Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Hinder "All American Nightmare" Video

Hinder has posted the video for their first single from their new CD All American Nightmare for the title track, here it is, and if you watch real closely you can see some nipple, but don't blink or you'll miss it:

New Releases 12/7/10

Here are the new releases for 12/7/2010:

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Female Fronted Bands

If you haven't heard of "Sugar and Spikes" it's a web site dedicated to bands with female members, check them out at

VersaEmerge "Fixed At Zero" Video

VersaEmerge has released a video for their song Fixed At Zero from their new album "Fixed At Zero." Check it out below:

New Releases 11/23/10

There are no new rock releases for 11/23/2010.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Slash "Beautiful Dangerous" Featuring Fergie

Slash has released a video for his song Beautiful Dangerous featuring Fergie, check it out below:

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Sinbreed "Dust To Dust" Video

I just found these guys on MySpace, great sounding European power metal, I'm definitely going to check them out some more:

New Releases 11/2/10

Here are the new releases for 11/2/2010:

Black Label Societ "Overlord" Video

Black Label Society has released a video for their song Overlord. Good song, not a fan of the video though.

Darkwater "Breathe" Video

Swedish progressive metal band has released a video for their song Breathe from their new album "Where Stories End".

The Pretty Reckless "Just Tonight" Video

The Pretty Reckless have released a new video for their song Just Tonight.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Holy Grail "Crisis In Utopia"

Holy Grail have released their new album "Crisis In Utopia". Holy Grail will remind of the great albums by Iron Maiden and Judas Priest. Track listing is:

Katra "One Wish Away" Video

Katra has released a video for their new song One Wish Away from their new album "Out Of The Ashes". Check it out below:

Control Denied "The Fragile Art Of Existence" Re-released

Control Denied's critically acclaimed 1999 album "The Fragile Art Of Existence" featuring Chuck Schuldiner of Death has been re-released by Relapse with unreleased material and expanded packaging. You can get it here.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

James LaBrie Cancels Tour

James LaBrie has posted on the forum on his web site that he has had to cancel the tour for his new solo album "Static Impulse" because he has been unable to get work visas for a couple of the guys in his solo band. He hopes to be able to reschedule the tour later. Check here for more info.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Orianthi "Courage" Video

Orianthi has posted a video for her song Courage featuring Lacey from Flyleaf. It's a little more country/pop than I usually like but she has a good voice, can play the hell out of the guitar, and it's a pretty cool song, so check it out at here.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

My Darkest Days "Porn Star Dancing" Video

If you haven't checked out My Darkest Days' video for Porn Star Dancing check it out:

Atom Smash "Do Her Wrong" Video

Here is the video for Do Her Wrong by Atom Smash. This song and their album "Love Is In The Missile" is so cool I can't believe I don't hear more about them, I can't even find their CD at Best Buy:

Ryan Star "Start A Fire" Video

Ryan Star from Rock Star:Supernova has posted a video for the song Start A Fire from his new album 11:59:

Darkwater "Where Stories End" Promo

Darkwater have posted a promo video for their new album "Where Stories End" on YouTube:

New Releases 10/26/10

Here are the new releases for 10/26/2010:

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Amberian Dawn "Arctica" Video

Amberian Dawn have posted the first video for their new album "End Of Eden" for the song Arctica. Check it out:

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Monday, October 18, 2010

UnSun "Whispers" Video

UnSun, featuring ex-Vader guitarist Maurycy “Mauser” Stefanowicz and his wife Annelyse have released a video for the song Whispers from their new album "Clinic For Dolls". You can check it out here or on their MySpace page.

Halcyon Way Guitarist Diagnosed With Cancer

Halcyon Way guitarist Jon Bodan had been diagnosed with Lymphoma, a form of cancer that attacks the lymph node system. Due to the diagnosis Halcyon Way had cancelled their European tour with Fozzy & Stuck Mojo so he can begin aggressive treatment. As a family member of a Lymphoma survivor my best wishes go out to Jon, his family, and band mates.

Times Of Grace "Strength In Numbers"

Former Killswitch Engage vocalist Jesse Leach and Killswitch Engage guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz have joined together to record a new album under the moniker Times Of Grace. Their album "The Hymn Of A Broken Man" will be released on January 18th, 2011. For now you can go to their page at Roadrunner Records at hear the first track Strength In Numbers.

