Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Just Posted-Jaime St. James on This Weeks Focus on Metal


Episode 289 - Little Mountain Sound Part 8


In case you lost track this week we are back to an artist view on Little Mountain Sound and we welcome Jaime St James to the show. Black ’n Blue recorded their second album “Without Love” at Little Mountain back in 1985 with Bruce Fairbairn in the producers seat, Bob Rock engineering and Mike Fraser as second engineer. Is that the dream teamor what? Lots of great stories from Jaime this week and we hope you enjoy part 8 of our Little Mountain Sound project.

Here's Jaime and the boys rollin' out the classic Miss Mystery Live at M3

In case ya missed it Black n Blue rolled out "Hell Yeah" a few years back. Here's a taste

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Friday, June 24, 2016

Armored Saint announces USA tour dates with Queensryche, Midnight Eternal



Following their upcoming summer/fall tour dates, the mighty Armored Saint will head back out on the road this November/December as direct support to Queensryche! Midnight Eternal will also join this USA trek, making this one bill not to be missed! 

Vocalist John Bush comments: "Armored Saint is looking forward to doing some shows this winter with Queensryche. They're an incredible band and great guys. Plus it's a great match for the fans. We did some shows together in Europe last summer and the gigs were awesome. There are some cities in America that Saint hasn't played in years. Some over a decade! I'm sure people are very excited that we're finally coming. It's about time. We'll kick some ass. Get ready!!!" 

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 tour dates
w/ Queensryche, Midnight Eternal
Nov. 15 - Showbox At The Market - Seattle, WA
Nov. 16 - Ace of Spaces - Sacramento, CA
Nov. 18 - House of Blues - San Diego, CA
Nov. 22 - Alamo City Music Hall - San Antonio, TX
Nov. 23 - Scout Bar - Houston, TX
Nov. 25 - Clicks - Tyler, TX
Nov. 26 - Trees - Dallas, TX
Nov. 29 - Mavericks at the Landing - Jacksonville, FL
Nov. 30 - Culture Room - Fort Lauderdale, FL
Dec. 1 - The Cuban Club - Tampa, FL
Dec. 2 - The Music Farm - Charleston, SC
Dec. 3 - Baltimore Soundstage - Baltimore, MD
Dec. 4 - Chameleon Club - Lancaster, PA
Dec. 6 - Irving Plaza - New York, NY
Dec. 7 - Rex Theatre - Pittsburgh, PA
Dec. 8 - Diesel Concert Lounge - Chesterfield, MI
Dec. 9 - Concord Music Hall - Chicago, IL
Dec. 11 - Limelight - Peoria, IL
Dec. 13 - The Waiting Room - Omaha, NE
Dec. 14 - Kanza Hall - Overland Park, KS
Dec. 15 - The Black Sheep - Colorado Springs, CO 

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 

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Just posted: Paul Gilbert on this weeks Focus on Metal



Episode 288 - Paul Gilbert

It’s a very guitar-centric show this week as we bring you Paul Gilbert and Tyler Morris. Paul Just released his latest “I Can Destroy” and he’ll tell us all about it. 


I hear ya asking, who’s this Tyler Morris guy. Tyler is an up and coming player that’s shared the stage with the likes of Vai and Malmsteen and the dude’s only eighteen. Plus we’ll spin some great guitar tracks for you.

Find out more about Paul at PaulGilbert.com

Tyler and his CDs can be found on the web at TylerDMorris.com

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Saturday, June 18, 2016

JACKYL SET TO UNLEASH 8th STUDIO ALBUM, ‘ROWYCO’



Jackyl has announced that their brand new album, ‘ROWYCO,’ will be released on August 5th via Mighty Loud Records. ‘ROWYCO’ (let us know when you figure this one out!) is the FATTEST sounding record to date for the band. “This will be an exciting year,” predicts lead singer Jesse James Dupree. “With the album’s release timing perfectly with the grand opening of the Full Throttle Saloon, in Sturgis, South Dakota. The original location burned to the ground last year AND they are building back bigger and better than ever.” 

The Full Throttle Saloon enjoyed a 6 year run of a hit reality television show of the same name, which documented owner Michael Ballard and Jesse’s struggles to get the bar up, running and profitable during the world’s largest motorcycle rally.

