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06 Mar

The historic Gigantour chose the ACL Live at The Moody Theater in Austin for its final show. Unfortunately Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister had lost his voice a few days before and the band would be unable to perform. Megadeth, Volbeat and Lacuna Coil, however, put on an excellent show.

Our photographer Phil DeSimone was there to get great shots of all the bands. Check them out below:

10 Feb

Carolina Rebellion returns Saturday, May 5 bigger and better than ever and boasting a solid rock lineup for the multi-stage festival, including Shinedown, Korn, Evanescence, Staind, Five Finger Death Punch and Slash (see below for full lineup).

2012 marks the debut of Carolina Rebellion at its new home at the legendary Rockingham Speedway in Rockingham, NC, conveniently situated between Charlotte, Raleigh/Durham, Columbia and Greensboro. Also new in 2012: weekend RV and Tent Camping and the Friday Night Campground Party presented by Jägermeister, featuring performances from Foxy Shazam, Lez Zeppelin, One…The Only Tribute to Metallica. Full details are available at www.CarolinaRebellion.com.

The current lineup for Carolina Rebellion is as follows: Shinedown, Korn, Evanescence, Staind, Five Finger Death Punch, Slash, Chevelle, Volbeat, Halestorm, P.O.D., Adelitas Way, Paper Tongues, Weaving The Fate, Redlight King, Red, New Medicine and Ghosts Of August. The festival will once again feature the two Monster Energy main stages and the Jägermeister third stage.

Jonathan Davis of Korn says: “We’re excited to bring Korn’s new show to North Carolina and we fully intend on blasting out the loudest set of new dope sh#t ever at the Carolina Rebellion!!!”

“It is an absolute honor to be the headliner at such an amazing festival. It’s been a minute North Carolina…It’s good to be back. We can’t wait to see the masses at the Rebellion!” comments Brent Smith of Shinedown.

“Along with AEG Live, Right Arm is beyond excited to unleash the Carolina Rebellion lineup,” says Gary Spivack, co-executive producerof the festival for Right Arm Entertainment. “Like last year, it was our goal to make sure the 2012 lineup was stacked from top to bottom. Three stages of non-stop rock ‘n roll and a Friday night party to kick it all off…The ultimate rock festival in the Carolinas. Let the Rebellion begin!”

General Admission tickets for Carolina Rebellion go on sale to the public on Friday, February 17 at 10am EST at www.carolinarebellion.com and www.ticketmaster.com. To get access to the internet pre-sale, which will be held from Wednesday, February 15 at 10am EST through Thursday, February 16 at 10pm EST, go to the festival’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/CRebellion) or www.carolinarebellion.com and sign up to receive the Rebellion newsletter. A limited number of early bird tickets will be available for only $59.50 plus fees.

This year, Carolina Rebellion–which was called “this generation’s Woodstock” by Examiner.com–will also feature an extensive selection of Camping Packages, as well as a VIP Lounge ticket option to invite the ‘Rebels’ to spend the weekend on-site in Rockingham and create an unforgettable party. The packages will be available via the internet pre-sale as well as the public on-sale. With every purchase of a Camping Package comes FREE TICKETS to the inaugural Friday Night Campground Party! Details for all Camping Packages and VIP Lounge tickets can be found at www.CarolinaRebellion.com.

Based on 2011 attendee feedback, Carolina Rebellion organizers have implemented various upgrades and vast venue improvements to provide a premier concert experience at the multi-stage rock festival. The new centrally-located site provides plenty of space to expand, including more food and beverage stands, merchandise stands, restrooms and parking, and also offers more traffic routes to and from the event.

“When our fans speak, we listen,” commented Joe Litvag, co-executive producer of the festival for AEG Live. “We personally responded to every person who sent us comments, and because of that important feedback, our motto this year is ‘Let’s double it!’ Double the number of entrance points into the festival, double the number of concession stands, double the number of merchandise stands, and double the number of locations for free water…We’re taking the steps to make Carolina Rebellion an upgraded experience for everyone.”

In addition, all ticket prices will include parking to ensure quicker access to the parking areas, and earlier entry into the parking areas and will be allowed, along with earlier door times, to better alleviate the traffic and lines. The inclusion of the new Camping Packages will encourage fans to arrive on Friday starting at 10am and stay until Noon on Sunday, thereby relieving traffic congestion on Saturday.

Further improvements to amenities include: a larger box office area for will call pickup, shade locations in public areas and the Hangover Recovery VIP Lounge area inside the festival grounds to allow those with VIP Lounge tickets to have a special place to enjoy the event.

“Our sponsors mean as much to us as our fans do,” added Litvag. “And without the support of music-centric companies like Monster Energy, who present our two main stages at Rebellion, we couldn’t put a festival of this size and scope on for the people.”

Carolina Rebellion is also proud to be sponsored by Jägermeister, Hangover Recovery, and f.y.e. – for your entertainment (which will be on site selling CDs and DVDs and will host band autograph signings throughout the festival day). Carolina Rebellion is produced by Right Arm Entertainment and AEG Live, the same team that produces the highly successful Rock On The Range in Columbus, OH. Tickets for the 2011 inaugural Carolina Rebellion sold out more than one month in advance and attendance exceeded 30,000.

Rockingham Speedway is located at 2152 N US HWY 1, Rockingham, NC, less than two hours from Charlotte, Raleigh/Durham, Columbia and Greensboro.

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01 Feb

ROCK ON THE RANGE returns for its sixth year boasting a massive lineup covering the rock spectrum. America’s premier destination rock festival will be held May 18-20 at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, OH featuring performances from Incubus, Rob Zombie, Shinedown, Marilyn Manson, Five Finger Death Punch, Slash, Megadeth, Chevelle, Cypress Hill, Mastodon and many more.

“Incubus is stoked to be joinin’ the killer lineup at Rock On The Range this year. We’ll see y’all in Columbus,” comments Brandon Boyd from festival co-headliner Incubus.

“If you thought last time was a blast, then this time we are gonna blow your f#@*ing mind,” says co-headliner Rob Zombie.

To get the party started and based on the success of last year’s anniversary celebration, the weekend will kick off with the Friday Night 4Play, which is absolutely FREE with every ROCK ON THE RANGE weekend ticket purchase. The May 18 party will feature performances from Hairball, Foxy Shazam, Hells Bells and more.

The current lineup for ROCK ON THE RANGE 2012 is as follows: Incubus, Rob Zombie, Shinedown, Marilyn Manson, Five Finger Death Punch, Slash, Megadeth, Chevelle, Cypress Hill, Mastodon, Theory of a Deadman, Volbeat, Down, The Darkness, Halestorm, Escape The Fate, P.O.D., Lacuna Coil, Adelitas Way, Black Stone Cherry, Cavo, Attack Attack!, Trivium, Bobaflex, Falling In Reverse, Redlight King, Aranda, Emphatic, Otherwise, James Durbin, Black Tide, Kyng, 12 Stones, SOiL, Rival Sons, Eve To Adam, and Ghosts of August.

Monster Energy returns as one of the driving partners behind the success of ROCK ON THE RANGE as more than fifteen acts perform on the mammoth Monster Main Stage. Jägermeister also celebrates its fifth year as a key partner while welcoming twelve of the hottest up-and-coming bands to the in-your-face, up close and personal Jägermeister Music Stage. In all, ROCK ON THE RANGE features three stages, 44 bands, and three days of non-stop rock.

“There are so many incredible bands playing at ROTR this year, and every one of them is significant,” says Del Williams, co-executive producer of the event for Right Arm Entertainment. “I think this is the most interesting mix of bands that we have had at the festival. The Rangers already know that the weekend is going to be insanely great, but there will be surprises this year and a certain edge to the lineup that will likely create some of the most memorable moments in the 6 year history of Rock on the Range.”

Tickets for ROCK ON THE RANGE go on-sale Friday, February 10 at 10:00 AM EST at the festival’s website, Ticketmaster and the Crew Stadium Box Office. Two-day weekend stadium GA tickets once again start at just $99.50 (plus service and transaction fees). A limited number of ROTR pre-sale layaway tickets are also still available through February 29. Visit www.RockOnTheRange.com for full details and VIP package information.

Visit www.RockOnTheRange.com, www.facebook.com/rockontherange, and www.twitter.com/rockontherange for the most up-to-date information.

Presented by Right Arm Entertainment, AEG LIVE and Crew Stadium, ROCK ON THE RANGE is a multi-stage music and lifestyle event featuring a potent line-up of bands on three stages. The nationally renowned festival centrally located in the heart of the country has annually drawn weekend crowds in excess of 70,000 since its inception in 2007.


07 Jan


WHERE: ACL LIVE at The Moody Theater



TICKET INFO: www.acl-live.com, in store at Waterloo Records, or charge by phone at 877-435-9849

Gigantour–the critically acclaimed package festival founded in 2005 by esteemed metal titans Megadeth–will make its highly anticipated return for the first time since 2008. The multi-artist bill, with metal heavyweights Motörhead, Volbeat and Lacuna Coil, were all personally picked by Megadeth frontman Dave Mustain.

Volbeat vocalist and guitarist Michael Poulsen said the band couldn’t refuse an offer to join the tour. “This is something you don’t think twice about; it’s a must and a blessing. They [Megadeth and Motörhead] are two of the world’s biggest/best and most important bands in heavy rock history. Andrea Ferro, co-vocalist of Lacuna Coil, says they are eager to return for their second Gigantour; they first performed as part of the 2007 tour.

18 Apr

Written by Farhaad Esfandiary of LAHaadcore.com, Photos by Internal Arts Photography

I usually don’t go to shows two nights in a row for a couple of reasons. The first being I’m not in shape enough to stand around for hours upon hours every night. Sad, I know. The second — I usually forget my ear plugs at home. That might be some kind of subliminal machismo thing, but I’m really not into that idea of using a hearing aid when I get older. Fortunately, for me, I remembered to bring ear plugs, and (mostly) an open mind to the Volbeat show just one day after the L.A. stop of the Metalliance Tour. I decided to cover this show because the few things I heard about Volbeat were all positive and I was genuinely curious to see what this band was about. A friend of mine told me James Hetfield thought highly of them, but I knew better than to give a shit about what post-1991 James Hetfield says. I had to see it for myself.

I was pretty excited to not have to put up with five local generic rock bands on the bill. Hourcast may have not been local, but they sure as hell were generic. Who takes chances on this shit? Their set opener was enough to bring back bad memories of working in the music industry, trying to peddle stuff like this to the “who’s who” of music news bloggers as if it’s the next biggest thing. Out the door I went to regret the past, people-watch and play Words With Friends near the valet parking area. A pretty diverse crowd started coming through; Suits, older heads, rockabillies, band sluts, babes in leather, babes not in leather, younger kids etc. The lack of beards and sleeveless shirts was actually kind of refreshing. The girls are more attractive at a Volbeat show, than, say… a Decrepit Birth show, knawimsayin?

The Damned Things were next. I never thought I’d see Scott Ian playing an instrument in front of me. I’ve seen him on television so much after the last 10 years or whatever, so the Anthrax factor has definitely worn off. The band took the stage and played “Ironiclast,” followed by “Friday Night.” I thought I would be in for a good time, but I was completely fixated on the awkward stage presence of the band. Scott Ian and Rob Caggiano were up there playing as if they were in a metal band, Joe Trohman was practically staring at the ground the entire time, and I couldnt help but feel Keith Buckley was a subdued version of himself. Sure, this is not ETID, but it was kind of a weak showing for a guy who is in another band that has had an intense, and memorable show every time I was there to witness it. I don’t want people to get the wrong idea, though. They had plenty of chemistry. The songs sounded tight, and everyone was on the same page as far as the music goes. Between songs I did some yawning, some arm folding, some note taking etc. It wasn’t all bad, though. The song, “We’ve Got a Situation Here” is catchy as fuck, and it sounded like that was the only one the crowd wanted to hear.

Check out the video I captured of The Damned Things playing “We’ve Got a Situation Here.”

Finally, it was time for Volbeat! I have to admit I was pretty excited to see a band I had never even listened to before. People were piling in as Motorhead’s “Born to Raise Hell” was playing. I suppose it’s some kind of ritual of theirs cause once it ended, they lights dimmed and out came the band to a massive roar from the crowd. They jumped right into “The Human Instrument” which I got video of. (Click here to watch) From that first beat, to the first chord struck, to the first lyric uttered, I knew I was in for a damn good time. It seems that, although they came to play music, they wanted to make sure they had fun first. I don’t get that feeling too often, so it was nice to see them cats slap hands with the fans, talk to folks in between songs, and take massive swigs of Jack Daniels straight from the bottle. Booze, first and foremost = good times. Basically, the entire set was impossible to not enjoy. I wasn’t at all familiar with the material performed, but the odd mix of pop-punk, country, and rockabilly influences over some pretty heavy riffs worked remarkably well.

Perhaps the most memorable portion of the night was an exchange lead singer Michael Poulsen had with a fan in the front. It must have had something to do with Motorhead, because they started to play “Ace of Spades” to a great reaction from the crowd. From there, they did a little metal medley that included Slayer’s “Raining Blood,” and Metallica’s “The Shortest Straw.” After the set ended, they came back and did a pretty long encore. For the last song, they invited a ton of girls on the stage to dance around and presumably flash body parts while they performed “Thanks,” a song thanking the fans for all of their support.

(Click here to watch Volbeat perform “Thanks”)

I was truly bummed the night had to end, but happy for whatever town got to witness Volbeat next. I guess post-1991 James Hetfield deserves an apology. I’m sorry, James. I will only slightly doubt you from now on.

14 Apr

Danish metal rockers Volbeat are in the middle of a sold out US tour. The band played a packed show at Irving Plaza in New York City last month (they return to Irving Plaza on April 27th). Our photographer Zooey Miller was there to get some cool shots. Take a look below and head over to volbeat.dk to check out their new iPhone app and see their upcoming tour dates.

04 Apr

Volbeat have revealed the new video for “16 Dollars”. The “16 Dollars” video is 1959 aesthetics wrapped up in smoke, fire and twisted love. The piece follows the adventures of the skullrider with beautiful images of metalbilly madness, created by Plastickid and featuring Jakob Øelund of Taggy Tones.

Part computer graphics, part blue­ screen and part real life, the video for 16 dollars stays true to Volbeat’s fashion – undeniable rock n’ roll action.

Volbeat is currently on tour in the US (full dates below), and are even giving away tickets for some dates via their Facebook page. Volbeat’s latest album, Beyond Hell/ Above Heaven debuted at #1 across Europe, reached #1 on CMJ’s Loud Rock chart, debuted in the top 10 on the iTunes Rock chart and was #5 on Revolver Magazine’s best albums of 2010 list.

Volbeat will be performing at Revolver’s Golden God Awards this year, where they are nominated for Album of the Year.

Check out Volbeat on:

Beyond Hell / Above Heaven is available on iTunes | Amazon

We’re giving away a SIGNED Beyond Hell / Above Heaven CD to one lucky reader. Just email us at theaudioperv@gmail.com (with the subject:I WANT MY VOLBEAT CD!) with your name and we’ll email you back if you win! (US entries only, sorry!)


4/5 Sacramento, CA
4/6 Los Angeles, CA
4/8 San Francisco, CA
4/9 Anaheim, CA
4/10 San Diego, CA
4/13 Dallas, TX
4/14 Houston, TX
4/16 Atlanta, GA
4/17 Lake Buena Vista, FL
4/22 Baltimore, MD
4/23 Clifton Park, NY

24 Mar

Danish rockers Volbeat kicked off their first US headlining tour last night at Irving Plaza with a BANG! The sold out crowd sang every word, while Volbeat rocked out with their signature blend of hard rock meets metal meets rockabilly. I think Metallica’s James Hatfield put it best, calling it “Some kind of Elvis Metal.”

Volbeat has clearly invaded the US metal scene. Don’t have tickets for your city? Be on the lookout: for each US tour date, Volbeat will be posting a status update on their Facebook page where fans can enter to win tickets to that night’s show. While fans are on Volbeat’s Facebook page, they can also access the “Poll” tab to pick which song from Beyond Hell/ Above Heaven they want played that night.

Volbeat’s latest album, Beyond Hell/ Above Heaven debuted at #1 across Europe, reached #1 on CMJ’s Loud Rock chart, debuted in the top 10 on the iTunes Rock chart and was #5 on Revolver Magazine’s best albums of 2010 list.

Volbeat will also be performing at Revolver’s Golden God Awards, where they are nominated for Album of the Year.

Check out the video for “Fallen” here:

Check out Volbeat on:
Beyond Hell / Above Heaven is available on iTunes | Amazon


3/24 Philadelphia, PA
3/25 Toronto, ONT
3/26 Detroit, MI
3/27 Chicago, IL
3/29 Englewood, CO
3/30 Salt Lake City, UT
4/1 Missoula, MT
4/2 Seattle, WA
4/3 Vancouver, BC
4/5 Sacramento, CA
4/6 Los Angeles, CA
4/8 San Francisco, CA
4/9 Anaheim, CA
4/10 San Diego, CA
4/13 Dallas, TX
4/14 Houston, TX
4/16 Atlanta, GA
4/17 Lake Buena Vista, FL
4/22 Baltimore, MD
4/23 Clifton Park, NY
4/25 Boston, MA
4/26 Montreal, QUE
4/27 New York, NY

16 Dec

Danish metal quartet Volbeat have released their major label debut BEYOND HELL / ABOVE HEAVEN via Universal Republic this week. Overseas, the album debuted at number one on the sales charts in Denmark, Finland and Sweden, and Top 10 in a half dozen additional countries. Since release, the album has sold well over 200,000 copies. Sirius XM format manager and on-air personality Jose Mangin exclaimed, “Finally a metallic blast of unique and powerful music from across the pond that everyone can agree on!” Volbeat is Michael Poulsen (Vocals / Guitar), Anders Kjølholm (Bass), Jon Larsen (Drums) and Thomas Bredahl (Guitar). In regards to the new album, singer Michael Poulsen shared, “It is different but still holds true to the Volbeat style. We have fast, slow and mid-tempo songs. We still blend different styles of punk, rock’n’roll, rockabilly, metal, heavy metal, thrash metal, and country.”

Since the Danish metal quartet’s formation in October, 2001, VOLBEAT has steadily risen to become one of the major attractions in the European scene. This success has followed in the U.S., with the band selling out a majority of their appearances this past August in markets that included New York and Los Angeles. Previously, Volbeat appeared in arenas across North America with Metallica and Lamb of God on a tour that stretched from October through December in 2009. The band will return to the U.S. beginning the North American tour on March 23, 2011, at Irving Plaza in New York City.

Appearances include:
3/23 NY, NY Irving Plaza
3/24 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts
3/26 Detroit, MI St. Andrews Hall
3/27 Chicago, IL House of Blues
4/3 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
4/8 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
4/9 Anaheim, CA House of Blues

The on sale for these dates is the week-end of December 17th and 18th. Additional performances will be announced shortly, and details can be found at www.ticketmaster.com.