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Orange Amplification To Grant Holiday Wishes

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For the fifth year running Orange Amplification is delighted to reveal it is once again granting holiday season wishes to everyone worldwide.

Previous years have seen lucky winners receive more than $10,000 worth of gear including amps, combos, cabs, headphones and more. Orange is continuing the tradition again this year by offering everything from the current Orange Product range, giving you the chance to win a truly exceptional prize.

Contestants can enter this FREE giveaway by sharing their wish with Cliff Cooper, Orange’s Founder and CEO on their Facebook page by liking, commenting or sharing any #wishgranted post – every action increases your chances! Plus, entrants can double their chances by sharing their wish on orangeamps.com. All wishes must be posted between 1st and 24th December (11.59pm GMT) 2017.

Orange will be announcing the winners on their Facebook page on 25th December, 12PM GMT 2017 so be sure to Like and Follow their page to be notified if you win. Winners will discover whether their dream has come true on Christmas Day.

This year, as an extra bonus, Orange’s online Beginner Rock Guitar Course is FREE throughout December. Signing up will give you unlimited free access to learn the guitar at your own pace which includes video, quizzes and online help from qualified teachers. It’s worth signing up now even if you plan learning guitar in the new year to take advantage of the FREE offer!

Orange, ‘Where the Magic Happens®’. Check out the 2017 Orange Christmas Wish video here https://youtu.be/bWYnL2t-j3w.

Good fortune to all who enter.

Download: The world’s premiere rock and metal event is set to hit Australia for the first time

Live Nation, UNIFIED & Secret Sounds

Present


download Melbourne Saturday March 24, 2018

Flemington Racecourse

Optus Perks Presale: 9am (AEDT), Monday 13 November – 9am (AEDT), Tuesday 14 November

GP On Sale: 9am (AEDT), Thursday 16 November

www.downloadfestival.com.au Download is an 18+ fully licensed event

 

Korn (Only Australian Show)

Prophets of Rage | Limp Bizkit

Mastodon | Good Charlotte | NOFX

Suicidal Tendencies | Gojira | Amon Amarth

Arch Enemy | Falling In Reverse | Neck Deep | Sabaton

Hot Water Music| Of Mice & Men | The Story So Far

Northlane | Trophy Eyes | Nails | Issues | Bad Cop / Bad Cop

Ocean Grove | Psycroptic | King Parrot| Clowns

      Chase Atlantic | Cursed Earth | Alpha Wolf


The world’s premiere rock and metal event is set to hit Australia for the first time with a tsunami of international and local acts flooding Melbourne this coming March. Fifteen mammoth years in Donington UK, the spiritual home of rock, two years complete in Paris France, one year in Madrid Spain, and now… we are beyond stoked to be rolling out the welcome mat for Download Melbourne 2018.

 

News that is sure to slap a smile across the face of heavy music fans across the country, pure rock fury is set to burn through Flemington Racecourse this Autumn, twenty-eight bands, across four stages, in one day! Ice cold beer, great food and an endless crew of heavy music fans!

 

It is a great honour and very exciting that we are bringing Download Festival to Australia. Since the inception of Download UK in 2003, we have been looking for other territories to launch the festival and having successfully found a home for Download in France and Spain, we felt that the next country had to be Australia. Many rock fans from Australia have been in contact with us asking us to bring the festival to them – we have finally heard their calling and I cannot wait to put Download Australia on the map!” Andy Copping Download Founder

 

When it comes to festivals, heavy music fans have had little option of late, with Download recently expanding from its Donington stronghold, into Paris and Madrid, it seems like the perfect time for it to storm down here. Starting with a single day event in Melbourne with the intention to grow it at a sustainable pace over the coming years, to a nationally touring festival for the long term. We have 28 bands in total, 1/3 of those are Australian. We are really excited to have the Australian artists on the line up for Download Melbourne, Oz heavy acts are drawing a lot of people both here and overseas so we are happy to be able to showcase that strength.” Nigel Melder Download Melbourne Producer

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Rumors in 2016 of an imminent Australian tour announcement for 2017 from 2-time Grammy winners, Californian alt-metal heavy weights Korn, sent fans into a spin, and we are excited to confirm they will return for the first time in four years for one show only- an Australian exclusive to kick off the inaugural installment of Download! Since 1993, Korn have been obliterating preconceptions of the parameters of alternative and metal, spiked with rhythmic influences, bagpipes, and brutally honest, at times uncomfortably raw lyrics. They initiated one of heavy music’s most profound paradigm shifts in history. Their 1994 self-titled debut LP has been hailed as the most important metal record of the past 25 years.

 

The band has released twelve studio albums, countless platinum and multi-platinum releases, all of which have charted in the top ten of the Billboard Charts. Their most recent LP ‘The Serenity of Suffering’ released in 2016 debuted at #4, saw them dive back into their weighty beginnings, serving up some of the heaviest tracks fans have ever heard from Korn and reaffirming, Korn are still the unparalleled masters of alt-metal.
Tom Morello, Tim Commerford and Brad Wilk of Rage Against The Machine, Chuck D and DJ Lord of Public Enemy, and B-Real of Cypress Hill have lived the resistance from day one. They are beyond being just a band, they are a counteroffensive —  they are Prophets of Rage! An elite task force of revolutionary musicians here to wake us up, encourage us to question everything, find our voice and fight for our rights. All served on a soundtrack of furious rhythm and rhyme. It’s no surprise that in the midst of 2016’s tumultuous election, the revolutionary musicians would join together as Prophets Of Rage to combat the incoming storm. We welcome them to Download for their first Australian show. A pummeling live set that will feature tracks from their album, as well as a range of tracks from the back catalogues of the aforementioned bands!

