Deadland Ritual Tour Dates

Very happy to share the first European tour with my new band Deadland Ritual Go to www.deadlandritual.com for more info More dates coming soon!!!
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Deadland Ritual (Geezer Butler, Matt Sorum, Steve Stevens, Franky Perez ) Debut New Song, Video

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On Feb. 4, 2017, Black Sabbath played their final show, leaving fans to wonder when or if they'd ever get new music from the original members of heavy metal's prime movers. For Geezer Butler, the answer is yes, and it's coming in the form of Deadland Ritual, a new group with a powerhouse lineup featuring drummer Matt Sorum (Guns N' Roses, The Cult, Velvet Revolver), guitarist Steve Stevens (Billy Idol) and singer Franky Perez (Apocalyptica, Scars on Broadway) alongside the legendary bass player. Get your first taste with the music video for "Down in Flames," premiering right here at Loudwire.

The sound of Deadland Ritual isn't typical for any of the members involved and while they all maintain their own distinctive hallmarks, it's united with a renewed spirit and something immediately recognizable as unique. "Down in Flames" lies more in hard rock than metal with doomy overtones and soulful playing. Tension drives this track, each moment a nail-biter waiting to see where Deadland Ritual move next.

 

"I was working on a new solo album when this came to light," Butler notes. "It was appealing for me to work in a band environment because that's what I'm used to, so [it] feels really natural. I'm really looking forward to playing shows with these guys."

As for how the lineup fell into place, when asked who called who when starting the project, Sorum recalls, "Steve and Franky were the first guys I called. We knew we wanted to create a heavier rock sound, but when I contacted Geezer and he agreed to play I knew this could be a great band. Not long after we connected with producer Greg Fidelman, Deadland Ritual was born."

With two festival dates on their 2019 schedule (Download and Hellfest on June 14 and June 22, respectively), Deadland Ritual aren't rushing anything. As they continue to write, more singles will be released and there's also the possibility that the group will arrive at a full-length album. As for the live set list, they're promising to take a deep dive into each members' catalog and Sorum vows they're “not the typical songs you would expect."

For more updates, keep your eyes on the Deadland Ritual website and follow them on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.


The Big Bad Blues Tour Nov-Dec 2018: Billy F Gibbons featuring Matt Sorum, Austin Hanks & Elwood Francis

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Billy F Gibbons, guitarist/vocalist for Texas trio ZZ Top, has just announced an October/November North American tour in support of his sophomore solo album effort The Big Bad Blues. Billy and his band, consisting of drummer Matt Sorum (Guns ‘N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver), left handed guitarist Austin Hanks, and Elwood Francis, DJ and harmonica player, will be hitting the road from NYC to California on the two dozen date tour that includes a multi-night stand at New York’s Iridium and culminates at the fabled Troubadour in West Hollywood. Ticket sales begin Tuesday, August 14.


Veterans Benefit Show - Highline Ballroom, NYC - 12/16/16

More info and tickets: http://www.wallstreetrocks.org/2016-events/december-16-2016/

At Wall Street Rocks, our mission is simple: Harness the power of music to bring about change for America’s heroes. With a little help from our friends across the financial sector, our benefit shows aim to raise awareness and funding for veteran and first responder charities such as Hope 4 The Warriors and Operation Finally Home. These courageous men and women have our backs every day, and now, Wall Street Rocks has theirs.

This year's event is very special and will feature a killer all-star band made up of amazing musicians and artists.
We have a limited amount of tickets for you to get up close and personal with
Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top),
John Popper (Blues Traveler),
Matt Sorum (GnR)
Carmine Rojas (David Bowie)
and our special musical director/keyboard player,
Martin Guigui.
Come and participate in a special evening of music,
Your ticket purchase is tax deductable and the proceeds will go to two incredible veteran charities
For questions and additional information, please send an email to [email protected]


Billboard: Matt Sorum's Fierce Joy, 'The Sea': Exclusive Song Premiere

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The ex-Guns N' Roses drummer returns with a new solo album... says Velvet Revolver is talking about a return. "We don't want to throw it away, 'cause it's something we built"

When it comes to solo albums, Matt Sorum seems to be on the every 10 years plan. But he doesn't want to repeat that decade-long gap between his new "Stratosphere" and its predecessor, "Hollywood Zen."

"I hope that maybe I can sell enough of this one to make another one, to make my investors say, 'OK, let's do it again,' " the drummer of Guns N' Roses, Velvet Revolver and The Cult fame tells Billboard. "I'm actually going to take the time to push this album. When I did 'Hollywood Zen,' I never did any press, never put a band together. We just did that (Velvet Revolver) 'Contraband' record right after. Now I'm focused on taking this all the way -- as far as I can, anyway -- and see how it unfolds and hope people gravitate towards it and hopefully just listen to it for the music, number one, instead of having a preconceived notion of this guy from all these rock bands."

