Vocalist Sebastian Bach has checked in with the following update on his new studio album:
“People really got off on the track TunnelVision from Kicking & Screaming. Well, I am happy to report that once again I will be teaming up with John 5 (guitars) on new songs for the next album. Here we are last Wednesday at the Fifth Annual Revolver Golden Gods talking about working on the new stuff and we are both looking forward to it! Along with Steve Stevens and Jeff George there is going to be some superior axe shredding going on the new disc! Coming your way soon!”
Bach’s new CD/DVD package, ABachalypse Now, will be released on March 22nd in Europe and March 26th in North America through Frontiers Records.
Our very own Eddie Trunk of interviewed Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler for Hartke at Winter NAMM 2013. View the interview below.
As previously reported, Black Sabbath are currently recording their new album with drummer Brad Wilk from Rage Against The Machine. Butler said that the band’s reunion album is the most professional studio project they’ve done together because they are all sober.
In support of their album Omertà and debut single, Come Undone, Adrenaline Mob will be commencing a U.S. tour on March 12th.
Additionally on that day, the band will be releasing Coverta, an eight-track EP featuring cover versions of some of the band’s favorite songs. Long time fans of Mike Portnoy are aware of the multiple cover CDs he has released with Dream Theater and with Neal Morse. Coverta is the first CD of covers recorded by Adrenaline Mob.
The tracks on Coverta are:
1. High Wire (Badlands) 2. Stand Up and Shout (Dio) 3. Break on Through (The Doors) 4. Romeo Delight (Van Halen) 5. Barracuda (Heart) 6. Kill the King (Rainbow) 7. The Lemon Song (Led Zeppelin) 8. The Mob Rules (Black Sabbath)
The tour will consist of two legs this spring. Nothing More will be the support act on the first leg.
The dates for the first leg are:
Tue 12 Mar – New Haven CT @ Toads Place Wed 13 Mar – New York NY @ Marlin @ Webster Hall Thu 14 Mar – Pittsburgh PA @ Altar Bar Fri 15 Mar – Allentown PA @ Crocodile Rock Sat 16 Mar – West Springfield VA @ Empire Mon 18 Mar – Jacksonville FL @ Brewster’s Roc Bar Tue 19 Mar – Tampa FL @ Orpheum Wed 20 Mar – Orlando FL @ The Haven Fri 22 Mar – Houston TX @ Scout Bar Sat 23 Mar – San Antonio TX @ Backstage Live Sun 24 Mar – Dallas TX @ Trees Tue 26 Mar – Albuquerque NM @ Launch Pad Wed 27 Mar – Phoenix AZ @ Joe’s Grotto Thu 28 Mar – San Diego CA @ Brick By Brick Fri 29 Mar – Las Vegas NV @ Cheyenne Saloon Sat 30 Mar – Los Angeles CA @ Roxy Mon 01 Apr – Colorado Springs CO @ Black Sheep Tue 02 Apr – Kansas City KS @ The Voodoo Lounge Thu 04 Apr – St Louis MO @ Fubar Fri 05 Apr – Nashville TN @ Exit IN Sat 06 Apr – Atlanta GA @ Masquerade Sun 07 Apr – Richmond VA @ Kingdom
Tickets for all shows go on sale this weekend. For more information on ADRENALINE MOB, please visit www.adrenalinemob.com.
The eagerly awaited new Rob Zombie album Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor will be released on April 23rd and is the first release on his new label, Zodiac Swan, through T-Boy Records/UMe.
Zombie’s fifth solo album includes the first single, Dead City Radio and the New Gods of Super Town, along with such tracks as Ging Gang Gong De Do Gong De Laga Raga, Lucifer Rising, Behold! The Pretty Filthy Creatures and a heavy-duty cover of Grand Funk Railroad’s We’re an American Band.
“I think for the first time this new album perfectly merges the old days of White Zombie with the future of what I am doing now. I think fans of both will agree that this is the perfect combo of both worlds”
As a musician, Rob Zombie has sold over fifteen million albums worldwide to date. His last studio album was the long-awaited Hellbilly Deluxe 2. The album came a decade after its predecessor, Hellbilly Deluxe, the album that established Zombie as a solo artist after the breakup of multi-platinum group White Zombie. That triple-platinum album also yielded a string of successful radio singles, namely Dragula, Superbeast and “Living Dead Girl,” which dominated the airwaves.
The rocker-turned-film director is the only artist to experience unprecedented success in both music and film as the writer/director of five feature films, with a worldwide gross totaling more than $100 million dollars. The week of his album release, Zombie will premiere his sixth motion picture, The Lords of Salem, that he wrote, directed and produced in tandem with the producers of the Paranormal Activity franchise, on April 26, with Anchor Bay Films.
Last year, in addition to working on his film, Zombie also dominated the touring world in 2012, blowing away audiences on the road with Megadeth, then with Marilyn Manson for the “Twins of Evil Tour.” Zombie and his band of maniacs – John 5/guitar, Piggy D/bass and drummer Ginger Fish – brought their elaborate, multi-media production, complete with hair-raising theatrics, animatronic robots, oversized LED screens, a non-stop collage of psychotronic monster film clips, a spectacular light show, a gigantic robot with flames shooting out of its body, pyrotechnics, insane guitar riffs and vicious beats to audiences and festivals around the world.
Guitar virtuoso Yngwie Malmsteen is scheduled release his autobiography, Relentless: The Memoir, on May 21st through Wiley.
According to Amazon, where is the book is available for pre-order, it is described as:
“Yngwie Malmsteen’s revolutionary guitar style—combining elements of classical music with the speed and volume of heavy metal—made him a staple of the 80s rock scene. Decades later, he’s still a legend among guitarists, having sold 11 million albums and influenced generations of rockers since. In Relentless, Malmsteen shares his personal story, from the moment he burst onto the scene seemingly out of nowhere in the early 80s to become a household name in the annals of heavy metal. Along the way, he talks about his first bands, going solo, his songwriting and recording process, and the seedy side of the rock business.”
The book’s foreword is written by singer Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow, Deep Purple), who previously played with Malmsteen.
It’s hard to believe but March, 2013 marks the 30th anniversary of Quiet Riot’s Metal Health. On the strength of the now legendary anthems Cum on Feel the Noize (a cover of the 1973 Slade hit) and Bang Your Head (Metal Health), it became the first-ever American heavy metal debut album to reach number one in the United States.
As well, in November of that year, Quiet Riot became the very first heavy metal artist to have both a top five hit and a number one album in the same week. This was a group that broke down many doors for what was to follow in the metal genre; fueled by the theatrics of founding vocalist, the late Kevin DuBrow, and the thunderous pounding of his best pal, drummer Frankie Banali.
In 2007, DuBrow was found dead at his home in Las Vegas. After struggling with whether or not to continue the band, Banali eventually pulled things together and as the torchbearer for Quiet Riot has worked incredibly hard to not just maintain their legacy, but also keep an active band on the road called Quiet Riot. Many people don’t realize that for decades, Banali was more than just the band’s drummer. Banali – who has also played in W.A.S.P., Heavy Bones and Billy Idol, among others — also served as Quiet Riot’s manager and road manager which meant that in addition to getting up on stage every night, behind-the-scenes he was dealing with every other detail imaginable.
Noisecreep had the great pleasure of sitting down with Banali at the 2013 NAMM show to talk all things Quiet Riot. A documentary will soon be released on the band and in advance of that we were happy to hear the stories from one of rock ‘n’ roll’s truly best storytellers. Watch the interview below.