Monthly Archives April 2009

OTEP – Signs With VICTORY RECORDS

Otep

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OTEP’s all-out destructive musical approach coupled with their female vocalist's shaman like artistic qualities and other creative musings have lead to over half a million albums sold over the course of three studio albums.

Singer, songwriter, mystic warrior woman Otep Shamaya describes the band’s music as …”a total and complete mutiny on the senses. We are a fusion band by nature, inspired by many styles and tones from a variety of musical genres- rock, punk, metal, hip-hop, spoken word, jazz and classic rock.

We never allow the antiquated limits of a genre confine or restrict us. Our music is universal and does not belong nor can it be contained in a nice, neat, little box.”

The first release under the new alliance is OTEP’s highly anticipated fourth full-length studio album “Smash t...

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TEXAS METAL ALLIANCE – Officially Change Band Name

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"Please watch the new video interview we just did with Outlaw VideoTV. It has our official announcement about our name change and our future plans with the band. It will be a long transition to get everyone to know about our name change. You can help us spread the word by reposting this interview… thanks!"

Watch the official announcement HERE.

Read Rocket's acclaimed July/2008 interview with Bruce Corbitt of WAR-BEAST/RIGOR MORTIS HERE.

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QUEENSRYCHE – Selected As Xbox Artist Of The Month

Queensryche

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The Xbox LIVE Marketplace will be the exclusive retailer for the band's new video "If I Were King." Xbox LIVE users can now purchase the video for a cost of 160 Microsoft points. Xbox LIVE users can also watch an exclusive free video clip of the recording session of "Sliver"  featuring lead singer Geoff Tate and guest vocalist and soldier A.J. Fratto.

On April 13, just days before the kickoff of the American Soldier Tour, Tate and guitarist Michael Wilton will take part in a Xbox "Game With Fame," where Xbox LIVE users can play against the band members. Tate will be taking on competitors in "NASCAR 09" and Wilton will be squaring off against users on "Halo 3." The Queensryche "Game With Fame" will take place on April 13 between 1:00-3:00 PM PT. Visit www.xbox.com/gwfqueensryche for mor...

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METALLICA – Inducted Into ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME

Congrats to Metallica!

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame newly inducted: Jeff Beck, Metallica, Run-DMC, Bobby Womack and Little Anthony and the Imperials. For only the second time in their 24-year history, the inductions were held in Cleveland, which has been home to the hall of fame’s museum since 1995. The show was opened up to the public for the first time, with thousands of shouting, fist-pumping fans lining the balconies of the public auditorium.

“Rock ’n’ roll is about possibilities and about dreams,” said Lars Ulrich, the drummer of Metallica, who accepted the award with both current and former band mates. “Anything is possible if you just have the guts to believe it.”

The band performed together on stage during the ceremony as a five piece, with both Jason Newsted and current Metallica bassist Robert Tr...

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METALLICA – Guitarist Provides Foreword To First-Ever CLIFF BURTON Biography

Cliff

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In the 23 years since that devastating event, no one has chronicled Burton's huge talent and achievements in book form. However, in June 2009 this is set to change with the global publication of "To Live Is To Die: The Life And Death Of Metallica's Cliff Burton", written by U.K.-based author Joel McIver and published by Jawbone Press. The foreword has been provided by Cliff's close friend in METALLICA, Kirk Hammett.

"I'm deeply honored that Kirk spoke to me for the Cliff Burton biography," says McIver, who has written 14 books since 1999, including 2004's bestselling "Justice For All: The Truth About Metallica"...

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METALLICA – Randall Amplifiers Line Of Kirk Hammett Signature Series Equipment

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The line includes amps, cabinets, modules and combos that all reflect the tones and voices that METALLICA's legendary guitarist has spent a career perfecting. Musicians of all skill levels can now harness Kirk's groundbreaking sound with Randall Amplifiers' vast variety of signature products.

The Kirk Hammett Signature Series includes gear ranging from MTS modules, all-tube heads, power tubes and even a limited edition half-stack, fully decked out with solid maple cabinetry and chrome hardware, all to enable musicians everywhere to attain his flawless sound. Kirk worked tirelessly with Randall to ensure that every aspect of the amps, from the clean and crunchy preamps to the stunning visual appeal, were fully up to the standards of one of the greatest guitar players of all time.

"T...

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SUMMER SLAUGHTER TOUR 2009 – Dates Announced

Summer Slaughter 

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6/5 Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
6/6 Richmond, VA @ The National
6/7 Philadelphia, PA @ TLA
6/8 Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater
6/10 Charlotte, NC @ Amos Southend
6/12 Louisville, KY @ Headliners
6/13 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
6/14 St. Petersburg (Tampa), FL @ Jannus Landing
6/15 Jacksonville, FL @ Plush
6/16 Orlando, FL @ Club Firestone
6/18 San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit (Night One)
6/19 Houston, TX @ Java Jazz Outdoors
6/20 San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit (Night Two)
6/21 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
6/23 Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre
6/24 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre
6/26 Phoenix, AZ @ The Marquee Theatre
6/27 San Diego, CA @ Soma
6/28 Anaheim, CA @ The Grove
6/29 Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
6/30 Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
7/1 San Francisco, CA @ The Grand Ballroom
7/2 Portland, OR @ Rosel...

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REX BROWN – To Appear On Broken Wave Radio 1 April 7th

Pantera lives at TMD!

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"Ladies and Gentlemen, we at Broken Wave Music have a special treat for you! Tune into Broken Wave Radio 1 on Tuesday, April 7th at 4:00PM PST to catch Bassist Rex Brown (Pantera/Down) on The Notorious D.A.N. Show (hosted by "Notorious" Dan Leo)! As usual – Dan will be broadcasting LIVE on Broken Wave Radio 1 and Mogulus, so you can not only listen, you can join in and interact! We're looking for fan-submitted questions, and all you have to do is send us an email to.. info@brokenwavemusic.com.. with the subject "REX BROWN INTERVIEW" to get it on the air."

Rex Brown

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The Notorious D.A.N. Show is LIVE on Broken Wave Radio 1 every Tuesday from 4:00PM-6:00PM PST, playing an eclectic selection of Metal, Punk, and Hard Rock music. To tune in and catch the action, go to.. http://www.brokenwavemusic...

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WARBRINGER – Drummer Breaks Elbow

Warbringer

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Warbringer comments: "Nic fell down the other night loading out of the club and hurt his elbow. We hoped with some ice and rest it would be okay. This morning we found out it was broken. Regardless, the shows must go on and we rehearsed as a 4-piece with Adam playing drums. This will be the format for the next handful of shows until we hook up with Epicurean, as John Gensmer has agreed to play both sets. We toured together on Overkill and he is a beast. Nic will be out of commission for at least 3 weeks, but will be staying on the road with the band."

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ROCKET REVIEW: LAZARUS A.D. – The Onslaught (CD)

Lazarus A.D.

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We are in the midst of a new modern force in heavy metal music. Southeastern Wisconsin Thrash act Lazarus A.D. has released a perfectly explosive debut album via Metal Blade Records entitled The Onslaught, having been mixed by legendary producer James Murphy of Testament fame, and contains ten seriously rocking songs, overlaid with shred-style lead guitar work, that are clearly trying to out do the previous tracks in full-frenzied chaos. Lazarus A.D. effectively proves with a sledge hammer slug to your head why they are a clear harken back to a young Metallica, before Cliff Burton perished and true Thrash metal as we knew and loved it ended. This is just one of those rare albums that gets your head banging uncontrollably, from the grooving like a twister opener “Last Breath” to th...

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