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THAT METAL SHOW: Jamey Jasta of Hatebreed, John Bush and Joey Vera of Armored Saint To Appear On This Week’s Episode

THAT METAL SHOW: Jamey Jasta of Hatebreed, John Bush and Joey Vera of Armored Saint To Appear On This Week’s Episode


With Season 14 of “That Metal Show” already making history  (the Season 14 premiere was the second most watched Season Premiere in the history of the series) VH1 Classic’s centerpiece in original programming returns this week with an all new episode that welcomes Jamey Jasta of Hatebreed alongside John Bush and Joey Vera of Armored Saint. Jamey Jasta talks about the upcoming Hatebreed tour, the podcast he hosts, recounts how a recent tour they did with Black Label Society was one of the best he has ever done, and even gives a compilation CD to each member of the audience. John Bush and Joey Vera talk about their forthcoming seventh album Win Hands Down, their upcoming tour with Saxon and recall memories from their time in Anthrax.

The episode also features shred guitar maestro Michael Angelo Batio making his debut on “That Metal Show” as the guest musician. Michael amazes the crowd with his double neck, v-shaped guitar and demonstrates why he is one of the fastest guitar players on the planet. He also fills the hosts in on his upcoming career retrospective Shred Force 1: The Essential Michael Angelo Batio, which is slated for release next month. Jason Becker also checks in to the show via the “Metal Modem.” Through his interpreter he discusses working with David Lee Roth and how he developed a way to speak using his only his eyes through a computer. He also talks about his career and his ongoing love for guitar and music.

Jamey, John, and Joey candidly reveal their love of coffee and beer in the “Put It On The Table” segment. Eddie has a difficult time with “Stump The Trunk” this week with one lucky fan taking home a signature Michael Angelo Batio guitar from Dean guitars. “Take It Or Leave It” has the hosts discussing the recent surge of VIP experiences from artists at concerts, and the “TMS Top 5” tackles the Top 5 Replacement Members in Bands who weren’t singers. Notable musicians such as Kirk Hammett, Neil Peart, Adrian Smith, Jason Newsted, Zakk Wylde, and Gary Moore all become part of the discussion until the final 5 make it to the top of the board. The “Throwdown” pits the first two Dio era Black Sabbath albums against each other when Heaven And Hell goes up against Mob Rules. 

Fans can watch all previous episodes, exclusive bonus clips and the new “That After Show” segment at ThatMetalShow.VH1.com and on the new VH1 app.

Season 14 will continue to mark the return of some notable faces in hard rock/heavy metal, and contain a large group of first timers as well. Some Season 14 guests will include “That Metal Show” alumni Mark Tremonti of Tremonti/Alter Bridge, Chris Jericho, Kerry King of Slayer, Zakk Wylde, Kirk Hammett, Michael Schenker, Ace Frehley, and Frankie Banali of Quiet Riot. This season also marks first-time appearances for Taylor Momsen of The Pretty Reckless, Max Cavalera of Soulfly, Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad, and Andy Biersack of Black Veil Brides. Lzzy Hale of Halestorm, who joined us last year on the ‘Metal Modem’ is going to make her first appearance as a guest on the show. More guest confirmations will be announced at a later date.

“That Metal Show” is known for having the best musicians perform each week, and Season 14 continues the trend with TMS guest musician alumnus Frank Hannon of Tesla stopping by. Former guest alums who will be making their musical debuts will be Mike Orlando of Adrenaline Mob, and TMS favorite, the berserker, Zakk Wylde of Black Label Society. TMS first timers will be Rich Ward of Fozzy, Damon Johnson of Thin Lizzy/Black Star Riders, and Nita Strauss of Alice Cooper/The Iron Maidens. Season 14 of “That Metal Show” consists of 12 all-new episodes and is shot at Metropolis Studios in New York City on Tuesday nights for broadcast the following Saturday. Audience tickets for upcoming tapings are now available via Gotham Casting at http://gothamcasting.com/gothamrsvp/.

