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Anna von Hausswolf

Gothenburg, Sweden

Dead City

KICK ASS METAL RATING

100 OUT OF 100 BLOOD DRIPPING SKULLS

2018 AVANT-GARDE/ AVANT-GARDE METAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR.

As a gothic publication were claiming Anna von Hausswolf as one of our own. How we say pardon our French on this ….but FUCKING ESSENTIAL, to say the least!!!

Album of the year is gonna be the 2017 winner vs the 2016 winner vs the 2014 Person of the year in heavy metal. Nervosa THRASH METAL GODS vs Walking In Darkness vs Hanzel Und Gretyl vs Anna von Hausswolf. Anna von Hausswolff is wayyyyyyyyyyyyyy fucking over-due for a KICK ASS METAL Hall of Fame Induction. This is the album that will survive the test of time, and is the album that every publication will have to up the dose on in finding the best World-Class Music with the best taste…..!!!!!!!!! I have to October 30th, 2018 to select a album of the year.

 

Do not confuse the fact each style has its own winner, so last week i told you what will be the best hard rock/heavy metal album in 2018 it is

Issa Oversvenn “Run With the Pack”

May the odds be ever in your favor, and May the GODS be ever in your favor—-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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New Years Day

Alternative Metal/ Nü-METAL GODS AND LEGENDS

ROCK STARS AND METAL GODS

(Anaheim, California/United States of America)

Featuring World-Class Vocalist Ash Costello

Diary of A Creep

Unleashed On Planet Metal

January 26, 2018 * Digital

February 23rd, 2018  * Physical CD

1st Day Buyer !!!!!!!!!

Another Century/ RED MUSIC

KICK ASS METAL RATING

100 OUT OF 100 BLOOD DRIPPING SKULLS

FUCKING ESSENTIAL

TOP 100 ALBUMS OF 2018

FRONT-RUNNER BEST COVERS VERSION ALBUM OF THE YEAR

 

Since February 24th, 1994 this has always been a GOTHIC METAL-age/ DEATH METAL-age/ AVANT-GARDE METAL-age publication, but my main influence in my college years was the GODLY ill-literautre Magazine which ran from 1988 to 2003, and pretty much the print media age was over for the more commerical metal publications, there are specialized press in each metal sub-genre that thrive even to this day.  ill-literature was the 1st metal publication, to cover any artist as long as they were original, kick ass, and authentic. Authenticity is the aspect in music in which bands become transcended, and the thing were bands make SUPREME IMMORTAL ART OF THE HIGHEST ORDER, instead of entertainment.

 

For those not up on current hard rock and heavy metal history, the Haxans won the 2018 Gothic Album of Year Winner, that is relevant here because our first speciality as a specialized press in, will have to say it again, Since February 24th, 1994 KICK ASS METAL has always been a GOTHIC METAL-age/ DEATH METAL-age/ AVANT-GARDE METAL-age publication, but my main influence in my college years was the GODLY ill-literature Magazine which ran from 1988 to 2003, which specialized in Gothic Metal, Death Metal, Avant-Garde Metal, but went all in on Alternative Metal, like no other.

As a heavy metal fan since 1978, i became a fan of the covers album via Metallica with Creeping Death Garage Days EP in November of 1984, and the Garage Days Revisited in the Summer of 1987. So i am very open-minded about these kind of releases.

 

The packing of the New Years Day “Diary of A Creep” is bare-bones, exactly like a promo sleeve album, that i used to get back when the vinyl era changed over to the CD age in 1988 for some and in 1990 for most. I bought 2 copies of this, for now initially, will get more later, because it was sold a Maxi-Single to a Extended Play Price.  The music society pages have this release unleashed on Planet Metal back a couple of months ago, maybe for digital release, since this was one of the most anticipated releases in hard rock/ heavy metal of 2018, this was going to be a 1st day purchase, so the official CD release date is February 23rd, 2018, for the actual CD.

 

I love this album so much i will have to get in a better pressing, maybe a import where this is released with CD booklet and a CD layout. I would love to see liner notes about this release. So will have to keep working on this and will let you know what happens with this release. This recording is so good in the future I hope it is added as a second disc, when “Malevolence” ever gets a re-press, re-edition. That is how good this extended play release is !!!!!!!!!!

 

 

The track-listing is

Disgust Me

Bizarre Love Triangle

Fucking Hostile

Crawling

Only Happy When it Rains featuring World-Class Vocalist Lzzy Hale

Don’t Speak

 

While the whole EP is perfect in every way, there is a sweet spot on this the four songs of “Fucking Hostile”, “Crawling” “Only Happy When it Rains” with Lzzy Hale as a guest vocalist !!!!!!!!!!! and “Don’t Speak”

 

Fucking Hostile is the all-time classic from Groove Metal pioneers and  Nü-METAL GODFATHERS, Pantera. As a  Nü-METAL fanatic insane metal maniac, Pantera really pulled a way from the generic thrash scrap metal pack, by making METAL even heavier, and more power soaked than even 99.9 of most DEATH METAL, of it day and of all-time. But what I love about this version, with the added melody, on the vocal lines, this version will have you grabbing for your copies of Pantera “POWER METAL” in no time!!!

You have to get Pantera “POWER METAL” on cassette, or vinyl since Metal Magic Records only pressed it on CD in a limited run of 2,000 COPIES, and myself I have 3 of them, and 2 copies of a December 1988 simulcast recording where half of the song listing is from Power Metal and half of the song listing is from the then upcoming Cowboys From Hell!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Crawling is up next and of course every Alternative Rock and Alternative Metal fan knows it is the Linkin Park all-time classic from one of the most original bands of all-time. I really loved all the artistry of Linkin Park, and this was a real treat for all the Linkin Park/New Years Day true fans. And really felt this song did the original justice, while making it there own.

 

Only Happy When It Rains is a cover version from the legendary Garbage featuring World-Class Vocalist Shirley Manson, and this version features a guest vocal spot from one of the grestest hard rocker/ heavy metal vocalist of all-time in Lzzy Hale, and while the original is awesome and powerful, this version also is bad ass and kick ass in its own right !!!!!

 

Don’t Speak is from the highly influential, Gwen Stefani who is a true inspiration on a few artist featured in these pages, No Dobut is a band always in heavy metal play list rotation alongside artist such as Berlin with Terri Nunn, as well as artist such as the usual Metal Blade, Combat, Megaforce, Shrapnel Records top-tier artist. Think the October 31st 1982 to October 31st 1986-era!!!!

 

Metallica later in the year will be unleashing the 1987 “The $5.98 EP” on Blackend Records, so between heavy rotations of that releases, will be heavy rotation of New Years Day “Diary of A Creep” and the FUCKING ESSENTIAL volumes 1-3 of  Halestorm ReAniMate

 

 

 

 

Below is a article from Alternative Press, and is here for posterity !!!!

New Years Day are kicking off the new year with a new EP, Diary Of A Creep, chock-full of awesome rock covers. It features a fresh original track, “Disgust Me,” alongside a collection of cover tunes from Linkin ParkGarbageNo DoubtPantera and New Order.

We caught up with front-woman Ash Costello to talk about each track on Diary Of A Creep and how each band—and song—helped shape her into the artist she is today.


It was incredibly difficult to narrow this down to five songs we wanted to cover the most. It was very important to me to not only pay tribute to the artists who shaped who I am today, but to share it with all of you.

It’s easy to dismiss where an artist has come from if you have no clue who they worshipped when they were just kids in school, dreaming of being a real musician someday. These are just a few of the songs that helped and shaped me along the way. I am grateful to you for listening, and I hope you enjoy the covers as much as I do.

Pantera, “Fucking Hostile”
When I was in high school, there were different groups of kids. The goth kids. The ska kids. The punk kids. The metal kids. I had ins with all of them. The metal gang was all about the music. Every lunchtime, it was only about listening to each other’s favorite metal songs together at our table in the school quad. The bands we played ranged from Iron Maiden and Megadeth to Slayer and Cradle Of Filth. But one band really did it for me. Fucking Pantera. The guitar riffs. The guitar tone. The songs’ subject matter. The way they looked. Something about it just felt like mine. And above all the other songs, after all this time, “Fucking Hostile” still makes every single one of my “before I hit the stage” playlists. It has shaped a lot of my musical songwriting preferences, and it’s what I base a lot of New Years Day’s music on.

RIP Dimebag.

Linkin Park, “Crawling”
It’s the perfect song. There, I said it. In nine out of 10 songwriting sessions, I use this song as an example. The lyrics say so much. They describe every way I feel by saying very, very little. It taught me that I can speak novels about what’s going on inside my head, and my heart, without saying anything at all.

It was hard to narrow down the five songs I wanted to cover because through the years, the ebb and flow of my musical taste changed and twisted so much. But I wanted to do this for Chester. I am still in shock over what he may have been going through internally. I relate to it more than I’d like to say, and I really felt strongly about singing the words he sang.

Garbage, “Only Happy When It Rains”
To be honest, I was not a fan of many female singers growing up. I never liked the pop stars. I appreciated their talent and their work. But the female had to have some very specific requirements for me to fangirl over them, I realized once I became a frontwoman myself. I liked women who weren’t afraid. They pushed the limits. They made you think. They were feminine, but ass-kicking. They were dark, but not too dark. Shirley Manson is perfect. The music represented me. Queer, No. 1 crush, just flawless, but “Only Happy When It Rains” was my motherfucking anthem. I wouldn’t be the artist I am today had I not studied Garbage albums in middle school.

No Doubt, “Don’t Speak”
No Doubt are it for me. No Doubt were my first love. The first time I was a fan of anything or anybody. Gwen was my ultimate hero. I dressed like her in middle school. I wore the creepers with the Dickies. I had the bangs, the red lipstick and the crop tops. I studied her mannerisms and stage moves. The way she was vulnerable onstage, but let you know she was the queen bitch in charge. I would pretend to be the rock star in a band while lip-syncing to all of Tragic Kingdom. She grew up around the corner from me. Her mom and my mom would run into each other at the supermarket, and we attended the same junior high and high school. Her sweetness and her ability to take charge. How she was just a normal and simple girl yet extraordinary. I had a No Doubt cover band in high school, and we played parties and coffee shops. I was the ultimate fangirl. I saw No Doubt play in 1995, and I knew I wanted to be just like Gwen. “Just A Girl” was my first pick, but it seemed too obvious. “Don’t Speak” can still make me cry, so it was a no-brainer.

