intimate details of the album's layout hand-crafted by the band's visual specialist by Josh Graham, personal commentary from guitarists/vocalists Scott Kelly and Steve Von Till on the creation of 'Honor Found In Decay', as well as the first brief moments of audio to be publicly unleashed!
Danish modern metal machine Mnemic is teaming up with renowned Swedish director Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company (Dimmu Borgir, Arch Enemy, Europe) to shoot the band’s video in Gothenburg, Sweden for "I've Been You," a track off their new album 'Mnemesis'.