Loudwire is an American online magazine that covers hard rock and heavy metal music. It is owned by entertainment business Townsquare Media. Since its launch in August 2011, Loudwire has secured exclusive interviews with Ozzy Osbourne, Judas Priest, Guns N' Roses, Megadeth, Mötley Crüe, Suicidal Tendencies and many others. Loudwire has exclusively premiered new material from Judas Priest, Jane's Addiction, Stone Sour, Phil Anselmo and many more of rock and metal's biggest acts; every year Loudwire holds the Loudwire Music Awards, where visitors of the site vote in polls of various categories. Chad Childers Graham Hartmann Joe DiVita Toni Gonzalez Jon Wiederhorn Official website
Jasen Rauch is an American guitarist and record producer, best known as the former lead guitarist of alternative rock band Red and current lead guitarist of Breaking Benjamin. Rauch is well-known as the producer for Korn guitarist Brian Welch's solo project and Death. According to Welch, Rauch "has a great track record for recording, producing and being in a band", credits him as an inspiration for his returning to music. Before joining Breaking Benjamin in late 2014, Rauch co-wrote several songs on their 2009 Dear Agony album, including "I Will Not Bow" and "Lights Out". Rauch is a writer for Razor & Tie Music Publishing. Rauch has worked with acts such as Pillar, Kerrie Roberts, Stars Go Dim, Fireflight, 12 Stones, The Wedding, Disciple. Spoken frontman Matt Baird expressed Rauch as a "vital part in what'Illusion' is and where Spoken is right now", crediting him as "an amazing producer." Rauch worked with producer Rob Graves in scoring the film Into the Darkness. Rauch has two children, he resides in Tennessee.
Rauch is a Christian. His wife delivered their third child stillborn in December 2016. With Breaking Benjamin Dark Before Dawn Ember With Red End of Silence Innocence & Instinct Until We Have Faces
Korn is an American nu metal band from Bakersfield, formed in 1993. The band is notable for bringing it into the mainstream. Formed in 1993 by three members of the band L. A. P. D. Korn's current lineup features founding members James "Munky" Shaffer, Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu, Brian "Head" Welch, Jonathan Davis, with the addition of Ray Luzier in 2007, replacing the band's first drummer, David Silveria. Korn made a demo tape, Neidermayer's Mind, in 1993, distributed free to record companies and on request to members of the public, their debut album, was released in 1994, followed by Life Is Peachy in 1996. The band first experienced mainstream success with Follow the Leader and Issues, both of which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200; the band's mainstream success continued with Untouchables, Take a Look in the Mirror and See You on the Other Side. A compilation album, Greatest Hits Vol. 1, was released in 2004, spanning a decade of singles and concluding the band's recording contract with Immortal Records and Epic Records.
They signed to Virgin Records, releasing See You on the Other Side in 2005, an untitled album in 2007. Korn's other recent albums, Korn III: Remember Who You Are and The Path of Totality, were released via Roadrunner Records, The Paradigm Shift being released via Prospect Park and Caroline Records, their latest album, The Serenity of Suffering, was released on October 21, 2016. As of 2012, Korn had sold more than 35 million copies worldwide. Twelve of the band's official releases have peaked in the top ten of the Billboard 200, eight of which have peaked in the top five. Seven official releases are certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America, two are certified double platinum, one is certified triple platinum, one is certified five times platinum and two are certified Gold. Korn has released seven video albums and thirty-nine music videos; the band has released forty-one singles. Korn has earned two Grammy Awards out of eight nominations and two MTV Video Music Awards out of eleven nominations.
Before Korn was formed, three of the original members of the band were associated with the band L. A. P. D. – James Shaffer, Reginald Arvizu, David Silveria. Consisting of Richard Morrill, James Shaffer, Reginald Arvizu, David Silveria joined when he was 16; when the band moved from Bakersfield, California to Los Angeles, Silveria dropped out of high school and Shaffer stayed in Bakersfield. When Shaffer reunited with the band, they found a manager and released an EP entitled Love and Peace Dude in 1989 through Triple X Records. L. A. P. D. Released their first full-length studio album on May 3, 1991 which consisted of eleven tracks; the album was entitled. After releasing two albums, L. A. P. D. Broke up, they were briefly known as Creep, recording a demo with a singer named Corey until Shaffer and Silveria enlisted Brian Welch and Jonathan Davis to form the band that went on to become Korn. When thinking of a band name, someone suggested "corn", but the band rejected that name, so Shaffer had the idea to spell the name with both a "K" instead of a "C", a backwards "R", so the band's name would appear as "KoЯn".
