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DEEP PURPLE will release the track “Above And Beyond” as a CD-single and on seven-inch vinyl on October 25 in Europe. The single artwork was based on the original graphic work of Black Dwarf Designs.

A promotional video for the single can be seen below.

“Above And Beyond” comes off DEEP PURPLE‘s latest album, “Now What?!”, which sold 4,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 115 on The Billboard 200 chart.

“Now What?!”, the 19th studio album from DEEP PURPLE, was released in North America on April 30 via earMUSIC, the Hamburg, Germany-based international rock label which is part of Edel Group.

After various songwriting sessions in Europe, the band recorded and mixed the album in Nashville, Tennessee with producer Bob Ezrin (KISS, PINK FLOYD, PETER GABRIEL, ALICE COOPER, KANSAS). The CD contain 11 tracks, including “Out Of Hand”, “Weirdistan”, “Uncommon Man” and “Above And Beyond”. The latter song references the band’s late keyboard player, Jon Lord, in the lyric “Souls having touched are forever entwined.”

In a recent interview with RadioMetal.com, DEEP PURPLE singer Ian Gillan stated about the songwriting process for “Now What?!”: “There were no rules. We started with nothing, except the right attitude; that’s all. Every day, it was the same routine: the guys walked in at noon and we all worked until 6 o’clock on the writing sessions. We just stopped at 3 o’clock for a cup of tea. After 6 o’clock, we would go home, have a shower, some dinner and go to bed early, even if I’m always up in the middle of the night, writing lyrics. We start at 10 o’ clock the next morning when we’re recording. But the writing is always noon until six. It starts with nothing. Ian [Paice, drummer] and Roger [Glover, bassist] would start jamming, playing for an hour non-stop and trying out some rhythms or grooves. They would stop and say, ‘No, that’s not good,’ then start something else and say, ‘Remember that. Maybe on Thursday we’ll try this again and maybe it’ll be a song.’ Everything emerged from jamming sessions.”

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DEEP PURPLE will release the track “Above And Beyond” as a CD-single and on seven-inch vinyl on October 25 in Europe. The single artwork, based on the original graphic work of Black Dwarf Designs, can be seen below.

“Above And Beyond” comes off DEEP PURPLE‘s latest album, “Now What?!”, which sold 4,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 115 on The Billboard 200 chart.

“Now What?!”, the 19th studio album from DEEP PURPLE, was released in North America on April 30 via earMUSIC, the Hamburg, Germany-based international rock label which is part of Edel Group.

After various songwriting sessions in Europe, the band recorded and mixed the album in Nashville, Tennessee with producer Bob Ezrin (KISS, PINK FLOYD, PETER GABRIEL, ALICE COOPER, KANSAS). The CD contain 11 tracks, including “Out Of Hand”, “Weirdistan”, “Uncommon Man” and “Above And Beyond”. The latter song references the band’s late keyboard player, Jon Lord, in the lyric “Souls having touched are forever entwined.”

In a recent interview with RadioMetal.com, DEEP PURPLE singer Ian Gillan stated about the songwriting process for “Now What?!”: “There were no rules. We started with nothing, except the right attitude; that’s all. Every day, it was the same routine: the guys walked in at noon and we all worked until 6 o’clock on the writing sessions. We just stopped at 3 o’clock for a cup of tea. After 6 o’clock, we would go home, have a shower, some dinner and go to bed early, even if I’m always up in the middle of the night, writing lyrics. We start at 10 o’ clock the next morning when we’re recording. But the writing is always noon until six. It starts with nothing. Ian [Paice, drummer] and Roger [Glover, bassist] would start jamming, playing for an hour non-stop and trying out some rhythms or grooves. They would stop and say, ‘No, that’s not good,’ then start something else and say, ‘Remember that. Maybe on Thursday we’ll try this again and maybe it’ll be a song.’ Everything emerged from jamming sessions.”

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Stacy McCloud of WZTV Fox 17 conducted an interview with MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine prior to the band’s September 5 concert at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee as the support act for IRON MAIDEN. You can now watch her report at Fox17.com.

In a recent interview with VH1‘s Tuner, Mustaine stated about how MEGADETH chooses the setlist for its tours: “Choosing songs for the set kind of depends on who we’re playing with. We know what songs are necessary to play that are crowd favorites and then we have a handful of songs that are interchangeable depending on the show. We were joking around the other day that with the variation in tempos and the colors of the song, some are kind of dark in nature, some are more uplifting, that we can play with just about anybody. For example’ we’re going out with IRON MAIDEN this year and at the end of the year with BLACK SABBATH. We can totally dirge it out and make the songs heavy to go out to play to the SABBATH crowd or ramp it up and make it fast and riffy for IRON MAIDEN, which is really cool.”

Asked what he is most proud of as a musician — his guitar playing, his songwriting or his singing — Mustaine said: “Definitely not my singing. [laughs] That’s not my strong part. I love the guitar playing part because every once in awhile you can do something and really blow people’s minds. But I think the thing I’m probably the most proud of is just pushing the boundaries of songwriting in heavy metal. You know, people all have their opinions and people will listen to a song and say I suck and it’s like, I don’t suck. There’s no way I suck. And trying to say something like that, like it’s going to make me de-focus off of what my primary purpose in life is, like, ‘Oh God, I’m going to quit now because you said I sucked’? Ain’t going to happen. I love playing guitar but being able to put some riffs together and make them work and then when you’re playing, especially when you’re in a foreign country, and you see people whose mother tongue is not English, to watch them singing your lyrics, you’ve made a big difference in the world. And one of the greatest things out of all this is when someone comes up to you and says, ‘Your song helped me get through a very dark period of my life.’ When we’re alone and we’re struggling and we’re going through that pain, that we all go through, whatever the cause is, to know that, sharing that victory over whatever you go through is going to help somebody else, man, that’s a righteous feeling.”

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AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler joined the band’s frequent collaborator, singer-songwriter Marti Frederiksen, on stage last night (Tuesday, September 3) at the Bluebird Café in Nashville, Tennessee to perform two songs: “Dream On” and “Jaded”. Fan-filmed video footage of Steven‘s appearance can be seen below.

In an October 2012 interview with Examiner.com, Marti stated about his relationship with AEROSMITH: “I have been working AEROSMITH now since the late ’90s. My first time was with the album ‘Nine Lives’ and I was the co-writer on that. And then I got to co-produce on ‘Just Push Play’. And I have worked on a couple things between that and now. So I have been in the touch them and I became pretty good friends with Steven now and we hang out a lot. We just came around to write some more stuff for this new record and I was able to get five songs on their new album, three of them I produced with Steven. It’s always a pleasure to work with the band.”

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Christian hard rockers STRYPER have announced that the first annual Stryper Fan Weekend will be held in Nashville, Tennessee from October 11 to October 13. The band will host the three-day fan event, which will be packed with exciting events and exclusive access to the band.

Stryper Fan Weekend will include a STRYPER concert, an exclusive first listen to the upcoming album “No More Hell To Pay”, a sneak peek at the band’s upcoming music video, question-and-answer sessions with the band, access to a national radio special taping (with live audience), a Sunday morning worship service with frontman Michael Sweet and much more. To top it off, the entire weekend will be filmed for an upcoming live DVD to be released by Frontiers Records in 2014. Many more surprises will be announced in the coming weeks.

Stryper Fan Weekend is on sale now and space is extremely limited. The cost is $777.00 per person (or $677.00 per person with double occupancy), which includes 2 nights at the host hotel (Franklin Marriott Cool Springs), all meals, admission to all events, ground transportation to and from the airport, an exclusive STRYPER gift bag and more. For Nashville-area fans that don’t need hotel, a discounted “Event Only” pass is available for $477.00.

“No More Hell To Pay” will be released on November 5 in North America via Frontiers Records. The effort will be made available in two formats — standard CD and deluxe digipak featuring exclusive video content. Produced by frontman/guitarist Michael Sweet himself, the set features some of STRYPER‘s strongest and heaviest material ever.

Commented Sweet, “‘No More Hell To Pay’ marks our 30-year anniversary and what a journey it has been! It’s our eleventh studio release since our first album in 1984 (‘The Yellow & The Black Attack’) and it’s quite possibly our best record to date. Why? It’s everything you might expect from a STRYPER record — high-octane vocals, layered vocal harmonies, guitar solos galore, driving drums and bass and an energy that hasn’t been achieved since our glory days. The message is equally as powerful as it offers hope and inspiration to anyone listening. If you’re a STRYPER fan, it’ll make you proud to be one. If you’re not, listen with caution as you may actually become one.

“We’ve been waving the striped flag for 30 years and we’re proud to say that it’s an honor to still be making music with you and for you. The best is yet to come and it’s coming November 5th!”

“No More Hell To Pay” includes STRYPER‘s cover version of “Jesus Is Just Alright”, a gospel song written by Arthur Reid Reynolds. STRYPER guitarist/vocalist Michael Sweet said, “It rivals our cover of EARTH, WIND & FIRE‘s ‘Shining Star’ — riffs!”

“Jesus Is Just Alright” was first recorded by Reynolds‘ own group, THE ART REYNOLDS SINGERS, on their 1966 album, “Tellin’ It Like It Is”. It was later covered by THE BYRDS and THE DOOBIE BROTHERS.

“No More Hell To Pay” track listing:

01. Revelation
02. No More Hell To Pay
03. Saved By Love
04. Jesus Is Just Alright
05. The One
06. Legacy
07. Marching Into Battle
08. Te Amo
09. Sticks & Stones
10. Water Into Wine
11. Sympathy
12. Renewed

Regarding the musical direction of STRYPER‘s new material, Michael Sweet told Screamer Magazine: “The song ‘God’, which is on ‘The Covering’; if you took that song along with ‘Bleeding From Inside Out’ and ‘Blackened’ [from ‘Second Coming’], and you put it on the same album, that’s a pretty good indication of where we are going and where we are at right now. But at the same time this album is all its own.”

He added: “Every song has a hooky guitar riff. Everything is in minor keys, so it’s a little darker sounding and a little tougher. It’s definitely our heaviest record and I think people will be pleasantly surprised.

“The people who do like the poppier side of STRYPER, like ‘Calling On You’ and ‘Holding On’, this record isn’t going to really give them that. There are a lot of vocal hooks and melodies going on, but it’s a little darker, and a little edgier. To reference, there is less songs like ‘Calling On You’ and more songs like ‘To Hell With The Devil’. It’s more in that vein than the poppier vein.”




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“Dreams Of Mercy”, the new video from Portland, Oregon’s LORD DYING, can be seen below. The clip was shot by Whitey McConnaughy, who has previously worked with RED FANG.

“Dreams Of Mercy” comes off LORD DYING‘s debut album, “Summon The Faithless”, which was released in July via Relapse Records.

In a time where everyone is trying to out-sludge or out-doom each other, LORD DYING gives something less than a fuck. They are a metal band with members of BLACK ELK , PORTALS, LE FORCE, and CREMAINS, who in their short time as a band have shared the stage with RED FANG, DOWN, UNSANE, YOB, VALIENT THORR, GHOST and many others.

After a quick break from touring the U.S. with labelmates HOWL, LORD DYING will return to the road with VALIENT THORR and RAMMING SPEED. These dates kick off September 9 in Denver, Colorado and run through September 25 in Nashville, Tennessee. The band also has confirmed a festival appearance at Philip Anselmo‘s inaugural Housecore Horror Film Fest alongside PIG DESTROYER, DOWN, REPULSION and many others.



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Nashville, Tennessee’s 102.9 Buzz radio station conducted an interview with singer Jacoby Shaddix of Californian rockers PAPA ROACH backstage at this year’s Rock On The Range festival, which took place May 17-19 at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio.

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Nashville, Tennessee’s 102.9 Buzz radio station conducted an interview with Lzzy Hale of Pennsylvanian rockers HALESTORM backstage at this year’s Rock On The Range festival, which took place May 17-19 at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio.

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Nashville, Tennessee’s 102.9 Buzz radio station conducted an interview with guitarist Keith Nelson of Californian rockers BUCKCHERRY backstage at this year’s Rock On The Range festival, which is taking place May 17-19 at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio.

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STONE SOUR performed a cover of the BLACK SABBATH classic “Children Of The Grave” for the first time this past Wednesday, April 24 at Marathon Music Works in Nashville, Tennessee during the “Road To The Golden Gods” tour.

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