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Day in Rock Report for 03/30/2023

A massive wall of sound will emerge in the desert this fall at the world's greatest live music destination Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA with the arrival of POWER TRIP. It's a three-day historic event set for October 6, 7 and 8 that will bring together six iconic bands that define loud and powerful music: Guns N' Roses and Iron Maiden (Friday, October 6), AC/DC and Ozzy Osbourne (Saturday, October 7) and Metallica and Tool (Sunday, October 8).

This unique night-time desert setting with unmatched concert production will amplify the experience beyond the traditional stadium or parking lot concert norm with three double-billed headlining performances. This is the most rocking line-up to ever perform in an unparalleled location for heavy music audiences looking for an unforgettable weekend escape. (continue)

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Metallica has unveiled the title track of its forthcoming 12th studio album, 72 Seasons. A seven-and-a-half-minute opus that opens the new record, "72 Seasons" is the fourth advance offering from its namesake-following the recent release of the "If Darkness Had A Son," as well as the "Screaming Suicide" and first single "Lux AEterna."

"72 Seasons" sets the tone for the expansive and unrelenting 12-song, 77-minute album. The Hetfield/Ulrich/Hammett-penned epic is nothing short of an embodiment of the concept behind the new record's title, as previously detailed in James Hetfield's own words: "72 seasons. The first 18 years of our lives that form our true or false selves. The concept that we were told 'who we are' by our parents. A possible pigeonholing around what kind of personality we are. I think the most interesting part of this is the continued study of those core beliefs and how it affects our perception of the world today. Much of our adult experience is reenactment or reaction to these childhood experiences. Prisoners of childhood or breaking free of those bondages we carry." (continue)

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KISS announced the addition of four new dates on their final tour, THE END OF THE ROAD TOUR. Produced by Live Nation, these final runs of shows will kick off this October and now include stops in Detroit, Nashville, St. Louis and Ft.

Worth before wrapping up with a massive show in the city where it all began for KISS. New York City has been a part of the band's ethos and storyline for more than four decades, so they felt it fitting to culminate an iconic Rock & Roll Hall of Fame worthy career on stage at New York's famed MADISON SQUARE GARDEN. (continue)

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(hennemusic) Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page is sharing the original demo for "The Rain Song" in sync with this week's 50th anniversary of the release of "Houses Of The Holy."

Featuring the singles "Over The Hills And Far Away" and "D'yer Mak'er" and classic tracks like "Dancing Days", "No Quarter" and "The Ocean", Led Zeppelin's fifth album delivered their fourth straight UK No. 1 while also topping the US charts, where it went on to sell more than 11 million copies in the region. (continue)

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The Red Hot Chili Peppers, kicked off the new leg of their highly successful global tour with an iconic show at BC Place in Vancouver, BC. on Wednesday night (March 29th.)

The show featured a setlist of timeless tracks like "Can't Stop," "Californication," and "Snow ((Hey Oh))" as well as hit singles, "Tippa My Tongue," "Eddie," and more off their two #1 studio albums that were released last year, Unlimited Love and Return of the Dream Canteen. (continue)

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(hennemusic) Def Leppard is streaming a video for "Animal" from their forthcoming album, "Drastic Symphonies." The "official Director's cut" of the clip features a selection of footage captured on shoot for the album's atmospheric album artwork, whilst nodding to the original 1987 video for the song.

"'Animal' was our first UK hit, 10 years after we formed," says Joe Elliott. "And, all this time later, thanks to a beautiful meeting of classic and classical, it sounds as fresh to my ears now as it did when it first came out." (continue)

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On Thursday March 9, everyone in the Dark Angel family was notified of Jimmy Durkin's passing on Wednesday morning, March 8. Jim Durkin was the founder of Dark Angel, a major contributor to the music and was one of the founding fathers of thrash. He was known as the master of the riff with some of the most memorable and evil thrash riffs ever. Jim Durkin was family to all of the Dark Angel camp and will be deeply missed.

