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Quality fan-filmed video footage of STEEL PANTHER‘s March 12 performance at 013 in Tilburg, The Netherlands can be seen below.

STEEL PANTHER is the ’80s metal/hard rock tribute band formerly known as METAL SKOOL. Onstage, the band both pays tribute to and lampoons the heyday of ’80s glam metal. The group’s between-song comedy includes jests at conflict between bandmembers, discussions of drugs, sex, and improvised humor with the crowd.

Regarding naysayers that say STEEL PANTHER is a joke-metal band, the group’s drummer Stix Zadinia told the South Bend Tribune: “Listen to our record and tell us that our songs aren’t better than most of the bands out there. How funny is that? At the end of the day, it comes down to the songs. I think our songs — without sounding egotistical — I think our songs are great. When you hear the hooks in our songs, you hear the playing and you hear the vocals, you throw that up against any band in any era, and I think it stands up.”

STEEL PANTHER will release its third full-length album, “All You Can Eat”, in the United States on April 1 on Open E Records via Kobalt Label Services (KLS). The 12-song CD, which was produced by Jay Ruston (ANTHRAX, ADRENALINE MOB), is available for pre-order at SteelPantherRocks.com.

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TV Rock Live conducted an interview with guitarist Satchel (real name: Russ Parrish) and drummer Stix Zadinia (real name: Darren Leader) of Los Angeles glam-metal jokesters STEEL PANTHER.

STEEL PANTHER is the ’80s metal/hard rock tribute band formerly known as METAL SKOOL. Onstage, the band both pays tribute to and lampoons the heyday of ’80s glam metal. The group’s between-song comedy includes jests at conflict between bandmembers, discussions of drugs, sex, and improvised humor with the crowd.

Regarding naysayers that say STEEL PANTHER is a joke-metal band, the group’s drummer Stix Zadinia told the South Bend Tribune: “Listen to our record and tell us that our songs aren’t better than most of the bands out there. How funny is that? At the end of the day, it comes down to the songs. I think our songs — without sounding egotistical — I think our songs are great. When you hear the hooks in our songs, you hear the playing and you hear the vocals, you throw that up against any band in any era, and I think it stands up.”

STEEL PANTHER will release its third full-length album, “All You Can Eat”, in the United States on April 1 on Open E Records via Kobalt Label Services (KLS). The 12-song CD, which was produced by Jay Ruston (ANTHRAX, ADRENALINE MOB), is available for pre-order at SteelPantherRocks.com.

The debut single, “Party Like Tomorrow Is The End Of The World”, was released in November 2013 with a star-studded video directed by Rob Riggle that has been viewed over 750,000 times.

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On March 7, Dave “Higgo” Higgins of the “Distortion” show, which airs on Australia’s long-running rock station Triple M, conducted an interview with vocalist Michael Starr of Los Angeles glam-metal jokesters STEEL PANTHER. You can now listen to the chat below.

STEEL PANTHER is the ’80s metal/hard rock tribute band formerly known as METAL SKOOL. Onstage, the band both pays tribute to and lampoons the heyday of ’80s glam metal. The group’s between-song comedy includes jests at conflict between bandmembers, discussions of drugs, sex, and improvised humor with the crowd.

Regarding naysayers that say STEEL PANTHER is a joke-metal band, the group’s drummer Stix Zadinia told the South Bend Tribune: “Listen to our record and tell us that our songs aren’t better than most of the bands out there. How funny is that? At the end of the day, it comes down to the songs. I think our songs — without sounding egotistical — I think our songs are great. When you hear the hooks in our songs, you hear the playing and you hear the vocals, you throw that up against any band in any era, and I think it stands up.”

STEEL PANTHER will release its third full-length album, “All You Can Eat”, in the United States on April 1 on Open E Records via Kobalt Label Services (KLS). The 12-song CD, which was produced by Jay Ruston (ANTHRAX, ADRENALINE MOB), is available for pre-order at SteelPantherRocks.com.

The debut single, “Party Like Tomorrow Is The End Of The World”, was released in November 2013 with a star-studded video directed by Rob Riggle that has been viewed over 750,000 times.

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The Dude from 106.5 KWHL conducted an interview with vocalist Michael Starr of Los Angeles glam-metal jokesters STEEL PANTHER before their August 31 show at the House Of Blues in Las Vegas, Nevada. You can now watch the chat below.

STEEL PANTHER has set “All You Can Eat” as the title of its third album, tentatively due in early 2014. A video for the song “Party Like It’s The End Of The World” is being filmed this month.

Regarding the new CD title, Starr said: “We feel like STEEL PANTHER is like a buffet. You know what I mean?! There’s a little bit of everything for everybody. And you can have as much of us as you want.”

STEEL PANTHER‘s new album was recorded in part in Sherman Oaks, California with producer Jay Ruston (ANTHRAX, STONE SOUR, MEATLOAF).

Speaking to the South Bend Tribune, STEEL PANTHER drummer Stix Zadinia (real name: Darren Leader) stated about the band’s new CD: “If you liked [2009’s] ‘Feel The Steel’ and [2011’s] ‘Balls Out’, you will love this record. It is more heavy metal songs that are hooky and great and fun and make you want to rock and make you want to have a good time and party. Also, there is a lot of riffage on this album that I think anybody who has ever questioned this band — ‘Oh, those guys wear spandex and it is 2000-whatever’ — these songs are going to put all of that to rest.”

STEEL PANTHER is the ’80s metal/hard rock tribute band formerly known as METAL SKOOL. The group’s lineup includes guitarist “Satchel” (real name Russ Parrish; ex-FIGHT) and singer “Michael Starr” (real name Ralph Saenz; ex-L.A. GUNS). Onstage, the band both pays tribute to and lampoons the heyday of ’80s glam metal. The group’s between-song comedy includes jests at conflict between bandmembers, discussions of drugs, sex, and improvised humor with the crowd.

Regarding naysayers that say STEEL PANTHER is a joke-metal band, Zadinia said: “Listen to our record and tell us that our songs aren’t better than most of the bands out there. How funny is that? At the end of the day, it comes down to the songs. I think our songs — without sounding egotistical — I think our songs are great. When you hear the hooks in our songs, you hear the playing and you hear the vocals, you throw that up against any band in any era, and I think it stands up.”

“Balls Out” sold nearly 12,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 40 on The Billboard 200 chart.

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Heavy music presenter Christina Rowatt of SF Media spoke to Los Angeles glam-metal jokesters STEEL PANTHER about their recently announced Australian tour, their new album, music videos and more. You can now watch the chat below.

STEEL PANTHER is the ’80s metal/hard rock tribute band formerly known as METAL SKOOL. The group’s lineup includes guitarist “Satchel” (real name Russ Parrish; ex-FIGHT) and singer “Michael Starr” (real name Ralph Saenz; ex-L.A. GUNS). Onstage, the band both pays tribute to and lampoons the heyday of ’80s glam metal. The group’s between-song comedy includes jests at conflict between bandmembers, discussions of drugs, sex, and improvised humor with the crowd.

STEEL PANTHER recently spent time putting the finishing touches on its third full-length album at a studio in Sherman Oaks, California with producer Jay Ruston (ANTHRAX, STONE SOUR, MEATLOAF) for an early 2014 release.

Speaking to the South Bend Tribune, STEEL PANTHER drummer Stix Zadinia (real name: Darren Leader) stated about the band’s new CD: “If you liked [2009’s] ‘Feel The Steel’ and [2011’s] ‘Balls Out’, you will love this record. It is more heavy metal songs that are hooky and great and fun and make you want to rock and make you want to have a good time and party. Also, there is a lot of riffage on this album that I think anybody who has ever questioned this band — ‘Oh, those guys wear spandex and it is 2000-whatever’ — these songs are going to put all of that to rest.”

Regarding naysayers that say STEEL PANTHER is a joke-metal band, Zadinia said: “Listen to our record and tell us that our songs aren’t better than most of the bands out there. How funny is that? At the end of the day, it comes down to the songs. I think our songs — without sounding egotistical — I think our songs are great. When you hear the hooks in our songs, you hear the playing and you hear the vocals, you throw that up against any band in any era, and I think it stands up.”

