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SUPERJOINT Kicks Off Part Two Of Their Caught Up In The Gears Tour Tonight; VIP Meet & Greet Packages Available

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The anticipated second leg of SUPERJOINT‘s Caught Up In The Gears US will commence today in San Antonio, Texas. The eighteen-date journey will work its way west, ending on May 14th in Dallas, Texas. Support will again be provided by Motor City thrashers Battlecross and noise rock eccentrics/Housecore labelmates Child Bite, also of Detroit, who both trekked out with the band during the first leg of the tour in January.

Special VIP meet & greet packages have just been made available via the Housecore Store at THIS LOCATION.

SUPERJOINT w/ Battlecross, Child Bite:
4/21/2017 Alamo City Music Hall – San Antonio, TX [tickets]
4/22/2017 Jake’s Backroom – Lubbock, TX [tickets]
4/23/2017 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM [tickets]
4/25/2017 Marquee Theater – Tempe, AZ [tickets]
4/26/2017 Brooklyn Bowl – Las Vegas, NV [tickets]
4/27/2017 Whisky A Go Go – West Hollywood, CA [tickets]
4/29/2017 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA [tickets]
4/30/2017 Slim’s – San Fransico, CA [tickets]
5/02/2017 El Corazon – Seattle, WA [tickets]
5/03/2017 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR [tickets]
5/05/2017 Pub Station – Bilings, MT [tickets]
5/06/2017 Diamondz Event Center – Jerome, ID [tickets]
5/07/2017 Mesa Theater – Grand Junction, CO [tickets]
5/09/2017 Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO [tickets]
5/10/2017 Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO [tickets]
5/12/2017 The Cotilion – Wichita, KS [tickets]
5/13/2017 Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK [tickets]
5/14/2017 Trees – Dallas, TX [tickets]
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10/29 – 11/02/2017 Metal Maya – Puerto Morelos, MX [tickets]

 

SUPERJOINT will be touring in support of their Caught Up In The Gears Of Application full-length. The record, which Loudwire crowned, “a raw exercise in riffing devastation and swirling, erratic tempo shifts,” is SUPERJOINT‘s first proper studio offering in over a decade. Recorded at the famed Nodferatu’s Lair, produced by SUPERJOINT co-founder Philip H. Anselmo (Down, Pantera, Scour, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Arson Anthem etc.) and Stephen Berrigan (Down, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Eyehategod, Haarp, Classhole, etc.), and mastered by Scott Hull (Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Pig Destroyer) at Visceral Sounds, the thirty-eight-minute bruiser spews forth an unapologetic crossover of hardcore punk, metal, and uncompromising, antagonistic, New Orleans-style angst.

Various order bundles, including limited edition vinyl options and authentic woodwork from their “Caught Up In The Gears Of Application” video are available via Housecore at THIS LOCATION. For digital orders, point your browser HERE where you can also stream the record in full.

 

SUPERJOINT was resurrected in 2015 after the original band broke up a decade earlier. At the behest of the late Corey Mitchell, co-founder of The Housecore Horror Film Festival, SUPERJOINT founders Anselmo, Jimmy Bower (Down, Eyehategod), and Kevin Bond (Christ Inversion, Artimus Pyledriver et al) joined forces with longtime comrades, drummer José “Blue” Gonzalez (Warbeast, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals), and bassist Stephen Taylor (Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Woven Hand, 16 Horse Power). A new era of the band was born. After just two tours, new material followed culminating in the scathing sounds of Caught Up In The Gears Of Application.

 

“[Philip H. Anselmo’s] tenacity seems undeniable, and that spirit shines through Caught Up In The Gears Of Application from beginning to end.” – Blabbermouth

ZAKK SABBATH: Black Sabbath Cover Band Led By Guitarist/Vocalist Zakk Wylde To Release Limited Live In Detroit LP Via Southern Lord; “War Pigs” Video Clip Posted + Preorders Available

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ZAKK SABBATH, the Black Sabbath all-star cover band featuring guitarist/vocalist Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society, Ozzy Osbourne), bassist Blasko (Ozzy Osbourne, Rob Zombie), and drummer Joey Castillo (Danzig, Queens Of The Stone Age, Bl’ast!) will release the limited edition Live In Detroit LP via Southern Lord Recordings on June 16th.

Preorders for Live In Detroit are available starting TODAY via Southern Lord at THIS LOCATION.

