Jeff Loomis breaks down the melody from the verse and chorus of the song, "Ashes of Lesser Men" from his album Conquering Dystopia.
From Our ongoing Webisode "Conquering Rifftopia" comes another exciting web video.
Jeff Loomis breaks down the melody from the verse and chorus of the song, "Ashes of Lesser Men" from his album Conquering Dystopia.
As new album MODERN VINTAGE debuts at #1 on the itunes rock chart, limited run of dates with special guests, Apocalyptica
Los Angeles, CA - James Michael, DJ Ashba and Nikki Sixx, collectively known as SIXX:A.M., released their third album MODERN VINTAGE yesterday which debuted at #1 on the iTunes Rock Album chart. The band celebrated the release by playing their first live show since 2009 last night at iHeart Radio Theater in Los Angeles, CA in front of an intimate crowd, hosted by Trey Morgan from 98.7, LA's alternative radio and in partnership with iHeartRadio Live. The big announcement at the event was that SIXX:A.M. will be embarking on their first-ever headline tour in 2015 playing a limited number of dates across North America with special guest Apocalyptica (see ticket info further below). Says bassist Nikki Sixx: "Fans have been asking for years "When is Sixx:A.M. gonna tour?" and we've finally announced our first headline tour. We can't wait to play these songs live and put on a rock extravaganza for our fans. We're excited to announce that we're bringing along Apocalyptica as special guest because we are fans of their music and think this is going to be an amazing night of music from beginning to end". Eicca Toppinen, cellist of Apocalyptica adds: "When we heard about this tour, we loved the idea right away! We were on Nikki's radio show before and had a great time. I really liked Sixx:AM's first two albums and am very much looking forward to the new record. Going on tour with Sixx:AM will bring a great night of music to all our fans."
"It is extremely exciting to get the band on the road. The demand for them to perform live has been building over the years. We can finally give the fans what they have been asking for," says the band's agent, Peter Pappalardo of Artist Group International. To round out the band's live lineup they have added drummer, Jeff Fabb (In This Moment, Black Label Society, Filter) into the mix. Says singer James Michael: "For three records now we have been envisioning what a Sixx:A.M. headline tour would look and feel like. We are so excited to finally be bringing these songs to life". Adds guitarist DJ Ashba: "Over the years we feel we have taken our fans on some pretty incredible and diverse musical journeys. However, they have only been able to experience half of our vision. For the first time we are going to present a visual journey to go along with the music. This tour will be something you won't want to miss. This will be the ultimate Sixx:A.M. Experience".
Today the band will be participating in a REDDIT AMA at 10am PST www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/. Fans will be able to ask the band members all about the upcoming tour and anything else they might want to know. They also have an opportunity to meet the band in person tonight at SIXX:A.M.'s first-ever in-store signing at Best Buy in Burbank, CA at 7pm. Coinciding with all the activity around the album launch, the band will also premiere the brand new lyric video for the track "Give Me A Love" along with a feature on Billboard.com on Friday.
Due to high demand, SIXX:A.M. launched their first official online webstore last week: the band personally put together several merchandise packages available for order exclusively at the store. To check out all offerings, please visit the store at: http://sixxam.sandbaghq.com
The first single off the band's new album, MODERN VINTAGE, "Gotta Get It Right" is currently climbing the rock radio charts. Watch the video to the song here: http://youtu.be/HaUm0FwtST8. Artist Direct.com explains "With Modern Vintage, SIXX: AM make a record that's not only definitive in their catalog thus far, but it's also definitive for 21st century rock 'n' roll, period. The album taps into a classic energy and transforms it into focused, fresh, and fiery ass-kicking anthems that encompass everything from sexy, swaggering rock 'n' roll, alternative expanse, blues bliss, and even a little ragtime flavor. This is what a classic rock record should sound like in 2014. This is SIXX:AM's finest hour thus far!"
SIXX:A.M.'s previous two albums, THE HEROIN DIARIES and THIS IS GONNA HURT – both of which were accompanied by books of the same name - have sold over 600,000 copies and spawned 2 number one radio singles, "Life Is Beautiful" and "This Is Gonna Hurt".
Apocalyptica is a Finnish cello-rock band from Helsinki, formed in 1993. The band is composed of classically trained cellists Eicca Toppinen, Paavo Lötjönen, Perttu Kivilaakso and drummer Mikko Sirén. Their music borrows elements from a wide variety of genres including classical music, metal, world, folk and progressive rock. They have sold over four million albums to date. The band's recent albums included both instrumentals and collaborations with various singers, such as Corey Taylor, Adam Gontier and Cristina Scabbia. Apocalyptica have recently recruited an official vocalist, Franky Perez, who was part of Scars on Broadway, Pusher Jones and appeared on Slash's first solo record.
