|Makin' Waves: September 5th Edition|
United Stations nationally syndicated radio shows HardDrive and HardDrive XL have announced the second annual HARDDRIVE LIVE TOUR 2010 branded and produced in conjunction with its’ weekend and nightly radio programs. The 2010 lineup for the fall concert tour features headliners Sevendust, 10 Years, with special guests Since October, Aranda and Anew Revolution. The excursion will begin in Augusta, GA on October 4th and is currently scheduled to arrive in 28 cities across North America by November. Tickets and additional information regarding the tour will be available at www.harddrivelivetour.com.
The Lonely Forest's digital only EP comes out Sept 14th and is a sneak peek at the bands new album, "Arrows", which will be out in early 2011. The Lonely Forest hit the road this fall for a month with Margot & the Nuclear So and So's followed by three weeks with Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin.
Singer/songwriter/pro surfer Donavon Frankenreiter is set to release his fourth album, "Glow", October 5th on his own label, Liquid Tambourine Records. Frankenreiter has been a busy man this summer; he just wrapped up a Verizon & Samsung sponsored two month tour of the East Coast, where he hit up nearly every surf town between Florida and Maine. In true Donavon Frankenreiter fashion, there's little room for stress on Glow. The album's 10 tracks are the perfect antidote to trying times: warm, organic, and overwhelmingly hopeful. And Frankenreiter is ready to bring the new tracks to his international fanbase as he continues to crisscross the globe on more surfing and musical adventures. For more information, go to www.donavonf.com.
OMD (aka Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark) return with their first new album in 14 years. "History of Modern" will be released September 28th in the US via Bright Antenna Records through Warner Music Group’s Independent Label Group. The US version of History of Modern contains the US only exclusive track, “Save Me,” which features Aretha Franklin and is the album’s first single. Fans have the opportunity to pre-order History of Modern at OMD’s own webstore – www.omdhasawebstore.com. They can choose between a limited edition box set and bundles including autographed vinyl, CD’s and exclusive t-shirt designs. All pre-orders come with an instant digital download of the single, “Save Me.”
Every Tome I Die have posted a fifth episode of “SHIT HAPPENS: THE SERIES?” at www.vans.com/ETID! In this episode, entitled ‘Shitcanery’, fans will witness an EVERY TIME I DIE Warped Tour signing! Fans will also join the guys in a Day of the Dog Tattoo session where the fellas give each other tattoos! This episode and the rest are all part of a weekly video series entitled “SHIT HAPPENS: THE SERIES?” Fans should expect even longer, funnier episodes to be included on the DVD, set for release this October! The DVD will include 30 minutes of extra footage, plus an hour of unreleased bonus material. To sweeten the deal even more, EVERY TIME I DIE is including a free copy of their latest full-length, New Junk Aesthetic, with the purchase of the DVD! For More Information on EVERY TIME I DIE, visit these sites: www.myspace.com/everytimeidie and www.everytimeidie.net.
The Gay Blades have built an international following on their side-stepping demeanor, their unpredictable live shows and, of course, their unhinged manic sound. But while their fan base is still marveling at how the larger-than-life duo can fill aural spaces so completely as a two-piece, the band is ready to unveil their sophomore album, "Savages", which promises to astonish both their current devotees and future fans alike. Savages is out October 5th via Triple Crown Records/ILG. Go to TheGayBlades.com and send a tweet in exchange for a free download of the first single, "Try To Understand." Savages is an eclectic mix of songs, which cannot be defined by any one genre, but does pay homage to artists such as the Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen, Adam Ant, Spoon, Wilco and Weezer.
The past year has been a massive success for Finland’s emerging prog/death metal supergroup, Barren Earth. What started out as a mere side project featuring members of Moonsorrow, Swallow The Sun, Kreator, and more, has resulted in the release of an EP, ‘Our Twilight’, a critically acclaimed full-length, "Curse of the Red River", and numerous European shows and festivals. Now Barren Earth is set to bring their brand of forward thinking, keyboard soaked metal to North America for their debut US tour, alongside fellow countrymen Finntroll, Ensiferum and Rotten Sound, as part of “The Finnish Metal Tour 2”, set to take place throughout February 2011. For more information on Barren Earth, and Curse of the Red River: www.myspace.com/officialbarrenearth and www.barrenearth.com.
It’s been a busy summer for New York rock combo The Cringe—singer/songwriter/guitarist John Cusimano, lead guitarist James Rotondi (ex-Air, Mr. Bungle), bassist Jonny Matias (ex-Crash Moderns) and drummer Shawn Pelton (“Saturday Night Live” Band, Bruce Springsteen)—and their activity is only accelerating heading into the Fall. Since the June 8 release of their third album, "Play Thing", the band has kept busy on the road, online and in the media. Go to www.thecringe.com and www.myspace.com/thecringe for more information.
