Monthly Archives: January 2016

Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown – Week of 1-30-16

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Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown for the week of 1-30-16.

The 1-30-16 Big ‘Uns Countdown playlist can also be found on www.HardRockDaddyNetwork.com (the HRD YouTube channel), in addition to archived playlists dating back to 2013.  Links to reviews of songs from the countdown are featured at the bottom of the page.

**Many of these artists were featured on Hard Rock Daddy’s Top 135 Hard Rock Songs of 2015

#15 – “Dystopia” – MEGADETH

#14 –  “The Sound Of Silence” – DISTURBED 

#13 –  “iGod” – EVANS BLUE

#12 –  “Falling Apart” – PAPA ROACH

#11 –  “Bad Reputation” – ADELITA’S WAY

#10 –  “Ways To Get High” – POP EVIL

#9 –    “In Chains” – SHAMAN’S HARVEST

# 8 –   “Inside Yourself” – GODSMACK

# 7 –   “Here’s To The Heartache” – NOTHING MORE

# 6 –   “State Of My Head” – SHINEDOWN

# 5 –   “Bloodfeather” – HIGHLY SUSPECT

# 4 –   “Vice Grip” – PARKWAY DRIVE

# 3 –   “Let Me Live My Life” – SAINT ASONIA

# 2 –   “Happy Song” – BRING ME THE HORIZON

# 1 –   “Until The World Goes Cold” – TRIVIUM

 

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Billboard Top 15 Hard Rock Albums – 2/6/16

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Billboard Hard Rock Albums Chart for the week ending 2/6/16.  Top 15 albums ranked by sales data and compiled by Nielsen SoundScan. ***Click on the hyperlinked titles to read full album reviews***

THIS WEEK’S TOP 15:

      1. DISTURBED – Immortalized
      2. FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH – Got Your Six
      3. RED – Of Beauty And Rage
      4. SHINEDOWN – Threat To Survival
      5. WITCHCRAFT – Nucleus
      6. TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA – Letters From The Labyrinth
      7. BREAKING BENJAMIN – Dark Before Dawn
      8. BRING ME THE HORIZON – That’s The Spirit
      9. DEAFHEAVEN – New Bermuda
      10. BARONESS – Purple
      11. IRON MAIDEN – The Book Of Souls
      12. DEF LEPPARD – Def Leppard
      13. THE SHRINE – Rare Breed
      14. SLAYER – Repentless
      15. GHOST – Meloria

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Top 135 Hard Rock Songs of 2015

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Billboard Top 50 Hard Rock Albums of 2013

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HRD Radio Report – Week Ending 1/23/16

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HRD RADIO REPORT 

The HRD Radio Report showcases the weekly Active Rock Mediabase Charts (compiled by AllAccess.com), and appears every Tuesday on HardRockDaddy.com.  The HRD Radio Report digs deeper into the weekly Active Rock charts, providing commentary, reviews, recommendations and predictions.  It also features opinion pieces on chart action and the music business in general.

Many of the artists featured on the Active Rock charts have already been reviewed on HardRockDaddy.com.

Click on the hyperlinked song titles to read song reviews, and the hyperlinked artist names to read album reviews.

The following is the Active Rock Mediabase Chart for the week ending 1/23/16.  All exclusive HRD content is featured below the chart:

TOP 135 HARD ROCK SONGS 2015

TOP 50 ACTIVE ROCK SONGS (by spins) OF 2015

TOP 30 OCTANE BIG ‘UNS COUNTDOWN SONGS OF 2015

CHART CHART ARTIST SONG TITLE RADIO
POSITION POSITION SPINS
THIS WEEK LAST WEEK THIS WEEK
1 1 FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH “Wash It Away” 2036
2 3 SHINEDOWN “State Of My Head” 2008
3 2 DISTURBED “The Light” 1817
4 4 SEETHER “Save Today” 1425
5 6 POP EVIL “Ways To Get High” 1410
6 8 FOO FIGHTERS “Saint Cecilia” 1169
7 9 NOTHING MORE “Here’s To The Heartache” 1107
8 7 THREE DAYS GRACE “Fallen Angel” 1100
9 11 HIGHLY SUSPECT “Bloodfeather” 1036
10 5 HALESTORM “I Am The Fire” 1036
11 14 MUSE “Reapers” 841
12 12 TRIVIUM “Until The World Goes Cold” 829
13 13 THEORY OF A DEADMAN “Blow” 759
14 15 CAGE THE ELEPHANT “Mess Around” 704
15 16 SAINT ASONIA “Let Me Live My Life” 622
16 17 PARKWAY DRIVE “Vice Grip” 558
17 20 BRING ME THE HORIZON “Happy Song” 553
18 44 3 DOORS DOWN “In The Dark” 548
19 18 ARANDA “We Are The Enemy” 535
20 19 FROM ASHES TO NEW “Through It All” 513
21 21 SHAMAN’S HARVEST “In Chains” 499
22 22 ALL THAT REMAINS “Victory Lap” 435
23 26 RED SUN RISING “Emotionless” 418
24 27 PAPA ROACH “Falling Apart” 379
25 24 ESCAPE THE FATE “Alive” 355
26 25 THE STRUTS “Kiss This” 332
27 32 ADELITA’S WAY “Bad Reputation” 274
28 29 FAILURE ANTHEM “Paralyzed” 261
29 31 STITCHED UP HEART “Finally Free” 249
30 46 DISTURBED “The Sound Of Silence” 226
31 28 NATHANIEL RATELIFF / NIGHTSWEATS “S.O.B.” 224
32 34 TYLER BRYANT & THE SHAKEDOWN “Loaded Dice & Buried Money” 219
33 33 TRANS SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA “Forget About The Blame” 216
34 38 ANDREW WATT “Ghost In My Head” 213
35 36 DROWNING POOL “By The Blood” 212
36 39 SLIPKNOT “Goodbye” 198
37 37 LACEY STURM “Impossible” 181
38 51 MEGADETH “Dystopia” 151
39 42 PUSCIFIER “The Remedy” 130
40 35 TURBOWOLF “Rabbits Foot” 112
41 41 TWENTY ONE PILOTS “Stressed Out” 108
42 48 WAYLAND “Bloody Sunrise” 107
43 43 STONE SOUR (f. LZZY HALE) “Gimme Shelter” 96
44 47 BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE “Venom” 94
45 52 FOALS “Mountain At My Gates” 88
46 50 BARONESS “Shock Me” 85
47 49 I PREVAIL “Crossroads” 85
48 45 GODSMACK “Inside Yourself” 77
49 53 MOTORHEAD “Sympathy For The Devil” 74
50 119 DEVOUR THE DAY “Lightning In The Sky” 65

