Metal music has changed exponentially over the years, and one thing that’s really evolved is the way people describe metal sounds. Brann Dailor, drummer for Atlanta prog-metal guys Mastodon, gets a kick out of the many different ways people describe heavy music. Even so, he says he simply tries to stay away from labeling his art.
It’s almost here: Record Store Day 2012! The annual holiday takes place on the third Saturday of every April, and it strives to bring together independently owned record stores to celebrate the art of music.
Rock ‘n’ roll boys Buckcherry are back, and they’re hitting the road this spring on a headlining jaunt with support from ‘American Idol’ guy James Durbin and fellow hard rockers Redlight King. The tour kicks off April 21 in San Antonio, Texas.
Megadeth bass player David Ellefson has a new book in toe, ‘Unsung: Words and Images,’ and this isn’t your typical metal read. The book features previously unpublished lyrics and images, showing the relationship between poetry and art.
Record Store Day is just under two weeks away, and when the annual date that brings together mom and pop record shops across the country is finally here on April 21, heavy music fans will find a fun release from Mastodon.
The release of Halestorm’s “The Strange Case of…” is inching closer and closer, and when the set arrives on April 10, singer Lzzy Hale says to expect something unlike anything that Halestorm have spit out before. Speaking with the Pulse of Radio (via Blabbermouth), Hale explained that fans are “going to be hearing and tasting a lot of different sides of Halestorm” on the album.
This year marks a big one in Creed’s musical trajectory, as the post-grunge boys are commemorating the 15th anniversary of their fundamental 1997 album, ‘My Own Prison,’ with a cross-country tour. Singer Scott Stapp, guitarist Mark Tremonti, bass player Brian Marshall and drummer Scott Phillips will play their ‘My Own Prison’ and ‘Human Clay’ albums back-to-back on different evenings of the trek, so expect to hear plenty of hits and more obscure cuts, to boot.
Dark New Day’s latest full-length, ‘New Tradition,’ packs a variety of hard-hitting rock sounds. That having been said, it’s no surprise that band members have a wide range of musical tastes and influences — and that breadth really came out when the guys recently rattled off their top five albums that changed their lives.
The first time most of us heard about Mark Tremonti, he was heading up post-grunge behemoths Creed, touring the country and playing bread-and-butter rock hits such as ‘My Own Prison,’ ‘Torn’ and ‘What’s This Life For?’ That was in the late-‘90s and early-‘00s, and Creed have since gone on to become multiplatinum rock sensations.
Heavy metallers Mastodon head out on the ‘Heritage Hunter’ tour tonight (April 4) — a massive, co-headlining trek across the country with fellow hard-hitting act Opeth. Mastodon are touring in support of their current release, ‘The Hunter,’ and when it comes to the music that made it onto the album, guitarist Bill Kelliher describes it as “kind of a rebirth.”
Record Store Day happens on April 21 this year, and the exclusive releases scheduled to drop on that day are mounting. Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, has revealed Ozzy Osbourne 7” and 12” vinyl releases will be unleashed for Record Store Day 2012.
It’s hard to believe, but the boys of Creed celebrate the 15th anniversary of their multiplatinum debut album, ‘My Own Prison,’ this year. Of course, a milestone like that can’t go by without some kind of celebration, and in that spirit, the guys — singer Scott Stapp, guitarist Mark Tremonti, bass player Brian Marshall and drummer Scott Phillips — are setting out on a North American tour this April. The band will play their entire ‘My Own Prison’ and ‘Human Clay’ albums in their entirety on different nights of the tour, so it’s a true gala of all things Creed.
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