X-Japan, one of Japan’s biggest rock artists, is releasing Jade tomorrow, a digital single from the bands upcoming English debut album. Described as a mix between Queen and Muse, the song has mostly English lyrics and is actually pretty awesome! I’m fast becoming a big fan of X-Japan and I’m really excited to hear the new album.
Bloody-Disgusting has scored three promo copies of the WhoCares? single, which features some of the biggest names in hard rock and metal history and we want to give it to one of you luck readers! Check it out: Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath, Ian Gillian of Deep Purple, Jason Newsted of Metallica, Nicko McBrain of Iron Maiden, Linde Lindstrom of HIM, and Jon Lord of Deep Purple. BAM! Talk about magic in the making, right? Well, all these musicians got together for a really good cause, so check out all the info, including how to enter, after the jump.
Hard rock band Black Tide are gearing up for the August 23rd release of Post Mortem, their sophomore album. In anticipation, they have released a video for Walking Dead Man on Ultimate-Guitar.com. The video was directed by P.R. Brown (My Chemical Romance, Avenged Sevenfold, Prince). You can check it out after the jump.
Though still untitled, the new Evanescence album has a release date of October 4th. Also, guitarist Troy McLawhorn, who left the band to join Seether but then left them citing “a very personal invasion of trust”, is back in Evanescence. What do you think people? You ready for a new album?
Like ‘em or not, Black Veil Brides are getting bigger and bigger. Personally, I’m not a fan but I can see how they fit into the Hot Topic scene (which is f*cking enormous). Honestly, they’re not too shabby when it comes to hard rock. Nothing to write home about but nothing that makes me want to shoot a baby panda in the face. However, what is the need for their look? Is all that make-up and leather really necessary? It’s like Marilyn Manson and Rob Halford popped out some children and BVB was born.
Okay, admission time: I loved ‘Fallen‘. It wasn’t a musical masterpiece by any stretch of the imagination, but it was a fun bubblegum pop hard rock album that wasn’t pretentious and had a lot of catchy songs. Now, ‘The Open Door‘ on the other hand was pretty awful. Nothing on that album stood out to me and I quickly shelved it. So, I’m kinda on the fence after reading that Amy Lee and the Evanescence crew are supposedly entering the studio to record their third album with producer Nick Rasculinecz (Foo Fighters, Deftones, Alice In Chains)