Queensryche to perform ‘Rage For Order’ in its entirity

To celebrate its twenty-fifth anniversary, legendary prog-metallers Queensryche are to perform their ‘Rage For Order’ album in its entirity at a special gig.

The show – to be held at New York’s Highline Ballroom on October 31st – will mark the first time the band has ever played the album in such a way. The remainder of the set is said to be filled with other favourites from the band’s catalogue.

Said frontman Geoff Tate: “‘Rage For Order’ was only our second full studio album and it’s hard to believe it’s been 25 years. We plan to let the good times roll on Monday night and hope you come join us in the Big Apple for what we promise to be a memorable show.

Watch a couple of rare bootleg clips from the original ‘Rage For Order’ below:

AC/DC frontman to make US appearances

To promote his book ‘Rockers ‘n’ Rollers: A Full Throttle Memoir’, AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson is to embark on a spoken word tour of the US next February.

You can catch Johnson telling anecdotes at the following venues:

Feb. 07 – Knoxville, TN @ Bijou Theatre
Feb. 08 – Atlanta. GA @ Center Stage Theatre
Feb. 10 – Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre
Feb. 11 – Richmond, VA @ The National
Feb. 13 – Glenside, PA @ Keswick Theatre
Feb. 15 – Millvale, PA @ Small’s Funhouse
Feb. 16 – Covington, KY @ Small’s Funhouse
Feb. 18 – Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room at ONC
Feb. 21 – Madison, WI @ Overture Center
Feb. 22 – Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theater

New Tesseract video now online

UK progressive/math metal band Tesseract have released a new video for ‘Eden’.

The original version of the track was featured on the band’s debut album ‘One’, but there have been changes in the Tesseract camp since the album’s release. To celebrate the arrival of new vocalist Elliot Coleman, the band have re-recorded the track and shot a video with director Ganesh Rao.

The video can be seen below.

Senser to release hip-hop covers EP

UK rock/metal/rap crossover artists Senser are to release a covers EP in November.

The band – who gained a huge cult following in the 90s – are releasing the EP as a prequel to their upcoming fifth full-length album.

The ‘Biting Rhymes’ EP will be available from November 27th and features the following tracks (original artists in parenthesis):
1 – Dont Believe The Hype (Public Enemy)
2 – Follow The Leader (Eric B and Rakim)
3 – Mama Said Knock You Out (LL Cool J)
4 – Channel Zero (Public Enemy feat. Slayer)
5 – Looking Down The Barrel Of A Gun (The Beastie Boys)

As a taster you can also stream Senser’s cover of Public Enemy’s ‘She Watch Channel Zero’ by clicking here!

The band are also playing various live dates throughout November:

11th – Scream Lounge, Croydon, UK
12th – Joiners, Southampton, UK (Support – Idiom)
13th – The Fleece, Bristol, UK (Support – Cars On Fire, Rock In Your Pocket)
14th – Cavern, Exeter, UK (Support – Idiom)
15th – The Haunt, Brighton, UK (Support – Idiom, Floors & Walls )
16th – Purple Turtle, London, UK (Support – The Painted Smiles , The Spindle Sect)
17th – Kasbah, Coventry, UK.
18th – The Well, Leeds, UK (Support – Idiom)
19th – Moho, Manchester, UK (Support – Idiom)

35th anniversary edition of Aerosmith’s ‘Rocks’ due to be released in Japan

To celebrate three and a half decades of Aerosmith’s ‘Rocks’ (the band’s fourth release from 1976), a super deluxe edition of the album is to be issued in Japan in November.

Coinciding with the Japanese leg of Aerosmith’s current tour, the release (available in stores from November 23rd) includes the following items (all housed in a clear plastic case):

* “Rocks” Japan-edition CD (jewel case with a replica of a golden spine onsert for Japanese LP sleeve)
* The first Japan tour program replica (28 pages)
* The first Japan tour poster replica (Nippon Budokan version)
* The first Japan tour ticket replica (from the first show at Gunma Sport Center)
* Japanese 7″ singles’ artwork replicas (“Home Tonight” / “Back In The Saddle” / “Last Child”)
* Four postcards of photos from the “Rocks” era