Slaves on Dope’s Jason Rockman & Kevin Jardine Present a cover of Public Enemy’s She Watch Channel Zero

100% of Proceeds to Benefit ROADIE RELIEF!

Montreal, Québec – Slaves on Dope’s Jason Rockman and Kevin Jardine, along with Bill Kelliher of Mastodon, are back with their project The Kings of Quarantine, this time with a powerful rendition of Public Enemy’s “She Watch Channel Zero.” The new video features musicians Billy Gould & Mike Bordin (Faith No More), Mix Master Mike (Beastie Boys), SA (311), MC Serch (3rd Bass), Derrick Green (Sepultura), Sen Dog (Cypress Hill), Toby Morse (H2O) and a special appearance from legendary pop-artist Ron English (Popaganda)!

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The Kings of Quarantine came together in 2020 after a discussion between Jason and Bill about possibly collaborating on a cover song. “She Watch Channel Zero” is the third installment in a series of covers that will be released throughout 2021 in an effort to bring some joy and entertainment to music lovers worldwide. “We hope to not only put a smile on people’s faces, but also help the touring staff that have been severely affected by the pandemic”, says Jason Rockman. One hundred percent of the profits will be donated to Roadie Relief, a fundraising effort to aid qualifying Roadies who have submitted an application for financial help.

The Kings of Quarantine have no plans of slowing down, with more star-studded covers to be released in the near future!

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Almost everyone you know has seen a concert that has moved them. Those productions can take over 100+ traveling crew members to set up by the time doors open.

Before and during the show they sweat and hustle to get everything ready. After the show they spend more hours erasing evidence that they were ever there at all. Many of these key players work an average of 20 hour days, then move on to the next city to make it happen all over again.

Many of these crew members, “roadies,” have been doing this as a career for decades. Some of these roadies, while experts in this field, have never had any other job experience. Since the world pandemic, well over a hundred thousand of these people are left with no income and no financial assistance.

There are no concerts or live events for the foreseeable future. At the beginning of 2020, job opportunity ceased to exist and 2021 remains uncertain. Many are unable to claim unemployment as their expert level trade skills are not recognized and they do not qualify. This on-going problem is leaving 100s of roadies without a secure livelihood.

The government has fallen short. Contacting congressmen and women, senators, and governors to raise the issue has been met with no resolution. Their replies are a formal brush-off and roadies are left hitting a dead end.

The goal with this gofundme is to offer some relief to some of the dedicated people in the roadie community. Just like you, they have families, mortgages, car payments, and day care. Commonly these workers lean on their savings between tour cycles, but those funds have run thin or run out. Please donate if you can, every little helps.

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Rock Legends Donate Invaluable Fan Memorabilia to Support ROADIE RELIEF!

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With the continued stall on mass gatherings putting tours and festivals on hold, a massive and irreplaceable part of the music industry has been and continues to be horrifically impacted: touring support and live event crews. Founded by CHAD WARDROADIE RELIEF is working to bring the industry together to provide ongoing support to live event workers and so has organized, with 32auctions.com, to launch unique, music focused auctions! Their second auction, live now through April 14th, includes incredible donations from members of some of the biggest names in rock and metal, including KISSFOO FIGHTERSKORNGHOSTBON JOVIFAITH NO MORE, and many more.

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Auction Donations Include but Not Limited To:

1.Tommy Thayer (Kiss) personally signed signature series Epiphone Les Paul.
2.Phil X (Bon Jovi) signed Gibson Les Paul Jr.
3.Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters) piano black Gretsch Drum kit he used at Wembley Stadium in 2008 with All Access laminate from the show. 4.Papa Emeritus IV (GHOST) signed Hagstrom Phantom guitar.
4.A 30 min one on one Zoom with PNUT of 311.
5.5 different Faith No More bundles that have signed poster, guitar pics and after show pass.
6.Brad Wilk (Rage Against The Machine) signed cymbal (used at last Rage show).
7.2 – 311 band signed posters.
8.Queen +Adman Lambert signed show poster from their last show plus a pair of Roger Taylor’s drum sticks.
9.Ray Luzier (Korn) signed snare drum (his signature series custom hard shell snare case also signed by him).
10.Metallica bundle including show poster, pair of Lars Ulrich’s used drum Sticks, and one of Lars’s custom snare drum Heads
11.Live performance photographs from shows including:

Lemmy (Motörhead)
Ozzy Osbourne
Keith Flint (Prodigy)
Axl Rose of (Guns N Roses)
Cardinal Copia (Ghost)
Tom Petty

1.311 signed skate deck.
2.Artist Thomas Estrada donated custom art commission to winning bidder.
3.Steve Stevens (Billy Idol) signed custom guitar pedal + guitar pics.
4.Avenge Sevenfold signed record.
5.Several concert collectors posters: Pearl JamSoundgarden (and more to come).
6.Darkglass Electronics 500 v1 bass amp
7.Aric Improta (Fever 333) custom art work drum head signed by him
8.Ray Luzier (Korn) signed drum head and pair of sticks
9.Foo Fighters Bundle – Taylor sticks, Dave Grohls sweat band and guitar pic and 2 all access laminates.
10.Custom hand made guitar used on episodes of Couch Riffs.

Click to View Full Auction and Bid on Items

Click to Donate Directly to ROADIE RELIEF

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“Before I became the lead guitarist for KISS almost 20 years ago, I worked behind the scenes with Kiss on and off the road. I have a unique perspective and appreciation for how hard our crew works day in and day out. I’ve been there.” – TOMMY THAYER (KISS)

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“Everyone knows that the musician community has suffered. When we get done with a tour, I know that our crew is getting ready to head out on another tour, already. They spend 10-11 months on the road, this is their and their families’ livelihoods. I know these families are hurting. I had donated some drumsticks and other items in the past, but decided that, this time, I wanted it to be something special and selected a unique hardshell snare case created by Michael Berg of Humes & Berg and a snare drum that I used on The David Lee Roth Band 2004 tour. Hopefully, this helps the crews and gets the fans inspired to help build our industry back up.” – RAY LUZIER (KORN)

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“I’ve been a touring musician for over twenty eight years and roadies have made it possibly at every step of my career. Roadies are free spirits who solve a myriad of problems daily while out on the road. I donated cause I love talking to awesome people and I thought it could motivate our audience to dig deep and help our industry get back on its feet.” – PNUT (311)

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Almost everyone you know has seen a concert that has moved them. Those productions can take over 100+ traveling crew members to set up by the time doors open.

Before and during the show they sweat and hustle to get everything ready. After the show they spend more hours erasing evidence that they were ever there at all. Many of these key players work an average of 20 hour days, then move on to the next city to make it happen all over again.

Many of these crew members, “roadies,” have been doing this as a career for decades. Some of these roadies, while experts in this field, have never had any other job experience. Since the world pandemic, well over a hundred thousand of these people are left with no income and no financial assistance.

There are no concerts or live events for the foreseeable future. At the beginning of 2020, job opportunity ceased to exist and 2021 remains uncertain. Many are unable to claim unemployment as their expert level trade skills are not recognized and they do not qualify. This on-going problem is leaving 100s of roadies without a secure livelihood.

The government has fallen short. Contacting congressmen and women, senators, and governors to raise the issue has been met with no resolution. Their replies are a formal brush-off and roadies are left hitting a dead end.

The goal with this gofundme is to offer some relief to some of the dedicated people in the roadie community. Just like you, they have families, mortgages, car payments, and day care. Commonly these workers lean on their savings between tour cycles, but those funds have run thin or run out. Please donate if you can, every little helps.

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The Kings of Quarantine–feat. Members of SLAVES ON DOPE and MASTODON–Team with Members of LIMP BIZKIT, IN FLAMES, 311, VERUCA SALT, FILTER, & THE USED to Reveal Stunning Cover of JANE’S ADDICTION’S “Mountain Song”!
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100% of Proceeds to Benefit ROADIE RELIEF!

“Mountain Song” LIVE 1/12/2021 at 12:00 pm EST

– Hot on the success of their cover of FAITH NO MORE’S legendary 1987 single “We Care A Lot,” SLAVES ON DOPE’s Jason Rockman and Kevin Jardine, along with Bill Kelliher of MASTODON, are back with their project, THE KINGS OF QUARANTINE, this time with a brilliant cover of JANE’S ADDICTION’S iconic 1987 “Mountain Song.” The new video features a myriad of artists including Wes Borland (LIMP BIZKIT), Tanner Wayne (IN FLAMES), P-Nut (311), Louise Post (VERUCA SALT), Richard Patrick (FILTER) and, Bert McCracken (THE USED). One hundred percent of the profits for “Mountain Song” will be donated to ROADIE RELIEF, a fundraising effort to aid qualifying Roadies who have submitted an application for financial help during the Covid-19 crisis.

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THE KINGS OF QUARANTINE came together in 2020 after a discussion between Jason and Bill about possibly collaborating on a cover song. “Mountain Song” is the second installment in a series of covers that will be released throughout 2021 in an effort to bring some joy and entertainment to music lovers worldwide.

“We hope to not only put a smile on people’s faces, but also help the touring staff that have been severely affected by the pandemic”, says Jason Rockman. One hundred percent of the profits will be donated to Roadie Relief, a fundraising effort to aid qualifying Roadies who have submitted an application for financial help.

After the success of their first release “We Care a Lot,” which brought awareness to the cause and stands at 370,000 views on YouTube and counting, THE KINGS OF QUARANTINE have no plans of slowing down!

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Almost everyone you know has seen a concert that has moved them. Those productions can take over 100+ traveling crew members to set up by the time doors open.

Before and during the show they sweat and hustle to get everything ready. After the show they spend more hours erasing evidence that they were ever there at all. Many of these key players work an average of 20 hour days, then move on to the next city to make it happen all over again.

Many of these crew members, “roadies,” have been doing this as a career for decades. Some of these roadies, while experts in this field, have never had any other job experience. Since the world pandemic, well over a hundred thousand of these people are left with no income and no financial assistance.

There are no concerts or live events for the foreseeable future. At the beginning of 2020, job opportunity ceased to exist and 2021 remains uncertain. Many are unable to claim unemployment as their expert level trade skills are not recognized and they do not qualify. This on-going problem is leaving 100s of roadies without a secure livelihood.

The government has fallen short. Contacting congressmen and women, senators, and governors to raise the issue has been met with no resolution. Their replies are a formal brush-off and roadies are left hitting a dead end.

The goal with this gofundme is to offer some relief to some of the dedicated people in the roadie community. Just like you, they have families, mortgages, car payments, and day care. Commonly these workers lean on their savings between tour cycles, but those funds have run thin or run out. Please donate if you can, every little helps.

Click to Donate Directly to ROADIE RELIEF

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DEAD ORIGINAL Releases Official Music Video for New Single “Restrained”

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Chicago based grunge infused, heavy rock trio DEAD ORIGINAL has released the official music video for their new single, “Restrained,” the third track off of their upcoming, debut LP, Bought and Sold. Front-man and lead guitarist Paul Wandtke (ex TriviumRock of Ages), bassist Mike Petrasek (BEDLEM), and drummer Sean McCole are releasing their debut album on Nov 13th via InGrooves under the direction of Dennis Sanders. The album features 13 original tracks self produced by the band.

“We wrote and tracked ‘Restrained’ as well as the whole album, Bought and Sold, at my home music studio at The Music Garage in Chicago, IL. I engineered it and wrote most of it before finding Mike Petrasek and Sean McCole. We think fans of grunge will appreciate this effort” ~ Paul Wandtke

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Download / Stream “Restrained” Online

Get FREE WORLDWIDE shipping on Dead Original’s debut album Bought and Sold feat over 13 tracks autographed/signed by the band via deadoriginal.com for fans of grunge and rock, digital album out Nov 13th but physical copies are avail NOW so grab one!

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Track List: 1. Move 2. Hard to See 3. Bored Again 4. Restrained 5. Bought and Sold 6. Blasted 7. Let it Burn 8. My Friends 9. Beached 10. Fade to Light 11. Searching 12. Die Alone 13. Circles [intro] 14. Circles

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Catch DEAD ORIGINAL Live: 11/07 @ The Piazza supporting SLN – Aurora, IL 01/08 @ The Cotillion supporting SLN – Wichita, KS 01/09 @ Diamond Ballroom supporting SLN – Oklahoma City, OK 01/15 @ TBD supporting SLN – Green Bay, WI 02/26 @ TBD supporting SLN – Spokane, WA 02/27 @ TBD supporting SLN – Boise, ID

Additional Dates Coming!

