New JUDAS PRIEST Track Preview Available

The tracks that Judas Priest has been offering the public as a prelude to the official July 8, 2014 release date of their 17th album overall, ‘Redeemer of Souls,’ are stirring up quite a buzz within the heavy metal community.  On June 17th, eager fans will be able to sample another winning metallic rocker from the legendary band, when “Dragonaut” is made available for purchase via iTunes and other digital retailers.

Listen to “Dragonaut” http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/hear-judas-priests-thunderous-new-dragonaut-premiere-20140613#ixzz34XDw7xOd

And you can pre-order the deluxe album version via these links:
http://smarturl.it/redeemerofsouls-albm – iTunes
http://smarturl.it/redeemerofsouls-amzn – Amazon

Comprised of Rob Halford (vocals), Glenn Tipton (guitar), Richie Faulkner (guitar), Ian Hill (bass), and Scott Travis (drums), Judas Priest is responsible for some of heavy metal’s all-time classic songs (“Living After Midnight,” “Breaking the Law,” “You’ve Got Another Thing Coming,” etc.) and albums (‘British Steel,’ ‘Screaming for Vengeance,’ ‘Painkiller,’ etc.

The countdown to the release of Priest’s latest studio triumph has officially begun, and “Dragonaut” provides further proof that ‘Redeemer of Souls’ will be a prime slice of Judas Priest metal.

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ROADRUNNER RECORDS Extreme Metal 101 Boxes Out Now

ROADRUNNER RECORDSThe digital-only boxed sets Extreme Metal 101, Volumes 1-4, are available now. Each of these sets includes five crushing releases from the Roadrunner catalog, including four albums never before available digitally. Each box is $24.99, and they’re available on iTunes and via other digital music retailers.

Here’s what you get:

Extreme Metal 101, Vol. 1 

Deicide, Deicide 

Malevolent Creation, The Ten Commandments 

Obituary, Slowly We Rot 

Pestilence, Consuming Impulse 

Suffocation, Pierced From Within

Get it now on iTunes

 

Extreme Metal 101 Vol. 2

 Brujeria, Matando Gueros 

Carnivore, Retaliation 

Death, Symbolic 

Gorguts, Considered Dead 

Immolation, Dawn of Possession (available digitally for the first time)

Get it now on iTunes

 

Extreme Metal 101 Vol. 3 

Cynic, Focus 

Deicide, Legion

Obituary, Cause of Death 

Pestilence, Testimony of the Ancients 

Sadus, Chemical Exposure (available digitally for the first time)

Get it now on iTunes

 

Extreme Metal 101 Vol. 4

Annihilator, Alice in Hell 

Cerebral Fix, Bastards (available digitally for the first time)

Defiance, Beyond Recognition (available digitally for the first time)

Exhorder, The Law

Fear Factory, Soul of a New Machine

 

DEVIN TOWNSEND; The Retinal Circus – Out Now!

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The DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT released their new CD/DVD set, The Retinal Circus, in the USA via InsideOut Music! Featuring a three hour plus performance that spans Devin Townsend’s entire career, the live show takes place at London’s historic Roundhouse venue and includes a full choir and theatrical cast, visual and aural enhancements unlike any concert Devin has done to date, several special guests, circus performances and more. To purchase The Retinal Circus, please visit iTunes for a digital copy or CM Distro for a variety of physical formats.

For a preview of The Retinal Circus, fans can watch live clips of “Grace” and “War” taken from the DVD.

“The Retinal Circus is full of the energy and smart-ass antics Townsend has been giving to his live gigs since he began doing them again” – ABOUT.com

DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT live:

Feb. 18-22 – Progressive Nation At Sea 2014 – Miami, FL

Devin Townsend online: http://www.hevydevy.com   http://www.facebook.com/dvntownsend   http://www.omerch.com

DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT Premieres Video Clip

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After releasing their extensive CD/DVD set, The Retinal Circus, last week, the DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT is now premiering a video clip of “Kingdom” taken from the DVD!

To watch the clip, click here: http://loudwire.com/devin-townsend-kingdom-live-from-the-retinal-circus-exclusive-video/

For another preview of The Retinal Circus, fans can watch the previously released video clips for Grace and War.

Featuring a three hour plus performance that spans Devin Townsend’s entire career, The Retinal Circus takes place at London’s historic Roundhouse venue and includes a full choir and theatrical cast, visual and aural enhancements unlike any show Devin has done to date, several special guests, circus performances and more. To purchase The Retinal Circus, please visit iTunes for a digital copy or CM Distro for a variety of physical formats.

Read on for a few reviews of this must-have Hevy Devy CD/DVD set:

“A thrilling blend of standard concert fare, visual theatre, and wild stage antics, its absurdity, ambition, and staggering showmanship make [The Retinal Circus] an incredibly engaging experience” – POP MATTERS

“Anyone who is a fan of anything Devin Townsend should totally pick up Retinal Circus in some form” – METAL INJECTION

“[The Retinal Circus] showcases [Devin Townsend’s] passions, his theatricality, and, yes, his insane genius while being entirely playful and charming” – BLOODY DISGUSTING.com

“a conceptual orgasm of the eyes” – LOUDWIRE

“I would certainly recommend that fans pick up this live album. If I could, I would have given The Retinal Circus a 6/5” – NEW NOISE MAGAZINE

“The Retinal Circus is full of the energy and smart-ass antics Townsend has been giving to his live gigs since he began doing them again” – HEAVY METAL.ABOUT.com

 

DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT live:

Feb. 18-22–Progressive Nation At Sea 2014 – Miami, FL

Devin Townsend online:

http://www.hevydevy.com

http://www.facebook.com/dvntownsend

http://www.omerch.com

 

 

SPIRALARMS Streaming New Album

East Bay Heavy Rockers SpiralArms released their second album, Freedom in North America today via Steamhammer/SPV. In anticipation of the release Noisecreep is hosting an exclusive full album stream HERE. The album can be ordered on Amazon and iTunes.

The video for the song “Dropping Like Flies” can be viewed HERE.

SpiralArms rose from the ashes of millennial bands SystematicForbidden and Man Made God. This sextet has one mission. That mission is to save today’s music scene by bringing true heavy melodic rock to the forefront.  And they plan on doing this with Freedom.

Freedom’s down-to-earth and very dynamic production also deserves a mention. The album oozes a liveliness, which many other bands tend to lose in the studio.

“We always work at the studio as a full band,” says Locicero.

“The basic tracks of the new album were recorded in just about 16 hours, the rest was recorded by and by, but always in the same spirit. From the beginning, we never lost sight of our vision and that special flair which our new songs have.”

Just like rock fans shouldn’t lose sight of SprialArms if they don’t want to miss one of the hottest contemporary rock acts. Freedom will cut its own path, that’s for sure, particularly since SpiralArms can’t wait to tour on these shores:

“We hope to be able to come to Europe next spring at the latest. We haven’t forgotten the positive reactions to our show at the 2007 Graspop, where we were the only band without a record deal. That’s why we can hardly wait to play in Europe again.”

SpiralArms:

Tim Narducci – Vocals/Guitar

Craig Locicero – Guitar

Anthony Traslavina – Guitar

Cornbread – Bass/Vocal

Brad Barth – Keyboards

Ron Redeen – Drums

For More Info Visit: http://www.spiralarms.com  https://www.facebook.com/spiralarmsband

Metal Blade Records Announce New MONTE PITTMAN Album

The Power of Three, the upcoming full-length album from award winning, chart topping guitarist, MONTE PITTMAN is set for release on January 21, 2014 through Metal Blade Records.

The first single, ‘A Dark Horse‘, is currently streaming at metalblade.com/montepittman where fans can also check out the first of five demonstration videos filmed at Orange Amplification‘s studios where Monte filmed a series of high quality videos demonstrating ALL Orange Amplification products.

‘A Dark Horse’, the first single from Monte’s third album, reflects Monte’s return to his metal roots while demonstrating his Orange gear sound and tone to perfection. Flemming Rasmussen, famous for Metallica’s seminal album ‘Master Of Puppets’, produced the album, The Power Of Three, which is hard and heavy and follows on from Monte’s highly successful, critically acclaimed second album Pain, Love & Destiny, which reached number one in both the rock and pop charts.

Artist Cam Rackam created the artwork for the cover of The Power of Three. The piece features a portrait of Charon, the ferryman of Hades who carries souls of the newly deceased across the rivers Styx and Acheron that divided the world of the living from the world of the dead. This represents Monte’s musical journey from what he has done before and where he is now with The Power of Three and beyond.

The first single ‘A Dark Horse’ is also available now as an iTunes single HERE and features artwork created by Gustav Klimt (used with kind permission) titled ‘The Golden Knight (Life Is A Struggle)’. It is a textured, symbolic painting which tells a similar story as the music does.

