Tales from the Pit: Arch Enemy! War Eternal

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This past summer I interviewed Swedish death metal band Arch Enemy’s new vocalist, Alissa White-Gluz, former vocalist of the band The Agonist. You can read the interview in the next issue of Rock N Roll Industries magazine that will be hitting Guitar Centers in December, 2014. After meeting Alissa and talking to her about the change and following the foots steps of one of the most powerful woman lead singers in metal, I had no doubt that she would blow people’s minds during their tour. On November 12th at the House of Blues in Anaheim I made it just in time to see German metal titans Kreator who were direct support for Arch Enemy. Sad to say I missed Huntress, but I heard from my fellow headbangers in the pit that they did an awesome performance, and that their frontwoman, Jill Janus, had an epic wardrobe!

War Eternal is the first album release from Arch Enemy with their new singer, and was released this past summer.  Their set was a mix of old Arch Enemy and new material from War Eternal. I personally feel it was the perfect combination to satisfy new and old fans. Alissa did an excellent job on the new songs like “War Eternal,”  “As the Pages Burn” and “You Will Know My Name.”  What-is-more, she also took the older material to new heights with her guttural growl and demonic vocals.

If I didn’t already  know her, it would be hard to believe that such a powerful and brutal sound could come out of such a petite and very pretty young lady. She made this metal chick right here very proud! I was right up-front in the pit watching here command the stage. She is so captivating, and I love how she uses full body movements and hand jesters when she sings. She uses the whole stage, and also utilizes her mic stand as a prop to encourage the crowd to pump their fists! A fan screamed out: “I love you!” She heard it and yelled right back: “I love you too!” The fans ate it up and so did I. You can tell she cares about her fans, and throughout the set she engages with them all the time. She keeps the melodic style of death metal and the aggression in the vocals Arch Enemy is famous for. Highlight of the night was getting my paws on one of Michael Amott’s guitar picks: Security let me get in front of the barricade and Michael handed it right to me! Awesome show! I can’t wait to see what’s next for Arch Enemy! Oh, and other very cool highlight,  was seeing Doyle, ex-guitarist for the Misfits, standing on side of the stage taking pictures of the band and watching his girl annihilate!

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Set List:

  1. Enemy Within
  2. War Eternal
  3. Ravenous
  4. Revolution Begins
  5. My Apocalypse
  6. You Will Know My Name
  7. Bloodstained Cross
  8. Under Black Flags We March
  9. As the Pages Burn
  10. Dead Eyes See No Future
  11. No Gods, No Masters
  12. Dead Bury Their Dead
  13. We Will Rise

Encore:

  1. Khaos Overture
  2. Yesterday Is Dead and Gone
  3. Snow Bound
  4. Nemesis
  5. Fields of Desolation

By Raquel Figlo

Tales from the Pit: Judas Priest! Fall to your knees and repent if you please!

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I have seen Judas Priest multiple times throughout my life, and each time has been more memorable then the last. A couple years ago, when Rob Halford sang with Metallica during the “Golden God Awards”, his health was not the best – he hit the stage with a cane, but he still roared like the Metal God he truly is. This past week, November 10th, was no different…Priest played the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles and showed Los Angeles heavy metal is not only alive and well, but is kicking serious ass! It was my first time seeing their new guitarist, Richie Faulkner play… ever! He fit right into the group. Richie knows how to work a crowd with his winning smile and good looks. He is also a shredder on the guitar; he reminds me a lot of Zakk Wylde in the way he plays solos. Redeemer of Souls is the first record released in six years since releasing the 2008 concept album Nostradamus.  After the departure of founding guitarist K.K. Downing in 2011, this is the first new music Priest has released since Richie joined the band following K.K.’s departure.

On my way to see Priest I was blasting Black Sabbath. Who would have thought the music before they went on stage would be Black Sabbath? I thought that little coincidence was very cool! I missed the opening band Steel Panther. I have seen them a bunch of time as well on the Sunset Strip. They are talented musicians and funny too, but I arrived too late to witness their set. It was about 10 minutes before show time, when I got there and the venue was packed-full of Metalheads of all ages. Priest opened up with a monstrous thundering roar via “Dragonaut” which is also the first track on their new album. There was a back-and-forth of guitar solos between Richie Faulkner and Glenn Tipton that kept the crowd entertained and fist pumping for more. The song that stood out most to me from the new album was “Halls of Valhalla.” When Rob Halford shrieks during this song, it’s a sound we all know and love that stays true to Priest roots! Rob’s voice is better than ever! He looked healthy and his iconic metal wardrobe costume changes were amazing!

The band sounded fantastic and they looked like they were having fun! Glad they played hits like “Turbo Lover,” “Hell Bent for Leather,” “Breaking the Law,” and “Living After Midnight.”  I was also delighted that they played “Beyond the Realms of Death” as it is one of my all-time favorite Priest songs! Overall it was a fantastic show. As great as the new album Redeemer of Souls is, the new material sounds even better live, so I highly recommend you catching a show!     

