2009 December | The Audio Perv - Part 5
Archive for December, 2009
18 Dec

Cartel has released a behind-the-scenes look at the making of their video for “Let’s Go,” the first single off their recently released album, Cycles. Watch as the guys in the band give some observations about the video, as well as commentary from the producer and the director.

Check out the band’s Myspace page for all tour dates and details and make sure to pick your copy of Cycles in stores and on iTunes everywhere!

16 Dec

Shwayze have just released a video that gives fans a track by track insight into the meaning behind their sophomore album, Let It Beat. Watch as the guys talk about each song on Let It Beat and view some footage from their live performances! Check out the video here.

Stop by www.myspace.com/shwayze for more information and a list of remaining tour dates with LMFAO on the Party Rock Tour!

16 Dec

KARNIVOOL are ecstatic to announce their spring co-headlining tour of the U.S. with Fair To Midland beginning in March of 2010. This will be the Australian quintet’s first full jaunt across the States in three years. The trek will begin at the South By Southwest Music Festival in Austin March 16-21, where the band were accepted in the first round of showcasing artists and have already confirmed four performances. All venues are not yet confirmed, but after starting in the south and heading up the east coast to NYC, Philly and Boston, the VOOL will then head west through Cleveland, Minneapolis and Denver before wrapping up in San Francisco and LA.

This tour will come on the heels of the release of Karnivool’s full-length Sound Awake on February 16, 2010 via SIN/SonyMusic Independent Network.

Currently available in Australia and the UK, Sound Awake has earned KARNIVOOL features and a FOUR STAR review in Rolling Stone and two features and ‘4 Ks’ from Kerrang! The album also came in #25 in Rock Sound’s ‘Top 75 Albums of 2009.’

After recently completing a UK tour with Skindred and a headlining tour of Australia, Karnivool are set to do BIG DAY OUT with Muse, The Mars Volta & Mastodon in January and a European headlining tour before their trip to the U.S.

“We were absolutely overwhelmed with how far people had traveled to make it to our gigs in New York and LA this past September,” notes Karnivool bassist Jon Stockman. “We figured we really needed to get back as soon as possible and are absolutely pumped to be heading to the States again!”

    Download the track “Set Fire To The Hive” for free here (right click, save as, etc) or stream it below:
    [mp3]/wp-content/mp3s/04 Set Fire To The Hive.mp3[/mp3]

Produced by Forrester Savell (The Butterfly Effect, Mammal, Dead Letter Circus), Sound Awake is kaleidoscopic & multi-dimensional. It delivers the band’s trademark sound and takes the listener to new heights as it ventures into innovative exploratory territory.

“Introducing the progressive rock album of the year… They have a knack of
making perfect melodic sense out of strange time signatures and complex, layered intricacies that is simply on a higher plane to others.”
- Guitarist Magazine (4½ Stars)

“The band manages to hit a multitude of senses by using abstract textures, soothing melodies, powerful frit, and all-out playing chops, all to take the listeners on a hugely emotive musical journey… If you’re looking to get your socks rocked off, you don’t have to look much further than Sound Awake.”
- Elliott Politte, Guitar EDGE

Karnivool release Sound Awake on February 16, 2010 via SIN/SonyMusic Independent Network, distributed by RED. SIN is a division of Sony Music International and releases international repertoire in the United States.


March 17 Austin, TX SXSW
March 18 Austin, TX SXSW
March 19 Austin, TX SXSW
March 20 Austin, TX SXSW
March 23 San Antonio, TX
March 24 Houston, TX
March 26 Augusta, GA
March 27 Montgomery, AL
March 28 Jacksonville, NC
March 30 Baltimore, MD
March 31 New York, NY
April 1 Philadelphia, PA
April 2 Hartford, CT
April 3 Boston, MA
April 5 Toronto, ONT
April 7 Cleveland, OH
April 8 Louisville, KY
April 10 Appleton, WI
April 11 Madison, WI
April 12 Minneapolis, MN
April 14 Denver, CO
April 16 San Francisco, CA
April 17 Los Angeles, CA


16 Dec

Jacksonville, FL-based rock band Cold have announced a co-headlining run with fellow Florida rockers, Nonpoint. The trek will begin on February 16, 2010 at the Lincoln Theatre in Raleigh, NC and will also feature the support act Day of Fire, whose single “Lately” is at #40 on the Active Rock chart and rising.

Cold released their self-titled debut album in the summer of 1998. After steadily building a solid touring base, the band returned in 2000 with their sophomore effort 13 Ways to Bleed on Stage, which peaked at #1 on Billboard’s Top Heatseekers chart and brought the band their first appearance within the Top 100 on The Billboard 200 chart. In 2003, Cold scored their biggest hit to date with “Stupid Girl” (co-written by Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo) off of Year of the Spider. The smash single went to #4 at Mainstream Rock and #6 at Modern Rock. Year of the Spider went all the way to #3 on The Billboard 200 chart, followed by A Different Kind of Pain in 2005, which went to #26 on the same chart. Cold is Scooter Ward (Vocals/Keys/Guitar), Zach Gilbert (Guitar), Jeremy Marshall (Bass/Vocals) and Sam McCandless (Drums). The band is currently working on a new album due out mid 2010.

Also formed in 1998, the hard rock quartet from Ft. Lauderdale, Nonpoint burst on the scene with their major label debut, Statement, on MCA Records. Since then, they have sold nearly 700 thousand albums and played over 1000 shows. Known for their dynamic performances, Nonpoint has shared the stage with acts such as Mudvayne, Sevendust, Disturbed, HELLYEAH, Drowning Pool and Papa Roach, as well as touring with Ozzfest. In continuation of a successful more than 10-year career, Nonpoint is back with a new guitarist, management and record label. The band recently departed Belle City Sound in Racine, WI where they finished recording their full-length album with YEP! Productions’ Chad Gray and Greg Tribbett (also members of Mudvayne and HELLYEAH). The album is slated for a spring 2010 release.

Cold / Nonpoint with Day of Fire Tour Dates

2/16 Raleigh, NC Lincoln Theatre On Sale Now
2/18 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom On Sale Now
2/19 Allentown, PA Crocodile Rock On Sale 12/19
2/20 Lancaster, PA Chameleon Club On Sale 12/19
2/21 Pittsburgh, PA Altar Bar On Sale 12/18
2/23 Syracuse, NY Wescott Theatre
2/25 Louisville, KY Headliners On Sale 12/19
2/26 Flint, MI Machine Shop
2/27 Grand Rapids, MI The Orbit Room
3/2 Dayton, OH McGuffy’s House of Rock On Sale 12/18
3/5 Maplewood, MN The Rock On Sale 12/19
3/6 Libertyville, IL Austin’s Fuel Room
3/7 Appleton, WI Revolution
3/12 Hartford, CT Webster Theatre On Sale 12/18
3/13 Fitchburg, MA The Expo Center at Marriott Hotel On Sale Now

For updated tour dates and more information on Cold and Nonpoint, check out : http://www.coldarmy.com and http://www.nonpoint.com/.

16 Dec

As you may know from our previous posts, Ash have been releasing a new single every two weeks as part of their A-Z singles. Currently, they have released “Return of White Rabbit” as well as Single A (True Love 1980), Single B (Joy Kicks Darkness), Single C (Arcadia), Single D (Tracers) and now Single E (The Dead Disciples) is out! Check out all the songs in the widget to the right and some videos of the singles below:

“Arcadia” video

“Joy Kicks Darkness” video

“The Dead Disciples” fan vid

16 Dec

Up-and-coming rockers Sugar Red Drive want to offer their fans a free download of their single “One More Time.” To get the song, simply click “Download Mp3” inside the band’s new widget (on the right), which also showcases the “One More Time” music video, and fill in the prompts.

Sugar Red Drive’s self-titled album is in stores now and is also available for purchase on iTunes. Visit the band’s official MySpace page for updates and additional information.

16 Dec

Check an interview from N.E.R.D. on the Heineken Red Star Soul Tour below:

15 Dec

Sick Puppies will get their competitive juices flowing on Friday, December 18th at 8pm EST, when they will be challenging fans to an online session of WWE® SmackDown® vs. Raw® 2010 over the Xbox Live network. The band will be using the gamertag “SICKPUPPIESband” and the gaming session is expected to last for about 2 hours.

“We can’t wait to meet you guys online and play WWE® SmackDown® vs. Raw® 2010,” said Emma Anzai, bassist of Sick Puppies. “You’re going down!”

“You’re Going Down,” the No. 1 single from the band’s recent release, Tri-Polar, appears on the soundtrack to WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2010. In addition, “You’re Going Down” served as the official theme song for the WWE Extreme Rules pay-per-view in June 2009.

The band is currently wrapping up a tour with Rev Theory and Adelitas Way. A tour with Nickelback and Breaking Benjamin begins next April.

Tour dates are as follows:

12/16 Egyptian Room at Murat Centre Indianapolis, IN

12/17 Eagles Ballroom Milkwaukee, WI

12/19 Coussoulis Arena/CSUSB San Bernardino, CA *with Chevelle, Unwritten Law, Switchfoot

1/08 Egan Center Anchorage, AK

4/6 John Labatt Center London, ON

4/8 Air Canada Centre Toronto, ON

4/9 Bell Centre Montreal, QC

4/11 Scotiabank Place Kanata, ON

4/13 Verizon Center Washington, DC

4/14 Hampton Coliseum Hampton, VA

4/16 Bi-Lo Center Greenville, SC

4/17 Greensboro Coliseum Greensboro, NC

4/19 Amway Arena Orlando, FL

4/21 Philips Arena Atlanta, GA

4/24 BOK Center Tulsa, OK

15 Dec

The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack for NINE is out now digitally on Geffen Records and will be instores December 22nd! The film opens this Friday December 18th in New York and Los Angeles and nationwide on Christmas Day!

This vibrant and provocative musical follows the life of world famous film director Guido Contini (Daniel Day-Lewis) as he reaches a creative and personal crisis of epic proportion, while balancing the numerous women in his life including his wife (Marion Cotillard), his mistress (Penélope Cruz), his film star muse (Nicole Kidman), his confidant and costume designer (Judi Dench), an American fashion journalist (Kate Hudson), the whore from his youth (Fergie) and his mother (Sophia Loren). The original 1982 Broadway production of NINE won five Tony Awards including Best Musical.

Watch the red carpet premiere in NYC today at 6:45pm live on Facebook.


15 Dec

Skillet’s hit single “Monster,” off the band’s recent release, Awake, has been voted by AOL radio listeners as the #4 best rock song of 2009. Check out the list here to learn more about “Monster” and others that made the Top 10.

Visit the band’s official page, www.skillet.com, to get more information and make sure to pick up, Awake, in stores and on iTunes now!