DOYLE WOLFGANG VON FRANKENSTEIN Unleashes Clip Of New Song ‘Run For Your Life

 

Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein has released a snippet of “Run For Your Life”, a track from his forthcoming sophomore release, “Doyle II: As We Die”, due on May 5 via EMP Label Group in conjunction with Doyle’s own Monsterman Records.

 

“As We Die” will be available with alternate artwork configurations, featuring art by legendary horror/comic/album cover artist Sam Shearon, known for his iconic works with Rob Zombie, IRON MAIDEN, Clive Barker, KISS, MINISTRY and RAMMSTEIN.

 

EMP/Monsterman will also release several limited-edition vinyl configurations, as well as a CD reissue, of Doyle’s critically acclaimed “Abominator”.

 

DOYLE, the current project of Von Frankenstein, with CANCERSLUG vocalist Alex “Wolfman” Story, and a current touring lineup rounded out by bassist Brandon Strate and drummer Brandon Pertzborn, continues the lineage of Doyle’s former projects, pairing crushing metal riffs with ferocious punk rock swagger and the theatrical intensity one would expect from one of the reigning kings, and erstwhile creators, of horror-core.

 
Doyle is in the midst of the “Abominate The World” tour, which includes several dates in the U.K., Germany, Austria, Italy and Hungary, with U.S. dates to be announced.

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AC/DC’s ANGUS YOUNG Joins GUNS N’ ROSES On Stage In Sydney

AC/DC guitarist Angus Young made a guest appearance with GUNS N’ ROSES Friday night (February 10) in Sydney, Australia.

 

Young joined the band to perform the AC/DC songs “Whole Lotta Rosie” and “Riff Raff”.

 

“We’re gonna bring out a friend of ours,” GUNS frontman Axl Rose told the crowd. “Ladies and gentlemen, Angus Young!” Rose then poked fun at Young’s T-shirt and jeans, quipping: “Here’s something you never see. He didn’t have his school uniform, but I’m wearing a school jacket.”

 

GUNS N’ ROSES bassist Duff McKagan tweeted earlier in the week that Angus greeted him and his bandmates when they arrived in Sydney. In addition, Fernando Lebeis, who is part of GN’R’s management team, posted a photo on Instragam of a nice flower arrangement with a “Welcome to Sydney!” card signed by Angus and the guitarist’s wife Ellen. “I have missed these two, Angus and Ella. AC/DC Family,” Lebeis wrote.

 

Young previously joined GUNS N’ ROSES on stage in April 2016 at the Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival to perform the AC/DC classics “Riff Raff” and “Whole Lotta Rosie”.

 

Rose replaced Brian Johnson last year for U.S. and European AC/DC dates after the longtime AC/DC singer was ordered off the road by doctors due to hearing issues.

 

The Australian leg of GUNS N’ ROSES’ “Not In This Lifetime” tour kicked off in Brisbane, and continues in Sydney on Saturday, before heading to Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth.

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Society 1 Lead Singer Gambles Entire Record Advance In Las Vegas

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Matt “The Lord” Zane decided to take his chances in Las Vegas last
week in an attempt to double his record advance in order to complete a
music video that went over budget. Zane was posting on his Facebook
that the bands latest Sci Fi themed video for “No Control” which was
shot entirely on green screen needed extensive post production work
that would have depleted the advance. Completing the video wouldn’t
have left enough funds for extensive touring.

 

Instead of choosing between completing the video or touring Zane
headed to Vegas and checked himself into a five star hotel. After
exchanging the bands entire record advance for chips he went on a ten
hour gambling binge playing primarily roulette. The entire affair
played out on Zane’s social media accounts as he kept posting updates
for all to see including his bandmates.

 

“I thought he was kidding. When I saw him actually head to Vegas we
all tried to call but he wouldn’t pick up his phone. We asked people
through social media to try and find him and a fan actually caught him
at the roulette table. When I received a picture that the fan took of
Matt gambling I knew it was really going down.” said DV Karloff the
bands bassist.

 

When president of DSN Guy G was asked about his thoughts of the
gambling drama he simply responded with “That is the most rock n roll
thing I’ve ever seen. Who spends their entire record advance in Las
Vegas gambling. Apparently Society 1 does.”

 

Many have questioned what the future holds for Society 1 considering
the new album isn’t even released until March 7th now that Zane has
spent the bands advance.

 

“The record is done and turned in. The first single and video is done.
Our single “It’s Yours Now” goes to radio soon. The albums and posters
are being manufactured. Our record release party is booked. Basically
what I’m trying to say is that life goes on and the band will continue
as planned. We’ve been around since 1996 and gone through so much I
don’t think anything can stop us at this point.” said Zane

 

Society 1 “Rise From The Dead” is released March 7th worldwide
through DSN Music.

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Full moon, eclipse and comet to be visible Friday night

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Got big plans for Friday night? Guess we’ll all have to make do by watching the celestial show that will take place that night.

 

First, there will be a full moon. That’s always fun, but this one will be a little more special. It’s known as a “snow moon.” The name comes from the fact that the heaviest snows usually fall during February, according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac.

 

But if that’s not special enough, there’s also an eclipse that night. It’ll be a penumbral lunar eclipse, meaning it’s a partial eclipse that leaves sections of the moon darkened by the Earth’s shadow. No, it won’t be as spectacular as those “blood moon” eclipses. It’ll be subtler. The level of darkness reached during the eclipse may or may not be apparent; it just depends on where you are when you view it.

 

In North America, the eclipse begins at 5:34 p.m. ET and ends at 9:53 ET, according to astronomy website EarthSky. The eclipse will be at its height around 7:44 p.m. ET.

 

Here comes a comet

 

If that’s still not enough, let’s throw in a comet to the night’s festivities.

 

Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdušáková, is visible as it flies by Earth. The comet will get within 7.4 million miles of the planet as it makes its closest approach this weekend, according to Universe Today.

 

Comet 45P will be the most visible a couple of hours after the eclipse, so look to the skies again about 3 a.m. ET Saturday and find the greenish-blue light with a tail.

 

And don’t forget, a total big-time solar eclipse will streak across the United States on August 21.

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SAMMY HAGAR And ADAM LEVINE Launch The World’s First Mezquila

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Marking a first in the spirits industry, Sammy Hagar and Adam Levine announce the launch of Santo Mezquila, a premium blend of two distillates — 100% Blue Agave, commonly known as Tequila, and Espadin Agave, used to produce Mezcal. Born from a creative revelation that Sammy and Adam shared one night in Cabo San Lucas, and honed over two years, Santo represents the first quality blend of different agave distillates to hit the market.

 

“When Adam and I started tasting the different blends, I knew we had something special that people would love,” said Hagar. “It was only right to get the team back together and share Santo with the world.”

 

Sammy Hagar, Rock And Roll Hall of Fame inductee and no stranger to the tequila world, joined forces with his “The Voice” co-star and tequila aficionado Adam Levine, and reunited the group behind the successful Cabo Wabo brand, including Jack Daniels and Marco Monroy, to build Santo Mezquila. Creative and tech agency Narrative_ helms the branding and advertising, while Infinium Spirits is managing the sales and marketing of the unique spirit that joins the two renowned beverages.

 

“With Santo, you get that smooth, full agave, rich tequila flavor with a touch of smoky-sweetness that you can only find with Mezcal — perfect for sipping,” said Levine.

 
Santo is crafted by third-generation master distiller Juan Eduardo Nunez, from the famed distillery El Viejito in Jalisco, Mexico, and is being distributed in select markets nationwide, launching in Las Vegas, California, New York, Texas and Florida in the first quarter of 2017.

 

Tasting notes: Santo’s intense agave aroma mixes with an earthy, light smokiness with a hint of herbs. The initial bite is mellow and fades gently, while the full taste and finish elicits the intricate agave flavor and herbal complexity layered with gentle smoke, slight floral fruitiness and low saltiness. It has a particular sweetness to its finish.

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PRONG To Release ‘Zero Days’ Album This Summer

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photo of Tommy Victor by Cassie Balazic Photography for mk ultra

 

American power trio PRONG will release its new studio album, “Zero Days”, in the summer via Steamhammer/SPV.

 

A European “Zero Days” tour, featuring appearances at some of the most coveted festivals as well as a run of headline shows, will kick off on June 16 at the Graspop Metal Meeting in Dessel, Belgium.

 

Says PRONG founder Tommy Victor: “Europe is a special place for PRONG and 2017 is shaping up to be another touring year for the history books. Many great festivals and great clubs are on the agenda and we will be bringing some new music along as well! We are extremely excited!”

 

PRONG spent the better part of October and November 2016 trekking through Europe with OBITUARY, EXODUS and KING PARROT as part of the “Battle Of The Bays” tour. In April/May, they will be touring North America with TESTAMENT and SEPULTURA.

 

PRONG’s latest album, “X – No Absolutes”, was released in February 2016 through SPV/Steamhammer as a digipak (including bonus track+poster), 2LP gatefold version (colored vinyl, CD in paper sleeve) and as a digital download.

 

Asked by From Hero To Zero if he thinks music streaming services are helping artists or are slowly killing them, Tommy said: “It depends what bracket you are in, financially; that is an issue. I think larger artists are generally greedy in a lot of ways. And when it gets to a point where you’re financially secure for the rest of your life, I don’t see why these guys are really worried about it too much. Not to brag about my lifestyle, but I still rent a room in a house and I live very frugally, and that’s the only way I could survive [while] keeping the band going. I’ve had to make those sacrifices. I think people’s heads get really big. I have no problem with streaming. I’m not really doing this to make a whole lot of money; that’s not really my source of energy with the whole thing. And it’s just a calling, and I do it, and I enjoy what I do, and I keep it simple with the motivation. If people wanna be greedy, let them be greedy, and that doesn’t really apply to my life too much.”

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