Photo credits thanks to: Todd Nakamine                                                                                             

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SET LIST:

  1. Dragonaut
  2. Metal Gods
  3. Devil’s Child
  4. Victim of Changes
  5. Halls of Valhalla
  6. Love Bites
  7. March of the Damned
  8. Turbo Lover
  9. Redeemer of Souls
  10. Beyond the Realms of Death
  11. Jawbreaker
  12. Breaking the Law
  13. Hell Bent for Leather

Encore:

  1. You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’
  2. Living After Midnight
  3. Defenders of the Faith

 

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By Raquel Figlo

SHEL Selected as 2015 She Rocks Awards Opening Artist

SHEL Selected as 2015 She Rocks Awards Opening Artist
 
Acclaimed Americana band to kick off event honoring women in music.
SHEL. Photo by Anthony Scarlati.
The Women’s International Music Network (the WiMN) is thrilled to announce Americana band SHEL as the opening act for the 2015 She Rocks Awards. Recognizing women who stand out as role models in the music industry, the live awards event takes place on January 23, 2015 at the Anaheim Hilton Hotel during the NAMM Show.
 
Comprised of four sisters, SHEL turns folk music upside down with infectious rhythms, hypnotic vocals and stunning musicianship. SHEL is an acronym for their names; Sarah on violin, Hannah on keyboards, Eva on mandolin, and Liza on drums, djembe and beatboxing. Since the 2012 release of the band’s self-titled debut, they have toured across the US and Europe mesmerizing audiences with their ethereal vocal arrangements and energetic performances. SHEL’s songs have been featured in numerous television shows, films, and commercials for brands such as Glade and Splenda. SHEL’s “Hold On” with Gareth Dunlop is featured in Nicholas Sparks’ film, The Best of Me.
 
“We are so excited to perform at this important event,” remarked Sarah Holbrook of SHEL. “It’s such an honor to be a part of this celebration of women in music.” SHEL is sponsored by Weber Mandolins, who actively support the She Rocks Awards. The band is also endorsed by DPA Microphones, Zildjian, Kurzweill and D’Addario. For that latest on SHEL, visit www.shelmusic.com.
 
The WiMN recently announced the 2015 She Rocks Awards honorees. Grammy award-nominated saxophone player and singer/songwriter Mindi Abair; iconic, platinum-selling all-female pop band The Bangles; as well as industry leaders Gayle Beacock, Debbie Cavalier, Amani Duncan, Katie Kailus, Paula Salvatore and Craigie Zildjian will be recognized at this year’s event. 
 
The 2015 She Rocks Awards will be co-hosted by platinum-selling guitarist and solo artist Orianthi and the Women’s International Music Network founder and writer/editor Laura B. Whitmore. Now in its third year, the event pays tribute to women who display leadership and stand out within the music industry, and has become a standard at the NAMM Show. 
 
With featured performances, food and beverages, giveaways, a silent auction, networking opportunities and more, the She Rocks Awards brings together industry professionals, music icons, artists, fans, and media to celebrate women in music. A portion of the proceeds of the event will go to benefit the Girls Rock Camp Alliance.
 
This event has sold out for the past two years and does not require a NAMM badge to attend. The She Rocks Awards will take place on January 23, 2015 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm in the Pacific Ballroom at the Anaheim Hilton Hotel. Tickets are on sale now here>>
 
The She Rocks Awards would like to recognize our sponsors The Gretsch Company, Guitar Center, The Avedis Zildjian Company, C.F. Martin & Co, Weber Mandolins, Fishman, Casio, PRS Guitars, Berklee Online, Roland, International Musician, Making Music Magazine as well as NewBay Media, and their publications Guitar World, Guitar Player, Acoustic Nation, Bass Player, Electronic Musician and Keyboard Magazine.
 
Find out more about the She Rocks Awards at www.sherocksawards.com 
 
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About The Women’s International Music Network (The WiMN) 
Founded in 2012, the Women’s International Music Network unites women who work within all facets of the music and audio industries. With theWiMN.com as its hub, the WiMN provides a community for women within the industry while enriching their careers and musical experiences through networking and sharing. The Women’s International Music Network has authored over 100 interviews with women in the industry and posts a new one every week. The organization produces events such as the annual Women’s Music Summit, the WiMN She Rocks Showcases, and the She Rocks Awards, and is founded by music industry veteran Laura B. Whitmore. For more information, visit www.TheWiMN.com.

Watch/embed SHEL’s music video for “Stained.”

Flyleaf: Between The Stars tour update

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On November 4 photojournalist Enrique Nunez  was sent to the House of Blues to catch Flyleaf on their Between the Stars tour. What makes their shows so special? Perhaps it’s how much they put into performing and connecting with their fans and audience. From doing special secret performances for VIP members, to coming down the stage to meet and greet the fans. You don’t want to miss them if they come to a state or city near you.

Be sure to get a copy of our next RnR mag for exclusive shots and interview with Flyleaf!

Watch the video as they update us on their tour and fun experiences!

Pictures and video by Enrique Nunez.

 

 

 

If you missed their interview as we went Behind the Scenes on their making of “Set Me On Fire” music video back in July,  watch it here!

 

EXODUS Hits the Road with SLAYER and SUICIDAL TENDENCIES

                               EXODUS Hits the Road with SLAYER and SUICIDAL TENDENCIES Next Week
 
                                     New Top 40 Record “Blood In, Blood Out” OUT NOW via Nuclear Blast
 
                                                           Get Your EXODUS VIP Packs Now via SLOtix.com
 
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 Bay Area thrash titans EXODUS are gearing up to thrash your face off on their upcoming tour with headliners Slayer and fellow special guests Suicidal Tendencies. If you have not purchased your tickets for your local tour stop yet, act quickly – several dates are close to selling out, including Oakland 11/12, Los Angeles 11/14, and New Jersey 11/29, which are already completely sold out. Get your tickets via the official EXODUS Facebook page now!

Due to the overwhelmingly demand, EXODUS VIP Experience packages are available for the entire tour via SLOtix.com. All EXODUS VIP Experience attendees will be included in a giveaway for either an autographed Gary Holt signature guitar or an EXODUS guitar.  At the end of the tour, Gary Holt will personally call the winner himself to announce that they’ve won.

See below for all current tour dates, including EXODUS one-off dates this month and next!

 

EXODUS in North America with SLAYER & SUICIDAL TENDENCIES

11/11 – The Fox Theater – Oakland, CA

11/12 – The Fox Theater – Oakland, CA – SOLD OUT

11/14 – The Forum – Inglewood, CA – SOLD OUT

11/15 – Comerica Theatre – Phoenix, AZ

11/17 – Coca Cola Bricktown Events Venter – Oklahoma City, OK

11/18 – ACL Live at the Moody Theater – Austin, TX

11/19 – Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie – Grand Prairie (Dallas), TX

11/21 – Hard Rock Café/Hard Rock Live – Orlando, FL

11/22 – The Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA

11/23 – The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC

11/24 – Empire – North Springfield, VA (EXODUS ONLY)

11/25 – Washington Avenue Armory – Albany, NY

11/26 – Sands Bethlehem Event Center – Bethlehem, PA

11/28 – The Palladium – Worcester, MA

11/29 – Wellmont Theatre – Montclair, NJ – SOLD OUT

11/30 – Tower Theater – Upper Darby (Philadelphia), PA

12/02 – Agora Theatre – Cleveland, OH

12/03 – Madison Theatre – Covington, KY (EXODUS ONLY)

12/04 – Egyptian Room at Old National Centre – Indianapolis, IN

12/05 – The Fillmore Detroit – Detroit, MI

12/06 – The Venue at Horseshoe Casino – Hammond, IN

12/07 – Aftershock – Merriam, KS (EXODUS ONLY)

12/08 – Gothic Theatre – Denver, CO (EXODUS ONLY)

12/09 – Pub Station – Billings, MT (EXODUS ONLY)

12/10 – The Hop – Spokane, WA (EXODUS ONLY)

12/11 – Studio Seven – Seattle, WA (EXODUS ONLY)

12/12 – Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR (EXODUS ONLY)

12/13 – Chico, CA @ Senator Theater (EXODUS ONLY)

12/14 – Fresno, CA @ Strummers (EXODUS ONLY)

 

 

On October 14th, EXODUS released their brand new album, Blood In, Blood Out, via Nuclear Blast. The record debuted at #38 on the U.S. Billboard Top 200 charts in its first week. That’s a staggering 76 charting spots higher and nearly double the sales above the band’s last release in 2010! This concretes Blood In, Blood Out’s status as the band’s highest-charting album to date.

 

Blood In, Blood Out can be ordered from the Nuclear Blast USA Webshop in CD, digi-pak + bonus DVD, 2-LP exclusive yellow vinyl, and imported limited edition box set formats. The album can also be purchased via iTunes, Google Play and Amazon. Or, pick up a copy of the album at your local music retailers.

 

Check out the official ‘Blood In, Blood Out’ music video, directed by Shan Dan Horan of the Shadow Born Group (Buckcherry, Carnifex, Winds of Plague), here via Revolver Magazine: http://smarturl.it/exodus-bibo-premiere. The video features hundreds of dedicated Bay Area fans that came out in droves to perform as extras in the video after a wide casting call.

 

Also, take a look at Steve “Zetro” Souza’s tattoos in his new Inked Magazine feature here: http://www.inkedmag.com/metal-blood-steve-souzas-return-exodus/

 

Check out what critics have to say about Blood In, Blood Out!

 

Yahoo Music calls Blood In, Blood Out, “one of the most anticipated heavy metal records of the year”, and Rolling Stone calls the band “among the first and best” of thrash metal and touts the album as “recommended”.

 

“Pared down to a simple sentence, this album is fucking sick,” chimed the first web review for the record, penned by Blabbermouth’s Ray Van Horn, Jr. Shortly after, Decibel Magazine’s Kevin Stewart Panko gave great praise to both returning vocalist Steve “Zetro” Souza and guitarists Gary Holt and Lee Altus, saying tracks on the record feature, “Sousa spitting forth from a venomous thesaurus and some of the most adventurous lead work that Holt and Altus have ever recorded.” The EXODUS rhythm section receives equal praise from About.com Heavy Metal’s Dave Schalek, who states, “[Tom] Hunting shows no signs of slowing down and bassist Jack Gibson anchors down the album’s bottom heavy sound.” “With the return of vocalist Steve “Zetro” Souza, the true follow-up to Tempo of the Damned has finally arrived in the form of Blood In, Blood Out one of the best heavy releases of the year,” adds PunkNews.org.

 

EXODUS deliver the definite lesson in violence,” adds Rue Morgue’s Aaron Lupton, while Outburn Magazine offered positive remarks in both review and feature form. “A vintage thrash metal voice placed on top of an EXODUS sound again harnessed to perfection by Andy Sneap has resulted in an album that batters the eardrums as effectively as it boils the blood,” remarks Scott Alisoglu. The most recent stellar-rating review comes from New Noise Magazine, in which Brandon Ringo states, Once again, EXODUS has proven exactly why they have attained such a legendary stature over the years and are considered one of the greatest bands in thrash metal even 30 years later!”

 

 

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RISE AGAINST JOIN LINKIN PARK ON THE HUNTING PARTY NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

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ON THE HUNTING PARTY NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE “TRAGEDY + TIME”
PREMIERES TODAY ON VEVO

RISE AGAINST will join LINKIN PARK on The Hunting Party Tour which kicks off January 15, 2015 in Orlando, FL, circling around the eastern half of the U.S. and Canada. “After crossing paths with these guys at festivals around the world over the past decade, we’re excited to finally share the road with Linkin Park,” said Rise Against lead vocalist and guitarist Tim McIlrath. “We think this will be a great experience for all our collective fans.” Of Mice and Men will support and tickets go on sale November 7th at www.ticketmaster.com (see below for tour dates). Rise Against are currently in the midst of a European headline tour and following the tour with Linkin Park will join FOO FIGHTERS on their tour of Australia and New Zealand.
Following the Top 10 Alternative and Active Rock success of first single “I Don’t Want to Be Here Anymore,” Rise Against’s second single “Tragedy + Time” “pits emotional loneliness against one of the band’s most catchy, anthemic choruses” (Alternative Press), telling of the journey from a bad place to a good place, from the dark to the light. The video for “Tragedy + Time” plays with this concept of light in an emotional context. From the band’’s performance, to the glimpses of the girl from the cover of THE BLACK MARKET, the video travels from the shadows to somewhere brighter. The “Tragedy + Time” video was directed by Wes Kandel & Casey Hupke and premieres on VEVO today. Click HERE to view.

After a hugely successful fall World Tour, the Chicago-based band has been coming off the record-breaking launch of their sixth album THE BLACK MARKET which was released via Interscope Records in July. Debuting at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart in the US, the album also debuted at #1 in Germany, Australia and Canada where it has already achieved gold status. Selling a total of over 5.8 million across their catalog, Rise Against has proven time and again that they continue to be one of the most successful, challenging and revered punk bands on the planet.

Rise Against is Tim McIlrath (Lead Vocals, Guitarist), Joe Principe (Backup Vocals, Bass Guitarist), Brandon Barnes (Drummer) and Zach Blair (Lead Guitarist, Backing Vocals).

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European headline dates
11/6 Birmingham, UK Birmingham Academy
11/8 Manchester, UK Manchester AC Apollo
11/9 Southampton, UK Southampton Guildhall
11/10 London, UK Brixton Academy
11/11 Brussels, Belgium Ancienne Belgique
11/13 Amsterdam, NL Heinekein Music Hall
11/14 Paris, FR Bataclan
11/16 Frankfurt, DE Festhalie
11/17 Dusseldorf, DE Mitsubishi Electric Halle
11/19 Hamburg, DE O2
11/20 Berlin, DE Velodrom
11/22 Copenhagen, DK Amager Bio
11/23 Stockholm, SE Arenan
11/25 Oslo, NO Sentrum Scene

2015 North American The Hunting Party Tour supporting Linkin Park
1/15 Orlando, FL Amway Center
1/17 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
1/18 Indianapolis, IN Bankers Life Fieldhouse
1/20 Pittsburgh, PA Consol Energy Center
1/21 Albany, NY Times Union Center
1/23 Atlantic City, NJ Boardwalk Hall

1/24 Providence, RI Dunkin’ Donuts Center
1/25 Brooklyn, NY Barclay’s Center
1/27 Hershey, PA Giant Center
1/28 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum
1/30 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
1/31 Manchester, NH Verizon Wireless
2/3 Hamilton, ONT FirstOntario Centre
2/4 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
2/6 Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena
2/7 Lincoln, NE Pinnacle Bank Arena
2/11 Saskatoon, SK Sasktel Centre
2/12 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome
2/14 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place

2015 New Zealand and Australia tour supporting Foo Fighters
2/18 Christchurch, NZ AMI Stadium
2/21 Auckland, NZ Mt. Smart Stadium
2/24 Brisbane, Australia Suncorp Stadium
2/26 Sydney, Australia ANZ Stadium
2/28 Melbourne, Australia Etihad Stadium
3/2 Tasmania, Australia Derwent Ent. Centre
3/4 Adelaide, Australia Coopers Stadium
3/7 Perth, Australia nib Stadium

 

LOUDWIRE MUSIC FESTIVAL with Linking Park as first Headliner

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LOUDWIRE MUSIC FESTIVAL

TO DEBUT JUNE 26, 27, AND 28

IN GRAND JUNCTION, COLORADO

LINKIN PARK

CONFIRMED AS FIRST HEADLINER

OF THREE-DAY ROCK FESTIVAL

AT JAM RANCH

 

MULTI-STAGE EVENT WITH ACTS FROM A VARIETY OF ROCK GENRES

TO ALSO OFFER A RANGE OF CAMPING OPTIONS

 

THREE-DAY GENERAL ADMISSION PASSES START AT $79

WITH CAMPING OPTIONS BEGINNING AT $95

Prepare for next summer to be an extraordinarily loud one–in the high desert of western Colorado–as Townsquare Media launches the LOUDWIRE MUSIC FESTIVAL at Jam Ranch near Grand Junction, CO.

