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Win a Turisas ‘Stand Up and Fight’ Prize Pack!

Century Media We’ve got an awesome contest for the fans of Finnish folk / viking / power metal band Turisas . Not only are we giving away a copy of the band’s most recent album, ‘Stand Up and Fight,’ but the lucky winner will also receive a tour poster and t-shirt, all courtesy of Turisas and Century Media Records. Founded in 1997, Turisas have brought the Scandinavian folk and viking styles to the metal underground for over 15 years. Having released three full-length albums through various lineup changes, Turisas recently announced that their fourth studio album, ‘Guards of Glory,’ will see a May 2013 release. The band is currently on tour in the United States through early March, before hitting Latin America and Europe. See the full list of dates here . For both fans of the group and those looking for a different sound to soak in, this Turisas prize package is certainly a treat. To enter the Turisas prize pack contest, follow @Loudwire and @TurisasOfficial on Twitter and ReTweet this announcement of the giveway. This contest will end on Thursday, Feb. 28. Good luck! Check out the music of Turisas in their music video for ‘Stand Up and Fight.’ Turisas, ‘Stand Up and Fight’

Unite the United 2013 Auction to Benefit Late Suicide Silence Singer’s Daughter

Mary Ouellette, The Unite the United foundation is running a second online auction to benefit the future of late Suicide Silence singer Mitch Lucker ‘s daughter. The auction, which just began, will raise funds going toward young Kenadee Lucker’s future educational pursuits. Lucker died on Halloween night after a tragic motorcycle accident and many in the rock community have been lining up to pay homage to the singer and raise funds to help out his family. The Unite the United auction currently has a number of items that are on the block, with some of the end dates coming as soon as this Saturday (Jan. 26) and others with a longer bidding period of close to a month. The big item on the block is a trip for two including airfare and VIP privileges to the U.K. Warped Tour stop in London. Of all the items, that has the longest bidding period with fans being able to raise the price through Feb. 21. Other memorabilia on the block includes signed drumheads from The Used and Bring Me the Horizon , autographed posters from Asking Alexandria , Blaqk Audio , Hollywood Undead , Slayer ‘s Kerry King and Winds of Plague , signed promo cards from Chevelle and In This Moment , and autographed CDs from Arch Enemy and Arsonists Get All the Girls. Linkin Park have donated an autographed lithograph. On Mice and Men ‘s Austin Carlile and Hatebreed ‘s Jamey Jasta autographed t-shirts. Falling in Reverse have put up a Ron Ficarro smashed bass guitar on the block. Darkest Hour and Bring Me the Horizon autographed instruments. Plus, there are numerous signed items from Suicide Silence themselves. To check out the Unite the United auction, click here . [button href=”” title=”Next: Surprise Guests Highlight Mitch Lucker Memorial Show” align=”center”]

Alter Bridge Commence Work on Fourth Album

Facebook: Alter Bridge After recently announcing that they would be releasing their fourth album in 2013, the members of Alter Bridge have now started working on the new disc. On Friday (Jan. 4), the band posted the picture on the left of guitarist Mark Tremonti and singer Myles Kennedy in the studio on Facebook with the caption “It begins today.” And today (Jan. 7), they stated, “Writing on ‘AB4′ has begun. Very productive sessions so far!” The band will try to get in as much work as possible over the next couple of weeks, as both Tremonti and Kennedy will be out on the road very shortly. Tremonti is heading out with his solo band for a tour of Europe and the United States in February and March, as his latest single ‘Wish You Well’ starts to heat up rock radio. Meanwhile, Kennedy will be out on the road with Slash in Europe starting Jan. 31. See the dates here . The upcoming Alter Bridge album will be the follow-up to 2010′s ‘ABIII,’ which yielded the hit singles ‘Isolation’ and ‘Ghost of Days Gone By.’ Tremonti is also working on a new album with Creed . [button href=”” title=”Next: Alter Bridge Reveal New Album + Tour Plans” align=”center”]

Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe Officially Indicted on Manslaughter Charges in Czech Republic

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Lamb of God vocalist Randy Blythe has been out of Czech prison since Aug. 2. Although back home here in the United States and free to tour nationally, the next step of Blythe’s criminal proceedings has been put into effect. The State Attorney’s Office in Prague officially indicted Blythe on manslaughter charges on Friday, Nov. 30, which means that Blythe will likely stand trial in the near future. According to Czech news source , the District Court now has three months to either set a trial date or to delay the hearing in lieu of further investigation. If convicted of manslaughter as a result of his future trial, Randy Blythe could face 5-10 years in prison. Blythe has publicly stated that he will not hide out in the United States if summoned for a trial in the Czech Republic, despite the potentially horrific outcome. “I feel ethically responsible to go back there and face this charge,” declared Blythe in a recent interview  with WTVR in his hometown of Richmond, V. “[The victim’s] family right now is in a lot of pain, and they deserve some answers. To lose a child is the worst possible thing a human can go through. I want my name cleared. I have to go around the world and tour, you know? That’s what I do. I’m not going to hide here. I’m an innocent man. I’m going to go to court and see what happens.” The controversial arrest of Randy Blythe stems from an incident in which a man died nearly a month after he sustained a head injury following an apparent stage fall while attending a Lamb of God concert in the Czech Republic in 2010. Video of the incident has been posted online, although there have been questions as to whether or not the man shown in the footage is in fact the deceased fan. Blythe spent five weeks in a Czech prison over the summer as several legal proceedings delayed his release on bail. Update: Lamb of God’s manager has issued a lengthy response to the news of Randy Blythe’s indictment. Click below to see his entire statement: [button href=”” title=”Lamb of God’s Manager Responds to Randy Blythe’s Indictment” align=”center”]

