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VAN HALEN Confirmed For Wisconsin's ROCK USA Festival

VAN HALEN will headline the final night of the Rock USA festival, set to take place July 17-20 at Ford Festival Park in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Wednesday, July 17 AVENGED SEVENFOLD BUCKCHERRY SALIVA + two more acts to be announced Thursday, July 18 BRET MICHAELS QUEENSRŸCHE GREAT WHITE ...

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FILTER Signs With WIND-UP RECORDS

Wind-Up Records has announced the signing of rock act FILTER. The band is currently readying a new album in Los Angeles at Blue Room studios with producer Bob Marlette (BLACK SABBATH, ATREYU, SALIVA). This will be the group's sixth studio LP, and follows the 2010 offering "The Trouble With Angels". The CD is being written ...

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SALIVA Signs With RUM BUM RECORDS

Rum Bum Records has announced the signing of SALIVA. The band — Bobby Amaru (vocals), Dave Novotny (bass), Paul Crosby (drums) and Wayne Swinny (guitar) — will enter the studio in January 2013 to begin recording its new album for a late spring release. "The addition of SALIVA further expands our reputation of cultivating artists ...

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KORPIKLAANI: 'Manala' First-Week Sales Revealed

"Manala", the eighth studio album from Finnish folk metallers KORPIKLAANI, sold around 600 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 51 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never ...

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KORPIKLAANI's New Album Lands On German Chart

"Manala", the eighth studio album from Finnish folk metallers KORPIKLAANI, has entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 47, making it the best chart entry in the band's history. Commented KORPIKLAANI accordionist Juho Kauppinen: "This is a great achievement for all of us. We are sincerely grateful to everyone who has bought the ...

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KORPIKLAANI Bassist Interviewed On 'Rich Davenport's Rock Show' (Audio)

Bassist Jarkko Aaltonen of Finnish folk metallers KORPIKLAANI was interviewed on the latest edition of "Rich Davenport's Rock Show". The program can be streamed using the Mixcloud player below. (Note: The Aaltonen interview begins around the 21-minute mark.) KORPIKLAANI's eighth studio album, "Manala", was released on August 3 via Nuclear Blast Records. The cover artwork ...

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KORPIKLAANI: 'Manala' Track-By-Track Breakdown Part 2 (Video)

The second part of a track-by-track breakdown of "Manala", the eighth studio album from Finnish traditional folk metal pioneers KORPIKLAANI, can be seen below. The CD was released on August 3 via Nuclear Blast Records. The cover artwork was created by Finnish artist Jan Yrlund. Commented KORPIKLAANI vocalist Jonne Järvelä: "On the album cover, our ...

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ALLELE Signs With HYPE MUSIC

Jacksonville, Florida hard rock quintet ALLELE has inked a deal with MTV's Hype Music label. The band recently spent time with Scott Bush of Timeline Studios in Cape Coral, Florida recording five new songs. A press release states: "In today's repetitious rock world, it's refreshing when an artist comes along with a truly engaging and ...

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KORPIKLAANI: 'Manala' Track-By-Track Breakdown Part 1 (Video)

The first part of a track-by-track breakdown of "Manala", the eighth studio album from Finnish traditional folk metal pioneers KORPIKLAANI, can be seen below. The CD will be released on August 3 via Nuclear Blast Records. The cover artwork was created by Finnish artist Jan Yrlund. Commented KORPIKLAANI vocalist Jonne Järvelä: "On the album cover, ...

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KORPIKLAANI: 'Rauta' Video Released

"Rauta" (English-language title: "The Steel"), the brand new Markku Kirves-directed video from Finnish traditional folk metal pioneers KORPIKLAANI, can be seen below. The track comes off the band's eighth studio album, "Manala", which will be released on August 3 via Nuclear Blast Records. The cover artwork was created by Finnish artist Jan Yrlund and can ...

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TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION: 'Turn It Up' Video Released

"Turn It Up", the new video from red-dirt metal rockers TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION, can be seen below. The song comes off the band's long-awaited new album, "Peacemaker", which will be released on August 14 via Carved Records. This is the third studio CD for TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION, which features the recording lineup of Big Dad ...

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KORPIKLAANI: Official 'Kunnia' Lyric Video Available

The official lyric video for "Kunnia" (English-language title: "Honor"), a brand new song from Finnish traditional folk metal pioneers KORPIKLAANI, can be seen below. The track comes off the band's eighth studio album, "Manala", which will be released on August 3 via Nuclear Blast Records. The cover artwork was created by Finnish artist Jan Yrlund ...

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KORPIKLAANI: New Album Cover Artwork, Track Listing Revealed

Finnish traditional folk metal pioneers KORPIKLAANI will release their eighth studio album, "Manala", on August 3 via Nuclear Blast Records. The cover artwork was created by Finnish artist Jan Yrlund and can be seen below. Commented KORPIKLAANI vocalist Jonne Järvelä: "On the album cover, our band mascot Vaari represents Väinämöinen, who is one of the ...

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TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION To Unleash 'Peacemaker' This Summer

Red-dirt metal rockers TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION will release their long-awaited new album, "Peacemaker", this summer via Carved Records. This is the third studio CD for TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION, which features the recording lineup of Big Dad Ritch (vocals), Randy Cooper (guitar), John Exall (bass), Wes Wallace (guitar) and Timmy Braun (drums). Recorded in Los Angeles, ...

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FILTER Frontman Interviewed On Albany's Q103 (Video)

FILTER mainman Richard Patrick recently stopped by the studios of the Albany, New York radio station Q103 for an interview. You can now watch video footage of his appearance below. FILTER will enter the studio on April 1 with producer Bob Marlette (BLACK SABBATH, ATREYU, SALIVA) to begin recording the band's new album, "Gurney And ...

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FILTER To Enter Studio In April

FILTER mainman Richard Patrick was the featured guest on a recent edition of the "All Knowing Force" web-based interview show. The chat is now available for streaming using the audio player below. During the interview, Patrick revealed that FILTER will be returning to the studio on April 1 with producer Bob Marlette (BLACK SABBATH, ATREYU, ...

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SALIVA Announces New Singer

According to The Pulse Of Radio, SALIVA quietly parted ways with singer Josey Scott late last year, with guitarist Wayne Swinny telling Lubbock, Texas radio stations KFMX that Scott left the group after a decade and a half to pursue a career as a solo Christian artist. Although SALIVA's continued existence seemed to be in ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH: 'Don't Cheat On The One You Love'

Maximum Metal recently conducted an interview with former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. Maximum Metal: "Kicking & Screaming" is a much-anticipated release and you worked with Bob Marlette as a producer, who has been famous for producing hit records for SALIVA, SHINEDOWN, SEETHER and ...

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FILTER To Guest On 'Rockline'

U.S. alternative rockers FILTER will guest on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" with host Bob Coburn on Monday, March 7 at 8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET. Fans are encouraged to speak with FILTER by calling 1-800-344-ROCK (7625). For more information, visit RocklineRadio.com. FILTER's fifth studio album, "The Trouble With Angels", ...

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ROCKLAHOMA 2011 Details To Be Revealed Next Week

The lineup for this year's edition of the Rocklahoma festival wil be announced on Friday, February 11 at 8:00 a.m. CT. Last year's Rocklahoma featured performances by GODSMACK, TESLA, BUCKCHERRY, CINDERELLA, CHEVELLE, THEORY OF A DEADMAN, SALIVA, SAVING ABEL and more. Established in 2007 as a classic rock destination festival with the motto "life, liberty ...

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BLACK STONE CHERRY Completes Work On New Album

Kentucky rockers BLACK STONE CHERRY have completed work on their third album for a 2011 release via Roadrunner Records. The band comments, "Y'all are gonna LOVE it! It's very exciting, raw, and very BLACK STONE CHERRY!" BLACK STONE CHERRY recently teamed up with the Kentucky-based bourbon company Evan Williams for a special "Best Kept Secret" ...

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BLACK STONE CHERRY: Video Footage From The Studio

Kentucky rockers BLACK STONE CHERRY have entered the studio to begin work on their third album for a 2011 release via Roadrunner Records. The first two in a series of video clips featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the new CD can be viewed below. BLACK STONE CHERRY recently teamed up with the Kentucky-based ...

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'The Ultimate Metallica' Australian Exhibition; Photos Available

METALLICA photos taken between 1985 and 2010 by legendary rock photographer Ross Halfin are being displayed at Halfin's first-ever Australian exhibition until November 20 at Blender Gallery in the heart of Paddington, a mecca for art and culture in Sydney's eastern suburbs. Halfin also signed copies of his newly released book, "The Ultimate Metallica" (Chronicle ...

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FILTER Mainman Interviewed On Iowa's LAZER 103.3 (Video)

On November 9, Andy Hall of the Des Moines, Iowa radio station Lazer 103.3 conducted an interview with FILTER mainman Richard Patrick. You can now watch the below. FILTER's fifth studio album, "The Trouble With Angels", sold around 6,300 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. ...

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EKOTREN To Release Sophomore Album In January

Florida melodic metal group EKOTREN will release its sophomore album, "The Dead Of Night", on January 25, 2011 via the Chicago-based record label Burnhill Union Records. The CD was once again recorded with producer Paul Trust, who has previously worked with ENDO, DIECAST andATOM SMASH. A track from the new album, "Mask Of Lies", is ...

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FILTER Mainman Interviewed By HIDDEN AGENDA (Video)

Photojournalist Stephanie Roose of the Hidden Agenda conducted an interview with FILTER frontman Richard Patrick prior to the band's November 4, 2010 concert at the Machine Shop in Flint, Michigan. You can now watch the chat in two parts below. FILTER's fifth studio album, "The Trouble With Angels", sold around 6,300 copies in the United ...

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