Lazarus A.D. Posts Exclusive ‘The Ultimate Sacrifice’ Video Shoot Photos

Lazarus A.D. Posts Exclusive ‘The Ultimate Sacrifice’ Video Shoot Photos
on the Official Lazarus A.D. Facebook Page

New Video for ‘The Ultimate Sacrifice’
to Debut at on Monday, March 7th

New Album Black Rivers Flow is Out Now!

Wisconsin thrash metallers LAZARUS A.D. have just posted four exclusive photos taken on set during their music video shoot for ‘The Ultimate Sacrifice’. Head to the band’s official Facebook page to view the photos, and make sure to tune into next Monday, March 7th to witness the unveiling of the new video. recently finished posting a series of video blogs chronicling “The Making of Black Rivers Flow”. Check out the final installment at this link. The behind the scenes footage for the series was filmed by the band and produced/edited by Clay Cook at Dirty Cheese Design & Development. Check out all of the previous installments at

Black Rivers Flow was released on February 1st on Metal Blade Records and is already seeing some amazing numbers on the charts. The album landed at #35 on the Billboard Top New Artist Albums chart, and #86 on the Billboard Top Hard Music Albums chart. Black Rivers Flow also charted at #90 in Canada on the Hard Music charts. LAZARUS A.D. and Bonded by Blood are touring in Europe this spring. See below for all current European and U.S. tour dates.

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  • Mar. 09 – London, UK – O2 Academy 2
  • Mar. 10 – Bristol, UK – Area 81
  • Mar. 11 – Milton Keynes, UK – Crauford Arms
  • Mar. 12 – Leeds, UK – The Well
  • Mar. 13 – Glasgow, UK – Ivory Blacks
  • Mar. 14 – Nottingham, UK – The Maze
  • Mar. 15 – Southampton, UK – Joiners
  • Mar. 16 – Norwich, UK – Metal Lust @ The Brickmakers
  • Mar. 17 – Wiesbaden, Germany – Schlachthof
  • Mar. 18 – Zurich, Switzerland – Dynamo
  • Mar. 19 – Prague, Czech Republic – Modra Vopice
  • Mar. 20 – Ljubljana, Slovenia – Orto Bar
  • Mar. 21 – Vienna, Austria – 3Raum/Arena
  • Mar. 22 – Bologna, Italy – Blogs Club
  • Mar. 23 – Barcelona, Spain – Mephisto
  • Mar. 24 – Madrid, Spain – Hebe
  • Mar. 25 – Paris, France – Paris Extreme Festival
  • Mar. 26 – Bilbao, Spain – Santana 27 Black
  • Mar. 27 – Porto, Portugal – Porto Rio
  • Mar. 29 – Hamburg, Germany – Headcrash
  • Mar. 30 – Nijmegen, Netherlands – Merleyn
  • Mar. 31 – Copenhagen, Denmark – The Rock
  • Apr. 01 – Cologne, Germany – The Underground
  • Apr. 02 – Bruges, Belgium – JH Comma

Here’s what critics are already saying about Black Rivers Flow:

LAZARUS A.D.’s Black Rivers Flow is meticulously perfect. The guitar solos are reminiscent of Slayer, the riffs remind me of Coroner, Atheist and Testament, and the precision of the guitar work brings to mind Metallica and Megadeth.”

“This band is in no danger of suffering from a sophomore slump (the title track is especially wicked).”

“Grade-A modern American thrash metal.”

“The album wraps up with the seven-minute ‘Eternal Vengeance’, which builds from a mellow vocal introduction reminiscent of James Hetfield’s (Metallica) somber moments to the crunching heaviness that defines the rest of the album. It too is a strong and, in a different way, expansive cut. LAZARUS A.D. have taken a big step forward with Black Rivers Flow and kept the killer instinct intact. No flash in the pan, this is a band to watch in 2011 and beyond.”

LAZARUS A.D. gets a lot of things right on Black Rivers Flow, namely the classic thrash feel, the headbangability and the incorporation of a second, very different vocal presence. Just be careful listening to this while driving. This album might make you a little reckless. RIYL: Metallica, Lamb of God, Pantera, Five Finger Death Punch, Goatwhore.”

For more information on LAZARUS A.D. visit the following locations:


Colin Hay – Alberta Rose Theater

Tickets On Sale Fri, March 4th, 2011 10:00 AMImage  

Wed, September 14th, 2011 7:30 PM (Doors open at: 6:30 PM)
Colin Hay
Alberta Rose Theatre
3000 NE Alberta Street, Portland, OR 97211 (503.719.6055 )
21 & Over. $30.00 Advance. $35.00 Day Of Show. Tickets available from Alberta Rose Box Office

“Although I’m not technically an American citizen, I’ve been living here for 20 years,” reflects Colin Hay from his home in California. “I like it here. You look up at the sky, and there’s no evidence of anything. It’s amazing to think that, under that sky, there is so much horror going on here…but it’s so beautiful at the same time.” Hay’s new album, American Sunshine is marked by several sideways glances at the American dream – that perilous balance between potential and reality – along with knowing ruminations on the transformative effects of love and the passing of time, set to some of the purest pop, hardest rock, and most emotionally bare acoustic balladry Hay has yet laid down. Curiously, the America of American Sunshine is profoundly shaped by two very different dream factories on nearly opposite ends of the country: California and Nashville.

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American Sunshine’s tracks include themes of redemption and renewal, which come naturally to Hay, as he is in the midst of a remarkable renaissance. While his voice and visage are still familiar to millions from his tenure as frontman, principal songwriter, and lead vocalist of pop sensations Men at Work (“Down Under,” “Overkill,” “Who Can It Be Now?”), the past 10 years have found him quietly re-introducing himself to new generations of fans. The frequent use of his music on soundtracks – including the hit television show Scrubs (on which he has also had several cameos) and the sleeper-hit soundtrack to the film Garden State – has proven the timeless appeal of his songs’ personae: quizzical, curious, cynical yet open-hearted. Combine that with tireless touring and an ongoing successful partnership with Nashville-based indie Compass Records, and Hay is poised to enter a new phase in his already storied career.

Most artists who have experienced the levels of success and adulation Hay has would be content to sit back and earn a living walking to the mailbox and back. Yet Hay is restless, eager to move forward and continually hone his craft while continuing to challenge himself. While the resultant performances have an easy-going clarity and honesty, the process behind much of American Sunshine was actually designed to take Hay out of his element and try working methods that were at once classic and unfamiliar. “Six of the songs,” he says, “are from a two-day session in Nashville.”

Much of the stripped-down energy and unflinching clarity of American Sunshine can also be attributed to Hay’s endless tour itinerary, which consists of both solo and full-band shows. Just prior to the release of American Sunshine, he traveled for a little over a month, playing 28 solo acoustic shows, 26 of them sold-out. “It was, honestly, the best tour I’ve ever done,” he says – no small claim from a man who has performed in every possible situation, from packed arenas and enormous outdoor festivals with a full band to demanding, intimate shows in small rooms with just his guitar. Hay’s solo shows intersperse classic and new songs with hilarious, poignant, and downright surreal stories drawn from his often unbelievable experiences over the past three decades.

STOLEN GUITARS Taylor 414ce & Fender Telecaster (Seattle)

I saw this on Craig’s list thought maybe I could help by posting it too.

Date: 2011-02-27, 8:58PM PST
Reply to:

Hey, thanks for looking at this post.

These guitars were stolen out of my car in the university district of Seattle on Sunday morning between 02:15am and 03:30. The exact location is 52nd & 16th. 

An Ibanez bass guitar was also taken with my two guitars. But, I’m not able to offer as much of a detailed description on that, and the two guitars are worth much more to me.

