Roadrunner‘s this week’s Spotify playlist features a bunch of tracks from Kvelertak, because their album Meir is picking up so much critical praise as 2013 winds down, but it’s also got killer songs from Airbourne, Gojira, Killswitch Engage, Scar The Martyr and Trivium. Enjoy!
Australian rockers AIRBOURNE have released the “Full Throttle” version of their track ‘Live It Up’, which is the soundtrack to the Full Throttle ride at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, CA. ‘Live It Up’ is from Airbourne’s album Black Dog Barking.
95 WIIL Rock of Kenosha, WI has announced their upcoming WIIL Rock Fest 2013, taking place at Shadow Hill Ranch in Twin Lakes, WI (2305 Lance Dr.) on August 24th. Doors open at 10 AM and the show starts at 11 AM.
WIIL Rock Fest 2013 features artists performing on this year’s Monster Energy Rock Alliance Tour, such as VOLBEAT, H.I.M., ALL THAT REMAINS, and AIRBOURNE, as well as ADAM GONTIER (formerly of THREE DAYS GRACE), NONPOINT, HURT, SMILE EMPY SOUL, TRAPT, RED LINE CHEMISTRY, SOIL, ART OF DYING, WAYLAND, BRAND NEW MACHINE, PSYCHOSTICK, and EDISUN.
WIIL Rock Fest is an all ages show, with GA Lawn tickets starting at $42. Gold Circle tickets start at $52, and platinum tickets are $99. Check out more information and buy your tickets at Ticketmaster.
Stage information, set times coming soon:
WIIL Rock Stage / After Party – PSYCHOSTICK.
Main Stage – VOLBEAT , H.I.M., ALL THAT REMAINS, ADAM GONTIER, NONPOINT , TRAPT.
Jagermeister Stage – HURT , SMILE EMPTY SOUL, RED LINE CHEMISTRY, AIRBOURNE, SOIL, ART OF DYING, WAYLAND.
ReverbNation Stage – TBA.
WIIL Rock Stage – BRAND NEW MACHINE, EDISUN.
There will also be a WIIL Rock Pre-Party Show (21+ only), taking place on Friday, August 23rd at The Brat Stop, located at 12304 75th St., (Hwy 50 & I-94) in Kenosha, WI. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 day of show. Doors open at 7 PM and the show kicks off at 8 PM.
Ninetone Records has issued that Swedish heavy rockers CORRODED will be a support act for the Australian hardrockers AIRBOURNE on their European tour 2013. Check out the dates below:
24/10 Holland, Tilburg, 013
25/10 Germany, Hamburg, Grosse Freiheit
28/10 Norway, Oslo, Rockefeller
5/11 Germany, Berlin, Huxleys
6/11 Germany, Wiesbaden, Schlacthof
10/11 Germany, Munich, Backstage Werk
11/11 Switzerland, Zurich, Volkhaus
13/11 France, Lyon, Radiant
14/11 France, Strasbourg, Laiterie
15/11 Italy, Milan, Alcatraz
18/11 Spain, Madrid, But
19/11 Spain, Barcelona, Arpo
20/11 France, Toulouse, Le Phare
22/11 France, Paris, Olympia
25/11 Germany, Cologne, Live Music Hall
26/11 Luxembourg, Rockhal
(More dates to be announced)
CORRODED – mostly known as the band behind the main soundtrack ‘Age of Rage’ for the free to play First Person Shooter game Battlefield Play4Free. Check it out below:
CORRODED was formed 2004 and quickly went from unknown to household in their native country, when national TV station TV4 handpicked their debut-single “Time and Again” to accompany the promotion of their blockbuster show “Expedition Robinson” internationally known as “Survivor”. CORRODED went straight into the Swedish albumchart at #6 with their second album “Exit To Transfer”, following up on the success of their debutalbum “Eleven Shades of Black” 2009. No sign of weakness or willingness to fit any other mold than the one that they created with the debutalbum the second album “Exit to Transfer” dug deep within the same influences as before with the heavy rock acts of the 70:s with additional layers of a more modern sound shining through. With the third album “State Of Disgrace” the band has again worked with Swedish platinum selling producer Patrik Frisk at Ninetone Records and the sound is again refined, dark, heavy and very, very CORRODED.
Singles from the album “State Of Disgrace”
CORRODED – I am the god”
CORRODED – “More than you can chew”
Professionally filmed video footage of AIRBOURNE‘s June 8 performance at the Rock Am Ring festival in Nürburgring, Germany can be seen below.