For complete article and to listen to streaming track go here:
www.billboard.com/articles/news/5930354/matt-sorum-fierce-joy-the-sea-ong-premiere-album-velvet-revolver-update


MATT SORUM'S FIERCE JOY: More 'Stratosphere' Album Details Revealed

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Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer and legendary drummer of GUNS N' ROSES, VELVET REVOLVER and THE CULT, Matt Sorum will release his new album, "Stratosphere", under the moniker MATT SORUM'S FIERCE JOY on March 11 on Rok Dok Recordings via Kobalt Label Services.

"Stratosphere" is major departure from the hard-hitting rock Sorum is best known for. His intense passion for animal and human rights, and need to give back heavily influenced the narrative and acoustic orchestration of the album.

"Over the years, I've been influenced by my surroundings and sometimes that hasn't always been for the better," says Sorum. "But after years of soul searching, I organically fell into a different state of mind.

"With many lessons learned along the way, it seemed like the perfect time to do a record in my own voice, if you will. It's as real and exposed as anything I've ever offered my in my career, and I hope you enjoy it."

Besides stepping behind the mic for lead vocals, Sorum wrote the entire album, and plays acoustic guitar and piano.

"I've always played acoustic, so I wanted to use that as the feel of the record," Matt says.

"I chose the musicians I wanted by records they had played on, and diverse instruments such as mellotron, slide guitar and ethnic percussion.

"I always wanted orchestration, so this album was the canvas for that as well."

Pre-order "Stratosphere" now on iTunes and get an instant download of "The Sea".

Check out the first webisode (in a series of 5) about of the making of "Stratosphere" below.

MATT SORUM'S FIERCE JOY - "Stratosphere" track listing:

01. Intro - Stratosphere Part 1
02. The Sea
03. What Ziggy Says
04. For the Wild Ones
05. Goodbye To You
06. Gone
07. Lady of the Stone
08. Ode to Nick Drake
09. Blue
10. Josephine
11. Land of the Pure
12. Killers N Lovers
13. The Lonely Teardrop
14. Outro - Stratosphere Part 2

Speaking to The Street, Sorum stated about his inspiration for the "Stratosphere" CD: "I'm known as a rock guy, but I've always loved so many diverse artists. I was a huge Joni Mitchell fan; I remember listening to a lot of her records back to back. Neil Young, Tom Petty, THE BEATLES, of course, and I was a huge Bowie fan. I was also into progressive stuff, like early GENESIS, Peter Gabriel era. You can hear that influence on the new album; there are a couple of songs that have some interesting time changes.

"I've always dabbled on the acoustic guitar, and I wrote a couple songs for VELVET REVOLVER. In GUNS N' ROSES, Axl [Rose] and Slash looked to me for arrangements. I wasn't the predominant songwriter, but I've always been involved in the process.

"When I put 'Stratosphere' together, I actually had a lot of it on cassette. I'd been writing the songs over the years, and I wanted to do an album that was just coming from me, regardless of anyone's expectations."

Asked if MATT SORUM'S FIERCE JOY will go out on tour, Sorum said: "We're going to tour, but it isn't going to be a typical rock show. If I'm going to front a band, I can't see myself, at my age, jumping up and playing rock and roll the way Dave Grohl does. Dave pulls it off, running around the stage with an electric guitar. But would that feel right for me? How can I make this feel natural, a natural progression, growing into the man that I finally feel that I am, and saying what I want to say now?"

Sorum played a brand new solo song entitled "The Sea" on November 18, 2013 at Avalon Hollywood in Los Angeles. Fan-filmed video footage of performance — featuring Sorum on guitar and vocals — can be seen below.

Sorum told The Street about the track: "I wrote that song on acoustic, then piano.

"I always heard the desert was a cool place to write, so I headed out to Joshua Tree. Then in my hometown, we used to go to a little beach getaway called the Surf and Sand, and I wrote the lyric to 'The Sea' there. I was sitting on a balcony, overlooking the ocean, thinking about life. I started thinking about the sea as a metaphor for spiritual awakening."

"Lady of the Stone" Music Video

"For The Wild Ones" Music Video

"The Sea" Music Video

Making of "Stratosphere" webisode 1:

Making of "Stratosphere" webisode 2:

Making of "Stratosphere" webisode 3:

Making of "Stratosphere" webisode 4:

Making of "Stratosphere" webisode 5:

"The Sea" performance footage:

Read more at http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/matt-sorums-fierce-joy-more-stratosphere-album-details-revealed/#yxjFF6mARzTllHxg.99