Portland's RED FANG has premiered a cover of Elvis's "Can't Help Falling in Love" in preparation for the band's headlining fall US tour! The song can be streamed via Loudwire.
The band said about the song,
"We were asked to cover an Elvis song a while back and none of us are really Elvis fans so we were kind of at a loss. We had this dark and doomy jam we'd been kickin' around for a while and we thought 'what if we just record our own song and see if we can make the lyrics fit somehow?' And to our surprise it turned out pretty rad! Maybe Elvis is spinning in his grave, but I dig it."
The cover of "Can't Help Falling In Love" will appear alongside a cover of Fraggle Rock's "Why" on a limited edition 7" to be released by Volcom in conjunction with the band's upcoming US tour. 500 copies of the 7" on red/black splatter will be available exclusively via Volcom, while 500 copies on red vinyl and 1000 copies on black vinyl will be available with the band on tour.
RED FANG's Revolver Magazine-sponsored tour comes on the heels of the band's recent European and Australian tours, and includes appearances at Slipknot's Knotfest and Monster Energy's Aftershock Festivals. Support will come from noise rockers Whores and stoner rock/metal up-and-comers Wild Throne. This headlining tour marks the last shows RED FANG will perform in 2015. Early next year, the band will head into the studio to begin recording its new full-length.
AUTUMN BREEZE TOUR 2015
Oct 02 Urban Lounge Salt Lake City, UT
Oct 03 Aggie Theatre Fort Collins, CO
Oct 05 Riot Room Kansas City, MO
Oct 06 Firebird Saint Louis, MO
Oct 07 Subterranean Chicago, IL
Oct 08 Ace Of Cups Columbus, OH
Oct 09 Altar Bar Pittsburgh, PA
Oct 10 Palisades Brooklyn, NY
Oct 11 Underground Arts Philadelphia, PA
Oct 13 Kings Raleigh, NC
Oct 14 Masquerade Atlanta, GA
Oct 16 Siberia New Orleans, LA
Oct 17 Gas Monkey Live Dallas, TX
Oct 18 Mohawk Austin, TX
Oct 19 Warehouse Studio Houston, TX
Oct 21 Launchpad Albuquerque, NM
Oct 22 The Rebel Lounge Phoenix, AZ
Oct 23 Casbah San Diego, CA
Oct 24 Knotfest San Bernardino, CA
Oct 25 Aftershock Festival Sacramento, CA
Roger Waters’ concert movie version of The Wall will be released on DVD in November, he’s confirmed.
It follows screenings in cinemas across the world this week. It features footage from his three-year world tour, along with road-trip scenes as the former Pink Floyd leader discovers more about the death of his father in World War II, and the effect of the conflict on his family.
The movie will be available in a number of formats – including a Blu-ray special edition that includes his reunion with David Gilmour and Nick Mason at London’s O2 in 2011.
Waters says: “I’m glad we have an opportunity to share the film with people on a wider scale. It has had a deep effect on my life – and I’m not the only one. This release provides an opportunity to remember all of our fallen loved ones.”
Roger Waters: The Wall is released on November 16 in DVD, Blu-ray, digital, and 2-disc Blu-ray special edition formats. A soundtrack album will be announced in the coming weeks.
Standard Edition bonus features
A Visit to Frank Thompson
Special Edition bonus features
A Visit to Frank Thompson
Comfortably Numb live – with David Gilmour
Outside The Wall live – with David Gilmour and Nick Mason
After much teasing and a bit of delays, Iron Maiden have announced the dates for the U.S. portion of their world tour:
Feb. 24 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ BB&T Center
Feb. 26 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
Feb. 28 – Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay Events Center
Mar. 30 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
Apr. 05 – Detroit, MI @ Palace Of Auburn Hills
Apr. 06 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
Apr. 11 – Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome
Apr. 13 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
Apr. 15 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
The opening band on the tour will be The Raven Age, which features Maiden bassist Steve Harris' son, George Harris.
Bruce Dickinson commented on the tour announcement saying:
"Maiden thrive on touring and getting out to our fans, it's also what we enjoy the most.
"When we play in Fort Lauderdale, it will be 19 months since our last show at Sonisphere in the U.K. so we will be raring to go.
"On previous Ed Force One tours, we only had time to play New York, L.A. and Florida. For the world tour next year, we've made more time in order to take Ed Force One to our fans in many more parts of the country, like Tulsa where we haven't played since 1987 on the 'Somewhere In Time' tour and Tacoma, where we haven't played in 15 years, along with Vegas, Detroit, Chicago and Denver too this time round.
"We wanted to start off in Ft. Lauderdale, so we could first visit Nicko's [McBrain, drums] Rock 'N' Roll Ribs nearby and have a few Trooper beers to celebrate the start of 'The Book Of Souls' world tour!
"We will, of course, visit Canada too and those dates will be announced very soon!