Jim had been sitting out Dark Angel shows due to personal matters since 2020. Jim requested Laura Christine as his replacement, and she has joined us at the more recent Dark Angel appearances, as he'd requested that we keep it in the family. (continue)

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Like Moths To Flames have dropped the video for the new single "Predestination Paradox." It marks the first new music since the 2021-released EP, Pure Like Porcelain.

The song points to an age-old conundrum of human existence - the desire to connect, all the while knowing that a connection can expire without any notice. Despite that potential pain, we still give into the desire to connect. (continue)

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After The Burial, have released their first new music in 4 years today with the drop of double single 'Embrace The Infinity' which consists of two new tracks - "Nothing Gold" and "Death Keeps Us From Living".

Reflecting on the harrowing new single which details the band's unique experience with the COVID-19 lockdowns, vocalist Anthony Notarmaso reveals "These songs were written during a hard time in my life. I went to a place that some of us have been before, and some have never come back from. They move on the impermanence of life, that nothing lasts forever and giving in to the loss of control we no longer have when something dear to us ends. But they also remind us that fear, and the past can't keep us from living. (continue)

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Royal Bliss and Citizen Soldier have released a video for their new collaboration "Through Hell", as Royal Bliss announce that they will release their new album, "Survival", on April 7th.

Through Hell" was released as a stand alone single that will not appear on Survival. "Through Hell will be the anthem for those who have survived trauma and struggle. We all have been through some sort of hell, and this song will help people to know, they are not alone. It's a common bond so many of us share." says Neal Middleton. (continue)

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Obituary announce the Barely-A-Live-Stream happening from the band's RedNeckStudio on April 22 & 23! The band will be performing fan favorites from their historic discography on April 22 and performing their new album 'Dying of Everything' in full on April 23!

Additionally, Obituary begin their Spring North America Tour April 28 through late May. Support will be provided by Immolation, Blood Incantation & Ingrown. (continue)

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In a recent interview with Ultimate Guitar magazine, veteran drummer Carmine Appice kicked up a dust storm when he lamented the fact that a certain stadium metal group had been relying on pre-recorded tracks in their live show. In retaliation, the bassist for said metal group referred to Appice as a "washed up drummer." But as a member of numerous pioneering classic rock bands like Vanilla Fudge and Cactus, often dubbed "the American Led Zeppelin," as well as longtime collaborator with Rod Stewart, Jeff Beck and a host of others, Appice has had more than his fair share of stage experience and knows the kind of chops it takes to command a stage show.

Even now, after 5 decades in the music business, Appice continues to release new albums and break new ground. His most recent project, a pairing with superstar guitarist and producer extraordinaire Fernando Perdomo, is about to unleash a brand new studio album titled Running Up That Hill. Set for release on May 26, the album consists of fiery rock instrumentals, featuring special guest performances by Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big, David Lee Roth), Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater), Jimmy Haslip (Yellowjackets), Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (Guns N' Roses), Tony Franklin (The Firm), Phil Soussan (Ozzy Osbourne, Vince Neil) and more! (continue)

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Deerhoof today shared "Phase-Out All Remaining Non-Miracles by 2028," the final single from their highly anticipated new album Miracle-Level out tomorrow (March 31st) via Joyful Noise Recordings.

The track is accompanied by a scrappy, hellish fantasy video created by Italy-based Mexican animator Nespy 5euro and art director Debora Panaccione that portrays a world suffering from an energy crisis. Global governments and corporate overlords develop an alternative energy source called WATOIL in an attempt to prevent the collapse of civilization. These profiteers drain the ecosystem of water, ultimately unleashing a vengeful entity that destroys everything. Deerhoof's statement echoes this ominous warning: (continue)

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Prophecy Fest takes another important step towards the final billing of this year's edition. We are more than confident that you will be as stoked as we are about the addition of My Dying Bride! The English death doom legend will perform for the first time at the Cave of Balve.

As the Norwegians have been among the most requested acts for years, the announcement of VEMOD should also find massive approval. There is more: ILLUDIUM will come all the the way from the US with frontwoman Shantel Amundson eager to finally present her music live in Europe. Too much light? Dutch post-black metal outfit LASTER will bring darkness to the cave. (continue)

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The CMT MUSIC AWARDS will feature an all-star tribute to legendary band Lynyrd Skynyrd featuring a stacked lineup of music royalty including Billy Gibbons, Chuck Leavell, Cody Johnson, Paul Rodgers, Slash and Warren Haynes, alongside LeAnn Rimes and Wynonna Judd filling the role of "The Honkettes." The celebration comes 50 years after the launch of the band's debut album, following the recent passing of final original founding member, guitarist Gary Rossington.

Cody Johnson and Paul Rodgers will lead vocals with Billy Gibbons, Slash and Warren Haynes on electric guitar for a one-time-only performance of a pair of timeless Lynyrd Skynyrd hits. (continue)

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Puscifer's Existential Reckoning: Re-Wired, a track-by-track re-imagining of the band's critically-acclaimed album, Existential Reckoning, arrives tomorrow via Puscifer Entertainment/Alchemy Recordings/BMG).

A third preview of the album arrives today, with a visualizer for "Apocalyptical (Re-Imagined by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross)". Previously released songs include "A Singularity (Re-Imagined by Carina Round)," which was released in tandem with several videos from those within the Pusciverse, including a stirring Maynard James Keenan-created homage to his recently departed dog, MiHo (watch here), and "Postulous (Re-Imagined by Phantogram)," featuring a Daniel Martin Diaz-created clip for the electrified track. (continue)

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Burning Witches have released a video for their new single "Unleash The Beast". The track comes from their forthcoming album, "The Dark Tower", which arrive son May 5th.

Here is the official announcement: Your favorite heavy metal force, BURNING WITCHES, have unleashed their newest ounce of mischief with the brand new single "Unleash The Beast". On this track, roaring, dueling guitars battle each other with top-notch, fast-paced performances while the energy of the song rises to its climax when the sharp voice of singer Laura Guldemond combines with powerful harmonies. With the song's bloodthirsty guitars and raspy voices, the head-bopping melodies push fans against walls. (continue)

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(hennemusic) Rush is streaming a new visualizer video for "Digital Man", a track from the forthcoming 40th anniversary reissues for their 1982 album, "Signals."

Recorded with producer Terry Brown at Le Studio in Morin-Heights, Quebec, the Canadian band's ninth studio album and its technology-embracing riffs and rhythms continued their forward-thinking trajectory during an ever-shifting 1980s musical landscape. (continue)

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(hennemusic) The Cult has announced dates for a summer tour of the UK and Europe in support of their latest album, "Under The Midnight Sun." The three-week series will open in Brussels on June 14 and travel throughout Europe before wrapping up with three UK performances in early July.

Presales begin Thursday, March 30 at 10 AM local time, with general public tickets available Friday, March 31 at 10 AM local time. The Cult recorded "Under The Midnight Sun" with producer Tom Dalgety (Pixies, Ghost, Royal Blood) at Rockfield Studios in Wales. (continue)

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NYC Sludge Rockers Netherlands are releasing their new album, "Severance" tomorrow (March 31st). To celebrate we asked Timo Ellis to tell us about the title track. Here is the story:

Our latest single, SEVERANCE (also the title track of our new record) came out of a spontaneous guitar playing session at my studio, within my normal practice of just pressing record and f***ing around/ seeing if I'm able to channel anything decent. In this case, the song's main lumbering riff emerged and seemed to be worth following, worth developing; throughout that initial session it fully evolved into (another) one of what I would call our down-tempo "minimalist doom" numbers; a song without a particularly sophisticated intention, mostly meant to create a hypnotic effect....and with as massive/ menacing of a guitar sound as I can muster. (continue)

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