Unto Others Premiere Their New Single and Video for “Raigeki” – Band to Tour With W.A.S.P.



After releasing fresh material via Century Media in the last month with their single and music video, “Butterfly,” Unto Others are at it again with more new music. The Portland, Oregon based band premiered their latest single, “Raigeki,” on Sirius XM Liquid Metal this week, and have now dropped a lyric video with the track, directed by Zev Deans. As part of an extensive live schedule, Unto others are also on the road with W.A.S.P. October through December. Check out the new lyric video and live listings below.
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Death Angel Book North American Tour Dates with W.A.S.P.



Bay Area thrash legends, Death Angel, have announced a fall/winter tour with LA heavy metal icons W.A.S.P. The tour will kick off October 26th in San Luis Obispo, CA and will wrap December 14th in Los Angeles, CA. Further support on most dates comes from Unto Others. Find live listings and more from the band below.
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W.A.S.P. to Perform Debut Album Live on 40th Anniversary North American Tour



W.A.S.P. have announced their Album ONE Alive! North American tour, marking the 40th anniversary of the release of their first album. To celebrate, they will, for the first time in 40 years, play the entire album on the tour this fall, kicking off October 26th in San Luis Obispo, CA. Support on all but three dates comes from Death Angel and Unto Others. Find the live listings and more below.
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S.O.R.M Drop New Single “Under My Skin” Featuring Doug Blair (W.A.S.P.)



Rising hard rock outfit S.O.R.M has just dropped their new single, “Under My Skin.” This an alternative, original version of the piano piece title track from the band’s recent album, released in 2023. It features guest appearances from legendary W.A.S.P. guitarist, Doug Blair, and The Nightflight Orchestra’s Anna Brygård. Check it out in the article below and read more from the band.
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Joecephus and the George Jonestown Massacre’s MC5 Tribute Album (Alice Cooper, Jello Biafra, Phil Campbell and More) Out Now



On Friday February 2nd the Rock ’n’ Roll world was saddened the passing of “Brother” Wayne Kramer, founding member and guitarist of the legendary, influential Detroit band the MC5. Issued on Black Friday, 2023 via Saustex Records Call Me Animal: A Tribute to the MC5 was never intended as a send-off for Brother Wayne, but his untimely passing makes its recent release feel even more serendipitous. Conceived by Joey “Joecephus” Killingsworth, the album was several years in the making with his band/collective Joecephus and the George Jonestown Massacre and his production partner Dik LeDoux. Kramer himself participated in the project, laying down a smoking version of “Human Being Lawnmower” with Jello Biafra.
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ALBUM REVIEW: South of Salem – Death of the Party


With a distinctly American sound and name, you might believe South of Salem hail from sunnier US climes rather than from right here in the good old UK. Only really notable for its beaches and a football team of intermittent quality, Bournemouth might not be a seething hive of metal activity but it is home to one of the best up and coming bands of the last few years. Continue reading


Steve Riley, Drummer for LA Guns and W.A.S.P. Has Died


 

Steve Riley, the former drummer of LA Guns and W.A.S.P., and the recent founder and drummer of Riley’s LA Guns, has died. He was 67. According to a post from his social media pages Steve struggled with health issues, and died after a brief battle with pneumonia. Steve was a great drummer and played on some of the most biggest and most popular Heavy Metal releases of all-time. We spoke to Steve after the settlement that allowed him to have his version of LA Guns, Riley’s LA Guns and make several releases as RIley’s LA Guns on Golden Robot Records. The band had a new full-length release planned for 2024. Steve was also a passionate entrepreneur and expert graphic designer as well. Rest in Peace.

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W.A.S.P. to Release “The 7 Savage” Deluxe 8 LP Boxset From Their Classic Capitol Records Years


W.A.S.P. has announced The 7 Savage: 1984-1992 deluxe 8 LP boxset from their Capitol Years, with studio album half-speed mastering, LP of bonus tracks, 60-page book, posters and numbered certificate. The 7 Savage: 1984-1992 will be released Friday 27th October 2023 on Madfish and is strictly limited to 2000 copies worldwide. Check out our two recent reviews of W.A.S.P.’s comeback tour here and here! Watch the trailer and pre-order now at the link below.

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W.A.S.P. Cancels 2023 U.S. Tour Due to Blackie Lawless’s “Extensive Back Injuries”


Due to extensive back injuries suffered by Blackie Lawless during the European leg of W.A.S.P.’s 40th-anniversary tour, the band’s previously announced 2023 U.S. tour has been canceled and will be rescheduled for spring 2024. Tickets and VIP packages can be refunded at the point of purchase.

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Rock For Ronnie Concert In The Park Benefiting Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund All-Star Talent Announced


 

The Rock For Ronnie Concert in the Park will take place on Sunday afternoon, May 7, 2023 at Los Encinos Historic Park in Encino, benefiting the. Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund (https://www.diocancerfund.org). The Rock For Ronnie event, slated to be an afternoon of live rock music, silent and live auctions, food trucks and fun geared to the entire family, is the cancer charity’s first post-Covid event back in the park. The event just named a who’s who of Rock and Heavy Metal luminaries for the finale/all-star jam.

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