Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Mayhem in 2010

The 2010 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival has officially announced the band line-up for this year's tour! Can you feel it? I know I can!

Last year's Mayhem Fest ruled in unimaginable ways. If you want to read up on all the went down in '09, check out the entry I wrote about it.

As much as last year rocked, we can rest assured that this year is going to rock just as hard! This morning, Roadrunner records and Mayhem Festival's website sent out press releases detailing this year's tour...and what a year it is going to be!

So, without further delay, I give you this year's band line-up:

Rob Zombie
Lamb of God
Five Finger Death Punch

Norma Jean
3 Inches of Blood
In This Moment


Shadows Fall
Winds of Plague

This is going to be sick! Although some tour dates have already been announced, nothing has been mentioned yet for the Toyota Pavilion. But don't worry, it took them a few months to post a date here in NEPA last year too, so you just need patience. Besides, you can count on myself and the rest of the DJs at 97.9X to keep you up-to-date.

Stay tuned for further details...and get ready to thrash!

Monday, January 18, 2010


Well, this has been an exciting couple of days for New Rock announcements.

As it turns out, one of our most popular 97.9X bands, Disturbed, is going to be hitting the studio next month (February) to record their next album. This info came in an interview with Disturbed's guitarist Dan Donegan.

Donegan says that there are about "15 to 18 songs" already written out and ready to be recorded so long as vocalist Dave Draiman finalizes the lyrical content. According to the interview, the new album will land in the summer of this year (2010), though no album title has been revealed yet.

Also on the way from Disturbed is a 10th Anniversary re-issue of their debut album The Sickness with exclusive B-side songs recorded during Disturbed's early days and expanded artwork. The Decade of Disturbed DVD is also expected later this year as well.

2010 is going to be a huge year for Disturbed and their fans. I hope you guys are ready for it.

As always, keep it here for updates on this and other New Rock announcements.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Saints of Sin!

Keeping you guys up to date as usual with the latest juiciness. This is a big one though.

I, personally, am a huge Godsmack fan...and I am psyched about this new record. Apparently, as this trailer suggests, more of these webisodes will be available at in the coming weeks, so keep your eyes on that site for more. I'll do my best to keep up on them.

The biggest news is that we now have the title of Godsmack's forthcoming fifth studio album: Saints and Sinners.

Still no artwork or release date...but I'll stay on top of it!

As always, keep it here for updates on this and other New Rock announcements.

UPDATE 1/4/10 - Apparently, the album has been re-named The Oracle according to new webisodes at

UPDATE 2/22/10 - The current, tentative release date for the album is May 4th of this year. Source

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Profiled Rangers!

I always knew there was something funny about the Power Rangers...

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Snuffed Out

At long last, I found it. This is the short film for the song "Snuff" taken from Slipknot's album All Hope Is Gone. It was directed by M. Shawn Crahan and P.R. Brown.