Ozzy Osbourne guitarist and Firewind frontman Gus G. has announced his debut solo album ‘I Am The Fire’ is set for a March 18th release in North America. The album will be released internationally on Century Media Records, and will come out March 17th in Europe.
The music video for the LP’s first single ‘My Will Be Done’. featuring Mats Levén, can be viewed below.
Gus G. remarked about the song and album: “I hope you all enjoy the first taste of things to come. ‘My Will Be Done’ is a cool rock track with a modern edge to it… Looking back, I can’t believe all the great musicians that got on board for this album. Everybody brought in their unmistakable style and talent and they really lifted the songs! Check it out and enjoy the music!”
Prawn are set to begin recording a new full-length with Greg Dunn of Moving Mountains this Saturday (January 18), with plans to release the project in late spring/early summer.
The follow up to 2012’s ‘Ships’, the new album will be recorded at AudioPilot Studios in Boonton, New Jersey, and will be preceded by a split with Rockford, IL’s Joie De Vivre, out on February 11th via Count Your Lucky Stars/Topshelf Records. The Ridgewood, NJ post rock outfit also released a 4-way split with Frameworks, Kittyhawk and Droughts last November on Fair Weather Records.
Prawn is touring with labelmates You Blew It! and Special Explosion this winter.
with You Blew It!
Feb. 4 – Annadale On Hudson NY at Bard College
Feb. 5 – Purchase, NY at SUNY Purchase
Feb. 6 – New Britain, CT at Pulaski Club Downstairs
Feb. 7 – Cambridge, MA at Cambridge Elks Lodge w/ Crying
Feb. 8 – Brooklyn, NY at Shea Stadium w/ Crying
Feb. 9 – Philadelphia, PA at The Fire w/ Crying
with Special Explosion
Mar. 3 – College Park, MD at Hostage House
Mar. 4 – Richmond, VA at Gallery 5
Mar. 5 – Chapel Hill, NC at Chapel Hill Underground
Mar. 6 – Atlanta, GA at Wonderroot
Scorpions are out with the live performance video for ‘Holiday’, which was recorded during the German rock band’s stripped-down concerts that became their forthcoming CD/DVD and Blu-Ray release, ‘MTV Unplugged’, but does not appear on any configuration of the releases. ‘MTV Unplugged’ is due out in North America on January 21st and features new acoustic versions of their best-loved classic hits, as well as five brand new songs. ‘MTV Unplugged’ will be available in North America as a deluxe CD + DVD package and as a Blu-Ray, and is being released in 50 countries. Watch it below the cut. (more…)
Cut Teeth will begin recording their full-length follow up to last summer’s ‘Televandalism’ EP with Pete Grossman at Bricktop Studio on January 18th, where the Chicago, Illinois indie punk rock band will be tracking bass and drums. Band members Dan Yingling, Kyle Johns, Matt Jordan, Dustin Currier will record everything else with drummer/engineer Jordan’s studio in Crystal Lake, Illinois in the following weeks. The album is expected to be released in spring/early summer via Topshelf Records.
Eskimo Callboy are out with the music video to their new single ‘We Are The Mess’, the title track off the German metalcore band’s second album, out January 10th on Redfield Records. Eskimo Callboy are Sebastian “Sushi” Biesler”, Kevin Ratajczak, Daniel Haniß, Pascal Schillo, Daniel Klossek and David Friedrich, Watch it via YouTube below.
Kill Devil Hill have signed on with Century Media Records in a multi-album deal for North America. The band are set to release their second album this fall on their new home.
“It’s a real pleasure being on a label that feels like home!” Rex Brown said after signing to Century Media. “Since day one with Century Media, it’s been great knowing that they have the same mutual beliefs and goals that we do – to keep hard rock and metal alive and kicking, and to bring our music to as many fans as we can! These guys have the best track record around when it comes to hard rock and metal music, and it’s great to know that we’re on the same page and striving for the same things!”
Kill Devil Hill features Pantera bassist Rex Brown, former DIO, Black Sabbath and Heaven and Hell drummer Vinny Appice, ex-Pissing Razors singer Dewey Bragg and session/touring guitarist Mark Zavon. Kill Devil Hill will be touring this fall to preview their new studio release.
