Modern Metal Outfit SHATTERED SUN Reveals Music Video for Brand New Track "Shades of Melodie"

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GoFundMe Launched for Follow Up to Acclaimed Debut Full-Length, Hope Within Hatred Contribute Here

Texas melodic metal sextet  SHATTERED SUN  burst onto the scene in 2016 with the release of their debut full-length album,  Hope Within Hatred -  debuting at #1 on the CMJ Loud Rock charts, Top 20 on the iTunes Metal chart and Top 50 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. In the same year, the band scored a coveted spot on the biggest touring festival in rock and metal music history, the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. After completing tours with artists like  Testament, Exodus, Soilwork, Soulfly  and  Scar Symmetry  and additional performances at Welcome to Rockville Festival and New England Metal & Hardcore Festival, the band continued proving their potency in 2018 on the legendary Vans Warped Tour - cementing their status as one of the breakout success stories in rising metal at the time.  Then suddenly that year,  SHATTERED SUN  vocalist Marcos Leal received news about his greatest gift yet - he and his partner Michelle would welcome their first child, a daughter. This, in addition to other band members expanding their own families and experiencing significant life changes, lead to a brief hiatus for the group.  Now,  SHATTERED SUN  have returned with a refreshed line-up (including new members Sebastian Elizondo of  Darkness Divided  and Juan "PB" Hinojosa of  Shaping the Legacy  and formerly of  Upon a Burning Body ), new music and a matured sound, without sacrificing the roots of the melodic metal that put their name on the map. Today, the band is thrilled to reveal their first new music to impact in three years, a heavy-yet-heartfelt track entitled "Shades of Melodie", written for and dedicated to Marcos Leal's baby daughter, Melodie.  "Shades of Melodie" premiered this morning via Corpus Christi, TX commercial rock station C101, and right now, its coinciding music video - filmed and directed by Matthew Guajardo - can be viewed for the first time via  Outburn . Watch here:  https://outburn.com/interviews/shattered-sun-reinvented/   Vocalist Marcos Leal says about the song,  "This song is particularly special to me given it's about my daughter Melodie. It's safe to say that becoming a father changes a man - it becomes your every living and dying breath to be the guide and protector to your child. I know a lot of people can relate to the message of this song and I'm excited for you all to get a taste of the new era of    SHATTERED SUN   !"   Guitarist and backing vocalist Jessie Santos adds,  "After a short-lived hiatus, I'm pleased to show our devoted followers a reborn    SHATTERED SUN    with an album soon to be released and music video showcasing our first single. Heartfelt, heavy music awaits those who have stood by our side."   While   S HATTERED SUN  are in the midst of preparing for the release of their new, currently-untitled album, many aspects of recording and other requirements still need to be completed. As the band is currently working independently and without label assistance, they've turned to their dedicated fans to contribute to the finalization process with new album pre-orders and bundle purchases.  100% of these funds will go towards the completion and release of the album.   The pre-order and contribution campaign has been launched via GoFundMe, and can be found here:  https://www.gofundme.com/shatteredsun3   The GoFundMe campaign not only includes an instant download of "Shades of Melodie" upon contribution/pre-order, but also allows fans to hear the album in full a week before its pending release date. Many more one-of-a-kind perks - including limited edition t-shirts, autographed posters and even cameos in future music videos - are available and can be found at the link above. All contributors will have their names included in the new album booklet as an additional thank you, and the band plans to release a new song once they reach their goal!  The band says about the GoFundMe campaign:  "We are currently in the process of finishing our new album, as well as shopping for a new label home. We have decided not to wait - we're ready to share our new single with all of you and introduce you to a new era of    SHATTERED SUN   . As we've prepared to release this album independently, we have exhausted all our funds - personally covering all costs on the production of this album. We ask that our amazing fans consider pre-ordering our album via our new GoFundMe campaign, which will in turn help us finish the album and bring you new music with the remaining funds raised. We are nothing without our fans behind us! Thank you!   Catch  SHATTERED SUN  performing live at Corpus Christi, TX's House of Rock on July 12! The band is currently planning to hit the road this summer on tour - stay tuned for details!

Texas melodic metal sextet SHATTERED SUN burst onto the scene in 2016 with the release of their debut full-length album, Hope Within Hatred - debuting at #1 on the CMJ Loud Rock charts, Top 20 on the iTunes Metal chart and Top 50 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. In the same year, the band scored a coveted spot on the biggest touring festival in rock and metal music history, the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. After completing tours with artists like Testament, Exodus, Soilwork, Soulfly and Scar Symmetry and additional performances at Welcome to Rockville Festival and New England Metal & Hardcore Festival, the band continued proving their potency in 2018 on the legendary Vans Warped Tour - cementing their status as one of the breakout success stories in rising metal at the time.

Then suddenly that year, SHATTERED SUN vocalist Marcos Leal received news about his greatest gift yet - he and his partner Michelle would welcome their first child, a daughter. This, in addition to other band members expanding their own families and experiencing significant life changes, lead to a brief hiatus for the group.

Now, SHATTERED SUN have returned with a refreshed line-up (including new members Sebastian Elizondo of Darkness Divided and Juan "PB" Hinojosa of Shaping the Legacy and formerly of Upon a Burning Body), new music and a matured sound, without sacrificing the roots of the melodic metal that put their name on the map. Today, the band is thrilled to reveal their first new music to impact in three years, a heavy-yet-heartfelt track entitled "Shades of Melodie", written for and dedicated to Marcos Leal's baby daughter, Melodie.

"Shades of Melodie" premiered this morning via Corpus Christi, TX commercial rock station C101, and right now, its coinciding music video - filmed and directed by Matthew Guajardo - can be viewed for the first time via Outburn. Watch here: https://outburn.com/interviews/shattered-sun-reinvented/

Vocalist Marcos Leal says about the song, "This song is particularly special to me given it's about my daughter Melodie. It's safe to say that becoming a father changes a man - it becomes your every living and dying breath to be the guide and protector to your child. I know a lot of people can relate to the message of this song and I'm excited for you all to get a taste of the new era of SHATTERED SUN!"

Guitarist and backing vocalist Jessie Santos adds, "After a short-lived hiatus, I'm pleased to show our devoted followers a reborn SHATTERED SUN with an album soon to be released and music video showcasing our first single. Heartfelt, heavy music awaits those who have stood by our side."

While SHATTERED SUN are in the midst of preparing for the release of their new, currently-untitled album, many aspects of recording and other requirements still need to be completed. As the band is currently working independently and without label assistance, they've turned to their dedicated fans to contribute to the finalization process with new album pre-orders and bundle purchases. 100% of these funds will go towards the completion and release of the album.

The pre-order and contribution campaign has been launched via GoFundMe, and can be found here: https://www.gofundme.com/shatteredsun3

The GoFundMe campaign not only includes an instant download of "Shades of Melodie" upon contribution/pre-order, but also allows fans to hear the album in full a week before its pending release date. Many more one-of-a-kind perks - including limited edition t-shirts, autographed posters and even cameos in future music videos - are available and can be found at the link above. All contributors will have their names included in the new album booklet as an additional thank you, and the band plans to release a new song once they reach their goal!

The band says about the GoFundMe campaign: "We are currently in the process of finishing our new album, as well as shopping for a new label home. We have decided not to wait - we're ready to share our new single with all of you and introduce you to a new era of SHATTERED SUN. As we've prepared to release this album independently, we have exhausted all our funds - personally covering all costs on the production of this album. We ask that our amazing fans consider pre-ordering our album via our new GoFundMe campaign, which will in turn help us finish the album and bring you new music with the remaining funds raised. We are nothing without our fans behind us! Thank you!

Catch SHATTERED SUN performing live at Corpus Christi, TX's House of Rock on July 12! The band is currently planning to hit the road this summer on tour - stay tuned for details!