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Dead Original is a grunge infused trio started by Paul Wandtke whom got his start in the music industry as a work for hire drummer (ex Trivium and the hit musical Rock of Ages). Feeling inspired to pick up a guitar, he now fronts Dead Original with Sean McCole on drums and Mike Petrasek on bass.

Dead Original is a blend of grunge, groove power, simple riffs, melodic hooks and some progressive elements via some tastefully placed odd meters.

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Psychostick Fans Donate Over $10,000 During Weekly Livestreamed Performances to Fight Covid-19!

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In a broad act of solidarity, PSYCHOSTICK fans have donated over $10,000 to various medical charities over the past 9 livestreamed “Cabin Fever Concerts” to fight Covid-19! As the world crisis continues, the legendary metal comedy band also plans to continue raising money for various charities every Thursday at 4pm central, and fans can continue to participate on TwitchYouTube, or Facebook!

The band also encourages other bands and musical acts to livestream to their fans to bring them peace of mind through music–and to use their platforms to raise money to help the many organizations fighting this pandemic–and fans to support all of their favorite bands and musicians through watching their livestreams and tipping, buying merch, and donating!

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The charities receiving donations include: Combating COVID-19 FundProject C.U.R.E.CDC FoundationDoctors Without BordersCOVID-19 Solidarity Response FundInternational Rescue CommitteeDirect Relief, & Center for Disaster Philanthropy COVID-19 Response Fund.

“At first, our fans were showing up to have a good time and take their mind off their stresses. Soon after, they ended up finding that they have power… they can kick this virus right in its damn corona. We would set a goal. Then they would hit it. Then next week we’d set another goal. Then they’d hit that. Then the next week we’d set ANOTHER goal, then they would hit THAT. That for 9 weeks straight. Then we break the $10k mark. Having my mind blown on a regular basis like this is emotionally exhausting… in a good way.” – Josh

“It’s incredible that our fans are able to not only keep our silly band going, but to also directly contribute to helping fight the good fight! I hope to help out other bands as well by providing some sort of guidance on how to stream their own online concerts!” – Rob

“It’s beyond awesome to see people from all over the world come together digitally to let loose and forget about the world for a couple hours. It’s become the high point of my week and the thing I look forward to. Who knew Thursday afternoon could be so satisfying?! After touring for 10+ years it’s nice to rock IN for a change! Quarantine Shmarantine. It’s safe, you don’t have to worry about parking, and you don’t have to give Ticketmaster a kidney and spleen. ITS FREE! haha suck it Live Nation!” – Matty

“There are well over a million charities out there that we could choose to support, and some are obviously better run and more effective than others. To make sure the funds our fans so generously donate actually make a difference, we research and vet each and every one before moving forward to feature them on our livestreams. Rest assured, these are the best of the best. Besides, it is hilarious for a band known for songs about beer and tacos to be associated with some of the most illustrious organizations in the world.” – Alex

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Watch Past Episodes of PSYCHOSTICK’s Cabin Fever Concerts Online:

Week 1 (3/20/2020)
Week 2 (3/26/2020)
Week 3 (4/2/2020)
Week 4 (4/9/2020)
Week 5 (4/16/2020)
Week 6 (4/23/2020)
Week 7 (4/30/2020)
Week 8 (5/7/2020)
Week 9 (5/14/2020)

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BLOODYWOOD COMBATS LOSS WITH CANINE THEMED MUSIC VIDEO, “YAAD”.

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New Delhi based Indian Metal Band BLOODYWOOD has released the official music video for their newest single, “Yaad.” Shot in between the snow-capped mountains of the Himalayas and urban India, the music video celebrates the universal human experience of love and loss through a moving story between a man and his companion dog.

“’Yaad’ (Hindi for ‘remember’ or ‘in memory’) is about the power of accepting the loss of a loved one and moving on. The lyrics celebrate the permanent impact they have on us, reiterating the belief that we carry them in our best memories, no matter how far apart we may be, says Karan Katiyar, Bloodywood’s Founder/guitarist, “I lost my dog 10 years ago and I still feel the loss to this day. I wanted the video to show the bond between a man and his dog to highlight its message.”

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In spirit of the message within the song and video, Bloodywood funded the purchase of an animal ambulance for a local non-profit animal shelter called The Posh Foundation, who had to recently scrap their existing ambulance due to overuse and break-downs and were in dire need of a new one.

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The new ambulance, which will help save the lives of over 27,000 homeless animals in the National Capital Region of India over the next 5 years, was purchased by the band using the profits made on their very successful 2019 debut tour of Europe named Raj Against the Machine Tour and through their crowdfunding page on Patreon.

Bloodywood were scheduled to make their US debut at the Sonic Temple Festival which has been cancelled due to the CoronaVirus. Karan adds, “We had the US tour planned and we have dates in Europe in August, We are very sad we didn’t get to play for our American fans, and hope our August European festival dates don’t get cancelled. No matter what happens in 2020 we will be back in 2021”

The European Festival Dates:
07/08 @ Bloodstock Festival – Derby, UK
08/09 @ Alcatraz Festival (Swamp Stage) – Kortrijk, BE
08/14 @ Reload Festival – Sulingen, DE
08/15 @ Summer Breeze Open Air – Dinkelsbühl, DE

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Bloodywood is a metal band from India known for pioneering a sound that seamlessly fuses Indian folk instruments with metal to devastating effect. Expect to hear the percussive power of the mighty Dhol, the melancholic flute, the single stringed Tumbi and several other uncommon, yet distinctly characteristic sounds from India. A combination of thunderous Hindi/Punjabi choruses and meaningful yet unforgiving rap verses along with the ethnic instrumentation makes Bloodywood a truly unique experience.

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BLACKLITE DISTRICT Releases Visualizer for New Single, “Falling”

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Multi-Genre Artist and YouTube star BLACKLITE DISTRICT has released both a dazzling visualizer as well as a new MINECRAFT themed music video for his newest single, “Falling.” “Falling,” produced by Young Kxge and with visuals by Wifey, is his second second release in 2020. With nearly 300,000,000 combined streams, “Falling” will be followed on 4/3 by “Wishing Dead,” with his debut album set to release later this year.

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I think that “Falling” is me finding myself as an artist, and you can hear the evolution of my songwriting. I actually broke down into tears while recording the vocals for this track, which was a first for me, and that’s when I knew this song was special. I love the fact that I got to bring so many different influences into this song. It’s a great reference for what’s to come with my official debut album later this year.” – KYLE PFEIFFER

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Catch BLACKLITE DISTRICT LIVE with ADELITA’S WAY:
09/25 @ Sunshine Studios – Colorado Springs, CO
09/26 @ Herman’s – Denver, CO
09/27 @ Royal Grove – Lincoln, NE
09/30 @ Wildwood – Iowa City, IA
10/01 @ Majestic – Madison WI
10/02 @ Apollo – Belvidere, IL
10/03 @ Every Buddy’s – Chippewa Falls, WI
10/04 @ Bigs – Sioux Falls, SD
10/05 @ Turf – St. Paul MN
10/07 @ O Bar – Minot, ND
10/08 @ Pub Station – Billings, MT
10/09 @ TBA – Lewiston, ID
10/10 @ Perham Hall – Zillah, WA
10/11 @ El Corazon – Seattle, WA
10/14 @ DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
10/15 @ TBA – Fresno, CA
10/16 @ Boardwalk – Orangevale, CA
10/17 @ Ramona Mainstage – Ramona, CA

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PSYCHOSTICK Set to Distract & Lift Spirits with FREE, Live-Stream “Cabin Fever Concerts”!!!

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Legendary Comedy Metal Band PSYCHOSTICK are looking to relieve the anxiety and boredom of social distancing with a series of FREE, live stream “Cabin Fever Concerts” every Thursday at 5:00 pm EST. In true form, the foursome will be performing and interacting with fans in real time, providing a unique interactive experience!

The Chicago based rockers are also reminding music fans to continue to support bands by listening to streaming services, watching videos on YouTube, and buying merch online to support their favorite bands to ensure we all make it through by fighting back with humor, music, and cautious optimism!!

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…and wash your hands…

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“We recently started poking around at the idea of performing over the internet, live, all while interacting with the fans and viewers. Our amazing fans showed up and supported us right back, and it’s so amazing that this sort of thing can be done in such strange times. Any band can do this, and I encourage those performers out there who are unable to tour or play regular shows to look into live streaming. You just might surprise yourself at how well you’d do.”
-Rawrb

“If people can’t go out to shows, then we’ll come to them in their homes… so heat up a bowl of ramen noodles and let’s have some damn fun. Just because we’re not supposed to leave the house doesn’t mean we aren’t allowed to have fun.”
-Joshy

“Psychostick’s ‘Cabin Fever Concerts’ are fun because THE WHOLE WORLD is invited! No matter how far apart we are, we can all get together safely to have a kick-ass time online! You don’t have to worry about parking or how you’re gonna get there/home (all drinking, NO driving!) You can watch a Psychostick concert from ANYWHERE in your underwear, your birthday suit, BDSM gear, etc… It doesn’t cost you anything and there’s no hidden fees (lookin at YOU Ticketmaster / Live Nation). If you like what we’re doing and feel like supporting us, anything helps, even just watching us for free and having a good time. Who knew brutal riffs and crunchy metal could be so positive?”
-Matty J

“Streaming live concerts offers musicians a chance to perform for people all over the globe in real time. To me, it seems like a fantastic opportunity to help the world develop a global mindset to not only work together, but to enjoy art together as well. If you agree with that, then you have to agree that songs like “Scrotal Torment” and “Thinkin’ With Yer D” are indeed…art.”
-Shmalex

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ZARAGOZA Inspires Listeners to Breathe “Brand New Life” into Spring 2020 with Sophomore EP, ‘Caffeine’

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LA Based Singer / Songwriter ZARAGOZA has released his meditative, official music video for “Brand New Life,” the debut single off of his upcoming, sophomore EP, Caffeine, which releases April 24, 2020. Echoing the positive messaging of his Billboard charting debut Child of the Sun, “Brand New Life” layers delicate vocals with exquisite guitar melodies, painting a picture of the peaceful affirmation that weaves through the artist’s musical universe.

A mix between calm and chill verses with epic, big choruses and an uplifting bridge, the goal of the mood/vibe is to want to make the listener quit their day job and “start a brand new life;” this is a song based on change and creating a new future.

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“I was fearful that this release wouldn’t add up to my previous release so I had to dig even deeper within my soul which resulted in something completely unique and closer to my heart. The lyrical theme is about change and starting new, I hope it inspires others as much as it inspired me” – ZARAGOZA

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Caffeine, produced by Mikal Reid (Mick JaggerBen HarperAlice Cooper), is Zaragoza’s sophomore studio EP following his Billboard charting debut Child of the Sun. In his new collection of songs he dives even deeper into an acoustic, singer songwriter realm as opposed to the more rock driven debut EP. Publications have noted his music for fans of Bon Iver and Novo. His influences come from legacy acts such as The Beatles, Bob Dylan and Jimi Hendrix.

Zaragoza pushes the same underlying message in every song. Love, peace and positivity. It’s not because he grew up in adversity, being taken away from home after his parents were incarcerated for dealing drugs just to get by. It’s not because he is vegan and meditates for two hours a day. It’s not the incident when he was a victim of a hit and run crime leaving him bed ridden for months to recover. It’s not because his Blues musician father, mentor and greatest inspiration was taken by cancer. It’s not because he proclaims the love of his life as his soulmate. Nor is it the fact that he used to play in a Metal band called Sinicle. He states “It is simply because the world is in desperate need of positivity.”

Catch ZARAGOZA Live:
03/14 @ Steel Bonnet – Scotts Valley, CA
03/18 @ Indie Fest Music Week – Austin, TX
03/20 @ Hotel Cafe – Los Angeles, CA
03/22 @ Jury Room – Santa Cruz, CA
03/29 @ Ralston’s Goat – Modesto, CA
05/01 @ Caterpillar’s Lounge – Carson City, NV
05/02 @ Pignic Pub & Patio – Reno, NV
05/16 @ Le Cuvier Winery – Paso Robles, CA

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“Instead of screaming about what’s wrong in the world, I’m singing about what’s right,” says Zaragoza. For audiences who have only witnessed his ferocious performances with the Hollywood-based metal band Sinicle, the concept of Zaragoza performing acoustically based music as a singer-songwriter might seem a complete departure. “It’s a side of my artistry that hasn’t been expressed,” Zaragoza says. “It was a natural progression.”

Zaragoza’s newest songs are illuminated in vivid detail on his debut solo EP, Child of the Sun. While the tracks include full production arrangements with drums and bass, two of the songs are presented in their most essential forms, with only guitar and Zaragoza’s compelling vocals.

With his new music, Zaragoza retains the intensity of a rock performer as he approaches the acoustic guitar percussively, highlighting harmonics and tapping techniques. “I acknowledge these roots, but the sound allows me to go deeper into a softer, acoustic realm,” he explains.

As a solo artist, he now has the freedom as a songwriter to create a quantity of songs, and then select the best ideas to complete, record and perform. Initially, he allows the lyrics and melodic ideas to exist only in his imagination. “Then it’s like a sling shot – I head back to my guitar and boom – the song is written.”

Working with Southern California- based producer Mikal Reid, whose resume includes artists like Mick Jagger and Ben Harper, the two tracked in Reid’s studio in the hills above the city, in what is Zaragoza describes as “An all wooden room. It’s like recording inside of an acoustic guitar.”

Originally from Reno, NV, Zaragoza was born to music. His late father, a formidable harmonica player, was a front man for local blues bands. Jamming in the garage until all hours was a family tradition. “My father instilled in me how important it is to play from the soul,” Zaragoza recalls. “When I picked up the guitar we played together with a musical relationship.”

Zaragoza formed the band Sinicle, who after building a substantial following with an impressive amount of regional performances, moved together to Hollywood, CA to attend Musicians Institute and launch a recording and touring career that has included concerts and festivals nationwide, bolstered by a notable series of albums.

With his evolution into an acoustically based singer-songwriter, Zaragoza notes that his life experiences guide the themes of his new songs, especially the transforming warmth of a deeply loving relationship. “We’re in a cultural cycle,” he concludes. “The backlash is to go back to the basics: Love is the most basic human need. My music is not about me, it’s about us.”

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Fully Authorized Visual History Book “Ministry: Prescripture” Out TODAY! Band Creator Al Jourgensen Plans Signing In Chicago Friday December 13

“He’s fearless. He’s funny. He’s a diehard hockey fan. I love this man. Complete original. Can’t wait to have his book on my coffee table to make company nervous.” – Bill Burr Released today! The new fully authorized visual history book, Ministry: Prescripture, by author Aaron Tanner and published by Melodic Virtue is out now. The gorgeous book is in a limited-edition run of 2,000 copies and contains over 200 pages of rare and unseen photos, artwork and other ephemera that spans Ministry’s entire career. Melodic Virtue raided Al Jourgensen’s personal collection of behind-the-scenes artifacts and have supplemented those items with contributions from band members past and present along with visual artists, Brian Shanley and Paul Elledge. Read more about via Rolling Stone here. Orders can be placed here: https://www.melodicvirtue.com/collections/ministry

Founded in 1981 by Al Jourgensen, Ministry has never stopped evolving. Jourgensen’s constant experimentation and stylistic variation has morphed the band from its synth-pop origins to the industrial juggernaut of today, as explored in the book. Ministry: Prescripture features an introduction by Jello Biafra and exclusive quotes from members of  Smashing Pumpkins, ZZ TopCheap TrickNWARamonesNine Inch NailsToolMegadethAFISlayerJane’s AddictionRammsteinThe Flaming LipsDevoButthole SurfersStatic-XAnthraxWhite ZombieDeath GripsBauhausKilling JokeHigh on FireGWAR,  Einstürzende NeubautenRevolting Cocks, and many more, making it a great holiday gift for music lovers and Ministry fans.

Various packages available include copies autographed by Al Jourgensen and the author Aaron Tanner and a 7” of the studio version of “(Every Day Is) Halloween (Acoustic)” featuring Dave Navarro (Jane’s Addiction)!

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ISBN: 978-0-578-56212-4Al Jourgensen also has an upcoming one-night-only appearance to celebrate the release of Ministry: Prescripture at Morgan’s On Fulton in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood, on Friday, December 13.

Jourgensen will be signing books alongside author and designer Aaron Tanner. The event is open to the public and will begin at 6 pm. After the signing, there will be an afterparty with DJ Scary Lady Sarah spinning industrial, gothic and new wave tracks from 8pm to midnight.Tickets are free but attendees must register here: 
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ministry-book-signing-with-al-jourgensen-and-aaron-tanner-tickets-77523066579ABOUT MINISTRYBorn in 1981 in Chicago, Ministry has been the lifetime passion project of founder Al Jourgensen, considered to be the pioneer of industrial music. In its early days, Ministry was identifiable by its heavy synth-pop material in line with the new sounds and technology that were being developed in the ‘80s. Ministry’s output began with four 12” singles on Wax Trax! Records in 1981 before the first LP With Sympathy in 1983 via Arista Records. As time progressed however, so did Ministry, quickly developing a harsher, and more stylized sound that the band soon became infamous for on seminal albums Twitch (1986), The Land of Rape and Honey (1988), and The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste (1989). With the release of Psalm 69: The Way to Succeed and The Way to Suck Eggs (1992), Ministry hit an all time high in the mainstream musical realm and received its first Grammy nomination. In total, Ministry has been nominated for a Grammy award six times. After an indefinite hiatus in 2013, Ministry’s latest album, 2018’s AmeriKKKant, continues to reflect Jourgensen’s views on the frightening state of society and politics. With the latest lineup featuring Sin Quirin and Cesar Soto on guitars, John Bechdel (Killing Joke) on keys, Derek Abrams on drums and the newly appointed Paul D’Amour (Tool) on bass, Ministry continues touring and recording in 2019 with new music and a few more surprises planned. Website: www.ministryband.comFacebook: www.Facebook.com/WeAreMinistryTwitter: www.Twitter.com/WeAreMinistryInstagram: www.Instagram.com/WeAreMinistryABOUT AARON TANNERAaron Tanner has been creating memorable design work for well-known acts for over 15 years. His diverse client roster includes Ween, PIXIES, Explosions in the Sky, Face to Face, and pet celebs Lil BUB and Doug The Pug. A musician and life-long fan of music and the arts, Tanner’s design work has won numerous national awards and has been recognized by several prestigious international design publications. He also volunteers at universities to help mentor future designers.

ALEX DONTRE–PSYCHOSTICK–Reveals Inspiring Autobiography, Dichotomies

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ALEX DONTRE, drummer for acclaimed comedy-metal band PSYCHOSTICK, reveals all in his new autobiography, Dichotomies: Lessons from a College Life on Tour. A must read for any musician and / or college student, Dichotomies tells the unique story of the drummer’s simultaneous musical and academic achievements through the artist’s unique mix of humor and self-perception.

The touring band life of a full-time student is full of dichotomies. From 2011-2017, Alex Dontre performed 505 concerts with his bandPSYCHOSTICK while simultaneously pursuing a college education. It culminated with a master’s degree in Business Psychology from Franklin University, at which time he gave the commencement speech at his graduation as valedictorian.

Advance Praise for Dichotomies: Lessons from a College Life on Tour

“A remarkable first-person odyssey of a young touring musician who artfully combines his comedy rock music performances with completing demanding, long distance, higher education studies. Dontre offers a living, often humorous, and sometimes bawdy, chronicle of memorable characters he meets on the road.”
– Ray Forbes, Ph.D., Professor of Business Psychology, Franklin University

“I feel stuck between a rock and a hard place and cannot decide if this book is funny or insightful. As inferred from its title, that’s probably because it is both.”
– Mats E. Eriksson, Ph.D., author of Another Primordial Day, Professor of Paleontology, Lund University

“This is a must-read for any potential college student who thinks that they can’t do it, whatever the reason. ‘I’m not the college type…I’m too (fill in the blank…).’ After 20 years of teaching, Alex has motivated me to work harder to be a source of motivation to my future students.”
– Kristan Jones, Ph.D., Professor of Business Psychology, Franklin University, Director of HR Talent Development at Raymond James

“On tour, while the rest of us were crapping, napping, fapping or gormandizing, Alex was studying and working on speeches for his degree. It doesn’t end there, then he would play a flawless set every night on the drums.”
– Todd Smith, Dog Fashion Disco, Polkadot Cadaver, & Knives Out

“I will never forget walking off a soundcheck to find Alex’s face lit by his laptop while working on a psychology paper. Usually the few times I have seen people whip out laptops on tour is to pay their bills, Skype with the family, or to check in with their probation officers, and not to write academic articles.”
– Niklas Karvonen, Ph.D., Machinae Supremacy, CTO of Substorm

“Sex, drugs, and rock and roll is a tired cliché. Alex is a perfect example of a man with concrete goals, willing to utilize technology and time management to plan for his future.”
– Neil Patterson, Downtown Brown

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Purchase Online:

Hardcover & Paperback

United States: PsychostickAmazonBarnes & Noble, & Powell’s
Canada: Amazon.ca &Indigo
Mexico: Amazon.com.mx
Brazil: Amazon.com.br
United Kingdom: Amazon.co.uk & Blackwell’s
Netherlands: Amazon.nl & Bol
Germany: Amazon.de
Denmark: Saxo
France: Amazon.fr
Italy: Amazon.it
Spain: Amazon.es & Agapea
Australia: Amazon AU & Fishpond
New Zealand: Fishpond
Japan: Amazon.co.jp
Singapore: Amazon.sp
United Arab Emirates: Amazon.ae

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Release date: November 25, 2019
Book length: 190 pages
ISBN (Hardcover): 978-1-79470-893-8
Dimensions: 5.5”x8.5”
Weight: 0.87 lbs.

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Alex Dontre is the drummer of the comedy-metal band Psychostick & adjunct professor in the Social & Behavioral Sciences division at Franklin University. Since 2000, Psychostick has released 6 albums & performed over 1,200 shows in Canada, England, Germany, Scotland, the (48) contiguous United States, Wales, & on one particularly metal cruise ship. In 2001, he received a black belt in Kuk Sool Won. He earned an A.A.S. in Finance in 2014 from Columbus State Community College, a double-major B.S. in Financial Planning & Financial Management in 2016, & an M.S. in Business Psychology in 2017, each at Franklin University. He continues to tour manage under the moniker “The Hammer” as well as perform & record with Psychostick.

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JASMINE CAIN Releases Official Music Video for “Let it Go”!

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Nashville based Alternative Pop / Rock artist JASMINE CAIN has released the official music video for her single, “Let it Go.” Originally premiered on PureGrainAudio, “Let it Go” is the first single off of her newest album, SEVEN (due out February 2020), and is available to download / stream via The Label Group / INgrooves now. Jasmine will be releasing the second single, “Money,” on December 6, 2019.

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“When most people hear this song, they picture a girl who can’t get over a lost love or ex-lover. That couldn’t be farther from the truth. This song was written about a rage that burns deep within that you just can’t let go of, knowing full well that it will destroy you from the inside, but it’s so worth it.” JASMINE CAIN

Click to Download / Stream “Let it Go” Online.

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Track List:
Track Listing:
1. Burnout
2. Do it for you
3. Be Brave
4. Are you ready
5. Let it go
6. Money
7. Ghost
8. Real World
9. Powers
10. Long Shot

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Upcoming Tour Dates:
11/20 @ Bert’s Barracuda Harley Davidson – Clearwater, FL (7 pm)
11/22 @ Hidden Treasures – Flaglar Beach, FL (9 pm)
11/23 @ Doghouse Bar – Port Orange, FL (9 pm) *
11/24 @ Doghouse Bar “Bike Night” – Port Orange, FL (6 pm)
11/30 @ Homegrown Taproom – Nashville, TN (7 pm)
12/05 @ B & L Wine Cellar – Johnstown, PA (8 pm)
12/06 @ Junior’s Log Cabin – Campbell, NY (9 pm)
12/07 @ Private Party – Boston, MA *
12/13 @ Chevelle’s 66 – Murphy, NC (9 pm)
12/14 @ Hogtails – Pendleton, SC (9 pm)
12/21 @ Shagnasty’s Pub – Huntsville, AL (9 pm)

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Multi-Award winning, Sturgis, SD, native, Jasmine Cain moved to Nashville in 2003 and went to work paving the way for female fronted rock in the motorcycle events industry. Jasmine covers everything from Classic and Modern Rock to revved up Pop and Metal. But that isn’t all she is known for. Jasmine has 6 studio albums of award winning original music with her 7th titled Seven slated for release in February 2020. Jasmine has won more than 30 awards for her music and performances including: JPF Female Artist of the Year, (MCMA) 4-time Female Rock Vocalist, and NIMA Artist of the Year and 2 time Alt-Rock band of the year to name a few. Her performances (over 120 shows in 2018) are professional, stadium quality, and high energy, keeping the audience’s attention from the first note until the last. Her songs are emotional and timeless, and her voice is strong and soul-filled, taking audiences on a supercharged ride.