New Order, “Bizarre Love Triangle”
My mom was a single, working mother, so my grandma, a practicing Wiccan, and her two sons, who were total Robert Smith-looking ’80s goths, would babysit me. They would dress me in black, put black lipstick on me and we’d have dance parties in the living room to their favorite new wave songs. This one was always my absolute favorite. You can’t not dance to it. And since NYD have already covered a Depeche Mode song, New Order seems like the next obvious move.

Listen to “Disgust Me” below:

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And stream Diary Of A Creep below:

https://open.spotify.com/embed/album/6Oc92Kdw5VSV1UXiNEvcHj

Watch more: Go behind the scenes of Ash Costello’s AP cover photo shoot

 

 

Below is from a February 21st, 2018 KICK ASS METAL TOUR NEWS FEATURE

Atlantic recording group HALESTORM have announced details of a milestone North American tour showcasing all female-fronted hard rock outfits. The dates — co-headlined by Roadrunner recording group IN THIS MOMENT — begins April 30 in Houston, Texas and then travels through mid-May. Support throughout the trek comes from special guests NEW YEARS DAYand STITCHED UP HEART.

The tour will include stops at a number of upcoming festivals and state fairs, including Jacksonville, Florida’s Welcome To Rockville (April 27); Fort Lauderdale, Florida’s Fort Rock(April 28); and Charlotte, North Carolina’s Carolina Rebellion (May 5).

“We’ve been wanting to put together a tour like this for a long time,” says HALESTORM‘s Lzzy Hale. “We are a few of the hardest-working women in rock, so the fact that we are all on the same stage every night is something not to be missed! We support and love each other, and we are representing our genre. This lineup is a beautiful display of what it means to be a strong female example for rock fans everywhere.”

IN THIS MOMENT‘s frontwoman Maria Brink echoed the sentiment, saying: “I am very excited about being a part of such an empowering, divine, female-fronted tour. It is very rare in rock music to have a movement like this and the timing couldn’t be more perfect. Lzzy and I are already discussing the possibility of more tours like this in the future. Let the Amazons rise!”

NEW YEARS DAY frontwoman Ash Costello adds: “I am beyond thrilled to be sharing the stage with such strong women. Having toured with both HALESTORM and IN THIS MOMENTalready, they are such powerful forces, it’s just incredible to be a part of every night. I’m very excited for an all female fronted tour, because in all my years of touring, this is the very first time I’ll have been a part of one. I can’t wait to walk on stage and feel the support of a crowd that is there to witness women of rock slay for an entire evening. What an evening it will be! You won’t want to miss this tour, I can promise you that.”

“This is our dream lineup,” says STITCHED UP HEART frontwoman Mixi. “Every single band on this bill is a huge inspiration to us and unbelievably talented. We are beyond excited for this run!”

A special BLABBERMOUTH.NET presale will begin on Wednesday, February 21 at 10:00 a.m. EST and end on Thursday, February 22 at 10 p.m. local time. When prompted, type in the presale code “FREAKS” to access tickets before the general public.

General admission tickets will be available for purchase starting Friday, February 23 at 10 a.m. local time.

Tour dates:

Apr. 27 – Jacksonville, FL – Rockville 2018*

Apr. 28 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Fort Rock*

Apr. 30 – Houston, TX – The Lawn at White Oak Music Hall (buy tickets)

May 01 – Corpus Christi, TX – Concrete Street Amphitheatre (buy tickets)

May 03 – Nashville, TN – Municipal Auditorium (buy tickets)

May 04 – Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion @ Riverbend Music Center (buy tickets)

May 05 – Charlotte, NC – Carolina Rebellion*

May 07 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE (buy tickets)

May 08 – Indianapolis, IN – FBI Lawn @ White River State Park (buy tickets)

May 10 – Reading, PA – Santander Arena (buy tickets)

May 11- Boston, MA – Tsongas Center @ UMass Lowell (buy tickets)

May 12 – Asbury Park, NJ – Summer Stage (buy tickets)

May 14 – Huntington, WV – Big Sandy Superstore Arena (buy tickets)

May 15 – Grand Rapids, MI – Deltaplex (buy tickets)

* Festival appearance

Additional dates to be announced.

 

 

 

 

KILLER CONTACTS

 

Halestrom

https://www.facebook.com/halestormrocks/

 

In This Moment

https://www.facebook.com/officialinthismoment/

 

 

New Years Day

https://www.facebook.com/nydrock/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stitched-Up Heart

https://www.facebook.com/StitchedUpHeartRock/

 

 

Ash Costello BIO

https://www.facebook.com/ashcostelloofficial/

Ah. Well… I attended Julliard… I’m a graduate of the Harvard business school. I travel quite extensively. I lived through the Black Plague and had a pretty good time during that. I’ve seen the EXORCIST ABOUT A HUNDRED AND SIXTY-SEVEN TIMES, AND IT KEEPS GETTING FUNNIER EVERY SINGLE TIME I SEE IT… NOT TO MENTION THE FACT THAT YOU’RE TALKING TO A DEAD GIRL… NOW WHAT DO YOU THINK?!?

This is the lifestyle I love.
Come here to get your daily gore and couture.

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New Years Day:

Imagine if Dexter Morgan with side kick Eric Northman, hosted a late late late night talk show in a haunted mansion deep within the enchanted cemetery, then NEW YEARS DAY would most assuredly be their house band with warm blood-spattered bottles of True Blood offered in the “red room” for the visiting “undead”.

If Gerard Way and Haley Williams had a demon baby girl, who sang youthful hook-laden dark-rock with tongue-in-cheek macabre lyrics, dark molten ghoulishness and topped mischievousness.

Join us!
http://www.facebook.com/nydrock
http://www.twitter.com/nydrock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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DAVEY SUICIDE ON A SAVAGE SUNDAY FEBRUARY 18TH, 2018 — @ STARTING TIME

JAMES DECKER

DRUMS

CENTER STAGE UP-STAGE

NIKO GEMINI

GUITARS

STAGE RIGHT

DEREK OBSCURA

BASS

STAGE LEFT

DAVEY SUICIDE

VOCALIST

CENTER STAGE

DAVEY SUICIDE

ROCK STARS AND METAL GODS AND INDUSTRIAL METAL LEGENDS

(UnHollyWood, Killafornia)

On a Savage Sunday Concert Review

THE GREATEST SHOW ON PLANET METAL

FEBRUARY 18TH 2018

Token Lounge

28949 Joy Road

Westland, Michigan/United States of America

48185

It is a blurrrrrr…..3rd or 4th time seeing the UnHollyWood, Killafronia INDUSTRIAL METAL GODS AND LEGENDS….Saw them last year in 2017, and a few times in circa 2015, will have to flip through the chapters of KICK ASS METAL, to see, but as one of the premier and greatest live band of this era, and of all-time in all things KICK ASS METAL and INDUSTRIAL METAL…..!!!

No matter how many times i say it, this is a GOTHIC-age/ Avant-Garde Metal-age/ Death Metal-age publicaton, since this publication on March 1st 2013 and 1993 before that when i worked else where. Davey Suicide has been featured here a few times in KICK ASS METAL, and  if your astute and quick on your feet GOTHIC and INDUSTRIAL METAL GO Hand-IN-Hand, you will realized that no matter what gothic or industrial metal publication you read. 2nd time seeing this line-up back to back, and if you have the self-awareness. KICK ASS METAL is very much similar to Vampire Freaks WebZine, except we avoid the emotional crossover acts and artist, because that is there spectrum of Alternative Press, which I never read, because i have my own established influences.

No set list, but all of the classics were played KIDS OF AMERICA * RISE ABOVE * NO ANGEL * TOO MANY FREAKS * GENERATION FUCK STAR….of course more songs were played but will not mention them because without a set list….so .

Anyhow as a true real Marilyn Manson and The Kovenant fan, since day 1 for each artist. I love Davey Suicide more than Marylin Manson, and between the Kovenant and Davey Suicide, it is pretty close….anyhow when talking about the top 10 INDUSTRIAL METAL artist of all-time. I easily rate Davey Suicide in the top 10 of all-time, of course were THE BIGGEST Hanzel Und Gretyl fans of all-time, and quite honestly lose alot of readers because of that….well bye, bye and good riddance, same goes for Davey Suicide, if you think they don’t belong in these pages, not only are you sadly mistaken, and will support this band for the rest of my tenure, and my successor is a huge fan also.

Davey Suicide is more important to me more than Marilyn Manson. Even though like i said i am a Marilyn Manson true fan, since day 1…..just every legendary band has a successor, and Davey Suicide is a successor, because his artistic vision is all Davey Suicide own, one-of-a-kind style. I really do not like making top 100 rankings, but these have to happen because this readership, who know me personally, since my involvement in heavy metal since 1983 where i got the real evocation for this genre which i started as a true fan in 1978.

This was one of the best concerts i have been to in my life, and every-time I have seen them i have been in the front row, which still blows my mind even to this day….Each member has a amazing stage presence, and charisma, and authenticity, that is what separates the legends from the IMMORTALS OF METAL, while Davey Suicide are legends in the Industrialized Metal Genre, they are also IMMORTALS OF METAL, we cover the 7 main genres in heavy metal and the 7 mirror images of these styles in the rock and avant-garde styles, so 21 genres and 117,000 bands in each style and we try to bring you the top 700 artist of each style of each decade, century and all-time.

Davey Suicide is the real deal, and the one of the greatest show in the industrial metal realm. Bands are never here just for this or that, each band is a chapter of a heavy metal bible, of course the term metal has different definitions from publication to publication, for KICK ASS METAL we do not care if your ROCK/AVANT-GARDE/METAL/ CLASSICAL just you have to RULE and KICK ASS….!!!!! I have the Davey Suicide back catalog, i would never tell you to spend your tax refund or life savings on a band, unless i did myself, and I hit the merchandise tables hard the last two times they were in town….as far as a band, they are the coolest people on earth, which adds to the killer vibes of there high energy live shows. A concert should have resonance, with your inner evocation of what you love in heavy metal. And Davey Suicide is a band that takes me to another part of my psyche, the part alot of bands can not touch or tap into, but Davey Suicide is one of the greastest live bands of there genre and of all-time.  Of course my mind was blown, jaw dropped on the floor as i was floored while having chills run up and down my spine, while i decompress, let loose of the negative and recharge the positive. I can only say that about the top-tier upper-echelon bands of each genre, and of all-time. And Davey Suicide is one of the bands. Like I said Davey Suicide is stamped and left a indelible mark on history and deeply scared these pages all the way to page 1 of underground year zero day 1…..Ranking are important here, because it determines who gets news and who gets concert reviews, I keep alot of rankings/rating close to ourselves, but I will say Davey Suicide, is one of the greatest INDUSTRIALIZED METAL artist of all-time like i said I file Davey Suicide in heavy rotation between Marilyn Manson,  Hanzel Und Gretyl, and The Kovenant, and the other logical top 25 artist in your top 25 and my top 25.