About SHATTERED SUN:    SHATTERED SUN  is a remarkable example of hard work and determination, coming a long way from their industrious origins.  SHATTERED SUN  echo the roots of Southern Texas, reflected on their debut album  Hope Within Hatred , available in-stores and online at  iTunes ,  Amazon Music , and wherever digital music is sold.   SHATTERED SUN is:   Marcos Leal -Vocals  Jessie Santos - Guitar and Vocals  Sebastian Elizondo - Guitar and Vocals  Joseph Guajardo - Bass  Henry Garza - Keys, Samples  Jaun Hinojosa - Drums   Follow SHATTERED SUN:    www.facebook.com/ShatteredSun /    https://twitter.com/Shatteredsun    https://instagram.com/shatteredsun  

About SHATTERED SUN:

SHATTERED SUN is a remarkable example of hard work and determination, coming a long way from their industrious origins. SHATTERED SUN echo the roots of Southern Texas, reflected on their debut album Hope Within Hatred, available in-stores and online at iTunesAmazon Music, and wherever digital music is sold.

SHATTERED SUN is:

Marcos Leal -Vocals

Jessie Santos - Guitar and Vocals

Sebastian Elizondo - Guitar and Vocals

Joseph Guajardo - Bass

Henry Garza - Keys, Samples

Jaun Hinojosa - Drums

Follow SHATTERED SUN:

www.facebook.com/ShatteredSun

https://twitter.com/Shatteredsun

https://instagram.com/shatteredsun 

HEAVY AS TEXAS, Featuring Members of Exhorder, Reveals Energetic Music Video for "King of Fools"

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New Self-Titled Album Out Now via Crunchy Western Records Available via iTunes & Official Site

HEAVY AS TEXAS Press Photo by Muttley Escobar   Southern metal project  HEAVY AS TEXAS -  featuring  Exhorder  members Marzi Montazeri (guitars) and Kyle Thomas (vocals) - released their debut self-titled album on April 19, 2019 via Crunchy Western Records! The album is available now via  iTunes  and the band's  official website .  As a follow up to the release of their "To Keep a Promise"  music video ,  HEAVY AS TEXAS have revealed another new music video today, this time for the track "King of Fools". The video was directed by Mark Borchardt. Watch the video here via  BraveWords :  http://bravewords.com/news/exclusive-heavy-as-texas-featuring-members-of-exhorder-premiere-king-of-fools-video   Vocalist Kyle Thomas says about the track itself:  "Although I always feel lyrical meaning is subjective, we all fear being taken advantage of and made to look like a fool. This song captures the insecurity of what it's like to be greatly valued or admired in public, but thieves and detractors have their way behind the scenes. Sometimes only his queen can make the king feel safe."   Director Mark Borchardt adds about the video:  "In 'King of Fools', we find the reigning despot accompanied by mirth and sensuality even though his march finds him in the complete wreckage of his metaphorical kingdom. His once powerful domain is now a crumbling shadow, his rule now over no one but his diminished acolytes. Truly, he is a King of Fools as he fades away from us to face the inevitable nothingness of his being."   Heavy metal fans may recognize guitarist Marzi Montazeri for his contributions to various projects featuring  Philip Anselmo  throughout the years, as well as his performances with the annual Randy Rhoads Remembered events at NAMM. Vocalist Kyle Thomas is also recognized for his time with  Alabama Thunderpussy .  For the new album,  HEAVY AS TEXAS  tapped renowned drummer Anup Sastry ( Marty Friedman ,  Jeff Loomis ,  Skyharbor ) and notable engineer and multi-instrumentalist Chris Collier ( Korn ,  Prong ,  Winds of Plague ) on bass. Currently, the Houston, TX-based band's line-up is rounded out by full time members Lenwood Sonnier on bass, and James Goetz on drums.  The new  HEAVY AS TEXAS  album was produced by Marzi Montazeri, with mix and mastering duties handled by Chris Collier.  Marzi Montazeri is endorsed by Washburn Guitars, Fortin Amplification, Seymour Duncan, Jim Dunlop Products, Spectraflex, Pigtronix, Eventide and Godlyke Inc.   HEAVY AS TEXAS online :  Website:  www.heavyastexas.com   Facebook:  www.facebook.com/heavyastexas   Instagram:  www.instagram.com/heavyastexas    Guitarist Marzi Montazeri online:    www.marzimontazeri.com    www.facebook.com/marziarmy    www.instagram.com/marziarmy    www.twitter.com/marziarmy    www.youtube.com/user/marziarmy     Crunchy Western Records online:   Website:  www.crunchywesternrecords.com   Facebook:  www.facebook.com/crunchywesternrecords   Instagram:  www.instagram.com/crunchywesternrecords

HEAVY AS TEXAS Press Photo by Muttley Escobar

Southern metal project HEAVY AS TEXAS - featuring Exhorder members Marzi Montazeri (guitars) and Kyle Thomas (vocals) - released their debut self-titled album on April 19, 2019 via Crunchy Western Records! The album is available now via iTunes and the band's official website.

As a follow up to the release of their "To Keep a Promise" music videoHEAVY AS TEXAShave revealed another new music video today, this time for the track "King of Fools". The video was directed by Mark Borchardt. Watch the video here via BraveWordshttp://bravewords.com/news/exclusive-heavy-as-texas-featuring-members-of-exhorder-premiere-king-of-fools-video

Vocalist Kyle Thomas says about the track itself: "Although I always feel lyrical meaning is subjective, we all fear being taken advantage of and made to look like a fool. This song captures the insecurity of what it's like to be greatly valued or admired in public, but thieves and detractors have their way behind the scenes. Sometimes only his queen can make the king feel safe."

Director Mark Borchardt adds about the video: "In 'King of Fools', we find the reigning despot accompanied by mirth and sensuality even though his march finds him in the complete wreckage of his metaphorical kingdom. His once powerful domain is now a crumbling shadow, his rule now over no one but his diminished acolytes. Truly, he is a King of Fools as he fades away from us to face the inevitable nothingness of his being."

Heavy metal fans may recognize guitarist Marzi Montazeri for his contributions to various projects featuring Philip Anselmo throughout the years, as well as his performances with the annual Randy Rhoads Remembered events at NAMM. Vocalist Kyle Thomas is also recognized for his time with Alabama Thunderpussy.

For the new album, HEAVY AS TEXAS tapped renowned drummer Anup Sastry (Marty FriedmanJeff LoomisSkyharbor) and notable engineer and multi-instrumentalist Chris Collier (KornProngWinds of Plague) on bass. Currently, the Houston, TX-based band's line-up is rounded out by full time members Lenwood Sonnier on bass, and James Goetz on drums.

The new HEAVY AS TEXAS album was produced by Marzi Montazeri, with mix and mastering duties handled by Chris Collier.

Marzi Montazeri is endorsed by Washburn Guitars, Fortin Amplification, Seymour Duncan, Jim Dunlop Products, Spectraflex, Pigtronix, Eventide and Godlyke Inc.

HEAVY AS TEXAS online:

Website: www.heavyastexas.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/heavyastexas

Instagram: www.instagram.com/heavyastexas

Guitarist Marzi Montazeri online:

www.marzimontazeri.com

www.facebook.com/marziarmy

www.instagram.com/marziarmy

www.twitter.com/marziarmy

www.youtube.com/user/marziarmy


Crunchy Western Records online:

Website: www.crunchywesternrecords.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/crunchywesternrecords

Instagram: www.instagram.com/crunchywesternrecords

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Psychedelic Metal Trio DRUIDS Stream Entire New Album, "Monument"

