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ROB ZOMBIE Says ‘Venomous Rat’ CD ‘Was Conceived As A Concept Album’

“Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor”, the eagerly awaited new album from ROB ZOMBIE, will be released on April 23 on Zodiac Swan/T-Boy/Ume. The CD was produced by Bob Marlette, who has previously worked with everyone from BLACK SABBATH and ALICE COOPER to WILSON PHILLIPS and LYNYRD SKYNYRD.

Asked what the story is behing the album’s title, Rob told Revolver magazine: “There’s no real story behind it. I just thought of it one day. With every album I’ve ever made, we’ll get it basically one hundred percent done and everyone will go, ‘OK, what’s the title?’ And I’m like, ‘I don’t know what the fuckin’ title is yet. It hasn’t hit me.’ And then one day I’ll just blurt out, ‘La Sexorcisto: Devil Music, Vol. 1!’ or ‘Hellbilly Deluxe!’ It’s the same with this one. I have it written down somewhere, but I don’t remember doing it.”

He added: “Truthfully, the whole record was conceived as a concept album. But I’m not really selling it that way. I was getting obsessed watching things like ‘Tommy’, ‘The Wall’, ‘Quadrophenia’, where you have a movie to go with the album and it’s a whole big concept. So I thought I’d write this album with that in mind: That maybe one day — it could be a year, it could be 10 years — I could turn the concept of this record into a movie. That being said, nothing about the concept of the record will make any sense to anyone until it’s a movie. The band doesn’t even know the storyline. No one does, except me. But I won’t discuss it because it’ll all make sense someday. Or it won’t. [laughs] lt doesn’t matter. The songs work fine even if you don’t know the concept.”

Regarding his decision to include a a heavy-duty cover of GRAND FUNK RAILROAD‘s “We’re An American Band” on “Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor”, Rob said: “I’ve never recorded a cover song as a solo artist, and I only recorded a few with WHITE ZOMBIE [KISS‘God Of Thunder’, BLACK SABBATH‘s ‘Children Of The Grave’ and KC AND THE SUNSHINE BAND‘s ‘I’m Your Boogie Man’]. But you always wanna add new songs into your live show, so [Zombie’s guitarist] John 5 and I would always sit in the back of the bus listening to stuff we could cover, but it was always like, ‘Nah, that one’s not right.’ Cover songs are tricky. You gotta find just the right one. ‘We’re An American Band’ hit us because it just felt so much like our life. We’re a quintessential American band — everything that’s right or wrong in Americana in one band. It wasn’t like we were trying to say anything deep or meaningful. [laughs] It was just like, ‘Yeah, we’re in a rock band. Fuck you — it’s awesome.'”

“Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor” track listing:

01. Teenage Nosferatu Pussy
02. Dead City Radio And The New Gods Of Supertown
03. Revelation Revolution
04. Theme For The Rat Vendor
05. Gong Gang Gong De Do Gong De Laga Raga
06. Rock And Roll (In A Black Hole)
07. Behold! The Pretty Filthy Creatures
08. White Trash Freaks
09. We’re An American Band (GRAND FUNK RAILROAD cover)
10. Lucifer Rising
11. The Girl Who Loved The Monsters
12. Trade In Your Guns For A Coffin

Zombie told The Pulse Of Radio what goals he set for himself in making the new album. “I wanted someone to hear it and go, ‘Wow, I haven’t heard that before,'” he said. “I wanted it to be just different. We really went out of our way with the sounds, so every song has a very different sound, a very different guitar sound, drum sound, just everything, where the sound, the actual sound becomes very important. You know, after all these years you want to still try to feel that you can break through new, creative areas in your own mind, and that’s really what we’re just trying to do, you know.”

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Reverse Grip to Support Lordi for European Tour

Canadian hard rocker’s REVERSE GRIP have been confirmed as the tour support for Finnish overlords of Metal “LORDI“. When they grace the stage’s over Europe in April 2013. The REVERSE GRIP Spring Tour announcement video teaser can be viewed below: http://youtu.be/cyuIuSxmjZs

REVERSE GRIP is a Super High Energy Hard Rock Band formed by Dru, Sean and Dylan Broda, three real Brothers from Toronto, Canada. Brothers, Dru Sean and Dylan Broda, along side Kramer White, pack a super hard hitting, High Energy brand of 80s influenced Hard Rock. With a live show that is sure to knock you on your ass and all the drive you’d imagine, REVERSE GRIP is on their way up!