 

Limp Bizkit what can we say, still one of the most fun and entertaining live bands from America. After 22 years and going stronger than ever, Limp Bizkit will carry their rap-rock torch loud and proud all the way to Download Melbourne 2018. Songs like ‘Rollin’, ‘My Generation’, and ‘Break Stuff’ will have everyone going full throttle. You are not going to want to miss this special appearance.

Since forming back in 2000, the mighty Mastodon have certainly made the most of their time. Performing everywhere from Coachella and Bonnaroo to Download and Sonisphere and nearly every major festival in between, they’ve headlined legendary venues such as Red Rocks and sold out shows around the globe. Their epic sets of cerebral metal casting dark shadows over pop culture, bridging the gap between hard rock and mainstream, thanks to their progressive instrumentation and multi vocalist delivery. Mastodon received ‘Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance’ GRAMMY® Award nominations in 2007, 2014 and again in 2015 and landed like a nuke on the set of Jimmy Kimmel Live for a performance earlier this year! These Atlanta natives are the cool kids of metal; fans adore them, critics applauded them and their musical peers wanna be them!
Formed in the mid-90’s, Good Charlotte have six albums and two collaborations under their belt. The band was integral in establishing a global critical mass for the pop-punk genre. The group’s 2000 self-titled debut laid the foundation with the singles ‘Little Things’ and ‘Festival Song’. Then in 2002, the breakthrough success of The Young and the Hopeless catapulted pop-punk into the stratosphere and set them on the path to worldwide superstardom. The group followed with multi-platinum albums including The Chronicles of Life and Death (2004) and Good Morning Revival (2007). Following their release Cardiology (2010), the group needed to take a breather. In November 2015, Good Charlotte released a video for the song “Makeshift Love”, a classic anthem that unabashedly screams early 2000’s. Now, after the release of their new album “Youth Authority” on MDDN July 15th, 2016, and tour dates around the world in fall 2016 and 2017, Good Charlotte are ecstatic to get back to their true purpose and continue sharing their music.

 

Birthed over a sandwich at Fairfax High in 1983, the reigning Californian kings of punk rock, NOFX are one of the most successful independent acts of all time. Successively spanning the scale between hardcore 90’s punk and vicious reggae, NOFX have remained relevant all this time by continuing to push the boundaries of their music, lyrics and good taste in a way that’s as endearing as it is infectious. When punk rock catapulted into the mainstream in the mid-nineties, NOFX skated that wave right into the mass populous, thanks to their 1994 LP ‘Punk In Drublic’, all the while keeping their feet cemented in the underground subculture who first embraced them. In the past 34 years, they have gone on to release thirteen studio LPs, including their most recent, ‘First Ditch Effort’ 2016. After battling skinhead punks in the eighties, major-label executives in the nineties and George W. Bush in the early 2000’s, NOFX are finally ready to enjoy the success they’ve been too preoccupied to embrace in the past… and it’s turning out to be pretty exciting.

The god fathers of crossover thrash, Suicidal Tendencies have been serving up their fast
hardcore punk since 1980. An ever-changing line up that remains intimidatingly tight, these Californian’s have released thirteen studio records over the past three decades, touring relentlessly around the globe becoming more intense, and more immense as the year go by! Mike “Cyco Miko” Muir will land in Australia joined by, Dean Pleasants, Jeff Pogan, Ra Díaz, and ex Slayer drumming genius Dave Lombardo.

 

Musically, French quartet Gojira gracefully swing between quaking and quivering guitars, mind-bending percussion, chillingly elegant melodies, and cosmic atmospherics. The band has always dealt in extremes, uncovering light in darkness and finding beauty in heaviness. Since their 1996 beginnings they have made their mark as one of the paramount metals bands of this generation.

Amon Amarth have been marching purposefully from triumph to greater triumph for the last two decades. Formed amid the fertile Swedish metal scene in the mid 90’s, these dedicated diehards brought a new sense of drama and destruction to the world of heavy music, propagating tales of Viking mythology and mortal combat over a devastating soundtrack of crushing rhythms, refined melody and rousing, rebellious refrains. Their latest album, Magma debuted at #11 on the ARIA chart!!
Sweden’s Arch Enemy are one of the most explosive and proficient metal bands of modern times! They have spent the last 20 years propagating an unerring creed of technical excellence, songwriting genius and thunderous, irresistible live performance, accruing a huge global fan base along the way since their inception in the mid 90’s.

Vegas rock gods Falling In Reverse walk that fine line between genius and insanity, self-seriousness and self-deprecation, implosion and explosion! The five piece have built a fanatical fan base off the back of the ridiculous vocal range of frontman Ronnie Radke and their enigmatic, unrelenting live shows that are nothing short of spectacular!