 
 

PUBLISHER’S PICK OF THE WEEK (by Adam Waldman)

DISTURBED – “The Sound Of Silence”

Unbridled emotion goes a long way towards defining David Draiman’s vocal style.  The Disturbed frontman is known for channeling his aggression and delivering his message with great intensity (even on cover songs such as “Land Of Confusion” by Genesis).  This time around, with a cover version of Simon & Garfunkel’s classic – “The Sound Of Silence” – Draiman and company venture in a much darker, solemn direction.  The angst and piss and vinegar that has become synonymous with Draiman, is replaced with a soul-searching melancholy that is so intense that it makes the original sound almost joyful.  It’s not just the vocals that wash over you like a wave of sadness; it’s the hauntingly theatrical keyboards and tortured beauty of the acoustic guitars as well.  This is anything but what you would expect from Disturbed, so it does take some getting used to, but ultimately, it moves you in a visceral way.  There are moments of signature Disturbed tastefully woven into a song that has been covered numerous times over the past 50+ years, but at its core, this version offers something truly unique that grows on your more with each listen.

 
 

HRD SPIN CONTROL (by Adam Waldman and Jon Loveless)

Each week, we will share the songs that we think should be added to rotations, alongside the songs that we feel should be dropped from rotations, either because they are a bad fit for the format, or because they have run their course and it’s time for a new single from the artist.

SPIN IT…

SMASHING SATELLITES“Gamblin Man”

BOBAFLEX“A Spider In The Dark”

VEER UNION“Defying Gravity”

EVANS BLUE“iGod”

CILVER“I’m America”

UGLY KID JOE“She’s Already Gone”

SEPTEMBER MOURNING“Eye Of The Storm”

ADAKAIN“Hey Girl”

 

DROP IT…

Foals“Mountain At My Gates”

Twenty One Pilots“Stressed Out”

Nate Rateliff & The Nightsweats“S.O.B.”

Cage The Elephant“Mess Around”

The Struts“Kiss This”

Trans-Siberian Orchestra – “Forget About The Blame”

Halestorm“I Am The Fire”

 
 

THE BREAKDOWN by Jon Loveless

KING OF THE HILL

By a slim margin, Five Finger Death Punch remains at #1 on the Mediabase Active Rock airplay chart for a second straight week with “Wash It All Away,” holding off Shinedown’s “State Of My Head” for the top spot.  The narrowing of the gap (just 28 monitored spins separated the two songs) was largely due to a sizable increase by the runner-up.  Disturbed hangs on to the #3 position with their recent chart-topping single, but a decline was inevitable as their next single has already cracked the published chart.
 
 

NOTABLE CHART MOVEMENT

Highly Suspect provides the only song to break into the Top 10 this week with “Bloodfeather”

3 Doors Down rapidly arrives in the Top 20 with their airplay nearly quadrupling over the previous week with their latest single, “In The Dark”

Three songs break into the Top 30 again this week, led by Adelitas Way

“Big Four” icons Megadeth, who barely missed the chart a week ago, lead a pair of new arrivals into the Top 40 with “Dystopia” (the title track from their latest album)…

Three other new songs make their Top 50 debut, including “Sympathy For The Devil” (a Rolling Stones cover from the final album by Motorhead).

 
 

THREE UP & THREE DOWN

MOVING UP

Shinedown“State Of My Head”

Pop Evil“Ways To Get High”

3 Doors Down“In The Dark”

 

DROPPING DOWN

Disturbed“The Light”

Halestorm“I Am The Fire”

Turbowolf – “Rabbits Foot”

 
 

FUTURES REPORT

It’s hard not to feel a bit of a time warp effect with the chart debuts for songs from both Megadeth and Motorhead this week.  The feeling will be even stronger if the latest single from Anthrax – one of their most radio friendly tracks in recent memory – can make it onto the chart before either of these drop off.  While I’m no stranger to criticism of the format, I’ll credit radio at large for being willing to acknowledge the quality work done by several true rock legends.

 

WRAP-UP

That’s all for this week.  Tune in to HardRockDaddy.com every Tuesday for the HRD Radio Report. \m/

 

Music Discovery Monday – 1/25/16

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Hard Rock Daddy presents Music Discovery Monday – 1/25/16.

Each week, the HRD team shares songs that fly below radio’s radar, ranging from lesser-known artists to deeper cuts from both up-and-coming and established artists.

In addition to exposing the Hard Rock Daddy audience to new music that isn’t getting the attention that it deserves from radio, Music Discovery Monday also features a segment called “Hard Rock Music Time Machine,” which showcases older songs (from the ’70s to today) that hard rock music fans may have missed at the time of release.

In addition to appearing on the embedded YouTube playlists beneath each section, all songs featured on Music Discovery Monday can be listened to by clicking on the hyper-linked song titles.

This week, Music Discovery Monday features an exclusive interview with Salvatore Costa (ex-My Darkest Days) discussing the inspiration behind two recent singles with his new band, Smashing Satellites, and an underrated album cut by My Darkest Days.

 

 

 ADAM WALDMAN – (Publisher, Hard Rock Daddy)

SMASHING SATELLITES – “Gamblin’ Man”

From the ashes of My Darkest Days rises Smashing Satellites.  Former MDD guitarist Salvatore Costa steps up into a much greater creative role as the lead singer, songwriter, co-producer and guitarist of this exciting new band from the Great White North.  Although Costa has made his bones playing modern-day hard rock music, his goal is to bring rock back to the mainstream with his brand of music that pulls from numerous different influences ranging from the Bee Gees and Michael Jackson to Nirvana to Triumph and everything in between.

