Posts Tagged ‘2010’

Dew Tour – Carey Hart – Classic Backflip + FMX Best Whip – Las Vegas 2010

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Nineteen-year-old Australian rider Jarryd McNeil walked away 00 richer after winning the Best Whip motocross competition put on by Hart and Huntington. Featuring Twitch, Ronnie Faisst, Myles Richmond and more…

Copenhell Main Stage 2010

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Copenhell Main Stage 2010
heavy metal music
Image by Aleksander Soender
Refshaleøen, Amager, Copenhagen, Denmark

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Cracktorch reunion show, Paradise, 5 April 2010

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Cracktorch reunion show, Paradise, 5 April 2010
hard rock club
Image by Chris Devers
Pasting from the band’s MySpace page:

Unfortunately the Torch has called it quits for now, we are all on good terms but felt that it was time to move on. Keep an ear out for various side projects etc, we all have plans to continue the rock in different forms so just hold tight.

Cracktorch formed in 1996 as a side project for Quintaine Americana (Roadrunner Records) bassist Marc Schleicher and The Vehicle Birth (crank! Records) guitarist Chris Jackson. Cracktorch soon became full time as they found themselves playing with heavyweights Queens of the Stone Age, Mission of Burma and the Murder City Devils. Based on their sonic live show, Cracktorch was selected as a wild card in the 2001 WBCN Rock & Roll Rumble. The band breezed through to the finals converting the press and hundreds of fans along the way. Their album, "Cracktorch …is not the problem" (Curve Of The Earth Records) received critical acclaim including 6 Nominations at the 2002 Boston Music Awards and taking home the award for “Best Hard Rock Band of the Year”. The album “…is not the problem” was subsequently licensed to Lunasound Recordings (Supersuckers,Roadsaw) for worldwide distribution. Recording sessions soon began to fulfill numerous compilation requests, most notably with Paul Q. Kolderie (Radiohead, Pixies, Hole). The year was rounded out road testing material for a new album & was chosen to appear in a nationwide ad campaign for Sure Microphones. In 2003 Cracktorch recorded their follow-up album, “Tonight The City”, with Grammy Award nominated producer Andrew Schneider (Cave In, Blue Man Group). Through stubborn resourcefulness and DIY attitude, Cracktorch will not take no for an answer.

Cracktorch reunion show, Paradise, 5 April 2010

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Cracktorch reunion show, Paradise, 5 April 2010
hard rock club
Image by Chris Devers
Pasting from the band’s MySpace page:

Unfortunately the Torch has called it quits for now, we are all on good terms but felt that it was time to move on. Keep an ear out for various side projects etc, we all have plans to continue the rock in different forms so just hold tight.

Cracktorch formed in 1996 as a side project for Quintaine Americana (Roadrunner Records) bassist Marc Schleicher and The Vehicle Birth (crank! Records) guitarist Chris Jackson. Cracktorch soon became full time as they found themselves playing with heavyweights Queens of the Stone Age, Mission of Burma and the Murder City Devils. Based on their sonic live show, Cracktorch was selected as a wild card in the 2001 WBCN Rock & Roll Rumble. The band breezed through to the finals converting the press and hundreds of fans along the way. Their album, "Cracktorch …is not the problem" (Curve Of The Earth Records) received critical acclaim including 6 Nominations at the 2002 Boston Music Awards and taking home the award for “Best Hard Rock Band of the Year”. The album “…is not the problem” was subsequently licensed to Lunasound Recordings (Supersuckers,Roadsaw) for worldwide distribution. Recording sessions soon began to fulfill numerous compilation requests, most notably with Paul Q. Kolderie (Radiohead, Pixies, Hole). The year was rounded out road testing material for a new album & was chosen to appear in a nationwide ad campaign for Sure Microphones. In 2003 Cracktorch recorded their follow-up album, “Tonight The City”, with Grammy Award nominated producer Andrew Schneider (Cave In, Blue Man Group). Through stubborn resourcefulness and DIY attitude, Cracktorch will not take no for an answer.