Wrexham pop-punks Neck Deep’s trajectory of the last half decade has been, seemingly, one of unbridled success. Comprehensively the most successful British band in the history of their genre, and with an average age of just 23, they have risen – at a pace so head-spinning it nearly snapped necks – to become the zeitgeist capturing band of their generation and scene.

Our favourite Swedish war machine Sabaton are on their way to worldwide heavy metal domination, these platinum selling these platinum selling, Falun-based heavy metal heroes are headlining to Download, no mercy will be given and all guns will be blazing, when this tireless killing machine will blow fans to another dimension!

If you have any love in your heart for beefy and unpretentious punk rock, Florida’s Hot Water Music are your band! They have remained a vital and increasingly relevant part of the punk landscape for the past twenty-five years, thanks to their no-frills approach and ability to balance their formative punk-rock grit with an engagingly catchy melody.

Of Mice & Men have hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Rock and Independent Charts and No. 4 on the genre-spanning Top 200. They’ve racked up over 153 million Spotify streams, 20 million YouTube views and close to 5 million social media followers. They’ve played hundreds of shows for packed-house-crowds around the world, released four studio albums to critical acclaim, and recorded tracks that have blanketed rock radio airwaves. Their sound has broken through obstacles of language, distance and culture. Of Mice & Men have accomplished all that and more over the course of a mere eight years!

The grassroots, back-to-basics authenticity of The Story So Far is a blast of renewing fresh air! Their refreshing, energetic and impressively honest take on hardcore-infused pop-punk music propelled them to the cover of the 2013 Alternative Press 100 Bands You Need To Know issue, to the enduring subcultural benchmark the Vans Warped Tour, and into the hearts and minds of listeners.

Sydney five-piece Northlane are an ARIA award-winning, chart-topping metal band shaping into one of the most successful Australian heavy music exports ever, with critics drawing comparisons to established acts like Linkin Park and System Of A Down. Their latest LP, Mesmer, was released in March 2017 with no forewarning and has been streamed 10 million times since.

Trophy Eyes are known for their raw emotion, depth of introspection and courage whilst at the forefront of a new wave in alternative rock. The Novocastrian five-piece have been amassing a dedicated and rapidly growing fan base across the globe after their critically acclaimed release ‘Chemical Miracle’ debuted in the top 10 in late 2016, selling out headline tours and crashing festival stages worldwide ever since.

 

California’s Nails have parlayed their influences into a ruthless, no compromise explosion of sound, where speed and groove fight for supremacy. Their caustic, take-no-prisoners grindcore tunes have earned them the reputation of being the angriest band in hardcore!

Issues broke big by infusing their metal-punk hybrid with pop-perfect melodies and the heavy rhythms of hip-hop and R&B. With their crushing guitar riffs, commanding vocals, and brutally intense drumming, the Atlanta five piece throw out an untamable energy that’s nothing short of exhilarating.

Los Angeles quartet Bad Cop/Bad Cop are on a mission to make the whole world feminist with their aggressive pop punk, and the world is listening, they don’t have a choice, these boss ladies are driving their political soaked message home hard with humour laced ferocity.

Ocean Grove take us on a breathless trip through a 90’s nostalgia that visits the best of the Beastie Boys, Silverchair and Korn, these Melbourne kids nabbed a triple J feature record on their debut ‘The Rhapsody Tapes’, that has been hailed as one of the great heavy records of 2017!

Isolation can often result in unique outcomes, Psycroptic hail from the tiny, frosty, untamed and detached Australian state that is Tasmania, and have become an unparalleled act in an enigmatic worldwide movement commonly known as death metal!

Melbourne’s unhinged extreme metal villains King Parrot deliver blistering upper-cuts of thrash punk chaos that will leave you dazzled by the road-side, ravaged and aroused, wondering what the hell just hit you!

Insubordinate instigators of madness, Clowns are bad ass motherfuckers from Melbourne manufacturing distortion drenched punk laden power pop, they are coming to kick your arse and ruin your life!

Chase Atlantic are a trio of brothers and one longtime friend who produce, perform, and passionately conjure up dark alternative pop punctuated by rock and R&B! These Aussies blur the lines between a nocturnal aesthetic and primal bliss!

Cursed Earth are Perth’s most unrelenting metal band! They have been on a fast-upward trajectory since their inception in 2014, Metal Hammer dubbed them a “jaw-dropping edition to the new school of unrelenting hardcore”!

Taking the heavy riffs of their downbeat and deathcore contemporaries, mixing that with the groove of the current wave of nu-metal bands, and adding a melody that completely their own; meet Melbourne’s Alpha Wolf!

TICKETS TO DOWNLOAD
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Max tickets per transaction – 10

Payment methods – VISA and MasterCard

downloadfestival.com.au/tickets

 

Optus Perks Presale: 9am AEDT, Monday 13 November – 9am AEDT, Tuesday 14 November

GP On Sale: 9am AEDT, Thursday 16 November

 

Ticket prices:

GA – $169.90 + booking fees and credit card charges

RIP – $289.90 + booking fees and credit card charges

 

Optus Perks Presale www.optusperks.com.au/events

Optus customers can grab tickets first with the exclusive Optus Perks Pre-sale, running from 9am (AEDT) Monday 13 November to 9am (AEDT) Tuesday 14 November. Login to Optus Perks or click on “Perks” in the My Optus app to secure your tickets before they go on sale anywhere else.

