blackSabbathOur 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.

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AdrenalineMobIn 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.

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rob-zombie-bandThe 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.

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yngwiememoirGuitar 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.

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Testament: Powerslave

Iron Maiden: 2 Minutes To Midnight

Judas Priest: Delivering The Goods

Lynch Mob: Slow Drag

Dokken: Into The Fire

Extreme: Rest In Peace

Def Leppard: Woman

Heavens Basement: Fire Fire

GnR: Dead Horse

Helmet: Unsung

Keel: The Right To Rock

Deep Purple: Stormbringer (Live)

BCC: Man In The Middle

Accept: Princess Of The Dawn

Armored Saint: Can U Deliver

Anthrax: Safe Home

Riot: Feel The Same

Texas Hippie Coalition: Don’t Come Lookin

Overkill: Deuce

Kiss: Fits Like A Glove

Yngwie: I’ll See The Light

Loudness: Crazy Nights

Kill Devil Hill: Voodoo Doll

Heaven & Hell: Bible Black

Stryper: Too Hell With The Devil

Metal Church: Watch The Children Prey

Machine Head: Locust

Aerosmith: Another Last Goodbye

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Motley Crue: Live Wire

Sammy Hagar: Heavy Metal

Mr Big: Addicted To That Rush

Gary Moore/Phil Lynott: Out In The Fields

Tom Keifer: Solid Ground

UFO: I Ain’t No Baby

Black Sabbath: Fairies Wear Boots

Tremonti: Wish You Well

Twisted Sister: You Can’t Stop R&R

Kiss: Makin Love (Live)

NY Dolls: Personality Crisis

LA Guns: Never Enough

Anthrax: I Am The Law

Anthrax: Anthem

Rush: Finding My Way

Helloween: World Of War

Iron Maiden: Moonchild

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