Category Archives: Updates

RAMMSTEIN: RAMM 4

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OK so I am a HUGE RAMMSTEIN fan (In fact one of my goals in life is to meet them) and they have not released a new album since 2009 Liebe Ist Fur Alle Da but recently they played the PinkPop Festival in the Netherlands where they premiered a new song called RAMM 4. So what are my thoughts on this new song? Music wise it sounds reminiscent of guitarist Richard Z Kruse’s side band Emigrate and their song Silent So Long but it doesn’t feel like a total rip off. If anything it feels like they expanded on the riff.

Now lets talk lyrics. While the song is in German you can find another video with translated lyrics HERE and if these lyrics are accurate then I believe this song is meant to represent they’re return. Not only do they drop their own band name but they reference some of the songs they’ve written over the years and even the machinery set up they use for their stage. The only thing I didn’t like about the lyrics was the use of nah nah nah’s because as we all know (Take it Away StrongBad). Yeah those aren’t legit lyrics. That’s what you put down as a filler until you come up with something real. That being said this song is not officially recorded yet so let’s wait and see what happens (and hopefully someone can explain what the number 4 is suppose to mean).

All and all i’d say this song doesn’t get me excited to hear new material from the Gods of Industrial Metal. Be sure to go to Rammstein.com for more details. But now I want to hear from all of you. What did you guys think of this song? Comment below and let me know and until next time nation. STAY LOUD!

KORN & BREAKING BENJAMIN

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I just received some exciting news. Korn & Breaking Benjamin are set to go on tour they’re calling the “Nocturnal Underground Tour”. With special guests Motionless In White and Silver Snakes.

Nocturnal Underground Tour

 

They will be going on a 14 city trek and tickets go on sale June 10 in select markets and VIP tickets will be available at Breaking Benjamin’s website. The dates are as follows.

Saturday, Sept. 24 – Fargo, ND – Scheels Arena

Sunday, Sept. 25 – Omaha, NE – Baxter Arena

Tuesday, Sept. 27 – Cedar Rapids, IA – US Cellular Center

Wednesday, Sept. 28 – Peoria, IL – Peoria Civic Center

Wednesday, Oct. 5 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion

Friday, Oct. 7 – Pelham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre

Saturday, Oct. 8 – Southaven, MS – Landers Center

Sunday, Oct. 9 – Biloxi, MS -Mississippi Coast Coliseum

Tuesday, Oct. 11 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre

Wednesday, Oct. 12 – Jacksonville, FL – Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Coliseum

Thursday, Oct. 13 – Alpharetta, GA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre (on sale June 17)

Saturday, Oct. 15 – Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP

Sunday, Oct. 16 – Tulsa, OK BOK Center – (on sale June 24)

Wednesday, Oct. 19 – Colorado Springs, CO – Colorado Springs World Arena (on sale June 17)

What songs are you guys hoping to hear live? I am hoping Breaking Benjamin plays Ashes of Eden. that whole album grew on me very fast and Korn never fails to disappoint. I saw Motionless In White on Mayhem but I haven’t seen Silver Snakes yet but it’s sure to be a good tour.

JOEY JORDISON IS BACK!!!

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Former SLIPKNOT drummer JOEY JORDISON is back with a new band called VIMIC and they’re song SIMPLE SKELETONS has been blowing up all over Liquid Metal on Sirius XM  Satellite Radio. So what do I think about it?…..I like it! This particular song has Joey’s drumming style all over it. The guitars are driven by grooves and the singer ACTUALLY SINGS! The band features Chase Musmecci on vocals long with some of his former bandmates from Scar The Martyr. Jed Simon & Kriss Norris on Guitar, Kyle Konkiel on Bass, and Mathew Tarach on keyboard. According to Joey he wanted to do something different so he wiped the slate clean and started over. He also said there will be a tour in support of this new release. So click the link up above and tell me what you think of this new song.

TAKE CAPTIVE

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Recently I was contact by one of my life long friend’s and my guitar teacher Eddie Depool of Blue Tape Studios and he showed me a song he just worked with a new band from Nashville called TAKE CAPTIVE. They were a post hardcore band but this particle song (Invincible) was more pop rock sounding and…….its a good song. Nothing about it comes off like some pre manufactured four chord pop song. It felt like it was created by actual artists who took their time to make the music right. Not to mention the combination of synths and legit instruments. Pop rock can indeed work and I have to say that this song is a prime example. Needless to say i’m looking forward to their debut EP “Damaged” coming out this summer but if you want to here Invincible for yourself just click right HERE and give it a listen. Be sure to let the band know what you think and if you have any songs you would like to check out just leave me a comment below and let me know. ROCK ON!

