Welcome To The Machine is a documentary analysis of the functionality in music business. This automatically makes the film a 100% documentary with comedy and drama, as well as 100% semi-investigative. In 12 chapters the filmmakers are trying to answer the question what the everyday work life of a music star looks like.
What do you have to consider when starting a band? What is a manager actually doing? How do music media, band contests and other promotion strategies work? But most of all: Is there a formula for success? The film gives a clear answer to that, although that is to say that there are as many formulas for success as there are artists/bands. This is clearly shown in all the interviews, which have been taken with national and international stars during the production of Welcome To The Machine.
Interviews with artists: AMORPHIS, BUCKCHERRY, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, DANKO JONES, DISTURBED, HALESTORM, HELLOWEEN, LACUNA COIL, LORDI, MEGADETH, NAZARETH, PAPA ROACH, PARADISE LOST, URIAH HEEP.
Check out a trailer below:
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Century Media has issued as follows:
The wait for European fans is finally over: After touring North America relentlessly IN THIS MOMENT are bringing “Blood” live to European stages! They have just embarked on a UK tour supporting Halestorm before coming back for summer festivals. The first ones confirmed are the renowned Download Festival (UK), Graspop (B), Rock an Ring/Rock im Park (D) and Nummirock (FIN).
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07.03.2013 (UK) Oxford – O2 Academy
08.03.2013 (UK) London – Electric Ballroom
10.03.2013 (UK) Cardiff – Solus
11.03.2013 (UK) Nottingham – Rock City
European summer festivals:
08.06.2013 (D) Nürnberg – Rock im Park
09.06.2013 (D) Nürburgring – Rock am Ring
14.06.2013 (UK) Donington Park – Download
21.06.2013 (FIN) Helsinki – Nummirock
28-30.06.2013 (B) Dessel – Graspop
Get your dose of “Blood” by watching the video for the title track of their current album: http://www.youtube.com
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American rockers HALESTORM have just been awarded a Grammy for the best hard rock /metal performance for “Love Bites (So Do I).” The 55th annual Grammy Awards are being held tonight (Grammy Sunday, February 10th) at 8:00-11:30 PM, live ET/delayed PT) at Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA.
Also IRON MAIDEN, ANTHRAX, MEGADETH, LAMB OF GOD and MARILYN MANSON were in the category for this award as well.
For more information about Grammy nominees click here.
HALESTORM recently took part in a “Cooking With…” segment with Troy Hanson of the Nashville, Tennessee radio station 102.9 The Buzz. Check out the footage in two parts below.
HALESTORM was nominated for a Grammy Award on December 5, 2012 for “Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance,” for the song “Love Bites (So Do I)”.
HALESTORM is up against ANTHRAX, IRON MAIDEN, LAMB OF GOD, MARILYN MANSON and MEGADETH in the category.
“Love Bites” is taken from HALESTORM‘s second album, “The Strange Case Of…”
The song hit No. 1, making HALESTORM the first female-fronted act in history to top the Active Rock chart.
The band recently headlined the Jägermeister Presents tour and closed out a very successful 2012 with three special holiday performances billed as “An Evening With” the band. The shows took place on December 27 at Philadelphia’s Electric Factory, December 29 at Montclair, New Jersey’s Wellmont Theater and December 31 at Soundstage in Baltimore.
According to United Stations Radio Networks’ nationally syndicated radio show hardDrive, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE will be headlining the hardDrive Live 5 Tour with HALESTORM and YOUNG GUNS as main support. Tour dates, special guests and more information will be announced next week. Go to this location for updates.
Bullet For My Valentine recently announced dates for a UK tour in March, with special guests Halestorm. Dates include:
12 – O2 Academy – Birmingham, England
13 – O2 Academy – Glasgow, Scotland
15 – O2 Apollo – Manchester, England
17 – Roundhouse – London, England