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  • TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS, SIMON WRIGHT To Take Part In Orchestral Tribute To AC/DC
    on July 16, 2018 at 11:42

    Former JUDAS PRIEST singer Tim "Ripper" Owens and ex-AC/DC drummer Simon Wright will take part in the world's first AC/DC orchestral tribute tour, set to take place this fall. Without question, AC/DC are one of the greatest rock bands in history. Their mammoth power chord roar became one of the most influential hard rock sounds of the '70s and is synonymous to rock culture to this day. It continues to be one of the defining sounds of rock and metal, and combined with the larynx-shredding vocals of Bon Scott (1974 - 1980) and Brian Johnson (1980+), the band enjoyed commercial success well into the 2000s, even up until 2016 selling out stadium shows across the globe. "Let There Be Rock – Orchestrated" is a world first and brings to light a unique production scale that brings the thunderstruck sounds of AC/DC in to a world all of its own, featuring a lineup of some of the world's best rockers coming together to form a super group and backed by a 30-piece symphony orchestra to power out the biggest sound ever created! You want rock? You want grit? You'll hear the full orchestrated rock arrangements of many AC/DC classics, including "Highway To Hell", "You Shook Me All Night", "T.N.T", "Whole Lotta Rosie" and so many more in this two-hour concert production. Imagine "Back In Black", the seminal anthem of generations, with the power of the 30-piece symphony orchestra conducted by Australia's most celebrated conductor, George Ellis, behind one of the most rocking super bands that can be assembled! Titled in recognition of AC/DC's fourth Australian album released in 1977, "Let There Be Rock – Orchestrated" will feature all the hits from AC/DC's career from both Bon Scott and Brian Johnson eras. With a lineup featuring Owens, Wright, NOISEWORKS founding bassist Steve Balbi, guitar legend Joel McDonald, former bassist for ARIA Hall Of Famers THE ANGELS James Morley, MONDO ROCK bassist Paul Christie, and introducing the most powerhouse female rock vocalist in the country, Cynthia Gallie, this show will prove to be one of the most exciting rock 'n' roll events to hit Australia this year. Tickets go on sale to general public on Monday, July 23 at 9 a.m. AEST. Tour dates: Nov. 30 - Palais Theatre, Melbourne Dec. 01 - Crown Perth, Perth Dec. 06 - Enmore Theatre, Sydney Dec. 07 - Anita's Theatre, Thirroul Jan. 19 - Belasco, Los Angeles, CA […]

  • Video Premiere: DECAPITATED's 'Kill The Cult'
    on July 16, 2018 at 11:16

    Polish death metal masters DECAPITATED have released a music video for the song "Kill The Cult". The track comes off the band's latest album, "Anticult", which was released July 7, 2017 via Nuclear Blast Records. The clip was directed by Lukasz Jaszak, who previously directed the music video for "Never" and created the cover art for DECAPITATED's three most recent albums. Back in March, DECAPITATED guitarist Wacław "Vogg" Kiełtyka said that he and his bandmates were "ready to return," two months after all rape and kidnapping charges against were dropped against them in Spokane County. Less than two weeks before the Polish death metal musicians were scheduled to go on trial in January for allegedly kidnapping and raping a woman on their tour bus four months earlier, Spokane County prosecutor Kelly Fitzgerald filed a motion dismissing all rape and kidnapping charges. The motion cited "the well being of the victim" as a reason for dropping the charges without prejudice, meaning the four members of DECAPITATED could be prosecuted in the future. Vogg told The Moshville Times in a 2017 interview that "Anticult" "follows on from the previous album in some ways but there's obviously some differences. The first thing that’s different is the sound of the album, as we changed the people we worked with and the studio we used to get a bit more of a raw sound," he said. "In my opinion, I'd say this album is more of our 'own' album. With 'Blood Mantra', we were kinda influenced by MESHUGGAH and bands like that quite a bit. I feel with this album, we've kind of found our identity and there's a lot more groove in this album. The songs are also a little bit shorter than on 'Blood Mantra', which, in my opinion, is good. It means that you don't have to wait too long for things to happen and the action is much faster than on the previous album. In some ways, I feel as though we took the experience we gained from 'Blood Mantra' and tried to up the ante with it and make a better album. It was kind of challenging, but I really feel as though we've taken a step forward with this album." […]

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