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On March 14, Project Alpha TV conducted an interview with vocalist Björn “Speed” Strid of Swedish metallers SOILWORK at this year’s Hammerfest, which was held at Hafan y Mor Holiday Park, Caernarfonshire and Merionethshire, Wales. You can now watch the chat below.

As previously reported, Dutch singer Floor Jansen (NIGHTWISH, REVAMP) joined SOILWORK on stage last night (Friday, March 21) at Circus in Helsinki, Finland. The concert was filmed for SOILWORK‘s first-ever live DVD, to be released later in the year.

The choice of location for the shoot of the first-ever SOILWORK audiovisual live document was an easy one since Helsinki has always been a second home to the band. The venue itself, Circus, was just the right one to offer a full-on SOILWORK show.

The show marked SOILWORK‘s only Scandinavian show of the spring.

The DVD is being produced by Jouni Markkanen and directed by Ville Lipiäinen, who also helmed the most recent NIGHTWISH DVD, “Showtime, Storytime”.

SOILWORK‘s ninth studio and first dual-disc album, “The Living Infinite”, sold around 7,800 copies in the United States in its first week of release to enter The Billboard 200 chart at position No. 60. The effort also landed at No. 11 on the Independent Albums chart, and No. 2 on the Hard Music chart. “The Living Infinite” entered the iTunes Metal Top Albums chart at No. 1 and was the No. 1 most added album on the CMJ radio chart.

“The Living Infinite” was produced by Jens Bogren (OPETH, AMON AMARTH, BLOODBATH) and boasts artwork by MNEMIC‘s Mircea Gabriel Eftemie. The CD features Justin Sullivan — lead singer of the English band NEW MODEL ARMY — as a guest vocalist on the track “The Windswept Mercy” and also marks the recording debut of longtime SOILWORK touring guitarist David Andersson (also of THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA).

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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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Dutch singer Floor Jansen (pictured; NIGHTWISH, REVAMP) will join Swedish metallers SOILWORK on stage on March 21 at Circus in Helsinki, Finland. The concert will be filmed for SOILWORK‘s first-ever live DVD, to be released later in the year. SOILWORK says: “The song that Floor will lend her beautiful and powerful voice to will remain a secret for now, as I’m sure you understand… Just make sure you don’t miss out on this!!!”

Adds Floor: “I have been a fan of [SOILWORK‘s] music for years! They will record a live DVD this special evening; definitely a show you don’t want to miss! The show takes place in Circus in Helsinki, Finland. See you there?!”

The choice of location for the shoot of the first-ever SOILWORK audiovisual live document was an easy one since Helsinki has always been a second home to the band. The venue itself, Circus, was just the right one to offer a full-on SOILWORK show.

The show will mark SOILWORK‘s only Scandinavian show of the spring.

The DVD will be produced by Jouni Markkanen and directed by Ville Lipiäinen, who also helmed the most recent NIGHTWISH DVD, “Showtime, Storytime”.

SOILWORK‘s ninth studio and first dual-disc album, “The Living Infinite”, sold around 7,800 copies in the United States in its first week of release to enter The Billboard 200 chart at position No. 60. The effort also landed at No. 11 on the Independent Albums chart, and No. 2 on the Hard Music chart. “The Living Infinite” entered the iTunes Metal Top Albums chart at No. 1 and was the No. 1 most added album on the CMJ radio chart.

“The Living Infinite” was produced by Jens Bogren (OPETH, AMON AMARTH, BLOODBATH) and boasts artwork by MNEMIC‘s Mircea Gabriel Eftemie. The CD features Justin Sullivan — lead singer of the English band NEW MODEL ARMY — as a guest vocalist on the track “The Windswept Mercy” and also marks the recording debut of longtime SOILWORK touring guitarist David Andersson (also of THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA).

SOILWORK released a lavish deluxe version of its 2001 classic breakthrough album “A Predator’s Portrait” on October 18, 2013 in Europe and October 15, 2013 in the U.S. The effort was reissued as a digipack with an all new artwork and will contain two previously unreleased live bonus tracks.

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Behind-the-scenes footage of the “Lift Me Up Diamond Meet & Greet VIP Package” from a recent show on FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH‘s current tour can be seen below.

Diamond package — which is priced $925 and is limited to 10 people per show — includes:

* Special limited-edition FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH graphic — autographed Dean MLXM guitar
* Limited-edition RIAA-ceritifed official FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH triple gold award plaque (from Knucklehead #01 to Knucklehead #150)
* One-on-one meet-and-greet: Hang with the band and take pics!
* Exclusive VIP t-shirt or limited-edition VIP jersey
* FINGER DEATH PUNCH drumhead signed by entire band
* Exclusive soundcheck (where available)
* Backstage/onstange tour (where available)
* Early-entry access
* Limited-edition commemorative laminate and lanyard.

Everyone who purchases a “Lift Me Up Diamond Meet & Greet VIP Package” automatically gets entered to win a one-of-a-kind FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH custom-designed motorcycle built by Murder Machine.

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH has unleashed a game-play video for its new single, “Battle Born”. The action-packed clip was created by Machinima director Jackfrags and based on the popular “Battlefield 4” video game.

“The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell Volume 2”, the second half of a two-record set, is due to arrive on November 19 via via Prospect Park in North America and Eleven Seven in all other territories.

The first half of “The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell” came out on July 30 and debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard album chart, selling 113,000 copies in its first week of release.

The first single from “Volume 1”, “Lift Me Up”, featured JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford and hit the top of the rock radio chart.

“Volume 1” has sold more than 233,000 copies to date. FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH‘s three previous albums have all gone gold for sales of 500,000 copies or more.

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Münster, Germany-based rockers EAT THE GUN will release their fourth studio album, “Stripped To The Bone”, on November 25 via Steamhammer/SPV. A single, “Loner”, will precede the full-length CD in October.

“Stripped To The Bone” track listing:

01. At The End Of The Day
02. Loner
03. Wake Me Up
04. Addiction
05. Apocalyptic Blues
06. Bad Memories
07. Made Of Stone
08. Won’t Let You Down
09. Hot Blood
10. Small Dose Of Death

The album will be released as a digipak with a fold-out poster, on white vinyl and as a digital download.

Formed in 2002, the trio, consisting of Hendrik Wippermann (vocals, guitar), Gereon Homann (drums) and new addition Peter Bergmüller (bass), has released the studio albums “Cross Your Fingers” (2006), “Super Pursuit Mode Aggressive Thrash Distortion” (2009) and “Runner” (2011) and made the top ten of the German DJ Metal/Rock chart for eight weeks in 2009 and the Top 20 of the American college radio chart in 2011. The band has played more than 650 concerts to date, inspiring fans at the Taubertal Festival, the Big Day Out and the Wacken Open Air and appearing alongside acts such as DIE TOTEN HOSEN, HIM, DANKO JONES, DUFF MCKAGAN’s LOADED, DONOTS, MUSTASCH, BACKYARD BABIES and HARDCORE SUPERSTAR.

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Cutter of Envision Radio Networks“Hangar 19” podcast recently conducted an interview with the incomparable guitar aficionado Joe Satriani. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below.

Satriani last month kicked of an extensive U.S. tour, and first-ever cross-Canada trek, supporting his new album, “Unstoppable Momentum”. The tour launched on August 29 in San Diego, California before crisscrossing its way across the U.S., in addition to a trans-Canadian tour where Satriani will be hitting many Canadian cities for the very first time. The North American tour will end with a show on October 26 in Oakland, California. Joining Satriani on the road are veteran bandmate Mike Keneally (Frank Zappa, Steve Vai) on keyboards, along with an entirely new rhythm section, featuring bassist Bryan Beller (DETHKLOK, Dweezil Zappa) and drummer Marco Minnemann (Adrian Belew, Steve Wilson).

“Unstoppable Momentum”, Satriani‘s 14th studio album, was released on May 7. The CD debuted at No. 42 on The Billboard 200 chart, giving Satriani his highest chart position in over 20 years, and first single, “A Door Into Summer”, landed in the Top 10 on the Classic Rock radio chart.

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Episode 215 of the “Iron City Rocks” podcast (web site) features an interview with the incomparable guitar aficionado Joe Satriani about his new album, “Unstoppable Momentum”. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below.

Satriani last month kicked of an extensive U.S. tour, and first-ever cross-Canada trek, supporting “Unstoppable Momentum”. The tour launched on August 29 in San Diego, California before crisscrossing its way across the U.S., in addition to a trans-Canadian tour where Satriani will be hitting many Canadian cities for the very first time. The North American tour will end with a show on October 26 in Oakland, California. Joining Satriani on the road are veteran bandmate Mike Keneally (Frank Zappa, Steve Vai) on keyboards, along with an entirely new rhythm section, featuring bassist Bryan Beller (DETHKLOK, Dweezil Zappa) and drummer Marco Minnemann (Adrian Belew, Steve Wilson).

“Unstoppable Momentum”, Satriani‘s 14th studio album, was released on May 7. The CD debuted at No. 42 on The Billboard 200 chart, giving Satriani his highest chart position in over 20 years, and first single, “A Door Into Summer”, landed in the Top 10 on the Classic Rock radio chart.

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH has set November 19 as the release date for “The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell Volume 2”, the second half of the Las Vegas band’s two-album set. Pre-orders for the new disc will start on Tuesday (September 10), while the first single from the CD, “Battle Born”, has just arrived at rock radio stations. The song’s official video will arrive next week.

