Dee Snider Band Members Form New Band; Premiere New Single, Video

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Independent rock band Bomber Alley premiered its debut single and video last month.

The band — Talon Blaque (vocals), Nick Petrino (guitar), Russel Pzutto (bass), and Nicky Bellmore (drums) — premiered its debut single, ‘We Get By‘ and its companion lyric video Aug. 21. The single released through Mindsnap Music (on behalf of Von Artists, LTD.).

The musical arrangement featured in in ‘We Get By’ is a pure, guitar-driven work that throws back to the sounds made so famous by the likes of Guns ‘N Roses, Motley Crue, and Dee Snider. The Snider comparison should come as no surprise since three members of Bomber Alley are themselves members of Dee Snider’s solo band.

The press release announcing the premiere of Bomber Alley’s new single and lyric video provided no information about the song’s lyrical theme. However the lyrics presented in the lyric video point toward a theme of determination and getting past the things that we use to hold ourselves back. That is just this critic’s own interpretation and should not be taken as the only interpretation.

Speaking of the song’s lyric video, the video features the song’s lyrics over a variety of images, such as a guitar, a skull with a bullet in its mouth (taking the phrase “bite the bullet” literally) and other imagery.

In other news, the noted press release announced Bomber Alley is planning the release of its debut EP in 2022 through Mindsnap Music via Von Artist/The Orchard/Sony.. Its track listing and exact release date are under consideration.

More information on Bomber Alley’s new single and EP is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

Website: https://www.bomberalley.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BomberAlleyMusic

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Dee Snider Unveils New Album’s Latest Single, Video; Announces New Streaming, Signing Events

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Dee Snider debuted the latest single from his new album and its video this week.

Snider premiered his new single, ‘Down But Never Out’ and its video Friday. The song is the third single from Snider’s brand new album, Leave a Scar. Its premiere follows that of the album’s first two singles, ‘I Gotta Rock (Again)‘ and ‘Time To Choose.’ ‘Time To Choose’ features a guest appearance by Cannibal Corpse front man George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher.

The musical arrangement featred in ‘Down But Never Out’ immediately lends itself to comparison to the best works of Judas Priest and at the same time, some of today’s top new hard rock acts.  That all around heaviness can likely be credited at least in part to Snider working with Hatebreed front man Jamey Jasta on this record.  As a matter of fact, a close listen to the shouts in the chorus and the heavy “chunk” of the guitars at points does in fact point to Hatebreed as one of those noted current hard rock bands for comparison.  The intensity in the song’s arrangement works well to help translate the emotion in the song’s lyrical content.

The lyrical content presented in ‘Down But Not Out’ is a proudly defiant statement about perseverance, which again is a central theme to most of Hatebreed’s songs.

Snider talked about the song’s lyrical theme during a recent interview.

“I pride myself on the fact that throughout the decades, my music has always tried to not only push back against all oppressors (in this case Covid-19), but also lift people up and encourage them to fight back,” he said. “‘Down But Never Out’ is a perfect example of this ethos.”

The video for ‘Down But Not Out’ tells the story of a man who clearly is down on his luck. He has past due bills, his woman has thrown him out, and so he ends up trying his luck at the lottery. The result is left to wonder about, as it ends “To Be Continued.” Added to the mix is footage of Snider and his band mates performing live.

In other news, Snider recently announced a streaming event for audiences. Tickets for the event are available here. Tickets provide access to the event and related content for approximately one month. That extra content includes a streaming concert that Snider recorded June 12 in New York.

Additionally, Snider announced Friday, that he will take part in a special in-store signing event at 7 p.m. ET Aug. 17 at Looney Tunes Record Store in West Babylon. Tickets for the event are available here.

