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IDIOT PILOT Prepares For 'Taste Of Chaos' Tour

Bellingham, WA-based atmospheric rock duo IDIOT PILOT will join AVENGED SEVENFOLD, ATREYU, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE and BLESS THE FALL for the fourth annual Rockstar Taste of Chaos tour. In an unprecedented move for the tour — the only worldwide lifestyle festival of its kind — IDIOT PILOT will perform two special sets each night ...

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BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE: UK Signing Sessions Announced

Welsh metallers BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE have scheduled the following signing sessions in the UK: * HMV Cardiff – Sunday, January 27 at midnight * HMV Oxford Circus – Monday, January 28 at 6:00 p.m. The London event will also include a 15-minute performance. BULLET FOR MAY VALENTINE's Matt Tuck and Michael Paget recently gave ...

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ATREYU Readying Expanded 'Sails,' Preparing For 'Chaos'

The Pulse of Radio reports: ATREYU is getting ready to join fellow Orange County, California residents AVENGED SEVENFOLD on this winter's Taste of Chaos tour. Although the tour doesn't begin until February 29 in Denver, ATREYU singer Alex Varkatzas told The Pulse of Radio that his band is keeping busy with rehearsals and planning a ...

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THROWDOWN: Video Interview With BEN DUSSAULT Available

HardTimes.ca conducted an interview with THROWDOWN drummer Ben Dussault prior to the band's show in Montreal, Quebec, Canada this past summer. Watch the five-and-a-half-minute clip below. THROWDOWN's latest album, "Venom & Tears", was released on August 7, 2007 via Trustkill. The CD was produced by Mudrock, who has done seminal work with such bands as ...

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THROWDOWN: Singing With MAX CAVALERA And Destroying South America

Frontman Dave Peters of the Orange County, California-based hardcore/metal act THROWDOWN has issued the following update: "Singing with Max Cavalera and SOULFLY… destroying South America... and actually they happened completely independently of each other in spite of the fact that Mr. Cavalera hails from a town only a couple hours from Sao Paulo, Brazil, where ...

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IDOLS ARE DEAD Signs With SCARLET RECORDS

IDOLS ARE DEAD, the new Italian band featuring former members of ELECTROCUTION and FOLDER, has inked a deal with Scarlet Records. According to a press release, IDOLS ARE DEAD was formed "with the intent of mixing [the bandmembers'] never-ending thrash influences (METALLICA, SLAYER, TESTAMENT and ANTHRAX above all) with a modern edge that can bring ...

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AVENGED SEVENFOLD Films 'Afterlife' Video

Orange County's AVENGED SEVENFOLD recently shot a video for the track "Afterlife" with director Wayne Isham, who has a long video history working with METALLICA, QUEENSRŸCHE, JUDAS PRIEST, OZZY OSBOURNE, MÖTLEY CRÜE, BON JOVI, and DOKKEN, among others. AVENGED SEVENFOLD's self-titled fourth album sold 94,000 copies in its first week of release, nearly three times ...

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LINKIN PARK's MUSIC FOR RELIEF Starts New Auction

The Pulse of Radio reports: LINKIN PARK's Music For Relief charitable organization has launched a new benefit auction on eBay to raise funds for the victims and survivors of Cyclone Sidr, which devastated Bangladesh on November 15. More than 3,300 people were killed and 40,000 injured, with 564,000 homes destroyed. A total of more than ...

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OPERATOR Enjoying 'Amazing' Tour With AVENGED SEVENFOLD

The Pulse of Radio reports: Up-and-coming Los Angeles-based rockers OPERATOR are about a quarter of the way through their highest-profile tour yet, as opening act for AVENGED SEVENFOLD. Singer Johnny Strong told The Pulse of Radio that he thinks the match-up is the perfect night out for fans of real rock 'n'roll. "We're melodic hard ...

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LINKIN PARK, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, SERJ TANKIAN Confirmed For 'Almost Acoustic Christmas'

According to The Orange County Register, modern-rock mainstay LINKIN PARK, Tom DeLonge's ANGELS & AIRWAVES, veteran punk act BAD RELIGION and Huntington Beach's AVENGED SEVENFOLD are among the acts who will take part in the first night of KROQ's annual Almost Acoustic Christmas shows at Gibson Amphitheatre. The concerts, often the most coveted events of ...

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POWERMAN 5000 To Take 'Extended Break From Touring'

POWERMAN 5000 has issued the following update: "Well, back from tour now and it was a rollercoaster of a run with some amasing moments!! Special thanks to all the folks in Lubbock, TX for making the last night such a blast... "Looks like we will be taking an extended break from touring, other than a ...

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