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Slipknot UNVEIL OCTOBER 21 RELEASE DATE FOR LONG AWAITED NEW ALBUM “.5: THE GRAY CHAPTER”

Slipknot UNVEIL OCTOBER 21 RELEASE DATE FOR LONG AWAITED NEW ALBUM “.5: THE GRAY CHAPTER”

 

Global rock juggernauts Slipknot have announced the next phase of their uncompromising history -– the release of “.5: The Gray Chapter” – the fifth studio album from the GRAMMY®-winning group – arrives on October 21ST , while their North American “Prepare For Hell” tour is set to kick off immediately following the band’s previously announced Knotfest (October 24-26th).

“.5: The Gray…

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BUTCHER BABIES announce details for upcoming ‘Uncovered’ EP

BUTCHER BABIES announce details for upcoming ‘Uncovered’ EP

  Butcher Babies EP Uncovered Taking a page from heroes METALLICA and GUNS N’ ROSES, Los Angeles breakthrough metal act, BUTCHER BABIES, have recorded an EP of cover tunes that will surely please fans of the band, as well as fans of the artists that performed them originally. Titled Uncovered, this EP will be released on September 30 in North America (October 6 in Europe) and features the following five tracks:Uncoveredtra…

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DOPE RELEASES NEW MUSIC VIDEO

DOPE RELEASES NEW MUSIC VIDEO

For the first time in five years, Chicago industrial metal outfit DOPE is releasing a brand new music video for their newest track “Selfish” exclusively through LOUDWIRE.COM today. Fans were chomping at the bit when the band teased new music last year and again last week here and here, so DOPEfanatics will be pleased to consume a full featured video of an entire new song.  For the first…

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AMON AMARTH confirmed for KNOTFEST Japan in November

AMON AMARTH confirmed for KNOTFEST Japan in November

AMON AMARTH confirmed for KNOTFEST Japan in November!

Sweden’s Amon Amarth will be sailing to Tokyo, Japan for KNOTFEST 2014! The festival takes place on November 15th and November 16th, with Slipknot headlining both days. Amon Amarth will be performing on the 16th along with Korn, Trivium, In Flames, Five Finger Death Punch, and more. Tickets, the complete line up, and more…

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CONCERT COVERAGE : KISS 40TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR HITS FIRST NIAGARA PAVILION

CONCERT COVERAGE : KISS 40TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR HITS FIRST NIAGARA PAVILION

PHOTOS & REVIEW BY : JASON HANN

ALL PHOTOS © PA MUSIC NEWS

On the year that marks the 40th anniversary of one of the biggest names in rock and roll, a band set out on a tour that would prove to the world exactly why they are the most legendary names in music history. That band is Kiss. Kiss is currently on tour with Def Leppard through the end of August, then hit their residency performances at…

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Review By : Alan Welding

Photos By: Rich Frollini

All Photos © Coda Photography & PA Music News

Doyle,  AKA Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein, from the notorious punk lords The Misfits, has finally truly come into his own.  First, with his release of Abominator he has put together the right chemistry mix of punk and metal and musicians to pull it off for a killer record that truly stands out among the Misfit related releases.  Now he has finally been able to bring those songs to the masses live with some of those talents and is presenting it old school…loud, raw, and fast.

Doyle

Wednesday night at Pittsburgh’s Altar Bar, Doyle and his crew of vocalist Alex Story of Cancerslug, Tiny on drums filling in for Dr. Chud (who bailed on the tour last minute), and Gorgeous Frankenstein alum Left Hand Graham.  If one were looking for note for note perfection and the sound quality of Pink Floyd, well that one would be in the wrong place.  This was the feel and fury of old school horror punk full throttle and in your face, and it was damn fun.  Doyle was absolutely on fire and furious with his attack of the guitar.  It’s amazing that his strings stand up for any one song all the way through (on a side note- you can purchase an autographed pack of those used strings at the show for cheap!) and he often beats his guitar rather than actually strums.  Story has more than slight resemblance to Danzig, but he certainly has a presence all his own and is definitely the ying to Doyle’s yang.  These two work great together and it will be really interesting to see where there collaborations will go from here.  Left Hand Graham obviously has great history with Doyle, but to both he and Tiny’s credit, the rhythm section worked very well together.

Not the best sound or lights we’ve ever seen… But it was a killer show to experience…

CONCERT COVERAGE: DOYLE @ ALTAR BAR Review By : Alan Welding Photos By: Rich Frollini All Photos © Coda Photography & PA Music News…

PA Music News Owner Takes The ALS Icebucket Challenge

The challenge that has been sweeping the country over the last few weeks has finally landed into the lap of PA Music News. We gladly accepted the challenge and passed it on to our good friends. This is more that just dumping buckets of cold water on your head. This challenge has been something to help promote awareness for ALS or Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. ALS is a progressive…

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CONCERT COVERAGE : THE 2014 ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK UPROAR FESTIVAL @ STAGE AE

Tuesday August 19th one of the premiere summer festivals hit Pittsburgh’s Stage AE. While our date didn’t feature everyone on the festival, it did however feature some of rock and rolls biggest names today. Pop Evil, Buckcherry, Skillet, and Godsmack.

After the Uproar battle of the band winner opened the show Pop Evil hit the stage with energy filled performance. Buckcherry was out next. They…

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