The daily performance lineups have been revealed for the Fifth Anniversary of ROCK ON THE RANGE–America’s premier destination rock festival–May 21-22 at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio.
A limited number of ROCK ON THE RANGE Saturday and Sunday single day Stadium GA tickets will be available for only $59.50 beginning March 28 at 10:00 AM EST. In addition, as a way to honor those who serve their country, ROTR will again offer a $30 single day Stadium GA ticket to members of the military. To qualify for the $30 ticket, concertgoers must present a photo ID with military ID to the Columbus Crew box office Monday through Friday from 9am-5pm between May 1 and 21, 2011. Two-day weekend Stadium GA festival passes (which include entrance to the Friday pre-party) start at just $99.50 plus service and transaction fees.
The daily artist lineups for ROCK ON THE RANGE are as follows:
Friday, May 20 Pre-Party (doors open at 6pm):
Steel Panther, Danko Jones, Lez Zeppelin
Saturday, May 21 (doors open at 11am):
*Monster Energy Stage: Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Staind, Alter Bridge, Hinder, Sick Puppies, Rev Theory, Finger Eleven
*The f.y.e. Stage: Danzig, Escape The Fate, My Darkest Days, Crossfade, Asking Alexandria, Trust Company
*Jägermeister Stage: P.O.D., Black Veil Brides, 2 Cents, Egypt Central, Bad City, Downplay
Sunday, May 22 (doors open at 11am):
*Monster Energy Stage: A Perfect Circle, Disturbed, Stone Sour, Bullet For My Valentine, Black Label Society, All That Remains, Saving Abel, 10 Years
* The f.y.e. Stage: Hollywood Undead, A Day To Remember, Trapt, Cavo, PopEvil, Hail The Villain
*Jägermeister Stage: The Damned Things, Fu Manchu, Evans Blue, Art Of Dying, Red Fang
For more ROCK ON THE RANGE click here.
For all you As I Lay Dying fans, you’re not going to want to miss this amazing opportunity! Starting right now, one very lucky winner will have the chance to win an The Powerless Rise Super Deluxe Fan Boxset and a bonus $150 f.y.e. Gift Card! To enter and for official contest rules, go to www.theworldsloudest.com.
In addition to this contest, The World’s Loudest Metal Sale at f.y.e. presented by Revolver is currently running in your local f.y.e. store, featuring artists such as God Dethroned, The Chariot, Gwar, Helloween, and much more for only $9.99 each! Whenever you purchase any of Revolver’s World’s Loudest Metal Sale $9.99 record, you’ll automatically receive a FREE 20 track metal CD sampler; available only for the month of December and while supplies last. Tracks on the CD sampler feature artists such as Dio, Holy Grail, Danzig, Cephalic Carnage, Kingdom of Sorrow and more!
The As I Lay Dying The Powerless Rise Super Deluxe Fan Boxset is also available for sale at your local f.y.e. store. Be sure to check out what this incredible boxset has to offer at www.theworldsloudest.com.
SKELETONWITCH has announced the North American Skullsplitter Tour 2010 supported by labelmates WITHERED and LANDMINE MARATHON.
Skeletonwitch‘s Scott Hedrick commented, “We live for the road, so after six weeks of writing the next record, it’s going to be great to get back on the stage, basement floor, your mother’s house… whatever! Perhaps we’ll break out some new tunes. We’ll definitely break out some beers! It’s also killer to tour with two other Prosthetic bands. Keeping it in the family!”
Singer/guitarist Mike Thompson from Withered, who will be joining the run late due to touring commitments with DANZIG, added, “We are really looking forward to the dates we’re doing with our friends Skeletonwitch. It’s been a few years since we’ve gone out with them, so we’ve got a lot of ridiculousness to make up for. Life never ceases to surprise.”
Landmine Marathon‘s Ryan Butler commented, “We’re ecstatic to be touring with our friends in Skeletonwitch. It’s gonna be an absolute blast. We’re also extremely excited to be hitting a lot of cities that Landmine has never played before and looking forward to gaining fans and friends in those areas. A very metal time will be had by all!”
