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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Black Sabbath: Performs New Song "Methademic" In Melbourne; Videos Available


Black Sabbath debuted a brand new song, "Methademic", on Monday, April 29, at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below:

Friday, April 26, 2013

Deep Purple: "NOW What?!" Streaming On Spotify


"NOW What?!" is now streaming on Spotify - and it rocks!

Black Sabbath: More North American Tour Dates Announced; Brisbane April 25 Footage Posted



Black Sabbath has now confirmed a full 20-city North American trek. Launching July 25 in Houston, Texas, the tour will include shows in Philadelphia, Boston, Tinley Park (Chicago), San Francisco and other major markets, along with the previously announced stops in Holmdel, New Jersey (NY-area), Los Angeles, Seattle and Toronto. 

Jul. 25 - Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Jul. 27 - Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center
Jul. 29 - Tampa, FL @ Live Nation Amphitheatre
Jul. 31 - W. Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Amphitheatre
Aug. 02 - Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
Aug. 04 - Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
Aug. 06 - Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
Aug. 08 - Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
Aug. 10 - Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
Aug. 12 - Boston, MA @ Comcast Center
Aug. 14 - Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
Aug. 16 - Tinley Park, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Aug. 18 - Indianapolis, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
Aug. 22 - Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
Aug. 24 - Seattle, WA @ Gorge Amphitheatre
Aug. 26 - San Francisco, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View
Aug. 28 - Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Aug. 30 - Phoenix, AZ @ US Airways Center
Sep. 01 - Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena
Sep. 03 - Los Angeles, CA @ Los Angeles Sports Arena

Watch fan-filmed footage from the Brisbane (April 25) show below:


Saturday, April 20, 2013

Black Sabbath: Premiers "End of the Beginning"; Auckland Vector Arena 2013 Footage Posted

Tommy Clufetos, Geezer Butler, Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi. (Photo by: Alexander John McWatters)

Black Sabbath kicked off their world tour in Auckland, New Zealand on April 20. They premiered the new song "End of the Beginning" - awesome song - and did "God Is Dead?" as well!! Some footage has surfaced online:

"Paranoid"
"End of the Beginning" x 2
"Black Sabbath"
"War Pigs"
"Iron Man"
"God Is Dead?"
"Fairies Wear Boots"
"Electric Funeral"
"N.I.B."

According to setlist.fm, this is the songs they played:

War Pigs 
Into the Void 
Under the Sun 
Snowblind 
Electric Funeral 
Black Sabbath 
Behind the Wall of Sleep 
N.I.B. 
End of the Beginning (Live debut)
Fairies Wear Boots 
Symptom of the Universe 
Drum Solo 
Iron Man 
God Is Dead? (Live debut)
Dirty Women 
Children of the Grave 

Encore:
Paranoid 


Friday, April 19, 2013

Black Sabbath: "God Is Dead?"; New Single Streaming


You can now hear Black Sabbath´s new single, "God Is Dead?", in the YouTube clip below. 
And - YES - it´s fucking brilliant!

In a new message on his official web site, Tony Iommi writes: "We're finally out on the road and remembering what jet lag really is this far away from home. First gig is on Saturday. In the meantime, we've been doing some press and had an album-listening party. Seems to be well received, which is great news!"

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Black Sabbath: Tony Iommi Talks "13"



Paul Cole of Birmingham Mail recently conducted an interview with Tony Iommi. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.

On Black Sabbath's new album, "13", and upcoming tour:

Tony Iommi: "The recording and rehearsals have been going very well indeed.
There's a really good feeling about it all."

"We're very pleased with the new album. But after all the work in the studio it will be good to get out and do some shows."

"I have to admit that [the new Black Sabbath album is] not what I expected. I could never have imagined that the album would turn out so well, but it has."

"I think it sits comfortably with our first three albums - 'Black Sabbath','Paranoid' and 'Master Of Reality' - and I think it's one you'll like."

"We wanted it to sound like the way we played in our early days, back to basics, and we recorded pretty much all of it almost live as a band.

"We didn't want to go through the usual trip of recording the drums, the guitars and the vocals separately. So we played together."

"We'd also written more songs than we ever have for previous recording sessions. There are 16 tracks in total, and all of them will appear in some form or other on the album when it is released. There will be different versions, including a deluxe edition."

On his relationship with Ozzy Osbourne:

Tony Iommi: "The truth is that Ozzy and I have never really fallen out personally.
When there have been issues, it has been purely business. Even when there has been a problem we've carried on talking. There's never been a bad vibe. "

"Ozzy was the one who kept on at me to go to the doctors because he was concerned about me, and he has been very supportive since I was diagnosed [with lymphoma]. In fact, all the guys in the band have been great."

