One thing fans of Warped Tour seem to have a love/hate relationship with is the diversity of acts on the tour. In one corner, pop-punk rules; in another, metal prevails… and tucked away in another, we find ska, reggae, or even the acoustic tent. Say what you will, but the diversity does add a certain level of mystique, especially when trying to guess who the new additions will be. Fuse TV ended the suspense on last night’s episode of Warped Roadies by announcing another diverse mix that includes Real Friends, Motionless In White, The Word Alive, The Wild Life, and Courage My Love. Check out previously announced bands along with the new routing below. (more…)
Iron Maiden may have stumbled onto a goldmine by taking advantage of music piracy. Pairing with analytic company Musicmetric to determine where their music is being pirated from, the band has taken to outlining tour dates in those areas to increase ticket sales. While the U.K. and U.S. markets are predictably high for piracy, there has also been a large spike in South American piracy for the band, particularly in Brazil. As it turns out, a large number of the band’s followers on Twitter are also from that region.
Gregory Mead, CEO and co-founder of Musicmetric explains, “With their constant touring, [the] report suggests Maiden have been rather successful in turning free file-sharing into fee-paying fans. This is clear proof that taking a global approach to live touring can pay off, and that having the data to track where your fan bases lie will become ever more vital.”
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The A.V. Club reports that Jackass director Jeff Tremaine will direct a movie version of Mí¶tley Crüe‘s ridiculously F’d-up tale of dumb depravity, as told in their 2001 official autobiography, The Dirt. Tremaine, obviously no stranger to translating dangerous excess to the screen, still has quite a task ahead of him. As A.V. Club’s Sean O’Neal puts it:
Tremaine acknowledges of the band’s tales of debauchery, Some of what they went through is funny, but overall this movie is not going to be a comedy. It’s pretty dark ” owing to the fact that Motley Crüe behaved like some real shitbags, and not in the fun, Jackass prank sort of way. With that in mind, the process now moves on to casting actors who play, or who understand how to deliver the charisma it takes to be onstage, as well the charisma it takes to be in a story that has them degrading and even raping groupies, then killing a guy, while still remaining oddly likeable. They should also be able to fake-sing Dr. Feelgood.
I hate these Oscar-bait movies.
Breakdowns are a dime a dozen in modern hard rock. So much so that no amount of 808 can cover the fact most bands are just carbon copies of one another with more-or-less melodramatic-sounding names. In the face of this, Fit For An Autopsy press forward with a sound entirely their own, and this afternoon they’re sharing a brand new song with anyone ready to hear the future of heavy metal.
“Tremors” is the latest track to debut online from Fit For An Autopsy’s highly-anticipated new album, Hellbound. According to the band, the track “is a song about giving up. Things just don’t get better sometimes. People go bad and you lose the ones you love to death, to drugs and to the darker places in life. It’s not easy to go through life and expect every day to be better than the one before it. Bad shit happens and it’s going to keep happening and that’s that.”
While there is no questioning the negativity running through their new music, “Tremors” is bound to play like a gift from the deities of rock for anyone longing for a new take on death metal. If you think you’re ready to experience all “Tremors” has to offer, head over to Soundcloud and prepare to mosh.
Karnivool have released a full album stream of their forthcoming effort, Asymmetry.
Partnering with GuitarWorld for the premiere, Karnivool have unleashed their latest heavy offering on the rock world more than a week ahead of its August 6 shelf date. The album boasts the band’s tightest, most technically savvy sound in their already critically acclaimed career, and contains more than a few tracks that deserve steady rotation at rock radio. You can stream the record over here.
Karnivool will begin the Asymmetry World Tour in Australia in late July and North American tour dates will be revealed soon. All tour dates can be found on the band’s official website.