The Devil Wears Prada ‘Dead Throne’ is an Ambush of Sound – Album Review

By fusing the finest elements of American metal-core and European melodic metal, Dayton, Ohio’s the Devil Wears Prada are living the heavy music dream: delivering metal with a slight facelift to the next generation of headbangers. To do this, the guys have depended on pieces with real substance, not a manufactured, glossy image or facade. On the band’s latest exertion, Dead Throne (out Sept. 13), they continue with their distinct songwriting and tactful balance between melody and aggressiveness from the onset, with fast-paced, ear-bleeding openers “Dead Throne” and “Untidaled.”
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Theory of a Deadman Guitarist Says Alter Bridge is an ‘Important Part’ of Carnival of Madness

The 2011 Carnival of Madness Tour debuted Saturday in Twin Lakes, Wis., and according to Theory of a Deadman guitarist Dave Brenner, the guys are pumped– especially to tour with Alter Bridge.
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Posted 02 Sep 2011 | Music, Rock, Rock News | 1 Comment

Blindside Kick Off North American ‘Shivering Hearts Tour 2011’

Stockholm, Sweden-based metal band Blindside have always brought together the polar opposites of brooding, dark musical textures and cathartic, hope-filled lyrics, and the band continues that trend with their latest single, “Our Love Saves Us,” and the just-released music video. Watch the video and find tour dates, here.
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Staind ‘Not Again’ Brings Bleak, Heavy Quality – Video Review [Watch]

Staind’s new single, “Not Again,” off their upcoming self-titled album (out Sept. 13) is up to No. 4 on the active rock chart, and climbing. Now, the guys have released the official music video, and it’s a simple, wistful collection of shots of the band performing live in a post-apocalyptic, industrial wasteland, solely focusing on the band’s ability to deliver a heavy, live presentation. Watch the video, here.
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Posted 01 Sep 2011 | Music, Reviews, Rock, Videos | 0 Comments

Red Hot Chili Peppers Buttons via Anthony Kiedis’ Mom

Following the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ two-year break, Anthony Kiedis and the gang are back with a new album and posed to stir up all alternative rock conventions, spitting out a new, experimental-sounding band thanks to the trippy vibes of newbie Josh Klinghoffer’s guitar labors, Flea’s groovy bass-funk grooves, Kiedis’ rap-rock stylings and Chad Smith’s bashing rhythms. Even Kiedis’ mom is getting into the Peppers spirit.
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Posted 31 Aug 2011 | Alternative, Music, Rock News | 0 Comments

Evanescence Unveil Simple Artwork for Self-Titled Album

Amy Lee and Evanescence uncover cover art for upcoming, self-titled release Goth-inspired rockers Evanescence are the hot topic of the moment, as the band prepares to drop their new, self-titled album on Oct. 11. Now Amy Lee and company have unveiled the new artwork for the album, and the image, which you can view here, is simple, carrying the Evanescence name and the branded dark purple and blue color schematic.
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Posted 30 Aug 2011 | Music, Rock, Rock News | 0 Comments

Puddle of Mudd Guitarist Talks ‘Re(disc)overed,’ Metallica [Interview]

Puddle of Mudd guitarist Paul Phillips checks in to talk about the band’s just-released covers album ‘Re(disc)overed,’ their current stint on the Rock Allegiance Tour and gives his Top 5 Rock Albums of All Time.
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Posted 30 Aug 2011 | Features, Interviews, Music, Rock | 0 Comments

Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Anthony Kiedis: New Guitarist Brings a Different Experience

Funk-rockers the Red Hot Chili Peppers release their 10th studio album, I’m With You, today (Aug. 29), and according to lead singer Anthony Kiedis, the release indicates an entirely new Red Hot Chili Peppers. That freshness is thanks, in no small part, to new guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, who swapped places with longtime six-stringer John Frusciante.
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Posted 30 Aug 2011 | Alternative, Music, Rock News | 0 Comments

Burn Halo Singer on Drowning Pool, New Single ‘Tear it Down’ [Interview]

When Burn Halo sat down to flesh out the video for their latest single, “Tear it Down,” they knew, confidently, they wanted a plot that would match the message of the song: Be yourself. Read Audio Ink Radio’s exclusive interview with lead singer James Hart, here.
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Posted 29 Aug 2011 | Features, Interviews, Music, Rock | 0 Comments

Switchfoot ‘Dark Horses’ is a Rock Anthem – Song Review [Audio]

Switchfoot are on a lifelong quest to find meaning and hope in a challenging world, and on “Dark Horses,” the band’s debut single off Vice Verses (out Sept. 27), that pursuit meshes with catchy hooks and pop-rock rhythms that are buoyant and memorable.
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