Dee Snider (Ex-Twisted Sister) Premieres New Music Video “Become The Storm”

Ex-Twisted Sister singer Dee Snider premieres a music video for his new song “Become The Storm“. The cut is taken from his forthcoming album, “For The Love Of Metal“, out on July 27th via Napalm Records.

The release was produced by Hatebreed, Jasta, etc. frontman Jamey Jasta and boasts guest appearances of Lamb Of God‘s Mark Morton, Howard Jones (Light The Torch, ex-Killswitch Engage, etc.), Arch Enemy‘s Alissa White-Gluz, Joel Grind and Nick Bellmore of Toxic Holocaust and Kingdom Of Sorrow‘s Charlie Bellmore.

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Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed) & Dee Snider (Ex-Twisted Sister) Teasing New Project

Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider and vocalist Jamey Jasta of Hatebreed, etc. hit the studio together this week for their forthcoming project. Jasta shared the below clip via Instagram from those sessions:

This Dee Snider album is gonna be haaaaarrrrrd!! @deesniderofficial_

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Some guests are planned for the project with Howard Jones (Light The Torch/ex-Killswitch Engage) being one of the names tossed around.

Had the legend @deesniderofficial_ in the studio today!! It’s on!! #Metal

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Adrenaline Mob Fatal Traffic Accident Update: Bassist David Zablidowsky Confirmed Dead

Adrenaline Mob were involved in a fatal traffic accident while headed to a show in St. Petersburg, FL, as we reported earlier yesterday:

Now sad news has surfaced as it has been revealed that Adrenaline Mob’s bassist David Zablidowsky perished in the crash. The band’s former bassist John Moyer (Disturbed) confirmed the news, sharing the following post on Facebook:

Comments former drummer Mike Portnoy:

FUCK!!!!!!!! I just got off stage to about 50 texts…I am beyond devastated….I’ve been told my dear friend @zo2david didn’t make it FUCK

— Mike Portnoy ?? (@MikePortnoy) July 14, 2017

Tragedy previously struck the band in 2015 when Adrenaline Mob’s drummer AJ Pero (also Twisted Sister) passed away while touring with the band.

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New Album “Hell Sweet Hell” Announced By Crawler

Italian metal act Crawler announced the impending new release “Hell Sweet Hell.” The album is expected to drop in 2017 via Valery Records, with distribution via Audioglobe.

“Hell Sweet Hell” is the sophomore full length and the first album in six years. The album was recorded and completed at the tail end of 2015. The cover art was issued today and can be seen below.

Crawler was launched in 2002. In 2005, the band recorded the first demo “Undeads” and later, in 2008, released the debut EP “Burst.” In 2010, the band collaborated with famous producer Beau Hill (Twisted Sister) and issued the single “Knight of the Word,” which would become the title track of the debut full length release issued in 2011 via SG Records.

Stay tuned to further details on the album, which are expected over the next few months.

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Music Video For New Song “Born Free” Issued By Hansen & Friends

Coinciding with the exclusive one-time performance at this year’s Wacken Open Air Festival, legendary metal pioneer Kai Hansen premieres the official music video for his first single “Born Free” today. It is the first time fans are able to listen to a song from Hansen’s solo debut “XXX – Three Decades In Metal”.

The album will be released as CD, 2CD Special Edition incl. all 11 songs with Hansen on vocals, 2LP and digital on September 16th through earMUSIC.

Shot at Chameleon Studio in Hamburg where the album also was recorded, the video for “Born Free” perfectly captures the essence of the song. Starting with the line “Born in the city of Hamburg, in 1963…,” Kai sets the direction for his solo debut – a reference, a bow to his home town which is also represented in the images.

Hansen roars into the mic like his life depends on it – like a wild, unleashed beast – and breaks free with liberating screams. Add explosive guitar solos, heavy riffs and the stellar line up that is Alex Dietz (guitar player of Heaven Shall Burn) on bass, Eike Freese on guitar and phenomenal drummer Daniel Wilding (Carcass) to the mix, and you get everything you ever searched for in metal/hard rock. Guest stars to appear on the album include: Dee Snider (Twisted Sister), Hansi Kürsch (Blind Guardian), Marcus Bischoff (Heaven Shall Burn), Bill Steer (Carcass), Michael Amott (Arch Enemy), Sami Yli-Sirniö (Kreator) and Jeff Walker (Carcass).

Or as Hansen puts it in “Born Free”: “It made me feel so groovy – it gave me instant heat.”
And thus a new metal hymn is born. A hymn that will get fans all over the globe to stand up proud and shout “I am BORN FREE – NO LIMITS IN THE SKY”.

Check out the clip here:

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Frontiers Records Inks Deal With Q5

Frontiers Music Srl is proud to welcomes Q5 to the label. The band is slated to release the long awaited third studio album in early 2016.

Q5 was formed in 1983 by members of two popular Seattle bands: vocalist Jonathan K and guitarist (famous guitar tremolo inventor) Floyd Rose from The C.O.R.E. and Rick Pierce (guitar), Evan Sheeley (Bass) and Gary Thompson (drums) from TKO. Q5 released its first album, “Steel the Light” in 1984, receiving immediate critical acclaim, and landing them tours with Twisted Sister, Y&T and Lita Ford. The success of “Steel the Light” led them to eventually sign with Polygram/Squawk for their 1985 sophomore release “When the Mirror Cracks,” but due to personal differences, the original lineup dissolved shortly after this release.

In 1991, Jonathan K and Rick Pierce started a new project called Nightshade with drummer Jeffrey McCormack and bassist Anthony Magnelli and released their first album, “Dead of the Night.” The album was partially comprised of material that was to be the third Q5 release, and it received worldwide critical acclaim. In 2009, when Nightshade was slated to perform at the Headbangers Open Air Festivalin Germany, with Evan Sheeley on bass, the promoters asked if they would perform a second set as Q5 and the band agreed to do it. The fans response was overwhelming to say the least.

In 2014, Q5 was asked to perform at Sweden Rock Festival, a performance that the band had agreed would be a “one off” show, but at the completion of the performance, it was obvious that this was not an ending, but merely a beginning. Upon returning to Seattle, the band secured drummer Jeffrey McCormack (former Heir Apparent, Fifth Angel) again, and guitar virtuoso Dennis Turner to complete the line-up.

“Steel the Light” continues to be discovered and gain new fans all over the world. Critics are still touting the album as a “classic” and a “must have in any metalhead’s collection”. Bands such as Great White, Wolf, October 31 and many others have covered songs from the album, and fans are writing from all corners of the globe, eagerly anticipating the next chapter in the Q5 story…and that chapter begins NOW!

“We are truly honored to be with Frontiers!” says drummer Jeff McCormack.

More information is expected soon.

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Farewell Tour To Mark 40th Anniversary Announced By Twisted Sister

It was with heavy hearts that Twisted Sister said goodbye to their drummer A.J. Pero, who passed away on March 20.

Today, Twisted Sister members Dee Snider (vocals), Jay Jay French (guitar), Eddie Ojeda (guitar), and Mark “The Animal” Mendoza (bass), have announced that world renowned drummer Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater, Adrenaline Mob, Winery Dogs) is the replacement for their brother A.J. Pero for all shows this year.

To honor Pero’s memory, two shows will take place on the east coast and west coast. The first, on May 30th at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, will be filmed for broadcast, DVD, and CD. The second, for the A.J. Pero family, is scheduled on Saturday, June 13 at The Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ.

Additionally, fulfilling all concert obligations that have been made for the remainder of 2015 (in several different countries), Twisted Sister want their fans to know all festival dates that they have been advertised as playing will happen.

Finally, Twisted Sister has made it official that 2016 will formally close the touring chapter of their illustrious and legendary career. The “Forty and F*ck It” farewell shows celebrates the band’s 40th anniversary with the core line-up of Snider, French, Ojeda and Mendoza.

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“The Bridge” Movie To Feature Al Jourgenson

The upcoming feature film “The Bridge” brings together a cast of iconic rock musicians, some of whom will make their film debut: Joe Elliott of Def Leppard, Al Jourgensen of Ministry, Joey Santiago of the Pixies, Eddie Ojeda of Twisted Sister, Tiny Biuso of Doyle (ex-Misfit)/TSOL, Rick Warwick of Black Star Riders/Thin Lizzy, and Sin Quirin of Ministry.

Director/writer Bobby Field, with producers Denise Bohdan and Jason Gurvitz, announce the launch of their campaign for the film on Indiegogo. You can contribute to the campaign at this location.

Driven by its powerful original soundtrack, and written by Bobby Field, a musician and actor in his own right, “The Bridge” tells the story of a small town musical prodigy who must free himself from the shadows of his past to find love, hope and friendship that could lead him to the musical expression he never thought possible.

The campaign will offer fans unique experiences like building their own Fender guitar at Fender Factory with Jourgensen, Quirin or Santiago, “Joe Elliott’s Big Fat Package” featuring a Telecaster Guitar and other autographed memorabilia, or having Santiago make you his famous spaghetti in your home.

The campaign will also benefit The Fender Music Foundation, and Fender Musical Instruments Corporation’s Entertainment Marketing division will be providing key products for the actual filming.

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HAIL OF BULLETS to release “Warsaw Rising” Picture Disc in December!

– November 6th, 2014 –

Accompanies with first HOB show ever on Polish soil!

To celebrate the re-release of their semi-legendary and sold out “Warsaw Rising” EP as a picture disc edition, HAIL OF BULLETS have just announced their first ever show in Poland! The will take place December 20th at the ‘Metalowa Wigilia’ fest in Warsaw!

The “Warsaw Rising” picture disc will be released in Europe on December, 5th and is limited to 500 hand numbered copies. It will come with a sleeve and a free poster. Grab your copy while stock lasts at EMP or at our European ebay-store!

Warsaw Rising” track listing:
1. Warsaw Rising
2. Liberators
3. Destroyer (Twisted Sister cover)
4. Red Wolves Of Stalin (live)
5. Nachthexen (live)
6. The Crucial Offensive (live)

Martin van Drunen – vocals
Stephan Gebedi – guitars
Paul Baayens – guitars
Theo van Eekelen – bass
Ed Warby – drums

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TNT Streaming Full 30th Anniversary Concert

The godfathers of rock from TNT have released a full video stream of “TNT – 30th Anniversary 1982-2012 Live in Concert.” Watch the full hour and a half video below, courtesy of

Trondheim Symphony Orchestra accompanied the band throughout the 30th anniversary celebration evening, where TNT delivered a show filled with dynamics, power, and authenticity.

The lineup of the evening consisted of founding members Ronni Le Tekro and Diesel Dahl alongside later recruits Victor Borge and Tony Mills, and there are guest appearances by artists like Dee Snider (Twisted Sister), Hank von Helvete (Turbonegro), and Dag Ingebrigtsen.

You can also pick up your own copy of the DVD/CD release through Indie Recordings over at this location.

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