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STONE SOUR has made the five song “Meanwhile In Burbank…” EP featuring covers from Alice In Chains, Judas Priest, KISS, Black Sabbath, and Metallica available for streaming here. The EP was recorded live at Room 237 in Burbank, California, and was originally released April 18 only on vinyl at select record stores.
“Meanwhile In Burbank…“ track listing:
1. We Die Young (ALICE IN CHAINS cover)
2. Heading Out To The Highway (JUDAS PRIEST cover)
3. Love Gun (KISS cover)
4. Creeping Death (METALLICA cover)
5. Children Of The Grave (BLACK SABBATH cover)
The band will release two more EP’s of cover songs titled “Straight Out Of Burbank” and “No Sleep ‘Till Burbank” according to vocalist Corey Taylor. Each will include five tracks including covers of Rage Against The Machine, Motley Crue, Bad Brains, and Violent Femmes songs.
Chicago rockers SOiL will embark on a third leg of touring for their newest album “Whole“. This trek takes them across the UK and Europe during May/June in support of the recently reunited Coal Chamber. It then brings them back through the United States in June/July alongside Powerman 5000. See details below.
In June, SOiL will continue touring in support of Coal Chamber alongside American Head Charge In Europe on the following dates:
01.06.15 NL – Amsterdam / Melkweg Max
02.06.15 LUX – Luxembourg / Kulturfabrik
03.06.15 BE – Antwerp / Trix
04.06.15 DE – Wiesbaden / Schlachthof
07.06.15 AT – Vienna / Vienna Rocks
As June begins to wind down, SOiL then makes their way back to the United States to join Powerman 5000 & 3 Years Hollow. Click on image for cities/venues near you…
All upcoming dates can be found at:
By: Brooke Edgewater
Soul Element was released in December of 2006, then re-released in 2008 through a distribution contract that put the album on shelves at Best Buy, Hot topic and other franchises. Their second album, in 2010, ‘The Point of No Return’ was released independently that summer. The first single off the sophomore album, Keep Digging, is provides a more upbeat groove with a driving hook.” The bands third album, Damage The Memory, would once again mesmerize their fan base and more with the heavy, harmoniously haunting melodies that has become their trademark. Jimmy Miller (Vocals), Mike Mexas (Guitar), Hector Porras (Bass) and Fernando Cruz (Drums) have been described as a “Houston based four-piece rock quartet” ever since.
By: Donnie Hardin
Q) At what age did you feel inspired to want to join a band of your own? Going into this era of your life, who was your #1 inspiration to do so?
Q) Describe the first time you got together with other people to try to jam as a band? What was it like?
It was invigorating as soon as we were done jamming. I wanted to do it all over again! I was hooked and there was no turning back. It was a relaxing feeling being completely open with close friends and no one judging you for who you are. It sounded like crap I’m sure but what we were hearing was the chance to get better at our instruments and sharing in this desire.
Q) At age 15 you joined the band ‘Outface’ as the singer. You were previously a roadie, how did you secure the vocal position?
Q) In 1997 you tried out for metal legends Sepultura over the course of a two-week period. Explain what this time period was like, how confident were you during the actual audition process?
Q) You were eventually named the lead vocalist of Sepultura, a band that was very established and HUGE at the time, once it was made official to name you as vocalist, how excited were you? Was there a lot of pressure knowing that you had to replace Max Cavalera, who Sepultura fans were extremely loyal to?
Q) What are some of the most memorable moments of your career? (People you’ve met, shared the stage with, etc.)
Q) You are currently on tour with Sepultura, is the band currently working on material for a new album? What can we look forward to from Sepultura, are there any other projects separate from the band you would like to discuss?
From the The Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Georgia State Patrol Cpl. Scott Smith said the driver of the 15-passenger van “apparently fell asleep and allowed the vehicle to leave the roadway, at which time the vehicle struck a tree on the passenger side.”
Three of the van’s 12 occupants were ejected, Smith said.
He said there were three fatalities on the scene. Eight other people were taken to local hospitals, three in critical condition.
The van was traveling from a show last night in Spartansburg, South Carolina, about 175 miles away. They were on their way to play The Basement in Atlanta, GA tonight, which has now been cancelled. The tour, which began on Friday, was to have wrapped up tonight. The names of the deceased have not yet been released.
Q) Tell us about Corey Sturgill as a child, growing up and discovering music. What’s the first thing you remember hearing that gave you that rush?
I had a Walkman cassette player, and my dad had a copy of the Sevendust album ‘Home‘, I listened to it constantly...the heavy guitars and awesome drums. I STILL listen to that record!
Q) When did you get your first set of drums (or other instrument)? Explain how it felt, what kind of drums were they, what color, etc? Those very first moment of realizing you had your very own kit, who was your idol?
Q) Eventually you ran into some other kids and they found out you were a drummer, (the hardest member in a band to find IMO), and of course, you guys set up your first ever jam session of you life with other people. How old were you? Who were they? What did you guys attempt to play? How did it feel to have that feeling of ‘Yeah! I’m in a band!”?
Right away I started a band with with my buddy Jayson Johnson, still my homie til this day. He played guitar and recorded our first song on a tape recorder. We were so pumped! Our band was called L.E.D., and I don’t think it stood for anything. lol
I grew up playing in church and playing in my youth group and stuff like that.. But my first REAL show was with a band called Primal Dust. My dad was the singer and guitar player. It was at Bulldog Cafe (Fairdale, Kentucky). It went very well. I wasn’t really nervous cause there was only twenty people there lol, plus I played at church in front of a bunch of people on a regular basis so i wasn’t very nervous. I’m usually good under pressure
Q) Tell us when playing in a band became REAL. When the focused and serious musicianship really took over you and the band you were playing with. Who was the band, etc.?
Playing in Johari brought a whole other side to being in a band. good musicians and business minded. made me realize how hard it can be. My goal was always to keep pushing my limits as a drummer, strive to be the best (knowing that I’m not) but I’m always trying to learn more about the drums. A lot of musicians reach a point where they are comfortable and stop learning, I never Wanna stop!
Started drumming at eight-years-old, got my kit at age ten. I was so in love with drums!! I remember I asked my dad one day when i was like eleven, “How do you become a professional drummer?” he said, “Learn as much as you can and be really good!“, so I learned by ear for a long time and when i was fifteen-years-old, I wanted to take lessons because I wasn’t learning anything on my own.
I took jazz lessons because I always heard it was the hardest, then I began playing in church and other random projects. Jay Daunt (Flaw, guitarist) happened to see me play one time and liked my style. So when they began looking for a new drummer I was the first person he hit up. I’m honored and can’t wait to show everyone what i can do. Johari is a metalcore band here in Louisville, still active and about to release an awesome new record! We (Johari) have a drummer who fills in when i can’t play shows. Great music and great guys!
Q) Lastly, tell us what kind of kit you play, cymbals, etc. How many pairs of sticks do you foresee blasting through during the REAWAKENING TOUR?