Friday, October 15, 2010

The Labyrinth of Truths by SOULSPELL METAL OPERA

Soulspell has posted the title track from their upcoming album "The Labyrinth Of Truths" on MySpace. The new album features singers Blaze Bayley, Jon Oliva, Zak Sevens, Tim Ripper Owens, and many others. Check it out:

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Monday, October 11, 2010

Iron Maiden "The Final Frontier" Review

Band: Iron Maiden
Album: The Final Frontier

Helloween "Are You Metal?" Video

Helloween have released the first video from their upcoming album "Are You Metal?" on MySpace. If this doesn't take you back to the 80's then you weren't there. Check it out here:

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Eyes Set To Kill "Broken Frames"

Well, in my distaste of listening to all the junk on modern radio I do miss some bands that I should probably give a chance, I found this one, Eyes Set To Kill, on MySpace and I think I'll go get there newest CD this week. Here is the first video and single, Broken Frames:

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Warrel Dane Announces Sanctuary Reunion

Warrel Dane (Nevermore) has announced on The Silver Tongue that Sanctuary has reformed and will be working on a new album. I have been hoping for this for a long time, Sanctuary's "Refuge Denied" is one of my favorite albums of all time and I can't wait to hear more music, and would love the chance to see them live. For more information visit

Friday, October 8, 2010

Black Veil Brides "Perfect Weapon" Video

Well, another band I missed, but this one is definitely better than Bring Me The Horizon, at least the singer can sing when he's not screaming. The band is Black Veil Brides, the album is "We Stitch These Wounds" and the first single is Perfect Weapon.

Bring Me The Horizon "It Never Ends" Video

I hadn't heard of this band until I looked them up after seeing their album release. If this is what is really popular in metal today no wonder modern metal radio stations are dying. This guy can't sing worth shit.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

New Releases 10/5/10

Here are the new releases for 10/5/2010:

James LaBrie Tour

James LaBrie has announced a small tour for his new album "Static Impulse", dates are:

Symphorce Post Two New Songs

Symphorce have posted two new songs on their MySpace page. The songs are The Eternal and Until It's Over from their new album "Unrestricted" which will be released in two weeks.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Zakk Wylde Cancels Two Shows

Zakk Wylde was forced to cancel two Black Label Society shows, Sept. 30th in Omaha, Nebraska, and Oct. 1st in Clive, Iowa. Zakk was admitted a hospital in Nebraska with blood clots in his leg. He was first diagnosed with blood clots in August, 2009. The tour is scheduled to continue Oct. 2nd, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

The LoveCrave Release Video

The LoveCrave have released a video for their cover of Thriller. I like to see when bands do something original with a cover, check it out:

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Mistheria's New Album "Dragon Fire"

Keyboardist Mistheria will be releasing his new album "Dragon Fire" on October 15 through Lion Music. No word on an official US release.

Sonic Syndicate Video Banned

Sonic Syndicate released the video for their song Turn It Up and it was quickly banned by several online sites.

Forbidden "Omega Wave" Pre-order

Forbidden, featuring original singer Russ Anderson, guitarist Craig Locicero, and long time bassist Matt Camacho have recorded a new album with guitarist Steve Smyt and drummer Mark Hernandez.

Helloween "7 Sinners" Pre-order

Helloween will be releasing their 13th album, "7 Sinners", in the US on November 9th. The new album is being called the "one of the fastest and hardest albums in the Helloween's history" by their label.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Fire Destroys Tesla Studio (with video)

There was a fire at the music studio owned by Tesla bassist Brian Wheat. Tesla kept their equipment and memoirabilia there. To see more info go to
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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Kings Of Modesty Release "Hell Or Highwater"

Kings Of Modesty just got their album "Hell Or Highwater" released in the US. They are a progressive metal band from Finland that has been around since 1994. Their current line-up was formed in 2007 and this is their first album.