Listen Now via Consequence of Sound's Heavy Consequence

New Album, Monument, out this Friday, April 19, 2019

Pre-Order Now via Bandcamp | Vinyl Available via The Company KC

Monument  Album Art by Mark Facey   Des Moines, Iowa-based psychedelic/stoner metal trio  DRUIDS  will drop their new album,   Monument  , this Friday, April 19, 2019 via The Company KC. The album is available to pre-order now via  Bandcamp , with exclusive multi-colored vinyl also available via The Company KC here:  https://thecompanykc.bigcartel.com/   Today,  DRUIDS  are streaming   Monument   in its entirety a full two days early via  Consequence of Sound's Heavy Consequence ! Stream the album here:  https://consequenceofsound.net/2019/04/druids-monument-album-stream/   Vocalist/guitarist Luke Rauch says about the album,  "   Monument    is based on the idea of balance. I was mentally and physically a mess for such a long time that I felt it was normal. Once I found steady mental ground through yoga and practicing a positive mental attitude, I realized that pushing myself creatively became easier.    The last 5 years have served as a transitional period for us creatively and personally. I feel that the record is a reflection of our growth "   While online, check out the retro, sci-fi inspired video for the band's track "New Breath" - directed by Bo Becker of Transpiritus Video- here:  https://youtu.be/7ebq_9NgFr4   To experience the more experimental side of  DRUIDS , check out another new track, entitled "Mirrors of Trigon",  here  and a playthrough of the band's track "The Whip"  here .    Monument  track listing:   1) New Breath  2) Iron Healer  3) Mirrors of Trigon  4) The Whip  5) Shivast  Though   Monument   is an absolute classic metal-inspired riffscapade on its surface, there's much more lying beneath its sonic exterior. Amid the ebb and flow of atmosphere and groove-heavy passages, the album tells a story - inviting the listener on a journey through the afterlife. Each song on   Monument   depicts the experiences of mystical worlds that the story's protagonist encounters after death, and ultimately grows from. Some lessons are beautiful, and some brutal. Although they have departed from their world, they are still learning and growing as a spirit.    Monument   was produced by Brandon Darner, engineered and mixed by Micah Natera, and mastered by Doug Van Sloan.   DRUIDS  will hit the road briefly in April, and will continue back out in June for some dates with  Modern Life is War  and  Krimewatch , as well as more solo dates. See below for all confirmed tour dates:   DRUIDS Tour Dates:   4/19 Kansas City, MO @ Union Library  4/20 Des Moines, IA @ Wooly's  4/27 Lawrence, KS @ Replay Lounge  6/1 La Crosse, WI @ The Dive Bar  6/2 Bloomington, IL @ Nightshop  6/3 Detroit, MI @ PJ's  6/4 Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place  6/5 Pittsburgh, PA @ Howler's  6/6 Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bazaar (with  Modern Life is War  and  Krimewatch )  6/7 Asbury Park, NJ @ House of Independents (with  Modern Life is War  and  Krimewatch )  6/9 Allston, MA @ Great Scott (with  Modern Life is War  and  Krimewatch )  6/10 New London, CT @ 33 Golden Street  6/11 Philadelphia, PA @ Century Bar  6/12 Cleveland, OH @ Now That's Class  6/13 Louisville, KY @ Mag Bar  6/14 St. Louis, MO @ the Sinkhole  7/13 Des Moines, IA @ 80/35 Festival   DRUIDS  first laid their destructive groundwork over two releases -  Pray for Water  and  The Sound of Meditation  (released in 2009 and 2013, respectively) - continually looking to push their own personal boundaries, physically and sonically. With the release of 2016's  Cycles of Mobeum , the boys embarked on a full year of heavy touring all over the United States, giving audiences in unsuspecting cities a heavy, cathartic live show, awash with wailing guitar solos, rhythmic drumming and chunky, grooving bass-lines. They took to the studio in early 2017 to record their follow up,  Spirit Compass , with producer Brandon Darner ( David Keuning, Radio Moscow ) to shape what would be a smoldering follow-up.    DRUIDS is:   Luke Rauch: Vocals/Guitar  Keith Rich: Drums  Drew Rauch: Vocals/Bass   DRUIDS online:    www.facebook.com/druidsiowa    https://druidsiowa.bandcamp.com   IG: @druidsiowa   Press praise for 2017's  Spirit Compass :    "...massive tracks of psychedelic sludge that are comprised of mammoth riffs, transcendental soundscapes and expressive melodies."  -  Svbterranean    "...an onslaught of pummeling riffs which burst into moments of psychedelia..."­  -  Riff Relevant    "...One may be able to draw parallels to greats such as    Motörhead   ,    Black Sabbath   , and even    Mastodon    and many more. All the while,    DRUIDS    still throw in their own kind of groove on the way to their own greatness."  -  The Circle Pit

Monument Album Art by Mark Facey

Des Moines, Iowa-based psychedelic/stoner metal trio DRUIDS will drop their new album, Monument, this Friday, April 19, 2019 via The Company KC. The album is available to pre-order now via Bandcamp, with exclusive multi-colored vinyl also available via The Company KC here: https://thecompanykc.bigcartel.com/

Today, DRUIDS are streaming Monument in its entirety a full two days early via Consequence of Sound's Heavy Consequence! Stream the album here: https://consequenceofsound.net/2019/04/druids-monument-album-stream/

Vocalist/guitarist Luke Rauch says about the album, "Monument is based on the idea of balance. I was mentally and physically a mess for such a long time that I felt it was normal. Once I found steady mental ground through yoga and practicing a positive mental attitude, I realized that pushing myself creatively became easier.

The last 5 years have served as a transitional period for us creatively and personally. I feel that the record is a reflection of our growth "

While online, check out the retro, sci-fi inspired video for the band's track "New Breath" - directed by Bo Becker of Transpiritus Video- here: https://youtu.be/7ebq_9NgFr4

To experience the more experimental side of DRUIDS, check out another new track, entitled "Mirrors of Trigon", here and a playthrough of the band's track "The Whip" here.

Monument track listing:

1) New Breath

2) Iron Healer

3) Mirrors of Trigon

4) The Whip

5) Shivast

Though Monument is an absolute classic metal-inspired riffscapade on its surface, there's much more lying beneath its sonic exterior. Amid the ebb and flow of atmosphere and groove-heavy passages, the album tells a story - inviting the listener on a journey through the afterlife. Each song on Monument depicts the experiences of mystical worlds that the story's protagonist encounters after death, and ultimately grows from. Some lessons are beautiful, and some brutal. Although they have departed from their world, they are still learning and growing as a spirit.

Monument was produced by Brandon Darner, engineered and mixed by Micah Natera, and mastered by Doug Van Sloan.

DRUIDS will hit the road briefly in April, and will continue back out in June for some dates with Modern Life is War and Krimewatch, as well as more solo dates. See below for all confirmed tour dates:

DRUIDS Tour Dates:

4/19 Kansas City, MO @ Union Library

4/20 Des Moines, IA @ Wooly's

4/27 Lawrence, KS @ Replay Lounge

6/1 La Crosse, WI @ The Dive Bar

6/2 Bloomington, IL @ Nightshop

6/3 Detroit, MI @ PJ's

6/4 Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place

6/5 Pittsburgh, PA @ Howler's

6/6 Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bazaar (with Modern Life is War and Krimewatch)

6/7 Asbury Park, NJ @ House of Independents (with Modern Life is War and Krimewatch)

6/9 Allston, MA @ Great Scott (with Modern Life is War and Krimewatch)

6/10 New London, CT @ 33 Golden Street

6/11 Philadelphia, PA @ Century Bar

6/12 Cleveland, OH @ Now That's Class

6/13 Louisville, KY @ Mag Bar

6/14 St. Louis, MO @ the Sinkhole

7/13 Des Moines, IA @ 80/35 Festival

DRUIDS first laid their destructive groundwork over two releases - Pray for Water and The Sound of Meditation (released in 2009 and 2013, respectively) - continually looking to push their own personal boundaries, physically and sonically. With the release of 2016's Cycles of Mobeum, the boys embarked on a full year of heavy touring all over the United States, giving audiences in unsuspecting cities a heavy, cathartic live show, awash with wailing guitar solos, rhythmic drumming and chunky, grooving bass-lines. They took to the studio in early 2017 to record their follow up, Spirit Compass, with producer Brandon Darner (David Keuning, Radio Moscow) to shape what would be a smoldering follow-up.


