Antarctic rock-gods GWAR have released the first lineup for this year's GWAR-B-Q, located at Hadad's Water Park in Richmond, VA.
This year sees the event entering its fourth consecutive year while offering its most bone-crushing line-up yet, setting the stage for what will certainly be the most massive GWAR-B-Q in the history of the human or any other race.
The event is scheduled to take place Saturday, August 17th, at Hadad's Water Park in Richmond, VA, located at 7900 Osbourne Turnpike. Doors will open at 10 AM and the first band will hit the stage at 11 AM. For more information be sure to visit www.Gwarbq.com/
Ticket information will be announced shortly.
Local faves and international thrashers MUNICIPAL WASTE will provide main support to the mighty GWAR, and in turn will be supported by a plethora of devastating acts like CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, PIG DESTROYER, CANNABIS CORPSE, LOINCLOTH, KUNG-FU DYKES and many more. Once again Hadad's will host not one but two stages which will be packed with bands all day... and finally there are rumors of a yet-to-be-announced act that will put this year's GWAR-B-Q 2013 completely over the top.
"Once again we blow the horn of war and set into motion the gears that grind us towards the greatest GWAR-B-Q yet," said unrepentantly horny front-thing Oderus Urungus, fresh off debuting GWAR's new GWAR-B-Q sauce at a strongly attended event at the world-famous Grinders in Kansas City. "We will not only be rockin' like Dokken and slippin' the cock in, but we will shoving a wealth of GWAR products down your throat... not only our new GWAR-B-Q sauce, but our very own beer, Impaled Ale! Eat and drink yourself into a diabetic stupor, then puke it all up in the slam pit! It's gonna fucking rule!"
That's right, the 4th annual GWAR-B-Q is poised to make yet another stinky mess in the crotch of today's scene - BE THERE OR SUFFER THE SHAME OF BEING INCREDIBLY PATHETIC!
Find more on Gwar, including their complete live itinerary, at this location:
It’s all going on for Papa Roach! The Grammy-nominated, multiplatinum rock band have just spent a 2nd week back in their rightful place at No.1 in Billboard’s Active rock radio charts in the USA. 13 years after ‘Last Resort’ hit the top spot, the band return with their 5th No 1 ‘Where Did The Angels Go’. New single ‘Leader of the Broken Hearts’ receives its video premiere on Vevo on April 18th. Meanwhile over on their Facebook page, the band recently celebrated reaching over 4 MILLION followers.
Papa Roach are heading back to Europe in support of their new album 'The Connection' in June. In anticipation of the run, the band is offering a special tour edition of the album that features a bonus DVD of a live performance at Club Nokia in Los Angeles which will be available May 6th via Eleven Seven Music.
The DVD features performances of new songs as well as the band’s biggest hits including 'Still Swingin', 'Give Me Back My Life', 'Before I Die', 'Last Resort' and 'Between Angels & Insects'.
'The Connection' was produced by rock veteran James Michael (Sixx:A.M., Halestorm) and John Feldmann (Panic at the Disco, The Used, Escape the Fate) and is just one of a long string of successful releases. Papa Roach has sold upwards of 10 million albums worldwide. The band boasts two Grammy nominations, an MTV VMA nomination, as well as eleven Top 10 rock hits, seven Top 10 alternative hits and can claim the Most Played Alternative Song of the Decade (BDS) with their breakthrough single 'Last Resort'. Known for their electrifying and explosive live shows, Papa Roach are responsible for some of the most successful rock tours in recent years.
Papa Roach tour dates:
June 7th Rock Im Park - Nurnburg, Germany June 8th Rock Am Ring - Nurburgring, Germany June 10th Studio - Krakow, Poland June 11th Eskalup* - Poznan, Poland June 12th Haus Auensee - Osnabrueck, Germany June 14th Download Festival - Donington, UK June 16th Nova Rock - Nickelsdorf, Austria June 18th Les Docks* - Lausanne, Switzerland June 19th New Age* - Treviso, Italy June 20th Magazzini Generalli* - Milan, Italy June 22nd Hellfest - Clisson, France June 23rd den Atelier - Luxembourg, Luxembourg June 26th O13* - Tilburg, Holland June 27th Huxleys* - Berlin, Germany June 28th Graspop Festival - Dessel, Belgium June 30th Zelt Music festival - Friburg, Germany July 2nd Conrad Sohm* - Dombirn, Austria July 3rd Rock for People Festival - Hradec, Kralove July 5th Volt Festival - Sopron, Hungary July 7th Reload Festival - Twistringen, Germany July 9th Green Teatre - Kiev, Ukraine July 11th Zavod* - Voronezh, Russia July 13th Next Generation Open Air - Nizhny-Novgorod, Russia
JIMMY EAT WORLD are streaming 'I Will Steal You Back', the lead single from their upcoming album, 'Damage', which will be released June 11th on RCA Records. Listen to the song below.
The band will release the first material from their forthcoming album when a new 7" single appears on Record Store Day, April 20th. The single, the cover art of which can be seen below, will feature new song 'Damage', with the flip side featuring a cover of Radiohead's 'Stop Whispering', the 1993 single from their 'Pablo Honey' album. The two-song single will be limited to 1500 copies in the US and 300 overseas.
Jimmy Eat World began work on their new album last September, working with engineer/producer Alain Johannes.
Industrial outfit Skinny Puppy will release their new album, 'Weapon', on May 28th via Metropolis Records.
In its nearly three decades of existence, Skinny Puppy has established itself as a groundbreaking innovative voice in the world of electronic music. Fearless in both its musical experimentation and voicing a stance on the issues of our times, the new album, Weapon, is no exception.
This stunning new album stands as a commentary on that which it is named after, the Weapon, or more specifically, to the concurrent glorification of the gun culture and simultaneous horror at the devastation the gun can cause. Given this view, the pop undertones of the albums opening “wornin” and the compelling counterpoint of the vocals and lyrics seem to reflect our mass media homogenization of an instrument of death into an entertainment centerpiece. “illisiT" could then be focusing on the authoritarian control applied to us under the guise of protecting us from the criminal element. Though possibly it is from the view of the average citizen, arming themselves against the threat of each other. The more it is analyzed, the more it could be pondered on varying levels. Perhaps the classic Skinny Puppy sounds evident in the song “solvent” are a nod to not only the past, but to a bleak Orwellian future, cycle of the weapon leads only to power in the hands of those who have no fear of using it. Are we facing a 1984 dystopia filtered through a Kafkaesque lens? A world where the illusion of power given to the private citizen afforded ownership of a weapon distracts them from the Big Brother drones that watch overhead?
Parallels could certainly be drawn from our own society to a track like “tsudanama”, where the ever building menace of the mechanized rhythms crashes over the listener in waves as the vocals at times seem to take the tone of the voice of protest, standing against the inevitable tide of the dystopian path of progress. Then does “plasiCage” implore the listener to take up the fight against a gun worship culture and the spiraling towards oligarchy? Or are the mournful tones “terminal” a funeral dirge for our society?
Could the weapon be the gun, or the one who wields it? Is it in creating an arms race among the populace, or does it lie in the resulting authoritarian control given to those who are charged with protecting us from ourselves? Is it the power to profit from the cycle? Is it the singular act of speaking against the conditioning of our thoughts and actions?
POWERWOLF has spilled blood and sweat to finish the mix for the predecessor of 'Blood Of The Saints' at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden. Get ready for a really monstrous masterpiece and expect more updates with regard to the upcoming album.
After the enormous success of the Wolfsnächte Tour in 2012, the wolves will conquer Europe again under the banner of Wolfsnächte Tour 2013 this year. Those of you who want to experience the explosive energy of Powerwolf live, will have the chance on the dates detailed on the poster below, including a London show at Camden Underworld on September 27th.