Already known as one of the leading websites in the rock worldTownsquare Media’s LOUDWIRE will now host their very own music festival in 2015.  Set to debut June 26, 27, and 28, the LOUDWIRE MUSIC FESTIVAL will feature Grammy award-winning and multi-platinum artist Linkin Park as the first of three announced daily headliners.

“We’re really excited to play the first ever Loudwire music festival,” says Chester Bennington, lead vocalist of Linkin Park. “This will be one epic rock show!”

The inaugural LOUDWIRE MUSIC FESTIVAL will feature some of the world’s greatest rock bands from all genres of rockhard, classic, alternative, metal and indie–performing across three stages.  Additional artists will be announced in the months leading up to the festival.

”We are very excited to launch the Loudwire Music Festival at Jam Ranch,” remarked Dhruv Prasad, Executive Vice President, Live Events for Townsquare Media. “Loudwire is one of our flagship brands–spanning broadcast radio, syndicated radio and a national website–so the addition of a live festival seemed a natural way to evolve the brand and deliver a great experience to rock music fans.”

Festival-goers will have the option of a fully immersive weekend with the festival’s on-site camping selections.  Camping options range from standard (within walking distance to the festival grounds) starting at $95  to premier (the closest camping to the festival grounds) and VIP (campgrounds for VIP ticket holders only, close to festival grounds), starting at $180.

Weekend ticket options include General Admission weekend passes for $79. Reserved Seating starts at $225, and the VIP Seating & Experience starts at $400. Additional festival information, including ticketing and camping options, can be found here.  Stay connected with up-to-date information on the LOUDWIRE MUSIC FESTIVAL on Facebook or by following @LoudwireFest on Twitter.  Cheat Tweets:  @LoudwireFest announces @LinkinPark headliner for #LoudwireFest

LOUDWIRE MUSIC FESTIVAL is produced by Townsquare Media, Inc.

About Townsquare Media:

Townsquare Media, Inc. is an integrated and diversified media and entertainment and digital marketing services company that owns and operates market leading radio stations, digital and social properties, and live events in small and mid-sized markets across the United States, delivering national scale and expertise to the communities it serves on a local level.  The Company owns and operates 311 radio stations, over 325 search engine and mobile-optimized local websites, and approximately 500 live events in 66 small and mid-sized U.S. markets, making Townsquare Media the third largest owner of radio stations in the United States by number of radio stations owned.  The Company supplements its local offerings with the nationwide reach of our owned, operated, and affiliated music and entertainment websites, which, on a combined basis, attracted approximately 78 million U.S. based unique visitors in June 2014, as well as certain large-scale live events. For more information, please visit www.townsquaremedia.com.

About Linkin Park:

LINKIN PARK is a Grammy-Award-winning, multi-platinum alternative rock band comprised of co-lead vocalist, Chester Bennington, drummer/percussionist, Rob Bourdon, guitarist Brad Delson, bassist Dave ‘Phoenix’ Farrell, DJ, programmer Joe Hahn and  Mike Shinoda–co-lead vocals, keyboards, guitar. The band has sold over 50 million albums worldwide, and is the biggest band on Facebook–with over 67 million fans and counting. In the span of time since 2000, when Linkin Park debuted on the Billboard 200–no other artist has had more top 10 singles on the Alternative chart, and no other band has achieved more  #1 albums this century. Their sixth studio album, The Hunting Party reached #1 in the iTunes store of 67 different countries. In 2005, Linkin Park founded Music For Relief, a 501 © (3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing aid to victims of natural disasters and the prevention of such disasters. Since its inception, Music For Relief has raised over 6 million dollars for victims of multiple disasters across four continents. The organization was recognized by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon for the Download to Donate program to raise funds and awareness in the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake. In recognition of its humanitarian work, Linkin Park received a 2011 Global Leadership Award from the United Nations Foundation.

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SLASH IN ORIGINAL 2-PART DOCUMENTARY AND LIVE CONCERT EVENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

GUITAR CENTER AND DIRECTV FEATURE ICONIC GUITARIST SLASH IN ORIGINAL 2-PART DOCUMENTARY AND LIVE CONCERT EVENT

ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY FEATURES INTERVIEWS WITH DAVE GROHL, ALICE COOPER, JOE PERRY, DUFF MCKAGAN, NIKKI SIXX, DAVE MUSTAINE AND MORE

ANNOUNCEMENT HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Concert special ‘SLASH Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators Live from the Sunset Strip’ will debut on DIRECTV’s Audience Network (channel 239) Nov 7th at 9pm
  • Filmed at Hollywood’s iconic venue The Roxy, the concert special features songs spanning SLASH’s storied career
  • Directed by Martyn Atkins, ‘SLASH Raised On the Sunset Strip’ documentary will debut on DIRECTV’s Audience Network (channel 239) Nov 13 at 10pm

Los Angeles, CA (October 29, 2014): Guitar Center and DIRECTV announced a two-part documentary and live concert event examining the life and music of GRAMMY Award-winning guitarist SLASH. With a world tour on the horizon and his new album World On Fire debuting in the top ten and garnering worldwide critical acclaim, the iconic guitarist remains one of the leading influences in music.

