Monthly Archives: May 2012

“I, Dementia”, Another New Whitechapel Track Streaming Now

It is time to listen to another new Whitechapel song from their forthcoming self-titled album. This one is called “I, Dementia” and it is very groove heavy, oh yes. This is a punishing track of monstrous proportions.

You can listen to “I, Dementia” here.

The self-titled album hits the stores on June 19. Also, check out the band’s first released deathly concoction from the new album. The track is “Hate Creation.”

UK Poll: Iron Maiden > The Beatles > Pink Floyd > Queen > Led Zeppelin

According to a new poll from the UK, Iron Maiden’s The Number of the Beast is the best British album in the last 60 years. That means Maiden is better than The Beatles (Sgt. Pepper), Pink Floyd (Dark Side of the Moon), Queen (A Night at the Opera), and Led Zeppelin (IV).

Over 50,000 people participated in the HMV Diamond Jubilee Survey, however, some of the people surveyed were clinically brain dead; for example, Depeche Mode’s Violator ranked second and Adele’s 21 took the number 9 spot.

Check out the full listing of the Top 60 British Albums of the Past 60 Years.

Slash to Join Ozzy & Friends Tonight in Denmark, then Bergen and Oslo, Norway

Slash is currently on his way to perform with Ozzy and Friends for 3 shows. That means the legendary hard rock guitarist will likely perform alongside Zakk Wylde and Gus G. Also possibly performing with Ozzy Osbourne is Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler.

Slash is on the bill for the following upcoming Ozzy & Friends shows according to his Twitter feed:

5/27 – Jelling, Denmark – Jelling Festival
5/29 – Bergen, Norway – Bergen Calling Festival
5/31 – Oslo, Norway – Spektrum

Slash will meet up with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators for a show at the the famous HMV Hammersmith Apollo in the UK on June 6 with Halestorm. Then Slash is off to the Download Festival at Donington Park where his band will headline the Zippo Encore stage on Friday June 8.

Slash Tweets: “Alright, en route to meet up w/Ozzy & friends. 3 shows w/The Prince of Darkness before the Conspirators play Hammersmith. iiii]; )'”

Live Tesla CD’s Available Immediately After Each Show Via DiscLive Network

Tesla is doing something unique for their concert goers and serving up live CDs of the show immediately after the band’s set.

The DiscLive Network will press the discs at the venue making them available for you at the actual show, or they will send it to your home. These CD sets are limited and cost $25  a pop.

According to the manufacturer’s website, these CDs are not soundboard recordings, but fully mixed and mastered live albums “on the fly.”

This venture will begin with the Shoreline Amphiteatre show on June 9 in Mountain View, California and end at Piere’s in Fort Wayne, Indiana on June 30.

For more information on how to order your CD set visit the DiscLive Network.

“Essential Drum Lessons with the Greats” Book with Mike Portnoy, Neil Peart

Alfred Music has published a new drum lesson book called Essential Drum Lessons with the Greats and it features lessons with Mike Portnoy (Adrenaline Mob/Ex-Dream Theater), Neil Peart (Rush), Tim Alexander (Ex-Primus), and more. The book comes with 2 CDs with over 2 hours of audio recorded by the drummers.

Check out the video for more info:

Buy the book here for $26.99.

Rocklahoma 2012 Live This Weekend – Videos Posted Here

This weekend is one of the largest hard rock and heavy metal festivals in the world, Rocklahoma. Three days, four stages, and dozens of bands will rock Pryor, Oklahoma.

We will post the best video performances right here as they come rolling in.

Slash featuring Myles Kennedy at Rocklahoma “Paradise City” (thanks to @mwadler00)

Rob Zombie “More Human Than Human” (thanks to @jwajrpc62)

The Darkness “I Believe in a Thing Called Love” (thanks to @jwajrpc62)

Volbeat “Sad Man’s Tongue” Johnny Cash Cover (thanks to @ajlucas73)

Trivium “Creeping Death” (thanks to @SimonPlaysBass)

Charm City Devils “Man of Constant Sorrow” (thanks to @HolyShtWrestling)

With sets from Slash, Rob Zombie, Megadeth, Volbeat, Chickenfoot, The Darkness, Hellyeah, and Queensryche, Rocklahoma is sure to be a damn good time.

Check back often throughout the Memorial Day weekend for updates.

Watch Slash Live Acoustic Video from SiriusXM

Check out these two great videos of Slash and Myles Kennedy performing on acoustic guitars at the SiriusXM headquarters in New York City.

“Sweet Child O Mine” (excellent version, one of the best ever)

“Not For Me”

These performances will be available on the Octane channel and will also feature an interview conducted by the Mexican Avenger Jose Mangin.

Read the Gears of Rock review of Slash’s brand new record Apocalyptic Love. It has been spinning like mad since I got it on Tuesday, an excellent album indeed.

Review: Metallica “Rock in Rio” Live in Lisbon, Portugal [2012]

The heavy metal gods known as Metallica graced Lisbon, Portugal with their presence this evening, ripping through their legendary Black Album. Playing through classics “Master of Puppets,” “One,” “Wherever I May Roam,” “Don’t Tread on Me,” and “The Struggle Within,” the band sounded at the top of their game.

It’s pretty unbelievable how great Metallica sounded live at Rock in Rio on May 25. For a second I had to watch carefully to see if they were playing with a backing tape, that’s how perfect their sound and overall mix were.

The stage at Rock in Rio was absolutely massive and Metallica is a band that knows how to utilize the space and connect with the crowd.

Frontman James Hetfield sang from several different microphones located all over the stage and the many ramps. “Metallica gives you heavy baby,” grunted Hetfield before stomping right up to the crowd during “Sad But True.”

Guitarist Kirk Hammett went blazing through his solos, killing it on his custom White Zombie guitar on “The Unforgiven” and “Holier Than Thou.”

Robert Trujillo slammed through his bass parts with precision, while exhibiting a powerful stage presence. Lars Ulrich never missed a beat behind his throne, pounding the drums at a high level of intensity (and sweating like a nun in a cucumber field).

The thousands of Metallimaniancs in Lisbon got one hell of a show and loved every second of it. The audience was highly involved throughout the set, including a playful call-response with Hetfield in the middle of “Enter Sandman” (even Hetfield was having a blast with it).

Also, you have got to love how Europeans love singing the guitar melodies in addition to the lyrics. This is rarely seen in the U.S.

While it is strange that the band chooses to play the Black Album out of order for the tour, you can’t deny the fact they put on the best live show. It is certainly worth catching them on this tour if you get the chance.

Setlist:

  1. Hit the Lights
  2. Master of Puppets
  3. Fuel
  4. For Whom the Bell Tolls
  5. Hell and Back
  6. The Struggle Within
  7. My Friend of Misery
  8. The God That Failed
  9. Of Wolf and Man
  10. Nothing Else Matters
  11. Through the Never
  12. Don’t Tread on Me
  13. Wherever I May Roam
  14. The Unforgiven
  15. Holier Than Thou
  16. Sad But True
  17. Enter Sandman
  18. Fight Fire With Fire
  19. One
  20. Seek & Destroy
This show was broadcast live on YouTube on May 25.

Dee Snider Performing Live on iHeartRadio – Watch and Listen Tonight

Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider is performing live on iHeartRadio.com right now. He is talking about his autobiography Shut Up and Give Me the Mic and his new album Dee Does Broadway.

He just finished playing the legendary Twisted Sister song “The Price” with his solo band and is now ripping through the Broadway stuff. Well, stop reading about it and go here to watch the event for yourself.