WIN 2 TICKETS TO THE BEYOND COMPOSERS CUT TOUR W/FABIO FRIZZI

Want to win 2 tickets to the show? Just repost and tag @pghmusicmag and @opusoneprod on IG or Pittsburgh Music Magazine and Opus One Productions on Facebook! Winner will be notified via DM after drawing this Sunday, Nov. 17.

Wanna see BLACK FAST & VEKTOR for FREE?

GET ON THE GUEST LIST!
Be Black Fast’s guest admin for the night and post live video on their Facebook page.
Include: Full Name, City/Venue, Age and Mobile #
DEADLINE: 10/21/16
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Requests will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis according to date/time stamp on email submission.
Must meet the venue’s minimum age requirement for attendance.
Not available on: 11/4 Indianapolis, 11/5 Chicago,  or 11/21 St. Louis

SCYTHIA and HeavyBlogisHeavy Announce the “Most Metal Couple” Valentine’s Day Photo Contest

Win a Signed Copy of “…Of Conquest” and a Pair of True Viking Drinking Horns! How Romantic!

 

New Album ‘… Of Conquest’ Hits Stores on February 25th

“Just a few weeks into 2014 and we already have an album that’s sure to reach some Top 10 lists by year’s end. …Of Conquest is simply spectacular.” – Pittsburgh Music Magazine

 

“Grab a mug of your finest ale and sit down and listen to these musical barbarians! You’ll be entirely glad you did! “…Of Conquest” is another great album that kick starts 2014 and blasts down all expectations!” – HeadbangorGTFO.com

 

“‘…Of Conquest’ is the band’s third full-length in unsigned-band-ville, yet it’s of the utmost sonic quality… if the Alestorm/Swashbuckle crew latches on to these Canucks, they shouldn’t remain an unsigned being for long.” – DeadRhetoric.com

 

 

Who says metal heads can’t be romantic? Canadian medieval metallers SCYTHIA andHeavyBlogisHeavy are teaming up today to bring you a very romantic photo contest for your Valentine’s Day week! If you and your sweetie are the most metal couple you know, and you think you can out-metal every lovebird in the land, then this is a contest for you! Plus, if you take the cake (or… chocolate covered strawberries…) you’ll win a pair of REAL drinking horns and a signed copy of …Of Conquest, courtesy of SCYTHIA!

 

That’s right! After weeks of tirelessly enduring a mighty tavern crawl and trekking through the deep tundra, SCYTHIA is ready to relax and enjoy Valentine’s Day before leaving again for tour. The band wants to see pictures of the most metal couples decked out in their best garb, striking their finest poses. Bonus points for costumes of a “medieval” nature! Send these pics to SCYTHIA via their Facebook page by February 14th and you could win the special prize pack mentioned above!

 

Single, you say? No problem! Think of a funny prop like a guitar, a broadsword or a neighbour and shoot the photo. Credit will be given for originality.

 

Now, a little bit more on those special drinking horns… “These horns are very special indeed.  These are genuine grade A, cow-horn drinking horns,” states guitarist/lead vocalist David Khan. “They have been procured from a burly Nordic merchant who goes by the name Ragnar. He wears chainmail to metal shows and his giant red beard flows majestically past his mid-section. Not to mention his penchant for fine ale and exotic wares.  These horns are a hot-commodity and this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to win not one but two!”

 

Head to HeavyblogisHeavy.com right now to read more about the contest.

 

 

As you now most certainly know by now, SCYTHIA’s upcoming album, …Of Conquest, hits stores on February 25, 2014. You can pre-order …Of Conquest now athttp://scythia.bandcamp.com/releases.

 

…Of Conquest, which in addition to power and folk metal influences also includes hints of progressive and death metal, is engineered/produced by Lasse Lammert (Alestorm, Gloryhammer, Halcyon Way, Svarsot) at LSD Studios in Lubeck, Germany, with co-production by Shaun Thingvold (Strapping Young Lad, Lamb of God, Fear Factory). The album is mixed byNino Laurenne (Ensiferum, Wintersun, Kiuas, Firewind) at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland. Mastering credits go to Svante Forsback (Rammstein, Firewind, Korpiklaani,Apocalyptica) at Chartmakers in Helsinki, Finland.

 

 

SCYTHIA will hit the road this spring on a tour Canada and the Northwest U.S.! See below for tour dates and stay tuned for more coming soon.

 

SCYTHIA Tour Dates:

Mar 29th: Edmonton, AB @ Pawn Shop w/ Ides of Winter, Eye of Horus, Ironstorm

Apr 3rd: Golden, BC @ Rockwater Grill

Apr 4th: Vancouver, BC @ Funky Winkerbeans w/ Iron Kingdom, 88 Mile Trip, Alchemy Chamber

Apr 5th: Longview, WA @ L&J Grill w/ Within the Pyre, Zorakarer

Apr 7th: Seattle, WA @ Two Bit Saloon w/ Zorakarer, Fallen Angels

Apr 8th: Portland, OR @ Tonic Lounge w/ Gorgon Stare, Terraclipse

Apr 19th: Calgary, AB @ Lord Nelson’s Pub w/ Viathyn, Enemyus, Skymir

Apr 26th: Calgary, AB @ The D w/ Wacken Battle

 

 

Last year, SCYTHIA released their new music video for ‘Bear Claw Tavern’ via Guitar World, and it instantly went viral with over 80,000 views in less than a month’s time. Even io9 called it “20 Times Better Than ‘The Hobbit’! Watch the video now, here:http://youtu.be/pHytTKn9w70.

 

Formed in 2008, SCYTHIA’s music is recognized throughout their home country for its rich, poetic storytelling and epic melodies. A few years back, the band was nominated for the Best Metal Group/Duo for Canada’s Sirius XM Indies – Independent Music Awards, amongst other reputable Canadian metal bands. Other nominees included Bison B.C, Derelict, Devin Townsend Project and Mares Of ThraceSCYTHIA delivered their first album Of War in 2010, and released an EP, For The Bear, in 2012.

 
SCYTHIA is:

Dave Khan – guitars, main vocals

Terry Savage – bass, harsh vocals

Jeff Black – keyboards, back-up vocals

Celine Derval – Drums, back-up vocals

 

 

Learn more about SCYTHIA at:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Scythiametal

Twitter : www.twitter.com/ScythiaMetal
Website : www.scythia.ca
YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/ScythiaBand

CHRYSALIS and PunkNews.org Unleash Exclusive Track ‘My Forsaken’ and Lyric Video for ‘Sounds of the Playground’

SoCal-local experimental hard rock group CHRYSALIS are back and ready to release their first new album in seven years, entitled Focus On The Center. The album is out onFebruary 11, 2014, but PunkNews.org has an exclusive look at the track ‘My Forsaken’, as well as a lyric video for the track ‘Sounds of the Playground’. You can check out both songs now, exclusively via PunkNews.org, here.

 

You can pre-order Focus On The Center via iTunes now at this link.

 

Want to win a signed copy of Focus On The Center? Submit your answer to Vents Magazine’s tweet trivia question on Twitter at this link.

 

Boasting an inspiring and eclectic sound that sets them apart from their contemporaries,CHRYSALIS will appeal to fans of various rock, hard rock, and metal sub-genres. Focus On The Center was recorded by John Miller and Kris Comeaux (Red Jumpsuit ApparatusLorene Drive), produced by John Miller, and mixed/mastered by Danny Concho (formerly of The Waiting Hurt).

 

CHRYSALIS formed in Barstow, CA in 2003. In 2006, CHRYSALIS released a full-length, self-titled symphonic metal influenced album at the height of the emo and post-hardcore scene. The 2006 release not only charted as one of the top all time sellers in the Gothic Metal genre on CDbaby, but also found a rabid foreign audience as streams in Europe steadily increased.

 

In addition to heightened sales, CHRYSALIS earned a spot on the Vans Warped Tour in2009. Following the tour, the band shared the stage with the likes of Agent Orange, TSOL, A Day to Remember, Powerman 5000, Fear Before, Heavy Heavy Low Low, and The Apex Theory.

 

 

CHRYSALIS is:

“Yessi Burton” – Vocals, Studio Guitars, Keys

Gabe Gallego – Guitars

Chris Norris – Guitars, Vocals

Jared Sturgis – Bass

Billy Norris – Drums

 

For more information on CHRYSALIS, please visit these websites:

www.ChrysalisBand.com

www.Facebook.com/ChrysalisBand

www.Twitter.com/ChrysalisBand

www.Youtube.com/ChrysalisMusic

Against Me! Performing On Letterman WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29

“Laura Jane Grace still barks her lyrics with fiercely assertive intelligence. The end result is just as catchy and anthemic as the terrific speedball punk records that precede it.” – NPR

“Crisp, distinct and vibrant” – The New York Times

“One of the most incisive and life-affirming rock albums of the ’10s.” – SPIN

“It is a lacerating, powerful work that is universal in its sweep and wrenching

 in its detail.” – The Washington Post

STREAM: “FUCKMYLIFE666” (SoundCloud)

Against Me! is proud to announce the release of their brand new album,Transgender Dysphoria Blues. The album, which has been released via the band’s own label, Total Treble, in North America, Resist Records in Australia and Xtra Mile Recordings to the rest of the world, is now available in stores and online through all digital retailers as well as the Total Treble webstore where exclusive vinyl and bundles are currently being offered. To celebrate the release of the album, Against Me! will be making an appearance on The Late Show With David Letterman thisWednesday, January 29 where they will perform their song “FUCKMYLIFE666” from Transgender Dysphoria Blues.

Transgender Dysphoria Blues is the intense follow-up to the band’s previous full-length album, White Crosses, and stands as another major benchmark for the band and its career spanning 10+ years. Recorded at Studio 606, Earth Sound Studio, Motor Studio, Total Treble Studio and mixed by Billy Bush (Garbage, Muse, Tegan and Sara), Transgender Dysphoria Blues is an insightful and highly-provocative 10-song offering written by frontwoman Laura Jane Grace, whose material examines one’s grappling with gender dysphoria, the loss of a young friend and pure self discovery, as well as love and ultimate acceptance. Featuring Grace’s signature, explicit songwriting and dominant vocals, the album also features longtime guitarist/vocalist James Bowman, drummer Atom Willard and Fat Mike of NOFXon bass for “FUCKMYLIFE666” and “Unconditional Love.”

With its lineup firmly in place that includes new bassist Inge Johansson of The (International) Noise Conspiracy, Against Me! will continue to tour North America and the rest of the world throughout 2014. Tour dates to be announced shortly.

