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KXM RELEASE A THIRD VIDEO FROM THE UPCOMING ALBUM SCATTERBRAIN SCHEDULED FOR WORLDWIDE RELEASE ON MARCH 17th VIA RAT PAK RECORDS

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KXM RELEASE A THIRD VIDEO FROM THE UPCOMING ALBUM SCATTERBRAIN SCHEDULED FOR WORLDWIDE RELEASE ON MARCH 17th VIA RAT PAK RECORDS

Supergroup Comprised of dUg Pinnick (King’s X), George Lynch (Lynch Mob/Dokken) and Ray Luzier (Korn) Release “Noises In The Sky” From Upcoming Sophomore Album

With two videos already released for tracks from their sophomore album, KXM has released a third video worldwide. The video for “Noises In The Sky” has gone live today on the band’s Facebook page and can be seen here: https://youtu.be/ggPHNMRIpI8. The latest clip, directed by previous KXM director Jamie Brown, is a stripped down performance video filmed in an apartment. The song comes from the album Scatterbrain that is scheduled for worldwide release on March 17th via Rat Pak Records. Fans who pre-order the album digitally via iTunes (http://smarturl.it/kxmsbitunes) will receive all three released tracks: “Noises In The Sky,” “Breakout” and the first single “Scatterbrain” as an instant download. The album is also available via Amazon (http://smarturl.it/kxmsbamazon).

Scatterbrain is currently available for pre-order via the Rat Pak Records website in various bundles including signed CD’s and t-shirts. All fans who pre-order the album through the Rat Pak website will be entered to win a one-of-a-kind custom guitar as well as other prizes. The pre-order is available at RatPakRecords.com/KXM. The video for the debut sinlge “Scatterbrain” can be seen here: https://youtu.be/UvTnzne69Ts and has become a fan favorite since it was released. KXM is comprised of dUg Pinnick of King’s X on vocals/bass, George Lynch of Lynch Mob/Dokken on guitars and Ray Luzier, of Korn on drums. Scatterbrain features 13 brand new tracks and was recorded at the Steakhouse studio in North Hollywood California. The album was produced by Chris “The Wizard” Collier (Flotsam & Jetsam/Prong/Last In Line) who also produced the band’s 2014 debut.

KXM formed in early 2013 when dUg, George and Ray spoke about trying to jam together. At the time it wasn’t clear what would come from those jams. The only thing that was clear was that these 3 musicians, at the top of their game, wanted to play together. The self-titled debut, KXM, was released on March 11, 2014 and debuted at #31 on the Billboard 200. The band takes its name from the combination of the member’s other projects: K from Korn, X from King’s X and M from Lynch Mob. In a world that constantly searches for new and unique music, KXM delivers all the power and punch that one would expect from these high level players.

Gene Simmons to be at Cleveland Wizard World Con – & Cleveland Agora Sat night

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Wizard World, Inc., (WIZD) the preeminent producer of Wizard World Comic Cons across North America, has formed a new Touring Unit in partnership with veteran music and technology executive Nick Turner. The new unit will bring vibrant live entertainment to Wizard World shows, building on the Wizard’s initiative to create an atmosphere of a weekend festival at every Wizard World show.

Wizard World is proud to announce that the first venture of Wizard World Touring a joint venture production with Gene Simmons by which the legendary KISS front-man, bassist and rock icon will perform “An Evening with Gene Simmons and his Band” and attend five Wizard World Comic Con events as an iconic star attraction in 2017. The club venue concerts are in conjunction with appearances at conventions in Cleveland (March 18-19), St. Louis (April 8-9), Philadelphia (June 2-3), Chicago (August 26-27) and Austin (November 17-18).

Evening concerts are planned on Friday in each of the respective cities, with Simmons on hand each Saturday to greet fans, pose for photo ops, sign autographs and conduct live interactive Q&A sessions at each Wizard world Comic Con.

“I’m excited to bring Rock & Roll back to Wizard World Comic Con in 2017,” said Simmons. “It will be great to meet fans and perform for them in every city.”

John D. Maatta, President and Chief Executive Officer of Wizard World stated: “We are thrilled to be working with Gene for our inaugural production by Wizard World Touring. Gene is a showman-businessman hyphenate, and there is no better entertainer whom the fans love more.” Maatta continued: “We are working very hard at Wizard World to build it into a ‘best of breed’ entertainment/live event company. Wizard World Touring is another aggressive step forward into a sector that is extremely promising for us—It is a brand new day at Wizard World. We are very pleased to have a seasoned executive of the caliber of Nick Turner to guide us into this space.”

The agreement is the beginning of a new touring unit spearheaded by Nick Turner, which will bring entertainment to Wizard World shows, building on the promotion’s initiative to create an atmosphere of a weekend festival at every stop.

In Cleveland, fans can rock out on Saturday night, March 18, with “An Evening with Gene Simmons and his Band” at Agora Theater (5000 Euclid Ave.) beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets are available for $29.95 in advance at http://agoracleveland.com and http://www.wizardworld.com and $35 at the door, with special meet-and-greet packages also available. Venues, times and pricing for other cities to be announced closer to those respective shows.

Simmons, who was a big hit in his first Wizard World Comic Con appearance in Richmond in 2016, is a multi-hyphenate entrepreneur and one of the world’s most recognized personalities. He co-founded KISS 42 years ago. KISS is America’s #1 Gold Record Award Winning Group of all time, in all categories (RIAA). KISS has sold over 100 million CDs and DVDs worldwide, is celebrating its 43rd year, and continues to sell out stadiums and arenas around the world, breaking box-office records set by Elvis and the Beatles. KISS was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame at the 2014 induction ceremony, and the band is recognized with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for its pioneering work.

Wizard World comic and gaming con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more. Wizard World is also the place for cosplay, with fans young and old showing off their best costumes throughout the event. Fans dressed as every imaginable character – and some never before dreamed –  will roam the convention floor. The famed Wizard World Comic Con Portland Costume Contest will take place on Saturday night.

 

‘Rocky Horror’ Screening with Barry Bostwick at Wizard World Cleveland March 18

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Wizard World  presents a screening of the 1975, Twentieth Century Fox classic musical The Rocky Horror Picture Show during the Wizard World Comic Con Cleveland, Saturday, March 18. Barry Bostwick, who starred as “Brad Majors” in the cult favorite, will host the event, along with the local shadow cast group “Simply His Servants,” beginning at 7 p.m. on the main show floor at the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland, site of Wizard World Comic Con Cleveland that weekend.

Wizard World, the leading producer of pop culture events nationwide, is expanding its footprint in the entertainment industry. Tickets are available in advance for $10 at www.wizardworld.com.

“Wizard World is excited to bring this all-time cult favorite to our fans in Cleveland,” said John D. Maatta, Wizard World President & CEO. “It exemplifies the additional emphasis we are placing on programming and extra activities at our shows to enhance the entertainment value for attendees throughout the weekend.”

“We are looking forward to bringing the original Rocky Horror Picture Show to Wizard World Comic Con,” said Lou Adler, executive producer of the film. “It is a unique opportunity and a perfect match for both.”

“’It’s just a party, Janet!’ Come and join me for a special screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show with the full Shadow Cast experience,” added Bostwick.

In The Rocky Horror Picture Show, sweethearts Brad Majors (Bostwick) and Janet Weiss (Susan Sarandon), stuck with a flat tire during a storm, visit the creepy home of eccentric Dr. Frank N Furter (Tim Curry), a transvestite scientist in search of a phone. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker (Meat Loaf) and a creepy butler (Richard O’Brien). The film, famed for midnight showings, has been screened regularly since its September 1975 U.S. release, often with audiences in full costume playing out the scenes as they are shown.

The event will also feature a display of numerous items from the original movie, for an even more authentic experience for attendees. Among them are original costumes, original costume designs, handwritten song lyrics, scripts, contracts and behind-the-scenes photos, from the collection of Larry Viezel, noted Rocky Horror superfan, historian and collector.

Wizard World Comic Con Cleveland will feature Gene Simmons (Lead Singer, KISS, “Gene Simmons Family Jewels”), Michael C. Hall (“Dexter,” “Six Feet Under”), Millie Bobby Brown (“Stranger Things”), Jennifer Carpenter (“Dexter,” “The Exorcism of Emily Rose”), Loren Lester and Kevin Conroy of “Batman: The Animated Series,” Jewel Staite (“Firefly,” Serenity,”), James Remar (The Warriors, “Dexter”), Nichelle Nichols (“Star Trek”) and Bostwick among the all-star cast of celebrities scheduled to appear, March 17-19. The event marks Wizard World’s third annual show in Cleveland and the third on Wizard World’s 2017 calendar of 16 scheduled events.

Cleveland will also feature an exciting array of activities, including non-stop live entertainment throughout extended evening hours, Kick off the Con and After Parties, gaming, exclusive Q&A sessions with top celebrities, movie screenings hosted by stars and directors and more. Details to follow soon.

Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more. Cleveland show hours are Friday, March 17, 5-10 p.m.; Saturday, March 18, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; and Sunday, March 19, 10 a.m. -4 p.m.

Wizard World is also the place for cosplay, with fans young and old showing off their best costumes throughout the event. Fans dressed as every imaginable character—and some never before dreamed—will roam the convention floor. The famed Wizard World Comic Con Cleveland Costume Contest will take place on Saturday night.

For more on the 2017 Wizard World Comic Con Cleveland, visit http://wizd.me/ClevelandPR.

About Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD)

Wizard World, Inc. (www.wizardworld.com) produces comic, gaming and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more. A first-class lineup of topical programming and entertainment takes place at each event, with celebrity Q&A’s, comics-themed sessions, costume contests, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Wizard World has also launched ComicConBox™ (www.comicconbox.com), a premium subscription-based monthly box service, SocialCon™ (www.socialcon.com) and Wizard World Touring. Fans can interact with Wizard World on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and other social media services.

The Wizard World 2017 schedule is available at: http://www.wizardworld.com

Wizard World Con – Update WWE Superstars Kurt Angle and Becky Lynch added to Cleveland

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 If you are WWE follower than the breaking news out of Cleveland is that both WWE superstars future WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle and WWE Superstar Becky Lynch will be in town and you will have the opportunity to meet them in person.

Lynch will attend from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Friday, March 17 and Angle will appear on Sunday, March 19 from 1-4 p.m.

For more information on the Wizard World Con event please visit here – WWConCleveland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Warrant To Release “Louder Harder Faster” May 12th via Frontiers Music Srl

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Warrant To Release “Louder Harder Faster” May 12th via  Frontiers Music Srl

Frontiers Music srl is pleased to announce the release of WARRANT‘s new studio album, “Louder Harder Faster” on May 12, 2017!

Under their belt, Warrant has eight million records sold worldwide, two Top Ten Billboard albums, five Top 40 Billboard hits, five #1 MTV videos…the list goes on and on. Now, six years after the release of “Rockaholic,” the album that relaunched the band as a force to be reckoned with in the 21st Century, Warrant returns with another slab of muscular hard rock, aptly titled “Louder Harder Faster”, to be released on Frontiers Music Srl on May 12th.