Tracklisting:
1. A Dark Horse
2. Delusions of Grandeur
3. Everything’s Undone
4. Blood Hungry Thirst
5. On My Mind
6. Away from Here
7. Before the Mourning Son
8. End of the World
9. Missing
10. All Is Fair in Love and War

Fans in the US who pre-order the album The Power of Three from metalblade.com/montepittman will be automatically entered into a contest to win the following items (open to residence of the US only – no purchase necessary – US fans can enter HERE):

(1) JZS-1 MPS Jarrell Guitar, The Monte Pittman Signature Model —courtesy of Jarrell Guitars (http://www.jarrellguitars.com)
(1) Set of P-Rail pickups courtesy of Seymour Duncan Co (http://www.seymourduncan.com)
(1) CR120C Amplifier courtesy of Orange Amps (http://www.orangeamps.com)
(1 or more) String/cable packs courtesy of D’Addario (http://www.daddario.com)
(1 or more) Monte Pittman custom guitar picks courtesy of Dunlop (http://www.jimdunlop.com/products/guitar-picks)

Catch MONTE PITTMAN live at one of his upcoming performances listed below and stay tuned for info on 2014’s NAMM demonstrations and performances.

10/16 Santa Ana, CA Malone’s w/ Diamond Head, Raven
12/07 West Hollywood, CA The Whisky (headline show)

About Monte Pittman:
Born and raised in Longview, TX, Monte Pittman made the decision at 24 to move to Los Angeles to pursue a career as a professional musician, and unfortunately having to leave his family, friends, and band Myra Mains behind. Upon arrival in LA, he made ends meet by working at a local music store. Realizing he was better at teaching than selling, he left to start providing guitar lessons.

As fate would have it, his third student would end up being British filmmaker Guy Ritchie, who had just received a guitar from his then girlfriend, Madonna. Soon after, Monte was introduced to the iconic performer, and became her guitar teacher as well. A month later, Monte was invited to join Madonna on stage at the David Letterman Show to promote her album, “Music.”

Monte has since played guitar on all of Madonna’s live tours and albums, starting with the 2001 Drowned World Tour, and shares writing credits on some of her songs. Monte has also played guitar for the band Prong. He is credited with co-writing songs on “Scorpio Rising” and “Power of the Damager” to which he also added backing vocals and bass. He also played guitar on Prong’s live album “100% Live.”

In November 2009, Monte released his debut acoustic solo album, “The Deepest Dark.” Almost a year after its release, a special bonus version of “The Deepest Dark” was released and immediately reached the No. 1 spot on the Best-Selling Acoustic Albums list at CD-Baby.com. It was also No. 9 in the Top 10 Best-Selling CDs for the Fall of 2010. In 2011, Monte launched a Kickstarter campaign for his second album, “Pain, Love & Destiny”. It raised a staggering $65,500, making him the top rock musician to raise the most money on the crowd-funding platform at that time. Monte met his initial goal of $5,000 in under 24 hours. It was released later that year and within its first week made it to No. 1 Rock Album, No. 1 Pop Album, and made it onto the Top 10 Albums chart on CD Baby. In addition, it cracked the iTunes Top 200.

Monte performed at the 2012 Super Bowl with Madonna and toured around the world on the MDNA Tour. He also performed at the 2012 Artists In Music Awards where he was given an award for Best Solo Artist in addition to being nominated in four other categories. Monte has also been honored with a Career Achievement Award from the Hollywood F.A.M.E. Awards. The Los Angeles Music Awards nominated him for Best Male Singer/Songwriter and Best Modern Rock Album for “Pain, Love, & Destiny”.

In November of last year, “M.P.3: The Power Of Three, Pt. 1” was released. It’s a stripped down acoustic EP marking the beginning of Monte and Flemming Rasmussen’s working relationship.

In 2013, Pittman, along with band members Kane Ritchotte on drums and Max Whipple on bass, went to Copenhagen to record the upcoming album with producer Flemming Rasmussen. This marks Monte’s return to heavy music.

Keep up with Monte Pittman at the following locations:
http://www.montepittman.com
https://www.facebook.com/MontePittman
http://www.youtube.com/MontePittmanMusic
https://soundcloud.com/montepittman
http://twitter.com/montepittman | @montepittman
http://www.instagram.com/montepittman | @montepittman
https://montepittman.bandpage.com
https://myspace.com/montepittman