"Drink Drank Drunk", the new video from HELLYEAH, can be seen below. The clip was filmed on May 27 at the Rocklahoma festival in Pryor, Oklahoma.
"Drink Drank Drunk" comes off HELLYEAH's third album, "Band Of Brothers", which sold 19,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 19 on The Billboard 200 chart.
Released on July 17 via HELLYEAH's new label home, Eleven Seven Music, "Band Of Brothers" was recorded in Dallas, Texas at Vinnie Paul Abbott's home studio, VP's Upstairs Studio, and was produced by the band and Jeremy Parker (GODSMACK, EVANESCENCE), who also served as engineer. Gray told The Pulse Of Radio that the album represents the first time that the members of the band have fully embraced their musical roots. "It's definitely my favorite HELLYEAH record to date, for sure," he said. "I think the first couple were kind of experiments and stuff, and I think we kind of kept what we've done individually away from HELLYEAH, with our, you know, previous bands and stuff, and this time it was like we just kind of said, 'Screw it,' we just kind of quit being afraid to be ourselves. I'm really, really proud of it, I think we all are."
The band has stated that "Band Of Brothers" is a heavier, more metal-sounding effort that either its self-titled 2007 debut or 2010's"Stampede".
"Band Of Brothers" track listing:
01. War In Me
02. Band Of Brothers
04. Drink Drank Drunk
05. Bigger God
06. Between You And Nowhere
07. Call It
08. Why Does It Always
09. WM Free
10. Dig Myself A Hole
11. What It Takes To Be Me
"Drink Drank Drunk" video:
Professionally filmed video footage of entire Rocklahoma performance:
ROB ZOMBIE Contributes Artwork To 'Classic Monsters' Group Art Show
Year-round horror haven Halloween Town opens the "Tribute to Classic Monsters" group art show on December 1. The opening night event is from 7 to 11 p.m. and the exhibit runs until December 30. The show features original artwork based on the classic movie monsters with artists ranging from multiple Academy Award-winning special FX makeup artist Rick Baker to film director and horror rock legend Rob Zombie. (Please note: Rob Zombie will not be in attendance due to touring.) The artwork will span many styles, from traditional two-dimensional paintings from accomplished artists such as Travis Louie, Chet Zar and Daniel Horne to three dimensional and sculptural works from veteran Hollywood FX artists, and other Hollywood professionals from animation to storyboard artists.
Halloween Town offers the horror, art, and pop culture enthusiast everything from books and gifts to apparel and home decor, and everything in between. Its sister store Halloween Town Costumes offers all types of costumes, wigs, makeup and accessories year round just one block away at 3021 W. Magnolia Bl.
Halloween Town is located at: 2921 W. Magnolia Blvd. Burbank, CA 91505.
DARK NEW DAY: 'Lost' Album 'Hail Mary' To Be Released In February
Pavement Entertainment has acquired the rights to the "long-lost" "Hail Mary" album from DARK NEW DAY — the band featuring Clint Lowery(guitar; SEVENDUST), Corey Lowery (bass; ex-STEREOMUD, STUCK MOJO), Brett Hestla (vocals, guitar; ex-CREED, VIRGOS MERLOT), Will Hunt (drums; EVANESCENCE, ex-SKRAPE, TOMMY LEE) and Bradley "BC" Kochmit (guitar; SWITCHED a.k.a. SW1TCHED). The CD was to be the follow-up to the group's debut effort, "Twelve Year Silence", but it was never released.
"Hail Mary" will finally be made available on February 19, 2013 and will be distributed via MRI/RED in North America and SPV in Europe. The CD contains "twelve tracks of in-your-face hard rock that only DARK NEW DAY can deliver," according to a press release.
Commented Hunt: "We in DARK NEW DAY are extremely excited that our 'lost' album is finally going to get the proper release and treatment it deserves. We're excited for fans to hear what two years of writing, struggle, and growth did for us. You'll hear a band that wasn't afraid to embrace experimentation and forge new sonic territory. You'll also hear a band at times grind out some of the darkest, heaviest, lyrically intense music of its career. This record is sonically amazing and we're very proud of it. We hope that this is just a stepping stone to another record in the very near future. Enjoy!"