With a line-up featuring original members, Erik Turner, Jerry Dixon, Joey Allen, and Steven Sweet along with singer Robert Mason (Lynch Mob, Cry of Love), Warrant are now stronger than ever. Mason’s vocals remain a breath of fresh air and his swagger on the songs gives new life and a bright future to the band. With production handled by Foreigner and ex-Dokken bass player Jeff Pilson (Last In Line, Starship, Adler’s Appetite, etc.), Warrant is sounding tighter and playing better than ever before. “Louder Harder Faster”, true to the band’s roots, is full of rockers with some classic ballads thrown in and will surely send their faithful fans into a frenzy.

Erik Turner says, “[y]ou can hear and feel the emotions of the last 25 + years of being in this band poured into LHF. The fun and the frustrations, the pleasure and the pain… a whole lot of blood, sweat, tears and beers went into the making of this album. Love it or hate it, its the real f’ckn deal, 100% pure melodic hard rock. Hand crafted by five musicians who dedicated their lives to music when they were just little kids with big dreams.”

Jerry Dixon adds, ” ‘Louder Harder Faster’ is truly one of our best records to date. It has all the classic Warrant ingredients that people have come to know, plus a lot of extras that keep it in the modern realm of todays music. It’s a perfect mix between Balls and Ballads. When we started this project over two years ago, we wanted to bring the listener back to the days of sitting in the living room and cranking up a record from start to finish. Making full records seems to be a lost art, we hope in some small way that this album helps people find that art again.”

Warrant was one of the most popular and successful rock bands to emerge out of Hollywood, CA in the late 80’s and early 90’s. The band was formed in the early 80’s by Erik Turner and Jerry Dixon. In 1989, Warrant released their classic debut “Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich”, which immediately entered the charts and launched the hit singles “Down Boys,” “Sometimes She Cries”, and “Heaven”, which climbed up to number two on the US charts. With extensive touring for DRFSR, sales exceeded 2 million records in the U.S.

In the summer of 1990, their second album “Cherry Pie”was released. The album turned out to be an even bigger success, featuring the Top Ten hits “I Saw Red”, “Uncle Toms Cabin” and the rock anthem “Cherry Pie”, which received massive airplay on MTV and continues to get millions of plays on streaming services and YouTube to this very day.

WARRANT‘s signature style of rock is catchy, very melodic, and remains the band’s calling card. The band is fired up and more inspired than ever musically! The band will be out touring in support of “Louder Harder Faster”, so be sure to catch them when they hit your town! Full list of tour dates here: http://www.warrantrocks.com/tour-dates.html

“Louder Harder Faster” tracklisting:

  1. Louder Harder Faster
    2. Devil Dancer
    3. Perfect
    4. Only Broken Heart
    5. U In My Life
    6. Music Man
    7. Faded
    8. New Rebellion
    9. Big Sandy
    10. Choose Your Fate
    11. Let It Go
    12. I Think I’ll Just Stay Here and Drink (Bonus Track available on CD ONLY)

WARRANT
Robert Mason – lead vocals
Joey Allen – lead and rhythm guitar
Erik Turner – rhythm and lead guitar
Jerry Dixon – bass guitar
Steven Sweet – drums

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https://www.facebook.com/warrantrocks/

http://www.warrantrocks.com

Dropkick Murphys & Rancid Announce “From Boston To Berkeley Tour” Kicking Off July 27

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RANCID AND DROPKICK MURPHYS ANNOUNCE FROM BOSTON TO BERKELEY TOUR KICKING OFF JULY 27 IN BANGOR, ME AND WRAPPING AUGUST 26 IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Rancid and Dropkick Murphys have announced the co-headlining From Boston To Berkeley Tour, kicking off July 27 in Bangor, ME and wrapping August 26 in Southern California. The initial tour dates, cities and venues are listed below, with additional details to be announced in the coming weeks. Each night will culminate with Rancid and Dropkick Murphys on stage together for a joint encore.

The Bouncing Souls and Jake Burns open the July 27 – August 9 shows and The Selecter and Kevin Seconds open from August 11 – 26.

Tickets for most shows go on sale on sale Friday, March 10 at www.DropkickMurphys.com and www.RancidRancid.com, starting at 10:00 AM local time unless noted otherwise.

Check out the official From Boston To Berkeley Tour video here:

Rancid and Dropkick Murphys have a long and important history together. Back in 1997, Rancid’s Lars Frederiksen came across a copy of Dropkick Murphys’ original EP at a friend’s house. He turned it over to his bandmate and Hellcat Records president Tim Armstrong, who quickly snatched up the band for his new label.

Rancid is looking forward to hitting the road with our brothers the Dropkick Murphys,” says Rancid’s Tim Armstrong. “We will end the night with DKM and us playing songs together. Look out for The Bouncing Souls, The Selecter, Kevin Seconds and Jake Burns to be on certain shows. SEE YA IN THE PIT!”

Rancid’s Lars Frederiksen says, “It’s a long time coming with these two bands touring together. There is so much history between both of us that it should make for a great tour. We look forward to seeing all of our friends and family out there.”

Dropkick Murphys’ Ken Casey comments, “This is a dream come true for Dropkick Murphys. Hopefully all the people coming to the shows will feel the same way. Rancid gave us our break – Tim signing us to his label, Lars producing our early albums…so much history and great memories. Now, literally sharing the stage together every night. This tour is going to destroy all others this summer!!!!”

The roots of Rancid are traceable back to Operation Ivy at 924 Gilman Street in Berkeley, CA. circa 1987. After Operation Ivy broke up, Tim Armstrong and Matt Freeman went on to form Rancid. In 1993, they signed with longtime producer, and label founder, Brett Gurewitz of Bad Religion and Epitaph Records, who would stay on with the band for the next 20 years as the band’s producer. Rancid (Tim Armstrong, Lars Frederiksen, Matt Freeman, Branden Steineckert) has stayed independent. They have their own independent booking agent, they’re on an independent record label, Hellcat/Epitaph, and they make their own t-shirts. 2017 will see the release of Rancid’s ninth studio album.

Dropkick Murphys are touring in support of their 11 Short Stories Of Pain & Glory album, released through the band’s own Born & Bred Records earlier this year. The album debuted at #8 on the Billboard Top 200 and was the #1 independently released album. There’s a feeling of purpose throughout the album, influenced by the band’s work with The Claddagh Fund, a charity the band established in 2009 to help support addiction recovery as well as children’s and veterans’ organizations. Dropkick MurphysAl Barr, Tim Brennan, Ken Casey, Jeff DaRosa, Matt Kelly, James Lynch–are hands-on in raising funds, mentoring, and lending a helping hand with veterans, youth sports, and drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Many of the songs reflect these experiences, and the band’s sadness, anger and dismay at the opiate epidemic ravaging the country – in particular, Boston and New England — and also their feeling of pride and optimism at the sight of those who have turned their lives around. Dropkick Murphys have become ambassadors for their city. In Boston, it seems like everybody knows someone connected to the band whether by blood, friendship, or the time they shared a brew at a Bruins game. They’ve built a legacy that does Beantown proud.

The initial dates for the From Boston To Berkeley Tour are as follows:

 

7/27/17 – Bangor, ME – Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
7/28/17 – Montreal, QC – ’77 (www.77Montreal.com) – on sale TBA
7/29/17 – Toronto, ON – Echo Beach
7/30/17 – Cleveland, OH – Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
7/31/17 – Sterling Heights, MI  – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
8/2/17 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
8/3/17  – Philadelphia, PA – Festival Pier – on sale 3/10 @ Noon ET
8/4/17 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Summer Stage
8/5/17 – Boston / Brockton, MA – Brockton Fairgrounds
8/6/17 – Brooklyn, NY – Ford Amphitheatre at Coney Island Boardwalk
8/8/17 – Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
8/9/17 – Milwaukee, WI – BMO Harris Pavilion
8/11/17 – Denver, CO – Sculpture Park
8/12/17 – Salt Lake City, UT – Saltair
8/13/17 – Nampa, ID – Idaho Center Amphitheatre – on sale 3/10 @ 11:00 AM MT
8/15/17 – Vancouver, BC – UBC Thunderbird Arena
8/16/17 – Seattle, WA  – WaMu Theater at Century Link Field Events Center
8/18/17 – San Luis Obispo, CA – Avila Beach – on sale 3/10 @ Noon PT
8/19/17 – Sacramento, CA – Memorial Auditorium
8/20/17 – Berkeley, CA – The Greek
8/22/17 – Chandler, AZ – Rawhide Event Center
8/24/17 – San Diego, CA – Petco Park In The Park – on sale 3/10 @ 11:00 AM PT
8/25/17 – Las Vegas, NV – Downtown Las Vegas Events Center
8/26/17 – Los Angeles, CA – TBA – on sale TBA

 

For more info on Rancid, visit:

Website: www.rancidrancid.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/rancid
Twitter: https://twitter.com/rancid
Instagram: www.instagram.com/rancid/
YouTube: www.youtube.com/rancid

 

For more on Dropkick Murphys, visit:

Website: www.dropkickmurphys.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/DropkickMurphys
Twitter: https://twitter.com/DropkickMurphys
Instagram: @dropkickmurphys
YouTube: www.youtube.com/dropkickmurphys

ASIA’s “Symfonia – Live In Bulgaria 2013” Available Today Via Frontiers Music Srl

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Today, Frontiers Music Srl is proud to release ASIA‘s new live album “Symfonia – Live In Bulgaria 2013”. In celebration of the live album’s release the band has unveiled a performance video for “Heat of the Moment”, ASIA‘s chart topping 80’s anthem. Watch it at: https://youtu.be/Xn5EzIOAHAU

While certainly not the intention when it was originally scheduled, in light of John Wetton’s recent passing, this release serves as a tribute to the late, great, legendary bassist and frontman, who passed away this January following a battle with cancer. R.I.P. John Wetton, it truly was an “Extraordinary Life” you led. Thanks for all the music!
See live footage of “Extraordinary Life” here: https://youtu.be/xJYs-n7ZpSM
And of “Only Time Will Tell” here: https://youtu.be/edYVLH91w10
The album is available for purchase here: http://radi.al/Symfonia and at the links below:
Stream the album on Spotify – http://radi.al/SymfoniaSpotify
Available on 2CD/DVD, Blu-Ray, and MP3 (audio only) the album was recorded during a special show on September 21st, 2013 during the Sounds of the Ages Festival at the magnificent Second Century Roman Theater in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. On some of the songs during the band’s set, Original Asia was joined by The Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Levon Manukian.
The show was then aired on Bulgarian National TV the following December 30th, 2013 and it is now presented in its entirety to the fans as a powerful witness of the line-up featuring original members John Wetton, Carl Palmer, Geoff Downes along with Sam Coulson on guitar.
The album track listing includes:
CD1:
1. Sole Survivor
2. Time Again
3. Face On The Bridge
4. My Own Time
5. Holy War
6. An Extraordinary Life
7. Days Like These
8. Open Your Eyes
CD2:
1. Only Time Will Tell*
2. Don’t Cry*
3. Heroine*
4. The Smile Has Left Your Eyes*
5. Wildest Dreams*
6. Heat Of The Moment*
*Performed with the Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra
DVD // BLU-RAY:
1. Sole Survivor
2. Time Again
3. Face On The Bridge
4. My Own Time
5. Holy War
6. An Extraordinary Life
7. Days Like These
8. Open Your Eyes
9. Only Time Will Tell*
10. Don’t Cry*
11. Heroine*
12. The Smile Has Left Your Eyes*
13. Wildest Dreams*
14. Heat Of The Moment*
15. Interview Segment
*Performed with the Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra
ASIA
John Wetton – Lead Vocal and Bass
Geoff Downes – Keyboards and Backing Vocals
Carl Palmer – Drums
Sam Coulson – Guitars
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SWMRS TO SUPPORT ALL TIME LOW ON US TOUR

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Bay Area quartet SWMRS today announced that they will support Fueled By Ramen label mates All Time Low on their US tour, which kicks off July 3 in Phoenix, AZ and wraps August 6 in Orlando, FL. Tickets for the tour go on sale on March 3 at 10:00am local time.

