Halestorm frontwoman Lzzy Hale will join Dream Theater live on stage during their November 16 performance of "Our New World." The show will be taking place in Anaheim, C.A. at the City National Grove of Anaheim.
"Our New World" appears on Dream Theater's latest double concept album, 'The Astonishing,' which tells the tale of a dystopian future. The band recently released a version of the song with guest vocals from Hale.
Listen to the song below. Will you be attending the performance?
Finland's hillbilly rock outfit Steve 'N' Seagulls gave a bluegrass makeover to Guns N' Roses classic hit, "November Rain." The band has released their version of the song along with an accompanying music video, which reimagines the classic hit with country visuals.
The song is taken from the band's recently released 'Brothers in Farms' album, which features hillbilly versions of songs from bands such as Iron Maiden, Metallica, Megadeth, and more.
Stream the Steve 'N' Seagulls version of "November Rain" below. Which cover of theirs is your favorite?
Nov 8 - Omaha NE @ Lookout Lounge
Nov 9 - Chicago IL @ Cobra Lounge
Nov 10 - Detroit MI @ Smalls
Nov 11 - Cleveland OH @ Phantasy Concert Club
Nov 12 - Toronto ON @ The Cave at Lee's Palace
Nov 13 - Providence RI @ Firehouse13
Nov 16 - Wilkes Barre PA @ The Other Side
Nov 17 - Wilmington DE @ Asylum 13
Nov 18 - Clifton NJ @ Dingbatz
Nov 19 - New York NY @ Stimulate (The Delancey)
Nov 22 - Atlanta GA @ 10 High
Nov 26 - Miami FL @ Churchills
Nov 29 - New Orleans LA @ Siberia
Nov 30 - Houston TX @ Satellite Bar
Dec 2 - San Antonio TX @ Korova
Dec 4 - Scottsdale AZ @ Rogue Bar
Norwegian goth metal group Sirenia will release its new album, 'Dim Days of Dolor,' on November 11 via Napalm Records. In anticipation, the band has teamed up with Revolver to premiere the title track's new music video. Check it out below and let us know what you think in the comments!
Guitarist Jan Erik said, "'Dim Days of Dolor' full video! We are proud to finally get this video out in the field. It was shot in beautiful Stockholm with director Owe Lingwall. 'Dim Days' is by far the most catchy and rock oriented song on the album, but have no fear metalheads, far more darker and heavier stuff coming your way when the album is released tomorrow!"
One of the biggest stories of 2016 was AC/DC singer Brian Johnson's departure from the band. Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose stepped up and took over the vocal duties during the band's 2016 world tour and saved the day. Just in case Axl isn't available next time, we've compiled a list of 10 rockers who also could front AC/DC, from the obvious to the extreme. Who would you like to see front AC/DC in the future?
1. Joey Belladonna
The Anthrax singer nailed the band's faithful cover of "T.N.T" on their 'Anthems' tribute EP, which also featured covers of songs from Rush, Thin Lizzy, and more.
2. Chris Barnes
If AC/DC ever want to go death metal, Chris Barnes is their man! Six Feet Under's brutal cover of "Hell's Bells" appears on their second tribute album, 'Graveyard Classics 2.'
3. Jim Breuer/Lzzy Hale
During the 2016 Food Truck & Rock Carnival in Lakewood, N.J., Jim Breuer did a duet with Halestorm's Lzzy Hale and surprised audiences with their cover of "Shoot to Thrill."
4. Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth
When you're from New Jersey, no song is as fitting as AC/DC's mob-themed anthem, "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap." Overkill stick to their roots by slipping a cover of the classic tune into live performances of their hit jam, "Fuck You."
5. Steve "Zetro" Souza
"Dirty Deeds" seems to be a popular choice among the thrashers. However, the Bay Area Legends Exodus did it first in 1987 when their shredding cover of the song appeared as a bonus track on the Japanese edition of 'Pleasures of the Flesh.'
6. Matt Barlow
Iced Earth delivered shredding rendition of "Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock n' Roll)" on their 'Tribute to the Gods' release, which featured covers from 11 renowned artists. Their version of the AC/DC classic takes its own form as the bagpipes are replaced with guitars.
7. Marilyn Manson
You can always count on Manson for a solid (and terrifying) cover song. The antichrist superstar transforms "Highway to Hell" into a spooky, gut curdling tune on his tribute album, 'From Highway to Hell (The Ultimate Cover Collection).'
Intergalactic lords Gwar recently released their cover of "If You Want Blood (You Got It)." The band rounded off their AC/DC tribute by adding tons of blood and gore to the accompanying music video, respectfully.
9. Joel O'Keefe
Australian rockers Airbourne are carrying the AC/DC torch by playing good, ol' fashioned rock n' roll. So it only makes sense that the band would pay homage to the band by incorporating "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap" into their live sets.
10. Zakk Wylde
Zakk Wylde chose the AC/DC track "Hell Ain't a Bad Place to Be" for the 'Thunderbolt Tribute to AC/DC' album, which featured contributions from Sebastian Bach, Lemmy and more.
Periphery have partnered up with Vigilante Coffee Company for "Flatline," a limited-edition coffee blend whose namesake is taken from a song of the same title that appears on the band's latest studio album, 'Periphery III: Select Difficulty,' which came out this year.
With beans selected from Rio Intag valley of Ecuador, "Flatline's" flavor profile is described to feature "chocolate notes and a lasting mouthfeel. As it cools, its creaminess is almost chewy, with delicate earthy and toasty notes." Since the coastal areas of Ecuador were affected by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit the area this past April, a portion of the proceeds will be donated towards providing emergency earthquake relief through Catholic Relief Services.
"Being the coffee junkies that we are, the band and I jumped at the opportunity to develop and release our own branded coffee with Vigilante, who kept us over-caffeinated for the Periphery III recoding sessions," explained guitar player Mark Holcomb. "When we saw what Vigilante founder Chris Vigilante was doing and tasted the coffee they were brewing, we were floored; it was easily the best coffee I had tried in my years of living in D.C., and the band made it our go-to coffee spot. This past winter, Chris invited us into the shop for a lengthy tasting where we sampled over a dozen coffees and picked what would become "Flatline" coffee. Aside from being excited to release such a great coffee, we're also proud to say that a portion of the proceeds from sales of this coffee are going directly to Ecuador's earthquake emergency relief for the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Ecuador in April 2016. "
Vigilante Coffee Company added: "The motivation behind this collaboration was simply to share something cool with the fans of Periphery and make a positive impact on the coffee world. The rock stars of this coffee are the farmers and we're grateful to share their passion for growing great coffee with the passionate fans of Periphery and the passionate coffee lovers of Vigilante Coffee."
The coffee is currently available at this location. Special edition coffee mugs are also available.
Lamb of God have officially launched their charity auction to raise funds for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The initiative was inspired by Wayne Ford, a fan and friend of the band who lost his battle with Leukemia in 2015. Ford serves as the muse behind the band's latest single, "The Duke," which will appear on Lamb of God's forthcoming EP of the same name. 'The Duke' EP will be released on November 18.
"A little while ago I became friends with a fan named Wayne Ford – he was terminal – leukemia," explained frontman Randy Blythe. "I talked with him often, even video chatted him into the studio. He was very calm about his impending death, and we discussed it very openly. I learned a lot from him."
In addition to auctioning off Randy Blythe's gold plaque for the band's RIAA certification for their 'Ashes of the Wake' album, other items being auctioned off include signed paraphernalia and equipment, limited edition merch, original prints of Randy Blythe's photography, and more. Items can be bid on at this location.
On Monday, November 7, Disturbed performed their celebrated cover of the Simon & Garfunkel hit, "The Sound of Silence," on Australia's 'The X Factor,' a television show where contestants compete to become the next hit singer or band. The video can be viewed below.
When singer David Draiman posted a video to the band's official Facebook page promoting their appearance on the show, it was met with some negative commentary from naysayers. Draiman fired back in a comment on the post.
"To those of you saying 'sellouts,' or, 'What is Disturbed doing on 'X Factor' anyway,' we're fighting the good fight for our genre to be respectably represented," commented Draiman. "All rock bands should. All artists/musicians want to spread their work to as many people as possible. That's what it's all about. Sharing the beauty of what you created. If that is considered 'selling out' to some people, then so be it."
What do you think of Disturbed's performance on 'X Factor?'