Friday, June 28, 2013

NINE INCH NAILS - Came Back Haunted (video)

#nin #rockfileradio #trentreznor #davidlynch
Trent Reznor worked with director David Lynch on this first video for the upcoming Nine Inch Nails album, Hesitation Marks. And they have included this WARNING: This video has been identified by Epilepsy Action to potentially trigger seizures for people with photosensitive epilepsy. Viewer discretion is advised

Nine Inch Nails -- Came Back Haunted

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source: NIN


Thursday, June 27, 2013

METALLICA New Live Clip and Movie Details (video)

#metallica #rockfileradio #metontour #throughthenever
While Metallica prepares to release their 3D movie, Metallica Through The Never, this Sept./Oct., they are beginning to regularly post live videos from their recent tours. Here is the MetOnTour recap video from the April 25, 2013 show in Cape Town, South Africa

Fuel (0:03)
Through the Never (4:11)

Metallica Through The Never stars Metallica and Dane DeHaan (Chronicle, The Amazing Spider-Man 2). DeHaan plays a young crew member who is sent out on an urgent mission while the band is playing a rousing live set in front of a sold-out crowd and unexpectedly finds his world turned completely upside down.

IMAX 3D 9/27/13
Theatres Everywhere 10/4/13

source: Metallica



AVENGED SEVENFOLD New Album Details (video)

#a7x #rockfileradio #avengedsevenfold
Through the use of an online scavenger hunt, Avenged Sevenfold have unveiled the key details of their upcoming album, including its title, release date and cover artwork. The new disc is called ‘Hail to the King’ and will be unleashed on Aug. 27.

The album, produced by Mike Elizondo, will be Avenged Sevenfold’s follow-up to 2010′s ‘Nightmare,’ which spawned such hits as ‘Welcome to the Family,’ ‘So Far Away’ and ‘Buried Alive.’

‘Hail to the King’ will also mark the first A7X album featuring drummer Arin Ilejay. The previous disc, ‘Nightmare’ included drums from the late Jimmy ‘The Rev’ Sullivan and ex-Dream Theater stickman Mike Portnoy.

As for the disc’s sound, M. Shadows has said that the album will have a Black Sabbath / Led Zeppelin feel to it.

Avenged Sevenfold have a handful of U.S. tour dates currently on their schedule, including a headlining gig at the Aftershock festival in Sacramento in September. They are also slated to embark on a European tour with Five Finger Death Punch and Device at the end of the year.

source: Loudwire


Wednesday, June 26, 2013


#mikeportnoy #billysheehan #tonymacalpine #dereksherinian #bluray #rockfileradio


~On DVD, Blu-ray, 2CD, Digital Audio, and Digital Video~
~September 3, 2013~

New York, NY (June 26, 2013)–On September 3, 2013, Eagle Rock Entertainment will release Live In Tokyo by Portnoy Sheehan MacAlpine Sherinian on DVD, Blu-ray, 2CD and digital audio and video formats [Pre-book Order Date August 18, MSRP $19.98 Blu-ray, $14.98 DVD, $16.98 2CD].

Live In Tokyo was filmed/recorded on November 14, 2012 at Zepp Tokyo. This 95-minute concert is the first release of material from the PSMS super-group, and it showcases a wide range of instrumental performances from each of the members’ careers & collaborations. Wider fan bases of Dream Theater, Mr. Big and Black Country Communion will definitely stand up and take notice.

Drummer Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater, The Winery Dogs, Transatlantic), bassist Billy Sheehan (Talas, Mr. Big, David Lee Roth), guitarist Tony MacAlpine & keyboardist Derek Sherinian (Black Country Communion, Dream Theater, Billy Idol) brought their collective strengths to Japan this past fall. The result was a 16-track deep cornucopia of the member’s individual highlights. The group unleashed a fierce storm of sonic musicianship on songs such as “Shy Boy” from Sheehan’s band Talas, MacAlpine’s “The Stranger”, Sherinian’s “Apocalypse 1470 B.C.” and Dream Theater’s “A Change Of Seasons: The Crimson Sunrise.” The DVD and Blu-ray also offer an exclusive peek at this production with a behind-the-scenes featurette.