His career goal is to grab for the brass ring, not just find his place in a very crowded genre, so it makes sense that the single that has been garnering attention on SiriusXM’s Octane is called “Gamblin’ Man.”  Every once in a while, you can tell within a few bars that you’ve discovered a memorable track.  This song definitely fits into that category.

Costa is well on his way to achieving his goal with a song that incorporates various influences, yet remains a perfect fit on Active Rock radio (albeit as a standout track that doesn’t blend into the background of typical playlists).  On “Gamblin’ Man” Costa shows that he is more-than-capable of stepping up into a more high-profile role than he had with My Darkest Days, displaying a nice vocal range and dynamic songwriting.

 

In a recent exclusive interview with Hard Rock Daddy, Sal Costa discussed the inspiration behind “Gamblin’ Man”

 

“ ‘Gamblin’ Man’ is a song that people have interpreted in different ways.  I’ve had someone tell me that it completely spoke to him about his relationship with his girlfriend.  Others have told me that they have a gambling problem, so they related to the song in a totally different way.

The song is actually about my career, and the constant struggle and gamble that comes with being an artist.  It’s about my relationship with music, how you fall, you get back up and you keep trying.  It’s about having those shots, sinking, and then trying again.  It’s kind of like a scratch-off ticket.  Sometimes you scratch it off and win twenty bucks; sometimes you win nothing, but if it’s something that you love to do, you’ll keep gambling.”

 

SMASHING SATELLITES – “Taste Of Fame”

When Adam Gontier surprisingly parted ways with Three Days Grace, the obvious choice to fill his rather sizable shoes was Matt Walst of My Darkest Days (his brother Brad is the bassist in the band).  Gontier is known for being a bit edgy, while Walst comes off as more reserved, but things aren’t always the way that they seem at face value.

You might think that “Taste Of Fame” is written from the point of view of a jilted ex-bandmate who felt abandoned when his singer left for greener, more high-profile pastures, but that is not the case.  Salvatore Costa actually parted ways with My Darkest Days while Walst was still in the band.

Not unlike the theme of “The Trees” (a classic by fellow Canadians – Rush), Walst cast a large shadow that prevented Costa from getting the sunlight that he felt was deserved.  Like many others in life, Costa felt like he needed to spread his wings and fly, unencumbered by the restrictions that were placed on him by someone else’s vision.  The story told in the lyrics unveil Costa’s frustrations, but the music is far from angst-ridden, falling more under the melodic realm of classic Styx or Kansas than today’s more aggressive Active Rock, but it works!

 

Costa shares the inspiration for “Taste Of Fame”

 

‘Taste of Fame’ is really a song about somebody that I was in a band with in My Darkest Days.  I felt during the entire time that I was in the band that as I was growing as an artist, singer, writer and player, that I was always being pushed down from really achieving my goal.  It’s a song about my old singer, talking about him having his taste of fame, and my departure from the band.  It’s a song about us getting our taste of fame, and having our moment, but it all had to end because of ego.  The song was written at a pretty dark and angry point in my life.  When I look back at it now, it seems pretty harsh.  I don’t really feel that way anymore because I’ve had a lot of time to marinate with it, but at the time, it was very true towards my singer Matt (Walst).  It’s a song that I wanted people to hear because there’s a lot of truth to it.  As an artist, you can have your taste of fame.  It can come and go, and a lot of people get jaded along the way.  This actually took place when I had left the band and they got another guitar player.  It was a few weeks after that when he ended up joining Three Days Grace.”

 

 

 

 JON LOVELESS – HRD Music Scout

THREE DOORS DOWN – “In The Dark”

The lead single from the band’s first studio album in nearly five years is a bit of a departure from the sound that you might expect, but it’s still very comfortable, coming from one of the bands that helped revive my interest in music after the long, dark “flannel decade.”  The band has said that they were hoping for a more organic sound with the forthcoming record, and if this in any indication, then it should be a treat.

 

HANDS LIKE HOUSES – “New Romantics”

The lead track from the third studio album by this Australian band is getting some early airplay from SiriusXM’s Octane, and might eventually find its way into the Active Rock Top 50.  The scream vocals are kept to a minimum here, with an overall sound that reminds a bit of Nothing More (by way of comparison).

 

 

 

ROB DELL’AQUILA – HRD Music Scout

AVANTASIA – “Ghostlights” 

German vocalist and songwriter Tobias Sammet (Edguy) put together the supergroup Avantasia in 1999.  Grand compositions with layered vocals and driving guitars characterize their brand of metal opera. Their seventh studio album, Ghostlights (due out January 29th), will feature quite the lineup of guest vocalists:  Dee Snider, Geoff Tate, Michael Kiske, Jorn Lande, Bob Catley, Sharon den Adel, Ronnie Atkins, Robert Mason and Marco Hietala.

 

THE 69 EYES – “Jet Fighter Plane”

“Elvis meets Dracula” is how these Finnish Goth metalers bill themselves.  This catchy, dark number captures their classic sound together with an early-‘80s punk vibe.  This is the first release from their upcoming album, Universal Monsters (due out in April).

 

 

 

   CHRIS HERZEGOVITCH – HRD Music Scout

VINDICTIV (f. MARK BOALS)  “Day”

“Day” is bright and positive prog metal song from Sweden’s Vindictiv.  Mark Boals – of Yngwie Malmsteen and Dokken fame (among many others) – leads with his tremendous vocals.  The expert musicianship features a good mix of heavy chords to go along with a haunting keyboard refrain that anchors the song.  Great chorus, plus skilled guitar work from Stefan Lindholm.

 

UNISONIC – “Blood”

Michael Kiske’s (Helloween) excellent vocals are showcased on “Blood,” a power-ballad from Unisonic’s last release, Light of Dawn.  Tremendous veteran talent powers the music, with the great work of Kai Hansen (Helloween, Gamma Ray) and Mandy Meyer (Asia, House of Lords) on guitars, and the rhythm from Dennis Ward on bass and Kosta Zafiriou (both from Pink Cream 69).
 

