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Below is our complete Rival Sons news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

New Metal Hitting The Rock Band Network

It's a slimmer week for new metal tracks getting added to the Xbox 360 edition of the Rock Band Network, but there are still a few interesting choices such as new material from Atheist and Halcyon Way. The complete list of newly added Xbox 360 metal tracks is as follows:

Atheist - "Second to Sun" (160 MSP)
Deadlock - "The Brave / Agony Applause (RB3 version)" (160 MSP)
Halcyon Way - "Building the Towers" (80 MSP)
Powerman 5000 - "Super Villain" (160 MSP)
Powerman 5000 - "Time Bomb" (160 MSP)

These tracks are also hitting the PS3 version of Rock Band on Wednesday, February 1st:

Bumblefoot - "Turn Around" ($0.99)
Winds of Plague - "California" ($1.99)
Halfbrick Studios - "Pirats 'Til We Die" ($0.99)
Vangough - "Estranger" ($0.99)
Rival Sons - "Torture" ($1.99)
Nevermore - "Without Morals" ($1.99)

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Pirate Metal Invading The Rock Band Network

Pull out the rum and the plastic guitars, because Scottish pirate metallers Alestorm are finally coming to the Rock Band Network with the track "Shipwrecked." If pirates aren't your thing, there's new tracks now available from Devin Townsend, Halcyon Way, Morbid Angel and more.

The complete list of newly added Xbox 360 songs are as follows:

Alestorm - "Shipwrecked" (160 MSP)
A Plea for Purging - "Heart Of A Child" (80 MSP)
Coldera - "Melodicus Counterpointus" (160 MSP)
Devin Townsend - "Planet Smasher (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Halcyon Way - "Inside Looking Out (The Icon & the Ghost)" (80 MSP)
Halcyon Way - "The System" (80 MSP)
Machinae Supremacy - "Indiscriminate Murder is Counter-Productive" (160 MSP)
Morbid Angel - "Existo Vulgoré (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Psychostick - "BEER!!" (160 MSP)
Pythia - "Heartless" (160 MSP)
Pythia - "Heartless (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Solution .45 - "Gravitational Lensing" (80 MSP) More...

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Morbid Angel And More Added To Rock Band Network

Back up in full swing again after tapering off for the holidays, the Rock Band Network is again adding a steady stream of new rock and metal tracks. This weekend Xbox 360 players have the following new tracks to look forward to:

Chaotrope - "Elysian" (80 MSP)
Chaotrope - "Extropy/Entropy" (80 MSP)
Chaotrope - "The Hourglass Paroxysm - Part I" (80 MSP)
Deadlock - "Martyr to Science (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
DRUOX - "Console War" (80 MSP)
DRUOX - "Console War (2x Bass Pedal)" (80 MSP)
Ghost Brigade - "Clawmaster" (160 MSP)
Misery Index - "The Carrion Call (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Morbid Angel - "Existo Vulgoré" (160 MSP)
Nordheim - "Beer, Metal, Trolls and Vomit! (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Ultra Vomit - "Mountains of Maths" (160 MSP)

These tracks will be added to the PS3 edition on 1/17/2012 (North America) and 1/25/2012 (Europe):

Winds of Plague - "California" ($1.99)
Halfbrick Studios - "Pirats 'Til We Die" ($0.99)
Vangough - "Estranger" ($0.99)
Rival Sons - "Torture" ($1.99)

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Rival Sons Posts New Music Video

Californian blues-rockers Rival Sons have posted a new music video for the song "All Over The Road" from the band's latest album, "Pressure & Time," which was released on June 20th.

Check out the video here:

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Rival Sons Kick off Evanescence Tour

Earache Recording artist Rival Sons kick began its North American tour with Evanescence yesterday at the Fox Theater in Oakland California.

The California blue-rock group will spend three weeks on the road, and then return to Europe for a headlining tour.

"We're stoked to be touring across America and into Canada this October with Evanescence," remarks Rival Sons guitarist Scott Holiday. Holiday continues, "Very happy to be invited by them. Between Evanescence, Pretty Reckless and us, the bill is pretty well diversified and will definitely give us the chance to play to a new demographic of rock fans, which we're always thriving for. We've also been so busy in Europe for most of this year, this tour will give us the opportunity to bring our rock 'n' roll back to fans we've been missing here in the States."

"We will return to Europe immediately at the end of this tour, so if you want to catch us in the USA, this will probably be your last chance in 2011! Rest assured, we will definitely be back in 2012... Super duper, mega full-force!"

Rival Sons' tour dates are as follows:

w/ Evanescence
Oct. 10 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theater
Oct. 11 - Los Angeles, CA - Palladium
Oct. 14 - Phoenix, AZ - Comerica Theater
Oct. 15 - Tucson, AZ - AVA Amphitheater
Oct. 18 - San Antonio, TX - Sunken Gardens
Oct. 19 - Dallas, TX - Palladium
Oct. 21 - Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom
Oct. 22 - Chicago, IL - Congress Theater
Oct. 24 - Detroit, MI - Royal Oak Music Theater
Oct. 25 - Toronto, ON - The Sound Academy
Oct. 27 - Montreal, QC - Metropolis
Oct. 28 - Worcester, MA - Palladium
Oct. 30 - Atlantic City, NJ - Showboat, House of Blues
Nov. 01 - New York, NY - Terminal 5

Headline Tour:
Nov. 04 - Nottingham, UK - Rock City
Nov. 05 - Glasgow, UK - King Tut's
Nov. 06 - Manchester, UK - Academy 3
Nov. 07 - Wolverhampton, UK - Slade Rooms
Nov. 10 - London, UK - Islington Academy
Nov. 11 - Paris, France - La Maroquinerie
Nov. 12 - Antwerp, Belgium - Trix
Nov. 14 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Melkweg
Nov. 15 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Pumphuset
Nov. 16 - Oslo, Norway - Parkteatret
Nov. 17 - Stockholm, Sweden - Strand
Nov. 19 - Turku, Finland - Vegas Night Club
Nov. 20 - Helsinki, Finland - Tavastia
Nov. 21 - Tampere, Finland - Klubi
Nov. 22 - Tallinn, Estonia - Rock Cafe
Nov. 24 - Warsaw, Poland - Powieksenie
Nov. 25 - Berlin, Germany - Lido
Nov. 26 - Hamburg, Germany - Gruenspan
Nov. 27 - Cologne, Germany - Underground
Nov. 29 - Bochum, Germany - Zeche
Nov. 30 - Munich, Germany - Backstage Halle
Dec. 01 - Vienna, Austria - Arena
Dec. 02 - Lucerne, Switzerland - Schuur
Dec. 03 - Reggio Emilia, Italy - Corallo
Dec. 05 - Solothurn, Switzerland - Kofmehl

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Rock Band Network Adds More Metal Tracks

The week is nearing its end and the Rock Band Network has got new tracks to help you rock your way through the weekend. On the metal and hardcore front this week, there are more songs from Amberian Dawn, Blackguard, Emmure, No Bragging Rights, and more. The complete list of newly added music, including all the non-metal tracks, is as follows:

Metal

Amberian Dawn - "Arctica (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Amberian Dawn - "Blackbird" (160 MSP)
Amberian Dawn - "Blackbird (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Blackguard - "Firefight" (160 MSP)
Blackguard - "Firefight (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Burning Twilight - "The Resolve of Cowards" (160 MSP)
Burning Twilight - "The Resolve of Cowards (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Emmure - "Demons With Ryu" (160 MSP)
Emmure - "Demons With Ryu (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Memphis May Fire - "Be Careful What You Wish For" - 160 MSP
Memphis May Fire - "Be Careful What You Wish For (2x Bass Pedal)" - 160 MSP
No Bragging Rights - "Death of an Era" (160 MSP)
No Bragging Rights - "Death of an Era (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP) More...

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Rival Sons Posts New Album Artwork

Californian blues-rockers Rival Sons have revealed the cover art for their forthcoming album, "Pressure & Time," which is due to be released on June 20th. The album art can be viewed below and was designed by artist Storm Thorgerson.

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Thorgerson discusses the artwork: "I don't think you can be certain what's going on here. To me it's a picture about fear or concern. Here's someone about to descend and doesn't know what they'll face, or where this might lead. So, in his mind he's imagining the action. That's what you see - into his mind, as he focuses on what's about to happen. When he gets to the bottom of the stairs, where does he go? Turn left, right or straight ahead - anything's possible. And I hope this cover will have fans of the band intrigued for a long while. To me, the cover should be part of the album, and not just packaging."

For Rival Sons guitarist Scott Holiday, working with Thorgerson has fulfilled a childhood dream:

"When I was 12 or 13 I'd go through my parents' vinyl, and I got to know his name and what covers he'd done. For me, he's one of the top three in his profession of all time. And I said from when I was 15 years old that one day I wanted to work with him."

The band is also planning to release a limited edition vinyl version of the album, which will feature different artwork. Holiday continues: "We have enough ideas in the bag to make it really special. What we want is for people to look at the cover and regard it as part of the whole album experience. This is a lot more than packaging."

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. All Over the Road
2. Young Love
3. Pressure and Time
4. Only One
5. Get Mine
6. Burn Down Los Angeles
7. Save Me
8. Gypsy Heart
9. White Noise
10. Face of Light More...

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Judas Priest Announces U.K. Tour Dates

British heavy metal legends Judas Priest has announced a series of headlining shows in the United Kingdom, as part of their Epitaph tour, which is being billed as their farewell trek. Joining them on the tour will be American progressive rock veterans Queensryche and up and comers Rival Sons.

The tour dates are as follows:

July 15 - Newport Centre - Newport, UK
July 16 - O2 Apollo - Manchester, UK
July 17 - The Dome - Doncaster, UK
July 19 - SECC - Glasgow, Scotland
July 20 - Metro Arena - Newcastle, UK
July 21 - Civic Hall - Wolverhampton, UK
July 24 - BIC - Bournemouth, UK

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Rival Sons Posts New Single Online

Hard rock act Rival Sons has posted its new single online. The song, titled "Torture," is taken from the band's newly released self-titled EP. The EP is available through Earache Records. You can stream the new single below:

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