TOO MANY FREAKS AND NOT ENOUGH CIRCUSES, FREAKS DO IT BETTER DIDN’T YOU KNOW, AND DAVEY SUICIDE IS ONE THE GREATEST SHOW ON PLANET METAL. 

FUCKING ESSENTIAL CONCERT TO SAY THE LEAST, I JUST HOPE OVER MY TENURE HERE, I CAN DO THIS BAND justice and articulate how much they mean to me, and why they should be in every serious KICK ASS METAL record collection world-wide.

 

The #BorntoRaiseHellTour is here! 
Get Tickets on www.daveysuicide.com

02.21 – St. Louis MO – Firebird
02.22 – Iowa City IA – Gabe’s
02.23 – Merriam KS – Aftershock
02.24 – Tulsa OK – The Vanguard
02.25 – Houston TX – Scout Bar
02.27 – Corpus Christi TX – Boozerz Rock Bar
02.28 – New Orleans LA – Southport Music Hall
03.01 – West Palm Beach FL – Respectables
03.02 – Winter Park FL – The Haven
03.03 – Ocala FL – O’Malley’s
03.04 – Atlanta GA – Purgatory @ Masquerade
03.05 – Charleston SC – The Purple Buffalo
03.06 – Huntsville AL – Sidetracks Music Hall
03.07 – Clarksville TN – The Warehouse
03.08 – Fayetteville NC – The Drunk Horse
03.09 – Halethorpe MD – Fish Head Cantina
03.10 – Philadelphia PA – Voltage Lounge
03.11 – Clifton NJ – Dingbatz
03.12 – Elmhurst NY – Blackthorne 51

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The name, “Suicide” is a constant reminder that unless we kill ourselves, there’s no ceiling for what we are capable of.“

Hailing from Unholywood Killafornia, Davey Suicide is cultivating the underground by fusing arena rock, gutter grit, sleaze, killer tunes and theatrics into their own “nu” brand of industrial rock. The band, which features Davey Suicide along with Drayven Davidson, Needlz, Niko Gemini, and Derek Obscura, distills rock, industrial and punk into anthems that are as corrosive as they are catchy. “Rock fans haven’t gone anywhere,“ Suicide exclaims, “they just need a reason to fall in love again.”

Formed in 2010, Suicide played a few shows in Hollywood, California before garnering the attention of a couple labels and the former manager of Linkin Park. Armed with the recordings that later became the Davey Suicide LP, by early 2012, Suicide signed a record deal with Standby Records. By the summer of 2012, Suicide started extensively touring. From 2012-2015, the band went on 16 tours, over 330 shows (with the likes of Static-X, Combichrist, Wednesday 13, Twiztid, Ill Nino, Orgy, New Years Day, William Control) and put out 3 releases including the Put Our Trust in Suicide EP (Nov 2012), the self titled Davey Suicide LP (March 2013) and the World Wide Suicide LP (September 2014).

Along the way, Suicide gained notable press with songs “Generation Fuck Star” and “Kids of America” by Kerrang Magazine as one of the Top 50 Rockstars in the World, Alternative Press’ 100 Bands You Need to Know, Revolver Magazine’s Ones to Watch, and numerous features in Big Cheese, Outburn, Substream, Scuzz TV & Blank TV.

Rumors of heavy friction between Suicide and the record label started surfacing after the intentional botched release by the label of World Wide Suicide in September 2014. In the spring of 2015, Suicide and the record label locked horns in a litigation over rights of Suicide’s albums and numerous contractual breaches. After a year and a half of litigating with little movement on the case, Suicide decided to release a tell-all video depicting the details of what the band had gone through with the label in August of 2016. The tell-all video immediately went viral and spun the music community into a media circus. It amassed over 1.3 million views, and reached over 3 million people in a matter of days. Shortly after the video went viral, an emergency hearing was called by the label and took place in Ohio. The lawsuit got settled the day of the hearing in exchange for the viral post being removed from Facebook. In addition, a settlement, freedom and music rights were granted to Suicide.

in late August of 2016, Suicide released the empowering single, “Rise Above” which got added to Kerrang TV, Scuzz TV and Kerrang Radio’s rotation. “Rise Above” symbolized freedom, a new life for the band and became the first single off their 3rd studio album entitled, “Made From Fire.”

On September 16, 2016, Davey Suicide’s catalogue was re-released on Itunes, and all digital outlets by Suicide under the name AntiSystem Records.

Made From Fire, the 3rd studio LP, was released on March 24, 2017 and charted on Billboard. The album peaked at #3 on Top Heatseakers, #6 on Top Hard Rock, #14 on Top Independent and #76 on the Top 200.
Made From Fire has guest features from Twiztid and William Control. Suicide exclaims, “all of this adversity tested us and forced us to learn how to survive. It could have ended us, but instead, we’ve created our most exciting collection of material to date.”

Critics and the public have been raving over this comeback story. “Davey Suicide’s, “Made From Fire” incorporates the anarchistic bite of vintage Marilyn Manson with the stadium feel of Bring Me The Horizon and the epic melodies courtesy of In This Moment. Blended together with barefaced sex appeal and borderline extremism and danger, Davey Suicide has erected a new kingdom of torching wrath, industrial destruction, passionate melodies, tons of charisma and a tough attitude allowing only one conclusion: If there’s one Rock band out there the world really, really needs right now, it’s Davey Suicide.“

The band finished their first few tours off this album cycle with Dope and Combichrist, Doyle (Misfits guitarist) and a headline run to the Ink in the Clink festival w/ 3 Days Grace. They are currently on their 3rd single entitled, “No Angel” and are heading out this winter to continue supporting, Made From Fire.

Touring History:

2017
-Road to the Ink in the Clink
-Abominate the World Tour w/ Doyle
-Blood, Lust, Death Tour w/ Dope, Combichrist, September Mourning
2016
-AntiSystem Revolution Tour w/ Deadstar Assembly, The Funeral Portrait
-Juggalo Invasion Tour w/ Twiztid, Blaze Ya Dead Homie, Boondox
2015
-Dirty Rotten Road to Dirtfest
-Civil Unrest Tour w/ Ill Nino, Motograter, Straight Line Stitch, Darkc3ll
-The Darkness Tour w/ Twiztid, Kung Fu Vampire, Damn Dirty Apes
2014
Reckoning Tour w/ BOTDF, Whitney Peyton, Social Repose
We Love Tour w/ Combichrist, Wililam Control, Darksiderz
2013
-Bad Blood Tour w/ BOTDF, Farewell My Love, Relapse Symphony
-Revel Without a Cause Tour w/ William Control, Fearless Vampire Killers
-Bad Blood Tour UK w/ BOTDF
-Hide Your Morals Tour w/ The Bunny the Bear, The Defiled
-Wide Awake & Dead Tour w/ Orgy, Vampires Everywhere
2012
-Scene is Dead Tour w/ Jeffree Star, New Years Day, BOTDF
-Noise Revolution Tour Leg 2 w/ Static X, Winds of Plague, The Browning
-Noise Revolution Tour Leg 1 w/ Static X, Prong, 9 Electric
-Summer of Blood Tour w/ Wednesday 13

 

Issa “Run With the Pack” 2018 HARD ROCK/ HEAVY METAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR CATEGORY — NORWAY 

Norwegian singer Issa (full name: Isabell Oversveen) will release her new album, “Run With The Pack”, on April 20 via Frontiers Music Srl. The disc’s first video, “Come Back Again”, can be seen below.

“Run With the Pack” is Issa‘s fifth studio album, another quality outing of classic melodic rock/AOR with huge vocals, layers of keyboards and massive guitars. Reminiscent of bands such as HEART and SARAYA, with a 21st-Century production and great songwriting and arrangements, this time Issa goes in a heavier and more rocking direction. “Run With The Pack” also offers a special treat in the form of a duet with Deen Castronovo (REVOLUTION SAINTSTHE DEAD DAISIES, ex-JOURNEY) on the beautiful song “Sacrifice Me”.

Issa says: “I really can’t wait for everybody to hear this album; it’s been a real labour of love. This album has taken me back to my roots. The feel of the songs is just what got me into music in the first place. The album has got it all — edgy, dark and full of attitude on one hand, but also the classic larger-than-life ballads which I love so much. I’ve been very privileged to sing a duet with Deen Castronovo and there are some really great songwriters who contributed to the record! When I get asked what my favorite song is, I really don’t know… you decide!!!!”

Helped by producer, and keyboard player Alessandro Del Vecchio (HARDLINEJORN) and some killer musicians such as Simone Mularoni (DGM) on guitar, Marco Di Salvia (KEE OF HEARTS) on drums, Andrea “ToWer” Torricini (VISION DIVINE) on bass, Issa has crafted a superb album which offers soaring and instantly likeable hooklines, solid guitar riffs and a crisp sound.

Issa will perform at the Frontiers Rock Festival V alongside labelmates JORNSTRYPERQUIET RIOTJACK RUSSELL’S GREAT WHITE, MICHAEL THOMPSON BANDPERFECT PLANANIMAL DRIVE, and more on April 29-30 at Live Music Club in Milan, Italy.

“Run With the Pack” track listing:

01. Am I Losin’ You
02. Run With The Pack
03. Sacrifice Me
04. How Long
05. The Sound Of Yesterday
06. Come Back Again
07. Talk To Your Heart
08. Bittersweet
09. Closer To You
10. Irreplaceable
11. Everything To Me

Recording lineup:

Issa Oversveen – vocals 
Simone Mularoni – guitars
Alessandro Del Vecchio – keyboards
Andrea “ToWer” Torricini – bass
Marco Di Salvia – drums

 

 

 

 

Atlantic recording group HALESTORM have announced details of a milestone North American tour showcasing all female-fronted hard rock outfits. The dates — co-headlined by Roadrunner recording group IN THIS MOMENT — begins April 30 in Houston, Texas and then travels through mid-May. Support throughout the trek comes from special guests NEW YEARS DAYand STITCHED UP HEART.

The tour will include stops at a number of upcoming festivals and state fairs, including Jacksonville, Florida’s Welcome To Rockville (April 27); Fort Lauderdale, Florida’s Fort Rock(April 28); and Charlotte, North Carolina’s Carolina Rebellion (May 5).

