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Thu
13
Sep

FIREWORKS Issue 84 Out Now: JOE BONAMASSA, HALESTORM, DEE SNIDER, TYKETTO

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148 PAGE FIREWORKS MAGAZINE #84 OUT NOW!!
 
This issue also includes a 200 page pdf and 100 free mp3 songs!!
 
INTERVIEWS this issue include:  Joe Bonamassa, Halestorm, Dee Snider, Tyketto, Nazareth, Ann Wislon, Enuff Z’ Nuff, Tarja, UDO, Glass Tiger, Primal Fear, Monster Truck, Epica, Uriah Heep, Hardcore Superstar and many, many more...
 
Our ‘Divine Decade’ series looks at 1979 and includes debut albums by Saxon, Accept, Axe and Aviary amongst others, as well as classic live albums such as Judas Priest’s ‘Unleashed In The East’, UFO’s ‘Strangers In The Night’ and Cheap Trick’s monumental ‘At Budokan’. Albums of the year?  AC/DC ‘Highway To Hell’, Kiss ‘Dynasty’, Whitesnake ‘Lovehunter’ and Rainbow’s ‘Down To Earth’. What a year!!
 
Our enthusiasts Guide looks at the off-shoot projects and solo albums from the members of Queen while ‘Unsung Heroes’ takes an in-depth look at the career of Jon Stevens.
 
ALL THIS and so much more, including over 50 pages of reviews, including full page review of the new Steve Perry solo album, ‘Traces’!!
 
In WH Smiths across UK this Thursday, May 13.
 
 
 
FIREWORKS: ROCK & METAL - Simply the BEST Value For Money music magazine EVER!!!
 
Wed
11
Jul

Jacob Cade - "Icky Nikki" (Co-written by LZZY Hale & Joe Hottinger)

 
One of the most spirited rockers today is undoubtedly singer/guitarist Jacob Cade, who’s seemingly never-ending energy has landed him opening slots with the likes of Steel Panther, Bobaflex, Winger, and Dokken. And now, Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale and Joe Hottinger are on board the Jacob Cade train, as they helped write what will be the follow-up single to Jacob’s Top-40 charting debut, "What’s Your Problem?!"
 
The new track, "Icky Nikki," was produced and mixed by Michael Wagener, known for his work with Metallica, Motley Crue, Megadeth, Alice Cooper and many more rock legends. Many stations have already added the song into rotation (including KBPI, KHTQ, WIIL, KFML, WHXR, KTED, KEDJ, KGRR, and KCGQ), with many others soon to follow. “Icky Nikki” can be heard via this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DcDnojDdhYA
 
“Working with Lzzy was the most amazing and influential experience for me as a songwriter,” explains Jacob. “I can’t explain how much I learned in that one day of writing music with her and Joe Hottinger. The song is about a toxic girl that was more or less built out of mine and Lzzy’s imagination with a little help from some of my own experiences. I can’t thank Lzzy and Joe enough for being so cool and willing to work with me!” 
 
Cade’s earlier single, “What’s Your Problem?!”, was a hit at rock radio, and was also produced by Michael Wagner, and was co-written with Skid Row bassist Rachel Bolan. Additionally, Cade has written material with former Winger guitarist, Paul Taylor, as well. 
 
Lastly, there is a simple reason why Cade feels his music stands out from the rest of the pack. “I believe it is different with what is coming out lately, and that's what makes it special and appealing.” As evidenced with the insanely catchy “Icky Nikki,” the fast-rising rocker is quickly making a name for himself with admirers of high energy, melodic rock n’ roll. 
 
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Thu
31
May

HALESTORM Get 'Vicious' For New Album Out July 27

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Friday, July 27, 2018
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HALESTORM will release new album 'Vicious' April 27, preceeded today with the release of the single 'Unconfortable'.
 
"We are so excited to unleash our new single "Uncomfortable" and announce our New Album Vicious. It's been an amazing journey creating this album, it is fierce, and our most unapologetic collection of music to date. Can't wait for you to sink your teeth into it! Vicious out everywhere July 27th."
 

