FORMER ANTHRAX GUITARIST JOINS VOLBEAT

RCaggiano&volbeatJust weeks after announcing he was leaving Anthrax after nearly a decade as their guitarist, producer Rob Caggiano has joined Volbeat. The Danish band will release its new album Outlaw Gentleman & Shady Ladies on April 9th, with Caggiano as a full fledged member of the band.

Caggiano produced the album alongside long-time production partner Jacob Hansen, who produced and mixed the band’s prior four albums.

Singer and guitarist Michael Poulsen said, “The band is very proud and happy to announce that [Caggiano] will also be the new guitar player in Volbeat. The collaboration with Rob in the studio was so inspiring and in good spirit that we the decided to keep him. Basically we went into the studio as a three piece and came out as a whole band!”

Caggiano himself explained how things transpired in lengthy detail, saying, “Wow! I have to say I’m completely blown away by the turn of events over the last few weeks here in Denmark and at this point an update is definitely in order.

To start with, I came to Denmark about a month ago to produce the new Volbeat record which in and of itself has been an incredibly exciting adventure from a producer’s perspective thus far. However, I’m extremely happy to say my relationship with these guys will not end there as it turns out……it’s just beginning!

…When the guys asked me if I was interested in joining Volbeat the other day, my jaw just about hit the floor! It actually didn’t even register in my brain properly until the next morning but I gotta say, it also didn’t take me long to decide. It really isn’t the way I envisioned the rest of my year to play out but at the same time, THIS feels more “right” to me than anything I could have possibly imagined and I’m going for it! To all my fans, family, friends and overall supporters that have reached out to me over this last month wondering if I’m ever gonna play guitar again or what I’m up to in general etc……..See you all soon my friends and get ready for a wild ride!!!”

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DREAM THEATER RELEASES TRAILER FOR NEW DVD/BLU-RAY CD “LIVE AT LUNA PARK”

DreamTheaterLive At Luna Park, a live concert captured on 2DVD, Blu-ray, Digital Video, 2DVD/3CD, Blu-ray/3CD, and a deluxe edition (2DVD/Blu-ray/3CD), will drop in May 2013. To whet the appetite of their fans, Dream Theater have released this trailer:

Live At Luna Park was filmed over two nights in South America – home to one of Dream Theater’s most ardent fanbases. The DVD was filmed after a 15-month world tour, hitting 35 countries.

“This is without a doubt the closest a viewer at home will come to experiencing a live Dream Theater concert,” states guitarist and founding member John Petrucci. “Between the hi-def, the huge audio mix and the documentary style behind the scenes footage, you are truly transported to the arena and completely immersed in the entire live experience.

“We have the greatest fans on the planet and the people of Argentina are no exception!” adds Petrucci. “The energy and vibe at Luna Park was truly electric and contagious. The perfect synergy between band and audience. We are immensely proud of this DVD and incredibly excited to share it with everyone!”

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SEBASTIAN BACH WORKING WITH GUITARIST JOHN 5 ON NEW MATERIAL

sebastian&John5Vocalist 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.

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EDDIE TRUNK INTERVIEWS GEEZER BUTLER AT NAMM, WATCH THE VIDEO HERE

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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ADRENALINE MOB ANNOUNCE “COVERTA EP” AND US TOUR DATES

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 TO RELEASE “VENOMOUS RAT REGENERATION VENDOR” ON APRIL 23RD

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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