JUDAS PRIEST SCHEDULE SCREENINGS OF “EPITAPH” IN NEW YORK AND LONDON

JudasPriestGroup.jog Judas Priest, the heavy metal legends whose influence on generations of musicians and metalheads is incalculable, celebrate their 40th year as recording artists with the global cinema release of the live concert Epitaph. A unique live career retrospective, Epitaph will be shown at two very special cinema events — one in New York at the Clearview Chelsea on May 14th and the other at London’s Forum in Kentish Town on May 15th. It will then be released in cinemas on May 16th across the U.S., U.K., Canada, Germany, Austria, Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, Spain, Bulgaria, Estonia, Romania, Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Central America, with many more to follow. Fans will have a limited opportunity to re-live the excitement of the final show of the band’s last-ever world tour, which was filmed at the Hammersmith Apollo London in May 2012.

Cinema locations and ticket purchasing information can be found at JudasPriest.com.

Says the band, “The Epitaph world tour came to an exciting conclusion at the renowned Hammersmith Odeon (now known as the Apollo) in London. Knowing our fans around the planet recognize that venue for many legendary metal moments, and of course with Judas Priest being a British metal band it was the perfect gig for us to film and record. Big thanks as always to you our metal family of fans — so start banging your heads one more time with us as we scream together ‘The Priest is back!'”

A unique live career retrospective, Epitaph will be made available on Blu-ray and separate DVD on May 28th through Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment. This release precedes a new studio album by Judas Priest which the band are working on now.

Epitaph track listing

1. Battle Hymn (L)
2. Rapid Fire (F)
3. Metal Gods (F)
4. Heading Out To The Highway (G)
5. Judas Rising (M)
6. Starbreaker (C)
7. Victim Of Changes (B)
8. Never Satisfied (A)
9. Diamonds And Rust (C)
10. Prophecy (N)
11. Night Crawler (L)
12. Turbo Lover (J)
13. Beyond The Realms Of Death (D)
14. The Sentinel (I)
15. Blood Red Skies (K)
16. The Green Manalishi (With The Two-Pronged Crown) (E)
17. Breaking The Law (F)
18. Painkiller (L)
19. The Hellion (H)
20. Electric Eye (H)
21. Hell Bent For Leather (E)
22. You’ve Got Another Thing Coming (H)
23. Living After Midnight (F)

Album index:

A – from “Rocka Rolla” (originally issued 1974, on Gull Records)
B – from “Sad Wings Of Destiny” (originally issued 1976, on Gull Records)
C – from “Sin After Sin” (originally issued 1977, on Columbia Records)
D – from “Stained Class” (originally issued 1978, on Columbia)
E – from “Hell Bent For Leather” (originally issued 1979, on Columbia; aka Killing Machine in UK)
F – from “British Steel” (originally issued 1980, on Columbia)
G – from “Point Of Entry” (originally issued 1981, on Columbia)
H – from “Screaming For Vengeance” (originally issued 1982, on Columbia)
I – from “Defenders Of the Faith” (originally issued 1984, on Columbia)
J – from “Turbo” (originally issued 1986, on Columbia)
K – from “Ram It Down” (originally issued 1988, on Columbia)
L – from “Painkiller” (originally issued 1990, on Columbia)
M – from “Angel Of Retribution” (originally issued 2005, on Epic Records)
N – from “Nostradamus” (originally issued 2008, on Epic)

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BLACK SABBATH ANNOUNCE COMPLETE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES

blacksabb2013 Following the overwhelming response to the initial announcement of just four tour dates, Black Sabbath have now confirmed a full 20-city North American tour. Beginning July 25th in Houston, TX, the tour will include shows in Philadelphia, Boston, Tinley Park (Chicago), San Francisco and other major markets, along with the previously announced stops in Holmdel, NJ (NY-area), Los Angeles, Seattle and Toronto, ON. Tickets for the newly announced dates will go on sale starting Friday, May 3rd at LiveNation.com and Ticketmaster.com. A full list of cities and on sale dates for the dates is below. Beginning today, fans can go to http://bit.ly/Sabbath_RSVP to RSVP for early access to presale tickets available Thursday, May 2nd. VIP Packages are also available at VIPNation.com.