“The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell Volume 2” track listing:

01. Here To Die
02. Weight Beneath My Sin
03. Wrecking Ball
04. Battle Born
05. Cradle To the Grave
06. Matter Of Time
07. The Agony Of Regret
08. Cold
09. Let This Go
10. My Heart Lied
11. A Day In My Life
12. House Of The Rising Sun

Even though the band recorded two albums worth of material this time around, singer Ivan Moody told The Pulse Of Radio he’s not a fan of working in the studio. “No, I don’t spend a lot of time in the studio, man,” he said. “I truly don’t. I’ll be in there when I have to. I hate the containment, I can’t stand the schedule crap. The monotony drives me frickin’ crazy, you know, ‘Do it again, do it again, let’s try that again,’ and it’s just, it’s so frustrating to me. Sitting in the booth and feeling like, basically it’s just a cold, dead coffin, and a lot of the time people want to know why my lyrics are so angry — that has a lot to do with it.”

The first half of “The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell” came out on July 30 and debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard album chart, selling 113,000 copies in its first week of release.

The first single from “Volume 1”, “Lift Me Up”, featured JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford and hit the top of the rock radio chart.

“Volume 1” has sold more than 210,000 copies to date. FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH‘s three previous albums have all gone gold for sales of 500,000 copies or more.

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH will kick off a North American fall tour at the Aftershock Festival in Sacramento, California on September 15.

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AVENGED SEVENFOLD‘s sixth album, “Hail To The King”, sold 159,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 1 on The Billboard 200 chart. The record arrived in stores on August 27 via Warner Bros.

The band’s fifth album, “Nightmare”, also landed at the top of the chart after selling 162,500 units back in August 2010.

AVENGED SEVENFOLD‘s self-titled fourth album registered a first-week tally of 94,000 copies in November 2007, nearly three times what its 2005 effort, “City of Evil”, sold in its biggest week on the chart.

AVENGED SEVENFOLD singer M. Shadows said a few months back that the sound of the new CD was channeling earlier records from acts like PANTERA, METALLICA, BLACK SABBATH and others, and he told The Pulse Of Radio again just recently that the band was aiming for an older feel. “We said, ‘Well, why don’t we make a record that we would want to listen to today, that sounds like a late ’90s or before record?'” he said. “And then we said production-wise we’ve got to make it sound like one of those records. We’ve got to have the big guitars, the huge drums that are over the top, and just like the punch that those records gave you. So what I would say is that this is a record in 2013 that reminds me of like an early ’90s or before type metal record.”

“Hail To The King” is AVENGED SEVENFOLD‘s first full album written and recorded without drummer and charter member James “The Rev” Sullivan, who died in December 2009 during the early stages of writing for “Nightmare”.

AVENGED SEVENFOLD recently notched the fifth No. 1 single of the band’s career as the song “Hail To The King” reached the top of the Active Rock radio chart.

The band will begin a fall headlining North American tour on October 3 in Chicago, concluding on October 26 in Las Vegas. Support on the road trip will come from DEFTONES and GHOST.

AVENGED SEVENFOLD‘s video for the song “Hail To The King” can be seen below. The clip was directed by Syndrome, an award-winning design and live-action directing studio.

“Hail To The King” track listing:

01. Shepherd Of Fire
02. Hail To The King
03. Doing Time
04. This Means War
05. Requiem
06. Crimson Day
07. Heretic
08. Coming Home
09. Planets
10. Acid Rain



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According to The Pulse Of Radio, the members of AVENGED SEVENFOLD have defended their musical choices in a new interview with the U.K.’s TeamRock Radio. Discussing the band’s newly-released sixth studio effort, “Hail To The King”, the bandmembers stand behind their decision to make a record that sounds more like old-school heavy rock, with singer M. Shadows saying, “We wouldn’t have been happy making another [2010 album] ‘Nightmare’, we wouldn’t have been happy making a [2003 second CD] ‘Waking The Fallen’, so if you’re not happy doing it, what’s the point of releasing it?”

Shadows adds, “To me that’s the definition of a sell-out, is people that don’t write the music that they truly want to write.”

The singer told The Pulse Of Radio that he holds AVENGED SEVENFOLD records to very high standards. “We’re not writing a record for money or to go on tour again,” he said. “We’re writing a record for our legacy. Like, we want to put out only good records, and we want to take our time with them and make sure it’s the best thing that represents us at this time. And so, a lot of times we sit there and go, like, we don’t want any filler, we don’t want this, we need to get it tighter, tighter, tighter, better, better, better.”

Shadows said a few months back that the sound of the new CD was channeling earlier records from acts like PANTERA, METALLICA, BLACK SABBATH and others, a far cry from the band’s original, more hardcore style.

AVENGED SEVENFOLD recently notched the fifth No. 1 single of the band’s career as the song “Hail To The King” reached the top of the Active Rock radio chart.

The band will begin a fall headlining North American tour on October 3 in Chicago, concluding on October 26 in Las Vegas. Support on the road trip will come from DEFTONES and GHOST.

“Hail To The King” is likely to sell between 170,000 and 180,000 copies in the U.S. 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 Tuesday (August 27). That figure should be good enough to land the group its second straight No. 1 debut. AVENGED SEVENFOLD‘s fifth album, “Nightmare”, opened with 162,500 copies back in August 2010 to land at the top of The Billboard 200 chart.

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