BLOODSTOCK add EMPEROR, DEVILDRIVER and NAILS to 2018!

BLOODSTOCK add EMPEROR, DEVILDRIVER and NAILS to 2018!

As we creep into October, BLOODSTOCK is very excited to announce three more bands for 2018!

Joining Friday’s bill in the Ronnie James Dio main stage special guest slot are black metal legends, EMPEROR in a UK exclusive appearance.  Frontman Ihsahn tells us that they’ll be performing a special set based around one of their classic albums.  “We’re finally bringing the 20th Anniversary show for ‘Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk’ to the UK!  We’ll be performing the album in its entirety and look forward to celebrating with everyone at BLOODSTOCK!”  Check out a stream of the atmospheric opus here and get excited for next August – https://youtu.be/Jmlhq5rtFXw.

Also stepping into a main stage slot on Sunday are Californian circle pit kings, DEVILDRIVER.  Frontman Dez Fafara tells us “DEVILDRIVER is playing BLOODSTOCK in 2018 and we couldn’t be more fucking ready to bring the heavy and get the whole festival moving!  We are thankful for the opportunity and can’t wait to see everyone there!  Get ready to get the fuck in the pit!”  Check out the band doing what they do best in the video for the title track of their current studio album, ‘Trust No One’ – https://youtu.be/XuVibnWHoLA.

Hotly-tipped, super brutal three-piece, NAILS land a Ronnie James Dio main stage slot on Sunday in a UK exclusive show.  Frontman Todd Jones informs us, “I’ve been following BLOODSTOCK and looking at their advertisements online for the past few years, admiring how great a job the festival does having a great mix of underground bands and some of metal’s biggest and finest.  We’re proud to finally say we’re part of what BLOODSTOCK is doing to fight the good fight!  We’ll see all you motherfuckers at BLOODSTOCK!!!”  Not familiar with NAILS?  Melt your face with 1.31 mins of hardcore intensity via the video for ‘You Will Never Be One Of Us’ – https://youtu.be/hGGGh03jN4w.

With Friday night headliners, JUDAS PRIEST, Saturday night headliners, GOJIRA and Sunday headliners, NIGHTWISH already announced for next year’s event, 2018 is shaping up to be another stellar year for BLOODSTOCK.

Snap up your VIP tickets now as they’re going fast!  The first wave of Serpents Lair VIP tickets (priced £290) and deluxe VIP packages are in the ticket store now for those who want their VIP spot guaranteed.  Luxpads have already sold out, but a selection of Podpads, Bellepads and Octopads are still available.  A smaller second wave and a limited amount of VIP upgrades will then become available on 16th December at 9am.  Don’t delay if you want to join us in the VIP Serpents Lair, as they’re moving faster than ever before!

Standard weekend tickets are also currently available at ‘early bird’ prices (just £125 for four days of metal fun) so grab yours now at the ticket store if you want to save £20!  In order to keep up with inflation and extra costs in 2018, standard weekend tickets with camping will increase from last year’s £139 to £145 once the ‘early bird’ allocation is gone.  The limited allocation of VIP upgrades (for those who’ve bought early bird tickets) will cost £145.

BLOODSTOCK will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 9th-12th August 2018.  Get additional information over at www.bloodstock.uk.com.

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Its Competition Time Again! Win a copy of the latest Black Stone Cherry Release – ‘Black To Blues’

Yes that’s right! We’ve got another competition for you. Announced on last nights Unchained Rock Show on ARfm.

Those fine Kentucky boys Black Stone Cherry have released a new EP ‘Black To Blues’ of their favourite blues track and recorded them in true Black Stone Cherry Style. Thanks to our friends at Mascot Label Group we have a copy to give away.

As usual it’s a pretty straight forward affair, all you have to do to enter with the chance to win a copy of the Black To Blues CD is answer the following question:

On the new Black Stone Cherry EP, the boys cover the classic ‘Built For Comfort’.

Who wrote the original song?

Send your answer with your postal address via email to;

Black Stone Cherry Comp

email; unchained@arfm.co.uk

Entries close at 9:00pm on Monday 16th October.

