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HALESTORM's LZZY HALE Featured On New LINDSEY STIRLING Album
HALESTORM's Lzzy Hale makes a guest appearance on "Shatter Me", the title track of the new album from the American violinist, dancer, performance artist and composer Lindsey Stirling. The CD will be released on April 29 and will by accompanied by a video for "Shatter Me", also featuring Hale. A seven-minute video clip featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the recording sessions for the "Shatter Me" song can be seen below. Stirling, a 27-year-old native of Orange County, California, and an "America's Got Talent" alum (she placed fifth in 2007), has sold more than 100,000 copies of her self-titled, independently released debut album since its arrival in the fall of 2012. She also has about 2.5 million Facebook fans and 274,000 Twitter followers. Regarding how her collaboration with Lzzy came about, Lindsey said: "This song is very, very — obviously — different for a Lindsey Stirling track, because I've never written lyrics before, I've never gotten to blatantly say what I feel. I mean, all my songs have meaning behind them and I try to express that very strongly through the emotion that I want the song to feel for everyone. This time I got to literally say, 'This is what I want to share.' It was so important for me to find the right singer for it, becase I had in my mind the idea of who I wanted. I love vocalists like Hayley Williams from PARAMORE and Amy Lee from EVANESCENCE, so I really wanted a powerhouse, rock-star female vocalist. I came across Lzzy Hale's videos and HALESTORM's stuff, and I was just blown away by the energy that Lzzy has on stage, on camera, in her tracks. I immediately got really excited and was just keeping my fingers crossed that she would have a window to come and do this with me. So I reached out to her management, and really quickly, they responded right back that Lzzy was really excited about the track." She added: "I had actually never heard of Lzzy before, I'm ashamed to admit it. And it's even funnier because she had never heard of me, and we both kind of became immediate fans of each other's work."
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Original GRIM REAPER Members STEVE GRIMMETT And NICK BOWCOTT Interviewed At RAGNARÖKKR METAL APOCALYPSE (Video)
STEVE GRIMMETT'S GRIM REAPER, the revamped version of the cult '80s British metal act GRIM REAPER led by singer Steve Grimmett, performed in the USA for the first time since 1987 on April 5 at the Ragnarökkr Metal Apocalypse festival at Reggies bar in Chicago, Illinois. The band's set consisted of many of the classic GRIM REAPER tunes but also included new tracks from STEVE GRIMMETT'S GRIM REAPER's upcoming studio album, tentatively titled "From Hell", due out in the spring. Original GRIM REAPER guitarist Nick Bowcott joined STEVE GRIMMETT'S GRIM REAPER on stage for several songs, marking the first time Steve and Nick have performed together in more than 25 years. Prior to the Ragnarökkr Metal Apocalypse concert, STEVE GRIMMETT'S GRIM REAPER and Nick Bowcott took part in a joint interview with TV6. You can now watch the chat below. Multi-camera video footage of Bowcott and STEVE GRIMMETT'S GRIM REAPER performing the song "Lust For Freedom" at Ragnarökkr Metal Apocalypse can be seen below. STEVE GRIMMETT'S GRIM REAPER is: Steve Grimmett - Vocals Ian Nash - Guitar Chaz Grimaldi - Bass Mark Rumble - Drums The back catalog from GRIM REAPER was reissued in Japan in October 2008 via RCA/BMG. "See You in Hell" (1984), "Fear No Evil" (1985) and "Rock You to Hell" (1987) feature JVC K2 24-bit remastering and are available for order at this location. Interview:
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Saliva, Powerman 5k, Devil You Know & Nothing More.
Saliva’s new compact disc, ‘Rise Up‘, can be streamed on Pandora. ‘Rise Up‘ is out April 29th. Powerman 5000 have released a lyric video for “How To Be a Human“. Devil You Know’s debut album, ‘The Beauty of Destruction‘ is streaming. Check out Nothing More’s “This Is The Time (Ballast)” video! and now, a video.
Release Day!
