Dream Theater Posts “Paralyzed” Track By Track Video

There is a palpable excitement level surrounding two-time Grammy-nominated and millions-selling progressive music titans, Dream Theater, and their upcoming 14th studio album, Distance Over Time, out on February 22nd via InsideOut Music.

In the new video below, John Petrucci and Mike Mangini discuss the album track, “Paralyzed”:

“Paralyzed” is quintessential Dream Theater; a song that showcases the band’s unique ability to write memorable melodies backed with unique song structures and maestro-level musicianship all at a radio-friendly running time of 4:18. The song will be impacting Active Rock and Metal radio later this month. Wayne Joyner, who also imagined the clip for “Fall Into The Light,” created the animated video for the song, which can be seen below.

“The song is an introspective reflection on the negative impact that being obstinate or single-minded can have on important relationships,” explains guitarist John Petrucci.

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Sevendust Posts New Music Video “Risen” Online

Sevendust have released a music video for the next single from their 12th studio album, “All I See Is War.” “Risen” is a live performance montage clip for the latest single that is currently impacting Active Rock radio. The video was filmed during the band’s recent show in London at the Brixton Academy. Dan Sturge, known for his work with Alter Bridge, directed the clip. You can check it out below.

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Art Of Anarchy Announces Debut Live NYC Show

Art Of Anarchy – featuring Scott Stapp (Creed) on vocals – is set to make a debut live performance at The Gramercy in NYC on Thursday, Oct 27th.

The group will perform brand new songs and the first single for upcoming effort, “The Madness,” will be serviced to Active Rock Radio in a few weeks. In the meantime, be sure to check out the teaser clip for the upcoming “Madness” video below.

Stapp states: “I was approached by the AOA guys and asked to join them last year. This project has been a very cool, unique experience for me. I’m proud of our work and made some great friendships along the way. It’s been great collaborating with artists from different backgrounds and you can definitely hear it in the music. We’re kicking this off with our debut performance in NYC at the Gramercy Theatre. I love performing and connecting with the fans, and I’m really excited for what’s ahead.”

Bumblefoot adds: “We’ve got great chemistry together, and the songwriting process has been so natural and seamless. Now you’ll get to see it & hear it at our debut performance in NYC on Oct 27th, where we’ll do a VIP meet-n-greet and play some of our new material that will be on our debut album on Another Century records early next year. It’s exciting to get out there to perform together, it’s never felt more right than it does now. We’re creating something special that we can’t wait to share with the world. Come on out and be a part of this with us, it’ll be a night to remember.”

Bassist John Moyer further states: “The individual personalities of the musicians on this record have come together to create a uniquely powerful album of songs that we feel will have a strong message and emotional connection with fans. After working on this record for over a year we can’t wait to hit the stage and play these songs live.”

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Five Finger Death Punch Releases “My Nemesis” Video

Five Finger Death Punch just debuted an official music video for new single “My Nemesis.” The video concept was conceived by the band and realized by director Nick Peterson, who previously directed the 5FDP videos for “Coming Down” (2012) and “Wrong Side Of Heaven” (2014).

“My Nemesis” is the third single from the band’s current album, “Got Your Six,” and has already climbed to Top 20 on the Active Rock radio chart. The clip’s storyline explores the hard and painful choices everyone has to face one time or another in life. The video is focused around the pain and grief involved in overcoming and moving on from emotionally entangled difficult situations.

Zoltan Bathory (guitars) states: “In life everyone has a nemesis… it can be anything… a self defeating thinking pattern, a bad habit, an addiction, an adversary… something or someone that puts you in an impossible scenario, where you are presented with a fork in the road. Sometimes there is no other choice but making a hard choice.

“You can give up and just suffer the situation, or you can use your pain to overcome it, as pain is truly the wind in the sails of change. We wanted to present a story about moving on, a story that probes and questions compassion and loyalty. Those are beautiful notions, but remember you have to be loyal and fair to yourself as well, so will you sacrifice yourself for another or will you live with the guilt that you didn’t.”

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Ghost Performs Live On The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

This past Friday on the eve of Halloween, Swedish band Ghost made its late night television debut on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert with a rousing performance of the song “Cirice.”

“Cirice” reached the Top 10 at radio at Active Rock and Mainstream Rock and is featured on the band’s third album “Meliora,” which debuted in the Top 10 (#8) on Billboard’s Top 200 Album Charts.

Papa Emeritus III and his nameless ghouls have spent the past two months in North America delivering satanic melodies to audiences across the continent as part of the “Black To The Future” headlining tour. One stop of the trek was even nixed when Papa unfortunately lost a pope vs. pope battle against our friend Frankie.

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Like A Storm Releases New Single “Wish You Hell”

Like A Storm – the New Zealand outfit that recently signed to Century Media’s hard rock spin off label Another Century – just released newest single, titled “Wish You Hell.” Give it a listen at SoundCloud here.

You can also pick up the song at iTunes. The band’s previous single “Love The Way You Hate Me” recently hit over 1 million YouTube views and made its way to #21 on the Active Rock charts.

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Fozzy announce spring tour; new single “Lights Go Out” set for April 29 release

FOZZY – frontman CHRIS JERICHO, guitarists RICH WARD and BILLY GREY, bassist PAUL DILEO and drummer FRANK FONTSERE – will release their new single “LIGHTS GO OUT” April 29 across all digital platforms. The release will coincide with the track’s impact at Active Rock radio, and will be the first single from the band’s upcoming […]

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Radio Playlist Breakdown: KPNT

From Wikipedia: KPNT is a commercial radio station located in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, broadcasting to the St. Louis, Missouri area on 105.7 FM. KPNT airs a mainly modern rock music format with just a hint of active rock branded as “The Point”. Over the 5-day work week (Monday – Friday) the station played 797 songs. […]

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Radio Playlist Breakdown: KPNT

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