raven New wave of British heavy metal and thrash legends Raven are embarking on a US and Canadian tour which will coincide with the release of their Documentary DVD entitled Rock Until You Drop – A Long Day’s Journey documents the band’s almost 40 year career and highlights their high energy approach and influence on the development of thrash. The DVD will be released July 16th via Steamhammer/SPV in North America and can be pre-ordered here.

A trailer for the DVD can be viewed below.

Joining them on the tour will be Special Guests and long time friends – Mpire of Evil which features ex Venom members Tony Dolan (Demolition Man) and Jeff Dunn (Mantas) together with drummer JXN Jackson marking their return to the US and Canada in support of their brand new album Crucified (Cleopatra Records) out now in North America. The tour will start in Fort Lauderdale September 11th and end in Chicago On October 1st.

Raven will then continue on as double headliners on the Diamond Head tour which will hit the West Coast in October.

Raven North American Tour:

9/11: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ TBA
9/12: Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
9/13: Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
9/14: Raleigh, NC @ The Maywood
9/15: Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
9/18: Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
9/19: Long Branch, NJ @ The Brighton Bar
9/21: North Hampton, PA @ The Gin Mill
9/22: Amityville, NY @ Revolution
9/23: Quebec City, QC @ L’Agitee
9/24: Montreal, QC @ Katacombes
9/25: Buffalo, NY @ The Forum
9/26: Toronto, ON @ Wreck Room
9/28: Westland, MI @ Token Lounge
9/29: Columbus, OH @ Shrunken Head
10/1: Chicago, IL @ Reggies

For more information about Raven, please visit www.ravenlunatics.com.

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Silvertide-September-Shows.2.765x1125-696x1024 In the early part of the 21st century, Silvertide represented the next great American band to starved rock ‘n’ roll fans; touring across the globe and playing their own brand of dirty rock and blues to anyone who would listen. Their live shows become the stuff of legend, and in subsequent years, the band’s debut album, Show & Tell, has become a cult classic the world over. Before deciding to take a break in 2006, they scored such Top 20 rock radio hits as Ain’t Comin’ Home, Blue Jeans and Devil’s Daughter.

As part of their much-anticipated return to the stage, the original Silvertide lineup will perform two limited engagements at the infamous Machine Shop in Flint, Michigan. The first night will see the band performing Show & Tell in its entirety, while the second night will feature a mix of old songs, B-sides, rarities, and to the delight of long-time fans, new songs. All tickets are VIP, and include a meet-and-greet with the band after show. Tickets for both nights go on sale Saturday, July 13th.

Hailing from Philadelphia, Silvertide is comprised of lead singer Walt Lafty, lead guitarist Nick Perri, rhythm guitarist Mark Melchiorre, bassist Brian Weaver, and drummer Kevin Frank. Originally formed in 2001, the band achieved success straight away, with the 2004 release of their aforementioned debut — which has sold close to 400,000 copies worldwide.

And the group proved they could certainly deliver the goods on stage, as they spent the following three years (!) playing the world over, and opening for such renowned acts as Van Halen, Metallica, Motely Crue, ZZ Top, among countless others.

The group has also made its presence felt in film and videogames, as a pair of Bob Dylan covers (Maggie’s Farm and It Ain’t Me, Babe) were featured on the soundtrack to the M. Night Shyamalan film Lady In The Water, while their tune Blue Jeans was featured on the Rock Band videogame. The band is currently working on a new release with producer David Ivory.

Watch Silvertide’s video for Ain’t Comin’ Home below.

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CheapTrick Erin Coulehan of Rolling Stone reports:

Cheap Trick have filed a $1 million lawsuit against the Ottawa Bluesfest for the stage collapse in 2011 that nearly killed the band. The band has accused the music festival of “putting economic considerations over safety” at the site’s main stage, which buckled during a storm.

The festival’s organizers allegedly failed to monitor weather conditions, and the band claims that the stability of the stage was never checked, reports the Guardian. They also argue that event staff were not properly prepared to handle an emergency.

Cheap Trick were halfway through their set at the festival in July 2011 when wind gusts of 73 mph began to sweep the stage, causing the structure to buckle. The band and crew made it off the stage, but three people required hospitalization after the incident, including Sandy Sanderson, a roadie who filed his own suit against the festival for gross negligence.

Cheap Trick are also seeking compensation from the companies who built the stage, sound and lighting rigs. A report from the Ontario Ministry of Labour found that the stage was designed to withstand winds of 74.5 mph but operators neglected to remove the necessary wind-walls. This omission “heightened the risk and increased the vulnerability to visitors, including Cheap Trick Touring,” according to the suit.

Cheap Trick are seeking $400,000 to repair and replace musical equipment, including guitars, amplifiers and drums, plus $600,000 for special damages that includes interim replacement equipment, labor, travel and services.

source: rollingstone.com

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kingkobraband2013 King Kobra have released a video for the song Have A Good Time. Watch it below.

Have A Good Time comes off of King Kobra’s new album, II, which was released on July 9th through Frontiers Records.

“We chose to name this album II because it is both the second album of our reformation with Frontiers Records as well as the second generation of the band with Paul Shortino as lead vocalist,” says guitarist David Michael-Philips. “Paul’s unique style gives the band a new feel apart from what we were in the ’80s with original singer Mark/Marcie Free. I think the “re-boot” naming gives Paul the credit he deserves while paying homage to our original singer and sound.”

II tracklisting includes:

Hell On Wheels
Knock ‘Em Dead
Have A Good Time
The Ballad Of Johnny Rod
Take Me Back
When The Hammer Comes Down
Running Wild
The Crunch
Got It Comin’
Deep River
Don’t Keep Me Waiting
We Go Round

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2499059-queensryche-new-617-409 The Todd La Torre version of Queensryche has released a video for the song Fallout, watch it below.

The self-titled album released on June 25th debuted on Billboard’s Top 200 chart landing at #23 and selling 13,659 copies its first week. The album also impacted the Amazon charts where it hit #2 on the Hard Rock and Metal chart and also hit #6 on the iTunes Top Rock Albums chart.


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geofftatevest400 Geoff Tate says the drama surrounding Queensryche has been good for business.

Two versions of the band are currently in existence after the original group fired him last year, and a court ruled both parties were free to use the name until a final hearing in November.

The vocalist put his own lineup together and released the album Frequency Unknown, while Scott Rockenfield, Michael Wilton and Eddie Jackson hired Todd La Torre and launched a self-titled record.

Tate tells The Classic Metal Show, “What we’re doing in November is, we’re dissolving our corporation. It has nothing to do with music – it has nothing to do with ‘he said, she said;’ it’s just paying off the members of the corporation.

Who has the money to buy it will buy it. Whoever has the most money will get it. It’s as simple as that. It’s rules and regulations – it’s a paint-by-numbers kind of thing.”

He insists that, since music has nothing to do with those legal matters, the media controversies have no value whatsoever – except for one thing.

“All it did was create publicity, which Queensryche hasn’t had in years,” he says. “And I’ve gotta tell you, Gene Simmons was right: any publicity is good publicity. We’ve had more sellouts on this Queensryche run that I’ve done than Queensryche has had in ten years.”

Tate was recently hammered by criticism when he was seen grabbing a fan’s phone from a crowd then throwing it into the audience. But he says it’s no big deal – and that he and the phone’s owner laughed about it after the show.

“I grabbed the guy’s phone, took a picture and tossed it back to him – but he missed it because the lights were in his eyes,” says the singer.

“He was in our meet-and-greet after the show and we were laughing about it. I said, ‘Oh, man, I’m sorry; did your phone get damaged?’ He said, ‘Don’t worry about it.’ We were happy and we had drinks backstage. In the frenzy of a concert there’s all kind of activity that happens with the front row. It’s rough, it’s chaotic, it’s intense.”

additional source: classicrockmagazine.com

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