The following releases are now available: Single Releases Alter Bridge – “Cry of Achilles” (Alter Bridge Recordings) – Amazon MP3 Hellyeah – “Sangre Por Sangre (Blood For Blood)” (Eleven Seven) – Amazon MP3 Theory of a Deadman – “Drown” (Roadrunner) – Amazon MP3 Album Releases Blacklite District – ‘Worldwide Controversy‘ (Silent Majority Group) – iTunes
Godsmack, Soundgarden, Kings of Leon &…
The Kings of Leon have announced dates for a summer amphitheater tour. Young The Giant and Kongos will open. Dates @ kingsofleon.com. I miss amphitheater shows… Godsmack have wrapped up the recording process for their new compact disc. YEAH! Duff McKagan will join Guns N’ Roses for the Revolver Golden Gods Awards on April 23rd […]
Diecast, Miss May I & Rival Sons…
A lyric video for Miss May I’s “Refuse to Believe” is streaming! Check out “Open My Eyes” by Rival Sons… Diecast have some new dates commemorating the 10th anniversary of ‘Tearing Down Your Blue Skies‘. I Am Heresy will open… May 25 – Akron, OH May 27 – Milwaukee, WI May 28 – Appleton, WI […]
Red, Black Stone Cherry & Wes Scantlin…
Thirty seconds of a new Red track titled “Run and Escape“. The track is from the ‘Release the Panic:Recalibrated‘ album which is due April 29th. Poor Wes Scantlin… Black Stone Cherry are streaming the video for “Me and Mary Jane“. The band’s new compact disc, ‘Magic Mountain‘, is due May 6th in the United States… […]
Soundgarden, Damageplan, Candiria & More!
Why Alter Bridge Should Be One of the Biggest Bands in America Preview a new track from Man Made Machine on the YouTube! AC/DC will not retire. Studio time planned for May. Check out a demo of Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun“. Previously unreleased Damageplan footage… A free MPEG-2 Audio Layer III of Miss May I […]
Seether!, Big Wreck, Crosses & More…
New Seether single in May! New Seether album in July! RIP Shane Gibson, who was Korn’s touring guitarist from 2007-2010. Big Wreck will release their new compact disc, ‘Ghosts‘, on July 15th in the United States. Canada gets it on June 10th. Will AC/DC retire? The Amity Affliction will release ‘Let the Ocean Take Me‘ […]
Release Day!!
The following releases are now available: Single Releases Avenged Sevenfold – “This Means War” (Warner Bros.) – Amazon MP3 Emmure – “E” (Victory) – Amazon MP3 Separations – “Lights Out” (Imagen Records) – Amazon MP3 Silent Season – “All Us” – Amazon MP3 Album Releases Black Sabbath – ‘Complete Albums Box 1970-1978‘ (Rhino) – Amazon […]
Daily Reload: Vince Neil, Loudwire Music Festival
The top hard rock and metal stories from Loudwire and around the web for April 22, 2014: Continue reading…
Between the Buried and Me Unleash Music Video for 'Lay Your Ghosts to Rest'
Between the Buried and Me released a true masterpiece with 'The Parallax II: Future Sequence' in 2012. The group is well known for composing long, rich pieces of progressive metal, and this is displayed beautifully in BTBAM's new music video for the near 11-minute track, 'Lay Your Ghosts to Rest.' Continue reading…
Firefest 2014 Brawl: Police Video and More Details
Saturday night's (April 19) Firefest in Lakewood, Ohio near Cleveland was marred by violence outside the Foundry nightclub that resulted in a slew of arrests, a few victims treated for injuries at local hospitals and an early end to the night of music. Police have released more details and unveiled video from the massive brawl that reportedly included around 50 people. Continue reading…
Soundgarden, Alice in Chains Lead 2014 'Guitar Center Sessions' Season
'Guitar Center Sessions' is coming back to DIRECTV for a new season and Soundgarden and Alice in Chains are leading the way. Season 8 kicks off with six brand new episodes that were filmed during South By Southwest this year in Austin, Texas. Continue reading…
Courtney Love Rocks New Song 'You Know My Name'
Welcome back, Courtney Love! It's been a little bit since we've heard new music from the singer, but she has returned full of attitude and ready to rock with the new song 'You Know My Name.' Continue reading…
Rage Against the Machine's Zack de la Rocha Appearing on New Run the Jewels Album?
Run the Jewels are a hip-hop duo consisting of El-P and Killer Mike. They released their self-titled debut last year, and are working on the follow-up. From the looks of some Instagram photos, it appears that Zack de la Rocha from Rage Against the Machine will be part of the new disc. Continue reading…
Steel Panther, 'Party Like Tomorrow Is the End of the World' – Exclusive Acoustic Performance
Steel Panther are the undisputed and self-described saviors of heavy metal. The band proved that fact once again on April 1 when their third album, 'All You Can Eat,' single-handedly saved the world from armageddon. This was documented in the music video for 'Party Like Tomorrow Is the End of the World,' so to praise Steel Panther further, we present to you this exclusive acoustic performance of the song. Continue reading…
Nothing More Rise to the Surface With 'This Is the Time (Ballast)' Video
Nothing More are quickly rising to the surface with their current single 'This Is the Time (Ballast),' and the video for the track gives you a more visual representation of that struggle. The clip, which may be one of the wettest videos in rock history, just debuted and you can see it above. Continue reading…