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Kristina Kasper (Doll) On WoM Show 7/18/2013

Christina Kasper (Doll)
Christina Kasper (Doll)

Thursday 7/18 at 9pm cst on the Women of Metal Show on Insane Realm Radio

Kristina Kasper from Canadian Grunge Rockers Doll sits down with Jayson Shell for a chat.


4 Words. Rock N’ Fucking Roll

Ottawa’s premiere female fronted alternative punk band recently released their second album, titled “The Ragdoll Diaries”, a hard hitting follow up to the popular debut ‘Inside The Dollhouse’.

Doll, a four-piece based out of Ottawa, Canada, formed in 2005 provides the missing link between punk and rock, a sound that’s been lacking in mainstream music for quite some time. In a time of oversaturation of commercially designed and developed music to subdue the listener into a false sense of marketability, Doll’s fresh and honest songs cut through like a hot knife through butter, snapping the listener out of their daze and onboard their trip of truth and beautifully crafted angst through sound and vision. Inspired by the great bands such as Sonic Youth, Hole and L7, Paramore, Flyleaf and Die Mannequin, Doll is on its way to becoming a musical force to be reckoned with, inspiring, creative, and honest.

The Ragdoll Diaries is undoubtedly Doll’s best works to date, working alongside producer Jason Jaknunas, Christina Kasper’s lyrics and vocal performance provides a call to all, to stand and believe in yourself, take action, to never be silent. The intensity of the drum and bass, emphasized by the intricate guitar work and atmospheric solo’ing rounds out an album that has it all, creative musicianship, honest lyrics, and a truth that’s been missing in music for some time. Supported by the fearlessly rocking threesome of Pete Kasper, Nick ‘Chopz’ Richer and newcomer to the Doll family Alex Vance, this is one band that you don’t want to miss getting in on the party early and staying for days while you zone out the beautifully crafted yet fiercely hard hitting tunes.

2012 saw great advances for the band, completing several successful Eastern Canadian tours, and breaking into the US market on their first ever tour through America, their live show is evolving and becoming one of the highlights of Canadian music. With strong performances at year’s past festivals such as the Ottawa Bluesfest, IndieWeek Canada, NXNE, and D-Tox Rockfest, a strong review in many major publications such as Outburn and Revolver Magazines, sharing the stage with Protest The Hero, Lacuna Coil, Three Days Grace and tons more, to selling out over 1000 copies of both albums and 500 vinyls of the Ragdoll Diaries, video plays across MuchMusic and MusiquePlus, and ever increasing radio plays, the band has embraced DIY to its highest degree continually improving its social media reach and brand awareness.

Just recently launching their newest music video for the song “Youth of Today, Hope for Tomorrow”, being their 3rd video to date. Doll was also nominated for Best Rock album of 2009 by the Ottawa Xpress, Best Hard Rock band of 2010 and of 2011 by the Ottawa Xpress and Best Album in 2012 receiving honourable mention status.

Doll was selected by the Canadian Independent Recording Artists’ Association and is now being mentored by Canadian Electronica band Austra. You can expect big things from Doll in the near future! 2013 will prove to be a game changer not only for the band, but the Canadian musical landscape, with plans to return to the US and to branch out even further into Canadian markets.

Women of Metal Show…. 7/11/2013

Butcher Babies Goliath was released July 9, 2013
Butcher Babies Goliath was released July 9, 2013
Tonight’s Women of Metal Radio Show on Insane Realm Radio will feature music from our band of the month EYE RA HAZE, brand new music from Huntress and Butcher Babies as well as music from MongrelBand, Lover of Sin Official and much more….

Showtime 9pm Central time

http://insanerealmradio.com/

The Chat Room will be open

http://insanerealmradio.com/chat

Natasha Singer (EYE RA HAZE) on Women of Metal 7/13/2013

EYE RA HAZE
EYE RA HAZE

Natasha Singer from New York Metallers EYE RA HAZE sits down with Jayson Shell for an interview Saturday July 13 Show time 8pm central.

EYE RA HAZE is The Women of Metal band of the Month for July 2013

When the seductive crooning of Natasha Nicholson met the crushing sounds of distorted guitars and sovereign drumming, she found a safe haven for her voice and a way to reach the soul of the fan, at the depths of their emotions.

Eye Ra Haze was the natural formation of five heavy music lovers who shared the dream of sculpting a nonpareil sound in the Alternative & Nu metal Genres. Comprised of an irresistible melodist, Natasha Singer; Queen of the battle axe, Nicole Papastavrou, an audacious bass player, Enrique Mancia; Hard hitting drummer, Kevin Corcoran; and on backing vocals and keys Karine Catenacci.