MTV IS BRINGING BACK MUSIC?

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Now that things have settled down for me it’s time to get back to work. A lot has happened since I have been gone. We sadly lost Prince, Brian Johnson of AC/DC has been let go and replaced by Axel Rose and to top it all of Guns & Roses are finally having a (semi) reunion. I don’t believe every original member is involved but it’s something. The one thing I heard that I couldn’t believe was that MTV is bringing back Music related programming. From what I have gathered it seems they are bringing back their popular acoustic series UNPLUGGED as well as a new Hip Hop competition from the producer of THE VOICE (Mark Burnett). In total they plan on launching 14 music related shows. Being a product of the 90s. I was there for a lot of this stuff. I can still recall the TRL wars, a Say What Karaoke contestant performing ChumbaWumab’s Tubthumping wearing nothing but a garbage bag, as well as some of my favorite bands doing Making a Video. I hope they bring back a lot of this because they were just so much fun to watch. I would like to see them bring back Headbanger’s Ball but I want an actual host. Not just have 20 music videos lined up in a row to play. Doing that feels cheap and doesn’t give the show any character. I have no idea if they plan on having any rock or metal related show but it’s a start.

 

Where Have You Been?

Greetings Nation,

I know its been a while so I figured I should give you an update. Some of you know I work for a hospital and now I am transferring to a new one. Its a lot closer to home so I want be driving miles and miles to get to work so ill be saving a ton on gas. Second we had an emergency in the family which is taking up a lot of time. Third I am still working with the Grand Brony Gala and trying to increase my clout behind the scenes on the convention circuit and finally I want to take my concert review show in a new direction. I was watching my older episodes and although I am very proud of them. I come off more like news caster. I need to bring more energy and a personality to my on screen persona. I still plan on doing my review of the GWAR show and now the band Europe. I also need to raise some more funds to pay my editor. I start a Patreon with lots of perks for supporting my show. Once all this has settled down I can get back to work on Concert Cruizer. Keep an eye on my Facebook and Twitter for further updates. So keep rocking nation and ill see you soon. \m/\m/

 

WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?

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It’s been to long without any up dates so let me explain what I have been up to. I had recently taking an acting class and it went by quite well. I plan on going back every chance I get. The Grand Brony Gala is also getting ready for it’s fourth year and I have been working hard with them to raise money for both our event and All Children’s Hospital (Go to GrandBronyGala.com for more details). Plus i’m still working at my hospital as well but with all of that said. I have been working on another episode of Concert Reviews. Ill be looking at THE WORST BAND IN THE WORLD….GREEN JELLY!!! Plus I just went to a GWAR concert to gather material for another episode. We’ll see how they are without the late great Dave Brokie. So stay tuned nation. New content is coming soon. ROCK ON \m/

Rock Legends EUROPE Announce “War of Kings” Special Edition + Tour

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Hard Rock Legends EUROPE has officially announced that they are releasing a Special Edition of they’re album WAR OF KINGS. This special edition comes with a DVD of they’re live performance at WACKEN 2015. Which includes

1. WAR OF KINGS
2. HOLE IN MY POCKET
3. SUPERSTITIOUS
4. SCREAM OF ANGER
5. LAST LOOK AT EDEN
6. SECOND DAY
7. FIREBOX
8. SIGN OF THE TIMES
9. PRAISE YOU
10. THE BEAST
11. READY OR NOT
12. GIRL FROM LEBANON
13. NOTHIN’ TO YA
14. LET THE GOOD TIMES ROCK
15. ROCK THE NIGHT
16. DAYS OF ROCK ‘N’ ROLL
17. THE FINAL COUNTDOWN

And Europe has announced a new tour for early 2016.

EUROPE WAR OF KINGS U.S. TOUR DATES:
1/19/2016 – San Jose, CA @ Rockbar Theater
1/20/2016 – Anaheim, CA @ The Grove
1/22/2016 – Los Angeles, CA @ Saban Theater
1/23/2016 – Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Live
1/24/2016 – San Diego, CA @ Music Box Theater
1/25/2016 – Chandler, AZ @ Wild Horse Pass Casino
1/27/2016 – Lawrence, KS @ The Granada Theater
1/28/2016 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Badlands Pawn
1/29/2016 – Shawnee, OK @ The Grand Events Ctr
1/30/2016 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
1/31/2016 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
2/2/2016 – Fort Lauderdale, IL @ Revolution
2/3/2016 – St. Petersburg, FL @ The Concert Courtyard @ Ferg’s
2/4/2016 – Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues
2/5/2016 – Biloxi, MS @ Hard Rock Casino
2/6/2016 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

Check out www.europetheband.com for more details and lets get ready to rock.