Black Sabbath launched their world tour on April 20th with two shows in Auckland, NZ. They are now in Australia for performances in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide, before heading to Tokyo for the first-ever Ozzfest in Japan on May 12th.

Along the overseas tour, Black SAabbath–Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler–are previewing music from their forthcoming 13. On the new album, due out June 11th, the band that defined heavy metal picks up immediately where they left off with eight sprawling songs (five of them are over eight minutes) that possess every ounce of the maniacal vitality of the Grammy-winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees’ trailblazing work in the ’70s. Songs such as End of the Beginning, Loner, Dear Father and Age of Reason reinforce 13’s testament to the enduring relevance of Black Sabbath’s long-running reign. Produced by Rick Rubin (seven-time Grammy winner, two of those as Producer of the Year), 13 will be released on Vertigo (worldwide) and Vertigo/Republic in the U.S.

Black Sabbath North American Tour Dates

Jul 25th Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Jul 27th Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center
Jul 29th Tampa, FL Live Nation Amphitheatre
Jul 31st W. Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre

Aug 2nd Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
Aug 4th Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
Aug 6th Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
Aug 8th Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
Aug 10th Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
Aug 12th Boston, MA Comcast Center
Aug 14th Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
Aug 16th Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Aug 18th Indianapolis, IN Klipsch Music Center
Aug 22nd Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
Aug 24th Seattle, WA Gorge Amphitheatre
Aug 26th San Francisco, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View
Aug 28th Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Aug 30th Phoenix, AZ US Airways Center

Sep 1st Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena
Sep 3rd Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles Sports Arena

*Previously announced date.
^On sale Friday, May 3rd
+On sale Saturday, May 4th
~On sale, Friday May 10th
On sale TBD

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MEGADETH STREAMING “SUPER COLLIDER” ONLINE, LISTEN HERE

Megadethlarge Megadeth are streaming the title track from their new album, Super Collider, listen to it below.

[Super Collider] kind of came from that Symphony of Destruction corner of my mind,” Mustaine told Guitar World in the new June 2013 issue. “You can’t always play aggressive, thrashy stuff. Sometimes those aren’t even songs; they’re like musical rams.

“But because I’m not a pop guy, I’m also not really comfortable playing sing-along songs. To me, Super Collider made sense like a normal song — a verse-chorus-verse-chorus kind of thing. It’s written the way a real songwriter would write the song, instead of just taking all these musical twists and turns.”

Super Collider will be released on June 4th release through Dave Mustaine’s new label, Tradecraft, which is distributed by Universal Music Enterprises (UMe).

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additional source: revolvermag.com


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BRIAN TICHY’S BONZO BASH ANNOUNCES EAST COAST DATES

6_r176113 Brian Thomas Tichy and his partner Joe Sutton have decided to bring their Bonzo Bash/John Bonham celebration to New York and New Jersey for three shows commemorating the life of rock’s ultimate drummer. The spectacles, sponsored by Modern Drummer Magazine, have been booked on May 30th, May 31st and June 1st to pay tribute to John Henry Bonham on and around what would have been his 65th birthday. 

Since the first epic/never done before Bonzo Bash (The Groove Remains The Same) on Zeptember 25th, 2010, which brought 18 of the world’s best drummers together on one drum kit in West Hollywood, Tichy and Sutton have done a total of five Bonzo Bashes with each one gaining more momentum and much deserved attention.  With a list that is far too long to include here, it should be noted that 50 drummers and 30 guests have performed over 100 songs through the course of these marathon shows! The last Bonzo Bash, on Jan 24th 2013, the most talked about show at the NAMM music convention, sold out and a second night could have been added. 30 drummers played with a total of 52 performers over the course of 5 hours.

Tichy said, “I had this idea back in 2010 when one day it occurred to me that John Bonham and Led Zeppelin were the only band I had never stopped listening to for over 30 years. The idea literally came to me in that instant. I was going to go for a backyard party or a kegger in a rehearsal room, but then figured if all these drummers actually get together and make it a “thing,” it should be made available for people to see so I talked to promoter Joe Sutton, a Zep Head himself, who happened to have the exact night on hold at Key Club and that was that!  