Winners will be announced on next weeks Unchained Rock Show 16th October at 9:30pm

Black Stone Cherry pay tribute to their blues roots and heroes on new 6-track EP

Black to Blues is out now on CD, blue vinyl, download and streaming.
In case you didn’t know, Mascot Label Group is home to some of the finest blues icons of this generation, such as Joe Bonamassa, Beth Hart, Walter Trout, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Eric Gales, Jonny Lang, Robben Ford, Bernie Marsden, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Sonny Landreth and more. Now’s the perfect time to add Black Stone Cherry to this illustrious list!

But before you think “Hey, blues… That’s something my dad listens to…”, these four young guys will prove you wrong.

Black Stone Cherry selected 6 of their favorite tunes by Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, Freddie King and Albert King, and reimagined them with the meaty moxie of classic BSC.

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Competition Time! Win a copy of the new Black Country Communion album ‘BCCIV’

Yes that’s right there’s still time to enter our competition. We’ve got 2 copies of the new Black Country Communion album ‘BCCIV’ to give away thanks to our friends at Mascot Label Group. So 2 lucky people have the chance to win!!

Black Country Communion the Anglo-American rock group comprising vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Trapeze), drummer Jason Bonham (Led Zeppelin, Foreigner), Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater, Alice Cooper, Billy Idol) and blues-rock guitarist/vocalist Joe Bonamassa, released their long awaited and highly anticipated fourth album, “BCCIV” via Mascot Records on Friday September 22nd 2017. This is the band’s first studio album since 2013’s “Afterglow”.

Just like its three predecessors, “BCCIV” was overseen by Kevin Shirley, whose catalogue of hit records for Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, Aerosmith, Journey, The Black Crowes, has made him the hottest producer that rock music has to offer. Shirley, who originally had the idea of putting Hughes and Bonamassa in a band after seeing them jamming together onstage in Los Angeles back in November 2009 – is the group’s unofficial ‘fifth member’.

So here’s what you got to do, as ever here at ARfm, The Unchained Rock Show, it’s a nice and easy question!

What is the name of Derek Sherinians latest band project?

Send your answer with your postal details on an email to:

unchained@arfm.co.uk 

Entries close at 9pm on 9th October.

2 winners will be drawn on 9th October live on The Unchained Rock Show at 9:30pm.

So what are you waiting for?

 

Don’t forget you can catch Black Country Communion Live

Black Country Communion are pleased to announce two exclusive concerts in Europe during January 2018 to support the release of their new album “BCCIV”.

The band will play Wolverhampton Civic Hall on Tuesday 2nd January and London Hammersmith Apollo on Thursday 4th January 2018.

Tickets on sale to the general public and can be booked online from www.ticketmaster.co.uk and www.eventim.co.uk.

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JOE SATRIANI ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE OF WHAT HAPPENS NEXT ON JANUARY 12TH

G3 U.S. TOUR SET TO LAUNCH ON JANUARY 11TH

Tour features Satriani, John Petrucci (Dream Theater) & Phil Collen (Def Leppard)

“Beyond the Supernova” Documentary by ZZ Satriani to Premiere at Mill Valley Film Festival – October 14th

Pre-order the album here – https://lnk.to/WHN

World-renowned guitar virtuoso, JOE SATRIANI, announces the release of his 16th solo album, What Happens Next, set for release, January 12, 2018 on Sony/Legacy Recordings.  Just a day prior to the album release, SATRIANI revives his G3 tour entity, inviting Dream Theater’s John Petrucci and Def Leppard lead guitarist, Phil Collen to join him.  The G3 tour launches on January 11 in Seattle, WA and continues across the U.S. before winding up on February 25 in Milwaukee, WI.  There is a special tour pre-sale promotion giving fans the opportunity to buy concert tickets with the new album as well as VIP packages. Visit https://lnk.to/WHN for more information, pre-sale opportunities and specific market pre-sale and on-sale dates.

The new, instrumentally electrifying album features a power trio of legendary status; SATRIANI on guitar and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee bassist Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple/Black Country Communion) and drummer Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), the latter reuniting with SATRIANI for the first time since their work in the supergroup Chickenfoot. SATRIANI is once again joined by producer/engineer/mixer Mike Fraser, his frequent collaborator over the last 20 years, on What Happens Next. Fraser is well-known for recording/mixing every AC/DC album since 1990’s The Razors Edge along with his classic works with SATRIANI going back to the release of Crystal Planet in 1998.

These new tracks literally vibrate the soul with an energy rarely found these days. From the dynamic opening track, “Energy”, to the majestic crunch of “Thunder High On The Mountain”, and the easy, sensual cords of “Smooth Soul”. This unparalleled rock-rhythm section gives What Happens Next a depth of groove that sets it apart from SATRIANI’s other work.

Since its debut in 1996, SATRIANI’s G3 tour has featured the world’s greatest guitarists (everyone from Steve Vai and Eric Johnson to Steve Lukather and Robert Fripp) and has become a consistent concert hall sell-out attraction in the U.S., South America, Europe, Australia and Japan. “I could say that I’m surprised at the durability of G3 and how much it’s grown, but in a way I’m not,” SATRIANI says with a laugh, “I think part of its charm and its mojo is in the chemistry of having three top guitarists share what they do on stage. It’s fun, it’s unpredictable, it’s wild – it’s everything you could want in a show.”

In addition to this new album and exciting tour news, a new documentary “Beyond the Supernova” shot by SATRIANI’s filmmaker son, ZZ, makes its debut at the Mill Valley Film Festival this October.  The tour documentary chronicles Joe, along with his band and crew, on their last “Shockwave Supernova” tour throughout Europe and Asia.

Satriani’s Strange Beautiful Music: A Musical Memoir first released in May 2014 will now be available in paperback.  Pre-orders are available now with the official release on November 7, 2017.  The paperback version includes a new chapter focusing on SATRIANI’s last album, Shockwave Supernova. Read an excerpt from the new chapter HERE.

“What Happens Next” Track Listing:

1 – Energy                                                                        7 – Headrush

2 – Catbot                                                                         8 – Looper

3 – Thunder High On The Mountain                          9 – What Happens Next

4 – Cherry Blossoms                                                       10 – Super Funky Badass

5 – Righteous                                                                   11 – Invisible

6 – Smooth Soul                                                               12 – Forever And Ever

FINAL BANDS ANNOUNCED FOR BLOODSTOCK 2017!

With three weeks to go til the metal hoards descend on Catton Park for a weekend of heavy merriment, BLOODSTOCK is pleased to reveal the final bands for this year and some extracurricular entertainment!

Joining the Ronnie James Dio main stage on Sunday are hotly tipped five-piece VENOM PRISON (www.facebook.com/venomprison). The Welsh death metallers romped home with the Best New Band gong at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards last month.  Check out their latest video ‘Perpetrator Emasculation’, taken from their Prosthetic Records debut, ‘Animus’ – https://youtu.be/7I5vy2luGhQ.

Regrettably, we’ve two switches as MANTAR have had to withdraw from their slot on the Sophie Lancaster stage on Saturday, but the very capable RED RUM (www.facebook.com/redrummetal) will fill their boots.  Hailing from the Saxon county of Notts, don’t miss this folk-metal collection of cut-throat pirates, epic Vikings, and bloodthirsty warriors! Discover ‘Booze & Glory’ at: https://youtu.be/ZJPLOzGZvWg.  Also due to circumstances beyond our control, SCARAB will no longer be able to appear, so UK thrash heroes, XENTRIX (www.facebook.com/xentrixmetal) will make a welcome return debuting their new singer (who they met at BLOODSTOCK last year) and step into their Saturday evening Sophie Stage spot.

BLOODSTOCK can also now announce the final batch of bands from this year’s Metal 2 The Masses competition.  Performing on the Hobgoblin New Blood stage Friday will be Hitchin victors RAZE THE VOID (www.facebook.com/RazeTheVoid) with their brand of prog meets melo-death, Oxford metal champions K-LACURA (www.facebook.com/klacura), and tech riffers EMBODIMENT (www.facebook.com/embodimentofficial) who won in Bristol. Saturday welcomes Yorkshire metalheads HOOFKNUCKLE (www.facebook.com/hoofKnuckle), who took first prize in Selby, and Lincs tog dogs HUNDRED YEAR OLD MAN (www.facebook.com/hundredyearoldman). Rounding things out on Sunday are Northants hard rockers SWITCHBLADE CITY (www.facebook.com/SwitchBladeCityUK), London tech progsters SENTIENCE (www.facebook.com/SentienceUK), Birmingham alternative prog victors NETHERHALL (www.facebook.com/NetherhallUK), and electro rockers SEETHING AKIRA (www.facebook.com/seethingakira), who grabbed the top spot in Bournemouth. Also joining the fun on Sunday are Hobgoblin upload winners, BATTALIONS (www.facebook.com/BattalionsSludge), bringing the sludge and grind from their hometown of Hull.

BLOODSTOCK has also managed to squeeze one more band on to the Jagermeister stage on Sunday.  If you like old school thrash, be sure to head over to catch Kettering headbangers UNITRA (www.facebook.com/unitraband).

Not sure where to visit first or maybe it’s your first trip to BLOODSTOCK?  Download the BLOODSTOCK app to view this year’s site map or visit www.bloodstock.uk.com/pages/event-info for the map and a wealth of other useful info!

Each night after the bands finish on the Sophie stage, there’s plenty of entertainment happening with DJs playing your favourite rock and metal tracks into the early hours.  There’ll also be lots of fire as we welcome the return of the PYROHEX ladies on all three nights, and back by popular demand on Friday night is METAL KARAOKE.

If you happened to snap up VIP Serpents Lair tickets, there’s a number of exclusive sets for you in the VIP bar.  Friday we welcome everyone’s favourite Star Wars-themed outfit, DARTH ELVIS & THE IMPERIALS (www.facebook.com/darthelvis/), Saturday sees slots from UK stoner rockers STEAK (www.facebook.com/steakuk) and doom/punk/blues duo, NOISEPICKER (www.facebook.com/noisepickernoisepicker/), while Sunday will feature classic rock & metal covers squad, BLACK SHOT ROSE (www.facebook.com/BlackShotRose).

Planning your travel to BLOODSTOCK?  Need a ride or driving there and want cash for your empty seats?  BLOODSTOCK have teamed up with GOCARSHARE!  Register where you’re travelling to/from, or your route, and then wait for drivers/passengers to get in touch!  GOCARSHARE is integrated with Facebook, so you can check out your possible travel buddies and they encourage travellers to post feedback.  Plus you might even win a pair of tickets for next year!  For full details, head over to http://gocarshare.com/festival/bloodstock.  Prefer to come by coach?  BIG GREEN COACH have 21 departure cities directly to BLOODSTOCK in 2017, from all over the UK.  They’ll bring you, all your camping gear and beer supplies, and drop you hassle free right inside the festival grounds.  Visit http://www.biggreencoach.co.uk/events/bloodstock-festival-tickets-coach-travel. For more travel info, look at http://www.bloodstock.uk.com/pages/travel-info.

Already announced for 2017 are our three headliners AMON AMARTH, GHOST, and MEGADETH, plus ARCH ENEMY, KREATOR, BLIND GUARDIAN, HATEBREED, TESTAMENT, OBITUARY, KING 810, BRUJERIA, WHITECHAPEL, SKINDRED, POSSESSED, ANNIHILATOR, MUNICIPAL WASTE, HELL, DECAPITATED, SOILWORK, CHELSEA GRIN, FALLUJAH, HAVOK, MACABRE, INQUISITION, DEVILMENT, SCARAB, WINTERSUN, ONI, DENDERA, KROH, ABHORRENT DECIMATION, PUPPY, FOREVER STILL, THE ONE HUNDRED, BOSSK, WINTERFYLLETH, LIONIZE, BLIND HAZE, ARTHEMIS and many more.  For the full list, visit http://www.bloodstock.uk.com!  Visit BLOODSTOCK’s social media at https://www.facebook.com/bloodstock and https://twitter.com/bloodstockfest for the latest news!

BLOODSTOCK will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 10th-13th August 2017.  Pick up weekend or day tickets at http://bloodstock.seetickets.com. Bring your mates or the whole family – if they’re under 4 years old, they can come for free!

BLOODSTOCK RELEASE DAY TICKETS, GALLERY INFO, & MORE FOR 2017

BLOODSTOCK release their day tickets at 9am tomorrow, 30th June!  Tickets will be priced at £60 (plus booking fee) and are available at http://bloodstock.seetickets.com.  Four-day ‘weekend tickets with camping’ are also still available, priced £139 (plus booking fee). Children’s weekend tickets are just £35 (+ booking fee) and under 4’s go free!  Weekend tickets are selling faster than ever this year and may well sell out entirely before festival weekend, so don’t delay if you want to guarantee access to the UK’s best metal weekender!

One thing that sets BLOODSTOCK apart from other festivals is festival founder, Paul Raymond Gregory’s on-site RAM Gallery.  In addition to showing selections from his own world-renowned portfolio, Paul invites some of his favourite rock & metal-related artists to exhibit.  This year he welcomes Berlin-based artist and illustrator, Eliran Kantor, who’ll show six pieces of work.  Eliran has created sleeve art for numerous metal artists including Testament, Soulfly, Iced Earth, and Hatebreed.  Returning to the RAM Gallery in 2017 is Orange County artist, Christian Sloan Hall, who show a few of the many pieces of work he’s created for our Friday headliner, AMON AMARTH.  Christian will be in the gallery to sign limited edition prints, which will be available for sale, so come by, say hello and snap up something extra special for your wall.  Also exhibiting will be Daniel P. Carter; artist, musician, and presenter of the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show.  Dan studied at the prestigious St Martins School of Art and has created sleeves for many albums, most recently Me And That Man’s debut (Nergal from Behemoth’s side project), ‘Songs of Love And Death’.  On the photography side, the RAM Gallery is also thrilled to welcome celebrated rock photographer, Paul Harries, who’ll show six photographic pieces from his incredible portfolio.  Adding a new flavour to the gallery this year is Heathen Waxworks.  Their hand-carved 3D candleware in a range of unique designs are based on RAM Gallery-appropriate mythical and esoteric themes; Nordic Storm, Pagan Woodland, Native American, Hammered Horror and Satanic Majesty.  Lastly but not leastly, regular RAM Gallery contributor and luthier Cynosure, creator of hand-made guitars as art, will be exhibiting two brand new bespoke instruments.  One of the new instruments is Saxon-inspired and will sit on the ‘Saxon Wall’ beside pieces of Paul Gregory’s original artwork for the British metal stalwarts.  The other….well, that’ll be a surprise.  Be sure to drop into the gallery to see it!

 

The finals for this year’s ‘Metal 2 The Masses’ campaign steamroll on and BLOODSTOCK can now reveal the next round of winners landing a slot on the New Blood stage.  Livening up proceedings on Saturday are Merseyside winners REAPER (www.facebook.com/OfficialReaperUK), Nottingham champions RAISED BY OWLS (www.facebook.com/RaisedByOwls), Burnley victors WARD XVI (www.facebook.com/WardXVI) and DECREPIT MONOLITH (www.facebook.com/decrepitmonolith) who landed the top spot in Newcastle.  The heavy riffage of PROGNOSIS (www.facebook.com/Prognosis1) who took first prize in Manchester, are added to Sunday’s bill.  BLOODSTOCK has also decided to extend an invitation to three other exceptional bands, so performing on Friday, are Dorset’s sludge/groove metallers THUUM (https://youtu.be/tyJfpdbE9Vs) and Carlisle’s runners up, the prog/tech death BLOOD THREAD (https://youtu.be/73sYRntuB94).  Dublin’s second-placed NA CRUITHNE (https://youtu.be/Q5QzFgZFMq0) also join the bill Sunday, bringing a unique blend of groove & black metal, but with influences from traditional Irish, Scottish, and Breton music.

 

BLOODSTOCK is pleased to reveal that the festival’s official charity partner for 2017 will once again be TEENAGE CANCER TRUST.  Since partnering up in 2011, BLOODSTOCK is very proud that over £50,000 has been raised to date to help young people facing cancer.  Don’t miss the charity’s stall in the market area, where you can purchase Teenage Cancer Trust merchandise and join in the popular ‘T-Shirt Amnesty’ (bring your unwanted band t-shirts to donate or swap).

 

Planning your travel to BLOODSTOCK?  Need a lift or driving there and want cash for your empty seats?  BLOODSTOCK have teamed up with GOCARSHARE!  Register where you’re travelling to/from, or your route, and then wait for drivers/passengers to get in touch!  GOCARSHARE is integrated with Facebook, so you can check out your possible travel buddies and they encourage travellers to post feedback.  Plus you might even win a pair of tickets for next year!  For full details, head over to http://gocarshare.com/festival/bloodstock.  Prefer to come by coach?  BIG GREEN COACH have 21 departure cities directly to BLOODSTOCK in 2017, from all over the UK.  They’ll bring you, all your camping gear and beer supplies, and drop you hassle free right inside the festival grounds.  Visit http://www.biggreencoach.co.uk/events/bloodstock-festival-tickets-coach-travel. For more travel info, look at http://www.bloodstock.uk.com/pages/travel-info.

 

Already announced for 2017 are our three headliners AMON AMARTH, GHOST, and MEGADETH, plus ARCH ENEMY, KREATOR, BLIND GUARDIAN, HATEBREED, TESTAMENT, OBITUARY, KING 810, BRUJERIA, WHITECHAPEL, SKINDRED, POSSESSED, ANNIHILATOR, MUNICIPAL WASTE, HELL, DECAPITATED, SOILWORK, CHELSEA GRIN, MACABRE, INQUISITION, SCARAB, WINTERSUN, ONI, DENDERA, KROH, ABHORRENT DECIMATION, PUPPY, THE ONE HUNDRED, BOSSK, WINTERFYLLETH, LIONIZE, BLIND HAZE, ARTHEMIS, DEVILMENT and many more.  For the full list, visit http://www.bloodstock.uk.com – even more bands are still be announced!  Stay tuned to BLOODSTOCK’s social media at https://www.facebook.com/bloodstock and https://twitter.com/bloodstockfest for the latest!

BLOODSTOCK will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 10th-13th August 2017.  Pick up tickets at http://bloodstock.seetickets.com.

STEVE VAI TO RELEASE NEW MODERN PRIMITIVE ALBUM ON JULY 7, 2017

Virtuoso guitarist and visionary composer Steve Vai will release “Modern Primitive on July 7th, 2017 through Favored Nations Entertainment, the indie label founded by Vai in 1999. Originally included as a companion disk to Vai’s 25th anniversary release of his seminal “Passion and Warfare” CD, “Modern Primitive” will be released by itself as the 7th instalment of the Steve Vai “Secret Jewel Box,” an ambitious 10 CD box set that was originally released in December 2001. This stand-alone release of “Modern Primitive” will be a limited edition album and has been modified specifically for Vai’s Secret Jewel Box, making this an instant collector’s item for Vai fans around the globe.

Photo’s:Larry DiMarzio

Modern Primitive is comprised of material that was written and partially recorded with Vai’s band “The Classified” back in the early 80’s. “The Classified” consisted of Tommy Mars on Keyboards, Chris Frazier on drums, Stu Hamm on bass and Sue Mathis on vocals and keyboards that he formed after his first solo record Flex-Able (1983) and prior to the writing and recording of the music on Vai’s renowned, Passion and Warfare (1990). Vai completed the recording in 2016, 30 years after its inception. The album represents that missing link that exposes the colossal growth period between Flex-Able and Passion and Warfare.

“The music on Modern Primitive was written and recorded with virtually no expectations for its future,” Vai said. “As a result, there was an opening up to a powerful and personal creativity that allowed me to find the most stimulation music I could conjure. So far it’s my favorite album that I ever made.”

Steve Vai Secret Jewel Box copy

Vai’s “Secret Jewel Box Set,” a deluxe 10”x6”x6” gloss black box, lined with red velvet, features compartments for a total of 10 CDs, 3 guitar picks, and a 100-page booklet. Hidden in a flap on the underside of the box in an exclusive CD interview with Steve specifically about the project. Much of the recordings contained in “The Secret Jewel Box” are comprised of various material from dozens of different records including guest appearances, film soundtracks, bonus tracks, a piano reduction CD, and a full CD comprised of choice tracks that Vai contributed to while working with Frank Zappa in the early 80’s. All of the rare and essential Vai recordings that do not appear on his solo records are collected here, with many surprises for even the most hardcore collector. A limited run of 7,000 units of the box set was manufactured and sold out.

Favored Nations’ Modern Primitive is available for pre-order on Amazon.com

 

THE IRON MAIDENS – WORLD’S No.1 ALL-FEMALE IRON MAIDEN TRIBUTE BACK IN THE UK IN 2017

Run to the Hills: The Iron Maidens are back in town!

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After their triumphant UK debut in 2016, the world’s one and only all-female Iron Maiden tribute return to our shores in October, and this time they’re here to conquer the land of their idols beyond London.

Frontwoman Kirsten Chickinson can’t hide her excitement: ‘Having played the UK last year – and even getting to meet some of the original members of Iron Maiden – was a dream come true.  So returning to Iron Maiden Holy Land to play even more UK dates really takes the biscuit!  I can’t say I’ll have my pilot’s license in time to fly us over but maybe they’ll let me drive the lorry between shows!’. Chickinson and her hot troopers have announced a five date tour, which will see them bringing their electrifying live extravaganza back to the capital’s O2 Islington Academy and to Leamington Spa, Cardiff, Sheffield and Reading.

Overwhelmed by the enthusiastic fans reception, Linda comments ‘Playing our very first show in London last year was an energetic kick in the butt! Some of the audience traveled from quite far, we understand, to make this one special show. They were absolutely AMAZING! It took us 15 years to finally get here and we are SO glad to announce our return with 5 shows this time!’

Book now and get ready to scream for the loudest, sexiest and most talented metal maidens either side of the pond!

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Tickets are onsale now, details and booking info as follows:

DATE CITY VENUE BOOKINGS

October

Wed 25th Cardiff The Globe https://goo.gl/6TBMiB

Thur 26th Reading Sub 89 https://goo.gl/dkCZu1

Fri 27th Leamington Spa Assembly https://goo.gl/CrjFG0

Sat 28th Sheffield Plug https://goo.gl/pdrDwd

Sun 29th London O2 Islington Academy https://goo.gl/z7ykPw

London tickets are £20.00 (subject to booking fee) Doors 7pm. See venue websites for other times and prices. Buy tickets here: http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/event/1F005268A7AE4535

The Iron Maidens are Kirsten ‘Bruce Chickinson’ Rosenberg on vocals, Linda ‘Nikki McBURRain’ McDonald on drums, Nikki ‘Davina Murray’ Stringfield, Courtney ‘Adriana Smith’ Cox on guitars and Wanda ‘Steph Harris’ Ortiz on bass. All band members are highly trained professionals with diversified musical backgrounds, ranging from orchestral and musical theater to blues and rock.

Formed in 2001 in Southern California, they have quickly established themselves as one of the most notorious tribute act in the US, progressively expanding their fame far and beyond the Americas. They have conquered the attention of fans and fellow musicians with their musical prowess and electrifying live shows, where they perform hits and fan favourites from all phases of Iron Maiden’s career with appearances by mascot Eddie, the grim reaper, the devil and more.

The Iron Maidens have been joined on stage by the likes of Alex Skolnik from Testament, Lemmy, Megadeth’s Dave Ellefson, Anthrax’ Scott Ian and Judas Priest’s Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens. They were chosen to support Danzig, Cypress Hill, Snoop Dogg, Nightwish and Nevermore amongst others. They’ve been featured in Playboy and Hustler as well as Rolling Stone, Guitar World and Drum magazine.

Up the Irons!