BATTLE BEAST, Finland’s finest heavy metallers (now with new lead vocalist Noora Louhimo) who release a new, self-titled album on May 20th will support on the tour. Also joining the bill are brand new Nuclear Blast labelmates ASHES OF ARES, the new trio featuring Matt Barlow (ex-ICED EARTH), Van Williams (ex-NEVERMORE) and Freddie Vidales (ex-ICED EARTH). Their debut album is scheduled for release later this summer.
Canadian hard rockers FAMOUS UNDERGROUND - the new project of Nick Walsh, formerly frontman of SLIK TOXIK, together with his long-timebassist/musical partner Laurie-Anne Green at his side - recently inked a world-wide two album deal with German label Dust On The Tracks Records (DOTT).
The group’s self-titled debut album, which is slated for release on June 7th, will be released through Sony (Europe), MVD (USA), RSK (UK) and Universal (Canada).
1. Wasteland 2. Overdrive 3. Dead Weight 4. Love Stands Still 5. Forever And A Day 6. Necropolis 7. Wheel Of Misfortune 8. Mommy Is A Junkie 9. On Broken Wings 10. Bullet Train 11. Hell To Pay
12. Dead Weight (raw and unplugged) 13. On Broken Wings (alternative)
The CD comes in a digi including an eight-page-booklet.
Frontman Nicholas Walsh recently checked in with the following update: “Just letting you all know that we’ve been prepping for our official debut release. We have done a photo shoot with renowned photographer Darko and have been finishing up the artwork as well as the mixes on our bonus tracks. Though we have been in the studio tracking some ‘new, new’ songs, those will only see the light of day for our upcoming live performances, and will not be a part of our debut release. They will be reserved for F.U. #2. Thanks goes out to all of our Canadian fans for all of your support since the beginning. It’s time to share your homeboys and girl with the rest of the world.”
The Famous Underground line-up is:
Nicholas Walsh – vocals/guitars Laurie-Anne Green – bass/vocals Rick Corvese – guitars Darren Boyd – guitars Desche Sparboom – drums
Famous Underground’s sound and music is edgy, melodic and hooky bringing a paradigm shift to the arena of rock. It’s been said, that they have created something fresh and exciting in an otherwise stagnated genre. With the conclusion that no-one has definitive comparisons, Carl Begai writer with elite hard rock/metal magazine BW&BK describes the new recording as “it’s a darker if-METALLICA-were-GUNS N’ ROSES direction with this brand new album.”
Famous Underground’s self-titled studio release produced by Nick Walsh, and mixed by Darius Szczepaniak (THE BLACK CROWES, SACRIFICE) at Rouge Valley Studio in Toronto. The new recording takes Walsh’s writing to a more defined state where the lyrics delve more into the complexities of the real world.
These musicians have independently garnered critical acclaim supporting such acts as MÖTLEY CRÜE, DEF LEPPARD, KID ROCK, BLACK SABBATH, BILLY TALENT, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, APRIL WINE and many other international acts.
More information about Famous Underground can be found here:
Following an intense first trip to the UK which saw them play to packed out rooms around the country, Los Angeles based indie rock band Beware of Darkness are set to release new single 'Howl' on 6th May.
The track has already been picking up plays at the likes of XFM, Kerrang! Radio and Q Radio and the 'Howl' music video offers up a visceral visual accompaniment. The band are also preparing to release their full length debut album, 'Orthodox', which will be out on 27th May via Bright Antenna Records.
This rocking, new power-trio made up of songwriter and guitarist, Kyle Nicolaides, drummer Tony Cupito, and bass general Daniel Curcio were weaned on a heady blend of The Beatles and Led Zeppelin to form the nucleus of what 'Orthodox' brings to your ears. Recorded entirely in two weeks at the Sound Factory and Valley Recorder in Hollywood, CA, executive produced and mixed by Dave Sardy (at his Hillside Recording Studio) and produced by Greg Gordon and Nicolaides, Beware of Darkness's debut-full length will be the most fun you will have listening to a meditation on loss, girls, mothers and the implications of all three on the rest of us.
To The Bones return this spring 2013 with a brand new single titled ‘Emperor’s Ride’ mixed by Dave Eringa (Manic Street Preachers, Ash, Idlewild).
