Last Thursday evening on his radio program, "Nights With Alice Cooper," ALICE COOPER debuted the first single, "Paranoiac Personality" off the forthcoming album Paranormal. As previously announced, Paranormal features two songs written and recorded with the original members of the Alice Cooper band and also has guest appearances by ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons, U2 drummer Larry Mullen and Roger Glover of Deep Purple. The album is out July 28 on earMUSIC and can be pre-ordered via Amazon and iTunes today. There will also be a limited run of blood-red vinyl available at indie retailers across the country.
The guitar-driven "Paranoiac Personality" is a perfect entry point to Alice's searing rock record. An album that explores the fringes of society, the end of the world, encounters with the devil and more. Paranormal was produced by long-time collaborator Bob Ezrin (Pink Floyd, Deep Purple). In addition to the new studio album and the two new recordings from the original Alice Cooper band, fans will receive a bonus of six live tracks recorded at one of Cooper's 2016 shows in Columbus, OH.
Alice Cooper's North American tour also kicked off this week. He'll join up with Deep Purple beginning in August. Highlights include The Greek in Los Angeles on August 13 and Jones Beach on August 26. Alice Cooper is on a world tour throughout 2017. Full North American tour dates below.
KMFDM DROP "HELL YEAH" LYRIC VIDEO
KMFDM have dropped the lyric video for "Hell Yeah," which is an "instant" classic for the band, thanks to its ultra-heavy beat and Sascha Konietzko's trademark cynical lyrics.
The song is featured onYEAH!,the five-track EP of brand-new songs, remixes and edits, out June 23 via earMUSIC. The band's new studio album is out in August. Details are coming soon. The band will back on tour in the States this September/October. More details to follow.
ONCE HUMAN "EVOLUTION TOUR 2017" CONTINUES ALL SUMMER
ONCE HUMAN are further cementing their status as road warriors. The band will spend the rest of the month of June on tour with Wednesday 13 and will then join forces with DragonForce for the month of July. They are touring in support of their sophomore album Evolution, out now. Also, you can see singer Lauren Hart on the cover of the magazine's most recent "Hottest Chicks in Metal" issue.
UNISONIC TO RELEASE LIVE IN WACKEN ON JULY 21 VIA earMUSIC
earMUSIC announces the release on CD + DVD of Unisonic's 2016 Wacken Open Air show.
With their 2012 self-titled debut album,Unisonic unleashed a storm of enthusiasm. For the first time in 23 years, the two former members of Hamburg's metal institution Helloween — Michael Kiske and Kai Hansen – reunited to play in the same band. More than a few metal fans might have shed a tear.
After the successful follow-up album Light Of Dawn (2014), a worldwide tour followed with memorable gigs in South America, Europe and Japan until Unisonic, still at full speed, brought their energy to the small village of Wacken where one of the biggest and most spectacular metal festivals in the world takes place every year.
On stage the band showed their class and diversity; their sound is spiked with remarkable riffs and guitar solos, thundering grooves, classic metal hymns and hooks other bands would be dying to write. And on top the anthemic vocals of Kiske, whose “out-of-this-world” voice is so extraordinary and strong, he is often mentioned in the same breath with Bruce Dickinson, Rob Halford and Geoff Tate.
Like the studio albums, Live in Wacken was mixed and mastered by the band’s own Dennis Ward.
The Unisonic show will be available on a limited CD+DVD (Digipak) version. The bonus DVD includes the video recording of six songs from their spectacular performance.
INTRODUCING GIZMODROME:STEWART COPELAND, ADRIAN BELEW, MARK KING, VITTORIO COSMA
TO RELEASE THEIR DEBUT ALBUM WORLDWIDE ON earMUSIC ON SEPTEMBER 15
"Strange Things Happen" is the title of a song on Gizmodrome's debut album.
Certainly great things have happened in the studio, when the four incredible talents met to create one of the most exciting and versatile albums of 2017.
Gizmodrome are in fact a high-voltage "All-Star-Band" formed by Stewart Copeland (The Police and multi-awarded soundtracks composer), Mark King (Level 42), Adrian Belew (ex-King Crimson, David Bowie, Frank Zappa and Talking Heads), and Vittorio Cosma (who played with Italian prog legends PFM and an impressive list of Italian and international stars).
Their self-titled debut album will be released worldwide by earMUSIC on September 15, 2017.