Live In Tokyo is a true tour de force.

1) A Change Of Seasons: I. The Crimson Sunrise
2) Acid Rain
3) The Stranger
4) Stratus
5) Apocalypse 1470 B.C.
6) Tony MacAlpine Guitar Solo
7) Been Here Before
8) Birds Of Prey (Billy’s Boogie) / Billy Sheehan Bass Solo
9) The Farandole
10) The Pump
11) Mike Portnoy Drum Intro
12) Nightmare City
13) Hell’s Kitchen
14) Derek Sherinian Keyboard Solo
15) Lines In The Sand

Here is a video of the band from Guitar Center, filmed in 2012:

source: Mike Portnoy


Tuesday, June 25, 2013

SOUND OF CONTACT Announce U.S. Tour (video)

#soundofcontact #rockfileradio #simoncollins #progrock
Sound Of Contact are going out on a special tour of North America in August and September. Dubbed Bring The Prog Back, the band will play their entire debut album Dimensionaut. SoC will be joined by a host of other prog artists that will vary from city to city, including Spock’s Beard, District 97, Jolly, Edison’s Children and Francis Dunnery.

Dunnery’s set promises to be very innovative. It’s being called iRig Gig, and he’ll be performing with music gadgets for the iPhone and iPad by IK Multimedia.

Each show is to end with musicians from different acts on the bill getting onstage together, to play a Bring The Prog Back medley of classic progressive songs.

Here’s a full list of the artists involved with the tour, which runs from August 21 to September 17:

Sound Of Contact
Spock’s Beard
Francis Dunnery’s iRig Gig
Edison’s Children (featuring Pete Trewavas of Marillion)
Tom Brislin
Oblivion Sun (featuring former members of Happy The Man)
Dream The Electric Sleep
District 97
Little Atlas
The Tea Club
Out of the Beardspace
Sonus Umbra
Kasim Sulton
Half Past Four

For the full list of dates, visit:

Sound Of Contact vocalist/drummer Simon Collins says: “We’re doing this tour with a lot of modern progressive rock bands carrying the torch forward into the future. It’s oddly poetic that we bookend the tour playing shows with some of the significant originators of the genre”.

Prior to this tour, Sound Of Contact will be opening the main stage for the inaugural Yestival, which happens in Camden, New Jersey on August 3. And on September 20 and 21, Collins, Dunnery and SOC keyboard player Dave Kerzner are to play with Steve Hackett on his Genesis Revisited 2 shows in Chicago.

Source: ProgRock Mag


Monday, June 24, 2013

Prog-tastic news from the hands STEVEN WILSON (video)

#KingCrimson #Yes #XTC #StevenWilson

Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree, Blackfield, no-man) has been busy. After being on the road with his solo tour, he is set to have his hands in several upcoming releases from other artists. Known for his surround sound mixes and remixing projects, fans of progressive music will salivate over these packages.

In September, XTC re-issue the 1992 album Nonsuch in CD/DVD-A and CD/Blu-ray formats. This will have bonus tracks, plus new stereo and surround sound mixes from Steven Wilson.

In October, Yes will re-release the 1972 album Close To The Edge. This will also be available in CD/DVD-A and CD/Blu-ray formats with additional tracks, plus new stereo and 5.1 mixes from Steven Wilson.

Also in October, King Crimson will have a multi-disc box set called The Road To Red, with recordings from the band’s final American tour in 1974. Most of the content has never been released, and it features new hi-res transfers of original analogue tape mixes of complete and unedited concerts. Plus, a new stereo mix of the 1974 album Red, which has been overseen by Robert Fripp and Steven Wilson.

source: ProgRockMag


Friday, June 21, 2013

SKILLET - "Rise" Album Premiere and Giveaway (audio)

Hot on the heels of their last album, Awake, one of just three rock albums to be certified platinum in 2012, Skillet are set to unleash their eagerly awaited follow-up album, Rise.

The band — lead vocalist/bassist John Cooper, guitarist/keyboardist Korey Cooper (John’s wife), drummer/duet partner Jen Ledger and newly minted lead guitarist Seth Morrison — continue to explore new terrain on Rise, working once again with produced by Howard Benson. The message is both spiritual and social, as Skillet reaches out anew to its growing and changing following.

