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  • BLABBERMOUTH.NET Jan 26, 2015 | 15:27 pm

    FAITH NO MORE Announces North American Tour Dates, 'Superhero' Single FAITH NO MORE has confirmed its first North American shows since 2010 with a spring outing kicking off April 15 in Vancouver.The announcement comes as the Bay Area band wraps up work on their follow-up to 1997's "Album Of The Year".The as-yet-untitled CD is due this May via the band's newly formed imprint Reclamation Recordings, which is distributed by Ipecac Recordings.FAITH NO MORE founder and bass player, Bill Gould, is overseeing production."Here we go," said Gould. "First North American tour dates, some in cities we haven't played in over 17 years."We are armed with the new material and ready for whatever comes our way."Preceding the tour is the release of a second single from the forthcoming album, "Superhero", which will be available as a limited-edition seven-inch single on March 17 followed by a digital release on March 31.North American tour dates:April 15 - Vancouver, BC - PNE ForumApril 16 - Seattle, WA - Paramount TheaterApril 17 - Portland, OR - Keller AuditoriumApril 19 - San Francisco, CA - WarfieldApril 20 - San Francisco, CA - WarfieldApril 23 - Los Angeles, CA - The WilternApril 24 - Los Angeles, CA - The WilternApril 25 - Santa Ana, CA - The ObservatoryMay 07 - Chicago, IL - Concord Music HallMay 08 - Detroit, MI - The FillmoreMay 09 - Toronto, ON - Sony Centre for the Performing ArtsMay 11 - Boston, MA - Orpheum TheatreMay 13 - New York, NY - Webster HallMay 14 - New York, NY - Webster HallMay 15 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric FactoryTickets for all shows are on-sale this Friday, January 30, at 10 a.m. local time.A fan club pre-sale will be made available on Wednesday, January 28 with more details to be found on FNM.com and via the band's social media pages.which reunited in 2009 for a series of sold-out performances and international festivals, played a surprise set at Amoeba Records in San Francisco, California on November 28, 2014 in honor of Record Store Day's Black Friday event and the release of the band's "Motherfucker" single."Motherfucker" is the first new music to come from the influential alt-metal act since 1997's "Album Of The Year". It was made available as a digital release on December 9, 2014.The B-side of the physical release is a remix of the track by JG Thirlwell.Among the songs set to appear on FAITH NO MORE's new CD is "Matador", which was written in early 2012 and first performed by FAITH NO MORE in concert that summer."It'll be much different than everything else out there — but that's sort of the point," Gould told Revolver magazine. "It's a combination of what we don't hear in the outside world and what we feel is lacking from other bands. And in the end, it will sound like FAITH NO MORE.""Parts of it remind me of the first SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES album," Gould added. "We used real pianos and that brings this organic quality to it to the music."Prior to the new album's release, FAITH NO MORE will headline Australia's Soundwave festival in February.FAITH NO MORE is Mike Bordin (drums), Roddy Bottum (keyboards), Bill Gould (bass), Jon Hudson (guitar) and Mike Patton (vocals).Photo credit: Dustin Rabin

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  • BLABBERMOUTH.NET Jan 26, 2015 | 15:11 pm

    First Look At PAUL STANLEY's IBANEZ Guitars (Video) In 1976, Ibanez approached KISS frontman Paul Stanley to collaborate on a signature guitar that would become the instrument with which he would be forever associated. Now, for the first time since 1996, Paul and Ibanez have reunited to reissue three exciting new versions of the original Paul Stanley Signature Model.Guitar World stopped by the Ibanez stand at this past weekend's NAMM show in Anaheim, California to get a first look at Stanley's new guitars. Check out the footage below."Renewing my collaboration with Ibanez feels like going home to where it all started," commented Stanley. "The guitars we created remain iconic and we will celebrate them and more as we move forward into our future together.""We're very excited to be partnering again with Paul Stanley," said Ibanez artist relations manager Mike Taft. "It’s been an amazing year for both Paul and the band, including the release of his best-selling autobiography, the band's long-overdue induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, and the ongoing world tour to commemorate their 40th anniversary together. I couldn't think of a better time for Paul to reunite with Ibanez. Along with their distinctive styling, these historic instruments have proven themselves on albums and in concert worldwide, where their sound has made them sought after by guitarists for decades."

