September 19th 2013 The Orange County Advertising Federation (OCAF) had its 5th annual Beach Bash. The Beach Bash is the chance for Orange County to give back to the community and raises money for a local charity. This years’ charity was the Newport Beach, Huntington Beach and Seal Beach chapters of the Surfrider Foundation. Rockin Beach Bash made a big splash this year! The party started around 6:30 pm right on the water in front of Cabo Cantina. Vendors were set up with their tents in place and under the gazebo was a plethora of raffle prizes that ranged from tequila bottles to an electric guitar. Cabo Cantina set up a taco stand right outside its restaurant just for the party goers. The tacos were delicious and spicy! Party goers received a limited edition “Rockin Beach Bash” T shirt with a purchase of $20 worth of raffle tickets or more. West Coast Chill (WCC) was handing out cans of pure energy to the beach crowd. WCC is the no caffeine, no sugar and no artificial flavors healthy alternative beverage. The night was filled with music, games and live art by Steev “Creeper” Moreno. It was a great turn out thanks to our sponsors Cabo Cantina, West Coast Chill, Johnny “G Gillespie Musician, Schecter Guitars, Rock N Roll Industries Magazine, Steev “Creeper” Moreno Artist, Allura Printing, An Ideal World, and Libovision Photography. We raised a good amount of funds for our beneficiaries and we hope to raise more funds next year! The OC Ad Federation, a chapter of the American Advertising Federation (AAF), is the largest professional organization dedicated to the advertising business in Orange County. Our community consists of affluent and educated executives and local business owners who touch the advertising industry in numerous ways. This includes ad agencies, broadcast production houses, printing companies, interactive shops, individuals from the client side and many more. For more information on surfrider visit www.surfrider.com and to learn more about the Orange County Advertising Federation please visit www.odadfed.org
We hope to see you next year and rock out with us on the sand!
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH SOARS TO #1
ON THE ACTIVE ROCK CHART WITH
THE FIRST SINGLE FROM THE NEWLY RELEASED
‘THE WRONG SIDE OF HEAVEN AND THE RIGHTEOUS SIDE OF HELL – VOL. 2’
WHICH HAS ENTERED THE BILLBOARD TOP 200 ALBUMS CHART AT #2
MARKS THE ROCK BAND’S SECOND TOP TWO ALBUM
WITHIN FOUR MONTHS THIS YEAR
VOLUME 2 cover art can be downloaded here: http://tinyurl.com/kxs3449
“…at the top of its game. Offering more than blind rage, though there’s certainly plenty, the songs live in the tension implied by the album’s title—aware of the implications of lashing out, ready to accept the consequences.”
–Brian Mansfield, USA TODAY (album review, 11/19/2013)
On the heels of the November 19 release of their second top two album within four months in 2013, rock heavyweights FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCHhave soared to #1 at Active Rock Radio with “Battle Born,” the first single off THE WRONG SIDE OF HEAVEN AND THE RIGHTEOUS SIDE OF HELL –VOLUME 2, which has just entered the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart at #2. The video for “Battle Born” was premiered on USAToday.com (10/1) and can be viewed here: http://bit.ly/1c05nEJ.
The multi-million selling FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH are shining a new light on rock in 2013 with the second installment of their masterwork titledTHE WRONG SIDE OF HEAVEN AND THE RIGHTEOUS SIDE OF HELL - VOLUME 2, released via Prospect Park in North America and on Eleven Seven in all other territories. It follows the massive global success this past July of VOLUME 1–which also debuted at #2 in the U.S. on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart, #6 in Canada overall and #1 on the Rock & Metal chart, #19 on Germany’s mainstream charts, #29 in Australia and #44 in the U.K. overall and #1 (U.K.) on the official Rock & Metal chart.
VOLUME 2 is available HERE.
5FDP–known for their uncompromising musical intensity and razor-sharp lyrics–are currently on an extensive European arena tour with Avenged Sevenfold through early December and have just announced they’ll be performing at the Bandit Rock Awards in Stockholm, Sweden on March 8, 2014 to kick off their own headlining European tour next Spring. For all tour dates and tickets, visit: www.fivefingerdeathpunch.com/tour.
For more information on 5FDP, check out the following:
Paramore popped into the bisected ACC on November 20th for a happy hump-day crowd of 5000. Most of pop punk diva Hayley Williams’ fans were cool chicks in the young to mid 20s range, totally stoked for the “Self Titled Tour”. Screams raised the roof when the curtain dropped and Hayley belted out her first words, “ARE YOU READY?” The two friendly openers, Lights and Hellogoodbye, warmed up the chilled crowd who waited a while outside for ticket issues to be resolved. Nobody seemed to mind because Paramore burned it up for a brilliant 2 hour show.