It may not be related to Korn Ferry, the management consulting firm. The idea of using a backwards "R" came from the logo of toy retailer Toys R Us, for which many of the band members had worked; the logo was designed by vocalist Jonathan Davis. Silveria explained, "the music makes the name, but once we get established, it makes the name cool."Korn rented a studio from Jeff Creath, called Underground Chicken Sound, in Huntington Beach, California. While they were recording at Underground Chicken Sound, a crowd had been loitering outside the studio; the band began playing a prelude to a song, "Clown", resulting in a larger crowd gathering. Arvizu said the crowd gathered because it sounded so "different." Korn started performing at gigs in the summer of 1993, with members saying that touring was a "pain-in-the-ass." While in Huntington Beach, the band was spotted by Immortal Records A&R employee Paul Pontius. Pontius would describe Korn's sound as "the new genre of rock." In 1993, Korn released Neidermayer's Mind.
The album had limited printing, was not well received by critics or the public. It was released to record companies and to people who filled out a flyer given out at gigs they played for free with Biohazard and House of Pain. With this demo, Korn pioneered the nu metal sound and rhythm. By May 1994, Korn began recording their debut album with Ross Robinson, it was finished recording by the end of June 1994. On October 11, 1994, Korn released a self–titled album through Immortal Records, an Epic imprint label, which peaked at number one on the Heatseekers Albums chart, would reach number seventy-two on the Billboard 200 in February 1996; the album received positive reviews by critics, it is said to have established the new wave of metal. As well as sparking the nu metal genre, the album started record producer Ross Robinson's music career, it influenced other bands, such as Slipknot, Coal Chamber and Limp Bizkit. After Korn finished recording the album, they began touring with House of Pain, their record company gave them enough money for their own tour bus.
Korn's first gig was in Atlanta. About halfway through the tour, the tour bus that their record company gave them stopped working, Korn had to find a new one, their first tour was not successful in promoting the
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of Arizona, with 1,626,000 people. It is the fifth most populous city in the United States, the most populous American state capital, the only state capital with a population of more than one million residents. Phoenix is the anchor of the Phoenix metropolitan area known as the Valley of the Sun, which in turn is part of the Salt River Valley; the metropolitan area is the 11th largest by population in the United States, with 4.73 million people as of 2017. Phoenix is the seat of Maricopa County and the largest city in the state at 517.9 square miles, more than twice the size of Tucson and one of the largest cities in the United States. Phoenix was settled in 1867 as an agricultural community near the confluence of the Salt and Gila Rivers and was incorporated as a city in 1881, it became the capital of Arizona Territory in 1889. It has a hot desert climate. Despite this, its canal system led to a thriving farming community with the original settler's crops remaining important parts of the Phoenix economy for decades, such as alfalfa, cotton and hay.
Cotton, citrus and copper were known locally as the "Five C's" anchoring Phoenix's economy. These remained the driving forces of the city until after World War II, when high-tech companies began to move into the valley and air conditioning made Phoenix's hot summers more bearable; the city averaged a four percent annual population growth rate over a 40-year period from the mid-1960s to the mid-2000s. This growth rate slowed during the Great Recession of 2007–09, has rebounded slowly. Phoenix is the cultural center of the state of Arizona; the Hohokam people occupied the Phoenix area for 2,000 years. They created 135 miles of irrigation canals, making the desert land arable, paths of these canals were used for the Arizona Canal, Central Arizona Project Canal, the Hayden-Rhodes Aqueduct, they carried out extensive trade with the nearby Ancient Puebloans and Sinagua, as well as with the more distant Mesoamerican civilizations. It is believed that periods of drought and severe floods between 1300 and 1450 led to the Hohokam civilization's abandonment of the area.
After the departure of the Hohokam, groups of Akimel O'odham, Tohono O'odham, Maricopa tribes began to use the area, as well as segments of the Yavapai and Apache. The O'odham were offshoots of the Sobaipuri tribe, who in turn were thought to be the descendants of the Hohokam; the Akimel O'odham were the major group in the area and lived in small villages, with well-defined irrigation systems that spread over the entire Gila River Valley, from Florence in the east to the Estrellas in the west. Their crops included corn and squash for food, while cotton and tobacco were cultivated, they banded together with the Maricopa for protection against incursions by the Yuma and Apache tribes. The Maricopa are part of the larger Yuma people; the Tohono O'odham lived in the region, as well, but their main concentration was to the south and stretched all the way to the Mexican border. The O'odham lived in small settlements as seasonal farmers who took advantage of the rains, rather than the large-scale irrigation of the Akimel.
They grew crops such as sweet corn, tapery beans, lentils, sugar cane, melons, as well as taking advantage of native plants such as saguaro fruits, cholla buds, mesquite tree beans, mesquite candy. They hunted local game such as deer and javelina for meat; the Mexican–American War ended in 1848, Mexico ceded its northern zone to the United States, residents of that region became U. S. citizens. The Phoenix area became part of the New Mexico Territory. In 1863, the mining town of Wickenburg was the first to be established in Maricopa County, to the northwest of Phoenix. Maricopa County had not yet been incorporated; the Army created Fort McDowell on the Verde River in 1865 to forestall Indian uprisings. The fort established a camp on the south side of the Salt River by 1866, the first settlement in the valley after the decline of the Hohokam. Other nearby settlements merged to become the city of Tempe; the history of the city of Phoenix begins with Jack Swilling, a Confederate veteran of the Civil War.
He saw a potential for farming. He formed a small community that same year about four miles east of the city. Lord Darrell Duppa was one of the original settlers in Swilling's party, he suggested the name "Phoenix", as it described a city born from the ruins of a former civilization; the Board of Supervisors in Yavapai County recognized the new town on May 4, 1868, the first post office was established the following month with Swilling as the postmaster. On February 12, 1871, the territorial legislature created Maricopa County by dividing Yavapai County; the first election for county office was held in 1871. He ran unopposed; the town grew during the 1870s, President Ulysses S. Grant issued a land patent for the site of Phoenix on April 10, 1874. By 1875, the town had a telegraph office
Between Here & Lost
Between Here & Lost is the debut album by the Christian metal band Love and Death. It was released January 2013 through Tooth & Nail Records. An album was announced to be in progress with the official re-branding announcement of Welch's solo project in February 2012; the album's release was preceded by the EP Chemicals, which featured three songs from the forthcoming album, as well as two remixes. The band continued to record and tour throughout 2012, in September they announced the release date for the album to be November 20. Shortly before the release date announcement, Welch stated that the band had just signed a deal with Tooth & Nail Records and EMI to release the album. Shortly before the release date, the label pushed the release back to January 22, 2013. According to Welch, "this record was birthed from trials, pain, anxiety and drama. However, we came out on top and the end result is a real, raw & honest record." The band revealed they would be touring in 2013 to support the album. An expanded edition will feature three bonus tracks.
All music composed by Brian "Head" Welch and Love and Death
Whitesnake are a hard rock band formed in England in 1978 by David Coverdale, after his departure from his previous band Deep Purple. Their early material has been compared by critics to the blues rock of Deep Purple, but they began moving toward a more commercially accessible rock style. By the turn of the decade, the band's commercial fortunes changed and they released a string of UK top 10 albums, Ready an' Willing, Come an' Get It, Saints & Sinners and Slide It In, the last of, their first to chart in the US and is certified 2x platinum; the band's 1987 self-titled album was their most commercially successful worldwide, contained two major US hits, "Here I Go Again" and "Is This Love", reaching number one and two on the Billboard Hot 100. The album went 8 times platinum in the US, the band's success saw them nominated for the 1988 Brit Award for Best British Group. Slip of the Tongue was a success, reaching the top 10 in the UK and the US, received a platinum US certification; the band split up shortly after this release, but had a reunion in 1994, released a one-off studio album, Restless Heart.