Purchase Transgender Dysphoria BluesiTunes | Amazon

 

Win an Autographed Copy of Against Me!’s “Transgender Dysphoria Blues”

We have two autographed copies of Transgender Dysphoria Blues from Against Me! all for our readers to win!  All you need to do is go to our Facebook page, make sure you LIKE us, and tell us in a message why you deserve the autographed copy.  The winner will be contacted by Facebook and receive the prize directly from RedMusic.  Contest ends January 30th so get those entries in!

Transgender Dysphoria Blues is the intense follow-up to the Against Me!’s previous full-length album, White Crosses, and stands as another major benchmark for the band and its career spanning 10+ years. Recorded at Studio 606, Earth Sound Studio, Motor Studio, Total Treble Studio and mixed by Billy Bush (Garbage, Muse, Tegan and Sara), Transgender Dysphoria Bluesis an insightful and highly-provocative 10-song offering written by frontwoman Laura Jane Grace, whose material examines one’s grappling with gender dysphoria, the loss of a young friend and pure self discovery, as well as love and ultimate acceptance. Featuring Grace’s signature, explicit songwriting and dominant vocals, the album also features longtime guitarist/vocalist James Bowman, drummer Atom Willard and Fat Mike of NOFX on bass for “FUCKMYLIFE666” and “Unconditional Love.”

http://www.againstme.net/

ReverbNation Announces “Women In Rock” Battle of the Bands Competition

Perform at Your Local Stop of the REVOLVER HOTTEST CHICKS IN HARD ROCK Tour –

ReverbNation Announces “Women In Rock” Battle of the Bands Competition

 

Tour Featuring SICK PUPPIES, LACUNA COIL, EYES SET TO KILL & CILVER

The REVOLVER Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock tour is the world’s first and only heavy metal and hard rock tour featuring today’s hottest female-driven artists! Do you have a woman in your band? Does your band have what it takes to perform alongside Sick Puppies, Lacuna Coil, Eyes Set To Kill and Cilverat your local stop of the REVOLVER Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock tour? Here’s your chance!

 

5-10 ReverbNation bands will be selected in each city to perform live at a Battle of the Bands. The “winner” of each battle will perform on theREVOLVER Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock tour in their market. If you submit your ReverbNation Press Kit (RPK) to the tour market closest to you, you are on your way! All 5-10 selected bands in each tour market will be contacted by the local promoter to play a live battle of the bands in that tour market. One (1) winner from each battle will open up that city’s REVOLVER Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock tour date and win prizes!

 

Additionally, one (1) overall winner from ALL local winners will be selected by the REVOLVER Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock tour producers and crowned the overall winner of the battle of the bands! The winner will be featured inREVOLVER MAGAZINE and be given a COLDCOCK Whiskey band sponsorship!

 

CLICK HERE to submit your band and learn more about this opportunity from ReverbNation!

 

 

As mentioned above, this year’s REVOLVER Hottest Chicks in Hard Rocktour line-up includes Los Angeles-via-Australia’s Billboard-chart topping rockersSick Puppies, Italian melodic metal front-runners Lacuna Coil, Arizona rock/metal outfit Eyes Set To Kill, and New York rock newcomers Cilver. The REVOLVER Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock tour is sponsored by High River Sauces, LP Media Consulting, Outerloop Management, Capitol Records, Century Media Records, Drill Down Entertainment, ReverbNation, Live Nation, House of Blues, and Vivogig.

 

Want an up close and personal behind-the-scenes look at your localREVOLVER Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock tour stop? Special, exclusive VIP packages are available now at www.hottestchickstour.com. Two tiers (Premium/Platinum) of VIP packages are available, with very limited Platinum packages (two per band, per show) being made available which include the opportunity to stand side stage! All packages receive a one-year subscription toREVOLVER MAGAZINE, along with some other limited edition merchandise.

 

 

The REVOLVER Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock Tour Dates:

2/20 – Wilmington, NC @ Ziggy’s By The Sea

2/21 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

2/22 – Lexington, KY @ Buster’s Billiards and Backroom

2/23 – West Springfield, VA @ Empire

2/24 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza

2/26 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium

2/27 – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club

2/28 – Columbus, OH @ Alrosa Villa

3/01 – Joliet, IL @ Mojoes

3/02 – South Bend, IN @ Club Fever

3/05 – Broussard, LA @ The Station

3/06 – Houston, TX @ Scout Bar

3/07 – Austin, TX @ Club Infest

3/08 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill

3/10 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall

3/12 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex

3/14 – Spokane, WA @ The Knitting Factory

3/15 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven

3/19 – West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues

3/20 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues

 

 

ABOUT THE BANDS:

 

SICK PUPPIES:

Los Angeles via Australia modern rock trio Sick Puppies slammed into the scene in 2006 with their groundbreaking “Free Hugs,” video, which has garnered more than 40 million views on YouTube to date. The video, which accompanied the band’s song “All The Same,” earned Sick Puppies exposure on Oprah, Jay Leno, “60 Minutes” and CNN. It also propelled “All the Same” into a top requested single at commercial radio stations across North America. Years before YouTube, Sick Puppies were winning prestigious commendations, including “Best Song” from Triple J Unearthed, and “Best Live Performance” from the Australian Live Music Awards. The Australian edition of Rolling Stone even called Sick Puppies “the most dynamic new band in the country.” This past year saw the release of their most recent album, Connect (via Capitol Records), which garnered the band an impressive #17 debut on the Billboard Top 200 chart. With infectious tunes, a jaw-dropping stage show and equal doses of hits and hugs, Sick Puppies are striking a blow against the horde of faceless modern rock bands that are virtually all the same.

 

LACUNA COIL:

Moving and powerful, mysterious and serpentine, the music of Lacuna Coil has always been somewhat of a mystery to nail down. Too brawny to be gothic, yet too melodic to be purely metal, the band has carved a path all its own with their unique sound and undeniable songwriting prowess. Fans are in store for a real treat this time around, as the band will debut songs from their newly recorded album; the Jay Baumgardner produced Broken Crown Halo, which is set for an April 1 release date through Century Media Records.

 

EYES SET TO KILL:

Eyes Set To Kill have been providing fans with an outlet for their aggression since they first emerged from Phoenix, Arizona in 2003. Since then, they have amassed over 1.3 million Facebook likes, covered USA Today, and landed on Alternative Press’s coveted “100 Bands You Need to Know List”. On the road, they’ve developed into a veritable whirlwind, sharing stages with everyone from Papa Roach to Black Veil Brides. They’ve crossed the globe four times on tour and even headlined a festival in Jakarta in front of 8,000-plus fans. Their new album Masks is out now via Century Media Records, produced by Steve Evetts (Suicide Silence, The Dillinger Escape Plan).

 

CILVER:

Emerging from the New York, NY rock scene, Cilver, fronted by Uliana, one of the 2014 Revolver’s Hottest Chicks In Hard Rock, is quickly making a name for themselves. With their debut single, “In My Head”, which features Bumblefoot of Guns n’ Roses, the band has garnered attention from Revolver Magzine, Metal Insider, Blabbermouth, and many other sites. “In My Head” has also been the “Flavor Of The Week” on Music Choice TV and has been getting spins on Sirius XM Octane, along with dozens of other national radio stations. Cilver’s debut EP, “In My Head” will be independently released on January 21. Check out their video and single at www.cilverband.com.

 

 

For more information on the REVOLVER Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock tour and this year’s amazing line-up, visit the links below:

 

BANDS:

www.sickpuppies.com

www.lacunacoil.it

www.facebook.com/eyessettokill

www.facebook.com/cilver 

 

TOUR:

www.hottestchickstour.com

www.facebook.com/HottestChicksTour

www.twitter.com/hcihrtour

www.instagram.com/hcihrtour

 

REVOLVER MAGAZINE:

www.revolvermag.com

 

Go On “Holiday” With SCORPIONS/Win the New CD/DVD

BRAND NEW VIDEO FROM LEGENDARY INTERNATIONAL HARD ROCKERS
SCORPIONS HAS EXCLUSIVE WORLDWIDE PREMIERE ON USA TODAY.COM
SCORPIONS fans worldwide can check out the exclusive worldwide premiere of the brand new live performance video for “Holiday” on USA Today.com. The never-before-seen (or heard) video was recorded during the beautifully orchestrated stripped-down concerts that became SCORPIONS’ forthcoming CD/DVD and Blu-Ray release, MTV UNPLUGGED, but does not appear on any configuration of the releases.”Holiday” |  On USA Today.com

Due out in North America on January 21st, material from MTV UNPLUGGED is taken from SCORPIONS’ first-ever “MTV Unplugged” show and features new acoustic versions of their best-loved classic hits, as well as five brand new songs. MTV UNPLUGGED will be available in North America as a deluxe CD + DVD package and as a Blu-Ray, and is being released in 50 countries, a testament to the German band’s iconic status worldwide.

Recorded and filmed on September 11th and September 12th of last year,  SCORPIONS MTV UNPLUGGED was culled from two dynamic acoustic sets at the Lycabettus Theatre in Athens, Greece. The spectacular open-air theatre, situated 300 meters above the city, was an impressive backdrop for the first-ever open-air show in the history of “MTV Unplugged” (the theatre also shares a birth year withSCORPIONS themselves, having been built in 1965.). In other news, SCORPIONS are still in the midst of their epic Farewell World Tour; the tour has been going on for more than three years now. To the delight of their fans there is no end in sight, as to date the band has only played 23 out of the 38 countries planned on the itinerary.

SCORPIONS are Klaus Meine (vocals/guitar), Rudolf Schenker (guitars/vocals), Matthias Jabs (guitars), Pawel Maciwoda (bass) and James Kottak (drums); additional musical support on MTV UNPLUGGED includes contributions from Swedish musicians and producers Mikael Nord Andersson (guitars, mandolin, lap steel, vocals) and Martin Hansen (guitars, harmonica, vocals). The duo is also responsible for the arrangements on MTV UNPLUGGED.

SCORPIONS are one of the most successful international hard rock bands of all time, selling upwards of 75 million records worldwide and playing more than 5,000 concerts in 80+ countries globally. Formed in Germany in 1965, the band has come to be known for their colossal radio and MTV hits “Rock You Like A Hurricane,” “No One Like You” and “Wind Of Change,” as well as their status as international rock ambassadors. VH1 ranked SCORPIONS as the #46 Artist on the “Greatest Artists Of Hard Rock” special, while “Rock You Like A Hurricane” came in at #18 on VH1’s “Greatest Hard Rock Songs”. The band recently received a star on the Hollywood Rock Walk in Los Angeles. To date, the Scorpions have released 18 studio albums and 5 live records.

You can win the new Scorpions CD/DVD from Pittsburgh Music Magazine! Just go here for instructions!!!

  
SCORPIONS Online
Official Website | Facebook 

Win the New Scorpions “MTV Unplugged” or Los Lonely Boys “Revelation” From Pittsburgh Music Magazine!

Six lucky winners could win copies of either Scorpions “MTV Unplugged” or Los Lonely Boys “Revelation” courtesy of RedMusic and Pittsburgh Music Magazine!  All you have to do is go to our Facebook page, make sure you LIKE our page, and then message us via Facebook as to why you should win either the Scorpions or The Los Lonely Boys newest release.  Contest ends January 30th, 2014 so hurry up with those entries!  Winners will be notified by Facebook message.  Employees of RedMusic and Pittsburgh Music Magazine ineligible.

Scorpions “MTV Unplugged”: The first-ever “Unplugged” set from the legendary German rock band. Available as a CD/DVD combo as well as a blu-ray DVD. Recorded and filmed just a few months ago on September 11th and September 12th of this year, SCORPIONS’ MTV Unplugged was culled from two dynamic acoustic sets at the Lycabettus Theatre in Athens, Greece. The spectacular open-air theatre, situated 300 meters above the city, was an impressive backdrop for the first-ever open-air show in the history of “MTV Unplugged” (the theater also shares a birth year with SCORPIONS themselves, having been built in 1965, the same year the band formed). In other news, SCORPIONS are still in the midst of their epic Farewell World Tour; the tour has been going on for more than three years now. To the delight of their fans there is no end in sight, as to date the band has only played 23 out of the 38 countries planned on the itinerary.

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Los Lonely Boys “Revelation”: The latest album by the Grammy-winning “Texican” rock trio is their first since guitarist Henry Garza took a nasty fall from the stage last year. Revelation – to be released January 21st, 2014 on the band’s own LonelyTone imprint Jan. 21, 2014, in association with the respected Austin-based indie Playing in Traffic and MRI – is a landmark release for the siblings. While maintaining the infectiously melodic mix of bluesy rock ‘n’ roll and rootsy brown-eyed soul that’s long endeared Los Lonely Boys to its fiercely loyal fan base, Revelation adds an expansive range of new sonic elements, e.g. the conjunto touches of “Blame It On Love,” the reggae groove of “Give A Little More,” the rustic acoustic textures of “It’s Just My Heart Talkin’ and the baroque pop elements of “There’s Always Tomorrow.”

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Amon Amarth to Premiere “Father of the Wolf”; Ticket Giveaway Now Live

AMON AMARTH premiere epic production video for “Father Of The Wolf” at Las Vegas show

US tour scheduled to begin in January – ticket giveaway now live!

AMON AMARTH is pleased to announce they will be premiering the stunning production video for the track “Father Of The Wolf” at the first date of the US tour-taking place in Las Vegas onFriday January 17. For fans attending this show, make sure to follow Amon Amarth’s and Metal Blade Records’ Twitter and Facebook pages for info on what time the video will be played at the kickoff date of the tour. Fans not attending this show will be able to view this epic music video, which is more like a mini movie, at metalblade.com/amonamarth onSaturday January 18.

Don’t forget to catch the Swedish heavy metal titans AMON AMARTH live this January/February 2014 as the band headlines the US in support of their newly released albumDeceiver of The Gods. Very special guest on the dates will be Enslaved with additional support from Skeletonwitch.

Thanks to our friends at Live Nation and Blabbermouth, fans can enter to win a pair of tickets to one of the shows listed below by entering HERE. Rules and restrictions apply and can be found on the contest page.

AMON AMARTH
+ ENSLAVED
+ SKELETONWITCH
Friday, January 17 – Las Vegas, NV @ House Of Blues
Saturday, January 18 – Phoenix, AZ @ Club Red
Monday, January 20 – San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live
Tuesday, January 21 – Dallas, TX @ House Of Blues
Wednesday, January 22 – Houston, TX @ House Of Blues
Friday, January 24 – Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage
Saturday, January 25 – Tampa, FL @ The Ritz
Sunday, January 26 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
Monday, January 27 – Orlando, FL @ House Of Blues (*no Skeletonwitch)
Wednesday, January 29 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
Thursday, January 30 – Norfolk, VA @ The NorVA
Friday, January 31 – Silver Springs, MD @ The Fillmore
Saturday, February 1 – Boston, MA @ House Of Blues
Monday, February 3 – Philadelphia, PA @ TLA
Tuesday, February 4 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
Wednesday, February 5 – Huntington, NY @ Paramount
Thursday, February 6 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Small’s
Friday, February 7 – Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues
Saturday, February 8 – Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights
Sunday, February 9 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre
Tuesday, February 11 – Denver, CO @ Summit Theatre
Wednesday, February 12 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Murray Theater
Friday, February 14 – San Francisco, CA @ The Regency
Saturday, February 15 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
Sunday, February 16 – San Diego, CA @ House Of Blues (* No Enslaved)

Tickets are available now at: http://amonamarth.com/tour

Deceiver of the Gods shattered the band’s previous sales records around the world. The album landed at #19 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart and #19 on the Top Current Albums Chart. The band’s last album, Surtur Rising, entered the Top 200 Chart at #34 making Deceiver of the Gods the band’s highest charting record to date. In Germany, Deceiver of the Godsentered the Top 100 Chart at #3, the official Media Market/Saturn Chart at #3 and the German Media Control Weekend Trend Chart at #2. Deceiver of the Gods came in at #9 on Canada’s Top 200 Chart, #2 on the Hard Music Charts and #21 on the Digital Music Chart. Additionally, the record came in at #2 on the iTunes Metal Chart, #2 on the iTunes Rock Chart and #7 on the iTunes Top 200. In the UK, the record entered the official Album Charts at #67, the Rock/Metal Chart at #4 and the Independent Chart at #14 marking the highest UK chart placements for the band yet. Elsewhere, Deceiver of the Gods came in at #9 on the Top 100 Album Chart in Switzerland, #7 on the Austrian Top 100, #9 in Sweden, #27 in Denmark, #51 in France, #34 in Czech Republic and #51 in Hungary.

Keep up to date on all things Amon Amarth at the following locations:

http://www.metalblade.com/amonamarth
http://www.amonamarth.com
http://www.facebook.com/OfficialAmonAmarth
http://twitter.com/amonamarthband
http://deceiver.amonamarth.com

Win Signed DETHKLOK Merchandise via Music Connection Magazine // Listen to THE NERDIST Podcast Featuring METALOCALYPSE Mastermind Brendon Small

Win Signed DETHKLOK Merchandise via Music Connection Magazine

 

Listen to THE NERDIST Podcast Featuring METALOCALYPSE Mastermind Brendon Small

 

Pre-Order Your Hard Copy CD of the “METALOCALYPSE: the DOOMSTAR REQUIEM A KLOK OPERA” Soundtrack NOW viawww.BrendonSmall.com and Amazon.com

 

In celebration of last week’s METALOCALYPSE: the DOOMSTAR REQUIEM A KLOK OPERA soundtrack pre-order launch, Music Connection Magazine is giving away a special signed DETHKLOK prize pack, hand-picked and signed by Brendon Small himself! The winner will receive a t-shirt, hoodie, beanie and business tie (as Music Connection puts it, even the work place deserves a little bit of metal). Only one winner will be selected so simply email your name to intern@musicconnection.com or enter at www.musicconnection.com/win-signed-dethklok-merch and read carefully for more information.

 

Brendon Small recently made a guest appearance on popular comedy podcast The Nerdist with Chris Hardwick— talking guitars, his musical projects, and more. Take a listen at the podcast audio here: http://www.nerdist.com/2013/12/nerdist-podcast-brendon-small/

 

The official original score soundtrack for METALOCALYPSE: the DOOMSTAR REQUIEM A KLOK OPERA has been available via iTunes in digital format since October, but fans can now pre-order the CD version atwww.brendonsmall.com (click STORE or go direct towww.brendonsmall.spinshop.com) and Amazon.com, and can find it in stores beginning February 25, 2014.

 

The digital deluxe edition of the soundtrack is also available now viawww.brendonsmall.com, which includes a special “Making Of” featurette, containing interviews with musicians and actors involved in the special and soundtrack, as well as information involving every step from the writing to recording process. The deluxe edition of the METALOCALYPSE: the DOOMSTAR REQUIEM A KLOK OPERA soundtrack also includes the full libretto (the opera script in text form). Again, the deluxe edition is ONLY viawww.brendonsmall.com and his TOPSPIN store.

 

As mentioned previously, METALOCALYPSE: the DOOMSTAR REQUIEM A KLOK OPERA is a full blown musical featuring a fifty-piece orchestra. This full-length soundtrack features the intense, driving metal that DETHKLOK fans clamor for, as well as orchestral movements (produced by Brendon Small and Emmy winning composer Bear McCreary (Battlestar Galactica/Walking Dead). Legendary powerhouse metal drummer Gene Hoglan returns to join Brendon and DETHKLOK. Other musicians include bassist Bryan Beller (DETHKLOK/THE ARISTOCRATS/ JOE SATRIANI), and Mike Keneally (DETHKLOK, FRANK ZAPPA, JOE SATRIANI).

 

METALOCALYPSE: the DOOMSTAR REQUIEM A KLOK OPERA aired on Sunday, October 27th at Midnight (ET/PT) on Adult Swim. The television special included guests Jack Black, Mark Hamill, Malcolm McDowell, and Cannibal Corpse’s George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher.

More information is coming soon. Please visit www.brendonsmall.com for more information on the music, and www.adultswim.com for information on the television special.

For more updates, follow Brendon Small on Twitter at @_brendonsmall.

Ten Years Of Seventh Rule: Win Entire Vinyl Discography

A note from the Seventh Rule Recordings HQ: “Seventh Rule has been around for ten years now, and it’s been a beautiful blur. We’ve seen highs and lows, but are happy and thankful to all the people who continue to support us through the years. Such a milestone deserves a contest of epic proportions, so we decided that in honor of our Ten-Year Anniversary, we will be giving away our vinyl discography to one lucky person. More than half of the records listed are out-of-print!”

The Ten-Year Glitch Prize Package includes one of each of the following:
Sweet Cobra – Praise LP (Red Vinyl)
Akimbo – Elephantine LP (180G Vinyl)
Buried At Sea – She Lived For Others But Died For Us | Single Sided / Etched LP (Swirl Grey Vinyl)
Indian – The Unquiet Sky 2XLP (BLOOD RED#11 + EASTER YELLOW #2 Asidebside Vinyl)
The Makai – The End Of All You Know LP (Grey Marble Vinyl)
Indian- Slights And Abuse LP (Coke Bottle Clear Vinyl)
Indian – The Sycophant LP (Bloody Sun Vinyl)
Sweet Cobra – Bottom Feeder Single Sided / Etched LP (Black Vinyl)
Wetnurse – Invisible City 2XLP (#7 Green / Black Splatter Vinyl)
Light Yourself On Fire – Intimacy LP (Yellow / Black Nuclear Style Vinyl)
Millions – Gather Scatter LP (Crystal Clear Vinyl)
Coffinworm – When All Became None LP (Bong Load Green Vinyl)
The Swan King – Eyes Like Knives LP (180G Vinyl)
Batillus – Furnace LP (180G Vinyl)
Atriarch – Forever The End LP (Crypt White Marbled Vinyl)
Thergothon – Stream From The Heavens (Reissue) LP (180G Orange Vinyl)
Wizard Rifle – Speak Loud Say Nothing LP (Vinyl Bong Random Colored Vinyl)
Author & Punisher – Ursus Americanus LP (Grey And White Marbled Vinyl)
Stoneburner – Sickness Will Pass LP (Blood Marbled Vinyl)
Atriarch – Ritual Of Passing LP (Rozz Williams Red Vinyl)
Author & Punisher – Women & Children LP (White #1 With Black Splatter Vinyl)
Gnaw – Horrible Chamber LP (Silver P19 With Red #3 Haze Vinyl)

To Enter: Email your name and address to: Tenyearglitch@Seventhrule.com

The entry deadline is December 31 at Midnight PST. The winner will be drawn shortly thereafter. Only one entry per person and PLEASE make sure to use a legitimate email address we can contact you with should you win.

And while you are waiting in anticipation, make sure to visit our online store and harness our 33% off $20+ sale with coupon code “10YRFTW.”

 

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Interviews and a contest at Scene Point Blank from The Ocean, Sadgiqacea, Caina, and Less Than Jake

Check out some good things happening at Scene Point Blank who are doing some awesome music journalism…

http://www.scenepointblank.com/features/interviews/the-ocean/

http://www.scenepointblank.com/features/interviews/sadgiqacea/

http://www.scenepointblank.com/features/interviews/caina-2/

 

And a giveaway of the new Less Than Jake here:

http://www.scenepointblank.com/competitions/win-new-less-than-jake

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Win a SOLD OUT Limited Edition ASG MOTÖRHEAD Guitar

‘Tis the season! MOTÖRHEAD is giving thanks to fans by offering up a killer new prize via CraveOnline.com. Fans can enter to win a brand new, limited edition collector’s model of the ASG MOTÖRHEAD guitar (pictured above), which is currently sold out through ASG. Learn more about the guitar and enter to win at CraveOnline.com now.

 

MOTÖRHEAD’s new album Aftershock garnered their biggest selling first week and highest US chart debut numbers to date! You can order Aftershocknow in Limited Edition Digipack format via Amazon.com at this link. The album is also available in regular CD format and vinyl (gatefold – 180-Gram Single LP).

 

The new music video for the track ‘Heartbreaker’ debuted in October via Rolling Stone at this location. Take a look! The video is produced by EPIGRAPHICS and features animated sketch art drawn by the man himself, Lemmy Kilmister. The video also features special live footage taken at several of the band’s recent top performances at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods, Wacked Open Air, Rock In Rio, and more.

 

 

Learn more about MOTÖRHEAD at these websites:

 

Official Lemmy Facebook: www.facebook.com/OfficialLemmy

Official MOTÖRHEAD Facebook: www.facebook.com/OfficialMotorhead

Official MOTÖRHEAD Twitter: @MyMotorhead

Official MOTÖRHEAD Website: www.imotorhead.com

Shred Along with the “METALOCALYPSE: the DOOMSTAR REQUIEM A KLOK OPERA” Soundtrack – Win a Gibson Snow Falcon

The official original score soundtrack for METALOCALYPSE: the DOOMSTAR REQUIEM A KLOK OPERA is available now via iTunes. So, now that you have your copy, don’t you want to shred along with the world’s seventh largest economy? Now you can! Head over to CraveOnline.com to win a brand new, extra special Gibson Brendon Small Snow Falcon Flying V Prototype guitar. These guitars are not available for purchase yet and are so new, the specs for it haven’t even been released! Enter to win here.

Okay, so now you have your guitar. You need a bit more gear to make that thing sing, right? Turn your attention to GuitarWorld.com, where for another week you can enter to win a Marshall MG15CFXMS Micro-Stack Guitar Amp! Enter to win at this location.

The deluxe edition of the soundtrack is also available now via www.brendonsmall.com, which includes a special “Making Of” featurette, containing interviews with musicians and actors involved in the special and soundtrack, as well as information involving every step from the writing to recording process. The deluxe edition of the METALOCALYPSE: the DOOMSTAR REQUIEM A KLOK OPERA soundtrack also includes the full libretto (the opera script in text form). Again, the deluxe edition is ONLY via www.brendonsmall.com and his TOPSPIN store.

As mentioned previously, METALOCALYPSE: the DOOMSTAR REQUIEM A KLOK OPERA is a full blown musical featuring a fifty-piece orchestra. This full-length soundtrack features the intense, driving metal that DETHKLOK fans clamor for, as well as orchestral movements (produced by Brendon Small and Emmy winning composer Bear McCreary (Battlestar Galactica/Walking Dead). Legendary powerhouse metal drummer Gene Hoglan returns to join Brendon and DETHKLOK. Other musicians include bassist Bryan Beller (DETHKLOK/THE ARISTOCRATS/ JOE SATRIANI), and Mike Keneally (DETHKLOK, FRANK ZAPPA, JOE SATRIANI).

 

METALOCALYPSE: the DOOMSTAR REQUIEM A KLOK OPERA aired on Sunday, October 27th at Midnight (ET/PT) on Adult Swim. The television special included guests Jack Black, Mark Hamill, Malcolm McDowell, and Cannibal Corpse’s George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher.

More information is coming soon. Please visit www.brendonsmall.com for more information on the music, and www.adultswim.com for information on the television special.

For more updates, follow Brendon Small on Twitter at @_brendonsmall.

CLUTCH Earth Rocker Live Double Vinyl Picture Disc – Pre Orders Available Now

CLUTCH Earth Rocker Live Double Vinyl 

Picture Disc – Pre Orders Available Now 

CLUTCH‘s Earth Rocker Live is set for a November 26threlease date via Weathermaker Music. Presales for this special and limited collectors’ item have begun now at the CLUTCH Merch StoreEarth Rocker Live is a double vinyl picture disc set. The first LP is the studio version of Earth Rocker.  The second LP consists of live versions of the same tracks in the same sequence as the original.  This is not a live recording of one show. The individual tracks of the live version were recorded at different shows throughout the band’s May 2013 US tour: Houston and San Antonio (TX), Lincoln (NE), Indianapolis (IN) and Fargo (ND).  The stunning artwork displays the four Indian heads from the original package in all their colorful beauty: one for each side.

 

Live from the Ogden Theater in Denver, CO!  CLUTCH will perform live on AXS TV Concerts this Thursday November 14th at 11:00 PM EST/8:00 PM PST.  The band will play tracks from their latest release Earth Rocker as well as many other CLUTCH favorites.  Check out the TV trailer for the show HERE.  In anticipation of the telecast, CLUTCHwill be giving away signed copies of the Earth Rocker Live double picture disc LP through a social media contest HERE.

 

If you are in Denver and want to meet the band prior to the show come to Angelo’s CD’s & More at 2pm on November 14th. The members of CLUTCH will gladly sign your personal memorabilia or a special poster which was made for this occasion.

 

CLUTCH‘s ongoing”Earth Rocker” World Tour runs through November 23rd in Detroit, MI.  Support on these dates is being provided by The Sword and American Sharks. In December, between Christmas and New Year, CLUTCH will be back on the road for their traditional holiday shows. Touring will continue in January with dates set from the 2nd in Asheville, NC to the 18th in Huntington, WV.  All dates and links to purchase tickets can be found below.

North American Fall Tour Dates:

With The Sword and American Sharks

11/13: Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theater & Club

11/14: Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre**

11/15: Wichita, KS @ The Cotillion

11/16: Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note

11/17: Bloomington, IL @ The Castle Theatre

11/19: Joliet, IL @ Mojoes

11/20: Madison, WI @ Orpheum Theatre

11/21: Ft. Wayne, IN @ Piere’s

11/22: Columbus, OH @ The LC Pavilion

11/23: Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit

** The Sword not on this date **

 

Holiday Tour Dates:

2014 Dates:

With The Sword and Crobot

1/2/14: Ashville, NC @ The Orange Peel

1/3/14: Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theater

1/4/14: Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theater

1/5/14: Jacksonville, FL @ Freebird Live

1/9/14: South Bend, IN @ Club Fever

1/10/14: Buffalo. NY @ Town Ballroom 1/11/14: Port Chester, NY @ Capital Theater

1/12/14: So. Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground

1/13/14: Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street

1/15/14: Stage College, PA @ Levels

1/16/14: Charlottesville, VA @ The Jefferson Theater

1/17/14: Wilmington, DE @ World Café Live**

1/18/14: Huntington, WV @ V Club

** The Sword not on this date **

 

SOUNDWAVE FESTIVAL 2014

2/22/14: Soundwave Festival Brisbane

2/23/14: Soundwave Festival Sydney

2/28/14: Soundwave Festival Melbourne

3/1/14: Soundwave Festival Adelaide

3/3/14: Soundwave Festival Perth

VENOMOUS MAXIMUS Debut Photo-Video On The Obelisk – Announce Contest

The Texan Dark Heavy Metal outfit VENOMOUS MAXIMUS has already risen to the status of a heavy hitter in the depths of the underground. This was showcased with the release of their debut album Beg Upon The Light earlier this year via Napalm Records.  The album is available for purchase on iTunes and Amazon.

Today the band has released what they are describing as a “photo-video”.  Check out the exclusive premiere courtesy of The Obelisk HERE.  The “photo-video” is set to the song “Dream Again (Hellenbach)”.  With this “photo-video” VENOMOUS MAXIMUS have started a contest to see who can share and spread the video the most online.  The winner will be determined by whoever gets the most shares of their Facebook post or Tweet. The winner of the contest will receive a VENOMOUS MAXIMUS, T-shirt, CD, LP, trucker hat, patch and buttons.”

 

What exactly is a “photo-video”?  Photographer and artist Ray Traboulay who is responsible for the project explains:

 

VENOMOUS MAXIMUS is an “experience” or “state of mind” as opposed to a band.  Photographing them proved to be an extremely fluid process as our collective energies aligned with ease.

 

Capturing their Spiritual energy and inserting it aesthetically into the photograph was achieved through multiple exposure and shutter drag photographic techniques as well as sensing their Kinetic energy seep into my pores. My initial thoughts and emotions after viewing them for the first time were hard to categorize.

 

After recently photographing Carnival in Trinidad and having an appreciation and respect for the pagan past, I was naturally drawn to them where their lyrical subject matter touch on these occult topics in their own manner.

 

I hope these photos do justice to the band’s live performance and convey to viewers to the best of my ability what they encompass as individuals and collectively once they hit the stage as a four piece. Once on stage they become a different beast incorporating spiritual elements of The Holy Mountain, Asian Mysticism, Deepak Chopra, and King Diamond are fused together to form their unique brand of Occult Rock.  Infectious, big hooks and relevant subject matter in their lyrical make up…. they’ve got it all as far as modern rock and metal goes, not to mention down to earth and charismatic folk as well.

This is the central axis of Houston’s finest and is a band you want to look out for if you have not already and a band that should be best observed on a full moon.”

 

Frontman Greg Higgins commented on the photo video as well:

 

“Hopefully one day we will be able to see and understand things the way Ray captured us in these photographs. Ray has a way of making his photographs where it makes you wish you were there. Even if you’re in the photo it looks better than you remember and makes you want to go back to it.”

 

The band’s video for the song “Moonchild” can be seen HERE.

 

VENOMOUS MAXIMUS will be taking part in this year’s Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, TX at Auditorium Shores.  They will be playing Saturday November 9th at 12:00 PM on the Black Stage.  For more info and to purchase tickets check out the official Fun Fun Fun Fest websiteHERE.

 

Beg Upon the Light is full of heavy riffs and driving drums, which create the perfect foundation for the musical and lyrical direction of the songs, which bring the enthralled listener into the realm of the Occult! The Texans turn the mix of Stoner and Doom Metal into a deadly blend that goes right into your blood. Pounding and powerful songs filled with energy set the stage for the glorious vocals of frontman Gregg Higgins, the grand marshal who leads through these occult hymns Beg Upon the Light combines occultism, heavy riffs and the perfect Stoner attitude to create a pitch-black and irresistible album.

 

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GNAW: Win An Ultra Limited White Label Version Of Horrible Chamber

Horrible Chamber, the latest long player from New York avant noise instigators GNAW, was unleashed earlier this month via Seventh Rule on CD and LP. To celebrate its unveiling Seventh Rule, in collaboration with the band, have created an ultra-limited, white label version of this release.

Each cover is handmade and acrylic/plasterdust hand painted by GNAW member Carter Thornton. These are limited to four copies total and the only way you can get one is to enter this contest!

 To win a copy of this record, email Seventh Rule at:gnawsiating@seventhrule.com with your full name and address.

Entry deadline is October 31 at Midnight PST.  Four winners will be drawn shortly thereafter.Only one entry per person and PLEASE make sure to use a legitimate email address we can contact you with in case you win. Good luck!

 

The ominous anti-design of Alan Dubin (Khanate, Old, O.L.D.), Carter Thornton (Enos Slaughter), Jun Mizumachi (Ike Yard), Brian Beatrice and Eric Neuser, on Horrible Chamber GNAW manufactures nasty, nerve-wracking sound orgies where the cumulative sensations of dread, trauma, wrath and repugnance crash into a disturbingly cathartic state of ominous, audio disease.

 

Horrible Chamber arrived in mid-October, just as plastic ghouls began to populate small-town storefronts and black-cat cutouts arrived in little front yards. Those fake boogeymen remind us annually of the horror of haunting and the tingle of danger. Gnaw get beyond all that, pushing their tirades and tales to the point where actual destruction seems just beyond the door.” – Pitchfork

 

“Part horrifying ambient-noise-terrorism and part doom-metal slash and burn…” – Noisey

 

“Whether it’s Dubin’s voice, the abrasive edge on the guitars or the insectile whirr of machinery that repeatedly surfaces, there’s an intensity here that is as hard to absorb as it must have been to maintain – the sparser sections are pregnant with so much tension that they hardly register as breathers… an engrossing and affecting listen. It brings to light something typically kept buried in the subconscious and in its meeting of the physical and the mental, it offers something that few bands would even look for, let alone manage to convey.” – The Sleeping Shaman

 

“The combination of slowly-slammed guitar, bass, and drums with terror-torn vocals and other-dimensional sounds makes for a chilling encounter. This is the soundtrack to your own private horror flick, one where the visual aspect is induced by the music.” – Ghost Cult

 

“…a stark, intimate, frenetic work of raw emotive power and sonic precision. Enter if you dare.” – Unhinged Music

 

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Stream the Entire “METALOCALYPSE: the DOOMSTAR REQUIEM A KLOK OPERA” Original Score Soundtrack TODAY

The official original score soundtrack for METALOCALYPSE: the DOOMSTAR REQUIEM A KLOK OPERA has been unleashed to the world today via iTunes, but pay attention DETHKLOK fans—you have the chance to preview the album before buying, only via Yahoo Music! Yahoo is streaming the entire soundtrack in full now at this location. Listen now and then head to iTunes to buy your digital copy today!

 

But wait, there’s more! The deluxe edition of the soundtrack is also available now via www.brendonsmall.com, which includes a special “Making Of” featurette, containing interviews with musicians and actors involved in the special and soundtrack, as well as information involving every step from the writing to recording process. You can watch a 30-second teaser of the featurette now at CraveOnline.com via this link! The deluxe edition of the METALOCALYPSE: the DOOMSTAR REQUIEM A KLOK OPERA soundtrack also includes the full libretto (the opera script in text form). Again, the deluxe edition is ONLY via www.brendonsmall.com and his TOPSPIN store.

 

Didn’t have enough time to enter for the Premier Guitar Magazine / DETHKLOK Dunlop prize pack? There’s still time! The exclusive prize pack includes pedals, strings, straps and more! Take a look at all of the prizes and enter to win here.

 

As mentioned previously, METALOCALYPSE: the DOOMSTAR REQUIEM A KLOK OPERA is a full blown musical featuring a fifty-piece orchestra. This full-length soundtrack features the intense, driving metal that DETHKLOK fans clamor for, as well as orchestral movements (produced by Brendon Small and Emmy winning composer Bear McCreary (Battlestar Galactica/Walking Dead). Legendary powerhouse metal drummer Gene Hoglan returns to join Brendon and DETHKLOK. Other musicians include bassist Bryan Beller (DETHKLOK/THE ARISTOCRATS/ JOE SATRIANI), and Mike Keneally (DETHKLOK, FRANK ZAPPA, JOE SATRIANI).

 

 

OFFICIAL SOUNDTRACK TRACK LISTING:

1. The Birth/ Fata Sidus Oritur/ One of Us Must Die

2. Magnus and the Assassin

3. Partying around the World

4. Tracking/ Ishnifus and the Challenge

5. How Can I Be a Hero?

6. The Fans are Chatting

7. Abigail’s lullaby

8. Some Time Ago…

9. The Duel

10. I Believe

11. A Traitor Amongst Them

12. Training/ Do it All for My Brother

13. Before You Go

14. The Answer is in Your Past

15. The Depths of Humanity

16. Givin’ Back to You

17. En Antris et Stella Fatum Cruenti

18. The Crossroads

19. Morte Lumina

20. Blazing Star (listen now via Loudwire.com at this location)

21. The DOOMSTAR Orchestra

 

METALOCALYPSE: the DOOMSTAR REQUIEM A KLOK OPERA aired on Sunday, October 27th at Midnight (ET/PT) on Adult Swim. The once-in-a-lifetime DETHKLOK experience includes special guests Jack Black, Mark Hamill, Malcolm McDowell, and Cannibal Corpse’s George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher.

 

More information is coming soon. Please visit www.brendonsmall.com for more information on the music, and www.adultswim.com for information on the television special.

 

For more updates, follow Brendon Small on Twitter at @_brendonsmall.

MOBY Teams up with Genero for a video contest

MOBY AND GENERO PARTNER TO HOST VIDEO CONTEST FOR NEXT SINGLE ‘ALMOST HOME’ WITH DAMIEN JURADO

 

WINNER TO RECEIVE $6,000

 

INNOCENTS OUT NOW

 

 

Moby is pleased to announce he has partnered with Genero for a video contest for his next single, in his ultimate collaboration, with his fans.

 

The video maker will create visuals for the song “Almost Home”, a collaboration withDamien Jurado taken from his recently released 11th album Innocents.

 

The winning videos will be selected by Moby personally and will become the official video for the single.

 

Submit your video here: http://genero.tv/almosthome

 

Deadline for submissions is 16th December 23.59 GMT

 

Winner will be announced on 6th January 2014

 

 

Praise for Innocents:

 

“Moby’s true talent is gospel that doesn’t announce itself as such. He makes spiritual music about being in spiritual crisis. Here it’s the blues, largely without blues chords.”

-SPIN

 

“Fantastic…Moby is the Woody Allen of musicians”

-FILTER

 

“This might be the best Moby album ever”

  -NPR

 

“Rich, diverse and captivating…” 4/5

-Daily Mirror

 

“…chilled out beauty”

-The Sun

 

About Genero:

 

Genero.tv connects music artists with a growing community of over 250,000 filmmakers, providing a platform for artists to find video directors and videos, while giving filmmakers access to career-changing opportunities. The Genero community has created over 5,000 music videos since launching in late 2009, including videos for Moby, alt-J, M83, The Flaming Lips, Tricky, David Guetta, Passion Pit, Linkin Park and many more. More info:http://genero.tv/partners

 

Moby is one of the most innovative and individual forces in electronic and popular music today. He has sold over 20 million albums and is back with arguably one of the best albums of his career, Innocents.

 

Moby chose to make this record with a stellar cast. For the first time in his career he worked with an outside producer, friend Mark “Spike” Stent, whose résumé includes Madonna, U2, Muse, Björk, and Massive Attack. The list of eminent collaborators on Innocents includes Wayne Coyne (The Flaming Lips), alt-rock legend Mark Lanegan, Cold Specks, Skylar Grey – best known for co-writing and performing on Eminem and Rihanna’s Love The Way You Lie; and indie-folk singer Damien Jurado and Inyang Bassey who was the vocalist on The Right Thing from Destroyed.

