Thursday, November 29, 2012

PACIFIC RIM is going to rock! (video)

Since 2008′s Hellboy II, one of my favorite directors, Guillermo Del Toro, has been linked to all kinds of upcoming movies: The Hobbit, At the Mountains of Madness, Frankenstein, Slaughterhouse-Five and even a new adaptation of the Disney theme park ride, The Haunted Mansion. But, his first actual film in five years will hit theaters this coming July. It is called Pacific Rim. And I predict it will make the Transformers movies look like the kiddie movies they are.

The official synopsis reads like many anime and kid's shows but I have a hunch there will be a lot more to this flick. The viral marketing campaign just began and the trailer will debut December 12th, here is what else we know:

Official Synopsis:
When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes—a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)—who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.

Guillermo del Toro
Guillermo del Toro, Jon Jashni, Mary Parent, Thomas Tull, Callum Greene
Travis Beacham, Patrick Melton, Marcus Dunstan, Neil Cross
Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Diego Klattenhoff. More cast members here
Ramin Djawadi
Guillermo Navarro
Peter Amundson
Legendary Pictures
Warner Bros. Pictures
Release date:
July 12, 2013
$200 million

visit the Viral site:
visit the Official site:


Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Happy Birthday BRUCE LEE R.I.P. (video)

Happy Birthday to one of my biggest personal heroes, Bruce Lee!

Bruce Lee (traditional :李小龍; born Lee Jun-fan; 27 November 1940 – 20 July 1973) was an actor, martial arts instructor, philosopher, and filmmaker. The founder of Jeet Kune Do, Lee was the son of Cantonese opera star Lee Hoi-Chuen. He is widely considered by commentators, critics, media and other martial artists to be one of the most influential martial artists of all time, and a pop culture icon of the 20th century. He is often credited with helping to change the way Asians were presented in American films.


Monday, November 26, 2012

PROGRESS Show #014 (links)

A new edition of PROGRESS is coming up tonight in it's new time at 7pm eastern with tracks from Deftones, Hemina, Baroness, AEtherfallen, Falseta, Coheed and Cambria, Lacuna Coil and others.

Followed at 8pm by Lance King (Official Fanpage) and The S.H.O.P.P., featuring new tracks from Nightmare Records.

Listen Live starting at 7pm eastern on Rockfile Radio ICE:

MASS EFFECT 3 Omega launch trailer (video)

I loved all three Mass Effect games, I am sure this DLC will be more to love!  


Download it tomorrow!


Friday, November 23, 2012

STEELY DAN - "Black Friday" (video)

As a huge Steely Dan fan, 
I look forward to pulling out this classic from "Katy Lied" every year! 


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

A Thanksgiving Classic: WKRP Turkey Drop (video)

The best TV show about a radio station had many classic moments, 
but this is probably the best remembered!

Happy Thanksgiving!!


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

RIVERSIDE to Release New Album in February (video)

One of my favorite bands is about to release a new album! No time like the present to get you up to speed on the best band you have never heard!  Although I fell in love with their music immediately, it was not until I saw them live in 2008 that Riverside truly became one of my all-time favorite rock bands.

If you ever wondered what Pink Floyd would sound like if they formed in the 21st century, it might have sounded like Riverside.  I have posted some older tunes below to get you in the mood for the new stuff!

Here is the band's official release about the new album:

Poland's progressive rockers RIVERSIDE have just completed their fifth studio album, SHRINE OF NEW GENERATION SLAVES, and are proud to announce the effort will see a North American release on February 5, 2013.   Out on longtime record label InsideOut Music, the album will also be available in Europe on January 21, 2013.

SHRINE OF NEW GENERATION SLAVES was recorded at Serakos Studio in Warsaw, Poland, where Reality Dream Trilogy was also tracked.  Recorded with Magda Srzednicka and Robert Srzednicki, the album offers nearly an hour of classic RIVERSIDE music. 

Vocalist Mariusz explains, "In 2012 we've been focusing on the work on the new album, and trying to prove, mostly to ourselves, that we can still surprise with something, and what's most important - create an album that would become our showpiece, music-wise and lyrics-wise.  The title might sound a bit intricate, but the acronym will definitely explain what we did with our music this time."

Fans can read about the album's recording process on the band's blog here, and a video interview that was done with RIVERSIDE directly from the studio can be seen here.

The artwork was designed by Travis Smith, who has done most of the album artwork for bands such as Opeth and Katatonia as well as the Avenged Sevenfold Nightmare cover, which many regarded as the best hard rock album cover of 2011.

