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New Music Releases – March 2013

EMI Get ready for all these new releases to keep your eyes and ears on throughout March 2013. Anthrax are set to unleash their new covers EP ‘Anthems’ on March 19. The EP boasts covers from the massive rock acts Rush, AC/DC, Boston, Cheap Trick, Thin Lizzy and Journey, only with a nice twist of thrash metal. Iron Maiden just unveiled details on what is now one of March’s most anticipated releases. The jam-packed ‘Maiden England ’88′ CD/DVD will feature the classic footage released by the band on VHS 25 years ago, along with a ton of new stuff for Maiden fans to drool over. Other must-own music releases coming out this March include Clutch ‘s ‘Earth Rocker,’ Intronaut ‘s ‘Habitual Levitations (Instilling Words with Tones),’ Kvelertak ‘s ‘Meir,’ Sevendust ‘s ‘Black Out the Sun,’ Hypocrisy’s ‘End of Disclosure’ and ‘Welcome Oblivion’ from Trent Reznor ‘s project How to Destroy Angels . Check them all out below! March 2013 Music Releases: March 5: How to Destroy Angels, ‘Welcome Oblivion’ Krokus, ‘Dirty Dynamite’ RED, ‘Who We Are: The RED Anthology’ Rotting Christ, ‘Kata Ton Daimona Eaytoy’ Saxon, ‘Sacrifice’ Sigur Ros, ‘The Valtari Mystery Film Experiment’ (DVD) Soilwork, ‘The Living Infinite’ March 12: Biffy Clyro, ‘Opposites’ Orange Goblin, ‘A Eulogy For the Fans’ (DVD) Orianthi, ‘Heaven in this Hell’ March 19: Anthrax, ‘Anthem’ (EP) Clutch, ‘Earth Rocker’ Intronaut, ‘Habitual Levitations (Instilling Words with Tones)’ KEN Mode, ‘Entrench’ Lordi, ‘To Beast or Not to Beast’ Six Feet Under, ‘Unborn’ March 26: Gamma Ray, ‘Master of Confusion’ (EP) Hypocrisy, ‘End of Disclosure’ Iron Maiden, ‘Maiden England ’88′ (CD/DVD) Kvelertak, ‘Meir’ Sebastian Bach, ‘ABachalypse Now’ (CD/DVD) Senses Fail, ‘Renacer’ Sevendust, Black Out the Sun’ Van Halen, ‘The Studio Albums 1978 – 1984′ (Box Set)

2013 Grammy Award Winners

Kevork Djansezian / Jason Merrit, Getty Images On Sunday night (Feb. 10) at the 2013 Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, the big winners in the rock categories were the Black Keys and Halestorm . The Black Keys took home trophies for Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song for their hit ‘Lonely Boy,’ which they also performed during the ceremony, while also winning the award for Best Rock Album (‘El Camino’). Additionally, frontman Dan Auerbach won Producer of the Year. The Black Keys were also nominated for Record of the Year and Album of the Year, but lost out in those categories to Gotye and Mumford & Sons, respectively. Halestorm, meanwhile, beat out a slew of veteran acts to earn the Best Hard Rock / Metal Performance for their No. 1 active rock hit ‘Love Bites (So Do I).’ During their backstage Q&A in the press room, frontwoman Lzzy Hale said, “It’s an incredible genre to be a part of because rock isn’t always the most popular genre. Sometimes we’re underground, but we all work really hard on the road. We all look out for one another.” Also among the winners was Nine Inch Nails mastermind Trent Reznor , who shared the award for Best Score Soundtrack with Atticus Ross. Reznor didn’t attend the event, but Tweeted, “Why thanks, y’all.” Below is a list of all the winners in rock categories at the 55th Grammy Awards: 2013 Grammy Awards Rock Categories – Winners in Blue Best Hard Rock / Metal Performance Anthrax, ‘I’m Alive Iron Maiden, ‘Blood Brothers’ Halestorm, ‘Love Bites (So Do I)’ Lamb of God, ‘Ghost Walking’ Marilyn Manson, ‘No Reflection’ Megadeth, ‘Who’s Life Is It Anyways?’ Album of the Year The Black Keys, ‘El Camino’ Fun., ‘Some Nights’ Mumford & Sons, ‘Babel’ Frank Ocean, ‘Channel Orange’ Jack White, ‘Blunderbuss’ Best Rock Performance Alabama Shakes, ‘Hold On’ The Black Keys, ‘Lonely Boy’ Coldplay, ‘Charlie Brown’ Mumford & Sons, ‘I Will Wait’ Bruce Springsteen, ‘We Take Care of Our Own’ Best Rock Song Jack White, ‘Freedom at 21′ Mumford & Sons, ‘I Will Wait’ The Black Keys, ‘Lonely Boy’ Muse, ‘Madness’ Bruce Springsteen, ‘We Take Care of Our Own’ Best Rock Album The Black Keys, ‘El Camino’ Coldplay, ‘Mylo Xyloto’ Muse, ‘The 2nd Law’ Bruce Springsteen, ‘Wrecking Ball’ Jack White, ‘Blunderbuss’ Producer of the Year Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys, Dr. John, Hacienda) Jeff Bhasker (fun.) Diplo (Usher, Major Lazer, Snoop Lion, Marina and the Diamonds, Santigold, No Doubt, Wale, Justin Bieber, Alex Clare) Markus Dravs (Mumford & Sons, Coldplay) Salaam Remi (Anthony Hamilton, Amy Winehouse, Alicia Keys & Nicki Minaj, Miguel, Nas, Melanie Fiona, Usher) Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, ‘The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo John Williams, ‘The Adventures of Tintin’ Ludovic Bource, ‘The Artist’ Hans Zimmer, ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Howard Shore, ‘Hugo’ Austin Wintory, ‘Journey’ Full List of 55th Annual Grammy Winners [button href=”http://loudwire.com/category/grammys/” title=”Full 2013 Grammys Coverage” align=”center”]

Hard Rock / Metal Performance Grammy Award – Readers Poll

Ethan Miller, Getty Images / Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com (4) / Liz Ramanand, Loudwire The 55th Annual Grammy Awards will take place this Sunday (Feb. 10) in Los Angeles and we’ll soon have a new winner in the Best Hard Rock / Metal Performance category. It’s safe to say that over the years there have been a few head-scratchers when the nominees were announced, but since combining the two categories in 2012, the selection committee has done a pretty solid job in choosing the nominees. This year may just be the strongest group of competitors yet. So, before “music’s biggest night,” we ask you — the Loudwire readers — to tell us who you think should win the Best Hard Rock / Metal Performance category Sunday night. There are six nominees, beginning alphabetically with Anthrax and their single ‘I’m Alive.’ The band has three prior Best Metal Performance Grammy nominations — the last coming in 1995 for a live version of ‘Bring the Noise’ with special guests Public Enemy — but they’ve yet to win a Grammy. Next up is Halestorm , a first-time nominee that may have enjoyed the most commercial success of any of the nominated tracks with ‘Love Bites (So Do I).’ And there’s also Iron Maiden , the 2011 Best Metal Performance Grammy winner for ‘El Dorado’ and a three-time nominee. This year they’ve been nominated for the live version of ‘Blood Brothers.’ Lamb of God earned a nod for ‘Ghost Walking’ this year, which marks the fourth time they’ve been nominated. However, the band has yet to hear “And the Grammy goes to…” at any of the previous ceremonies. Marilyn Manson rebounded in 2012 and his ‘No Reflection’ singer earned a Grammy nomination, marking his third ever nod with no wins as of yet. And finally, there’s Megadeth , who might as well be the Susan Lucci of the Best Hard Rock / Metal Performance category. They earned their eleventh nod for the song ‘Whose Life (Is It Anyways?),’ but still have yet to win their first Grammy. So there you have it — six great Grammy nominees for Best Hard Rock / Metal Performance. While you may have an inkling which one will win, we’re asking you to vote for which of these six tracks should win the Grammy in our poll below: Sorry, you need to have javascript running to see this poll. [button href=”http://loudwire.com/best-korn-album-readers-poll/” title=”Previous Readers Poll: Best Korn Album” align=”center”]

2013 Revolver Golden Gods Awards To Honor Metallica, Rob Zombie + Tony Iommi

Theo Wargo / Michael Loccisano / Paul Kane, Getty Images The fifth annual Revolver Golden Gods Award Show looks to be the event’s biggest ceremony to date, as Metallica , Rob Zombie and Tony Iommi will be among the honorees. This year’s Revolver Golden Gods takes place May 2 at Los Angeles’ Club Nokia and also features a headlining performance by Metallica. Metallica have been chosen to receive the Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award, joining such past honorees as Rush , Motley Crue , Lemmy Kilmister and Ozzy Osbourne . Drummer Lars Ulrich stated, “Since the Revolver Golden Gods Awards is fast becoming THE most rocking awards ceremony in the hard rock world, we are beyond psyched to be at the receiving end of this shout out and in the distinguished company of Rush, Lemmy, Ozzy and Motley Crue. I was hanging out and presenting at the shenanigans two years ago and the energy in the room and the vibe backstage was beyond f—ing cool, so Metallica is chomping at the bit to partake in this year’s event.” The Golden God award, given to an honoree that embodies the spirit of hard rock and metal, will be presented to Rob Zombie this year. “What can I say?,” said Zombie. “It is a complete honor to receive this award and have my name join the list of such legendary past winners as Alice Cooper and Gene Simmons . Pretty cool deal to be part of the Golden God club.” The timing of the ceremony will also work well for Zombie, who also used the opportunity to announce that his next album, ‘Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor,’ will drop April 23, followed by the release of his ‘Lords of Salem’ film on April 26. The night’s other major honoree, Black Sabbath ‘s Tony Iommi, will be adding the Riff Lord award to his mantelpiece. Iommi says, “What a great honor to receive the Golden Gods Riff Lord Award for 2013, especially with our new Sabbath album coming out. I hope there will be some new favorite riffs in these songs.” Last year’s winner of the Riff Lord honor was Slash . The evening will also feature performances from Metallica, Five Finger Death Punch , Anthrax , Stone Sour , Dillinger Escape Plan and Halestorm , with more acts expected to be added in the coming weeks. Fans can currently vote in 11 other categories (listed below) at goldengodsawards.com . Tickets for the show, which will once again be hosted by Fozzy frontman Chris Jericho , can be purchased here . The event will broadcast live on AXS TV, and also via Xbox Live and Facebook. Rockers Sebastian Bach and Dee Snider will host the red carpet event prior to the ceremony. In related news, the first-ever “Revolver Road to the Golden Gods Tour” was announced along with the naming of the nominees. Stone Sour and In This Moment will team up for the run, which launches in March and runs up to the Golden Gods ceremony in May. The itinerary will be revealed shortly. 2013 Revolver Golden Gods Award Show Nominees: BEST GUITARIST presented by Epiphone • John 5 (Rob Zombie & solo) • Stephen Carpenter (Deftones) • Alex Lifeson (Rush) • Misha Mansoor (Periphery) • Brendon Small (Dethklok) • Kim Thayil (Soundgarden) BEST DRUMMER presented by Drum Workshop • Abe Cunningham (Deftones) • Mario Duplantier (Gojira) • Arejay Hale (Halestorm) • Gene Hoglan (Dethklok & Testament) • Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour) • Neil Peart (Rush) PAUL GRAY BEST BASSIST presented by Dean Markley • Rex Brown (Kill Devil Hill) • Steve Harris (Iron Maiden & solo) • Lemmy Kilmister (Motörhead) • Geddy Lee (Rush) • Jason Newsted (Newsted) • Sergio Vega (Deftones) BEST VOCALIST presented by Rockstar Energy Drink • Phil Anselmo (Down & solo) • Maria Brink (In This Moment) • Chris Cornell (Soundgarden) • Lzzy Hale (Halestorm) • Chino Moreno (Deftones) • Corey Taylor (Stone Sour & Slipknot) BEST NEW TALENT • Device • Ghost • Kvelertak • Miss May I • Of Mice & Men • Young Guns MOST METAL ATHLETE presented by Roadrunner Records • Tom Crabtree (Green Bay Packers, NFL) • Tanner Faust (Rally and drifting car racing) • Clay Guida (Mixed Martial Arts fighting, UFC) • Triple H (WWE wrestling) • Geoff Rowley (Skateboarding) • CJ Wilson (Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, MLB) BEST LIVE BAND presented by Samson/Zoom • Anthrax • Five Finger Death Punch • Hatebreed • Lamb of God • Slipknot • Volbeat COMEBACK OF THE YEAR • Aerosmith • The Darkness • Quicksand • Refused • Soundgarden • Tenacious D SONG OF THE YEAR • Asking Alexandria, ‘Run Free’ • Avenged Sevenfold, ‘Carry On’ • Black Veil Brides, ‘In The End’ • Dethklok, ‘I Ejaculate Fire’ • Halestorm, ‘Love Bites (So Do I)’ • In This Moment, ‘Blood’ MOST DEDICATED FANS presented by Xbox LIVE • Black Label Society • Black Veil Brides • A Day To Remember • HIM • Rammstein • Slipknot ALBUM OF THE YEAR presented by Orange Amplification • Deftones, ‘Koi No Yokan’ • Gojira, ‘L’Enfant Sauvage’ • Halestorm, ‘The Strange Case of…’ • Marilyn Manson, ‘Born Villain’ • Soundgarden, ‘King Animal’ • Stone Sour, ‘House of Gold & Bones Part 1′ [button href=”http://loudwire.com/metallica-unveil-3d-movie-title-release-plans/” title=”Next: Metallica Discuss 3D Film Plans” align=”center”]

Dave Mustaine on New Megadeth Album: ‘We’re Almost Done With It’

Facebook: Megadeth Megadeth are hitting the home stretch on their latest album. In a picture posting on the band’s Facebook page , it was revealed that Dave Mustaine and drummer Shawn Drover were finishing up tracking on the ten songs for their upcoming album, with another song set to wrap things up that evening. The photo (seen above) shows Mustaine and Drover in the studio together. With the album near completion, Mustaine offered a few more details in a video interview with VintageRock.com at the NAMM Convention. The singer-guitarist said of the upcoming disc, “We’re almost done with it. We’ve been doing it with [producer] Johnny K, doing it down in San Diego where I live. And he’s gonna be mixing it out in Chicago at his studio out there. You know, it’s really incredible this way … Last night, Dave Ellefson — he’ll probably not appreciate me telling this story — but he was sitting in a chair and his hand was hanging over the side of the chair, and I said, ‘What’s the matter? ‘ and he goes, like, ‘Man, I haven’t played this much in a long time.’ And I was like, ‘Good.’ So that was really exciting for me, cause David, he’s a monster on bass guitar, and for him to be saying stuff like that and just showing that he’s a little tired because there’s so much activity with the songs, I think the fans are really gonna respond to that.” Mustaine also stated that touring is starting to take shape as well. The band has already signed on for some dates with Iron Maiden in Europe and a number of headlining shows in the U.K. this summer, with a North American trek expected to follow. He also revealed that the ‘Gigantour’ touring brand may be revived for their late year performances. “We’ve got some really interesting lineups for that,” says Mustaine. “Most people would look at the lineup and they would think, like, ‘Dave’s not gonna tolerate your crap at all,’ because there’s a couple of people that we have that are on the lineup — and we’re hoping for the best — but they’re notorious bad boys. But when people grow up, they kind of grow up, they just don’t grown old, and we’re hoping that the music is gonna be the most important thing so that the fans will get what they want.” Mustaine also revealed that the band has chosen a new record label after parting ways with Roadrunner Records, but did not specify which label. Watch Dave Mustaine’s Video Interview With VintageRock.com [button href=”http://loudwire.com/decibel-magazine-tour-2013-must-see-metal-concerts/” title=”Next: Check Out 2013’s Must-See Metal Concerts” align=”center”]

X Japan Win Most Devoted Fans in the 2012 Loudwire Music Awards

Herfitz PR The Most Devoted Fans category took in hundreds of thousands of votes in the 2012 Loudwire Music Awards, making it one of the most categories. With 10 bands famous for their rabid fans in the competition, worldwide voting pointed to one dominant act during the entire voting process, and that band was X Japan . Placed against monster acts such as Avenged Sevenfold and Metallica, X Japan drummer and fearless leader Yoshiki rallied the band’s unparalleled fans to claim a massive win. In the end, X Japan claimed over 43 percent of the total votes; more than Metallica, Slipknot, Iron Maiden, Black Veil Brides, Suicide Silence, Falling in Reverse, Tool and Avenged Sevenfold combined . Congratulations to X Japan and their legions of followers for earning the title of Most Devoted Fans. See the full voting results below and click on the red button for the next winner: [button href=”http://loudwire.com/three-days-grace-rock-song-of-the-year-2012-loudwire-music-awards/” title=”Next Winner: Rock Song of the Year” align=”center”] Voting Results: Sorry, you need to have javascript running to see this poll.

Anthrax Reveal Full Track Listing + Artwork for Upcoming EP ‘Anthems’

Megaforce After recently revealing the release date of their upcoming covers EP,  Anthrax have unveiled the full track list for the release, along with the artwork for the cover of the CD (pictured on the left). Along with covers of Rush’s ‘Anthem,’ Thin Lizzy’s ‘Jailbreak,’ AC/DC’s ‘TNT,’ Cheap Trick’s ‘Big Eyes,’ Boston’s ‘Smokin” and Journey’s ‘Keep on Runnin’,’ two additional songs on the eight-track EP turn out not to be covers at all. Instead, Anthrax will offer fans the album version along with a special remix of ‘Crawl’ from the band’s latest full-length, ‘Worship Music.’ “These are all bands I grew up with and have listened to forever,” says vocalist Joey Belladonna . “It’s just great music. I had fun singing these songs and I was happy recording together with Anthrax, doing classic rock songs. Fun stuff!” Adds drummer Charlie Benante, “If ever there were a perfect first album, it’s Boston’s first album. The harmony leads they did would later be heard by Iron Maiden, which of course would lead to thrash metal.” Look out for ‘Anthems’ to be released on March 19. [button href=”http://loudwire.com/dates-revealed-2013-metal-alliance-tour-anthrax-exodus-municipal-waste/” title=”Anthrax – 2013 Metal Alliance Tour Dates” align=”center”]

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