"Even now, when we arrive at the studio they ask how I'm feeling, if I'm up to it, making sure that I'm OK."

Read the entire interview from Birmingham Mail.

Monday, April 15, 2013

DIO: "Magica" 2CD Deluxe Edition Out In June



DIO´s "Magica" has been out of print for years.  But to the delight of Dio fans worldwide, "Magica" will be getting a makeover - on Tuesday, June 25th, 2013 as Niji Entertainment Group will be issuing the 2 CD "Magica" Deluxe Edition. 

"Magica" saw the return of guitarist Craig Goldy. The album spawned such metal classics as "Fever Dreams", "Turn To Stone", and "Lord Of The Last Day",

A breakdown of what will be included on this two CD set is as follows:

CD 1:
Discovery
Magica Theme
Lord Of The Last Day
Fever Dreams
Turn To Stone
Feed My Head
Eriel
Challis
As Long As It’s Not About Love
Losing My Insanity
Otherworld
Magica - Reprise
Lord Of The Last Day – Reprise

CD 2 will contain "The Magica Story" (narrated by Ronnie James Dio) and the bonus track "Annica", which was only available as a Japanese bonus track along with "Electra" (which was planned for Magica 2 and 3) and six, never before released Official Live Bootleg tracks from 2000/2001:

The Magica Story (Narrated By Ronnie James Dio)
Annica (Japanese only bonus track)
Electra (recorded for Magica 2 and 3)
Feed My Head (official live bootleg)
Fever Dreams (official live bootleg)
Turn To Stone (official live bootleg)
Lord Of The Last Day (official live bootleg)
As Long as It’s Not about Love (official live bootleg)
Losing My Insanity (official live bootleg)

Also included in the CD set will be deluxe packaging and a deluxe booklet (which will include the original Magica tour dates and a set list), as well as such bonus inserts - including The Magica Story - and a Ronnie James Dio postcard. 

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Black Sabbath: "God Is Dead?"; Digital Single Available April 19



"God Is Dead?", a brand new single from Black Sabbath, will be made available digitally on April 19.

God is Dead? (8:54). This song slays. Very cool riffing and a good melody line. The B section is evocative of the Holy in the Sky riff but it still works really well. This is an excellent song, worthy of standing with anything in the Ozzy catalog (thought it lacks the instant memorability of Iron Man or Paranoid).

"13":
01. "End Of The Beginning" (8:07)
02. "God Is Dead?" (8:54)
03. "Loner" (5:06)
04. "Zeitgeist" (4:28)
05. "Age Of Reason" (7:02)
06. "Live Forever" (4:49)
07. "Damaged Soul" (7:43)
08. "Dear Father" (7:06)

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Friday, April 12, 2013

Black Sabbath: Jack Osbourne Release Video Report


Jack Osbourne, the son of Ozzy Osbourne, has filed a video report for Fuse on the invite-only listening party for the band's new album, "13" - the first in 35 years to feature Ozzy, Geezer Butler and Tony Iommi - which was held on Wednesday (April 10) at The Montalban in Los Angeles, California. The three-minute clip, which includes an interview with all three musicians, can be seen below.


Black Sabbath will make a rare television appearance when the band performs a new song on the season finale of "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation". The episode is set to air on Wednesday, May 15 at 10:00 p.m. ET on CBS-TV. The band will world premiere a song called "End Of The Beginning" from "13". The episode's plot follows the "CSI" team as they investigate a series of murder that resemble the sins in "Dante's Inferno", with the trail leading the detectives played by Ted Danson and Marc Vann to attend a Sabbath concert.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Deep Purple: "NOW What?!" Audio Samples Goes Online


Audio samples of all the tracks that will appear on "NOW What?!", the 19th studio album from Deep Purple, can be streamed at Amazon.co.uk

Track listing:

01. A Simple Song
02. Weirdistan
03. Out Of Hand
04. Hell To Pay
05. Body Line
06. Above And Beyond
07. Blood From A Stone
08. Uncommon Man
09. Après Vous
10. All The Time In The World
11. Vincent Price

Black Sabbath: European 2013 Tour Dates Announced



Current Black Sabbath 2013 tour dates:

April
20 - Vector Arena - Auckland, New Zealand
22 - Vector Arena - Auckland, New Zealand
25 - Brisbane Entertainment Centre - Brisbane, Australia
27 - Allphones Arena - Sydney, Australia
29 - Rod Laver Arena - Melbourne, Australia

May
1 - Rod Laver Arena - Melbourne, Australia
4 - Perth Arena - Perth, Australia
7 - Entertainment Centre - Adelaide, Australia
12 - Ozzfest at Makuhari Messe - Chiba-shi, Chiba, Japan

