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Tesla Announce 'Shock'

Metalboy's favorite band Tesla will release their new album Shock on March 8. You can hear a track from that new album via Spotify. Just click the Facbeook post from the band below to check it out.

I have a lot of things to do around the house this weekend. We are due for another winter storm (yuck) so I really have no excuse. I need to clean out the closets. Maybe I'll put on some classic Tesla while I clean. I'll be thinking of Metalboy all day long!


Mike Tramp Releases Promo Trailer

Mike Tramp will release Stray From the Flock March 1. There's a new promo trailer for that album now. He'll also tour the U.S. starting next month. I have to give Mike credit here: while others are passing the torch and flaming out (see yesterday's comment section) it seems like he's ready to keep on rocking. More power to him.


Janet Gardner Leaves Vixen

This is a little surprising: Janet Gardner is leaving Vixen. The singer announced her decision on Facebook. She had some medical issues last year so that could be the reason.

I wonder if we're reaching peak glam. By that I mean it is 2019. These musicians we love are not getting any younger. They've all basically done a big reunion or three by this point. The first Rocklahoma was in 2007 - well over a decade ago. I fully expect to see more retirement announcements in the next 18 months, either from individual musicians or full bands. You just can't live on the road forever.


Ohio's Inkcarceration Festival Announces Bands

The Inkcarceration Festival will take place July 12 - 14 in Mansfield, Ohio. That weekend is about the apex of heat in the Buckeye State, so that should be interesting. Humidity aside, these bands don't do it for me. This seems like another cookie-cutter event. What do you think?


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.