Bruce Dickinson To Perform At Buddy Rich 25th Anniversary Memorial Show

Heavy metal singing legend, Bruce Dickinson, is confirmed to perform at the Buddy Rich 25th anniversary memorial concert on Monday April 2nd 2012 at the London Palladium. He will be singing while fellow heavy rock legend, Ian Paice of Deep Purple, plays drums alongside the full Buddy Rich Orchestra. The following press release was issued about the event:

“Bruce Dickinson, of multi-award-winning British heavy metal band Iron Maiden, has become one of the most acclaimed heavy metal vocalists, regularly appearing at the top of lists of the greatest singers/front men of all time. Deep Purple’s ‘In Rock’ was the first album he ever bought, so hearing him sing with the drumming legend of the very band that influenced his unique style will be a treat indeed.

“Bruce joins singer extraordinaire, Tony Christie, and other drummers Dave Weckl, Gregg Bissonette, John Blackwell and Gregg Potter from the USA with Ginger Baker, Gavin Harrison, Clem Cattini and Elliott Henshaw from the UK. The show will be hosted by Buddy’s daughter, Cathy Rich, and comedian John Thomson of The Fast Show and Cold Feet fame. The annual memorial concert is taking place for the first time in the UK celebrating the music of the late great Buddy Rich. Previous sellout shows have taken place in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Boston.

“Tickets are available from the Box Office on 0844 412 4657 or online at this location, priced from £25 to £60. There are a limited number of VIP tickets available, which represent the best seats in the house, an opportunity to meet the headline artists, admission to the after-show party and signed merchandise.

“This is one show not to be missed – the world’s greatest musicians in the world’s greatest theatre paying tribute to ‘the world’s greatest drummer.’ Be there!”

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Rocklahoma Festival 2012 Band Lineup Announced

The full lineup has now been announced for Rocklahoma, which takes place May 25-27 at “Catch the Fever” Festival Grounds in Pryor, OK. The Rocklahoma lineup is as follows:

Rob Zombie, Chickenfoot, Creed, Megadeth, Slash, Queensrÿche, Chevelle, Jackyl, Theory of a Deadman, Hellyeah, Puddle of Mudd, P.O.D., Volbeat, The Darkness, 10 Years, Cavo, Adelitas Way, Black Stone Cherry, Pop Evil, Trivium, Red, Redlight King, Art of Dying, Aranda, Janus, New Medicine, James Durbin, Eve to Adam, Falling In Reverse, Rival Sons, Anti Mortem, Gypsy Pistoleros, Lillian Axe, Wildstreet, Firstryke, Black Tora, Sunset Riot, The Glitter Boys, Fist of Rage, Switchblade, Scarlett, S.E.X. Department, Ragdoll, Down & Dirty, Hessler, Lynam, Diemonds, Ruff Justice, Soulicit, Rocker Lips, Mine Enemies Fall, Echo Vendetta, A Good Fight, Sweatin’ Bullets, Through the Thorns, Absence of Ink, For the Broken, EchoFuzz, Shotgun Rebels, Stun, Dagger, Unwritten Rulz, Desi & Cody, David Castro Band, McCuin, We the Ghost, Tiranico, Baron Von Swagger, TwoFold, Aformatic, Delay the Day, and Jamco Industries.

For a detailed list of 2012 Rocklahoma ticket options, VIP packages and amenities, please visit this location. Camping tickets may be purchased by calling the Rocklahoma Camping Office at (866) 310-2288 or emailing info@feverfest.com. Campgrounds open on Sunday, May 20 and will remain open though Tuesday, May 29.

The Miss Rocklahoma competition returns this year. From March 15 through April 18, contestants can enter for a chance to be crowned Miss Rocklahoma 2012 by uploading their photo and information through the Rocklahoma website. The top ten women who best embody the rock ‘n roll spirit of Rocklahoma will be announced on April 25th. From April 25-May 11, rock fans from around the world can vote online for their favorite Miss Rocklahoma contestant. The top five finalists–revealed May 14–will take part in an onstage competition at Rocklahoma on May 25, with one lucky contestant being crowned the winner and ambassador for Rocklahoma 2012.