SHRINE OF NEW GENERATION SLAVES is the follow up to the band's 2009 release, Anno Domini High Definition, which entered the Poland charts at #1 and has since hit gold album status.  In 2011, RIVERSIDE also released an EP titled Memories In My Head to celebrate the band's 10th anniversary.

RIVERSIDE Discography:
Out Of Myself - CD 2003
Voices In My Head - EP 2004
Second Life Syndrome - CD 2005
Rapid Eye Movement - CD 2007
Reality Dream - 2DVD/2CD 2008/2009
Anno Domini High Definition - CD 2009
Memories In My Head - EP 2011
Shrine Of New Generation Slaves - CD 2013

Mariusz Duda - Vocals, Bass, Acoustic Guitar
Piotr Grudzi - Guitar
Piotr Kozieradzki - Drums
Micha Apaj - Keyboards

For more information on RIVERSIDE, visit:

The band is going out on the road with another favorite of mine, Jolly.  More about them in another post! 

And now some of my Riverside favorites:

source: Riverside / Inside Out Music



Monday, November 19, 2012

PROGRESS Show #013 (links)

Coming up on this week's edition of PROGRESS, I will spotlight new tracks from: Katatonia, Under The Psycamore, Rush, Kaipa, Coheed and Cambria, Standing Ovation, Kamelot, Flying Colors and more!!

Don't miss it!

Monday Nov. 19 @ 5pm eastern
Wednesday Nov. 21 @ 10pm eastern

Heard exclusively on Rockfile Radio ICE


Friday, November 16, 2012

For those about to rock, I salute you! (links)

I do a live radio show, Monday - Friday 9a-5p eastern on Rockfile Radio FIRE.

It is internet radio you can play anywhere, visit our new website for more

Since it is internet radio, I can say and play what I want. A freedom "old school" radio guys like me find fascinating.  So, join me in this experiment:
If you like it Loud and Hard, you will enjoy the station.... only the best new rock mixed with the hard drivin' classics we love.

I take requests every day plus, Noon-1pm is Rockfile's Lunchbox, classic rock that really rocks for lunchtime. And, 2pm-until is 2-fers @ 2, double-shots until we run out of requests.

Friday's are Anything Goes, so hit me up:


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Brand new trailer for OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL (video)

Busy day, I have been trying to post this since I first saw it this morning!
I love Sam Raimi movies and the kid in me is really looking forward to this.


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Why doesn't MTV play videos anymore? (video)

For people who still ask the question, here is your answer!!
(this is more true than you know!)


Excellent new trailer for THE HOBBIT (video)

This new trailer looks crazy good!  Time to stop watching trailers and grab some advance tickets.
Visit to buy!

Movies are normally 24 FPS, if you're interested in seeing The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in 48 FPS (Frames Per Second) / HFR (High Frame Rate) 3D, check out a full listing of theaters in the US and Canada offering this format here:


Sunday, November 11, 2012

Veterans Day 2012 (video)

It is Veterans Day.

The day we honor all of the 24 million military veterans in America! They deserve our deepest gratitude and respect. Please thank any veterans in your life ...and keep those who have fallen in your thoughts.


Friday, November 9, 2012

Frakking cool! New BATTLESTAR GALACTICA web series (video)

These are the first two episodes of a new Battlestar Galactica series, each is under 12 minutes. Below you can find all the details and links about the show.

The first episode rocks, hopefully the rest will be as good.

So say we all.

From Machina Prime

Watch the amazing new chapter in the Battlestar saga; Blood and Chrome! Ensign William Adama finds himself assigned to the newest Battlestar in the colonial fleet and a new callsign from his war weary co-pilot, Coker.

"Episode 1" - Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome
Subscribe for more BSG: Blood and Chrome!

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Don't miss the two-hour uncut premiere on Syfy in February 2013:

See the explosive unrated edition of Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome uninterrupted and uncut on Blu-ray & DVD February 19, 2013.
The Blu-ray Combo Pack includes Digital Copy and UltraViolet so you can watch anytime, anywhere, and features exclusive bonus content including Deleted Scenes and more.
Pre-order your copy today!

Battlestar Galactica Blood & Chrome Blu-ray Combo Pack Pre-order:

Relive the Battlestar Galactica saga, buy the complete series on Google Play and on iTunes:

LED ZEPPELIN "Celebration Day" Nov. 19th (video)

Just about any rock fan with a pulse is already pumped for this release: Led Zeppelin - Celebration Day will hit U.S. stores on November 19th. Available on CD, DVD, Blu-ray, Download and Blu-ray Audio, this 2007 concert film is finally being released on home video after a quick couple of theatrical showings. Looks tremendous!

For more on the event click here.

The Trailer


To order, visit


Happy Birthday CARL SAGAN! (video)

I have decided that growing up with NASA, Star Trek, Jacques Cousteau, Carl Sagan and my parents are the main reasons I have imagination and drive today. It makes me very glad that we have the likes of Michio Kaku, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Brian Greene these days to lead the next generation into discovery!

Happy Birthday Carl. You are missed!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Hey look.... a bunny. Not really. New Website... and Zombies! (video)

I have been working the last couple days on a total re-design of our Rockfile site.  It is not done yet but if you would like to take a peek at the work in progress while it's under construction, feel free.  I would love to know what you think. I can take it.

P.S. here is the new trailer for World War Z. it doesn't look like the book, but could be fun.


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Progress Show #011

The latest episode of my new show, PROGRESS, is coming up tonight at 10pm eastern with new tracks from Kamelot, The Sword, Vanisher, Teramaze and others.  

You can listen live here:

Visit our website here:

(A massive upgrade is coming very soon to our website with podcasts hopefully following after.)

PORCUPINE TREE: Octane Twisted coming Nov. 19th! (video)

My favorite band (and future subject for my "I love this band" feature), Porcupine Tree, is about to release a new double live album, Octane Twisted.  I have been a fan for more than a decade and they continue to grow and expand their musical vision. If you have not seen them are missing out.

From their official site:

"Octane Twisted" the new double CD live album including bonus DVD will be released on Kscope Records on November 19th. A regular 2 cd only version will be available at a later date.

CD 1 comprises the whole of "The Incident" recorded at the Riviera, Chicago 2010.
CD 2 track listing is as follows - with tracks 5 to 7 recorded at the Royal Albert Hall.

1. Hatesong (9.57)
2. Russia on Ice / The Pills I'm Taking (15.02)
3. Stars Die (5.57)
4. Bonnie the Cat (6.11)
5. Even Less (14.28)
6. Dislocated Day (7.05)
7. Arriving Somewhere But Not Here (12.59)

The bonus DVD, which is a 6 camera shoot production, was never intended to be a standalone DVD release but nicely documents the live performance of "The Incident" in front of a typically lively Chicago audience.

Richard Barbieri and Gavin Harrison discuss the new live album:

A track from the Bonus DVD:

Start here and work your way back, the entire Porcupine Tree catalog is still in "heavy rotation" during my personal listening. Upcoming posts will highlight their individual releases and members.

Rock your day!

Friday, November 2, 2012

MASS EFFECT: The Best Game Trilogy Ever! (video)

Really! I have never been more emotionally invested in any game series. The stories are top notch and the execution is very "cinematic". November 6th you can play the complete, epic story, with over 75 hours of content. This marks the first time Mass Effect 1 has been available for the PS3.


The Disney Star Wars Brouhaha (video)

Like most people, the Disney acquisition of Lucasfilm (Star Wars/Indiana Jones) this week gave me a moment of pause. Unlike most people, I like both Star Wars and Star Trek. Each satisfies portions of my sci-fi entertainment needs. I appreciate what George Lucas and Gene Roddenberry created and I have received much enjoyment from both and their sometimes creative, sometimes crappy, offshoots.  No one is perfect.  I overlook the flaws to enjoy the vision of the greater wholes.

I am also not thrilled with a few giant corporate entities owning all of my favorite brands.  As someone who supports art and music on local levels, it is scary to think a few companies will control most of what we see and hear. But, if Star Wars had to get bought by any corporate giant, I am glad it was Disney.  Let's look at recent history:

-Disney bought The Muppets in 2004 and we got:

-Disney bought Pixar in 2006 and we got WALL-E (2008), Up (2009), Toy Story 3 (2010) and Brave (2012). (Cars 2 (2011), too, but everyone needs to make $.)

-Disney bought Marvel in 2009 and we got:

It seems Disney has a history of picking the right "fan boys" (and girls) for the jobs of continuing these huge brands.  Disney now owns Lucasfilm. George Lucas stays on as creative consultant and his partner, producer Kathleen Kennedy becomes the President and Brand Manager. Disney is also leaving ILM to continue as it is.

Although we have no choice but to wait and see, I am kind of looking forward to what this merger brings.  Whatever comes in the future, we still have the originals... in slightly altered and updated forms. (-']

P.S. I liked J.J. Abrams' Star Trek (2009) and I am looking forward to the new one next year!