RAMMSTEIN: IN AMERIKA

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One of my favorite bands of all time RAMMSTEIN is about to release a NEW DVD called IN AMERIKA.

RAMMSTEIN: In Amerika DVD

Rammstein are perhaps one of the greatest live bands you will ever see. I have never seen so much care and nurture go into a live show before. The lights, the sets, the stage the pyro! It’s so massive that it takes up 24 semis to pack up and ship across the world. This was they’re first concert on U.S. soil in 10 Years and now you can experience they’re legendary performance in the comfort of your own home. This 2 disc set features they’re infamous Sold Out in 30 Minutes show at Madison Square Garden (101 minutes). A RAMMSTEIN IN AMERIKA documentary (122 minutes). and a Making of the album Liebe Ist Für Alle Da (21 minutes). This was shot in HD, 5.1 surround sound and contains the songs Rammlied, B********, Kein Lust, Weisses Fleisch, Feuer Frei!, Wiener Blut, Frühling in Paris, Ich tu Dir weh, Du riechst so gut, Benzin, Links 2 3 4, Du hast, Pussy, Sonne, Haifisch, Ich Will, & Engel. You can check out a trailer to the documentary HERE. You can also see the performance of RAMMLIED & Ich To Dir Weh. The DVD and Blue Ray will be released world wide September 25 but you can pre-order it now at PledgeMusic.com. Place your order and lets get ready to rock.

ABOMINATOR TOUR 2015

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I just received some exciting new that DOYAL of the Punk band THE MISFITS is going out on a solo tour called THE ABOMINATOR TOUR 2015 w/ The Family Ruin & Hatchet 

9/25 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance

9/26 – Reading, PA @ Reverb - Tsunami Fest Day 2 w/ Life Of Agony, Madball, Walls of Jericho, Death Threat

9/27 – Beckley, WV @ Muncheez

9/30 – Lincoln, NE @ Vega

10/1 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Sunshine Studios Live

10/2 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Area 51

10/3 – Idaho Falls, ID @ BD’s Steak & Brew House

10/4 – Bozeman, MT @ The Faultine North

10/5 – Billings, MT @ Pub Station

10/8 – Crest Hill, IL @ Bada Brew

10/9 – Spring Lake Park, MN @ POV’s

10/10 – Clive, IA @ 7 Flags Events Center

10/11 – Waterloo, IA @ Spicoli’s Grill/The Reverb Rock

10/12 – Mishawaka, IN @ Smith’s Downtown

10/13 – Westland, MI @ The Token Lounge

10/15 – Stanhope, NJ @ Stanhope House

10/16 – Atlantic City, NJ @ The Chelsea

10/17 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium – Rock and Shock Convention

10/18 – Amityville, NY @Revolution

10/19 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar

10/20 – Knoxville, TN @ The Concourse @ The International

 

w/ Calabrese & Hatchet

10/23 – San Antonio, TX @ The Korova

10/24 – Del Rio, TX @ Del Rio Civic Center - off date

10/25 – McAllen, TX @ Cine El Rey

10/26 – Corpus Christi, TX @ Boneshakers

10/27 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s BBQ

10/28 – Lubbock, TX @ Jake’s Backroom

10/29 – Dallas, TX @ Trees

10/30 – San Leon, TX @ 18th Street Pier Bar and Grill

10/31 – Houston, TX @ BFE Rock Club

11/2 – Midland, TX @ Blue Max

11/3 – El Paso, TX @ Mesa Music Hall

11/5 – Los Angeles, CA @ Whisky A Go-Go w/ John 5 “Mad Monster” Tour

11/6 – Las Vegas, NV @Count’s Vamp’d w/ John 5 “Mad Monster” Tour

11/7 – Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee Theater w/ John 5 “Mad Monster” Tour

11/8 – Ventura, CA @ Discovery w/ John 5 “Mad Monster” Tour

11/9 – San Luis Obispo, CA @ SLO Brewing Company - no Calabrese

11/10 – San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge w/ John 5 “Mad Monster” Tour

11/12 – Orangevale, CA @ Boardwalk w/ John 5 “Mad Monster” Tour

VIP Meet and Greet Package are available at www.OfficialDoyle.com and they include

  • Meet Doyle, Alex and the band right after their show. (right after Doyle set)
  • A 8×10 photo signed by Doyle and Alex
  • An official VIP Laminate
  • Free Download of Abominator Album
  • Photo Op (bring your camera or smartphone)

They don’t come with a ticket to the show but these are only $50 so it’s a pretty sweet deal to me. But there are only 40 averrable per tour date. So if you want to have a chance to Meet Doyle in person then don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity.