Ozzfest Meets Knotfest 2016 Names Rock N Roll Industries Magazine Official On-Site Magazine/Program Guide
(July 25th, 2016 – Los Angeles, CA) – Rock N Roll Industries Magazine has been named the official on site magazine and program guide for this year’s Ozzfest Meets Knotfest. With the magazine growing steadily, this is sure to be one of the most fun and content oriented issues ever. The magazine will be distributed for free at the show upon entrance and at kiosks placed around the venue. Expect exclusive content from the labels, band interviews, site maps, and editorials featuring all the bands playing the two day event. “We have been supporters and have known of the magazine for some time and we are happy to have them involved” says John Fenton (Ozzfest).
Hot off of a successful Spring tour including headlining dates and support dates with Otep, Lacey Sturm, Hellyeah, Escape the Fate and more, Doll Skin will once again hit the road for a handful of headlining dates, and will be joining OTEP for the “Equal Rights, Equal Lefts” Tour. Dates start July 21st in Sonora, Ca at the Gypsy Shack and will continue through August 29th where the will end the tour in Santa Ana, Ca at the Observatory.
Please get in touch if you would like to go to a show or if you are interested in an interview.
Since forming in Phoenix in 2013, DOLL SKIN, Vocalist Sydney Dolezal, Guitarist Alex Snowden, Bassist Nicole Rich, and Drummer Meghan Herring,have taken the World by storm, playing shows and touring with Social Distortion, Slunt, DRI, Metal Allegiance, HELLYEAH, Shiprocked 2016, and many more, with a Global press blitz, and adds and spins on hundreds of radio stations, including almost weekly spins since 2015 on the uber-influential LA station KROQ, where they have become a favorite of legendary DJ Rodney Bingenheimer, with 3 different singles in rotation on his Rodney on the Roq.
On April 15th, the band released IN YOUR FACE (Again), via EMP Label Group/eOne Distribution, a full length version of their 2015 digital EP IN YOUR FACE, produced by Megadeth bassist David Ellefson.
The extended 9 track retail version features new tracks including “Furious Fixation”, mixed by Richard Easterling (American Head Charge, Fuel), and a “Punk’D” demo version of their first single “Family of Strangers.”
“It’s a rocking kick in the face that you don’t want to miss. We’ve got some fun new surprises on it and it’ll leave you wanting more” says Doll Skin bassist Nicole Rich.
The video for latest single “Let’s Be Honest” premiered exclusively via REVOLVER MAGAZINE earlier this month and can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMs5qZRlyHM
07/21 Sonora, CA- The Gypsy Shack *
07/23 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
07/24 Spokane, WA – The Pin
07/25 Seattle, WA – Studio 7 Seattle, wa
07/27 Colorado Springs – Sunshine Studios *
07/28 Huthinson, KS – The Rusty Needle *
07/29 Algona, IA – The Afterlife *
07/30 Royalton, MN – Halfway Jam Festival *
07/31 Stevens Point, WI Live on Main with Bobaflex *
08/01 Rockford, IL TBA
08/02 Dubuque, IA – The Venue *
08/03 Madison, WI – Wisconsin Red Zone
08/05 Dayton, OH – Oddbody’s
08/06 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance Theater
08/07 Northampton, PA – The Gin Mill
08/08 Boonsboro, MD – Boonsboro Event Center
08/09 Amityville, NY – Revolution Bar & Music Hall
08/10 Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
08/11 Providence, RI – Fete Ballroom
08/12 Richmond, VA – Canal Club
08/14 Johnson City, TN – Capone’s
08/15 Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre
08/16 Spartanburg, SC Ground Zero
08/17 Macon, GA – Cox Capital Theater
08/18 Lake Park, FL – The Kelsey Theater
08/19 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum Theater
08/20 Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall
08/22 McAllen, TX – Sophie’s
08/23 Dallas, TX – Trees
08/24 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
08/26 Farmington, NM – Top Deck
08/27 Tucson, AZ – Club X
08/28 Kingsburg, CA – Bullfrogs
08/29 Santa Ana, CA – Observatory
* Headlining Show Dates w/o OTEP
The record is available for purchase at:
Barnes & Noble
HATEBREED are pleased to announce a second assault on North America this fall, once again with their friends in DEVILDRIVER and DEVIL YOU KNOW. Today the band also released a music video for the song “Something’s Off”, which comes from their recent Billboard charting release The Concrete Confessional. Check out the clip directed by David Broadsky here.