1. Taylor 414ce w/back hardshell case 2007
Serial #20070711044

2. Fender Telecaster 1971 reissue
Crafted in Japan 2004
Milk wash/white finish w/white pick guard
the pickups were upgraded with Seymour Duncan Antiquities
Serial #R????? (Don’t have it on hand, but I remember it starts with an R which correlates the make to 2004)
I bought this guitar in Japan.
It should be in a Fender tweed hard case with red carpet inside.

Tell me you have them and I’ll buy them back. No questions and no cops.

  • Location: Seattle
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Shenandoah & The Night Release Moody Noir-ish Folk on Self-Titled EP

Shenandoah and The NightThe distinctive NYC-based quintet Shenandoah and the Night announces the May 15th release of their self-titled debut EP, a moody pop offering which draws on everything from doo wop, old time rhythm and blues, folk and country to retro-fitted German cabaret.

Led by the bewitching singer/songwriter/producer Shenandoah Ableman (of the San Francisco-based Yard Dogs Road Show), Shenandoah and the Night offer a haunting, noir-ish sound counter-balanced by bursts of joy and infectious energy. Rootsy enough for folk enthusiasts without sacrificing its modernist edge, Shenandoah and the Night cast a wide net across the spectrums of taste and time, blending and blurring a diverse set of influences that range from the operatic anguish of Nina Simone and Kurt Weill, to the dusky psychedelic sturm und drang of the Doors and Janis Joplin.

Preview 2 songs off the upcoming EP:

So Fine by Shenandoah and the Night

These Arms by Shenandoah and the Night


Outasight: Leakin’ Tracks, Makin’ Noise, SXSW

OutasightIs Outasight on your radar yet? He should be. If you’ve ever enjoyed the soulful flair of Jamie Lidell, fine rhymes of A Tribe Called Quest, lyricism of Talib Kweli or throwback style of Mayer Hawthorne, this is definitely one to pay attention to. The Yonkers, New York bred musician weaves together the cadenced sounds of popular hip-hop and indie rock with the poignant sensibility of classic pop and soul music to create a fresh, new sound that is all his own.

Outasight (aka Richard Andrew) recently leaked a couple new tracks online. Just this week, OU dropped “It’s Like That,” which can be grabbed as a free download HERE and posted as a stream via Soundcloud HERE. “It’s Like That” video coming later this week. Additionally, the video for “Losing My Mind” (produced by 6th Sense), another new cut, can be seen HERE. The song can be downloaded for free in exchange for an email address HERE. And if you missed it a couple months back, OU put out a personal favorite of mine, the Freddie Gibbs assisted track “Near The End” which can be downloaded at RCRD LBL HERE.

OU confirmed for SXSW. He’ll be in Austin all week, playing showcases and doing press. Interested parties feel free to inquire about setting up some time with Outasight in Texas. OU Also confirmed for the Governor’s Ball in NYC with Girl Talk, Empire Of the Sun, Big Boi and more on June 18th.

SXSW Dates:

  • 3/17 – Austin, TX – Peckerheads (Ruby Hornet SXSW Showcase)
  • 3/17 – Austin, TX – Habana Bar (Warner Bros. Records Showcase)
  • 3/18 – Austin, TX – The Phoenix (Moodswings 360 SXSW Showcase w/Das Racist, Dev, The Cataracs)
  • 3/19 – Austin, TX – Emo’s (Biz3 SXSW Showcase)
  • 3/19 – Austin, TX – BMI SXSW Music Lounge

Look for Outasight’s debut album out on Warner Bros. Records later this year.


The 4th Annual Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival Launches Boise, Idaho “Get Off Your Ass” Ticket Sale …

The 4th Annual Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival Launches Boise, Idaho “Get Off Your Ass” Ticket Sale & Details – Act Now to Access this Limited Time Offer and Discounted Ticket Price

The Hard Rock & Metal Tour Event of the Summer Kicks Off on July 9th with Pre-Sale Tickets Slotted for Friday April 8th

ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL, the heralded hard rock and metal event of the summer, is swiftly becoming the heavy music fans’ summertime rite of passage.  Tickets are on sale NOW for ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL’s stop in Boise, Idaho (Nampa) on July 13th, 2011 at the Idaho Center Amphitheater.  Fans can purchase their Idaho Center Amphitheater festival tickets at or by phone at 1-208-442-3232.  The venue is offering a very special “Get Off Your Ass” ticket promotion which offers buyers of the first 1,000 tickets a $29.50 ticket price with a 3D laminate and front of line access.  The second batch of 1,000 tickets will be sold at a special $35 price, and the third batch of 1,000 will be sold at a $39.50 price.  All other advance tickets will be sold at the price of $45, and the day-of-show price is $49.50.  ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL fans in Idaho and surrounding areas should make sure to take part in this limited time offer!

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Right now, fans can head to the official ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL website at or to the official Facebook page to watch an exclusive video message from KINGDOM OF SORROW vocalist Jamey Jasta.  Be sure to watch the video to learn more about KINGDOM OF SORROW on ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL and some exclusive insider information about Jamey Jasta and his summer plans withHATEBREED.

“I can’t wait to tour again with Mayhem Fest,” states KINGDOM OF SORROW frontman Jamey Jasta. “The line up is killer, the vibe is awesome and every day I get to connect with swarms of metal and rock fans. It’s going to be a great summer!”

ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL will make a 26 date trek across the country beginning on July 9th at the San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino, California. Tune in to and for up-to-date ticketing information.

This summer’s mainstage artists, DISTURBEDGODSMACK, and MEGADETH, will be joined by a ferocious mix of the best hard rock and metal artists of today.  For the first time in festival history, through their success, IN FLAMESMACHINE HEAD and TRIVIUM have grown through the ranks to now perform on the mainstage in rotating slots throughout the tour. This year sees the return of festival veterans DISTURBEDMACHINE HEADTRIVIUM, and SUICIDE SILENCE. TheJAGERMEISTER stage will feature UNEARTHKINGDOM OF SORROWRED FANG, and the winners of JAGERMEISTER Battle of the Bands. The Extreme Stage will spotlight SUICIDE SILENCEALL SHALL PERISH and STRAIGHT LINE STITCH.

The 4th annual ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL will also feature ROCKSTAR METAL MULISHA JUMP TEAM, the World’s Greatest Freestyle Motocross team. ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL attendees can enjoy a plethora of festival activities, including perusing vendors, attending autograph signing sessions and a slew of other interactive activities that enhance the concert experience.  It’s a 10 hour trip to heavy nirvana.

ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL is produced by Rockstar Taste of Chaos organizer John Reese, Vans Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman and Creative Artists Agency.  The trio has made the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL a standout on the summer concert circuit by following the proven model of utilizing sponsorship to deliver a lower ticket price and an enhanced concert experience. This year sees them joining forces once again withROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK as the title sponsor.

“Metal is ALIVE and WELL in 2011,” states tour producer John Reese. “Each year the tour gets bigger and better and 2011 is no exception.  This group of artists this year are going to apply a big, bad, metal shellacking for the fans across the USA and Canada.”

ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL 2011 is a true mix of molten veterans and smoldering up-and-comers, who are bringing their A games and giving the fans nothing less of an amazing day,” adds tour producer  Kevin Lyman.

In 2008, the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL bulldozed onto the scene and quickly made itself known as the preeminent summer destination for the hard rock and metal community.  ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL boasts the most powerful artist line-ups in heavy music.  Artists who have performed in ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL’s past include hard music legends SLAYERSLIPKNOTMARILYN MANSONKORNROB ZOMBIELAMB OF GODHATEBREEDCANNIBAL CORPSEBULLET FOR MY VALENTINEMASTODONFIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH,KILLSWITCH ENGAGE and many more.  All have pummeled the stage, while delivering the intensity and heaviness that fans have grown to expect year after year.

