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Wednesday, March 21 2012 00:48

The Random Rock N' More: Updates on 40 Bands & Artists for March 21, 2012

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So much rock, so little time. If you're only popping into The Rock Father™ for these rapid-fire updates, be sure to check out the homepage for some family-friendly rock n' roll adventures. As for this installment of The Random Rock N' More, I've got updates galore covering 40 bands and artists. If you're not familiar with how this works - I give you the essential information, then give you a link if you choose to learn more. The Random Rock is first, with N' More (all other genres) following. Here we go...

The Random Rock:

  1. KISS and MÖTLEY CRÜE are hitting the road together. Tickets for "The Tour" go on-sale this Friday through LiveNation. For tickets & VIP packages, including opportunities to meet KISS and MÖTLEY CRÜE, visit www.KISSonline.com or www.Motley.com
  2. PRONG are streaming a new track called Eternal Heat from their new album CARVED INTO STONE over at Metal Insider. One of my most anticipated albums of the year, the new PRONG will be released on April 24th.
  3. MINISTRY have released an absolutely embarassingly terrible "music video" for the worst song on their otherwise excellent new album RELAPSE. You can watch the 99 Percenters video via this link, and if anyone can tell me what is happening from the 0:41-0:50 mark, please let me know. I understand that video budgets are nearly non-existent these days, but this is completely unacceptable.
  4. ADLER, the new band from ex-GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler, is currently recording, and tomorrow ROB ZOMBIE guitarist JOHN 5 will be joining the band to lay down some guest tracks. ADLER also features vocalist Jacob Bunton (LYNAM) and guitarist Lonny Paul (Adler's Appetite).
  5. Solid State Records have released an iPhone Game for OH, SLEEPER called STAND YOUR GROUND. The game will cost ya $2.99 via this link.
  6. JEFF LOOMIS has released a "playthrough" video for his new song Requiem for the Living. Watch some shredding?
  7. You can hear a preview of a new HOLY MOSES song called Borderland via this link.
  8. UNSANE are streaming their entire new album WRECK over at MetalSucks.
  9. DRUM! Magazine have posted the first in a series of stories featuring LAMB OF GOD skin-basher CHRIS ADLER.
  10. 3 INCHES OF BLOOD are streaming a new track called Metal Woman over on Facebook.
  11. RISE TO REMAIN have released a video for Talking in Whispers.
  12. HURT released their video for How We End Up Alone back in February, and now there's a making-of to go along with it.
  13. REDLIGHT KING have released yet another acoustic video, this for the song Comeback.
  14. IRON MAIDEN have released a trailer for their BEHIND THE BEAST documentary that will be included on their forthcoming EN VIVO! Live album/DVD/Blu-ray. Check it out.
  15. IMAGINE DRAGONS have released an ''unofficial video" for their nmew song It's Time. They've also posted tour dates on their official site.
  16. AWOLNATION are having a remix contest.
  17. MARDUK will release SERPENT SERMONS via Century Media on June 5th. Check out the cover art on Facebook.
  18. THOSE DARLINS will release a limited-edition 7" Single next week, then hit the road with BEST COAST.
  19. Run For Cover Records are streaming a new TIGERS JAW song called No Mask.
  20. DIRGE WITHIN have launched a special pre-order bundle for their new album THERE WILL BE BLOOD. You can snag the album and a limited edition t-shirt for under $20 via this link.  Oh, and if you haven't heard, I did their new lyric video. The album will see release on April 10th via THC:Music/Rocket Science Ventures.
  21. GREG LASWELL has announced a tour in support of his April 24th release LANDLINE. Check out his Facebook for dates.
  22. CAIRO KNIFE FIGHT have released a killer video for their new track The Violence of Action. Watch it.
  23. THE STATIC JACKS have announced a spring tour with THE WOMBATS and FLAGSHIP.
  24. HORSEBACK are streaming Ahriman from their upcoming RELAPSE Records release HALF BLOOD, which will be out on May 8.
  25. DEMON HUNTER have released a video for My Destiny. Their new album TRUE DEFIANCE hits stores on April 10 via Solid State Records.
  26. HELL MILITIA have signed to SEASON OF MIST RECORDS.
  27. HOLLYWOOD WASTE continues their lifestyle expansion with the launch of their own webstore.
  28. CHARM CITY DEVILS have bumped the release of their SIN album from April 1 to April 10th.
  29. LITA FORD will release her new album LIVING LIKE A RUNAWAY on June 19th via SPV/Steamhammer.
  30. THE STORY SO FAR have released a video for Roam.
  31. OSI are streaming a new track called Big Chief II over at Prog Archives.
  32. KILL DEVIL HILL the new project featuring acclaimed drummer Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, Heaven and Hell, Dio) and bassist Rex Brown, (Pantera, Down) have confirmed a May 22nd release date in North America via SPV/Steamhammer. 
  33. JOB FOR A COWBOY are streaming a new track over at Metal Underground.

N' MORE!

  1. JESSICA FRECH has released her fan-funded album REALITY on iTunes today.
  2. GARBAGE are offering a limited-time Free Download of their new song Blood for Poppies.
  3. TOMMY NOBLE & CELLDWELLER have released a Beatport Exclusive called Meteorite. Wanna hear it? Sure ya do...
  4. KIP MOORE has released the second episode of his new webseries over at CMT. 
  5. KIMBERLY COLE has released her new single U Make Me Wanna on iTunes.
  6. Texas-born singer/songwriter/hiphopper BEN BURGESS has a new mixtape available on Bandcamp.
  7. SERGE DEVANT will release a new album titled REWIND on April 3 via Ultra Music. 

Check back to The Rock Father™ early and often for more music goodness!

James Zahn

James Zahn is not a journalist, nor a blogger, though he may be credited as such by others, or even accept the title... depending on the circumstance.  Instead, he considers himself largely to be an "entertainment and lifestyle writer," bringing 25+ years of experience in the entertainment and publishing industries into the family realm as THE ROCK FATHER™.

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