Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Hell Yeah, Machine Head, Nonpoint and Ankla to tour

Bieler Bros. Records is excited to announce the inclusion of both NONPOINT and ANKLA in this winter's upcoming "MORE BALLS, MORE VOLUME, MORE STRENGTH TOUR" featuring all-star headliners, HELL YEAH and metal-powerhouse, MACHINE HEAD.
Fresh off headlining the massively successful, "GREAT AMERICAN RAMPAGE TOUR", NONPOINT couldn't be more excited about taking part in this winter's hottest metal tour. NONPOINT's latest release "VENGEANCE" hit stores November 6th and features the band's fastest rising single ever, "March Of War".
Opening the tour will be the Latin-Metal Monster, ANKLA. After having spent the majority of 2007 touring the nation as part of OZZFEST 2007 and "THE GREAT AMERICAN RAMPAGE", ANKLA are excited to bring their pulverizing, Latin fused mayhem to a new audience in 2008. ANKLA's explosive BOB MARLETTE (Black Sabbath) produced debut album, "STEEP TRAILS", is in stores now.

HELLYEAH--one of rock’s most successful new acts--have announced the second leg of their national headlining Balls, Volume, Strength Tour with Machine Head, Nonpoint and Ankla supporting. After wrapping the first leg of the successful tour December 16 in Amarillo, TX, the trek will re-launch January 25 in Clifton Park, NY, with dates running through March.
The explosive and uncompromising HELLYEAH--featuring Pantera and Damageplan double-kick maestro, drummer Vinnie Paul, singer Chad Gray and guitarist Greg Tribbett (both from Mudvayne), along with guitarist Tom Maxwell (from Nothingface) and bassist Bob Zilla (from Damageplan)--have just released their third single “Thank You” which is the most added at Active Rock Radio two weeks in a row; it’s a shout-out to the band’s recently departed family members: VINNIE’s brother Dimebag Darrell, Tom’s mother, and Chad’s grandmother.
“It’s a very emotional track for anyone who’s been through a crazy loss,” CHAD said in a March 2007 feature in Revolver. “Dime was brutally murdered. I watched my grandmother, who was this thriving, full-of-life soul, get whittled down to nothing because of cancer. I just felt we owed a big thank you to all of them.”
“It was very powerful,” says VINNIE of the first time he heard the completed song. “It made me think of how much my brother had done for me, and how much we had done together, and how much I miss him and how important it is for me and everyone to know we love him and appreciate him.”
In other news, HELLYEAH recently released their BELOW THE BELT DVD (Epic Records) which offers fans an inside look at the band’s life on the road with clips dating back to the day the band was formed. BELOW THE BELT debuted at #21 and features footage from multiple live performances and music videos, as well as personal interviews with all band members. Other highlights include snippets of the band’s first recording sessions at Dimebag Darrell’s legendary Chasin’ Jason studio in Dallas, TX, as well as backstage footage from the band’s world tour.
HELLYEAH’s self-titled debut CD entered Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart at #9 earlier this year, with current sales of over 250,000. The disc features vocals that veer maniacally between singer and song, surging, southern metal guitar groove, throbbing bass lines and hammering, ground-shaking beats, all with a feel and flavor that’s both contemporary and timeless. The hunger for living life on the edge shines throughout HELLYEAH. The songs are rebellious, aggressive and sonically diverse, including the two previous Top 5 singles “You Wouldn’t Know” and “Alcohaulin’ Ass.”
Catch HELLYEAH on the road in the following cities:

Date City Venue
With Machine Head, Nonpoint and Ankla:
Fri 1/25 Clinfton Park, NY Northern Lights
Sat 1/26 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
Sun 1/27 Richmond, VA Toad’s Place
Tue 1/29 Charleston, SC The Music Farm
Wed 1/30 Charlotte, NC Amos Southend
Fri 2/1 Allentown, PA Crocodile Rock
Sat 2/2 Atlantic City, NJ House of Blues
Tue 2/5 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
Wed 2/6 Providence, RI Lupo’s
Fri 2/8 Mokena, IL The Pearl Room
Sat 2/9 Traverse City, MI Streeters (no Machine Head)
Sun 2/10 Flint, MI The Machine Shop (no Machine Head)
Fri 2/15 Milwaukee, WI The Eagles Club

More dates announced soon.

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