One hour with Twisted Sister’s Dee Snyder

When he appeared at the 2012 Graspop Metal Meeting in Belgium, Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider took time out to talk with Toazted. Often noted for his ability to express opinions and never short of chat, the resulting interview spanned an entire hour, which you can now view below.

2012 has been a busy year for Snider. Between live performances, he’s released a solo record ‘Dee Does Broadway’ (a record of Broadway songs interpreted in a hard rock format) and an autobiography ‘Shut Up and Give Me The Mic’.

Frank Turner’s Mongol Horde: debut show – The Wheelbarrow, Camden, London

Early in 2012, folk-punk troubadour Frank Turner announced he would be embarking on a new project which returned to the hardcore roots of Million Dead.

In August 2012, the first clip of that new band, Mongol Horde, appeared online, capturing the musicians live in their rehearsal space.

At the end of the month, Mongol Horde played well-received sets at the Reading and Leeds festivals. Prior to those well publicised appearances, the band made their public debut at The Wheelbarrow in Camden, supported by an enthusiastic and very intimate crowd. That performance can now be viewed below.

Agnostic Front confirm European dates for 2013

Agnostic Front have confirmed a short run of European dates for early 2013.

The tour – which also features hardcore band Hatebreed – takes in various German dates, plus shows in Belgium, The Netherlands and France next January. The dates can be seen below. It is not known at this time whether Agnostic Front will visit the UK as part of their European trek.

January 10, 2013 Wiesbaden, Germany Schlachthof
January 11, 2013 Lint, Belgium Eurocam Media Center
January 12, 2013 Oberhausen, Germany Turbinenhalle
January 13, 2013 Paris, France Bataclan
January 14, 2013 Saarbrücken, Germany Garage
January 15, 2013 Berlin, Germany Astra
January 16, 2013 Hamburg, Germany Docks
January 17, 2013 Stuttgart, Germany Schleyerhalle
January 18, 2013 Lichtenfels, Germany Stadthalle
January 19, 2013 Dresden, Germany Event Werk
January 20, 2013 Tilburg, Netherlands O13

Dropkick Murphys complete new album

US punks Dropkick Murphys have completed their new album, according to a statement posted on the band’s Facebook page this week. Although they’ve yet to announce its name or confirm a tracklisting, the album is expected to drop at some point this autumn.

To promote the release, the hard working band have confirmed a huge string of US live dates, as detailed below. It is not yet known whether the band will visit Europe.

September 14, 2012 Buffalo, NY Outer Harbor
September 15, 2012 Chicago, IL Riot Fest
September 16, 2012 Dayton, OH WXEG XFest 2012
September 18, 2012 Detroit, MI Fillmore
September 19, 2012 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
September 20, 2012 Utica, NY Saranac Brewery
September 21, 2012 Boston, MA Bank of America Pavilion
October 29, 2012 Grand Rapids, MI Orbit Room
October 31, 2012 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
November 1, 2012 Omaha, NE Sokol Auditorium
November 2, 2012 Des Moines, IA Val Air Ballroom
November 3, 2012 Fargo, ND The Venue
November 5, 2012 Billings, MT Shrine Auditorium
November 6, 2012 Missoula, MT The Wilma
November 7, 2012 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory Concert House
November 9, 2012 Eugene, OR McDonald Theatre
November 11, 2012 Chico, CA Theater
November 12, 2012 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory
November 13, 2012 Flagstaff, AZ The Orpheum Theater
November 15, 2012 Kansas City, MO Uptown Theatre
November 16, 2012 Urbana, IL Canopy Club

Korn: New video interview with Munky

Long-serving Korn guitarist James ‘Munky’ Shaffer gave a lengthy video interview with Travels In Rock Music webzine prior to Korn’s August 23rd appearance in St Petersburg, Russia, which can now be seen below.

Korn are currently on the road, still promoting their 2011 dubstep influenced release ‘The Path of Totality’. Only a handful of dates remain before the tour concludes in September:

Wed, Aug 29, 2012 Stereoplaza, Kyiv, Russia
Fri, Aug 31, 2012 Riga Arena, Riga, Latvia
Wed, Sep 5, 2012 Leisure Valley Gurgaon, Delhi, India
Fri, Sep 7, 2012 MMRDA, Mumbai, India
Sun, Sep 9, 2012 Clarks Exotica, Bengaluru, India

You can also watch a 2012 interview with Jonathan Davis here.