"We haven't decided on the set list as yet and won't until we start rehearsing, but we really look forward to playing a number of new songs live, especially as the recording was so much live. However, as it's been a while since we saw you all, I am sure we will include plenty of older fan favorites too. I think the fans will be delighted by what we have in mind. We are also in the middle of creating the new show, and rest assured we are working hard to bring you all something spectacular, something with a lot of heart!!! You certainly deserve it for your patience."
Austin, Texas-based classic rockers SCORPION CHILD will release a brand-new single on seven-inch vinyl and digital download on November 6 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment.
The single will contain the new track "She Sings, I Kill", as well as another new song, "(Enter The) Twilight Coven", which will be a B-side that is exclusive to this single. Both tracks will mark the first impression of the band's upcoming second album, which is tentatively scheduled for an early 2016 release.
Singer Aryn Jonathan Black comments: "The time has come and thirst for travel has become an overwhelming urge for quite some time. We will quench these desires in November with a UK/Europe adventure. It is there we will bear the fruits of our labor in song with a view from our forthcoming album. The psalms 'She Sings, I Kill' and '(Enter The) Twilight Coven' will be born!"
Pre-order the single on black or white vinyl from the Nuclear Blast mailorder.
Rock and Roll never sleeps, and neither does Joel Hoekstra! In 2014, after spending 8 years touring with Night Ranger, and simultaneously juggling gigs with Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and Rock of Ages; he landed a gig as guitarist for the iconic Whitesnake. As if that wasn't enough, the hardest working man in rock has added to his long resume with his latest project, Joel Hoekstra's 13, and appears poised to take his place among rock's royalty.
Recently, we had a chance to catch up with Joel, where we discussed his new project, his gig with Whitesnake, and a project he was involved with that he may not entirely be a fan of. What are you waiting for? Grab a cold one, bang it below, and enjoy our interview with the man himself!
Special thanks to Joel Hoekstra for so graciously giving us his time, and to Nancy Sayle at VQPR for making it all happen!
For more on Joel Hoekstra, including music and Tour Dates, check out his Official Website
VALIENT THORR are the baddest band on the planet (from another planet). They have been rocking their adopted home of Earth since arriving here from Venus over fifteen years ago. With six albums under their belt they have now joined forces with Napalm Records for the release of their seventh! This MC5/James Brown inspired quintuplet have stood the test of time morphing in and out of what Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister calls simply- Rock N'Roll.
"After wandering around space last year contemplating all the wild things that are going on in the universe... we are proud and super excited to announce that we have signed a new deal with Napalm Records.
So get ready for a new album (our seventh) in TWO THORRSAND SIXTEEN", says frontman Valient Himself.
Napalm Records A&R Demetri Benoist said about the signing of VALIENT THORR: " Who doesn't like good time Rock N' Roll, getting a chance to work with VALIENT THORR means one thing, we are all in for one hell of a ride."
VALIENT THORR will be heading into the studio this November to begin recording their new album that will be released in spring 2016! Before VALIENT THORR make their way to the studio, they are going to fly over to Europe for the 'Intergalactic Roadwarriors Tour" with special guests Black Bone and Child. With their Thorriors in tow, check them out when they roll through your town, and soon you'll be letting your freak flag fly too!
Baroness, who recently announced the release of their fourth album, Purple (Dec. 18, Abraxan Hymns), launch their first U.S. tour in support of the ten-song album with a round of intimate performances beginning Nov. 27 at the Ace of Cups in Columbus, Ohio.
“We’ve been off tour for too long,” said John Baizley. “It’s time for Baroness to start playing shows in the U.S. again. We’re doing a short run through the eastern half of the States, in small clubs, getting our new songs stage ready for 2016. Who knows, maybe we’ll even throw in a few songs from the very early EPs and albums. See you soon…”
In conjunction with the tour announcement, the band have unveiled the official music video for “Chlorine & Wine” . The clip, which was directed by Jimmy Hubbard, gives fans a raw, behind-the-scenes peek into the making of the song, including footage of Baroness writing and rehearsing the track as well as recording at producer Dave Fridmann’s Tarbox Road Studios.
Nov 27 – Ace of Cups – Columbus, OH | Get Tickets
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Dec 1 – The Demo – St. Louis, MO | Get Tickets
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The Sisters Of Mercy have announced details of a new vinyl boxed set collecting material from their second album, Floodland.
The set will be released by Rhino on September 25 and contains four LPs, all pressed on 180-gram vinyl.
It will be released digitally on the same day, while all the songs will be available for download individually.
The Floodland collection includes the band’s album, originally released in 1987, as well as the contemporaneous singles and b-sides.
This set follows on from the vinyl box set of the band’s debut album, First And Last And Always, which was released by Rhino in July.
After the dissolution of the First And Last And Always line-up, Floodland introduced a new configuration of the Sisters, with Andrew Eldritch and trusty drum machine Doktor Avalanche joined by former Gun Club bassist, Patricia Morrison.
Floodland yielded the band’s first top 10 single, “This Corrosion“.
The tracklisting for the Floodland boxed set is:
“Lucretia My Reflection”
“Driven Like The Snow”
“Never Land (A Fragment)”
This Corrosion 12″
“Dominion” (12″ Edit)
Lucretia My Reflection
“Lucretia My Reflection”
“Long Train” (1984)
KING DIAMOND will perform its classic second album, 1987's concept effort "Abigail", in its entirety on the band's upcoming U.S. tour in the fall. Support on the trek, which will begin on October 29 and run through December 5, will come from legendary San Francisco Bay Area thrash metallers EXODUS.
Tickets go on sale Friday, August 7 at 10 a.m. ET.
Oct. 31 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
Nov. 02 - San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
Nov. 05 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
Nov. 08 - Tucson, AZ @ The Rialto Theatre
Nov. 09 - Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
Nov. 13 - San Antonio, TX @ The Aztec Theatre
Nov. 15 - New Orleans, LA @ The Civic Auditorium
Nov. 16 - Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
Nov. 21 - New York, NY @ Best Buy Theatre
Nov. 24 - Boston, MA @ Orpheum
Nov. 25 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
Nov. 27 - Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
Nov. 28 - Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
Nov. 30 - Minneapolis, MN @ Myth
Dec. 02 - Tulsa, OK @ Club Brady
Dec. 04 - Houston, TX @ House of Blues
Dec. 05 - Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
Live at the Lost Horizon
9.999999999 out of 10
I try not to review Best Of albums and Live albums (best of just in front of an audience) but when something as powerful as Just Joe’s Live at the Lost Horizon comes across my desk it is impossible to ignore and imperative that I let as many people know as possible how utterly amazing this disc is.
Joe Altier is the former voice of Brand New Sin and the current vocalist for Elephant Mountain as well as his solo project, Just Joe. The man has a voice like no other and Live at the Lost Horizon’s reworking of some of his most famous works shows just how powerful and evocative his voice is.
The disc/show opens with a reworked Sad Wings from the self titled Brand New Sin debut album. Slow, emotive and haunting, Sad Wings has never sounded so powerful and it was the standout track on their debut album to begin with. As powerful as the original song was, this reworking is gut wrenching and such an epic way to open a show. It truly sets the tone for the whole disc.
The album has a little bit of everything. There are BNS songs, Elephant Mountain songs, Just Joe originals, and covers of Simple Man (that BNS recorded by never released because Shinedown beat their label to the punch and BNS’ version is/was so much stronger and better than Shinedown's) Jolene, along with songs by Marshall Tucker Band, and Dixie Hustler.
You know I always have at least one complaint about any album or show I am reviewing and my one and only complaint about this disc is that My World should have been the show closer. I say this because Sad Wings opens it with such a definitive note and tone and My World closes the set out the same way. And then there’s another song. Had the show/album ended on My World this would be simple perfection. There is nothing wrong with the cover of Dixie Hustlers’ Goodnight My Shadow, but the reworking of My World will rip your heart and stomp upon it all over the Lost Horizon stage. So mesmerizing and strong, it finishes were Sad Wings starts. Two perfect book ends to a phenomenal set.
And I take umbrage with Joe calling Missin’ You a turd in a punch bowl. Yes, Sad Wings and My World were the big songs off Brand New Sin’s debut album but my favorite BNS tune of all time is Missin’ You and I understand what he’s trying to say that it just didn’t fit on that album but I disagree completely. Not only is it a great diversion from the rest of the power house songs on the album, without Missin’ You the debut album would have been lacking a certain depth and finesse that the song brings to it. The self titled album may have just been written off as just a bunch of cock rock but Missin’ You gave the whole album a little more credence that it needed and allowed the album and the listener to breathe for a second and connect to the music on a slightly deeper level.
Joe Altier has left his mark on 3 Brand New Sin albums, 2 Elephant Mountain discs, several Just Joe Eps and albums, and let’s not forget all of his guest vocalist appearances And while this is self described as a career retrospective it is actually much more. It is a collection of songs and moments reworked into one magical night that we should all feel honored to be allowed to share now with him and each other.
Once in a Lifetime? Are you kidding me? One has to wonder if the aforementioned Sad Wings, My World and Once in a lifetime were released in the form they are here if Brand New Sin wouldn’t have taken over the ‘Next Big Thing’ slot they were so deserving of when they were still active.
There are a few ways you can get a hold of Live at the Horizon by Just Joe.
Here is how to BUY/STREAM the new album:
CD Baby: http://tinyurl.com/myzt5cn
Google Play: http://tinyurl.com/k9uwu4h
Live at the Lost Horizon:
1. Sad Wings (Brand New Sin)
2. Grace (Just Joe)
3. Past & Wreckage (Elephant Mountain)
4. Jolene (Ray LaMontagne)
5. Missin' You (Brand New Sin)
6. Once In A Lifetime (Brand New Sin)
7. Take Me Back (Just Joe)
8. Pray (Elephant Mountain)
9. Simple Man (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
10. The Captain (Just Joe)
11. Can't You See (Marshall Tucker Band)
12. My World (Brand New Sin)
13. Goodnight My Shadow (Dixie Hustler)