“Rise is the story of a typical American teen coming into adulthood and facing the massive world problems,” says Cooper, who is deeply concerned about the erosion of belief in young people today, as well as their deeply felt desire to belong.

This interview features John and Korey Cooper giving an in-depth look at their new release in a conversation with host Meltdown.  (The full version of the special will air this Sunday 6/23 at 10am EDT on Rockfile Radio FIRE.)

The first 15 Rockfile Radio listeners to send an email to with SKILLET as the subject will win FREE codes to download Skillet's new album Rise and the debut album from We As Human. You will get an email back with the links and codes.

Act NOW, we don't have many left.

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source: MX2 Media


Happy Birthday MIKE EINZIGER (video)

Michael Aaron Einziger (born June 21, 1976 in Los Angeles, California) is a Grammy-nominated musician known as the co-writer and guitarist of the alternative rock band Incubus. Einziger is widely known as an innovator and enthusiast of the use of pedalboard guitar effects during live concerts, and was voted #41 in Total Guitar's top 100 guitarists of all time in 2002. 

In an interview with Gibson Guitars, writer Steven Rosen states "[Einziger] hasn’t played the guitar so much as he has manipulated it, submitted it to his own needs. Einziger fashions a sonic tapestry that draws heavily from the Zappa/Vai/Hendrix school of rock." Mike is also an active composer, writing his first full-scale orchestral concert entitled "End.>vacuum", as well as "Forced Curvature of Reflective Surfaces"; an experimental composition that was featured at the "West Coast, Left Coast" Festival at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Einziger is currently enrolled as a student at Harvard University.

source: wikipedia


Happy Birthday JOEY KRAMER (video)

Joseph Michael "Joey" Kramer (born June 21, 1950, The Bronx, New York City, United States) is the drummer for the American hard rock band Aerosmith.

Kramer's memoir, Hit Hard: A Story of Hitting Rock Bottom at the Top, was released on June 30, 2009.  Joey married his girlfriend Linda in 2009. They currently reside in Marshfield, Massachusetts and Georgetown, Texas.

A powerful drummer, Joey has been known to amuse concertgoers during his drum solos by striking the drums with his arms, legs, toes, elbows and even his forehead.

Kramer is credited with originating the name Aerosmith. In his memoir, Joey revealed that he idly conceived the name Aerosmith while listening to Harry Nilsson's album Aerial Ballet in 1968, two years before the band was formed. Kramer insists that there is no connection between the name "Aerosmith" and Sinclair Lewis' novel Arrowsmith.

He made a guest appearance in the 22nd season of The Simpsons in the episode The Ned-Liest Catch as a former partner of Bart's teacher Mrs. Krabappel, as told in the 3rd season episode Flaming Moe's, which featured the whole of Aerosmith, the first band to guest star on the show.

source: wikipedia


Thursday, June 20, 2013

STONE SOUR - "The Uncanny Valley" (video)

STONE SOUR have released a lyric video for a new track off their latest album, House Of Gold & Bones Part 2.  Stone Sour's European tour continues though July 3rd.


Happy Birthday CHINO MORENO (video)

Chino Moreno (born Camilo Wong Moreno; June 20, 1973) is an American musician. He is best known as the lead vocalist and contributing guitarist of Deftones. He is also a member of the side-project groups Team Sleep, Crosses, and Palms.


Moreno is well known for his distinctive screams, as well as his soothing tenor voice while singing melodically. In 2007, he was placed at number 51 in Hit Parader's "Top 100 Metal Vocalists of All Time".

source: wikipedia


Happy Birthday MICHAEL ANTHONY (video)

Michael Anthony Sobolewski (born June 20, 1954), known professionally as Michael Anthony, is an American musician who is currently the bass player in the rock group Chickenfoot. Anthony is the former bass player for the hard rock band Van Halen.

