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MCR Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys

My Chemical Romance reveal album title with video

My Chemical Romance reveal album title with video

My Chemical Romance reveal album title with video.My Chemical Romance have released a video on YouTube to announce the title of their next album will be called `Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys’. The New Jersey band have also given fans a taste of the album with the song ‘Art Is The Weapon’. ‘Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys’ will be the forth studio album from My Chemical Romance. My Chemical Romance began work on this record in May 2009 with producer Brendan O’Brien. In November 2009, singer Gerard Way said this record would be their ‘defining work’. The band have also announced six more dates for their ‘World Contamination Tour’ including London and Manchester:

Oct. 23 – HMV Apollo – London, UK
Oct. 24 – 02 Apollo – Manchester, UK
Nov. 1 – Cigale – Paris, France
Nov. 3 – Kesselhaus – Berlin, Germany
Nov. 4 – Grünspan – Hamburg, Germany
Nov. 5 – Visions Presents Show @ FZW – Dortmund, Germany

My Chemical Romance are currently recording their follow-up!

chemicalromanceMy Chemical Romance announced today that they are currently recording their follow-up to 2006’s The Black Parade in Los Angeles with producer Brendan O’Brien, who recently worked with Bruce Springsteen, Aerosmith and Pearl Jam (on their upcoming Backspacer). “At this point, the best way to describe the new album is My Chemical Romance being the purest, most distilled version of itself,” Way said in a Continue reading →

Billy Talent return with Billy Talent III

BILLY TALENT IIBilly Talent are back. The Canadian four-piece return this summer with their third studio album – Billy Talent III. Produced by Brendan O’Brien (Rage Against The Machine, AC/DC, Mastodon) the album is set for release on July 13, preceded by single ‘Rusted From The Rain’ on June 29.  Renowned for the electrifying energy of their live shows, Billy Talent will be performing at several major festivals around the world in the lead up to the album release. Here in the UK they have been confirmed to headline the prestigious Lock Up stage at this year’s Reading/ Leeds festivals, and will be making an appearance on the main stage at Download festival in June. Elsewhere other festival appearances include Coachella, Bamboozle, Rock Am Ring and Edgefest. The band are also treating their UK fans to two intimate shows in June, at the Camden Underworld and O2 Academy 2 Newcastle, whilst July will see them head out on a tour of the US with Rise Against and Rancid.  Since the release of their self-titled album in 2003, Billy Talent have become one of Canada’s biggest rock bands and constant touring and incendiary live shows have taken the Toronto-based band to the upper echelon of the Rock World. 2006 saw the release of the band’s second album, Billy Talent II, it debuted at number one in Canada and Germany whilst here in the UK the album went Silver – selling over 60,000 copies. Spawning hits such as the infectious ‘Devil In A Midnight Mass’ and ‘Fallen Leaves’, the success of the album led to the band headlining sold-out tours across Canada, United States and Europe. Here in the UK the band sold out two UK tours including headline dates at Brixton Academy and Hammersmith Palais.

Catch Billy Talent live:

Tues 9 LONDON Camden Underworld
Wed 10 NEWCASTLE O2 Academy 2

Fri 28 READING FESTIVAL Headlining Lock Up Stage
Sun 30 LEEDS FESTIVAL Headlining Lock Up Stage

Billy Talent are:
Ben Kowalewicz – Vocals
Ian D’Sa – Guitars
Jon Gallant – Bass
Aaron Solowoniuk – Drums

Billy Talent fans can access more information about the new album by logging on to Leading up to the album’s release, the new website will be constantly updated with behind the scenes video footage of the band in the studio and on the set of their video shoot as well as the latest photos. Band members will be posting regular reports from the road prior to the release of the new record. Fans will be able to pre-order Billy Talent III on the site as well as having access to a free downloadable media rich reward-based widget that they can share with friends. The more they use the widget, the more content they will get access to.