“Here we go again,” comments vocalist Jamey Jasta. “If we’re bringing the mosh to your city, we wanna see you in the pit! Thank you to everyone who made the first leg of the tour a massive success. We’re grateful to be headed back out to play a bunch of great places we haven’t been to in awhile! See you this fall”
VIP pre on-sale tickets will be available starting Friday, July 22 at www.hatebreedvip.com. Tickets go on sale through all other outlets on Friday, July 29 at 10 am local time.
HATEBREED, DEVILDRIVER, DEVIL YOU KNOW
Fri/Sep-23 Tucson, AZ – Club X’s
Sat/Sep-24 San Bernardino, CA – “Ozzfest”
Mon/Sep-26 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
Tue/Sep-27 Portland, OR – Dante’s
Wed/Sep-28 Vancouver, BC – Venue Nightclub
Fri/Sep-30 Calgary, AB – The Gateway
Sat/Oct-01 Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
Sun/Oct-02 Saskatoon, SK – Saskatoon Event Centre
Mon/Oct-03 Winnipeg, MB – Pyramid Cabaret
Wed/Oct-05 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
Thu/Oct-06 Green Bay, WI – The Sandlot Entertainment Complex
Fri/Oct-07 Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights
Sat/Oct-08 Sauget, IL – Pop’s Nightclub
Sun/Oct-09 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
Tue/Oct-11 Buffalo, NY – The Town Ballroom
Wed/Oct-12 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
Thu/Oct-13 Peoria, IL – Limelight
Mon/Oct-17 Knoxville, TN – The International
Tue/Oct-18 Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
Wed/Oct-19 Birmingham, AL – Iron City
Thu/Oct-20 Baton Rouge, LA – Varsity Theatre
Fri/Oct-21 Dallas, TX – “So What?! Festival”
Sat/Oct-22 Austin, TX – “Texas Revolution Fest”
Mon/Oct-24 St. Petersburg, FL – State Theatre
Tue/Oct-25 Jacksonville, FL – Mavericks
Wed/Oct-26 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
Thu/Oct-27 Reading, PA – Reverb
Fri/Oct-28 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
The Concrete Confessional was released on May 13. It is the Grammy-nominated band’s seventh studio album and the band’s career-highest-debuting disc, entering Billboard’s Top Current Albums chart at #13. The album was produced and mastered by longtime collaborator Zeuss (ROB ZOMBIE, SUICIDE SILENCE, WHITECHAPEL) and mixed by Josh Wilbur (LAMB OF GOD, MEGADETH). Artwork was created by Marcelo Vasco (SLAYER).
More on The Concrete Confessional:
“Looking Down The Barrel Of Today” music video https://youtu.be/eGOr91Wx4DM
“A.D.” lyric video https://youtu.be/qCgozwhkV-g
Order your copy of The Concrete Confessional:
Nuclear Blast http://nblast.de/HatebreedTCCNB
Visit www.HatebreedStore.com for official merchandise.
New Orleans’ road warriors GOATWHORE will return to the US tour circuit this Fall on a short run of live abrasions prior to and following their Ozzfest appearance in San Bernardino, California on September 24th. The trek will commence on September 16th and rupture fifteen stages through October 1st. Support will be provided by The Blood Royale on select dates. GOATWHORE’s latest US journey will follow a two-week stretch of European onstage debauchery set to kick off next month.