More information on Dee Snider’s new live events, single, video, and album is available along with all of Dee Snider’s latest news and more at:

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Dee Snider’s New Album Will Leave Its Own Mark On This Year’s Field Of New Hard Rock/Metal Albums

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Dee Snider has, for decades, made a place for himself in the rock community with his outspoken nature and his music.  That combination has made him one of the industry’s most talked about figures in the rock community.  With the release of his new album, Leave a Scar Friday through Napalm Records, he is sure to continue cementing that reputation, too.  The album’s lyrical themes and its musical arrangements each support the noted statements in their own way.  ‘Down But Not Out’ is just one of the songs featured in this record that serves to help support the noted statements.  It will be discussed shortly.  The same can be said of the late entry, ‘Open Season.’ It will be examined a little later.  ‘Stand,’ the album’s finale, is yet another way in which the album’s musical and lyrical content proves to make Leave a Scar another sure way for Dee Snider to remain one of the rock community’s most talked about figures.  It will be discussed later, too.  All three songs are obviously important in their own way to the whole of the album.  When they are considered with the rest of the album’s songs, the whole makes Leave a Scar a record that will leave a definite impact on audiences.

Dee Snider’s latest album, Leave a Scar is a strong new offering from the veteran rocker.  That is because its musical and lyrical content combined continue to exhibit his strong opinions and creativity.  Case in point is the early entry, ‘Down But Not Out.’  This song’s musical arrangement immediately lends itself to comparison to the best works of Judas Priest and at the same time, some of today’s top new hard rock acts.  That all around heaviness can likely be credited at least in part to Snider working with Hatebreed front man Jamey Jasta on this record.  As a matter of fact, a close listen to the shouts in the chorus and the heavy “chunk” of the guitars at points does in fact point to Hatebreed as one of those noted current hard rock bands for comparison.  The intensity in the song’s arrangement works well to help translate the emotion in the song’s lyrical content.

The lyrical content presented in ‘Down But Not Out’ is a proudly defiant statement about perseverance, which again is a central theme to most of Hatebreed’s songs.  Right from the song’s outset, Snider sings, “We cannot/We can never stop/We’ve got to fight/This is our life/Your’e never lost when you can see the top.”  So right from that, this is that proudly defiant statement.  It continues in the rest of the song’s lead verse, “You think the world’s against you/You never had a chance/The bastards/They won’t let you through/We’d rather make a stand/Reach beyond/You’re not done…You may be down/But never out.”  Now some of the lyrics here are a little difficult to decipher sans lyrics sheet, but enough is understandable that the noted theme is clear.  The rest of the song continues in similar fashion, with Snider and whomever provides the backing vocals here re-enforce the message in the song’s chorus, singing, “Down, down, down/But never out.”  This positive, uplifting message is so firm and concrete in its presentation, and when it is paired with the song’s musical arrangement, the whole makes the song a clear example of how the album’s lyrical and musical content joins to make it so engaging and entertaining.  It is just one of the songs here that serves that end, too.  ‘Open Season’ is another way in which Snider’s open commentary works with the album’s musical arrangements to ensure the album’s engagement and entertainment.

‘Open Season’ presents a musical arrangement that brings its guitar, vocals, bass, and drums fully together.  They combine to make the song’s musical arrangements one of those hard rock songs that bridges the cheesy over the top hard rock of the 80s and more assured sounds of the early-mid 90s.  The power in Snider’s vocal delivery here presents such a fire and anger.  It is an emotion to which so many listeners will relate. 

The fire in Snider’s delivery is enhanced when one takes in the song’s lyrical content.  Snider at one point comes right out and says to whomever, the he doesn’t “give a s***” about their self-love.  This comes across as being a response to the self-glorification that today’s generation has become obsesses with as a result of social media.  What’s more, he sings right from the song’s outset, “Hey, motherf*****/Are you kidding me?/You’d better/Get ready/This is a lesson that I give for free/Your lesson/Is coming/Your lamest words/They fall on deaf ears/It’s time like these/I live for all your salty tears/I live for times like these/You’ve given me a rason/To tell it like it is/Now it’s open season/I aim and never miss/No hidden meanings/My words are meant to burn/It’s open season…You’re gonna learn.”  This, as Snider says, is no nonsense.  People whining about x, y, or z and those items are likely so minor, he says they give him reason to rip into them.  People don’t like such response, but so be it.  This is how Snider has always been and he is declaring here that this is how he remains.  It is also how so many others are in this nation.  Those audiences will welcome this statement as they take in the song.  He continues in the song’s second verse, “You must have thought that I was someone else/You better get ready/I don’t give a s*** about your love of self/Your lesson/Is coming.”  This re-enforces the message presented in the song’s lead verse.  It is him reiterating that he does not care, he is going to speak his mind.  Again, there are plenty of people out there like him who refuse to just be outright overly diplomatic about everything in life and tiptoe around every topic.  It makes this song another clear example of Snider incorporating his often controversial personality into this record and making it work so well.  It is just one more way in which the album shows its strength, too.  ‘Stand,’ the album’s finale, also plays its own important role in the album’s presentation.

