Burn Halo Announce New Tour Dates, Band Member‏

BURN HALO have announced a sizeable batch of new tour dates today along with a new singer, ex-Trackfighter frontman TJ Chopelas, replacing former 18 Visions frontman James Heart.
BURN HALO released WOLVES OF WAR last year via eOne Music and was produced, engineered and mixed by Fred Archambault (AVENGED SEVENFOLD).

WOLVES OF WAR, the first Burn Halo album through the California band’s new deal with eOne Music, burns with a fire akin to the brutal-but-melodic juxtaposition of New Wave Of American Heavy Metal standard-bearers Killswitch Engage, the neo-Guns N’ Roses attack of Avenged Sevenfold, and the dark ambience of HIM. Fans who adored Burn Halo singles like “Save Me” and “Tear it Down” will be fall in love with Burn Halo all over again, even as longtime Eighteen Visions acolytes will delight in their throwback power.

Burn Halo has built a sizable and strongly devoted following, touring the world with Avenged Sevenfold, Papa Roach, Buckcherry, Escape The Fate, Static-X, Saliva, Puddle Of Mudd, Tantric, Adema and many more trailblazers and rock n’ roll hit makers.


Roseville Music in the Park Concert Schedule


June 12th – The Pettybreakers – A Tribute to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

July 4th – Capitol Pops – A patriotic tribute after the 4th of July parade

July 10th – Wonderbread 5 – A great party band that covers all genres

August 14th – Decades – A favorite from last year.  Classics from the 40’s to now.

September 11th – Mumbo Gumbo – Everyone’s favorite cajun dance band.  A Music in the Park traditon for many years.

Royer Park is located  at 190 Park Dr, Roseville, CA

Enjoy free family friendly entertainment at Royer Park in Roseville. Music in the Park takes place on select Sunday evenings during the summer. A special Monday lunchtime show is scheduled for July 4th and will feature the Capitol Pops

Death Angel’s “The Evil Divide” storms U.S. Billboard Top 100 chart‏

San Francisco Bay Area thrash legends, DEATH ANGEL, have debuted at #98 on the U.S. The Billboard 200 chart with first-week sales of just over 6,000 units — nearly all from pure album sales with their new album The Evil Divide. Other chart positions include:

#33 Current album charts (U.S.A.)
#4 Hard Music (U.S.A.)
#8 Hard Music (Canada)
#74 Top Music (Canada)

Comments vocalist Mark Osegueda:
“We would like to thank everyone out there who contributed to the success of our first weeks sales of The Evil Divide! An album we worked very hard on, and are very proud of! Thank you for keeping our passion and dreams alive! The music industry is not for the meek, and we appreciate you all for continually instilling strength in us to give it our all, and give you our best!”

DEATH ANGEL‘s eighth studio album, The Evil Divide, worldwide on May 27, 2016 via Nuclear Blast Records. The album was once again recorded at AudioHammer studios in Sanford, Florida with producer Jason Suecof(TRIVIUM, DEICIDE), who previously worked on 2010’s Relentless Retribution and 2013’s The Dream Calls For Blood. Mastering duties were handled by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound in New York City. Artwork was created by Bob Tyrrell.

Three decades into their celebrated career, DEATH ANGEL remain as hungry as ever.

As a result, uncompromising urgency and unpredictability define the Bay Area thrash quintet’s eighth full-length album, The Evil Divide [Nuclear Blast]. The group—Mark Osegueda [vocals], Rob Cavestany [lead guitar], Ted Aguilar [guitar], Will Carroll [drums], and Damien Sisson [bass]—satiate the appetite for buzzsaw speed riffs, double bass mayhem, and scorching vocals over the course of ten new anthems.

The Evil Divide stands out as the culmination of thirty-plus years of music for DEATH ANGEL. It kicked off with legendary debut, The Ultra-Violence, in 1987. The classic Frolic Through The Park began to cement their legacy and even earned the distinction of landing on Loudwire’s list of the “Top Ten Thrash Albums NOT Released by The Big 4.” The group broke up following 1990’s Act III only to reunite in 2004 on Art of Dying for the next generation.

In 2008, DEATH ANGEL teamed with producer Nick Raskulinecz [Foo Fighters, Alice In Chains, Rush, Mastodon] for Killing Season recorded at Dave Grohl’s Studio 606. In 2010, Relentless Retribution boasted a cameo from virtuosos Rodrigo y Gabriela, while 2013’s The Dream Calls For Blood bowed at #72 on the Billboard Top 200, selling 5,400 copies first-week and earning the group’s first-ever entry onto that respective chart.