“Balls Out” sold nearly 12,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 40 on The Billboard 200 chart.

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Los Angeles glam-metal jokesters STEEL PANTHER were recently interviewed by Dave “Higgo” Higgins of Australia’s long-running rock station Triple M. You can listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below.

STEEL PANTHER is the ’80s metal/hard rock tribute band formerly known as METAL SKOOL. The group’s lineup includes guitarist “Satchel” (real name Russ Parrish; ex-FIGHT) and singer “Michael Starr” (real name Ralph Saenz; ex-L.A. GUNS). Onstage, the band both pays tribute to and lampoons the heyday of ’80s glam metal. The group’s between-song comedy includes jests at conflict between bandmembers, discussions of drugs, sex, and improvised humor with the crowd.

STEEL PANTHER recently spent time putting the finishing touches on its third full-length album at a studio in Sherman Oaks, California with producer Jay Ruston (ANTHRAX, STONE SOUR, MEATLOAF) for an early 2014 release.

Speaking to the South Bend Tribune, STEEL PANTHER drummer Stix Zadinia (real name: Darren Leader) stated about the band’s new CD: “If you liked [2009’s] ‘Feel The Steel’ and [2011’s] ‘Balls Out’, you will love this record. It is more heavy metal songs that are hooky and great and fun and make you want to rock and make you want to have a good time and party. Also, there is a lot of riffage on this album that I think anybody who has ever questioned this band — ‘Oh, those guys wear spandex and it is 2000-whatever’ — these songs are going to put all of that to rest.”

Regarding naysayers that say STEEL PANTHER is a joke-metal band, Zadinia said: “Listen to our record and tell us that our songs aren’t better than most of the bands out there. How funny is that? At the end of the day, it comes down to the songs. I think our songs — without sounding egotistical — I think our songs are great. When you hear the hooks in our songs, you hear the playing and you hear the vocals, you throw that up against any band in any era, and I think it stands up.”

“Balls Out” sold nearly 12,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 40 on The Billboard 200 chart.

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NY based progressive metal band Vaura has completed work on new album “The Missing.” Profound Lore Records comments: “Following last year’s ‘Selenelion’ release (Weird Records), Vaura (comprised of vocalist/guitarist Josh Strawn from Religious To Damn, guitarist Kevin Hufnagel from Gorguts and Dysrhythmia, bassist Toby Driver of Kayo Dot and Maudlin Of The Well, and drummer Charlie Schmid) take their unique style of combining progressive metal and classic ‘80s goth/darkwave into more defined and dense territory with ‘The Missing.’ “With a sound and aesthetic influenced by the darker and more brooding moments of the aforementioned styles when they came to fruition in the ‘80s, Vaura also incorporate sounds also reminiscing the likes of post punk, early ‘90s indie rock, and shoegaze respectively along with some intricate moments found on ‘The Missing’ that even hark back to the heyday of classic-era Queensryche and ‘Grace Under Pressure’ era Rush. “As the next proper step succeeding ‘Selenelion,’ with ‘The Missing’ (captured at The Thousand Caves by Colin Marston) VAURA solidify and define their sound even more by becoming one of the more distinct and creative bands from the NY area.” To officially be released October 29th, the track listing for “The Missing” is as follows: 1.

The post Vaura Finishes Work On New Album “The Missing” appeared first on Daily Heavy Metal News.

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The official lyric video for a new JANE’S ADDICTION song entitled “Another Soulmate” can be seen below. The track was released in time for JANE’S ADDICTION‘s co-headlining appearance at the fourth annual Rockstar Energy Uproar Festival, which kicked off on August 9 in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

“Being that we have a tour, I’m really happy that we have a good song that will serve as our calling card when we hit various cities,” JANE’S ADDICTION frontman Perry Farrell tells RollingStone,com. “JANE’S is kind of known for long songs; being this is a one-song single, I thought it’d be interesting to try and write a BEATLES-esque short song that would be fast and furious and it would just be fun, dig it and move on, short attention span.”

