Posts Tagged “Itunes”


 Powered by Max Banner Ads 

Singer Josh Todd of Californian rockers BUCKCHERRY was interviewed by Terrie Carr for the latest edition of “Box Of Rock” on WDHA-FM 105.5 FM, the rock music station licensed to Dover and Morristown, New Jersey. You can now watch the chat below.

BUCKCHERRY has completed work on a new EP that will follow up last year’s “Confessions” album. Todd revealed the news in an interview with PopCultureMadness.com, saying, “We just made an EP that we’re gonna be releasing in the spring that we’re really excited about. I don’t wanna give it away yet, but there’s definitely a theme to this EP, and if you’re a BUCKCHERRY fan, it’s a must-have. So it’s really cool, and probably one the funnest times I’ve had writing songs.”

Todd admitted that the band continues to make records despite the fact that CD sales across the board continue to decline. He explained, “The record will go away at some point, because it’s a single-driven market now. Everybody’s going on iTunes and they just buy the songs that they like — that’s it. They don’t buy records. I mean, you see it all the time now, even in pop music — (there’ll be) a big pop single, and they’ll sell millions of singles, and then the record drops and they sell, like, 15,000 units.”

BUCKCHERRY guitarist Keith Nelson told The Pulse Of Radio a while back that he wasn’t discouraged by CD sales. “I believe in the album as an artform,” he said. “I don’t think that putting two songs that are gonna be played on the radio and then a bunch of filler stuff — that’s not why we do this. But I have lost faith in the number of records sold as an indicator of success, because our audience is growing, our business is growing. Nothing has receded, except the actual number of physical records that are sold. So I don’t think that’s a true indication of our success.”

Todd said in his interview that BUCKCHERRY has to tour more than ever to make up for the lack of CD sales, revealing, “You’ve gotta be on the road if you wanna make a living at this. There’s no longer these days where you drop a single and sell millions of records and go out and tour for six months and then you can just chill and enjoy your life.”

BUCKCHERRY‘s sixth studio album, 2013′s “Confessions”, sold 18,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 20 on The Billboard 200 chart.

Comments No Comments »

General Music News: The group’s iTunes Festival show saw them play tracks from their forthcoming sixth album "Ghost Stories."

Comments No Comments »

Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer and legendary drummer of GUNS N’ ROSES, VELVET REVOLVER and THE CULT, Matt Sorum will release his new album, “Stratosphere”, under the moniker MATT SORUM’S FIERCE JOY on March 11 on Rok Dok Recordings via Kobalt Label Services.

“Stratosphere” is major departure from the hard-hitting rock Sorum is best known for. His intense passion for animal and human rights, and need to give back heavily influenced the narrative and acoustic orchestration of the album.

“Over the years, I’ve been influenced by my surroundings and sometimes that hasn’t always been for the better,” says Sorum. “But after years of soul searching, I organically fell into a different state of mind.

“With many lessons learned along the way, it seemed like the perfect time to do a record in my own voice, if you will. It’s as real and exposed as anything I’ve ever offered my in my career, and I hope you enjoy it.”

Besides stepping behind the mic for lead vocals, Sorum wrote the entire album, and plays acoustic guitar and piano.

“I’ve always played acoustic, so I wanted to use that as the feel of the record,” Matt says.

“I chose the musicians I wanted by records they had played on, and diverse instruments such as mellotron, slide guitar and ethnic percussion.

“I always wanted orchestration, so this album was the canvas for that as well.”

Pre-order “Stratosphere” now on iTunes and get an instant download of “The Sea”.

Check out the ffth and final webisode about of the making of “Stratosphere” below.

MATT SORUM’S FIERCE JOY“Stratosphere” track listing:

01. Intro – Stratosphere Part 1
02. The Sea
03. What Ziggy Says
04. For the Wild Ones
05. Goodbye To You
06. Gone
07. Lady of the Stone
08. Ode to Nick Drake
09. Blue
10. Josephine
11. Land of the Pure
12. Killers N Lovers
13. The Lonely Teardrop
14. Outro – Stratosphere Part 2

Speaking to The Street, Sorum stated about his inspiration for the “Stratosphere” CD: “I’m known as a rock guy, but I’ve always loved so many diverse artists. I was a huge Joni Mitchell fan; I remember listening to a lot of her records back to back. Neil Young, Tom Petty, THE BEATLES, of course, and I was a huge Bowie fan. I was also into progressive stuff, like early GENESIS, Peter Gabriel era. You can hear that influence on the new album; there are a couple of songs that have some interesting time changes.

“I’ve always dabbled on the acoustic guitar, and I wrote a couple songs for VELVET REVOLVER. In GUNS N’ ROSES, Axl [Rose] and Slash looked to me for arrangements. I wasn’t the predominant songwriter, but I’ve always been involved in the process.

“When I put ‘Stratosphere’ together, I actually had a lot of it on cassette. I’d been writing the songs over the years, and I wanted to do an album that was just coming from me, regardless of anyone’s expectations.”

Asked if MATT SORUM’S FIERCE JOY will go out on tour, Sorum said: “We’re going to tour, but it isn’t going to be a typical rock show. If I’m going to front a band, I can’t see myself, at my age, jumping up and playing rock and roll the way Dave Grohl does. Dave pulls it off, running around the stage with an electric guitar. But would that feel right for me? How can I make this feel natural, a natural progression, growing into the man that I finally feel that I am, and saying what I want to say now?”

Making of “Stratosphere” webisode 5:

Making of “Stratosphere” webisode 4:

Making of “Stratosphere” webisode 3:

Making of “Stratosphere” webisode 2:

Making of “Stratosphere” webisode 1:

fiercejoystratocd

Comments No Comments »

Dimmu Borgir: Bloody love a bit of ‘Poker Face’

Think that metal bands only listen to metal bands? Think again.

Every month in our unholy magazine as a part of our Discs Of Doom feature, we ask your favourite bands to name the album that no one will believe they own a copy of. A guilty pleasure of sorts, if you will. Sometimes the answers aren’t all that surprising. Sometimes they’re pretty spectacular.

So, without further ado, here are some of the more unexpected listening habits of some of rock and metal’s greatest names…

LMFAO
SORRY FOR PARTY ROCKING [INTERSCOPE, 2011]
CHOSEN BY: MATT TUCK, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE
“About a year ago I bought an LMFAO album. I don’t love it but there were a couple of singles that were doing well and it’s good fun party music. Stupid and silly but kind of unique, too. I don’t know why I bought it…well I do, actually, I was drunk. Ha ha ha!”

NELSON
AFTER THE RAIN [GEFFEN, 1990]
CHOSEN BY: CHRIS JERICHO, FOZZY
“They were playing (Can’t Live Without Your) Love And Affection on the radio and I was like, ‘Who are these guys?!’ They were cool back then. It’s a really good record!”

KATY PERRY
TEENAGE DREAM [CAPITOL, 2010]
CHOSEN BY: AMY LEE, EVANESCENCE
“OK, I didn’t buy it, it was given to me, but I put it into my iTunes, so it’s Katy Perry. Don’t be hatin’, it’s definitely a guilty pleasure. I like that son E.T. I wonder if there could be a heavy version of it…”

LADY GAGA
BORN THIS WAY [INTERSCOPE, 2011]
CHOSEN BY: CRISTINA SCABBIA, LACUNA COIL
“I like it, it has good songs, but the previous album was a bit more sophisticated. I think the one before sounded more genuine. I like things when they’re more spontaneous than contrived.”

GWEN STEFANI
THE SWEET ESCAPE [INTERSCOPE, 2003]
CHOSEN BY: SHAGRATH, DIMMU BORGIR
“It’s actually pretty cool. Of course, pop music isn’t my favourite, but I’ve become much more open-minded in the last decade – to me, good music is good music. Every time we’re on a tour bus with a bunch of metalheads, it’s always a kickstarter to put on something like this or Lady Gaga. Everyone always sings along!”

DIMMU BORGIR
SPIRITUAL BLACK DIMENSIONS [NUCLEAR BLAST, 1999]
CHOSEN BY: DANI FILTH, CRADLE OF FILTH
“What do I like about it? I didn’t say I liked it, I just said I’ve got it! Ha, ha, ha! But it’s some of their better stuff.”

SHAMPOO
WE ARE SHAMPOO [FOOD, 1994]
CHOSEN BY: MR LORDI, LORDI
“I was a big fan of Shampoo. They were fairly big everywhere…for about five minutes. I liked the attitude, and I liked the choruses – Viva La Megababes and songs like that. I like girls singing.”

MICHAEL JACKSON
BAD [EPIC, 1987]
CHOSEN BY: ANGELA GOSSOW, ARCH ENEMY
“Thriller and Bad are two of my favourite albums, but if I had to choose it would probably be Bad. He was obviously a very tortured artist, but he made fantastic music.”

DEPECHE MODE
GREATEST HITS [AMIGA, 1987]
CHOSEN BY: SERJ TANKIAN, SYSTEM OF A DOWN
“What’s interesting is to see from someone else’s perspective and look at what they’d be surprised at. I didn’t listen to any rock and metal until my late teens. I like goth and New Wave in the 80s – Depeche Mode, Sisters Of Mercy, Bauhaus…”

BABAMANIA
JUNGLELIVIN’ [TEICHIKU, 2003]
CHOSEN BY: WADE MACNEIL, GALLOWS
“Alexisonfire was on a major label in Japan, so when I went to the offices to meet everybody. I got pretty much their entire record catalogue – all this J-pop stuff that is absolutely insane sounding to me. It sounds so foreign, and that’s why I absolutely love it.”

NICKI MINAJ
PINK FRIDAY [Cash Money, 2010]
CHOSEN BY: DAVEY HAVOK, AFI
“It’s difficult because people have so many varied ideas of what I am into! I love Nicki Minaj, I particularly like her first record. The things she does with her voice, what she says, her flow, the continuity of her entire aesthetic, she is just wildly talented. I’ve seen her perform live and it’s all just very fun!”

KC AND THE SUNSHINE BAND
PART 3 [TK, 1976]
CHOSEN BY: STONE COLD STEVE AUSTIN
“I was gassing up my RV the other day, and in the US, sometimes they have a television on the gas pump, playing commercials or music. They were playing I’m Your Boogie Man, and I was groovin’! I had a couple of those records back in the day!”

JANET JACKSON
RHYTHM NATION 1814 [A&M, 1989]
CHOSEN BY: LZZY HALE, HALESTORM
“This one actually isn’t my fault! When I went out on tour with Amy Lee from Evanescence she gave me this album. We’d had a few too many to drink one night and we started singing Janet Jackson, so Amy sent it to me, and then she rented us this karaoke machine for the end of tour party and we sang a couple of those songs… We weren’t bad, actually!”

BRITNEY SPEARS
FEMME FATALE [2011, JIVE]
CHOSEN BY: MICHAEL STARR, STEEL PANTHER
“I like it because every time I see her I want to fuck her.”

MILES DAVIS
KIND OF BLUE [COLUMBIA, 1959]
CHOSEN BY: JAMES LABRIE, DREAM THEATER
“That’s one of my favourite jazz albums. Would people think I go for that? Ha ha!”

EMINEM
THE MARSHALL MATHERS LP [INTERSCOPE, 2000]
CHOSEN BY: CHRIS MOTIONLESS, MOTIONLESS IN WHITE
“I love Eminem. When I was getting into music, it was all heavy, then he came in and that was the first [hip hop] I was able to listen to and think, ‘This is the same as those bands!’ Everything he does sounds so fucking heavy.”

Comments No Comments »

California rockers TESLA last month entered the studio to record eight or nine new songs, to be included on the band’s forthcoming album.

Says TESLA guitarist Frank Hannon: “I must say that this new TESLA album is really gonna be awesome.

“We went in more prepared with the songs and ideas way more than ‘Forevermore’, and the style is pure TESLA back to our roots.

“The band is working and producing it as we did ‘Into The Now’… with help from the legendary Tom Zutaut, who helped us make our best albums.

“The title of the new album is gonna be ‘Simplicity’ and I truly believe you guys are gonna love it!”

He added: “The opening track is called ‘MP3′ and starts off with an opus intro that orchestrates into a heavy slow groove with lyrics about technology and how we miss simplicity, vinyl albums, family values… and has a heavy-ass riff! Then we segue into a rock and roll song called ‘Ricochet’ that talks about Uncle Ted

“Can’t wait to play this stuff live!”

A new TESLA song, “Taste My Pain”, was released last summer via iTunes and Amazon. The track was recorded during a two-day (June 5-6, 2013) session at J Street Recorders in Sacramento, with plans to include it on the upcoming CD. According to the group, “It’s a heavier song with a hard-driving beat and TESLA trademark blazing guitars.”

TESLA‘s latest album, “Twisted Wires And The Acoustic Sessions”, was released in July 2011 via Scarlet Records. The CD featured six songs that were recorded back in 2005 at bassist Brian Wheat‘s J Street Recorders studio — which also served as the last recordings with original member Tommy Skeoch — and six newly recorded tracks, including acoustic remakes of songs from TESLA‘s entire catalog and two brand new songs, “Second Street” and “Better Off Without You”.

TESLA released a live album, “Alive In Europe!”, in Europe on April 23, 2010 via Frontiers Records.

TESLA‘s latest studio album, “Forever More”, sold more than 16,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 33 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD was released on October 7, 2008 on Tesla Electric Company Recordings. The European version of the album, which was made available on November 7, 2008 via Frontiers Records, contains two bonus tracks not found on the American version.

