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 Fans Who Pre-Order Bullet for My Valentine’s Forthcoming Album Temper Temper in Stores 2/12 Gain Access to Tour Tickets Before They Go On Sale to the General Public


United Stations Radio Networks’ nationally syndicated radio show “hardDrive” announced this week upcoming tour dates for their 2013 hardDrive Live “Five Tour” (the 5th annual) with headlining Welsh rockers Bullet For My Valentine, main support Halestorm, special guests Young Guns, and openers Stars In Stereo.  The tour will kick off April 12th in Denver, CO at the Fillmore and will hit The Palladium in Worcester on May 1th.


Hard Drive Buller

Bullet for My Valentine

Comments Matt Tuck of Bullet for My Valentine, “We’re super stoked to be touring America again. We’re going to be bringing the big hits and big guns. With the new album [Temper Temper], our fourth, we’ve got loads of songs to choose from.   Thanks to ‘hardDrive,’ sky’s the limit in the States! “


Hard Drive Halestorm


Lzzy Hale of Halestorm says, “’hardDrive’ has been such a huge part of us breaking in the last couple of years.  The show has always supported us and what we do.  We can’t wait to get back on the road in front of real rock fans with our friends in Bullet, Young Guns, and Stars in Stereo. It’s going to be a great time.”


Young Guns

Young Guns

‘We did one of our very first US interviews with ‘hardDrive’’s Roxy Myzal last year,” says Gus Wood, lead singer for Young Guns. “It was so exciting to be speaking to someone that was aware of our band, even at that early stage for us in the States.  Since then everyone at ‘hardDriveh has been supportive and instrumental in helping us to progress as quickly as we have. We’re super grateful and honoured to be involved with this tour, and we can’t wait to get started. See you down front!”



Stars in Stereo

And Stars in Stereo comments adds, “We can’t wait to be a part of this ‘hardDrive’ tour.  With our first album coming out right beforehand, we couldn’t ask for better company to release it in and couldn’t imagine a better tour to support it with.  We won’t waste the opportunity to learn a thing or two from Bullet for My Valentine, Halestorm, and Young Guns either.  You can expect a lot of energy and excitement coming from SinS!”



Bullet for My Valentine is gearing up for the release of their brand new album Temper Temper on February 12th (RCA). Fans can pre-order their new album now; it includes an exclusive limited edition Tshirt and access to tickets for the tour prior to the on-sale date for the general public. The album’s first single, “Riot,” was just released at all digital providers to overwhelming critical raves. In a 5 out of 5 star review, Artist Direct writes, “‘Riot’ stands out as one of the most incendiary sonic grenades in Bullet for My Valentine’s well-stocked arsenal.” Click Here Towatch Red Hot New “Riot” Video. Bullet for My Valentine’s album Temper Temper was produced by Don Gilmore (Linkin Park / Pearl Jam) who worked with the band on their previous album, 2010’s Fever, and was recorded in Thailand and Wales. Fever debuted in the Top 10 in the UK (#5), USA (#3), Japan (#1), Australia (#5), Austria (#2), Canada (#4), Germany (#3) and Switzerland (#7). The metal giants recently headlined the UK’s Radio 1’s Rock Week at the BBC Maida Vale studios where they debuted the title track.


Upon its release last spring, The Strange Case Of…, the second album from Atlantic Records artist Halestorm, shot to the #1 slot on Billboard’s Hard Rock Albums chart. The first single, “Love Bites (So Do I),” marked the first song by a female fronted group to top the active rock chart, and earned the band a Grammy nomination for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance.  Halestorm will perform the song, which was the #1 song of 2012 on SiriusXM’s “Octane,” on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Tuesday, January 29th.  Last year, frontwoman Lzzy Hale appeared on the cover of Revolver, who named her their #1 “Hottest Chick in Hard Rock.”  True road warriors, Halestorm spent much of 2012 on tour, including countless headline dates around the world, support slots alongside Avenged Sevenfold, Godsmack, Staind, and the one and only Alice Cooper, plus festival tours like the Carnival of Madness 2012 Tour with Evanescence.

 For more information on Halestorm, visit, and


Buzz continues to build for UK rock band Young Guns, who recently made headlines when Kerrang! awarded their new single “Bones” the No. 1 spot on its list of the “250 Greatest Rock Songs of 2012.” Thanks to “Bones,” a song whose companion video has racked up more than 1.3 million YouTube views, Young Guns also hold the distinction of being the highest charting new band at Active Rock Radio in 2012. Their full-length Wind-up debut, also titled Bones, has drawn rave reviews from the likes of Revolver, Q Magazine, the BBC and Alternative Press, which wrote, “Young Guns are making waves the old-fashioned way ~ writing great songs and playing their hearts out every night.” Over the course of the past few years, the London-based quintet (vocalist Gustav Wood, guitarists Fraser Taylor and John Taylor, bassist Simon Mitchell and drummer Ben Jolliffe) has emerged as one of the UK’s most electrifying new bands, garnering heavy radio play and chart success while playing to packed-house crowds all across Europe, including a main stage performance at the Reading Festival, where they were part of a lineup that included Arcade Fire, Queens of the Stone Age, Guns N’ Roses and Modest Mouse.

 For more info, please visit and @YoungGunsUK.


Stars in Stereo is wasting no time getting back on the road in the new year and bringing their self-titled debut album with them.  They had a busy 2012, releasing “The Broken” single on iTunes and touring with the likes of The Used, Blue October, Hoobastank, and Foxy Shazam. The band will be hitting the road in 2013, starting off with a nationwide tour with hard rock heavyweights Drowning Pool and Flyleaf and continuing on to the fifth annual hardDrive tour. SinS is ready to bring their own brand of non-stop energy and exciting performances to any city they can get to. Having developed their live show into something that is not to be missed, SinS says they want audiences to “…leave shows feeling like they are a part of something. Something they can be proud to represent. We want them to leave exhausted, sweating, and ready for more… an army of the broken.”  The buzz around Stars in Stereo is no less electric.  With a rapidly growing following of SinnerS and a growing anticipation of their first album, Stars in Stereo is a band to keep an eye on in 2013.


hardDrive with Lou Brutus

“hardDrive with Lou Brutus”

“hardDrive with Lou Brutus” debuted on July 5, 1996.  With 120 radio stations broadcasting the show, hardDrive is America’s longest running new rock show supporting the careers of hundreds of groups from Korn to Five Finger Death Punch.  Multi-platinum metal band Slipknot received some of their first national airplay on the two-hour weekend syndicated show.  United Stations acquired the series in 2001, and in 2007 originator/producer Roxy Myzal developed the much longer, five-night-a-week brand extension, “hardDrive XL,” also featuring Lou Brutus.   Myzal has been awarded RadioContraband’s Non-Traditional Rock Programmer of the year for 2011 & 2012.


United Stations Radio Networks, Inc. (“USRN”) is America’s leading independently owned and operated radio network.   USRN currently produces and distributes dozens of format-specific programs and services accounting for over 5000 affiliations with commercial radio stations across the country.  The New York-based company maintains programming, sales and affiliate marketing offices in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Washington and Nashville.   USRN was founded in 1994 by radio pioneers Dick Clark and Nick Verbitsky.

Visit for more information, tour updates and more, and don’t miss the show on Wednesday, May 1, at The Palladium in Worcester, MA.