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Day in Rock Report for 10/08/2016


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Scott Stapp Fronted Supegroup Art Of Anarchy Release New Video

Creed's Scott Stapp returns to the music world as the new frontman for the supergroup Art Of Anarchy and the band has released a video for their new single "The Madness".

The group, which also features Disturbed bassist John Moyer, former Guns N' Roses guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal and twin brothers Jon and Vince Votta, premiered the new video with Billboard.

They will also be making their debut live performance on October 27th at The Gramercy Theatre in New York City and have tapped Cilver and The Dives to open the show. Watch the new video here.

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Metallica Wants Fans For New Video

(hennemusic) Metallica have announced that they are looking for fans to participate in a video shoot for an undisclosed track from their forthcoming album, "Hardwired…To Self Destruct."

Set to be filmed on October 11-12 in the San Francisco Bay Area, the band has issued casting calls for multiple roles of all ethnicities for the two-day shoot.

The shoot confirms the group's plans for a third video from the project following the lead track "Hardwired" and the current single, "Moth Into Flame." Read more here.

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Megadeth's Mustaine Was Forced To Change His Approach

(Classic Rock) Megadeth leader Dave Mustaine says he was forced to change his approach to playing after the recruitment of new guitarist Kiko Louriero and drummer Dirk Verbeuren.

He believes he's become a better performer as a result - and reveals that it's allowed the band to bring back some songs they'd had to stop delivering on tour.

The veteran frontman has changed the habit of a lifetime by warming up before he goes out on stage, after being impressed by his colleagues' energy and ability.

Mustaine tells 102.9 The Hog: "These guys are the best at what they do in the business. It's really made me re-evaluate my playing. Usually I would not warm up, because I know what I'm doing. Seeing them now, they're just so fierce, it makes me want to be the best I can be at what I do.

"Even if I am self-taught, even if it's something I was just born with, I want to be the best I can." Read more and listen to the full interview here.

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Deep Purple Icons Going To Rock Camp

Deep Purple icons Ian Paice, Steve Morse And Glenn Hughes will help Rock And Roll Fantasy Camp celebrate the music of the legendary group next March.

They will be taking part in the event in Hollywood, Ca on March 2nd-5th including the finale jam that will be taking place on the final night at the Whisky A Go Go on the Sunset Strip.

Glenn Hughes had this to say, "Always my pleasure to return to RRFC. An honor to give back what has freely been given to me, & to help capture the Spirit of Rock Music with the Campers. Music is The healer , and is the greatest natural high. Share the love with gratitude. We suit up, show up and ROCK . See you all in LA."

Steve Morse adds, "I'm excited that I've been asked back for a visit at Rock And Roll Fantasy Camp, this time in Los Angeles. Can't wait to get back to Camp again and jam with some of these great players!" Find more details about the camp here.

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Pixies Release Black Francis Directed Music Video

Pixies have released a brand new video for the track "Um Chagga Lagga," which was written, produced and directed by frontman Black Francis.

The song comes from the group's brand new album "Head Carrier". According to the announcement, Black worked with French filmmaker Louis Collins to select Toulouse, France as the video's location. Watch it here

The veteran group are preparing to head across the pond to launch their European tour on November 15th in Vienna, Austria. The trek will conclude with a sold-out UK tour leg. See the dates here.

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Foreigner Announce Very Special Unplugged Show

Foreigner will be celebrating the release of their live acoustic album, "In Concert: Unplugged," with the iconic band's very first performance at the famed Carnegie Hall on October 25th.

The album was recorded at a concert hosted by Edsel B. Ford at the Ford Motor Company Conference & Event Center in Detroit, MI and the band's royalties from this album will be donated to JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation).

The band announced that they have invited area school choirs to compete for a chance to open for the band at the special show and to win a $5000 grant from The Grammy Foundation for their school's music program.

New York area schools can submit an a capella arrangement of any classic rock song heard on the website for New York classic rock station Q104. Four choir finalists will be posted on the Q104 website, and listeners' and audience votes will determine the winner. Their prize will be presented at the show. Find more details here.

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Discharge Frontman Permanently Banned By Canada

(nuclearblast) Discharge revealed that they played their final Canadian show earlier this week at the Rickshaw Theater in Vancouver, British Columbia after learning frontman JJ has been permanently banned from entering the country.

JJ had this to say, "Well... I'm permanently banned from Canada. Criminal charges from 20 years ago. However they let me in to play the show for a "low" cost of $200 as long as I leave the country after we play. Bones made it in by the skin of his teeth... Tezz / Rainy not allowed back in the USA.

"Karl Morris 'Egghead' from The Exploited, UK Subs etc. will be filling in on bass for us. Doesn't look like Discharge will ever be allowed back in Canada... so looks like tonight will be our last Canadian show. All USA shows still on... see ya soon!" Read more here.

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The Damned Announce Limited Edition Anniversary Release

The Damned will be celebrating a milestone anniversary later this month with a limited edition release. On October 22nd, 1976 the band made history by becoming the first UK punk band to release a single.

The group, which is still going strong to this day, has announced that they will mark the anniversary with the release of a special limited edition 7" anniversary edition of the "New Rose" single.

The vinyl is set to be released by BMG on November 4th and will include the original artwork, picture disc and an exclusive fold out poster, according to the announcement.

The band is also celebrating the anniversary with three sold out U.S. shows. Read more here.

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Kyuss's John Garcia Announces Acoustic Album

Iconic Kyuss and Hermano frontman John Garcia has announced that he will be releasing his solo acoustic album 'The Coyote Who Spoke In Tongues' on January 27th.

Garcia had the following to say about the album, "This record is one of the most important of my career, difficult and challenging to do, but worth every minute of sweat!"

The 9-track album was recorded and mixed by Steve Feldman and Robbie Waldman, mastered by Gene "The Machine" Grimaldi at Oasis Mastering in California. See the tracklisting here.

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Protest The Hero Announce New Album 'Pacific Myth'

Protest The Hero have announced that they will be releasing a new six track album entitled "Pacific Myth" on November 18th, comprised of songs from their subscription platform.

The band created the platform to bring new music to fans. The tracks have been remastered and remixed for the album release. They had this to say, "Pacific Myth was purely an experiment. Normally, we take as much time as we need to write records - lots of which is spent procrastinating. With Pacific Myth, we didn't have that luxury - we promised to release 1 song per month on the 15th of each month for 6 months running.

"What we discovered in writing these tunes was the fact that strict deadlines (even if self-imposed) do not allow for over-thinking - something we are incredibly guilty of on our four existing full length albums.

"Surprisingly, the constricting time frame lead to some risks in writing we wouldn't have normally taken - or at least some risks we would normally have had the time to identify as 'too risky' and then re-worked until we felt safe again. For this reason, it's a totally 'go-with-your-gut' record and one we are extremely proud of." They will be offering the title in a variety of bundles and formats. Find details here.

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For Today Announce Support For Farwell Concert

For Today recently announced their very final UK show and have now revealed that they will be supported at that show by special guests 5 LOATHE, and Nothing Left.

Their final UK show will take place at The Underworld in London on October 27th. The band had the following to say about their break up, "After over 11 years as a band, 6 full length albums and 1 EP, we have decided to make 2016 the last year of For Today. When we started this band in 2005, we never imagined that our music would make it out of Sioux City, Iowa, let alone take us all around the world multiple times.

"Our lives have been hugely impacted by the time we've spent making music and touring. We met our wives, had kids and moved to different states because of For Today." Read more here.

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Night Ranger Announce 35th Anniversary Release

Night Ranger have announced that they will be releasing a special live package on December 2nd via Frontiers Music Srl that celebrates their 35th anniversary.

"35 Years And A Night in Chicago" will be released on 2CD/DVD, Blu-Ray, and digital audio. The label also revealed that they will be releasing the veteran band's new studio album in the first half of next year.

Night Ranger's Jack Blades had this to say about the live package, "After 35 years of recording and touring, we thought it was about time to rock out a live album for all the fans that have been coming to see us. And for those who have yet to experience a live Night Ranger show.... enjoy the ride!" Read more here.

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Dark Tranquillity Release Animated 'Atoma' Video

Dark Tranquillity have released a new animated music video for the title song of their forthcoming album "Atoma" which is set to hit stores on November 4th.

The band had the following to say about the new video, "The title track is one of the catchiest and most direct numbers on Atoma and already feels like a future live favorite. The first 30 seconds could be heard on one of our studio documentary clips, but here is Atoma in its full glory. Enjoy!" Watch the video here

The group also announced that the album will be released as a limited 2CD Mediabook in Slipcase (Europe only) or limited 2CD Digipak (North America only), as CD Jewelcase and Gatefold LP+CD. Read more here.

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Ashes Of My Regrets Release 'Daydreams' Video

Ashes Of My Regrets have released a new music video for their single "Daydreams." The track comes from their forthcoming six-track "Caricatures" EP, which will be released on November 4th.

Frontman Chris Ferland had the following to say about the new video, "We have been teasing this music video for a while now and a lot of hard work went into the making of it, so we're extremely excited to finally share it with the world.

"Alex from Blackwolf Imaging was a blast to work with and does such amazing work. We couldn't be happier with the way it turned out."Watch the "Daydreams" video here.

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Motograter Ink Deal For Long-Awaited New Album

Motograter have announced that they have an inked a deal with the EMP LABEL GROUP, to release their long-awaited sophomore album "Desolation."

The new album will following 2003 self-titled debut and was produced by Ahrue Luster (Ill Nino/Ex-Machine Head) and mixed by Joshua Wickman (Within the Ruins, KING 810).

Motograter's Noah "Shark" Robertson had this to say about their new deal, "We are honored and very proud to be working with David Ellefson, Thom Hazaert, and everyone else at EMP Label Group. We have fought tooth and nail to bring people new Motograter music. We can't wait to unleash this voracious beast that is 'Desolation' upon the masses." Read more here.

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Red Sun Rising Release 'Amnesia' Video

(RT) Red Sun Rising have released a music video for their new single "Amnesia". The track comes from the group's debut full-length album "Polyester Zeal" (Razor & Tie).

We were send these details about the clip: Directed by Ryan Valdez and shot in Los Angeles, the storyline showcases the band in multiple incarnations, depicting music of different eras and styles - hair metal, '60s pop, '90s boy bands and country heartthrobs, as seen on TV. Emulating a late-night channel surfing experience, band members star as fictitious characters Simon Fargunkel, Burt Hansby, Donald Doozeman and Big Jimmy in their own infomercial, complete with call-in number. Watch the video here

"Amnesia" marks a departure from the band's previous two videos for "Emotionless" and "The Otherside." Read more
here.

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Metalmania Festival Returning After Almost A Decade

(mmp) Metal Mind Productions has announced that after a 9-year hiatus, the biggest indoor metal festival in Eastern Europe - Metalmania, will be coming back to life next spring.

The 23rd edition of this iconic festival will be held on April, 22nd 2017 in Spodek Hall, Katowice (Poland). It will be one of the most important musical events of 2017, a real treat for metal maniacs worldwide! Metalmania remains true to its formula - one day, two stages, several bands from all around the world and thousands of fans! That’s what Metalmania Festival is all about! First bands to be announced soon.

The last edition of Metalmania Festival took place at Spodek Hall in Katowice on March, 8th 2008, with Megadeth, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Overkill and Satyricon on the bill! More details
here.

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