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Queensryche Releases New Track -- 'Dark Reverie'

From my inbox. Queensryche will release The Verdict on March 1. One of the songs on that album is "Dark Reverie." Check it out: 

Bellevue, Washington - January 14, 2019 - Queensrÿche have just dropped their newest track "Dark Reverie" today via Century Media Records.


"Dark Reverie" is a guitar driven progressive ballad addressing self-reflection during times of tragedy and the questions we ask ourselves while grieving," states Parker Lundgren about their latest track release.
"Dark Reverie" is the second song Queensryche has released, following "Man The Machine", off of their forthcoming full-length album. The Verdict was produced, mixed, and mastered by Zeuss (Rob Zombie, Iced Earth, Hatebreed) at Uberbeatz in Lynwood, WA, Planet-Z in Wilbraham, MA and Watershed Studio in Seattle, WA. 
In support of their forthcoming release, Queensrÿche will hit the road starting March 2nd' in Orlando for their headline tour, making stops in major markets such as New York, Atlanta, Chicago, and Los Angeles, and will wrap on April 3rd in Seattle. Fates Warning will join the band on tour as support, with The Cringe joining both bands on select dates. 
The Verdict follows the band's most recent release, Condition Hüman, which received rave reviews from outlets such as Loudwire, KNAC,, and more. The 2015 release debuted on Billboard's Top Rock Albums chart at #5 with over 14,000 units sold first week and 100,000 albums sold globally to date.
March 2 - Orlando, FL - The Plaza Live
March 3 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room
March 5 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
March 7 - Baltimore - Sound Stage*
March 8 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun^
March 9 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza*
March 10 - Worcester, MA - Palladium*
March 12 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogarts
March 13 - Detroit, MI - Diesel
March 14 - Chicago, IL - Concord
March 15 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
March 16 - Medina, MN - Medina Entertainment Center
March 17 - Davenport, IA - Rhythm City Casino Resort^
March 20 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues
March 21 - Houston, TX - House of Blues
March 22 - San Antonio, TX - Aztec
March 23 - Albuquerque, NM - El Rey
March 26 - Tempe, AZ - The Marquee
March 27 - San Diego - Observatory
March 28 - Los Angeles, CA- Fonda
March 29 - San Francisco, CA - Slim's
March 30 - Sacramento, CA - Ace of Spades
April 2 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
April 3 - Seattle, WA - Neptune
*w/ support from The Cringe
^Queensrÿche only

Rocklahoma 2019 Lineup Announced

A pretty decent lineup including Ozzy Osbourne, Shinedown, Asking Alexandria, Steel Panther, Lita Ford and many more. All the bands on the poster below.


Enjoy This Great Queen Cover

Whereas Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen, Zakk Wylde and Nuno Bettencourt do "Bohemian Rhapsody." This shreds. Enjoy.

H/T to my friend Grant via Twitter.


Snowy, Winter Day

Happy Sunday, friends. It's been snowing all weekend here in southern Ohio. In fact, we got more than anticipated overnight. I was pretty disheartened when I looked outside. This is a great day to stay inside and listen to some music and relax. Eric and I are actually working on a little house project so we'll probably turn on Hair Nation while we do that - it's pretty much our go-to when doing construction work.

Do you have any favorites you like to crank when the weather sucks? I always like to pretend it's summer. Pretty much all glam bands, save Cinderella, remind me of summer. Cinderella definitely has that winter vibe. But if you want to feel warm, it's great to put on some David Lee Roth or Poison and pretend you're at a festival somewhere, looking for a tree to beat the heat.

But if you want to stay in the moment... there is no better album than Cinderella's Long Cold Winter. One of the best of our favorite era, actually.


Def Leppard Look Back On Recent Tour Dates

Def Leppard are in the middle of the Hysteria & More tour. To celebrate the end of the 2018 UK and Ireland legs, the band just released a video recap of those shows. In June the tour starts up again in Europe, visiting places like Sweden, Denmark, Italy and a stop at the Download Fest. Then there's a big swing through Canada. I imagine a few U.S. dates will get tagged on to the Canadian run, but we'll have to see about that.


NPR Played The Metal Version of 'Baby Shark'

I do not have children. Those of you who do probably know the song "Baby Shark." Well NPR played the song yesterday because it is now making its way to the Billboard Top 40. Then they played the metal version and I nearly wrecked my car.

Here's the original. This will get stuck in your head. (Look at the view count on this!)


Dueling Woodstock Fests

There will be dueling Woodstock Festival to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the original, iconic event. It's sad everyone can't get together to have one big, proper Woodstock party but that's the world we live in now. I'll be in Spain when this is happening - otherwise Eric and I would have likely gone to one of these events. Who knows, maybe this will be carried live like Woodstock '94. I remember watching that on the floor of my childhood bedroom. Aerosmith headlined the Saturday night of that fest and I was so jealous I was too young to be there.