April 2011

Danzig will hit the road with DevilDriver and 2Cents, tickets are on sale now.


Apr 29 - Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
Apr 30 - Ventura, CA - Ventura Theater -
May 02 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Great Salt Air
May 03 - Boulder, CO - Boulder Theater
May 04 - Kansas City, MO Voodoo Lounge
May 06 - Austin, TX - Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheater
May 07 - Corpus Christ, TX - Concrete Street Amphitheater
May 09 - Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live
May 10 - Atlanta, GA - Center Stage
May 11 - Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel
May 13 - Richmond, VA - The National
May 14 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
May 15 - Clifton Park, NY - Northern Lights
May 17 - Baltimore, MD - Bourbon Street
May 18 - Westbury, NY - Westbury Theater
May 20 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
May 21 - Columbus, OH - Rock On The Range *
May 22 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave -
May 24 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Orbit Room
May 25 - St. Louis, MO - Pop's
May 27 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater
May 28 - Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theater

Hollywood Vampires, Vampires Everywhere! are about to unleash their debut full-length album "Kiss The Sun Goodbye" via Hollywood Waste Records on May 17th. But right now you can have the chance to listen in to snippets of all of the songs off this unforgettable bliss.

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER will release their new album, "Ritual", in Europe on June 17 and in North America on June 21 via Metal Blade Records. The effort will also be available as a box set, limited to 2,000 units including special, exclusive digibook, witch board, magic wand, sage, incense sticks and coffin nails. The CD was once again be produced by Mark Lewis (TRIVIUM, BURY YOUR DEAD, DEICIDE), who also worked on 2009's "Deflorate". The song "Moonlight Equilibrium" is available for streaming at this location.

"Ritual" track listing:

01. A Shrine To Madness
02. Moonlight Equilibrium
03. On Stirring Seas Of Salted Blood
04. Conspiring With The Damned
05. The Window
06. Carbonized In Cruciform
07. Den Of The Picquerist
08. Malenchanments Of The Necrosphere
09. The Grave Robber's Work
10. The Raven
11. Great Burning Nullifier
12. Blood In The Ink

Frontman Trevor Strnad considers "Ritual" "the most focused THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER strike of all time."

"The whole thread of the songs is more tied together than ever before," explains Strnad. "Part of it was kind of like, 'What can we do that's the most BLACK DAHLIA MURDER thing? What's going to be the most quintessential BLACK DAHLIA MURDER thing we can do?' That's kind of what we set our foothold in. And 'Ritual', it just lends itself to that — it's mysticism and magic and all of that. Everyone has an association with some kind of ritual, so we just thought it was the next logical step."

Recalling the writing process that led to "Ritual"'s eventual 12 songs, Strnad says that "every song that got brought forth was exciting and more three-dimensional, more twists and turns, more surprises. There's more ups and downs and taking people on a journey this time."

Co-founder Brian Eschbach, meanwhile, credits the presence of fellow guitarist Ryan Knight, who joined the band for "Deflorate", with helping to move things forward on this particular venture.

"It's been more collaborative than it's been in years," Eschbach notes. "The last two albums ('Deflorate' and 2007's 'Nocturnal') I wrote most of the music, and this one it's almost a 50-50 effort between me and (Knight). He lifted what we were doing on the last album so much from what we've done before, his different techniques and stylings that he knows how to wield. It's really exciting for us to have that be part of the band now." Strnad adds that Knight "is an educated musician, and he's brought that kind of aspect into the band, too. We came to him having higher expectations, and he's exceeded all of those."

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER has crammed quite a bit into its 10 years together — five albums, three EPs and a DVD (2009's "Majesty") — and the group members themselves seem a bit surprised by what they've wrought. "Yeah, initially we thought we were going to get together on Sundays and try to put a song together every week," Eschbach recalls. "We never dreamed of being able to live off the band." But Strnad says it didn't take long to sense that they could.

"We had the vision that we wanted to take the band to more people, that we wanted to have something bigger than just playing at the crappy ass local bar," he explains. "Being a metal band, I think, is being an underdog. To play music you know is not digestible on purpose, to preach to a certain kind of depraved person...It's a lofty goal to have anyone want to hear what we have to say. We've been really, really lucky, but at the same time we're always looking to the future and trying to do what we do better and better.

"And I would say this time, with 'Ritual', we really nailed it even harder than we have before."

Vampires Everywhere! have posted a brand new song 'Children of the Night" off their upcoming debut release "Kiss The Sun Goodbye" set for release via Hollywood Waste Records on May 17th! Pre-Order packages have bitten such sites as including, Hot Topic, FYE, and Cinderblock. You can give the tune a listen below.

Mattel's Monster High line was introduced to the crowds of on lookers at last year's Comic Con in San Diego, California. Since its debut the line launched as of July 2010 and has forever launched into a series of assorted products i.e. appeal, toys, dolls, electronic devices, and soon to be released CDs, and DVDs.

As Comic Con had last year they have decided to do this year which is release a special edition Monster High collector doll. Last year had Frankie Stein be the honorable mention having her being transformed into a unique black and white format thus doing a rendition of the classic horror flick, Frankenstein.

This year is no different because it will be Monster High’s smartest ghoul in school to take this year’s honorable mention and that is Ghoulia Yelps. She is not only the smartest ghoul in school but is also a comic book fan as well. So she finds herself on her way to the Nekro Con dressed up as her favorite zombie super hero, Dead Fast. Dead Fast's story goes as so, once he was just a face in the shambling crowd until he was pecked by a radioactive hummingbird giving him the power of super speed! Now he's the zombie super hero Dead Fast! You can't outrun zombie justice! The special collector doll comes with a miniature Dead Fast action figure and a fan fiction book that she wrote and illustrated herself.

Ghoulia Yelps as Super Hero Dead Fast
The doll comes with special collector packaging, is dressed in her costume, and also comes with a Dead Fast figure, comic book, and doll stand.

Ghoulia Yelps Close-Up
Ghoulia Yelps Collectors Edition - Dead Fast Super Hero

Ghoulia Yelps Collectors Edition All Angles

Whilst being together for 14 years is a good thing it's surprising to see Tampa, Florida residents Underoath are still around at all. With their record of band member changes occurring periodically, it’s funny how they have managed to stick around for this long to begin with. "Ø (Disambiguation)", steps away from their previous releases "Define the Great Line" (2006) and 2008's "Lost in the Sound of Separation", to become a darker album to cope with.

Guitarist Tim McTague says “We’ve never been afraid of singing, but the big poppy choruses are gone. This record has a lot more of a mature feeling. It wasn’t that we hated melody, but we wanted it to be a proper fit.” With that said, "In Division", starts the album off with a layer of guitar driven aftermath with diverse vocals with hooks so captive it’s hard to resist. The song sets up the rest of the album like with "Catch Myself Catching Myself", the song features chorus structure that has vocalist Spencer Chamberlain really giving it his all drawing in between the lines of resembling that of Norma Jeans musical traits.

Distortion, voiceovers, very powerful tracks are all over this album; "Illuminator", and "Paper Lung", give that inner tone of aggression and ability. Like “Paper Lung”, is considerably the “ballad” on this album offering a soft melodic sense that slowly fades away mid-way through the track, then that aggressive overtone of effort comes in bashing it to pieces its really breath taking.

It goes without saying that Chamberlain has lyrically outdone himself by developing his clean vocals to contrast with his screaming attics really is flawless. The fact being that each song indeed revolves around his vocals gives the album and the band an immediate focus that was missing from their prior albums.

Thus leaving Underoath to have a diverse set of records that can appeal to anyone making "Ø (Disambiguation)", that more memorable.

CHIMAIRA have announced a handful of tour dates this spring throughout Ohio and Michigan.

5/25/11 Flint, MI - The Machine Shop
5/26/11 Sandusky, OH - The Underground
5/27/11 Louisville, OH - The Carriage House
5/28/11 Cleveland, OH - Peabody's Down Under
5/29/11 Geneva, OH - The Cove
5/30/11 Mentor, OH - Live Wire

The band is fresh out of the studio having completed their upcoming yet to be titled record due out later this year. After making headlines with recent member changes and Charlie Sheen related shenanigans, CHIMAIRA are ready to get back to playing live shows.

Montreal pop punks Simple Plan who's believe it or not had not a single line up change since their formation in 1999, are set to release their fourth full-length release, "Get Your Heart On" set to be released June 21st. This will be the follow-up to 2008's self-titled release. The album consists of 12-14 songs which were produced by Brian Howes. The band collaborated with various songwriters from Claude Kelly to Weezer's Rivers Cuomo, Mattel Squire, Jim Irvin, Natasha Bedingfield, Julian Emery, and David Hodges. Since the completion of the album as of November 2010 the band had awaited to inform the fans of their whereabouts and what is to come. As of February 11th of this year the band has released a 30 snippet of their new song "You Suck At Love" as a Valentine's Day gag. Whilst also filimg several new music videos, taking part in a photo shoot for the new album cover, and have announced that the track "Jet Lag" wold be the first single off the album which will feature a guest appearance by Natasha Bedingfield. Thus just continue to keep a look-out on all things Simple Plan at SimplePlan.com

Track Listing:

1. You Suck At Love
2. Can't Keep My Hands Off You
3. Jet Lag
4.  Astronaut
5. Loser Of the Year
6. Anywhere Else But Here
7. Freaking Me Out
8. Summer Paradise
9.  Gone Too Soon
10.  Last One Standing
11. This Song Saved My Life

Vampires Ecerywhere! frontman Michael Vampire released his statement in regards to his absence from the band and current touring line-up. It looks like he's been in the hosptial due to a serious infection. Vampire says "Hello Evil Ones, I am writing to update all of you on my current situation regarding tour & my health. I have been in the hospital for over a week. During the Death Race Tour, I noticed my arm was swollen which progressed throughout the tour. The day of our Atlanta show, I was feeling horrible and asked the band to drive me to the hospital, which I thought was going to be an in and out experience. It turns out my arm was infected badly & needed immediate surgery. Thus VE! had no choice but to cancel tour dates until i was fully recovered. I am being released from the hospitaL this week and I am feeling much better! We will catch up with the Death Race Tour in Denver at the Marquee Theatre, which I am very excited for! I appreciate all your support during this horrible experience. I will never forget your evil love! See you all on the last leg of The Death Race Tour and our upcoming 'Horror Nights 2011' tour with Aiden, Eyes Set To Kill, Dr. Acula and Get Scared!" You can find the band on the remaining tour dates of The Death Race Tour and then see them on tour all summer with The Horror Nights Tour.


The Death Race Tour w/ Brokencyde, Dot Dot Curve and It Boys
5/2 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
5/3 Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Sound
5/5 Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades

The Horror Nights 2011 Tour w/ Aiden, Eyes Set To Kill, Get Scared & Dr. Acula
5/9 Salt Lake City, UT @ Avalon Theater
5/10 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
5/11 Kansas City, MO @ Beaumont Club
5/12 Sauget, IL @ Pops Nite Club
5/13 Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
5/14 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
5/15 St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
5/17 Detroit, MI @ Shelter
5/18 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
5/21 Raleigh, NC @ The Brewery
5/22 Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern
5/24 Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Small's Theatre
5/25 Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Loft/The Chance
5/27 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
5/28 Montreal, QC @ Le National
5/29 Toronto, ON @ The Annex Wreck Room
5/31 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
6/1 Towson, MD @ Recher Theatre
6/2 Wilmington, NC @ The Soapbox Laundrolounge
6/3 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
6/4 Orlando, FL @ The Social
6/5 Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
6/7 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
6/8 San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
6/9 Dallas, TX @ The Door
6/10 El Paso, TX @ Club 101
6/11 Tucson, AZ @ Skrappy's
6/12 Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theatre
6/14 West Hollywood, CA @ Key Club
6/15 Bakersfield, CA @ Jerry's Pizza
6/17 San Diego, CA @ Soma Sidestage
6/18 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
6/19 Lancaster, CA @ Mango Tango
6/20 Stockton, CA @ Plea For Peace Center
6/21 Oakland, CA @ Metro Operahouse
6/23 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
6/25 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon


Mattel's Monster High bed line was first introduced with its first set of beds featuring Frankie Stein and Draculaura and now they've added Clawdeen Wolf to the bed line. This new set comes with Clawdeen Wolf's bed and the doll in her dead tired scary sleepover clothing. Also a re-release of the first two beds will come with the dead tired/scary sleepover Frankie and Draculaura. Lagoona Blue will also be featured in this bed time line.

Lagoona Blue Dead Tired/Scary Sleepover


Frankie Stein and Draculaura's Beds

Frankie Stein Dead Tired/Scary Sleepover
Frankie Stein and Bed Set
Draculaura Dead Tired/Scary Sleepover
Draculaura and Bed Set
Clawdeen and Bed Set
Clawdeen Bed
Clawdeen Wolf Dead Tired/Scary Sleepover


Whatever the product may be Mattel's Monster High came up with it. Like the tattoo roller/creator and the door censor alarm and even the voodoo plush toys keep the eeriness coming. Now they've added a creepy skullette microphone that comes with an input to connect your MP3 player right into it so that you can sing along to your favorite tunes.
Monster High Door Alarm and Tattoo Roller/Censor
Monster High Voodoo Plushies

Skullette Microphone


When Mattel gave us a glimpse into the Monster High Gloom Beach spring fling series there wasn't a person out there who didn't want to be stoking in the sun like the infamous ghouls. Now the series is continuing slightly with the addition of Ghoulia Yelps. Minus the addition of Jackson Jekyll you will be freaky fabulous with this girl ghoul set. No sign of Lagoona Blue as of yet but soon enough she will be added soon. This Gloom Beach set comes in a pack of 5 yes all 5 dolls will be included.
Monster High Gloom Beach Series
Frankie Stein, Clawdeen Wolf, and Ghoulia Yelps
Cleo De Nile and Draculaura
Ghoulia Yelps


If Mattel's Monster High's School Spirit Uniform set was enough then perhaps this new line of school uniforms will. It brings this 3 pack that comes with Ghoulia Yelps, Cleo De Nile, and Draculaura altogether. In which they sport their fearleading outfits really showcasing their school spirit!

Monster High Fearleading Set
Ghoulia Yelps Flag Ghoul

Cleo De Nile Fearleading Captain
Draculaura Fearleader


Mattel first introduced us to Monster High's popular couple to roam the school grounds Cleo De Nile and Deuce Gorgon. Now a new couple will be making their mark upon the school grounds, Clawd Wolf brother of Clawdeen Wolf and Draculaura.

Monster High Gift Sets
Cleo De Nile and Deuce Gorgon Monster High's Popular Couple

Draculaura and Clawd Wolf Monster High's Newly Couple


Mattel's Monster High has yet another new line titled "Classroom Assortment" it features Lagoona Blue taking Mad Science, with Frankie Stein taking Home Ick, and Ghoulia Yelps being the Physical Deaducation coach.

Monster High Classroom Set
Lagoona Blue Mad Science Set
Frankie Stein Home Ick Set
Ghoulia Yelps Physical Deaducation Set