Anthony is known for his stage antics, his effects-laden live solos, his number of custom-made bass guitars including a Jack Daniel's model shaped like a whiskey bottle, and his background vocals in Van Halen. He also has a signature Yamaha bass guitar series. In total, Anthony is known to have in excess of 150 bass guitars. In addition to his musical career with Van Halen and other acts, Anthony markets a line of hot sauces and related products named Mad Anthony.

source: wikipedia


Wednesday, June 19, 2013

BLACK SABBATH sets career record with new album (video)

BLACK SABBATH sold more than 155,000 copies of their new album "13", landing it at #1 on the Billboard Album Sales charts...for the first time ever! It is only the second time to hit the top 10, 1971's "Master Of Reality" reached #8.  Black Sabbath will begin a North American tour on July 25th.

For more, visit:




Monday, June 17, 2013

Stream the new QUEENSRYCHE album (audio)

The new self-titled album from QUEENSRŸCHE will be released on June 25 via Century Media Records. "Queensrÿche" marks the debut release from the lineup comprised of Todd La Torre (vocals; ex-CRIMSON GLORY), Michael Wilton (guitar), Parker Lundgren (guitar), Eddie Jackson (bass) and Scott Rockenfield (drums). The band worked with producer James "Jimbo" Barton, who engineered and mixed "Operation: Mindcrime", "Empire", and co-produced "Promised Land".

  "Queensrÿche" track listing:

01. X2
02. Where Dreams Go To Die
03. Spore
04. In This Light
05. Redemption
06. Vindication
07. Midnight Lullaby
08. A World Without
09. Don't Look Back
10. Fallout
11. Open Road

Drummer Scott Rockenfield told "Noize In The Attic": "Our big goal was, once we kind of made our transition last year and moved on as a band, and Todd being in the band, and our focus of the live shows and everything, it's always kind of been about looking at what really made QUEENSRŸCHE special. And for the live show, it's the old stuff. And we've been focusing a lot, in the show, doing that, for the last year, and we're continue to focus on doing that. On the record, I think the vein of what the record is a combination of all that great old stuff that we're kind of known best for. I mean, for me, I kind of summarize it by saying, to me, it's everything from the [debut] EP up to 'Empire', or maybe even 'Promised Land' at that point, which is, to me, the most defining catalog that we've ever done. And I think for this record, it's visiting that and taking that into the future."


Friday, June 14, 2013

VOLBEAT Live at Rock am Ring Festival (video)

The Danish band VOLBEAT has been spreading their sound far and wide since 2000. Now with Rob Caggiano (Anthrax) in the band, they are firing on all cylinders. Check out this full set from Germany's Rock Am Ring Festival last weekend (June 8th):

03:28 Hallelujah Goat
06:50 A New Day
11:00 Guitar Gangster and Cabillac Blood
14:55 Pearl Hart
18:15 Heaven nor Hell
22:32 Ring of Fire (Johnny Cash Cover)
23:53 Sad Mans Tongue
28:01 Lola Montez
33:03 16 Dollars
36:50 Mary Ann's Place
41:09 Keine Lust (Rammstein Cover)
41:55 Breaking the Law (Judas Priest Cover)
43:19 Raining Blood (Slayer Cover)
44:00 Dead But Rising
47:23 Fallen
52:58 Maybellene I Hofteholder
56:25 The Hangman's Body Count
1:02:10 Still Counting
1:09:00 Doc Holiday

Volbeat are headlining this summer's Rock Allegiance Tour in the U.S. alongside HIM, All That Remains and Airbourne.


Happy Birthday CHRIS DEGARMO (video)

Chris DeGarmo (born Christopher Lee DeGarmo on June 14, 1963) is an American heavy metal and hard rock guitarist and threefold Grammy-nominated songwriter. DeGarmo is best known for his seventeen-year tenure (1981–1997) as a lead and rhythm guitarist in the progressive metal band Queensrÿche, which he co-founded, and with whom he played during their most commercially successful period. Since departing from the band, DeGarmo has continued his involvement in the music business in a much smaller capacity. He is now a professional charter pilot.

source: wikipedia


Happy Birthday ALAN WHITE (video)

Alan White (born 14 June 1949) is an English rock drummer known for his work with the progressive rock band Yes. White was also a member of the Plastic Ono Band, playing live in 1969 at the Toronto Rock and Roll Revival, which was recorded and released three months later as Live Peace in Toronto 1969. In all, White has appeared on over fifty albums with artists including John Lennon, George Harrison, Joe Cocker, Ginger Baker, and The Ventures.

source: wikipedia


Thursday, June 13, 2013

Happy Birthday ROBBIE MERRILL (video)

Robbie Merrill (born June 13, 1963 in Lawrence, Massachusetts) is an American bass guitar player, best known for his work with the Alternative Metal band Godsmack.

