Did you miss our press conference earlier this week announcing the 2016 Epiphone Revolver Music Awards? No problem! Check out our gallery below of the announcement, a Q&A with Megadeth's Dave Musatine, and the frontman serving his new beer, À Tout Le Monde!
Sturgis Buffalo Chip's Rock Your Holidays giveaway is back!
This year, one lucky Chip fan will win an Epiphone Les Paul Special VE guitar signed by Buckcherry plus a $125 Shopping Spree from Hot Leathers, AND a second lucky fan will win an Epiphone Les Paul Special VE guitar autographed by 2016 Buffalo Chip performing artists Pop Evil and a $125 Shopping Spree.
"You can't buy something like this; these guitars are pieces of rock history," said Rod Woodruff, president of the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. "These are guitars I would like to have in my collection, and so we're very excited to award them to two really lucky Chip fans."
"The Buffalo Chip and Epiphone share a passion for great performances," said Jim Rosenberg, President of Epiphone. "Together we're sharing a very special token of this passion with two fans and hope that it will help make their holidays extra bright."
Enter to win now at BuffaloChip.com/RocktheHolidays
The winners will be chosen on December 9 at 5pm MST.
Participating partners who made the Sturgis Buffalo Chip's Rock the Holidays Sweepstakes possible include Epiphone, Buckcherry, Pop Evil, Revolver Magazine, Rock 106.7 in Salt Lake City, Hot Bike Magazine and Hot Leathers.
Trivium have dropped "The Storm," an unreleased demo track that will appear on the 'Ember to Inferno' reissue. 'Ember to Inferno' was Trivium's explosive 2003 debut album, which has since gone out of print and will be re-released on December 2 via Cooking Vinyl. The re-release will include several additional never-before-heard tracks from the band's earlier years, including "The Storm" which can be streamed below.
"'The Storm' is a Trivium track of legend," explained frontman Matt Heafy. "It's been completely absent from the world for ages since it was only available on the Trivium 'Blue Demo' (aka 'Caeruleus') — a demo that has been rumored to be priced at hundreds of dollars on auction websites. This song lyrically is inspired by the Norwegian Oskoreia, which is a European folk legend that is known to have inspired Black Metal's very creation."
He added: "'The Storm' is a piece that foreshadows where Trivium would eventually go with its more progressive pieces like much off the Shogun album; it's a blend of instrumental technicality, melody, and brutality."
"The Storm" is available as an instant gratification download for those who pre-order the album. The 'Ember to Inferno' re-issue can be pre-ordered here.
What do you think of "The Storm?"
Volbeat have released their new music video for the song "Seal the Deal," which is taken from the band's sixth studio album, 'Seal the Deal & Let's Boogie.' The video, which is inspired by the film 'Rocky,' can be streamed below.
What do you think of Volbeat's new music video?
Animals As Leaders have dropped "Inner Assassins," the latest single from their forthcoming album, 'The Madness of Many.' The LP is due November 11 via Sumerian Records.
Stream the track below and let us know what you think!
The future is now! With modern technology blossoming, bands are implementing exciting new tools to give fans futuristic and interactive viewing experiences. From 3D performances to 360 degree videos, we are seeing a rapid influx in virtual reality visualizers from the musicians we love. Here is a list of 10 artists who have employed modern technological advances. Which one is your favorite?
1. Avenged Sevenfold
Avenged Sevenfold went to extreme lengths in 2016 to keep their album, 'The Stage,' a secret. In conjunction with the last-minute announcement of the release of their surprise LP, the band teamed up with Universal Music Group, Capitol Records and VRLIVE to globally livestream a 360-degree, 3D virtual reality performance from the Capitol Records rooftop. Powered by VRLIVE, the stream was made accessible through UMG's new VRTGO VR platform. Guests in attendance at the event were given access to the virtual reality stream through Samsung Gear VR headsets. The performance was shot using the Nokia OZO camera, the first purpose-built VR camera with immersive spatial audio. The virtual reality performance could only be viewed via VRTGO, so enjoy a clip of the band performing their title track at the event below.
Powered by Littlstar, a 360-degree video and VR cinema application, Disturbed released a 360-degree, virtual reality video for their celebrated cover of Simon & Garfunkel's classic hit, "The Sound of Silence."
3. Ronnie James Dio
During the 2016 Wacken Open Air Festival, Dio Disciples were joined by a Ronnie James Dio hologram at the end of their set. Designed by Jeff Pezzuti and his team at Eyellusion, the realistic, virtual apparition belted out "We Rock," making history as the first ever rock band to utilize holographic technology.
Meshuggah dropped an interactive, 360-degree lyric video for their song "Nostrum," which was taken from their 2016 release, 'The Violent Sleep of Reason.'
In April of 2016, Megadeth debuted a 360-degree, virtual reality live performance of their song "Poisonous Shadows." The song was taken from the band's 15th studio album, 'Dystopia.'
While gearing up for the release of the 11th studio album, 'Brotherhood of the Snake,' Testament released a 360-degree visualizer for their single, "Stronghold."
7. Alice in Chains
Perhaps one of the first bands to utilize 360-degree technology, Alice in Chains debuted an interactive music video for their song, "Acid Bubble," which appeared on their 2009 LP, 'Black Gives Way to Blue.' While it appears that the full interactive version is no longer available, the basic 360-degree clip can be streamed below.
8. The Standstills
Canada-based rock duo The Standstills premiered a 360-degree music video for their song, "Shotgun," which appeared on their 2016 EP, 'From the Devil's Porch.'
In 2012, Slash and Mativision teamed up to launch the "Slash 360" application. The app featured multi-camera footage of Slash ft. Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators performing their debut album, 'Apocalyptic Love,' in its entirety. The app utilized interactive multi-camera technology to allow the user to control their view of the band in the studio, with the ability to choose from six different cameras that each allow for a 360-degree view.
During the week of September 27, 2013, Metallica premiered their 3D film, 'Through the Never,' in IMAX theaters. Drummer Lars Ulrich remarked of the experience: "For four guys in a rock band of average height, to get a chance to unleash their 3D film on IMAX screens the size of buildings across the country is a mind-blowing thought. 'Hey look, Mom, I'm 50 feet tall (finally!)'"
Arizona-based metalcore act Samsara will release its debut EP, 'Bloodlines,' on November 3. In anticipation, the band has teamed up with Revolver to premiere the entire new EP right here, right now. Check it out below and let us know what you think in the comments!
Guitarist Billy Arviso said, "Our debut EP 'Bloodlines' is about the struggles of addiction, depression, and loss; and utilizing the support from the ones closest to you, forming a bond thicker than blood. Regardless of what separates us, there is a commonality that brings up together. Through music, we are a family."
Vocalist Dan Croutch added, "Hate me for who I am, but I will never ask you to love me for who I am not. That is the message Samsara pursues and hopes to see a world of acceptance whether it be through love, hate, or pain. I could care less; we stand by our message."
Bring Me The Horizon have released their new music video for the song "Oh No," which is taken from their 2015 LP, 'That's the Spirit.' Directed by Isaac Eastgate, the clip can be streamed below.
Speaking with Rolling Stone, singer Oli Sykes explained: ""This is the first video I've took a step back from creatively and let the director take full control. At first, I was apprehensive but when it all came together I was psyched on it. It's got a good balance of humor and meaning, and it's a video that leaves you with a lot of questions."
Watch the video below and comment!
Superjoint have dropped the title track from their forthcoming album, 'Caught Up in the Gears of Application,' which is due November 11 via Housecore Records. The track can be streamed below.
"The title track pretty much sums up the overall feel of the LP," commented frontman Phil Anselmo. "It speaks for itself, loudly, clearly, and passionately, whatever a person's definition of that would be. Let the music do the talking and shape the lyrics to fit your own life."
Guitarist Jimmy Bower added: "The minute we started writing, I knew this record would be brutal. Sticking to our true hardcore roots and signature Superjoint sound, we accomplished a record that needed to happen in today's underground. It's pissed off! After being on hiatus for 11-plus years, the chance at a new Superjoint record wasn't something we took lightly."
What do you think of "Caught Up in the Gears of Application?"
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