Brian May Roger Taylor Queen Set – Prince’s Trust Rock Gala Concert NOV 2010

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Brian May and Roger Taylor’s performance at The Prince’s Trust Gala Concert 17 November 2010 – These Are The Days of Our Lives (Roger Taylor on vocal), Last Horizon (Brian May), Hard Life (Tom Chaplin of Keane vocals), Seven Seas of Rhye (Midge Ure vocals), finishing with We Will Rock You ( all). Televised on Sky Arts 31 December 2010.
Video Rating: 4 / 5

Metallica -/ Fuel [Live Zagreb May 16_ 2010]

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Two More For The Fall 6/3/2010 It’s been almost seven years since we’ve played indoors in Tokyo, so it’s about time!! We can’t wait to return to Japan on September 25 and 26 for two shows at the Saitama Super Arena. Tickets go on sale Saturday, July 3 at 10:00 AM with an eplus pre-sale starting on June 12 at 10:00 AM. Met Club members should check www.metclub.com for details on how you can purchase pre-sale tickets starting June 10. We’re working on a few more shows for the month of September, so keep an eye out here over the next couple of weeks for updates. *Please note: while this is an indoor show, it will not be in the round similar to other World Magnetic shows . . . the stage will be in one end of the arena. Children under six years of age are not allowed on the floor (arena section).World Magnetic Tour – 2010 Date Location Venue Tix 09/15/2010 Melbourne, Australia Rod Laver Arena SOLD OUT! 09/16/2010 Melbourne, Australia Rod Laver Arena On Sale July 7 09/18/2010 Sydney, Australia Acer Arena On Sale Now 09/22/2010 Christchurch, New Zealand CBS Canterbury Arena On Sale July 15 09/25/2010 Tokyo, Japan Saitama Super Arena On Sale Now 09/26/2010 Tokyo, Japan Saitama Super Arena On Sale Now 10/13/2010 Auckland, New Zealand Vector Arena SOLD OUT! 10/14/2010 Auckland, New Zealand Vector Arena SOLD OUT! 10/16/2010 Brisbane, Australia Entertainment Centre SOLD OUT! 10/18/2010 Brisbane, Australia Entertainment Centre SOLD OUT! 10/19/2010 Brisbane, Australia Entertainment
Video Rating: 4 / 5

Metallica – Orion (live 2010)

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Rest in Peace, Clifford Lee Burton! 2010-10-14 Auckland, NZL (Vector Arena) [c] MetOnTour.com and Metallica.com If you want to get more backstage videos, live performances and special tour news from Metallica, go to www.metontour.com for full length videos in better quality. Check out my Metallica Bootleg Collection! http

IMMOLATION(live in houston tx scout bar 2010)

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el toke de NILE,IMMOLATION AND KRISIUN..(scout bar)

Lordi NEW SONG – This is Heavy Metal – LIVE at Gods of Metal 2010

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Lordi playing “This is Heavy Metal” in Turin (26/6/10), a new song from the upcoming album “Babez From Breakfast”. This was the first time they played a song not yet released, we were really lucky 😉 I Lordi che suonano “This is Heavy Metal” a Torino (26/6/10), una nuova canzone tratta dall’album che uscirà prossimamente intitolato “Babez From Breakfast”. E’ stata la prima volta che la band ha suonato una canzone che ancora doveva essere rilasciata, possiamo ritenerci molto fortunati ad averla vista 😉
Video Rating: 4 / 5

Infernal Overdrive at O’Brien’s, Allston MA, Jan 16 2010

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Infernal Overdrive at O’Brien’s, Allston MA, Jan 16 2010
hard rock songs
Image by Chris Devers
Paraphrasing Infernal Overdrive’s Facebook page:

Genre
Heavy Rock

Members
Marc Schleicher– Lead Guitar and Vocals
Rich Miele– Lead Guitar and Backing Vocals
Mike Bennett– Lead Drums
• Keith Schleicher- Lead Bass Guitar

On the web
MySpace
Facebook
ReverbNation
SongKick
Last FM

Photos of their shows
O’Brien’s, Allston MA, 16 Jul 2011
Great Scott, Allston MA, 2 Apr 2011
O’Brien’s, Allston MA, 4 Sept 2010
O’Brien’s, Allston MA, 16 Jan 2010

Hometown
Red Bank, NJ

Record Label
Small Stone Records

About
Infernal Overdrive is a heavy rock and roll band formed in early 2008 when Marc Schleicher (fmr. Quintaine Americana [Wikipedia, MySpace, AllMusic], Cracktorch [MySpace], Antler, Liquor Tricks [MySpace]) of Allston , Mass. started jamming with Mike Bennett (fmr. Loud Earth [Reverb Nation, Facebook]) in Red Bank. Soon they got Rich Miele (fmr. Loud Earth [Reverb Nation, Facebook]) on board playing second lead guitar. During some of their early shows, Jake Metz (Godzero [MySpace]) joined the band on bass, but he was soon replaced by Keith Schleicher.

Their sound is a combination of their classic influences such as Led Zeppelin, Blue Cheer, Free, Grand Funk, Cactus, Deep Purple and Pink Floyd and newer heavy bands like Kyuss, Nebula, Soundgarden, STP, QOTSA and Monster Magnet.

Biography
Rumors abound that somewhere in the depths of New Jersey time stands still and it is always 1977. Trapped in this interstellar time warp, making electric amageddon is Infernal Overdrive. Fronted by the mysterious, oft reckless Marc Schleicher (Cracktorch [MySpace], Quintaine Americana [Wikipedia, MySpace, AllMusic], Antler) – a Boston native transplanted in time and space to this 4th dimension – summoned by the all-powerful duo of Mike Bennett and Rich Miele of Loud Earth [Reverb Nation, Facebook]. After a treacherous search to find his long lost brother, Keith Schleicher was sucked into the vortex to fulfill his destiny on bass guitar. They journey in the last of the V8 interceptors, proving themselves worthy of the Small Stone pedigree. Forces to be reckoned with on their own, as a group their wonder team powers activate to kick into Infernal Overdrive.

Armed with their wits, New Jersey dialect and a passion for surviving the likes of the Tall Man, flying orbs, giant sharks, the Turnbull AC’s and an occasional family of albino zombies, Infernal Overdrive will be coming to an area near you soon. Can you dig it?

Current Location
Red Bank, NJ

Artists We Also Like
Cortez, Maegashira, Monster Magnet, Roadsaw, Pigs, The Brought Low

Influences
Delta Blues, Led Zeppelin, Grand Funk Railroad, Soundgarden, Monster Magnet, Cactus, Deep Purple, Nebula, Pink Floyd, Cream, Mountain, Kyuss, James Gang and shit loads of other bands.

Reviews

Review by The Obelisk / Stoner Rock:

Infernal Overdrive Kick into Gear
With production by Andrew Schneider (Throttlerod, The Brought Low, Hackman) and mastering by Nick Zampiello at New Alliance East in Boston, there’s no doubt that New Jersey riff rockers Infernal Overdrive are going for that Small Stone Records sound. The four tracks that comprise their new self-titled EP fall in line with the kind of straightforward guitar-led rock the Detroit label has proffered for well over a decade now, and with a similar southern/classic ‘70s influence to New York’s The Brought Low, Infernal Overdrive seem remarkably conscious of what they’re doing sonically. More so than you might expect for a band just releasing their first EP.

The story goes that when guitarist/vocalist Marc Schleicher (ex-Cracktorch [MySpace], Antler) moved from Massachusetts to central New Jersey, he got hooked up with drummer Mike Bennett and guitarist/backing vocalist Rich Miele (both ex-Loud Earth [Reverb Nation, Facebook]). Keith Schleicher (relation assumed) was added on bass and Infernal Overdrive began rocking out early 2008. The EP was recorded over two days in February and four in April, and though that seems quick, none of the songs feels rushed or underdone. Schneider, who also shows up on extra backing vocals, makes his mark sound-wise in the tone of Schleicher and Miele’s guitars and Bennett’s snare sound, which has the same pop Schneider has become known for – not too bright, but able to cut through the mix and propel the songs forward. Some of Schleicher’s leads, as on EP closer “Motor,” feel a little too thought out, too structured where what I’d like to hear is a little bluesy ‘70s recklessness, but they get the job done nonetheless, and the vocals are never out of place.

Although the highway for which it’s named runs down through the whole East Coast, there’s no question that when Infernal Overdrive open the EP with “I-95,” they’re talking about Jersey. The song is a southern-hued guitar rocker that sets the tone well for the three tracks that follow with an ear toward rock traditionalism and, once again, like-minded Small Stone heavy-hitters Sasquatch, Dixie Witch, et al. It’s hard to argue with the approach when it works as well as it does on the speedy “The Edge,” which forgoes central Jersey’s reputation for heavy psychedelia in the style of Monster Magnet in favor of Halfway to Gone’s stripped-down take on rock. “Duel” slows down the pace somewhat but still keeps a mid?paced groove that makes use of some well?placed lead lines that start the song reminding me of Iron Maiden filtered through Nebula’s druggy haze. Only “Motor,” which devolves into an extended jam that brings the track to a total of just under 12 minutes, is longer, as the songs on Infernal Overdrive go in order from shortest to longest. Whether or not that’s on purpose on the part of the band, I don’t know – I’d imagine at least putting “Motor” last is – but I suppose it’s as good a method of organization as any.

There’s a short message from the Devil after “Motor” finishes up, and that’s the end of the EP. Infernal Overdrive are out relatively quick when you consider their first release is only 26 minutes and three of the four songs take up about 11 of it. No complaints though, as the four-piece know precisely how to get the most out of their sound and show exactly that on these tracks. It’s a hell of an investment to make with a self-released debut to hook up with the likes of Schneider and Zampiello, but Infernal Overdrive make the most of Schleicher and co.’s collected experience, and come off sounding confident and notably mature for a band who’s been together less than three years. It may not be changing the game, but Infernal Overdrive is definitely worth checking out for anyone who wants to hook into some solid and unpretentious heavy rock.

Review by Cutting Edge Rocks:
A couple years ago we reviewed a strong up-and-coming Jersey band Loud Earth [Reverb Nation, Facebook]. Well, it seems they dissolved and morphed into Infernal Overdrive. The new band is two parts Loud Earth [Reverb Nation, Facebook] (drummer Mike Bennett and guitarist/backing vocalist Rich Miele), one part Cracktorch [MySpace], Antler (guitarist/vocalist Marc Schleicher) and one part brother (bassist Keith Schleicher). Mike contacted me letting me know the band formed after Marc relocated from Boston and set up shop in Jersey. He sent along the EP for my listening pleasure. And a pleasure it is! The songs are baked in southern ‘70s hard rock with catchy riffs and plenty of power rumbling in the pipes. The info is sketchy but according the record’s liner notes, the four-song EP was recorded this year in Brooklyn, NY over five days (Feb 27, 28 & April 17, 18, 24, 25). Production was handled by Andrew Schneider (Throttlerod, The Brought Low, Hackman) with mastering by Nick Zampiello. Fans of our site will immediately make the Small Stone connection and that seems to be where the band are heading as the vibe is defiantly Detroit retro.

Take for instance “I-95” which opens the disc with a solid guitar wail and foot-stomping drum beat. Tambourine is added for flavor but the song bellows like fellow Boston-natives Roadsaw, mixing biker thunder with a Pat Travers/Leslie West riff-fest. Second track, “The Edge” is pure old school Nugent, including the repeat riff and frantic, almost MC5 delivery. Schleicher voice is ragged and ready to rock. The drums hammer and the bass drives laying down a solid bed for some sexy solo leads. “Duel” has more Fu Manchu in the groove. It’s mostly in the chorus, but the build in the verse is still very Scott Hill/Brant Bjork. The track also boasts our favorite solo – frayed, not over played and sparked with cosmic energy. “Motor” is a 13-minute stoner masterpiece. A heavy bottom end brings to mind Sabbath, Sasquatch and Mountain. The riff is clean but thick with a layered solo painting in all the little nuances – perfect for a psychedelic ride. The echo on the vocals adds to the songs dripping mysticism while the guitar is allowed to float, pierce and melt the brain. Yeah, it only four songs, but dude, sometime that’s all you need when they’re this good.

Review by Heavy Planet
I recently had a chance to hear some new material from thee guys and I’ll tell you right now, this is a band to be on the look out for. They’re going places. Their sound is straight up southern stoner rock. If I had to compare them, I’d say they’re a bit harder version of The Brought Low. Checkout the usual social media spots (links below) to hear what I’m talking about and keep up to date with all their happenings because you’ll certainly be hearing from them again.