Adrenaline Mob To Join AX7, Hellyeah On Shepherd Of Fire Tour

Courtesy:  Century Media Records

Courtesy: Century Media Records

Adrenaline Mob will join Avenged Sevenfold and Hellyeah on the road this Spring.

The band will join the “Shepherd of Fire” tour beginning Wednesday, April 16th in Moose Jaw, SK.  The performances are part of Adrenaline Mob’s larger schedule in support of its sophomore album Men of Honor.  Along with its dates on the “Shepherd of Fire” tour, Adrenaline Mob will perform at its own headlining dates during off days.  The band will also support Hellyeah on its headlining dates both during and after the “Shepherd of Fire” tour.  Adrenaline Mob’s schedule on the “Shepherd of Fire” tour is listed below.

Dates for the Avenged Sevenfold/Hellyeah/Adrenaline Mob shows are:

 

April 16th– Moose Jaw, SK Mosaic Place

April 17th– Edmonton, AB Shaw Conference Centre

April 19th– Winnipeg, MB MTS Center

April 21st– Minneapolis, MN Target Center

April 23rd– Huntsville, AL Von Braun Center

April 28th– Lafayette, LA Cajundome

April 30th– Hollywood, FL Hard Rock Live

May 6th– Knoxville, TN Knoxville Civic Coliseum

May 8th– Hershey PA Giant Center

May 12th– Quebec City, QC Colisee Pepsi Arena

May 13th– Montreal, QC Bell Centre

May 15th– Syracuse, NY Oncenter Complex

 

More information on Adrenaline Mob’s new album Men of Honor and its tour schedule is available online at http://www.facebook.com/adrenalinemob, http://adrenalinemob.com, and http://twitter.com/AdrenalineMobMen of Honor can be downloaded now via iTunes at http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/men-of-honor/id794415264, via Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/Men-Honor-Adrenaline-Mob/dp/B00HGFILLM/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1395001186&sr=1-1&keywords=Men+of+Honor and through the Century Media online store at http://www.centurymedia.com/artist.aspx?IdArtist=551.  To keep up with the latest sports and entertainment news and reviews, go online to http://www.facebook.com/philspicks and “Like” it.  Fans can always keep up with the latest sports and entertainment news and reviews in the Phil’s Picks blog at https://philspicks.wordpress.com.

AX7 Makes Its Case For One Of 2013’s Best With Hail To The King

Courtesy:  Warner Brothers Records

Courtesy: Warner Brothers Records

Avenged Sevenfold has officially made its case for its place on the list of this year’s best new hard rock and metal albums with the release of its sixth full length release, Hail to the King.  The album is ten tracks of pure hard rock that will most certainly impress the band’s fans new and old alike.  The main reason for this success is the fact that this is very much a guitar driven record.  Front man M. Shadows’ vocals are as strong as they have ever been.  And the guitar work of Synyster Gates and Zacky Vengeance is equally impressive.  Whether in their solos or their primary duties, the pair exhibits its talent from one song to the next throughout the record.  Listeners should not forget new drummer Arin Ilejay more than holds his own, having taken over from the band’s former drummer Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan.  The unit as a whole has crafted an album that shows even in the face of its previous tragedy has overcome that tragedy to successfully reclaim its place in the hard rock community once more.

One of the very first things that listeners will appreciate from this album is its obvious old school influences.  From the album’s hard rocking opener, ‘Shepherd of Fire’ to its final number, ‘Acid Rain’, the entire album exhibits hints of influences from the likes of Metallica, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, and even Motley Crue to a lesser degree.  The driving guitars throughout the songs and the equally soaring solos from Synyster Gates and Vengeance show such a certain respect and reverence for their influences.  Listeners can hear obvious Metallica influences in ‘This Means War’ and ‘Shepherd of Fire.’  And the album’s lead single and title track is just one of a number that boasts influences from the likes of Iron Maiden and Judas Priest.  And fans of Motley Crue will appreciate the band’s seeming influence on the hard driving, semi-socially conscious, ‘Doing Time.’  Should audiences listen closely enough, they might even hear what sounds like the one and only Axel Rose guesting on the song.  It might not in fact be him.  But even if it isn’t him, it certainly sounds like him.  Regardless of whether or not it was him, the discussion that speculation would generate is enough to make this one more positive for the album’s overall effect.

The members of AX7 pay due respects to the bands that have come before them throughout all ten songs on its sixth new full length release.  Those influences are just one part of what makes this record so impressive whether this album is one’s first time being exposed to Avenged Sevenfold or one’s fiftieth.  It’s not all that audiences will appreciate from this album.  Along with the old school influences, audiences will also appreciate the lush orchestra arrangements included in a number of the album’s songs.  The album’s opening number boasts a solid horn arrangement alongside some very dark sounding church bells.  The effect of these elements combined with the rest of the song’s musical side makes it a solid and impressive re-introduction for the band.  Other songs tout some very moving string arrangements that make said songs so much more moving, even in the album’s less hard rocking moments.  The balance of these musical elements makes every song on Hail to the King worth the listen.  And in the long run, it’s that balance of musical elements and influences that makes this album one of AX7’s best yet.  It also makes this album an easy contender for a slot on the list of the year’s best new hard rock and metal records.

Avenged Sevenfold is currently touring in support of its upcoming album.  It will perform Monday in Los Angeles, California’s Hollywood Palladium.  It will follow up that performance with a performance next Friday, August 30th in Albuquerque, NM at the Isleta Amphitheatre.  It will join Korn, Device, and Halestorm for the show there.  A full list of the band’s current tour dates is available online now, along with all of the latest updates from the band at http://www.facebook.com/AvengedSevenFold and http://avengedsevenfold.com.

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Avenged Sevenfold Release Video For New Single, Announce Tour Dates

Courtesy:  Warner Brothers Records

Courtesy: Warner Brothers Records

Avenged Sevenfold has returned.  The Huntington, CA based hard rock band has premiered the video for the first single off of its new album, Hail to the King.  The album’s first single is also its title track.  Hail to the King will be released Tuesday, August 27th via Warner Brothers Records.  The album is the band’s sixth full length studio release.  The brand new video, which can be seen online via YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DelhLppPSxY&feature=youtu.be mixes shots of the band performing the song with other more interesting shots.  The band’s sound on this record will make any old school metal fans proud as it boasts influences from the likes of Iron Maiden and Judas Priest stylistically speaking.

Along with the new single and upcoming full length release, the band has also announced a full tour in support of its new release.  The tour kicks off Monday, August 26th, the day before the album drops.  The band opens its tour at the Hollywood Palladium in Hollywood, California.  The U.S. leg of the band’s tour takes it through October 26th.  From there, the band will spend the remainder of the year touring overseas.  Fans can find out when Avenged Sevenfold will come to their town online at http://www.avengedsevenfold.com/shows.

And to keep up with all of the latest news and more from Avenged Sevenfold, fans can follow the band online at its official website, http://www.facebook.com/AvengedSevenfold or its official website, http://www.avengedsevenfold.com.  Fans can also pre-order Hail to the King now online via iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/hail-to-king-deluxe-version/id672046420?wmgref=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fl.php%3Fu%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fbit.ly%252FHTTKA7X%26h%3DHAQEx5LkG%26s%3D1.  A limited edition of Hail to the King can be ordered online via the band’s official website at http://www.avengedsevenfold.com/hailtotheking/.

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