SLASH TO RELEASE “NOTHING LEFT TO FEAR” SOUNDTRACK FOR HIS FIRST EVER MOTION PICTURE ON OCTOBER 4TH

Slashtophat400 Slash–the iconic, Grammy-winning guitarist–will release the soundtrack album for the first-ever motion picture he has co-produced, Nothing Left To Fear, on October 4th, the same day the film opens in select theaters. The Nothing Left To Fear Original Motion Picture Soundtrack was written and produced by Slash and Nick O’Toole. It includes the film score plus two original songs: Nothing Left To Fear which features vocalist Myles Kennedy and the instrumental Welcome To Stull.

The album will be released exclusively at PledgeMusic.com/slash, giving fans access to interviews, song streams, first looks at film art, clips and more. When fans pledge and pre-order the album, they will gain access to one-of-a-kind experiences with Slash, as well as merchandise for the film. For more information on all packages available, click PledgeMusic.com/slash.

Due in select theaters Friday, October 4th and available on Blu-ray Combo-pack, DVD and On Demand starting Tuesday, October 8th. Nothing Left To Fear is a harrowing tale in the spirit of the terrifying horror films of the 1970s. The movie is inspired by the legend of Stull, Kansas, which is surrounded by Internet folklore proclaiming the town to be one of the Seven Gateways to Hell. Wendy (Anne Heche), her husband Dan (James Tupper of “Revenge”) and their kids have just moved to the small town of Stull, Kansas, where Dan is the new pastor. But in this sleepy community of friendly neighbors, a horrific series of occurrences awaits them: Their teenage daughter (Rebekah Brandes of “Bellflower”) is being tormented by grisly visions. Her younger sister (Jennifer Stone of “Wizards Of Waverly Place”) has been marked for a depraved ritual. And deep within the heartland darkness, one of The Seven Gates Of Hell demands the blood of the innocent to unleash the creatures of the damned. Ethan Peck (“10 Things I Hate About You”) and Clancy Brown (The Shawshank Redemption) co-star in this demonic shocker featuring original music by producer SLASH and inspired by the real-life paranormal legacy of Stull. Nothing Left To Fear is the first film from Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Slash’s production company, Slasher Films, and was written by Jonathon W.C. Mills and directed by Anthony Leonardi III.

“As a long-time fan of the Horror genre, I want to produce films that are in an older tradition of the genre,” relates Slash. “That is to say, films that leave more to one’s imagination, that are psychologically scary and character-driven, and what scares you is more cerebral than superficial. Slasher Films is my vehicle to realize that aim, and NOTHING LEFT TO FEAR is the first film with more to come.”

For more information, visit facebook.com/nothinglefttofearmovie.

Following is the full tracklisting for the soundtrack for the new film Nothing Left To Fear:

1) The Road to Stull
2) Cold Welcome
3) Lamb’s Blood
4) One Choice, Two Fates
5) A Prayer
6) Dark Dreams
7) Sermon
8) The Tooth
9) Retrieval
10) Silent Secrets
11) Pain and Premonition Part 1
12) Pain and Premonition Part 2
13) Observations
14) The Secret Tower
15) Do Your Part
16) Don’t Forget
17) A Flash and a Feeling
18) Abduction
19) Bleeding In
20) Urgency
21) Have Faith
22) The Decline
23) Trauma
24) The Blood Lust
25) Our Broken Home
26) Revelations
27) No Safety in Numbers
28) Childhood’s End
29) The Fear
30) The Perfect Circle
31) Nothing Left to Fear (featuring vocalist Myles Kennedy)
32) Welcome to Stull

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A.L.I.V.E.!; A TRIBUTE TO 70’S ERA KISS, (FEATURING MEMBERS OF PANTERA, GUNS N’ ROSES, WHITESNAKE & KILL DEVIL HILL) PREMIERE FIRST TRACK.

Alive fb profile picRex Brown (bass; Pantera, Kill Devil Hill), Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (guitar; Guns ‘N Roses), Brian Thomas Tichy (drums; Whitesnake, Queensryche, Ozzy Osbourne, S.U.N.) and Mark Zavon (guitar; Kill Devil Hill), all ended up contributing tracks on rock journalist Mitch Lafon’s KISS 40th Anniversary Tribute album for cancer care: “A World With Heroes.” http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/kiss40thtribute

 

LaFon approached each of them about participating in the project, and not only did they all want to support the cause, but they also shared a similar passion for 70’s era KISS.  Rex and Tichy laid down bass and drums on Bumblefoot’s version of “Detroit Rock City” in which not only does Thal play all guitars, he sings all vocals.  Tichy also tracked drums, backgrounds, rhythm and leads (along with Zavon) to Rex and Zavon’s version of “Larger Than Life,” which features Rex’s debut on lead vocals.  The track can be streamed on the BandPage tab of the A.L.I.V.E.! Facebook page HERE!

 

When the emails started circling, it became apparent that they all shared the same love for KISS in the 70’s. After hearing the finished tracks, they were all amazed at how much Thal sounded like Paul Stanley and Rex like Gene Simmons on their respective tracks. Someone suggested it might be fun to play these songs live, and A.L.I.V.E.! was born!

According to Brown, “We each got asked to play on this tribute album to benefit cancer research.  Obviously, it was for a great cause and we wanted to be a part of it, but I think it also came from a place of real passion too.  Each of us were hugely influenced by KISS early in our lives, so the chance to play on those tracks was a real honor.  After we’d heard what we’d recorded, we thought it would be a lot of fun to do it live.  As it turned out, Mark and I had just finished recording the upcoming Kill Devil Hill album, and had a small window of time this summer before we head out on the road again.  The timing perfectly coincided with breaks in Ron and Brian’s schedules as well, so we decided to put this thing together!”

 

A.L.I.V.E.! is a as much of of a “thank you” to KISS as it is a tribute. Brown, Thal, Tichy and Zavon won’t be in costume and greasepaint, making this even more of a true tribute to the music that changed them when they first heard it.”

 

Rex continues, “I remember I was in 7th grade & this chick had a copy of ALIVE!  I swiped it & it changed the future of rock and roll as I know it!!  They were like “gods” to this scrawny kid from Texas learning to play guitar!!  They are one of the reasons I jam to this day!! I got to open up for them numerous times in stadiums & it’s the attitude and the songs, not the schtick, that I go back to every time!!”

 

Tichy adds, “I thought KISS ALIVE! was the loudest record ever when I first heard it! KISS was the first band I got into. Peter Criss was my first drum idol and he is where I started as a drummer! When the idea of all of us going for this together was brought up, we all reacted with unbridled excitement to how much fun and how powerful this could be! I can’t wait to play with these badass musicians I am proud to call friends!”

 

When asked about KISS’s influence on him, Thal said, “Hearing the KISS “Alive!” album at the age of 5 is what made me want to play guitar and join a band. I’m looking forward to playing the songs that launched my life!”

 

Zavon said, “When I was 14 I borrowed ‘Destroyer’ from the public library and have never been the same since.”

 

A.L.I.V.E.! will perform material off of KISS’s hugely influential  “Alive!” and “Alive II” records as well as some of their personal favorites!

 

Rex Brown is celebrating his birthday on July 27th and the band have decided that would be a perfect time to launch A.L.I.V.E!  The Rex Brown Birthday Bash featuring A.L.I.V.E.! will take place on the following dates:

 

Wednesday, July 24th – The Whiskey – Hollywood, CA

Thursday, July 25th – LVCS – Las Vegas, NV

Friday, July 26th – Shamrock’s Grill and Pub – Chino Hills, CA

 

For more information, please visit  

https://www.facebook.com/AliveAnAllStarTributeToKiss

https://twitter.com/ALIVE_tribute

 

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EDDIE ANNOUNCES BOOK SIGNING DATES FOR “EDDIE TRUNK’S ESSENTIAL HARD ROCK AND HEAVY METAL VOLUME 2”

eddietrunk Eddie has announced some book signings for his new book, Eddie Trunk’s Essential Hard Rock and Heavy Metal Volume 2, which will be released by Abrams Books on September 24th.

Please note that most book stores require you to buy the book from them to have it signed and signings are subject to change. If there is any change, please check the site for further information.

List of Eddie’s Book signings:

Wednesday Sept 25th:
B&N Morris NJ 7PM
1940 Route 10 West
Morris Plains, NJ 07950

Thursday Sept 26th:
B&N Staten Island, NY 7PM
2245 Richmond Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10314

Friday Sept 27th:
Joseph-Beth Booksellers 7PM
2692 Madison Road
Cincinnati OH 45208

Saturday, Sept 28th:
Loganberry Books-4pm AFTERNOON SIGNING
13015 Larchmere Blvd.
Cleveland, OH

Monday Sept 30th:
Chicago, IL-location TBD

Tuesday, October 1st:
Boswell Book Company 7PM
2559 N Downer Ave.
Milwaukee WI 53211

Wednesday October 2nd:
Changing Hands Bookstore 7PM
6428 S. MCclintock Dr.,
Tempe, AZ (Just outside of Phoenix)

Thursday October 3rd:
Book Soup 7PM
8818 W. Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA

Friday October 4th
Las Vegas NV
Location TBA

More signings to be announced soon.

Pre-order a copy of Eddie Trunk’s Essential Hard Rock and Heavy Metal Volume 2 at Amazon.

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BLACK LABEL SOCIETY TO RELEASE UNBLACKENED ON DVD, BLU-RAY, AND DIGITAL VIDEO ON SEPTEMBER 24TH

ZakkWyldeprofile400 Unblackened, a new live DVD, Blu-ray, and Digital Video from Black Label Society will be released on September 24th, 2013 by Eagle Rock Entertainment. [Pre-book Order Date September 9, MSRP $19.98 Blu-ray, $14.98 DVD]

Additionally, Zakk’s label home, eOne Music will release the audio version of the Unblackened DVD under the same name. The double disc release will have six additional tracks not found on the DVD including two acoustic versions of Queen Of Sorrow and Won’t Find It Here, and covers of Leon Russel’s Song For You and Aint No Sunshine by Bill Withers.

Since their early nineties inception, Black Label Society, formed and helmed by guitar legend Zakk Wylde, has been at the forefront of hard rock. Their penchant for hard riffs and blazing solos has resulted in a slew of hugely successful albums and a reputation as one of the most powerful live bands of their generation. Unblackened, however, unveils another side of the band.

Filmed and recorded earlier this year in high definition at Los Angeles’ Club Nokia, Unblackened is Black Label Society presenting their songs in a whole new light, with greater use of acoustic instrumentation. Wylde plays both guitar and piano, with Nick Catanase on guitar, John DeServio on bass/vocals, Chad Szeliga on drums, Derek Sherinian on keyboards/piano, and Greg Locascio providing additional vocals. Their stripped-down approach highlights the subtler nuances of the songwriting, without losing any of the fire or intensity. Classic tracks like Stillborn, The Blessed Hellride, In This River, Throwin’ It All Away, Losin’ Your Mind, and many others are still punctuated by the stinging, searing solos that fans know and love, while showcasing the versatility of the band.

In addition to the concert, Unblackened is rich in bonus material. A new interview with Zakk, photo gallery, music video for Losin’ Your Mind, and a feature with Wylde visiting HM Prison Stocken in the UK are all included.

Zakk Wylde, who has been called one of the true guitar heroes of the past 20-plus years, served as Ozzy Osbourne’s guitarist for over 20 years in addition to his work with BLS. This collaboration led to a string of multi-platinum albums, including Osbourne’s biggest selling No More Tears, of which Wylde wrote all the music. Bestowed with such accolades as “Golden God” by Metal Hammer and the “Best Guitarist” Award from Revolver Magazine, Wylde has proven time and time again that his songwriting, guitar prowess, and on-stage persona, along with his larger-than-life personality, have made him a force to be reckoned with. Black Label Society continues to enthrall fans around the globe, and Unblackened is another incredible epitaph in the band’s canon.

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CANADIAN ROCKERS CONEY HATCH RETURN WITH “FOUR” OUT IN SEPTEMBER, A REUNION 28 YEARS IN THE MAKING

coneyhatch2013 Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the release of Four the anticipated reunion album from Canadian rockers Coney Hatch on September 24th in North America and September 27th in Europe.

Once dubbed “The Loudest Band in Toronto” Coney Hatch is back with their first record of new material in over two decades. Four is chalked full of the unique brand of melodic riff-rock that first brought the band to the attention of critics and rock fans all over the world.

Formed back in the early ‘80s in Toronto Canada, original members Andy Curran, Carl Dixon, Dave Ketchum and Steve Shelski released three records on Anthem Records in Canada and Polygram for the rest of the world. The band toured relentlessly and played support slots on tour with the likes of Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Accept, Ted Nugent and Cheap Trick to name a few. After three releases and many miles of success and rocky road under their belts, the four band members went their separate ways in 1986.

The story of this reunion is an amazing journey that only fate could be responsible for. Late one night, on his way home from a recording session in Australia, a weary Carl Dixon had a near fatal head-on car collision that left him clinging to life. While Carl was still in an induced coma, his wife reached out to the other members of Coney Hatch and asked them to offer words of encouragement over to the phone to Carl. She held the phone to his ear as he lay unconscious in his bed. “I told him to get better quick “says bassist / vocalist Andy Curran. “I said we had a lot more rockin’ to do with Coney Hatch. I really didn’t think we’d play together again but it just came out of my mouth… and Carl remembered it!”

Be careful what you wish for!!……after many operations, Band-Aids, stitches, titanium rods, doctors, nurses, medicine and sheer gut-determination Carl Dixon returned to the stage with his three original band mates in August of 2010 in Hamilton Ontario in front of 7,500 hungry Hatch fans. News of that show travelled fast and the original Coney Hatch was soon invited to play Firefest 2011 for their first time ever in the UK! The rave reviews flooded in after that sweaty night in Nottingham and the band returned to their homeland to find a record deal offer waiting for an all new Coney Hatch record.

After much discussion and soul-searching the band decided to grab the opportunity from Frontiers to work together again. They enlisted the help of long time friend and Juno Award winning engineer Vic Florencia (Danko Jones, Nelly Furtado, Hillary Duff, Marc Jordan, Olivia Newton-John etc) to capture the new recordings.

“All of us are thrilled to have recorded a 4th Coney Hatch record” says Curran. “We never thought it would happen but the stars aligned and hell froze over! The new material feels like it could have been the record after Outa Hand before Friction… Its raw and not too over produced, but still has that vintage Hatch sound. …sonically we did a “2013 LA botox face lift” job and it sounds pretty fresh. The recording process was extremely challenging as the four of us all live separate lives in four different towns…it was honestly like herding cats, but eventually we got them all in the same bag! We’re very happy with the final outcome.”

Based on the crazy journey that plucked the band out of the bars (the Monkey Bars) in the early 80s into the hands of Max Webster kingpin Kim Mitchell and then onto Max Norman for Outa Hand and Friction no one is more surprised than the members of Coney Hatch to be back in studio with their patched up Steve Austin–ish lead vocalist/ guitarist Carl Dixon in 2013.

Four tracklisting includes: Blown Away, Boys Club, Down & Dirty, Do It Again,Connected, Revive, We Want More, Devil U Know, Marseille, Keep Drivin’, Holdin’ On.

In Carl Dixon words “We think everyone will agree that FOUR was worth the wait!”

Listen to samples from Four below:

Coney Hatch is:

Carl Dixon (lead vocal, guitar)
Andy Curran (vocals, bass)
Steve Shelski (lead guitar)
Dave Ketchum (drums)

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LEGENDARY DRUMMER BILL WARD TO RELEASE FINE ART DEBUT ON AUGUST 1ST

billward300 He’s arguably one of the most discussed drummers in rock today. His presence behind the kit for over 45 years has inspired countless imitators. And for many, he’s considered the most influential drummer in heavy metal history. But as summer peaks, Bill Ward will make his first foray into the world of fine art with a debut collection, Absence of Corners. Set for release on August 1st, 2013 at www.billwarddrumart.com, all of the pieces in Ward’s collection are created from rhythm and limited in availability.

An extensive process from start to finish, Absence of Corners took nearly a year to complete. Working with Los Angeles art team SceneFour, Ward utilized a sophisticated formula to create the collection’s visuals, using an array of drumsticks and rhythmic accessories that produce light, much like a painter utilizing brushes and oils. The movements featured within the captured rhythms are then studied and developed into abstract artwork that showcases a dimension not normally seen by the human eye. Each piece in this limited-edition collection is then numbered. All are signed by Ward.

Ward on the project:

“When I’m working on new ideas, musically much of what’s played is guided by a visual appearance or shape. Since my early childhood, I’ve played drums in visuals as well as sound. When I write, there’s always an image, sometimes a color attached to what’s being created.

I’ve never ‘listened’ to bass notes; I ‘feel’ them. The keyboard’s black notes are dark to me and represent many sad emotions. These examples are simple, natural, childlike applications that have stayed with me.

When SceneFour approached me about doing this project, it sounded like an adventurous progression. I am delighted with the captured expressions from my head and my heart. Their arrival onto canvas is beautiful.”

To develop the art collection, Ward utilized the expertise of art team SceneFour. Based in Los Angeles, SceneFour specializes in working with music visionaries on the creation of fine artwork. SceneFour’s previous art collaborations have included releases with Chuck D, Bootsy Collins, Page Hamilton, and The RZA. Over the last several years, SceneFour’s focus has been on the development and publishing of rhythm on canvas collections, with Ward’s collection being the largest release to date with a total of 18 different pieces featured and ranging in size (30″ x 18″ to the epic 85″ x 30″).

Absence of Corners debuts on August 1st, 2013 at www.billwarddrumart.com. Those interested in learning more and seeing the artwork before the release are encouraged to join the interest list at www.billwarddrumart.com.

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