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DEAD BY APRIL: Debut Album Will Be 'A Monster'

DEAD BY APRIL, the Swedish "pop/metal" act featuring former members of NIGHTRAGE, BY NIGHT, EVILDOER, MINDFALL and DEATHDESTRUCTION, has issued the following update: "We are heading for Stockholm and are entering the studio next week to proceed with recording the long-awaited [debut DEAD BY APRIL] album. We are really stoked and I can tell you ...

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SHINEDOWN: 'Second Chance' Video Available

"Second Chance", the new video from the Jacksonville, Florida-based rock outfit SHINEDOWN, is being premiered exclusively via MSN Video. The clip was shot in the band's home state in December. SHINEDOWN landed its ninth consecutive Top 5 hit at rock radio with "Second Chance". The band's run of hit singles from its first ...

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ROB ZOMBIE, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, QUEENSRŸCHE Members To Take Part In SAMSON's NAMM Program

Samson Technologies has a robust and growing artist relations program and will once again showcase this program at NAMM with a range of talented newcomers and seasoned veterans. This year, Samson's all-star schedule will feature over 20 artists from varying genres signing autographs and demonstrating products. With a plethora of artists ranging from metal icons ...

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SHINEDOWN Announces Lineup Change

Jacksonville, Florida-based hard rock/post-grunge band SHINEDOWN is elevating current guitarist Zach Myers to the role of lead guitarist beginning immediately. Myers is replacing Nick Perri who is leaving the group to explore other projects. "I'd like to thank Nick for touring with us over the past year," commented lead singer Brent Smith. "I wish Nick ...

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SHINEDOWN To Film 'Second Chance' Video

Atlantic Records recording group SHINEDOWN has landed its ninth consecutive Top 5 hit at rock radio with "Second Chance", now at #4. The band's run of hit singles from its first three albums makes it one of the most successful rock bands of the decade. SHINEDOWN launched "Second Chance" with a blistering performance on "The ...

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FLYLEAF Singer Says Voice Is 'Great' After Long Rest

According to The Pulse of Radio, FLYLEAF will hit the studio no later than January 2009 to begin work on the follow-up to its 2005 self-titled debut, which went platinum after selling more than one million copies. Much of that was due to the band's relentless touring schedule, which kept them on the road for ...

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APRIL DIVINE: Two New Songs Posted Online

Swedish alternative rock outfit APRIL DIVINE has posted two tracks from its upcoming album at www.aprildivine.com. The as-yet-untitled CD was recorded in Atlanta, Georgia with American producer Rick Beato (BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, DARK NEW DAY, SHINEDOWN, SEVENDUST, VINCE NEIL, SUBMERSED) and is scheduled for release in early 2009. APRIL DIVINE released its ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE: New Album Title, Concept Revealed

QUEENSRŸCHE is currently in the studio putting the finishing touches on its twelfth studio album, "American Soldier". The concept effort, due this spring from Rhino/Atco, finds the band once again tackling some heavy subject matter, this time focusing on telling the story of war from a firsthand perspective. Singer and chief songwriter Geoff Tate has ...

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SHINEDOWN Interviewed At BUZZFEST; Video Available

An eight-and-a-half-minute interview with the Jacksonville, Florida-based hard rock/post-grunge band SHINEDOWN conducted by Tammi Price at Buzzfest 2008 at Riverfront Park in downtown Nashville on September 13, 2008 can be viewed below. SHINEDOWN's "Devour" single recently reached #1 on both the Billboard Active and Mediabase Rock charts. Fresh off of its success, the band released ...

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AVENGED SEVENFOLD And BUCKCHERRY Flesh Out Rest Of Tour

According to The Pulse of Radio, AVENGED SEVENFOLD and BUCKCHERRY have fleshed out the details of their upcoming co-headlining tour that was rescheduled from September after AVENGED singer M. Shadows went down with throat problems. As previously reported, the trek will begin on November 4 in Casper, Wyoming, with dates now confirmed through December 3 ...

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SHINEDOWN Interviewed In UK; Video Available

Beartrap Pods conducted an interview with the Jacksonville, Florida-based hard rock/post-grunge band SHINEDOWN on October 8, 2008 at the Nottingham Rock City during the group's UK tour as the support act for DISTURBED. Watch the chat in two parts below. SHINEDOWN's "Devour" single recently reached #1 on both the Billboard Active and Mediabase Rock charts. ...

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SHINEDOWN: Footage Of Hamburg Acoustic Gig Posted Online

Jacksonville, Florida-based hard rock/post-grunge band SHINEDOWN recently played a rare acoustic show in Hamburg, Germany in support of its new album, "The Sound Of Madness". Video footage of the "Second Chance" performance recorded at the Hamburg show can be viewed on the web site of the German edition of Metal Hammer magazine. SHINEDOWN's ...

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SHINEDOWN: 'Rockline' Appearance Available For Streaming

Jacksonville, Florida-based hard rock/post-grunge band SHINEDOWN was intereviewed on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" with host Bob Coburn on Monday, September 15. The program is now available for streaming at this location. SHINEDOWN's "Devour" single recently reached #1 on both the Billboard Active and Mediabase Rock charts. Fresh off of its success, ...

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SHINEDOWN Featured In New Documentary

According to The Pulse of Radio, SHINEDOWN plays a role in a new HBO documentary called "Blindsided". The film tells the story of 11-year-old Jared Hara, a Florida boy who discovered that he was going blind due to a hereditary disorder passed to him genetically by his mother. Forced to give up his favorite sport, ...

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SHINEDOWN Launches 'Behind The Tat'

Jacksonville, Florida-based hard rock/post-grunge band SHINEDOWN has launched a new weekly feature on its official web site, Shinedown.com, called "Behind The Tat." Each week the band will tell you the stories and inspiration behind each of its tattoos. First up is bassist Eric Bass. A new audio interview with SHINEDOWN lead singer Brent ...

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Getting Live Show Right Led To AVENGED SEVENFOLD DVD

The Pulse of Radio reports: AVENGED SEVENFOLD's new DVD/CD set, "Live in the LBC & Diamonds in the Rough", was barely in stores last week when the news broke that the band had to cancel its U.S. tour because of singer M. Shadows' strained throat. Now that the dust has settled, guitarist Synyster Gates told ...

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BUCKCHERRY's 'Black Butterly' Takes Flight

The Pulse of Radio reports: BUCKCHERRY releases its fourth studio album, titled "Black Butterfly", on Tuesday (September 16). The CD follows up 2006's "15", which marked a huge comeback for the band after it was left for dead in 2002. "15" sold more than one million copies and produced several hit singles, with the song ...

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P.O.D. Replaces AVENGED SEVENFOLD At Mobile's BAYFEST

Spiritual hard rockers P.O.D. have replaced AVENGED SEVENFOLD on the billing of the BayFest 2008 on Saturday, October 4 in downtown Mobile, Alabama. AVENGED SEVENFOLD was forced to cancel all tour dates through October 15, including an appearance at BayFest, in order to allow frontman M. Shadows to rest his voice. P.O.D. will take the ...

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AVENGED SEVENFOLD Guitarist Says Tour Was 'Shot To Pieces'

The Pulse of Radio reports that AVENGED SEVENFOLD was forced to cancel its U.S. headlining tour, slated to start on Tuesday (September 16) in Moline, Illinois, because singer M. Shadows was afflicted with what his doctors called "vocal fatigue." Shadows will need two weeks of rest and two weeks of rehabilitation, but no surgery will ...

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BUCKCHERRY, SAVING ABEL, SHINEDOWN To Continue Trek Together

According to The Pulse of Radio, BUCKCHERRY, SHINEDOWN and SAVING ABEL will start their tour together on Tuesday (September 16) in Moline, Illinois, despite the loss of co-headliner AVENGED SEVENFOLD because of frontman M. Shadows's strained voice. BUCKCHERRY is now the sole headliner and a statement at the band's website is billing the trek as ...

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AVENGED SEVENFOLD Cancels Remaining Tour Dates

Orange County, California's AVENGED SEVENFOLD has cancelled the remaining shows on its current U.S. in order to allow frontman Matt Shadows to rest his voice. Shadows first began to experience problems singing during the band's show on September 6 in Huntington, West Virginia. After being unable to perform the next night at a show in ...

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SHINEDOWN: Performs 'Second Chance' on 'Jay Leno'; Video Available

Jacksonville, Florida-based hard rock/post-grunge band SHINEDOWN performed its new single, entitled "Second Chance", on last Friday night's (September 5) episode of NBC-TV's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno". Watch the performance below. SHINEDOWN will guest on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" with host Bob Coburn on Monday, September 15 at 8:30 p.m. PT / ...

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BUCKCHERRY: 'Don't Go Away' Video Posted Online

"Don't Go Away", the new video from California rockers BUCKCHERRY, can be viewed on Music.MSN.com. The song comes off the group's fourth studio album, "Black Butterfly", which is scheduled for release on September 16. The Best Buy-exclusive version of "Black Butterfly" will include two bonus tracks — demo versions of the songs "Nothing" ...

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SHINEDOWN Schedules 'Rockline' Appearance

Jacksonville, Florida-based hard rock/post-grunge band SHINEDOWN will guest on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" with host Bob Coburn on Monday, September 15 at 8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET. Fans are encouraged to speak with the group by calling 1-800-344-ROCK (7625). SHINEDOWN's "Devour" single recently reached #1 on both the Billboard Active and ...

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BUCKCHERRY Members Playing 'Rock Band'; Video Available

The nationally syndicated rock radio show "The Tour Bus" has posted video footage of BUCKCHERRY guitarist Stevie D. and vocalist Josh Todd playing Rock Band at the Holmdel, New Jersey stop of Crüe Fest '08 on Saturday, August 23 at the PNC Bank Arts Center. Watch the three-minute clip below. BUCKCHERRY has just four shows ...

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BUCKCHERRY Has Sights Set On Fall Tour

The Pulse of Radio reports: BUCKCHERRY has just four shows left on Crüe Fest, which wraps up its inaugural run next Sunday (August 31) in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania, but the band is already looking ahead to its fall co-headlining jaunt with AVENGED SEVENFOLD. Guitarist Keith Nelson said the bill, which also features SHINEDOWN and SAVING ABEL, ...

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