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Author Archive: Todd 'ToddStar' Jolicoeur

ToddStar - that's me... just a rocking accountant who had dreams of being a rock star. I get to do the next best thing to rocking the globe - I get to take pictures of the lucky ones that do. I love to shoot all genres of music and different types of performers. If it is related to music, I love to photograph it. I get to shoot and hang with not only some of my friends and idols, but some of the coolest people around today.

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A LIFE ONCE LOST: MetalSucks.net Streaming New Album ‘Ecstatic Trance’ in Full Today!

A LIFE ONCE LOST: MetalSucks.net Streaming New Album ‘Ecstatic Trance’ in Full Today!

| 19 October 2012 | Reply

Today, A LIFE ONCE LOST and MetalSucks.net have launched a stream of the band’s new album, Ecstatic Trance, due out in North America on October 22nd and internationally on November 16th via Season of Mist. The album is streaming in its entirety now at this location. Take a listen and then make sure to pre-order the album! Ecstatic Trance is available for pre-order in four different versions: jewel […]

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REVOCATION North American Headline Tour Presented by Scion A/V Kicks off Tonight!

REVOCATION North American Headline Tour Presented by Scion A/V Kicks off Tonight!

| 19 October 2012 | Reply

Massachusetts metallers REVOCATION will kick off their North America headline tour presented by Scion A/V tonight October 18th in Trenton, NJ. The tour runs through November 17th in Manchester, NH.  Support on the tour will come from A Life Once Lost and KEN mode. In conjunction with the tour, Scion A/V is released a new EP from REVOCATION earlier […]

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Sharks Reveal Video For “Luck”

Sharks Reveal Video For “Luck”

| 19 October 2012 | Reply

Los Angeles, CA – October 18, 2012 – UK band Sharks today revealed a new music video for “Luck” from their debut  full length album, No Gods, which was released last March via Rise Records. The video was shot in Northampton and directed by Ryan Macktfall. Said the band’s James Mattock, “The video for Luck was shot in Northampton at my […]

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Emeli Sande Announces U.S. Tour

Emeli Sande Announces U.S. Tour

| 19 October 2012 | Reply

October 18, 2012 — New York, NY — Breakthrough UK sensation Emeli Sandé will launch a U.S. theater tour in January 2013. Included are dates that were necessarily rescheduled from the fall due to a hectic international itinerary along with new shows announced for New York, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Seattle, San Diego, and other cities. Tickets for the previously […]

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UPON THIS DAWNING – To Keep Us Safe

UPON THIS DAWNING – To Keep Us Safe

| 19 October 2012 | Reply

Label: Fearless Records Release Date: October 23, 2012 Rating: 8/10 Reviewed by: ToddStar Anything Italian is tops in my book right now, as I prepare for ten days there next month.  Add the fact that a young Italian band has been signed to one of my favorite labels and I have already interviewed them in […]

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CD REVIEW: IN THIS MOMENT – Blood

CD REVIEW: IN THIS MOMENT – Blood

| 19 October 2012 | Reply

Label: Century Media Release Date: August 14, 2012 Rating: 9/10 Reviewed by: ToddStar If there is one band that I didn’t expect to like, it is In This Moment.  They were one of those heavy bands from the genre that I really didn’t care for.  Then I took the time to check them out – […]

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HELSTAR – XXX: Thirty Years Of Hel

HELSTAR – XXX: Thirty Years Of Hel

| 19 October 2012 | Reply

Label: AFM Records Release Date: October 2, 2012 Rating: 9/10 Reviewed by: ToddStar What happens if you take equal parts Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, and Metallica?  You produce their bastard offspring known as Helstar.  Never heard of ‘em?  Then get your ass online or to the CD store (yes, those still exist) and pick up […]

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Between The Buried And Me Land Best Billboard Debut in Band History

Between The Buried And Me Land Best Billboard Debut in Band History

| 18 October 2012 | Reply

Oct. 17, 2012, LOS ANGELES – Between The Buried And Me’s ambitious concept album, The Parallax II: Future Sequence, gave the North Carolina-based band their highest one week sales figure and Billboard chart position (17,102 and #22 respectively) since the band’s inception in the early 2000’s. The band, who are currently in Gothenburg, Sweden expressed their […]

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SAINT DIABLO: recording Spanish songs, hit the road supporting In This Moment on tour

SAINT DIABLO: recording Spanish songs, hit the road supporting In This Moment on tour

| 18 October 2012 | Reply

October 17, 2012 – Richmond, VA’s SAINT DIABLO are currently wrapping up Spanish vocal versions of several songs from their debut self-titled CD recently released through Eclipse Records (Mushroomhead, Scum of the Earth, Bobaflex). The band is currently tracking vocals at Darth Fader Studios (Richmond, VA) where Grant Rutledge who holds engineering credits on past Lamb of God & GWAR albums will be […]

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SPIRALARMS Announces “Revivalution Tour 2012” – Direct Support from ZED, SWERVER to Open

SPIRALARMS Announces “Revivalution Tour 2012” – Direct Support from ZED, SWERVER to Open

| 18 October 2012 | Reply

Heavy rockers SPIRALARMS rose from the ashes of millennial bands Systematic, Forbidden and Manmade God. This sextet has one mission. That mission is to uplift today’s music scene by bringing true heavy melodic rock to the forefront. To help accomplish that task, the band has announced a six day tour of California (and Reno, NV) that will […]

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The Infamous Stringdusters Release Silver Sky – Deluxe Edition, Announce Fall Dates and NYE Plans

