Liquid Death Greatest Hates headbangers like “Fire Your Marketing Guy” and “Get Slaughtered On Shark Tank” on Spotify and YouTube NOW

Starting May 1, fans will be able to listen to Greatest Hates headbangers like “Fire Your Marketing Guy” and “Get Slaughtered On Shark Tank” on Spotify and YouTube

To create the album, Liquid Death worked with Gus Rios (Malevolent CreationDivine EmpireUpon Infliction), Matt Laplant (Justin Bieber, Jennifer Lopez, Nonpoint, Skindred, Malevolent Creation, etc.), Seth Ringler (Upon Infliction), Torin Ridgeway (Arsis), and Jim Malone (Arsis).

 Liquid Death’s album just hit Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/album/35MCONvg1s2g8KqgxEEnAw?si=RTMkAAQ9QOOlj5Kn-w5SaQ.

Greatest Hates Tracks

  • Huge Tools (Every Single Person Involved)
  • Reconsider Your Life Choices
  • Fire Your Marketing Guy
  • Dumbest Name Ever For Water
  • Get Slaughtered On Shark Tank
  • This Water Couldn’t Be Less Appealing
  • Selling Your Soul Is Deplorable
  • Go Out Of Business
  • This Crap Is Pure Evil
  • Bad Marketing

PRESALE ALERT: Andrea Bocelli Returns to Pittsburgh

Saturday December 5, 2020

8:00 PM
 As a prayer of hope, Andrea Bocelli returns to the United States this Holiday Season.  Stops include his first career performance on December 3rd in St. Louis, MO, additional stops include performances in Pittsburgh, Detroit, Philadelphia, the tenor’s first back-to-back concerts in Boston, MA as well as his now annual two-night-run at Madison Square Garden.  
As our main hope still remains the healing and safety of our world from this pandemic, please rest assured, if any of the December 2020 performances are postponed or canceled due to continued safety and health concerns a period for complete refunds will be immediately available.  Get your tickets before they go on sale to the public on
Monday, May 11th at 10 AM with this special presale offer! Presale Begins: Wednesday, May 6 @ 10AMPresale Ends: Sunday, May 10 @ 11PM Offer Code: MUSIC

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Mixus Brothers of Pittsburgh looking to make a mark

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Made up of Jebbh (guitar,vocals) and Red (drums, vocals), The Mixus Brothers out of Pittsburgh, PA have been self-producing music for the masses since they met in 2011.  After circuitous routes through cities such as Chicago, IL and Portland, OR – as well as many others – the Brothers’ lives intersected at beautiful Frick Park one fall day and they have been making their unique brand of Americana ever since.

With their critically acclaimed debut album “Westward the Tide” in 2012, a confident style began to take shape which ushered in 4 further releases over the course of the next 5 years.  With each new release, they have honed their craft and discovered more about themselves and the joys of making and performing music.

As Winter turns into Spring the new-year brings The Mixus Brothers 7th collection called “The Lonesome Gods”. Their most accomplished and convincing album to date. It will be released in 3 Volumes consisting of 4 songs each.  Exploring themes of nature, relationships and life, the singer-songwriters combine their typical foot stomping tunes with expanded deeper sound creations.

Typically a duo, The Mixus Brothers are lucky enough to be joined for live performances by fellow musicians and family members who help round out their sound and presentation. 

156/SILENCE: Pittsburgh Metalcore Outfit Announce New Album + Premiere New Video Via Metal Injection

Pittsburgh metal/hardcore punishers 156/SILENCE are proud to announce the release of their impending sophomore album Irrational Pull, due out June 5 via self-release.

Formed in 2015 in the heart of the Steel City, the Pennsylvanian quartet produces a different type of molten metal — unadulterated metallic hardcore in the vein of Norma JeanDaughters and Poison the Well. Fronted by Jack Murray, the band embarks on their second album with the dynamic vocalist, who displays more dissonant and emotional feel than predecessors. 

Produced and recorded by Andy Nelson (Weekend Nachos) and mastered by Brad Boatright (Full of HellGatecreeper), Irrational Pull sees the band embracing their metallic side full-force and with fists swinging. No longer attached to Innerstrength Records, the band is looking to make waves this year independent of any label.

156/SILENCE had plans to hit the road with death metal unit Katabasis for a six-city tour along the East Coast, but the COVID-19 pandemic put an end to that idea. Instead, the band plans to record a series of live sessions that will be distributed throughout the summer.

Irrational Pull is the culmination of everything this band has done since 2015,” says guitarist Jimmy Howell. “We’ve incorporated themes and tones throughout our entire catalog and created what we believe to be our most cohesive work yet.”

FFO: Code Orange, Knocked Loose, Vein, Norma Jean

156/SILENCE is:

Jack Murray – vocals
Jimmy Howell – guitar
Ryan Wilkison – guitar
Kyle O’Connell – bass
Max Bradshaw – drums

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Esteemed Photographer Jeremy Saffer and Rare Bird Books Announce Halloween Release for “Daughters of Darkness” Coffee Table Photo Book

Noted celebrity and music photographer Jeremy Saffer has joined forces with Rare Bird Books for the release of the coffee table book Daughters of Darkness, a photographic love letter to the iconography of Black Metal and Doom.
“‘Daughters of Darkness’ has been a project that’s been in the works for a third of my lifetime,” Saffer says. “I knew that I wanted to make the most of this project and, most importantly, have it done the right way. Rare Bird not only shared my vision for what the physical collection of all this work should look like, but also are as excited for this project to come to fruition as I am. It’s really important that an artist’s vision is shared by the people bringing that vision into physical visual form.”
Adds Tyson Cornell, CEO, Rare Bird, “Rare Bird is happy to announce that we have acquired acclaimed photographer Jeremy Saffer’s ‘Daughters of Darkness.’ A labor of love that took 12 years and over 400 models, ‘Daughter of Darkness’ is Jeremy’s photographic love letter to the iconography of Black Metal and Doom. With 100+ photos, ‘Daughters of Darkness’ is a coffee table book that combines a love of photography, music, and the subculture of Metal.”
Having independently published two previous photography books, Saffer knew that Daughters of Darkness’ potential could be better realized through a collaboration with a dedicated publisher. Saffer quickly realized that Rare Bird Books shared his enthusiasm and passion for the project. “There is no question that Rare Bird will not just cultivate my work but push it forward with their incredible like-minded vision and guidance to make ‘Daughters of Darkness’ the best book it can be,” Saffer adds. “Every little detail and nuance that was important to me was important to them. Walking into my first face to face meeting with them, the owner was wearing a Satyricon hoodie, and we had talked metal as much as we had talked about the book. I knew I had found the perfect home for ‘Daughters of Darkness.’”
Saffer’s relationship with The Oracle began when photographing artists from the company’s stable of clients, including owner Dez Fafara’s own bands, DevilDriver and Coal Chamber. Seeing the work that Fafara and his wife Anahstasia have put into growing a thriving management company, Saffer felt it was the right time to hand over some of the logistical side of his business so he could focus on the artistic side.
“Getting to that next level in one’s career takes a lot of hard work, dedication, and sometimes the guidance of a like-minded team who fully understand and want to help you accomplish the goals you set forth for yourself,” Saffer explains. “Every conversation with Dez and Anahstasia is like getting a large syringe of adrenaline straight to your heart. Their passion, advice, vision, and positive energy is priceless beyond compare. I am so honored to be under such an incredible team who truly understand what I want to do and how to accomplish these things together. I have been able to let go of some of those hats I was wearing, knowing they are in more than capable hands, so I may focus more on my photography.”
Says The Oracle’s Dez Fafara, “We at The Oracle believe every artist is unique in their own right and brings something positive to the art and business table. We have the privilege of representing and being a guiding force in our artists lives,’ and our broad knowledge and experience affords us the opportunity to represent not only iconic musicians, well-known producers, influencer on air talent, as well as photographers such as Jeremy Saffer, who has been called ‘the photographer of a musical generation.’ Jeremy has a certain eye for his art, is trusted by even the most reclusive musicians to not only shoot live onstage but intimate and often forbidden areas such as backstage or in the homes of these stars. We are proud to be part of his journey in releasing his book ‘Daughters of Darkness’ through Rare Bird, and we hope you all who follow true art will appreciate the dark aesthetic of these photos in his new book.”
Daughters of Darkness is scheduled for release on October 30 and will be available in four editions: Standard Edition Bundle [Signed] ($60), Blood Edition Bundle [Signed w/ Slipcase] ($100), Extra-Bloody Edition Bundle [Signed Limited Edition] ($150) and The True Daughters of Darkness Deluxe Box Set [Custom Hand-Sewn w/ 24 Extra Photo Pages Not Included In Any Other Edition—Exclusively Limited to 25 Copies Worldwide] ($666). For additional details on each package and for pre-orders, visit https://rarebirdlit.com/rare-bird-presents.
The Standard Edition Bundle includes the book with standard cover, a Daughters of Darkness tote bag, five 4×6 Daughters of Darkness metallic mini prints, two Daughters of Darkness corpse paint guitar picks, three stickers, one Daughters of Darkness phone-pop, and an Introduction by Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe and foreword by Cradle of Filth’s Dani Filth.
The Blood Edition Bundleincludes everything from the Standard Edition Bundle, plus a Blood Edition Exclusive Slipcase, five 8×12 Daughters of Darkness metallic prints, two additional Daughters of Darkness corpse paint guitar picks and three Daughters of Darkness and Rare Bird stickers.
The Extra Bloody Edition bundle includes the book with a hand-numbered slipcased limited-edition “Blood” cover not available in stores and adds a corpse paint make up set, a total of six Daughters of Darkness corpse paint guitar picks in a custom tin, a Daughters of Darkness woven back patch, a Daughters of Darkness t-shirt and two Daughters of Darkness and Rare Bird enamel pins to the Blood Edition Bundle.
The True Daughters of Darkness Deluxe Box Set bundle includes the book in a custom hand-sewn version limited to 25 copies worldwide with a hand-numbered slipcased ultra–limited edition alternate cover not available in stores. The package also includes a custom handmade Daughters of Darkness wooden box, a crushed velvet alter throw, a signed and numbered Certificate of Authenticity, two black candles, a corpse paint make-up set, a Daughters of Darkness tote bag, 10 8×12 Daughters of Darkness metallic prints, 20 4×6 Daughters of Darkness metallic mini prints, a Daughters of Darkness woven back patch, a Daughters of Darkness t-shirt, a Daughters of Darkness hoodie, a custom tin with six Daughters of Darkness corpse paint guitar picks, three Daughters of Darkness and Rare Bird stickers, two Daughters of Darkness and Rare Bird enamel pins and one Daughters of Darkness phone-pop.

Daughters of Darkness Blood Edition

About Jeremy Saffer:Since 2004, photographer Jeremy Saffer has been making figures from the world of music, movies, and pop culture look iconic. Rightfully regarded as one of the most stylish and likable visual artists in contemporary media, he has crafted a recognizable, unique and fantastical range of styles that continue to dazzle in fresh and creative ways. 
Utilizing his natural gift for alternative flair, it is Jeremy’s calling card to develop images and looks for clients that truly make the subject matter shine with star appeal and majestic imagery. For these reasons plus his likable, knowledgeable personality, his portfolio extends to the covers and inside the pages of international publications such as KerrangRevolverMetal HammerAlternative PressGuitar WorldOutburn and countless other publications.
About Rare Bird Books:Rare Bird operates as Rare Bird Books and Rare Bird Lit, two Los Angeles–based book industry firms founded by former Book Soup marketing and publicity director Tyson Cornell. Rare Bird Books, the publishing wing, is a PGW-distributed independent publisher of approximately fifty+ books each year in multiple formats, including print, ebook, audiobook, and limited edition. Rare Bird Lit, the services wing, is a boutique marketing, promotions, and design firm specializing in book industry services for major and independent publishers, authors big and small, and other organizations.
Jeremy Saffer online:www.jeremysaffer.comwww.facebook.com/jeremysafferwww.instagram.com/jeremysafferhttps://twitter.com/jeremysaffer
Rare Bird Books online:www.rarebirdlit.comwww.facebook.com/RareBirdLitwww.instagram.com/rarebirdlit

JAMES TAYLOR POSTPONES HIS US TOUR WITH JACKSON BROWNE

Due to the unprecedented circumstances surrounding COVID-19, James Taylor and His All-Star Band, with special guest Jackson Browne, have announced their upcoming US Tour will be postponed.  James’s June 21st show at Fenway Park with Brandi Carlile and Shawn Colvin has also been postponed. We are examining various time periods for rescheduling all of these dates, which may be as soon as late summer, pending the advice of health officials. As of today there is no new information regarding James’s Tanglewood concert scheduled for July 4th, there will be further announcements when we have more news to share.

Further information will be announced in a timely manner; your patience is appreciated while we work to get all dates rescheduled. Previously purchased tickets will be honored for all new dates and fans are encouraged to hold onto their tickets. If you have questions, please contact your point of purchase directly.

“As this summer’s tour of 27 towns and cities across the US drew near, we’ve been increasingly excited to hit the road again. So it’s deeply disappointing for both of us to have to call it off and reschedule (and reschedule we WILL)! As we all now realize, COVID-19 is a serious, real and present danger. Moreover, our public health is all of our responsibility. So let us listen to and follow the directions of our public healthcare people and support their efforts in this unprecedented time of global pandemic. Love those around you and, above all, stay safe and healthy.” James Taylor and Jackson Browne

The following dates will be rescheduled, new dates to be announced soon.

DATES                      CITY / VENUE

May 15                        New Orleans, LA / Smoothie King Center

May 16                        Houston, TX / Toyota Center

May 18                        Ft. Worth, TX / Dickies Arena

May 21                        Salt Lake City, UT / Maverik Center

May 22                        Boise, ID / ExtraMile Arena

May 24                        Tacoma, WA / Tacoma Dome

May 25                        Portland, OR / Moda Center

May 27                        San Francisco, CA / Chase Center

May 28                        Anaheim, CA / Honda Center

May 29                        San Diego, CA / Pechanga Arena

June 10                        Chicago, IL / United Center

June 12                        Cuyahoga Falls, OH / Blossom Music Center

June 13                        Clarkston, MI / DTE Entergy Center

June 15                        Dayton, OH / Nutter Center

June 16                        Pittsburgh, PA / PPG Paints Arena

June 18                        Hershey, PA / Giant Center

June 19                        Bethel, NY / Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

June 21**                    Boston, MA / Fenway Park

June 23                        Roanoke, VA / Berglund Center Coliseum

June 24                        Charleston, WV / Charleston Coliseum

June 26                        Louisville, KY / KFC Yum! Center

June 27                        Memphis, TN / FedEx Forum

June 29                        Atlanta, GA / Infinite Energy Center

June 30                        Nashville, TN / Bridgestone Arena

July 7                           Holmdel, NJ / PNC Bank Arts Center

July 8                           Wantagh, NY / Northwell Health @ Jones Beach

July 10                         Camden, NJ / BB&T Center

*all dates with special guest Jackson Browne, with the exception of Fenway Park

**Boston, MA Fenway Park concert is with special guests Brandi Carlile and Shawn Colvin

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Reba Live in Concert at PPG Paints Arena postponed until July 16, 2020

REBA POSTPONES LIVE IN CONCERT TOUR DATES 

Show dates originally scheduled for Thursday, March 26 at PPG Paints Arena,

Rescheduled for July 16, 2020 

PITTSBURGH, PA (Friday, March 13) – Reba has postponed her upcoming arena tour, originally scheduled to launch next weekend. The newly rescheduled dates launch July 9 in Huntsville, AL and wrap August 8 in Evansville, IN. Previously purchased tickets will be honored for all dates.

“For the safety of everyone, we have decided to postpone our new arena tour until July,” shares Reba. “All tickets will be honored for the new dates. Most importantly, stay safe and take care of you and your loved ones. We’ll get through this together.”

NEW DATES: Reba Live In Concert 2020 Tour

July 9 – Huntsville, AL – Von Braun Center Arena
July 10 – Duluth, GA – Infinite Energy Center
July 11 – Biloxi, MS – Mississippi Coast Coliseum
July 16 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
July 17 – Toledo, OH – Huntington Center
July 18 – Bethlehem, PA – Wind Creek Event Center 
July 23 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
July 24 – Rosemont, IL – Allstate Arena
July 31 – Green Bay, WI – Resch Center
Aug 1 – Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford Premier Center             
Aug 6 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena
Aug 7 – Peoria, IL – Peoria Civic Center
Aug 8 – Evansville, IN – Ford Center

CODE ORANGE SHARE NEW SONG “SULFUR SURROUNDING”/ Record Release Party at The Roxian on Saturday

GRAMMY nominated band Code Orange have shared “Sulfur Surrounding,” the third new track to be released off their forthcoming album, UNDERNEATHdue out Friday, March 13th [Album Art / Tracklist Below]. “Sulfur Surrounding” is available today on all streaming platforms with an animated music video created by Code Orange’s own Eric ‘Shade’ Balderose streaming on the band’s YouTube channel. “Sulfur Surrounding” is a cinematic dirge that finds the band’s Reba Meyers and Jami Morgan trading off corrosive vocals with a mournful address to those buried by insecurities and lost in an endless cycle of objectification.

Morgan explains, “’Sulfur Surrounding’ is about your deepest relationships becoming manipulative, corrosive and eventually hopeless. Haunted by chemical compulsion. Fading into the depressive cycle. Another step on our journey under. The song showcases another stylistic dip on the rollercoaster that is UNDERNEATH. Soon all will become clear.”

UNDERNEATH is led byearly singles “Swallowing The Rabbit Whole” and “Underneath,” with the album already receiving immense critical praise. The UK’s Metal Hammer gave UNDERNEATH the magazine’s first perfect 10 out of 10 album review score in 5 years, hailing the LP as, “the first classic record of the decade.” Kerrang! awarded UNDERNEATH a flawless 5K review declaring the album, “one of the most powerful, cathartic, creatively satisfying and bruisingly heavy records of its age.” “’Underneath’ hulks out from oil-slick-black electronics and menacing synths, peeling under the skin to uncage Code Orange’s next evolution,” avowed NPR with Stereogum adding, “It pushes the band’s sound into something even bigger.” Rolling Stone praised Code Orange’s, “cutting melodies and the group’s balance of industrial rattle and shock-treatment guitar riffs,” while Revolver detailed the new music as “a whole other beast, and a monstrous one at that: hungry, pissed and unstoppable.”

UNDERNEATH is available for pre-order with bundles and four limited edition vinyl colorways, each featuring a gatefold jacket with a lenticular cover, also available. Produced by Morgan and Nick Raskulinecz with co-producer Will Yip, UNDERNEATH features additional programming from Chris Vrenna, and was mixed by Yip and Code Orange’s own Eric ‘Shade’ Balderose.

Comprised of Jami Morgan (Drums / Vocals), Eric ‘Shade’ Balderose (Electronics / Guitar / Vocals), Reba Meyers (Guitar / Vocals), Dominic Landolina (Guitar) and Joe Goldman (Bass), Code Orange will make their live return on March 14th with a hometown record release show in Pittsburgh, PA, before heading out on The UNDERNEATHTHESKIN­_TOUR with special guests Show Me The Body, Jesus Piece, Year Of The Knife, and Machine Girl. That headline tour is set to get underway March 30th in Boston, MA and is routed through Code Orange’s April 10th + 17th performances at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival [Itinerary Below]. Immediately following the spring tour, Code Orange will head out on Slipknot’s KNOTFEST ROADSHOW 2020North American tour, which begins May 30th in Syracuse, NY. For tickets and more information on Code Orange’s upcoming tour dates, visit www.CodeOrangeTOTH.com

In 2017, Code Orange flipped the heavy music world on its head with their breakthrough album FOREVER, a collection that masterfully mixed hardcore aggression with urgent industrial textures, earning the band a breakthrough GRAMMY nomination and top placement on several “Best of 2017” lists including: Rolling Stone’s “20 Best Metal Albums of 2017,” Revolver’s “20 Best Albums of 2017,” and The Independent’s “Top 20 Rock & Metal Albums of 2017.”

This past summer, Code Orange made headlines in the professional wrestling world with the  release of “Let Me In,” their official entrance theme for WWE Superstar ‘The Fiend’ Bray Wyatt. Code Orange previously featured at WWE’s NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III performing a rendition of wrestler Aleister Black’s entrance theme alongside Incendiary’s Brendan Garrone.  “Let Me In” followed Code Orange’s 2018 release of THE HURT WILL GO ON, a digital EP featuring “3 Knives” and “The Hunt” Feat. Corey Taylor, as well as “The Hurt Will Go On” (Shade Remix), an official remix of Code Orange’s “Hurt Goes On” helmed by the band’s guitarist and vocalist Shade. More recently the Code Orange has collaborated with a wide array of artists, co-producing Injury Reserve’s “HPNGC” Feat. JPEGMAFIA, as well as serving up a pair of remixes for alt-J’s “Hit Me Like That Snare” and “Adeline.”

CODE ORANGE ON TOUR

3/30 – 4/24: UNDERNEATHTHESKIN_TOUR WITH SHOW ME THE BODY, JESUS PIECE, YEAR OF THE KNIFE & MACHINE GIRL

5/30 – 6/23: KNOTFEST ROADHSOW WITH SLIPKNOT, A DAY TO REMEMBER & UNDEROATH

MAR 14 – Pittsburgh, PA – Roxian Theater (Record Release Show)

MAR 30 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club

APR 01 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts

APR 02 – Virginia Beach, VA – Peabody’s 

APR 03 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade

APR 04 – Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall

APR 07 – Austin, TX – Mohawk

APR 09 – Mesa, AZ – The Nile

APR 10 – Indio, CA – Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival

APR 11 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s

APR 12 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre

APR 13 – Seattle, WA – Neumos  

APR 15 – Sacramento, CA – Harlow’s

APR 16 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre

APR 17 – Indio, CA – Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival

APR 20 – Salt Lake City, UT

APR 21 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre

APR 23 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge*

APR 24 – Detroit, MI – Magic Stick*

MAY 2 – Concord, SC – Epicenter Festival

MAY 10 – Daytona Beach, FL – Welcome To Rockville

MAY 17 – Columbus, OH – Sonic Temple Festival

MAY 23 – Leeds, UK – Slam Dunk Festival

MAY 24 – Hatfield, UK – Slam Dunk Festival

MAY 30 – Syracuse, NY – St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview**

MAY 31 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center

JUN 04 – Quebec City, QC – Centre Videotron

JUN 05 – Montreal, QC – Centre Bell

JUN 06 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage

JUN 08 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre

JUN 10 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena

JUN 12 – Memphis, TN – FedExForum

JUN 14 – Orlando, FL – Amway Center

JUN 15 – West Palm Beach, FL – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre

JUN 17 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion

JUN 18 – Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre

JUN 20 – Birmingham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre

JUN 22 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion

JUN 23 – Austin, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater

* NO SHOW ME THE BODY

** NO A DAY TO REMEMBER

  1. (deeperthanbefore)
  2. Swallowing the Rabbit Whole
  3. In Fear
  4. You and You Alone
  5. Who I Am
  6. Cold.Metal.Place
  7. Sulfur Surrounding
  8. The Easy Way
  9. Erasure Scan
  10. Last Ones Left
  11. Autumn and Carbine
  12. Back Inside the Glass
  13. A Sliver
  14. Underneath

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Wiz Khalifa In-Store Meet & Greet in Pittsburgh March 28

On Saturday, March 28, Wiz Khalifa is returning to his hometown of Pittsburgh! Fans who want to meet Wiz can find him at two in-store meet & greets/ bottle signings for his favorite gin, McQueen and the Violet Fog. He is the gin king, after all! 

Details:

Saturday, March 28

12-2pm

Fine Wine & Good Spirits – Pittsburgh

Robinson Town Center

1106 Park Manor Blvd.

Pittsburgh, PA 15205

Eventbrite link

6-8pm

Fine Wine & Good Spirits – Homestead

330 E. Waterfront Dr.

Homestead, PA 15120

Eventbrite link

Fans who purchase a bottle can get it signed by Wiz with photo opp. Must be 21 or older with valid ID.

About Wiz Khalifa: 

Multi-platinum selling, Grammy and Golden Globe-nominated recording artist Wiz Khalifa burst onto the scene with mainstream success with the release of his first major-label debut album, ROLLING PAPERS‎ in 2011. ‎ROLLING PAPERS spawned the hugely successful hits “Black and Yellow,” “Roll Up,” and “No Sleep” and gave Wiz the platform to win the award for “Best New Artist” at the 2011 BET Awards and “Top New Artist” at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards. As a follow up to ROLLING PAPERS, Wiz Released O.N.I.F.C. in 2012. This album featured tracks “Work Hard, Play Hard” and “Remember You” featuring The Weeknd. His third studio album released in 2014, BLACC HOLLYWOOD, ‎debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 album chart and included hit single “We DemBoyz.” Wiz released his album, KHALIFA, in February 2016 as a thank you to fans which included the tracks “Bake Sale” featuring Travis Scott and “Elevated. On April 20th, 2017, Wiz launched his mobile app, Wiz Khalifa’s Weed Farm, which has garnered over 10.1 million downloads and is currently being played in over eight countries and six languages. His latest studio album, ROLLING PAPERS 2, which is certified gold, was released in July 2018. Most recently, Wiz wrapped his “Decent Exposure Summer Tour” with French Montana, Moneybagg Yo, Chevy Woods, and DJ Drama. Next, you can see Wiz in Fox’s animated sitcom, “Duncanville” premiering in February 2020.

DRAGONFORCE To Kick Off US Headlining Tour This Week/ @TheRoxian 3/19

[Photo by Vince Edwards] 

Extreme power metal unit DRAGONFORCE will kick off their anticipated US headlining tour this week! Slated to commence on March 5th in Mesa, Arizona, the journey winds its way through over two dozen cities upon its conclusion March 21st in Brooklyn, New York. Support will be provided by Unleash The Archers and Visions Of Atlantis. The journey will see Alicia Vigil (Vigil Of War) handling bass and backing vocals for the band while Aquiles Priester (Angra, Tony MacAlpine) will temporarily take over drum duties for Gee Anzalone, who was recently hospitalized for Myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart muscle. Comments guitarist Herman, “We will miss our brother Gee on the upcoming US tour, but health is most important. We wish Gee a speedy recovery and we know he will be back on tour with us soon. We want to thank our friend Aquiles for stepping up and helping us out on short notice.” DRAGONFORCE will be streaming their tour live on twitch.tv/hermanli. Livestreams will include performances, backstage footage, and special guest appearances. See all confirmed dates below.

DRAGONFORCE w/ Unleash The Archers, Visions Of Atlantis: 3/05/2020 Club Red – Mesa, AZ
3/06/2020 The Regent – Los Angeles, CA
3/08/2020 The Regency Theater – San Francisco, CA
3/10/2020 Metro Music Hall – Salt Lake City, UT
3/11/2020 Oriental Theater – Denver, CO
3/13/2020 Fine Line – Minneapolis, MN **
3/14/2020 Red Flag – St. Louis, MO **
3/15/2020 House Of Blues – Chicago, IL
3/17/2020 The Agora – Cleveland, OH
3/18/2020 St. Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI
3/19/2020 Roxian Theatre – Pittsburgh, PA
3/20/2020 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
3/21/2020 Warsaw – Brooklyn, NY
** No Visions Of Atlantis     DRAGONFORCE continues to tour in support of their eighth full-length, Extreme Power Metal, released last Fall via Metal Blade Records. Produced in Los Angeles, California by Damien Rainaud at Mix Unlimited, Extreme Power Metal was also recorded, in part, on guitarist Herman Li’s livestream channel on Twitch (twitch.tv/hermanli) with participation from the fans. Known as the fastest band in the world, the Grammy-nominated collective is based in London, England. Their platinum-selling record, Through The Fire And Flames, brought them international acclaim and was featured as the most-challenging song on Guitar Hero III. Their energetic and humorous live performances have won them fans on every continent. The group is known for their long, complex, and fast guitar solos performed by Herman Li and Sam Totman, who founded the band after meeting through a classified ad in 1999. Since then, the band has released seven studio albums, including Valley Of The Damned (2003), Sonic Firestorm (2004), Inhuman Rampage (2006), Ultra Beatdown (2008), The Power Within (2012), Maximum Overload (2014), and Reaching Into Infinity (2017). 2019 ushered in the next chapter in DRAGONFORCE history with Extreme Power Metal. Regarding Extreme Power Metal, Li says, “This album again combines the best of DRAGONFORCE in an even bigger, more epic way than we have ever done before.” The keyboards of the album were performed by Coen Janssen of symphonic metal titan Epica, adding a new dimension to the album. Notes Totman, “We worked really closely with Coen on this new album. We are so happy with what he has brought into this album.” Drawing from a wide range of influences, the band’s sound combines the sing-a-long choruses of classic ’80s rock with triumphant, uplifting melodies and fantasy-themed power-metal-inspired lyrics. As a nod to their passion for all things video-game related, the band frequently incorporates retro game sounds and melodies into their recordings and live shows.To preview and purchase Extreme Power Metal visit metalblade.com/dragonforce.

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King Buzzo’s New Album, Gift of Sacrifice, Arrives on May 15; Tour Announced including Pittsburgh

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King Buzzo, the iconic Melvins’ singer and guitar player, returns with his second solo album, Gift of Sacrifice, on May 15 via Ipecac Recordings. The nine-song release finds Buzz Osborne joined by longtime friend and Mr. Bungle bass player Trevor Dunn.

The collection’s first single, “Science in Modern America” (http://smarturl.it/kingbuzzo) can be heard now. Album pre-orders, available as the same link, include CD, black vinyl, a limited edition hot pink variant available exclusively via the Ipecac webstore as well as a tour only, opaque tangerine vinyl version.

Gift of Sacrifice was a stone groove to record and it will be a f**king blast to finally hit the road with my buddy Trevor Dunn,” says Osborne. “Once we take the stage, I guarantee we’ll kick the crap out of this album.” Dunn and Osborne have worked together several times in the past, both as members of Fantômas and with Dunn performing in the Melvins Lite iteration of the long-running, legendary band.

Osborne released his solo debut, This Machine Kills Artists, in 2014. Consequence of Sound said the album is “the negative bizarre Dylan Goes Electric,” adding “”Osborne’s jump across the electric/acoustic tracks succeeds much the way Dylan’s did: by keeping the strengths while adjusting the settings.” Pitchfork succinctly dubbed the collection “a refreshing breath of unplugged f**k-it-all folk.”

Gift of Sacrifice’s arrival will be met with an eight-week North American tour, seeing Osborne & Dunn traversing the continent with a May 13 launch in Palm Springs, Calif.

King Buzzo feat. Trevor Dunn tour dates:

May 13 Palm Springs, CA The Alibi

May 14 Long Beach, CA Alex’s Bar

May 15 San Diego, CA Casbah

May 17 Tucson, AZ Club Congress

May 18 Phoenix, AZ The Rebel Lounge

May 19 Santa Fe, NM Meow Wolf

May 21 Tulsa, OK The Shrine

May 22 Norman, OK Opolis

May 23 Dallas, TX Three Links

May 24 Austin, TX Barracuda

May 25 Houston, TX Warehouse Live (Studio)

May 27 New Orleans, LA Santos

May 28 Birmingham, AL Zydeco

May 29 Athens, GA 40 Watt Club

May 30 Charlotte, NC Visulite Theater

May 31 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506

June 1 Richmond, VA Richmond Music Hall

June 3 Baltimore, MD Ottobar

June 4 Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts

June 5 New York, NY The Bowery Ballroom

June 6 Hamden, CT Space Ballroom

June 7 Allston, MA Great Scott

June 8 Albany, NY The Hollow

June 10 Toronto, ON Velvet Underground

June 11 Buffalo, NY Mohawk Place

June 12 Pittsburgh, PA Thunderbird Music Hall

June 13 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop

June 15 Detroit, MI Third Man Records Cass Corridor

June 16 Grand Rapids, MI The Pyramid Scheme

June 17 Columbus, OH Ace of Cups

June 18 Nashville, TN 3rd & Lindsley

June 19 St. Louis, MO Old Rock House

June 20 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle

June 21 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon

June 22 St. Paul, MN Turf Club

June 23 Des Moines, IA Vaudeville Mews

June 24 Kansas City, MO The Riot Room

June 26 Denver, CO Bluebird Theater

June 28 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge

June 29 Boise, ID Neurolux

July 1 Seattle, WA Columbia City Theater

July 2 Vancouver, BC The Fox Cabaret

July 3 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge

July 5 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall

July 6 Los Angeles, CA The Echo

Tickets are on-sale this Friday, Feb. 28 at 10 am local time.

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Experimental Rock Jazz Artist Horse Lords Plays Pittsburgh on 3/17 @ Collision

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Horse Lords make music for the liberation of mind and body. Propulsive in a way that inspires movement and that’s felt in the gut, the Baltimore quartet’s new album The Common Task points to a utopian, modernist ideal. The group’s use of algorithmic composition techniques, microtonal harmonies, and plentifully deployed polyrhythm aren’t secondary to the music’s danceability and rhapsodic swirl, but integral to the party itself.

The Common Task is both the most cohesive and farthest-reaching record Horse Lords has released. A mystifying density of ideas collide at each moment, recalling as diverse a cohort as The Ex and Glenn Branca to raucous Saharan guitar music, Albert Ayler, and James Tenney. It integrates experiments that gestated in the group’s cassette-only mixtape series, which saw the band stretching out on extended compositions and more expansive sonic parameters as well as presenting more explicitly political material, while retaining the immediacy of their long players. As evidenced by the album’s title, as well as songs like “Fanfare for Effective Freedom” and “People’s Park,” the band’s penchant for radical politics is especially accentuated on this release. Embedded in the exuberant interplay of guitar and sax, the persistent pulse of bass and drums, are notions of egalitarianism and the subversion of established norms. 

“Fanfare for Effective Freedom” augments its slippery 5/8 groove with keyboard runs that seem pried from a Terry Riley album, an apt reference for musicians interested in ecstatic release and sonic emancipation. “Integral Accident,” an 18-minute piece that occupies the album’s entire b-side that features the first sung vocals on a Horse Lords album, was originally composed for a program focused on the concept of “revolution.” Even more than 2016’s Interventions, now a classic of the underground and praised by the New York Times as “live, shivering with energy,” electronic elements have been fully enmeshed into the band’s template, from synthetic treatment of bagpipes on “The Radiant City” to the dub and reggaeton-inspired drum edits and synth pulses of “People’s Park.” 

Horse Lords are the Pied Piper of experimental music and radical thought. Their music is unabashedly fun, and experiencing it in a live context is an experience of collective ecstasy, each body moving to its own notion of what the beat may be. That shared experience, the joy of unified flow and motion, allows the ideas typically understood as “difficult” to be more easily absorbed. By using musical forms that point towards new ways of being, thinking, and organizing, by constantly re-evaluating assumptions and compositional systems, Horse Lords provide a model for society at large. By showing just how joyous it can be to imagine new futures and possibilities, by making us dance and howl with each tectonic shift, they show how dazzling the path towards utopia could be.

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Announced Tour Dates
3/12 Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar
3/13 Philadelphia, PA @ Vox Populi
3/14 Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool
3/15 Washington, DC @ Rhizome
3/16 Richmond, VA @ Cary St. Cafe
3/17 Pittsburgh, PA @ Collision
3/18 Detroit, MI @ UFO Factory
3/19 Cincinnati, OH @ Northside Tavern
3/20 Chicago, IL @ The Hideout
3/21 Chicago, IL @ The Hideout
5/2 Brooklyn, NY @ Bang on a Can LONG PLAY Festival
5/8 Odense, DK @ Momentum
5/9 Copenhagen, DK @ Alice
5/14 Lyon, FR @ Le Sonic
5/15 Nancy, FR @ Bon Moment at L’Autre Canal
5/16 Willengen, DE @ Kernmacherei
5/18 Hamburg, DE @ Kampnagel
5/19 Aarhus, DK @ Tape

BLACKENED PROGRESSIVE METAL GROUP VINTERSEA UNVEILS “BEFALLEN” MUSIC VIDEO

The Portland, Oregon-based VINTERSEA – whose crushing progressive metal draws heavy inspiration from the darkened skies of their native Pacific Northwest – has unveiled a new music video, “Befallen,” the latest in a series of dazzling clips that pair the group’s blackened, dramatic mini-epics with stunning visuals. https://youtu.be/RA9jknv0Ki4
 
The “Befallen” video – which the band premiered before a live audience at Portland’s Hawthorne Theatre on Sunday night – was directed by bassist Karl Whinnery and filmed at the abandoned Satsop Nuclear Power Plant in Elma, Washington, a small town located 90 miles southwest of Seattle. “I wanted the video to represent the bleakness and capture the aggressiveness of ‘Befallen’ appropriately,” Whinnery says. “When we started discussing concepts, I knew I had the proper location in mind and everyone jumped on board. Barely above freezing and filming six stories off the ground in some spots, it was an epic shoot. We had to shoot with fish-eye lenses to fully capture the gigantic scope of the cooling tower and reactor rooms.”
 
Adds guitarist Riley Nix, “’Befallen’ occupies a particularly dark place in the album’s timeline, and it’s meant to evoke immense dread and opaque darkness through blistering riffs, punishing blast-beats and relentless vocal lines. However, even in its darkest and most desperate moments, a sliver of hope shines through the song with ethereal vocals and epic chords. As many of our long-time friends and fans know, resolve in the face of overwhelming darkness is a huge theme throughout our music, and we hope the song and video showcase that.”
 
“Befallen” is the third video from VINTERSEA’s sophomore release (and M-Theory Audio debut), “Illuminated,” which was released in September on CD, digital and limited-edition blue/white vinyl. The album was engineered and mixed by Gabe Johnston (Idle Hands) and mastered by Troy Glessner (Devin Townsend, Intervals), while the cover artwork was designed by Xenoyr of Australia’s Ne Obliviscaris. Visit smarturl.it/vintersea for additional streaming and webshop links.
 
VINTERSEA – whose riveting mix of prog, black, death and post-metal has earned comparisons to forward-thinking acts such as Agalloch and Enslaved – first made waves via their self-released 2017 debut, “The Gravity Of Fall.” Recorded by Justin Phelps (The Mars Volta, Joe Satriani) and mixed by Evan Sammons (Last Chance To Reason), the album was hailed by No Clean Singing as “dynamic and genre-bending.” The group earned additional praise for its dynamic live performances alongside artists such as Arkona, The Ocean and Sirenia.
 
More recently, VINTERSEA has supported Ne Obliviscaris, Jinjer, The Browning and Sumo Cyco. The group’s next live performance will take place at Dante’s in Portland on April 10. The band is also slated to play alongside Amaranthe on Sept. 13.
 
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THE DARKNESS Easter Is Canceled Tour 5/15 @Rex Theater

THE DARKNESS KICKS OFF NORTH AMERICAN LEG OF THEIR EASTER IS CANCELLEDHEADLINING WORLD TOUR ON APRIL13th

Band Will Play New Album “Easter Is Cancelled” In Full Followed By Set of All The Hits and More 

Multi-platinum selling UK rock band THE DARKNESS – frontman Justin Hawkins, guitarist Dan Hawkins, bassist Frankie Poullain and drummer Rufus Taylor – released Easter Is Cancelled, their first-ever concept album, in October via Cooking Vinyl. The band will spread their Easter Is Cancelled message across North America on their headlining Easter Is Cancelled Tour kicking off on April 13th in Edmonton, Alberta at Union Hall and wrapping on May 23rd in Chicago at Park West. The Darkness will play Easter Is Cancelled in full, followed by a set of their greatest hits and fan favorites. The shows promise to reflect the grand scope and vision of the new album alongside the band’s spectacular canon. Tickets are on sale HERE. Justin Hawkins shares, “North America! We come to you again, humble in our mission but resolute in our purpose. Join with us in the benediction of ROCK, as we bring our Easter is Cancelled World Tour to your spume-flecked shores. We canceled Easter and now we are going to cancel your souls – let’s reboot together in the epiphany that only 150% pure adrenalin can bring. You are me, I am you, and music is the river that will carry us to our destiny. P.S. concert tickets available at extremely reasonable prices from all usual outlets.”Easter Is Cancelled became The Darkness’ fourth Top 10 Album in the UK, it topped the iTunes Rock Chart, debuted at #4 on the Billboard Current Hard Rock chart and #39 on the Billboard Top Current Albums chart, and has garnered wide critical acclaim. Kerrang! declares, “For those who like their rock adventurous, Easter may be canceled, but Christmas has come early.” Classic Rock Magazine raves, “Every track here is whip-smart and shout-it-out hooky.“ The Telegraph calls it “A record of ballsy energetic rock,” Clash Magazine gushes it’s “A lavish, complex, ambitious record,” and The Music announces, “Easter Is Cancelled is a high energy salute to everything rock.” Metal Insider effuses, “From first listen, you’re hoisted into sing-along power-pop melodies and foot-stomping rock riffs that easily suck you in. You can feel these songs in your soul and they feel good.” Smells Like Infinite Sadness praises, “Rock and Roll will never die as long as The Darkness are standing. They are the heroes we need, yet don’t deserve. Easter is Cancelled is a welcome reminder of their peerless musical powers.” Easter Is Cancelled is a mini-rock opera examining the role of the musician in the barbarous culture of the world today. At the core of the tale is love, loss and heartbreak, where redemption is ultimately found in the brotherhood of band friendship and the power of the guitar. The album boasts new single and the video for “In Another Life” that portrays Justin Hawkins banished to hell only to be redeemed by the power of rock pulsating through his guardian angel bandmates and a beautiful archangel. “Rock And Roll Deserves To Die” sees the band hailing the death of rock and roll in an epic five-minute masterpiece featuring monumental riffs, thunderous bass and almighty drums, “Heart Explodes” is a rock aria that finds The Darkness baring all in a multitude of emotions reflecting the hardships, struggles and changing relationships of life. “How Can I Lose Your Love” is a huge rock anthem steeped in emotion, featuring space-age synths, a gigantic chorus with beautiful hands-in-the-air moments, and almighty guitar solos, while title track “Easter Is Cancelled” encapsulates the explosive majesty of the record. Easter Is Cancelled Tour – North American Dates:4/13    Edmonton, AB @Union Hall4/14    Calgary, AB @The Palace Theater4/15    Vancouver, BC @Vogue Theatre4/17    Portland, OR @Wonder Ballroom4/18    Seattle, WA @Showbox4/21    San Francisco, CA @The Regency Ballroom4/22    Los Angeles, CA @The Novo4/24    San Diego, CA @The Observatory – North Park4/25    Tempe, AZ @Marquee Theatre4/28    Houston, TX @The Studio at Warehouse Live4/29    Dallas, TX @Granada Theater5/1      Concord, SC @Epicenter Festival*5/2      Atlanta, GA @Shaky Knees Festival*5/3      Birmingham, AL @Saturn5/5      Nashville, TN @Cannery Ballroom5/6      New Orleans, LA @Republic 5/8      Fort Lauderdale, FL @Culture Room5/9      Daytona Beach, FL @Welcome To Rockville*5/11    Boston, MA @Royale5/12    Philadelphia, PA @Union Transfer5/13    New York, NY @Webster Hall5/15    Pittsburgh, PA @Rex Theater5/16    Columbus, OH @Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival*5/17    Detroit, MI @Majestic Theatre5/19    Minneapolis, MN @Skyway Theatre5/20    Kansas City, MO @Truman5/22    St. Louis, MO @The Ready Room5/23    Chicago, IL @Park West*Festival dates, not headlining showshttp://www.thedarknesslive.com/

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REVIEW: The Nothing Happens Tour at Mr. Smalls Theatre

Words and photos: Abigail McNatt

Following the release of their debut album, Nothing Happens in 2019, Wallows hit the road to celebrate their album’s success. On February 26th, the tour came to Mr. Smalls Theatre, just on the outskirts of Pittsburgh. As an opener, they brought along Penelope Isles from the UK. 
Penelope Isles could be described as Indie pop, but with a more mellow and chill vibe thrown in. For an opener, I noticed a lot of people in the audience singing along to every word. That’s not something you see too often with opening bands. The audience was singing along as well as jamming as Penelope Isles incorporated their jam sequences to their songs which were a lot of fun and entertaining to watch! I really loved seeing Lily Wolter, the lead vocalist, and the energy and passion she put into her craft. Isles was the perfect opening act to bring in the crowd for the headliner.
Wallows came on about a half-hour later. The show was completely sold out and the venue was packed. The crowd went wild as soon as frontman, Dylan Minnette, came out on stage. They started with “Do Not Wait”, the closing song on their album, Nothing Happens. Throughout their set, they played a multitude of songs from the album such as “Scrawny”, “I’m Full”, and “Sidelines”. For a chill indie band, they really bring the heat to their performances. They have a sound that is smooth but also high energy. I noticed during one of their more high energy ones, a few people tried to crowd surf.. which did not last long. As I made my way through the crowd, I saw the awe in the audience member’s eyes as they all sang along to every word. Another one of their popular songs, which made the setlist, was “Sun Tan“, which has extreme summer vibes all throughout, which was a breath of fresh air with all the rain and low temperatures outside. They ended the night with an encore of their most popular songs, both off of the new album; “Treacherous Doctor” and “Are You Bored Yet?”. In “Are You Bored Yet?”, there is a feature from Clairo, which the audience sang in full, and the band just listened. Such a cool moment. They ended the night with a bang, surely leaving the crowd completely satisfied and already yearning for another show. 
I’d never seen Wallows but I highly enjoyed their performance. They were extremely fun to watch on stage and they really enjoy what they do and the music they play. 
Catch them on one of the remaining dates of the Nothing Happens Tour this year.

Reverb Nation Spotlight: Post-Hardcore act, The View From Here

Taking their influences from the emo/punk/metal scene, The View From Here is building a brand new sound consisting of heavy riffs and radio-friendly chorus’. If this sounds like ear gold then you owe it to yourself to check them out.

Rising from the suburban sprawl of central New Jersey, The View From Here delivers a sound influenced by a myriad of artists ranging from Dance Gavin Dance to Taking Back Sunday. Reminiscent of the music scene of the mid-2000s the band brings listeners a familiar sound while also providing a new take on modern rock music.

The band consists of Dan John(Vocals), Justin Byron(Guitar), Michael Nobrega(Bass), Dave Pypniowski(Guitar), and Vince Rifino(Drums), their technical instrumentals combined with melodic vocal patterns present a style to appease a wide of a variety of listeners.

Forming in early 2016 from the remains of Dan and Vince’s previous project, The Involuntary, the Bridgewater based band recruited Dave, Michael, and Justin to complete their line up. Individually and collectively, The View From Here has played at various venues spanning the Tri-State Area. The band’s debut EP, “New Perspective” blends elements of post-hardcore and pop-driven indie rock to deliver a unique combination of catchy choruses and the heavy-hitting riffs.

“New Perspective” is available on all major music streaming services now!

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Columbus, OH’s Caamp is playing Mr. Smalls on Friday, March 27th

Caamp had quite a HUGE year and they do not plan on slowing down any time soon. The band recently joined the Mom + Pop Music familyto release their long awaited full length record By and By. In week one of their release, By and By entered the Billboard Top 200, was the #1 Heatseeker#1 on the New Artist Alternative Albums, made top 5 vinyl album sales for the week and entered the Alternative and Emerging Artist charts. They even collaborated with Huckberry on a clothing collection. Plus, their shows have been selling out like crazy. Something major is happening with them, all with having done almost no press at all to date. 
Caamp’s genuine connection with their fans and dedication to their home state of Ohio has created a strong foundation. They have been steadily rising on the global scene with sold out shows and major festival appearances across North America and Europe (Firefly, Forecastle, Outside Lands, Austin City Limits, Great Escape, etc…).

ZZ Ward coming to Mr Smalls Theatre 3/17

ZZ Ward says of her new record Break Her Heart, “These new songs got me through some very personal and challenging situations in my life by allowing me to reach a place of empowerment. At first, these experiences of heartbreak, betrayal and devastation felt very close to me, only to realize in retrospect that the root of these emotions went much deeper than I originally understood. Whether it was an ex-lover that I never felt good enough for or knowing I had to find the giant inside of myself to overcome feelings of self-doubt, writing these songs helped me get to a place of acceptance. Some of the deeper themes throughout these songs are questioning social and gender norms and how those unwritten and traditional expectations have affected and continue to affect me in my own life”.

Stardust Tour in 2020 ✨
Tickets available here: www.zzward.com

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Petrol Girls Headlining Pittsburgh 3/28 at The Government Center

Petrol Girls released their critically acclaimed LP Cut & Stitch last year to love from NPR – who premiered it with a First Listen and noted “These are songs that rip through time, across borders and into psyches with feminist post-hardcore that engages as it rampages” – and The New York Times who called single “Big Mouth” “a paean to speaking up and breaking out.” To accompany the new album, lead-singer Ren Aldridge wrote a book that expands on the idea behind Cut & Stitch and was released via Rough Trade.  Ren previously contributed an essay about sexual violence in the punk community for 404ink’s Nasty Women, and she contributed illustrations to a new documentary titled So, Which Band Does Your Boyfriend Play In of which she was an inspiration for. The band is also in a mini-documentary about using sweat-shop free shirts to print their merch, more HERE. Since releasing the album, Petrol Girls has toured UK/EU with Thrice, Refused, La Dispute, War on Women and more.

Luke Bryan will headline this year’s Y Live Music Event in Youngstown, OH

LUKE BRYAN WILL HEADLINE THIS YEAR’S Y LIVE MUSIC EVENT WITH SPECIAL GUESTS MORGAN WALLEN AND CAYLEE HAMMACK!
JUNE 13 AT 7:00 PMYOUNGSTOWN STATE UNIVERSITY’S STAMBAUGH STADIUM
Ticketing information:
Tickets go on sale to the public Friday, March 13th at 10:00 AM local time.
Ticket start at just $45.00
Tickets can be purchased ONLINE ONLY at Ticketmaster.com 
Group sales (16 tickets or more) are available by contacting Joe Cantrell at JCantrell@jacmg.com
Stay tuned in to Y Live on social media for the latest pre-sale info and event updates! @YLIVEMUSICEVENT

Pittsburgh Death Metal Act, Automb Signs Deal With Witching Hour Productions

Pittsburgh based black metal outfit Automb has signed a record deal with the legendary Polish label Witching Hour Productions who have released albums for legends such as Behemoth, Vader, Hate, Batushka.

The American black metal ensemble AUTOMB returns with their highly anticipated new album entitled “Chaosophy”. The album consists of 9 songs of pure chaos and destruction. The runtime is 40 minutes.
Heavy, spacious and brilliant songwriting by Serge (ex-Necrophagia) is perfectly complemented by Scott Fuller’s (‪Morbid Angel‬) menacing drum work and Danielle’s punishing vocals & crushing bass. AUTOMB’s new album is a must-have for all the maniacs of old school black metal.Scott Fuller & Serge Streltsov were responsible for the album’s production while Wiesławski Brothers of Hertz studio were in charge of mastering. The cover was designed by Nestor Avalos. Additional graphic design was done by Piotr Szafraniec.
The album will be released as an 8-panel digipack and limited 12″ LP in two colors.
You can already check out the title track here: https://witchinghourproductions.bandcamp.com/album/chaosophy
The album can be ordered at:
https://store.witchinghour.pl/

CD/DIGITAL – premieres ‪March 27.‬
VINYL LP – premieres ‪April 15.‬

Tracklist:
1.Path of Return
2.Transmigration Omega
3.Chaosophy
4.Serpent of the Night
5.Selbstgott
6.Hel
7.Trishula
8.Cosmic Tyranny
9.Ragnarok

Line up:
Danielle Evans- Bass, Lead Vocals, Keys
Serge Streltsov- Guitars, Keys, Backing vocals (Necrophagia)
Scott Fuller- Session Drums (‪Morbid Angel‬)

Metallica: A Note from James

photo credit: Alan Welding 2019

Dear Metallica Family,

It pains me to write this, but I have to let all of you know that I cannot make it to Sonic Temple in Columbus and Louder Than Life in Louisville this year. As part of my continuing effort to get and stay healthy, I have critical recovery events on those weekends that cannot be moved. I apologize to all of our fans who have bought tickets for these festivals. We are working with the festival promoters to provide for refunds or exchanges. My intent with this statement is saying “I apologize” to each one of you. The reality is that I have not prioritized my health in the past year of touring and I now know that my mental health comes first. That might sound like a no-brainer for most of you but I didn’t want to let the Metallica team/family down and, I alone, completely compromised myself.

Looking on the brighter side, my therapy is going well. It was absolutely necessary for me to look after my mental, physical, and spiritual health.

I want to stress that the band will play all other announced 2020 shows.

I am looking forward to getting back to playing and seeing all our great South American fans in April. And, of course, playing the Epicenter in Charlotte, Welcome to Rockville in Daytona and Aftershock in Sacramento. We will still play two unique sets at each of these festivals.

Beyond 2020, I am optimistic about the blessings I have been given and what the future brings. I appreciate all the great prayers and support from everyone since I went into rehab last September. Like the moth into the flame, being human in this career has its huge challenges and can be difficult. Your understanding helps the healing.

– James


Thanks to Tool and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, who have graciously offered to step in for us at Sonic Temple; Louder Than Life headliners will be announced at a later date. Sonic Temple and Louder Than Life pass holders who would like to exchange their passes to see Metallica at another Danny Wimmer Presents festival, or would like to receive a refund, will be able to do so starting this Friday, February 28th. An email will be sent out to purchasers from Front Gate Ticketing on Friday at 10:00AM EST with complete exchange and refund details. For more information, visit SonicTempleFestival.com and LouderThanLifeFestival.com.

TOOL Announces Spring Tour Dates

Photo credit: Travis Shinn

TOOL, who recently took home the GRAMMY Award® for Best Metal Performance for the song “7empest,” has added an extensive Spring tour for North America.

The tour news arrives as the Los Angeles-based band wraps up a sold out Australasian tour, with the final two shows of the trek, back-to-back sold out performances at Auckland’s Spark Arena, happening later this week. The Sydney Morning Herald described the live offering as “an immersive art-rock experience that forced you to feel a little of everything. It was an intricate collage of light, sound and imagery.” The Fear Inoculum tour, which has seen the band performing in some cities for the first time in over a decade, has received widespread accolades with the Los Angeles Times calling it “impeccable,” the Chicago Tribune describing the performances as a “twisting multimedia rollercoaster of a concert” and The Arizona Republic describing the shows as “a visually breathtaking night of dystopian art-rock spectacle.”

The newly announced dates are:

April 16 Miami, FL American Airlines Arena

April 17 Orlando, FL Amway Center

April 19 Tampa, FL Amalie Arena

April 21 Charlotte, NC Spectrum Center

April 22 Charlottesville, VA John Paul Jones Arena

April 24 Baltimore, MD Royal Farms Arena

April 25 Uniondale, NY Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum

April 28 Montreal, QC Bell Centre

April 29 Quebec City, QC Videotron Centre

May 1 Wilkes Barre, PA Mohegan Sun Arena

May 2 Buffalo, NY KeyBank Centre

May 4 Toledo, OH Huntington Center

May 5 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena

May 29 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome

May 31 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena

June 2 Edmonton, AB Rogers Place

June 4 Winnipeg, MB Bell MTS Place

June 6 Minneapolis, MN Target Center

June 7 Sioux Falls, SD Denny Sanford Premier Center

June 9 Madison, WI Kohl Center

June 10 Moline, IL TaxSlayer Center

June 12 Manchester, TN  Bonnaroo Festival

June 13 St. Louis, MO Enterprise Center

June 16 Wichita, KS INTRUST Bank Arena

June 17 Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Energy Center

June 19 Colorado Springs, CO Broadmoor World Arena

June 22 Sacramento, CA Golden 1 Center

June 23 San Francisco, CA Chase Center

Tickets for the above dates are on-sale this Friday, Feb. 28 at 10 am local time, with the exception of Sioux Falls and St. Louis which are on-sale at 12 noon local time. A limited number of VIP packages are available exclusively to TOOL Army members via Toolband.com/vip-package this Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 10 am local time. Blonde Redhead opens April 16 to May 5; The Acid Helps opens May 29 to June 23 (except Bonnaroo performance).

Fear Inoculum (http://smarturl.it/TOOLFIa) arrived on Aug. 30 following years of anticipation. The album debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200, shattering sales and radio records while also earning widespread critical praise. NPR said, “Fear Inoculum was worth the 13-year wait,” The Atlantic declared the release “precise and devastating,” Revolver dubbed the 10-track album “a masterpiece that will be dissected for years to come” and Consequence of Sound said Fear Inoculum finds “TOOL in peak performance.”

Full list of TOOL tour dates:

February 28 Auckland, New Zealand Spark Arena

February 29 Auckland, New Zealand Spark Arena

March 9 Spokane, WA Spokane Arena

March 11 Portland, OR Moda Center

March 12 Eugene, OR Matthew Knight Center

March 14 Boise, ID Ford Idaho Center Arena

March 16 Salt Lake City, UT Maverik Center

April 16 Miami, FL American Airlines Arena

April 17 Orlando, FL Amway Center

April 19 Tampa, FL Amalie Arena

April 21 Charlotte, NC Spectrum Center

April 22 Charlottesville, VA John Paul Jones Arena

April 24 Baltimore, MD Royal Farms Arena

April 25 Uniondale, NY Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum

April 28 Montreal, QC Bell Centre

April 29 Quebec City, QC Videotron Centre

May 1 Wilkes Barre, PA Mohegan Sun Arena

May 2 Buffalo, NY KeyBank Centre

May 4 Toledo, OH Huntington Center

May 5 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena

May 29 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome

May 31 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena

June 2 Edmonton, AB Rogers Place

June 4 Winnipeg, MB Bell MTS Place

June 6 Minneapolis, MN Target Center

June 7 Sioux Falls, SD Denny Sanford Premier Center

June 9 Madison, WI Kohl Center

June 10 Moline, IL TaxSlayer Center

June 13 St. Louis, MO Enterprise Center

June 16 Wichita, KS Intrust Bank Arena

June 17 Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Energy Center

June 19 Colorado Springs, CO Broadmoor World Arena

June 22 Sacramento, CA Golden 1 Center

June 23 San Francisco, CA Chase Center

TOOL formed in 1990, releasing four multi-platinum studio albums: Undertow (1993), Ænima (1996), Lateralus (2001) and 10,000 Days (2006); two EPs: 72826 (1991) and Opiate (1992) and the limited-edition boxset Salival (2000). The band has won four GRAMMY Awards®: Best Metal Performance (1998, “Ænima”), Best Metal Performance (2002, “Schism”), Best Recording Package (2007, 10,000 Days) and Best Metal Performance (2020, “7empest”). TOOL is Danny Carey (drums), Justin Chancellor (bass), Adam Jones (guitar) and Maynard James Keenan (vocals).

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Reverb Nation Spotlight: Rosie Timmon, future superstar

One listen was all it took. As soon as you hear Rosie Timmon’s voice and hear her upbeat pop blend of music, you too will be hooked. Without a doubt, Rosie has a ton of potential to make her mark in the music biz and soon.

Timmon has been gigging around the Dublin music scene since Summer 2017 when she put together her first band. Since then, she has been writing and developing her sound. She has presented multiple performances over the years in venues such as Whelans, The Button Factory, The Workmans Club and Crowbar.

Her music is a blend of pop, soul and R&B that encompasses soulful vocals and articulate songwriting. She frequently works with Australian producer James Rubiolo and has featured on his track ‘Be Free’.

Timmon is also currently working with Irish Producer Aisling Jarvis on a new musical project and is set to perform on “The Real Radio Show” at their Singer-Songwriter Showcase in Queens, NY on March 14th. Timmon recently moved to New York City and hopes to gain recognition with her debut single both at home and across the water.

‘Sweet Love’ is the debut single of Irish pop/soul singer-songwriter, Rosie Timmon, and it is proof positive of her massive potential. ‘Sweet Love’ is an upbeat dance-pop track based on a long-distance relationship. Written from the perspective of someone in love and sure of what they want, the song explores a love so sweet and strong it’s worth waiting “a year or two” for.

Rosie’s next project is a collaboration with Sydney born house producer James Rubiolo on a song called “How You Make Me Love” which will be released on March 8th. She is also set to perform on “The Real Radio Show 24/7 Affiliate of Fox News Radio” at their Singer-Songwriter Showcase at Aloft Hotel in Queens NY on March 14th at 6 pm. She will be performing an acoustic version of “Sweet Love” as well as a new song she just wrote called “Jessie’s Song” along with an interview.

Rosie is working with a female Irish producer Aisling Jarvis on a new project as well. Together, they want to bring more diversity and female musicians to the electronic-house pop dance scene. Having recently moved to New York this past November, Rosie is trying to settle in and find her feet as well as find musicians to work with for live sets. Recently she linked up with a NY guitarist James Gardner to work on old and new songs to start gigging around the New York Music Scene.

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INTRONAUT to Kick Off North American Tour with Cult Of Luna and Emma Ruth Rundle

Los Angeles progressive metal veterans INTRONAUT are readying to kick off a North American tour supporting Cult Of Luna. The band will unite with Cult Of Luna on February 25th for tour kick off in Dallas, Texas. The trek will run through March 11th in San Diego, California with additional support provided by Emma Ruth RundleINTRONAUT will also make an appearance at Psycho Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada in August with more live dates to be announced in the weeks to come.

The band will be touring with Cynic/Trioscapes drummer Matt Lynch. Lynch will temporarily fill-in for drummer Alex Rüdinger due to Rüdinger’s prior commitments with Whitechapel. See all confirmed dates below.

INTRONAUT
w/ Cult Of Luna, Emma Ruth Rundle
2/25/2020 Trees – Dallas, TX
2/26/2020 Come and Take It Live – Austin, TX
2/27/2020 One Eyed Jacks – New Orleans, LA
2/28/2020 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
2/29/2020 Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
3/01/2020 Gramercy Theater – New York, NY
3/02/2020 Corona – Montreal, QC
3/03/2020 Opera House – Toronto, ON
3/04/2020 Metro – Chicago, IL
3/05/2020 Granada Theater – Lawrence, KS
3/06/2020 Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
3/07/2020 Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
3/09/2020 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
3/10/2020 Fonda Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
3/11/2020 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
8/14-16/2020 Psycho Las Vegas – Las Vegas, NV

INTRONAUT will be touring in support of their forthcoming new full-length, Fluid Existential Inversions, set for release February 28th via Metal Blade Records. It’s been a five-year gap since 2015’s The Direction Of Last Things, the longest between any two INTRONAUT records, but with good reason. “Some of this music was written within a week of the last record being released, and we originally wanted to get into the studio to make this album back in early 2017, but I think the band was kind of burnt out,” explains guitarist/vocalist Sacha Dunable, “and I personally was definitely burnt out, and we decided to take a year off before committing to a new album and the touring stuff that comes with it. After a little time off, I kept writing on my own and I realized I love making this music whether we’re an active band or not.

A change in the unit’s ranks set things back another year, but soon enough, they were back on track. The addition of drummer Alex Rüdinger (The FacelessWhitechapel) to the INTRONAUT lineup definitely played a key part in how the record came together, Dunable praising his obsessive work ethic and a, “dedication to his craft like I’ve never seen before.” With all the players in place, it was a case of getting down to work and creating the ultimate INTRONAUT album – which features keyboards for the first time in the band’s history.

When it came time to record Fluid Existential InversionsINTRONAUT once again teamed up with producer Josh Newell and spent a month locked in the studio with him. They invited previous collaborator Ben Sharp – AKA Cloudkicker – to be a part of the process, penning one of the main riffs of closer “Sour Everythings” and playing some guitar on both that track and “The Cull”. When it came to mixing the record, the band reached out to Kurt Ballou (ConvergeHigh On Fire), resulting in a unique finished product that stands apart from their catalogue.

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Tedeschi Trucks Band will be at the Youngstown Foundation Amphitheatre on July 8th

JUST ANNOUNCED! Tedeschi Trucks Band will be at The Youngstown Foundation Amphitheatre on July 8th! Tickets go on sale Friday, February 28th at 10 AM at the Southwoods Health Box Office located in the Covelli Centre or online at ticketmaster.com

Michael Stanley and the Resonators and Donnie Iris and the Cruisers will be at the Youngstown Foundation Amphitheatre on July 18th

JUST ANNOUNCED! Michael Stanley and the Resonators and Donnie Iris and the Cruisers will be at The Youngstown Foundation Amphitheatre on July 18th!Tickets go on sale Friday, February 28th at 10 AM at the Southwoods Health Box Office located in the Covelli Centre or online at ticketmaster.com

Judas Priest and Sabaton coming to Youngstown SEPT 24

Show Details:
September 24th at 7:30 pm, Doors at 6:30 pm
 
Pre-sale tickets are available Wednesday, 2/26 at 10 am 
until Thursday, 2/27 at 10 pm
with ONLINE ONLY password:
 “COVELLI” 


Public on-sale starts Friday, February 28th at 10 am


Ticket Prices: $102.75, $78.75, $68.75, $58.75, $48.75

Former Judas Priest Guitarist K.K DOWNING Announces Details on His New Band

K.K Downing, founding member of Judas Priest, today announces the name of his new band KK’s PRIEST. This all new band features some very familiar faces. With Downing on guitar, KK’s PRIEST features ex-Judas Priest members Tim “Ripper” Owens on vocals, who fronted the band for eight years and recorded two studio albums, Jugulator, featuring the GRAMMY® nominted track “Bullet Train,” and Demolition, plus two live albums, and Les Binks who was the drummer on the studio albums Stained Class and Killing Machine and the live album Unleashed in the East. They are joined by Tony Newton (Voodoo Six) on bass, and A.J. Mills (Hostile) on guitar. With the line-up complete, KK’s PRIEST is hard at work in the studio creating the band’s debut album which will be released globally by Explorer1 Music Group as a part of the partnership with K.K Downing signed early 2020. More details to come.

KK’s PRIEST is represented exclusively by Andy Gould for Explorer1, with Jim Morewood handling the band’s global bookings outside the U.S. for the K2 Agency. Extensive touring and festival dates are already being planned with KK’s PRIEST taking to stages around the world to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Judas Priest and K.K Downing’s career as a founding member. The band will deliver everything that fans would expect of Downing and his ability to deliver up everything that is Priest including newly written metal masterpieces.

“Forging ahead with KK’s PRIEST was not only inevitable, but was essential for me to perform and deliver everything that is expected from me and KK’s PRIEST” says K.K Downing. “Due to the massive demand and overwhelming support from fans around the world, I feel this is where I belong, and a set combining the true, classic songs and sound of Priest, together with great, newly forged metal tracks, is what fans can expect when KK’s PRIEST takes to stages around the world.”

Last summer K.K Downing made his first public appearance in almost 10 years, performing classic Judas Priest cuts at the Bloodstock Open Air Festival in the U.K. In November K.K Downing called on Tim “Ripper” Owens and Les Binks for a surprise, one-off performance, featuring Hostile’s A.J. Mills on guitar and David Ellefson from Megadeth on bass. The band performed a blistering set of classic Judas Priest songs as well as deep album cuts that have never been performed live. With an overwhelming response and the instant chemistry Downing, Owens and Binks shared on stage, KK’s PRIEST was born.

K.K Downing’s genre-defining guitar style helped establish Judas Priest‘s iconic sound and helped propelled them to one of the top Heavy Metal bands of all-time, earning numerous accolades including a GRAMMY® in 2010 for “Best Metal Performance,” a total of five GRAMMY® nominations and multi-platinum and gold releases.

…And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead Headlining Pittsburgh 4/26 | New LP Out Now

…And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead will resume their North American headline tour in support of their critically acclaimed new LP X: The Godless Void and Other Stories on April 21st in Quebec City. The spring run has Trail of Dead hitting New York City, DC, Boston, Atlanta, Chicago and more for the first time since the album was released on January 17th via Dine Alone Records. Tickets for all April and May shows will be on sale Friday, February 14th.

X: The Godless Void and Other Stories is the band’s 10th album, first new full-length studio release in six years and ushers in the band’s 25th year anniversary. The album has been met with raves from the press. Pitchfork called the LP, “…a true revelation from a band 25 years into the game…” and the Austin American Statesman added that The Godless Void is “…their catchiest and most tuneful in forever, an obvious highlight of their now-25-year career.” PREMIERGuitar gave the album a Spotlight Review, writing “Godless Void combines post-punk angst and remarkable musicality akin to T.o.D’s own influences, Rush and Sonic Youth, and matches it with spirited urgency” and Kerrang! a 4/5 rating, saying, “Texas alt-rock legends …Trail Of Dead return, as spiky and brilliant as ever.”

…And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead’s spring North American tour follows an extensive EU/UK trek that kicked off this week in Paris France and ends in London on March 11th. The overseas dates come on the heels of a sold-out North American run that started in Austin on January 14th, headed to Los Angeles for a release day show at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery before heading North. Tickets for the spring dates will go on sale this Friday, with all confirmed North American dates below.

April 21 – La Source de la Martiniere – Quebec City%
April 22 – The Ritz – Monteal%
April 24 – Horseshoe Tavern – Toronto%
April 25 – The 27 Club – Ottawa%
April 26 – Club Café – Pittsburgh, PA^
April 27 – Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL^
April 29 – Pyramid Scheme – Grand Rapids, MI^
April 30 – Ace of Cups – Columbus, OH^
May 1 – Voltage Lounge – Philadelphia, PA^
May 2 – Once Ballroom – Boston, MA^
May 3 – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY^
May 5 – Union Stage – Washington DC^
May 6 – Music Hall – Richmond, VA^
May 7 – Pinhook – Durham, NC^
May 8 – Drunken Unicorn – Atlanta, GA^
May 9 – The Social – Orlando, FL^
%with Whoop-Szo
^with Greenbeard

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