Saturday, April 30, 2016

DANGEROUS TOYS announced as headliners of the "Underdogs Of The 80's" in Kansas City.



DANGEROUS TOYS, the Austin, Texas classic hard rock band featuring vocalist Jason McMaster has been announced as the headliners of the "Underdogs Of The 80's" show to be held at the VooDoo Lounge located inside Harrah's Casino North in Kansas City, Kansas.

Jason McMaster has checked in with the following statement::
"It is great to get back to Kansas City. True rock n roll fans there, live and breathe it. We cant wait to destroy the stage at Voodoo again".

6/11/16 - VooDoo Lounge, Kansas City, Kansas 
(Support bands include Super Troup, Jett Blakk and Hossferatu)


For the latest band news, visit their official website and Facebook page:

VANLADE announce writing for upcoming new 3rd cd, recording of covers ep and Southern California festival appearance.


American melodic speed / true heavy metal band VANLADE are currently writing for their upcoming new 3rd cd, recording a covers ep and a special Southern California festival appearance.



Vanlade vocalist Brett Blackout has checked in with the following comment:
"We have a lot of exciting things brewing in the Vanlade camp! While writing for album three is well underway, we first plan on releasing a six song cover EP later this year that will feature a few very special guests from the US heavy metal scene. We have decided to keep the details under wrap until further notice, but we will have the EP available this October for the incredible Frost and Fire festival that we are honored to be apart of. Keep up with us on Facebook for soon-to-come fall tour information, as well as recording updates! Until then: stay heavy or die!!!"

VANLADE released their critically acclaimed 2nd cd "Rage of the Gods" via Metalizer Records (Germany), which features ten tracks of epic melodic speed / true heavy metal from Kansas City's own "Defenders of the Faith.

"Rage of The Gods" was expertly mastered by guitarist / producer Stu "The Hammer" Marshall (Death Dealer / Blasted to Static / Empires of Eden / Ex-Dungeon) at his Frontier Studio in Sydney, Australia, who also worked on the latest releases from Zephaniah - "Reforged", Corners of Sanctuary - "Metal Machine" and the upcoming new Eternal Voyager - "Darkened Times".


For the latest Vanlade news, visit their official Facebook page:

Swedish heavy metallers Trial sign worldwide deal with Metal Blade Records



Metal Blade Records is proud to announce the worldwide signing of Swedish heavy metallers Trial! Formed in 2007, Trial first wrote and recorded the Malicious Arts EP (2013), which became a stepping stone from where the band was to where they wanted to be. "That EP, in many ways, became our first road to liberate us from ourselves," Trial recalls. "Rising from the ashes of our former selves, we took things further beyond, which ultimately resulted in the album 'Vessel'." 

After earning acclaimed reviews for Vessel (2015), Trial's popularity continued to grow, and it wasn't long before Metal Blade Records signed the band. With plans to re-invent themselves once again, Trial's upcoming debut for the label promises to be another step forward in their career. 

Trial comments: "We're honoured to be able to work with such a prestigious and historically important label as Metal Blade. Many of their previous releases are milestones in the genre and of great inspiration to us. To join their roster of artists and be a part of that legacy is one step further towards the perfection of our craft!" 

Trial line-up:
Linus Johansson - Vocals
Alexander Ellstrom - Guitars
Andreas Johnsson - Guitars
Andreas Olsson - Bass
Martin Svensson - Drums 

Trial online:

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Just posted - Flo Laurin of Sinbreed on This Weeks Focus on Metal



Episode 280 - Master Creator

This week guitarist Flo Laurin returns to the show to give the story on the new one from Sinbreed (sinbreed.com/) “Master Creator”. 



Also this week we have Dr Danny Mann from Sorizon (sorizon.net/), They just released “End of Entrapment” and Danny will tell us all about it.



Track of the week comes to us direct from Italy from the band Rain (raincrew.com/) off their latest “Spacepirates”




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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The Tracy G Group- Tramp (The Spooky G Label)

  
   Tracy G is a friend of the show and was an integral part of our multi-episode project on Dio's  Strange Highways album, a fantastic piece of work. Not everything he's done since has hit home with me in the same way though. I like some of Angry Machines and Goaded. The last release to pass through my ears was his Pain Savior Dead Weight On A Dying Planet in 2013, more a project then a real band. Like most projects now involved file sharing back and forth, if you listen deeply enough you can tell. The jamming was missing, something Tracy said was vital to the success of Strange Highways. He wanted a real band, in a room together, old school.

   Tramp is the result and it's the best thing he's put his name to in years. On first listen the sheer heaviness of the music hits you. Opener The Revolution, Leech and Liar all feature bone crushing riffs and Bleed is probably the heaviest song you will hear all year. The band is killer too with Randy Oviedo on bass and Patrick Johansson on drums, listen to these guys groove on The California Country Jamboree Funkfest. Yet it's Michael Beatty's vocals that really floored me, a big man with an even bigger voice. With something to say too with song titles like Arrogant Prick and Liar. I wouldn't want to spill his pint.
  
   The album is far from one dimensional though. Fireball is a good old time blues number and Brokenness also dials it down a notch or two. Some of the tracks remind me of Living Color circa the Stain album such as Evil Is Good. And that guitar tone, bloody hell how does he get it. Funnily enough it reminds me a little of Eddie Van Halen particularly in the beginning of Leech and Fireball. The album ends on a melancholy note with the restrained Me Myself and the Rain. A nice touch proving how rounded a player Tracy really is, a fact everyone we spoke to on the Strange Highways project alluded to.

   So two questions remain, one; have all the Dio Disciples members lost his phone number? Two; does Tracy have the phone number of the girl on the front cover? Great player, great guy and finally a great album.

   Get it at http://www.tracyg.com/

Richie.


Friday, April 22, 2016

Armored Saint announces USA tour dates with Metal Church


Starting this June, the mighty Armored Saint will head back out on the road, playing to fans across the world this summer! The first run of dates kicks off in the USA, with the band joining Metal Church for a special west coast trek. Armored Saint's Joey Vera (bass) comments: "We're super excited to go back out for some select dates this summer. The June dates with Metal Church are a fan-made match that is sure to be an amazing time!" 

As previously reported, Armored Saint will also make several European festival and club appearances this July, before concluding their world tour in Japan at Loud Park. See below for all upcoming dates! 

Armored Saint tour dates
w/ Metal Church
June 3 - Corona, CA - M15
June 4 - Hollywood, CA - Whisky-A-Go-Go
June 5 - San Diego, CA - Brick by Brick
June 6 - Las Vegas, NV - Brooklyn Bowl
June 8 - San Francisco, CA - DNA Lounge
June 10 - Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
June 11 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater 

Armored Saint tour dates
July 14 - London, UK - Underworld
July 16 - Barcelona, Spain - Rock Fest Barcelona @ Parc de Can
July 28 - Brande-Hornerkirchen, Germany - Headbangers Open Air
July 29 - Saarbrucken, Germany - Saarmageddon @ Messegelande
July 30 - Essen, Germany - Nord Open Air
Oct. 8 - Tokyo, Japan - Loud Park Festival 

Armored Saint recently revamped their merchandise store to include a slew of new and classic designs, which can be viewed here: (USA) https://www.indiemerch.com/armoredsaint or (Europe) http://goo.gl/HXCROv. For more news, current tour dates, and additional information, fans can also visit the newly updated official website: http://armoredsaint.com 

Armored Saint brings together five masters of metal (front-man John Bush, bassist Joey Vera, guitarist Phil Sandoval, drummer Gonzo Sandoval, guitarist Jeff Duncan) that combine to forge one of the genre's most criminally-unsung forces. Their latest full-length, Win Hands Down, debuted at #71 on the Billboard Top 200 Current Albums Chart during its week of release, and also earned an impressive #33 on the German Top 100 albums charts. To purchase and preview Win Hands Down, please visit: metalblade.com/armoredsaint 

Armored Saint online:

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Just posted: Nathan James from Inglorious on this weeks Focus on Metal



Episode 279 - Inglorious

Two great guest vocalists this week. First up is Nathan James from Inglorious ( inglorious.com/ ) followed by Heather Michele from Helion Prime ( helionprimemetal.com/ ). Both bands have recently released the self titled debuts and we have the full story from both.



Track of the week is from Boston based band Versa Mynor ( facebook.com/versamynor )

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Armored Saint announces European festival and club appearances; revamps merchandise store and website


This summer, the mighty Armored Saint will head back out on the road, playing to fans across the world! The band will make several European festival and club appearances in July (including Armored Saint's first show in Spain!); the global trek concludes with a performance at Japan's Loud Park Festival in October - another first for the group! 

Armored Saint's Joey Vera (bass) comments: "We're super excited to go back out for some select dates this summer. The festivals in Europe are always killer! And for our first time in Spain, it's gonna be sick! And as if this wasn't enough - Saint is playing for the first time ever in Japan! Loud Park Festival Oct 8 & 9! We look forward to seeing you all out there!" 

