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Day in Rock Report for 02/07/2024

After teasing fans on social media, rock legends AC/DC have now launched a countdown clock on their official website that will expire this coming Monday and asks fans "Are You Ready".

The countdown clock will expire on Monday, February 12 at 3:00 a.m. EST / 12:00 a.m. PST, and online speculation is that the group will be announcing possible tour dates, their first in almost a decade. (continue)

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Kicking off Mercury Studios 4K initiative, the first release on April 5, 2024 will be Motley Crue: The End - Live In Los Angeles on 4K UHD for the first time and they have released a brand new trailer.

Motley Crue: The End - Live In Los Angeles fully captures the energy and emotion of the evening on December 31, 2015 when legendary rock icons Motley Crue completed their 35-year touring career as a band with a spectacular final concert, "The End" at Staples Center in their hometown of Los Angeles, CA, just 10 miles from the Sunset Strip where the band's infamous and decadent career first launched. Previously released on DVD & Blu-ray and now available for the first time in 4k Ultra HD, the band thrilled the sold-out arena with performances of such mega-hits as "Kickstart My Heart," "Girls, Girls, Girls," "Home Sweet Home" and "Dr. Feelgood." While not everyone was able to see their Final Show live, Crue fans can now relive all the action for the first time in 4K. In addition to the epic concert footage, audiences will be treated to behind-the-scenes footage of the band's FINAL TOUR. (continue)

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Five Finger Death Punch announced today the digital deluxe edition of AFTERLIFE. Their critically acclaimed ninth studio album will now be released April 5 via Better Noise Music.

The deluxe version includes the original 12 tracks recorded with the band's longtime producer Kevin Churko (Ozzy Osbourne) in addition to four bonus tracks: acoustic versions of the album's songs "The End," "Judgement Day," and "Thanks For Asking" plus a brand new song, "This Is The Way" featuring the legendary late rapper DMX. (continue)

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After the resounding success of their 50th Anniversary celebration, Blue Oyster Cult is eagerly gearing up for an exciting new chapter in their storied career with the upcoming release of 'Ghost Stories.' This highly anticipated album marks a fitting finale to the recording legacy of one of rock's most iconic fixtures from the past 50 years.

In a thrilling partnership with Frontiers Music Srl, Blue Oyster Cult is set to captivate fans with a collection of reimagined and completed songs that span from 1978-2016. These musical treasures, long considered the 'lost gems' by Blue Oyster Cult enthusiasts, were originally recorded between 1978 and 1983, except for one track from 2016, "If I Fell." Also included is the only known recorded performance of their concert classic "Kick Out the Jams" (MC5 cover). Some of the material is from workshopping albums, some from performance rehearsals, and all were recorded once in the hopes that someday they'd see the light of day. (continue)

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Legendary rock guitarist Steve Hackett has released a brand new track called "Circo Inferno", from his forthcoming new studio album 'The Circus And The Nightwhale' which arrives on Friday, February 16th, 2024, via InsideOut Music.

Chipster sent over these details: A rite-of-passage concept album with a young character called Travla at the centre of it, 'The Circus And The Nightwhale's' 13 tracks have an autobiographical angle for the musician who says about his 30th solo release: "I love this album. It says the things I've been wanting to say for a very long time." (continue)

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Due to demand, influential alternative rock band Garbage is making their 4th studio album, Bleed Like Me, available on vinyl for the first time since it was originally released in 2005. Bleed Like Me is out on April 5 via UMe.

Fully remastered for 2024, this expanded reissue of 2005's Bleed Like Me includes 2CD, 1LP white vinyl, deluxe 2LP red vinyl, and HD digital formats and features b-sides, rare tracks, remixes and alternate versions of tracks. (continue)

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Infected Rain have premiered a music video for their song "Lighthouse". The track comes from their forthcoming album, "TIME", which will be released by Napalm Records this Friday, February 9th.

The band had this to say about the track, "From the shores of our minds to the reality of our lives, 'LIGHTHOUSE' represents a power that we hold inside of us. This track reminds us that the universe dances to the rhythm of our thoughts. All our thoughts are waves in the endless galaxy of creation. (continue)

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Remo Drive have released a music video for their new single "All You'll Ever Catch", the latest track from their forthcoming album, "Mercy", which will be released on February 23rd.

""All You'll Ever Catch" is a song about the circular thinking of anxiety," vocalist and guitarist Erik Paulson explains. "I wrote it as an invitation to myself to embrace what is, and to allow my subconscious and intuition guide me. Ironically, the song was labored over in a very self-conscious way. However, I do feel its message sinking in the longer I get to sit with my own advice." (continue)

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Thy Art Is Murder will return to North America for a headline tour this Spring. It's the first North American tour in support of the new album Godlike, out now.

The tour kicks off on April 11 at L'Olympia in Montreal and runs through May 11 at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ. Support acts are Angelmaker, Signs of the Swarm, and Snuffed on Sight. (continue)

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Musical integrity still matters, as illustrated by guitar trio The String Revolution and guitar virtuoso Tommy Emmanuel winning the Grammy Award this past Sunday (2/4) in the "Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella" category for their unique reimagining of Johnny Cash's classic "Folsom Prison Blues." Sharing the Grammy Award with them is The Man in Black's son John Carter Cash, who produced the single. Released July 23, 2023 via Copeland International Arts/Universal Music Group, it proves some classics are meant to be reborn.

QUOTE FROM THE STRING REVOLUTION: "Janet Robin, Markus Illko and Rober Luis of the guitar trio, The String Revolution couldn't be more honored and grateful to the Recording Academy for this Grammy recognition. It goes without saying, having the master himself Tommy Emmanuel gracing our track, and John Carter Cash producing it, gave it that extra special magic that pushed the recording to shine even more. Huge thanks to the entire team including our engineer Trey Call, mixing engineer Matthew Hyde, and mastering engineer Emerson Mancini who also added the final frosting." (continue)

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Frank Turner and his long-standing band The Sleeping Souls will be hitting the road this spring for U.S. headline tour in support of his forthcoming album, "Undefeated."

The Undefeated Tour is set to kick off on May 23rd in Harrisburg, PA at XL Live and will run through June 22nd where it wraps up in Philadelphia, PA at The Fillmore. (continue)

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Alternative, indie, pop band CINDERS recently released their single and video called "Going Nowhere", and to celebrate we asked them to tell us about the track and visual. Here is the story:

The video for "Going Nowhere" is a compilation of three shows we played (The Troubadour in Los Angeles, Valley Bar in Phoenix, and The Complex in Salt Lake City). We thought that a live video would be a perfect representation of who we are as a band, since we had not released music for two years. (continue)


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