Unite the United Auction to Raise Funds for Late Suicide Silence Singer’s Daughter

Mary Ouellette, One of the more tragic deaths of the year occurred on Halloween night when  Suicide Silence vocalist Mitch Lucker perished in a motorcycle accident, leaving behind a wife and young daughter. The rock community has rallied around the Lucker family and the Unite the United charitable organization is the latest to help out. Unite the United was started by Warped and Mayhem Tour founders Kevin Lyman and John Reese, and they’ve decided to hold an auction with all the proceeds going to benefit young Kenadee Lucker, the singer’s daughter. Lyman and Reese said in a statement: We are all in shock about the sudden and tragic death of Mitch Lucker of Suicide Silence. Although the world and our lives will move on, he leaves behind a beautiful daughter, Kenadee, who will need the support that he promised her, and sadly will not be able to fulfill. With that said, we feel his music family from the Vans Warped Tour and Rockstar Mayhem Festival can step up to help in the best way we can and that is to dedicate our winter charity auction proceeds to a trust fund for her future education and care. Please show your support by checking our auction frequently for new items and bidding generously. Thank you. The Unite the United Mitch Lucker Memorial Fund auction will run from this Friday (Nov. 23) at 9AM PT through Monday, Dec. 3, at 3PM PT at this location . Some of the items on the auction block include: * a trip for two to London for the 2013 UK Vans Warped Tour. * a three-day, all-access ride-along on Kevin Lyman’s tour bus for the 2013 North American Warped Tour * one ESP LTD JH 600 guitar autographed by Slipknot * one ESP LTD TA Tom Araya bass guitar autographed by Slayer * a one of a kind drumhead hand-painted by Suicide Silence drummer Alex Lopez and autographed by the band * an autographed Mitch Lucker poster with the photo taken during the 2011 Rockstar Mayhem Festival. * Plus many autographed items from Slipknot, Slayer, Godsmack, Megadeth, Motorhead, Unearth, Machine Head, Trivium, As I Lay Dying, The Devil Wears Prada, Bring Me the Horizon and more. Fans can also donate directly to the Mitch Lucker Memorial Fund at the Suicide Silence website . [button href=”” title=”Next: Best Suicide Silence Songs” align=”center”]

Barack Obama Re-Elected President of U.S. – Rockers React via Twitter

Scott Olson, Getty Images Barack Obama has been re-elected President of the United States after defeating Republican candidate Mitt Romney in the national election on Tuesday, Nov. 6. The news of Obama’s victory has resonated loudly throughout the world, including the rock community. Rockers such as Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx and Tommy Lee, Disturbed singer David Draiman, the Offspring’s Noodles, Jane’s Addiction’s Dave Navarro, Ted Nugent, All That Remains singer Phil Labonte and more took to Twitter in the minutes and hours after the result was announced to express their thoughts about the election. See what they wrote in the Tweets below: YES!!!!!!!!!! — Dave Navarro (@DaveNavarro) November 7, 2012 4 more beers? -N — The Offspring (@offspring) November 7, 2012 Wise choice America! Proud!!!! — TOMMY LEE (@MrTommyLand) November 7, 2012 Whew, I’m really glad Rosanne Barr didn’t win tonight. — Nikki Sixx (@NikkiSixx) November 7, 2012 THANK…GOD…IT’S…FINALLY…OVER!!! CAN WE NOW GET BACK TO BUSINESS!?????? — DAVID DRAIMAN (@DAVIDMDRAIMAN) November 7, 2012 Goodluk America u just voted for economic & spiritual suicide. Soulless fools — Ted Nugent (@TedNugent) November 7, 2012 I guess the “entitled” 47% and those binders filled with women made their voices heard in yesterday’s US election. Congrats to the US. — Danko Jones (@dankojones) November 7, 2012 Secondly, I’m thankful that Romney didn’t win. Cause I can still hate everyone who gets paid by sucking the government tit! — Philip Labonte (@philthatremains) November 7, 2012

Buckcherry to Release New Album ‘Confessions’ in Early 2013

Century Media Records After signing with a new record label, Century Media,  Buckcherry have announced they will be releasing a new album. ‘Confessions’ is due in early 2013 via Century Media in the United States and Eleven Seven Music in the rest of the world. ‘Confessions’ is based on the seven deadly sins, and is part of a larger vision that includes a film written by frontman Josh Todd, who based the album’s lyrics on his childhood and transformation into adulthood. “The time has come to finally announce the release of our sixth LP, ‘Confessions,’” says Todd. “This is our coolest album yet and I think a lot of people will relate. If you love BC you are going to get a chance to be part of a great story – join the revolution and let’s rock!” “This is, by far, our most ambitious record,” says guitarist Keith Nelson. “We are very proud of the work we’ve done and we are looking forward to presenting it to our fans.” Buckcherry’s last album, 2010′s ‘All Night Long’ debuted at No. 10 on the Billboard 200 and spawned the singles ‘Dead,’ ‘It’s a Party’ and the title track. Their most successful album was 2006′s platinum selling ’15,’ which featured the major rock hit ‘Crazy Bitch’ and the cross-over smash ‘Sorry.’ Buckcherry will get back on the road soon, appearing in Japan later this month and doing a U.K. tour starting Nov. 20. They have a U.S. date scheduled on Dec. 28 in Mt. Pleasant,  Mich. [button href=”” title=”Next: Buckcherry Singer’s Wife on Hottest List” align=”center”]

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