Whitesnake reformed in 2002 and have been touring together since, releasing three albums, Good to Be Bad and The Purple Album. In 2005, Whitesnake were named the 85th greatest hard rock band of all time by VH1. David Coverdale founded Whitesnake in 1978 in Middlesbrough, north-east England; the core line-up had been working as his backing band The White Snake Band on the White Snake album tour and they retained the title before being known as Whitesnake. They toured with Coverdale as his support band and for both of the solo albums he released, White Snake and Northwinds, between exiting Deep Purple and founding Whitesnake. At this time, the band was made up of David Coverdale, Bernie Marsden, Micky Moody, Neil Murray and drummer David "Duck" Dowle with keyboardist Brian Johnston. Johnston would soon be replaced by Procol Harum organ player and keyboardist Pete Solley; because of Solley's producing commitments he was replaced by the former Deep Purple keyboard player Jon Lord, during sessions for the first LP.
Whitesnake recorded the EP Snakebite, released in 1978 and included a cover of a Bobby "Blue" Bland song "Ain't No Love in the Heart of the City", their first hit song proving the new wave of British heavy metal could have a chart hit. The EP had some success in the UK and subsequent reissues of this EP included four bonus tracks from Coverdale's second solo album Northwinds produced by Roger Glover. A blues rock debut album Trouble was released in the autumn of 1978 and peaked at No. 50 in the UK album charts. Whitesnake toured Europe to promote the album and their first live album Live at Hammersmith was recorded on this tour and released in Japan in 1979. Tracks from the EP Snakebite were included in a reissue of the album Trouble in 2006. Whitesnake released Lovehunter in 1979, which courted controversy due to its risqué album cover by artist Chris Achilleos, which contained an illustration of a naked woman straddling a coiled snake; the album made the UK Top 30 and contained the minor hit "Long Way from Home", which reached No. 55 in the single charts.
Shortly after that, drummer Ian Paice replaced David Dowle. Giving Whitesnake three ex-Deep Purple members; the new line-up recorded the 1980 release Ready an' Willing, a breakthrough hit for the band, reaching the UK Top 10 and becoming their first entry into the U. S. Top 100; the single "Fool for Your Loving", which the band wrote for B. B. King, made No. 13 in the UK single charts and No. 53 in the US, the title track hit No. 43 in the UK charts. The Ready an' Willing tour included the Saturday night headline appearance at the 1980 Reading Festival, the highlights of which were broadcast by BBC Radio 1 in the UK. While still unknown in the US, the modest success of Ready an' Willing helped Whitesnake increase awareness there as an opening act for established bands such as Jethro Tull and AC/DC; the band released Live... In the Heart of the City, which contained recordings made in 1978 and 1980 at the Hammersmith Odeon in London, achieved a No. 5 ranking in the UK album charts. In 1981 the band recorded the album Come an' Get It, which climbed to No. 2 in the UK album charts and produced the Top 20 hit "Don't Break My Heart Again" and the Top 40 hit "Would I Lie to You".
During 1982 Coverdale took time off to look after his sick daughter and decided to put Whitesnake on hold. When David Coverdale returned to music, he reformed the band, after the recording of the album Saints & Sinners replaced Bernie Marsden, Ian Paice, bass player Neil Murray with Mel Galley from Trapeze, bassist Colin Hodgkinson, Cozy Powell as the new drummer. Saints & Sinners was another Top 10 UK album and contained the hit "Here I Go Again", with Malcolm Birch from Chesterfield-based band Pegasus on keyboards; the new lineup toured in 1982–83 and headlined the Monsters of Rock Festival at Castle Donington UK in August 1983, the single "Guilty of Love" reached No. 31 in the UK singles chart. In late 1983, the band recorded Slide It In, released in Europe in early 1984, it was the band's fourth top 10 album in their native UK, peaking at number 9. At this time, the band secured a major US deal with the Geffen label. Slide It In drew mixed reviews, the negatives focusing on its "flat" mix.
While a personnel change saw the touring band replace Moody with former Thin Lizzy guitarist John Sykes, plus the return of bassist Neil Murray in place of Hodgkinson, producer David Geffen insisted that the album be remixed for the US release. In addition to the remix and Murray re-recorded the l
Chemicals is an extended play by the band Love and Death and was released on April 24, 2012. The band's debut single, "Chemicals", was released in early May, while their debut EP of the same name released on April 24, 2012. Welch revealed that they would be releasing a cover of the song "Whip It" by Devo and a remix of "Paralyzed" by Har Meggido; the music video for "Chemicals" premiered on May 7, 2012