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  • BLABBERMOUTH.NET Jan 26, 2015 | 14:56 pm

    SHADOWS FALL's MATT BACHAND To Play Bass For New Band Featuring Ex-MEGADETH, SCAR THE MARTYR Members The new band featuring former MEGADETH members Shawn Drover (drums) and Chris Broderick (guitar), alongside ex-SCAR THE MARTYR singer Henry Derek Bonner, has recruited SHADOWS FALL guitarist Matt Bachand (pictured) as its bass player. The new group is scheduled to begin recording its debut CD this coming weekend at a studio in Hartford, Connecticut for a tentative late 2015 release via an as-yet-undisclosed record label.Says Drover: "I have known Matt for 15 years now and he is a great musician, songwriter, singer and all around GREAT person."To say I'm jacked up about having Matt with us is an understatement!"All the songs have shaped up nicely and there is a lot of metal dynamics on these songs, overall. Some of them are flat-out thrash-speed metal, others are uptempo, but I can assure you it is all 100% HEAVY METAL."Those who know me know I have always been an advocate for the more aggressive metal stuff, so if you're expecting anything to the contrary on this record, you would be dead wrong."Anyways, Matt Bachand will be in the studio with me [in Hartford], as he lives not too far from the studio, as does the producer/engineer who will be recording drum tracks with me."As I write this I cannot reveal WHO he is yet, nor the record company we are signing with, etc. That's for the press release, which you will all see very soon. Believe me, this dude is a full on METAL PRODUCER/ENGINEER (I would never have anybody but that to do this kind of music)."During an interview with SiriusXM's Jose Mangin on the December 17, 2014 edition of Liquid Metal's "666-LIVE" call-in show, Broderick stated about how his new group came together: "Through talking with Shawn Drover, we've talked about how we had all this material that was never gonna get released, all these killer, heavy riffs that we had written and stuff, and so we just decided, 'Hey, why don't we put the stuff out? Why don't we form a band and get out these killer riffs, just to see what people think?' So we formed a band, we're working with a killer singer — he's awesome — and we've got record labels that have made some good offers on the table, and we're really excited about where that's gonna go."Regarding whether the musical ideas that are being used in the new band are things that were originally presented to MEGADETH and were turned down or if they are brand new compositions, Chris said: "Some of them were presented, but then some of them also… I'd be, like, 'Oh, this isn't appropriate for MEGADETH, their sound.' I have a tendency to write very complex stuff, and so I've gotta watch it when I write and submit for MEGADETH under that kind of… I wanna make sure it's not too complex and too crazy and all over the place. So those are the things that I would have held back."Bonner released a statement in April 2014 claiming that he was leaving SCAR THE MARTYR "due to personal differences, artistic direction and a slew of business decisions that I cannot simply ignore." He added: "I've given it a year of my life and now it's time to move on. I will continue making music in many forms."

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  • BLABBERMOUTH.NET Jan 26, 2015 | 14:32 pm