The Strokes’ guitarist Albert Hammond, Jr. will release his latest album ‘AHJ’ on October 8th via Julian Casablancas’ Cult Records. The EP follows Hammond’s previous solo efforts, 2006’s ‘Yours to Keep’, and 2008’s ‘¿Cómo Te Llama?’. Of the new EP’s relationship with his earlier releases, Hammond said, “It’s a combination of both previous recordings, which in turn makes it feel like it’s the best material that I’ve made so far.”
‘AHJ’ was produced, engineered and mixed by Grammy-winning producer Gus Oberg and recorded at Hammond’s two studios, Broome Street in Manhattan and One Way Studios in upstate New York. Of working with Oberg, Hammond stated, “I’ve been working with him since my first solo project, after we met and became best friends. We get along and we understand each other musically, so everything just flows.” Hammond played all of the instruments on the EP himself, excluding drums on several tracks, which were played by longtime collaborator Matthew Frank Romano.
Commenting on his inspirations for ‘AHJ’, Hammond said, “Once you play music for a living, you’re always thinking about stuff. Conversations with friends and things you hear in movies – things come up and become lyrics. Hearing other people’s songs becomes like competition – you hear something and mentally you want to beat it. Life in general is pretty inspiring.”
1. Cooker Ship
2. Strange Tidings
3. Carnal Cruise
4. Rude Customer
5. St. Justice
The Illumination (ex-From Atlantis) announced that their debut full length album ‘Departures’ will be hitting stores October 1st on InVogue Records. The album’s first single ‘Separations’ is available now on iTunes and all other digital outlets. The Rhode Island band are Michael Florio (vocals), Rod Pires (guitar/vocals), Steve Almon (guitar), Rob Lundy (bass) and Thomas Crosby (drums).
Check out a stream of the new single via Youtube below.
After performing ‘Still Into You’ on the Teen Choice Awards and taking home the award for ‘Choice Rock Group’, Paramore recently performed the single again on ‘Conan’ as part of the TBS show’s Summer Music Series. Watch it via YouTube below.
After finishing up a summer long stint on the Vans Warped Tour, New Jersey pop punks Man Overboard have revealed plans for a fall tour as direct support for Mayday Parade on the 4th annual Glamour Kills Tour, featuring additional support from Cartel and Stages and Stereos. Check out the tour dates below.
Glamour Kills Tour Dates
Oct 11 – Jacksonville, FL at Freebird
Oct 12 – Atlanta, GA at Masquerade
Oct 13 – Nashville, TN at Rocketown
Oct 15 – Charlotte, NC at Amos Southend
Oct 16 – Norfolk, VA at The Norva
Oct 17 – New York City, NY at Best Buy Theatre
Oct 18 – Philadelphia, PA at The Electric Ballroom
Oct 19 – Sayreville, NJ at Starland Ballroom
Oct 20 – Baltimore, MD at Baltimore Soundstage
Oct 22 – Hartford, CT at Webster Theatre
Oct 23 – Boston, MA at House of Blues
Oct 24 – Syracuse, NY at Lost Horizon
Oct 26 – Grand Rapids, MI at The Intersection
Oct 27 – Detroit, MI at St. Andrews Hall
Oct 29 – Cincinnati, OH at Bogarts
Oct 30 – Cleveland, OH at House of Blues
Oct 31 – Chicago, IL at House of Blues
Nov 1 – Milwaukee, WI at The Rave
Nov 2 – Minneapolis, MN at Mill City Nights
Nov 4 – Denver, CO at The Summit
Nov 5 – Salt Lake City, UT at In The Venue
Nov 7 – Seattle, WA at El Corazon
Nov 8 – Vancouver, BC at The Rio
Nov 9 – Portland OR at Wonder Ballroom
Nov 11 – San Francisco, CA at Slims
Nov 12 – Sacramento, CA at Ace of Spades
Nov 13 – Los Angeles, CA at House of Blues
Nov 14 – Anaheim, CA at House of Blues
Nov 15 – San Diego, CA at House of Blues
Nov 16 – Las Vegas, NV at Hard Rock on the Strip
Nov 17 – Phoenix, AZ at The Marquee
Nov 19 – Dallas, TX at House of Blues
Nov 20 – Houston, TX at House of Blues
Nov 21 – San Antonio, TX at Backstage Live