Projected (Sevendust, Alter Bridge, Etc.) Debuts New Song “Inhuman” From Upcoming New Album “Ignite My Insanity”

Projected – featuring members of Sevendust, Alter Bridge and Tremonti – debuts a new song titled “Inhuman”, taken from the band’s upcoming new album “Ignite My Insanity”, out July 21st on Rat Pak Records.

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Projected (Sevendust, Alter Bridge, Etc.) Debuts New Song & Music Video “Reload” From Upcoming New Album “Ignite My Insanity”

Projected – feature members of Sevendust, Alter Bridge and Tremonti – debuts a new song and music video entitled “Reload”, taken from the band’s upcoming new album “Ignite My Insanity”, out July 21st on Rat Pak Records.

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Drummer Jeff Plate Announces Split With Metal Church, Band Drops Off Alter Bridge, In Flames Tour

Jeff Plate, longtime drummer for Metal Church, announced his departure from the band citing time and time management issues. The band announced that it is withdrawing from the AlterBridge/In Flames tour scheduled for this May.

In a post on Facebook, Plate stated: “Hello everyone. It is with a heavy heart that I am announcing my departure from Metal Church. I came to this conclusion 2 weeks ago, and agreed to hold off on the announcement until Metal Church had made some decisions on what they were going to do.

“This is obviously not an easy decision. After many conversations with myself, my wife, my family, my management and Kurdt Vanderoof and Mike Howe, I know I am doing the right thing for my future.

“I know there will be questions and speculation. The bottom line is time, my time, and how best I manage it. I had to come to terms with the fact that time is just blowing by at the speed of light and there is no time for me to second guess or regret anything I’m doing. At this point in my life I need to be in more control of my time and career. I have a number of things I’d like to do and try, and to do these I have to give up something I truly love and am very proud of.

“I cannot thank Kurdt Vanderhoof enough for inviting me into Metal Church. For the past 12 years I have had the honor and privilege of playing some of the best, truly iconic Hard Rock/ Heavy Metal songs ever written. I have recorded 4 records with the band. The latest, ‘XI’, is not only one of my favorite Metal Church records, but I feel it is the one of the best, if not the best records I have recorded throughout my career.

“Also, I cannot thank the Metal Church fan base enough for the tremendous support. I have met thousands of you over the years and you, fans old and new, are simply the best. You have kept this band alive for the past 33 years, and I am sure there is more great music to come.

“Metal Church is in a good place, and there are a number of shows and good things coming up this year. This decision is made now to not only let me prepare for the year to come, but also to let Metal Church do the same. Kurdt Vanderhoof(g), Mike Howe(v), Steve Unger(b), Rick VanZandt(g), Tim Harding(sound and production), and Joe Obrien(President @ Rat Pak Records) have been a tremendous team, and they are also very good friends of mine. I wish them nothing but the best.

“I hope to see you all again somewhere down the road. I will keep you posted on my activities. Trust me, I will not sit still for very long. Thank you, take care.”

Just prior to Plate’s announcement, the band issued the following statement: “Due to unforeseen personnel changes within the Metal Church organization, regretfully we have to pull off the five Alter Bridge/In Flames show dates in May. We are grateful to everyone in the Alter Bridge camp for having offered us the opportunity, and would like to extend our deepest apologies to both bands, their management, and all the fans for the last minute cancellation. We had hoped we could make something work out, but that is no longer a possibility. We will be back on the road in June for all the European shows and we look forward to introducing you to our new drummer! Thank you for your understanding!”

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Monster Energy Fort Rock 2017 Lineup Announced

A lineup featuring some of rock’s biggest artists has been announced for the fifth annual Monster Energy Fort Rock taking place this coming Saturday, April 29th & Sunday, April 30th, 2017 at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, Florida.

South Florida’s biggest rock festival will be led by Def Leppard (Saturday headliner), Soundgarden (Sunday headliner), and A Perfect Circle, and will feature performances from over 25 bands on two stages, including The Offspring, Mastodon, Chevelle, Seether, Papa Roach, Three Days Grace, Alter Bridge, and more.