The three tracks comprising Live In Detroit were captured at the band’s thundering performance at The Fillmore in Detroit, Michigan on October 28th, 2016. Southern Lord will release Live In Detroit as a one time, vinyl-only pressing in multiple color variants. Additionally, the band will have the Live In Detroit LP available for purchase throughout their upcoming tour (see dates below).

Check out the music video for “War Pigs,” directed by Justin Reich, RIGHT HERE.

Live In Detroit Track Listing:

Side A

  1. War Pigs (13:25)

Side B

  1. Supernaut (4:57)
  2. Fairies Wear Boots (7:33)

ZAKK SABBATH will embark upon their first ever US headlining tour next month, paying tribute to heavy metal’s most important band of all time. The month-long trek will commence on May 18th and run through June 17th with included stops at this year’s Rock On The Range and Rocklahoma. See all confirmed dates below.

ZAKK SABBATH:

5/18/2017 The Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY

5/19/2017 The Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY SOLD OUT

5/20/2017 BB&T Pavilion @ WMMR BBQ – Camden, NJ

5/21/2017 MAPFRE Stadium @ Rock On The Range – Columbus, OH

5/23/2017 The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC

5/25/2017 Warehouse Live Studio – Houston, TX

5/26/2017 Gas Monkey Live – Dallas, TX w/ The Sword

5/27/2017 Catch The Fever Festival Grounds @ Rocklahoma – Pryor, OK

5/28/2017 Fubar – St. Louis, MO

5/30/2017 Exit/In – Nashville, TN SOLD OUT

5/31/2017 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

6/02/2017 Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL SOLD OUT

6/03/2017 KQRC’s Rockfest – Kansas City, MO

6/04/2017 Marquis Theater – Denver, CO

6/06/2017 The Pin – Spokane, WA

6/07/2017 The Crocodile – Seattle, WA SOLD OUT

6/08/2017 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR SOLD OUT

6/09/2017 Riverview Ranch @ 40th Annual Redwood Run – Piercy, CA

6/10/2017 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA

6/17/2017 El Rey – Los Angeles, CA

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American Power Trio PRONG Announces Spring 2017 Run of Headline Shows Amidst Their North American Tour with Testament and Sepultura!

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American Power Trio PRONG Announces Spring 2017 Run of Headline Shows Amidst Their North American Tour with Testament and Sepultura!

New Studio Outing “ZERO DAYS” Drops on July 28, 2017 via Steamhammer/SPV/eOne.

2017 is shaping up to be another touring year for the history books. As if we weren’t already busy enough, in typical PRONG fashion, we decided to add 5 headline shows to this massive North American run.Always great to play a longer set and include more material from our records! We are extremely excited,” says PRONG founding member Tommy Victor

PRONG also announces that their new album “ZERO DAYS” will be released on July 28, 2017 via Steamhammer/SPV/eOne. More details to surface in the coming weeks.

PRONG spent the better part of October and November 2016 trekking through Europe with Obituary, Exodus and King Parrot as part of the “Battle Of The Bays”-Tour. In April/May they are touring North America with Testament and Sepultura and are then returning to Europe for a massive run of both festival and club shows. This touring cycle has counted among the busiest and most successful in the band’s illustrious career.

PRONG

“Zero Days – North America 2017”

4/18 The Throne Theater — Wilmington, NC
4/25 The John St Pub — Arnprior, ON, Canada
5/1 Big Shots — Valparaiso, IN
5/5 Lookout Lounge — Omaha, NE
5/14 Mesa Theater  — Grand Junction, CO

 

Dates With Testament and Sepultura 

4/7: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live

4/8: San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theater

4/9: Houston, TX @ House of Blues

4/10: New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues

4/12: Tampa, FL @ The Ritz Ybor

4/13: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room

4/14: Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues

4/15: Atlanta, GA @ Centerstage

4/16: Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore

4/19: Richmond, VA @ The National

4/20: Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom

4/21: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium (NEMHF)

4/22: Huntington, NY @ The Paramount

4/23: Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory

4/24: Baltimore, MD @ Ram’s Head Live

4/26: Montreal, QC @ Metropolis

4/27: Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre

4/28: Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theater

4/29: Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts

4/30: Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre

5/2: Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall

5/3: Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue

5/4: Sioux Falls, SD @ The District

5/6: Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall

5/7: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot

5/9: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater

5/10: Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom

5/11: Seattle, WA @ Showbox Market

5/12: Boise, ID @ The Revolution Theater

5/15: Flagstaff, AZ @ Oprheum Theater

5/16: San Diego, CA @ House of Blues

5/17: Scottsdale, AZ @ Livewire

5/18: Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues

5/19: San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom

5/20: Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl

 

Outline Magazine UK wrote about one of the recent shows:

“From the start it’s clear why Prong have made such an impression on the music scene. They have a sound bigger than the sum of the three people on stage, and they know how to use it. It’s like someone has weaponised metal, and they’re using the audience for aural target practice. It’s impressive, and it’s also really, really fucking good.”