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NEAL & MICHAELE SCHON Hold Celebration of Life for ROSEMARY HOLT with Stunning Tribute

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November 11, 2019 – In tribute to a life lived in service and philanthropy, NEAL and MICHAELE SCHON celebrated her mother, ROSEMARY HOLT, with a stunning service at New York’s legendary St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

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The massive floral collection, including a spectacular wall of ivory roses, were donated to the Marine Corps. Ball and Petals For Goodness Sake. The latter organization used the flowers to create around small arrangements that were distributed to area hospice patients, the VA hospital, and various assisted living facilities.

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Commemoration to Rosemary Holt:

Rosemary Ann O’Malley Holt (Age 91) of Reston, Virginia, passed away in Fairfax County on Saturday, October 5, 2019. She was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, to the late John Joseph O’Malley and Mary Alice O’ Malley on October 8, 1927, and was only three days from her 92nd birthday at the time she entered Heaven’s gates.

Rosemary was a loving, kind, caring, devoted, and dedicated mother, first and foremost. She treasured her children, exuded love, happiness, warmth and compassion.

Rosemary embraced every moment with those she loved dearly. She was extremely intelligent, witty, loving, kind, articulate, and was blessed with a bubbly personality that always made people around her smile. Rosemary made friends everywhere she went and was beloved for her kindness and compassion. She was a living example of the Bible verse, Ephesians 4:32 – “And be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving one another, just as God also forgave you in Christ.”

Her compassion for others was not only felt amongst her family and those close to Rosemary, but by so many people loved and supported by her work as The North East President Chapter with the National Alliance for Mental Health (NAMI). Her important work while working in Pennsylvania, Washington, DC, Virginia for NAMI, helped the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization continue to build better lives for the many millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

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Rosemary is predeceased by her late husband Howard A. Holt, Jr. and, survived by her daughter Michaele Ann Schon and her husband, Neal Joseph Schon, her son, Glen W. Holt, son, Howard A. Holt, III and her daughter Mary D. Holt. Together with them and her grandchildren and her nephews and nieces,

The family wishes to thank all of those who cared for Rosemary and made her life as happy, comfortable and meaningful with dignity, during her fruitful journey with us.

Rosemary’s life will be celebrated in a Mass to be held at the Cathedral of St. Peter, 315 Wyoming Avenue, Scranton, PA 18503, on Friday, November 8, 2019, at 9:30 a.m. Inurnment will be private at the Cathedral Cemetery in the O’Malley Family Plot.

Celebration of Rosemary’s Life Memorial at Radisson Lackawanna Station Scranton, 700 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton, PA 18503 immediately following Mass

Flowers, donations are respectfully directed to The Cathedral of Saint Peter, and or NAMI, National Alliance for Mental Health.

Rosemary’s Spirit lives on in all of Us.

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NEAL SCHON & JOE BONAMASSA Join Forces in Las Vegas!

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NEAL SCHONJOURNEY Founder, recently joined forces with JOE BONAMASSA onstage at their respective shows at The Colosseum in Las Vegas. As reported by VEGAS NEWS, on October 26th, the legendary artists first faced each other on “Lovin’ Touchin’ Squeezin”, exchanging leads for an extended version of the classic JOURNEY hit single. Then, the following evening, BONAMASSA introduced SCHON to join him for the B.B. KING song, “Nobody Loves Me But My Mother.”

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Neal Schon Performs with Journey on the Journey & Def Leppard 2018 Tour

 

Neal Schon founded Journey in 1972 and has been the only consistent member, having participated in every album and tour to date. Schon is a Grammy-nominated guitarist, songwriter, and vocalist who is not only the founding member of Journey, but was a member of Santana and has performed with a variety of other acts including Bad EnglishJan HammerHSAS and has released 10 solo albums including his latest Votex. His guitar style has been described as soulful and melodic, admired by such fellow legends as Eric Clapton and Prince,

Journey’s worldwide sales have reached over 100 million records, making them one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time, with a wide selection of chart-topping hits like “Don’t Stop Believin­'”, “Any Way You Want iIt,” and “Wheel in the Sky”, among others.

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VIOLENT IDOLS Release Official Music Video for “Enemies with Benefits”!

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Enigmatic, Aggressive Hard Rock band VIOLENT IDOLS has released the official music video for “Enemies with Benefits.” Their roaring new single featuring their signature destructive sound somehow even more VIOLENT than ever before, “Enemies with Benefits” is off of the band’s upcoming debut EP which will boast collaborations with some of the band’s most VIOLENT conspirators such as Aaron Nordstrom (Gemini Syndrome), Andy JamesKAZ (VAMPS) as well as the official Jon Moxley All Elite Wrestling theme song UNSCRIPTED VIOLENCE that can be heard every Wednesday during AEW Dynamite on TNT. The EP was produced and mixed by Kane Churko at The Hideout Recording Studio, Henderson, NV.

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“This project has been a long time coming. We have been working viciously to articulate our message of violence and are anxious to finally hand it over to the people. “Enemies With Benefits” is the first stop on the road to violent idolatry that we are here to take you on.”

“There is no hero without an enemy and usually even the villain thinks himself the hero. This song explores the schizophrenic relationship between the two and their perpetual bond.” – V

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Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest 2020 announces first round of breweries and bands – including Satan

The grains that bind us will be present on Friday and Saturday, April 3-4, 2020, when Decibel brings the loudest, heaviest, two-day craft beer festival in the world back to The Fillmore Philadelphia for a fourth-round!

Extreme metal legends Napalm Death will perform a special one-time-only set of exclusively Harmony Corruption and Utopia Banished songs, while Converge will play their metallic hardcore landmark album Jane Doe in its entirety for their first time ever in North America. If that wasn’t enough, grinding heroes Pig Destroyer will help to present sponsors Relapse Records celebrate their 30th anniversary with the first-ever performance of PD‘s game-changing record Prowler in the Yard!

This also marks the Metal & Beer Fest return of Norwegian black metal godfathers Mayhem, with first-time appearances from New Wave of British Heavy Metal heroes Satan, heavy metal revivalists Night Demon, quickly rising old-schoolers Haunt, New England doom lords Magic Circle and Seattle funeral doom crushers Un, who round out the first wave of bands on the bill with many more major acts to be announced in November!

Of course, this is a metal and beer festival and we’ve got the weekend’s other vital component totally covered via the world’s most metal breweries! The beer lineup is again presented by our friends at Broken Goblet (PA) with an appearance from featured brewery Wake (IL). Three Floyds (IN), Hammerheart (MN), Tired Hands (PA), Adroit Theory (VA), Blake’s Hard Cider (MI) and Yards (PA), will also join us in Philly, with nearly a dozen more attending breweries to be announced throughout November!

“We are excited to be back sponsoring Metal & Beer Fest 2020 in Philadelphia and partnering with Decibel to represent our city, our love of metal and our passion for beer,” says Mike LaCouture, co-owner of Broken Goblet Brewing. “We’ve held the belief for several years that this is the best beer fest we’ve ever been a part of, and we can’t wait to spend another weekend with several thousand metalheads who love craft beer.”

Special discounted early-bird weekend “Metal & Beer” tickets, entitling attendees to pours from each of the attending breweries all weekend long, are on sale Friday at 10am EST here: concerts1.livenation.com

2020 Stagecoach Lineup Revealed: Thomas Rhett, Carrie Underwood, Eric Church

THOMAS RHETT, CARRIE UNDERWOOD AND ERIC CHURCHHEADLINE THE 14th ANNUALSTAGECOACH: CALIFORNIA’S COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL FRIDAY, APRIL 24 through SUNDAY, April 26 at Empire Polo Club, Indio, CA FESTIVAL PASSES ON-SALE FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18 AT 11 AM PDTFeaturing the return of Guy Fieri’s Stagecoach Smokehouse, Diplo Late Night In Palomino, SiriusXM Spotlight Stage and much more!

“Headlining Stagecoach has always been on my bucket list. Can’t wait to see y’all in April!” – Thomas Rhett “There’s nothing like a Stagecoach audience and I can’t wait to take that stage again!” – Carrie Underwood “Been fortunate enough to play Stagecoach a few times. They will most certainly get everything the band and I have!“ – Eric Church LOS ANGELES, CA – October 15, 2019 – Get ready for more Stagecoach country loving because we’re back for our 14th year and we’ve invited all of your favorites to keep your heart racing and your boots stomping. STAGECOACH is back Friday, April 24 through Sunday, April 26, 2020 for its 14th year at the Empire Polo Fields in Indio, CA. Multi-platinum selling entertainer Thomas Rhett headlines Friday night while seven-time GRAMMY® Award-winning superstar Carrie Underwood closes things out on Saturday and instant hit creator Eric Church rounds out the weekend on Sunday. 
“Shattering our all-time attendance record in 2019 only made our team work harder and dive deeper to deliver more to our fans this year,” says festivalTalent Buyer Stacy Vee. “The Stagecoach 2020 lineup is all about high energy and getting every type of country music fan fired up. On top of this crazy lineup, Guy Fieri is back, Diplo is back, and we have much more in store that is absolutely going to blow minds!”
The 3-day event will also feature performances by Brett Young, Dan + Shay, Alan Jackson, Dustin Lynch, Midland, Jon Pardi, ZZ Top, Morgan Wallen and more (lineup as of October 15 is below).
Fan-favorite Guy Fieri’s Stagecoach Smokehouse is back again for its third year in a row to reveal new chefs, pit bosses and BBQ vendors. Guy and friends will be showcasing their pits and rigs and offering taste tests to fans throughout the weekend with live demos. Stay tuned for the full food lineup.
“I’m stoked to be firing up my Stagecoach Smokehouse again this year where we’ll be cookin’ up some bad ass bar-b-que,” says Guy Fieri. “So, ride on down to Flavortown and hang out with me, my buddies and some real deal pit masters from around the country.”
Join us Sunday night for the welcome return of Diplo Late Night In Palomino. After the unforgettable and first-ever live performance of “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus at the festival last year and the debut of Diplo’s country project with collaborations from Morgan Wallen, Cam and Jonas Brothers, who knows what other surprises the superstar producer/DJ will have on deck this season!
Returning to the festival this year is the SiriusXM Spotlight Stage, which will once again highlight today’s rising stars like Hardy, Caylee Hammack and Gabby Barrett and others. The Honkytonk Dance Hall also makes a comeback in addition to High Class Hillbilly owner and singer Nikki Lane’s Stage Stop Marketplace.
Festival passes go on sale Friday, October 18at 11 AM PDT at stagecoachfestival.com.
Pass Prices:3-Day General Admission $3193-Day General Admission/Shuttle Combo $3793-Day Corral Standing Pit $1,2993-Day Corral C1 Reserved Seating $1,2993-Day Corral C2 Reserved Seating $829Preferred Parking $89Any Line Shuttle Pass $70Camping Companion Parking $55**plus fees
Pay in full or choose the Stagecoach Payment Plan to pay up to four equal payments from October 18 through January. Travel Packages, Shuttles and the Safari Camping Experience available via Valley Music Travel.
American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Wednesday, October 16 at 10am PT through Thursday, October 17 at 10pm PT.

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The STAGECOACH 2019 lineup in ABC order (as of October 15th) is as follows: Alan JacksonBilly Ray CyrusBrandon RatcliffBrett YoungBryan AdamsCarrie UnderwoodCaylee HammackChris LaneCourtney Marie AndrewsDan + ShayDesureDiploDustin LynchEric ChurchGabby BarrettGone WestGuy FieriHailey WhittersHardyHayes CarllIan NoeIngrid AndressJade JacksonJimmie AllenJon PardiLaci Kaye BoothLil Nas XLOCASHMarty StuartMidlandMitchell TenpennyMorgan WallenNeal McCoyNikki LaneNiko MoonOrville PeckPam TillisPaul CauthenPayton SmithRaeLynnRiley GreenRyan BinghamSeaforthShenandoahTanya TuckerTeddy RobbTemecula RoadTenille TownesThe Haden TripletsThe Last BandolerosThomas RhettWhitney RoseZZ TopWillie Jones STAGECOACH is produced by Goldenvoice.

EDSEL DOPE Confronts Static-X Rumors: Calls Photo of Neck Tattoo “Click Bait and Hilarious”, While reminding us that “People can do Amazing things with Photoshop”

DOPE front-man EDSEL DOPE, in the midst of a flurry of online speculation, has broken his silence to address the claims of photographic evidence attempting to prove his role as the masked vocalist, named Xer0, on the current STATIC-X Wisconsin Death Trip 20th Anniversary Tour / Memorial for WAYNE STATIC.

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I have quietly sat through all of this speculation and have thoroughly enjoyed the ride.

Yesterday’s internet eruption reminded me of an episode of Scooby-Doo.

It’s incredible how far some people will go to get attention or clicks, so let me remind you how easy it is to slap a little tribal neck tattoo onto someone in photoshop.

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I’m honored for myself and for my band DOPE to be part of this 20th anniversary celebration, along with this unbelievable, traveling memorial to our old friend Wayne Static.

Wayne is currently on the minds and in the hearts of the metal community in a very unique and special way. His memory / legacy is more celebrated than it has ever been before.

I personally get to see the joy, the tears, and the incredible sense of healing that is occurring on the faces and in the hearts of Static-X fans, each and every night, around the world.

I’m not attempting to be a spokesperson for Static-X, but I will share that I have personally met Wayne’s parents and siblings, as they have attended a number of these shows.

I have personally seen their tears of joy and their expressions of gratitude and approval for the way that Tony, Ken, Koichi, & Xer0 are celebrating the music and memorializing the life and legacy of their son and sibling, Wayne Wells Static.

I’m including a candid photo that I snapped of Static-X drummer Ken Jay embracing Wayne’s father, while Tony Campos, Wayne’s mother, Wayne’s siblings and friends share some personal time together. Words cannot express the love and respect that I’ve experienced out here.

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It’s one thing to go on a Scooby-Doo scavenger hunt, or to use photoshop to attempt to prove whatever you are trying to spin, but it’s entirely different when trolls, masquerading as journalists, spew their ignorant, hateful words towards something that is so incredibly personal.

Anyone with the nerve to throw virtual tomatoes at a traveling memorial, that has been orchestrated and supported by the family, loved ones, and long-time friends of the deceased should be absolutely ashamed of themselves.

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In the end, I’m not the type of person to allow others to dictate the narrative of my life or my art, so I’ve decided to also include a picture of me chatting it up, while watching another SOLD OUT Static-X show from the side of the stage the other night.

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Dope will be heading over to the Ukraine and Russia next week before returning to North America for the second leg of the North American Wisconsin death trip 20th Anniversary Tour and Memorial to Wayne Static:

10/17 @ Atlas – Kyiv, Ukraine
10/19 @ Aglomerat – Moscow, Russia
10/20 @ ZAL – Saint Petersburg, Russia

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Dope will be supporting Static-X on the second leg of the North American Wisconsin death trip 20th Anniversary Tour and Memorial to Wayne Static, kicking of in Austin,Texas on November 8.

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STATIC-X North American Wisconsin Death Trip 20th Anniversary Tour Dates, Second Leg

Featuring co-headliners DEVILDRIVER w/ support from Dope, Wednesday 13 and Raven Black

11/08 @ Emo’s – Austin, TX
11/09 @ Clicks – Tyler, TX
11/10 @ Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
11/12 @ Varsity Theatre – Baton Rouge, LA
11/13 @ House of Blues – New Orleans, LA
11/15 @ Revolution – Ft. Lauderdale
11/16 @ The Orpheum – Tampa, FL
11/17 @ Club LA – Destin, FL
11/19 @ Cone Denim – Greensboro, NC
11/20 @ The Norva – Norfolk, VA
11/21 @ Express Live – Columbus, OH
11/22 @ Skyloft – Albany, NY
11/23 @ Providence Metal Fest at Fete Ballroom – Providence, RI
11/24 @ Sony Hall – New York, NY
11/27 @ Machine Shop – Flint, MI
11/28 @ Machine Shop – Flint, MI
11/29 @ Riverfront Live – Cincinnati, OH
11/30 @ The Rave II – Milwaukee, WI
12/01 @ The City Center – Champaign, IL
12/02 @ House of Blues – Chicago, IL
12/03 @ Green Bay Distillery – Green Bay, WI
12/04 @ The Myth – St. Paul, MN
12/05 @ Wooly’s – Des Moines, IA
12/06 @ Pop’s – Sauget, IL
12/07 @ Bourbon Theater – Lincoln, NE
12/08 @ Sunshine Studios Live – Colorado Springs, CO

Wednesday 13 ONLY – NO DEVILDRIVERDope, or Raven Black

12/10 @ The Royal Bar – Salt Lake City, UT
12/11 @ Knitting Factory – Boise, ID
12/12 @ Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA
12/13 @ Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
12/14 @ El Corazon – Seattle, WA
12/15 @ Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC
12/17 @ Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
12/18 @ Fulton 55 – Fresno, CA

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AWAKE AT LAST “The Change (Feat. Spencer Charnas)” Visualizer

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Dover, DE based Dark Pop / Hard Rock Band AWAKE AT LAST has released a vivid visualizer for their single, “The Change (Feat. Spencer Charnas).”

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“‘The Change’ is anthemic and bold. It’s a call to arms to our listeners to not only make a change in themselves to pursue more fulfilling lives, but also to lead by example and BE the change in the world that show’s others they don’t have to be afraid to make the transformation themselves.””I can’t wait to finally release the title track of this amazing record we’ve worked so hard on.” – AWAKE AT LAST

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AWAKE AT LAST with Famous Last WordsDayshell, and At My Mercy:
05/10 @ Legends Bar and Venue – Convington, KY
05/11 @ The Champ – Harrisburg, PA
05/12 @ Alchemy – Providence, RI
05/13 @ Revolution Music Hall – Amityville, NY
05/14 @ Kingsland – Brooklyn, NY
05/15 @ Championship – Trenton, NJ
05/16 @ Canal Club – Richmond, VA
05/17 @ Drunk Horse Pub – Fayetteville, NC
05/19 @ Soundbar – Orlando, FL
05/21 @ Crowbar – Tampa, FL
05/22 @ Connect Live – Acworth, GA
05/24 @ House Of Rock – Corpus Christi, TX
05/25 @ Dirty Dog Bar – Austin, TX
05/26 @ Prophet Bar – Dallas, TX
05/27 @ 89th St Collective – Oklahoma City
05/28 @ Fubar – St Louis, MO
05/29 @ Vaudeville Mews – Des Moines, IA
05/30 @ Amsterdam Bar and Grill – St Paul, MN
05/31 @ Annex – Madison, WI
06/01 @ Citadel – Indianapolis, IN

AWAKE AT LAST with Eyes Set To Kill and Rivals:
06/28 @ Let There Be Rock School – Frederick, MD
07/01 @ Bungalow – Manchester, NH
07/02 @ Alchemy – Providence, RI
07/03 @ The Cave – West Haven, CT
07/05 @ Mohawk Place – Buffalo, NY
07/06 @ Crofoot Ballroom – Pontiac, MI
07/07 @ Rockpile – Toronto, Ontario
07/08 @ Rockpile – Ottawa, Ontario
07/09 @ Salle Multi – Quebec City, Quebec
07/10 @ Piranha Bar – Montreal, Quebec
07/11 @ Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY
07/12 @ INKCarceration Fest – Mansfield, OH

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Both as a band and as individuals, Awake At Last continue to stand for positivity, spirituality, self-help and making an impact every single day. Returning with their debut full-length release, The Change, they have never sounded more confident, more energized, or been more determined to reach out to those who might be struggling in the world. The Change releases June 21st via Outerloop Records. “We pushed ourselves to our limits as songwriters,” states guitarist Imran Xhelili. “There is more variety on this record and there are songs that lean in a heavier rock/metal direction with other songs being a lot lighter and more dynamic. All of the choruses on this album have huge hooks, and there are more sections that are less guitar heavy and carried by different elements, like pianos and orchestral instruments.

The lyrics are also more direct in how they carry across the messages we have always had at the forefront of our music.” While making waves with their previous output, this combination is the sound of a band who have truly come into their own. From front to back, every song carries a message of hope. Having commenced writing for it even before the release of their Life/Death/Rebirth EP in 2016, the finished result is not something that came easily. “We all had demons we had to battle mentally and physically,” explains vocalist Vincent Torres. “You wouldn’t believe the pressure that comes down on you when you begin the process for a full length record. After we pushed through the turmoil and embraced the wonderful things that came as a reward it became pretty clear that what we had made should be called The Change. I think this is a perfect name, because it represents the spiritual evolution that we all went through.”

Having achieved a lot in 2018, including a stint on the final run of the Warped Tour – commencing the day after they finished tracking The Change – appearing on the iMatter Festival alongside Underoath and August Burns Red and opening for Asking Alexandria in Louisville, Kentucky, the band are striding into the fifth year of their existence on a high. The first taste of the record is single “Dead Generation”, which stands as a wake-up call, urging everyone who hears it to stand up and speak with their own voice, rather than becoming part of said dead generation. This perfectly represents both the band – rounded out by guitarist Eric Blackway, bassist/vocalist Tyler Greene and drummer Jon Finney – and their core message, continuing to place their fans first, and wanting to do all that they can to help improve their quality of life. “I want people to understand the symbiotic relationship between a band and its fanbase and I want them to feel like they’re along for the ride with us,” Torres states. “We are a band that is built on the foundation of endurance and perseverance, and nothing we’ve accomplished has been easily accessed. I want our fans to know that the reason we are able to live this dream is because they continue to support us and allow us to do so, but most of all I want them to understand that whatever it is that nurtures their soul can also be obtainable if they strive for it and believe in themselves.” Xhelili expounds on this, noting “As individuals, it can feel hard at times to find our own identity and our individual greater purpose. It all may feel rather heavy and bog us down constantly. However, we are here to take a stand and try to rise above all of that and be a respite for all of the darkness around us, as a shining light.” The casual listener also might be unaware of the interconnectedness of Awake At Last’s releases, with Torres explaining that there’s a deep-rooted storyline following a character on their journey through multiple lives.The Change in fact serves as a direct sequel to Life/Death/Rebirth. “The being who experienced the afterlife in Life/Death/Rebirth is reborn into a new vessel in The Change, but in order to interrupt the endless cycle of life and death they’ve been going through they attempt to imbue their new vessel with all of their cellular knowledge. They believed that by doing this the vessel in The Change could bring about a great revolution in the world and finally end the process so the soul may finally rest. What happens next is yet to be determined.”

The album was produced by Kile Odell of Failure Anthem and Josh Landryin Greensboro, NC, the energy and the dynamic of the team essential to shaping the record into its finished product. With Xhelili admitting the pressure of making a full-length was nerve-wracking, he also claims that this nervous energy helped them nail it down. “We all were striving and yearning for this to be the biggest and best album it could be and we all walked away very proud and satisfied with the end result.” For Torres, the process was not an easy one, the sessions taking a toll on him, having his lyrics chopped and changed by the production team after extensive demoing not something that immediately sat well with him. “It was hard fought but after all was said and done I’d learned so much about taking many words and turning them into poetry, and I believe the sessions made me a much better musician and songwriter. After some push and pull I think the compromises made created the perfect record and I think you can feel some of that struggle in the music, but also feel how to get through it.”The Change also marks the band’s transition from a fully independent band to one partnered up with Outerloop Records, which is a landmark event in their story. This partnership has allowed the band to make the album they want, and having the backing of a label will allow them to spread their music far further than they could with previous releases. “They believed in the vision we were striving for and we signed with them for this record to see the vision come to life,” explains Torres. “It is a bit of an adaptation process when you go from being completely DIY and independent to having a team behind you, but overall it’s really cool to be able to bounce ideas off of multiple sources and work with some amazing people who want the same thing that we do.”

As they continue to build momentum, the quintet’s ambitions remain true to their original aspirations: wanting to establish an even stronger connection to their fanbase. “I want to create a movement where individuals from all walks of life can come together and support one another as we continue to evolve and make changes in order to pursue fulfilling lives,” states Torres. Given the demons that had to be battled and overcome to reach this point it’s unsurprising how eager they are for people to hear what they have achieved. “This is the moment we’ve spent years working towards and these are by far the strongest Awake At Last songs we have written,” says Xhelili. “I feel proud of every single song that made the record and there is no filler. This is an album the fans can listen front to back and be immersed in the underlying concept and themes that tie it all together.”

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Eddie Griffin, Jay Mohr, Christopher Titus, Jeremy Piven, Michael Blackson & more coming soon to the Pittsburgh Improv

With the sweetness of the Midwest and the iron balls of the East Coast, Jenny Zigrino is a comedian that packs a punch of truly original humor. She’s charmed audiences across the country with her wit, keen observations, embarrassing anecdotes, and brilliant honesty for a compelling performance you can’t ignore. Don’t miss it!

Enjoy a night of comedy on The Improv! Secure your Complimentary Guest Pass here

Vinny is a fast up in coming stand up comedian currently based in Los Angeles. He started his comedy career in the Pittsburgh, which also gave its start to such legends as Billy Gardell, Dennis Miller, Steve Byrne, and Eddie Ifft. Don’t miss this star on the rise!

