The official video for the song "Adrenalize" from Southern California's IN THIS MOMENT can be seen below. The track comes off the band's fourth album, "Blood", which sold around 20,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 15 on the Billboard 200 chart.
Commented IN THIS MOMENT: "We are thrilled to finally unleash the'Adrenalize' video on the masses. We created something that surpasses our highly successful video for 'Blood' and now that we have your attention we are going to make you feel filthy, captivated, and at the same time disturbingly aroused. Love or hate us, we guarantee you will keep coming back for more."
Released on August 14, 2012 via Century Media Records, "Blood" was once again produced by Kevin Churko, who has previously worked withOZZY OSBOURNE and FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, among others.
IN THIS MOMENT began work on the new album just a few months following the departures of drummer Jeff Fabb and guitarist Blake Bunzel, who left the band in 2011 in order to join the backing group of"American Idol" finalist James Durbin. Fabb and Bunzel have since been replaced by Tom Hane (THYATEIRA) and Randy Weitzel(FLATLINE, 3/13, AMERICAN MASSACRE), respectively.
"Blood" was released in December as a double-disc set through Hot Topic. The special package contained the full original "Blood" album on one disc, and a second disc that featured a cover of the NINE INCH NAILS classic "Closer", as well as four additional new remixes of songs on"Blood":
NEWSTED, the new band led by former METALLICA, VOIVOD and FLOTSAM AND JETSAM bassist Jason Newsted, has completed recording its first full-length album, to be released later this year. NEWSTED is scheduled to begin mixing the effort later this week, with more details to be announced soon.
NEWSTED will kick off its first-ever U.S. tour on April 19 in Walnut Creek, California. The 14-date trek will conclude on May 23 in Asbury Park, New Jersey and will lead into a number of European festival appearances for the band, which is completed by STAIND guitarist Mike Mushok, drummerJesus Mendez Jr. and guitarist Jessie Farnsworth.
"It was obvious from the word go that Mike is one of us," Jason said about Mushok's addition to the group. "Professional, focused, happy and grateful to be able to make our beautiful noise together!"
"I loved the old-school vibe of [NEWSTED's] 'Metal' EP, and when we got together to jam, it really felt great," added Mushok.
"STAIND is taking a break for a while, so when Jason asked if I was interested in joining them to record an album and play on the upcoming tour, it was perfect timing. All I could say was, 'Hell yeah! I'm totally down for this.'"
"Metal", the debut EP from NEWSTED, sold around 6,200 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 62 on The Billboard 200 chart.
"Metal" was released on January 8 exclusively via iTunes. The EP was made available as a physical CD on January 15.
"Metal" contains the following tracks:
* King Of The Underdogs
"Soldierhead", the first video from NEWSTED, can be seen below. Directed by Leon Melas, the clip was filmed on December 15, 2012 in an abandoned factory in California.
Jason Newsted - Bass, Lead Vocals Jesus Mendez Jr. (THE NAPOLEON BLOWNAPARTS) - Drums Jessie Farnsworth - Guitar, Backing Voice Mike Mushok (STAIND) – Guitar
VOLBEAT Presented With Canadian Gold Plaques For 'Beyond Hell/Above Heaven'
"Beyond Hell/Above Heaven", the fourth album from Danish/American metal rock 'n' rollers VOLBEAT, was certified gold on January 29 by theCanadian Recording Industry Association for sales in excess of 40,000 copies in Canada. The band members were presented with gold plaques prior to their concert last night (Sunday, April 7) at the Sound Academy in Toronto, Ontario.
Released in 2010, "Beyond Hell/Above Heaven" featured three No. 1 rock radio hits: "A Warrior's Call", "Still Counting" and "Heaven Nor Hell".
VOLBEAT has released the video for "Cape Of Our Hero", the first single from the Danish band's upcoming album, "Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies". The song has just hit rock radio, while the clip tells the story of a young man who looks back at his youth and remembers his father as the most heroic figure in his life. Guitarist/vocalist Michael Poulsen told The Pulse Of Radio that the song was very personal to him. "I lost my father four, five years ago and I believe that every man in this universe, you know, they have their heroes and most of us are looking at our dad as a big hero," he said. "And so, of course, I'm singing about a little boy who lost his father, and then at the same time he loses his belief in his superheroes."
"Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies" will be released on April 9.
Former ANTHRAX member Rob Caggiano, who was a producer on the new disc, recently joined the band as its new guitarist. He replaces guitarist Thomas Bredahl, who was given his walking papers in November 2011.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs, AWOLNATION, Imagine Dragons & More Added to Summerfest Lineup
The lineup for the 46th annual Summerfest just got a whole lot bigger. On Thursday, event producers released a video announcement, featuring comedian Lewis Black, to reveal a massive number of bands that will be appearing at this year’s event. Yeah Yeah Yeahs, AWOLNATION, Imagine Dragons, CAKE, MGMT, Silversun Pickups,Grouplove, Dropkick Murphys, Atlas Genius, The Airborne Toxic Event, O.A.R. andCapital Cities have been added to the roster, which includes previously announced performers Rush, fun. and the recently-reunited Violent Femmes. A comedy stage hosted by Black will also be featured at the festival.
Summerfest runs June 26-30 and July 2-7 in Milwaukee, WI. To see the complete artist roster, head over to Summerfest.com.
Imagine Dragons to Perform for Starwood Hotels’ Global Concert Series
Starting next month, when you check into selected Starwood-brand hotels around the world, you could be getting some great music along with your room.
The Starwood Preferred Guest loyalty program is bringing top artists -- including Imagine Dragons -- to hotels across the U.S. and around the globe for a concert series called "On Tour with SPG: Hear the Music, See the World." Imagine Dragons’ performance will take place at the Aloft Hotel in Cupertino, California on August 7.
“We've been lucky enough to play in cities around the world this last year,” said frontmanDan Reynolds. “But it's always nice to be back in California, and we're looking forward to playing the Starwood Hear the Music, See the World Series.”
Members of the hotel's loyalty program will be able to enjoy these intimate shows in cities from Barcelona to Bangkok to Boston by redeeming or bidding their points; there will also be ticket giveaways to those who follow the loyalty program's Facebook pageand Twitter feed. An Instagram contest offering the chance to win hotel, airfare and access to their choice of performance will run every Thursday through May 2. Other performers to take part in the series include Gavin DeGraw, Sara Bareilles,OneRepublic, Russian Red, Lila Downs and Paloma Faith.
Volbeat Offers Free Download of New Single, “Room 24,” Featuring King Diamond
Volbeat is giving you the chance to check out “Room 24,” a new cut from their upcoming album, Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies. You can score a free download of the song right now at the band’s official website.
“Room 24” features a guest appearance from King Diamond, frontman of Danish metal pioneers Mercyful Fate. "Having King on the record is a huge privilege,” said frontmanMichael Poulsen in a statement. “He wrote his own lines, and it is half my lyrics and half his. It’s a weird, scary story, and he’s the perfect person for it.” Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies will arrive at all the usual outlets on Tuesday.
Pop Evil Unveils Onyx Cover Art, Track Listing
With a little more than a month to go before the May 14 release of Pop Evil’s Onyxalbum, the band has unveiled the official artwork for the set, featuring an image of a winged stone angel above a batch of clouds.
The group has also revealed the track list for Onyx, which features 12 new songs. The first single, “Trenches,” arrived at radio three weeks ago and is currently climbing the Active Rock Chart.
Pop Evil’s previous album, 2011’s War of Angels, peaked at #43 on Billboard 200 albums chart.
Here is the track list for Onyx:
“Goodbye My Friend”
“Deal with the Devil”
“Torn to Pieces”
“Silence & Scars”
“Behind Closed Doors”
“Welcome to Reality”