 

2018 EVENT INFORMATION: 

March 24th Flemington Racecourse 18+ event

  

LISTEN TO THE 2018 LINE-UP PLAYLIST:

 https://open.spotify.com/embed/user/downloadfestau/playlist/05e0VyQ7Aa8DdtSWAdg8jJ

DOWNLOAD APP:

App Store for iOS = http://bit.ly/DLMELB2018_iOS

 

Google Play Store for Android = http://bit.ly/DLMELB2018_Android

 

TRANSPORT:

Flemington is the home of Australia’s largest sporting and entertainment event – The Melbourne Cup Carnival. Flemington has hosted some of the largest one day music Festivals to hit Australia including Soundwave, Big day and Future.

Flemington is only six kilometers from Melbourne’s CBD and is easily accessible by car, taxi, train, tram, helicopter or ferry.

 

By train

Trains run throughout the day, departing from Flinders Street Station, stopping at Southern Cross and North Melbourne Stations before arriving at Flemington’s.

Travel time is approximately 15 minutes.

 

By tram

The No. 57 tram runs from the corner of Elizabeth Street and Flinders Street directly to the Flemington Racecourse main gates.

Travel time is approximately 30 minutes.

 

 

 

 

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Driftwood At Doheny State Beach

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Country Music, Craft Beer & BBQ Festival
Returns To Doheny State Beach In Orange County, CA
Expands To Two Days During Veterans Day Weekend
Saturday, November 11 & Sunday, November 12

Festival Produced By SGE & Brew Ha Ha Productions
Features Craft Beer Tasting, Top Regional BBQ & Music From
Chase Rice, Kip Moore, Frankie Ballard, Dan + Shay, Maddie and Tae & More

Specially Priced Early Bird Tickets Available Wednesday, July 12
General Onsale Starts Friday, July 14

Country Music • Craft Beer • BBQ

After a successful first year in 2016, Driftwood at Doheny State Beach expands to two days for Veterans Day Weekend 2017 in Orange County, CA. Driftwood will feature country music, California-focused craft beer, and top notch BBQ at the scenic Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, CA on Saturday, November 11 and Sunday, November 12, with performances from Chase RiceKip MooreFrankie BallardDan + ShayMaddie and Tae and more.

Produced by premier music festival production company Synergy Global Entertainment (SGE) and Orange County, California’s most successful and respected craft beer festival producer Brew Ha Ha ProductionsDriftwood at Doheny State Beach will feature over 100 craft beers and some of the best BBQ in the region, along with music from top country musicartists.

Chase Rice explains, “We love sharing the new music with our fans at festivals like Driftwood because the energy [of the crowd while on stage] is exactly why we got into music in the first place. A lot of the creativity that went into this new album was inspired by our fans and moments like those we have on stage…we can’t wait to share that experience with such an incredible setting. Craft beer and Country music, it doesn’t get any better.”

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Cameron Collins, Co-Founder & Director of Events at Brew Ha Ha Productions said, “Driftwood was so well received last year that we’re bringing it back this Veterans Day weekend for two days of the best craft beer, country music and BBQ ever to hit the Pacific coastline!”

A very limited quantity of specially priced Early Bird tickets for Driftwood at Doheny State Beach will be available from Wednesday, July 12 at 10:00 AM PT through Friday, July 14 at 9:59 AM PT, while supplies last. Sign up at www.DriftwoodFest.com to receive a password to purchase Early Bird tickets. Regularly priced tickets go on sale on Friday, July 14at 10:00 AM PT.

Driftwood at Doheny State Beach kicks off at 1:00 PM each day, with VIP early entry beginning at Noon. Festival attendees will choose from over 100 craft beers to taste until 4:00 PM (for those 21 and up), and will have the chance to enjoy the best of California’s BBQ. Three hours of unlimited craft beer tastings are included with admission. After 4:00 PM, fans under 21 years old are welcome. Music lasts until 9:30 PM on Saturday and 9:00 PM on Sunday. Craft beer, wine and cocktails will be available for those 21 and up to purchase throughout both days.

Festival attendees will be able to roam throughout the lush grass areas of Doheny State Beach, right off the shore of the Pacific Ocean, touching the sand.

The initial list of participating breweries includes: Chapman CraftedNoble Ale WorksBottle Logic BrewingModern TimesPizza Port, and Beachwood Brewing, with many more to be announced.

The daily music lineup for Driftwood at Doheny State Beach is as follows:

  • Saturday, November 11:

    Chase Rice, Frankie Ballard, A Thousand Horses, Cassadee Pope, Lit, Caroline Jones

  • Sunday, November 12:

    Kip Moore, Dan + Shay, Maddie and Tae, Canaan Smith, RaeLynn

General Admission and VIP tickets will be available for purchase for the following prices. All tickets include craft beer tasting and access to view the music stage.

On sale Wednesday, July 12 at 10:00 AM PT:

  • Early Bird Single Day Tickets (limited quantity): Starting at $49

On sale Friday, July 14 at 10:00 AM PT:

  • Single Day Tickets: starting at $59
  • Weekend Tickets: starting at $99
  • VIP Single Day Tickets: starting at $99
  • VIP Weekend Tickets: starting at $198
  • Single Day Backstage Meet & Greet + VIP Lounge with Early Entry Ticket: $249 per day
    • Includes 1 VIP admission ticket to Driftwood
    • Backstage Meet and Greet with select Driftwood artist at a specific time

All VIP Tickets include access to a VIP Entry Lane and VIP Lounge, with:

  • • Exclusive craft beer tastings
  • • VIP viewing area of the stage
  • • Private restrooms
  • • VIP cash bar
  • • One hour early entry for craft beer tastings (for those 21+), starting at 12:00 PM

Parking at Driftwood at Doheny State Beach will be extremely limited, so attendees are strongly encouraged to carpool and rideshare.

Shuttle passes are available for only $10 per person, roundtrip. Parking is available (first come, first served) at the shuttle pick up at the Outlets at San Clemente (101 W. Avenida Vista Hermosa, San Clemente, CA 92672). Shuttles will run every thirty minutes from 11:30 AM — 10:00 PM between Outlets at San Clemente and Doheny State Beach. The shuttle will be free for active and retired military with ID. Visit www.DriftwoodFest.com for details. Free bike parking will also be available at Doheny State Beach.

A portion of the proceeds from Driftwood at Doheny State Beach will be donated to the San Onofre Parks Foundation—a California non-profit that cooperatively works with the California State Parks to develop, preserve and enhance the recreation and experience of California’s unique and beautiful coastal parks—and the Doheny State Beach Interpretive Association (DSBIA), the non-profit cooperating association of Doheny State Beach, dedicated to the protection of the park’s beaches, facilities, marine refuge and its historical, cultural and social stories.

Doheny State Beach is easily accessible by car from Los Angeles County, San Diego County, the Inland Empire, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Tucson, the San Joaquin Valley, and via flights to Orange County’s John Wayne Airport.

The festival producers encourage attendees to drink responsibly.

Sponsors for Driftwood at Doheny State Beach include Pacifico, Ballast Point, Deep Eddy, Rockstar Energy Drink, Musicians Institute, Cosmic Fog, Weinerschnitzel, Krave, Bark Thins, and more.

For the most up-to-date information on Driftwood at Doheny State Beach, please visit:

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Iron Maiden Mascot Eddie Invades Angry Birds Evolution

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LOS ANGELES, CA – October 16, 2017 – Run to the Hills as Rovio Entertainment, the creators of the international phenomenon Angry Birds pays tribute to heavy metal legends, Iron Maiden, with an epic Halloween collaboration in Angry Birds Evolution.

As one of the most recognizable figures in the world of metal, Eddie, the iconic mascot of Iron Maiden, will be a special playable character as “Eddie The Bird” in Angry Birds Evolution this Halloween season.

“Our team is filled with massive Iron Maiden fans and Eddie was both our first choice & a natural fit in Angry Birds Evolution,” said Miika Tams, VP Games and Product Lead for Angry Birds Evolution, “It’s about time his status as a true rock icon was celebrated and we know that fans will love seeing Eddie The Bird raise hell on Bird Island!”

Players can crank up their Angry Birds Evolution team on October 18 during a special two-week character event for the most metal Halloween ever! Players who successfully recruit Eddie The Bird to their team during that time will be able to keep him forever.

“When you get a call from Rovio, one of the biggest entertainment companies in the world confessing that they are Maiden fans and want to celebrate Halloween with Eddie you just have to take notice. They have outdone themselves with this incredible tribute to Maiden and the opportunity to share the band’s music with their millions of players around the world. I really can’t wait to play him and skittle those pigs!” Llexi Leon, Interactive Creative Director at Phantom Music Management.

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To celebrate Eddie The Bird’s arrival in a big way, there will be four evolutions of the character to represent different albums from Iron Maiden’s storied history. In addition, the Bird Island will be transformed into a Halloween themed heavy metal oasis with a land full of hair-raising and loving tributes to Eddie, Iron Maiden and the heavy metal universe.

Rovio is also planning to offer fans some exclusive ‘Eddie The Bird’ merchandise, made available for a limited time during this unique event.

Finally, look out for ‘Eddie The Bird’ migrating to Iron Maiden’s own ‘Iron Maiden: Legacy Of The Beast’ mobile RPG in 2018.

Horns up? Wings up more like!

Inaugural Ride For Dime East Coast Tri-State Chapter Charity Event This Weekend

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Getcha’ pull! The very first Ride For Dime East Coast Tri-State chapter charity event and concert is set to take place at New Jersey’s Starland Ballroom on Saturday, August 26th, and the lineup is awesome. Bands confirmed for the event include Thy Will Be Done, Silvertomb, Frost Coalition, Black Water Rising, IKILLYA, Alekhine’s Gun, Hammerfight, Lethal Affection, Negative Sky, Common Wealth, Throwdown Syndicate, Kalopsia, Whiskey Time Machine, Palaceburn, Apparition and Enigma Machine. Plus, there will be an All-Star Jam featuring John DeServio, Johnny Kelly, Bob Pantella, Marc Rizzo, Stickman, Mike Lepond, John Outcalt, Corey Pierce, Jack Frost, Ken Dubman, Jennifer “Jenncity” Arroyo, Alan Tecchio, Jay Waterman, and more.

The event will also have special guest hosts such as comedian Don Jamieson, heavy metal personalities and reality stars Adam Poch, Jennifer “Jenncity” Arroyo and Natalie Jansen, alt-model and TV personality Marilyn Mansfield, and the return of Mistress Juliya.

