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Rockstar Mayhem Festival Preview

Are you ready Rockaholics!? There's gonna be some huge fireworks going off the night before the 4th of July! Another year gone by and another favorite day in July many of us look forward to each year with the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival! Tuesday, July 03, 2012 White River Amphitheatre (Buy tickets or VIP ones HERE). Watch my blog, and for my & Stephanie's tag-team blog/photo coverage of the Mayhem Festival chaos!  All the info and extra news about the festival with links is below so check it all out! 

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Jägermeister Stage:
(opening rotation of UPON A BURNING BODY (6/30 – 7/11), I THE BREATHER (7/25 – 8/04), BETRAYING THE MARTYRS (7/13 – 7/24))
Sumerian Stage:

-->>Also for you Slipknot fans Corey Taylor will be at the University Book Store to host a book signing. The event starts at 7pm on Monday July 2nd at 4326 University Way NE Seattle, WA 98105. 

-->> Get 9 free Mayhem artist songs for iTunes now!

-->> Remember the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival is again proud to announce Metal Of Honor, an awareness and fundraising effort focused on the needs and challenges of our active duty military, veterans and their families. Check out the info HERE!

-->> The 2012 ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL is presented by ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK and is sponsored by Jagermeister, Sumerian Records, Zippo, Ibanez, Hot Topic, Matador Beef Jerky, Air Force Reserves, Revolver Magazine, Century Media Records, Metal Blade Records, Roadrunner Records, the Keep A Breast Foundation, Living The Dream, Monster Products, Snagola, US Army, SJC Drums, and

-->> Revolver magazine's 2012 Mayhem issue hits the store stands July 10th! See the cover of Slayer vs. Slipknot now!

-->> If after the Mayhem Festival is over and ya want some more how about the Mayhem Metal Cruise in December!? Lamb of God, Machine Head, Anthrax, Hatebreed and more! Check out the information HERE!

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Rising West officially Queensryche

As officially reported this morning on Rising West is now officially Queensryche and have parted ways with Geoff Tate! When more officially released news is reported we'll keep ya updated but for now go check out the Billboard article:

Before the band legally got the Queensryche name back to use they performed under the name Rising West a week and a half ago at the Hard Rock Cafe. If ya missed the KISW Mens Room interview a day before the show here it is:

See Todd perform his first show with the band: Queen of the Reich

Here's the bands 1st official promo released today (shot by yours truly) with bands press release.

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Rising West (Queensryche) with new awesome singer

You've seen the internet reports from the Queensryche camp and the separation/fight of the band from original singer Geoff Tate but I'm not here to give ya the scoop nor do I care cause what I saw this weekend ROCKED! What we have now is Geoff Tate doing his solo stuff and the rest of the Queensryche band forming Rising West with new singer Todd La Torre of Crimson Glory. With the band cancellation of tonights show in Salt Lake City (opening for the Scorpions) it seems Queensryche's days with Geoff Tate are over. After you hear Todd sing the Ryche tunes (click here), especially the old ones you won't care too much either.

With the two debut shows this past Friday/Saturday at the Hard Rock Cafe I was blown away! I haven't been to a Queensryche show with that much energy and passion from the crowd in years! Reason one obviously was Todd's voice, which has the power and style Tate had back in the early days but with his own style, and second was the song selections that we haven't heard in years live! Rising West played Queensryche songs from the 1983 EP through 1990's "Empire" including an Iron Maiden encore of "Wrathchild" which sent the crowd rabid! Check out the videos below and photos on and KISW Facebook! Also friend them on Facebook!

For even complete photos from soundcheck to live check out my Facebook page! Iron Mike


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Metal Day on KISW today!

For some of us, we'd love it if it was Metal Day everyday on KISW but we'll take what we can get and a full day of metal is what you'll get! Turn on the radio or listen online at!

Here's some Metal concert clips I've filmed in the past year for ya to crank too! ;) Remember Metal Shop with Kevin & Ian every Saturday night 11pm-2am on KISW!

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