Specially priced tickets as well as VIP packages for Monster Energy Fort Rock will be available starting Tuesday, December 6th at this location. The current music lineup for Monster Energy Fort Rock includes:

Def Leppard, Soundgarden, A Perfect Circle, The Offspring, Mastodon, Chevelle, Seether, Papa Roach, Three Days Grace, Alter Bridge, The Pretty Reckless, Eagles of Death Metal, Highly Suspect, In Flames, In This Moment, Motionless In White, All That Remains, Nothing More, Beartooth, Starset, I Prevail, Dinosaur Pile-Up, Goodbye June, Cover Your Tracks, and more to be announced.

“We are thrilled to return to Fort Rock — Florida crowds are some of the best in the world!” — Dexter Holland / The Offspring

“Fort Rock festival is coming again guys! Hailing from Chicago, IL, we always look forward to heading down south to Florida to warm up, stretch our legs and hopefully still head bang our way right into, or right through your hearts! Yes indeed, we will see you soon!” — Pete Loeffler / Chevelle

“We’re stoked to be kicking off the World’s Loudest Month at Fort Rock with Alter Bridge. It’s gonna be epic so don’t miss it!” — Myles Kennedy / Alter Bridge

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New Single “Devil Love” Streaming From Vulgar Devils

Ohio’s Vulgar Devils is streaming the new song “Devil Love.” The song is the opening track from the upcoming debut album “Temptress Of The Dark.” The album drops via Pure Rock Records, a division of Pure Steel Records, on December 2nd.

Vulgar Devils is the alter ego of Dave Overkill, who is well known as the mastermind of Destructor. In contrast to his main band, Vulgar Devils plays hard rock with a sound akin to Rose Tattoo and similar act.

The track list and album artwork are shown below:

1. Devil Love
2. Come And Get It
3. For The Kill
4. Forget About Tomorrow
5. Worlds End
6. Slump Buster
7. Temptress Of The Dark
8. Vulgar Devils

Check out “Devil Love” here:

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ShipRocked 2016 Band Lineup Announced

The initial band lineup has been announced for the eighth edition of ShipRocked, set for January 16th – 20th, 2017 onboard Carnival Victory.

Headliner Breaking Benjamin will join Papa Roach, Alter Bridge, Sevendust, Pop Evil, The Stowaways and more on The Ultimate Rock ‘N’ Roll Cruise as it sails from Miami, FL to Grand Turk in the Turks & Caicos Islands.

ShipRocked 2017 presales are now sold out. Stateroom selection for those guests who made presale deposits will begin Wednesday, May 4 at noon EDT. All remaining staterooms for ShipRocked 2017 will go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, May 10th at noon EDT at this location.

“We are super exited to be the headliner for ShipRocked this year,” says Breaking Benjamin’s Benjamin Burnley. “Thanks for rocking out with us!!!”

Echoes Papa Roach vocalist Jacoby Shaddix, “We’re super stoked to come floating on a big boat with all our friends. “

“I am beyond excited to rock ShipRocked again. I can’t wait to do it this time with Alter Bridge,” adds Alter Bridge’s Mark Tremonti, a ShipRocked veteran with his own Tremonti. “The last two times I’ve played have been amazing and I expect this year will be the best one yet.”

ShipRocked producer Alan Koenig of ASK4 Entertainment says, “For our 8th anniversary, we’re going bigger and better than ever before, upgrading our three-ringed floating circus to deliver a true rock star experience. We’ll be taking our musical marvels onboard Carnival’s Victory, sailing from Miami to stunning Grand Turk in Turks & Caicos.”

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Alter Bridge To Release ‘Fortress’ In October

Alter Bridge will launch their 4th studio album ‘‘ Citadel ‘ on October 8th. The band will perform at Orlando’s Home of Blues on October Fourth prior to beginning a European trip on October 16th. Rock Access – Rock Information

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Poll: Who is the Best Guitarist-turned-Frontman?

In the last three months, three guitarists have released side-project albums as lead vocalists. Clint Lowery (Sevendust) led off with Call Me No One and their album ‘Last Parade’ in June, followed by Mark Tremonti’s (Creed, Alter Bridge) Tremonti Project ‘All I Was’ a month later, and then most recently John Connolly (Sevendust) put out

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ALTER BRIDGE/CREED Guitarist Working On Speed/Thrash Metal Album

San Antonio cult TV show “Robb’s MetalWorks” has released a four-minute preview of an interview with Mark Tremonti of ALTER BRIDGE and CREED conducted on May 3, 2011 at the House of Blues in Chicago, Illinois.

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