The concept is simple: each drummer chooses his or her favorite Led Zeppelin song and plays it on an amber acrylic drum kit with house band The Moby Dicks. This coming together of the world’s best drummers also brings with it an undeniable, communal spirit that is very hard to find at any other type of rock show. We all have a great time as it’s all about celebrating the amazing drumming of John Bonham and his timeless impact. The energy is thick, the egoless vibes prevail and we all walk away with great memories! I’ve never seen so many smiling faces at a rock show. 

People constantly ask for us to take this juggernaut on the road but in theory, it’s not unlike a river crossing of wildebeests during migration season! But, by going to a city like New York with my home state New Jersey next door and inviting the best drummers in the area, it became apparent that we may be able to pull this off after all. 

So, grab a couple tickets and get dazzled by a great house band and one of the most unique shows you’ll ever see featuring some of the world’s best drummers around.

Bonzo Bash East Coast Dates:

Thursday, May 30th, The Gramercy, NYC                
Friday, May 31st, Revolution,  Amityville, Long Island, NY    
Saturday,  June 1st, Bergan PAC, Englewood, NJ  

Drummers: (appearance info. goes by  “NYC, LI and/or NJ”)

Carmine Appice  (Drum Legend/ Co-hosting ONLY)  NYC/ LI/ NJ
Michael Cartellone (Lynyrd Skynyrd/ Damn Yankees)  NYC/ LI/ NJ
Liberty Devitto  (Billy Joel)  LI/ NJ 
Joe Franco  (Good Rats/ Twisted Sister/ Widowmaker)  NYC/ LI/ NJ
Jerry Gaskill (King’s X) NYC/ LI/ NJ
Jojo Mayer (Nerve) NYC/ LI/ NJ
Johnny Kelly (Danzig/Type O Negative) NYC/ LI/ NJ
Jonathan Mover (Aretha Franklin/ Joe Satriani)   NYC/ LI/ NJ
A.J. Pero (Twisted Sister)  NYC/ LI/ NJ
Mike Portnoy (Adrenaline Mob/ Winery Dogs/ Dream Theater) NJ
Thommy Price (Joan Jett/ Billy Idol) NYC
Van Romaine (Steve Morse) LI/ NJ
Bobby Rondinelli (Rainbow/ Black Sabbath) NYC/ LI/ NJ
Matt Starr (Ace Frehley/ Burning Rain)  NYC/ LI/ NJ 
Chad Szeliga (Black Label Society/ Breaking Benjamin) NJ
Brian Tichy  (Whitesnake/ Foreigner/ S.U.N.)   NYC/ LI/ NJ
Steven Wolf  (Alicia Keys/ Pink/ Britney Spears) NYC/ LI/ NJ

Special Guests
Russell Allen (Adrenaline Mob/ Tred) NYC/LI/NJ
Randy Jackson (Zebra) NYC
Sass Jordan  (S.U.N.) NYC/LI/NJ
Mike Orlando (Adrenaline Mob/ Tred) NYC/LI/NJ
Eddie Trunk  (That Metal Show)   Hosting NJ

***Many more drummers and special guests to be announced!***

The Moby Dicks:
Rob Clores  (Black Crowes/ Enrique Iglesias)  Keys (East Coast Moby Dick/Special Guest)
John “JD” DeServio  (Black Label Society/ C.O.P.)  Bass  (East Coast Moby Dick/Special Guest)
Chas West  (Bonham/ Lynch Mob)   Vocals   (Moby Dick)
Brent Woods   (Vince Neil/ Sebastian Bach/ Brentwood Forest) Guitar (Moby Dick)  

For more information, please visit facebook.com/bonzosbirthdaybash.

 

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METALLICA’S 3D MOVIE TO DEBUT ON IMAX SCREENS AT THE END OF SEPTEMBER

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Metallica’s new 3D film, Metallica Through The Never debut on IMAX’s chain of super-sized screens on September 27th. It will open wide a week later.

“To be at the forefront in this situation where IMAX has never done this is very exciting,” Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich said. “It’s also a bit of a confidence booster. Being in the movie-making business is not necessarily our forte and it’s been a very interesting three years. We’ve learned a lot about a lot of different things. The recognition from IMAX and to be able to have our fans and people that are interested in this film to see it and experience it in the IMAX format is super cool.”

