Following the release of their 2008 Wasted Heart EP, DUFF MCKAGAN’s LOADED will release Sick on April 7th (Century Media Records). This marks the first full-length studio album in eight years from the band Duff formed in 1998 and grouped up with again in 2001. This is an all-out assault of pure rock and punk-infused fury that pulls no punches. Loaded encompasses what rock n’ roll should be all about, creating memorable songs with infectious hooks.
The album’s first single “Flatline” is now streaming at www.playboy.com (where Duff also pens the weekly “Duffonomics” financial column. In addition to his new blog on Playboy.com–where McKagan says he hopes to “shed some no-nonsense light on day-to-day money issues”–DUFF has penned a two-page “Success” column in the new March issue of Playboy magazine. He also continues to contribute his “Reverb” column to the Seattle Weekly.
BRUTAL TRUTH have posted the first preview track from their brand-new album and first full-length in 10 years, Evolution Through Revolution. The title-track, “Evolution Through Evolution”, can be heard now via the band’s MySpace page. Evolution Through Revolution is set for an April 14th North American release date (April 20th internationally) via Relapse Records.
Brutal Truth recorded Evolution Through Revolution at Watchman Studios in Lockport, NY with engineer Doug White (PSYOPUS). Additional song titles include: “Sugardaddy”, “Get A Therapist… Spare The World”, “Detached”, “Global Good Guy”, “Lifer”, “Bob Dylan Wrote Propaganda Songs”, and “Grind Fidelity”.
Brutal Truth have recently confirmed appearances at both the Auditory Assault Festival in Brooklyn and Maryland Deathfest in Baltimore. The band is currently planning many more international tour dates in support of Evolution Through Revolution’s release. Complete Brutal Truth tour information will be announced shortly.
BURN HALO, featuring former 18 VISIONS singer James Hart, has moved the release date of their self-titled debut album to March 31 on Rawkhead Records (through Warner Music Group’s Independent Label Group). It’s not the first time this has happened, either.
Little FYI, LACUNA COI will return with their new full-length release, Shallow Life, on April 21 in North America. The album was recorded with acclaimed producer Don Gilmore (Avril Lavigne, Linkin Park, Pearl Jam) at the famed NRG Studios in Los Angeles.
Black metallers GOD FORBID have a new contest running over at their Ning which gives fans the opportunity to speak with Dallas Coyle himself. All you have to do is post a picture of yourself in the comments section of their group on Ning wearing the t-shirt and holding the CD Earthsblood in order to get a free phone call from Mr. Coyle. Hey, it’s a good idea.
Check out our little interviews with the band:
The first installment of THREAT SIGNAL’s “Studio Diary” video series contains footage of Adam Weber laying down rhythm guitar tracks for the band’s new album at Temple Studios in Chatsworth, California.
Some of the songtitles that are set to appear on the new THREAT SIGNAL album include “Through My Eyes,” “Severed,” “United We Stand,” and “The Beginning Of The End.”
Tampa Florida’s SUCCESS WILL WRITE APOCALYPSE ACROSS THE SKY have debuted the track ”10,000 Sermons, 1 Solution” on the band’s MySpace page, a track from their upcoming album, The Grand Partition and the Abrogation of Idolatry, due for European release on April 3, and American release in early May via Nuclear Blast Records.
The album was produced, mixed and mastered by James Murphy (Death, Testament, Obituary) and contains 13 tracks of what James considers to be his “best production to date.”
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.
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:
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LACK OF INTEREST
AGENDA OF SWINE
THE ABOMINABLE IRON SLOTH
Visit www.losangelesmurderfest.com for more information.
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