August
14 - Air Canada Center - Toronto, ON

November
20 - Hartwall Arena - Helsinki, Finland
22 - Friends Arena - Stockholm, Sweden
24 - Telenor Arena - Oslo, Norway
26 - Forum - Denmark, Copenhagen
28 - Ziggo Dome - Holland, Amsterdam
30 - Westfalenhalle - Dortmund, Germany

December
2 - Bercy - Paris, France
5 - Fiera Arena - Milan, Italy
7 - 02 Arena - Prague, Czech Republic
10 - 02 Arena - London, UK
12 - Odyssey Arena - Belfast, Ireland
14 - Arena - Sheffield, UK
16 - Hydro - Glasgow, UK
18 - Arena - Manchester, UK
20 - LG Arena - Birmingham, UK 

"Well, we have been together, off and on, since 1997, but it is particularly exciting this time because we finally have a new album recorded. You have to feel extremely comfortable with each other to write and record an album, since we have seen each other almost every day for the last two years, but we persisted and we have done the almost impossible." - Geezer Butler in new interview.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Iron Maiden: Live At Ruskin Arms 1980



Here`s the awesome live at Ruskin Arms gig on April 14, 1980:

01 Sanctuary
02 Wrathchild 
03 Prowler 
04 Remember Tommorrow
05 Running Free 
06 Transylvania 
07 Another Life 
08 Phantom Of The Opera
09 Charlotte The Harlot





Friday, April 5, 2013

Black Sabbath: "13"; Cover Artwork Unveiled; New Audio Snippet Available



Black Sabbath`s new album, "13" will be released on June 11. The drum tracks on the group's first LP with Osbourne since 1978 were laid down by Rage Against The Machine sticksman Brad Wilk following original drummer Bill Ward's decision to bow out of the reunion.

The cover artwork for "13", along with a snippet of a new song from the CD, can be seen in the YouTube clip below.


Osbourne, Iommi and Butler recorded the album primarily in Los Angeles with producer Rick Rubin. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include three seven-plus-minute behemoths "End Of The Beginning", "God Is Dead" and"Epic", as well as a track about killing pedophile priests ("Dear Father") and another about the scourge of methamphetamine addiction ("Methademic"). 

Iommi said about the album, "You can't always repeat what you've done, you've just got to go on. It'll be today's version of how it was 40 years ago, I suppose." 


Ozzy stated, "This Black Sabbath album is quite possibly the most important album of my career," while Butleradded, "We'll probably all be dead soon, so while we still can play and sing, then we've got to do it."

"13" is available for pre-order on a variety of formats via BlackSabbath.com.


Ozzy Osbourne recently said to Australia`s Triple M radio station: "The album is mindblowing, [that's] how good it is. I'm so over the moon about the way the album turned out. We wrote 16 songs … and I put it on my CD player, expecting me to be unhappy with the end result, but this big grin came on my face and my hair on the back on my neck [stood up] … It's better than my wildest dreams; it's so good."

He continued: "People have been quoting me that this album was quite possibly the most important album of my career. What I meant by that is I didn't want it to sound like a follow-up to 'Never Say Die!', 'cause that was when we were dying out within the band."


Thursday, April 4, 2013

Slade: Live At Granada TV 1971; Full Show


Slade live at Granada TV in 1971. Awesome clip! Watch the full show below:

Tracklist: 
1. Hear Me Calling
2. Look What You Dun 
3. Darling Be Home Soon 
4. Coz I Luv You 
5. Get Down And Get With It 
6. Born To Be Wild

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Judas Priest: "Epitaph" DVD Details Revealed



Judas Priest celebrate their 40th year as recording artists this year with the release of the live concert, "Epitaph". A unique live career retrospective, "Epitaph" will be released on Blu-ray and separate DVD on May 28th.

This release precedes a new studio album by Judas Priest which the band are working on now. The forthcoming album will mark the recording and songwriting debut of the band's new guitarist, Richie Faulkner, who replaced co-founder K.K. Downing in 2011.
"Epitaph" revisits the climactic closing date of the 50-week Epitaph World Tour, captured live at London’s HMV Hammersmith Apollo on May 26th, 2012. Adding to the drama is the fact that this was Judas Priest’s final large-scale world tour ever.

"Epitaph" tracklisting:

Battle Hymn
Rapid Fire
Metal Gods
Heading Out To The Highway
Judas Rising
Starbreaker'
Victim Of Changes
Never Satisfied
Diamonds And Rust
Prophecy
Night Crawler
Turbo Lover
Beyond The Realms Of Death
The Sentinel
Blood Red Skies
The Green Manalishi (With The Two-Pronged Crown)
Breaking The Law
Painkiller
The Hellion
Electric Eye
Hell Bent For Leather
You’ve Got Another Thing Coming
Living After Midnight