Music News For The Week Of April 12, 2015!
Hellyeah released a new version of their song Hush. It’s from their latest album, Blood For Blood. Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6ZScBMwmmQ
Last week Skid Row fired Johnny Solinger or he quit, you can decide who you want to believe. But Skid Row, on the same day, hired Tony Harnell of TNT fame. Well a few days later they released a new version of 18 And Life, with Harnell on vocals. You can check it out here: http://skidrow.com/media/music/SkidRow_18_and_Life.mp3
Papa Roach released a teaser of their new song, Gravity, from their current album F.E.A.R. You can check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uUth2qrFSA
Halestorm released a new track off their new album, Into The Wild. Worth checking out, by the way. The song is Unapologetic. Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJTjJtRPqYE
Hinder released a new song called Hit The Ground. It is from their soon to be released album, When The Smoke Clears, out on May 12. Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fd_Z0LirNAg
Breaking Benjamin released a new track this week. It’s called Angels Fall. It’s off their soon to be released album, Dark Before Dawn. It comes out June 23rd. Listen to it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9HsVScOYWo
KISS have announced that they are selling replica outfits. You can preorder them here: http://www.kissreplicas.com/ In other KISS news, they will be featured in a new Scooby Doo animated movie. Out on July 21. It’s called Scooby Doo And KISS: Rock And Roll Mystery. You can watch a clip here: http://www.kissonline.com/
Of Mice And Men released another track off of their current album, Full Circle. This one is called Another You. You can check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gj93e2Z2EOc
Apocalyptica is streaming their new album, Shadowmaker, out on April 21st. You can listen to it for free here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLkdhN1PcFQw_gxxXuQ4a_7a4zavCVdgL8&v=pBPB7QVNYXM
New supergroup, Art Of Anarchy, featuring Scott Weiland, vocals, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, guitar and John Moyer on bass, Jon and Vince Votta, guitar and drums. Their debut album comes out June 2. But they have released Til The Dust Is Gone and you can check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFT1tW3XsL4
Grand Rocktember Festival in Hinckley, Minnesota announced its lineup. Check it out here:http://grandcasinomn.com/entertainment/rocktember3/
The Graveltones new album will be out on May 31. It will be called Love Lies Dying. They have released an album preview, which you can check out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8jPTeqLZmQ&feature=youtu.be
My Morning Jacket will be releasing their new album, Waterfall, on May 2nd.
Last week’s Rockucation question was: What do Rammstein, Blind Guardian, The Scorpions, Helloween, Accept and Gamma Ray, all have in common? The answer comes to us from Kamran Khan of Seekonk, MA. All bands are from Germany.
The Deftones announced a tour and Incubus will be opening for them. Get dates here: http://www.deftones.com/Tour
Godsmack released a new video for their song, Something Different. It’s off their current album, 1000hp.Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKFP0a63p1U&feature=youtu.be
Marilyn Manson will be playing a hitman in the independent film called Let Me Make You A Martyr. No release date yet.
Helloween just released a new track this week called Battle’s Won, from their soon to be released album, My God Given Right, out on May 21. You can watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CyToN626E0
As you know, I write a guest blog for http://www.neckbeardz.com/. That being said, they are looking for other writers and bloggers. You can reach out to Aaron and tell him what you have to offer, or just check out the website and leave some kind words.
If you are looking for a new blues based band, check out The Waterboys. They have a new album out called, Modern Blues, and this is November Tale. They have a sort of Petty meets Dylan feel to them. Check it them out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=143&v=YN-EmQ4Aa6Y
Whitesnake announced a new keyboard player this week, Michele Luppi. He also sings and has a solo band MLB.
Trixter have released the lead single to their new album, Human Era, out on June 5th. This song is Rockin’ To The Edge Of The Night. Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZ1vxBJ_c9w
Slayer released When The Stillness Comes, for Record Store Day, yesterday. It’s from the album, World Painted Blood, Due out in August. Check out the track here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9HsVScOYWo
As you know, I don’t try to do anything political on these pages, but being Armenian and the fact that Serj Tankian of System Of A Down and John Psathas, a Greek composer from New Zealand, put together this song called a 100 Years to commemorate the anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. President Obama said during his campaign that he would recognize it and hasn’t. That’s all I will say about it at this point. The video has some graphic photos. It’s also over 10 minutes. If you want to check it out, do so here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijutthiyD2U
Danzig announced tour dates, get them here: http://danzig-verotik.com/danzig/tour.html
Famous Finnish rock bands look like they will get their own postage stamps. You can learn about them here: http://www.livefinland.fi/blogs/Famous-Finnish-rock-and-metal-bands-soon-on-postage-stamps!/31013/fbcee294-a654-4b3f-8e71-ecd37c2b7773
Armored Saint released another song off their soon to be released album, Win Hands Down, out on June 2nd. This is Mess: https://soundcloud.com/metalbladerecords/armored-saint-mess/s-1sEyG
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Aerosmith announced the Blue Army Tour. You can get dates here: http://www.aerosmith.com
Pat Travers has put out a new song from his current album, Retro Rocket. This one is called Hellbound. Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hf-EjxbGfoY
Gov’t Mule released another track from their album, Stoned Side Of The Mule, which came out yesterday on Record Store Day. The song is Slave and you can check it out here: https://www.yahoo.com/music/hear-it-first-govt-mule-offers-up-slave-116563524066.html
Yesterday, Stone Sour released a vinyl only release EP, for record store day called, Meanwhile In Burbank. It has 5 cover songs on it. Artists covered include KISS, Black Sabbath, Alice In Chains, Judas Priest and Metallica.
For you artists out there looking for a free platform to get your music out, you should check out this site called iBroadcast: https://artists.ibroadcast.com/about/
The Grateful Dead will now broadcast their farewell shows live on the silver screen. Get locations and info here: http://www.fathomevents.com/event/fare-thee-well
Swedish rockers Falconer have released a track off their new album, The Ultimate Edition, out on April 21. The song is Mindtraveler. Check it out here: http://www.metalblade.com/falconer/
This week’s Rockucation question is: Temple Of The Dog was formed as a tribute to what singer?