‘Stand’ takes listeners back to Snider’s classic rock roots in its musical arrangement.  The previously noted Judas Priest comparison is just as prevalent here as in other songs in this song, what with its brooding sound and approach.  It makes for an interesting contrast to the song’s firm message encouraging audiences to “Stand up for something/Never fall/No one trusting….Stand for something/Stand up/Don’t leave a mark/Leave a scar.”  He is saying here to do something that will leave a permanent mark on the world.  Usually, such a strong message would be accompanied by a much more fiery musical arrangement.  In this case, the heaviness is there, but the whole is so contemplative rather than assured and firm.  It really makes for an interesting presentation that still does echo Snider’s straight forward views and his ability to make music that people will remember.  When this unique whole is considered along with the other songs examined here and with the rest of the album’s entries, the whole proves itself another way in which Snider is sure to continue cementing his place in the rock and hard rock communities.

Dee Snider’s new, forthcoming album Leave a Scar is a record that is sure to leave its own mark on audiences.  For that matter it will definitely leave its mark on this year’s field of new rock and hard rock albums.  That is proven through its musical and lyrical content.  All three of the songs examined here serve well to prove that.  Their lyrical themes echo well, Snider’s openness with his thoughts while their musical arrangements do well to bridge his classic rock and metal influences with more modern leanings.  When these songs and the rest of the record’s works are considered together, they make Leave a Scar a work that will leave itself a memorable addition to this year’s field of new hard rock albums.  Leave a Scar is scheduled for release Friday through Napalm Records.

More information on Leave a Scar is available along with all of Dee Snider’s latest news and more at:

Websitehttps://deesnider.com

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Twitterhttps://twitter.com/deesnider

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Hammerfall Drops The Hammer On 2020’s Top New Live Recordings List

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Live music and live music venues took a big hit this year thanks to the global COVID-19 pandemic.  That goes without saying.  Music acts and venues from the independent level all the way up to the big names were force to put their live music plans on hold indefinitely as a result of the pandemic.  However a glimmer of hope rose this week when Live Nation head Joe Berchtold was quoted by major media outlets as saying that he believed live music would return by summer 2021.  One can only hope that Mr. Berchtold is right, and that when it does return, audiences will welcome its return rather than let the germaphobes control their minds.  Until then, audiences do have lots of live music to enjoy on CD, DVD and Blu-ray that was released this year.  Hammerfall released its latest live recording Live! Against The World this year.  Dream Theater also dropped its new live recording Distant Memories: Live in London.  Metallica even celebrated the anniversary of its landmark S&M show with the release of S&M2.  These are just some of the recordings that made Phil’s Picks 2020 Top 10 New Live Recordings.  They were joined by new live material from the likes of Myrath, The Rolling Stones, and Kamelot.

As with each list from Phil’s Picks, this collection features the Top 10 new titles in the given category and five additional honorable mention titles for a total of 15 titles.  Without any further ado, here is Phil’s Picks 2020 Top 10 New Live Recordings.

PHIL’S PICKS 2020 TOP 10 NEW LIVE RECORDINGS

  1. Hammerfall – Live! Against The World
  2. Jimi Hendrix – Live in Maui
  3. Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra – A Swingin’ Sesame Street Celebration
  4. Def Leppard – London to Vegas
  5. The Rolling Stones – Steel Wheels Live
  6. Devin Townsend – Order of Magnitude: Empath Live Volume 1
  7. John Lee Hooker – Live at Montreux 1983 & 1990
  8. Waylon Jennings – The Outlaw Perrformances
  9. Myrath – Live in Carthage
  10. Kamelot – I Am The Empire Live from the 013
  11. Dream Theater – Distant Memories: Live in London
  12. Metallica – S&M2
  13. Delta Rae – Coming Home To Carolina
  14. Bush – Live in Tampa
  15. Dee Snider – For The Love of Metal

Up next from Phil’s Picks is one of the last three music categories of the year, Phil’s Picks 2020 Top 10 New Rock Albums.  After that will be the year’s top new hard rock & metal albums, and then last but not least, the year’s top new albums overall.  From there, it’ll be on to the DVDs and Blu-rays in all of their categories.  Stay tuned for all of that.

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Dee Snider, Lizzy Hale Partner For Hard Rock Holiday Tune

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Dee Snider has partnered with Lizzy Hale for a new version of Snider’s holiday song, ‘The Magic of Christmas Day.’

The song is scheduled for release Nov. 13 through BFD/The Orchard. Pre-saves are open.

Snider offered some history behind his song during a recent interview.

“Originally written and recorded as a Christmas gift for my wife Suzette with no plan for commercial release, years later ‘The Magic of Christmas Day (God Bless Us Everyone)’ was discovered and recorded by Celine Dion for her holiday record These Are Special Times, which went on to become the biggest selling holiday album in history — and is the reason we refer to her as ‘Saint Celine’ in my house,” he said. “When it was recently suggested that I should finally record this song myself, I knew I needed to bring in a young powerhouse vocalist to not only duet with me, but light a Yuletide fire under my ass! I only knew of one rock vocalist who could deliver on all those fronts, and she did in spades: the incredible Lzzy Hale of Halestorm!” 

Hale offered her own comments, expanding on Snider’s statements.

“If you’re ever in your life gonna go full on, all gas, no brakes ‘Christmas Cheer,’ you do it Dee Snider-style. I was so honored to get the call from Dee on his holiday classic ‘The Magic of Christmas Day.’ After exchanging a few very affectionate ‘f@&k yous’ as we rediscovered our respect and admiration for each other’s talent, the final recording produced by the legendary Jeff Pilson is insanely epic. Thank you so much to everyone for having me. And considering we will ALL be experiencing a very different holiday season in 2020, I hope that this song brings you joy and puts a smile on your face. God bless us everyone!”

More information on the forthcoming release of Snider’s song is available along with all of his latest news at:

Websitehttp://deesnider.com

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/facedeesnider

Twitterhttp://twitter.com/deesnider

More information on Halestorm is available along with all of Lizzy Hale’s news at:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OFFICIALLZZYHALE

Twitter: http://twitter.com/LZZYHALE

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Dee Snider Debuts ‘For The Love Of Metal’ Live Clip

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Dee Snider debuted released the live clip for ‘For The Love Of Metal’ this week.

The performance clip is the second from Snider’s new live recording by the same name.  The recording is available now.  Its first clip — for the performance of ‘I Am The Hurricane‘ — debuted last month.

Snider had the following to say of the song in one of the interview segments featured in the recording:

“When Jamey Jasta told me his idea for this song, I thought it sounded crazy. But after we were done putting it together and recording For The Love Of Metal, I knew we made a statement that not only needed to be made, but will speak for the heavy metal community for years to come. Because at the end of the day, we are all fucking metal! This is my new favorite song to perform live!”

More information on For The Love of Metal is available along with all of Dee Snider’s latest news at:

 

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Twitterhttp://twitter.com/deesnider

 

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Editing, Interviews Save Snider’s New Live Recording

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Dee Snider is scheduled to release his new live recording For The Love of Metal Live Friday through Napalm Records.  This new recording is an intriguing presentation from the veteran rocker, who largely is known as the front man of the 80s metal band Twisted Sister.  While not a perfect presentation, it is a presentation that is worth experiencing at least once.  That is due in part to its editing.  This item will be discussed shortly.  While the editing does much to make the recording worth the watch, its general presentation detracts somewhat from its presentation.  This will be addressed a little later.  It can be said that while the general presentation of Snider’s new live recording detracts from its presentation to a point, one element of the general presentation – the interview segments – works with the editing to make the recording’s appeal.  When this is considered along with the issue of the general presentation, all three elements join to make For The Love of Metal a presentation that while imperfect, is still a work that will appeal to Snider’s most devoted fan base.

Dee Snider’s forthcoming live recording For The Love of Metal Live is a presentation that will appeal largely to his most devoted fan base.  That is due in large part to its editing.  Editing is not necessarily the first thing that comes to mind when one analyzes a live recording, but in this case it is the recording’s foundation.  That is because of the way in which the recording is presented in its DVD/BD combo pack platform.  Rather than being one sole performance, the recording presents Snider and his fellow musicians performing the recording’s set list across a variety of venues.  The primary venue is clearly a recently Bloodstock performance.  Those responsible for the editing manage to seamlessly edit together footage from so many performances while using the Bloodstock audio as the central point for each potion of the recording.  The ability to combine so much footage so expertly is to be highly commended.  On another level, the editing is also to be commended in looking at the fluidity of the live and interview segments.  Each flows from one to the next just as seamlessly as the live segments from one to the next.  That in itself ensures just as much, viewers’ engagement from start to end of the early two-hour presentation.

The editing that went into For The Love of Metal Live does its own share to make this presentation worth watching.  For all that it does to help the recording, the actual presentation itself detracts from the recording’s general effect.  As has already been noted, the recording is not just from one of Dee Snider’s recent shows.  It features Snider and company at a variety of venues.  The problem is that those shows and venues are not separated out.  Rather, they are just thrown together.  The result is a presentation that just comes across as one long “live” music video.  It would have made more sense to separate the songs and performances within the bigger picture and make them their own separate performances.  Had that been done here, it would have really made the overall presentation so much more engaging and entertaining.  Sadly, that was not the path taken.  The result, again, is a presentation that feels like something that was just tossed together for the sake of calling it a live recording. It leaves the general effect as being very lacking in real substance.  What can be said at least here is that despite all of this is that Snider proves he can still hold his own against any of today’s much younger front men throughout the whole of all of this.  Getting back on topic, the issues raised by the recording’s general effect are not such that they make the program unwatchable.  Making up for the impact that the main presentation has on this recording is the matter of its companion interview segments.

The interview segments are much calmer moments.  They show Snider in a much more personal fashion.  Audiences learn much through the interview segments.  Snider reveals his thoughts on the emotional impact of his work/life balance in the lead interview segment, and how that played into the creation of one of the songs featured in his new studio recording For The Love of Metal.  Later in another segment, he reveals that the album itself came as a friendly challenge from Hatebreed front man Jamey Jasta.  That very revelation, that Jasta has such respect for Snider (as do so many other of today’s major rock and metal figures) is sure to continue cementing Snider’ reputation and his place in the rock and metal community, as if it wasn’t already cemented.  In yet another interview, Snider shares an entertaining anecdote about how he was cast for the stage presentation of “Rock of Ages.”  The story will leave any viewer laughing as Snider talks about his own reaction and that of his wife, especially considering the circumstances surrounding the call that informed Snider that he had received a role in the musical.  It’s just one more way in which the interview segments, which again are well edited with the concert footage, prove their own value to the overall presentation of For The Love of Metal Live.  When this is considered along with the recording’s noted editing, the two elements together make up for the problems caused by the live footage and in turn make the recording in whole worth watching at least once.

Dee Snider’s forthcoming live recording For The Love of Metal is an intriguing new offering from the veteran rocker.  That is because while it has its positives, it comes up just short of expectations.  Its editing works to its advantage, as do the interview segments that are interwoven into the overall presentation.  The problem is that the concert footage feels more like one long live music video than an actual live recording because of how everything was assembled.  Had the footage of the band’s various performances been presented separately from one song to the next, that would have been one thing.  That wasn’t what was done here, though.  Instead, those behind the recording’s presentation just tossed them all together, which detracts from the general effect. The end result is that this presentation is something that Snider’s most devoted fans will like but definitely not love.  For The Love of Metal Live is scheduled for release Friday on a variety of platforms.

More information on For The Love of Metal is available along with all of Dee Snider’s latest news at:

 

Websitehttp://deesnider.com

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Dee Snider Debuts ‘I Am The Hurricane’ Live Clip

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Dee Snider is giving audiences another preview of his forthcoming live recording For The Love of Metal Live.

Snider debuted a live clip of he and his band mates performing the song ‘I Am The Hurricane‘ Wednesday.  The clip’s debut comes less than a month after the band debuted the lyric video for Snider’s new single ‘Prove Me Wrong.’

Snider discussed that lyrical content in a recent interview.

“‘Prove Me Wrong’ are words that I’ve thought in my head since the day I began rocking,” he said.  “I had a monster chip on my shoulder and dared the world to knock it off… nobody ever could. At this point in my career I thought I’d let everybody in on what has kept be going all these many years. Prove me wrong!”

The defiant message in that song is similar to that of ‘I Am The Hurricane,’ according to a statement from Snider in another recent interview.

“If there is ever a repeated message in my songs it’s this: Stand up, fight back, don’t take any sh*t from anybody, and f*ck anybody who gets in your way or tries to put you down,” he said.  “It’s a message that constantly needs to be reinforced in us all, myself included. “I Am the Hurricane” is that reinforcement!”

‘I Am The Hurricane’ and ‘Prove Me Wrong’ are both featured in Snider’s new live recording in each of its platforms.  Those platforms are noted below as well as the track listing for each platform.

 

For The Love Of Metal Live will be available in the following formats:
-Deluxe Earbook Edition: CD, Bonus CD, DVD, Blu-Ray & 7″ Single with Lyric etching – Limited to 500 copies worldwide
-Shirt & Deluxe Earbook Edition Bundle – USA Napalm Webstore Only
-8 Page Digipack with Sleeve (CD, DVD, Blu Ray)
-8 Page Digipack with Sleeve (CD, DVD, Blu Ray) & Shirt Bundle
-2LP Black Gatefold & DVD
-2LP Black Gatefold & DVD & Shirt Bundle – USA Napalm Webstore Only
-2LP Silver Gatefold & DVD – Limited to 200 copies worldwide (Napalm Webstores Only)
-2LP Silver Gatefold & DVD & Shirt Bundle – USA Napalm Webstore Only
-Digital Full Length Album

For The Love Of Metal Live Track Listings:
Digital Album
1. Lies Are a Business
2. Tomorrow’s No Concern
3. You Can’t Stop Rock ’N’ Roll
4. The Beast
5. American Made
6. Under the Blade
7. The Kids Are Back
8. Become the Storm
9. We’re Not Gonna Take It
10. I Am the Hurricane
11. Burn In Hell
12. I Wanna Rock
13. For the Love of Metal
14. Highway To Hell
15. Ready to Fall
16. The Fire Still Burns
17. Roll Over You
18. Prove Me Wrong

CD
1. Lies Are A Business
2. Tomorrow’s No Concern
3. You Can’t Stop Rock ‘N’ Roll
4. The Beast Live
5. American Made
6. Under The Blade
7. The Kids Are Back
8. Become The Storm
9. We’re Not Gonna Take It
10. I Am The Hurricane
11. Burn In Hell
12. I Wanna Rock Live
13. For The Love Of Metal
14. Highway To Hell
15. Prove Me Wrong

DVD/Blu-Ray
1. Lies Are A Business
2. Pain of Traveling (Interview)
3. Tomorrow’s No Concern
4. You Can’t Stop Rock ‘N’ Roll
5. New Record (Interview)
6. The Beast
7. American Made
8. Under The Blade
9. Song Writing (Interview)
10. The Kids Are Back Live
11. Become The Storm
12. We’re Not Gonna Take It
13. WNGTI (Interview)
14. I Am The Hurricane
15. Burn In Hell Live
16. Rock of Ages (Interview)
17. I Wanna Rock
18. For The Love Of Metal
19. AC/DC (Interview)
20. Highway To Hell
21. Credits
22. Ready To Fall (Bonus Track)
23. The Fire Still Burns (Bonus Track)
24. Roll Over You (Bonus Track)
25. Suzette (Interview)
26. Hearing (Interview)
27. Strangeland (Interview)
28. Lemmy (Interview)

 

For The Love of Metal is scheduled for release July 31 through Napalm Records.  Pre-orders are open now.

More information on For The Love of Metal is available along with all of Dee Snider’s latest news at:

 

Websitehttp://deesnider.com

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/facedeesnider

Twitterhttp://twitter.com/deesnider

 

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Dee Snider Announces Release Date, Specs For New Live Recording

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Twisted Sister front man Dee Snider will release his latest live recording this summer.

For The Love of Metal is scheduled for release July 31 through Napalm Records.  Pre-orders are open now.  The recording features performances held by Snider in locations worldwide, and songs from Snider’s solo catalog as well as that of Twisted Sister.  It will be available on a variety of platforms, all of which are noted below.

 

For The Love Of Metal Live will be available in the following formats:
-Deluxe Earbook Edition: CD, Bonus CD, DVD, Blu-Ray & 7″ Single with Lyric etching – Limited to 500 copies worldwide
-Shirt & Deluxe Earbook Edition Bundle – USA Napalm Webstore Only
-8 Page Digipack with Sleeve (CD, DVD, Blu Ray)
-8 Page Digipack with Sleeve (CD, DVD, Blu Ray) & Shirt Bundle
-2LP Black Gatefold & DVD
-2LP Black Gatefold & DVD & Shirt Bundle – USA Napalm Webstore Only
-2LP Silver Gatefold & DVD – Limited to 200 copies worldwide (Napalm Webstores Only)
-2LP Silver Gatefold & DVD & Shirt Bundle – USA Napalm Webstore Only
-Digital Full Length Album

 

Among the songs featured in the recording are tracks, such as ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It,’ ‘I Am The Hurricane’ and ‘For The Love of Metal.’  A cover of AC/DC’s timeless classic ‘Highway To Hell’ is also featured in the recording’s set list, along with a brand new song from Snider, ‘Prove Me Wrong.’

Snider debuted the lyric video for ‘Prove Me Wrong’ Tuesday.  The song is a proud, defiant statement about where Snider has been and where he is headed in his life that will connect with a wide range of listeners.

Snider discussed that lyrical content in a recent interview.

“‘Prove Me Wrong’ are words that I’ve thought in my head since the day I began rocking,” he said.  “I had a monster chip on my shoulder and dared the world to knock it off… nobody ever could. At this point in my career I thought I’d let everybody in on what has kept be going all these many years. Prove me wrong!”

The song’s musical arrangement is a heavy, guitar-driven work that will appeal to fans of Adrenaline Mob, Anthrax and other similar acts.

As an added bonus for audiences, Snider’s new live recording will also feature extra live material and interviews with Snider, in which he discusses topics, such as his now infamous PMRC hearing and opening for Motorhead.

The full track listing for For The Love of Metal is noted below.

 

For The Love Of Metal Live Track Listings:
Digital Album
1. Lies Are a Business
2. Tomorrow’s No Concern
3. You Can’t Stop Rock ’N’ Roll
4. The Beast
5. American Made
6. Under the Blade
7. The Kids Are Back
8. Become the Storm
9. We’re Not Gonna Take It
10. I Am the Hurricane
11. Burn In Hell
12. I Wanna Rock
13. For the Love of Metal
14. Highway To Hell
15. Ready to Fall
16. The Fire Still Burns
17. Roll Over You
18. Prove Me Wrong

CD
1. Lies Are A Business
2. Tomorrow’s No Concern
3. You Can’t Stop Rock ‘N’ Roll
4. The Beast Live
5. American Made
6. Under The Blade
7. The Kids Are Back
8. Become The Storm
9. We’re Not Gonna Take It
10. I Am The Hurricane
11. Burn In Hell
12. I Wanna Rock Live
13. For The Love Of Metal
14. Highway To Hell
15. Prove Me Wrong

DVD/Blu-Ray
1. Lies Are A Business
2. Pain of Traveling (Interview)
3. Tomorrow’s No Concern
4. You Can’t Stop Rock ‘N’ Roll
5. New Record (Interview)
6. The Beast
7. American Made
8. Under The Blade
9. Song Writing (Interview)
10. The Kids Are Back Live
11. Become The Storm
12. We’re Not Gonna Take It
13. WNGTI (Interview)
14. I Am The Hurricane
15. Burn In Hell Live
16. Rock of Ages (Interview)
17. I Wanna Rock
18. For The Love Of Metal
19. AC/DC (Interview)
20. Highway To Hell
21. Credits
22. Ready To Fall (Bonus Track)
23. The Fire Still Burns (Bonus Track)
24. Roll Over You (Bonus Track)
25. Suzette (Interview)
26. Hearing (Interview)
27. Strangeland (Interview)
28. Lemmy (Interview)

 

More information on For The Love of Metal is available along with all of Dee Snider’s latest news at:

 

Website: http://deesnider.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/facedeesnider

Twitter: http://twitter.com/deesnider

 

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Phil Campbell Debuts ‘Straight Up’ Lyric Video; New LP Available Now

Courtesy: Nuclear Blast Records

Motorhead guitarist Phil Campbell released his latest album Friday, and in celebration, also released the lyric video for the album’s latest single.

Campbell debuted the single for his new single ‘Straight Up‘ Friday.  The song, featured on his new album Old Lions Still Roar, features vocals by legendary Judas Priest front man Rob Halford alongside Campbell’s solid, driving guitar work.  The video presents the song’s lyrics, which seem to make a statement of wanting a person to just be honest with another person, are presented on a large weaponized machine.

Campbell discussed bringing Halford on-board for the song in a recent interview, offering high praise for him in the process.

“‘The Metal’ God Rob Halford has always been an artist I admire,” he said.  “His distinctive vocals and stage presence have rocked millions of fans all over the world, so I count myself blessed to have written a rockin’ song together with him.”

‘Straight Up’ is just the latest song that Old Lions Still Roar has spawned.  Most recently, Campbell debuted the video for ‘These Old Boots‘ — which features guest appearances by Dee Snider (Twisted Sister), Mick Mars (Motley Crue) and Chris Fehn (ex-Slipknot) — ‘Swing It [ft. Alice Cooper]‘ led the way for the album.

Campbell also released a series of in-studio discussions on topics, such as the album’s mixing, how the album came together and the matter of the album’s singles.  The links to those discussions is noted below.

Trailer #1 – About “These Old Boots”: www.youtube.com/watch?v=5w7LAwBkz2Q
Trailer #2 – How The Album Came Together: www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1oILmXbHbM
Trailer #3 – Mixing The Album: www.youtube.com/watch?v=8F8aiYu6olU
Trailer #4 – About “Swing It”: www.youtube.com/watch?v=GufCt1L0_0A

Old Lions Still Roar is available now.  The album’s track listing is noted below.

Old Lions Still Roar tracklist
01. Rocking Chair feat. Leon Stanford
02. Straight Up feat. Rob Halford
03. Faith In Fire feat. Ben Ward
04. Swing It feat. Alice Cooper
05. Left For Dead feat. Nev MacDonald
06. Walk The Talk feat. Danko Jones & Nick Oliveri
07. These Old Boots feat. Dee Snider
08. Dancing Dogs (Love Survives) feat. Whitfield Crane
09. Dead Roses feat. Benji Webbe
10. Tears From A Glass Eye feat. Joe Satriani

Campbell is in the midst of a tour in support of his new album along with his band mates “The Bastard Sons.”  The group’s tour schedule is noted below.

PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS live:

»Old Lions Still Tour«
w/ KING CREATURE

29.10. UK Stoke – The Sugarmill
30.10. UK Glasgow – Classic Grand
01.11. UK Manchester – Rebellion *SOLD OUT*
02.11. UK London – The Dome
03.11. UK Norwich – Epic Studios
04.11. UK Nottingham – Rescue Rooms
06.11. UK Southampton – Engine Rooms
07.11. UK Wolverhampton – KK’s Steel Mill
08.11. UK Exeter – Phoenix
09.11. UK Cardiff – Tramshed

w/ LEADER OF DOWN
29.11. D Cologne – Gebäude 9
30.11. D Hamburg – Logo *SOLD OUT*
01.12. D Berlin – Bi Nuu
02.12. D Nuremberg – Hirsch
04.12. D Dresden – Beatpol
05.12. D Munich – Backstage (Halle)
06.12. D Frankfurt – Das Bett
07.12. D Oberhausen – Nikolaut Winterfestival*
*PCATBS only

2020:
29. – 31.05. D  Gelsenkirchen – Rock Hard Festival (MOTÖRHEAD Set)
29. – 31.05. UK Lincolnshire – Call Of The Wild
02./03.10. D Geiselwind – Monster Festival

More information on Old Lions Still Roar is available online now along with all of Campbell and company’s latest news at:

 

Website: http://www.philcampbell.net

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/PhilCampbellATBS

Twitter: http://twitter.com/MotorheadPhil

 

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