Doors will open at 12:00pm sharp, and tickets are on sale now for just $25. Day of show tickets will go up to $30, so get your tickets now here at the discounted price.

Proceeds will go to two major non-profit charities: MusiCares, which provides confidential emergency health and human services and addition recovery to music people in need, and Marines Care, which provides benevolent assistance to wounded military members, those on active duty, and veterans nationwide, plus their families.

Ride For Dime organizer and former God Forbid drummer Corey Pierce shares his thoughts on the event, “I feel honored to be surrounded by talented and caring people who love music, and who loved Darryl as a musician, but also loved what he stood for throughout his life. This event is a step in strengthening the metal family while showing our admiration and respect for one of metals greatest legends, and I am so happy to be a part of it.

Alekhine’s Gun‘s Jessica Pimentel said this:”We are honored to be a part of this wonderful evening – so much so that we broke our hiatus to participate in raising money and awareness for these great charities, especially MusiCares who helped us out after the devastation of Hurricane Sandy ruined our music equipment and studio. We look forward to enjoying all the bands and fans and having a great time. Getcha’ pull for Dimebag Darrell!

Former Type O Negative and current Danzig drummer Johnny Kelly added: “I‘m really looking forward to taking part in the upcoming RIDE FOR DIME show! I’ve had the privilege of playing at other RFD shows in the past, but getting to do it in my hometown will be even more fun! It’s all for a good cause and I’m always happy to be a part of anything that helps preserve Dime’s legacy.

For more information on RIDE FOR DIME East Coast Tri-State chapter charity event, visit the event’s Facebook page!

Iron Maiden, Ghost, Kamelot and Exodus take over San Bernardino

 

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IRON MAIDEN
WE ARE ALL Blood Brothers!

kamelot_rnrindustries-1It was a hot day in San Bernardino Saturday but that didn’t stop the crowd from coming out and Moshing! When Exodus hit the stage the pits started and never slowed down tell Iron Maiden was done playing their final encore! When you go to an Iron Maiden show they remind you that age is just a number from the 25,000+ fans that were in attendance that consisted of long time fans in their senior years to young kids, I saw one young man attending the show with his dad who was no more then 5 but had hair down to his waist and his denim vest full of patches eager to watch the show! Not to mention the guys that are in the band who run around like they are still in their 20’s for the entire show!

 

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But what makes an Iron Maiden show so special is the message that they give to their fans, when so many bands are using music to push their political beliefs (where not going to name any names!) Bruce introduced ‘Blood Brothers’ by pointing out all the flags in the audience and how we come from all over the world and all walks of life and that we are there for one thing to Enjoy Music Together! That it doesn’t matter who we love-whether it’s a man or a women, what religion we practice- even if you worship Darth Vader, that we all came there together, alive and that we were going to leave there the same way! To look out for one another (especially in the pit) that we are all there to have a great time, drink some beers and listen to our favorite music! So grab your flag and wave it proudly especially if that flag happens to be an Iron Maiden Flag!

 

 

 

Iron Maiden Set List

If Eternity Should Fail
Speed of Light
Wrathchild
Children of the Damned
Death or Glory
The Red and the Black
The Trooper
Powerslave
The Great Unknown
The Book of Souls
Fear of the Dark
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Encore

The Number of the Beast
Blood Brothers
Wasted Years

ALL Photos by Stephanie Cabral

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5 REASONS NOT TO MISS THE INAUGURAL SANTA CLARTIA BOOTS & BREWS COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL TOMORROW

Entertainment to include some of country music’s hottest rising stars on Saturday, June 17th in
Santa Clarita

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(Santa Clarita, CA) – The first annual Boots & Brews Country Music Festival is coming to Santa Clarita’s beautiful Central
Park this month. This family-friendly affair will feature a full day of the very best in delicious food vendors, refreshing
craft beer and, of course, dance-worthy country music. Country music lovers, craft beer enthusiasts, fun-seekers and
families alike can find a wide variety of activities and exciting diversions at the festival including:

1. The music: Enjoy a stellar country music lineup the likes of which are rarely seen in LA County, including multiaward
winner Easton Corbin, hitmaking duo Maddie & Tae, Texan trio Midland (whose song “Drinkin’ Problem” is
currently climbing the country charts), alongside Tennessee native-turned NBC’s The Voice alum Morgan Wallen.
2. Ice-cold beer, margaritas and other refreshments: Enjoy access to over some of California’s finest craft beers for
purchase – for the 21 and up crowd, of course.
3. Great food: An array of delicious food vendors will be onsite, with the very best in tasty offerings available for
purchase by hungry festival-goers.
4. The scenery: This gorgeous venue was chosen for a reason. Enjoy the park’s natural beauty and famous SoCal
weather for a laid-back alternative to the usual overwhelming arena festival setting.
5. Make a weekend of it: Traveling to the festival? Make the most of the trip! Santa Clarita’s proximity to some of
Southern California’s finest amusement parks and highway networks means SoCal’s finest beaches are just a
short drive away. Book a room with festival sponsors at the Santa Clarita Holiday Inn Express or Best Western for
a comfortable room at an affordable rate.

The Boots & Brews Country Music Festival will take place on Saturday, June 17 at Santa Clarita Central Park, 21750
Bouquet Canyon Road, Santa Clarita CA 91350 from 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm.

ABOUT BOOTS & BREWS:
Tickets for this rollicking, rain-or-shine event are on sale now. Food, beverages and dancing boots not included with
ticket purchase. General admission tickets are available now for $45. Children 10 and under may attend for free with a
ticketed adult. Attendees must be at least 21 years of age with valid I.D. to purchase alcoholic beverages. Visit
www.bootsandbrews.com for more information including set times, or to purchase tickets.

Yucaipa Music and Arts Festival, May 5-7, 2017 with a feature performance by rock artists Marcy Playground, Dishwalla, Fuel, and Candlebox

The City of Yucaipa will host the 6th Annual Yucaipa Music and Arts Festival, May 5-7, 2017, in the Historic Uptown District. Thousands will gather to enjoy a musical explosion that promises to leave all in anticipation for next year.

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With this Festival, the City brings together various styles of music for three fun-filled days of lyrical pleasure. The Festival is sure to draw thousands of people for a full weekend of fun and relaxation.

The Yucaipa Music and Arts Festival’s appeal as an affordable family event is one of many reasons it is quickly becoming a premier event in the Inland Empire and in Southern California.

This year’s festivities will offer a lineup of classic rock and country themed musical entertainment with a feature performance by rock artists Marcy Playground, Dishwalla, Fuel, and Candlebox. Friday night entertainment will feature performances by Yachty by Nature and country music sensation James Wesley. The Festival will close Sunday evening with the San Bernardino Teen Music Workshop and Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers.

Come immerse yourself in the full experience of the Historic Uptown by visiting local vendors and farmers’ market booths, participating in the “Taste of Our Town,” and cheer on your favorite performer in the Yucaipa’s Got Talent competition. Watch adult tricycle racing, sponsored by the local Kiwanis and Rotary Clubs or be mesmerized by the roaming entertainment. If precious stones and art is your interest, then the Gem and Mineral Show and Artists’ Row is a must see! Once again, the City is partnering with the Woman’s Club, located on Adams and Ave A, to offer a nice cool place to hold the Flower Show.

Don’t forget the kids! There’s plenty for them to do with carnival rides, a kids zone, and a dedicated youth stage. If you’re hungry, no need to leave the event, a wide variety of food vendors will be on hand to satisfy your taste buds. These are just a few of the activities planned for the event, so take a look around and see all that is in store for the 2017 Yucaipa Music and Arts Festival.

Event attendance and parking is free. Tickets and wristbands will be sold for carnival rides and certain event attractions and a beer and wine garden will be available Friday thru Sunday for those over 21 years of age.

For more information on the Music and Arts Festival visit our website at: www.yucaipamusicandarts.org or contact us at (909) 790-7460. Don’t miss the great entertainment and activities in store for you!

 

Festival goers will enjoy 4 stages and the Performing Arts Recital (held at the Woman’s Club) with a great selection of bands!

MAIN STAGE

Friday, 6:15pm – 7:45pm Yachty By Nature
Friday, 8:15 pm Sonorus
Friday, 9:00pm – 10:00pm James Wesley
Saturday, 5:30pm Welcome & National Anthem
Saturday, 6:00pm – 10:00pm Rockin’ Road Trip ’17
Saturday, 6:00pm-6:30pm Dishwalla
Saturday, 6:45pm-7:15pm Marcy Playground
Saturday, 7:45pm-8:45pm Candlebox
Saturday, 9:15pm-10:15pm Fuel
Sunday, 2:00pm San Bernardino Teen Workshop
Sunday, 5:30pm-7:00pm Rod Piazza and the Mighty Flyers

 

FIRST STREET STAGE

The First Street Stage will be located on Yucaipa Boulevard west of First Street. This stage will be filled with local talent throughout the weekend.

Friday, 6:30pm-10:00pm Yucaipa’s Got Talent!
Saturday, 1:00pm Yucaipa High School Improv Team
Saturday, 2:00pm Seussical
Saturday, 3:00pm-4:00pm Yucaipa Dance Studio
Saturday, 4:00pm-8:00pm Daband Rocks
Sunday, 2:00pm-4:00pm Sweet Kicks
Sunday, 4:00pm-6:00pm Retroblast

 

Y-DISTRICT STAGE

The Y-District Street Stage will be located on Yucaipa Blvd. east of Adams Street. This stage will be filled with entertainment by young adults ages 16 to 24

Friday, 6:00pm San Bernardino Teen Workshop
Friday, 8:00pm-9:00pm Jack Adams and Nick Noble
Saturday, 12:00pm San Bernardino Teen Workshop
Saturday, 4:00pm The Nervous System

 

KIDS ZONE STAGE

Sunday, 12:00pm DJ Sparqz
Sunday, 3:00pm-3:45pm Yucaipa Dance Studio

 

PERFORMING ARTS RECITAL

The Performing Arts Recital will take place at the Woman’s Club.

Saturday, 12:00pm Treble Clefs
Saturday, 12:25pm Star Maker Talent Show Winners
Saturday, 1:00pm Jessica, Vocal Coach Recital
Saturday, 2:00pm Robert Keith Presler Jr. YHS Instrumental Recital
Saturday, 3:00pm Klarise Peters followed by Nicholas Ready
Saturday, 4:00pm Conservatory of Music Recital
Sunday, 12:00pm YHS Musicians Jam Session

BROKEN HOPE – Unveil ‘Mutilated and Assimilated’ cover art, tracklist and formats!

Chicago’s very own conductors of Death Metal brutality, BROKEN HOPE are pleased to announce details of their forthcoming full length album, Mutilated And Assimilated, which will see the light of day on Friday June 23rd 2017 via Century Media Records.

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Regarding the new album—-BH guitarist/lyricist/founding father Jeremy Wagner says:

“BROKEN HOPE studio album number SEVEN?! Un-fucking-believable! I’m floored at how amazing our new album turned out. The songs are relentless and violent and dark and heavy–and ALL from a fresh and ferocious place we haven’t shared before. Moreover, thanks to my new studio and the stellar work of engineering/producing Jedi–SCOTT CREEKMORE–the production is on a sonic level like we’ve never had in our career.

Thanks to my brothers: DAMIAN, MIKE, MATT, DIEGO, and SCOTT–ALL of whom brought their amazing talent and skills not just to the table, but kicked it into the stratosphere! Thank you to WES BENSCOTER for collaborating with us to create the epic/sick/THING-inspired album artwork, and a huge thanks to CENTURY MEDIA worldwide for being in our corner with this new album.

For me personally, I feel MUTILATED and ASSIMILATED is my own finest hour as a guitarist and lyricist since I formed this band as teenager. I ‘ve never felt this inspired before. The album has my strongest riffage to date, it also has Leski riffage on a few songs, it has my best friends on it, and in a crazy twist, I used JEFF HANNEMAN’s guitars to write the album with and used them to track with in honor of his influence on myself AND the world of metal. 

There’s a LOT going on with this new BH album! I can’t wait for you all to hear MUTILATED and ASSIMILATED. DEATH METAL forever!”
Release date: June 23rd 2017
The album will be released as a Limited Edition CD+DVD Digipak in North America and in a Special Edition CD+DVD Digipak in Europe, as well as digital & streaming versions available on all the major outlets worldwide.

The LP version will be released in the following vinyl colors:
Gatefold “Peeled Flesh” neon pink LP+CD: US Exclusive
Gatefold “Antarctic” blue LP+CD: Band Exclusive
Ltd. Gatefold black LP+CD: available via European stores
Ltd. Gatefold transp. red LP+CD: CM Distro Europe Exclusive

Mutilated and Assimilated Track List:
1.The Meek Shall Inherit Shit (02:48)
2. The Bunker (03:28)
3. Mutilated and Assimilated (03:31)
4. Outback Incest Clan (02:31)
5. Malicious Meatholes (03:50)
6. Blast Frozen (01:58)
7. The Necropants (03:14)
8. The Carrion Eaters (03:07)
9. Russian Sleep Experiment (03:15)
10. Hell’s Handpuppets (02:48)
11. Beneath Antarctic Ice (01:25)
12. Swamped-In Gorehog (06:21)

Don Jamieson reveals details for new comedy album, ‘Communication Breakdown’; launches new track, “Kiefer”, online

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On April 21st, former “That Metal Show” host and comedian Don Jamieson will release his new comedy album, Communication Breakdown, via Metal Blade Records. Recorded at The Funny Stop in Cuyahoga Falls, OH, Communication Breakdown‘s title and cover come from Don‘s Rutgers University senior yearbook photo. Don explains: “My young nieces and nephews found the photo at my mom’s house and starting texting me how funny it was, and when I saw it again after so many years, I agreed! I majored in communication, so it was just a matter of adding the ‘Breakdown’ to it, which is obviously something you never want to happen in comedy.” For a preview of Communication Breakdown, the track “Kiefer” can be heard at:metalblade.com/donjamieson – where the album can also be pre-ordered.

Communication Breakdown track-listing:
1. Dave Mustaine Riffs, Intervention, Baby in t…
2. Sober, Finger-Banging, Drunk Logic
3. Weed, Cigs, Election 2016
4. Kiefer
5. Myrtle Beach
6. Free Clinic, Raccoons
7. Rockers Aren’t P.C.
8. Where Have All the Rock Stars Gone?
9. Rocking Women, Viking Metal, Big Four
10. Vagina No-No’s, Van Fucker, Doggie Style
11. Dating at 50, Threesome (Almost)
12. Brad & Angelina, Great Head, Mr. Brownstone
13. Johnny Depp

Named one of the top 10 metalhead comedians by Revolver Magazine, Don has captured some of his most irreverent work to-date on his third album, Communication Breakdown. Don explains: “This album has tons of jokes but really revolves around 4 or 5 longer stories, which is something I’ve never really done before. I usually just like shot gunning jokes like beers at a frat party, but this time around I tried something a little different. It took a while to develop them for the stage but am really happy with the way they turned out, particularly the track ‘Kiefer’, which is a true story about a crazy night with the ’24’ actor.
Other than that, there’s a little bit of something for everyone on this disc, and I hope people who buy or steal it enjoy it as much as I do.”

Don Jamieson online:
http://www.donjamieson.com
https://twitter.com/realdonjamieson
https://www.facebook.com/donjamiesonofficial

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