|Makin' Waves: November Edition|
Pete Evick guitarist for the Bret Michaels Band is one suck a$$ guitar player. Not sure why he was picked.DREDG has finished work on their fifth album, and the band will hit the concert trail with Circa Survive, Codeseven and Animals As Leaders now through November 28 in New York City. Once those dates conclude, the band will perform a handful of headlining shows. The band has been holed up in a San Francisco recording studio since mid-August, working on the as-yet-untitled album with producer Dan The Automator. The follow-up to 2009's critically-acclaimed THE PARIAH, THE PARROT, THE DELUSION should be ready for a Spring 2011 release on Superball Music. Meanwhile, "Saviour" from THE PARIAH, THE PARROT, THE DELUSION was recently made available for "Guitar Hero" for the iPhone. For more information, go to www.dredg.com.
DARKEST HOUR will be heading out on the road with VEIL OF MAYA and PERIPHERY through November and December. Celebrating their 15-year anniversary as a band they will be playing selections spanning from their debut full length "Mark of the Judas" to their latest release. Included will be the epic instrumental "Veritas, Aequitas" along with other surprises from their catalog. DARKEST HOUR have been busy working on their upcoming full length with Peter Wichers (SOILWORK) for their debut eOne Music release due out early next year. For more information on DARKEST HOUR and their experience in the studio with Peter, visit http://www.darkesthour.cc for updates over the next few months.
Los Angeles traditional heavy metal band WHITE WIZZARD have released a cover of DIO's legendary anthem, WE ROCK. The track is featured as the 'Track Of The Day' on the website of Classic Rock magazine and is available to download for free. Get the track now at http://www.classicrockmagazine.com/news/track-of-the-day-white-wizzard. WHITE WIZZARD's cover of WE ROCK is also due to be included as the second track on the band's new single, SHOOTING STAR - a brand new, original track which was written as a tribute to RONNIE JAMES DIO. The two tracks are the first to be recorded with new WHITE WIZZARD vocalist PETER ELLIS. For more WHITE WIZZARD news and info, head to www.myspace.com/whitewizzard.
On the heels of the summer release of the band's third album, evans|blue, on Sounds+Sights/F.O.F. Entertainment/EMI, EVANS BLUE ventures out on the road for the second leg of their Erase My Scars 2010 Tour, this time with Oklahoma natives Taddy Porter and Fort Wayne's Rains. For further information, check them out on www.evansblue.com, or www.facebook.com/evansblue.
CANCER BATS recently announced a brand new tour dates with THE CHARIOT that will take them into the U.S. this winter! The tour begins in Edinboro, PA on November 30th, and more dates will be announced soon! But, before this U.S. run, CANCER BATS will also perform across Canada with THE CHARIOT! See below for all current dates, and for more information on the CANCER BATS Canadian tour. For more information on CANCER BATS, make sure to head over to: www.cancerbats.com and www.myspace.com/cancerbats.
Velocity/Rise Records is proud to announce the signing of Flemington , New Jersey 's The Air I Breathe (http://www.myspace.com/theairibreathenj). The band is currently working on its debut album with Andrew Wade (A Day to Remember) producing and Joey Sturgis (The Devil Wears Prada) mixing. The expected release date is summer 2011. For more information: www.velocityrecords.com and www.riserecords.com.
My Chemical Romance will release Danger Days: "California 2019 Edition" — a box set available only through the band's official website, www.mychemicalromance.com. The special edition box set will be delivered on November 22nd, the day the band's fourth album, Danger Days: The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys, is released by Reprise Records. Beginning today, fans will be able to pre-order the digital version the album exclusively on the iTunes Store. Please visit http://www.mychemicalromance.com/shop/product/danger-days-%E2%80%9Ccalifornia-2019-edition to order. For more on My Chemical Romance, including an album trailer, please visit www.mychemicalromance.com.
The release of U.D.O.'s new album, 'Rev-Raptor', which was initially planned for January 14, 2011 has unfortunately postponed to March 18, 2011. The reason therefor is the sadly reappearance of Stefan Kaufmann's strong back suffering which forced him to quit playing drums in Accept back in the days. This setback hit Stefan in the middle of the recording session for the new album and forced everybody to make a longer pause now. Stefan is under medical treatment at a specialist and we all hope that he will recover soon. The show on November 6th in Augsburg where U.D.O. will be headliner in front of 9,000 expected fans at the' Masters of Rock Antenne' festival in the 'Schwabenhalle' is not compromised.
Adler's Appetite, led by former Guns N' Roses drummer Steven Adler, has wrapped up a 50-city U.S. tour and is gearing up to record new tracks and go on a European winter trek. Currently writing and recording new material, the band will kick off the jaunt Feb. 10 in the Netherlands before heading to points south including Vaureal, France; Valencia, Spain; Lisboa, Portugal; and London, Suffolk, Nottinghamshire, Yorkshire and Wolverhampton, U.K. Adler's Appetite comprises some of the Sunset Strip's most memorable musicians of its 1980s heyday, including vocalist Rick Stitch, guitarists Alex Grossi and Michael Tomas, bassist Chip Z'Nuff and, of course, Adler himself. The last couple of years have seen Adler make something of a comeback from well-documented brushes with the law and struggles with addictions. He became the breakout star of the VH1 hit series "Celebrity Rehab 2 With Dr. Drew? and "Celebrity Rehab Presents Sober House." For more information check out www.adlersappetiteonline.com.
Eagle Vision will release the "Live In Houston" DVD from Velvet Revolver on November 16th. Footage for the concert was filmed in Houston, Texas in 2005 during the tour in support of the band's debut album, "Contraband." The full-length live tracks are intercut with snippets of interview with the various band members talking about how Velvet Revolver came into being. The set list, naturally, focuses on that debut release but is complemented by two tracks from the Gus N' Roses and two songs from Stone Temple Pilots debut album. Velvet Revolver guitarist Slash stated last month that the search for a new frontman for the group will resume after he finishes his current solo tour, also insisting that his touring vocalist, Myles Kennedy, will not take the job. Kennedy will return to his band Alter Bridge this month, while Slash will take the remaining months of 2010 to work on new music and go through audition tapes. Velvet Revolver has been dormant since April 2008, when the band dismissed original frontman Scott Weiland.