AIRBOURNE‘s third album, “Black Dog Barking”, was released on May 21 via Roadrunner Records. The follow-up to 2010′s “No Guts. No Glory.” was produced by Brian Howes, who has previously worked with HINDER, DAUGHTRY and PUDDLE OF MUDD.
In a recent interview with ARTISTdirect.com, AIRBOURNE stated about the new CD: “With the second album, ‘No Guts. No Glory.’, we might’ve rushed a few things here and there because we had two world tours back to back up against each other. We recorded the music just in the middle of all that. We even had some shows between recording. This time, we spaced it out, and got our sound back to tape again…. [This time] we worked with producer Brian Howes. He loves the same kind of music that we do like IRON MAIDEN, MOTÖRHEAD, JUDAS PRIEST and Elvis Presley. He always wanted to make a rock ‘n’ roll record, but he never got the chance to. When we recorded with him, that was our goal. It was very comfortable. We got to do this right.”
Regarding the “Black Dog Barking” album title, AIRBOURNE said: “When we started this band, the music scene had a lot of new stuff going on in the late ’90s and early 2000s. METALLICA were still as big as they are. However, when we’d play shows, people would be like, ‘What do you need all of those amps for?’ We were like, ‘What? This is rock ‘n’ roll.’ They played this fucking indie shit or whatever the fuck it is. Our mindset was, ‘Fuck you and your indie shit. We’re going to play rock ‘n’ roll!’ The venues started closing down because of noise pollution. We weren’t going to let rock ‘n’ roll die, though. That’s what ‘Black Dog Barking’ is about. It’s a call to arms. If you’re with us, you’re on our side. If you’re not, then we’re coming for you.”
AIRBOURNE is Joel O’Keeffe (vocals/lead guitar), Ryan O’Keeffe (drums), David Roads (guitar) and Justin Street (bass).
According to Roadrunner Records the men of AIRBOURNE like a drink. This is well-established. So naturally, our friends at Roadrunner UK sought their advice on all things pub-related, which they’ve shared via the video below. Learn what Joel and Ryan O’Keeffe think about what makes a good pub (hint: it’s a four-letter word beginning with “b” and ending with “eer”), how to start a bar fight; how to survive a bar toilet; and much more! Watch now!
Roadrunner Records has issued as follows:
Believe it or not, it’s been 10 years since AIRBOURNE recorded their first independent EP. In the clip below, shot at the Roadrunner UK offices, brothers Joel and Ryan O’Keeffe talk about their earliest days, the highlights of the last decade, what they’d like to achieve in the next 10 years, and more. Watch now!
Roadrunner Records has issued as follows:
Some diehard AIRBOURNE fans in Germany sent us this killer video, showing off 100 Ways To Open A Beer, all set to the band’s new single “Live It Up”! Watch and learn! (Always drink responsibly.) Check out the video below:
If there was ever any question about rock ‘n’ roll being alive and well, the answer has arrived in the form of Monster Energy’s Rock Allegiance Tour. The late summer trek will feature four game-changing rock bands from four different countries, with VOLBEAT, H.I.M., ALL THAT REMAINS and AIRBOURNE on the bill.
“The fans have made our North American visits thus far this year great fun and truly memorable,” Volbeat frontman Michael Poulsen said. “We are looking forward to headlining Monster Energy’s Rock Allegiance festival tour this summer, and sharing the stage with H.I.M., All That Remains and Airbourne.”
Tour dates and on-sale information will announced in the coming days.
This year marks the third installment for Monster Energy’s Rock Allegiance. The event launched as a traveling tour back in 2011. The following year, it became a “destination festival” in Hershey, Pennsylvania that featured STONE TEMPLE PILOTS, THREE DAYS GRACE, SEETHER, BUCKCHERRY, FUEL, DAUGHTRY and more, commandeering Hersheypark Stadium over the Labor Day Weekend.
The fest returns to the road in 2013, which is exactly where it belongs. The tour will bring American audiences the very best that rock music as a whole has to offer, with a decidedly international feel. Rock music is a universal language and all the acts on this tour embody the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll without borders.
Danish superstars Volbeat, who have enjoyed #1 status at active rock radio, will share the stage with H.I.M., a cult favorite from Finland whose fans are disciple-like in their devotion. All That Remains have scratched and clawed their way out of Massachusetts and rocketed up the radio charts over the past half-decade, all the while keeping a firm foothold in the hard rock/metal scene. Airbourne have been making a name for themselves ever since emerging from Australia, armed with plenty of riffs and just as much attitude. Further details at this location.
Watch a tour promo spot below: