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Day in Rock Report for 09/07/2022

Nickelback will be releasing their new single "San Quentin", on September 7th as the first taste of their forthcoming studio album, which frontman Chad Kroeger says will be all over the map musically and will have different music for "every single mood".

Kroeger and guitarist Ryan Peake spoke about the new single and forthcoming album with Morristown, NJ radio station 105.5 WDHA's "Reconnect With Rockers With Terrie Carr" show. (read more)

Mercyful Fate have announced their first North American headlining tour in over two decades! The journey will commence on October 25th in Dallas, Texas and weave its way through fourteen cities, closing on November 16th in Atlanta, Georgia. The tour follows the band's stunning headlining performance at this year's edition of Psycho Las Vegas.

Vocalist King Diamond comments, "These will be the first Mercyful Fate concerts in North American theaters in over twenty years. Memories of a lifetime. Your special chance to see Mercyful Fate with the full European festival production, but up close and personal. (read more)

Black Veil Brides have released a video for their brand new single called "Saviour II." The song is the first single from the upcoming EP "The Mourning" due to be released on October 21st.

"Saviour II" was produced and mixed by Erik Ron (Godsmack, Bush and The Faim) at Grey Area Studios and the video was directed by Vicente Cordero (Cradle of Filth, Suicide Silence and David Hasselhoff) of Industrialism Films. (read more)

Bush have premiered a music video for their new single, "More Than Machines", which comes from their forthcoming album, "The Art Of Survival" (out October 7th)

On the track, singer and guitarist Gavin Rossdale assures, "Girls you in control, not the government." Between finger-snaps and guttural distortion, a soaring hook takes hold, "We are more than machines." (read more)

(hennemusic) Deep Purple are sharing video of a previously-unreleased 2005 performance of their track, "Rapture Of The Deep." "From the Vault: This restored video was filmed on September 3, 2005 at Polo Express, Düsseldorf, Germany," says the band.

"It was recorded for the TV promotion of the studio album 'Rapture Of The Deep', The title track was played live nearly every night during this tour and it became a solid presence in the band´s repertoire for many years to come (right up to today). (read more)

Pixies further preview their forthcoming album, Doggerel", by sharing the new track 'Dregs of the Wine', which also offers something new - a first writing credit for guitarist Joey Santiago.

Given Black Francis' prolific songwriting, Joey's contributions would usually be to build his distinctive style into his bandmate's songs. But this time around it was the reverse approach, with Joey's instrumental - a mix of explosive power chords that recall Pete Townshend and a pummelling punk attack - completed by Black's decadent, surrealist lyrics, which reference Van Halen and Black Foxx while drinking under the iconic Hollywood sign. (read more)

(hennemusic) Def Leppard is sharing a behind the scenes video update from their summer Stadium Tour with Motley Crue.

The latest webisode in the series features stops in Indianapolis, Houston, San Antonio, and Arlington, Texas, and details of work on a new song, golfing on a day off, backstage chord changes, and more. (read more)

Sole surviving member Carl Palmer, in association with the Estates of his bandmates Keith Emerson & Greg Lake, has announced the much-anticipated Welcome Back My Friends- The Return Of Emerson Lake & Palmer Tour.

Launching on Friday, November 18th., 2022 at the 2300 ARENA in Philadelphia, PA, the tour will actually reunite ELP LIVE ON STAGE through modern technology. (read more)

Evergrey have released an animated music video for their new song, "Save Us", which is the new single from their new album, "A Heartless Portrait (The Orphean Testament)".

Tom S. Englund says of the new single, "'Save Us" is about us. It's about you and I. It's about how I see our minds becoming hostages in a world where painting optimal portraits of ourselves is more important than being who we really are. It's about my observation of watching people around me who are feeling that they're not good enough for the world, or for themselves. I'm afraid we're lost, and I think we need to help each other to find our way back to what is important, to rediscover a true sense of self. As we, as artists, also contribute to content and social media as a livelihood, it's about the paradox of being caught in a world which is hard to free yourself from. I can only wish that our music brings some balance to that equation." (read more)

Dierks Bentley and Live Nation hosted the eagerly-anticipated return of Seven Peaks Music Festival this Labor Day Weekend against the picturesque new location of Villa Grove, CO in the San Luis Valley.

The three-day camping festival nurtured a feel-good atmosphere with surprise collaborations and spontaneous moments across the weekend. During Friday's '90s night, fans descended upon the new mountainous site to watch performances by Rapidgrass, The Frontmen (Richie McDonald, formerly of Lonestar, Larry Stewart of Restless Heart and Tim Rushlow, formerly of Little Texas) along with Tracy Lawrence. Bentley's Hot Country Knights ended the weekend's first night with a raucous set that even saw Tracy Lawrence return to the stage for a crowd singalong. (read more)

Kitt Wakeley today announced the guest stars, track list, first single, and release date for his new orchestral rock album, Symphony of Sinners & Saints Vol. II The Storm.

Led by songwriter/composer/arranger/producer Wakeley on keyboards, the album features a stellar lineup including guitar legend Joe Satriani, Nuno Bettencourt (Extreme), Nita Strauss (Demi Lovato, Alice Cooper), Orianthi (Alice Cooper, Richie Sambora, RSO), Kenny Aronoff (John Cougar, Joe Satriani), the London Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the London Voices choir (Paul McCartney, Luciano Pavarotti, the Hunger Games series), the Macedonian Symphony Orchestra, and the Macedonian Choir. (read more)

By popular demand, Grammy Award-winning band Old Crow Medicine Show has added a second New Year's Eve show slated for December 30 at Nashville's famed Ryman Auditorium.

This will precede their previously announced December 31 show at the historic venue, with both billed as their 15th annual New Year's Eve tradition. (read more)

"Moving people through the power of soul music, that's what it's all about," says Josh Hoyer of his band's sixth studio album, Green Light, released on October 21, 2022. "You'll hear the sounds of pain, solitude and spiritual reckoning - a heartfelt reaction to the realities of today."

Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal have lived up to their name for the past decade, spreading bold yet nuanced soul/R&B through constant touring and regular releases. Averaging 125 shows a year and already eight albums deep (including live releases), the ultra-authentic sextet is sharing the healing power of love and empathy through melody, lyricism, groove, and dance.
"Whether it gives people courage or solace, joy or a place to heal, that is what my creations are for," asserts Hoyer. "To show them that they are not alone. To bring people together." (read more)

Veteran Canadian metal band Voivod are pleased to announce the release of their new EP Ultraman on November 4th via Century Media Records.

Michel "Away Langevin" had this to say, "As a kid I often dreamed of finding a Beta Capsule, so I could transform into Ultraman, keep the city from being destroyed by a giant fire spitting monster, and hopefully save Akiko Fuji in the process. (read more)

Backstage Auctions, Inc. is honored to present The Jon & Marsha Zazula Private Collection memorabilia auction. The Zazulas, who are inducted in the Hall of Heavy Metal History, founded Megaforce Records and cemented their position as the de-facto music label in America for heavy metal. From their humble beginnings at the Indoor Market along Route 18 in East Brunswick, New Jersey to their global recognition, awards and various inductions, the "Z's" were trailblazers in the metal arena. This auction is a celebration of the life and careers of Jon and Marsha Zazula (read more)

The inaugural Riverfront Revival, a hometown music festival curated and headlined by Darius Rucker, continues to build anticipation with the release of its full music schedule.

Set to take place October 8-9, 2022 at North Charleston's gorgeous Riverfront Park, Riverfront Revival presented by Discover South Carolina will feature curated offerings of the Lowcountry's best food, libations, art and culture along with music performances mixing the best of country and rock. Doors open at 12 p.m. on Saturday and 1 p.m. on Sunday. (read more)

Arthur Brown has released his new single, "Lucifer Sam", a track from his forthcoming album, "Monster's Ball", which will arrive on October 21st. Here is the official announcement:

Fans of dark and ghoulish rock & roll are all cordially invited to attend what is sure to be the biggest party of this year's Halloween season, Monster's Ball, the new album from the one and only God Of Hellfire and theatrical rock visionary, Arthur Brown! (read more)

Kyle Pfeiffer, better known as Blacklite District, has released the official visualizer for "With Me Now."

Produced by Brett Hestla with visuals by Amber Pfeiffer, "With Me Now" is the first single released from the upcoming 1990 Deluxe Edition, which drops November 11 and features 5 new tracks. (read more)

To celebrate the release of their upcoming album Blossom as well as the milestone of being a band for 15 years, The Summer Set have announced a headlining show on November 3 at The Regent Theatre in Los Angeles.

"We're so excited to play our first headline show in Los Angeles in 6 years, celebrating our new album Blossom and the fifteenth anniversary of The Summer Set," shares vocalist Brian Logan Dales. (read more)

Highly Suspect have shared "Midnight Demon Club," the final new single to be released from the band's anxiously awaited fourth full-length album, The Midnight Demon Club, out on September 9th.

Regarding the forthcoming LP, lead vocalist and guitarist Johnny Stevens a.k.a. "Terrible Johnny" shared, "Life comes at you fast. We are constantly reminded of this, and perhaps no greater occurrence will spark the imagination more than the death of a loved one. In my experience, it's during these moments of processing great loss that the mind is completely focused on 'what if's' as we try and escape what is. (read more)

Thrash veterans Razor are streaming their new song, "A Bitter Pill". The track comes from their forthcoming first new album in 25 years, "Cycle of Contempt", which arrives September 23rd.

Founder Dave Carlo says, "I tried to write songs that everybody could listen to and say, "Yeah, I know a guy who's done that to me or done this, or I know that situation. I can relate to that. (read more)

Swedish metallers Hexed have released "Stigma Diaboli", the third single and video, taken from their up-coming album "Pagans Rising," which arrives on September 30th.

Hexed was formed in 2015 by Lead-Vocalist Tina Gunnarsson and Guitarist/Vocalist Stellan Gunnarsson in Uppsala, Sweden. Drawing on their previous experiences as members of several different bands in the Swedish metal music scene they came together with a similar vision of composing music that was different from what all their peers were currently producing. (read more)

Asheville-based post-punk/deathrock Secret Shame have released a new track called "Luxury Bitch", to celebrate the announcement of their sophomore album, "Autonomy" which is hitting stores on October 28th,

Recorded at Asheville's new studio Drop of Sun (Wednesday, MJ Lenderman, Animal Collective) with engineer/producer Alex Farrar, Secret Shame reaches a new level of maturity on Autonomy, both musically and lyrically. (read more)

T. Graham Brown is back again this month to bring listeners special stories and live cuts from his close friends and industry heroes with new episodes of LIVE WIRE on Sirius XM'S Prime Country Channel 58 starting Wednesday, September 7 at 10/9c.

September's episodes are filled with cherished memories and unforgettable moments, some recorded live at SiriusXM's Music City Theater in Nashville, Tennessee! (read more)

Branden Martin recently released his Kyle Manner (Brad Paisley and Dierks Bentley) produced album, "001", and to celebrate we asked him to tell us a song from the record and he selected, "Low Moaning Song". Here is the story:

"Low Moaning Song" wasn't always a confirmed track for 001, the album I released on August 12, 2022. It was a song I kept in my back pocket, developing over time into the song it is now. Low Moaning Song is a bit of a timeline, it's three verses and three parts. The first verse is about the first time I ever got drunk, which was in fact way back in a holler. The "Low Moaning Song" I heard is always left to interpretation. I know what it means to me, but I don't want to give too much away as everyone interprets it differently. (continue)

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