Robbie was one of the founding members of Godsmack, meeting Sully Erna through Sully's sister they became roommates and friends. In February 1995, Erna decided to start a new band as the lead singer after playing the drums for more than 23 years. His new band The Scam formed with Erna on vocals, Robbie Merrill on bass, local guitarist and friend Lee Richards on guitar, and Tommy Stewart on drums. The Scam quickly changed its name to Godsmack, after recording one demo.

Robbie is also a founding member of the band Another Animal along with Shannon Larkin, Tony Rombola, Lee Richards, and Whitfield Crane. Excluding Whit Crane all have been members of Godsmack presently or in the past.

source: wikipedia


300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE trailer (video)

Based on Frank Miller's latest graphic novel Xerxes, and told in the breathtaking visual style of the blockbuster 300, this new chapter of the epic saga takes the action to a fresh battlefield—on the sea—as Greek general Themistokles attempts to unite all of Greece by leading the charge that will change the course of the war.

300: Rise of an Empire pits Themistokles against the massive invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes, and Artemisia, vengeful commander of the Persian navy.


Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Happy Birthday JOHN WETTON (video)

John Kenneth Wetton (born 12 June 1949) is an English singer, bassist, and songwriter. He was born in Willington, Derbyshire, and grew up in Bournemouth. He initially rose to fame in progressive rock with bands such as Mogul Thrash, Family, King Crimson, Roxy Music/Bryan Ferry, Uriah Heep, UK, Jack-Knife, and Wishbone Ash. His biggest commercial success was as the frontman and principal songwriter of the supergroup Asia. Their self-titled debut album sold 8 million copies worldwide and was Billboard magazine's #1 album of 1982.

source: wikipedia


Happy Birthday KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD (video)

Kenny Wayne Shepherd (born Kenny Wayne Brobst, June 12, 1977, Shreveport, Louisiana) is an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter. He has released several studio albums and experienced a rare level of commercial success both as a blues artist and a young musician.

Shepherd graduated Caddo Magnet High School in Shreveport, Louisiana. The guitarist is "completely self taught", and does not read music. Growing up, Shepherd's father (Ken Shepherd) was a local radio personality and some-time concert promoter, and had a vast collection of music. Shepherd got his first "guitar" at the age of three or four, when his grandmother purchased a series of several plastic guitars for him with S&H Green Stamps, which Shepherd has said he would "go through like candy".

Shepherd stated in a 2010 interview that he began playing guitar in earnest at age seven, about six months after meeting and being "pretty mesmerized" by Stevie Ray Vaughan, in June 1984, at one of his father's promoted concerts. His self-taught method employed a process of learning one note at a time, playing and rewinding cassette tapes, using "a cheap Yamaha wanna-be Stratocaster...made out of plywood, basically", learning Muddy Waters, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Albert Lee licks from his father's vast music collection.

At the age of 13, Shepherd was invited on stage by the New Orleans bluesman Bryan Lee. After proving his abilities, he decided on music as a career. Demo tapes were made and a two-camera video was shot at Shepherd's first performance at the Red River Revel Arts Festival in Shreveport. It was this video performance that impressed Giant Records chief Irving Azoff enough to sign Shepherd to a multiple album record deal.

From 1995 on, Shepherd took seven singles into the Top 10, and holds the record for the longest-running album on the Billboard Blues Charts with Trouble Is.... In 1996, Shepherd began a longtime collaboration with vocalist Noah Hunt, who provided the vocals for Shepherd's signature song, "Blue on Black". Shepherd has been nominated for five Grammy Awards, and has received two Billboard Music Awards, two Blues Music Awards and two Orville H. Gibson Awards.

source: wikipedia