 
Album track listing:
 
1. Black Vultures
2. Skulls
3. Uncomfortable
4. Buzz
5. Do Not Disturb
6. Conflicted
7. Killing Ourselves To Live
8. Heart of Novocaine
9. Painkiller
10. White Dress
11. Vicious
12. The Silence
 
Wed
10
Jun

HALESTORM - Into The Wild Life (Review)

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90%
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BEST TRACKS
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Scream
Sick Individual
Mayhem
The Reckoning
Dear Daughter
What Sober Couldn’t Say
Bad Girl’s World
I Like It Heavy
Unapologetic
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Jay Joyce
Running Time: 
56
Release Date: 
2015
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Worldwide
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Hard Rock
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Atlantic
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2015
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Some are going to call this the band’s best album because it’s so different to what came before. But those that have a strong affinity with the first two albums could really struggle with the direction of this one.
I’ve sat on this review for a while knowing that some time was needed for the updated direction to sink in. I’m glad I did, as I’ve found that while I really like every song on the album, I’m not coming back to it quite as often as I did with Strange Case Of.
 
There’s some truly groundbreaking moments on here, some inspired songwriting (full credit for all songs being written by the band) and a monster sound as per usual, but at the same time, maybe a bit of warmth from the first two albums isn’t as present here.
But, when the mood fits, there really isn’t anything else like this on the market and no one has the balls or the passion of Halestorm.
And Lzzy Hale is a genuine, bonafide, all-American rock n roll star. Her vocals on this album are simply incredible.
 
So the sound of this album varies almost from track to track as the guys (and gal) try and cram everything they’ve come up with in. That shows terrific talent and diversity in the songwriting and production departments (production by Jay Joyce of In Pursuit & Bedlam fame, recorded in Nashville).
 
There’s the high-tech modern rock of Scream and Sick Individual (with its big groovy chorus); and the balls to the wall rocker Mayhem, which I adore. Three great songs right here.
More traditional Halestorm can be found on the aggressive I Am The Fire; the rousing Amen; mood driven The Reckoning and Apocalyptic.
 
The guys take a shot at FM radio with some Pink inspired commercial tracks such as the beautifully sung ballad Dear Daughter and What Sober Couldn’t Say that features a stunning vocal and smooth chorus.
Then there’s the country influence of Nashville seeping through on several tracks which if de-rocked, could easily be covered by Nashville’s finest females - New Modern Love; the amazing ballad Bad Girl’s World; the metal-country Gonna Get Mine and the biker-rally ready I Like It Heavy.
 
What I also like it the transitions between tracks and the occasional ad-lib or segue way into the next track – it shows that a lot of time and thought has gone into sequencing and how the album should flow. The art of “album making” is not all lost!
As is the case with many releases, there’s two bonus tracks – the simple riff-n-groove-hard rocker Jump The Gun and the catchy commercial modern rocker Unapologetic (touching on the Pink influence again).

This is a monster record and I applaud all involved for their commitment to the art of making a full album and executing it well. The sound and style is a little more diverse and modern than the band’s first two releases, so I expect there to be some debate over this album’s merits.
While I think Strange Case Of was a more focused and direct record, there is no doubting that Into The Wild Life is a very accomplished piece of work with a ton of great new songs.
 

 

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90
 
Tue
13
Jan

HALESTORM Head 'Into The Wild Life' This April

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The news all HALESTORM fans have been waiting for!

 

FREAKS, we are EXTREMELY pleased to announce the upcoming release of our brand new album INTO THE WILD LIFE this coming April!!!!

Here are the worldwide release dates:

April 3rd: Benelux, Finland, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand
April 6th: United Kingdom, France, and all markets not otherwise noted
April 7th: United States, Canada, Mexico, Italy, Spain, Latin America, Southeast Asia
April 8th: Japan

Exclusive pre-order bundles are available at our webstore! Please note, these exclusive bundles are ONLY AVAILABLE VIA OUR WEBSITE. Check them out here: http://smarturl.it/intothewildlifestore

Pre-orders of the album are also available at all the usual retail suspects.

A special message from LZZY HALE (OFFICIAL) about INTO THE WILD LIFE:

"This album is not a departure, it is an invitation to all things Halestorm. We didn't stray from who we are, there's just a lot more of who we are. If you dare, start with the outer most layer of the onion, our first single "Apocalyptic" which is the medium between where we left off on "The Strange Case Of.." and where "Into The Wild Life" begins.

Lyrically and musically, we explored everything that makes us tick. We set a standard for this record, and gave ourselves no choice other than to be unapologetically Halestorm in every way. In a time where everyone is freaked out about the state of music, rock n' roll, hit singles, sales....we decided to ignore all of that and make a true album.

My insider's advice: Close your eyes and listen to the album from start to finish. There are some surprises that await you inside that are well worth the journey. Enjoy!"

We'll also be hitting the road this April-May in the U.S. with The Pretty Reckless as support on a Carnival of Madness Powered by Monster Energy tour. We'll also be announcing a second opener to that tour in the coming weeks too!

Oh yeah, first single "Apocalyptic" is out today too!

 

 
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