An ancient race of lycanthropes has survived to the present day, and its numbers are growing as the initiated convince L.A.’s down and out to join their pack. Paying no heed to moons, full or otherwise, they change from human to canine at will—and they’re bent on domination at any cost.
Caught in the middle are Anthony, a kind-hearted, besotted dogcatcher, and the girl he loves, a female werewolf who has abandoned her pack. Anthony has no idea that she’s more than she seems, and she wants to keep it that way. But her efforts to protect her secret lead to murderous results.
Blending dark humor and epic themes with card-playing dogs, crystal meth labs, surfing, and carne asada tacos, Sharp Teeth captures the pace and feel of a graphic novel while remaining “as ambitious as any literary novel, because underneath all that fur, it’s about identity, community, love, death, and all the things we want our books to be about” [Nick Hornby, The Believer].
Rock band Shinedown has announced several US headlining tour dates for this spring with support coming from Bush and Airbourne. The band also has tour dates with Stone Sour, Papa Roach, Three Days Grace, and P.O.D., all of which can be seen below.
The band’s last release was 2012′s Amaryllis, which Aural Pleasures co-host Bill REALLY didn’t like. Check out his review here. READ MORE
Nonpoint has released an official video for “I Said It”, which comes from their recently released self-titled album. The video was directed by Ramon Boutisveth (All That Remains, For Today, P.O.D.) and shot in Madison, WI at the Majestic Theater. You can watch the video below.
Nonpoint’s Elias Soriano comments, “It’s been a long time since I’ve had this much fun on a video shoot – especially since we had a chance to shoot it in one of our favorite towns to play Madison, Wisconsin. Put your mouthguards in and protect your neck folks. This one’s a swinging fist to the grill.”
The band will also be hitting the road with Candlelight Red and Digital Summer. All tour dates can be seen below. READ MORE
Sin City will be taken over for two nights of hard rock at the Rock Vegas music festival brought to you by Rockstar Energy Drink. The two-day festival will feature such acts as Rob Zombie, Shinedown, Marilyn Manson, Godsmack, and more. Check below for a video teaser as well as the full line-up.
Zombie states, “I am packing up the trucks with everything I need to destroy Sin City’s loudest music festival. I know Las Vegas has seen it all, but you ain’t seen nothing like this.”
The festival is Sept. 28th and 29th at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, NV. Tickets go on sale tomorrow at 10am PST. READ MORE
Review by Chris Lockett: It’s been four years since Christian Nu-Metal band P.O.D. released their last album, and now, having dealt with an uncertain future, the band is back with its original lineup, and set to release their eighth studio album Murdered Love. The band has garnered a reputation as being very hit or miss, and the general consensus on their last two studio albums is that they were lackluster to say the least. But with the odds seemingly against them, has P.O.D. been able to craft a listenable album, or should the band have just quit while they were ahead? Hit the jump to find out. READ MORE
Initial tour dates for the third annual Rockstar Energy Uproar Festival have been locked down. The tour, which will be headlined by Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind, Papa Roach, and Adelita’s Way, will begin Aug. 17th in Kansas City and culminate Sept. 30th in Albuquerque. The supporting acts are P.O.D., Deuce, Fozzy, Redlight King, Mindset Evolution, In This Moment, Thousand Foot Krutch, and Candlelight Red. Tickets will go on sale this Friday and will range from $15 to $75. You can find more about ticket information at the official website.
I went to Uproar last year and had quite a blast, so I highly recommend snagging some tickets and checking out the festival. Admittedly, the lineup last year was much more solid but seeing Godsmack and Staind would be pretty awesome. READ MORE
Now entering its third year, the Rockstar Energy Uproar Festival has released this year’s line up! The tour will be headlined by Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind, Papa Roach, and Adelita’s Way with the second and third stage seeing acts from P.O.D., Fozzy, Deuce, Redlight King, Mindset Evolution, In This Moment, Thousand Foot Krutch, and Candlelight Red. You can check out a tour announcement video below. Tour dates, venues, and ticket pricing will be announced in the next few weeks. READ MORE
Review written by Chris Lockett
This last week saw the release of new music from some extremely heavy hitters. Inside you will find reviews for Soundgarden’s first brand new release since 1996’s “Down On The Upside”, Godsmack’s cover of Joe Walsh’ “Rocky Mountain Way”, a new song from P.O.D., the debut single from former Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler’s new band (Adler), a new song from former Korn guitarist Brian “Head” Welch’s new band (Love and Death), as well as the latest release from My Darkest Days. Only one of the songs can be crowned as my pick for “Single Of The Week”, and surprisingly enough, it was a pretty easy choice this week. Want to know which band gets the crown? Hit the jump to find out! READ MORE