Revolver Magazine new issue features Zakk Wylde on the front cover, which in its pages will be talking about his first solo album after twenty years of waiting. It seems quite promising if we take into consideration that lately, Revolver Magazine has diversified their content and approached more the mainstream other than the hard rockers we so much enjoy to read about. The new issue is scheduled to hit the newsstands on April 5th.
For those unaware, Zakk Wylde is an American musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and occasional actor who is best known as the former guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne, and founder of the heavy metal band Black Label Society. Zakk Wylde debuted the official video for his new single titled ‘Sleeping Dogs’ from his forthcoming solo LP. ‘Sleeping Dogs’ will also be available as an iTunes instant gratification track, indicating fans who pre-order the album on iTunes will get the single immediately. An additional pre-order bundle is also available offering a ‘Book Of Shadows II’ CD signed by Zakk Wylde plus a 17″x11″ poster, limited to 1,000 bundles.
The new issue also highlights the American musician, film director, screenwriter and film producer, Rob Zombie, who on his turn will be answering fan mail. Rob Zombie is currently celebrating the 10th anniversary of ‘Educated Horses’, his third album released on March 28, 2006, through Geffen Records.
Rob Zombie also revealed that he is working on a new movie entitled ’31’, which has been announced to be released this September. The film is due to be released by Saban Films, which lately acquired the North American distribution rights for the movie. According to the man himself, it will center on five carnival workers who are kidnapped and held hostage in an abandoned compound where they are forced into a game of survival, attempting to outlast 12 hours against a gang of sadistic clowns.
Road warriors Halestorm, the American rock band from Red Lion, Pennsylvania, consisting of lead vocalist and guitarist Lzzy Hale, her brother drummer and percussionist Arejay Hale, guitarist Joe Hottinger, and bassist Josh Smith, are also featured in its pages. To remember is that another rock ‘n’ roll band have been announced as headliners for the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino’s Battery Park Concert series alongside with Halestorm. Shinedown and Halestorm will perform July 17th, at the Hard Rock’s outdoor venue.
Along with the Battery Park event, Halestorm will be joining Shinedown this summer on the Carnival of Madness tour.
American alternative metal band Deftones from Sacramento, California have announced new dates for their 2016 summer tour dates for North America. The new concerts are all scheduled for August, and Refused will be the opening band on select dates. These dates are in addition to previously announced concerts set for May with opening band Code Orange and a few festival appearances. Through Revolver Magazine pages, Deftones detail their latest album, ‘Gore’, which is due to be out April 8th via Warner Bros; listen to ‘Prayers/Triangles’ and recent single ‘Doomed User’, after properly digesting the band’s full run of tour dates, which includes a Mohegan Sun Arena show in addition to the Boston gig.
Another band featured on the upcoming issue of Revolver Magazine, are Vikings Amon Amarth, following 18 years into their career as Sweden’s premier purveyors of Viking metal, Amon Amarth is hardly assuaged to coast. The band’s latest release, ‘Jomsviking’ is an arduous concept album focused around themes of malice and desire. It is the first such album for the veterans, which found them navigating uncharted territory while seeking inspiration in the unlikeliest of places.
The issue also features reports on Whitechapel and Candiria in the studio, plus hardcore dog collars, death metallers go country, Hottest Chicks, and plenty more, while presenting tough questions for Otep, The Word Alive, Sixx:A.M., Holy Grail, After The Burial, and Blood Ceremony. Cilver, From Ashes to New are some of the bands recommended to take a listen to sometime soon.
They also reviewed The Cult, Black Stone Cherry, Metal Church, Devour The Day, Rotten Sound, and others more.
All in all, a very rock’n’roll driven issue featuring some of the most relevant names of the scene as well as newcomers. And how about you, which music publications do you often buy and enjoy reading?