See below for all upcoming dates! 

Armored Saint tour dates
July 14 - London, UK - Underworld
July 16 - Barcelona, Spain - Rock Fest Barcelona @ Parc de Can
July 28 - Brande-Hornerkirchen, Germany - Headbangers Open Air
July 29 - Saarbrucken, Germany - Saarmageddon @ Messegelande
July 30 - Essen, Germany - Nord Open Air
Oct. 8 - Tokyo, Japan - Loud Park Festival 

Armored Saint recently revamped their merchandise store to include a slew of new and classic designs, which can be viewed here: (USA) https://www.indiemerch.com/armoredsaint or (Europe) http://goo.gl/HXCROv. For more news, current tour dates, and additional information, fans can also visit the newly updated official website: http://armoredsaint.com 

Armored Saint brings together five masters of metal (front-man John Bush, bassist Joey Vera, guitarist Phil Sandoval, drummer Gonzo Sandoval, guitarist Jeff Duncan) that combine to forge one of the genre's most criminally-unsung forces. Their latest full-length, Win Hands Down, debuted at #71 on the Billboard Top 200 Current Albums Chart during its week of release, and also earned an impressive #33 on the German Top 100 albums charts. To purchase and preview Win Hands Down, please visit: metalblade.com/armoredsaint 

Armored Saint online:

Friday, April 15, 2016

MICHAEL SCHENKER'S TEMPLE OF ROCK ISSUES NEW LIVE RELEASE ON MULTIPLE FORMATS




MICHAEL SCHENKER'S TEMPLE OF ROCK ISSUE NEW LIVE CD, DVD & BLU-RAY DVD, 'ON A MISSION: LIVE IN MADRID'

Undoubtedly, one of the most intriguing tours of recent times for fans of classic rock and hard rock was when legendary guitarist Michael Schenker reunited with his former Scorpions bandmates, bassist Francis Buchholz and drummer Herman Rarebell, for a worldwide jaunt. And on May 6th, one of the standout performances of the entire tour will serve as the basis of a new CD and DVD release, 'On a Mission: Live in Madrid.' 

Recorded and filmed at the Joy Eslava in Madrid on November 19, 2015 (and also featuring singer Doogie White and guitarist/keyboardist Wayne Findlay), all phases of Schenker's long and winding career are touched upon, including UFO ("Lights Out"), the Scorpions ("Coast to Coast"), MSG ("Victim of Illusion"), and Temple of Rock ("Live and Let Die"), including several special surprises, such as a reading of the Scorpions' biggest hit, "Rock You Like a Hurricane.” 

A trailer of the DVD can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJkMqUCuS14

And in addition to being available for purchase via the following formats - double-CD, Blu-ray, and DVD, there will be a limited edition "collector's box" (limited to only 5000 copies worldwide), which will include the double CD and 2 Blu-rays, including extensive bonus material: rehearsal; the tour starts; outside the theater; soundcheck; Michael and his guitars. Also included will be a booklet including unique and exclusive biographies, written by the musicians themselves. 

Pre-orders are now being taken at the MVD Shop (http://bit.ly/237SsOT) and on Amazon (http://amzn.to/1Swz0jH) for the CD, DVD, Blu-ray, and Limited Deluxe Edition (2 CD + 2 Blu-ray) versions.

Relive one of Schenker's best-ever tours with the arrival of 'On a Mission: Live in Madrid'!

CD Track Listing:

Disc: 1 
  1. Ocean Odyssey - Intro
  2. Doctor Doctor
  3. Live And Let Live
  4. Lights Out 
  5. Where The Wild Winds Blow
  6. Natural Thing
  7. Before The Devil Knows You're Dead
  8. Victim Of Illusion
  9. Lovedrive
  10. Coast To Coast 
  11. Vigilante Man
  12. Rock My Nights Away

Disc: 2 
  1. Saviour Machine
  2. Too Hot To Handle
  3. Only You Can Rock Me
  4. Lord Of The Lost And Lonely
  5. Rock You Like A Hurricane 
  6. Rock Bottom
  7. Horizons
  8. Attack Of The Mad Axeman
  9. Communion
  10. Blackout

DVD Track Listing:

Ocean Odyssey - Intro
Doctor Doctor
Live And Let Live
Lights Out 
Where the Wild Winds Blow
Natural Thing
Before The Devil Knows You're Dead
Victim Of Illusion
Lovedrive
Coast To Coast 
Vigilante Man
Rock My Nights AwaySaviour Machine
Too Hot To Handle
Only You Can Rock Me
Lord of the Lost and Lonely
Rock You Like A Hurricane 
Rock Bottom
Horizons
Attack Of The Mad Axeman
Communion
Blackout 
Searching For Freedom - Outro

Bonus Materials:

Outside the theatre
Soundcheck sketches


Additional Bonus Materials Limited Deluxe Collector’s Edition:

Rehearsal
The tour starts
Michael and his guitars
Individual Interviews With Band Members


FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Just posted: Mike Howe guests on this weeks Focus on Metal


Episode 278 - Mike Howe Returns

Mike Howe has returned to Metal Church (metalchurchofficial.com/) after 20 years and the result is the incredible Metal Church “XI” which was released on March 26th via Rat Pak Records (ratpakrecordsamerica.com/). We were fortunate enough to be able to sit down with Mike and get his take on this momentous occasion. 
Also this week we sat down with Brian Blake of US power metal outfit Eternal Voyager (eternalvoyager.com/). Yep they are making some damn great power metal out in Minnesota.



Track of the week is from AFM artist Human Fortress (facebook.com/humanfortressofficial) off their latest “Thieves of The Night”.



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Joe Satriani at the Hampton Beach Casino on April 7th


There are 3 types of people that frequent these gigs, the first is someone like me who doesn't play guitar, the second is someone who plays and views something like this as a staring and concentration contest and the third and definitely the worst is the guy who plays and tells everyone within earshot that he plays too after adding alcohol. I've heard and unfortunately met some of these guys. Additionally now are the number of parents who had their young children with them which was something I hadn't really noticed before at Joe's shows. Then again if you have a 30 plus career in the music business then the stuff should trickle down to a younger audience. Especially if it's great.


   Yet you can't view Joe's music as being huge on a commercial level. Yes he's been very successful as an instrumental guitarist and is widely regarded as one of the best in this field but he does have some crossover appeal because he has tried to push the boundaries of instrumental rock and has added lyrics too where needed. But the main reason is his ability to write memorable tunes that stay with you. Melody, technique and variation has kept me reaching for Joe's music again and again over the years.

   Live I've seen him roughly 10 times in the last 20 years and the band he has now is probably the best, these guys played on his last album and it shows. There's a sense of fun and camradarie on stage that's infectious with the audience. The paycheck's a given but these guys love playing with one another. Mike Keneally on guitar and keyboards is the cool multi-instrumental uncle you wished you had, wool hat and Eddie Vedder approved flannel shirt a given. Marco Minnemann is a monster behind the kit, I've never seen the second part of a set open up with a drum solo and you really are an idiot if you are not back in your seat to witness it. Bryan Beller looks like a metalhead with the long hair but his playing offers so much more.

   The band walk on stage a little before 8 and proceed to play for well over two hours. Starting with the title track Shockwave Supernova from his last album it's followed by my personal favorite Flying In A Blue Dream, that solo always gets me. Time from Crystal Planet was incredible and seems to be one of those deep album cuts that stays in the set. The band touch on many of Joe's past albums and Not Of This Earth from his debut was a great addition as was Friends from The Extremist. I wonder would he ever entertain playing at least one song from each album in the set similar to what Judas Priest did on the Epitath tour. As for some jamming there was plenty time for that too most notably on Ice 9 and Satch Boogie. An encore of Big Bad Moon and the inevitable closer Surfing With The Alien (Joe's Paranoid?) made sure the fans got their money's worth. The kids too who were all still awake with their ear plugs. As for the token audience bellower I play too guy, he became very quiet as the set wore on. Please go see this band.

Richie.

Review - "Battle Cry" Judas Priest (Epic 2016)


This one was actually on my list of metal DVDs to purchase and it was even on my Amazon wish list so it was nice when the DVD version of this showed up in the post courtesy of a very cool PR guy.
Having seen this tour live when they passed through town I was very much looking forward to revisiting a great concert experience albeit on a much larger scale. I was not disappointed.

First off the sound mixes on this are awesome. The 5:1 mix is truly ball rattling and the Dolby surround mix ups the ante even more. The one dig I'll give on the mix is that Rob's vocals are a bit buried. I mean you can hear them but damn it's the metal god those pipes should be front and center.
What was front and center was Richie Faulkner. This DVD really shows off how well this guy has fit in with the band and also the energy he brings live. This is exactly what we experienced when we saw them live as well. Richie is just having a blast and it's obvious that Glenn is more than happy to hang back a bit and let him shine.