 

Moby: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Youtube | Soundcloud

 

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MOTÖRHEAD Launches Extra-Special Prize Giveaway – Win a MOTÖRHEAD Motocross Helmet Today

Boy, do MOTÖRHEAD and Revolver Magazine have an excellent contest to close out your week! In celebration of this week’s release of MOTÖRHEAD’s 21st studio album, AftershockRevolver Magazine is launching a giveaway for a specialMOTÖRHEAD motocross helmet. The helmet is available through a few exclusive retailers online, but for a pretty penny. Here’s your chance to score this helmet and make it yours, just for being a diehard fan! View the contest rules and enter here.

 

If winning autographed memorabilia is more your speed, then enter to win an autographed copy of Aftershock atMOTÖRHEAD’s label UDR’s Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/UDR.Music

 

If your closet is in need of some MOTÖRHEAD threads, head over to InvisibleOranges.com to win an official swag pack, which includes a work shirt, hoodie and a copy of AftershockEnter to win the prizes here.

 

You can order Aftershock now in Limited Edition Digipack format via Amazon.com at this link. The album is also available in regular CD format, and will be available in vinyl (gatefold – 180-Gram Single LP) format beginning October 29th. And what better way to ring in the release of this monumental album than a #1 chart position on the Top 100 Hard Rock/Metal Album Chart via Amazon.com! Also, MOTÖRHEAD his #4 on the First Day Top Indie Store/DORS Chart, right behind Katy Perry!

 

The new music video for the track ‘Heartbreaker’ debuted last week via Rolling Stone at this location. Take a look! The video is produced by EPIGRAPHICS and features animated sketch art drawn by the man himself, Lemmy Kilmister. The video also features special live footage taken at several of the band’s recent top performances at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods, Wacked Open Air, Rock In Rio, and more.

 

 

Learn more about MOTÖRHEAD at these websites:

 

Official Lemmy Facebook: www.facebook.com/OfficialLemmy

Official MOTÖRHEAD Facebook: www.facebook.com/OfficialMotorhead

Official MOTÖRHEAD Twitter: @MyMotorhead

Official MOTÖRHEAD Website: www.imotorhead.com

 

“Even as Lemmy Kilmister closes in on 70, MOTÖRHEAD’s avalanche rock & roll still makes most metal sound rigid in comparison.” –Rolling Stone

 

“…deeply satisfying and frequently thrilling… MOTÖRHEAD is rightly considered one of hard rock’s true titans.” – Pitchfork

The album of the week goes to @myMotorhead’s ‘Aftershock.’ usat.ly/1deBkwh” – Tweet from USA Today

 

Aftershock is unquestionably MOTÖRHEAD’s finest album with the line-up of Lemmy, Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee… don’t skip onAftershock because you might find yourself spinning it more than some of your favorite MOTÖRHEAD albums.” – Loudwire

 

Aftershock is another worthy entry into MOTÖRHEAD’s long discography, with 14 rollicking tracks of brawn, broads, and blazing riffs.” –Revolver Magazine

 

“All [Lemmy] and his mates have done is put together one of their best albums in the last 20 years.” – MSN

 

“In the history of music, there are few true mavericks on the level of the legendary Lemmy, a man who seems to do his own thing without any concern for what anyone else thinks about it. This level of confidence has made MOTÖRHEAD a timeless institution in the world of rock & roll, and on Aftershock, the band’s 21st album, it’s clear they’re not even close to running out of gas.” – AllMusic

DOYLE Invites to YOU Create his Next Music Video – Deadline for Entry is November 21st

On Tour NOW with DANZIG as Part of the DANZIG 25th Anniversary Tour – Butcher Babies, Texas Hippie Coalition and A Pale Horse Named Death Supporting

NEW ALBUM ‘Abominator’ Hitting Stores WORLDWIDE via  Monsterman Records on October 29, 2013

Get Your DOYLE DIGIPAK Now Exclusively From www.officialdoyle.com.

ATTENTION DOYLE FANS!

DOYLE wants YOU to make a music video for any song on their new album Abominator, as part of their new “Land of the Evil” video contest. The Grand Prize is ONE Oktober Annihilator Guitar signed by DOYLE Wolfgang Von Frankenstein himself (retail $750, signed)!

OFFICIAL RULES:

http://officialdoyle.com/doyle-land-of-the-dead-video-contest-rules/

HOW TO ENTER:

– CREATE A MUSIC VIDEO for “ANY” song off of the brand new DOYLE album, Abominator. The song chosen is to be used as recorded – no mashups, night core, manipulation of the recording, or mixing with other copyrighted material allowed. Anyone can enter! HERE>

– DEADLINE FOR ENTRY is midnight on Nov 21st. To enter, log in to your YouTube account and upload your video. Set the privacy settings to public title it “Land of the Evil video contest” and tag it “DOYLE Abominatorand ‘song used’” and send the link to Bruce@InsaneManagement.com. Only entries submitted by the deadline will be eligible to win the “Land of the Evil” Video Contest. You will receive notice via email that your entry has been accepted once the contest administrator checks it for compliance with the rules. HERE>

– After you submit, MAKE YOUR VIDEO PUBLIC and begin showing everyone why you should win! Share with your friends, spread the word, and ramp up as much support as you can for your submission. Your ability to promote your work via legitimate means will factor in during judging.

-You can use your imagination and create any kind of video you want, lyric video, prank video, music video, horror video, zombie stripper video, whatever you see in your creative mind. On Nov 27thDOYLE will judge the contest and announce the winner.

GRAND PRIZE – “ANNIHILATOR GUITAR”

The finalist will receive (1) Oktober Annihilator Guitar signed by DOYLE, Merch bundle in a embroidered travel bag (2) T-shirts of your choice, DOYLE’s made in hell hot sauce and a signed CD and a special Skype session with DOYLE and Autographed Picture of DOYLE.

2 RUNNERS UP PRIZES

Each will receive: Merch bundle in an embroidered travel bag (2) Tshirts of your choice, DOYLE’s made in hell hot sauce and a signed CD.

JUDGING & WINNER NOTIFICATION

Judging Criteria

Relevance: How well does the video submission reflect the theme of the contest and does it have universal appeal?

Creativity: We’re excited to see your interpretation and unique perspective, whatever that may be!

Social Engagement:  Posts, tweets, comments, views, likes, that they drive traffic to their video.

Winner Selection and Notification

Three finalists will be chosen by DOYLE‘s management. Finalists will be contacted by e-mail within 7 days after contest closes and select entries will be featured on the DOYLE‘s website. The grand prize winner will be chosen by DOYLE himself no later than 7 days after contest closes. Winner will be announced on www.officialdoyle.com and/or on the website that we partner with to run the contest.

DOYLE Wolfgang Von Frankenstein released the digital version of Abominator in July with his own label, Monsterman Records (in partnership with Brain Muscle Media), via INgrooves, the leading global independent music distributor. DOYLE is represented by Insane Management. Abominator drops worldwide on Tuesday, October 29th. A digipack is available now exclusively from www.officialdoyle.com.

 

DOYLE is on the road with Danzig on the second leg of the DANZIG 25th Anniversary tour. The tour features a special Misfits set and also features openers Butcher BabiesTexas Hippie Coalition and A Pale Horse Named Death. See below for all remaining tour dates.

10/23 – GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Orbit Room

10/24 – LOUISVILLE, KY – Expo 5

10/26 – HOUSTON, TX – Warehouse Live

10/27 – OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Diamond Ballroom

10/29 – EL PASO, TX – Tricky Falls

10/31 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Warfield***

*** Join DOYLE at a special Halloween Meet & Greet at Guitar Center in San Francisco on 10/31 at 6:00PM! Located at 1645 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94109.

 

Check out the lyric video for DOYLE’s new single ‘Valley of Shadows’ via Loudwire.com.

Check out OUR interview with DOYLE!!!

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Win An Amp Courtesy of Killswitch Engage

Killswitch Engage and CraveOnline have partnered up to give away a pair of tickets to any show on the band’s upcoming tour with Lamb of God, Testament, and Huntress! The grand prize winner will also win a Laney Amplification IRT60-212 combo amp used and signed by Killswitch Engage! Click to enter!

Killswitch’s tour with Lamb of God begins October 22 and runs through November 26-find a show near you.

The band’s latest album, Disarm the Descent, is available everywhere now; grab a copy from the Roadrunner webstore.

SKELETONWITCH Announces Regional Meet & Greet/Shopping Spree Contests

As Midwestern metal heathens, SKELETONWITCH, prepare to hit the road with Ghost B.C. and The Black Dahlia Murder next week, the band is excited to announce a special contest for their fans: Supporters in three markets along the tour trail will have a chance to hang out with the band at a local record store while listening to their new album Serpents Unleashed. Additionally, anyone who purchases or preorders the album during these events will receive a scratch-off ticket, one of which per location will reveal a snake and entitle the holder to win a $100 shopping spree on the spot! Specific dates, times and locations are listed below:

 

Meet & Greet/Shopping Spree Contest Locations:

10/05/2013 6:00pm @ Exclusive Co. – Greenfield, WI

11/15/2013 6:00pm @ Rasputin – Fresno, CA

11/22/2013 6:00pm @ Vintage Vinyl – St. Louis, MO

Recorded with Kurt Ballou (Converge, Isis, High On Fire) earlier this year, and featuring artwork by John Baizley (Kvelertak, Kylesa, Baroness), Serpents Unleashed – the follow-up to 2011’s Billboard-charting Forever Abomination, and a record Decibel has hailed as the band’s “best effort to date” – sees SKELETONWITCH at their most venomous. Another blistering helping of two-and-a-half minute blackened blasts, with Serpents Unleashed SKELETONWITCH shows off a few new tricks – note the Scandinavian doom-vibe in the opening of “Unending, Everliving” and the devil’s swing of “This Evil Embrace” – but do so without compromising the frosty/fiery/abominable metal spirit or blue-collar humility that has endeared them to so many over the past decade. Ultimately, it’s both a fitting testament to what they’ve accomplished to date, and an exciting nod toward what the future has in store.

In celebration of its imminent release, today the band reveals the latest chapter in their behind-the-scenes video series documenting the making of the album, this time focusing on their time spent in “Witch Country.” Check it out at Lambgoat.com HERE.