In addition, Skeletonwitch has been confirmed as the headliner of the 4th Annual All Hallows Eve Fest, taking place at The Backstage in Chillicothe, Ohio on Octoberr 23.
North American Skullsplitter Tour 2010 dates:
19 – Columbus, OH – Ruby Tuesday
20 – Toledo, OH – Frankies
21 – Dekalb, IL – Otto’s Nightclub
22 – Lansing, MI – Mac’s Bar
23 – Windsor, ON – Chubby Pickle
24 – London, ON – London Music Hall
25 – Hamilton, ON – Absinthe
26 – Kingston, ON – The Mansion (Wine Cellar)
27 – Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
28 – New Haven, CT – Lily’s Pad at Toad’s Place
29 – Frederick, MD – Krug’s Place
30 – Greensboro, NC – Legitimate Business
2 – Oklahoma City, OK – Conservatory
3 – Denton, TX – Rubbergloves Rehearsal
4 – Austin, TX – Red 7
For more SKELETONWITCH click here.
MICHAEL MONROE, iconic rock‘n’roll frontman and founding member of hugely influential Finnish outfit Hanoi Rocks, has entered into a recording agreement with Universal Music. The first fruits of this international deal will be a brand new live album, ‘Another Night In The Sun/Live In Helsinki’, set for release on September 27th 2010. This 15-track outing will be made available through Universal subsidiary, Spinefarm Records.
Says Jarkko Nordlund, Managing Director, Universal Music Finland “Michael Monroe is a true international rock star, and Universal Music’s international network is extremely proud to be working with him. Spinefarm Records is the best home for this rock‘n’roll legend, as both label and artist share the same degree of professionalism and passion.”
Mixed in LA by Niko Bolas (whose credits include Neil Young, Frank Sinatra, Keith Richards, Kiss, Spinal Tap and more) and mastered by Grammy winner Richard Dodd (the man behind Tom Petty and Dixie Chicks), ‘Another Night…’ – recorded on July 6th at the Tavastia Club, Helsinki – features key tracks from Monroe’s solo career spiced up with selected Hanoi classics, some well-chosen covers, plus two brand new, unreleased songs.
Says Monroe: “No excuses, it is what it is, and will probably end up sounding great with all its clunks and flaws, once it’s mixed and finished. Obviously, we’re not doing any overdubs, so you’ll have a very raw ‘rough and ready-or-not’ live recording of another rockin’ night in the sun in the beautiful Finnish summer!”
In the wake of the album’s release, Monroe (plus regular band: Wildheart’s mainman Ginger on guitar, ex-Hanoi member Sammy Yaffa on bass, Steve Conte of New York Dolls & Company Of Wolves fame on guitar, and Karl ‘Rockfist’ Rosqvist on drums, a Swedish/Finnish drummer who has played with both Chelsea Smiles & Danzig) will head out on tour in Finland & Sweden before heading over to the UK to Special Guest with Motörhead on their 35th Anniversary tour in November.
For more MICHAEL MONROE click here.
DANZIG‘s new video for the track ‘On A Wicked Night‘ has been released. The song is pulled off of Danzig‘s new studio album, Deth Red Sabaoth and was shot on location in early June at the infamous BatCave in the Hollywood Hills.
7 out of 10
1988 – Glenn Danzig released Danzig I. I remember it well. Never having grown up on punk I didn’t know about Samhain or the Misfits. But I heard that James Hetfield of Metallica was doing background vocals on this song about cocaine, and well, I was hooked the first time I heard ‘Twist of Cain’.
Danzig’s first two albums were stellar works. And there are a handful of songs on the last 7 albums that I still listen to, but overall the production and the songwriting has deteriorated from album to album.
2010 – Deth Red Sabaoth is released; it is Danzig’s ninth studio album and may very well be his best in 20 years. Upon first listen he still has that ‘rough’ production feel. Leaving the guitars very gritty while other parts of the production are overlaid quite polished and pristine. The first song to jump out at me on first listen is ‘On a Wicked Night’ with its acoustic opening and stripped down sound. Stark, barren, and ominous it leaves one envisioning a bleak winter’s dead forest, breath hanging frozen in the air, and unspeakable beings swirling around just out of sight.
Immediately following is ‘Deth Red Moon’ almost as a reprise to ‘On a Wicked Night’ the guitar work is nonstop and frenetic throughout the song.
The opening to ‘Ju Ju Bone’ is a spoken piece by Glenn who seems to be channeling Elvis Presley not only while speaking but his inflection while singing gives the listener pause, This ‘sounds’ like a Danzig song, but damn, Is that Elvis singing ‘JU JU Bone’? Again, very solid guitar work and soloing throughout the song.
‘Pyre Of The Souls: Incanticle’ is a direct descendant from Glenn Danzig’s Arias. Leading into the darkest, heaviest of the albums tracks ‘Pyre of the Souls: Seasons of Pain’.
The final cut, ‘Left Hand Rise Above’ starts out almost as an epic, a very grandeur opening leading to a sparse soundscape of verses crescendo rising only to fall on the sparse musical landscape of the next verse.
While this is not Danzig I or Danzig II level music, it is definitely his strongest material since How the Gods Kill and his most cohesive album by far.
You can pick up Deth Red Sabaoth today on Amazon and download it on Amazon mp3.
For more information visit Danzig‘s website here.
Glenn Danzig today unleashes his first new Danzig studio album in six years, Deth Red Sabaoth, on Evilive/The End Records. You can purchase Deth Red Sabaoth physically on Amazon and digitally on Amazon MP3.
The 11-track collection, produced, recorded and penned by Danzig, is laced with Glenn‘s lycanthropic growls and blues-infected wailing. Tracks including “Black Candy,” “The Revengeful,” and the first single, “On A Wicked Night,” emit a spectral glow to rival the highest points in Danzig‘s colossal discography. Part 1 of the exquisite two-part “Pyre of Souls” opens with acoustic guitar, haunting piano, Glenn‘s plainsong vocal, and an almost dirge-like feel; Part II explodes with electric guitars and a driving, mesmerizing cadence.
Joining Glenn in the studio for the recording of Deth Red Sabaoth were guitarist Tommy Victor (Prong, Ministry), a Danzig cohort on and off since 1997, and drummer Johnny Kelly (Type O Negative, Seventh Void). While Kelly has toured with Glenn intermittently since 2002, this is the first time he has recorded with the band. Glenn handled the bass chores for most of the album, and played drums on “Black Candy.”
As is with all of Danzig‘s releases, the CD cover artwork for Deth Red Sabaoth is provocative and ominous. The cover is an original piece created specifically for the CD by the award-winning artist Joe Chiodo whose work has graced not only Danzig‘s Verotik publishing line, but the covers of numerous graphic novels and comic books, including “X-Men Unlimited.” Deth Red Sabaoth isn’t the first time one of Chiodo‘s paintings has been part of a Danzig package – one of his erotic “good girl” pinups was part of 2007′s The Lost Tracks of Danzig.
Deth Red Sabaoth marks Danzig‘s ninth studio venture that began back in 1988 with the Rick Rubin-produced, Platinum-certified, Danzig. A live version of his oedipal projectile “Mother,” was a major hit, and added to his iconic status that began a decade earlier when he founded the near-mythic punk band Misfits and then Samhain. Sales of ten-million albums later and having been dubbed “goth-punk’s godfather” by SPIN, Glenn Danzig is arguably the most versatile talent to emerge from hardcore’s first wave, and truly is a renaissance man – a graphic designer, photographer, comic book publisher and composer.
Over his decades-long career, Glenn Danzig‘s intense musical and lyrical statements have left a permanent mark on rock music, and continue to do so going into the 21st century. Glenn’s song “13,” originally written for Johnny Cash and then recorded for Glenn‘s own Satan’s Child album, was the opening song in last year’s box office smash and Golden Globe winner, “The Hangover.”
DANZIG on tour:
6/24 Record Exchange, Boise, ID, 6-7:30pm , in-store signing
6/24 Knitting Factory, Boise, ID
6/25 Knitting Factory, Reno, NV
6/26 Nokia, Los Angeles, CA
6/27 Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, CA