Iron Maiden flight 666 Blu-ray, 2-DVD set and live double soundtrack album

ironmaidenalbumAdvance reviews and phenomenal media and fan reaction from private screenings of the first ever full length feature film from Brit award winners IRON MAIDEN have prompted Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) to rush release the film and soundtrack for home-viewing enjoyment.  FLIGHT 666 will be released on extended Blu-ray and DVD formats, alongside a double-CD soundtrack album and limited edition double-vinyl picture disc which will be available Tuesday, June 9, via Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) in the USA.  Filmed digitally in Hi Def to provide pristine picture quality, FLIGHT 666 was directed by Sam Dunn and Scot McFadyen with the award-winning Banger Productions team (“Metal; A Headbanger’s Story” and “Global Metal”) who take you right inside the Maiden family with almost total access to the band, something which Maiden has never allowed before. The stunning 5.1 soundtrack was specially mixed by Maiden producer Kevin Shirley to complement the picture quality as an ultimate attack on your senses. FLIGHT 666 documents the first leg of Maiden’s legendary SOMEWHERE BACK IN TIME WORLD TOUR which took them 50,000 miles round the planet playing 23 concerts on five continents in just 45 days. One of the stars of the movie is the band’s customized Boeing 757, Ed Force One, which carried the band, all their crew and 12 tons of stage equipment and was piloted by Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson, a fully qualified and active Airline Captain with Astraeus Airlines.  Taking you on a visual global tour from Mumbai to Sydney, Tokyo to L.A., Mexico City to Costa Rica, Bogota to Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires and Santiago to New York and Toronto and places in-between, you travel with the band and crew on the plane, to and from shows, in the bar and during leisure time, while experiencing the exhaustion and fan pandemonium that comes with such a mission. FLIGHT 666 (named after the official airways flight call) reveals how the idea for this unique tour actually came about and how complex planning turned it into a reality. The documentary also contains some of the most spectacular live footage yet seen of the band, filmed in all of those locations and beyond. If you have ever wanted to see the inside story of a truly unique and worldwide tour, taking you to places you never imagined, Maiden fan or not, this is your opportunity.  To recognize the global phenomenon of Maiden, the Blu-ray/DVD are also subtitled in Hindi, Japanese, Dutch, German, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, French, Italian, Portuguese and Swedish. Comments band manager Rod Smallwood; “It’s been a mammoth undertaking. From the first twinkle in Bruce’s eye it’s taken about three years to put band, crew and equipment in a giant flying ‘splitter bus’, to go through all the long and tiresome prep and safety regulations and planning, to the actual filming and of the tour itself, through to post production and right up to putting together all these items in the very best quality possible for our fans.”  “It’s great that with MAIDEN DAY on Tuesday, April 21, we can give our fans the opportunity of seeing this digitally on big screen in Hi Def with full-on 5.1 sound experience with other fans around them. It was also very rewarding that it has won the prestigious SXSW Film Festival Award for Best Music Documentary.”  “The ‘Somewhere Back in Time Tour’ reached almost 2 million fans in 39 countries and, if there is one thing I know from managing Maiden all these years, it’s that our fans are not happy to wait too long, so we are delighted that UMe is rush-releasing the DVD. This closes the chapter on an absolutely brilliant experience delving into the past for the band, myself and my team, the crew and hopefully all of you fans out there. After the summer and some deserved time off, we will concentrate on the ‘new’ with the band starting to put together material for a brand new studio album due sometime later in 2010. And, of course, after that we will look forward to seeing all our fans again!!” 

The film FLIGHT 666 is being released in the following manner:

Long-play Blu-ray with FLIGHT 666: THE FILM  and FLIGHT 666: The Concert (215 minutes)*

Double DVD
Disc One: FLIGHT 666 : THE FILM (112 minutes)  
Disc Two: FLIGHT 666 : The Concert (104 minutes)*

Plus Limited Edition Deluxe Double DVD of the above with special packaging and 30 page booklet

FLIGHT 666: The Original Soundtrack album – Double CD*

FLIGHT 666: The Original Soundtrack album – Limited Edition Double Vinyl Picture Disc

for the bonus *concert footage on DVD and Blu-ray, plus the double Live Soundtrack CD

(CD 1)
Bandra Kurla Complex/Mumbai, India
February 1, 2008

Rod Laver Arena/Melbourne, Australia
February 7, 2008

Acer Arena/Sydney, Australia
February 9, 2008

Makuhari Messe/Tokyo, Japan
February 16, 2008

Arena Monterrey/Monterrey, Mexico
February 22, 2008

The Forum/Los Angeles, USA
February 19, 2008

Foro Sol/Mexico City, Mexico
February 24, 2008

Izod Center/New Jersey, USA
March 14, 2008

(CD 2)
Saprissa Stadium/San Jose, Costa Rica
February 26, 2008

Palmeiras Stadium/Sao Paulo, Brazil
March 2, 2008

Simon Bolivar Park/Bogota, Colombia
February 28, 2008

Ferrocarril Oeste Stadium/Buenos Aires, Argentina
March 7, 2008

Pista Atletica/Santiago, Chile
March 9, 2008

Coliseo de Puerto Rico/San Juan, Puerto Rico
March 12, 2008

Pedreira Paulo Leminski/Curitiba, Brazil
March 4, 2008

Air Canada Centre/Toronto, Canada
March 16, 2008

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