Friday, June 28, 2013

Zandelle is the Final Inductee to the Bullspike Radio Hall Of Fame Class of 2013

We are proud to announce that New York's own Zandelle is the last inductee to the Bullspike Radio Hall of Fame Class of 2013.

Whenever people in the rock and metal world think of power metal they think European bands. But Zandelle has changed that thinking by proving that its not about where you are from but the music you bring to the world. They have shown that world that power metal can be born and thrive in the US.

There last studio album, Shadows Of The Past was met with much acclaim from people all around the world. And despite line up changes throughout the years they continue to rock on to make there place in the world of rock and metal.

It is for these reasons that we are proud to have Zandelle be the final inductee to the Bullspike Radio Hall of Fame Class of 2013.

THE ASYLUM Playlist for 06-27-13

No interviews scheduled so it was all tunes this week, here's the playlist (click here for podcast):

  • Caffeine by Alice Cooper
  • Moonchild by Iron Maiden
  • Dr. Feelgood by Motley Crue
  • Shout Mercy by KISS
  • Lights Out by Charetta
  • Hunter's Season by Kamelot
  • Monsters Keep Me Company by Lordi
  • The Keeper by Freak Of The Day
  • The Undertow by Lamb Of God
  • Mask Behind Some Lies by Machinage
  • Waiting To Die by Wrench
  • Summer Breeze by Type O Negative
  • We Are The Fallen by Death Division
  • Suicide Messiah by Black Label Society
  • Six Months & The Summer by A Need For Reason
  • Funhouse by She Said Fire
  • Elevate by The Winery Dogs
  • As Is by Van Halen
  • You Shook Me by Led Zepplin
  • Hear My Train A Comin' by Jimi Hendrix
  • Glass Castles by Invader
  • Come What May by Iced Earth
  • Damaged Soul by Black Sabbath
  • Learn From This Mistake by Down
  • Die Trying by Art Of Dying
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Friday, June 21, 2013

THE ASYLUM Playlist for 06-20-13

This week on THE ASYLUM on we had Sean de la Tour call in to talk about Death Division going out on Gigantour and what else is coming from them plus tunes.  Here's this weeks playlist (click here for podcast):

  • From the Ashes by In This Moment
  • Runs In the Blood by Charetta
  • Hellfire by Accept
  • Aftermath by Armored Saint
  • Operation Ground And Pound by DragonForce
  • Swashbuckled by Alestorm
  • Transformers by Powerglove
  • Heroic Dose by Newsted
  • Wasting by Fear Report
  • No One Gets Left Behind by Five Finger Death Punch
  • We Are The Fallen by Death Division
  • I've Had Enough by Death Division
  • Weapon Of Mass Destruction by Gene Simmons
  • Cyber World by Halford
  • Live Forever by Black Sabbath
  • Alive Again by Machine Elves
  • White Cadillac by She Said Fire
  • Devil Song by KILLCODE
  • Heart Worn Highway by Rebel Meets Rebel
  • Came Back Haunted by Nine Inch Nails
  • Zerstoren by Rammstein
  • Thunderkiss '65 [Live] by Rob Zombie
  • Suicide Solution [Live] by Ozzy Osbourne
  • Heaven Can Wait by Iron Maiden

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Friday, June 14, 2013

THE ASYLUM Playlist for 06-13-13

This week on THE ASYLUM on we had Eddie Trunk call in to talk about the new season of That Metal Show and a little preview of his upcoming book plus awesome tunes.  Below is this weeks playlist (click here for podcast):

  • It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock 'N' Roll) by AC/DC
  • Hooligan's Holiday by Motley Crue
  • Stillborn Savior by Mongrel
  • Adversary by A Need For Reason
  • Sword Meet Skull, Skull Meet Sword by Whiplash
  • Terminal Show by Motorhead
  • Billion Dollar Babies by Alice Cooper
  • Parasite by Kiss
  • Sick As a Dog by Aerosmith
  • Run with the Wolf by Rainbow
  • As Long As I Got the Music by Sebastian Bach
  • The Game Show by Mike Orlando
  • Loner by Black Sabbath
  • Parade Of The Dead by Black Label Society
  • We Are The Fallen by Death Division
  • Vilify by Device
  • Outlaw Torn [Live] by Metallica
  • Ghosts along the Mississippi [Live] by Down
  • Painkiller [Live] by Judas Priest
  • Rime Of The Ancient Mariner [Live] by Iron Maiden
  • Prophets Of War by Generation Kill
  • In the End by Anthrax
  • Best I Can by Art Of Dying

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Sunday, June 9, 2013

REVOCATION Album Trailer Posted - Pre-Orders Available Now

REVOCATION's self-titled new album will be released in Europe on August 2nd, The UK August 5th and August 6th in North America via Relapse Records. This is their 4th full-length release and the first featuring new bassist Brett Bamberger. The artwork was created by Orion Landau (Dying Fetus, Obscura, Nile).