 

SUBMISSIONS

To be considered for Music Discovery Monday, please e-mail a link to the song being submitted on YouTube and an artist bio to – submissions@MusicDiscoveryMonday.com

 

 

HARD ROCK MUSIC TIME MACHINE

 ADAM WALDMAN

MY DARKEST DAYS – “Love Crime” (2012)

Before they parted ways, the relationship between Salvatore Costa and Matt Walst once made for a talented writing duo with good chemistry.  As mentioned above, Costa has moved on to form Smashing Satellites and Walst is now the singer in Three Days Grace.

My Darkest Days gained the most traction in America with their two songs tailor-made for strip clubs (“Porn Star Dancing” and “Move Your Body”).  The relatively short-lived band’s discography only includes two albums, so a good portion of their music fell under the radar (including “Love Crime”)The song tells the story of the scorn that both Costa and Walst felt at the hands of unfaithful women.  It’s a fairly straight-forward rocker with an interesting back story (as shared by Costa in a Hard Rock Daddy exclusive interview)…

 

‘Love Crime’ is a song that really didn’t get much attention, but I had such a great time writing it towards the end of the recording of our second record.  We never even really played it live.  The song is about a girl who isn’t really faithful to the one that she loves.  It’s kind of like comparing a robbery to a relationship, and how sometimes, you can be robbed of love.  Matt (Walst) and I wrote ‘Love Crime’ after going through moments where we both felt completely stripped and robbed by the people that we loved.  We started writing it in New York City, in an apartment by Central Park.  There’s a really cool story to go along with it.

After we finished writing the song, both of us had to catch flights to different cities.  Since my flight was a few hours later than Matt’s, I walked around the city for a bit, and saw a small, independent movie theater.  I looked up, and on the marquee, it said ‘Love Crime.’  I thought that it was the weirdest thing ever because we had just finished writing a song with the same exact title.  I took a picture of the sign and sent it to Matt when he was on the way to the airport.  It was less than an hour after we finished the song, so I always thought that was kind of cool, and that there was something special there.”

 

 
EAGLES – “Heartache Tonight” (1979)

The first two Music Discovery Mondays of 2016 were both musical tributes to fallen rock icons (Lemmy Kilmister and David Bowie).  The hope was that we would resume the typical format this week, but Glenn Frey’s passing has prevented that from happening.  It should also be mentioned that there have other lower-profile deaths this week as well, as the “heartache” of 2016 continues.

While Lemmy’s influence to the hard rock community was obvious, and Bowie’s just as strong (in a less obvious way), Frey’s was not so strong as to warrant the kind of coverage that the aforementioned received on Music Discovery Monday.  However, I would be remiss not to acknowledge his passing at all, since a number of hard rock artists did talk about his influence after his untimely death.

“Heartache Tonight” is one of the heavier songs in the Eagles catalog, which is part of the reason why it was selected here.  It is also the song that turned me on to the band back in ‘70s; and the album from which it came (The Long Run), remains one of my favorite releases from the band to this day.  In fact, I still have the cassette somewhere packed up in a box.

Frey’s passing in yet another stark reminder that the rock icons who helped shape a generation of music will not be around forever.  RIP Glenn!  Another rock legend taken too soon.

 

 

 

JON LOVELESS

THREE DOORS DOWN – “Duck And Run” (2003)

“Duck And Run” is a non-singled track from the band’s 6x platinum debut album, The Better Life.  This is a chance to look back at where the band has been, while fans look forward to where they’re going with the forthcoming new album.

 

ALL THAT REMAINS – “Two Weeks” (2008)

The first chart success single for this Massachusetts band finally came with the second single from their fourth studio album.  Cleaner vocals and more melody did the trick, for a song that still holds up pretty well some seven years later.

 

 

 

  ROB DELL’AQUILA

BILLY IDOL – “Postcards From The Past” (2014)

I completely missed Billy Idol’s Kings And Queens Of The Underground when it came out two years ago, and what a shame.  It is easily one of his best works, and one of the best albums of that year. After his failed return from the ‘80s with 1993’s Cyberpunk, he only put out one other album.  Who could have guessed that, after another almost decade-long hiatus, he would return with such great writing and clever delivery. On this favorite from that album, he rocks out with a modern vibe while still managing to capture a magical sense of nostalgia.

 

MASTERPLAN – “Black In The Burn” (2005)

Helloween’s Roland Grapow and Uli Kusch were already in the planning stages of a side project when they were fired from the band. The eventual name of their side project was conceived with the idea that they would be “master musicians” with control over their own destinies.  The band has gone through numerous lineup changes since, but this is a masterful piece of power metal from their second album featuring the original lineup of Grapow, Kusch, and Jorn Lande on vocals.

 

 

 

 CHRIS HERZEGOVITCH

CLOUDSCAPE – “Under Fire” (2004)

Sweden’s Cloudscape broke onto the scene back in 2004 with their eponymous debut album.  Hard, heavy and driving, “Under Fire” showcases Michael Andersson’s outstanding vocals and the tremendous lead guitar work Björn Eliasson.

 

ALPHA TIGER – “Martyr’s Paradise” (2011)

Alpha Tiger made their debut in 2011 with Man or Machine. “Martyr’s Paradise” displays uncomplicated, straight-forward heavy metal with a late-‘80s/early-‘90s-era appeal.  This track gets its driving force from the talented guitar duo of Peter Langforth and Alexander Backasch.
 

Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown – Week of 1-23-16

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Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown for the week of 1-23-16.

The 1-23-16 Big ‘Uns Countdown playlist can also be found on www.HardRockDaddyNetwork.com (the HRD YouTube channel), in addition to archived playlists dating back to 2013.  Links to reviews of songs from the countdown are featured at the bottom of the page.