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OSI Reveals "Fire Make Thunder" Album Details

“Fire Make Thunder” marks the fourth undertaking for the collaborative duo known as Office of Strategic Influence (OSI). Formed in 2002 by Jim Matheos (Fates Warning, Arch/Matheos) and Kevin Moore (Chroma Key, former Dream Theater keyboardist), OSI is a long distance partnership, both musicians typically writing and recording alone and sending song ideas back and forth for further elaboration. Written and recorded throughout most of 2011, this latest release once again reflects the eclectic influences of both Matheos and Moore.

The “Fire Make Thunder” album is slated for a March 27th release via Metal Blade Records. The track listing is as follows:

1) Cold Call
2) Guards
3) Indian Curse
4) Enemy Prayer
5) Wind Won’t Howl
6) Big Chief II
7) For Nothing
8) Invisible Men

Additionally, OSI has released an exclusive audio medley from “Fire Make Thunder,” which features audio samples from the upcoming release. The medley as well as pre-order opportunities can be accessed here.

Returning as the band’s session drummer is Gavin Harrison of Porcupine Tree, this time co-writing one of the tracks with the band. All other instruments and programming were performed by both Matheos and Moore, while vocals and lyrics were handled exclusively by Moore.

All of the recording for “Fire Make Thunder,” with the exception of drums, was done by Moore and Matheos at each musician’s respective home studio with drums being recorded at Harrison’s home in London. Final overdubs as well as some additional writing/arranging was completed in July 2011 in Jamaica, Iowa, where the band mixed alongside engineer Matt Sepanic at Sound Farm Studio and Recording Environment. Mastering was handled by renowned engineer Roger Siebel. The record was produced by both Moore and Matheos.

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Impending Doom Announce January Tour Dates

U.S. deathcore band Impending Doom announced a string of U.S. tour dates before the big Metal Alliance Tour 2012 (with The Faceless, Dying Fetus, Job For A Cowboy, 3 Inches of Blood, and Impending Doom).

Confirmed dates in January are as follows:

Impending Doom w/Molotov Solution, Volumes, Elitist & AdestriA (unless noted)

Jan 24 – The Underground (Mesa, AZ)
Jan 25 – Las Cruces Event Center (Las Cruces, NM) (w/Elitist)
Jan 26 – Nikki Rowe VFW (Mcallen, TX)
Jan 27 – The White Rabbit (San Antonio, TX)
Jan 28 – The Door (Winter Jamboree 2012) (Dallas, TX) (w/Whitechapel, Molotov Solution &
Volumes)
Jan 29 – Jakes (Lubbock, TX)
Jan 30 – El Rey Theatre (Albuquerque, NM) (w/Elitist)
Jan 31 – The Box Office (Las Vegas, NV)

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Fuck The Facts Updates North American Tour Schedule

Fuck The Facts will head out on a brief run of East Coast tour dates starting Monday, July 18th in Burlington, VT. From there, the band will work its way down to Atlanta, GA and back. Fuck the Facts will also be touring into northeast Canada alongside Misery Index in August. A listing of confirmed FTF tour dates and cites can be found below.

The band has been working on the new full-length “Die Miserable” in-between touring at the group’s home studio. The album has just been mastered and a fall 2011 release date is expected. Additional album details and in-studio footage to be posted soon.

July 18 Burlington, VT 242 Main
July 19 Providence, RI Firehouse 13 (w/ David Carradine, Meek is Murder)
July 20 Brighton, MA Pt109
July 21 Wilmington, DE Mojo 13
July 22 Richmond, VA Strange Matter
July 23 Raleigh, NC King’s Barcade
July 24 Atlanta, GA 529 Club
July 25 Charlotte, NC The Milestone
July 26 Baltimore, MD Sidebar Tavern
July 27 Hartford, CT Whitney House (w/ David Carradine, Warfear)
Aug. 18 Rimouski, QC Cactus Show Bar
Aug. 19 Moncton, NB Manhattan Club (w/ Misery Index, Unbreakable Hatred)
Aug. 20 Halifax, NS Gus Pub (w/ Misery Index, Unbreakable Hatred)
Aug. 21 Charlottetown, PE Baba’s (w/ Misery Index, Unbreakable Hatred)
Aug. 22 Fredericton, NB Capital Complex (w/ Misery Index, Unbreakable Hatred)
Aug. 24 North Bay, ON Granite Hall
Aug. 25 Sudbury, ON Juilee Centre
Aug. 26 Toronto, ON Hardluck Bar
Aug. 27 Port Burwell, ON Outback Camping (as part of Southern Ontario Metal Festival)
Sept. 16 Sherbrooke, QC Bar Le Magog
Sept. 17 Drummondville, QC Cabaret Box Office
Sept. 24 Quebec City, QC Salle Multi De Meduse
Oct. 9 Ottawa, ON Maverick’s (w/ Napalm Death)

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Fuck The Facts Updates North American Tour Schedule

Fuck The Facts will head out on a brief run of East Coast tour dates starting Monday, July 18th in Burlington, VT. From there, the band will work its way down to Atlanta, GA and back. Fuck the Facts will also be touring into northeast Canada alongside Misery Index in August. A listing of confirmed FTF tour dates and cites can be found below.

The band has been working on the new full-length “Die Miserable” in-between touring at the group’s home studio. The album has just been mastered and a fall 2011 release date is expected. Additional album details and in-studio footage to be posted soon.

July 18 Burlington, VT 242 Main
July 19 Providence, RI Firehouse 13 (w/ David Carradine, Meek is Murder)
July 20 Brighton, MA Pt109
July 21 Wilmington, DE Mojo 13
July 22 Richmond, VA Strange Matter
July 23 Raleigh, NC King’s Barcade
July 24 Atlanta, GA 529 Club
July 25 Charlotte, NC The Milestone
July 26 Baltimore, MD Sidebar Tavern
July 27 Hartford, CT Whitney House (w/ David Carradine, Warfear)
Aug. 18 Rimouski, QC Cactus Show Bar
Aug. 19 Moncton, NB Manhattan Club (w/ Misery Index, Unbreakable Hatred)
Aug. 20 Halifax, NS Gus Pub (w/ Misery Index, Unbreakable Hatred)
Aug. 21 Charlottetown, PE Baba’s (w/ Misery Index, Unbreakable Hatred)
Aug. 22 Fredericton, NB Capital Complex (w/ Misery Index, Unbreakable Hatred)
Aug. 24 North Bay, ON Granite Hall
Aug. 25 Sudbury, ON Juilee Centre
Aug. 26 Toronto, ON Hardluck Bar
Aug. 27 Port Burwell, ON Outback Camping (as part of Southern Ontario Metal Festival)
Sept. 16 Sherbrooke, QC Bar Le Magog
Sept. 17 Drummondville, QC Cabaret Box Office
Sept. 24 Quebec City, QC Salle Multi De Meduse
Oct. 9 Ottawa, ON Maverick’s (w/ Napalm Death)

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Neuraxis Officially Announce New Vocalist

Montreal based NEURAXIS have announced that
vocalist
Alex Leblanc (ATHERETIC, POINT BLANK RAGE) has joined
as permanent member of the band. The band comments:
“After completing the European Domination tour, we
knew Alex was the right man for the job. His vocals
were crushing, and he displayed a very intense energy
both onstage and offstage. We look forward to Alex
contributing to the writing of our next album.”

NEURAXIS has confirmed they will be touring Canada
in
May with MARTYR. The following dates have been
confirmed:

Mar. 24 – L’Epiphanie, QC @ Epiphanie Metal Fest (w/MARTYR)
Apr. 06 – Quebec, QC @ L’Imperial (w/ MARTYR)
Apr. 27 – Ottawa, QC @ Babylon (w/GHOULUNATICS)

May 17 – Thunder Bay, ON @ The Office (w/ MARTYR)
May 18 – Winnipeg, MB @ The Zoo (w/ MARTYR)
May 22 – Calgary, AB @ The Underground (w/ MARTYR)
May 23 – Edmonton, AB @ The Mead Hall (w/ MARTYR)
May 24 – Prince George, BC @ The Moose Hall (w/MARTYR)
May 25 – Vancouver, BC @ Balmoral (w/ MARTYR)
May 26 – Victoria, BC @ Sugar Club (w/ MARTYR)

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Neuraxis Officially Announce New Vocalist

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