“We’ve been wanting to put together a tour like this for a long time,” says HALESTORM‘s Lzzy Hale. “We are a few of the hardest-working women in rock, so the fact that we are all on the same stage every night is something not to be missed! We support and love each other, and we are representing our genre. This lineup is a beautiful display of what it means to be a strong female example for rock fans everywhere.”

IN THIS MOMENT‘s frontwoman Maria Brink echoed the sentiment, saying: “I am very excited about being a part of such an empowering, divine, female-fronted tour. It is very rare in rock music to have a movement like this and the timing couldn’t be more perfect. Lzzy and I are already discussing the possibility of more tours like this in the future. Let the Amazons rise!”

NEW YEARS DAY frontwoman Ash Costello adds: “I am beyond thrilled to be sharing the stage with such strong women. Having toured with both HALESTORM and IN THIS MOMENTalready, they are such powerful forces, it’s just incredible to be a part of every night. I’m very excited for an all female fronted tour, because in all my years of touring, this is the very first time I’ll have been a part of one. I can’t wait to walk on stage and feel the support of a crowd that is there to witness women of rock slay for an entire evening. What an evening it will be! You won’t want to miss this tour, I can promise you that.”

“This is our dream lineup,” says STITCHED UP HEART frontwoman Mixi. “Every single band on this bill is a huge inspiration to us and unbelievably talented. We are beyond excited for this run!”

A special BLABBERMOUTH.NET presale will begin on Wednesday, February 21 at 10:00 a.m. EST and end on Thursday, February 22 at 10 p.m. local time. When prompted, type in the presale code “FREAKS” to access tickets before the general public.

General admission tickets will be available for purchase starting Friday, February 23 at 10 a.m. local time.

Tour dates:

Apr. 27 – Jacksonville, FL – Rockville 2018*
Apr. 28 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Fort Rock*
Apr. 30 – Houston, TX – The Lawn at White Oak Music Hall (buy tickets)
May 01 – Corpus Christi, TX – Concrete Street Amphitheatre (buy tickets)
May 03 – Nashville, TN – Municipal Auditorium (buy tickets)
May 04 – Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion @ Riverbend Music Center (buy tickets)
May 05 – Charlotte, NC – Carolina Rebellion*
May 07 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE (buy tickets)
May 08 – Indianapolis, IN – FBI Lawn @ White River State Park (buy tickets)
May 10 – Reading, PA – Santander Arena (buy tickets)
May 11- Boston, MA – Tsongas Center @ UMass Lowell (buy tickets)
May 12 – Asbury Park, NJ – Summer Stage (buy tickets)
May 14 – Huntington, WV – Big Sandy Superstore Arena (buy tickets)
May 15 – Grand Rapids, MI – Deltaplex (buy tickets)

* Festival appearance

Additional dates to be announced.

 

 

 

 

KILLER CONTACTS

 

Halestrom

https://www.facebook.com/halestormrocks/

 

In This Moment

https://www.facebook.com/officialinthismoment/

 

 

New Years Day

https://www.facebook.com/nydrock/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stitched-Up Heart

https://www.facebook.com/StitchedUpHeartRock/

 

 

 

Crazy Town

(Los Angeles, California)

On a Savage Sunday — February 18th 2018

Token Lounge

28949 Joy Road

Westland, Michigan/United States of America

48185

(734) 513-5030

 

Crazy Town hails from Los Angeles, California and on November 9th, 1999 they unleashed upon Planet Metal  one of the greatest Rap Rock/ nü-metal albums of all-time…and if I ever had to do a Rap Rcok / Nü-metal top 100 albums of all-time this band is at the top of the upper-echelon since they are pioneers,  they just took the same influences we all have and stamped there own authority and have a signature sound of there own to be included in these pages.  Since it was one of the most exhilirating concerts with a highly charismatic front man in Shifty Shellshock, and a awesome KILLER GUITAR tone from Elias “ET” Tannous, and the rest of the band was on fire, and alot head-bangers and hard rockers of attendance made the comment Crazy Town was a bucket list for them!!!!!!!!!! FUCK YEA now you lived a full fucking life !!!! ….at least see them once live in your life-time, you know what!!!! They are fucking right on that !!!! Out of the thousands of concerts i have been to since 1982 when i started my punk rock/ metallic addiction concert experiences!!! Crazy Town went all-out 110% dedication to there fans, and those who show-up i am sure will be true believers. I completed my bucket list in 2015 seen every top favorite band subjective and objective, and since I have been a fan of there albums, seeing this line-up performing with this much energy, talent and conviction, when i look back on this, in the future, as a live band in the heavier hard rock/alternative metal / Nü-metal realm, this is the one to go see, and the one, that has the best sound, and positive vibes!!!! With a foundation date of the band going back to 1995, and being part of the 1990’s metal zeitgeist, circa November 9th, 1999…..So new fans of modern rock and older Alternative Metal maniac insane fanatics, want to go see one of THE HEAVIEST bands around…go see this, at all cost, the job of a music news service, is to find you the greatest bands of all-time, live and on vinyl, on both counts Crazy Town RULES, and are 110% KICK ASS!!!!

For those who have no idea about heavy metal history and hard rock history, good fucking luck NOT SEEING THIS band all over every mainstream metal ‘zine all-over this planet, on the radio and on MTV !!!!!

Crazy Town HIGHEST FUCKING RECOMMENDATION……………Untill a heavier band in there genre can be found !!!

 

The below is from the bands official oneline presence at

http://crazytownband.net/

 

When the new millennium arrived the music industry was in the midst of a new music revolution. The free delivery via shared files online created a new “outlaw” brand, that would prove instrumental in the way music would be not just delivered but created. One of the breakout bands to not just embrace but help shift the tectonic plates of the music industry was Crazy Town. As one of the first hybridbrands, they brought a new ball into the game. Equal parts urban and suburban, Chevrolet and Bentley, they rolled onto the music scene with a slow build that erupted when a “Butterfly” entered the room. The two founding members, Seth Binzer and Bret Mazur were introduced to each other by WILL I AM of the BLACK EYED PEAS. Binzer brought in his long-time friend DJ AM and Crazytown was born.

The band was all the buzz in the industry, the talk of LA. Crazytown-mania created a classic Hollywood record label bidding war in which Columbia Records ultimately won. It was the Columbia/Sony worldwide reach which appealed the most to Crazytown and that reach had them touring the world and eventually garnered them a number 1 record in more than 15 countries, and selling more than 6 million copies of their first album, THE GIFT OF GAME. The success of their worldwide smash hit Butterfly in 2001was inescapable and reached iconic status.

In 2003, CrazyTown released the follow up to GIFT OF GAME, titled DARKHORSE. Couched by record executives to deliver a harder sound, the band did not follow their instincts in the studio. DARKHORSE was not the follow up record the band wanted to, or should have delivered. The luke warm reception by the media, and lackluster sales of the sophomore effort strained the relationship between the label and the band. Whether or not Crazytown was a vicitim of the changing playing field or of their own success, they found themselves without a record deal soon thereafter. Mazur and Binzer decided to take a little hiatus and re-energize for what would be Crazytowns third record. Binzer went on to have great success with a solo effort and Paul Oakenfold’s Starry Eyed Surprise. Mazur went back to his roots as a Writer/Producer/remixer working with the likes of The Plain White Tees, Julien K, Hollywood Undead and many more.

Months turned to years, and it wasn’t until Bret called Seth to discuss releasing an album of unreleased Crazytown songs that the spark was re-ignited. They decided to get back into the studio and add one, or two brand new songs to the mix. In Mazur’s words “I just felt like we had all these songs that our fans would love to hear! Why let them die in my hard drive.” One or two new songs turned into a complete reformation of a new Crazytown. “We are taking it back to our roots, for the love of what we do”, stated Binzer.

If you were lucky enough to catch the sneak preview of their new track “Lemon Face” you know they mean business. A full record release is in the works for 2014. Well poised for reinvigorating their fans and banging out new ones, the band launches live with a handful of Southwest US dates, including the legendary Whiskey A Go Go in Hollywood. Then it is off to Europe in June to own their slot at uber music fests Rock In Park & Rock Am Ring in Germany, and NovaRock in Austria, before crushing it at Download in the UK. The tour is rounded out by other high profile festivals, and some headline shows.

Crazytown is back. Crazytown is wiser. Crazytown is better. Crazytown is now!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other artist on this Savage Sunday — Febuary 18th 2018 Concert

 

Pandemonium Detroit

https://www.facebook.com/pandemoniumdetroit/

 

Death of the Party

https://www.facebook.com/OfficialDOTP/

 

 

Circle The Crown

https://www.facebook.com/circlethecrown/

 

 

Davey Suicide

https://www.facebook.com/daveysuicide/

 

 

 

 

CRAZY TOWN KILLER CONTACTS

https://www.facebook.com/officialcrazytown/

http://crazytownband.net/

https://www.instagram.com/therealcrazytown/

https://www.youtube.com/user/CrazyTownVEVO

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/Arny-Egeland-10395907359/

 

A Fox’s Widow is a Country/Blue Grass band from Stavanger, Norway and haves in its ranks two World-Class Vocalist Arny Egeland is picutred  above 2nd to the left,

 

and life long true fanatics of these pages and true World-Class Music fans know that pictured center is the one and only Anja Natasha Lindløv, who without a doubt is the greatest contralto World-Class Vocalist of all-time, and as the 1st world-class vocalist to be a legend in 2 centuries there is a specific hall of fame named in her honor, it is called the Anja Natasha Lindløv Wing of the KICK ASS HEAVY METAL HALL OF FAME, during the years 1980-2003 these pages ARE PURE MOLTEN METAL, but as a music fan, i follow everything hero’s achieve in life, a hopefully, the specialized press for bands in the Country/Blue Grass Realm will give this band non-stop coverage on the strength of having 2 of the greatest Vocalist of all-time in the same band!!!!

A Fox’s Widow has a concert with  Tuesday, March 20 at 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM UTC+01 in Norway with the Randi Tytingvåg Trio

 

The Helge Lyster production event can be found here at on facebook official, below it is highlighted in Orange !!!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1565824540142019/

A Fox’s Widow Killer Contacts

Arnyzegeland@gmail.com
Arny Egeland on facebook
https://www.facebook.com/Arny-Egeland-10395907359/

 

 

And do not forget to check out the Helldorodo band they RULE !!!!!!!!!

https://www.facebook.com/HelldoradoOfficial/