Comments GOATWHORE frontman Ben Falgoust, “We have been associated with Ozzfest in the past and are grateful to be playing it this year, but being part of Black Sabbath’s final West Coast show is another legendary experience to be affiliated with and be able to witness first hand, taking in every element of a band that has been a great influence on all levels in the metal world. Also, Ozzfest has given opportunities to countless freshly-emerging metal acts to forge new paths and give people new levels of extreme music to connect with and hear… that doesn’t exclude this year. Tons of acts that have been pretty damn strong in the underground metal community will be making their first appearances at Ozzfest Meets Knotfest, as well as repeat acts that have been a part of it in the past. So, when you come to see Black Sabbath out West for their last time, come early and be a part of the future of metal, as well as it’s legendary past.”
Adds drummer Zack Simmons, “We are very honored to be a part of Black Sabbath’s last ever California performance and Ozzfest’s 20th Anniversary. It’ll be a ripping day of heavy metal and a bittersweet farewell to the godfathers of the genre.”
8/06/2016 Garage – Saarbrücken, DE
8/07/2016 Sylak Fest – Saint-Maurice-de-Gourdans, FR
8/08/2016 Dynamo – Zürich, CH
8/09/2016 Rockhouse – Salzburg, AT
8/10/2016 Brutal Assault – Jaromer, CZ
8/11/2016 Alte Zuckerfabrik – Rostock, DE
8/12/2016 Party San – Schlotheim, DE
8/13/2016 Ieper Fest – Ieper, BE
8/14/2016 Bloodstock – Walton On Trent, GB
8/15/2016 Tower – Bremen, DE
8/16/2016 Beta – Copenhagen, DK
8/17/2016 Lido – Berlin, DE
8/20/2016 Motocultor Saint – Nolff, FR
w/ The Blood Royale:
9/16/2016 The District – Lafayette, LA *
9/17/2016 Texas Rose Saloon – Beaumont, TX
9/18/2016 Grizzly Hall – Austin, TX
9/19/2016 Korova Basement – San Antonio, TX
9/20/2016 Mesa Music Hall – El Paso, TX
9/21/2016 Flycatcher – Tucson, AZ
9/22/2016 Dive Bar – Las Vegas, NV
9/23/2016 The Merrow – San Diego, CA *
9/24/2016 Ozzfest – San Bernardino, CA *
9/25/2016 Golden Bull – Oakland, CA
9/26/2016 Rojo’s – South Lake Tahoe, CA
9/28/2016 Lion’s Lair – Denver, CO
9/29/2016 Launchpad – Albuquerque. NM
9/30/2016 Reno’s Chop Shop – Dallas, TX
10/01/2016 Luna Live – Lake Charles, LA *
* No The Blood Royale
GOATWHORE released their unanimously-revered Constricting Rage Of The Merciless full-length via Metal Blade in 2014. Crowned a, “blasphemous blast,” by Decibel Magazine and commended for channeling, “every evil impulse of its blackened death thrash,” into the record by The Austin Chronicle, Constricting Rage Of The Merciless debuted at #81 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart, crushing their last entry position of #171 with Blood For The Master. Constricting… also hit the #21 spot on Billboard’s Rock chart, #7 on the Hard Rock chart, #13 on the Independent chart and, boasting ten mutinous tracks of thick, predatory, subterranean metal, continues to reap the exaltation of fans and critics globally. Purchase your copy today at metalblade.com/goatwhore where you’ll also find a host of videos, including a special edition of “FBS,” compiled from fan-filmed footage from around the globe.
(Toronto, ON) – One of the most highly anticipated tours of 2016 made a stop in Toronto recently. Guns N’ Roses brought their Not In This Lifetime tour to the Rogers Center, packing the venue with approximately 60000 fans. People from near and far trekked out to witness the only Canadian date from this tour, and they certainly walked away with their moneys worth.
The crowd was comprised of a vast age demographic. Not just the fans from the mid 80s, but also a lot of younger fans as well. They could be seen singing every word to each song. It recanted my idea as being the best years of music.
Missing from the original line up was guitarist Izzy Stradin and drummer Steven Adler. Substituting on guitar was Richard Fortus, while drummer Frank Ferrar stepped in on the back beat side of things. Additionally blue haired keyboardist Melissa Reece joined the mix.
Slash literally looked like he was plucked from the 80s, looking exactly the same without compromise.
I had not looked at any youtube videos in advance of the show. I wanted to get a fresh perspective of how they would sound and make my own judgement based on their performance. The two major stand out points for me personally was how tight they were as a band. It really impressed me how they sounded album quality. The next thing that completely blew me away was Axls vocal performance. Frankly I was shocked by it. He hit all the same high notes as he had in the 80s. No pitch problems or weakness. Unlike all the drama normally associated with Axl, it was all smooth sailing the entire show.
Their set was one of the longest I have yet to see, lasting a whopping 2 hours and 40 minutes. Yes ticket prices were a bit pricy, but they performed all their greatest hits and then some paying homage with some covers of The Who and Rolling Stones. It was worth every penny to the fans in attendance. At some points the crowd signing nearly overshadowed Axls vocals. A great example was during “Live and Let Die”. The stadium just bursted with the crowd singing. Even Axl could be seen with a smile on his face during these moments.
Axl didn’t do a lot of talking between songs. Just let the music speak for itself. He did the usual intro of the band and talked a bit about being detained for having a firearm on their tour bus. But besides that it was all business. He did engage the audience for a sing along during “Knocking On Heavens Door”.
I would easily say out of all the shows I have covered this year, the Not in This Lifetime tour was bar none top of my list. A show that was super tight and very well performed. If you have the opportunity to see them live, I would highly recommend it. You will not be disappointed!
It’s So Easy
Welcome to the Jungle
Double Talkin’ Jive
Live and Let Die
You Could Be Mine
You Can’t Put Your Arms Around A Memory/Attitude
This I Love
Band intros into Slash solo – Speak Softly Love (Love Theme From The Godfather)
Sweet Child O’ Mine
Out Ta Get Me
Jam (Wish You Were Here/Layla)
Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door
By: Sue Sadzak
Photos by: Katarina Benzova
DIRK VERBEUREN NAMED AS FULL-TIME DRUMMER FOR MEGADETH
MEGADETH’S DYSTOPIA WORLD TOUR ROLLS ON
WITH UPCOMING DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY
LOS ANGELES, CA – MEGADETH are happy to announce the addition of Dirk Verbeuren as the band’s new drummer. Verbeuren, formerly of Swedish metal band Soilwork, has been performing with the band for months, his first show was Rock on The Range festival in May, to a crowd of 40,000 concertgoers.
Most recently, Lamb Of God drummer Chris Adler had performed all the drums on the band’s latest album, Dystopia, and had toured with MEGADETH when not otherwise busy with his band.
Said bandleader Dave Mustaine: “Chris Adler’s contributions are sure to be felt for years to come. Megadeth has been revitalized by Chris’ playing, as well as his excellent suggestion of Dirk Verbeuren to drum with us. Tremendous thanks to Chris, and a big welcome to Dirk.”
New drummer Verbeuren had this to say: “Dave, David and Kiko, I’m thankful for your warm welcome and thrilled at the opportunity to perform and create badass music with you guys. Chris Adler, thank you for introducing me to Megadeth – and for your encouragement and support.”
Said Adler: “It has been an honor and a pleasure to join my favorite band of all time, and to be a part of their return to the top. I had an amazing time with everyone involved, from the writing, arranging and recording, to the touring and friendships built along the way. There was no argument or drama, no hidden story. Megadeth needs and deserves a full time drummer, and as much as I’d like to be, I can’t be in two places at once. For my part, I am very lucky to be a part of Lamb of God, and to also have gotten a chance to dance with my heroes at the ball. I still can’t believe it sometimes when I think of myself as a kid, opening up my Megadeth albums…and now I’m an alumni! I’m very proud of that – and I will continue to be their biggest fan.”
The global Dystopia tour, which is currently in full swing, will have visited five continents by the end of 2016. Current tour dates are included below, with full information available at www.megadeth.com/tour.
Dystopia originally debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, No. 1 album on the Hard Music and Top Rock charts. and No. 2 on the Top Album Sales chart. Globally, Dystopia also achieved top 10 debuts in Canada (No. 2), Japan (No. 2 international chart), Finland (No. 3), Mexico (No. 4), Czech Republic (No. 5), Australia (No. 6), New Zealand (No. 6), Switzerland (No. 7), Poland (No. 8) and Germany (No. 10), which along with Belgium, Ireland and Spain contributed to achieve MEGADETH’s highest ever chart positions in their thirty year history in a total of 10 countries around the world. Other countries with significant sales or chart debuts included UK, Norway, Sweden, Italy, Netherlands, and France. A truly worldwide success. Heralded by fans and critics alike as ranking among MEGADETH’s strongest albums ever, Dystopia had already outsold the entire sales history of the band’s previous album – in only it’s first two weeks of release.
Go to www.megadeth.com/tour for ticketing info and up-to-date information.
MEGADETH DYSTOPIA WORLD TOUR 2016:
Jul 15 Rockmaraton Festival Dunaujvaros, Hungary
Jul 16 Harley Festival @ Tatran Handball Presov, Slovakia
Jul 17 Masters Of Rock @ Distillery R Jelinek Vizovicev, Czech Republic
Jul 30 Teleferico Quito, Ecuador
Aug 02 Teatro Caupolicán Santiago, Chile
Aug 04 Estadio Ruca Che Neuquen, Argentina
Aug 05 Estadio Ruca Che Neuquen, Argentina
Aug 07 Espaço das Américas Sao Paulo, Brazil
Aug 09 Expominas Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Aug 12 Net Live Brasília Brasilia, Brazil
Aug 13 Siará Hall Fortaleza, Brazil
Aug 16 Pepsi on Stage Porto Alegre, Brazil
Aug 18 Spazio Van Curitiba, Brazil
Aug 20 Jockey Club Asuncion, Paraguay
Aug 22 Luna Park Buenos Aires, Argentina
Aug 23 Luna Park Buenos Aires, Argentina
Aug 26 Estadio Jorge “El Magico” Gonzales San Salvador, El Salvador
Aug 29 Pepsi Center Mexico City, Mexico
Sep 01 Plaza de Toros Santa Maria Santiago de Queretaro, Mexico
Sep 03 Mexico Metal Fest Monterrey, Mexico
Sep 24 Ozzfest Meets Knotfest @San Manuel Amp. San Bernardino, CA U.S.A.
MEGADETH burst onto the scene thirty years ago, virtually inventing a genre with their debut album Killing Is My Business… And Business Is Good! (recently recognized by VH1 as the Greatest Thrash Metal Debut Album of All Time) sold more than 38 million albums worldwide, earning numerous accolades including 11 Grammy® nominations, scoring five consecutive platinum albums—including 1992’s two-million-selling Countdown to Extinction.
SLAYER, the uncompromising super-heroes of thrash metal, is set to do a takeover of San Diego Comic-Con International (SDCC). The occupation will begin on Thursday, July 21 with a special live performance at the intimate-capacity House of Blues. Show is sold out but Nuclear Blast will give away a handful of tickets. Stay tuned to SLAYER’s and Nuclear Blast social media for more details!
“While Comic-Con has not focused on music, it is clearly a valued art form that oftentimes evokes emotional reactions and can transcend age and time. Slayer, the Grammy Award winning band, joins the list of past musical artists who make their way to Comic-Con to meet fans and delve into other forms of popular art proving that Comic-Con really is the diverse gathering place for pop culture and its fans.”
– David Glanzer Chief Communications and Strategy Officer, Comic-Con International
Said SLAYER’s Kerry King, “Comic-Con?!? I can’t believe they are gonna let us shred the HOB San Diego!! It will definitely be a night of fury and intensity that the city won’t soon forget. We will be coming off a seven week European run, so SLAYER’s guns will be blazing!”
SLAYER’s signing at the Nuclear Blast booth will be on Friday July 22nd at 1PM. And at the Dark Horse Comics booth at 3:00 PM. For details on how to get wrist bands for this even please check booth 501 starting on opening night or stay tuned for more online announcements. This will be a very limited number!
EL SANTO the biggest name in Lucha Libre and Nuclear Blast Records have teamed up to release a San Diego Comic-Con International (SDCC) exclusive lithograph at this year’s event. The lithograph will only be available on sale at the Nuclear Blast booth at Comic-Con with limited quantities (booth #501). The lithograph was design by artist Marcelo Vasco (Slayer, Hatebreed). EL HIJO DEL SANTO and SANTO JR will be in attendance for a signing session on Saturday, June 23rd at 1pm.at the Nuclear Blast Records booth.
EL HIJO DEL SANTO comments:
“Hello to all my friends reading, I want to express how proud and honored I feel about assisting such an event as the upcoming San Diego Comic-Con 2016. I’m very grateful to my friends Oscar and Gerardo Martinez, whom along with the Nuclear Blast team made my participation on this amazing event possible. I hope you enjoy Comic-Con as much as I know I will and I hope that you come around the booth where I’ll be signing autographs and taking pictures. I’m really looking forward to my arrival at San Diego and share with all of you the surprises and everything that will be going on in SDCC16. I’ll see you all there! Long Live San Diego Comic-Con!”
Santo Jr adds:
“I’m finally assisting Comic-Con! It’s always been a dream of mine attend SDCC16 and I’m really excited about sharing this with EL HIJO DEL SANTO! We have some great news about EL SANTO and you just HAVE to be there. We’ll be doing some CC exclusive t-shirts with JSR Merchandising that you can’t miss. I just can’t wait to get there, I’m truly looking forward to having a great time in SDCC16 with my friends and I hope to see you all there. It will be just like X-Mass in July!”
Visit EL SANTO online at www.ELHIJODELSANTO.com.mx/
ABOUT NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS
Independently owned for 29 years and counting, Nuclear Blast Records is synonymous with the worldwide advancement of heavy metal, extreme music, and hard rock. Founded in Donzdorf, Germany in 1987 by Markus Staiger, and headed in the US at the Los Angeles office for over a dozen years by Gerardo Martinez. Nuclear Blast boasts a roster of over 100 bands representing eighteen countries. Their satellite office in Los Angeles has helped build the label’s trusted global reputation with numerous Billboard album chart entries, high-profile tours, and continual signings of new & heritage acts.
For more information about the label and its artists, visit www.nuclearblast.com
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JULY 11, 2016
GEMINI SYNDROME will embark on the “Remember We Die” tour later this week. The headlining trek begins on July 13th in Salt Lake City, UT and will run into the month of September. Joining Gemini Syndrome on this tour are fellow Another Century labelmates Stitched Up Heart and 9Electric. In addition, this is the first tour for Gemini Syndrome which will showcase the band’s new guitarists, Daniel Sahagún and Charles Lee Salvaggio.
Memento Mori, the band’s sophomore full length album, will be released on August 19th via Another Century. The new record is the follow up to Gemini Syndrome’s debut offering, Lux. The band announced their new album by unleashing the first track off Memento Mori, titled “Anonymous”, along with an immersive 360° music video for the album’s aggressive opener.
Aaron Nordstrom (lead vocals) and Brian Steele Medina (drums) are currently available for phone interviews to discuss the headlining tour and upcoming album. Please reach out to David McDonald at Another Century if you wish to schedule a date and time for an interview. A current list of tour dates, as well as the music video for “Anonymous”, can be found below.
7.14 Denver CO — Herman’s Hideaway †
7.15 Merriam KS — Aftershock †
7.17 Chicago IL — Chicago Open Air #
7.19 St Louis MO — Firebird
7.20 Valparaiso IN — Big Shots
7.21 Crest Hill IL — Bada Brew
7.22 Green Bay WI — Sandlot
7.23 Flint MI — The Machine Shop
7.25 Cleveland OH — Agora
7.26 Pittsburgh PA — Diesel
7.29 Lancaster PA — Chameleon
7.30 Poughkeepsie NY — The Chance
8.02 Amityville NY — Revolution
8.03 Stanhope NJ — Stanhope House
8.04 Virginia Beach VA — Shakas Live
8.05 Boonsboro, MD — Boonsboro Event Center
8.06 Salsbury MD Headquarter Live
8.09 Spartanburg SC — Ground Zero
8.11 Dallas TX — Trees
8.12 San Antonio TX — Fitzgerald’s
8.13 Houston TX — Scout Bar
8.17 Oklahoma City OK — Thunder Alley
8.18 Colorado Springs CO — Sunshine Studios
8.19 Idaho Falls ID — The Falls
8.20 Spokane WA — The Viking
8.21 Seattle WA — Pain In The Grass
8.25 Bismarck ND — Rock Point
8.31 Omaha NE — Shamrocks Pub
9.04 Madison WI — Taste Of Madison
9.09 Las Vegas NV — Vamp’d
9.24 Houston TX — Houston Open Air #
† – No Stitched Up Heart
# – Festival Date (Gemini Only)
LOS ANGELES, CA – July 5th, 2016 – The wait is over! Metal and RPG gaming fans can now download Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast, the action-packed, free-to-play mobile game where players take on the role of the band’s iconic mascot, Eddie. Available from today for iOS and Android devices, the teams at Nodding Frog, 50cc Games and Roadhouse Interactive have created a new and unique gaming experience in close collaboration with the band and its management team, Phantom Music Management.
The game is set in a visually stunning universe, comprised of an ever-expanding series of worlds derived from Iron Maiden’s music and art. Fans of the band and RPG gamers alike will battle and strategize as Eddie and his allies. Inspired by themes from the songs, and set against a powerful and atmospheric Maiden soundtrack, players will journey on epic quests to reclaim the shards of Eddie’s shattered soul as he faces his most challenging adversaries.
James Hursthouse, CEO of Roadhouse Interactive comments, “As a lifelong Maiden fan, I am exceptionally proud of Legacy of the Beast and excited to launch it globally. It has been a privilege to work so closely with Maiden and their management. With this game I believe that we have created an outstanding, authentic RPG experience to appeal to all mobile gamers, including those discovering the band for the first time.”
Steve Harris, Bassist and founder member of Iron Maiden comments, “We’ve always wanted to make a quality Maiden mobile game as we think the combination of Eddie and the music is so well suited – and it’s a great way to get our music out to a new audience! When the opportunity arose to make a mobile game which our fans, along with hopefully a lot of the gaming community, can play pretty well anywhere in the world, and download for free at that, we jumped at it. The whole band visited Roadhouse while touring through Vancouver back in April and we were so impressed by the creativity, enthusiasm and passion of the team there. Visually, the worlds and character designs do us proud and the music just ties it all together.”
Llexi Leon, Interactive Director of Phantom Music Management adds, “Eddie is constantly evolving; he’s a globally recognizable character that resonates with fans of all ages, and has taken on a life of his own beyond the album covers where he first appeared. This game gives players a chance to step into Eddie’s world and experience an odyssey across space and time. In this incredible RPG adventure, we’re able to explore the origins of Eddie’s power and test the limit of his abilities, bringing new mechanics to the mobile RPG genre, and creating a truly unique gaming experience for everyone to enjoy.”
In Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast, players control Eddie’s destiny across a spectacularly diverse array of worlds by traveling through time in captivating 3D environments. Eddie appears in many forms, each a part of Iron Maiden’s rich history, and each with a set of special powers and abilities.
Players will amass an army of powerful allies to battle alongside Eddie and face the onslaught of foes hell-bent on destroying him. Legions of unrelenting enemies are commanded by the Agents of Control, including The Beast, The Wicker Man, Horus and The Axis General, all drawn from the expansive catalog of Maiden’s albums and artwork.
The game offers over 40 different Talisman sets to choose from, which all add to characters’ vital abilities. With each battle, players will evolve their armies, take on ever-increasing challenges to reclaim the facets of Eddie’s soul, and ultimately defeat the Agents of Control.
Gameplay is enhanced by a blistering soundtrack that features songs spanning the band’s entire career. Players will hear rare, previously unheard live recordings of Iron Maiden classics adapted for the game under the close scrutiny of bassist and founding member Steve Harris.