DRUIDS is:

Luke Rauch: Vocals/Guitar

Keith Rich: Drums

Drew Rauch: Vocals/Bass

DRUIDS online:

www.facebook.com/druidsiowa

https://druidsiowa.bandcamp.com

IG: @druidsiowa

Press praise for 2017's Spirit Compass:

"...massive tracks of psychedelic sludge that are comprised of mammoth riffs, transcendental soundscapes and expressive melodies." Svbterranean

"...an onslaught of pummeling riffs which burst into moments of psychedelia..."­ Riff Relevant

"...One may be able to draw parallels to greats such as MotörheadBlack Sabbath, and even Mastodon and many more. All the while, DRUIDS still throw in their own kind of groove on the way to their own greatness." - The Circle Pit

DRUIDS Press Photo by Suzanne Corum-Rich

DRUIDS Press Photo by Suzanne Corum-Rich

Dark Folk/Post Rock Project SULDUSK Reveals Live Acoustic Performance Video for "Three Rivers"

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New Album, Lunar Falls, Out Today! | Order via Bandcamp

Order Collector's Edition Digipack-CD and LP Versions via Northern Silence Productions

Artwork by Aki Pitkänen, Narikka Photography   Hailing from Melbourne, Australia,  SULDUSK  - a new project led by other-worldly frontwoman Emily Highfield - have released their brand new debut full-length album, entitled  Lunar Falls  ,today!  SULDUSK  weaves acoustic tones of dark folk with elements of doom, atmospheric black metal and post rock.  In celebration of today's release,  SULDUSK  have revealed a special live acoustic performance video of their track "Three Rivers". Watch the video, filmed at Bakehouse Studio's DeVille Room in Melbourne, Australia, here:  https://youtu.be/ocopnTVk6tQ   Emily Highfield says,  "I am beyond happy to release my first album    Lunar Falls    today, and am deeply grateful for the support and feedback leading up to this day. To celebrate, please join my acoustic ensemble and myself on YouTube as we play a version of "Three Rivers" for you, recorded at the incredible DeVille rehearsal space at the Bakehouse Studios."   While on YouTube, check out  SULDUSK 's latest music video for the track"Aphasia" here:  https://youtu.be/0rF53CTmjDs   Order   Lunar Falls   now via  Bandcamp . In addition to the digital version,   Lunar Falls   is also available as a Collector's Edition Digipack-CD (first press, limited to 1000 copies) and LP (limited colored vinyl with poster) via the Northern Silence Productions  webshop  or  Bandcamp  page. The black/white half-and-half edition of the vinyl, which is limited to only 99 copies, is only available via the NSP webshop while stock lasts.    Lunar Falls  ' undercurrent theme is about living on the margins, and the intolerable suffering and sacrifice in the quest for identity. Nature provides much of the lyrical inspiration as the source of refuge and guidance throughout this quest.   Lunar Falls   is dedicated to the memory of late singer-songwriter Aleah Starbridge ( Trees of Eternity ).  With   Lunar Falls  , Emily Highfield explains that she wants to convey an escape to a soothing and real place. Her organic, earthly approach to music creates an immersive soundscape - a powerful panorama of shimmering guitars, haunting melodies and atmospheric density.   SULDUSK  first turned heads a few years ago after frontwoman and then-solo artist Emily Highfield uploaded some of her compositions to Soundcloud. When the melancholic black metal-infused acoustic track "Drogue" ended up reaching over 10,000 plays in less than a month, Highfield knew she was onto something great. This inspired Highfield to create the live and current incarnation of  SULDUSK  - a chamber metal ensemble which has since been embraced by audiences and underground musicians alike.    Lunar Falls   was engineered, mixed and produced by Mark Kelson, with additional engineering by Jesse Oberin. The album was mastered by Joseph Carra at Crystal Mastering.    Lunar Falls  track listing:   1. Eleos  2. Solus Ipse  3. The Elm  4. Aphasia  5. Three Rivers  6. Autumnal Resolve  7. Catacombs  8. Nazaré  9. Drogue  10. Sovran Shrines   SULDUSK is:   Emily Highfield: Vocals, Guitar  Mark Kelson: Guitar, Bass, Keys  Glenn James: Percussion  Marty O'Shea: Drums  Nicky Blackmore and Bryan Murphy: Additional Guitar  Francesca Mountford: Cello   SULDUSK online:    www.facebook.com/suldusk    www.instagram.com/suldusk    suldusk1.bandcamp.com    "Emily Highfield, the sole creator of    SULDUSK   , has succeeded in creating thoroughly entrancing musical experiences through seamless juxtapositions of contrasting musical styles. Even her vocals are representative of those contrasts - both caustic in their acidity and beautifully ethereal in their clarity."    - No Clean Singing    "Mysterious, hypnotic, compelling songwriting. Haunting and beautiful, very original - gentle, soothing, and then at times unexpectedly powerful when it conjures other-worldly dark screams from the collective sub-conscious - like Mother Nature venting her fury!"    - David Hirschfelder,  Internationally award-winning soundtrack composer   "Varyingly described as acoustic Black Metal, Blackgaze or Doom Folk,    SULDUSK    have a sound that is entirely their own and utterly captivating... While no comparison can truly capture the magic of    SULDUSK   , fans of Opeth's 'Damnation' album are likely to be impressed."    - Overdrive Magazine

Artwork by Aki Pitkänen, Narikka Photography

Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, SULDUSK - a new project led by other-worldly frontwoman Emily Highfield - have released their brand new debut full-length album, entitledLunar Falls,today! SULDUSK weaves acoustic tones of dark folk with elements of doom, atmospheric black metal and post rock.

In celebration of today's release, SULDUSK have revealed a special live acoustic performance video of their track "Three Rivers". Watch the video, filmed at Bakehouse Studio's DeVille Room in Melbourne, Australia, here: https://youtu.be/ocopnTVk6tQ

Emily Highfield says, "I am beyond happy to release my first album Lunar Falls today, and am deeply grateful for the support and feedback leading up to this day. To celebrate, please join my acoustic ensemble and myself on YouTube as we play a version of "Three Rivers" for you, recorded at the incredible DeVille rehearsal space at the Bakehouse Studios."

While on YouTube, check out SULDUSK's latest music video for the track"Aphasia" here: https://youtu.be/0rF53CTmjDs

Order Lunar Falls now via Bandcamp. In addition to the digital version, Lunar Falls is also available as a Collector's Edition Digipack-CD (first press, limited to 1000 copies) and LP (limited colored vinyl with poster) via the Northern Silence Productions webshop or Bandcamp page. The black/white half-and-half edition of the vinyl, which is limited to only 99 copies, is only available via the NSP webshop while stock lasts.

Lunar Falls' undercurrent theme is about living on the margins, and the intolerable suffering and sacrifice in the quest for identity. Nature provides much of the lyrical inspiration as the source of refuge and guidance throughout this quest. Lunar Falls is dedicated to the memory of late singer-songwriter Aleah Starbridge (Trees of Eternity).

With Lunar Falls, Emily Highfield explains that she wants to convey an escape to a soothing and real place. Her organic, earthly approach to music creates an immersive soundscape - a powerful panorama of shimmering guitars, haunting melodies and atmospheric density.

SULDUSK first turned heads a few years ago after frontwoman and then-solo artist Emily Highfield uploaded some of her compositions to Soundcloud. When the melancholic black metal-infused acoustic track "Drogue" ended up reaching over 10,000 plays in less than a month, Highfield knew she was onto something great. This inspired Highfield to create the live and current incarnation of SULDUSK - a chamber metal ensemble which has since been embraced by audiences and underground musicians alike.

Lunar Falls was engineered, mixed and produced by Mark Kelson, with additional engineering by Jesse Oberin. The album was mastered by Joseph Carra at Crystal Mastering.

Lunar Falls track listing:

1. Eleos

2. Solus Ipse

3. The Elm

4. Aphasia

5. Three Rivers

6. Autumnal Resolve

7. Catacombs

8. Nazaré

9. Drogue

10. Sovran Shrines

SULDUSK is:

Emily Highfield: Vocals, Guitar

Mark Kelson: Guitar, Bass, Keys

Glenn James: Percussion

Marty O'Shea: Drums

Nicky Blackmore and Bryan Murphy: Additional Guitar

Francesca Mountford: Cello

SULDUSK online:

www.facebook.com/suldusk

www.instagram.com/suldusk

suldusk1.bandcamp.com

"Emily Highfield, the sole creator of SULDUSK, has succeeded in creating thoroughly entrancing musical experiences through seamless juxtapositions of contrasting musical styles. Even her vocals are representative of those contrasts - both caustic in their acidity and beautifully ethereal in their clarity."

- No Clean Singing

"Mysterious, hypnotic, compelling songwriting. Haunting and beautiful, very original - gentle, soothing, and then at times unexpectedly powerful when it conjures other-worldly dark screams from the collective sub-conscious - like Mother Nature venting her fury!"

- David Hirschfelder, Internationally award-winning soundtrack composer

"Varyingly described as acoustic Black Metal, Blackgaze or Doom Folk, SULDUSK have a sound that is entirely their own and utterly captivating... While no comparison can truly capture the magic of SULDUSK, fans of Opeth's 'Damnation' album are likely to be impressed."

- Overdrive Magazine

Photo by Tanya Voltchanskaya

Photo by Tanya Voltchanskaya

Power Metal Giants GLORYHAMMER Release First Single and Official Video for "Gloryhammer"

Third Album, Legends From Beyond The Galactic Terrorvortex, Out May 31 via Napalm Records

                                                               [Photo Credit: Robert Zembrzycki]   Wielding steel that is true Since 1992 For the King of Dundee, my destiny Glory! Hammer!   Symphonic power metal purveyors  GLORYHAMMER  have released the first single and official music video cut from their highly-anticipated third studio album   Legends from Beyond the Galactic Terrorvortex   - out May 31, 2019 via Napalm Records. Pre-orders for   Legends from Beyond the Galactic Terrorvortex   are now available  HERE .   On their 2013 debut album,   Tales from the Kingdom of Fife  ,  GLORYHAMMER 's story began with the tale of an alternate-history medieval Scotland - a realm of dragons, wizards, magic and dark sorcery. The story tells the legend of the glorious hero Angus McFife XIII, who wages a long war against the evil sorcerer Zargothrax, in order to free the people of Dundee!  In this latest installment of the  GLORYHAMMER  story, the galaxy waits in fear for the return of Angus McFife XIII, who fought the greatest battle the galaxy has ever heard of, against Zargothrax. All hope of the Kingdom of Fife lies in the strong arms and the infinite wisdom of their young prince.  For   Legends from Beyond the Galactic Terrorvortex  , the five heroes around Angus McFife XIII created the galactic hymn, "Gloryhammer" , which tells the story about their own journey through time and space, the greatest battles of all times and neverending glory.   Listen to the new single    HERE   !   Christopher Bowes says about the track  "Gloryhammer" :  "Mighty warriors of the galaxy! Are you ready to raise up your laser powered goblin smasher to defeat the forces of Zargothrax? Then it's time to watch the video for our new single... simply called    "Gloryhammer"   ! In this song, Angus McFife has arrived into a terrible alternate universe ruled by the evil wizard Zargothrax... and to make matters worse, his legendary Hammer of Glory is powerless! His only hope is to fly into space and recharge the hammer with the power of astral fire... if his quest fails, then the forces of evil led by the deathknight Ser Proletius will rain down nuclear fire upon the brave resistance fighters of the Kingdom of Fife. The tragic fate of the Kingdom of Fife hangs in the balance once more..."    It is my destiny To rule the Galaxy I am the one The chosen son Glory! Hammer!    GLORYHAMMER 's new album   Legends from Beyond the Galactic Terrorvortex   will tell us the whole story of the most gigantic battle of all time. Until then, we expect to receive more parts of what will end as the best power metal album the galaxy has ever seen. Keep your eyes and ears open!   Zargothrax on the new album:   "Oh wow! I know a lot of people have been waiting on this album for what seems like centuries. For the last three years we've been working non-stop on it in absolute secrecy, and now it is finally complete! We can't wait for y'all to hear it...this is the greatest power metal album of all time. HOOTS!"   In conjunction with the release of   Legends from Beyond the Galactic Terrorvortex  ,  GLORYHAMMER  will head out on a North American headline tour in late spring, featuring support from Aether Realm! The tour will kick off in Brooklyn, NY at the Knitting Factory on June 4, and will stop in several major cities, coming to an end on June 18 in Austin, TX at Come and Take it Live! See below for all confirmed tour dates.

  [Photo Credit: Robert Zembrzycki]

Wielding steel that is true
Since 1992
For the King of Dundee, my destiny
Glory! Hammer!

Symphonic power metal purveyors GLORYHAMMER have released the first single and official music video cut from their highly-anticipated third studio album Legends from Beyond the Galactic Terrorvortex - out May 31, 2019 via Napalm Records. Pre-orders for Legends from Beyond the Galactic Terrorvortex are now available HERE.


On their 2013 debut album, Tales from the Kingdom of FifeGLORYHAMMER's story began with the tale of an alternate-history medieval Scotland - a realm of dragons, wizards, magic and dark sorcery. The story tells the legend of the glorious hero Angus McFife XIII, who wages a long war against the evil sorcerer Zargothrax, in order to free the people of Dundee!

In this latest installment of the GLORYHAMMER story, the galaxy waits in fear for the return of Angus McFife XIII, who fought the greatest battle the galaxy has ever heard of, against Zargothrax. All hope of the Kingdom of Fife lies in the strong arms and the infinite wisdom of their young prince.

For Legends from Beyond the Galactic Terrorvortex, the five heroes around Angus McFife XIII created the galactic hymn,"Gloryhammer", which tells the story about their own journey through time and space, the greatest battles of all times and neverending glory.

Listen to the new single HERE!

Christopher Bowes says about the track "Gloryhammer""Mighty warriors of the galaxy! Are you ready to raise up your laser powered goblin smasher to defeat the forces of Zargothrax? Then it's time to watch the video for our new single... simply called "Gloryhammer"! In this song, Angus McFife has arrived into a terrible alternate universe ruled by the evil wizard Zargothrax... and to make matters worse, his legendary Hammer of Glory is powerless! His only hope is to fly into space and recharge the hammer with the power of astral fire... if his quest fails, then the forces of evil led by the deathknight Ser Proletius will rain down nuclear fire upon the brave resistance fighters of the Kingdom of Fife. The tragic fate of the Kingdom of Fife hangs in the balance once more..."

It is my destiny
To rule the Galaxy
I am the one
The chosen son
Glory! Hammer!

GLORYHAMMER's new album Legends from Beyond the Galactic Terrorvortex will tell us the whole story of the most gigantic battle of all time. Until then, we expect to receive more parts of what will end as the best power metal album the galaxy has ever seen. Keep your eyes and ears open!

Zargothrax on the new album: "Oh wow! I know a lot of people have been waiting on this album for what seems like centuries. For the last three years we've been working non-stop on it in absolute secrecy, and now it is finally complete! We can't wait for y'all to hear it...this is the greatest power metal album of all time. HOOTS!"

In conjunction with the release of Legends from Beyond the Galactic TerrorvortexGLORYHAMMER will head out on a North American headline tour in late spring, featuring support from Aether Realm! The tour will kick off in Brooklyn, NY at the Knitting Factory on June 4, and will stop in several major cities, coming to an end on June 18 in Austin, TX at Come and Take it Live! See below for all confirmed tour dates.

GLORYHAMMER  were founded by Alestorm frontman Christopher Bowes in 2009, who spent the next years gathering an international line-up that suited his idea to create a band based conceptually on the fantasy genre and musically fitting generally into the power metal mould. Both aims were achieved stunningly and their debut album,   Tales from the Kingdom of Fife   released by Napalm Records in 2013 immediately garnered the band high critical acclaim from critics and fans alike.  GLORYHAMMER  were able to top this success with their second full-length   Space 1992: Rise of the Chaos Wizards   (2015) and have continued to tour in front of ever growing audiences, performed at all major metal festivals, and have by now been nominated twice by German Metal Hammer as best band in the category "Up & Coming" at the Metal Hammer Awards.   GLORYHAMMER are:  Angus McFife XIII, Crown Prince of Fife - Vocals Ser Proletius, Grand Master of the Deathknights of Crail - Guitars The Hootsman, Astral Demigod of Unst - Bass Zargothrax, Dark Emperor of Dundee - Keyboards Ralathor, the Mysterious Submarine Commander of Cowdenbeath - Drums   All info on:   Facebook   Instagram   Homepage

GLORYHAMMER were founded by Alestorm frontman Christopher Bowes in 2009, who spent the next years gathering an international line-up that suited his idea to create a band based conceptually on the fantasy genre and musically fitting generally into the power metal mould. Both aims were achieved stunningly and their debut album, Tales from the Kingdom of Fife released by Napalm Records in 2013 immediately garnered the band high critical acclaim from critics and fans alike. GLORYHAMMER were able to top this success with their second full-length Space 1992: Rise of the Chaos Wizards (2015) and have continued to tour in front of ever growing audiences, performed at all major metal festivals, and have by now been nominated twice by German Metal Hammer as best band in the category "Up & Coming" at the Metal Hammer Awards.

GLORYHAMMER are:
Angus McFife XIII, Crown Prince of Fife - Vocals
Ser Proletius, Grand Master of the Deathknights of Crail - Guitars
The Hootsman, Astral Demigod of Unst - Bass
Zargothrax, Dark Emperor of Dundee - Keyboards
Ralathor, the Mysterious Submarine Commander of Cowdenbeath - Drums

All info on:
Facebook
Instagram
Homepage

Psychedelic Metal Trio DRUIDS Reveal Retro Sci-Fi Inspired Music Video for "New Breath"

Watch Now via Kerrang

New Album, Monument, out April 19, 2019

Pre-Order Now via Bandcamp | Vinyl Available via The Company KC

Monument  Album Art by Mark Facey   Des Moines, Iowa-based psychedelic/stoner metal trio  DRUIDS  recently announced that their new album,   Monument  , is scheduled for release on April 19, 2019 via The Company KC. The album is available to pre-order now via  Bandcamp , with exclusive multi-colored vinyl also available via The Company KC here:  https://thecompanykc.bigcartel.com/   Today,  DRUIDS  have revealed the first official music video from   Monument   for the track "New Breath". The retro, sci-fi inspired video was directed by Bo Becker of Transpiritus Video and can be viewed now via  Kerrang :  https://www.kerrang.com/the-news/exclusive-druidss-new-video-is-madcap-journey-into-the-vintage-cosmos/   Guitarist/vocalist Luke Rauch tells  Kerrang  about the video:  "I came up with the idea for the video while listening to an early mix of the song on a walk. It came to me as an over the top, gory, sketch-comedy bit and evolved into what is now with the help of Bo at Transpiritus. I feel like the video captures the goofy side of our band while sticking with the adventurous/psychedelic vibe of the song."   He adds about the track,  "New Breath is about keeping balance when everything is speeding past you. The three of us keep very busy at home with our home life, jobs and other projects. Finding a balance can be tricky but it's essential."     Monument   will prove to be the band's most confident and explorative effort to date! To experience the more experimental side of  DRUIDS , check out another new track, entitled "Mirrors of Trigon",  here  and a playthrough of the band's track "The Whip"  here .  Though   Monument   is an absolute classic metal-inspired riffscapade on its surface, there's much more lying beneath its sonic exterior. Amid the ebb and flow of atmosphere and groove-heavy passages, the album tells a story - inviting the listener on a journey through the afterlife. Each song on   Monument   depicts the experiences of mystical worlds that the story's protagonist encounters after death, and ultimately grows from. Some lessons are beautiful, and some brutal. Although they have departed from their world, they are still learning and growing as a spirit.  Luke Rauch adds,  "There are personal experiences in the lyrics, as even now, I feel the band and myself growing in the way the character does."     Monument  track listing:   1) New Breath  2) Iron Healer  3) Mirrors of Trigon  4) The Whip  5) Shivast    Monument   was produced by Brandon Darner, engineered and mixed by Micah Natera, and mastered by Doug Van Sloan.   DRUIDS  will hit the road in April! See below for all confirmed tour dates:   Remaining DRUIDS Tour Dates:   4/19 Kansas City, MO @ Union Library  4/20 Des Moines, IA @ Wooly's  4/27 Lawrence, KS @ Replay Lounge   DRUIDS  first laid their destructive groundwork over two releases -  Pray for Water  and  The Sound of Meditation  (released in 2009 and 2013, respectively) - continually looking to push their own personal boundaries, physically and sonically. With the release of 2016's  Cycles of Mobeum , the boys embarked on a full year of heavy touring all over the United States, giving audiences in unsuspecting cities a heavy, cathartic live show, awash with wailing guitar solos, rhythmic drumming and chunky, grooving bass-lines. They took to the studio in early 2017 to record their follow up,  Spirit Compass , with producer Brandon Darner ( David Keuning, Radio Moscow ) to shape what would be a smoldering follow-up.   DRUIDS is:   Luke Rauch: Vocals/Guitar  Keith Rich: Drums  Drew Rauch: Vocals/Bass   DRUIDS online:    www.facebook.com/druidsiowa    https://druidsiowa.bandcamp.com   IG: @druidsiowa   Press praise for 2017's  Spirit Compass :    "...massive tracks of psychedelic sludge that are comprised of mammoth riffs, transcendental soundscapes and expressive melodies."  -  Svbterranean    "...an onslaught of pummeling riffs which burst into moments of psychedelia..."­  -  Riff Relevant    "...One may be able to draw parallels to greats such as    Motörhead   ,    Black Sabbath   , and even    Mastodon    and many more. All the while,    DRUIDS    still throw in their own kind of groove on the way to their own greatness."  -  The Circle Pit

Monument Album Art by Mark Facey

Des Moines, Iowa-based psychedelic/stoner metal trio DRUIDS recently announced that their new album, Monument, is scheduled for release on April 19, 2019 via The Company KC. The album is available to pre-order now via Bandcamp, with exclusive multi-colored vinyl also available via The Company KC here: https://thecompanykc.bigcartel.com/

Today, DRUIDS have revealed the first official music video from Monument for the track "New Breath". The retro, sci-fi inspired video was directed by Bo Becker of Transpiritus Video and can be viewed now via Kerranghttps://www.kerrang.com/the-news/exclusive-druidss-new-video-is-madcap-journey-into-the-vintage-cosmos/

Guitarist/vocalist Luke Rauch tells Kerrang about the video: "I came up with the idea for the video while listening to an early mix of the song on a walk. It came to me as an over the top, gory, sketch-comedy bit and evolved into what is now with the help of Bo at Transpiritus. I feel like the video captures the goofy side of our band while sticking with the adventurous/psychedelic vibe of the song."

He adds about the track, "New Breath is about keeping balance when everything is speeding past you. The three of us keep very busy at home with our home life, jobs and other projects. Finding a balance can be tricky but it's essential."

Monument will prove to be the band's most confident and explorative effort to date! To experience the more experimental side of DRUIDS, check out another new track, entitled "Mirrors of Trigon", here and a playthrough of the band's track "The Whip" here.

Though Monument is an absolute classic metal-inspired riffscapade on its surface, there's much more lying beneath its sonic exterior. Amid the ebb and flow of atmosphere and groove-heavy passages, the album tells a story - inviting the listener on a journey through the afterlife. Each song on Monument depicts the experiences of mystical worlds that the story's protagonist encounters after death, and ultimately grows from. Some lessons are beautiful, and some brutal. Although they have departed from their world, they are still learning and growing as a spirit.

Luke Rauch adds, "There are personal experiences in the lyrics, as even now, I feel the band and myself growing in the way the character does."

Monument track listing:

1) New Breath

2) Iron Healer

3) Mirrors of Trigon

4) The Whip

5) Shivast

Monument was produced by Brandon Darner, engineered and mixed by Micah Natera, and mastered by Doug Van Sloan.

DRUIDS will hit the road in April! See below for all confirmed tour dates:

Remaining DRUIDS Tour Dates:

4/19 Kansas City, MO @ Union Library

4/20 Des Moines, IA @ Wooly's

4/27 Lawrence, KS @ Replay Lounge

DRUIDS first laid their destructive groundwork over two releases - Pray for Water and The Sound of Meditation (released in 2009 and 2013, respectively) - continually looking to push their own personal boundaries, physically and sonically. With the release of 2016's Cycles of Mobeum, the boys embarked on a full year of heavy touring all over the United States, giving audiences in unsuspecting cities a heavy, cathartic live show, awash with wailing guitar solos, rhythmic drumming and chunky, grooving bass-lines. They took to the studio in early 2017 to record their follow up, Spirit Compass, with producer Brandon Darner (David Keuning, Radio Moscow) to shape what would be a smoldering follow-up.

DRUIDS is:

Luke Rauch: Vocals/Guitar

Keith Rich: Drums

Drew Rauch: Vocals/Bass

DRUIDS online:

www.facebook.com/druidsiowa

https://druidsiowa.bandcamp.com

IG: @druidsiowa

Press praise for 2017's Spirit Compass:

"...massive tracks of psychedelic sludge that are comprised of mammoth riffs, transcendental soundscapes and expressive melodies." Svbterranean

"...an onslaught of pummeling riffs which burst into moments of psychedelia..."­ Riff Relevant

"...One may be able to draw parallels to greats such as MotörheadBlack Sabbath, and even Mastodon and many more. All the while, DRUIDS still throw in their own kind of groove on the way to their own greatness." - The Circle Pit

DRUIDS Press Photo by Suzanne Corum-Rich

DRUIDS Press Photo by Suzanne Corum-Rich

Eyellusion Presents the DIO RETURNS U.S. Tour 2019, Featuring the DIO Band and Special Guest Vocalists

Featuring the Ronnie James Dio Hologram Performing Live + Tim "Ripper" Owens and Oni Logan as Guest Vocalists Celebrate the Music and Legacy of Ronnie James Dio!

Tickets On Sale this Friday, April 12 at 10:00 AM Local Time via All Venues

The most buzzed-about tour in the heavy metal world - the  DIO RETURNS  Tour featuring the  Ronnie James Dio  hologram - is finally coming to the United States this spring and summer! The  DIO RETURNS  U.S. Tour will feature a line-up of  DIO  bandmembers of 17 years performing aside the stunning  Ronnie James Dio  hologram.  The official band line-up will feature Craig Goldy on guitar, Simon Wright on drums, Scott Warren on keyboards, and newer  DIO  family member Bjorn Englen on bass. The show will also feature renowned metal vocalists Tim 'Ripper' Owens ( Judas Priest/Yngwie Malmsteen ) and Oni Logan ( Lynch Mob ).  This 90-minute celebration of  Ronnie James Dio  will include all of the great fan favorites - such as "Holy Diver", "King of Rock N' Roll" and "We Rock" - taking fans on a  DIO  journey from  Rainbow  to  Black Sabbath,  to his own  DIO  material - with the legend himself!  The  DIO RETURNS  Tour will begin May 31, 2019 in Ft. Myers, FL and visit a month's-worth of cities, with more dates set to be announced.  Tickets for all confirmed tour dates go on sale this Friday, April 12 at 10:00 AM local time via all major ticketing outlets. For more information, please visit  www.ronniejamesdio.com/tour.html .  Simon Wright says,  "Looking forward to hitting the road with this incredible piece of technology and celebrating Ronnie and his timeless music again with his friends and fans."    DIO RETURNS 2019 U.S. Tour Dates:   May 31 - Ft. Myers, FL @ Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall  June 1 - Orlando, FL @ The Plaza Live  June 2 - St. Petersburg, FL @ Palladium Theatre  June 3 - Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl at Center Stage  June 6 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium  June 7 - Glenside, PA @ Keswick Theatre  June 8 - Asbury Park, NJ @ Paramount Theatre  June 9 - Huntington, NY @ The Paramount  June 11 - Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore  June 12 - Grand Rapids, MI @ 20 Monroe Live  June 14 - St. Charles, IL @ The Arcada Theatre  June 15 - St. Paul, MN @ Myth  June 16 - Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theater  June 19 - Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater  June 20 - Oklahoma City, OK @ The Criterion  June 21 - Dallas, TX @ Bomb Factory  June 28 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern  June 29 - Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl   + More TBA!   In August 2016, Eyellusion surprised fans when it debuted the  Ronnie James Dio  hologram at the Wacken Open Air heavy metal festival in Germany. The hologram was also tapped to open the 2017 Pollstar Awards, wowing bookers and promoters in attendance and creating excitement for the forthcoming tour. Most recently in December 2017, thousands of fans in Germany, Poland, Spain, Romania, the UK, Netherlands, and Belgium experienced  DIO  like never before via the  DIO RETURNS  tour.  For the past year, the presenting team at Eyellusion have been perfecting the production and unbelievable visual effects behind the amazing new  Ronnie James Dio  hologram. Watch a new trailer of the hologram in action here:  https://youtu.be/S94odyYYdKs   Jeff Pezzuti, CEO of Eyellusion says,  "   Ronnie James Dio    was not only known for his amazing vocals, but also his incredible stage shows and performances. This show is a must see for all fans of Ronnie, new and old. The new stage production we have created plus the brand new    Ronnie James Dio    hologram have to be seen to be believed. This is a first of its kind metal show! We are celebrating Ronnie, with his live vocals, with his band he toured with for the last 17 years, and with a show that his fans will love! It's an over the top metal experience that will have the fans raising their horns throughout the show! We are excited for everyone to see what we have in store for the U.S. beginning on May 31 and the world to follow!"   For more information on the  DIO RETURNS  U.S. Tour 2019, please vist  www.ronniejamesdio.com , or the social media sites below.  Facebook:  www.facebook.com/officialronniejamesdio   Twitter:  www.twitter.com/officialrjdio     Instagram:  www.instagram.com/_ronniejamesdio   For more information, visit  www.eyellusionlive.com  and follow the company @eyellusionlive on Twitter and Instagram.   About Eyellusion:   Eyellusion is live music's premier hologram entertainment company. It provides end-to-end hologram production services, from live streaming to full digital recreation. As music industry business models evolve, Eyellusion is working with a fast-growing roster of artists to open up new revenue streams, expand touring capabilities and meet fan demand. The Eyellusion team brings decades of global music industry and live touring experience, combining deep expertise with cutting-edge production and hologram display capabilities. Eyellusion is based in Los Angeles with offices in New York.

The most buzzed-about tour in the heavy metal world - the DIO RETURNS Tour featuring the Ronnie James Dio hologram - is finally coming to the United States this spring and summer! The DIO RETURNS U.S. Tour will feature a line-up of DIO bandmembers of 17 years performing aside the stunning Ronnie James Dio hologram.

The official band line-up will feature Craig Goldy on guitar, Simon Wright on drums, Scott Warren on keyboards, and newer DIO family member Bjorn Englen on bass. The show will also feature renowned metal vocalists Tim 'Ripper' Owens (Judas Priest/Yngwie Malmsteen) and Oni Logan (Lynch Mob).

This 90-minute celebration of Ronnie James Dio will include all of the great fan favorites - such as "Holy Diver", "King of Rock N' Roll" and "We Rock" - taking fans on a DIO journey from Rainbow to Black Sabbath, to his own DIO material - with the legend himself!

The DIO RETURNS Tour will begin May 31, 2019 in Ft. Myers, FL and visit a month's-worth of cities, with more dates set to be announced.

Tickets for all confirmed tour dates go on sale this Friday, April 12 at 10:00 AM local time via all major ticketing outlets. For more information, please visit www.ronniejamesdio.com/tour.html.

Simon Wright says, "Looking forward to hitting the road with this incredible piece of technology and celebrating Ronnie and his timeless music again with his friends and fans."

DIO RETURNS 2019 U.S. Tour Dates:

May 31 - Ft. Myers, FL @ Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall

June 1 - Orlando, FL @ The Plaza Live

June 2 - St. Petersburg, FL @ Palladium Theatre

June 3 - Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl at Center Stage

June 6 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium

June 7 - Glenside, PA @ Keswick Theatre

June 8 - Asbury Park, NJ @ Paramount Theatre

June 9 - Huntington, NY @ The Paramount

June 11 - Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore

June 12 - Grand Rapids, MI @ 20 Monroe Live

June 14 - St. Charles, IL @ The Arcada Theatre

June 15 - St. Paul, MN @ Myth

June 16 - Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theater

June 19 - Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater

June 20 - Oklahoma City, OK @ The Criterion

June 21 - Dallas, TX @ Bomb Factory

June 28 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern

June 29 - Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl

+ More TBA!

In August 2016, Eyellusion surprised fans when it debuted the Ronnie James Dio hologram at the Wacken Open Air heavy metal festival in Germany. The hologram was also tapped to open the 2017 Pollstar Awards, wowing bookers and promoters in attendance and creating excitement for the forthcoming tour. Most recently in December 2017, thousands of fans in Germany, Poland, Spain, Romania, the UK, Netherlands, and Belgium experienced DIO like never before via the DIO RETURNS tour.

For the past year, the presenting team at Eyellusion have been perfecting the production and unbelievable visual effects behind the amazing new Ronnie James Dio hologram. Watch a new trailer of the hologram in action here: https://youtu.be/S94odyYYdKs

Jeff Pezzuti, CEO of Eyellusion says, "Ronnie James Dio was not only known for his amazing vocals, but also his incredible stage shows and performances. This show is a must see for all fans of Ronnie, new and old. The new stage production we have created plus the brand new Ronnie James Dio hologram have to be seen to be believed. This is a first of its kind metal show! We are celebrating Ronnie, with his live vocals, with his band he toured with for the last 17 years, and with a show that his fans will love! It's an over the top metal experience that will have the fans raising their horns throughout the show! We are excited for everyone to see what we have in store for the U.S. beginning on May 31 and the world to follow!"