In a 90-minute live concert event – SLASH Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators Live from the Sunset Strip –viewers get a front row seat to Slash’s recent show at one of Hollywood’s most iconic venues, The Roxy, as part of Guitar Center’s 50th Anniversary celebration. Filmed in stunning 4k and 5.1 surround sound, the special features songs from SLASH’s recently released album World on Fire as well asclassic Guns’N’Roses and Velvet Revolver hits. The concert brings a rock legend back to the stages where his career began: The Sunset Strip.

The concert special leads into a 90-minute documentary directed by Martyn Atkins that takes viewers into the studio with the rock legend, combining new and archival footage with interviews from the artists and colleagues that influenced his incredible career. Tracing the rock icon’s incredible journey, SLASH Raised on the Sunset Strip covers his childhood in both England and California’s Laurel Canyon, his discovery of the guitar and arrival on the Sunset Strip, his meteoric rise with Guns’N’Roses, the evolution of Velvet Revolver, SLASH’s solo career and his current band featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators.

SLASH speaks in intricate detail about his drive and approach to the craft, successes, challenges, influences and collaborations with multiple artists. Interviews with rock legends including Dave Grohl, Alice Cooper, Joe Perry, Nikki Six, Duff McKagan, Steven Alder, Matt Sorum, Jerry Cantrell, Lemmy, Dave Mustaine, Marc Canter, Alan Niven, SLASH’s wife Perla Hudson and more reveal the stories of how it all came to be and, more importantly, where he’s heading.

Watch the trailer here: http://youtu.be/TS5h5NHc1XY

Air Date Schedule
November 7, 2014 at 9pm          SLASH Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators Live from the Sunset Strip
November 13, 2014 at 10pm      SLASH Raised on the Sunset Strip

“Our incredible partnership with DIRECTV has allowed us to produce nearly 100 episodes of award-winning television, present cinematic musical experiences and now, venture into documentary filmmaking. We are honored to feature Slash, an artist of such incredible character and talent and someone with whom we share a 30-year relationship. This project not only celebrates the songs of one of rock’s most iconic figures, but the story behind the man that made them a reality and is another step in the evolution of our mission to develop engaging, inspirational story driven films and broadcast content. We plan on continuing this foray into documentary production by telling the stories of other influential and iconic musicians in order to inspire our viewers and perpetuate a culture that celebrates musicians.”
-Dustin Hinz, Vice President of Brand Experience and Entertainment Marketing, Guitar Center

“DIRECTV is thrilled to present a film that captures the history of an extraordinary music icon,” said Bart Peters, Vice President Production and Development, DIRECTV. “Slash embodies not just prolific talent, but, more so, the spirit of rock and roll. This film allows fans can hear to his compelling in his own words and through is iconic his music. Slash’s distinctive sound has made him an international superstar, and we’re proud to take this ride with him back to the Sunset Strip.”
- Bart Peters, Vice President of Production and Development, DIRECTV

Guitar Center and SLASH have a long-standing history of working together. Past partnerships include Your Next Record with Slash, Guitar Center Onstage with Slash, Guitar Center Masterclass with Slash, Guitar Center Sessions and more. Slash Live from the Sunsent Strip is presented by Gibson and Epiphone along with proud partners Dunlop and MXR.

 

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About SLASH:
SLASH has amassed album sales of over 100 million copies, garnered a GRAMMY Award and seven GRAMMY nominations and was inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame. Time magazine named SLASH #2behind Jimi Hendrix, on its “The Ten Best Electric Guitar Players of All-Time” list. SLASH helped create signature sounds like the guitar riff on #1 hits for Guns N Roses “Sweet Child o’ Mine” and “Welcome To The Jungle.” After leaving the band, SLASH went on to critical acclaim with SLASH’s Snakepit and global success with the supergroup Velvet Revolver.  SLASH’s self-titled biography critically well-received, climbed the bestseller list in both the U.S. and U.K. hitting #8 on the NY Times Bestsellers ListSLASH landed on the top of the charts with his first solo album, Slash(2010) which featured Ozzy Osbourne, Fergie and more. SLASH and his band featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators released the critically acclaimed Apocalyptic Love (2012) which stormed the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart at #4 as the top rock debut and produced his first-ever #1 rock radio solo hits“You’re A Lie” and “Standing In The Sun.” SLASH released Nothing Left To Fear(2013) the first-ever motion picture he co-produced from Slasher Films, his film/TV production company. On Sept. 16, 2014 SLASH and his band unleashed their new album WORLD ON FIRE to worldwide acclaim (pull quotes here http://tinyurl.com/k52e5qz). WORLD ON FIRE marks SLASH’s third straight solo album to debut in the Top Ten and achieved over 12 Top Ten debuts around the world. The title track and first single “World On Fire” has ascended to #1 at U.S. Rock Radio. WORLD ON FIRE is SLASH’s third solo offering and second album with his official band The Conspirators which features MYLES KENNEDY (vocals), BRENT FITZ (drums) and TODD KERNS (bass)www.slashonline.com

About DIRECTV:
DIRECTV (NASDAQ: DTV) is one of the world’s leading providers of digital television entertainment services delivering a premium video experience through state-of-the-art technology, unmatched programming and industry leading customer service to more than 37 million customers in the U.S. and Latin America. In the U.S., DIRECTV offers its over 20 million customers access to more than 195 HD channels and Dolby-Digital® 5.1 theater-quality sound, access to exclusive sports programming such as NFL SUNDAY TICKET™, Emmy-award winning technology and higher customer satisfaction than the leading cable companies for 13 years running. DIRECTV Latin America, through its subsidiaries and affiliated companies in Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Venezuela, Colombia, and other Latin American countries, leads the pay TV category in technology, programming and service, delivering an unrivaled digital television experience to more than 17 million customers. DIRECTV sports and entertainment properties include two Regional Sports Networks (Rocky Mountain and Pittsburgh), and minority ownership interests in Root Sports Northwest and Game Show Network. For the most up-to-date information on DIRECTV, please visit www.directv.com .

About Guitar Center:
Guitar Center is the world’s largest retailer of guitars, amplifiers, drums, keyboards, recording, live sound, DJ, and lighting equipment, with more than 260 stores across the U.S. 2014 marks the milestone 50th anniversary of the Guitar Center Brand as we continue to help people make music from coast to coast. In addition, the Music & Arts division operates more than 120 stores specializing in band & orchestral instruments for sale and rental, serving teachers, band directors, college professors, and students since 1952. With an unrivaled in-store experience and passionate commitment to making gear easy-to-buy, Guitar Center is all about enabling musicians and non-musicians alike to experience the almost indescribable joy that comes from playing an instrument. All we sell is the greatest feeling on earth. For more information about Guitar Center, please visit www.guitarcenter.com.

For more information, please visit www.guitarcenter.com, contact media@guitarcenter.com, or visit our Press Room athttp://gc.guitarcenter.com/pressroom/.

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ATREYU TO CLOSE OUT 2014 WITH HOMETOWN CHRISTMAS SHOW AT THE OBSERVATORY IN ORANGE COUNTY

SHOW TAKES PLACE DECEMBER 20

BAND CAME OUT OF HIBERNATION IN 2014, WORKING ON NEW ALBUM, ITS FIRST SINCE 2009

(New York, N.Y.): Fresh off their main stage appearance at this weekend’s KNOTFEST in Southern California, which was preceded by an equally anticipated appearance at Aftershock and an off-the-hook warm-up show at the Chain Reaction in Anaheim in their native Orange County, which sold out in under 30 minutes, Atreyu will play a headlining hometown show at The Observatory in Santa Ana, California. The show will take place on December 20.

Tickets for this can’t-be-missed, all-ages show will go on sale on Friday, October 31 at 10AM PT.

“It has been far too long since we did a proper, full-scale headlining show at home,” said singer Alex Varkatzas. “We are rehearsing and pumped up to play this legendary OC venue that we have all attended so many shows at over the years.”

“Chain Reaction was the appetizer,” echoed drummer Brandon Saller. “This is the main course. The Observatory is, bar none, the best venue in Orange County. We’re exited to rip the roof off of it.”

The band is writing and demo’ing its forthcoming album, the first since 2009’s Congregation of the Damned.

Atreyu entered a period of hibernation and dormancy in 2011, after establishing itself as one of the key band of the American metal revival that dominated the ’00s. The band was recently spotlighted in VH1’s Everything You Need to Know About Metalcore list, highlighting Atreyu’s status as one of the architects of that scene and sound.

The band is equally excited about the hometown holiday show and about plans for 2015. Stay tuned for further Atreyu updates.

ARCH ENEMY premieres JUDAS PRIEST cover track

            
This October/November, metal icons ARCH ENEMY will be returning to North American soil to tour in support of their new, critically acclaimed album, War Eternal! To celebrate this momentous headlining trek, the band will be releasing a split 7″ with KREATOR, who are direct support on the run. Available starting at the Baltimore show tonight (October 23), be sure to purchase this exclusive transparent red 7″ (limited to 500 copies) at the merch table; a dark red 7″ (limited to 500 copies) will also be available on KREATOR and ARCH ENEMY’s European tour, which sees ARCH ENEMY as direct support.ARCH ENEMY covered the JUDAS PRIEST classic “Breaking The Law” for this special release; to hear their version of the track, head over to Revolver Mag.com for the premiere:
http://www.revolvermag.com/?p=67096

Michael Amott (guitar) comments: “When we do covers, we have a tendency to pick somewhat obscure songs. However, the iconic ‘Breaking The Law’ anthem by JUDAS PRIEST is anything but that of course! This just started with a fun jam in the studio, and during the process, we tried to make it sound as ARCH ENEMY as possible – it turned out pretty f’n cool, and here it is…Enjoy!”

ARCH ENEMY/KREATOR split 7″ track-listing:
Side A (ARCH ENEMY)
1. Breaking The Law (JUDAS PRIEST cover)
Side B (KREATOR)
1. Iron Destiny

ARCH ENEMY is currently touring the world in support of War Eternal, which was hailed as the band’s “strongest album in years” (DECIBEL MAGAZINE). To purchase War Eternal, head over to iTunes or AmazonMP3 for a digital copy with a bonus track; a variety of physical formats is also available at CM Distro and your local retailer.

For a preview of War Eternal, be sure to check out the following previously released videos:
–“War Eternal” music video: http://youtu.be/InRMwptcgAo
–“As The Pages Burn” lyric video: http://youtu.be/9lXuZHkOoH8
–“You Will Know My Name” music video: http://youtu.be/3Y-J7sBT_no
–“No More Regrets” music video: http://youtu.be/tc-p93x5rPQ

A special Spotify playlist by ARCH ENEMY front-woman Alissa White-Gluz can be seen here: http://open.spotify.com/user/thecenturymediafamily/playlist/1f81exjGr27u1maERAlHQf

See below for all upcoming ARCH ENEMY dates (a trailer for the USA tour can be viewed here: http://youtu.be/uLvk9z9GnbQ). VIP tickets for the North American tour are now available here: http://archenemy.soundrink.com

ARCH ENEMY – live in North America with KREATOR, HUNTRESS, STARKILL
Oct. 23, 2014 – Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
Oct. 24, 2014 – Best Buy Theater – New York, NY *
Oct. 25, 2014 – The Palladium – Worcester, MA
Oct. 26, 2014 – Upstate Concert Hall – Clifton Park, NY *
Oct. 27, 2014 – Metropolis – Montreal, QC
Oct. 28, 2014 – Imperial Theater – Quebec City, QC
Oct. 29, 2014 – The Opera House – Toronto, ON
Nov. 1, 2014 – The Garrick Centre – Winnipeg, MB *
Nov. 2, 2014 – Riddell Centre – Regina, SK *
Nov. 3, 2014 – Macewan Hall Ballroom – Calgary, AB *
Nov. 4, 2014 – Union Hall – Edmonton, AB *
Nov. 6, 2014 – Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC *
Nov. 7, 2014 – Studio Seven – Seattle, WA *
Nov. 8, 2014 – Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR *
Nov. 10, 2014 – Regency Center – San Francisco, CA
Nov. 11, 2014 – House of Blues – West Hollywood, CA
Nov. 12, 2014 – House of Blues – Anaheim, CA
Nov. 14, 2014 – The Marquee – Tempe, AZ
Nov. 15, 2014 – Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM *
Nov. 16, 2014 – Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO
Nov. 18, 2014 – Mill City Nights – Minneapolis, MN *
Nov. 19, 2014 – Mojoes – Joliet, IL
Nov. 20, 2014 – The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
Nov. 21, 2014 – Majestic Theatre – Detroit, MI
Nov. 22, 2014 – Bogarts – Cincinnati, OH
Nov. 23, 2014 – House of Blues – Cleveland, OH
*=without STARKILL

KREATOR – live in Europe with ARCH ENEMY
Nov. 26, 2014 – Le Transbordeur – Lyon, France
Nov. 27, 2014 – L’Usine – Istres, France
Nov. 28, 2014 – Razzmatazz – Barcelona, Spain
Nov. 29, 2014 – La Riviera – Madrid Spain
Dec. 1, 2014 – Le Bikini – Toulouse, France
Dec. 2, 2014 – Le Bataclan – Paris, France
Dec. 4, 2014 – 013 – Tilburg, Netherlands
Dec. 5, 2014 – MHP Arena – Ludwigsburg, Germany
Dec. 6, 2014 – Turbinenhalle – Oberhausen, Germany
Dec. 7, 2014 – Garage – Saarbrücken, Germany
Dec. 8, 2014 – Docks – Hamburg, Germany
Dec. 9, 2014 – Huxleys – Berlin, Germany
Dec. 11, 2014 – Schlachthof – Wiesbaden, Germany
Dec. 12, 2014 – Eventhall – Geiselwind, Germany
Dec. 13, 2014 – Tonhalle – München, Germany
Dec. 14, 2014 – Z7 – Pratteln, Switzerland
Dec. 16, 2014 – Institute – Birmingham, UK
Dec. 17, 2014 – O2 Academy – Bristol, UK
Dec. 18, 2014 – The Forum – London, UK
Dec. 19, 2014 – Academy – Manchester, UK
Dec. 20, 2014 – Academy – Dublin, Ireland
Dec. 21, 2014 – QMU – Glasgow, UK
Dec. 22, 2014 – O2 Academy – Newcastle, UK

ARCH ENEMY – live 2015
Jan. 22-26, 2015 – 70,000 Tons Of Metal – Miami, FL
May 2, 2015 – Karmoygeddon Festival – Kopervik, Norway

ARCH ENEMY online:
http://www.archenemy.net
http://www.facebook.com/archenemyofficial
http://www.youtube.com/user/archenemyofficial
https://twitter.com/archenemymetal
https://plus.google.com/+ArchEnemy

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