This almighty heavy rock single will be released worldwide on Monday April 22nd via Martian Pop Records through all good major online digital retailers.
Emperor’s Ride is the first single that has been chosen from the forthcoming album, which is set to be released summer 2013.
In January, To The Bones found themselves working with legendary British record producer Dave Eringa making what the band call their “best music to date”.The sound is louder than ever and the riffs are bigger than ever. If you love your music loud, filthy, driving and full of energy, with comparisons to QOTSA, Nirvana and Foo Fighters, then you’re currently looking in the right place.
2013 marks a new era for To The Bones, with a brand new album and the addition of two new members - Jude Jagger on bass and Chris Yates on guitar…you’d be right to keep your eyes and ears locked on To The Bones this year… To The Bones are set to play live dates around the UK throughout the year.
All current confirmed headline dates are:
Friday 19th April @ Dark Party – Luton Monday 22nd April @ The Joiners – Southampton Tuesday 23rd April @ The Black Heart – Camden, London Thurs 25th April @ The Scholar Bar 02 Academy– Leicester Sat April 27th @ The Mad Ferret – Preston Sun 28th April @ The Exchange, Bristol Mon 29th April @ Band on the Wall - Manchester May 2nd May @ Hare and Hounds - Birmingham Friday May 11th @ Mama Viz’s Voodoo Lounge - Stamford Saturday May 25th @ Dogstock Outdoor Festival - Bolton
This single also comes complete with a bonus B-side titled ‘Magazine’ mixed by Paul Frost, guitarist of Zico Chain.
American punk band the Transplants are finally back with a ferocious new album called 'In A Warzone', which hits the street this June 24th via Epitaph Records.
"When we started this band 13 years ago, we weren't worried about who was going to like us," states frontman Aston. "We still aren't. 'In A Warzone' is more raw and stripped down than our previous releases. In my opinion, it's our best album. It's always been difficult to classify Transplants. But at the end of the day, we're a punk rock band. We make whatever type of music we want."
To mark the record's announcement, the notorious band - which features Tim Armstrong (Operation Ivy, Rancid), Travis Barker (Blink 182) and notorious frontman 'Skinhead Rob' Aston - offer fans a free download of the record's title track 'In A Warzone' which sets the tone out the gate with raging vocals from Aston, guitar and vocals from Armstrong and a super charged hardcore beat from Barker.
German rockers TORPEDOHEAD have released a brand new video for 'Red City Lights', the second promo single from the band's successful album, 'Greetings From Heartbreak Key'.
The harmonica-flavored 'Red City Lights' is a stripped down country-folk acoustic tune that spotlights a different side of Torpedohead. The track was recorded live at home in the kitchen with no overdubs.
The video, which can be seen below, was directed by Christoph Wick and shot in a barn in the backwoods of the infamous Heartbreak Key.
Torpedohead's 'Greetings from Heartbreak Key' was released on October 26th 2012 through Woodhouse Records and since got raving reviews in the press. Uber Rock's Ben Hughes said of the album:
"'Greetings From Heartbreak Key' is one of the most instantly satisfying rock 'n' roll albums I have heard in a while, proving two things to me; that these Germans sure give the Swedes a run for their money in quality sleazy rock 'n' roll, and Ginger Wildheart ain't the only guy with all catchy hooks up his sleeve these days."
LIZZY BORDEN will be celebrating thirty years of American Metal in 2013 with a brand new show, created from the ground up just for the monumental 30 year anniversary.
The new selected shows will encompass songs from each and every Lizzy Borden record to date, including classic songs like 'Me Against The World', 'American Metal', 'Master of Disguise', plus songs the band has never performed live.
April 13 Whisky A Go Go - Hollywood CA April 20 Count's Vamp'd - Las Vegas, NV April 25 Changes New Castle, PA April 26 Dead Horse Cantina Music Hall McKees Rocks, PA April 27 Spring Stampede at the House Of Rock, Baltimore, MD
For tickets and upcoming tour dates, please see the official website at: