Thursday, December 27, 2012

THE BLACK CROWES announce return (links)



THE BLACK CROWES will return to the road in 2013 with their “Lay Down With Number 13” world tour. The first leg will encompass dates in the U.K. March 24-30 and the U.S. April 2-May 4. Tickets for this first leg go on sale January 11 at 10:13 AM Local Time and ticket link information will be available on January 1 at Additional dates will be announced soon.

The band has also announced the March 19 vinyl release of the live WISER FOR THE TIME (Silver Arrow/Megaforce Records). Its eight sides will contain 26 songs–15 acoustic and 11 electric–from the band’s five-night, sold-out NYC performances in the fall of 2010. These never-released-before versions will also be available as a double album digital download.

Chris Robinson (lead vocals, guitar), Rich Robinson (guitar, vocals), Steve Gorman (drums), Sven Pipien (bass) and Adam Macdougall (keyboards) of THE BLACK CROWES “are thrilled to announce the addition of our good friend Jackie Greene” on guitar and vocals.

The band is offering via their website a free mobile web app. It includes a free download of the acoustic version of “Under a Mountain” performed live in NYC in 2010. This offering is exclusive and not included on WISER FOR THE TIME.

The first leg of the “Lay Down With Number 13” tour begins March 24 in Manchester in the U.K. and will run through May 4 in New Orleans.

Here are the dates of the first leg of the “Lay Down With Number 13” tour:
Date - City/State - Venue 

Sun-Mar-25 - Manchester, UK - Manchester Academy 
Mon-Mar-25 - Birmingham, UK - o2 Academy 
Wed-Mar-27 - Glasgow, UK - o2 Academy 
Fri-Mar-29 - London, UK - The HMV Forum 
Sat-Mar-30 - London, UK - *The HMV Forum 
Tue-Apr-02 - Port Chester, NY - The Capitol Theatre 
Wed-Apr-03 - Port Chester, NY - The Capitol Theatre 
Fri-Apr-05 - New York, NY - Terminal 5 
Sat-Apr-06 - New York, NY - Terminal 5 
Mon-Apr-08 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club 
Tue-Apr-09 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club 
Thu-Apr-11 - Boston, MA - House of Blues 
Fri-Apr-12 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory 
Sun-Apr-14 - Detroit, MI - The Fillmore Detroit 
Tue-Apr-16 - Chicago, IL - The Vic 
Wed-Apr-17 - Chicago, IL - The Vic 
Fri-Apr-19 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant 
Sat-Apr-20 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium 
Sun-Apr-21 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium 
Tue-Apr-23 -Atlanta, GA - The Tabernacle 
Thu-Apr-25 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues 
Sat-Apr-27 - Austin, TX - Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater 
Sun-Apr-28 - Houston, TX - House of Blues 
Tue-Apr-30 - St. Petersburg, FL - The Mahaffey 
Wed-May-01 - Lake Buena Vista, FL - House of Blues 
Sat-May-04 - New Orleans, LA - Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts



Sunday, December 23, 2012

VANISHER "Countdown To Extinction" cover (video)

Our new friends from North Carolina, Vanisher, gave us a present and just released a cover of the Megadeth classic, "Countdown To Extinction"

Vanisher has already hit #1 on Rockfile Radio ICE and is currently#10 on Rockfile Radio FIRE with "Seven Years Buried". A video for the song will be released soon.

Another track getting spins on both stations, "Reaction",
also comes from their debut, "Unbound", available now.

for more, visit: VANISHER


Friday, December 21, 2012

Celebrate International RUSH Day on 21.12 (video)

Today is 21/12. In the US, 12.21.12, in other countries, 21.12.12.  
Any way you slice it, you should be celebrating RUSH today.  

RUSH just found out they will be inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame and 
this week, they released a new 2112 box three flavors.

A CD w/ Blu-ray 5.1 mix, a CD w/DVD 5.1 mix and 
a box set with CD, Blu-ray and Graphic Novel!!