It’s been a banner year for the award-winning Classic Albums series. The most recent editions explore ground-breaking releases by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and Black Sabbath. The latest edition tackles not one, but two epic albums from progressive rock powerhouse Rush. "Rush: 2112" and "Moving Pictures" Classic Albums will be simultaneously released on DVD and Blu-ray via Eagle Rock Entertainment’s Eagle Vision subsidiary on September 28th. Continuing the tradition of this celebrated series, "2112" and "Moving Pictures" Classic Albums carries us through the creation of these musical masterpieces with brand new interviews, demonstrations, archive videos, and use of the original multi-track tapes. The titan trio of bassist/vocalist Geddy Lee, guitarist Alex Lifeson, and drummer Neil Peart, joined by original producer Terry Brown, weigh in on the mammoth melodies, resounding riffs, and dynamic drum fills behind these immense aural soundscapes. Many others contribute to the commentary, such as Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins and acclaimed Rolling Stone journalist David Fricke. 112 minutes in total, this DVD digs even deeper with 50 minutes of bonus material not included in the upcoming VH1 Classic broadcast.
Grand Central Publishing will release Mötley Crüe frontman Vince Neil's 320-page hardcover autobiography, "Tattoos & Tequila: To Hell and Back with One of Rock's Most Notorious Frontmen," on September 23rd, 2010.
Metal God Entertainment and Rob Halford are pleased to announce the release of "Halford IV Made Of Metal" featuring fourteen new Halford studio recordings debuting September 27th (UK & EU), September 28th (North America) and October 13th, 2010 (Japan). "Made Of Metal" features fourteen new Halford studio tracks including: "The Mower," "Made Of Metal," "Fire And Ice," "Till The Day I Die," "Undisputed," "Heartless" and "Thunder And Lightning." Halford¹s new NASCAR-themed, animated-music video "Made Of Metal" created by London-based Animator Dean Wright debuts September 13th, 2010. You can also download the single at iTunes and www.halfordmusic.com. Halford have confirmed headline performances on October 15th, 2010 in Nagoya, Japan, October 16th, 2010 at Tokyo¹s Loud Park Festival 10, October 20th Lima, Peru, October 22nd Santiago, Chile, October 24th Sao Paulo, Brazil, October 26th and October 27th, 2010 Buenos Aires, Argentina. Halford tour dates for November and December will be announced on September 21st, 2010.
Jimmy Crespo may be best known as the guitarist who replaced Joe Perry in Aerosmith from 1979-1984. He appeared on the album "Rock in a Hard Place" and co-wrote quite a few of the band's songs. After years of playing with artists including Rod Stewart, Stevie Nicks, Billy Squier, Dee Snider & Lita Ford, Crespo is ready to return to center stage with his brand new band The Jimmy Crespo Project. Joined by a group of noted musicians, JCP is preparing to play a 90 minute show feat classic rock hits and Crespo era Aerosmith songs you can only hear him play live. 2012 will mark the 30 year anniversary of the release of “Rock In a Hard Place” and for the next two years Jimmy Crespo will let the music do the talkin’ playing live shows and releasing an album of original material.
Niji Entertainment Group, the label formed by the late Ronnie James Dio and his wife Wendy Dio, are proud to announce their first official release "Dio At Donnington UK: Live 1983 & 1987." The 2 CD deluxe digipak, set to be released on November 9th, comes with a booklet filled with rare photos from both concerts. It also includes both "All Access" backstage laminates from 1983 and 1987. 1983 was the first time Dio played in the UK and their first show just happened to be the legendary Donnington show. You get a taste from two different tours, the "Holy Diver" tour from 1983 and the "Dream Evil" tour from 1987.
King's X is among the most unusual acts in the history of rock music. Their technical skills are above reproach, and their creativity has impressed fans and media alike. Next to Rush, there is currently no other rock trio capable of producing such a dense and at the same time transparent sound. The much-anticipated double CD/DVD set, "Live Love in London," showcases prime examples of King's X's incredible live show of classic groove rock featuring great melodies with vocal harmonies, driving rhythms and tough guitars. The album is set for an October 26th release through InsideOut Music and will be available as a deluxe DVD+2CD edition in a special embossed package, as well as a 2CD set. A standard DVD-only version will also be available exclusively through CMDistro.com. "Live Love in London" is the first official DVD release by a band renowned for just such a transcendent rock show! The King's X trio of Ty Tabor (guitar, vocals), Dug Pinnick (bass, vocals) and Jerry Gaskill (drums, vocals) have spanned continents and decades together, honing their craft, welcoming their fans in to experience inspired performances that come from their hearts. "Live Love in London" was shot in January of 2009 at the Electric Ballroom in London, U.K.