“That Metal Show” first premiered on VH1 Classic in November 2008, and has since become the only place for all things hard rock and heavy metal on cable television.  The show has been visited by some of the biggest names in the genres including members of Black Sabbath, Van Halen, Metallica, Aerosmith, Pantera, Kiss, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Pearl Jam, Guns N’ Roses, Queensrÿche, Heart, and many more.

“That Metal Show” is a production of VH1 Classic. Lee Rolontz, Jeff Baumgardner, and Keshia Williams serve as executive producers for VH1.

VH1 Classic brings you the best metal, rock, soul and pop from the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s. The channel features the gods of rock – from Black Sabbath, Metallica, and Iron Maiden to Stone Temple Pilots, Pearl Jam, and Dire Straits – in marquee concerts, music specials, and of course, tons of classic music videos. Recent big events include “National Metal Day” (11.11) and “Metal Evolution”, an 11-part documentary series on the history of metal.  When it comes down to it – all music should go to 11.

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THE JASTA SHOW: Metal Icon Jamey Jasta Debuts New Podcast

THE JASTA SHOW: Metal Icon Jamey Jasta Debuts New Podcast

Jamey Jasta

Jamey Jasta

Today marks the debut of heavy metal icon/former host of MTV’s Headbanger’s Ball/vocalist Jamey Jasta’s official podcast, The Jasta Show. The weekly podcast will feature Jasta interviewing musicians, athletes and influential figures.

During the first three episodes, Jamey Jasta interviews Eddie Hermida (Vocalist for Suicide Silence), Scott Ian (Guitarist for Anthrax), and Tino Arteaga (Drummer for Of Mice & Men). The show touches on everything from what it’s like for Eddie Hermida to fill the shoes of Mitch Lucker to the timelessness of AC/DC with Scott Ian to the next wave of superstar metal bands with Tino Arteaga.

The Jasta Show podcast is available for free via his official website, SoundcloudiTunes and Stitcher now! Subsequent episodes will be released weekly on Thursdays.

“With all the touring I have been doing globally, I have been running into so many amazing people. Now the opportunity has arisen to do this show and I am so excited,” exclaims Jamey Jasta“I am doing this because I have the desire to hear people’s stories and tell stories of my own.”

The Jasta Show is produced and distributed by the Paragon Collective Podcast Network. Alex Aldea of the Paragon Collective states,“Jamey has one of the most earnest, distinct and influential voices in metal music. This show isn’t just about interviews, it’s about giving listeners a real backstage glance into the lives of their heroes, their stories, and hopefully inspire them to also make their dreams become a reality.”

Jasta can currently be seen touring the world with Hatebreed and Jasta.

Click here for the first three episodes of The Jasta Show. 

Jamey Jasta Official Website: www.jameyjasta.com

The Paragon Collective: www.theparagoncollective.com

Jamey Jasta Twitter: www.twitter.com/jameyjasta

Jamey Jasta Facebook: www.facebook.com/JastaHQ

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KNOTFEST 2014: Slipknot’s Legendary Festival Returns To The U.S. October 24-26

KNOTFEST 2014: Slipknot’s Legendary Festival Returns To The U.S. October 24-26



Slipknot are set to return to the U.S. with their own KNOTFEST–an extraordinary three-day metal and heavy music destination festival–to be held October 24-26 at San Manuel Amphitheater & Campgrounds in San Bernardino, CA. This marks the first time KNOTFEST will be held in the same location for multiple days.

KNOTFEST U.S. 2014–powered by Rockstar Energy Drink–will feature a Slipknot-curated lineup of over 60 bands performing on five stages on Saturday and Sunday, as well as a Friday night VIP Pre-Party Bash, band performances and other activities for those that purchase VIP or Camping Packages. The weekend will feature performances from Slipknot, Danzig, Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat, Anthrax, Killswitch Engage, Tech N9ne, Of Mice & Men, Black Label Society, Testament, Hatebreed, Atreyu, In This Moment, Carcass and many more. A list of artists performing each day is available now at: www.knotfest.com.

Slipknot will close the Main Stage both Saturday and Sunday, with unique sets each night, featuring brand new music and an entirely new stage set and experience. In addition, all ticket purchasers will receive a digital copy of Slipknot’s forthcoming album, to be delivered on release date.

“KNOTFEST is a chance for Slipknot to bring the sensory-overload of a wild European festival–and now we’re coming for you, California,” says Slipknot’s M. Shawn Crahan (Clown). “Playing two different sets over two nights at one location is a new experience in the history of this band. This year’s Knotfests in the U.S. and Japan are going to be on another level.”

Every KNOTFEST has been a fully immersive experience for fans, and this one ups the ante. In addition to performances from more than 60 of the heaviest bands on the planet, attendees will descend into an apocalyptic underworld featuring over 20 festival attractions including a Slipknot Museum (curated by the band), carnival rides, a zip line across the festival grounds, drum circles, pillars of fire, freaks, fire-breathers, stilt-walkers, and so much more.

Campers and VIP ticket holders receive a free Friday night KNOTFEST show with Suicide Silence, The Black Dahlia Murder, Butcher Babies and more, as well as an early preview of the festival area and Slipknot Museum showcasing the band’s history. VIP ticket holders also can attend a Friday night specialVIP Pre-Party Bash with music by Slipknot’s DJ Sid.

KNOTFEST tickets are on sale now at www.knotfest.com. Limited quantities of Early Bird Discounted 2-day and 1-day festival tickets, as well as Camping Packages are available while supplies last atwww.knotfest.com. VIP packages go on sale Wednesday, July 9 at 10:00 AM PT. A limited number of four different levels of VIP packages will be available with amenities including exclusive merchandise bundles, early entrance to a 21+ VIP Lounge, Pit Pass or the best Reserved Seats in the house,preferred parking and more. Hotel packages and travel packages will be available soon. To view all ticket options for KNOTFEST, visit: www.knotfest.com.

Doors open at 11:00 AM each day and the show runs until 12:30 AM on Saturday and 11:30 PM on Sunday. The KNOTFEST camping area will be located in a grassy county park adjacent to the venue’s VIP area.

KNOTFEST is a short drive from San Francisco, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Tucson, San Diego, San Joaquin Valley, and many more cities in the Southwestern USA.

Visit www.knotfest.com, www.facebook.com/KNOTFEST and www.twitter.com/KNOTFEST for the most-up-to-date information.

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Jason Hook of Five Finger Death Punch Talks ‘American Capitalist’ & Much More!

Jason Hook of Five Finger Death Punch Talks ‘American Capitalist’ & Much More!

Five Finger Death Punch is widely renowned as one of the most important bands of recent metal history – where today they play sold out shows, headline prestigious festivals and command an army of die-hard fans across the globe. Showing no signs of slowing down in their quest for total world domination, the band is set to unleash their highly anticipated third album, American Capitalist, on October 11th, 2011. In support of this epic album, 5FDP will headline the ‘SHARE THE WELT TOUR’ this fall alongside current heavy metal frontrunners All That Remains, Hatebreed, and Rev Theory. Jason Price of Icon Vs. Icon recently caught up with guitarist Jason Hook for a quick Q & A where they discuss the writing process of the new album, the upcoming tour, his own evolution as a musician and what the future holds for this band on the rise!

Jason Hook

What can you tell us about the writing process for you new album ‘American Capitalist’ and how that process may have evolved through the years?

We really have locked in a pretty cool system. Jeremy, Zo and I all live within 5 minutes of each other here in Vegas. We all have home studios so we start by sketching ideas individually then we get together 3 – 4 times a week to toss those ideas around and mold them in to completed tracks. When we have a track we all agree is strong, we email it to Ivan. Ivan likes to work alone at first, and he’ll stay up all night writing the lyrics. When we get 3-4 of those in the bucket we head down to Kevin’s (Churko – Producer) and lay down keeper drums. Zo and I like to do our guitars on our own at our own studios because we’re really anal! [laughs] Kevin pretty much focuses on Ivan and arranging. The song really never gets finished, but more like abandoned! [laughs] I really like the way it has been working, it’s calm and we all take votes when there are differences in opinions.

Did you feel like you had more to live up to in the eyes of your fans and as musicians when you headed back into the studio for this project?

I did I guess. I worked very hard on ‘War Is The Answer’. Like crossed every T and dotted every i. That approach takes a lot of focus and time. I had to work my self up mentally. It’s like taking a test, you kind of ignore your friends and study your ass off. It’s stressful but when you pass with A++ it IS a really great feeling, not to say that everyone will feel that way but as long as I do that’s really all I can control.

What can you tell us about ‘American Capitalist’ in regard to it’s meaning and how it relates to the music you have created for the album?

It’s True Grit. To want to capitalize on your given situation, makes you a CAPITALIST. It’s really simple to me , I’m not sure why everyone is thinking we’re making some crazy political statement. We want to win. We want to take the heavy weight championship belt. We want to get all we can and get it big and fast. But it’s more of a champion mentality then a monetary greed thing. In my opinion, there are two types of personality, Drivers and Passengers. I have met many passengers along the way. I chose to be a driver. Our message, if anything is to inspire people to not waste time and fuck around and be drivers. Capitalize!

How big of a concern was it for you to move band forward musically when tackling this project but not to alienate the fan base?

No concern for me personally. You can’t please everyone. The band has to work for us first and foremost. If we can stand behind the music that’s more important. There’s a lot of different dimensions to 5FDP and the collective personalities are coming out in the music, if you were to remove any one of us it would be reflected in the way the music sounds.

What did producer Kevin Churko bring to the table for this project?

Kev is really talented. He’s extremely helpful in the studio because he’s multi-talented. He sings plays keys, bass guitar, flute, bongos! [laughs] He keeps us focused on the songwriting.

You will soon embark on the “Share The Welt” Tour. What kind of a toll does touring and playing these extended sets take on you both physically and mentally?

I like playing live! I can stay up there all night, it’s a buzz. I have noticed that we DO have to remember to stretch before we play, especially our necks, getting lost in head banging can wreak havoc on your neck if you don’t stretch. The other part of it is staying clear of alcohol. We’re pretty much sober on tour. I haven’t had a drink in almost 2 years. If you competitive, and want to win, why the fuck would you wake up hung over and grumpy every day. It’s a recipe for 2nd place in my opinion.

The live performance is as tight and powerful as it has ever been. What do you guys do to keep the performances exciting for yourself as well as the fans?

Yeah, there’s a lot of new stuff coming. The October headlining tour will give us an opportunity to create a new show. We’re building a lot of stuff and learning new songs, it’s going to be fresh for the audience as we’ll as ourselves.

How do you feel that you have most evolved as an artist since starting out?

I think it’s more of a personal development. Having the tools to “let go” and enjoy some of the flaws is a very important skill. And making sure we’re all communicating with each other so we avoid arguments is really the most important. Guitar playing is something that I have been doing for over 30 years now, it’s a built in skill that is pretty much on auto pilot.

What do you believe is the biggest misconception about the band at this point in it’s history?

I’m sure there have been some but honestly I don’t pay attention to anyone’s misconceptions. People DO think the Jeremy and I are brothers because we look alike. We’re not related but have been best friends for 15 years.

In your opinion, what does the future hold for Five Finger Death Punch? — no plans on packing it in any time soon I hope!

I hate to sound cliché but I feel like we’re just getting started. I can tell you that we’re adamant about keeping the records coming sooner over later. I would say 18 months between each. There’s no reason why a band should do 10 songs every 3 years. In this day and age of instant consumption via the internet etc. we have to adapt to the idea of speed. It’s more that work, but that’s that way it goes.

Anything that you want to say to the die hard Five Finger Death Punch fans out there?

Today, Tuesday Aug 30th 2011, another track is available from the MADDEN football game
Look for it on iTunes it’s called “Back For More”!

Awesome! Thanks so much, Jason!

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