Tim King, director of A&R for Pavement, states: “I've been a fan ofDARK NEW DAY ever since I bought the debut at Best Buy back in 2005 (yes, I supported my friends and bought the album!!). As their A&R guy, I'm thrilled to be able to work 'Hail Mary', but as a fan I'm even more excited to let everyone finally hear this amazing album."
DARK NEW DAY may have been new to fans of the bandmembers' previous groups, but it was really a reunion that was twelve years in the making, as the members of DARK NEW DAY literally grew up together. Brothers Clint and Corey Lowery and childhood friend Troy McLawhornmet singer Brett Hestla and drummer Will Hunt while touring as kids in the Southeast club circuit. "We were playing a circuit that had a lot of older people in it, in their twenties, and we were all kids, so we could identify with each other," said Hunt in a 2005 interview. "We really came into ourselves on that circuit," added Corey. "It was like going to rock 'n' roll high school — you'd always try and turn it up because you wanted to impress each other."
SHINEDOWN Vocalist BRENT SMITH On Past, Present And Future
Chris Epting of AOL's Noisecreep recently conducted an interview withSHINEDOWN frontman Brent Smith. You can now watch the chat below.
SHINEDOWN only just released its fourth album, "Amaryllis", earlier this year, but Brent Smith told NME TV in a new interview that he has a surprise for fans. Smith revealed, "I've thought about new material. It's funny because — and you're actually the very first person I'll tell this too — we've actually, we have another record of material. It's actually recorded."
While not giving any details on what the album is called or when it might surface, Smith said about the music, "It's still very massive. It has a very epic feel to it, but the tempos are a little slower and the subject matter is a little different. I would say it's actually a bit darker — a little bit more mischievous."
Smith also did not indicate whether the new disc was recorded at the same time as "Amaryllis" — which is quite possible since that set took 14 months to complete.
SHINEDOWN will head out on the road with THREE DAYS GRACE and special guests P.O.D. beginning on February 1 in Moline, Illinois.
"Amaryllis", which debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard album chart, has produced the hit singles "Bully", "Unity" and "Enemies".
Scott Weiland Is Engaged
Scott Weiland is getting hitched…for the third time. The Stone Temple Pilots frontman has recently gotten engaged to his girlfriend, photographer Jamie Wachtel, Rolling Stone is reporting.
"I am incredibly happy," Weiland tells Rolling Stone. "She is incredibly beautiful in every aspect of the word. We're getting married in the spring, and our families will be living together…she's the greatest thing that's happened to me in a long, long time."
Weiland met Wachtel while the singer was filming music videos for his 2011 Christmas album, The Most Wonderful Time of the Year. "I had fallen in love a couple times in my life and then for a long time, I've been very disappointed and to the point where I've been resolved to the fact that possibly it would never happen again and almost accepted that it would be OK,” he explains. “And then I met her."
In other Weiland news, the singer is about to embark on a five-date solo tour which kicks off on November 25 at the Keswick Theatre in Glenside, PA. The trek will make stops at the Highline Ballroom in New York City on November 26, The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ on November 28, Ram’s Head Live in Baltimore on November 29 and at the Ricochet Bar & Lounge in Miami on December 2. For more info, visit ScottWeiland.com.
Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan: Mellon Collie Mixed "Nihilism, Sentimentality and Epic Hope"
On December 3, The Smashing Pumpkins will continue their re-release program by putting out special editions of their 1995 album, Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness.
Frontman Billy Corgan says that Mellon Collie was about “capturing the spirit of the times” and not about making a perfect album. “Mellon Collie is weird in that it's a combination of nihilism, sentimentality and epic hope,” the singer tells Rolling Stone. “That was where the generation was at that moment.”