The school girl dom and star of the show skipped across the stage with plenty of sparkle. She shook her orange freshly cropped do and pushed the energy into the rebellious red zone with “That’s What You Get”. Spitting like a punk rocker and slapping high fives she started the schoolyard chant “na na na na na na!” A seasoned pro now since being nominated in 2008 for the best new artist Grammy. Her punky black leather jacket came off early under laser light revealing her cubist, electrical tape, tank top. Shorts, fishnets and red Docs highlighted her thigh ink which features a big black crucifix front and centre. Karate kicks and crazy dance moves, the only rest seemed to come during her keyboard tunes “When It Rains” and with confessions to her bffs on open minded musical freedom and feeling good thanks to fans. She inspired with the words, “the more music you love, the happier you’ll be” and with that, lead into “Last Hope”. Paramore’s 2 front-men, Taylor York shredding guitars and plucking ukuleles and Jeremy Davis thumping the funky bass licks also skipped around and shook up their clean cut dos. Touring band members include Taylor’s bro Justin York on guitar and Jon Howard also on guitar. The use of three guitars stayed clean and well separated as Taylor stepped away to play pad synth or the Uke. The whole shebang was kept on the up and up with the heavy duty, hard hitting drumming of Aaron Gillespie (formerly of Underoath).
Electrifying energy, bright cross-hatched lighting and simple primary colours on three vertical video screens emulated the logo on the stage. Then there were the interludes which were not stoppages but dynamic pauses in the energy showcasing the freshness of the vocalizations with a ukulele ”I’m Not Angry Anymore”, “Holiday’ and in the encore “Moving On”. The Tennessee based Paramore touched on Fleetwood Mac’s Landslide perhaps as an homage to her Texan sisters the Dixie chicks. More off the beaten path highlights included the student choir in red robes accompanying ”Ain’t It Fun” and an audience member invited on stage for the closer and doing a great job singing “Still Into You”.This “Self Titled Tour” is a positive push for Paramore’s self titled new album which debuted at the top of the SoundScan/Billboard 200 in April 2013.
Photography By: Igor Vidyashev
THE PRETTY RECKLESS
RELEASES DIGITAL SINGLE “HEAVEN KNOWS”
DOWNLOAD ON iTUNES
“HEAVEN KNOWS” IS THE SECOND SONG FROM THE FORTHCOMING ALBUM
‘GOING TO HELL,’ OUT IN EARLY 2014 ON RAZOR & TIE
Earlier this Fall the band released the song and video for “Going To Hell” in support of the band’s completed, critically acclaimed, Going To Hell headlining tour in North America. The video, directed by Tim Mattia, had over 1 million YouTube plays in the first week. To purchase the song at iTunes, visit:http://georiot.co/HeavenKnows and to hear it on YouTube, click here: http://youtu.be/JVZe5K3PZig.
See what critics said about THE PRETTY RECKLESS and their Fall North American tour:
“Taylor Momsen has transformed into one of the sexiest and most confrontational front women. In spite of the skepticisms, Taylor is the real deal. A bona fide Rock Goddess that can sing her ass off, with more swagger than you can handle and is overwhelmingly sexual” … JAM MAGAZINE
“The Pretty Reckless are about to set fire to rock ‘n’ roll. The genre’s been begging for an honest-to-goodness firestarter like Taylor Momsen for years now. The Pretty Reckless in rock ‘n’ roll that taps into true danger…Rock music is about to go up in flames with Going to Hell. It’s easily one of our most anticipated records of 2014.” … ARTISTDIRECT.COM
“…with the release of her band’s second album, Going to Hell, and their current tour, she clearly has her sights set on becoming a bona fide music star.Gentlemen, prepare to get rocked.” … MAXIM
“…her ‘Going to Hell’ tour…it’s exactly as promised. Momsen and her show in San Diego was loud with a hot crowd fired up and ready. Taylor and her band took to the stage to pull a true rock and roll set with grit and energy.” …SAN DIEGO CITY TIMES
“The crowd peaked in energy during the band’s current single, ‘Going To Hell.’…Momsen put on quite a show, leaning on the drum riser, shaking her body, and sliding up and down her bandmates.’…GRAMMY.COM
Photo credit: Danny Hastings
Upcoming ASKING ALEXANDRIA/ALL THAT REMAINS/SEVENDUST Tour
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Sponsoring & Serving at ROB ZOMBIE’s GREAT AMERICAN NIGHTMARE
COLDCOCK American Herbal Whiskey is pleased to announce a very special recent signing— ASKING ALEXANDRIA! As a part of the partnership,COLDCOCK will sponsor the band’s upcoming tour with All That Remains, Sevendust, Emmure and For Today.
LAMB OF GOD, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, TESTAMENT, HUNTRESS!
Lamb of God, Killswitch Engage, Testament and Huntress are touring together and they’re kicking it off right here in Toronto at Kool Haus. This is Lamb of God’s last national “Resolution” tour so it could be your last chance until their next album.
Randy Blythe has nothing to prove to his fans but he made a plea to the moshers and bodysurfers to take care of anyone who falls. He has nothing to prove to Canadians but he honoured us by waving the Maple Leaf around with thanks and respect for being the first and only country to give the band 2 gold records. He also had nothing to prove to Toronto as this historic tour blasts off here, but when he asked how many came the sold out Kool Haus from out of town, the cheer was twice as loud as the locals.
This five hour show left ears bleeding and eyes melted. Huntress had no time to consume her prey. Her wailing shreeks and kick ass band left a molten mass of flesh on the floor. Testament answered with ferocious prayers for the full house. Thrashing beats and shredding solos at every turn of the page. Killswitch Engage left the masses moshing and chanting to End Of The Heartache. Their stage presence was wild at heart, slick and tight. Lamb of God was exquisite. Their sound – immaculate; Visuals – hypnotic. Messages of anti-fear, hate, power, abuse and ruin. Anti-war movies and memorials for fallen soldiers.
Slash said, “Lamb of God is not a household name…but they’re one of the biggest heavy metal bands around” in Lamb of God’s trailer for the new documentary: As The Palaces Burn.
Even though Randy Blythe was acquitted of the manslaughter charges in Prague, the situation was emotionally and financially bankrupting. The bands are doing this for the lowest possible cost, so get up and go horns high! Please Stage Dive and Mosh responsibly!
*Check out the current issue (Issue 9) for our interview with Jill of Huntress who is also featured as our centerfold
Photos by Igor “RockXposure” Vidyashev
October 10, 2013 launched the red carpet event for Rob Zombies “Great American Nightmare” (GAN) event that will take place every Thursday through Sunday till November 2nd ending with a live performance by Rob Zombie! Each night there will be a different musical act bringing diversity and horror all in one spot! In addition to headlining acts, Rob Zombie has blessed us with 3 insane mazes that will terrify the living day lights out of you! The three attractions are based on Zombies own horror films: “Lords of Salem In Total Black Out, “The Haunted World of El Superbeasto 3D” and “Haunt of 1,000 Corpses.” This is not for the faint of heart!
Opening night was awesome! Tons of celebrities and bands hanging out and enjoying the free beer and cupcakes! Two delicious treats that goes marvelous together! One of the photographers from RNR and I were having a blasting running around offering cupcakes to bands like Vampires Everywhere, Thrown into Exile and stranger then strange, Ron Jeremy! The crowd was having fun and there were many scary and random creatures to look at! The props were cool and realistic looking. Down the Bloody Boulevard you can find delectable food venders cooking up fresh chicken kabobs and pop corn and of course serving beer, liquor and more beer! They had a special section full of cool venders selling clothes and Rob Zombie novelties. One of the coolest venders (sponsors) of them all was this super sick Magazine called Rock N Roll Industries. I highly recommend you checking them out! HAHAHA! In all seriousness, we do have a cool set up at GAN where if you stop by, you can enter a chance to win a Walking Dead signed guitar and a John 5 signed coffin case. Celebrities were stopping by and taking photos in our booth including Andy Gould, Tommy Lee from Motly Crue, members of Attika 7 and Sons of Anarchy.
After making my rounds around the FearPlex aka FairPlex, it was time to check out the mazes. I went in a group of ten. The line was super long but my VIP status got me up to the front. Each maze is more terrifying then the next. “Total black out” in Lords of Salem maze is pretty creepy and I will have to let you experience that one yourself. The 3D realism of El Superbeasto will make you dizzy and confused from what is real and what is not! Haunt of 1,000 corpses was the scariest and it reeked of death and blood. No really it smelled awful and at times like chicken soup! If you like gore, and are a true fan of horror business you will love what the Great American Nightmare has in store for you! The visuals are crazy and extremely disturbing. I am excited for a bunch of the cool acts coming up like Vampires Everywhere, Andrew W.K., Rob Zombie and PowerMan 5,000. RNR will be bringing it to you live so stay tuned and check us out! For more information and to get tickets to GAN visit www.greatamericannightmare.com Tickets start at $30 and this includes access to all haunted house attractions, concerts and the Bloody Boulevard which has fun activities for you to enjoy. Hours for GAN are 6:30 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. on Thursdays and Sundays, 6:30p.m. until 1:00 a.m. on Friday and Saturdays.
Photography by : Angelica Ulloa