See below for all current tour dates. When viewing, fans should take notice of the line-up changes on the San Bernardino, Mountain View and Montreal dates.  On July 9thin San Bernardino, CA, Cartoon Network/Adult Swim’s metal cartoon phenomenon DETHKLOK will perform in the place of MEGADETH, and colossal Bay Area thrash kings TESTAMENT will perform in the place of IN FLAMES.  TESTAMENT will also perform in the place of IN FLAMES on the July 10th Mountain View, CA date.  MEGADETH will not be appearing on the Montreal, QC Heavy MTL date.  Other bands will be announced for Heavy MTL soon.  Go to for further information.


  • 7/9 – San Manuel Amphitheater – San Bernardino, CA (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 7/10 – Shoreline Amphitheatre – Mountain View, CA (San Francisco, CA)
  • 7/12 – White River Amphitheatre – Auburn, WA (Seattle, WA)
  • 7/13 – Idaho Center Amphitheater – Nampa, ID (Boise, ID)
  • 7/15 – Desert Sky Pavilion – Phoenix, AZ
  • 7/16 – Hard Rock Casino Albuquerque Presents The Pavilion – Albuquerque, NM
  • 7/17 – Comfort Dental Amphitheater – Englewood, CO (Denver, CO)
  • 7/19 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater – Maryland Heights, MO (St. Louis, MO)
  • 7/20 – Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
  • 7/22 – Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA (Boston, MA)
  • 7/23 – Parc Jean-Drapeau – (Heavy MTL) – Montreal, QC /
  • 7/24 – Comcast Theater – Hartford, CT
  • 7/27 – PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ
  • 7/29 – First Niagara Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • 7/30 – Jiffy Lube Live – Bristow, VA (Washington DC)
  • 7/31 – Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ
  • 8/2 – Virginia Beach Amphitheater – Virginia Beach, VA
  • 8/3 – Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek – Raleigh, NC
  • 8/5 – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre – Tinley Park, IL (Chicago IL)
  • 8/6 – DTE Energy Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI (Detroit, MI)
  • 8/7 – Verizon Wireless Music Center – Noblesville, IN (Indianapolis, IN)
  • 8/9 – Zoo Amphitheatre – Oklahoma City, OK
  • 8/10 – Gexa Energy Pavilion – Dallas, TX
  • 8/12 – Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood – Atlanta, GA
  • 8/13 – 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre – Tampa, FL
  • 8/14 – Cruzan Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL



My M.O. Debut New Video “Bonfire Man”

From Forthcoming EP Bonfire, Available on iTunes June 2011
Free for Limited Time Only

The Brooklyn-based indie-electro band, My M.O., unleash their latest video “Bonfire Man,” where they blow off their dead end jobs in the city, high-jack their bosses car and head to Woodstock to reconnect with the forces of nature.

“Bonfire Man” is the first single from their sophomore EP aptly titled Bonfire. For a limited time only, the Bonfire EP is available for free download at, and then will be officially released through iTunes on Unemployable Music this June.

Hailing from all points on the globe (Texas, Australia, Jamaica), My M.O. represents New York City’s convergence of cultures at its best. Erika Buestami aka Enki is a singer and rapper from Australia, who handles lead vocals and bass. Katy Walker is a veteran DJ, originally from Texas, who plays keys, contributes vocals and produces their songs. Dion Mac is a Jamaican-born rocker, who shreds guitar and adds to the medley of vocals.  Together, they subtly cull their broad range of influences into a tasty indie-pop blend of ethereal beats and saucy lyrics.

My M.O. formed in 2008 after the three frontwomen met through mutual friends while residing in Brooklyn. They started regularly playing live shows on the NYC circuit and released their 6-track debut, Monkey Remix EP, on Unemployable Music in August 2010. Their music video for first single “Monkey” created a viral buzz in the blogsphere, garnering a growing fanbase and praise from critics. “My M.O. is the type of independent group that have their act together,” claims The Fader.