Beyond continued public praise from the likes of James Hetfield of Metallica and Robb Flynn of Machine Head, the band’s music has popped up everywhere from Carl’s Jr. commercials to Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III. Their fire burns brighter than ever in 2016.

Power metallers Dragonforce poised to release a comprehensive career-spanning “Best Of” in July

DRAGONFORCE, the Grammy-nominated power metallers, are poised to release a comprehensive career-spanning “Best Of” – the first time the UK band has presented this kind of historical “chapter & verse” collection.

Killer Elite – The Hits, The Highs, The Vids is scheduled for an July 23rd release through Spinefarm Records. The 22-track set -two hours and 30 minutes of music, featuring both studio and live material, with promo clips added to the Deluxe set- fully showcases the ambition, variety and skill of the group’s musical output, now taking in six studio albums; elements of thrash, speed and power metal are spread across accelerated rockers and more measured, melodic offerings.

It encompasses everything, from their biggest hit, “Through The Fire And Flames,” a staple inclusion on several best-selling video games (i.e. Guitar Hero) and recently used as the basis of a U.S. mockumentary featuring the band and Oculus Rift founder Palmer Luckey through “Dawn Over a New World,” a ballad harking back to the early years.

With latest recruit, singer Marc Hudson, now having two studio albums under his belt (2012’s The Power Within and 2014’s Maximum Overload), Killer Elite… is the chance for new fans to familiarize themselves with glories past and for long-standing supporters to revel in the attention to detail of a multi-format package balancing audience faves with compositions close to the collective DRAGONFORCE heart…

Guitarist Herman Li, who started the group in 1999 with fellow shredder Sam Totman, says, “The aim of this release is to give a strong flavor of everything we’ve recorded so far, and I like to think it shows a lot of diversity. Certainly, we tried to make it as broad-based as possible. Since Marc joined the band (replacing original frontman ZP Theart), we’ve actually released some of our speediest songs and some our most melodic compositions, too. DRAGONFORCE isn’t just about the relentless tempos and the flashy solos; ultimately, it’d the feel of the music that counts…

The release will be available in the following formats:
* 2 CD package (The Hits, The Highs)
*Deluxe Special Digi-Pack Edition, including a DVD featuring all of the band’s promo clips (The Hits, The Highs, The Vids)
*Digital download (The Hits, The Highs)
The band has also set to work on the follow-up to Maximum Overload at Fascination Street studios in Sweden with producer Jens Bogren; this new record is provisionally scheduled for a mid-March 2017 release with a world tour to follow.
DRAGONFORCE will be headlining the ProgPower Festival in Atlanta on Wednesday September 7 and a special “up close and personal” show at St. Vitus in Brooklyn on Saturday, September 10.
At both shows the band will be playing a “Best Of” set to reflect the tracklisting of the Killer Elite album.
Fans can pre-order the album at the following locations:

Crematory Interview With Guitarist Rolf Munkes

Anniversary time! For 25 years now, Germany’s leading gothic metal act Crematory have enthralled their countless fans at home and abroad. Since the band was founded in 1991, they have released twelve studio albums, in addition to a number of live recordings, singles, EPs and compilations. A proud record which is about to reach new heights with Crematory’s upcoming thirteenth studio album Monument. Their latest recording is scheduled for global release on Steamhammer/SPV on 15 April 2016 and will mark an unmistakable return to metallic toughness by the band from Mannheim. Infinitely more strongly than on its predecessor Antiserum (2014), the twelve tracks on Monument are based on brute guitar riffs and hard-as-nails drum grooves, replete with sinister keyboard hooks and that mix of growls and clear vocals – some in English, some in German – that is so typical of this band. The group’s fans will be thoroughly delighted with Monument and its dynamic sound.

Felix Stass – vocals
Rolf Munkes – guitar
Tosse Basler – guitar
Harald Heine – bass
Markus Jüllich – drums
Katrin Jüllich – keyboards


CCTV . 25 years of Crematory as a band and you’ve been in the band for about a year?

Rolf Munkes – guitar….I’ve been in the band for about 9 months or so.

How did you get involved with the band?

Rolf Munkes – I’m a producer these days and for 3 years I’ve done almost nothing live, just a couple of things here and there, i really love producing and last winter i thought i really love to be in a new band, as luck would have a friend told me Crematory me had an opening for a guitarist and i know they are living not far from my house so i reached out to the guys, did some rehearsals, i recorded some stuff for them and after a couple of days it was clear and that was it.

You did a video for ravens calling?

Rolf Munkes – we did 2 new videos so far around one month ago for misunderstood the first song on the new album and ravens calling which came out on the album release date and we will shot another video for a 3rd song but i have no idea when this will come out.

How well received has the new album been?
Rolf Munkes – as far as i see really great lots of great comments, the band as well as the label are really happy with the effort.

Are there any magazines or writers you look to for information on music to purchase?
Rolf Munkes – its really tough to find something new and attractive i listen to alot of older stuff and music outside of the genre, about 2 years ago i heard a cd by the band Shinedown and i really fell in love with it, such great music i have two albums by them, its just one hit after another the songwriting is really outstanding

Favorite songs on the new Crematory album?
Rolf Munkes – there is a difference between playing a song and listening to a song, sometimes times you hear a song and its just ok but when you play it its wow its much better and the same could be said in reverse, we have decided to play live six songs from the twelve on the new release, which i think is quite a lot. I love ravens calling because the singers doing a really excellent job on that and Falsche Tränen is also very good.

You have been playing guitar since you were 12.
Rolf Munkes – I started towards the end of 12 almost 13

Are you still involved with Razorback and Empire
Rolf Munkes – I founded the bands, wrote all the music and most of the lyrics, right now they are just not active bands, the last release from empire was 2007, we would love to go on but circumstances and the market was not supporting for those kinds of songs, it ws tough. Ive been in contact with a guy who promised he would find a label for the band and great music and I could get the line up back and i would love to but its tough, the money is not there like it used to be that you would need to make a good production, so its no use to do it with a $1000 and release a poor product

You use Gibson Explorers with Crematory but throughout your career you have used mainly Fender Stratocaster
Rolf Munkes – I played strats up until the early 2000’s around 2004 i got my first explorers and i have my strats to mostly as back ups, spares. i really fell in love with the explorer guitar for a couple of reasons, but most importantly they are when I’m standing they hang at the right position for my body to play, the strat leans off to the left. It feels really comfortable its like leaning against a bar.

What are your thoughts on the industry today with streaming, downloading etc.
Rolf Munkes – i see we are still in a progressive change, the markets will tell us where to go, people are fed with up with music that is very sterile and inorganic, i thing more organic stuff is coming back, I think we are still at the starting of the digital age and i have no idea. I still see in the studio people using old traditional ways of recording and a lot of taking advantage of both digital and good sounding analog gear.

How relevant was Prince in your musical life.
Rolf Munkes – I’ve never really been much of a Prince fan, more of a Michael Jackson fan. The Beatles were really a big influence on my life, i remember having cassettes from The Beatles and listening to them endlessly. The Beatles pretty much did everything that has needed to done in music, you can find everything in their music.

FourChords: Play Guitar Instantly With Free Trial

FourChords Guitar Karaoke app, currently revolutionizing guitar playing lessons, has just released its latest version. This innovative app, downloaded by more than a million users worldwide, has been designed to be the fastest way to learn to play your favorite songs on the guitar without the need to read music or know any theory. Forget air-guitar start real-guitar with your FREE trial now.

Many people would love to learn to play the guitar and take part in all the fun. Using the Fourchords app, budding guitarists can quickly play their choice of more than 1500 songs, whether they be rock, metal, country, jazz, pop or traditional. Tracks from One Direction, Adele, Coldplay, Iron Maiden, Johnny Cash, Oasis and The Beatles are available, with more being added every week. Imagine downloading the latest hit from your favorite artists and playing it to friends minutes later; picture their reaction!

‘With FourChords we want to get people playing, and enjoying, music as quickly as possible,’ said Paula Lehto, CMO of Musopia. ‘The app breaks down popular songs from all genres into four simple chords, displaying them in a karaoke style. This Instant Play MethodTM can quickly take budding guitarists through each level of learning and getting them to what we call the ‘Campfire level’ – good enough to play for a sing-a-long!’

The latest version of Fourchords, the only guitar app with the Instant Play MethodTM, comes with: –

• Simplified chords for every song
• Easy Strum patterns
• Adjustable Tempo control
• Karaoke style lyrics
• Improved visuals
• Three different skill levels
• New Learning badge system
• Helpful videos from http://www.JustinGuitar.com
• Added support for iOS 9 devices, Bluetooth speakers and headphones
• Bonus! Free chromatic guitar tuner

It can be easy to be discouraged when learning to play the guitar. Not anymore. Fourchords is a fun, fast, flexible digital personal guitar teacher in your pocket, which will have you playing guitar in minutes. Check out FourChords at fourchords.com, also available on the Apple App Store and Google Play. Start your FREE trial now!

New Video From Doom Metal Faction Castle Undraped Canadian Dates Announced‏

Welcome To The Graveyard is the forthcoming new full-length from West Coast doom metallers, CASTLE. Captured by Billy Anderson (Sleep, Neurosis, Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, Eyehategod, Ommadon et al) at Type Foundry Studios in Portland, Oregon this past Winter, the eight-track offering will see official July 15th via Ván Records.

“The song ‘Hammer And The Cross’ commands a lot of space and we wanted to find a location to match its starkness,” elaborates vocalist Elizabeth Blackwell of the clip. “We filmed the video at an old, abandoned dairy farm north of Toronto in the middle of February in Canada. The cold, swirling imagery is a perfect complement to the hypnotic doomy sounds of the song. It was a successful collaboration with our director and a lot of fun to make.”

6/15/2016 Yucca Tap – Phoenix, AZ
6/16/2016 The Sandbox – El Paso, TX
6/17/2016 Paper Tiger – San Antonio, TX
6/18/2016 Rudyards – Houston, TX
6/19/2016 Siberia – New Orleans, LA
6/20/2016 New World Brewery – Tampa, FL
6/21/2016 Burro Bar – Jacksonville, FL
6/22/2016 The Jinx – Savannah, GA
6/23/2016 Reggies – Wilmington, NC
6/24/2016 Maryland Doom Fest – Frederick, MD
6/25/2016 Ace of Cups – Columbus, OH
6/26/2016 5th Quarter – Indianapolis, IN
6/27/2016 Skeletunes – Ft. Wayne, IN
6/28/2016 Vaudeville – Des Moines, IA
6/29/2016 O’Leaver’s – Omaha, NE
6/30/2016 Flux Capacitor – Colorado Springs, CO
7/01/2016 Metro Bar – Salt Lake City, UT
7/02/2016 Chateau le Punk – Las Vegas, NV
7/17/2016 Slidebar – Fullerton, CA #
7/19/2016 Mission Tobacco – Riverside, CA  #
7/20/2016 Elbo Room – San Francisco, CA #
7/21/2016 Hi Water Mark – Portland, OR #
7/22/2016 Funhouse – Seattle, WA  #
7/23/2016 The Palace Lounge – Missoula, MT #
7/24/2016 Railyard – Billings, MT #
7/26/2016 Reggies – Chicago, IL *
7/27/2016 High Noon Saloon – Madison, WI *
7/28/2016 Franks Power Plant – Milwaukee, WI  *
7/29/2016 Shakespeare Pub – Kalamazoo, MI *
7/30/2016 Corktown Tavern – Detroit, MI *
7/31/2016 Howlers – Pittsburgh, PA *^
8/01/2016 Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH ^
8/02/2016 Rockin Buffalo Saloon – Buffalo, NY ^
8/03/2016 Geno’s – Portland, ME ^ w/ Hessian
8/04/2016 Ralph’s – Worcester, MA ^ w/ Pilgrim
8/05/2016 Acheron – Brooklyn, NY ^ w/ Pilgrim
8/06/2016 The Fire – Philadelphia, PA ^ w/ Pilgrim
8/07/2016 TBA – Washington, DC
8/08/2016 Riffhouse Pub – Chesapeake, VA
8/09/2016 Pilot Light – Knoxville, TN
8/10/2016 The End – Nashville, TN
8/11/2016 Vino’s – Little Rock, AR
8/12/2016 The Grotto – Ft. Worth, TX
8/13/2016 The Lost Well – Austin, TX
8/14/2016 The Elbow Room – Wichita, KS
8/16/2016 The Underground – Santa Fe, NM
8/17/2016 The Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
8/18/2016  Flycatcher – Tucson, AZ
8/19/2016 The Merrow – San Diego, CA
8/20/2016 The Complex – Los Angeles, CA

8/27/2016 Doom Over T.O. Fest – Toronto, ON

9/07/2016 Katacombes – Montreal, PQ

9/08/2016 Envol at Macadam Fest – Quebec City, PQ

9/09/2016 Panic Room – St. John, NB

9/10/2016 Gus Pub – Halifax, NS

9/11/2016 Baba’s – Charlottetown, PEI

9/12/2016 Capitol Complex – Fredericton, NB

9/13/2016 Ti-Petac – Trois Rivieres, PQ

9/14/2016 House Of Targ – Ottawa, ON

9/16/2016 Black Pirates Pub – Thunder Bay, ON

9/17/2016 King’s Hotel – Winnipeg, MB

9/18/2016 TBA – Saskatoon, SK

9/19/2016 Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB

9/20/2016 Fernando’s – Kelowna, BC

9/21/2016 The Office Pub – Kamloops, BC

9/22/2016 Funky Winkerbeans – Vancouver, BC

9/23/2016 Logans Pub – Victoria, BC

9/24/2016 Palomino – Calgary, AB

9/26/2016 The Club – Regina, SK

9/28/2016 New American – Sault Ste. Marie, ON

9/29/2016 Call The Office – London, ON

# w/ Disenchanter
* w/ Brimstone Coven
^ w/ Blizaro