New Releases 9/28/10

Here are the new releases for 9/28/2010:

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Death Angel Announce North American Tour

Death Angel have announced their first ever headlining tour to support their new album "Relentless Retribution", dates are:

Leaves' Eyes Cancel Rest Of North American Tour

Leaves' Eyes has had to cancel the rest of their North American tour including the scheduled show in Mexico. They tried to do as many shows as possible but with the cancellation of the tour with Kamelot they were not able to make up for the missed shows. Hopefully they'll be able to come back and have better luck next time.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Bangalore Choir "Cadence'

Bangalore Choir (featuring David Reece who sang for Accept on 1989's "Eat The Heat") have released their first album in 18 years, "Cadence". You can find out more about the new album as well as hear some sample tracks at

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Special Edition CD's

I have been noticing more and more bands putting out special editions of their albums. These special editions are more than just a couple of extra tracks, but now include expanded packages and artwork, bonus discs (both audio and/or DVD), and even more extras.

Monster Fest 2010

Monster Fest 2010 will be will he happening this weekend, Saturday, October 2nd, 2010 at the Merced County Fairgrounds. Gates will be open from 3:30pm-12:00am with over 30 bands playing including international artist Lynch Mob. You can check out their website at

My CD Collection September 2010

I just updated my CD database. You can view my complete collection by clicking on or use the navigation bar above.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Halford IV - Made Of Metal

Halford is releasing Halford IV - Made Of Metal on 9/28/2010. The CD will have 14 tracks. Tracks are:

Bret Michaels In Billboard Magazine is reporting on the Bret Michaels interview in Billboard Magazine. In the magazine Bret admits that being on reality TV has helped his sales and tours. Here is the cover:

In This Moment Fall Tour

In This Moment have released dates for a tour this fall:

Pre-Order Firewind "Days Of Defiance"

Century Media is again having a special pre-order with a t-shirt, this time it's for Firewind's "Days Of Defiance". You can order the CD with a t-shirt and poster or in a digipak with t-shirt, poster, and DVD.

Tarja Releases - Until My Last Breath Video

Tarja has released a new video for her song Until My Last Breath from her new album "What Lies Beneath".

Monday, September 20, 2010

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Accept "Teutonic Terror" Video

Accept have released a video for "Teutonic Terror" from their new album "Blood Of The Nations". Check it out here:

Accept Tour And In-Store Signings

Accept have announced the first dates for their tour in support of "Blood Of The Nations" which was released last week in the US. This is their first US tour in over 14 years. The band will have "Meet & Greets" have every show and have pleged to stay until the very last fan leaves. Check out the dates below:

King Giant Release New Video

Southern Doom band King Giant have release a video for their song "13 To 1" from their album "Southern Darkness" released last year. Check it out below and check out their MySpace page.

Spiritual Beggars "Return To Zero" Pre-order

Spiritual Beggars' "Return To Zero" can be pre-ordered from Century Media with a t-shirt.

James LaBrie "Static Impulse" Pre-Order

You can pre-order James LaBrie's "Static Impulse" from Century Media with a t-shirt.

Firewind Post New Video

Firewind (featuring Gus G. from Ozzy's band) has posted the video for the first single "World On Fire" from their new album "Days Of Defiance". Check it out below:

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Black Tide Release New Song

Black Tide have released the first song titled "Bury Me" from their upcoming album at Be aware, you have to login using your Facebook page to listen to the new song.

Blind Guardian US/Canada Tour

Blind Guardian have released the tour schedule for their US/Canadian tour to support their new album "At The Edge Of Time". Supporting them will be Holy Grail and Seven Kingdoms. Here is the schedule:

New Releases 9/14/10

Here are the new releases for 9/14/2010:

The Pretty Reckless - Make Me Wanna Die

The Pretty Reckless has posted a new video for their song "Make Me Wanna Die" on MySpace, you can check it out below:

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Methods Of Mayhem Release New Video

Methods Of Mayhem (Tommy Lee's solo band) has released a video for their first single "Time Bomb" from their upcoming album "A Public Disservice Announcement" scheduled for a September 21st release. Here is the video:

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Ozzy Osbourne Announces North American Arena Dates

Ozzy Osbourne has announced some dates for a North American arena tour starting on Nov. 12th. Current dates are all in the North West US and Canada. Dates announced so far are:

Mike Portnoy Leaves Dream Theater

Mike Portnoy, founding member and leader of Dream Theater, has decided to leave the band after taking some time off and playing with some other bands this past year. It will be interesting to see what Dream Theater does in finding not only a new drummer but a song writer. You can read Mike Portnoy's and Dream Theater's press releases at

City Of Fire Release Video For Rising

City Of Fire have posted a video for their song rising on YouTube. Here it is:

Firewind North American Shows

Firewind have announced dates for four North American Shows to support their new CD "Days Of Defiance". Dates are:

Kamelot Postpone Tour

Last week Kamelot announced they would be touring despite their lead singer Khan falling ill. Well, after rehearsing with Michael from Circus Maximus the band has decided to postpone the US tour until Khan is able to rejoin the band. For more information check out their blog on MySpace or their news section at

Sorry For The Technical Difficulties

I apologize for not posting any new updates for the past few days, a part in my computer broke and I haven't been able to get the new part yet. I was able to temporarily fix it until the new part comes in, so we are back for now.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

James Labrie "Static Impulse"

James Labrie's second solo album "Static Impulse" will be released on September 28th in the US. The track listing is:

New Releases 9/7/10

Here are the new releases for 9/7/2010:

Creation's End Debut Album

Creation's End featuring Mike Dimeo (Masterplan/Riot) will be releasing their debut album "A New Beginning" on Sensory Records on November 9th. To hear a preview of the album as well as the complete track "Of Shadow And Flame" on their MySpace page.

In The Midst Of Lions Release New Video

In The Midst Of Lions has released a new video for their song "The Machine" from their latest release "The Heart Of Man" on their labels YouTube channel at

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Picture Me Broken & The Pretty Reckless

In my internet meanderings tonight I came across a couple of bands I found interesting and would be interested in what anyone else thinks about them. They have a couple of things in common, both have young female singers, Brooklyn from Picture Me Broken is 17 and Taylor Momsen from The Pretty Reckless is only 16, and both have great voices. Here are a couple of videos from the bands:

Firewind "Days Of Defiance"

Firewind have released the album cover and track listing from upcoming album "Days Of Defiance" due out in the US on October 26th. The track listing is:

Blackbird Finish Recording New CD

Blackbird have finished recording their new album "Modern Day Saints" and will be releasing it soon. Check out their MySpace page where you can check out a couple of new tracks as well as some of their older songs, the band rocks, you won't be disappointed.

Kristy Majors New Website

Kristy Majors (Pretty Boy Floyd) has created a new website, check it out to find our more information about what he has been doing the past 20 years as well as what he is doing now.

Skull Fist "Heavier Than Metal" EP

Skull Fist have released an EP titled "Heavier Than Metal" which can be purchased at their web store. To find out more information on the band check out their MySpace page.

Anthriel "The Pathway" Debut CD

Anthriel are another band from Lion Music with a debut album. "The Pathway" will be released on September 17th. The tracklisting is:

Mindsplit "Charmed Human Art Of Significance" Debut Album

Mindsplit are a new band from Lion Music and will be releasing their debut album "Charmed Human Art Of Significance" On September 17th. Tracklisting for the CD is:

Korn Music Video "Let The Guilt Go"

Korn's new music video for "Let The Guilt Go" has been premiered at

Accept "Blood Of Nations" Pre-order

Accept's "Blood Of Nations" release date has been moved to Septembe 14th and is available at Nuclear Blast in digipak edition and with a t-shirt.

Immortal "Live At Wacken 2007" Pre-order

Immortal's "Live At Wacken 2007" is available at Nuclear Blast with a t-shirt.

Enslaved "Axioma Ethica Odini" Pre-order

Enslaved's new album "Axioma Ethica Odini" is available at Nuclear Blast in digipak edition and with a t-shirt.

Death Angel "Relentless Retribution" Pre-order

Death Angel's "Relentless Retribution" is available for pre-order at Nuclear Blast in standard jewel case, 2LP, digipak w/DVD, and version with a t-shirt.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

The Cult Change MySpace Pages

The Cult have moved their official MySpace page to and after September 7th they will stop posting on their old page.

Seventh Wonder Release New Video

Seventh Wonder have released a video for their song "Alley Cat". They are planning on releasing their new album in September. Check out their MySpace page for more information.

Darkwater Announce New Album

Darkwater have announced their new album "Where Stories End" will be released in North America on November 23rd. This is their first album since their 2007 release "Callin The Earth To Witness".

Friday, September 3, 2010

Kamelot Premier "The Great Pandemonium"

Kamelot have released the video for their first single "The Great Pandemonium" from their upcoming album on their MySpace page or you can watch it here:

Kamelot's Roy Khan To Miss USA Tour

Kamelot's singer Roy Khan has fallen ill with a as yet undiagnosed illness and has gone back to Norway to receive care from his physician. Do the timing of the upcoming tour that has been in the planning for over a year the band has asked Circus Maximus singer Michael Eriksen to step in for Roy with his blessing. I'm sure that everyone wishes for Roy to get better ASAP but it's cool that the tour will go on.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Kamelot Announce Female Vocalist for Tour

Kamelot have announced Swedish vocalist Elize Ryd of Amaranthe will be joining them on their North American Tour. Elize toured with Kamelot during their Summer Pandemonium Tour an European tour in the Spring. She will be part of the VIP meet and greet as well.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

theNAME Announce New Guitarist

theNAME have announced they have added a second guitarist. Rens will be playing at their upcoming shows.

Babylon Bombs Quiting?

Babylon Bombs have canceled their European tour in September and announced they "will take a break." In the same notice they say they "don't know what the future will bring...maybe we quite, maybe we will pick it up later on..."

Marco Mendoza "Casa Mendoza" Pre-Order

Marco Mendoza (Blue Murder, Thin Lizzy, Ted Nugent, Whitesnake) is releasing his solo album "Casa Mendoza" on September 14th. The CD contains some originals as well as covers. Here is the tracklisting:

Amberian Dawn Pre-Order

For you Amberian Dawn fans in Europe you can go to and pre-order their new album "End Of Eden" with a t-shirt for 29.99 EUR.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Sister Sin Need A New Bass Player

Sister Sin is still looking for a new bass player since Benton decided he was unable to tour. If you live in Gothenburg or are willing to move there check out their blog at and good luck!

Million Dollar Reload Gets New Deal

Million Dollar Reload have signed a new record deal with Powerage Records. The first thing that will happen is a re-release of their first album "Anthems Of A Degeneration", which has been "Remixed... Remastered... Reloaded!" The CD has a release date of October 18th in the UK. They will be starting recording a new album "as soon as" they can.

U.D.O. New Album in 2011

U.D.O.'s new album in planned for a January 14th, 2011 release and will be titled "Rev Raptor". AFM will be releasing the new CD.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Free Black Stone Cherry Show

Black Stone Cherry will be headlining a free show at the downtown square in Edmonton , KY on September 3rd to celebrate 150 years of the town. The show starts at 6:30pm with Willowshade, then The Kentucky Headhunters, and finally Black Stone Cherry.

Doro - US Mini Tour

Doro will be performing at a few places on the East Coast to prepare for her Japanese tour this fall. The dates and locations are:

New Releases 8/24/10

Oops, a little late, but here are the new releases for 8/24/10:

Friday, August 27, 2010

Rhino Bucket Wants You To Help With New CD

Rhino Bucket are ready to record their new album but need your help. Go to their Kickstarter page where you can pledge money to their project. If the reach their goal of $7,500 they will send out the rewards to everyone who pledged at least $5.

Megadeth Rust In Peace-Live

Well, looks like Megadeth will be releasing two versions of their "Rust In Peace" live set. They will be on the Big 4 Live set which I mentioned a couple of days ago, and also will have their set from their live show on March 31, 2010 at the Holly wood Palladium released on Blue-ray, DVD, and Cd on September 7th. You can check out 30-second samples at Amazon UK.

Godsmack Oracle Tour

Godsmack has posted dates for their upcoming tour for their new album "The Oracle". This is the first cross country tour since the album was released on May 5th. I saw them open up for Metallica and they rocked, I would go check them out if they are coming around your area. Dates are:

The Poodles Sign With Frontiers Records

The Poodles have signed a worldwide deal with Frontiers Records. They will be releasing a live DVD "In The Flesh" and live album "No Quarter" before the end of 2010, and a new studio album in early 2011.

Hopefully they will release their previous albums in the US, up until now to get their CDs you had to buy expensive imports. The band has a stupid name, but they rock. Check them out at

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Metallica/Slayer/Megadeth/Anthrax DVD

The Big 4, Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, & Anthrax, will be releasing a live DVD filmed in Sofia, Bularia. The DVD will be out in Europe on Oct. 15th, Oct. 19th in the US, and the rest of the world Oct. 18th. The DVD will include the full shows of all four bands. There will be a limited edition box set including the 2-DVD set, five CD's will all the music, a 24 page booklet, a poster, photos of each band, and a Big 4 guitar pick. I'll let you know more info when available.

BLS Berzerkus Tour Set

Black Label Society's Berzerkus tour itinerary has been set. If they are coming around your home I would definitely get tickets to check them out, the short set I got to see at Ozzfest made me a believer:

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Kamelot North American Tour 2010

Kamelot have posted the schedule for the North American Tour for 2010 in support of their new album "Poetry For The Poisoned":

Monday, August 23, 2010

Album Cover and First Single For Amberian Dawn

Amberian Dawn have a new album, "End Of Eden", coming out in Europe on October 20th. The tracklisting is:

New Website and Album for Trisomy

Trisomy, a gothic/metal band from the Netherlands, had created a new website to go with their new album "Breathe". You can check out the site at They have a teaser where you can hear bits from five songs from the album and get more information about the band and new album.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Ozzfest 8/14 Review

This was my first time to go to Ozzfest. I've seen most of the main headliners, Ozzy, Motley Crue, and Halford before, but in the past ten years I've never been able to go to one of the Ozzfest festivals. It was also kind of cool because it was the first festival I would be taking my 11 year old daughter to. The trip was well worth it and I would do it again. There were a few issues which I'll go through:

Friday, August 20, 2010

Sully Erna on MySpace

Sully Erna (Godsmack) has a new page on MySpace at This is his official page, hopefully it'll be updated with information on his new solo album soon.

Sister Sin w/ BLS Cancelled

Sister Sin was supposed to support BLS on their tour dates in September, but the some of the shows got re-routed so they were only going to be on two shows, so financially it doesn't make sense for them to fly back from Sweden.

Kittie w/ Devildriver and Headlining

Kittie will be supporting Devildriver on their upcoming tour then start headlinging themselves. Dates are:

Accept - Blood Of The Nations Release Date

Accept will be releasing their new album "Blood Of The Nations" on Aug. 23rd in the US. This is the first album featuring former TT Quick singer Mark Tornillo and I can't wait to check it out.

Sonic Syndicate Upload Album To MySpace

Sonic Syndicate has uploaded their upcoming album "We Rule The Night" to their MySpace page so you can listen to it at

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Chinese Democracy $4.99

I never thought I would see the day Guns 'N Roses would be a bargain basement band, but here we got it, you can go to Best Buy and purchase a brand new copy of "Chinese Democracy" for $4.99. Next we'll be seeing it as a door prize?

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

New Releases 8/17/10

Here are the new rock releases for 8/17/10.

Iron Maiden - The Final Frontier
Filter - Trouble With Angels
Salem - Playing God & Other Short Stories
Korsus - Discipline Of Hate
Knights Of The Abyss - The Culling Of Wolves
Riotgod - Riotgod
King Of Asgard - Fi'mbluvntr
Retaliation - Seven
Morbid Carnage - Night Assassins
Orbs - Asleep Next To Science

Slayer/Megadeth/Anthrax Fall Tour

Jagermeister will be sponsoring their 17th music tour will bands Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax this year. Slayer will be playing their complete "Seasons in the Abyss" album, Megadeth will be playing the complete "Rust in Peace" album, and Anthrax will be celebrating the return of original vocalist Joey Belladonna. The tour will be limited to 20 appearances and start on September 24th. Here is the complete tour list:

Slayer In-Store Appearances

Slayer's Kerry King will be making appearances at a handful of stops along their current tour. All appearances will start at 3pm local time, check him out at the following stops:

New Firewind Album

For all you guys who don't live and breath metal you probably don't know who Firewind is, well, here's a little info: Firewind is the band created by guitarist Gus G., who is now the guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne. I love when he is described as "young guitar sensation", he's almost 30 years old and has a list of bands and albums that probably out does 90% of guitarists that were considered big in the 80's. If you want to check out his discography go to and be ready to be amazed.

Well, back to the headline, Firewind's new album "Days Of Defiance" will be released in North America on Oct. 26th. Check them out, I have the last couple of albums and they rock.

Black Label Society Meet And Greet Packages

Well, for you diehard BLS fans with some spare change, you can order meet and greet packages for the upcoming BLS tour at Check out The Ultimate Black Label Order Experience, if any of you have the cash for it let me know so I know who to hit up for a loan.

MSG/Lynch Mob/Sister Sin/Shiver Fox Review

There has been more national rock acts coming to Fresno in the past few months, and specially the past nine days, than I have ever seen. The latest was Michael Schenker Group, Lynch Mob, and Sister Sin on Sunday, August 8th at the Tower Theater. I will start off as saying I needed this show after the disappointing show Friday night by Ratt, one of my all time favorite bands.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Ozzfest This Weekend

Well, not much breaking news the last few days, I've just been trying to get as much done at work and home because I'll be leaving tomorrow morning for Ozzfest is San Bernardino. Gates open at noon and I want to get a good seat to see Black Label Society. I'll be posting updates when I can from the show. Here is the lineup posted at

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

New Releases 8/10/10

Black Label Society - Order Of The Black
Wednesday 13 - Bloodwork
Pissing Razors - Where We Come From
Bonded By Blood - Exiled To Earth
Kreator - Horders Of Chaos: Ultra Riot (Box Set)
De Van - Planet Botox
Amorphis - Forging The Land... (Box Set)
Root Water - Limbic System
Pandemonium - Hellspawn

Sully Erna's Solo Album

Sully Erna (Godsmack) is releasing a solo album "Avalon" on Sept. 14th. You can pre-order the album at Amazon and iTunes.

Adler's Appetite Coming To Fresno

Adler's Appetite, featuring Steven Adler from Guns N' Roses, will be playing live at the Starline in Fresno on August 27th. They will be playing the full "Appetite For Destruction" album. Opening bands will be Anchored, The Beautifully Demolished, and Gutterfish. Tickets are $18.50 advance and $23.50 day of the show. You can get tickets at

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Carmine Appice

It's hard to see, but that's Carmine Appice on drums.

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MSG Live

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Lynch Mob Live

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Liv From Sister Sin

Here is a picture of me and Liv from Sister Sin.
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Sister Sin Rocks

If MSG comes to your town go just to see Sister Sin, they are just fucking awesome.
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Ratt Live - Review

Ratt finally made it to Fresno after at least 20 years. Opening up for them were local band Shuvelhead and another 80's band Jetboy. If you expect to hear some glowing review because you think I wouldn't post anything negative then you weren't at the show.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Ratt-Lack Of Communication

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Jetboy Live

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Ratt - Live Tonight

Tonight will be the first time I've seen Ratt with Stephen Pearcy on vocals, they are one of only a few of my favorite bands I haven't been able to see, but now the wait will be over. Their new album "Infestation" is awesome and if they play even their biggest hits I'm sure it will be an awesome show. I will post a review this weekend.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Blind Guardian - A Voice In The Dark Video

Blind Guardian's first single is available on the Nuclear Blast Germany YouTube Channel, or you can just watch it below:

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

New Zakk Wylde In Store

Zakk Wylde will be appearing at the Best Buy at 11301 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA on 8/10 from 4:00pm-6:00pm to sign their new CD.

Zakk Wylde Autographed Guitar

For a chance to win an autographed ZW Guitar go to

Circle II Circle News

Circle II Circle has signed with Arrowhead Productions. Hopefully this will help with their upcoming album release, "Consequence of Power", and world tour. This is a band that continuously gets overlooked and has the talent to be much bigger than they are. For the latest information check out their MySpace page.

Jonny Lang Latest Info

Jonny Lang has been busy, he played on two tracks from Cyndi Lauper's CD "Memphis Blues" released June 22nd, played on one track on Lee Ritemour's CD "6 String Theory" released June 29th, and played on one track on Carlos Santana's CD "The Greatest Guitar Classics of All Time" being released on September 21st.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

New Releases 8/3/10

New US Releases for 8/3/2010:

Buckcherry - All Night Long
The Black Crowes - Croweology
Paul Gilbert - Fuzz Universe
Juvaliant - Inhuman Nature
Blood Revolt - Indoctrine
In The Midst Of Lions - The Heart Of Man
Wretched - Beyond The Gate
Ryan Star - 11:59

New Stereoside Single

If you haven't heard of Stereoside you missed one of the best albums to come out in 2007 (to be honest I didn't pick up their CD "So Long" until last year, but it is great). Their new CD "Stereoside" is set to be released on 8/31, but you can check out their first single "Trailer Park Scum" on their MySpace page, let me know what you think.

Zakk Wylde In Stores

No, I'm not talking about Zakk Wylde's new Black Label Society "Order Of The Black", I'm talking about Zakk Wylde actually being in store's to sign the new CD. If you live in one of these cities and don't go I don't want to hear from you, ever!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Blind Guardian Pre-Order

As mentioned earlier Blind Guardian's new CD "At The Edge Of Time" will be available in the US on Aug. 24th, to mark the event Nuclear Blast is offering the CDs with a special t-shirt offer at

Kamelot Members Invited to USF

The University of South Florida have invited the drummer, keyboardist, and bassist of Kamelot to do a music clinic on campus on Sept. 7th. Kamelot will start their North American tour the next night at Orlando's House Of Blues.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Rhino Bucket Live

I just got to see Rhino Bucket live for the first time last night (Saturday 7/31), and I can honestly say I hope it's not my last. We got to the show a little lat and got to see the end of local guitar wiz Blaze play, awesome for a 16-year old, check out his Myspace page. I didn't see him on the bill or I might of gone a little earlier, hopefully I'll be able to catch his complete show next time.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Blind Guardian - At The Edge Of Time Available

Blind Guardians new CD "At The Edge Of Time" is available in today, July 30th, and in the US on August 24th. The European version is available in a standard jewel case, digipak dual CD with six bonus tracks and pc bonus material, dual picture LP, 4-LP box, and a special boxed pyramid. The US version will be available in standard jewel case and digipak dual CD.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Ryan Star - 11:59

Ryan Star, most notably known from his stint on the show Rockstar, has a new album coming out on Aug. 3 called "11:59." You can check him out at or on Myspace at

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Florida Metal All-Stars Help With Benefit Concert

Florida Metal All-Stars featuring members of Savatage, Circle II Circle, Jon Oliva's Pain, Crimson Glory, and others are headlining the Rock Against Lymphoma to benefit musician Joe "Cellfish Joe" Koltay who was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma and has no health insurance.

New Releases 7/27/10

New US Releases for 7/27/2010:

Avenged Sevenfold - Nightmare
36 Crazyfists - Collisions and Castaways
Evans Blue - Evans Blue
Insidious Disease - Shadowcast
Cruel Hand - Lock and Key
ReVamp - ReVamp
Decrepit Birth - Polarity
Noctiferia - Death Culture
Charlotte - Medusa Groove
Angels of Babylon - Kingdom of Evil

If I missed anything feel free to let me know.

We Are The Fallen Tour Schedule

We Are The Fallen (the band made up of original members of Evanescence and American Idol top 10 finalist Carly Smithson) are currently on tour with Saving Abel, American Bang, and Taddy Porter and are currently working their way down from Canada. Their next few tour dates are:

Monday, July 26, 2010

Black Label Society - Order Of The Black special editions

Another special edition (actually there are two). The new CD by Black Label Society "Order Of The Black" can be ordered at Best Buy with a t-shirt and two exclusive bonus tracks. There is also a special edition available from Target with a bonus DVD, no word on what the DVD contains yet, as soon as I hear I will post here.

Buckcherry - All Night Long special edition

Buckcherry's new CD "All Night Long" can be pre-ordered at Best Buy with a bonus disc that has six acoustic songs, shipping is free, and it's only $9.99, can't beat that.

Sister Sin special order

I just got in my order for the new Sister Sin CD. Visit their site at and you can click on the link to order the CD with a t-shirt. I've added my picture wearing my shirt below. I will follow up later with a review, but I can tell you now the CD is awesome.

Welcome to my new blog

This is my first post on my new blog. I will be trying to keep this up to date with the latest news, links, and reviews I think are important in the rock 'n' roll and metal community. Hopefully you will find this interesting enough to keep checking back.

Thank you.