In 2011, My M.O. gears up for their second EP Bonfire. “Bonfire Man” and the band are featured on the latest Samsung’s GALAXY Tab VCAM commercial for a special user-created Current TV campaign.

Sweden-based post-punk/melodic pop outfit THE BELL to release “Great Heat” on Badman Recording Co.

On April 11, 2011, Portland and San Francisco-based independent recording label Badman Recording Co. will celebrate the release of The Bell’s “Great Heat,” the latest from a Sweden-based post-punk/melodic pop outfit.

Listen to “thebell_today from the new album Great Heat.

Samples of previous press for The Bell:

“Hot Indie Rock” feature – iTunes

“I Am History finds singer Mathias Stromberg waxing philosophic in a cold-wave deadpan that sounds like a less throaty version of House of Love’s Guy Chadwick.” – NPR ‘Song of the Day’

“No matter what comes next, I get the feeling a lot of people will be paying attention.” – KEXP ‘Song of the Day’

Hailing from Malmo and Stockholm Sweden, The Bell are a three-piece with a penchant for memorable melodies and drum machine-driven, classic, alternative songs. Vocals and instruments are shared by the trio of Nicklas Nilsson, Mathias Stromberg, and Jan Petterson. Though they live many miles apart, they co-wrote and recorded “Great Heat” together through e-mail, electronic file exchanges, and Skype.

“Great Heat” is the follow-up to their strikingly good 2007 release “Make Some Quiet.”

Being a band living in separate cities does have its challenges. All was going splendidly while recording the album until it came time to sequence it.

Nicklas says: “We were mainly working through mail and chat and I guess we should have had some more calls or a meeting to clear things more easy. A couple of days into the process everything went chaos. We rapidly cycled through stages of consensus to massive conflicts. Beasts from a biblical hell took turns in throwing series of harsh words at each other and I recalls some gloomy but now amusing quotes”:

“OK, I quit the band!”
“You can do whatever you want with that record. I’m not in it any more.”
“You can redo the vocals yourselves. I am not going to give in to just anything.”
“Fuck this! It’s really not worth it.”

“I am not sure how it happened,” he continues, “but we finally ended up with the first sequence that we had came up with and we are all very happy with it now. The group’s wiry and catchy post-punk pop has had some significant success with sync placements on television. Vampire Diaries, MTV:s Jersey Shore (we agree that one’s a bit weird) as well as the ABC shows Greek and Kyle X/Y have all featured tracks from the debut Make Some Quiet.”

Singer Mathias Stromberg cuts through like Depeche Mode’s Dave Gahan, The Editors’ Tom Smith or Julian Cope (The Teardrop Explodes).

Instrumentalists Nicklas Nilsson and Jan Petterson keep the music tense and propulsive. One is occasionally reminded of favorite, seminal band’s – such as Maps, Stars, Magnetic Fields and The Cure when spinning their music.

But, “Great Heat” comes with a more developed sound than their previous, wonderful offering, and leads like a trip through computerized sounds and a balanced choir of voices to support the nostalgic glam-rock style.

The riffs, the strings, the cold vocals – it’s all there. Colored with the brilliant splashes of history this is a new and fresh take on the breathy 80s daydream. “Great Heat” delivers an immediate impact of songs that stick in your head after just one listen.

Win a guitar from OZZY

Enter the Ozzy Osbourne & Dead Space™ 2 Sweepstakes for your chance to win a signed ESP Guitars electric guitar and a Collector’s Edition of Dead Space™ 2 right now. You can enter to win until Feb 27th.

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The space suits worn by Ozzy and Justin Bieber in the Best Buy Superbowl Ad are being auctioned off now with the proceeds benefitting The Sharon Osbourne Colon Cancer Program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center! Get over to ebay now and get your bid in at

Special thanks to Best Buy for donating each of the $30,000 suits for this auction. Each suit is auctioned separately but both are available for bids now.