12 STONES Set TO Launch US Tour With SALIVA and ROYAL BLISS April 18th; Beneath The Scars Due Out May 22nd
March 29, 2012 — To get fans ready for the May 22 release of their fourth album, BENEATH THE SCARS (Executive Music Group label via Fontana/Universal), 12 STONES is hitting the road with Saliva and Royal Bliss starting April 18 in West Springfield, VA.
For BENEATH THE SCARS, the New Orleans band joined forces, once again, with producer Skidd Mills (Saving Abel, Skillet, Saliva), who had previously worked with 12 STONES on 2007’s ANTHEM FOR THE UNDERDOG. The first single, “Infected,” mixed by Johnny K (3 Doors Down, Disturbed, Staind), is spinning on Active Rock stations nationwide and is available for download on iTunes and Amazon. Fans who pre-order the album from band’s official website will have early download access to six songs. The rest of the album will then be made available on May 22.
A lyric video for “Infected” can be seen below. As singer Paul McCoy explains, “The song was written about the messed up state of the world. It speaks about how crazy these times are, and about being fed up with the chaos and hatred.”
Check out 12 STONES at any of the following stops, with more dates being added in the coming days. Fans should check any of the band’s websites for updated information.
DATE CITY VENUE
With Saliva and Royal Bliss:
Wed 4/18 West Springfield, VA Empire
Fri 4/20 Vienna, WV YellowBeards Tavern
Sat 4/21 Maggie Valley, NC Stingrays
Sun 4/22 North Charleston, NC Market Street Saloon
Thu 4/26 Mt. Clemens, MI Emerald Theatre
Sat 4/28 Flint, MI Machine Shop
Fri 5/11 Broussard, LA The Station Bar and Grill
U.K. based hard rock band, Starseed, released their debut album, Peace Machine, today February 21, 2012. The band, who includes Russell Spence (Vocals, Guitars), Gerald Gill (Guitar, Vocals), Peter Wicker (Guitar), Murray McChlery (Bass, Vocals) and Andrew Spence (Drums, Vocals), produce some of the most satisfying melodic hard rock. Epic energy, powerful, and riff driven rock with electrifying stage shows, their music grasps many elements of the post-grunge scene drawing influences from early Pearl Jam and Alice In Chains to the power and torment of Soil. More recent comparisons include the tenacity and energy of Stone Sour and intense melody of Alter Bridge.
AOL Music is celebrating the release of the music with an exclusive full album stream HERE
Many members of the band were raised in Africa (South Africa and Zimbabwe) until re-locating to the U.K. where Starseed completed the current lineup and achieved success. Starseed has played major festivals alongside Rage Against The Machine, Rob Zombie, and Linkin Park. Most recently, they performed at the 2011 Download Festival. With these achievements, Starseed are also proud endorsees of PRS Guitars, Blackstar Amps, Tama Drums, Roland, Sabian Cymbals, Rotosound Strings, Protection Racket and TC Electronic. Their reception by fans and media in the US has been extremely positive and welcoming. Here’s what people are saying about Peace Machine:
“After waiting four years longer than our friends across the Atlantic, Starseed’s Peace Machine will finally be released in the U.S. this February. The five-piece starts off with a bang as “Shine” burns like a phoenix with scorching guitars and fiery harmonies that show off Russell Spence’s range. The suspense is built up through the booming kick drum and high-inducing chords at the beginning of ‘See Through Your Lies.’ Leading up to each verse, one can’t help but want to get up and just run as far and as fast as possible.” -The Aquarian
“For fans of Soundgarden & Alice In Chains, Peace Machine has plenty to savour” -Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden
Fans can buy the album featuring the singles “Shine” and “See Through Your Lies” at ITUNES or AMAZON.COM
For more Starseed visit the band’s official website here.
Executive Music Group artists 12 Stones are holding a contest which will allow fans to submit footage to be included in their next music video. The band is asking fans that are into extreme sports to send in video to be included in the official lyric video for “Bulletproof” , the first single off of the band’s forthcoming Skidd Mills produced album, Only Human. Due to hit stores September 6th, Only Human is the fifth studio album from the quintet fronted by Paul McCoy, best known for his GRAMMY winning performance on Evanescence’s “Bring Me To Life”. The aforementioned single “Bulletproof” is available on iTunes starting July 12th. Interested fans can submit footage by heading to the band’s website or clicking here.
May 19, 2011 — Beginning Thursday, May 19th, Egypt Central will be counting down to the release of their new album, White Rabbit, by premiering sneak peeks into the making of the album on the band’s Facebook page.
A new, exclusive, behind the scenes video clip featuring lead singer John Falls and drummer Blake Allison, along with a preview of one of the 12 tracks from the album, will premiere on each of the 12 days leading up to the May 31 release of White Rabbit (Fat Lady Music/ILG/Warner Music Group). Watch the band give you insight into each song, and listen to clips from all 12 tracks from the album before you can buy it.
White Rabbit is the follow up to 2008’s self-titled debut album, which debuted at #8 on the Billboard “Heatseekers” chart. Produced by Skidd Mills (Saving Abel, 12 Stones, etc.) the album features twelve songs of heavy riffs, lyrics from the soul and strong melodic hooks. Threaded throughout this collection of songs is a story of consequences that occur when one accepts or declines the invitation from the “White Rabbit.”
Bassist Joey Chicago is the artist behind the artwork included in the CD booklet, which features the first four cells of a comic strip series based around the story of the “White Rabbit.” The band has partnered with Revolver, who will be exclusively unveiling the first 12 sequential parts of the comic strip—with commentary from Chicago—one per day, leading up to the album’s release date. See the first cell here.
The first single and title track was released to Active Rock radio and iTunes on February 15. It’s currently sitting at #19 on the Active Rock radio chart. A video for “White Rabbit” was recently shot in Nashville with director Mason Dixon (Framing Hanley, Tantric). An exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the making of the video can be seen on Noisecreep.com here.
Fans can pre-order the album along with other goodies here.
EGYPT CENTRAL is John Falls (vocals), Joey Chicago (bass), Blake Allison (drums) and Jeff James (guitar).
Buckcherry completed their run on the Jagermeister Music Tour earlier this spring, coinciding with the release of their latest single, “It’s A Party.” The band partnered with Jagermeister to compile iconic live footage from the tour into an exclusive live video showcasing the band’s electric energy behind “It’s A Party.” Visit Buckcherry.com to view the video or click here.
“The video is a compilation of a few different performances on our last tour,” says Keith Nelson. Josh Todd adds, “It is the true essence of what we are about and when Buckcherry hits the stage, we get the party started.”
Buckcherry premiered the “It’s A Party” live video on Twitter, instructing fans to tweet a special message to unlock and view the video. “It’s A Party” appears on Buckcherry’s fifth studio album, All Night Long, which debuted in the Top 10 and includes radio hits “All Night Long,” “Dead” and “It’s A Party.”
May 10, 2011 — “Sometimes you’ve got to burn the past to rise up from the ashes,” sings BURN HALO frontman James Hart. What started out as Hart’s solo project has been laid to rest and reborn in BURN HALO’s sophomore album UP FROM THE ASHES. Due out June 28 on Rawkhead Records (through Warner Music Group’s Independent Label Group) and produced by Colby Wedgeworth, this new collection confirms BURN HALO’s evolution from being essentially a solo project by former 18 Visions singer/songwriter James Hart to a full-blown, collaborative band. The music has grown too, and now marries the anthemic, radio-ready hard rock of their 2009 self-titled debut to metalcore flourishes reminiscent of 18 Visions.
The band—James Hart (vocals), Joey Roxx (guitar), Brandon Lynn (guitar), Aaron Boehler (bass), Dillon Ray (drums)—is already receiving early radio support for the first single, “Tear It Down,” from stations such as SiriusXM’s “Octane,” WIIL (Chicago), KHTQ (Spokane), WCCC (Hartford) and WJJO (Madison). A video for the song will be hitting the TV and Internet airwaves before the end of the month. A behind-the-scenes teaser clip was recently posted on the band’s YouTube page here: http://bit.ly/iOriSG.
“We wanted our own identity,” says singer James Hart. To achieve that, BURN HALO would collaborate in the studio for the first time. “This album is us. This is BURN HALO,” states guitarist Brandon Lynn. Bassist Aaron Boehler was the first to initiate the writing process with drummer Dillon Ray. Brandon and lead guitarist Joey Roxx quickly followed suit and began compositions of their own. It was Brandon who was the real architect in the musical direction of the new album. “Most of the songs we were writing early on were very standard rock songs,” says James. “I had written an old song called ‘Dakota’ that was much more aggressive and a lot heavier,” says Brandon. “To me, ‘Dakota’ is the most important track on the album,” explains James. “Without that track, we don’t have the album we have.” The path was clear and what they would pave out from there would be 11 bone-crushing rock songs that touch on every edge of the rock/metal spectrum.
The future wasn’t always so clear for BURN HALO. It took quite a while for their current lineup to come together. “There were just a couple of things that never felt right,” said James of touring prior to the recent band additions. It was bassist Aaron Boehler who brought friend and fellow Tulsa, OK resident Brandon Lynn to the band in 2009 when the band needed a fill-in on rhythm guitar. “It just felt right after one rehearsal,” James said of Brandon joining BURN HALO. In early 2010, it was Aaron again who had targeted his best friend and previous band mate Dillon Ray to take over on the drums. “The three of us living in Tulsa just gave us a great opportunity to work on the songs for tour,” Aaron states. “I had been lobbying for Dillon to join the band since day one.”
Songs from the band’s debut album, which went on to sell over 25,000 copies, were heard frequently on WWE and ESPN, as well as the season finale of “Friday Night Lights.” It also spawned the hit single, “Dirty Little Girl,” which features a guest appearance by Avenged Sevenfold’s Synyster Gates. Alternative Press had described the album as “…a raucous collection of arena-ready rock songs…” While Outburn had praised: “…this self-titled debut doesn’t just rock a little, this disc is loaded with sing-along anthems that will get stuck in your head for days…this is a must have record that will spend more time spinning in your player than sitting on the shelf. 9 out of 10.”
On the touring front, the band has already racked up a slew of dates with bands such as Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Buckcherry & Papa Roach. They’ll be hitting the U.S. concert trail this summer, with dates currently being confirmed.
Here’s the complete track listing for UP FROM THE ASHES:
1. Tear It Down
2. Up From The Ashes
4. Threw It All Away
6. Stuck In A Rut
7. Give Me A Sign
9. Rest My Soul
10. I Won’t Back Down
iTunes Ping page – http://c.itunes.apple.com/us/profile/id-11804
“Tear It Down” iTunes link – http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/tear-it-down-single/id430249113
“This is a really angry song,” explains vocalist Eric Burnet. “It’s about having to pay for our abuse of the planet by watching it fall apart around us.”
‘Expiry’ is the second of three songs being released this month as part of Derelict’s new promotional demo. The first, ‘Perpetuation’, started streaming two weeks ago and is available here:
“Although we’re labeling this as a demo, the production is full album quality,” says Burnet. “We went with Chris Donaldson (Beneath The Massacre, The Agonist, etc) again for the mix and master, and we got Sébastien Pittet (ex-Augury touring bassist) on fretless bass duties. All in all we’re pretty psyched and we hope this gets people excited for our next album.”
Check out more bass work from Seb Pittet at http://www.myspace.com/wanubass
Over the next few months Derelict will be putting the finishing touches on their next release, playing select shows around Quebec, Ontario, and the East Coast, and looking at expanding their reach to the US and Europe.
Derelict’s 2009 release ‘Unspoken Words’ is available in stores across Canada through Year Of The Sun Records, in the US and online through Relapse Records, as well as on iTunes.
For more info visit:
MYCHILDREN MYBRIDE is set to debut a brand new video for their single ‘Terra Firma’ today on AOL Noisecreep here. ‘Terra Firma’ comes from the band’s sophomore record, Lost Boy. The record is already seeing amazing numbers, including a new a debut charting position of #156 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart! Lost Boy also charted at #1 in it’s first week on CMJ’s Most Added chart in the Loud Rock category!
MYCHILDREN MYBRIDE recently released an iPhone and iTouch app. The app is available now on iTunes! The app helps you to retrieve the latest MYCHILDREN MYBRIDE news and updates, watch videos, view photos, listen to music, and communicate with other fans.
Make sure to catch MYCHILDREN MYBRIDE on the road now with HASTE THE DAY! The band is also headed out with AUGUST BURNS RED, which will take place in early July. To top off this exciting touring news, MYCHILDREN MYBRIDE has announced more dates after their run with AUGUST BURNS RED!
MYCHILDREN MYBRIDE FESTIVALS
7/2 Mariette, IL @ Cornerstone (Cornerstone Festival)
7/9 Oshkosh, WI @ Sunnyview Fairgrounds (Lifest)
7/17 Wilamar, MN @ Willmar (Sonshine Festival)
7/31 Elmira, NY @ Eldridge Park (iMatter Festival)
8/6 Gilford, NH @ Gunstock Mountain Resort (Soulfest 2010)
8/7- Worcester, MA @ The Palladium (Downstairs) (TRANSMISSION FEST)
8/14 Lewisberry, PA @ Ski (Purple Door Festival 2010)
9/5 Frenchtown, NJ @ Revelation Farm (Revelation Festival)
MYCHILDREN MYBRIDE W/ HASTE THE DAY, UPON A BURNING BODY:
6/30 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Mixtape Cafe
7/1 Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose Tap House
7/2 Marietta, IL @ Cornerstone Festival
MYCHILDREN MYBRIDE w/ AUGUST BURNS RED
7/5 Lansing, MI @ The Loft
7/6 Toldeo, OH @ Headliner’s
7/7 Akron, OH @ Musica
7/8 Elgin, IL @ Mad Maggie’s
7/28 Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
7/29 Lynchburg, VA @ The Crossing Point
7/30 Berlin, MD @ The Pulse
8/1 London, ON @ London Music Hall Lounge
8/2 Windsor, ON @ The Blind Dog
8/3 Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks
8/4 Trois-Rivières, QC @ Café Rock Le Stage
8/5 Bucksport, ME @ The Kave
For more information on MYCHILDREN MYBRIDE visit their website here.