For more information on the DIO RETURNS U.S. Tour 2019, please vist www.ronniejamesdio.com, or the social media sites below.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/officialronniejamesdio

Twitter: www.twitter.com/officialrjdio  

Instagram: www.instagram.com/_ronniejamesdio

For more information, visit www.eyellusionlive.com and follow the company @eyellusionlive on Twitter and Instagram.

About Eyellusion:

Eyellusion is live music's premier hologram entertainment company. It provides end-to-end hologram production services, from live streaming to full digital recreation. As music industry business models evolve, Eyellusion is working with a fast-growing roster of artists to open up new revenue streams, expand touring capabilities and meet fan demand. The Eyellusion team brings decades of global music industry and live touring experience, combining deep expertise with cutting-edge production and hologram display capabilities. Eyellusion is based in Los Angeles with offices in New York.

JOHN 5 AND THE CREATURES Reveal Exclusive Tour Footage Music Video for New Track "Midnight Mass"

Watch Video + Stream/Download Here

Catch JOHN 5 AND THE CREATURES on Tour Now in North America:

Hollywood, CA Date to Feature Special Guests Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour), Shavo Odadjian (System of a Down), Fred Coury (composer, Cinderella) and Michael Anthony (Chickenfoot, ex-Van Halen)

New Full-Length Album, Invasion, Coming Summer 2019

It's the first of the month, which means in addition to your bills being due, it's time for a new  JOHN 5  video!  JOHN 5 and   The Creatures  - comprised of world-renowned guitarist  JOHN 5 , bassist Ian Ross and drummer Logan Miles Nix - have released yet another visually-stunning music video in support of their forthcoming full-length album,   Invasion  .  The new video, this time for the track "Midnight Mass", features exclusive behind-the-scenes tour clips and live performance footage(featuring a few exciting cameos here and there) from the current  JOHN 5 and   The Creatures    Invasion   headline tour. The video was directed by Chris Huber, and the single cover art (above) was created by Brett Boggs.   Watch the "Midnight Mass" video and download/stream the track here:    http://smarturl.it/MidnightMassJ5     JOHN 5  says about the video:  "This is what it's like to be on the road with The Creatures - fast, crazy, fun and scary - all those good things. We hope you enjoy the video!"   Just like 2017's  Season of the Witch ,   Invasion   - produced and mixed by Barry Pointer and scheduled for release during the summer of 2019 - will be released via a series of music videos. While online, check out more new music videos/tracks by  JOHN 5 and   The Creatures , cut from   Invasion  .  "Zoinks!" music video/download/stream:  http://smarturl.it/zoinksJ5Creatures   "Crank It - Living With Ghosts" music video/download/stream:  http://smarturl.it/crankitj5   "I Am John 5" music video/download/stream:  http://smarturl.it/iamjohn5    JOHN 5 and   The Creatures  are on the road now on their North American   Invasion   tour! Special guests have included the likes of the mighty Alice Cooper in Mesa, AZ, and the Hollywood, CA show is scheduled to feature special guests Corey Taylor ( Slipknot ,  Stone Sour ), Shavo Odadjian ( System of a Down ), Fred Coury (composer,  Cinderella)  and Michael Anthony ( Chickenfoot , ex- Van Halen ).  The entire tour features support from blues-rock guitarist  Jared James Nichols  and rock outfit  Dead Girls Academy . Tickets and VIP packages are available now via  www.john-5.com/store .   Remaining JOHN 5 and The Creatures  Invasion  tour dates:   4/2 - Seattle, WA @ Crocodile Cafe  4/3 - Portland, OR @ Star Theater  4/4 - Redding, CA @ The Dip  4/5 - Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver  4/6 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Whisky - w/ Corey Taylor, Shavo Odadjian, Fred Couryand Michael Anthony  4/7 - Anaheim, CA @ The Parish @ Huose of Blues  4/11 - Las Vegas, NV @ Count's Vamp'd  4/14 - San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick      About JOHN 5:    JOHN 5  has worked with a varied range of artists, performing as guitarist for some of the biggest headlining rock bands in the world such as  Rob Zombie  and  Marilyn Manson , as well as playing session with  Paul Stanley ,  Rod Stewart ,  Lynyrd Skynyrd  and more.  Slash has called  JOHN 5 ,  "one of the most mind-blowing guitarists around"  and  Rob Zombie  has dubbed him  "a fucking shredder" .  JOHN 5  has released seven solo albums to date, as well as a remix album, and has written music for the likes of  Avril Lavigne ,  Garbage ,  Ricky Martin and others.   JOHN 5 and The Creatures is:    JOHN 5  - guitars  Ian Ross - bass  Logan Miles Nix - drums      JOHN 5 online:    www.john-5.com    www.facebook.com/John5official    www.twitter.com/john5guitarist    www.instagram.com/john5official

It's the first of the month, which means in addition to your bills being due, it's time for a new JOHN 5 video! JOHN 5 and The Creatures - comprised of world-renowned guitarist JOHN 5, bassist Ian Ross and drummer Logan Miles Nix - have released yet another visually-stunning music video in support of their forthcoming full-length album, Invasion.

The new video, this time for the track "Midnight Mass", features exclusive behind-the-scenes tour clips and live performance footage(featuring a few exciting cameos here and there) from the current JOHN 5 and The Creatures Invasion headline tour. The video was directed by Chris Huber, and the single cover art (above) was created by Brett Boggs.

Watch the "Midnight Mass" video and download/stream the track here: http://smarturl.it/MidnightMassJ5

JOHN 5 says about the video: "This is what it's like to be on the road with The Creatures - fast, crazy, fun and scary - all those good things. We hope you enjoy the video!"

Just like 2017's Season of the WitchInvasion - produced and mixed by Barry Pointer and scheduled for release during the summer of 2019 - will be released via a series of music videos. While online, check out more new music videos/tracks by JOHN 5 and The Creatures, cut from Invasion.

"Zoinks!" music video/download/stream: http://smarturl.it/zoinksJ5Creatures

"Crank It - Living With Ghosts" music video/download/stream: http://smarturl.it/crankitj5

"I Am John 5" music video/download/stream: http://smarturl.it/iamjohn5

JOHN 5 and The Creatures are on the road now on their North American Invasion tour! Special guests have included the likes of the mighty Alice Cooper in Mesa, AZ, and the Hollywood, CA show is scheduled to feature special guests Corey Taylor (SlipknotStone Sour), Shavo Odadjian (System of a Down), Fred Coury (composer, Cinderella) and Michael Anthony (Chickenfoot, ex-Van Halen).

The entire tour features support from blues-rock guitarist Jared James Nichols and rock outfit Dead Girls Academy. Tickets and VIP packages are available now via www.john-5.com/store.

Remaining JOHN 5 and The Creatures Invasion tour dates:

4/2 - Seattle, WA @ Crocodile Cafe

4/3 - Portland, OR @ Star Theater

4/4 - Redding, CA @ The Dip

4/5 - Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver

4/6 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Whisky - w/ Corey Taylor, Shavo Odadjian, Fred Couryand Michael Anthony

4/7 - Anaheim, CA @ The Parish @ Huose of Blues

4/11 - Las Vegas, NV @ Count's Vamp'd

4/14 - San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick


About JOHN 5:

JOHN 5 has worked with a varied range of artists, performing as guitarist for some of the biggest headlining rock bands in the world such as Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson, as well as playing session with Paul StanleyRod StewartLynyrd Skynyrd and more. Slashhas called JOHN 5"one of the most mind-blowing guitarists around" and Rob Zombie has dubbed him "a fucking shredder"JOHN 5 has released seven solo albums to date, as well as a remix album, and has written music for the likes of Avril LavigneGarbage, Ricky Martinand others.

JOHN 5 and The Creatures is:

JOHN 5 - guitars

Ian Ross - bass

Logan Miles Nix - drums


JOHN 5 online:

www.john-5.com

www.facebook.com/John5official

www.twitter.com/john5guitarist

www.instagram.com/john5official