REVERSE GRIP is: Dru Broda – Vocals, Sean Broda – Lead & Rhythm Guitars, Dylan Broda – Drums and Percussion, Kramer White – Bass Guitar & Ginger Hair

Lordi EU Tour – Tour Beast Or Not Tour Beast Tour 2013 with REVERSE GRIP

03.04.2013 D – Hamburg, Markhalle
04.04.2013 D – Geiselwind, Eventhalle
05.04.2013 D – Memmingen, Kaminwerk
06.04.2013 D – Offenbach-Bieber, TV Turnhalle Bieber
07.04.2013 D – Mannheim, Alte Seilerei
09.04.2013 F – Savigny-Le-Temple, L’Émpreinte
11.04.2013 D – Köln, Essigfabrik
12.04.2013 D – Burglengenfeld, VAZ
13.04.2013 D – Leipzig, Hellraiser
14.04.2013 D – Berlin, K 17
16.04.2013 CH – Pratteln, Z 7
18.04.2013 ITA – Bologna, ZR Club
19.04.2013 ITA – Rome, Orion Club
20.04.2013 ITA – Treviso, New Age Club
21.04.2013 ITA – Milan, Alcatraz
23.04.2013 ES – Valencia, Alzire
25.04.2013 ES – Madrid, Penelope
26.04.2013 ES – Pamplona, Sala Tottem
27.04.2013 ES – Barcelona, Razzmatazz 2
28.04.2013 ES – Burgos, Sala Hangar
30.04.2013 BEL – Antwerpen, Trix
01.05.2013 NED – Uden, De Pul

Full tour details are available at  www.lordi.fi/tour/tour-2013

REVERSE GRIP is dedicated and has a do-or-die attitude when it comes to music and life (which are the same thing if you ask them.). Whether you call it Hard Rock, Sleaze, Metal or just plain old Rock N’ Roll. The boys from REVERSE GRIP have a tight GRIP on their dreams and wont let go! Sometimes you have to go back to go forward, so. STICK IT IN REVERSE!!

REVERSE GRIP World Tour 2013

Mar 16th @ The RockPile, Etobicoke, ON, Canada, w/ Gilby Clarke (GNR)
May 31st @ The Bar Fly, Campo Grande, Brazil
Jun 01st @ Sleazy Zone Party, Porto Alegre, Brazil
Jul 05th @ The Garage Deluxe, Munich, Germany
Jul 12th @ Rude Boy Club, Bielsko Biala, Poland
Jul 13th @ Trinec Festival, Trinec, Czech Republic

More show dates for Brazil, Europe, Australia and Japan in 2013 to be added soon.

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Source: http://www.rockngrowl.com/reverse-grip-eu-support-act-for-lordi

KAMELOT Announce European Tour Dates

KAMELOT have announced the following European tour dates for November in support of their latest disc, Silverthorn:

November
3 – Cologne, Germany – Essigfabrik
6 – Tampere, Finland – Pakkahuone
7 – Helsinki, Finland – Nosturi
8 – Stockholm, Sweden – Klubben
9 – Oslo, Norway – Rockefeller
11 – Hamburg, Germany – Knust
12 – Bochum, Germany – Matrix
13 – Genk, Belgium – Rondpunt
15 – Tilburg, Netherlands – O13
16 – Lausanne, Switzerland – Les Docks
17 – Pratteln, Switzerland – Z7
18 – Frankfurt, Germany – Batschkapp
19 – Munich, Germany – Backstage Halle
21 – Trieste, Italy – Teatro Miela
22 – Bratislava, Slovakia – Majestic
23 – Zlin, Czech Republic – Winter Masters of Rock Festival

Kamleot will also be touring North America this fall in support of Silverthorn. DELAIN and EKLIPSE will be opening all shows.

“We are really looking forward to getting back on the road for our headline shows in the US and Canada, along with great support acts Delain and Eklipse, this tour will be something very special,” adds Kamelot’s Thomas Youngblood.

On a recent Kamelot European Tour, Delain proved to be a great addition as special guests, Delain’s Charlotte Wessels added: “It has been way too long since our last tour with our friends in Kamelot! We’re hugely looking forward to joining them on tour this fall, and we’re hugely looking forward to meeting YOU on the road rocking the US!”

In addition to Delain comes the German quartet Eklipse, whose unique style and musical approach rounds out a very diverse and stunning line-up.

For fans hoping to get a little more involved, the band will be offering up VIP packages at several of the tour stops. The VIP experience includes early entry to the show, a meet and greet with the band and an autographed commemorative poster.

Kamelot North American headline tour with Delain and Eklipse:

September
2 – Columbus, OH – Al Rosa Villa
3 – Baltimore, MD – 2 Soundstage
5 – Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero
6 – New York, NY – Stage 48
7 – Worcester, MA – Palladium
8 – Montreal, PQ – Club Soda
10 – Toronto, ON – Opera House
12 – Chicago, IL – Mojoe’s
13 – Kansas City, KS – Granada Theater
14 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
15 – Salt Lake City, UT – In the Venue
17 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
18 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
20 – San Francisco, CA – Slims
21 – Anaheim, CA – The Grove
22 – Phoenix, AZ – Joe’s Grotto
24 – Dallas, TX – Trees
25 – San Antonio, TX – Backstage Live
27 – Louisville, KY – Diamonds
28 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
29 – Orlando, FL – House of Blues

STRATOVARIUS Releases Video For “Halcyon Days” European Tour Underway

Melodic metal legends STRATOVARIUS are pleased to unleash their “Halcyon Days” video from the band’s latest full-length, Nemesis. Hailed by the media as, “the best STRATOVARIUS album since many, many years,” by Metal Hammer Germany, “a collection of the band’s greatest hits that you never heard until now,” be Metal Underground (US) and, “the strongest STRATOVARIUS album since the beginning of the century,” by KaaosZine in Finland, STRATOVARIUS lives up to their reputation as one of the leading names of the metal genre once again exceeding fans’ and critics’ expectations and charting in ten countries thus far: Finland: # 3Czech Republic # 12Switzerland # 30Spain # 32Germany # 41France: # 56Sweden # 56Austria: # 62Belgium # 103 and Canada: # 126.

Coinciding with the band’s European tour, set to commence in Helsinki, Finland tonight [see itinerary here], the band today proudly reveals the video for their second single. The footage for “Halcyon Days” was shot in Lithuania by Pekka Hara, and perfectly captures the song’s theme of finding one’s peace of mind.

The band further notes: “It was a really nice experience working with Pekka and his team, and Lithuania was a pleasant surprise, very friendly people there and everything worked out great. This video sets the mood of the song perfectly. And the fact is: A band is nothing without the fans.”

Prior to the video shoot, the band had launched a fan competition asking their supporters to send a picture of their most prized STRATOVARIUS item. Over 100 items were sent, of which the band handpicked the 10 most original objects, which are now featured in the video. Over the course of the next weeks,STRATOVARIUS will also launch a special fan item version of the video on their official Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/stratovarius.

To watch the video for “Halcyon Days,” point your browser to THIS LOCATION.

Nemesis was produced and mixed by guitarist Matias Kupiainen, mastered by Mika Jussila (Finnvox Studios) and released in North America via earMUSIC in conjunction with Armoury Records on February 26, 2013.

“… Nemesis is pure epic! It is grandiose, majestic, melodic yet heavy when it needs to be. It’s an unexpected return to form for STRATOVARIUS. It’s what power metal should sound like, period! It is without the shadow of a doubt STRATOVARIUS‘ best album in ages… Album of the year award? You betchya! If you are a fan of this band, you can’t afford to miss this incredible album.” — Metal Reviews

“This is more than music, it’s a masterpiece, and should go down in the book of heavy metal as one of the best heavy metal albums of all time…”– Metalholic

Nemesis finds the band recapturing the magic of their glory days. Most importantly, the songwriting is excellent as the band seems determined to capture memorable songs that sit alongside the best of their catalog.” –- About.com

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U.D.O.: ‘Steelhammer’ Track Listing Revealed

U.D.O. — the German metal band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider — will release its new album, “Steelhammer”, on May 24 via AFM Records. The CD was produced by Dirkschneider and Fitty Wienhold.

“Steelhammer” track listings:

Standard CD

01. Steelhammer
02. A Cry Of A Nation
03. Metal Machine
04. Basta Ya
05. Heavy Rain
06. Devil’s Bite
07. Death Ride
08. King Of Mean
09. Time Keeper
10. Never Cross My Way
11. Take My Medicine
12. Stay True
13. When Love Becomes A Lie
14. Book Of Faith

Digipack

01. Steelhammer
02. A Cry Of A Nation
03. Metal Machine
04. Basta Ya
05. Heavy Rain
06. Devil’s Bite
07. Death Ride
08. King Of Mean
09. Time Keeper
10. Never Cross My Way
11. Take My Medicine
12. Shadows Come Alive (bonus track)
13. Stay True Stay You
14. When Love Becomes A Lie
15. Book Of Faith

Japanese version

01. Steelhammer
02. A Cry Of A Nation
03. Metal Machine
04. Basta Ya
05. Heavy Rain
06. Devil’s Bite
07. Death Ride
08. King Of Mean
09. Time Keeper
10. Never Cross My Way
11. Take My Medicine
12. Stay True Stay You
13. When Love Becomes A Lie
14. Book Of Faith
15. Dust And Rust (bonus track)

Guitarist Igor Gianola recently left U.D.O. and was replaced by Finnish axeman Kasperi Heikkinen.

U.D.O. last year announced the addition of guitarist Andrey Smirnov to the group’s ranks. He replaced Stefan Kaufmann, who left the group for health reasons.

Stefan will continue to work with U.D.O. behind the scenes and produce other bands at his Roxx studio.

Kaufmann was the drummer for ACCEPT on nine albums but was forced to give up drumming towards the end of the band’s initial run due to health problems.

Stefan joined U.D.O. as a guitar player in 1996, following ACCEPT‘s second breakup, and has recorded nine albums with them.

“Live In Sofia”, the new DVD+CD and Blu-ray+CD from U.D.O., entered the Music DVD chart in Finland at position No. 1 and in Germany at No. 4.

“Live In Sofia” contains footage of U.D.O.‘s November 16, 2011 concert at Hristo Botev Hall in Sofia, Bulgaria.

U.D.O. ‘s latest album, “Rev-Raptor”, was released on May 20, 2011 via AFM Records.