97.1 The Eagle's (KEGL FM) BFDD 2014 concert will feature Five Finger Death Punch as the headliner, with a strong active rock line up including Steel Panther, Theory of a Deadman, Hellyeah, Killswitch Engage, Pop Evil, The Pretty Reckless, Tom Keifer of Cinderella, and Nothing More.
15.71 to 61.00
Five Finger Death Punch:
With gritty, gravely sounding guitar riffs and alternating clean / unclean vocals, Five Finger Death Punch is adding just the best elements of hardcore to their brutal metal sound. With two gold albums and five years of tour dates under their belt, Five Finger Death Punch is becoming one of the leading bands in the somewhat declining heavy metal scene. The band's combination of head banging riffs with classic metal ballads has become a bastion in a world dominated by countless indie bands and DJs. Fans can witness Five Finger Death Punch for themselves as they headline 2011 tour dates on the Share the Welt Tour this fall.
After rock band U.P.O. broke up in 2004, bassist Zoltan Bathory switched to guitar and formed Five Finger Death Punch with drummer Jeremy Spencer. In 2007, they released their debut album, The Way of the Fist, which was well received and even climbed up the Billboard 200. Immediately after, they played their first tour dates on the Family Values Tour and have remained friends with Korn to this day. Five Finger Death Punch's next album, War Is the Answer, shot up the Billboard charts 100 spots from their previous album and received great reviews from sources like allmusic.com and Kerrang!. The album greatly increased the band's following and has set the stage for a successful career.
As fans wait for the release of American Capitalist in October, they can catch Five Finger Death Punch on a number of tour dates in 2011. After a number of performances at various US tours in August and September, the boys will kick off their Share the Welt Tour 2011 on October 15. The tour will feature special guests All That Remains, Hatebreed, and Rev Theory and will conclude on October 29. Five Finger Death Punch's 2011 tour dates end on November 2, so buy your tickets soon.
Steel Panther is an American glam metal band from Los Angeles, California, mostly known for their profane and humorous lyrics as well as their exaggerated on-stage personae that parody the stereotypical view of lifestyle in the 1980s.
Theory of a Deadman:
Theory of a Deadman had a simple but daunting goal for its third album: to make the greatest record possible.
"I always try to remind the guys and myself that there are 20 bands lined up behind us just waiting for a chance to take our place," says frontman Tyler Connolly. "So that means we had to go in there and make a great record." With Scars & Souvenirs, the Vancouver trio has hit its mark.
The balanced 13-track effort is the polished and passionate testament to seven years of hard work, heavy touring and diligent attention to its craft. From the swirling grind of "By the Way" to the nasty snarl of "Crutch" to the soaring melodicism of "Not Meant to Be" and "Wait For Me," Scars & Souvenirs is a broad-reaching endeavor that puts Connolly, guitarist Dave Brenner and bassist Dean Back high in the rock pantheon, achieving creative growth without sacrificing the hard-hitting power that got them here in the first place.
The Pretty Reckless:
Taylor Momsen, best known for her role as Jenny Humphrey on the CW's hit show "Gossip Girl" has decided to share her musical talents with the world.
Influences being rock/grunge bands (such as The Runaways, Hole, and Soundgarden) Momsen recruited her own band, wrote and recorded all the songs, and formed what we now know as The Pretty Reckless.
Watching her perform just one song is quite notably outstanding; so very comparable to Cherrie Currie or Courtney Love, you wouldn't believe the girl's only going into her junior year in high school.
Killswitch Engage tour dates and concert performances have made them metalcore's most riotous and sought after band. They are currently working on their upcoming fifth album and will tour throughout 2011 to support the effort. Don't miss a date on the Killswitch Engage concert schedule 2011; Use Eventful for Killswitch Engage tour dates when they become available.
Killswitch Engage formed with the dissolution of heavy metal bands, Aftershock and Overcast, in the late '90s. Mike D'Antonio and Adam Dutkiewicz left their respective bands and recruited Joel Stroezel and Jesse Leach and conceived Killswitch. The name was taken from an episode of the sci-fi cult classic series X-Files. They recorded a demo in 1999 and toured in hopes of finding a recording contract. They released their self-titled debut through indie label Ferret Records. While the album didn't chart, it did catch the attention of A&R execs from Roadrunner Records who signed the band. They released their sophomore set, Just Breathing, in 2001 and managed to score a #37 berth on the Billboard Heatseekers chart.
Killswitch Engage tour dates took them around the country fueling their rising profile. In 2002, Killswitch Engage tour dates were booked on the Road Rage Tour in the UK and The Netherlands with 36 Crazyfists and they continued to schedule concerts throughout 2003 before returning to the studio. They released The End of Heartache in 2004 and suddenly had a hit album on their hands. The disc debuted at #21 on the Billboard 200 and went on to receive a Gold certification. Rolling Stone magazine hailed the record as a "stunning collection" and praised the album's ferocious guitar riffs. Their single "The End of Heartache" was featured in the film Resident Evil: Apocalypse and was nominated for a Grammy for Best Metal Performance in 2004. Killswitch Engage tour dates were booked at the Reading and Leeds Festival in 2006 and throughout Australia.
They released the follow-up, As Daylight Dies, in 2006 which peaked at #32 on the album charts. Their cover of Dio's '80s rock hit, "Holy Diver", became the biggest single of their career and scored them another Gold record. Killswitch Engage tour dates were booked on the No Fear Tour throughout 2007 and they entered the studio to record their most recent album. The self-titled record was released in 2009 and became their first top ten album when it debuted at #7 on the charts. They then signed on to tour along the Mayhem Festival with Marilyn Manson and Slayer that year. In 2010, Killswitch Engage tour dates were scheduled at the Download Festival. Currently, the band is working on new material for their sixth album. With a decade in the business, Killswitch Engage has provided us with the most ruthless and hard hitting metal out there. Don't miss a date on the Killswitch Engage tour schedule. Use Eventful as your source for Killswitch Engage tour dates and concert schedule information as they become available.
It can be said that the role of an artist is to absorb the beauty, destruction and love of what surrounds them, and to portray it as best they feel to an audience. And it is well understood that the life of an artist can be full of professional hardship, such as public humiliation and financial ruin. But from time to time a group of these brazen and unique individuals will get together and decide that their lives are best served by total commitment to each other and their craft, and you have what we call a band.
There exists a band that has welcomed every threat to the collapse of their artistry, internalized it, and decided that no matter what, they will change how people listen to music and experience the celebration of hearing it live. That band is Nothing More. When the cosmos told them “you can’t tour” and burned down their RV, Nothing More gutted the thing and used it for another year with no A/C or heat and a melted couch. When left at an artistic and professional crossroads void of a lead singer, their drummer stepped up to take the vocal operation to a new level. When the rain left them stuck in the mud at 4 a.m. on Christmas Eve morning, they dug themselves out with their bare hands. When the country’s economy collapsed, they began processing their own bio fuel and producing their own records. And when MTV bastardizes the whole idea of music and what it means to be in a band, they stand with integrity and trash can in hand to show the world a new level of commitment to love and showmanship.
So, if you are in search of the status quo, please tune your radio to any station on the dial. But… If you are looking for a group that gets out of the van with dirt under their finger nails, sweat on their brow and an ache in their back from carrying the music industry into a liberating revolution, then please tune into Nothing More.
Frontman for the hard Rock Band Cinderella. Influences - The Stones, Aerosmith, ACDC, Humble Pie, Janis Joplin, Skynyrd and the blues to name a few. Currrent project- a hard rock solo CD scheduled for a 2006 release. Sounds to follow soon.
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Wish you could “Frankenstein” all of your favorite bands together? Well, that’s just what the bandmates of Hellyeah decided to do. This American heavy metal supergroup draws its members from legendary bands such as Pantera (drummer Vinnie Paul), Damageplan (Vinnie Paul and bassist Bob Zilla), Mudvayne (vocalist Chad Gray and guitarist Greg Tribbett), Nothingface (guitarist Tom Maxwell), and Rebel Meets Rebel (Vinnie Paul).
Originating from discussions on the Tattoo the Earth tour in 2001, the formation of the supergroup was delayed due to scheduling conflicts with the original bands. However, the group recorded its first album in 2006, and released their debut, Hellyeah, the following year with Epic Records. The album reached #9 on the Billboard 200 album charts with sales of just under 45,000 copies. Their 2010 album, Stampede, was similarly received, reaching #8 on the Billboard 200.
The group recently released their third album, Band of Brothers, and working through their short but intense tour through the US and Canada. Want Hellyeah to visit your home city? Make sure to demand them and let them know where to visit next time around.