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“Going To Hell”, the second album from THE PRETTY RECKLESS, the band led by actress-turned-singer Taylor Momsen, is likely to sell between 30,000 and 35,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to industry web site Hits Daily Double. The estimate was based on one-day sales reports compiled after the record arrived in stores on March 18 via Razor & Tie. The chart will be unveiled on Wednesday, March 26.

According to The Pulse Of Radio, THE PRETTY RECKLESS has become the second female-fronted act in the last three years to hit No. 1 on the rock radio chart. The band’s new single, “Heaven Knows”, hit the top of the survey last week, allowing THE PRETTY RECKLESS to join the Lzzy Hale-fronted HALESTORM as part of a small and very select list of chart-topping rock acts fronted by women.

“Going To Hell” follows up THE PRETTY RECKLESS‘ 2010 debut full-length, “Light Me Up”, as well as a 2012 EP called “Hit Me Like A Man”.

Momsen began her career as an actress when she was a child before becoming a full-time musician years later. She told The Pulse Of Radio that her family always knew this was what she really wanted to do. “They knew that music was always where I was headed, and what my — that was my passion and my goal,” she said. “I mean, acting was a day job, essentially, while I worked on writing a record’s worth of material that I wanted people to hear, and finding the right people to work with and the right band and all that. So they weren’t surprised when I jumped ship.”

The video for “Heaven Knows”, in which Momsen appears semi-nude, has gotten more than 2.7 million views on VEVO.

THE PRETTY RECKLESS is currently supporting FALL OUT BOY on tour in Europe and will return to the U.S. next month for an appearance at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards on April 23 in Los Angeles.

The band is also confirmed to perform at all of the major U.S. rock festivals, including Rock On the Range, Rocklahoma, Fort Rock, Welcome To Rockville, Rock Fest Kansas City and others.

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Melodic technical metal band Subversion comes back swinging from a short hiatus with a new sound, new label, and a taste for blood. Rogue Records America is proud to announce the signing of Subversion for a two album deal for publishing and distribution, which includes a bundle with the new album and the band’s previous EP. Dean Martinetti of Rogue Records comments: “I remember hearing Subversion a while back, actually putting them on one of our compilations Songs in the Key of D and thinking how much I’d love to work with them one day… well that day has finally come and I am super excited.

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MÖTLEY CRÜE guitarist Mick Mars plans to release at least an EP of solo material once the band has completed its “Final Tour”, with the possibility of even more songs surfacing in the years to follow.

MÖTLEY CRÜE held a press conference on January 28 at Hotel Roosevelt in Los Angeles where they announced that the band will launch the “Final Tour” later this year, with the group planning to play 72 shows in North America in 2014 and more overseas in 2015. Making it official, the four members of the band had their lawyer draw up a formal “cessation of touring” agreement that goes into effect at the end of 2015 and prohibits the members of the group from going on the road again under the MÖTLEY CRÜE banner.

During an appearance on the March 3 edition of Eddie Trunk‘s show “Trunk Nation” on SiriusXM‘s Hair Nation, Mars was asked if he had any plans to pursue a solo career once MÖTLEY CRÜE was done touring.

“Loyalty is kind of important to me, but I mean, doing side projects and everything else, [there is] nothing wrong with it at all,” Mars said. “But I have my own stuff that I have been stashing for a long time.”

Regarding what shape his debut solo release will take, Mars said: “I can honestly say that I am going to release at least an EP. As far as a whole album right now, I won’t release a whole album ’till I think every single one of my songs is an ‘A’ song. And I’ve got a shitload of songs, and they’re all ‘B’ songs, ‘C’ songs… I’ll give them to, like, baby bands coming up, TV commercials, movies, soundtracks, whatever the heck, but I will not put them on my record until I believe in my heart that they’re ‘A’ songs, that when you hear them, you have to have all of them. You know what I mean? No fillers. If I hear a filler in there or anything I think is a filler? No. But then, who am I to judge? Then you release singles.”

He continued: “I have about six songs… I mean, I have way, way more than that, but they’re all, like… to me, they don’t matter. They’re laying there. I mean, stacks. And I have a studio in my house, of course, and I go down there almost every day. And just in the past week or so, I’ve written six new songs which I believe are pretty much on their way to being ‘A’ songs. But I just need someone to come in and help me, not arrange, by any means… I know what I’m hearing and I know what I wanna hear. It’s, like, [I need] a guy to help me [lay vocals on top of it]… ’cause I’m not a singer.”

Asked what he plans on doing after MÖTLEY CRÜE retires from touring, Mars told Edmonton, Alberta, Canada’s 100.3 The Bear radio station nack in January: “A solo record. People have been asking me for that for years and years and years. And ‘Why hasn’t Mick written a book?’ So that, of course, is gonna be in the works. I haven’t started anything or figured out who I want to write with me, or help me write it. But doing that kind of a thing. Putting together, probably, a cool band with some cool friends of mine and stuff, and going out and doing some… you know, a few weeks here and a few weeks there, touring… but not as the MICK MARS BAND; I won’t do that. [Laughs] You’ll see, like, a name, and you’ll go, ‘Hey, who’s that?’ ‘I don’t know’ That’s the name of the band.”

In a September 2012 interview with Jacky Bam Bam of the 93.3 WMMR radio station in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Mars spoke about his long-rumored solo album of R&B, soul, and blues songs, which he had asked American R&B and soul singer-songwriter Macy Gray to guest on. “I would love to have Macy Gray sing stuff for me,” he said. “What I have in mind is not like your shuffle beat kind of blues, it’s more of an Etta James kind of blues. If you listen to the first Paul Butterfield album, with Sam Lay playing drums, there’s not a shuffle in it. He takes the drums and he does a whole different thing with them. I want lots of movement in the rhythm, so you can’t help but move. Like a Macy Gray voice on it, or Andy Garcia — people like that are, to me, they’re fabulous singers. Not that I wanna do a hodgepodge of singers and stuff, but to [have them] guest on a couple of songs would be very cool.”

