News Update 18 August 2008

August 18, 2008 – 10:41

HIM’s online store is having a huge summer blow out sale, with up to 50% off on select items, click here to head on over

Bubble are back after a two year hiatus. “Thank you for your endless emails and messages on myspace during our time off. It was nice to know our fans still cared! We’ve got a new bassplayer and a gig booked at the Viper Room on Sept 25 2008 @ 8pm w/ the Dollyrots (21+)

Lovvers debut release with Wichita comes in the form of a 7 song CD/LP entitled ‘THINK’, released on September 29th. Clocking in at just under 13 minutes, it gives you the perfect amount of time you need to piss off your boss, quit your job and throw out those shitty records you keep getting told to buy. Lovvers are a strange mix of music’s forgotten/blank generation, re-calling the spirit of Darby Crashes’ Germs, the weirdness of Flipper, Wipers style pop and the careless attitude of The Replacements; at one show a girl was so confused/annoyed that she wrote to KERRANG! describing this music as highly offensive, wanting to erase them from her mind

Seattle area transplant (via Boston) Ben Averch has unleashed his second solo album, ‘Start At The Beginning’ through his own Automatic Earth label, featuring standout tracks including the crushing rocker “It Ain’t Me” and the epic, atmospheric “The Source of Love”. Having been called a “one man symphony of prog rock”, Averch is an accomplished bassist, guitarist, vocalist, keyboardist, songwriter, producer and engineer and utilizes all of those talents throughout every second of his sophomore effort. The fifteen song opus reflects Ben’s influences which range from electronica to intricate prog rock and acoustic singer/songwriter styled ballads. With ‘Start At The Beginning’, Ben Averch has delivered an album that speaks
to people from every walk of life as well as many genre specific music fans – all in a timeframe of 62 minutes. For more information on Ben Averch, and to stream the entire album, visit URL

New York, NY – Neo-Clasic Rock afficiandos The Lizards have released a new DVD and CD simultaneously, much to the elation of their devoted fanbase worldwide. The Lizards new live DVD entitled ’4.2.11′ (an inside nod to ‘Spinal Tap’), features the band in top performance at various locations and is peppered throughout with new interviews. The performances featured on the new DVD were filmed with multiple cameras for maximum visual excitement. In conjuction with the release of The Lizards live DVD comes a new studio CD comprised of classic rock covers called ‘Archeology’, in which the band rocks new life into each legendary song. The Lizards ’4.2.11′ DVD and ‘Archeology’ CD are available from the bands official website as well as Amazon, CDBaby, and iTunes. The Lizards have also resumed work on their fifth studio CD of originals titled ‘Reptilicus Maximus’

Keri Kelli News: KK is very excited to announce custom designed Guitar Hero Faceplates now available in the merchandise section! “With the coolest video game sweeping the planet, I have enlisted Painted Axe to help create these new designs. Please check their site out at URL”. The new Alice Cooper Video/Movie for Feminine Side/Killed By Love/Vengeance is almost complete. “August 31st, Chuck Garric and I, along with friends Jani Lane (Warrant), A. Jay Popoff (LIT) and Chad Stewart (Faster Pussycat) will be playing at the VIP after-show party located at the Meridian Theatre in Houston, TX. We’ll be performing as “The Arrogant Bastards”. More info on this special event can be found at URL”. “All the current Cooper dates are listed in the tour section as well as new photos from the 2008 European tour. Please stop in and check them out!”

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