Friday, January 25, 2013

THE ASYLUM Playlist for 01-24-13

This week on THE ASYLUM on we had Jason Newsted call in to talk about his band Newsted and their Metal EP plus great tunes.  Below is the playlist (click here for podcast):

  • Black Diamond [Live] by Kiss With The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
  • Sunshine Of Your Love by Jimi Hendrix
  • Running Off The Edge by Machine Elves
  • Fever by She Said Fire
  • Wherever I May Roam [Live] by Metallica
  • Ride The Blue by Panzie*
  • Hard To See by Five Finger Death Punch
  • King of the Underdogs by Newsted
  • Godsnake by Newsted
  • You Wouldn't Know by Hellyeah
  • The Silver Epic by Fall Of The Albatross
  • Black Moon Rising by Midnight Mob
  • Ball Drop by Z-Paul
  • Pick Up The Ball by Snew
  • Dying Breed by BoundAlive
  • Caffeine by Alice Cooper
  • Midnight Sun by Black Country Communion
  • Self Medicating by Generation Kill
  • Overlord by Black Label Society
  • The Mob Rules by Adrenaline Mob
  • Earth On Hell by Anthrax
  • What If? by Godsmack
  • Highway Star by Chickenfoot
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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Want to Book Turbo? Now You Can

As you know I've been helping spread the word about great rock and metal through my social networking accounts, website, and Internet radio DJ for the last three years. And now its time for the next step which I already started doing last summer.

I am now putting myself out there as a DJ and/or host for shows here in the NY/NJ area. Yes, you read right. It's time I get out into the public more and take my style of rock and metal with me.

You can now book me in as a DJ and/or host of your show. Aside from a wide choice of music (from the Beatles to the undue bands) I will also promote all shows I'm booked for on my radio show and through the Bullspike Radio social networking sites in addition to my own. Plus I don't need to be on a stage to host. Knowing not all stages are wheelchair accessible I have invested in a wireless headset microphone and can host from anywhere in the venue.

So when your putting together your shows keep me in mind as your DJ and/or host for the night.

If your interested in booking me you can contact me right at for further details.

Lets put the roll back into rock n roll together.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

SODOM Confirm New Album Title

As brutal as the production of Waldemar Sorychta is the diverse songwriting on the new studio album Epitome of Torture, a kind of tour de force through the history of thrash metal, featuring harsh arrangements, melodic solos and raging vocal attacks.

Epitome of Torture will be released in Germany on April 26th, in Europe on April 29th and in the US/Canada on May 7th through Steamhammer/SPV and will be available in four editions: as a jewel case release, in a digipak including additional bonus material on double gatefold LP with colored vinyl and download.

Stay tuned for more info!

SODOM Live 2013:
26.01. CO-Bogota - Monsterfest Colombia
15.03. GB-Gwynedd - Hammerfest V
30.03. F-Chaulnes - Chaulnes Metal Fest
13.04. CL-Santiago - Metal Fest Santiago
24.05. FI-Hyvinkaeae - Steelfest Open Air
30.05. D-Geiselwind - Beastival Festival
22.06. PL-Jaworzno - Metalfest

Tom Angelripper - bass, vocals
Bernemann - guitars
Markus Freiwald - drums

Monday, January 21, 2013

CLUTCH Confirm Additional North American Tour Dates for Earth Rocker World Tour

The Earth Rocker world tour is in full swing. The Current UK/European tour will have Hark as the support from London through Copenhagen. Tombstone will support in Oslo, Norway and Badge and Troubled Horse will support in Stockholm.

CLUTCH has announced the first leg of the Earth Rocker North American tour. This leg begins March 8th in Cincinnati, OH and runs through April 20th in Baltimore, MD. Support on the tour will come from Orange Goblin, Lionize and Kyng. The shows from March 8th through March 24th are on sale now, and the newly announced dates are set to go on sale for fan club members Tuesday January 22nd HERE. Tickets will go on sale for the general public on Friday January 25th and Saturday January 26th.

Additionally CLUTCH will appear at this year's South by Southwest (SXSW) festival. Exact info on show times and locations will be released soon. Make sure to stay tuned to for the latest info.

WEATHERMAKER MUSIC has confirmed a March 19, 2013 WORLDWIDE release date for the CLUTCH Earth Rocker CD and Vinyl. Presales for Earth Rocker start at 12:00 noon EST today. Please visit to pre-order the new record which is available in special bundles packages as well.

The first single and title track can streamed exclusively HERE. Fans can keep up on the progress of Earth Rocker by visiting the new website The website is a hub dedicated to all things Earth Rocker. Fans can expect to see frequent updates including photos, videos from the studio, song title announcements and samples of new songs.

Earth Rocker European Tour
1/21: Press Day in London, UK
1/22: London, UK @ Koko - SOLD OUT!
1/23: Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg - Tickets
1/24: Press Day in Paris, FR
1/25: Paris, FR @ La Maroquinerie - SOLD OUT!
1/26: Stuttgart, GER @ Universum - SOLD OUT!
1/27: Munchen, GER @ Backstage Club - SOLD OUT!
1/28: Press Day in Berlin, GER
1/29: Berlin, GER @ Lido - SOLD OUT!
1/30: Press Day in Cologne, GER
1/31: Cologne, GER @ Luxor - SOLD OUT!
2/1: Brussels, BE @ VK - Tickets
2/2: Hamburg, GER @ Logo - SOLD OUT!
2/3: Copenhagen, DK @ Amager Bio - Tickets
2/4: Press Day in Oslo, NO
2/5: Oslo, NO @ Parkteateret - SOLD OUT!
2/6: Press Day in Stockholm, SWE
2/7: Stockholm, SWE @ Tyrol - Tickets

Earth Rocker North American Tour
3/8: Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart's - Tickets
3/9: Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works - Tickets
3/10: Sauget, IL @ Pop's - Tickets
3/11: Little Rock, AR @ Juanita's Cantina Ballroom - Tickets
3/12: Tulsa, OK @ Cain's Ballroom - Tickets
3/14: Dallas, TX @ Palladium Ballroom - Tickets
3/15: Austin, TX @ SXSW
3/16: Austin, TX @ SXSW
3/18: Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep - Tickets
3/19: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot - Tickets
3/21: Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues - Tickets
3/22: Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee - Tickets
3/23: Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Café Las Vegas Strip - Tickets
3/24: Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues - Tickets
3/26: San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
3/27: Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory
3/29: Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market
3/30: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
3/31: Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory Concert House
4/1: Missoula, MT @ The Wilma Theater
4/2: Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory Concert House
4/3: Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
4/5: Calgary, AB @ Flames Central
4/6: Saskatoon, SK @ Odeon Events Centre
4/7: Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall
4/9: Winnipeg, MB @ The Garrick Centre
4/10: Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
4/11: Des Moines, IA @ Wooly's
4/12: Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
4/13: Grand Rapids, MI @ The Orbit Room
4/15: Syracuse, NY @ Westcott Theater
4/16: New Haven, CT @ Toad's Place
4/18: Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy
4/19: Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE - Indoor
4/20: Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live

PRONG's Tommy Victor Unveils Signature Schecter Guitar Confirms NAMM Signing and Performance

Tommy Victor frontman of quintessential New York Metallers PRONG is pleased to unveil his brand new signature guitar model from Schecter Guitar Research. Tommy will be showing off his new guitar at this year's NAMM show. Tommy will be signing on Friday January 25th at 1:00 PM in room 210. PRONG will then take to the stage Saturday January 26th at The Grove in Anaheim, CA alongside Exodus, Jeff Loomis and Chris Poland.

Victor commented on his new signature model guitar:

"I am so happy to finally have my own signature model being released! And to have it done through Schecter is an honor and a highlight in my career. We put our minds together to design an intense model that we know guitar players and collectors of all sorts are going to appreciate. I'm personally impressed with the outcome. It's amazing!"

"To help celebrate Schecter's dominance in new designs and innovation and quality all around, along with the release of the Tommy Victor signature model, PRONG will be supporting Exodus at the Schecter NAMM Party Saturday Jan 26th at the Grove in Anaheim. Also performing is my old friend Chris Poland and his band Ohm, and one of the world's top shredders Jeff Loomis. The incredible Gary Holt with the rest of us will be doing a signing at the new upstairs Schecter booth at NAMM (which will have my new model on display) Friday Jan. 25 at 1pm. See you at NAMM!"

PRONG latest release Carved into Stone was released in 2012 on Long Branch Records. The album which is quintessentially PRONG, stretches into the band's earliest and dirtiest foundations on which the band was founded on to the present as a staple of today's post-metal and rock scenes.

Carved Into Stone can be ordered from Amazon HERE. Be sure to check out the deluxe iTunes edition which features an exclusive bonus track which is a cover of the Rammstein track "Feuer Frei".

PRONG's video for "Revenge...Best Served Cold" can be streamed HERE.

Visit the PRONG online merch store HERE.

A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH Reveal Title, and Tracklisting for New Album

A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH have completed the mastering phase of their forthcoming sophomore release on Steamhammer/SPV.

Today the band has confirmed the title of the new album as Lay My Soul to Waste which will be released May 21st in North America. In addition the tracklisting has also been revealed. Once again the artwork was commissioned by Sam Shearon, who is also responsible for artwork on the band's first release And Hell Will Follow Me.

Frontman Sal Abruscato spoke about the completion of the second record and what fans can expect:

"I can't express in words how proud I am of our accomplishment. To finally complete our sophomore album, sit back and listen to what we have done is a great feeling. From our performances to Matt Brown's mixes and finally having the album blessed by engineer and mastering great Ted Jensen, this album sounds bigger than the Grand Canyon. This album will surpass all expectations; it will be a privilege and an honor to present this album to all the fans."

Lay My Soul to Waste Tracklisting:
1) Lay My Soul to Waste
2) Shallow Grave
3) The Needle in You
4) In the Sleeping Death
5) Killer by Night
6) Growing Old
7) Dead of Winter
8) Devil Came With a Smile
9) Day of the Storm
11) Cold Dark Mourning

BoundAlive Bassist Leaves Line Up

Jorge A. Avila, bass player for New Jersey metal band BoundAlive, announced from his personal Facebook page that he is leaving the band.  Below is his statement:

For close to 7 years now I have given my body, heart, mind and soul to BoundAlive and have done so with great pleasure and desire. I have always pushed forward and always given BoundAlive 200% of myself even at times where others would’ve folded, I kept on going. My desire and drive to push BoundAlive forward and my love for the arts of performing and creating music has always been intact and never greater.
After such desire, drive and motivation got questioned again for something so little and stupid that could've been easily fixed with communication and then also being compared to someone who never displayed none of those emotions…well that’s where I drew the line. Since apparently, I no longer "want" to play, I have been forced to step away even though that was never what I wanted.
I am sad to say that I am no longer part of BoundAlive and wish BoundAlive all the success in the world. Thank you all for all the great memories I will cherish for the rest of my life.

Friday, January 18, 2013

THE ASYLUM Playlist for 01-17-13

Here's this weeks playlist (click here for podcast):

  • Burn It to the Ground by Nickelback
  • Welcome To The Machine by Motley Crue
  • Demonoid Phenomenon by Rob Zombie
  • Mann gegen Mann by Rammstein
  • Renegades of Funk by Rage Against the Machine
  • Nookie by Limp Bizkit
  • The Dogs Know Better by Borgo Pass
  • Children Of The Grave by Black Sabbath
  • Indians by Anthrax
  • Brotherhood Of Man by Motorhead
  • Under And Over It by Five Finger Death Punch
  • Midnight Ride by Hellshot
  • Spineless by Korotory
  • Insurrection by Lamb Of God
  • One Foot In The Grave by F-61
  • Walking Dead by Generation Kill
  • King of the Underdogs by Newsted
  • Social Anxiety by Misery
  • Undaunted by Adrenaline Mob
  • Lower Than Low by AnAkA
  • My Undead Darling (You Still Haunt Me) by Midnight Mob
  • I'll Bite Your Face Off by Alice Cooper
  • Bad For Good by Meat Loaf
  • Close My Eyes Forever by Lita Ford & Ozzy Osbourne
  • Build Me Up, Break Me Down by Dream Theater
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Friday, January 11, 2013

THE ASYLUM Playlist 01-10-13

This week on THE ASYLUM on we had a sports & adrenaline pumping theme, playlist below (click here for podcast):

  • The Boys Are Back In Town by Everclear
  • Tonight, Tonight by Smashing Pumpkins
  • Prayer by Disturbed
  • Step Up by Drowning Pool
  • Running Off The Edge by Machine Elves
  • Rise by Bobaflex
  • Domination by Pantera
  • Happy? by Mudvayne
  • Up From The Ashes by Patrick Hemer
  • Unleashed by Zandelle
  • Through The Fire And Flames by DragonForce
  • The Trooper by Iron Maiden
  • We Will Rock You by Queen
  • It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock 'N' Roll) by AC/DC
  • Beat The Bastards by Accept
  • Release The Beast by Snew
  • Master Of Puppets by Metallica
  • Psychotron by Megadeth
  • And Then There Were None by Exodus
  • Come And Get It by Overkill
  • Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin
  • Highway Star by Deep Purple
  • The Wizard by Black Sabbath
  • Back In The Saddle by Aerosmith
  • Angry Man by Panzie*
  • Make You Crazy by She Said Fire
  • Boom by P.O.D.
  • God Gave Rock 'n' Roll To You II by KISS
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Friday, January 4, 2013

THE ASYLUM Playlist 01-03-13

We continued recapping 2012 this week, here's the playlist (click here for podcast):

  • Who Are You [Live] by The Who
  • Beggarman [Live] by Black Country Communion
  • The Evil That Men Do [Live] by Iron Maiden
  • Rise, Rebel, Resist [Live] by Otep
  • When a Blind Man Cries by Metallica
  • Meet The Wolf by A Pale Horse Named Death
  • Public Enemy No. 1 by Megadeth
  • The Return by Killswitch Engage
  • Peacemaker by Texas Hippie Coalition
  • City Of Freedom by Lynch Mob
  • Voodoo Doll by Kill Devil Hill
  • Witchtripper by Down
  • Who's Coming Back To Who by The Dirty Pearls
  • Rock n Roll Baby by Poc
  • Out Go The Lights by Aerosmith
  • Rusty James by Green Day
  • Zombies of War by Mongrel
  • Welcome the Blistering by Seas Of Wake
  • Devil's Daughter by Attika 7
  • Empty by Black Summer
  • The Undertow by Lamb Of God
  • Slo-Mo-Tion by Marilyn Manson
  • Accept Your Fate by DEADNATION
  • The Ventriloquist by Blkvampires
  • From The Ashes by In This Moment
  • Shine Forever by Fozzy
  • The Ballad of Sweeney Todd by Dee Snider
  • Wings Of Liberty by DragonForce
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