Next week, SKELETONWITCH will initiate the massive Serpents Unleashed touring cycle by playing a handful of shows with Swedish occult rockers Ghost B.C., after which they’ll embark on a full North American takeover with The Black Dahlia Murder. The band will kick off 2014 with a stateside journey alongside Amon Amarth and Enslaved. A full list of the group’s upcoming live actions are included below.

 

SKELETONWITCH
10/04/2013 Majestic Theatre – Madison, WI w/ Ghost B.C.
10/05/2013 Frank’s Power Plant – Milwaukee, WI

10/06/2013 Smith’s Downtown – Mishawaka, IN
10/07/2013 Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH w/ Ghost B.C.
10/14/2013 Bijou Theatre – Knoxville, TN w/ Ghost B.C.
w/ The Black Dahlia Murder, Fallujah, Noisem
10/24/2013 Peabody’s Concert Club – Cleveland, OH
10/25/2013 Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA
10/26/2013 Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY
10/27/2013 The Met – Pawtucket, RI
10/28/2013 Higher Ground – Burlington, VT
10/29/2013 Le Cercle – Quebec City, QC
10/30/2013 La Tulipe – Montreal, QC
10/31/2013 Ritual – Ottawa, ON
11/01/2013 Rum Runners – London, ON
11/02/2013 Mod Club – Toronto, ON
11/04/2013 Crocks – Thunder Bay, ON
11/06/2013 West End Cultural Centre – Winnipeg, MB
11/07/2013 Louis’ Pub – Saskatoon, SK
11/08/2013 Avenue Theatre – Edmonton, AB
11/09/2013 The Den – Calgary, AB
11/11/2013 The Biltmore Cabaret – Vancouver, BC
11/12/2013 The Center – Spokane, WA
11/13/2013 WOW Hall – Eugene, OR
11/14/2013 Whiskey Dick’s Saloon – South Lake Tahoe, CA
11/15/2013 Strummer’s – Fresno, CA
11/16/2013 Glasshouse – Pomona, CA
11/17/2013 The Rock – Tucson, AZ
11/18/2013 Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX *newly added
11/19/2013 Club Patron – Odessa, TX
w/ The Black Dahlia Murder, Fallujah, Wolvhammer
11/20/2013 Conservatory – Oklahoma City, OK
11/21/2013 Outland Ballroom – Springfield, MO
11/22/2013 Firebird – St. Louis, MO
11/23/2013 Blue Moose – Iowa City, IA
11/24/2013 The Castle Theatre – Bloomington, IL
11/25/2013 Mojoes of Joliet – Joliet, IL
11/26/2013 The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
11/27/2013 The Machine Shop – Flint, MI
w/ Amon Amarth, Enslaved
1/17/2014 House of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
1/18/2014 Club Red – Phoenix, AZ
1/20/2014 Backstage Live – San Antonio, TX
1/21/2014 House of Blues – Dallas, TX
1/22/2014 House of Blues – Houston, TX
1/24/2014 Center Stage – Atlanta, GA
1/25/2014 The Ritz – Tampa, FL
1/26/2014 Revolution – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
1/29/2014 The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC
1/30/2014 NorVA – Norfolk, VA
1/31/2014 The Fillmore – Silver Springs, MD
2/01/2014 House of Blues – Boston, MA
2/03/2014 TLA – Philadelphia, PA
2/04/2014 Irving Plaza – New York, NY
2/07/2014 House of Blues – Chicago, IL
2/08/2014 Mill City Nights – Minneapolis, MN
2/09/2014 Grenada Theatre – Lawrence, KS
2/11/2014 Summit Theatre – Denver, CO
2/12/2014 Murray Theater – Salt Lake City, UT
2/14/2014 The Regency – San Francisco, CA
2/15/2014 Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA
w/ Amon Amarth
2/16/2014 House of Blues – San Diego, CA

 

Serpents Unleashed – which is available for preorder at SKELETONWITCH.com in CD, LP, cassette, digital download and limited edition 7-inch collector’s box formats – will be unleashed in North America on October 29th, in Australia, Germany, Austria and Switzerland on October 25th and in the UK and the rest of Europe on October 28th. In addition, you can now pre-order the album digitally at iTunesand Bandcamp and receive an instant download of “I Am Of Death (Hell Has Arrived).”

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WHITECHAPEL launch new lyric video and contest to win signed ESP guitar

 

WHITECHAPEL launch new lyric video and contest to win signed ESP guitar on BloodyDisgusting.com

North American tour with GWAR begins next week!

Whitechapel are streaming their new lyric video for “Prostatic Fluid Asphyxiation” from the remastered version of their debut album, “The Somatic Defilment.” Fans can watch the video now at BloodyDisgusting.com HERE. In addition to watching the lyric video, fans can also enter to win an ESP guitar signed by the entire band!

Whitechapel’s debut full-length album, The Somatic Defilement, is the album that firmly planted the band on an upward trajectory that has carried the band to the upper echelons of modern death metal. The band has taken The Somatic Defilement and placed it in the capable hands of Audiohammer Studios producer Mark Lewis for a complete re-mix, along with a re-master by Alan Douches. The results are staggering and give The Somatic Defilementa modern luster up to the standards of the band’s most recent recordings. Fans can listen and order now at metalblade.com/whitechapel.

WHITECHAPEL fans can subscribe to vocalist Phil Bozeman’s channel, which focuses on gaming, as well as responses to questions from fans. Subscribe at youtube.com/phillybo1985. Alex Wade’s channel can be found at youtube.com/AlexWadeOfficial. The first video posted was a performance demonstration of WHITECHAPEL’s Vicer Exciser from their re-issue of The Somatic Defilement. The re-issues was completely re-mixed by Audiohammer’s Mark Lewis and re-mastered by Alan Douches at West Westside. The official channel for the band can be found at youtube.com/whitechapeltv.

WHITECHAPEL
w/ GWAR, Iron Reagan, A Band of Orcs
10/02 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
10/03 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
10/04 Iowa City, IA Bull Moose Tap House
10/05 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
10/06 Winnipeg, MB The Garrick Centre
10/07 Saskatoon, SK Odeon Events Centre
10/08 Calgary, AB MacEwan Hall Ballroom
10/09 Edmonton, AB Union Hall
10/11 Seattle, WA Showbox SODO
10/12 Boise, ID Knitting Factory Concert House
10/13 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory Concert House
10/14 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
10/15 Portland, OR Roseland Theater
10/16 Chico, CA Senator Theatre
10/17 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory
10/18 West Hollywood, CA House Of Blues
10/19 Sacramento, CA Ace Of Spades
10/20 San Francisco, CA The Regency Ballroom
10/22 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater
10/24 Houston, TX Warehouse Live
10/25 Grand Prarie, TX QuikTrip Park South By So What?! Festival
10/26 Austin, TX Emo’s Housecore Horror Film Fest w/ Goatwhore
10/28 Pensacola, FL Vinyl Music Hall
10/29 New Orleans, LA House Of Blues
10/30 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
10/31 Charlotte, NC Tremont Music Hall
11/01 Asheville, NC The Orange Peel
11/02 Norfolk, VA The NorVa
11/03 Jacksonville, NC Hooligans
11/04 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution
11/05 Ybor City, FL The Ritz Ybor
11/07 Cincinnati, OH Bogart’s
11/08 Detriot, MI Harpo’s
11/09 Joliet, IL Mojoes
11/10 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection
11/12 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Theatre
11/13 Cleveland, OH House Of Blues
11/14 Clifton Park, NY Upstate Concert Hall
11/15 Worcester, MA The Palladium
11/16 Reading, PA Reverb
11/17 Washington DC 9:30 Club

For More Information Please Visit:
http://www.whitechapelband.com
http://www.youtube.com/whitechapeltv
http://www.metalblade.com/whitechapel
http://www.facebook.com/whitechapelmetal
https://twitter.com/whitechapelband

 

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BREAKOUT ARTIST MUSIC COMPETITION Announces Details, Judges, Entry Information and More

2013 Judges Include ROB THOMAS of MATCHBOX TWENTY, RANDY BLYTHE of LAMB OF GOD, RICK DE’JESUS of ADELITAS WAY, All Members of HALESTORM and More!

Visit www.breakoutcompetition.com for More Information

BREAKOUT ARTIST MUSIC COMPETITION is an online music competition in search of aspiring bands and artists who are looking for a once in a lifetime chance to receive a MAJOR management contract, over $35,000 in cash and prizes, including one who earns the title of 2013’s Breakout Artist of the Year! The goal of BREAKOUT ARTIST MUSIC COMPETITION is to find unsigned talent that needs to be discovered. With so many music competitions on television we wanted to create an online platform for bands, singers and artists to shine from the comfort of their home or studio. Winners will be chosen based on the potential we see in the artist and their music, NOT by the quality of their recording. Make sure you submit the songs that best represent you.

 

It’s FREE to enter at least one song (additional entries are $20 per song). Artists can submit as many songs as they would like. The BREAKOUT ARTIST MUSIC COMPETITION began on September 3, 2013 and ends November 30, 2013. Winners will be announced in December 2013.

 

The 2013 Judges consists of a diverse group of top music and entertainment industry names who will help handpick the winners! 2013 BREAKOUT ARTIST MUSIC COMPETITION judges include:

Rob Thomas (Matchbox Twenty), Randy Blythe (Lamb of God), Rick De’Jesus (Adelitas Way), Halestorm (Lzzy Hale, Arejay Hale, Joe Hottinger, Josh Smith), Maria Brink (In this Moment), George Ragan aka Johnny 3 Tears (Hollywood Undead), Joey Calveri (Stacee Jaxx in Rock of Ages on Broadway), Paul Allen (touring & recording guitarist, credits include: Big & Rich, Tim McGraw, Adele, Trace Adkins, Gretchen Wilson), Kim Stephens (President Forward Entertainment), Erin Frankenheimer (VP of A&R Amazing Media Group), Rita Haney aka Lady Dime (owner at LadyDime Productions), Cisely Saldana (Entertainment Expert and sister of actress Zoe Saldana), Tyler Burrow (A-list Celebrity Publicist), Chris Santos (Rock N Roll Chef of Food Network’s Chopped) and many more!

 

BREAKOUT ARTIST MUSIC COMPETITION is open to all genres and is designed to award the best in nine categories! Submit your music to any of these categories: Rock/Alternative/Punk, Pop, Metal/Hardcore/industrial, Rap/Hip Hop/R&B, Singer/Songwriter, Christian, Country, Indie/Folk, Electronic/Experimental.

