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On May 15th, Asking Alexandria will release the new, shocking HD short film, "Through Sin and Self-Destruction," exclusively on iTunes. A teaser trailer for the video can be viewed below, and the following press release was also issued:
"This is a controversial, uncensored look into the real lives of a new era of rockstars for today's generation as they take over the Sunset Strip. This is the first, but not last collaboration between writer Ash Avildsen and director Frankie Nasso, who together take you on an ambitious visual endeavor that hasn't been strived for in rock since the legendary Guns N' Roses trilogy.
"The film is comprised of three music videos for the songs 'Reckless & Relentless,' 'To The Stage,' and 'Dear Insanity.' Guest appearances are made by Belladonna, Andy San Dimas, Sebastian Bach and more. This is truly the essence of sex, drugs and heavy metal." More...
The organizers of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival are pleased to announce the addition of Motorhead to the 2012 line-up. This marks the first summer tour that Motorhead has taken part in for several years. The legendary metal veterans join the already stellar 2012 main stage line-up, featuring multi-platinum Iowa cult metal groundbreakers Slipknot in the headlining position, as well as legendary thrash metal kings Slayer—both returning to the festival for a second turn at pummeling fans.
Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister commented, "Well, we're used to mayhem in this band, so it's kind of a family tradition! Bring it!"
Motorhead just finished up a run with Megadeth on the 2012 Gigantour. On January 24th, Motorhead Music/UDR released "The Wörld Is Ours-Vol 1 - Everywhere Further Than Everyplace Else," an official DVD containing some of the finest moments from the band’s recent The Wörld is Yours tour, which also includes a special bonus double live CD of the Chile stop. Frontman Lemmy will also be part of a Ronnie James Dio tribute album which will be out later this year.
This year, in addition to Slipknot, Slayer, and Motorhead, the main stage will also spotlight a ferocious rotation of today’s best artists, including The Devil Wears Prada, As I Lay Dying, and Asking Alexandria. The festival will make a 27 date trek across the U.S. beginning on June 30th at the San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino, California. Head here for ticketing information. More...
As I Lay Dying will be spend the summer as part of the fifth annual Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. The main stage will be the strongest ever with the headlining slot occupied by multi-platinum Iowa legends Slipknot. Next up will be legendary thrash metal kings Slayer and then a major special guest will be playing in the third slot whom will be announced on March 5th. The main stage will also spotlight a ferocious mix of today's best artists in a rotation, including The Devil Wears Prada, As I Lay Dying, and Asking Alexandria.
The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival will make a 26 date trek across the U.S. beginning on June 30th at the San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino, California. Pre-sale tickets go on sale Friday the 6th of April, 2012. Tune in to this location for up-to-date ticketing information.
As I Lay Dying will be entering the studio this Spring to record the band's fifth full-length album and follow-up to 2010's "The Powerless Rise," which debuted on the Billboard Top 200 Charts at #10. The band has chosen a producer and will announce more details about the album in the coming weeks. The album's release date is tentatively scheduled for this summer.
The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival dates are as follows: More...
This Year's Rockstar Mayhem Festival will be headlined by Slipknot who will be supported on the main stage by Slayer and a rotating slot featuring As I Lay Dying, Asking Alexandria and The Devil Wears Prada. The second stage will feature Anthrax, As I lay Dying, Asking Alexandria, The Devil Wears Prada, Whitechapel, High on Fire and the Jagermeister opener. A "Special Guest" for the tour will be announced on March 5th.
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...
U.K. sensation Asking Alexandria is kicking off the New Year with an extensive worldwide touring schedule. The group is currently headlining a six-week European tour and will make its triumphant return to North America with Trivium, Dir En Grey, I See Stars, Motionless In White and The Amity Affliction in March.
“The Still Reckless” tour is presented by Merch Now with fellow sponsors Guitar World and Ibanez, which kicks off on March 9th. Either see below or head over to Facebook in order to view tour dates.
Ben Bruce (guitars) states: “We're back mother fuckers! This headlining tour marks our first U.S. tour of the year and also our last tour for Reckless and Relentless. This is gunna be a crazy fucking tour. We have great bands playing with us that we are very excited about sharing a stage with and we are playing our longest set ever with songs from both Stand up and Scream and Reckless and Relentless. We hit the studio right after this tour to record our new album and therefore will not be headlining the states for quite some times after this, so come down and lets start 2012 right. We can't wait to see you all.”
Matt Heafy (vocals, guitars) of Trivium further comments: “We are excited to be on a diverse bill that features different styles of heavy music. Asking Alexandria are new friends and Dir En Gray we have crossed paths with many times in other parts of the world. It's going to be a fun tour and we look forward to seeing everyone.” More...
After last week's hiatus due to the holiday season, the Rock Band Network is back in full swing adding in new tracks. This week's metal additions to the Xbox 360 version are as follows:
Devin Townsend - "Planet Smasher" (160 MSP)
Fallen Angel - "The One Who Walks Alone" (160 MSP)
Nordheim - "Beer, Metal, Trolls, and Vomit!" (160 MSP)
Pythia - "Just a Lie" (160 MSP)
Pythia - "Just a Lie (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Texas in July - "Hook, Line, and Sinner (RB3 2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
These songs also hit the PS3 version on 1/10 (North America) and 1/18 (Europe):
Devin Townsend - "Ziltoidia Attaxx!!" ($1.99)
Asking Alexandria - "A Prophecy (RB3 version)" ($1.99)
There's a little something for everyone this week in the latest collection of new metal tracks added to the Rock Band Network, from black metal to power metal and a whole lot in-between. These songs have now landed on the Xbox 360 version of the game:
Powerman 5000 - "V is for Vampire" (160 MSP)
All Shall Perish - "A Pure Evil" (160 MSP)
All Shall Perish - "My Retaliation (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Asking Alexandria - "Hey There Mr. Brooks (RB3 version)" (160 MSP)
Devin Townsend - "N9" (160 MSP)
Ethereal Collapse - "Category III: Architect" (80 MSP)
Ethereal Collapse - "Category III: Architect (2x Bass Pedal)" (80 MSP)
Fallen Angel - "Sad Wings" (160 MSP)
Francisco Meza - "Rage and Pain (2x Bass Pedal)" (80 MSP)
Halcyon Way - "Icon of Resolution" (80 MSP)
Halcyon Way - "Icon of Resolution (2x Bass Pedal)" (80 MSP)
Watain - "Underneath the Cenotaph" (160 MSP)
These songs also hit the PS3 edition on 12/20 (North America) and 12/21 (Europe):
Between the Buried and Me - "Selkies: The Endless Obsession" ($1.99)
Powerman 5000 - "Show Me What You've Got" ($1.99)
Asking Alexandria's new remix album "Step Up & Scratched" was released earlier this week and it has already become the #1 album on the iTunes Electronic Album chart.
Celldweller remixed the track "A Lesson Never Learned" for the record, and you can check out the remix in the player below. You can also listen to the previously posted "Reckless and Relentless" remix at this location.
Bryan Stars has posted a new video interview online with vocalist Danny Worsnop and guitarist Ben Bruce from Asking Alexandria during the "World War III" tour. You can check out the video interview in the player below.
Asking Alexandria has teamed up with Hot Topic to stream a new remix titled "Reckless and Relentless (Document One Remix)." You can check out the song in the player below.
The track is taken from the upcoming "Stepped Up and Scratched" remix album, which is set for a November 21st release, with full details available here.
Asking Alexandria's remix record, "Stepped Up and Scratched," has finally arrived and is now officially set for a November 21st release. The disc features remixes from such names as Borgore, Celldweller, Born of Osiris, Big Chocolate, Tomba and more. Click here to check out the "Stepped Up and Scratched" pre-order packages.
The group kicks off a co-headlining North American tour alongside Hollywood Undead on Nov. 1st with Borgore, We Came As Romans ,and D.R.U.G.S. Immediately following this tour the group will join forces with Avenged Sevenfold for a series of dates to wrap-up the year. Be sure to head over to the band's Facebook profile now to view their entire tour itinerary.
Ben Bruce (guitars) states: “Finally, after months of gossip and hype it is here! Stepped Up and Scratched has arrived. It's the only remix album worth buying, haha. Stepped Up and Scratched was a concept we came up with about three years ago while recording Stand Up and Scream. We are all into a lot of different kinds of music (rock, pop, blues, swing, dance, house, electro etc.), so stepping out of our comfort zone is something we are used to. Stepped Up and Scratched is proof of that. This album is a representation of this band as an artist, not just as a metal band. It is full of great remixes that would be perfect in a club/rave setting or at home just to party to. Not only is Stepped up and Scratched a predominantly electronic album, but we decided we wanted to keep it heavy and be different so you will find a lot of the actual music has been left in to the mixes making it a really unique listen and a completely fresh sound/feel. We had a lot of fun working on this record along side the many talented DJ's that appear on the album. Check it out as its really an album to just get wild to. Enjoy!
"North America, we are back baby. No more rules, no more waiting and no more bullshit. We are fucking back and we are coming back hard. This is going to be our most uncompromising and crazy live show yet. We won't stop until everyone knows our name. We won't stop until this music kills us. The WWIII tour with Hollywood Undead is the start of a new era. It's the start of something special. We are stronger, louder, harder and more determined than ever. This tour is about all of us. Lets have the time of our lives. See you all there.”
Asking Alexandria has posted a new live music video online for "Not The American Average," which was shot at Epicenter 2011 in Irvine, CA at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. You can check out the clip below.
It's a sad day for metal fans looking for something new on the Xbox 360 version of the Rock Band Network, with only a song from Attack Attack! being of possible interest in this week's lineup. PS3 fans are getting all the love this time around, with the Rock Band Network announcing it is now adding songs with 2X bass pedal support.
The following tracks hit the PS3 edition on Tuesday, 10/11/2011 (North America) and Wednesday, 10/12/2011 (Europe):
After the Burial - "Your Troubles Will Cease and Fortune Will Smile Upon You"
Amberian Dawn - "City of Corruption"
Cynic - "The Space for This"
These PS3 tracks will also be available with 2X bass pedal support:
After the Burial - "Your Troubles Will Cease and Fortune Will Smile Upon You (2x Bass Pedal)"
Amberian Dawn - "City of Corruption (2x Bass Pedal)"
Asking Alexandria - "Morte et Dabo (2x Bass Pedal)"
Between the Buried and Me - "Alaska (2x Bass Pedal)"
Cynic - "The Space for This (2x Bass Pedal)"
After wrapping up their fall dates on The Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival, Avenged Sevenfold will hit the road for their own headlining "Buried Alive" tour, which launches in Ft. Meyers, Florida, on November 23rd. Hollywood Undead, Asking Alexandria, and Black Veil Brides are also on the bill. Ticket prices range from $35-45 including special family four pack offers in particular markets.
VIP bundles will be available for all tour dates on September 20th. For more information, visit AvengedSevenfold.com. Tickets for all shows go on sale Friday, September 23rd, except for shows in Minneapolis and Yakima, WA, which go on sale Saturday, September 24th.
The tour takes its name from "Buried Alive," the fourth single from the Huntington Beach, CA, band's gold album "Nightmare." All three previous singles from "Nightmare" - the title track, "Welcome to the Family," and "So Far Away" - have peaked at No. 1 on the Active Rock chart. Released worldwide in July 2010, "Nightmare" earned Avenged Sevenfold its highest-ever debut on the Billboard album chart when it bowed at No. 1 and topped Billboard's Rock, Hard Rock, and Digital charts. The title track was the most played song at Media Base Active Rock for 2010.
Here are the latest Avenged Sevenfold "Buried Alive" tour dates:
11/23 - Ft. Meyers, FL @ Germain Arena
12/25 - Jacksonville, FL @ Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
11/26 - Augusta, GA @ James Brown Arena
11/28 - Huntsville, AL @ Von Braun Center
11/29 - Pikeville, KY @ East Kentucky Expo Center
11/30 - Ft. Wayne, IN @ Allen County War Memorial
12/02 - Madison, WI @ Alliant Energy Center (without Hollywood Undead)
12/03 - Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center (on sale 9/24)
12/06 - Green Bay, WI @ Resch Center
12/07 - Duluth, MN @ Amsoil Arena
12/09 - Grand Forks, ND @ Alerus Center
12/10 - Bismarck, ND @ Bismarck Civic Center
12/12 - Billings, MT @ Metra Park Arena
12/13 - Missoula, MT @ Adams Center
12/14 - Yakima, WA @ Sun Dome (on sale 9/24)
Band performance times have been announced for Epicenter — Southern California’s Rock Festival. The day-long rock festival set for Saturday, September 24th at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine, CA, will feature 12 hours of rock music with performances from 15 bands on two stages.
The lineup includes: Limp Bizkit, Staind, Papa Roach, Five Finger Death Punch, Buckcherry, Puddle Of Mudd, Skillet, Everlast, RED, P.O.D., Asking Alexandria, Redlight King, Middle Class Rut, Crossfade and Drive A. Epicenter marks the first Southern California show for headliners Limp Bizkit in over a decade and their first American live performance of 2011. Band performance times are as follows (set times subject to change):
EPICENTER Main Stage
9:50 PM Limp Bizkit
8:50 PM Staind
8:00 PM Papa Roach
7:10 PM Five Finger Death Punch
6:20 PM Buckcherry
5:40 PM Puddle Of Mudd
5:05 PM Skillet
4:30 PM Everlast
4:00 PM RED
The Monster Energy Stage
3:15 PM P.O.D.
2:25 PM Asking Alexandria
1:40 PM Redlight King
12:55 PM Middle Class Rut
12:10 PM Crossfade
11:30 AM Drive A
It's an unfortunately quiet week for metal fans this week, with almost nothing in the headbanging category hitting the Rock Band Network. Xbox 360 players get a new Asking Alexandria song, while another Amberian Dawn track will be headed to the PS3 edition. The newly added Xbox tracks (including the non-metal additions) are as follows:
Asking Alexandria - "A Prophecy (RB3 version)" (160 MSP)
Hedras Ramas - "Stellar Crash" (160 MSP)
Mafia Track Suit - "Funeral on Parade" (80 MSP)
Jutbox - "OH-KAY!" (80 MSP)
Parry Gripp - "Space Unicorn" (80 MSP)
DJ Raptorz - "He's Our Savior" (80 MSP)
DJ Raptorz - "He's Our Savior (2x Bass Pedal)" (80 MSP)
Tina Guo - "Forbidden City" (160 MSP) More...
Sumerian Records has revealed the full lineup and list of dates for the forthcoming "World War III" 2011 tour. The trek is set to be headlined by rap-rockers Hollywood Undead with support coming from Asking Alexandria, Borgore, We Came As Romans and D.R.U.G.S. The full list of "World War III" tour dates is as follows:
11/01 Mesa, AZ – Mesa Amphitheatre
11/03 Salt Lake City, UT – Saltair Pavilion
11/04 Denver, CO – The Fillmore
11/05 Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater
11/06 St. Louis, MO – Family Arena
11/08 Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
11/09 Plymouth, MI – Compuware Arena
11/11 New York, NY – Roseland Ballroom
11/12 Poughkeepsie, NY – Mid-Hudson Civic Center
11/13 Lowell, MA – Tsongas Center
11/15 Reading, PA – Sovereign Center
11/17 Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
11/18 Boca Raton, FL – Sunset Cove Amphitheater
11/19 Tampa, FL – Iguana Stadium
Metal fans looking looking for new songs to try out on the Rock Band Network this weekend can look forward to new tunes from Septicflesh, All Shall Perish, Amberian Dawn, and Halcyon Way. PS3 users also get new music from Asking Alexandria and Tesseract starting on September 6th.
The complete list of newly added Xbox 360 tracks, including the non-metal songs, is as follows:
All Shall Perish - "Spineless" (160 MSP)
All Shall Perish - "Stabbing to Purge Dissimulation (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Amberian Dawn - "War in Heaven (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Chaotrope - "Fading Sacrifice" (80 MSP)
Conflicted - "Victor(ia)" (160 MSP)
Eminence - "Devil's Boulevard (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Halcyon Way - "The Age of Betrayal" (80 MSP)
Halcyon Way - "The Age of Betrayal (2x Bass Pedal)" (80 MSP)
Scum of the Earth - "Bombshell From Hell" (80 MSP)
Septicflesh - "Anubis" (160 MSP)
Septicflesh - "Anubis (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Without Mercy - "Slit" (160 MSP) More...
Footage has been posted online, courtesy of WHOOZNXTtv, of Asking Alexandria performing "A Lesson Never Learned" at San Antonio's Warped Tour. You can check out the live clip below.
You can also check out Asking Alexandria's video clip for "Closure" by heading over here.