Today a trailer for the albums has been made available HERE.  The trailer features 30 seconds of new music.  Additionally, the album is now available for pre-order in exclusive bundle packages at The Relapse Records Online Store.  The album will be available in a deluxe CD, standard CD, 2xLP and Digital Formats.  The Deluxe CD and LP contain an exclusive bonus track, a cover of the Metallica classic "Dyers Eve".

Throughout the recording process the band had cameras rolling capturing everything.  From this footage REVOCATION has put together a series of videos detailing different aspects of the recording process.  Today the band has posted

The first in-studio video focuses on the drums and bass and can be viewed HERE.  Additionally the clip features 10 seconds of new REVOCATION music.  The second video in the series focusing on the guitar and bass tracking and features 10 seconds of brand new REVOCATION material.  Check it out HERE.  The third video, which focuses on the recording of the vocals can be viewed HERE

REVOCATION will be taking part in this year's Summer Slaughter Tour, alongside the likes of Dillenger Escape Plan, Cattle Decapitation and others.  The tour starts July 19th in San Francisco, CA and runs through August 20th in Portland, OR.  In addition to the Summer Slaughter dates, the band has announced a handful of headline shows leading up to the Summer Slaughter and immediately following the tour.  All dates are listed below.

REVOCATION is available for interviews upon request. To speak with the band, please contact the relevant publicity contact listed below. Updated REVOCATION news and tour information will be made available at the Relapse Records website, the REVOCATION Facebook page.

REVOCATION Tracklisting:
1.  The Hive
2.  Scattering the Flock
3.  Arch Fiend
4.  Numbing Agents
5.  Fracked
6.  The Gift You Gave
7.  Invidious
8.  Spastic
9.  Entombed By Wealth
10. A Visitation

REVOCATION Headline Dates:
7/14 Reading, PA @ Reverb
7/15 Peoria, IL @ Brass Rail
7/18 Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory

***THE SUMMER SLAUGHTER TOUR. All Dates from July 19 - Aug 16 with/ The Dillinger Escape Plan, Animals as Leaders, Periphery, Norma Jean, Cattle Decapitation, The Ocean, Revocation, Aeon, Rings of Saturn, Thy Art is Murder***

7/19-San Francisco, CA @ The Regency
7/20-Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
7/21-Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
7/24-Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
7/25-Austin, TX @ Scoot Inn
7/26-Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
7/27-Houston, TX @ House of Blues
7/29-Orlando, FL @ House of Blues (NO CATTLE DECAPITATION)
7/30-Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
7/31-Knoxville, TN @ Old City Courtyard
8/01-Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
8/02-Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
8/03-Worcester, MA @ The Palladium (NO NORMA JEAN)
8/04-Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
8/07-New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater
8/08-Toronto, ON @ The Sound Academy
8/09-Montreal, QC @ Heavy MTL
8/10-Albany, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
8/11-Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre (NO DEP)
8/12-Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
8/13-Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
8/14-Minneapolis, MN @ Station 4
8/16-Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
8/17-Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
8/18-Caldwell, ID @ The Venue *Headline Show*
8/19-Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO
8/20-Portland, OR @ Roseland Ballroom

REVOCATION Headline Dates
8/21 Richland, WA @ Ray's Golden Lion
8/22 Spokane, WA @ The Center
8/23 Billings, MT @ Railyard
8/24 Cheyenne, WY @ Ernie November Record Store
8/25 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
8/26 Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups

Friday, June 7, 2013

THE ASYLUM Playlist for 06-06-13

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

  • Paradise City by Guns N' Roses
  • Creeping Death by Metallica
  • Duality by Slipknot
  • Back Bacon (Gluttony Is A Sin) by Beyond Dishonor
  • Welcome the Blistering by Seas Of Wake
  • B.Y.O.B. by System Of A Down
  • Warrior by Disturbed
  • I Stand Alone by Godsmack
  • Something Just Snapped by Machine Elves
  • Love Your Lies by Charetta
  • We're All Gonna Die by Slash Featuring Iggy Pop
  • One Last Day by Decypher
  • Kingdom of the Lost by Black Star Riders
  • Running Backwards by Queensryche
  • Back for More by Ratt
  • Alien Nation by Scorpions
  • Burning Empty Sky by Sensory Defect
  • Eradication Instincts Defined by Dimmu Borgir
  • Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son [Live] by Iron Maiden
  • A Rite Of Passage by Dream Theater
  • Dance In The Rain by Megadeth
  • Throne Of Thorns by Testament
  • Inside The Winter Storm by DragonForce
  • Seize the Day by Avenged Sevenfold
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Thursday, June 6, 2013


The hard rock/heavy metal community has spoken! VH1 Classic’s centerpiece in original programming “That Metal Show” debuted the latest season to record numbers for 2013.  The Season 12 premiere aired on Saturday June 1st and is the cable channel’s highest rated telecast of 2013 to date.  The show is hosted by radio/TV personality Eddie Trunk and comedian/TV personalities Don Jamieson and Jim Florentine.  The latest premiere welcomed former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted to the show for the first time.  The episode garnered a 143% increase in viewership over the Season 11 premiere that debuted last August 2012. Also appearing on the season premiere was guest drummer Carmine Appice, a “Metal Modem” segment with Hatebreed singer Jamey Jasta and the Season 12 return of “Stump The Trunk” to name a few.  The premiere episode is available online and can be viewed at

"It's great to know the faithful fans didn't forget about the show after such a long layoff from new episodes. It's been an amazing run on VH1 Classic that just keeps getting bigger and better,” states host Eddie Trunk.  “Thanks to all the viewers for watching and making That Metal Show the flagship program for VH1 Classic! You guys rule and I hope you enjoy the next seven all new shows featuring more new features, guests, and the return of some older features as well."

This week’s episode welcomes Stone Sour/Slipknot vocalist Corey Taylor back to the show with Stone Sour guitarist Josh Rand who makes his “That Metal Show” debut.  The band sits down with Eddie, Don and Jim and discusses their latest releases House Of Gold & Bones Part 1 & 2.  The guys discuss the ideas behind releasing the albums 6 months apart, the unique packaging ideas for the album and even share a story about a New Year’s Eve with a drunken Meatloaf.  A sneak peek of that story can be seen here:  Also, the latest episode features the return of the TMS Top 5, a “Metal Modem” session with drummer Dave Lombardo known for his work in Slayer and Philm and an “Origins” segment with Guns N’ Roses guitarist Bumblefoot.  The guest musician for episode 2 is guitarist Richie Kotzen.  The episode airs at 11:00PM EST/PST.

The remaining episodes for Season 12 guests and airdates are:
6/15 – Rex Brown and Sebastian Bach (100th Episode)
6/22 – Jake E. Lee and Rick Allen
6/29 – Queensrÿche (Scott Rockenfield & Todd La Torre) and Dave Mustaine
  7/6 – Rob Zombie & John 5 and Tom Keifer
7/13 – Scott Gorham & Ricky Warwick and Neil Fallon
7/20 – Blue Öyster Cult (Buck Dharma) & Kix (Steve Whiteman & Brian Forsythe)

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Disable The Pity Party

I normally don't write about things like I am setting out for you right now but today my proverbial button was pushed. Today the Today Show decided to share a story they felt was news worthy and inspirational about Shane Burcaw who has Spinal Muscular Atrophy (the same neuromuscular disorder I have). And at first you'd think "Great Idea" yet upon reading the article and Shane's blog this is a horrible idea.

The entire story is about how Shane has a "fatal and debilitating" disease and how his college friends are taking him around the country to travel and inspire people. But how can he be inspirational when his story is essentially "feel sorry for me cause I feel sorry for myself and I'm going to die."  And his self pity party is worse then the article shows as he was once part of an online group of individuals with neuromuscular disorders that I am part of and once he realized everyone in the group was more interested in celebrating what we've done with our lives in spite of the disability he left the group as it wasn't a group of people going "so who didn't die today?"

NEWSFLASH Shane, WE ALL ARE GOING TO DIE. Healthy and/or disabled.

Now, you might take this as jealousy since he's getting national attention. But it's not the case. I have never deemed my disability, same as Shane's, to be a death sentence. Nor do I let it define me. I am an individual that happens to be disabled not the other way around.

The fact that the media is continuing to hold back the disabled by sharing these pity party stories disgusts me. I am the first in my family to graduate college, have my own Internet radio show, co own Bullspike Radio, co founded Rock Against Dystrophy, gone to countless concerts with friends and family, gone on several vacations with friends and family, and recently began DJing in local rock/metal bars and I'm far from death row or stopping anytime soon. And might I add that none of my friends became so because they took pity on me. They wanted to know me, not my disability, ME. I've even become friends with listeners of my radio show who had no clue I was disabled until they met me in person at a concert nor did it change their thoughts towards me once they knew.

Furthermore, there are countless others with disabilities who are out there busting there ass in spite of their disabilities yet none of us are getting recognized.   They are lawyers, artists, accountants, teachers, and more and NOT letting their disability decide their fate for them.

Please start acknowledging individuals who see themselves first as an individual and disabled second and STOP feeding these self hating, self pitying people because they DO NOT represent the disabled population of the world.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

LIONIZE Begin Work on New Album - Announce Select Headline Dates

Fresh off an extensive North American tour with Clutch, D.C. groove rockers LIONIZE are preparing to head back into the studio to work on their next album.  The band has confirmed four dates for the summer months and will continue to play one-off shows while they work on the follow up to Superczar and the Vulture.  Dates are below.

Frontman Nate Bergman spoke about heading back into the studio and playing out this Summer:

"We just finished up a huge North American tour with Clutch, we are excited to get into our basement and work on a new batch of songs. Along with spending the summer writing we are doing some special headlining shows in DC, Delaware and Pittsburgh. We are going to be introducing a lot of new material at these shows and working out the material live. Each show will be a unique set list as always and some older tunes along with the newer stuff will be on the menu. We are looking forward to this summer of LIONIZE

For a band with so little pretense, sometimes it can be easy to forget just how much LIONIZE accomplished since their inception in 2004.  From being the first band to play both Bonnaroo and the Vans Warped Tour in the same year to their five full-length albums to virtually non-stop touring year after year, the groove-heavy rock group has dared to do more than most bands could ever hope to accomplish.

7/3: Washington, DC @ The Rock and Roll Hotel
7/4: Rehoboth Beach, DE @ Dogfish Head
7/6: Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
8/10: Sharon, PA @ Quaker Steak & Lube

Monday, June 3, 2013

DYING FETUS Announce European Headline Tour

Death Metal powerhouse DYING FETUS have confirmed that they will be heading back to Europe this summer on a headlining tour.  The tour begins July 24th in Slovenia and runs through August 18th in France.  The tour includes appearances at numerous festivals including Brutal Assault, Party San, Bloodstock, Summer Breeze and many more. A complete list of dates can be found below.

Last week the band confirmed a string of Canadian tour dates for later this summer.  This run also includes select dates in the US.  A full North American headline tour will be announced shortly.  The tour is set to kick off August 23rd in Clifton Park, NY and will run through September 3rd in Providence, RI.

DYING FETUS released their latest album Reign Supreme in 2012 on Relapse Records.  The album is streaming in its entirety on their Bandcamp Page.

A video for the song "Second Skin" is available for viewing HERE.

Reign Supreme is available for purchase from the Relapse store HERE and digitally on iTunes.

For updates on DYING FETUS visit their Facebook page.

DYING FETUS European Tour
7/24: Slovenia Tolmin @ Metaldays Fest
7/25: Italy Point @ Neumarkt
7/27: Holland Steenwijk @ Stonehenge Fest
7/30: Russia Moscow @ Plan B
8/1: Ukraine Evpatoriya @ Metal Heads Mission Fest
8/3: France Albi Carmaux @ Xtreme Fest
8/5: Germany München @ Free & Easy Fest
8/6: Austria Dornbirn @ Schlachthof
8/7: Austria Wien @ Viper Room
8/8: Czech Rep Jaromer @ Brutal Assault Fest
8/9: Germany Schlotheim @ Party San Fest
8/10: Switzerland Hüttikon @ Meh Suff! Metal-Fest
8/11: UK Catton Hall @ Bloodstock Fest
8/12: UK London @ Barfly
8/13: France Paris @ Nouveau Casino
8/14: Germany Trier @ Exhaus
8/15: Germany Dinkelsbühl @ Summer Breeze Fest
8/16: Germany Oberhausen @ Helvete
8/17: Belgium Méan @ Metal Méan Fest
8/18: France Saint Nolff @ Motocultor Fest

DYING FETUS North American Dates:
8/23: Clifton Park, NY @ Trick Shot
8/24: Hamilton, ON @ @ Club Absinthe
8/25: Montreal, QC @ Les Foufounes Electriques
8/26: Rimouski, QC @ Le Cactus
8/27: Quebec City, QC @ Imperial
8/29: Sherbrooke, QC @ Le Magog
8/30: Jonquiere, QC @ Place Nikitoutagan
9/2: Ottawa, ON @ Maverick's
9/3: Providence, RI @ King of Clubs

ZED Premiere Lyric Video at

Great Rock and Roll doesn't just happen. It's made. With sweat, swagger and alcohol. And ZED makes rock the way it should be made. Loud guitars, a shot of whiskey and a middle finger.  ZED's latest album Desperation Blues was released on May 21st and the critical acclaim continues to come in.

Today ZED has partenered up with the online home of Revolver Magazine, for an exclusive premiere of the band's new lyric video.  The video is for the song "More".  Check it out HERE.

Desperation Blues is streaming in its entirety HERE.

The band recently completed work on a video for the first single from the album entitled "Please".  Check it out on their YouTube Channel HERE.

Desperation Blues is available for order from ZED's store HERE.  The album can also be ordered on Amazon and iTunes.

San Francisco Bay Area's ZED takes it cues from the greats like Zeppelin, Sabbath and AC/DC, but combines them with their contemporary musical influences such as Clutch, Rage Against the Machine and Queens of the Stone Age, creating a mixture that is new, yet familiar. With this explosive sound they are bringing back the guts, the grit and the balls to Rock. And they won't stop until they succeed. At least in getting drunk and having a good time.

In June of 2012 ZED entered Sonic Room Studios with Tim Narducci engineering and producing their sophomore album Desperation Blues. With the studio expertise that he gained from working with greats like Bob Rock (Metallica, The Cult) and Howard Benson (P.O.D., My Chemical Romance), Narducci was able to harness the raw energy and essence of ZED in a way that had not been done before. And what they came out with was 46 minutes of giant, hook filled riffing, crafted into 10 songs that make up one beast of an album.

ZED on Tour:
June 28 - The Annex, San Lorenzo, CA
July 18 - The Black Forest - Eugene OR
July 19 - The Red Room - Portland OR
July 20 - El Corazon - Seattle WA
August 3 - The Red Hat - Walnut Creek, CA

Sunday, June 2, 2013

DYING FETUS Announce Canadian Headline Tour

Death Metal powerhouse DYING FETUS have announced a string of Canadian tour dates for later this summer.  This run also includes select dates in the US.  A full North American headline tour will be announced shortly.  The tour is set to kick off August 23rd in Clifton Park, NY and will run through September 3rd in Providence, RI.  A complete list of dates can be found below.

DYING FETUS released their latest album Reign Supreme in 2012 on Relapse Records.  The album is streaming in its entirety on their Bandcamp Page.

A video for the song "Second Skin" is available for viewing HERE.

Reign Supreme is available for purchase from the Relapse store HERE and digitally on iTunes.

For updates on DYING FETUS visit their Facebook page.

8/23: Clifton Park, NY @ Trick Shot
8/24: Hamilton, ON @ @ Club Absinthe
8/25: Montreal, QC @ Les Foufounes Electriques
8/26: Rimouski, QC @ Le Cactus
8/27: Quebec City, QC @ Imperial
8/29: Sherbrooke, QC @ Le Magog
8/30: Jonquiere, QC @ Place Nikitoutagan
9/2: Ottawa, ON @ Maverick's
9/3: Providence, RI @ King of Clubs

BLACK WATER RISING Confirm Release Date Unveil Artwork and Tracklisting for Pissed and Driven

BLACK WATER RISING is back with the follow up to their critically acclaimed self-titled debut.  Today the band has confirmed a July 30th release date through Metalville/E1 for their sophomore album Pissed and Driven.  The band has also unveiled the cover art and tracklisting for the album.  The album art was created by Jan Yrlund of Darkgrove Design (Manowar, TYR).

