JINJER Announce All Details Of Upcoming 5-Track EP Micro!

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  Photo credit by Veronika Gusieva   Following the release of 2016's   King of Everything  , and the reissue of their groundbreaking second album   Cloud Factory   on  Napalm Records , fans have chomping at the bit for new music from  JINJER .  Now it is finally time for some heavy new tunes!    JINJER  will release a brand new 5 track EP entitled   Micro   on  January 11th 2019 !   Eugene states:  "Nearly two and a half years since releasing and touring for our 'King of Everything' album, we all got the urge to start writing new music again. The passion to create new songs had grown bigger than you could imagine and we converted all that energy into something special and brand new ... And it seems like we've created a monster and I can't wait for all of you to give it a listen!"    Through their unique and heavy sound and over the top live performances, the Ukraine-based band  JINJER  have quickly become one the most talked-about names in the heavy metal landscape today. Hailed by  Loudwire  as "Technical, Groovy and Anthemic," JINJER  have cemented this status even more with the release of their new single entitled ' Ape ,' which has been garnering significant airplay on SiriusXM's Liquid Metal.  Find all details including EP cover artwork & track listing below! 

Photo credit by Veronika Gusieva

Following the release of 2016's King of Everything, and the reissue of their groundbreaking second album Cloud Factory on Napalm Records, fans have chomping at the bit for new music from JINJER.  Now it is finally time for some heavy new tunes! 

JINJER will release a brand new 5 track EP entitled Micro on January 11th 2019

Eugene states:
"Nearly two and a half years since releasing and touring for our 'King of Everything' album, we all got the urge to start writing new music again. The passion to create new songs had grown bigger than you could imagine and we converted all that energy into something special and brand new ... And it seems like we've created a monster and I can't wait for all of you to give it a listen!" 

Through their unique and heavy sound and over the top live performances, the Ukraine-based band JINJER have quickly become one the most talked-about names in the heavy metal landscape today. Hailed by Loudwire as "Technical, Groovy and Anthemic,"JINJER have cemented this status even more with the release of their new single entitled 'Ape,' which has been garnering significant airplay on SiriusXM's Liquid Metal.

Find all details including EP cover artwork & track listing below! 

  Get your PRE-ORDER    HERE   !    http://smarturl.it/Micro-EP-NPR        The full EP track listing reads as follows:  1.  Ape  2.   Dreadful Moments  3.   Teacher, Teacher!  4.   Perennial  5.   Micro     Micro   is available as:   Jewel Case Vinyl Digital Album  Be sure some surprises await! Get a taste of  JINJER  with their latest music video for the track " Ape " off of their upcoming  EP   Micro     HERE  : 

Get your PRE-ORDER HERE!
http://smarturl.it/Micro-EP-NPR

The full EP track listing reads as follows:

1.  Ape

2.   Dreadful Moments

3.   Teacher, Teacher!

4.   Perennial

5.   Micro


Micro is available as:
Jewel Case
Vinyl
Digital Album

Be sure some surprises await! Get a taste of JINJER with their latest music video for the track "Ape" off of their upcoming  EP Micro HERE

The single is available for purchase and streaming HEREhttp://smarturl.it/Jinjer-Ape

Jinjer with DevilDriver and Raven Black

 11/16: Los Angeles, CA @ The Whisky 11/17: Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver 11/18: San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick      LATIN AMERICA TOUR 2018

11/16: Los Angeles, CA @ The Whisky
11/17: Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver
11/18: San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick

LATIN AMERICA TOUR 2018

 21.11.18 MX - Monterrey / Café Iguana 22.11.18 MX - Durango / La Chopería 23.11.18 MX - Guadalajara / Rolling House 24.11.18 MX - Queretaro / Foro Alicia 25.11.18 MX - Mexico / Foro Independencia 27.11.18 CO - Bogota / Ace of Spades Club 28.11.18 CO - Cali / Distorsion 29.11.18 PE - Lima / Discoteca The Blood 30.11.18 CL - Santiago / Rock y Guitarras 01.12.18 AR - Cordoba / Refugio Guernica 02.12.18 AR - Bahia Blanca / Bailotage 04.12.18 AR - Buenos Aires / Roxy Live 05.12.18 UY - Montevideo / Montevideo Music Box 06.12.18 BR - Porto Alegre / Art &Tattoo Club 07.12.18 BR - Limeira / Bar da Montanha 08.12.18 BR - Sao Paulo / Manifesto Bar     w/ Amorphis & Soilwork

21.11.18 MX - Monterrey / Café Iguana
22.11.18 MX - Durango / La Chopería
23.11.18 MX - Guadalajara / Rolling House
24.11.18 MX - Queretaro / Foro Alicia
25.11.18 MX - Mexico / Foro Independencia
27.11.18 CO - Bogota / Ace of Spades Club
28.11.18 CO - Cali / Distorsion
29.11.18 PE - Lima / Discoteca The Blood
30.11.18 CL - Santiago / Rock y Guitarras
01.12.18 AR - Cordoba / Refugio Guernica
02.12.18 AR - Bahia Blanca / Bailotage
04.12.18 AR - Buenos Aires / Roxy Live
05.12.18 UY - Montevideo / Montevideo Music Box
06.12.18 BR - Porto Alegre / Art &Tattoo Club
07.12.18 BR - Limeira / Bar da Montanha
08.12.18 BR - Sao Paulo / Manifesto Bar

w/ Amorphis & Soilwork

  w/ Obscura & Nucleust

w/ Obscura & Nucleust

  For More Info On JINJER Visit:   www.facebook.com/JinjerOfficial

For More Info On JINJER Visit:
www.facebook.com/JinjerOfficial

WITHERFALL - Confirmed as Special Guests on SONATA ARCTICA's "Acoustic Adventures" European Tour!

 After releasing their much-celebrated second studio album " A Prelude To Sorrow " on November 2nd via  Century Media Records , US dark melodic metal masters  WITHERFALL  now have been confirmed as special guest on SONATA ARCTICA's "Acoustic Adventures" tour kicking off March 13th, 2019. This will the first chance to see  WITHERFALL  live in Europe!  " We are extremely pleased to finally announce our first European tour as support for the enigmatic SONATA ARCTICA. As with everything else    WITHERFALL   , this one will be a bit different. This tour will be featuring a special acoustic set to coincide with SONATA ARCTICA's stripped down theme. There will be many surprises in store to make this a memorable tour. It is with pleasure that we can come bring "A Prelude to Sorrow" and "Nocturnes and Requiems" to the European audiences in this unique way.    WITHERFALL's 2019 acoustic line-up will consist of:   Joseph Michael - Vocals/Guitar  Jake Dreyer - Guitar  Anthony Crawford - Bass  Steve Bolognese - Percussion  Alex Nasla - Keyboards   WITHERFALL In North America :  1/21/19: Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent W/Ensiferum and Septicflesh   SONATA ARCTICA    »Acoustic  Adventures«    Presented by Rock Hard, Rocks, musix, Rock It!,    metal.de    w/ WITHERFALL  13.03.  N  Oslo -  Parkteatret  14.03.  S  Stockholm -  Södra  Teatern  15.03.  S  Malmö -  Palladium  16.03.  D Hamburg  -  Fabrik  17.03.  NL Eindhoven  -  Effenaar  19.03.  UK  London -  Islington  Assembly Hall  20.03.  NL  Haarlem  -  Patronaat  21.03.  D Aschaffenburg  -  Colos-Saal  22.03.  F  Paris -  Le  Trabendo  23.03.  F  Lyon -  Ninkasi  Kao  24.03.  I  Mailand -  Teatro  Dal Verme  26.03.  CH Pratteln  -  Z7  27.03.  D Nürnberg  -  Hirsch  28.03.  CZ Prag  -  Roxy  29.03.  D  Stuttgart  - Im  Wizemann  (Club)  30.03.  D  Bochum -  Christuskirche  Booking:  www.facebook.com/DragonProductionsOfficial    WITHERFALL's " A Prelude to Sorrow " is available now as Limited Edition Digipak, jewelcase CD (US only), gatefold 2LP plus poster and etching on Side D as well as digital album.   https://witherfallband.lnk.to/APreludeToSorrow

After releasing their much-celebrated second studio album "A Prelude To Sorrow" on November 2nd via Century Media Records, US dark melodic metal masters WITHERFALL now have been confirmed as special guest on SONATA ARCTICA's "Acoustic Adventures" tour kicking off March 13th, 2019. This will the first chance to see WITHERFALL live in Europe!

"We are extremely pleased to finally announce our first European tour as support for the enigmatic SONATA ARCTICA. As with everything else WITHERFALL, this one will be a bit different. This tour will be featuring a special acoustic set to coincide with SONATA ARCTICA's stripped down theme. There will be many surprises in store to make this a memorable tour. It is with pleasure that we can come bring "A Prelude to Sorrow" and "Nocturnes and Requiems" to the European audiences in this unique way.

WITHERFALL's 2019 acoustic line-up will consist of:

Joseph Michael - Vocals/Guitar

Jake Dreyer - Guitar

Anthony Crawford - Bass

Steve Bolognese - Percussion

Alex Nasla - Keyboards

WITHERFALL In North America:

1/21/19: Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent W/Ensiferum and Septicflesh

SONATA ARCTICA

»Acoustic  Adventures«

Presented by Rock Hard, Rocks, musix, Rock It!, metal.de

w/ WITHERFALL

13.03.  N  Oslo -  Parkteatret

14.03.  S  Stockholm -  Södra  Teatern

15.03.  S  Malmö -  Palladium

16.03.  D Hamburg  -  Fabrik

17.03.  NL Eindhoven  -  Effenaar

19.03.  UK  London -  Islington  Assembly Hall

20.03.  NL  Haarlem  -  Patronaat

21.03.  D Aschaffenburg  -  Colos-Saal

22.03.  F  Paris -  Le  Trabendo

23.03.  F  Lyon -  Ninkasi  Kao

24.03.  I  Mailand -  Teatro  Dal Verme

26.03.  CH Pratteln  -  Z7

27.03.  D Nürnberg  -  Hirsch

28.03.  CZ Prag  -  Roxy

29.03.  D  Stuttgart  - Im  Wizemann  (Club)

30.03.  D  Bochum -  Christuskirche

Booking: www.facebook.com/DragonProductionsOfficial

WITHERFALL's"A Prelude to Sorrow" is available now as Limited Edition Digipak, jewelcase CD (US only), gatefold 2LP plus poster and etching on Side D as well as digital album.

https://witherfallband.lnk.to/APreludeToSorrow

  WITHERFALL is:   Jake Dreyer - Guitars  Joseph Michael - Vocals/Keyboards  Anthony Crawford - Bass  Fili Bibiano - Guitar  Steve Bolognese- Drums   WITHERFALL online:    www.witherfall.com    https://www.facebook.com/witherfall    www.instagram.com/witherfallofficial    https://twitter.com/witherfall    http://youtube.com/witherfall

WITHERFALL is:

Jake Dreyer - Guitars

Joseph Michael - Vocals/Keyboards

Anthony Crawford - Bass

Fili Bibiano - Guitar

Steve Bolognese- Drums

WITHERFALL online:

www.witherfall.com

https://www.facebook.com/witherfall

www.instagram.com/witherfallofficial

https://twitter.com/witherfall

http://youtube.com/witherfall

LACUNA COIL RELEASES BOOK NOTHING STANDS IN OUR WAY

  AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE    HERE     (Milan, Italy - November 8, 2018) - Lacuna Coil  has written and published their first book,   Nothing Stands In Our Way  , to celebrate their 20th anniversary. The book comes in classic and signature editions and contains rare and candid photographs, memorabilia, personal artifacts from the collections of founding members  Cristina Scabbia, Andrea Ferro , and  Marco Coti Zelati . Among the numerous photographs in the book are baby pics, 1990s skater poses, pre-Lacuna Coil performance shots, and tons of backstage scenes from the past two decades. The lavish illustrations and high-quality hardback were designed by Rocket88 and is available now and can be purchased  HERE .  Andrea, Maki and Cristina tell the band's story in the first person, beginning with their early life, teen years, key musical influences, personal record collections and details of how they met. It goes on to describe how Lacuna Coil formed, found success and became the global phenomenon that they are today.    Nothing Stands In Our Way   is available in two distinct editions: The Classic is a 224 page, 200+ image-filled hardback with foil detailing and retails at $45; the Signature is the same hardback in a deluxe clamshell box, signed by the band, with four exclusive, original art prints created by Marco Zela Coti, and retails at $130.

AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE HERE

(Milan, Italy - November 8, 2018) - Lacuna Coil has written and published their first book, Nothing Stands In Our Way, to celebrate their 20th anniversary. The book comes in classic and signature editions and contains rare and candid photographs, memorabilia, personal artifacts from the collections of founding members Cristina Scabbia, Andrea Ferro, and Marco Coti Zelati. Among the numerous photographs in the book are baby pics, 1990s skater poses, pre-Lacuna Coil performance shots, and tons of backstage scenes from the past two decades. The lavish illustrations and high-quality hardback were designed by Rocket88 and is available now and can be purchased HERE.

Andrea, Maki and Cristina tell the band's story in the first person, beginning with their early life, teen years, key musical influences, personal record collections and details of how they met. It goes on to describe how Lacuna Coil formed, found success and became the global phenomenon that they are today.

Nothing Stands In Our Way is available in two distinct editions: The Classic is a 224 page, 200+ image-filled hardback with foil detailing and retails at $45; the Signature is the same hardback in a deluxe clamshell box, signed by the band, with four exclusive, original art prints created by Marco Zela Coti, and retails at $130.

  Follow Lacuna Coil:    Website    Facebook    Instagram    Twitter

GOATWHORE: A Haunting Curse LP To Be Reissued Via Metal Blade Records; Metal Alliance Tour Underway

 On December 14th,  GOATWHORE 's  A Haunting Curse  LP will be reissued via Metal Blade Records. Initially released in 2006, the limited reissue will come in three color variants in the US: root beer vinyl (limited to 500 copies), butter cream vinyl (limited to 250 copies), and brown/white split vinyl (limited to 250 copies).   Preorders are currently available at    THIS LOCATION   .    GOATWHORE  is currently in the midst of a North American tour as headliners of the 2018 edition of Metal Alliance. The trek runs through November 30th and features support from The Casualties, Black Tusk, and Great American Ghost as well as Morthereon and Gozu on select dates. For tickets and special VIP packages visit:  metalalliancetour.com . The following month,  GOATWHORE  will march on playing five more headlining shows with Cloak and Great American Ghost from December 1st through December 5th. See all confirmed dates below.    GOATWHORE:   Metal Alliance Tour w/ The Casualties, Black Tusk, Great American Ghost, Morthereon (10/31 - 11/17), Gozu (11/18 - 11/30) [remaining dates]:  11/08/2018 Brick By Brick - San Diego, CA 11/09/2018 Full Circle Brewing Co. - Fresno, CA 11/10/2018 The Boardwalk - Orangevale, CA 11/11/2018 Cornerstone - Berkeley, CA 11/13/2018 Tony V's Garage - Everett, WA 11/14/2018 Dante's - Portland, OR 11/16/2018 Metro Music Hall - Salt Lake City, UT 11/17/2018 Marquis Theater - Denver, CO 11/18/2018 Aftershock - Merriam, KS 11/20/2018 Turf Club - St. Paul, MN 11/21/2018 Reggie's Rock Club - Chicago, IL 11/23/2018 Magic Stick - Detroit, MI 11/24/2018 Overtime Sports Bar - Kingston, ON 11/25/2018 Salle Multi Du Complex Meduse - Quebec City, QC 11/26/2018 Les Foufounes Electriques - Montreal, QC 11/27/2018 ONCE Ballroom - Somerville, MA *  GOATWHORE , Black Tusk, Gozu only 11/28/2018 Gramercy Theater - New York, NY 11/29/2018 Montage Music Hall - Rochester, NY 11/30/2018 One Centre Square - Easton, PA  w/ Cloak, Great American Ghost:   12/01/2018 Oddbodys - Dayton, OH [ tickets ] 12/02/2018 Cafe 611 - Frederick, MD [ tickets ] 12/03/2018 Canal Club - Richmond, VA [ tickets ] 12/04/2018 New Brookland Tavern - Columbia, SC [ tickets ] 12/05/2018 Growlers - Memphis, TN [ tickets ]     GOATWHORE   continues to tour in support of  Vengeful Ascension . Released last June via Metal Blade Records, it is their seventh full-length and highest charting album to date. MetalSucks named the production,  GOATWHORE 's, "most vital album since 2006's  A Haunting Curse ," and one, "guaranteed to frighten your grandmother directly into her grave." Blabbermouth gushed, " Vengeful Ascension  proves that the band is firing on all cylinders, standing tall as one of extreme metal's leading bands." Loudwire concurred, " Vengeful Ascension  has extremity black metal fans will dig, groove that will appeal to death metal aficionados and potent guitar work thrash lovers can appreciate." Pop Matters lauded an offering, "more textured and nuanced than the typical metal record," while Metal Injection crowned the record the band's "high water mark... thus far."    Vengeful Ascension  is out now on CD, vinyl, and digital formats. To preview and purchase the record, visit    metalblade.com/goatwhore   .    http://www.facebook.com/thegoat666   http://www.twitter.com/goatwhorenola   http://www.youtube.com/Goatwhorenola666   http://www.metalblade.com/goatwhore   http://metalalliancetour.com  

On December 14th, GOATWHORE's A Haunting Curse LP will be reissued via Metal Blade Records. Initially released in 2006, the limited reissue will come in three color variants in the US: root beer vinyl (limited to 500 copies), butter cream vinyl (limited to 250 copies), and brown/white split vinyl (limited to 250 copies).