In addition to JANE’S ADDICTION, Rockstar Energy Uproar Festival features ALICE IN CHAINS, COHEED AND CAMBRIA, WALKING PAPERS and DANKO JONES, among others.

Farrell talked to RollingStone.com about some of the other bands on the bill. “I’ve met the COHEED AND CAMBRIA kids; I like them a lot,” he said. “I like how creative they are with their comic-book stuff; it’s amazing that they’re so into making comics and superheroes and things like that. It reminds me a little bit of the TOOL guys when I first met them and they were really into doing interesting and bizarre things with video. The ALICE [IN CHAINS] guys I’ve known forever; I knew them in their heyday and I’ve continued to stay in touch with Jerry Cantrell.”

JANE’S ADDICTION released a concert document called “Live In NYC” on June 25. The set was issued on DVD/CD, Blu-ray and double LP vinyl, as well as standalone DVD and CD. The show was filmed and recorded at New York City’s Terminal 5 on July 25, 2011, while the band was touring in support of its first studio album in eight years, “The Great Escape Artist”.

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Limp Bizkit frontman reflects on nu metal heyday.

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Nocturnus

Metal Hammer talks to Nocturnus founder Mike Browning on the making of a death metal classic – part one of two.Floridian sci-fi death metal pioneers Nocturnus have been an influential cult name to reckon with since their first two albums, The Key and Thresholds, were released on Earache Records at the height of the label’s powers, the magical heyday of 1991/92. Such is the demand for the long-out-of-print technical prog-DM classic Thresholds that Earache have announced that the album is their first vinyl re-release to be funded by the Kickstarter system, where the fan can pledge the price of a reissue – and there are a range of deluxe coloured vinyl packages to choose from, mastered from the original DAT tape in Full Dynamic Range – if a pre-order target of £7,000 is reached by July 1. In the first of an in-depth two-part interview, Chris Chantler spoke to the band’s founding member, drummer/singer Mike Browning.

 

What are your main memories of writing, recording and touring Thresholds?

“Thresholds was a big turning point in the band, after we recorded The Key, which was mainly about half old songs from the beginning when Gino Marino, Richard Bateman and Vincent Crowley were in the band and the other half all written by Mike Davis and myself. There were many new changes, I had stopped singing and we got a frontman and we didn’t even have a bass player, so when we began writing new songs, everyone wanted to have parts that they wrote and came up with. It was the first time that the whole band contributed to the writing of songs and because the sci-fi thing was doing well, the other members wanted to push the lyrics away from just occult themes to branch out and write different types of lyrics and ideas. And the recording was different as well, we had a session bass player, Chris Anderson, who was a friend of Davis and [keyboardist Louis] Panzer and we had a new vocalist, Dan Izzo. I still had a really crappy drum set at the time, so we also rented a really nice drum set for me to record on, which made the drums sound a whole lot better overall and Morrisound had just got a new SSL mixing board and Thresholds was the first album ever recorded on it. I remember they were still trying to figure out how to use all the new features on the board and constantly had the manual out and rewiring things! On The Key Mike Davis ended up playing all the bass, so it was very buried in the mix, but on Thresholds we had Chris, who is a great bass player and he gave us that full bass guitar sound that The Key had been missing. About the touring, we only did one European tour with Confessor and Chris was not interested in touring, so we had hired Emo Mowery to play bass on the tour and that is when I really was able to see that things just weren’t the same anymore, the band had really lost something in this transition period.”

Nocturnus - Thresholds

Was it important to make the album more progressive and multifaceted than The Key?

“It was for everyone in the band and the label as well, it was supposed to be a big turning point that was supposed to branch us out to a much wider audience and we also did a video for Alter Reality that was played on Headbanger’s Ball. The songs were much more diverse and the production was much cleaner as well.”

 

What do you feel about the album with the benefit of 21 years’ hindsight? 

“It is still a great album and didn’t receive the attention that we hoped it would back then, it may have been a little ahead of it’s time for the audience that The Key had, being considered still a death metal band, the album itself was more of a thrash metal sound. But it is great to see that new people are still discovering both Nocturnus records and that they both have stood the test of time.”

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