Prior to their US tour, SWMRS will support All Time Low on a tour of the United Kingdom and Europe that kicks off next month. SWMRS also recently announced that they will support Blink 182 and A Day To Remember on select European dates in June and will be appearing at Green Day’s Hyde Park performance in London on July 1st. A complete list of upcoming live dates and ticket information can be found HERE.

Last fall, Fueled By Ramen (home to Twenty One Pilots, Panic! At The Disco, Paramore, and many more) re-released SWMRS’ critically acclaimed debut album Drive North. The re-released version of the album includes re-mastered versions of the original release’s 12 tracks and new songs “Lose It” and “Palm Trees“, which was recently added to rotation at the band’s hometown radio station LIVE 105. Drive North is available now digitally HERE and physically HERE.  Watch SWMRS’ new music video for “D’You Have A Car” now HERE.

Praised for “defining the sound of now” in Rolling Stone’s Best New Artists 2016 feature, SWMRS originally released Drive North in February via their own Uncool Records. Noisey announced the release and premiered the album’s lead single “Figuring It Out” praising the track as a “poppy foot-tapper filled with skate-gang vocals.”Nylon premiered the band’s video for the track, which was directed by fellow Bay Area artist Kreayshawn. Watch it HERE. SWMRS made their network television debut, performing the song on CBS’s The Late Late Show with James Corden in June.

Produced by FIDLAR frontman Zac Carper, Drive North also features the band’s debut single “Miley” which i-D Magazine premiered last fall, hailing the song as “the most punk tribute to Miley Cyrus ever.” The band’s DIY music video for the track can be seen HERE. Album opener, “Harry Dean” is an abridged version of a previously 17-minute epic the band originally recorded to soundtrack Saint Laurent Paris’s Spring/Summer 2016 presentation, earning them praise from fashion publications like WWD and Interview Magazine.

SWMRS Upcoming Live Dates

3/10/17 – London, UK – Eventim Apollo*

3/11/17 – Cardiff, UK – University Great Hall*

3/13/17 – Southampton, UK – O2 Guildhall*

3/14/17 – Cambridge, UK – Corn Exchange*

3/15/17 – Leeds, UK – O2 Academy*

3/16/17 – Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy*

3/18/17 – Liverpool, UK – Guild of Students*

3/19/17 – Belfast, UK – Ulster Hall*

3/20/17 – Dublin, Ireland – Olympia*

3/22/17 – Bristol, UK – O2 Academy*

3/23/17 – Manchester, UK – O2 Apollo

3/24/17 – Sheffield, UK – O2 Academy*

3/25/17 – Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK – O2 Academy*

3/27/17 – Edinburgh, UK – Corn Exchange*

3/28/17 – Glasgow, UK – O2 Academy*

3/30/17 – Norwich, UK – Nick Rayns LCR*

3/31/17 – London, UK – O2 Brixton Academy*

4/03/17 – Cologne, Germany – LMH*

4/04/17 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Melkweg*

4/06/17 – Hamburg, Germany – Grunspan*

4/08/17 – Paris, France – Elysee Montmartre*

4/10/17 – Milan, Italy – Alcatraz Milano*

4/12/17 – London, UK – Boston Music Room

5/28/17 – Napa, CA – BottleRock Napa Valley

6/26/17 – Rotterdam, Netherlands#

6/29/17 – Berlin, Germany – Max-Schmeling-Hall#

7/01-17 – London, UK, Hyde Park+

7/03/17 – Tempe, AZ – The Marquee*

7/05/17 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues*

7/07/17 – Los Angeles, CA – The Novo*

7/08/17 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater*

7/10/17 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater*

7/11/17 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo*

7/13/17 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex*

7/14/17 – Denver, CO – Filmore Auditorium*

7/15/17 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater*

7/16/17 – Saint Paul, MN – Palace Theatre*

7/18/17 – Saint Louis, MO – The Pageant*

7/20/17 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre*

7/21/17 – Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom*

7/22/17 – Milwaukee, WI – Eagle Ballroom*

7/23/17 – Columbus, OH – Express Live! Outdoor Amphietheatre*

7/25/17 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE – Outdoors*

7/26/17 – Niagara Falls, NY – Rapids Theatre*

7/28/17 – Boston, MA – House of Blues*

7/29/17 – Philadelphia, PA – The Flimore*

7/31/17 – New York, NY – Central Park Summerstage*

8/02/17 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live*

8/03/17 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live*

8/04/17 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz*

8/05/17 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle*

8/06/17 – Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues*

 

*with All Time Low

#with Blink 182 and A Day To Remember

+with Green Day, Rancid, Gogol Bordello, The Hives, The Living End, Beach Slang, Sunflower Bean, and Public Access TV

 

Listen to Drive North

iTunes: http://flyt.it/DriveNorth

Spotify: http://flyt.it/DriveNorth-sp

Loose Buttons EP ‘Sundays’ out now premiering via The 405

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“Loose Buttons is the indie pop band to know.”

The Observer

“Loose Buttons’ Arctic Monkeys-esque vocals will instantly hook you at the start, but then their electrifying guitars and explosive drums will make you want to stick around.”

Baeble

“As though reaching an epiphany, the four-piece is ushered in by glimmering, wistful guitars. Frontman Eric Nizgretsky, in his best Alex Turner suit, is irresistibly sincere when he croons the track’s title during the chorus, his voice stretching to meet his ex. His bandmates back him up with smooth vocals of their own, and a vintage ’60s touch that puts them on par with the likes of Turner’s The Last Shadow Puppets or a perhaps a cameo on That Thing You Do!.”

Consequence of Sound

“Breakups may suck, but they can be songwriting gold. NYC-based band Loose Buttons prove just that with their single “Milk & Roses”

Billboard

One of the world’s few true universal experiences is heartbreak. It will eventually plague every member of the human race, in one form or another, as we all struggle to come to terms with a relationship that just couldn’t go the distance. This conceit is at the core of Sundays, the latest EP from the New York-based indie rockers of Loose Buttons. The record, which will be officially released tomorrow, is making its exclusive premiere on The 405.

Billed as “the ultimate guide to relationship comedown,” Sundays is a fearless four-track collection, unafraid to delve into the dark, disheveled mess that often erupts in the aftermath of a breakup. Frontman Eric Nizgretsky offers an irresistible croon that explores difficult, painful questions: What went wrong? Was it my fault? Where do I go from here?

The narrative comes together beautifully, in no small part thanks to the 60s-indebted arrangements Nizgretsky’s bandmates lay down behind his poignant vocals. The band’s jangly, emotive guitar lines and angelic backing vocals carry a Beach Boys-style innocence, such as on ‘Am I The Only Reason?’ Even when the songs kick into overdrive to deliver an anthemic burst, all the questions and heartbreak-inspired confusion make for a twinkly, intoxicating and sorrowful listen.

While one case of heartache likely provided the initial fuel for this record, the universal experience of love pains surely helped each member offer their best performances. According to the band, the cathartic drive to make Sundays was incredibly important for the final product.

“Sundays was born in the confusion, the anger, the introspection and ultimately the acceptance that comes at the end of a meaningful relationship,” says Nizgretsky. “Throughout the process, I found a couple of positive ways to work through such an uncomfortable set of emotions: one was documenting what I felt as vividly as possible, and the other was having my band mates to lean on when things got really tough. Sundays is a direct result of both of those. It’s not only our most honest body of work, but it’s the one I needed the most.

// The 405

Kevin Sorbo will be at the 2017 Cleveland Wizard World Con

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As a strong leading man and a hunky half-god, Kevin Sorbo brings a refreshing cadence to Hollywood. Growing up in Mound, Minnesota, a western suburb of Minneapolis, the “Sorbs” excelled at football, basketball, baseball and golf, but his true passion was always to be an actor.  After studying marketing and advertising at Moorhead State University and the University of Minnesota, Kevin moved to Dallas where he joined an actors theater group and began modeling and doing television commercials.  From there he headed to Europe where a 3-month travel plan turned into 3½ years of work in Milan, Paris, Munich, London, and Zurich.   When he finally made his way to Los Angeles he booked his first commercial audition there which shot in Sydney, Australia.  That 10-day trip turned into a six-month stay where he shot 7 commercials and joined a theater group.  Moving back to Los Angeles he studied acting with Bill Traylor at the famed Loft studios.  He also studied with Janet Alhanti, Richard Brander, Cameron Thor and Roy London.  During that time he also appeared in over 150 commercials and made prime time appearances as a guest star on shows such as “Dallas”, “Cheers”,  “The Commish”, and “Murder She Wrote”.  He also had leading roles in two pilots.  “Aspen Extreme” for ABC and “Condition Critical” for CBS.

Sorbo received international stardom when he booked the lead role in “Hercules, the Legendary Journeys” (1993-1999).  Originally designed as a 5-movie mini-series, the innovative action show received a tremendous response and proved that Kevin was just what Hollywood was looking for.  The movies were transformed into a weekly show and exploded onto the mainstream, passing up ratings topper  “Baywatch” as the most watched TV show in the world, airing in 176 countries.  Sorbo also directed and wrote on the series.  The worldwide success of Hercules spun off two other series:  “Xena, Warrior Princess”  (1995-2000) and “Young Hercules” (1997-1998), starring Ryan Gosling as the teenage Hercules.

Following the success of a 7 year run on Hercules, Sorbo went straight into tackling another iconic role to star in the lead as “Captain Dylan Hunt” in “Gene Roddenberry’s, Andromeda”.   This was the first pilot written by Roddenberry in 1969 after the original Star Trek series was cancelled. Andromeda debuted as the number one, hour-long show in first run syndication and remained at number one for its entire run from 2000-2005.

In 1996, on hiatus from Hercules, Sorbo starred in the Universal Studios feature film “Kull, the Conqueror”, the prequel to “Conan, the Barbarian”.  That was followed by “Walking Tall, the Payback” and “Walking Tall, Lone Justice”, both for Sony/MGM.   Other popular credits are Lifetime Channel’s “Last Chance Café”, and Hallmark’s third highest rated film in the western, “Avenging Angel”.  Sorbo also had starring roles in “The Santa Suit” (2010), “Meet the Spartans” (2008),  “Prairie Fever” (2008), and the SyFy Channels “Never Cry Werewolf”.  Sorbo has since played opposite Kristy Swanson and John Ratzenberger in the independent film “What If….”, which premiered in August of 2011.  The independent film remained in theaters for 5 months and was nominated for Best Family Movie of the Year 2011 by the Movie Guide Awards.  Sorbo himself was nominated and received the Movie Guide Award for Most Inspirational Performance of the Year for his portrayal of “Ben Walker”.  In 2013 Sorbo was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Riverside Film Festival.

In between all that shooting, Sorbo also guest starred on a number of sitcoms including “Just Shoot Me, “Cybill”, “Two and a Half Men”, “Dharma and Greg”, “According to Jim”, “Gary Unmarried”,  “Don’t Talk to the B in Apartment 23”, and “Hope and Faith”.  You can also add “Psych”, “Hawaii 5-0”, and a recurring role in the final season of “The OC”.

In 2011, Sorbo starred alongside Dennis Quaid, Helen Hunt in “Soul Surfer”, the inspiring true story of teen surfer Bethany Hamilton, played by Anna Sophia Robb, who lost her left arm in a shark attack while surfing. He switched his super hero role by playing a serial killer in “Julia X”, a 3D psychological thriller.  Other movies include the 2012 Christmas movie with Della Reese and Teri Polo, “A Christmas Angel”.  “Abel’s Field” is a modern day tale of Cain and Abel set in the world of Texas High School football, and “Shadow on the Mesa”, starring alongside Greg Evigan and Gail O’Grady. Other releases include  “The Black Box” and two comedies: “Poolboy: Drowning out the Fury”, and “FDR:  American Badass”.

DVD and theatrical releases for 2014/15 include “Storm Rider”, “Hope Bridge”, “Revelation Road: The Black Rider”, and “The Secret Handshake” a comedy written by Howie Klausner (Space Cowboys).   The “Mythica” trilogy of “The Necromancer”, “A Quest for Heroes”, and “The Darkspore” all set for a 2015 theatrical release dates.  Sorbo also shot a documentary of Lutheran disciple John Calvin called “Let the Lion Roar”.

2014 saw the release of the faith-based movie, “God’s Not Dead”.  The $2 million dollar budgeted movie hit a chord with audiences and became the most successful independent faith based movie ever with over $75 million US Box Office.

Kevin recently wrapped production on “Caged”.  The first of 3 movies dealing with the subject of human trafficking set for an early 2016 release.  Sorbo also leant his voice narrating the documentary, “Patterns of Evidence: The Exodus” and the documentary “Shadow Ring” both releasing in 2015.  He is also the voice for Maserati on TV and radio commercials.

Sorbo recently sold a one-hour dramatic TV show to NBC/Sony that he developed along with his wife, Sam.  “Miracle Man” is set in the current war on terrorism where Sorbo plays a lifetime Ranger fighting in Afghanistan where he is the sole survivor of a Taliban attack.  His return to America brings not only many changes for him, but those around him as well.

In 2005, he signed an unprecedented development deal with ABC/Touchstone Television that resulted in the creation go “Bobby Cannon”, a half-hour comedy pilot written by Barry Kemp of “Coach” and “Newhart” fame.  That pilot topped the charts in the audience testing, however ABC decided not to pick up the show.  Go figure.  Sorbo was also the lead in “Wolf Canyon”, a pilot about a show within a show that won the Genie Award for best comedy in Canada.

Kevin released his memoir in 2012, “True Strength: My Journey from Hercules to Mere Mortal and How Nearly Dying Saved My Life”.  The book chronicles his near death experience at the end of season 5 on Hercules.  Suffering three strokes and the battle back to regain his life.  It is an honest account of celebrity, personal tragedy, and the power of letting go.  In 2013, Sorbo received the Public Leadership in Neurology Award from the American Brain Foundation and American Academy of Neurology for his work in bringing stroke awareness to an international level.  Sorbo also received the 2013 Invisible Disabilities Association Inspiration Honors Award.  A non-profit organization encouraging, educating, and connecting people and organizations touched by illness, pain and disability around the globe.  Sorbo also co-authored a Chicken Soup for the Soul, “Think Positive for Kids”.  101 stories about good decisions, self-esteem, and positive thinking released in the Fall of 2013.

In real life, Kevin leads “A World Fit for Kids”, a successful mentoring model that trains inner-city teens to use school, fitness, sports and positive role models for themselves, and then become the coaches and mentors for younger children.  In 2004, the program was awarded the Governor’s Gold Star for the most successful after-school program in the state of California.  Then in 2003, Kevin was named national spokesperson, successor to Arnold Schwarzenegger, for the Afterschool Alliance; a non-profit organization working to ensure that all children have access to safe, enriching afterschool programs.

Sorbo currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife, Sam and three young children.

DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT Announce US Dates

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DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT will return to the road in the US this year with a two week stretch of dates; some of which will see the band playing support for Opeth. The band continues to tour on the strength of their new record, Transcendence. Speaking about their upcoming shows in North America, Devin comments:

“Continuing on our run to support Transcendence, we are coming back to America for a quick run with Opeth and Gojira as well as some additional dates to get us to and from those shows. We are many places this year and are trying to make sure we take advantage of our geographic locations as we roll. The band keeps getting stronger and we look forward to seeing you there!”

DEVIN TOWNSEND Online: 
Official Website: http://www.hevydevy.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/dvntownsend

Recorded at The Armoury Studios in Vancouver, Canada with Townsend and Adam ‘Nolly’ Getgood (Periphery, Animals as Leaders), Transcendence sounds absolutely massive. From the moment ‘Truth’—a re-work from the Infinity album—monstrously blends into the soul-stirring ‘Stormbending’ to the undulating cool of mid-point jam ‘Secret Sciences’ and Ween cover ‘Transdermal Celebration’, Townsend and crew have engineered a modern-day classic. The sheer scale of tracks like ‘Failure’, ‘Higher’, and the majestic title track is at once daunting and inviting. Transcendence pulls the listener in like a movie score. It has the emotional heft of Rosenman’s Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home and the mega-riff power of Black-era Metallica.

DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT – Upcoming US Dates
Friday, April 28th – Pomona, CA @ The Glass House*
Saturday, April 29th – Flagstaff, AZ @ The Orpheum*
Sunday, April 30th – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater*
Tuesday, May 2nd – St Louis, MO @ The Ready Room*
Thursday, May 4th – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues*
Friday, May 5th – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr Smalls*
Saturday, May 6th – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory^^
Sunday, May 7th – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom^
Tuesday, May 9th – Chicago, IL @ The Vic Theatre^
Thursday, May 11th – Denver, CO @ Red Rock Amphitheatre^
Friday, May 12th – Kansas City, KS @ Arvest Bank Theatre^
Saturday, May 13th – Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room^
Sunday, May 14th – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s**

* – Headlining with Thank You Scientist & ONI
** – Headlining with Thank You Scientist
^ – Supporting Opeth & Gojira
^^ – Supporting Mastodon, Opeth & Gojira

HighVolMusic recording artist DC4 will be headlining Musicians For VETS this year in Las Vegas on Saturday April 15th.

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HighVolMusic recording artist DC4 will be headlining Musicians For VETS this year in Las Vegas on Saturday April 15th.

For a third year, Musicians For VETS is presenting the Homeless Veteran Benefit Concert in Las Vegas, Nevada. Musicians For VETS produces benefit concerts and events consisting of a community of musicians, volunteers and sponsors who help raise 100 % donations for US VETS and other veteran organizations who help homeless veterans in their community.

The lineup for this years event consists of:

DC4
Tailgun
Berdoo
Cyanide
Dive Bomber
Driven
Attack Of The Rising
Bakers Dozen
Tura Alouise
Nacca Project
SJ Sindicate
Scott Burkhart

Saturday April 15, 2017
Adrenaline Sports Bar & Grill
3103 N Rancho Rd Las Vegas, NV 89130

Tickets available at Ticketfly
https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1429064

Musicians For VETS website
http://musiciansforvets.com/

As previously reported, DC4 is set to hit Travis Dickerson’s Recording Studio in Chatsworth, CA April 1st to begin recording for their upcoming release due out Summer 17′. Renowned producer Bill Metoyer will be producing the project at SkullSeven Productions.

THE DRIP To Support Kreator And Obituary On Seattle Show Of Decibel Tour + Additional Shows Supporting The Haunting Fear Of Inevitability Announced

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Washington-based grindcore outfit THE DRIP has booked several new upcoming shows across the Pacific Northwest in support of their Relapse Records-released The Haunting Fear Of Inevitability debut album.

THE DRIP‘s new shows include an opening slot at the Seattle date of the upcoming Decibel Magazine tour featuring Kreator, Obituary, Midnight, and Horrendous on March 28th. That set is followed by a headlining show in Olympia the following night, March 29th, and the weekend cones to a smoldering finale with a show in Portland March 30th, with Nails, Toxic Holocaust, and Gatecreeper. Additional shows are to be expected.

THE DRIP Live:

3/28/2017 Neptune – Seattle, WA @ Decibel Tour w/ Kreator, Obituary, Midnight, Horrendous [info]

3/29/2017 Obsidian – Olympia, WA

3/30/2017 Analog Café & Theater – Portland, OR w/ Nails, Toxic Holocaust, Gatecreeper [info]

Marking ten years since the band’s inception this year, THE DRIP began the year with the delivery of their proper debut album, The Haunting Fear Of Inevitability, released through Relapse Records. Fusing together the rawest elements of crust, powerviolence, d-beat and grind, the album offers thirteen frenzied tracks, chock-full of slaughterhouse riffage, lightning fast blastbeats, and pulverizing breakdowns, produced by Joel Grind of Toxic Holocaust and mastered by Brad Boatright (Skeletonwitch, Gatecreeper, Weekend Nachos).

Stream The Haunting Fear Of Inevitability in its entirety at THIS LOCATION and see the video for “Blackest Evocation” HERE.

The Haunting Fear Of Inevitability is available through Relapse Records on CD, LP, and digital formats. Physical preorders and bundles are available via Relapse.com HERE and digital preorders via Bandcamp HERE.

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Metallica Announce The WorldWired 2017 North American Tour in Support of Hardwired…To Self Destruct

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Metallica today announced their WorldWired 2017 North American tour in support of their new album Hardwired…To Self-Destruct. The WorldWired 2017 tour is produced by Live Nation and  kicks off on May 10th in Baltimore, MD at M&T Bank Stadium. The tour will crisscross its way across North America into the summer, marking the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and Grammy® Award winning band’s first proper North American tour since 2009. Avenged Sevenfold and Volbeat will be the main support acts for the tour run. See below for a list of all confirmed dates.

Presale tickets will be available to Legacy Fan Club members beginning on Tuesday, February 14 at 9:00 AM local time, with presale tickets available to all Met Club members beginning on Tuesday, February 14 at 11:00 AM local time. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning this Friday, February 17th at 10:00 AM local time. Each ticket purchased will come with a copy of the Hardwired…To Self-Destruct album, available as a physical CD or a digital download. Visit www.metallica.com for complete ticket info.

Citi is the official credit card of the WorldWired 2017 North American Tour. Citi cardmembers can take advantage of a special presale opportunity for all show dates in the U.S. beginning on Tuesday, February 14th at 11:00 AM local time. For additional details, visit www.citiprivatepass.com.

Every ticket purchased through official outlets includes your choice of a standard physical or standard digital copy of Hardwired…To Self-Destruct. Fans should expect to receive information from Warner Music Artist Services on how to redeem their albums within 14 business days after their purchase. Full details of how you can gift the album, should you have already purchased, will be given on the redemption page.

Metallica has partnered with CID Entertainment to offer four options of special enhanced experiences on this tour, including premium tickets and amenities, including: early access to the venue, a visit to the ‘Memory Remains’ exhibit of memorabilia, and meet and greets. For full package details, visit http://www.cidentertainment.com/events/metallica-tour-2017/.

Additionally, Metallica has announced the formation of their All Within My Hands Foundation, which will raise funds to support a cross-section of national, local and Bay Area charities that the individual band members support, along with continuing to donate to music education programs and local food banks. Through a collaboration with Crowdrise, the band encourages fans to make a donation when purchasing tickets to the upcoming shows. For more information, visit www.crowdrise.com/metallica

Hardwired…To Self Destruct was released on November 18 on Metallica’s own Blackened Recordings record label and debuted at No. 1 around the world, selling over 800,000 copies worldwide in its first week.  The album was produced by Greg Fidelman with James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, and is available in various configurations at www.metallica.com.

Praise for Hardwired…To Self-Destruct includes:  The New York Times: “Metallica has embraced its adulthood, reclaiming the attack of its music while jettisoning the image of a hard-rock band as young, fast and out of control;”  Rolling Stone: “Metallica’s ‘Hardwired’ shreds back to vintage eighties terror;”  Decibel: “Metallica balances legacy, longevity, and longitude with Hardwired…To Self-Destruct;Kerrang!: “This is Metallica galvanized, refreshed, refocused and rediscovering themselves. Best thing they’ve done since The Black album? Yep;” The Guardian: “Metallica have just made their finest record in 25 years;,” NME: “Metallica remain both vital and innovative;”  San Jose Mercury News:  “Metallica has once again delivered an album that echoes and underscores the mood of millions;” and much more.

To purchase Hardwired…To Self-Destruct, click HERE.

May 10 – Baltimore, MD – M&T Bank Stadium*^
May 12 – Philadelphia, PA – Lincoln Financial Field*^
May 14 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium*^
May 17 – Uniondale, NY – New Coliseum^
May 19 – Boston, MA – Gillette Stadium ^
May 21 – Columbus, OH – Rock On The Range Festival (SOLD OUT)
June 4 – St. Louis, MO – Busch Stadium^
June 7 – Denver, CO – Sports Authority Field*^
June 11 – Houston, TX – NRG Stadium*^
June 14 – San Antonio, TX – Alamodome*
June 16 – Dallas, TX – AT&T Stadium*
June 18 – Chicago, IL – Soldier Field*
July 5 – Orlando, FL – Camping World Stadium*^
July 7 – Miami, FL – Hard Rock Stadium*^
July 9 – Atlanta, GA – Suntrust Park*^
July 12 – Detroit, MI – Comercia Park*^
July 14 – Quebec City, QC- Festival D’Ete
July 16 – Toronto, ON – Rogers Centre*^
July 19 – Montreal, QB – Parc Jean-Drapeau*^
July 29 – Los Angeles, CA – Rose Bowl*+
August 4 – Phoenix, AZ – University of Phoenix Stadium*+
August 6 – San Diego, CA – Petco Park*+
August 9 – Seattle, WA – Centurylink Field*+
August 14 – Vancouver, BC – BC Place*+
August 16 – Edmonton, AB – Commonwealth Stadium*+

*With Avenged Sevenfold
^With Volbeat
+With Gojira

Tonight – 2/11 Maximum Threshold Radio Show – Guests – Brian Frank (Killer Bee)

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“Tonight good people of Earth.” 2/11 Maximum Threshold Radio Show – Guests – Brian Frank (Killer Bee)

Going to be a pretty sweet show! Get in the action this Saturday night by tuning into the show on either our website or on Tune In Radio app. 8pm ET to around 11pm ET This Saturday night!

Brian Frank

 

AVATAR TO RETURN TO THE U.S. SUPPORTING IN THIS MOMENT + MOTIONLESS IN WHITE FEATHERS & FLESH OUT NOW! “NEW LAND” CHARTING AT ROCK RADIO!

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AVATAR TO RETURN TO THE U.S. SUPPORTING IN THIS MOMENT + MOTIONLESS IN WHITE  FEATHERS & FLESH OUT NOW! “NEW LAND” CHARTING AT ROCK RADIO!

Sweden’s finest AVATAR have announced new North American tour dates today in support of IN THIS MOMENT and MOTIONLESS IN WHITE on the ‘Half God Half Devil’ Tour. The tour begins Friday, April 7 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin’s Eagles Ballroom and then continues through mid-May.

“We’ve got many friends in the United States nowadays and we feel like making some new ones,” says frontman Johannes Eckerström. “We are grateful for this opportunity to hit the road. I believe this will not only be a chance to meet all our faithful Avatar Country-citizens once again, but I think there will be a busy day on our embassy following this.” 

“It’s funny that the one I look forward to the most to perform in front of this time is YOU, who won’t be reading this as you don’t know who we are yet. Boy, oh boy are you in for a treat… It’s on.”

AVATAR will also make appearances at a number of highly coveted hard rock festivals, including Chicago’s Chicago Open Air (Saturday, July 15), France’s HELLFEST (Friday, June 16) and Belgium’s Graspop (Saturday, June 17).

A special BLABBERMOUTH.NET presale will begin on Wednesday, February 8 at 10:00 a.m. EST and end on Thursday, February 9 at 10:00 p.m. EST. When prompted, type in the presale code “ITMBBM” to access tickets before the general public.

The general onsale is Friday, February 10 at 10 a.m. local time.

Apr. 07 – Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom
Apr. 08 – Green Bay, WI – The Sandlot
Apr. 09 – Maplewood, MN – Myth Live
Apr. 11 – Omaha, NE – Sokol Auditorium/Underground
Apr. 12 – Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theater at The Midland
Apr. 14 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
Apr. 15 – Columbus, OH – Express Live
Apr. 16 – Toronto, ON – The Danforth Music Hall
Apr. 18 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
Apr. 19 – Albany, NY – Palace Theatre
Apr. 21 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live!
Apr. 22 – Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater
Apr. 23 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
Apr. 25 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
Apr. 26 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit
Apr. 28 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade – Heaven
May 02 – Birmingham, AL – Iron City
May 03 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
May 05 – Nashville, TN – War Memorial Auditorium

IN THE COMPANY OF SERPENTS: Decibel Magazine Streams First New Single From Denver Doom Duo’s Ain-Soph Aur Full-Length; Preorders Available

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Ain-Soph Aur, the long-anticipated new studio offering from Denver doom duo IN THE COMPANY OF SERPENTS, will see independent release next month.

In advance of its release, today Decibel Magazine is spotlighting closing track “Limitless Light.”

“‘Limitless Light’ is probably the heaviest thing we’ve written to date,” comments vocalist Grant Netzorg, “and it’s my favorite track off the new record. It’s a very cathartic and often painful song for me to play live. Thematically, this song deals with striving to realize the true version of one’s self, the self that is who we essentially are at the core of our beings when all other baggage we acquire in life is stripped away. It is that true and beautiful version of ourselves that we must take every effort to honor and act upon, and it is a lifelong pursuit. This song has a strong melancholy to it, because I know that in many ways I have personally failed in this endeavor, whether through personal or professional obligations, or in the simple reality of how our society operates. Nonetheless it is an immense goal worthy of constant and continued effort, regardless of any personal setbacks I have encountered on the path there, and I intend to keep chasing that ideal.”

Hear “Limitless Light,” courtesy of Decibel Magazine, at THIS LOCATION.

The six-track Ain-Soph Aur – which was captured last year at Flatline Audio in their home city by Dave Otero (Cattle Decapitation, Khemmis, Cephalic Carnage) – takes its name from the three veils of negative existence which precede the manifestation of the material universe in the philosophy of Hermetic Qabalah, a Western esoteric tradition involving mysticism and the occult. The phrase translates to ‘Limitless Light,’ and is emblematic of the Qabalistic concepts which are central to the record.

Ain-Soph Aur will see independent release on March 10th, 2017 on digital and vinyl formats. The standard edition features a white-on-white outer sleeve with a die-cut stencil of the IN THE COMPANY OF SERPENTS cross icon cut away to reveal key parts of the stark Mike Lawrence-designed cover art. The deluxe version of Ain-Soph Aur comes with two patches and two enamel pins of the A-side/B-side labels and a hand-printed block print.

Preorders are available at the band’s official Bandcamp page at THIS LOCATION.

IN THE COMPANY OF SERPENTS will play a special record release show on March 31st at the Blurbird Theater with additional rituals to be announced in the coming weeks.

IN THE COMPANY OF SERPENTS:
3/31/2017 Blue Bird Theater – Denver, CO w/ Dreadnought, Echo Beds, 908 [tickets]

IN THE COMPANY OF SERPENTS traffic in sonic catharsis. Their music inhabits the strange fringes between sludge metal and sprawling spaghetti western scores, constantly striving for visceral power and raw intensity, contrasted with eerie, spare instrumental passages. Founded in 2011, the Denver-based duo consists of Grant Netzorg on vocals and guitars and Joseph Weller Meyer on drums.  Ain-Soph Aur serves as the follow-up to the band’s critically-lauded Merging In Light EP, issued in the closing weeks of 2014. The Sludgelord hailed a, “thunderous and downtuned beast,” furthering of the record, “perfect and depressing in its sound… how this duo can make such a thunderous, epic, filthy, sludgy sound is bewildering.” No Clean Singing agreed, “these are neck-grabbing songs that will bend your head up and down to their will.”

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Night Ranger Streaming Title Track of New Album “Don’t Let Up”

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Night Ranger Streaming Title Track of New Album “Don’t Let Up”

Available March 24th via Frontiers Music Srl

Frontiers Music Srl will release “Don’t Let Up”, the new studio album from Night Ranger on March 24th. The album will be available in both a standard edition and a deluxe edition (featuring bonus track and bonus DVD – physical format only).

Beginning today, a second song, the title track, from “Don’t Let Up” has been released.  Get an exclusive first listen HERE.

“The “Don’t Let Up” album is the result of five musicians living and breathing rock ‘n roll 24 hours a day. 35 years on and Night Ranger is once again ready to let the fans know “It’s Only Rock and Roll, but I like it,” says bassist/vocalist Jack Blades of the new album.

Pre-order “Don’t Let Up” here: http://radi.al/NightRangerDontLetUp

or at the links below:

Amazon: http://radi.al/DontLetUpAmazon

iTunes: http://radi.al/DontLetUpiTunes

Google Play: http://radi.al/DontLetUpGooglePlay

Spotify: http://radi.al/DontLetUpSpotify

The first song released from the album “Somehow Someway” can be streamed HERE.

Night Ranger truly epitomizes the sound of the 80’s, while at the same time transcending it. Since their reunion in 1996, they have brought their guitar heavy, melodic brand of hard rock into the 21st century with their unparalleled talent, energy, and creativity.

 “Don’t Let Up” Track Listing:

1. Somehow Someway
2. Running Out Of Time
3. Truth
4. Day And Night*
5. Don’t Let Up
6. Won’t Be Your Fool Again
7. Say What You Want
8. We Can Work It Out
9. Comfort Me
10. Jamie
11. Nothing Left Of Yesterday

*Bonus audio track on Deluxe Edition

*Bonus DVD: Band Interviews; “Running Out Of Time” (video); “Day And Night” (Video)

 

For More Info Visit:

http://www.nightranger.com

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Party On with Wayne and Garth for A Special Night Screening Event to Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Wayne’s World

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Birthday Bash Events on February 7th and 8th in Select Theaters Nationwide

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the iconic comedy classic Wayne’s World, SpectiCast and Paramount Pictures are hosting excellent, two-night, theatrical events on February 7th and 8th, 2017.  Fans across the U.S. will have the chance to party on with Wayne and Garth when the film returns to more than 400 theaters. The special events will include an exclusive introduction by Peter Travers (Rolling Stone Magazine and ABC-TV) and a videotaped chat with the director and cast members after the film.  Wayne’s World was originally released on February 14, 1992.

Based on the “Saturday Night Live” sketch of the same name, Wayne’s World is a wacky, irreverent pop-culture comedy about the adventures of two amiably aimless metal-head friends, Wayne (Mike Myers) and Garth (Dana Carvey).  From Wayne’s basement, the pair broadcast a talk-show called “Wayne’s World” on local public access television. Wayne’s World, directed by Penelope Spheeris, grossed $183 million in its theatrical run, placing it as the tenth highest-grossing film of 1992 and the highest-grossing of the 11 films based on “Saturday Night Live” skits. The movie features Rob Lowe, Tia Carrere, Lara Flynn Boyle, Brian Doyle-Murray, Robert Patrick, Chris Farley, Ed O’Neill, Ione Skye, Meat Loaf, and Alice Cooper.

Tickets for the February 7th and 8th events may be purchased at www.waynesworld25.com.

“Wayne’s World transcends generations to pay tribute to an indelible place in American pop culture,” says SpectiCast CEO Mark Rupp. Peter Travers of Rolling Stone Magazine adds, “Director Penelope Spheeris brings out the best in Mike Myers and Dana Carvey while converting a classic SNL sketch into an enduring, full bodied film for the ages.”

Paramount Home Media Distribution also will celebrate the anniversary with a Wayne’s World Double Feature on DVD and Digital HD, arriving February 14, 2017.  Plus, Wayne’s World will be available on iTunes with new-to-digital extras, including a Director’s Commentary and Making-Of featurette.

 

Elgin & Dijak To EVOLVE?!?! Galloway vs Riddle ?!?! Match Announcements Galore….

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We have match announcements galore. Are you ready? Can you feel it? Let’s get to it….

February 7th: Our free shirt offer continues! Get a free shirt from The WWN Family! If you buy a DVD or Blu-ray 3 Pack Deal, we’ll send you a free mystery WWN branded shirt! When you order, please put your shirt size in the special instructions to redeem this offer. Get ready for a surprise, free shirt! Go to the new WWNLive.com Store to take advantage.

February 7th: Drew Galloway vs. Matt Riddle in a grudge match has been signed for EVOLVE 79 on February 25th back home at La Boom in Queens, NY. This match is months in the making! We’ll have much more on it soon. Tickets now available at TicketFly.com.

February 7th: Tracy Williams vs. Keith Lee is signed for EVOLVE 79 in NYC!

February 7th: EVOLVE is back in Joppa, MD for EVOLVE 78 on February 24th. We have seen a lot of new talent enter EVOLVE in the last couple of months. We are going to spotlight this at EVOLVE 78. The February 24th card will be all first time ever matches in EVOLVE! Tickets are now on sale.

February 7th: Drew Galloway vs. Jeff Cobb has been signed for EVOLVE 78 in the Baltimore area!

February 7th: Tracy Williams vs. ACH is set for EVOLVE 78!

February 7th: WWN officials are very excited to announce that Michael Elgin and Donovan Dijak are joining EVOLVE on Wrestlemania weekend in Orlando, FL. We haven’t hesitated to sign them into matches.

February 7th: EVOLVE Tag Team Champions Tracy Williams & Fred Yehi will defend the titles against the Superteam of Michael Elgin & Donovan Dijak at EVOLVE 80 on March 30th in Orlando, FL! Tickets are now on sale.

February 7th: Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Michael Elgin is signed for EVOLVE 81 on March 31st in Orlando. Tickets are now on sale.

February 7th: WWN is all about opportunity. Before Seth Rollins was a Champion in WWE, he was the FIP World Heavyweight Champion as Tyler Black. Everything comes full circle. Rollins’ students from the Black & Brave Academy will compete in FRAY! at Style Battle and at the FIP event this weekend. Keep an eye on Eddie Machete, Xander Killen, Connor Braxton, Alex Taylor and Jackson Kelly. Could one of these men follow the path of their mentor?

February 7th: Austin Theory is confirmed for FRAY! at Style Battle this Friday.

February 7th: FIP Tag Team Champions The Hooligans have been forced to pull off this Saturday’s FIP event due to an injury. We welcome them back after a full recovery. Drennen and Parrow have been added to this Saturday’s event.

February 7th: Upcoming women athletes Aria Blake and Dynamite DiDi will square off at FIP this Saturday in Ybor City, FL at The Orpheum.

February 7th: It’s an exciting time for The WWN Family! You can watch all the action live for only $20 a month on FloSlam.tv. Thank you for all your support. It is what makes this happen! Here’s how our February shapes up:

Style Battle S1:E2 – This Friday – Ybor City, FL – Watch At FloSlam.tv

Bracket A:

AR Fox vs. Drew Galloway
Anthony Henry vs. Caleb Konley
Bracket B:

Fred Yehi vs. Tracer X
Dan Barry vs. Sami Callihan

FRAY!

It starts with two competitors. Another enters every minute. Eliminations can take place anytime by pinfall, submission or knock out at anytime. The last man standing is the winner. Already confirmed are: Austin Theory, Eddie Machete, Xander Killen, Connor Braxton, Alex Taylor and Jackson Kelly

Full Impact Pro – This Saturday – Ybor City, FL – Watch At FloSlam.tv

FIP World Heavyweight Title Match
Fred Yehi defends vs. Brian Cage
FIP Florida Heritage Title Match – The Rematch
Martin Stone defends vs. Jon Davis

Special Attraction Match

Caleb Konley vs. Jason Cade
Special Challenge Match
Aria Blake vs. Dynamite DiDi
Dontay Brown Has A Reward For Anyone Who Can Collect The “Debt” Anthony Henry & Amber Young Owe Him!

Plus More With:

 

-Sami Callihan, AR Fox & Darby Allin of Uncle John’s Friends
-Sammy Guevara
-Dan Barry
-Austin Theory
-Tracer X
-Drennen & Parrow
-Billy Barboza with Weevil Whittaker
-Eddie Machete
-Xander Killen
-Connor Braxton
-Alex Taylor
-Jackson Kelly

-Plus many more to be added!!!

 

EVOLVE 78 – Feb. 24th – Joppa, MD – Watch At FloSlam.tv

A Night Of First-Time-Matches In EVOLVE!!!

EVOLVE Championship Match
Timothy Thatcher w/ Stokely Hathaway defends vs. Fred Yehi

Special Attraction Match #1
Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Keith Lee

Special Attraction Match #2
Drew Galloway vs. Jeff Cobb

Special Attractin Match #3
EVOLVE Tag Team Champion Tracy Williams vs. ACH

 

Plus more to be signed with:

 

-Matt Riddle
-Ethan Page with The Gatekeepers
-Jason Kincaid
-Jaka
-Chris Dickinson
-Darby Allin
-Austin Theory
-Plus more to be added!!!

 

EVOLVE 79 – Feb. 25th – Queens, NY – Watch Live At FloSlam.tv

 

EVOLVE Championship Match
Timothy Thatcher w/ Stokely Hathaway/Fred Yehi winner at EVOLVE 78 defends vs. Zack Sabre Jr.

Bonus Match Event Grudge Match

Drew Galloway vs. Matt Riddle
Grudge Match

Ethan Page with The Gatekeepers vs. Darby Allin
Special Challenge Match

EVOLVE Tag Team Champion Tracy Williams vs. Keith Lee

 

Plus more to be signed with:

-Jeff Cobb

-ACH

-Jason Kincaid

-Jaka

-Chris Dickinson

-Austin Theory

-Plus more to be added!!!

 

VIRGIN STEELE Release New Lyric Video for “Visions Of Eden” Re-Release!

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VIRGIN STEELE Release New Lyric Video for “Visions Of Eden” Re-Release!

US Metal legends VIRGIN STEELE have released a lyric video for the song “The Ineffable Name” taken from the forthcoming re-release of “Visions Of Eden”.

You can see the lyric video here:

SPV / Steamhammer is proud to re-release on February 17th, 2017 Virgin Steele´s “Visions Of Eden” as a 2CD digipak, download and stream.The first disc will contain a remixed version of the entire album and the second disc will contain a remastered presentation of the original version. The package will also include a huge booklet with new liner notes and unseen photos by David DeFeis.

TRACK LISTING “Visions Of Eden”:

CD 1: Barbaric Remix version Tracklist:

1) Immortal I Stand (The Birth Of Adam)
2) Adorned With The Rising Cobra
3) The Ineffable Name
4) Black Light On Black
5) Bonedust
6) Angel Of Death
7) God Above God
8) The Hidden God
9) Childslayer
10) When Dusk Fell
11) Visions Of Eden
 

CD 2: Romantic Re-Mastered Tracklist:
1) Immortal I Stand (The Birth Of Adam)
2) Adorned With The Rising Cobra
3) The Ineffable Name
4) Black Light On Black
5) Bonedust
6) Angel Of Death
7) God Above God
8) The Hidden God
9) Childslayer
10) When Dusk Fell
11) Visions Of Eden

For More Info Visit:

www.virgin-steele.com

https://www.facebook.com/VIRGINSTEELEOFFICIAL

http://www.youtube.com/user/VirginSteeleTV

https://www.facebook.com/steamhammerofficial/

POWER TRIP Unveils Title Track From Nightmare Logic Album Out February 24th On Southern Lord; North American Tour Kicks Off This Month

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POWER TRIP Unveils Title Track From Nightmare Logic Album Out February 24th On Southern Lord; North American Tour Kicks Off This Month

POWER TRIP gives us one last glimpse into Nightmare Logic before it’s out this month on Southern Lord. The ripping title track does not disappoint – proving POWER TRIP grander than ever. With hooks and tightness rivaling greats like Pantera or Pentagram, “Nightmare Logic” punishes fans not only sonically but with pure songwriting skill.

Listen/share POWER TRIP’s “Nightmare Logic” via YouTube RIGHT HERE.

Hear the previously-released singles “Executioner’s Tax (Swing Of The Axe)” RIGHT HERE, and “Firing Squad” HERE.

Nightmare Logic is out February 24th on Southern Lord. Preorders for the album are now available at THIS LOCATION.

POWER TRIP executes music with raw energy. They’ve trimmed the fat on every reference they pull from – whether that’s hardcore, metal, or punk – to make music that leaves marks in 2017. Hailing from Dallas, the band has toured the world relentlessly for years. Their musical proficiency, perfect song structure, rich tones, fierce riffs, delivery, and collective attitude has seeded them as one of today’s most prolific acts in any astute or heavy genre.
Riley Gale’s lyrics reflect that aggression by honing in on the devaluation of human life by those who’ve gained power through money and politics. By creating a broad dissection of human suffering above reproach from personal agendas, the lyrics attempt to unify and inspire listeners. Coming from the hardcore world, where every band vaguely fights “the man”, wants to live free and break down the walls, POWER TRIP noticeably stands out. Instead of skirting around the thought of fighting back, Nightmare Logic focuses in on real oppression felt by many all over the world, whether that’s fighting addiction and the pharmaceutical industry (“Waiting Around To Die”) or right-wing religious conservatives (“Crucifixation”). Taking cues from Discharge and Crass in Margaret Thatcher’s UK, Nightmare Logic delivers poignant social information directly into those homes engulfed in the sour turn of global politics towards right-wing agendas.
Through the years, POWER TRIP has boldly surprised their broad fanbase by performing alongside less obvious artists – closing the gap that in 2017’s social climate desperately needs to be filled. One month you can catch them playing with Title Fight, Merchandise, or Big Freedia, the next you can catch them on a long tour with Napalm Death or Anthrax. They’re a powerful storm of aggression, gaining more and more momentum with true, honest spirit. Their next massive tour kicks off this month. Dates include an East Coast run with Iron Reagan and a West Coast run with Destruction Unit.

 

POWER TRIP Tour Dates:
2/24/2017 Walter’s – Houston, TX w/ Iron Reagan
2/25/2017 Siberia – New Orleans, LA w/ Iron Reagan
2/26/2017 Saturn – Birmingham, AL w/ Iron Reagan
2/27/2017 Kings – Raleigh, NC w/ Iron Reagan, Genocide Pact
2/28/2017 Broadberry – Richmond, VA w/ Iron Reagan, Genocide Pact, Concealed Blade
3/01/2017 Soundstage – Baltimore, MD w/ Iron Reagan, Genocide Pact, Concealed Blade
3/02/2017 Marlin Room @ Webster Hall – New York, NY w/ Iron Reagan, Concealed Blade, Krimewatch
3/03/2017 Spirit – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Iron Reagan, Concealed Blade, Protestor
3/04/2017 Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH w/ Iron Reagan, Concealed Blade, Protestor
3/05/2017 The Studio @ Waiting Room – Buffalo, NY
3/07/2017 ONCE Ballroom – Somerville, MA w/ Iron Reagan
3/08/2017 Les Foufounes Électriques – Montreal, QC w/ Iron Reagan
3/09/2017 Brass Monkey – Ottawa, ON w/ Iron Reagan
3/10/2017 Velvet Underground – Toronto, ON w/ Iron Reagan
3/11/2017 Marble Bar – Detroit, MI w/ Iron Reagan
3/12/2017 Reggies – Chicago, IL w/ Iron Reagan, Call Of The Void
3/13/2017 Triple Rock – Minneapolis, MN w/ Iron Reagan, Call Of The Void
3/14/2017 Vaudeville Mews – Des Moines, IA w/ Iron Reagan, Call Of The Void
3/16/2017 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO w/ Iron Reagan
3/17/2017 89th Street Collective – Oklahoma City, OK w/ Iron Reagan
3/25/2017 The Mohawk – Austin, TX w/ Iron Age, Glue, The Real Cost
3/26/2017 South by So What? – Dallas, TX
3/27/2017 Sister – Albuquerque, NM w/ Destruction Unit, Primal Rite
3/28/2017 Marquis Theater – Denver, CO w/ Destruction Unit, Call Of The Void, Primal Rite
3/29/2017 Beehive Social Club – Salt Lake City, UT w/ Destruction Unit, Primal Rite
3/30/2017 WavePOP House – Boise, ID w/ Destruction Unit, Primal Rite
3/31/2017 Real Art Tacoma-The Deal – Tacoma, WA w/ Destruction Unit, Primal Rite. Gag
4/01/2017 Astoria – Vancouver, BC w/ Destruction Unit, Primal Rite, Gag
4/02/2017 Analog Theater – Portland, OR w/ Destruction Unit, Gag
4/04/2017 Arlene Francis Center – Santa Rosa, CA w/ Destruction Unit, Mizery
4/05/2017 Thee Stylehouse – Stockton, CA w/ Mizery
4/06/2017 The New Parish – Oakland, CA w/ Destruction Unit, Primal Rite, Mizery
4/07/2017 The Ritz – San Jose, CA w/ Destruction Unit, Mizery,
4/08/2017 Teragram Ballroom – Los Angeles, CA w/ Destruction Unit, Mizery
4/10/2017 The Casbah – San Diego, CA w/ Destruction Unit, Mizery
4/11/2017 Rebel Lounge – Phoenix, AS w/ Destruction Unit, Mizery, Gatecreeper
4/12/2017 Club Congress – Tucson, AZ w/ Destruction Unit, Mizery, Gatecreeper

“possesses a certain monolithic quality Lemmy would admire: a massive rawness and a sludgy, heavy hopelessness that thrashes with punk immediacy and metal intricacy…it’s a track preparing for war.” -NPR

 “Their approach to metal and hardcore is no-nonsense – no gimmicks… just intense riffing and songwriting” – Clrvynt

“Power Trip has lost absolutely none of its vicious bite” – Metal Injection
“equal parts righteous bloodletting and revenge fantasy… Power Trip have always found their sweet spot in the reverb-heavy fog of 80’s metal” – Pitchfork

 

Stream George Morris’ new album early on Relix (indie-pop meets glamrock)

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Stream George Morris’ New Album Here
A sense of melancholy with a hint of optimism seems to be woven into each track of George Morris‘ latest LP. The oscillating grooves pull the listener into a world of glam rock and indie-pop, with tracks like “100 Years” and “Full of Stars” at the helm. The former Satin Peaches frontman will release the self-titled solo album on 2/10, but you can hear it in its entirety now via Relix.com.

I feel like this is an album I’ve been trying to make for a long time, even going back to the Satin Peaches days,” says Morris. “It took me a bit to get it completely worked out and it’s nice to have it done.

Morris branched off on his own in 2010 and began writing new material, expanding his guitar and piano skills, and working on tunes that called back to Radiohead, Velvet Underground, and The Beatles. In 2012, he recorded his first solo record titled Organ Solos and shortly after formed a backing band called The Gypsy Chorus and released his second album We Will Go To Hell For This. Morris plans to hit the road this spring for Midwest run that he hopes will see him in more DIY venues than clubs.

Pre-order the new self-titled album here.Connect with George Morris:
Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Bandcamp

About George Morris:
Raised by musical parents, George Morris was born to write and perform music. He began making an impact on the Detroit music scene in the mid 2000’s with the Satin Peaches. In summer 2007 the Satin Peaches were included in the lineup of Lollapalooza. The band gained international exposure when they hooked up with Oasis manager Marcus Russell and signed on with the major label Island Records. Citing “lack of collaborative inspiration” the band called it quits in 2010 and George immediately focused on writing new material, expanding his guitar chops, piano skills and strategizing the next move. In 2012 he recorded a solo record entitled Organ Solos. Following Oragn Solos, was his second solo release We Will Go To Hell For This. With a solid live lineup featuring Helena Kirby, Zach Pliska, Doug Diedrich, and Ronny Tibbs, known as the Gypsy Chorus, George Morris is now ready to continue his musical quest with renewed spirituality, passion and a zest for finding the perfect musical soundtrack for our human experience.

CHASING SAFETY RELEASE SOPHOMORE ALBUM NOMAD

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CHASING SAFETY RELEASE SOPHOMORE ALBUM NOMAD

Stream NOMAD Exclusively via idobi Radio HERE

Check Out Chasing Safety’s On-Air Interview on

idobi Howl’s Rock The Walls Show

Listen to Sophomore Album NOMAD on Spotify HERE

NOMAD Out NOW via Outerloop Records

Purchase HERE

New Jersey post-hardcore rock outfit Chasing Safety released their sophomore album, NOMAD, with Outerloop Records. Co-written and produced, mixed and mastered by Kile O’Dell and Curtis Martin, NOMAD is an 11-song album filled with a slew of pulverizing rock tracks surrounding the theme of being left on your own. To celebrate the release today, the band is partnering exclusively with idobi Radio to share a visual stream of the album in full and will be going live on idobi Radio‘s Instagram to discuss the album and their time on the road with Ice Nine Kills. This is what Johnny Galivan had to say about the release of NOMAD:“Nomad is a genuine album about life. A lot of the songs on this album are about the thoughts I have about growing up and seeing how fast life goes by. The album is called Nomad because the overarching theme comes down to the idea that you are on your own to figure life out and make your own decisions. It was a blast to create – we wrote this album collectively in the same room with one another and it goes to show that writing together not only makes us better musicians but we’ve also come up with an album that is our best to date and one we’re extremely proud of. ” – Johnny Galivan

Hailing from Cherry Hill, NJ, Chasing Safety is a captivating band best known for delivering a barrage of ferociously intricate guitar riffs, explosive choruses, and hauntingly cinematic flares. Bringing their brand of theatrical brutality to life, the band flawlessly transitions their melodies from the stereo to the stage, taking their live show to the next level with high-energy on-stage antics. Comprised of Johnny Galivan (vocals), Kenny Davis (vocals, bass), Patrick Hall (guitar), and Luke Chizek (drums), the pulverizing five piece has stamped out a corner in the post-hardcore genre. After dominating their local scene, Chasing Safety self-released an EP, The Machine, in 2013, organically growing a rabid fan-base before penning a deal with Outerloop Records. Their debut full-length, Season of the Dead, was released in 2013 in collaboration with famed producers Dan Korneff (Pierce The Veil, Crown The Empire) and Nick Sampson (Asking Alexandria, Born Of Osiris).

Head to idobi Radio today to check out the video playlist for NOMAD and be sure to follow both the band and outlet on social media as they document the day, and tune-in to idobi Howl at 8pm EST on Saturday 1/7/17 to hear an exclusive interview on Rock The Walls. NOMAD can be streamed in full on Spotify and purchased across all platforms here. Visit Outerloop.Group for more information.

Chasing Safety:

Nomad LP Track listing

1. Brand New Prison
2. Run & Hide
3. Erase Me
4. This Is Hell
5. Nomad
6. Long For More
7. World We Know
8. The Fall
9. Captive
10. Under Fire
11. Devil’s Son

Catch Chasing Safety on Tour w/ Ice Nine Kills:

1/4/17 – Rochester, NY @ Harmony House
1/5/17 – Whitehall, PA @ Planet Trog
1/6/17 – Stanhope, NJ @ Stanhope House
1/7/17 – Hamden, CT @ The Space
1/8/17 – Peabody, MA @ Peabody Elks Lodge

Follow Chasing Safety Online:

Outerloop.Group

Facebook

Twitter

Instagram

Spotify

CRAIG GASS (Comedian) get advice from rockstars to perform at Festival

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c6Comedian Craig Gass recently was an artist who performed at the 2016 Rock on the Range Festival, which celebrated its 10th year in existence. Prior to Gass’ performance he met up with dozens of rockstars and fellow comedians on how to win over a rock festival crowd with his comedic approach.

Some great tips and advice is given to him. Everyone from Randy Blythe, Disturbed, Steel Panther, Don Jamieson, Sevendust and much more help him out.  Watch the video below to see the outcome.

Craig Gass:  Official | FB

NAMMtastic

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NAMM 2017
Anaheim, Ca

As one of the biggest trade shows in the music industry, NAMM draws nearly 100,000 attendees every year and this year was no different. NAMM is held every January in Anaheim, California at the Anaheim Convention Center which is just about a 5 min walk from Disneyland.

Billy Duff @ Ernie Ball Booth – NAMM 2017

We were only able to cover one day this year but in that one day I saw a plethora of musicians signing at different booths, like Lita Ford, DJ Ashba of Sixx AM, and Nico McBrain of Iron Maiden to name a few. I also grabbed a couple of interviews that included Gus G who replaced Zakk Wylde for Ozzy’s band and September of September Mourning.

Once you enter the building, you immediately go into sensory overload while your brain takes a moment to process all that is going on around you. There are booths with equipment for any of your musical needs, from recording to lighting to any musical instrument you can think of and maybe even a few you didn’t know existed. Some booths have signings by famous musicians, while other have performances going on. You will see people who are trying out the instruments and gear at different booths before possibly buying it.

Fender Exhibit – NAMM 2017

There is also a stage set up outside that you can listen to different types of music being played live all while you get your grub on at the different gourmet food trucks. And by the end of the day, you and everyone else will head out looking like zombies from walking all 4 floors of the Anaheim Convention Center.

If all that wasn’t enough, there are numerous music shows going on every night of NAMM at local clubs for you to check out. So if you ever have a chance to attend NAMM then go, you won’t regret it.

Written by: NickyMae

Lita Ford – NAMM 2017

David Ellefson – NAMM 2017

DJ Ashba – NAMM 2017

Rock on the Range 2017 Coming Soon!

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2017 seems to be building steam. May, the loudest month of the year will be featuring some of the world’s biggest bands and headlining stages nation-wide. Rock on the Range 2017 will have featured artist Metallica. Expect this to be an instant classic event. The weekend also will be providing performances by Korn and Soundgarden.

There will also be some other classic bands hitting the weekend adventure, The Offspring and Columbus’ fav Papa Roach will be making their return appearance to Mapfre Stadium

Finnish female fronted rock band Viper Arms to release a debut album – first single and video out

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The first single from the upcoming debut album by Viper Arms, the heavyweight of female fronted rock in Finland – released with a beautiful apocalyptic video.
The album is to be released in March 2017.

V.R. Label Finland proudly presents Black Surf, the first single of the upcoming album by the newly signed female fronted band.

Watch now on YouTube, listen on Spotify, as WAV– or MP3-file or download as a package for editorial use.

Inspired by dystopian and horror fiction, Black Surf is the first single from the upcoming full-length debut album of Finnish female fronted Viper Arms. The band is known for their energetic live shows and their catchy tunes. Last summer the band performed, among other venues and festivals, at Ruisrock – one of the oldest and biggest festivals in Europe.
The bands comment on Black Surf:
”With its eerie melodies and lyrics inspired by dystopian fiction, Black Surf describes the last staggering steps of humanity in a dark and postapocalyptic world, where the only source of light comes from the stars shining above the relics of what was once called civilization.”

More about Viper Arms on Facebook and on web site

Nickelback – Feed The Machine Tour Fan Club Presale Starts Today

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Fan Club Presale Starts TodayThe Fan Club presale for Nickelback’s Feed The Machine Tour starts at 10am TODAY! Check out all the tour dates below and if you want to be first in line to get tickets to this summer’s North American tour, join the fan club now.

The Feed The Machine Tour will begin on June 23 with 44 dates across North America. Daughtry will join Nickelback as their special guest for all of the U.S. dates, as well as Toronto and Montreal, while Shaman’s Harvest will be seen on all dates. Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame icons, Cheap Trick, will be special guests for the western Canadian leg of the tour.

For a limited time, all Fan Club packages include a CD copy of Feed The Machine. In addition to the new album, the new Fan Club package includes an exclusive, silk-screened poster.

Nickelback’s ninth album, Feed The Machine, will be available on Friday, June 9.

   GET PRESALE ACCESS   
FEED THE MACHINE TOUR DATES
JUNE 23 NOBLESVILLE, IN
KLIPSCH MUSIC CENTER
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JUNE 24 DETROIT, MI
DTE MUSIC ENERGY THEATRE
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JUNE 27 TORONTO, ON
BUDWEISER STAGE
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JUNE 29 MONTREAL, QC
CENTRE BELL
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JULY 1 WANTAGH, NY
JONES BEACH THEATER
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JULY 2 HOLMDEL, NJ
PNC BANK ARTS CENTER
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JULY 4 VIRGINIA BEACH, VA
VETERANS UNITED HOME LOANS AMP
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JULY 7 BANGOR, ME
DARLING’S WATERFRONT PAVILION
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JULY 8 MANSFIELD, MA
XFINITY CENTER
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JULY 10 SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY
SARATOGA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
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JULY 12 DARIEN CENTER, NY
DARIEN LAKE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
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JULY 20 MONTICELLO, IA
GREAT JONES COUNTY FAIR
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JULY 21 OMAHA, NE
CENTURYLINK CENTER
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JULY 23 KANSAS CITY, MO
STARLIGHT THEATRE
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JULY 25 MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO
HOLLYWOOD CASINO AMP
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JULY 28 HOUSTON, TX
CYNTHIA WOODS MITCHELL PAVILION
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JULY 29 DALLAS, TX
STARPLEX PAVILION
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AUG 1 TAMPA, FL
MIDFLORIDA CREDIT UNION AMP
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AUG 2 ALPHARETTA, GA
VERIZON WIRELESS AMP
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AUG 4 CAMDEN, NJ
BB&T PAVILION
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AUG 5 HERSHEY, PA
HERSHEYPARK STADIUM
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AUG 7 BURGETTSTOWN, PA
KEYBANK PAVILION
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AUG 9 CINCINNATI, OH
RIVERBEND MUSIC CENTER
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AUG 11 DES MOINES, IA
IOWA STATE FAIR GRANDSTAND
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AUG 12 CHICAGO, IL
HUNTINGTON BANK PAVILION AT NORTHERLY ISLAND
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AUG 14 CUYAHOGA FALLS, OH
BLOSSOM MUSIC CENTER
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AUG 24 ST. PAUL, MN
MINNESOTA STATE FAIR
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AUG 26 BISMARCK, ND
BISMARCK EVENT CENTER
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AUG 27 BILLINGS, MT
METRAPARK RIMROCK AUTO ARENA AT METRAPARK
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AUG 29 SPOKANE, WA
SPOKANE ARENA
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AUG 30 PORTLAND, OR
SUNLIGHT SUPPLY AMP
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SEPT 1 PUALLUP, WA
WASHINGTON STATE FAIR
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SEPT 3 MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA
SHORELINE AMP
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SEPT 6 WHEATLAND, CA
TOYOTA AMP
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SEPT 8 LOS ANGELES, CA
GREEK THEATRE
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METAL CHURCH “NEEDLE AND SUTURE” OFFICIAL VIDEO

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METAL CHURCH “NEEDLE AND SUTURE” OFFICIAL VIDEO

West coast metal veterans Metal Church have released a new music video for “Needle and Suture”, a song from the band’s latest album “XI” which was released on March 25th of this year via Rat Pak Records and debuted at  #57 on the Billboard top 200, having shifted 11,000 equivalent album units for the week ending March 31. Metal Church “XI” is the band’s eleventh studio album and also marks the return of legendary front man Mike Howe.

The coinciding “XI” tour showcased the invigorated lineup to audiences around the world, where they performed at several European festivals including: Wacken, Dynamo, Rock Hard, Alcatraz, Beast Coast Festival, Porispere and many more hot spots around Europe. The U.S. leg of the tour paired them with Armored Saint for a co-headlining run, and also saw them supporting Megadeth’s “Dystopia” tour, alongside Amon Amarth, Suicidal Tendencies and the Butcher Babies. The band performed over 50 headline shows and also appeared on both the Monsters of Rock Cruise and the Ozzfest meets Knotfest kickoff show.

The band is currently working on new material and will be announcing some new show dates and few other cool surprises in the coming days!

Video directed by Jamie Brown / Smokin’ Gun Video Productions

Metal Church is:
Mike Howe (vocals)
Kurdt Vanderhoof (guitar)
Jeff Plate (drums)
Steve Unger (bass)
Rick VanZandt (guitar)

Website: http://www.MetalChurchOfficial.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialMetalChurch
Twitter: https://twitter.com/metalchurchis1

Metal ChurchNeedle and Suture” from the  CD “XI” in stores now!

iTunes: http://smarturl.it/MCXIiTunes
Amazon: http://smarturl.it/acx9pa
Deluxe International Version available at: http://smarturl.it/MetalChurchUSA