Corgan adds that the album was the appropriate creative “swan song” for the band’s original lineup. “It really was the last time the four of us worked together in earnest,” the singer tells Rolling Stone. “And maybe I picked up on that; maybe I sensed that and maybe that had something to do with the sort of the desperation and the approach to try and get as much as possible out of it.” Mellon Collie will be available in a variety of formats, including standard and deluxe digital versions and a vinyl package. All versions will include a remastered edition of the original album, while the deluxe versions will include 64 previously unreleased or alternate versions of Mellon Collie-era tracks. The physical version of the deluxe package will also include a live DVD documenting a 1996 concert at Brixton Academy in London, as well as a few performances the band made on the German TV series Rockpalast that same year.
Dropkick Murphys Announces Dates for 2013 St. Patrick Day Tour
Dropkick Murphys has just revealed the dates for their 2013 St. Patrick’s Day Tour. The North American trek kicks off on February 21 at the House of Blues in Cleveland, and includes two-night residencies in Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and New York, as well as single shows in Chicago, Dallas and Atlanta, among other cities. The tour wraps with a three-night stint at three different locations in the band’s hometown of Boston, MA.
In other Dropkick news, the band will be releasing their eighth studio album, Signed and Sealed in Blood on January 8. The album will be available in a variety of formats, including standard and deluxe digital versions and a vinyl package. Fans who pre-order the album at the band’s official webstore on November 23 will have access to an exclusive ticket pre-sale for all the recently-announced shows.
Here are the tour dates:
2/21 -- Cleveland, OH, House of Blues
2/22 -- Chicago, IL, Aragon Ballroom
2/23 -- Duluth, MN, Twin Ports Brewfest
2/24 -- Minneapolis, MN, Myth
2/26 -- Dallas, TX, House of Blues
2/27 -- Austin, TX, Stubb's
2/28 -- Houston, TX, House Of Blues
3/2 -- Lake Buena Vista, FL, House Of Blues
3/3 -- St. Petersburg, FL, Jannus Live
3/4 -- Atlanta, GA, Tabernacle
3/5 -- Charlotte, NC, The Fillmore Charlotte
3/6 -- Norfolk, VA, The NorVa
3/8 -- Philadelphia, PA, Electric Factory
3/9 -- Philadelphia, PA, Electric Factory
3/10 -- Washington, DC, 9:30 Club
3/11 -- Washington, DC, 9:30 Club
3/12 -- New York, NY, Terminal 5
3/13 -- New York, NY, Terminal 5
3/15 -- Boston, MA, TD Garden
3/16 -- Boston, MA, Brighton Music Hall
3/17 -- Boston, MA, House of Blues
Disturbed Frontman Draiman to Release “Vilify” from Side Project Device in February
Earlier this year, Disturbed frontman David Draiman teamed up with former Filterguitarist Geno Lenardo to create a new side project called Device. Now the band has announced on their Facebook page that they'll deliver their first single,“Vilify,” sometime in early February.
A full-length debut album from the band is expected to arrive in April. Blabbermouth.netis reporting that some of the song titles that are expected to be a part of the release include "You Think You Know," "Recover," "Hunted" and "War of Lies."
Puscifer to Release New EP, Donkey Punch the Night
Puscifer has a new release headed our way. The band has announced that they will be releasing a new EP, Donkey Punch the Night, on February 19. The eight-track collection will feature two new songs, covers of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” and Accept’s “Balls to the Wall,” as well as remixes by Big Black Delta, Sonoio, plus more.
“While continuing our tradition of releasing a few new songs at a time I also had an itch that needed scratching, and that it was ‘Balls to the Wall,’ said frontman James Maynard Keenan in a statement. “Which was followed by an even harder to reach itch known as ‘Bohemian Rhapsody.’ And scratch them we did.”
Here is the track list:
“Bohemian Rhapsody” (O.G. Mix)
“Balls to the Wall” (PIllow Fight Mix)
“Breathe” (Drumcell rework)
“Dear Brother” (Denton rework by Big Black Delta)
“Balls to the Wall” (Silent Servant El Guapo Mix)
“Bohemian Rhapsody” (Sonoio rework)