Blue October Confirm US Tour in March

BLUE OCTOBER will embark on a US tour this March in support of their upcoming album Approaching Normal, produced by Steve Lillywhite and in stores March 24. Their new single “Dirt Room,” which is already Top 15 on the Mediabase Alternative Chart, makes its debut this week on the Active Rock chart. They’ll be at Nokia in LA on March 21. Check the dates out  at www.myspace.com/blueoctober.

Los Angeles Murderfest Band Lineup…More Additions

GRAF ORLOCK, THE ABOMINABLE IRON SLOTH have been confirmed for the fifth annual Los Angeles Murderfest, set to take place on May 9-10 at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, California.

The festival billing is shaping up as follows:

EYEHATEGOD
GENERAL SURGERY
ROTTEN SOUND
CRIPPLE BASTARDS
COFFINS
MALIGNANCY
STORMCROW
GHOUL
– 16 –
LACK OF INTEREST
PHOBIA
OUTLAW ORDER
AGENDA OF SWINE
CREMATORIUM
ABYSMAL DAWN
INSANITY
ALDEBARAN
BEOWULF
SCARECROW
RESISTANT CULTURE
IT’S CASUAL
INHERIT DISEASE
BRAINDRILL
GRAF ORLOCK
VOETSEK
THE ABOMINABLE IRON SLOTH
BLOWUPNIHILIST
LANDMINE MARATHON
EARLY GRAVES
THE SECRET

Visit www.losangelesmurderfest.com for more information.

Snocore 2009 Bands and Tour Dates

Snocore 2009 will be happening. It’ll be headlined by STATIC-X and will feature support from click click boomers SALIVA, BURN HALO, and THE FLOOD:

April 1 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre
April 11 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
April 13 – Augusta, GA @ The Country Club
April 17 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
April 18 – Hampton Beach, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino
April 22 – Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
April 27 – Chicago, IL @ The House of Blues
April 29 – Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium
May 3 – Las Vegas, NV @ The House of Blues
May 6 – San Francisco, CA @ The Grand Ballroom

Why I DJ For Braingell.com

Thought I would write a little bit about why I DJ at Braingell.com and not at some other station. Basically I am a metal head and I know there are other stations out there, but BGR supports unsigned bands and also the station owner gives me free reign over what I do when I DJ.  I prefer to DJ metal and be able to play the type of hard rock and metal that I like. Now I have been known to play songs by bands I don’t actually care for, but that is over the fact I used to be a Radio DJ at a station in Key West, Fl. back in 1995. The station was WOZN The Ozone 98.7FM, but now is a Jazz format. I was also known as CrazyIvan there for 6 months while onair, but was previously known as Jeff The Naked Guy when I was doing stuff for a nudist group I co-founded in Key West called Florida Key Naturists.

I do enjoy finding new bands to get people to hear and discover. Some bands I have found out here in the Metro-Atlanta area are really good and need to be heard by alot of people. Bands like Low Down, Halycon Way, A Lower Deep, and others have reminded me why I love the music I do.

“Lifetime Achievement Award” for Ozzy Osbourne

America’s first ever hard rock and heavy metal music award show, the first annual Epiphone Revolver Golden Globe Awards, Will take place Tuesday, April 7 at Club Nokia in downtown Los Angeles and be broadcast on MTV2 as a one-hour special debuting Saturday, May 2.  Rock legend Ozzy Osbourne will be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the event presented by America’s leading heavy music magazine Revolver.

Hosted by Brian Posehn, the Epiphone Revolver Golden Globe Awards will be highlighted by performances from Killswitch Engage, Hatebreed, All That Remains, Suicide Silence and a special guest to be announced. The evening, a celebration of the music of rock’s most enduring and fan-supported genre will also feature special appearances by Motorhead’s Lemmy Kilmister, Glenn Danzig, Maynard James Keenan, Chuck Billy and Eric Peterson of Testament, Protest The Hero, Marta from Bleeding Through, Isis, Brendon Small from Dethklok, WWE wrestler CM Punk, and many more. A limited number of tickets go on sale beginning Friday, February 20 at 10:00 AM Pacific Time at all Ticketmaster locations, the Club Nokia box office and online at: Ticketmaster

Time For The RIAA Bullshit To End

In SONY BMG Music Entertainment vs. Cloud, a case in Pennsylvania where the RIAA’s statutory damages seeking from 2200 to 450 thousand times the amount of actual damages is being tested. the United States DOJ has filed papers indicating that it’s considering intervening in the case to defend the constitutionality of such awards. They are requesting an extension of time to make the decision.

This will test whether President Barack Obama’s policies against members of his administration participating in matters in which they were previously involved will be applied, since partners from Jenner and Block, the architects of the RIAA’s mass litigation campaign, now occupy the second and third highest positions in the new administration’s DOJ.

According to the President’s policies, they should be recused from this case.

This will be a good test of the Obama administration living up to the president’s pledge to stand up for the people, rather than for the big corporations.

Click here to write president Obama and ask him Not to intervene.

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“News to snap your neck to” on 2/17/09

GWAR will be slaying the countryside with Preistess and Cattle Decapitation starting this May. Lamb of God‘s entire new album “Wrath” can be heard via streaming, isn’t the internet grand! Converge will be destroying a stage (hopefully) near you this spring. Walls of Jericho and The Red Chord will be hitting the east coast and Canada toward the end of March, eh! The mighty Napalm Death will be touring all over the US this spring, you’ll regret missing this tour- SO DON”T!

Rock on and GO SEE A SHOW!

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