 

Entry Information:

BREAKOUT ARTIST MUSIC COMPETITION offers four ways to enter the music thru our website.http://breakoutcompetition.com/enter/

1.) Upload songs via the website

2.) Submit your social media link to your music

3.) Send a CD via direct mail

4.) Submitting a link to your bands youtube or vimeo video

 

The BREAKOUT ARTIST MUSIC COMPETITION will accept music from all over the world. Mainly US, but also Canada, UK, Australia and others.

 

General Contact:

Breakout Artist

PO BOX 19147

Cleveland, OH 44119

Telephone contact: 216.630.2080

Email: Contact@breakoutcompetition.com

 

Prizes:

Grand Prize:

  • Management contract with CEO of Forward Entertainment (optional for winner if the band or artist already has management or wishes to remain without management)
  • Artist Development
  • 3 song EP with one of our national producers (hotel accommodations & travel per diem included)
  • Full production Music Video
  • Professional Photo Shoot
  • Label Shopping
  • World Wide Digital Distribution
  • 1000 promo CD’s (of submitted music in addition to 3 song EP we produce up to 12 songs)
  • $1,000 Cash Prize
  • Winner’s photo, website link, and song will be uploaded and promoted on our website and E-newsletter. Group or Artist will also be included in our press releases announcing winners in December 2013.
  • Titled “Breakout Artist of the Year”
  • More TBA

 

Category Winner Prize: 

$250 Cash Prize

  • Artist Development/Artist Consultation with Breakout Artist Management
  • Winner’s photo, website link, and song will be uploaded and promoted on our website and E-newsletter. Group or Artist will also be included in our press releases announcing winners in December 2013
  • More TBA

 

Category Runner Up Prize:

  • Artist Development/Artist Consultation with Breakout Artist Management
  • Winner’s photo, website link, and song will be uploaded and promoted on our website and E-newsletter. Group or Artist will also be included in our press releases announcing winners in December 2013
  • More TBA

 

 

Please read these important notes before entering:

  • Make sure to read all the rules and regulations on the website before entering the competition. Bands will not be judged on quality of recording or video submission but by the overall talent of the group, artist or band.

 

  • If you are only entering one song please submit one that best represents you! You can submit as many songs as you would like, by entering more then one song we may be able to better evaluate you and your music. You are allowed to submit to different categories as well. You will be sent an email confirmation once we receive your submission.

 

  • We accept original and cover songs. However, we are looking for an original band, singer or artist, and strongly encourage original music to be submitted along with your cover if you choose to submit a cover song. You retain ALL rights to any original music submitted. Breakout Artist owns no rights to your music.

 

  • Deadline to enter you music is November 30th 2013. Winners will be announced in December 2013 and notified by phone or email.

 

 

Win the ultimate OTEP fan package From PGHMUSICMAG/OTEP live at PGH Altar Bar 10/13

OTEP has officially released her final studio album, Hydra, based off of her graphic album. In a male-dominated genre, OTEP has stood her ground and made firm stances on feminism, homosexuality, and equal rights for all. As a poet, activist, and front-woman, there are a lot of things to admire about OTEP, but we want to know what you find inspiring about her! Check out her explicit video for “Apex Predator” for some inspiration. For your chance to win the ultimate OTEP fan package including a new t-shirt, zip-up hoodie, an art set, and drawstring back, answer the following: How has OTEP inspired you? With a full gambit of causes she fights for, she’s spreading the love in more ways than one! Good luck! The 3 best answers will win.  

GO TO: www.facebook.com/PittsburghMusicMagazine AND HIT LIKE THEN SUBMIT YOUR ANSWERS!!! OR COMMENT BELOW…

Don’t forget to catch OTEP at Altar Bar on October 13th performing all of your favorites, old and new.

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Win An Onkyo Speaker System Courtesy of SMACK Guide & Kaskade

MONTHLY ENTERTAINMENT GUIDE OFFERS YOU THE CHANCE TO UPGRADE YOUR DORM ROOM OR APARTMENT WITH THE LATEST ELECTRONICS!   

 

EDM Chart-Topper Kaskade Adorns The Cover Of The Latest SMACK Guide    

SMACK Guide-the free monthly music and entertainment publication geared to college students- is teaming with electronics brand Onkyo and EDM artist Kaskadeto give readers the chance to win an LS3100 TV speaker system with Bluetooth, in addition to a prize pack that includes an autographed copy of Kaskade’s brand new album, Atmosphere.

Enter to win an Onkyo LS3100 EnvisionCinema system as well as a Kaskade prize pack here.

The Onkyo LS3100 is a neat 2.1 channel TV speaker system with Bluetooth that’s great for people who enjoy super sound quality but also take space and budgets into consideration. Your days of experiencing thin sound will be over, with SRS processing technology creating an immersive 3D soundfield using just two speakers- perfect for movies, music, and games. But the real beauty of the system lies in its convenience. For example, the control center is pre-programmed for use with most TV remote controllers. It turns on automatically with your television and responds to volume commands from your TV remote. The system is also great for music, with Bluetooth 2.1 allowing you to stream from your smart phone, tablet, and laptop. Analog and digital connections are included to connect a PC or CD player. Wireless implementation extends to the powered subwoofer, which can be placed anywhere in the room you like- another handy feature in what is an exceptionally useful home theater system..

SMACK Guide is a FREE monthly music and entertainment publication, available at universities, book stores and record shops nationwide in over 800+ locations. With over 40 pages of exclusive artist interviews, campus trends and concert reviews, SMACK Guide has featured Paramore, Phoenix, The Summer Set, Gary Clark Jr. and more on its cover. To find out more about SMACK Guide, visit their Facebook page and be sure to check out SMACK’s monthly Spotify playlist

This month’s SMACK Guide features Ryan Raddon, better known as Kaskade. He is a GRAMMY-nominated DJ, producer and songwriter who has been in the trenches of the electronic dance music (EDM) scene as an original recording artist and in-demand DJ for more than a decade. Kaskade has released eight studio albums, including Atmosphere, which was just released on September 10th. He has been nominated for Grammy Awards, scored twelve Top 10 hits on Billboard’s Hot Dance Airplay Chart, created chart-topping remixes for everyone from Lady Gaga to Beyonce, appeared at all the major summer music festivals, and has performed between 150 and 200 headlining shows a year for the last 10 years.

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Nine Inch Nails – Raffle Entry for Troubadour Tickets

Nine Inch Nails will release their first studio album in 5 years, Hesitation Markson September 3rd and will perform a special release day clubshow at the Troubadour in West Hollywood that night.

 

Los Angeles area fans can enter a raffle for themselves and a guest to win entry to the show.

Stop by one of the following record stores this Monday, September 2 at 10pm to obtain a raffle ticket (no purchase necessary).  Anyone who buys Hesitation Marks will also be able to grab a free menu item from the food truck parked outside (up to $10 value).

Location / Food Truck
Amoeba Hollywood / Coolhaus  (eatcoolhaus.com) – 6400 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, CA
Fingerprints / The Lime Truck (http://thelimetruck.com/) – 420 E 4th Street, Long Beach, CA
Rhino / Rounds Premium Burgers (http://www.roundsburgers.com/truck/) – 235 Yale Avenue, Claremont, CA
Sound Spectrum / Bacon Mania(http://baconmaniatruck.com) – 1264 S. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA

No purchase necessary for Troubadour raffle entry.  Limit of one entry per person.  Online registration of raffle ticket required at tour.nin.com/troubadour by 9:00 AM Pacific on Tuesday, September 3(day of the show).  Winning raffle ticket numbers will be tweeted by @nineinchnails by 10:00 AM Pacific that same day.  Keep your raffle ticket in your possession, do not lose it.

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KAMELOT and ESP Guitars Team up With Revolver and Guitar World for Fantasy Guitar Giveaway

KAMELOT will be touring North America in just a few short weeks in support of their latest release Silverthorn. The bands Delain and Eklipse will be opening all shows. A complete list of dates can be found below and a trailer for the tour can be viewed HERE.  In celebration of their headline tour, KAMELOT and ESP Guitars have teamed up with both Revolver Magazine and Guitar World Magazine for an exclusive guitar giveaway.

 

Starting today fans have their chance to win their very own ESP/LTD Eclipse guitar signed by the entire band.  Not only do you get that, but the band will also present the guitar to the winner at a show of the winner’s choosing on the upcoming North American tour.  Four runners up will receive a special edition of Silverthorn autographed by the band.  The contests are open now and will wrap on September 1st, the day before the tour starts.  The contests are open to NORTH AMERICAN RESIDENTS ONLY!

 

Enter the Guitar World Giveaway HERE

 

Enter the Revolver Magazine Giveaway HERE.

 

Silverthorn is available in four exclusive formats.  The LP and limited edition has one version of the art, while the standard version of Silverthorn has a different but equally exquisite version of the artwork.  The standard version is presented as an Ecolbook.  The limited edition contains the Ecolbook, a bonus CD with nearly 60 minutes of music, a 44 page book and an exclusive poster.  The double LP version is a gatefold on colored vinyl.  The digital version is available on iTunes.

 

A video for the song “My Confession” can be viewed HERE.

 

KAMELOT have held their own, very special position in the world of rock and heavy music: their elaborate melodic metal has always opened itself in a remarkably clever way to like-minded styles, integrating progressive elements as well as cross-references to doom/gothic metal and classical music, which have allowed their songs to define their own genre. Two of their most successful releases in particular, namely the albums Karma (2001) and The Black Halo (2005), are prime examples of KAMELOT‘s multi-layered approach, intensity and outstanding musicality. Silverthorn, sees the band raise this demanding standard even higher, becauseSilverthorn is a masterpiece of grand gestures, gritty melodies and haunting atmospheres.

 

KAMELOT North American Headline Tour With Delain and Eklipse:

9/2: Columbus, OH @ Al Rosa Villa

9/3: Baltimore, MD 2 Soundstage

9/5: Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero

9/6: New York, NY @ Stage 48

9/7: Worcester, MA @ Palladium

9/8: Montreal, QUE @ Club Soda

9/10: Toronto, ON @ Opera House

9/12: Chicago, IL @ Mojoe’s

9/13: Kansas City, KS @ Granada Theater

9/14: Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater

9/15: Salt Lake City, UT @ In the Venue

9/17: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon

9/18: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater

9/20: San Francisco, CA @ Slims

9/21: Anaheim, CA @ The Grove

9/22: Tempe, AZ @ Club Red / Red Owl

9/24: Dallas, TX @ Trees

9/25: San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live

9/27: Louisville, KY @ Diamonds

9/28: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade

9/29: Orlando, FL @ House of Blues

 

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