SIXX:A.M. with Apocalyptica
"The Modern Vintage Tour" 2015
4/08/2015 San Francisco, CA The Regency Ballroom
4/10/2015 Las Vegas, NV The Joint
4/11/2015 Los Angeles, CA Club Nokia
4/13/2015 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
4/14/2015 Kansas City, MO Midland Theatre
4/16/2015 Houston, TX Warehouse Live
4/17/2015 Dallas, TX Bomb Factory
4/19/2015 Minneapolis, MN Mill City Nights
4/20/2015 Chicago, IL The Vic Theater
4/21/2015 Detroit, MI Royal Oak Music Theatre
4/23/2015 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Theatre
4/24/2015 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
4/25/2015 Worcester, MA Worcester Palladium
4/27/2015 New York, NY Best Buy Theater
4/28/2015 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
4/29/2015 Silver Springs, MD The Fillmore
Amex Presale: 10/8 @ 10am (local) – 10/9 @ 10pm (local)
Local Presale: 10/9 @ 10am (local) – 10/10 @ 10am (local)
Public Onsale: 10/10 & 10/11 @ 10am (local)
Order the deluxe version of MODERN VINTAGE http://smarturl.it/SixxAM_MVDLX
Order the standard version of MODERN VINTAGE http://smarturl.it/SixxAM_MVReg
Schecter Guitar Research would like to introduce to you the Session Bass Collection. As with any instrument we make, we put a lot of heart and soul into these basses.
The Session Basses come equipped with swamp ash bodies loaded with active EMG 35DC/EMG 35J pick-ups. With its aged Natural Satin Finish, Canadian Hard Maple fret-board, Ebony side block inlays, and unique body shape, these appointments give our Session Basses a modern vintage look. The Session Riot and Stiletto come in 4 and 5 string versions and is available for left handed players as well.
Whether you play Rock, Funk, Metal or Pop this bass is all you will need. Checkout the video then go to your nearest Authorized Schecter Dealer and play one for yourself.
“Rumor has it, the last few shows are going to be Vegas and LA, because we wanted to end in 2016 in Los Angeles where we started,” Neil said Monday.
Vince Neil Sat down with Las Vegas Weekly and annouced that
The final leg of Motley Crues Fairwell tour will end with a couple shows in Vegas and a couple Arena shows in L.A.
Followed by their 35th anniversary show ending at The world famous Whisky A Go Go.
read the full interview at Las Vegas Weekly
Schecter Guitar Research and Keith Merrow are proud to introduce the new Schecter KM-6.
A welcome addition to the much sought after and extremely popular Keith Merrow line of signature guitars, the new Keith Merrow KM-6 features: a Swamp Ash body, an Ultra Thin “C” shaped 3-PC maple neck, 24 stainless steel X-Jumbo frets on a Black Ebony fingerboard, Glow in the dark side dot inlays, Hipshot bridge, and loaded with Seymour Duncan “Blackened” Black Winter pick-ups created exclusively for Schecter Guitars. Click Here to see a full list of specs and pictures.
Click Here to hear Keith Merrow put this guitar to work in the new 'Conquering Rifftopia' webisode featuring Conquering Dystopia'ssingle 'Ashes of Lesser Men'
WATCH THE VIDEO FOR 'SICK LIKE ME'
In This Moment has been hard at work most of the year on the new Album "Black Widow" . Due to be released through Atlantic on November 18th.
The first single from the album 'SICK LIKE ME' was released yesterday along side a Visually stunning new video.
Black Veil Brides have announced ‘The Black Mass UK Tour‘ with support from Attila, Fearless Vampire Killers, and Drama Club.
Black Veil Brides have announced ‘The Black Mass UK Tour‘ with support from Attila, Fearless Vampire Killers, and Drama Club. The trek will also hit Ireland and runs as follows:
10/03 Cardiff, UK – Cardiff University Students Union
10/04 London, UK – O2 Academy
10/05 Southampton, UK – O2 Guildhall
10/07 Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy
10/08 Nottingham, UK – Rock City
10/09 Norwich, UK – The Nick Raynes LCR
10/11 Exeter, UK – The Great Hall
10/12 Manchester, UK – O2 Apollo
10/13 Newcastle, UK – O2 Academy
10/15 Dublin, IRE – Olympia Theatre
10/16 Glasgow, UK – Barrowland
10/17 Leeds, UK – O2 Academy
Black Veil Brides will release their new album “IV” on October 28th.
Escape the Fate TV has Released the first episode from Their Rockstar Energy Uproar Tour.
Live Wire Premieres New Prong Video Featruing the Tommy Victor Signature Guitar
Relax! Count backwards from 10 and soon you’ll be ready to embrace the brand new video for Prong‘s latest single, ‘Remove, Separate Self.’ The clip (watch above) is debuting exclusively here at Loudwire and it’s a bit of a head trip.
Tommy Victor and his crew are taken into an alternate reality through hypnosis and led into a world where all is not as it seems. Watch as the video’s characters navigate their way through graffiti-filled darkened streets and beginning to realize a few inconsistencies in the world around them.Victor tells Loudwire, “Prong is proud to premiere our video for our new single from our‘Ruining Lives’ LP — ‘Remove, Separate Self.’ This stomping track in the Prong tradition is about illusion and it’s negative effects and I think director Brian Cox captured the content. Please check it out and see us on tour starting Sept. 10 in North America. The single will be available on 7-inch vinyl and for sale at selected shops and more importantly at our shows! So see you soon!”
Speaking of those shows, the band’s current dates, which include a number of shows with Overkill and the upcoming Knotfest, can be seen below. ‘Ruining Lives’ is out now via SPV and you can pick up the disc at both Amazon and iTunes.
Prong 2014 North American Tour:
9/10 — Los Angeles, Calif. — Viper Room
9/11 — Las Vegas, Nev. — LVCS
9/12 — Anaheim, Calif. — The Grove
9/13 — Tempe, Ariz. — Club Red
9/14 — Albuquerque, N.M. — Launch Pad
9/15 — Oklahoma City, Okla. — The Chameleon*
9/16 — San Antonio, Texas — Backstage Live
9/17 — Houston, Texas — Scout Bar
9/18 — Dallas, Texas — Trees*
9/19 — Merriam, Kan. — Aftershock
9/20 — Milwaukee, Wis. — The Rave*
9/21 — Joliet, Ill. — Mojoes*
9/22 — Cleveland, Ohio — Agora Ballroom*
9/23 — Toronto, Ontario — Opera House*
9/24 — Quebec City, Quebec — Imperial de Quebec*
9/25 — Philadelphia, Pa. — The Trocadero*
9/26 — Hartford, Conn. — Webster Theater*
9/27 — Sayreville, N.J. — Starland Ballroom*
9/28 — Worcester, Mass. — The Palladium
9/29 — Albany, N.Y. — Bogie’s
9/30 — New York, N.Y. — Gramercy Theater
10/1 — West Springfield, Va. — Empire
10/2 — Pittsburgh, Pa. — Smiling Moose
10/3 — Westland, Mich. — Token Lounge
10/4 — Kokomo, Ind. — Centerstage
10/5 — Louisville, Ky. — Diamond Pub and Billiards
10/7 — Denver, Colo. — Bluebird Theater
10/9 — Seattle, Wash. — El Corazon
10/10 — Vancouver, British Columbia — Rickshaw Theater
10/11 — Portland, Ore. — Hawthorne Theatre
10/12 — Boise, Idaho — The Shredder
10/14 — San Francisco, Calif. — Thee Parkside
10/25 — San Bernardino, Calif. — San Manuel Amphitheatre
Oderus is missing. Once the Scumdogs in GWAR finally notice this (it takes them a while to notice stuff) they will set off on a journey to find their departed brother using every resource available – including recruiting an ancient Scumdog warrior. GWAR will need the help from everyone, even the lowliest Bohab, as their enemies are plotting to take advantage of the hole in GWAR‘s ranks.
BalSac The Jaws of Death on The “GWAR Eternal Tour 2014″ and what to expect:
“Dark clouds of war and ill omen have gathered around GWAR. In our hour of greatest peril, Oderus has left us and our enemies stand poised, ready to strike while they sense weakness. But we shall no longer cower in our Antarctic stronghold, awaiting Destiny’s final blow. This Fall GWAR sets out on the most trying quest of our career. We shall scour our leader’s favorite stomping ground, North America, leaving no city unsearched, no venue unraised, and no sheep unmolested. GWAR will venture to the depths of Hell or to the very end of Time itself, and though I fear what we may encounter out there, I know that we can never return home until we have the answer we seek: ‘Where is Oderus Urungus?’”
GWAR fans have been mourning the loss of Dave Brockie, GWAR’s founder and lead singer, since March. The “GWAR Eternal Tour 2014″ gives them an opportunity to gather and share a bunch of feels as a community while experiencing the sickest band in this or any other world.
Jamison Land, Beefcake the Mighty’s personal slave and bass tech:
“Dave was our friend and anchor for as far back as anyone can remember. He’s held us together, and sometimes he drove us apart. He is our brother and we love him. Unlike a lot of prominent musicians, he was friends with all of the fans. He made GWAR fans feel special on a personal level. The fans love Dave as much as we do and ‘The GWAR Eternal Tour 2014′ is our way of getting together and sharing that love.”
The first leg of the tour will include direct support from Decapitated; the second leg will have direct support from Corrosion of Conformity. American Sharks will open all shows. The tour kicks off October 15th in Norfolk, VA and runs through December 13th in Baltimore, MD. A complete list of dates can be found below. Tickets go on sale this weekend.
Hail Oderus! Hail GWAR!