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Adler Announce 2013 U.S. + Japan Tour Dates

New Ocean Media Former Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler is set to head out on tour with his new band, Adler. After a few shows in California and Japan this March, Adler will invade the U.S. for a two-and-a-half month monster tour beginning May 16 in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. Adler’s debut album, ‘Back From the Dead,’ was released in November 2012. The ban’ds lineup featuring drummer Steven Adler, vocalist Jacob Bunton, bassist Johnny Martin and guitarist Lonny Paul, who has collaborated with Steven Adler in the past with Adler’s Appetite. ‘Back From the Dead’ also features guest spots from Slash and Rob Zombie / Marilyn Manson guitarist John 5 . The two Japanese dates will be shared with fellow former Guns N’ Roses member Duff McKagan with his current act, Loaded, and for all you European fans of Adler, the band is currently finalizing additional shows slated to start in the middle of September. Those dates will include concerts in Spain, Germany, Italy, Holland, France, Belgium and the UK. Check out Adler’s upcoming ‘Back From the Dead’ 2013 tour dates below. Adler ‘Back From the Dead’ 2013 Tour Dates: 03/02 – Ramona Mainstage – Ramona, Calif. 03/07 – Tokyo Duo -Tokyo, Japan with Duff McKagan’s LOADED 03/08 – Tokyo Duo -Tokyo, Japan w/ Duff McKagan’s LOADED 05/16 – The Coach House – San Juan Capistrano, Calif. 05/17 – Count’s Vamp’d – Las Vegas, Nev. 05/18 – Club Red – Tempe, Ariz. 05/30 – St. Rocke – Hermosa Beach, Calif. 05/31 – Whisky A Go Go – Hollywood, Calif. 06/19 – Backstage Bar – Tacoma, Wash. 06/20 – El Corazon – Seattle, Wash. 06/21 – Diamondz – Jerome, Idaho 06/22 – Rock The Falls Festival – Idaho Falls, Idaho 06/23 – Jammin Joe’s – Arvada, Colo. 06/26 – TBA – Bismarck, N.D. 06/27 – Legacy Ballroom – Fargo, N.D. 06/28 – The Reverb – Waterloo, Iowa 06/29 – The Grove – Lincoln, Neb. 06/30 – Busters – Mankato, Minn. 07/03- The Summit Summer Concert Series – Whitesburg, Ky. 07/04 – The Back Bar – Janesville, Wis. 07/05 – Diesel Concert Theatre- Detroit, Mich. 07/06 – Montage Theater – Rochester, N.Y. 07/07 – Shipwrecked Music Hall – Dennisport, Mass. 07/08 – Legendary Dobbs Concert Hall – Philladelphia, Pa. 07/09 – House Of Rock – White Marsh, Md. 07/10 – Dead Horse Cantina – Mckees Rocks, Pa. 07/11 – Changes Niteclub – New Castle, Pa. 07/12 – Revolution Music Hall – Amityville, N.Y. 07/13 – The Rock Junction – West Greenwich, R.I. 07/14 – TBA – N.J. 07/15 – TBA – N.Y. 07/16 – Empire – West Sprinfield, Va. 07/17 – Tink’s Rock House – Marion, Ohio 07/18 – The Tap House – Akron, Ohio 07/19 – TBA – Cleveland, Ohio 07/20 – Tailgators – Bolingbrook, Ill. 07/21 – TBA – St. Louis, Mo. 07/24 – House Of Blues – Houston, Texas 07/26 – House Of Blues – Dallas, Texas 07/27 – TBA – San Antonio, Texas 07/28 – TBA – El Paso, Texas [button href=”” title=”Adler, ‘Back From the Dead’ – Album Review” align=”center”]

Finch Expand ‘What It Is to Burn’ 10th Anniversary Tour + Announce Support Acts

Facebook: Finch There were a lot of happy fans last fall when Finch decided to regroup to play some dates commemorating the tenth anniversary of their breakout album ‘What It Is to Burn.’ There are even more ecstatic people now that the group has decided to expand the trek outside of California to other North American and European stops this year. Adding to the excitement, the band has also revealed the support acts for a number of their upcoming dates. At present, the band will resume touring in support of their influential disc on Feb. 1 at the Glass House in Pomona, Calif. The group scheduled four dates over consecutive February weekends to give their West Coast fans every opportunity to catch their performance. Late Night Revival and Weatherbox will support on Feb. 1, with Hancox and Particles Like Planets opening on Feb. 2. Just Eleanor and XO will open the Feb. 8 date, with Reverend Crow and Fluf rounding out the support acts on Feb. 9. As the band expands to a wider audience in March, they’ve announced that The Almost have signed on to provide support throughout their remaining North American stops. That leg of the tour runs from March 7 in Chicago through March 16 in Boston. After that, Finch will pack up and head to Europe for the remainder of March. The title cut from Finch’s ‘What It Is to Burn’ album cracked Loudwire’s Top 50 21st Century Hard Rock Songs list. Finch ‘What It Is to Burn’ 2013 Tour Dates: 2/1 — Pomona, Calif. — Glass House 2/2 — Pomona, Calif. — Glass House 2/8 — Pomona, Calif. — Glass House 2/9 — Pomona, Calif. — Glass House 3/7 — Chicago, Ill. — Metro 3/8 — Detroit, Mich. — St. Andrews Hall 3/9 — Toronto, Ontario — Sound Academy 3/11 — Pittsburgh, Pa. — Mr. Small’s 3/12 — New York, N.Y. — Irving Plaza 3/14 — Silver Spring, Md. — The Fillmore 3/15 — Philadelphia, Pa. — Electric Factory 3/16 — Boston, Mass. — Royale 3/19 — Manchester, U.K. — HMV Ritz 3/20 — Glasgow, Scotland — O2 ABC 3/21 — Birmingham, U.K. — HMV Institute 3/22 — London, U.K. — O2 Brixton Academy 3/23 — Paris, France — Le Trabendo 3/25 — Koln, Germany — Luxor 3/27 — Amsterdam, Netherlands — Melkweg [button href=”” title=”Check Out Other 2013 Must-See Rock Concerts” align=”center”]

Brian ‘Head’ Welch Streams Love and Death Album, Joins Korn for More European Dates

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Guitarist Brian ‘Head’ Welch is keeping busy with both his current and former bands. His current group Love and Death return next week with the new album, ‘Between Here & Lost,’ but fans can check the disc out early via a preview stream. Plus, it appears Welch is expanding his temporary reunion with  Korn to include their full run of European dates. As for Love and Death, fans can currently take a listen to the new album at Billboard’s website ahead of its release. The disc has already spawned the singles ‘ The Abandoning ‘ and ‘ I W8 4 U ,’ but the full effort can be heard by clicking the link here . Welch says of the new effort, “It’s night and day in every way — the clarity, the low end, the guitar tones, the drums. My first record, it took massive, massive time in the mixing process to get it to sound as good as it does. But this one sounded like a record on the rough mixes.” As for Korn, it was confirmed in November that Welch would join the group for their gigs at Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park in Germany. Now, singer Jonathan Davis also reveals that Welch will stick around for the UK’s Download fest and other European dates. Davis writes: Download has always held a special spot in Korn’s heart. I’ll never forget the year the fans almost tore the tent down on top of the second stage! This year we have Brian “Head” Welch back with us for our European dates – could it get any better? We are looking forward to it! – JD Welch had previously stated that he feels now is the right time to reunite with Korn, and that he’s looking forward to spending time and playing again with his former bandmates. For the full Korn itinerary, see the tour dates below. Korn’s 2013 European Tour 6/4 — Warsaw, Poland — Impact Festival 6/7 — Nurburgring / Eifel, Germany — Rock am Ring 6/8 — Amneville, France — Sonipshere at Snowhall Park 6/9 — Nuremberg, Germany — Rock im Park 6/14 — Donington Park, U.K. — Download Festival 6/16 — Vienna, Austria — Nova Rock Festival 6/17 — Ostrava, Czech Republic — Cez Arena 6/21 — Clisson, France — Hellfest 6/28 — Dessel, Belgium — Graspop 7/6 — Gothenburg, Sweden — Metaltown at Goteborg Galopp [button href=”” title=”Next: Korn’s Munky Optimistic About Permanent ‘Head’ Reunion” align=”center”]

Green Day Unleash ‘X-Kid’ Video, Unveil 2013 European Tour Dates

The latter portion of 2012 has found the members of Green Day mostly off the grid while singer Billie Joe Armstrong completes his rehab . But the band is taking the first steps in regaining their footing, beginning with a new music video and their first announced dates of 2013. The trio has just delivered perhaps the most lo-fi video ever with their clip for ‘X-Kid.’ The group pulled from musical touchtones of the past in recording their album trilogy and the video for ‘X-Kid’ follows suit. The clip, seen above, features a queued up cassette version of the song, with the “play” button pushed allowing the viewer to watch as the track spools along. Meanwhile, Green Day has been rolling out 2013 dates in anticipation of their return. It looks as though the band will surface again in Europe first before playing other parts of the world. The first date is scheduled for May 24 at Fiera Milano Live in Milan, Italy with shows currently booked through mid-July. When the band return to the road, they’ll have all three albums worth of new material available to them, as ‘ Tre ,’ the final piece in their trilogy, recently arrived in stores. Green Day’s 2013 European Tour 5/24 — Milan, Italy — Fiera Milano Live 5/25 — Trieste, Italy — Piazza Unita’D’Italia 5/27 — Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro — Kalemegdan Park 5/29 — Vienna, Austria — Krieau Rocks 6/1 — London, England — Emirates Stadium 6/5 — Rome, Italy — Ippodromo Le Capannelle 6/6 — Casalecchio Di Reno Bo, Italy — Unipol Arena 6/8 — Nuremburg, Germany — Rock Im Park 6/9 — Wershofen, Germany — Rock am Ring 6/16 — Holland, Netherlands — Pinkpop Festival 6/18 — Lodz, Poland — Atlas Arena 6/21 — Moscow, Russia — Olympic Arena 6/23 — St. Petersburg, Russia — SKK Arena 6/26 — Helsinki, Finland — Rock the Beach Festival 6/28 — Norrkoping, Sweden — Bravalla Festival 6/30 — Oslo, Norway — Ullevaal Stadium 7/2 — Copenhagen, Denmark — Refshaleoen 7/4 — Werchter, Belgium — Werchter Festival 7/5 — Arras, France — Mainsquare Festival 7/10 — Nimes, France — Festival de Nimes Arena 7/12 — Lisbon, Portugal — Optimus Alive Festival 7/13 — Bilbo, Spain — Bilbo BBK Live Festival [button href=”” title=”Next: Watch Green Day’s ‘Stray Heart’ Video” align=”center”]

King Diamond Signs New Deal With Metal Blade Records

Metal Blade Records It has been more than five years since the last King Diamond studio album, and now the legendary vocalist has announced he has signed a new three-album deal with Metal Blade Records. “This is gonna be awesome! Another perfect piece of the puzzle. We have the full backup of Metal Blade, and there’s an understanding between us that goes much, much deeper than before,” says King Diamond. “Our new business setup will noticeably benefit the fans in so many ways. You must have already noticed some of all the cool new stuff that is happening. Now we can’t wait to get out there and start touring again!” After having a triple bypass in 2010, King is fully recovered, feeling better than ever and ready to get back to making music. The band made a triumphant return to the stage this year at the Hellfest festival in France and the Sweden Rock festival. In addition to King, the lineup includes Andy La Rocque (guitar/keyboards), Mike Wead (guitar), Hal Patino (bass) and Matt Thompson (drums). If you’re looking for a Christmas gift for that King Diamond fan in your life, the band recently unveiled a line of holiday merchandise . You can sport a ‘No Presents for Christmas’ hoodie, or buy some King Diamond Christmas ornaments to decorate the tree. Watch King Diamond – ‘No Presents For Christmas’ Live Video

The Darkness To Launch ‘Let Them Eat Cakes’ World Tour in January 2013

Wind-Up Records After a bit of an extended break, the  Darkness returned in August with their latest disc ‘Hot Cakes,’ the follow-up to 2005′s ‘One Way Ticket to Hell… and Back.’ Now, as if making up for lost time, the band is plotting to take their tasty musical treats out on the road again for a 2013 headlining run that will span 15 countries. While the band spent several months at the end of this year opening the show for Lady Gaga, it’s time for a return to headlining status. The Brit rockers have announced their own ‘Let Them Eat Cakes’ world tour that will kick off in the States on Jan. 10 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and take them all the way through to mid-April, winding down in New Zealand. The band will spend all of January in the U.S. before seeing Germany, England, Scandinavia, France Switzerland, Italy, and Australia in February and March, saving Australia for April. Check out all of the announced dates below. ‘Let Them Eat Cakes’ World Tour Dates (Part One) January 2013 – North America: 1/10 FT. LAUDERDALE, FLA. Revolution 1/11ORLANDO, FLA. Hard Rock Live 1/12 ATLANTA, GA. Masquerade 1/14 PITTSBURGH, PA. Stage AE 1/15 BALTIMORE, MD. Ram’s Head 1/18 ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. House Of Blues 1/19 BOSTON, MASS. Paradise Rock Club 1/21 TORONTO, ONTARIO Phoenix 1/23 COLUMBUS, OHIO Newport Music Hall 1/25 DETROIT, MICH. The Majestic Theatre 1/26 MILWAUKEE, WIS. The Rave 1/27 CHICAGO, ILL. The Riviera Theatre 1/29 MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. First Avenue 1/30 KANSAS CITY, MO. Beaumont Club February 2013 – North America/Mainland Europe 2/1 DENVER, COLO. The Summit Music Hall 2/2 ASPEN, COLO. Belly Up 2/16 COPENHAGEN, Denmark Amager 2/17 STOCKHOLM, Sweden Tyroz 2/19 TAMPERE, Finland Pokkahive 2/20 HELSINKI, Finland Circus 2/22 GOTHENBURG, Sweden Tradgarn 2/23 OSLO, Norway Rockefeller 2/24 KRISTENSAND, Norway Kick Scene 2/26 HAMBURG, Germany Grunenspan 2/27 AMSTERDAM, Holland Paradiso March 2013 – United Kingdom/Mainland Europe: 3/1 SHEFFIELD, UK City Hall 3/2 MANCHESTER, UK Apollo 3/3 GLASGOW, UK Barrowlands 3/5 NEWCASTLE, UK City Hall 3/6 WOLVERHAMPTON, UK Civic 3/7 LONDON, UK Hammersmith Apollo 3/10 ZURICH, Switzerland Volkshaus 3/11 MILAN, Italy Alcatraz 3/13 MUNICH, Germany Backstage Werk 3/14 VIENNA, Austria Arena 3/16 WARSAW, Poland Stodola 3/18 BERLIN, Germany CC Live 3/19 COLOGNE, Germany Kanting 3/20 LUXEMBOURG CITY, Luxembourg Den Atilier 3/21 ANTWERP, Belgium Trix April 2013 – Australia / New Zealand: 4/2 ADELAIDE, SA AEC 4/3 BRISBANE, QLD Riverstage 4/5 SYDNEY, NSW Hordem 4/6 MELBOURNE, VIC To Be Confirmed 4/8 AUCKLAND, NZ To Be Confirmed ? [button href=”” title=” The Darkness Talk Reunion, ‘Hot Cakes’ + More” align=”center”]

Gojira’s Joe Duplantier Talks Upcoming North American Tour, Randy Blythe + ‘Explosia’ Video

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Gojira frontman Joe Duplantier was the guest on Full Metal Jackie’s radio show this past weekend. He spoke all about the band’s upcoming North American tour with Devin Townsend and Atlas Moth. Duplantier also voiced his opinion on the situation of Lamb of God vocalist Randy Blythe being imprisoned in the Czech Republic. If you missed Jackie’s show, read the full interview with Joe Duplantier below: Devin Townsend and Atlas Moth, you’re going to be touring with these guys. Just out of curiosity, do the bands on a tour influence or change the way you think about music? Yes absolutely and that’s why we are who we are today is because we toured with all these bands throughout our career. They’ve had an influence on us – the way we behave onstage, the way we play, they way we approach the whole thing, sometimes it’s purely technical like the way they plug in their gear. So we always learn something from touring with people that’s why I’m so happy to tour with Devin, he’s such an incredible singer – one of my influences actually and he’ll be opening for us [Laughs] how crazy is that? We’re all huge fans of Devin Townsend, Strapping Young Lad, it’s a great honor to have him on tour. He’s such an awesome and really intelligent guy so I’m sure there’s going to be a lot of crazy late night conversations between the two of you guys. Yeah [Laughs] sometimes you get lost when you talk with him because it’s so wide – you have a wide range of subjects he can talk about. He’s an awesome guy. Devin sang on your ‘Sea Shepherd’ EP and you sang on his ‘Deconstruction’ album; any chance you’ll be joining each other onstage on this tour? We’re trained to do good, we’re trained to do our homework, we stress all day because we want to give it our best and he’s still like that. It makes it harder to jump onstage for him after he played or for me when I’m warming up. We haven’t talked about it actually but maybe by the end of the tour we will do something together – that would be awesome. We did in Australia one time – it was a disaster [Laughs]. We didn’t get the chance to rehearse the song at all so it was really weird but it was great because we were onstage with Devin and Fredrik [Thordendal] from Meshuggah so it was very exciting to be onstage with those guys – almost too exciting, we played way too fast and I was watching them onstage and made a lot of mistakes on the guitar. Originally, Gojira was on the bill of the Lamb of God tour that got canceled, France isn’t far from the Czech Republic, what surprised you most about Randy’s [Blythe] situation? What surprised me the most was that they were not aware that one of their fans died before they went there. They were so surprised when they arrived there that police came straight there in the plane and took them to jail – the whole band went to jail the first day. I talked to Chris Adler on the phone, the same day and he was so depressed and they were shocked and surprised that it happened. I don’t know something went wrong somewhere that the information didn’t go to them. I’m sure they would do something if they knew a kid died at one of their shows – at least try to reach the family, send some money – the surprise is what made it really bad for them because they’re gentlemen. Randy is such an incredible guy and I’m sure he would have done something before – I just thought about this now while you were asking me the question, for me it was a bad situation, a very sad situation. I saw Randy when he came back, he has a good, strong spirit so he knows how to react to this and he’ll go back there and finish this whole thing. I hope it will turn good for him, I hope he will not give have to give some more money or go to jail. It’s a well known band it would not have been difficult for someone to get a hold of him, for two years to pass and no one to even try – call the venue, call the agent call the manager, it would’ve taken two seconds. It still just baffles me. The Czech Republic is very, very different than France and other countries – yes you’re right it’s not far, it’s like another state for you Americans but in Europe each country is such a different world. I don’t know how it works over there, it seems like they took advantage of that – having a big American star in their jail, maybe they tried to get some money out of this probably. For me it’s just an accident, he’s not guilty of anything, he’s just a rockstar. He’s a beast onstage and you go to see him onstage, you’re not supposed to be onstage. Anybody who’s been to a Lamb of God show knows it can get violent down there and to go onto the stage while somebody’s performing, it’s not smart. Yeah absolutely, I kicked so many people off stage. Sometimes people get onstage and they dance in front of the microphone so I cannot even see the crowd with them in front of me so I just kick this person, nicely but it could turn out bad. This person could fall on their head and now everybody’s thinking about what happened and I talk to a lot of singers and they said “Never again they will touch a fan, it’s too dangerous.” The new video for ‘Explosia’ really shows the intensity of Gojira live. On tour how do you come down from so much adrenaline? I think it’s the faith that we have in what we do. We really, truly, deeply embrace our music and believe in what we do, I usually say that we’re not great musicians – Mario [Duplaniter] is a very good drummer and he’s very stable, he’s very tight and inventive and he can groove but the rest of us [Laughs] my God it’s a big mess. If you could hear the separate tracks of each show, every guitar player knows when you move your head, you dance on the stage or whatever, it’s hard to play tight so we’re also very, very focused and we try to deliver a very tight show. That show was really hard for us because it was really hot and the stage is small so at one point we said “You know what, let’s be a punk band tonight” [Laughs] because we did this tour recently in the States in small clubs and it was awesome to go back to small clubs and to feel the craziness of the crowd and the heat. I don’t know when we jam onstage we just play our music which is the thing we like the most in life and we feel inspired by this music in general. Full Metal Jackie will welcome Mark Osegueda of Death Angel on her next show. Full Metal Jackie can be heard on radio stations around the country — for a full list of stations, go to .