Comments No Comments »

South Carolina based outfit Acera recently released an official music video for new single “The Hallowed Combatant,” which can be viewed below. You can also pick up a copy of the single at iTunes here . Acera is: Dakota Morrison – Vocals Brandon Campbell – Guitar Andrew Simmons- Guitar/Vocals Michael “Charlie” Simmons – Bass Andrew Fleming- Drums

The post Acera Releases “The Hallowed Combatant” Music Video appeared first on Daily Heavy Metal News.

Comments No Comments »

Soulfly: tribal metal legends

Soulfly release new album Savages on Monday via Nuclear Blast, but because we’re awesome, we’re streaming it in full, right now!

Check out the latest opus from Max Cavalera et al below…

Pre-order Savages using the links below:

CD - http://smarturl.it/soulflyalbum2013
iTunes - http://smarturl.it/SOULFLY-SAV-iTUNES

Comments No Comments »

British metallers SYLOSIS have been forced to drop off their North American tour with TRIVIUM, DEVILDRIVER and AFTER THE BURIAL after being involved in a serious RV accident Tuesday night on their way to a show in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

In a posting on the band’s Facebook page, SYLOSIS guitarist/vocalist Josh Middleton writes: “Myself, Rob [Callard, drums] and [Alex] Bailey [rhythm guitar] have just been released after over ten hours in hospital. Carl [Parnell, bass] is being kept in overnight as he’s in too much pain to walk but should hopefully be released tomorrow morning (Montreal time) once some of his muscle pain/swelling has subsided.

“All four of us and our driver were hospitalized, but seeing as Bailey was the only one who didn’t get taken in on a stretcher and a neck brace, he wasn’t treated as urgently. He’s just had his back sewn up and is off to the scrap yard where the RV was taken to get people’s clothes and some personal items — hero.

“We’re all very lucky. We’ve mostly just been stitched up (my eyebrow, a few on Carl‘s legs and Bailey‘s back), badly bruised and what feels like full-body whiplash.

“In car-accident terms, we’re alright, but in general terms we’re not physically capable of continuing on with the tour and aim to get back to our families and friends [as soon as possible] to recover.

“We want to thank the paramedics, the passersby who came to our help, the staff at the hospital and all of the fans and bands that have wished us well. It means the world to us.”

SYLOSIS‘ latest album, “Monolith”, was recorded with Romesh Dodangoda in Wales at Monnow Valley Studio and was mastered by Jens Bogren (SOILWORK, AMON AMARTH, BLOODBATH) at Fascination Street Studios. The concept for the lyrics were loosely inspired by the Greek tale of Orpheus and Eurydice. The artwork was created this time around by Dan Goldsworthy (ACCEPT, HELL).

“Monolith” can be purchased on Amazon, iTunes and the Nuclear Blast webshop.

Comments No Comments »

British metallers SYLOSIS have reportedly been forced to drop off their North American tour with TRIVIUM, DEVILDRIVER and AFTER THE BURIAL after being involved in a serious RV accident last night. DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Fafara broke the news via Twitter, explaining that SYLOSIS “ran into the back of a tractor trailer full speed” and “totaled the RV,” landing three of the members of the band in a local hospital. He added: “My thoughts go out to those guys. This is so sad! Send positive thoughts, everyone.”

SYLOSIS‘ latest album, “Monolith”, was recorded with Romesh Dodangoda in Wales at Monnow Valley Studio and was mastered by Jens Bogren (SOILWORK, AMON AMARTH, BLOODBATH) at Fascination Street Studios. The concept for the lyrics were loosely inspired by the Greek tale of Orpheus and Eurydice. The artwork was created this time around by Dan Goldsworthy (ACCEPT, HELL).

“Monolith” can be purchased on Amazon, iTunes and the Nuclear Blast webshop.

Comments No Comments »

Korn: together again

Nu metal legends Korn return with new album The Paradigm Shift on October 7 via Prospect Park/Caroline International, with the opus serving as the first new Korn album to feature long lost guitarist, Brian “Head” Welch, in ten years. Yes, that’s ten whole fucking years.

The Boys From Bakersfield have filmed a documentary detailing some of the behind-the-scenes action from the album sessions, as well as elaborating on the story behind Head’s incredible return. It’s titled Korn: Reconciliation, it’s going to come on a DVD included in the special edition of the new album, and we have a teaser taken from the film right here! Pretty cool, right?

Watch it below:

And just in case you missed parts 1 and 2, they’re also below!

Order The Paradigm Shift from the links below:

iTunes

https://itunes.apple.com/album/the-paradigm-shift/id682508111
https://itunes.apple.com/album/the-paradigm-shift/id683234723

Amazon

Comments No Comments »