Both Rockfile Radio stations will be playing the full 2112 suite at 12 noon eastern!  
Visit to listen live!

and if you cannot wait, here is a taste:

source: RUSH


Thursday, December 20, 2012

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

New TOOL is on the way (links)

We have heard TOOL has been working on their new 5th full length album since the end of the Winter Tour, Feb 2012. The band's webmaster posted this statement:
Wanting to open some presents are you? Well, as I’ve already announced on this very website, TOOL will be performing at OZZFEST in JAPAN in MAY of 2013. If you can’t make that show, there MIGHT be another gift or two under the tree – things unnoticed amongst the torn wrapping paper, ribbons and empty boxes. My best guess is that these ‘presents’ won’t be opened until after the holidays – knowing just how important it is to take your evergreen decorations down by January 5th. Though not on the 2012 reindeer-propelled sleigh, there are a couple of other Tool projects on the horizon that I am privy to, but, unfortunately, can’t comment on any further at this time… as was requested by the band’s management (Bah humbug with a British accent!).

Something that might be encouraging to some TOOL enthusiasts is that while riding with Danny to Chili John’s yesterday, I heard a lot of new Tool music (sans Maynard). This was the most new material that I’ve heard so far, although a few of the riffs and arrangements were familiar. So, what did I think? Dare I say that it sounded like… TOOL (some of it reminiscent to earlier TOOL stuff, with other parts pushing the envelope), and I assume that it will sound even more like TOOL once the vocal melodies, etc. have been added. To answer your next question, I cannot say how far along in the writing process the band is. If I had to GUESS, I would say more than half way (and keep in mind that in the past, at least, the writing went faster once the first few [more complex] songs were finished).

Sounds encouraging. Stay tuned for the latest about what is sure to be a mind-blowing masterpiece, coming sometime in 2013.

source: TOOL


Tuesday, December 18, 2012


ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell told Guitar World earlier this month the new album is complete! And now we get to hear the first track released, "Hollow".

 from the band:
Two weeks ago, Alice In Chains began posting the lyrics from their brand new song, "Hollow" to @aliceinchains on Instagram, asking you, the fans to create an image inspired by or featuring a word or phrase from the lyrics. Fans from around the world took to Instagram, sharing their photo interpretations of each lyrical phrase. Here is the lyric video that includes your Instagram photo submissions:

Expect an early 2013 release. 

This is only the second album without original vocalist, Layne Staley. 2009's Black Gives Way to Blue featured 3 rock radio smashes, including "Check My Brain"

"In my opinion, that record stood up to anything else we’ve put out in our career," Cantrell says. "And this new one is right up there as well."

Bassist Mike Inez, drummer Sean Kinney, vocalist/guitarist William DuVall and Cantrell recently wrapped up the recording sessions for the new album with producer Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Deftones) and engineer Paul Figueroa.


BARONESS is back after bus accident (video)

Savannah, GA rockers BARONESS are ready to come back!

BARONESS suffered a serious bus crash in August, after which all plans to tour for the new album, Yellow & Green, had to be cancelled. 

 From the band the day after the accident, August 16, 2012:

The band members of Baroness and their crew are recovering from injuries sustained after their tour bus crashed outside of Bath, England early on Wednesday morning.
John Baizley has broken his left arm and left leg. Allen Blickle and Matt Maggioni each suffered fractured vertebrae. All three remain in the hospital as of this writing. Pete Adams has been treated and released from the hospital.
Three of the five crew members who were on the bus have also been treated and released. One member is still undergoing testing. The driver of the bus remains in critical condition.
Please stay tuned for further updates. Thank you for all the support during this extremely difficult time.
band photo August 20, 2012 

Little has been heard during their recovery, until now...

Frontman John Baizley issued this statement last night:

Simply put: it’s time to get back to it. Since my belated and thankful return to the USA (after our painful test in motorcoach-aeronautics) i can definitively say i’ve exhausted my reserve of potential leisure activities (there’s not that many of them, after all). in recent weeks, i’ve come dreadfully close to boredom, and in those moments i can’t help but focus on my glaring physical infirmities. television offers little respite from this relative stasis; i’m sure by now i have sampled every biker-meth-dealer-zombie-low-talking-cop-crime-scene-serial-killer-real-housewife soap opera that is currently being broadcast (and there’s no small number of them). i’ve tried to fill my weekly routine with as much physical therapy as possible but the truth is, PT is not fun, and its benefits come with a great deal of mental/physical/spiritual pain and struggle. furthermore, i believe am getting a touch of Stockholm syndrome when it comes to my doctors and therapists (the highlight of my week should NOT involve a clinic). music might be the best therapy i have right now. perhaps it’s both the cause and the cure (the thought has crossed my mind); but i feel lost without it. Pete and i have just spent a long week surveying our musical wreckage and, surprisingly, we are quite well and intact. sure, there’s some substantial obstacles to overcome before we write, record or perform any time soon; but we still have everything we need to get “back in” that particular “saddle again”. Most of my peers are familiar with such high-school-gym-teacher poeticisms as “risk equals reward” and “no pain, no gain”; but did any of us every really believe there was any real wisdom in those adolescent platitudes? i didn’t. i am, however, starting to understand the essence of these and many of our other favorite cliches.

as odd as it might be for me to write these “updates” after 10 years of personal silence on the internet, i feel that i owe everyone who’s voiced or given their support to Baroness a brief synopsis of our situation and more importantly a heartfelt thanks. honestly, it has made this ordeal much easier on me. what little publicity that surrounds our crash has given voice to so many people who have shared their own stories of injury, trauma and struggle with us, and has furthered my own faith in the communicative and universal strength of music. as every singer on every stage has nightly said, “we wouldn’t be where we are without you.” thanks everyone. we look forward to seeing you soon. here’s a short clip of a song we wrote.


source: Baroness


Monday, December 17, 2012

LED ZEPPELIN on CBS "Sunday Morning" (video)

LED ZEPPELIN on the December 16th edition of "Sunday Morning" on CBS-TV:

LED ZEPPELIN's concert film, "Celebration Day", which is available on CD, DVD, and Blu-ray disc, sold 101,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 9 on The Billboard 200 chart. The package arrived in stores on November 19 via Swan Song/Atlantic Records. 

"Celebration Day" documents LED ZEPPELIN's 2007 concert at London, England's O2 Arena. The film made its U.S. debut at the historic Ziegfeld Theater in New York's theater district on October 9. Prior to the premiere, founding members John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, and Robert Plant were joined by Jason Bonham, the son of their late drummer John Bonham, for a press conference at New York's Museum of Modern Art. 

source: Led Zeppelin 


Put KAMELOT drummer Casey Grillo's custom kit under your tree. (video)

KAMELOT's Casey Grillo is selling a "one-of-a-kind"  
Pearl Welder Tour Select drum kit via eBay

He says: "This drum kit was custom made for me to use on KAMELOT's 2012 U.S. tour while opening up for NIGHTWISH. I would love to hang on to it but I have so many kits at this time and room is running out. The drums are all Pearl with a metal wrap that's about a quarter of an inch away from the shell. The lugs are custom free floating lugs made by Wac'd drums. I am only selling the shell pack. So you will not get any cymbals, stands, seat, pedals, or snare drum. The drums come as listed."

"I will be happy to sign any or all the drums and a portion of the proceeds will go to ARF (Animal Rescue Foundation)."

Drum cam footage of KAMELOT's Casey Grillo performing the song "Torn" during the band's recently completed European tour:

KAMELOT's new album, "Silverthorn", sold 5,400 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 79 on The Billboard 200 chart. 


Thursday, December 13, 2012

SEVENDUST release teaser for upcoming album (video)

Sevendust have just released the teaser trailer 
for their upcoming album, "Black Out The Sun", 
due on March 26, 2013.

The band has also announced plans 
for a 2013 headlining tour with Lacuna Coil:

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   

source: Sevendust


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

RUSH finally makes into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame (links)

According to, The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame has officially announced next year's inductees: Canadian rock legends RUSH, PUBLIC ENEMY, HEART, Randy Newman, Donna Summer and Albert King will all join the class of 2013, with Summer, who passed away this May, and King, who died in 1992, earning the honor posthumously. Lou Adler and Quincy Jones will both receive the Ahmet Ertegun Award for non-performers. 

"It's a terrific honor and we'll show up smiling," RUSH's singer and bassist, Geddy Lee, tells "It made my mom happy, so that's worth it." Lee is especially happy for RUSH's army of hardcore fans. "It was a cause they championed," he says. "I'm very relieved for them and we share this honor with them, for sure."

RUSH has been eligible for the honor since 1999, 25 years after the release of the band's self-titled debut album.
"I never really cared if it happened or not, to be honest with you," RUSH guitarist Alex Lifeson told the Canadian Press. "It doesn't change anybody's life at the end of the day. Are we going to become more popular? Are we going to sell more records? Are more people going to come to the shows? I don't know. We're quite happy where we are and with what we've accomplished.

"So we continue to do the kind of work we want to do and we will continue regardless of our induction or not," he added. "I think at the end of the day, really, what this is about is making our fans feel like their support has been worthy."

"If there's one band in the history of rock music that's deserved the acknowledgment of getting into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, it's RUSH," said Sam Dunn, co-director of the 2010 Grammy-nominated documentary "Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage". "Here's a band that has been making creative and unique music for over 40 years now, has a massive fanbase around the world ... (and) they continue to be one of the best live bands on the planet.

"I think there's a bunch of good reasons why they deserve this achievement."

According to Lifeson, the Rock Hall induction would pale in comparison to the band's having received one of the prestigious Governor General's Performing Arts Awards for Lifetime Artistic Achievement in March, the highest honor bestowed on artists by the Canadian government.

"The acknowledgement we got from the Canadian government, and by extension Canadians, is very dear to us," Lifeson said. "The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame is more a popularity contest."

The April 18, 2013 event is set for Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, marking the first time the ceremony will be held in the city since 1993. HBO will tape the show for broadcast at a later date.


YES will perform three full albums on 2013 tour (links)


YES To Present Triple-Header Concert Tour In 2013, Performing Three Classic Albums In Their Entirety In One Evening

In a career first, iconic and Grammy-winning rock band YES will perform three of their classic albums in their entirety, all in one concert, on a special tour in 2013: 1971’s The Yes Album, 1972’s Close To The Edge and 1977’s Going For The One. Music audiences will experience the albums, each representing an important milestone in YES’ career, performed from beginning to end.  

The multi-platinum progressive rock band - bassist Chris Squire, guitarist Steve Howe, drummer Alan White, keyboardist Geoff Downes and singer Jon Davison - will kick off the North American tour March 1st and conclude April 12th in Detroit.

After starting in West Wendover, Nevada, the historic trek continues down the West Coast including stops in Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles before heading east for shows in New York, Toronto, Detroit and more. See the full itinerary below.  

The tour will mark the first time since 1973 that YES - who have sold close to 50 million albums worldwide - have performed an album onstage in its entirety.

Steve Howe says, “These albums we all easily agreed on - they are complete works in themselves,” adding that several of the songs have rarely been performed live. “I believe the only song not performed in concert is ‘A Venture’ from The Yes Album,” says Chris Squire. “And probably the most tricky of all the songs planned for this set is ‘Turn Of The Century’ from the Going For The One album.” Alan White believes “This is a great opportunity to show the growth of YES in these different eras - and to relive the memories of these times.”

The Yes Album is widely considered to be the band’s breakthrough album. Certified platinum, it features such signature songs as 'Yours Is No Disgrace' and 'I’ve Seen All Good People'. The band’s album Close To The Edge was on the U. charts for 32 weeks, peaking at #3. Going For The One went gold, hit #8 on the US chart and featured two singles, 'Wonderous Stories' (which hit #6) and the title track (#24).

“I think the 12-inch album is alive and well as reinforced by the rising interest in the analog format,” says Squire when asked about the album format in the singles-driven digital age. The album, says Howe, “has never totally gone away - there are those who completely understand."

Tickets can be purchased in advance. Moreover, YES is proud to provide special show packages, which include near-stage seating, a meet and greet with the band, exclusive limited-edition gifts from YES, and much more.

The Yes Album (1971):
'Yours Is No Disgrace'
'The Clap'
'Starship Trooper'
a: Life Seeker
b: Dilusion
c: Wurm
'I’ve Seen All Good People'
a: Your Move
b: All Good People
'A Venture'
'Perpetual Change'

Close To The Edge (1972):
'Close To The Edge'
I. The Solid Time of Change
II. Total Mass Retain
III. I Get Up, I Get Down
IV. Seasons of Man
'And You And I'
I. Cord of Life
II. Eclipse
III. The Preacher the Teacher
IV. Apocalypse
'Siberian Khatru'

Going For The One (1977):
'Going for the One'
'Turn of the Century'
'Wonderous Stories'

Tour dates:

1 - West Wendover, NV - Peppermill Concert Hall *
3 - Seattle, WA - Moore Theatre
5 - San Francisco, CA - The Warfield
6 - Los Angeles, CA - Orpheum Theatre
8 - Temecula, CA - Pechanga Theater (at Pechanga Casino)
9 - Reno, NV - Silver Legacy Casino *
14 - Omaha, NE - Holland Performing Arts Center
16 - Hammond, IN - The Venue at Horseshoe Casino
17 - Louisville, KY - Palace Theatre
18 - Kansas City, MO - The Midland by AMC
20 - Austin, TX - ACL Live at the Moody Theater
21 - Grand Prairie, TX - Verizon Theatre
22 - Biloxi, MS - Hard Rock Live - Biloxi *
24 - Hollywood, FL - Seminole Hard Rock Live Arena *
30 - Melbourne, FL - Maxwell C. King Center for the Perf. Arts

2 - Clearwater, FL - Ruck Eckerd Hall
5 - Mashantucket, CT - MGM Grand at Foxwoods *
6 - Hampton, NH - Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
7 - Bethlehem, PA - Sands Bethlehem Event Center
9 - New York, NY - Beacon Theatre
11 - Toronto, ON - Massey Hall
12 - Detroit, MI - Fox Theatre

* - YES will only be performing two albums - The Yes Album and Close To The Edge - for shows at casinos due to the time constrictions of events held there.


Monday, December 10, 2012

Get the new BUCKCHERRY track FREE today only! (links/video)


(Buckcherry photo by Stevie D.) 

Multi-Platinum Los Angeles rock band Buckcherry will release their new CD Confessions February 19, 2013 via Century Media Records. “Gluttony”--the first single from the album--will be available for purchase through iTunes tomorrow (Tuesday, December 11). In the meantime, a free download of “Gluttony” is available today only (Monday, December 10) at

Buckcherry just wrapped a string of UK dates and will headline North American shows in late December and January before joining Kid Rock as special guests on the upcoming “Rebel Soul” Tour beginning February 2 in Kansas City, MO. In addition, Buckcherry will co-headline Fremont Street Experience's Downtown Countdown New Year's Eve 2013 celebration in Las Vegas December 31. 
While on tour, Buckcherry will preview new songs from Confessions, the band’s sixth studio album and first U.S. release for Century Media Records.

Confessions merges punk grit, gutter attitude, honest storytelling, and razor sharp hooks. The lyrics are tied together by the underlying theme of the Seven Deadly Sins.
Buckcherry continues to resonate because they're so unabashedly honest in their recordings and on stage. "It's a real rock 'n' roll band," says Nelson. "You get 100 percent of what we are and what we're about. We don't apologize for it." 
Buckcherry--Josh Todd (vocals), Keith Nelson (guitar), Stevie D. (guitar), Jimmy Ashhurst (bass), Xavier Muriel (drums)--are one of the premier rock bands of the new millennium, having sold more than three million records in America alone and touring virtually non-stop, playing with everyone from AC/DC to Avenged Sevenfold, touring sold-out arenas alongside Nickelback and KISS, and headlining festivals ranging from the punk rock Ink-N-Iron (also featuring the Misfits and Pennywise) to Sturgis.

Additional dates have been added to the band’s run of headlining North American gigs.

The current Buckcherry tour itinerary is as follows:
  • 12/27 Libertyville, IL - Austin’s Fuel Room 
  • 12/28 Mt. Pleasant, MI - Soaring Eagle Casino And Resort 
  • 12/31 Las Vegas, NV - Fremont Street Experience (with Queensr├┐che, Quiet Riot, Pop Evil, Otherwise) 
  • 1/2 Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory Concert House 
  • 1/4 Lloydminster , AB - Kooler 
  • 1/5 Edmonton, AB - Union Hall Nightclub 
  • 1/6 Calgary, AB - The Back Alley 
  • 1/8 Medicine Hat , AB - Esplanade Theater 
  •  1/10 Lethbridge, AB - Average Joe’s 
  • 1/11 Regina, SK - Pure Ultra Lounge 
  • 1/12 Winnipeg, MB - The Oak 
  • 1/14 Thunder Bay, ON - Thunder Bay Community Auditorium 
  • 1/16 London, ON - London Concert Theatre 
  • 1/19 Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Theatre 
  • 1/20 Niagara Falls, NY - Rapids Theatre 
  • 1/22 Portland, ME - The Asylum (With Kid Rock and Hellbound)
  • 2/2 Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center 
  • 2/5 Springfield, MO - JQH Arena 
  • 2/7 Beaumont, TX - Ford Park Event Center (Solo Show)
  • 2/9 Tulsa, OK - BOK Center (With Kid Rock and Hellbound)
  • 2/10 Wichita, KS - INTRUST Bank Arena 
  • 2/13 Bossier City, LA - CenturyLink Center 
  • 2/15 Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena 
  • 2/16 Greenville, SC - Bi-Lo Center 
  • 2/18 Fort Myers, FL - Germain Arena 
  • 2/20 Pensacola, FL - Pensacola Civic Center 
  • 2/21 New Orleans, LA - New Orleans Arena 
  • 2/23 Birmingham, AL - BJCC Arena 
  • 2/24 Huntsville, AL - Von Braun Center 
  • 2/26 Greensboro, NC - Greensboro Coliseum Complex 
  • 2/27 Knoxville, TN Knoxville Civic Auditorium 
  • 3/1 Memphis, TN - FedEx Forum 
  • 3/2 Louisville, KY - KFC Yum! Center 

For more information on BUCKCHERRY visit:


Pre-order DAVE GROHL's first movie. (links)

Sound City is now available for pre-order! 
You can buy the film directly from Dave at

From the official site: 

Pre-order and you'll immediately receive access to some super sweet stuff to tide you over until the film is available. 

When the film is released on 2/1/2013 we'll send you an email with info on how you can login and watch or download DRM-Free. 


Thursday, December 6, 2012

The first pre-order for the new RIVERSIDE album is up (video/links)

Poland's progressive rockers RIVERSIDE have just completed their fifth studio album, SHRINE OF NEW GENERATION SLAVES, and are proud to announce the effort will see a North American release on February 5, 2013.   Out on longtime record label InsideOut Music, the album will also be available in Europe on January 21, 2013.

The first pre-order link is up at Burning Shed - Order HERE

Mariusz Duda explains the record's theme and title: "It's based on the fact that we all hear almost everyday from friends and close people how unhappy they are, how they hate their jobs, how they don't have a time for this or that, how time flies and how they actually feel like slaves in their lives. I thought it was a good option to write about that kind of unhappiness and this 'new generation slavery', where people seem to be unable to take control over their own lives." 

SHRINE OF NEW GENERATION SLAVES was recorded at Serakos Studio in Warsaw, Poland, where Reality Dream Trilogy was also tracked.  Recorded with Magda Srzednicka and Robert Srzednicki, the album offers nearly an hour of classic RIVERSIDE music. 

Vocalist Mariusz explains, "In 2012 we've been focusing on the work on the new album, and trying to prove, mostly to ourselves, that we can still surprise with something, and what's most important - create an album that would become our showpiece, music-wise and lyrics-wise.  The title might sound a bit intricate, but the acronym will definitely explain what we did with our music this time."

Fans can read about the album's recording process on the band's blog here, and a video interview that was done with RIVERSIDE directly from the studio can be seen here.

The artwork was designed by Travis Smith, who has done most of the album artwork for bands such as Opeth and Katatonia as well as the Avenged Sevenfold Nightmare cover, which many regarded as the best hard rock album cover of 2011.

SHRINE OF NEW GENERATION SLAVES is the follow up to the band's 2009 release, Anno Domini High Definition, which entered the Poland charts at #1 and has since hit gold album status.  In 2011, RIVERSIDE also released an EP titled Memories In My Head to celebrate the band's 10th anniversary.

RIVERSIDE Discography:
Out Of Myself - CD 2003
Voices In My Head - EP 2004
Second Life Syndrome - CD 2005
Rapid Eye Movement - CD 2007
Reality Dream - 2DVD/2CD 2008/2009
Anno Domini High Definition - CD 2009
Memories In My Head - EP 2011
Shrine Of New Generation Slaves - CD 2013

Mariusz Duda - Vocals, Bass, Acoustic Guitar
Piotr Grudzi - Guitar
Piotr Kozieradzki - Drums
Micha Apaj - Keyboards

For more information on RIVERSIDE, visit:

source: Riverside


This year's GRAMMY nominees for BEST HARD ROCK/METAL Performance (video)

Iron Maiden, Megadeth, Halestorm, Lamb Of God and Anthrax are some of the names to have been nominated in the 55th annual Grammy Awards, which take place February 10 in LA.

The nominees in the other Rock categories are pretty much NOT the best rock songs/albums of the year, but the Hard Rock/Metal nominees fair a little better.

What are your picks?

Here are the nominations in the Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance category:

ANTHRAX – "I’m Alive"
Track from: Worship Music

HALESTORM – "Love Bites (So Do I)"
Track from: The Strange Case Of…

IRON MAIDEN – "Blood Brothers"
Track from: En Vivo!

LAMB OF GOD – "Ghost Walking"
Track from: Resolution

MARILYN MANSON – "No Reflection"
Track from: Born Villain
(Cooking Vinyl)

MEGADETH – "Whose Life (Is It Anyways?)"
Track from: TH1RT3EN




Wednesday, December 5, 2012

STONE SOUR announces new U.S. tour (links)

With the two bands currently selling out multiple shows together across Europe, Grammy-nominated rock bands Stone Sour and Papa Roach will head out on a U.S. co-headline tour in January 2013. Stone Sour, currently in the midst of a tour across five continents, will close out every show. Las Vegas rockers Otherwise will be opening the shows.  

Beginning December 7th, On Sale ticket links will be added here:  

Stone Sour / Papa Roach Tour Dates 
(More Dates Will Be Added):  

1/20/13 Bethlehem, PA - Sands Bethlehem Events Center 
1/22/13 Niagara Falls, NY - Rapids Theatre 
1/23/13 New York, NY - Terminal 5 
1/25/13 Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom 
1/27/13 Chicago, IL - House of Blues 
1/29/13 Minneapolis, MN - The Myth 
2/1/13 Amarillo, TX - Aztec Music Hall 
2/2/13 Lubbock, TX - Lonestar Pavilion 
2/4/13 Midland, TX Midland - Horseshoe Arena 
2/5/13 College Station, TX - Hurricane Harry's 
2/7/13 Corpus Christi, TX - Concrete Street Amphitheatre 
2/8/13 Pharr, TX - Pharr Entertainment Center 
2/9/13 Laredo, TX - Laredo Energy Center 
2/12/13 Tempe, AZ - Marquee theatre 
2/13/13 Los Angeles, CA - Club Nokia 
2/15/13 Las Vegas, NV - The Joint 
2/16/13 Salt Lake City, UT - Salt Air  
2/17/13 Denver, CO - Fillmore 

Additional Stone Sour Tour Dates: 
1/30/13 Kansas City, MO - Midland Theater  

source: Stone Sour