Mark Lloyd of The Midlands Rocks conducted an interview withHALESTORM drummer Arejay Hale during the band’s recent U.K. headlining tour. You can now watch the chat below.
HALESTORM will embark on a late fall headlining U.S. tour sponsored byJägermeister. The trek gets underway on November 8 in Mobile, Alabama, wrapping up on December 15 in Orlando, Florida. Special guests on the bill will be IN THIS MOMENT and EVE TO ADAM.
“I Miss The Misery”, the second single from HALESTORM‘s current album“The Strange Case Of…” , was a Top Five track at Active Rock radio.
HALESTORM singer Lzzy Hale was named the “Hottest Chick in Hard Rock” in Revolver magazine’s annual round-up of the sexiest female rockers, beating out contenders like Lee, IN THIS MOMENT‘s Maria Brink andLACUNA COIL‘s Cristina Scabbia.
Joan Jett has announced that Bad Reputation (1981) will be re-released on 180 gram clear vinyl for Record Store Day which is Black Friday on November 23! The individually numbered Limited Edition LP includes an enhanced CD of Bad Reputation with bonus tracks and live footage. The album will be available atparticipating record stores! Bad Reputation has never before been available on heavyweight clear vinyl.
LP: “Bad Reputation”/”Make Believe”/”You Don’t Know What You’ve Got”/”You Don’t Own Me”/”Too Bad On Your Birthday”/”Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah)”/”Let Me Go”/”Doing Alright With The Boys”/”Shout”/”Jezebel”/”Don’t Abuse Me”/”Wooly Bully”
CD: “Call Me Lightning”/”Hanky Panky”/”What Can I Do For You”/”You Don’t Own Me”/”Bad Reputation (Live)”
CD Enhanced Material: “Shout (Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ 8/7/82)”/ “Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah) (The Summit, Houston, TX 10/7/83)” / “Bad Reputation”/”Call Me Lightning”/”Hanky Panky”/”What Can I Do For You”/”You Don’t Own Me”/”Bad Reputation (Live)” (Long Island Brewing Company, Jericho, NY 1/20/98)”
Dutch symphonic metal band EPICA are pleased to announce their first ever Australian tour to take place April of next year. EPICA singer Simone Simons had this to say about the upcoming tour: “Epica has been traveling around the world and has until now never set foot on Australian soil. Being able to perform in Australia is another dream coming true. We are ecstatic to come down under and meet our Australian fans”
The band will tour Australia to promote Requiem for the Indifferent, which was released on March 13th 2012 through Nuclear Blast.
Tickets went on sale on Friday October 19th 2012. There will be a limited amount of special VIP tickets available for all shows. These tickets include VIP meet-and-greet, early entry and commemorative poster signed by the band.
Tribe members, the wait is over! OTEP has announced her first ever LIVE album that will be released November 2012. In addition, she will be working on her sixth full-length studio album, out in January 2013.
On October 15, Rustyn Rose of Metalholic.com conducted an interview with German metal queen Doro Pesch. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below.
Doro‘s new EP, “Raise Your Fist In The Air”, was released on August 3. A full-length album, “Raise Your Fist”, will follow on October 19 viaNuclear Blast Records.
In a recent interview with Lords Of Metal, Doro stated about the the switch from her previous label home (AFM Records) to Nuclear Blast, “The record deal with AFM was up and I decided to check if some other options were available. My current guitar player, Bas Maas, who was in AFTER FOREVER, told me that he had good experiences with Nuclear Blast and that it was a great label to be on. Furthermore, there were several people that I’ve worked with in the past that moved from AFM toNuclear Blast, like Sandra Eichner and Markus Wosgien, and they also told me that it would be a good label for me. Of course, Nuclear Blast is bigger than AFM and has worldwide distribution, which is also very important for us, as we play shows across the globe. I’m still very good friends with the people from AFM and I was also very much involved in the release of the compilation album ‘Under My Skin’ that was released by them a couple of weeks ago, as I wrote liner notes for all the songs that are on that album.”
Regarding the departure of guitarist Joe Taylor and addition of Bas Maas,Doro said, “I don’t think that it made a very big difference on the songwriting process, but Bas is a person that’s full of life and very energetic. You can hear that on ‘Revenge’, which is a song that he wrote the riff for, which is a very high-energy and fast type of song. Furthermore, he’s great as a live guitarist as well, as he really knows how to rock on stage and that’s very important for a show. I’m still very good friends with Joe, who’s been in the band for about sixteen years, and he joined us on stage during the show we did last October in New York. But the non-stop touring that we do is a hard lifestyle and he really wanted to take some time off from that.”
On the topic of her expectations for “Raise Your Fist”, Doro said, “I will be very happy when the fans say they love the record; that’s the most important for me. I really don’t keep up with numbers, which are, in my opinion, great to talk about afterwards. It’s nice if we will be able to make the charts again, but to me, those kind of things don’t really matter. Much more important is that the fans dig the songs in a live situation and, since we already played ‘Raise Your Fist’ several times live, the first signs are very positive.”