    LINKIN PARK's CHESTER BENNINGTON Shares Post-Surgery Photos LINKIN PARK was forced to cancel the remaining dates on its U.S. tour after singer Chester Bennington suffered a leg injury requiring immediate medical attention. Bennington said, "I need to take the proper time to assess the severity of my injury and apologize for any disappointment this has caused. I look forward to seeing you all again soon." Bennington was later seen walking with crutches at a show in Indianapolis, and he has since undergone surgery to treat the problem, as he revealed in the photos below via his official Twitter account.The Pulse Of Radio asked Bennington a while back if he does anything special to get himself in shape for the road. "I really try to work out a lot," he said. "I try to sing a lot. I don't like to go on tour and be kind of cold, I like to go out kind of feeling a little worn out already, so I really try to push my body a little bit more intensely the few days before the first show. By the time I get to, like, my second or third show on a tour is when I start to feel like, 'Okay, now I've got the rhythm.' So I decided that if I do that before I leave, if I try to get myself a little exhausted before I go, then I'm usually pretty good."Bennington also performed at the show in Indianapolis using a scooter to support his leg.Although the vocalist did not specify the extent of his injury, he reportedly broke an ankle.Fans can seek refunds at the point of purchase for the canceled shows.LINKIN PARK was touring in support of its sixth studio album, "The Hunting Party", which debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard album chart when it came out last June.

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  • BLABBERMOUTH.NET Jan 26, 2015 | 14:16 pm

    SLIPKNOT Announces 'Summer's Last Stand' Tour With LAMB OF GOD, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, MOTIONLESS IN WHITE SLIPKNOT has announced details of a massive summer headline tour dubbed "Summer's Last Stand" tour. The coast-to-coast trek will see the Grammy Award-winning group joined by a stellar line-up of special guests, including LAMB OF GOD, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE and MOTIONLESS IN WHITE. The North American tour is set to kick off July 24 at West Palm Beach, Florida's Cruzan Amphitheater and continue through early September where it will eventually wrap up at Dallas, Texas' Gexa Energy Pavilion on September 5.Pre-sales will be available Tuesday, January 27 via www.slipknot1.com with general on-sales beginning Friday, January 30.The dates are as follows:Jul. 24 - West Palm Beach, Fla. @ Cruzan AmphitheaterJul. 25 - Tampa, Fla. @ MidFlorida Credit Union AmphitheaterJul. 26 - Atlanta, Ga. @ Aaron’s Amphitheater at LakewoodJul. 28 - Detroit, Mich. @ DTE Energy Music TheatreJul. 29 - Darien Center, N.Y. @ Darien Lake Performing Arts CenterJul. 31 – Saratoga Springs, N.Y. @ Saratoga Performing Arts CenterAug. 01 - Wantagh, N.Y. @ Nikon at Jones Beach TheaterAug. 02 - Hartford, Conn. @ Xfinity TheatreAug. 04 - Boston, Mass. @ Xfinity CenterAug. 05 - Holmdel, N.J. @ PNC Bank Arts CenterAug. 06 - Pittsburgh, Pa. @ First Niagara PavilionAug. 08 - Toronto, Ontario @ Molson AmphitheaterAug. 11 - Washington, D.C. @ Jiffy Lube LiveAug. 12 - Virginia Beach, Va. @ Farm Bureau LiveAug. 14 - Indianapolis, Ind. @ Klipsch Music CenterAug. 15 - Chicago, Ill. @ First Midwest Bank AmphitheaterAug. 16 - St. Louis, Mo. @ Hollywood Casino AmphitheaterAug. 19 - Denver, Colo. @ Red Rocks AmphitheaterAug. 21 - Salt Lake City, Utah @ USANA AmphitheaterAug. 24 - Vancouver, British Columbia @ Rogers ArenaAug. 26 - Concord, Calif. @ Concord PavilionAug. 28 - Las Vegas, Nev. @ MGM Resort Festival LotAug. 29 - Phoenix, Ariz. @ Ak-Chin PavilionAug. 30 - Albuquerque, N.M. @ Isleta AmphitheaterSep. 02 - Austin, Texas @ Austin 360 AmphitheaterSep. 04 - Houston, Texas @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell PavilionSep. 05 - Dallas, Texas @ Gexa Energy PavilionIn other news, SLIPKNOT is officially set to top the bill at an array of spring festivals, including such eagerly awaited events as Ft. Myers, Florida's Fort Rock (slated for April 25); Jacksonville, Florida's Welcome To Rockville (April 26); Concord, North Carolina's Carolina Rebellion (May 2-3); Somerset, Wisconsin's Northern Invasion (May 9); and Columbus, Ohio's Rock On The Range (May 15-17). The band is currently on the European leg of the "Prepare For Hell" world tour, with dates scheduled in Ireland, the United Kingdom, France, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Italy, Hungary, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Finland. From there, SLIPKNOT will venture to Australia, where they will headline February's annual Soundwave traveling festival, with stops in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane. Finally, the band will return to Europe in June for a further series of festival appearances, with highlights including Germany's Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park, the United Kingdom's Download festival, France's Hellfest, and many more.SLIPKNOT's first major U.S. headlining tour in support of ".5: The Gray Chapter", dubbed "Prepare For Hell", also featured KORN and KING 810.The trek kicked off on October 29, 2014 in El Paso, Texas and wrapped up on December 7, 2014 in Boston.".5: The Gray Chapter" sold around 132,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 1 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD arrived in stores on October 21, 2014 via Roadrunner.

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  • News Feed Jan 26, 2015 | 14:04 pm

    Swedish Rockers REACH Announce Debut Album


    Reach https://www.facebook.com/reachofficialsweden?fref=ts was put together in 2012 by drummer Marcus Johansson and guitarist Ludvig Turner. Despite their young age they are already experienced festival performers, having played festivals as HRH (UK), Frontiers (IT), Vasby Rock (SE), Skogsrojet (SE), and in March they will join Gus G on his Swedish tour as well as Eclipse on their UK tour. 
     

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  • News Feed Jan 26, 2015 | 12:07 pm

    LEVEL 10 - Cry No More (Video)

    LEVEL 10
    'Cry No More'
    Lyric Video
    (Official / 2015 / R. Allen - M. Sinner / Symphony X - Primal Fear)

     
     

     
    AVAILABLE NOW!
    Order Level 10 "Chapter One" via Amazon: http://geni.us/Level10Amazon  // iTunes: http://geni.us/Level10iTunes

     

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  • News Feed Jan 23, 2015 | 06:23 am

    Rock Candy Records Brings New Masters To EDDIE MONEY Classics

     
    The following two new Rock Candy titles are available now from www.rockcandyrecords.com for a discounted price including postage to anywhere in the world for the next two weeks ending on February 9.  

    EDDIE MONEY 'WHERE'S THE PARTY' CANDY253
     
    WHEN THIS ALBUM was released, in 1982, Eddie Money was a hugely successful and famous artist with a string of hit singles and platinum albums to his name. Eddie's raspy tones and his penchant for earthy blue collar rock had served him well, yet his lust for living life to the full had, before the release of his last album, taken a turn for the worse when ill-health nearly ruined his good fortune.

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  • News Feed Jan 20, 2015 | 14:35 pm

    MelodicRock Records - NEW SIGNING - Mystery Track

     
     
     
    It's been a while since we ran a Mystery Track download, so here goes.
     
    This download is 2 minutes each of 2 tracks from this upcoming album that will be released via MRR.
     
    Full details later this week, but for now....
     
     
     

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  • News Feed Jan 20, 2015 | 14:10 pm

    ECLIPSE 'Stand On Your Feet' Video Premiere

     
    ECLIPSE
    'Stand On Your Feet'
    (Official / New Studio Album / 2015)

     
    Preorder the new album 'Armageddonize' here: Amazon: http://geni.us/EclipseAmazononize
    Release dates: EUROPE February 20th 2015 ' NORTH AMERICA February 24

     
    Swedish Hard Rockers Eclipse are back with their anticipated after the critically acclaimed album 'Bleed & Scream' from 2012.
    The band gained a solid reputation and a steady following with this album that took their melodic Hard Rock roots in a more contemporary direction.

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