The tracklist on this is flawless. The Priest always make sure to feature new stuff live and this tour didn't let up on that. The show recorded live at Wacken in August of 2015 features five tracks off of Redeemer of Souls. Add to that all the classics (ok not all of them this is Priest) and you have a killer ninety plus minutes of pure metal. They also throw in three bonus tracks from a show in Poland. So a total of twenty most excellent Priest performances.

There's a spot towards the end of the show where there's a teenage fan right at the rail and he's just bawling his eyes out. This kid is just overwhelmed with the emotions of seeing Priest live. That about sums up this DVD. We are really in a great time for metal DVDs and this is another great one. Just crank this up and be overwhelmed by the majesty that is Judas Priest. Considering that most of those guys are getting up there in years its amazing to watch BLAZE through Painkiller and still come back and finish with Living After Midnight.

Do yourself and your metal ear and eye holes a favor and get yourself a copy of "Battle Cry".

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Ann Boleyn To Appear At The Whisky A Go Go This Tuesday


Just a heads up that Ann Boleyn is playing at the Ultimate Jam Night this Tuesday, April 12th.  No cover charge! That's a great price to see the legend from Hellion plus a ton of other great musicians including Mitch Perry, Matt Starr and Chuck Wright.


HELSTAR Releases 'Black Cathedral' Single


HELSTAR released their new single "Black Cathedral" on FridayApril 8, available via iTunes. The track is taken from the band's new album "Vampiro", due later in the year via EMP Label Group. The cover artwork of "Black Cathedral" can be seen below.



"Black Cathedral" & "Vampiro" is being mixed by Bill Metoyer, who has previously worked with (SLAYERARMORED SAINTW.A.S.P. and SACRED REICH).

HELSTAR jsut signed with MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson's EMP Label Group.
"Vampiro" is "another opus of tales of Dracula and vampires, like the band's all-time most acclaimed 1989 release 'Nosferatu'."

HELSTAR's last studio album, "This Wicked Nest", came out in April 2014 via AFM Records.
Formed in Houston in the early '80s, HELSTAR cut its teeth playing backyard parties and small club gigs. It soon became apparent that HELSTAR had much more to offer then its contemporaries. Combat Records snapped up the band and released HELSTAR's debut, "Burning Star", in 1984. Next came "Remnants of War", followed by HELSTAR's breakthrough album, "A Distant Thunder", in 1988. The success of "A Distant Thunder" ultimately set up "Nosferatu".

HELSTAR is:

James Rivera - vocals
Larry Barragan - guitars
Andrew Atwood - guitars
Mikey Lewis - drums
Garrick Smith - bass

www.facebook.com/Helstar.Metal

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Just Posted: Andrew Freeman guests on this weeks Focus on Metal.


Episode 277 - Last in Line 2

So back in ep 274 we spoke to Vivian Campbell about Last in Line and this week we hop on the line with Andrew Freeman to further expand on all things Last in Line (facebook.com/lastinlinerocks/). 

We also had a brief chat with Michael Weikath from classic German metallers Helloween (helloween.org/) while they were on their brief US tour.


Track of the week is from Poland's own Axe Crazy from their recently rereleased Angry Machines EP 

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Saturday, April 2, 2016

Doll Skin Released New Song and Music Video, “Let’s Be Honest”


Phoenix-based female hard/punk rock act DOLL SKIN released their brand new video, "Let's Be Honest”. The song is taken from the band’s debut album, In Your Face (Again), produced by Megadeth's David Ellefson and available on CD/Vinyl via EMP Label Group on April 15.

Doll Skin "Let's Be Honest”: https://youtu.be/hMs5qZRlyHM



Since forming in Phoenix in 2013, DOLL SKIN Vocalist Sydney Dolezal, Guitarist Alex Snowden, Bassist Nicole Rich, and Drummer Meghan Herring have taken the World by storm, playing shows with Social DistortionSluntDRIMetal AllegianceHELLYEAHDead Kennedys and many more, adds and spins on dozens of radio stations, including dozens of spins the uber-influential LA station KROQ, where they have become a favorite of legendary DJ Rodney Bingenheimer. Now the band releases IN YOUR FACE (Again) a full length version of their 2015 digital EP, stuffed with bonus tracks, demos, and more.

Doll Skin are in the middle of a headlining run before heading out with OtepLacey SturmSeptember Mourning and Through Fire.

After Otep, the band will finish up with a handful of newly announced dates with HellyeahEscape The Fate and Sunflower Dead.



Tour dates:
April
2 - Des Moines, IA - Wooly's w/ Green Death
3 - Hutchinson, KS - The Rusty Needle
April (with OtepLacey SturmSeptember Mourning)
8 - Las Vegas, NV - Hard Rock
10 - Petaluma, CA - Phoenix Theater
11 - San Francisco, CA - Slim’s
12 - Orangevale, CA - Boardwalk
14 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
15 - Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
16 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theater
17- Spokane, WA - The Pin
18 - Walla Walla, WA - Main Street Studios
19 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory
20 - Denver, CO - Marquis Theater
21 - Omaha, NE - Sokol Underground
22 - Minneapolis, MN - Cabooze
23 - Ringle, WI - Q&Z Expo Center
24 - Arlington Heights, IL - HOME Bar
26 - Crest Hill, IL - Bada Brew
27 - Rock Falls, IL - Longshots
28 - Indianapolis, IN - 5th Quarter
29 - Detroit, MI - Harpos
30 - Battle Creek, MI - The Music Factory
May (with OtepLacey SturmSeptember Mourning)
1 - Cleveland, OH - Agora Ballroom
3 - Pittsburgh, PA - Altar Bar
4 - Rochester, NY - Water Street Music Hall
5 - Clifton Park, NJ - Upstate Concert Hall
6 - Reading, PA - Reverb
7 - Worcester, MA - Palladium
9 - New York, NY - Webster Hall
10 - Hartford, CT - Webster Underground
11 - Baltimore, MD - Soundstage
12 - Knoxville, TN - The International
13 - Fayetteville, NC - Rock Shop
14 - St. Petersburg, FL - State Theater
15 - Jacksonville, FL - Harmonious Monks
17 - Clarksville, TN - Warehouse
18 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
19 - New Orleans, LA - Southport Music Hall
20 - Austin, TX - Dirty Dog
21 - Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey
23 - Oklahoma City, OK - Diamond Ballroom
24 - San Antonio, TX - Rock Box
27 - Phoenix, AZ - Joe's Grotto
28 - Los Angeles, CA - Whisky A Go Go
June (with HellyeahEscape The FateSunflower Dead)
1 - Salt Lake City, UT - Rockwell at The Complex
3 - San Diego, CA - House Of Blues
4 - Riverside, CA - Riverside Municipal Auditorium
5 - Las Vegas, NV - SLS / The Foundry

ANGERHEAD release free download of Motorhead - "Iron Fist" cover song.



ANGERHEAD, the San Jose, California up and coming raging band have released a free mp3 download of the classic Motorhead song "Iron Fist", which is off of their upcoming new EP "Fueled by Rage".

Angerhead guitarist Eric Beard has checked in with the following comment:
We decided to go back in with Juan Urteaga (Machine Head, Testament) for the new EP. He worked with us on our 2nd EP “Headful Of Hate”. Juan is metal through and through. He has worked with a lot of Bay Area bands and friends so its a good fit for us. 


The EP starts out with "So Cold". This is probably our most sludgy song and also the last song in our live set. Downtuned, full of twists and turns, It is a definitely crowd pleaser and is heavy as fk!

The second song is one of oldest song I’ve written, "Face The Fear". The song has been a staple with me for a long time. I've done it in a few different ways and with other projects. I've even done it with a jazz feel and the song still holds up!! haha. I really enjoy the Angerhead version of it.

The 3rd song is called "Legacy of Hate". This is the longest song we’ve ever written. It was one that came together fully as a band and one of the favorites of the new EP.

The 4th song is "Take Me As I Am" and its a barnburner, kicks your ass from start to finish.

The Last song on the EP is a cover of Motorhead’s "Iron Fist". Paul and I loved this song, even before Ace of Spades when we were growing up, so we decided it was right. We have been seeing a lot of bands doing Ace Of Spades and wanted to do something different. RIP Lemmy. A True Legend!!

Angerhead, who expertly combine razor sharp elements of Thrash, Metal, Punk and Hardcore music into their pummeling sound, has been a crossover sensation with music fans throughout the Bay Area. The band has played many high profile support slots to big named acts such as Soulfly, Suicidal Tendencies,Testament, DRI, Exodus, Death Angel, Kittie and Quiet Riot to name a few.


For the latest band news and show dates, visit the official Angerhead website and Facebook page: