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’80s Guy Exclusive: Interview With Mat Sinner of Primal Fear

Most metal fans would agree that Primal Fear is one of the best bands ever to come out of Germany.  For more than a decade they have been playing to sold out crowds all over Europe but have been relatively unknown here in America.  Last fall they played some of their largest crowds ever in North America highlighted at the ProgPower Festival in Atlanta. 

The new Primal Fear DVD “16.6-All Over The World” is set to be released on June 4th in Europe and June 22nd in the US.  It was recorded in various locations between September and November 2009 and will be released in conjunction with a live CD titled “Live in the USA”.  Frontiers Records will release the two separately and as a limited edition combo version as well.                

I had a chance to sit down with Mat Sinner before the Primal Fear show in Allston, MA and discuss the new live DVD and CD and also plans for the next Primal Fear album as well.

 Interviewed by:  Roger Scales
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TWRY Video of the Week: Rooney / I Can’t Get Enough

Rooney’s new album “Eureka” comes out on June 8th and so far we love what we hear!  So much that our video of the week is their latest for “Can’t Get Enough”:

The band will be on the road through the summer in support of “Eureka” so check them out!

(With  The Young Veins and Black Gold):
6/16 – San Diego, CA – Wave House
6/17 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
6/18 – Santa Barbara, CA – Velvet Jones 
6/19 – Los Angeles, CA – Henry Fonda Theatre
6/20 – Agoura Hills, CA – The Canyon Club
6/22 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
6/23 – Orangevale, CA – The Boardwalk
6/24 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
6/25 – Vancouver BC CANADA – The Media Club
6/26 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
6/27 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
6/28 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
6/29 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre
6/30 – Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room
7/1 – Columbia, MO – The Blue Note
7/2 – Little Rock, AR – Juanita’s Cantina Ballroom
7/3 – Shreveport, LA – The Collective
7/5 – New Orleans, LA – Republic New Orleans
7/6 – Pensacola, FL – Seville Quarter
7/7 – Orlando, FL – The Social
7/8 – Gainesville, FL – Common Grounds
7/9 – Tampa, FL – Crowbar
7/10 – Atlanta, GA – The Loft
7/11 – Charlotte, NC – Amo’s Southend
7/12 – Greenville, SC – The Handlebar
7/14 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
7/15 – Dewey Beach, DE – Bottle & Cork
7/16 – Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
7/17 – South Hackensack, NJ – School of Rock
7/18 – New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place
7/19 – Farmingdale, NJ – The Crazy Donkey

With Hanson

* not with Hanson
7/21 – Williamsville, NY – Club Infinity
7/22 – Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance* (w/Young Veins & Black Gold)
7/23 – Hyannis, MA – Cape Cod Melody Tent
7/24 – Cohasset, MA – South Shore Music Circus
7/25 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts 

7/27 – Baltimore, MD – Sonar Club Stage* 
7/28 – Richmond, VA – The Hat Factory
7/29 – Falls Church, VA – The State Theatre*
7/30 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
7/31 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre
8/1 – Birmingham, AL – WorkPlay Theater*
8/2 – Louisville, KY – Headliners
8/3 – Nashville, TN – Wildhorse Saloon
8/4 – Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall
8/5 – St Louis, MO – The Pageant
8/6 – Davenport, IA – The Redstone Room*
8/7 – Kansas City, MO – The Beaumont Club
8/9 – Des Moines, IA – The Vaudeville Mews*
8/10 – Apple Valley, MN – Minnesota Zoo Amphitheatre
8/11 – Maidson, WI – High Noon Saloon*
8/12 – Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theatre
8/13 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
8/14 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
8/16 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
8/17 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
8/18 – Kalamazoo, MI – The Strutt*
8/19 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
8/20 – Munhall, PA – Carnegie Music Hall
8/21 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
8/23 – Cincinnati, OH – Moonlite Gardens
8/24 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room @ Murat Centre
8/25 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
8/26 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater*
8/27 – Houston, TX – House of Blues*
8/28 – Austin, TX – Emo’s*

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Video: Paul Gray Tribute

May 29, 2010 by  
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Slipknot has released a 10 minute video tribute to their late bassist Paul Gray.  You can watch it below.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to Paul’s family and friends.

Video: American Bang / Wild And Young

May 28, 2010 by  
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American Bang’s video for “Wild & Young,” the debut single off their upcoming self-titled album, has now been unleashed and you can check it out below.  The track is the current theme song for WWE NXT, and can be heard during the show’s promos and other WWE programs, so keep your ears open for the rocking song.

Jaren, Ben, Kelby & Neil are currently on the road throughout the summer playing shows with Will Hoge and Saving Abel with an appearance at Lollapalooza.  All dates can be found on their MySpace!  Be on the lookout for their debut album coming this summer.

Listen To The New Filter Song “The Inevitable Relapse”

May 27, 2010 by  
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Filter returns in a few weeks with their album  “The Trouble With Angels”. Today, you can check out the lead single “The Inevitable Relapse” below:


The Trouble With Angels is being described as Richard Patrick’s strongest, most aggressive songwriting yet. “I’ve heard people say, ‘Well, Richard is mellowing with age…’ and I was like, really? “Mellow?! You know what? I’ve been looking for an excuse to tear people’s heads off again!” – Richard Patrick

Clint Lowery of Sevendust

May 27, 2010 by  
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Sevendust recently released their latest offering “Cold Day Memory,” but it’s not just the new music that fans are excited for.  This album marks the return of guitarist Clint Lowery who was an integral part of the band and their writing process before he left to pursue other endeavors in 2003.  His return can be felt throughout the entire album as the chemistry just seems to pick up right where they left off.

Sevendust (Lajon Witherspoon on vocals, John Connolly on guitar, Vincent Hornsby on bass & Morgan Rose on drums) continued to churn out great music while Clint took his leave but fans always missed his presence.  With his return he brings back that missing intangible element of the writing process that pushed Sevendust to write what could be their best album to date.  Not to say that Clint makes the band better but more that the band is better with Clint in it.  Each member seems to feed off of the renewed energy being thrown back and forth. 

The band has returned to their roots with an album that combines equal parts beauty with equal parts savagery.  With comparisons to their earlier album and fan favorite “Animosity” the band builds on what they started and take it all to the next level combining deep textures and beautiful melodies to produce the perfect combination of a heavy, melodic, rock album.

TWRY recently caught up with Lowery to talk about his return, the new album, and their upcoming part in the Carnival of Madness Tour.

Interviewed by:  Mary Ouellette
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Video: Ozzy Makes Fans Scream

May 27, 2010 by  
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Okay – this is pretty funny.   Ozzy Osbourne hanging out at a wax museum. In light of Ozzy’s new album “Scream” out 6/22, Ozzy decided to have some fun and make people scream by scaring unsuspecting tourists at the wax museum, Madame Tussauds New York in Times Square. Preorder SCREAM now

Free Download: Korn / Are You Ready To Live

May 27, 2010 by  
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Starting today at 11am EST you can head over to: to download a free MP3 of  “Are You Ready to Live.”  The free download will be available for 24 hours on

Additionally the band will premiere the video for their brand new single “Oildale (Leave Me Alone)” on MTV2 on May 31 at 6 AM ET. This marks the worldwide unveiling of the clip and coincides with the band’s weeklong MTV Takeover, where they hosted both Headbanger’s Ball and Rock the Deuce.

Korn’s new album, Korn III – Remember Who You Are, is due out July 13. It is the band’s first release for Roadrunner Records and is their ninth studio release.

Free Download – Taproot / Fractured (Everything I Said Was True)

May 26, 2010 by  
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You can head over to for a limited time to download a free MP3 from the new Taproot album.  Download Fractured (Everything I Said Was True) from Taproot’s Plead The Fifth here.  (I think it’s only availble in the US but you can double check!)

You can head over to for a limited time to download a free MP3 from the new Taproot album.  Download Fractured (Everything I Said Was True) from Taproot’s Plead The

You can head over to for a limited time to download a free MP3 from the new Taproot album.  Download Fractured (Everything I Said Was True) from Taproot’s Plead The

Listen To The Debut Single “Revolution” From Terrible Things

May 26, 2010 by  
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The band Terrible Things, featuring Fred Mascherino (Taking Back Sunday), Josh Eppard (Coheed & Cambria), and Andy Jackson (Hot Rod Circuit) aren’t set to drop their debut album until later on this summer but as a thank you to their fans and their continued support you can now listen to their new single “Revolution.” (which is available today digitally via iTunes and ShockHound).

You can also catch them on tour throughout the remainder of the summer:

w/ Anberlin & Story of the Year
May 25 Chameleon Club Lancaster, PA
May 27 Club @ Water Street Rochester, NY
May 28 Higher Ground Burlington, VT

w/ 30 Seconds to Mars
May 29 Crocodile Rock Allentown, PA

w/ Anberlin & Story of the Year
May 30 The Chance Poughkeepsie, NY
Jun 01 Toad’s Place New Haven, CT
Jun 03 Highline Ballroom New York, NY
Jun 04 Mr. Small’s Millvale, PA
Jun 05 New Brooklyn Tavern West Columbia, SC
Jun 06 The Music Farm Charleston, SC
Jun 08 The Furnished Montgomery, AL

w/ The Offspring
Jun 18 The Joint @ Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas, NV
Jun 19 Grand Sierra Resort Reno, NV
Jun 22 Showbox SoDo Seattle, WA
Jun 23 PNE Forum Vancouver, BCJun
25 Encana Events Center Dawson Creek, BC

Vans Warped Tour
Jul 29 Marcus Amphitheatre Milwaukee, WI
Jul 30 Comerica Park Detroit, MI
Jul 31 First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre Tinley Park, IL
Aug 01 Canterbury Park Shakopee, MN
Aug 02 Sandstone Amphitheatre Bonner Springs, KS
Aug 05 Race City Speedway Calgary, Alberta
Aug 07 Utah State Fairgrounds Salt Lake City, UT
Aug 08 Invesco Field Denver, CO

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