This tour has been selling out across the country. The triple headliner show features Franco Harris, Matt Bellak and Tim Hanlon. Don’t miss it!

He has been called one of the most original stand-up comics in the country and his performances leave audiences laughing in tears. Michael Blackson aka ‘The African King of Comedy’ has been entertaining audiences all across the country and around the globe for more than a decade.

Comedian actor radio host and best selling author Jay Mohr has been performing stand-up comedy since he was sixteen years old. With a career that has spanned over three decades Jay has become an artist that is very difficult to define but performing stand-up comedy is in his blood, his bones and his DNA. Don’t miss it!

Titus has released seven ninety-minute albums in as many years. He has six one-hour comedy specials currently running on Comedy Central, and his seventh special, BORN WITH A DEFECT, premiered in 2017. To see one of Christopher Titus’ shows is to love him. Titus is currently performing his newest show in sold out theaters across the country. Don’t miss him when he makes a rare performance at the Pittsburgh Improv!!

Eddie has achieved megastar status in the comedy world through his roles in blockbuster films, massive stand up specials and the crown jewel, being named by Comedy Central as one of the Top 100 Greatest Stand Up Comedians of all time!

Comedian and Actor Harland Williams is known the world over for his hilarious movie roles and outlandish stand up and sketch comedy routines. He has had major roles in films such as Dumb and Dumber, Something About Mary, Half Baked, Rocketman, Sorority Boys & Down Periscope. Fresh funny and always full of the unexpected Harland’s incredible shows are not to be missed!

Lavell is quickly climbing the comedic ranks and becoming one of the hottest stars in the business today. He became a household name from his role on “Breaking Bad” and appearances on Lopez Tonight, Def Comedy Jam & BET’s Comic View. Don’t miss it!!

Jeremy became a major household name as Ari on HBO’s Entourage but has also had notable roles on the big screen in many major blockbuster films – Serendipity, Smokin’ Aces, Cars and The Goods. Don’t miss it!

List of Events
 “King of the Spring” Stand Up Comedy CompetitionPittsburgh ImprovWednesday, Apr 24, 2019 8:00 PM EDT (7:00 PM Doors) FIND TICKETS
 Kierra Darshell’s Sunday Drag BrunchPittsburgh ImprovSunday, Apr 28, 2019 12:30 PM EDT (12:00 PM Doors) FIND TICKETS
 The HodgetwinsPittsburgh ImprovWednesday, May 22, 2019 8:00 PM EDT (6:30 PM Doors) FIND TICKETS
 “Stand up Pittsburgh” Open Mic !Pittsburgh ImprovWednesday, May 22, 2019 8:00 PM EDT (7:00 PM Doors) FIND TICKETS
 Stone Cold and The Jackal TourPittsburgh ImprovTuesday, May 28, 2019 8:00 PM EDT (6:30 PM Doors) FIND TICKETS
 Craig ShoemakerPittsburgh ImprovThursday, May 30, 2019 8:00 PM EDT (7:00 PM Doors) FIND TICKETSFriday, May 31, 2019 7:30 PM EDT (6:00 PM Doors) FIND TICKETSFriday, May 31, 2019 9:45 PM EDT (9:30 PM Doors) FIND TICKETSSaturday, Jun 01, 2019 7:00 PM EDT (5:30 PM Doors) FIND TICKETSSaturday, Jun 01, 2019 9:30 PM EDT (9:15 PM Doors) FIND TICKETS
 Paul VirziPittsburgh ImprovThursday, Aug 15, 2019 8:00 PM EDT (7:00 PM Doors) FIND TICKETSFriday, Aug 16, 2019 7:30 PM EDT (6:00 PM Doors) FIND TICKETSFriday, Aug 16, 2019 9:45 PM EDT (9:30 PM Doors) FIND TICKETSSaturday, Aug 17, 2019 7:00 PM EDT (5:30 PM Doors) FIND TICKETSSaturday, Aug 17, 2019 9:30 PM EDT (9:15 PM Doors) FIND TICKETSSunday, Aug 18, 2019 7:00 PM EDT (6:00 PM Doors) FIND TICKETS
 GodfreyPittsburgh ImprovThursday, Oct 31, 2019 8:00 PM EDT (7:00 PM Doors) FIND TICKETS

DIY Metal Phenoms TETRARCH to Perform at EXIT 111 Festival – October 11-13, 2019

Inaugural Three-Day Event Hosted by Eddie Trunk + Featuring Headliners Guns N’ Roses, Def Leppard and Lynyrd SkynyrdTaking Place at the Great Stage Park in Manchester, TNOrder TETRARCH’s Latest Album, Freak, via iTunesAmazon or Google Play

The inaugural EXIT 111 Festival just announced their heavyweight line-up that will celebrate all forms of rock – from hard to classic, alternative to southern – when it debuts October 11-13 at the Great Stage Park in Manchester, TN. The inaugural three-day event hosted by Eddie Trunk will be led by headlining slots from Guns N’ Roses, Def Leppard, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and a mix of platinum-selling artists including Slayer (in the last Tennessee show of their career), ZZ TopDeftonesGhostMegadeth and more than 40 acts (full line-up below). Tickets for EXIT 111 go on sale Thursday, April 25 at 12:00 PM (ET), with additional ticketing info below. Independent metal phenoms TETRARCH are thrilled to announce that they are officially scheduled to perform at EXIT 111 on Sunday, October 13, along with Guns N’ RosesDeftonesCoheed and CambriaLamb of God and many other massive artists. Lead guitarist Diamond Rowe says, “We are so excited to be performing on the first ever Exit 111 Festival. Not only is the lineup stacked, but it’s a great variety of rock and metal bands that you would never see together in a typical setting! We grew up jamming to Guns N’ RosesDeftonesLamb of God, etc. so it’s an honor to be on the same bill with all of those bands. Everyone that comes is definitely in for a treat.” The full EXIT 111 line-up as of today is as follows: Guns N’ Roses, Def Leppard, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Slayer, ZZ Top, Deftones, Ghost, Megadeth, Coheed & Cambria, Lamb of God, Mastodon, Seether, Alter Bridge, Gojira, Cheap Trick, Blackberry Smoke, Black Label Society, Ministry, Skillet, Nothing More, Sleeping With Sirens, Of Mice and Men, Thrice, Whitechapel, Power Trip, Black Stone Cherry, Fever 333, Graveyard, The Cadillac Three, 10 Years, From Ashes to New, Tyler Bryant and the Shakedown, New Years Day, Alien Weaponry, Bishop Gunn, Dead Sara, Plague Vendor, Dirty Honey, TETRARCH, Watermox, Kyle Shutt, and O’BrotherEXIT 111 weekend passes and single day tickets go on sale Thursday, April 25 at 12:00 PM (ET). A special pre-sale launches Tuesday, April 23 at 9:00 AM (ET)-Wednesday, April 24 at 11:59 PM (ET) via the festival’s website. A variety of ticketing options (GA, VIP, four-pack, military discounts, and payment plans), add-ons, camping and parking options, can be found here. Children under 10 are free with paid accompanied adult.
For more information on EXIT 111 Festival, visit:www.exit111festival.comwww.facebook.com/exit111festwww.instagram.com/exit111festTETRARCH Confirmed Festival Dates:May 11 – Epicenter Festival – Rockingham, NCJuly 20 – Edgefest – Jackpot, NVOctober 13 – Exit 111 Festival – Manchester, TN TETRARCH burst onto the scene in 2017 with the release of their full-length album, Freak. The album immediately reached strong positions on several iTunes charts – debuting within the Top 200 chart, at #3 on the metal charts and #17 on the rock charts. Their lead single, “Freak”, has garnered huge response from Sirius XM Octane, and hit Top 50 on the Active Rock charts. Freak is available to order now via iTunesAmazon or Google Play. Merch bundles are also available via www.tetrarchmusic.com and the band’s Facebook page. Watch music videos from TETRARCH here:”Freak”: https://youtu.be/GagWIMAJraw“Oddity”: https://youtu.be/8JSHrza2gbs“Pull the Trigger”: https://youtu.be/or_FNC9hzFQ
TETRARCH is:Josh Fore – vocals/guitarDiamond Rowe – lead guitarRyan Lerner – bassRuben Limas – drums
TETRARCH online:www.tetrarchmusic.comwww.facebook.com/tetrarchmusicwww.twitter.com/tetrarchwww.instagram.com/tetrarchmusic

The NorthmeN Release Official Music Video for “Forevermore”

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Watertown, NY Heavy Rock Band The NorthmeN has released the official music video for their single, “Forevermore.”

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The NorthmeN has also announced that the dates of their YOUR MAJESTY TOUR 2019 Spring / Summer Tour. Launching May 17 in Baltimore, MD, the tour will run throughout the East Coast, ending 8/31 in Pittston, PA.

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Tour Dates:
05/17 @ The Depot – Baltimore, MD
05/18 @ Tally Ho Theater – Leesburg, VA
05/24 @ Pineapple Jack’s – Rochester, NY
05/25 @ InsideOut Tavern – Syracuse, NY
06/07 @ TBA
06/08 @ 33 Golden Street – New London, CT
06/14 @ Fort Drum – LeRay, NY
06/15 @ Pineapple Jack’s – Rochester, NY
06/29 @ Exhibition Hall – Watertown, NY
07/06 @ Club 11 – Syracuse, NY
07/20 @ Bre Fest ’19 – Watertown, NY
07/26 @ Block Party – Watertown, NY
08/17 @ Town Hall Theater – Chateaugay, NY
08/30 @ The Broken String – Watertown, NY
08/30 @ Border Bar – Pittston, PA

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Formed in the winter of 2015, The Northmen is a metal/hard rock quartet with a mind to conquer like those of their namesake. With a combination of heart pounding drums, dual guitar harmonies, aggressive riffs, and a healthy nod to the guitar solo- The Northmen set out to achieve one thing; a unique, original sound with relentless energy. Check out our music below!

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Live Nation and SGE Present Rockstar Energy Drink Disrupt Festival

FeaturingThe Used, Thrice,Circa Survive, Sum 41,The Story So Far, Atreyu,Sleeping With Sirens, Meg & Dia and more, in select cities  Tickets On Sale Starting This Friday, March 29that 10am Local Time  March 25, 2019 – Featuring some of the biggest bands in rock as well as the genre’s rising stars, The Rockstar Energy Drink DISRUPT Festival is a brand-new music experience making its debut across North America this summer. The touring festival will feature unique line-ups in each city, with performances varying from artists including The Used, Thrice, Circa Survive, Sum 41, The Story So Far, Atreyu, Sleeping With Sirens, Andy Black, Four Year Strong, Memphis May Fire, Trophy Eyes, Meg & Dia, Juliet Simms and Hyro The Hero. Please visit rockstardisrupt.com for full line-up details by city. The 25-city rock roadshow of the summer will kick off June 21st in Dallas, TX at the Dos Equis Pavilion and make stops in Austin, Atlanta, Toronto, Denver and more, before wrapping July 28th  in Albuquerque, NM at the Isleta Amphitheater. Fans will be immersed into a full-day interactive experience where they will not only be able to see some of their favorite bands live, but will also be exposed to the latest in lifestyle brands and pop-up activations. The entire festival will take place across two incredible stages, allowing fans to experience all of their must-see artists in one rock-filled day. Fans who bring any empty 16 ounce can of Rockstar Energy Drink to recycle at the main gate will have the opportunity to skip the line and be entered to win a signed festival guitar and exclusive meet & greet with festival headliners. Tickets for DISRUPT will go on sale beginning this Friday, March 29th at 10am local time. A full list of dates and ticket links can be found at rockstardisrupt.com. Citi is the official presale credit card for the tourAs such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Tuesday, March 26th at 12pm local time until Thursday, March 28th at 10pm local time through Citi’s Private Pass program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com. Press applications are now open and available at: http://bitly.com/DISRUPT2019. Rockstar Energy Drink DISRUPT Festival DatesJune 21 – Dallas, TX @ Dos Equis PavilionJune 22 – Austin, TX @ Austin360 AmphitheaterJune 23 – The Woodlands, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by HuntsmanJune 25 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Coral Sky Amphitheatre at S. Florida FairgroundJune 26 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at the FL State FairgroundsJune 28 – Atlanta, GA @ Cellairis Amphitheare at LakewoodJune 29 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music PavilionJuly 2 – Syracuse, NY @ St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at LakeviewJuly 3 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser StageJuly 5 – Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity CenterJuly 6 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts CenterJuly 7 – Hartford, CT @ XFINITY TheatreJuly 9 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube LiveJuly 10 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music TheatreJuly 12 – Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino AmphitheatreJuly 13 – Thornville, OH @ Legend ValleyJuly 14 – Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music CenterJuly 15 – Maryland Heights, MO @ Hollywood Casino AmphitheatreJuly 17 – Denver, CO @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre*July 20 – Irvine, CA @ Five Point Amphitheater presented by Mercury InsuranceJuly 23 – Auburn, WA @ White River AmphitheatreJuly 24 – Boise, ID @ Ford Idaho Center AmphitheatreJuly 26 – Chula Vista, CA @ North Island Credit Union AmphitheatreJuly 27 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin PavilionJuly 28 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater *not a Live Nation date DISRUPT is presented by Live Nation and Synergy Global Entertainment, Inc. (SGE).About Rockstar Energy DrinkRockstar Energy Drink is designed for those who lead active lifestyles – from Athletes to Rockstars. Available in over 20 flavors at convenience and grocery outlets in over 30 countries, Rockstar supports the active Rockstar lifestyle across the globe through Action Sports, Motor Sports, and Live Music. For more information visit: www.RockstarEnergy.com
Find us at: Instagram.com/RockstarEnergyFacebook.com/RockstarYouTube.com/RockstarTwitter.com/RockstarEnergyAbout Live Nation EntertainmentLive Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Sponsorship. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com.About Synergy Global Entertainment, Inc.
Orange County, California based Synergy Global Entertainment, Inc. (SGE) is one of the world’s premier music festival production companies. SGE events include music and lifestyle festivals across a variety of genres and interests, with over 100 major festival dates planned for 2019. SGE produces or co-produces Back To The Beach; Big Adventure; Driftwood; ID10T Music Festival + Comic Conival; Knotfest; Lost Lands (Your EDM Best Festival of 2017 and Noiseporn 2017 Festival Of The Year); Moonrise Festival; MUSINK; Ohana Dana Point; Sabroso Taco, Craft Beer & Music Festival; Surf City Blitz; 92.3 WCOL Country Jam + Campout; Scallywag!, and more. In addition, SGE co-produced the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival and the worldwide Rockstar Taste of Chaos, and created and produced the Identity Festival, Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival, and Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival. This year’s SGE-affiliated events are projected to sell over 1.2 million tickets. In addition to festival production and promotion, SGE’s in-house sponsorship agency procures and executes a multitude of partnerships in varying forms for global brands, top-tier artists, international booking agencies and more. www.sgeworldwide.com
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Inkcarceration Festival on July 12, 13, and 14 at the famous Ohio State Reformatory

Tickets are on sale now for the second annual Inkcarceration Festival on July 12, 13, and 14 at the famous Ohio State Reformatory aka Shawshank prison in Mansfield Ohio. The event will feature over 30 bands on 2 outdoor stages, 70 tattoo artists, reformatory tours, gourmet food trucks, the best drinks and for the first time – The Haunted house attraction “Escape from Blood Prison”!

     The amazing lineup also includes: +Live+, Taking Back Sunday, Seether, Skillet, I Prevail, Starset, Red Sun Rising, Motionless in White, Fozzy, Buckcherry, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Andrew W.K., P.O.D., Stabbing Westward, Light the Torch, From Ashes to New, Issues, Smile Empty Soul, Eyes Set To Kill, Awake at Last, The Funeral Portait, Kerbera, Raven Black, Beyond Unbroken, Rivals, Impending Lies, The Everyday Losers, plus special performances by The Monster Dolls.


“This will be Godsmack’s first time back at the Ohio State Reformatory since we shot the Awake video in 2000, so we can’t wait to get out and rock with you! We’re coming at you harder in 2019 than ever before so get ready!” – Godsmack
 
My band and I are beyond psyched to party harder than ever at the Inkcarceration Festival! We shall summon the party gods and use their power to celebrate together and make memories to last forever!” – Andrew W.K 

“We’re really excited to play Inkcarceration Festival. It’s our first time playing in a prison, so that’s cool. Also, I found out it’s the prison where they shot Shawshank Redemption so that makes it even cooler!” – John Nolan from Taking Back Sunday

“What a great idea! BC is fired up to be a part of such a cool pairing prison/tattoos, and Rock n’ Roll its gonna be a barn burner.” – Josh Todd, Buckcherry
 
“We were raised in Akron, OH, The people of Ohio clearly have a passion for live music and we’re humbled to be a product of this state. Always feel honored to be apart of something thats close to home. See you all soon.” – Red Sun Rising.
 
“We’re so stoked to be a part of this years Inkcarceration festival in Mansfield, Ohio. There’s never a show in Ohio that disappoints, and as of 2018, Columbus now holds the record for the second biggest headlining show we’ve ever played. We can’t wait to bring some new material to fans that have had our back for a long time. See ya soon!” – Motionless in white
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Movement Festival 2019 Lineup Announcement

FEATURING FIRST EVER PERFORMANCE BY ORBITAL – LIVE
PLUS:AMELIE LENS, CHARLOTTE DE WITTE, CHRIS LAKE,CHRIS LIEBING, DANNY BROWN, DISCLOSURE – DJ SET, DJ BONE,DJ NOBU, DUBFIRE B3B NICOLE MOUDABER B3B PACO OSUNA,FLOORPLAN – LIVE, FISHER, GET REAL: GREEN VELVET & CLAUDE VONSTROKE, GRiZ – LIVE, GUCCI MANE, HOT SINCE 82, LOCO DICE, MAYA JANE COLES, MK, NASTIA, RICHIE HAWTIN, STEPHAN BODZIN – LIVE, TALE OF US,VIRGIL ABLOH, YAEJI and many more
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND MAY 25 – 27HART PLAZA, DETROIT

“The annual Memorial Day weekend marathon is a necessary pilgrimage for fans of Detroit music and those looking to get a grip on the bubbling US underground.” Resident Advisor
“I’m so excited to be a part of Movement Detroit’s lineup this year! It really is one of my dreams come true.” – Amelie Lens
3-Day Weekend and Daily Passes for both GA and VIPare Now On Sale at www.movement.us
Movement Music Festival, one of the longest running and most acclaimed electronic music festivals in the world, is pleased to reveal the full lineup for 2019, taking place Memorial Day Weekend, May 25-27 inside Hart Plaza, Detroit’s legendary riverfront park.
Since its inception, Movement has been deeply dedicated to bringing a completely original experience to Detroit, the place where it all began for Techno music. Festival organizers are hyper-focused on showcasing authentic talent for the event, which in turn provides an experience that is purely about the music. Movement fans will find themselves immersed with the best of the best, seasoned vets and up and comers within Techno and other dance music genres.
Festival organizers Paxahau previously announced a lineup preview, which included UK dance music pioneers Orbital, who will be performing live for the first time in Detroit in almost 20 years; as well as Amelie LensStephan Bodzin – liveChris LakeDanny Brown, Hot Since 82Floorplan – liveDJ Nobu and Heiko Laux. Today’s announcement features 79 additional acts, including GRAMMY-nominated producersDisclosure, who will be performing their acclaimed DJ set packed with new material and exciting production elements. Other notable acts announced today include Michigan native and “future funk” trailblazer, GRiZ who will be bringing his acclaimed live show to Movement; a special b3b set from Techno stalwarts DubfireNicole Moudaber, and Paco Osuna who are reuniting after a legendary performance at Nicole’s MoodRAW night at Output in New York; Off-White founder and Louis Vuitton’s artistic director Virgil Abloh delivering an exclusive DJ set exploring the robust relationships between fashion and music; Superstar MC and trap music pioneer Gucci Mane; and Korean-American artist and rising global sensation, Yaeji, who is known to blend both House and Hip-Hop coupled with lyrics in both Korean and English. Complete lineup listing can be found below.

The full lineup, in alphabetical order by day, is as follows:
SATURDAY, MAY 25Al Ester b2b Earl Mixxin MckinneyAmelie LensArt DepartmentBrian KageCarl CraigDisclosure – DJ set DJ HolographicJosh WinkKenny Larkin – liveLoco DiceLSD (Luke Slater, Function, Steve Bicknell)Marie Davidson Matthew HerbertMaya Jane ColesMGUNMister JoshooaNeil LandstrummOctave One – liveOrbitalRyan Crosson b2b Shaun ReevesSeth TroxlerSoul ClapStacey PullenSTERACTin Man – liveTylrUmfangVirgil AblohWAJATTA – live (John Tejada x Reggie Watts)
SUNDAY, MAY 26Andrea GhitaANNAAsher Perkins & Rex Sepulveda: Front to Front – liveAtaxiaChannel TresCharlotte de WitteChris LiebingCraig GonzalezDanny BrownDJ GodfatherDJ MinxDJ T-1000DM NationDubfire b3b Nicole Moudaber b3b Paco OsunaFisherGucci ManeHeiko LauxJohn AcquavivaKevin Saunderson b2b The Saunderson BrothersNastiaNoncompliantNorm TalleyOscar MuleroPatrick ToppingRichie HawtinRyan ElliottSam AustinsSheefy McFlySoul GoodmanVolvox
MONDAY, MAY 27Audion – liveChris LakeCielDabrye + KadenceDanny DazeDetroit Techno Militia 2x4DJ BoneDJ NobuDJ TennisFJAAK – liveFloorplan – liveGet RealGolf ClapGRiZHeathered PearlsHeidiHot Since 82J.PhlipJustin CudmoreLorenMadlibMathew Jonson – liveMKRemote Viewing PartyShigeto – liveStephan BodzinTale Of UsThe Advent – liveWhodatYaeji
Movement 2019 3-Day Weekend and Daily Passes for both GA and VIP are now available for purchase at www.movement.us. Payment Plan options are also available.
About Movement: Each year on Memorial Day weekend, thousands of people from across the globe gather in the birthplace of Techno to celebrate the heritage of Detroit and its musical influence over countless generations, new and old. Movement Music Festival is one of the longest-running dance music events in the world, committed to showcasing authentic electronic music and providing an experience unlike any other. The festival takes place in Hart Plaza – Detroit’s legendary riverfront destination.
Awards and accolades received by the festival and producer include:
Resident Advisors “Festival of the Month” for May 2018 – 2010, 2008 and 2007“The 16 Best Festivals of 2016” Magnetic Magazine 2017“16 of Summer’s Best Music Fests” Jetsetter Magazine 2016“Summer 2016’s 30 Must-See Music Festivals” Rolling Stone#2 on Beatports “15 Incredible Techno Festivals to Hit in 2015”New York Times “50 Essential Summer Festivals”“50 Must-See Music Festivals” Rolling Stone 2015#6 on Magnetic Magazine‘s list of “Most Life-changing EDM Festivals”
To learn more, visit http://www.movement.usFacebook: www.facebook.com/movementdetroitTwitter: https://twitter.com/MovementDetroitInstagram: @movementdetroitSnapchat: @movementdetroit
About Paxahau: Paxahau specializes in producing music festivals and events incorporating the most innovative sound designs and always placing the highest priority on music. The company first established itself in the 1990s as an underground party promoter and online resource to showcase electronic music culture in Detroit. Paxahau, producer of the Movement Festival in Detroit, is recognized across the world by artists, community members, and industry executives as a pioneering promoter rooted firmly in the birthplace of Techno.

Pittsburgh Comedian Krish Mohan returns to his hometown @MrSmalls 2/1

Krish Mohan is a Pittsburgh native who started doing comedy when he was in high school at Chartiers Valley in Bridgeville. He has certainly graduated from his earlier material that ran from Andy Kauffman-esque to his experiences growing up in an Indian family. These days Mohan tends to use a storytelling format to drive thought and laughter about such subjects as racism, immigration, and war. Check out this great interview from WESA, Pittsburgh’s NPR station: click here.

Mohan will be performing his “Empathy On Sale” show this Friday at Mr. Smalls in Millvale. We hope to see you there!!!

“The John Mellencamp Show” coming to Youngstown 2/19 @Stambaugh Auditorium

Set to coincide with a highly anticipated new album release, JOHN MELLENCAMP will embark on a 2019 tour of “The John Mellencamp Show” which will feature the rock icon’s classics plus some new material.  Hailed by critics and fans alike as one of music’s most authentic and crowd pleasing concert performers, Mellencamp will begin the tour February 7th in his home state of Indiana at South Bend’s Morris Performing Arts Center and will span two months ending in Clearwater, Florida at the famed Ruth Eckerd Hall.  Produced by AEG Presents, “The John Mellencamp Show” will start promptly at 8pm and will not have an opening act.  Every ticket purchased online will receive a physical copy of Mellencamp’s forthcoming album “Other People’s Stuff” set for release on November 16th by Universal Republic. 

Buy tickets here!

Choose the Perfect Seat with Platinum Seating! Platinum tickets provide fans with direct access to securing some of the best seats in the venue at market value. The market value for Platinum tickets is subject to change based on the overall demand and popularity for the event. Platinum tickets allow fans to purchase tickets in a safe and secure environment without running the risk of purchasing tickets that may be considered lost, stolen or counterfeit. Contact the Florence and Ward Beecher Box Office for more information.
Box Office – 330-259-0555 

THE ‘FRONT ROW’ VIP PACKAGE

One Incredible Top Price Reserved Ticket in the Front Row *

Essential John Mellencamp VIP Merchandise

  • One Exclusive John Mellencamp VIP Gift (Created Exclusively for VIP Package Purchasers)
  • One Limited-Edition Souvenir Concert Ticket
  • One Commemorative VIP Tour Laminate & Matching Lanyard

* Venue seating configurations may vary by market.

THE ‘GOLD’ VIP PACKAGE

One Amazing Top Price Reserved Ticket in the First Ten (10) Rows *

Essential John Mellencamp VIP Merchandise

  • One Exclusive John Mellencamp VIP Gift (Created Exclusively for VIP Package Purchasers)
  • One Limited-Edition Souvenir Concert Ticket
  • One Commemorative VIP Tour Laminate & Matching Lanyard

* Venue seating configurations may vary by market.

VIP PACKAGE DISCLAIMER INFORMATION

All sales are final. There are no refunds or exchanges under any circumstances. All packages and package contents (including will-call tickets) are non-transferable. VIP merchandise will be shipped directly to each package purchaser, some exceptions may apply. VIP merchandise is not required for venue entry. Delivery of VIP merchandise could occur after event date. Please make sure to consider this before you decide to purchase a package. Information provided at the time of purchase (name, address, e-mail, etc.) is the same information that will be utilized for shipping and individual contact requirements where applicable. Package purchases are restricted to U.S. & Canadian addresses only. Merchandise will not be shipped outside of the U.S. or Canada under any circumstances. The artist, tour, promoter, ticketing company, venue or any other affiliated parties are not responsible for outdated or inaccurate information provided by the consumer at the time of purchase. Commemorative VIP laminates are for commemorative purposes only. The VIP laminate does not gain or authorize access into the venue, VIP or any backstage areas.

THE MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2019 🔥 June 20-23; Full 5th Anniversary Lineup Incl. PENTAGRAM, CONAN, EARTHRIDE, MOTHERSHIP, 40+ More

THE MARYLAND DOOM FEST confirms its 2019 full 5th Anniversary lineup for June 20-23rd; Featuring PENTAGRAM, CONAN, EARTHRIDE, MOTHERSHIP, & 40+ More; Early Bird Tickets Open December 17th!

DOOMSTERS, GRUNGERS, SLUDGERS, STONERS, & PAGANS Unite!
The Maryland Doom Fest celebrates its 5th anniversary next year and is extremely pleased to present the full lineup for this special 2019 weekend event! The Fest has confirmed FIFTY of the heaviest, most talented bands to grace the stages of two venues this year. For the first time in its history, MD Doom Fest is bringing international artists, with INTERITUM from Tasmania and CONAN from the United Kingdom, and 48 more beloved USA acts coming from coast to coast!

As if the 5th Anniversary of MD Doom Fest is not enough, the Pre-Fest Party on Thursday, June 20th will also be a 20th Anniversary celebration of the Stoner Hands of Doom Festival (ShoD), with a spectacular lineup. These bands have all performed at great SHoD fests of years past! The Pre-Fest / SHoD 20th Anniversary Celebration will be monumental in countless ways.

We invite all to become part of the family at The Maryland Doom Fest 2019 Pre-Party and weekend events! Please support the Doom and Heavy Music scene and share this epic event with your compadres, fans, and followers. We will see you at #4daysofdoom!!

Early Bird Discount Tickets are available from December 17th through 31st (details below).

THE MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2019

PENTAGRAM + CONAN + EARTHRIDE + MOTHERSHIP

Year Of The Cobra + Lo Pan + Freedom Hawk + Warhorse + Pale Divine + Apostle Of Solitude + Kings Destroy + Solace + Foghound + Beelzefuzz + ZED + Wasted Theory + The Age Of Truth + Atala + Toke + Backwoods Payback + Weed Is Weed + Forming The Void + Sixes + After The Sun + Shadow Witch + Faith In Jane + Clouds Taste Satanic + Pale Grey Lore + Knoxxville + Devil To Pay + Eternal Black + Thonian Horde + Kingsnake + Greenbeard + Interitum + Benthic Realm + Horehound + Funeral Horse + Thosand Vision Mist + Deer Creek + Crooked Hills + Stone Dust Riders + Thunderchief + Wolf Blood + The Druids + Atomic 26 + Dead Sisters + Seasick Gladiator + Electric Age + Temptations Wings

June 20th – 23rd, 2019

Cafe611 and Guido’s Speakeasy in Frederick, MD

Early Bird Discount Tickets available from December 17th through 31st.
www.marylanddoomfest.com

Check out the ‘MD Doom Fest 2019 Sampler’ Spotify Playlist


FULL LINEUP OF EVENTS:

MD Doom Fest Pre-Party / SHoD 20th Anniversary Celebration
+ Thursday, June 20th + Cafe 611 +
Earthride
Warhorse
Solace
Wasted Theory
Devil to Pay
Deer Creek
Weed is Weed
Freedom Hawk
After the Sun

+GUIDO’S SPEAKEASY+

Friday, June 21st

Clouds Taste Satanic

Benthic Realm

Dead Sisters

Funeral Horse

Saturday, June 22nd

Electric Age

Pale Grey Lore

Thunderchief

Seasick Gladiator

Crooked Hills

Sunday, June 23rd

Temptations Wings

Wolf Blood

Stone Dust Riders

+CAFE 611+

Friday, June 21st
Mothership
Pale Divine
Lo Pan
Year of the Cobra
The Age of Truth
Backwoods Payback
Kingsnake
Interitum
The Druids

Saturday, June 22nd
Pentagram
Apostle of Solitude
Foghound
Beelzefuzz
Atala
Sixes
Forming the Void
Knoxxville
Atomic 26
Eternal Black
Greenbeard

Sunday, June 23rd
Conan
ZED
Kings Destroy
Toke
Thousand Vision Mist
Horehound
Thonian Horde
Shadow Witch
Faith in Jane

DETAILS:

Early Bird Discount Tickets will be open from December 17th-31st, 2018!
(Early Bird Discount is only for Weekend Passes- $74.)

On January 1, 2019, all regular price ticket options will be available.
Weekend Passes $89. Single Night: Fri. $35 / Sat. $40 / Sun. $35
Weekend Pass holders can attend Pre-Fest for $15 at the door, all others $30.

The Maryland Doom Fest Venues:
Cafe 611, 611 N Market St, Frederick, MD 21701 [MAP]
Guido’s Speakeasy, 543 N Market St, Frederick, MD 21701 [MAP]

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

Ebay Auction Winner Donates $7,300 for Place on Host Eddie Trunk’s Celebrity Bowling Team at Fourth Annual “Bowl For Ronnie” Bowling Party
 
Event on Thursday, October 25 at Pinz Bowling Center will Benefit Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund
 


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

LUKE BRYAN, SAM HUNT AND JASON ALDEAN HEADLINE THE 13th ANNUAL STAGECOACH: CALIFORNIA’S COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL

LUKE BRYAN, SAM HUNT AND JASON ALDEAN
HEADLINE THE 13th ANNUAL
STAGECOACH: CALIFORNIA’S COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL
FRIDAY, APRIL 26TH through SUNDAY, April 28th at Empire Polo Club, Indio, CA
FESTIVAL PASSES ON-SALE FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19 AT 11 AM PDT
Featuring the return of Guy Fieri’s Stagecoach Smokehouse, the SiriusXM Spotlight Stage, Nikki Lane’s Stage Stop Marketplace, the Honkytonk Dance Hall
and much more!
Stagecoach 2019 poster
“I always get fired up when I see Stagecoach as one of my stops on tour. This crowd never lets me down!” – Luke Bryan
“Stagecoach is hands down one of the best country music festivals around. We’ve been looking forward to coming back for three years. Can’t wait!” – Sam Hunt
“Headlining Stagecoach always feels like a bucket list show for me. You can’t beat looking out at the sea of fans with that California backdrop.” – Jason Aldean
LOS ANGELES, CA – October 16, 2018 – Welcome to Stagecoach Country: where the party is in full swing, the grill is sizzling and your friends come together to dance. STAGECOACH returns this 2019 on Friday, April 26 through Sunday, April 28 for its 13thyear at the Empire Polo Fields in Indio, CA. American Idol judge Luke Bryan headlines Friday of the festival while constant chart-topper Sam Hunt leads Saturday and current three-time CMA nominee Jason Aldean closes out the party on Sunday.
“I am so proud to present the Stagecoach 2019 lineup following our record-breaking show last year,” says festival Talent Buyer Stacy Vee. “This line up is gigantic! Guy Fieri is coming back! We are going to make the site look even more incredible. The whole team is already working overtime to deliver an unforgettable experience from top to bottom.”
The 3-day event will also feature performances by Cole Swindell, Luke Combs, Old Dominion, Kane Brown, CAM, Lauren Alaina, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bret Michaels, Tom Jones and more. (Full lineup as of October 16 is below).
Guy’s Stagecoach Smokehouse is back this year with a new cast of the nation’s finest pit bosses alongside the most celebrated restaurants and BBQ vendors. Guy and friends will be showcasing their pits and rigs and offering taste tests to fans throughout the weekend with live demos. Stay tuned for the full food lineup.
“Just like everybody stands by waiting to hear the lineup for Stagecoach,” Fieri says in a quote to Entertainment Weekly about last year’s Stagecoach, “I want them standing by waiting to hear the lineup on who the barbecue badasses are, and that’s what we’re doing.”
Returning to the festival this year is the SiriusXM Spotlight Stage, which will once again highlight today’s rising stars like Tyler Rich, Travis Denning, Mitchell Tenpenny and more. The Honkytonk Dance Hall also makes its return alongside the latest fan-favorite, Nikki Lane’s Stage Stop Marketplace.
High-Class Hillbilly, owner and singer Nikki Lane hosts the Stage Stop Marketplace which highlights carefully curated artisans, vintage fashion and unique one-of-a-kind western wear. Cool down with a cocktail and a taste of Nashville while watching singers, songwriters and special guests on the all-new Stage Stop Horseshoe Stage.
Car camping returns for 2019 with the added option to purchase Companion Camping Parking for additional vehicles. Revisit The Resort this season with full amenities like the internet café, charging stations, General Store, Supermarket Shuttles and on-site pedal cabs. These options and more will be available for purchase, with Travel Packages, Shuttles and the all new Safari Camping Experience available via Valley Music Travel.
Festival passes go on sale Friday, October 19 at 11 AM PDT at stagecoachfestival.com.
Pass Prices:
3-Day General Admission $349
3-Day General Admission/Shuttle Combo $409
3-Day Corral Standing Pit $1,399
3-Day Corral C1 Reserved Seating $1,399
3-Day Corral C2 Reserved Seating $899
**Prices as of the October 19 sale
All taxes, domestic shipping and fees are included in listed ticket prices. Pay in full or choose the Stagecoach Payment Plan to pay up to four equal payments from October 19 through January.
Stagecoach:
The STAGECOACH 2019 line up (as of October 16th) is as follows:
Abby Anderson
Adam Hambrick
Ashley Monroe
Aubrie Sellers
Becca Mancari
Brandon Lay
Bret Michaels
CAM
Carlton Anderson
Charley Crockett
Cody Johnson
Cole Swindell
Cordovas
Danielle Bradbery
Dan Tyminski
Dawn Landes
Devin Dawson
Filmore
Jason Aldean
Jessie James Decker
Jimmie Allen
Joe Diffie
Jon Langston
Jordan Davis
Kane Brown
King Leg
LANCO
Lauren Alaina
Luke Bryan
Luke Combs
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Mark Chesnutt
Michael Ray
Mitchell Tenpenny
Old Dominion
Parker Millsap
Rachel Wammack
Rita Wilson
Ross Ellis
Ruby Boots
Russell Dickerson
Sam Hunt
Sammy Kershaw
Scotty McCreery
Smithfield
Terri Clark
The Wild Feathers
Tom Jones
Travis Denning
Tyler Rich
Whiskey Myers
Whitey Morgan
William Prince
STAGECOACH is produced by Goldenvoice.