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Wayne Mackie

Wayne Mackie

Contributing Writer for The Rock Father. Pop Culture Fan. Music Fan. Dad. Hailing from the Los Angeles area, Mackie and his family recently relocated to the Midwest.

Official Press Release: Step into an apocalyptic underworld where firebreathers, nightmarish creatures on stilts, fire and percussive light, and stunning visuals set the stage for an intoxicating and unforgettably sinister concert experience. The first-ever KNOTFEST--an extraordinary two-day metal and hard rock destination festival--will feature performances from SLIPKNOT, DEFTONES, LAMB OF GOD, DETHKLOK, SERJ TANKIAN, CANNIBAL CORPSE, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, THE URGE, PRONG, GOJIRA and more. KNOTFEST will debut in the heart of America on Friday, August 17 in Council Bluffs, IA at Mid America Motorplex and Saturday, August 18 in Somerset, WI/Minneapolis, MN at Somerset Amphitheater. A list of artists performing at each date is available online at: www.knotfest.com.

Lakeshore Records will release the Hysteria – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally on June 19, 2012. The album features an original score by Gast Waltzing (House of Boys, Les Dents de la Nuit) with additional music by Christian Henson (Devil’s Double, Chasing Liberty). Hysteria is a Sony Pictures Classics release.

The Rock Father Musicbot 6000 checking in with a Press Release from The Secret Mountain:

The Secret Mountain has announced the release of the second book-CD in their international collection of soothing songs for family listening. Songs in the Shade of the Flamboyant Tree: French Creole Lullabies and Nursery Rhymes will be available for the first time in North America this summer.

Imagine Oceania. That’s what The Smashing Pumpkins are asking their fans to do for the 13 songs on their new album Oceania, out June 19 (Pre-Order Now on iTunes) via Martha’s Music/EMI Label Services/Caroline Distribution. Longtime fans of the visual arts, including their groundbreaking music videos and memorable album covers/packaging, The Smashing Pumpkins want to inspire creativity and evoke ones personal vision for each song, simply based on the title.

On July 10th, myKaZoo Music (imprint of UMe) will release it's second album, RANDY KAPLAN's MR. DIDDIE WAH DIDDIE. The new album will feature ''child-friendly versions of country blues and ragtime numbers from the 1920s, 30s and 40s.'' Check out more details via the press release below...

SYSTEM OF A DOWN frontman SERJ TANKIAN has released 'Figure it Out,' the first music video from his forthcoming album HARAKIRI. The third solo album from Tankian will see it's release on July 10th via Reprise Records/Serjical Strike. The video for 'Figure it Out' can be viewed below, while the single is now available on iTunes.
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