Ulrich, in his first interview about the movie, chuckled at the long road the film, directed by Nimrod Antal, has taken to near completion. It remains in post-production where concert and narrative footage are being knitted together with CGI effects to create something the band thinks will be completely different from the average concert film.

“Any filmmaker hopes people like a film,” Ulrich said, “but what I can guarantee is that it will be unlike anything that anybody’s ever seen before – so at least that’s something. And for that I’m pretty excited.”

Ulrich, speaking by phone from Cape Town, South Africa, where the pioneering metal band will play this week, didn’t want to go too deeply into details about the film. It stars young “Chronicle” actor Dane DeHaan as a member of Metallica’s concert tour crew who’s sent on a special mission by the band. The movie follows two parallel story lines – DeHaan’s scripted narrative and the band’s concert – which intertwine throughout.

The band built a stage to film its concert pieces so fans will have the feeling of being inside the performance.

“There’s no secret there are parts of Metallica’s career that have been quite theatrical, of the different live experiences that we’ve had,” Ulrich said. “And so we thought that we would give some of those theatrical presentations a kind of 2012 upgrade, especially for a bunch of our fans who were very, very young who have only heard about what happened in the `80s and `90s.”

That the movie’s release slipped into 2013 turns out to be a good thing in retrospect. Even if it’s taken a few more checks than the band expected.

“Metallica (has a) tendency to jump and then start asking questions on the way down, then realize that as we get closer to the ground that there’s no safety net and realize we should have asked more questions on the way down,” Ulrich said. “But that’s part of the rush. We jumped and this seemed like a pretty fun undertaking.”

additional source: billboard

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BLACK STAR RIDERS: THE DEFINITIVE RADIO INTERVIEW WITH EDDIE TRUNK

blackstarridersw Last week,Black Star Riders vocalist Ricky Warwick and guitarist Damon Johnson dropped in on Eddie Trunk at SiriusXM Radio’s HQ while in New York City on a promotional tour for their debut album All Hell Breaks Loose – due out in North America on May 28th. The result was the definitive live radio interview covering the historical context and each band member’s history leading to the creation of the rock world’s latest super group: Black Star Riders.

Listen to the audio interview in its entirety on the Nuclear Blast Soundcloud page here.

ABOUT Black Star Riders: In 2012, the touring members of Thin Lizzy began to seriously consider utilizing the vast songwriting talent within the band and spoke of it freely in the press. When Thin Lizzy drummer Brian Downey and keyboardist Darren Wharton bowed out of a new album and the subsequent tours to support it, the remaining members decided to band together under the Black Star Riders name allowing them to forge forward from – yet informed by – the historical legacy that the Thin Lizzy name is infused with.

The Black Star Riders line-up features Thin Lizzy members Ricky Warwick, Damon Johnson, Scott Gorham and Marco Mendoza together with drummer Jimmy DeGrasso (Alice Cooper / Megadeth). Produced & mixed by the legendary Kevin Shirley (Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, Aerosmith, Rush), their first studio album All Hell Breaks Loose features cover artwork by Gil Elvgren – the most renowned pin-up artist in the history of American Illustration.

The Bound For Glory single can be purchased on iTunes.

Hear the backstory and watch Ricky & Damon’s acoustic performance of Bound For Glory for The Orchard’s Stairwell Series below.

The track listing for All Hell Breaks Loose is:

1. All Hell Breaks Loose
2. Bound For Glory (view the lyric video here)
3. Kingdom Of The Lost
4. Bloodshot
5. Kissin’ The Ground
6. Hey Judas
7. Hoodoo Voodoo
8. Valley Of The Stones
9. Someday Salvation
10. Before The War
11. Blues Ain’t So Bad

The album will be released as a standard CD and also as a special edition digi-pak featuring a bonus track Right To Be Wrong and a Making of DVD.

A 24 minute compilation of behind-the-scenes video reports from the band’s studio time in Los Angeles can be viewed below.

For more information, please visit BlackStarRiders.com and www.facebook.com/BlackStarRidersOfficial.

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