BUCKCHERRY are taking their desire to help raise awareness for the tragedy in the Gulf Coast one step further: as of today, a new version of the track ‘Our World‘, from the forthcoming album All Night Long, will be available for purchase as an iTunes exclusive with all of the band proceeds from the sales to go to charities devoted to helping victims of the oil spill – both human and animal.
To download the new version of ‘Our World‘, fans can visit this location.
Last week, the band posted the album version of ‘Our World‘ as a free downloadon their website as their offering of support, but decided that they wanted to do more. ‘Our World‘ was originally written as an anthemic cry out to help right the social, environmental, economic and other wrongs of this world.
The band reworked the lyrics to represent their commitment to expose the BP disaster and to bring awareness and support to the crisis and its victims.
The track was just rewritten and recorded for this unique and unfortunate situation. Please see below for the new lyrics to ‘Our World‘.
Buckcherry’s new album, All Night Long is set for an August 3rd release via original independent label, Eleven Seven Music. The title track has been called “the top down anthem” by Billboard.
‘Our World’ lyrics:
Lately I’ve been thinking
About how we live our lives
There are too many conflicts
‘Cause no one sees eye to eye
And now the world is changing
We got pollutants in the sea
We keep on fighting for oil and killing in the Middle East
This is our world
To make it last
We have to not repeat the past
Just step outside
When will we learn
The destruction of our world. Our world
If all we have is one life
And you’re never coming back again
Would you look at what we’ve done as a beginning Or an end
When I feel the sunlight
I wonder how much my world can take
We must do something now with so many lives at stake
This is our world
We must give back
Instead of killing what we have
So look inside and spread the word
If you want to save our world
I’m standing up
I’ve had enough
I’m sick and tired of just waiting
Our world corrupt,
So out of touch,
Our world how do I save her
How do I save her?
How do I save her?
How do I save her?
This is our world
We must give back
Instead of killing what we have
So look inside and spread the word
If you want to save our world
For more information on BUCKCHERRY visit their website here.
Itunes is hosting a month long festival in London’s Roundhouse for the month of July.
From the iTunes Festival Facebook page: The iTunes Festival is back for 2010. We’re returning to Camden’s Roundhouse on 1st July for 31 nights of back-to-back live music. All tickets are free for fans and customers of iTunes. Recordings from each gig will be available to download on the iTunes Store.
You can enjoy the best of the Festival right here on Facebook. Be the first to find out how you can watch highlights, read the latest news and see behind the scenes photos.
Confirmed acts so far:
Mumford & Sons
Defecated In The House
Scouting For Girls
Los Angeles, CA (June 18, 2010) – It’s not uncommon for a musician to record more work than they release. In Steve Vai’s case, the Grammy® award-winning guitarist has a digital ocean of snippets in various degrees of completion. Some are leftovers from assorted sessions, projects that were never completed, soundcheck jams, or songs that were specific to a particular venture. “There are enough lonely, unreleased notes in my world to fill an infinity shelf,” says Vai. In between composing new scores for his upcoming performance with the North Netherlands Symphony Orchestra, Vai has transformed these snippets into full, lush songs and these rarities are being released as a series of single digital downloads called VaiTunes.
Each release comes with a PDF booklet containing detailed notes about the creation of the song, the story behind the recording, and gear involved. The latest release from the series, “The Moon and I” evolved from a soundcheck jam in Athens, Greece in the spring of 2000. The PDF liner notes allow the listener to follow Vai as he birthed the chord changes in Greece and subsequently watered and fertilized the song ten years later half way around the world in his Encino studio. Equally fascinating is the story of the guitar used to finish “The Moon and I.” Under unique circumstances, Vai recently purchased an original Desert Yellow Ibanez JEM 777DY guitar, a guitar he designed in 1987, from a local pawnshop and named the guitar “Moon.”
Vai plans to offer one track every month or so, each one representing a unique moment in his personal musical history. The releases can be purchased via iTunes and other digital music providers worldwide through www.vai.com/vaitunes.