Friday, November 30, 2012

LED ZEPPELIN will appear on ‘Late Show with David Letterman’ (links)

The three surviving members of Led Zeppelin will be interviewed — but apparently will not perform — on Monday night’s (12/3) episode of the Late Show with David Letterman’ 11:35pm eastern on CBS  

Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones will turn up on Letterman’s couch to promote their newly released ‘Celebration Day’ live album, which documents their one-off 2007 reunion concert.  

Join Rockfile Radio FIRE for the official Led Zeppelin Celebration Day Radio Special   Saturday (12/1) at 8pm eastern and Monday (12/3) at 7pm eastern. 


METALLICA launches new record label (links)

The official statement from the band's website:

Blackened Recordings Launches

We like to make it a point here not to bore you with the not-so-exciting business aspects of making and sharing music, but we're so psyched about our new adventure that we just had to tell you about it as we officially launch our very own record label, Blackened Recordings.

Some of you, who have followed along throughout the years, are aware that in 1994 we renegotiated our contract with the Warner Music Group, which resulted in a joint venture with our record company for releasing all of our recordings including long form videos. Per that agreement, as of today we have taken ownership of all of our master recordings and Blackened Recordings will be the home of all of our current albums and videos along with all future releases including the December 10th release of the "Quebec Magnetic” DVD and Blu-ray.

You may have heard us say it once or twice or a thousand times before, but it's always been about us taking control of all things 'Tallica to give you 110% on every single level every single time. Forming Blackened Recordings is the ultimate in independence, putting us in the driver's seat of our own creative destiny. We're looking forward to making more music and getting it all out to you in our own unique way.

source: Metallica



Thursday, November 29, 2012

METALLICA releases the full trailer for Quebec Magnetic (video)

Metallica has released the full trailer for their upcoming Blu-ray/DVD release, Quebec Magnetic.  

The first release on the band's own record label, it is currently under $15 on Amazon.  The setlist was picked by the fans and here is what you get: 

Track listing
1. That Was Just Your Life
2. The End Of The Line
3. The Four Horsemen
4. The Shortest Straw
5. One
6. Broken, Beat & Scarred
7. My Apocalypse
8. Sad But True
9. Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
10. The Judas Kiss
11. The Day That Never Comes
12. Master of Puppets
13. Battery
14. Nothing Else Matters
15. Enter Sandman
16. Killing Time
17. Whiplash
18. Seek & Destroy

Bonus Songs

19. For Whom the Bell Tolls
20. Holier Than Thou
21. Cyanide
22. Turn the Page
23. All Nightmare Long
24. Damage, Inc.
25. Breadfan
26. Phantom Lord

Metallica - Quebec Magnetic will be available on DVD & Blu-Ray on...

December 7 in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Finland, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland 

December 10 in UK, Denmark, France, Portugal, Sweden, Southeast Asia 

December 11 in North America, Japan, Italy, Spain, South America 

December 14 in New Zealand  

source: Metallica


RIVERSIDE releases new album teaser (video)

Riverside - "Shrine Of New Generation Slaves (Official Album Trailer)". 
Taken from the album "Shrine Of New Generation Slaves", 
coming from InsideOutMusic in February 2013.

for more visit: Riverside's Official Site

source: Riverside


STEVEN WILSON set to release new solo album (video)

The new album by Steven Wilson and band “The Raven that Refused to Sing (and other stories)” will be released on Kscope on 25th February.  The album was written between January-July and recorded in Los Angeles in September with Steven’s current band line up of Guthrie Govan – lead guitar, Nick Beggs – bass guitar, Marco Minnemann – drums, Adam Holzman – keyboards, Theo Travis – saxophone / flute and engineered by legendary producer/engineer Alan Parsons.

get the track listing and more info:   

Steven performed the new track "Luminol" on his recent solo tour:

source: Steven Wilson


LED ZEPPELIN Celebration Day Radio Special (links)

Recorded on December 10, 2007, at London's O2 Arena, Celebration Day revels in the magic and mysticism of one of thge world's most celebrated bands, and honors legendary Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun.

Join host Pierre Robert as he reflects on one of the most anticipated concerts in Rock history via interviews with founding members Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones in this very special radio program!

Rockfile Radio FIRE will carry the LED ZEPPELIN Celebration Day Radio Special

Saturday December 1st @ 8pm eastern

and again

Monday December 3rd @ 7pm eastern


FREE music from hAND (links)

hAND are a 4 piece progressive / alternative metal band from Sussex, England. They produce "Musical fusion that is quite breathtaking" (Second City UK) combining elements of progressive rock and metal with gothic undertones.

The band is currently working hard on writing their third album. It is a concept piece exploring the nature of sexuality and alternative relationship structures.

To celebrate their new Bandcamp page. they are giving away their back catalog of two albums and two EPs... for FREE until Dec 10th!

Visit and download! 

For more about hAND visit:

source: hAND



Wednesday, November 28, 2012

SEVENDUST announces new album, single and tour (video)

March 26, 2013 is going to be a very good day for SEVENDUST fans. That day brings the highly anticipated release of the band’s brand new album, their ninth studio effort, BLACK OUT THE SUN, on their 7Bros. Records label (through Warner Music Group's Independent Label Group). The first single, “Decay,” will be released to radio and available for download at online retail outlets January 22, 2013.

Anxious to share the scorching new sounds, SEVENDUST will set out on a headlining tour with Lacuna Coil starting February 2, 2013 in Winston-Salem, NC at Ziggy’s. Tickets for the shows listed below will go on-sale Friday, November 30, 2012. Fans should check their local ticket outlets for purchase info. More shows for SEVENDUST are currently in the works and will be announced in the coming months.

In a recent interview with Revolver, guitarist John Connolly described the new music as having “a darker vibe…but there’s still plenty of melody. It fits right in with ANIMOSITY, ALPHA and our self-titled album. Lots of heavy stuff and some more mellow moody songs as well.” As guitarist Clint Lowery proclaims in Guitar World, “There’s a dark turn to the whole thing…in a lot of ways, it’s your typical SEVENDUST record.” The magazine goes on to declare that BLACK OUT THE SUN “will eclipse its predecessors with its southern-rock brutality and bursts of industrial and reggae.”

For BLACK OUT THE SUN, the band--Lajon Witherspoon (vocals), Morgan Rose (drums/vocals), Clint Lowery (guitar/vocals), Vince Hornsby (bass/vocals) and John Connolly (guitar/vocals)—decided to self-produce and record the new album at The Architekt Studios in Butler, NJ with the help of mixer/engineer Mike Ferretti (who also worked with Lowery and Rose on CALL ME NO ONE’s debut album, LAST PARADE, which was released June 5 on 7Bros Records).

BLACK OUT THE SUN is the follow-up to COLD DAY MEMORY, which was released April 20, 2010 and debuted at #12 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart, the highest debut of the bands' storied 8 studio album, 15 year career. Along with it being SEVENDUST's highest charting debut ever, the album's first single, "Unraveling,” set a debut milestone as well. It entered the BDS Active Rock radio chart higher than any other SEVENDUST track. It surpassed 2003's "Enemy," which wound up peaking at #6 and is currently their highest charting song to date. At radio, "Unraveling" is the most well received SEVENDUST song ever.

SEVENDUST headlining shows with Lacuna Coil:

February 2013
2 - Winston-Salem, NC - Ziggy’s
3 - Jacksonville, NC - Hooligans
5 - Lancaster, PA - Chameleon Club
6 - Clifton Park, NY - Upstate Concert Hall
7 - Portland, ME - The Asylum
8 - Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock
9 - Lynchburg, VA - Phase 2
10 - Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works
12 - Fayetteville, AR - George’s Majestic Lounge
14 - Biloxi, MS - Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
15 - Broussard, LA - The Station
16 - Beaumont, TX - Dixie Dance Hall
17 - Little Rock, AR - Revolution! Music Room
19 - Springfield, IL - Boondocks
21 - Bloomington, IL - The Castle Theatre
22 - South Bend, IN - Club Fever
23 - Cedar Rapids, IA - Pepsi Pavilion




LACUNA COIL announces U.S. tour (video)

Italy's LACUNA COIL is proud to announce that they will visit the US in early 2013 in their first tour of the New Year. The band will head out with SEVENDUST on a 17-date run throughout the month of February. The tour kicks off on February 2, 2013 in Winston-Salem, NC and tickets for the tour go on-sale Friday, November 30, 2012. Fans should check their local ticketing outlets for information on how to purchase tickets.  

LACUNA COIL has spent the past year touring the world in support of their new album, DARK ADRENALINE. Released earlier this year via Century Media Records, the album debuted at #15 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart, selling nearly 20,000 units in its first week, and spawned the crushing first single "Trip The Darkness." The band has sold upwards of 800,000 units in the US alone and with six full-length albums, two EPs, various singles and a DVD under their belt; LACUNA COIL maintains their prominent role in the modern rock scene.  

The music video for their single "Trip The Darkness":

Tour Dates:  
02/02/13 - Winston-Salem, NC @ Ziggy's  
02/03/13 - Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligans  
02/05/13 - Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club  
02/06/13 - Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall  
02/07/13 - Portland, ME @ The Asylum  
02/08/13 - Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock  
02/09/13 - Lynchburg, VA @ Phase 2  
02/10/13 - Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works  
02/12/13 - Fayetteville, AR @ George's Majestic Lounge  
02/14/13 - Biloxi, MS @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino  
02/15/13 - Broussard, LA @ The Station  
02/16/13 - Beaumont, TX @ Dixie Dance Hall  
02/17/13 - Little Rock, AR @ Revolution! Music Room  
02/19/13 - Springfield, IL @ Boondocks  
02/21/13 - Bloomington, IL @ The Castle Theatre  
02/22/13 - South Bend, IN @ Club Fever  
02/23/13 - Cedar Falls, IA @ Pepsi Pavilion  

For more information on LACUNA COIL visit:  


Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Happy Birthday MYLES KENNEDY (video)

Myles Richard Kennedy (born Myles Richard Bass; November 27, 1969) is an American musician and singer-songwriter best known as the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of the rock band Alter Bridge, and as the lead vocalist in Slash's current solo project.


Happy Birthday JIMI HENDRIX R.I.P. (video)

James Marshall Hendrix (born Johnny Allen Hendrix; November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American musician, singer and songwriter. Despite a limited mainstream exposure of four years, he is widely considered to have been the greatest electric guitarist in the history of popular music, and one of the most important musicians of the 20th century.


Monday, November 26, 2012

DEC BURKE Unveils New Band (video)

Very exciting news from the former vocalist and guitarist from Frost* and Darwin's Radio!!  Dec Burke has announced his new band, Alpha Flood, featuring: Kristoffer Gildenlow (ex Pain of Salvation), keyboardist Richard West (Threshold), guitarist Simon Andersson (Darkwater) and drummer Collin Leijenaar (Neal Morse Band).

In an interview with Prog Magazine, Dec had this to say about the new group:

Where did the name Alpha Flood come from?
Collin came up with it, and we all thought it was really cool, so we’ve run with it. It rolls off the tongue!

Has it taken a while to settle the lineup?
Having done my solo thing for the last two years, I wanted to put together a new band with some well-known musicians I admired. I asked Collin, and he said yes. Collin is turn asked Kris. I was friends with Simon and I asked him, and then we asked Richard West to complete the lineup.

What are your immediate plans?
Immediate plans are to get recording underway. We have a lot of material demoed up. The plan is to do a song and let people hear that, and at the same time record the album proper with a view of having that ready by early spring. We may have a little teaser available as early as December, all being well. As far a live shows go we would love to. We are speaking with promoters at the moment.

What’s the artistic intention with this outfit as opposed to previous ones?
The intention is simple: we want to write and record great songs that move us, and hopefully that in turn will move the listener in a positive way.

How do you expect the band dynamic to work – is there going to be a leader and followers or a democratic setup?
It’s very democratic – lots of opinions and ideas! But considering we’ve known each other for such a short time, it’s amazing how well we all get on. Everyone writes, so there’s a great pool of ideas. We’re already looking ahead to how we will approach a follow-up album… Mad!

What do you hope to achieve?
We want to deliver an album that has great songs and great performances from everyone, and a great production. So if we can achieve that it will be a great first step. Beyond that, it would be some live dates to get the word out there that Alpha Flood is here.

From Dec Burke's solo projects:

source: Prog Magazine


Saturday, November 24, 2012

No Rev in Black Ops II (Video)

Theo Wargo, Getty Images  

Avenged Sevenfold turn up as performing characters in the new ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops II’ video game, but there have been a few people suggesting that late drummer The Rev also makes a guest appearance as a grainy figure in the balcony. However, singer M. Shadows says that any likeness to their drummer was purely unintentional and was not something they signed off on. 

He told Kerrang, “I’ve seen people saying this. The possibility of adding The Rev was mentioned, but it would have been too weird. Really, the last thing we would want to do is include him in something that he obviously has no say in. By this stage, we’re all about moving on. We love and miss The Rev, but it just wouldn’t feel right or appropriate to put him in the game.”

In addition to the game, Avenged Sevenfold are currently in the process of working on a new record. Shadows says, “I’m incredibly proud of what we’re preparing. I know that in my heart of hearts what we’re working on is something special and we can stand tall behind this new music for the next year and however long.” 

The rocker adds, “There’s no point in going out there on the road and putting all your energy into something if you don’t believe in it wholeheartedly. What’s inspiring is how into this everyone is and how fired up we all are about making a kick ass new record.” 

The group added Arin Illejay on drums during the latter half of supporting their ‘Nightmare’ album, and Shadows reveals that Illejay has been involved in the writing process. 

source: Loudwire


Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving (video)

Happy Thanksgiving!

And now, a re-mix of last year's PSA from "the Captain":

Stay safe and rock your holiday!!


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

SOUNDGARDEN debuts at No. 5 on Billboard album chart (video)

"King Animal", the first collection of all-new material in 16 years from grunge legends SOUNDGARDEN, and first since the group reunited in 2010, sold 83,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 5 on The Billboard 200 chart.

"To be able to come back, especially after such a long break, and create an album that I believe lives up to the legacy of all of the other albums — I think that's a special thing. It's something that doesn't happen very often." - Chris Cornell on coming back after the grunge era.
Check out the full interview on NPR Music:

"King Animal" track listing:
01. Been Away Too Long
02. Non-State Actor
03. By Crooked Steps
04. A Thousand Days Before
05. Blood On The Valley Floor
06. Bones of Birds
07. Taree
08. Attrition
09. Black Saturday
10. Halfway There
11. Worse Dreams
12. Eyelid's Mouth
13. Rowing

SOUNDGARDEN blasted through 23 songs in front of 1,000 people at New York City's Irving Plaza nightclub on November 13 in the first of three such shows to celebrate the arrival of "King Animal".

source: / NPR


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

THE SWORD - "The Veil of Isis" (video)

The Sword - "The Veil of Isis" Official Music Video 

New album 'Apocryphon' Available Now. 
Download on iTunes: 

for more, visit:

source: The Sword


ALL THAT REMAINS - "Stand Up (Stand Up)" (video)

All That Remains has just released their seventh album, A War You Cannot Win.
Download it on iTunes:

Here is the debut of the video for "Stand Up (Stand Up)":

The video was directed by P.R. Brown (Slipknot, Bullet For My Valentine, Marilyn Manson)
and filmed on location in New Hampshire.


METALLICA - "Quebec Magnetic" trailer (video)

Metallica - Quebec Magnetic 

Metallica just started their very own record label and the first release is Quebec Magnetic. Available on Blu-ray & DVD at your local retailer, online store, and favorite digital provider on December 7 in Germany, December 10 in the Rest of the World, and December 11 in North America. 

The live set includes 26 songs plus bonus material. Over three hours of footage recorded live at Colisée Pepsi in Quebec City, Quebec on October 31 and November 1, 2009.  


That Was Just Your Life 
The End Of The Line 
The Four Horsemen 
The Shortest Straw 
Broken, Beat & Scarred 
My Apocalypse 
Sad But True 
Welcome Home (Sanitarium) 
The Judas Kiss 
The Day That Never Comes 
Master of Puppets 
Nothing Else Matters 
Enter Sandman 
Killing Time 
Seek & Destroy 

Bonus Songs: 

For Whom the Bell Tolls 
Holier Than Thou 
Turn the Page 
All Nightmare Long 
Damage, Inc. 
Phantom Lord

source: Metallica


Monday, November 19, 2012

Time-lapse creation of the SOUNDGARDEN King Animal mural (video)

Time-lapse of the creation of the Soundgarden King Animal mural 
at Easy Street Records in Seattle WA

For more, visit: 

Free lithograph when you purchase King Animal from the following independent record stores:

Monster, Charleston SC
Music Monitor Network, Raleigh NC
Alliance Entertainment, Sunrise FL
Cactus, Houston TX
Central Square, Santa Rosa Beach FL
Disc Exchange, Knoxville TN
Earshot, Greenville SC
Earshot, Winston-Salem NC
Earshot, Charleston SC
Euclid Records, St. Louis MO
Kief's, Lawrence KS
Oz Music, Tuscaloosa AL
Park Avenue CD, Orlando FL
Schoolkids, Raleigh NC
T-Bones Records, Hattiesburg MS
Uncle Sam's, Miami Beach FL
Waterloo Records, Austin TX
Streetlight, San Jose CA
Twist and Shout, Denver CO
Dimple Records, Sacramento CA
Rasputin Music, Berkeley CA
Zia Record Exchange, Phoenix AZ
Independent Records, Colorado Springs CO
Graywhale, Taylorsville UT
Silver Platters, Seattle WA
CD World, Eugene OR
Easy Street, Seattle WA
Electric Fetus, Minneapolis MN
Electric Fetus, Duluth MN
Electric Fetus, St. Cloud MN
Fingerprints, Long Beach CA
Lou's Records, Encinitas CA
Music Millennium, Portland OR
Off The Record, Yakima WA
Rhino/Mad Platter, Claremont CA
Rockin Rudys, Missoula MT
Salzers, Ventura CA

source: Soundgarden



Happy Birthday JUSTIN CHANCELLOR of TOOL (video)

Happy 40th Birthday to Justin Chancellor

The musician and book/record store owner is best known as the bass player in TOOL

for more, visit


Friday, November 16, 2012


Formed in France in 1999,  
Spheric Universe Experience just released their 4th album, The New Eve.  

"The Day I Died" is currently #3 on Rockfile Radio ICE.

Here is the official video:

For more visit:



AC/DC - Live At River Plate Album Premiere (audio/video)

Rockfile Radio is proud to announce the  
AC/DC Live At River Plate Album Premiere

The CD set is due in stores November 20th and follows last year's Live At River Plate DVD/Blu-ray release, filmed during their three triumphant Buenos Aires concerts on the Black Ice world tour, in December of 2009 in front of nearly 200,000 fans.

Get all the details during the one hour music-intensive special
Monday night at 8pm on Rockfile Radio FIRE

AC/DC Live At River Plate
track listing: 

'Rock N' Roll Train' 
'Hell Ain't a Bad Place to Be' 
'Back in Black' 
'Big Jack' 
'Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap' 
'Shot Down in Flames' 
'Black Ice'
'The Jack'
'Hells Bells' 
'Shoot to Thrill' 
'War Machine' 
'Dog Eat Dog'
'You Shook Me All Night Long'
'Whole Lotta Rosie' 
'Let There Be Rock' 

'Highway to Hell' 
'For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)' 


source: Mx2 Media

ANUBIS GATE - Golden Days (video)

Anubis Gate has returned with their 5th album, Anubis Gate.

This is the first official video:

ANUBIS GATE is Denmark's premier prog/powermetal band and 
the song is currently #7 on Rockfile Radio ICE!

Buy full album on iTunes for only $5.99: 
or Amazon:


source: Anubis Gate

RUSH - Signals 30th Anniversary (audio)

Our friends at Redbeard's In The Studio have put together a short special to celebrate the 30th anniversary this week of the release of RUSH - Signals

Head over to the page and stream the special at your leisure: