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While this one's been out since last year, I've never featured CRYSTAL LAKE's cover of LIMP BIZKIT's "Rollin'" here on the site, so it's time. The Japanese band reworked the 2000 single from Fred Durst and Co for their 2014 CUBES EP, and the results are pretty entertaining... if you were a fan of the original track, as was I. Check this one out below to kick off your week...

This week, NAPALM Records has unleashed the first-ever lyric video from Wisconsin's PRODUCT OF HATE. The first taste of the band's forthcoming debut album, BURIED IN VIOLENCE, which will be released this summer, "...As Your Kingdom Falls" made its debut on REVOLVER Magazine's site yesterday, and has been making waves around the metal press today. As many of you know, my connection to PRODUCT OF HATE is a unique one in that I not only co-manage the band... but edited the new lyric video personally. Hope you dig it!

The ReAktion is a South American band that blends rock and electronica, and after catching the eye of SLIPKNOT turbtablist (and noted TRANSFORMERS enthusiast) Sid Wilson, they're prepping to hit the world hard with the release of their new album, SELKNAM. "10 Steps to Success" is the debut single from that new record, and this week the lyric video has arrived. Designed by Leonardo Signorelli and Gaston Velez, the new clip can be viewed below...

Let me tell you a few things about SHOCKWAVE. The mysterious metal/hardcore act has been an underappreciated gem of the heavy music world for nearly 20 years - and if the fact that their music is excellent wasn't enough to intrigue, their basis in the world of TRANSFORMERS lore should be. Back in my days running a Sam Goody store for the long-dead Musicland Group, I played OMEGA SUPREME - THE COMPLETE COLLECTION: 1996-2001 and their 2004 masterpiece, THE ULTIMATE DOOM (both released through Triple Crown Records) probably more times than our mall neighbors would've liked (and my store probably sold more copies than the norm as well). In the decade-plus since, I've mentioned the band here on THE ROCK FATHER on occasion (here and here), and have used their disguised Decepticon logo as a social profile pic on more than a few occasions. Bottom line: I love SHOCKWAVE, and you should, too. For Record Store Day 2015, THE WORLD IS OURS: THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS comes to vinyl...

It was one of the worst-kept secrets in all of rock these past few weeks, but now it's 100% official: Chris Adler, drummer of LAMB OF GOD, will join bassist David Ellefson and Dave Mustaine, the creative driving force behind MEGADETH for the recording of MEGADETH's forthcoming 15th studio album. Adler will be appearing as a guest on the album during the in-progress recording sessions.

One of my favorite guitarists of all-time is PAGE HAMILTON, and that should come as no surprise seeing as his band HELMET is one of my top five favorite bands of all-time. Hamilton has also been involved in the art game for a bit, and on May 1st, "A Monumental Art Collection from Page Hamilton" will launch, and it's being called "abstract, vivid and built from guitar." Check out a teaser video below...

My embarrassing confession of the day is that somewhere... there exists a VHS tape in storage... one that contains footage of myself and a high school friend... both wearing our clothing backwards. Kid rap duo KRISS KROSS started a ridiculous fashion fad, and we spoofed it on my infamous cable access series, ZTV. I remember it as being terrible, and I'm sure that it was. On the flipside, I have no regrets in liking Kriss Kross' 1992 hit "Jump," and that's why I'm bringing you this tonight - the official music video for a new cover version by New Jersey band, DeathThrob. A little metal perhaps? Check it out...

Today I have an interesting one for you, the debut single from the Brooklyn-based band, Nevāda Nevada. "Anger Tango," (streaming below) is available now on iTunes and other digital retailers, a taste of what listeners can expect when their full-length WILD & GLOWING sees release somewhere down the road. The haunting track strikes with throwback familiarity - a multi-layered approach to it's instrumentation. There's a lot going on, and it sorta strikes me as the potential title theme for a non-existent indie-rock JAMES BOND film with a Shirley Bassey-vibe to the vocals. Check it out below and see what you think...

What a great way to start the week... FAITH NO MORE have just unleashed the second single from their forthcoming SOL INVICTUS (out May 19 on Reclamation/Ipecac), and they picked the perfect partner to do it with - MARVEL. "Superhero" popped up over on MARVEL.com yesterday, racking up over 107K streams for the song in just 24 hours - a welcome feat for a band that hasn't released an album since 1997. The track debut came alongside Ryan Penagos' interview with FNM Bassist Bill Gould (read it) in which some serious love for Jack Kirby and the Silver Surfer are thrown down.  Check out the track, and keep on reading below...

At this point, there is a cruise for everything. No matter what the interest - from music to Disney to Star Wars - you name it, you can find a ship that has it going on. When it comes to Hard Rock and Heavy Metal, the longest-running (and largest) is the MONSTERS OF ROCK CRUISE, which sets sail once more April 18-22. What rockers are riding the waves this time around? For 2015 it's Tesla; Europe; Night Ranger; Tom Keifer of Cinderella; Extreme; KIX; Queensryche; Krokus; The Winery Dogs; Stryper; Lita Ford; Black Star Riders; Y&T; Zebra; Black ’N Blue; Faster Pussycat; Honeymoon Suite; Tyketto; Keel; John Corabi; Kip Winger; Michael Sweet; Richie Kotzen; Mike Tramp; Joel Hoekstra; Derek St. Holmes; Ron Keel; Leatherwolf; Babylon AD; Bang Tango; Heavens Edge; Frank Hannon Band; Lillian Axe; Rhino Bucket; Pamela Moore; Gabbie Rae; Atomic Punks; and AJ’s Bravehearts. If you want to go, the folks behind the cruise just hit THE ROCK FATHER with info that there's just 34 cabins left. Read on for details... 

Singer/Songwriter SABRINA CARPENTER can be seen regularly on GIRL MEETS WORLD, and tonight she debuted her new music video for "We'll Be the Stars" on Disney Channel. The song is out now as a digital single, and will be included on Sabrina's debut album later this spring. Her 2014 EP CAN'T BLAME A GIRL FOR TRYING is available as well. Check out the new video below...

What's the best news I'm gonna share here on THE ROCK FATHER today? It's that ALLEGAEON have announced the "Get Rekt" Tour, and in addition to including THE AGONIST on select dates, my boys, PRODUCT OF HATE (PoH) will be along for nearly the entire run. As some of you may know, in addition to running this website, I do have some other irons in the fire, one of which is serving as Co-Manager for PRODUCT OF HATE - my dear friends, who I've known since 2009 and have been working with since 2010. PRODUCT OF HATE will be touring in support of their debut album for NAPALM Records, which is currently being mixed by James Murphy (TESTAMENT, DEATH, OBITUARY) at SafeHouse Production in Florida. While a release date has not yet been set, you can check out the band doing what they do best when they roll through town with their brothers and sisters from ALLEGAEON and THE AGONIST. First-round dates below with more to-be-announced...

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