The Infamous Stringdusters Release Silver Sky – Deluxe Edition, Announce Fall Dates and NYE Plans

| 18 October 2012 | Reply

The Infamous Stringdusters’ constant, relentless, revelatory musical evolution is on display throughout the band’s new double disc release Silver Sky-Deluxe Edition (October 16, 2012 / High Country Recordings and SCI Fidelity). Fresh off a hugely successful third installment of the band’s beloved festival – simply dubbed The Festy, an appearance at the recent International Bluegrass Awards, and a feature […]

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The Sword Partners With Napalm Records For European Release Of Apocryphon; UK/European Headline Tour Announced

The Sword Partners With Napalm Records For European Release Of Apocryphon; UK/European Headline Tour Announced

| 18 October 2012 | Reply

The Sword and their U.S. based label, Razor & Tie are pleased to announce that they have entered into a licensing agreement with Napalm Records for the European distribution of The Sword’s new studio album, Apocryphon. Based in Germany, Napalm has been for many years the home to major hard rock and metal acts in Europe. To support its European release, The Sword will commence […]

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THE CASKET LOTTERY – Real Fear

THE CASKET LOTTERY – Real Fear

| 18 October 2012 | Reply

Label: No Sleep Records Release Date: November 6, 2012 Rating: 8/10 Reviewed by: ToddStar I have never really been a big fan of indie punk rock.  I am not sure what it is, but it just never rang my bell.  That is until I heard the new release from The Casket Lottery. The song structure […]

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AEON ZEN Sign With Nightmare Records

AEON ZEN Sign With Nightmare Records

| 17 October 2012 | Reply

English progressive-metallers AEON ZEN are back with their latest opus entitled Enigma, which is an ambitiously creative and powerful concept album featuring nine continuous tracks showing the strengths of the band, as well as two bonus tracks. Enigma will be released January 22, 2013 on Nightmare Records. On working with Nightmare Records, AEON ZEN‘screator Rich Hinks said, “Nightmare Records is without a […]

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STOLEN BABIES Releases Physical Version of New Album ‘Naught’ Today!

STOLEN BABIES Releases Physical Version of New Album ‘Naught’ Today!

| 17 October 2012 | Reply

Avant-garde metal band STOLEN BABIES are releasing the physical version of their new album, Naught, today! The album is already available via iTunes, Amazon and all other standard digital retailers, but is now also available at your local record store. SEE WHAT THE PRESS IS SAYING ABOUT STOLEN BABIES AND NAUGHT: “The production is beautifully done, sounding fresh and […]

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UK’S DEPARTURES SIGNS WITH NO SLEEP RECORDS; NEW ALBUM OUT NOVEMBER 27

UK’S DEPARTURES SIGNS WITH NO SLEEP RECORDS; NEW ALBUM OUT NOVEMBER 27

| 17 October 2012 | Reply

October 16, 2012 – Los Angeles, CA – Orange County based No Sleep Records has announced the addition of UK rock band Departures to it’s burgeoning roster with plans to release their sophomore album, Teenage Haze, on November 27 in conjunction with In At The Deep End Records who will release the album to the rest […]

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Noel Gallagher – DVD Out Today – Band To Kick Off Tour Next Week!

Noel Gallagher – DVD Out Today – Band To Kick Off Tour Next Week!

| 17 October 2012 | Reply

October 16, 2012 – “International Magic Live At The O2” is out today and comprises two DVDs packed with exclusive footage.  Disc 1 features Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds live at London’s O2 on Feb 26, 2012, the biggest Arena show Noel’s band have played to date.  Disc 2 features an acoustic set by Noel at the Virgin Mobile Mod […]

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Adult Swim Releases Highly-Anticipated Dethklok Album, Metalocalypse: Dethklok Dethalbum III, Today!

Adult Swim Releases Highly-Anticipated Dethklok Album, Metalocalypse: Dethklok Dethalbum III, Today!

| 17 October 2012 | Reply

Adult Swim is pleased to announce today’s release of the brand new album from DETHKLOK, the brutal animated band from the Metalocalypse television series, Metalocalypse: Dethklok Dethalbum III. From Williams Street Records, the network’s independent music label, the third album from the chart-topping band will be released in a variety of formats including a standard CD, clean CD and Deluxe Edition […]

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ALL TIME LOW and YELLOWCARD Announce U.S. and Canadian co-headlining tour dates

ALL TIME LOW and YELLOWCARD Announce U.S. and Canadian co-headlining tour dates

| 17 October 2012 | Reply

October 16, 2012- Baltimore, MD – Fresh off their crazy “Triptacular” global release event for new album, “Don’t Panic,” the 4-piece pop-punk band, All Time Low, is excited to announce a stringof co-headlining U.S. and Canadian tour dates with Hopeless Records label mates, Yellowcard. All Time Low is currently out supporting their new album on a nationwide headliner, titled, “The Rock Show […]

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World-Renowned Surrealist VINCENT CASTIGLIA Scheduled to Appear on Today at 4pm ET on The Jay Thomas Show on Sirius XM Channel 104

World-Renowned Surrealist VINCENT CASTIGLIA Scheduled to Appear on Today at 4pm ET on The Jay Thomas Show on Sirius XM Channel 104

| 17 October 2012 | Reply

Brooklyn-born and world-renowned surrealist VINCENT CASTIGLIA is scheduled to appear on Sirius XM satellite radio today at 4pm as part of The Jay Thomas Show, which airs on Channel 104 “Stars Too”. Vincent and Jay will discuss VINCENT CASTIGLIA’s solo art exhibition, entitled ‘Resurrection’, which is open now at Sacred Gallery NYC, as well as Vincent’s artistic process. […]

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