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Thursday, May 03 2012 20:32

Giveaway: IRON MAIDEN - EN VIVO! DVD and CD!

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It's been awhile since I've done a proper 'for grown-ups' giveaway here on The Rock Father™, but tonight that ends. You're gonna want to 'Run to the Hills' for this one, as one lucky reader is going to score the new IRON MAIDEN EN VIVO! 2DVD set, and a copy of the film's soundtrack on CD! 
Musicbot 6000, automated assistant to The Rock Father, checking in with an update from THE DARKNESS...

British rock group THE DARKNESS have confirmed they will release their third studio album titled HOT CAKES on August 21 via Wind-up (North & South America) and PIAS (UK and rest of the world). After a seven-year wait, HOT CAKES--produced by the band’s JUSTIN and DAN HAWKINS with long-time collaborator Nick Brine and mixed by Bob Ezrin--will deliver the epic rock anthems and infectious pop choruses the multi-platinum band has become renowned for worldwide.

You ever have one of those moments when you know something awesome but can't tell anyone? Well, for me - the SHOCKWAVE FESTIVAL Tour 2012 is one of those things... but now I can tell you! This is a cool announcement for me, as FEAR FACTORY and DIRGE WITHIN are both on the tour, and if you've been following The Rock Father's adventures, then you might already know that I recently worked with both bands, having cut the album trailer for the new Fear Factory, and the lyric video for the new Dirge Within. Needless to say, I'll be checking out this tour. Check out the official announcement below for all the details. It's also important to note that ADDITIONAL DATES WILL BE ANNOUNCED, so don't get too bummed if your hometown isn't on here just yet. It might be added soon!

Greetings, Readers! Musicbox 6000 (automated assistant to The Rock Father) here with an update from SMASHING PUMPKINS.

THE SMASHING PUMPKINS
have unveiled the album cover artwork for their new album OCEANIA, out June 19 via Martha’s Music/EMI Label Services/Caroline Distribution. The hauntingly beautiful image (see above) was photographed by Richard Shay, son of Chicago legend Art Shay.

Monday, April 30 2012 13:28

1st Annual MAYHEM Festival Cruise Announced...

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Greetings, Readers! Musicbot 6000 has a tour update just into Rock Father HQ.

From the creators of the country’s largest touring heavy music festival experience and presented in conjunction with Hal Roseman of Rose Tours comes the first annual MAYHEM FESTIVAL CRUISE, taking place aboard the Carnival Imagination! The maiden voyage of the most crushing cruise on Earth sets sail on Friday, December 7, 2012 from the Port of Miami, FL and travels to the Bahamas, returning to the mainland on Monday, December 10th. Tickets go on sale Thursday, May 3rd at 12pm NOON EST with payment plans available. Get them before they’re “lost at sea”!

PRONG will released new album CARVED INTO STONE tomorrow, and if you've read my review (which I certainly hope you did), then you already know that you need to own it. Today, the band has released their first video from the new set, one for ''Revenge... Best Served Cold,'' the song that I noted as being the first prong jam since 1996's ''Rude Awakening'' to properly secure a space alongside songs like ''Prove You Wrong,'' ''Beg to Differ,'' and ''Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck,'' as a true PRONG classic. Take a look via Carlos and the gang at Noisecreep...

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