Drummer Mike Meselsohn cannot wait for fans to hear the new music:

"We are really psyched to get this new album out to our fans. They've been waiting a while for the follow-up to our debut and I don't think they'll be disappointed. The title says it all and it's reflected in the energy and aggression of the cover art and music. We're ready to take this to the next level!"

The first single from Pissed and Driven "Show No Mercy" was #5 most added on the CMJ Loud Rock Chart, already top 10 at many college radio stations and in heavy rotation at Nationally Syndicated Cable channel Music Choice sitting at #6 on their Metal Chart this week.  The song can be streamed HERE and is available for purchase on iTunes.

BLACK WATER RISING was formed from the ashes of various national touring acts. After releasing two self produced albums nationwide with a band called Dust To Dust, singer songwriter Rob Traynor locked himself away in his Brooklyn, New York recording studio, later emerging with a collection of songs that would become the seeds of BLACK WATER RISING.

Invigorated and eager to capitalize on the success of their debut album, the band's new material promises to be riff heavy and proudly anchored in the foundations of traditional hard rock and metal song writing with hooks and catchy choruses to pull you in and leave you wanting more.

Pissed and Driven Tracklisting:
1. Show No Mercy
2. Last Man Standing
3. Pissed And Driven
4. Dance With The Devil
5. Along For The Ride
6. Fire It Up
7. All Gone
8. The Allure Of Self Destruction
9. Broken Man
10. We Are The Authority

HUNTRESS Hosting "Virtual Yard Sale" For Mayhem Festival Tour Support

HUNTRESS has generated a massive amount of buzz since the release of their debut album Spell Eater in 2012. The follow up to last year's kill is Starbound Beast, to be released on July 2nd during the band's run with the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. Huntress is about to embark on the biggest tour opportunity of their new career, as well as the most demanding and expensive. HUNTRESS has teamed up with fellow Mayhem brothers Battlecross to share the cost for a bus this summer, since their tour vans can't handle the extreme heat. And that is only the beginning of the financial strain for a young metal band with minimal tour support.

HUNTRESS has started an indiegogo (Virtual Yard Sale) campaign to ensure their participation in the festival. Check out their indiegogo page HERE, featuring enticing packages and unique collector items. Some of the perks offered are signed CD DigiPaks and Vinyl of their upcoming album Starbound Beast, and packages that feature tickets to Mayhem Festival plus hang outs with the band. Water balloon fights, parking lot BBQs and Astrological readings with Jill Janus are also offered up for sacrifice. Some of the most exclusive perks include the sword prop and red cloak from the "Eight of Swords" video, and Blake's 1979 Custom GMC Vandura. More items and unique opportunities will be added as well. 

In more HUNTRESS related Mayhem news, vocalist Jill Janus will host the first ever Shred-Meister guitar competition.  Festival attendees can go to the Jägermeister tents on site and audition for a chance to shred for 10 seconds on the main stage. Each day, one of the 10 finalists will win a custom Jägermeister guitar from Schecter and the overall winner at the end of the tour will win a custom Jägermeister full stack and head courtesy of Peavey Electronics.

Starbound Beast will be released on June 28th in Europe and on July 2nd in North America via Napalm Records.  The band recorded the album at Hobby Shop Studios in Los Angeles, CA, working with famed producer Zeuss (Shadows Fall, Hatebreed, Agnostic Front).  The artwork for Starbound Beast was created once again by Vance Kelly (Slayer, Ghost B.C., Mastodon).

HUNTRESS has just revealed the first song off the new record titled "I Want to Fuck You to Death", co-written by Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead. To hear the streaming version now, check out the HUNTRESS Facebook Page.  Click the "LIKE US TO DEATH" tab or visit this direct link:

HUNTRESS was spawned from the preternatural union of Jill Janus with underground metal bands Professor and Dark Black. They thrive on thundering drums, heavy riffs, spectral solos and catchy choruses that come from the band's musical concoction of occult science and bong rips. HUNTRESS remains true to the roots of melodic heavy metal with a penchant for thrash, death and black metal.

Vocals: Jill Janus
Guitars: Blake Meahl
Guitars: Anthony Crocamo
Bass: Ian Alden
Drums: Carl Wierzbicky

HUNTRESS on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival:
6/29 San Bernardino, CA - San Manuel Amphitheater
6/30 Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre
7/2 Nampa, ID - Idaho Center Amphitheater
7/3 Auburn, WA - White River Amphitheatre
7/5 Phoenix, AZ - Desert Sky Pavilion
7/6 Albuquerque, NM - Isleta Amphitheatre
7/7 Englewood, CO - Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre
7/10 Toronto, ON - Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
7/12 Burgettstown, PA - First Niagara Pavilion
7/13 Scranton, PA - Toyota Pavilion
7/14 Darien Center, NY - Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
7/16 Mansfield, MA - Comcast Center
7/17 Bangor, ME - Bangor Waterfront
7/19 Camden, NJ - Susquehanna Bank Center
7/20 Saratoga Springs, NY - Saratoga Performing Arts Center
7/21 Hartford, CT - The Comcast Theatre
7/23 Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
7/24 Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live
7/26 Noblesville, IN - Klipsch Music Center
7/27 Tinley Park, IL - First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre
7/28 Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
7/30 Atlanta, GA - Lakewood Amphitheatre
7/31 Tampa, FL - Live Nation Amphitheatre at the FL State
8/2 Austin, TX - Austin 360 Amphitheatre
8/3 The Woodlands, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
8/4 Dallas, TX - Gexa Energy Pavilion

Additional Huntress Dates:
7/1 South Lake Tahoe, CA - Whiskey Dick's Saloon (w/Battlecross)
7/9 Grand Rapids, MI - The Intersection (w/Children of Bodom,Amon Amarth, Behemoth, Job for a Cowboy, Battlecross)
7/22 Brooklyn, NY - Saint Vitus (w/Battlecross)
7/29 Louisville, KY - Expo Five (w/Children of Bodom, AmonAmarth, Behemoth)
8/7 Sauget, IL - Pop's Nightclub (w/Amon Amarth, Children ofBodom, Battlecross)
8/8 Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works (w/Children ofBodom, Amon Amarth, Battlecross)
8/9 Cleveland, OH - Peabody's Downunder (w/Children ofBodom, Amon Amarth, Battlecross)

DEVILDRIVER Announce Album Title - Unveil Cover Art - Confirm Release Date

DEVILDRIVER have confirmed that the title of their new album is Winter Kills.  The album will be released worldwide on August 27th.  The band recorded the album in Florida at Audio Hammer Studios and vocals in Los Angeles, CA at Dez's home studio with Mark Lewis (Black Dahlia Murder, Whitechapel, All That Remains) handling production duties. 

The artwork for Winter Kills features a photograph by Dean Karr.  The layout was done by Ryan Clark/Invisible Creature.

DEVILDRIVER has worked with Lewis previously on "Beast" and "The Last Kind Words" and producer Mark Lewis's prolific leadership of the new school of metal has yet again helped DEVILDRIVER deliver another Epic heavy Metal record.  This record melds what the band does best. In your face power as well as the California Groove sound the band pioneered.

DEVILDRIVER has always been a band on a three-pronged mission: Work hard, rock harder, and kick as many asses as possible in the process. The band tours forever and has since its beginnings. Their live performances and circle pits are as legendary as their music.

"This is by far DEVILDRIVER's most cohesive, powerful, groove laden record to date! We delivered our signature California Groove sound alongside a Raw and Biting guitar tone, mixed it with massive hooks, added in thunderous drums to rethink, and reshape another different sounding unique piece of Rock-N-Roll! Cutting our own path is something to be proud of. DEVILDRIVER has always and will forever be about thinking outside the box and delivering on something different from record to record, we cannot be assimilated into any scene or even genre of Metal and we will continue to do things our own way with a massive middle finger in the air to the status quo!"

Hail RockNRoll
Dez FaFara

The band will be hitting the road worldwide in support of Winter Kills.  Touring as always will be a focal point for the band. The US can expect to see them this fall and winter with Europe and the rest of the globe coming in 2014 and beyond. Additional information on Winter Kills will be made available shortly.

The Handful are the 4th inductee in the 2013 BULLSPIKE Radio Hall of Fame

Mark Duda, Jason Mischel and Bobby Rondinelli (formerly of Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Blue Oyster Cult), form The Handful. They represent rock music in the 21st Century with Palmistry in 2004, Second Hand Smoke in 2007, and Wooded Indian in 2011 all having rave reviews and strong sales. The Handful will be releasing their new record soon.

We are honored to induct The Handful into the 2013 BULLSPIKE Radio Hall of Fame.