LITA FORD Teams Up With Pledge Music For New Album and Book

LITA FORD is launching a PledgeMusic campaign as she wants to give her fans the opportunity to get up close and personal with the Queen of Metal.  With the year shaping up to a banner one for Ford featuring the release of her long awaited memoir, new album and extensive touring plans including headline dates and shows with Halestorm.

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Saturday (1-30-2016) Women of Metal Radio Show

Saturday-poster1-30Saturday (January 30, 2016) 8pm CST (9pm EST) Women of Metal Radio Show on The Indie Authority will feature music from our January 2016 Band of the Month Claymorean

We’ll be featuring music from Hand of God, Zephyra, Leeja Stark Band,Nightqueen, Beyond Eden, APRIL WEEPS, HEAVEN THE AXE, The Agonist and many others.

Kent and Jayson will be spotlighting Pergana, A Truth Divides, DuesterLustand Icefire the Band

We’ll also be revealing our February 2014 Band of the Month who will it be?

8 pm CST, 9 pm EST, 1am GMT, 2am CET, 10am JST

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EPICA Aiming To Be “More Aggressive” Sound On Next Album

Bassist Rob van der Loo of Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA spoke to Louder Noise about the progress of the recording sessions for the band’s follow-up to 2014’s “The Quantum Enigma” album. He said (see video below): “So far, I must say — of course, I can’t spoil too much the new album — but we kind of… One of the biggest changes, of course, is not just me being the new member of the band, but also we changed… [On ‘The Quantum Enigma’] we started working with Joost van den Broek, who used to be the old keyboard player from AFTER FOREVER, the band where Mark [Jansen, guitar/vocals] used to play as well. And we recorded it in a completely new studio, a completely new setting. I guess this is also the first album that we worked with a complete orchestra, ’cause normally we use a lot of software. We always add some real strings, of course. I mean, it still has to sound organic, of course. But I can already spoil that with this new album, we’re actually gonna record it with a bigger orchestra — even bigger than the last one — with a bigger choir. We’re also gonna have a brass section on it as well. And we just came out of the studio. We already recorded the drums. I just finished bass last week. Isaac [Delahaye] did the rhythm guitars already. And we also did it with a new sound setting as well. We actually kind of stripped our sound to make it sound a little bit more aggressive than the last album, to be honest.” Continue reading EPICA Aiming To Be “More Aggressive” Sound On Next Album

IN THIS MOMENT’s ‘Beautiful Tragedy’ To Be Released On Vinyl For First Time

IN THIS MOMENT‘s 2007 debut album, “Beautiful Tragedy”, is being made available for the first time on vinyl via brand new label Wargod.

Under exclusive license from Century Media, the “Beautiful Tragedy” vinyl package includes a heavy duty gatefold jacket and a 16 x 23 poster featuring an exclusive “Beautiful Tragedy”-era photo of vocalist Maria Brink, taken by veteran music photographer Jeremy Saffer. Continue reading IN THIS MOMENT’s ‘Beautiful Tragedy’ To Be Released On Vinyl For First Time

Women of Metal Radio Show Saturday (January 23, 2016)

Saturday--123Saturday (January 23, 2016) 8pm CST (9pm EST) Women of Metal Radio Show on The Indie Authority will feature music from our January 2016 Band of the Month Claymorean.

We’ll be featuring music from Valkyre, DORO, Burning Daisy, Epica, Aria Flame, A Sound of Thunder, Lillye, Pamela Moore and many others.

Kent and Jayson will be spotlighting Scarlet Canary, Inside Mankind, PraY ManTiCøre and Docka pussel

February 2016 Band of the Month Candidates: The Order of Chaos,Mandragore, Scarleth and Scorching Winter

Vote – http://poll.fm/5il54

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Chastain

Location: USA Genre: Heavy?Power Metal
Status: Active Current Label: Leviathan Records
Years Active: 1984-?

Chastain is a heavy metal project formed in 1984 by guitarist David T. Chastain and signed by Shrapnel Records.

The band was put together in 1984 by Mike Varney, president of Shrapnel for a David T. Chastain solo album. Varney had noticed the shred guitar ability of Chastain, member of the Cincinnati-based band CJSS and, at the same time, he wanted to create an output for the talent of young singer Leather Leone, formerly with the San Francisco band Rude Girl. The first band line-up included Leone, Chastain, CJSS bassist Mike Skimmerhorn and drummer Fred Coury, who would later play in Cinderella. In 1986, Chastain readily declared that “I could never work with these people on a full-time basis because they live all over the country (…). We just get together once a year, record an album and then go off and do our own things”.In the case of Chastain, he wrote music for CJSS and his solo albums, as well as producing other artists and managing his own record label. Continue reading Chastain

LITA FORD’s ‘Living Like A Runaway: A Memoir’ To Finally See Light Of Day Next Month

Dey Street Books (formerly It Books), an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, has set a February 23 release date for “Lita Ford – Living Like A Runaway: A Memoir”. In this 272-page hardcover book, which was originally expected in 2014, the former lead guitarist of THE RUNAWAYS opens up about the ’70s and ’80s music scene, and her extraordinary life and career. Continue reading LITA FORD’s ‘Living Like A Runaway: A Memoir’ To Finally See Light Of Day Next Month

DELAIN: New Song ‘Suckerpunch’ Available For Streaming.

DELAIN seem to be restless spirits: Their latest album The Human Contradiction was released in 2014 on Napalm Records and gained high praise from both fans and the press alike. DELAIN followed up the release by touring the world with acts such as Sabaton, Within Temptation, and Nightwish, followed by a European headline tour that saw them conquering stages in sold out venues all over! Yet instead of resting on their success, DELAIN have hit the studio again to present a brand new epic endeavor: Lunar Prelude – the exciting EP by DELAIN, set to be released February 19, 2016 on Napalm Records! Continue reading DELAIN: New Song ‘Suckerpunch’ Available For Streaming.

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