The first single off of ‘ROWYCO,’ “Rally,” is the perfect song to kick off summer, as it’s time to rally for ROCK! “There is not a better song than ‘Rally’ to set the pace for an incredible summer 2016,” exclaims Jesse. So crank that bitch up!” To hear the new single and to pre-order the album, visit the following links:




And as far as the album as a whole, “It's a Jackyl record at its core, but there are some tracks, lyrically, that I went a little deeper on a personal level with some things I had going on at the time. It is the thickest sounding production that we have ever recorded. It’s just a huge slice of rock. ‘ROWYCO’ is a very diverse album and every track has its purpose.”

And with Jesse and co. set to continue their latest tour on June 8th in Pennsylvania, this is shaping up to be the summer of Jackyl!


‘ROWYCO’ Tracklist:

“Disasterpiece"
“Rally"
"All Night Rodeo”
"Ahead of My Time”
"Just Because I'm Drunk”
"Everyone's A Winner”
“Crazy"
"Hammer To The Head”
“Limpdick"
"Blast Off”


JACKYL Tour Dates:
  
6/19/2016    Portland, ME              Asylum    
6/24/2016    Mount Vernon, OH     Legends Sports Bar    
6/25/2016    Johnstown, PA           Thunder in the Valley @ Peoples Natural Gas Park    
6/26/2016    Baltimore, MD           Baltimore Soundstage    
7/1/2016        Simpsonville, SC      INDEPENDENCE SLAM
7/2/2016        Scott City, MO         Great River Rally at Lawless Harley Davidson    
7/13/2016    Erie, PA                    Roar on the Shore     
7/15/2016    Mineral Wells, WV      WV Interstate Fair    
7/16/2016    Marion, IN                 Brandt's I-69 Harley Davidson    
7/22/2016    Pompano Beach, FL    Pompano Beach Ampitheatre    
7/23/2016    Comstock, NE            Comstock is Back Festival at 2nd Wind Ranch    
7/29/2016    Van Wert, OH            Wetzelland 30th Anniversary Motorcycle Rally    
7/30/2016    New Albany, IN          The Backyard    
8/19/2016    Milford, IA                 Boji Bay Fun Pavillion    
9/1/2016        Oklahoma City, OK   Diamond Ballroom    
9/2/2016        Manhattan, KS         RC McGraw's
9/3/2016        Clear Lake, IA          The Surf Ballroom
9/6/2016        Minot, ND                The O'Riginal Bar & Nightclub    
9/9/2016        Hinckley, MN            Grand Casino Hinckley Amphitheatre
9/17/2016    Sunrise Beach, MO      Picklehead's Roadhouse    
11/25/2016    Indianapolis, IN         8 Second Saloon


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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Just Posted: Steve Conley of Flotsam And Jetsam on This Weeks Focus on Metal



Episode 287 - Flotsam And Jetsam


Long known as the band Jason Newsted came from, Flotsam And Jetsam ( flotsam-and-jetsam.com/ ) has continued to make great music and their latest S/T release on AFM Records proves that the fire is still there. Guitarist Steve Conley gave us a call and gave us an update on the band and the album. 


I also got the chance to talk with John Adams from Houston based Love N War , another great band you need to know about. They've had Up The Annie out for a while now and they are back in the studio working on their next one.


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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Just posted: Michael Schenker on This Weeks Focus on Metal



Episode 286 - On A Mission

A couple of returning guests this week. First off we had the pleasure of talking with Michael Schenker ( michaelschenkerhimself.com/ ) again right before he heads off to do Michael Schenker Fest at Sweden Rock. We discuss guitars, the future, the past, and of course the great new Temple of Rock release “On A Mission. Live in Madrid”. 


Also back this week is Fang VonWrathenstein from Lords of The Trident ( lordsofthetrident.com/ ) giving us an update on all things LOTT including a some talk about the "interesting" Beyonce cover below



Track of the week Static Renegade is from the new release “Lost in The Volume” from past guest 3D in Your Face ( 3dinyourface.com/ )



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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Just posted - Carmine Appice & Azrael's Bane on This Weeks Focus on Metal



Episode 285 - Stick It

Making his third appearance on the show this week it’s Carmine Appice. Carmine just published his autobiography “Stick It!” and he came on to talk about it as well as other stuff he’s got going including VAnilla Fudge and King Kobra. 
Also this week we have Houston based Azrael’s Bane. They just did a nice rerelease of “Modern Day Babylon” and they are working on new stuff right now. I had the whole band on and we had a damn fine metal chat.

Keep up with Carmine at carmineappice.net/ and find out more about Azrael’s Bane and get yourself a copy of “Modern Day Babylon” at azraelsbane.net/

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