Their blend of delicate, ardent melodies and tumultuous rhythm riffs can only be compared to the leaders in a hard rock scene that made for 32% of physical album sales in 2010, alone. They craft each song like a passionate, personal encounter, using dynamics to translate their mood and intentions. During the tremors of their live set, Eye Ra Haze exposes a crude display of skills, taking the audience from love to rage and leaving them hung; craving to know the source of their enigmatic dark side, and their intimidating show of beauty.

One-Eyed Doll on the Women of Metal Show 6/22/2013

Kimberly and Junior One-Eyed Doll
Kimberly and Junior One-Eyed Doll

One-Eyed Doll on the Women of Metal Show 6/22/2013

Kimberly Freeman and Jason Rufuss Sewell, a.k.a “Junior” also known as One-Eyed Doll, sit down this Saturday for a chat with Jayson Shell on The Women of Metal Show.

Saturday at 8pm Central Time

Described as Strawberry Shortcake meets Gwar and Valentine’s Day meets Halloween with the visual impact of Japanese Anime, One-Eyed Doll is an award-winning Austin, Texas power rock duo with a loyal global fan base and extensive international press exposure. For several years in a row the group swept the SXSW Music Awards in categories such as Best Punk Band, Best Metal Band, Best Goth Band, Best New Band, Best Acoustic Guitarist, Best Electric Guitarist, Best Producer, Best Drummer, Best Songwriter, Best Female Vocalist and more. The group has independently released four full-length albums, appears in Revolver, Guitar World and Guitar Player magazines and has toured from the USA to New Zealand. Dates include major anime conventions (DragonCon, AniMix, IKKiCON, Anime Overload, ShadoCon, etc.) Blazing the band’s wildfire buzz amongst their growing legions of religiously crazed fans is One-Eyed Doll’s cult leader: the impossible-not-to-love Kimberly Freeman, whose punishment is so sweet you’ll beg for more.

 

One-Eyed Doll on the Women of Metal Show 6/22/13 by Jayson Shell on Mixcloud

DORO Undergoes Surgery, Cancels Tour Dates

DoroAccording to a posting on Doro Pesch‘s official web site, the former WARLOCK front woman recently underwent surgery for an undisclosed ailment and “she is already recovering.” As a result, all of her previously announced tour dates scheduled for this month had to be cancelled. No further information is currently available.

From Doro’s official Facebook Page:
We regret to announce that tomorrow’s Doro show at The Token Lounge in Westland, MI is cancelled due to illness. As per doctors orders, Doro is required to rest her voice after suffering from a sinus and throat infection for the last few days. Doro’s fans mean the world to her and this was a very hard decision to make. We hope to make up this date in addition to adding more as soon as possible. Thank you for understanding and see you soon!

‘Eve’s Apple’ Singers Perform At METAL FEMALE VOICES FEST; Video Available

More than a dozen members of Eve’s Apple — a worldwide community of professional female singers, designed to be a platform that informs about women’s work in the world of music — performed at the tenth edition of Metal Female Voices Fest on Friday, October 19 in Wieze, Belgium.

Fan-filmed video footage of their appearance can be seen below.

Featured singers:

Maxi Nil (VISIONS OF ATLANTIS)
VK Lynne (VITA NOVA, THE SPIDER ACCOMPLICE)
Kerstin Bischof (XANDRIA)
Gaby Koss (HAGGARD, EQUILIBRIUM)
Iliana Tsakiraki (MEDEN AGAN)
Lindsay Schoolcraft (MARY AND THE BLACK LAMB)
Grace Meridan (CANDLELIT)
Clémentine Delauney (SERENITY, WHYZDOM)
Elina Laivera (SEDUCE THE HEAVEN)
Kassandra Gruszkowski (ENEMY STAR)
Marcela Bovio (STREAM OF PASSION)
Melissa Ferlaak (VISIONS OF ATLANTIS, ECHOTERRA)
Angel Wolf-Black (BARE INFINITY)
Sanna Salou (DIMLIGHT)

EVE’S APPLE members write articles, share insights, raise money for charity and more.

For more information, go to this location.

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HALESTORM: New Video Interview With AREJAY HALE

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 LeeIN THIS MOMENT‘s Maria Brink andLACUNA COIL‘s Cristina Scabbia.

 

 

 

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Joan Jett To Re-Release Bad Reputation

Joan Jett Bad Reputation

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.

TRACK LISTING

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)”

Sources And More Information

Record Store Day  Record Store Day

http://www.recordsstoreday.com/Home

http://joanjettfc.com/2012/10/17/bad-reputation-will-be-re-released-on-180-gram-clear-vinyl-for-record-store-day-black-friday-on-november-23/

Epica announce their first ever Australian tour.

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.

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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.

Dates:

17th April 2013 – Hi Fi, Brisbane Tickets

19th April 2013 – Metro (All Ages), Sydney Tickets

21st April 2013 – Billboard, Melbourne Tickets

We can’t wait to meet our fans in Australia and hope to see you all next year!