Preorders are currently available at THIS LOCATION.

GOATWHORE is currently in the midst of a North American tour as headliners of the 2018 edition of Metal Alliance. The trek runs through November 30th and features support from The Casualties, Black Tusk, and Great American Ghost as well as Morthereon and Gozu on select dates. For tickets and special VIP packages visit: metalalliancetour.com. The following month, GOATWHORE will march on playing five more headlining shows with Cloak and Great American Ghost from December 1st through December 5th. See all confirmed dates below.


GOATWHORE: Metal Alliance Tour w/ The Casualties, Black Tusk, Great American Ghost, Morthereon (10/31 - 11/17), Gozu (11/18 - 11/30) [remaining dates]:
11/08/2018 Brick By Brick - San Diego, CA
11/09/2018 Full Circle Brewing Co. - Fresno, CA
11/10/2018 The Boardwalk - Orangevale, CA
11/11/2018 Cornerstone - Berkeley, CA
11/13/2018 Tony V's Garage - Everett, WA
11/14/2018 Dante's - Portland, OR
11/16/2018 Metro Music Hall - Salt Lake City, UT
11/17/2018 Marquis Theater - Denver, CO
11/18/2018 Aftershock - Merriam, KS
11/20/2018 Turf Club - St. Paul, MN
11/21/2018 Reggie's Rock Club - Chicago, IL
11/23/2018 Magic Stick - Detroit, MI
11/24/2018 Overtime Sports Bar - Kingston, ON
11/25/2018 Salle Multi Du Complex Meduse - Quebec City, QC
11/26/2018 Les Foufounes Electriques - Montreal, QC
11/27/2018 ONCE Ballroom - Somerville, MA * GOATWHORE, Black Tusk, Gozu only
11/28/2018 Gramercy Theater - New York, NY
11/29/2018 Montage Music Hall - Rochester, NY
11/30/2018 One Centre Square - Easton, PA
w/ Cloak, Great American Ghost: 
12/01/2018 Oddbodys - Dayton, OH [tickets]
12/02/2018 Cafe 611 - Frederick, MD [tickets]
12/03/2018 Canal Club - Richmond, VA [tickets]
12/04/2018 New Brookland Tavern - Columbia, SC [tickets]
12/05/2018 Growlers - Memphis, TN [tickets]


GOATWHORE continues to tour in support of Vengeful Ascension. Released last June via Metal Blade Records, it is their seventh full-length and highest charting album to date. MetalSucks named the production, GOATWHORE's, "most vital album since 2006's A Haunting Curse," and one, "guaranteed to frighten your grandmother directly into her grave." Blabbermouth gushed, "Vengeful Ascension proves that the band is firing on all cylinders, standing tall as one of extreme metal's leading bands." Loudwire concurred, "Vengeful Ascension has extremity black metal fans will dig, groove that will appeal to death metal aficionados and potent guitar work thrash lovers can appreciate." Pop Matters lauded an offering, "more textured and nuanced than the typical metal record," while Metal Injection crowned the record the band's "high water mark... thus far."

Vengeful Ascension is out now on CD, vinyl, and digital formats. To preview and purchase the record, visit metalblade.com/goatwhore.

http://www.facebook.com/thegoat666
http://www.twitter.com/goatwhorenola
http://www.youtube.com/Goatwhorenola666
http://www.metalblade.com/goatwhore
http://metalalliancetour.com 

Kane Roberts To Release "The New Normal" January 25, 2019 via Frontiers Music Srl

First Track, "Forever Out of Place" Out Now

  Kane Roberts  is back with a new solo album, " The New Normal ", which will be released on January 25, 2019. Today, the first taste of music has been released from the album in the form of the track, " Forever Out Of Place ". The song can be heard  HERE .  Pre-order  "The New Normal"  on CD/LP/Digital and stream the single here: http://radi.al/TheNewNormal   "' Forever Out of Place'  is one of the "lighter" tracks on the album, although it still kicks pretty hard with a killer chorus," explains  Roberts . "The lyrics are about not feeling at home anywhere, having zero sense of belonging, and the sooner you stop searching for those things, the sooner you realize where you belong. There is a bit of style cross section in terms of the material, but keep in mind that they all include my past, present, and what I hope to be my future, however short or long that might be."    Kane  has involved some really amazing friends in the making of "The New Normal, including  Alice Cooper ,  Alissa White-Gluz   of Arch Enemy,   Nita Strauss ,  Babymetal drummer Aoyama Hideki ,  Kip Winger ,  Paul Taylor, and  Ken Mary . Three years in the making, " The New Normal " melds the old and new in metal for a truly outstanding album.   Kane  comments on how the collaborations came to be:   "I noticed artists that were busting down doors and at the same time kickstarting new ways of thinking about life and creativity. I knew I wanted to try to work with some of them. Nita Strauss is a killer guitarist. She really tore it up on the song "King Of The World". Her work on it woke me the f*** up and forced me to explore new guitar techniques to compliment her insane skills!   Alice Cooper....no one individual has scorched the earth like my former boss. I started getting into recording "Beginning Of The End" and realized I needed Alice to sing a duet with me. Not just a line, not just an intro, but sing throughout the song. I took the shot that he might be available at some point to get involved  and when I called, he said "I'm in Hollywood. I'll be right over." Full on stroke of luck.   My approach to much of the album was cinematic in the hope that sounds and lyrics would create imagery and emotion beyond what I had done before.Keeping with that idea, I had Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy) fall from the sky like some pissed off dark angel in the middle of the song with Alice and I and burn the place down. Her attitude and singing prowess is stunning and I was so jazzed when she agreed to participate.   I was obsessed with getting drum monster Aoyama Hideki from Baby Metal. After he heard the song, he immediately came on board and played with controlled fury like only he can....AMAZING!    I also was also able to work with Brent Smith (Shinedown) and Lzzy Hale (Halestorm) on songwriting and they were of course a blessing to the entire process.   Upon hearing a few of the early recordings, Michael Alago (the A&R guy that discovered Metallica and White Zombie, to name just a few) offered to executive produce the project for me and got a lot of things done for that otherwise would have been impossible for me to accomplish.    Last, but certainly not least, no one plays bass like Kip Winger or sings quite the way he can. Didn't think twice about asking him to join up and he delivered, like always."    "My music has evolved over the years, even though I was out of the spotlight. Stepping into this new project, there are new styles and sounds evident, but I haven't made some false effort to distance myself from the past. People will notice a blend of influences from classic rock and metal to the hot bands that are emerging more recently," says  Roberts .   He continues, "Zeppelin to Volbeat to Arch Enemy...they're all bringing crushing energy to rock/metal while creating truly awesome music. I was lucky to have found Frontiers because they allowed me three years to make this album and sort through my truest feelings and vocal/guitar skills to create something meaningful to me. There is a real concern for preserving the creative process at Frontiers and to my way of thinking there's no better place for me right now"   Of the many iconic images of '80s rock 'n roll, one that has certainly stood the test of time is Alice Cooper's then "Rambo-looking" guitar player shooting fire from his M-80 shaped guitar. That guitar player is none other than  Kane Roberts , an accomplished musician and singer who, after leaving Cooper's band, went on to record a total of four solo albums (including the "Phoenix Down" project released by Frontiers Records in the late '90s).   Kane 's name and musical abilities first came to prominence on Alice Cooper's "Constrictor" and "Raise Your Fist And Yell" albums. The tours and popular videos for each made  Kane  a well-known face in the scene, especially for his outstanding guitar skills, but also for his body-builder image and his iconic machine-gun guitar.  As a solo recording artist, he landed some Top 40 hits and his varied musical background includes recording, writing and touring with artists such as Rod Stewart, Desmond Child, KISS, Diane Warren, Alice in Chains, Berlin, Guns N' Roses, Garland Jeffries, and more. He's also written or recorded music for films like Light Sleeper, Penelope Spheeris' Decline of Western Civilization, Friday the 13th IV: Jason Lives, John Carpenter's Prince of Darkness, and more. In 1991, his second solo album for Geffen Records, "Saints and Sinners" was released and included the Top 40 Billboard hit "Does Anybody Really Fall In Love Anymore?", originally written by Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora.    Tracklisting:   1. King Of The World (Feat. Nita Strauss)  2. Wonderful  3. Beginning Of The End (Feat. Alice Cooper, Alissa White-Gluz, Aoyama Hideki,  Kip Winger,)  4. Who We Are (Feat Katt Franich)  5.Forever Out Of Place (Feat. Kip Winger)  6. Leave This World Behind  7. The Lion's Share (Feat. Kip Winger)  8. Leave Me In The Dark  9. Above And Beyond (Feat. Kip Winger)  10. Wrong   Follow Kane Online:   http://www.kaneroberts.com/     https://www.facebook.com/KaneRobertsFBPage/     https://twitter.com/Kane_Roberts     https://instagram.com/kanerobertsx

Kane Roberts is back with a new solo album, "The New Normal", which will be released on January 25, 2019. Today, the first taste of music has been released from the album in the form of the track, "Forever Out Of Place". The song can be heard HERE.

Pre-order "The New Normal" on CD/LP/Digital and stream the single here:http://radi.al/TheNewNormal

"'Forever Out of Place' is one of the "lighter" tracks on the album, although it still kicks pretty hard with a killer chorus," explains Roberts. "The lyrics are about not feeling at home anywhere, having zero sense of belonging, and the sooner you stop searching for those things, the sooner you realize where you belong. There is a bit of style cross section in terms of the material, but keep in mind that they all include my past, present, and what I hope to be my future, however short or long that might be."


Kane has involved some really amazing friends in the making of "The New Normal, including Alice CooperAlissa White-Gluz of Arch Enemy, Nita StraussBabymetal drummer Aoyama HidekiKip WingerPaul Taylor,and Ken Mary. Three years in the making, "The New Normal" melds the old and new in metal for a truly outstanding album.  Kane comments on how the collaborations came to be:


"I noticed artists that were busting down doors and at the same time kickstarting new ways of thinking about life and creativity. I knew I wanted to try to work with some of them. Nita Strauss is a killer guitarist. She really tore it up on the song "King Of The World". Her work on it woke me the f*** up and forced me to explore new guitar techniques to compliment her insane skills!


Alice Cooper....no one individual has scorched the earth like my former boss. I started getting into recording "Beginning Of The End" and realized I needed Alice to sing a duet with me. Not just a line, not just an intro, but sing throughout the song. I took the shot that he might be available at some point to get involved  and when I called, he said "I'm in Hollywood. I'll be right over." Full on stroke of luck.


My approach to much of the album was cinematic in the hope that sounds and lyrics would create imagery and emotion beyond what I had done before.Keeping with that idea, I had Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy) fall from the sky like some pissed off dark angel in the middle of the song with Alice and I and burn the place down. Her attitude and singing prowess is stunning and I was so jazzed when she agreed to participate.


I was obsessed with getting drum monster Aoyama Hideki from Baby Metal. After he heard the song, he immediately came on board and played with controlled fury like only he can....AMAZING! 


I also was also able to work with Brent Smith (Shinedown) and Lzzy Hale (Halestorm) on songwriting and they were of course a blessing to the entire process.


Upon hearing a few of the early recordings, Michael Alago (the A&R guy that discovered Metallica and White Zombie, to name just a few) offered to executive produce the project for me and got a lot of things done for that otherwise would have been impossible for me to accomplish. 


Last, but certainly not least, no one plays bass like Kip Winger or sings quite the way he can. Didn't think twice about asking him to join up and he delivered, like always." 


"My music has evolved over the years, even though I was out of the spotlight. Stepping into this new project, there are new styles and sounds evident, but I haven't made some false effort to distance myself from the past. People will notice a blend of influences from classic rock and metal to the hot bands that are emerging more recently," says Roberts.


He continues, "Zeppelin to Volbeat to Arch Enemy...they're all bringing crushing energy to rock/metal while creating truly awesome music. I was lucky to have found Frontiers because they allowed me three years to make this album and sort through my truest feelings and vocal/guitar skills to create something meaningful to me. There is a real concern for preserving the creative process at Frontiers and to my way of thinking there's no better place for me right now"


Of the many iconic images of '80s rock 'n roll, one that has certainly stood the test of time is Alice Cooper's then "Rambo-looking" guitar player shooting fire from his M-80 shaped guitar. That guitar player is none other than Kane Roberts, an accomplished musician and singer who, after leaving Cooper's band, went on to record a total of four solo albums (including the "Phoenix Down" project released by Frontiers Records in the late '90s).

Kane's name and musical abilities first came to prominence on Alice Cooper's "Constrictor" and "Raise Your Fist And Yell" albums. The tours and popular videos for each made Kane a well-known face in the scene, especially for his outstanding guitar skills, but also for his body-builder image and his iconic machine-gun guitar.

As a solo recording artist, he landed some Top 40 hits and his varied musical background includes recording, writing and touring with artists such as Rod Stewart, Desmond Child, KISS, Diane Warren, Alice in Chains, Berlin, Guns N' Roses, Garland Jeffries, and more. He's also written or recorded music for films like Light Sleeper, Penelope Spheeris' Decline of Western Civilization, Friday the 13th IV: Jason Lives, John Carpenter's Prince of Darkness, and more. In 1991, his second solo album for Geffen Records, "Saints and Sinners" was released and included the Top 40 Billboard hit "Does Anybody Really Fall In Love Anymore?", originally written by Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora.


Tracklisting:

1. King Of The World (Feat. Nita Strauss)

2. Wonderful

3. Beginning Of The End (Feat. Alice Cooper, Alissa White-Gluz, Aoyama Hideki,

Kip Winger,)

4. Who We Are (Feat Katt Franich)

5.Forever Out Of Place (Feat. Kip Winger)

6. Leave This World Behind

7. The Lion's Share (Feat. Kip Winger)

8. Leave Me In The Dark

9. Above And Beyond (Feat. Kip Winger)

10. Wrong


Follow Kane Online:

http://www.kaneroberts.com/

https://www.facebook.com/KaneRobertsFBPage/

https://twitter.com/Kane_Roberts

https://instagram.com/kanerobertsx

NECROPANTHER: Colorado Metallers To Release Oppression EP Later This Fall; New Track Streaming

 Colorado-based metal unit  NECROPANTHER  will release a new EP later this fall. Titled  Oppression , the three-song offering was written entirely by newest member, bassist Marcus Corich.  Recorded, mixed, and mastered by the band's Paul Anop and Joe Johnson,  Oppression  is  NECROPANTHER 's first-ever EP. While the next full-length will, as always, be a combined effort, the band plans to release EPs periodically throughout the months to come that exclusively showcase one member's individual vision and compositions.   Oppression , tells the story of an artist interned in a forced labor camp so that the state can stifle his art. The songs reflect the confusion, violence, and dread of institutional abuses, presented in a melodic death metal style that is distinctly American . Oppression  depicts political failure and the claustrophobia of a world without privacy, refuge, or self-expression.    Oppression  will be self-released November 21st via the official NECROPANTHER Bandcamp page. To stream "The Camp" go to    THIS LOCATION   .     Oppression  Track Listing:   1. The Train  2. The Camp  3. The Fugitive    NECROPANTHER  's  Oppression  EP serves as the follow-up to their  Eyes Of Blue Light  full-length, self-issued earlier this year. The record, which Revolver crowned a, "thunderous, technically precise album colored with tuneful guitar harmonies and hooky death metal riffs," chronicles the classic 1965 Frank Herbert sci-fi novel Dune. Eyes Of Blue Lightwas captured at Green Door Recordings in Denver by Felipe Patino (Rise Against, NOFX) and mixed and mastered in Gothenburg, Sweden by melodic death metal mastermind Fredrik Nordström (Dimmu Borgir, At The Gates, Arch Enemy, In Flames etc.) who gushed upon its completion, " NECROPANTHER  is merciless with their songwriting. They're the New Wave Of Old School Death Metal! This album is cool!"   NECROPANTHER  was formed in 2014 with the simple goal of creating heavy music and playing shows that thrill audiences. The band is lead singer and guitarist Paul Anop, lead guitarist Joe Johnson, drummer Haakon Sjogren and bassist Marcus Corich.  The band has extensive experience performing and touring. Haakon Sjogren and Marcus Corich were founding members of Havok and also played together in Colorado metal project Moore. Sjogren has also handled drums for Colorado bands Frozen Eternity and Circaic. In addition to his bass playing, Corich is also an accomplished skater and has performed at the Van's Warped Tour and other high-profile events. Anop was in Kansas powerhouse Spirit Of The Stairs as well as The Empress and Whalefalls while Johnson also played in Moore, as well as the metal fusion project Wild Game. Prior to moving to Colorado, he played and toured with the Philadelphia-based power metal band Shadowdance and NWOBHM band Wastoid. He has also appeared in a video for the famed shredder The Great Kat.   http://www.necropanther.com   http://www.facebook.com/PantherICT/   http://www.twitter.com/Necropanther_   http://www.instagram.com/necropanther   http://necropanther.bandcamp.com

Colorado-based metal unit NECROPANTHER will release a new EP later this fall. Titled Oppression, the three-song offering was written entirely by newest member, bassist Marcus Corich.

Recorded, mixed, and mastered by the band's Paul Anop and Joe Johnson, Oppression is NECROPANTHER's first-ever EP. While the next full-length will, as always, be a combined effort, the band plans to release EPs periodically throughout the months to come that exclusively showcase one member's individual vision and compositions.

Oppression, tells the story of an artist interned in a forced labor camp so that the state can stifle his art. The songs reflect the confusion, violence, and dread of institutional abuses, presented in a melodic death metal style that is distinctly American. Oppression depicts political failure and the claustrophobia of a world without privacy, refuge, or self-expression.

Oppression will be self-released November 21st via the official NECROPANTHER Bandcamp page. To stream "The Camp" go to THIS LOCATION.

Oppression Track Listing:

1. The Train

2. The Camp

3. The Fugitive

NECROPANTHER's Oppression EP serves as the follow-up to their Eyes Of Blue Light full-length, self-issued earlier this year. The record, which Revolver crowned a, "thunderous, technically precise album colored with tuneful guitar harmonies and hooky death metal riffs," chronicles the classic 1965 Frank Herbert sci-fi novel Dune. Eyes Of Blue Lightwas captured at Green Door Recordings in Denver by Felipe Patino (Rise Against, NOFX) and mixed and mastered in Gothenburg, Sweden by melodic death metal mastermind Fredrik Nordström (Dimmu Borgir, At The Gates, Arch Enemy, In Flames etc.) who gushed upon its completion, "NECROPANTHER is merciless with their songwriting. They're the New Wave Of Old School Death Metal! This album is cool!"

NECROPANTHER was formed in 2014 with the simple goal of creating heavy music and playing shows that thrill audiences. The band is lead singer and guitarist Paul Anop, lead guitarist Joe Johnson, drummer Haakon Sjogren and bassist Marcus Corich.

The band has extensive experience performing and touring. Haakon Sjogren and Marcus Corich were founding members of Havok and also played together in Colorado metal project Moore. Sjogren has also handled drums for Colorado bands Frozen Eternity and Circaic. In addition to his bass playing, Corich is also an accomplished skater and has performed at the Van's Warped Tour and other high-profile events. Anop was in Kansas powerhouse Spirit Of The Stairs as well as The Empress and Whalefalls while Johnson also played in Moore, as well as the metal fusion project Wild Game. Prior to moving to Colorado, he played and toured with the Philadelphia-based power metal band Shadowdance and NWOBHM band Wastoid. He has also appeared in a video for the famed shredder The Great Kat.

http://www.necropanther.com
http://www.facebook.com/PantherICT/
http://www.twitter.com/Necropanther_
http://www.instagram.com/necropanther
http://necropanther.bandcamp.com

Progressive Metal Outfit STELLAR CIRCUITS Reveals New Drum Playthrough + Fifth Video Blog

Watch Drum Playthrough via Sick Drummer | Watch New Video Blog Here

Mesmerizing New Album, Ways We Haunt, out Tomorrow, November 9, 2018

Pre-Order: Digital | Physical/Merch

Produced by Jamie King (Between The Buried And Me, Scale The Summit, The Contortionist)

 Tomorrow, Winston-Salem, NC-based progressive/experimental rock/metal quartet  STELLAR CIRCUITS  will finally release their brand new album,   Ways We Haunt  ! The album was produced by renowned producer Jamie King ( Between The Buried And Me, Scale The Summit, The Contortionist ), and is available for pre-orders in  digital  and  physical/merch  formats. Select tracks are also available for streaming via Spotify.  Today,  STELLAR CIRCUITS  have revealed another two videos - a brand new drum playthrough and the fifth installment of their "Under the Surface" video blog series. Watch the drum playthrough  here  via  Sick Drummer  and the fifth "Under the Surface" blog  here .      While online, check out more video content from STELLAR CIRCUITS:   - "Go With Your Ghost" music video:  https://youtu.be/-nYnSYIPkss  (directed/edited by Erez Bader ( Veil of Maya, The Contortionist ), with cinematography from Justin Reich ( Black Label Society, The Browning )  - "Skylights" music video:  https://youtu.be/B6HMkQXwAjQ  (same credits as above)  - "Go With Your Ghost" guitar and bass playthrough:  https://youtu.be/adBCzntyvPA   - "Nocturnal Visitor" static video:  https://youtu.be/G4N2R4nKjvM      - "Nocturnal Visitor" guitar playthrough:  view via Ultimate-Guitar   - "Under the Surface"  video blog series    STELLAR CIRCUITS  kick off their headline tour this Saturday, November 10 in Huntsville, AL! The tour will visit several other southeastern U.S. cities, coming to an end in Greenville, SC on November 17. See below for all currently confirmed tour dates.   STELLAR CIRCUITS Tour Dates:   11/10 - Huntsville, AL @ Sidetracks Music Hall  11/11 - Memphis, TN @ Growlers  11/13 - Columbus, GA @ Soho  11/14 - Orlando, FL @ Uncle Lou's  11/15 - Sarasota, FL @ 5 O'Clock Club  11/16 - New Port Richey, FL @ The Verona  11/17 - Greenville, SC @ Radio Room   STELLAR CIRCUITS  have been churning out massive soundscapes of rock and metal - chock full of the elements of progressive/experimental rock and metal that fans of the genre love with none of the tired fluff in between. In addition to those elements,   Ways We Haunt  incorporates influences from the outer-sphere of metal and rock, past and present, reflecting out-of-the-box artists like  A Perfect Circle ,  Karnivool ,  Between The Buried And Me ,  The Contortionist  and beyond.   STELLAR CIRCUITS  formed in 2015 with the idea of creating progressively-minded music that resonates with the masses. The name "Stellar Circuits" is derived from the eight-circuit model of consciousness, a theory proposed in the 1970's about expanding consciousness and understanding the process of our mind as it pertains to existentialism. Although the music revolves heavily around introspection and self-reflection, this is also coupled with the importance of aesthetics and groove.  Creating music both intellectual and visceral,  STELLAR CIRCUITS  is nothing short of a vehicle - transporting the listener to places both chaotic and cathartic.    Ways We Haunt  track listing:   1. Nocturnal Visitor  2. Skylights  3. Fell Under A Spell  4. Sleepless Goddess  5. Lose the Forest for the Trees  6. Rorschach  7. Go With Your Ghost  8. Matrioshka  9. Goblin Valley  10. The Polar Dream  11. Ways We Haunt   STELLAR CIRCUITS is:   Ben Beddick - Vocals  Jesse Olsen - Bass  Andrew Mericle - Guitar  Tyler Menon - Drums    STELLAR CIRCUITS online:    www.stellarcircuitsmusic.com    www.facebook.com/stellarcircuits    www.instagram.com/stellarcircuits

Tomorrow, Winston-Salem, NC-based progressive/experimental rock/metal quartet STELLAR CIRCUITS will finally release their brand new album, Ways We Haunt! The album was produced by renowned producer Jamie King (Between The Buried And Me, Scale The Summit, The Contortionist), and is available for pre-orders in digital and physical/merch formats. Select tracks are also available for streaming via Spotify.

Today, STELLAR CIRCUITS have revealed another two videos - a brand new drum playthrough and the fifth installment of their "Under the Surface" video blog series. Watch the drum playthrough here via Sick Drummer and the fifth "Under the Surface" blog here.


While online, check out more video content from STELLAR CIRCUITS:

- "Go With Your Ghost" music video: https://youtu.be/-nYnSYIPkss (directed/edited by Erez Bader (Veil of Maya, The Contortionist), with cinematography from Justin Reich (Black Label Society, The Browning)

- "Skylights" music video: https://youtu.be/B6HMkQXwAjQ (same credits as above)

- "Go With Your Ghost" guitar and bass playthrough: https://youtu.be/adBCzntyvPA

- "Nocturnal Visitor" static video: https://youtu.be/G4N2R4nKjvM


- "Nocturnal Visitor" guitar playthrough: view via Ultimate-Guitar

- "Under the Surface" video blog series

STELLAR CIRCUITS kick off their headline tour this Saturday, November 10 in Huntsville, AL! The tour will visit several other southeastern U.S. cities, coming to an end in Greenville, SC on November 17. See below for all currently confirmed tour dates.

STELLAR CIRCUITS Tour Dates:

11/10 - Huntsville, AL @ Sidetracks Music Hall

11/11 - Memphis, TN @ Growlers

11/13 - Columbus, GA @ Soho

11/14 - Orlando, FL @ Uncle Lou's

11/15 - Sarasota, FL @ 5 O'Clock Club

11/16 - New Port Richey, FL @ The Verona

11/17 - Greenville, SC @ Radio Room

STELLAR CIRCUITS have been churning out massive soundscapes of rock and metal - chock full of the elements of progressive/experimental rock and metal that fans of the genre love with none of the tired fluff in between. In addition to those elements, Ways We Hauntincorporates influences from the outer-sphere of metal and rock, past and present, reflecting out-of-the-box artists like A Perfect CircleKarnivoolBetween The Buried And MeThe Contortionist and beyond.

STELLAR CIRCUITS formed in 2015 with the idea of creating progressively-minded music that resonates with the masses. The name "Stellar Circuits" is derived from the eight-circuit model of consciousness, a theory proposed in the 1970's about expanding consciousness and understanding the process of our mind as it pertains to existentialism. Although the music revolves heavily around introspection and self-reflection, this is also coupled with the importance of aesthetics and groove.

Creating music both intellectual and visceral, STELLAR CIRCUITS is nothing short of a vehicle - transporting the listener to places both chaotic and cathartic.

Ways We Haunt track listing:

1. Nocturnal Visitor

2. Skylights

3. Fell Under A Spell

4. Sleepless Goddess

5. Lose the Forest for the Trees

6. Rorschach

7. Go With Your Ghost

8. Matrioshka

9. Goblin Valley

10. The Polar Dream

11. Ways We Haunt

STELLAR CIRCUITS is:

Ben Beddick - Vocals

Jesse Olsen - Bass

Andrew Mericle - Guitar

Tyler Menon - Drums


STELLAR CIRCUITS online:

www.stellarcircuitsmusic.com

www.facebook.com/stellarcircuits

www.instagram.com/stellarcircuits

STEVE VAI UNVEILS VFX-HEAVY MUSIC VIDEO FOR “DARK MATTER” FROM MODERN PRIMITIVE

WATCH HERE: https://youtu.be/4aINCu8CoTA 

Vai To Perform with Alabama Symphony Orchestra in Birmingham Nov. 2, Will Embark on 32-date Generation Axe Tour of North America Nov. 7th with Zakk Wylde, Yngwie Malmsteen, Nuno Bettencourt, and Tosin Abasi

 Los Angeles, CA — Steve Vai has released a music video for “Dark Matter” via his Official YouTube Channel SteveVaiHimself today. View the video here:  https://youtu.be/4aINCu8CoTA  Vai teamed with Blackmagic Design, Moai Films and director Lukas Colombo on the video, with Moai Films producing. “Dark Matter” is one of the songs from  Modern Primitive,  a collection of previously unreleased material delivered in tandem with  Passion and Warfare 25th Anniversary Edition  by Sony Music Entertainment and Legacy Recordings.  The “Dark Matter” video was shot entirely on green screen utilizing a full Blackmagic Design pipeline, including editorial, visual effects using URSA Mini Pro and finishing in DaVinci Resolve 15. Blackmagic Design, with offices in USA, UK, Japan, Singapore and Australia, creates the world’s highest quality video editing products, digital film cameras, color correctors, video converters, video monitoring, routers, live production switchers, disk recorders, waveform monitors and real time film scanners for the feature film, post production and television broadcast industries.  Long known as one of the top guitarists in the world, Vai has won three Grammy Awards and worked with artists such as Frank Zappa, David Lee Roth, Whitesnake, and a myriad of others. Vai’s  Passion and Warfare  album is considered one of rock’s landmark albums.  In producing his newest music video, Vai wanted to do something special. “I wanted to create something that not only looked other worldly, but was also shot uniquely as well,” Vai said. “The idea was to create an alien type landscape where each band member was filmed at a different speed and then brought together in various shots. I had to learn the song backwards! There are all these little complexities, which is a fun challenge, but it’s almost like wearing a straight jacket and trying to run a forward marathon with eyes only in the back of your head.”  Moai Films brought in VFX Supervisors Bruce Jergens and Nick Torres to help guide the design. The VFX team combined 2D and 3D elements to create the unique environments. “We wanted to have a completely alien environment,”said Torres, “with tall spires as mountains and a glassy still ocean with a fast rolling fog on top.”  Vai, who hosted the Big Mama Jama Jamathon — a 53 1/2-consecutive-hour event at Musicians Institute in Hollywood to benefit non-profit foster care and adoption agency Extraordinary Families — with guests such as Dave Navarro, Moby, Orianthi, Al Di Meola and Dweezil Zappa, Sept. 28-30 will continue to have a busy fall season. Vai will perform his own compositions with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra (Carlos Izcaray, Conductor) in Birmingham, AL at UAB’s Alys Stephens Center on Nov. 2, before joining Zakk Wylde, Yngwie Malmsteen, Nuno Bettencourt, and Tosin Abasi in the supergroup Generation Axe for a 32-date tour of North America, beginning November 7 at the Fox Theater in Oakland, CA.  "The Generation Axe show is a unique performance of five fiercely talented guitar players coming together to create a 6-string extravaganza that is sure to amaze and delight,” Vai said.  Each Generation Axe tour stop will include a variety of collaborations by the five players, including everyone performing together as one cohesive band with a rhythm section including Pete Griffin (Dweezil Zappa, Stanley Clarke, Edgar Winter) on bass, Nick Marinovich (Yngwie Malmsteen) on keys, and JP Bouvet on drums. Vai, Wylde, Malmsteen, Bettencourt and Abasi will perform songs from their various catalogs and join forces on some well-known songs (as well as probably a few unexpected, unearthed gems). Special VIP packages are available. For more information:  www.generationaxe.com   Fans can pre-order Generation Axe’s forthcoming release,  The Guitars that Destroyed the World: Live in China  on CD and vinyl, along with autographed copies, signed guitars, merch bundles and much more at https://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/generation-axe   Vai has also spearheaded a fundraiser through PledgeMusic benefitting Los Angeles-area foster children non-profit Extraordinary Families with exclusive merchandise and signed CDs. This is an extension of Vai’s Big Mama Jama Jamathon held in Hollywood, CA Sept. 28-30. More info at  https://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/steve-vai-jamathon-2018   Confirmed Generation Axe appearances include:  11/07 Oakland, CA Fox Theater  11/08 Anaheim, CA City National Grove  11/09 Las Vegas, NV The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino  11/10 Tempe, AZ Marquee Theatre   #  11/11 Albuquerque, NM El Rey Theater  11/13 Denver, CO Paramount Theatre – Denver  11/15 Kansas City, MO Uptown Theatre  11/16 Salina, KS The Stiefel Theatre  11/17 Tulsa, OK Brady Theater  11/18 Des Moines, IA Hoyt Sherman Theatre  11/19 Cincinnati, OH Taft Theatre  11/20 Grand Rapids, MI 20 Monroe Live  11/21 Detroit, MI Fillmore Detroit  11/23 Medford, MA The Chevalier Theater  11/24 Niagara Falls, NY The Rapids Theatre  11/25 Kitchener, ON Centre in the Square  11/27 Bethlehem, PA Sands Bethlehem Event Center  11/28 Port Chester, NY Capitol Theatre  11/29 Albany, NY The Palace Theatre  11/30 Atlantic City, NJ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City – The Theater  12/01 Rochester, NY Kodak Center for the Arts  12/03 Greensburg, PA The Palace Theatre  12/04 Westbury, NY NYCB Theatre at Westbury  12/05 Richmond, VA The National  12/08 Atlanta, GA Tabernacle  12/09 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live  12/10 Hollywood, FL Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino  12/11 Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckerd Hall  12/13 Austin, TX The Moody Theater  12/14 Dallas, TX The Bomb Factory  12/16 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex – Rockwell  12/18 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern   # - Nuno Bettencourt not appearing

Los Angeles, CA — Steve Vai has released a music video for “Dark Matter” via his Official YouTube Channel SteveVaiHimself today. View the video here: https://youtu.be/4aINCu8CoTA Vai teamed with Blackmagic Design, Moai Films and director Lukas Colombo on the video, with Moai Films producing. “Dark Matter” is one of the songs from Modern Primitive, a collection of previously unreleased material delivered in tandem with Passion and Warfare 25th Anniversary Edition by Sony Music Entertainment and Legacy Recordings.

The “Dark Matter” video was shot entirely on green screen utilizing a full Blackmagic Design pipeline, including editorial, visual effects using URSA Mini Pro and finishing in DaVinci Resolve 15. Blackmagic Design, with offices in USA, UK, Japan, Singapore and Australia, creates the world’s highest quality video editing products, digital film cameras, color correctors, video converters, video monitoring, routers, live production switchers, disk recorders, waveform monitors and real time film scanners for the feature film, post production and television broadcast industries.

Long known as one of the top guitarists in the world, Vai has won three Grammy Awards and worked with artists such as Frank Zappa, David Lee Roth, Whitesnake, and a myriad of others. Vai’s Passion and Warfare album is considered one of rock’s landmark albums.

In producing his newest music video, Vai wanted to do something special. “I wanted to create something that not only looked other worldly, but was also shot uniquely as well,” Vai said. “The idea was to create an alien type landscape where each band member was filmed at a different speed and then brought together in various shots. I had to learn the song backwards! There are all these little complexities, which is a fun challenge, but it’s almost like wearing a straight jacket and trying to run a forward marathon with eyes only in the back of your head.”

Moai Films brought in VFX Supervisors Bruce Jergens and Nick Torres to help guide the design. The VFX team combined 2D and 3D elements to create the unique environments. “We wanted to have a completely alien environment,”said Torres, “with tall spires as mountains and a glassy still ocean with a fast rolling fog on top.”

Vai, who hosted the Big Mama Jama Jamathon — a 53 1/2-consecutive-hour event at Musicians Institute in Hollywood to benefit non-profit foster care and adoption agency Extraordinary Families — with guests such as Dave Navarro, Moby, Orianthi, Al Di Meola and Dweezil Zappa, Sept. 28-30 will continue to have a busy fall season. Vai will perform his own compositions with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra (Carlos Izcaray, Conductor) in Birmingham, AL at UAB’s Alys Stephens Center on Nov. 2, before joining Zakk Wylde, Yngwie Malmsteen, Nuno Bettencourt, and Tosin Abasi in the supergroup Generation Axe for a 32-date tour of North America, beginning November 7 at the Fox Theater in Oakland, CA.

"The Generation Axe show is a unique performance of five fiercely talented guitar players coming together to create a 6-string extravaganza that is sure to amaze and delight,” Vai said.

Each Generation Axe tour stop will include a variety of collaborations by the five players, including everyone performing together as one cohesive band with a rhythm section including Pete Griffin (Dweezil Zappa, Stanley Clarke, Edgar Winter) on bass, Nick Marinovich (Yngwie Malmsteen) on keys, and JP Bouvet on drums. Vai, Wylde, Malmsteen, Bettencourt and Abasi will perform songs from their various catalogs and join forces on some well-known songs (as well as probably a few unexpected, unearthed gems). Special VIP packages are available. For more information: www.generationaxe.com

Fans can pre-order Generation Axe’s forthcoming release, The Guitars that Destroyed the World: Live in China on CD and vinyl, along with autographed copies, signed guitars, merch bundles and much more athttps://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/generation-axe

Vai has also spearheaded a fundraiser through PledgeMusic benefitting Los Angeles-area foster children non-profit Extraordinary Families with exclusive merchandise and signed CDs. This is an extension of Vai’s Big Mama Jama Jamathon held in Hollywood, CA Sept. 28-30. More info at https://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/steve-vai-jamathon-2018

Confirmed Generation Axe appearances include:

11/07 Oakland, CA Fox Theater

11/08 Anaheim, CA City National Grove

11/09 Las Vegas, NV The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

11/10 Tempe, AZ Marquee Theatre #

11/11 Albuquerque, NM El Rey Theater

11/13 Denver, CO Paramount Theatre – Denver

11/15 Kansas City, MO Uptown Theatre

11/16 Salina, KS The Stiefel Theatre

11/17 Tulsa, OK Brady Theater

11/18 Des Moines, IA Hoyt Sherman Theatre

11/19 Cincinnati, OH Taft Theatre

11/20 Grand Rapids, MI 20 Monroe Live

11/21 Detroit, MI Fillmore Detroit

11/23 Medford, MA The Chevalier Theater

11/24 Niagara Falls, NY The Rapids Theatre

11/25 Kitchener, ON Centre in the Square

11/27 Bethlehem, PA Sands Bethlehem Event Center

11/28 Port Chester, NY Capitol Theatre

11/29 Albany, NY The Palace Theatre

11/30 Atlantic City, NJ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City – The Theater

12/01 Rochester, NY Kodak Center for the Arts

12/03 Greensburg, PA The Palace Theatre

12/04 Westbury, NY NYCB Theatre at Westbury

12/05 Richmond, VA The National

12/08 Atlanta, GA Tabernacle

12/09 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live

12/10 Hollywood, FL Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

12/11 Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckerd Hall

12/13 Austin, TX The Moody Theater

12/14 Dallas, TX The Bomb Factory

12/16 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex – Rockwell

12/18 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern

# - Nuno Bettencourt not appearing

Ebay Auction Winner Donates $7,300 for Place on Host Eddie Trunk's Celebrity Bowling Team at Fourth Annual "Bowl For Ronnie" Bowling Party

Event on Thursday, October 25 at Pinz Bowling Center will Benefit Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund

 This year's  BOWL FOR RONNIE  Celebrity Bowling Party, benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, will once again include a celebrity bowling team captained by broadcast personality and event host Eddie Trunk. A generous Dio fan from San Jose, California has secured a place on that team with a winning eBay auction bid of $7,300 for the charity. The fourth annual  BOWL FOR RONNIE , coming up on  Thursday, October 25, 2018  at  PINZ Bowling Center  in Studio City, California, will feature the celebrity bowling tournament and a raffle drawing for prizes and memorabilia.  Joining the growing list of celebrity bowlers planning to participate in this year's event are Gilby Clarke (Guns N' Roses), Greg D'Angelo (Anthrax, White Lion), Terry Ilous (Great White), Richie Kotzen (Winery Dogs, Mr. Big) and Gonzo and Phil Sandoval of Armored Saint.  They join a previously announced list of stellar guests that include Steven Adler (Guns N' Roses, Adler's Appetite), Doug Aldrich (Dio, Dead Daisies), Ira Black (I Am Morbid, formerly of Lizzy Borden and Metal Church), Jimmy Burkhard (Billy Idol, West Bound), Brett Scallions and Phil Buckman of Fuel, Kalen Chase (Korn), Jason Cornwell and Stephen LeBlanc of West Bound, Fred Coury (Cinderella), Jeff, Matt and Shawn Duncan (Armored Saint/DC4), Marc Ferrari (Keel, Cold Sweat), Damon Fox (The Cult), Chuck Garric, Chris Latham and Calico Cooper of Beastö Blancö, (Alice Cooper/ Beastö Blancö), actress-musician Abby Gennet, Rita Haney, Sonia Harley, Stew Herrera from KLOS, Adam Jones (Tool), Alex Kane (The Ramones), guitarist-producer Bob Kulick, Sam Koltun, Colin Reid, Rich Sacco, Michael Stone and Patrick Stone of Budderside, Johnny Martin (LA Guns, Adler's Appetite), actor/musician Sean McNabb (Lynch Mob), Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine, Prophets of Rage), Dave "Chili" Moreno (Puddle of Mudd), Marty O'Brien (Methods of Mayhem, Lita Ford), Otep Shamaya (Otep), Howie Simon (Alcatrazz), Brendon Small (Dethklok, Metalocalypse), Jeff Scott Soto (Trans-Siberian Orchestra), Sadie St. Vincent, Joey Vera (Armored Saint, Fates Warning), Dio Disciples members Oni Logan, Joe Retta, Scott Warren and Simon Wright, Chas West (Lynch Mob, West Bound), Roy Z (Rob Halford), August Zadra (Dennis DeYoung), DJ Will of KNAC.com and Diva and Ahmet Zappa as well as actors Elysia Skye, Star Fields  (Sons of Anarchy) , Al Coronel ( The Last Ship ) and James St. Vincent.  The event kicks off at 6:30 PM with open bowling and a VIP pre-party for lane sponsors, celebrities and their guests.  BOWL FOR RONNIE  attendees can anticipate an evening of fun, food, and, of course, bowling with rockers and celebrities competing for trophies in the name of raising funds and awareness for the Dio Cancer Fund ( www.diocancerfund.org ).  100% of the net proceeds from the  BOWL FOR RONNIE  will go to the Dio Cancer Fund ( www.diocancerfund.org ). Individual tickets and lane sponsorships are now on sale, and participants are encouraged to gather friends, family and co-workers for the ultimate bowling team. The Pinz Bowling Center is located at 12655 Ventura Blvd in Studio City, California.   For more information, visit:      http://www.diocancerfund.org/events/     Tickets are still available at:     https://bowlforronnie2018.eventbrite.com     Individual Spectator : $50 per person (includes pizza and general admission)   Individual Bowler : $75 (Join other rock 'n bowlers for open bowling from 6:30-9PM on first come, first served basis, includes pizza, shoe rental and bowling)   Team/Corporate Lane Sponsorship : $1995 package for private lane for 6 bowlers (includes team or corporate logo displayed on lane and throughout event on flat screens, 6 VIP party passes for access to Artist/VIP lounge, 2 drink tickets per team member, 6 "Bowl For Ronnie" t-shirts, pizza and shoe rental)   WHO :  The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund   WHAT :   BOWL FOR RONNIE  Celebrity Charity Bowling Tournament   WHERE :  Pinz Bowling Center, 12655 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, California   WHEN :   Thursday, October 25, 2018  - 6:30-11:00pm /  VIP Pre-Party 6:30-8:30pm   WHY :  To raise funds for cancer research.  The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund was formed in memory of the legendary rock singer Ronnie James Dio, who lost his life to gastric cancer in 2010.   A privately funded 501(c)(3) charity organization dedicated to cancer prevention, research and education, the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund has already raised over $2 million in its short history. Monies raised have been committed to the cancer research work of the T. J. Martell Foundation for Cancer, AIDS and Leukemia Research, the gastric cancer research unit of the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, where Ronnie was treated for gastric cancer during the last six months of his life, and other cancer research projects. The Dio Cancer Fund has committed funds to support the research of Dr. David Wong and his team at the UCLA School of Dentistry in developing a simple, non-invasive saliva test for the early detection of cancer, which is in keeping with the Fund's mission of cancer prevention, research and education.

This year's BOWL FOR RONNIE Celebrity Bowling Party, benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, will once again include a celebrity bowling team captained by broadcast personality and event host Eddie Trunk. A generous Dio fan from San Jose, California has secured a place on that team with a winning eBay auction bid of $7,300 for the charity. The fourth annual BOWL FOR RONNIE, coming up on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at PINZ Bowling Center in Studio City, California, will feature the celebrity bowling tournament and a raffle drawing for prizes and memorabilia.

Joining the growing list of celebrity bowlers planning to participate in this year's event are Gilby Clarke (Guns N' Roses), Greg D'Angelo (Anthrax, White Lion), Terry Ilous (Great White), Richie Kotzen (Winery Dogs, Mr. Big) and Gonzo and Phil Sandoval of Armored Saint.

They join a previously announced list of stellar guests that include Steven Adler (Guns N' Roses, Adler's Appetite), Doug Aldrich (Dio, Dead Daisies), Ira Black (I Am Morbid, formerly of Lizzy Borden and Metal Church), Jimmy Burkhard (Billy Idol, West Bound), Brett Scallions and Phil Buckman of Fuel, Kalen Chase (Korn), Jason Cornwell and Stephen LeBlanc of West Bound, Fred Coury (Cinderella), Jeff, Matt and Shawn Duncan (Armored Saint/DC4), Marc Ferrari (Keel, Cold Sweat), Damon Fox (The Cult), Chuck Garric, Chris Latham and Calico Cooper of Beastö Blancö, (Alice Cooper/ Beastö Blancö), actress-musician Abby Gennet, Rita Haney, Sonia Harley, Stew Herrera from KLOS, Adam Jones (Tool), Alex Kane (The Ramones), guitarist-producer Bob Kulick, Sam Koltun, Colin Reid, Rich Sacco, Michael Stone and Patrick Stone of Budderside, Johnny Martin (LA Guns, Adler's Appetite), actor/musician Sean McNabb (Lynch Mob), Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine, Prophets of Rage), Dave "Chili" Moreno (Puddle of Mudd), Marty O'Brien (Methods of Mayhem, Lita Ford), Otep Shamaya (Otep), Howie Simon (Alcatrazz), Brendon Small (Dethklok, Metalocalypse), Jeff Scott Soto (Trans-Siberian Orchestra), Sadie St. Vincent, Joey Vera (Armored Saint, Fates Warning), Dio Disciples members Oni Logan, Joe Retta, Scott Warren and Simon Wright, Chas West (Lynch Mob, West Bound), Roy Z (Rob Halford), August Zadra (Dennis DeYoung), DJ Will of KNAC.com and Diva and Ahmet Zappa as well as actors Elysia Skye, Star Fields (Sons of Anarchy), Al Coronel (The Last Ship) and James St. Vincent.

The event kicks off at 6:30 PM with open bowling and a VIP pre-party for lane sponsors, celebrities and their guests. BOWL FOR RONNIE attendees can anticipate an evening of fun, food, and, of course, bowling with rockers and celebrities competing for trophies in the name of raising funds and awareness for the Dio Cancer Fund (www.diocancerfund.org).

100% of the net proceeds from the BOWL FOR RONNIE will go to the Dio Cancer Fund (www.diocancerfund.org). Individual tickets and lane sponsorships are now on sale, and participants are encouraged to gather friends, family and co-workers for the ultimate bowling team. The Pinz Bowling Center is located at 12655 Ventura Blvd in Studio City, California.

For more information, visit: 

http://www.diocancerfund.org/events/

Tickets are still available at:

https://bowlforronnie2018.eventbrite.com

Individual Spectator: $50 per person (includes pizza and general admission)

Individual Bowler: $75 (Join other rock 'n bowlers for open bowling from 6:30-9PM on first come, first served basis, includes pizza, shoe rental and bowling)

Team/Corporate Lane Sponsorship: $1995 package for private lane for 6 bowlers (includes team or corporate logo displayed on lane and throughout event on flat screens, 6 VIP party passes for access to Artist/VIP lounge, 2 drink tickets per team member, 6 "Bowl For Ronnie" t-shirts, pizza and shoe rental)

WHO:  The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund

WHAT:  BOWL FOR RONNIE Celebrity Charity Bowling Tournament

WHERE:  Pinz Bowling Center, 12655 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, California

WHEN:  Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 6:30-11:00pm /

VIP Pre-Party 6:30-8:30pm

WHY:  To raise funds for cancer research.

The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund was formed in memory of the legendary rock singer Ronnie James Dio, who lost his life to gastric cancer in 2010.   A privately funded 501(c)(3) charity organization dedicated to cancer prevention, research and education, the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund has already raised over $2 million in its short history. Monies raised have been committed to the cancer research work of the T. J. Martell Foundation for Cancer, AIDS and Leukemia Research, the gastric cancer research unit of the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, where Ronnie was treated for gastric cancer during the last six months of his life, and other cancer research projects. The Dio Cancer Fund has committed funds to support the research of Dr. David Wong and his team at the UCLA School of Dentistry in developing a simple, non-invasive saliva test for the early detection of cancer, which is in keeping with the Fund's mission of cancer prevention, research and education.

Ministry Teams Up With REVOLVER To Premiere Exclusive Video Interview Series

New Episodes Feature Al Jourgensen Discussing The 30th Anniversary Of “The Land Of Rape And Honey”

Coming Soon To The Series: A Rare Interview With Paul Barker Jourgensen Also Announces November 9 Appearance At The Denver Film Festival Following A Screening Of “Industrial Accident: The Story of Wax Trax! Records”

Ministry North American Tour Kicks Off November 21 With Alien Weaponry Added As Support

Ministry teams up with REVOLVER to continue an exclusive video interview series with the album’s personnel discussing memories of studio sessions and the lasting legacy of the pioneering album, “The Land Of Rape And Honey,” which celebrated its 30thanniversary on October 11.

To see the two-part interview in full, head to REVOLVER’s website:

https://www.revolvermag.com/music/ministrys-al-jourgensen-land-rape-and-honey-30

After the first episode with Chris Connelly premiered earlier this month, a new release features a two-part interview with the man himself, Al Jourgensen. The creator, frontman and lyrical powerhouse behind Ministry, Jourgensen discusses how “The Land Of Rape And Honey” almost never came out due to its controversial album art, the influence of producer Adrian Sherwood (who had worked with Ministry on the ’86 album Twitch) and if there will ever be a remastered edition, among other entertaining mementoes.

Next in the video interview series will be a brand-new interview with Paul Barker, who was an essential musician on the recording of “The Land Of Rape And Honey” and discusses all things Ministry after more than a decade break from the band. Look for that episode on REVOLVER soon.

You can also see a visual collage of the record’s finest moments, created by Ben Garcia:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6dAnAD2kfI

Al Jourgensen also announces an appearance at the Denver Film Festival on November 9, taking part in a Q&A session after a screening of the award-winning documentary “Industrial Accident: The Story of Wax Trax! Records” along with Jello Biafra and Frankie Nardiello (AKA Groovie Mann).

 This is  Jourgensen’s  first time appearing on behalf of the film, which features several video segments highlighting the integral relationship of  Jourgensen  with  Wax Trax ! label founders  Jim Nash  and  Dannie Flesher . For tickets and more information, visit:  https://secure.denverfilm.org/tickets/film.aspx?id=30503&FID=102    Ministry  continues to remain active in 2018, with the release of its latest album  “AmeriKKKant”  in March, decrying the current state of America’s political system and its mad man in charge.  Ministry  will embark on the second leg of its North American tour beginning November 21 with support from  Carpenter Brut  and just added  Alien Weaponry.  Confirmed tour dates include:   11/21/2018 - San Francisco, CA - The Warfield 11/23/2018  - Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot 11/24/2018  - Denver, CO - Fillmore 11/27/2018  - Minneapolis, MN - Skyway Theatre 11/29/2018 - Joliet, IL - The Forge 11/30/2018 - Cleveland, OH - Agora Theatre 12/01/2018 - Detroit, MI - Majestic Theater 12/02/2018 - Toronto, ON - Rebel 12/04/2018 - Rochester, NY - Anthology 12/05/2018 - Washington, DC - Fillmore 12/06/2018 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza 12/07/2018 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza 12/08/2018 - Philadelphia, PA - Franklin Music Hall  12/10/2018 - Asheville, NC - Orange Peel 12/11/2018 - Memphis, TN - New Daisy Theater 12/12/2018 - Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey 12/13/2018 - Houston, TX - House of Blues Houston 12/14/2018 - San Antonio, TX - Aztec Theater 12/16/2018 - Phoenix, AZ - Marquee 12/18/2018 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues San Diego 12/20/2018 - Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda 12/21/2018 - Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda

This is Jourgensen’s first time appearing on behalf of the film, which features several video segments highlighting the integral relationship of Jourgensen with Wax Trax! label founders Jim Nash and Dannie Flesher. For tickets and more information, visit: https://secure.denverfilm.org/tickets/film.aspx?id=30503&FID=102

Ministry continues to remain active in 2018, with the release of its latest album “AmeriKKKant” in March, decrying the current state of America’s political system and its mad man in charge. Ministry will embark on the second leg of its North American tour beginning November 21 with support from Carpenter Brut and just added Alien Weaponry. Confirmed tour dates include:


11/21/2018 - San Francisco, CA - The Warfield
11/23/2018  - Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot
11/24/2018  - Denver, CO - Fillmore
11/27/2018  - Minneapolis, MN - Skyway Theatre
11/29/2018 - Joliet, IL - The Forge
11/30/2018 - Cleveland, OH - Agora Theatre
12/01/2018 - Detroit, MI - Majestic Theater
12/02/2018 - Toronto, ON - Rebel
12/04/2018 - Rochester, NY - Anthology
12/05/2018 - Washington, DC - Fillmore
12/06/2018 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza
12/07/2018 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza
12/08/2018 - Philadelphia, PA - Franklin Music Hall 
12/10/2018 - Asheville, NC - Orange Peel
12/11/2018 - Memphis, TN - New Daisy Theater
12/12/2018 - Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey
12/13/2018 - Houston, TX - House of Blues Houston
12/14/2018 - San Antonio, TX - Aztec Theater
12/16/2018 - Phoenix, AZ - Marquee
12/18/2018 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues San Diego
12/20/2018 - Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda
12/21/2018 - Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda

ASSUMING WE SURVIVE new release CHAPTERS is honest and heartfelt.

  ASSUMING WE SURVIVE  has plenty of energy and melody mixed in their new EP release  CHAPTERS . Hitting a mix of pop-punk and post-hardcore, I’m reminded of elements of Blink 182 and Hawthorne Heights sprinkled about, yet maintaining their own individuality.  Going on 10 years as a band has delivered them to tours including Warped Tour, Aftershock Festival and SXSW to name a few. Their lyrical content makes them easily relatable to different walks of life. This continues on their latest single  Just So You Know  which sings about the hardships of growing up and how sometimes we can feel alone in such a huge world. But also letting the listener know that they are not by themselves and giving some bit of inspiration with lyrics such as “It’s ok to not be ok, You got to love yourself and find your way”. The song is also filled with a chorus that is instantly memorized and you will find yourself humming along long after the end.  Another favorite song is track 1,  Make It Out Alive . The guitar driven riff and frantic drumming intro leads well into the sing along chorus. This is another example of how they have been able to share life experiences through music of the ups and downs of just trying to live.  Something that I have enjoyed is the story-like style of their lyrics. There’s an intro, middle and end. Nothing mysterious, just straightforward honesty. The only thing I find confusing is the choice to make an EP instead of a full album. Each song is well constructed and AWS have proven they can consistently write good songs. Or maybe that’s the trick, making me want more from them. If so, they have definitely accomplished that with this new release.    https://youtu.be/OKm1JG9T8HA    Track listing:  1. Make It Out Alive  2. Just So You Know  3. Tear Me  4. Searching  5. Let You Down  6. California Stoned   Band members:  Adrian Estrella - Vocals  Kris Pasos - Drums  Phil Adams - Guitar  Joe Lawson - Bass  Johnny Silva - Guitar

ASSUMING WE SURVIVE has plenty of energy and melody mixed in their new EP release CHAPTERS. Hitting a mix of pop-punk and post-hardcore, I’m reminded of elements of Blink 182 and Hawthorne Heights sprinkled about, yet maintaining their own individuality.

Going on 10 years as a band has delivered them to tours including Warped Tour, Aftershock Festival and SXSW to name a few. Their lyrical content makes them easily relatable to different walks of life. This continues on their latest single Just So You Know which sings about the hardships of growing up and how sometimes we can feel alone in such a huge world. But also letting the listener know that they are not by themselves and giving some bit of inspiration with lyrics such as “It’s ok to not be ok, You got to love yourself and find your way”. The song is also filled with a chorus that is instantly memorized and you will find yourself humming along long after the end.

Another favorite song is track 1, Make It Out Alive. The guitar driven riff and frantic drumming intro leads well into the sing along chorus. This is another example of how they have been able to share life experiences through music of the ups and downs of just trying to live.

Something that I have enjoyed is the story-like style of their lyrics. There’s an intro, middle and end. Nothing mysterious, just straightforward honesty. The only thing I find confusing is the choice to make an EP instead of a full album. Each song is well constructed and AWS have proven they can consistently write good songs. Or maybe that’s the trick, making me want more from them. If so, they have definitely accomplished that with this new release.


https://youtu.be/OKm1JG9T8HA


Track listing:

1. Make It Out Alive

2. Just So You Know

3. Tear Me

4. Searching

5. Let You Down

6. California Stoned


Band members:

Adrian Estrella - Vocals

Kris Pasos - Drums

Phil Adams - Guitar

Joe Lawson - Bass

Johnny Silva - Guitar


DEVILDRIVER Kicks Off "Outlaws 'Til The End" U.S. Headline Tour Today!

Featuring Support from Jinjer & Raven Black | Tour Dates: www.devildriver.com

New Album, Outlaws 'Til The End: Vol. 1, out Now via Napalm Records

Physical/Digital/Bundles - http://smarturl.it/OutlawsTilTheEnd

Merchandise - www.indiemerch.com/devildriver/pre-orders

 Globally renowned, chart-topping band  DEVILDRIVER  are kicking off their U.S. headline tour - supporting their new full-length album of outlaw country-gone-metal anthems,   Outlaws 'Til The End: Vol. 1   - today in Phoenix, AZ! The tour features support from  Jinjer  and  Raven Black . See below and  www.devildriver.com/tour-dates  for a full listing of dates.  Vocalist Dez Fafara says,  "Today,    DEVILDRIVER    hits the road in support of    Outlaws 'Til The End: Vol. 1    in the USA! We've got some special songs in store for you all on this run and we can't wait to share the stage with    Jinjer    in support of their new EP. Along with us will be Raven Black as well! Tickets are going really fast and many venues are very close to selling out on these fall shows so fair warning! October/November is my favorite time to tour, so come join the madness and get the f-ck in the pit with    DEVILDRIVER   !"    DEVILDRIVER Tour Dates w/ Jinjer & Raven Black   10/23 - Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee  10/25 - Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live!  10/26 - Houston, TX @ Scout Bar  10/27 - Austin, TX @ Texas Revolution Fest  10/28 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom  10/30 - Lexington, KY @ Manchester Music Hall  10/31 - Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom  11/1 - Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall  11/2 - Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bazaar  11/3 - Hampton Beach, NH @ Wally's  11/4 - Providence, RI @ Fete Ballroom - Providence Metal Fest  11/5 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance  11/6 - Easton, PA @ One Centre Square  11/7 - Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon  11/8 - Harrison, OH @ Blue Note  11/9 - Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop  11/10 - Columbus, OH @ Al Rosa Villa  11/11 - Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge  11/12 - Racine, WI @ Route 20  11/14 - Denver, CO @ Oriental Theater  11/16 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Whisky A Go Go  11/17 - Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver  11/18 - San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick   DEVILDRIVER 's new album,   Outlaws 'Til The End: Vol. 1  , is available now in multiple physical (click "official store") and digital/streaming formats via  http://smarturl.it/OutlawsTilTheEnd . Merch bundles are also available via the official store. Additional merchandise such as t-shirts, long-sleeve shirts, flasks, keychains, and more are also available here:  www.indiemerch.com/devildriver/pre-orders     Outlaws 'Til The End: Vol. 1   reached #1 on the Loud Rock radio charts, in addition to charting in the U.S. at #2 on the Top Hard Music Albums charts, #6 on the Top Current Rock Albums chart, and within the Top 20 on the Top Internet, Overall Digital, and Top Current Albums charts.   Outlaws 'Til The End: Vol. 1   charted at #8 on the Canadian Top Current Albums charts, as well as in the UK at #9 on the Rock & Metal Chart and #18 on the Independent Chart. The band also reached additional charting positions on the U.S. Billboard Top 200, and in Canada, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, and Austria.  Check out  DEVILDRIVER 's music videos and lyric videos cut from   Outlaws 'Til The End: Vol. 1   here:  - "Country Heroes" featuring  Hank3 :  https://youtu.be/lpm9QrPKfWE   - "Ghost Riders in the Sky" featuring John Carter Cash (son of country music legend Johnny Cash), Ana Cristina Cash, and  Lamb of God  vocalist Randy Blythe: https://youtu.be/hlDPWmwO7SU   - "Copperhead Road" featuring Brock Lindow of  36 Crazyfists :  https://youtu.be/SJaNrrL2oXo     DEVILDRIVER online:    www.devildriver.com    www.facebook.com/devildriver    www.twitter.com/devildriver    www.instagram.com/devildriver    DEVILDRIVER is:   Dez Fafara - Vocals  Mike Spreitzer - Guitar  Neal Tiemann - Guitar  Diego Ibarra - Bass  Austin D'Amond - Drums

Globally renowned, chart-topping band DEVILDRIVER are kicking off their U.S. headline tour - supporting their new full-length album of outlaw country-gone-metal anthems, Outlaws 'Til The End: Vol. 1 - today in Phoenix, AZ! The tour features support from Jinjer and Raven Black. See below and www.devildriver.com/tour-dates for a full listing of dates.

Vocalist Dez Fafara says, "Today, DEVILDRIVER hits the road in support of Outlaws 'Til The End: Vol. 1 in the USA! We've got some special songs in store for you all on this run and we can't wait to share the stage with Jinjer in support of their new EP. Along with us will be Raven Black as well! Tickets are going really fast and many venues are very close to selling out on these fall shows so fair warning! October/November is my favorite time to tour, so come join the madness and get the f-ck in the pit with DEVILDRIVER!"

DEVILDRIVER Tour Dates w/ Jinjer & Raven Black

10/23 - Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee

10/25 - Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live!

10/26 - Houston, TX @ Scout Bar

10/27 - Austin, TX @ Texas Revolution Fest

10/28 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom

10/30 - Lexington, KY @ Manchester Music Hall

10/31 - Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom

11/1 - Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall

11/2 - Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bazaar

11/3 - Hampton Beach, NH @ Wally's

11/4 - Providence, RI @ Fete Ballroom - Providence Metal Fest

11/5 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance

11/6 - Easton, PA @ One Centre Square

11/7 - Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon

11/8 - Harrison, OH @ Blue Note

11/9 - Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop

11/10 - Columbus, OH @ Al Rosa Villa

11/11 - Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge

11/12 - Racine, WI @ Route 20

11/14 - Denver, CO @ Oriental Theater

11/16 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Whisky A Go Go

11/17 - Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver

11/18 - San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick

DEVILDRIVER's new album, Outlaws 'Til The End: Vol. 1, is available now in multiple physical (click "official store") and digital/streaming formats via http://smarturl.it/OutlawsTilTheEnd. Merch bundles are also available via the official store. Additional merchandise such as t-shirts, long-sleeve shirts, flasks, keychains, and more are also available here: www.indiemerch.com/devildriver/pre-orders

Outlaws 'Til The End: Vol. 1 reached #1 on the Loud Rock radio charts, in addition to charting in the U.S. at #2 on the Top Hard Music Albums charts, #6 on the Top Current Rock Albums chart, and within the Top 20 on the Top Internet, Overall Digital, and Top Current Albums charts. Outlaws 'Til The End: Vol. 1 charted at #8 on the Canadian Top Current Albums charts, as well as in the UK at #9 on the Rock & Metal Chart and #18 on the Independent Chart. The band also reached additional charting positions on the U.S. Billboard Top 200, and in Canada, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, and Austria.

Check out DEVILDRIVER's music videos and lyric videos cut from Outlaws 'Til The End: Vol. 1 here:

- "Country Heroes" featuring Hank3https://youtu.be/lpm9QrPKfWE

- "Ghost Riders in the Sky" featuring John Carter Cash (son of country music legend Johnny Cash), Ana Cristina Cash, and Lamb of God vocalist Randy Blythe:https://youtu.be/hlDPWmwO7SU

- "Copperhead Road" featuring Brock Lindow of 36 Crazyfistshttps://youtu.be/SJaNrrL2oXo


DEVILDRIVER online:

www.devildriver.com

www.facebook.com/devildriver

www.twitter.com/devildriver

www.instagram.com/devildriver

DEVILDRIVER is:

Dez Fafara - Vocals

Mike Spreitzer - Guitar

Neal Tiemann - Guitar

Diego Ibarra - Bass

Austin D'Amond - Drums

POWERWOLF Premiere Music Video For Title Track "The Sacrament Of Sin"!

  POWERWOLF  is THE most successful band in Germany and definitely one of the hottest acts in metal! Their  #1 chart entries, gold records and numerous sold out headlining shows on their upcoming tour speak for themselves.  Their latest studio album   The Sacrament Of Sin   cannot be ignored! Today one of their catchiest songs is being released as a powerful music video as only  POWERWOLF  can!    Enjoy " The Sacrament Of Sin"     HERE   :   Meet  POWERWOLF  live on tour:    POWERWOLF On Their Very Special WOLFSNÄCHTE TOUR 2018:   w/ Amaranthe, Kissin Dynamite   25.10.18 FR – Paris / Bataclan -  SOLD OUT!  26.10.18 DE - Wiesbaden / Schlachthof -  SOLD OUT!  27.10.18 DE - Oberhausen / Turbinenhalle -  SOLD OUT!  28.10.18 BE - Brussels / Ancienne Belgique -  SOLD OUT!  29.10.18 DE - Hamburg / Mehr! Theater -  SOLD OUT!  31.10.18 DE - Berlin / Huxleys -  SOLD OUT!  01.11.18 PL - Warsaw / Progresja 02.11.18 DE - Leipzig / Haus Auensee 03.11.18 CZ – Prague / Forum Karlin -  SOLD OUT!  04.11.18 HU – Budapest / Barba Negra -  SOLD OUT!  06.11.18 AT - Vienna / Arena -  SOLD OUT!  07.11.18 IT - Milan / Live Club 09.11.18 DE - Munich / Zenith 10.11.18 DE - Ludwigsburg / MHP Arena 11.11.18 NL - Eindhoven / Effenaar -  SOLD OUT!  12.11.18 UK - London / Koko -  SOLD OUT!  14.11.18 CH - Lausanne / Les Docks -  SOLD OUT!  15.11.18 CH - Zurich / Komplex 457 16.11.18 DE - Geiselwind / Event-Halle  17.11.18 DE - Saarbrücken / Saarlandhalle  25.01.2019 DE - Düsseldorf / Mitsubishi Electric Hall -  Extra show!

POWERWOLF is THE most successful band in Germany and definitely one of the hottest acts in metal! Their  #1 chart entries, gold records and numerous sold out headlining shows on their upcoming tour speak for themselves.

Their latest studio album The Sacrament Of Sin cannot be ignored! Today one of their catchiest songs is being released as a powerful music video as only POWERWOLF can!

Enjoy "The Sacrament Of Sin" HERE:

Meet POWERWOLF live on tour:

POWERWOLF On Their Very Special WOLFSNÄCHTE TOUR 2018:
w/ Amaranthe, Kissin Dynamite

25.10.18 FR – Paris / Bataclan - SOLD OUT!
26.10.18 DE - Wiesbaden / Schlachthof - SOLD OUT!
27.10.18 DE - Oberhausen / Turbinenhalle - SOLD OUT!
28.10.18 BE - Brussels / Ancienne Belgique - SOLD OUT!
29.10.18 DE - Hamburg / Mehr! Theater - SOLD OUT!
31.10.18 DE - Berlin / Huxleys - SOLD OUT!
01.11.18 PL - Warsaw / Progresja
02.11.18 DE - Leipzig / Haus Auensee
03.11.18 CZ – Prague / Forum Karlin - SOLD OUT!
04.11.18 HU – Budapest / Barba Negra - SOLD OUT!
06.11.18 AT - Vienna / Arena - SOLD OUT!
07.11.18 IT - Milan / Live Club
09.11.18 DE - Munich / Zenith
10.11.18 DE - Ludwigsburg / MHP Arena
11.11.18 NL - Eindhoven / Effenaar - SOLD OUT!
12.11.18 UK - London / Koko - SOLD OUT!
14.11.18 CH - Lausanne / Les Docks - SOLD OUT!
15.11.18 CH - Zurich / Komplex 457
16.11.18 DE - Geiselwind / Event-Halle 
17.11.18 DE - Saarbrücken / Saarlandhalle

25.01.2019 DE - Düsseldorf / Mitsubishi Electric Hall - Extra show!

                                   Get your copy of  The Sacrament Of Sin     HERE!    

Get your copy of The Sacrament Of Sin HERE! 

CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS RELEASES DOCUMENTARY OF WARREL DANE RECORDING SHADOW WORK

  PRE-ORDER  SHADOW WORK     HERE     (New York, NY - October 22, 2018) -  On December 13th, 2017  Warrel Dane  passed away in São Paulo, Brazil while recording the follow-up to 2008's  Praises To The War Machine . In essence, a tribute release, "Shadow Work" contains over 40 minutes of tracked music from pre-production, demo and recording sessions by Warrel. The album's booklet was completed by Travis Smith, who provided artwork based upon concepts he had previously discussed with Warrel. The album art combines thorough reconstructions of all lyrics from Warrel's notebook, personal testimonies by his Brazilian band, and very moving photos.   While recording the album, photographer Renan Facciolo visited the group in the studio to capture footage documenting the creation of   Shadow Work."This documentary was shot mostly during Warrel's final days, in late 2017,"  states the band.  "Although he was frail and his body was showing signs that it would eventually fade, at that time, he was still putting his heart and soul in every part of Shadow Work. We hope this stays as a testament to his artistic commitment and good will, when it came to producing an album in the studio."   Ultimately, his band members completed the documentary in 2018 to offer you an insight into the promising beginning and tragic end of  Shadow Work.  Jens Prueter (Head of A&R, Europe) and  S tefan Franke (Product Manager) add, "It is nearly impossible to watch this documentary with probably the last footage recorded of Warrel without getting emotional since at some point in our lives, we and his fans were witnesses to his grandeur and failure, his strength and his frailty. The latter is obviously present in this moving video and we are grateful Warrel's family agreed on its public release. There is no glamour, no stardom in this video, it just depicts the shadow of a man passionately and endearingly being busy with "Shadow Work", and a band being torn apart between ambition and tragedy. So, while we are glad to share it with you all, it is almost a relief to not have to watch it again."  Watch the documentary in full  HERE .  Shadow Work is set for release on October 26th via Century Media and will be available as a special edition CD mediabook, offering a 44-page booklet; as gatefold LP plus CD; as a 12-page LP booklet; and will be available for purchase on all digital platforms. The album will also be sold in limited vinyl editions. Pre-orders are available  HERE .    SHADOW WORK  TRACKLISTING:   1. Ethereal Blessing  2. Madame Satan  3. Disconnection System  4. As Fast as the Others  5. Shadow Work  6. The Hanging Garden (The Cure cover)  7. Rain  8. Mother is the Word for God   Listen to "As Fast as the Others"     YouTube     Listen to "Disconnection System"     YouTube     Follow Warrel Dane:     Website     Facebook

PRE-ORDER SHADOW WORK HERE

(New York, NY - October 22, 2018) - On December 13th, 2017 Warrel Dane passed away in São Paulo, Brazil while recording the follow-up to 2008's Praises To The War Machine. In essence, a tribute release, "Shadow Work" contains over 40 minutes of tracked music from pre-production, demo and recording sessions by Warrel. The album's booklet was completed by Travis Smith, who provided artwork based upon concepts he had previously discussed with Warrel. The album art combines thorough reconstructions of all lyrics from Warrel's notebook, personal testimonies by his Brazilian band, and very moving photos. 

While recording the album, photographer Renan Facciolo visited the group in the studio to capture footage documenting the creation of  Shadow Work."This documentary was shot mostly during Warrel's final days, in late 2017," states the band. "Although he was frail and his body was showing signs that it would eventually fade, at that time, he was still putting his heart and soul in every part of Shadow Work. We hope this stays as a testament to his artistic commitment and good will, when it came to producing an album in the studio."

Ultimately, his band members completed the documentary in 2018 to offer you an insight into the promising beginning and tragic end of Shadow Work. Jens Prueter (Head of A&R, Europe) and Stefan Franke (Product Manager) add,"It is nearly impossible to watch this documentary with probably the last footage recorded of Warrel without getting emotional since at some point in our lives, we and his fans were witnesses to his grandeur and failure, his strength and his frailty. The latter is obviously present in this moving video and we are grateful Warrel's family agreed on its public release. There is no glamour, no stardom in this video, it just depicts the shadow of a man passionately and endearingly being busy with "Shadow Work", and a band being torn apart between ambition and tragedy. So, while we are glad to share it with you all, it is almost a relief to not have to watch it again." Watch the documentary in full HERE.

Shadow Work is set for release on October 26th via Century Media and will be available as a special edition CD mediabook, offering a 44-page booklet; as gatefold LP plus CD; as a 12-page LP booklet; and will be available for purchase on all digital platforms. The album will also be sold in limited vinyl editions. Pre-orders are available HERE.

SHADOW WORK TRACKLISTING:

1. Ethereal Blessing

2. Madame Satan

3. Disconnection System

4. As Fast as the Others

5. Shadow Work

6. The Hanging Garden (The Cure cover)

7. Rain

8. Mother is the Word for God

Listen to "As Fast as the Others"

YouTube

Listen to "Disconnection System"

YouTube

Follow Warrel Dane:

Website
Facebook

STRIKER Premiere "Head First" Video via Metal Injection

New Album Out This Friday

                                                        (Photo Credit: Dana Zuk)   Champions in blending classic heavy metal, hard rock, and 80's hair metal, Canadian shredders  STRIKER  will release their sixth studio album  "Play To Win"  on  October 26th  via their independent label Record Breaking Records. Today the band has teamed up with Metal Injection for an exclusive premiere of the video for the song " Head First ."  Watch it  HERE .  "Play To Win"  features 10 fist pounding shredtacular anthems produced by the band plus mixed and mastered by  Hendrik Udd  (Firewind, Powerwolf, Hammerfall, Delain). The album follows their 2017 self-titled full length that the band supported with tours across Europe and North America with Sonata Arctica, Dark Tranquility, and Warbringer along with festival appearances at 70,000 Tons of Metal, Bang Your Head Festival (Germany) and more to add to their almost 1000 shows performed in their decade plus career. That fifth studio album also garnered them a nomination from Canada's JUNO awards, the country's highest music prize, along with wins at the Edmonton Music Awards and Western Canadian Awards.  The band's new lyric video for their first single  "Heart of Lies"  can be heard at the following link:  https://youtu.be/lEdpYh-EkrI

(Photo Credit: Dana Zuk)

Champions in blending classic heavy metal, hard rock, and 80's hair metal, Canadian shredders STRIKER will release their sixth studio album "Play To Win" on October 26th via their independent label Record Breaking Records. Today the band has teamed up with Metal Injection for an exclusive premiere of the video for the song "Head First."  Watch it HERE.
"Play To Win" features 10 fist pounding shredtacular anthems produced by the band plus mixed and mastered by Hendrik Udd (Firewind, Powerwolf, Hammerfall, Delain). The album follows their 2017 self-titled full length that the band supported with tours across Europe and North America with Sonata Arctica, Dark Tranquility, and Warbringer along with festival appearances at 70,000 Tons of Metal, Bang Your Head Festival (Germany) and more to add to their almost 1000 shows performed in their decade plus career. That fifth studio album also garnered them a nomination from Canada's JUNO awards, the country's highest music prize, along with wins at the Edmonton Music Awards and Western Canadian Awards.

The band's new lyric video for their first single "Heart of Lies" can be heard at the following link: https://youtu.be/lEdpYh-EkrI



  Track Listing:  1. Heart of Lies (4:04) 2. Position of Power (3:40) 3. Head of Power (4:02) 4. On The Run (3:51) 5. The Front (4:02) 6. Play To Win (3:48) 7. Standing Alone (4:56) 8. Summoner (4:04) 9. Heavy Is The Heart (4:54) 10. Hands of Time (3:46) Album Length: 41:11   For More Info:    http://www.striker-metal.com    https://www.facebook.com/strikermetal    https://twitter.com/StrikerMetal    https://instagram.com/strikermetal

Track Listing:
1. Heart of Lies (4:04)
2. Position of Power (3:40)
3. Head of Power (4:02)
4. On The Run (3:51)
5. The Front (4:02)
6. Play To Win (3:48)
7. Standing Alone (4:56)
8. Summoner (4:04)
9. Heavy Is The Heart (4:54)
10. Hands of Time (3:46)
Album Length: 41:11

For More Info:

http://www.striker-metal.com

https://www.facebook.com/strikermetal

https://twitter.com/StrikerMetal

https://instagram.com/strikermetal

CHILD BITE: Detroit Noise Rock Eccentrics To Play Days Of Darkness This Weekend

West Coast Tour Supporting Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals Nears

 Detroit noise rock eccentrics  CHILD BITE  will play this year's edition of Days Of Darkness this weekend. Celebrating its second year, the two-day/two-venue event takes place in Baltimore, Maryland with  CHILD BITE  set to blaze the Baltimore Soundstage on Sunday, October 28th alongside the likes of Rome, Bang, Satan's Satyrs, and many more. From there, the band will play a show in Canton, Ohio with Night Goat before joining labelmates Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals for a West Coast tour from November 1st through November 20th. See confirmed dates below.  Comments  CHILD BITE  frontman Shawn Knight of the latest run, "We are extra stoked for this one! We've got Sean Clancy's brother Ryan back on the drum throne for his first tour with us since Australia earlier this year. We're also gonna be bunking up with Philip H. Anselmo and his merry band of Illegals this time around;  CHILD BITE 's first ever bus tour! I'm constantly dumbfounded by the rad things our fucked up little band gets to do. Central, Mountain, and Pacific time zones, see you soon!"   CHILD BITE:   10/28/2018 Days Of Darkness @ Baltimore Soundstage - Baltimore, MD [ tickets ]  10/30/2018 Buzzbin - Canton, OH w/ Night Goat [ tickets ]   w/ Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals:   11/01/2018 The Lost Well - Austin, TX [ tickets ] 11/02/2018 Jakes - Lubbock TX [ tickets ] 11/03/2018 Black Sheep - Colorado Springs, CO [ tickets ] 11/05/2018 Marquis Theater - Denver, CO [ tickets ] 11/07/2018 Diamonds - Jerome, ID [ tickets ] 11/08/2018 Cargo - Reno, NV [ tickets ] 11/09/2018 Senator Theatre - Chico, CA [ tickets ] 10/10/2018 Strummer's - Fresno, CA [tickets] 11/11/2018 Holy Diver - Sacramento, CA [ tickets ] 11/13/2018 TBA 11/14/2018 El Corazon - Seattle, WA w/ Eyehategod, Cro-Mags [ tickets ] 11/15/2018 Hawthorne Theatre - Portland, OR w/ Eyehategod, Cro-Mags [ tickets ] 11/17/2018 Club Red - Mesa, AZ [ tickets ] 11/18/2018 Launchpad - Albuquerque, NM [ tickets ] 11/19/2018 89th St. - Oklahoma City, OK [ tickets ] 11/20/2018 Rev Room - Little Rock, AR [ tickets ]   CHILD BITE  is an American noise rock/hardcore punk/heavy metal band formed in 2005 in Detroit, Michigan. The band's core members are founding vocalist Shawn Knight and long-time bassist Sean Clancy.  CHILD BITE  has released four full-length albums and ten EPs over the past twelve years, all featuring artwork by Shawn Knight. Their recently-issued two-disc anthology,  Burnt Offerings , features twenty-four tracks of rarities and covers recorded between 2010-2017. To date,  CHILD BITE has played nearly nine-hundred shows throughout Europe and North America, including tours supporting acts such as Down, Voivod, Negative Approach, Superjoint, Poison Idea, and Unsane. Earlier this year, the band completed a month-long Australian tour with labelmates King Parrot... and the caravan rolls on.   Stream  Burnt Offerings: Covers And Rarities 2010 - 2017  at the Housecore Bandcamp page at    THIS LOCATION   .    For physical orders, visit the Housecore Store    HERE   .    http://www.childbite.com   http://www.facebook.com/childbite   http://www.thehousecorerecords.com   http://www.thehousecorestore.com   http://www.facebook.com/housecorerecords

Detroit noise rock eccentrics CHILD BITE will play this year's edition of Days Of Darkness this weekend. Celebrating its second year, the two-day/two-venue event takes place in Baltimore, Maryland with CHILD BITE set to blaze the Baltimore Soundstage on Sunday, October 28th alongside the likes of Rome, Bang, Satan's Satyrs, and many more. From there, the band will play a show in Canton, Ohio with Night Goat before joining labelmates Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals for a West Coast tour from November 1st through November 20th. See confirmed dates below.

Comments CHILD BITE frontman Shawn Knight of the latest run, "We are extra stoked for this one! We've got Sean Clancy's brother Ryan back on the drum throne for his first tour with us since Australia earlier this year. We're also gonna be bunking up with Philip H. Anselmo and his merry band of Illegals this time around; CHILD BITE's first ever bus tour! I'm constantly dumbfounded by the rad things our fucked up little band gets to do. Central, Mountain, and Pacific time zones, see you soon!"

CHILD BITE:

10/28/2018 Days Of Darkness @ Baltimore Soundstage - Baltimore, MD [tickets]

10/30/2018 Buzzbin - Canton, OH w/ Night Goat [tickets]

w/ Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals: 
11/01/2018 The Lost Well - Austin, TX [tickets]
11/02/2018 Jakes - Lubbock TX [tickets]
11/03/2018 Black Sheep - Colorado Springs, CO [tickets]
11/05/2018 Marquis Theater - Denver, CO [tickets]
11/07/2018 Diamonds - Jerome, ID [tickets]
11/08/2018 Cargo - Reno, NV [tickets]
11/09/2018 Senator Theatre - Chico, CA [tickets]
10/10/2018 Strummer's - Fresno, CA [tickets]
11/11/2018 Holy Diver - Sacramento, CA [tickets]
11/13/2018 TBA
11/14/2018 El Corazon - Seattle, WA w/ Eyehategod, Cro-Mags [tickets]
11/15/2018 Hawthorne Theatre - Portland, OR w/ Eyehategod, Cro-Mags [tickets]
11/17/2018 Club Red - Mesa, AZ [tickets]
11/18/2018 Launchpad - Albuquerque, NM [tickets]
11/19/2018 89th St. - Oklahoma City, OK [tickets]
11/20/2018 Rev Room - Little Rock, AR [tickets]

CHILD BITE is an American noise rock/hardcore punk/heavy metal band formed in 2005 in Detroit, Michigan. The band's core members are founding vocalist Shawn Knight and long-time bassist Sean Clancy. CHILD BITE has released four full-length albums and ten EPs over the past twelve years, all featuring artwork by Shawn Knight. Their recently-issued two-disc anthology, Burnt Offerings, features twenty-four tracks of rarities and covers recorded between 2010-2017. To date, CHILD BITEhas played nearly nine-hundred shows throughout Europe and North America, including tours supporting acts such as Down, Voivod, Negative Approach, Superjoint, Poison Idea, and Unsane. Earlier this year, the band completed a month-long Australian tour with labelmates King Parrot... and the caravan rolls on.

Stream Burnt Offerings: Covers And Rarities 2010 - 2017 at the Housecore Bandcamp page at THIS LOCATION.

For physical orders, visit the Housecore Store HERE.

http://www.childbite.com
http://www.facebook.com/childbite
http://www.thehousecorerecords.com
http://www.thehousecorestore.com
http://www.facebook.com/housecorerecords

MAC SABBATH Releases Meaty Marionette Music Video for "Sweet Beef"

Featuring Second, Never-Before-Heard Studio Recorded Song

Watch Now via The Laugh Button

New Tour Begins October 27 in Pomona, CA | All Dates Here: www.officialmacsabbath.com

                                                            Photo by Jeremy Saffer   Fast food-themed Black Sabbath parody kings  MAC SABBATH  are about to kick off another North American tour, beginning October 27 in Pomona, CA at Lagunitas Beer Circus! In celebration of the tour, the band have released their second recorded song, "Sweet Beef", along with a brand new, zany music video for the track. The music video features maniacal marionettes in the image of the band members themselves!  Watch the "Sweet Beef" video now via premier comedy site  The Laugh Button :  https://thelaughbutton.com/music/watch-the-exclusive-premiere-of-mac-sabbaths-trippy-video-sweet-beef/   This video is so psychedelic, it will leave you with the munchies! Deranged vocalist Ronald Osbourne says:  "Mac Sabbath 'meats' marionettes! There will be blood!"   The "Sweet Beef" video concept was created by  MAC SABBATH , Michael Serwich and Matt Scott, with maroniettes managed by Matt Scott and Rasputin's Marionettes and editing and effects by Joe Seafus.  See below for all confirmed tour dates! Tickets are available via each venue. Learn more here:  http://www.officialmacsabbath.com/    MAC SABBATH Confirmed U.S. Tour Dates:   10/27 - Pomona, CA @ Pomona Fairplex - Lagunitas Beer Circus  10/28 - Long Beach, CA @ Alex's Bar  10/29 - San Diego, CA @ The Casbah  10/31 - San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall  11/1 - San Jose, CA @ The Ritz  11/2 - Crystal Bay, NV @ Crown Room at Crystal Bay Casino  11/3 - Portland, OR @ Dante's  11/4 - Tacoma, WA @ Jazzbones  11/07 - Calgary, AB @ Dickens  11/08 - Edmonton, AB @ Starlight Room  11/09 - Saskatoon, SK @ Amigos Cantina  11/10 - Regina, SK @ Riddell Centre  11/11 - Winnipeg, MB @ The Pyramid Cabaret  11/14 - Hamilton, ON @ This Ain't Hollywood  11/15 - Toronto, ON @ Lee's Palace  11/16 - Buffalo, NY @ Tralf Music Hall  11/17 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme  11/18 - Palatine, IL @ Durty Nellies  11/19 - Hobart, IN @ Hobart Art Theater  11/21 - Lincoln, NE @ The Bourbon  11/22 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theatre  11/24 - Scottsdale, AZ @ Blk Live  Mixing raucous comedy with borderline-horrific theatrics, the only thing more petrifying than impending health problems resulting from years of overeating is a  MAC SABBATH  show. Show attendees should be prepared to partake in the fun -  MAC SABBATH  puts on a theatrical, multimedia stage show - complete with a smoking grill, laser-eyed clowns, bouncing burgers and many more magical surprises... basically anything and everything an unwary show-goer could ever want in their wildest dreams.  Named by    Buzzfeed    as one of the "13 Metal Bands You Didn't Know How to React To" + Named as LA's "Best Tribute Band" by    LA Weekly   .    "... one of the most interesting bands to come around in a long, long time. They have Dead Kennedys' outrageous sense of humor mixed with total irreverence and ornate style on top of a solid, engaging performance (even if the crowd is reluctant to respond). So while this whole thing was probably thought up after eating too many pot brownies, it is one of the most brilliant ideas in a long time."­  -  Troy Farah, Phoenix New Times    "This is not a drill. Be it exchanging Black Sabbath's "Paranoid" for a "Pair-a-buns" or "Iron Man" for a "Frying Pan," these food-focused musical dweebs are cooking up something hot 'n' ready just for you."  -  Alicia Lutes, MTV.com    "The most impressive-and terrifying-thing about Mac Sabbath is that they're actually really good. Ronald channels his inner Ozzy onstage, from the manic jumping to the frantic hand waving..."  -  Bryan Rolli, Paste Magazine    "Even if the songs are dripping with onions and extra cheese, Mac Sabbath put on one righteous stage show, complete with smoke machines, gritty power chords, and endless head-banging."  -  Chris Coplan, ConsequenceofSound.net     www.facebook.com/macsabbath/   Twitter: @macsabbath  Tumblr: macsabbath  IG: @officialmacsabbath

Photo by Jeremy Saffer

Fast food-themed Black Sabbath parody kings MAC SABBATH are about to kick off another North American tour, beginning October 27 in Pomona, CA at Lagunitas Beer Circus! In celebration of the tour, the band have released their second recorded song, "Sweet Beef", along with a brand new, zany music video for the track. The music video features maniacal marionettes in the image of the band members themselves!

Watch the "Sweet Beef" video now via premier comedy site The Laugh Buttonhttps://thelaughbutton.com/music/watch-the-exclusive-premiere-of-mac-sabbaths-trippy-video-sweet-beef/

This video is so psychedelic, it will leave you with the munchies! Deranged vocalist Ronald Osbourne says: "Mac Sabbath 'meats' marionettes! There will be blood!"

The "Sweet Beef" video concept was created by MAC SABBATH, Michael Serwich and Matt Scott, with maroniettes managed by Matt Scott and Rasputin's Marionettes and editing and effects by Joe Seafus.

See below for all confirmed tour dates! Tickets are available via each venue. Learn more here: http://www.officialmacsabbath.com/

MAC SABBATH Confirmed U.S. Tour Dates:

10/27 - Pomona, CA @ Pomona Fairplex - Lagunitas Beer Circus

10/28 - Long Beach, CA @ Alex's Bar

10/29 - San Diego, CA @ The Casbah

10/31 - San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall

11/1 - San Jose, CA @ The Ritz

11/2 - Crystal Bay, NV @ Crown Room at Crystal Bay Casino

11/3 - Portland, OR @ Dante's

11/4 - Tacoma, WA @ Jazzbones

11/07 - Calgary, AB @ Dickens

11/08 - Edmonton, AB @ Starlight Room

11/09 - Saskatoon, SK @ Amigos Cantina

11/10 - Regina, SK @ Riddell Centre

11/11 - Winnipeg, MB @ The Pyramid Cabaret

11/14 - Hamilton, ON @ This Ain't Hollywood

11/15 - Toronto, ON @ Lee's Palace

11/16 - Buffalo, NY @ Tralf Music Hall

11/17 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme

11/18 - Palatine, IL @ Durty Nellies

11/19 - Hobart, IN @ Hobart Art Theater

11/21 - Lincoln, NE @ The Bourbon

11/22 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theatre

11/24 - Scottsdale, AZ @ Blk Live

Mixing raucous comedy with borderline-horrific theatrics, the only thing more petrifying than impending health problems resulting from years of overeating is a MAC SABBATH show. Show attendees should be prepared to partake in the fun - MAC SABBATH puts on a theatrical, multimedia stage show - complete with a smoking grill, laser-eyed clowns, bouncing burgers and many more magical surprises... basically anything and everything an unwary show-goer could ever want in their wildest dreams. Named by Buzzfeed as one of the "13 Metal Bands You Didn't Know How to React To" + Named as LA's "Best Tribute Band" by LA Weekly.

"... one of the most interesting bands to come around in a long, long time. They have Dead Kennedys' outrageous sense of humor mixed with total irreverence and ornate style on top of a solid, engaging performance (even if the crowd is reluctant to respond). So while this whole thing was probably thought up after eating too many pot brownies, it is one of the most brilliant ideas in a long time."­ Troy Farah, Phoenix New Times

"This is not a drill. Be it exchanging Black Sabbath's "Paranoid" for a "Pair-a-buns" or "Iron Man" for a "Frying Pan," these food-focused musical dweebs are cooking up something hot 'n' ready just for you." - Alicia Lutes, MTV.com

"The most impressive-and terrifying-thing about Mac Sabbath is that they're actually really good. Ronald channels his inner Ozzy onstage, from the manic jumping to the frantic hand waving..." Bryan Rolli, Paste Magazine

"Even if the songs are dripping with onions and extra cheese, Mac Sabbath put on one righteous stage show, complete with smoke machines, gritty power chords, and endless head-banging." - Chris Coplan, ConsequenceofSound.net


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Twitter: @macsabbath

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IG: @officialmacsabbath


SIRENIA - Release Official Music Video for "Into The Night"!

New Album Arcane Astral Aeons out October 26!

                                                    [Photo Credit: Béranger Bazin]    EPIC SYMPHONIC GOTHIC METAL from NORWAY!   The Nordic Epic Metal masters  SIRENIA  recently released the second single  "Into The Night"  from the new album   Arcane Astral Aeons  , which will be out on October 26 via Napalm Records. Now they follow up with the gloomy and dark official music video for the new single.   Watch the new video    HERE   !   On October 26 the new  SIRENIA  opus   Arcane Astral Aeons   will be released via Napalm Records. The album was recorded in Audio Avenue Studios (Norway), and Sound Suite Studios (France), while the mixing and mastering took place in Hansen Studios (Denmark) with mixing engineer Jacob Hansen.

[Photo Credit: Béranger Bazin]

EPIC SYMPHONIC GOTHIC METAL from NORWAY!

The Nordic Epic Metal masters SIRENIA recently released the second single "Into The Night" from the new album Arcane Astral Aeons, which will be out on October 26 via Napalm Records. Now they follow up with the gloomy and dark official music video for the new single.

Watch the new video HERE!

On October 26 the new SIRENIA opus Arcane Astral Aeons will be released via Napalm Records. The album was recorded in Audio Avenue Studios (Norway), and Sound Suite Studios (France), while the mixing and mastering took place in Hansen Studios (Denmark) with mixing engineer Jacob Hansen.

  Pre-Order  Arcane Astral Aeon s    NOW   !     "We are very proud of what we have achieved together and we're very eager to share it with you, hoping that you all will find it as special as we do" , mastermind Morten Veland states.

Pre-Order Arcane Astral Aeon sNOW

"We are very proud of what we have achieved together and we're very eager to share it with you, hoping that you all will find it as special as we do", mastermind Morten Veland states.

  Line-Up:   Morten Veland Emmanuelle Zoldan  Jan Erik Soltvedt Nils Courbaron   Listen to SIRENIA on your streaming or download service:    Spotify    Deezer    YouTube    Apple Music    For More Information Visit:    Facebook    Instagram    Homepage    Napalm Records

Line-Up:

Morten Veland
Emmanuelle Zoldan 
Jan Erik Soltvedt
Nils Courbaron

Listen to SIRENIA on your streaming or download service:

Spotify

Deezer

YouTube

Apple Music

For More Information Visit:

Facebook

Instagram

Homepage

Napalm Records

Dark Folk Artist AMIGO THE DEVIL's Breakout Album, "Everything Is Fine", is Out Today

 Following a number of well received single and EP releases, singer-songwriter and underground folk phenom  AMIGO THE DEVIL  has released his highly-anticipated debut album,   Everything Is Fine   ,  today via Regime Music Group.   Everything Is Fine   can be ordered now at  www.shopbenchmark.com/regime/ . The album is also available now via digital retailers, major streaming services, and can be streamed via  Noisey  alongside a write-up about the album here:  https://noisey.vice.com/en_us/article/59883b/amigo-the-devil-everything-is-fine-album-stream-listen       "...spine-chilling... Amigo the Devil is a strange, hard-to-define entity that hovers like a slightly vengeful ghost around the peripheries of metal, dark folk, and Americana, claimed by none but with roots in all three." - Noisey        "Amigo The Devil is pushing the boundaries of folk and metal..." -  Alternative Press    "Gothic Country Americana here... Guitar and banjo as towering as a barn... Everything Is Fine is more than fine - a catchy gallows-humorous take on Americana sound."  -  Decibel Magazine    "...an artist packed only with his trusty banjo and a set of pipes that croons of fear and despair in a romantically dark aura I can't stop listening to."  -  Metal Injection    "Bringing a crazy mash of Dark-Folk, blues, Bluegrass, Outlaw Country, campy and torch songs, Danny drips these styles down through a centrifuge with a moonshine back-of-the-throat-burn finish."  -  Ghost Cult Mag   A key figure in the U.S. 'murder folk' scene which also includes contemporaries such as  The Devil Makes Three  and  The Dead South , the music of singer-songwriter  AMIGO THE DEVIL  is a unique blend of folk that also incorporates elements of Southern Gothic, Country and Bluegrass. Initially influenced by the likes of  Tom Waits ,  Nick Cave  and  Godspeed! You Black Emperor , the artist born as Danny Kiranos has a recognized sound that carries traces of artists such as Americana string band  Old Crow Medicine Show  and singer-songwriters  William Elliott Whitmore  and  David Eugene Edwards  of 1 6 Horsepower , allied with direct, often morbid lyrics shot through with a dark sense of humor.  Produced by Ross Robinson - renowned for his work with major league hard rock/metal acts such as  Korn, Slipknot, At The Drive In  and  Glassjaw  -   Everything Is Fine   also features drummer Brad Wilk ( Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave, Prophets of Rage ) sitting in on the entire recording session. The album was recorded at Valentine Studios, a time capsule untouched since the 70's with all the original gear and atmosphere.   Everything Is Fine   was recorded, mixed and mastered to tape to capture an absolute and pure brutal honesty.   "Ross Robinson allowed me to become and guided me towards being the best vessel I could be to filter these stories through,"  says  AMIGO THE DEVIL .  "We sat there and accepted what wanted to come through, what wanted to be heard. It was the first process of recording that ever made complete sense with absolutely no filter or veil to compensate for the sounds. It was absolute and pure brutal honesty, what I've been trying to achieve since the start of this thing. Brad Wilk added his pulse to it and it felt like together we had given life to these stories that otherwise are sounds and lyrics filling space. Everyone involved dove head first into a pool without water for this one and I'm unbelievably grateful to be in there with them."   Despite being armed with only his vocals and a banjo/acoustic guitar,  AMIGO THE DEVIL 's live show is worlds away from what people expect of a traditional folk show. Loaded with sing-alongs and an unsuspecting dose of humor to make otherwise grim topics accessible for fans of every genre, the songs remain deeply rooted in the tradition of story-telling that seems to be slipping away from the human condition.   AMIGO THE DEVIL  is currently on a national tour with Harley Poe in support of the new record. With the majority of these shows sold-out or nearing capacity, this tour is shaping up to be one of the hottest tickets this fall and a must-see show! Check out tour dates here or see below.   AMIGO THE DEVIL Remaining Tour Dates:    North America:   10/19 - Dallas, TX @ Three Links  10/20 - Austin, TX @ Mohawk  SOLD OUT   10/22 - Mesa, AZ @ The Nile Theater  10/23 - Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex  10/24 - San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick  10/25 - Tustin, CA @ Marty's on Newport  10/26 - San Francisco, CA @ Three Parkside  SOLD OUT   10/27 - Los Osos, CA @ Sweet Springs Saloon  10/28 - Las Vegas, NV @ Beauty Bar  10/30 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater  SOLD OUT   10/31 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater  SOLD OUT   11/1 - Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room  11/2 - Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen  11/3 - Hamtramck, MI @ The Sanctuary  11/4 - Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop  11/5 - Toronto, ON @ Sneaky Pete's Concert Venue  11/7 - Millvale, PA @ The Funhouse at Mr. Small's  SOLD OUT   11/8 - Rochester, NY @ Flour City Station  11/9 - Allston, MA @ Great Scott  11/10 - Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus  11/11 - Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie  SOLD OUT   11/13 - Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery  11/14 - Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter  11/15 - Nashville, TN @ The High Watt  11/16 - Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight  11/17 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade - Purgatory  11/18 - Orlando, FL @ Soundbar  SOLD OUT    Europe:   12/04 - Paris - La Boule Noire  12/05 - Amsterdam - Melkweg  12/07 - London - Borderline  12/08 - Nottingham - Bodega  12/09 - Newcastle - Think Tank  12/11 - Glasgow - Stereo  12/12 - Manchester - Deaf Institute  12/13 - Bristol - Thekla  12/14 - London - Oslo   AMIGO THE DEVIL Online:    www.facebook.com/amigothedevil    www.instagram.com/amigothedevil   Website:  shopbenchmark.com/regime/   Music:  http://youtu.be/9IiSLFHBb9Y

Following a number of well received single and EP releases, singer-songwriter and underground folk phenom AMIGO THE DEVIL has released his highly-anticipated debut album, Everything Is Finetoday via Regime Music Group. Everything Is Fine can be ordered now at www.shopbenchmark.com/regime/. The album is also available now via digital retailers, major streaming services, and can be streamed via Noisey alongside a write-up about the album here: https://noisey.vice.com/en_us/article/59883b/amigo-the-devil-everything-is-fine-album-stream-listen


"...spine-chilling... Amigo the Devil is a strange, hard-to-define entity that hovers like a slightly vengeful ghost around the peripheries of metal, dark folk, and Americana, claimed by none but with roots in all three." - Noisey


"Amigo The Devil is pushing the boundaries of folk and metal..." - Alternative Press

"Gothic Country Americana here... Guitar and banjo as towering as a barn... Everything Is Fine is more than fine - a catchy gallows-humorous take on Americana sound." - Decibel Magazine

"...an artist packed only with his trusty banjo and a set of pipes that croons of fear and despair in a romantically dark aura I can't stop listening to." - Metal Injection

"Bringing a crazy mash of Dark-Folk, blues, Bluegrass, Outlaw Country, campy and torch songs, Danny drips these styles down through a centrifuge with a moonshine back-of-the-throat-burn finish." - Ghost Cult Mag

A key figure in the U.S. 'murder folk' scene which also includes contemporaries such as The Devil Makes Three and The Dead South, the music of singer-songwriter AMIGO THE DEVIL is a unique blend of folk that also incorporates elements of Southern Gothic, Country and Bluegrass. Initially influenced by the likes of Tom WaitsNick Cave and Godspeed! You Black Emperor, the artist born as Danny Kiranos has a recognized sound that carries traces of artists such as Americana string band Old Crow Medicine Show and singer-songwriters William Elliott Whitmore and David Eugene Edwards of 16 Horsepower, allied with direct, often morbid lyrics shot through with a dark sense of humor.

Produced by Ross Robinson - renowned for his work with major league hard rock/metal acts such as Korn, Slipknot, At The Drive In and Glassjaw Everything Is Fine also features drummer Brad Wilk (Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave, Prophets of Rage) sitting in on the entire recording session. The album was recorded at Valentine Studios, a time capsule untouched since the 70's with all the original gear and atmosphere. Everything Is Fine was recorded, mixed and mastered to tape to capture an absolute and pure brutal honesty.

"Ross Robinson allowed me to become and guided me towards being the best vessel I could be to filter these stories through," says AMIGO THE DEVIL"We sat there and accepted what wanted to come through, what wanted to be heard. It was the first process of recording that ever made complete sense with absolutely no filter or veil to compensate for the sounds. It was absolute and pure brutal honesty, what I've been trying to achieve since the start of this thing. Brad Wilk added his pulse to it and it felt like together we had given life to these stories that otherwise are sounds and lyrics filling space. Everyone involved dove head first into a pool without water for this one and I'm unbelievably grateful to be in there with them."

Despite being armed with only his vocals and a banjo/acoustic guitar, AMIGO THE DEVIL's live show is worlds away from what people expect of a traditional folk show. Loaded with sing-alongs and an unsuspecting dose of humor to make otherwise grim topics accessible for fans of every genre, the songs remain deeply rooted in the tradition of story-telling that seems to be slipping away from the human condition.

AMIGO THE DEVIL is currently on a national tour with Harley Poe in support of the new record. With the majority of these shows sold-out or nearing capacity, this tour is shaping up to be one of the hottest tickets this fall and a must-see show! Check out tour dates here or see below.

AMIGO THE DEVIL Remaining Tour Dates:

North America:

10/19 - Dallas, TX @ Three Links

10/20 - Austin, TX @ Mohawk SOLD OUT

10/22 - Mesa, AZ @ The Nile Theater

10/23 - Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex

10/24 - San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick

10/25 - Tustin, CA @ Marty's on Newport

10/26 - San Francisco, CA @ Three Parkside SOLD OUT

10/27 - Los Osos, CA @ Sweet Springs Saloon

10/28 - Las Vegas, NV @ Beauty Bar

10/30 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater SOLD OUT

10/31 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater SOLD OUT

11/1 - Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room

11/2 - Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen

11/3 - Hamtramck, MI @ The Sanctuary

11/4 - Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop

11/5 - Toronto, ON @ Sneaky Pete's Concert Venue

11/7 - Millvale, PA @ The Funhouse at Mr. Small's SOLD OUT

11/8 - Rochester, NY @ Flour City Station

11/9 - Allston, MA @ Great Scott

11/10 - Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus

11/11 - Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie SOLD OUT

11/13 - Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery

11/14 - Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter

11/15 - Nashville, TN @ The High Watt

11/16 - Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight

11/17 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade - Purgatory

11/18 - Orlando, FL @ Soundbar SOLD OUT

Europe:

12/04 - Paris - La Boule Noire

12/05 - Amsterdam - Melkweg

12/07 - London - Borderline

12/08 - Nottingham - Bodega

12/09 - Newcastle - Think Tank

12/11 - Glasgow - Stereo

12/12 - Manchester - Deaf Institute

12/13 - Bristol - Thekla

12/14 - London - Oslo

AMIGO THE DEVIL Online:

www.facebook.com/amigothedevil

www.instagram.com/amigothedevil

Website: shopbenchmark.com/regime/

Music: http://youtu.be/9IiSLFHBb9Y

BLOOD OF THE SUN: Live Footage From Texas Heavy Rock Unit Featuring Henry Vasquez Of Saint Vitus Posted

Band To Release Blood's Thicker Than Love Full-Length In The US Via Listenable Records Next Month

  Blood's Thicker Than Love  is the forthcoming new full-length from Texas-based '70s-inspired hard rockers  BLOOD OF THE SUN , featuring drummer Henry Vasquez (Saint Vitus).  Drawing influences from the likes of Deep Purple, Mountain, Humble Pie, and Led Zeppelin,  BLOOD OF THE SUN  has been delivering ultra catchy hard rock over the course of four albums, churning out upbeat '70s radio hits with ease and conviction. The band's latest long player will see release in the US on November 2nd via Listenable Records.   In the meantime, sample some pro-shot live footage of the band from their recent European tour    HERE    and    HERE   .    And if you missed it, sample first single, "Keep The Lemmys Comin'" at    THIS LOCATION   .     Blood's Thicker Than Love  will be released on CD, LP, and digital formats. For US preorders go to    THIS LOCATION   . For EU orders go to    THIS LOCATION   .   Founded by Vasquez and keyboard player Dave Gryder,  BLOOD OF THE SUN  has been joined by a number of talented players over the years, including Derek St. Holmes from Ted Nugent's band.  BLOOD OF THE SUN  2018 however is stronger than ever before featuring vocalist Sean Vargas, who was recruited shortly after the release of their previous album  Burning On The Wings Of Desire. A natural fit thanks to his high register wail and just enough grit, Vargas is united by newest additions, guitarists Wyatt Burton and Alex Johnson. These three players have rounded out the lineup of the band's core, being Vasquez, Gryder, and bassist Roger "Kip" Yma on bass.  "We got in the jam room and everything just clicked," notes Vasquez of the  Blood's Thicker Than Love  writing process, "it was pretty smooth sailing after that, minus the Texas heat.  "We began tracking the album early July," he continues. "We recorded at The Lair in Arlington, Texas with our guitar player Alex Johnson handling the engineering. We took a straightforward approach. We just got in and laid down our tracks and tried to make a killer hard rock record our way. Alex did an excellent job, not to mention the usual superb mixing and mastering by Tony Reed (Mos Generator, Stone Axe)."  The debut track from  Blood's Thicker Than Love , "Keep The Lemmys Comin'," is a particular stand out. "'Keep The Lemmys Comin" was written right after [Motörhead's] Lemmy [Kilmister] passed. The lyrics just came right away. Everyone was talking about how Jack and Cokes were going to be called Lemmys and we thought that a was killer way to pay tribute to him. He's an absolute legend and a huge influence, especially on our guitar players Wyatt and Alex. Once they joined, they put their own spin on what was there and we came out with what we think is a great homage to the man, myth, and legend of Lemmy. The song is about living in the moment and going all out. There are times when its necessary to go off the deep end and this song is the soundtrack for a time like that. It's also a killer driving song!"    http://www.facebook.com/bloodofthesuntx   http://www.bloodofthesun.bandcamp.com/releases   http://www.listenable.net   http://www.facebook.com/listenablerecs   http://www.twitter.com/Listenable

Blood's Thicker Than Love is the forthcoming new full-length from Texas-based '70s-inspired hard rockers BLOOD OF THE SUN, featuring drummer Henry Vasquez (Saint Vitus).

Drawing influences from the likes of Deep Purple, Mountain, Humble Pie, and Led Zeppelin, BLOOD OF THE SUN has been delivering ultra catchy hard rock over the course of four albums, churning out upbeat '70s radio hits with ease and conviction. The band's latest long player will see release in the US on November 2nd via Listenable Records.

In the meantime, sample some pro-shot live footage of the band from their recent European tour HERE and HERE.

And if you missed it, sample first single, "Keep The Lemmys Comin'" at THIS LOCATION.

Blood's Thicker Than Love will be released on CD, LP, and digital formats. For US preorders go to THIS LOCATION. For EU orders go to THIS LOCATION.

Founded by Vasquez and keyboard player Dave Gryder, BLOOD OF THE SUN has been joined by a number of talented players over the years, including Derek St. Holmes from Ted Nugent's band. BLOOD OF THE SUN 2018 however is stronger than ever before featuring vocalist Sean Vargas, who was recruited shortly after the release of their previous album Burning On The Wings Of Desire.A natural fit thanks to his high register wail and just enough grit, Vargas is united by newest additions, guitarists Wyatt Burton and Alex Johnson. These three players have rounded out the lineup of the band's core, being Vasquez, Gryder, and bassist Roger "Kip" Yma on bass.

"We got in the jam room and everything just clicked," notes Vasquez of the Blood's Thicker Than Love writing process, "it was pretty smooth sailing after that, minus the Texas heat.

"We began tracking the album early July," he continues. "We recorded at The Lair in Arlington, Texas with our guitar player Alex Johnson handling the engineering. We took a straightforward approach. We just got in and laid down our tracks and tried to make a killer hard rock record our way. Alex did an excellent job, not to mention the usual superb mixing and mastering by Tony Reed (Mos Generator, Stone Axe)."

The debut track from Blood's Thicker Than Love, "Keep The Lemmys Comin'," is a particular stand out. "'Keep The Lemmys Comin" was written right after [Motörhead's] Lemmy [Kilmister] passed. The lyrics just came right away. Everyone was talking about how Jack and Cokes were going to be called Lemmys and we thought that a was killer way to pay tribute to him. He's an absolute legend and a huge influence, especially on our guitar players Wyatt and Alex. Once they joined, they put their own spin on what was there and we came out with what we think is a great homage to the man, myth, and legend of Lemmy. The song is about living in the moment and going all out. There are times when its necessary to go off the deep end and this song is the soundtrack for a time like that. It's also a killer driving song!"


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