The current PRONG album “X-No Absolutes” was released worldwide through SPV/Steamhammer on February 05th, 2016 as a Digipak (incl. bonus track + sticker), Double LP Gatefold version (red vinyl, CD in paper sleeve) and as download and stream. The album entered the official album charts in Germany, the USA, Belgium and the UK.

For More Info Visit:

http://www.prongmusic.com

https://www.facebook.com/prongmusic

http://www.spv.de 

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FOZZY Prepare To Embark On “Judas Rising” Tour 2017

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Veteran Hard Rock outfit FOZZY will make their highly awaited return to the road in the United States with the announcement of the band’s “Judas Rising” tour. Led by their infamously charismatic frontman (and WWE Legend) Chris Jericho, Fozzy are prepared to rock fans worldwide with a live show that will offer the first taste of new material since the release of their last full length record, “Do You Wanna Start A War” (2014). Joining Fozzy on these dates will be Kyng & Sons of Texas.

Speaking about the band’s upcoming dates, Fozzy lead singer Chris Jericho expressed his enthusiasm for their first tour in over a year, stating:

“I’m so excited to get back on the lighted stage w Fozzy after taking all of 2016 off! The Judas Rising Tour sees a new Fozzy with new music and a killer new stage show, but with the same energy and party vibe that we’ve been bringing to our fans since day one! Come rock with us, drink a beer and show your boobs…whether you’re a girl or a guy! Fozzy is back…don’tcha dare miss us!”

Tickets and VIP Packages for all dates on the “Judas Rising” tour can be found at the following link: http://www.chris-jericho.com/judas-rising-tour/

Guitar god Allan Holdsworth passes away

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Maximum Threshold and guitarists around the world mourn the loss of guitar legend Allan Holdsworth.  We send our prayers out to the family.

More sad news… “It is with heavy hearts that we notify everyone of the passing our beloved father Allan Holdsworth. We would appreciate privacy and time while we grieve the loss of our dad, grandad, friend and musical genius. We will update close friends and family when service arrangements have been made and will notify the public of an open memorial service, which all would be welcome. We are undeniably still in shock with his unexpected death and cannot begin to put into words the overwhelming sadness we are experiencing. He is missed tremendously.

Much Love,
Louise Holdsworth, Emily Holdsworth, Sam Holdsworth & Rori”

NIGHT RANGER’S KELLY KEAGY TAKES LEAVE OF ABSENCE FOLLOWING SUCCESSFUL HEART PROCEDURE

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NIGHT RANGER’S KELLY KEAGY TAKES LEAVE OF ABSENCE FOLLOWING SUCCESSFUL HEART PROCEDURE
Rock Veterans Castronovo & Coury to Fill In Temporarily Behind Drum Kit as Legendary Band’s “Don’t Let Up / 35th Anniversary World Tour” ContinuesKelly Keagy, the drummer, co-lead vocalist and co-founder of the acclaimed, multi-platinum and long-running band Night Ranger, is taking a temporary leave of absence from the band during April and May, as he recovers from a successful heart procedure, Night Ranger announced today.  Veteran drummers Deen Castronovo (formerly of Journey/Bad English) and Fred Coury (Cinderella) will sit in for Keagy for the next 6 weeks during the “35th Anniversary World Tour, which coincides with the release of the band’s 11th studio album, Don’t Let Up.

Keagy issued the following statement:

“I’ve dealt with a heart abnormality my entire life.  At the recommendation of my doctors, I decided to undergo a procedure that will allow me to come back even stronger.  I’ve asked the guys in the band to go ahead with the tour, and I’m looking forward to rejoining them on the road as soon as I can.  I’m grateful for the support and prayers of my family, my bandmates, and our fans, which have meant everything to me as I’ve gone through this process.”

Keagy is now at home continuing his recovery, which is expected to take six weeks.

Night Ranger’s Jack Blades (lead vocals, bass), Brad Gillis (lead & rhythm guitars), Keri Kelli (lead & rhythm guitars), and Eric Levy (keyboards) issued the following statement:

“We support and applaud Kelly’s decision to put his health first and undergo this treatment now so he can be back at full strength as quickly as possible.  While it will be strange being out on the road without our brother Kelly for the first time in the band’s history, we take comfort in knowing it’s a temporary situation, and he’ll be back soon even stronger to continue the “35th Anniversary World Tour”.”

“We’re grateful to our buddies Deen and Fred, for agreeing to step in as guest drummers for Night Ranger during Kelly’s short hiatus (Deen will perform at the May shows and Fred will perform at the April shows).  They’ve both been good friends of the band for years, and it’ll be great to be rockin’ America with them while Kelly recuperates.”

“We know our fans join us in sending their thoughts and prayers to Kelly and his family as he recovers from his procedure, and we look forward to reuniting with him on the road very soon as we celebrate the release of Don’t Let Up and the “35th Anniversary World Tour” rolls on.”

 For more information, visit NightRanger.com.

ACLU Benefit MUSIC FOR EVERYONE Gets Released TODAY… feat. Taking Back Sunday, Kevin Devine, Gift of Gab, Anti-Flag, Allison Weiss and more!

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ACLU-Benefit Compilation features Rare and/or Unreleased Protest Songs
By Taking Back Sunday, Kevin Devine, Gift of Gab, Gravel Kings, Chris Farron, Anti-Flag, Dave Hause, Anthony Green, The Republic of Wolves, and More!

Collecting musical voices from different shades of the spectrum, the compilation MUSIC FOR EVERYONE celebrates its release today, March 30, 2017.  Available to pay what you want with a minimum of $10 at https://musicforeveryone.bandcamp.com, proceeds for the sale of Music For Everyone will benefit the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Compiled by Taking Back Sunday‘s John Nolan with help from Collective Confusion Records, Hopeless Records and the non-profit Sub City, Music For Everyone unites artists who have provided rare, unreleased and/or brand new music to voice their concern about the current fiery political environment. (read Alternative Press‘s interview with John about his inspiration here).

Contributing artists include Taking Back Sunday, Anti-Flag, Kevin Devine, Modern Chemistry, The Republic of Wolves, Gravel Kings, Blackalicious’ Gift of Gab (in a special collaboration with Taking Back Sunday), Answering Machine, Baggage, Chris Farren, Potty Mouth, Brett Newski, Brendan Kelly and the Wandering Birds, Anthony Green, Frank Iero, Dave Hause, Sleep On It, Jared Hart, Cassino, Dead Heavens featuring Walter Schreifels, and Allison Weiss (full track listing below). The cover art was designed and donated by artist David Foarde (Instagram: @DavidFoarde).
1. Anti-Flag – Buried The Shame (DEMO) 01:47
2. Chris Farren – Always 01:58
3. Taking Back Sunday – Just A Man 03:36
4. Potty Mouth – Twisted 02:56
5. Travis Hayes – Honest Man (Live At Nu-Tone) 03:44
6. Gift Of Gab (ft. Taking Back Sunday) – When Justice Comes 02:37
7. Kevin Devine – Both Ways (Acoustic) 02:58
8. Dave Hause – Season’s Greetings From Ferguson 03:14
9. Allison Weiss – Break My Heart 02:41
10. Brett Newski – I’m Paranoid 02:43
11. Brendan Kelly And The Wandering Birds – Boardin’ USA 02:10
12. Anthony Green – Spanish Moss 03:30
13. James Dewees & John Nolan – Believe In Me 03:28
14. Frank Iero – Getting Into Heaven Can Be Hell 02:04
15. Modern Chemistry – The OverThinker 03:24
16. Baggage – Half Full 04:05
17. Secret Space – Point Of Change 02:57
18. Jared Hart – Heads Or Tails 04:02
19. Cameron Boucher – sinn 02:09
20. Dead Heavens – Straight Outta Blindness 03:36
21. The Republic Of Wolves – Birdless Cage 05:32
22. Answering Machine – City Of Glass 02:38
23. Cassino – Corvette 05:14
24. Rationale – Space Angela 02:58
25. Gravel Kings – American Skies 03:50
26. Sleep On It – Memorial Day 04:32
27. Lolo – The Day After Tomorrow 05:27

For more information and testimonials from the participating artists on why they wanted to be involved, please go to www.musicforeveryone.us. The website was graciously donated by Seven Ages Design.
About Sub City:
Established in 1999, Sub City is the 501(c)(3) charity arm of Hopeless Records. It has raised over 2.3 million dollars for over 60 non-profit organizations by connecting bands and fans to causes they are passionate about. Sub City has been recognized for its efforts by the 110th U.S. Congress, the California Senate, the Los Angeles City Council, the National Association of Retail Merchandisers (NARM), Billboard MagazineAlternative Press Magazine, the Los Angeles Times and many other publications.

About Collective Confusion Records
Collective Confusion Records was founded in New York City in 2010 as an outlet for a frustrated music fan to help his favorite bands get a leg up on the competition. In recent years, Collective Confusion has grown from a passion project to a socially conscious one as well, releasing two charity records Call To Arms 1 and 2 for various charities. Collective Confusion in the years to come will continue to further this mission and bring you music we believe deserves to be heard, and fight for the causes worth fighting for.

ATTILA – European »Chaos« tour kicks off tomorrow!

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European »Chaos« tour starts tomorrow!

Atlanta based party metallers ATTILA will kick off their long awaited European »Chaos« tour tomorrow in Glasgow, UK.

Watch the tour trailere now here: https://www.facebook.com/AttilaGA/videos/10154021048547393/

ATTILA frontman Fronz commented: “We are EXTREMELY excited to come back to Europe for a headlining tour. It’s been long overdue. We just released our new album CHAOS and we’re stoked to play some new songs for the very first time! This will be our biggest European Tour yet!”

Tour dates:
01.04.2017 – UK, Glasgow – Garage
02.04.2017 – UK, Leeds – Key Club
03.04.2017 – UK, Nottingham – Rescue Rooms
04.04.2017 – UK, Birmingham – O2 Academy 2
05.04.2017 – UK, Bristol – Marble Factory
06.04.2017 – UK, Manchester – Academy 2
07.04.2017 – UK, London – Electric Ballroom
09.04.2017 – UK, Southhampton – Engine Rooms
10.04.2017 – FR, Paris – Petit Bain
11.04.2017 – DE, Cologne – Luxor
12.04.2017 – BE, Antwerp – Kavka
13.04.2017 – NE, Haarlem – Patronaat
14.04.2017 – DE, Berlin – Bi Nuu
15.04.2017 – DE, Stuttgart – Club Cann
17.04.2017 – SWE, Stockholm – Fryshuset
18.04.2017 – NO, Oslo – Krosset
19.04.2017 – DK, Copenhagen – Pumpehuset
20.04.2017 – DE, Hamburg – Logo
21.04.2017 – FR, Strasbourg – Laiterie
22.04.2017 – IT, Pinarella Di Cervia – Rockplanet Club
23.04.2017 – AT, Vienna – Flex
24.04.2017 – CH, Pratteln – 27
25.04.2017 – DE, Munich – Backstage Halle

ATTILA recently released their brand new album »Chaos« via SharpTone Records.

Get »Chaos« via
iTuneshttp://geni.us/ATTILACHAOSIT
Apple Musichttp://geni.us/ATTILACHAOSAM
Amazon MP3http://geni.us/ATTILACHAOSAMP3
Google Playhttp://geni.us/ATTILACHAOSGP
NB Flachttp://geni.us/ATTILACHAOSFLAC

Watch the video for ‘Let’s Get Abducted’ here: https://youtu.be/eDsna16cUKE

Watch the official music video for ‘Bulletproof’ here: https://youtu.be/awR-DQpibw8

Watch the official lyric video for ‘Ignite’ here: https://youtu.be/FcrXtA-9myM 

And watch ‘Public Apology’ here: https://youtu.be/_H1I63FkUeY 

ATTILA frontman Fronz spoke about how »Chaos« is return to ATTILA‘s roots, saying, “We sat down in a room together and asked, ‘What did we do when we wrote the first few albums that we don’t do anymore?’ We realized the thing we’d stopped doing was getting together and jamming in a basement. It’s so easy for bands to sit around a computer and create music. It’s too easy to forget to jam the songs in person, on real instruments.”

He continued, “Everything about »Chaos« is real, because we all met up in Georgia, right near the basement where we used to meet up when we were living off Taco Bell.”

»CHAOS« TRACK LISTING:
1. Ignite
2. Bulletproof
3. Public Apology
4. Obsession
5. Moshpit Feat. Ookay
6. Rise Up
7. Lets Get Abducted
8. Legend
9. Queen
10. All Hail Rock And Roll
11. King

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World Gone Release Official Video for “Feed the Machine”

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World Gone Release Official Video for “Feed the Machine”

Florida based Metal band World Gone has released the Official Music Video for their single, “Feed The Machine.” Self-directed and produced, “Feed The Machine” was shot in a Florida bunker.”Feed the Machine” is a story of human enslavement and the struggle to find a way to finally be free. Afraid of death, future loss, injury, and imprisonment, the majority of humans have become easily controlled and dominated by the powerful few. The greatest resource in history has not been gold or oil, it has been the extortion of other humans. You can’t get a hen to lay more eggs by threatening it but you can get a human to give you his eggs by threatening him. Human fear farming has been the most lucrative trade of all time and even now continues to feed the evil plans for domination of the universe by the bloated, power mad, and greedy Human Coercion Machine.- World Gone

“World Gone is the kind of band that will dominate the metal scene for decades. World Gone is the reason kids are scared of the dark.”
Scooter Ward, Cold Official

“What I love about World Gone is they are exactly what a metal band is supposed to be. Amazing riffs, great vocals, an over the top live show and a sound that kicks you right in the face!”
Matt Pinfield, Fan Pass (Apr 06, 2014)

“We pride ourselves at RockRevolt to find the cream of the crop indie bands that bust their asses off, and not only bust their asses off, but do it WELL! Here is a band that absolutely made us jump and go, “WOW!” World Gone is an example for Indie Bands everywhere of what to do, and how to do it! Out of Jacksonville, Florida the guys of World Gone have brought it together and can run with the big dogs ANY day! In fact, they do! From a stellar sound to an aesthetic that forces you to turn and look, these guys don’t even need to be on your radar, because they will be in your face soon enough, and you WILL see them, and you WILL love them!”
Alice Roques, RockRevolt Magazine

“Check out this awesome band on the rise! They will blow you away!”
– Lizzy Abshire, Mouth 4 Music (May 12, 2014)Hailing from a rusted old shed behind a trailer park on the Westside of Jacksonville, World Gone is preparing to assault your life and senses with a freak audio apocalypse like none before. Years of pent up aggression and disgust with state of our so called civilized society and clustered masses of trendy spineless media outlets have bred a wholeheartedly honest and vigorously explosive combination of volatile ingredients forming the thing know as World Gone. Your ears will be forcefully penetrated and your eyes will be ruthlessly violated by being witness to this xenomorph of maximum twisted force. Coming into existence through the wake of an unrealized dream, fueled by discontent and unwanted experiences, feelings, and thoughts, World Gone dissects and probes the depths of these shadow areas somehow trying to make something sick yet beautiful from the darkness in our lives and their current state of disrepair. World Gone has set on a journey to provoke inspired thought among the listening legions with poetry wrapped in an audial onslaught of brutality tempered with deep emotions that have been carved from the rotten flesh we call life. Singer and front man Joe Bennett is no newcomer to the shit storm known as the music business. Formerly with platinum selling artist Cold and other local Jacksonville heavy hitters like Snagglepuss and Order by Chaos, Joe has set out to make a difference not just for one group of listeners but all listeners. He has the presence, mind, and voice to delivers this post apocalyptic mutant gospel through at times terrifying and haunting orchestrations. Through years of writing and collaborating with some of the most creative minds in the industry like former and current members of Puddle of Mudd, Cold, and Evanescence, Joe has honed his craft and ability to pull at the frayed heart strings of your soul. Prepare to feel something, prepare to think, prepare to go beyond what is seen and explore the hidden dark corners of your mind. World Gone will rise to the pulpit to deliver this sermon with a dysfunctional choir to the fallen congregation. Give us your restless and shattered souls, we will give them the nourishment they seek. Sick and twisted things are happening in the underground of Florida. Come with us.

PAT BENATAR & NEIL GIRALDO TO TEAM UP WITH TOTO FOR CO-HEADLINE SUMMER TOUR

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PAT BENATAR & NEIL GIRALDO TO TEAM UP WITH TOTO FOR CO-HEADLINE SUMMER TOUR

 

More Dates Announced This Morning

Two multi-Grammy Award winning groups: TOTO and PAT BENATAR & NEIL GIRALDO will team up this summer for a co-headline run of shows in North America. Thirteen dates are confirmed so far with a few more to follow. Tickets for most of the newly announced shows today will go on sale later this week.

“I’ve known Neil a long time and he’s a fantastic musician,” Toto’s Steve Lukather commented.  “Pat’s voice is one of the all time greats and we’re super excited to join together with them to do some shows this summer.”

“Looking forward to sharing the stage this year with our good friends and great players, Toto,” Pat and Neil shared.  “We’ve known each other for years and never had the opportunity to do an extended tour together until now. Should be good times for all.”

Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo are a powerhouse duo. Since 1979, Benatar and Giraldo have formed one of the most successful partnerships in music history.

During their nearly four-decade career, they have won an unprecedented, four consecutive Grammy awards as well as three American Music awards.

Their undeniable chemistry, Benatar’s mezzo-soprano vocal range and Giraldo’s trail blazing work as a producer, guitarist and songwriter created some of rock’s most memorable hits. These include, “Promises in the Dark”, “Hell is For Children”, We Live For Love”, “Love Is A Battlefield”, “Hit me with Your Best Shot” and “We Belong”.

Earlier this year, they recorded “Shine”, a new song written with Linda Perry, celebrating women’s rights around the world.

Their rock and roll love affair has endured for 38 years and they continue to tour every year, wowing audiences everywhere.

With close to 40 years together and literally thousands of credits, including the biggest selling album of all time: Michael Jackson’s Thriller, and accolades to their names, TOTO remains one of the top selling touring and recording acts in the world.

In 2015, Toto released their first new studio album in ten years – TOTO XIV. The album exhibited world-class musicianship, masterful arrangements, topical lyrical commentary, and melodies that the collective talents of Lukather, Paich, Porcaro, Williams and their assembled band-mates brought to life.  It debuted Top 10 in nine countries around the world and became their most successful album since 1988 in the U.S. and UK.

In 2016 they released the Blu-Ray/DVD title Live At Montreux which quickly charted Top Five or better around the globe as well. With the band’s 40th Anniversary coming up in 2018, TOTO has major plans in the works to celebrate their enduring career.

TOTO / PAT BENATAR & NEIL GIRALDO 2017 SUMMER TOUR

8/21/17                        Livermore, CA                         The Concerts at Wente Vineyards

8/25/17                        Lincoln, CA                             Thunder Valley Casino Resort

8/27/17                        Los Angeles, CA                      The Greek

8/29/17                        Phoenix, AZ                            Comerica Theatre

8/31/17                        Pala, CA                                   Pala Casino Spa & Resort – Starlight Theater

9/1/17                          Indio, CA                                 Fantasy Springs Resort Casino – Special Events Center

9/2/17                          Las Vegas, NV                         Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa – The Sandbar

9/4/17                          Layton, UT                              Kenley Centennial Amphitheatre

9/6/17                         Albuquerque, NM                    Sandia Resort & Casino – Amphitheatre

9/8/17                         Tulsa, OK                                River Spirit Casino

9/10/17                        Peachtree City, GA                   Frederick Brown Amphitheatre

9/14/17                        New York, NY                         Beacon Theatre

9/16/17                        Atlantic City, NJ                       Tropicana Casino & Resort – Tropicana Showroom

 

MORE DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED!

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This Weeks Maximum Threshold Show – 3/25 – Mark Gus Scott (Trixter), Barry Bostwick (Rocky Horror Picture Show), and others!

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This Weeks MT Show – 3/25 – Mark Gus Scott (Trixter), Barry Bostwick (Rocky Horror Picture Show), and others!

Should be a pretty action packed show for you this Saturday night.

To listen to the show just click LISTEN or just be on the Maximum Threshold website this Saturday night from 8-11pm ET.

 

Barry Bostwick, from Rocky Horror Picture Show fame

So much to get to and deliver to you.  Got some killer news on Warped Tour and the lineup, possibly the best in decades. (hint,, Hatebreed, Gwar, Valient Thorr, TSOL. just to name a few).

 

 

 

Please check this new release out ASAP.

Order the CD “The Lost Chapters” here:

 

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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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

 

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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

https://www.facebook.com/nightranger    

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.