**Many of these artists were featured on Hard Rock Daddy’s Top 135 Hard Rock Songs of 2015

#15 – “Sounds Of Silence” – DISTURBED

#14 –  “Ways To Get High” – POP EVIL 

#13 –  “Strength Of The Mind” – KILLSWITCH ENGAGE

#12 –  “Bad Reputation” – ADELITA’S WAY

#11 –  “Inside Yourself” – GODSMACK

#10 –  “Fallen Angel” – THREE DAYS GRACE

#9 –    “Emotionless” – RED SUN RISING

# 8 –   “Bloodfeather” – HIGHLY SUSPECT

# 7 –   “Let Me Live My Life” – SAINT ASONIA

# 6 –   “Here’s To The Heartache” – NOTHING MORE

# 5 –   “State Of My Head” – SHINEDOWN

# 4 –   “Vice Grip” – PARKWAY DRIVE

# 3 –   “Happy Song” – BRING ME THE HORIZON

# 2 –   “Wash It All Away” – FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH

# 1 –   “Until The World Goes Cold” – TRIVIUM

 

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An Open Letter to Viacom – The Cancellation of That Metal Show

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Dear Viacom,

Once upon a time, long before the technological revolution, members of Generation X (like me) were as mesmerized by MTV as today’s generation is by smartphones.  It was the summer of 1981, just before the start of the school year.  The weather was perfect; the kind of day where I would normally be out of the house until dark.  But there I sat, in the family room, watching MTV for hours on end.  I can still hear my mother’s voice telling me that she was going to cancel cable if I didn’t go outside and play.  Thankfully, she never made good on that threat.

I was a proud member of the “MTV Generation.”  You gave us shows like Headbanger’s Ball and made the hair band movement something to behold.  And then, seemingly overnight, you changed the meaning of the “M” in MTV from “music” to “miscellaneous.”  I thought that it was the end of our relationship, but then you pulled me (and other members of my generation) back in with VH-1 Classic, most notably, with the greatest show that your company ever produced – That Metal Show.

From 2008-2015, our relationship enjoyed a rekindled spark that burned as brightly as it did in the early ‘80s (our “honeymoon period” if you will).  When the cancellation of That Metal Show (beloved by so many hard rock and metal fans around the world) was announced on January 19th – amidst an unprecedented wave of rock star deaths – you effectively ended our relationship.

It’s cliché to say “it’s not you, it’s me” when a relationship ends.  So as to not be cliché, I say that “it’s not me, it’s YOU!”  We had some good times, and made some memories that will last a lifetime (none more than my visit to That Metal Show), and for that, I thank you.

You may be the popular rich girl that most would want to take to the metaphorical prom, but my heart and loyalty lies with the cool chick whose beauty is only apparent to a select group of intuitive people filled with a passion that eludes you.

You had a hidden gem, but you made her prove her worth over and over again, never wanting to make a long-term commitment.  If there is any justice, your loss will be your competitor’s gain, and That Metal Show will find a home where there is a true appreciation for what Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson and Jim Florentine bring to the table.  After all, they are much more than just hosts of a niche cable TV show.  They are the hub that connects a loyal, tight-knit community of likeminded people from all over the world.

In the immortal words of Cinderella, you “Don’t Know What You Got (Till It’s Gone).”

Thanks for the memories, Viacom.  The time has come to say goodbye forever!

 

Sincerely,

Adam Waldman

Publisher/Editor of Hard Rock Daddy

Loyal follower of That Metal Show

Billboard Top 15 Hard Rock Albums – 1/30/16

Billboard Top 15 Hard Rock Albums

Billboard Hard Rock Albums Chart for the week ending 1/30/16.  Top 15 albums ranked by sales data and compiled by Nielsen SoundScan. ***Click on the hyperlinked titles to read full album reviews***

THIS WEEK’S TOP 15:

      1. DISTURBED – Immortalized
      2. FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH – Got Your Six
      3. SHINEDOWN – Threat To Survival
      4. BRING ME THE HORIZON – That’s The Spirit
      5. BREAKING BENJAMIN – Dark Before Dawn
      6. BARONESS – Purple
      7. TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA – Letters From The Labyrinth
      8. RED – Of Beauty And Race
      9. MOTORHEAD – Bad Magic
      10. IGNITE – A War Against You
      11. IT LIES WITHIN – Paramount
      12. IRON MAIDEN – The Book Of Souls
      13. SLAYER – Repentless
      14. DEF LEPPARD – Def Leppard
      15. RUSH – R40 Live

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HRD Radio Report – Week Ending 1/16/16

HRD Radio Report - Bobaflex - A Spider In The Dark

HRD RADIO REPORT 

The HRD Radio Report showcases the weekly Active Rock Mediabase Charts (compiled by AllAccess.com), and appears every Tuesday on HardRockDaddy.com.  The HRD Radio Report digs deeper into the weekly Active Rock charts, providing commentary, reviews, recommendations and predictions.  It also features opinion pieces on chart action and the music business in general.

Many of the artists featured on the Active Rock charts have already been reviewed on HardRockDaddy.com.

Click on the hyperlinked song titles to read song reviews, and the hyperlinked artist names to read album reviews.

The following is the Active Rock Mediabase Chart for the week ending 1/16/16.  All exclusive HRD content is featured below the chart:

TOP 135 HARD ROCK SONGS 2015

TOP 50 ACTIVE ROCK SONGS (by spins) OF 2015

TOP 30 OCTANE BIG ‘UNS COUNTDOWN SONGS OF 2015

CHART CHART ARTIST SONG TITLE RADIO
POSITION POSITION SPINS
THIS WEEK LAST WEEK THIS WEEK
1 2 FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH “Wash It Away” 2109
2 1 DISTURBED “The Light” 1964
3 3 SHINEDOWN “State Of My Head” 1797
4 5 SEETHER “Save Today” 1411
5 4 HALESTORM “I Am The Fire” 1302
6 8 POP EVIL “Ways To Get High” 1255
7 7 THREE DAYS GRACE “Fallen Angel” 1187
8 9 FOO FIGHTERS “Saint Cecilia” 1055
9 10 NOTHING MORE “Here’s To The Heartache” 1028
10 6 GHOST “Cirice” 981
11 11 HIGHLY SUSPECT “Bloodfeather” 930
12 13 TRIVIUM “Until The World Goes Cold” 812
13 12 THEORY OF A DEADMAN “Blow” 807
14 16 MUSE “Reapers” 727
15 14 CAGE THE ELEPHANT “Mess Around” 648
16 19 SAINT ASONIA “Let Me Live My Life” 546
17 17 PARKWAY DRIVE “Vice Grip” 531
18 18 ARANDA “We Are The Enemy” 506
19 20 FROM ASHES TO NEW “Through It All” 454
20 28 BRING ME THE HORIZON “Happy Song” 444
21 23 SHAMAN’S HARVEST “In Chains” 431
22 21 ALL THAT REMAINS “Victory Lap” 421
23 22 IN THIS MOMENT “Big Bad Wolf” 385
24 26 ESCAPE THE FATE “Alive” 329
25 25 THE STRUTS “Kiss This” 322
26 38 RED SUN RISING “Emotionless” 308
27 42 PAPA ROACH “Falling Apart” 300
28 24 NATHANIEL RATELIFF / NIGHTSWEATS “S.O.B.” 277
29 33 FAILURE ANTHEM “Paralyzed” 255
30 27 WILSON “Right To Rise” 237
31 29 STITCHED UP HEART “Finally Free” 230
32 41 ADELITA’S WAY “Bad Reputation” 224
33 30 TRANS SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA “Forget About The Blame” 219
34 37 TYLER BRYANT & THE SHAKEDOWN “Loaded Dice & Buried Money” 208
35 32 TURBOWOLF “Rabbits Foot” 203
36 36 DROWNING POOL “By The Blood” 198
37 40 LACEY STURM “Impossible” 193
38 34 ANDREW WATT “Ghost In My Head” 192
39 44 SLIPKNOT “Goodbye” 186
40 31 ATREYU “Do You Know Who You Are” 168
41 35 TWENTY ONE PILOTS “Stressed Out” 156
42 45 PUSCIFIER “The Remedy” 129
43 46 STONE SOUR (f. LZZY HALE) “Gimme Shelter” 121
44 0 3 DOORS DOWN “In The Dark” 119
45 43 GODSMACK “Inside Yourself” 113
46 50 DISTURBED “The Sound Of Silence” 110
47 47 BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE “Venom” 108
48 48 WAYLAND “Bloody Sunrise” 107
49 49 I PREVAIL “Crossroads” 91
50 51 BARONESS “Shock Me” 87

 


PUBLISHER’S PICK OF THE WEEK (by Adam Waldman)

BOBAFLEX – “A Spider In The Dark”

Following up the anthemic “Mama Don’t Take My Drugs Away” – the lead single from Anything That Moves – Bobaflex returns with “A Spider In The Dark.” Fans of the band have come to expect the outstanding vocal chemistry between the McCoy brothers (Marty and Shaun), but this time around, the band mixes it up to showcase the equally-talented vocal prowess of guitarist Dave Tipple, who combines with Marty to deliver chilling harmonies over an acoustic intro. Bobaflex is one of the more creative artists around today, especially when it comes to making videos. Watch this video to see how truly appropriate it is to use the word “chilling” to describe this song. The intensity slowly builds until the rest of the band kicks in with a powerful, driving rhythm that is like a shot of adrenaline, featuring Bobaflex’s signature phrasing (which is truly unique, and sets them apart from their fellow hard rock brethren). Whereas many bands today accentuate angst with growls, Bobaflex achieves the same effect with melodic gang vocals and harmonies. The band’s sound continues to evolve, to the point where even their breaks have a great deal of musicality. Saying that this is one of the best songs of the year would hold more weight if we weren’t still in January, but I have a feeling that this one is going to have staying power that lasts well into the year.

 

 

HRD SPIN CONTROL (by Adam Waldman and Jon Loveless)

Each week, we will share the songs that we think should be added to rotations, alongside the songs that we feel should be dropped from rotations, either because they are a bad fit for the format, or because they have run their course and it’s time for a new single from the artist.

SPIN IT…

BOBAFLEX“A Spider In The Dark”

SMASHING SATELLITES“Gamblin Man”

MEGADETH“Dystopia”

CILVER“I’m America”

UGLY KID JOE“She’s Already Gone”

SEPTEMBER MOURNING“Eye Of The Storm”

ADAKAIN“Hey Girl”

 

DROP IT…

Twenty One Pilots“Stressed Out”

Nate Rateliff & The Nightsweats“S.O.B.”

Cage The Elephant“Mess Around”

Ghost“Cirice”

The Struts“Kiss This”

In This Moment“Big Bad Wolf”

Trans-Siberian Orchestra – “Forget About The Blame”

 

 

THE BREAKDOWN by Jon Loveless

KING OF THE HILL

After more than a month as the bridesmaid, Five Finger Death Punch now sits at the top of the Mediabase Active Rock airplay chart.  “Wash It All Away” essentially maintained its airplay while Disturbed saw a significant decline in spins for “The Light” and slid back to #2.  Shinedown remains at #3 for a fifth straight week, but appears well-positioned for an eventual stint at the top of the chart with “State Of My Head.”

 

 

NOTABLE CHART MOVEMENT

No new entries into the Top 10 this week, but that’s likely to change a week from now, as several songs look to be starting their descent from the top…

Bring Me The Horizon reaches the Top 20 with “Happy Song” on a big jump in both chart positions and total spins…

New to the Top 30 this week a trio of disparate acts – last year’s breakout artist…Red Sun Rising, perennial format favorites…Papa Roach and newcomers…Failure Anthem

Arriving in the Top 40 this week, is the latest single from Adelita’s Way (which showed nice growth) and Slipknot’s latest (“Goodbye”), which is quietly picking up steam …

Two new songs make their Top 50 debut, including the lead single from the forthcoming Three Doors Down album (which will be their first full studio project in nearly five years).

 

 

THREE UP & THREE DOWN

MOVING UP

Pop Evil“Ways To Get High”

Bring Me The Horizon“Happy Song”

Papa Roach“Falling Apart”

 

DROPPING DOWN

Disturbed“The Light”

Halestorm“Become The Enemy”

Ghost“Cirice”

 

 

FUTURES REPORT

It appears that the holiday lull is coming to an end, with a number of significantly aged songs starting to slide.  While there are songs that certainly start out slow and take longer to pick up broad support, it’s really difficult to for me to believe that there is ANY song that needs to have a six-month stay in the Top 50 as a “current.”  Given how much play remains for many songs in their next stage as a “recurrent” (the term for songs that recently exited the charts but keep getting spins for familiarity purposes), it’s hard not to feel a little bit sorry for listeners who spend entire days with a particular station.  I can promise those folks that there really are a lot more quality songs than you’re allowed to hear.  There’s so much radio-quality material in the marketplace right now that it strikes me as downright unconscionable to be as stingy with spins and adds as many stations are.  I understand the mathematics of song rotation quite well, but there is a sore need in the format for more aggressive and inventive decision-makers.  Sadly, I’m not going to hold my breath for them to appear.

 

WRAP-UP

That’s all for this week.  Tune in to HardRockDaddy.com every Tuesday for the HRD Radio Report. \m/

 

Music Discovery Monday – 1/18/16

Music Discovery Monday - RIP Bowie

Hard Rock Daddy presents Music Discovery Monday – 1/18/16.

Each week, the HRD team shares songs that fly below radio’s radar, ranging from lesser-known artists to deeper cuts from both up-and-coming and established artists.

In addition to exposing the Hard Rock Daddy audience to new music that isn’t getting the attention that it deserves from radio, Music Discovery Monday also features a segment called “Hard Rock Music Time Machine,” which showcases older songs (from the ’70s to today) that hard rock music fans may have missed at the time of release.

In addition to appearing on the embedded YouTube playlists beneath each section, all songs featured on Music Discovery Monday can be listened to by clicking on the hyper-linked song titles.

Sadly, just like the first Music Discovery Monday of 2016, the second one also features a special tribute to a fallen rock legend, David Bowie.

 

 

 ADAM WALDMAN – (Publisher, Hard Rock Daddy)

DAVID BOWIE – “Lazurus”

David Bowie was an artist who created masterpieces.  Because of his penchant for imagery and theatrics, the video for “Lazurus” would likely have been accepted at face value, if not for his subsequent passing three days after its release.  The song itself (like much of Bowie’s work), wouldn’t be classified as “hard rock,” but the influence that he had on so many artists in the genre is the reason for a tribute in this forum.

Bowie transcended genres, radio formats and classification of any kind.  His work blazed trails for others to travel.  Countless artists cite him as an influence.  None ever came close to being called “the next Bowie.”  There was no such thing.  He truly was one-of-a-kind.

The music and lyrics of “Lazurus” are brought intensely to life by Bowie in the video for the song.  It is mesmerizing and disturbingly real on its own.  Knowing now that the song was foreshadowing his impending death – and offered as a parting gift to his fans – makes watching it painfully bittersweet, but also  makes you appreciative of his passion to be a creative force until his dying day.

Bowie could have spent his limited time left on earth with the ones that he loved.  He had already given the fans a lifetime of memories.  He owed us nothing, but gave more just the same.  Listen to the lyrics as you watch the video.  It is not art imitating life.  It is life and art intertwined.  None did it better than Bowie.

 

Please see the Hard Rock Music Time Machine segment (below) for a continuation of the tribute to the timeless work of David Bowie…

 

 

 

 JON LOVELESS – HRD Music Scout

WE ARE HARLOT – “One More Night”

Rowdy tune, with influences all over the place.  I first thought of Motley Crue, then felt more Faster Pussycat…and then, the short burst of scream/growl vocal kicked in out of nowhere.  Thankfully, that wasn’t overdone and they ended up with an energetic track that seems like something that would fare even better live.

 

VANILLA FUDGE – “I’m A Believer”

Yes, it’s THAT Vanilla Fudge.  Yes, it’s THAT “I’m A Believer.”  Yes, it’s new.   Somehow, it all seems to work.   Having three quarters of the original lineup surely helps keep the sound on point and tightly knit.  Think of it as “new old-school” or whatever works for you.  The band did a fine job on this unexpected track.

 

 

 

ROB DELL’AQUILA – HRD Music Scout

DARK SARAH – “Hunting The Dreamer”

After leaving symphonic metal band Amberian Dawn in 2012, Finnish lyric soprano Heidi Parviainen moved on to her own solo project, Dark Sarah.  The band’s debut album, Behind The Black Veil, is a concept album about a woman whose darker half awakens after she is abandoned at the altar.  On this track, driving bass and playful rhythms are set off brilliantly against the band’s orchestral elements.  Elsewhere, watch for guest appearances by Tony Kakko (Sonata Arctica), Inga Scharf (Van Canto), and Manuela Kraller (Xandria).

 

DARKYRA BLACK – “Of Fools And Gold”

From Australia, Darkyra Black delivers stunning vocals against a symphonic, often progressive, metal backdrop.  The songs on this newly released sophomore album are beautifully orchestrated, boasting full string and woodwind sections.  They consistently opt for authentic (sometimes ancient) instruments, over synthesized knockoffs.  There is a superficial comparison to be made to other metal bands fronted by females with operatic prowess (Nightwish, Within Temptation), but the compositions here are decidedly different.

 

 

 

   CHRIS HERZEGOVITCH – HRD Music Scout

DIVINER – “Kingdom Come”

Diviner is a Greek metal band that formed in 2011.  “Kingdom Come” comes from the band’s debut album (Fallen Empires), which was released last year.  This track has an old school, lower tech sound that will grab you from the first notes.  It’s reminiscent of “Holy Diver” by DIO, whose influence you can hear in Yiannis Papanikolaou’s vocals, as well as the guitar work of George Maroulees and Thimios Krikos.

 

ELDRITCH  “The Face I Wear”

Italy’s Eldritch has been around since 1991.  They are a progressive/power metal outfit named after Watchtower’s “The Eldritch” (which was among their favorites songs at the time).  “The Face I Wear” is really well done, with a thick rhythm and riffs leading up to a terrific bridge and the dramatic chorus (which is the crux of the song).  All-around great performances on this track.
 

 

SUBMISSIONS

To be considered for Music Discovery Monday, please e-mail a link to the song being submitted on YouTube and an artist bio to – submissions@MusicDiscoveryMonday.com

 

 

HARD ROCK MUSIC TIME MACHINE

 ADAM WALDMAN

DAVID BOWIE – “Heroes” (1977)

Back when MTV first launched, it was as revolutionary to members of Generation X as social media is to today’s younger generations.  For the most part, the videos that appeared on MTV were reflective of the times…colorful, upbeat, and often-times, kind of campy.  And then, there was David Bowie’s “Heroes,” a hauntingly beautiful song that used lyrics and melody to paint a mental picture with a video that simply featured the emotive rock icon passionately delivering the song as only he could.  Its beauty lied in its simplicity.  It’s hard to say if this was the song that turned me on to Bowie, but it was the one that left the most indelible mark on me.  It wasn’t until his recent passing that I realized just what a hero Bowie was to so many people from such different walks of life.  His influence will last well beyond his time on earth.

 

 

DAVID BOWIE – “Ziggy Stardust” (1972)

It’s not an exaggeration to say that without David Bowie, glam rock may never have existed, or even “hair bands” for that matter.  What eventually killed the glam/hair movement was a cultural change happening around the same time that a number of bands focused more on style than substance.  The final nail in the coffin was when a good portion of the genre morphed into a parody of itself.

Bowie did glam with substance and a flair for theatrics.  Perhaps there is no better example than the alter ego that he created in the form of Ziggy Stardust, which was much more than a classic song from a concept album.  Bowie became Ziggy Stardust, and not only made gender-bending and androgyny acceptable; he made it cool.

If you’re a fan of glam rock and ‘80s hair metal, you owe a debt of gratitude to Bowie / Ziggy Stardust for paving the way for numerous bands.

 

 

DAVID BOWIE – “Space Oddity” (1969)

With a plethora of hits and lesser-known tracks to choose from, the decision to include “Space Oddity” was made easy after seeing a throng of Bowie fans singing the song in its entirety at a tribute in the streets of New York City after learning of their hero’s passing.  The video does more justice than words describing it ever could (click here to view).  There were some in the crowd that weren’t even born when the song was released, and many more who were too young to have appreciated it at the time.  It’s hard to think of many songs in rock history that are capable of creating such powerful theater of the mind.  That was the brilliance of Bowie.  He was more than a singer or songwriter.  He was an artist with a unique ability to tell stories and make you feel things in a visceral way.  There will never be another one like him.

 

RIP David Bowie!  Thank you for sharing your creativity with the world, and serving as a tremendous inspiration for so many.

 

 

 

JON LOVELESS

SIXX A.M. – “Deadlihood” (2011)

A song that just, well, “sounds like Sixx A.M.” to me.  Tempo and intensity changes weave you through the story.  With a new album (or is it albums, plural?) reportedly being mixed this month, it should be sometime later this year that we’ll find out if this is still what the band sounds like.  I lean toward hoping that it is.

 

CONEY HATCH – “Blown Away” (2013)

An under-hyped reunion album that brought the original lineup together for the first time in nearly 30 years.  Coney Hatch is a band that could probably be referred to as under-appreciated (both the first time around AND the second as well).

 

 

 

  ROB DELL’AQUILA

SOLAR FRAGMENT – “Inside The Circle” (2011)

With roots in the German power metal underground, Solar Fragment stormed the international scene in 2011 with In Our Hands.  On this hard hitting track, vocalist Robert Leger, who has often been compared to Hansi Kursch, is actually joined by the Blind Guardian vocalist, for a tour de force of bombastic harmonies.

 

NEVERLAND – “To Lose The Sun” (2008)

There are a dozen bands, past and present, called Neverland.  This favorite began as a collaboration between Turkish melodic metal band Dreamtone, and Greek vocalist Iris Mavraki. Blind Guardian’s Hansi Kursch appeared as a guest vocalist on their debut album in 2008, and crushes all hope on this powerful, heartbreaking track.
 

 

 

 CHRIS HERZEGOVITCH

MORIFADE “The Enemy Within” (2002)

Morifade is a Swedish prog/power metal band with mystical themes.  The band has been around since the late ‘90s.  “The Enemy Within” is from their 2002 release, Imaginarium.  It features tight, competent musicianship all around, with a really good melodic refrain and chorus.  Standouts are Kristian Wallin’s vocals and the dualing/harmonic guitar work of Robin Arnell and Mathias Kamijo.

 

DARKWATER – “Why I Bleed” (2010)

Darkwater takes you on an epic prog metal trip with “Why I Bleed.”  True to the genre, complex time changes and various styles abound in expert fashion behind the outstanding vocals of Henrik Båth.  Together since 2003, this track is from their 2010 album, Where Stories End.
 

Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown – Week of 1-16-16

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Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown for the week of 1-16-16.

The 1-16-16 Big ‘Uns Countdown playlist can also be found on www.HardRockDaddyNetwork.com (the HRD YouTube channel), in addition to archived playlists dating back to 2013.  Links to reviews of songs from the countdown are featured at the bottom of the page.

**Many of these artists were featured on Hard Rock Daddy’s Top 135 Hard Rock Songs of 2015

#15 – “Tear Down The Wall” – ART OF DYING

#14 –  “Emotionless” – RED SUN RISING 

#13 –  “Bloodfeather” – HIGHLY SUSPECT

#12 –  “Inside Yourself” – GODSMACK

#11 –  “Let Me Live My Life” – SAINT ASONIA

#10 –  “Fallen Angel” – THREE DAYS GRACE

#9 –    “Finally Free” – STITCHED UP HEART

# 8 –   “State Of My Head” – SHINEDOWN

# 7 –   “Here’s To The Heartache” – NOTHING MORE

# 6 –   “Gimme Shelter” – STONE SOUR (f. LZZY HALE)

# 5 –   “The Light” – DISTURBED

# 4 –   “Vice Grip” – PARKWAY DRIVE

# 3 –   “Until The World Goes Cold” – TRIVIUM

# 2 –   “Happy Song” – BRING ME THE HORIZON

# 1 –   “Wash It All Away” – FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH

 

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