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Tarja and Sharon: New BBFs

We’re delighted to be giving the UK debut to the brand new Within Temptation video – featuring none other than former Nightwish singer, Tarja Turunen!

Paradise (What About Us?) is taken from the brand new Within Temptation EP of the same name, out today and also featuring three demo versions from the Dutch symphonic metal masters’ new album!

Check out this most royal of heavy metal pairings below:

The new Within Temptation album will land next year via Dramatico. Catch the band at the following UK dates:

April 11, 2014 | UK | MANCHESTER | APOLLO
April 12, 2014 | UK | LONDON | WEMBLEY ARENA
April 14, 2014 | UK | NEWCASTLE | ACADEMY
April 15, 2014 | UK | GLASGOW | ACADEMY
April 16, 2014 | UK | BIRMINGHAM | ACADEMY

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Legendary Boston metal band WARGASM is commemorating the 25th anniversary of its debut album, “Why Play Around?”, by readying an album comprised of its mid-’80s demos for release before the end of this year. The 11 songs that are featured on the album were taken directly from the original cassettes, and the record will include every track from the band’s four demos: “Satan Stole My Lunch Money”, “Your Dog’s Teeth”, “Gasm It” and “Spirit In Decay”.

“Whoever owns the rights to ‘Why Play Around?’ will probably never re-release it,” says WARGASM bassist/vocalist Bob Mayo. “Half the songs on ‘Why Play Around?’ are on this demos album, so it’s a pretty cool way to celebrate the 25th anniversary.”

Now considered a thrash classic, “Why Play Around?” has been out of print for two decades, though original LP, cassette and CD versions of the album sell for hefty prices in the aftermarket.

Mayo continues: “We were amazed that the cassettes still sounded so great. We did have to do a little work on them because remixing them was out of the question. They don’t sound perfect, but they sound better now than they did on those original demo tapes.”

WARGASM‘s demos were traded extensively in the ’80s metal underground, and one of them, 1986′s legendary “Satan Stole My Lunch Money”, led to WARGASM‘s first record deal and the release of “Why Play Around?”.

“Working on this record definitely brought me back to those days,” says Mayo. “Thrash was just evolving and the tape-trading underground was a really powerful way to get your band heard all over the world. Those times were really special to us and so are these tapes. They’re part of the metal underground’s history and we’re psyched to be able to release them all together this way.”

WARGASM released three albums and one EP between 1985 and 1995.

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Ashley “Lux” Elzinga of the 105.7 The Point radio station in St. Louis, Missouri conducted an interview with SHINEDOWN guitarist Zach Myers. You can now watch the chat below.

According to The Pulse Of Radio, Loudwire asked Myers what SHINEDOWN has coming up next on its schedule after this summer’s Carnival Of Madness tour. Myers said, “We’re going to go home. Brent [Smith, frontman] has to rest his voice. He’s not allowed to talk during the day right now. He’s on vocal rest… We take these weeks off, then go to the U.K. We’re only going to be there for eight days.”

Also on the agenda is the possible release of a collection of covers that the group has recorded, with Myers saying, “I’m not sure what’s going down with that. Originally we were just going to release it on YouTube, which you don’t need permission for, obviously, because people do covers on YouTube every day. But I believe fans really want it as a download . . . Now we’re going to release it as an EP with just Brent and I. I believe it will come out during the holidays.”

The Carnival Of Madness tour, which also features SKILLET, PAPA ROACH and others, finished up in Puyallup, Washington on September 18.

SHINEDOWN has been on the road steadily since the March 2012 release of its fourth studio album, “Amaryllis”.

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Alright, Scar the Martyr have been getting some mixed press at best about their debuting new songs… but I can't stop with this EP. I really can't. Who says no to good, free music? Scar the Martyr teamed up with Revolver Magazine to bring you a free EP of their music, which all you have …

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The Gates Of Slumber

Jason McCash has announced he’s quit The Gates Of Slumber – although he says the move is entirely amicable.

And the doom metal songwriter and lyricist has vowed he’ll be back in action soon.

McCash says: “It’s nothing at all against Karl Simon and Bob Fouts, but I think it’s something I have to do at this time. I really hope and wish the best for them and the group.

“I’m not done with music. I have a whole album’s worth of material that was supposed to be part of the next Gates Of Slumber album, that I very much want to see come to life.

“The material I have is still in the same vein as songs like Death March, Dragon Caravan and Day Of Farewell – it just won’t be under the Gates Of Slumber banner.”

McCash admits he’ll miss the band and he’s proud of what they achieved, adding: “I’m sorry for this to happen, but it’s just time for me to leave.”

Drummer J Clyde Paradis left the band last year, also amicably. Their last release was an EP entitled Stormcrow in January.

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Lebanese guitarist/composer Amadeus Awad, dubbed the “Arjen Anthony Lucassen of the Middle East,” is streaming the new track “A Song For A Loner.” The song appears on the new EP “Schizanimus.” The song was mixed by Karim Sinno and mastered by Simon Lahham. The song features Porcupine Tree/King Crimson drummer Gavin Harrison. Check out “A Song For A Loner” here:

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Featuring a combination of death and thrash metal, Edmonton-based Death Toll Rising is gearing up for the release of sophomore album “Infection Legacy” on October 22nd. This new album is the follow-up to the 2010 debut album “Defecation Suffocation” and 2008 EP “Spontaneous Decapitation.” The band is now premiering latest track “Scorched Earth Policy” online.

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