Archive for January, 2013

Daily Reload: Trent Reznor, Within Temptation + More

Michael Buckner, Getty Images – Trent Reznor ‘s How to Destroy Angels band have unveiled the track listing, artwork and the new video ‘How Long?’ from their upcoming ‘Welcome Oblivion’ album. [ Loudwire ] – Within Temptation have revealed their plans for a 2013 studio album. [ Loudwire ] – Rob Zombie is covering the Grand Funk Railroad classic ‘We’re an American Band’ on his upcoming album. [ Loudwire ] – Pearl Jam ‘s Eddie Vedder is writing a song for the upcoming Christian Bale film, ‘Out of the Furnace.’ [ Loudwire ] – Former Motley Crue frontman John Corabi discusses his broken relationship with his ex bandmates. [ Loudwire ] – The Rolling Stones ‘ ‘Sympathy for the Devil’ will be part of a Super Bowl commercial. [ Ultimate Classic Rock ] – The Who and Elvis Costello will team up for a New York benefit concert. [ Ultimate Classic Rock ] – Muse aren’t quite ready to think about a new album as of yet. [ Diffuser.fm ] – The Flaming Lips discuss being part of a Super Bowl commercial. [ Diffuser.fm ]

Swedish Rockers Avatar Unleash ‘Freak Show’ in New York City

Chuck Armstrong, Loudwire On Jan. 30, 2013, history was made for the Swedish hard rock band, Avatar . Filling the basement of New York City’s Webster Hall, known as The Studio, Avatar played their first show on US soil since their inception in 2001. Playing a 10-song set, the guys from Sweden set the bar high for their upcoming tour with Sevendust and Lacuna Coil , which kicks off on Feb. 1 in Greenville, S.C. Being their first show in the States, most in attendance weren’t quite sure what to expect. As lead singer Johannes Eckerström came out onstage in a full-leather outfit, including a leather hood, Avatar tore into ‘Let Us Die’ from their latest album, ‘Black Waltz.’ The bar was set for the rest of the night. Blistering rock pummeled The Studio at Webster Hall as Avatar ripped through song after song, leaving no time for anyone to catch their breath. The highlight of the night came with the final song in the set, ‘Smells Like a Freak Show.’ With the video debuting recently on Loudwire , it was easy to see the band was excited to unveil the tune on U.S. soil. The energy onstage bled through to the crowd as fans were singing along and banging their heads to the infectious rhythm. If Avatar’s debut in America is any sign of what’s to come, don’t miss your chance to see the Swedish rockers opening for Sevendust and Lacuna Coil. You won’t be disappointed. Avatar’s latest album, ‘Black Waltz,’ is currently available at iTunes . Avatar Jan. 30, 2012 New York, N.Y. Set List: ‘Let Us Die’ ‘Dying to See You Die’ ‘Torn Apart’ ‘Let It Burn’ ‘Black Waltz’ ‘Napalm’ ‘Paint Me Red’ ‘Ready For the Ride’ ‘Smells Like a Freak Show’ Photos of Avatar at The Studio at Webster Hall Chuck Armstrong, Loudwire Chuck Armstrong, Loudwire Chuck Armstrong, Loudwire Chuck Armstrong, Loudwire Chuck Armstrong, Loudwire Chuck Armstrong, Loudwire Chuck Armstrong, Loudwire

Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder to Contribute Song to Christian Bale Film ‘Out of the Furnace’

Samir Hussein, Getty Images While we wait on new Pearl Jam music, frontman Eddie Vedder has found another creative outlet through the big screen. The vocalist, who has contributed music both as a solo artist and with his band to a number of films, is reportedly working on a song for the upcoming Christian Bale film ‘Out of the Furnace.’ The  Los Angeles Times reports that Vedder is writing and recording the solo track for the movie that’s expected to arrive in theaters later this year. The paper cited a source close to the production as stating that it’s likely a number of other Vedder tracks may also be used for the movie. The film, which stars Bale, Woody Harrelson and Casey Affleck, centers on two brothers from a working class Pennsylvania town that get caught up in a web of violent crimes. Vedder’s songs have been featured in the movies ‘Dead Man Walking’ and ‘Eat Pray Love,’ while the singer recorded an entire soundtrack for the film ‘Into the Wild.’ Earlier this year, Vedder stated that Pearl Jam were “halfway” toward finishing their next album, but the band’s members have repeatedly stated that they’re taking their time on the disc and enjoying a break until everyone feels ready to resume work. Regardless of the album progress, the band has begun lining up some new shows for this summer, including a date at Chicago’s Wrigley Field . [button href=”http://loudwire.com/early-eddie-vedder-demos-surface-online/” title=”Next: Early Eddie Vedder Demos Surface Online” align=”center”]

Adrenaline Mob Announce ‘Coverta’ Covers EP + 2013 North American Tour Dates

Elm City Music Adrenaline Mob are going the covers route before approaching their next official studio album. The band’s latest EP is titled ‘Coverta,’ featuring eight rocking cover songs. The timing works out well for the supergroup, as they’ve also announced their first North American tour dates of 2013. Adrenaline Mob are comprised of drummer Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater, ex-Avenged Sevenfold), frontman Russell Allen (Symphony X), guitarist Mike Orlando (TRED) and bassist John Moyer (Disturbed). ‘Coverta’ arrives on March 12, coinciding with the opening date of the tour which takes place at Toad’s Place in New Haven, Conn. The disc includes the band’s takes on such hard rock and metal standards as Dio ‘s ‘Stand Up and Shout,’ Rainbow ‘s ‘Kill the King’ and Black Sabbath ‘s ‘The Mob Rules.’ The group also covers Badlands’ ‘High Wire,’ the  Doors ‘ ‘Break on Through,’ Van Halen ‘s ‘Romeo Delight,’ Heart ‘s ‘Barracuda’ and Led Zeppelin ‘s ‘The Lemon Song.’ As for the tour, it is not known exactly how many of the covers will make the band’s set list, but it’s fair to assume you’ll hear at least a few sprinkled in among the songs from the band’s debut disc, ‘ Omerta .’ The trek runs through an April 7 finale in Richmond, Va., with support from Nothing More on the tour’s first leg. Adrenaline Mob returned to the studio in December, but it’s not known if anything other than the new cover songs were recorded during the session or when we might expect their next original release. Adrenaline Mob’s ‘Coverta’ Album Track Listing: 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) Adrenaline Mob 2013 North American Tour Dates 3/12 — New Haven, Ct. — Toad’s Place 3/13 — New York, N.Y. — Marlin / Webster Hall 3/14 — Pittsburgh, Pa. — Altar Bar 3/15 — Allentown, Pa. — Crocodile Rock 3/16 — West Springfield, Va. — Empire 3/18 — Jacksonville, Fla. — Brewster’s Roc Bar 3/19 — Tampa, Fla. — Orpheum 3/20 — Orlando, Fla. — The Haven 3/22 — Houston, Texas — Scout Bar 3/23 — San Antonio, Texas — Backstage Live 3/24 — Dallas, Texas — Trees 3/26 — Albuquerque, N.M. — Launch Pad 3/27 — Phoenix, Ariz. — Joe’s Grotto 3/28 — San Diego, Calif. — Brick By Brick 3/29 — Las Vegas, Nev. — Cheyenne Saloon 3/30 — Los Angeles, Calif. — Roxy 4/1 — Colorado Springs, Colo. — Black Sheep 4/2 — Kansas City, Kan. — The Voodoo Lounge 4/4 — St Louis, Mo. — Fubar 4/5 — Nashville, Tenn. — Exit IN 4/6 — Atlanta, Ga. — Masquerade 4/7 — Richmond, Va. — Kingdom [button href=”http://loudwire.com/adrenaline-mob-premiere-indifferent-video/” title=”Next: Watch Adrenaline Mob’s ‘Indifferent’ Video” align=”center”]

Bad Religion Perform New Song ‘Past Is Dead’ on ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’

Epitaph Punk rock legends Bad Religion made an awesome appearance on ‘Late Night With Jimmy Fallon’ last night (Jan. 30) to perform the new song ‘Past is Dead’ from their sixteenth studio album, ‘True North.’ Bad Religion have been putting out solid records for over 30 years, and with hardcore fans still cemented into the band’s foundation, ‘True North’ gave the group their highest Billboard 200 debut in their history. In the first week of release, ‘True North’ hit No. 18 on the chart, selling 18,295 copies of the album. Before taking the ‘Jimmy Fallon’ stage last night, bassist Jay Bentley thanked fans via Bad Religion’s Facebook page: Sitting backstage at the jimmy fallon show getting ready to play “the past is dead” tonight and we’re talking about how amazing the response to “True North” has been. it’s so humbling to be given this opportunity after 33 years, and how none of this would be possible without all of you… so it is with the utmost humility that we would like to say Thank YOU. -jay & the rest We recently sat down with Bad Religion bassist Jay Bentley, drummer Brooks Wackerman and guitarist Brian Baker, so look out for our exclusive interview soon! Check out Bad Religion’s performance of ‘Past is Dead’ in the player below: Bad Religion, ‘Past is Dead’ Live on ‘Jimmy Fallon’ [button href=”http://loudwire.com/bad-religion-true-north-album-review/” title=”Bad Religion, ‘True North’ – Album Review” align=”center”]

How to Destroy Angels Unveil ‘Welcome Oblivion’ Artwork, Track Listing + ‘How Long?’ Video

Columbia / Null Corporation How to Destroy Angels have a wealth of new details concerning their first full-length album today. While we already knew that the album from Trent Reznor ‘s band would be titled ‘ Welcome Oblivion ‘ and would be arriving on March 5, the group has now revealed the artwork (seen at left) and a full track listing for the new disc. Included in the new album are several tracks from the band’s recent EP, ‘ An Omen ,’ including the past singles ‘ Keep It Together ,’ ‘ Ice Age ‘ and ‘The Loop Closes.’ The EP’s ‘On the Wing’ also makes an appearance on the album, as well. How to Destroy Angels intend on releasing the disc in both CD and vinyl formats, with the latter including the bonus cuts ‘The Province of Fear’ and ‘Unintended Consequences.’ In addition, How to Destroy Angels have unveiled ‘How Long?’ as their latest single. The Mariqueen Maandig-led track is more of a moody, contemplative cut from the point of view of someone trying to move beyond a troubled past without unveiling themselves to others. The group also revealed a futuristic video for the track directed by Shynola. In the clip, a young man appears left to fend for himself amidst a treacherous and dark landscape until he happens upon another man just trying to survive as well. The video may be seen below. How to Destroy Angels are expected to tour in support of their upcoming release and will make their live debut at Coachella . Watch How to Destroy Angels’ ‘How Long?’ Video How to Destroy Angels ‘Welcome Oblivion’ Track Listing: CD: 1. ‘The Wake-Up’ 2. ‘Keep It Together’ 3. ‘And the Sky Began to Scream’ 4. ‘Welcome Oblivion’ 5. ‘Ice Age’ 6. ‘On the Wing’ 7. ‘Too Late, All Gone’ 8. ‘How Long?’ 9. ‘Strings and Attractors’ 10. ‘We Fade Away’ 11. ‘Recursive Self-Improvement’ 12. ‘The Loop Closes’ 13. ‘Hallowed Ground’ Vinyl: 1. ‘The Wake-Up’ 2. ‘Keep It Together’ 3. ‘And the Sky Began to Scream’ 4. ‘Ice Age’ 5. ‘Welcome Oblivion’ 6. ‘On the Wing’ 7. ‘Too Late, All Gone’ 8. ‘The Province of Fear’ 9. ‘How Long?’ 10. ‘Strings and Attractors’ 11. ‘Recursive Self-Improvement’ 12. ‘Unintended Consequences’ 13. ‘We Fade Away’ 14. ‘The Loop Closes’ 15. ‘Hallowed Ground’ [button href=”http://loudwire.com/nine-inch-nails-trent-reznor-offers-insight-into-how-to-destroy-angels/” title=”Next: Trent Reznor Offers Insight Into How to Destroy Angels” align=”center”]

As I Lay Dying Concert Tickets + Signed Drumhead Prize Pack Giveaway!

Metal Blade As I Lay Dying are getting ready to hit the road and they’ve teamed up with Loudwire for an amazing giveaway. The group is offering up a stellar prize package that includes a pair of tickets to the ‘Marathon Metalcore’ show of your choosing on their upcoming co-headlining trek with The Devil Wears Prada . In addition, the winning entrant will also receive a signed bass drumhead from the band, a copy of their ‘ Awakened ‘ CD and a special edition vinyl version of the disc, as well. The trek gets under way Feb. 22 in Ventura, Calif., and continues through a two-night finale at Colorado Springs’ Black Sheep April 3 and 4. Joining As I Lay Dying and the Devil Wears Prada on the tour will be a rotating list of acts, including For Today, the Color Morale and the Chariot. If you are the winner of this prize pack, you’ll be able to choose which date you want to see, check out the full ‘Marathon Metalcore’ itinerary below. The tour has already been named as one of Loudwire’s 2013 Must-See Metal Concerts . It’s been a stellar year for As I Lay Dying, who released their ‘Awakened’ album last year to positive returns. The group was recently voted by fans as the 2012 Loudwire Music Awards Metal Band of the Year . For your chance to win a pair of tickets to As I Lay Dying’s tour date of your choosing, as well as the signed drumhead and CD and vinyl versions of ‘Awakened,’ simply follow @loudwire on Twitter and retweet this announcement of the giveaway by Thursday, Feb. 14 at 11:59PM ET. We’ll choose a winner at random. Good luck! If you’d like to get your hands on As I Lay Dying tickets right now, you can purchase them here , and if you haven’t picked up the ‘Awakened’ album yet, click here to buy the CD. As I Lay Dying / The Devil Wears Prada 2013 North American Tour Dates: 2/22 Ventura, Calif. Majestic Ventura Theater Half House 2/23 Santa Cruz, Calif. The Catalyst 2/24 Chico, Calif. Senator Theatre 2/26 Reno, Nev. Knitting Factory Concert House 2/27 Las Vegas, Nev. House of Blues 2/28 Los Angeles, Calif. Club Nokia 3/01 San Diego, Calif. Soma 3/02 Tucson, Ariz. Rialto Theatre 3/03 El Paso, Texas Tricky Falls 3/05 Corpus Christi, Texas Concrete Street Amphitheater 3/06 San Antonio, Texas Backstage Live 3/07 Dallas, Texas House of Blues – Dallas 3/08 Lubbock, Texas Lonestar Events Center 3/09 Oklahoma City, Okla. Diamond Ballroom 3/10 Memphis, Tenn. New Daisy Theatre 3/ 12 Nashville, Tenn. Rocketown 3/13 Charlotte, N.C. Amos’ Southend 3/14 Charleston, S.C. The Music Farm 3/15 Norfolk, Va The NorVa 3/16 Silver Spring, Md. The Fillmore 3/17 Hartford, Conn. Webster Theatre 3/19 Allentown, Pa. Crocodile Rock 3/20 Huntington, N.Y. Paramount Theater 3/21 Poughkeepsie, N.Y. The Chance 3/22 Williamsville, N.Y. Club Infinity 3/23 Toronto, Ontario The Sound Academy 3/24 Millvale, Pa. Mr. Smalls Theater 3/25 Millvale, Ps. Mr. Smalls Theater 3/27 Columbus, Ohio Newport Music Hall 3/28 Grand Rapids, Mich. The Intersection 3/29 Milwaukee, Wis. The Rave 3/30 Minneapolis, Minn. First Avenue 4/2 Lawrence, Kan. The Granada Theatre 4/3 Colorado Springs, Colo. Black Sheep 4/4 Colorado Springs, Colo. Black Sheep As I Lay Dying Signed Drumhead + Limited Edition Vinyl  Metal Blade

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